In the name of Allah, the
Beneficent, the Merciful.
[39.1] The revelation of
the Book is from Allah, the Mighty, the Wise.
[39.2] Surely We have revealed to you the Book with the
truth, therefore serve Allah, being sincere to Him in obedience.
[39.3] Now, surely, sincere obedience is due to Allah
(alone) and (as for) those who take guardians besides Him,
(saying), We do not serve them save that they may make us nearer
to Allah, surely Allah will judge between them in that in which
they differ; surely Allah does not guide him aright who is a
[39.4] If Allah desire to take a son to Himself, He will
surely choose those He pleases from what He has created. Glory
be to Him: He is Allah, the One, the Subduer (of all).
[39.5] He has created the heavens and the earth with the
truth; He makes the night cover the day and makes the day
overtake the night, and He has made the sun and the moon
subservient; each one runs on to an assigned term; now surely He
is the Mighty, the great Forgiver.
[39.6] He has created you from a single being, then made
its mate of the same (kind), and He has made for you eight of
the cattle in pairs. He creates you in the wombs of your
mothers-- a creation after a creation-- in triple darkness; that
is Allah your Lord, His is the kingdom; there is no god but He;
whence are you then turned away?
[39.7] If you are ungrateful, then surely Allah is
Self-sufficient above all need of you; and He does not like
ungratefulness in His servants; and if you are grateful, He
likes it in you; and no bearer of burden shall bear the burden
of another; then to your Lord is your return, then will He
inform you of what you did; surely He is Cognizant of what is in
[39.8] And when distress afflicts a man he calls upon his
Lord turning to Him frequently; then when He makes him possess a
favor from Him, he forgets that for which he called upon Him
before, and sets up rivals to Allah that he may cause (men) to
stray off from His path. Say: Enjoy yourself in your
ungratefulness a little, surely you are of the inmates of the
[39.9] What! he who is obedient during hours of the
night, prostrating himself and standing, takes care of the
hereafter and hopes for the mercy of his Lord! Say: Are those
who know and those who do not know alike? Only the men of
understanding are mindful.
[39.10] Say: O my servants who believe! be careful of
(your duty to) your Lord; for those who do good in this world is
good, and Allah's earth is spacious; only the patient will be
paid back their reward in full without measure.
[39.11] Say: I am commanded that I should serve Allah,
being sincere to Him in obedience.
[39.12] And I am commanded that I shall be the first of
those who submit.
[39.13] Say: I fear, if I disobey my Lord, the
chastisement of a grievous day.
[39.14] Say: Allah (it is Whom) I serve, being sincere to
Him in my obedience:
[39.15] Serve then what you like besides Him. Say: The
losers surely are those who shall have lost themselves and their
families on the day of resurrection; now surely that is the
[39.16] They shall have coverings of fire above them and
coverings beneath them; with that Allah makes His servants to
fear, so be careful of (your duty to) Me, O My servants!
[39.17] And (as for) those who keep off from the worship
of the idols and turn to Allah, they shall have good news,
therefore give good news to My servants,
[39.18] Those who listen to the word, then follow the
best of it; those are they whom Allah has guided, and those it
is who are the men of understanding.
[39.19] What! as for him then against whom the sentence
of chastisement is due: What! can you save him who is in the
[39.20] But (as for) those who are careful of (their duty
to) their Lord, they shall have high places, above them higher
places, built (for them), beneath which flow rivers; (this is)
the promise of Allah: Allah will not fail in (His) promise.
[39.21] Do you not see that Allah sends down water from
the cloud, then makes it go along in the earth in springs, then
brings forth therewith herbage of various colors, then it
withers so that you see it becoming yellow, then He makes it a
thing crushed and broken into pieces? Most surely there is a
reminder in this for the men of understanding.
[39.22] What! is he whose heart Allah has opened for
Islam so that he is in a light from his Lord (like the
hard-hearted)? Nay, woe to those whose hearts are hard against
the remembrance of Allah; those are in clear error.
[39.23] Allah has revealed the best announcement, a book
conformable in its various parts, repeating, whereat do shudder
the skins of those who fear their Lord, then their skins and
their hearts become pliant to the remembrance of Allah; this is
Allah's guidance, He guides with it whom He pleases; and (as
for) him whom Allah makes err, there is no guide for him.
[39.24] Is he then who has to guard himself with his own
person against the evil chastisement on the resurrection day?
And it will be said to the unjust: Taste what you earned.
[39.25] Those before them rejected (prophets), therefore
there came to them the chastisement from whence they perceived
[39.26] So Allah made them taste the disgrace in this
world's life, and certainly the punishment of the hereafter is
greater; did they but know!
[39.27] And certainly We have set forth to men in this
Quran similitudes of every sort that they may mind.
[39.28] An Arabic Quran without any crookedness, that
they may guard (against evil).
[39.29] Allah sets forth an example: There is a slave in
whom are (several) partners differing with one another, and
there is another slave wholly owned by one man. Are the two
alike in condition? (All) praise is due to Allah. Nay! most of
them do not know.
[39.30] Surely you shall die and they (too) shall surely
[39.31] Then surely on the day of resurrection you will
contend one with another before. your Lord.
[39.32] Who is then more unjust than he who utters a lie
against Allah and (he who) gives the lie to the truth when it
comes to him; is there not in hell an abode for the unbelievers?
[39.33] And he who brings the truth and (he who) accepts
it as the truth-- these are they that guard (against evil).
[39.34] They shall have with their Lord what they please;
that is the reward of the doers of good;
[39.35] So that Allah will do away with the worst of what
they did and give them their reward for the best of what they
[39.36] Is not Allah sufficient for His servant? And they
seek to frighten you with those besides Him; and whomsoever
Allah makes err, there is no guide for him.
[39.37] And whom Allah guides, there is none that can
lead him astray; is not Allah Mighty, the Lord of retribution?
[39.38] And should you ask them, Who created the heavens
and the earth? They would most certainly say: Allah. Say: Have
you then considered that what you call upon besides Allah, would
they, if Allah desire to afflict me with harm, be the removers
of His harm, or (would they), if Allah desire to show me mercy,
be the withholders of His mercy? Say: Allah is sufficient for
me; on Him do the reliant rely.
[39.39] Say: O my people! work in your place, surely I am
a worker, so you will come to know.
[39.40] Who it is to whom there shall come a punishment
which will disgrace him and to whom will be due a lasting
[39.41] Surely We have revealed to you the Book with the
truth for the sake of men; so whoever follows the right way, it
is for his own soul and whoever errs, he errs only to its
detriment; and you are not a custodian over them.
[39.42] Allah takes the souls at the time of their death,
and those that die not during their sleep; then He withholds
those on whom He has passed the decree of death and sends the
others back till an appointed term; most surely there are signs
in this for a people who reflect.
[39.43] Or have they taken intercessors besides Allah?
Say: what! even though they did not ever have control over
anything, nor do they understand.
[39.44] Say: Allah's is the intercession altogether; His
is the kingdom of the heavens and the earth, then to Him you
shall be brought back.
[39.45] And when Allah alone is mentioned, the hearts of
those who do not believe in the hereafter shrink, and when those
besides Him are mentioned, lo! they are joyful.
[39.46] Say: O Allah! Originator of the heavens and the
earth, Knower of the unseen and the seen! Thou (only) judgest
between Thy servants as to that wherein they differ.
[39.47] And had those who are unjust all that is in the
earth and the like of it with it, they would certainly offer it
as ransom (to be saved) from the evil of the punishment on the
day of resurrection; and what they never thought of shall become
plain to them from Allah.
[39.48] And the evil (consequences) of what they wrought
shall become plain to them, and the very thing they mocked at
shall beset them.
[39.49] So when harm afflicts a man he calls upon Us;
then, when We give him a favor from Us, he says: I have been
given it only by means of knowledge. Nay, it is a trial, but
most of them do not know.
[39.50] Those before them did say it indeed, but what
they earned availed them not.
[39.51] So there befell them the evil (consequences) of
what they earned; and (as for) those who are unjust from among
these, there shall befall them the evil (consequences) of what
they earn, and they shall not escape.
[39.52] Do they not know that Allah makes ample the means
of subsistence to whom He pleases, and He straitens; most surely
there are signs in this for a people who believe.
[39.53] Say: O my servants! who have acted extravagantly
against their own souls, do not despair of the mercy of Allah;
surely Allah forgives the faults altogether; surely He is the
Forgiving the Merciful.
[39.54] And return to your Lord time after time and
submit to Him before there comes to you the punishment, then you
shall not be helped.
[39.55] And follow the best that has been revealed to you
from your Lord before there comes to you the punishment all of a
sudden while you do not even perceive;
[39.56] Lest a soul should say: O woe to me! for what I
fell short of my duty to Allah, and most surely I was of those
who laughed to scorn;
[39.57] Or it should say: Had Allah guided me, I would
certainly have been of those who guard (against evil);
[39.58] Or it should say when it sees the punishment:
Were there only a returning for me, I should be of the doers of
[39.59] Aye! My communications came to you, but you
rejected them, and you were proud and you were one of the
[39.60] And on the day of resurrection you shall see
those who lied against Allah; their faces shall be blackened. Is
there not in hell an abode for the proud?
[39.61] And Allah shall deliver those who guard (against
evil) with their achievement; evil shall not touch them, nor
shall they grieve.
[39.62] Allah is the Creator of every thing and He has
charge over every thing.
[39.63] His are the treasures of the heavens and the
earth; and (as for) those who disbelieve in the communications
of Allah, these it is that are the losers.
[39.64] Say: What! Do you then bid me serve others than
Allah, O ignorant men?
[39.65] And certainly, it has been revealed to you and to
those before you: Surely if you associate (with Allah), your
work would certainly come to naught and you would certainly be
of the losers.
[39.66] Nay! but serve Allah alone and be of the
[39.67] And they have not honored Allah with the honor
that is due to Him; and the whole earth shall be in His grip on
the day of resurrection and the heavens rolled up in His right
hand; glory be to Him, and may He be exalted above what they
associate (with Him).
[39.68] And the trumpet shall be blown, so all those that
are in the heavens and all those that are in the earth shall
swoon, except such as Allah please; then it shall be blown
again, then lo! they shall stand up awaiting.
[39.69] And the earth shall beam with the light of its
Lord, and the Book shall be laid down, and the prophets and the
witnesses shall be brought up, and judgment shall be given
between them with justice, and they shall not be dealt with
[39.70] And every soul shall be paid back fully what it
has done, and He knows best what they do.
[39.71] And those who disbelieve shall be driven to hell
in companies; until, when they come to it, its doors shall be
opened, and the keepers of it shall say to them: Did not there
come to you apostles from among you reciting to you the
communications of your Lord and warning you of the meeting of
this day of yours? They shall say: Yea! But the sentence of
punishment was due against the unbelievers.
[39.72] It shall be said: Enter the gates of hell to
abide therein; so evil is the abode of the proud.
[39.73] And those who are careful of (their duty to)
their Lord shall be conveyed to the garden in companies; until
when they come to it, and its doors shall be opened, and the
keepers of it shall say to them: Peace be on you, you shall be
happy; therefore enter it to abide.
[39.74] And they shall say: (All) praise is due to Allah,
Who has made good to us His promise, and He has made us inherit
the land; we may abide in the garden where we please; so goodly
is the reward of the workers.
[39.75] And you shall see the angels going round about
the throne glorifying the praise of their Lord; and judgment
shall be given between them with justice, and it shall be said:
All praise is due to Allah, the Lord of the worlds.