بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيمِ هَلْ أَتَى عَلَى الْإِنسَانِ حِينٌ مِّنَ الدَّهْرِ لَمْ يَكُن شَيْئًا مَّذْكُورًا
There surely came over man a period of time when he was a thing not worth mentioning.
Has there not been over Man a long period of Time, when he was nothing - (not even) mentioned?
Hath there come upon man (ever) any period of time in which he was a thing unremembered?
إِنَّا خَلَقْنَا الْإِنسَانَ مِن نُّطْفَةٍ أَمْشَاجٍ نَّبْتَلِيهِ فَجَعَلْنَاهُ سَمِيعًا بَصِيرًا
Surely We have created man from a small life-germ uniting (itself): We mean to try him, so We have made him hearing, seeing.
Verily We created Man from a drop of mingled sperm, in order to try him: So We gave him (the gifts), of Hearing and Sight.
Lo! We create man from a drop of thickened fluid to test him; so We make him hearing, knowing.
إِنَّا هَدَيْنَاهُ السَّبِيلَ إِمَّا شَاكِرًا وَإِمَّا كَفُورًا
Surely We have shown him the way: he may be thankful or unthankful.
We showed him the Way: whether he be grateful or ungrateful (rests on his will).
Lo! We have shown him the way, whether he be grateful or disbelieving.
إِنَّا أَعْتَدْنَا لِلْكَافِرِينَ سَلَاسِلَا وَأَغْلَالًا وَسَعِيرًا
Surely We have prepared for the unbelievers chains and shackles and a burning fire.
For the Rejecters we have prepared chains, yokes, and a blazing Fire.
Lo! We have prepared for disbelievers manacles and carcans and a raging fire.
إِنَّ الْأَبْرَارَ يَشْرَبُونَ مِن كَأْسٍ كَانَ مِزَاجُهَا كَافُورًا
Surely the righteous shall drink of a cup the admixture of which is camphor
As to the Righteous, they shall drink of a Cup (of Wine) mixed with Kafur,-
Lo! the righteous shall drink of a cup whereof the mixture is of Kafur,
عَيْنًا يَشْرَبُ بِهَا عِبَادُ اللَّهِ يُفَجِّرُونَهَا تَفْجِيرًا
A fountain from which the servants of Allah shall drink; they make it to flow a (goodly) flowing forth.
A Fountain where the Devotees of Allah do drink, making it flow in unstinted abundance.
A spring wherefrom the slaves of Allah drink, making it gush forth abundantly,
يُوفُونَ بِالنَّذْرِ وَيَخَافُونَ يَوْمًا كَانَ شَرُّهُ مُسْتَطِيرًا
They fulfill vows and fear a day the evil of which shall be spreading far and wide.
They perform (their) vows, and they fear a Day whose evil flies far and wide.
(Because) they perform the vow and fear a day whereof the evil is wide-spreading,
وَيُطْعِمُونَ الطَّعَامَ عَلَى حُبِّهِ مِسْكِينًا وَيَتِيمًا وَأَسِيرًا
And they give food out of love for Him to the poor and the orphan and the captive:
And they feed, for the love of Allah, the indigent, the orphan, and the captive,-
And feed with food the needy wretch, the orphan and the prisoner, for love of Him,
إِنَّمَا نُطْعِمُكُمْ لِوَجْهِ اللَّهِ لَا نُرِيدُ مِنكُمْ جَزَاء وَلَا شُكُورًا
We only feed you for Allah's sake; we desire from you neither reward nor thanks:
(Saying),"We feed you for the sake of Allah alone: no reward do we desire from you, nor thanks.
(Saying): We feed you, for the sake of Allah only. We wish for no reward nor thanks from you;
إِنَّا نَخَافُ مِن رَّبِّنَا يَوْمًا عَبُوسًا قَمْطَرِيرًا
Surely we fear from our Lord a stern, distressful day.
"We only fear a Day of distressful Wrath from the side of our Lord."
Lo! we fear from our Lord a day of frowning and of fate.
فَوَقَاهُمُ اللَّهُ شَرَّ ذَلِكَ الْيَوْمِ وَلَقَّاهُمْ نَضْرَةً وَسُرُورًا
Therefore Allah win guard them from the evil of that day and cause them to meet with ease and happiness;
But Allah will deliver them from the evil of that Day, and will shed over them a Light of Beauty and (blissful) Joy.
Therefor Allah hath warded off from them the evil of that day, and hath made them find brightness and joy;
وَجَزَاهُم بِمَا صَبَرُوا جَنَّةً وَحَرِيرًا
And reward them, because they were patient, with garden and silk,
And because they were patient and constant, He will reward them with a Garden and (garments of) silk.
And hath awarded them for all that they endured, a Garden and silk attire;
مُتَّكِئِينَ فِيهَا عَلَى الْأَرَائِكِ لَا يَرَوْنَ فِيهَا شَمْسًا وَلَا زَمْهَرِيرًا
Reclining therein on raised couches, they shall find therein neither (the severe heat of) the sun nor intense cold.
Reclining in the (Garden) on raised thrones, they will see there neither the sun's (excessive heat) nor (the moon's) excessive cold.
Reclining therein upon couches, they will find there neither (heat of) a sun nor bitter cold.
وَدَانِيَةً عَلَيْهِمْ ظِلَالُهَا وَذُلِّلَتْ قُطُوفُهَا تَذْلِيلًا
And close down upon them (shall be) its shadows, and its fruits shall be made near (to them), being easy to reach.
And the shades of the (Garden) will come low over them, and the bunches (of fruit), there, will hang low in humility.
The shade thereof is close upon them and the clustered fruits thereof bow down.
وَيُطَافُ عَلَيْهِم بِآنِيَةٍ مِّن فِضَّةٍ وَأَكْوَابٍ كَانَتْ قَوَارِيرَا
And there shall be made to go round about them vessels of silver and goblets which are of glass,
And amongst them will be passed round vessels of silver and goblets of crystal,-
Goblets of silver are brought round for them, and beakers (as) of glass
قَوَارِيرَ مِن فِضَّةٍ قَدَّرُوهَا تَقْدِيرًا
(Transparent as) glass, made of silver; they have measured them according to a measure.
Crystal-clear, made of silver: they will determine the measure thereof (according to their wishes).
(Bright as) glass but (made) of silver, which they (themselves) have measured to the measure (of their deeds).
وَيُسْقَوْنَ فِيهَا كَأْسًا كَانَ مِزَاجُهَا زَنجَبِيلًا
And they shall be made to drink therein a cup the admixture of which shall be ginger,
And they will be given to drink there of a Cup (of Wine) mixed with Zanjabil,-
There are they watered with a cup whereof the mixture is of Zanjabil,
عَيْنًا فِيهَا تُسَمَّى سَلْسَبِيلًا
(Of) a fountain therein which is named Salsabil.
A fountain there, called Salsabil.
(The water of) a spring therein, named Salsabil.
وَيَطُوفُ عَلَيْهِمْ وِلْدَانٌ مُّخَلَّدُونَ إِذَا رَأَيْتَهُمْ حَسِبْتَهُمْ لُؤْلُؤًا مَّنثُورًا
And round about them shall go youths never altering in age; when you see them you will think them to be scattered pearls.
And round about them will (serve) youths of perpetual (freshness): If thou seest them, thou wouldst think them scattered Pearls.
There wait on them immortal youths, whom, when thou seest, thou wouldst take for scattered pearls.
وَإِذَا رَأَيْتَ ثَمَّ رَأَيْتَ نَعِيمًا وَمُلْكًا كَبِيرًا
And when you see there, you shall see blessings and a great kingdom.
And when thou lookest, it is there thou wilt see a Bliss and a Realm Magnificent.
When thou seest, thou wilt see there bliss and high estate.
عَالِيَهُمْ ثِيَابُ سُندُسٍ خُضْرٌ وَإِسْتَبْرَقٌ وَحُلُّوا أَسَاوِرَ مِن فِضَّةٍ وَسَقَاهُمْ رَبُّهُمْ شَرَابًا طَهُورًا
Upon them shall be garments of fine green silk and thick silk interwoven with gold, and they shall be adorned with bracelets of silver, and their Lord shall make them drink a pure drink.
Upon them will be green Garments of fine silk and heavy brocade, and they will be adorned with Bracelets of silver; and their Lord will give to them to drink of a Wine Pure and Holy.
Their raiment will be fine green silk and gold embroidery. Bracelets of silver will they wear. Their Lord will slake their thirst with a pure drink.
إِنَّ هَذَا كَانَ لَكُمْ جَزَاء وَكَانَ سَعْيُكُم مَّشْكُورًا
Surely this is a reward for you, and your striving shall be recompensed.
"Verily this is a Reward for you, and your Endeavour is accepted and recognised."
(And it will be said unto them): Lo! this is a reward for you. Your endeavour (upon earth) hath found acceptance.
إِنَّا نَحْنُ نَزَّلْنَا عَلَيْكَ الْقُرْآنَ تَنزِيلًا
Surely We Ourselves have revealed the Quran to you revealing (it) in portions.
It is We Who have sent down the Qur'an to thee by stages.
Lo! We, even We, have revealed unto thee the Qur'an, a revelation;
فَاصْبِرْ لِحُكْمِ رَبِّكَ وَلَا تُطِعْ مِنْهُمْ آثِمًا أَوْ كَفُورًا
Therefore wait patiently for the command of your Lord, and obey not from among them a sinner or an ungrateful one.
Therefore be patient with constancy to the Command of thy Lord, and hearken not to the sinner or the ingrate among them.
So submit patiently to thy Lord's command, and obey not of them any guilty one or disbeliever.
وَاذْكُرِ اسْمَ رَبِّكَ بُكْرَةً وَأَصِيلًا
And glorify the name of your Lord morning and evening.
And celebrate the name or thy Lord morning and evening,
Remember the name of thy Lord at morn and evening.
وَمِنَ اللَّيْلِ فَاسْجُدْ لَهُ وَسَبِّحْهُ لَيْلًا طَوِيلًا
And during part of the night adore Him, and give glory to Him (a) long (part of the) night.
And part of the night, prostrate thyself to Him; and glorify Him a long night through.
And worship Him (a portion) of the night. And glorify Him through the livelong night.
إِنَّ هَؤُلَاء يُحِبُّونَ الْعَاجِلَةَ وَيَذَرُونَ وَرَاءهُمْ يَوْمًا ثَقِيلًا
Surely these love the transitory and neglect a grievous day before them.
As to these, they love the fleeting life, and put away behind them a Day (that will be) hard.
Lo! these love fleeting life, and put behind them (the remembrance of) a grievous day.
نَحْنُ خَلَقْنَاهُمْ وَشَدَدْنَا أَسْرَهُمْ وَإِذَا شِئْنَا بَدَّلْنَا أَمْثَالَهُمْ تَبْدِيلًا
We created them and made firm their make, and when We please We will bring in their place the likes of them by a change.
It is We Who created them, and We have made their joints strong; but, when We will, We can substitute the like of them by a complete change.
We, even We, created them, and strengthened their frame. And when We will, We can replace them, bringing others like them in their stead.
إِنَّ هَذِهِ تَذْكِرَةٌ فَمَن شَاء اتَّخَذَ إِلَى رَبِّهِ سَبِيلًا
Surely this is a reminder, so whoever pleases takes to his Lord a way.
This is an admonition: Whosoever will, let him take a (straight) Path to his Lord.
Lo! this is an Admonishment, that whosoever will may choose a way unto his Lord.
وَمَا تَشَاؤُونَ إِلَّا أَن يَشَاء اللَّهُ إِنَّ اللَّهَ كَانَ عَلِيمًا حَكِيمًا
And you do not please except that Allah please, surely Allah is Knowing, Wise;
But ye will not, except as Allah wills; for Allah is full of Knowledge and Wisdom.
Yet ye will not, unless Allah willeth. Lo! Allah is Knower, Wise.
يُدْخِلُ مَن يَشَاء فِي رَحْمَتِهِ وَالظَّالِمِينَ أَعَدَّ لَهُمْ عَذَابًا أَلِيمًا
He makes whom He pleases to enter into His mercy; and (as for) the unjust, He has prepared for them a painful chastisement.
He will admit to His Mercy whom He will; But the wrong-doers,- for them has He prepared a grievous Penalty.
He maketh whom He will to enter His mercy, and for evil-doers hath prepared a painful doom.