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17:1  Glorified is He who took His servant on a journey by night from the sacred mosque (the Ka´bah) to the furthest mosque (al-Aqsa), whose surroundings We blessed, to show him of Our signs, for He listens and sees.
17:2  And We gave Musa (Moses) the book and made it a guidance for the Children of Israel, (saying): do not take any protector besides Me.
17:3  They were descendants of those We carried with Nuh (Noah), for he was a grateful servant.
17:4  And We decreed for the Children of Israel in the book: you will cause corruption on earth twice and will display great arrogance.
17:5  Then when the first of the promises came We raised against you servants of Ours with terrifying strength and they devastated your homes and it was an accomplished promise.
17:6  Then We returned to you the advantage over them and helped you with wealth and children and increased you in numbers.
17:7  If you do good, you do good for your own souls, and if you do bad, then against them; then when the second of the promises came for them to strike your faces and to enter the temple as they had done the first time and to completely destroy what they conquered:
17:8  Maybe your Lord will have mercy on you, but if you do it again, We will do it again, and we have made hell a prison for those who reject (the truth).
17:9  This Qur´an guides to that which is more upright and gives good news to the believers who do good that they will have a great reward.
17:10  And that We have prepared for those who do not believe in the hereafter a painful punishment.
17:11  And man calls for bad as much as he calls for good, and man is always in haste.
17:12  And We made the night and the day as two markers and We erased the marker of the night and made the marker of the day visible for you to seek the favours from your Lord and so that you know the number of years and counting, and We arranged everything in detail.
17:13  And We attached every man´s destiny to his neck and produce a book for him on the day of resurrection which he finds laid open.
17:14  Read your book, it will suffice as your own account against you today.
17:15  Whoever wants to be guided is guided for his own good and who goes astray, goes astray only against himself, and no-one burdened will carry another´s burden, and We never punish until We send a messenger.
17:16  And if We want to destroy a town, We give authority to its affluent people, then they act immorally in it, so it deserves the decree, and We annihilate it completely.
17:17  And how many a generation after Nuh (Noah) did We destroy, and your Lord is sufficient to know and see the sins of His servants.
17:18  Whoever wants the immediate life, We hasten for whoever We please whatever We please in it, then We arrange hell for him in which he burns condemned and rejected.
17:19  And whoever wants the hereafter and makes an effort for it and is a believer, their effort will be acknowledged.
17:20  To all of them We extend the gifts of your Lord, and the gifts of your Lord are not held back.
17:21  See how We prefer some over others, and the hereafter will have even greater grading and preferment.
17:22  Do not place another god with Allah or you will be left condemned and abandoned.
17:23  And your Lord decreed that you should serve none but Him and show kindness to parents. If one or both of them reach old age with you, then do not say words of irritation to them nor scold them but speak to them with respect.
17:24  And give them comfort in humility out of mercy and say: my Lord, have mercy on them as they looked after me when I was little.
17:25  Your Lord knows best what is within you. If you are righteous, then He is forgiving to those who repent.
17:26  And give relatives their due and the poor and the traveller and do not be wasteful.
17:27  For the wasteful are the brothers of the devils, and the devil was ungrateful to his Lord.
17:28  And if you turn away from them seeking mercy from your Lord which you look forward to, then say words of ease to them.
17:29  And do not keep your hands tied to your neck nor stretch them out completely, so that you would be left regretful and destitute.
17:30  For your Lord expands the provision for whom He pleases and tightens it, for He knows and sees His servants.
17:31  And do not kill your children due to fear of poverty, We provide for them and for you. Killing them is a great sin.
17:32  And do not go near fornication, for it is indecency and a bad way.
17:33  And do not kill a soul, which Allah has forbidden, except with right. And if somebody was killed wrongfully, We have given authority to his successor, but let him not be excessive in killing, for he will be helped.
17:34  And do not approach the wealth of the orphan, except to improve it, until he reaches full strength, and keep promises, for promises will be asked about.
17:35  And always give full measure and weigh with a level balance, that is better and better in outcome.
17:36  And do not support anything of which you have no knowledge, for the hearing and eyesight and hearts all will be asked about.
17:37  And do not walk triumphant on earth, for you cannot cut through the earth nor reach the mountains in height.
17:38  The evil of all that is disliked by your Lord.
17:39  This is of the wisdom your Lord revealed to you, and do not place another god with Allah, so that you will be thrown regretful and rejected into hell.
17:40  Does your Lord then select sons for you and take females from amongst the angels? You make some great claim!
17:41  We have repeatedly explained things in this Qur´an so that they would reflect, but it only increases their disagreement.
17:42  Say: if there were other gods with Him as you say, then they would try to contest the owner of the throne.
17:43  Glorified and exalted is He greatly above what they say.
17:44  The seven heavens and the earth and whoever is within them glorify Him, and there is nothing which does not glorify His praise, but you do not understand their glorification, for He is gentle and forgiving.
17:45  And when you read the Qur´an We place between you and those who do not believe in the hereafter a protective barrier.
17:46  And We place a cover over their hearts, so they do not understand it, and a weight upon their ears, and if you mention your Lord alone in the Qur´an, they turn away in disagreement.
17:47  We know best what they listen to when they listen to you and when they talk secretly, when the wrongdoers say: you only follow a deranged man.
17:48  See how they coin likenesses for you and go astray and can´t find a way.
17:49  And they say: when we are bones and dust, are we going to be raised as a new creation?
17:50  Say: even if you were stones or iron,
17:51  Or some creation which seems greater to you. Then they will say: who will bring us back? Say: the One who originated you the first time. Then they will shake their heads at you and say: when will it be? Say: maybe it will be soon.
17:52  On the day He will call you and you will respond with His praise and think that you only stayed a little while.
17:53  And tell My servants to speak nicely as the devil causes provocation between them, for the devil is a clear enemy to man.
17:54  Your Lord knows best about you. If He pleases, He has mercy on you or, if He pleases, He punishes you, and We did not send you as a guardian over them.
17:55  And your Lord knows best who is in the heavens and on earth, and We have favoured some prophets over others and gave Dawud (David) the Psalms.
17:56  Say: call on those whom you claim besides Him, then they will have no power to remove harm from you nor change it.
17:57  Those on whom they call compete (themselves) as to who gets closest to Allah and look forward to His mercy and fear His punishment, for the punishment of your Lord is to be guarded against.
17:58  And there is no town which We will not destroy before the day of resurrection or punish severely, that is recorded in the book.
17:59  And nothing prevented us from sending signs except that the earliest communities denied them, and We gave Thamud the she-camel as a visible sign but they wronged her, and We only send signs as a warning.
17:60  And when We told you: your Lord has surrounded the people, and We only made the dream We showed you a test for the people, and the cursed tree in the Qur´an, and We frighten them but it only increases them in major transgression.
17:61  And when We said to the angels: Prostrate before Adam, they prostrated except for Iblis (the devil); he said: am I going to prostrate before someone You created from clay?
17:62  He said: Look at the one You have favoured above me, if You give me delay until the day of resurrection I will mislead his descendants except for a few.
17:63  He said: Go, then whoever follows you among them, hell is your reward, an ample reward!
17:64  And incite whoever you can among them with your voice and impress on them with your horses and men and share in their wealth and children and promise them, and the devil only promises them an illusion.
17:65  As for My servants, you have no authority over them, and your Lord is sufficient as protector.
17:66  Your Lord is the One who makes the ship move on the sea for you so you seek of His favours, for He is merciful to you.
17:67  And when harm afflicts you on sea, all whom you call upon besides Him disappear, then when He rescues you on to land, you renounce, and man is ungrateful.
17:68  Are you then safe from Him subjecting you to a landslide or sending a storm against you? Then you will not find a protector for yourselves.
17:69  Or are you safe that He returns you to it another time and sends against you a raging wind, then drowns you because you rejected (the truth), then you will not find anyone to assist you against Us.
17:70  And We have honoured the children of Adam and carried them on land and sea and provided well for them and favoured them greatly above many of those We created.
17:71  On the day We call every people with their leader, then who is given his book in his right hand, those will read their book and will not be wronged the least.
17:72  And whoever was blind in this world, he will be blind in the hereafter and most astray from the way.
17:73  And they were about to tempt you away from what We revealed to you so that you would invent something else against us, and then they would have taken you as a friend.
17:74  And had We not made you firm you would have inclined to them a little.
17:75  Then We would have made you taste double (the punishment) in life and double in death, then you would not have found for yourself a helper against Us.
17:76  And they were about to drive you out from the land in order to expel you from it, and then they would not have stayed behind after you except a little.
17:77  This was the custom for whoever We sent as messenger before you, and you will not find an alteration in Our custom.
17:78  Keep up prayer from the lowering of the sun to the darkness of night and recite the Qur´an at daybreak, for the recitation of the Qur´an at daybreak is witnessed.
17:79  And spend some of the night in prayer as an additional effort for you, your Lord might raise you to a recognised position.
17:80  And say: my Lord, provide me an honourable entrance and an honourable exit, and give me authority and assistance from You.
17:81  And say: the truth has come and falsehood has vanished, for falsehood always vanishes.
17:82  And We have revealed of the Qur´an that which is a healing and mercy for the believers, and it only increases the wrongdoers in loss.
17:83  And when We give blessings to man, he rebels and keeps aside, and when harm afflicts him, he is despondent.
17:84  Say: let everyone do as he sees fit, for your Lord knows best who is most guided on the way.
17:85  And they ask you about the Spirit. Say: the Spirit is from the command of my Lord and you were only given very little knowledge.
17:86  And if We pleased, We would take away that which We revealed to you, then you would not find for yourself a protector against Us.
17:87  Except by the mercy of your Lord, for His favours upon you are great.
17:88  And if men and jinn combined to bring similar to this Qur´an, they would not bring anything similar to it, even if they supported each other.
17:89  And We have explained to people in this Qur´an all kind of examples, but most people refuse anything but rejection.
17:90  And they say: we will not believe until you make a spring gush out of the earth for us.
17:91  Or you have a garden of palm trees and grapes and the rivers run through it.
17:92  Or you make the sky fall on us like you claimed or you bring Allah and the angels in front of us.
17:93  Or you have a house of gold or ascend in the sky, and we will not believe in your ascent until you bring down to us a book we can read. Say: Glorified is my Lord, am I anything but a man and messenger?
17:94  And nothing prevents people from believing when the guidance comes to them except that they say: did Allah raise a man as a messenger?
17:95  Say: if angels walked safely on earth, We would have send upon them from the sky an angel as a messenger.
17:96  Say: Allah is sufficient as a witness between me and you, for He knows and sees His servants.
17:97  And whomever Allah guides, he is guided, and whom He lets go astray, you will not find protectors besides Him for them, and We gather them on the day of resurrection on their faces, blind, dumb and deaf. Their abode is hell; whenever it dies out We increase the flame for them.
17:98  This is the punishment for having rejected Our signs. And they say: when we are bones and dust, are we going to be raised as a new creation?
17:99  Have they not considered that Allah, who created the heavens and the earth, is capable of creating the like of them? And He has appointed for them a fixed term in which there is no doubt, but the wrongdoers refuse anything but rejection.
17:100  Say: if you were to own the treasures of your Lord´s mercy you would withhold out of fear of poverty, and man is always stingy.
17:101  We gave Musa (Moses) seven clear signs, so ask the Children of Israel, when he came to them and Pharaoh said to him: Oh Musa (Moses), I think you are deranged.
17:102  He said: you already know that these were sent by the Lord of the heavens and the earth as clear evidence, and oh Pharaoh, I think you are doomed.
17:103  And he wanted to drive them out of the land, so We drowned him and all those with him.
17:104  And after that We said to the Children of Israel: live on the land, then when the final promise comes, We bring you herded together.
17:105  And We revealed it in truth and in truth it came down, and We only sent you as a bringer of good news and warner.
17:106  And it is a Qur´an which We have divided so that you recite it to people gradually, and We have sent it down successively.
17:107  Say: believe in it or do not believe in it, those who were given knowledge before fall prostrate on their faces when it is recited to them.
17:108  And they say: glorified is our Lord, the promise of our Lord will come to pass.
17:109  And they fall prostrate on their faces crying, and it increases them in humility.
17:110  Say: call on Allah or call on the Merciful, whatever you call on, His are the most beautiful names. And do not be loud in your prayer nor hide it, and seek a way between that.
17:111  And say: Allah is praised who did not adopt a son nor does He have a partner in the kingdom nor does He have an ally from beneath Him, and proclaim His greatness.