039.001 The revelation of the Scripture is from Allah, the Mighty, the Wise.
039.002 Lo! We have revealed the Scripture unto thee (Muhammad) with truth; so
worship Allah, making religion pure for Him (only).
039.003 Surely pure religion is for Allah only. And those who choose protecting
friends beside Him (say): We worship them only that they may bring us near unto
Allah. Lo! Allah will judge between them concerning that wherein they differ. Lo!
Allah guideth not him who is a liar, an ingrate.
039.004 If Allah had willed to choose a son, He could have chosen what He would of
that which He hath created. Be He Glorified! He is Allah, the One, the Absolute.
039.005 He hath created the heavens and the earth with truth. He maketh night to
succeed day, and He maketh day to succeed night, and He constraineth the sun and
the moon to give service, each running on for an appointed term. Is not He the
Mighty, the Forgiver ?
039.006 He created you from one being, then from that (being) He made its mate; and
He hath provided for you of cattle eight kinds. He created you in the wombs of your
mothers, creation after creation, in a threefold gloom. Such is Allah, your Lord. His is
the Sovereignty. There is no God save Him. How then are ye turned away ?
039.007 If ye are thankless, yet Allah is Independent of you, though He is not pleased
with thanklessness for His bondmen; and if ye are thankful He is pleased therewith
for you. No laden soul will bear another's load. Then unto your Lord is your return;
and He will tell you what ye used to do. Lo! He knoweth what is in the breasts (of
039.008 And when some hurt toucheth man, he crieth unto his Lord, turning unto
Him (repentant). Then, when He granteth him a boon from Him he forgetteth that for
which he cried unto Him before, and setteth up rivals to Allah that he may beguile
(men) from his way. Say (O Muhammad, unto such an one): Take pleasure in thy
disbelief a while. Lo! thou art of the owners of the Fire.
039.009 Is he who payeth adoration in the watches of the night, prostrate and
standing, bewaring of the Hereafter and hoping for the mercy of his Lord, (to be
accounted equal with a disbeliever) ? Say (unto them, O Muhammad): Are those who
know equal with those who know not ? But only men of understanding will pay heed.
039.010 Say: O My bondmen who believe! Observe your duty to your Lord. For
those who do good in this world there is good, and Allah's earth is spacious. Verily
the steadfast will be paid their wages without stint.
039.011 Say (O Muhammad): Lo! I am commanded to worship Allah, making
religion pure for Him (only).
039.012 And I am commanded to be the first of those who are muslims (surrender
039.013 Say: Lo! if I should disobey my Lord, I fear the doom of a tremendous Day.
039.014 Say: Allah I worship, making my religion pure for Him (only).
039.015 Then worship what ye will beside Him. Say: The losers will be those who
lose themselves and their housefolk on the Day of Resurrection. Ah, that will be the
039.016 They have an awning of fire above them and beneath them a dais (of fire).
With this doth Allah appal His bondmen. O My bondmen, therefor fear Me!
039.017 And those who put away false gods lest they should worship them and turn
to Allah in repentance, for them there are glad tidings. Therefor give good tidings (O
Muhammad) to My bondmen
039.018 Who hear advice and follow the best thereof. Such are those whom Allah
guideth, and such are men of understanding.
039.019 Is he on whom the word of doom is fulfilled (to be helped), and canst thou
(O Muhammad) rescue him who is in the Fire ?
039.020 But those who keep their duty to their Lord, for them are lofty halls with
lofty halls above them, built (for them), beneath which rivers flow. (It is) a promise of
Allah. Allah faileth not His promise.
039.021 Hast thou not seen how Allah hath sent down water from the sky and hath
caused it to penetrate the earth as watersprings, and afterward thereby produceth
crops of divers hues; and afterward they wither and thou seest them turn yellow; then
He maketh them chaff. Lo! herein verily is a reminder for men of understanding.
039.022 Is he whose bosom Allah hath expanded for Al-Islam, so that he followeth a
light from his Lord, (as he who disbelieveth) ? Then woe unto those whose hearts are
hardened against remembrance of Allah. Such are in plain error.
039.023 Allah hath (now) revealed the fairest of statements, a Scripture consistent,
(wherein promises of reward are) paired (with threats of punishment), whereat doth
creep the flesh of those who fear their Lord, so that their flesh and their hearts soften
to Allah's reminder. Such is Allah's guidance, wherewith He guideth whom He will.
And him whom Allah sendeth astray, for him there is no guide.
039.024 Is he then, who will strike his face against the awful doom upon the Day of
Resurrection (as he who doeth right) ? And it will be said unto the wrong-doers: Taste
what ye used to earn.
039.025 Those before them denied, and so the doom came on them whence they
039.026 Thus Allah made them taste humiliation in the life of the world, and verily
the doom of the Hereafter will be greater if they did but know.
039.027 And verily We have coined for mankind in this Qur'an all kinds of
similitudes, that haply they may reflect;
039.028 A Lecture in Arabic, containing no crookedness, that haply they may ward
039.029 Allah coineth a similitude: A man in relation to whom are several part-
owners, quarrelling, and a man belonging wholly to one man. Are the two equal in
similitude ? Praise be to Allah! But most of them know not.
039.030 Lo! thou wilt die, and lo! they will die;
039.031 Then lo! on the Day of Resurrection, before your Lord ye will dispute.
039.032 And who doth greater wrong than he who telleth a lie against Allah, and
denieth the truth when it reacheth him ? Will not the home of disbelievers be in hell ?
039.033 And whoso bringeth the truth and believeth therein - Such are the dutiful.
039.034 They shall have what they will of their Lord's bounty. That is the reward of
039.035 That Allah will remit from them the worst of what they did, and will pay
them for reward the best they used to do.
039.036 Will not Allah defend His slave ? Yet they would frighten thee with those
beside Him. He whom Allah sendeth astray, for him there is no guide.
039.037 And he whom Allah guideth, for him there can be no misleader. Is not Allah
Mighty, Able to Requite (the wrong) ?
039.038 And verily, if thou shouldst ask them: Who created the heavens and the earth
? they will say: Allah. Say: Bethink you then of those ye worship beside Allah, if
Allah willed some hurt for me, could they remove from me His hurt; or if He willed
some mercy for me, could they restrain His mercy ? Say: Allah is my all. In Him do
(all) the trusting put their trust.
039.039 Say: O my people! Act in your manner. Lo! I (too) am acting. Thus ye will
come to know
039.040 Who it is unto whom cometh a doom that will abase him, and on whom there
falleth everlasting doom.
039.041 Lo! We have revealed unto thee (Muhammad) the Scripture for mankind
with truth. Then whosoever goeth right it is for his soul, and whosoever strayeth,
strayeth only to its hurt. And thou art not a warder over them.
039.042 Allah receiveth (men's) souls at the time of their death, and that (soul) which
dieth not (yet) in its sleep. He keepeth that (soul) for which He hath ordained death
and dismisseth the rest till an appointed term. Lo! herein verily are portents for people
who take thought.
039.043 Or choose they intercessors other than Allah ? Say: What! Even though they
have power over nothing and have no intelligence ?
039.044 Say: Unto Allah belongeth all intercession. His is the Sovereignty of the
heavens and the earth. And afterward unto Him ye will be brought back.
039.045 And when Allah alone is mentioned, the hearts of those who believe not in
the Hereafter are repelled, and when those (whom they worship) beside Him are
mentioned, behold! they are glad.
039.046 Say: O Allah! Creator of the heavens and the earth! Knower of the Invisible
and the Visible! Thou wilt judge between Thy slaves concerning that wherein they
used to differ.
039.047 And though those who do wrong possess all that is in the earth, and therewith
as much again, they verily will seek to ransom themselves therewith on the Day of
Resurrection from the awful doom; and there will appear unto them, from their Lord,
that wherewith they never reckoned.
039.048 And the evils that they earned will appear unto them, and that whereat they
used to scoff will surround them.
039.049 Now when hurt toucheth a man he crieth unto Us, and afterward when We
have granted him a boon from Us, he saith: Only by force of knowledge I obtained it.
Nay, but it is a test. But most of them know not.
039.050 Those before them said it, yet (all) that they had earned availed them not;
039.051 But the evils that they earned smote them; and such of these as do wrong, the
evils that they earn will smite them; they cannot escape.
039.052 Know they not that Allah enlargeth providence for whom He will, and
straiteneth it (for whom He will). Lo! herein verily are portents for people who
039.053 Say: O My slaves who have been prodigal to their own hurt! Despair not of
the mercy of Allah, Who forgiveth all sins. Lo! He is the Forgiving, the Merciful.
039.054 Turn unto your Lord repentant, and surrender unto Him, before there come
unto you the doom, when ye cannot be helped.
039.055 And follow the better (guidance) of that which is revealed unto you from
your Lord, before the doom cometh on you suddenly when ye know not,
039.056 Lest any soul should say: Alas, my grief that I was unmindful of Allah, and I
was indeed among the scoffers!
039.057 Or should say: If Allah had but guided me I should have been among the
039.058 Or should say, when it seeth the doom: Oh, that I had but a second chance
that I might be among the righteous!
039.059 (But now the answer will be): Nay, for My revelations came unto thee, but
thou didst deny them and wast scornful and wast among the disbelievers.
039.060 And on the Day of Resurrection thou (Muhammad) seest those who lied
concerning Allah with their faces blackened. Is not the home of the scorners in hell ?
039.061 And Allah delivereth those who ward off (evil) because of their deserts. Evil
toucheth them not, nor do they grieve.
039.062 Allah is Creator of all things, and He is Guardian over all things.
039.063 His are the keys of the heavens and the earth, and they who disbelieve the
revelations of Allah - such are they who are the losers.
039.064 Say (O Muhammad, to the disbelievers): Do ye bid me serve other than
Allah ? O ye fools!
039.065 And verily it hath been revealed unto thee as unto those before thee (saying):
If thou ascribe a partner to Allah thy work will fail and thou indeed wilt be among the
039.066 Nay, but Allah must thou serve, and be among the thankful!
039.067 And they esteem not Allah as He hath the right to be esteemed, when the
whole earth is His handful on the Day of Resurrection, and the heavens are rolled in
His right hand. Glorified is He and High Exalted from all that they ascribe as partner
039.068 And the trumpet is blown, and all who are in the heavens and all who are in
the earth swoon away, save him whom Allah willeth. Then it is blown a second time,
and behold them standing waiting!
039.069 And the earth shineth with the light of her Lord, and the Book is set up, and
the prophets and the witnesses are brought, and it is judged between them with truth,
and they are not wronged.
039.070 And each soul is paid in full for what it did. And He is Best Aware of what
039.071 And those who disbelieve are driven unto hell in troops till, when they reach
it and the gates thereof are opened, and the warders thereof say unto them: Came
there not unto you messengers of your own, reciting unto you the revelations of your
Lord and warning you of the meeting of this your Day ? they say: Yea, verily. But the
word of doom of disbelievers is fulfilled.
039.072 It is said (unto them): Enter ye the gates of hell to dwell therein. Thus
hapless is the journey's end of the scorners.
039.073 And those who keep their duty to their Lord are driven unto the Garden in
troops till, when they reach it, and the gates thereof are opened, and the warders
thereof say unto them: Peace be unto you! Ye are good, so enter ye (the Garden of
delight), to dwell therein;
039.074 They say: Praise be to Allah, Who hath fulfilled His promise unto us and
hath made us inherit the land, sojourning in the Garden where we will! So bounteous
is the wage of workers.
039.075 And thou (O Muhammad) seest the angels thronging round the Throne,
hymning the praises of their Lord. And they are judged aright. And it is said: Praise
be to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds!