These are among the mysterious letters, of the Arabic language, appearing at the beginning of some Qur'aanic chapters
Revelation of the Book is from Allah, the Omnipotent, and Wise
Indeed, in the heavens and the earth there are Signs for those who believe
And in your creation and in animals Allah proliferates, there are Signs for people certain of their belief in Him
And in the succession of night and day, and in the provision that Allah sends down from the sky wherewith He gives life to the earth after it had been dead, and in the winds changing their directions, there are Signs for people who make use of their intelligence.
These are Allahճ Verses being recited to you [O Muhammad] in Truth. In what Hadeeth after Allah and His Verses will they, then, believe
Woe to every sinful liar
He hears Allahճ Verses recited to him, and then arrogantly persists [in being a sinful liar] as though he had not heard it. Tell him, then, he shall suffer a painful punishment
When he comes to know something from Our Verses, he makes a fun of it. For such there shall be a humiliating punishment
There is Hell beyond, for them. Their worldly earnings, or those whom they took as awliya besides Allah, shall avail them not! And for them, there is a great punishment
This (Qur'aan) is guidance. For those who suppress the truth of the Verses of their Lord, there shall be punishment of a painful scourge
Allah it is Who has made the sea subservient to you so that ships may sail in it at His command and you may seek of His Favour and give thanks to Him
And He has made things in the heavens and all that is in the earth, subservient to you. Indeed, there are Signs in this for those who reflect
Tell those who believe to forgive those who do not look forward to the Divine Times (Hereafter) for Allah Himself to requite them for their deeds.
He who does a good deed does so for his own good; and he who commits a bad deed, will himself suffer its consequence. All of you will then [after you have done your deeds here, good or bad] be sent back to your Lord
Indeed We did bestow upon the Children of Israel the Book, political power and Prophethood. And We provided them with good things and exalted them above the worlds.h
And We gave them clear directions on what to do. Then they differed not until after knowledge had come to them out of spite, one against another. On the Day of Resurrection, Allah will indeed judge among them in what they differed
Then We have set you, (O Prophet), on a certain course of action. So follow that course, and not desires of those who know not
They will indeed be of no avail to you against Allah. And indeed the wrong-doers are friends one to another, whereas Allah is the wali to those who fear Him
These (Qur'aanic Verses) are insights for mankind, and guidance and mercy for people certain of their belief in Allah
Do those who do bad things think that We shall make them equal, in their lives and in their deaths, to those who believe and do good deeds? Vile is their judgement
Allah created the heavens and the earth in Truth to requit every person for his/her deeds. And none shall be wronged
Have you then seen a person who has taken his desire for his god, and then Allah, knowing this, caused him to go astray, put a seal on his hearing and his heart, and cast a veil over his sight? Who is there then to guide him after Allah? Will you not then ponder over this
And they say, "There is nothing other than our present worldly life. We die and we live here; and it is the passage of time that destroys us, nothing else." And they have no knowledge about this; they are indulging in nothing but conjecture
And when Our Clear Verses are recited to them, their only contention is, "Bring back to us our fathers if what you say is true."
Say, "It is Allah Who gives you life and then causes you to die, and then bring all of you together on the Day of Resurrection, a Day wherein there is no doubt. Yet, most people know not."
And Allahճ is the absolute sovereignty over the heavens and the earth! And the Day the Hour (of Resurrection) comes to pass, the followers of falsehood shall be in doom
And you shall see every people on their knees. Every people will be summoned to come forth and see their Record and will be told, "Today you shall be given your dues for what you did."
"This, Our Record, speaks the truth about you. We did indeed record all that you did."
Those then who believe and do righteous deeds — their Lord shall admit them to His Mercy. That is the success manifest
And those that suppressed the Truth shall be told, "Were My Verses not recited to you? But then you were a proud and sinful people!"
And when told, "Allahճ promise is true indeed! And the Hour (the time when the present world will end and the Hereafter begin) — there is no doubt therein." you said, "We do not know what the Hour is. We are just guessing and are not at all certain."
And the evil of what they do will be apparent to them, and that which they scoff at will besiege them
And it will be said, "We forget you today as you forgot your appointment this Day. The Fire shall now be your abode, and none shall come to help you."
"That is because you held Allahճ Verses/Signs in ridicule and the worldly life deluded you." That Day then they shall not be taken out of that (unenviable) state of theirs nor shall they be allowed to solicit favours
All praise is due then to Allah, the Lord of the heavens, the Lord of the earth, the Lord of the entire Universe
And all greatness in the heavens and the earth is His! He is the One Omnipotent, Wise