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In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.  
By those who range themselves in ranks, 1
  
Those who so are strong in repelling (evil), 2
  
Those who thus proclaim the Message (of Allah.! 3
  
Verily, verily, your God is One!- 4
  
Lord of the heavens and of the earth and all between them, and Lord of every point at the rising of the sun! 5
  
We have indeed decked the lower heaven with beauty (in) the stars,- 6
  
(For beauty) and for guard against all obstinate rebellious Satans, 7
  
(So) they should not listen their ears in the direction of the Exalted Assembly and they are cast away from every side, 8
  
Repulsed, and for them is a perpetual chastisement, 9
  
Except such as snatch away something by stealth, and they are pursued by a flaming fire, of piercing brightness. 10
  
Just ask their opinion: are they the more difficult to create, or the (other) beings We have created? Them have We created out of a sticky clay! 11
  
Truly dost thou marvel, while they ridicule, 12
  
And, when they are admonished, pay no heed,- 13
  
And, when they see a Sign, turn it to mockery, 14
  
And say, "This is nothing but evident sorcery! 15
  
"What! when we die, and become dust and bones, shall we (then) be raised up (again)? 16
  
"And also our fathers of old?" 17
  
Say thou: "Yea, and ye shall then be humiliated (on account of your evil)." 18
  
Then it will be a single (compelling) cry; and behold, they will begin to see! 19
  
They will say, "Ah! Woe to us! This is the Day of Judgment!" 20
  
(A voice will say,) "This is the Day of Sorting Out, whose truth ye (once) denied!" 21
  
"Bring ye up", it shall be said, "The wrong-doers and their wives, and the things they worshipped- 22
  
"Besides Allah, and lead them to the Way to the (Fierce) Fire! 23
  
"But stop them, for they must be asked: 24
  
" 'What is the matter with you that ye help not each other?' " 25
  
Nay, but that day they shall submit (to Judgment); 26
  
And they will turn to one another, and question one another. 27
  
They will say: "It was ye who used to come to us from the right hand!" 28
  
They will reply: "Nay, ye yourselves had no Faith! 29
  
"Nor had we any authority over you. Nay, it was ye who were a people in obstinate rebellion! 30
  
"So now has been proved true, against us, the Word of our Lord that we shall indeed (have to) taste (the punishment of our sins). 31
  
"We led you astray: for truly we were ourselves astray." 32
  
Truly, that Day, they will (all) share in the Chastisement. 33
  
Verily that is how We shall deal with Sinners. 34
  
For they, when they were told that there is no god except Allah, would puff themselves up with pride, 35
  
And say: "What! Shall we give up our gods for the sake of a Poet possessed?" 36
  
Nay! he has come with the (very) Truth, and he confirms (the Message of) the messengers (before him). 37
  
Ye shall indeed taste of the Grievous Chastisement;- 38
  
And you are requited naught save what ye did. 39
  
But the chosen Servants of Allah,- 40
  
For them is a Sustenance determined, 41
  
Fruits; and they (shall enjoy) honor and dignity, 42
  
In Gardens of Delight, 43
  
Facing each other on raised couches: 44
  
Round will be passed to them a Cup from a clear-flowing fountain, 45
  
Crystal-white, of a taste delicious to those who drink (thereof), 46
  
Free from headiness; nor will they suffer intoxication therefrom. 47
  
And besides them will be chaste women, restraining their glances, with big eyes (of wonder and beauty). 48
  
As if they were (delicate) eggs closely guarded. 49
  
Then they will turn to one another and question one another. 50
  
One of them will say: "I had an intimate companion (on the earth), 51
  
"Who used to say: "Do you really believe?" 52
  
" 'When we die and become dust and bones, shall we indeed receive rewards and punishments?' " 53
  
He said: "Would ye like to look down?" 54
  
He looked down and saw him in the midst of the Fire. 55
  
He said: "By Allah! Thou wast little short of bringing me to perdition! 56
  
"Had it not been for the Grace of my Lord, I should certainly have been among those brought (there)! 57
  
"Is it (the case) that we shall not die, 58
  
"Except our first death, and that we shall not be punished?" 59
  
Verily this is the supreme triumph! 60
  
For the like of this let all strive, who wish to strive. 61
  
Is that the better entertainment or the Tree of Zaqqüm? 62
  
For We have truly made it (as) a trial for the wrong-doers. 63
  
For it is a tree that springs out of the bottom of Hell-Fire: 64
  
The shoots of its fruit-stalks are like the heads of devils: 65
  
Truly they will eat thereof and fill their bellies therewith. 66
  
Then on top of that they will be given a mixture made of boiling water. 67
  
Then shall their return be to the (Blazing) Fire. 68
  
Truly they found their fathers on the wrong Path; 69
  
So they (too) were rushed down on their footsteps! 70
  
And truly before them, many of the ancients went astray;- 71
  
But We sent aforetime, among them, warners;- 72
  
Then see what was the end of those who were warned,- 73
  
Except the chosen Servants of Allah. 74
  
(In the days of old), Noah cried to Us, and We are the best to hear prayer. 75
  
And We delivered him and his people from the Great Calamity, 76
  
And made his progeny to endure (on this earth); 77
  
And We left (this blessing) for him among generations to come in later times: 78
  
"Peace and salutation to Noah among the nations!" 79
  
Thus indeed do we reward those who do right. 80
  
For he was one of Our believing Servants. 81
  
Then the rest We overwhelmed in the Flood. 82
  
Verily from his party was Abraham. 83
  
Behold! he approached his Lord with a sound heart. 84
  
Behold! he said to his father and to his people, "What is that which ye worship? 85
  
"Is it a falsehood- gods other than Allah. that ye desire? 86
  
"Then what is your idea about the Lord of the worlds?" 87
  
Then did he cast a glance at the Stars. 88
  
And he said, "I am indeed sick (at heart)!" 89
  
So they turned away from him, and departed. 90
  
Then did he turn to their gods and said, "Will ye not eat (of the offerings before you)? ... 91
  
"What is the matter with you that ye speak not?" 92
  
Then did he turn upon them, striking (them) with the right hand. 93
  
Then came (the worshippers) with hurried steps, to him. 94
  
He said: "Worship ye that which ye have (yourselves) carved? 95
  
"But Allah has created you and your handwork!" 96
  
They said, "Build him a furnace, and throw him into the blazing fire!" 97
  
(This failing), they then plotted against him, but We made them the ones most humiliated! 98
  
He said: "I will go to my Lord! He will surely guide me! 99
  
"O my Lord! Grant me a righteous (son)!" 100
  
So We gave him the good news of a forbearing son. 101
  
Then, when (the son) reached (the age of) (serious) work with him, he said: "O my son! I have seen in a vision that I offer thee in sacrifice: now see what is thy view!" (The son) said: "O my father! Do as thou art commanded: thou will find me, if Allah so wills, one of the steadfast!" 102
  
So when they had both submitted (to Allah), and he had laid him prostrate on his forehead (for sacrifice), 103
  
We called out to him "O Abraham! ... 104
  
"Thou hast already fulfilled the vision!" - thus indeed do We reward those who do right. 105
  
For this was a clear trial- 106
  
And We ransomed him with a momentous sacrifice: 107
  
And We left for him among generations (to come) in later times: 108
  
"Peace and salutation to Abraham!" 109
  
Thus indeed do We reward those who do right. 110
  
For he was one of Our believing Servants. 111
  
And We gave him the good news of Isaac - a prophet,- one of the Righteous. 112
  
We blessed him and Isaac: but of their progeny are (some) that do right, and (some) that obviously do wrong, to themselves. 113
  
Again (of old) We bestowed Our favor on Moses and Aaron, 114
  
And We delivered them and their people from (their) Great distress; 115
  
And We helped them, so they were victorious; 116
  
And We gave them the Book which helps to make things clear; 117
  
And We guided them to the Straight Way. 118
  
And We left for them among generations (to come) in later times: 119
  
"Peace and salutation to Moses and Aaron!" 120
  
Thus indeed do We reward those who do right. 121
  
For they were two of Our believing Servants. 122
  
So also was Elias among those sent (by Us). 123
  
Behold, he said to his people, "Will ye not fear (Allah)? 124
  
"Will ye call upon Baal and forsake the Best of Creators,- 125
  
"Allah, your Lord and Cherisher and the Lord and Cherisher of your fathers of old?" 126
  
But they rejected him, and they will certainly be called up (for punishment),- 127
  
Except the chosen Servants of Allah (among them). 128
  
And We left for him among generations (to come) in later times: 129
  
"Peace and salutation to such as Elias!" 130
  
Thus indeed do We reward those who do right. 131
  
For he was one of Our believing Servants. 132
  
So also was Lüt among those sent (by Us). 133
  
Behold, We delivered him and his adherents, all 134
  
Except an old woman who was among those who lagged behind: 135
  
Then We destroyed the rest. 136
  
Verily, ye pass by their (sites), by day- 137
  
And by night: will ye not understand? 138
  
So also was Jonah among those sent (by Us). 139
  
When he ran away (like a slave from captivity) to the ship (fully) laden, 140
  
He (agreed to) cast lots, and he was of the rebutted: 141
  
Then the big Fish did swallow him, and he had done acts worthy of blame. 142
  
Had it not been that he (repented and) glorified Allah, 143
  
He would certainly have remained inside the Fish till the Day of Resurrection. 144
  
But We cast him forth on the naked shore in a state of sickness, 145
  
And We caused to grow, over him, a spreading plant of the gourd kind. 146
  
And We sent him (on a mission) to a hundred thousand (men) or more. 147
  
And they believed; so We permitted them to enjoy (their life) for a while. 148
  
Now ask them their opinion: is it that thy Lord has (only) daughters, and they have sons?- 149
  
Or that We created the angels female, and they are witnesses (thereto)? 150
  
Behold they say out of their own invention, 151
  
"Allah has begotten children"? but they are liars! 152
  
Did He (then) choose daughters rather than sons? 153
  
What is the matter with you? How judge ye? 154
  
Will ye not then receive admonition? 155
  
Or have ye an authority manifest? 156
  
Then bring ye your Book (of authority) if ye be truthful! 157
  
And they have invented a kinship between Him and the Jinns: but the Jinns know (quite well) that they will be brought before Him. 158
  
Glory to Allah! (He is free) from the things they ascribe (to Him)! 159
  
Not (so do) the Servants of Allah, the chosen ones. 160
  
For, verily, neither ye nor those ye worship- 161
  
Can lead (any) into temptation concerning Allah, 162
  
Except such as are (themselves) going to the blazing Fire! 163
  
(Those angles): "Not one of us but has a place appointed; 164
  
"And we are verily ranged in ranks (for service); 165
  
"And we are verily those who declare (Allah's) glory!" 166
  
And there were those who said, 167
  
"If only we had had before us a Message from those of old, 168
  
"We should certainly have been Servants of Allah, sincere (and devoted)!" 169
  
But (now that the Qurán has come), they reject it: but soon will they know! 170
  
Already has Our Word been passed before (this) to Our Servants sent (by Us), 171
  
That they would certainly be assisted, 172
  
And that Our forces,- they surely must conquer. 173
  
So turn thou away from them for a little while, 174
  
And watch them (how they fare), and they soon shall see (how thou farest)! 175
  
Do they wish (indeed) to hurry on Our Punishment? 176
  
But when it descends upon their courtyard before them, evil will be the morning for those who were warned (and heeded not)! 177
  
So turn thou away from them for a little while, 178
  
And watch (how they fare) and they soon shall see (how thou farest)! 179
  
Glory to thy Lord, the Lord of Honor and Power! (He is free) from what they ascribe (to Him)! 180
  
And Peace on the messengers! 181
  
And Praise to Allah, the Lord and Cherisher of the Worlds. 182
  
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