The revelation of this book (the Qur’an) is from Allah, the All-Mighty, the All-Wise.
Surely, We have sent down the book to you (O Muhammad) in truth. So worship Allah (alone) sincerely, the religion is for Allah.
Surely, the religion is completely for Allah (alone). Those who take protectors besides Him (say): “We worship them only so that they may bring us near to Allah.” Surely, Allah will judge between them concerning that in which they differ. Truly, Allah does not guide the one who is a liar, and a disbeliever.
Had Allah willed to take a son, He could have chosen anyone of those whom He has created and with whom He is pleased. But glory be to Him! Allah is the One, the Irresistible.
He has created the heavens and the earth with the truth. He makes the night overtake the day and makes the day overtake the night. He has subjected the sun and the moon, each is running for an appointed term. Surely, He is the All-Mighty, the Forgiving.
He has created you all from a single person (Adam); then made his wife (Eve) from him. He has sent down for you of cattle 8 in pairs. He creates you in the wombs of your mothers, creation after creation in 3 layers of darkness. Such is Allah, your Lord. The kingdom belongs to Him; there is no one worthy of worship but He. How can you then turn away?
If you disbelieve, then surely (know that), Allah does not need you. He does not like disbelief from His servants. If you are grateful (believer), He is pleased with you. No bearer of burdens shall bear the burden of another. Then your return is to your Lord. So He will inform you what you did. Surely, He is the All-Knower of that which is in the hearts.
And when some trouble touches people, they cry to their Lord, turning to Him in repentance. But when He bestows a Favor upon them from Him, they forget what they had supplicated (cried) to Him before, and they set up rivals to Allah in order to mislead others from His Way. Say: “Take pleasure in your disbelief for a while. Surely, you will be one of the inmates of the fire!”
Can the one who is obedient to Allah, prostrating or standing (in prayer) during the Hours of the night, fearing the Hereafter and hoping for the Mercy of the Lord (be compared with a disbeliever)? Say: “Are those who know equal to those who don’t know?” It is only people of understanding who will remember.
Say (O Muhammad): “O My servants who believe, be afraid of your Lord and keep your duty (to Him). Good reward is for those who do good in this world, and Allah’s earth is spacious (if you cannot worship Allah at a place, then go to another)! Only those who are patient shall receive their rewards without reckoning.”
Say (O Muhammad): “Surely, I am commanded to worship Allah sincerely doing the religious deeds for Him
and I am commanded in order to be the first of those who submit themselves to Allah as Muslims.”
Say (O Muhammad): “Surely, if I disobey my Lord, I am afraid of the punishment of a great Day.”
Say (O Muhammad): “I worship by doing my religion sincerely for His sake.”
So worship what you like besides Him. Say (O Muhammad): “Surely, the losers are those who will lose themselves and their families on the Day of Resurrection. Surely, that will be a clear loss!”
They shall have coverings of fire from above them and coverings (of fire) beneath them; so that with this Allah frightens His servants: “O My servants, therefore, fear Me!”
Those who avoid false deities by not worshipping them and turn to Allah in repentance, there are glad tidings for them. So announce (O Muhammad) the good news to My servants,
those who listen to the Word (to worship Allah) and follow the best thereof. Such are the ones whom Allah has guided and such are the people of understanding
Is the one against whom the word of punishment is justified (equal to the one who avoids evil)? Can you rescue the one who is in the fire?
But those who fear their Lord, for them lofty rooms are built one above another, with flowing rivers under them (Paradise). This is the Promise of Allah and Allah does not fail in (His) Promise.
Don’t you see that Allah sends down water (rain) from the sky, and it penetrates in the earth and comes out as water-springs? Afterwards produces crops of different colors, then they wither and you see them turn yellow, and then He makes them dry and broken pieces. Surely, in this, there is a reminder for people of understanding.
Is the one whose heart Allah has opened to Islam and is in light from its Lord (same as one who disbelieves)? So woe to those whose hearts are hardened against remembrance of Allah! They are in plain error!
Allah has sent down the best statement, a book (this Qur’an), its parts resemble each other, often repeated. The skins of those who fear their Lord shiver from it. Then their skins and their hearts soften to the remembrance of Allah. Such is the guidance of Allah. He guides whom He pleases and whomever He sends astray, there is no guide for him.
Is the one who will confront with the awful punishment on the Day of Resurrection (same as one who enters peacefully into Paradise)? It will be said to the wrongdoers: “Taste what you earned!”
Those who also denied before them, the punishment came on them from where they did not perceive.
So Allah made them to taste the disgrace in the present life, but the punishment of the Hereafter is greater if they only knew!
And indeed We have put forth every kind of example for mankind in this Qur’an in order that they may remember.
It is an Arabic Qur’an without any crookedness (flaw) in it in order that they may avoid all evil.
Allah puts forth an example: a captive belongs to many partners disputing with one another (like one who believes in many false deities), and a captive belongs entirely to one master (like one believes in one Allah). Are these 2 equal in comparison? All the praise be to Allah! But most of them don’t know.
Surely, you (O Muhammad) will die and surely, they too will die.
Then surely on the Day of Resurrection, you will dispute (to settle) before your Lord.
Who is worse than one who utters a lie against Allah, and denies the truth when it comes to him? Is there not an abode in hell for the disbelievers?
And the one who brings the truth and believes in it - they are those who are the pious people.
They shall have all that they will desire from their Lord. That is the reward of the righteous people
Allah will expiate their evil deeds from them and give them the reward according to their best deeds.
Is Allah not sufficient for His servants? Yet they try to frighten you with those besides Him! The one whom Allah sends astray, there is no guide for him.
And the one whom Allah guides, there is none to mislead him. Is not Allah the Mighty, the Possessor of Retribution?
And surely, if you ask them: “Who created the heavens and the earth?” Surely, they will say: “Allah.” Say: “Do you see the things that you invoke besides Allah, if Allah intends some harm for me, could they remove His harm, or if He intends some Mercy for me, could they withhold His Mercy?" Say: “Allah is sufficient for me. Those who trust in Him, must put their trust.”
Say: (O Muhammad): “O my people! Work according to your way, surely I am working (according to my way). Then you will come to know,
to whom a disgracing punishment will come, and on whom an everlasting punishment will descend.”
Surely, We have sent down to you (O Muhammad) the book (this Qur’an) for mankind in truth. So those who accept the guidance, it is only for their own self, and those who go astray, they go astray only to their own loss. You (O Muhammad) are not a trustee over them.
It is Allah who takes away the souls at the time of their death, and those that don’t die during their sleep. He keeps those souls for which He has ordained death and sends the rest for an appointed term. Surely, in that there are signs for people who think deeply.
Have they taken others besides Allah as intercessors? Ask: “(How can they intercede) if they don’t possess anything and have no intelligence?”
Say: “All intercession belongs to Allah. The sovereignty of the heavens and the earth is with Him, and to Him you all shall be brought back.”
And when Allah alone is mentioned, the hearts of those who don’t believe in the Hereafter are filled with disgust and when those (whom they worship) besides Him are mentioned, behold, they rejoice!
Say (O Muhammad): “O Allah! Creator of the heavens and the earth, All-Knower of the unseen and the seen! You will judge between your servants about which they differed.”
Those who did wrong (disbelievers) possessed all that is in earth and as much again with it, they surely would offer it to ransom with it (to save) from the evil punishment on the Day of Resurrection. It will become apparent to them from Allah what they would never have imagined
And the evils of their deeds will become apparent to them and they will be encircled with them by that which they used to mock at!
When harm touches people, they call to Us (for help), then when We grant them a Favor from Us, they say: “Only because we were given this knowledge.” Nay, it is only a trial, but most of them don’t know!
Surely, those before them said it, yet all that they had earned did not avail them.
So, the evil of that which they earned overtook them. Those who did wrong, will be overtaken by the evil results (punishment) of that which they earned, and they will never be able to escape.
Don’t they know that Allah enlarges the provision for whom He wills, and straitens it (for whom He wills)? Surely, there are signs in this for those who believe!
(Allah) says: “O My servants who have transgressed against themselves (by evil deeds)! Don’t despair of the Mercy of Allah, surely Allah forgives all sins. Truly, He is Forgiving, Merciful.
And turn in repentance to your Lord and submit to Him before the punishment comes upon you, then you will not be helped.
Follow the best way which is sent down (the Qur’an) to you from your Lord before the punishment comes on you suddenly while you don’t perceive!
Lest a person should say: ‘Alas, my grief is that I neglected my duty to Allah, and I was indeed among those who mocked (the truth).’
Or lest a person should say: ‘If only Allah had guided me, indeed I would have been among the righteous.’
Or lest a person should say when sees the punishment: ‘If I had only another chance (to return to the world) then I would be among the righteous people.’”
(Allah will say): “Yes! Surely, My Verses did come to you, you denied them, and you were proud and were among the disbelievers.”
On the Day of Resurrection you will see those who lied against Allah, their faces will be black. Is there not an abode for the arrogant in hell?
And Allah will deliver those who are the pious to their places of success (Paradise). Evil shall not touch them, nor shall they grieve.
Allah is the Creator of all things, and He is the Trustee over all things.
To Him belong the keys of the heavens and the earth. Those who disbelieve in the Verses of Allah, those are they who will be the losers.
Say (O Muhammad to the polytheists): “Do you order me to worship other than Allah? O you fools!”
And indeed it has been revealed to you (O Muhammad), and to those before you: “If you join others with Allah, then surely your deeds will be in vain, and you will certainly be among the losers.”
So worship Allah, and be among the grateful.
They have not made a just estimate (worth) of Allah such as is due to Him. On the Day of Resurrection, the whole earth will be grasped by His Authority and the heavens will be rolled up in His right hand (authority). Glory be to Him, and high is He above all that they associate as partners with Him!
The trumpet will be blown in, all who are in the heavens and the earth will fall dead, except those whom Allah wills. Then the trumpet will blow for a 2nd time and they all will be standing, looking on (waiting).
The earth will shine with the light of its Lord, the book (of records) will be placed open, the prophets and the witnesses will be brought forward, it will be judged between people with truth, they will not be wronged.
And each person will be rewarded in full of what it did; and He is Best Aware of what they did.
And those who disbelieved will be driven to hell in groups. When they reach it, the gates will be opened. Its keepers will say to them: “Did not the Messengers come to you from yourselves, reciting to you the Verses of your Lord, and warning you of the meeting of this Day of yours?” They will say: “Yes.” But the word of punishment has already been justified against the disbelievers!
It will be said (to them): “Enter the gates of hell to abide in it, and an evil abode of the arrogant!”
And those who kept their duty to their Lord, will be driven to Paradise in groups. When they reach it, its gates will be opened to them, and its keepers will say: “Peace be upon you! You have done well, so enter it to abide in it.”
And they (believers) will say: “All the praises are due to Allah who has fulfilled His Promise and has made us inherit the land. We can reside in Paradise wherever we will.” How excellent a reward for the pious!
And you will see the angels surrounding the Throne (of Allah) from all round, glorifying the praise of their Lord. They (people) will be judged with truth, and it will be said: “All praises are due to Allah, the Lord of the worlds!”