Quran with English Translation

Surah Al Ankabut

English Translation by Dr Muhsin Khan, Dr Hilali

In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful



Alif Lam Meem.

(These letters are one of the miracles of the Quran, and none but Allah (Alone) knows their meanings.)


أَحَسِبَ ٱلنَّاسُ أَن يُتۡرَكُوٓاْ أَن يَقُولُوٓاْ ءَامَنَّا وَهُمۡ لَا يُفۡتَنُونَ  

Do people think that they will be left alone because they say: "We believe," and will not be tested.


وَلَقَدۡ فَتَنَّا ٱلَّذِينَ مِن قَبۡلِهِمۡ‌ۖ

And We indeed tested those who were before them.

فَلَيَعۡلَمَنَّ ٱللَّهُ ٱلَّذِينَ صَدَقُواْ وَلَيَعۡلَمَنَّ ٱلۡكَـٰذِبِينَ  

And Allah will certainly make (it) known (the truth of) those who are true, and will certainly make (it) known (the falsehood of) those who are liars, (although Allah knows all that before putting them to test).


أَمۡ حَسِبَ ٱلَّذِينَ يَعۡمَلُونَ ٱلسَّيِّـَٔاتِ أَن يَسۡبِقُونَا‌ۚ

Or those who do evil deeds think that they can outstrip Us (i.e. escape Our Punishment)?

سَآءَ مَا يَحۡكُمُونَ  

Evil is that which they judge!


مَن كَانَ يَرۡجُواْ لِقَآءَ ٱللَّهِ فَإِنَّ أَجَلَ ٱللَّهِ لَأَتٍ۬‌ۚ

Whoever hopes for the Meeting with Allah, then Allah's Term is surely coming.

وَهُوَ ٱلسَّمِيعُ ٱلۡعَلِيمُ  

and He is the All-Hearer, the All-Knower.


وَمَن جَـٰهَدَ فَإِنَّمَا يُجَـٰهِدُ لِنَفۡسِهِۦۤ‌ۚ

And whosoever strives, he strives only for himself.

إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ لَغَنِىٌّ عَنِ ٱلۡعَـٰلَمِينَ  

Verily, Allah is free of all wants from the Alameen (mankind, jinns, and all that exists).


وَٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ وَعَمِلُواْ ٱلصَّـٰلِحَـٰتِ لَنُكَفِّرَنَّ عَنۡهُمۡ سَيِّـَٔاتِهِمۡ

Those who believe (in the Oneness of Allah (Monotheism) and in Messenger Muhammad SAW , and do not apostate because of the harm they receive from the polytheists), and do righteous good deeds, surely, We shall remit from them their evil deeds

وَلَنَجۡزِيَنَّهُمۡ أَحۡسَنَ ٱلَّذِى كَانُواْ يَعۡمَلُونَ  

and shall reward them according to the best of that which they used to do.


وَوَصَّيۡنَا ٱلۡإِنسَـٰنَ بِوَٲلِدَيۡهِ حُسۡنً۬ا‌ۖ

And We have enjoined on man to be good and dutiful to his parents,

وَإِن جَـٰهَدَاكَ لِتُشۡرِكَ بِى مَا لَيۡسَ لَكَ بِهِۦ عِلۡمٌ۬ فَلَا تُطِعۡهُمَآ‌ۚ

but if they strive to make you join with Me (in worship) anything (as a partner) of which you have no knowledge, then obey them not.

إِلَىَّ مَرۡجِعُكُمۡ فَأُنَبِّئُكُم بِمَا كُنتُمۡ تَعۡمَلُونَ  

Unto Me is your return, and I shall tell you what you used to do.


وَٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ وَعَمِلُواْ ٱلصَّـٰلِحَـٰتِ لَنُدۡخِلَنَّهُمۡ فِى ٱلصَّـٰلِحِينَ  

And for those who believe (in the Oneness of Allah and other items of Faith) and do righteous good deeds, surely, We shall make them enter in (the entrance of) the righteous (i.e. in Paradise).


وَمِنَ ٱلنَّاسِ مَن يَقُولُ ءَامَنَّا بِٱللَّهِ

Of mankind are some who say: "We believe in Allah,"

فَإِذَآ أُوذِىَ فِى ٱللَّهِ جَعَلَ فِتۡنَةَ ٱلنَّاسِ كَعَذَابِ ٱللَّهِ

but if they are made to suffer for the sake of Allah, they consider the trial of mankind as Allah's punishment,

وَلَٮِٕن جَآءَ نَصۡرٌ۬ مِّن رَّبِّكَ لَيَقُولُنَّ إِنَّا ڪُنَّا مَعَكُمۡ‌ۚ

and if victory comes from your Lord, (the hypocrites) will say: "Verily! We were with you (helping you)."

أَوَلَيۡسَ ٱللَّهُ بِأَعۡلَمَ بِمَا فِى صُدُورِ ٱلۡعَـٰلَمِينَ  

Is not Allah Best Aware of what is in the breast of the Alameen (mankind and jinns).


وَلَيَعۡلَمَنَّ ٱللَّهُ ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْوَلَيَعۡلَمَنَّ ٱلۡمُنَـٰفِقِينَ  

Verily, Allah knows those who believe, and verily, He knows the hypocrites.

(i.e. Allah will test the people with good and hard days to discriminate the good from the wicked (although Allah knows all that before putting them to test))


وَقَالَ ٱلَّذِينَ ڪَفَرُواْ لِلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ ٱتَّبِعُواْ سَبِيلَنَا وَلۡنَحۡمِلۡ خَطَـٰيَـٰكُمۡ

And those who disbelieve say to those who believe: "Follow our way and we will verily bear your sins,"

وَمَا هُم بِحَـٰمِلِينَ مِنۡ خَطَـٰيَـٰهُم مِّن شَىۡءٍ‌ۖ إِنَّهُمۡ لَكَـٰذِبُونَ  

never will they bear anything of their sins. Surely, they are liars.


وَلَيَحۡمِلُنَّ أَثۡقَالَهُمۡ وَأَثۡقَالاً۬ مَّعَ أَثۡقَالِهِمۡ‌ۖ

And verily, they shall bear their own loads, and other loads besides their own,

وَلَيُسۡـَٔلُنَّ يَوۡمَ ٱلۡقِيَـٰمَةِ عَمَّا ڪَانُواْ يَفۡتَرُونَ  

and verily, they shall be questioned on the Day of Resurrection about that which they used to fabricate.


وَلَقَدۡ أَرۡسَلۡنَا نُوحًا إِلَىٰ قَوۡمِهِۦ فَلَبِثَ فِيهِمۡ أَلۡفَ سَنَةٍ إِلَّا خَمۡسِينَ عَامً۬ا

And indeed We sent Nooh (Noah) to his people, and he stayed among them a thousand years less fifty years (inviting them to believe in the Oneness of Allah (Monotheism), and discard the false gods and other deities),

فَأَخَذَهُمُ ٱلطُّوفَانُ وَهُمۡ ظَـٰلِمُونَ  

and the Deluge overtook them while they were Zalimoon (wrong-doers, polytheists, disbelievers, etc.).


فَأَنجَيۡنَـٰهُ وَأَصۡحَـٰبَ ٱلسَّفِينَةِ وَجَعَلۡنَـٰهَآ ءَايَةً۬ لِّلۡعَـٰلَمِينَ  

Then We saved him and those with him in the ship, and made it (the ship) as an Ayah (a lesson, a warning, etc.) for the Alameen (mankind, jinns and all that exists).


وَإِبۡرَٲهِيمَ إِذۡ قَالَ لِقَوۡمِهِ ٱعۡبُدُواْ ٱللَّهَ وَٱتَّقُوهُ‌ۖ

And (remember) Ibrahim (Abraham) when he said to his people: "Worship Allah (Alone), and fear Him,

ذَٲلِڪُمۡ خَيۡرٌ۬ لَّكُمۡ إِن ڪُنتُمۡ تَعۡلَمُونَ

that is better for you if you did but know.


إِنَّمَا تَعۡبُدُونَ مِن دُونِ ٱللَّهِ أَوۡثَـٰنً۬ا وَتَخۡلُقُونَ إِفۡكًا‌ۚ

"You worship besides Allah only idols, and you only invent falsehood.

إِنَّ ٱلَّذِينَ تَعۡبُدُونَ مِن دُونِ ٱللَّهِ لَا يَمۡلِكُونَ لَكُمۡ رِزۡقً۬ا

Verily, those whom you worship besides Allah have no power to give you provision,

فَٱبۡتَغُواْ عِندَ ٱللَّهِ ٱلرِّزۡقَ وَٱعۡبُدُوهُ وَٱشۡكُرُواْ لَهُ ۥۤ‌ۖ

so seek your provision from Allah (Alone), and worship Him (Alone), and be grateful to Him.

إِلَيۡهِ تُرۡجَعُونَ  

To Him (Alone) you will be brought back.


وَإِن تُكَذِّبُواْ فَقَدۡ ڪَذَّبَ أُمَمٌ۬ مِّن قَبۡلِكُمۡ‌ۖ

"And if you deny, then nations before you have denied (their Messengers).

وَمَا عَلَى ٱلرَّسُولِ إِلَّا ٱلۡبَلَـٰغُ ٱلۡمُبِينُ  

And the duty of the Messenger is only to convey (the Message) plainly."


أَوَلَمۡ يَرَوۡاْ ڪَيۡفَ يُبۡدِئُ ٱللَّهُ ٱلۡخَلۡقَ ثُمَّ يُعِيدُهُ ۥۤ‌ۚ

See they not how Allah originates creation, then repeats it.

إِنَّ ذَٲلِكَ عَلَى ٱللَّهِ يَسِيرٌ۬  

Verily, that is easy for Allah.


قُلۡ سِيرُواْ فِى ٱلۡأَرۡضِ فَٱنظُرُواْ ڪَيۡفَ بَدَأَ ٱلۡخَلۡقَ‌ۚ


"Travel in the land and see how (Allah) originated creation,

ثُمَّ ٱللَّهُ يُنشِئُ ٱلنَّشۡأَةَ ٱلۡأَخِرَةَ‌ۚ

and then Allah will bring forth (resurrect) the creation of the Hereafter (i.e. resurrection after death).

إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ عَلَىٰ ڪُلِّ شَىۡءٍ۬ قَدِيرٌ۬

Verily, Allah is Able to do all things."


يُعَذِّبُ مَن يَشَآءُ وَيَرۡحَمُ مَن يَشَآءُ‌ۖ

He punishes whom He will, and shows mercy to whom He will,

وَإِلَيۡهِ تُقۡلَبُونَ  

and to Him you will be returned.


وَمَآ أَنتُم بِمُعۡجِزِينَ فِى ٱلۡأَرۡضِ وَلَا فِى ٱلسَّمَآءِ‌ۖ

And you cannot escape in the earth or in the heaven.

وَمَا لَڪُم مِّن دُونِ ٱللَّهِ مِن وَلِىٍّ۬ وَلَا نَصِيرٍ۬  

And besides Allah you have neither any Walee (Protector or Guardian) nor any Helper.


وَٱلَّذِينَ كَفَرُواْ بِـَٔايَـٰتِ ٱللَّهِ وَلِقَآٮِٕهِۦۤ أُوْلَـٰٓٮِٕكَ يَٮِٕسُواْ مِن رَّحۡمَتِى

And those who disbelieve in the Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) of Allah and the Meeting with Him, it is they who have no hope of My Mercy,

وَأُوْلَـٰٓٮِٕكَ لَهُمۡ عَذَابٌ أَلِيمٌ۬  

and it is they who will (have) a painful torment.


فَمَا ڪَانَ جَوَابَ قَوۡمِهِۦۤ إِلَّآ أَن قَالُواْ ٱقۡتُلُوهُ أَوۡ حَرِّقُوهُ

So nothing was the answer of (Ibraheems (Abraham)) people except that they said: "Kill him or burn him."

فَأَنجَٮٰهُ ٱللَّهُ مِنَ ٱلنَّارِ‌ۚ

Then Allah saved him from the fire.

إِنَّ فِى ذَٲلِكَ لَأَيَـٰتٍ۬ لِّقَوۡمٍ۬ يُؤۡمِنُونَ  

Verily, in this are indeed signs for a people who believe.


وَقَالَ إِنَّمَا ٱتَّخَذۡتُم مِّن دُونِ ٱللَّهِ أَوۡثَـٰنً۬ا مَّوَدَّةَ بَيۡنِكُمۡ فِى ٱلۡحَيَوٰةِ ٱلدُّنۡيَا‌ۖ

And (Ibrahim (Abraham)) said: "You have taken (for worship) idols instead of Allah, and the love between you is only in the life of this world,

ثُمَّ يَوۡمَ ٱلۡقِيَـٰمَةِ يَكۡفُرُ بَعۡضُڪُم بِبَعۡضٍ۬ وَيَلۡعَنُ بَعۡضُڪُم بَعۡضً۬ا

but on the Day of Resurrection, you shall disown each other, and curse each other,

وَمَأۡوَٮٰكُمُ ٱلنَّارُ وَمَا لَڪُم مِّن نَّـٰصِرِينَ  

and your abode will be the Fire, and you shall have no helper."


فَـَٔامَنَ لَهُ ۥ لُوطٌ۬‌ۘ

So Lout (Lot) believed in him (Ibrahims (Abraham) Message of Islamic Monotheism).

وَقَالَ إِنِّى مُهَاجِرٌ إِلَىٰ رَبِّىٓ‌ۖ إِنَّهُ ۥ هُوَ ٱلۡعَزِيزُ ٱلۡحَكِيمُ

He (Ibrahim (Abraham)) said: "I will emigrate for the sake of my Lord. Verily, He is the All-Mighty, the All-Wise."


وَوَهَبۡنَا لَهُ ۥۤ إِسۡحَـٰقَ وَيَعۡقُوبَ وَجَعَلۡنَا فِى ذُرِّيَّتِهِ ٱلنُّبُوَّةَ وَٱلۡكِتَـٰبَ

And We bestowed on him (Ibrahim (Abraham)), Ishaque (Isaac) and Yaqoob (Jacob), and ordained among his offspring Prophethood and the Book (i.e. the Taurat (Torah) (to Moosa Moses), the Injeel (Gospel) (to Iesa Jesus), the Quran (to Muhammad SAW), all from the offspring of Ibrahim (Abraham)),

وَءَاتَيۡنَـٰهُ أَجۡرَهُ ۥ فِى ٱلدُّنۡيَا‌ۖ وَإِنَّهُ ۥ فِى ٱلۡأَخِرَةِ لَمِنَ ٱلصَّـٰلِحِينَ  

and We granted him his reward in this world, and verily, in the Hereafter he is indeed among the righteous.


وَلُوطًا إِذۡ قَالَ لِقَوۡمِهِۦۤ إِنَّڪُمۡ لَتَأۡتُونَ ٱلۡفَـٰحِشَةَ مَا سَبَقَڪُم بِہَا مِنۡ أَحَدٍ۬ مِّنَ ٱلۡعَـٰلَمِينَ  

And (remember) Lout (Lot), when he said to his people: "You commit Al-Fahishah (sodomy the worst sin) which none has preceded you in (committing) it in the Alameen (mankind and jinns)."


أَٮِٕنَّكُمۡ لَتَأۡتُونَ ٱلرِّجَالَ وَتَقۡطَعُونَ ٱلسَّبِيلَ وَتَأۡتُونَ فِى نَادِيكُمُ ٱلۡمُنڪَرَ‌ۖ

"Verily, you do sodomy with men, and rob the wayfarer (travellers, etc.)! And practise AlMunkar (disbelief and polytheism and every kind of evil wicked deed) in your meetings."

فَمَا كَانَ جَوَابَ قَوۡمِهِۦۤ إِلَّآ أَن قَالُواْ ٱئۡتِنَا بِعَذَابِ ٱللَّهِ إِن ڪُنتَ مِنَ ٱلصَّـٰدِقِينَ  

But his people gave no answer except, that they said: "Bring Allah's Torment upon us if you are one of the truthful."


قَالَ رَبِّ ٱنصُرۡنِى عَلَى ٱلۡقَوۡمِ ٱلۡمُفۡسِدِينَ  

He said: "My Lord! Give me victory over the people who are Mufsidoon (those who commit great crimes and sins, oppressors, tyrants, mischief-makers, corrupts).


وَلَمَّا جَآءَتۡ رُسُلُنَآ إِبۡرَٲهِيمَ بِٱلۡبُشۡرَىٰ قَالُوٓاْ إِنَّا مُهۡلِكُوٓاْ أَهۡلِ هَـٰذِهِ ٱلۡقَرۡيَةِ‌ۖ

And when Our Messengers came to Ibrahim (Abraham) with the glad tidings they said: "Verily, we are going to destroy the people of this (Louts (Lots)) town (i.e. the town of Sodom in Palestine)

إِنَّ أَهۡلَهَا ڪَانُواْ ظَـٰلِمِينَ  

truly, its people have been Zalimoon (wrong-doers, polytheists and disobedient to Allah, and have also belied their Messenger Lout (Lot))."


قَالَ إِنَّ فِيهَا لُوطً۬ا‌ۚ

Ibrahim (Abraham) said: "But there is Lout (Lot) in it."

قَالُواْ نَحۡنُ أَعۡلَمُ بِمَن فِيہَا‌ۖ

They said:" We know better who is there,

لَنُنَجِّيَنَّهُ ۥ وَأَهۡلَهُ ۥۤ إِلَّا ٱمۡرَأَتَهُ ۥ ڪَانَتۡ مِنَ ٱلۡغَـٰبِرِينَ  

we will verily save him (Lout (Lot)) and his family, except his wife, she will be of those who remain behind."

(i.e. she will be destroyed along with those who will be destroyed from her folk)


وَلَمَّآ أَن جَآءَتۡ رُسُلُنَا لُوطً۬ا سِىٓءَ بِہِمۡ وَضَاقَ بِهِمۡ ذَرۡعً۬ا

And when Our Messengers came to Lout (Lot), he was grieved because of them, and felt straitened on their account.

وَقَالُواْ لَا تَخَفۡ وَلَا تَحۡزَنۡ‌ۖ

They said: "Have no fear, and do not grieve!

إِنَّا مُنَجُّوكَ وَأَهۡلَكَ إِلَّا ٱمۡرَأَتَكَ ڪَانَتۡ مِنَ ٱلۡغَـٰبِرِينَ  

Truly, we shall save you and your family, except your wife, she will be of those who remain behind.

(i.e. she will be destroyed along with those who will be destroyed from her folk)


إِنَّا مُنزِلُونَ عَلَىٰٓ أَهۡلِ هَـٰذِهِ ٱلۡقَرۡيَةِ رِجۡزً۬ا مِّنَ ٱلسَّمَآءِ بِمَا كَانُواْ يَفۡسُقُونَ  

Verily, we are about to bring down on the people of this town a great torment from the sky, because they have been rebellious (against Allah's Command)."


وَلَقَد تَّرَڪۡنَا مِنۡهَآ ءَايَةَۢ بَيِّنَةً۬ لِّقَوۡمٍ۬ يَعۡقِلُونَ  

And indeed We have left thereof an evident Ayah (a lesson and a warning and a sign the place where the Dead Sea is now in Palestine) for a folk who understand.


وَإِلَىٰ مَدۡيَنَ أَخَاهُمۡ شُعَيۡبً۬ا فَقَالَ

And to (the people of) Madyan (Midian), We sent their brother Shuaib (Shuaib). He said:

يَـٰقَوۡمِ ٱعۡبُدُواْ ٱللَّهَ وَٱرۡجُواْ ٱلۡيَوۡمَ ٱلۡأَخِرَ وَلَا تَعۡثَوۡاْ فِى ٱلۡأَرۡضِ مُفۡسِدِينَ  

"O my people! Worship Allah, and hope for (the reward of good deeds by worshipping Allah Alone, on) the last Day, and commit no mischief on the earth as Mufsidoon (those who commit great crimes, oppressors, tyrants, mischief-makers, corrupts).


فَڪَذَّبُوهُ فَأَخَذَتۡهُمُ ٱلرَّجۡفَةُ فَأَصۡبَحُواْ فِى دَارِهِمۡ جَـٰثِمِينَ  

And they belied him (Shuaib (Shuaib)), so the earthquake seized them, and they lay (dead), prostrate in their dwellings.


وَعَادً۬ا وَثَمُودَاْ وَقَد تَّبَيَّنَ لَڪُم مِّن مَّسَـٰڪِنِهِمۡ‌ۖ

And Ad and Thamood (people)! And indeed (their destruction) is clearly apparent to you from their (ruined) dwellings.

وَزَيَّنَ لَهُمُ ٱلشَّيۡطَـٰنُ أَعۡمَـٰلَهُمۡ فَصَدَّهُمۡ عَنِ ٱلسَّبِيلِ وَكَانُواْ مُسۡتَبۡصِرِينَ  

Shaitan (Satan) made their deeds fair-seeming to them, and turned them away from the (Right) Path, though they were intelligent.


وَقَـٰرُونَ وَفِرۡعَوۡنَ وَهَـٰمَـٰنَ‌ۖ

And (We destroyed also) Qaroon (Korah), Firaun (Pharaoh), and Haman.

وَلَقَدۡ جَآءَهُم مُّوسَىٰ بِٱلۡبَيِّنَـٰتِ فَٱسۡتَڪۡبَرُواْ فِى ٱلۡأَرۡضِ وَمَا كَانُواْ سَـٰبِقِينَ  

And indeed Moosa (Moses) came to them with clear Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.), but they were arrogant in the land, yet they could not outstrip Us (escape Our punishment).


فَكُلاًّ أَخَذۡنَا بِذَنۢبِهِۦ‌ۖ

So We punished each (of them) for his sins,

فَمِنۡهُم مَّنۡ أَرۡسَلۡنَا عَلَيۡهِ حَاصِبً۬ا

of them were some on whom We sent Hasiban (a violent wind with shower of stones) (as the people of Lout (Lot)),

وَمِنۡهُم مَّنۡ أَخَذَتۡهُ ٱلصَّيۡحَةُ

and of them were some who were overtaken by AsSaihah (torment awful cry, etc. (as Thamood or Shuaibs people)),

وَمِنۡهُم مَّنۡ خَسَفۡنَا بِهِ ٱلۡأَرۡضَ

and of them were some whom We caused the earth to swallow (as Qaroon (Korah)),

وَمِنۡهُم مَّنۡ أَغۡرَقۡنَا‌ۚ

and of them were some whom We drowned (as the people of Nooh (Noah), or Firaun (Pharaoh) and his people).

وَمَا ڪَانَ ٱللَّهُ لِيَظۡلِمَهُمۡ وَلَـٰكِن ڪَانُوٓاْ أَنفُسَهُمۡ يَظۡلِمُونَ  

It was not Allah Who wronged them, but they wronged themselves.


مَثَلُ ٱلَّذِينَ ٱتَّخَذُواْ مِن دُونِ ٱللَّهِ أَوۡلِيَآءَ كَمَثَلِ ٱلۡعَنڪَبُوتِ ٱتَّخَذَتۡ بَيۡتً۬ا‌ۖ

The likeness of those who take Auliya (protectors and helpers) other than Allah is as the likeness of a spider, who builds (for itself) a house,

وَإِنَّ أَوۡهَنَ ٱلۡبُيُوتِ لَبَيۡتُ ٱلۡعَنڪَبُوتِ‌ۖ

but verily, the frailest (weakest) of houses is the spiders house;

لَوۡ ڪَانُواْ يَعۡلَمُونَ  

if they but knew.


إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ يَعۡلَمُ مَا يَدۡعُونَ مِن دُونِهِۦ مِن شَىۡءٍ۬‌ۚ

Verily, Allah knows what things they invoke instead of Him.

وَهُوَ ٱلۡعَزِيزُ ٱلۡحَڪِيمُ  

He is the All-Mighty, the All-Wise.


وَتِلۡكَ ٱلۡأَمۡثَـٰلُ نَضۡرِبُهَا لِلنَّاسِ‌ۖ وَمَا يَعۡقِلُهَآ إِلَّا ٱلۡعَـٰلِمُونَ  

And these similitudes We put forward for mankind, but none will understand them except those who have knowledge (of Allah and His Signs, etc.).


خَلَقَ ٱللَّهُ ٱلسَّمَـٰوَٲتِ وَٱلۡأَرۡضَ بِٱلۡحَقِّ‌ۚ

(Allah says to His Prophet Muhammad SAW):

"Allah (Alone) created the heavens and the earth with truth (and none shared Him in their creation)."

إِنَّ فِى ذَٲلِكَ لَأَيَةً۬ لِّلۡمُؤۡمِنِينَ  

Verily! Therein is surely a sign for those who believe.


ٱتۡلُ مَآ أُوحِىَ إِلَيۡكَ مِنَ ٱلۡكِتَـٰبِ وَأَقِمِ ٱلصَّلَوٰةَ‌ۖ

Recite (O Muhammad SAW) what has been revealed to you of the Book (the Quran), and perform As-Salat (IqamatasSalat).

إِنَّ ٱلصَّلَوٰةَ تَنۡهَىٰ عَنِ ٱلۡفَحۡشَآءِ وَٱلۡمُنكَرِ‌ۗ

Verily, As-Salat (the prayer) prevents from Al-Fahsha (i.e. great sins of every kind, unlawful sexual intercourse, etc.) and Al-Munkar (i.e. disbelief, polytheism, and every kind of evil wicked deed, etc.)

وَلَذِكۡرُ ٱللَّهِ أَڪۡبَرُ‌ۗ وَٱللَّهُ يَعۡلَمُ مَا تَصۡنَعُونَ  

and the remembering (praising, etc.) of (you by) Allah (in front of the angels) is greater indeed (than your remembering (praising, etc.) Allah in prayers, etc.). And Allah knows what you do.


وَلَا تُجَـٰدِلُوٓاْ أَهۡلَ ٱلۡڪِتَـٰبِ إِلَّا بِٱلَّتِى هِىَ أَحۡسَنُ إِلَّا ٱلَّذِينَ ظَلَمُواْ مِنۡهُمۡ‌ۖ

And argue not with the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians), unless it be in (a way) that is better (with good words and in good manner, inviting them to Islamic Monotheism with His Verses), except with such of them as do wrong,

وَقُولُوٓاْ ءَامَنَّا بِٱلَّذِىٓ أُنزِلَ إِلَيۡنَا وَأُنزِلَ إِلَيۡڪُمۡ

and say (to them): "We believe in that which has been revealed to us and revealed to you;

وَإِلَـٰهُنَا وَإِلَـٰهُكُمۡ وَٲحِدٌ۬ وَنَحۡنُ لَهُ ۥ مُسۡلِمُونَ  

our Ilah (God) and your Ilah (God) is One (i.e. Allah), and to Him we have submitted (as Muslims)."


وَكَذَٲلِكَ أَنزَلۡنَآ إِلَيۡكَ ٱلۡڪِتَـٰبَ‌ۚ

And thus We have sent down the Book (i.e this Quran) to you (O Muhammad SAW),

فَٱلَّذِينَ ءَاتَيۡنَـٰهُمُ ٱلۡڪِتَـٰبَ يُؤۡمِنُونَ بِهِۦ‌ۖ

and those whom We gave the Scripture (the Taurat (Torah) and the Injeel (Gospel) aforetime) believe therein

وَمِنۡ هَـٰٓؤُلَآءِ مَن يُؤۡمِنُ بِهِۦ‌ۚ

as also do some of these (who are present with you now like Abdullah bin Salam)

وَمَا يَجۡحَدُ بِـَٔايَـٰتِنَآ إِلَّا ٱلۡڪَـٰفِرُونَ  

and none but the disbelievers reject Our Ayat ((proofs, signs, verses, lessons, etc., and deny Our Oneness of Lordship and Our Oneness of worship and Our Oneness of Our Names and Qualities: i.e. Islamic Monotheism)).


وَمَا كُنتَ تَتۡلُواْ مِن قَبۡلِهِۦ مِن كِتَـٰبٍ۬ وَلَا تَخُطُّهُ ۥ بِيَمِينِكَ‌ۖ

Neither did you (O Muhammad SAW) read any book before it (this Quran), nor did you write any book (whatsoever) with your right hand.

إِذً۬ا لَّٱرۡتَابَ ٱلۡمُبۡطِلُونَ  

In that case, indeed, the followers of falsehood might have doubted.


بَلۡ هُوَ ءَايَـٰتُۢ بَيِّنَـٰتٌ۬ فِى صُدُورِ ٱلَّذِينَ أُوتُواْ ٱلۡعِلۡمَ‌ۚ

Nay, but they, the clear Ayat (i.e the description and the qualities of Prophet Muhammad SAW written like verses in the Taurat (Torah) and the Injeel (Gospel)) are preserved in the breasts of those who have been given knowledge (from the people of the Scriptures).

وَمَا يَجۡحَدُ بِـَٔايَـٰتِنَآ إِلَّا ٱلظَّـٰلِمُونَ  

And none but the Zalimoon (polytheists and wrongdoers, etc.) deny Our Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.).


وَقَالُواْ لَوۡلَآ أُنزِلَ عَلَيۡهِ ءَايَـٰتٌ۬ مِّن رَّبِّهِۦ‌ۖ

And they say: "Why are not signs sent down to him from his Lord?

قُلۡ إِنَّمَا ٱلۡأَيَـٰتُ عِندَ ٱللَّهِ وَإِنَّمَآ أَنَا۟ نَذِيرٌ۬ مُّبِينٌ  

Say: "The signs are only with Allah, and I am only a plain warner."


أَوَلَمۡ يَكۡفِهِمۡ أَنَّآ أَنزَلۡنَا عَلَيۡكَ ٱلۡڪِتَـٰبَ يُتۡلَىٰ عَلَيۡهِمۡ‌ۚ

Is it not sufficient for them that We have sent down to you the Book (the Quran) which is recited to them?

إِنَّ فِى ذَٲلِكَ لَرَحۡمَةً۬ وَذِڪۡرَىٰ لِقَوۡمٍ۬ يُؤۡمِنُونَ  

Verily, herein is mercy and a reminder (or an admonition) for a people who believe.


قُلۡ كَفَىٰ بِٱللَّهِ بَيۡنِى وَبَيۡنَڪُمۡ شَہِيدً۬ا‌ۖ

Say (to them O Muhammad SAW): "Sufficient is Allah for a witness between me and you.

يَعۡلَمُ مَا فِى ٱلسَّمَـٰوَٲتِ وَٱلۡأَرۡضِ‌ۗ

He knows what is in the heavens and on earth."

وَٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ بِٱلۡبَـٰطِلِ وَڪَفَرُواْ بِٱللَّهِ أُوْلَـٰٓٮِٕكَ هُمُ ٱلۡخَـٰسِرُونَ  

And those who believe in Batil (all false deities other than Allah), and disbelieve in Allah and (in His Oneness), it is they who are the losers.


وَيَسۡتَعۡجِلُونَكَ بِٱلۡعَذَابِ‌ۚ

And they ask you to hasten on the torment (for them),

وَلَوۡلَآ أَجَلٌ۬ مُّسَمًّ۬ى لَّجَآءَهُمُ ٱلۡعَذَابُ

and had it not been for a term appointed, the torment would certainly have come to them.

وَلَيَأۡتِيَنَّہُم بَغۡتَةً۬ وَهُمۡ لَا يَشۡعُرُونَ  

And surely, it will come upon them suddenly while they perceive not!


يَسۡتَعۡجِلُونَكَ بِٱلۡعَذَابِ وَإِنَّ جَهَنَّمَ لَمُحِيطَةُۢ بِٱلۡكَـٰفِرِينَ  

They ask you to hasten on the torment. And verily! Hell, of a surety, will encompass the disbelievers.


يَوۡمَ يَغۡشَٮٰهُمُ ٱلۡعَذَابُ مِن فَوۡقِهِمۡ وَمِن تَحۡتِ أَرۡجُلِهِمۡ

On the Day when the torment (Hell-fire) shall cover them from above them and from underneath their feet,

وَيَقُولُ ذُوقُواْ مَا كُنتُمۡ تَعۡمَلُونَ  

and it will be said: "Taste what you used to do."


يَـٰعِبَادِىَ ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُوٓاْ إِنَّ أَرۡضِى وَٲسِعَةٌ۬ فَإِيَّـٰىَ فَٱعۡبُدُونِ  

O My slaves who believe! Certainly, spacious is My earth. Therefore worship Me (Alone)."


كُلُّ نَفۡسٍ۬ ذَآٮِٕقَةُ ٱلۡمَوۡتِ‌ۖ

Everyone shall taste the death.

ثُمَّ إِلَيۡنَا تُرۡجَعُونَ  

Then unto Us you shall be returned.


وَٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ وَعَمِلُواْ ٱلصَّـٰلِحَـٰتِ لَنُبَوِّئَنَّهُم مِّنَ ٱلۡجَنَّةِ غُرَفً۬ا

And those who believe (in the Oneness of Allah Islamic Monotheism) and do righteous good deeds, to them We shall surely give lofty dwellings in Paradise,

تَجۡرِى مِن تَحۡتِہَا ٱلۡأَنۡهَـٰرُ خَـٰلِدِينَ فِيہَا‌ۚ

underneath which rivers flow, to live therein forever.

نِعۡمَ أَجۡرُ ٱلۡعَـٰمِلِينَ  

Excellent is the reward of the workers.


ٱلَّذِينَ صَبَرُواْ وَعَلَىٰ رَبِّہِمۡ يَتَوَكَّلُونَ  

Those who are patient, and put their trust (only) in their Lord (Allah).


وَڪَأَيِّن مِّن دَآبَّةٍ۬ لَّا تَحۡمِلُ رِزۡقَهَا ٱللَّهُ يَرۡزُقُهَا وَإِيَّاكُمۡ‌ۚ

And so many a moving (living) creature there is, that carries not its own provision! Allah provides for it and for you.

وَهُوَ ٱلسَّمِيعُ ٱلۡعَلِيمُ  

And He is the All-Hearer, the All Knower.


وَلَٮِٕن سَأَلۡتَهُم مَّنۡ خَلَقَ ٱلسَّمَـٰوَٲتِ وَٱلۡأَرۡضَ وَسَخَّرَ ٱلشَّمۡسَ وَٱلۡقَمَرَ

If you were to ask them: "Who has created the heavens and the earth and subjected the sun and the moon?"

لَيَقُولُنَّ ٱللَّهُ‌ۖ

They will surely reply: "Allah."

فَأَنَّىٰ يُؤۡفَكُونَ  

How then are they deviating (as polytheists and disbelievers)?


ٱللَّهُ يَبۡسُطُ ٱلرِّزۡقَ لِمَن يَشَآءُ مِنۡ عِبَادِهِۦ وَيَقۡدِرُ لَهُ ۥۤ‌ۚ

Allah enlarges the provision for whom He wills of His slaves, and straitens it for whom (He wills).

إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ بِكُلِّ شَىۡءٍ عَلِيمٌ۬  

Verily, Allah is the All Knower of everything.


وَلَٮِٕن سَأَلۡتَهُم مَّن نَّزَّلَ مِنَ ٱلسَّمَآءِ مَآءً۬ فَأَحۡيَا بِهِ ٱلۡأَرۡضَ مِنۢ بَعۡدِ مَوۡتِهَا

If you were to ask them: "Who sends down water (rain) from the sky, and gives life therewith to the earth after its death?"

لَيَقُولُنَّ ٱللَّهُ‌ۚ

They will surely reply: "Allah."

قُلِ ٱلۡحَمۡدُ لِلَّهِ‌ۚ

Say: "All the praises and thanks be to Allah!"

بَلۡ أَڪۡثَرُهُمۡ لَا يَعۡقِلُونَ  

Nay! Most of them have no sense.


وَمَا هَـٰذِهِ ٱلۡحَيَوٰةُ ٱلدُّنۡيَآ إِلَّا لَهۡوٌ۬ وَلَعِبٌ۬‌ۚ

And this life of the world is only amusement and play!

وَإِنَّ ٱلدَّارَ ٱلۡأَخِرَةَ لَهِىَ ٱلۡحَيَوَانُ‌ۚ

Verily, the home of the Hereafter, that is the life indeed (i.e. the eternal life that will never end),

لَوۡ ڪَانُواْ يَعۡلَمُونَ  

if they but knew


فَإِذَا رَڪِبُواْ فِى ٱلۡفُلۡكِ دَعَوُاْ ٱللَّهَ مُخۡلِصِينَ لَهُ ٱلدِّينَ

And when they embark on a ship, they invoke Allah, making their Faith pure for Him only,

فَلَمَّا نَجَّٮٰهُمۡ إِلَى ٱلۡبَرِّ إِذَا هُمۡ يُشۡرِكُونَ  

but when He brings them safely to land, behold, they give a share of their worship to others.


لِيَكۡفُرُواْ بِمَآ ءَاتَيۡنَـٰهُمۡ وَلِيَتَمَتَّعُواْ‌ۖ

So that they become ingrate for that which We have given them, and that they take their enjoyment (as a warning and a threat),

فَسَوۡفَ يَعۡلَمُونَ  

but they will come to know.


أَوَلَمۡ يَرَوۡاْ أَنَّا جَعَلۡنَا حَرَمًا ءَامِنً۬ا وَيُتَخَطَّفُ ٱلنَّاسُ مِنۡ حَوۡلِهِمۡ‌ۚ

Have they not seen that We have made (Makkah) a sanctuary secure, and that men are being snatched away from all around them?

أَفَبِٱلۡبَـٰطِلِ يُؤۡمِنُونَ وَبِنِعۡمَةِ ٱللَّهِ يَكۡفُرُونَ  

Then do they believe in Batil (falsehood - polytheism, idols and all deities other than Allah), and deny (become ingrate for) the Graces of Allah?


وَمَنۡ أَظۡلَمُ مِمَّنِ ٱفۡتَرَىٰ عَلَى ٱللَّهِ ڪَذِبًاأَوۡ كَذَّبَ بِٱلۡحَقِّ لَمَّا جَآءَهُ ۥۤ‌ۚ

And who does more wrong than he who invents a lie against Allah or denies the truth (Muhammad SAW and his doctrine of Islamic Monotheism and this Quran), when it comes to him?

أَلَيۡسَ فِى جَهَنَّمَ مَثۡوً۬ى لِّلۡڪَـٰفِرِينَ  

Is there not a dwelling in Hell for disbelievers (in the Oneness of Allah and in His Messenger Muhammad SAW)?


وَٱلَّذِينَ جَـٰهَدُواْ فِينَا لَنَہۡدِيَنَّہُمۡ سُبُلَنَا‌ۚ

As for those who strive hard in Us (Our Cause), We will surely guide them to Our Paths (i.e. Allah's Religion - Islamic Monotheism).

وَإِنَّ ٱللَّهَ لَمَعَ ٱلۡمُحۡسِنِينَ  

And verily, Allah is with the Muhsinoon (good doers)."


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