In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
1 . By those that winnow with a winnowing
2 . And those that bear the burden ( of the rain )
3 . And those that glide with ease ( upon the sea )
4 . And those who distribute ( blessings ) by command ,
5 . Lo! that wherewith ye are threatened is indeed true ,
6 . And lo! the judgment will indeed befall .
7 . By the heaven full of paths ,
8 . Lo! ye , forsooth , are of various opinion ( concerning the truth ) .
9 . He is made to turn away from it who is ( himself ) averse .
10 . Accursed be the conjecturers
11 . Who are careless in an abyss!
12 . They ask : When is the Day of Judgment?
13 . ( It is ) the day when they will be tormented at the Fire ,
14 . ( And it will be said unto them ) : Taste your torment ( which ye inflicted ) . This is what ye sought to hasten .
15 . Lo! those who keep from evil will dwell amid gardens and watersprings .
16 . Taking that which their Lord giveth them ; for lo! aforetime they were doers of good ;
17 . They used to sleep but tittle of the night ,
18 . And ere the dawning of each day would seek forgiveness ,
19 . And in their wealth the beggar the outcast had due share .
20 . And in the earth are portents for those whose faith is sure ,
21 . And ( also ) in yourselves . Can ye then not see?
22 . And in the heaven is your providence and that which ye are promised ;
23 . And by the Lord of the heavens and the earth , it is the truth , even as ( it is true ) that ye speak .
24 . Hath the story of Abraham ' s honored guests reached thee ( O Muhammad ) ?
25 . When they came in unto him and said : Peace! he answered , Peace! ( and thought ) : Folk unknown ( to me ) .
26 . Then he went apart unto his housefolk so that they brought a fatted calf ;
27 . And he set it before them , saying : Will ye not eat?
28 . Then he conceived a fear of them . They said : Fear not! and gave him tidings of ( the birth of ) a wise son .
29 . Then his wife came forward , making moan , and smote her face , and cried : A barren old woman!
30 . They said : Even so saith thy Lord . Lo! He is the Wise , the Knower .
31 . ( Abraham ) said : And ( afterward ) what is your errand , O ye sent ( from Allah ) ?
32 . They said : Lo! we are sent unto a guilty folk ,
33 . That we may send upon them stones of clay ,
34 . Marked by thy Lord for ( the destruction of ) the wanton .
35 . Thee We brought forth such believers as were there .
36 . But We found there but one house of those surrendered ( to Allah ) .
37 . And We left behind therein a portent for those who fear a painful doom .
38 . And in Moses ( too , there is a portent ) when We sent him unto Pharaoh with clear warrant ,
39 . But he withdrew ( confiding ) in his might , and said : A wizard or a madman .
40 . So We seized him and his hosts and flung them in the sea , for he was reprobate
41 . And in ( the tribe of ) Aad ( there is a portent ) when We sent the fatal wind against them .
42 . It spared naught that it reached , but made it ( all ) as dust .
43 . And in ( the tribe of ) Thamud ( there is a portent ) when it was told them : Take your ease awhile .
44 . But they rebelled against their Lord ' s decree , and so the thunderbolt overtook them even while they gazed ;
45 . And they were unable to rise up , nor could they help themselves .
46 . And the folk of Noah aforetime . Lo! they were licentious folk .
47 . We have built the heaven with might , and We it is who make the vast extent ( thereof ) .
48 . And the earth have We laid out , how gracious was the Spreader ( thereof ) !
49 . And all things We have created by pairs , that haply ye may reflect .
50 . Therefor flee unto Allah ; lo! I am a plain warner unto you from Him
51 . And set not any other god along with Allah ; lo! I am a plain warner unto you from Him .
52 . Even so there came no messenger unto those before them but they said : A wizard or a madman!
53 . Have they handed down ( the saying ) as an heirloom one unto another? Nay , but they are froward folk .
54 . So withdraw from them ( O Muhammad ) , for thou art in no wise blameworthy ,
55 . And warn , for warning profiteth believers .
56 . I created the jinn and humankind only that they might worship Me .
57 . I seek no livelihood from them , nor do I ask that they should feed Me .
58 . Lo! Allah! He it is that giveth livelihood , the Lord of unbreakable might .
59 . And lo! for those who ( now ) do wrong there is an evil day like unto the evil day ( which came for ) their likes ( of old ) ; so let them not ask Me to hasten on ( that day ) .
60 . And woe unto those who disbelieve , from ( that ) their day which they are promised .