[67.1] Blessed is He in
Whose hand is the Sovereignty, and, He is Able to do all things.
[67.2] Who hath created life and death that He may try you which
of you is best in conduct; and He is the Mighty, the Forgiving,
[67.3] Who hath created seven heavens in harmony. Thou
(Muhammad) canst see no fault in the Beneficent One's creation;
then look again: Canst thou see any rifts ?
[67.4] Then look again and yet again, thy sight will return unto
thee weakened and made dim.
[67.5] And verily We have beautified the world's heaven with
lamps, and We have made them missiles for the devils, and for
them We have prepared the doom of flame.
[67.6] And for those who disbelieve in their Lord there is the
doom of hell, a hapless journey's end!
[67.7] When they are flung therein they hear its roaring as it
[67.8] As it would burst with rage. Whenever a (fresh) host is
flung therein the wardens thereof ask them: Came there unto you
no warner ?
[67.9] They say: Yea, verily, a warner came unto us; but we
denied and said: Allah hath naught revealed; ye are in naught
but a great error.
[67.10] And they say: Had we been wont to listen or have sense,
we had not been among the dwellers in the flames.
[67.11] So they acknowledge their sins; but far removed (from
mercy) are the dwellers in the flames.
[67.12] Lo! those who fear their Lord in secret, theirs will be
forgiveness and a great reward.
[67.13] And keep your opinion secret or proclaim it, lo! He is
Knower of all that is in the breasts (of men).
[67.14] Should He not know what He created ? And He is the
Subtile, the Aware.
[67.15] He it is Who hath made the earth subservient unto you,
so Walk in the paths thereof and eat of His providence. And unto
Him will be the resurrection (of the dead).
[67.16] Have ye taken security from Him Who is in the heaven
that He will not cause the earth to swallow you when lo! it is
[67.17] Or have ye taken security from Him Who is in the heaven
that He will not let loose on you a hurricane ? But ye shall
know the manner of My warning.
[67.18] And verily those before them denied, then (see) the
manner of My wrath (with them)!
[67.19] Have they not seen the birds above them spreading out
their wings and closing them ? Naught upholdeth them save the
Beneficent. Lo! He is Seer of all things.
[67.20] Or who is he that will be an army unto you to help you
instead of the Beneficent ? The disbelievers are in naught but
[67.21] Or who is he that will provide for you if He should
withhold His providence ? Nay, but they are set in pride and
[67.22] Is he who goeth groping on his face more rightly guided,
or he who walketh upright on a straight road ?
[67.23] Say (unto them, O Muhammad): He it is who gave you
being, and hath assigned unto you ears and eyes and hearts.
Small thanks give ye!
[67.24] Say: He it is Who multiplieth you in the earth, and unto
Whom ye will be gathered.
[67.25] And they say: When (will) this promise (be fulfilled),
if ye are truthful ?
[67.26] Say: The knowledge is with Allah only, and I am but a
[67.27] But when they see it nigh, the faces of those who
disbelieve will be awry, and it will be said (unto them): This
is that for which ye used to call.
[67.28] Say (O Muhammad): Have ye thought: Whether Allah causeth
me (Muhammad) and those with me to perish or hath mercy on us,
still, who will protect the disbelievers from a painful doom ?
[67.29] Say: He is the Beneficent. In Him we believe and in Him
we put our trust. And ye will soon know who it is that is in
[67.30] Say: Have ye thought: If (all) your water were to
disappear into the earth, who then could bring you gushing water