057.001 All that is in the heavens and the earth glorifieth Allah; and He is the Mighty,
057.002 His is the Sovereignty of the heavens and the earth; He quickeneth and He
giveth death; and He is Able to do all things.
057.003 He is the First and the Last, and the Outward and the Inward; and He is
Knower of all things.
057.004 He it is Who created the heavens and the earth in six Days; then He mounted
the Throne. He knoweth all that entereth the earth and all that emergeth therefrom and
all that cometh down from the sky and all that ascendeth therein; and He is with you
wheresoever ye may be. And Allah is Seer of what ye do.
057.005 His is the Sovereignty of the heavens and the earth, and unto Allah (all)
things are brought back.
057.006 He causeth the night to pass into the day, and He causeth the day to pass into
the night, and He is knower of all that is in the breasts.
057.007 Believe in Allah and His messenger, and spend of that whereof He hath
made you trustees; and such of you as believe and spend (aright), theirs will be a great
057.008 What aileth you that ye believe not in Allah, when the messenger calleth you
to believe in your Lord, and He hath already made a covenant with you, if ye are
057.009 He it is Who sendeth down clear revelations unto His slave, that He may
bring you forth from darkness unto light; and lo! for you, Allah is Full of Pity,
057.010 And what aileth you that ye spend not in the way of Allah when unto Allah
belongeth the inheritance of the heavens and the earth ? Those who spent and fought
before the victory are not upon a level (with the rest of you). Such are greater in rank
than those who spent and fought afterwards. Unto each hath Allah promised good.
And Allah is Informed of what ye do.
057.011 Who is he that will lend unto Allah a goodly loan, that He may double it for
him and his may be a rich reward ?
057.012 On the day when thou (Muhammad) wilt see the believers, men and women,
their light shining forth before them and on their right hands, (and wilt hear it said
unto them): Glad news for you this day: Gardens underneath which rivers flow,
wherein ye are immortal. That is the supreme triumph.
057.013 On the day when the hypocritical men and the hypocritical women will say
unto those who believe: Look on us that we may borrow from your light! it will be
said: Go back and seek for light! Then there will separate them a wall wherein is a
gate, the inner side whereof containeth mercy, while the outer side thereof is toward
057.014 They will cry unto them (saying): Were we not with you ? They will say:
Yea, verily; but ye tempted one another, and hesitated, and doubted, and vain desires
beguiled you till the ordinance of Allah came to pass; and the deceiver deceived you
057.015 So this day no ransom can be taken from you nor from those who
disbelieved. Your home is the Fire; that is your patron, and a hapless journey's end.
057.016 Is not the time ripe for the hearts of those who believe to submit to Allah's
reminder and to the truth which is revealed, that they become not as those who
received the scripture of old but the term was prolonged for them and so their hearts
were hardened, and many of them are evil-livers.
057.017 Know that Allah quickeneth the earth after its death. We have made clear
Our revelations for you, that haply ye may understand.
057.018 Lo! those who give alms, both men and women, and lend unto Allah a
goodly loan, it will be doubled for them, and theirs will be a rich reward.
057.019 And those who believe in Allah and His messengers, they are the loyal, and
the martyrs are with their Lord; they have their reward and their light; while as for
those who disbelieve and deny Our revelations, they are owners of hell-fire.
057.020 Know that the life of the world is only play, and idle talk, and pageantry, and
boasting among you, and rivalry in respect of wealth and children; as the likeness of
vegetation after rain, whereof the growth is pleasing to the husbandman, but afterward
it drieth up and thou seest it turning yellow, then it becometh straw. And in the
Hereafter there is grievous punishment, and (also) forgiveness from Allah and His
good pleasure, whereas the life of the world is but matter of illusion.
057.021 Race one with another for forgiveness from your Lord and a Garden whereof
the breadth is as the breadth of the heavens and the earth, which is in store for those
who believe in Allah and His messengers. Such is the bounty of Allah, which He
bestoweth upon whom He will, and Allah is of Infinite Bounty.
057.022 Naught of disaster befalleth in the earth or in yourselves but it is in a Book
before we bring it into being - Lo! that is easy for Allah -
057.023 That ye grieve not for the sake of that which hath escaped you, nor yet exult
because of that which hath been given. Allah loveth not all prideful boasters,
057.024 Who hoard and who enjoin upon the people avarice. And whosoever turneth
away, still Allah is the Absolute, the Owner of Praise.
057.025 We verily sent Our messengers with clear proofs, and revealed with them the
Scripture and the Balance, that mankind may observe right measure; and He revealed
iron, wherein is mighty power and (many) uses for mankind, and that Allah may
know him who helpeth Him and His messengers, though unseen. Lo! Allah is Strong,
057.026 And We verily sent Noah and Abraham and placed the prophethood and the
scripture among their seed, and among them there is he who goeth right, but many of
them are evil-livers.
057.027 Then We caused Our messengers to follow in their footsteps; and We caused
Jesus, son of Mary, to follow, and gave him the Gospel, and placed compassion and
mercy in the hearts of those who followed him. But monasticism they invented - We
ordained it not for them - only seeking Allah's pleasure, and they observed it not with
right observance. So We give those of them who believe their reward, but many of
them are evil-livers.
057.028 O ye who believe! Be mindful of your duty to Allah and put faith in His
messenger. He will give you twofold of His mercy and will appoint for you a light
wherein ye shall walk, and will forgive you. Allah is Forgiving, Merciful;
057.029 That the People of the Scripture may know that they control naught of the
bounty of Allah, but that the bounty is in Allah's hand to give to whom He will. And
Allah is of Infinite Bounty.