In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
1 . Alif . Lam . Ra . ( This is ) a Scripture which We have revealed unto thee ( Muhammad ) that thereby thou mayst bring forth mankind from darkness unto light , by the permission of their Lord , unto the path of the Mighty , the Owner of Praise .
2 . Allah , unto Whom belongeth whatsoever is in the heavens and whatsoever is in the earth . And woe unto the disbelievers from an awful doom .
3 . Those who love the life of the world more than the Hereafter , and debar ( men ) from the way of Allah and would have it crooked : such are far astray .
4 . And We never sent a messenger save with the language of his folk , that he might make ( the message ) clear for them . Then Allah sendeth whom He will astray , and guideth whom He will . He is the Mighty , the Wise .
5 . We verily sent Moses with Our revelations , saying : Bring thy people forth from darkness unto light . And remind them of the days of Allah . Lo! therein are revelations for each steadfast , thankful ( heart ) .
6 . And ( remind them ) how Moses said unto his people : Remember Allah ' s favor unto you when He delivered you from Pharaoh ' s folk who were afflicting you with dreadful torment , and were slaying your sons and sparing your women ; that was a tremendous trial from your Lord .
7 . And when your Lord proclaimed : If ye give thanks , I will give you more ; but if ye are thankless , lo! my punishment is dire .
8 . And Moses said : Though ye and all who are in the earth prove thankless , lo! Allah verily is Absolute , Owner of Praise .
9 . Hath not the history of those before you reached you : the folk of Noah . and ( the tribes of ) Aad and Thamud , and those after them? None save Allah knoweth them . Their messengers came unto them with clear proofs , but they thrust their hands into their mouths , and said : Lo! we disbelieve in that wherewith ye have been sent , and lo! we are in grave doubt concerning that to which ye call us .
10 . Their messengers said : Can there be doubt concerning Allah , the Creator of the heavens and the earth? He calleth you that He may forgive you your sins and reprieve you unto an appointed term . They said : Ye are but mortals like us , who would fain turn us away from what our fathers used to worship . Then bring some clear warrant .
11 . Their messengers said unto them : We are but mortals like you , but Allah giveth grace unto whom He will of His slaves . It is not ours to bring you a warrant unless by the permission of Allah . In Allah let believers put their trust!
12 . How should we not put our trust in Allah when He hath shown us our ways? We surely will endure that hurt ye do us . In Allah let the trusting put their trust!
13 . And those who disbelieved said unto their messengers : Verily we will drive you out from our land , unless ye return to our religion . Then their Lord inspired them , ( saying ) : Verily We shall destroy the wrong doers ,
14 . And verily We shall make you to dwell in the land after them . This is for him who fearth My Majesty and feareth My threats .
15 . And they sought help ( from their Lord ) and every froward potentate was brought to naught ;
16 . Hell is before him , and he is made to drink a festering water .
17 . Which he sippeth but can hardly swallow , and death cometh unto him from every side while yet he cannot die , and before him is a harsh doom .
18 . A similitude of those who disbelieve in their Lord : Their works are as ashes which the wind bloweth hard upon a stormy day . They have no control of aught that they have earned . That is the extreme failure .
19 . Hast thou not seen that Allah hath created the heavens and the earth with truth? If He will , He can remove you and bring ( in ) some new creation .
20 . And that is no great matter for Allah .
21 . They all come forth unto their Lord . Then those who were despised say unto those who were scornful : We were unto you a following , can ye then avert from us aught of Allah ' s doom? They say : Had Allah guided us , we should have guided you . Whether we rage or patiently endure is ( now ) all one for us : we have no place of refuge .
22 . And Satan saith , when the matter hath been decided : Lo! Allah promised you a promise of truth ; and I promised you , then failed you . And I had no power over you save that I called unto you and ye obeyed me . So blame me not , but blame yourselves . I cannot help you , nor can ye help me . Lo! I disbelieved in that which ye before ascribed to me . Lo! for wrong doers is a painful doom .
23 . And those who believed and did good works are made to enter Gardens underneath which rivers flow , therein abiding by permission of their Lord , their greeting therein : Peace!
24 . Seest thou not how Allah coineth a similitude : A goodly saying , as a goodly tree , its root set firm , its branches reaching into heaven ,
25 . Giving its fruit at every season by permission of its Lord? Allah coineth the similitudes for mankind in order that they may reflect .
26 . And the similitude of a bad saying is as a bad tree , uprooted from upon the earth , possessing no stability .
27 . Allah confirmeth those who believe by a firm saying in the life of the world and in the Hereafter , and Allah sendeth wrongdoers astray . And Allah doeth what He will .
28 . Hast thou not seen those who gave the grace of Allah in exchange for thanklessness and led their people down to the Abode of Loss ,
29 . ( Even to ) hell? They are exposed thereto . A hapless end!
30 . And they set up rivals to Allah that they may mislead ( men ) from His way . Say : Enjoy life ( while ye may ) for lo! your journey ' s end will be the Fire .
31 . Tell My bondmen who believe to establish worship and spend of that which We have given them , secretly and publicly , before a day cometh wherein there will be neither traffic nor befriending .
32 . Allah is He Who created the heavens and the earth , and causeth water to descend from the sky , thereby producing fruits as food for you , and maketh the ships to be of service unto you , that they may run upon the sea at His command , and hath made of service unto you the rivers ;
33 . And maketh the sun and the moon , constant in their courses , to be of service unto you , and hath made of service unto you the night and the day .
34 . And He giveth you of all ye ask of Him , and if ye would count the bounty of Allah ye cannot reckon it . Lo! man is verily a wrong doer , an ingrate .
35 . And when Abraham said : My Lord! Make safe this territory , and preserve me and my sons from serving idols .
36 . My Lord! Lo! they have led many of mankind astray . But whoso followeth me , he verity is of me . And whoso disobeyeth me , still Thou art Forgiving , Merciful .
37 . Our Lord! Lo! I have settled some of my posterity in an uncultivable valley near unto Thy holy House , our Lord! that they may establish proper worship ; so incline some hearts of men that they may yearn toward them , and provide Thou them with fruits in order that they may be thankful .
38 . Our Lord! Lo! Thou knowest that which we hide and that which we proclaim . Nothing in the earth or in the heaven is hidden from Allah .
39 . Praise be to Allah Who hath given me , in my old age , Ishmael and Isaac! Lo! my Lord is indeed the Nearer of Prayer .
40 . My Lord! Make me to establish proper worship , and some of my posterity ( also ) ; our Lord! and accept the prayer .
41 . Our Lord! Forgive me and my parents and believers on the day when the account is cast .
42 . Deem not that Allah is unaware of what the wicked do . He but giveth them a respite till a day when eyes will stare ( in terror ) .
43 . As they come hurrying on in fear , their heads upraised , their gaze returning not to them , and their hearts as air .
44 . And warn mankind of a day when the doom will come upon them , and those who did wrong will say : Our Lord! Reprieve us for a little while . We will obey Thy call and will follow the messengers . ( It will be answered ) : Did ye not swear before that there would be no end for you?
45 . And ( have ye not ) dwelt in the dwellings of those who wronged themselves ( of old ) and ( hath it not ) become plain to you how We dealt with them , and made examples for you?
46 . Verily they have plotted their plot , and their plot is with Allah , though their plot were one whereby the mountains should be moved .
47 . So think not that Allah will fail to keep His promise to His messengers . Lo! Allah is Mighty , Able to Requite ( the wrong ) .
48 . On the day when the earth will be changed to other than the earth , and the heavens ( also will be changed ) and they will come forth unto Allah , the One , the Almighty .
49 . Thou wilt see the guilty on that day linked together in chains .
50 . Their raiment of pitch , and the Fire covering their faces .
51 . That Allah may repay each soul what it hath earned . Lo! Allah is swift at reckoning .
52 . This is a clear message for mankind in order that they may be warned thereby , and that they may know that He is only One God , and that men of understanding may take heed .