44:1-6 Ha. Mim. By the Scripture that makes plain. Lo! We revealed it on a blessed night – Lo! We are ever warning – wherein every matter is decreed in precise detail. As a command from Us – Lo! We are ever sending – a mercy from your Lord. Lo! He is the Hearer, the Knower.
44:7-8 Lord of the heavens and the earth and all that is between them, if you would be sure. None should be worshipped but God alone. He quickens and gives death, your Lord and Lord of your forefathers.
44:9-12 Nay, but they play in doubt. But watch you (O Muhammad) for the Day when the sky will produce visible smoke that will envelop the people. This will be a painful torment. (Then they will say:) Our Lord relieve us of the torment. Lo! We are believers.
44:13-16 How can there be remembrance for them, when a Messenger making plain (the truth) had already come to them, and they had turned away from him and said: One taught (by others), a
madman. Lo! We withdraw the torment a little. Lo! You return (to disbelief). On the Day when We shall seize them with the greater seizure (then), in truth We shall punish.
44:17-29 And verily We tried before them, Pharaoh's folk, when there came to them a noble Messenger, saying: Give up to me the slaves of God. Lo! I am a faithful Messenger to you. And saying: Be not proud against God. Lo! I bring you a clear warrant. And lo! I have sought refuge in my Lord and your Lord lest you stone me to death. And if you put no faith in me, then let me go. And he cried to his Lord (saying): These are a guilty folk. Then (his Lord commanded): Take away my slaves by night. Lo! You will be followed, And leave the sea behind at rest, for lo! They are a drowned host. How many were the gardens and the water springs that they left behind, and the cornfields and the goodly sites, and pleasant things wherein they took delight! Even so (it was), and We made it an inheritance for other folk; and the heaven and the earth wept not for them, nor were they reprieved.
44:30-36 And We delivered the Children of Israel from the shameful punishment; (We delivered them) from Pharaoh. Lo! He was a tyrant of the wanton ones. And We chose them, purposely, above (all) creatures. And We gave them signs wherein was a clear trial. Lo! These, forsooth, are saying: There is nothing but our first death, and we shall not be raised again. Bring back our fathers, if you speak the truth!
44:37 Are they better, or the folk of Tubba and those before them? We destroyed them, for surely they were guilty.
44:38-42 And We created not the heavens and the earth, and all that is between them, in play. We created them not except with truth; but most of them know not. Assuredly the Day of Decision is the term of all of them, a Day no friend can in nothing avail friend, nor can they be helped, except him on whom God has mercy. Lo! He is the Mighty, the Merciful.
44:43-46 Lo! The tree of Zaqqum, the food of the sinner! Like molten brass, it seethes in their bellies as the seething of boiling water.
44:47-50 (And it will be said): Take him and drag him to the midst of Hell, then pour upon his head the torment of boiling water. (Saying:) Taste! Lo! You were forsooth the mighty, the noble! Lo! This is that whereof you used to doubt.
44:51-57 Lo! Those who kept their duty will be in a place secure amid gardens and water springs, attired in silk and silk embroidery, facing one another. Even so (it will be). And We shall wed them to fair ones with wide lovely eyes. They call therein for every fruit in safety. They taste not death therein, except the first death. And He has saved them from the punishment of Hell, a bounty from your Lord. That is the supreme triumph.
44:58-59 And We have made (this Scripture) easy in your language only that they may heed. Wait then (O Muhammad!). Lo! They (too) are waiting.
45. Al-Jathiyah: The Kneeling
In the Name of God, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful
45:1-2 Ha. Mim. The revelation of the Scripture is from God , the Mighty, the Wise.
45:3-6 Lo! In the heavens and the earth are signs for believers. And in your creation, and all the beasts that He scattered in the earth, are signs for a folk whose faith is sure. And the difference of night and day and the provision that God sends down from the sky and thereby quickens the earth after her death, and the ordering of the winds, are signs for a people who have sense. These are the signs of God which We recite to you (O Muhammad) with truth. Then in what fact, after God and His signs, will they believe?
45:7-8 Woe to each sinful liar, who hears the revelations of God recited to him, and then continues in arrogance as though he heard them not. Give him tidings of a painful punishment.
45:9 And when he knows anything of Our revelations he makes it a jest. For such there is a shameful punishment.
45:10 Beyond them there is Hell, and that which they have earned will not avail them, or those whom they have chosen for helpers (and protectors) beside God. Theirs will be an awful punishment.
45:11 This is guidance. And those who disbelieve the revelations of their Lord, for them there is a painful punishment of wrath.
45:12-13 It is God Who has made the sea of service to you that the ships may run upon it by His command, and that you may seek of His bounty, and that perhaps you may be thankful; and has made of service to you whatsoever is in the heavens and whatsoever is in the earth; it is all from Him. Lo! Herein verily are signs for people who reflect.
45:14 Tell those who believe to forgive those who hope not for the days of God; in order that He may requite folk what they used to earn.
45:15 Whoever does right, it is for his soul, and whoever does wrong, it is against it. And afterward to your Lord you will be brought back.
45:16-17 And verily We gave the Children of Israel the Scripture and the Command and the Prophethood, and provided them with good things and favored them above (all) peoples; and gave them plain commandments. And they differed not until after the knowledge came to them, through rivalry among themselves. Lo! Your Lord will judge between them on the Day of Resurrection concerning that wherein they used to differ.
45:18-19 And now have We set you (O Muhammad) on a clear road of (Our) commandment; so follow it, and follow not the whims of those who know not. Lo! They can avail you nothing against God. And lo! As for the wrongdoers, some of them are helpers (and protectors) of others; and God is the Guardian (and Protector) of those who are pious.
45:20-21 This is clear indication for people, and a guidance and a mercy for a folk whose faith is sure. Or do those who commit ill deeds suppose that We shall make them as those who believe and do good works, the same life and death? Bad is their judgment!
45:22 And God has created the heavens and the earth with truth, and that every soul may be repaid what it has earned. And they will not be wronged.
45:23-24 Have you seen him who makes his desire his god, and God sends him astray purposely, and seals up his hearing and his heart, and sets on his sight a covering? Then who will lead him after God (has condemned him)? Will you not then heed? And they say: There is nothing but our life of the world; we die and we live, and nothing destroys us except time; when they have no knowledge whatsoever of (all) that; they do but guess.
45:25-26 And when Our clear revelations are recited to them their only argument is that they say: Bring (back) our fathers then, if you are truthful. Say (to them, O Muhammad): God gives life to you, then causes you to die, then gathers you to the Day of Resurrection of which there is no doubt. But most of people know not.
45:27 And to God belongs the supreme power of the heavens and the earth; and on the Day when the Hour rises, on that Day those who follow falsehood will be lost.
45:28-29 And you will see each nation crouching, each nation summoned to its record. (And it will be said to them:) This Day you are requited what you used to do. This Our Book pronounces against you with truth. Lo! We have caused (all) that you did to be recorded.
45:30 Then, as for those who believed and did good works, their Lord will bring them in to His mercy. That is the evident triumph.
45:31 And as for those who disbelieved (it will be said to them): Were not Our revelations recited to you? But you were arrogant and became a guilty folk.
45:32 And when it was said: Lo! God's promise is the truth, and there is no doubt of the Hour's coming, you said: We know not what the Hour is. We deem it nothing but a conjecture, and we are by no means convinced.
45:33-35 And the evils of what they did will appear to them, and that which they used to deride will befall them: And it will be said: This Day We forget you, even as you forgot the meeting of this your Day; and your habitation is the Fire, and there is none to help you. This, forasmuch as you made the revelations of God a jest, and the life of the world deceived you. Therefore this Day they come not forth from there, nor can they make amends.
45:36-37 Then praise be to God, Lord of the heavens and Lords of the earth, the Lord of the Worlds. And to Him (alone) belongs Majesty in the heavens and the earth, and He is the Mighty, the Wise.
46. Al-Ahqaf: The Wind-Curved Sand-Hills
In the Name of God, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful.
46:1-2 Ha. Mim. The revelation of the Scripture is from God, the Mighty, and the Wise .
46:3-4 We created not the heavens and the earth and all that is between them except with truth, and for a term appointed. But those that disbelieve turn away from that whereof they are warned. Say (to them, O Muhammad): Have you thought on all that you invoke beside God? Show me what they have created of the earth. Or have they any portion in the heavens? Bring me a Scripture before this (Scripture), or some vestige of knowledge (in support of what you say), if you are truthful.
46:5-6 And who is further astray than those who, instead of God, pray to such as hear not their prayer until the Day of Resurrection, and are unconscious of their prayer, and when people are gathered (to the Judgment) will become enemies for them, and will become deniers of having been worshipped.
46:7-8 And when Our clear revelations are recited to them, who disbelieve say of the Truth when it reaches them: This is mere magic. Or say they: He has invented it? Say (O Muhammad): If I have invented it, still you have no power (to protect me) against God. He is Best Aware of what you say among yourselves concerning it. He suffices for a witness between me and you, And He is the Forgiving, the Merciful.
46:9-10 Say: I am no new thing among the Messengers (of God), nor know I what will be done with me or with you. I do but follow that which is inspired in me, and I am but a plain warner. Have you not considered: If it is from God and you disbelieve therein, and a witness of the Children of Israel has already testified to the like thereof and has believed, and you are too proud (what plight is yours)? Lo! God, guides not wrongdoing folk.
46:11-12 And those who disbelieve say of those who believe: If it had been (any) good, they would not have been before us in attaining it. And since they will not be guided by it, they say: This is an ancient lie; when before it there was the Scripture of Moses, an example and a mercy; and this is a confirming Scripture in the Arabic language, that it may warn those who do wrong and bring good tidings for the righteous.
46:13-14 Lo! Those who say: our Lord is God, and thereafter walks aright, no fear shall come upon them neither shall they grieve. Such are rightful inhabitants of the Garden, immortal thereafter as a reward for what they used to do.
46:15-16 And We have commended to man kindness toward parents. His mother bears him with hardship, and brings him forth with hardship, and the bearing of him and the weaning of him is thirty months, till, when he attains full strength and reaches forty years, he says: My Lord! Arouse me that I may give thanks for the favor with which You have favored me and my parents, and that I may do right, acceptable to You. And be gracious to me in the matter of my seed. Lo! I have turned to You repentant, and lo! I am of the Muslims (those who surrender to You). Those are they from whom We accept the best of what they do, and overlook their evil deeds. (They are) among the inhabitants of the Garden. This is the true promise, which they were promised (in the world).
46:17-18 And whoever says to his parents: Fie upon you both! Do you threaten me that I shall be brought forth (again) when generations before me have passed away? And they both cry to God for help (and say): Woe to you! Believe! Lo! The promise of God is true. But he said: This is nothing except fables of the men of old. Such are those on whom the Word concerning nations of the jinn and humankind, which have passed away before them has effect. Lo! They are the losers.
46:19-20 And for all there will be ranks from what they do, that He may pay them for their deeds! And they will not be wronged. And on the Day when those who disbelieve are exposed to the Fire (it will be said): You squandered your good things in the life of the world and sought comfort therein. Now this day you are rewarded with the punishment of humiliation because you were disdainful in the land without a right and because you used to transgress.
46:21-25 And make mention (O Muhammad) of the brother of Aad when he warned his folk among the wind-curved sand hills – and verily warners came and went before and after him – saying: Worship none but God. Lo! I fear for you the punishment of a tremendous Day. They said: Have you come to turn us away from our gods? Then bring upon us that wherewith you threaten us, if you are of the truthful. He said: The knowledge is with God only. I convey to you that with which I have been sent, but I see you are a folk that know not. Then when they beheld, it a dense cloud coming toward their valleys, they said: Here is a cloud bringing us rain. Nay, but it is that which you did seek to hasten, a wind wherein is painful torment, destroying all things by commandment of its Lord. And morning found them so that nothing could be seen except their
dwellings. Thus do We reward the guilty folk.
46:26 And verily We had empowered them with that wherewith We have not empowered you, and had assigned them ears and eyes and hearts; but their ears and eyes and hearts availed them nothing since they denied the revelations of God; and what they used to mock befell them.
46:27-28 And verily We have destroyed townships round about you, and displayed (for them) Our revelation, that perhaps they might return. Then why did those whom they had chosen for gods as a way of approach (to God) not help them? Nay, but they did fail them utterly. And (all) that was their lie, and what they used to invent.
46:29-32 And when We inclined toward you (O Muhammad) certain of the jinn, who wished to hear the Quran and, when they were in its presence, said: Give ear! And, when it was finished, turned back to their people, warning. They said: O our people! Lo! We have heard a Scripture, which has been revealed after Moses, confirming that which was before it, guiding to the truth and a right road. O our people! Respond to God's summoner and believe in Him. He will forgive you some of your sins and guard you from a painful punishment. And whoever responds not to God's summoner he cannot escape in the earth, and you (can find) no helpers (and protectors) instead of Him. Such are in error manifest.
46:33 Have they not seen that God, Who created the heavens and the earth and was not wearied by their creation, is Able to give life to the dead? Aye, He verily is Able to do all things.
46:34 And on the Day when those who disbelieve are exposed to the Fire (they will be asked): Is not this real? They will say: Yes, by our Lord. He will say: Then taste the punishment for that you disbelieved.
46:35 Then have patience (O Muhammad) even as the stout of heart among the Messengers (of old) had patience, and seek not to hasten on the punishment for them. On the Day when they see that which they are promised (it will seem to them) as though they had tarried but an hour of daylight. A clear message. Shall any be destroyed except evil doing folk?
47. Muhammad (The Praise One)
In the Name of God, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful
47:1-3 Those who disbelieve and turn (men) from the way of God, He renders their actions vain. And those who believe and do good works and believe in that which is revealed to Muhammad – and it is the truth from their Lord – He rids them of their ill deeds and improves their state. That is because those who disbelieve follow falsehood and because those who believe follow the truth from their Lord. Thus God coins their similitudes for people.
47:4-6 Now when you meet in battle those who disbelieve, then it is smiting of the necks until, when you have routed them, then making fast of bonds; and afterward either grace or ransom till the war lays down its burdens. That (is the ordinance). And if God willed He could have punished them (without you) but (thus it is ordained) that He may try some of you by means of others. And those who are slain in the way of God, He renders not their actions vain. He will guide them and improve their state, and bring them into the Garden, which He has made known to them.
47:7-9 O you who believe! If you help God, He will help you and will make your foothold firm. And those who disbelieve, perdition is for them, and He will make their actions vain. That is because they are averse to that which God has revealed, therefore makes He their action fruitless.
47:10-12 Have they not traveled in the land to see the nature of the consequence for those who were before them? God wiped them out. And for the disbelievers there will be the like thereof. That is because God is patron of those who believe, and because the disbelievers have no patron. Lo! God will cause those who believe and do good works to enter Gardens underneath which rivers flow; while those who disbelieve take their comfort in this life and eat even as the cattle eat, and the Fire is their habitation.
47:13-14 And how many a township stronger than your township (O Muhammad), which has cast you out, have We destroyed, and they had no helper! Is he who relies on a clear proof from his Lord like those for whom the evil that they do is beautified while they follow their own lusts?
47:15 A similitude of the Garden which those who keep their duty (to God) are promised: Therein are rivers of water unpolluted, and rivers of milk whereof the flavor changes not, and rivers of wine delicious to the drinkers, and rivers of clear-run honey; therein for them is every kind of fruit, with pardon from their Lord. (Are those who enjoy all this) like those who are immortal in the Fire and are given boiling water to drink so that it tears their bowels?
47:16 Among them are some who give ear to you (O Muhammad) till, when they go forth from your presence, they say to those who have been given knowledge: What was that he said just now? Those are they whose hearts God has sealed, and they follow their own lusts.
47:17 While as for those who walk aright, He adds to their guidance, and gives them piety.
47:18 Await they anything except the Hour that it should come upon them unawares? And the beginnings thereof have already come. But how, when it has come upon them, can they take their
47:19 So know (O Muhammad) that none should be worshipped but God alone, and ask forgiveness for your sin and for believing men and believing women. God knows (both) your place of turmoil and your place of rest.
47:20 And those who believe say: If only a chapter were revealed! But when a decisive chapter is revealed and war is mentioned therein, you see those in whose hearts is a disease looking at you with the look of men fainting to death. Therefore woe to them!
47:21 Obedience and a civil word. Then, when the matter is determined, if they are loyal to God it will be well for them.
47:22-24 Would you then, if you were given the command, work corruption in the land and sever your ties of kinship? Such are they whom God curses so that he deafens them and makes blind their eyes. Will they then not meditate on the Quran, or are there locks on their hearts?
47:25-26 Lo! Those who turn back after the guidance has been manifested to them, Satan has seduced them, and He gives them the rein. That is because they say to those who hate what God has revealed: We will obey you in some matters; and God knows their secret talk.
47:27-28 Then how (will it be with them) when the angels gather them, smiting their faces and their backs! That will be because they followed that which angers God, and hated that which pleases Him. Therefore He has made their actions vain.
47:29-30 Or do those in whose hearts is a disease deem that God will not bring to light their (secret) hates? And if We would, We could show them to you (O Muhammad) so that you should know them surely by their marks. And you shall know them by the burden of their talk. And God knows your deeds.
47:31 And verily We shall try you till We know those of you who fight hard (for the cause of God) and the patient, and till We test your record.
47:32 Lo! Those who disbelieve and turn from the way of God and oppose the Messenger after the guidance has been manifested to them, they hurt God not a jot, and He will make their actions fruitless.
47:33 O you who believe! Obey God and obey the Messenger, and render not your actions vain.
47:34 Lo! Those who disbelieve and turn from the way of God and then die disbelievers, God surely will not pardon them.
47:35 So do not falter and cry out for peace when you (will be) the uppermost, and God is with you, and He will not grudge (the reward of) your actions.
47:36-37 The life of the world is but a sport and a pastime. And if you believe and fear (God), He will give you your wages, and will not ask of you, your worldly wealth. If He should ask it of you and importune you, you would hoard it, and He would bring to light your (secret) hates.
47:38 Lo! You are of those who are called to spend in the way of God, yet among you there are some who hoard. And as for him who hoards, he hoards only from his soul. And God is the Rich, and you are poor. And if you turn away He will exchange you for some other folk, and they will not be the likes of you.
48. Al-Fath: Victory
In the Name of God, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful
48:1-3 Lo! We have given you (O Muhammad) a signal victory, that God may forgive you of your sin that which is past and that which is to come, and may perfect His favor to you, and may guide you on a right path, and that God may help you with strong help.
48:4 It is He Who sent down peace of reassurance into the hearts of the believers that they might add faith to their faith. God's are the hosts of the heavens and the earth, and God is ever Knower, Wise.
48:5 That He may bring the believing men and the believing women into Gardens underneath which rivers flow, wherein they will abide, and may expiate from them their evil deeds – That, in the sight of God, is the supreme triumph.
48:6 And may punish the hypocritical men and the hypocritical women, and the polytheist men and the polytheist women, who think an evil thought concerning God. For them is the evil turn of fortune, and God is wroth against them and has cursed them, and has made ready for them Hell, an evil journey's end.
48:7 God's are the hosts of the heavens and the earth, and God is ever Mighty, Wise.
48:8-9 Lo! We have sent you (O Muhammad) as a witness and a bearer of good tidings and a warner, that you (people) may believe in God and His Messenger, and may honor him, and may revere him, and may glorify Him at early dawn and at the close of day.
48:10 Lo! Those who swear allegiance to you (O Muhammad), swear allegiance only to God. The
Hand of God is above their hands. So whosoever breaks his oath breaks it only to his soul's hurt; while whosoever keeps his covenant with God, on him will He bestow immense reward.
48:11 Those of the wandering Arabs who were left behind will tell you: Our possessions and our
households occupied us, so ask forgiveness for us! They speak with their tongue that which is not in their hearts. Say: Who can avail you anything against God, if he intends you hurt or intends you
profit? Nay, but God is ever Aware of what you do.
48:12-13 Nay, but you deemed that the Messenger and the believers would never return to their own folk, and that was made fair seeming in your hearts, and you did think an evil thought, and you were worthless folk. And as for him who believes not in God and His Messenger – Lo! We have prepared a flame for disbelievers.
48:14 And God's is the supreme power of the heavens and the earth. He forgives whom He wills,
and punishes whom He wills. And God is ever Forgiving, Merciful.
48:15-16 Those who were left behind will say, when you set forth to capture booty: Let us go with you. They would gladly change the verdict of God. Say (to them, O Muhammad): You shall not go with us. Thus has God said beforehand. Then they will say: You are envious of us. Nay, but they understand not, except a little. Say to those of the wandering Arabs who were left behind: You will be called against a folk of mighty prowess, to fight them until they surrender; and if you obey, God will give you a fair reward; but if you turn away as you have turned away before, He will punish you with a painful punishment.
48:17 There is no blame for the blind, nor is there blame for the lame, nor is there blame for the sick (that they go not forth to war). And whoever obeys God and His Messenger, He will make him enter Gardens underneath which rivers flow; and whoever turns back, He will punish him with a painful punishment.
48:18-19 God was well pleased with the believers when they swore allegiance to you beneath the tree, and He knew what was in their hearts, and He sent down peace of reassurance on them, and has rewarded them with a near victory; and much booty that they will capture. God is ever Mighty, Wise.
48:20-21 God promises you much booty that you will capture, and has given you this in advance, and has withheld men's hands from you, that it may be a sign for the believers, and that He may guide you on a right path. And other (gain), which you have not been able to achieve, God will compass it. God is Able to do all things.
48:22 And if those who disbelieve join battle with you they will take to flight, and afterward they will find neither protector nor helper.
48:23 It is the law of God, which has taken course before. You will not find for the law of God anything of power to change.
48:24 And it is He Who has withheld men's hands from you, and has withheld your hands from them, in the valley of Mecca, after He had made you victors over them. God is Seer of what you do.
48:25 They are the ones who disbelieved and debarred you from the Inviolable Place of Worship, and debarred the offering from reaching its goal. And if it had not been for believing men and believing women, whom you know not – lest you should tread them underfoot and thus incur guilt for them unknowingly; that God might bring into His mercy whom He will – If (the believers and the disbelievers) had been clearly separated We verily had punished those of them who disbelieved with painful punishment.
48:26 When those who disbelieve had set up in their hearts zealotry, the zealotry of the Age of Ignorance, then God sent down His peace of reassurance upon His Messenger and upon the believers and imposed on them the word of piety, for they were worthy of it and suitable for it. And God is Aware of all things.
48:27 God has fulfilled the vision for His Messenger in very truth. You shall indeed enter the Inviolable Place of Worship, if God wills, secure, (having your hair) shaven and cut, not fearing. But He knows that which you know not, and has given you a near victory beforehand.
48:28 It is He Who has sent His Messenger with the guidance and the religion of truth, that He may cause it to prevail over all religions. And God suffices as a witness.
48:29 Muhammad is the Messenger of God. And those with him are hard against the disbelievers and merciful among themselves. You (O Muhammad) see them bowing and falling prostrate (in worship), seeking bounty from God and (His) acceptance. The mark of them is on their foreheads from the traces of prostration. Such is their similitude in the Torah and their similitude in the Gospel – as sown corn that sends forth its shoot and strengthens it and rises firm upon its stalk, delighting the sowers – that He may enrage the disbelievers with (the sight of) them. God has promised, to such of them as believe and do good works, forgiveness and immense reward.