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57:1  Everything in the heavens and the earth glorifies Allah. He is the Almighty, the All-Wise.
57:2  The kingdom of the heavens and the earth belongs to Him. He gives life and causes to die. He has power over all things.
57:3  He is the First and the Last, the Outward and the Inward. He has knowledge of all things.
57:4  It is He Who created the heavens and the earth in six days, then established Himself firmly on the Throne. He knows what goes into the earth and what comes out of it, what comes down from heaven and what goes up into it. He is with you wherever you are — Allah sees what you do.
57:5  The kingdom of the heavens and the earth belongs to Him. All things return to Allah.
57:6  He makes night merge into day and day merge into night. He knows what the heart contains.
57:7  Have iman in Allah and His Messenger and give of that to which He has made you successors. Those of you who have iman and give will have an immense reward.
57:8  And what is the matter with you with you that you do not have iman in Allah, when the Messenger calls you to have iman in your Lord, and He has made a covenant with you if you are muminun?
57:9  It is He who sends down Clear Signs to His slave to bring you out of the darkness to the light. Allah is All-Gentle with you, Most Merciful.
57:10  And how is it with you that you do not give in the Way of Allah, when the inheritance of the heavens and the earth belongs to Allah? Those of you who gave and fought before the Victory are not the same as those who gave and fought afterwards. They are higher in rank. But to each of them Allah has promised the Best. Allah is aware of what you do.
57:11  Who will make a good loan to Allah so that He may multiply it for him? He will have a generous reward.
57:12  On the Day you see the men and women of the muminun, with their light streaming out in front of them, and to their right: ´Good news for you today of Gardens with rivers flowing under them, remaining in them timelessly, for ever. That is the Great Victory.´
57:13  That Day the men and women of the hypocrites will say to those who have iman, ´Wait for us so that we can borrow some of your light.´ They will be told, ´Go back and look for light!´ And a wall will be erected between them with a gate in it, on the inside of which there will be mercy but before whose exterior lies the punishment.
57:14  They will call out to them, ´Were we not with you?´ They will reply, ´Indeed you were. But you made trouble for yourselves and hung back and and doubted and false hopes deluded you until Allah´s command arrived. The Deluder deluded you about Allah.
57:15  So today no ransom will be accepted from you or from those who were kafir. Your refuge is the Fire. It is your master. What an evil destination!´
57:16  Has the time not arrived for the hearts of those who have iman to yield to the remembrance of Allah and to the truth He has sent down, so they are not like those who were given the Book before for whom the time seemed over long so that their hearts became hard? Many of them are deviators.
57:17  Know that Allah brings the earth to life after it was dead. We have made the Signs clear to you so that hopefully you will use your intellect.
57:18  The men and women who give sadaqa and make a good loan to Allah will have it increased for them and they will have a generous reward.
57:19  Those who have iman in Allah and His Messengers — such people are the truly sincere — and the martyrs who are with their Lord will receive their wages and their light. But those who are kafir and deny Our Signs, will be Companions of the Blazing Fire.
57:20  Know that the life of this world is merely a game and a diversion and ostentation and a cause of boasting among yourselves and trying to outdo one another in wealth and children: like the plant-growth after rain which delights the cultivators, but then it withers and you see it turning yellow, and then it becomes broken stubble. In the Next World there is terrible punishment but also forgiveness from Allah and His good pleasure. The life of this world is nothing but the enjoyment of delusion.
57:21  Race each other to forgiveness from your Lord and to a Garden, whose breadth is like that of heaven and earth combined, made ready for those who have iman in Allah and His Messengers. That is Allah´s favour which He gives to those He wills. Allah´s favour is indeed immense.
57:22  Nothing occurs, either in the earth or in yourselves, without its being in a Book before We make it happen. That is something easy for Allah.
57:23  That is so that you will not be grieved about the things that pass you by or exult about the things that come to you. Allah does not love any vain or boastful man:
57:24  those who are tight-fisted and tell others to be tight-fisted. If anyone turns away, Allah is the Rich Beyond Need, the Praiseworthy.
57:25  We sent Our Messengers with the Clear Signs and sent down the Book and the Balance with them so that mankind might establish justice. And We sent down iron in which there lies great force and which has many uses for mankind, so that Allah might know those who help Him and His Messengers in the Unseen. Allah is All-Strong, Almighty.
57:26  We sent Nuh and Ibrahim and placed Prophethood and the Book among their descendants. Some of them are guided but many of them are deviators.
57:27  Then We sent Our Messengers following in their footsteps and sent ´Isa son of Maryam after them, giving him the Gospel. We put compassion and mercy in the hearts of those who followed him. They invented monasticism — We did not prescribe it for them — purely out of desire to gain the pleasure of Allah, but even so they did not observe it as it should have been observed. To those of them who had iman We gave their reward but many of them are deviators.
57:28  You who have iman! have taqwa of Allah and iman in His Messenger. He will give you a double portion of His mercy and grant you a Light by which to walk and forgive you. Allah is Ever-Forgiving, Most Merciful.
57:29  So that the People of the Book may know that they have no power at all over any of Allah´s favour and that all favour is in the Hand of Allah. He gives it to anyone He wills. Allah´s favour is indeed immense.