In the name of Allah, the
Beneficent, the Merciful.
[57.1] Whatever is in the
heavens and the earth declares the glory of Allah, and He is the
Mighty, the Wise.
[57.2] His is the kingdom of the heavens and the earth;
He gives life and causes death; and He has power over all
[57.3] He is the First and the Last and the Ascendant
(over all) and the Knower of hidden things, and He is Cognizant
of all things.
[57.4] He it is who created the heavens and the earth in
six periods, and He is firm in power; He knows that which goes
deep down into the earth and that which comes forth out of it,
and that which comes down from the heaven and that which goes up
into it, and He is with you wherever you are; and Allah sees
what you do.
[57.5] His is the kingdom of the heavens and the earth;
and to Allah are (all) affairs returned.
[57.6] He causes the night to enter in upon the day, and
causes the day to enter in upon the night, and He is Cognizant
of what is in the hearts.
[57.7] Believe in Allah and His Apostle, and spend out of
what He has made you to be successors of; for those of you who
believe and spend shall have a great reward.
[57.8] And what reason have you that you should not
believe in Allah? And the Apostle calls on you that you may
believe in your Lord, and indeed He has made a covenant with you
if you are believers.
[57.9] He it is who sends down clear communications upon
His servant, that he may bring you forth from utter darkness
into light; and most surely Allah is Kind, Merciful to you.
[57.10] And what reason have you that you should not
spend in Allah's way? And Allah's is the inheritance of the
heavens and the earth, not alike among you are those who spent
before the victory and fought (and those who did not): they are
more exalted in rank than those who spent and fought afterwards;
and Allah has promised good to all; and Allah is Aware of what
[57.11] Who is there that will offer to Allah a good gift
so He will double it for him, and he shall have an excellent
[57.12] On that day you will see the faithful men and the
faithful women-- their light running before them and on their
right hand-- good news for you today: gardens beneath which
rivers flow, to abide therein, that is the grand achievement.
[57.13] On the day when the hypocritical men and the
hypocritical women will say to those who believe: Wait for us,
that we may have light from your light; it shall be said: Turn
back and seek a light. Then separation would be brought about
between them, with a wall having a door in it; (as for) the
inside of it, there shall be mercy in it, and (as for) the
outside of it, before it there shall be punishment.
[57.14] They will cry out to them: Were we not with you?
They shall say: Yea! but you caused yourselves to fall into
temptation, and you waited and doubted, and vain desires
deceived you till the threatened punishment of Allah came, while
the archdeceiver deceived you about Allah.
[57.15] So today ransom shall not be accepted from you
nor from those who disbelieved; your abode is the fire; it is
your friend and evil is the resort.
[57.16] Has not the time yet come for those who believe
that their hearts should be humble for the remembrance of Allah
and what has come down of the truth? And ~that) they should not
be like those who were given the Book before, but the time
became prolonged to them, so their hearts hardened, and most of
them are transgressors.
[57.17] Know that Allah gives life to the earth after its
death; indeed, We have made the communications clear to you that
you may understand.
[57.18] Surely (as for) the charitable men and the
charitable women and (those who) set apart for Allah a goodly
portion, it shall be doubled for them and they shall have a
[57.19] And (as for) those who believe in Allah and His
apostles, these it is that are the truthful and the faithful
ones in the sight of their Lord: they shall have their reward
and their light, and (as for) those who disbelieve and reject
Our communications, these are the inmates of the hell.
[57.20] Know that this world's life is only sport and
play and gaiety and boasting among yourselves, and a vying in
the multiplication of wealth and children, like the rain, whose
causing the vegetation to grow, pleases the husbandmen, then it
withers away so that you will see it become yellow, then it
becomes dried up and broken down; and in the hereafter is a
severe chastisement and (also) forgiveness from Allah and (His)
pleasure; and this world's life is naught but means of
[57.21] Hasten to forgiveness from your Lord and to a
garden the extensiveness of which is as the extensiveness of the
heaven and the earth; it is prepared for those who believe in
Allah and His apostles; that is the grace of Allah: He gives it
to whom He pleases, and Allah is the Lord of mighty grace.
[57.22] No evil befalls on the earth nor in your own
souls, but it is in a book before We bring it into existence;
surely that is easy to Allah:
[57.23] So that you may not grieve for what has escaped
you, nor be exultant at what He has given you; and Allah does
not love any arrogant boaster:
[57.24] Those who are niggardly and enjoin niggardliness
on men; and whoever turns back, then surely Allah is He Who is
the Selfsufficient, the Praised.
[57.25] Certainly We sent Our apostles with clear
arguments, and sent down with them the Book and the balance that
men may conduct themselves with equity; and We have made the
iron, wherein is great violence and advantages to men, and that
Allah may know who helps Him and His apostles in the secret;
surely Allah is Strong, Mighty.
[57.26] And certainly We sent Nuh and Ibrahim and We gave
to their offspring the (gift of) prophecy and the Book; so there
are among them those who go aright, and most of them are
[57.27] Then We made Our apostles to follow in their
footsteps, and We sent Isa son of Marium afterwards, and We gave
him the Injeel, and We put in the hearts of those who followed
him kindness and mercy; and (as for) monkery, they innovated
it-- We did not prescribe it to them-- only to seek Allah's
pleasure, but they did not observe it with its due observance;
so We gave to those of them who believed their reward, and most
of them are transgressors.
[57.28] O you who believe! be careful of (your duty to)
Allah and believe in His Apostle: He will give you two portions
of His mercy, and make for you a light with which you will walk,
and forgive you, and Allah is Forgiving, Merciful;
[57.29] So that the followers of the Book may know that
they do not control aught of the grace of Allah, and that grace
is in Allah's hand, He gives it to whom He pleases; and Allah is
the Lord of mighty grace.