In the name of Allah, the
Beneficent, the Merciful.
[21.1] Their reckoning has
drawn near to men, and in heedlessness are they turning aside.
[21.2] There comes not to them a new reminder from their
Lord but they hear it while they sport,
[21.3] Their hearts trifling; and those who are unjust
counsel together in secret: He is nothing but a mortal like
yourselves; what! will you then yield to enchantment while you
[21.4] He said: My Lord knows what is spoken in the
heaven and the earth, and He is the Hearing, the Knowing.
[21.5] Nay! say they: Medleys of dreams; nay! he has
forged it; nay! he is a poet; so let him bring to us a sign as
the former (prophets) were sent (with).
[21.6] There did not believe before them any town which
We destroyed, will they then believe?
[21.7] And We did not send before you any but men to whom
We sent revelation, so ask the followers of the reminder if you
[21.8] And We did not make them bodies not eating the
food, and they were not to abide (forever).
[21.9] Then We made Our promise good to them, so We
delivered them and those whom We pleased, and We destroyed the
[21.10] Certainly We have revealed to you a Book in which
is your good remembrance; what! do you not then understand?
[21.11] And how many a town which was iniquitous did We
demolish, and We raised up after it another people!
[21.12] So when they felt Our punishment, lo! they began
[21.13] Do not fly (now) and come back to what you were
made to lead easy lives in and to your dwellings, haply you will
[21.14] They said: O woe to us! surely we were unjust.
[21.15] And this ceased not to be their cry till We made
[21.16] And We did not create the heaven and the earth
and what is between them for sport.
[21.17] Had We wished to make a diversion, We would have
made it from before Ourselves: by no means would We do (it).
[21.18] Nay! We cast the truth against the falsehood, so
that it breaks its head, and lo! it vanishes; and woe to you for
what you describe;
[21.19] And whoever is in the heavens and the earth is
His; and those who are with Him are not proud to serve Him, nor
do they grow weary.
[21.20] They glorify (Him) by night and day; they are
[21.21] Or have they taken gods from the earth who raise
[21.22] If there had been in them any gods except Allah,
they would both have certainly been in a state of disorder;
therefore glory be to Allah, the Lord of the dominion, above
what they attribute (to Him).
[21.23] He cannot be questioned concerning what He does
and they shall be questioned.
[21.24] Or, have they taken gods besides Him? Say: Bring
your proof; this is the reminder of those with me and the
reminder of those before me. Nay! most of them do not know the
truth, so they turn aside.
[21.25] And We did not send before you any apostle but We
revealed to him that there is no god but Me, therefore serve Me.
[21.26] And they say: The Beneficent God has taken to
Himself a ! son. Glory be to Him. Nay! they are honored servants
[21.27] They do not precede Him in speech and (only)
according to His commandment do they act.
[21.28] He knows what is before them and what is behind
them, and they do not intercede except for him whom He approves
and for fear of Him they tremble.
[21.29] And whoever of them should say: Surely I am a god
besides Him, such a one do We recompense with hell; thus do, We
recompense the unjust.
[21.30] Do not those who disbelieve see that the heavens
and the earth were closed up, but We have opened them; and We
have made of water everything living, will they not then
[21.31] And We have made great mountains in the earth
lest it might be convulsed with them, and We have made in it
wide ways that they may follow a right direction.
[21.32] And We have made the heaven a guarded canopy and
(yet) they turn aside from its signs.
[21.33] And He it is Who created the night and the day
and the sun and the moon; all (orbs) travel along swiftly in
their celestial spheres.
[21.34] And We did not ordain abiding for any mortal
before you. What! Then if you die, will they abide?
[21.35] Every soul must taste of death and We try you by
evil and good by way of probation; and to Us you shall be
[21.36] And when those who disbelieve see you, they do
not take you but for one to be scoffed at: Is this he who speaks
of your gods? And they are deniers at the mention of the
[21.37] Man is created of haste; now will I show to you
My signs, therefore do not ask Me to hasten (them) on.
[21.38] And they say: When will this threat come to pass
if you are truthful?
[21.39] Had those who disbelieve but known (of the time)
when they shall not be able to ward off the fire from their
faces nor from their backs, nor shall they be helped.
[21.40] Nay, it shall come on them all of a sudden and
cause them to become confounded, so they shall not have the
power to avert it, nor shall they be respited.
[21.41] And certainly apostles before you were scoffed
at, then there befell those of them who scoffed that at which
they had scoffed.
[21.42] Say: Who guards you by night and by day from the
Beneficent God? Nay, they turn aside at the mention of their
[21.43] Or, have they gods who can defend them against
Us? They shall not be able to assist themselves, nor shall they
be defended from Us.
[21.44] Nay, We gave provision to these and their fathers
until life was prolonged to them. Do they not then see that We
are visiting the land, curtailing it of its sides? Shall they
[21.45] Say: I warn you only by revelation; and the deaf
do not hear the call whenever they are warned.
[21.46] And if a blast of the chastisement of your Lord
were to touch them, they will certainly say: O woe to us! surely
we were unjust.
[21.47] And We will set up a just balance on the day of
resurrection, so no soul shall be dealt with unjustly in the
least; and though there be the weight of a grain of mustard
seed, (yet) will We bring it, and sufficient are We to take
[21.48] And certainly We gave to Musa and Haroun the
Furqan and a light and a reminder for those who would guard
[21.49] (For) those who fear their Lord in secret and
they are fearful of the hour.
[21.50] And this is a blessed Reminder which We have
revealed; will you then deny it?
[21.51] And certainly We gave to Ibrahim his rectitude
before, and We knew him fully well.
[21.52] When he said to his father and his people: What
are these images to whose worship you cleave?
[21.53] They said: We found our fathers worshipping them.
[21.54] He said: Certainly you have been, (both) you and
your fathers, in manifest error.
[21.55] They said: Have you brought to us the truth, or
are you one of the triflers?
[21.56] He said: Nay! your Lord is the Lord of the
heavens and the earth, Who brought them into existence, and I am
of those who bear witness to this:
[21.57] And, by Allah! I will certainly do something
against your idols after you go away, turning back.
[21.58] So he broke them into pieces, except the chief of
them, that haply they may return to it.
[21.59] They said: Who has done this to our gods? Most
surely he is one of the unjust.
[21.60] They said: We heard a youth called Ibrahim speak
[21.61] Said they: Then bring him before the eyes of the
people, perhaps they may bear witness.
[21.62] They said: Have you done this to our gods, O
[21.63] He said: Surely (some doer) has done it; the
chief of them is this, therefore ask them, if they can speak.
[21.64] Then they turned to themselves and said: Surely
you yourselves are the unjust;
[21.65] Then they were made to hang down their heads:
Certainly you know that they do not speak.
[21.66] He said:.What! do you then serve besides Allah
what brings you not any benefit at all, nor does it harm you?
[21.67] Fie on you and on what you serve besides Allah;
what! do you not then understand?
[21.68] They said: Burn him and help your gods, if you
are going to do (anything).
[21.69] We said: O fire! be a comfort and peace to
[21.70] And they desired a war on him, but We made them
the greatest losers.
[21.71] And We delivered him as well as Lut (removing
them) to the land which We had blessed for all people.
[21.72] And We gave him Ishaq and Yaqoub, a son's son,
and We made (them) all good.
[21.73] And We made them Imams who guided (people) by Our
command, and We revealed to them the doing of good and the
keeping up of prayer and the giving of the alms, and Us (alone)
did they serve;
[21.74] And (as for) Lut, We gave him wisdom and
knowledge, and We delivered him from the town which wrought
abominations; surely they were an evil people, transgressors;
[21.75] And We took him into Our mercy; surely he was of
[21.76] And Nuh, when he cried aforetime, so We answered
him, and delivered him and his followers from the great
[21.77] And We helped him against the people who rejected
Our communications; surely they were an evil people, so We
drowned them all.
[21.78] And Dawood and Sulaiman when they gave judgment
concerning the field when the people's sheep pastured therein by
night, and We were bearers of witness to their judgment.
[21.79] So We.made Sulaiman to understand it; and to each
one We gave wisdom and knowledge; and We made the mountains, and
the birds to celebrate Our praise with Dawood; and We were the
[21.80] And We taught him the making of coats of mail for
you, that they might protect you in your wars; will you then be
[21.81] And (We made subservient) to Sulaiman the wind
blowing violent, pursuing its course by his command to the land
which We had blessed, and We are knower of ail things.
[21.82] And of the rebellious people there were those who
dived for him and did other work besides that, and We kept guard
[21.83] And Ayub, when he cried to his Lord, (saying):
Harm has afflicted me, and Thou art the most Merciful of the
[21.84] Therefore We responded to him and took off what
harm he had, and We gave him his family and the like of them
with them: a mercy from Us and a reminder to the worshippers.
[21.85] And Ismail and Idris and Zulkifl; all were of the
[21.86] And We caused them to enter into Our mercy,
surely they were of the good ones.
[21.87] And Yunus, when he went away in wrath, so he
thought that We would not straiten him, so he called out among
afflictions: There is no god but Thou, glory be to Thee; surely
I am of those who make themselves to suffer loss.
[21.88] So We responded to him and delivered him from the
grief and thus do We deliver the believers.
[21.89] And Zakariya, when he cried to his Lord: O my
Lord leave me not alone; and Thou art the best of inheritors.
[21.90] So We responded to him and gave him Yahya and
made his wife fit for him; surely they used to hasten, one with
another In deeds of goodness and to call upon Us, hoping and
fearing and they were humble before Us.
[21.91] And she who guarded her chastity, so We breathed
into her of Our inspiration and made her and her son a sign for
[21.92] Surely this Islam is your religion, one religion
(only), and I am your Lord, therefore serve Me.
[21.93] And they broke their religion (into sects)
between them: to Us shall all come back.
[21.94] Therefore whoever shall do of good deeds and he
is a believer, there shall be no denying of his exertion, and
surely We will write (It) down for him.
[21.95] And it is binding on a town which We destroy that
they shall not return.
[21.96] Even when Gog and Magog are let loose and they
shall break forth from every elevated place.
[21.97] And the true promise shall draw nigh, then lo!
the eyes of those who disbelieved shall be fixedly open: O woe
to us! surely we were m a state of heedlessness as to this; nay,
we were unjust.
[21.98] Surely you and what you worship besides Allah are
the firewood of hell; to it you shall come.
[21.99] Had these been gods, they would not have come to
it and all shall abide therein.
[21.100] For them therein shall be groaning and therein
they shall not hear.
[21.101] Surely (as for) those for whom the good has
already gone forth from Us, they shall be kept far off from it;
[21.102] They will not hear its faintest sound, and they
shall abide in that which their souls long for.
[21.103] The great fearful event shall not grieve them,
and the angels shall meet them: This is your day which you were
[21.104] On the day when We will roll up heaven like the
rolling up of the scroll for writings, as We originated the
first creation, (so) We shall reproduce it; a promise (binding
on Us); surely We will bring it about.
[21.105] And certainly We wrote in the Book after the
reminder that (as for) the land, My righteous servants shall
[21.106] Most surely in this is a message to a people who
[21.107] And We have hot sent you but as a mercy to the
[21.108] Say: It is only revealed to me that your God is
one God; will you then submit?
[21.109] But if they turn back, say: I have given you
warning m fairness and I do not know whether what you are
threatened with is near or far:
[21.110] Surely He knows what is spoken openly and He
knows what you hide:
[21.111] And I do not know if this may be a trial for you
and a provision till a time.
[21.112] He said: O my Lord! judge Thou with truth; and
our Lord is the Beneficent God, Whose help is sought against
what you ascribe (to Him).