034.001 Praise be to Allah, unto Whom belongeth whatsoever is in the heavens and
whatsoever is in the earth. His is the praise in the Hereafter, and He is the Wise, the
034.002 He knoweth that which goeth into the earth and that which cometh forth from
it, and that descendeth from the heaven and that which ascendeth into it. He is the
Merciful, the Forgiving.
034.003 Those who disbelieve say: The Hour will never come unto us. Say: Nay, by
my Lord, but it is coming unto you surely. (He is) the Knower of the Unseen. Not an
atom's weight, or less than that or greater, escapeth Him in the heavens or in the earth,
but it is in a clear Record,
034.004 That He may reward those who believe and do good works. For them is
pardon and a rich provision.
034.005 But those who strive against Our revelations, challenging (Us), theirs will be
a painful doom of wrath.
034.006 Those who have been given knowledge see that what is revealed unto thee
from thy Lord is the truth and leadeth unto the path of the Mighty, the Owner of
034.007 Those who disbelieve say: Shall we show you a man who will tell you (that)
when ye have become dispersed in dust with most complete dispersal still, even then,
ye will be created anew ?
034.008 Hath he invented a lie concerning Allah, or is there in him a madness ? Nay,
but those who disbelieve in the Hereafter are in torment and far error.
034.009 Have they not observed what is before them and what is behind them of the
sky and the earth ? If We will, We can make the earth swallow them, or cause
obliteration from the sky to fall on them. Lo! herein surely is a portent for every
slave who turneth (to Allah) repentant.
034.010 And assuredly We gave David grace from Us, (saying): O ye hills and birds,
echo his psalms of praise! And We made the iron supple unto him,
034.011 Saying: Make thou long coats of mail and measure the links (thereof). And
do ye right. Lo! I am Seer of what ye do.
034.012 And unto Solomon (We gave) the wind, whereof the morning course was a
month's journey and the evening course a month's journey, and We caused the fount
of copper to gush forth for him, and (We gave him) certain of the jinn who worked
before him by permission of his Lord. And such of them as deviated from Our
command, them We caused to taste the punishment of flaming Fire.
034.013 They made for him what he willed: synagogues and statues, basins like wells
and boilers built into the ground. Give thanks, O House of David! Few of My
bondmen are thankful.
034.014 And when We decreed death for him, nothing showed his death to them save
a creeping creature of the earth which gnawed away his staff. And when he fell the
jinn saw clearly how, if they had known the Unseen, they would not have continued
in despised toil.
034.015 There was indeed a sign for Sheba in their dwelling-place: Two gardens on
the right hand and the left (as who should say): Eat of the provision of your Lord and
render thanks to Him. A fair land and an indulgent Lord!
034.016 But they were froward, so We sent on them the flood of 'Iram, and in
exchange for their two gardens gave them two gardens bearing bitter fruit, the
tamarisk and here and there a lote-tree.
034.017 This We awarded them because of their ingratitude. Punish We ever any save
the ingrates ?
034.018 And We set, between them and the towns which We had blessed, towns easy
to be seen, and We made the stage between them easy, (saying): Travel in them safely
both by night and day.
034.019 But they said: Our Lord! Make the stage between our journeys longer. And
they wronged themselves, therefore We made them bywords (in the land) and
scattered them abroad, a total scattering. Lo! herein verily are portents for each
steadfast, grateful (heart).
034.020 And Satan indeed found his calculation true concerning them, for they follow
him, all save a group of true believers.
034.021 And he had no warrant whatsoever against them, save that We would know
him who believeth in the Hereafter from him who is in doubt thereof; and thy Lord (O
Muhammad) taketh note of all things.
034.022 Say (O Muhammad): Call upon those whom ye set up beside Allah! They
possess not an atom's weight either in the heavens or in the earth, nor have they any
share in either, nor hath He an auxiliary among them.
034.023 No intercession availeth with Him save for him whom He permitteth. Yet,
when fear is banished from their hearts, they say: What was it that your Lord said ?
They say: The Truth. And He is the Sublime, the Great.
034.024 Say: Who giveth you provision from the sky and the earth ? Say: Allah, Lo!
we or you assuredly are rightly guided or in error manifest.
034.025 Say: Ye will not be asked of what we committed, nor shall we be asked of
what ye do.
034.026 Say: Our Lord will bring us all together, then He will judge between us with
truth. He is the All-knowing Judge.
034.027 Say: Show me those whom ye have joined unto Him as partners. Nay (ye
dare not)! For He is Allah, the Mighty, the Wise.
034.028 And We have not sent thee (O Muhammad) save as a bringer of good tidings
and a warner unto all mankind; but most of mankind know not.
034.029 And they say: When is this promise (to be fulfilled) if ye are truthful ?
034.030 Say (O Muhammad): Yours is the promise of a Day which ye cannot
postpone nor hasten by an hour.
034.031 And those who disbelieve say: We believe not in this Qur'an nor in that
which was before it; but oh, if thou couldst see, when the wrong-doers are brought up
before their Lord, how they cast the blame one to another; how those who were
despised (in the earth) say unto those who were proud: But for you, we should have
034.032 Those who were proud say unto those who were despised: Did we drive you
away from the guidance after it had come unto you ? Nay, but ye were guilty.
034.033 Those who were despised say unto those who were proud: Nay but (it was
your) scheming night and day, when ye commanded us to disbelieve in Allah and set
up rivals unto Him. And they are filled with remorse when they behold the doom; and
We place carcans on the necks of those who disbelieved. Are they requited aught save
what they used to do ?
034.034 And We sent not unto any township a warner, but its pampered ones
declared: Lo! we are disbelievers in that wherewith ye have been sent.
034.035 And they say: We are more (than you) in wealth and children. We are not the
034.036 Say (O Muhammad): Lo! my Lord enlargeth the provision for whom He will
and narroweth it (for whom He will). But most of mankind know not.
034.037 And it is not your wealth nor your children that will bring you near unto Us,
but he who believeth and doeth good (he draweth near). As for such, theirs will be
twofold reward for what they did and they will dwell secure in lofty halls.
034.038 And as for those who strive against Our revelations, challenging, they will be
brought to the doom.
034.039 Say: Lo! my Lord enlargeth the provision for whom He will of His bondmen,
and narroweth (it) for him. And whatsoever ye spend (for good) He replaceth it. And
He is the Best of Providers.
034.040 And on the day when He will gather them all together, He will say unto the
angels: Did these worship you ?
034.041 They will say: Be Thou Glorified. Thou (alone) art our Guardian, not them!
Nay, but they worshipped the jinn; most of them were believers in them.
034.042 That day ye will possess no use nor hurt one for another. And We shall say
unto those who did wrong: Taste the doom of the Fire which ye used to deny.
034.043 And if Our revelations are recited unto them in plain terms, they say: This is
naught else than a man who would turn you away from what your fathers used to
worship; and they say: This is naught else than an invented lie. Those who disbelieve
say of the truth when it reacheth them: This is naught else than mere magic.
034.044 And We have given them no scriptures which they study, nor sent We unto
them, before thee, any warner.
034.045 Those before them denied, and these have not attained a tithe of that which
We bestowed on them (of old); yet they denied My messengers. How intense then
was My abhorrence (of them)!
034.046 Say (unto them, O Muhammad): I exhort you unto one thing only: that ye
awake, for Allah's sake, by twos and singly, and then reflect: There is no madness in
your comrade. He is naught else than a warner unto you in face of a terrific doom.
034.047 Say: Whatever reward I might have asked of you is yours. My reward is the
affair of Allah only. He is Witness over all things.
034.048 Say: Lo! my Lord hurleth the truth. (He is) the Knower of Things Hidden.
034.049 Say: The Truth hath come, and falsehood showeth not its face and will not
034.050 Say: If I err, I err only to my own loss, and if I am rightly guided it is
because of that which my Lord hath revealed unto me. Lo! He is Hearer, Nigh.
034.051 Couldst thou but see when they are terrified with no escape, and are seized
from near at hand,
034.052 And say: We (now) believe therein. But how can they reach (faith) from afar
034.053 When they disbelieved in it of yore. They aim at the unseen from afar off.
034.054 And a gulf is set between them and that which they desire, as was done for
people of their kind of old. Lo! they were in hopeless doubt.