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42:1  Haa, Miim
42:2  Ayn, Siin, Qaaf
42:3  He sends inspiration to you, as He did to those before you. He is God, Exalted in Power, Full of Wisdom
42:4  To Him belongs all that is in the heavens and on earth, and He is the Most High, the Greatest
42:5  The heavens are almost rent asunder from above them, and the angels glorify their Lord by praising Him, and pray for forgiveness for all beings on earth. Behold, God is He, the Oft-Forgiving, Mercifully Redeeming
42:6  And those who take as protectors others besides Him, God watches over them, and you are not the manager of their affairs
42:7  So We have sent by inspiration to you an Arabic Quran. That you may warn the mother of the cities and all around her, and warn them of the Day of Assembly, of which there is no doubt, when some will be in the garden, and some in the blazing fire
42:8  If God had willed, He could have made them a single people, but He admits whom He wills to His mercy, and the wrongdoers will have neither protector nor helper
42:9  What, have they taken for worship protectors besides Him? But it is God, He is the Protector, and it is He Who gives life to the dead. It is He Who has power over all things
42:10  Whatever it is in which you differ, the decision of it is with God. This is God my Lord, in Him I trust, and to Him I turn
42:11  The Creator of the heavens and the earth. He has made for you pairs from among yourselves, and pairs among livestock. By these means does He multiply you. There is nothing like Him, and He is the One Who hears and sees all things
42:12  To Him belong the keys of the heavens and the earth. He enlarges and restricts the sustenance to whom He wills, for He knows well all things
42:13  The way He has established things for you, is the same way that He enjoined those things on Noah. Those things which We have sent by inspiration to you, and that which We enjoined on Abraham, Moses, and Jesus. Namely, that you should remain steadfast, and make no divisions therein. For those who worship things other than God, difficult is the way to which you call them. God chooses for Himself those whom He pleases, and guides to Himself those who turn to Him
42:14  And they became divided only after knowledge reached them, because of selfish envy between themselves. Had it not been for a word that went forth before from your Lord, specified for a term appointed, the matter would have been settled between them. But indeed, those who have inherited the Book after them, are in suspicious doubt concerning it
42:15  Now then, for that reason, call them and stand steadfast as you are asked to, and do not follow their vain desires but say, “I believe in the Book that God has sent down, and I am asked to judge justly between you. God is our Lord and your Lord, for us is the responsibility for our deeds, and for you, your deeds. There is no contention between you and us. God will bring us together, and to Him is Our final goal
42:16  But those who dispute concerning God, after He has been accepted, futile is their dispute in the sight of their Lord. On them will be a terrible penalty
42:17  It is God Who has sent down the Book in truth, and the balance, but what will make you realize that the Hour is nearby
42:18  Only those wish to hasten it who do not believe in it. Those who believe, hold it in awe, and know that it is the truth. Behold, those who dispute concerning the Hour are far astray
42:19  Gracious is God to His servants. He gives sustenance to whom He pleases, He has power, and can carry out His will
42:20  To any who desire the fields of the hereafter, We give increase in his fields, and to any who desires the fields of the present, We grant them some of it, but he has no share in the hereafter
42:21  What, have they partners who have established for them some way without the permission of God? Had it not been for the decree of judgment, the matter would have been decided between them. But indeed the wrongdoers will have a terrible penalty
42:22  You will see the wrongdoers in fear because of what they have earned, and the burden of that must fall on them, but those who believe and work righteous deeds, will be in the luxurious meads of the gardens. They will have before their Lord all that they wish for. That will indeed be a magnificent bounty
42:23  That is the bounty by which God gives hope to His servants who believe and do righteous deeds. Say, “No reward do I ask of you for this, except the love of close family.” And if anyone earns any good, We will give him an increase of good in respect of it, for God is Oft-Forgiving, most ready to appreciate service
42:24  What, do they say, “He has fabricated a lie against God?” But if God willed, He could seal up your heart, and God blots out vanity, and proves the truth by His words, for He knows well the secrets of all hearts
42:25  He is the One Who accepts repentance from His servants and forgives sins, and He knows all that you do
42:26  And He listens to those who believe and do deeds of righteousness, and gives them increase from His bounty, but for the unbelievers, theirs is a terrible penalty
42:27  If God were to enlarge provisions for His servants, they would indeed transgress beyond all bounds through the earth, but he sends it down in due measure as He pleases, for He is with His servants, and is Well-Acquainted, and Watchful
42:28  He is the One Who sends down rain after people have given up hope, and scatters His mercy, and He is the Protector, Worthy of All Praise
42:29  And among His signs is the creation of the heavens and the earth, and the living creatures that He has scattered through them, and He has power to gather them together when He wills
42:30  Whatever misfortune happens to you is because of the things your hands have done, and for many of them He grants forgiveness
42:31  Nor can you stop His will in the earth, nor do you have besides God, anyone to protect or to help
42:32  And among His signs are the ships running smoothly through the ocean as mountains
42:33  If it were His will, He could stop the wind. Then they would become motionless on the face of the ocean. Indeed in this are signs for all who patiently persevere and are grateful
42:34  Or He can cause them to perish because of the harm that they have earned, but much does He forgive
42:35  But let those know who dispute about Our signs, that there is for them no way of escape
42:36  Whatever you are given here is only a temporary enjoyment of this life, but that which is with God is better and longer lasting. It is for those who believe and put their trust in their Lord
42:37  Those who avoid great sins and shameful deeds, and when they are angry, even then they forgive
42:38  Those who listen to their Lord, and establish prayer, who conducts their affairs by consultation, who gives out of what We bestow on them for sustenance
42:39  And those who when oppression is inflicted on them, defend themselves
42:40  The reward for an injury is an injury equal to it, but if a person forgives and makes reconciliation, his reward is due from God, for God does not love those who do wrong
42:41  But indeed, if any help and defend themselves after a wrong is done to them, on them there is no cause for blame
42:42  The blame is only against those who oppress people, do wrong, and transgress beyond bounds through the land, defying right. For them there will be a terrible penalty
42:43  But indeed if any show patience and forgiveness, that would truly be a courageous resolution to their affairs
42:44  For any whom God leaves astray, there is no protector after that, and you will see the wrongdoers when in sight of the penalty say, “Is there any way to return?
42:45  And you will see them brought forward to the penalty, in a humble frame of mind, because of their disgrace, and looking with a stealthy glance, and the believers will say, “Those are indeed in loss, who has given to perdition their own souls, and those belonging to them on the Day of Accountability. Behold, truly the wrongdoers are in a lasting penalty.
42:46  And they have no protectors to help them, other than God, and for any whom God leaves to stray, there is no way to guide them
42:47  Listen to your Lord, before there comes a day which there will be no averting it from God. That day there will be for you no place of refuge, nor will there be for you any room for denial
42:48  If then they run away, We have not sent you as a guardian over them. Your duty is only to convey the message, and truly, when We give people a taste of mercy from Ourselves, they rejoice in it, but when some harm comes to them on account of the deeds which their hands have sent forth, then indeed people are ungrateful
42:49  To God belongs the control of the heavens and the earth. He creates what He wills. He delivers male or female according to His will
42:50  Or He delivers both males and females, and He leaves unable to have children, whom He wills, for He is full of knowledge and power
42:51  It is not possible for human beings that God should speak to them except by inspiration, or from behind a veil, or by the sending of a messenger to reveal, with God's permission, what God wills, for He is Most High, Most Wise
42:52  And so We have, by Our permission, sent inspiration to you. Before, you did not know what revelation was, or what faith was, but We have made it a light with which We guide such of Our servants as We will, and indeed you guide people to the straight way
42:53  The way of God, to Whom belongs what is in the heavens and what is on earth. Behold, all affairs reach God