010.001 Alif. Lam. Ra. These are verses of the Wise Scripture.
010.002 Is it a wonder for mankind that We have inspired a man among them, saying:
Warn mankind and bring unto those who believe the good tidings that they have a
sure footing with their Lord ? The disbelievers say: Lo! this is a mere wizard.
010.003 Lo! your Lord is Allah Who created the heavens and the earth in six Days,
then He established Himself upon the Throne, directing all things. There is no
intercessor (with Him) save after His permission. That is Allah, your Lord, so
worship Him. Oh, will ye not remind ?
010.004 Unto Him is the return of all of you; it is a promise of Allah in truth. Lo! He
produceth creation, then reproduceth it, that He may reward those who believe and do
good works with equity; while, as for those who disbelieve, theirs will be a boiling
drink and painful doom because they disbelieved.
010.005 He it is Who appointed the sun a splendour and the moon a light, and
measured for her stages, that ye might know the number of the years, and the
reckoning. Allah created not (all) that save in truth. He detaileth the revelations for
people who have knowledge.
010.006 Lo! in the difference of day and night and all that Allah hath created in the
heavens and the earth are portents, verily, for folk who ward off (evil).
010.007 Lo! those who expect not the meeting with Us but desire the life of the world
and feel secure therein, and those who are neglectful of Our revelations,
010.008 Their home will be the Fire because of what they used to earn.
010.009 Lo! those who believe and do good works, their Lord guideth them by their
faith. Rivers will flow beneath them in the Gardens of Delight,
010.010 Their prayer therein will be: Glory be to Thee, O Allah! and their greeting
therein will be: Peace. And the conclusion of their prayer will be: Praise be to Allah,
Lord of the Worlds!
010.011 If Allah were to hasten on for men the ill (that they have earned) as they
would hasten on the good, their respite would already have expired. But We suffer
those who look not for the meeting with Us to wander blindly on in their contumacy.
010.012 And if misfortune touch a man he crieth unto Us, (while reclining) on his
side, or sitting or standing, but when We have relieved him of the misfortune he goeth
his way as though he had not cried unto Us because of a misfortune that afflicted him.
Thus is what they do made (seeming) fair unto the prodigal.
010.013 We destroyed the generations before you when they did wrong; and their
messengers (from Allah) came unto them with clear proofs (of His Sovereignty) but
they would not believe. Thus do We reward the guilty folk.
010.014 Then We appointed you viceroys in the earth after them, that We might see
how ye behave.
010.015 And when Our clear revelations are recited unto them, they who look not for
the meeting with Us say: Bring a Lecture other than this, or change it. Say (O
Muhammad): It is not for me to change it of my accord. I only follow that which is
inspired in me. Lo! if I disobey my Lord I fear the retribution of an awful Day.
010.016 Say: If Allah had so willed I should not have recited it to you nor would He
have made it known to you. I dwelt among you a whole lifetime before it (came to
me). Have ye then no sense ?
010.017 Who doeth greater wrong than he who inventeth a lie concerning Allah and
denieth His revelations ? Lo! the guilty never are successful.
010.018 They worship beside Allah that which neither hurteth them nor profiteth
them, and they say: These are our intercessors with Allah. Say: Would ye inform
Allah of (something) that He knoweth not in the heavens or in the earth ? Praised be
He and High Exalted above all that ye associate (with Him)!
010.019 Mankind were but one community; then they differed; and had it not been for
a word that had already gone forth from thy Lord it had been judged between them in
respect of that wherein they differ.
010.020 And they will say: If only a portent were sent down upon him from his Lord!
Then say, (O Muhammad): The Unseen belongeth to Allah. So wait! Lo! I am waiting
010.021 And when We cause mankind to taste of mercy after some adversity which
had afflicted them, behold! they have some plot against Our revelations. Say: Allah is
more swift in plotting. Lo! Our messengers write down that which ye plot.
010.022 He it is Who maketh you to go on the land and the sea till, when ye are in the
ships and they sail with them with a fair breeze and they are glad therein, a storm-
wind reacheth them and the wave cometh unto them from every side and they deem
that they are overwhelmed therein; (then) they cry unto Allah, making their faith pure
for Him only: If Thou deliver us from this, we truly will be of the thankful.
010.023 Yet when He hath delivered them, behold! they rebel in the earth wrongfully.
O mankind! Your rebellion is only against yourselves. (Ye have) enjoyment of the
life of the world; then unto Us is your return and We shall proclaim unto you what ye
used to do.
010.024 The similitude of the life of the world is only as water which We send down
from the sky, then the earth's growth of that which men and cattle eat mingleth with it
till, when the earth hath taken on her ornaments and is embellished, and her people
deem that they are masters of her, Our commandment cometh by night or by day and
We make it as reaped corn as if it had not flourished yesterday. Thus do we expound
the revelations for people who reflect.
010.025 And Allah summoneth to the abode of peace, and leadeth whom He will to a
010.026 For those who do good is the best (reward) and more (thereto). Neither dust
nor ignominy cometh near their faces. Such are rightful owners of the Garden; they
will abide therein.
010.027 And those who earn ill-deeds, (for them) requital of each ill-deed by the like
thereof; and ignominy overtaketh them - They have no protector from Allah - as if
their faces had been covered with a cloak of darkest night. Such are rightful owners of
the Fire; they will abide therein.
010.028 On the day when We gather them all together, then We say unto those who
ascribed partners (unto Us): Stand back, ye and your (pretended) partners (of Allah)!
And We separate them, the one from the other, and their (pretended) partners say: It
was not us ye worshipped.
010.029 Allah sufficeth as a witness between us and you, that we were unaware of
010.030 There doth every soul experience that which it did aforetime, and they are
returned unto Allah, their rightful Lord, and that which they used to invent hath failed
010.031 Say (unto them, O Muhammad): Who provideth for you from the sky and the
earth, or Who owneth hearing and sight; and Who bringeth forth the living from the
dead and bringeth forth the dead from the living; and Who directeth the course ? They
will say: Allah. Then say: Will ye not then keep your duty (unto Him) ?
010.032 Such then is Allah, your rightful Lord. After the Truth what is there saving
error ? How then are ye turned away!
010.033 Thus is the Word of thy Lord justified concerning those who do wrong: that
they believe not.
010.034 Say: Is there of your partners (whom ye ascribe unto Allah) one that
produceth Creation and then reproduceth it ? Say: Allah produceth Creation, then
reproduceth it. How then, are ye misled!
010.035 Say: Is there of your partners (whom ye ascribe unto Allah) one that leadeth
to the Truth ? Say: Allah leadeth to the Truth. Is He Who leadeth to the Truth more
deserving that He should be followed, or he who findeth not the way unless he
(himself) be guided. What aileth you ? How judge ye ?
010.036 Most of them follow not but conjecture. Assuredly conjecture can by no
means take the place of truth. Lo! Allah is Aware of what they do.
010.037 And this Qur'an is not such as could ever be invented in despite of Allah; but
it is a confirmation of that which was before it and an exposition of that which is
decreed for mankind - Therein is no doubt - from the Lord of the Worlds.
010.038 Or say they: He hath invented it ? Say: Then bring a surah like unto it, and
call (for help) on all ye can besides Allah, if ye are truthful.
010.039 Nay, but they denied that, the knowledge whereof they could not compass,
and whereof the interpretation (in events) hath not yet come unto them. Even so did
those before them deny. Then see what was the consequence for the wrong-doers!
010.040 And of them is he who believeth therein, and of them is he who believeth not
therein, and thy Lord is Best Aware of the corrupters.
010.041 And if they deny thee, say: Unto me my work, and unto you your work. Ye
are innocent of what I do, and I am innocent of what ye do.
010.042 And of them are some who listen unto thee. But canst thou make the deaf to
hear even though they apprehend not ?
010.043 And of them is he who looketh toward thee. But canst thou guide the blind
even though they see not ?
010.044 Lo! Allah wrongeth not mankind in aught; but mankind wrong themselves.
010.045 And on the day when He shall gather them together, (when it will seem) as
though they had tarried but an hour of the day, recognising one another, those will
verily have perished who denied the meeting with Allah and were not guided.
010.046 Whether We let thee (O Muhammad) behold something of that which We
promise them or (whether We) cause thee to die, still unto Us is their return, and
Allah, moreover, is Witness over what they do.
010.047 And for every nation there is a messenger. And when their messenger
cometh (on the Day of Judgment) it will be judged between them fairly, and they will
not be wronged.
010.048 And they say: When will this promise be fulfilled, if ye are truthful ?
010.049 Say: I have no power to hurt or benefit myself, save that which Allah willeth.
For every nation there is an appointed time. When their time cometh, then they cannot
put it off an hour, nor hasten (it).
010.050 Say: Have ye thought: When His doom cometh unto you as a raid by night,
or in the (busy) day; what is there of it that the guilty ones desire to hasten ?
010.051 Is it (only) then, when it hath befallen you, that ye will believe ? What!
(Believe) now, when (until now) ye have been hastening it on (through disbelief) ?
010.052 Then will it be said unto those who dealt unjustly Taste the torment of
eternity. Are ye requited aught save what ye used to earn ?
010.053 And they ask thee to inform them (saying): Is it true ? Say: Yea, by my Lord,
verily it is true, and ye cannot escape.
010.054 And if each soul that doeth wrong had all that is in the earth it would seek to
ransom itself therewith; and they will feel remorse within them, when they see the
doom. But it hath been judged between them fairly and they are not wronged.
010.055 Lo! verily all that is in the heavens and the earth is Allah's. Lo! verily Allah's
promise is true. But most of them know not.
010.056 He quickeneth and giveth death, and unto Him ye will be returned.
010.057 O mankind! There hath come unto you an exhortation from your Lord, a
balm for that which is in the breasts, a guidance and a mercy for believers.
010.058 Say: In the bounty of Allah and in His mercy: therein let them rejoice. It is
better than what they hoard.
010.059 Say: Have ye considered what provision Allah hath sent down for you, how
ye have made of it lawful and unlawful ? Hath Allah permitted you, or do ye invent a
lie concerning Allah ?
010.060 And what think those who invent a lie concerning Allah (will be their plight)
upon the Day of Resurrection ? Lo! Allah truly is Bountiful toward mankind, but
most of them give not thanks.
010.061 And thou (Muhammad) art not occupied with any business and thou recitest
not a Lecture from this (Scripture), and ye (mankind) perform no act, but We are
Witness of you when ye are engaged therein. And not an atom's weight in the earth or
in the sky escapeth your Lord, nor what is less than that or greater than that, but it is
(written) in a clear Book.
010.062 Lo! verily the friends of Allah are (those) on whom fear (cometh) not, nor do
they grieve ?
010.063 Those who believe and keep their duty (to Allah).
010.064 Theirs are good tidings in the life of the world and in the Hereafter - There is
no changing the Words of Allah - that is the Supreme Triumph.
010.065 And let not their speech grieve thee (O Muhammad). Lo! power belongeth
wholly to Allah. He is the Hearer, the Knower.
010.066 Lo! is it not unto Allah that belongeth whosoever is in the heavens and
whosoever is in the earth ? Those who follow aught instead of Allah follow not (His)
partners. They follow only a conjecture, and they do but guess.
010.067 He it is Who hath appointed for you the night that ye should rest therein and
the day giving sight. Lo! herein verily are portents for a folk that heed.
010.068 They say: Allah hath taken (unto Him) a son - Glorified be He! He hath no
needs! His is all that is in the heavens and all that is in the earth. Ye have no warrant
for this. Tell ye concerning Allah that which ye know not ?
010.069 Say: Verily those who invent a lie concerning Allah will not succeed.
010.070 This world's portion (will be theirs), then unto Us is their return. Then We
make them taste a dreadful doom because they used to disbelieve.
010.071 Recite unto them the story of Noah, when he told his people: O my people! If
my sojourn (here) and my reminding you by Allah's revelations are an offence unto
you, in Allah have I put my trust, so decide upon your course of action you and your
partners. Let not your course of action be in doubt for you. Then have at me, give me
010.072 But if ye are averse I have asked of you no wage. My wage is the concern of
Allah only, and I am commanded to be of those who surrender (unto Him).
010.073 But they denied him, so We saved him and those with him in the ship, and
made them viceroys (in the earth), while We drowned those who denied Our
revelations. See then the nature of the consequence for those who had been warned.
010.074 Then, after him, We sent messengers unto their folk, and they brought them
clear proofs. But they were not ready to believe in that which they before denied.
Thus print We on the hearts of the transgressors.
010.075 Then, after them, We sent Moses and Aaron unto Pharaoh and his chiefs with
Our revelations, but they were arrogant and were a guilty folk.
010.076 And when the Truth from Our presence came unto them, they said: Lo! this
is mere magic.
010.077 Moses said: Speak ye (so) of the Truth when it hath come unto you ? Is this
magic ? Now magicians thrive not.
010.078 They said: Hast thou come unto us to pervert us from that (faith) in which we
found our fathers, and that you two may own the place of greatness in the land ? We
will not believe you two.
010.079 And Pharaoh said: Bring every cunning wizard unto me.
010.080 And when the wizards came, Moses said unto them: Cast your cast!
010.081 And when they had cast, Moses said: That which ye have brought is magic.
Lo! Allah will make it vain. Lo! Allah upholdeth not the work of mischief-makers.
010.082 And Allah will vindicate the Truth by His words, however much the guilty
010.083 But none trusted Moses, save some scions of his people, (and they were) in
fear of Pharaoh and their chiefs, that he would persecute them. Lo! Pharaoh was
verily a tyrant in the land, and lo! he verily was of the wanton.
010.084 And Moses said: O my people! If ye have believed in Allah then put trust in
Him, if ye have indeed surrendered (unto Him)!
010.085 They said: In Allah we put trust. Our Lord! Oh, make us not a lure for the
010.086 And, of Thy mercy, save us from the folk that disbelieve.
010.087 And We inspired Moses and his brother, (saying): Appoint houses for your
people in Egypt and make your houses oratories, and establish worship. And give
good news to the believers.
010.088 And Moses said: Our Lord! Lo! Thou hast given Pharaoh and his chiefs
splendour and riches in the life of the world, Our Lord! that they may lead men astray
from Thy way. Our Lord! Destroy their riches and harden their hearts so that they
believe not till they see the painful doom.
010.089 He said: Your prayer is heard. Do ye twain keep to the straight path, and
follow not the road of those who have no knowledge.
010.090 And We brought the Children of Israel across the sea, and Pharaoh with his
hosts pursued them in rebellion and transgression, till, when the (fate of) drowning
overtook him, he exclaimed: I believe that there is no God save Him in Whom the
Children of Israel believe, and I am of those who surrender (unto Him).
010.091 What! Now! When hitherto thou hast rebelled and been of the wrong-doers ?
010.092 But this day We save thee in thy body that thou mayst be a portent for those
after thee. Lo! most of mankind are heedless of Our portents.
010.093 And We verily did allot unto the Children of Israel a fixed abode, and did
provide them with good things; and they differed not until the knowledge came unto
them. Lo! thy Lord will judge between them on the Day of Resurrection concerning
that wherein they used to differ.
010.094 And if thou (Muhammad) art in doubt concerning that which We reveal unto
thee, then question those who read the Scripture (that was) before thee. Verily the
Truth from thy Lord hath come unto thee. So be not thou of the waverers.
010.095 And be not thou of those who deny the revelations of Allah, for then wert
thou of the losers.
010.096 Lo! those for whom the word of thy Lord (concerning sinners) hath effect
will not believe,
010.097 Though every token come unto them, till they see the painful doom.
010.098 If only there had been a community (of all those that were destroyed of old)
that believed and profited by its belief as did the folk of Jonah! When they believed
We drew off from them the torment of disgrace in the life of the world and gave them
comfort for a while.
010.099 And if thy Lord willed, all who are in the earth would have believed
together. Wouldst thou (Muhammad) compel men until they are believers ?
010.100 It is not for any soul to believe save by the permission of Allah. He hath set
uncleanness upon those who have no sense.
010.101 Say: Behold what is in the heavens and the earth! But revelations and
warnings avail not folk who will not believe.
010.102 What expect they save the like of the days of those who passed away before
them ? Say: Expect then! I am with you among the expectant.
010.103 Then shall We save Our messengers and the believers, in like manner (as of
old). It is incumbent upon Us to save believers.
010.104 Say (O Muhammad): O mankind! If ye are in doubt of my religion, then
(know that) I worship not those whom ye worship instead of Allah, but I worship
Allah Who causeth you to die, and I have been commanded to be of the believers.
010.105 And, (O Muhammad) set thy purpose resolutely for religion, as a man by
nature upright, and be not of those who ascribe partners (to Allah).
010.106 And cry not, beside Allah, unto that which cannot profit thee nor hurt thee,
for if thou didst so then wert thou of the wrong-doers.
010.107 If Allah afflicteth thee with some hurt, there is none who can remove it save
Him; and if He desireth good for thee, there is none who can repel His bounty. He
striketh with it whom He will of his bondmen. He is the Forgiving, the Merciful.
010.108 Say: O mankind! Now hath the Truth from your Lord come unto you. So
whosoever is guided, is guided only for (the good of) his soul, and whosoever erreth
erreth only against it. And I am not a warder over you.
010.109 And (O Muhammad) follow that which is inspired in thee, and forbear until
Allah give judgment. And He is the Best of Judges.