014.001 Alif. Lam. Ra. (This is) a Scripture which We have revealed unto thee
(Muhammad) that thereby thou mayst bring forth mankind from darkness unto light,
by the permission of their Lord, unto the path of the Mighty, the Owner of Praise,
014.002 Allah, unto Whom belongeth whatsoever is in the heavens and whatsoever is
in the earth. and woe unto the disbelievers from an awful doom;
014.003 Those who love the life of the world more than the Hereafter, and debar
(men) from the way of Allah and would have it crooked: such are far astray.
014.004 And We never sent a messenger save with the language of his folk, that he
might make (the message) clear for them. Then Allah sendeth whom He will astray,
and guideth whom He will. He is the Mighty, the Wise.
014.005 We verily sent Moses with Our revelations, saying: Bring thy people forth
from darkness unto light. And remind them of the days of Allah. Lo! therein are
revelations for each steadfast, thankful (heart).
014.006 And (remind them) how Moses said unto his people: Remember Allah's
favour unto you when He delivered you from Pharaoh's folk who were afflicting you
with dreadful torment, and were slaying your sons and sparing your women; that was
a tremendous trial from your Lord.
014.007 And when your Lord proclaimed: If ye give thanks, I will give you more; but
if ye are thankless, lo! My punishment is dire.
014.008 And Moses said: Though ye and all who are in the earth prove thankless, lo!
Allah verily is Absolute, Owner of Praise.
014.009 Hath not the history of those before you reached you: the folk of Noah, and
(the tribes of) A'ad and Thamud, and those after them ? None save Allah knoweth
them. Their messengers came unto them with clear proofs, but they thrust their hands
into their mouths, and said: Lo! we disbelieve in that wherewith ye have been sent,
and lo! we are in grave doubt concerning that to which ye call us.
014.010 Their messengers said: Can there be doubt concerning Allah, the Creator of
the heavens and the earth ? He calleth you that He may forgive you your sins and
reprieve you unto an appointed term. They said: Ye are but mortals like us, who
would fain turn us away from what our fathers used to worship. Then bring some
014.011 Their messengers said unto them: We are but mortals like you, but Allah
giveth grace unto whom He will of His slaves. It is not ours to bring you a warrant
unless by the permission of Allah. In Allah let believers put their trust!
014.012 How should we not put our trust in Allah when He hath shown us our ways ?
We surely will endure the hurt ye do us. In Allah let the trusting put their trust.
014.013 And those who disbelieved said unto their messengers: Verily we will drive
you out from our land, unless ye return to our religion. Then their Lord inspired them,
(saying): Verily we shall destroy the wrong-doers,
014.014 And verily We shall make you to dwell in the land after them. This is for him
who feareth My Majesty and feareth My threats.
014.015 And they sought help (from their Lord) and every froward potentate was
bought to naught;
014.016 Hell is before him, and he is made to drink a festering water,
014.017 Which he sippeth but can hardly swallow, and death cometh unto him from
every side while yet he cannot die, and before him is a harsh doom.
014.018 A similitude of those who disbelieve in their Lord: Their works are as ashes
which the wind bloweth hard upon a stormy day. They have no control of aught that
they have earned. That is the extreme failure.
014.019 Hast thou not seen that Allah hath created the heavens and the earth with
truth ? If He will, He can remove you and bring (in) some new creation;
014.020 And that is no great matter for Allah.
014.021 They all come forth unto their Lord. Then those who were despised say unto
those who were scornful: We were unto you a following, can ye then avert from us
aught of Allah's doom ? They say: Had Allah guided us, we should have guided you.
Whether we rage or patiently endure is (now) all one for us; we have no place of
014.022 And Satan saith, when the matter hath been decided: Lo! Allah promised you
a promise of truth; and I promised you, then failed you. And I had no power over you
save that I called unto you and ye obeyed me. So blame not, but blame yourselves. I
cannot help you, nor can ye help me, Lo! I disbelieved in that which ye before
ascribed to me. Lo! for wrong-doers is a painful doom.
014.023 And those who believed and did good works are made to enter Gardens
underneath which rivers flow, therein abiding by permission of their Lord, their
greeting therein: Peace!
014.024 Seest thou not how Allah coineth a similitude: A goodly saying, as a goodly
tree, its root set firm, its branches reaching into heaven,
014.025 Giving its fruit at every season by permission of its Lord ? Allah coineth the
similitudes for mankind in order that they may reflect.
014.026 And the similitude of a bad saying is as a bad tree, uprooted from upon the
earth, possessing no stability.
014.027 Allah confirmeth those who believe by a firm saying in the life of the world
and in the Hereafter, and Allah sendeth wrong-doers astray. And Allah doeth what He
014.028 Hast thou not seen those who gave the grace of Allah in exchange for
thanklessness and led their people down to the Abode of Loss,
014.029 (Even to) hell ? They are exposed thereto. A hapless end!
014.030 And they set up rivals to Allah that they may mislead (men) from His way.
Say: Enjoy life (while ye may) for lo! your journey's end will be the Fire.
014.031 Tell My bondmen who believe to establish worship and spend of that which
We have given them, secretly and publicly, before a day cometh wherein there will be
neither traffick nor befriending.
014.032 Allah is He Who created the heavens and the earth, and causeth water to
descend from the sky, thereby producing fruits as food for you, and maketh the ships
to be of service unto you, that they may run upon the sea at His command, and hath
made of service unto you the rivers;
014.033 And maketh the sun and the moon, constant in their courses, to be of service
unto you, and hath made of service unto you the night and the day.
014.034 And He giveth you of all ye ask of Him, and if ye would count the bounty of
Allah ye cannot reckon it. Lo! man is verily a wrong-doer, an ingrate.
014.035 And when Abraham said: My Lord! Make safe this territory, and preserve
me and my sons from serving idols.
014.036 My Lord! Lo! they have led many of mankind astray. But whoso followeth
me, he verily is of me. And whoso disobeyeth me - Still Thou art Forgiving, Merciful.
014.037 Our Lord! Lo! I have settled some of my posterity in an uncultivable valley
near unto Thy holy House, our Lord! that they may establish proper worship; so
incline some hearts of men that they may yearn toward them, and provide Thou them
with fruits in order that they may be thankful.
014.038 Our Lord! Lo! Thou knowest that which we hide and that which we
proclaim. Nothing in the earth or in the heaven is hidden from Allah.
014.039 Praise be to Allah Who hath given me, in my old age, Ishmael and Isaac! Lo!
my Lord is indeed the Hearer of Prayer.
014.040 My Lord! Make me to establish proper worship, and some of my posterity
(also); our Lord! and accept my prayer.
014.041 Our Lord! Forgive me and my parents and believers on the day when the
account is cast.
014.042 Deem not that Allah is unaware of what the wicked do. He but giveth them a
respite till a day when eyes will stare (in terror),
014.043 As they come hurrying on in fear, their heads upraised, their gaze returning
not to them, and their hearts as air.
014.044 And warn mankind of a day when the doom will come upon them, and those
who did wrong will say: Our Lord! Reprieve us for a little while. We will obey Thy
call and will follow the messengers. (It will be answered): Did ye not swear before
that there would be no end for you ?
014.045 And (have ye not) dwelt in the dwellings of those who wronged themselves
(of old) and (hath it not) become plain to you how We dealt with them and made
examples for you ?
014.046 Verily they have plotted their plot, and their plot is with Allah, though their
plot were one whereby the mountains should be moved.
014.047 So think not that Allah will fail to keep His promise to His messengers. Lo!
Allah is Mighty, Able to Requite (the wrong).
014.048 On the day when the earth will be changed to other than the earth, and the
heavens (also will be changed) and they will come forth unto Allah, the One, the
014.049 Thou wilt see the guilty on that day linked together in chains,
014.050 Their raiment of pitch, and the Fire covering their faces,
014.051 That Allah may repay each soul what it hath earned. Lo! Allah is swift at
014.052 This is a clear message for mankind in order that they may be warned
thereby, and that they may know that He is only One God, and that men of
understanding may take heed.