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15:1  Alif 'A', Lam 'L', Ra 'R'. These are the verses of the Book and (of) a clear Qur'an (that makes things manifest) .
15:2  Often will those who disbelieved wish that they were Muslims
15:3  Leave them (alone) so that they may eat and enjoy themselves, and that they may be bemused by hope for they will soon know.
15:4  And never did We destroy a township, but it had a known decree.
15:5  No nation outstrips its term, nor can they postpone (it)
15:6  And they (unbelievers) said: 'O' you to whom the (Divine) Reminder has been sent down, you are surely insane;
15:7  If you are of the truthful ones, why do you not bring to us the angels
15:8  We do not send angels but with the Truth, and then they would not be respited.
15:9  Verily, We Ourself have sent down the Reminder (the Qur'an) and verily We, (Ourself) will be its Guardian
15:10  And indeed, We sent (messengers) before you among the nations of the ancients.
15:11  And there came no messenger to them, but they used to mock at him.
15:12  Thus do We make it to enter into the hearts of the guilty.
15:13  (But) they do not believe in it and such has been the way of the ancients.
15:14  And even if We opened to them a gate from the sky, so that they ascended into it all the while,
15:15  They would definitely say: Indeed our eyes have been blindfolded, rather we are a people bewitched.
15:16  And indeed, We have established constellations in the sky and We have decorated them for the beholders,
15:17  And We have guarded them against every accursed Satan.
15:18  Save him who steals the hearing, so there pursues him a clear flame.
15:19  And We have spread the earth, and We have cast therein firm mountains, and We have grown in it of every thing in due balance.
15:20  And We have provided means of subsistence therein for you and for him whom you are not responsible for his sustenance.
15:21  And there is not a thing but with Us are its treasures, and We do not send it down save in appointed measure.
15:22  And We send winds fertilizing, and We send down water from the sky, so We give it to you to drink of, while you are not its treasurers.
15:23  And certainly We make alive and We cause to die and We are the (only)Heirs.
15:24  And indeed We know those of you who have gone before and We are certainly aware of the succeeding ones.
15:25  And verily, it is your Lord Who will gather them together, verily He is All- Wise, All- Knowing.
15:26  And certainly We created man of raw clay, of black mud moulded.
15:27  And the jinn We created before, of intensively burning fire.
15:28  And (remember) when your Lord said to the angels: 'Verily, I am about to create man of raw clay, of black mud moulded'.
15:29  So when I have completed him and I have breathed into him of My Spirit, fall you down, prostrating yourselves unto him
15:30  So the angels fell prostrate, all of them together,
15:31  Except 'Iblis; he refused to be with those who prostrated (in obedience) .
15:32  He said: 'O' Iblis! What is your reason for not being with those who prostrated (in obedience) '
15:33  ('Iblis) said: 'I am not such that I prostrate myself unto a man whom You have created of raw clay, of black mud moulded'.
15:34  He said: 'Then get out of it, for verily you are driven away accursed'.
15:35  And, verily, the curse will be on you until the Day of Judgment.
15:36  ('Iblis) said: 'O' Lord! Respite me then till the day when they are raised
15:37  Said He: 'Then verily you are of the respited ones'.
15:38  Till the day of the appointed time.
15:39  ('Iblis) said: 'O' Lord! because You have left me to stray, certainly I will adorn (evil) to them on the earth, and certainly I will cause them all to go astray'.
15:40  Except Your chosen servants among them.
15:41  Said He: 'This is for Me a straight path (which I have undertaken) '.
15:42  Verily, (as regards) My (devoted) servants, there is not for you over them any authority, except those who follow you of the deviators.
15:43  And verily Hell is certainly the promised place of them all.
15:44  It has seven gates, for every gate there shall be a (separate) party of them assigned.
15:45  Verily, the pious ones shall be amidst gardens and watersprings.
15:46  (They will be addressed:) 'Enter you therein in peace, secure'.
15:47  And We remove whatever rancour may be in their breasts. (They will be as) brothers upon coaches, face to face.
15:48  No toil there shall afflict them in it, nor shall they be ever cast out of it.
15:49  (O Prophet!) Inform My servants (that) verily I am the Forgiving, the Merciful,
15:50  And that My chastisement is the painful chastisement.
15:51  And inform them of the guests of Abraham.
15:52  When they entered upon him and said: 'Peace', he said: 'Verily we are scared of you! '
15:53  They said: 'Be not afraid! Verily we give you the good news of a son endowed with knowledge.
15:54  He said: 'Do you give me such good news (of a son) while old age has touched me ? Of what do you give me good news
15:55  They (the guests) said: 'We give you good news of the Truth. Therefore, be you not of the despairing ones'.
15:56  He said: 'And who despairs of the mercy of his Lord save those who are astray '
15:57  He said: 'What is your business, then, O' you (Divine) messengers
15:58  They said: 'Verily we have been sent unto a guilty people (to annihilate them) ',
15:59  Save the family of Lot, We shall surely rescue them all.
15:60  Except his wife, of whom we decreed that she should be among those who remain behind ( in the chastisement) .
15:61  So when the (Divine) messengers came unto the family of Lot.
15:62  He said: 'Verily you are an unknown people'.
15:63  They said: 'Nay, but we have come to you with that in which they have been doubting'.
15:64  And we have come to you with the truth, and we are certainly truthful.
15:65  So set forth, you with your family, in a part of the night and do you go behind them and let not any one of you turn back, and go whither you are ordered.
15:66  And We made known this decree to him that the roots of those (sinners) should be cut off by the morning.
15:67  And the inhabitants of the town came rejoicing.
15:68  He said: 'Verily these are my guests, therefore do not disgrace me'.
15:69  And be in awe of Allah and do not put me to shame.
15:70  They said: 'Did we not dissuade you from (entertaining) people
15:71  He (Lot) said: 'These are my daughters, (you may wed them) if you desire to do so.
15:72  By your life (O' Prophet) , verily they were wandering on in their intoxication.
15:73  So the (violent) blast overtook them at the sunrise.
15:74  Thus We turned that city upside down and rained upon them stones of hard clay.
15:75  Verily, in this there are signs for those who by tokens do understand.
15:76  And verily it is on a way (yet) remaining.
15:77  Verily, in this there is a sign for the believers.
15:78  And verily, the inhabitants of 'Aykah were certainly unjust.
15:79  So We inflicted retribution on them and they are both, indeed, on a roadway manifest (in front of your eyes) .
15:80  And indeed the inhabitants of Hijr (also) rejected the messengers.
15:81  And We presented Our signs to them, but they turned away from them.
15:82  And they used to hew secure houses in the mountains.
15:83  So the (violent) blast overtook them in the morning.
15:84  And what they used to earn did not avail them.
15:85  And We did not create the heavens and the earth and what is between them two but with truth; and verily the Hour (of resurrection) is surely coming; then pardon you, with a gracious pardoning.
15:86  Verily your Lord, He is the Creator, the All- Knowing.
15:87  And indeed We have given you seven of the oft- repeated (verses) (Sura Al- Hamd) and the Grand Qur'an.
15:88  (O' prophet!) Do not strain your eyes after what we have given certain classes of them to enjoy, and do not grieve for them, and lower your wing (of affection) unto the believers.
15:89  And say: 'Verily I am the manifest Warner'.
15:90  (We shall send them chastisement) as We sent down on the dividers.
15:91  Those who made the Qur'an into shreds.
15:92  So, by your Lord, We shall surely question them all (in the Hereafter),
15:93  As to what they used to do.
15:94  Therefore, declare openly what you are bidden and turn you away from the polytheists.
15:95  Verily We will suffice you against the scoffers,
15:96  Those who set up another god with Allah, so they will soon know (the truth) .
15:97  And (O' prophet!) We certainly know your breast is straitened by what they say.
15:98  Therefore, (to reinforce yourself) , celebrate the praise of your Lord, and be of those who make prostration (unto Him) .
15:99  And worship your Lord until the Certain comes to you.