Quran with English Translation

Surah Al Hajj

English Translation by Abdullah Yusuf Ali

In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful


يَـٰٓأَيُّهَا ٱلنَّاسُ ٱتَّقُواْ رَبَّڪُمۡ‌ۚ

O mankind! fear your Lord!

إِنَّ زَلۡزَلَةَ ٱلسَّاعَةِ شَىۡءٌ عَظِيمٌ۬ 

For the convulsion of the Hour (of Judgment) will be a thing terrible!


يَوۡمَ تَرَوۡنَهَا تَذۡهَلُ ڪُلُّ مُرۡضِعَةٍ عَمَّآ أَرۡضَعَتۡ وَتَضَعُ ڪُلُّ ذَاتِ حَمۡلٍ حَمۡلَهَا

The Day ye shall see it, every mother giving suck shall forget her suckling-babe, and every pregnant female shall drop her load (unformed):

وَتَرَى ٱلنَّاسَ سُكَـٰرَىٰ وَمَا هُم بِسُكَـٰرَىٰ وَلَـٰكِنَّ عَذَابَ ٱللَّهِ شَدِيدٌ۬

thou shalt see mankind as in a drunken riot, yet not drunk: but dreadful will be the Wrath of Allah.


وَمِنَ ٱلنَّاسِ مَن يُجَـٰدِلُ فِى ٱللَّهِ بِغَيۡرِ عِلۡمٍ۬

And yet among men there are such as dispute about Allah, without knowledge,

وَيَتَّبِعُ ڪُلَّ شَيۡطَـٰنٍ۬ مَّرِيدٍ۬ 

and follow every evil one obstinate in rebellion!


كُتِبَ عَلَيۡهِ أَنَّهُ ۥ مَن تَوَلَّاهُ فَأَنَّهُ ۥ يُضِلُّهُ ۥوَيَہۡدِيهِ إِلَىٰ عَذَابِ ٱلسَّعِيرِ 

About the (Evil One) it is decreed that whoever turns to him for friendship, him will he lead astray, and he will guide him to the Penalty of the Fire.


يَـٰٓأَيُّهَا ٱلنَّاسُ إِن كُنتُمۡ فِى رَيۡبٍ۬ مِّنَ ٱلۡبَعۡثِ فَإِنَّا خَلَقۡنَـٰكُم مِّن تُرَابٍ۬

O mankind!

if ye have a doubt about the Resurrection, (consider) that We created you out of dust,

ثُمَّ مِن نُّطۡفَةٍ۬ ثُمَّ مِنۡ عَلَقَةٍ۬ ثُمَّ مِن مُّضۡغَةٍ۬ مُّخَلَّقَةٍ۬ وَغَيۡرِ مُخَلَّقَةٍ۬ لِّنُبَيِّنَ لَكُمۡ‌ۚ

then out of sperm, then out of a leech-like clot, then out a morsel of flesh, partly formed and partly unformed, in order that We may manifest (Our Power) to you;

وَنُقِرُّ فِى ٱلۡأَرۡحَامِ مَا نَشَآءُ إِلَىٰٓ أَجَلٍ۬ مُّسَمًّ۬ى

and We cause whom We will to rest in the wombs for an appointed term,

ثُمَّ نُخۡرِجُكُمۡ طِفۡلاً۬ ثُمَّ لِتَبۡلُغُوٓاْ أَشُدَّڪُمۡ‌ۖ

then do We bring you out as babes, then (foster you) that ye may reach your age of full strength;

وَمِنڪُم مَّن يُتَوَفَّىٰ

and some of you are called to die,

وَمِنڪُم مَّن يُرَدُّ إِلَىٰٓ أَرۡذَلِ ٱلۡعُمُرِ لِڪَيۡلَا يَعۡلَمَ مِنۢ بَعۡدِ عِلۡمٍ۬ شَيۡـًٔ۬ا‌ۚ

and some are sent back to the feeblest old age, so that they know nothing after having known (much).

وَتَرَى ٱلۡأَرۡضَ هَامِدَةً۬

And (further), thou seest the earth barren and lifeless,

فَإِذَآ أَنزَلۡنَا عَلَيۡهَا ٱلۡمَآءَ ٱهۡتَزَّتۡ وَرَبَتۡ وَأَنۢبَتَتۡ مِن ڪُلِّ زَوۡجِۭ بَهِيجٍ۬ 

but when We pour down rain on it, it is stirred (to life), it swells, and it puts forth every kind of beautiful growth (in pairs).


ذَٲلِكَ بِأَنَّ ٱللَّهَ هُوَ ٱلۡحَقُّ

This is so, because Allah is the Reality:

وَأَنَّهُ ۥ يُحۡىِ ٱلۡمَوۡتَىٰ وَأَنَّهُ ۥ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ شَىۡءٍ۬ قَدِيرٌ۬

it is He Who gives life to the dead, and it is He Who has power over all things.


وَأَنَّ ٱلسَّاعَةَ ءَاتِيَةٌ۬ لَّا رَيۡبَ فِيہَا

And verily the Hour will come: there can be no doubt about it,

وَأَنَّ ٱللَّهَ يَبۡعَثُ مَن فِى ٱلۡقُبُورِ 

or about (the fact) that Allah will raise up all who are in the graves.


وَمِنَ ٱلنَّاسِ مَن يُجَـٰدِلُ فِى ٱللَّهِ بِغَيۡرِ عِلۡمٍ۬ وَلَا هُدً۬ى وَلَا كِتَـٰبٍ۬ مُّنِيرٍ۬ 

Yet there is among men such a one as disputes about Allah, without knowledge, without guidance, and without a Book of Enlightenment --


ثَانِىَ عِطۡفِهِۦ لِيُضِلَّ عَن سَبِيلِ ٱللَّهِ‌ۖ

(Disdainfully) bending his side, in order to (lead men) astray from the Path of Allah;

لَهُ ۥ فِى ٱلدُّنۡيَا خِزۡىٌ۬‌ۖ

for him there is disgrace in this life,

وَنُذِيقُهُ ۥ يَوۡمَ ٱلۡقِيَـٰمَةِ عَذَابَ ٱلۡحَرِيقِ 

and on the Day of Judgment we shall make him taste the Penalty of burning (Fire).


ذَٲلِكَ بِمَا قَدَّمَتۡ يَدَاكَ

(It will be said):

"This is because of the deeds which thy hands sent forth,

وَأَنَّ ٱللَّهَ لَيۡسَ بِظَلَّـٰمٍ۬ لِّلۡعَبِيدِ

for verily Allah is not unjust to His servants."


وَمِنَ ٱلنَّاسِ مَن يَعۡبُدُ ٱللَّهَ عَلَىٰ حَرۡفٍ۬‌ۖ

There are among men some who serve Allah, as it were, on the verge:

فَإِنۡ أَصَابَهُ ۥ خَيۡرٌ ٱطۡمَأَنَّ بِهِۦ‌ۖ

if good befalls them, they are, therewith, well content;

وَإِنۡ أَصَابَتۡهُ فِتۡنَةٌ ٱنقَلَبَ عَلَىٰ وَجۡهِهِۦ

but if a trial comes to them, they turn on their faces:

خَسِرَ ٱلدُّنۡيَا وَٱلۡأَخِرَةَ‌ۚ

they lose both this world and the Hereafter:

ذَٲلِكَ هُوَ ٱلۡخُسۡرَانُ ٱلۡمُبِينُ 

that is loss for all to see!


يَدۡعُواْ مِن دُونِ ٱللَّهِ مَا لَا يَضُرُّهُ ۥ وَمَا لَا يَنفَعُهُ ۥ‌ۚ

They call on such deities, besides Allah, as can neither hurt nor profit them:

ذَٲلِكَ هُوَ ٱلضَّلَـٰلُ ٱلۡبَعِيدُ 

that is straying far indeed (from the Way)!


يَدۡعُواْ لَمَن ضَرُّهُ ۥۤ أَقۡرَبُ مِن نَّفۡعِهِۦ‌ۚ

(Perhaps) they call on one whose hurt is nearer than his profit:

لَبِئۡسَ ٱلۡمَوۡلَىٰ وَلَبِئۡسَ ٱلۡعَشِيرُ 

evil, indeed, is the patron, and evil the companion (for help)!


إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ يُدۡخِلُ ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ وَعَمِلُواْ ٱلصَّـٰلِحَـٰتِ جَنَّـٰتٍ۬ تَجۡرِى مِن تَحۡتِہَا ٱلۡأَنۡهَـٰرُ‌ۚ

Verily Allah will admit those who believe and work righteous deeds, to Gardens, beneath which rivers flow:

إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ يَفۡعَلُ مَا يُرِيدُ 

for Allah carries out all that He plans.


مَن كَانَ يَظُنُّ أَن لَّن يَنصُرَهُ ٱللَّهُ فِى ٱلدُّنۡيَا وَٱلۡأَخِرَةِ

If any think that Allah will not help him (His Messenger) in this world and the Hereafter,

فَلۡيَمۡدُدۡ بِسَبَبٍ إِلَى ٱلسَّمَآءِ ثُمَّ لۡيَقۡطَعۡ

let him stretch out a rope to the ceiling and cut (himself) off:

فَلۡيَنظُرۡ هَلۡ يُذۡهِبَنَّ كَيۡدُهُ ۥ مَا يَغِيظُ

then let him see whether his plan will remove that which enrages (him)!


وَڪَذَٲلِكَ أَنزَلۡنَـٰهُ ءَايَـٰتِۭ بَيِّنَـٰتٍ۬

Thus have We sent down Clear Signs;

وَأَنَّ ٱللَّهَ يَہۡدِى مَن يُرِيدُ 

and verily Allah doth guide whom He will!


إِنَّ ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ وَٱلَّذِينَ هَادُواْ وَٱلصَّـٰبِـِٔينَ وَٱلنَّصَـٰرَىٰ وَٱلۡمَجُوسَ وَٱلَّذِينَ أَشۡرَڪُوٓاْ

Those who believe (in the Qur'án), those who follow the Jewish (scriptures), and the Sabians, Christians, Magians, and Polytheists --

إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ يَفۡصِلُ بَيۡنَهُمۡ يَوۡمَ ٱلۡقِيَـٰمَةِ‌ۚ

Allah will judge between them on the Day of Judgment:

إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ شَىۡءٍ۬ شَہِيدٌ 

for Allah is witness of all things.


أَلَمۡ تَرَ أَنَّ ٱللَّهَ يَسۡجُدُ لَهُ ۥ مَن فِى ٱلسَّمَـٰوَٲتِ وَمَن فِى ٱلۡأَرۡضِ

Seest thou not that to Allah bow down in worship all things that are in the heavens and on earth --

وَٱلشَّمۡسُ وَٱلۡقَمَرُ وَٱلنُّجُومُ وَٱلۡجِبَالُ وَٱلشَّجَرُ وَٱلدَّوَآبُّ وَڪَثِيرٌ۬ مِّنَ ٱلنَّاسِ‌ۖ

the sun, the moon, the stars; the hills, the trees, the animals; and a great number among mankind?

وَكَثِيرٌ حَقَّ عَلَيۡهِ ٱلۡعَذَابُ‌ۗ

But a great number are (also) such as are fit for Punishment:

وَمَن يُہِنِ ٱللَّهُ فَمَا لَهُ ۥ مِن مُّكۡرِمٍ‌ۚ

and such as Allah shall disgrace -- none can rise to honor:

إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ يَفۡعَلُ مَا يَشَآءُ 

for Allah carries out all that He wills. ۩


هَـٰذَانِ خَصۡمَانِ ٱخۡتَصَمُواْ فِى رَبِّہِمۡ‌ۖ

These two antagonists dispute with each other about their Lord:

فَٱلَّذِينَ ڪَفَرُواْ قُطِّعَتۡ لَهُمۡ ثِيَابٌ۬ مِّن نَّارٍ۬

but those who deny (their Lord) -- for them will be cut out a garment of Fire:

يُصَبُّ مِن فَوۡقِ رُءُوسِہِمُ ٱلۡحَمِيمُ

over their heads will be poured out boiling water.


يُصۡهَرُ بِهِۦ مَا فِى بُطُونِہِمۡ وَٱلۡجُلُودُ 

With it will be scalded what is within their bodies, as well as (their) skins.


وَلَهُم مَّقَـٰمِعُ مِنۡ حَدِيدٍ۬ 

In addition there will be maces of iron (to punish) them.


ڪُلَّمَآ أَرَادُوٓاْ أَن يَخۡرُجُواْ مِنۡہَا مِنۡ غَمٍّ أُعِيدُواْ فِيہَا

Every time they wish to get away therefrom, from anguish, they will be forced back therein,

وَذُوقُواْ عَذَابَ ٱلۡحَرِيقِ 

and (it will be said), "Taste ye the Penalty of Burning!"


إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ يُدۡخِلُ ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ وَعَمِلُواْ ٱلصَّـٰلِحَـٰتِ جَنَّـٰتٍ۬ تَجۡرِى مِن تَحۡتِهَا ٱلۡأَنۡهَـٰرُ

Allah will admit those who believe and work righteous deeds, to Gardens beneath which rivers flow:

يُحَلَّوۡنَ فِيهَا مِنۡ أَسَاوِرَ مِن ذَهَبٍ۬ وَلُؤۡلُؤً۬ا‌ۖ

they shall be adorned therein with bracelets of gold and pearls;

وَلِبَاسُهُمۡ فِيهَا حَرِيرٌ۬

and their garments there will be of silk.


وَهُدُوٓاْ إِلَى ٱلطَّيِّبِ مِنَ ٱلۡقَوۡلِ وَهُدُوٓاْ إِلَىٰ صِرَٲطِ ٱلۡحَمِيدِ 

For they have been guided (in this life) to the purest of speeches; they have been guided to the Path of Him Who is worthy of (all) praise.


إِنَّ ٱلَّذِينَ كَفَرُواْ وَيَصُدُّونَ عَن سَبِيلِ ٱللَّهِ وَٱلۡمَسۡجِدِ ٱلۡحَرَامِ

As to those who have rejected (Allah), and would keep back (men) from the Way of Allah, and from the Sacred Mosque,

ٱلَّذِى جَعَلۡنَـٰهُ لِلنَّاسِ سَوَآءً ٱلۡعَـٰكِفُ فِيهِ وَٱلۡبَادِ‌ۚ

which We have made (open) to (all) men -- equal is the dweller there and the visitor from the country --

وَمَن يُرِدۡ فِيهِ بِإِلۡحَادِۭ بِظُلۡمٍ۬ نُّذِقۡهُ مِنۡ عَذَابٍ أَلِيمٍ۬

and any whose purpose therein is profanity or wrongdoing -- them will We cause to taste of a most grievous Penalty.


وَإِذۡ بَوَّأۡنَا لِإِبۡرَٲهِيمَ مَكَانَ ٱلۡبَيۡتِ

Behold! We gave the site, to Abraham, of the (Sacred) House, (saying):

أَن لَّا تُشۡرِكۡ بِى شَيۡـًٔ۬ا

"Associate not any thing (in worship) with Me;

وَطَهِّرۡ بَيۡتِىَ لِلطَّآٮِٕفِينَ وَٱلۡقَآٮِٕمِينَ وَٱلرُّڪَّعِ ٱلسُّجُودِ

and sanctify My House for

- those who compass it round,

- or stand up,

- or bow,

- or prostrate themselves (therein in prayer).


وَأَذِّن فِى ٱلنَّاسِ بِٱلۡحَجِّ يَأۡتُوكَ رِجَالاً۬ وَعَلَىٰ ڪُلِّ ضَامِرٍ۬ يَأۡتِينَ مِن كُلِّ فَجٍّ عَمِيقٍ۬

- "And proclaim the Pilgrimage among men:

they will come to thee on foot and (mounted) on every kind of camel, lean on account of journeys through deep and distant mountain highways;


لِّيَشۡهَدُواْ مَنَـٰفِعَ لَهُمۡ

"That they may witness the benefits (provided) for them,

وَيَذۡڪُرُواْ ٱسۡمَ ٱللَّهِ فِىٓ أَيَّامٍ۬ مَّعۡلُومَـٰتٍ عَلَىٰ مَا رَزَقَهُم مِّنۢ بَهِيمَةِ ٱلۡأَنۡعَـٰمِ‌ۖ

and celebrate the name of Allah, through the Days appointed, over the cattle which He has provided for them (for sacrifice):

فَكُلُواْ مِنۡہَا وَأَطۡعِمُواْ ٱلۡبَآٮِٕسَ ٱلۡفَقِيرَ 

then eat ye thereof and feed the distressed ones in want.


ثُمَّ لۡيَقۡضُواْ تَفَثَهُمۡ وَلۡيُوفُواْ نُذُورَهُمۡ وَلۡيَطَّوَّفُواْ بِٱلۡبَيۡتِ ٱلۡعَتِيقِ 

"Then let them complete the rites prescribed for them, perform their vows, and (again) circumambulate the Ancient House."



Such (is the Pilgrimage):

وَمَن يُعَظِّمۡ حُرُمَـٰتِ ٱللَّهِ فَهُوَ خَيۡرٌ۬ لَّهُ ۥ عِندَ رَبِّهِۦ‌ۗ

whoever honors the sacred rites of Allah, for him it is good in the sight of his Lord.

وَأُحِلَّتۡ لَڪُمُ ٱلۡأَنۡعَـٰمُ إِلَّا مَا يُتۡلَىٰ عَلَيۡڪُمۡ‌ۖ

Lawful to you (for food in pilgrimage) are cattle except those mentioned to you (as exceptions):

فَٱجۡتَنِبُواْ ٱلرِّجۡسَ مِنَ ٱلۡأَوۡثَـٰنِ وَٱجۡتَنِبُواْ قَوۡلَ ٱلزُّورِ 

but shun the abomination of idols, and shun the word that is false --


حُنَفَآءَ لِلَّهِ غَيۡرَ مُشۡرِكِينَ بِهِۦ‌ۚ

Being true in faith to Allah, and never assigning partners to Him:

وَمَن يُشۡرِكۡ بِٱللَّهِ فَكَأَنَّمَا خَرَّ مِنَ ٱلسَّمَآءِ فَتَخۡطَفُهُ ٱلطَّيۡرُ

if anyone assigns partners to Allah, he is as if he had fallen from heaven and been snatched up by birds,

أَوۡ تَهۡوِى بِهِ ٱلرِّيحُ فِى مَكَانٍ۬ سَحِيقٍ۬ 

or the wind had swooped (like a bird on its prey) and thrown him into a far-distant place.



Such (is his state):

وَمَن يُعَظِّمۡ شَعَـٰٓٮِٕرَ ٱللَّهِ فَإِنَّهَا مِن تَقۡوَى ٱلۡقُلُوبِ

and whoever holds in honor the Symbols of Allah, (in the sacrifice of animals), such (honor) should come truly from piety of heart.


لَكُمۡ فِيہَا مَنَـٰفِعُ إِلَىٰٓ أَجَلٍ۬ مُّسَمًّ۬ى ثُمَّ مَحِلُّهَآ إِلَى ٱلۡبَيۡتِ ٱلۡعَتِيقِ 

In them ye have benefits for a term appointed: in the end their place of sacrifice is near the Ancient House.


وَلِڪُلِّ أُمَّةٍ۬ جَعَلۡنَا مَنسَكً۬ا لِّيَذۡكُرُواْ ٱسۡمَ ٱللَّهِ عَلَىٰ مَا رَزَقَهُم مِّنۢ بَهِيمَةِ ٱلۡأَنۡعَـٰمِ‌ۗ

To every people did We appoint rites (of sacrifice), that they might celebrate the name of Allah over the sustenance He gave them from animals (fit for food),

فَإِلَـٰهُكُمۡ إِلَـٰهٌ۬ وَٲحِدٌ۬ فَلَهُ ۥۤ أَسۡلِمُواْ‌ۗ

but your Allah is one Allah: submit then your wills to Him (in Islam)

وَبَشِّرِ ٱلۡمُخۡبِتِينَ 

and give thou the Good News to those who humble themselves --


ٱلَّذِينَ إِذَا ذُكِرَ ٱللَّهُ وَجِلَتۡ قُلُوبُهُمۡ وَٱلصَّـٰبِرِينَ عَلَىٰ مَآ أَصَابَہُمۡ

- To those whose hearts, when Allah is mentioned, are filled with fear,

- who show patient perseverance over their afflictions,

وَٱلۡمُقِيمِى ٱلصَّلَوٰةِ وَمِمَّا رَزَقۡنَـٰهُمۡ يُنفِقُونَ 

- keep up regular prayer,

- and spend (in charity) out of what we have bestowed upon them.


وَٱلۡبُدۡنَ جَعَلۡنَـٰهَا لَكُم مِّن شَعَـٰٓٮِٕرِ ٱللَّهِ لَكُمۡ فِيہَا خَيۡرٌ۬‌ۖ

وَٱلۡبُدۡنَ جَعَلۡنَـٰهَا لَكُم مِّن شَعَـٰٓٮِٕرِ ٱللَّهِ لَكُمۡ فِيہَا خَيۡرٌ۬‌ۖ

فَٱذۡكُرُواْ ٱسۡمَ ٱللَّهِ عَلَيۡہَا صَوَآفَّ‌ۖ

then pronounce the name of Allah over them as they line up (for sacrifice):

فَإِذَا وَجَبَتۡ جُنُوبُہَا فَكُلُواْ مِنۡہَا وَأَطۡعِمُواْ ٱلۡقَانِعَ وَٱلۡمُعۡتَرَّ‌ۚ

when they are down on their sides (after slaughter), eat ye thereof, and feed such as (beg not but) live in contentment, and such as beg with due humility:

كَذَٲلِكَ سَخَّرۡنَـٰهَا لَكُمۡ لَعَلَّكُمۡ تَشۡكُرُونَ

thus have we made animals subject to you, that ye may be grateful.


لَن يَنَالَ ٱللَّهَ لُحُومُهَا وَلَا دِمَآؤُهَا وَلَـٰكِن يَنَالُهُ ٱلتَّقۡوَىٰ مِنكُمۡ‌ۚ

It is not their meat nor their blood, that reaches Allah: it is your piety that reaches Him:

كَذَٲلِكَ سَخَّرَهَا لَكُمۡ لِتُكَبِّرُواْ ٱللَّهَ عَلَىٰ مَا هَدَٮٰكُمۡ‌ۗ

He has thus made them subject to you, that ye may glorify Allah for His guidance to you:

وَبَشِّرِ ٱلۡمُحۡسِنِينَ 

and proclaim the Good News to all who do right.


إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ يُدَٲفِعُ عَنِ ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُوٓاْ‌ۗ

Verily Allah will defend (from ill) those who believe:

إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ لَا يُحِبُّ كُلَّ خَوَّانٍ۬ كَفُورٍ

verily, Allah loveth not any that is a traitor to faith, or shows ingratitude.


أُذِنَ لِلَّذِينَ يُقَـٰتَلُونَ بِأَنَّهُمۡ ظُلِمُواْ‌ۚ

To those against whom war is made, permission is given (to fight) because they are wronged --

وَإِنَّ ٱللَّهَ عَلَىٰ نَصۡرِهِمۡ لَقَدِيرٌ

and verily, Allah is Most powerful for their aid --


ٱلَّذِينَ أُخۡرِجُواْ مِن دِيَـٰرِهِم بِغَيۡرِ حَقٍّ إِلَّآ أَن يَقُولُواْ رَبُّنَا ٱللَّهُ‌ۗ

(They are) those who have been expelled from their homes in defiance of right -- (for no cause) except that they say, "Our Lord is Allah."

وَلَوۡلَا دَفۡعُ ٱللَّهِ ٱلنَّاسَ بَعۡضَہُم بِبَعۡضٍ۬

Did not Allah check one set of people by means of another,

لَّهُدِّمَتۡ صَوَٲمِعُ وَبِيَعٌ۬ وَصَلَوَٲتٌ۬ وَمَسَـٰجِدُ يُذۡڪَرُ فِيہَا ٱسۡمُ ٱللَّهِ ڪَثِيرً۬ا‌ۗ

there would surely have been pulled down monasteries, churches, synagogues, and mosques, in which the name of Allah is commemorated in abundant measure.

وَلَيَنصُرَنَّ ٱللَّهُ مَن يَنصُرُهُ ۥۤ‌ۗ

Allah will certainly aid those who aid His (cause);

إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ لَقَوِىٌّ عَزِيزٌ 

for verily Allah is Full of Strength, Exalted in Might, (Able to enforce His Will).


ٱلَّذِينَ إِن مَّكَّنَّـٰهُمۡ فِى ٱلۡأَرۡضِ أَقَامُواْ ٱلصَّلَوٰةَ وَءَاتَوُاْ ٱلزَّڪَوٰةَ

(They are) those who, if We establish them in the land,

- establish regular prayer

- and give regular charity,

وَأَمَرُواْ بِٱلۡمَعۡرُوفِ وَنَهَوۡاْ عَنِ ٱلۡمُنكَرِ‌ۗ

- enjoin the right and forbid wrong:

وَلِلَّهِ عَـٰقِبَةُ ٱلۡأُمُورِ 

with Allah rests the end (and decision) of (all) affairs.


وَإِن يُكَذِّبُوكَ فَقَدۡ ڪَذَّبَتۡ قَبۡلَهُمۡ قَوۡمُ نُوحٍ۬ وَعَادٌ۬ وَثَمُودُ 

If they treat thy (mission) as false, so did the Peoples before them (with their Prophets), the People of Noah, and 'Ad, and Thamud;


وَقَوۡمُ إِبۡرَٲهِيمَ وَقَوۡمُ لُوطٍ۬

Those of Abraham and Lut;


وَأَصۡحَـٰبُ مَدۡيَنَ‌ۖ

And the Companions of the Madyan people:

وَكُذِّبَ مُوسَىٰ فَأَمۡلَيۡتُ لِلۡڪَـٰفِرِينَ ثُمَّ أَخَذۡتُهُمۡ‌ۖ

and Moses was rejected (in the same way). But I granted respite to the Unbelievers and (only) after that did I punish them:

فَكَيۡفَ ڪَانَ نَكِيرِ

but how (terrible) was My rejection (of them)!


فَكَأَيِّن مِّن قَرۡيَةٍ أَهۡلَكۡنَـٰهَا وَهِىَ ظَالِمَةٌ۬

How many populations have We destroyed, which were given to wrongdoing!

فَهِىَ خَاوِيَةٌ عَلَىٰ عُرُوشِهَا وَبِئۡرٍ۬ مُّعَطَّلَةٍ۬ وَقَصۡرٍ۬ مَّشِيدٍ 

They tumbled down on their roofs. And how many wells are lying idle and neglected, and castles lofty and well-built!


أَفَلَمۡ يَسِيرُواْ فِى ٱلۡأَرۡضِ

Do they not travel through the land,

فَتَكُونَ لَهُمۡ قُلُوبٌ۬ يَعۡقِلُونَ بِہَآ أَوۡ ءَاذَانٌ۬ يَسۡمَعُونَ بِہَا‌ۖ

so that their hearts (and mind) may thus learn wisdom and their ears may thus learn to hear?

فَإِنَّہَا لَا تَعۡمَى ٱلۡأَبۡصَـٰرُ وَلَـٰكِن تَعۡمَى ٱلۡقُلُوبُ ٱلَّتِى فِى ٱلصُّدُورِ 

Truly it is not their eyes that are blind but their hearts which are in their breasts.


وَيَسۡتَعۡجِلُونَكَ بِٱلۡعَذَابِ وَلَن يُخۡلِفَ ٱللَّهُ وَعۡدَهُ ۥ‌ۚ

Yet they ask thee to hasten on the Punishment! But Allah will not fail in His promise.

وَإِنَّ يَوۡمًا عِندَ رَبِّكَ كَأَلۡفِ سَنَةٍ۬ مِّمَّا تَعُدُّونَ

Verily a day in the sight of thy Lord is like a thousand years of your reckoning.


وَڪَأَيِّن مِّن قَرۡيَةٍ أَمۡلَيۡتُ لَهَا وَهِىَ ظَالِمَةٌ۬ ثُمَّ أَخَذۡتُہَا

And to how many populations did I give respite, which were given to wrongdoing?

In the end I punished them.

وَإِلَىَّ ٱلۡمَصِيرُ 

To Me is the destination (of all).


قُلۡ يَـٰٓأَيُّہَا ٱلنَّاسُ إِنَّمَآ أَنَا۟ لَكُمۡ نَذِيرٌ۬ مُّبِينٌ۬ 

Say: "O men! I am (sent) to you only to give a clear warning:


فَٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ وَعَمِلُواْ ٱلصَّـٰلِحَـٰتِ لَهُم مَّغۡفِرَةٌ۬ وَرِزۡقٌ۬ كَرِيمٌ۬ 

"Those who believe and work righteousness, for them is forgiveness and a sustenance most generous.


وَٱلَّذِينَ سَعَوۡاْ فِىٓ ءَايَـٰتِنَا مُعَـٰجِزِينَ أُوْلَـٰٓٮِٕكَ أَصۡحَـٰبُ ٱلۡجَحِيمِ

"But those who strive against Our Signs, to frustrate them, they will be Companions of the Fire."


وَمَآ أَرۡسَلۡنَا مِن قَبۡلِكَ مِن رَّسُولٍ۬ وَلَا نَبِىٍّ إِلَّآ إِذَا تَمَنَّىٰٓ أَلۡقَى ٱلشَّيۡطَـٰنُ فِىٓ أُمۡنِيَّتِهِۦ

Never did We send a Messenger or a Prophet before thee, but, when he framed a desire, Satan threw some (vanity) into his desire:

فَيَنسَخُ ٱللَّهُ مَا يُلۡقِى ٱلشَّيۡطَـٰنُ ثُمَّ يُحۡڪِمُ ٱللَّهُ ءَايَـٰتِهِۦ‌ۗ

but Allah will cancel anything (vain) that Satan throws in, and Allah will confirm (and establish) His Signs:

وَٱللَّهُ عَلِيمٌ حَكِيمٌ۬ 

for Allah is full of knowledge and wisdom:


لِّيَجۡعَلَ مَا يُلۡقِى ٱلشَّيۡطَـٰنُ فِتۡنَةً۬ لِّلَّذِينَ فِى قُلُوبِہِم مَّرَضٌ۬ وَٱلۡقَاسِيَةِ قُلُوبُهُمۡ‌ۗ

That He may make the suggestions thrown in by Satan, but a trial for those in whose hearts is a disease and who are hardened of heart:

وَإِنَّ ٱلظَّـٰلِمِينَ لَفِى شِقَاقِۭ بَعِيدٍ۬  

verily the wrongdoers are in a schism far (from the Truth):


وَلِيَعۡلَمَ ٱلَّذِينَ أُوتُواْ ٱلۡعِلۡمَ أَنَّهُ ٱلۡحَقُّ مِن رَّبِّكَ

And that those on whom knowledge has been bestowed may learn that the (Qur'án) is the Truth from thy Lord,

فَيُؤۡمِنُواْ بِهِۦ فَتُخۡبِتَ لَهُ ۥ قُلُوبُهُمۡ‌ۗ

and that they may believe therein, and their hearts may be made humbly (open) to it:

وَإِنَّ ٱللَّهَ لَهَادِ ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُوٓاْ إِلَىٰ صِرَٲطٍ۬ مُّسۡتَقِيمٍ۬ 

for verily Allah is the Guide of those who believe, to the Straight Way.


وَلَا يَزَالُ ٱلَّذِينَ كَفَرُواْ فِى مِرۡيَةٍ۬ مِّنۡهُ حَتَّىٰ تَأۡتِيَهُمُ ٱلسَّاعَةُ بَغۡتَةً

Those who reject Faith will not cease to be in doubt concerning (Revelation) until the Hour (of Judgment) comes suddenly upon them,

أَوۡ يَأۡتِيَهُمۡ عَذَابُ يَوۡمٍ عَقِيمٍ 

or there comes to them the Penalty of a Day of Disaster.


ٱلۡمُلۡكُ يَوۡمَٮِٕذٍ۬ لِّلَّهِ يَحۡڪُمُ بَيۡنَهُمۡ‌ۚ

On that Day the Dominion will be that of Allah: He will judge between them:

فَٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ وَعَمِلُواْ ٱلصَّـٰلِحَـٰتِ فِى جَنَّـٰتِ ٱلنَّعِيمِ

so those who believe and work righteous deeds will be in Gardens of Delight.


وَٱلَّذِينَ كَفَرُواْ وَڪَذَّبُواْ بِـَٔايَـٰتِنَا فَأُوْلَـٰٓٮِٕكَ لَهُمۡ عَذَابٌ۬ مُّهِينٌ۬ 

And for those who reject Faith and deny Our Signs, there will be a humiliating Punishment.


وَٱلَّذِينَ هَاجَرُواْ فِى سَبِيلِ ٱللَّهِ ثُمَّ قُتِلُوٓاْ أَوۡ مَاتُواْ لَيَرۡزُقَنَّهُمُ ٱللَّهُ رِزۡقًا حَسَنً۬ا‌ۚ

Those who leave their homes in the Cause of Allah, and are then slain or die -- on them will Allah bestow verily a goodly Provision:

وَإِنَّ ٱللَّهَ لَهُوَ خَيۡرُ ٱلرَّٲزِقِينَ 

truly Allah is He Who bestows the best Provision.


لَيُدۡخِلَنَّهُم مُّدۡخَلاً۬ يَرۡضَوۡنَهُ ۥ‌ۗ

Verily He will admit them to a place with which they shall be well pleased:

وَإِنَّ ٱللَّهَ لَعَلِيمٌ حَلِيمٌ۬ 

for Allah is All-Knowing, Most Forbearing.



That (is so).

وَمَنۡ عَاقَبَ بِمِثۡلِ مَا عُوقِبَ بِهِۦ ثُمَّ بُغِىَ عَلَيۡهِ لَيَنصُرَنَّهُ ٱللَّهُ‌ۗ

And if one has retaliated to no greater extent than the injury he received, and is again set upon inordinately, Allah will help him:

إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ لَعَفُوٌّ غَفُورٌ۬ 

for Allah is One that blots out (sins) and forgives (again and again).


ذَٲلِكَ بِأَنَّ ٱللَّهَ يُولِجُ ٱلَّيۡلَ فِى ٱلنَّهَارِ وَيُولِجُ ٱلنَّهَارَ فِى ٱلَّيۡلِ

That is because Allah merges Night into Day, and He merges Day into Night,

وَأَنَّ ٱللَّهَ سَمِيعُۢ بَصِيرٌ۬ 

and verily it is Allah Who hears and sees (all things).


ذَٲلِكَ بِأَنَّ ٱللَّهَ هُوَ ٱلۡحَقُّ وَأَنَّ مَا يَدۡعُونَ مِن دُونِهِۦ هُوَ ٱلۡبَـٰطِلُ

That is because Allah -- He is the Reality: and those besides Him whom they invoke -- they are but vain Falsehood:

وَأَنَّ ٱللَّهَ هُوَ ٱلۡعَلِىُّ ٱلۡڪَبِيرُ 

verily Allah is He, Most High, Most Great.


أَلَمۡ تَرَ أَنَّ ٱللَّهَ أَنزَلَ مِنَ ٱلسَّمَآءِ مَآءً۬ فَتُصۡبِحُ ٱلۡأَرۡضُ مُخۡضَرَّةً‌ۗ

Seest thou not that Allah sends down rain from the sky, and forthwith the earth becomes clothed with green?

إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ لَطِيفٌ خَبِيرٌ۬ 

For Allah is He Who understands the finest mysteries, and is well-acquainted (with them).


لَّهُ ۥ مَا فِى ٱلسَّمَـٰوَٲتِ وَمَا فِى ٱلۡأَرۡضِ‌ۗ

To Him belongs all that is in the heavens and on earth:

وَإِنَّ ٱللَّهَ لَهُوَ ٱلۡغَنِىُّ ٱلۡحَمِيدُ 

for verily Allah -- He is Free of all wants, Worthy of all praise.


أَلَمۡ تَرَ أَنَّ ٱللَّهَ سَخَّرَ لَكُم مَّا فِى ٱلۡأَرۡضِ

Seest thou not that Allah has made subject to you (men) all that is on the earth,

وَٱلۡفُلۡكَ تَجۡرِى فِى ٱلۡبَحۡرِ بِأَمۡرِهِۦ

and the ships that sail through the sea by His command?

وَيُمۡسِكُ ٱلسَّمَآءَ أَن تَقَعَ عَلَى ٱلۡأَرۡضِ إِلَّا بِإِذۡنِهِۦۤ‌ۗ

He withholds the sky (rain) from falling on the earth except by His leave:

إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ بِٱلنَّاسِ لَرَءُوفٌ۬ رَّحِيمٌ۬

for Allah is Most Kind and Most Merciful to man.


وَهُوَ ٱلَّذِىٓ أَحۡيَاڪُمۡ ثُمَّ يُمِيتُكُمۡ ثُمَّ يُحۡيِيكُمۡ‌ۗ

It is He Who gave you life, will cause you to die, and will again give you life:

إِنَّ ٱلۡإِنسَـٰنَ لَڪَفُورٌ۬ 

truly man is a most ungrateful creature!


لِّكُلِّ أُمَّةٍ۬ جَعَلۡنَا مَنسَكًا هُمۡ نَاسِڪُوهُ‌ۖ

To every People have we appointed rites and ceremonies which they must follow,

فَلَا يُنَـٰزِعُنَّكَ فِى ٱلۡأَمۡرِ‌ۚ

let them not then dispute with thee on the matter,

وَٱدۡعُ إِلَىٰ رَبِّكَ‌ۖ إِنَّكَ لَعَلَىٰ هُدً۬ى مُّسۡتَقِيمٍ۬ 

but do thou invite (them) to thy Lord: for thou art assuredly on the Right Way.


وَإِن جَـٰدَلُوكَ فَقُلِ ٱللَّهُ أَعۡلَمُ بِمَا تَعۡمَلُونَ 

If they do wrangle with thee, say, "Allah knows best what it is ye are doing."


ٱللَّهُ يَحۡكُمُ بَيۡنَڪُمۡ يَوۡمَ ٱلۡقِيَـٰمَةِ فِيمَا كُنتُمۡ فِيهِ تَخۡتَلِفُونَ 

"Allah will judge between you on the Day of Judgment concerning the matters in which ye differ."


أَلَمۡ تَعۡلَمۡ أَنَّ ٱللَّهَ يَعۡلَمُ مَا فِى ٱلسَّمَآءِ وَٱلۡأَرۡضِ‌ۗ

Knowest thou not that Allah knows all that is in heaven and on earth?

إِنَّ ذَٲلِكَ فِى كِتَـٰبٍ‌ۚ

Indeed it is all in a record,

إِنَّ ذَٲلِكَ عَلَى ٱللَّهِ يَسِيرٌ۬

and that is easy for Allah.


وَيَعۡبُدُونَ مِن دُونِ ٱللَّهِ مَا لَمۡ يُنَزِّلۡ بِهِۦ سُلۡطَـٰنً۬اوَمَا لَيۡسَ لَهُم بِهِۦ عِلۡمٌ۬‌ۗ

Yet they worship, besides Allah, things for which no authority has been sent down to them, and of which they have (really) no knowledge:

وَمَا لِلظَّـٰلِمِينَ مِن نَّصِيرٍ۬ 

for those that do wrong there is no helper.


وَإِذَا تُتۡلَىٰ عَلَيۡهِمۡ ءَايَـٰتُنَا بَيِّنَـٰتٍ۬ تَعۡرِفُ فِى وُجُوهِ ٱلَّذِينَ كَفَرُواْ ٱلۡمُنڪَرَ‌ۖ

When Our Clear Signs are rehearsed to them, thou wilt notice a denial on the faces of the Unbelievers!

يَكَادُونَ يَسۡطُونَ بِٱلَّذِينَ يَتۡلُونَ عَلَيۡهِمۡ ءَايَـٰتِنَا‌ۗ

They nearly attack with violence those who rehearse Our Signs to them.

قُلۡ أَفَأُنَبِّئُكُم بِشَرٍّ۬ مِّن ذَٲلِكُمُ‌ۗ

Say, "Shall I tell you of something (far) worse than these Signs?

ٱلنَّارُ وَعَدَهَا ٱللَّهُ ٱلَّذِينَ كَفَرُواْ‌ۖ

It is the fire (of Hell)! Allah has promised it to the Unbelievers!

وَبِئۡسَ ٱلۡمَصِيرُ 

And evil is that destination!"


يَـٰٓأَيُّهَا ٱلنَّاسُ ضُرِبَ مَثَلٌ۬ فَٱسۡتَمِعُواْ لَهُ ۥۤ‌ۚ

O men!

Here is a parable set forth! Listen to it!

إِنَّ ٱلَّذِينَ تَدۡعُونَ مِن دُونِ ٱللَّهِ لَن يَخۡلُقُواْ ذُبَابً۬ا وَلَوِ ٱجۡتَمَعُواْ لَهُ ۥ‌ۖ

Those on whom, besides Allah ye call, cannot create (even) a fly, if they all met together for the purpose!

وَإِن يَسۡلُبۡہُمُ ٱلذُّبَابُ شَيۡـًٔ۬ا لَّا يَسۡتَنقِذُوهُ مِنۡهُ‌ۚ

And if the fly should snatch away anything from them, they would have no power to release it from the fly:

ضَعُفَ ٱلطَّالِبُ وَٱلۡمَطۡلُوبُ 

feeble are those who petition and those whom they petition!


مَا قَدَرُواْ ٱللَّهَ حَقَّ قَدۡرِهِۦۤ‌ۗ

No just estimate have they made of Allah:

إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ لَقَوِىٌّ عَزِيزٌ 

for Allah is He Who is strong and able to carry out His Will.


ٱللَّهُ يَصۡطَفِى مِنَ ٱلۡمَلَـٰٓٮِٕڪَةِ رُسُلاً۬ وَمِنَ ٱلنَّاسِ‌ۚ

Allah chooses Messengers from angels and from men:

إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ سَمِيعُۢ بَصِيرٌ۬ 

for Allah is He Who hears and sees (all things).


يَعۡلَمُ مَا بَيۡنَ أَيۡدِيهِمۡ وَمَا خَلۡفَهُمۡ‌ۗ

He knows what is before them and what is behind them:

وَإِلَى ٱللَّهِ تُرۡجَعُ ٱلۡأُمُورُ

and to Allah go back all questions (for decision).


يَـٰٓأَيُّهَا ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ ٱرۡڪَعُواْ وَٱسۡجُدُواْ وَٱعۡبُدُواْ رَبَّكُمۡ

O ye who believe!

bow down, prostrate yourselves, and adore your Lord;

وَٱفۡعَلُواْ ٱلۡخَيۡرَ لَعَلَّڪُمۡ تُفۡلِحُونَ 

and do good; that ye may prosper. ۩


وَجَـٰهِدُواْ فِى ٱللَّهِ حَقَّ جِهَادِهِۦ‌ۚ

And strive in His cause as ye ought to strive, (with sincerity and under discipline):

هُوَ ٱجۡتَبَٮٰكُمۡ وَمَا جَعَلَ عَلَيۡكُمۡ فِى ٱلدِّينِ مِنۡ حَرَجٍ۬‌ۚ

He has chosen you, and has imposed no difficulties on you in religion;

مِّلَّةَ أَبِيكُمۡ إِبۡرَٲهِيمَ‌ۚ

it is the cult of your father Abraham.

هُوَ سَمَّٮٰكُمُ ٱلۡمُسۡلِمِينَ مِن قَبۡلُ وَفِى هَـٰذَا

It is He Who has named you Muslims, both before and in this (Revelation);

لِيَكُونَ ٱلرَّسُولُ شَهِيدًا عَلَيۡكُمۡ وَتَكُونُواْ شُہَدَآءَ عَلَى ٱلنَّاسِ‌ۚ

that the Messenger may be a witness for you, and ye be witnesses for mankind!

فَأَقِيمُواْ ٱلصَّلَوٰةَ وَءَاتُواْ ٱلزَّكَوٰةَ وَٱعۡتَصِمُواْ بِٱللَّهِ هُوَ مَوۡلَٮٰكُمۡ‌ۖ

So establish regular Prayer, give regular Charity, and hold fast to Allah! He is your Protector --

فَنِعۡمَ ٱلۡمَوۡلَىٰ وَنِعۡمَ ٱلنَّصِيرُ

the Best to protect and the Best to help!


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Zahid Javed Rana, Abid Javed Rana,

Lahore, Pakistan

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