040.001 Ha. Mim.
040.002 The revelation of the Scripture is from Allah, the Mighty, the Knower,
040.003 The Forgiver of sin, the Accepter of repentance, the Stern in punishment, the
Bountiful. There is no God save Him. Unto Him is the journeying.
040.004 None argue concerning the revelations of Allah save those who disbelieve,
so let not their turn of fortune in the land deceive thee (O Muhammad).
040.005 The folk of Noah and the factions after them denied (their messengers)
before these, and every nation purposed to seize their messenger and argued falsely,
(thinking) thereby to refute the Truth. Then I seized them, and how (awful) was My
040.006 Thus was the word of thy Lord concerning those who disbelieve fulfilled:
That they are owners of the Fire.
040.007 Those who bear the Throne, and all who are round about it, hymn the praises
of their Lord and believe in Him and ask forgiveness for those who believe (saying):
Our Lord! Thou comprehendest all things in mercy and knowledge, therefor forgive
those who repent and follow Thy way. Ward off from them the punishment of hell.
040.008 Our Lord! And make them enter the Gardens of Eden which thou hast
promised them, with such of their fathers and their wives and their descendants as do
right. Lo! Thou, only Thou, art the Mighty, the Wise.
040.009 And ward off from them ill-deeds; and he from whom Thou wardest off ill-
deeds that day, him verily hast Thou taken into mercy. That is the supreme triumph.
040.010 Lo! (on that day) those who disbelieve are informed by proclamation: Verily
Allah's abhorrence is more terrible than your abhorrence one of another, when ye
were called unto the faith but did refuse.
040.011 They say: Our Lord! Twice hast Thou made us die, and twice hast Thou
made us live. Now we confess our sins. Is there any way to go out ?
040.012 (It is said unto them): This is (your plight) because, when Allah only was
invoked, ye disbelieved, but when some partner was ascribed to Him ye were
believing. But the command belongeth only to Allah, the Sublime, the Majestic.
040.013 He it is Who showeth you His portents, and sendeth down for you provision
from the sky. None payeth heed save him who turneth (unto Him) repentant.
040.014 Therefor (O believers) pray unto Allah, making religion pure for Him (only),
however much the disbelievers be averse -
040.015 The Exalter of Ranks, the Lord of the Throne. He causeth the Spirit of His
command upon whom He will of His slaves, that He may warn of the Day of
040.016 The day when they come forth, nothing of them being hidden from Allah.
Whose is the Sovereignty this day ? It is Allah's, the One, the Almighty.
040.017 This day is each soul requited that which it hath earned; no wrong (is done)
this day. Lo! Allah is swift at reckoning.
040.018 Warn them (O Muhammad) of the Day of the approaching (doom), when the
hearts will be choking the throats, (when) there will be no friend for the wrong-doers,
nor any intercessor who will be heard.
040.019 He knoweth the traitor of the eyes, and that which the bosoms hide.
040.020 Allah judgeth with truth, while those to whom they cry instead of Him judge
not at all. Lo! Allah, He is the Hearer, the Seer.
040.021 Have they not travelled in the land to see the nature of the consequence for
those who disbelieved before them ? They were mightier than these in power and (in
the) traces (which they left behind them) in the earth. Yet Allah seized them for their
sins, and they had no protector from Allah.
040.022 That was because their messengers kept bringing them clear proofs (of
Allah's Sovereignty) but they disbelieved; so Allah seized them. Lo! He is Strong,
severe in punishment.
040.023 And verily We sent Moses with Our revelations and a clear warrant
040.024 Unto Pharaoh and Haman and Korah, but they said: A lying sorcerer!
040.025 And when he brought them the Truth from Our presence, they said: Slay the
sons of those who believe with him, and spare their women. But the plot of
disbelievers is in naught but error.
040.026 And Pharaoh said: Suffer me to kill Moses, and let him cry unto his Lord.
Lo! I fear that he will alter your religion or that he will cause confusion in the land.
040.027 Moses said: Lo! I seek refuge in my Lord and your Lord from every scorner
who believeth not in a Day of Reckoning.
040.028 And a believing man of Pharaoh's family, who hid his faith, said: Would ye
kill a man because he saith: My Lord is Allah, and hath brought you clear proofs from
your Lord ? If he is lying, then his lie is upon him; and if he is truthful, then some of
that wherewith he threateneth you will strike you. Lo! Allah guideth not one who is a
prodigal, a liar.
040.029 O my people! Yours is the kingdom to-day, ye being uppermost in the land.
But who would save us from the wrath of Allah should it reach us ? Pharaoh said: I
do but show you what I think, and I do but guide you to wise policy.
040.030 And he who believed said: O my people! Lo! I fear for you a fate like that of
the factions (of old);
040.031 A plight like that of Noah's folk, and A'ad and Thamud, and those after them,
and Allah willeth no injustice for (His) slaves.
040.032 And, O my people! Lo! I fear for you a Day of Summoning,
040.033 A day when ye will turn to flee, having no preserver from Allah: and he
whom Allah sendeth astray, for him there is no guide.
040.034 And verily Joseph brought you of old clear proofs, yet ye ceased not to be in
doubt concerning what he brought you till, when he died, ye said: Allah will not send
any messenger after him. Thus Allah deceiveth him who is a prodigal, a doubter.
040.035 Those who wrangle concerning the revelations of Allah without any warrant
that hath come unto them, it is greatly hateful in the sight of Allah and in the sight of
those who believe. Thus doth Allah print on every arrogant, disdainful heart.
040.036 And Pharaoh said: O Haman! Build for me a tower that haply I may reach
040.037 The roads of the heavens, and may look upon the God of Moses, though
verily I think him a liar. Thus was the evil that he did made fairseeming unto Pharaoh,
and he was debarred from the (right) way. The plot of Pharaoh ended but in ruin.
040.038 And he who believed said: O my people! Follow me. I will show you the
way of right conduct.
040.039 O my people! Lo! this life of the world is but a passing comfort, and lo! the
Hereafter, that is the enduring home.
040.040 Whoso doeth an ill-deed, he will be repaid the like thereof, while whoso
doeth right, whether male or female, and is a believer, (all) such will enter the
Garden, where they will be nourished without stint.
040.041 And, O my people! What aileth me that I call you unto deliverance when ye
call me unto the Fire ?
040.042 Ye call me to disbelieve in Allah and ascribe unto Him as partners that
whereof I have no knowledge, while I call you unto the Mighty, the Forgiver.
040.043 Assuredly that whereunto ye call me hath no claim in the world or in the
Hereafter, and our return will be unto Allah, and the prodigals will be owners of the
040.044 And ye will remember what I say unto you. I confide my cause unto Allah.
Lo! Allah is Seer of (His) slaves.
040.045 So Allah warded off from him the evils which they plotted, while a dreadful
doom encompassed Pharaoh's folk,
040.046 The Fire; they are exposed to it morning and evening; and on the day when
the Hour upriseth (it is said): Cause Pharaoh's folk to enter the most awful doom.
040.047 And when they wrangle in the Fire, the weak say unto those who were proud:
Lo! we were a following unto you; will ye therefor rid us of a portion of the Fire ?
040.048 Those who were proud say: Lo! we are all (together) herein. Lo! Allah hath
judged between (His) slaves.
040.049 And those in the Fire say unto the guards of hell: Entreat your Lord that He
relieve us of a day of the torment.
040.050 They say: Came not your messengers unto you with clear proofs ? They say:
Yea, verily. They say: Then do ye pray, although the prayer of disbelievers is in vain.
040.051 Lo! We verily do help Our messengers, and those who believe, in the life of
the world and on the day when the witnesses arise,
040.052 The day when their excuse availeth not the evil-doers, and theirs is the curse,
and theirs the ill abode.
040.053 And We verily gave Moses the guidance, and We caused the Children of
Israel to inherit the Scripture,
040.054 A guide and a reminder for men of understanding.
040.055 Then have patience (O Muhammad). Lo! the promise of Allah is true. And
ask forgiveness of thy sin, and hymn the praise of thy Lord at fall of night and in the
040.056 Lo! those who wrangle concerning the revelations of Allah without a warrant
having come unto them, there is naught else in their breasts save pride which they
will never attain. So take thou refuge in Allah. Lo! He, only He, is the Hearer, the
040.057 Assuredly the creation of the heavens and the earth is greater than the
creation of mankind; but most of mankind know not.
040.058 And the blind man and the seer are not equal, neither are those who believe
and do good works (equal with) the evil-doer. Little do ye reflect!
040.059 Lo! the Hour is surely coming, there is no doubt thereof; yet most of
mankind believe not.
040.060 And your Lord hath said: Pray unto Me and I will hear your prayer. Lo!
those who scorn My service, they will enter hell, disgraced.
040.061 Allah it is Who hath appointed for you night that ye may rest therein, and
day for seeing. Lo! Allah is a Lord of bounty for mankind, yet most of mankind give
040.062 Such is Allah, your Lord, the Creator of all things, There is no God save
Him. How then are ye perverted ?
040.063 Thus are they perverted who deny the revelations of Allah.
040.064 Allah it is Who appointed for you the earth for a dwelling-place and the sky
for a canopy, and fashioned you and perfected your shapes, and hath provided you
with good things. Such is Allah, your Lord. Then blessed be Allah, the Lord of the
040.065 He is the Living One. There is no God save Him. So pray unto Him, making
religion pure for Him (only). Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds!
040.066 Say (O Muhammad): I am forbidden to worship those unto whom ye cry
beside Allah since there have come unto me clear proofs from my Lord, and I am
commanded to surrender to the Lord of the Worlds.
040.067 He it is Who created you from dust, then from a drop (of seed) then from a
clot, then bringeth you forth as a child, then (ordaineth) that ye attain full strength and
afterward that ye become old men - though some among you die before - and that ye
reach an appointed term, that haply ye may understand.
040.068 He it is Who quickeneth and giveth death. When He ordaineth a thing, He
saith unto it only: Be! and it is.
040.069 Hast thou not seen those who wrangle concerning the revelations of Allah,
how they are turned away ? -
040.070 Those who deny the Scripture and that wherewith We send Our messengers.
But they will come to know,
040.071 When carcans are about their necks and chains. They are dragged
040.072 Through boiling waters; then they are thrust into the Fire.
040.073 Then it is said unto them: Where are (all) that ye used to make partners (in
040.074 Beside Allah ? They say: They have failed us; but we used not to pray to
anything before. Thus doth Allah send astray the disbelievers (in His guidance).
040.075 (And it is said unto them): This is because ye exulted in the earth without
right, and because ye were petulant.
040.076 Enter ye the gates of hell, to dwell therein. Evil is the habitation of the
040.077 Then have patience (O Muhammad). Lo! the promise of Allah is true. And
whether we let thee see a part of that which We promise them, or (whether) We cause
thee to die, still unto Us they will be brought back.
040.078 Verily We sent messengers before thee, among them those of whom We
have told thee, and some of whom We have not told thee; and it was not given to any
messenger that he should bring a portent save by Allah's leave, but when Allah's
commandment cometh (the cause) is judged aright, and the followers of vanity will
then be lost.
040.079 Allah it is Who hath appointed for you cattle, that ye may ride on some of
them, and eat of some -
040.080 (Many) benefits ye have from them - and that ye may satisfy by their means
a need that is in your breasts, and may be borne upon them as upon the ship.
040.081 And He showeth you His tokens. Which, then, of the tokens of Allah do ye
040.082 Have they not travelled in the land to see the nature of the consequence for
those before them ? They were more numerous than these, and mightier in power and
(in the) traces (which they left behind them) in the earth. But all that they used to earn
availed them not.
040.083 And when their messengers brought them clear proofs (of Allah's
Sovereignty) they exulted in the knowledge they (themselves) possessed. And that
which they were wont to mock befell them.
040.084 Then, when they saw Our doom, they said: We believe in Allah only and
reject (all) that we used to associate (with Him).
040.085 But their faith could not avail them when they saw Our doom. This is Allah's
law which hath ever taken course for His bondmen. And then the disbelievers will be