[41.1] Ha. Mim.
[41.2] A revelation from the Beneficent, the Merciful,
[41.3] A Scripture whereof the verses are expounded, a Lecture
in Arabic for people who have knowledge,
[41.4] Good tidings and a warning. But most of them turn away so
that they hear not.
[41.5] And they say: Our hearts are protected from that unto
which thou (O Muhammad) callest us, and in our ears there is a
deafness, and between us and thee there is a veil. Act, then.
Lo! we also shall be acting.
[41.6] Say (unto them O Muhammad): I am only a mortal like you.
It is inspired in me that your God is One God, therefor take the
straight path unto Him and seek forgiveness of Him. And woe unto
[41.7] Who give not the poor-due, and who are disbelievers in
[41.8] Lo! as for those who believe and do good works, for them
is a reward enduring.
[41.9] Say (O Muhammad, unto the idolaters): Disbelieve ye
verily in Him Who created the earth in two Days, and ascribe ye
unto Him rivals ? He (and none else) is the Lord of the Worlds.
[41.10] He placed therein firm hills rising above it, and
blessed it and measured therein its sustenance in four Days,
alike for (all) who ask;
[41.11] Then turned He to the heaven when it was smoke, and said
unto it and unto the earth: Come both of you, willingly or loth.
They said: We come, obedient.
[41.12] Then He ordained them seven heavens in two Days and
inspired in each heaven its mandate; and We decked the nether
heaven with lamps, and rendered it inviolable. That is the
measuring of the Mighty, the Knower.
[41.13] But if they turn away, then say: I warn you of a
thunderbolt like the thunderbolt (which fell of old upon the
tribes) of A'ad and Thamud;
[41.14] When their messengers came unto them from before them
and behind them, saying: Worship none but Allah! they said: If
our Lord had willed, He surely would have sent down angels (unto
us), so lo! we are disbelievers in that wherewith ye have been
[41.15] As for A'ad, they were arrogant in the land without
right, and they said: Who is mightier than us in power ? Could
they not see that Allah Who created them, He was mightier than
them in power ? And they denied Our revelations.
[41.16] Therefor We let loose on them a raging wind in evil
days, that We might make them taste the torment of disgrace in
the life of the world. And verily the doom of the Hereafter will
be more shameful, and they will not be helped.
[41.17] And as for Thamud, We gave them guidance, but they
preferred blindness to the guidance, so the bolt of the doom of
humiliation overtook them because of what they used to earn.
[41.18] And We delivered those who believed and used to keep
their duty to Allah.
[41.19] And (make mention of) the day when the enemies of Allah
are gathered unto the Fire, they are driven on
[41.20] Till, when they reach it, their ears and their eyes and
their skins testify against them as to what they used to do.
[41.21] And they say unto their skins: Why testify ye against us
? They say: Allah hath given us speech Who giveth speech to all
things, and Who created you at the first, and unto Whom ye are
[41.22] Ye did not hide yourselves lest your ears and your eyes
and your skins should testify against you, but ye deemed that
Allah knew not much of what ye did.
[41.23] That, your thought which ye did think about your Lord,
hath ruined you; and ye find yourselves (this day) among the
[41.24] And though they are resigned, yet the Fire is still
their home; and if they ask for favour, yet they are not of
those unto whom favour can be shown.
[41.25] And We assigned them comrades (in the world), who made
their present and their past fairseeming unto them. And the Word
concerning nations of the jinn and humankind who passed away
before them hath effect for them. Lo! they were ever losers.
[41.26] Those who disbelieve say: Heed not this Qur'an, and
drown the hearing of it; haply ye may conquer.
[41.27] But verily We shall cause those who disbelieve to taste
an awful doom, and verily We shall requite them the worst of
what they used to do.
[41.28] That is the reward of Allah's enemies: the Fire. Therein
is their immortal home, payment forasmuch as they denied Our
[41.29] And those who disbelieve will say: Our Lord! Show us
those who beguiled us of the jinn and humankind. We will place
them underneath our feet that they may be among the nethermost.
[41.30] Lo! those who say: Our Lord is Allah, and afterward are
upright, the angels descend upon them, saying: Fear not nor
grieve, but hear good tidings of the paradise which ye are
[41.31] We are your protecting friends in the life of the world
and in the Hereafter. There ye will have (all) that your souls
desire, and there ye will have (all) for which ye pray.
[41.32] A gift of welcome from One Forgiving, Merciful.
[41.33] And who is better in speech than him who prayeth unto
his Lord and doeth right, and saith: Lo! I am of those who are
muslims (surrender unto Him).
[41.34] The good deed and the evil deed are not alike. Repel the
evil deed with one which is better, then lo! he, between whom
and thee there was enmity (will become) as though he was a bosom
[41.35] But none is granted it save those who are steadfast, and
none is granted it save the owner of great happiness.
[41.36] And if a whisper from the devil reach thee (O Muhammad)
then seek refuge in Allah. Lo! He is the Hearer, the Knower.
[41.37] And of His portents are the night and the day and the
sun and the moon. Adore not the sun not the moon; but adore
Allah Who created them, if it is in truth Him Whom ye worship.
[41.38] But if they are too proud - still those who are with thy
Lord glorify Him night and day, and tire not.
[41.39] And of His portents (is this): that thou seest the earth
lowly, but when We send down water thereon it thrilleth and
groweth. Lo! He Who quickeneth it is verily the Quickener of the
Dead. Lo! He is Able to do all things.
[41.40] Lo! those who distort Our revelations are not hid from
Us. Is he who is hurled into the Fire better, or he who cometh
secure on the Day of Resurrection ? Do what ye will. Lo! He is
Seer of what ye do.
[41.41] Lo! those who disbelieve in the Reminder when it cometh
unto them (are guilty), for lo! it is an unassailable Scripture.
[41.42] Falsehood cannot come at it from before it or from
behind it. (It is) a revelation from the Wise, the Owner of
[41.43] Naught is said unto thee (Muhammad) save what was said
unto the messengers before thee. Lo! thy Lord is owner of
forgiveness, and owner (also) of dire punishment.
[41.44] And if We had appointed it a Lecture in a foreign tongue
they would assuredly have said: If only its verses were
expounded (so that we might understand) ? What! A foreign tongue
and an Arab ? - Say unto them (O Muhammad): For those who
believe it is a guidance and a healing; and as for those who
disbelieve, there is a deafness in their ears, and it is
blindness for them. Such are called to from afar.
[41.45] And We verily gave Moses the Scripture, but there hath
been dispute concerning it; and but for a Word that had already
gone forth from thy Lord, it would ere now have been judged
between them; but lo! they are in hopeless doubt concerning it.
[41.46] Whoso doeth right it is for his soul, and whoso doeth
wrong it is against it. And thy Lord is not at all a tyrant to
[41.47] Unto Him is referred (all) knowledge of the Hour. And no
fruits burst forth from their sheaths, and no female carrieth or
bringeth forth but with His knowledge. And on the day when He
calleth unto them: Where are now My partners ? they will say: We
confess unto Thee, not one of us is a witness (for them).
[41.48] And those to whom they used to cry of old have failed
them, and they perceive they have no place of refuge.
[41.49] Man tireth not of praying for good, and if ill toucheth
him, then he is disheartened, desperate.
[41.50] And verily, if We cause him to taste mercy after some
hurt that hath touched him, he will say: This is my own; and I
deem not that the Hour will ever rise, and if I am brought back
to my Lord, I surely shall be better off with Him - But We
verily shall tell those who disbelieve (all) that they did, and
We verily shall make them taste hard punishment.
[41.51] When We show favour unto man, he withdraweth and turneth
aside, but when ill toucheth him then he aboundeth in prayer.
[41.52] Bethink you: If it is from Allah and ye reject it - Who
is further astray than one who is at open feud (with Allah) ?
[41.53] We shall show them Our portents on the horizons and
within themselves until it will be manifest unto them that it is
the Truth. Doth not thy Lord suffice, since He is Witness over
all things ?
[41.54] How! Are they still in doubt about the meeting with
their Lord ? Lo! Is not He surrounding all things ?