In the name of Allah, the
Beneficent, the Merciful.
[35.1] All praise is due to
Allah, the Originator of the heavens and the earth, the Maker of
the angels, messengers flying on wings, two, and three, and
four; He increases in creation what He pleases; surely Allah has
power over all things.
[35.2] Whatever Allah grants to men of (His) mercy, there
is none to withhold it, and what He withholds there is none to
send it forth after that, and He is the Mighty, the Wise
[35.3] O men! call to mind the favor of Allah on you; is
there any creator besides Allah who gives you sustenance from
the heaven and the earth? There is no god but He; whence are you
then turned away?
[35.4] And if they call you a liar, truly apostles before
you were called liars, and to Allah are all affairs returned.
[35.5] O men! surely the promise of Allah is true,
therefore let not the life of this world deceive you, and let
not the archdeceiver deceive you respecting Allah.
[35.6] Surely the Shaitan is your enemy, so take him for
an enemy; he only invites his party that they may be inmates of
[35.7] (As for) those who disbelieve, they shall have a
severe punishment, and (as for) those who believe and do good,
they shall have forgiveness and a great reward.
[35.8] What! is he whose evil deed is made fairseeming to
him so much so that he considers it good? Now surely Allah makes
err whom He pleases and guides aright whom He pleases, so let
not your soul waste away in grief for them; surely Allah is
Cognizant of what they do
[35.9] And Allah is He Who sends the winds so they raise
a cloud, then We drive it on to a dead country, and therewith We
give life to the earth after its death; even so is the
[35.10] Whoever desires honor, then to Allah belongs the
honor wholly. To Him do ascend the good words; and the good
deeds, lift them up, and (as for) those who plan evil deeds,
they shall have a severe chastisement; and (as for) their plan,
it shall perish.
[35.11] And Allah created you of dust, then of the
life-germ, then He made you pairs; and no female bears, nor does
she bring forth, except with His knowledge; and no one whose
life is lengthened has his life lengthened, nor is aught
diminished of one's life, but it is all in a book; surely this
is easy to Allah.
[35.12] And the two seas are not alike: the one sweet,
that subdues thirst by its excessive sweetness, pleasant to
drink; and the other salt, that burns by its saltness; yet from
each of them you eat fresh flesh and bring forth ornaments which
you wear; and you see the ships cleave through it that you may
seek of His bounty and that you may be grateful.
[35.13] He causes the night to enter in upon the day, and
He causes the day to enter in upon the night, and He has made
subservient (to you) the sun and the moon; each one follows its
course to an appointed time; this is Allah, your Lord, His is
the kingdom; and those whom you call upon besides Him do not
control a straw.
[35.14] If you call on them they shall not hear your
call, and even if they could hear they shall not answer you; and
on the resurrection day they will deny your associating them
(with Allah); and none can inform you like the One Who is Aware.
[35.15] O men! you are they who stand in need of Allah,
and Allah is He Who is the Self-sufficient, the Praised One.
[35.16] If He please, He will take you off and bring a
[35.17] And this is not hard to Allah.
[35.18] And a burdened soul cannot bear the burden of
another and if one weighed down by burden should cry for
(another to carry) its burden, not aught of it shall be carried,
even though he be near of kin. You warn only those who fear
their Lord in secret and keep up prayer; and whoever purifies
himself, he purifies himself only for (the good of) his own
soul; and to Allah is the eventual coming.
[35.19] And the blind and the seeing are not alike
[35.20] Nor the darkness and the light,
[35.21] Nor the shade and the heat,
[35.22] Neither are the living and the dead alike. Surely
Allah makes whom He pleases hear, and you cannot make those hear
who are m the graves.
[35.23] You are naught but a warner.
[35.24] Surely We have sent you with the truth as a
bearer of good news and a warner; and there is not a people but
a warner has gone among them.
[35.25] And if they call you a liar, so did those before
them indeed call (their apostles) liars; their apostles had come
to them with clear arguments, and with scriptures, and with the
[35.26] Then did I punish those who disbelieved, so how
was the manifestation of My disapproval?
[35.27] Do you not see that Allah sends down water from
the cloud, then We bring forth therewith fruits of various
colors; and in the mountains are streaks, white and red, of
various hues and (others) intensely black?
[35.28] And of men and beasts and cattle are various
species of it likewise; those of His servants only who are
possessed of knowledge fear Allah; surely Allah is Mighty,
[35.29] Surely they who recite the Book of Allah and keep
up prayer and spend out of what We have given them secretly and
openly, hope for a gain which will not perish.
[35.30] That He may pay them back fully their rewards and
give them more out of His grace: surely He is Forgiving,
Multiplier of rewards.
[35.31] And that which We have revealed to you of the
Book, that is the truth verifying that which is before it; most
surely with respect to His servants Allah is Aware, Seeing.
[35.32] Then We gave the Book for an inheritance to those
whom We chose from among Our servants; but of them is he who
makes his soul to suffer a loss, and of them is he who takes a
middle course, and of them is he who is foremost in deeds of
goodness by Allah's permission; this is the great excellence.
[35.33] Gardens of perpetuity, they shall enter therein;
they shad be made to wear therein bracelets of gold and pearls,
and their dress therein shall be silk.
[35.34] And they shall say: (All) praise is due to Allah,
Who has made grief to depart from us; most surely our Lord is
Forgiving, Multiplier of rewards,
[35.35] Who has made us alight in a house abiding for
ever out of . His grace; toil shall not touch us therein, nor
shall fatigue therein afflict us.
[35.34] And (as for) those who disbelieve, for them is
the fire of hell; it shall not be finished with them entirely so
that they should die, nor shall the chastisement thereof be
lightened to them: even thus do We retribute every ungrateful
[35.37] And they shall cry therein for succour: O our
Lord ! take us out, we will do good deeds other than those which
we used to do. Did We not preserve you alive long enough, so
that he who would be mindful in it should mind? And there came
to you the warner; therefore taste; because for the unjust,
there is no helper.
[35.38] Surely Allah is the Knower of what is unseen m
the heavens and the earth; surely He is Cognizant of what IS m
[35.39] He it is Who made you rulers in the land;
therefore whoever disbelieves, his unbelief is against himself;
and their unbelief does not increase the disbelievers with their
Lord in anything except hatred; and their unbelief does not
increase the disbelievers m anything except loss.
[35.40] Say: Have you considered your associates which
you call upon besides Allah? Show me what part of the earth they
have created, or have they any share in the heavens; or, have We
given them a book so that they follow a clear argument thereof?
Nay, the unjust do not hold out promises one to another but only
[35.41] Surely Allah upholds the heavens and the earth
lest they come to naught; and if they should come to naught,
there Is none who can uphold them after Him; surely He is the
Forbearing, the Forgiving.
[35.42] And they swore by Allah with the strongest of
their oaths that if there came to them a warner they would be
better guided than any of the nations; but when there came to
them a warner it increased them in naught but aversion.
[35.43] (In) behaving proudly in the land and in planning
evil; and the evil plans shall not beset any save the authors of
it. Then should they wait for aught except the way of the former
people? For you shall not find any alteration in the course of
Allah; and you shall not find any change in the course of Allah.
[35.44] Have they not travelled in the land and seen how
was the end of those before them while they were stronger than
these in power? And Allah is not such that any thing in the
heavens or in the earth should escape Him; surely He is Knowing,
[35.45] And were Allah to punish men for what they earn,
He would not leave on the back of it any creature, but He
respites them till an appointed term; so when their doom shall
come, then surely Allah is Seeing with respect to His servants.