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34:1  Praise be to Allah, everything in the Heavens and the Earth belongs to Him; and the praise will be His in the Hereafter, the Wise, the Aware.
34:2  He knows what goes inside the Earth and what comes out of it, and what comes down from the sky and what goes up. He is the Caring, the Forgiving.
34:3  The disbelievers say, “the Hour won’t come for us.” Say: “Not so! By my Lord the Knower of the unseen, it will strike you. Not an atom’s weight in the Heavens and the Earth is hidden from Him; nor does anything smaller or bigger than that exist that is not written down in a Clear Book.
34:4  Allah will reward the believers who did righteous deeds, they will be forgiven and blessed with generous provision.
34:5  Those who tried desperately to undermine Our Quran will be severely punished.
34:6  Those given the knowledge of earlier revelations consider as the truth what is revealed to you by your Lord, and accept that it leads to the path of the Almighty, the Praiseworthy.
34:7  The disbelievers say, “Shall we show you a man who says, when you die and you are decomposed, you will be created anew?
34:8  He has either invented a lie about Allah, or is possessed.” Not at all, those who don’t believe in the Hereafter will end up in torment, they’re wandering far from the truth.
34:9  Haven’t they considered all that is around them in the Heaven and Earth. If We so wanted, We could make the Earth swallow them, or drop a chunk of the sky on them. In that are signs for the servant of Allah who repents
34:10  We gave Dawud Our favours: “Mountains and birds! Echo My praises with him”; and We made the iron soft to his touch.
34:11  We told him: “Make coats of armour, and be precise with the links of chainmail, and do good. I see what you are doing.”
34:12  To Sulayman, We gave control of the wind, its outward and its return journey each covered the distance of a month; and We made a stream of molten brass to flow for him. By the authority of His Lord some jinn worked under his control, and if any one of them deviated from Our command, We punished them with the fiery Blaze.
34:13  They worked for Sulayman, building whatever he wanted: lofty chambers, statues, basins as big as water tanks, and huge fixed cauldrons. We said: “Work, children of Dawud, be thankful. Not many of My servants are thankful.”
34:14  When We decreed Sulayman’s death, the only way they knew he was dead was when the woodworm ate his staff and he tumbled to the ground. The jinn then realised that if they had knowledge of the unseen, they would never have continued with their demeaning, punishing tasks
34:15  The dam had gardens on both sides, the right and the left, and between them were their houses. A sign for the people of Sheba. “Eat of the provision of your Lord,” they were told, “and be thankful to Him. You have a fertile country and a Forgiving Lord.”
34:16  They turned away from Our call, so We sent the floodwater of the broken dam against them, and We turned their gardens into gardens that now produced bitter fruit, Tamarisks, and the sparse thorny Lote tree.
34:17  That’s how We repaid their ingratitude. Would We reward anyone in this way except the ungrateful
34:18  We allowed the growth of towns that were easily visible all the way from Yemen to Greater Syria, they were blessed with fruit trees and water, making travelling between them easy; and We said: “Travel this land in safety by night or by day.”
34:19  Despite this they said, “Our Lord has made our journeys even longer.” They were unthankful. We made them a legend, destroying them. In that are signs for the patient and thankful.
34:20  Satan’s assessment of them proved right, they followed him; except for a group of believers
34:21  over who he had no power. We will distinguish believers in the Hereafter from those who were doubtful. Your Lord is the Protector of everything
34:22  Say Messenger: “Call those you claim to be gods beside Allah. They don’t control an atom’s weight in the Heavens or on Earth; they have no share in them, nor do they have any helper.”
34:23  No intercession by angels or others will benefit in His presence, except for the one granted permission. Only when the terror of Judgement Day is released from their hearts will the angels on high ask: “What did your Lord say?” Those below will say, “The truth! And He is the Exalted, the Great.”
34:24  Ask, Messenger: “Who provides you sustenance from the Heavens and the Earth?” Say: “Allah. It is either you or us: since only one can be guided, the other must be misguided.”
34:25  Say: “You will not be questioned about what you think we are guilty of, nor shall we be questioned about what you did.”
34:26  Say: “Our Lord will gather us all, then He will judge us justly. He is the Supreme Judge, the Knower.”
34:27  Say: “Show me those you associate as partners with Allah. Never! Allah is Almighty, the Wise.
34:28  We sent you to all the people of the world as a messenger of good news, and a warner; but most people don’t know this.
34:29  And they say, “When will this promise be fulfilled, if you are telling the truth?”
34:30  Tell them: “You have a fixed day, which you can’t delay nor bring forward even by a single hour.
34:31  The disbelievers say, “We won’t believe in this Quran, or in the scriptures that came before it.” If only you could see the wrongdoers standing before their Lord, each criticising the other, some of the oppressed will say to the arrogant, “If it hadn’t been for you, we would have been believers.”
34:32  The arrogant will reply, “Was it really us who blocked your path to guidance after it came to you? Not at all, you were sinners.”
34:33  The oppressed will say to the arrogant, “Not so! This is a trick of calling day night and night day. Remember when you used to order us to disbelieve in Allah and set up rivals with Him?” They will conceal their remorse when they see the punishment, and We shall put iron collars around the necks of the disbelievers. Shouldn’t We reward them for what they did
34:34  Never did We send a warner to a city without the well-to-do saying, “We reject what you are sent with.”
34:35  And also added, “Because we have plenty of wealth and offspring we won’t be tormented.”
34:36  Say to them: “My Lord is the one Who either increases or withholds the provision as He pleases,” but most people don’t know.
34:37  It is neither your wealth nor your offspring that will bring you closer to Us, but belief and the righteousness; the reward of such people will be doubled due to their deeds, and they will be safe in lofty apartments.
34:38  Those who tried desperately to undermine Our signs shall be tormented forever.
34:39  Say: “My Lord increases or withholds the provision of any one of His servants as He pleases. Whatever you spend in charity, He shall repay it. He is the Best Provider.
34:40  On the Day He gathers them together, He will ask the angels: “Are these the ones who worshipped you?”
34:41  The angels will say, “Glory be to you! Only you are our patron, not them. Rather, they worshipped the jinn, and most of them had faith in them.”
34:42  On this Day none of you will have the power to benefit or to harm the other, and We shall say to the wrongdoers: “Taste the torment of the Fire, you denied.”
34:43  Whenever Our clear verses are recited they say, “This man wants to stop you from worshipping what your forefathers worshipped.” And they say, “This Quran is fabricated lies.” When the truth came to them the disbelievers said, “This is clearly magic.
34:44  Before you We never gave them books to study, or sent them a warner.
34:45  Those before them also denied the truth, though they haven’t got more than a tenth of what We gave them, still they rejected My messengers. So, imagine how terrible My condemnation will be.
34:46  Say: “I will give you one piece of advice: stand for Allah, whether you are alone or in pairs, and then think deeply. Your companion is not possessed; rather, he is warning you about the severe punishment about to come.”
34:47  Say: “Whatever reward I may have asked from you, keep it; Allah will reward me. He is the Witness of everything.”
34:48  Say: “My Lord, the Knower of all mysteries, launched the truth.”
34:49  Say: “The truth has come, falsehood has vanished and will not return.”
34:50  Say: “If I went off course, then I am only leading myself astray; however, if I am guided, then it is due to what my Lord has revealed. He is a Hearer, near at hand.”
34:51  If only you could see the disbelievers in a state of terror. There will be no escape when they are snatched from nearby.
34:52  They will say, “We believe!” How can they possibly receive faith now,
34:53  when previously they had denied it? They are stabbing in the dark from far away,
34:54  and a barrier is put up between them and their desires, as happened with their type before; because they were deeply suspicious.In the name of Allah, the Kind, the Caring