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Alif . Lam . Ra . These are verses of the wise Scripture ., Is it a wonder for mankind that We have inspired a man …
Alif . Lam . Ra . These are verses of the wise Scripture .
Is it a wonder for mankind that We have inspired a man among them , saying : Warn mankind and bring unto those who believe the good tidings that they have a sure footing with their Lord? The disbelievers say : Lo! this is a mere wizard .
Lo! your Lord is Allah Who created the heavens and the earth in six days , then He established Himself upon the Throne , directing all things . There is no intercessor ( with Him ) save after His permission . That is Allah , your Lord , so worship Him . Oh , will ye not remind?
Unto Him is the return of all of you ; it is a promise of Allah in truth . Lo! He produceth creation , then reproduceth it , that He may reward those who believe and do good works with equity ; while , as for those who disbelieve , theirs will be a boiling drink and painful doom because they disbelieved .
He it is who appointed the sun a splendor and the moon a light , and measured for her stages , that ye might know the number of the years , and the reckoning . Allah created not ( all ) that save in truth . He detaileth the revelations for people who have knowledge .
Lo! in the difference of day and night and all that Allah hath created in the heavens and the earth are portents , verily , for folk who ward off ( evil ) .
Lo! those who expect not the meeting with Us but desire the life of the world and feel secure therein , and those who are neglectful of Our revelations ,
Their home will be the Fire because of what they used to earn .
Lo! those who believe and do good works , their Lord guideth them by their faith . Rivers will flow beneath them in the Gardens of Delight ,
Their prayer therein will be : Glory be to Thee , O Allah! and their greeting therein will be : Peace . And the conclusion of their prayer will be : Praise be to Allah , Lord of the Worlds!
If Allah were to hasten on for men the ill ( that they have earned ) as they would hasten on the good , their respite would already have expired . But We suffer those who look not for the meeting with Us to wander blindly on in their contumacy .
And if misfortune touch a man he crieth unto Us , ( while reclining ) on his side , or sitting or standing , but when We have relieved him of the misfortune he goeth his way as though he had not cried unto Us because of a misfortune that afflicted him . Thus is what they do made ( seeming ) fair unto the prodigal .
We destroyed the generations before you when they did wrong ; and their messengers ( from Allah ) came unto them with clear proofs ( of His Sovereignty ) but they would not believe . Thus do We reward the guilty folk :
Then We appointed you viceroys in the earth after them , that We might see how ye behave .
And when Our clear revelations are recited unto them they who look not for the meeting with Us say : Bring a Lecture other than this , or change it . Say ( O Muhammad ) : It is not for me to change it of my own accord . I only follow that which is inspired in me . Lo! If I disobey my Lord I fear the retribution of an awful Day .
Say : If Allah had so willed I should not have recited it to you nor would He have made it known to you . I dwelt among you a whole lifetime before it ( came to me ) . Have ye then no sense?
Who doeth greater wrong than he who inventeth a lie concerning Allah and denieth His revelations? Lo! the guilty never are successful .
They worship beside Allah that which neither hurteth them nor profiteth them , and they say : These are our intercessors with Allah . Say : Would ye inform Allah of ( something ) that He knoweth not in the heavens or in the earth? Praised be He and high exalted above all that ye associate ( with Him ) !
Mankind were but one community ; then they differed ; and had it not been for a word that had already gone forth from thy Lord it had been judged between them in respect of that wherein they differ .
And they will say : If only a portent were sent down upon him from his Lord! Then say ( O Muhammad ) : The Unseen belongeth to Allah . So wait! Lo , I am waiting with you .
And when We cause mankind to taste of mercy after some adversity which had afflicted them , behold! they have some plot against Our revelations . Say : Allah is more swift in plotting . Lo! Our messengers write down that which ye plot .
He it is Who maketh you to go on the land and the sea till , when ye are in the ships and they sail with them with a fair breeze and they are glad therein , a storm wind reacheth them and the wave cometh unto them from every side and they deem that they are overwhelmed therein ; ( then ) they cry unto Allah , making their faith pure for Him only ; If Thou deliver us from this , we truly will be of the thankful .
Yet when He hath delivered them , behold! they rebel in the earth wrongfully . O mankind! Your rebellion is only against yourselves . ( Ye have ) enjoyment of the life of the world ; then unto Us is your return and We shall proclaim unto you what ye used to do .
The similitude of the life of the world is only as water which We send down from the sky , then the earth ' s growth of that which men and cattle eat mingleth with it till , when the earth hath taken on her ornaments and is embellished , and her people deem that they are masters of her , Our commandment cometh by night or by day and we make it as reaped corn as if it had not flourished yesterday . Thus do We expound the revelations for people who reflect .
And Allah summoneth to the abode of peace , and leadeth whom He will to a straight path .
For those who do good is the best ( reward ) and more ( thereto ) . Neither dust nor ignominy cometh near their faces . Such are rightful owners of the Garden ; they will abide therein .
And those who earn ill deeds , ( for them ) requital of each ill deed by the like thereof ; and ignominy overtaketh them . They have no protector from Allah . As if their faces had been covered with a cloak of darkest night . Such are rightful owners of the Fire ; they will abide therein
On the day when We gather them all together , then We say unto those who ascribed partners ( unto Us ) : Stand back , ye and your ( pretended ) partners ( of Allah ) ! And We separate them , the one from the other , and their ( pretended ) partners say : It was not us ye worshipped .
Allah sufficeth as a witness between us and you , that we were unaware of your worship .
There doth every soul experience that which it did aforetime , and they are returned unto Allah , their rightful Lord , and that which they used to invent hath failed them .
Say ( unto them , O Muhammad ) : Who provideth for you from the sky and the earth , or Who owneth hearing and sight ; and Who bringeth forth the living from the dead and bringeth forth the dead from the living ; and Who directeth the course? They will say : Allah . Then say : Will ye not then keep your duty ( unto Him ) ?
Such then is Allah , your rightful Lord . After the Truth what is there saving error? How then are ye turned away!
Thus is the Word of thy Lord justified concerning those who do wrong : that they believe not .
Say : Is there of your partners ( whom ye ascribe unto Allah ) one that produceth Creation and then reproduceth it? Say : Allah produceth creation , then reproduceth it . How then , are ye misled!
Say : Is there of your partners ( whom ye ascribe unto Allah ) one that leadeth to the Truth? Say : Allah leadeth to the Truth . Is He Who leadeth to the Truth more deserving that He should be followed , or he who findeth not the way unless he ( himself ) be guided . What aileth you? How judge ye?
Most of them follow naught but conjecture . Assuredly conjecture can by no means take the place of truth . Lo! Allah is Aware of what they do .
And this quran_en is not such as could ever be invented in despite of Allah ; but it is a confirmation of that which was before it and an exposition of that which is decreed for mankind . Therein is no doubt from the Lord of the Worlds .
Or say they : He hath invented it? Say : Then bring a surah like unto it , and call ( for help ) on all ye can besides Allah , if ye are truthful .
Nay , but they denied that , the knowledge whereof they could not compass , and whereof the interpretation ( in events ) hath not yet come unto them . Even so did those before them deny . Then see what was the consequence for the wrongdoers!
And of them is he who believeth therein , and of them is he who believeth not therein , and thy Lord is best aware of the corrupters .
And if they deny thee , say : Unto me my work , and unto you your work . Ye are innocent of what I do , and I am innocent of what ye do .
And of them are some who listen unto thee . But canst thou make the deaf to hear even though they apprehend not?
And of them is he who looketh toward thee . But canst thou guide the blind even though they see not?
Lo! Allah wrongeth not mankind in aught ; but mankind wrong themselves .
And on the day when He shall gather them together , ( when it will seem ) as though they had tarried but an hour of the day , recognizing one another , those will . verily have perished who denied the meeting with Allah and were not guided .
Whether We let thee ( O Muhammad ) behold something of that which We promise them or ( whether We ) cause thee to die , still unto Us is their return , and Allah , moreover , is Witness over what they do .
And for every nation there is a messenger . And when their messenger cometh ( on the Day of Judgment ) it will be judged between them fairly , and they will not be wronged .
And they say : When will this promise be fulfilled , if ye are truthful?
Say : I have no power to hurt or benefit myself , save that which Allah willeth . For every nation there is an appointed time . When their time cometh , then they cannot put it off an hour , nor hasten ( it ) .
Say : Have ye thought : When His doom cometh unto you as a raid by night , or in the ( busy ) day ; what is there of it that the guilty ones desire to hasten?