046.001 Ha. Mim.
046.002 The revelation of the Scripture is from Allah the Mighty, the Wise.
046.003 We created not the heavens and the earth and all that is between them save
with truth, and for a term appointed. But those who disbelieve turn away from that
whereof they are warned.
046.004 Say (unto them, O Muhammad): Have ye thought on all that ye invoke
beside Allah ? Show me what they have created of the earth. Or have they any portion
in the heavens ? Bring me a scripture before this (Scripture), or some vestige of
knowledge (in support of what ye say), if ye are truthful.
046.005 And who is further astray than those who, instead of Allah, pray unto such as
hear not their prayer until the Day of Resurrection, and are unconscious of their
046.006 And when mankind are gathered (to the Judgment) will become enemies for
them, and will become deniers of having been worshipped.
046.007 And when Our clear revelations are recited unto them, those who disbelieve
say of the Truth when it reacheth them: This is mere magic.
046.008 Or say they: He hath invented it ? Say (O Muhammad): If I have invented it,
still ye have no power to support me against Allah. He is Best Aware of what ye say
among yourselves concerning it. He sufficeth for a witness between me and you. And
He is the Forgiving, the Merciful.
046.009 Say: I am no new thing among the messengers (of Allah), nor know I what
will be done with me or with you. I do but follow that which is inspired in me, and I
am but a plain warner.
046.010 Bethink you: If it is from Allah and ye disbelieve therein, and a witness of
the Children of Israel hath already testified to the like thereof and hath believed, and
ye are too proud (what plight is yours) ? Lo! Allah guideth not wrong-doing folk.
046.011 And those who disbelieve say of those who believe: If it had been (any)
good, they would not have been before us in attaining it. And since they will not be
guided by it, they say: This is an ancient lie;
046.012 When before it there was the Scripture of Moses, an example and a mercy;
and this is a confirming Scripture in the Arabic language, that it may warn those who
do wrong and bring good tidings for the righteous.
046.013 Lo! those who say: Our Lord is Allah, and thereafter walk aright, there shall
no fear come upon them neither shall they grieve.
046.014 Such are rightful owners of the Garden, immortal therein, as a reward for
what they used to do.
046.015 And We have commended unto man kindness toward parents. His mother
beareth him with reluctance, and bringeth him forth with reluctance, and the bearing
of him and the weaning of him is thirty months, till, when he attaineth full strength
and reacheth forty years, he saith: My Lord! Arouse me that I may give thanks for the
favour wherewith Thou hast favoured me and my parents, and that I may do right
acceptable unto Thee. And be gracious unto me in the matter of my seed. Lo! I have
turned unto Thee repentant, and lo! I am of those who surrender (unto Thee).
046.016 Those are they from whom We accept the best of what they do, and overlook
their evil deeds. (They are) among the owners of the Garden. This is the true promise
which they were promised (in the world).
046.017 And whoso saith unto his parents: Fie upon you both! Do ye threaten me that
I shall be brought forth (again) when generations before me have passed away ? And
they twain cry unto Allah for help (and say): Woe unto thee! Believe! Lo! the promise
of Allah is true. But he saith: This is naught save fables of the men of old:
046.018 Such are those on whom the Word concerning nations of the jinn and
mankind which have passed away before them hath effect. Lo! they are the losers.
046.019 And for all there will be ranks from what they do, that He may pay them for
their deeds; and they will not be wronged.
046.020 And on the day when those who disbelieve are exposed to the Fire (it will be
said): Ye squandered your good things in the life of the world and sought comfort
therein. Now this day ye are rewarded with the doom of ignominy because ye were
disdainful in the land without a right, and because ye used to transgress.
046.021 And make mention (O Muhammad) of the brother of A'ad when he warned
his folk among the wind-curved sandhills - and verily warners came and went before
and after him - saying: Serve none but Allah. Lo! I fear for you the doom of a
046.022 They said: Hast come to turn us away from our gods ? Then bring upon us
that wherewith thou threatenest us, if thou art of the truthful.
046.023 He said: The knowledge is with Allah only. I convey unto you that
wherewith I have been sent, but I see you are a folk that know not.
046.024 Then, when they beheld it as a dense cloud coming toward their valleys, they
said: Here is a cloud bringing us rain. Nay, but it is that which ye did seek to hasten, a
wind wherein is painful torment,
046.025 Destroying all things by commandment of its Lord. And morning found them
so that naught could be seen save their dwellings. Thus do We reward the guilty folk.
046.026 And verily We had empowered them with that wherewith We have not
empowered you, and had assigned them ears and eyes and hearts; but their ears and
eyes and hearts availed them naught since they denied the revelations of Allah; and
what they used to mock befell them.
046.027 And verily We have destroyed townships round about you, and displayed
(for them) Our revelation, that haply they might return.
046.028 Then why did those whom they had chosen for gods as a way of approach
(unto Allah) not help them ? Nay, but they did fail them utterly. And (all) that was
their lie, and what they used to invent.
046.029 And when We inclined toward thee (Muhammad) certain of the jinn, who
wished to hear the Qur'an and, when they were in its presence, said: Give ear! and,
when it was finished, turned back to their people, warning.
046.030 They said: O our people! Lo! we have heard a scripture which hath been
revealed after Moses, confirming that which was before it, guiding unto the truth and
a right road.
046.031 O our people! respond to Allah's summoner and believe in Him. He will
forgive you some of your sins and guard you from a painful doom.
046.032 And whoso respondeth not to Allah's summoner he can nowise escape in the
earth, and he hath no protecting friends instead of Him. Such are in error manifest.
046.033 Have they not seen that Allah, Who created the heavens and the earth and
was not wearied by their creation, is Able to give life to the dead ? Aye, He verily is
Able to do all things.
046.034 And on the day when those who disbelieve are exposed to the Fire (they will
be asked): Is not this real ? They will say: Yea, by our Lord. He will say: Then taste
the doom for that ye disbelieved.
046.035 Then have patience (O Muhammad) even as the stout of heart among the
messengers (of old) had patience, and seek not to hasten on (the doom) for them. On
the day when they see that which they are promised (it will seem to them) as though
they had tarried but an hour of daylight. A clear message. Shall any be destroyed save
evil-living folk ?