17b. Al-Isra (51 to 100)
Or some created thing that is yet greater in your thoughts!
Then they will say : Who shall bring us back ( to life ) . Say : …
Or some created thing that is yet greater in your thoughts! Then they will say : Who shall bring us back ( to life ) . Say : He who created you at the first . Then will they shake their heads at thee , and say : When will it be? Say : It will perhaps be soon ;
A day when He will call you and ye will answer with His praise , and ye will think that ye have tarried but a little while .
Tell My bondmen to speak that which is kindlier . Lo! the devil soweth discord among them . Lo! the devil is for man an open foe .
Your Lord is best aware of you . If He will , He will have mercy on you , or if He will , He will punish you . We have not sent thee ( O Muhammad ) as a warden over them .
And thy Lord is best aware of all who are in the heavens and the earth . And we preferred some of the Prophets above others , and unto David We gave the Psalms .
Say : Cry unto those ( saints and angels ) whom ye assume ( to be gods ) beside Him , yet they have no power to rid you of misfortune nor to change .
Those unto whom they cry seek the way of approach to their Lord , which of them shall be the nearest ; they hope for His mercy and they fear His doom . Lo! the doom of thy Lord is to be shunned .
There is not a township but We shall destroy it ere the Day of Resurrection , or punish it with dire punishment . That is set forth in the Book ( of Our decrees ) .
Naught hindereth Us from sending portents save that the folk of old denied them . And We gave Thamud the she camel a clear portent but they did wrong in respect of her . We send not portents save to warn .
And ( it was a warning ) when We told thee : Lo! thy Lord encompasseth mankind , and We appointed the vision which We showed thee as an ordeal for mankind , and ( likewise ) the Accursed Tree in the quran_en . We warn them , but it increaseth them in naught save gross impiety .
And when We said unto the angels : Fall down prostrate before Adam and they fell prostrate all save Ibis , he said : Shall I fall prostrate before that which Thou hast created of clay?
He said : Seest Thou this ( creature ) whom Thou hast honored above me , if Thou give me grace until the Day of Resurrection I verily will seize his seed , save but a few .
He said : Go , and whosoever of them followeth thee lo! your payment , ample payment .
And excite any of them whom thou canst with thy voice , and urge thy horse and foot against them , and be a partner in their wealth and children , and promise them . Satan promiseth them only to deceive .
Lo! My ( faithful ) bondmen over them thou hast no power , and thy Lord sufficeth as ( their ) guardian .
( O mankind ) , your Lord is He Who driveth for you the ship upon the sea that ye may seek of His bounty . Lo! He was ever Merciful toward you .
And when harm toucheth you upon the sea , all unto whom ye cry ( for succour ) fail save Him ( alone ) , but when He bringeth you safe to land , ye turn away , for man was ever thankless .
Feel ye then secure that He will not cause a slope of the land to engulf you , or send a sandstorm , upon you , and then ye will find that ye have no protector?
Or feel ye secure that He will not return you to that ( plight ) a second time , and send against you a hurricane of wind and drown you for your thanklessness , and then ye will not find therein that ye have any avenger against Us?
Verily We have honored the children of Adam . We carry them on the land and the sea , and have made provision of good things for them , and have preferred them above many of those whom We created with a marked preferment .
On the day when We shall summon ill men with their record , whoso is given his book in his right hand such will read their book and they will not be wronged a shred .
Whoso is blind here wilt be blind in the Hereafter , and yet further from the road .
And they indeed strove hard to beguile thee ( Muhammad ) away from that wherewith We have inspired thee , that thou shouldst invent other than it against Us ; and then would they have accepted thee as a friend .
And if We had not made thee wholly firm thou mightest almost have inclined unto them a little .
Then had We made thee taste a double ( punishment ) of living and a double ( punishment ) of dying , then hadst thou found no helper against Us .
And they indeed wished to scare thee from the land that they might drive thee forth from thence , and then they would have stayed ( there ) but a little after thee .
( Such was Our ) method in the case of those whom We sent before thee ( to mankind ) , and thou wilt not find for Our method aught of power to change .
Establish worship at the going down of the sun until the dark of night , and ( the recital of ) the quran_en at dawn . Lo! ( the recital of ) the quran_en at dawn is ever witnessed .
And some part of the night awake for it , a largess for thee . It may be that thy Lord will raise thee to a praised estate .
And say : My Lord! Cause me to come in with a firm incoming and to go out with a firm outgoing . And give me from Thy presence a sustaining Power .
And say : Truth hath come and falsehood hath vanished away . Lo! falsehood is ever bound to vanish .
And We reveal of the quran_en that which is a healing and a mercy for believers though it increase the evil doers in naught save ruin .
And when We make life pleasant unto man , he turneth away and is averse ; and when ill toucheth him he is in despair .
Say : Each one doth according to his rule of conduct , and thy Lord is best aware of him whose way is right .
They will ask thee concerning the Spirit . Say : The Spirit is by command of my Lord , and of knowledge ye have been vouchsafed but little .
And if We willed We could withdraw that which We have revealed unto thee , then wouldst thou find no guardian for thee against Us in respect thereof .
( It is naught ) save mercy from thy Lord . Lo! His kindness unto thee was ever great .
Say : Verily , though mankind and the Jinn should assemble to produce the like of this quran_en , they could not produce the like thereof though they were helpers one of another .
And verity We have displayed for mankind in this quran_en all kids or similitudes , but most of mankind refuse aught save disbelief .
And they say : We will not put faith in thee till thou cause a spring to gush forth from the earth for us ;
Or thou have a garden of date palms and grapes , and cause rivers to gush forth therein abundantly ;
Or thou cause the heaven to fall upon us piecemeal , as thou hast pretended , or bring Allah and the angels as a warrant ;
Thou have a house of gold ; or thou ascend up into heaven , and even then we will put no faith in thine ascension till thou bring down for us a book that we can read . Say ( O Muhammad ) : My Lord be glorified! Am I naught save a mortal messenger?
And naught prevented mankind from believing when the guidance came unto them save that they said : Hath Allah sent a mortal as ( His ) messenger?
Say : If there were in the earth angels walking secure , We had sent down for them from heaven an angel as messenger .
Say : Allah sufficeth for a witness between me and you Lo! He is . Knower , Seer of His slaves .
And he whom Allah guideth , he is led aright ; while , as for him whom He sendeth astray , for them thou wilt find no protecting friends beside Him , and We shall assemble them on the Day of Resurrection on their faces , blind , dumb and deaf ; their habitation will be hell ; whenever it abateth , We increase the flame for them .
That is their reward because they disbelieved Our revelations and said : When we are bones and fragments shall we , forsooth , be raised up as a new creation?
Have they not seen that Allah Who created the heavens and the earth is Able to create the like of them , and hath appointed for them an end whereof there is no doubt? But the wrong doers refuse aught save disbelief .
Say ( unto them ) : If ye possessed the treasures of the mercy of my Lord , ye would surely hold them back for fear of spending , for man was ever grudging .