In the name of Allah, the
Beneficent, the Merciful.
[67.1] Blessed is He in
Whose hand is the kingdom, and He has power over all things,
[67.2] Who created death and life that He may try you--
which of you is best in deeds; and He is the Mighty, the
[67.3] Who created the seven heavens one above another;
you see no incongruity in the creation of the Beneficent God;
then look again, can you see any disorder?
[67.4] Then turn back the eye again and again; your look
shall '~ come back to you confused while it is fatigued.
[67.5] And certainly We have adorned this lower heaven
with ( lamps and We have made these missiles for the Shaitans,
and We have prepared for them the chastisement of burning.
[67.6] And for those who disbelieve in their Lord is the
punishment of hell, and evil is the resort.
[67.7] When they shall be cast therein, they shall hear a
loud moaning of it as it heaves,
[67.8] Almost bursting for fury. Whenever a group is cast
into it, its keeper shall ask them: Did there not come to you a
[67.9] They shall say: Yea! indeed there came to us a
warner, but we rejected (him) and said: Allah has not revealed
anything, you are only in a great error.
[67.10] And they shall say: Had we but listened or
pondered, we should not have been among the inmates of the
[67.11] So they shall acknowledge their sins, but far
will be (forgiveness) from the inmates of the burning fire.
[67.12] (As for) those who fear their Lord in secret,
they shall surely have forgiveness and a great reward.
[67.13] And conceal your word or manifest it; surely He
is Cognizant of what is in the hearts.
[67.14] Does He not know, Who created? And He is the
Knower of the subtleties, the Aware.
[67.15] He it is Who made the earth smooth for you,
therefore go about in the spacious sides thereof, and eat of His
sustenance, and to Him is the return after death.
[67.16] Are you secure of those in the heaven that He
should not make the earth to swallow you up? Then lo! it shall
be in a state of commotion.
[67.17] Or are you secure of those in the heaven that He
should not send down upon you a punishment? Then shall you know
how was My warning.
[67.18] And certainly those before them rejected (the
truth), then how was My disapproval.
[67.19] Have they not seen the birds above them expanding
(their wings) and contracting (them)? What is it that withholds
them save the Beneficent God? Surely He sees everything.
[67.20] Or who is it that will be a host for you to
assist you besides the Beneficent God? The unbelievers are only
[67.21] Or who is it that will give you sustenance if He
should withhold His sustenance? Nay! they persist in disdain and
[67.22] What! is he who goes prone upon his face better
guided or he who walks upright upon a straight path?
[67.23] Say: He it is Who brought you into being and made
for you the ears and the eyes and the hearts: little is it that
you give thanks.
[67.24] Say: He it is Who multiplied you in the earth and
to Him you shall be gathered.
[67.25] And they say: When shall this threat be
(executed) if you are truthful?
[67.26] Say: The knowledge (thereof is only with Allah
and I am only a plain warner.=
[67.27] But when they shall see it nigh, the faces of
those who disbelieve shall be sorry, and it shall be said; This
is that which you used to call for.
[67.28] Say: Have you considered if Allah should destroy
me and those with me-- rather He will have mercy on us; yet who
will protect the unbelievers from a painful punishment?
[67.29] Say: He is the Beneficent God, we believe in Him
and on Him do we rely, so you shall come to know who it is that
is in clear error.
[67.30] Say: Have you considered if your water should go
down, who is it then that will bring you flowing water?