[10.1] Alif. Lam. Ra. These
are verses of the Wise Scripture.
[10.2] Is it a wonder for mankind that We have inspired a man
among them, saying: Warn mankind and bring unto those who
believe the good tidings that they have a sure footing with
their Lord ? The disbelievers say: Lo! this is a mere wizard.
[10.3] Lo! your Lord is Allah Who created the heavens and the
earth in six Days, then He established Himself upon the Throne,
directing all things. There is no intercessor (with Him) save
after His permission. That is Allah, your Lord, so worship Him.
Oh, will ye not remind ?
[10.4] Unto Him is the return of all of you; it is a promise of
Allah in truth. Lo! He produceth creation, then reproduceth it,
that He may reward those who believe and do good works with
equity; while, as for those who disbelieve, theirs will be a
boiling drink and painful doom because they disbelieved.
[10.5] He it is Who appointed the sun a splendour and the moon a
light, and measured for her stages, that ye might know the
number of the years, and the reckoning. Allah created not (all)
that save in truth. He detaileth the revelations for people who
[10.6] Lo! in the difference of day and night and all that Allah
hath created in the heavens and the earth are portents, verily,
for folk who ward off (evil).
[10.7] Lo! those who expect not the meeting with Us but desire
the life of the world and feel secure therein, and those who are
neglectful of Our revelations,
[10.8] Their home will be the Fire because of what they used to
[10.9] Lo! those who believe and do good works, their Lord
guideth them by their faith. Rivers will flow beneath them in
the Gardens of Delight,
[10.10] Their prayer therein will be: Glory be to Thee, O Allah!
and their greeting therein will be: Peace. And the conclusion of
their prayer will be: Praise be to Allah, Lord of the Worlds!
[10.11] If Allah were to hasten on for men the ill (that they
have earned) as they would hasten on the good, their respite
would already have expired. But We suffer those who look not for
the meeting with Us to wander blindly on in their contumacy.
[10.12] And if misfortune touch a man he crieth unto Us, (while
reclining) on his side, or sitting or standing, but when We have
relieved him of the misfortune he goeth his way as though he had
not cried unto Us because of a misfortune that afflicted him.
Thus is what they do made (seeming) fair unto the prodigal.
[10.13] We destroyed the generations before you when they did
wrong; and their messengers (from Allah) came unto them with
clear proofs (of His Sovereignty) but they would not believe.
Thus do We reward the guilty folk.
[10.14] Then We appointed you viceroys in the earth after them,
that We might see how ye behave.
[10.15] And when Our clear revelations are recited unto them,
they who look not for the meeting with Us say: Bring a Lecture
other than this, or change it. Say (O Muhammad): It is not for
me to change it of my accord. I only follow that which is
inspired in me. Lo! if I disobey my Lord I fear the retribution
of an awful Day.
[10.16] Say: If Allah had so willed I should not have recited it
to you nor would He have made it known to you. I dwelt among you
a whole lifetime before it (came to me). Have ye then no sense ?
[10.17] Who doeth greater wrong than he who inventeth a lie
concerning Allah and denieth His revelations ? Lo! the guilty
never are successful.
[10.18] They worship beside Allah that which neither hurteth
them nor profiteth them, and they say: These are our
intercessors with Allah. Say: Would ye inform Allah of
(something) that He knoweth not in the heavens or in the earth ?
Praised be He and High Exalted above all that ye associate (with
[10.19] Mankind were but one community; then they differed; and
had it not been for a word that had already gone forth from thy
Lord it had been judged between them in respect of that wherein
[10.20] And they will say: If only a portent were sent down upon
him from his Lord! Then say, (O Muhammad): The Unseen belongeth
to Allah. So wait! Lo! I am waiting with you.
[10.21] And when We cause mankind to taste of mercy after some
adversity which had afflicted them, behold! they have some plot
against Our revelations. Say: Allah is more swift in plotting.
Lo! Our messengers write down that which ye plot.
[10.22] He it is Who maketh you to go on the land and the sea
till, when ye are in the ships and they sail with them with a
fair breeze and they are glad therein, a storm-wind reacheth
them and the wave cometh unto them from every side and they deem
that they are overwhelmed therein; (then) they cry unto Allah,
making their faith pure for Him only: If Thou deliver us from
this, we truly will be of the thankful.
[10.23] Yet when He hath delivered them, behold! they rebel in
the earth wrongfully. O mankind! Your rebellion is only against
yourselves. (Ye have) enjoyment of the life of the world; then
unto Us is your return and We shall proclaim unto you what ye
used to do.
[10.24] The similitude of the life of the world is only as water
which We send down from the sky, then the earth's growth of that
which men and cattle eat mingleth with it till, when the earth
hath taken on her ornaments and is embellished, and her people
deem that they are masters of her, Our commandment cometh by
night or by day and We make it as reaped corn as if it had not
flourished yesterday. Thus do we expound the revelations for
people who reflect.
[10.25] And Allah summoneth to the abode of peace, and leadeth
whom He will to a straight path.
[10.26] For those who do good is the best (reward) and more
(thereto). Neither dust nor ignominy cometh near their faces.
Such are rightful owners of the Garden; they will abide therein.
[10.27] And those who earn ill-deeds, (for them) requital of
each ill-deed by the like thereof; and ignominy overtaketh them
- They have no protector from Allah - as if their faces had been
covered with a cloak of darkest night. Such are rightful owners
of the Fire; they will abide therein.
[10.28] On the day when We gather them all together, then We say
unto those who ascribed partners (unto Us): Stand back, ye and
your (pretended) partners (of Allah)! And We separate them, the
one from the other, and their (pretended) partners say: It was
not us ye worshipped.
[10.29] Allah sufficeth as a witness between us and you, that we
were unaware of your worship.
[10.30] There doth every soul experience that which it did
aforetime, and they are returned unto Allah, their rightful
Lord, and that which they used to invent hath failed them.
[10.31] Say (unto them, O Muhammad): Who provideth for you from
the sky and the earth, or Who owneth hearing and sight; and Who
bringeth forth the living from the dead and bringeth forth the
dead from the living; and Who directeth the course ? They will
say: Allah. Then say: Will ye not then keep your duty (unto Him)
[10.32] Such then is Allah, your rightful Lord. After the Truth
what is there saving error ? How then are ye turned away!
[10.33] Thus is the Word of thy Lord justified concerning those
who do wrong: that they believe not.
[10.34] Say: Is there of your partners (whom ye ascribe unto
Allah) one that produceth Creation and then reproduceth it ?
Say: Allah produceth Creation, then reproduceth it. How then,
are ye misled!
[10.35] Say: Is there of your partners (whom ye ascribe unto
Allah) one that leadeth to the Truth ? Say: Allah leadeth to the
Truth. Is He Who leadeth to the Truth more deserving that He
should be followed, or he who findeth not the way unless he
(himself) be guided. What aileth you ? How judge ye ?
[10.36] Most of them follow not but conjecture. Assuredly
conjecture can by no means take the place of truth. Lo! Allah is
Aware of what they do.
[10.37] And this Qur'an is not such as could ever be invented in
despite of Allah; but it is a confirmation of that which was
before it and an exposition of that which is decreed for mankind
- Therein is no doubt - from the Lord of the Worlds.
[10.38] Or say they: He hath invented it ? Say: Then bring a
surah like unto it, and call (for help) on all ye can besides
Allah, if ye are truthful.
[10.39] Nay, but they denied that, the knowledge whereof they
could not compass, and whereof the interpretation (in events)
hath not yet come unto them. Even so did those before them deny.
Then see what was the consequence for the wrong-doers!
[10.40] And of them is he who believeth therein, and of them is
he who believeth not therein, and thy Lord is Best Aware of the
[10.41] And if they deny thee, say: Unto me my work, and unto
you your work. Ye are innocent of what I do, and I am innocent
of what ye do.
[10.42] And of them are some who listen unto thee. But canst
thou make the deaf to hear even though they apprehend not ?
[10.43] And of them is he who looketh toward thee. But canst
thou guide the blind even though they see not ?
[10.44] Lo! Allah wrongeth not mankind in aught; but mankind
[10.45] And on the day when He shall gather them together, (when
it will seem) as though they had tarried but an hour of the day,
recognising one another, those will verily have perished who
denied the meeting with Allah and were not guided.
[10.46] Whether We let thee (O Muhammad) behold something of
that which We promise them or (whether We) cause thee to die,
still unto Us is their return, and Allah, moreover, is Witness
over what they do.
[10.47] And for every nation there is a messenger. And when
their messenger cometh (on the Day of Judgment) it will be
judged between them fairly, and they will not be wronged.
[10.48] And they say: When will this promise be fulfilled, if ye
are truthful ?
[10.49] Say: I have no power to hurt or benefit myself, save
that which Allah willeth. For every nation there is an appointed
time. When their time cometh, then they cannot put it off an
hour, nor hasten (it).
[10.50] Say: Have ye thought: When His doom cometh unto you as a
raid by night, or in the (busy) day; what is there of it that
the guilty ones desire to hasten ?
[10.51] Is it (only) then, when it hath befallen you, that ye
will believe ? What! (Believe) now, when (until now) ye have
been hastening it on (through disbelief) ?
[10.52] Then will it be said unto those who dealt unjustly Taste
the torment of eternity. Are ye requited aught save what ye used
to earn ?
[10.53] And they ask thee to inform them (saying): Is it true ?
Say: Yea, by my Lord, verily it is true, and ye cannot escape.
[10.54] And if each soul that doeth wrong had all that is in the
earth it would seek to ransom itself therewith; and they will
feel remorse within them, when they see the doom. But it hath
been judged between them fairly and they are not wronged.
[10.55] Lo! verily all that is in the heavens and the earth is
Allah's. Lo! verily Allah's promise is true. But most of them
[10.56] He quickeneth and giveth death, and unto Him ye will be
[10.57] O mankind! There hath come unto you an exhortation from
your Lord, a balm for that which is in the breasts, a guidance
and a mercy for believers.
[10.58] Say: In the bounty of Allah and in His mercy: therein
let them rejoice. It is better than what they hoard.
[10.59] Say: Have ye considered what provision Allah hath sent
down for you, how ye have made of it lawful and unlawful ? Hath
Allah permitted you, or do ye invent a lie concerning Allah ?
[10.60] And what think those who invent a lie concerning Allah
(will be their plight) upon the Day of Resurrection ? Lo! Allah
truly is Bountiful toward mankind, but most of them give not
[10.61] And thou (Muhammad) art not occupied with any business
and thou recitest not a Lecture from this (Scripture), and ye
(mankind) perform no act, but We are Witness of you when ye are
engaged therein. And not an atom's weight in the earth or in the
sky escapeth your Lord, nor what is less than that or greater
than that, but it is (written) in a clear Book.
[10.62] Lo! verily the friends of Allah are (those) on whom fear
(cometh) not, nor do they grieve ?
[10.63] Those who believe and keep their duty (to Allah).
[10.64] Theirs are good tidings in the life of the world and in
the Hereafter - There is no changing the Words of Allah - that
is the Supreme Triumph.
[10.65] And let not their speech grieve thee (O Muhammad). Lo!
power belongeth wholly to Allah. He is the Hearer, the Knower.
[10.66] Lo! is it not unto Allah that belongeth whosoever is in
the heavens and whosoever is in the earth ? Those who follow
aught instead of Allah follow not (His) partners. They follow
only a conjecture, and they do but guess.
[10.67] He it is Who hath appointed for you the night that ye
should rest therein and the day giving sight. Lo! herein verily
are portents for a folk that heed.
[10.68] They say: Allah hath taken (unto Him) a son - Glorified
be He! He hath no needs! His is all that is in the heavens and
all that is in the earth. Ye have no warrant for this. Tell ye
concerning Allah that which ye know not ?
[10.69] Say: Verily those who invent a lie concerning Allah will
[10.70] This world's portion (will be theirs), then unto Us is
their return. Then We make them taste a dreadful doom because
they used to disbelieve.
[10.71] Recite unto them the story of Noah, when he told his
people: O my people! If my sojourn (here) and my reminding you
by Allah's revelations are an offence unto you, in Allah have I
put my trust, so decide upon your course of action you and your
partners. Let not your course of action be in doubt for you.
Then have at me, give me no respite.
[10.72] But if ye are averse I have asked of you no wage. My
wage is the concern of Allah only, and I am commanded to be of
those who surrender (unto Him).
[10.73] But they denied him, so We saved him and those with him
in the ship, and made them viceroys (in the earth), while We
drowned those who denied Our revelations. See then the nature of
the consequence for those who had been warned.
[10.74] Then, after him, We sent messengers unto their folk, and
they brought them clear proofs. But they were not ready to
believe in that which they before denied. Thus print We on the
hearts of the transgressors.
[10.75] Then, after them, We sent Moses and Aaron unto Pharaoh
and his chiefs with Our revelations, but they were arrogant and
were a guilty folk.
[10.76] And when the Truth from Our presence came unto them,
they said: Lo! this is mere magic.
[10.77] Moses said: Speak ye (so) of the Truth when it hath come
unto you ? Is this magic ? Now magicians thrive not.
[10.78] They said: Hast thou come unto us to pervert us from
that (faith) in which we found our fathers, and that you two may
own the place of greatness in the land ? We will not believe you
[10.79] And Pharaoh said: Bring every cunning wizard unto me.
[10.80] And when the wizards came, Moses said unto them: Cast
[10.81] And when they had cast, Moses said: That which ye have
brought is magic. Lo! Allah will make it vain. Lo! Allah
upholdeth not the work of mischief-makers.
[10.82] And Allah will vindicate the Truth by His words, however
much the guilty be averse.
[10.83] But none trusted Moses, save some scions of his people,
(and they were) in fear of Pharaoh and their chiefs, that he
would persecute them. Lo! Pharaoh was verily a tyrant in the
land, and lo! he verily was of the wanton.
[10.84] And Moses said: O my people! If ye have believed in
Allah then put trust in Him, if ye have indeed surrendered (unto
[10.85] They said: In Allah we put trust. Our Lord! Oh, make us
not a lure for the wrongdoing folk;
[10.86] And, of Thy mercy, save us from the folk that
[10.87] And We inspired Moses and his brother, (saying): Appoint
houses for your people in Egypt and make your houses oratories,
and establish worship. And give good news to the believers.
[10.88] And Moses said: Our Lord! Lo! Thou hast given Pharaoh
and his chiefs splendour and riches in the life of the world,
Our Lord! that they may lead men astray from Thy way. Our Lord!
Destroy their riches and harden their hearts so that they
believe not till they see the painful doom.
[10.89] He said: Your prayer is heard. Do ye twain keep to the
straight path, and follow not the road of those who have no
[10.90] And We brought the Children of Israel across the sea,
and Pharaoh with his hosts pursued them in rebellion and
transgression, till, when the (fate of) drowning overtook him,
he exclaimed: I believe that there is no God save Him in Whom
the Children of Israel believe, and I am of those who surrender
[10.91] What! Now! When hitherto thou hast rebelled and been of
the wrong-doers ?
[10.92] But this day We save thee in thy body that thou mayst be
a portent for those after thee. Lo! most of mankind are heedless
of Our portents.
[10.93] And We verily did allot unto the Children of Israel a
fixed abode, and did provide them with good things; and they
differed not until the knowledge came unto them. Lo! thy Lord
will judge between them on the Day of Resurrection concerning
that wherein they used to differ.
[10.94] And if thou (Muhammad) art in doubt concerning that
which We reveal unto thee, then question those who read the
Scripture (that was) before thee. Verily the Truth from thy Lord
hath come unto thee. So be not thou of the waverers.
[10.95] And be not thou of those who deny the revelations of
Allah, for then wert thou of the losers.
[10.96] Lo! those for whom the word of thy Lord (concerning
sinners) hath effect will not believe,
[10.97] Though every token come unto them, till they see the
[10.98] If only there had been a community (of all those that
were destroyed of old) that believed and profited by its belief
as did the folk of Jonah! When they believed We drew off from
them the torment of disgrace in the life of the world and gave
them comfort for a while.
[10.99] And if thy Lord willed, all who are in the earth would
have believed together. Wouldst thou (Muhammad) compel men until
they are believers ?
[10.100] It is not for any soul to believe save by the
permission of Allah. He hath set uncleanness upon those who have
[10.101] Say: Behold what is in the heavens and the earth! But
revelations and warnings avail not folk who will not believe.
[10.102] What expect they save the like of the days of those who
passed away before them ? Say: Expect then! I am with you among
[10.103] Then shall We save Our messengers and the believers, in
like manner (as of old). It is incumbent upon Us to save
[10.104] Say (O Muhammad): O mankind! If ye are in doubt of my
religion, then (know that) I worship not those whom ye worship
instead of Allah, but I worship Allah Who causeth you to die,
and I have been commanded to be of the believers.
[10.105] And, (O Muhammad) set thy purpose resolutely for
religion, as a man by nature upright, and be not of those who
ascribe partners (to Allah).
[10.106] And cry not, beside Allah, unto that which cannot
profit thee nor hurt thee, for if thou didst so then wert thou
of the wrong-doers.
[10.107] If Allah afflicteth thee with some hurt, there is none
who can remove it save Him; and if He desireth good for thee,
there is none who can repel His bounty. He striketh with it whom
He will of his bondmen. He is the Forgiving, the Merciful.
[10.108] Say: O mankind! Now hath the Truth from your Lord come
unto you. So whosoever is guided, is guided only for (the good
of) his soul, and whosoever erreth erreth only against it. And I
am not a warder over you.
[10.109] And (O Muhammad) follow that which is inspired in thee,
and forbear until Allah give judgment. And He is the Best of