Ha-Mim. (Only Allah and the Messenger [blessings and peace be upon him] know the real meaning.
The revelation of (this) Book is from Allah, Almighty, Most Wise
Indeed, there are signs for the believers in the heavens and the earth
And in your (own) creation, and in the animals which He scatters, there are signs for those who believe with certitude
And in the alternation of night and day, and in that provision (of rain) which Allah sends down from the sky, and by that gives life to the earth after its death, and (in the same way) in the changing of the wind direction, there are signs for those who apply reason
These are the Revelations of Allah which We recite to you with absolute truth. Then what will they believe in after Allah and His Revelations
Woe to every liar given to fabricating false allegations (and) every dreadful evildoer
The one who listens to the Revelations of Allah that are recited to him, then insists (on his disbelief) arrogantly as if he did not hear them, give him the news of a grievous torment
And when he learns about any thing of Our Verses (of the Qur’an), he makes it a joke. It is they for whom there is humiliating torment
Beyond (their current term of life), there is Hell. And (the worldly riches) which they have earned will be of no use to them. Nor will those idols be (of any benefit) that they have made guardians instead of Allah. And there is a very severe torment for them
This (Qur’an) is guidance. And for those who disbelieved in the Revelations of Allah is an extremely grievous torment in store
Allah is the One Who has placed the sea under your control so that ships and vessels may sail in it by His command, so that you may look for His bounty (i.e., sustenance through the sea routes as well), and that you may become grateful (to Him)
And He has made subservient to you, out of His will, whatever is in the heavens and whatever is in the earth, all of it (under a system). Surely, there are signs in it for those who ponder
Say to the believers to disregard those who neither hope for nor fear (the coming of) the Days of Allah, so that He may give them full reward of those (deeds) which they used to earn
Whoever does a righteous work does it for (the benefit of) his own soul, and whoever commits some evil act, then he alone is to face (suffering caused by it). Then all of you will be returned to your Lord
And surely, We gave to the Children of Israel the Book, the reign and Prophethood, and provided them with sustenance of pure things. And We exalted them above (their contemporary) worlds (i.e., the nations and civilizations of that age)
And We gave them clear proofs of religion (and Prophethood). But they disagreed (about it) after the knowledge (of raising the Prophet Muhammad [blessings and peace be upon him]) had come to them, merely because of their mutual jealousy, spite and antagonism. Surely, your Lord will judge between them on the Day of Rising concerning the matter in which they used to disagree
Then We set you on the open path of Shariah (Islamic law). So follow it persistently. And do not yield to the desires of those who are simply unaware (of the glory, dignity and trueness of your Din [Religion])
Surely, these people will not be of any help to you at all (despite promises) from Allah (for crucial time of hardships coming in the way of Islam). And in truth, the wrongdoers (in the world) are friends and helpers only to one another and Allah is the Friend and Helper of the Godfearing
This (Qur’an) contains proofs, which provide vision and lessons of warning to the people, and is guidance and mercy for those who believe with certitude
Do those who have earned evil deeds think that We shall make them resemble those who believe and do good deeds (so as) to make their life and death alike? The claim, which they (the disbelievers) make, is the worst evil
And Allah created the heavens and the earth with (a strategy based on) truth, in order that every soul is rewarded for the deeds that it earns and they will not be wronged
Have you seen him who has made his desire his god and Allah has held him astray despite his knowledge and has sealed his ears and his heart and has blindfolded his eyes? Then who can guide him after Allah? So do you not accept advice
And they say: ‘There is nothing (else) except our worldly life. We die and live here (only). And nothing kills us except (circumstances and occurrences of) time (i.e., they deny Allah and the Hereafter absolutely). And they simply do not have any knowledge of this (reality). They follow only their speculation and assumption
And when Our clear Verses are recited to them, they do not have any plea except to say: ‘Bring back our fathers (raised alive) if you are truthful.
Say: ‘Allah is the One Who gives you life, and He is the One Who causes you to die. Then He will gather all of you towards the Day of Resurrection about which there is no doubt. But most people do not know.
And the Kingdom of the heavens and the earth belongs to Allah alone. And the Day when the Last Hour comes, then (all) the disbelievers will run into serious loss
And you will see every party (of the disbelievers and beliers) sitting, fallen on their knees. Every community will be called to its book (of deeds): ‘You will be rewarded Today for the deeds that you used to do
This is Our record that will speak about you with absolute truth. Verily, We used to (preserve) by getting transcribed what you used to do.
So those who believe and do good deeds, their Lord will admit them to His mercy. That is nothing but an evident success
And those who disbelieved (it will be said to them:) ‘Were My Verses not recited to you? But you showed arrogance and you were the evildoers.
And when it was said: ‘The promise of Allah is true, and there is no doubt about (the coming of) the Last Hour,’ you used to say: ‘We do not know what the Last Hour is; we regard it nothing but a conjecture; nor do we have any faith in it.
And all their evil works which they used to do will be exposed, and that (torment) which they used to make fun of will beset them
And it will be said (to them): ‘Today We forget you as you forgot your Meeting on this Day. And Hell is your abode and there will be no helper for you
That (is) so because you made fun of Allah’s Revelations, and the worldly life deceived you.’ So Today neither will they be taken out of that (Hell), nor will there be accepted from them any attempt to seek (Allah’s) pleasure by means of repentance
So all praise belongs to Allah alone, Who is the Lord of the heavens and the Master of the earth (and also) the Sustainer of all the worlds
And all Greatness (i.e., Eminence) in the heavens and the earth belongs to Him alone, and He is the One Who is Almighty, Most Wise