In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
1 . Alif . Lam . Mim . Ra . These are verses of the Scripture . That which is revealed unto thee from thy Lord is the Truth , but most of mankind believe not .
2 . Allah it is who raised up the heavens without visible supports , then mounted the Throne , and compelled the sun and the moon to be of service , each runneth unto an appointed term ; He ordereth the course ; He detaileth the revelations , that haply ye may be certain of the meeting with your Lord .
3 . And He it is who spread out the earth and placed therein firm hills and flowing streams , and of all fruits be placed therein two spouses ( male and female ) . He covereth the night with the day . Lo! herein verily are portents for people who take thought .
4 . And in the Earth are neighboring tracts , vineyards and ploughed lands , and date palms , like and unlike , which are watered with one water . And We have made some of them to excel others in fruit . Lo! herein verily are portents for people who have sense .
5 . And if thou wonderest , then wondrous is their saying : When we are dust , are we then forsooth ( to be raised ) in a new creation? Such are they who disbelieve in their Lord ; such have carcans on their necks ; such are rightful owners of the Fire , they will abide therein .
6 . And they bid thee hasten on the evil rather than the good , when exemplary punishments have indeed occurred before them . But lo! thy Lord is rich in pardon for mankind despite their wrong , and lo! thy Lord is strong in punishment!
7 . Those who disbelieve say : If only some portent were sent down upon him from his Lord! Thou art a warner only , and for every folk a guide .
8 . Allah knoweth that which every female beareth and that which the wombs absorb and that which they grow . And everything with Him is measured .
9 . He is the Knower of the invisible and the visible , the Great , the Nigh Exalted .
10 . Alike of you is he who hideth the saying and he who noiseth it abroad , he who lurketh in the night and he who goeth freely in the daytime .
11 . For him are angels ranged before him and behind him who guard him by Allah ' s command . Lo! Allah changeth not the condition of a folk until they ( first ) change that which is in their hearts ; and if Allah willeth misfortune for a folk there is none that can repel it , nor have they a defender beside Him .
12 . He it is Who showeth you the lightning , a fear and a hope , and raiseth the heavy clouds .
13 . The thunder hymneth His praise and ( so do ) the angels for awe of Him . He launcheth the thunder bolts and smiteth with them whom He will while they dispute ( in doubt ) concerning Allah , and He is mighty in wrath .
14 . Unto Him is the real prayer . Those unto whom they pray beside Allah respond to them not at all , save as ( if the response to ) one who stretcheth forth his hands toward water ( asking ) that it may come unto his mouth , and it will never reach it . The prayer of disbelievers goeth ( far ) astray .
15 . And unto Allah falleth prostrate whosoever is in the heavens and the earth , willingly or unwillingly , as do their shadows in the morning and the evening hours .
16 . Say ( O Muhammad ) : Who is Lord of the heaven and the earth? Say : Allah! Say : Take ye then ( others ) beside Him for protectors , which , even for themselves , have neither benefit nor hurt? Say : Is the blind man equal to the seer , or is darkness equal to light? Or assign they unto Allah partners Who created the like of His creation so that the creation ( which they made and His creation ) seemed alike to them? Say : Allah is the Creator of all things , and He is the One , the Almighty .
17 . He sendeth down water from the sky , so that valleys flow according to their measure , and the flood beareth ( on its surface ) swelling foam from that which they felt in the fire in order to make ornaments and tools riseth a foam like unto it thus Allah coineth ( the similitude of ) the true and : the false . Then , as for the foam , it passeth away as scum upon the banks , while , as for that which is of use to mankind , it remaineth in the earth . Thus Allah coineth the similitudes .
18 . For those who answered Allah ' s call is bliss ; and for those who answered not His call , if they had all that is in the earth , and therewith the like thereof , they would proffer it as ransom . Such will have a woeful reckoning , and thee habitation will be hell , a dire abode .
19 . Is he who knoweth that what is revealed unto thee from thy Lord is the truth like him who is blind? But only men of understanding heed ;
20 . Such as keep the pact of Allah , and break not the covenant ;
21 . Such as unite that which Allah hath commanded should be joined , and fear their Lord , and dread a woeful reckoning .
22 . Such as persevere in seeking their Lord ' s countenance and are regular in prayer and spend of that which We bestow upon them secretly and openly , and overcome evil with good . Theirs will be the sequel of the ( heavenly ) Home .
23 . Gardens of Eden which they enter , along with all who do right of their fathers and their helpmeets and their seed . The angels enter unto them from every gate .
24 . ( Saying ) : Peace be unto you because ye persevered . Ah , passing sweet will be the sequel of the ( heavenly ) Home .
25 . And those who break the covenant of Allah after ratifying it , and sever that which Allah hath commanded should be joined , and make mischief in the earth : theirs is the curse and theirs the ill abode .
26 . Allah enlargeth livelihood for whom He will , and straiteneth ( it for whom He will ) ; and they rejoice in the life of the world , whereas the life of the world is but brief comfort as compared with the Hereafter .
27 . Those who disbelieve say : If only a portent were sent down upon him from his Lord! Say : Lo! Allah sendeth whom He will astray , and guideth unto Himself all who turn ( unto Him ) ,
28 . Who have believed and whose hearts have rest in the remembrance of Allah . Verily in the remembrance of Allah do hearts find rest!
29 . Those who believe and do right : Joy is for them , and bliss ( their ) journey ' s end .
30 . Thus We send thee ( O Muhammad ) unto a nation , before whom other nations have passed away , that thou mayst recite unto them that which We have inspired in thee , while they are disbelievers in the Beneficent . Say : He is my Lord ; there is no God save Him . In Him do I put my trust and unto Him is my recourse .
31 . Had it been possible for a Lecture to cause the mountains to move , or the earth to be torn asunder , or the dead to speak , ( this Quran would have done so ) . Nay , but Allah ' s is the whole command . Do not those who believe know that , had Allah willed , He could have guided all mankind? As for those who disbelieve , disaster ceaseth not to strike them because of what they do , or it dwelleth near their home until the threat of Allah come to pass . Lo! Allah faileth not to keep the tryst .
32 . And verily messengers ( of Allah ) were mocked before thee , but long I bore with those who disbelieved . At length I seized them , and how ( awful ) was My punishment!
33 . Is He Who is aware of the deserts of every soul ( as he who is aware of nothing ) ? Yet they ascribe unto Allah partners . Say : Name them . Is it that ye would inform Him of something which He knoweth not in the earth? Or is it but a way of speaking? Nay , but their contrivance is made seeming fair for those who disbelieve and they are kept from the right road . He whom Allah sendeth astray , for him there is no guide .
34 . For them is torment in the life of the world , and verily the doom of the Hereafter is more painful , and they have no defender from Allah .
35 . A similitude of the Garden which is promised unto those who keep their duty ( to Allah ) : Underneath it rivers flow ; its food is everlasting , and its shade ; this is the reward of those who keep their duty , while the reward of disbelievers is the Fire .
36 . Those unto whom We gave the Scripture rejoice in that which is revealed unto thee . And of the clans there are who deny some of it . Say : I am commanded only that I serve Allah and ascribe unto Him no partner . Unto Him I cry , and unto Him is my return .
37 . Thus have We revealed it , a decisive utterance in Arabic and if thou shouldst follow their desires after that which hath come unto thee of knowledge , then truly wouldst thou have from Allah no protecting friend nor defender .
38 . And verity We sent messengers ( to mankind ) before thee , and We appointed for them wives and offspring , and it was not ( given ) to any messenger that he should bring a portent save by Allah ' s leave . For everything there is a time prescribed .
39 . Allah effaceth what He will , and establisheth ( what He will ) , and with Him is the source of ordinance .
40 . Whether We let thee see something of that which We have promised them , or make thee die ( before its happening ) , thine is but conveyance ( of the message ) , Ours the reckoning .
41 . See they not how We visit the land , reducing it of its outlying parts? ( When ) Allah doometh there is none that can postpone His doom , and He is swift at reckoning .
42 . Those who were before them plotted ; but all plotting is Allah ' s . He knoweth that which each soul earneth . The disbelievers will come to know for whom will be the sequel of the ( heavenly ) Home .
43 . They who disbelieve say : Thou art no messenger ( of Allah ) . Say : Allah , and whosoever hath true knowledge of the Scripture , is sufficient witness between me and you .