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A.L.M.R. (Alif. Lam. Mim. Ra.) These are the verses of the book. And what was sent down to you from your Lord is the truth, but most people do not believe.
God is the One Who raised the skies without any pillars that you see, then He reigned over the dominion, and He controlled the sun and the moon, each running (its course) in a finite period. He directs the affairs; He explains the verses (signs) so that you may be certain of meeting your Lord.
And He is the One Who spread out the earth and put mountains and rivers in it, and He made two kinds of every fruit (male and female) in it, He covers the night over the day. Indeed, there are signs in that for people who think.
And on the earth, there are adjacent pieces and gardens of grapes and plantation and date palms from the same root and not from the same root watered with the same water, and We make some of them preferable to eat than the others. Indeed, there are signs in that for people who understand.
And if you are surprised, then their saying is astonishing: “Will we be created again when we turn into dust?” They are those who disbelieved in their Lord, and they will have shackles around their necks, and they will be inhabitants of the fire, remaining in it forever.
They ask you to rush with the bad before the good while similar examples (of punishment) have passed before them. And your Lord certainly has forgiveness for people about their wrongdoing, and indeed your Lord is severe in punishment.
Those who disbelieve say: “Why a miracle (sign) was not sent down to him from his Lord?” You are only a warner. And for every group there is a guide.
God knows what every female carries (during pregnancy), and how much the wombs fall short or exceed (in length or in number), and everything with Him is in proper measures.
(God is) knower of the unseen and the visible, the greatest and the highest.
It is the same whether any of you hides the word or anyone says it loud, or whether anyone hides in the night or goes about in the day.
For each (person) there are followers in front of him and behind him which observe him by God’s command. Indeed, God does not change condition of any people until they change what is in themselves. And when God wants something bad for a people, there is no turning it away and they have no protector besides Him.
He is the One Who shows you the lightning, a fear and a hope, and He produces the heavy clouds.
And the thunder glorifies Him with His praise, and so do angels from His fear. And He sends lightning, and He strikes anyone He wants with it, and yet they argue about God, and He is severe in punishment.
The true calling belongs to Him, and those whom they call on other than Him do not answer them at all, except like someone who stretches his hands toward the water to reach his mouth, but it does not reach it. And the call of the disbelievers is only in error (and it is useless).
Everyone in the skies and on the earth shows humbleness to God, willingly or unwillingly, and so do their shadows in the mornings and the afternoons.
Say: “Who is the Lord of the skies and the earth?” Say: “God.” Say: “Did you take protectors besides God who have no power to benefit or to harm themselves?” Say: “Are the blind and the one who sees equal, or are the darkness and the light equal? Or did they make partners for God that created as He created, and it seemed like the creation to them?” Say: “God is the creator of everything, and He is the One, the supreme (and dominant).”
He sends down water (rain) from the sky and it flows in the river valleys (riverbeds) according to their measure, then the current carries the foam that is built up (on its surface). And a similar foam (builds up) from what they melt in the fire to make ornaments or utensils. That is how God gives example of (compares) truth and falsehood. As for the foam, it goes away uselessly, but what benefits people stays on the earth. This is how God gives the examples.
For those who answer their Lord is the good (reward), while those who do not answer Him, if they had all that is on the earth and the like of it with that, they would have offered it as compensation. They have the bad account, and their housing will be hell, a miserable resting place.
Is someone who knows what is sent down to you from your Lord is the truth like someone who is blind? Only people of understanding take notice.
Those who fulfill God’s promise and do not break the commitment,
and those who join what God ordered it to be joined, and they fear their Lord, and they are afraid of the bad account,
and those who persevere looking for their Lord’s pleasure (and His attention) and perform mandatory prayer and they spend from what We have provided for them secretly and openly and they counter badness with goodness, for them is the final home.
Eternal gardens, which they enter it with anyone who was righteous among their fathers and their spouses and their descendants. And the angels enter upon them from every gate (saying:)
“Peace (and well-being) upon you for your perseverance.” And how excellent is the final home!
And those who break God’s promise after committing to it and cut what God ordered it to be joined and commit corruption on the earth, they have the curse upon them, and the bad home is for them.
God increases and decreases the provision for anyone He wants (according to his laws). And they (disbelievers) are happy with this world's life, while this world’s life is only a brief joy compared to the Hereafter.
Those who disbelieve say: “Why a miracle has not been sent down to him from his Lord?” Say: “God misguides anyone He wants and guides to Himself anyone who turns to Him.”
Those who believe, their hearts are reassured by remembering God. No doubt, the hearts are reassured by remembering God.
Those who believe and do good, they will have happiness and a good place of return.
As such We sent you to a group that other groups before it had passed away, so that you read to them what We revealed to you while they disbelieve in the beneficent. Say: “He is my Lord, there is no god except Him, I put my trust in Him, and my return is to Him.”
If there was a Quran that the mountains were moved by it, or the earth was torn into pieces by it or the dead were made to speak by it (they still would not believe in it). No, but all affairs (and commands) belong to God. Do those who believe not give up hope (and realize) that if God wants, He will guide all the people? And those who disbelieve, catastrophe will not stop to happen to them or to fall near their homes because of what they do, until God’s promise comes. Indeed, God does not break His promise.
And messengers before you were certainly ridiculed, but I gave those who disbelieved some time and then took them (in punishment). How was My punishment?
Does anyone (besides God) watch over what everyone does? And yet they make partners for God. Say: “Name them, or do you inform Him about something that He does not know on the earth, or is it (just) superficial words?” No, but for those who disbelieve their plot is beautified and they are kept back from the (right) way. And anyone who God misguides has no guide.
They have punishment in this world’s life, and the punishment in the Hereafter is certainly harder, and they will have no protector against God.
Example of the garden which is promised to those who are cautious (of God) is rivers flowing through it, and its food and shade are forever. This is the end of those who are cautious (of God), and the end of the disbelievers is the fire.
Those to whom We gave the book are happy with what has been sent down to you, and some among the parties disbelieve in part of it. Say: “I am only ordered to serve God and do not associate (any partner) with Him, I invite to Him and the return is to Him.”
That is how We have sent it (Quran) down, a ruling (and a law) in Arabic. And if you follow their desires after what has come to you from the knowledge, then there is no supporter and no protector for you against God.
We have certainly sent messengers before you and appointed wives and children for them. And it was not (possible) for a messenger to bring a sign (or a miracle) except with God’s permission. For every period there is a mandate (or a record).
God erases and records what He wants, and the main book is with Him.
And whether We show you some of that (punishment) which We promise them or We make you die (before that), your only responsibility is delivering (the message), and reckoning is Our responsibility.
Do they not see that We come to the land and We reduce it from its sides? And God orders and no one revises/delays His order, and He is quick in reckoning.
And those (disbelievers) before them did certainly plot, but all plots belongs to God. He knows what everyone does. And the disbelievers are going to know who gets the final home (in the Hereafter).
And those who disbelieve say: “You are not a messenger.” Say: “God and anyone who has knowledge of the book are enough as witness between me and you.”
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