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In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
     
  1 . Their reckoning draweth nigh for mankind , while they turn away in heedlessness .

2 . Never cometh there unto them a new reminder from their Lord but they listen to it while they play .

3 . With hearts preoccupied . And they confer in secret The wrong doers say : Is this other than a mortal like you? Will ye then succumb to magic when ye see ( it ) ?

4 . He saith : My Lord knoweth what is spoken in the heaven and the earth . He is the Hearer , the Knower .

5 . Nay , say they , ( these are but ) muddled dreams ; nay , he hath but invented it ; nay , he is but a poet . Let him bring us a portent even as those of old ( who were God ' s messengers ) were sent ( with portents ) .

6 . Not a township believed of those which We destroyed before them ( though We sent them portents ) : would they then believe?

7 . And We sent not ( as Our messengers ) before thee other than men whom We inspired . Ask the followers of the Reminder if ye know not?

8 . We gave them not bodies that would not eat food , nor were they immortals .

9 . Then We fulfilled the promise unto them . So We delivered them and whom We would , and We destroyed the prodigals .

10 . Now We have revealed unto you a Scripture wherein is your Reminder . Have ye then no sense?

11 . How many a community that dealt unjustly have We shattered , and raised up after them another folk!

12 . And , when they felt Our might , behold them fleeing from it!

13 . ( But it was said unto them ) : Flee not , but return to that ( existence ) which emasculated you and to your dwellings , that ye may be questioned .

14 . They cried : Alas for us! Lo! we were wrongdoers .

15 . And this their crying ceased not till We made them as reaped corn , extinct .

16 . We created not the heaven and the earth and all that is between them in play .

17 . If We had wished to find a pastime , We could have found it in Our presence if We ever did .

18 . Nay , but We hurl the true against the false , and it doth break its head and lo! it vanisheth . And yours will be woe for that which ye ascribe ( unto Him ) .

19 . Unto Him belongeth whosoever is in the heavens and the earth . And those who dwell in His presence are not too proud to worship Him nor do they weary ;

20 . They glorify ( Him ) night and day ; they flag not .

21 . Or have they chosen Gods from the earth who raise the dead?

22 . If there were therein Gods beside Allah , then verily both ( the heavens and the earth ) had been disordered . Glorified be Allah , the Lord of the Throne , from all that they ascribe ( unto Him ) .

23 . He will not be questioned as to that which He doeth , but they will be questioned .

24 . Or have they chosen other gods beside Him? Say : Bring your proof ( of their godhead ) . This is the Reminder of those with me and those before me , but most of them know not the Truth and so they are averse .

25 . And We sent no messenger before thee but We inspired him , ( saying ) : There is no God save Me ( Allah ) , so worship Me .

26 . And they say : The Beneficent hath taken unto Himself a son . Be He glorified! Nay , but ( those whom they call sons ) are honored slaves ;

27 . They speak not until He hath spoken , and they act by His command .

28 . He knoweth what is before them and what is behind them , and they cannot intercede except for him whom He accepteth , and they quake for awe of Him .

29 . And one of them who should say : Lo! I am a God beside Him , that one We should repay with hell . Thus We repay wrong doers .

30 . Have not those who disbelieve known that the heavens and the earth were of one piece , then We parted them , and We made every living thing of water? Will they not then believe?

31 . And We have placed in the earth firm hills lest it quake with them , and We have placed therein ravines as roads that haply they may find their way .

32 . And We have made the sky a roof withheld ( from them ) . Yet they turn away from its portents .

33 . And He it is Who created the night and the day , and the sun and the moon . They float , each in an orbit .

34 . We appointed immortality for no mortal before thee . What! if thou diest , can they be immortal?

35 . Every soul must taste of death , and We try you with evil and with good , for ordeal . And unto Us ye will be returned .

36 . And when those who disbelieve behold thee , they but choose thee out for mockery , ( saying ) : Is this he who maketh mention of your gods? And they would deny all mention of the Beneficent .

37 . Man is made of haste . I shall show you My portents , but ask Me not to hasten .

38 . And they say : When will this promise ( be fulfilled ) , if ye are truthful?

39 . If those who disbelieved but knew the time when they will not be able to drive off the fire from their faces and from their backs , and they will not be helped!

40 . Nay , but it will come upon them unawares so that it will stupefy them , and they will be unable to repel it , neither will they be reprieved .

41 . Messengers before thee , indeed , were mocked , but that whereat they mocked surrounded those who scoffed at them .

42 . Say : Who guardeth you in the night or in the day from the Beneficent? Nay , but they turn away from mention of their Lord ,

43 . Or have they gods who can shield them from Us? They cannot help themselves nor can they be defended from Us .

44 . Nay , but We gave these and their fathers ease until life grew long for them . See they not how we visit the land , reducing it of its outlying parts? Can they then be the victors?

45 . Say ( O Muhammad , unto mankind ) : I warn you only by the Inspiration . But the deaf hear not the call when they are warned .

46 . And if a breath of thy Lord ' s punishment were to touch them , they assuredly would say : Alas for us! Lo! we were wrong doers .

47 . And We set a just balance for the Day of Resurrection so that no soul is wronged in aught . Though it be of the weight of a grain of mustard seed , We bring it . And We suffice for reckoners .

48 . And We verily gave Moses and Aaron the Criterion ( of right and wrong ) and a light and a Reader far those who keep from evil

49 . Those who tear their Lord in secret and who dread the Hour ( of doom ) .

50 . This is a blessed Reminder that We have revealed : Will ye then reject it?

51 . And We verily gave Abraham of old his proper course , and We were Aware of him ,

52 . When he said unto his father and his folk : What are these images unto which ye pay devotion?

53 . They said : We found our fathers worshippers of them .

54 . He said : Verily ye and your fathers were in plain error .

55 . They said : Bringest thou unto us the truth , or art thou some jester?

56 . He said : Nay , but your Lord is the Lord of the heavens and the earth , Who created them ; and I am of those who testify unto that .

57 . And , by Allah , I shall circumvent your idols after ye have gone away and turned your backs .

58 . Then he reduced them to fragments , all save the chief of them , that haply they might have recourse to it .

59 . They said : Who hath done this to our gods? Surely it must be some evil doer .

60 . They said : We heard a youth make mention of them , who is called Abraham .

61 . They said : Then bring him ( hither ) before the people ' s eyes that they may testify .

62 . They said : Is it thou who hast done this to our gods , O Abraham?

63 . He said : But this , their chief hath done it . So question them , if they can speak .

64 . Then gathered they apart and said : Lo! ye yourselves are the wrong doers .

65 . And they were utterly confounded , and they said : Well thou knowest that these speak not .

66 . He said : Worship ye then instead of Allah that which cannot profit you at all , nor harm you?

67 . Fie on you and all that ye worship instead of Allah! Have ye then no sense?

68 . They cried : Burn him and stand by your gods , if ye will be doing .

69 . We said : O fire , be coolness and peace for Abraham .

70 . And they wished to set a snare for him , but We made them the greater losers .

71 . And We rescued him and Lot ( and brought them ) to the land which We have blessed for ( all ) peoples .

72 . And We bestowed upon him Isaac , and Jacob as a grandson . Each of them We made righteous .

73 . And We made them chiefs who guide by Our command , and We inspired in them the doing of good deeds and the right establishment of worship and the giving of alms and they were worshippers of Us ( alone ) .

74 . And unto Lot We gave judgment and knowledge , and We delivered him from the community that did abominations . Lo! they were folk of evil , lewd .

75 . And We brought him in unto Our mercy . Lo! he was of the righteous .

76 . And Noah , when he cried of old , We heard his prayer and saved him and his household from the great affliction .

77 . And delivered him from the people who denied Our revelations . Lo! they were folk of evil , therefor did We drown them all .

78 . And David and Solomon , when they gave judgment concerning the field , when people ' s sheep had strayed and browsed therein by night ; and We were witnesses to their judgment .

79 . And We made Solomon to understand ( the case ) ; and unto each of them We gave judgment and knowledge . And We subdued the hills and the birds to hymn ( His ) praise along with David . We were the doers ( thereof ) .

80 . And We taught him the art of making garments ( of mail ) to protect you in your daring . Are ye then thankful?

81 . And unto Solomon ( We subdued ) the wind in its raging . It set by His command toward the land which We had blessed . And of everything We are aware .

82 . And of the evil ones ( subdued We unto him ) some who dived ( for pearls ) for him and did other work , and We were warders unto them .

83 . And Job , when he cried unto his Lord , ( saying ) : Lo! adversity afflicteth me , and Thou art Most Merciful of all who show mercy .

84 . Then We heard his prayer and removed that adversity from which he suffered , and We gave him his household ( that he had lost ) and the like thereof along with them , a mercy from Our store , and a remembrance for the worshippers ;

85 . And ( mention ) Ishmael , and Idris , and Dhul-Kifl . All were of the steadfast .

86 . And We brought them in unto Our mercy . Lo! they are among the righteous .

87 . And ( mention ) Dhun Nun , when he went off in anger and deemed that We had no power over him , but he cried out in the darkness , saying : There is no God save Thee . Be Thou glorified! I have been a wrong doer .

88 . Then We heard his prayer and saved him from the anguish . Thus We save believers .

89 . And Zachariah , when he cried unto his Lord : My Lord! Leave me not childless , though Thou art the best of inheritors .

90 . Then We heard his prayer , and bestowed upon him John , and adjusted his wife ( to bear a child ) for him . Lo! they used to vie one with the other in good deeds , and they cried unto Us in longing and in fear , and were submissive unto Us .

91 . And she who was chaste , therefor We breathed into her ( something ) of Our spirit and made her and her son a token for ( all ) peoples .

92 . Lo! this , your religion , is one religion , and I am your Lord , so worship Me .

93 . And they have broken their religion ( into fragments ) among them , ( yet ) all are returning unto Us .

94 . Then whoso doeth good works and is a believer , there will be no rejection of his effort Lo! We record ( it ) for him .

95 . And there is a ban upon any community which We have destroyed : that they shall not return ,

96 . Until , when Gog and Magog are let loose , and they hasten out of every mound .

97 . And the True Promise draweth nigh ; then behold them , starring wide ( in terror ) , the eyes of those who disbelieve! ( They say ) : Alas for us! We ( lived ) in forgetfulness of this . Ah , but we were wrong doers!

98 . Lo! ye ( idolaters ) and that which ye worship beside Allah are fuel of hell . Thereunto ye will come .

99 . If these had been Gods they would not have come thither , but all wilt abide therein .

100 . Therein wailing is their portion , and therein they hear not .

101 . Lo! those unto whom kindness hath gone forth before from Us , they wilt be far removed from thence .

102 . They will not hear the slightest sound thereof , while they abide in that which their souls desire .

103 . The Supreme Horror will not grieve them , and the angels will welcome them , ( saying ) : This is your Day which ye were promised ;

104 . The Day when We shall roll up the heavens and a recorder rolleth up a written scroll . As We began the first creation , We shall repeat it . ( It is ) a promise ( binding ) upon Us . Lo! We are to perform it .

105 . And verity We have written in the Scripture , after the Reminder : My righteous slaves will inherit the earth :

106 . Lo! there is a plain statement for folk who are devout .

107 . We sent thee not save as a mercy for the peoples .

108 . Say : It is only inspired in me that your God is One God . Will ye then surrender ( unto Him ) !

109 . But if they are averse , then say : I have warned you all alike , although I know not whether nigh or far is that which ye are promised .

110 . Lo! He knoweth that which is said openly , and that which ye conceal .

111 . And I know not but that this may be a trial for you , and enjoyment for a while .

112 . He saith : My Lord! Judge Thou with truth . Our Lord is the Beneficent , whose help is to be implored against that which ye ascribe ( unto Him ) .

 
     
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