بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيمِ قَدْ أَفْلَحَ الْمُؤْمِنُونَ
Successful indeed are the believers,
The believers must (eventually) win through,-
Successful indeed are the believers
الَّذِينَ هُمْ فِي صَلَاتِهِمْ خَاشِعُونَ
Who are humble in their prayers,
Those who humble themselves in their prayers;
Who are humble in their prayers,
وَالَّذِينَ هُمْ عَنِ اللَّغْوِ مُعْرِضُونَ
And who keep aloof from what is vain,
Who avoid vain talk;
And who shun vain conversation,
وَالَّذِينَ هُمْ لِلزَّكَاةِ فَاعِلُونَ
And who are givers of poor-rate,
Who are active in deeds of charity;
And who are payers of the poor-due;
وَالَّذِينَ هُمْ لِفُرُوجِهِمْ حَافِظُونَ
And who guard their private parts,
Who abstain from sex,
And who guard their modesty -
إِلَّا عَلَى أَزْوَاجِهِمْ أوْ مَا مَلَكَتْ أَيْمَانُهُمْ فَإِنَّهُمْ غَيْرُ مَلُومِينَ
Except before their mates or those whom their right hands possess, for they surely are not blameable,
Except with those joined to them in the marriage bond, or (the captives) whom their right hands possess,- for (in their case) they are free from blame,
Save from their wives or the (slaves) that their right hands possess, for then they are not blameworthy,
فَمَنِ ابْتَغَى وَرَاء ذَلِكَ فَأُوْلَئِكَ هُمُ الْعَادُونَ
But whoever seeks to go beyond that, these are they that exceed the limits;
But those whose desires exceed those limits are transgressors;-
But whoso craveth beyond that, such are transgressors -
وَالَّذِينَ هُمْ لِأَمَانَاتِهِمْ وَعَهْدِهِمْ رَاعُونَ
And those who are keepers of their trusts and their covenant,
Those who faithfully observe their trusts and their covenants;
And who are shepherds of their pledge and their covenant,
وَالَّذِينَ هُمْ عَلَى صَلَوَاتِهِمْ يُحَافِظُونَ
And those who keep a guard on their prayers;
And who (strictly) guard their prayers;-
And who pay heed to their prayers.
أُوْلَئِكَ هُمُ الْوَارِثُونَ
These are they who are the heirs,
These will be the heirs,
These are the heirs
الَّذِينَ يَرِثُونَ الْفِرْدَوْسَ هُمْ فِيهَا خَالِدُونَ
Who shall inherit the Paradise; they shall abide therein.
Who will inherit Paradise: they will dwell therein (for ever).
Who will inherit paradise. There they will abide.
وَلَقَدْ خَلَقْنَا الْإِنسَانَ مِن سُلَالَةٍ مِّن طِينٍ
And certainly We created man of an extract of clay,
Man We did create from a quintessence (of clay);
Verily We created man from a product of wet earth;
ثُمَّ جَعَلْنَاهُ نُطْفَةً فِي قَرَارٍ مَّكِينٍ
Then We made him a small seed in a firm resting-place,
Then We placed him as (a drop of) sperm in a place of rest, firmly fixed;
Then placed him as a drop (of seed) in a safe lodging;
ثُمَّ خَلَقْنَا النُّطْفَةَ عَلَقَةً فَخَلَقْنَا الْعَلَقَةَ مُضْغَةً فَخَلَقْنَا الْمُضْغَةَ عِظَامًا فَكَسَوْنَا الْعِظَامَ لَحْمًا ثُمَّ أَنشَأْنَاهُ خَلْقًا آخَرَ فَتَبَارَكَ اللَّهُ أَحْسَنُ الْخَالِقِينَ
Then We made the seed a clot, then We made the clot a lump of flesh, then We made (in) the lump of flesh bones, then We clothed the bones with flesh, then We caused it to grow into another creation, so blessed be Allah, the best of the creators.
Then We made the sperm into a clot of congealed blood; then of that clot We made a (foetus) lump; then we made out of that lump bones and clothed the bones with flesh; then we developed out of it another creature. So blessed be Allah, the best to create!
Then fashioned We the drop a clot, then fashioned We the clot a little lump, then fashioned We the little lump bones, then clothed the bones with flesh, and then produced it as another creation. So blessed be Allah, the Best of creators!
ثُمَّ إِنَّكُمْ بَعْدَ ذَلِكَ لَمَيِّتُونَ
Then after that you will most surely die.
After that, at length ye will die
Then lo! after that ye surely die.
ثُمَّ إِنَّكُمْ يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ تُبْعَثُونَ
Then surely on the day of resurrection you shall be raised.
Again, on the Day of Judgment, will ye be raised up.
Then lo! on the Day of Resurrection ye are raised (again).
وَلَقَدْ خَلَقْنَا فَوْقَكُمْ سَبْعَ طَرَائِقَ وَمَا كُنَّا عَنِ الْخَلْقِ غَافِلِينَ
And certainly We made above you seven heavens; and never are We heedless of creation.
And We have made, above you, seven tracts; and We are never unmindful of (our) Creation.
And We have created above you seven paths, and We are never unmindful of creation.
وَأَنزَلْنَا مِنَ السَّمَاء مَاء بِقَدَرٍ فَأَسْكَنَّاهُ فِي الْأَرْضِ وَإِنَّا عَلَى ذَهَابٍ بِهِ لَقَادِرُونَ
And We send down water from the cloud according to a measure, then We cause it to settle in the earth, and most surely We are able to carry it away.
And We send down water from the sky according to (due) measure, and We cause it to soak in the soil; and We certainly are able to drain it off (with ease).
And we send down from the sky water in measure, and We give it lodging in the earth, and lo! We are Able to withdraw it.
فَأَنشَأْنَا لَكُم بِهِ جَنَّاتٍ مِّن نَّخِيلٍ وَأَعْنَابٍ لَّكُمْ فِيهَا فَوَاكِهُ كَثِيرَةٌ وَمِنْهَا تَأْكُلُونَ
Then We cause to grow thereby gardens of palm trees and grapes for you; you have in them many fruits and from them do you eat;
With it We grow for you gardens of date-palms and vines: in them have ye abundant fruits: and of them ye eat (and have enjoyment),-
Then We produce for you therewith gardens of date-palms and grapes, wherein is much fruit for you and whereof ye eat;
وَشَجَرَةً تَخْرُجُ مِن طُورِ سَيْنَاء تَنبُتُ بِالدُّهْنِ وَصِبْغٍ لِّلْآكِلِينَ
And a tree that grows out of Mount Sinai which produces oil and a condiment for those who eat.
Also a tree springing out of Mount Sinai, which produces oil, and relish for those who use it for food.
And a tree that springeth forth from Mount Sinai that groweth oil and relish for the eaters.
وَإِنَّ لَكُمْ فِي الْأَنْعَامِ لَعِبْرَةً نُّسقِيكُم مِّمَّا فِي بُطُونِهَا وَلَكُمْ فِيهَا مَنَافِعُ كَثِيرَةٌ وَمِنْهَا تَأْكُلُونَ
And most surely there is a lesson for you in the cattle: We make you to drink of what is in their bellies, and you have in them many advantages and of them you eat,
And in cattle (too) ye have an instructive example: from within their bodies We produce (milk) for you to drink; there are, in them, (besides), numerous (other) benefits for you; and of their (meat) ye eat;
And lo! in the cattle there is verily a lesson for you. We give you to drink of that which is in their bellies, and many uses have ye in them, and of them do ye eat;
وَعَلَيْهَا وَعَلَى الْفُلْكِ تُحْمَلُونَ
And on them and on the ships you are borne.
An on them, as well as in slips, ye side.
And on them and on the ship ye are carried.
وَلَقَدْ أَرْسَلْنَا نُوحًا إِلَى قَوْمِهِ فَقَالَ يَا قَوْمِ اعْبُدُوا اللَّهَ مَا لَكُم مِّنْ إِلَهٍ غَيْرُهُ أَفَلَا تَتَّقُونَ
And certainly We sent Nuh to his people, and he said: O my people! serve Allah, you have no god other than Him; will you not then guard (against evil)?
(Further, We sent a long line of prophets for your instruction). We sent Noah to his people: He said, "O my people! worship Allah! Ye have no other god but Him. Will ye not fear (Him)?"
And We verily sent Noah unto his folk, and he said: O my people! Serve Allah. Ye have no other Allah save Him. Will ye not ward off (evil)?
فَقَالَ الْمَلَأُ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا مِن قَوْمِهِ مَا هَذَا إِلَّا بَشَرٌ مِّثْلُكُمْ يُرِيدُ أَن يَتَفَضَّلَ عَلَيْكُمْ وَلَوْ شَاء اللَّهُ لَأَنزَلَ مَلَائِكَةً مَّا سَمِعْنَا بِهَذَا فِي آبَائِنَا الْأَوَّلِينَ
And the chiefs of those who disbelieved from among his people said: He is nothing but a mortal like yourselves who desires that he may have superiority over you, and if Allah had pleased, He could certainly have sent down angels. We have not heard of this among our fathers of yore:
The chiefs of the Unbelievers among his people said: "He is no more than a man like yourselves: his wish is to assert his superiority over you: if Allah had wished (to send messengers), He could have sent down angels; never did we hear such a thing (as he says), among our ancestors of old."
But the chieftains of his folk, who disbelieved, said: This is only a mortal like you who would make himself superior to you. Had Allah willed, He surely could have sent down angels. We heard not of this in the case of our fathers of old.
إِنْ هُوَ إِلَّا رَجُلٌ بِهِ جِنَّةٌ فَتَرَبَّصُوا بِهِ حَتَّى حِينٍ
He is only a madman, so bear with him for a time.
(And some said): "He is only a man possessed: wait (and have patience) with him for a time."
He is only a man in whom is a madness, so watch him for a while.
قَالَ رَبِّ انصُرْنِي بِمَا كَذَّبُونِ
He said: O my Lord! help me against their calling me a liar.
(Noah) said: "O my Lord! help me: for that they accuse me of falsehood!"
He said: My Lord! Help me because they deny me.
فَأَوْحَيْنَا إِلَيْهِ أَنِ اصْنَعِ الْفُلْكَ بِأَعْيُنِنَا وَوَحْيِنَا فَإِذَا جَاء أَمْرُنَا وَفَارَ التَّنُّورُ فَاسْلُكْ فِيهَا مِن كُلٍّ زَوْجَيْنِ اثْنَيْنِ وَأَهْلَكَ إِلَّا مَن سَبَقَ عَلَيْهِ الْقَوْلُ مِنْهُمْ وَلَا تُخَاطِبْنِي فِي الَّذِينَ ظَلَمُوا إِنَّهُم مُّغْرَقُونَ
So We revealed to him, saying: Make the ark before Our eyes and (according to) Our revelation; and when Our command is given and the valley overflows, take into it of every kind a pair, two, and your followers, except those among them against whom the word has gone forth, and do not speak to Me in respect of those who are unjust; surely they shall be drowned.
So We inspired him (with this message): "Construct the Ark within Our sight and under Our guidance: then when comes Our Command, and the fountains of the earth gush forth, take thou on board pairs of every species, male and female, and thy family- except those of them against whom the Word has already gone forth: And address Me not in favour of the wrong-doers; for they shall be drowned (in the Flood).
Then We inspired in him, saying: Make the ship under Our eyes and Our inspiration. Then, when Our command cometh and the oven gusheth water, introduce therein of every (kind) two spouses, and thy household save him thereof against whom the Word hath already gone forth. And plead not with Me on behalf of those who have done wrong. Lo! they will be drowned.
فَإِذَا اسْتَوَيْتَ أَنتَ وَمَن مَّعَكَ عَلَى الْفُلْكِ فَقُلِ الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ الَّذِي نَجَّانَا مِنَ الْقَوْمِ الظَّالِمِينَ
And when you are firmly seated, you and those with you, in the ark, say: All praise is due to Allah who delivered us from the unjust people:
And when thou hast embarked on the Ark - thou and those with thee,- say: "Praise be to Allah, Who has saved us from the people who do wrong."
And when thou art on board the ship, thou and whoso is with thee, then say: Praise be to Allah Who hath saved us from the wrongdoing folk!
وَقُل رَّبِّ أَنزِلْنِي مُنزَلًا مُّبَارَكًا وَأَنتَ خَيْرُ الْمُنزِلِينَ
And say: O my Lord! cause me to disembark a blessed alighting, and Thou art the best to cause to alight.
And say: "O my Lord! enable me to disembark with thy blessing: for Thou art the Best to enable (us) to disembark."
And say: My Lord! Cause me to land at a blessed landing-place, for Thou art Best of all who bring to land.
إِنَّ فِي ذَلِكَ لَآيَاتٍ وَإِن كُنَّا لَمُبْتَلِينَ
Most surely there are signs in this, and most surely We are ever trying (men).
Verily in this there are Signs (for men to understand); (thus) do We try (men).
Lo! herein verily are portents, for lo! We are ever putting (mankind) to the test.
ثُمَّ أَنشَأْنَا مِن بَعْدِهِمْ قَرْنًا آخَرِينَ
Then We raised up after them another generation.
Then We raised after them another generation.
Then, after them, We brought forth another generation;
فَأَرْسَلْنَا فِيهِمْ رَسُولًا مِنْهُمْ أَنِ اعْبُدُوا اللَّهَ مَا لَكُم مِّنْ إِلَهٍ غَيْرُهُ أَفَلَا تَتَّقُونَ
So We sent among them a messenger from among them, saying: Serve Allah, you have no god other than Him; will you not then guard (against evil)?
And We sent to them a messenger from among themselves, (saying), "Worship Allah! ye have no other god but Him. Will ye not fear (Him)?"
And we sent among them a messenger of their own, saying: Serve Allah, Ye have no other Allah save Him. Will ye not ward off (evil)?
وَقَالَ الْمَلَأُ مِن قَوْمِهِ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا وَكَذَّبُوا بِلِقَاء الْآخِرَةِ وَأَتْرَفْنَاهُمْ فِي الْحَيَاةِ الدُّنْيَا مَا هَذَا إِلَّا بَشَرٌ مِّثْلُكُمْ يَأْكُلُ مِمَّا تَأْكُلُونَ مِنْهُ وَيَشْرَبُ مِمَّا تَشْرَبُونَ
And the chiefs of his people who disbelieved and called the meeting of the hereafter a lie, and whom We had given plenty to enjoy in this world's life, said: This is nothing but a mortal like yourselves, eating of what you eat from and drinking of what you drink.
And the chiefs of his people, who disbelieved and denied the Meeting in the Hereafter, and on whom We had bestowed the good things of this life, said: "He is no more than a man like yourselves: he eats of that of which ye eat, and drinks of what ye drink.
And the chieftains of his folk, who disbelieved and denied the meeting of the Hereafter, and whom We had made soft in the life of the world, said: This is only a mortal like you, who eateth of that whereof ye eat and drinketh of that ye drink.
وَلَئِنْ أَطَعْتُم بَشَرًا مِثْلَكُمْ إِنَّكُمْ إِذًا لَّخَاسِرُونَ
And if you obey a mortal like yourselves, then most surely you will be losers:
"If ye obey a man like yourselves, behold, it is certain ye will be lost.
If ye were to obey a mortal like yourselves, then, lo! ye surely would be losers.
أَيَعِدُكُمْ أَنَّكُمْ إِذَا مِتُّمْ وَكُنتُمْ تُرَابًا وَعِظَامًا أَنَّكُم مُّخْرَجُونَ
What! does he threaten you that when you are dead and become dust and bones that you shall then be brought forth?
"Does he promise that when ye die and become dust and bones, ye shall be brought forth (again)?
Doth he promise you that you, when ye are dead and have become dust and bones, will (again) be brought forth?
هَيْهَاتَ هَيْهَاتَ لِمَا تُوعَدُونَ
Far, far is that which you are threatened with.
"Far, very far is that which ye are promised!
Begone, begone, with that which ye are promised!
إِنْ هِيَ إِلَّا حَيَاتُنَا الدُّنْيَا نَمُوتُ وَنَحْيَا وَمَا نَحْنُ بِمَبْعُوثِينَ
There is naught but our life in this world; we die and we live and we shall not be raised again.
"There is nothing but our life in this world! We shall die and we live! But we shall never be raised up again!
There is naught but our life of the world; we die and we live, and we shall not be raised (again).
إِنْ هُوَ إِلَّا رَجُلٌ افْتَرَى عَلَى اللَّهِ كَذِبًا وَمَا نَحْنُ لَهُ بِمُؤْمِنِينَ
He is naught but a man who has forged a lie against Allah, and we are not going to believe in him.
"He is only a man who invents a lie against Allah, but we are not the ones to believe in him!"
He is only a man who hath invented a lie about Allah. We are not going to put faith in him.
قَالَ رَبِّ انصُرْنِي بِمَا كَذَّبُونِ
He said: O my Lord! help me against their calling me a liar.
(The prophet) said: "O my Lord! help me: for that they accuse me of falsehood."
He said: My Lord! Help me because they deny me.
قَالَ عَمَّا قَلِيلٍ لَيُصْبِحُنَّ نَادِمِينَ
He said: In a little while they will most certainly be repenting.
(Allah) said: "In but a little while, they are sure to be sorry!"
He said: In a little while they surely will become repentant.
فَأَخَذَتْهُمُ الصَّيْحَةُ بِالْحَقِّ فَجَعَلْنَاهُمْ غُثَاء فَبُعْدًا لِّلْقَوْمِ الظَّالِمِينَ
So the punishment overtook them in justice, and We made them as rubbish; so away with the unjust people.
Then the Blast overtook them with justice, and We made them as rubbish of dead leaves (floating on the stream of Time)! So away with the people who do wrong!
So the (Awful) Cry overtook them rightfully, and We made them like as wreckage (that a torrent hurleth). A far removal for wrongdoing folk!
ثُمَّ أَنشَأْنَا مِن بَعْدِهِمْ قُرُونًا آخَرِينَ
Then We raised after them other generations.
Then We raised after them other generations.
Then after them We brought forth other generations.
مَا تَسْبِقُ مِنْ أُمَّةٍ أَجَلَهَا وَمَا يَسْتَأْخِرُونَ
No people can hasten on their doom nor can they postpone (it).
No people can hasten their term, nor can they delay (it).
No nation can outstrip its term, nor yet postpone it.
ثُمَّ أَرْسَلْنَا رُسُلَنَا تَتْرَا كُلَّ مَا جَاء أُمَّةً رَّسُولُهَا كَذَّبُوهُ فَأَتْبَعْنَا بَعْضَهُم بَعْضًا وَجَعَلْنَاهُمْ أَحَادِيثَ فَبُعْدًا لِّقَوْمٍ لَّا يُؤْمِنُونَ
Then We sent Our messengers one after another; whenever there came to a people their messenger, they called him a liar, so We made some of them follow others and We made them stories; so away with a people who do not believe!
Then sent We our messengers in succession: every time there came to a people their messenger, they accused him of falsehood: so We made them follow each other (in punishment): We made them as a tale (that is told): So away with a people that will not believe!
Then We sent our messengers one after another. Whenever its messenger came unto a nation they denied him; so We caused them to follow one another (to disaster) and We made them bywords. A far removal for folk who believe not!
ثُمَّ أَرْسَلْنَا مُوسَى وَأَخَاهُ هَارُونَ بِآيَاتِنَا وَسُلْطَانٍ مُّبِينٍ
Then We sent Musa and his brother Haroun, with Our communications and a clear authority,
Then We sent Moses and his brother Aaron, with Our Signs and authority manifest,
Then We sent Moses and his brother Aaron with Our tokens and a clear warrant
إِلَى فِرْعَوْنَ وَمَلَئِهِ فَاسْتَكْبَرُوا وَكَانُوا قَوْمًا عَالِينَ
To Firon and his chiefs, but they behaved haughtily and they were an insolent people.
To Pharaoh and his Chiefs: But these behaved insolently: they were an arrogant people.
Unto Pharaoh and his chiefs, but they scorned (them) and they were despotic folk.
فَقَالُوا أَنُؤْمِنُ لِبَشَرَيْنِ مِثْلِنَا وَقَوْمُهُمَا لَنَا عَابِدُونَ
And they said: What! shall we believe in two mortals like ourselves while their people serve us?
They said: "Shall we believe in two men like ourselves? And their people are subject to us!"
And they said: Shall we put faith in two mortals like ourselves, and whose folk are servile unto us?
فَكَذَّبُوهُمَا فَكَانُوا مِنَ الْمُهْلَكِينَ
So they rejected them and became of those who were destroyed.
So they accused them of falsehood, and they became of those who were destroyed.
So they denied them, and became of those who were destroyed.
وَلَقَدْ آتَيْنَا مُوسَى الْكِتَابَ لَعَلَّهُمْ يَهْتَدُونَ
And certainly We gave Musa the Book that they may follow a right direction.
And We gave Moses the Book, in order that they might receive guidance.
And We verily gave Moses the Scripture, that haply they might go aright.
وَجَعَلْنَا ابْنَ مَرْيَمَ وَأُمَّهُ آيَةً وَآوَيْنَاهُمَا إِلَى رَبْوَةٍ ذَاتِ قَرَارٍ وَمَعِينٍ
And We made the son of Marium and his mother a sign, and We gave them a shelter on a lofty ground having meadows and springs.
And We made the son of Mary and his mother as a Sign: We gave them both shelter on high ground, affording rest and security and furnished with springs.
And We made the son of Mary and his mother a portent, and We gave them refuge on a height, a place of flocks and watersprings.
يَا أَيُّهَا الرُّسُلُ كُلُوا مِنَ الطَّيِّبَاتِ وَاعْمَلُوا صَالِحًا إِنِّي بِمَا تَعْمَلُونَ عَلِيمٌ
O messengers! eat of the good things and do good; surely I know what you do.
O ye messengers! enjoy (all) things good and pure, and work righteousness: for I am well-acquainted with (all) that ye do.
O ye messengers! Eat of the good things, and do right. Lo! I am Aware of what ye do.
وَإِنَّ هَذِهِ أُمَّتُكُمْ أُمَّةً وَاحِدَةً وَأَنَا رَبُّكُمْ فَاتَّقُونِ
And surely this your religion is one religion and I am your Lord, therefore be careful (of your duty) to Me.
And verily this Brotherhood of yours is a single Brotherhood, and I am your Lord and Cherisher: therefore fear Me (and no other).
And lo! this your religion is one religion and I am your Lord, so keep your duty unto Me.
فَتَقَطَّعُوا أَمْرَهُم بَيْنَهُمْ زُبُرًا كُلُّ حِزْبٍ بِمَا لَدَيْهِمْ فَرِحُونَ
But they cut off their religion among themselves into sects, each part rejoicing in that which is with them.
But people have cut off their affair (of unity), between them, into sects: each party rejoices in that which is with itself.
But they (mankind) have broken their religion among them into sects, each group rejoicing in its tenets.
فَذَرْهُمْ فِي غَمْرَتِهِمْ حَتَّى حِينٍ
Therefore leave them in their overwhelming ignorance till
But leave them in their confused ignorance for a time.
So leave them in their error till a time.
أَيَحْسَبُونَ أَنَّمَا نُمِدُّهُم بِهِ مِن مَّالٍ وَبَنِينَ
Do they think that by what We aid them with of wealth and children,
Do they think that because We have granted them abundance of wealth and sons,
Think they that in the wealth and sons wherewith We provide them
نُسَارِعُ لَهُمْ فِي الْخَيْرَاتِ بَل لَّا يَشْعُرُونَ
We are hastening to them of good things? Nay, they do not perceive.
We would hasten them on in every good? Nay, they do not understand.
We hasten unto them with good things? Nay, but they perceive not.
إِنَّ الَّذِينَ هُم مِّنْ خَشْيَةِ رَبِّهِم مُّشْفِقُونَ
Surely they who from fear of their Lord are cautious,
Verily those who live in awe for fear of their Lord;
Lo! those who go in awe for fear of their Lord.
وَالَّذِينَ هُم بِآيَاتِ رَبِّهِمْ يُؤْمِنُونَ
And those who believe in the communications of their Lord,
Those who believe in the Signs of their Lord;
And those who believe in the revelations of their Lord,
وَالَّذِينَ هُم بِرَبِّهِمْ لَا يُشْرِكُونَ
And those who do not associate (aught) with their Lord,
Those who join not (in worship) partners with their Lord;
And those who ascribe not partners unto their Lord,
وَالَّذِينَ يُؤْتُونَ مَا آتَوا وَّقُلُوبُهُمْ وَجِلَةٌ أَنَّهُمْ إِلَى رَبِّهِمْ رَاجِعُونَ
And those who give what they give (in alms) while their hearts are full of fear that to their Lord they must return,
And those who dispense their charity with their hearts full of fear, because they will return to their Lord;-
And those who give that which they give with hearts afraid because they are about to return unto their Lord,
أُوْلَئِكَ يُسَارِعُونَ فِي الْخَيْرَاتِ وَهُمْ لَهَا سَابِقُونَ
These hasten to good things and they are foremost in (attaining) them.
It is these who hasten in every good work, and these who are foremost in them.
These race for the good things, and they shall win them in the race.
وَلَا نُكَلِّفُ نَفْسًا إِلَّا وُسْعَهَا وَلَدَيْنَا كِتَابٌ يَنطِقُ بِالْحَقِّ وَهُمْ لَا يُظْلَمُونَ
And We do not lay on any soul a burden except to the extent of its ability, and with Us is a book which speaks the truth, and they shall not be dealt with unjustly.
On no soul do We place a burden greater than it can bear: before Us is a record which clearly shows the truth: they will never be wronged.
And we task not any soul beyond its scope, and with Us is a Record which speaketh the truth, and they will not be wronged.
بَلْ قُلُوبُهُمْ فِي غَمْرَةٍ مِّنْ هَذَا وَلَهُمْ أَعْمَالٌ مِن دُونِ ذَلِكَ هُمْ لَهَا عَامِلُونَ
Nay, their hearts are in overwhelming ignorance with respect to it and they have besides this other deeds which they do.
But their hearts are in confused ignorance of this; and there are, besides that, deeds of theirs, which they will (continue) to do,-
Nay, but their hearts are in ignorance of this (Qur'an), and they have other works, besides, which they are doing;
حَتَّى إِذَا أَخَذْنَا مُتْرَفِيهِم بِالْعَذَابِ إِذَا هُمْ يَجْأَرُونَ
Until when We overtake those who lead easy lives among them with punishment, lo! they cry for succor.
Until, when We seize in Punishment those of them who received the good things of this world, behold, they will groan in supplication!
Till when We grasp their luxurious ones with the punishment, behold! they supplicate.
لَا تَجْأَرُوا الْيَوْمَ إِنَّكُم مِّنَّا لَا تُنصَرُونَ
Cry not for succor this day; surely you shall not be given help from Us.
(It will be said): "Groan not in supplication this day: for ye shall certainly not be helped by Us.
Supplicate not this day! Assuredly ye will not be helped by Us.
قَدْ كَانَتْ آيَاتِي تُتْلَى عَلَيْكُمْ فَكُنتُمْ عَلَى أَعْقَابِكُمْ تَنكِصُونَ
My communications were indeed recited to you, but you used to turn back on your heels,
"My Signs used to be rehearsed to you, but ye used to turn back on your heels-
My revelations were recited unto you, but ye used to turn back on your heels,
مُسْتَكْبِرِينَ بِهِ سَامِرًا تَهْجُرُونَ
In arrogance; talking nonsense about the Quran, and left him like one telling fables by night.
"In arrogance: talking nonsense about the (Qur'an), like one telling fables by night."
In scorn thereof. Nightly did ye rave together.
أَفَلَمْ يَدَّبَّرُوا الْقَوْلَ أَمْ جَاءهُم مَّا لَمْ يَأْتِ آبَاءهُمُ الْأَوَّلِينَ
Is it then that they do not ponder over what is said, or is it that there has come to them that which did not come to their fathers of old?
Do they not ponder over the Word (of Allah), or has anything (new) come to them that did not come to their fathers of old?
Have they not pondered the Word, or hath that come unto them which came not unto their fathers of old?
أَمْ لَمْ يَعْرِفُوا رَسُولَهُمْ فَهُمْ لَهُ مُنكِرُونَ
Or is it that they have not recognized their Messenger, so that they deny him?
Or do they not recognise their Messenger, that they deny him?
Or know they not their messenger, and so reject him?
أَمْ يَقُولُونَ بِهِ جِنَّةٌ بَلْ جَاءهُم بِالْحَقِّ وَأَكْثَرُهُمْ لِلْحَقِّ كَارِهُونَ
Or do they say: There is madness in him? Nay! he has brought them the truth, and most of them are averse from the truth.
Or do they say, "He is possessed"? Nay, he has brought them the Truth, but most of them hate the Truth.
Or say they: There is a madness in him? Nay, but he bringeth them the Truth; and most of them are haters of the Truth.
وَلَوِ اتَّبَعَ الْحَقُّ أَهْوَاءهُمْ لَفَسَدَتِ السَّمَاوَاتُ وَالْأَرْضُ وَمَن فِيهِنَّ بَلْ أَتَيْنَاهُم بِذِكْرِهِمْ فَهُمْ عَن ذِكْرِهِم مُّعْرِضُونَ
And should the truth follow their low desires, surely the heavens and the earth and all those who are therein would have perished. Nay! We have brought to them their reminder, but from their reminder they turn aside.
If the Truth had been in accord with their desires, truly the heavens and the earth, and all beings therein would have been in confusion and corruption! Nay, We have sent them their admonition, but they turn away from their admonition.
And if the Truth had followed their desires, verily the heavens and the earth and whosoever is therein had been corrupted. Nay, We have brought them their Reminder, but from their Reminder they now turn away.
أَمْ تَسْأَلُهُمْ خَرْجًا فَخَرَاجُ رَبِّكَ خَيْرٌ وَهُوَ خَيْرُ الرَّازِقِينَ
Or is it that you ask them a recompense? But the recompense of your Lord is best, and He is the best of those who provide sustenance.
Or is it that thou askest them for some recompense? But the recompense of thy Lord is best: He is the Best of those who give sustenance.
Or dost thou ask of them (O Muhammad) any tribute? But the bounty of thy Lord is better, for He is Best of all who make provision.
وَإِنَّكَ لَتَدْعُوهُمْ إِلَى صِرَاطٍ مُّسْتَقِيمٍ
And most surely you invite them to a right way.
But verily thou callest them to the Straight Way;
And lo! thou summonest them indeed unto a straight path.
وَإِنَّ الَّذِينَ لَا يُؤْمِنُونَ بِالْآخِرَةِ عَنِ الصِّرَاطِ لَنَاكِبُونَ
And most surely those who do not believe in the hereafter are deviating from the way.
And verily those who believe not in the Hereafter are deviating from that Way.
And lo! those who believe not in the Hereafter are indeed astray from the path.
وَلَوْ رَحِمْنَاهُمْ وَكَشَفْنَا مَا بِهِم مِّن ضُرٍّ لَّلَجُّوا فِي طُغْيَانِهِمْ يَعْمَهُونَ
And if We show mercy to them and remove the distress they have, they would persist in their inordinacy, blindly wandering on.
If We had mercy on them and removed the distress which is on them, they would obstinately persist in their transgression, wandering in distraction to and fro.
Though We had mercy on them and relieved them of the harm afflicting them, they still would wander blindly on in their contumacy.
وَلَقَدْ أَخَذْنَاهُم بِالْعَذَابِ فَمَا اسْتَكَانُوا لِرَبِّهِمْ وَمَا يَتَضَرَّعُونَ
And already We overtook them with chastisement, but they were not submissive to their Lord, nor do they humble themselves.
We inflicted Punishment on them, but they humbled not themselves to their Lord, nor do they submissively entreat (Him)!-
Already have We grasped them with punishment, but they humble not themselves unto their Lord, nor do they pray,
حَتَّى إِذَا فَتَحْنَا عَلَيْهِم بَابًا ذَا عَذَابٍ شَدِيدٍ إِذَا هُمْ فِيهِ مُبْلِسُونَ
Until when We open upon them a door of severe chastisement, lo! they are in despair at it.
Until We open on them a gate leading to a severe Punishment: then Lo! they will be plunged in despair therein!
Until, when We open for them the gate of extreme punishment, behold! they are aghast thereat.
وَهُوَ الَّذِي أَنشَأَ لَكُمُ السَّمْعَ وَالْأَبْصَارَ وَالْأَفْئِدَةَ قَلِيلًا مَّا تَشْكُرُونَ
And He it is Who made for you the ears and the eyes and the hearts; little is it that you give thanks.
It is He Who has created for you (the faculties of) hearing, sight, feeling and understanding: little thanks it is ye give!
He it is Who hath created for you ears and eyes and hearts. Small thanks give ye!
وَهُوَ الَّذِي ذَرَأَكُمْ فِي الْأَرْضِ وَإِلَيْهِ تُحْشَرُونَ
And He it is Who multiplied you in the earth, and to Him you shall be gathered.
And He has multiplied you through the earth, and to Him shall ye be gathered back.
And He it is Who hath sown you broadcast in the earth, and unto Him ye will be gathered.
وَهُوَ الَّذِي يُحْيِي وَيُمِيتُ وَلَهُ اخْتِلَافُ اللَّيْلِ وَالنَّهَارِ أَفَلَا تَعْقِلُونَ
And He it is Who gives life and causes death, and (in) His (control) is the alternation of the night and the day; do you not then understand?
It is He Who gives life and death, and to Him (is due) the alternation of Night and Day: will ye not then understand?
And He it is Who giveth life and causeth death, and His is the difference of night and day. Have ye then no sense?
بَلْ قَالُوا مِثْلَ مَا قَالَ الْأَوَّلُونَ
Nay, they say the like of what the ancients said:
On the contrary they say things similar to what the ancients said.
Nay, but they say the like of that which said the men of old;
قَالُوا أَئِذَا مِتْنَا وَكُنَّا تُرَابًا وَعِظَامًا أَئِنَّا لَمَبْعُوثُونَ
They say: What! When we are dead and become dust and bones, shall we then be raised?
They say: "What! when we die and become dust and bones, could we really be raised up again?
They say: When we are dead and have become (mere) dust and bones, shall we then, forsooth, be raised again?
لَقَدْ وُعِدْنَا نَحْنُ وَآبَاؤُنَا هَذَا مِن قَبْلُ إِنْ هَذَا إِلَّا أَسَاطِيرُ الْأَوَّلِينَ
Certainly we are promised this, and (so were) our fathers aforetime; this is naught but stories of those of old.
"Such things have been promised to us and to our fathers before! they are nothing but tales of the ancients!"
We were already promised this, we and our forefathers. Lo! this is naught but fables of the men of old.
قُل لِّمَنِ الْأَرْضُ وَمَن فِيهَا إِن كُنتُمْ تَعْلَمُونَ
Say: Whose is the earth, and whoever is therein, if you know?
Say: "To whom belong the earth and all beings therein? (say) if ye know!"
Say: Unto Whom (belongeth) the earth and whosoever is therein, if ye have knowledge?
سَيَقُولُونَ لِلَّهِ قُلْ أَفَلَا تَذَكَّرُونَ
They will say: Allah's. Say: Will you not then mind?
They will say, "To Allah!" say: "Yet will ye not receive admonition?"
They will say: Unto Allah. Say: Will ye not then remember?
قُلْ مَن رَّبُّ السَّمَاوَاتِ السَّبْعِ وَرَبُّ الْعَرْشِ الْعَظِيمِ
Say: Who is the Lord of the seven heavens and the Lord of the mighty dominion?
Say: "Who is the Lord of the seven heavens, and the Lord of the Throne (of Glory) Supreme?"
Say: Who is Lord of the seven heavens, and Lord of the Tremendous Throne?
سَيَقُولُونَ لِلَّهِ قُلْ أَفَلَا تَتَّقُونَ
They will say: (This is) Allah's. Say: Will you not then guard (against evil)?
They will say, "(They belong) to Allah." Say: "Will ye not then be filled with awe?"
They will say: Unto Allah (all that belongeth). Say: Will ye not then keep duty (unto Him)?
قُلْ مَن بِيَدِهِ مَلَكُوتُ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ وَهُوَ يُجِيرُ وَلَا يُجَارُ عَلَيْهِ إِن كُنتُمْ تَعْلَمُونَ
Say: Who is it in Whose hand is the kingdom of all things and Who gives succor, but against Him Succor is not given, if you do but know?
Say: "Who is it in whose hands is the governance of all things,- who protects (all), but is not protected (of any)? (say) if ye know."
Say: In Whose hand is the dominion over all things and He protecteth, while against Him there is no protection, if ye have knowledge?
سَيَقُولُونَ لِلَّهِ قُلْ فَأَنَّى تُسْحَرُونَ
They will say: (This is) Allah's. Say: From whence are you then deceived?
They will say, "(It belongs) to Allah." Say: "Then how are ye deluded?"
They will say: Unto Allah (all that belongeth). Say: How then are ye bewitched?
بَلْ أَتَيْنَاهُم بِالْحَقِّ وَإِنَّهُمْ لَكَاذِبُونَ
Nay! We have brought to them the truth, and most surely they are liars.
We have sent them the Truth: but they indeed practise falsehood!
Nay, but We have brought them the Truth, and lo! they are liars.
مَا اتَّخَذَ اللَّهُ مِن وَلَدٍ وَمَا كَانَ مَعَهُ مِنْ إِلَهٍ إِذًا لَّذَهَبَ كُلُّ إِلَهٍ بِمَا خَلَقَ وَلَعَلَا بَعْضُهُمْ عَلَى بَعْضٍ سُبْحَانَ اللَّهِ عَمَّا يَصِفُونَ
Never did Allah take to Himself a son, and never was there with him any (other) god-- in that case would each god have certainly taken away what he created, and some of them would certainly have overpowered others; glory be to Allah above what they describe!
No son did Allah beget, nor is there any god along with Him: (if there were many gods), behold, each god would have taken away what he had created, and some would have lorded it over others! Glory to Allah! (He is free) from the (sort of) things they attribute to Him!
Allah hath not chosen any son, nor is there any god along with Him; else would each god have assuredly championed that which he created, and some of them would assuredly have overcome others. Glorified be Allah above all that they allege.
عَالِمِ الْغَيْبِ وَالشَّهَادَةِ فَتَعَالَى عَمَّا يُشْرِكُونَ
The Knower of the unseen and the seen, so may He be exalted above what they associate (with Him).
He knows what is hidden and what is open: too high is He for the partners they attribute to Him!
Knower of the Invisible and the Visible! and Exalted be He over all that they ascribe as partners (unto Him)!
قُل رَّبِّ إِمَّا تُرِيَنِّي مَا يُوعَدُونَ
Say: O my Lord! if Thou shouldst make me see what they are threatened with:
Say: "O my Lord! if Thou wilt show me (in my lifetime) that which they are warned against,-
Say: My Lord! If Thou shouldst show me that which they are promised.
رَبِّ فَلَا تَجْعَلْنِي فِي الْقَوْمِ الظَّالِمِينَ
My Lord! then place me not with the unjust.
"Then, O my Lord! put me not amongst the people who do wrong!"
My Lord! then set me not among the wrongdoing folk.
وَإِنَّا عَلَى أَن نُّرِيَكَ مَا نَعِدُهُمْ لَقَادِرُونَ
And most surely We are well able to make you see what We threaten them with.
And We are certainly able to show thee (in fulfilment) that against which they are warned.
And verily We are Able to show thee that which We have promised them.
ادْفَعْ بِالَّتِي هِيَ أَحْسَنُ السَّيِّئَةَ نَحْنُ أَعْلَمُ بِمَا يَصِفُونَ
Repel evil by what is best; We know best what they describe.
Repel evil with that which is best: We are well acquainted with the things they say.
Repel evil with that which is better. We are Best Aware of that which they allege.
وَقُل رَّبِّ أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ هَمَزَاتِ الشَّيَاطِينِ
And say: O my Lord! I seek refuge in Thee from the evil suggestions of the Shaitans;
And say "O my Lord! I seek refuge with Thee from the suggestions of the Evil Ones.
And say: My Lord! I seek refuge in Thee from suggestions of the evil ones,
وَأَعُوذُ بِكَ رَبِّ أَن يَحْضُرُونِ
And I seek refuge in Thee! O my Lord! from their presence.
"And I seek refuge with Thee O my Lord! lest they should come near me."
And I seek refuge in Thee, my Lord, lest they be present with me,
حَتَّى إِذَا جَاء أَحَدَهُمُ الْمَوْتُ قَالَ رَبِّ ارْجِعُونِ
Until when death overtakes one of them, he says: Send me back, my Lord, send me back;
(In Falsehood will they be) Until, when death comes to one of them, he says: "O my Lord! send me back (to life),-
Until, when death cometh unto one of them, he saith: My Lord! Send me back,
لَعَلِّي أَعْمَلُ صَالِحًا فِيمَا تَرَكْتُ كَلَّا إِنَّهَا كَلِمَةٌ هُوَ قَائِلُهَا وَمِن وَرَائِهِم بَرْزَخٌ إِلَى يَوْمِ يُبْعَثُونَ
Haply I may do good in that which I have left. By no means! it is a (mere) word that he speaks; and before them is a barrier until the day they are raised.
"In order that I may work righteousness in the things I neglected." - "By no means! It is but a word he says."- Before them is a Partition till the Day they are raised up.
That I may do right in that which I have left behind! But nay! It is but a word that he speaketh; and behind them is a barrier until the day when they are raised.
فَإِذَا نُفِخَ فِي الصُّورِ فَلَا أَنسَابَ بَيْنَهُمْ يَوْمَئِذٍ وَلَا يَتَسَاءلُونَ
So when the trumpet is blown, there shall be no ties of relationship between them on that day, nor shall they ask of each other.
Then when the Trumpet is blown, there will be no more relationships between them that Day, nor will one ask after another!
And when the trumpet is blown there will be no kinship among them that day, nor will they ask of one another.
فَمَن ثَقُلَتْ مَوَازِينُهُ فَأُوْلَئِكَ هُمُ الْمُفْلِحُونَ
Then as for him whose good deeds are preponderant, these are the successful.
Then those whose balance (of good deeds) is heavy,- they will attain salvation:
Then those whose scales are heavy, they are the successful.
وَمَنْ خَفَّتْ مَوَازِينُهُ فَأُوْلَئِكَ الَّذِينَ خَسِرُوا أَنفُسَهُمْ فِي جَهَنَّمَ خَالِدُونَ
And as for him whose good deeds are light, these are they who shall have lost their souls, abiding in hell
But those whose balance is light, will be those who have lost their souls, in Hell will they abide.
And those whose scales are light are those who lose their souls, in hell abiding.
تَلْفَحُ وُجُوهَهُمُ النَّارُ وَهُمْ فِيهَا كَالِحُونَ
The fire shall scorch their faces, and they therein shall be in severe affliction.
The Fire will burn their faces, and they will therein grin, with their lips displaced.
The fire burneth their faces, and they are glum therein.
أَلَمْ تَكُنْ آيَاتِي تُتْلَى عَلَيْكُمْ فَكُنتُم بِهَا تُكَذِّبُونَ
Were not My communications recited to you? But you used to reject them.
"Were not My Signs rehearsed to you, and ye did but treat them as falsehood?"
(It will be said): Were not My revelations recited unto you, and then ye used to deny them?
قَالُوا رَبَّنَا غَلَبَتْ عَلَيْنَا شِقْوَتُنَا وَكُنَّا قَوْمًا ضَالِّينَ
They shall say: O our Lord! our adversity overcame us and we were an erring people:
They will say: "our Lord! Our misfortune overwhelmed us, and we became a people astray!
They will say: Our Lord! Our evil fortune conquered us, and we were erring folk.
رَبَّنَا أَخْرِجْنَا مِنْهَا فَإِنْ عُدْنَا فَإِنَّا ظَالِمُونَ
O our Lord! Take us out of it; then if we return (to evil) surely we shall be unjust.
"Our Lord! bring us out of this: if ever we return (to Evil), then shall we be wrong-doers indeed!"
Our Lord! Oh, bring us forth from hence! If we return (to evil) then indeed we shall be wrong-doers.
قَالَ اخْسَؤُوا فِيهَا وَلَا تُكَلِّمُونِ
He shall say: Go away into it and speak nat to Me;
He will say: "Be ye driven into it (with ignominy)! And speak ye not to Me!
He saith: Begone therein, and speak not unto Me.
إِنَّهُ كَانَ فَرِيقٌ مِّنْ عِبَادِي يَقُولُونَ رَبَّنَا آمَنَّا فَاغْفِرْ لَنَا وَارْحَمْنَا وَأَنتَ خَيْرُ الرَّاحِمِينَ
Surely there was a party of My servants who said: O OUI . Lord! we believe, so do Thou forgive us and have mercy on us, and Thou art the best of the Merciful ones.
"A part of My servants there was, who used to pray 'our Lord! we believe; then do Thou forgive us, and have mercy upon us: For Thou art the Best of those who show mercy!"
Lo! there was a party of My slaves who said: Our Lord! We believe, therefor forgive us and have mercy on us for Thou art Best of all who show mercy;
فَاتَّخَذْتُمُوهُمْ سِخْرِيًّا حَتَّى أَنسَوْكُمْ ذِكْرِي وَكُنتُم مِّنْهُمْ تَضْحَكُونَ
But you took them for a mockery until they made you forget My remembrance and you used to laugh at them.
"But ye treated them with ridicule, so much so that (ridicule of) them made you forget My Message while ye were laughing at them!
But ye chose them for a laughing-stock until they caused you to forget remembrance of Me, while ye laughed at them.
إِنِّي جَزَيْتُهُمُ الْيَوْمَ بِمَا صَبَرُوا أَنَّهُمْ هُمُ الْفَائِزُونَ
Surely I have rewarded them this day because they were patient, that they are the achievers.
"I have rewarded them this Day for their patience and constancy: they are indeed the ones that have achieved Bliss..."
Lo! I have rewarded them this day forasmuch as they were steadfast in that they, even they, are the triumphant.
قَالَ كَمْ لَبِثْتُمْ فِي الْأَرْضِ عَدَدَ سِنِينَ
He will say: How many years did you tarry in the earth?
He will say: "What number of years did ye stay on earth?"
He will say: How long tarried ye in the earth, counting by years?
قَالُوا لَبِثْنَا يَوْمًا أَوْ بَعْضَ يَوْمٍ فَاسْأَلْ الْعَادِّينَ
They will say: We tarried a day or part of a day, but ask those who keep account.
They will say: "We stayed a day or part of a day: but ask those who keep account."
They will say: We tarried by a day or part of a day. Ask of those who keep count!
قَالَ إِن لَّبِثْتُمْ إِلَّا قَلِيلًا لَّوْ أَنَّكُمْ كُنتُمْ تَعْلَمُونَ
He will say: You did tarry but a little-- had you but known (it):
He will say: "Ye stayed not but a little,- if ye had only known!
He will say: Ye tarried but a little if ye only knew.
أَفَحَسِبْتُمْ أَنَّمَا خَلَقْنَاكُمْ عَبَثًا وَأَنَّكُمْ إِلَيْنَا لَا تُرْجَعُونَ
What! did you then think that We had created you in vain and that you shall not be returned to Us?
"Did ye then think that We had created you in jest, and that ye would not be brought back to Us (for account)?"
Deemed ye then that We had created you for naught, and that ye would not be returned unto Us?
فَتَعَالَى اللَّهُ الْمَلِكُ الْحَقُّ لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا هُوَ رَبُّ الْعَرْشِ الْكَرِيمِ
So exalted be Allah, the True King; no god is there but He, the Lord of the honorable dominion.
Therefore exalted be Allah, the King, the Reality: there is no god but He, the Lord of the Throne of Honour!
Now Allah be Exalted, the True King! There is no Allah save Him, the Lord of the Throne of Grace.
وَمَن يَدْعُ مَعَ اللَّهِ إِلَهًا آخَرَ لَا بُرْهَانَ لَهُ بِهِ فَإِنَّمَا حِسَابُهُ عِندَ رَبِّهِ إِنَّهُ لَا يُفْلِحُ الْكَافِرُونَ
And whoever invokes with Allah another god-- he has no proof of this-- his reckoning is only with his Lord; surely the unbelievers shall not be successful.
If anyone invokes, besides Allah, Any other god, he has no authority therefor; and his reckoning will be only with his Lord! and verily the Unbelievers will fail to win through!
He who crieth unto any other god along with Allah hath no proof thereof. His reckoning is only with his Lord. Lo! disbelievers will not be successful.
وَقُل رَّبِّ اغْفِرْ وَارْحَمْ وَأَنتَ خَيْرُ الرَّاحِمِينَ
And say: O my Lord! forgive and have mercy, and Thou art the best of the Merciful ones.
So say: "O my Lord! grant Thou forgiveness and mercy for Thou art the Best of those who show mercy!"
And (O Muhammad) say: My Lord! Forgive and have mercy, for Thou art Best of all who show mercy.