Al-A'raf( الأعراف)
Original,King Fahad Quran Complex(الأصلي,مجمع الملك فهد القرآن)
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Abdullah Yusuf Ali(Abdullah Yusuf Ali)
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بِسمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحمٰنِ الرَّحيمِ المص(1)
Alif, Lam, Mim, Sad.(1)
كِتٰبٌ أُنزِلَ إِلَيكَ فَلا يَكُن فى صَدرِكَ حَرَجٌ مِنهُ لِتُنذِرَ بِهِ وَذِكرىٰ لِلمُؤمِنينَ(2)
A Book revealed unto thee,- So let thy heart be oppressed no more by any difficulty on that account,- that with it thou mightest warn (the erring) and teach the Believers).(2)
اتَّبِعوا ما أُنزِلَ إِلَيكُم مِن رَبِّكُم وَلا تَتَّبِعوا مِن دونِهِ أَولِياءَ ۗ قَليلًا ما تَذَكَّرونَ(3)
Follow (O men!) the revelation given unto you from your Lord, and follow not, as friends or protectors, other than Him. Little it is ye remember of admonition.(3)
وَكَم مِن قَريَةٍ أَهلَكنٰها فَجاءَها بَأسُنا بَيٰتًا أَو هُم قائِلونَ(4)
How many towns have We destroyed (for their sins)? Our punishment took them on a sudden by night or while they slept for their afternoon rest.(4)
فَما كانَ دَعوىٰهُم إِذ جاءَهُم بَأسُنا إِلّا أَن قالوا إِنّا كُنّا ظٰلِمينَ(5)
When (thus) Our punishment took them, no cry did they utter but this: "Indeed we did wrong."(5)
فَلَنَسـَٔلَنَّ الَّذينَ أُرسِلَ إِلَيهِم وَلَنَسـَٔلَنَّ المُرسَلينَ(6)
Then shall we question those to whom Our message was sent and those by whom We sent it.(6)
فَلَنَقُصَّنَّ عَلَيهِم بِعِلمٍ ۖ وَما كُنّا غائِبينَ(7)
And verily, We shall recount their whole story with knowledge, for We were never absent (at any time or place).(7)
وَالوَزنُ يَومَئِذٍ الحَقُّ ۚ فَمَن ثَقُلَت مَوٰزينُهُ فَأُولٰئِكَ هُمُ المُفلِحونَ(8)
The balance that day will be true (to nicety): those whose scale (of good) will be heavy, will prosper:(8)
وَمَن خَفَّت مَوٰزينُهُ فَأُولٰئِكَ الَّذينَ خَسِروا أَنفُسَهُم بِما كانوا بِـٔايٰتِنا يَظلِمونَ(9)
Those whose scale will be light, will be their souls in perdition, for that they wrongfully treated Our signs.(9)
وَلَقَد مَكَّنّٰكُم فِى الأَرضِ وَجَعَلنا لَكُم فيها مَعٰيِشَ ۗ قَليلًا ما تَشكُرونَ(10)
It is We Who have placed you with authority on earth, and provided you therein with means for the fulfilment of your life: small are the thanks that ye give!(10)
وَلَقَد خَلَقنٰكُم ثُمَّ صَوَّرنٰكُم ثُمَّ قُلنا لِلمَلٰئِكَةِ اسجُدوا لِءادَمَ فَسَجَدوا إِلّا إِبليسَ لَم يَكُن مِنَ السّٰجِدينَ(11)
It is We Who created you and gave you shape; then We bade the angels prostrate to Adam, and they prostrate; not so Iblis; He refused to be of those who prostrate.(11)
قالَ ما مَنَعَكَ أَلّا تَسجُدَ إِذ أَمَرتُكَ ۖ قالَ أَنا۠ خَيرٌ مِنهُ خَلَقتَنى مِن نارٍ وَخَلَقتَهُ مِن طينٍ(12)
(Allah) said: "What prevented thee from prostrating when I commanded thee?" He said: "I am better than he: Thou didst create me from fire, and him from clay."(12)
قالَ فَاهبِط مِنها فَما يَكونُ لَكَ أَن تَتَكَبَّرَ فيها فَاخرُج إِنَّكَ مِنَ الصّٰغِرينَ(13)
(Allah) said: "Get thee down from this: it is not for thee to be arrogant here: get out, for thou art of the meanest (of creatures)."(13)
قالَ أَنظِرنى إِلىٰ يَومِ يُبعَثونَ(14)
He said: "Give me respite till the day they are raised up."(14)
قالَ إِنَّكَ مِنَ المُنظَرينَ(15)
(Allah) said: "Be thou among those who have respite."(15)
قالَ فَبِما أَغوَيتَنى لَأَقعُدَنَّ لَهُم صِرٰطَكَ المُستَقيمَ(16)
He said: "Because thou hast thrown me out of the way, lo! I will lie in wait for them on thy straight way:(16)
ثُمَّ لَءاتِيَنَّهُم مِن بَينِ أَيديهِم وَمِن خَلفِهِم وَعَن أَيمٰنِهِم وَعَن شَمائِلِهِم ۖ وَلا تَجِدُ أَكثَرَهُم شٰكِرينَ(17)
"Then will I assault them from before them and behind them, from their right and their left: Nor wilt thou find, in most of them, gratitude (for thy mercies)."(17)
قالَ اخرُج مِنها مَذءومًا مَدحورًا ۖ لَمَن تَبِعَكَ مِنهُم لَأَملَأَنَّ جَهَنَّمَ مِنكُم أَجمَعينَ(18)
(Allah) said: "Get out from this, disgraced and expelled. If any of them follow thee,- Hell will I fill with you all.(18)
وَيٰـٔادَمُ اسكُن أَنتَ وَزَوجُكَ الجَنَّةَ فَكُلا مِن حَيثُ شِئتُما وَلا تَقرَبا هٰذِهِ الشَّجَرَةَ فَتَكونا مِنَ الظّٰلِمينَ(19)
"O Adam! dwell thou and thy wife in the Garden, and enjoy (its good things) as ye wish: but approach not this tree, or ye run into harm and transgression."(19)
فَوَسوَسَ لَهُمَا الشَّيطٰنُ لِيُبدِىَ لَهُما ما وۥرِىَ عَنهُما مِن سَوءٰتِهِما وَقالَ ما نَهىٰكُما رَبُّكُما عَن هٰذِهِ الشَّجَرَةِ إِلّا أَن تَكونا مَلَكَينِ أَو تَكونا مِنَ الخٰلِدينَ(20)
Then began Satan to whisper suggestions to them, bringing openly before their minds all their shame that was hidden from them (before): he said: "Your Lord only forbade you this tree, lest ye should become angels or such beings as live for ever."(20)
وَقاسَمَهُما إِنّى لَكُما لَمِنَ النّٰصِحينَ(21)
And he swore to them both, that he was their sincere adviser.(21)
فَدَلّىٰهُما بِغُرورٍ ۚ فَلَمّا ذاقَا الشَّجَرَةَ بَدَت لَهُما سَوءٰتُهُما وَطَفِقا يَخصِفانِ عَلَيهِما مِن وَرَقِ الجَنَّةِ ۖ وَنادىٰهُما رَبُّهُما أَلَم أَنهَكُما عَن تِلكُمَا الشَّجَرَةِ وَأَقُل لَكُما إِنَّ الشَّيطٰنَ لَكُما عَدُوٌّ مُبينٌ(22)
So by deceit he brought about their fall: when they tasted of the tree, their shame became manifest to them, and they began to sew together the leaves of the garden over their bodies. And their Lord called unto them: "Did I not forbid you that tree, and tell you that Satan was an avowed enemy unto you?"(22)
قالا رَبَّنا ظَلَمنا أَنفُسَنا وَإِن لَم تَغفِر لَنا وَتَرحَمنا لَنَكونَنَّ مِنَ الخٰسِرينَ(23)
They said: "Our Lord! We have wronged our own souls: If thou forgive us not and bestow not upon us Thy Mercy, we shall certainly be lost."(23)
قالَ اهبِطوا بَعضُكُم لِبَعضٍ عَدُوٌّ ۖ وَلَكُم فِى الأَرضِ مُستَقَرٌّ وَمَتٰعٌ إِلىٰ حينٍ(24)
(Allah) said: "Get ye down. With enmity between yourselves. On earth will be your dwelling-place and your means of livelihood,- for a time."(24)
قالَ فيها تَحيَونَ وَفيها تَموتونَ وَمِنها تُخرَجونَ(25)
He said: "Therein shall ye live, and therein shall ye die; but from it shall ye be taken out (at last)."(25)
يٰبَنى ءادَمَ قَد أَنزَلنا عَلَيكُم لِباسًا يُوٰرى سَوءٰتِكُم وَريشًا ۖ وَلِباسُ التَّقوىٰ ذٰلِكَ خَيرٌ ۚ ذٰلِكَ مِن ءايٰتِ اللَّهِ لَعَلَّهُم يَذَّكَّرونَ(26)
O ye Children of Adam! We have bestowed raiment upon you to cover your shame, as well as to be an adornment to you. But the raiment of righteousness,- that is the best. Such are among the Signs of Allah, that they may receive admonition!(26)
يٰبَنى ءادَمَ لا يَفتِنَنَّكُمُ الشَّيطٰنُ كَما أَخرَجَ أَبَوَيكُم مِنَ الجَنَّةِ يَنزِعُ عَنهُما لِباسَهُما لِيُرِيَهُما سَوءٰتِهِما ۗ إِنَّهُ يَرىٰكُم هُوَ وَقَبيلُهُ مِن حَيثُ لا تَرَونَهُم ۗ إِنّا جَعَلنَا الشَّيٰطينَ أَولِياءَ لِلَّذينَ لا يُؤمِنونَ(27)
O ye Children of Adam! Let not Satan seduce you, in the same manner as He got your parents out of the Garden, stripping them of their raiment, to expose their shame: for he and his tribe watch you from a position where ye cannot see them: We made the evil ones friends (only) to those without faith.(27)
وَإِذا فَعَلوا فٰحِشَةً قالوا وَجَدنا عَلَيها ءاباءَنا وَاللَّهُ أَمَرَنا بِها ۗ قُل إِنَّ اللَّهَ لا يَأمُرُ بِالفَحشاءِ ۖ أَتَقولونَ عَلَى اللَّهِ ما لا تَعلَمونَ(28)
When they do aught that is shameful, they say: "We found our fathers doing so"; and "Allah commanded us thus": Say: "Nay, Allah never commands what is shameful: do ye say of Allah what ye know not?"(28)
قُل أَمَرَ رَبّى بِالقِسطِ ۖ وَأَقيموا وُجوهَكُم عِندَ كُلِّ مَسجِدٍ وَادعوهُ مُخلِصينَ لَهُ الدّينَ ۚ كَما بَدَأَكُم تَعودونَ(29)
Say: "My Lord hath commanded justice; and that ye set your whole selves (to Him) at every time and place of prayer, and call upon Him, making your devotion sincere as in His sight: such as He created you in the beginning, so shall ye return."(29)
فَريقًا هَدىٰ وَفَريقًا حَقَّ عَلَيهِمُ الضَّلٰلَةُ ۗ إِنَّهُمُ اتَّخَذُوا الشَّيٰطينَ أَولِياءَ مِن دونِ اللَّهِ وَيَحسَبونَ أَنَّهُم مُهتَدونَ(30)
Some He hath guided: Others have (by their choice) deserved the loss of their way; in that they took the evil ones, in preference to Allah, for their friends and protectors, and think that they receive guidance.(30)
۞ يٰبَنى ءادَمَ خُذوا زينَتَكُم عِندَ كُلِّ مَسجِدٍ وَكُلوا وَاشرَبوا وَلا تُسرِفوا ۚ إِنَّهُ لا يُحِبُّ المُسرِفينَ(31)
O Children of Adam! wear your beautiful apparel at every time and place of prayer: eat and drink: But waste not by excess, for Allah loveth not the wasters.(31)
قُل مَن حَرَّمَ زينَةَ اللَّهِ الَّتى أَخرَجَ لِعِبادِهِ وَالطَّيِّبٰتِ مِنَ الرِّزقِ ۚ قُل هِىَ لِلَّذينَ ءامَنوا فِى الحَيوٰةِ الدُّنيا خالِصَةً يَومَ القِيٰمَةِ ۗ كَذٰلِكَ نُفَصِّلُ الءايٰتِ لِقَومٍ يَعلَمونَ(32)
Say: Who hath forbidden the beautiful (gifts) of Allah, which He hath produced for His servants, and the things, clean and pure, (which He hath provided) for sustenance? Say: They are, in the life of this world, for those who believe, (and) purely for them on the Day of Judgment. Thus do We explain the signs in detail for those who understand.(32)
قُل إِنَّما حَرَّمَ رَبِّىَ الفَوٰحِشَ ما ظَهَرَ مِنها وَما بَطَنَ وَالإِثمَ وَالبَغىَ بِغَيرِ الحَقِّ وَأَن تُشرِكوا بِاللَّهِ ما لَم يُنَزِّل بِهِ سُلطٰنًا وَأَن تَقولوا عَلَى اللَّهِ ما لا تَعلَمونَ(33)
Say: the things that my Lord hath indeed forbidden are: shameful deeds, whether open or secret; sins and trespasses against truth or reason; assigning of partners to Allah, for which He hath given no authority; and saying things about Allah of which ye have no knowledge.(33)
وَلِكُلِّ أُمَّةٍ أَجَلٌ ۖ فَإِذا جاءَ أَجَلُهُم لا يَستَأخِرونَ ساعَةً ۖ وَلا يَستَقدِمونَ(34)
To every people is a term appointed: when their term is reached, not an hour can they cause delay, nor (an hour) can they advance (it in anticipation).(34)
يٰبَنى ءادَمَ إِمّا يَأتِيَنَّكُم رُسُلٌ مِنكُم يَقُصّونَ عَلَيكُم ءايٰتى ۙ فَمَنِ اتَّقىٰ وَأَصلَحَ فَلا خَوفٌ عَلَيهِم وَلا هُم يَحزَنونَ(35)
O ye Children of Adam! whenever there come to you messengers from amongst you, rehearsing My signs unto you,- those who are righteous and mend (their lives),- on them shall be no fear nor shall they grieve.(35)
وَالَّذينَ كَذَّبوا بِـٔايٰتِنا وَاستَكبَروا عَنها أُولٰئِكَ أَصحٰبُ النّارِ ۖ هُم فيها خٰلِدونَ(36)
But those who reject Our signs and treat them with arrogance,- they are companions of the Fire, to dwell therein (for ever).(36)
فَمَن أَظلَمُ مِمَّنِ افتَرىٰ عَلَى اللَّهِ كَذِبًا أَو كَذَّبَ بِـٔايٰتِهِ ۚ أُولٰئِكَ يَنالُهُم نَصيبُهُم مِنَ الكِتٰبِ ۖ حَتّىٰ إِذا جاءَتهُم رُسُلُنا يَتَوَفَّونَهُم قالوا أَينَ ما كُنتُم تَدعونَ مِن دونِ اللَّهِ ۖ قالوا ضَلّوا عَنّا وَشَهِدوا عَلىٰ أَنفُسِهِم أَنَّهُم كانوا كٰفِرينَ(37)
Who is more unjust than one who invents a lie against Allah or rejects His Signs? For such, their portion appointed must reach them from the Book (of decrees): until, when our messengers (of death) arrive and take their souls, they say: "Where are the things that ye used to invoke besides Allah?" They will reply, "They have left us in the lurch," And they will bear witness against themselves, that they had rejected Allah.(37)
قالَ ادخُلوا فى أُمَمٍ قَد خَلَت مِن قَبلِكُم مِنَ الجِنِّ وَالإِنسِ فِى النّارِ ۖ كُلَّما دَخَلَت أُمَّةٌ لَعَنَت أُختَها ۖ حَتّىٰ إِذَا ادّارَكوا فيها جَميعًا قالَت أُخرىٰهُم لِأولىٰهُم رَبَّنا هٰؤُلاءِ أَضَلّونا فَـٔاتِهِم عَذابًا ضِعفًا مِنَ النّارِ ۖ قالَ لِكُلٍّ ضِعفٌ وَلٰكِن لا تَعلَمونَ(38)
He will say: "Enter ye in the company of the peoples who passed away before you - men and jinns, - into the Fire." Every time a new people enters, it curses its sister-people (that went before), until they follow each other, all into the Fire. Saith the last about the first: "Our Lord! it is these that misled us: so give them a double penalty in the Fire." He will say: "Doubled for all": but this ye do not understand.(38)
وَقالَت أولىٰهُم لِأُخرىٰهُم فَما كانَ لَكُم عَلَينا مِن فَضلٍ فَذوقُوا العَذابَ بِما كُنتُم تَكسِبونَ(39)
Then the first will say to the last: "See then! No advantage have ye over us; so taste ye of the penalty for all that ye did!"(39)
إِنَّ الَّذينَ كَذَّبوا بِـٔايٰتِنا وَاستَكبَروا عَنها لا تُفَتَّحُ لَهُم أَبوٰبُ السَّماءِ وَلا يَدخُلونَ الجَنَّةَ حَتّىٰ يَلِجَ الجَمَلُ فى سَمِّ الخِياطِ ۚ وَكَذٰلِكَ نَجزِى المُجرِمينَ(40)
To those who reject Our signs and treat them with arrogance, no opening will there be of the gates of heaven, nor will they enter the garden, until the camel can pass through the eye of the needle: Such is Our reward for those in sin.(40)
لَهُم مِن جَهَنَّمَ مِهادٌ وَمِن فَوقِهِم غَواشٍ ۚ وَكَذٰلِكَ نَجزِى الظّٰلِمينَ(41)
For them there is Hell, as a couch (below) and folds and folds of covering above: such is Our requital of those who do wrong.(41)
وَالَّذينَ ءامَنوا وَعَمِلُوا الصّٰلِحٰتِ لا نُكَلِّفُ نَفسًا إِلّا وُسعَها أُولٰئِكَ أَصحٰبُ الجَنَّةِ ۖ هُم فيها خٰلِدونَ(42)
But those who believe and work righteousness,- no burden do We place on any soul, but that which it can bear,- they will be Companions of the Garden, therein to dwell (for ever).(42)
وَنَزَعنا ما فى صُدورِهِم مِن غِلٍّ تَجرى مِن تَحتِهِمُ الأَنهٰرُ ۖ وَقالُوا الحَمدُ لِلَّهِ الَّذى هَدىٰنا لِهٰذا وَما كُنّا لِنَهتَدِىَ لَولا أَن هَدىٰنَا اللَّهُ ۖ لَقَد جاءَت رُسُلُ رَبِّنا بِالحَقِّ ۖ وَنودوا أَن تِلكُمُ الجَنَّةُ أورِثتُموها بِما كُنتُم تَعمَلونَ(43)
And We shall remove from their hearts any lurking sense of injury;- beneath them will be rivers flowing;- and they shall say: "Praise be to Allah, who hath guided us to this (felicity): never could we have found guidance, had it not been for the guidance of Allah: indeed it was the truth, that the messengers of our Lord brought unto us." And they shall hear the cry: "Behold! the garden before you! Ye have been made its inheritors, for your deeds (of righteousness)."(43)
وَنادىٰ أَصحٰبُ الجَنَّةِ أَصحٰبَ النّارِ أَن قَد وَجَدنا ما وَعَدَنا رَبُّنا حَقًّا فَهَل وَجَدتُم ما وَعَدَ رَبُّكُم حَقًّا ۖ قالوا نَعَم ۚ فَأَذَّنَ مُؤَذِّنٌ بَينَهُم أَن لَعنَةُ اللَّهِ عَلَى الظّٰلِمينَ(44)
The Companions of the Garden will call out to the Companions of the Fire: "We have indeed found the promises of our Lord to us true: Have you also found Your Lord's promises true?" They shall say, "Yes"; but a crier shall proclaim between them: "The curse of Allah is on the wrong-doers;-(44)
الَّذينَ يَصُدّونَ عَن سَبيلِ اللَّهِ وَيَبغونَها عِوَجًا وَهُم بِالءاخِرَةِ كٰفِرونَ(45)
"Those who would hinder (men) from the path of Allah and would seek in it something crooked: they were those who denied the Hereafter."(45)
وَبَينَهُما حِجابٌ ۚ وَعَلَى الأَعرافِ رِجالٌ يَعرِفونَ كُلًّا بِسيمىٰهُم ۚ وَنادَوا أَصحٰبَ الجَنَّةِ أَن سَلٰمٌ عَلَيكُم ۚ لَم يَدخُلوها وَهُم يَطمَعونَ(46)
Between them shall be a veil, and on the heights will be men who would know every one by his marks: they will call out to the Companions of the Garden, "peace on you": they will not have entered, but they will have an assurance (thereof).(46)
۞ وَإِذا صُرِفَت أَبصٰرُهُم تِلقاءَ أَصحٰبِ النّارِ قالوا رَبَّنا لا تَجعَلنا مَعَ القَومِ الظّٰلِمينَ(47)
When their eyes shall be turned towards the Companions of the Fire, they will say: "Our Lord! send us not to the company of the wrong-doers."(47)
وَنادىٰ أَصحٰبُ الأَعرافِ رِجالًا يَعرِفونَهُم بِسيمىٰهُم قالوا ما أَغنىٰ عَنكُم جَمعُكُم وَما كُنتُم تَستَكبِرونَ(48)
The men on the heights will call to certain men whom they will know from their marks, saying: "Of what profit to you were your hoards and your arrogant ways?(48)
أَهٰؤُلاءِ الَّذينَ أَقسَمتُم لا يَنالُهُمُ اللَّهُ بِرَحمَةٍ ۚ ادخُلُوا الجَنَّةَ لا خَوفٌ عَلَيكُم وَلا أَنتُم تَحزَنونَ(49)
"Behold! are these not the men whom you swore that Allah with His Mercy would never bless? Enter ye the Garden: no fear shall be on you, nor shall ye grieve."(49)
وَنادىٰ أَصحٰبُ النّارِ أَصحٰبَ الجَنَّةِ أَن أَفيضوا عَلَينا مِنَ الماءِ أَو مِمّا رَزَقَكُمُ اللَّهُ ۚ قالوا إِنَّ اللَّهَ حَرَّمَهُما عَلَى الكٰفِرينَ(50)
The Companions of the Fire will call to the Companions of the Garden: "Pour down to us water or anything that Allah doth provide for your sustenance." They will say: "Both these things hath Allah forbidden to those who rejected Him."(50)
الَّذينَ اتَّخَذوا دينَهُم لَهوًا وَلَعِبًا وَغَرَّتهُمُ الحَيوٰةُ الدُّنيا ۚ فَاليَومَ نَنسىٰهُم كَما نَسوا لِقاءَ يَومِهِم هٰذا وَما كانوا بِـٔايٰتِنا يَجحَدونَ(51)
"Such as took their religion to be mere amusement and play, and were deceived by the life of the world." That day shall We forget them as they forgot the meeting of this day of theirs, and as they were wont to reject Our signs.(51)
وَلَقَد جِئنٰهُم بِكِتٰبٍ فَصَّلنٰهُ عَلىٰ عِلمٍ هُدًى وَرَحمَةً لِقَومٍ يُؤمِنونَ(52)
For We had certainly sent unto them a Book, based on knowledge, which We explained in detail,- a guide and a mercy to all who believe.(52)
هَل يَنظُرونَ إِلّا تَأويلَهُ ۚ يَومَ يَأتى تَأويلُهُ يَقولُ الَّذينَ نَسوهُ مِن قَبلُ قَد جاءَت رُسُلُ رَبِّنا بِالحَقِّ فَهَل لَنا مِن شُفَعاءَ فَيَشفَعوا لَنا أَو نُرَدُّ فَنَعمَلَ غَيرَ الَّذى كُنّا نَعمَلُ ۚ قَد خَسِروا أَنفُسَهُم وَضَلَّ عَنهُم ما كانوا يَفتَرونَ(53)
Do they just wait for the final fulfilment of the event? On the day the event is finally fulfilled, those who disregarded it before will say: "The messengers of our Lord did indeed bring true (tidings). Have we no intercessors now to intercede on our behalf? Or could we be sent back? then should we behave differently from our behaviour in the past." In fact they will have lost their souls, and the things they invented will leave them in the lurch.(53)
إِنَّ رَبَّكُمُ اللَّهُ الَّذى خَلَقَ السَّمٰوٰتِ وَالأَرضَ فى سِتَّةِ أَيّامٍ ثُمَّ استَوىٰ عَلَى العَرشِ يُغشِى الَّيلَ النَّهارَ يَطلُبُهُ حَثيثًا وَالشَّمسَ وَالقَمَرَ وَالنُّجومَ مُسَخَّرٰتٍ بِأَمرِهِ ۗ أَلا لَهُ الخَلقُ وَالأَمرُ ۗ تَبارَكَ اللَّهُ رَبُّ العٰلَمينَ(54)
Your Guardian-Lord is Allah, Who created the heavens and the earth in six days, and is firmly established on the throne (of authority): He draweth the night as a veil o'er the day, each seeking the other in rapid succession: He created the sun, the moon, and the stars, (all) governed by laws under His command. Is it not His to create and to govern? Blessed be Allah, the Cherisher and Sustainer of the worlds!(54)
ادعوا رَبَّكُم تَضَرُّعًا وَخُفيَةً ۚ إِنَّهُ لا يُحِبُّ المُعتَدينَ(55)
Call on your Lord with humility and in private: for Allah loveth not those who trespass beyond bounds.(55)
وَلا تُفسِدوا فِى الأَرضِ بَعدَ إِصلٰحِها وَادعوهُ خَوفًا وَطَمَعًا ۚ إِنَّ رَحمَتَ اللَّهِ قَريبٌ مِنَ المُحسِنينَ(56)
Do no mischief on the earth, after it hath been set in order, but call on Him with fear and longing (in your hearts): for the Mercy of Allah is (always) near to those who do good.(56)
وَهُوَ الَّذى يُرسِلُ الرِّيٰحَ بُشرًا بَينَ يَدَى رَحمَتِهِ ۖ حَتّىٰ إِذا أَقَلَّت سَحابًا ثِقالًا سُقنٰهُ لِبَلَدٍ مَيِّتٍ فَأَنزَلنا بِهِ الماءَ فَأَخرَجنا بِهِ مِن كُلِّ الثَّمَرٰتِ ۚ كَذٰلِكَ نُخرِجُ المَوتىٰ لَعَلَّكُم تَذَكَّرونَ(57)
It is He Who sendeth the winds like heralds of glad tidings, going before His mercy: when they have carried the heavy-laden clouds, We drive them to a land that is dead, make rain to descend thereon, and produce every kind of harvest therewith: thus shall We raise up the dead: perchance ye may remember.(57)
وَالبَلَدُ الطَّيِّبُ يَخرُجُ نَباتُهُ بِإِذنِ رَبِّهِ ۖ وَالَّذى خَبُثَ لا يَخرُجُ إِلّا نَكِدًا ۚ كَذٰلِكَ نُصَرِّفُ الءايٰتِ لِقَومٍ يَشكُرونَ(58)
From the land that is clean and good, by the will of its Cherisher, springs up produce, (rich) after its kind: but from the land that is bad, springs up nothing but that which is niggardly: thus do we explain the signs by various (symbols) to those who are grateful.(58)
لَقَد أَرسَلنا نوحًا إِلىٰ قَومِهِ فَقالَ يٰقَومِ اعبُدُوا اللَّهَ ما لَكُم مِن إِلٰهٍ غَيرُهُ إِنّى أَخافُ عَلَيكُم عَذابَ يَومٍ عَظيمٍ(59)
We sent Noah to his people. He said: "O my people! worship Allah! ye have no other god but Him. I fear for you the punishment of a dreadful day!(59)
قالَ المَلَأُ مِن قَومِهِ إِنّا لَنَرىٰكَ فى ضَلٰلٍ مُبينٍ(60)
The leaders of his people said: "Ah! we see thee evidently wandering (in mind)."(60)
قالَ يٰقَومِ لَيسَ بى ضَلٰلَةٌ وَلٰكِنّى رَسولٌ مِن رَبِّ العٰلَمينَ(61)
He said: "O my people! No wandering is there in my (mind): on the contrary I am a messenger from the Lord and Cherisher of the worlds!(61)
أُبَلِّغُكُم رِسٰلٰتِ رَبّى وَأَنصَحُ لَكُم وَأَعلَمُ مِنَ اللَّهِ ما لا تَعلَمونَ(62)
"I but fulfil towards you the duties of my Lord's mission: Sincere is my advice to you, and I know from Allah something that ye know not.(62)
أَوَعَجِبتُم أَن جاءَكُم ذِكرٌ مِن رَبِّكُم عَلىٰ رَجُلٍ مِنكُم لِيُنذِرَكُم وَلِتَتَّقوا وَلَعَلَّكُم تُرحَمونَ(63)
"Do ye wonder that there hath come to you a message from your Lord, through a man of your own people, to warn you,- so that ye may fear Allah and haply receive His Mercy?"(63)
فَكَذَّبوهُ فَأَنجَينٰهُ وَالَّذينَ مَعَهُ فِى الفُلكِ وَأَغرَقنَا الَّذينَ كَذَّبوا بِـٔايٰتِنا ۚ إِنَّهُم كانوا قَومًا عَمينَ(64)
But they rejected him, and We delivered him, and those with him, in the Ark: but We overwhelmed in the flood those who rejected Our signs. They were indeed a blind people!(64)
۞ وَإِلىٰ عادٍ أَخاهُم هودًا ۗ قالَ يٰقَومِ اعبُدُوا اللَّهَ ما لَكُم مِن إِلٰهٍ غَيرُهُ ۚ أَفَلا تَتَّقونَ(65)
To the 'Ad people, (We sent) Hud, one of their (own) brethren: He said: O my people! worship Allah! ye have no other god but Him will ye not fear (Allah)?"(65)
قالَ المَلَأُ الَّذينَ كَفَروا مِن قَومِهِ إِنّا لَنَرىٰكَ فى سَفاهَةٍ وَإِنّا لَنَظُنُّكَ مِنَ الكٰذِبينَ(66)
The leaders of the Unbelievers among his people said: "Ah! we see thou art an imbecile!" and "We think thou art a liar!"(66)
قالَ يٰقَومِ لَيسَ بى سَفاهَةٌ وَلٰكِنّى رَسولٌ مِن رَبِّ العٰلَمينَ(67)
He said: "O my people! I am no imbecile, but (I am) a messenger from the Lord and Cherisher of the worlds!(67)
أُبَلِّغُكُم رِسٰلٰتِ رَبّى وَأَنا۠ لَكُم ناصِحٌ أَمينٌ(68)
"I but fulfil towards you the duties of my Lord's mission: I am to you a sincere and trustworthy adviser.(68)
أَوَعَجِبتُم أَن جاءَكُم ذِكرٌ مِن رَبِّكُم عَلىٰ رَجُلٍ مِنكُم لِيُنذِرَكُم ۚ وَاذكُروا إِذ جَعَلَكُم خُلَفاءَ مِن بَعدِ قَومِ نوحٍ وَزادَكُم فِى الخَلقِ بَصۜطَةً ۖ فَاذكُروا ءالاءَ اللَّهِ لَعَلَّكُم تُفلِحونَ(69)
"Do ye wonder that there hath come to you a message from your Lord through a man of your own people, to warn you? call in remembrance that He made you inheritors after the people of Noah, and gave you a stature tall among the nations. Call in remembrance the benefits (ye have received) from Allah: that so ye may prosper."(69)
قالوا أَجِئتَنا لِنَعبُدَ اللَّهَ وَحدَهُ وَنَذَرَ ما كانَ يَعبُدُ ءاباؤُنا ۖ فَأتِنا بِما تَعِدُنا إِن كُنتَ مِنَ الصّٰدِقينَ(70)
They said: "Comest thou to us, that we may worship Allah alone, and give up the cult of our fathers? bring us what thou threatenest us with, if so be that thou tellest the truth!"(70)
قالَ قَد وَقَعَ عَلَيكُم مِن رَبِّكُم رِجسٌ وَغَضَبٌ ۖ أَتُجٰدِلونَنى فى أَسماءٍ سَمَّيتُموها أَنتُم وَءاباؤُكُم ما نَزَّلَ اللَّهُ بِها مِن سُلطٰنٍ ۚ فَانتَظِروا إِنّى مَعَكُم مِنَ المُنتَظِرينَ(71)
He said: "Punishment and wrath have already come upon you from your Lord: dispute ye with me over names which ye have devised - ye and your fathers,- without authority from Allah? then wait: I am amongst you, also waiting."(71)
فَأَنجَينٰهُ وَالَّذينَ مَعَهُ بِرَحمَةٍ مِنّا وَقَطَعنا دابِرَ الَّذينَ كَذَّبوا بِـٔايٰتِنا ۖ وَما كانوا مُؤمِنينَ(72)
We saved him and those who adhered to him. By Our mercy, and We cut off the roots of those who rejected Our signs and did not believe.(72)
وَإِلىٰ ثَمودَ أَخاهُم صٰلِحًا ۗ قالَ يٰقَومِ اعبُدُوا اللَّهَ ما لَكُم مِن إِلٰهٍ غَيرُهُ ۖ قَد جاءَتكُم بَيِّنَةٌ مِن رَبِّكُم ۖ هٰذِهِ ناقَةُ اللَّهِ لَكُم ءايَةً ۖ فَذَروها تَأكُل فى أَرضِ اللَّهِ ۖ وَلا تَمَسّوها بِسوءٍ فَيَأخُذَكُم عَذابٌ أَليمٌ(73)
To the Thamud people (We sent) Salih, one of their own brethren: He said: "O my people! worship Allah: ye have no other god but Him. Now hath come unto you a clear (Sign) from your Lord! This she-camel of Allah is a Sign unto you: So leave her to graze in Allah's earth, and let her come to no harm, or ye shall be seized with a grievous punishment.(73)
وَاذكُروا إِذ جَعَلَكُم خُلَفاءَ مِن بَعدِ عادٍ وَبَوَّأَكُم فِى الأَرضِ تَتَّخِذونَ مِن سُهولِها قُصورًا وَتَنحِتونَ الجِبالَ بُيوتًا ۖ فَاذكُروا ءالاءَ اللَّهِ وَلا تَعثَوا فِى الأَرضِ مُفسِدينَ(74)
"And remember how He made you inheritors after the 'Ad people and gave you habitations in the land: ye build for yourselves palaces and castles in (open) plains, and carve out homes in the mountains; so bring to remembrance the benefits (ye have received) from Allah, and refrain from evil and mischief on the earth."(74)
قالَ المَلَأُ الَّذينَ استَكبَروا مِن قَومِهِ لِلَّذينَ استُضعِفوا لِمَن ءامَنَ مِنهُم أَتَعلَمونَ أَنَّ صٰلِحًا مُرسَلٌ مِن رَبِّهِ ۚ قالوا إِنّا بِما أُرسِلَ بِهِ مُؤمِنونَ(75)
The leaders of the arrogant party among his people said to those who were reckoned powerless - those among them who believed: "know ye indeed that Salih is a messenger from his Lord?" They said: "We do indeed believe in the revelation which hath been sent through him."(75)
قالَ الَّذينَ استَكبَروا إِنّا بِالَّذى ءامَنتُم بِهِ كٰفِرونَ(76)
The Arrogant party said: "For our part, we reject what ye believe in."(76)
فَعَقَرُوا النّاقَةَ وَعَتَوا عَن أَمرِ رَبِّهِم وَقالوا يٰصٰلِحُ ائتِنا بِما تَعِدُنا إِن كُنتَ مِنَ المُرسَلينَ(77)
Then they ham-strung the she-camel, and insolently defied the order of their Lord, saying: "O Salih! bring about thy threats, if thou art a messenger (of Allah)!"(77)
فَأَخَذَتهُمُ الرَّجفَةُ فَأَصبَحوا فى دارِهِم جٰثِمينَ(78)
So the earthquake took them unawares, and they lay prostrate in their homes in the morning!(78)
فَتَوَلّىٰ عَنهُم وَقالَ يٰقَومِ لَقَد أَبلَغتُكُم رِسالَةَ رَبّى وَنَصَحتُ لَكُم وَلٰكِن لا تُحِبّونَ النّٰصِحينَ(79)
So Salih left them, saying: "O my people! I did indeed convey to you the message for which I was sent by my Lord: I gave you good counsel, but ye love not good counsellors!"(79)
وَلوطًا إِذ قالَ لِقَومِهِ أَتَأتونَ الفٰحِشَةَ ما سَبَقَكُم بِها مِن أَحَدٍ مِنَ العٰلَمينَ(80)
We also (sent) Lut: He said to his people: "Do ye commit lewdness such as no people in creation (ever) committed before you?(80)
إِنَّكُم لَتَأتونَ الرِّجالَ شَهوَةً مِن دونِ النِّساءِ ۚ بَل أَنتُم قَومٌ مُسرِفونَ(81)
"For ye practise your lusts on men in preference to women: ye are indeed a people transgressing beyond bounds."(81)
وَما كانَ جَوابَ قَومِهِ إِلّا أَن قالوا أَخرِجوهُم مِن قَريَتِكُم ۖ إِنَّهُم أُناسٌ يَتَطَهَّرونَ(82)
And his people gave no answer but this: they said, "Drive them out of your city: these are indeed men who want to be clean and pure!"(82)
فَأَنجَينٰهُ وَأَهلَهُ إِلَّا امرَأَتَهُ كانَت مِنَ الغٰبِرينَ(83)
But we saved him and his family, except his wife: she was of those who legged behind.(83)
وَأَمطَرنا عَلَيهِم مَطَرًا ۖ فَانظُر كَيفَ كانَ عٰقِبَةُ المُجرِمينَ(84)
And we rained down on them a shower (of brimstone): Then see what was the end of those who indulged in sin and crime!(84)
وَإِلىٰ مَديَنَ أَخاهُم شُعَيبًا ۗ قالَ يٰقَومِ اعبُدُوا اللَّهَ ما لَكُم مِن إِلٰهٍ غَيرُهُ ۖ قَد جاءَتكُم بَيِّنَةٌ مِن رَبِّكُم ۖ فَأَوفُوا الكَيلَ وَالميزانَ وَلا تَبخَسُوا النّاسَ أَشياءَهُم وَلا تُفسِدوا فِى الأَرضِ بَعدَ إِصلٰحِها ۚ ذٰلِكُم خَيرٌ لَكُم إِن كُنتُم مُؤمِنينَ(85)
To the Madyan people We sent Shu'aib, one of their own brethren: he said: "O my people! worship Allah; Ye have no other god but Him. Now hath come unto you a clear (Sign) from your Lord! Give just measure and weight, nor withhold from the people the things that are their due; and do no mischief on the earth after it has been set in order: that will be best for you, if ye have Faith.(85)
وَلا تَقعُدوا بِكُلِّ صِرٰطٍ توعِدونَ وَتَصُدّونَ عَن سَبيلِ اللَّهِ مَن ءامَنَ بِهِ وَتَبغونَها عِوَجًا ۚ وَاذكُروا إِذ كُنتُم قَليلًا فَكَثَّرَكُم ۖ وَانظُروا كَيفَ كانَ عٰقِبَةُ المُفسِدينَ(86)
"And squat not on every road, breathing threats, hindering from the path of Allah those who believe in Him, and seeking in it something crooked; But remember how ye were little, and He gave you increase. And hold in your mind's eye what was the end of those who did mischief.(86)
وَإِن كانَ طائِفَةٌ مِنكُم ءامَنوا بِالَّذى أُرسِلتُ بِهِ وَطائِفَةٌ لَم يُؤمِنوا فَاصبِروا حَتّىٰ يَحكُمَ اللَّهُ بَينَنا ۚ وَهُوَ خَيرُ الحٰكِمينَ(87)
"And if there is a party among you who believes in the message with which I have been sent, and a party which does not believe, hold yourselves in patience until Allah doth decide between us: for He is the best to decide.(87)
۞ قالَ المَلَأُ الَّذينَ استَكبَروا مِن قَومِهِ لَنُخرِجَنَّكَ يٰشُعَيبُ وَالَّذينَ ءامَنوا مَعَكَ مِن قَريَتِنا أَو لَتَعودُنَّ فى مِلَّتِنا ۚ قالَ أَوَلَو كُنّا كٰرِهينَ(88)
The leaders, the arrogant party among his people, said: "O Shu'aib! we shall certainly drive thee out of our city - (thee) and those who believe with thee; or else ye (thou and they) shall have to return to our ways and religion." He said: "What! even though we do detest (them)?(88)
قَدِ افتَرَينا عَلَى اللَّهِ كَذِبًا إِن عُدنا فى مِلَّتِكُم بَعدَ إِذ نَجّىٰنَا اللَّهُ مِنها ۚ وَما يَكونُ لَنا أَن نَعودَ فيها إِلّا أَن يَشاءَ اللَّهُ رَبُّنا ۚ وَسِعَ رَبُّنا كُلَّ شَيءٍ عِلمًا ۚ عَلَى اللَّهِ تَوَكَّلنا ۚ رَبَّنَا افتَح بَينَنا وَبَينَ قَومِنا بِالحَقِّ وَأَنتَ خَيرُ الفٰتِحينَ(89)
"We should indeed invent a lie against Allah, if we returned to your ways after Allah hath rescued us therefrom; nor could we by any manner of means return thereto unless it be as in the will and plan of Allah, Our Lord. Our Lord can reach out to the utmost recesses of things by His knowledge. In the Allah is our trust. our Lord! decide Thou between us and our people in truth, for Thou art the best to decide."(89)
وَقالَ المَلَأُ الَّذينَ كَفَروا مِن قَومِهِ لَئِنِ اتَّبَعتُم شُعَيبًا إِنَّكُم إِذًا لَخٰسِرونَ(90)
The leaders, the unbelievers among his people, said: "If ye follow Shu'aib, be sure then ye are ruined!"(90)
فَأَخَذَتهُمُ الرَّجفَةُ فَأَصبَحوا فى دارِهِم جٰثِمينَ(91)
But the earthquake took them unawares, and they lay prostrate in their homes before the morning!(91)
الَّذينَ كَذَّبوا شُعَيبًا كَأَن لَم يَغنَوا فيهَا ۚ الَّذينَ كَذَّبوا شُعَيبًا كانوا هُمُ الخٰسِرينَ(92)
The men who reject Shu'aib became as if they had never been in the homes where they had flourished: the men who rejected Shu'aib - it was they who were ruined!(92)
فَتَوَلّىٰ عَنهُم وَقالَ يٰقَومِ لَقَد أَبلَغتُكُم رِسٰلٰتِ رَبّى وَنَصَحتُ لَكُم ۖ فَكَيفَ ءاسىٰ عَلىٰ قَومٍ كٰفِرينَ(93)
So Shu'aib left them, saying: "O my people! I did indeed convey to you the messages for which I was sent by my Lord: I gave you good counsel, but how shall I lament over a people who refuse to believe!"(93)
وَما أَرسَلنا فى قَريَةٍ مِن نَبِىٍّ إِلّا أَخَذنا أَهلَها بِالبَأساءِ وَالضَّرّاءِ لَعَلَّهُم يَضَّرَّعونَ(94)
Whenever We sent a prophet to a town, We took up its people in suffering and adversity, in order that they might learn humility.(94)
ثُمَّ بَدَّلنا مَكانَ السَّيِّئَةِ الحَسَنَةَ حَتّىٰ عَفَوا وَقالوا قَد مَسَّ ءاباءَنَا الضَّرّاءُ وَالسَّرّاءُ فَأَخَذنٰهُم بَغتَةً وَهُم لا يَشعُرونَ(95)
Then We changed their suffering into prosperity, until they grew and multiplied, and began to say: "Our fathers (too) were touched by suffering and affluence"... Behold! We called them to account of a sudden, while they realised not (their peril).(95)
وَلَو أَنَّ أَهلَ القُرىٰ ءامَنوا وَاتَّقَوا لَفَتَحنا عَلَيهِم بَرَكٰتٍ مِنَ السَّماءِ وَالأَرضِ وَلٰكِن كَذَّبوا فَأَخَذنٰهُم بِما كانوا يَكسِبونَ(96)
If the people of the towns had but believed and feared Allah, We should indeed have opened out to them (All kinds of) blessings from heaven and earth; but they rejected (the truth), and We brought them to book for their misdeeds.(96)
أَفَأَمِنَ أَهلُ القُرىٰ أَن يَأتِيَهُم بَأسُنا بَيٰتًا وَهُم نائِمونَ(97)
Did the people of the towns feel secure against the coming of Our wrath by night while they were asleep?(97)
أَوَأَمِنَ أَهلُ القُرىٰ أَن يَأتِيَهُم بَأسُنا ضُحًى وَهُم يَلعَبونَ(98)
Or else did they feel secure against its coming in broad daylight while they played about (care-free)?(98)
أَفَأَمِنوا مَكرَ اللَّهِ ۚ فَلا يَأمَنُ مَكرَ اللَّهِ إِلَّا القَومُ الخٰسِرونَ(99)
Did they then feel secure against the plan of Allah?- but no one can feel secure from the Plan of Allah, except those (doomed) to ruin!(99)
أَوَلَم يَهدِ لِلَّذينَ يَرِثونَ الأَرضَ مِن بَعدِ أَهلِها أَن لَو نَشاءُ أَصَبنٰهُم بِذُنوبِهِم ۚ وَنَطبَعُ عَلىٰ قُلوبِهِم فَهُم لا يَسمَعونَ(100)
To those who inherit the earth in succession to its (previous) possessors, is it not a guiding, (lesson) that, if We so willed, We could punish them (too) for their sins, and seal up their hearts so that they could not hear?(100)
تِلكَ القُرىٰ نَقُصُّ عَلَيكَ مِن أَنبائِها ۚ وَلَقَد جاءَتهُم رُسُلُهُم بِالبَيِّنٰتِ فَما كانوا لِيُؤمِنوا بِما كَذَّبوا مِن قَبلُ ۚ كَذٰلِكَ يَطبَعُ اللَّهُ عَلىٰ قُلوبِ الكٰفِرينَ(101)
Such were the towns whose story We (thus) relate unto thee: There came indeed to them their messengers with clear (signs): But they would not believe what they had rejected before. Thus doth Allah seal up the hearts of those who reject faith.(101)
وَما وَجَدنا لِأَكثَرِهِم مِن عَهدٍ ۖ وَإِن وَجَدنا أَكثَرَهُم لَفٰسِقينَ(102)
Most of them We found not men (true) to their covenant: but most of them We found rebellious and disobedient.(102)
ثُمَّ بَعَثنا مِن بَعدِهِم موسىٰ بِـٔايٰتِنا إِلىٰ فِرعَونَ وَمَلَإِي۟هِ فَظَلَموا بِها ۖ فَانظُر كَيفَ كانَ عٰقِبَةُ المُفسِدينَ(103)
Then after them We sent Moses with Our signs to Pharaoh and his chiefs, but they wrongfully rejected them: So see what was the end of those who made mischief.(103)
وَقالَ موسىٰ يٰفِرعَونُ إِنّى رَسولٌ مِن رَبِّ العٰلَمينَ(104)
Moses said: "O Pharaoh! I am a messenger from the Lord of the worlds,-(104)
حَقيقٌ عَلىٰ أَن لا أَقولَ عَلَى اللَّهِ إِلَّا الحَقَّ ۚ قَد جِئتُكُم بِبَيِّنَةٍ مِن رَبِّكُم فَأَرسِل مَعِىَ بَنى إِسرٰءيلَ(105)
One for whom it is right to say nothing but truth about Allah. Now have I come unto you (people), from your Lord, with a clear (Sign): So let the Children of Israel depart along with me."(105)
قالَ إِن كُنتَ جِئتَ بِـٔايَةٍ فَأتِ بِها إِن كُنتَ مِنَ الصّٰدِقينَ(106)
(Pharaoh) said: "If indeed thou hast come with a Sign, show it forth,- if thou tellest the truth."(106)
فَأَلقىٰ عَصاهُ فَإِذا هِىَ ثُعبانٌ مُبينٌ(107)
Then (Moses) threw his rod, and behold! it was a serpent, plain (for all to see)!(107)
وَنَزَعَ يَدَهُ فَإِذا هِىَ بَيضاءُ لِلنّٰظِرينَ(108)
And he drew out his hand, and behold! it was white to all beholders!(108)
قالَ المَلَأُ مِن قَومِ فِرعَونَ إِنَّ هٰذا لَسٰحِرٌ عَليمٌ(109)
Said the Chiefs of the people of Pharaoh: "This is indeed a sorcerer well-versed.(109)
يُريدُ أَن يُخرِجَكُم مِن أَرضِكُم ۖ فَماذا تَأمُرونَ(110)
"His plan is to get you out of your land: then what is it ye counsel?"(110)
قالوا أَرجِه وَأَخاهُ وَأَرسِل فِى المَدائِنِ حٰشِرينَ(111)
They said: "Keep him and his brother in suspense (for a while); and send to the cities men to collect-(111)
يَأتوكَ بِكُلِّ سٰحِرٍ عَليمٍ(112)
And bring up to thee all (our) sorcerers well-versed."(112)
وَجاءَ السَّحَرَةُ فِرعَونَ قالوا إِنَّ لَنا لَأَجرًا إِن كُنّا نَحنُ الغٰلِبينَ(113)
So there came the sorcerers to Pharaoh: They said, "of course we shall have a (suitable) reward if we win!"(113)
قالَ نَعَم وَإِنَّكُم لَمِنَ المُقَرَّبينَ(114)
He said: "Yea, (and more),- for ye shall in that case be (raised to posts) nearest (to my person)."(114)
قالوا يٰموسىٰ إِمّا أَن تُلقِىَ وَإِمّا أَن نَكونَ نَحنُ المُلقينَ(115)
They said: "O Moses! wilt thou throw (first), or shall we have the (first) throw?"(115)
قالَ أَلقوا ۖ فَلَمّا أَلقَوا سَحَروا أَعيُنَ النّاسِ وَاستَرهَبوهُم وَجاءو بِسِحرٍ عَظيمٍ(116)
Said Moses: "Throw ye (first)." So when they threw, they bewitched the eyes of the people, and struck terror into them: for they showed a great (feat of) magic.(116)
۞ وَأَوحَينا إِلىٰ موسىٰ أَن أَلقِ عَصاكَ ۖ فَإِذا هِىَ تَلقَفُ ما يَأفِكونَ(117)
We put it into Moses's mind by inspiration: "Throw (now) thy rod": and behold! it swallows up straight away all the falsehoods which they fake!(117)
فَوَقَعَ الحَقُّ وَبَطَلَ ما كانوا يَعمَلونَ(118)
Thus truth was confirmed, and all that they did was made of no effect.(118)
فَغُلِبوا هُنالِكَ وَانقَلَبوا صٰغِرينَ(119)
So the (great ones) were vanquished there and then, and were made to look small.(119)
وَأُلقِىَ السَّحَرَةُ سٰجِدينَ(120)
But the sorcerers fell down prostrate in adoration.(120)
قالوا ءامَنّا بِرَبِّ العٰلَمينَ(121)
Saying: "We believe in the Lord of the Worlds,-(121)
رَبِّ موسىٰ وَهٰرونَ(122)
"The Lord of Moses and Aaron."(122)
قالَ فِرعَونُ ءامَنتُم بِهِ قَبلَ أَن ءاذَنَ لَكُم ۖ إِنَّ هٰذا لَمَكرٌ مَكَرتُموهُ فِى المَدينَةِ لِتُخرِجوا مِنها أَهلَها ۖ فَسَوفَ تَعلَمونَ(123)
Said Pharaoh: "Believe ye in Him before I give you permission? Surely this is a trick which ye have planned in the city to drive out its people: but soon shall ye know (the consequences).(123)
لَأُقَطِّعَنَّ أَيدِيَكُم وَأَرجُلَكُم مِن خِلٰفٍ ثُمَّ لَأُصَلِّبَنَّكُم أَجمَعينَ(124)
"Be sure I will cut off your hands and your feet on apposite sides, and I will cause you all to die on the cross."(124)
قالوا إِنّا إِلىٰ رَبِّنا مُنقَلِبونَ(125)
They said: "For us, We are but sent back unto our Lord:(125)
وَما تَنقِمُ مِنّا إِلّا أَن ءامَنّا بِـٔايٰتِ رَبِّنا لَمّا جاءَتنا ۚ رَبَّنا أَفرِغ عَلَينا صَبرًا وَتَوَفَّنا مُسلِمينَ(126)
"But thou dost wreak thy vengeance on us simply because we believed in the Signs of our Lord when they reached us! Our Lord! pour out on us patience and constancy, and take our souls unto thee as Muslims (who bow to thy will)!(126)
وَقالَ المَلَأُ مِن قَومِ فِرعَونَ أَتَذَرُ موسىٰ وَقَومَهُ لِيُفسِدوا فِى الأَرضِ وَيَذَرَكَ وَءالِهَتَكَ ۚ قالَ سَنُقَتِّلُ أَبناءَهُم وَنَستَحيۦ نِساءَهُم وَإِنّا فَوقَهُم قٰهِرونَ(127)
Said the chiefs of Pharaoh's people: "Wilt thou leave Moses and his people, to spread mischief in the land, and to abandon thee and thy gods?" He said: "Their male children will we slay; (only) their females will we save alive; and we have over them (power) irresistible."(127)
قالَ موسىٰ لِقَومِهِ استَعينوا بِاللَّهِ وَاصبِروا ۖ إِنَّ الأَرضَ لِلَّهِ يورِثُها مَن يَشاءُ مِن عِبادِهِ ۖ وَالعٰقِبَةُ لِلمُتَّقينَ(128)
Said Moses to his people: "Pray for help from Allah, and (wait) in patience and constancy: for the earth is Allah's, to give as a heritage to such of His servants as He pleaseth; and the end is (best) for the righteous.(128)
قالوا أوذينا مِن قَبلِ أَن تَأتِيَنا وَمِن بَعدِ ما جِئتَنا ۚ قالَ عَسىٰ رَبُّكُم أَن يُهلِكَ عَدُوَّكُم وَيَستَخلِفَكُم فِى الأَرضِ فَيَنظُرَ كَيفَ تَعمَلونَ(129)
They said: "We have had (nothing but) trouble, both before and after thou camest to us." He said: "It may be that your Lord will destroy your enemy and make you inheritors in the earth; that so He may try you by your deeds."(129)
وَلَقَد أَخَذنا ءالَ فِرعَونَ بِالسِّنينَ وَنَقصٍ مِنَ الثَّمَرٰتِ لَعَلَّهُم يَذَّكَّرونَ(130)
We punished the people of Pharaoh with years (of droughts) and shortness of crops; that they might receive admonition.(130)
فَإِذا جاءَتهُمُ الحَسَنَةُ قالوا لَنا هٰذِهِ ۖ وَإِن تُصِبهُم سَيِّئَةٌ يَطَّيَّروا بِموسىٰ وَمَن مَعَهُ ۗ أَلا إِنَّما طٰئِرُهُم عِندَ اللَّهِ وَلٰكِنَّ أَكثَرَهُم لا يَعلَمونَ(131)
But when good (times) came, they said, "This is due to us;" When gripped by calamity, they ascribed it to evil omens connected with Moses and those with him! Behold! in truth the omens of evil are theirs in Allah's sight, but most of them do not understand!(131)
وَقالوا مَهما تَأتِنا بِهِ مِن ءايَةٍ لِتَسحَرَنا بِها فَما نَحنُ لَكَ بِمُؤمِنينَ(132)
They said (to Moses): "Whatever be the Signs thou bringest, to work therewith thy sorcery on us, we shall never believe in thee.(132)
فَأَرسَلنا عَلَيهِمُ الطّوفانَ وَالجَرادَ وَالقُمَّلَ وَالضَّفادِعَ وَالدَّمَ ءايٰتٍ مُفَصَّلٰتٍ فَاستَكبَروا وَكانوا قَومًا مُجرِمينَ(133)
So We sent (plagues) on them: Wholesale death, Locusts, Lice, Frogs, And Blood: Signs openly self-explained: but they were steeped in arrogance,- a people given to sin.(133)
وَلَمّا وَقَعَ عَلَيهِمُ الرِّجزُ قالوا يٰموسَى ادعُ لَنا رَبَّكَ بِما عَهِدَ عِندَكَ ۖ لَئِن كَشَفتَ عَنَّا الرِّجزَ لَنُؤمِنَنَّ لَكَ وَلَنُرسِلَنَّ مَعَكَ بَنى إِسرٰءيلَ(134)
Every time the penalty fell on them, they said: "O Moses! on your behalf call on thy Lord in virtue of his promise to thee: If thou wilt remove the penalty from us, we shall truly believe in thee, and we shall send away the Children of Israel with thee."(134)
فَلَمّا كَشَفنا عَنهُمُ الرِّجزَ إِلىٰ أَجَلٍ هُم بٰلِغوهُ إِذا هُم يَنكُثونَ(135)
But every time We removed the penalty from them according to a fixed term which they had to fulfil,- Behold! they broke their word!(135)
فَانتَقَمنا مِنهُم فَأَغرَقنٰهُم فِى اليَمِّ بِأَنَّهُم كَذَّبوا بِـٔايٰتِنا وَكانوا عَنها غٰفِلينَ(136)
So We exacted retribution from them: We drowned them in the sea, because they rejected Our Signs and failed to take warning from them.(136)
وَأَورَثنَا القَومَ الَّذينَ كانوا يُستَضعَفونَ مَشٰرِقَ الأَرضِ وَمَغٰرِبَهَا الَّتى بٰرَكنا فيها ۖ وَتَمَّت كَلِمَتُ رَبِّكَ الحُسنىٰ عَلىٰ بَنى إِسرٰءيلَ بِما صَبَروا ۖ وَدَمَّرنا ما كانَ يَصنَعُ فِرعَونُ وَقَومُهُ وَما كانوا يَعرِشونَ(137)
And We made a people, considered weak (and of no account), inheritors of lands in both east and west, - lands whereon We sent down Our blessings. The fair promise of thy Lord was fulfilled for the Children of Israel, because they had patience and constancy, and We levelled to the ground the great works and fine buildings which Pharaoh and his people erected (with such pride).(137)
وَجٰوَزنا بِبَنى إِسرٰءيلَ البَحرَ فَأَتَوا عَلىٰ قَومٍ يَعكُفونَ عَلىٰ أَصنامٍ لَهُم ۚ قالوا يٰموسَى اجعَل لَنا إِلٰهًا كَما لَهُم ءالِهَةٌ ۚ قالَ إِنَّكُم قَومٌ تَجهَلونَ(138)
We took the Children of Israel (with safety) across the sea. They came upon a people devoted entirely to some idols they had. They said: "O Moses! fashion for us a god like unto the gods they have." He said: "Surely ye are a people without knowledge.(138)
إِنَّ هٰؤُلاءِ مُتَبَّرٌ ما هُم فيهِ وَبٰطِلٌ ما كانوا يَعمَلونَ(139)
"As to these folk,- the cult they are in is (but) a fragment of a ruin, and vain is the (worship) which they practise."(139)
قالَ أَغَيرَ اللَّهِ أَبغيكُم إِلٰهًا وَهُوَ فَضَّلَكُم عَلَى العٰلَمينَ(140)
He said: "Shall I seek for you a god other than the (true) Allah, when it is Allah Who hath endowed you with gifts above the nations?"(140)
وَإِذ أَنجَينٰكُم مِن ءالِ فِرعَونَ يَسومونَكُم سوءَ العَذابِ ۖ يُقَتِّلونَ أَبناءَكُم وَيَستَحيونَ نِساءَكُم ۚ وَفى ذٰلِكُم بَلاءٌ مِن رَبِّكُم عَظيمٌ(141)
And remember We rescued you from Pharaoh's people, who afflicted you with the worst of penalties, who slew your male children and saved alive your females: in that was a momentous trial from your Lord.(141)
۞ وَوٰعَدنا موسىٰ ثَلٰثينَ لَيلَةً وَأَتمَمنٰها بِعَشرٍ فَتَمَّ ميقٰتُ رَبِّهِ أَربَعينَ لَيلَةً ۚ وَقالَ موسىٰ لِأَخيهِ هٰرونَ اخلُفنى فى قَومى وَأَصلِح وَلا تَتَّبِع سَبيلَ المُفسِدينَ(142)
We appointed for Moses thirty nights, and completed (the period) with ten (more): thus was completed the term (of communion) with his Lord, forty nights. And Moses had charged his brother Aaron (before he went up): "Act for me amongst my people: Do right, and follow not the way of those who do mischief."(142)
وَلَمّا جاءَ موسىٰ لِميقٰتِنا وَكَلَّمَهُ رَبُّهُ قالَ رَبِّ أَرِنى أَنظُر إِلَيكَ ۚ قالَ لَن تَرىٰنى وَلٰكِنِ انظُر إِلَى الجَبَلِ فَإِنِ استَقَرَّ مَكانَهُ فَسَوفَ تَرىٰنى ۚ فَلَمّا تَجَلّىٰ رَبُّهُ لِلجَبَلِ جَعَلَهُ دَكًّا وَخَرَّ موسىٰ صَعِقًا ۚ فَلَمّا أَفاقَ قالَ سُبحٰنَكَ تُبتُ إِلَيكَ وَأَنا۠ أَوَّلُ المُؤمِنينَ(143)
When Moses came to the place appointed by Us, and his Lord addressed him, He said: "O my Lord! show (Thyself) to me, that I may look upon thee." Allah said: "By no means canst thou see Me (direct); But look upon the mount; if it abide in its place, then shalt thou see Me." When his Lord manifested His glory on the Mount, He made it as dust. And Moses fell down in a swoon. When he recovered his senses he said: "Glory be to Thee! to Thee I turn in repentance, and I am the first to believe."(143)
قالَ يٰموسىٰ إِنِّى اصطَفَيتُكَ عَلَى النّاسِ بِرِسٰلٰتى وَبِكَلٰمى فَخُذ ما ءاتَيتُكَ وَكُن مِنَ الشّٰكِرينَ(144)
(Allah) said: "O Moses! I have chosen thee above (other) men, by the mission I (have given thee) and the words I (have spoken to thee): take then the (revelation) which I give thee, and be of those who give thanks."(144)
وَكَتَبنا لَهُ فِى الأَلواحِ مِن كُلِّ شَيءٍ مَوعِظَةً وَتَفصيلًا لِكُلِّ شَيءٍ فَخُذها بِقُوَّةٍ وَأمُر قَومَكَ يَأخُذوا بِأَحسَنِها ۚ سَأُو۟ريكُم دارَ الفٰسِقينَ(145)
And We ordained laws for him in the tablets in all matters, both commanding and explaining all things, (and said): "Take and hold these with firmness, and enjoin thy people to hold fast by the best in the precepts: soon shall I show you the homes of the wicked,- (How they lie desolate)."(145)
سَأَصرِفُ عَن ءايٰتِىَ الَّذينَ يَتَكَبَّرونَ فِى الأَرضِ بِغَيرِ الحَقِّ وَإِن يَرَوا كُلَّ ءايَةٍ لا يُؤمِنوا بِها وَإِن يَرَوا سَبيلَ الرُّشدِ لا يَتَّخِذوهُ سَبيلًا وَإِن يَرَوا سَبيلَ الغَىِّ يَتَّخِذوهُ سَبيلًا ۚ ذٰلِكَ بِأَنَّهُم كَذَّبوا بِـٔايٰتِنا وَكانوا عَنها غٰفِلينَ(146)
Those who behave arrogantly on the earth in defiance of right - them will I turn away from My signs: Even if they see all the signs, they will not believe in them; and if they see the way of right conduct, they will not adopt it as the way; but if they see the way of error, that is the way they will adopt. For they have rejected our signs, and failed to take warning from them.(146)
وَالَّذينَ كَذَّبوا بِـٔايٰتِنا وَلِقاءِ الءاخِرَةِ حَبِطَت أَعمٰلُهُم ۚ هَل يُجزَونَ إِلّا ما كانوا يَعمَلونَ(147)
Those who reject Our signs and the meeting in the Hereafter,- vain are their deeds: Can they expect to be rewarded except as they have wrought?(147)
وَاتَّخَذَ قَومُ موسىٰ مِن بَعدِهِ مِن حُلِيِّهِم عِجلًا جَسَدًا لَهُ خُوارٌ ۚ أَلَم يَرَوا أَنَّهُ لا يُكَلِّمُهُم وَلا يَهديهِم سَبيلًا ۘ اتَّخَذوهُ وَكانوا ظٰلِمينَ(148)
The people of Moses made, in his absence, out of their ornaments, the image of calf, (for worship): it seemed to low: did they not see that it could neither speak to them, nor show them the way? They took it for worship and they did wrong.(148)
وَلَمّا سُقِطَ فى أَيديهِم وَرَأَوا أَنَّهُم قَد ضَلّوا قالوا لَئِن لَم يَرحَمنا رَبُّنا وَيَغفِر لَنا لَنَكونَنَّ مِنَ الخٰسِرينَ(149)
When they repented, and saw that they had erred, they said: "If our Lord have not mercy upon us and forgive us, we shall indeed be of those who perish."(149)
وَلَمّا رَجَعَ موسىٰ إِلىٰ قَومِهِ غَضبٰنَ أَسِفًا قالَ بِئسَما خَلَفتُمونى مِن بَعدى ۖ أَعَجِلتُم أَمرَ رَبِّكُم ۖ وَأَلقَى الأَلواحَ وَأَخَذَ بِرَأسِ أَخيهِ يَجُرُّهُ إِلَيهِ ۚ قالَ ابنَ أُمَّ إِنَّ القَومَ استَضعَفونى وَكادوا يَقتُلونَنى فَلا تُشمِت بِىَ الأَعداءَ وَلا تَجعَلنى مَعَ القَومِ الظّٰلِمينَ(150)
When Moses came back to his people, angry and grieved, he said: "Evil it is that ye have done in my place in my absence: did ye make haste to bring on the judgment of your Lord?" He put down the tablets, seized his brother by (the hair of) his head, and dragged him to him. Aaron said: "Son of my mother! the people did indeed reckon me as naught, and went near to slaying me! Make not the enemies rejoice over my misfortune, nor count thou me amongst the people of sin."(150)
قالَ رَبِّ اغفِر لى وَلِأَخى وَأَدخِلنا فى رَحمَتِكَ ۖ وَأَنتَ أَرحَمُ الرّٰحِمينَ(151)
Moses prayed: "O my Lord! forgive me and my brother! admit us to Thy mercy! for Thou art the Most Merciful of those who show mercy!"(151)
إِنَّ الَّذينَ اتَّخَذُوا العِجلَ سَيَنالُهُم غَضَبٌ مِن رَبِّهِم وَذِلَّةٌ فِى الحَيوٰةِ الدُّنيا ۚ وَكَذٰلِكَ نَجزِى المُفتَرينَ(152)
Those who took the calf (for worship) will indeed be overwhelmed with wrath from their Lord, and with shame in this life: thus do We recompense those who invent (falsehoods).(152)
وَالَّذينَ عَمِلُوا السَّيِّـٔاتِ ثُمَّ تابوا مِن بَعدِها وَءامَنوا إِنَّ رَبَّكَ مِن بَعدِها لَغَفورٌ رَحيمٌ(153)
But those who do wrong but repent thereafter and (truly) believe,- verily thy Lord is thereafter Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.(153)
وَلَمّا سَكَتَ عَن موسَى الغَضَبُ أَخَذَ الأَلواحَ ۖ وَفى نُسخَتِها هُدًى وَرَحمَةٌ لِلَّذينَ هُم لِرَبِّهِم يَرهَبونَ(154)
When the anger of Moses was appeased, he took up the tablets: in the writing thereon was guidance and Mercy for such as fear their Lord.(154)
وَاختارَ موسىٰ قَومَهُ سَبعينَ رَجُلًا لِميقٰتِنا ۖ فَلَمّا أَخَذَتهُمُ الرَّجفَةُ قالَ رَبِّ لَو شِئتَ أَهلَكتَهُم مِن قَبلُ وَإِيّٰىَ ۖ أَتُهلِكُنا بِما فَعَلَ السُّفَهاءُ مِنّا ۖ إِن هِىَ إِلّا فِتنَتُكَ تُضِلُّ بِها مَن تَشاءُ وَتَهدى مَن تَشاءُ ۖ أَنتَ وَلِيُّنا فَاغفِر لَنا وَارحَمنا ۖ وَأَنتَ خَيرُ الغٰفِرينَ(155)
And Moses chose seventy of his people for Our place of meeting: when they were seized with violent quaking, he prayed: "O my Lord! if it had been Thy will Thou couldst have destroyed, long before, both them and me: wouldst Thou destroy us for the deeds of the foolish ones among us? this is no more than Thy trial: by it Thou causest whom Thou wilt to stray, and Thou leadest whom Thou wilt into the right path. Thou art our Protector: so forgive us and give us Thy mercy; for Thou art the best of those who forgive.(155)
۞ وَاكتُب لَنا فى هٰذِهِ الدُّنيا حَسَنَةً وَفِى الءاخِرَةِ إِنّا هُدنا إِلَيكَ ۚ قالَ عَذابى أُصيبُ بِهِ مَن أَشاءُ ۖ وَرَحمَتى وَسِعَت كُلَّ شَيءٍ ۚ فَسَأَكتُبُها لِلَّذينَ يَتَّقونَ وَيُؤتونَ الزَّكوٰةَ وَالَّذينَ هُم بِـٔايٰتِنا يُؤمِنونَ(156)
"And ordain for us that which is good, in this life and in the Hereafter: for we have turned unto Thee." He said: "With My punishment I visit whom I will; but My mercy extendeth to all things. That (mercy) I shall ordain for those who do right, and practise regular charity, and those who believe in Our signs;-(156)
الَّذينَ يَتَّبِعونَ الرَّسولَ النَّبِىَّ الأُمِّىَّ الَّذى يَجِدونَهُ مَكتوبًا عِندَهُم فِى التَّورىٰةِ وَالإِنجيلِ يَأمُرُهُم بِالمَعروفِ وَيَنهىٰهُم عَنِ المُنكَرِ وَيُحِلُّ لَهُمُ الطَّيِّبٰتِ وَيُحَرِّمُ عَلَيهِمُ الخَبٰئِثَ وَيَضَعُ عَنهُم إِصرَهُم وَالأَغلٰلَ الَّتى كانَت عَلَيهِم ۚ فَالَّذينَ ءامَنوا بِهِ وَعَزَّروهُ وَنَصَروهُ وَاتَّبَعُوا النّورَ الَّذى أُنزِلَ مَعَهُ ۙ أُولٰئِكَ هُمُ المُفلِحونَ(157)
"Those who follow the messenger, the unlettered Prophet, whom they find mentioned in their own (scriptures),- in the law and the Gospel;- for he commands them what is just and forbids them what is evil; he allows them as lawful what is good (and pure) and prohibits them from what is bad (and impure); He releases them from their heavy burdens and from the yokes that are upon them. So it is those who believe in him, honour him, help him, and follow the light which is sent down with him,- it is they who will prosper."(157)
قُل يٰأَيُّهَا النّاسُ إِنّى رَسولُ اللَّهِ إِلَيكُم جَميعًا الَّذى لَهُ مُلكُ السَّمٰوٰتِ وَالأَرضِ ۖ لا إِلٰهَ إِلّا هُوَ يُحيۦ وَيُميتُ ۖ فَـٔامِنوا بِاللَّهِ وَرَسولِهِ النَّبِىِّ الأُمِّىِّ الَّذى يُؤمِنُ بِاللَّهِ وَكَلِمٰتِهِ وَاتَّبِعوهُ لَعَلَّكُم تَهتَدونَ(158)
Say: "O men! I am sent unto you all, as the Messenger of Allah, to Whom belongeth the dominion of the heavens and the earth: there is no god but He: it is He That giveth both life and death. So believe in Allah and His Messenger, the Unlettered Prophet, who believeth in Allah and His words: follow him that (so) ye may be guided."(158)
وَمِن قَومِ موسىٰ أُمَّةٌ يَهدونَ بِالحَقِّ وَبِهِ يَعدِلونَ(159)
Of the people of Moses there is a section who guide and do justice in the light of truth.(159)
وَقَطَّعنٰهُمُ اثنَتَى عَشرَةَ أَسباطًا أُمَمًا ۚ وَأَوحَينا إِلىٰ موسىٰ إِذِ استَسقىٰهُ قَومُهُ أَنِ اضرِب بِعَصاكَ الحَجَرَ ۖ فَانبَجَسَت مِنهُ اثنَتا عَشرَةَ عَينًا ۖ قَد عَلِمَ كُلُّ أُناسٍ مَشرَبَهُم ۚ وَظَلَّلنا عَلَيهِمُ الغَمٰمَ وَأَنزَلنا عَلَيهِمُ المَنَّ وَالسَّلوىٰ ۖ كُلوا مِن طَيِّبٰتِ ما رَزَقنٰكُم ۚ وَما ظَلَمونا وَلٰكِن كانوا أَنفُسَهُم يَظلِمونَ(160)
We divided them into twelve tribes or nations. We directed Moses by inspiration, when his (thirsty) people asked him for water: "Strike the rock with thy staff": out of it there gushed forth twelve springs: Each group knew its own place for water. We gave them the shade of clouds, and sent down to them manna and quails, (saying): "Eat of the good things We have provided for you": (but they rebelled); to Us they did no harm, but they harmed their own souls.(160)
وَإِذ قيلَ لَهُمُ اسكُنوا هٰذِهِ القَريَةَ وَكُلوا مِنها حَيثُ شِئتُم وَقولوا حِطَّةٌ وَادخُلُوا البابَ سُجَّدًا نَغفِر لَكُم خَطيـٰٔتِكُم ۚ سَنَزيدُ المُحسِنينَ(161)
And remember it was said to them: "Dwell in this town and eat therein as ye wish, but say the word of humility and enter the gate in a posture of humility: We shall forgive you your faults; We shall increase (the portion of) those who do good."(161)
فَبَدَّلَ الَّذينَ ظَلَموا مِنهُم قَولًا غَيرَ الَّذى قيلَ لَهُم فَأَرسَلنا عَلَيهِم رِجزًا مِنَ السَّماءِ بِما كانوا يَظلِمونَ(162)
But the transgressors among them changed the word from that which had been given them so we sent on them a plague from heaven. For that they repeatedly transgressed.(162)
وَسـَٔلهُم عَنِ القَريَةِ الَّتى كانَت حاضِرَةَ البَحرِ إِذ يَعدونَ فِى السَّبتِ إِذ تَأتيهِم حيتانُهُم يَومَ سَبتِهِم شُرَّعًا وَيَومَ لا يَسبِتونَ ۙ لا تَأتيهِم ۚ كَذٰلِكَ نَبلوهُم بِما كانوا يَفسُقونَ(163)
Ask them concerning the town standing close by the sea. Behold! they transgressed in the matter of the Sabbath. For on the day of their Sabbath their fish did come to them, openly holding up their heads, but on the day they had no Sabbath, they came not: thus did We make a trial of them, for they were given to transgression.(163)
وَإِذ قالَت أُمَّةٌ مِنهُم لِمَ تَعِظونَ قَومًا ۙ اللَّهُ مُهلِكُهُم أَو مُعَذِّبُهُم عَذابًا شَديدًا ۖ قالوا مَعذِرَةً إِلىٰ رَبِّكُم وَلَعَلَّهُم يَتَّقونَ(164)
When some of them said: "Why do ye preach to a people whom Allah will destroy or visit with a terrible punishment?"- said the preachers:" To discharge our duty to your Lord, and perchance they may fear Him."(164)
فَلَمّا نَسوا ما ذُكِّروا بِهِ أَنجَينَا الَّذينَ يَنهَونَ عَنِ السّوءِ وَأَخَذنَا الَّذينَ ظَلَموا بِعَذابٍ بَـٔيسٍ بِما كانوا يَفسُقونَ(165)
When they disregarded the warnings that had been given them, We rescued those who forbade Evil; but We visited the wrong-doers with a grievous punishment because they were given to transgression.(165)
فَلَمّا عَتَوا عَن ما نُهوا عَنهُ قُلنا لَهُم كونوا قِرَدَةً خٰسِـٔينَ(166)
When in their insolence they transgressed (all) prohibitions, We said to them: "Be ye apes, despised and rejected."(166)
وَإِذ تَأَذَّنَ رَبُّكَ لَيَبعَثَنَّ عَلَيهِم إِلىٰ يَومِ القِيٰمَةِ مَن يَسومُهُم سوءَ العَذابِ ۗ إِنَّ رَبَّكَ لَسَريعُ العِقابِ ۖ وَإِنَّهُ لَغَفورٌ رَحيمٌ(167)
Behold! thy Lord did declare that He would send against them, to the Day of Judgment, those who would afflict them with grievous penalty. Thy Lord is quick in retribution, but He is also Oft-forgiving, Most Merciful.(167)
وَقَطَّعنٰهُم فِى الأَرضِ أُمَمًا ۖ مِنهُمُ الصّٰلِحونَ وَمِنهُم دونَ ذٰلِكَ ۖ وَبَلَونٰهُم بِالحَسَنٰتِ وَالسَّيِّـٔاتِ لَعَلَّهُم يَرجِعونَ(168)
We broke them up into sections on this earth. There are among them some that are the righteous, and some that are the opposite. We have tried them with both prosperity and adversity: In order that they might turn (to us).(168)
فَخَلَفَ مِن بَعدِهِم خَلفٌ وَرِثُوا الكِتٰبَ يَأخُذونَ عَرَضَ هٰذَا الأَدنىٰ وَيَقولونَ سَيُغفَرُ لَنا وَإِن يَأتِهِم عَرَضٌ مِثلُهُ يَأخُذوهُ ۚ أَلَم يُؤخَذ عَلَيهِم ميثٰقُ الكِتٰبِ أَن لا يَقولوا عَلَى اللَّهِ إِلَّا الحَقَّ وَدَرَسوا ما فيهِ ۗ وَالدّارُ الءاخِرَةُ خَيرٌ لِلَّذينَ يَتَّقونَ ۗ أَفَلا تَعقِلونَ(169)
After them succeeded an (evil) generation: They inherited the Book, but they chose (for themselves) the vanities of this world, saying (for excuse): "(Everything) will be forgiven us." (Even so), if similar vanities came their way, they would (again) seize them. Was not the covenant of the Book taken from them, that they would not ascribe to Allah anything but the truth? and they study what is in the Book. But best for the righteous is the home in the Hereafter. Will ye not understand?(169)
وَالَّذينَ يُمَسِّكونَ بِالكِتٰبِ وَأَقامُوا الصَّلوٰةَ إِنّا لا نُضيعُ أَجرَ المُصلِحينَ(170)
As to those who hold fast by the Book and establish regular prayer,- never shall We suffer the reward of the righteous to perish.(170)
۞ وَإِذ نَتَقنَا الجَبَلَ فَوقَهُم كَأَنَّهُ ظُلَّةٌ وَظَنّوا أَنَّهُ واقِعٌ بِهِم خُذوا ما ءاتَينٰكُم بِقُوَّةٍ وَاذكُروا ما فيهِ لَعَلَّكُم تَتَّقونَ(171)
When We shook the Mount over them, as if it had been a canopy, and they thought it was going to fall on them (We said): "Hold firmly to what We have given you, and bring (ever) to remembrance what is therein; perchance ye may fear Allah."(171)
وَإِذ أَخَذَ رَبُّكَ مِن بَنى ءادَمَ مِن ظُهورِهِم ذُرِّيَّتَهُم وَأَشهَدَهُم عَلىٰ أَنفُسِهِم أَلَستُ بِرَبِّكُم ۖ قالوا بَلىٰ ۛ شَهِدنا ۛ أَن تَقولوا يَومَ القِيٰمَةِ إِنّا كُنّا عَن هٰذا غٰفِلينَ(172)
When thy Lord drew forth from the Children of Adam - from their loins - their descendants, and made them testify concerning themselves, (saying): "Am I not your Lord (who cherishes and sustains you)?"- They said: "Yea! We do testify!" (This), lest ye should say on the Day of Judgment: "Of this we were never mindful":(172)
أَو تَقولوا إِنَّما أَشرَكَ ءاباؤُنا مِن قَبلُ وَكُنّا ذُرِّيَّةً مِن بَعدِهِم ۖ أَفَتُهلِكُنا بِما فَعَلَ المُبطِلونَ(173)
Or lest ye should say: "Our fathers before us may have taken false gods, but we are (their) descendants after them: wilt Thou then destroy us because of the deeds of men who were futile?"(173)
وَكَذٰلِكَ نُفَصِّلُ الءايٰتِ وَلَعَلَّهُم يَرجِعونَ(174)
Thus do We explain the signs in detail; and perchance they may turn (unto Us).(174)
وَاتلُ عَلَيهِم نَبَأَ الَّذى ءاتَينٰهُ ءايٰتِنا فَانسَلَخَ مِنها فَأَتبَعَهُ الشَّيطٰنُ فَكانَ مِنَ الغاوينَ(175)
Relate to them the story of the man to whom We sent Our signs, but he passed them by: so Satan followed him up, and he went astray.(175)
وَلَو شِئنا لَرَفَعنٰهُ بِها وَلٰكِنَّهُ أَخلَدَ إِلَى الأَرضِ وَاتَّبَعَ هَوىٰهُ ۚ فَمَثَلُهُ كَمَثَلِ الكَلبِ إِن تَحمِل عَلَيهِ يَلهَث أَو تَترُكهُ يَلهَث ۚ ذٰلِكَ مَثَلُ القَومِ الَّذينَ كَذَّبوا بِـٔايٰتِنا ۚ فَاقصُصِ القَصَصَ لَعَلَّهُم يَتَفَكَّرونَ(176)
If it had been Our will, We should have elevated him with Our signs; but he inclined to the earth, and followed his own vain desires. His similitude is that of a dog: if you attack him, he lolls out his tongue, or if you leave him alone, he (still) lolls out his tongue. That is the similitude of those who reject Our signs; So relate the story; perchance they may reflect.(176)
ساءَ مَثَلًا القَومُ الَّذينَ كَذَّبوا بِـٔايٰتِنا وَأَنفُسَهُم كانوا يَظلِمونَ(177)
Evil as an example are people who reject Our signs and wrong their own souls.(177)
مَن يَهدِ اللَّهُ فَهُوَ المُهتَدى ۖ وَمَن يُضلِل فَأُولٰئِكَ هُمُ الخٰسِرونَ(178)
Whom Allah doth guide,- he is on the right path: whom He rejects from His guidance,- such are the persons who perish.(178)
وَلَقَد ذَرَأنا لِجَهَنَّمَ كَثيرًا مِنَ الجِنِّ وَالإِنسِ ۖ لَهُم قُلوبٌ لا يَفقَهونَ بِها وَلَهُم أَعيُنٌ لا يُبصِرونَ بِها وَلَهُم ءاذانٌ لا يَسمَعونَ بِها ۚ أُولٰئِكَ كَالأَنعٰمِ بَل هُم أَضَلُّ ۚ أُولٰئِكَ هُمُ الغٰفِلونَ(179)
Many are the Jinns and men we have made for Hell: They have hearts wherewith they understand not, eyes wherewith they see not, and ears wherewith they hear not. They are like cattle,- nay more misguided: for they are heedless (of warning).(179)
وَلِلَّهِ الأَسماءُ الحُسنىٰ فَادعوهُ بِها ۖ وَذَرُوا الَّذينَ يُلحِدونَ فى أَسمٰئِهِ ۚ سَيُجزَونَ ما كانوا يَعمَلونَ(180)
The most beautiful names belong to Allah: so call on him by them; but shun such men as use profanity in his names: for what they do, they will soon be requited.(180)
وَمِمَّن خَلَقنا أُمَّةٌ يَهدونَ بِالحَقِّ وَبِهِ يَعدِلونَ(181)
Of those We have created are people who direct (others) with truth. And dispense justice therewith.(181)
وَالَّذينَ كَذَّبوا بِـٔايٰتِنا سَنَستَدرِجُهُم مِن حَيثُ لا يَعلَمونَ(182)
Those who reject Our signs, We shall gradually visit with punishment, in ways they perceive not;(182)
وَأُملى لَهُم ۚ إِنَّ كَيدى مَتينٌ(183)
Respite will I grant unto them: for My scheme is strong (and unfailing).(183)
أَوَلَم يَتَفَكَّروا ۗ ما بِصاحِبِهِم مِن جِنَّةٍ ۚ إِن هُوَ إِلّا نَذيرٌ مُبينٌ(184)
Do they not reflect? Their companion is not seized with madness: he is but a perspicuous warner.(184)
أَوَلَم يَنظُروا فى مَلَكوتِ السَّمٰوٰتِ وَالأَرضِ وَما خَلَقَ اللَّهُ مِن شَيءٍ وَأَن عَسىٰ أَن يَكونَ قَدِ اقتَرَبَ أَجَلُهُم ۖ فَبِأَىِّ حَديثٍ بَعدَهُ يُؤمِنونَ(185)
Do they see nothing in the government of the heavens and the earth and all that Allah hath created? (Do they not see) that it may well be that their terms is nigh drawing to an end? In what message after this will they then believe?(185)
مَن يُضلِلِ اللَّهُ فَلا هادِىَ لَهُ ۚ وَيَذَرُهُم فى طُغيٰنِهِم يَعمَهونَ(186)
To such as Allah rejects from His guidance, there can be no guide: He will leave them in their trespasses, wandering in distraction.(186)
يَسـَٔلونَكَ عَنِ السّاعَةِ أَيّانَ مُرسىٰها ۖ قُل إِنَّما عِلمُها عِندَ رَبّى ۖ لا يُجَلّيها لِوَقتِها إِلّا هُوَ ۚ ثَقُلَت فِى السَّمٰوٰتِ وَالأَرضِ ۚ لا تَأتيكُم إِلّا بَغتَةً ۗ يَسـَٔلونَكَ كَأَنَّكَ حَفِىٌّ عَنها ۖ قُل إِنَّما عِلمُها عِندَ اللَّهِ وَلٰكِنَّ أَكثَرَ النّاسِ لا يَعلَمونَ(187)
They ask thee about the (final) Hour - when will be its appointed time? Say: "The knowledge thereof is with my Lord (alone): None but He can reveal as to when it will occur. Heavy were its burden through the heavens and the earth. Only, all of a sudden will it come to you." They ask thee as if thou Wert eager in search thereof: Say: "The knowledge thereof is with Allah (alone), but most men know not."(187)
قُل لا أَملِكُ لِنَفسى نَفعًا وَلا ضَرًّا إِلّا ما شاءَ اللَّهُ ۚ وَلَو كُنتُ أَعلَمُ الغَيبَ لَاستَكثَرتُ مِنَ الخَيرِ وَما مَسَّنِىَ السّوءُ ۚ إِن أَنا۠ إِلّا نَذيرٌ وَبَشيرٌ لِقَومٍ يُؤمِنونَ(188)
Say: "I have no power over any good or harm to myself except as Allah willeth. If I had knowledge of the unseen, I should have multiplied all good, and no evil should have touched me: I am but a warner, and a bringer of glad tidings to those who have faith."(188)
۞ هُوَ الَّذى خَلَقَكُم مِن نَفسٍ وٰحِدَةٍ وَجَعَلَ مِنها زَوجَها لِيَسكُنَ إِلَيها ۖ فَلَمّا تَغَشّىٰها حَمَلَت حَملًا خَفيفًا فَمَرَّت بِهِ ۖ فَلَمّا أَثقَلَت دَعَوَا اللَّهَ رَبَّهُما لَئِن ءاتَيتَنا صٰلِحًا لَنَكونَنَّ مِنَ الشّٰكِرينَ(189)
It is He Who created you from a single person, and made his mate of like nature, in order that he might dwell with her (in love). When they are united, she bears a light burden and carries it about (unnoticed). When she grows heavy, they both pray to Allah their Lord, (saying): "If Thou givest us a goodly child, we vow we shall (ever) be grateful."(189)
فَلَمّا ءاتىٰهُما صٰلِحًا جَعَلا لَهُ شُرَكاءَ فيما ءاتىٰهُما ۚ فَتَعٰلَى اللَّهُ عَمّا يُشرِكونَ(190)
But when He giveth them a goodly child, they ascribe to others a share in the gift they have received: but Allah is exalted high above the partners they ascribe to Him.(190)
أَيُشرِكونَ ما لا يَخلُقُ شَيـًٔا وَهُم يُخلَقونَ(191)
Do they indeed ascribe to Him as partners things that can create nothing, but are themselves created?(191)
وَلا يَستَطيعونَ لَهُم نَصرًا وَلا أَنفُسَهُم يَنصُرونَ(192)
No aid can they give them, nor can they aid themselves!(192)
وَإِن تَدعوهُم إِلَى الهُدىٰ لا يَتَّبِعوكُم ۚ سَواءٌ عَلَيكُم أَدَعَوتُموهُم أَم أَنتُم صٰمِتونَ(193)
If ye call them to guidance, they will not obey: For you it is the same whether ye call them or ye hold your peace!(193)
إِنَّ الَّذينَ تَدعونَ مِن دونِ اللَّهِ عِبادٌ أَمثالُكُم ۖ فَادعوهُم فَليَستَجيبوا لَكُم إِن كُنتُم صٰدِقينَ(194)
Verily those whom ye call upon besides Allah are servants like unto you: Call upon them, and let them listen to your prayer, if ye are (indeed) truthful!(194)
أَلَهُم أَرجُلٌ يَمشونَ بِها ۖ أَم لَهُم أَيدٍ يَبطِشونَ بِها ۖ أَم لَهُم أَعيُنٌ يُبصِرونَ بِها ۖ أَم لَهُم ءاذانٌ يَسمَعونَ بِها ۗ قُلِ ادعوا شُرَكاءَكُم ثُمَّ كيدونِ فَلا تُنظِرونِ(195)
Have they feet to walk with? Or hands to lay hold with? Or eyes to see with? Or ears to hear with? Say: "Call your 'god-partners', scheme (your worst) against me, and give me no respite!(195)
إِنَّ وَلِۦِّىَ اللَّهُ الَّذى نَزَّلَ الكِتٰبَ ۖ وَهُوَ يَتَوَلَّى الصّٰلِحينَ(196)
"For my Protector is Allah, Who revealed the Book (from time to time), and He will choose and befriend the righteous.(196)
وَالَّذينَ تَدعونَ مِن دونِهِ لا يَستَطيعونَ نَصرَكُم وَلا أَنفُسَهُم يَنصُرونَ(197)
"But those ye call upon besides Him, are unable to help you, and indeed to help themselves."(197)
وَإِن تَدعوهُم إِلَى الهُدىٰ لا يَسمَعوا ۖ وَتَرىٰهُم يَنظُرونَ إِلَيكَ وَهُم لا يُبصِرونَ(198)
If thou callest them to guidance, they hear not. Thou wilt see them looking at thee, but they see not.(198)
خُذِ العَفوَ وَأمُر بِالعُرفِ وَأَعرِض عَنِ الجٰهِلينَ(199)
Hold to forgiveness; command what is right; But turn away from the ignorant.(199)
وَإِمّا يَنزَغَنَّكَ مِنَ الشَّيطٰنِ نَزغٌ فَاستَعِذ بِاللَّهِ ۚ إِنَّهُ سَميعٌ عَليمٌ(200)
If a suggestion from Satan assail thy (mind), seek refuge with Allah; for He heareth and knoweth (all things).(200)
إِنَّ الَّذينَ اتَّقَوا إِذا مَسَّهُم طٰئِفٌ مِنَ الشَّيطٰنِ تَذَكَّروا فَإِذا هُم مُبصِرونَ(201)
Those who fear Allah, when a thought of evil from Satan assaults them, bring Allah to remembrance, when lo! they see (aright)!(201)
وَإِخوٰنُهُم يَمُدّونَهُم فِى الغَىِّ ثُمَّ لا يُقصِرونَ(202)
But their brethren (the evil ones) plunge them deeper into error, and never relax (their efforts).(202)
وَإِذا لَم تَأتِهِم بِـٔايَةٍ قالوا لَولَا اجتَبَيتَها ۚ قُل إِنَّما أَتَّبِعُ ما يوحىٰ إِلَىَّ مِن رَبّى ۚ هٰذا بَصائِرُ مِن رَبِّكُم وَهُدًى وَرَحمَةٌ لِقَومٍ يُؤمِنونَ(203)
If thou bring them not a revelation, they say: "Why hast thou not got it together?" Say: "I but follow what is revealed to me from my Lord: this is (nothing but) lights from your Lord, and Guidance, and mercy, for any who have faith."(203)
وَإِذا قُرِئَ القُرءانُ فَاستَمِعوا لَهُ وَأَنصِتوا لَعَلَّكُم تُرحَمونَ(204)
When the Qur'an is read, listen to it with attention, and hold your peace: that ye may receive Mercy.(204)
وَاذكُر رَبَّكَ فى نَفسِكَ تَضَرُّعًا وَخيفَةً وَدونَ الجَهرِ مِنَ القَولِ بِالغُدُوِّ وَالءاصالِ وَلا تَكُن مِنَ الغٰفِلينَ(205)
And do thou (O reader!) Bring thy Lord to remembrance in thy (very) soul, with humility and in reverence, without loudness in words, in the mornings and evenings; and be not thou of those who are unheedful.(205)
إِنَّ الَّذينَ عِندَ رَبِّكَ لا يَستَكبِرونَ عَن عِبادَتِهِ وَيُسَبِّحونَهُ وَلَهُ يَسجُدونَ ۩(206)
Those who are near to thy Lord, disdain not to do Him worship: They celebrate His praises, and prostrate before Him.(206)