Whatsoever is in the heavens and the earth glorifies Allâh, and He is
the All-Mighty, All-Wise.
His is the kingdom of the heavens and the earth, It is He Who gives life
and causes death; and He is Able to do all things.
He is the First (nothing is before Him) and the Last (nothing is after
Him), the Most High (nothing is above Him) and the Most Near (nothing is nearer
than Him). And He is the All-Knower of every thing.
He it is Who created the heavens and the earth in six Days and then Istawâ
(rose over) the Throne (in a manner that suits His Majesty). He knows what
goes into the earth and what comes forth from it, what descends from the heaven
and what ascends thereto. And He is with you (by His Knowledge) wheresoever
you may be. And Allâh is the All-Seer of what you do.
His is the kingdom of the heavens and the earth. And to Allâh return all
the matters (for decision).
He merges night into day (i.e. the decrease in the hours of the night
is added into the hours of the day), and merges day into night (i.e. the decrease
in the hours of the day is added into the hours of the night), and He has
full knowledge of whatsoever is in the breasts.
Believe in Allâh and His Messenger (Muhammad ),
and spend of that whereof He has made you trustees. And such of you as believe
and spend (in Allâh's Way), theirs will be a great reward.
And what is the matter with you that you believe not in Allâh! While the
Messenger (Muhammad )
invites you to believe in your Lord (Allâh), and He (Allâh) has indeed taken
your covenant, if you are real believers.
It is He Who sends down manifest Ayât (proofs, evidences, verses,
lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) to His slave (Muhammad
that He may bring you out from darkness into light. And verily, Allâh is to
you full of kindness, Most Merciful.
And what is the matter with you that you spend not in the Cause of Allâh?
And to Allâh belongs the heritage of the heavens and the earth. Not equal
among you are those who spent and fought before the conquering (of Makkah)
(with those among you who did so later). Such are higher in degree than those
who spent and fought afterwards. But to all, Allâh has promised the best (reward).
And Allâh is All-Aware of what you do.
Who is he that will lend to Allâh a goodly loan, then (Allâh) will increase
it manifold to his credit (in repaying), and he will have (besides) a good
reward (i.e. Paradise).
On the Day you shall see the believing men and the believing women their
light running forward before them and by their right hands. Glad tidings for
you this Day! Gardens under which rivers flow (Paradise), to dwell therein
forever! Truly, this is the great success!
On the Day when the hypocrites men and women will say to the believers:
"Wait for us! Let us get something from your light!" It will be
said: "Go back to your rear! Then seek a light!" So a wall will
be put up between them, with a gate therein. Inside it will be mercy, and
outside it will be torment."
(The hypocrites) will call the believers: "Were we not with you?"
The believers will reply: "Yes! But you led yourselves into temptations,
you looked forward for our destruction; you doubted (in Faith); and you were
deceived by false desires, till the Command of Allâh came to pass. And the
chief deceiver (Satan) deceived you in respect of Allâh."
So this Day no ransom shall be taken from you (hypocrites), nor of those
who disbelieved, (in the Oneness of Allâh Islâmic Monotheism). Your abode
is the Fire, that is the proper place for you, and worst indeed is that destination.
Has not the time come for the hearts of those who believe (in the Oneness
of Allâh - Islâmic Monotheism) to be affected by Allâh's Reminder (this Qur'ân),
and that which has been revealed of the truth, lest they become as those who
received the Scripture [the Taurât (Torah) and the Injeel (Gospel)] before
(i.e. Jews and Christians), and the term was prolonged for them and so their
hearts were hardened? And many of them were Fâsiqûn (rebellious, disobedient
Know that Allâh gives life to the earth after its death! Indeed We have
made clear the Ayât (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations,
etc.) to you, if you but understand.
Verily, those who give Sadaqât (i.e. Zakât and alms, etc.),
men and women, and lend to Allâh a goodly loan, it shall be increased manifold
(to their credit), and theirs shall be an honourable good reward (i.e. Paradise).
And those who believe in (the Oneness of) Allâh and His Messengers, they
are the Siddiqûn (i.e. those followers of the Prophets who were first
and foremost to believe in them), and the martyrs with their Lord, they shall
have their reward and their light. But those who disbelieve (in the Oneness
of Allâh - Islâmic Monotheism) and deny Our Ayât (proofs, evidences,
verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.), they shall be the dwellers of
the blazing Fire.
Know that the life of this world is only play and amusement, pomp and
mutual boasting among you, and rivalry in respect of wealth and children,
as the likeness of vegetation after rain, thereof the growth is pleasing to
the tiller; afterwards it dries up and you see it turning yellow; then it
becomes straw. But in the Hereafter (there is) a severe torment (for the disbelievers,
evil-doers), and (there is) Forgiveness from Allâh and (His) Good Pleasure
(for the believers, good-doers), whereas the life of this world is only a
Race one with another in hastening towards Forgiveness from your Lord
(Allâh), and towards Paradise, the width whereof is as the width of heaven
and earth, prepared for those who believe in Allâh and His Messengers. That
is the Grace of Allâh which He bestows on whom He pleases. And Allâh is the
Owner of Great Bounty.
No calamity befalls on the earth or in yourselves but is inscribed in
the Book of Decrees (Al-Lauh Al-Mahfûz), before We bring it into existence.
Verily, that is easy for Allâh.
In order that you may not be sad over matters that you fail to get, nor
rejoice because of that which has been given to you. And Allâh likes not prideful
Those who are misers and enjoin upon people miserliness (Allâh is not
in need of their charity). And whosoever turns away (from Faith Allâh's Monotheism),
then Allâh is Rich (Free of all wants), Worthy of all praise.
Indeed We have sent Our Messengers with clear proofs, and revealed with
them the Scripture and the Balance (justice) that mankind may keep up justice.
And We brought forth iron wherein is mighty power (in matters of war), as
well as many benefits for mankind, that Allâh may test who it is that will
help Him (His religion), and His Messengers in the unseen. Verily, Allâh is
And indeed, We sent Nûh (Noah) and Ibrahîm (Abraham), and placed in their
offspring Prophethood and Scripture, and among them there is he who is guided,
but many of them are Fâsiqûn (rebellious, disobedient to Allâh).
Then, We sent after them, Our Messengers, and We sent 'Iesa (Jesus)
son of Maryam (Mary), and gave him the Injeel (Gospel). And We ordained in
the hearts of those who followed him, compassion and mercy. But the Monasticism
which they invented for themselves, We did not prescribe for them, but (they
sought it) only to please Allâh therewith, but that they did not observe it
with the right observance. So We gave those among them who believed, their
(due) reward, but many of them are Fâsiqûn (rebellious, disobedient
O you who believe [in Mûsa (Moses) (i.e. Jews) and 'Iesa (Jesus) (i.e.
Christians)]! Fear Allâh, and believe too in His Messenger (Muhammad
He will give you a double portion of His Mercy, and He will give you a light
by which you shall walk (straight), and He will forgive you. And Allâh is
Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.
that the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians) may know that they
have no power whatsoever over the Grace of Allâh, and that (His) Grace is
(entirely) in His Hand to bestow it on whomsoever He wills. And Allâh is the
Owner of Great Bounty.