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43:1  Ha Mim
43:2  I swear by the Book that makes things clear
43:3  Surely We have made it an Arabic Quran that you may understand
43:4  And surely it is in the original of the Book with Us, truly elevated, full of wisdom
43:5  What! shall We then turn away the reminder from you altogether because you are an extravagant people
43:6  And how many a prophet have We sent among the ancients
43:7  And there came not to them a prophet but they mocked at him
43:8  Then We destroyed those who were stronger than these in prowess, and the case of the ancients has gone before
43:9  And if you should ask them, Who created the heavens and the earth? they would most certainly say: The Mighty, the Knowing One, has created them
43:10  He Who made the earth a resting-place for you, and made in it ways for you that you may go aright
43:11  And He Who sends down water from the cloud according to a measure, then We raise to life thereby a dead country, even thus shall you be brought forth
43:12  And He Who created pairs of all things, and made for you of the ships and the cattle what you ride on
43:13  That you may firmly sit on their backs, then remember the favor of your Lord when you are firmly seated thereon, and say: Glory be to Him Who made this subservient to us and we were not able to do i
43:14  And surely to our Lord we must return
43:15  And they assign to Him a part of His servants; man, to be sure, is clearly ungrateful
43:16  What! has He taken daughters to Himself of what He Himself creates and chosen you to have sons
43:17  And when one of them is given news of that of which he sets up as a likeness for the Beneficent Allah, his face becomes black and he is full of rage
43:18  What! that which is made in ornaments and which in contention is unable to make plain speech
43:19  And they make the angels-- them who are the servants of the Beneficent Allah-- female (divinities). What! did they witness their creation? Their evidence shall be written down and they shall be questioned
43:20  And they say: If the Beneficent Allah had pleased, we should never have worshipped them. They have no knowledge of this; they only lie
43:21  Or have We given them a book before it so that they hold fast to it
43:22  Nay! they say: We found our fathers on a course, and surely we are guided by their footsteps
43:23  And thus, We did not send before you any warner in a town, but those who led easy lives in it said: Surely we found our fathers on a course, and surely we are followers of their footsteps
43:24  (The warner) said: What! even if I bring to you a better guide than that on which you found your fathers? They said: Surely we are unbelievers in that with which you are sent
43:25  So We inflicted retribution on them, then see how was the end of the rejecters
43:26  And when Ibrahim said to his father and his people: Surely I am clear of what you worship
43:27  Save Him Who created me, for surely He will guide me
43:28  And he made it a word to continue in his posterity that they may return
43:29  Nay! I gave them and their fathers to enjoy until there came to them the truth and a Messenger making manifest (the truth)
43:30  And when there came to them the truth they said: This is magic, and surely we are disbelievers in it
43:31  And they say: Why was not this Quran revealed to a man of importance in the two towns
43:32  Will they distribute the mercy of your Lord? We distribute among them their livelihood in the life of this world, and We j have exalted some of them above others in degrees, that some of them may take others in subjection; and the mercy of your Lord is better than what they amass
43:33  And were it not that all people had been a single nation, We would certainly have assigned to those who disbelieve in the Beneficent Allah (to make) of silver the roofs of their houses and the stairs by which they ascend
43:34  And the doors of their houses and the couches on which they recline
43:35  And (other) embellishments of gold; and all this is naught but provision of this world's life, and the hereafter is with your Lord only for those who guard (against evil)
43:36  And whoever turns himself away from the remembrance of the Beneficent Allah, We appoint for him a Shaitan, so he becomes his associate
43:37  And most surely they turn them away from the path, and they think that they are guided aright
43:38  Until when he comes to Us, he says: O would that between me and you there were the distance of the East and the West; so evil is the associate
43:39  And since you were unjust, it will not profit you this day that you are sharers in the chastisement
43:40  What! can you then make the deaf to hear or guide the blind and him who is in clear error
43:41  But if We should take you away, still We shall inflict retribution on them
43:42  Rather We will certainly show you that which We have promised them; for surely We are the possessors of full power over them
43:43  Therefore hold fast to that which has been revealed to you; surely you are on the right path
43:44  And most surely it is a reminder for you and your people, and you shall soon be questioned
43:45  And ask those of Our messengers whom We sent before you: Did We ever appoint gods to be worshipped besides the Beneficent Allah
43:46  And certainly We sent Musa with Our communications to Firon and his chiefs, so he said: Surely I am the messenger of the Lord of the worlds
43:47  But when he came to them with Our signs, lo! they laughed at them
43:48  And We did not show them a sign but it was greater than its like, and We overtook them with chastisement that they may turn
43:49  And they said: O magician! call on your Lord for our sake, as He has made the covenant with you; we shall surely be the followers of the right way
43:50  But when We removed from them the chastisement, lo! they broke the pledge
43:51  And Firon proclaimed amongst his people: O my people! is not the kingdom of Egypt mine? And these rivers flow beneath me; do you not then see
43:52  Nay! I am better than this fellow, who is contemptible, and who can hardly speak distinctly
43:53  But why have not bracelets of gold been put upon him, or why have there not come with him angels as companions
43:54  So he incited his people to levity and they obeyed him: surely they were a transgressing people
43:55  Then when they displeased Us, We inflicted a retribution on them, so We drowned them all together
43:56  And We made them a precedent and example to the later generations
43:57  And when a description of the son of Marium is given, lo! your people raise a clamor thereat
43:58  And they say: Are our gods better, or is he? They do not set it forth to you save by way of disputation; nay, they are a contentious people
43:59  He was naught but a servant on whom We bestowed favor, and We made him an example for the children of Israel
43:60  And if We please, We could make among you angels to be successors in the land
43:61  And most surely it is a knowledge of the hour, therefore have no doubt about it and follow me: this is the right path
43:62  And let not the Shaitan prevent you; surely he is your j open enemy
43:63  And when Isa came with clear arguments he said: I have come to you indeed with wisdom, and that I may make clear to you part of what you differ in; so be careful of (your duty to) Allah and obey me
43:64  Surely Allah is my Lord and your Lord, therefore serve Him; this is the right path
43:65  But parties from among them differed, so woe to those who were unjust because of the chastisement of a painful day
43:66  Do they wait for aught but the hour, that it should come! upon them all of a sudden while they do not perceive
43:67  The friends shall on that day be enemies one to another, except those who guard (against evil)
43:68  O My servants! there is no fear for you this day, nor shall you grieve
43:69  Those who believed in Our communications and were submissive
43:70  Enter the garden, you and your wives; you shall be made happy
43:71  There shall be sent round to them golden bowls and drinking-cups and therein shall be what their souls yearn after and (wherein) the eyes shall delight, and you shall abide therein
43:72  And this is the garden which you are given as an inheritance on account of what you did
43:73  For you therein are many fruits of which you shall eat
43:74  Surely the guilty shall abide in the chastisement of hell
43:75  It shall not be abated from them and they shall therein be despairing
43:76  And We are not unjust to them, but they themselves were unjust
43:77  And they shall call out: O Malik! let your Lord make an end of us. He shall say: Surely you shall tarry
43:78  Certainly We have brought you the truth, but most of you are averse to the truth
43:79  Or have they settled an affair? Then surely We are the settlers
43:80  Or do they think that We do not hear what they conceal and their secret discourses? Aye! and Our messengers with them write down
43:81  Say: If the Beneficent Allah has a son, I am the foremost of those who serve
43:82  Glory to the Lord of the heavens and the earth, the Lord of power, from what they describe
43:83  So leave them plunging into false discourses and sporting until they meet their day which they are threatened with
43:84  And He it is Who is Allah in the heavens and Allah in the earth; and He is the Wise, the Knowing
43:85  And blessed is He Whose is the kingdom of the heavens and the earth and what is between them, and with Him is the knowledge of the hour, and to Him shall you be brought back
43:86  And those whom they call upon besides Him have no authority for intercession, but he who bears witness of the truth and they know (him)
43:87  And if you should ask them who created them, they would certainly say: Allah. Whence are they then turned back
43:88  Consider his cry: O my Lord! surely they are a people who do not believe
43:89  So turn away from them and say, Peace, for they shall soon come to know