In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
1 . Alif . Lam . Ra . ( This is ) a Scripture the revelations whereof are perfected and then expounded . ( It cometh ) from One Wise , Informed ,
2 . ( Saying ) : Serve none but Allah . Lo! I am Unto you from Him a warner and a bringer of good tidings .
3 . And ( bidding you ) : Ask pardon of your Lord and turn to Him repentant . He will cause you to enjoy a fair estate until a time appointed . He giveth His bounty unto every bountiful one . But if ye turn away , Lo! ( then ) I fear for you the retribution of an awful Day .
4 . Unto Allah is your return , and He is able to do all things .
5 . Lo! now they fold up their breasts that they may hide ( their thoughts ) from Him . At the very moment when they cover themselves with their clothing , Allah knoweth that which they keep hidden and that which they proclaim . Lo! He is Aware of what is in the breasts ( of men ) .
6 . And there is not a beast in the earth but the sustenance thereof dependeth on Allah . He knoweth its habitation and its repository . All is in a clear record .
7 . And He it is Who created the heavens and the earth in six Days and His Throne was upon the water that He might try you , which of you is best in conduct . Yet if thou ( O Muhammad ) sayest : Lo! ye will be raised again after death ! those who disbelieve will surely say : This is naught but mere magic .
8 . And if We delay for them the doom until a reckoned time , they will surely say : What withholdeth it? Verily on the day when it cometh unto them , it cannot be averted from them , and that which they derided will surround them .
9 . And if We cause man to taste some mercy from Us and afterward withdraw it from him , lo! he is despairing , thankless .
10 . And if We cause him to taste grace after some misfortune that had befallen him , he saith : The ills have gone from me . Lo! he is exultant , boastful ;
11 . Save those who persevere and do good works . Theirs will be forgiveness and a great reward .
12 . A likely thing , that thou wouldst forsake aught of that which hath been revealed unto thee , and that thy breast should be straitened for it , because they say : Why hath not a treasure been sent down for him , or an angel come with him? Thou art but a warner , and Allah is in charge of all things .
13 . Or they say : He hath invented it . Say : Then bring ten surahs , the like thereof , invented , and call on everyone ye can beside Allah , if ye are truthful!
14 . And if they answer not your prayer , then know that it is revealed only in the knowledge of Allah ; and that there is no God save Him . Will ye then be ( of ) those who surrender?
15 . Whoso desireth the life of the world and its pomp , We shall repay them their deeds herein , and therein they will not be wronged .
16 . Those are they for whom is naught in the Hereafter save the Fire . ( All ) that they contrive here is vain and ( all ) that they are wont to do is fruitless .
17 . Is he ( to be counted equal with them ) who relieth on a clear proof from his Lord , and a witness from Him reciteth it , and before it was the Book of Moses , an example and a mercy? such believe therein , and Whoso disbelieveth therein of the clans , the Fire is his appointed place . So be not thou in doubt concerning it . Lo! it is the Truth from thy Lord ; but most of mankind believe not .
18 . Who doeth greater wrong than he who inventeth a lie concerning Allah? Such will be brought before their Lord , and the witnesses will say : These are they who lied concerning their Lord . Now the curse of Allah is upon wrong-doers ,
19 . Who debar ( men ) from the way of Allah and would have it crooked , and who are disbelievers in the Hereafter .
20 . Such will not escape in the earth , nor have they any protecting friends beside Allah . For them the torment will be double . They could not bear to hear , and they used not to see .
21 . Such are they who have lost their souls , and that which they used to invent hath failed them .
22 . Assuredly in the Hereafter they will be the greatest losers .
23 . Lo! those who believe and do good works and humble themselves before their Lord : such are rightful owners of the Garden ; they will abide therein .
24 . The similitude of the two parties is as the blind and the deaf and the seer and the hearer . Are they equal in similitude? Will ye not then be admonished?
25 . And We sent Noah unto his folk ( and he said ) : I am a plain warner unto you .
26 . That ye serve none , save Allah . Lo! I fear for you the retribution of a painful Day .
27 . The chieftains of his folk , who disbelieved , said : We see thee but a mortal like us , and we see not that any follow thee save the most abject among us , without reflection . We behold in you no merit above us nay , we deem you liars .
28 . He said : O my people! Bethink you , if I rely on a clear proof from my Lord and there hath come unto me a mercy from His presence , and it hath been made obscure to you , can we compel you to accept it when ye are averse thereto?
29 . And O my people! I ask of you no wealth therefor . My reward is the concern only of Allah , and I am not going to thrust away those who believe Lo! they have to meet their Lord but I see you a folk that are ignorant .
30 . And , O my people! who would deliver me from Allah if I thrust them away? Will ye not then reflect?
31 . I say not unto you : "I have the treasures of Allah" nor "I have knowledge of the Unseen , " nor say I : "Lo! I am an angel!" Nor say I unto those whom your eyes scorn that Allah will not give them good Allah knoweth best what is their hearts Lo! then indeed I should be of the wrong doers .
32 . They said : O Noah! Thou hast disputed with us and multiplied disputation with us ; now bring upon Us that where with thou threatenest us , if thou art of the truthful .
33 . He said : Only Allah will bring it Upon you if He will , and ye can by no means escape .
34 . My counsel will not profit you if I were minded to advise you , if Allah ' s will is to keep you astray . He is your lord and unto Him ye will be brought hack .
35 . Or say they ( again ) He hath invented it? Say : If I have invented it , upon me be my crimes , but I am innocent of ( all ) that ye commit .
36 . And it was inspired in Noah , ( saying ) : No one of the folk will believe save him who hath believed already . Be not distressed because of what they do .
37 . Build the ship under Our Eyes and by Our inspiration , and speak not unto Me on behalf of those who do wrong . Lo! they wilt be drowned .
38 . And he was building the ship , and every time that chieftains of his people passed him , they made mock of him . He said : Though ye make mock of us , yet we mock at you even as ye mock ;
39 . And ye shall know to whom a punishment that will confound him cometh , and upon whom a lasting doom will fall .
40 . ( Thus it was ) till , when Our commandment came to pass and the oven gushed forth water , We said : Load therein two of every kind , a pair ( the male and female ) , and thy household , save him against whom the word hath gone forth already , and those who believe . And but a few were they who believed with him .
41 . And he said : Embark therein! In the name of Allah be its course and its mooring . Lo! my Lord is Forgiving , Merciful .
42 . And it sailed with them amid waves like mountains , and Noah cried unto his son and he was standing aloof : O my son! Come ride with us , and be not with the disbelievers .
43 . He said : I shall betake me to some mountain that will save me from the water . ( Noah ) said : This day there is none that saveth from the commandment of Allah save him on whom He hath had mercy . And the wave came in between them , so he was among the drowned .
44 . And it was said : O earth! Swallow thy water and , O sky! be cleared of clouds! And the water was made to subside . And the commandment was fulfilled . And it ( the ship ) came to rest upon ( the mount ) Al-Judi and it was said : A far removal for wrongdoing folk!
45 . And Noah cried unto his Lord and said : My Lord! Lo! my son is of my household! Surely Thy promise is the Truth and Thou art the Most Just of Judges .
46 . He said : O Noah! Lo! he is not of thy household ; lo! he is of evil conduct , so ask not of Me that whereof thou hast no knowledge . I admonish thee lest thou be among the ignorant .
47 . He said : My Lord! Lo! in Thee do I seek refuge ( from the sin ) that I should ask off Thee that whereof I have no knowledge . Unless Thou forgive me and have mercy on me I shall he among the lost .
48 . It was said ( unto him ) : O Noah! Go thou down ( from the mountain ) with peace from Us and blessings upon thee and some nations ( that will spring ) from those with thee . ( There will be other ) nations unto whom We shall give enjoyment a long while and then a painful doom from Us will overtake them .
49 . This is of the tidings of the Unseen which We inspire in thee ( Muhammad ) . Thou thyself knewest it not , nor did thy folk ( know it ) before this . Then have patience . Lo! the sequel is for those who ward on ( evil )
50 . And unto ( the tribe of ) Aad ( We sent ) their brother , Hud . He said : O my people! Serve Allah! Ye have no other God save Him . Lo! ye do but invent!
51 . O my people! I ask of you no reward for it . Lo! my reward is the concern only of Him who made me . Have ye then no sense?
52 . And , O my people! Ask forgiveness of your Lord , then turn unto Him repentant ; He will cause the sky to rain abundance on you and will add unto you strength to your strength . Turn not away , guilty!
53 . They said : O Hud! Thou hast brought us no clear proof and we are not going to forsake our gods on thy ( mere ) saying , and we are not believers in thee .
54 . We say naught save that one of our gods hath possessed thee in an evil way . He said : I call Allah to witness , and do ye ( too ) bear witness , that I am innocent of ( all ) that ye ascribe as partners ( to Allah )
55 . Beside Him . So ( try to ) circumvent me , all of you , give me no respite .
56 . Lo! I have put my trust in Allah , my Lord and your Lord . Not an animal but He doth grasp it by the forelock! Lo! my Lord is on a straight path .
57 . And if ye turn away , still I have conveyed unto you that wherewith I was sent unto you , and my Lord will set in place of you a folk other than you . Ye cannot injure Him at all . Lo! my Lord is Guardian over all things .
58 . And when Our commandment came to pass We saved Hud and those who believed with him by a mercy from Us ; We saved them from a harsh doom .
59 . And such were Aad . They denied the revelations of their Lord and flouted His messengers and followed the command of every froward potentate .
60 . And a curse was made to follow them in the world and on the Day of Resurrection . Lo! Aad disbelieved in their Lord . A far removal for Aad , the folk of Hud!
61 . And unto ( the tribe of ) Thamud ( We sent ) their brother Salih . . He said : O my people! Serve Allah , Ye have no other God save Him . He brought you forth from the earth and hath made you husband it . So ask forgiveness of Him and turn unto Him repentant . Lo , my Lord is Nigh , Responsive .
62 . They said : O Salih! Thou hast been among us hitherto as that wherein our hope was placed . Dost thou ask us not to worship what our fathers worshipped? Lo! we verily are in grave doubt concerning that to which thou callest us .
63 . He said : O my people! Bethink you : if I am ( acting ) on clear proof from my Lord and there hath come unto me a mercy from Him , who will save me from Allah if I disobey Him? Ye would add to me naught save perdition .
64 . O my people! This is the camel of Allah , a token unto you , so suffer her to feed in Allah ' s earth , and touch her not with harm lest a near torment seize you .
65 . But they hamstrung her , and then he said : Enjoy life in your dwelling place three days! This is a threat that will not be belied .
66 . So , when Our commandment came to pass , We saved Salih , and those who believed with him , by a mercy from Us , from the ignominy of that day . Lo , thy Lord! He is the Strong , the Mighty .
67 . And the ( Awful ) Cry overtook those who did wrong , so that morning found them prostrate in their dwellings ,
68 . As though they had not dwelt there . Lo! Thamud disbelieved in their Lord . A far removal for Thamud!
69 . And Our messengers came unto Abraham with good news . They said : Peace! He answered : Peace! and delayed not to bring a roasted calf .
70 . And when he saw their hands reached not to it , he mistrusted them and conceived a fear of them . They said : Fear not! Lo! we are sent unto the folk of Lot .
71 . And his wife , standing by , laughed when We gave her good tidings ( of the birth ) of Isaac , and , after Isaac , of Jacob .
72 . She said : Oh , woe is me! Shall I bear a child when I am an old woman , and this my husband is an old man? Lo! this is a strange thing!
73 . They said : Wonderest thou at the commandment of Allah? The mercy of Allah and His blessings be upon you , O people of the house! Lo! He is Owner of Praise , Owner of Glory!
74 . And when the awe departed from Abraham , and the glad news reached him , he pleaded with Us on behalf of the folk of Lot .
75 . Lo! Abraham was mild , imploring , penitent .
76 . ( It was said ) O Abraham! Forsake this! Lo! thy Lord ' s commandment hath gone forth , and lo! there cometh unto them a doom which cannot be repelled .
77 . And when Our messengers came unto Lot , he was distressed and knew not how to protect them . He said : This is a distressful day .
78 . And his people came unto him , running towards him and before then they used to commit abominations He said : O my people! Here are my daughters! They are purer for you . Beware of Allah , and degrade me not in ( the person of ) my guests . Is there not among you any upright man?
79 . They said : Well thou knowest that we have no right to thy daughters , and well thou knowest what we want .
80 . He said : Would that I had strength to resist you or had some strong support ( among you ) !
81 . ( The messengers ) said : O Lot! Lo! we are messengers of thy Lord ; they shall not reach thee . So travel with thy people in a part of the night , and let not one of you turn round ( all ) save thy wife . Lo! that which smiteth them will smite her ( also ) . Lo! their tryst is ( for ) the morning . Is not the morning nigh?
82 . So when Our commandment came to pass We overthrew ( that township ) and rained upon it stones of clay , one after another ,
83 . Marked with fire in the providence of thy Lord ( for the destruction of the wicked ) . And they are never far from the wrong-doers .
84 . And unto Midian ( We sent ) their brother Shueyb . He said : O my people! Serve Allah . Ye have no other God save Him! And give not short measure and short weight . Lo! I see you well to do , and lo! I fear for you the doom of a besetting Day .
85 . O my people! Give full measure and full weight in justice , and wrong not people in respect of their goods . And do not evil in the earth , causing corruption .
86 . That which Allah leaveth with you is better for you if ye are believers ; and I am not a keeper over you .
87 . They said : O Shueyb! Doth thy way of prayer command thee that we should forsake that which our fathers ( used to ) worship , or that we ( should leave off ) doing what we will with our own property . Lo! thou are the mild , the guide to right behavior .
88 . He said : O my people! Bethink you : if I am ( acting ) on a clear proof from my Lord and He sustaineth me with fair sustenance from Him ( how can I concede aught to you ) ? I desire not to do behind your backs that which I ask you not to do . I desire naught save reform so far as I am able . My welfare is only in Allah . In Him I trust and unto Him I turn ( repentant ) .
89 . And , O my people! Let not the schism with me cause you to sin so that there befall you that which befell the folk of Noah and the folk of Hud , and the folk of Salih ; and the folk of Lot are not far off from you .
90 . Ask pardon of your Lord and then turn unto Him ( repellent ) . Lo! my Lord is , Merciful , Loving .
91 . They said : O Shueyb! We understand not much of that thou tellest , and lo! we do behold thee weak among us . But for thy family , we should have stoned thee , for thou art not strong against us .
92 . He said : O my people! Is my family more to be honored by you than Allah? And ye put Him behind you , neglected! Lo! my Lord surroundeth what ye do .
93 . And , O my people! Act according to your power , lo , I ( too ) am acting . Ye will soon know on whom there cometh a doom that will abase him , and who it is that lieth . And watch! Lo! I am watcher with you .
94 . And when Our commandment came to pass we saved Shueyb and those who believed with Him by a mercy from Us ; and the ( Awful ) Cry seized those who did injustice , and morning found them prostrate in their dwellings .
95 . As though they had not dwelt there . A far removal for Midian , even as Thamud had been removed afar!
96 . And verily We sent Moses with Our revelations and a clear warrant .
97 . Unto Pharaoh and his chiefs , but they did follow the command of Pharaoh , and the command of Pharaoh was no right guide .
98 . He will go before his people on the Day of Resurrection and will lead them to the Fire for watering place . Ah , hapless is the watering place ( whither they are ) led .
99 . A . curse is made to follow them in the world and on the Day of Resurrection . Hapless is the gift ( that will be ) given ( them ) .
100 . That is ( something ) of the tidings of the townships ' ( which were destroyed of old ) . We relate it unto thee ( Muhammad ) . Some of them are standing and some ( already ) reaped .
101 . We wronged them not , but they did wrong themselves ; and their gods on whom they call beside Allah availed them naught then came thy Lords command ; they added to them naught save ruin .
102 . Even thus is the grasp of thy Lord when he graspeth the townships while they are doing wrong . Lo! His grasp is painful , very strong .
103 . Lo! herein verily there is a portent for those who fear the doom of the Hereafter . That is a day unto which mankind will be gathered , and that is a day that will be witnessed .
104 . And We defer it only as a term already reckoned .
105 . On the day when it cometh no soul will sneak except by His permission ; some among them will be wretched , ( others ) glad .
106 . As for those who will be wretched ( on that day ) they will be in the Fire ; sighing and wailing will be their portion therein .
107 . Abiding there so long as the heavens and the earth endure save for that which thy Lord willeth . Lo! thy Lord is Doer of what He will .
108 . And as for those who will be glad ( that day ) they will be in the Garden , abiding there so long as the heavens and the earth endure save for that which thy Lord willeth : a gift unfailing .
109 . So be not thou in doubt concerning that which these ( folk ) worship . They worship only as their fathers worshipped aforetime . Lo! We shall pay them their whole due unabated .
110 . And We verily gave unto Moses the Scripture , and there was strife thereupon ; and had it not been for a Word that had already gone forth from thy Lord , the case would have been judged between them , and Lo! they are in grave doubt concerning it .
111 . And lo! unto each thy Lord will verily repay his works in full . Lo! He is Informed of what they do .
112 . So tread thou the straight path as thou art commanded , and those who turn ( unto Allah ) with thee , and transgress not . Lo! He is Seer of what ye do .
113 . And incline not toward those who do wrong lest the Fire touch you , and ye have no protecting friends against Allah , and afterward ye would not be helped .
114 . Establish worship at the two ends of the day and in some watches of the night . Lo! good deeds annul ill deeds . This is a reminder for the mindful .
115 . And have patience , ( O Muhammad ) , for lo! Allah loseth not the wages of the good .
116 . If only there had been among the generations before you men possessing a remnant ( of good sense ) to warn ( their people ) from corruption in the earth , as did a few of those whom We saved from them! The wrong doers followed that by which they were made sapless , and were guilty .
117 . In truth thy Lord destroyed not the townships tyrannously while their folk were doing right .
118 . And if thy Lord had willed , He verily would have made mankind one nation , yet they cease not differing ,
119 . Save him on whom thy Lord hath mercy ; and for that He did create them . And the Word of thy Lord hath been fulfilled : Verily I shall fill hell with the jinn and mankind together .
120 . And all that We relate unto thee of the story of the messengers is in order that thereby We may make firm thy heart . And herein hath come unto thee the Truth and an exhortation and a reminder for believers .
121 . And say unto those who believe not : Act according to your power . Lo! we ( too ) are acting .
122 . And wait! Lo! we ( too ) are waiting .
123 . And Allah ' s is the Invisible of the heavens and the earth , and unto Him the whole matter will be returned . So worship Him and put thy trust in Him . Lo! thy Lord is not unaware of what ye ( mortals ) do .