In the name of Allah, the
Beneficent, the Merciful.
[14.1] Alif Lam Ra. (This
is) a Book which We have revealed to you that you may bring
forth men, by their Lord's permission from utter darkness into
light-- to the way of the Mighty, the Praised One,
[14.2] (Of) Allah, Whose is whatever is in the heavens
and whatever Is in the earth; and woe to the unbelievers on
account of the severe chastisement,
[14.3] (To) those who love this world's life more than
the hereafter, and turn away from Allah's path and desire to
make it crooked; these are in a great error.
[14.4] And We did not send any apostle but with the
language of his people, so that he might explain to them
clearly; then Allah makes whom He pleases err and He guides whom
He pleases and He is the Mighty, the Wise.
[14.5] And certainly We sent Musa with Our
communications, saying: Bring forth your people from utter
darkness into light and remind them of the days of Allah; most
surely there are signs in this for every patient, grateful one.
[14.6] And when Musa said to his people: Call to mind
Allah's favor to you when He delivered you from Firon's people,
who subjected you to severe torment, and slew your sons and
spared your women; and in this there was a great trial from your
[14.7] And when your Lord made it known: If you are
grateful, I would certainly give to you more, and if you are
ungrateful, My chastisement is truly severe.
[14.8] And Musa said: If you are ungrateful, you and
those on earth all together, most surely Allah is
[14.9] Has not the account reached you of those before
you, of the people of Nuh and Ad and Samood, and those after
them? None knows them but Allah. Their apostles come to them
with clear arguments, but they thrust their hands into their
mouths and said: Surely we deny that with which you are sent,
and most surely we are in serious doubt as to that to which you
[14.10] Their apostles said: Is there doubt about Allah,
the Maker of the heavens and the earth? He invites you to
forgive you your faults and to respite you till an appointed
term. They said: You are nothing but mortals like us; you wish
to turn us away from what our fathers used to worship; bring us
therefore some clear authority.
[14.11] Their apostles said to them: We are nothing but
mortals like yourselves, but Allah bestows (His) favors on whom
He pleases of His servants, and it is not for us that we should
bring you an authority except by Allah's permission; and on
Allah should the believers rely.
[14.12] And what reason have we that we should not rely
on Allah? And He has indeed guided us in our ways; and certainly
we would bear with patience your persecution of us; and on Allah
should the reliant rely.
[14.13] And those who disbelieved said to their apostles:
We will most certainly drive you forth from our land, or else
you shall come back into our religion. So their Lord revealed to
them: Most certainly We will destroy the unjust.
[14.14] And most certainly We will settle you in the land
after them; this is for him who fears standing in My presence
and who fears My threat.
[14.15] And they asked for judgment and every insolent
opposer was disappointed:
[14.16] Hell is before him and he shall be given to drink
of festering water:
[14.17] He will drink it little by little and will not be
able to swallow it agreeably, and death will come to him from
every quarter, but he shall not die; and there shall be vehement
chastisement before him.
[14.18] The parable of those who disbelieve in their
Lord: their actions are like ashes on which the wind blows hard
on a stormy day; they shall not have power over any thing out of
what they have earned; this is the great error.
[14.19] Do you not see that Allah created the heavens and
the earth with truth? If He please He will take you off and
bring a new creation,
[14.20] And this is not difficult for Allah.
[14.21] And they shall all come forth before Allah, then
the weak shall say to those who were proud: Surely we were your
followers, can you therefore avert from us any part of the
chastisement of Allah? They would say: If Allah had guided us,
we too would have guided you; it is the same to us whether we
are impatient (now) or patient, there is no place for us to fly
[14.22] And the Shaitan shall say after the affair is
decided: Surely Allah promised you the promise of truth, and I
gave you promises, then failed to keep them to you, and I had no
authority over you, except that I called you and you obeyed me,
therefore do not blame me but blame yourselves: I cannot be your
aider (now) nor can you be my aiders; surely I disbelieved in
your associating me with Allah before; surely it is the unjust
that shall have the painful punishment.
[14.23] And those who believe and do good are made to
enter gardens, beneath which rivers flow, to abide in them by
their Lord's permission; their greeting therein is, Peace.
[14.24] Have you not considered how Allah sets forth a
parable of a good word (being) like a good tree, whose root is
firm and whose branches are in heaven,
[14.25] Yielding its fruit in every season by the
permission of its Lord? And Allah sets forth parables for men
that they may be mindful.
[14.26] And the parable of an evil word is as an evil
tree pulled up from the earth's surface; it has no stability.
[14.27] Allah confirms those who believe with the sure
word in this world's life and in the hereafter, and Allah causes
the unjust to go astray, and Allah does what He pleases.
[14.28] Have you not seen those who have changed Allah's
favor for ungratefulness and made their people to alight into
the abode of perdition
[14.29] (Into j hell? They shall enter into it and an
evil place it is to settle in.
[14.30] And they set up equals with Allah that they may
lead (people) astray from His path. Say: Enjoy yourselves, for
surely your return is to the fire.
[14.31] Say to My servants who believe that they should
keep up prayer and spend out of what We have given them secretly
and openly before the coming of the day in which there shall be
no bartering nor mutual befriending.
[14.32] Allah is He Who created the heavens and the earth
and sent down water from the clouds, then brought forth with it
fruits as a sustenance for you, and He has made the ships
subservient to you, that they might run their course in the sea
by His command, and He has made the rivers subservient to you.
[14.33] And He has made subservient to you the sun and
the moon pursuing their courses, and He has made subservient to
you the night and the day.
[14.34] And He gives you of all that you ask Him; and if
you count Allah's favors, you will not be able to number them;
most surely man is very unjust, very ungrateful.
[14.35] And when Ibrahim said: My Lord! make this city
secure, and save me and my sons from worshipping idols:
[14.36] My Lord! surely they have led many men astray;
then whoever follows me, he is surely of me, and whoever
disobeys me, Thou surely arc Forgiving, Merciful:
[14.37] O our Lord! surely I have settled a part of my
offspring in a valley unproductive of fruit near Thy Sacred
House, our Lord! that they may keep up prayer; therefore make
the hearts of some people yearn towards them and provide them
with fruits; haply they may be grateful:
[14.38] O our Lord! Surely Thou knowest what we hide and
what we make public, and nothing in the earth nor any thing in
heaven is hidden from Allah:
[14.39] Praise be to Allah, Who has given me in old age
Ismail and Ishaq; most surely my Lord is the Hearer of prayer:
[14.40] My Lord! make me keep up prayer and from my
offspring (too), O our Lord, and accept my prayer:
[14.41] O our Lord! grant me protection and my parents
and the believers on the day when the reckoning shall come to
[14.42] And do not think Allah to be heedless of what the
unjust do; He only respites them to a day on which the eyes
shall be fixedly open,
[14.43] Hastening forward, their heads upraised, their
eyes not reverting to them and their hearts vacant.
[14.44] And warn people of the day when the chastisement
shall come to them, then those who were unjust will say: O our
Lord! respite us to a near term, (so) we shall respond to Thy
call and follow the apostles. What! did you not swear before
(that) there will be no passing away for you!
[14.45] And you dwell in the abodes of those who were
unjust to themselves, and it is clear to you how We dealt with
them and We have made (them) examples to you.
[14.46] And they have indeed planned their plan, but
their plan is with Allah, though their plan was such that the
mountains should pass away thereby.
[14.47] Therefore do not think Allah (to be one) failing
in His promise to His apostles; surely Allah is Mighty, the Lord
[14.48] On the day when the earth shall be changed into a
different earth, and the heavens (as well), and they shall come
forth before Allah, the One, the Supreme.
[14.49] And you will see the guilty on that day linked
together in chains.
[14.50] Their shirts made of pitch and the fire covering
[14.51] That Allah may requite each soul (according to)
what it has earned; surely Allah is swift in reckoning.
[14.52] This is a sufficient exposition for the people
and that they may be warned thereby, and that they may know that
He is One God and that those possessed of understanding may