40a. Ghafir (1 to 50)
Ha . Mim ., The revelation of the Scripture is from Allah , the Mighty , The Forgiver of sin , the Acceptor of repentance , the Stern …
Ha . Mim .
The revelation of the Scripture is from Allah , the Mighty , the Knower ,
The Forgiver of sin , the Acceptor of repentance , the Stern in punishment , the Bountiful . There is no God save Him . Unto Him is the journeying .
None argue concerning the revelations of Allah save those who disbelieve , so let not their turn of fortune in the land deceive thee ( O Muhammad ) .
The folk of Noah and the factions after them denied ( their messengers ) before these , and every nation purposed to seize their messenger and argued falsely , ( thinking ) thereby to refute the Truth . Then I seized them , and how ( awful ) was My punishment .
Thus was the word of thy Lord concerning those who disbelieve fulfilled : that they are owners of the Fire .
Those who bear the Throne , and all who are round about it , hymn the praises of their Lord and believe in Him and ask forgiveness for those who believe ( saying ) : Our Lord! Thou comprehendest all things in mercy and knowledge , therefor forgive those who repent and follow Thy way . Ward of from them the punishment of hell .
Our Lord! And make them enter the Gardens of Eden which thou hast promised them , with such of their fathers and their wives and their descendants as do right . Lo! Thou , only Thou , art the Mighty , the Wise .
And ward off from them ill deeds ; and he from whom Thou wardest off ill deeds that day , him verily hast Thou taken into mercy . That is the supreme triumph .
Lo! ( on that day ) those who disbelieve are informed by proclamation : Verily Allah ' s abhorrence is more terrible than your abhorrence one of another , when ye were called unto the faith but did refuse .
They say : Our Lord! Twice hast Thou made us die , and twice hast Thou made us live . Now we confess our sins . Is there any way to go out?
( It is said unto them ) : This is ( your plight ) because , when Allah only was invoked , ye disbelieved , but when some partner was ascribed to Him ye were believing . But the command belongeth only to Allah , the Sublime , the Majestic .
He it is who showeth you His portents , and sendeth down for you provision from the sky . None payeth heed save him who turneth ( unto Him ) repentant .
Therefor ( O believers ) pray unto Allah , making religion pure for Him ( only ) , however much the disbelievers be averse
The Exalter of Ranks , the Lord of the Throne . He casteth the Spirit of His command upon whom He will of His slaves , that He may warn of the Day of Meeting ,
The day when they come forth , nothing of them being hidden from Allah . Whose is the sovereignty this day? It is Allah ' s , the One , the Almighty .
This day is each soul requited that which it hath earned ; no wrong ( is done ) this day . Lo! Allah is swift at reckoning .
Warn them ( O Muhammad ) of the Day of the approaching ( doom ) , when the hearts will be choking the throats , ( when ) there will be no friend for the wrong doers , nor any intercessor who will be heard .
He knoweth the traitor of the eyes , and that which the bosoms hide .
Allah judgeth with truth , while those to whom they cry instead of Him judge not at all . Lo! Allah , He is the Nearer , the Seer .
Have they not travelled in the land to see the nature of the consequence for those who disbelieved before them? They were mightier than these in power and ( in the ) traces ( which they left behind them ) in the earth . Yet Allah sewed them for their sins , and they had no protector from Allah .
That was because their messengers kept bringing them clear proofs ( of Allah ' s sovereignty ) but they disbelieved ; so Allah seized them . Lo! He is Strong , Severe in punishment .
And verily We sent Moses with Our revelations and a clear warrant
Unto Pharaoh and Haman and Korah , but they said : A lying sorcerer!
And when he brought them the Truth from Our presence , they said : Slay the sons of those who believe with him , and spare their women . But the plot of disbelievers is in naught but error .
And Pharaoh said : Suffer me to kill Moses , and let him cry unto his Lord . Lo! I fear that he will alter your religion or that he will cause confusion in the land .
Moses said : Lo! I seek refuge in my Lord and your Lord from every scorner who believeth not in a Day of Reckoning .
And a believing man of Pharaoh ' s family , who hid his faith , said : Would ye kill a man because he saith : My Lord is Allah , and hath brought you clear proofs from your Lord? If he is lying , then his lie is upon him ; and if he is truthful then some of that wherewith he threateneth you will strike you . Lo! Allah guideth not one who is a prodigal , a liar .
O my people! Yours is the kingdom today , ye being uppermost in the land . But who would save us from the wrath of Allah should it reach us? Pharaoh said : I do but show you what I think , and I do but guide you to wise policy .
And he who believed said : O my people! Lo! I fear for you a fate like that of the factions ( of old ) ;
A plight like that of Noah ' s folk , and Aad and Thamud , and those after them , and Allah willeth no injustice for ( His ) slaves .
And , O my people! Lo! I fear for a Day of Summoning ,
A day when ye will turn to flee , having no preserver from Allah : and he whom Allah sendeth astray , for him there is no guide .
And verily Joseph brought you of old clear proofs , yet ye ceased not to be in doubt concerning what be brought you till , when he died , he said : Allah will not send any messenger after him . Thus Allah deceiveth him who is a prodigal , a doubter .
Those who wrangle concerning the revelations of Allah without any warrant that hath come unto them , it is greatly hateful in the sight of Allah and in the sight of those who believe . Thus doth Allah print on every arrogant , disdainful heart .
And Pharaoh said : O Haman! Build for me a tower that haply I may reach the roads ,
The roads of the heavens , and may look upon the God of Moses , though verily I think him a liar . Thus was the evil that he did made fair seeming unto Pharaoh , and he was debarred from the ( right ) way . The plot of Pharaoh ended but in ruin .
And he who believed said : O my people! Follow , me . I will show you the way of right conduct .
O my people! Lo! this life of the world is but a passing comfort , and lo! the Hereafter , that is the enduring home .
Whoso doeth an ill deed , he will be repaid the like thereof , while whoso doeth right , whether male or female , and is a believer , ( all ) such will enter the Garden , where they will be nourished without stint .
And , O my people! What aileth me that I call you unto deliverance when ye call me unto the Fire?
Ye call me to disbelieve in Allah and ascribe unto Him as partners that whereof I have no knowledge , while I call you unto the Mighty , the Forgiver .
Assuredly that whereunto ye call me hath no claim in the world or in the Hereafter , and our return will be unto Allah , and the prodigals will be owners of the fire .
And ye will remember what I say unto you . I confide my cause unto Allah . Lo! Allah is Seer of ( His ) slaves .
So Allah warded off from him the evils which they plotted , while a dreadful doom encompassed Pharaoh ' s folk .
The Fire ; they are exposed to it morning and evening ; and on the day when the Hour upriseth ( it is said ) : Cause Pharaoh ' s folk to enter the most awful doom .
And when they wrangle in the fire , the weak say unto those who were proud : Lo! we were a following unto you : will ye therefor rid us of a portion of the Fire?
Those who were proud say : Lo! we are all ( together ) herein . Lo! Allah hath judged between ( His ) slaves .
And those in the Fire say unto the guards of hell : Entreat your Lord that He relieve us of a day of the torment .
They say : Came not your messengers unto you with clear proofs? They say : Yea , verily . They say : Then do ye pray , although the prayer of disbelievers is in vain .