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Alif Laam Raa. There are the signs of the book of wisdom.
Is it a wonder for mankind that We have communicated to a man from among them, that he should warn mankind and convey good news to those who believe, that for them is the true footing with their Fosterer? The infidels say, “This is certainly a clear magician.”
Your Fosterer is certainly Allah Who created the skies and the earth in six periods, then He set the balance on the throne (of the universe), directing the affair. No mediator (can recommend) without (obtaining) His permission. That is Allah your Fosterer, so serve Him. Will you not then mind? without (obtaining) His permission. That is Allah your Fosterer, so serve Him. Will you not then mind?
To Him will be the return of all of you, the promise of Allah is true. He it is Who begins the creation, then gets it reproduced that He may reward with justice those who believe and do righteous works. And for those who do not believe, there will be a drink of hot water and a painful punishment, because they did not believe.
He it is Who has made the sun self luminous and the moon radiant (reflecting the sun light) and programmed for it stages that you may know the number of years and (keep) the account. Allah did not create that but in reality. He explains the signs in detail for a people who have knowledge.
In the alternation of the night and the day and (in) that which Allah has created in the skies and the earth, there are certainly signs for a people who guard (against evil).
Those who do not hope to meet Us and are pleased with the life of this world and are satisfied with it and those who are heedless of Our signs,
for such, their settling place is certainly the fire because of that which they used to earn.
Those who believe and do righteous works, their Fosterer will certainly guide them through their belief, (to) rivers flowing beneath them in gardens of bliss.
Their call therein will be, “You are glorified (above all) O Allah,” and their greeting therein will be “Peace,” and another call of theirs will be that, “Praise is due only for Allah, the Fosterer of the worlds.”
And if Allah were to hasten for mankind the evil, as they wish the hastening of good on them, then their term would have been brought to an end for them; so We leave those who do not hope to meet Us, blindly wandering on in their rebellion.
And when harm afflicts man he prays to Us, lying on his side or sitting or standing but when We remove from him that which harmed him, he passes on as if he had not prayed to Us for the harm that had afflicted him. Thus, that which they do is made fair seeming to the extravagant.
And We indeed destroyed generations before you when they were unjust, and their messengers had come to them with clear proofs but they did not believe. Thus do We reward the criminal people.
Then We made you the successors in the earth after them, to see how you act.
And when Our clear communications are read to them, those who do not hope to meet Us say, “Bring a Quran other than this or change it.” Say, “It is not for me to change it of my own accord, I follow nothing except that which is communicated to me, I certainly fear the punishment of the great day, if I disobey my Fosterer.”
Say, “Had Allah willed, I would not have read the (Quran) to you, and He would not have made you understand it, I have indeed lived a life time among you before it (was revealed to me). Do you not then understand?”
Who then, is more unjust than he who forges a lie against Allah or denies His signs? The criminals will certainly not be successful.
And they serve besides Allah that which neither harms them nor profits them and say, “These are our mediators with Allah.” Say, “Do you inform Allah of that which is in the skies and in the earth (which you presume that) He does not know?” Glory be to Him and Highly Exalted be He above all that they associate (with Him) as partners.
And mankind were but a single community, then they disagreed. And had a word not gone forth from your Fosterer, the matter in which they had disagreed among themselves would have been settled (once for all). for all).
And they say, “Why has not a sign been sent down on him from his Fosterer?” So tell (them), “(I do not know) the unrevealed (affairs, it) is only for Allah (to decide), so wait, I (too), with you, will be of those who wait.”
And when We make mankind to taste mercy after the harm that had afflicted them, then they devise a plan against Our signs. Say, “Allah is Fastest at planning, Our messengers certainly record that which you all plan.”
He it is Who makes you travel in the land and the sea, till when you are in the ships, and they sail with them due to a pleasant breeze and they are happy with it, a violent wind comes to it and (with it) a wave comes to them from all sides and they think that they are encompassed therein, (then) they pray to Allah making religion exclusively for Him, “If You deliver us from this then we will definitely be of those who are grateful.”
But when He delivers them (from the storm), they rebel in the earth without having the right to do so. O mankind ! your rebellion is only against yourselves, a provision of the life of this world, then to Us will be your return, then We will inform you of that which you used to do.
The likeness of the life of this world is only like water which We send down from the sky, then with the (water) mixes up the vegetation of the earth, from which mankind and cattle eat, to the extent that the earth takes up its decoration and is adorned (with luxuriant vegetation); and (when) its owners think that they are all powerful over (getting full benefit out of) it, Our command comes (down on it) by night or by day and We make it a reaped (field of vegetation) as if it had not flourished yesterday. Thus do We explain the signs in detail for a people who reflect.
And Allah invites you to the home of peace and guides whom He wills to the straight path.
For those who do good is a good (reward) and more, neither darkness nor disgrace will cover their faces, those are the inhabitants of the garden, they will stay therein.
And those who earn evils, (their) reward (will be) similar to their evil and disgrace will cover them, there will be no protector for them (to protect them) from Allah, their faces will be as if they were covered with pieces of dark night, those are the inhabitants of the fire, they will stay therein.
And on the day when We will gather them all together, then say to those who associated partners (with Us), “(Stay in) your places ! you and your partners.” Then We will separate them one from the other and their (presumed) partners will say, “It was not us that you served (worshipped),
so Allah is sufficient as a witness between us and you that we were unaware of your serving (worshipping) us.”
There every soul will examine that which it had sent before, and they will be returned to Allah their Real Guardian, and that which they used to falsely fabricate will go away from them.
Say, “Who provides you from the skies and the earth or who is it that has power over the hearing and the sight and who brings forth the living from the dead and brings forth the dead from the living and who governs the affair (of the universe)?” They will immediately say, “Allah,” then say, “Will you not then guard?”
So, that is Allah your Real Fosterer. Then what is left after truth except error? How then are you turned away (from the truth)?
Thus the word of your Fosterer is proved true on those who exceed the limits that they will not believe.
Say, “Is there anyone among your (presumed) partners (of Allah) who begins the creation then gets it reproduced?” Say, “Allah begins the creation then gets it reproduced, how then are you turned away (from the truth)?” “Allah begins the creation then gets it reproduced, how then are you turned away (from the truth)?”
Say, “Is there anyone among your (presumed) partners (of Allah) who guides to the truth?” Say, “Allah guides to the truth.” Then has He, Who guides to the truth, greater right that He should be followed, or he who does not go aright unless he (himself) is guided? Then what is the matter with you? How do you judge?”
And most of them follow nothing but conjecture (and) conjecture is certainly of no use in anything compared to the truth, and Allah is certainly the Knower of that which they do.
And this Quran is not such that it could be invented by someone besides Allah, but it confirms that which is before it and it is a detailed explanation of the book (prescribed law) from the Fosterer of the worlds, in which there is nothing doubtful.
Or do they say, “He has invented it.” Say, “(If any human being can invent it) then bring one chapter like it and call whomever you can besides Allah, if you are truthful.”
No ! they deny it because of that (part of it) which they cannot grasp through their (existing) knowledge and (because) its interpretation has not yet come to them. Thus did those before them deny, then see how the end of the unjust was (brought about).
And of them is he who believes in it, and of them is he who does not believe in it and your Fosterer has the best knowledge of those who are corrupt.
And if they deny you then say, “For me my deeds and for you your deeds; you are free from that which I do and I am free from that which you do.”
And of them are those who (pretend to) hear you. But can you make the deaf to hear when they are not (in a position to) understand?
And of them are those who look at you. But can you show the way to the blind when they are not (in a position to) see?
Allah is certainly not unjust to human beings in anything but human beings are unjust to themselves.
And the day on which He will gather them, it will be as if they did not stay (in the earth) except for a part of a day, they will recognise each other. Those who denied the meeting with Allah and were not guided, will be at a loss.
And whether We show you a part of that which We promise them or take you back (i.e. cause you to die before that), ultimately their return is to Us; then (even after you) Allah will be a Witness over that which they do.
And for every community there was a messenger, so when their messenger came to them (their affair was) decided between them with justice and they were not dealt with unjustly.
And they say, “When will this promise be fulfilled, if you are truthful.”
Say, “I do not have power (even to) harm or benefit myself (I have nothing) except that which Allah wills For every community there is a (fixed) term, when their term comes (to an end), then they can neither postpone it for (some) time nor advance it.”
Say, “Do you see, whether His punishment comes to you by night or by day, what is there of it, which the criminals wish to hasten?
Then will you believe in it (only) when it has befallen? What ! now (you believe) and (earlier, not believing in it) you had wished for its hastening.”
Then it will be said to those who were unjust, “Taste the punishment that stays. Will you be rewarded for something other than that which you used to earn?”
And they ask you to inform them, “Is that true?” Say, “Yes! and by my Fosterer, it is certainly true and you cannot defeat (the truth).”
And if every soul that was unjust had (all) that is in the earth, it would offer it as ransom, and they will hide the regrets when they see the punishment, and (the affair will be) decided between them with justice and they will not be dealt with unjustly.
Beware ! certainly all that is in the skies and the earth is Allah’s. Beware ! certainly the promise of Allah is true but the majority of them does not know.
He gives life and causes to die and to Him you will be returned.
O mankind ! there has come to you an admonition from your Fosterer and a healing for (the diseases) which are in the hearts and a guidance and a mercy for the believers.
Say, “In the grace of Allah and in His mercy, then in that, let them be happy, that is better than what they gather (hoard).”
Say, “Have you seen the provision which Allah has sent down for you? Then you make (something) of it unlawful and (something) lawful.” Say, “Has Allah permitted you (to make things lawful and unlawful) or do you forge (a lie) against Allah?”
And what do those who forge a lie against Allah guess (regarding) the day of resurrection? Allah is certainly Graceful to mankind but the majority of them is not grateful.
And you are not (engaged) in any affair nor do you read about it from the Quran nor do you execute any work but We are Witnesses over you when you are engaged in it. And not (even) the weight of a particle in the earth or in the sky is hidden from your Fosterer and nothing less than that nor greater but it is (recorded) in a clear record.
Beware ! certainly (for) the friends of Allah, there will neither be any fear on them nor will they grieve.
Those who believe and guard (against evil),
for them is good news in the life of this world and in the hereafter, there is no change in the words of Allah, that is a great achievement.
And do not let their speech grieve you, certainly the might is totally Allah’s, He is the Hearing, the Knowing.
Beware ! whoever is in the skies and whoever is in the earth is certainly Allah’s, and what do they follow who pray to (their presumed) partners besides Allah? They follow nothing but conjecture, and they do nothing but lie.
He it is Who made the night for you that you may rest therein and the day for visibility, certainly there are signs therein for a people who listen.
They say, “Allah has taken a son,” far it is from His Glory, He is Independent, His is whatever is in the skies and whatever is in the earth, you have no authority with you for this (statement of yours). Do you say about Allah that which you do not know?
Say, “Those who forge a lie against Allah will not be successful.”
(They have made such activities the source of their) provision in this world, then to Us will be their return, then We will make them taste a severe punishment because they did not believe.
And read to them the news of Nuh when he said to his people, “O my people ! if my staying (with you) and my reminding through the signs of Allah is hard on you, then (as for me), I put my trust in Allah, now you make a collective decision in your affair along with your (presumed) partners (of Allah) then do not let your affair be dubious to you, then have it executed against me and give me no time. and give me no time.
But if you turn back , then I have not asked you for any reward, my reward is with none but Allah and I have been commanded to be of those who submit (as Muslims).”
But they denied him so We saved him and those with him in the ship, and made them successors and drowned those who denied Our signs. See then, how the end of those who were warned was (brought about).
Then after him We raised messengers (who were sent) to their people, and they came to them with clear proofs but they were not ready to believe in that which they had denied earlier. Thus do We set a seal on the hearts of those who exceed the limits.
Then after them We raised Musa and Harun (and sent them) to Firawn and the leaders of his (community) with Our signs, but they considered themselves great and they were a criminal people.
So when the truth came to them from Us they said, “This is certainly clear magic.”
Musa said, “Do you speak (like this) about the truth when it has come to you? Is this magic? And magicians are not successful.”
They said, “Have both of you come to us to turn us away from that on which we found our fathers, and thereby become great in the earth? But we will not believe in you.”
And Firawn said, “Bring to me every learned magician.”
So when the magicians came, Musa said to them, “Put down that which you are to put down.”
So when they had put down (and exhibited their magic), Musa said, “What you have come with is magic, Allah will certainly falsify it, Allah certainly does not set right the work of those who are corrupt,
and Allah confirms the truth by His words though the criminals may dislike.”
So none believed in Musa except the descendants of his people due to the fear of Firawn and their leaders, lest he should persecute them, and Firawn was certainly dominating in the earth and he was certainly of the extravagant.
And Musa said, “O my people ! if you believe in Allah then put your trust in Him, if you are those who submit(as Muslims).”
So they said, “We put our trust in Allah; our Fosterer ! do not make us an (item of) trial for the unjust people,
and deliver us through your mercy from a people who are infidels.”
And We communicated to Musa and his brother, “Settle your people in houses in Egypt and make your houses the Qibla (direction during worship) and establish worship (salat) and give good news to the believers.
And Musa said, “Our Fosterer ! You have given to Firawn and the leaders of his (community) adornment and wealth in the life of this world, our Fosterer ! that they may mislead people from Your way. Our Fosterer ! destroy their wealth and harden their hearts so that they do not believe till they see the painful punishment.”
He said, “The prayer of both of you is accepted, so be established (on your religion) and do not follow the way of those who do not have knowledge.”
And We made the children of Israel to cross the sea. Then Firawn and his army followed them in rebellion and transgression till when the drowning grasped him, he said, “I believe that there is no god but He in Whom the children of Israel believe and I am of those who submit (as Muslims).” m the children of Israel believe and I am of those who submit (as Muslims).”
What ! now ! and you had disobeyed earlier and you were of those who were corrupt.
So this day We will deliver you in (the form of) your bodythat you may be a sign for those who come after you, and certainly there are many of the human beings who are heedless of Our signs.
And We indeed made the children of Israel settle down a real settling and We provided them with the good things, then they did not disagree till the knowledge came to them. Your Fosterer will certainly decide between them on the day of resurrection concerning that in which they used to disagree.
So if you are in a doubt regarding that which We have sent down to you then ask those who read the book (which was revealed) before you. The truth has indeed come to you from your Fosterer so do not be of those who doubt.
And do not be of those who deny the signs of Allah, then you (too) will be of those who are losers.
Those on whom the word of your Fosterer has proved true will certainly not believe,
even if every sign comes to them, till they see the painful punishment.
Then why was there not a single city which believed so that their belief would have profited them, except the people of Yunus? When they believed We removed from them the punishment of disgrace from the life of this world and We gave them provision till a time.
And had your Fosterer willed, those who are in the earth would have believed, all of them together. Will you then compel mankind till they become believers?
And it is not (possible) for any soul to believe except by the permission of Allah and He casts uncleanliness on those who have no sense.
Say, “See (all) that is there in the skies and the earth.” But signs and warnings are of no use for a people who do not believe.
Then do they wait for anything other than the days similar to (the days of) those who passed away before them? Say, “Then wait, I am (also) with you from among those who wait.”
Then We save Our messengers and those who believe; like that, it is incumbent on Us to save the believers.
Say, “O mankind ! if you are in doubt about my religion, then I do not serve those whom you serve besides Allah but I serve Allah who takes you back (causes you to die) and I have been commanded to be of the believers,”
and that, “Establish yourself for the upright religion (Islam) and do not be of the polytheists.
And do not pray to (something) besides Allah, which neither benefits you nor harms you, for if you do so, then you will certainly be of the unjust.
And if Allah afflicts you with harm, then there is none who can remove it but He, and if He intends good for you, then there is none who can keep back His grace, He grants it to whom He wills of His servants, and He is the Protectively Forgiving, the Merciful.”
Say, “O mankind ! the truth has come to you from your Fosterer, so whoever receives guidance, he receives guidance only for (the benefit of) his own soul, and whoever goes astray, then (the loss of his) going astray is only on him, and I am not a trustee over you.”
And follow that which is communicated to you and be patient till Allah judges and He is the Best of judges.