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57:1  For Allah do glorify all that is in the heavens and in the earth and He it is The All-mighty, The All-wise.
57:2  For Him is the dominion of the heavens and of the earth. He gives life and puts to death and He has power over everything.
57:3  He is The First and The Last and The All Apparent and The All Hidden and He is All-knowing about everything.
57:4  He it is who created the heavens and the earth in six periods and then He established [Himself] on the throne. He knows what penetrates into the earth and what comes out of it and what comes down from the heaven and what ascends in it. He is with you wherever you may be and Allah is All-seeing about whatever you do.
57:5  For Him is dominion of the heavens and of the earth and unto Allah are returned all the commandments.
57:6  He makes the night to penetrate into the day and He makes the day to penetrate into the night and He is All-knowing about the essence of the bosoms.
57:7  Believe in Allah and in His messenger and spend from that in which He made you vicegerents and as for those who believe from among you and spend, for them there is a great reward.
57:8  Why will you not believe in Allah when the messenger is calling you to believe in your Lord and He has taken your firm pledge if you were true believers.
57:9  He it is who sends down clear signs on His slave so that He may take you out from the darknesses to the light and truly Allah is surely All-tender, Most Merciful to you.
57:10  Why will you not spend in the way of Allah when to Allah belongs the inheritance of the heavens and of the earth. They are not equal among you those who spent and fought before the victory. These are greater in rank than those who spent and have fought after [the victory] and to both Allah has promised the excellent [reward] and Allah is All-acquainted with all that you do.
57:11  Who is it who will loan unto Allah an excellent loan so that He may multiply it for him and for him is a gracious reward.
57:12  The day you will see the believing men and women, their light moving earnestly ahead of them and on their right sides. Good tidings for you today, gardens beneath which the rivers flow to abide therein forever. That is the most magnificent success.
57:13  The day that the hypocrites men and women will say to those who believed, “Wait for us! Let us take a brand from your light.” It is said, “Return behind you and fumble around for a light.” Then a bulwark is raised between them. It has a door. As for the inside of it, within it there is the mercy. And as for the outside of it, in front of it there is the punishment.
57:14  They will cry out unto them, “Were we not with you?” They will say, “yes indeed. But you brought tribulation upon yourselves and you procrastinated and you doubted and the false hopes deluded you till the commandment of Allah came and the deceiver deceived you about Allah”
57:15  So today no ransom will be accepted from you nor from those who disbelieved. Your abode is the fire. It is your master and how woeful the place of ending it is.
57:16  Has time not come for those who believe that their hearts should humble for the remembrance of Allah and for that which came down from the truth and that they should not be like those who were given the book before and they found the intervening period so long that their hearts hardened and many of them were renegades.
57:17  Know that Allah does make the earth come to life after its death. We have indeed made the signs clear for you so that you may understand.
57:18  Truly the men and women who give in charity and loan to Allah an excellent loan, it will be multiplied for them and for them there is a gracious reward.
57:19  Those who believe in Allah and in His messengers, they are those who are true [in their faith] and the witnesses are in the presence of their Lord. For them is their reward and their light and as for those who disbelieved and belied Our signs, these are the people of the hellfire.
57:20  Know that the life of this world is nothing but sport and idleness and adornment and mutual vaunting amongst you and competition in amassing the wealth and the children. [The life of this world] is like a rain the growth of which is admirable to the disbelieving [farmers], then it increases in growth and then you see it turning yellow then it becomes chaff. And in the hereafter [there is] a formidable punishment and also a forgiveness and also a good pleasure [Ridhwan] from Allah and the life of this world is nothing but the enjoyment of delusion.
57:21  Race with one another towards a forgiveness from your Lord and [towards] a garden whose wideness is like the wideness of the heaven and of the earth. It is made ready for those who believe in Allah and in His messengers. This is favor of Allah that He gives to whoever He pleases and Allah is the master of the most magnificent favor.
57:22  No calamity happens in the earth nor within your own souls except that it is written in a book before We fashion it (the calamity). Truly that is easy for Allah.
57:23  So that you do not mourn over that which you fail to attain nor exult over that which He gave you and Allah does not love any who is self-conceited, self-vaunting.
57:24  Those who hold back and enjoin withholding on men and whosoever turns his back, truly Allah, He it is The All-self-sufficient, The All-praiseworthy.
57:25  We have indeed sent Our messengers with clear signs and with them We sent down the book and the balance so that the mankind may stand in uprightness; and We sent down the iron in which there is mighty strife but also benefits for the mankind; and so that Allah may mark out those who help Him and His messengers from the unseen. Truly Allah is All-strong, All-mighty.
57:26  And We have indeed sent Noah and Abraham and We have placed in their descendants the prophethood and the book and among them are ones who were well guided but many of them were renegades.
57:27  Then We made Our [other] messengers to follow on their footsteps and then We followed them with Jesus son of Mary and We gave him the gospel and We placed in the hearts of those who follow him, tenderness and mercy. Whereas the monasticism, they invented it. We did not prescribe it upon them all but to seek the pleasure of Allah, yet they did not take care of it [the monasticism] with its proper care so We gave to those who believe among them their rewards but many of them are renegades.
57:28  O you who believe! Revere Allah and believe in His messenger. He will give you two measures from His mercy and He will make for you a light by which you walk and He will forgive you [your sins] and Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.
57:29  So that the people of the book may know that they have no power over anything from the favor of Allah and that the favor is in the hand of Allah. He gives it to whomsoever He pleases and Allah is the master of the most magnificent favor.