In the name of Allah, the
Beneficent, the Merciful.
[22.1] O people! guard
against (the punishment from) your Lord; surely the violence of
the hour is a grievous thing.
[22.2] On the day when you shall see it, every woman
giving suck shall quit in confusion what she suckled, and every
pregnant woman shall lay down her burden, and you shall see men
intoxicated, and they shall not be intoxicated but the
chastisement of Allah will be severe.
[22.3] And among men there is he who disputes about Allah
without knowledge and follows every rebellious Shaitan;
[22.4] Against him it is written down that whoever takes
him for a friend, he shall lead him astray and conduct him to
the chastisement of the burning fire.
[22.5] O people! if you are in doubt about the raising,
then surely We created you from dust, then from a small seed,
then from a clot, then from a lump of flesh, complete in make
and incomplete, that We may make clear to you; and We cause what
We please to stay in the wombs till an appointed time, then We
bring you forth as babies, then that you may attain your
maturity; and of you is he who is caused to die, and of you is
he who is brought back to the worst part of life, so that after
having knowledge he does not know anything; and you see the
earth sterile land, but when We send down on it the water, it
stirs and swells and brings forth of every kind a beautiful
[22.6] This is because Allah is the Truth and because He
gives life to the dead and because He has power over all things
[22.7] And because the hour is coming, there is no doubt
about it; and because Allah shall raise up those who are in the
[22.8] And among men there is he who disputes about Allah
without knowledge and without guidance and without an
[22.9] Turning away haughtily that he may lead (others)
astray from the way of Allah; for him is disgrace in this world,
and on the day of resurrection We will make him taste the
punishment of burning:
[22.10] This is due to what your two hands have sent
before, and because Allah is not in the least unjust to the
[22.11] And among men is he who serves Allah (standing)
on the verge, so that if good befalls him he is satisfied
therewith, but if a trial afflict him he turns back headlong; he
loses this world as well as the hereafter; that is a manifest
[22.12] He calls besides Allah upon that which does not
harm him and that which does not profit him, that is the great
[22.13] He calls upon him whose harm is nearer than his
profit; evil certainly is the guardian and evil certainly is the
[22.14] Surely Allah will cause those who believe and do
good deeds to enter gardens beneath which rivers flow, surely
Allah does what He pleases.
[22.15] Whoever thinks that Allah will not assist him in
this life and the hereafter, let him stretch a rope to the
ceiling, then let him cut (it) off, then let him see if his
struggle will take away that at which he is enraged.
[22.16] And thus have We revealed it, being clear
arguments, and because Allah guides whom He intends.
[22.17] Surely those who believe and those who are Jews
and the Sabeans and the Christians and the Magians and those who
associate (others with Allah)-- surely Allah will decide between
them on the day of resurrection; surely Allah is a witness over
[22.18] Do you not see that Allah is He, Whom obeys
whoever is in the heavens and whoever is in the earth, and the
sun and the moon and the stars, and the mountains and the trees,
and the animals and many of the people; and many there are
against whom chastisement has become necessary; and whomsoever
Allah abases, there is none who can make him honorable; surely
Allah does what He pleases.
[22.19] These are two adversaries who dispute about their
Lord; then (as to) those who disbelieve, for them are cut out
garments of fire, boiling water shall be poured over their
[22.20] With it shall be melted what is in their bellies
and (their) skins as well.
[22.21] And for them are whips of iron.
[22.22] Whenever they will desire to go forth from it,
from grief, they shall be turned back into it, and taste the
chastisement of burning.
[22.23] Surely Allah will make those who believe and do
good deeds enter gardens beneath which rivers flow; they shall
be adorned therein with bracelets of gold and (with) pearls, and
their garments therein shall be of silk.
[22.24] And they are guided to goodly words and they are
guided into the path of the Praised One.
[22.25] Surely (as for) those who disbelieve, and hinder
(men) from Allah's way and from the Sacred Mosque which We have
made equally for all men, (for) the dweller therein and (for)
the visitor, and whoever shall incline therein to wrong
unjustly, We will make him taste of a painful chastisement.
[22.26] And when We assigned to Ibrahim the place of the
House, saying: Do not associate with Me aught, and purify My
House for those who make the circuit and stand to pray and bow
and prostrate themselves.
[22.27] And proclaim among men the Pilgrimage: they will
come to you on foot and on every lean camel, coming from every
[22.28] That they may witness advantages for them and
mention the name of Allah during stated days over what He has
given them of the cattle quadrupeds, then eat of them and feed
the distressed one, the needy.
[22.29] Then let them accomplish their needful acts of
shaving and cleansing, and let them fulfil their vows and let
them go round the Ancient House.
[22.30] That (shall be so); and whoever respects the
sacred ordinances of Allah, it is better for him with his Lord;
and the cattle are made lawful for you, except that which is
recited to you, therefore avoid the uncleanness of the idols and
avoid false words,
[22.31] Being upright for Allah, not associating aught
with Him and whoever associates (others) with Allah, it is as
though he had fallen from on high, then the birds snatch him
away or the wind carries him off to a far-distant place.
[22.32] That (shall be so); and whoever respects the
signs of Allah, this surely is (the outcome) of the piety of
[22.33] You have advantages in them till a fixed time,
then their place of sacrifice is the Ancient House.
[22.34] And to every nation We appointed acts of devotion
that they may mention the name of Allah on what He has given
them of the cattle quadrupeds; so your God is One God, therefore
to Him should you submit, and give good news to the humble,
[22.35] (To) those whose hearts tremble when Allah is
mentioned, and those who are patient under that which afflicts
them, and those who keep up prayer, and spend (benevolently) out
of what We have given them.
[22.36] And (as for) the camels, We have made them of the
signs of the religion of Allah for you; for you therein is much
good; therefore mention the name of Allah on them as they stand
in a row, then when they fall down eat of them and feed the poor
man who is contented and the beggar; thus have We made them
subservient to you, that you may be grateful.
[22.37] There does not reach Allah their flesh nor their
blood, but to Him is acceptable the guarding (against evil) on
your part; thus has He made them subservient to you, that you
may magnify Allah because He has guided you aright; and give
good news to those who do good (to others).
[22.38] Surely Allah will defend those who believe;
surely Allah does not love any one who is unfaithful,
[22.39] Permission (to fight) is given to those upon whom
war is made because they are oppressed, and most surely Allah is
well able to assist them;
[22.40] Those who have been expelled from their homes
without a just cause except that they say: Our Lord is Allah.
And had there not been Allah's repelling some people by others,
certainly there would have been pulled down cloisters and
churches and synagogues and mosques in which Allah's name is
much remembered; and surely Allah will help him who helps His
cause; most surely Allah is Strong, Mighty.
[22.41] Those who, should We establish them in the land,
will keep up prayer and pay the poor-rate and enjoin good and
forbid evil; and Allah's is the end of affairs.
[22.42] And if they reject you, then already before you
did the people of Nuh and Ad and Samood reject (prophets).
[22.43] And the people of Ibrahim and the people of Lut,
[22.44] As well as those of Madyan and Musa (too) was
rejected, but I gave respite to the unbelievers, then did I
overtake them, so how (severe) was My disapproval.
[22.45] So how many a town did We destroy while it was
unjust, so it was fallen down upon its roofs, and (how many a)
deserted well and palace raised high.
[22.46] Have they not travelled in the land so that they
should have hearts with which to understand, or ears with which
to hear? For surely it is not the eyes that are blind, but blind
are the hearts which are in the breasts.
[22.47] And they ask you to hasten on the punishment, and
Allah will by no means fail in His promise, and surely a day
with your Lord is as a thousand years of what you number.
[22.48] And how many a town to which I gave respite while
it was unjust, then I overtook it, and to Me is the return.
[22.49] Say: O people! I am only a plain warner to you.
[22.50] Then (as for) those who believe and do good, they
shall have forgiveness and an honorable sustenance.
[22.51] And (as for) those who strive to oppose Our
communications, they shall be the inmates of the flaming fire.
[22.52] And We did not send before you any apostle or
prophet, but when he desired, the Shaitan made a suggestion
respecting his desire; but Allah annuls that which the Shaitan
casts, then does Allah establish His communications, and Allah
is Knowing, Wise,
[22.53] So that He may make what the Shaitan casts a
trial for those in whose hearts is disease and those whose
hearts are hard; and most surely the unjust are in a great
[22.54] And that those who have been given the knowledge
may know that it is the truth from your Lord, so they may
believe in it and their hearts may be lowly before it; and most
surely Allah is the Guide of those who believe into a right
[22.55] And those who disbelieve shall not cease to be in
doubt concerning it until the hour overtakes them suddenly, or
there comes on them the chastisement of a destructive day.
[22.56] The kingdom on that day shall be Allah's; He will
judge between them; so those who believe and do good will be in
gardens of bliss.
[22.57] And (as for) those who disbelieve in and reject
Our communications, these it is who shall have a disgraceful
[22.58] And (as for) those who fly in Allah's way and are
then slain or die, Allah will most certainly grant them a goodly
sustenance, and most surely Allah is the best Giver of
[22.59] He will certainly cause them to enter a place of
entrance which they shall be well pleased with, and most surely
Allah is Knowing, Forbearing.
[22.60] That (shall be so); and he who retaliates with
the like of that with which he has been afflicted and he has
been oppressed, Allah will most certainly aid him; most
surely.Allah is Pardoning, Forgiving.
[22.61] That is because Allah causes the night to enter
into the day and causes the day to enter into the night, and
because Allah is Hearing, Seeing.
[22.62] That is because Allah is the Truth, and that what
they call upon besides Him-- that is the falsehood, and because
Allah is the High, the Great.
[22.63] Do you not see that Allah sends down water from
the cloud so the earth becomes green? Surely Allah is Benignant,
[22.64] His is whatsoever is in the heavens and
whatsoever is in the earth; and most surely Allah is the
Self-sufficient, the Praised.
[22.65] Do you not see that Allah has made subservient to
you whatsoever is in the earth and the ships running in the sea
by His command? And He withholds the heaven from falling on the
earth except with His permission; most surely Allah is
Compassionate, Merciful to men.
[22.66] And He it is Who has brought you to life, then He
will cause you to die, then bring you to life (again); most
surely man is ungrateful.
[22.67] To every nation We appointed acts of devotion
which they observe, therefore they should not dispute with you
about the matter and call to your Lord; most surely you are on a
[22.68] And if they contend with you, say: Allah best
knows what you do.
[22.69] Allah will judge between you on the day of
resurrection respecting that in which you differ.
[22.70] Do you not know that Allah knows what is in the
heaven and the earth? Surely this is in a book; surely this is
easy to Allah.
[22.71] And they serve besides Allah that for which He
has not sent any authority, and that of which they have no
knowledge; and for the unjust there shall be no helper.
[22.72] And when Our clear communications are recited to
them you will find denial on the faces of those who disbelieve;
they almost spring upon those who recite to them Our
communications. Say: Shall I inform you of what is worse than
this? The fire; Allah has promised it to those who disbelieve;
and how evil the resort!
[22.73] O people! a parable is set forth, therefore
listen to it: surely those whom you call upon besides Allah
cannot create fly, though they should all gather for it, and
should the fly snatch away anything from them, they could not
take it back from i weak are the invoker and the invoked.
[22.74] They have not estimated Allah with the estimation
that i due to Him; most surely Allah is Strong, Mighty.
[22.75] Allah chooses messengers from among the angels
and from among the men; surely Allah is Hearing, Seeing.
[22.76] He knows what is before them and what is behind
them and to Allah are all affairs turned back.
[22.77] O you who believe! bow down and prostrate
yourselves and serve your Lord, and do.good that you may
[22.78] And strive hard in (the way of) Allah, (such) a
striving a is due to Him; He has chosen you and has not laid
upon you an hardship in religion; the faith of your father
Ibrahim; He named you Muslims before and in this, that the
Apostle may be a bearer of witness to you, and you may be
bearers of witness to the people; therefore keep up prayer and
pay the poor-rate and hold fast by Allah; He is your Guardian;
how excellent the Guardian and how excellent the Helper!