Chapter 51 to 70


Chapter-51

In the name of God, the Almighty, the Most Merciful

1. By the blowing winds.

2. Bearing rain.

3. Bringing provisions.

4. Distributing them as commanded.

5. What you are promised will come to pass.

6. And the Judgment is inevitable.

7. By the perfected sky.

8. But you continue to have a different view.

9. Deviating therefrom are the deviators.

10. Woe to the falsifiers.

11. In their blundering, they are totally heedless.

12. They question: “When will be the Day of Judgment?”

13. The day they are presented to the fire.

14. “Taste this retribution of yours; this is what you used to challenge.”

15. The righteous have deserved gardens and springs.

16. They receive their Lord’s rewards, for they were before that pious.

17. Rarely did they sleep the whole night.

18. And before dawn, they would seek forgiveness.

19. An in their money was a portion set aside for the beggar and the needy.

20. And in the earth are signs for those who comprehend.

21. And within yourselves; do you not see?

22. And in the heaven is your provision, and everything that is promised to you.

23. By the Lord of the heaven and the earth, this is true just as the fact that you speak.

24. Has the story of Abraham’s noble guests come to you?

25. When they came to him, they said: “Peace.” He said: “Peace to you, strangers!”

26. Then he turned to his family and brought a roasted fat calf.

27. When he offered it to them, he said: “Do you not eat?”

28. He then became fearful of them. They said: “Do not fear,” and they gave good news of a knowledgeable son.

29. His wife then came forward in astonishment. Noting her wrinkled face: “I am a sterile old woman”

30. They said: “Thus it has been said by your Lord. He is the Wise, the Knowledgeable.”

31. He said: “What is your mission, O messengers?”

32. They said: “We have been sent to a criminal people.”

33. “To send down upon them rocks of clay.”

34. “Marked by your Lord for the transgressors.”

35. So We then brought out all the believers.

36. But We did not find in it except one house of those who had surrendered.

37. And We have left in it a sign for those who fear the painful retribution.

38. And also Moses. We sent him to Pharaoh with a clear authority.

39. But he turned away, in arrogance, and he said: “A magician, or crazy.”

40. So We took him and his troops. We threw them into the sea, and he is the one to blame.

41. And also ‘Aad. We sent upon them disastrous wind.

42. Anything that it came upon was utterly destroyed.

43. And also Thamud. They were told: “Enjoy for a while.”

44. They rebelled against the command of their Lord. So the lightning struck them as they looked.

45. They were unable to rise up, nor could they win.

46. And the people of Noah before; they were a wicked people.

47. We constructed the worlds with power, and We will continue to expand it.

48. And the earth We spread out; how excellent a design.

49. And from everything We created a pair, that you may remember.

50. So flee towards God. I am a clear warner coming to you from Him.

51. And do not set up beside God any other God. I am a clear warner coming to you from Him.

52. Likewise, when a messenger went to the previous generations, they said: “A magician, or crazy.”

53. Have they passed down this saying to each other? Indeed, they are transgressors.

54. So turn away from them; you cannot be blamed.

55. And remind, for the reminder benefits the believers.

56. I did not create the Jinn and the humans except to serve Me.

57. I need no provisions from them, nor do I need them to give food.

58. God is the Provider, the Possessor of all power, the Supreme.

59. The transgressors have incurred the same fate as their previous friends; so let them not be in haste.

60. So woe to those who rejected from the day that is awaiting them.

Chapter-52

In the name of God, the Almighty, Most Merciful

1. By the mount.

2. And the recorded scripture.

3. In parchment unrolled.

4. And the constructed Shrine.

5. And the raised ceiling.

6. And the sea that is set aflame.

7. Your Lord’s retribution is unavoidable.

8. There is nothing that can stop it.

9. The day will come when the sky will violently thunder.

10. The mountains will be wiped out.

11. Woe on that day to the rejecters.

12. Who are in their blundering, heedless.

13. They will be herded into Hell, forcibly.

14. This is the Fire which you used to deny.

15. Is this magic, or do you not see?

16. Suffer the burning. Whether you are patient or impatient, it will be the same for you. This is the just requital for what you did.

17. The righteous are in gardens and bliss.

18. They enjoy what their Lord has reserved for them; their Lord has spared them the retribution of Hell.

19. Eat and drink happily because of what you used to do.

20. They recline on luxurious furnishings, and We pair them with beautiful spouses.

21. For those who believed, and their children also followed them in belief, We will have their children join them. We never fail to reward them for any work. Every person is paid for what he did.

22. We will supply them with fruits and meats such as they desire.

23. They will enjoy drinks that are never polluted, and never sinful to drink.

24. Serving them will be servants like protected pearls.

25. They will meet each other and reminisce among themselves.

26. They will say: “We used to be kind among our people.”

27. “God has blessed us, and has spared us the torment of the hot winds.”

28. “We used to implore Him; He is the Most Kind, Most Merciful.”

29. Therefore, you shall remind them. For by the grace of your Lord, you are neither a soothsayer, nor mad.

30. They may say: “He is a poet; let us just wait until a disaster befalls him.”

31. Say: “Continue waiting; I will wait along with you.”

32. Is it their dreams that dictate their behaviour, or are they a transgressing people?

33. Or do they say: “He made it all up”? Instead, they are simply rejecters.

34. Let them produce a narration like this, if they are truthful.

35. Or were they created from nothing? Are they the creators?

36. Or did they create the heavens and the earth? Indeed, they have no certainty.

37. Or do they possess the treasures of your Lord? Are they in control?

38. Or do they climb a ladder that enables them to listen? Let their listeners show their proof.

39. Or does He have daughters, while you have sons?

40. Or do you ask them for any wage, and they are burdened thereby?

41. Or do they know the future, and have it recorded?

42. Or do they intend to scheme? The disbelievers are the ones schemed against.

43. Or do they have another God beside God? God be glorified, far above having partners.

44. And if they see masses falling from the sky, they will say: “Piled clouds!”

45. So disregard them until they meet the day in which they are struck.

46. On that day, their schemes will not protect them, nor will they be helped.

47. And for those who transgress there is another retribution, but most of them do not know.

48. You shall be patient for the decision of your Lord, for you are in Our sights, and glorify the praise of your Lord when you get up.

49. Also during the night glorify Him, and at the setting of the stars.
Chapter-53

In the name of God, the Almighty, the Most Merciful

1. As the star rose.

2. Your friend was not astray, nor was he deceived.

3. Nor does he speak out of personal desire.

4. It was divine inspiration.

5. He has been taught by one mighty in power.

6. Free from any defect, he rose.

7. At the highest horizon.

8. He drew nearer by moving down.

9. Until He became as close as possible.

10. He then conveyed the inspiration to His servant what was to be revealed.

11. The mind did not make-up what it saw.

12. Do you doubt him in what he saw?

13. And indeed, he saw him in another descent.

14. At the ultimate point.

15. Where the eternal Paradise is located.

16. The whole place was overwhelmed.

17. The eyes did not waver, nor go blind.

18. He saw great signs of his Lord.

19. Have you considered the idols Allaat and Al-`Uzzah?

20. And Manaat, the third one?

21. Do you have males, while He has females?

22. What a disgraceful distribution!

23. These are but names that you made up, you and your forefathers. God never authorized such. They follow conjecture, and personal desire, when the true guidance has come to them herein from their Lord.

24. Or shall the human being have what he desires?

25. To God belongs the Hereafter, and the world.

26. And there are many Angels in heaven, who have no power to intercede, except after God gives permission for whom He wishes and is satisfied with him.

27. Those who disbelieve in the Hereafter have given the Angels feminine names.

28. They had no knowledge about this; they only conjectured. Conjecture is no substitute for the truth.

29. So disregard he who turns away from Our message, and desires nothing but this worldly life.

30. This is the extent of their knowledge. Your Lord is fully aware of those who strayed away from His path, and He is fully aware of those who are guided.

31. To God belongs everything in the heavens and everything on earth. He will requite those who commit evil for their works, and will reward the righteous for their righteousness.

32. They avoid gross sins and transgressions, except for minor offences. Your Lord’s forgiveness is immense. He has been fully aware of you since He initiated you from the earth, and while you were embryos in your mothers’ bellies. Therefore, do not exalt yourselves; He is fully aware of the righteous.

33. Have you noted the one who turned away?

34. Rarely did he give to charity, and then very little.

35. Did he possess knowledge of the future? Could he see it?

36. Was he not informed of the teachings in the scripture of Moses?

37. And Abraham who fulfilled?

38. No person shall be burdened with the sins of another.

39. Every human being is responsible for his own works.

40. And everyone’s works will be shown.

41. Then they will be paid fully for such works.

42. To your Lord is the final destiny.

43. He is the One who makes you laugh or cry.

44. He is the One who controls death and life.

45. He is the One who created the two kinds, male and female.

46. From a tiny drop of semen.

47. He will effect the recreation.

48. He is the One who makes you rich or poor.

49. He is the Lord of the galaxies.

50. He is the One who annihilated ancient `Aad.

51. And wiped out Thamud.

52. Also the people of Noah before that; they were evil transgressors.

53. The evil communities were the lowliest.

54. Consequently, they utterly vanished.

55. Which of your Lord’s marvels can you deny?

56. This is a warning like the older ones.

57. The inevitable is imminent.

58. None beside God can relieve it.

59. Are you questioning this matter?

60. Are you laughing, instead of crying?

61. Are you insisting on your ways?

62. You shall submit to God, and serve.

Chapter-54

In the name of God, the Almighty, Most Merciful

1. The Hour has come near, and the moon has drifted off.

2. And if they see a miracle, they turn away and say: “Continuous magic!”

3. And they disbelieved, followed their desires, and every old tradition.

4. The news had come to them in which there was sufficient warning.

5. Wisdom which was great; but the warnings are in vain.

6. Therefore turn away from them; the day will come when the caller will announce a terrible disaster.

7. With their eyes humiliated, they come out of the graves like scattered locusts.

8. As they rush towards the caller, the disbelievers will say: “This is a difficult day.”

9. The people of Noah disbelieved before them. They disbelieved Our servant and said: “He is crazy!” and he was oppressed.

10. So he called on his Lord: “I am beaten, so grant me victory.”

11. So We opened the gates of the sky with pouring water.

12. And we caused springs to gush out of the earth. The waters met to a command which had been measured.

13. We carried him on a craft made of slabs and mortar.

14. It ran under Our watchful eyes; a reward for one who was rejected.

15. And We have left it as a sign. Do any of you wish to learn?

16. How terrible was My retribution after the warnings!

17. And We made the Quran easy to learn. Do any of you wish to learn?

18. ‘Aad disbelieved. Consequently, how terrible was My retribution after the warnings?

19. We sent upon them a violent wind, on a day of continuous misery.

20. It uprooted the people as if they were decayed palm tree trunks.

21. How terrible was My retribution after the warnings?

22. We made the Quran easy to learn. Do any of you wish to learn?

23. Thamud rejected the warnings.

24. They said: “Shall we follow one of us; a human being? We will then go astray, then end up in Hell.”

25. “Has the message come down to him, instead of us? He is an evil liar.”

26. They will find out tomorrow who the evil liar is.

27. We are sending the camel as a test for them. So observe them and be patient.

28. And inform them that the water shall be divided between them; each shall be allowed to drink in the specified time.

29. But they called on their friend, and he took money to slaughter.

30. How terrible was My retribution after the warnings?

31. We sent upon them one scream, whereupon they became like harvested hay.

32. We made the Quran easy to learn. Does any of you wish to learn?

33. The people of Lot rejected the warners.

34. We sent upon them projectiles. Except for the family of Lot, We saved them at dawn.

35. A blessing from Us; it is thus that We reward those who are appreciative.

36. And he warned them about Our punishment, but they ridiculed the warnings.

37. And they sought to remove him from his guests; so We blinded their eyes. “Taste My retribution; you have been warned.”

38. Early the next morning, a devastating retribution struck them.

39. Taste My retribution; you have been warned.

40. We made the Quran easy to learn. Do any of you wish to learn?

41. And the warnings had come to the family of Pharaoh.

42. They rejected all Our signs. So We took them, the taking of the Noble, the Able.

43. Are your rejecters better than those? Or have you been absolved by your scripture?

44. Or do they say: “We are a large group and we will win.”

45. The large group will be defeated; they will turn around and flee.

46. The Hour is their appointed time, and the Hour is far worse and more painful.

47. The criminals have strayed to Hell.

48. The day when they will be dragged upon their faces into the Fire: “Taste the worst of Hell!”

49. Everything We have created in measure.

50. And Our commands are done at once with the blink of an eye.

51. And We have destroyed your counterparts. Do any of you wish to learn?

52. And everything they did is recorded in the scriptures.

53. Everything, small or large, is written down.

54. The righteous will be in gardens and rivers.

55. In a position of honour, at an Omnipotent King.

Chapter-55

In the name of God, the Almighty, Most Merciful

1. The Almighty.

2. He taught the Quran.

3. He created the human being.

4. He taught him how to distinguish.

5. The sun and the moon are perfectly calculated.

6. The stars and the trees submit.

7. He raised the sky and established the balance.

8. Do not transgress in the balance.

9. You shall establish justice; do not fall short in the balance.

10. He created the earth for all creatures.

11. In it there are fruits, and date palms with their hanging fruit.

12. Also grains and the spices.

13. So which of your Lord’s favours will you deny?

14. He created the human from aged clay, like pottery.

15. And the Jinn He created from a blazing fire.

16. So which of your Lord’s favours will you deny?

17. Lord of the two easts and the two wests.

18. Which of your Lord’s marvels can you deny?

19. He separates the two seas where they meet.

20. A barrier is placed between them, which they do not cross.

21. So which of your Lord’s favours will you deny?

22. Out of both of them you get pearls and coral.

23. So which of your Lord’s favours will you deny?

24. And to Him are the ships that roam the sea like flags.

25. So which of your Lord’s favours will you deny?

26. Everyone on earth perishes.

27. Only the presence of your Lord lasts. Possessor of Majesty and Honour.

28. So which of your Lord’s favours will you deny?

29. Those in the heavens and earth ask Him, everyday He is in some matter.

30. So which of your Lord’s favours will you deny?

31. We will call you to account, both of you beings.

32. So which of your Lord’s favours will you deny?

33. O tribes of Jinn and humans, if you can penetrate the outer limits of the heavens and the earth, go ahead and penetrate. You will not penetrate without authorization.

34. So which of your Lord’s favours will you deny?

35. You get bombarded with projectiles of fire and metal, and you cannot win.

36. So which of your Lord’s favours will you deny?

37. When the sky disintegrates, and turns rose coloured like paint.

38. So which of your Lord’s favours will you deny?

39. On that day, no question will be asked of human or Jinn as to his sins.

40. Which of your Lord’s marvels can you deny?

41. The guilty will be recognized by their features; they will be taken by the forelocks and the feet.

42. So which of your Lord’s favours will you deny?

43. This is Hell that the guilty used to deny.

44. They will circulate between it and an intolerable inferno.

45. So which of your Lord’s favours will you deny?

46. And for he who reverenced the majesty of his Lord, two gardens.

47. So which of your Lord’s favours will you deny?

48. Full of provisions.

49. So which of your Lord’s favours will you deny?

50. Two springs are in them, flowing.

51. So which of your Lord’s favours will you deny?

52. Of every fruit in them, two kinds.

53. So which of your Lord’s favours will you deny?

54. While relaxing on furnishings lined with satin, the fruits are within reach.

55. So which of your Lord’s favours will you deny?

56. Their beautiful mates were never touched by any human or Jinn.

57. So which of your Lord’s favours will you deny?

58. They look like gems and coral.

59. So which of your Lord’s favours will you deny?

60. Is the reward of goodness anything but goodness?

61. So which of your Lord’s favours will you deny?

62. Below them are two gardens.

63. So which of your Lord’s favours will you deny?

64. Side by side.

65. So which of your Lord’s favours will you deny?

66. In them, wells to be pumped.

67. So which of your Lord’s favours will you deny?

68. In them are fruits, date palms, and pomegranate.

69. So which of your Lord’s favours will you deny?

70. In them are beautiful mates.

71. So which of your Lord’s favours will you deny?

72. Confined in the tents.

73. So which of your Lord’s favours will you deny?

74. No human ever touched them, nor Jinn.

75. So which of your Lord’s favours will you deny?

76. They relax on green carpets, in beautiful surroundings.

77. So which of your Lord’s favours will you deny?

78. Most exalted is the name of your Lord, Possessor of Majesty and Honour.

Chapter-56

In the name of God, the Almighty, Most Merciful

1. When the inevitable comes to pass.

2. Nothing can stop it from happening.

3. It will bring low, and raise up.

4. The earth will be shaken up.

5. The mountains will be wiped out.

6. As if they never existed.

7. You will be stratified into three kinds.

8. Those who deserved bliss will be in bliss.

9. Those who deserved misery will be in misery.

10. Then there is the elite of the elite.

11. They are those who will be near.

12. In the gardens of bliss.

13. A cluster from the first generations.

14. And a few from the later generations.

15. On luxurious furnishings.

16. Enjoying everything, they will be neighbours.

17. Serving them will be immortal servants.

18. With cups, pitchers and pure drinks.

19. They never run out, nor do they get bored.

20. Fruits of their choice.

21. Meat of birds that they desire.

22. Beautiful mates.

23. Like protected pearls.

24. Rewards for their works.

25. They never hear any nonsense therein, nor sinful utterances.

26. Only the utterance: “Peace, peace.”

27. Those of the right, will be on the right side.

28. In lush orchards.

29. Fragrant fruits.

30. Extended shade.

31. Abundant water.

32. Many fruits.

33. Never ending; never forbidden.

34. Luxurious furnishings.

35. We create for them mates.

36. Never previously touched.

37. Perfectly matched.

38. For those on the right side.

39. Many from the early generations.

40. Many from the later generations.

41. Those of the left, will be on the left.

42. In misery and inferno.

43. Even their shade is hot.

44. Never cool, never tolerable.

45. They used to be rich.

46. They insisted on the great blasphemy.

47. They said: “After we die and turn to dust and bones, we get resurrected?”

48. “As well as our forefathers?”

49. Say: “The people of old and the later generations,”

50. “Will be summoned to a meeting on a predetermined day.”

51. “Then you, O rejecting strayers,”

52. “Will eat from the tree of Zaqqum,”

53. “Filling your bellies therefrom,”

54. “Then drinking on top of it boiling water,”

55. “Then adding drinks of sand.”

56. Such is their share on the Day of Judgment.

57. We have created you, if you could only believe!

58. Have you noted the semen that you produce?

59. Did you create it, or did we?

60. We have predetermined death for you. Nothing can stop Us.

61. From substituting new generations in your place, and establishing what you do not know.

62. You know about the first creation. Do you not remember?

63. Have you noted the crops you reap?

64. Did you grow them, or did We?

65. If We wished, We can turn it into hay. Then you will be left in wonderment.

66. “We are lost.”

67. “We are deprived.”

68. Have you noted the water you drink?

69. Did you send it down from the clouds, or did We?

70. If We wished, We can make it salty. You should be thankful.

71. Have you noted the fire you ignite?

72. Did you initiate its tree, or did we?

73. We rendered it a reminder, and a useful tool for the users.

74. You shall glorify the name of your Lord, the Great.

75. I swear by the positions of the stars.

76. This is an oath, if you only knew, that is awesome.

77. This is an honourable Quran.

78. In a protected scripture.

79. None can grasp it except the pure.

80. A revelation from the Lord of the worlds.

81. Are you disregarding this narration?

82. Do you make it your business that you disbelieve?

83. When the time comes and it reaches your throat.

84. And while you look around.

85. We are closer to it than you are, but you do not see.

86. If it is true that you do not owe any accounting.

87. Why do you not restore it, if you are truthful?

88. If he is one of those close to Me.

89. Then joy, flowers, and gardens of bliss.

90. And if he is one of the people of the right.

91. Then: “Peace” from the people of the right.

92. But if he is one of the deniers, the strayers.

93. Then an abode of boiling water.

94. And burning in Hell.

95. This is the absolute truth.

96. You shall glorify the name of your Lord, the Great.

Chapter-57

In the name of God, the Almighty, Most Merciful

1. Glorifying God is everything in the heavens and the earth. He is the Noble, the Wise.

2. To Him is the kingship of the heavens and the earth. He brings life and death. And He is capable of all things.

3. He is the first and the last. He is the Evident and the Innermost. He is fully aware of all things.

4. He is the One who created the heavens and the earth in six days, then He settled on the throne. He knows everything that enters into the land, and everything that comes out of it, and everything that comes down from the sky, and everything that climbs into it. And He is with you wherever you may be. God is Seer of everything you do.

5. To Him belongs the kingship of the heavens and the earth, and to God all matters are returned.

6. He merges the night into the day, and merges the day into the night. He is fully aware of the innermost thoughts.

7. Believe in God and His messenger, and spend from what He has made you successor to. Those among you who believe and spend have deserved a great recompense.

8. Why should you not believe in God when the messenger is inviting you to believe in your Lord? And He has already taken a pledge from you, if you are believers.

9. He is the One who sends down to His servant clear revelations, in order to lead you out of the darkness into the light. God is Compassionate towards you, Merciful.

10. Why do you not spend in the cause of God, when God possesses all wealth in the heavens and the earth? Distinguished from the rest are those among you who spent before the victory and fought. They attain a greater rank than those who spend after the victory and fight. For each, God promises goodness. God is Expert in everything you do.

11. Who will loan God a loan of righteousness, to have it multiplied for him manifold, and he will have a generous recompense?

12. The day will come when you see the believing men and women with their lights radiating ahead of them and to their right. Good news is yours that, on that day, you will have gardens with flowing streams. You will abide therein forever. This is the great triumph.

13. On that day, the hypocrite men and women will say to those who believed: “Wait for us! Let us absorb some of your light.” It will be said: “Go back behind you, and seek light.” So a barrier will be set up between them, whose gate separates mercy on the inner side, from retribution on the outer side.

14. They will call upon them: “Were we not with you?” They will answer: “Yes, but you led yourself into temptation, and you hesitated, and doubted, and became misled by wishful thinking, until God’s judgment came. You were diverted from God by illusions.”

15. “This day, no ransom can be taken from you, nor from those who disbelieved. Your abode is the Fire, it is your patron; what a miserable abode.”

16. Is it not time for those who believed to open up their hearts for the remembrance of God, and the truth that is revealed herein? They should not be like the followers of previous scriptures whose hearts became hardened with time and, consequently, many of them turned wicked.

17. Know that God revives the land after it had died. We thus explain the revelations for you, that you may understand.

18. Surely, the charitable men and women have loaned God a loan of goodness. They will receive their reward multiplied manifold; they have deserved a generous recompense.

19. Those who believed in God and His messengers are the truthful and martyrs. Reserved for them at their Lord are their rewards and their light. As for those who disbelieved and rejected our revelations, they have incurred Hell.

20. Know that this worldly life is no more than play and games, and boasting among you, and hoarding of money and children. It is like abundant rain that produces plants and pleases the disbelievers. But then the plants turn into useless hay, and are blown away by the wind. In the Hereafter there is severe retribution, and forgiveness from God and approval. This worldly life is no more than a temporary illusion.

21. Therefore, you shall race towards forgiveness from your Lord, and a Paradise whose width encompasses the heaven and the earth. It awaits those who believed in God and His messengers. Such is God’s grace that He bestows upon whomever He wills. God is Possessor of Infinite Grace.

22. No misfortune can happen on earth, or in yourselves, except as it is decreed in a record, before We bring it about. This is easy for God to do.

23. In order that you do not despair over anything that passes you by, nor be happy of anything He has bestowed upon you. God does not love those who are boastful, proud.

24. They are stingy, and order the people to be stingy. And for anyone who turns away, then know that God is the Rich, the Praiseworthy.

25. We have sent Our messengers with proofs, and We sent down with them the scripture and the balance, that the people may uphold justice. And We sent down the iron, wherein there is great strength, and many benefits for the people. All this in order for God to distinguish those who would support Him and His messengers, on faith. God is Powerful, Noble.

26. We sent Noah and Abraham, and we granted their descendants prophethood and the scripture. Some of them were guided, while many were wicked.

27. Then We sent in their tracks Our messengers. We sent Jesus the son of Mary, and we gave him the Injeel, and we placed, in the hearts of his followers, kindness and mercy. But they invented hermitism which we never decreed for them. All we asked them to do was to uphold the commandments approved by God. But they did not uphold the message as they should have. Consequently, we gave those who believed among them their recompense, while many of them were wicked.

28. O you who believe, you shall reverence God and believe in His messenger. He will then grant you double the reward from His mercy, endow you with light to guide you, and forgive you. God is Forgiver, Merciful.

29. So that the followers of the scripture should know that they have no power over God’s mercy and grace, and that all grace is in God’s hand. He bestows it upon whomever He wills. God is Possessor of Infinite Grace.

Chapter-58

In the name of God, the Almighty, Most Merciful

1. God has heard the woman who argued with you regarding her husband, and complained to God. God heard everything the two of you discussed. God is Hearer, Seer.

2. Those among you who estrange their wives by calling them as their mothers, they are not their mothers. Their mothers are the women who gave birth to them. Indeed, they are committing a blasphemy and a falsehood. God is Pardoner, Forgiver.

3. Those who estrange their wives in this manner, then reconcile thereafter, shall atone by freeing a slave before any sexual contact. This is to enlighten you. God is well aware of everything you do.

4. He who does not find a slave to free, he shall fast two consecutive months before any sexual contact. If he cannot fast, then he shall feed sixty poor people. You shall believe in God and His messenger. These are God’s laws. The disbelievers have incurred a painful retribution.

5. Those who fight God and His messenger are committed to defeat, like their previous counterparts were committed to defeat. We have sent down clear proofs, and the rejecters have incurred a shameful retribution.

6. The day when God resurrects them all, then informs them of everything they had done. God has recorded it, while they have forgotten it. God witnesses all things.

7. Do you not realise that God knows everything in the heavens and everything on earth? No three people can hold council secretly without Him being their fourth, nor five without Him being the sixth, nor less than that, nor more, without Him being there with them wherever they may be. Then, on the Day of Resurrection, He will inform them of everything they had done. God is fully aware of all things.

8. Have you noted those who were enjoined from holding council in secret, then insist on it? They council secretly to commit sin, transgression, and disobedience of the messenger. When they come to you, they greet you with a greeting other than that decreed by God. They say inside themselves: “Why has God not punished us for our utterances?” Their only requital is Hell, wherein they burn; what a miserable destiny.

9. O you who believe, if you have to council secretly, you shall not council to commit sin, transgression, or to disobey the messenger. You shall council to work righteousness and piety. You shall reverence God, before whom you will be summoned.

10. Secret councils are from the devil, through which he seeks to cause grief to those who believed. However, he cannot hurt them against God’s will. In God the believers shall trust.

11. O you who believe, if you are told: “Make room,” you shall make room for each other to sit. God will then make room for you. If you are asked to get up and move, get up and move. God raises those among you who believe, and those who acquire knowledge to higher ranks. God is fully aware of everything you do.

12. O you who believe, if you wish to hold secret council with the messenger, you shall offer a charity before you do so. This is better for you, and purer. If you cannot afford it, then God is Forgiver, Merciful.

13. If you failed to give to charity before conferring, then repented thereafter, God accepts your repentance. You shall establish the assembly, and contribute towards betterment, and obey God and His messenger. God is fully Cognizant of everything you do.

14. Have you noted those who befriended people with whom God is angry? They neither belong with you, nor with them. They deliberately swear lies!

15. God has prepared for them a severe retribution. Miserable indeed is what they used to do.

16. They used their oaths as a means of repelling from the path of God. Consequently, they have incurred a shameful retribution.

17. Neither their money, nor their children will help them against God. They have incurred the Hellfire, wherein they abide forever.

18. The Day will come when God resurrects them all. They will swear to Him then, just as they swear to you now, thinking that they really are right! Indeed, they are the liars.

19. The devil has possessed them, and has caused them to disregard God’s message. These are the party of the devil. Absolutely, the party of the devil are the losers.

20. Surely, those who oppose God and His messenger will be with the lowliest.

21. God has decreed: “I and My messengers will most assuredly win.” God is Powerful, Noble.

22. You will not find any people who believe in God and the Last Day allying those who oppose God and His messenger, even if they were their parents, or their children, or their siblings, or their tribe. For these, He decrees faith into their hearts, and supports them with inspiration from Him, and admits them into gardens with flowing streams wherein they abide forever. God is pleased with them, and they are pleased with Him. These are the party of God. Most assuredly, the party of God are the winners.


Chapter-59

In the name of God, the Almighty, Most Merciful

1. Glorifying God is everything in the heavens and the earth, and He is the Noble, the Wise.

2. He is the One who drove out those who disbelieved among the people of the scripture from their homes at the first gathering of forces. You never thought that they would leave, and they thought that their fortresses would protect them from God. But then God came to them from where they did not expect, and He threw terror into their hearts, so they destroyed their homes with their own hands and the hands of the believers. Learn from this, O you who possess vision.

3. And had God not decreed to banish them, He would have punished them in this life. And in the Hereafter they will face the retribution of the Fire.

4. This is because they bothered God and His messenger. And if anyone bothers God, then God is severe in punishment.

5. Whether you cut down a tree or leave it standing on its root, it is by God’s leave. He will surely humiliate the wicked.

6. Whatever God provided to His messenger was not the result of your war efforts, whether you fought on horses or on foot. God is the One who sends His messengers against whomever He wills. And God is capable of all things.

7. Whatever God provided to His messenger from the people of the townships belongs to God and His messenger, and the relatives, and the orphans, and the poor, and the traveller. Thus, it will not remain monopolized by the rich among you. And you may take what the messenger gives you, but do not take what he withholds you from taking. And be aware of God, for God is mighty in retribution.

8. For the immigrants who are poor and were driven out of their homes and deprived of their properties, because they sought God’s grace and pleasure, and because they supported God and His messenger. They are the truthful.

9. As for those who provided them with a home and a refuge, and were believers before them, they love those who immigrated to them, and find no hesitation in their hearts in helping them. In fact, they readily give them priority over themselves, even when they themselves need what they give away. Indeed, those who overcome their desires are the successful ones.

10. And those who came after them saying: “Our Lord, forgive us and our brothers who preceded us to the faith, and keep our hearts from having any hatred towards those who believed. Our Lord, You are Compassionate, Merciful.”

11. Have you noted those who are plagued with hypocrisy, and how they said to their companions in disbelief among the people of the scripture: “If you are driven out we will go out with you, and will never obey anyone who opposes you. If anyone fights you, we will fight on your side.” God bears witness that they are liars.

12. If they were driven out, they would not have gone out with them, and if anyone fought them, they would not have supported them. Even if they supported them, they would have turned around and fled. They could never win.

13. Indeed, you strike more terror in their hearts than their fear of God. This is because they are people who do not comprehend.

14. They will not fight you all unless they are in fortified towns, or from behind walls. Their might appears formidable among themselves. You would think that they are united, when in fact their hearts are divided. This is because they are people who do not understand.

15. Like the example of those who preceded them. They suffered the consequences of their decisions. They have incurred a painful retribution.

16. Like the example of the devil, when he says to the human being: “Disbelieve,” then as soon as he disbelieves, he says: “I disown you. I fear God, Lord of the worlds.”

17. The destiny for both of them is the Hellfire, wherein they abide forever. This is the reward for the wicked.

18. O you who believe, you shall reverence God, and let every soul examine what it has put forth for tomorrow. You shall reverence God; God is fully aware of everything you do.

19. Do not be like those who forgot God, so He made them forget themselves. These are the wicked.

20. Not equal are the dwellers of the Hellfire and the dwellers of Paradise; the dwellers of Paradise are the winners.

21. If we revealed this Quran to a mountain, you would see it trembling, crumbling, out of reverence for God. We cite these examples for the people, that they may reflect.

22. He is God; there is no other god beside Him. Knower of all secrets and declarations. He is the Almighty, the Merciful.

23. He is God; there is no other god beside Him. The King, the Sacred, the Peace, the Faithful, the Supreme, the Noble, the Powerful, the Dignified. God be glorified; far above having partners.

24. He is God; the Creator, the Initiator, the Designer. To Him belong the most beautiful names. Glorifying Him is everything in the heavens and the earth. He is the Noble, the Wise.

Chapter-60

In the name of God, the Almighty, the Most Merciful

1. O you who believe, do not take My enemy and your enemy as allies, you extend love to them, even though they have rejected the truth that has come to you. They drive you and the messenger out, just because you believe in God, your Lord. If you mobilize to struggle in My cause, seeking My blessings, how can you secretly love them? I am fully aware of everything you conceal, and everything you declare. Those among you who do this have indeed strayed off the right path.

2. Whenever they encounter you, they treat you as enemies, and hurt you with their hands and tongues. They desire you to disbelieve.

3. Neither your relatives nor your money can ever help you. On the Day of Resurrection, He will judge among you. God is Seer of everything you do.

4. There is a good example set for you by Abraham and those with him. They said to their people: “We disown you and the idols that you worship besides God. We reject you, and you will see nothing from us except animosity and hatred until you believe in God alone.” Except for the saying of Abraham to his father: “I will pray for your forgiveness, even though I possess no power to protect you from God.” “Our Lord, we trust in You, and we turn to You; to You is the final destiny.”

5. “Our Lord, do not let us become a test for those who disbelieved, and forgive us. You are the Noble, the Wise.”

6. A good example has been set by them for those who seek God and the Last Day. As for those who turn away, God is the Rich, the Praiseworthy.

7. Perhaps God will grant love between you and those you consider enemies. God is Capable. God is Forgiving, Merciful.

8. God does not forbid you from those who do not fight you because of the system, nor drive you out of your homes. You may befriend them and be equitable towards them. God loves the equitable.

9. God forbids you only from those who fight you because of the system, and drive you out of your homes, and band together with others to drive you out. You shall not ally with them. Those who ally with them are the transgressors.

10. O you who believe, if the believing women come emigrating to you, you shall test them. God is fully aware of their belief. Once you establish that they are believers, you shall not return them to the disbelievers. They are no longer lawful for them, nor are the disbelievers lawful for the women. Give back the dowries that the disbelievers have paid. You commit no error by marrying them, so long as you pay them their due dowries. Do not keep disbelieving wives. You may ask them for the dowry you had paid, and they may ask for what they paid. This is God’s rule; He rules among you. God is Knowledgeable, Wise.

11. If any of your wives join the enemies’ camp, and you are forced to fight, you shall force the enemy to compensate the men who lost their wives, by giving them what they spent on their wives. You shall reverence God, in whom you believe.

12. O you prophet, if the believing women come to make allegiance to you that they will not set up anything beside God, nor steal, nor commit adultery, nor kill their children, nor fabricate any falsehood, nor disobey you in any just matter, you shall accept their allegiance, and pray to God to forgive them. God is Forgiver, Merciful.

13. O you who believe, do not ally a people with whom God is angry, and who are hopelessly stuck in disbelief; they are just as hopeless as the disbelievers who are already in the graves.

Chapter-61

In the name of God, the Almighty, the Most Merciful

1. Glorifying God is everything in the heavens and everything on the earth. He is the Noble, the Wise.

2. O you who believe, why do you say what you do not do?

3. Most abominable with God is that you say what you do not do.

4. God loves those who fight in His cause in one column, they are like bricks in a wall.

5. And when Moses said to his people: “O my people, why do you hurt me, even though you know that I am God’s messenger to you?” But when they deviated, God diverted their hearts. For God does not guide the wicked people.

6. And when Jesus, son of Mary, said: “O children of Israel, I am God’s messenger to you, authenticating what is present with me of the Torah and bringing good news of a messenger to come after me whose name will be Ahmad.” But when he showed them the clear proofs, they said: “This is profound magic.”

7. Who is more evil than one who fabricates lies about God, while he is being invited to surrender? God does not guide the evil people.

8. They wish to put out God’s light with their mouths. But God will continue with His light, even if the rejecters dislike it.

9. He is the One who sent His messenger with the guidance and the system of truth, so that it will expose all other systems, in spite of those who set up partners.

10. O you who believe, shall I lead you to a trade that will save you from painful retribution.

11. Believe in God and His messenger and strive in the cause of God with your money and your lives. This is the best deal for you, if you only knew.

12. He will then forgive your sins, and admit you into gardens with rivers flowing beneath, and beautiful mansions in the gardens of Eden. This is the greatest triumph.

13. And also you will receive what you love: a victory from God and an incursion that is close at hand. And give good news to the believers.

14. O you who believe, be God’s supporters, as Jesus the son of Mary said to his disciples: “Who are my supporters towards God?” They said: “We are God’s supporters.” Thus, a group from the Children of Israel believed, and another group rejected. So We supported those who believed against their enemy, until they won.

Chapter-62

In the name of God, the Almighty, the Most Merciful

1. Glorifying God is everything in the heavens and everything on the earth; the King, the Sacred, the Noble, the Wise.

2. He is the One who sent to the Gentiles a messenger from among themselves, to recite to them His revelations, and to purify them, and teach them the scripture and wisdom. Before this, they had gone far astray.

3. And to many generations subsequent to them. He is the Noble, the Wise.

4. Such is God’s grace that He bestows upon whomever He wills. God is Possessor of Infinite Grace.

5. The example of those who were given the Torah, then failed to uphold it, is like the donkey carrying great works of literature. Miserable indeed is the example of people who rejected God’s revelations. God does not guide the wicked people.

6. Say: “O you who are Jewish, if you claim that you are God’s chosen, to the exclusion of all other people, then you should long for death if you are truthful!”

7. But they will never long for it, because of what they have committed. God is fully aware of the wicked.

8. Say: “The death that you are trying to evade will eventually find you. Then you will be returned to the Knower of all secrets and declarations, then He will inform you of everything you had done.”

9. O you who believe, if the assembly is called to for the day of gathering, then you shall hasten towards the remembrance of God, and cease all selling. This is better for you, if you only knew.

10. Thus, once the assembly is complete, then you shall disperse through the land and seek God’s provisions, and remember God frequently, that you may succeed.

11. And if they come across any trade, or some entertainment, they rush to it and leave you standing! Say: “What God possesses is far better than entertainment or trade. God is the best Provider.”

Chapter-63

In the name of God, the Almighty, the Most Merciful

1. When the hypocrites come to you they say: “We bear witness that you are the messenger of God.” And God knows that you are His messenger, and God bears witness that the hypocrites are liars.

2. They have undertaken deceit through their oath, so that may they repel the people from the path of God. Miserable indeed is what they do.

3. This is because they believed, then disbelieved. Hence, their hearts are blocked; they do not understand.

4. And when you see them, you may be impressed by their physical stature. And when they speak, you may listen to their eloquence. They are like standing logs. They think that every call is intended for them. These are the real enemies; beware of them. God condemns them; they have deviated.

5. And if they are told: “Come and let the messenger of God pray for your forgiveness,” they mockingly turn their heads, and you see them repel others and act arrogantly.

6. It is the same for them, whether you pray for their forgiveness, or do not pray for their forgiveness; God will not forgive them. For God does not guide the wicked people.

7. They are the ones who say: “Do not give any money to aid those who followed the messenger of God, unless they abandon him!” However, God possesses the treasures of the heavens and the earth, but the hypocrites do not comprehend.

8. They say: “When we go back to the city, the powerful therein will evict the weak.” But all dignity belongs to God and His messenger, and the believers. However, the hypocrites do not know.

9. O you who believe, do not let your money and your children distract you from remembering God. Those who do this are the losers.

10. You shall give from our provisions to you before death comes to you, then you say: “My Lord, if only You could delay this for a short while, I would then be charitable and join the righteous!”

11. God never delays the appointed time of death for any soul. God is Expert of everything you do.

Chapter-64

In the name of God, the Almighty, the Most Merciful

1. Glorifying God is everything in the heavens and everything on the earth. To Him belongs all kingship, and to Him belongs all praise, and He is capable of all things.

2. He is the One who created you, then among you there is the disbeliever, and the believer. God is Seer over everything you do.

3. He created the heavens and the earth with truth, and He designed you and perfected your design, then to Him is the final destiny.

4. He knows everything in the heavens and the earth, and He knows everything you conceal and everything you declare. God is fully aware of the innermost thoughts.

5. Did the news not come to you of those who had rejected in the past? They suffered the consequences of their decision and they incurred a painful retribution.

6. This is because their messengers went to them with clear proofs, but they said: “Shall we follow humans who guide us?” So they rejected and turned away. God does not need them; God is in no need, Praiseworthy.

7. Those who rejected claim that they will not be resurrected. “Yes indeed, by my Lord, you will be resurrected, and you will be held accountable for everything you have done. This is easy for God to do.”

8. Therefore, you shall believe in God and His messenger, and the light that we have revealed herein. God is fully Expert over all that you do.

9. The day when He gathers you to the Day of Gathering. That is the Day of blaming each other. Anyone who believes in God and leads a righteous life, He will remit his sins, and will admit him into gardens with rivers flowing beneath. They abide therein forever. This is the greatest triumph.

10. As for those who reject and deny Our revelations, they are the dwellers of the fire; they abide therein forever. What a miserable destiny!

11. No misfortune strikes except with God’s leave. Anyone who believes in God, He will guide his heart. God is fully aware of all things.

12. You shall obey God and you shall obey the messenger. And if you turn away, then it is only required of Our messenger to deliver clearly.

13. God, there is no God besides Him. In God the believers shall put their trust.

14. O you who believe, from among your spouses and your children are enemies; so beware of them. If you pardon, forget, and forgive, then God is Forgiver, Merciful.

15. Your money and children are a test, and with God is a great recompense.

16. Therefore, you shall reverence God as much as you can, and listen, and obey, and give for your own good. Anyone who is protected from his own stinginess, these are the successful ones.

17. If you lend God a loan of righteousness, He will multiply the reward for you many fold, and forgive you. God is Appreciative, Compassionate.

18. The Knower of all secrets and declarations; the Noble, the Wise.

Chapter-65

In the name of God, the Almighty, the Most Merciful

1. O you prophet, if anyone divorces the women, you shall ensure that the divorce interim is fulfilled, and measure the interim. You shall reverence God your Lord. Do not evict the women from their homes, nor shall you make life miserable for them, to force them to leave on their own, unless they commit a proven adultery. These are God’s limits. Anyone who transgresses God’s limits commits an injustice against himself. You never know; perhaps God will make something good to come out of this.

2. Once the interim is fulfilled, then you shall either reconcile with them equitably, or go through with the separation equitably. You shall have two equitable witnesses from among you and give the testimony for God. This is to enlighten those who believe in God and the Last Day. Anyone who reverences God, He will create an exit for him.

3. And He will provide for him whence he never expected. Anyone who puts his trust in God, then He suffices him. God’s commands will be done. God has decreed for everything its fate.

4. As for the women who have reached menopause, if you have any doubts, their interim shall be three months. As for those who do not menstruate, and discover that they are pregnant, their interim ends upon giving birth. Anyone who reverences God, He makes everything easy for him.

5. This is God’s command that He sends down to you. Anyone who reverences God, He remits his sins, and rewards him generously.

6. You shall allow them to live in the same home in which they lived with you, and do not annoy them so that they leave on their own. If they are pregnant, you shall spend on them until they give birth. If they nurse the infant, you shall pay them for this service. You shall maintain the amicable relations among you. If you disagree, you may hire another woman to nurse the child.

7. The rich husband shall provide support in accordance with his means, and the poor shall provide according to the means that God bestowed upon him. God does not impose on any soul more than He has given it. God will provide ease after difficulty.

8. Many a community rebelled against the commands of its Lord and against His messengers. Consequently, we held them strictly accountable, and requited them a terrible requital.

9. They suffered the consequences of their decisions; a profound loss.

10. God has prepared for them a severe retribution. Therefore, you shall reverence God, O you who possess intelligence and believed. God has sent down to you a remembrance.

11. A messenger who recites to you God’s revelations, clearly, to lead those who believe and work righteousness out of the darkness into the light. Anyone who believes in God and leads a righteous life, He will admit him into gardens with flowing streams; they abide therein forever. God will generously reward him.

12. God who created seven worlds and the same number of earths. The commands flow among them. This is to let you know that God is capable of all things, and that God has encompassed all things with His knowledge.

Chapter-66

In the name of God, the Almighty, the Most Merciful

1. O you prophet, why do you prohibit what God has made lawful for you, seeking to please your wives? God is Forgiver, Merciful.

2. God has decreed for you the laws dealing with your oaths. God is your Lord, and He is the Knowledgeable, the Wise.

3. The prophet had trusted some of his wives with a certain statement, then one of them spread it, and God let him know about it. He then informed his wife of part of the issue, and disregarded part. She said: “Who informed you of this?” He said: “I was informed by the Knowledgeable, the Expert.”

4. If the two of you repent to God, then your hearts have listened. But if you band together against him, then God is his ally, and so are Gabriel and the righteous believers. Also, the Angels are his helpers.

5. If he divorces you, his Lord will substitute other wives in your place who are better than you; surrendering, believers, obedient, repentant, worshipping, pious, either previously married, or virgins.

6. O you who believe, protect yourselves and your families from a fire whose fuel is people and rocks. Guarding it are stern and powerful Angels who never disobey God; they do whatever they are commanded to do.

7. O you who have rejected, do not apologize today. You are being requited only for what you did.

8. O you who believe, you shall repent to God a firm repentance. Your Lord will then remit your sins and admit you into gardens with flowing streams. On that day, God will not disappoint the prophet and those who believed with him. Their light will radiate in front of them and to their right. They will say: our Lord, perfect our light for us, and forgive us; You are Omnipotent”

9. O prophet, strive against the rejecters and the hypocrites and be stern with them. Their abode is Hell, and a miserable destiny.

10. God cites as examples of those who have rejected, the wife of Noah and the wife of Lot. They were married to two of our righteous servants, but they betrayed them and, consequently, they could not help them at all against God. The two of them were told: “Enter the fire with those who will enter it.”

11. And God cites as an example of those who believed the wife of Pharaoh. She said: “My Lord, build a home for me at You in Paradise, and save me from Pharaoh and his works; save me from the transgressing people.”

12. Also Mary, the daughter of Imran. She maintained her chastity, then we blew into her from our spirit. She believed in the words of her Lord and His scriptures; she was obedient.

Chapter-67

In the name of God, the Almighty, the Most Merciful

1. Most exalted is the One in whose hands is all sovereignty, and He is capable of all things.

2. The One who created death and life to test you. Which of you will do better works? He is the Noble, the Forgiving.

3. He created seven skies in layers. You do not see any imperfection in the creation by the Almighty. Keep looking; do you see any flaw?

4. Look again twice; your eyes will come back stumped and conquered.

5. And We adorned the closest worlds with lamps, and guarded its borders with projectiles against the devils; we prepared for them a retribution in Hell.

6. And for those who rejected their Lord, the retribution of Hell. What a miserable destiny.

7. When they are thrown therein, they hear its furor as it boils.

8. It almost explodes from rage. Whenever a group is thrown therein, its guards would ask them: “Did you not receive a warner?”

9. They said: “Yes indeed; a warner did come to us, but we disbelieved and said: God did not reveal anything. You are totally astray.”

10. And they said: “If we had listened or understood, we would not be among the dwellers of Hell!”

11. Thus, they confessed their sins. Woe to the dwellers of Hell.

12. As for those who reverence their Lord, even unseen, they have attained forgiveness and a great recompense.

13. Whether you keep your utterances secret, or declare them, He is fully aware of the innermost thoughts.

14. Should He not know what He created? He is the Sublime, the Expert.

15. He is the One who put the Earth at your service. Roam its corners, and eat from His provisions. To Him is the final summoning.

16. Are you secure that the One in heaven will not strike the earth and cause it to tumble?

17. Or are you secure that the One in heaven will not send upon you a violent storm? Will you then appreciate the value of My warning?

18. Others before them have disbelieved; how terrible was My requital!

19. Have they not looked to the birds above them lined up in columns and spreading their wings? The Almighty is the One who holds them in the air. He is Seer of all things.

20. Where are those soldiers who can help you against the Almighty? Indeed, the disbelievers are deceived.

21. Who is there to provide for you if He withholds His provisions? Indeed, they have plunged deep into transgression and aversion.

22. Is one who walks while slumped over on his face better guided, or one who walks straight on the right path?

23. Say: “He is the One who initiated you, and granted you the hearing, the eyes, and the hearts. Rarely are you appreciative.”

24. Say: “He is the One who placed you on earth, and before Him you will be gathered.”

25. And they say: “When will this promise come to pass, if you are truthful?”

26. Say: “The knowledge is only with God, and I am only a clear warner.”

27. So when they see it happening, the faces of those who disbelieved will turn miserable, and it will be proclaimed: “This is what you used to mock.”

28. Say: “Do you see? If God decides to annihilate me and those with me, or to shower us with His mercy, who is there to protect the disbelievers from a painful retribution?”

29. Say: “He is the Almighty; we believe in Him, and we trust in Him. You will surely find out who is really far astray.”

30. Say: “What if your water sinks away, who will provide you with pure water?”

Chapter-68

In the name of God, the Almighty, the Most Merciful

1. N, the pen, and what they write.

2. You have not turned crazy by the blessing of your Lord.

3. And you have attained a recompense that is well deserved.

4. And you are of a high moral character.

5. So you will see, and they will see.

6. Which of you are condemned.

7. Your Lord is fully aware of those who strayed off His path, and He is fully aware of those who are guided.

8. Do not obey those who deny.

9. They wish that you compromise, so they too can compromise.

10. Do not obey every lowly swearer.

11. A slanderer, a backbiter.

12. Forbidder of charity, a transgressor, a sinner.

13. Unappreciative, and greedy.

14. Even though he possessed enough money and children.

15. When Our revelations are recited to him, he says: “Tales from the past!”

16. We will mark him on the path.

17. We have tested them like we tested the owners of the garden who swore that they will harvest it in the morning.

18. They were so absolutely sure.

19. So a storm passed by from your Lord while they were asleep.

20. By morning, it was barren.

21. They called on each other in the morning.

22. “Let us harvest the crop.”

23. On their way, they confided to each other.

24. That from then on, none of them would be poor.

25. They were so absolutely sure of their harvest.

26. But when they saw it, they said: “We were so wrong!”

27. “Now, we have nothing!”

28. The best among them said: “If only you had glorified!”

29. They said: “Glory be to our Lord. We have transgressed.”

30. They started to blame each other.

31. They said: “Woe to us. We sinned.”

32. “Perhaps our Lord grant us a better one. We repent to our Lord.”

33. Such was the requital. But the retribution of the Hereafter is far worse, if they only knew.

34. The righteous have deserved, at their Lord, gardens of bliss.

35. Shall we treat those who have surrendered as if they are the criminals?

36. What is wrong with you, how do you judge?

37. Or do you have another scripture to uphold?

38. In it, do you find anything you want?

39. Or, have you received solemn assurances from us that grant you whatever you wish on the Day of Resurrection?

40. Ask them: “Who guarantees this for you?”

41. Or do they have partners? Let their partners help them, if they are truthful.

42. The day will come when they will be exposed, and they will be required to submit, but they will be unable to.

43. With their eyes subdued, humiliation will cover them. They were invited to submit when they were whole and able.

44. Therefore, let Me deal with those who reject this narration; We will lead them on whence they never perceive.

45. I will lead them on; My scheming is formidable.

46. Are you asking them for money, so they are burdened by the fine?

47. Do they know the future? Do they have it recorded?

48. You shall steadfastly persevere in carrying out the commands of your Lord. Do not be like he who called from inside the whale.

49. If it were not for his Lord’s grace, he would have been ejected into the desert as a sinner.

50. But his Lord blessed him, and made him righteous.

51. Those who have rejected show their ridicule in their eyes when they hear the message and say: “He is crazy!”

52. It is but a reminder for the world.

Chapter-69

In the name of God, the Almighty, the Most Merciful

1. The truth.

2. What is the truth?

3. Certainly do you know what is the truth?

4. Thamud and ‘Aad disbelieved in the Shocker.

5. As for Thamud, they were annihilated by the devastation.

6. And as for ‘Aad, they were annihilated by a persistent, violent storm.

7. He unleashed it upon them for seven nights and eight days, violently. You could see the people tossed around like decayed palm trunks.

8. Do you see any of them remaining?

9. Pharaoh, and those before him, and the sinners came with wickedness.

10. They disobeyed the messenger of their Lord. Consequently, He requited them a devastating requital.

11. When the water flooded, We carried you on the floating vessel.

12. So We rendered it a lesson for you, that any listening ear may understand.

13. And when the horn is blown once.

14. And the earth and the mountains will be carried off and crushed; utterly crushed.

15. On that day the inevitable event will come to pass.

16. The sky will crack, and fall apart.

17. The Angels will be all around, and Your Lord’s throne will be carried by eight.

18. On that day, you will be exposed, nothing of you can be hidden.

19. As for the one who receives his record with his right hand, he will say: “Come read my record.”

20. “I knew that I was going to be held accountable.”

21. He has deserved a happy life.

22. In an exalted Paradise.

23. Its fruits are within reach.

24. Eat and drink happily in return for your works in days past.

25. As for him who is given his record in his left hand, he will say: “Oh, I wish I never received my record.”

26. “I wish I never knew my account.”

27. “I wish my death was eternal.”

28. “My money cannot help me.”

29. “All my power is gone.”

30. Take him and shackle him.

31. Burn him in Hell.

32. In a chain that is seventy arms long, tie him up.

33. For he did not believe in God, the Great.

34. Nor did he advocate the feeding of the poor.

35. Consequently, he has no friend here.

36. Nor any food, except the bitter variety.

37. Food for the sinners.

38. I swear by what you see.

39. And what you do not see.

40. This is the utterance of an honourable messenger.

41. Not the utterance of a poet; rarely do you believe.

42. Nor the utterance of a soothsayer; rarely do you take heed.

43. A revelation from the Lord of the worlds.

44. Had he uttered any other teachings.

45. We would have punished him.

46. We would have stopped the revelations to him.

47. None of you could have helped him.

48. This is a reminder for the righteous.

49. We know; some of you are deniers.

50. It is but sorrow for the rejecters.

51. It is the absolute truth.

52. Therefore, you shall glorify the name of your Lord, the Great.

Chapter-70

In the name of God, the Almighty, the Most Merciful

1. Someone asked about the inevitable retribution.

2. For the rejecters, there is nothing that will stop it.

3. From God, possessor of the ascending portals.

4. The Angels and the Spirit ascent to Him in a day which is equivalent to fifty thousand years.

5. So be patient with a good patience.

6. They see it as far away.

7. And We see it as near.

8. On the day the sky is like molten copper.

9. And the mountains are like wool.

10. And no friend will ask about his friend.

11. When they see it, the criminal will wish he can ransom his children against the retribution.

12. As well as his mate and his brother.

13. As well as his whole clan that protected him.

14. And all who are on earth , so that he can be saved!

15. No, it is a flame.

16. Eager to roast.

17. It calls on those who turned away.

18. And who hoarded and counted.

19. Indeed, mankind was created anxious.

20. When adversity touches him he is miserable.

21. And when good touches him he is stingy.

22. Except for those who assemble.

23. Who are always constant in their assembly.

24. And those who set aside part of their wealth.

25. For the seeker and the denied.

26. And those who believe in the Day of Judgment.

27. And those who are fearful of their Lord’s retribution.

28. The retribution of their Lord is not to be taken for granted.

29. And those who conceal their private parts.

30. Except around their spouses or those who are still their dependants, there is no blame.

31. Then, whoever seeks anything beyond this, they are the transgressors.

32. And those who are trustworthy and keep their pledges.

33. And those who uphold their testimonies.

34. And those who are dedicated to their assembly.

35. They will be honoured in gardens.

36. So what is wrong with the rejecters staring at you?

37. From the right and the left, in crowds?

38. Does every one of them hope to enter a garden of paradise?

39. No, We have created them from what they know.

40. So I swear by the Lord of the east and the west that We are able.

41. To replace them with better people, We can never be defeated.

42. So let them talk in vain and play, until they meet their day which they are promised.

43. When they will come out of the graves in a rush, as if they are racing towards a goal.

44. Their eyes are cast down, with shame covering them. This is the day which they were promised.

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