013.001 Alif. Lam. Mim. Ra. These are verses of the Scripture. That which is
revealed unto thee from thy Lord is the Truth, but most of mankind believe not.
013.002 Allah it is Who raised up the heavens without visible supports, then mounted
the Throne, and compelled the sun and the moon to be of service, each runneth unto
an appointed term; He ordereth the course; He detaileth the revelations, that haply ye
may be certain of the meeting with your Lord.
013.003 And He it is Who spread out the earth and placed therein firm hills and
flowing streams, and of all fruits He placed therein two spouses (male and female).
He covereth the night with the day. Lo! herein verily are portents for people who take
013.004 And in the Earth are neighbouring tracts, vineyards and ploughed lands, and
date-palms, like and unlike, which are watered with one water. And we have made
some of them to excel others in fruit. Lo! herein verily are portents for people who
013.005 And if thou wonderest, then wondrous is their saying: When we are dust, are
we then forsooth (to be raised) in a new creation ? Such are they who disbelieve in
their Lord; such have carcans on their necks; such are rightful owners of the Fire, they
will abide therein.
013.006 And they bid thee hasten on the evil rather than the good, when exemplary
punishments have indeed occurred before them. But lo! thy Lord is rich in pardon for
mankind despite their wrong, and lo! thy Lord is strong in punishment.
013.007 Those who disbelieve say: If only some portent were sent down upon him
from his Lord! Thou art a warner only, and for every folk a guide.
013.008 Allah knoweth that which every female beareth and that which the wombs
absorb and that which they grow. And everything with Him is measured.
013.009 He is the Knower of the Invisible and the Visible, the Great, the High
013.010 Alike of you is he who hideth the saying and he who noiseth it abroad, he
who lurketh in the night and he who goeth freely in the daytime.
013.011 For him are angels ranged before him and behind him, who guard him by
Allah's command. Lo! Allah changeth not the condition of a folk until they (first)
change that which is in their hearts; and if Allah willeth misfortune for a folk there is
none that can repel it, nor have they a defender beside Him.
013.012 He it is Who showeth you the lightning, a fear and a hope, and raiseth the
013.013 The thunder hymneth His praise and (so do) the angels for awe of Him. He
launcheth the thunderbolts and smiteth with them whom He will while they dispute
(in doubt) concerning Allah, and He is mighty in wrath.
013.014 Unto Him is the real prayer. Those unto whom they pray beside Allah
respond to them not at all, save as (is the response to) one who stretcheth forth his
hands toward water (asking) that it may come unto his mouth, and it will never reach
it. The prayer of disbelievers goeth (far) astray.
013.015 And unto Allah falleth prostrate whosoever is in the heavens and the earth,
willingly or unwillingly, as do their shadows in the morning and the evening hours.
013.016 Say (O Muhammad): Who is Lord of the heavens and the earth ? Say: Allah.
Say: Take ye then (others) beside Him for protectors, which, even for themselves,
have neither benefit nor hurt ? Say: Is the blind man equal to the seer, or is darkness
equal to light ? Or assign they unto Allah partners who created the like of His creation
so that the creation (which they made and His creation) seemed alike to them ? Say:
Allah is the Creator of all things, and He is the One, the Almighty.
013.017 He sendeth down water from the sky, so that valleys flow according to their
measure, and the flood beareth (on its surface) swelling foam - from that which they
smelt in the fire in order to make ornaments and tools riseth a foam like unto it - thus
Allah coineth (the similitude of) the true and the false. Then, as for the foam, it
passeth away as scum upon the banks, while, as for that which is of use to mankind, it
remaineth in the earth. Thus Allah coineth the similitudes.
013.018 For those who answered Allah's call is bliss; and for those who answered not
His call, if they had all that is in the earth, and therewith the like thereof, they would
proffer it as ransom. Such will have a woeful reckoning, and their habitation will be
hell, a dire abode.
013.019 Is he who knoweth that what is revealed unto thee from thy Lord is the truth
like him who is blind ? But only men of understanding heed;
013.020 Such as keep the pact of Allah, and break not the covenant;
013.021 Such as unite that which Allah hath commandeth should be joined, and fear
their Lord, and dread a woeful reckoning;
013.022 Such as persevere in seeking their Lord's Countenance and are regular in
prayer and spend of that which We bestow upon them secretly and openly, and
overcome evil with good. Theirs will be the sequel of the (heavenly) Home,
013.023 Gardens of Eden which they enter, along with all who do right of their
fathers and their helpmeets and their seed. The angels enter unto them from every
013.024 (Saying): Peace be unto you because ye persevered. Ah, passing sweet will
be the sequel of the (heavenly) Home.
013.025 And those who break the covenant of Allah after ratifying it, and sever that
which Allah hath commanded should be joined, and make mischief in the earth: theirs
is the curse and theirs the ill abode.
013.026 Allah enlargeth livelihood for whom He will, and straiteneth (it for whom He
will); and they rejoice in the life of the world, whereas the life of the world is but
brief comfort as compared with the Hereafter.
013.027 Those who disbelieve say: If only a portent were sent down upon him from
his Lord! Say: Lo! Allah sendeth whom He will astray, and guideth unto Himself all
who turn (unto Him),
013.028 Who have believed and whose hearts have rest in the remembrance of Allah.
Verily in the remembrance of Allah do hearts find rest!
013.029 Those who believe and do right: Joy is for them, and bliss (their) journey's
013.030 Thus We send thee (O Muhammad) unto a nation, before whom other
nations have passed away, that thou mayst recite unto them that which We have
inspired in thee, while they are disbelievers in the Beneficent. Say: He is my Lord;
there is no God save Him. In Him do I put my trust and unto Him is my recourse.
013.031 Had it been possible for a Lecture to cause the mountains to move, or the
earth to be torn asunder, or the dead to speak, (this Qur'an would have done so). Nay,
but Allah's is the whole command. Do not those who believe know that, had Allah
willed, He could have guided all mankind ? As for those who disbelieve, disaster
ceaseth not to strike them because of what they do, or it dwelleth near their home
until the threat of Allah come to pass. Lo! Allah faileth not to keep the tryst.
013.032 And verily messengers (of Allah) were mocked before thee, but long I bore
with those who disbelieved. At length I seized them, and how (awful) was My
013.033 Is He Who is aware of the deserts of every soul (as he who is aware of
nothing) ? Yet they ascribe unto Allah partners. Say: Name them. Is it that ye would
inform Him of something which He knoweth not in the earth ? Or is it but a way of
speaking ? Nay but their contrivance is made seeming fair for those who disbelieve
and they are kept from the right road. He whom Allah sendeth astray, for him there is
013.034 For them is torment in the life of the world, and verily the doom of the
Hereafter is more painful, and they have no defender from Allah.
013.035 A similitude of the Garden which is promised unto those who keep their duty
(to Allah): Underneath it rivers flow; its food is everlasting, and its shade; this is the
reward of those who keep their duty, while the reward of disbelievers is the Fire.
013.036 Those unto whom We gave the Scripture rejoice in that which is revealed
unto thee. And of the clans there are who deny some of it. Say: I am commanded only
that I serve Allah and ascribe unto Him no partner. Unto Him I cry, and unto Him is
013.037 Thus have We revealed it, a decisive utterance in Arabic; and if thou
shouldst follow their desires after that which hath come unto thee of knowledge, then
truly wouldst thou have from Allah no protecting friend nor defender.
013.038 And verily We sent messengers (to mankind) before thee, and We appointed
for them wives and offspring, and it was not (given) to any messenger that he should
bring a portent save by Allah's leave. For everything there is a time prescribed.
013.039 Allah effaceth what He will, and establisheth (what He will), and with Him is
the source of ordinance.
013.040 Whether We let thee see something of that which We have promised them,
or make thee die (before its happening), thine is but conveyance (of the message).
Ours the reckoning.
013.041 See they not how we aim to the land, reducing it of its outlying parts ?
(When) Allah doometh there is none that can postpone His doom, and He is swift at
013.042 Those who were before them plotted; but all plotting is Allah's. He knoweth
that which each soul earneth. The disbelievers will come to know for whom will be
the sequel of the (heavenly) Home.
013.043 They who disbelieve say: Thou art no messenger (of Allah). Say: Allah, and
whosoever hath knowledge of the Scripture, is sufficient witness between me and