Has there not been over man a period of time, when he was nothing to be
Verily, We have created man from Nutfah drops of mixed semen (discharge
of man and woman), in order to try him, so We made him hearer, seer.
Verily, We showed him the way, whether he be grateful or ungrateful.
Verily, We have prepared for the disbelievers iron chains, iron collars,
and a blazing Fire.
Verily, the Abrār (pious, who fear Allāh and avoid evil), shall
drink a cup (of wine) mixed with water from a spring in Paradise called Kāfūr.
A spring wherefrom the slaves of Allāh will drink, causing it to gush
They (are those who) fulfill (their) vows, and they fear a Day whose evil
will be wide-spreading.
And they give food, inspite of their love for it (or for the love of Him),
to Miskin (poor), the orphan, and the captive,
(Saying): "We feed you seeking Allāh's Countenance only. We wish
for no reward, nor thanks from you.
"Verily, We fear from our Lord a Day, hard and distressful, that
will make the faces look horrible (from extreme dislikeness to it)."
So Allāh saved them from the evil of that Day, and gave them Nadratan
(a light of beauty) and joy.
And their recompense shall be Paradise, and silken garments, because they
Reclining therein on raised thrones, they will see there neither the excessive
heat of the sun, nor the excessive bitter cold, (as in Paradise there is no
sun and no moon).
And the shade thereof is close upon them, and the bunches of fruit thereof
will hang low within their reach.
And amongst them will be passed round vessels of silver and cups of crystal,
Crystal-clear, made of silver. They will determine the measure thereof
according to their wishes.
And they will be given to drink there a cup (of wine) mixed with Zanjabīl
A spring there, called Salsabīl.
And round about them will (serve) boys of everlasting youth. If you see
them, you would think them scattered pearls.
And when you look there (in Paradise), you will see a delight (that cannot
be imagined), and a great dominion.
Their garments will be of fine green silk, and gold embroidery. They will
be adorned with bracelets of silver, and their Lord will give them a pure
(And it will be said to them): "Verily, this is a reward for you,
and your endeavour has been accepted."
Verily! It is We Who have sent down the Qur'ān to you (O Muhammad
Therefore be patient (O Muhammad )
and submit to the Command of your Lord (Allāh, by doing your duty to Him and
by conveying His Message to mankind), and obey neither a sinner nor a disbeliever
And remember the Name of your Lord every morning and afternoon [i.e. offering
of the Morning (Fajr), Zuhr, and 'Asr prayers].
And during night, prostrate yourself to Him (i.e. the offering of Maghrib
and 'Ishā' prayers), and glorify Him a long night through (i.e.
Verily! These (disbelievers) love the present life of this world, and
put behind them a heavy Day (that will be hard).
It is We Who created them, and We have made them of strong built. And
when We will, We can replace them with others like them with a complete replacement.
Verily! This (Verses of the Qur'ān) is an admonition, so whosoever wills,
let him take a Path to his Lord (Allāh).
But you cannot will, unless Allāh wills. Verily, Allāh is Ever All-Knowing,
will admit to His Mercy whom He will and as for the Zālimūn, (polytheists,
wrong-doers, etc.) He has prepared a painful torment.