In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
1 . Ha . Mim .
2 . By the Scripture that maketh plain
3 . Lo! We revealed it on a blessed night . Lo! We are ever warning .
4 . Whereupon every wise command is made clear
5 . As a command from Our presence . Lo! We are ever sending
6 . A mercy from thy Lord . Lo! He is the Hereafter , the Knower ,
7 . Lord of the heavens and the earth and all that is between them , if ye would be sure .
8 . There is no God save Him . He quickeneth and giveth death ; your Lord and Lord of your forefathers .
9 . Nay , but they play in doubt .
10 . But watch thou ( O Muhammad ) for the day when the sky will produce visible smoke
11 . That will envelop the people . This will be a painful torment .
12 . ( Then they will say ) : Our Lord relieve of the torment . Lo! we are believers :
13 . How can there be remembrance for them , when a messenger making plain ( the truth ) had already come unto them ,
14 . And they had turned away from him and said : One taught ( by others ) , a madman?
15 . Lo! We withdraw the torment a little . Lo! ye return ( to disbelief ) .
16 . On the day when We shall seize them with the greater seizure ( then ) , in truth We shall punish .
17 . And verily We tried before them Pharaoh ' s folk , when there came unto them a noble messenger ,
18 . Saying : Give up to me the slaves of Allah . Lo! I am a faithful messenger unto you .
19 . And saying : Be not proud against Allah . Lo! I bring you a clear warrant .
20 . And lo! I have sought refuge in my Lord and your Lord lest ye stone me to death .
21 . And if ye put no faith in me , then let me go
22 . And he cried unto his Lord ( saying ) : These area guilty folk .
23 . Then ( his Lord commanded ) Take away my slaves by night . Lo! ye will be followed ,
24 . And leave the sea behind at rest , for lo! they are a drowned host .
25 . How many were the gardens and the water springs that they left behind ,
26 . And the cornlands and the goodly sites
27 . And pleasant things wherein they took delight!
28 . Even so ( it was ) , and We made it an inheritance for other folk ;
29 . And the heaven and the earth wept not for them , nor were they reprieved .
30 . And We delivered the Children of Israel from the shameful doom
31 . ( We delivered them ) from Pharaoh . Lo! he was a tyrant of the wanton ones .
32 . And We chose them , purposely , above ( all ) creatures .
33 . And We gave them portents wherein was a clear trial .
34 . Lo! these , forsooth , are saying :
35 . There is naught but our first death , and we shall not be raised again .
36 . Bring back our fathers , if ye speak the truth!
37 . Are they better , or the folk of Tubba and those before them? We destroyed them , for surely they were guilty .
38 . And We created not the heavens and the earth , and all that is between them , in play .
39 . We created them not save with truth ; but most of them know not .
40 . Assuredly the Day of Decision is the term of all of them ,
41 . A day when friend can in naught avail friend , nor can they be helped ,
42 . Save him on whom Allah hath mercy . Lo! He is the Mighty , the Merciful .
43 . Lo! the tree of Zaqqum ,
44 . The food of the sinner!
45 . Like molten brass , it seetheth in their bellies
46 . As the seething of boiling water .
47 . ( And it will be said ) : Take him and drag him to the midst of hell ,
48 . Then pour upon his head the torment of boiling water .
49 . ( Saying ) : Taste! Lo! thou wast forsooth the mighty , the noble!
50 . Lo! this is that whereof ye used to doubt .
51 . Lo! those who kept their duty will be in a place secure
52 . Amid gardens and water springs ,
53 . Attired in sin and silk embroidery , facing one another .
54 . Even so ( it will be ) . And We shall wed them unto fair ones with wide , lovely eyes .
55 . They call therein for every fruit in safety .
56 . They taste not death therein , save the first death . And He hath saved them from the doom of hell ,
57 . A bounty from thy Lord . That is the supreme triumph .
58 . And We have made ( this Scripture ) easy in thy language only that they may heed .
59 . Wait then ( O Muhammad ) . Lo! they ( too ) are waiting .