11a. Hud (1 to 50)
Alif . Lam . Ra . ( This is ) a Scripture the revelations
whereof are perfected and then expounded . ( It cometh ) …
Alif . Lam . Ra . ( This is ) a Scripture the revelations whereof are perfected and then expounded . ( It cometh ) from One Wise , Informed ,
( Saying ) : Serve none but Allah . Lo! I am Unto you from Him a warner and a bringer of good tidings .
And ( bidding you ) : Ask pardon of your Lord and turn to Him repentant . He will cause you to enjoy a fair estate until a time appointed . He giveth His bounty unto every bountiful one . But if ye turn away , Lo! ( then ) I fear for you the retribution of an awful Day .
Unto Allah is your return , and He is able to do all things .
Lo! now they fold up their breasts that they may hide ( their thoughts ) from Him . At the very moment when they cover themselves with their clothing , Allah knoweth that which they keep hidden and that which they proclaim . Lo! He is Aware of what is in the breasts ( of men ) .
And there is not a beast in the earth but the sustenance thereof dependeth on Allah . He knoweth its habitation and its repository . All is in a clear record .
And He it is Who created the heavens and the earth in six Days and His Throne was upon the water that He might try you , which of you is best in conduct . Yet if thou ( O Muhammad ) sayest : Lo! ye will be raised again after death ! those who disbelieve will surely say : This is naught but mere magic .
And if We delay for them the doom until a reckoned time , they will surely say : What withholdeth it? Verily on the day when it cometh unto them , it cannot be averted from them , and that which they derided will surround them .
And if We cause man to taste some mercy from Us and afterward withdraw it from him , lo! he is despairing , thankless .
And if We cause him to taste grace after some misfortune that had befallen him , he saith : The ills have gone from me . Lo! he is exultant , boastful ;
Save those who persevere and do good works . Theirs will be forgiveness and a great reward .
A likely thing , that thou wouldst forsake aught of that which hath been revealed unto thee , and that thy breast should be straitened for it , because they say : Why hath not a treasure been sent down for him , or an angel come with him? Thou art but a warner , and Allah is in charge of all things .
Or they say : He hath invented it . Say : Then bring ten surahs , the like thereof , invented , and call on everyone ye can beside Allah , if ye are truthful!
And if they answer not your prayer , then know that it is revealed only in the knowledge of Allah ; and that there is no God save Him . Will ye then be ( of ) those who surrender?
Whoso desireth the life of the world and its pomp , We shall repay them their deeds herein , and therein they will not be wronged .
Those are they for whom is naught in the Hereafter save the Fire . ( All ) that they contrive here is vain and ( all ) that they are wont to do is fruitless .
Is he ( to be counted equal with them ) who relieth on a clear proof from his Lord , and a witness from Him reciteth it , and before it was the Book of Moses , an example and a mercy? such believe therein , and Whoso disbelieveth therein of the clans , the Fire is his appointed place . So be not thou in doubt concerning it . Lo! it is the Truth from thy Lord ; but most of mankind believe not .
Who doeth greater wrong than he who inventeth a lie concerning Allah? Such will be brought before their Lord , and the witnesses will say : These are they who lied concerning their Lord . Now the curse of Allah is upon wrong-doers ,
Who debar ( men ) from the way of Allah and would have it crooked , and who are disbelievers in the Hereafter .
Such will not escape in the earth , nor have they any protecting friends beside Allah . For them the torment will be double . They could not bear to hear , and they used not to see .
Such are they who have lost their souls , and that which they used to invent hath failed them .
Assuredly in the Hereafter they will be the greatest losers .
Lo! those who believe and do good works and humble themselves before their Lord : such are rightful owners of the Garden ; they will abide therein .
The similitude of the two parties is as the blind and the deaf and the seer and the hearer . Are they equal in similitude? Will ye not then be admonished?
And We sent Noah unto his folk ( and he said ) : I am a plain warner unto you .
That ye serve none , save Allah . Lo! I fear for you the retribution of a painful Day .
The chieftains of his folk , who disbelieved , said : We see thee but a mortal like us , and we see not that any follow thee save the most abject among us , without reflection . We behold in you no merit above us nay , we deem you liars .
He said : O my people! Bethink you , if I rely on a clear proof from my Lord and there hath come unto me a mercy from His presence , and it hath been made obscure to you , can we compel you to accept it when ye are averse thereto?
And O my people! I ask of you no wealth therefor . My reward is the concern only of Allah , and I am not going to thrust away those who believe Lo! they have to meet their Lord but I see you a folk that are ignorant .
And , O my people! who would deliver me from Allah if I thrust them away? Will ye not then reflect?
I say not unto you : "I have the treasures of Allah" nor "I have knowledge of the Unseen , " nor say I : "Lo! I am an angel!" Nor say I unto those whom your eyes scorn that Allah will not give them good Allah knoweth best what is their hearts Lo! then indeed I should be of the wrong doers .
They said : O Noah! Thou hast disputed with us and multiplied disputation with us ; now bring upon Us that where with thou threatenest us , if thou art of the truthful .
He said : Only Allah will bring it Upon you if He will , and ye can by no means escape .
My counsel will not profit you if I were minded to advise you , if Allah ' s will is to keep you astray . He is your lord and unto Him ye will be brought hack .
Or say they ( again ) He hath invented it? Say : If I have invented it , upon me be my crimes , but I am innocent of ( all ) that ye commit .
And it was inspired in Noah , ( saying ) : No one of the folk will believe save him who hath believed already . Be not distressed because of what they do .
Build the ship under Our Eyes and by Our inspiration , and speak not unto Me on behalf of those who do wrong . Lo! they wilt be drowned .
And he was building the ship , and every time that chieftains of his people passed him , they made mock of him . He said : Though ye make mock of us , yet we mock at you even as ye mock ;
And ye shall know to whom a punishment that will confound him cometh , and upon whom a lasting doom will fall .
( Thus it was ) till , when Our commandment came to pass and the oven gushed forth water , We said : Load therein two of every kind , a pair ( the male and female ) , and thy household , save him against whom the word hath gone forth already , and those who believe . And but a few were they who believed with him .
And he said : Embark therein! In the name of Allah be its course and its mooring . Lo! my Lord is Forgiving , Merciful .
And it sailed with them amid waves like mountains , and Noah cried unto his son and he was standing aloof : O my son! Come ride with us , and be not with the disbelievers .
He said : I shall betake me to some mountain that will save me from the water . ( Noah ) said : This day there is none that saveth from the commandment of Allah save him on whom He hath had mercy . And the wave came in between them , so he was among the drowned .
And it was said : O earth! Swallow thy water and , O sky! be cleared of clouds! And the water was made to subside . And the commandment was fulfilled . And it ( the ship ) came to rest upon ( the mount ) Al-Judi and it was said : A far removal for wrongdoing folk!
And Noah cried unto his Lord and said : My Lord! Lo! my son is of my household! Surely Thy promise is the Truth and Thou art the Most Just of Judges .
He said : O Noah! Lo! he is not of thy household ; lo! he is of evil conduct , so ask not of Me that whereof thou hast no knowledge . I admonish thee lest thou be among the ignorant .
He said : My Lord! Lo! in Thee do I seek refuge ( from the sin ) that I should ask off Thee that whereof I have no knowledge . Unless Thou forgive me and have mercy on me I shall he among the lost .
It was said ( unto him ) : O Noah! Go thou down ( from the mountain ) with peace from Us and blessings upon thee and some nations ( that will spring ) from those with thee . ( There will be other ) nations unto whom We shall give enjoyment a long while and then a painful doom from Us will overtake them .
This is of the tidings of the Unseen which We inspire in thee ( Muhammad ) . Thou thyself knewest it not , nor did thy folk ( know it ) before this . Then have patience . Lo! the sequel is for those who ward on ( evil )
And unto ( the tribe of ) Aad ( We sent ) their brother , Hud . He said : O my people! Serve Allah! Ye have no other God save Him . Lo! ye do but invent!