In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
1 . Praise be to Allah Who hath revealed the Scripture unto His slave , and hath not placed therein any crookedness ,
2 . ( But hath made it ) straight , to give warning of stem punishment from Him , and to bring unto the believers who do good works the news that theirs will be a fair reward .
3 . Wherein they will abide for ever ;
4 . And to warn those who say : Allah hath chosen a son ,
5 . ( A thing ) whereof they have no knowledge , nor ( had ) thee fathers . Dreadful is the word that cometh out of their mouths . They speak naught but a lie .
6 . Yet it may be , if they believe not in this statement , that thou ( Muhammad ) wilt torment thy soul with grief over their footsteps .
7 . Lo! We have placed all that is in the earth as an ornament thereof that we may try them : which of them is best in conduct .
8 . And lo! We shall make all that is therein a barren mound .
9 . Or deemest thou that the People of the Cave and the Inscription are a wonder among Our portents?
10 . When the young men Red for refuge to the Cave and said : Our Lord! Give us mercy from Thy presence and shape for us right conduct in our plight
11 . Then We sealed up their hearing in the Cave for a number of years .
12 . And afterward We raised them up that We might know which of the two parties would best calculate the time that they had tarried .
13 . We narrate unto thee their story with truth . Lo! they were young men who believed in their Lord , and We increased them in guidance .
14 . And We made firm their hearts when they stood forth and said : Our Lord is the Lord of the heavens and the earth . We cry unto no god beside Him , for then should we utter an enormity .
15 . These , our people , have chosen ( other ) gods beside Him though they bring no clear warrant ( vouchsafed ) to them . And who doth greater wrong than he who inventeth a lie concerning Allah?
16 . And when ye withdraw from them and that which they worship except Allah , then seek refuge in the Cave ; your Lord will spread for you of His mercy and will prepare for you a pillow in your plight .
17 . And thou mightest have seen the sun when it rose move away from their cave to the right , and when it set go past them on the left , and they were in the cleft thereof . That was ( one ) of the portents of Allah . He whom Allah guideth , he indeed is led aright , and he whom He sendeth astray , for him thou wilt not find a guiding friend .
18 . And thou wouldst have deemed them waking thou they were asleep , and we caused them to turn over to the right and the left , and their dog stretching out his paws on the threshold . If thou hadst observed them closely thou hadst assuredly turned away from them in flight , and hadst been filled with awe of them .
19 . And in like manner We awakened them that they might question one another . A speaker from among them said : How long have ye tarried? They said : We have tarried a day or some part of a day , ( Others ) said : Your Lord best knoweth what ye have tarried . Now send one of you with this your silver coin unto the city , and let him see what food is purest there and bring you a supply thereof . Let him be courteous and let no man know of you .
20 . For they , if they should come to know of you , will stone you or turn you back to their religion ; then ye will never prosper .
21 . And in like manner We disclosed them ( to the people of the city ) that they might know that the promise of Allah is true , and that , as for the Hour , there is no doubt concerning it . When ( the people of the city ) disputed of their case among themselves , they said : Build over them a building ; their Lord knoweth best concerning them . Those who won their point said : We verity shall build a place of worship over them .
22 . ( Some ) will say : They were three , their dog the fourth , and ( some ) say : Five , their dog the sixth , guessing at random ; and ( some ) say : Seven , and their dog the eighth . Say ( O Muhammad ) : My Lord is best aware of their number . None knoweth them save a few . So contend not concerning them except with an outward contending , and ask not any of them to pronounce concerning them .
23 . And say not of anything : Lo! I shall do that tomorrow ,
24 . Except if Allah will . And remember thy Lord when thou forgettest , and say : It may be that my Lord guideth me unto a nearer way of truth than this .
25 . And ( it is said ) they tarried in their Cave three hundred years and add nine .
26 . Say : Allah is best aware how long they tarried . His is the Invisible of the heavens and the earth . How clear of sight is He and keen of hearing! They have no protecting friend beside Him , and He maketh none to share in His government .
27 . And recite that which hath been revealed unto thee of the scripture of thy Lord . There is none who can change His words , and thou wilt find no refuge beside Him .
28 . Restrain thyself along with those who cry unto their Lord at morn and evening , seeking His countenance ; and let not thine eyes overlook them , desiring the pomp of the life of the world ; and obey not him whose heart We have made heedless of Our remembrance , who followeth his own lust and whose case hath been abandoned .
29 . Say : ( It is ) the truth from the Lord of you ( all ) . Then whosoever will , let him believe , and whosoever will , let him disbelieve . Lo! We have prepared for disbelievers Fire . Its tent encloseth them . If they ask for showers , they will be showered with water like to molten lead which burneth the faces . Calamitous the drink and ill the resting place!
30 . Lo! as for those who believe and do good works , Lo! We suffer not the reward of one whose work is goodly to be lost .
31 . As for such , theirs will be Gardens of Eden , wherein rivers flow beneath them ; therein they will be given armlets of gold and will wear green robes of finest silk and gold embroidery , reclining upon thrones therein . Blest the reward , and fair the resting place!
32 . Coin for them a similitude : Two men , unto one of whom We had assigned two gardens of grapes , and We had surrounded both with date palms and had put between them tillage .
33 . Each of the gardens gave its fruit and withheld naught thereof . And We caused a river to gush forth therein .
34 . And he had fruit . And he said unto his comrade , when he spake with him : I am more than thee in wealth , and stronger in respect of men .
35 . And he went into his garden , while he ( thus ) wronged himself . He said : I think not that all this will ever perish .
36 . I think not that the Hour will ever come , and if indeed I am brought back unto my Lord I surely shall find better than this as a resort .
37 . And his comrade , while he disputed with him , ex claimed : Disbelievest thou in Him Who created thee of dust , then of a drop ( of seed ) , and then fashioned thee a man?
38 . But He is Allah , my Lord , and I ascribe unto my Lord no partner .
39 . If only , when thou enteredst thy garden , thou hadst said : That which Allah wilteth ( will come to pass ) ! There is no strength save in Allah! Though thou seest me as less than thee in wealth and children .
40 . Yet it may be that my Lord will give me better than thy garden , and will send on it a bolt from heaven , and some morning it will be a smooth hillside ,
41 . Or some morning the water thereof will he lost in the earth so that thou canst not make search for it .
42 . And his fruit was beset ( with destruction ) . Then began he to wring his hands for all that he had spent upon it , when ( now ) it was all ruined on its trellises , and to say : Would that I had ascribed no partner to my Lord!
43 . And he had no troop of men to help him as against Allah , nor could he save himself .
44 . In this case is protection only from Allah , the True . He is best for reward , and best for consequence .
45 . And coin for them the similitude of the life of the world as water which We send down from the sky , and the vegetation of the earth mingleth with it and then becometh dry twigs that the winds scatter . Allah is Able to do all things .
46 . Wealth and children are an ornament of life of the world . But the good deeds which endure are better in thy Lord ' s sight for reward , and better in respect of hope .
47 . And ( bethink you of ) the Day when We remove the hills and ye see the earth emerging , and We gather them together so as to leave not one of them behind .
48 . And they are set before thy Lord in ranks ( and it is said unto them ) : Now verily have ye come unto Us as We created you at the first . But ye thought that We had set no tryst for you .
49 . And the Book is placed , and thou seest the guilty fearful of that which is therein , and they say : What Kind of a book is this that leaveth not a small thing nor a great thing but hath counted it! And they find all that they did confronting them , and thy Lord wrongeth no one .
50 . And ( remember ) when We said unto the angels : Fall prostrate before Adam , and they fell prostrate , all save Ibis . He was of the Jinn , so he rebelled against his Lord ' s command . Will ye choose him and his seed for your protecting friends instead of Me , when they are an enemy unto you? Calamitous is the exchange for evil doers!
51 . I made them not to witness the creation of the heavens and the earth , nor their own creation ; nor choose I misleaders for ( My ) helpers .
52 . And ( be mindful of ) the Day when He will say : Call those partners of Mine whom ye pretended . Then they will cry unto them , but they will not hear their prayer , and We shall set a gulf of doom between them .
53 . And the guilty behold the Fire and know that they are about to fall therein , and they find no way of escape thence :
54 . And verily We have displayed for mankind in this Quran all manner of similitudes , but man is more than anything contentious .
55 . And naught hindereth mankind from believing when the guidance cometh unto them , and from asking for forgiveness of their Lord , unless ( it be that they wish ) that the judgment of the men of old should come upon them or ( that ) they should be confronted with the Doom .
56 . We send not the messengers save as bearers of good news and warners . Those who disbelieve contend with falsehood in order to refute the Truth thereby . And they take Our revelations and that wherewith they are threatened as a jest
57 . And who doth greater wrong than he who hath been reminded of the revelations of his Lord , yet turneth away from them and forgetteth what his hands send forward ( to the Judgment ) ? Lo! on their hearts We have placed coverings so that they understand not , and in their ears a deafness . And though thou call them to the guidance , in that case they can never be led aright .
58 . Thy Lord is the Forgiver , Full of Mercy . If He took them to task ( now ) for what they earn , He would hasten on the doom for them ; but their is an appointed term from which they will find no escape
59 . And ( all ) those townships! We destroyed them when they did wrong , and We appointed a fixed time for their destruction .
60 . And when Moses said unto his servant : I will not give up until I reach the point where the two rivers meet , though I march on for ages .
61 . And when they reached the point where the two met , they forgot their fish , and it took its way into the waters , being free .
62 . And when they had gone further , he said unto his servant : Bring us our breakfast . Verily we have found fatigue in this our journey .
63 . He said : Didst thou see , when we took refuge on the rock , and I forgot the fish and none but Satan caused me to forget to mention it , it took its way into the waters by a marvel .
64 . He said : This is that which we have been seeking they retraced their steps again .
65 . Then found they one of Our slaves , unto whom We had given mercy from Us , and had taught him knowledge from Our presence .
66 . Moses said unto him : May I follow thee , to the end that thou mayst teach me right conduct of that which thou hast been taught?
67 . He said : Lo! thou canst not bear with me .
68 . How canst thou bear with that whereof thou canst not compass any knowledge?
69 . He said : Allah willing , thou , shalt find me patient and I shall not in aught gainsay thee :
70 . He said : Well , if thou go with me , ask me not concerning aught till I myself mention of it unto thee .
71 . So the twain set out till , when they were in the ship , be made a hole therein . ( Moses ) said : Hast thou made a hole therein to drown the folk thereof? Thou verily hast done a dreadful thing .
72 . He said : Did I not tell thee thou couldst not bear with me?
73 . ( Moses ) said : Be not wroth with me that I forgot , and be not hard upon me for my fault .
74 . So the twain journeyed on till , when they met a lad , he slew him . ( Moses ) said : What! Hast thou slain an innocent soul who hath slain no man? Verily thou hast done a horrid thing .
75 . He said : Did I not tell thee that thou couldst not bear with me? '
76 . ( Moses ) said : If I ask thee after this concerning aught , keep not company with . Thou hast received an excuse from me .
77 . So they twain journeyed on till , when they came unto the folk of a certain township , they asked its folk for food , but they refused to make them guests . And they found therein a wall upon the point of falling into ruin , and he repaired it . ( Moses ) said : If thou hadst wished , thou couldst have taken payment for it .
78 . He said : This is the parting between thee and me! I will announce unto thee the interpretation of that thou couldst not bear with patience .
79 . As for the ship , it belonged to poor people working on the river , and I wished to mar it , for there was a king behind them who is taking every ship by force .
80 . And as for the lad , his parents were believers and We feared lest he should oppress them by rebellion and disbelief .
81 . And We intended that their Lord should change him for them for one better in purity and nearer to mercy .
82 . And as for the wall , it belonged to two orphan boys in the city , and there was beneath it a treasure belonging to them and their father had been righteous , and thy Lord intended that they should come to their full strength and should bring forth their treasure as a mercy from their Lord ; and I did it not upon my own command . Such is the interpretation of that wherewith thou couldst not bear .
83 . They will ask thee of Dhul-Qarneyn . Say : I shall recite unto you a remembrance of him .
84 . Lo! We made him strong in the land and gave unto every thing a road .
85 . And he followed a road
86 . Till , when he reached the setting place of the sun , he found it setting in a muddy spring , and found a people thereabout : We said : O Dhul-Qarneyn! Either punish or show them kindness .
87 . He said : As for him who doeth wrong , we shall punish him , and then he will be brought back unto , his Lord , who will punish him with awful punishment!
88 . But as for him who believeth and doeth right , good will be his reward , and We shall speak unto him a mild command .
89 . Then he followed a road
90 . Till , when he reached the rising place of the sun , he found it rising on a people for whom We had appointed no helper therefrom .
91 . So ( it was ) . And We knew all concerning him .
92 . Then he followed a road
93 . Till , when he came between the two mountains , he found upon their hither side a folk that scarce could understand a saying .
94 . They said : O Dhul-Qarneyn! Lo! Gog and Magog are spoiling the land . So may we pay thee tribute on condition that thou set a barrier between us and them?
95 . He said : That wherein my Lord hath established me better ( than your tribute ) . Do but help me with strength ( of men ) , I will set between you and them a bank .
96 . Give me pieces of iron till , when he had levelled up ( the gap ) between the cliffs , he said : Blow! till , when he had made it a fire , he said : Bring me molten copper to pour thereon .
97 . And ( Gog and Magog ) were not able to surmount , nor could they pierce ( it ) .
98 . He said : This is a mercy from my Lord ; but when the promise of my Lord cometh to pass , He will lay it low , for the promise of my Lord is true .
99 . And on that day We shall let some of them surge against others , and the Trumpet will be blown . Then We shall gather them together in one gathering .
100 . On that day We shall present hell to the disbelievers , plain to view ,
101 . Those whose eyes were hoodwinked from My reminder , and who could not bear to hear .
102 . Do the disbelievers reckon that they can choose My bondmen as protecting friends beside Me? Lo! We have prepared hell as a welcome for the disbelievers .
103 . Say : Shall We inform you who will be the greatest losers by their works?
104 . Those whose effort goeth astray in the life of the world , and yet they reckon that they do good work .
105 . Those are they who disbelieve in the revelations of their Lord and in the meeting with Him . Therefor their works are vain , and on the Day of Resurrection We assign no weight to them .
106 . That is their reward : hell , because they disbelieved , and made a jest of Our revelations and Our messengers .
107 . Lo! those who believe and do good works , theirs are the Gardens of Paradise , for welcome ,
108 . Wherein they will abide , with no desire to be removed from thence .
109 . Say : Though the sea became ink for the Words of my Lord , verily the sea would be used up before the Words of my Lord were exhausted , even though We brought the like thereof to help .
110 . Say : I am only a mortal like you . My Lord inspireth in me that your God is only One God . And whoever hopeth for the meeting with his Lord , let him do righteous work , and make none sharer of the worship due unto his Lord .