In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
1 . Blessed is He Who hath revealed unto His slave the Criterion ( of right and wrong ) , that he may be a warner to the peoples .
2 . He unto Whom belongeth the sovereignty of the heavens and the earth . He hath chosen no son nor hath He any partner . in the sovereignty . He hath created everything and hath meted out for it a measure .
3 . Yet they choose beside Him other gods who create naught but are themselves created , and possess not hurt nor profit for themselves , and possess not death nor life , nor power to raise the dead .
4 . Those who disbelieve say : This is naught but a lie that he hath invented , and other folk have helped him with it , so that they have produced a slander and a lie .
5 . And they say : Fables of the men of old which he hath had written down so that they are dictated to him morn and evening .
6 . Say ( unto them , O Muhammad ) : He Who knoweth the secret of the heavens and the earth hath revealed it . Lo! He ever is Forgiving , Merciful .
7 . And they say : What aileth this messenger ( of Allah ) that he eateth food and walketh in the markets? Why is not an angel sent down unto him , to be a warner with him .
8 . Or ( why is not ) a treasure thrown down unto him , or why hath he not a paradise from whence to eat? And the evildoers say : Ye are but following a man bewitched .
9 . See how they coin similitudes for thee , so that they are all astray and cannot find a road!
10 . Blessed is He Who , if He will , will assign thee better than ( all ) that . Gardens underneath which rivers flow , and will assign thee mansions .
11 . Nay , but they deny ( the coming of ) the Hour , and for those who deny ( the coming of ) the Hour We have prepared a Same .
12 . When it seeth them from afar , they bear the cracking and the roar thereof .
13 . And when they are Sung into a narrow place thereof , chained together , they pray for destruction there .
14 . Pray not that day for one destruction , but pray for many destructions!
15 . Say : Is that ( doom ) better or the Garden of Immortality which is promised unto those who ward off ( evil ) ? It will be their reward and journey ' s end .
16 . Therein abiding , they have all that they desire . It is for thy Lord a promise that must be fulfilled .
17 . And on the day when He will assemble them and that which they worship instead of Allah and will say : Was it ye who misled these my slaves or did they ( themselves ) wander from the way?
18 . They will say : Be Thou glorified! It was not for us to choose any protecting friends beside Thee ; but Thou didst give them and their fathers ease till they forgot the warning and became lost folk
19 . Thus they will give you the lie regarding what ye say , then ye can neither avert ( the doom ) nor obtain help . And whoso among you doeth wrong , We shall make him taste great torment .
20 . We never sent before thee any messengers but lo! they ate food and walked in the markets . And We have appointed some of you a test for others : Will ye be steadfast? And thy Lord is ever Seer .
21 . And those who look not for a meeting with Us say : Why are angels not sent down unto us and ( why ) do we not see our Lord? Assuredly they think too highly of themselves and are scornful with great pride .
22 . On the day when they behold the angels , on that day there will be no good tidings for the guilty ; and they will cry : A forbidding ban!
23 . And We shall turn unto the work they did and make it scattered motes .
24 . Those who have earned the Garden on that day will be better in their home and happier in their place of noonday rest ;
25 . A day when the heaven with the clouds will be rent asunder and the angels will be sent down , a grand descent .
26 . The Sovereignty on that day will be the True ( Sovereignty ) belonging to the Beneficent One , and it will be a hard day for disbelievers .
27 . On the day when the wrongdoer gnaweth his hands , he will say : Ah , would that I had chosen a way together with the messenger ( of Allah ) !
28 . Alas for me! Ah , would that I had never taken such an one for friend!
29 . He verily led me astray from the Reminder after it had reached me . Satan was ever man ' s deserter in the hour of need .
30 . And the messenger saith : O my Lord! Lo! mine own folk make this Quran of no account .
31 . Even so have We appointed unto every Prophet an opportent from among the guilty ; but Allah sufficeth for a Guide and Helper .
32 . And those who disbelieve say : Why is the Quran not revealed unto him all at once? ( It is revealed ) thus that We may strengthen thy heart therewith ; and We have arranged it in right order .
33 . And they bring thee no similitude but We bring thee the Truth ( as against it ) , and better ( than their similitude ) as argument .
34 . Those who will be gathered on their faces unto Hell : such are worse in plight and further from the right road .
35 . We verify gave Moses the Scripture and placed with him his brother Aaron as henchman .
36 . Then We said : Go together unto the folk who have denied Our revelations . Then We destroyed them , a complete destruction .
37 . And Noah ' s folk , when they denied the messengers , We drowned them and made of them a portent for mankind We have prepared a painful doom for evil doers .
38 . And ( the tribes of ) Aad and Thamud , and the dwellers in Ar-Rass , and many generations in between .
39 . Each ( of them ) We warned by examples , and each ( of them ) We brought to utter ruin .
40 . And indeed they have passed by the township whereon was rained the fatal rain . Can it be that they have not seen it? Nay , but they hope for no resurrection .
41 . And when they see thee ( O Muhammad ) they treat thee only as a jest ( saying ) : Is this he whom Allah sendeth as a messenger?
42 . He would have led us far away from our gods if we had not been staunch to them . They will know , when they behold the doom , who is more astray as to the road .
43 . Hast thou seen him who chooseth for his god his own lust? Wouldst thou then be guardian over him?
44 . Or deemest thou that most of them hear or understand? They are but as the cattle , nay , but they are farther astray!
45 . Hast thou not seen how thy Lord hath spread the shade . And if He willed He could have made it still , then We have made the sun its pilot ;
46 . Then We withdraw it unto Us , a gradual withdrawal?
47 . And He it is Who maketh night a covering for you , and sleep repose , and maketh day a resurrection .
48 . And He it is Who sendeth the winds , glad tidings heralding His mercy , and We send down purifying water from the sky .
49 . That We may give life thereby to a dead land , and We give many beasts and men that We have created to drink thereof .
50 . And verily We have repeated it among them that they may remember , but most of mankind begrudge aught save in gratitude .
51 . If We willed , We could raise up a warner in every village .
52 . So obey not the disbelievers , but strive against them herewith with a great endeavor .
53 . And He it is Who hath given independence to the two seas ( though they meet ) ; one palatable , sweet , and the other saltish , bitter ; and hath set a bar and a forbidding ban between them .
54 . And He it is Who hath created man from water , and hath appointed for him kindred by blood and kindred by marriage ; for thy Lord is ever Powerful .
55 . Yet they worship instead of Allah that which can neither benefit them nor hurt them . The disbeliever was ever a partisan against his Lord .
56 . And We have sent thee ( O Muhammad ) only as a bearer of good tidings and a warner .
57 . Say : I ask of you no reward for this , save that whoso will may choose a way unto his Lord .
58 . And trust thou in the Living One Who dieth not , and hymn His praise . He sufficeth as the Knower of His bondmen ' s sins ,
59 . Who created the heavens and the earth and all that is between them in six Days , then He mounted the Throne . The Beneficent! Ask any one informed concerning Him!
60 . And when it is said unto them: Prostrate to the Beneficent! they say: And what is the Beneficent? Are we to prostrate to whatever thou (Muhammad) biddest us? And it increaseth aversion in them.
61 . Blessed be He Who hath placed in the heaven mansions of the stars , and hath placed therein a great lamp and a moon giving light!
62 . And He it is Who hath appointed night and day in succession , for him who desireth to remember , or desireth thankfulness .
63 . The ( faithful ) slaves of the Beneficent are they who walk upon the earth modestly , and when the foolish ones address them answer : Peace ;
64 . And who spend the night before their Lord , prostrate and standing ,
65 . And who say : Our Lord! Avert from us the doom of hell ; lo! the doom thereof is anguish ;
66 . Lo! it is wretched as abode and station ;
67 . And those who , when they spend , are neither prodigal nor grudging ; and there is ever a firm station between the two ;
68 . And those who cry not unto any other god along with Allah , nor take the life which Allah hath forbidden save in ( course of ) justice , nor commit adultery and whoso doeth this shall pay the penalty ;
69 . The doom will be doubled for him on the Day of Resurrection , and he will abide therein disdained for ever ;
70 . Save him who repenteth and believeth and doth righteous work ; as for such , Allah will change their evil deeds to good deeds . Allah is ever Forgiving , Merciful .
71 . And whosoever repenteth and doeth good , he verily repenteth toward Allah with true repentance .
72 . And those who will not witness vanity , but when they pass near senseless play , pass by with dignity .
73 . And those who , when they are reminded of the revelations of their Lord , fall not deaf and blind thereat .
74 . And who say : Our Lord! Vouchsafe us comfort of our wives and of our offspring , and make us patterns for ( all ) those who ward off ( evil ) .
75 . They will be awarded the high place forasmuch as they were steadfast , and they will meet therein with welcome and the word of peace ,
76 . Abiding there for ever . Happy is it as abode and station!
77 . Say ( O Muhammad , unto the disbelievers ) : My Lord would not concern himself with you but for your prayer . But now ye have denied ( the Truth ) , therefor there will be judgment .