In the Name of God, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful
29:1-5 Alif. Lam. Mim. Do men imagine that they will be left (at ease) because they say : We believe; and will not be tested with affliction? Lo! We tested those who were before you . Thus God knows those who are sincere, and knows those who feign. Or do those who do ill deeds imagine that they can outstrip Us : Evil (for them) is that which they decide. Whoever looks forward to the meeting with God (let him know that) God's reckoning is surely near, and He is the Hearer, the Knower.
29:6-9 And whosoever fights hard, fights hard only for himself, for lo! God is altogether Independent of (His) creatures. And as for those who believe and do good works, We shall expiate from them their evil deeds and shall repay them the best that they did. We have enjoined on man kindness to parents; but if they fight hard to make you join with Me that of which you have no knowledge, then obey them not. To Me is your return and I shall tell you what you used to do. And as for those who believe and do good works, We verily shall make them enter in among the righteous.
29:10-11 Of people is he who says: We believe in God, but, if he is made to suffer for the sake of God, he mistakes the persecution of people for God's punishment; and then, if victory comes from your Lord, will say: Lo! We were with you (all the while). Is not God Best Aware of what is in the bosoms of (His) creatures? Verily God knows those who believe, and verily He knows the hypocrites.
29:12-13 Those who disbelieve say to those who believe: Follow our way (of religion) and we verily will bear your sins (for you). They cannot bear anything of their sins. Lo! They verily are liars. But they verily will bear their own loads and other loads beside their own, and they verily will be questioned on the Day of Resurrection concerning that which they invented.
29:14-15 And verily We sent Noah (as Our Messenger) to his folk, and he continued with them for a thousand years except fifty years; and the flood engulfed them, for they were wrongdoers. And We rescued him and those with him in the ship, and made of it a sign for the peoples.
29:16-19 And Abraham! (Remember) when he said to his folk: Worship God, and keep your duty to Him; that is better for you if you did but know. You worship instead of God only idols, and you only invent a lie. Lo! Those whom you worship instead of God own no provision for you. So seek your provision from God, and worship Him, and give thanks to Him, (for) to Him you will be brought back. But if you deny, then nations have denied before you. The Messenger is only to convey (the message) plainly. See they not how God produces creation, then reproduces it? Lo! For God that is easy.
29:20 Say (O Muhammad): Travel in the land and see how He originated creation, then God brings forth the later growth. Lo! God is Able to do all things.
29:21-23 He punishes whom He wills and shows mercy to whom He wills, and to Him you will be turned. You cannot escape (from Him) in the earth or in the sky, and beside God there is for you neither guardian (and protector) nor helper. Those who disbelieve in the revelations of God and in (their) meeting with Him, such have no hope of My mercy. For such there is a painful punishment.
29:24-25 But the answer of his folk was only that they said: `Kill him' or `Burn him'. Then God saved him from the fire. Lo! Herein verily are signs for folk who believe. He said: You have chosen idols instead of God. The love between you is only in the life of the world. Then on the Day of Resurrection you will deny each other and curse each other, and your abode will be the Fire, and you will have no helpers. 29:26 And Lot believed him, and said: Lo! I am an immigrant to my Lord. Lo! He, only He, is the Mighty, the Wise.
29:27 And We bestowed on him Isaac and Jacob, and We established the Prophethood and the Scripture among his seed, and We gave him his reward in the world, and lo! In the Hereafter he verily is among the righteous.
29:28-30 And Lot! (Remember) when he said to his folk: Lo! You commit lewdness such as no creature did before you. For come you not in to males, and cut you not the road (for travelers), and commit you not abomination in your assemblies? But the answer of his folk was only that they said: Bring God's punishment upon us if you are a truth teller! He said: My Lord! Give me victory over folk who work corruption.
29:31-32 And when Our messengers brought Abraham the good news, they said: Lo! We are about to destroy the people of that township, for its people are wrongdoers. He said: Lo! Lot is there. They said: We are best aware of who is there. We are to deliver him and his household, all except his wife, who is of those who stay behind.
29:33-35 And when Our messengers came to Lot, He was troubled upon their account, for he could not protect them; but they said: Fear not, nor grieve! Lo! We are to deliver you and your household, (all) except your wife, who is of those who stay behind. Lo! We are about to bring down upon the folk of this township a fury from the sky because they are evil doers. And verily of that We have left a clear sign for people who have sense.
29:36-37 And to Midian We sent Shueyb, their brother. He said O my people! Worship God, and look forward to the Last Day, and do not evil, making mischief, in the earth. But they denied him, and the dreadful earthquake took them, and morning found them prostrate in their dwelling place.
29:38 And (the tribes of) Aad and Thamud! (Their fate) is manifest to you from their (ruined and deserted) dwellings. Satan made their deeds seem fair to them and so debarred them from the Way, though they were keen observers.
29:39-40 And Korah, Pharaoh and Haman! Moses came to them with clear proofs (of God's supreme power), but they were boastful in the land. And they were not winners (in the race). So We took each one in his sin; of them was he, on who We sent a hurricane, and of them was he, who was overtaken by the (Awful) Cry, and of them was he, who We caused the earth to swallow, and of them was he, who We drowned. It was not for God to wrong them, but they wronged themselves.
29:41-42 The similitude of those who choose other patrons than God is as that of the spider when she takes to herself a house, and lo! The frailest of all houses is the spider's house, if they but knew. Lo! God knows what thing they invoke instead of Him. He is the Mighty, the Wise.
29:43-44 As for these similitude, We coin them for people, but none will grasp their meaning except the wise. God created the heavens and the earth with truth. Lo! Therein is indeed a sign for believers.
29:45 Recite that which has been inspired in you of the Scripture, and establish worship. Lo! Worship preserves from lewdness and iniquity, but verily remembrance of God is more important. And God knows what you do.
29:46 And argue not with the People of the Scripture unless it be in (a way) that is better, except with such of them as do wrong; and say: We believe in that which has been revealed to us and revealed to you; our God and your God is One, and to Him we surrender (as Muslims).
29:47-49 In a like manner We have revealed to you the Scripture, and those to whom We gave the Scripture before will believe therein; and of these (also) are some who believe therein. And none deny our revelations except the disbelievers. And you (O Muhammad) were not a reader of any Scripture before it, nor did you write it with your right hand, for then might those have doubted, who follow falsehood. But it is clear revelations in the hearts of those who have been given knowledge, and none deny Our revelations except wrongdoers.
29:50-52 And they say: Why are not signs sent down upon him from his Lord? Say: Signs are with God only, and I am but a plain warner. Is it not enough for them that We have sent down to you the Scripture which is read to them? Lo! Herein verily is a mercy, and a reminder for folk who believe. Say (to them, O Muhammad): God suffices for witness between me and you. He knows whatever is in the heavens and the earth. And those who believe in vanity and disbelieve in God, it is they that are the losers.
29:53-55 They bid you hasten on the punishment (of God). And if a term had not been appointed, the punishment would assuredly have come to them (before now). And verily it will come upon them suddenly when they perceive not. They bid you hasten on the punishment, when lo! Hell verily will encompass the disbelievers. On the Day when the punishment will overwhelm them from above them and from underneath their feet, and He will say: Taste what you used to do!
29:56-59 O my bondmen who believe! Lo! My earth is spacious. Therefore worship only Me. Every soul will taste of death. Then to Us you will be returned. Those who believe and do good works, We shall verily house them in lofty dwellings of the Garden underneath which rivers flow. There they will dwell secure. How sweet the guerdon of the toilers, who persevere, and put their trust in their Lord!
29:60 And how many an animal there is that bears not its own provision! God provides for it and for you. He is the Hearer, the Knower.
29:61-62 And if you were to ask them: Who created the heavens and the earth, and constrained the sun and the moon (to their appointed work)? They would say: God. How then are they turned away? God makes the provision wide for whom He wills of His bondmen, and straitens it for whom (He wills). Lo! God is Aware of all things.
29:63-64 And if you were to ask them: Who causes water to come down from the sky, and with it revives the earth after its death? They verily would say: God. Say: Praise be to God! But most of them have no sense. This life of the world is but a pastime and a game. Lo! The home of the Hereafter - that is life, if they but knew.
29:65-66 And when they mount upon the ships they pray to God, making their faith pure for Him only, but when He brings them safe to land, behold! They ascribe partners (to Him), that they may disbelieve in that which We have given them, and that they may take their ease. But they will come to know.
29:67-68 Have they not seen that We have appointed a sanctuary immune (from violence), while people are ravaged all around them? Do they then believe in falsehood and disbelieve in the bounty of God? Who does greater wrong than he who invents a lie concerning God, or denies the truth when it comes to him? Is there not a home in Hell for disbelievers?
29:69 As for those who fight hard in Us, We surely guide them to Our paths, and lo! God is with the good.
30. Ar-Rum: The Romans
In the Name of God, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful
30:1-5 Alif. Lam. Mim. The Romans have been defeated in the nearer land, and they, after their
defeat will be victorious within ten years - God's is the command in the former case and in the latter. and in that day believers will rejoice in God's help to victory. He helps to victory whom He wills . He is the Mighty, the Merciful.
30:6-8 It is a promise of God. God fails not His promise, but most of people knows not. They know only some appearance of the life of the world, and are heedless of the Hereafter. Have they not pondered upon themselves? God created not the heavens and the earth, and that which is between them, except with truth and for a destined end. But truly many of people are disbelievers in the meeting with their Lord.
30:9-10 Have they not traveled in the land and seen the nature of the consequence for those who were before them? They were stronger than these in power, and they dug the earth and built upon it more than these have built. Messengers of their own came to them with clear proofs (of God's supreme power). Surely God wronged them not, but they did wrong themselves. Then evil was the consequence to those who dealt in evil, because they denied the revelations of God and made a mock of them.
30:11 God produces creation, then He reproduces it, then to Him you will be returned.
30:12-13 And in the Day when the Hour rises, the sinful will despair. There will be none to intercede for them of those whom they made equal with God. And they will reject your partners (whom they ascribed to Him).
30:14 In the Day when the Hour comes, that day they will be sundered.
30:15-16 As for those who believed and did good works, they will be made happy in a Garden. But as for those who disbelieved and denied Our revelations, and denied the meeting of the Hereafter, such will be brought to punishment.
30:17-18 So glory be to God when you enter the night and when you enter the morning. To Him be praise in the heavens and the earth! .and at the sun's decline and in the noonday.
30:19 He brings forth the living from the dead, and He brings forth the dead from the living, and He revives the earth after her death. And even so will you be brought forth.
30:20 And of His signs is this: He created you of dust, and behold you were human beings, ranging widely!
30:21 And of His signs is this: He created for you helpmeets from yourselves that you might find rest in them, and He ordained between you love and mercy. Lo! Herein indeed are signs for folk who reflect.
30:22 And of His signs is the creation of the heavens and the earth, and the difference of your languages and colors. Lo! Herein indeed are signs for men of knowledge.
30:23 And of His signs is your slumber by night and by day, and your seeking of His bounty. Lo! Herein indeed are signs for folk who take heed.
30:24 And of His signs is this: He shows you the lightning for a fear and for a hope, and sends down water from the sky, and thereby quickens the earth after her death. Lo! Herein indeed are signs for folk who understand.
30:25 And of His signs is this: The heavens and the earth stand fast by His command, and afterward, when He calls you, lo! From the earth you will emerge.
30:26-27 To Him belongs whoever is in the heavens and in the earth. All are obedient to Him. It is He, Who produces creation, then reproduces it and it is easier for Him. His is the Sublime Similitude in the heavens and in the earth. He is the Mighty, the Wise.
30:28-29 He coins for you a similitude of yourselves. Have you, from among those whom your right hands possess, partners in the wealth We have bestowed upon you, equal with you in respect thereof, so that you fear them as you fear each other (that you ascribe to Us partners out of that which We created)? Thus We display the revelations for people who have sense. Nay, but those who do wrong follow their own lusts without knowledge. Who is able to guide him whom God has sent astray? For such there are no helpers.
30:30-32 So set your purpose (O Muhammad) for religion as a man by nature upright - the nature (framed) of God, in which He has created man. There is no altering in (the laws of) God's creation. That is the right religion, but most men know not. turning to Him (only); and be careful of your duty to Him, and establish worship, and be not of those who ascribe partners (to Him); of those who split up their religion and became schismatic, each sect exulting
in its tenets.
30:33-35 And when harm touches men they cry to their, Lord, turning to Him in repentance; then, when they have tasted of His mercy, behold! Some of them attribute partners to their Lord. So as to disbelieve in that which We have given them. (To such it is said:) Enjoy yourselves awhile, but you will come to know. Or have We revealed to them any warrant which speaks of that which they associate with Him?
30:36-37 And when We cause people to taste of mercy they rejoice therein; but if an evil thing befall them as the consequence of their own deeds, lo! They are in despair! See they not that God enlarges the provision for whom He wills, and straitens (it for whom He wills). Lo! Herein indeed are signs for folk who believe.
30:38 So give to the kinsman his due, and to the needy, and to the wayfarer. That is best for those who seek God's Face. And such are they who are successful.
30:39 That which you give in usury in order that it may increase on (other) people's property has no increase with God; but that, which you give in charity, seeking God's Face, has increase manifold.
30:40 God is He Who created you and then sustained you, then causes you to die, then gives life to you again. Is there any of your (so called) partners (of God) that does anything of that? Praised and exalted be He above what they associate (with Him)!
30:41 Corruption does appear on land and sea because of (the evil) which men's hands have done, that He may make them taste a part of that which they have done, in order that they may return.
30:42 Say (O Muhammad to the disbelievers): Travel in the land, and see the nature of the consequence for those who were before you! Most of them were polytheists.
30:43-45 So set your purpose resolutely for the right religion, before the inevitable Day comes from God. On that Day people will be sundered – Whoever disbelieves must (then) bear the consequences of his disbelief, while those who do right make provision for themselves – That He may reward out of His bounty those who believe and do good works. Lo! He loves not the disbelievers (in His guidance).
30:46 And of His signs is this: He sends herald winds to make you taste His mercy, and that the ships may sail at His command, and that you may seek His favor, and that perhaps you may be thankful.
30:47 Verily We sent before you (O Muhammad) Messengers to their own folk. They brought them clear proofs (of God's supreme power). Then We took vengeance upon those who were guilty (in regard to them). To help believers is incumbent upon Us.
30:48-50 God is He Who sends the winds so that they raise clouds, and spreads them along the sky as it pleases Him, and causes them to break and you see the rain pouring down from within them. And when He makes it fall on whom He wills of His bondmen, lo! They rejoice; though before that, even before it was sent down upon them, they were in despair. Look, therefore, at the prints of God's mercy (in creation): how He quickens the earth after her death. Lo! He verily is the Quickener of the dead, and He is Able to do all things.
30:51-53 And if We sent a wind and they beheld it yellow; they verily would still continue in their disbelief. For verily you (O Muhammad) cannot make the dead hear, nor can you make the deaf hear the call when they have turned to flee. Nor can you guide the blind out of their error. You can make none hear except those who believe in Our revelations so that they surrender (to Him as Muslims).
30:54 God is He Who shaped you out of weakness, then appointed after weakness strength, then, after strength, appointed weakness and grey hair. He creates what He wills. He is the Knower, the Mighty.
30:55-57 And on the Day when the Hour rises, the guilty will vow that they did tarry but an hour - thus were they ever deceived. But those to whom knowledge and faith are given, will say: The truth is, you have tarried, by God's decree, until the Day of Resurrection. This is the Day of Resurrection, but you used to know not. In that Day their excuses will not profit those who did injustice, nor will they be allowed to make amends.
30:58-60 Verily We have coined for people in the Quran all kinds of similitude; and indeed if you come to them with a miracle, those who disbelieve would verily exclaim: You are but tricksters! Thus does God seal the hearts of those who know not. So have patience (O Muhammad) God's promise is the very truth, and let not those who have no certainty make you impatient.
31. Luqman (The Wise)
In the Name of God, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful
31:1-5 Alif. Lam. Mim. These are revelations of the Book of Wisdom, a guidance and a mercy for the good , those who establish worship and pay the poor-due and have sure faith in the Hereafter. Such have guidance from their Lord. Such are the successful.
31:6-7 And of people is he who pays for mere pastime of discourse, that he may mislead from God's way without knowledge, and makes it the butt of mockery. For such there is a shameful punishment. And when Our revelations are recited to him he turns away in his arrogance as if he heard them not, as if there were a deafness in his ears. So give him tidings of a painful punishment.
31:8-9 Lo! Those who believe and do good works, for them are Gardens of Delight, wherein they will abide. It is a promise of God in truth. He is the Mighty, the Wise.
31:10-11 He has created the heavens without supports that you can see, and has cast into the earth firm hills, so that it quakes not with you; and He has dispersed therein all kinds of beasts. And We send down water from the sky and We cause (plants) of every goodly kind to grow therein. This is the Creation of God. Now show me that which those (you worship) beside Him have created. Nay, but the wrongdoers are in error manifest!
31:12 And verily We gave Luqman wisdom, saying: Give thanks to God; and whoever gives thanks, he gives thanks for (the good of) his soul. And whoever refuses - Lo! God is Absolute, Owner of praise.
31:13 And (remember) when Luqman said to his son, when he was exhorting him: O my dear son!
Ascribe no partners to God. Lo! To ascribe partners (to Him) is a tremendous wrong.
31:14-15 And We have enjoined upon man concerning his parents - His mother bears him in weakness upon weakness, and his weaning is in two years – Give thanks to Me and to your parents. To Me is the journeying. But if they fight hard with you to make you ascribe to Me as partner that of which you have no knowledge, then obey them not. Consort with them in the world kindly, and follow the path of him who repents to Me. Then to Me will be your return, and I shall tell you what you used to do.
31:16 O my dear son! Lo! Though it be but the weight of a grain of mustard seed, and though it be in a rock, or in the heavens, or in the earth, God will bring it forth. God is Subtle, Aware.
31:17-19 O my dear son! Establish worship and enjoin what is right and forbid what is wrong, and persevere whatever may befall you. Lo! That is of the patient heart of things. Turn not your cheek in scorn toward folk, nor walk with pertness in the land. Lo! God loves not each braggart boaster. Be modest in your bearing and subdue your voice. Lo! In harshest of all voices is the voice of the donkey.
31:20-21 See you not how God has made serviceable to you whatever is in the skies and whatever is in the earth and has loaded you with His favors both without and within? Yet of people is he who disputes concerning God, without knowledge or guidance or a Scripture giving light. And if it is said to them: Follow that which God has revealed, they say: Nay, but we follow that wherein we found our fathers. What! Even though Satan was inviting them to the punishment of flame?
31:22-23 Whoever surrenders his purpose to God while doing good, he verily has grasped the firm handhold. To God belongs the sequel of all things. And whoever disbelieves, let not his disbelief afflict you (O Muhammad). To Us is their return, and We shall tell them what they did. Lo! God is Aware of what is in the breasts (of men).
31:24-26 We give them comfort for a little, and then We drive them to a heavy punishment. If you should ask them: Who created the heavens and the earth? They would answer: God. Say: Praise be to God! But most of them know not. To God belongs whatever is in the heavens and the earth. God, He is the Absolute, the Owner of praise.
31:27 And if all the trees in the earth were pens, and the sea, with seven more seas to help it (were ink), the words of God could not be exhausted. God is Mighty, Wise.
31:28 Your creation and your raising (from the dead) are only as (the creation and the raising of) a single soul. Lo! God is Hearer, Knower.
31:29-30 Have you not seen how God causes the night to pass into the day and causes the day to pass into the night, and has subdued the sun and the moon (to do their work), each running to an appointed term; and that God is informed of what you do? That (is so) because God, He is the True, and that which they invoke beside Him is the False, and because God, He is the Sublime, the Great.
31:31-32 Have you not seen how the ships glide on the sea by God's grace, that He may show you of His wonders? Lo! Therein indeed are signs for every patient, grateful (heart). And if a wave enshrouds them like awnings, they cry to God, making their faith pure for Him only. But when He brings them safely to land, some of them compromise. None denies Our signs except every traitor ingrate.
31:33 O people! Keep your duty to your Lord and fear a Day when the parent will not be able to avail the child in anything, nor the child to avail the parent. Lo! God's promise is the very truth. Let not the life of the world deceive you, nor let the deceiver deceive you, in regard to God.
31:34 Lo! God! With Him is the knowledge of the Hour. He sends down the rain, and knows that which is in the wombs. No soul knows what it will earn tomorrow, and no soul knows in what land it will die.Lo! God is Knower, Aware.