042.001 Ha. Mim.
042.002 A'in. Sin. Qaf.
042.003 Thus Allah the Mighty, the Knower inspireth thee (Muhammad) as (He
inspired) those before thee.
042.004 Unto Him belongeth all that is in the heavens and all that is in the earth, and
He is the Sublime, the Tremendous.
042.005 Almost might the heavens above be rent asunder while the angels hymn the
praise of their Lord and ask forgiveness for those on the earth. Lo! Allah, He is the
Forgiver, the Merciful.
042.006 And as for those who choose protecting friends beside Him, Allah is Warden
over them, and thou art in no wise a guardian over them.
042.007 And thus We have inspired in thee a Lecture in Arabic, that thou mayst warn
the mother-town and those around it, and mayst warn of a day of assembling whereof
there is no doubt. A host will be in the Garden, and a host of them in the Flame.
042.008 Had Allah willed, He could have made them one community, but Allah
bringeth whom He will into His mercy. And the wrong-doers have no friend nor
042.009 Or have they chosen protecting friends besides Him ? But Allah, He (alone)
is the Protecting Friend. He quickeneth the dead, and He is Able to do all things.
042.010 And in whatsoever ye differ, the verdict therein belongeth to Allah. Such is
my Lord, in Whom I put my trust, and unto Whom I turn.
042.011 The Creator of the heavens and the earth. He hath made for you pairs of
yourselves, and of the cattle also pairs, whereby He multiplieth you. Naught is as His
likeness; and He is the Hearer, the Seer.
042.012 His are the keys of the heavens and the earth. He enlargeth providence for
whom He will and straiteneth (it for whom He will). Lo! He is Knower of all things.
042.013 He hath ordained for you that religion which He commended unto Noah, and
that which We inspire in thee (Muhammad), and that which We commended unto
Abraham and Moses and Jesus, saying: Establish the religion, and be not divided
therein. Dreadful for the idolaters is that unto which thou callest them. Allah chooseth
for Himself whom He will, and guideth unto Himself him who turneth (toward Him).
042.014 And they were not divided until after the knowledge came unto them,
through rivalry among themselves; and had it not been for a Word that had already
gone forth from thy Lord for an appointed term, it surely had been judged between
them. And those who were made to inherit the Scripture after them are verily in
hopeless doubt concerning it.
042.015 Unto this, then, summon (O Muhammad). And be thou upright as thou art
commanded, and follow not their lusts, but say: I believe in whatever scripture Allah
hath sent down, and I am commanded to be just among you. Allah is our Lord and
your Lord. Unto us our works and unto you your works; no argument between us and
you. Allah will bring us together, and unto Him is the journeying.
042.016 And those who argue concerning Allah after He hath been acknowledged,
their argument hath no weight with their Lord, and wrath is upon them and theirs will
be an awful doom.
042.017 Allah it is Who hath revealed the Scripture with truth, and the Balance. How
canst thou know ? It may be that the Hour is nigh.
042.018 Those who believe not therein seek to hasten it, while those who believe are
fearful of it and know that it is the Truth. Are not they who dispute, in doubt
concerning the Hour, far astray ?
042.019 Allah is gracious unto His slaves. He provideth for whom He will. And He is
the Strong, the Mighty.
042.020 Whoso desireth the harvest of the Hereafter, We give him increase in its
harvest. And whoso desireth the harvest of the world, We give him thereof, and he
hath no portion in the Hereafter.
042.021 Or have they partners (of Allah) who have made lawful for them in religion
that which Allah allowed not ? And but for a decisive word (gone forth already), it
would have been judged between them. Lo! for wrong-doers is a painful doom.
042.022 Thou seest the wrong-doers fearful of that which they have earned, and it
will surely befall them, while those who believe and do good works (will be) in
flowering meadows of the Gardens, having what they wish from their Lord. This is
the great preferment.
042.023 This it is which Allah announceth unto His bondmen who believe and do
good works. Say (O Muhammad, unto mankind): I ask of you no fee therefor, save
lovingkindness among kinsfolk. And whoso scoreth a good deed We add unto its
good for him. Lo! Allah is Forgiving, Responsive.
042.024 Or say they: He hath invented a lie concerning Allah ? If Allah willed, He
could have sealed thy heart (against them). And Allah will wipe out the lie and will
vindicate the truth by His words. Lo! He is Aware of what is hidden in the breasts (of
042.025 And He it is Who accepteth repentance from His bondmen, and pardoneth
the evil deeds, and knoweth what ye do,
042.026 And accepteth those who do good works, and giveth increase unto them of
His bounty. And as for disbelievers, theirs will be an awful doom.
042.027 And if Allah were to enlarge the provision for His slaves they would surely
rebel in the earth, but He sendeth down by measure as He willeth. Lo! He is
Informed, a Seer of His bondmen.
042.028 And He it is Who sendeth down the saving rain after they have despaired,
and spreadeth out His mercy. He is the Protecting Friend, the Praiseworthy.
042.029 And of His portents is the creation of the heaven and the earth, and of
whatever beasts He hath dispersed therein. And He is Able to gather them when He
042.030 Whatever of misfortune striketh you, it is what your right hands have earned.
And He forgiveth much.
042.031 Ye cannot escape in the earth, for beside Allah ye have no protecting friend
nor any helper.
042.032 And of His portents are the ships, like banners on the sea;
042.033 If He will He calmeth the wind so that they keep still upon its surface - Lo!
herein verily are signs for every steadfast grateful (heart). -
042.034 Or He causeth them to perish on account of that which they have earned -
And He forgiveth much -
042.035 And that those who argue concerning Our revelations may know they have
042.036 Now whatever ye have been given is but a passing comfort for the life of the
world, and that which Allah hath is better and more lasting for those who believe and
put their trust in their Lord,
042.037 And those who shun the worst of sins and indecencies and, when they are
042.038 And those who answer the call of their Lord and establish worship, and
whose affairs are a matter of counsel, and who spend of what We have bestowed on
042.039 And those who, when great wrong is done to them, defend themselves,
042.040 The guerdon of an ill-deed is an ill the like thereof. But whosoever pardoneth
and amendeth, his wage is the affair of Allah. Lo! He loveth not wrong-doers.
042.041 And whoso defendeth himself after he hath suffered wrong - for such, there
is no way (of blame) against them.
042.042 The way (of blame) is only against those who oppress mankind, and
wrongfully rebel in the earth. For such there is a painful doom.
042.043 And verily whoso is patient and forgiveth - lo! that, verily, is (of) the
steadfast heart of things.
042.044 He whom Allah sendeth astray, for him there is no protecting friend after
Him. And thou (Muhammad) wilt see the evil-doers when they see the doom, (how)
they say: Is there any way of return ?
042.045 And thou wilt see them exposed to (the Fire), made humble by disgrace, and
looking with veiled eyes. And those who believe will say: Lo! the (eternal) losers are
they who lose themselves and their housefolk on the Day of Resurrection. Lo! are not
the wrong-doers in perpetual torment ?
042.046 And they will have no protecting friends to help them instead of Allah. He
whom Allah sendeth astray, for him there is no road.
042.047 Answer the call of your Lord before there cometh unto you from Allah a Day
which there is no averting. Ye have no refuge on that Day, nor have a ye any (power
042.048 But if they are averse, We have not sent thee as a warder over them. Thine is
only to convey (the message). And lo! when We cause man to taste of mercy from Us
he exulteth therefor. And if some evil striketh them because of that which their own
hands have sent before, then lo! man is an ingrate.
042.049 Unto Allah belongeth the Sovereignty of the heavens and the earth. He
createth what He will. He bestoweth female (offspring) upon whom He will, and
bestoweth male (offspring) upon whom He will;
042.050 Or He mingleth them, males and females, and He maketh barren whom He
will. Lo! He is Knower, Powerful.
042.051 And it was not (vouchsafed) to any mortal that Allah should speak to him
unless (it be) by revelation or from behind a veil, or (that) He sendeth a messenger to
reveal what He will by His leave. Lo! He is Exalted, Wise.
042.052 And thus have We inspired in thee (Muhammad) a Spirit of Our command.
Thou knewest not what the Scripture was, nor what the Faith. But We have made it a
light whereby We guide whom We will of Our bondmen. And lo! thou verily dost
guide unto a right path,
042.053 The path of Allah, unto Whom belongeth whatsoever is in the heavens and
whatsoever is in the earth. Do not all things reach Allah at last ?