29a. Al-Ankabut (1 to 50)
Alif . Lam . Mim ., Do men imagine that they will be left ( at ease ) because , Lo! We tested those who were before you . Thus Allah …
Alif . Lam . Mim .
Do men imagine that they will be left ( at ease ) because they say , We believe , and will not be tested with affliction?
Lo! We tested those who were before you . Thus Allah knoweth those who are sincere , and knoweth those who feign .
Or do those who do ill deeds imagine that they can outstrip Us : Evil ( for them ) is that which they decide .
Whoso looketh forward to the meeting with Allah ( let him know that ) Allah ' s reckoning is surely nigh , and He is the Hearer , the Knower .
And whosoever striveth , striveth only for himself , for lo! Allah is altogether Independent of ( His ) creatures .
And as for those who believe and do good works , We shall remit from them their evil deeds and shall repay them the best that they did .
We have enjoined on man kindness to parents ; but if they strive to make thee join with Me that of which thou past no knowledge , then obey them not . Unto Me is your return and I shall tell you what ye used to do .
And as for those who believe and do good works , We verify shall make them enter in among the righteous .
Of mankind is he who saith : We believe in Allah , but , if he be made to suffer for the sake of Allah , he mistaketh the persecution of mankind for Allah ' s punishment ; and then , if victory cometh from thy Lord , will say : Lo! we were with you ( all the while ) . Is not Allah best aware of what is in the bosoms of ( His ) creatures?
Verily Allah knoweth those who believe , and verily He knoweth the hypocrites .
Those who disbelieve say unto those who believe : Follow our way ( of religion ) and we verily will bear your sins ( for you ) . They cannot bear aught of their sins . Lo! they verily are liars .
But they verily will hear their own loads and other loads beside their own , and they verify will be questioned on the nay of Resurrection concerning that which they invented .
And verify We sent Noah ( as Our messenger ) unto his folk , and he continued with them for a thousand years save fifty years ; and the flood engulfed them , for they were wrongdoers .
And We rescued him and those with him in the ship , and made of it a portent for the peoples .
And Abraham! ( Remember ) when he said unto his folk : serve Allah , and keep your duty unto Him ; that is better for you if ye did but know .
Ye serve instead of Allah only idols , and ye only invent a lie . Lo! those whom ye serve instead of Allah own no provision for you . So seek your provision from Allah , and serve Him , and give thanks unto Him , ( for ) unto Him ye will be brought back .
But if ye deny , then nations have denied before you . The messenger is only to convey ( the Message ) plainly .
See they not how Allah produceth creation , then reproduceth it? Lo! for Allah that is easy .
Say ( O Muhammad ) : Travel in the land and see how He originated creation , then Allah bringeth forth the later growth . Lo! Allah is Able to do all things .
He punisheth whom He will and showeth mercy unto whom He will , and unto Him ye will be turned .
Ye cannot escape ( from Him ) in the earth or in the sky , and beside Allah there is for you no friend nor helper .
Those who disbelieve in the revelations of Allah and in ( their ) Meeting with Him , such have no hope of My mercy . For such there is a painful doom .
But the answer of his folk was only that they said : "Kill him" or "Burn him . " Then Allah saved him from the fire . Lo! herein verily are portents for folk who believe .
He said : Ye have chosen idols instead of Allah . The love between you is only in the life of the world . Then on the Day of Resurrection ye will deny each other and curse each other , and your abode will be the Fire , and ye will have no helpers .
And Lot believed him , and said : Lo! I am a fugitive unto my Lord . Lo! He , only He , is the Mighty , the Wise .
And We bestowed on him Isaac and Jacob , and We established the Prophethood and the Scripture among his seed , and We gave him his reward in the world , and lo! in the Hereafter he verily is among the righteous .
And Lot! ( Remember ) when he said unto his folk : Lo! ye commit lewdness such as no creature did before you .
For come ye not in unto males , and cut ye not the road ( for travellers ) , and commit ye not abomination in your meetings? But the answer of his folk was only that they said : Bring Allah ' s doom upon us if thou art a truth teller!
He said : My Lord! Give me victory over folk who work corruption .
And when Our messengers brought Abraham the good news , they said : Lo! we are about to destroy the people of that township , for its people are wrong doers .
He said : Lo! Lot is there . They said : We are best aware of who is there . We are to deliver him and his household , all save his wife , who is of those who stay behind .
And when Our messengers came unto Lot , he was troubled upon their account , for he could not protect them ; but they said : Fear not , nor grieve! Lo! we are to deliver thee and thy household , ( all ) save thy wife , who is of those who stay behind .
Lo! we are about to bring down upon folk of this township a fury from the sky because they are evil livers .
And verily of that We have left a clear sign for people who have sense .
And unto Midian We sent Shueyb , their brother . He said O my people! Serve Allah , and look forward to the Last Day , and do not evil , making mischief , in the earth .
But they denied him , and the dreadful earthquake took them , and morning found them prostrate in their dwelling place .
And ( the tribes of ) Aad and Thamud! ( Their fate ) is manifest unto you from their ( ruined and deserted ) dwellings . Satan made their deeds seem fair unto them and so debarred them from the Way , though they were keen observers .
And Korah , Pharaoh and Haman! Moses came unto them with clear proofs ( of Allah ' s sovereignty ) , but they were boastful in the land . And they were not winners ( in the race ) .
So We took each one in his sin ; of them was he on whom We sent a hurricane , and of them was he who was overtaken by the ( Awful ) Cry , and of them was he whom We caused the earth to swallow , and of them was he whom We drowned . It was not for Allah to wrong them , but they wronged themselves .
The likeness of those who choose other patrons than Allah is as the likeness of the spider when she taketh unto herself a house , and lo! the frailest of all houses is the spider ' s house , if they but knew .
Lo! Allah knoweth what thing they invoke instead of Him . He is the Mighty , the Wise .
As for these similitudes , We coin them for mankind , but none will grasp their meaning save the wise .
Allah created the heavens and the earth with truth . Lo! therein is indeed a portent for believers .
Recite that which hath been inspired in thee of the Scripture , and establish worship . Lo! worship preserveth from lewdness and iniquity , but verily remembrance of Allah is more important . And Allah knoweth what ye do .
And argue not with the People of the Scripture unless it be in ( a way ) that is better , save with such of them as do wrong ; and say : We believe in that which hath been revealed unto us and revealed unto you ; our God and your God is One , and unto Him we surrender .
In like manner We have revealed unto thee the Scripture , and those unto whom We gave the Scripture aforetime will believe therein ; and of these ( also ) there are some who believe therein . And none deny our revelations save the disbelievers
And thou ( O Muhammad ) wast not a reader of any scripture before it , nor didst thou write it with thy right hand , for then might those have doubted , who follow falsehood .
But it is clear revelations in the hearts of those who have been given knowledge , and none deny our revelations save wrong doers .
And they say : Why are not portents sent down upon him from his Lord? Say : Portents are with Allah only , and I am but a plain warner .