In the name of Allah, the
Beneficent, the Merciful.
[34.1] (All) praise is due
to Allah, Whose is what is in the heavens and what is in the
earth, and to Him is due (all) praise in the hereafter; and He
is the Wise, the Aware.
[34.2] He knows that which goes down into the earth and
that which comes out of it, and that which comes down from the
heaven and that which goes up to it; and He is the Merciful, the
[34.3] And those who disbelieve say: The hour shall not
come upon us. Say: Yea! by my Lord, the Knower of the unseen, it
shall certainly come upon you; not the weight of an atom becomes
absent from Him, in the heavens or in the earth, and neither
less than that nor greater, but (all) is in a clear book
[34.4] That He may reward those who believe and do good;
these it is for whom is forgiveness and an honorable sustenance.
[34.5] And (as for) those who strive hard in opposing Our
communications, these it is for whom is a painful chastisement
of an evil kind.
[34.6] And those to whom the knowledge has been given see
that which has been revealed to you from your Lord, that is the
truth, and it guides into the path of the Mighty, the Praised.
[34.7] And those who disbelieve say: Shall we point out
to you a man who informs you that when you are scattered the
utmost scattering you shall then be most surely (raised) in (to)
a new creation?
[34.8] He has forged a lie against Allah or there is
madness in him. Nay! those who do not believe in the hereafter
are in torment and in great error.
[34.9] Do they not then consider what is before them and
what is behind them of the heaven and the earth? If We please We
will make them disappear in the land or bring down upon them a
portion from the heaven; most surely there is a sign in this for
every servant turning (to Allah).
[34.10] And certainly We gave to Dawood excellence from
Us: O mountains! sing praises with him, and the birds; and We
made the iron pliant to him,
[34.11] Saying: Make ample (coats of mail), and assign a
time to the making of coats of mail and do good; surely I am
Seeing what you do.
[34.12] And (We made) the wind (subservient) to Sulaiman,
which made a month's journey in the morning and a month's
journey m the evening, and We made a fountain of molten copper
to flow out for him, and of the jinn there were those who worked
before him by the command of his Lord; and whoever turned aside
from Our command from among them, We made him taste of the
punishment of burning.
[34.13] They made for him what he pleased of fortresses
and images, and bowls (large) as watering-troughs and
cooking-pots that will not move from their place; give thanks, O
family of Dawood! and very few of My servants are grateful.
[34.14] But when We decreed death for him, naught showed
them his death but a creature of the earth that ate away his
staff; and when it fell down, the jinn came to know plainly that
if they had known the unseen, they would not have tarried in
[34.15] Certainly there was a sign for Saba in their
abode; two gardens on the right and the left; eat of the
sustenance of your Lord and give thanks to Him: a good land and
a Forgiving Lord!
[34.16] But they turned aside, so We sent upon them a
torrent of which the rush could not be withstood, and in place
of their two gardens We gave to them two gardens yielding bitter
fruit and (growing) tamarisk and a few lote-trees.
[34.17] This We requited them with because they
disbelieved; and We do not punish any but the ungrateful.
[34.18] And We made between them and the towns which We
had blessed (other) towns to be easily seen, and We apportioned
the journey therein: Travel through them nights and days,
[34.19] And they said: O our Lord! make spaces to be
longer between our journeys; and they were unjust to themselves
so We made them stories and scattered them with an utter
scattering; most surely there are signs in this for every
patient, grateful one
[34.20] And certainly the Shaitan found true his
conjecture concerning them, so they follow him, except a party
of the believers.
[34.21] And he has no authority over them, but that We
may distinguish him who believes in the hereafter from him who
is in doubt concerning it; and your Lord is the Preserver of all
[34.22] Say: Call upon those whom you assert besides
Allah; they do not control the weight of an atom in the heavens
or in the earth nor have they any partnership in either, nor has
He among them any one to back (Him) up.
[34.23] And intercession will not avail aught with Him
save of him whom He permits. Until when fear shall be removed
from their hearts, They shall say: What is it that your Lord
said? They shall say: The truth. And He is the Most High, the
[34.24] Say: Who gives you the sustenance from the
heavens and the earth? Say: Allah. And most surely we or you are
on a right way or in manifest error
[34.25] Say: You will not be questioned as to what we are
guilty of, nor shall we be questioned as to what you do.
[34.26] Say: Our Lord will gather us together, then will
He judge between us with the truth; and He is the greatest
Judge, the All-knowing.
[34.27] Say: Show me those whom you have joined with Him
as associates; by no means (can you do it). Nay! He is Allah,
the Mighty, the Wise.
[34.28] And We have not sent you but to all the men as a
bearer of good news and as a warner, but most men do not know.
[34.29] And they say: When will this promise be
(fulfilled) if you are truthful?
[34.30] Say: You have the appointment of a day from which
you cannot hold back any while, nor can you bring it on.
[34.31] And those who disbelieve say: By no means will we
believe in this Quran, nor in that which is before it; and could
you see when the unjust shall be made to stand before their
Lord, bandying words one with another! Those who were reckoned
weak shall say to those who were proud: Had it not been for you
we would certainly have been believers.
[34.32] Those who were proud shall say to those who were
deemed weak: Did we turn you away from the guidance after it had
come to you? Nay, you (yourselves) were guilty
[34.33] And those who were deemed weak shall say to those
who were proud. Nay, (it was) planning by night and day when you
told us to disbelieve in Allah and to set up likes with Him. And
they shall conceal regret when they shall see the punishment;
and We will put shackles on the necks of those who disbelieved;
they shall not be requited but what they did.
[34.34] And We never sent a warner to a town but those
who led lives in ease in it said: We are surely disbelievers in
what you are sent with.
[34.35] And they say: We have more wealth and children,
and we shall not be punished.
[34.36] Say: Surely my Lord amplifies the means of
subsistence for whom He pleases and straitens (for whom He
pleases), but most men do not know.
[34.37] And not your wealth nor your children, are the
things which bring you near Us in station, but whoever believes
and does good, these it is for whom is a double reward for what
they do, and they shall be secure in the highest places.
[34.38] And (as for) those who strive in opposing Our
communications, they shall be caused to be brought to the
[34.39] Say: Surely my Lord amplifies the means of
subsistence for whom He pleases of His servants and straitens
(them) for whom (He pleases), and whatever thing you spend, He
exceeds It m reward, and He is the best of Sustainers.
[34.40] And on the day when He will gather them all
together, then will He say to the angels: Did these worship you?
[34.41] They shall say: Glory be to Thee! Thou art our
Guardian, not they; nay! they worshipped the jinn; most of them
were believers in them.
[34.42] So on that day one of you shall not control
profit or harm for another, and We will say to those who were
unjust: Taste the chastisement of the fire which you called a
[34.43] And when Our clear communications are recited to
them, they say: This is naught but a man who desires to turn you
away from that which your fathers worshipped. And they say: This
is naught but a lie that is forged. And those who disbelieve say
of the truth when it comes to them: This is only clear
[34.44] And We have not given them any books which they
read, nor did We send to them before you a warner.
[34.45] And those before them rejected (the truth), and
these have not yet attained a tenth of what We gave them, but
they gave the lie to My apostles, then how was the manifestation
of My disapproval?
[34.46] Say: I exhort you only to one thing, that rise up
for Allah's sake in twos and singly, then ponder: there is no
madness in your fellow-citizen; he is only a warner to you
before a severe chastisement.
[34.47] Say: Whatever reward I have asked of you, that is
only for yourselves; my reward is only with Allah, and He is a
witness of all things.
[34.48] Say: Surely my Lord utters the truth, the great
Knower of the unseen.
[34.49] Say: The truth has come, and the falsehood shall
vanish and shall not come back.
[34.50] Say: If I err, I err only against my own soul,
and if I follow a right direction, it ?s because of what my Lord
reveals to me; surely He is Hearing, Nigh.
[34.51] And could you see when they shall become
terrified, but (then) there shall be no escape and they shall be
seized upon from a near place
[34.52] And they shall say: We believe in it. And how
shall the attaining (of faith) be possible to them from a
[34.53] And they disbelieved in it before, and they utter
conjectures with regard to the unseen from a distant place.
[34.54] And a barrier shall be placed between them and
that which they desire, as was done with the likes of them
before: surely they are in a disquieting doubt.