Az-Zukhruf( الزخرف)
Original,King Fahad Quran Complex(الأصلي,مجمع الملك فهد القرآن)
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A. J. Arberry(A. J. Arberry)
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بِسمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحمٰنِ الرَّحيمِ حم(1)
Ha Mim(1)
وَالكِتٰبِ المُبينِ(2)
By the Clear Book,(2)
إِنّا جَعَلنٰهُ قُرءٰنًا عَرَبِيًّا لَعَلَّكُم تَعقِلونَ(3)
behold, We have made it an Arabic Koran; haply you will understand;(3)
وَإِنَّهُ فى أُمِّ الكِتٰبِ لَدَينا لَعَلِىٌّ حَكيمٌ(4)
and behold, it is in the Essence of the Book, with Us; sublime indeed, wise.(4)
أَفَنَضرِبُ عَنكُمُ الذِّكرَ صَفحًا أَن كُنتُم قَومًا مُسرِفينَ(5)
Shall We turn away the Remembrance from you, for that you are a prodigal people?(5)
وَكَم أَرسَلنا مِن نَبِىٍّ فِى الأَوَّلينَ(6)
How many a Prophet We sent among the ancients,(6)
وَما يَأتيهِم مِن نَبِىٍّ إِلّا كانوا بِهِ يَستَهزِءونَ(7)
but not a Prophet came to them, without they mocked at him;(7)
فَأَهلَكنا أَشَدَّ مِنهُم بَطشًا وَمَضىٰ مَثَلُ الأَوَّلينَ(8)
so We destroyed men stronger in valour than they, and the example of the ancients passed away.(8)
وَلَئِن سَأَلتَهُم مَن خَلَقَ السَّمٰوٰتِ وَالأَرضَ لَيَقولُنَّ خَلَقَهُنَّ العَزيزُ العَليمُ(9)
If thou askest them, 'Who created the heavens and earth?' they will say, 'The All-mighty, the All-knowing created them.'(9)
الَّذى جَعَلَ لَكُمُ الأَرضَ مَهدًا وَجَعَلَ لَكُم فيها سُبُلًا لَعَلَّكُم تَهتَدونَ(10)
He who appointed the earth to be a cradle for you, and appointed ways for you therein, that haply you may be guided;(10)
وَالَّذى نَزَّلَ مِنَ السَّماءِ ماءً بِقَدَرٍ فَأَنشَرنا بِهِ بَلدَةً مَيتًا ۚ كَذٰلِكَ تُخرَجونَ(11)
and who sent down out of heaven water in measure; and We revived thereby a land that was dead; even so you shall be brought forth;(11)
وَالَّذى خَلَقَ الأَزوٰجَ كُلَّها وَجَعَلَ لَكُم مِنَ الفُلكِ وَالأَنعٰمِ ما تَركَبونَ(12)
and who created the pairs, all of them, and appointed for you ships and cattle such as you ride,(12)
لِتَستَوۥا عَلىٰ ظُهورِهِ ثُمَّ تَذكُروا نِعمَةَ رَبِّكُم إِذَا استَوَيتُم عَلَيهِ وَتَقولوا سُبحٰنَ الَّذى سَخَّرَ لَنا هٰذا وَما كُنّا لَهُ مُقرِنينَ(13)
that you may be seated on their backs and then remember your Lord's blessing when you are seated on them, and say, 'Glory be to Him, who has subjected this to us, and we ourselves were not equal to it;(13)
وَإِنّا إِلىٰ رَبِّنا لَمُنقَلِبونَ(14)
surely unto our Lord we are turning.'(14)
وَجَعَلوا لَهُ مِن عِبادِهِ جُزءًا ۚ إِنَّ الإِنسٰنَ لَكَفورٌ مُبينٌ(15)
Yet they have assigned to Him a part of His own servants! Man is dearly unthankful.(15)
أَمِ اتَّخَذَ مِمّا يَخلُقُ بَناتٍ وَأَصفىٰكُم بِالبَنينَ(16)
Or has He taken to Himself, from that He creates, daughters, and favoured you with sons?(16)
وَإِذا بُشِّرَ أَحَدُهُم بِما ضَرَبَ لِلرَّحمٰنِ مَثَلًا ظَلَّ وَجهُهُ مُسوَدًّا وَهُوَ كَظيمٌ(17)
And when any of them is given the good tidings of that he has likened to the All-merciful, his face is darkened, and he chokes inwardly.(17)
أَوَمَن يُنَشَّؤُا۟ فِى الحِليَةِ وَهُوَ فِى الخِصامِ غَيرُ مُبينٍ(18)
What, one who is reared amid ornaments and, when the time of altercation comes, is not to be seen?(18)
وَجَعَلُوا المَلٰئِكَةَ الَّذينَ هُم عِبٰدُ الرَّحمٰنِ إِنٰثًا ۚ أَشَهِدوا خَلقَهُم ۚ سَتُكتَبُ شَهٰدَتُهُم وَيُسـَٔلونَ(19)
And they have made the angels, who are themselves servants of the All-merciful, females. What, did they witness their creation? Their witness shall be written down, and they shall be questioned.(19)
وَقالوا لَو شاءَ الرَّحمٰنُ ما عَبَدنٰهُم ۗ ما لَهُم بِذٰلِكَ مِن عِلمٍ ۖ إِن هُم إِلّا يَخرُصونَ(20)
They say, 'Had the All-merciful so willed, we would not have served them.' They have no knowledge of that; they are only conjecturing.(20)
أَم ءاتَينٰهُم كِتٰبًا مِن قَبلِهِ فَهُم بِهِ مُستَمسِكونَ(21)
Or did We bring them a Book aforetime to which they hold?(21)
بَل قالوا إِنّا وَجَدنا ءاباءَنا عَلىٰ أُمَّةٍ وَإِنّا عَلىٰ ءاثٰرِهِم مُهتَدونَ(22)
Nay, but they say, 'We found our fathers upon a community, and we are guided upon their traces.'(22)
وَكَذٰلِكَ ما أَرسَلنا مِن قَبلِكَ فى قَريَةٍ مِن نَذيرٍ إِلّا قالَ مُترَفوها إِنّا وَجَدنا ءاباءَنا عَلىٰ أُمَّةٍ وَإِنّا عَلىٰ ءاثٰرِهِم مُقتَدونَ(23)
Even so We sent never before thee any warner into any city, except that its men who lived at ease said, 'We indeed found our fathers upon a community, and we are following upon their traces.'(23)
۞ قٰلَ أَوَلَو جِئتُكُم بِأَهدىٰ مِمّا وَجَدتُم عَلَيهِ ءاباءَكُم ۖ قالوا إِنّا بِما أُرسِلتُم بِهِ كٰفِرونَ(24)
Say: 'What, though I should bring you a better guidance than you found your fathers upon?' They say, 'We disbelieve in that you were sent with.'(24)
فَانتَقَمنا مِنهُم ۖ فَانظُر كَيفَ كانَ عٰقِبَةُ المُكَذِّبينَ(25)
So We took vengeance upon them; and behold how was the end of them that cried lies.(25)
وَإِذ قالَ إِبرٰهيمُ لِأَبيهِ وَقَومِهِ إِنَّنى بَراءٌ مِمّا تَعبُدونَ(26)
And when Abraham said to his father and his people, 'Surely I am quit of that you serve,(26)
إِلَّا الَّذى فَطَرَنى فَإِنَّهُ سَيَهدينِ(27)
except Him who originated me; and He will guide me.(27)
وَجَعَلَها كَلِمَةً باقِيَةً فى عَقِبِهِ لَعَلَّهُم يَرجِعونَ(28)
And he made it a word enduring among his posterity; haply so they would return.(28)
بَل مَتَّعتُ هٰؤُلاءِ وَءاباءَهُم حَتّىٰ جاءَهُمُ الحَقُّ وَرَسولٌ مُبينٌ(29)
Nay, but I gave these and their fathers enjoyment of days, until the truth came unto them, and a manifest Messenger.(29)
وَلَمّا جاءَهُمُ الحَقُّ قالوا هٰذا سِحرٌ وَإِنّا بِهِ كٰفِرونَ(30)
And when the truth came to them, they said, 'This is a sorcery, and in it we are unbelievers.'(30)
وَقالوا لَولا نُزِّلَ هٰذَا القُرءانُ عَلىٰ رَجُلٍ مِنَ القَريَتَينِ عَظيمٍ(31)
They say, 'Why was this Koran not sent down upon some man of moment in the two cities?'(31)
أَهُم يَقسِمونَ رَحمَتَ رَبِّكَ ۚ نَحنُ قَسَمنا بَينَهُم مَعيشَتَهُم فِى الحَيوٰةِ الدُّنيا ۚ وَرَفَعنا بَعضَهُم فَوقَ بَعضٍ دَرَجٰتٍ لِيَتَّخِذَ بَعضُهُم بَعضًا سُخرِيًّا ۗ وَرَحمَتُ رَبِّكَ خَيرٌ مِمّا يَجمَعونَ(32)
What, is it they who divide the mercy of the Lord? We have divided between them their livelihood in the present life, and raised some of them above others in rank, that some of them may take others in servitude; and the mercy of thy Lord is better than that they amass.(32)
وَلَولا أَن يَكونَ النّاسُ أُمَّةً وٰحِدَةً لَجَعَلنا لِمَن يَكفُرُ بِالرَّحمٰنِ لِبُيوتِهِم سُقُفًا مِن فِضَّةٍ وَمَعارِجَ عَلَيها يَظهَرونَ(33)
And were it not that mankind would be one nation, We would have appointed for those who disbelieve in the All-merciful roofs of silver to their houses, and stairs whereon to mount,(33)
وَلِبُيوتِهِم أَبوٰبًا وَسُرُرًا عَلَيها يَتَّكِـٔونَ(34)
and doors to their houses, and couches whereon to recline,(34)
وَزُخرُفًا ۚ وَإِن كُلُّ ذٰلِكَ لَمّا مَتٰعُ الحَيوٰةِ الدُّنيا ۚ وَالءاخِرَةُ عِندَ رَبِّكَ لِلمُتَّقينَ(35)
and ornaments; surely all this is but the enjoyment of the present life, and the world to come with thy Lord is for the godfearing.(35)
وَمَن يَعشُ عَن ذِكرِ الرَّحمٰنِ نُقَيِّض لَهُ شَيطٰنًا فَهُوَ لَهُ قَرينٌ(36)
Whoso blinds himself to the Remembrance of the All-merciful, to him We assign a Satan for comrade;(36)
وَإِنَّهُم لَيَصُدّونَهُم عَنِ السَّبيلِ وَيَحسَبونَ أَنَّهُم مُهتَدونَ(37)
and they bar them from the way, and they think they are guided,(37)
حَتّىٰ إِذا جاءَنا قالَ يٰلَيتَ بَينى وَبَينَكَ بُعدَ المَشرِقَينِ فَبِئسَ القَرينُ(38)
till, when he comes to Us, he says, 'Would there had been between me and thee the distance of the two Easts!' An evil comrade!(38)
وَلَن يَنفَعَكُمُ اليَومَ إِذ ظَلَمتُم أَنَّكُم فِى العَذابِ مُشتَرِكونَ(39)
It shall not profit you today, since you did evil, that you are partners in the chastisement.(39)
أَفَأَنتَ تُسمِعُ الصُّمَّ أَو تَهدِى العُمىَ وَمَن كانَ فى ضَلٰلٍ مُبينٍ(40)
What, shalt thou make the deaf to hear, or shalt thou guide the blind and him who is in manifest error?(40)
فَإِمّا نَذهَبَنَّ بِكَ فَإِنّا مِنهُم مُنتَقِمونَ(41)
Whether We take thee away, We shall take vengeance upon them,(41)
أَو نُرِيَنَّكَ الَّذى وَعَدنٰهُم فَإِنّا عَلَيهِم مُقتَدِرونَ(42)
or We show thee a part of that We promised them, surely We have power over them.(42)
فَاستَمسِك بِالَّذى أوحِىَ إِلَيكَ ۖ إِنَّكَ عَلىٰ صِرٰطٍ مُستَقيمٍ(43)
So hold thou fast unto that which has been revealed unto thee; surely thou art upon a straight path.(43)
وَإِنَّهُ لَذِكرٌ لَكَ وَلِقَومِكَ ۖ وَسَوفَ تُسـَٔلونَ(44)
Surely it is a Reminder to thee and to thy people; and assuredly you will be questioned.(44)
وَسـَٔل مَن أَرسَلنا مِن قَبلِكَ مِن رُسُلِنا أَجَعَلنا مِن دونِ الرَّحمٰنِ ءالِهَةً يُعبَدونَ(45)
Ask those of Our Messengers We sent before thee: Have We appointed, apart from the All-merciful, gods to be served?(45)
وَلَقَد أَرسَلنا موسىٰ بِـٔايٰتِنا إِلىٰ فِرعَونَ وَمَلَإِي۟هِ فَقالَ إِنّى رَسولُ رَبِّ العٰلَمينَ(46)
We also sent Moses with Our signs to Pharaoh and his Council, and he said, 'Surely, I am the Messenger of the Lord of all Being.'(46)
فَلَمّا جاءَهُم بِـٔايٰتِنا إِذا هُم مِنها يَضحَكونَ(47)
But when he brought them Our signs, lo, they laughed at them.(47)
وَما نُريهِم مِن ءايَةٍ إِلّا هِىَ أَكبَرُ مِن أُختِها ۖ وَأَخَذنٰهُم بِالعَذابِ لَعَلَّهُم يَرجِعونَ(48)
And not a sign We showed them, but it was greater than its sister sign; and We seized them with chastisement, that haply they should return.(48)
وَقالوا يٰأَيُّهَ السّاحِرُ ادعُ لَنا رَبَّكَ بِما عَهِدَ عِندَكَ إِنَّنا لَمُهتَدونَ(49)
And they said, 'Sorcerer, pray to thy Lord for us by the covenant He has made with thee, and surely we shall be right-guided.'(49)
فَلَمّا كَشَفنا عَنهُمُ العَذابَ إِذا هُم يَنكُثونَ(50)
But when We removed from them the chastisement, behold, they broke their troth.(50)
وَنادىٰ فِرعَونُ فى قَومِهِ قالَ يٰقَومِ أَلَيسَ لى مُلكُ مِصرَ وَهٰذِهِ الأَنهٰرُ تَجرى مِن تَحتى ۖ أَفَلا تُبصِرونَ(51)
And Pharaoh proclaimed among his people: 'O my people, do I not possess the kingdom of Egypt, and these rivers flowing beneath me? What, do you not see?(51)
أَم أَنا۠ خَيرٌ مِن هٰذَا الَّذى هُوَ مَهينٌ وَلا يَكادُ يُبينُ(52)
Or am I better than this man, who is contemptible and scarcely makes things clear?(52)
فَلَولا أُلقِىَ عَلَيهِ أَسوِرَةٌ مِن ذَهَبٍ أَو جاءَ مَعَهُ المَلٰئِكَةُ مُقتَرِنينَ(53)
Why then have bracelets of gold not been cast on him, or angels not come with him conjoined?'(53)
فَاستَخَفَّ قَومَهُ فَأَطاعوهُ ۚ إِنَّهُم كانوا قَومًا فٰسِقينَ(54)
So he made his people unsteady, and they obeyed him; surely they were an ungodly people.(54)
فَلَمّا ءاسَفونَا انتَقَمنا مِنهُم فَأَغرَقنٰهُم أَجمَعينَ(55)
So, when they had angered Us, We took vengeance on them, and We drowned them all together;(55)
فَجَعَلنٰهُم سَلَفًا وَمَثَلًا لِلءاخِرينَ(56)
and We made them a thing past, and We appointed them for an example to later folk.(56)
۞ وَلَمّا ضُرِبَ ابنُ مَريَمَ مَثَلًا إِذا قَومُكَ مِنهُ يَصِدّونَ(57)
And when the son of Mary is cited as an example, behold, thy people turn away from it(57)
وَقالوا ءَأٰلِهَتُنا خَيرٌ أَم هُوَ ۚ ما ضَرَبوهُ لَكَ إِلّا جَدَلًا ۚ بَل هُم قَومٌ خَصِمونَ(58)
and say, 'What, are our gods better, or he?' They cite not him to thee, save to dispute;. nay, but they are a people contentious.(58)
إِن هُوَ إِلّا عَبدٌ أَنعَمنا عَلَيهِ وَجَعَلنٰهُ مَثَلًا لِبَنى إِسرٰءيلَ(59)
He is only a servant We blessed, and We made him to be an example to the Children of Israel.(59)
وَلَو نَشاءُ لَجَعَلنا مِنكُم مَلٰئِكَةً فِى الأَرضِ يَخلُفونَ(60)
Had We willed, We would have appointed angels among you to be successors in the earth.(60)
وَإِنَّهُ لَعِلمٌ لِلسّاعَةِ فَلا تَمتَرُنَّ بِها وَاتَّبِعونِ ۚ هٰذا صِرٰطٌ مُستَقيمٌ(61)
It is knowledge of the Hour; doubt not concerning it, and follow me. This is a straight path.(61)
وَلا يَصُدَّنَّكُمُ الشَّيطٰنُ ۖ إِنَّهُ لَكُم عَدُوٌّ مُبينٌ(62)
Let not Satan bar you; he is for you a manifest foe.(62)
وَلَمّا جاءَ عيسىٰ بِالبَيِّنٰتِ قالَ قَد جِئتُكُم بِالحِكمَةِ وَلِأُبَيِّنَ لَكُم بَعضَ الَّذى تَختَلِفونَ فيهِ ۖ فَاتَّقُوا اللَّهَ وَأَطيعونِ(63)
And when Jesus came with the clear signs he said, 'I have come to you with wisdom, and that I may make clear to you some of that whereon you are at variance; so fear you God and obey you me.(63)
إِنَّ اللَّهَ هُوَ رَبّى وَرَبُّكُم فَاعبُدوهُ ۚ هٰذا صِرٰطٌ مُستَقيمٌ(64)
Assuredly God is my Lord and your Lord; therefore serve Him; this is a straight path.'(64)
فَاختَلَفَ الأَحزابُ مِن بَينِهِم ۖ فَوَيلٌ لِلَّذينَ ظَلَموا مِن عَذابِ يَومٍ أَليمٍ(65)
But the parties among them fell into variance; so woe unto those who did evil, because of the chastisement of a painful day.(65)
هَل يَنظُرونَ إِلَّا السّاعَةَ أَن تَأتِيَهُم بَغتَةً وَهُم لا يَشعُرونَ(66)
Are they looking for aught but the Hour, that it shall come upon them suddenly, when they are not aware?(66)
الأَخِلّاءُ يَومَئِذٍ بَعضُهُم لِبَعضٍ عَدُوٌّ إِلَّا المُتَّقينَ(67)
Friends on that day shall be foes to one another, but the god-fearing.(67)
يٰعِبادِ لا خَوفٌ عَلَيكُمُ اليَومَ وَلا أَنتُم تَحزَنونَ(68)
'O My servants, today no fear is on you, neither do you sorrow' --(68)
الَّذينَ ءامَنوا بِـٔايٰتِنا وَكانوا مُسلِمينَ(69)
even those who believed in Our signs, and had surrendered themselves(69)
ادخُلُوا الجَنَّةَ أَنتُم وَأَزوٰجُكُم تُحبَرونَ(70)
'Enter Paradise, you and your wives, walking with joy!'(70)
يُطافُ عَلَيهِم بِصِحافٍ مِن ذَهَبٍ وَأَكوابٍ ۖ وَفيها ما تَشتَهيهِ الأَنفُسُ وَتَلَذُّ الأَعيُنُ ۖ وَأَنتُم فيها خٰلِدونَ(71)
There shall be passed around them platters of gold, and cups, therein being whatever the souls desire, and the eyes delight in. 'And therein, you shall dwell forever.(71)
وَتِلكَ الجَنَّةُ الَّتى أورِثتُموها بِما كُنتُم تَعمَلونَ(72)
This is the Paradise that you have been given for an inheritance for the things that you were doing.(72)
لَكُم فيها فٰكِهَةٌ كَثيرَةٌ مِنها تَأكُلونَ(73)
Therein you have abundant fruits, whereof you may eat.'(73)
إِنَّ المُجرِمينَ فى عَذابِ جَهَنَّمَ خٰلِدونَ(74)
But the evildoers dwell forever in the chastisement of Gehenna(74)
لا يُفَتَّرُ عَنهُم وَهُم فيهِ مُبلِسونَ(75)
that is not abated for them and therein they are sore confounded.(75)
وَما ظَلَمنٰهُم وَلٰكِن كانوا هُمُ الظّٰلِمينَ(76)
We never wronged them, but they themselves did the wrong.(76)
وَنادَوا يٰمٰلِكُ لِيَقضِ عَلَينا رَبُّكَ ۖ قالَ إِنَّكُم مٰكِثونَ(77)
And they shall call, 'O(77)
لَقَد جِئنٰكُم بِالحَقِّ وَلٰكِنَّ أَكثَرَكُم لِلحَقِّ كٰرِهونَ(78)
'We brought you the truth, but most of you were averse to the truth.'(78)
أَم أَبرَموا أَمرًا فَإِنّا مُبرِمونَ(79)
Or have they contrived some matter? We too are contriving.(79)
أَم يَحسَبونَ أَنّا لا نَسمَعُ سِرَّهُم وَنَجوىٰهُم ۚ بَلىٰ وَرُسُلُنا لَدَيهِم يَكتُبونَ(80)
Or do they think We hear not their secret and what they conspire together? Yes indeed, and Our messengers are present with them writing it down.(80)
قُل إِن كانَ لِلرَّحمٰنِ وَلَدٌ فَأَنا۠ أَوَّلُ العٰبِدينَ(81)
Say: 'If the All-merciful has a son, then I am the first to serve him.(81)
سُبحٰنَ رَبِّ السَّمٰوٰتِ وَالأَرضِ رَبِّ العَرشِ عَمّا يَصِفونَ(82)
Glory be to the Lord of the heavens and the earth, the Lord of the Throne, above that they describe.'(82)
فَذَرهُم يَخوضوا وَيَلعَبوا حَتّىٰ يُلٰقوا يَومَهُمُ الَّذى يوعَدونَ(83)
Then leave them alone to plunge and play, until they encounter that day of theirs which they are promised.(83)
وَهُوَ الَّذى فِى السَّماءِ إِلٰهٌ وَفِى الأَرضِ إِلٰهٌ ۚ وَهُوَ الحَكيمُ العَليمُ(84)
And it is He who in heaven is God and in earth is God; He is the All-wise, the All-knowing.(84)
وَتَبارَكَ الَّذى لَهُ مُلكُ السَّمٰوٰتِ وَالأَرضِ وَما بَينَهُما وَعِندَهُ عِلمُ السّاعَةِ وَإِلَيهِ تُرجَعونَ(85)
Glory be to Him, to whom belongs the Kingdom of the heavens and the earth and all that between them is; with Him is the knowledge of the Hour, and to Him you shall be returned.(85)
وَلا يَملِكُ الَّذينَ يَدعونَ مِن دونِهِ الشَّفٰعَةَ إِلّا مَن شَهِدَ بِالحَقِّ وَهُم يَعلَمونَ(86)
Those they call upon, apart from Him, have no power of intercession, save such as have testified to the truth, and that knowingly.(86)
وَلَئِن سَأَلتَهُم مَن خَلَقَهُم لَيَقولُنَّ اللَّهُ ۖ فَأَنّىٰ يُؤفَكونَ(87)
If thou askest them, 'Who created you?' they will say, 'God.' How then are they perverted?(87)
وَقيلِهِ يٰرَبِّ إِنَّ هٰؤُلاءِ قَومٌ لا يُؤمِنونَ(88)
And for his saying, 'My Lord, surely these are a people who believe not' --(88)
فَاصفَح عَنهُم وَقُل سَلٰمٌ ۚ فَسَوفَ يَعلَمونَ(89)
yet pardon them, and say, 'Peace!' Soon they will know.(89)