In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
1 . Ha . Mim .
2 . By the Scripture which maketh plain ,
3 . Lo! We have appointed it a Lecture in Arabic that haply ye may understand .
4 . And lo! in the Source of Decrees , which We possess , it is indeed sublime , decisive ,
5 . Shall We utterly ignore you because ye are a wanton folk?
6 . How many a Prophet did We send among the men of old!
7 . And never came there unto them a Prophet but they used to mock him .
8 . Then we destroyed men mightier than these in prowess ; and the example of the men of old hath gone ( before them ) .
9 . And if thou ( Muhammad ) ask them : Who created the heavens and the earth , they will surely answer : The Mighty , the Knower created them ;
10 . Who made the earth a resting place for you , and placed roads for you therein , that haply ye may find your way ;
11 . And who sendeth down water from the sky in ( due ) measure , and We revive a dead land therewith . Even so will ye be brought forth ;
12 . He who created all the pairs , and appointed for you ships and cattle whereupon ye ride .
13 . That ye may mount upon their backs , and may remember your Lord ' s favor when ye mount thereon , and may say : Glorified be He Who hath subdued these unto us , and we were not capable ( of subduing them ) ;
14 . And lo! unto our Lord we are returning .
15 . And they allot to Him a portion of His bondmen! Lo! man is verily a mere ingrate .
16 . Or chooseth He daughters of all that He hath created , and honoureth He you with sons?
17 . And if one of them hath tidings of that which he likeneth to the Beneficent One , his countenance becometh black and he is full of inward rage .
18 . ( Liken they then to Allah ) that which is bred up in outward show , and in dispute cannot make itself plain?
19 . And they make the angels , who are the slaves of the Beneficent , females . Did they witness their creation? Their testimony will be recorded and they will be questioned .
20 . And they say : If the Beneficent One had ( so ) willed , we should not have worshipped them . They have no knowledge whatsoever of that . They do but guess .
21 . Or have We given them any Scripture before ( this Quran ) so that they are holding fast thereto?
22 . Nay , for they say only : Lo! we found our fathers following a religion , and we are guided by their footprints .
23 . And even so We sent not a warner before thee ( Muhammad ) into any township but its luxurious ones said : Lo! we found our fathers following a religion , and we are following their footprints .
24 . ( And the warner ) said : What! Even though I bring you better guidance than that ye found your fathers following? They answered : Lo! in what ye bring we are disbelievers .
25 . So We requited them . Then see the nature of the consequence for the rejecters!
26 . And when Abraham said unto his father and his folk : Lo! I am innocent of what ye worship
27 . Save Him Who did create me , for He will surely guide me .
28 . And he made It a word enduring among his seed , that haply they might return .
29 . Nay , but I let these and their fathers enjoy life ( only ) till there should come unto them the Truth and a messenger making plain .
30 . And now that the Truth hath come unto them they say : This is mere magic , and lo! we are disbelievers therein .
31 . And they say : If only thin Quran had been revealed to some great man of the two towns?
32 . Is it they who apportion their Lord ' s mercy? We have apportioned among them their livelihood in the life of the world , and raised some of them above others in rank that some of them may take labor from others ; and the mercy of thy Lord is better than ( the wealth ) that they amass .
33 . And were it not that mankind would have become one community , We might well have appointed , for those who disbelieve in the Beneficent , roofs of silver for their houses and stairs ( of silver ) whereby to mount ,
34 . And for their houses doors ( of silver ) and couches of silver whereon to recline ,
35 . And ornaments of gold . Yet all that would have been but a provision of the life of the world . And the Hereafter with your Lord would have been for those who keep from evil .
36 . And he whose sight is dim to the remembrance of the Beneficent , We assign unto him a devil who becometh his comrade ;
37 . And lo! they surely turn them from the way of Allah , and yet they deem that they are rightly guided ;
38 . Till , when he cometh unto Us , he saith ( unto his comrade ) : Ah , would that between me and thee there were the distance of the two horizons , an evil comrade!
39 . And it profiteth you not this day , because ye did wrong , that ye will be sharers in the doom .
40 . Canst thou ( Muhammad ) make the deaf to hear , or canst thou guide the blind or him who is in error manifest?
41 . And if We take thee away , We surely shall take vengeance on them ,
42 . Or ( if ) We show thee that wherewith We threaten them ; for lo! We have complete command of them .
43 . So hold thou fast to that which is inspired in thee . Lo! thou art on a right path .
44 . And lo! it is in truth a Reminder for thee and for thy folk ; and ye will be questioned .
45 . And ask those of Our messengers whom We sent before thee : Did We ever appoint gods to be worshipped beside the Beneficent?
46 . And verily We sent Moses with Our revelations unto Pharaoh and his chiefs , and he said : I am a messenger of the Lord of the Worlds .
47 . But when he brought them Our tokens , behold! they laughed at them .
48 . And every token that We showed them was greater than its sister ( token ) , and we grasped them with the torment , that haply they might turn again .
49 . And they said : O wizard ; Entreat thy Lord for us by the pact that He hath made with thee . Lo! we verily will walk aright .
50 . But when We eased them of the torment , behold! they broke their word .
51 . And Pharaoh caused a proclamation to be made among his people saying : O my people! Is not mine the sovereignty of Egypt and these rivers flowing under me? Can ye not then discern?
52 . I am surely better than this fellow , who is despicable , and can hardly make ( his meaning ) plain!
53 . Why , then , have armlets of gold not been set upon him , or angels sent along with him?
54 . Thus he persuaded his people to make light ( of Moses ) , and they obeyed him . Lo! they were a wanton folk .
55 . So , when they angered Us , We punished them and drowned them every one .
56 . And We made them a thing past , and an example for those after ( them ) .
57 . And when the son of Mary is quoted as an example , behold! the folk laugh out ,
58 . And say : Are our gods better , or is he? They raise not the objection save for argument . Nay! but they are a contentious folk .
59 . He is nothing but a slave on whom We bestowed favor , and We made him a pattern for the Children of Israel .
60 . And had We willed We could have set among you angels to be viceroys in the earth .
61 . And lo! verily there is knowledge of the Hour . So doubt ye not concerning it , but follow Me . This is the right path .
62 . And let not Satan turn you aside . Lo! he is an open enemy for you .
63 . When Jesus came with clear proofs ( of Allah ' s sovereignty ) , he said : I have come unto you with wisdom , and to make plain some of that concerning which ye differ . So keep your duty to Allah , and obey me .
64 . Lo! Allah , He is my Lord and your Lord . So worship Him . This is a right path .
65 . But the factions among them differed . Then woe unto those who do wrong from the doom of a painful day .
66 . Await they aught save the Hour , that it shall come upon them suddenly , when they know not?
67 . Friends on that day will be foes one to another , save those who kept their duty ( to Allah ) .
68 . O My slaves! For you there is no fear this day , nor is it ye who grieve ;
69 . ( Ye ) who believed Our revelations and were self surrendered ,
70 . Enter the Garden , ye and your wives , to be made glad .
71 . Therein are brought round for them trays of gold and goblets , and therein is all that souls desire and eyes find sweet . And ye are immortal therein .
72 . This is the Garden which ye are made to inherit because of what ye used to do .
73 . Therein for you is fruit in plenty whence to eat .
74 . Lo! the guilty are immortal in hell ' s torment .
75 . It is not relaxed for them , and they despair therein .
76 . We wronged them not , but they it was who did the wrong .
77 . And they cry : O master! Let thy Lord make an end of us . He saith : Lo! here ye must remain .
78 . We verily brought the Truth unto you , but ye were , most of you , averse to the Truth .
79 . Or do they determine any thing ( against the Prophet ) ? Lo! We ( also ) are determining .
80 . Or deem they that We cannot hear their secret thoughts and private confidences? Nay , but Our envoys , present with them , do record .
81 . Say ( O Muhammad ) : The Beneficent One hath no son . I am first among the worshippers .
82 . Glorified be the Lord of the heavens and the earth , the Lord of the Throne , from that which they ascribe ( unto Him ) !
83 . So let them flounder ( in their talk ) and play until they meet the Day which they are promised .
84 . And He it is Who in the heaven is God , and in the earth God . He is the Wise , the knower .
85 . And blessed be He unto Whom belongeth the Sovereignty of the heavens and the earth and all that is between them , and with Whom is knowledge of the Hour , and unto Whom ye will be returned .
86 . And those unto whom they cry instead of Him possess no power of intercession , saving him who beareth witness unto the Truth knowingly .
87 . And if thou ask them who created them , they will surely say : Allah . How then are they turned away?
88 . And he saith : O my Lord! Lo! those are a folk who believe not .
89 . Then bear with them ( O Muhammad ) and say : Peace . But they will come to know .