Quran with English Translation

Surah Al Isra

English Translation by Dr Muhsin Khan, Dr Hilali

In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful


سُبۡحَـٰنَ ٱلَّذِىٓ أَسۡرَىٰ بِعَبۡدِهِۦ لَيۡلاً۬ مِّنَ ٱلۡمَسۡجِدِ ٱلۡحَرَامِ إِلَى ٱلۡمَسۡجِدِ ٱلۡأَقۡصَا

Glorified (and Exalted) be He (Allah) (above all that (evil) they associate with Him), Who took His slave (Muhammad SAW) for a journey by night from Al-Masjid-al-Haram (at Makkah) to the farthest mosque (in Jerusalem),

ٱلَّذِى بَـٰرَكۡنَا حَوۡلَهُ ۥ لِنُرِيَهُ ۥ مِنۡ ءَايَـٰتِنَآ‌ۚ

the neighbourhood whereof We have blessed, in order that We might show him (Muhammad SAW) of Our Ayat (proofs, evidences, lessons, signs, etc.).

إِنَّهُ ۥ هُوَ ٱلسَّمِيعُ ٱلۡبَصِيرُ  

Verily, He is the All-Hearer, the All-Seer.


وَءَاتَيۡنَا مُوسَى ٱلۡكِتَـٰبَ

And We gave Moosa (Moses) the Scripture

وَجَعَلۡنَـٰهُ هُدً۬ى لِّبَنِىٓ إِسۡرَٲٓءِيلَ أَلَّا تَتَّخِذُواْ مِن دُونِى وَڪِيلاً۬  

and made it a guidance for the Children of Israel (saying):

"Take not other than Me as (your) Wakeel (Protector, Lord, or Disposer of your affairs, etc).


ذُرِّيَّةَ مَنۡ حَمَلۡنَا مَعَ نُوحٍ‌ۚ

"O offspring of those whom We carried (in the ship) with Nooh (Noah)!

إِنَّهُ ۥ كَانَ عَبۡدً۬ا شَكُورً۬ا

Verily, he was a grateful slave."


وَقَضَيۡنَآ إِلَىٰ بَنِىٓ إِسۡرَٲٓءِيلَ فِى ٱلۡكِتَـٰبِ لَتُفۡسِدُنَّ فِى ٱلۡأَرۡضِ مَرَّتَيۡنِ وَلَتَعۡلُنَّ عُلُوًّ۬ا ڪَبِيرً۬ا  

And We decreed for the Children of Israel in the Scripture, that indeed you would do mischief on the earth twice and you will become tyrants and extremely arrogant!


فَإِذَا جَآءَ وَعۡدُ أُولَٮٰهُمَا بَعَثۡنَا عَلَيۡڪُمۡ عِبَادً۬ا لَّنَآ أُوْلِى بَأۡسٍ۬ شَدِيدٍ۬

So, when the promise came for the first of the two, We sent against you slaves of Ours given to terrible warfare.

فَجَاسُواْ خِلَـٰلَ ٱلدِّيَارِ‌ۚ

They entered the very innermost parts of your homes.

وَكَانَ وَعۡدً۬ا مَّفۡعُولاً۬  

And it was a promise (completely) fulfilled.


ثُمَّ رَدَدۡنَا لَكُمُ ٱلۡڪَرَّةَ عَلَيۡہِمۡ وَأَمۡدَدۡنَـٰكُم بِأَمۡوَٲلٍ۬ وَبَنِينَ وَجَعَلۡنَـٰكُمۡ أَڪۡثَرَ نَفِيرًا  

Then We gave you once again, a return of victory over them. And We helped you with wealth and children and made you more numerous in man power.


إِنْ أَحْسَنْتُمْ أَحْسَنْتُمْ لِأَنْفُسِكُمْ ۖ  وَإِنْ أَسَأْتُمْ فَلَهَا ۚ

(And We said):

"If you do good, you do good for your ownselves, and if you do evil (you do it) against yourselves."

فَإِذَا جَاءَ وَعْدُ الْآخِرَةِ لِيَسُوءُوا وُجُوهَكُمْ  وَلِيَدْخُلُوا الْمَسْجِدَ كَمَا دَخَلُوهُ أَوَّلَ مَرَّةٍ

Then, when the second promise came to pass, (We permitted your enemies) to make your faces sorrowful and to enter the mosque (of Jerusalem) as they had entered it before,

وَلِيُتَبِّرُوا مَا عَلَوْا تَتْبِيرًا

and to destroy with utter destruction all that fell in their hands.


عَسَىٰ رَبُّكُمۡ أَن يَرۡحَمَكُمۡ‌ۚ

(And We said in the Taurat (Torah)):

"It may be that your Lord may show mercy unto you,

وَإِنۡ عُدتُّمۡ عُدۡنَا‌ۘوَجَعَلۡنَا جَهَنَّمَ لِلۡكَـٰفِرِينَ حَصِيرًا  

but if you return (to sins), We shall return (to Our Punishment). And We have made Hell a prison for the disbelievers.


إِنَّ هَـٰذَا ٱلۡقُرۡءَانَ يَہۡدِى لِلَّتِى هِىَ أَقۡوَمُ

Verily, this Quran guides to that which is most just and right

وَيُبَشِّرُ ٱلۡمُؤۡمِنِينَ ٱلَّذِينَ يَعۡمَلُونَ ٱلصَّـٰلِحَـٰتِ أَنَّ لَهُمۡ أَجۡرً۬ا كَبِيرً۬ا  

and gives glad tidings to the believers (in the Oneness of Allah and His Messenger, Muhammad SAW, etc.). who work deeds of righteousness, that they shall have a great reward (Paradise).


وَأَنَّ ٱلَّذِينَ لَا يُؤۡمِنُونَ بِٱلۡأَخِرَةِ أَعۡتَدۡنَا لَهُمۡ عَذَابًا أَلِيمً۬ا  

And that those who believe not in the Hereafter (i.e. they disbelieve that they will be recompensed for what they did in this world, good or bad, etc.), for them We have prepared a painful torment (Hell).


وَيَدۡعُ ٱلۡإِنسَـٰنُ بِٱلشَّرِّ دُعَآءَهُ ۥ بِٱلۡخَيۡرِ‌ۖ وَكَانَ ٱلۡإِنسَـٰنُ عَجُولاً۬  

And man invokes (Allah) for evil as he invokes (Allah) for good and man is ever hasty.

(i.e., if he is angry with somebody, he invokes (saying): "O Allah! Curse him, etc." and that one should not do, but one should be patient)


وَجَعَلۡنَا ٱلَّيۡلَ وَٱلنَّہَارَ ءَايَتَيۡنِ‌ۖ

And We have appointed the night and the day as two Ayat (signs etc.).

فَمَحَوۡنَآ ءَايَةَ ٱلَّيۡلِ وَجَعَلۡنَآ ءَايَةَ ٱلنَّہَارِ مُبۡصِرَةً۬

Then, We have made dark the sign of the night while We have made the sign of day illuminating,

لِّتَبۡتَغُواْ فَضۡلاً۬ مِّن رَّبِّكُمۡ وَلِتَعۡلَمُواْ عَدَدَ ٱلسِّنِينَ وَٱلۡحِسَابَ‌ۚ

that you may seek bounty from your Lord, and that you may know the number of the years and the reckoning.

وَڪُلَّ شَىۡءٍ۬ فَصَّلۡنَـٰهُ تَفۡصِيلاً۬  

And We have explained everything (in detail) with full explanation.


وَكُلَّ إِنسَـٰنٍ أَلۡزَمۡنَـٰهُ طَـٰٓٮِٕرَهُ ۥ فِى عُنُقِهِۦ‌ۖ

And We have fastened every mans deeds to his neck,

وَنُخۡرِجُ لَهُ ۥ يَوۡمَ ٱلۡقِيَـٰمَةِ ڪِتَـٰبً۬ا يَلۡقَٮٰهُ مَنشُورًا  

and on the Day of Resurrection, We shall bring out for him a book which he will find wide open.


ٱقۡرَأۡ كِتَـٰبَكَ كَفَىٰ بِنَفۡسِكَ ٱلۡيَوۡمَ عَلَيۡكَ حَسِيبً۬ا

(It will be said to him):

"Read your book. You yourself are sufficient as a reckoner against you this Day."


مَّنِ ٱهۡتَدَىٰ فَإِنَّمَا يَہۡتَدِى لِنَفۡسِهِۦ‌ۖ وَمَن ضَلَّ فَإِنَّمَا يَضِلُّ عَلَيۡہَا‌ۚ

Whoever goes right, then he goes right only for the benefit of his ownself. And whoever goes astray, then he goes astray to his own loss.

وَلَا تَزِرُ وَازِرَةٌ۬ وِزۡرَ أُخۡرَىٰ‌ۗ

No one laden with burdens can bear another's burden.

وَمَا كُنَّا مُعَذِّبِينَ حَتَّىٰ نَبۡعَثَ رَسُولاً۬  

And We never punish until We have sent a Messenger (to give warning).


وَإِذَآ أَرَدۡنَآ أَن نُّہۡلِكَ قَرۡيَةً أَمَرۡنَا مُتۡرَفِيہَافَفَسَقُواْ فِيہَا

And when We decide to destroy a town (population), We (first) send a definite order (to obey Allah and be righteous) to those among them (or We (first) increase in number those of its population) who are given the good things of this life. Then, they transgress therein,

فَحَقَّ عَلَيۡہَا ٱلۡقَوۡلُ فَدَمَّرۡنَـٰهَا تَدۡمِيرً۬ا  

and thus the word (of torment) is justified against it (them). Then We destroy it with complete destruction.


وَكَمۡ أَهۡلَكۡنَا مِنَ ٱلۡقُرُونِ مِنۢ بَعۡدِ نُوحٍ۬‌ۗ

And how many generations have We destroyed after Nooh (Noah)!

وَكَفَىٰ بِرَبِّكَ بِذُنُوبِ عِبَادِهِۦ خَبِيرَۢا بَصِيرً۬ا  

And Sufficient is your Lord as an All-Knower and All-Beholder of the sins of His slaves.


مَّن كَانَ يُرِيدُ ٱلۡعَاجِلَةَ عَجَّلۡنَا لَهُ ۥ فِيهَا مَا نَشَآءُ لِمَن نُّرِيدُ

Whoever wishes for the quick-passing (transitory enjoyment of this world), We readily grant him what We will for whom We like.

ثُمَّ جَعَلۡنَا لَهُ ۥ جَهَنَّمَ يَصۡلَٮٰهَا مَذۡمُومً۬ا مَّدۡحُورً۬ا

Then, afterwards, We have appointed for him Hell, he will burn therein disgraced and rejected, ( far away from Allahs Mercy).


وَمَنۡ أَرَادَ ٱلۡأَخِرَةَ وَسَعَىٰ لَهَا سَعۡيَهَا وَهُوَ مُؤۡمِنٌ۬

And whoever desires the Hereafter and strives for it, with the necessary effort due for it (i.e. do righteous deeds of Allah's Obedience) while he is a believer (in the Oneness of Allah Islamic Monotheism),

فَأُوْلَـٰٓٮِٕكَ ڪَانَ سَعۡيُهُم مَّشۡكُورً۬ا  

then such are the ones whose striving shall be appreciated, thanked and rewarded (by Allah).


كُلاًّ۬ نُّمِدُّ هَـٰٓؤُلَآءِ وَهَـٰٓؤُلَآءِ مِنۡ عَطَآءِ رَبِّكَ‌ۚ

To each these as well as those We bestow from the Bounties of your Lord.

وَمَا كَانَ عَطَآءُ رَبِّكَ مَحۡظُورًا  

And the Bounties of your Lord can never be forbidden.


ٱنظُرۡ كَيۡفَ فَضَّلۡنَا بَعۡضَہُمۡ عَلَىٰ بَعۡضٍ۬‌ۚ

See how We prefer one above another (in this world)

وَلَلۡأَخِرَةُ أَكۡبَرُ دَرَجَـٰتٍ۬ وَأَكۡبَرُ تَفۡضِيلاً۬  

and verily, the Hereafter will be greater in degrees and greater in preference.


لَّا تَجۡعَلۡ مَعَ ٱللَّهِ إِلَـٰهًا ءَاخَرَ فَتَقۡعُدَ مَذۡمُومً۬ا مَّخۡذُولاً۬  

Set not up with Allah any other ilah (god), (O man)!

(This verse is addressed to Prophet Muhammad SAW , but its implication is general to all mankind),

or you will sit down reproved, forsaken (in the Hell-fire).


وَقَضَىٰ رَبُّكَ أَلَّا تَعۡبُدُوٓاْ إِلَّآ إِيَّاهُ وَبِٱلۡوَٲلِدَيۡنِ إِحۡسَـٰنًا‌ۚ

And your Lord has decreed that you worship none but Him. And that you be dutiful to your parents.

إِمَّا يَبۡلُغَنَّ عِندَكَ ٱلۡڪِبَرَ أَحَدُهُمَآ أَوۡ كِلَاهُمَا فَلَا تَقُل لَّهُمَآ أُفٍّ۬ وَلَا تَنۡہَرۡهُمَا

If one of them or both of them attain old age in your life, say not to them a word of disrespect,

وَقُل لَّهُمَا قَوۡلاً۬ ڪَرِيمً۬ا  

nor shout at them but address them in terms of honour.


وَٱخۡفِضۡ لَهُمَا جَنَاحَ ٱلذُّلِّ مِنَ ٱلرَّحۡمَةِ وَقُل

And lower unto them the wing of submission and humility through mercy, and say:

رَّبِّ ٱرۡحَمۡهُمَا كَمَا رَبَّيَانِى صَغِيرً۬ا  

"My Lord! Bestow on them Your Mercy as they did bring me up when I was small."


رَّبُّكُمۡ أَعۡلَمُ بِمَا فِى نُفُوسِكُمۡ‌ۚ

Your Lord knows best what is in your inner-selves.

إِن تَكُونُواْ صَـٰلِحِينَ فَإِنَّهُ ۥ ڪَانَ لِلۡأَوَّٲبِينَ غَفُورً۬ا  

If you are righteous, then, verily, He is Ever Most Forgiving to those who turn unto Him again and again in obedience, and in repentance.


وَءَاتِ ذَا ٱلۡقُرۡبَىٰ حَقَّهُ ۥ وَٱلۡمِسۡكِينَ وَٱبۡنَ ٱلسَّبِيلِ

And give to the kindred his due and to the Miskeen (poor) and to the wayfarer.

وَلَا تُبَذِّرۡ تَبۡذِيرًا  

But spend not wastefully (your wealth) in the manner of a spendthrift.


إِنَّ ٱلۡمُبَذِّرِينَ كَانُوٓاْ إِخۡوَٲنَ ٱلشَّيَـٰطِينِ‌ۖ وَكَانَ ٱلشَّيۡطَـٰنُ لِرَبِّهِۦ كَفُورً۬ا  

Verily, spendthrifts are brothers of the Shayateen (devils), and the Shaitan (Devil Satan) is ever ungrateful to his Lord.


وَإِمَّا تُعۡرِضَنَّ عَنۡہُمُ ٱبۡتِغَآءَ رَحۡمَةٍ۬ مِّن رَّبِّكَ تَرۡجُوهَا فَقُل لَّهُمۡ قَوۡلاً۬ مَّيۡسُورً۬ا  

And if you (O Muhammad SAW) turn away from them (kindred, poor, wayfarer, etc. whom We have ordered you to give their rights, but if you have no money at the time they ask you for it) and you are awaiting a mercy from your Lord for which you hope, then, speak unto them a soft kind word (i.e. Allah will give me and I shall give you).


وَلَا تَجۡعَلۡ يَدَكَ مَغۡلُولَةً إِلَىٰ عُنُقِكَ

And let not your hand be tied (like a miser) to your neck,

وَلَا تَبۡسُطۡهَا كُلَّ ٱلۡبَسۡطِ فَتَقۡعُدَ مَلُومً۬ا مَّحۡسُورًا  

nor stretch it forth to its utmost reach (like a spendthrift), so that you become blameworthy and in severe poverty.


إِنَّ رَبَّكَ يَبۡسُطُ ٱلرِّزۡقَ لِمَن يَشَآءُ وَيَقۡدِرُ‌ۚ

Truly, your Lord enlarges the provision for whom He wills and straitens (for whom He wills).

إِنَّهُ ۥ كَانَ بِعِبَادِهِۦ خَبِيرَۢا بَصِيرً۬ا  

Verily, He is Ever All-Knower, All-Seer of His slaves.


وَلَا تَقۡتُلُوٓاْ أَوۡلَـٰدَكُمۡ خَشۡيَةَ إِمۡلَـٰقٍ۬‌ۖ نَّحۡنُ نَرۡزُقُهُمۡ وَإِيَّاكُمۡ‌ۚ

And kill not your children for fear of poverty. We provide for them and for you.

إِنَّ قَتۡلَهُمۡ ڪَانَ خِطۡـًٔ۬ا كَبِيرً۬ا  

Surely, the killing of them is a great sin.


وَلَا تَقۡرَبُواْ ٱلزِّنَىٰٓ‌ۖ إِنَّهُ ۥ كَانَ فَـٰحِشَةً۬ وَسَآءَ سَبِيلاً۬  

And come not near to the unlawful sexual intercourse. Verily, it is a Fahishah (i.e. anything that transgresses its limits (a great sin)), and an evil way (that leads one to Hell unless Allah forgives him).


وَلَا تَقۡتُلُواْ ٱلنَّفۡسَ ٱلَّتِى حَرَّمَ ٱللَّهُ إِلَّا بِٱلۡحَقِّ‌ۗ

And do not kill anyone which Allah has forbidden, except for a just cause.

وَمَن قُتِلَ مَظۡلُومً۬ا فَقَدۡ جَعَلۡنَا لِوَلِيِّهِۦ سُلۡطَـٰنً۬ا

And whoever is killed (intentionally with hostility and oppression and not by mistake), We have given his heir the authority ((to demand Qisas, Law of Equality in punishment or to forgive, or to take Diya (blood money)).

فَلَا يُسۡرِف فِّى ٱلۡقَتۡلِ‌ۖ إِنَّهُ ۥ كَانَ مَنصُورً۬ا  

But let him not exceed limits in the matter of taking life (i.e. he should not kill except the killer only). Verily, he is helped (by the Islamic law).


وَلَا تَقۡرَبُواْ مَالَ ٱلۡيَتِيمِ إِلَّا بِٱلَّتِى هِىَ أَحۡسَنُ حَتَّىٰ يَبۡلُغَ أَشُدَّهُ ۥ‌ۚ

And come not near to the orphans property except to improve it, until he attains the age of full strength.

وَأَوۡفُواْ بِٱلۡعَهۡدِ‌ۖ إِنَّ ٱلۡعَهۡدَ كَانَ مَسۡـُٔولاً۬  

And fulfil (every) covenant. Verily! the covenant, will be questioned about.


وَأَوۡفُواْ ٱلۡكَيۡلَ إِذَا كِلۡتُمۡ وَزِنُواْ بِٱلۡقِسۡطَاسِ ٱلۡمُسۡتَقِيمِ‌ۚ

And give full measure when you measure, and weigh with a balance that is straight.

ذَٲلِكَ خَيۡرٌ۬ وَأَحۡسَنُ تَأۡوِيلاً۬  

That is good (advantageous) and better in the end.


وَلَا تَقۡفُ مَا لَيۡسَ لَكَ بِهِۦ عِلۡمٌ‌ۚ

And follow not (O man i.e., say not, or do not or witness not, etc.) that of which you have no knowledge.

(e.g. ones saying: "I have seen," while in fact he has not seen, or "I have heard," while he has not heard)

إِنَّ ٱلسَّمۡعَ وَٱلۡبَصَرَ وَٱلۡفُؤَادَ كُلُّ أُوْلَـٰٓٮِٕكَ كَانَ عَنۡهُ مَسۡـُٔولاً۬  

Verily! The hearing, and the sight, and the heart, of each of those you will be questioned (by Allah).


وَلَا تَمۡشِ فِى ٱلۡأَرۡضِ مَرَحًا‌ۖ

And walk not on the earth with conceit and arrogance.

إِنَّكَ لَن تَخۡرِقَ ٱلۡأَرۡضَ وَلَن تَبۡلُغَ ٱلۡجِبَالَ طُولاً۬

Verily, you can neither rend nor penetrate the earth, nor can you attain a stature like the mountains in height.


كُلُّ ذَٲلِكَ كَانَ سَيِّئُهُ ۥ عِندَ رَبِّكَ مَكۡرُوهً۬ا  

All the bad aspects of these (the above mentioned things) are hateful to your Lord.


ذَٲلِكَ مِمَّآ أَوۡحَىٰٓ إِلَيۡكَ رَبُّكَ مِنَ ٱلۡحِكۡمَةِ‌ۗ

This is (part) of Al-Hikmah (wisdom, good manners and high character, etc.) which your Lord has inspired to you (O Muhammad SAW ).

وَلَا تَجۡعَلۡ مَعَ ٱللَّهِ إِلَـٰهًا ءَاخَرَفَتُلۡقَىٰ فِى جَهَنَّمَ مَلُومً۬ا مَّدۡحُورًا  

And set not up with Allah any other ilah (god) lest you should be thrown into Hell, blameworthy and rejected, (from Allahs Mercy).


أَفَأَصۡفَٮٰكُمۡ رَبُّڪُم بِٱلۡبَنِينَ وَٱتَّخَذَ مِنَ ٱلۡمَلَـٰٓٮِٕكَةِ إِنَـٰثًا‌ۚ

Has then your Lord (O pagans of Makkah) preferred for you sons, and taken for Himself from among the angels daughters.

إِنَّكُمۡ لَتَقُولُونَ قَوۡلاً عَظِيمً۬ا  

Verily! You utter an awful saying, indeed.


وَلَقَدۡ صَرَّفۡنَا فِى هَـٰذَا ٱلۡقُرۡءَانِ لِيَذَّكَّرُواْ

And surely, We have explained (Our Promises, Warnings and (set forth many) examples) in this Quran that they (the disbelievers) may take heed,

وَمَا يَزِيدُهُمۡ إِلَّا نُفُورً۬ا  

but it increases them in naught save aversion.


قُل لَّوۡ كَانَ مَعَهُ ۥۤ ءَالِهَةٌ۬ كَمَا يَقُولُونَ إِذً۬ا لَّٱبۡتَغَوۡاْ إِلَىٰ ذِى ٱلۡعَرۡشِ سَبِيلاً۬  

Say (O Muhammad SAW to these polytheists, pagans, etc.):

"If there had been other aliha (gods) along with Him as they assert, then they would certainly have sought out a way to the Lord of the Throne (seeking His Pleasures and to be near to Him).


سُبۡحَـٰنَهُ ۥ وَتَعَـٰلَىٰ عَمَّا يَقُولُونَ عُلُوًّ۬ا كَبِيرً۬ا  

Glorified and High be He! From Uluwan Kabeera (the great falsehood) that they say!

(i.e. forged statements that there are other gods along with Allah, but He is Allah, the One, the Self-Sufficient Master, whom all creatures need. He begets not, nor was He begotten, and there is none comparable or coequal unto Him).


تُسَبِّحُ لَهُ ٱلسَّمَـٰوَٲتُ ٱلسَّبۡعُ وَٱلۡأَرۡضُ وَمَن فِيہِنَّ‌ۚ

The seven heavens and the earth and all that is therein, glorify Him

وَإِن مِّن شَىۡءٍ إِلَّا يُسَبِّحُ بِحَمۡدِهِۦ وَلَـٰكِن لَّا تَفۡقَهُونَ تَسۡبِيحَهُمۡ‌ۗ

and there is not a thing but glorifies His Praise. But you understand not their glorification.

إِنَّهُ ۥ كَانَ حَلِيمًا غَفُورً۬ا  

Truly, He is Ever Forbearing, Oft- Forgiving.


وَإِذَا قَرَأۡتَ ٱلۡقُرۡءَانَ جَعَلۡنَا بَيۡنَكَ وَبَيۡنَ ٱلَّذِينَ لَا يُؤۡمِنُونَ بِٱلۡأَخِرَةِ حِجَابً۬ا مَّسۡتُورً۬ا  

And when you (Muhammad SAW) recite the Quran, We put between you and those who believe not in the Hereafter, an invisible veil (or screen their hearts, so they hear or understand it not).


وَجَعَلۡنَا عَلَىٰ قُلُوبِہِمۡ أَكِنَّةً أَن يَفۡقَهُوهُ وَفِىٓ ءَاذَانِہِمۡ وَقۡرً۬ا‌ۚ

And We have put coverings over their hearts lest, they should understand it (the Quran), and in their ears deafness.

وَإِذَا ذَكَرۡتَ رَبَّكَ فِى ٱلۡقُرۡءَانِ وَحۡدَهُ ۥ وَلَّوۡاْ عَلَىٰٓ أَدۡبَـٰرِهِمۡ نُفُورً۬ا

And when you make mention of your Lord Alone (La ilaha ill-Allah (none has the right to be worshipped but Allah) Islamic Monotheism ()) in the Quran, they turn on their backs, fleeing in extreme dislikeness.


نَّحۡنُ أَعۡلَمُ بِمَا يَسۡتَمِعُونَ بِهِۦۤ إِذۡ يَسۡتَمِعُونَ إِلَيۡكَ وَإِذۡ هُمۡ نَجۡوَىٰٓ

We know best of what they listen to, when they listen to you. And when they take secret counsel,

إِذۡ يَقُولُ ٱلظَّـٰلِمُونَ إِن تَتَّبِعُونَ إِلَّا رَجُلاً۬ مَّسۡحُورًا

behold, the Zalimoon (polytheists and wrong-doers, etc.) say: "You follow none but a bewitched man."


ٱنظُرۡ كَيۡفَ ضَرَبُواْ لَكَ ٱلۡأَمۡثَالَ فَضَلُّواْ فَلَا يَسۡتَطِيعُونَ سَبِيلاً۬  

See what examples they have put forward for you. So they have gone astray, and never can they find a way.


وَقَالُوٓاْ أَءِذَا كُنَّا عِظَـٰمً۬ا وَرُفَـٰتًا أَءِنَّا لَمَبۡعُوثُونَ خَلۡقً۬ا جَدِيدً۬ا  

And they say: "When we are bones and fragments (destroyed), should we really be resurrected (to be) a new creation?"


قُلۡ كُونُواْ حِجَارَةً أَوۡ حَدِيدًا  

Say (O Muhammad SAW) "Be you stones or iron,"


أَوۡ خَلۡقً۬ا مِّمَّا يَڪۡبُرُ فِى صُدُورِكُمۡ‌ۚ

"Or some created thing that is yet greater (or harder) in your breasts (thoughts to be resurrected, even then you shall be resurrected)"

فَسَيَقُولُونَ مَن يُعِيدُنَا‌ۖ

Then, they will say: "Who shall bring us back (to life)?"

قُلِ ٱلَّذِى فَطَرَكُمۡ أَوَّلَ مَرَّةٍ۬‌ۚ

Say: "He Who created you first!"

فَسَيُنۡغِضُونَ إِلَيۡكَ رُءُوسَہُمۡ وَيَقُولُونَ مَتَىٰ هُوَ‌ۖ

Then, they will shake their heads at you and say: "When will that be ?"

قُلۡ عَسَىٰٓ أَن يَكُونَ قَرِيبً۬ا  

Say: "Perhaps it is near!"


يَوۡمَ يَدۡعُوكُمۡ فَتَسۡتَجِيبُونَ بِحَمۡدِهِۦ

On the Day when He will call you, and you will answer (His Call) with (words of) His Praise and Obedience,

وَتَظُنُّونَ إِن لَّبِثۡتُمۡ إِلَّا قَلِيلاً۬  

and you will think that you have stayed (in this world) but a little while!


وَقُل لِّعِبَادِى يَقُولُواْ ٱلَّتِى هِىَ أَحۡسَنُ‌ۚ

And say to My slaves (i.e. the true believers of Islamic Monotheism) that they should (only) say those words that are the best. (

إِنَّ ٱلشَّيۡطَـٰنَ يَنزَغُ بَيۡنَہُمۡ‌ۚ

(Because) Shaitan (Satan) verily, sows disagreements among them.

إِنَّ ٱلشَّيۡطَـٰنَ كَانَ لِلۡإِنسَـٰنِ عَدُوًّ۬ا مُّبِينً۬ا  

Surely, Shaitan (Satan) is to man a plain enemy.


رَّبُّكُمۡ أَعۡلَمُ بِكُمۡ‌ۖ

Your Lord knows you best,

إِن يَشَأۡ يَرۡحَمۡكُمۡ أَوۡ إِن يَشَأۡ يُعَذِّبۡكُمۡ‌ۚ

if He will, He will have mercy on you, or if He will, He will punish you.

وَمَآ أَرۡسَلۡنَـٰكَ عَلَيۡہِمۡ وَڪِيلاً۬  

And We have not sent you (O Muhammad SAW) as a guardian over them.


وَرَبُّكَ أَعۡلَمُ بِمَن فِى ٱلسَّمَـٰوَٲتِ وَٱلۡأَرۡضِ‌ۗ

And your Lord knows best all who are in the heavens and the earth.

وَلَقَدۡ فَضَّلۡنَا بَعۡضَ ٱلنَّبِيِّـۧنَ عَلَىٰ بَعۡضٍ۬‌ۖ وَءَاتَيۡنَا دَاوُ ۥدَ زَبُورً۬ا  

And indeed, We have preferred some of the Prophets above others, and to Dawood (David) We gave the Zaboor (Psalms).


قُلِ ٱدۡعُواْ ٱلَّذِينَ زَعَمۡتُم مِّن دُونِهِۦ فَلَا يَمۡلِكُونَ كَشۡفَ ٱلضُّرِّ عَنكُمۡ وَلَا تَحۡوِيلاً

Say (O Muhammad SAW):

"Call unto those besides Him whom you pretend (to be gods like angels, Iesa (Jesus), Uzair (Ezra), etc.).They have neither the power to remove the adversity from you nor even to shift it from you to another person."


أُوْلَـٰٓٮِٕكَ ٱلَّذِينَ يَدۡعُونَ يَبۡتَغُونَ إِلَىٰ رَبِّهِمُ ٱلۡوَسِيلَةَ أَيُّہُمۡ أَقۡرَبُ

Those whom they call upon (like Iesa (Jesus) son of Maryam (Mary), Uzair (Ezra), angel, etc.) desire (for themselves) means of access to their Lord (Allah), as to which of them should be the nearest

وَيَرۡجُونَ رَحۡمَتَهُ ۥ وَيَخَافُونَ عَذَابَهُ ۥۤ‌ۚ

and they (Iesa (Jesus), Uzair (Ezra), angels, etc.) hope for His Mercy and fear His Torment.

إِنَّ عَذَابَ رَبِّكَ كَانَ مَحۡذُورً۬ا  

Verily, the Torment of your Lord is something to be afraid of!


وَإِن مِّن قَرۡيَةٍ إِلَّا نَحۡنُ مُهۡلِڪُوهَا قَبۡلَ يَوۡمِ ٱلۡقِيَـٰمَةِأَوۡ مُعَذِّبُوهَا عَذَابً۬ا شَدِيدً۬ا‌ۚ

And there is not a town (population) but We shall destroy it before the Day of Resurrection, or punish it with a severe torment.

كَانَ ذَٲلِكَ فِى ٱلۡكِتَـٰبِ مَسۡطُورً۬ا  

That is written in the Book (of our Decrees)


وَمَا مَنَعَنَآ أَن نُّرۡسِلَ بِٱلۡأَيَـٰتِ إِلَّآ أَن ڪَذَّبَ بِہَا ٱلۡأَوَّلُونَ‌ۚ

And nothing stops Us from sending the Ayat (proofs, evidences, signs) but that the people of old denied them.

وَءَاتَيۡنَا ثَمُودَ ٱلنَّاقَةَ مُبۡصِرَةً۬ فَظَلَمُواْ بِہَا‌ۚ

And We sent the she-camel to Thamood as a clear sign, but they did her wrong.

وَمَا نُرۡسِلُ بِٱلۡأَيَـٰتِ إِلَّا تَخۡوِيفً۬ا  

And We sent not the signs except to warn, and to make them afraid (of destruction).


وَإِذۡ قُلۡنَا لَكَ إِنَّ رَبَّكَ أَحَاطَ بِٱلنَّاسِ‌ۚ

And (remember) when We told you: "Verily! Your Lord has encompassed mankind (i.e. they are in His Grip)."

وَمَا جَعَلۡنَا ٱلرُّءۡيَا ٱلَّتِىٓ أَرَيۡنَـٰكَ إِلَّا فِتۡنَةً۬ لِّلنَّاسِ وَٱلشَّجَرَةَ ٱلۡمَلۡعُونَةَ فِى ٱلۡقُرۡءَانِ‌ۚ

And We made not the vision which we showed you (O Muhammad as an actual eyewitness and not as a dream on the night of Al-Isra) but a trial for mankind, and likewise the accursed tree (Zaqqoom, mentioned) in the Quran.

وَنُخَوِّفُهُمۡ فَمَا يَزِيدُهُمۡ إِلَّا طُغۡيَـٰنً۬ا كَبِيرً۬ا  

We warn and make them afraid but it only increases them in naught save great disbelief, oppression and disobedience to Allah.


وَإِذۡ قُلۡنَا لِلۡمَلَـٰٓٮِٕڪَةِ ٱسۡجُدُواْ لِأَدَمَ فَسَجَدُوٓاْ إِلَّآ إِبۡلِيسَ

And (remember) when We said to the angels: "Prostrate unto Adam."

They prostrated except Iblees (Satan).

قَالَ ءَأَسۡجُدُ لِمَنۡ خَلَقۡتَ طِينً۬ا  

He said: "Shall I prostrate to one whom You created from clay?"


قَالَ أَرَءَيۡتَكَ هَـٰذَا ٱلَّذِى ڪَرَّمۡتَ عَلَىَّ

(Iblees (Satan)) said: "See?

This one whom You have honoured above me,

لَٮِٕنۡ أَخَّرۡتَنِ إِلَىٰ يَوۡمِ ٱلۡقِيَـٰمَةِ لَأَحۡتَنِكَنَّ ذُرِّيَّتَهُ ۥۤ إِلَّا قَلِيلاً۬  

if You give me respite (keep me alive) to the Day of Resurrection, I will surely seize and mislead his offspring (by sending them astray) all but a few!"


قَالَ ٱذۡهَبۡ فَمَن تَبِعَكَ مِنۡهُمۡ فَإِنَّ جَهَنَّمَ جَزَآؤُكُمۡ جَزَآءً۬ مَّوۡفُورً۬ا  

(Allah) said:

"Go, and whosoever of them follows you, surely! Hell will be the recompense of you (all) an ample recompense.


وَٱسۡتَفۡزِزۡ مَنِ ٱسۡتَطَعۡتَ مِنۡہُم بِصَوۡتِكَ وَأَجۡلِبۡ عَلَيۡہِم بِخَيۡلِكَ وَرَجِلِكَ

"And Istafziz (literally means: befool them gradually) those whom you can among them with your voice (i.e. songs, music, and any other call for Allah's disobedience), make assaults on them with your cavalry and your infantry,

وَشَارِكۡهُمۡ فِى ٱلۡأَمۡوَٲلِ وَٱلۡأَوۡلَـٰدِ وَعِدۡهُمۡ‌ۚ

mutually share with them wealth and children (by tempting them to earn money by illegal ways usury, etc., or by committing illegal sexual intercourse, etc.), and make promises to them."

وَمَا يَعِدُهُمُ ٱلشَّيۡطَـٰنُ إِلَّا غُرُورًا  

But Satan promises them nothing but deceit.


إِنَّ عِبَادِى لَيۡسَ لَكَ عَلَيۡهِمۡ سُلۡطَـٰنٌ۬‌ۚ

"Verily! My slaves (i.e. the true believers of Islamic Monotheism), you have no authority over them.

وَكَفَىٰ بِرَبِّكَ وَڪِيلاً۬  

And All-Sufficient is your Lord as a Guardian."


رَّبُّكُمُ ٱلَّذِى يُزۡجِى لَڪُمُ ٱلۡفُلۡكَ فِى ٱلۡبَحۡرِ لِتَبۡتَغُواْ مِن فَضۡلِهِۦۤ‌ۚ

Your Lord is He Who drives the ship for you through the sea, in order that you may seek of His Bounty.

إِنَّهُ ۥ كَانَ بِكُمۡ رَحِيمً۬ا  

Truly! He is Ever Most Merciful towards you.


وَإِذَا مَسَّكُمُ ٱلضُّرُّ فِى ٱلۡبَحۡرِ ضَلَّ مَن تَدۡعُونَ إِلَّآ إِيَّاهُ‌ۖ

And when harm touches you upon the sea, those that you call upon besides Him vanish from you except Him (Allah Alone).

فَلَمَّا نَجَّٮٰكُمۡ إِلَى ٱلۡبَرِّ أَعۡرَضۡتُمۡ‌ۚ

But when He brings you safely to land, you turn away (from Him).

وَكَانَ ٱلۡإِنسَـٰنُ كَفُورًا  

And man is ever ungrateful.


أَفَأَمِنتُمۡ أَن يَخۡسِفَ بِكُمۡ جَانِبَ ٱلۡبَرِّأَوۡ يُرۡسِلَ عَلَيۡڪُمۡ حَاصِبً۬ا

Do you then feel secure that He will not cause a side of the land to swallow you up, or that He will not send against you a violent sand-storm?

ثُمَّ لَا تَجِدُواْ لَكُمۡ وَڪِيلاً  

Then, you shall find no Wakeel (guardian one to guard you from the torment).


أَمۡ أَمِنتُمۡ أَن يُعِيدَكُمۡ فِيهِ تَارَةً أُخۡرَىٰ

Or do you feel secure that He will not send you back a second time to sea

فَيُرۡسِلَ عَلَيۡكُمۡ قَاصِفً۬ا مِّنَ ٱلرِّيحِ فَيُغۡرِقَكُم بِمَا كَفَرۡتُمۡ‌ۙ ثُمَّ لَا تَجِدُواْ لَكُمۡ عَلَيۡنَا بِهِۦ تَبِيعً۬ا  

and send against you a hurricane of wind and drown you because of your disbelief, then you will not find any avenger therein against Us?


وَلَقَدۡ كَرَّمۡنَا بَنِىٓ ءَادَمَ وَحَمَلۡنَـٰهُمۡ فِى ٱلۡبَرِّ وَٱلۡبَحۡرِ

And indeed We have honoured the Children of Adam, and We have carried them on land and sea,

وَرَزَقۡنَـٰهُم مِّنَ ٱلطَّيِّبَـٰتِ

and have provided them with At-Taiyibat (lawful good things),

وَفَضَّلۡنَـٰهُمۡ عَلَىٰ ڪَثِيرٍ۬ مِّمَّنۡ خَلَقۡنَا تَفۡضِيلاً۬

and have preferred them above many of those whom We have created with a marked preference.


يَوۡمَ نَدۡعُواْ ڪُلَّ أُنَاسِۭ بِإِمَـٰمِهِمۡ‌ۖ

(And remember) the Day when We shall call together all human beings with their (respective) Imam (their Prophets, or their records of good and bad deeds, or their Holy Books like the Quran, the Taurat (Torah), the Injeel (Gospel), etc.).

فَمَنۡ أُوتِىَ ڪِتَـٰبَهُ ۥ بِيَمِينِهِۦ فَأُوْلَـٰٓٮِٕكَ يَقۡرَءُونَ ڪِتَـٰبَهُمۡ

So whosoever is given his record in his right hand, such will read their records,

وَلَا يُظۡلَمُونَ فَتِيلاً۬

and they will not be dealt with unjustly in the least.


وَمَن كَانَ فِى هَـٰذِهِۦۤ أَعۡمَىٰ فَهُوَ فِى ٱلۡأَخِرَةِ أَعۡمَىٰ وَأَضَلُّ سَبِيلاً۬  

And whoever is blind in this world (i.e., does not see Allah's Signs and believes not in Him), will be blind in the Hereafter, and more astray from the Path.


وَإِن ڪَادُواْ لَيَفۡتِنُونَكَ عَنِ ٱلَّذِىٓ أَوۡحَيۡنَآ إِلَيۡكَ لِتَفۡتَرِىَ عَلَيۡنَا غَيۡرَهُ ۥ‌ۖ

Verily, they were about to tempt you away from that which We have revealed (the Quran) unto you (O Muhammad SAW), to fabricate something other than it against Us,

وَإِذً۬ا لَّٱتَّخَذُوكَ خَلِيلاً۬  

and then they would certainly have taken you a friend!


وَلَوۡلَآ أَن ثَبَّتۡنَـٰكَ لَقَدۡ كِدتَّ تَرۡڪَنُ إِلَيۡهِمۡ شَيۡـًٔ۬ا قَلِيلاً  

And had We not made you stand firm, you would nearly have inclined to them a little.


إِذً۬ا لَّأَذَقۡنَـٰكَ ضِعۡفَ ٱلۡحَيَوٰةِ وَضِعۡفَ ٱلۡمَمَاتِ

In that case, We would have made you taste a double portion (of punishment) in this life and a double portion (of punishment) after death.

ثُمَّ لَا تَجِدُ لَكَ عَلَيۡنَا نَصِيرً۬ا

And then you would have found none to help you against Us.


وَإِن ڪَادُواْ لَيَسۡتَفِزُّونَكَ مِنَ ٱلۡأَرۡضِ لِيُخۡرِجُوكَ مِنۡهَا‌ۖ

And Verily, they were about to frighten you so much as to drive you out from the land.

وَإِذً۬ا لَّا يَلۡبَثُونَ خِلَـٰفَكَ إِلَّا قَلِيلاً۬  

But in that case they would not have stayed (therein) after you, except for a little while.


سُنَّةَ مَن قَدۡ أَرۡسَلۡنَا قَبۡلَكَ مِن رُّسُلِنَا‌ۖ

(This was Our) Sunnah (rule or way) with the Messengers We sent before you (O Muhammad SAW),

وَلَا تَجِدُ لِسُنَّتِنَا تَحۡوِيلاً

and you will not find any alteration in Our Sunnah (rule or way, etc.).


أَقِمِ ٱلصَّلَوٰةَ لِدُلُوكِ ٱلشَّمۡسِ إِلَىٰ غَسَقِ ٱلَّيۡلِ وَقُرۡءَانَ ٱلۡفَجۡرِ‌ۖ

Perform AsSalat (Iqamat-as-Salat) from mid-day till the darkness of the night (i.e. the Zuhr, Asr, Maghrib, and Isha prayers), and recite the Quran in the early dawn (i.e. the morning prayer).

إِنَّ قُرۡءَانَ ٱلۡفَجۡرِ كَانَ مَشۡہُودً۬ا  

Verily, the recitation of the Quran in the early dawn is ever witnessed (attended by the angels in charge of mankind of the day and the night).


وَمِنَ ٱلَّيۡلِ فَتَهَجَّدۡ بِهِۦ نَافِلَةً۬ لَّكَ عَسَىٰٓ أَن يَبۡعَثَكَ رَبُّكَ مَقَامً۬ا مَّحۡمُودً۬ا  

And in some parts of the night (also) offer the Salat (prayer) with it (i.e. recite the Quran in the prayer), as an additional prayer (Tahajjud optional prayer Nawafil) for you (O Muhammad SAW). It may be that your Lord will raise you to Maqaman Mahmooda (a station of praise and glory, i.e. the highest degree in Paradise!).


وَقُل رَّبِّ أَدۡخِلۡنِى مُدۡخَلَ صِدۡقٍ۬ وَأَخۡرِجۡنِى مُخۡرَجَ صِدۡقٍ۬

And say (O Muhammad SAW): My Lord! Let my entry (to the city of Al-Madinah) be good, and likewise my exit (from the city of Makkah) be good.

وَٱجۡعَل لِّى مِن لَّدُنكَ سُلۡطَـٰنً۬ا نَّصِيرً۬ا  

And grant me from You an authority to help me (or a firm sign or a proof).


وَقُلۡ جَآءَ ٱلۡحَقُّ وَزَهَقَ ٱلۡبَـٰطِلُ‌ۚ

And say: "Truth (i.e. Islamic Monotheism or this Quran or Jihad against polytheists) has come and Batil (falsehood, i.e. Satan or polytheism, etc.) has vanished.

إِنَّ ٱلۡبَـٰطِلَ كَانَ زَهُوقً۬ا  

Surely! Batil is ever bound to vanish."


وَنُنَزِّلُ مِنَ ٱلۡقُرۡءَانِ مَا هُوَ شِفَآءٌ۬ وَرَحۡمَةٌ۬ لِّلۡمُؤۡمِنِينَ‌ۙ وَلَا يَزِيدُ ٱلظَّـٰلِمِينَ إِلَّا خَسَارً۬ا  

And We send down from the Quran that which is a healing and a mercy to those who believe (in Islamic Monotheism and act on it), and it increases the Zalimoon (polytheists and wrong-doers) nothing but loss.


وَإِذَآ أَنۡعَمۡنَا عَلَى ٱلۡإِنسَـٰنِ أَعۡرَضَ وَنَـَٔا بِجَانِبِهِۦ‌ۖ

And when We bestow Our Grace on man (the disbeliever), he turns away and becomes arrogant, far away from the Right Path.

وَإِذَا مَسَّهُ ٱلشَّرُّ كَانَ يَـُٔوسً۬ا  

And when evil touches him he is in great despair.


قُلۡ ڪُلٌّ۬ يَعۡمَلُ عَلَىٰ شَاكِلَتِهِۦ

Say (O Muhammad SAW to mankind):

"Each one does according to Shakilatihi (i.e. his way or his religion or his intentions, etc.),

فَرَبُّكُمۡ أَعۡلَمُ بِمَنۡ هُوَ أَهۡدَىٰ سَبِيلاً۬  

and your Lord knows best of him whose path (religion, etc.) is right."


وَيَسۡـَٔلُونَكَ عَنِ ٱلرُّوحِ‌ۖ

And they ask you (O Muhammad SAW) concerning the Rooh (the Spirit);

قُلِ ٱلرُّوحُ مِنۡ أَمۡرِ رَبِّى وَمَآ أُوتِيتُم مِّنَ ٱلۡعِلۡمِ إِلَّا قَلِيلاً۬  


"The Rooh (the Spirit): it is one of the things, the knowledge of which is only with my Lord. And of knowledge, you (mankind) have been given only a little."


وَلَٮِٕن شِئۡنَا لَنَذۡهَبَنَّ بِٱلَّذِىٓ أَوۡحَيۡنَآ إِلَيۡكَ ثُمَّ لَا تَجِدُ لَكَ بِهِۦ عَلَيۡنَا وَڪِيلاً  

And if We willed We could surely take away that which We have revealed to you by inspiration (i.e. this Quran). Then you would find no protector for you against Us in that respect.


إِلَّا رَحۡمَةً۬ مِّن رَّبِّكَ‌ۚ

Except as a Mercy from your Lord.

إِنَّ فَضۡلَهُ ۥ كَانَ عَلَيۡكَ ڪَبِيرً۬ا

Verily! His Grace unto you (O Muhammad SAW) is ever great.


قُل لَّٮِٕنِ ٱجۡتَمَعَتِ ٱلۡإِنسُ وَٱلۡجِنُّ عَلَىٰٓ أَن يَأۡتُواْ بِمِثۡلِ هَـٰذَا ٱلۡقُرۡءَانِ

Say: "If the mankind and the jinns were together to produce the like of this Quran,

لَا يَأۡتُونَ بِمِثۡلِهِۦ وَلَوۡ كَانَ بَعۡضُہُمۡ لِبَعۡضٍ۬ ظَهِيرً۬ا  

they could not produce the like thereof, even if they helped one another."


وَلَقَدۡ صَرَّفۡنَا لِلنَّاسِ فِى هَـٰذَا ٱلۡقُرۡءَانِ مِن كُلِّ مَثَلٍ۬

And indeed We have fully explained to mankind, in this Quran, every kind of similitude,

فَأَبَىٰٓ أَكۡثَرُ ٱلنَّاسِ إِلَّا ڪُفُورً۬ا  

but most mankind refuse (the truth and accept nothing) but disbelief.


وَقَالُواْ لَن نُّؤۡمِنَ لَكَ حَتَّىٰ تَفۡجُرَ لَنَا مِنَ ٱلۡأَرۡضِ يَنۢبُوعًا  

And they say: "We shall not believe in you (O Muhammad SAW), until you cause a spring to gush forth from the earth for us;


أَوۡ تَكُونَ لَكَ جَنَّةٌ۬ مِّن نَّخِيلٍ۬ وَعِنَبٍ۬ فَتُفَجِّرَ ٱلۡأَنۡهَـٰرَ خِلَـٰلَهَا تَفۡجِيرًا  

"Or you have a garden of date-palms and grapes, and cause rivers to gush forth in their midst abundantly;


أَوۡ تُسۡقِطَ ٱلسَّمَآءَ كَمَا زَعَمۡتَ عَلَيۡنَا كِسَفًاأَوۡ تَأۡتِىَ بِٱللَّهِ وَٱلۡمَلَـٰٓٮِٕڪَةِ قَبِيلاً  

"Or you cause the heaven to fall upon us in pieces, as you have pretended, or you bring Allah and the angels before (us) face to face;


أَوۡ يَكُونَ لَكَ بَيۡتٌ۬ مِّن زُخۡرُفٍ أَوۡ تَرۡقَىٰ فِى ٱلسَّمَآءِ

"Or you have a house of adornable materials (like silver and pure gold, etc.), or you ascend up into the sky,

وَلَن نُّؤۡمِنَ لِرُقِيِّكَ حَتَّىٰ تُنَزِّلَ عَلَيۡنَا كِتَـٰبً۬ا نَّقۡرَؤُهُ ۥ‌ۗ

and even then we will put no faith in your ascension until you bring down for us a Book that we would read."

قُلۡ سُبۡحَانَ رَبِّى هَلۡ كُنتُ إِلَّا بَشَرً۬ا رَّسُولاً۬

Say (O Muhammad SAW): "Glorified (and Exalted) be my Lord (Allah) above all that evil they (polytheists) associate with Him! Am I anything but a man, sent as a Messenger?"


وَمَا مَنَعَ ٱلنَّاسَ أَن يُؤۡمِنُوٓاْ إِذۡ جَآءَهُمُ ٱلۡهُدَىٰٓ

And nothing prevented men from believing when the guidance came to them,

إِلَّآ أَن قَالُوٓاْ أَبَعَثَ ٱللَّهُ بَشَرً۬ا رَّسُولاً۬

except that they said: "Has Allah sent a man as (His) Messenger?"


قُل لَّوۡ كَانَ فِى ٱلۡأَرۡضِ مَلَـٰٓٮِٕڪَةٌ۬ يَمۡشُونَ مُطۡمَٮِٕنِّينَ لَنَزَّلۡنَا عَلَيۡهِم مِّنَ ٱلسَّمَآءِ مَلَڪً۬ا رَّسُولاً۬  

Say: "If there were on the earth, angels walking about in peace and security, We should certainly have sent down for them from the heaven an angel as a Messenger."


قُلۡ ڪَفَىٰ بِٱللَّهِ شَہِيدَۢا بَيۡنِى وَبَيۡنَڪُمۡ‌ۚ

Say: "Sufficient is Allah for a witness between me and you.

إِنَّهُ ۥ كَانَ بِعِبَادِهِۦ خَبِيرَۢا بَصِيرً۬ا  

Verily! He is the All-Knower, the All-Seer of His slaves."


وَمَن يَہۡدِ ٱللَّهُ فَهُوَ ٱلۡمُهۡتَدِ‌ۖ

And he whom Allah guides, he is led aright;

وَمَن يُضۡلِلۡ فَلَن تَجِدَ لَهُمۡ أَوۡلِيَآءَ مِن دُونِهِۦ‌ۖ

but he whom He sends astray for such you will find no Auliya (helpers and protectors, etc.), besides Him,

وَنَحۡشُرُهُمۡ يَوۡمَ ٱلۡقِيَـٰمَةِ عَلَىٰ وُجُوهِهِمۡ عُمۡيً۬ا وَبُكۡمً۬ا وَصُمًّ۬ا‌ۖ

and We shall gather them together on the Day of Resurrection on their faces, blind, dumb and deaf,

مَّأۡوَٮٰهُمۡ جَهَنَّمُ‌ۖڪُلَّمَا خَبَتۡ زِدۡنَـٰهُمۡ سَعِيرً۬ا  

their abode will be Hell; whenever it abates, We shall increase for them the fierceness of the Fire.


ذَٲلِكَ جَزَآؤُهُم بِأَنَّهُمۡ كَفَرُواْ بِـَٔايَـٰتِنَا

That is their recompense, because they denied Our Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.)

وَقَالُوٓاْ أَءِذَا كُنَّا عِظَـٰمً۬ا وَرُفَـٰتًا أَءِنَّا لَمَبۡعُوثُونَ خَلۡقً۬ا جَدِيدًا  

and said: "When we are bones and fragments, shall we really be raised up as a new creation?"


أَوَلَمۡ يَرَوۡاْ أَنَّ ٱللَّهَ ٱلَّذِى خَلَقَ ٱلسَّمَـٰوَٲتِ وَٱلۡأَرۡضَ قَادِرٌ عَلَىٰٓ أَن يَخۡلُقَ مِثۡلَهُمۡ

See they not that Allah, Who created the heavens and the earth, is Able to create the like of them.

وَجَعَلَ لَهُمۡ أَجَلاً۬ لَّا رَيۡبَ فِيهِ

And He has decreed for them an appointed term, whereof there is not doubt.

فَأَبَى ٱلظَّـٰلِمُونَ إِلَّا كُفُورً۬ا  

But the Zalimoon (polytheists and wrong-doers, etc.) refuse (the truth the Message of Islamic Monotheism, and accept nothing) but disbelief.


قُل لَّوۡ أَنتُمۡ تَمۡلِكُونَ خَزَآٮِٕنَ رَحۡمَةِ رَبِّىٓ إِذً۬ا لَّأَمۡسَكۡتُمۡ خَشۡيَةَ ٱلۡإِنفَاقِ‌ۚ

Say (to the disbelievers):

"If you possessed the treasure of the Mercy of my Lord (wealth, money, provision, etc.), then you would surely hold back (from spending) for fear of (being exhausted),

وَكَانَ ٱلۡإِنسَـٰنُ قَتُورً۬ا  

and man is ever miserly!"


وَلَقَدۡ ءَاتَيۡنَا مُوسَىٰ تِسۡعَ ءَايَـٰتِۭ بَيِّنَـٰتٍ۬‌ۖ

And indeed We gave to Moosa (Moses) nine clear signs.

فَسۡـَٔلۡ بَنِىٓ إِسۡرَٲٓءِيلَ إِذۡ جَآءَهُمۡ فَقَالَ لَهُ ۥ فِرۡعَوۡنُ إِنِّى لَأَظُنُّكَ يَـٰمُوسَىٰ مَسۡحُورً۬ا  

Ask then the Children of Israel, when he came to them, then Firaun (Pharaoh) said to him:

"O Moosa (Moses)! I think you are indeed bewitched."


قَالَ لَقَدۡ عَلِمۡتَ مَآ أَنزَلَ هَـٰٓؤُلَآءِ إِلَّا رَبُّ ٱلسَّمَـٰوَٲتِ وَٱلۡأَرۡضِ بَصَآٮِٕرَ

(Moosa (Moses)) said: "Verily, you know that these signs have been sent down by none but the Lord of the heavens and the earth as clear (evidences i.e. proofs of Allah's Oneness and His Omnipotence, etc.).

وَإِنِّى لَأَظُنُّكَ يَـٰفِرۡعَوۡنُ مَثۡبُورً۬ا  

And I think you are, indeed, O Firaun (Pharaoh) doomed to destruction (away from all good)!"


فَأَرَادَ أَن يَسۡتَفِزَّهُم مِّنَ ٱلۡأَرۡضِ فَأَغۡرَقۡنَـٰهُ وَمَن مَّعَهُ ۥ جَمِيعً۬ا  

So he resolved to turn them out of the land (of Egypt). But We drowned him and all who were with him.


وَقُلۡنَا مِنۢ بَعۡدِهِۦ لِبَنِىٓ إِسۡرَٲٓءِيلَ ٱسۡكُنُواْ ٱلۡأَرۡضَ فَإِذَا جَآءَ وَعۡدُ ٱلۡأَخِرَةِ جِئۡنَا بِكُمۡ لَفِيفً۬ا  

And We said to the Children of Israel after him:

"Dwell in the land, then, when the final and the last promise comes near (i.e. the Day of Resurrection or the descent of Christ (Iesa (Jesus), son of Maryam (Mary) on the earth). We shall bring you altogether as mixed crowd (gathered out of various nations).

(Tafsir Al-Qurtubee, Vol. 10, Page 338)


وَبِٱلۡحَقِّ أَنزَلۡنَـٰهُ وَبِٱلۡحَقِّ نَزَلَ‌ۗ

And with truth We have sent it down (i.e. the Quran), and with truth it has descended.

وَمَآ أَرۡسَلۡنَـٰكَ إِلَّا مُبَشِّرً۬ا وَنَذِيرً۬ا  

And We have sent you (O Muhammad SAW) as nothing but a bearer of glad tidings (of Paradise, for those who follow your Message of Islamic Monotheism), and a warner (of Hell-fire for those who refuse to follow your Message of Islamic Monotheism).


وَقُرۡءَانً۬ا فَرَقۡنَـٰهُ لِتَقۡرَأَهُ ۥ عَلَى ٱلنَّاسِ عَلَىٰ مُكۡثٍ۬ وَنَزَّلۡنَـٰهُ تَنزِيلاً۬  

And (it is) a Quran which We have divided (into parts), in order that you might recite it to men at intervals. And We have revealed it by stages. (in 23 years).


قُلۡ ءَامِنُواْ بِهِۦۤ أَوۡ لَا تُؤۡمِنُوٓاْ‌ۚ

Say (O Muhammad SAW to them):

"Believe in it (the Quran) or do not believe (in it).

إِنَّ ٱلَّذِينَ أُوتُواْ ٱلۡعِلۡمَ مِن قَبۡلِهِۦۤ إِذَا يُتۡلَىٰ عَلَيۡہِمۡ يَخِرُّونَ لِلۡأَذۡقَانِ سُجَّدً۬ا  

Verily! Those who were given knowledge before it (the Jews and the Christians like Abdullah bin Salam and Salman Al-Farisee), when it is recited to them, fall down on their faces in humble prostration."


وَيَقُولُونَ سُبۡحَـٰنَ رَبِّنَآإِن كَانَ وَعۡدُ رَبِّنَا لَمَفۡعُولاً۬

And they say: "Glory be to our Lord! Truly, the Promise of our Lord must be fulfilled."


وَيَخِرُّونَ لِلۡأَذۡقَانِ يَبۡكُونَ وَيَزِيدُهُمۡ خُشُوعً۬ا

And they fall down on their faces weeping and it adds to their humility. ۩


قُلِ ٱدۡعُواْ ٱللَّهَ أَوِ ٱدۡعُواْ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنَ‌ۖ

Say (O Muhammad SAW):

"Invoke Allah or invoke the Most Beneficent (Allah),

أَيًّ۬ا مَّا تَدۡعُواْ فَلَهُ ٱلۡأَسۡمَآءُ ٱلۡحُسۡنَىٰ‌ۚ

by whatever name you invoke Him (it is the same), for to Him belong the Best Names.

وَلَا تَجۡهَرۡ بِصَلَاتِكَ وَلَا تُخَافِتۡ بِہَا وَٱبۡتَغِ بَيۡنَ ذَٲلِكَ سَبِيلاً۬  

And offer your Salat (prayer) neither aloud nor in a low voice, but follow a way between.


وَقُلِ ٱلۡحَمۡدُ لِلَّهِ ٱلَّذِى لَمۡ يَتَّخِذۡ وَلَدً۬ا وَلَمۡ يَكُن لَّهُ ۥ شَرِيكٌ۬ فِى ٱلۡمُلۡكِ

And say:

"All the praises and thanks be to Allah, Who has not begotten a son (nor an offspring), and Who has no partner in (His) Dominion,

وَلَمۡ يَكُن لَّهُ ۥ وَلِىٌّ۬ مِّنَ ٱلذُّلِّ‌ۖ

nor He is low to have a Walee (helper, protector or supporter).

وَكَبِّرۡهُ تَكۡبِيرَۢا  

And magnify Him with all the magnificence, (Allahu-Akbar (Allah is the Most Great))."


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