In the name of Allah, the
Beneficent, the Merciful.
[42.1] Ha Mim.
[42.2] Ain Sin Qaf.
[42.3] Thus does Allah, the Mighty, the Wise, reveal to
you, and (thus He revealed) to those before you.
[42.4] His is what is in the heavens and what is in the
earth, and He is the High, the Great.
[42.5] The heavens may almost rend asunder from above
them and the angels sing the praise of their Lord and ask
forgiveness for those on earth; now surely Allah is the
Forgiving, the Merciful.
[42.6] And (as for) those who take guardians besides Him,
Allah watches over them, and you have not charge over them.
[42.7] And thus have We revealed to you an Arabic Quran,
that you may warn the mother city and those around it, and that
you may give warning of the day of gathering together wherein is
no doubt; a party shall be in the garden and (another) party in
the burning fire.
[42.8] And if Allah had pleased He would surely have made
them a single community, but He makes whom He pleases enter into
His mercy, and the unjust it is that shall have no guardian or
[42.9] Or have they taken guardians besides Him? But
Allah is the Guardian, and He gives life to the dead, and He has
power over all things.
[42.10] And in whatever thing you disagree, the judgment
thereof is (in) Allah's (hand); that is Allah, my Lord, on Him
do I rely and to Him do I turn time after time.
[42.11] The Originator of the heavens and the earth; He
made mates for you from among yourselves, and mates of the
cattle too, multiplying you thereby; nothing like a likeness of
Him; and He is the Hearing, the Seeing.
[42.12] His are the treasures of the heavens and the
earth; He makes ample and straitens the means of subsistence for
whom He pleases; surely He is Cognizant of all things.
[42.13] He has made plain to you of the religion what He
enjoined upon Nuh and that which We have revealed to you and
that which We enjoined upon Ibrahim and Musa and Isa that keep
to obedience and be not divided therein; hard to the unbelievers
is that which you call them to; Allah chooses for Himself whom
He pleases, and guides to Himself him who turns (to Him),
[42.14] And they did not become divided until after
knowledge had come to them out of envy among themselves; and had
not a word gone forth from your Lord till an appointed term,
certainly judgment would have been given between them; and those
who were made to inherit the Book after them are most surely in
disquieting doubt concerning it.
[42.15] To this then go on inviting, and go on
steadfastly on the right way as you are commanded, and do not
follow their low desires, and say: I believe in what Allah has
revealed of the Book, and I am commanded to do justice between
you: Allah is our Lord and your Lord; we shall have our deeds
and you shall have your deeds; no plea need there be (now)
between us and you: Allah will gather us together, and to Him is
[42.16] And (as for) those who dispute about Allah after
that obedience has been rendered to Him, their plea is null with
their Lord, and upon them is wrath, and for them is severe
[42.17] Allah it is Who revealed the Book with truth, and
the balance, and what shall make you know that haply the hour be
[42.18] Those who do not believe in it would hasten it
on, and those who believe are in fear from it, and they know
that it is the truth. Now most surely those who dispute
obstinately concerning the hour are in a great error.
[42.19] Allah is Benignant to His servants; He gives
sustenance to whom He pleases, and He is the Strong, the Mighty.
[42.20] Whoever desires the gain of the hereafter, We
will give him more of that again; and whoever desires-- the gain
of this world, We give him of it, and in the hereafter he has no
[42.21] Or have they associates who have prescribed for
them any religion that Allah does not sanction? And were it not
for the word of judgment, decision would have certainly been
given between them; and surely the unjust shall have a painful
[42.22] You will see the unjust fearing on account of
what they have earned, and it must befall them; and those who
believe and do good shall be in the meadows of the gardens; they
shall have what they please with their Lord: that is the great
[42.23] That is of which Allah gives the good news to His
servants, (to) those who believe and do good deeds. Say: I do
not ask of you any reward for it but love for my near relatives;
and whoever earns good, We give him more of good therein; surely
Allah is Forgiving, Grateful.
[42.24] Or do they say: He has forged a lie against
Allah? But if Allah pleased, He would seal your heart; and Allah
will blot out the falsehood and confirm the truth with His
words; surely He is Cognizant of what is in the breasts.
[42.25] And He it is Who accepts repentance from His
servants and pardons the evil deeds and He knows what you do;
[42.26] And He answers those who believe and do good
deeds, and gives them more out of His grace; and (as for) the
unbelievers, they shall have a severe punishment.
[42.27] And if Allah should amplify the provision for His
servants they would certainly revolt in the earth; but He sends
it down according to a measure as He pleases; surely He is Aware
of, Seeing, His servants.
[42.28] And He it is Who sends down the rain after they
have despaired, and He unfolds His mercy; and He is the
Guardian, the Praised One.
[42.29] And one of His signs is the creation of the
heavens and the earth and what He has spread forth in both of
them of living beings; and when He pleases He is all-powerful to
gather them together.
[42.30] And whatever affliction befalls you, it is on
account of what your hands have wrought, and (yet) He pardons
most (of your faults).
[42.31] And you cannot escape in the earth, and you shall
not have a guardian or a helper besides Allah.
[42.32] And among His signs are the ships in the sea like
[42.33] If He pleases, He causes the wind to become still
so that they lie motionless on its back; most surely there are
signs in this for every patient, grateful one,
[42.34] Or He may make them founder for what they have
earned, and (even then) pardon most;
[42.35] And (that) those who dispute about Our
communications may know; there is no place of refuge for them.
[42.36] So whatever thing you are given, that is only a
provision of this world's life, and what is with Allah is better
and more lasting for those who believe and rely on their Lord.
[42.37] And those who. shun the great sins and
indecencies, and whenever they are angry they forgive.
[42.38] And those who respond to their Lord and keep up
prayer, and their rule is to take counsel among themselves, and
who spend out of what We have given them.
[42.39] And those who, when great wrong afflicts them,
[42.40] And the recompense of evil is punishment like it,
but whoever forgives and amends, he shall have his reward from
Allah; surely He does not love the unjust.
[42.41] And whoever defends himself after his being
oppressed, these it is against whom there is no way (to blame).
[42.42] The way (to blame) is only against those who
oppress men and revolt in the earth unjustly; these shall have a
[42.43] And whoever is patient and forgiving, these most
surely are actions due to courage.
[42.44] And whomsoever Allah makes err, he has no
guardian after Him; and you shall see the unjust, when they see
the punishment, saying: Is there any way to return?
[42.45] And you shall see them brought before it humbling
themselves because of the abasements, looking with a faint
glance. And those who believe shall say: Surely the losers are
they who have lost themselves and their followers on the
resurrection day. Now surely the iniquitous shall remain in
[42.46] And they shall have no friends to help them
besides Allah; and-- whomsoever Allah makes err, he shall have
[42.47] Hearken to your Lord before there comes the day
from Allah for which there shall be no averting; you shall have
no refuge on that day, nor shall it be yours to make a denial.
[42.48] But if they turn aside, We have not sent you as a
watcher over them; on you is only to deliver (the message); and
surely when We make man taste mercy from Us, he rejoices
thereat; and if an evil afflicts them on account of what their
hands have already done, then-surely man is ungrateful.
[42.49] Allah's is the kingdom of the heavens and the
earth; He creates what He pleases; He grants to whom He pleases
daughters and grants to whom He pleases sons.
[42.5O] Or He makes them of both sorts, male and female;
and He makes whom He pleases barren; surely He is the Knowing,
[42.51] And it is not for any mortal that Allah should
speak to them, they could not bear to hear and they did not see.
[42.52] And thus did We reveal to you an inspired book by
Our command. You did not know what the Book was, nor (what) the
faith (was), but We made it a light, guiding thereby whom We
please of Our servants; and most surely you show the way to the
[42.53] The path of Allah, Whose is whatsoever is in the
heavens and whatsoever is in the earth; now surely to Allah do
all affairs eventually come.