AL-ISRA (ISRA', THE NIGHT JOURNEY, CHILDREN OF ISRAEL)
Total Verses: 111
Revealed At: MAKKA
Glory to (Allah) Who did take His servant for a Journey by night
from the Sacred Mosque to the farthest Mosque, whose precincts We did
bless,- in order that We might show him some of Our Signs: for He is the
One Who heareth and seeth (all things).
Glorified be He Who carried His servant by night from the
Inviolable Place of Worship to the Far distant place of worship the
neighbourhood whereof We have blessed, that We might show him of Our
tokens! Lo! He, only He, is the Hearer, the Seer.
Glory be to Him Who made His servant to go on a night
from the Sacred Mosque to the remote mosque of which We have
blessed the precincts, so that We may show to him some of
Our signs; surely He is the Hearing, the Seeing.
We gave Moses the Book, and made it a Guide to the Children of
Israel, (commanding): "Take not other than Me as Disposer of (your)
We gave unto Moses the Scripture, and We appointed it a
guidance for the children of Israel, saying: Choose no guardian beside Me.
And We gave Musa the Book and made it a guidance to the
children of Israel, saying: Do not take a protector besides
O ye that are sprung from those whom We carried (in the Ark)
with Noah! Verily he was a devotee most grateful.
(They were) the seed of those whom We carried (in the ship)
along with Noah. Lo! he was a grateful slave.
The offspring of those whom We bore with Nuh; surely he
was a grateful servant.
And We gave (Clear) Warning to the Children of Israel in the
Book, that twice would they do mischief on the earth and be elated with
mighty arrogance (and twice would they be punished)!
And We decreed for the Children of Israel in the Scripture: Ye
verily will work corruption in the earth twice, and ye will become great
And We had made known to the children of Israel in the
Book: Most certainly you will make mischief in the land
twice, and most certainly you will behave insolently with
When the first of the warnings came to pass, We sent against
you Our servants given to terrible warfare: They entered the very inmost
parts of your homes; and it was a warning (completely) fulfilled.
So when the time for the first of the two came, We roused
against you slaves of Ours of great might who ravaged (your) country, and
it was a threat performed.
So when the promise for the first of the two came, We
sent over you Our servants, of mighty prowess, so they went
to and fro among the houses, and it was a promise to be
Then did We grant you the Return as against them: We gave you
increase in resources and sons, and made you the more numerous in
Then we gave you once again your turn against them, and We
aided you with wealth and children and made you more in soldiery.
Then We gave you back the turn to prevail against them,
and aided you with wealth and children and made you a
If ye did well, ye did well for yourselves; if ye did evil,
(ye did it) against yourselves. So when the second of the warnings came to
pass, (We permitted your enemies) to disfigure your faces, and to enter
your Temple as they had entered it before, and to visit with destruction
all that fell into their power.
(Saying): If ye do good, ye do good for your own souls, and if
ye do evil, it is for them (in like manner). So, when the time for the
second (of the judgments) came (We roused against you others of Our slaves)
to ravage you, and to enter the Temple even as they entered it the first
time, and to lay waste all that they conquered with an utter wasting.
If you do good, you will do good for your own souls, and
if you do evil, it shall be for them. So when the second
promise came (We raised another people) that they may bring
you to grief and that they may enter the mosque as they
entered it the first time, and that they might destroy
whatever they gained ascendancy over with utter destruction.
It may be that your Lord may (yet) show Mercy unto you; but if
ye revert (to your sins), We shall revert (to Our punishments): And we have
made Hell a prison for those who reject (all Faith).
It may be that your Lord will have mercy on you, but if ye
repeat (the crime) We shall repeat (the punishment), and We have appointed
hell a dungeon for the disbelievers.
It may be that your Lord will have mercy on you, and if
you again return (to disobedience) We too will return (to
punishment), and We have made hell a prison for the
Verily this Qur'an doth guide to that which is most right (or
stable), and giveth the Glad Tidings to the Believers who work deeds of
righteousness, that they shall have a magnificent reward;
Lo! this Qur'an guideth unto that which is straightest, and
giveth tidings unto the believers who do good works that theirs will be a
Surely this Quran guides to that which is most upright
and gives good news to the believers who do good that they
shall have a great reward.
And to those who believe not in the Hereafter, (it announceth)
that We have prepared for them a Penalty Grievous (indeed).
And that those who believe not in the Hereafter, for them We
have prepared a painful doom.
And that (as for) those who do not believe in the
hereafter, We have prepared for them a painful chastisement.
The prayer that man should make for good, he maketh for evil;
for man is given to hasty (deeds).
Man prayeth for evil as he prayeth for good; for man was ever
And man prays for evil as he ought to pray for good, and
man is ever hasty.
We have made the Night and the Day as two (of Our) Signs: the
Sign of the Night have We obscured, while the Sign of the Day We have made
to enlighten you; that ye may seek bounty from your Lord, and that ye may
know the number and count of the years: all things have We explained in
And We appoint the night and the day two portents. Then We
make dark the portent of the night, and We make the portent of the day
sight-giving, that ye may seek bounty from your Lord, and that ye may know
the computation of the years, and the reckoning; and everything have We
expounded with a clear expounding.
And We have made the night and the day two signs, then
We have made the sign of the night to pass away and We have
made the sign of the day manifest, so that you may seek
grace from your Lord, and that you might know the numbering
of years and the reckoning; and We have explained everything
Every man's fate We have fastened on his own neck: On the Day
of Judgment We shall bring out for him a scroll, which he will see spread
And every man's augury have We fastened to his own neck, and
We shall bring forth for him on the Day of Resurrection a book which he
will find wide open.
And We have made every man's actions to cling to his
neck, and We will bring forth to him on the resurrection day
a book which he will find wide open:
(It will be said to him:) "Read thine (own) record: Sufficient
is thy soul this day to make out an account against thee."
(And it will be said unto him): Read thy Book. Thy soul
sufficeth as reckoner against thee this day.
Read your book; your own self is sufficient as a
reckoner against you this day.
Who receiveth guidance, receiveth it for his own benefit: who
goeth astray doth so to his own loss: No bearer of burdens can bear the
burden of another: nor would We visit with Our Wrath until We had sent an
messenger (to give warning).
Whosoever goeth right, it is only for (the good of) his own
soul that he goeth right, and whosoever erreth, erreth only to its hurt. No
laden soul can bear another's load, We never punish until we have sent a
Whoever goes aright, for his own soul does he go aright;
and whoever goes astray, to its detriment only does he go
astray: nor can the bearer of a burden bear the burden of
another, nor do We chastise until We raise a messenger.
When We decide to destroy a population, We (first) send a
definite order to those among them who are given the good things of this
life and yet transgress; so that the word is proved true against them: then
(it is) We destroy them utterly.
And when We would destroy a township We send commandment to
its folk who live at ease, and afterward they commit abomination therein,
and so the Word (of doom) hath effect for it, and we annihilate it with
And when We wish to destroy a town, We send Our
commandment to the people of it who lead easy lives, but
they transgress therein; thus the word proves true against
it, so We destroy it with utter destruction.
How many generations have We destroyed after Noah? and enough
is thy Lord to note and see the sins of His servants.
How many generations have We destroyed since Noah! And Allah
sufficeth as Knower and Beholder of the sins of His slaves.
And how many of the generations did We destroy after
Nuh! and your Lord is sufficient as Knowing and Seeing with
regard to His servants' faults.
If any do wish for the transitory things (of this life), We
readily grant them - such things as We will, to such person as We will: in
the end have We provided Hell for them: they will burn therein, disgraced
Whoso desireth that (life) which hasteneth away, We hasten for
him therein what We will for whom We please. And afterward We have
appointed for him hell; he will endure the heat thereof, condemned,
Whoever desires this present life, We hasten to him
therein what We please for whomsoever We desire, then We
assign to him the hell; he shall enter it despised, driven
Those who do wish for the (things of) the Hereafter, and
strive therefor with all due striving, and have Faith,- they are the ones
whose striving is acceptable (to Allah).
And whoso desireth the Hereafter and striveth for it with the
effort necessary, being a believer; for such, their effort findeth favour
(with their Lord).
And whoever desires the hereafter and strives for it as
he ought to strive and he is a believer; (as for) these,
their striving shall surely be accepted.
Of the bounties of thy Lord We bestow freely on all- These as
well as those: The bounties of thy Lord are not closed (to anyone).
Each do We supply, both these and those, from the bounty of
thy Lord. And the bounty of thy Lord can never be walled up.
All do We aid-- these as well as those-- out of the bounty
of your Lord, and the bounty of your Lord is not confined.
See how We have bestowed more on some than on others; but
verily the Hereafter is more in rank and gradation and more in excellence.
See how We prefer one of them above another, and verily the
Hereafter will be greater in degrees and greater in preferment.
See how We have made some of them to excel others, and
certainly the hereafter is much superior in respect of
Take not with Allah another object of worship; or thou (O man!)
wilt sit in disgrace and destitution.
Set not up with Allah any other god (O man) lest thou sit down
Do not associate with Allah any other god, lest you sit
down despised, neglected.
Thy Lord hath decreed that ye worship none but Him, and that
ye be kind to parents. Whether one or both of them attain old age in thy
life, say not to them a word of contempt, nor repel them, but address them
in terms of honour.
Thy Lord hath decreed, that ye worship none save Him, and
(that ye show) kindness to parents. If one of them or both of them attain
old age with thee, say not "Fie" unto them nor repulse them, but speak unto
them a gracious word.
And your Lord has commanded that you shall not serve
(any) but Him, and goodness to your parents. If either or
both of them reach old age with you, say not to them (so
much as) "Ugh" nor chide them, and speak to them a generous
And, out of kindness, lower to them the wing of humility, and
say: "My Lord! bestow on them thy Mercy even as they cherished me in
And lower unto them the wing of submission through mercy, and
say: My Lord! Have mercy on them both as they did care for me when I was
And make yourself submissively gentle to them with
compassion, and say: O my Lord! have compassion on them, as
they brought me up (when I was) little.
Your Lord knoweth best what is in your hearts: If ye do deeds
of righteousness, verily He is Most Forgiving to those who turn to Him
again and again (in true penitence).
Your Lord is Best Aware of what is in your minds. If ye are
righteous, then lo! He was ever Forgiving unto those who turn (unto Him).
Your Lord knows best what is in your minds; if you are
good, then He is surely Forgiving to those who turn (to Him)
And render to the kindred their due rights, as (also) to those
in want, and to the wayfarer: But squander not (your wealth) in the manner
of a spendthrift.
Give the kinsman his due, and the needy, and the wayfarer, and
squander not (thy wealth) in wantonness.
And give to the near of kin his due and (to) the needy
and the wayfarer, and do not squander wastefully.
Verily spendthrifts are brothers of the Evil Ones; and the
Evil One is to his Lord (himself) ungrateful.
Lo! the squanderers were ever brothers of the devils, and the
devil was ever an ingrate to his Lord.
Surely the squanderers are the fellows of the Shaitans
and the Shaitan is ever ungrateful to his Lord.
And even if thou hast to turn away from them in pursuit of the
Mercy from thy Lord which thou dost expect, yet speak to them a word of
But if thou turn away from them, seeking mercy from thy Lord,
for which thou hopest, then speak unto them a reasonable word.
And if you turn away from them to seek mercy from your
Lord, which you hope for, speak to them a gentle word.
Make not thy hand tied (like a niggard's) to thy neck, nor
stretch it forth to its utmost reach, so that thou become blameworthy and
And let not thy hand be chained to thy neck nor open it with a
complete opening, lest thou sit down rebuked, denuded.
And do not make your hand to be shackled to your neck
nor stretch it forth to the utmost (limit) of its stretching
forth, lest you should (afterwards) sit down blamed,
Verily thy Lord doth provide sustenance in abundance for whom
He pleaseth, and He provideth in a just measure. For He doth know and
regard all His servants.
Lo! thy Lord enlargeth the provision for whom He will, and
straiteneth (it for whom He will). Lo, He was ever Knower, Seer of His
Surely your Lord makes plentiful the means of
subsistence for whom He pleases and He straitens (them);
surely He is ever Aware of, Seeing, His servants.
Kill not your children for fear of want: We shall provide
sustenance for them as well as for you. Verily the killing of them is a
Slay not your children, fearing a fall to poverty, We shall
provide for them and for you. Lo! the slaying of them is great sin.
And do not kill your children for fear of poverty; We
give them sustenance and yourselves (too); surely to kill
them is a great wrong.
Nor come nigh to adultery: for it is a shameful (deed) and an
evil, opening the road (to other evils).
And come not near unto adultery. Lo! it is an abomination and
an evil way.
And go not nigh to fornication; surely it is an
indecency and an evil way.
Nor take life - which Allah has made sacred - except for just
cause. And if anyone is slain wrongfully, we have given his heir authority
(to demand qisas or to forgive): but let him not exceed bounds in the
matter of taking life; for he is helped (by the Law).
And slay not the life which Allah hath forbidden save with
right. Whoso is slain wrongfully, We have given power unto his heir, but
let him not commit excess in slaying. Lo! he will be helped.
And do not kill any one whom Allah has forbidden, except
for a just cause, and whoever is slain unjustly, We have
indeed given to his heir authority, so let him not exceed
the just limits in slaying; surely he is aided.
Come not nigh to the orphan's property except to improve it,
until he attains the age of full strength; and fulfil (every) engagement,
for (every) engagement will be enquired into (on the Day of Reckoning).
Come not near the wealth of the orphan save with that which is
better till he come to strength; and keep the covenant. Lo! of the covenant
it will be asked.
And draw not near to the property of the orphan except
in a goodly way till he attains his maturity and fulfill the
promise; surely (every) promise shall be questioned about.
Give full measure when ye measure, and weigh with a balance
that is straight: that is the most fitting and the most advantageous in the
Fill the measure when ye measure, and weigh with a right
balance; that is meet, and better in the end.
And give full measure when you measure out, and weigh
with a true balance; this is fair and better in the end.
And pursue not that of which thou hast no knowledge; for every
act of hearing, or of seeing or of (feeling in) the heart will be enquired
into (on the Day of Reckoning).
(O man), follow not that whereof thou hast no knowledge. Lo!
the hearing and the sight and the heart - of each of these it will be
And follow not that of which you have not the knowledge;
surely the hearing and the sight and the heart, all of
these, shall be questioned about that.
Nor walk on the earth with insolence: for thou canst not rend
the earth asunder, nor reach the mountains in height.
And walk not in the earth exultant. Lo! thou canst not rend
the earth, nor canst thou stretch to the height of the hills.
And do not go about in the land exultingly, for you
cannot cut through the earth nor reach the mountains in
Of all such things the evil is hateful in the sight of thy
The evil of all that is hateful in the sight of thy Lord.
All this-- the evil of it-- is hateful in the sight of your
These are among the (precepts of) wisdom, which thy Lord has
revealed to thee. Take not, with Allah, another object of worship, lest thou
shouldst be thrown into Hell, blameworthy and rejected.
This is (part) of that wisdom wherewith thy Lord hath inspired
thee (O Muhammad). And set not up with Allah any other god, lest thou be
cast into hell, reproved, abandoned.
This is of what your Lord has revealed to you of wisdom,
and do not associate any other god with Allah lest you
should be thrown into hell, blamed, cast away.
Has then your Lord (O Pagans!) preferred for you sons, and
taken for Himself daughters among the angels? Truly ye utter a most
Hath your Lord then distinguished you (O men of Makka) by
giving you sons, and hath chosen for Himself females from among the angels?
Lo! verily ye speak an awful word!
What! has then your Lord preferred to give you sons, and
(for Himself) taken daughters from among the angels? Most
surely you utter a grievous saying.
We have explained (things) in various (ways) in this Qur'an,
in order that they may receive admonition, but it only increases their
flight (from the Truth)!
We verily have displayed (Our warnings) in this Qur'an that
they may take heed, but it increaseth them in naught save aversion.
And certainly We have repeated (warnings) in this Quran
that they may be mindful, but it does not add save to their
Say: If there had been (other) gods with Him, as they say,-
behold, they would certainly have sought out a way to the Lord of the
Say (O Muhammad, to the disbelievers): If there were other
gods along with Him, as they say, then had they sought a way against the
Lord of the Throne.
Say: If there were with Him gods as they say, then
certainly they would have been able to seek a way to the
Lord of power.
Glory to Him! He is high above all that they say!- Exalted and
Great (beyond measure)!
Glorified is He, and High Exalted above what they say!
Glory be to Him and exalted be He in high exaltation
above what they say.
The seven heavens and the earth, and all beings therein,
declare His glory: there is not a thing but celebrates His praise; And yet
ye understand not how they declare His glory! Verily He is Oft-Forbear,
The seven heavens and the earth and all that is therein praise
Him, and there is not a thing but hymneth His praise; but ye understand not
their praise. Lo! He is ever Clement, Forgiving.
The seven heavens declare His glory and the earth (too),
and those who are in them; and there is not a single thing
but glorifies Him with His praise, but you do not understand
their glorification; surely He is Forbearing, Forgiving.
When thou dost recite the Qur'an, We put, between thee and
those who believe not in the Hereafter, a veil invisible:
And when thou recitest the Qur'an we place between thee and
those who believe not in the Hereafter a hidden barrier;
And when you recite the Quran, We place between you and
those who do not believe in the hereafter a hidden barrier;
And We put coverings over their hearts (and minds) lest they
should understand the Qur'an, and deafness into their ears: when thou dost
commemorate thy Lord and Him alone in the Qur'an, they turn on their backs,
fleeing (from the Truth).
And We place upon their hearts veils lest they should
understand it, and in their ears a deafness; and when thou makest mention
of thy Lord alone in the Qur'an, they turn their backs in aversion.
And We have placed coverings on their hearts and a
heaviness in their ears lest they understand it, and when
you mention your Lord alone in the Quran they turn their
backs in aversion.
We know best why it is they listen, when they listen to thee;
and when they meet in private conference, behold, the wicked say, "Ye
follow none other than a man bewitched!"
We are Best Aware of what they wish to hear when they give ear
to thee and when they take secret counsel, when the evil-doers say: Ye
follow but a man bewitched.
We know best what they listen to when they listen to
you, and when they take counsel secretly, when the unjust
say: You follow only a man deprived of reason.
See what similes they strike for thee: but they have gone
astray, and never can they find a way.
See what similitudes they coin for thee, and thus are all
astray, and cannot find a road!
See what they liken you to! So they have gone astray and
cannot find the way.
They say: "What! when we are reduced to bones and dust, should
we really be raised up (to be) a new creation?"
And they say: When we are bones and fragments, shall we
forsooth, be raised up as a new creation?
And they say: What! when we shall have become bones and
decayed particles, shall we then certainly be raised up,
being a new creation?
Say: "(Nay!) be ye stones or iron,
Say: Be ye stones or iron
Say: Become stones or iron,
"Or created matter which, in your minds, is hardest (to be
raised up),- (Yet shall ye be raised up)!" then will they say: "Who will
cause us to return?" Say: "He who created you first!" Then will they wag
their heads towards thee, and say, "When will that be?" Say, "May be it
will be quite soon!
Or some created thing that is yet greater in your thoughts!
Then they will say: Who shall bring us back (to life). Say: He Who created
you at the first. Then will they shake their heads at thee, and say: When
will it be? Say: It will perhaps be soon;
Or some other creature of those which are too hard (to
receive life) in your minds! But they will say: Who will
return us? Say: Who created you at first. Still they will
shake their heads at you and say: When will it be? Say:
Maybe it has drawn nigh.
"It will be on a Day when He will call you, and ye will answer
(His call) with (words of) His praise, and ye will think that ye tarried
but a little while!"
A day when He will call you and ye will answer with His
praise, and ye will think that ye have tarried but a little while.
On the day when He will call you forth, then shall you
obey Him, giving Him praise, and you will think that you
tarried but a little (while).
Say to My servants that they should (only) say those things
that are best: for Satan doth sow dissensions among them: For Satan is to
man an avowed enemy.
Tell My bondmen to speak that which is kindlier. Lo! the devil
soweth discord among them. Lo! the devil is for man an open foe.
And say to My servants (that) they speak that which is
best; surely the Shaitan sows dissensions among them; surely
the Shaitan is an open enemy to man.
It is your Lord that knoweth you best: If He please, He
granteth you mercy, or if He please, punishment: We have not sent thee to
be a disposer of their affairs for them.
Your Lord is Best Aware of you. If He will, He will have mercy
on you, or if He will, He will punish you. We have not sent thee (O
Muhammad) as a warden over them.
Your Lord knows you best; He will have mercy on you if
He pleases, or He will chastise you if He pleases; and We
have not sent you as being in charge of them.
And it is your Lord that knoweth best all beings that are in
the heavens and on earth: We did bestow on some prophets more (and other)
gifts than on others: and We gave to David (the gift of) the Psalms.
And thy Lord is Best Aware of all who are in the heavens and
the earth. And we preferred some of the prophets above others, and unto
David We gave the Psalms.
And your Lord best knows those who are in the heavens and
the earth; and certainly We have made some of the prophets to
excel others, and to Dawood We gave a scripture.
Say: "Call on those - besides Him - whom ye fancy: they have
neither the power to remove your troubles from you nor to change them."
Say: Cry unto those (saints and angels) whom ye assume (to be
gods) beside Him, yet they have no power to rid you of misfortune nor to
Say: Call on those whom you assert besides Him, so they
shall not control the removal of distress from you nor (its)
Those whom they call upon do desire (for themselves) means of
access to their Lord, - even those who are nearest: they hope for His Mercy
and fear His Wrath: for the Wrath of thy Lord is something to take heed
Those unto whom they cry seek the way of approach to their
Lord, which of them shall be the nearest; they hope for His mercy and they
fear His doom. Lo! the doom of thy Lord is to be shunned.
Those whom they call upon, themselves seek the means of
access to their Lord-- whoever of them is nearest-- and they
hope for His mercy and fear His chastisement; surely the
chastisement of your Lord is a thing to be cautious of.
There is not a population but We shall destroy it before the
Day of Judgment or punish it with a dreadful Penalty: that is written in
the (eternal) Record.
There is not a township but We shall destroy it ere the Day of
Resurrection, or punish it with dire punishment. That is set forth in the
Book (of Our decrees).
And there is not a town but We will destroy it before
the day of resurrection or chastise it with a severe
chastisement; this is written in the Divine ordinance.
And We refrain from sending the signs, only because the men of
former generations treated them as false: We sent the she-camel to the
Thamud to open their eyes, but they treated her wrongfully: We only send
the Signs by way of terror (and warning from evil).
Naught hindereth Us from sending portents save that the folk
of old denied them. And We gave Thamud the she-camel - a clear portent save
And nothing could have hindered Us that We should send
signs except that the ancients rejected them; and We gave to
Samood the she-camel-- a manifest sign-- but on her account they
did injustice, and We do not send signs but to make (men)
Behold! We told thee that thy Lord doth encompass mankind
round about: We granted the vision which We showed thee, but as a trial for
men,- as also the Cursed Tree (mentioned) in the Qur'an: We put terror
(and warning) into them, but it only increases their inordinate
And (it was a warning) when we told thee: Lo! thy Lord
encompasseth mankind, and We appointed the sight which We showed thee as an
ordeal for mankind, and (likewise) the Accursed Tree in the Qur'an. We warn
them, but it increaseth them in naught save gross impiety.
And when We said to you: Surely your Lord encompasses
men; and We did not make the vision which We showed you but
a trial for men and the cursed tree in the Quran as well;
and We cause them to fear, but it only adds to their great
Behold! We said to the angels: "Bow down unto Adam": They
bowed down except Iblis: He said, "Shall I bow down to one whom Thou didst
create from clay?"
And when We said unto the angels: Fall down prostrate before
Adam and they fell prostrate all save Iblis, he said: Shall I fall
prostrate before that which Thou hast created of clay?
And when We said to the angels: Make obeisance to Adam;
they made obeisance, but Iblis (did it not). He said: Shall
I make obeisance to him whom Thou hast created of dust?
He said: "Seest Thou? this is the one whom Thou hast honoured
above me! If Thou wilt but respite me to the Day of Judgment, I will surely
bring his descendants under my sway - all but a few!"
He said: Seest Thou this (creature) whom Thou hast honoured
above me, if Thou give me grace until the Day of Resurrection I verily will
seize his seed, save but a few.
He said: Tell me, is this he whom Thou hast honored
above me? If Thou shouldst respite me to the day of
resurrection, I will most certainly cause his progeny to
perish except a few.
(Allah) said: "Go thy way; if any of them follow thee, verily
Hell will be the recompense of you (all)- an ample recompense.
He said: Go, and whosoever of them followeth thee - lo! hell
will be your payment, ample payment.
He said: Be gone! for whoever of them will follow you,
then surely hell is your recompense, a full recompense:
"Lead to destruction those whom thou canst among them, with
thy (seductive) voice; make assaults on them with thy cavalry and thy
infantry; mutually share with them wealth and children; and make promises
to them." But Satan promises them nothing but deceit.
And excite any of them whom thou canst with thy voice, and
urge thy horse and foot against them, and be a partner in their wealth and
children, and promise them. Satan promiseth them only to deceive.
And beguile whomsoever of them you can with your voice,
and collect against them your forces riding and on foot, and
share with them in wealth and children, and hold out
promises to them; and the Shaitan makes not promises to them
but to deceive:
"As for My servants, no authority shalt thou have over them:"
Enough is thy Lord for a Disposer of affairs.
Lo! My (faithful) bondmen - over them thou hast no power, and
thy Lord sufficeth as (their) guardian.
Surely (as for) My servants, you have no authority over
them; and your Lord is sufficient as a Protector.
Your Lord is He That maketh the Ship go smoothly for you
through the sea, in order that ye may seek of his Bounty. For he is unto
you most Merciful.
(O mankind), your Lord is He Who driveth for you the ship upon
the sea that ye may seek of His bounty. Lo! He was ever Merciful toward
Your Lord is He Who speeds the ships for you in the sea
that you may seek of His grace; surely He is ever Merciful
When distress seizes you at sea, those that ye call upon -
besides Himself - leave you in the lurch! but when He brings you back safe
to land, ye turn away (from Him). Most ungrateful is man!
And when harm toucheth you upon the sea, all unto whom ye cry
(for succour) fail save Him (alone), but when He bringeth you safe to land,
ye turn away, for man was ever thankless.
And when distress afflicts you in the sea, away go those
whom you call on except He; but when He brings you safe to
the land, you turn aside; and man is ever ungrateful.
Do ye then feel secure that He will not cause you to be
swallowed up beneath the earth when ye are on land, or that He will not
send against you a violent tornado (with showers of stones) so that ye
shall find no one to carry out your affairs for you?
Feel ye then secure that He will not cause a slope of the land
to engulf you, or send a sand-storm upon you, and then ye will find that ye
have no protector?
What! Do you then feel secure that He will not cause a
tract of land to engulf you or send on you a tornado? Then
you shall not find a protector for yourselves.
Or do ye feel secure that He will not send you back a second
time to sea and send against you a heavy gale to drown you because of your
ingratitude, so that ye find no helper. Therein against Us?
Or feel ye secure that He will not return you to that (plight)
a second time, and send against you a hurricane of wind and drown you for
your thanklessness, and then ye will not find therein that ye have any
avenger against Us?
Or, do you feel secure that He will (not) take you back
into it another time, then send on you a fierce gale and
thus drown you on account of your ungratefulness? Then you
shall not find any aider against Us in the matter.
We have honoured the sons of Adam; provided them with
transport on land and sea; given them for sustenance things good and pure;
and conferred on them special favours, above a great part of our creation.
Verily we have honoured the Children of Adam. We carry them on
the land and the sea, and have made provision of good things for them, and
have preferred them above many of those whom We created with a marked
And surely We have honored the children of Adam, and We
carry them in the land and the sea, and We have given them
of the good things, and We have made them to excel by an
appropriate excellence over most of those whom We have
One day We shall call together all human beings with their
(respective) Imams: those who are given their record in their right hand
will read it (with pleasure), and they will not be dealt with unjustly in
On the day when We shall summon all men with their record,
whoso is given his book in his right hand - such will read their book and
they will not be wronged a shred.
(Remember) the day when We will call every people with
their Imam; then whoever is given his book in his right
hand, these shall read their book; and they shall not be
dealt with a whit unjustly.
But those who were blind in this world, will be blind in the
hereafter, and most astray from the Path.
Whoso is blind here will be blind in the Hereafter, and yet
further from the road.
And whoever is blind in this, he shall (also) be blind
in the hereafter; and more erring from the way.
And their purpose was to tempt thee away from that which We
had revealed unto thee, to substitute in our name something quite
different; (in that case), behold! they would certainly have made thee
And they indeed strove hard to beguile thee (Muhammad) away
from that wherewith We have inspired thee, that thou shouldst invent other
than it against Us; and then would they have accepted thee as a friend.
And surely they had purposed to turn you away from that
which We have revealed to you, that you should forge against
Us other than that, and then they would certainly have taken
you for a friend.
And had We not given thee strength, thou wouldst nearly have
inclined to them a little.
And if We had not made thee wholly firm thou mightest almost
have inclined unto them a little.
And had it not been that We had already established you,
you would certainly have been near to incline to them a
In that case We should have made thee taste an equal portion
(of punishment) in this life, and an equal portion in death: and moreover
thou wouldst have found none to help thee against Us!
Then had we made thee taste a double (punishment) of living
and a double (punishment) of dying, then hadst thou found no helper against
In that case We would certainly have made you to taste a
double (punishment) in this life and a double (punishment)
after death, then you would not have found any helper
Their purpose was to scare thee off the land, in order to
expel thee; but in that case they would not have stayed (therein) after
thee, except for a little while.
And they indeed wished to scare thee from the land that they
might drive thee forth from thence, and then they would have stayed (there)
but a little after thee.
And surely they purposed to unsettle you from the land
that they might expel you from it, and in that case they
will not tarry behind you but a little.
(This was Our) way with the messengers We sent before thee: thou
wilt find no change in Our ways.
(Such was Our) method in the case of those whom We sent before
thee (to mankind), and thou wilt not find for Our method aught of power to
(This is Our) course with regard to those of Our
messengers whom We sent before you, and you shall not find a
change in Our course.
Establish regular prayers - at the sun's decline till the
darkness of the night, and the morning prayer and reading: for the prayer
and reading in the morning carry their testimony.
Establish worship at the going down of the sun until the dark
of night, and (the recital of) the Qur'an at dawn. Lo! (the recital of) the
Qur'an at dawn is ever witnessed.
Keep up prayer from the declining of the sun till the
darkness of the night and the morning recitation; surely the
morning recitation is witnessed.
And pray in the small watches of the morning: (it would be) an
additional prayer (or spiritual profit) for thee: soon will thy Lord raise
thee to a Station of Praise and Glory!
And some part of the night awake for it, a largess for thee.
It may be that thy Lord will raise thee to a praised estate.
And during a part of the night, pray Tahajjud beyond
what is incumbent on you; maybe your Lord will raise you to
a position of great glory.
Say: "O my Lord! Let my entry be by the Gate of Truth and
Honour, and likewise my exit by the Gate of Truth and Honour; and grant me
from Thy Presence an authority to aid (me)."
And say: My Lord! Cause me to come in with a firm incoming and
to go out with a firm outgoing. And give me from Thy presence a sustaining
And say: My Lord! make me to enter a goodly entering,
and cause me to go forth a goodly going forth, and grant me
from near Thee power to assist (me).
And say: "Truth has (now) arrived, and Falsehood perished: for
Falsehood is (by its nature) bound to perish."
And say: Truth hath come and falsehood hath vanished away. Lo!
falsehood is ever bound to vanish.
And say: The truth has come and the falsehood has
vanished; surely falsehood is a vanishing (thing).
We send down (stage by stage) in the Qur'an that which is a
healing and a mercy to those who believe: to the unjust it causes nothing
but loss after loss.
And We reveal of the Qur'an that which is a healing and a
mercy for believers though it increase the evil-doers in naught save ruin.
And We reveal of the Quran that which is a healing and a
mercy to the believers, and it adds only to the perdition of
Yet when We bestow Our favours on man, he turns away and
becomes remote on his side (instead of coming to Us), and when evil seizes
him he gives himself up to despair!
And when We make life pleasant unto man, he turneth away and
is averse; and when ill toucheth him he is in despair.
And when We bestow favor on man, he turns aside and
behaves proudly, and when evil afflicts him, he is
Say: "Everyone acts according to his own disposition: But your
Lord knows best who it is that is best guided on the Way."
Say: Each one doth according to his rule of conduct, and thy
Lord is Best Aware of him whose way is right.
Say: Every one acts according to his manner; but your
Lord best knows who is best guided in the path.
They ask thee concerning the Spirit (of inspiration). Say:
"The Spirit (cometh) by command of my Lord: of knowledge it is only a
little that is communicated to you, (O men!)"
They are asking thee concerning the Spirit. Say: The Spirit is
by command of my Lord, and of knowledge ye have been vouchsafed but
And they ask you about the soul. Say: The soul is one of
the commands of my Lord, and you are not given aught of
knowledge but a little.
If it were Our Will, We could take away that which We have
sent thee by inspiration:then wouldst thou find none to plead thy affair in
that matter as against Us,-
And if We willed We could withdraw that which We have revealed
unto thee, then wouldst thou find no guardian for thee against Us in
And if We please, We should certainly take away that
which We have revealed to you, then you would not find for
it any protector against Us.
Except for Mercy from thy Lord: for his bounty is to thee
(It is naught) save mercy from thy Lord. Lo! His kindness unto
thee was ever great.
But on account of mercy from your Lord-- surely His grace
to you is abundant.
Say: "If the whole of mankind and Jinns were to gather
together to produce the like of this Qur'an, they could not produce the
like thereof, even if they backed up each other with help and support.
Say: Verily, though mankind and the jinn should assemble to
produce the like of this Qur'an, they could not produce the like thereof
though they were helpers one of another.
Say: If men and jinn should combine together to bring
the like of this Quran, they could not bring the like of it,
though some of them were aiders of others.
And We have explained to man, in this Qur'an, every kind of
similitude: yet the greater part of men refuse (to receive it) except with
And verily We have displayed for mankind in this Qur'an all
kind of similitudes, but most of mankind refuse aught save disbelief.
And certainly We have explained for men in this Quran
every kind of similitude, but most men do not consent to
aught but denying.
They say: "We shall not believe in thee, until thou cause a
spring to gush forth for us from the earth,
And they say: We will not put faith in thee till thou cause a
spring to gush forth from the earth for us;
And they say: We will by no means believe in you until
you cause a fountain to gush forth from the earth for us.
"Or (until) thou have a garden of date trees and vines, and
cause rivers to gush forth in their midst, carrying abundant water;
Or thou have a garden of date-palms and grapes, and cause
rivers to gush forth therein abundantly;
Or you should have a garden of palms and grapes in the
midst of which you should cause rivers to flow forth,
"Or thou cause the sky to fall in pieces, as thou sayest (will
happen), against us; or thou bring Allah and the angels before (us) face to
Or thou cause the heaven to fall upon us piecemeal, as thou
hast pretended, or bring Allah and the angels as a warrant;
Or you should cause the heaven to come down upon us in
pieces as you think, or bring Allah and the angels face to
face (with us).
"Or thou have a house adorned with gold, or thou mount a
ladder right into the skies. No, we shall not even believe in thy mounting
until thou send down to us a book that we could read." Say: "Glory to my
Lord! Am I aught but a man,- a messenger?"
Or thou have a house of gold; or thou ascend up into heaven,
and even then we will put no faith in thine ascension till thou bring down
for us a book that we can read. Say (O Muhammad): My Lord be Glorified! Am
I aught save a mortal messenger?
Or you should have a house of gold, or you should ascend
into heaven, and we will not believe in your ascending until
you bring down to us a book which we may read. Say: Glory be
to my Lord; am I aught but a mortal messenger?
What kept men back from belief when Guidance came to them, was
nothing but this: they said, "Has Allah sent a man (like us) to be (His)
And naught prevented mankind from believing when the guidance
came unto them save that they said: Hath Allah sent a mortal as (His)
And nothing prevented people from believing when the
guidance came to them except that they said: What! has Allah
raised up a mortal to be a messenger?
Say, "If there were settled, on earth, angels walking about in
peace and quiet, We should certainly have sent them down from the heavens
an angel for a messenger."
Say: If there were in the earth angels walking secure, We had
sent down for them from heaven an angel as messenger.
Say: Had there been in the earth angels walking about as
settlers, We would certainly have sent down to them from the
heaven an angel as a messenger.
Say: "Enough is Allah for a witness between me and you: for He
is well acquainted with His servants, and He sees (all things).
Say: Allah sufficeth for a witness between me and you. Lo! He
is Knower, Seer of His slaves.
Say: Allah suffices as a witness between me and you;
surely He is Aware of His servants, Seeing.
It is he whom Allah guides, that is on true Guidance; but he
whom He leaves astray - for such wilt thou find no protector besides Him.
On the Day of Judgment We shall gather, them together, prone on their
faces, blind, dumb, and deaf: their abode will be Hell: every time it shows
abatement, We shall increase from them the fierceness of the Fire.
And he whom Allah guideth, he is led aright; while, as for him
whom He sendeth astray, for them thou wilt find no protecting friends
beside Him, and We shall assemble them on the Day of Resurrection on their
faces, blind, dumb and deaf; their habitation will be hell; whenever it
abateth, We increase the flame for them.
And whomsoever Allah guides, he is the follower of the
right way, and whomsoever He causes to err, you shall not
find for him guardians besides Him; and We will gather them
together on the day of resurrection on their faces, blind
and dumb and deaf; their abode is hell; whenever it becomes
allayed We will add to their burning.
That is their recompense, because they rejected Our signs, and
said, "When we are reduced to bones and broken dust, should we really be
raised up (to be) a new Creation?"
That is their reward because they disbelieved Our revelations
and said: When we are bones and fragments shall we, forsooth, be raised up
as a new creation?
This is their retribution because they disbelieved in
Our communications and said What! when we shall have become
bones and decayed particles, shall we then indeed be raised
up into a new creation?
See they not that Allah, Who created the heavens and the earth,
has power to create the like of them (anew)? Only He has decreed a term
appointed, of which there is no doubt. But the unjust refuse (to receive
it) except with ingratitude.
Have they not seen that Allah Who created the heavens and the
earth is Able to create the like of them, and hath appointed for them an
end whereof there is no doubt? But the wrong-doers refuse aught save
Do they not consider that Allah, Who created the heavens
and the earth, is able to create their like, and He has
appointed for them a doom about which there is no doubt? But
the unjust do not consent to aught but denying.
Say: "If ye had control of the Treasures of the Mercy of my
Lord, behold, ye would keep them back, for fear of spending them: for man
is (every) niggardly!"
Say (unto them): If ye possessed the treasures of the mercy of
my Lord, ye would surely hold them back for fear of spending, for man was
Say: If you control the treasures of the mercy of my
Lord, then you would withhold (them) from fear of spending,
and man is niggardly.
To Moses We did give Nine Clear Signs: As the Children of
Israel: when he came to them, Pharaoh said to him: "O Moses! I consider
thee, indeed, to have been worked upon by sorcery!
And verily We gave unto Moses nine tokens, clear proofs (of
Allah's Sovereignty). Do but ask the Children of Israel how he came unto
them, then Pharaoh said unto him: Lo! I deem thee one bewitched, O Moses.
And certainly We gave Musa nine clear signs; so ask the
children of Israel. When he came to them, Firon said to him:
Most surely I deem you, O Musa, to be a man deprived of
Moses said, "Thou knowest well that these things have been
sent down by none but the Lord of the heavens and the earth as eye-opening
evidence: and I consider thee indeed, O Pharaoh, to be one doomed to
He said: In truth thou knowest that none sent down these
(portents) save the Lord of the heavens and the earth as proofs, and lo!
(for my part) I deem thee lost, O Pharaoh.
He said: Truly you know that none but the Lord of the
heavens and the earth has sent down these as clear proof and
most surely I believe you, O Firon, to be given over to
So he resolved to remove them from the face of the earth: but
We did drown him and all who were with him.
And he wished to scare them from the land, but We drowned him
and those with him, all together.
So he desired to destroy them out of the earth, but We
drowned him and those with him all together;
And We said thereafter to the Children of Israel, "Dwell
securely in the land (of promise)": but when the second of the warnings
came to pass, We gathered you together in a mingled crowd.
And We said unto the Children of Israel after him: Dwell in
the land; but when the promise of the Hereafter cometh to pass We shall
bring you as a crowd gathered out of various nations.
And We said to the Israelites after him: Dwell in the
land: and when the promise of the next life shall come to
pass, we will bring you both together in judgment.
We sent down the (Qur'an) in Truth, and in Truth has it
descended: and We sent thee but to give Glad Tidings and to warn
With truth have We sent it down, and with truth hath it
descended. And We have sent thee as naught else save a bearer of good
tidings and a warner.
And with truth have We revealed it, and with truth did
it come; and We have not sent you but as the giver of good
news and as a warner.
(It is) a Qur'an which We have divided (into parts from time
to time), in order that thou mightest recite it to men at intervals: We
have revealed it by stages.
And (it is) a Qur'an that We have divided, that thou mayst
recite it unto mankind at intervals, and We have revealed it by
And it is a Quran which We have revealed in portions so
that you may read it to the people by slow degrees, and We
have revealed it, revealing in portions.
Say: "Whether ye believe in it or not, it is true that those
who were given knowledge beforehand, when it is recited to them, fall down
on their faces in humble prostration,
Say: Believe therein or believe not, lo! those who were given
knowledge before it, when it is read unto them, fall down prostrate on
their faces, adoring,
Say: Believe in it or believe not; surely those who are
given the knowledge before it fall down on their faces,
making obeisance when it is recited to them.
"And they say: 'Glory to our Lord! Truly has the promise of
our Lord been fulfilled!'"
Saying: Glory to our Lord! Verily the promise of our Lord must
And they say: Glory be to our Lord! most surely the
promise of our Lord was to be fulfilled.
They fall down on their faces in tears, and it increases their
They fall down on their faces, weeping, and it increaseth
humility in them.
And they fall down on their faces weeping, and it adds
to their humility.
Say: "Call upon Allah, or call upon Rahman: by whatever name ye
call upon Him, (it is well): for to Him belong the Most Beautiful Names.
Neither speak thy Prayer aloud, nor speak it in a low tone, but seek a
middle course between."
Say (unto mankind): Cry unto Allah, or cry unto the
Beneficent, unto whichsoever ye cry (it is the same). His are the most
beautiful names. And thou (Muhammad), be not loud-voiced in thy worship nor
yet silent therein, but follow a way between.
Say: Call upon Allah or call upon, the Beneficent Allah;
whichever you call upon, He has the best names; and do not
utter your prayer with a very raised voice nor be silent
with regard to it, and seek a way between these.
Say: "Praise be to Allah, who begets no son, and has no partner
in (His) dominion: Nor (needs) He any to protect Him from humiliation: yea,
magnify Him for His greatness and glory!"
And say: Praise be to Allah, Who hath not taken unto Himself a
son, and Who hath no partner in the Sovereignty, nor hath He any protecting
friend through dependence. And magnify Him with all magnificence.
And say: (All) praise is due to Allah, Who has not
taken a son and Who has not a partner in the kingdom, and
Who has not a helper to save Him from disgrace; and proclaim
His greatness magnifying (Him).