Quran with English Translation

Surah Al Zumar

English Translation by Dr Muhsin Khan, Dr Hilali

In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful


تَنزِيلُ ٱلۡكِتَـٰبِ مِنَ ٱللَّهِ ٱلۡعَزِيزِ ٱلۡحَكِيمِ

The revelation of this Book (the Quran) is from Allah, the All-Mighty, the All-Wise.


إِنَّآ أَنزَلۡنَآ إِلَيۡكَ ٱلۡڪِتَـٰبَ بِٱلۡحَقِّ

Verily, We have sent down the Book to you (O Muhammad SAW) in truth:

فَٱعۡبُدِ ٱللَّهَ مُخۡلِصً۬ا لَّهُ ٱلدِّينَ  

So worship Allah (Alone) by doing religious deeds sincerely for Allah's sake only, (and not to show-off, and not to set up rivals with Him in worship).


أَلَا لِلَّهِ ٱلدِّينُ ٱلۡخَالِصُ‌ۚ

Surely, the religion (i.e. the worship and the obedience) is for Allah only.

وَٱلَّذِينَ ٱتَّخَذُواْ مِن دُونِهِۦۤ أَوۡلِيَآءَ مَا نَعۡبُدُهُمۡ إِلَّا لِيُقَرِّبُونَآ إِلَى ٱللَّهِ زُلۡفَىٰٓ

And those who take Auliya (protectors and helpers) besides Him (say): "We worship them only that they may bring us near to Allah."

إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ يَحۡكُمُ بَيۡنَهُمۡ فِى مَا هُمۡ فِيهِ يَخۡتَلِفُونَ‌ۗ

Verily, Allah will judge between them concerning that wherein they differ.

إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ لَا يَهۡدِى مَنۡ هُوَ كَـٰذِبٌ۬ ڪَفَّارٌ۬  

Truly, Allah guides not him who is a liar, and a disbeliever.


لَّوۡ أَرَادَ ٱللَّهُ أَن يَتَّخِذَ وَلَدً۬ا لَّٱصۡطَفَىٰ مِمَّا يَخۡلُقُ مَا يَشَآءُ‌ۚ

Had Allah willed to take a son (or offspring or children), He could have chosen whom He pleased out of those whom He created.

سُبۡحَـٰنَهُ ۥ‌ۖ

But glory be to Him!

(He is above such things)

هُوَ ٱللَّهُ ٱلۡوَٲحِدُ ٱلۡقَهَّارُ  

He is Allah, the One, the Irresistible.


خَلَقَ ٱلسَّمَـٰوَٲتِ وَٱلۡأَرۡضَ بِٱلۡحَقِّ‌ۖ

He has created the heavens and the earth with truth.

يُكَوِّرُ ٱلَّيۡلَ عَلَى ٱلنَّہَارِ وَيُكَوِّرُ ٱلنَّهَارَ عَلَى ٱلَّيۡلِ‌ۖ

He makes the night to go in the day and makes the day to go in the night.

وَسَخَّرَ ٱلشَّمۡسَ وَٱلۡقَمَرَ‌ۖ ڪُلٌّ۬ يَجۡرِى لِأَجَلٍ۬ مُّسَمًّى‌ۗ

And He has subjected the sun and the moon. Each running (on a fixed course) for an appointed term.

أَلَا هُوَ ٱلۡعَزِيزُ ٱلۡغَفَّـٰرُ

Verily, He is the All-Mighty, the Oft-Forgiving.


خَلَقَكُم مِّن نَّفۡسٍ۬ وَٲحِدَةٍ۬ ثُمَّ جَعَلَ مِنۡہَا زَوۡجَهَا

He created you (all) from a single person (Adam); then made from him his wife (Hawwa (Eve)).

وَأَنزَلَ لَكُم مِّنَ ٱلۡأَنۡعَـٰمِ ثَمَـٰنِيَةَ أَزۡوَٲجٍ۬‌ۚ

And He has sent down for you of cattle eight pairs.  (of the sheep, two, male and female; of the goats, two, male and female; of the oxen, two, male and female; and of the camels, two, male and female)

يَخۡلُقُكُمۡ فِى بُطُونِ أُمَّهَـٰتِڪُمۡ خَلۡقً۬ا مِّنۢ بَعۡدِ خَلۡقٍ۬ فِى ظُلُمَـٰتٍ۬ ثَلَـٰثٍ۬‌ۚ

He creates you in the wombs of your mothers, creation after creation in three veils of darkness,

ذَٲلِكُمُ ٱللَّهُ رَبُّكُمۡ لَهُ ٱلۡمُلۡكُ‌ۖ

such is Allah your Lord. His is the kingdom,

لَآ إِلَـٰهَ إِلَّا هُوَ‌ۖ فَأَنَّىٰ تُصۡرَفُونَ  

La ilaha illa Huwa (none has the right to be worshipped but He). How then are you turned away?


إِن تَكۡفُرُواْ فَإِنَّ ٱللَّهَ غَنِىٌّ عَنكُمۡ‌ۖ وَلَا يَرۡضَىٰ لِعِبَادِهِ ٱلۡكُفۡرَ‌ۖ

If you disbelieve, then verily, Allah is not in need of you, He likes not disbelief for His slaves.

وَإِن تَشۡكُرُواْ يَرۡضَهُ لَكُمۡ‌ۗ

And if you are grateful (by being believers), He is pleased therewith for you.

وَلَا تَزِرُ وَازِرَةٌ۬ وِزۡرَ أُخۡرَىٰ‌ۗ

No bearer of burdens shall bear the burden of another.

ثُمَّ إِلَىٰ رَبِّكُم مَّرۡجِعُڪُمۡ فَيُنَبِّئُكُم بِمَا كُنتُمۡ تَعۡمَلُونَ‌ۚ

Then to your Lord is your return, so He will inform you what you used to do.

إِنَّهُ ۥ عَلِيمُۢ بِذَاتِ ٱلصُّدُورِ  

Verily, He is the All-Knower of that which is in (men's) breasts.


وَإِذَا مَسَّ ٱلۡإِنسَـٰنَ ضُرٌّ۬ دَعَا رَبَّهُ ۥ مُنِيبًا إِلَيۡهِ

And when some hurt touches man, he cries to his Lord (Allah Alone), turning to Him in repentance,

ثُمَّ إِذَا خَوَّلَهُ ۥ نِعۡمَةً۬ مِّنۡهُ نَسِىَ مَا كَانَ يَدۡعُوٓاْ إِلَيۡهِ مِن قَبۡلُ

but when He bestows a favour upon him from Himself, he forgets that for which he cried for before,

وَجَعَلَ لِلَّهِ أَندَادً۬ا لِّيُضِلَّ عَن سَبِيلِهِۦ‌ۚ

and he sets up rivals to Allah, in order to mislead others from His Path.

قُلۡ تَمَتَّعۡ بِكُفۡرِكَ قَلِيلاً‌ۖ إِنَّكَ مِنۡ أَصۡحَـٰبِ ٱلنَّارِ  

Say: "Take pleasure in your disbelief for a while: surely, you are (one) of the dwellers of the Fire!"


أَمَّنۡ هُوَ قَـٰنِتٌ ءَانَآءَ ٱلَّيۡلِ سَاجِدً۬ا وَقَآٮِٕمً۬ا يَحۡذَرُ ٱلۡأَخِرَةَ وَيَرۡجُواْ رَحۡمَةَ رَبِّهِۦ‌ۗ

Is one who is obedient to Allah, prostrating himself or standing (in prayer) during the hours of the night, fearing the Hereafter and hoping for the Mercy of his Lord (like one who disbelieves)?

قُلۡ هَلۡ يَسۡتَوِى ٱلَّذِينَ يَعۡلَمُونَ وَٱلَّذِينَ لَا يَعۡلَمُونَ‌ۗ

Say: "Are those who know equal to those who know not?"

إِنَّمَا يَتَذَكَّرُ أُوْلُواْ ٱلۡأَلۡبَـٰبِ  

It is only men of understanding who will remember (i.e. get a lesson from Allah's Signs and Verses).


قُلۡ يَـٰعِبَادِ ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ ٱتَّقُواْ رَبَّكُمۡ‌ۚ

Say (O Muhammad SAW):

"O My slaves who believe (in the Oneness of Allah Islamic Monotheism), be afraid of your Lord (Allah) and keep your duty to Him.

لِلَّذِينَ أَحۡسَنُواْ فِى هَـٰذِهِ ٱلدُّنۡيَا حَسَنَةٌ۬‌ۗ وَأَرۡضُ ٱللَّهِ وَٲسِعَةٌ‌ۗ

Good is (the reward) for those who do good in this world, and Allah's earth is spacious (so if you cannot worship Allah at a place, then go to another)!

إِنَّمَا يُوَفَّى ٱلصَّـٰبِرُونَ أَجۡرَهُم بِغَيۡرِ حِسَابٍ۬

Only those who are patient shall receive their rewards in full, without reckoning."


قُلۡ إِنِّىٓ أُمِرۡتُ أَنۡ أَعۡبُدَ ٱللَّهَ مُخۡلِصً۬ا لَّهُ ٱلدِّينَ  

Say (O Muhammad SAW):

"Verily, I am commanded to worship Allah (Alone) by obeying Him and doing religious deeds sincerely for Allah's sake only and not to show off, and not to set up rivals with Him in worship;


وَأُمِرۡتُ لِأَنۡ أَكُونَ أَوَّلَ ٱلۡمُسۡلِمِينَ

"And I am commanded (this) in order that I may be the first of those who submit themselves to Allah (in Islam) as Muslims."


قُلۡ إِنِّىٓ أَخَافُ إِنۡ عَصَيۡتُ رَبِّى عَذَابَ يَوۡمٍ عَظِيمٍ۬

Say (O Muhammad SAW): "Verily, if I disobey my Lord, I am afraid of the torment of a great Day."


قُلِ ٱللَّهَ أَعۡبُدُ مُخۡلِصً۬ا لَّهُ ۥ دِينِى

Say (O Muhammad SAW) "Allah Alone I worship by doing religious deeds sincerely for His sake only and not to show-off, and not to set up rivals with Him in worship."


فَٱعۡبُدُواْ مَا شِئۡتُم مِّن دُونِهِۦ‌ۗ

So worship what you like besides Him.

قُلۡ إِنَّ ٱلۡخَـٰسِرِينَ ٱلَّذِينَ خَسِرُوٓاْ أَنفُسَہُمۡ وَأَهۡلِيہِمۡ يَوۡمَ ٱلۡقِيَـٰمَةِ‌ۗ

Say (O Muhammad SAW):

"The losers are those who will lose themselves and their families on the Day of Resurrection.

أَلَا ذَٲلِكَ هُوَ ٱلۡخُسۡرَانُ ٱلۡمُبِينُ

Verily, that will be a manifest loss!"


لَهُم مِّن فَوۡقِهِمۡ ظُلَلٌ۬ مِّنَ ٱلنَّارِ وَمِن تَحۡتِہِمۡ ظُلَلٌ۬‌ۚ

They shall have coverings of Fire, above them and covering (of Fire) beneath them;

ذَٲلِكَ يُخَوِّفُ ٱللَّهُ بِهِۦ عِبَادَهُ ۥ‌ۚ

with this Allah does frighten His slaves:

يَـٰعِبَادِ فَٱتَّقُونِ  

"O My slaves, therefore fear Me!"


وَٱلَّذِينَ ٱجۡتَنَبُواْ ٱلطَّـٰغُوتَ أَن يَعۡبُدُوهَا وَأَنَابُوٓاْ إِلَى ٱللَّهِ لَهُمُ ٱلۡبُشۡرَىٰ‌ۚ

Those who avoid At-Taghoot (false deities) by not worshipping them and turn to Allah in repentance, for them are glad tidings;

فَبَشِّرۡ عِبَادِ  

so announce the good news to My slaves,


ٱلَّذِينَ يَسۡتَمِعُونَ ٱلۡقَوۡلَ فَيَتَّبِعُونَ أَحۡسَنَهُ ۥۤ‌ۚ

Those who listen to the Word (good advice La ilaha ill-Allah (none has the right to be worshipped but Allah) and Islamic Monotheism, etc.) and follow the best thereof (i.e. worship Allah Alone, repent to Him and avoid Taghoot, etc.)

أُوْلَـٰٓٮِٕكَ ٱلَّذِينَ هَدَٮٰهُمُ ٱللَّهُ‌ۖ

those are (the ones) whom Allah has guided

وَأُوْلَـٰٓٮِٕكَ هُمۡ أُوْلُواْ ٱلۡأَلۡبَـٰبِ  

and those are men of understanding (like Zaid bin Amr bin Nufail, Salman Al-Farisi and Aboo Dhar Al-Ghifaree).

(Tafsir Al-Qurtubi, Vol. 12, P. 244)


أَفَمَنۡ حَقَّ عَلَيۡهِ كَلِمَةُ ٱلۡعَذَابِ أَفَأَنتَ تُنقِذُ مَن فِى ٱلنَّارِ

Is, then one against whom the Word of punishment justified (equal to the one who avoids evil). Will you (O Muhammad SAW) rescue him who is in the Fire?


لَـٰكِنِ ٱلَّذِينَ ٱتَّقَوۡاْ رَبَّہُمۡ لَهُمۡ غُرَفٌ۬ مِّن فَوۡقِهَا غُرَفٌ۬ مَّبۡنِيَّةٌ۬ تَجۡرِى مِن تَحۡتِہَا ٱلۡأَنۡہَـٰرُ‌ۖ

But those who fear Allah and keep their duty to their Lord (Allah), for them are built lofty rooms; one above another under which rivers flow (i.e. Paradise).

وَعۡدَ ٱللَّهِ‌ۖ لَا يُخۡلِفُ ٱللَّهُ ٱلۡمِيعَادَ  

(This is) the Promise of Allah: and Allah does not fail in (His) Promise.


أَلَمۡ تَرَ أَنَّ ٱللَّهَ أَنزَلَ مِنَ ٱلسَّمَآءِ مَآءً۬ فَسَلَكَهُ ۥ يَنَـٰبِيعَ فِى ٱلۡأَرۡضِ

See you not, that Allah sends down water (rain) from the sky, and causes it to penetrate the earth,

ثُمَّ يُخۡرِجُ بِهِۦ زَرۡعً۬ا مُّخۡتَلِفًا أَلۡوَٲنُهُ ۥ

(and then makes it to spring up)

as water-springs and afterward thereby produces crops of different colours,

ثُمَّ يَهِيجُ فَتَرَٮٰهُ مُصۡفَرًّ۬ا ثُمَّ يَجۡعَلُهُ ۥ حُطَـٰمًا‌ۚ

and afterward they wither and you see them turn yellow, then He makes them dry and broken pieces.

إِنَّ فِى ذَٲلِكَ لَذِكۡرَىٰ لِأُوْلِى ٱلۡأَلۡبَـٰبِ  

Verily, in this, is a Reminder for men of understanding.


أَفَمَن شَرَحَ ٱللَّهُ صَدۡرَهُ ۥ لِلۡإِسۡلَـٰمِ فَهُوَ عَلَىٰ نُورٍ۬ مِّن رَّبِّهِۦ‌ۚ

Is he whose breast Allah has opened to Islam, so that he is in light from His Lord (as he who is non-Muslim)?

فَوَيۡلٌ۬ لِّلۡقَـٰسِيَةِ قُلُوبُہُم مِّن ذِكۡرِ ٱللَّهِ‌ۚ

So, woe to those whose hearts are hardened against remembrance of Allah!

أُوْلَـٰٓٮِٕكَ فِى ضَلَـٰلٍ۬ مُّبِينٍ  

They are in plain error!


ٱللَّهُ نَزَّلَ أَحۡسَنَ ٱلۡحَدِيثِ كِتَـٰبً۬ا مُّتَشَـٰبِهً۬ا مَّثَانِىَ

Allah has sent down the best statement, a Book (this Quran), its parts resembling each other in goodness and truth, oft-repeated.

تَقۡشَعِرُّ مِنۡهُ جُلُودُ ٱلَّذِينَ يَخۡشَوۡنَ رَبَّہُمۡ ثُمَّ تَلِينُ جُلُودُهُمۡ وَقُلُوبُهُمۡ إِلَىٰ ذِكۡرِ ٱللَّهِ‌ۚ

The skins of those who fear their Lord shiver from it (when they recite it or hear it). Then their skin and their heart soften to the remembrance of Allah.

ذَٲلِكَ هُدَى ٱللَّهِ يَہۡدِى بِهِۦ مَن يَشَآءُ‌ۚ

That is the guidance of Allah. He Guides therewith whom He pleases

وَمَن يُضۡلِلِ ٱللَّهُ فَمَا لَهُ ۥ مِنۡ هَادٍ  

and whomever Allah sends astray, for him there is no guide.


أَفَمَن يَتَّقِى بِوَجۡهِهِۦ سُوٓءَ ٱلۡعَذَابِ يَوۡمَ ٱلۡقِيَـٰمَةِ

Is he then, who will confront with his face the awful torment on the Day of Resurrection (as he who enters peacefully in Paradise)?

وَقِيلَ لِلظَّـٰلِمِينَ ذُوقُواْ مَا كُنتُمۡ تَكۡسِبُونَ  

And it will be said to the Zalimoon (polytheists and wrongdoers, etc.): "Taste what you used to earn!"


كَذَّبَ ٱلَّذِينَ مِن قَبۡلِهِمۡ فَأَتَٮٰهُمُ ٱلۡعَذَابُ مِنۡ حَيۡثُ لَا يَشۡعُرُونَ

Those before them belied, and so the torment came on them from directions they perceived not.


فَأَذَاقَهُمُ ٱللَّهُ ٱلۡخِزۡىَ فِى ٱلۡحَيَوٰةِ ٱلدُّنۡيَا‌ۖ وَلَعَذَابُ ٱلۡأَخِرَةِ أَكۡبَرُ‌ۚ

So Allah made them to taste the disgrace in the present life, but greater is the torment of the Hereafter

لَوۡ كَانُواْ يَعۡلَمُونَ  

if they only knew!


وَلَقَدۡ ضَرَبۡنَا لِلنَّاسِ فِى هَـٰذَا ٱلۡقُرۡءَانِ مِن كُلِّ مَثَلٍ۬ لَّعَلَّهُمۡ يَتَذَكَّرُونَ  

And indeed We have put forth for men, in this Quran every kind of similitude in order that they may remember.


قُرۡءَانًا عَرَبِيًّا غَيۡرَ ذِى عِوَجٍ۬ لَّعَلَّهُمۡ يَتَّقُونَ

An Arabic Quran, without any crookedness (therein) in order that they may avoid all evil which Allah has ordered them to avoid, fear Him and keep their duty to Him.


ضَرَبَ ٱللَّهُ مَثَلاً۬

Allah puts forth a similitude:

رَّجُلاً۬ فِيهِ شُرَكَآءُ مُتَشَـٰكِسُونَ وَرَجُلاً۬ سَلَمً۬ا لِّرَجُلٍ هَلۡ يَسۡتَوِيَانِ مَثَلاً‌ۚ

a (slave) man belonging to many partners (like those who worship others along with Allah) disputing with one another, and a (slave) man belonging entirely to one master, (like those who worship Allah Alone). Are those two equal in comparison?

ٱلۡحَمۡدُ لِلَّهِ‌ۚ

All the praises and thanks be to Allah!

بَلۡ أَكۡثَرُهُمۡ لَا يَعۡلَمُونَ  

But most of them know not.


إِنَّكَ مَيِّتٌ۬ وَإِنَّہُم مَّيِّتُونَ

Verily, you (O Muhammad SAW) will die and verily, they (too) will die.


ثُمَّ إِنَّكُمۡ يَوۡمَ ٱلۡقِيَـٰمَةِ عِندَ رَبِّكُمۡ تَخۡتَصِمُونَ

Then, on the Day of Resurrection, you will be disputing before your Lord.


فَمَنۡ أَظۡلَمُ مِمَّن ڪَذَبَ عَلَى ٱللَّهِ وَكَذَّبَ بِٱلصِّدۡقِ إِذۡ جَآءَهُ ۥۤ‌ۚ

Then, who does more wrong than one who utters a lie against Allah, and denies the truth (this Quran, the Prophet (Muhammad SAW), the Islamic Monotheism, the Resurrection and the reward or punishment according to good or evil deeds) when it comes to him!

أَلَيۡسَ فِى جَهَنَّمَ مَثۡوً۬ى لِّلۡكَـٰفِرِينَ  

Is there not in Hell an abode for the disbelievers?


وَٱلَّذِى جَآءَ بِٱلصِّدۡقِ وَصَدَّقَ بِهِۦۤ‌ۙ أُوْلَـٰٓٮِٕكَ هُمُ ٱلۡمُتَّقُونَ

And he (Muhammad SAW) who has brought the truth (this Quran and Islamic Monotheism) and (those who) believed therein (i.e. the true believers of Islamic Monotheism), those are Al- Muttaqoon (the pious and righteous persons - see V.2:2).


لَهُم مَّا يَشَآءُونَ عِندَ رَبِّہِمۡ‌ۚ

They shall have all that they will desire with their Lord.

ذَٲلِكَ جَزَآءُ ٱلۡمُحۡسِنِينَ  

That is the reward of Muhsinoon (gooddoers - see V.2:112).


لِيُڪَفِّرَ ٱللَّهُ عَنۡہُمۡ أَسۡوَأَ ٱلَّذِى عَمِلُواْوَيَجۡزِيَہُمۡ أَجۡرَهُم بِأَحۡسَنِ ٱلَّذِى ڪَانُواْ يَعۡمَلُونَ

So that Allah may remit from them the evil of what they did and give them the reward, according to the best of what they used to do.


أَلَيۡسَ ٱللَّهُ بِكَافٍ عَبۡدَهُ ۥ‌ۖ

Is not Allah Sufficient for His slave?

وَيُخَوِّفُونَكَ بِٱلَّذِينَ مِن دُونِهِۦ‌ۚ

Yet they try to frighten you with those (whom they worship) besides Him!

وَمَن يُضۡلِلِ ٱللَّهُ فَمَا لَهُ ۥ مِنۡ هَادٍ۬  

And whom Allah sends astray, for him there will be no guide.


وَمَن يَهۡدِ ٱللَّهُ فَمَا لَهُ ۥ مِن مُّضِلٍّ‌ۗ

And whomsoever Allah guides, for him there will be no misleader.

أَلَيۡسَ ٱللَّهُ بِعَزِيزٍ۬ ذِى ٱنتِقَامٍ۬ 

Is not Allah All-Mighty, Possessor of Retribution?


وَلَٮِٕن سَأَلۡتَهُم مَّنۡ خَلَقَ ٱلسَّمَـٰوَٲتِ وَٱلۡأَرۡضَ

And verily, if you ask them: "Who created the heavens and the earth?"

لَيَقُولُنَّ ٱللَّهُ‌ۚ

Surely, they will say: "Allah (has created them)."

قُلۡ أَفَرَءَيۡتُم مَّا تَدۡعُونَ مِن دُونِ ٱللَّهِ إِنۡ أَرَادَنِىَ ٱللَّهُ بِضُرٍّ هَلۡ هُنَّ كَـٰشِفَـٰتُ ضُرِّهِۦۤ

Say: "Tell me then, the things that you invoke besides Allah, if Allah intended some harm for me, could they remove His harm,

أَوۡ أَرَادَنِى بِرَحۡمَةٍ هَلۡ هُنَّ مُمۡسِكَـٰتُ رَحۡمَتِهِۦ‌ۚ

or if He (Allah) intended some mercy for me, could they withhold His Mercy?"

قُلۡ حَسۡبِىَ ٱللَّهُ‌ۖ عَلَيۡهِ يَتَوَڪَّلُ ٱلۡمُتَوَكِّلُونَ  

Say : "Sufficient for me is Allah; in Him those who trust (i.e. believers) must put their trust."


قُلۡ يَـٰقَوۡمِ ٱعۡمَلُواْ عَلَىٰ مَكَانَتِڪُمۡ إِنِّى عَـٰمِلٌ۬‌ۖ

Say: (O Muhammad SAW)

"O My people! Work according to your way, I am working (according to my way).

فَسَوۡفَ تَعۡلَمُونَ  

Then you will come to know,


مَن يَأۡتِيهِ عَذَابٌ۬ يُخۡزِيهِ وَيَحِلُّ عَلَيۡهِ عَذَابٌ۬ مُّقِيمٌ  

"To whom comes a disgracing torment, and on whom descends an everlasting torment."


إِنَّآ أَنزَلۡنَا عَلَيۡكَ ٱلۡكِتَـٰبَ لِلنَّاسِ بِٱلۡحَقِّ‌ۖ

Verily, We have sent down to you (O Muhammad SAW) the Book (this Quran) for mankind in truth.

فَمَنِ ٱهۡتَدَىٰ فَلِنَفۡسِهِۦ‌ۖ وَمَن ضَلَّ فَإِنَّمَا يَضِلُّ عَلَيۡهَا‌ۖ

So whosoever accepts the guidance, it is only for his ownself, and whosoever goes astray, he goes astray only for his (own) loss.

وَمَآ أَنتَ عَلَيۡہِم بِوَڪِيلٍ  

And you (O Muhammad SAW) are not a Wakeel (trustee or disposer of affairs, or keeper) over them.


ٱللَّهُ يَتَوَفَّى ٱلۡأَنفُسَ حِينَ مَوۡتِهَا وَٱلَّتِى لَمۡ تَمُتۡ فِى مَنَامِهَا‌ۖ

It is Allah Who takes away the souls at the time of their death, and those that die not during their sleep.

فَيُمۡسِكُ ٱلَّتِى قَضَىٰ عَلَيۡہَا ٱلۡمَوۡتَ وَيُرۡسِلُ ٱلۡأُخۡرَىٰٓ إِلَىٰٓ أَجَلٍ۬ مُّسَمًّى‌ۚ

He keeps those (souls) for which He has ordained death and sends the rest for a term appointed.

إِنَّ فِى ذَٲلِكَ لَأَيَـٰتٍ۬ لِّقَوۡمٍ۬ يَتَفَكَّرُونَ  

Verily, in this are signs for a people who think deeply.


أَمِ ٱتَّخَذُواْ مِن دُونِ ٱللَّهِ شُفَعَآءَ‌ۚ

Have they taken others as intercessors besides Allah?

قُلۡ أَوَلَوۡ ڪَانُواْ لَا يَمۡلِكُونَ شَيۡـًٔ۬ا وَلَا يَعۡقِلُونَ  

Say: "Even if they have power over nothing whatever and have no intelligence?"


قُل لِّلَّهِ ٱلشَّفَـٰعَةُ جَمِيعً۬ا‌ۖ


"To Allah belongs all intercession.

لَّهُ ۥ مُلۡكُ ٱلسَّمَـٰوَٲتِ وَٱلۡأَرۡضِ‌ۖ

His is the Sovereignty of the heavens and the earth,

ثُمَّ إِلَيۡهِ تُرۡجَعُونَ  

then to Him you shall be brought back."


وَإِذَا ذُكِرَ ٱللَّهُ وَحۡدَهُ ٱشۡمَأَزَّتۡ قُلُوبُ ٱلَّذِينَ لَا يُؤۡمِنُونَ بِٱلۡأَخِرَةِ‌ۖ

And when Allah Alone is mentioned, the hearts of those who believe not in the Hereafter are filled with disgust (from the Oneness of Allah)

وَإِذَا ذُكِرَ ٱلَّذِينَ مِن دُونِهِۦۤ إِذَا هُمۡ يَسۡتَبۡشِرُونَ

(and when those (whom they obey or worship) besides Him (like all false deities other than Allah, it may be a Messenger like Iesa (Jesus) son of Maryam (Mary), Uzair (Ezra), an angel, a pious man, a jinn, or any other creature even idols, graves of religious people, saints, priests, monks, etc.) are mentioned, behold, they rejoice!


قُلِ ٱللَّهُمَّ فَاطِرَ ٱلسَّمَـٰوَٲتِ وَٱلۡأَرۡضِ عَـٰلِمَ ٱلۡغَيۡبِ وَٱلشَّہَـٰدَةِ

Say (O Muhammad SAW):

"O Allah! Creator of the heavens and the earth! All-Knower of the Ghaib (unseen) and the seen.

أَنتَ تَحۡكُمُ بَيۡنَ عِبَادِكَ فِى مَا كَانُواْ فِيهِ يَخۡتَلِفُونَ

You will judge between your slaves about that wherein they used to differ."


وَلَوۡ أَنَّ لِلَّذِينَ ظَلَمُواْ مَا فِى ٱلۡأَرۡضِ جَمِيعً۬اوَمِثۡلَهُ ۥ مَعَهُ ۥ

And those who did wrong (the polytheists and disbelievers in the Oneness of Allah), if they had all that is in earth and therewith as much again,

لَٱفۡتَدَوۡاْ بِهِۦ مِن سُوٓءِ ٱلۡعَذَابِ يَوۡمَ ٱلۡقِيَـٰمَةِ‌ۚ

they verily, would offer it to ransom themselves therewith on the Day of Resurrection from the evil torment,

وَبَدَا لَهُم مِّنَ ٱللَّهِ مَا لَمۡ يَكُونُواْ يَحۡتَسِبُونَ  

and there will become apparent to them from Allah, what they had not been reckoning.


وَبَدَا لَهُمۡ سَيِّـَٔاتُ مَا ڪَسَبُواْ

And the evils of that which they earned will become apparent to them,

وَحَاقَ بِهِم مَّا كَانُواْ بِهِۦ يَسۡتَہۡزِءُونَ  

and they will be encircled by that which they used to mock at!


فَإِذَا مَسَّ ٱلۡإِنسَـٰنَ ضُرٌّ۬ دَعَانَا

When harm touches man, he calls to Us (for help),

ثُمَّ إِذَا خَوَّلۡنَـٰهُ نِعۡمَةً۬ مِّنَّا قَالَ إِنَّمَآ أُوتِيتُهُ ۥ عَلَىٰ عِلۡمِۭ‌ۚ

then when We have (rescued him from that harm and) changed it into a favour from Us, he says: "Only because of knowledge (that I possess) I obtained it."

بَلۡ هِىَ فِتۡنَةٌ۬ وَلَـٰكِنَّ أَكۡثَرَهُمۡ لَا يَعۡلَمُونَ  

Nay, it is only a trial, but most of them know not!


قَدۡ قَالَهَا ٱلَّذِينَ مِن قَبۡلِهِمۡ فَمَآ أَغۡنَىٰ عَنۡہُم مَّا كَانُواْ يَكۡسِبُونَ  

Verily, those before them said it, yet (all) that they had earned availed them not.


فَأَصَابَہُمۡ سَيِّـَٔاتُ مَا كَسَبُواْ‌ۚ

So, the evil results of that which they earned overtook them.

وَٱلَّذِينَ ظَلَمُواْ مِنۡ هَـٰٓؤُلَآءِ سَيُصِيبُہُمۡ سَيِّـَٔاتُ مَا كَسَبُواْ

And those who did wrong of these (people to whom you (Muhammad SAW) have been sent), will also be overtaken by the evil results (torment) for that which they earned,

وَمَا هُم بِمُعۡجِزِينَ  

and they will never be able to escape.


أَوَلَمۡ يَعۡلَمُوٓاْ أَنَّ ٱللَّهَ يَبۡسُطُ ٱلرِّزۡقَ لِمَن يَشَآءُ وَيَقۡدِرُ‌ۚ

Do they not know that Allah enlarges the provision for whom He wills, and straitens it (for whom He wills).

إِنَّ فِى ذَٲلِكَ لَأَيَـٰتٍ۬ لِّقَوۡمٍ۬ يُؤۡمِنُونَ  

Verily, in this are signs for the folk who believe!


قُلۡ يَـٰعِبَادِىَ ٱلَّذِينَ أَسۡرَفُواْ عَلَىٰٓ أَنفُسِهِمۡ لَا تَقۡنَطُواْ مِن رَّحۡمَةِ ٱللَّهِ‌ۚ

Say: "O Ibadee (My slaves) who have transgressed against themselves (by committing evil deeds and sins)!

إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ يَغۡفِرُ ٱلذُّنُوبَ جَمِيعًا‌ۚ

Despair not of the Mercy of Allah, verily Allah forgives all sins.

إِنَّهُ ۥ هُوَ ٱلۡغَفُورُ ٱلرَّحِيمُ 

Truly, He is Oft- Forgiving, Most Merciful.


وَأَنِيبُوٓاْ إِلَىٰ رَبِّكُمۡ وَأَسۡلِمُواْ لَهُ ۥ مِن قَبۡلِ أَن يَأۡتِيَكُمُ ٱلۡعَذَابُ

"And turn in repentance and in obedience with true Faith (Islamic Monotheism) to your Lord and submit to Him, (in Islam), before the torment comes upon you,

ثُمَّ لَا تُنصَرُونَ  

 then you will not be helped.


وَٱتَّبِعُوٓاْ أَحۡسَنَ مَآ أُنزِلَ إِلَيۡكُم مِّن رَّبِّڪُم مِّن قَبۡلِ أَن يَأۡتِيَڪُمُ ٱلۡعَذَابُ بَغۡتَةً۬ وَأَنتُمۡ لَا تَشۡعُرُونَ

"And follow the best of that which is sent down to you from your Lord (i.e. this Quran, do what it orders you to do and keep away from what it forbids), before the torment comes on you suddenly while you perceive not!"


أَن تَقُولَ نَفۡسٌ۬ يَـٰحَسۡرَتَىٰ عَلَىٰ مَا فَرَّطتُ فِى جَنۢبِ ٱللَّهِ وَإِن كُنتُ لَمِنَ ٱلسَّـٰخِرِينَ

Lest a person should say: "Alas, my grief that I was undutiful to Allah (i.e. I have not done what Allah has ordered me to do), and I was indeed among those who mocked (at the truth! i.e. La ilaha ill-Allah (none has the right to be worshipped but Allah), the Quran, and Muhammad SAW and at the faithful believers, etc.)


أَوۡ تَقُولَ لَوۡ أَنَّ ٱللَّهَ هَدَٮٰنِى لَڪُنتُ مِنَ ٱلۡمُتَّقِينَ

Or (lest) he should say: "If only Allah had guided me, I should indeed have been among the Muttaqoon (pious and righteous persons - see V.2:2)."


أَوۡ تَقُولَ حِينَ تَرَى ٱلۡعَذَابَ لَوۡ أَنَّ لِى ڪَرَّةً۬ فَأَكُونَ مِنَ ٱلۡمُحۡسِنِينَ

Or (lest) he should say when he sees the torment: "If only I had another chance (to return to the world) then I should indeed be among the Muhsinoon (good-doers - see V.2:112)."


بَلَىٰ قَدۡ جَآءَتۡكَ ءَايَـٰتِى فَكَذَّبۡتَ بِہَا وَٱسۡتَكۡبَرۡتَ وَكُنتَ مِنَ ٱلۡكَـٰفِرِينَ

Yes! Verily, there came to you My Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) and you denied them, and were proud and were among the disbelievers.


وَيَوۡمَ ٱلۡقِيَـٰمَةِ تَرَى ٱلَّذِينَ كَذَبُواْ عَلَى ٱللَّهِ وُجُوهُهُم مُّسۡوَدَّةٌ‌ۚ

And on the Day of Resurrection you will see those who lied against Allah (i.e. attributed to Him sons, partners, etc.) their faces will be black.

أَلَيۡسَ فِى جَهَنَّمَ مَثۡوً۬ى لِّلۡمُتَكَبِّرِينَ

Is there not in Hell an abode for the arrogant ones?


وَيُنَجِّى ٱللَّهُ ٱلَّذِينَ ٱتَّقَوۡاْ بِمَفَازَتِهِمۡ

And Allah will deliver those who are the Muttaqoon (pious - see V.2:2) to their places of success (Paradise).

لَا يَمَسُّهُمُ ٱلسُّوٓءُ وَلَا هُمۡ يَحۡزَنُونَ  

Evil shall touch them not, nor shall they grieve.


ٱللَّهُ خَـٰلِقُ ڪُلِّ شَىۡءٍ۬‌ۖ

Allah is the Creator of all things,

وَهُوَ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ شَىۡءٍ۬ وَكِيلٌ۬  

and He is the Wakeel (Trustee, Disposer of affairs, Guardian, etc.) over all things.


لَّهُ ۥ مَقَالِيدُ ٱلسَّمَـٰوَٲتِ وَٱلۡأَرۡضِ‌ۗ

To Him belong the keys of the heavens and the earth.

وَٱلَّذِينَ كَفَرُواْ بِـَٔايَـٰتِ ٱللَّهِ أُوْلَـٰٓٮِٕكَ هُمُ ٱلۡخَـٰسِرُونَ

And those who disbelieve in the Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, signs, revelations, etc.) of Allah, such are they who will be the losers.


قُلۡ أَفَغَيۡرَ ٱللَّهِ تَأۡمُرُوٓنِّىٓ أَعۡبُدُ أَيُّہَا ٱلۡجَـٰهِلُونَ

Say (O Muhammad SAW to the polytheists, etc.): "Do you order me to worship other than Allah O you fools ?"


وَلَقَدۡ أُوحِىَ إِلَيۡكَ وَإِلَى ٱلَّذِينَ مِن قَبۡلِكَ

And indeed it has been revealed to you (O Muhammad SAW), as it was to those (Allah's Messengers) before you:

لَٮِٕنۡ أَشۡرَكۡتَ لَيَحۡبَطَنَّ عَمَلُكَ وَلَتَكُونَنَّ مِنَ ٱلۡخَـٰسِرِينَ

"If you join others in worship with Allah, (then) surely (all) your deeds will be in vain, and you will certainly be among the losers."


بَلِ ٱللَّهَ فَٱعۡبُدۡ وَكُن مِّنَ ٱلشَّـٰكِرِينَ  

Nay! But worship Allah (Alone and none else), and be among the grateful.


وَمَا قَدَرُواْ ٱللَّهَ حَقَّ قَدۡرِهِۦ

They made not a just estimate of Allah such as is due to Him.

وَٱلۡأَرۡضُ جَمِيعً۬ا قَبۡضَتُهُ ۥ يَوۡمَ ٱلۡقِيَـٰمَةِ وَٱلسَّمَـٰوَٲتُ مَطۡوِيَّـٰتُۢ بِيَمِينِهِۦ‌ۚ

And on the Day of Resurrection the whole of the earth will be grasped by His Hand and the heavens will be rolled up in His Right Hand.

سُبۡحَـٰنَهُ ۥ وَتَعَـٰلَىٰ عَمَّا يُشۡرِكُونَ  

Glorified is He, and High is He above all that they associate as partners with Him!


وَنُفِخَ فِى ٱلصُّورِ فَصَعِقَ مَن فِى ٱلسَّمَـٰوَٲتِ وَمَن فِى ٱلۡأَرۡضِ إِلَّا مَن شَآءَ ٱللَّهُ‌ۖ

And the Trumpet will be blown, and all who are in the heavens and all who are on the earth will swoon away, except him whom Allah will.

ثُمَّ نُفِخَ فِيهِ أُخۡرَىٰ فَإِذَا هُمۡ قِيَامٌ۬ يَنظُرُونَ 

Then it will blown a second time and behold, they will be standing, looking on (waiting).


وَأَشۡرَقَتِ ٱلۡأَرۡضُ بِنُورِ رَبِّہَا

And the earth will shine with the light of its Lord (Allah, when He will come to judge among men)

وَوُضِعَ ٱلۡكِتَـٰبُ وَجِاْىٓءَ بِٱلنَّبِيِّـۧنَ وَٱلشُّہَدَآءِ

and the Book will be placed (open) and the Prophets and the witnesses will be brought forward,

وَقُضِىَ بَيۡنَہُم بِٱلۡحَقِّ وَهُمۡ لَا يُظۡلَمُونَ

and it will be judged between them with truth, and they will not be wronged.


وَوُفِّيَتۡ كُلُّ نَفۡسٍ۬ مَّا عَمِلَتۡ

And each person will be paid in full of what he did;

وَهُوَ أَعۡلَمُ بِمَا يَفۡعَلُونَ

and He is Best Aware of what they do.


وَسِيقَ ٱلَّذِينَ ڪَفَرُوٓاْ إِلَىٰ جَهَنَّمَ زُمَرًا‌ۖ

And those who disbelieved will be driven to Hell in groups,

حَتَّىٰٓ إِذَا جَآءُوهَا فُتِحَتۡ أَبۡوَٲبُهَا

till, when they reach it, the gates thereof will be opened (suddenly like a prison at the arrival of the prisoners).

وَقَالَ لَهُمۡ خَزَنَتُہَآ أَلَمۡ يَأۡتِكُمۡ رُسُلٌ۬ مِّنكُمۡ

And its keepers will say,

"Did not the Messengers come to you from yourselves,

 يَتۡلُونَ عَلَيۡكُمۡ ءَايَـٰتِ رَبِّكُمۡ وَيُنذِرُونَكُمۡ لِقَآءَ يَوۡمِكُمۡ هَـٰذَا‌ۚ

reciting to you the Verses of your Lord, and warning you of the Meeting of this Day of yours?"

قَالُواْ بَلَىٰ

They will say: "Yes,

وَلَـٰكِنۡ حَقَّتۡ كَلِمَةُ ٱلۡعَذَابِ عَلَى ٱلۡكَـٰفِرِينَ  

but the Word of torment has been justified against the disbelievers!"


قِيلَ ٱدۡخُلُوٓاْ أَبۡوَٲبَ جَهَنَّمَ خَـٰلِدِينَ فِيهَا‌ۖ فَبِئۡسَ مَثۡوَى ٱلۡمُتَڪَبِّرِينَ

It will be said (to them):

"Enter you the gates of Hell, to abide therein. And (indeed) what an evil abode of the arrogant!"


وَسِيقَ ٱلَّذِينَ ٱتَّقَوۡاْ رَبَّہُمۡ إِلَى ٱلۡجَنَّةِ زُمَرًا‌ۖ

And those who kept their duty to their Lord will be led to Paradise in groups,

حَتَّىٰٓ إِذَا جَآءُوهَا وَفُتِحَتۡ أَبۡوَٲبُهَاوَقَالَ لَهُمۡ خَزَنَتُہَا سَلَـٰمٌ عَلَيۡڪُمۡ طِبۡتُمۡ

till, when they reach it, and its gates will be opened (before their arrival for their reception) and its keepers will say:

"Salamun Alaikum (peace be upon you)! You have done well,

فَٱدۡخُلُوهَا خَـٰلِدِينَ  

so enter here to abide therein."


وَقَالُواْ ٱلۡحَمۡدُ لِلَّهِ ٱلَّذِى صَدَقَنَا وَعۡدَهُ ۥوَأَوۡرَثَنَا ٱلۡأَرۡضَ نَتَبَوَّأُ مِنَ ٱلۡجَنَّةِ حَيۡثُ نَشَآءُ‌ۖ

And they will say:

"All the praises and thanks be to Allah Who has fulfilled His Promise to us and has made us inherit (this) land. We can dwell in Paradise where we will;

فَنِعۡمَ أَجۡرُ ٱلۡعَـٰمِلِينَ  

how excellent a reward for the (pious good) workers!"


وَتَرَى ٱلۡمَلَـٰٓٮِٕڪَةَ حَآفِّينَ مِنۡ حَوۡلِ ٱلۡعَرۡشِ يُسَبِّحُونَ بِحَمۡدِ رَبِّہِمۡ‌ۖ

And you will see the angels surrounding the Throne (of Allah) from all round, glorifying the praises of their Lord (Allah).

وَقُضِىَ بَيۡنَہُم بِٱلۡحَقِّ وَقِيلَ ٱلۡحَمۡدُ لِلَّهِ رَبِّ ٱلۡعَـٰلَمِينَ

And they (all the creatures) will be judged with truth, and it will be said. All the praises and thanks be to Allah, the Lord of the Alameen (mankind, jinns and all that exists)."


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