Blessed be He in Whose hands is the Dominion; And He is All Powerful (Al-Khad'ir) Able to do all things
He Who created Death and Life, that He may test which of you is best in deed: And He is the Almighty (Al-Aziz), the Often Forgiving (Al-Ghafoor)
He Who created the seven heavens one above the other: You will see no want of proportion in the Creation of (Allah) Most Gracious (Rahman). So look again, do you see any flaw
Then look again and once again: (And) your vision will come back to you dull and disjointed, in a worn out condition
And indeed, We have decorated the lowest heaven with lamps, and We have made them (like) missiles to drive away the Satans, and have prepared for them the penalty of the blazing Fire
And for those who disbelieve in their Lord (Ar-Rab'i, and Cherisher) is the Penalty of Hell: And evil is (their) destination
When they are cast therein, they will hear the (terrible) sighing of its breath even as it blazes forth
It almost flares up in fury: Every time a group is cast therein, its keepers will ask, "Did no warner come to you?"
And they will say: "Yes, indeed a warner did come to us but we rejected him and said (to him), Allah did not send down any (Message): You are making a serious error!"
And they will also say: "Had we only listened or used our understanding, we should not (now) be among the companions of the blazing Fire!"
Then they will confess their sins: (But forgiveness will be far), so away with the dwellers of the blazing Fire
Verily, those who fear their Lord Unseen, for them is forgiveness and a great reward
And whether you hide your word in secret or make it known, He is the All Knowing (Al-Aleem), of what is in the breasts (men’s hearts)
Would He not know— He Who has created? And He is the Most Generous (Al-Lateef to His servants and He is) the All Aware (Al-Khabir)
It is He Who has made the earth manageable (and amenable) for you, so you may travel through its open lands and enjoy the gifts which He furnishes: And to Him is the Resurrection
Do you feel secure that He Who is in Heaven will not cause you to be swallowed up by the earth when it rumbles (as if it is an earthquake)
Or do you feel secure that He Who is in Heaven will not send against you a violent tornado (with gravel and stones) so that you shall know how (terrible) was My warning (to them)
And indeed men before them rejected (My warning): Then how (terrible) was My rejection (of them)
Do they not watch the birds above them, spreading their wings and folding them in? None can uphold them except (Allah) Most Gracious (Rahman). Truly, it is He who is All Seeing (Baseer) all things
Who is there besides (Allah) Most Gracious (Rahman) who can help you, (even if it was) an army? But the unbelievers are in nothing but a delusion (and serious mistake)
Or who is there who can give you sustenance if He were to withhold His provision? But, they (the unbelievers) knowingly continue in willful disbelief and escape (from the Truth)
Is then (the man) who walks headlong, with his face bitter and marred, better guided— Or the one who walks evenly on the Straight Path
Say: "It is He, Who has created you (and made you grow), and made for you the faculties of hearing, (and) seeing, (feeling with your) heart (and its kindness): Little thanks it is you give."
Say: "It is He, Who has created you on the earth, and to Him shall you be gathered together."
They ask: "When will this promise be (fulfilled)? If you are telling the truth."
Say: "As to the knowledge of the time, it is with Allah Alone: I am (sent) only to warn plainly in public."
At length, when they see it (the time) close at hand, painful will be the faces of the unbelievers, and it will be said (to them): This is (the Promise fulfilled), which you were asking for
Say: "Do you see? If Allah were to destroy me, and those with me, or if He bestows His Mercy on us— Yet who can deliver the unbelievers from a grievous Penalty?"
Say: "He is (Allah), Most Gracious (Rahman): We have believed in Him, and on Him have we put our trust: So, soon will you know which (of us) who is in serious error."
Say: "Do you see?— That if your streams (in the underground earth), on some morning become lost, then who can supply you with clear-flowing water?"