In the name of Allah, the
Beneficent, the Merciful.
[13.1] Alif Lam Mim Ra.
These are the verses of the Book; and that which is revealed to
you from your Lord is the truth, but most people do not believe.
[13.2] Allah is He Who raised the heavens without any
pillars that you see, and He is firm in power and He made the
sun and the moon subservient (to you); each one pursues its
course to an appointed time; He regulates the affair, making
clear the signs that you may be certain of meeting your Lord.
[13.3] And He it is Who spread the earth and made in it
firm mountains and rivers, and of all fruits He has made in it
two kinds; He makes the night cover the day; most surely there
are signs in this for a people who reflect.
[13.4] And in the earth there are tracts side by side and
gardens of grapes and corn and palm trees having one root and
(others) having distinct roots-- they are watered with one
water, and We make some of them excel others in fruit; most
surely there are signs in this for a people who understand.
[13.5] And if you would wonder, then wondrous is their
saying: What! when we are dust, shall we then certainly be in a
new creation? These are they who disbelieve in their Lord, and
these have chains on their necks, and they are the inmates of
the fire; in it they shall abide.
[13.6] And they ask you to hasten on the evil before the
good, and indeed there have been exemplary punishments before
them; and most surely your Lord is the Lord of forgiveness to
people, notwithstanding their injustice; and most surely your
Lord is severe in requiting (evil).
[13.7] And those who disbelieve say: Why has not a sign
been sent down upon him from his Lord? You are only a warner and
(there is) a guide for every people.
[13.8] Allah knows what every female bears, and that of
which the wombs fall short of completion and that in which they
increase; and there is a measure with Him of everything.
[13.9] The knower of the unseen and the seen, the Great,
the Most High.
[13.10] Alike (to Him) among you is he who conceals (his)
words and he who speaks them openly, and he who hides himself by
night and (who) goes forth by day.
[13.11] For his sake there are angels following one
another, before him and behind him, who guard him by Allah's
commandment; surely Allah does not change the condition of a
people until they change their own condition; and when Allah
intends evil to a people, there is no averting it, and besides
Him they have no protector.
[13.12] He it is Who shows you the lightning causing fear
and hope and (Who) brings up the heavy cloud.
[13.13] And the thunder declares His glory with His
praise, and the angels too for awe of Him; and He sends the
thunderbolts and smites with them whom He pleases, yet they
dispute concerning Allah, and He is mighty in prowess.
[13.14] To Him is due the true prayer; and those whom
they pray to besides Allah give them no answer, but (they are)
like one who stretches forth his two hands towards water that it
may reach his mouth, but it will not reach it; and the prayer of
the unbelievers is only in error.
[13.15] And whoever is in the heavens and the earth makes
obeisance to Allah only, willingly and unwillingly, and their
shadows too at morn and eve.
[13.16] Say: Who is the Lord of the heavens and the
earth?-- Say: Allah. Say: Do you take then besides Him guardians
who do not control any profit or harm for themselves? Say: Are
the blind and the seeing alike? Or can the darkness and the
light be equal? Or have they set up with Allah associates who
have created creation like His, so that what is created became
confused to them? Say: Allah is the Creator of all things, and
He is the One, the Supreme.
[13.17] He sends down water from the cloud, then
watercourses flow (with water) according to their measure, and
the torrent bears along the swelling foam, and from what they
melt in the fire for the sake of making ornaments or apparatus
arises a scum like it; thus does Allah compare truth and
falsehood; then as for the scum, it passes away as a worthless
thing; and as for that which profits the people, it tarries in
the earth; thus does Allah set forth parables.
[13.18] For those who respond to their Lord is good; and
(as for) those who do not respond to Him, had they all that is
in the earth and the like thereof with it they would certainly
offer it for a ransom. (As for) those, an evil reckoning shall
be theirs and their abode is hell, and evil is the
[13.19] Is he then who knows that what has been revealed
to you from your Lord is the truth like him who is blind? Only
those possessed of understanding will mind,
[13.20] Those who fulfil the promise of Allah and do not
break the covenant,
[13.21] And those who join that which Allah has bidden to
be joined and have awe of their Lord and fear the evil
[13.22] And those who are constant, seeking the pleasure
of their Lord, and keep up prayer and spend (benevolently) out
of what We have given them secretly and openly and repel evil
with good; as for those, they shall have the (happy) issue of
[13.23] The gardens of perpetual abode which they will
enter along with those who do good from among their parents and
their spouses and their offspring; and the angels will enter in
upon them from every gate:
[13.24] Peace be on you because you were constant, how
excellent, is then, the issue of the abode.
[13.25] And those who break the covenant of Allah after
its confirmation and cut asunder that which Allah has ordered to
be joined and make mischief in the land; (as for) those, upon
them shall be curse and they shall have the evil (issue) of the
[13.26] Allah amplifies and straitens the means of
subsistence for whom He pleases; and they rejoice in this
world's life, and this world's life is nothing compared with the
hereafter but a temporary enjoyment.
[13.27] And those who disbelieve say: Why is not a sign
sent down upon him by his Lord? Say: Surely Allah makes him who
will go astray, and guides to Himself those who turn (to Him).
[13.28] Those who believe and whose hearts are set at
rest by the remembrance of Allah; now surely by Allah's
remembrance are the hearts set at rest.
[13.29] (As for) those who believe and do good, a good
final state shall be theirs and a goodly return.
[13.30] And thus We have sent you among a nation before
which other nations have passed away, that you might recite to
them what We have revealed to you and (still) they deny the
Beneficent God. Say: He is my Lord, there is no god but He; on
Him do I rely and to Him is my return.
[13.31] And even if there were a Quran with which the
mountains were made to pass away, or the earth were travelled
over with it, or the dead were made to speak thereby; nay! the
commandment is wholly Allah's, Have not yet those who believe
known that if Allah please He would certainly guide all the
people? And (as for) those who disbelieve, there will not cease
to afflict them because of what they do a repelling calamity, or
it will alight close by their abodes, until the promise of Allah
comes about; surely Allah will not fail in (His) promise.
[13.32] And apostles before you were certainly mocked at,
but I gave respite to those who disbelieved, then I destroyed
them; how then was My requital (of evil)?
[13.33] Is He then Who watches every soul as to what it
earns? And yet they give associates to Allah! Say: Give them a
name; nay, do you mean to inform Him of what He does not know in
the earth, or (do you affirm this) by an outward saying? Rather,
their plans are made to appear fair-seeming to those who
disbelieve, and they are kept back from the path; and whom Allah
makes err, he shall have no guide.
[13.34] They shall have chastisement in this world's
life, and the chastisement of the hereafter is certainly more
grievous, and they shall have no protector against Allah.
[13.35] A likeness of the garden which the righteous are
promised; there now beneath it rivers, its food and shades are
perpetual; this is the requital of those who guarded (against
evil), and the requital of the unbelievers is the fire.
[13.36] And those to whom We have given the Book rejoice
in that which has been revealed to you, and of the confederates
are some who deny a part of it. Say: I am only commanded that I
should serve Allah and not associate anything with Him, to Him
do I invite (you) and to Him is my return.
[13.37] And thus have We revealed it, a true judgment in
Arabic, and if you follow their low desires after what has come
to you of knowledge, you shall not have against Allah any
guardian or a protector.
[13.38] And certainly We sent apostles before you and
gave them wives and children, and it is not in (the power of) an
apostle to bring a sign except by Allah's permission; for every
term there is an appointment.
[13.39] Allah makes to pass away and establishes what He
pleases, and with Him is the basis of the Book.
[13.40] And We will either let you see part of what We
threaten them with or cause you to die, for only the delivery of
the message is (incumbent) on you, while calling (them) to
account is Our (business).
[13.41] Do they not see that We are bringing destruction
upon the land by curtailing it of its sides? And Allah
pronounces a doom-- there is no repeller of His decree, and He
is swift to take account.
[13.42] And those before them did indeed make plans, but
all planning is Allah's; He knows what every soul earns, and the
unbelievers shall come to know for whom is the (better) issue of
[13.43] And those who disbelieve say: You are not a
messenger. Say: Allah is sufficient as a witness between me and
you and whoever has knowledge of the Book.