[34.1] Praise be to Allah,
unto Whom belongeth whatsoever is in the heavens and whatsoever
is in the earth. His is the praise in the Hereafter, and He is
the Wise, the Aware.
[34.2] He knoweth that which goeth into the earth and that which
cometh forth from it, and that descendeth from the heaven and
that which ascendeth into it. He is the Merciful, the Forgiving.
[34.3] Those who disbelieve say: The Hour will never come unto
us. Say: Nay, by my Lord, but it is coming unto you surely. (He
is) the Knower of the Unseen. Not an atom's weight, or less than
that or greater, escapeth Him in the heavens or in the earth,
but it is in a clear Record,
[34.4] That He may reward those who believe and do good works.
For them is pardon and a rich provision.
[34.5] But those who strive against Our revelations, challenging
(Us), theirs will be a painful doom of wrath.
[34.6] Those who have been given knowledge see that what is
revealed unto thee from thy Lord is the truth and leadeth unto
the path of the Mighty, the Owner of Praise.
[34.7] Those who disbelieve say: Shall we show you a man who
will tell you (that) when ye have become dispersed in dust with
most complete dispersal still, even then, ye will be created
[34.8] Hath he invented a lie concerning Allah, or is there in
him a madness ? Nay, but those who disbelieve in the Hereafter
are in torment and far error.
[34.9] Have they not observed what is before them and what is
behind them of the sky and the earth ? If We will, We can make
the earth swallow them, or cause obliteration from the sky to
fall on them. Lo! herein surely is a portent for every slave who
turneth (to Allah) repentant.
[34.10] And assuredly We gave David grace from Us, (saying): O
ye hills and birds, echo his psalms of praise! And We made the
iron supple unto him,
[34.11] Saying: Make thou long coats of mail and measure the
links (thereof). And do ye right. Lo! I am Seer of what ye do.
[34.12] And unto Solomon (We gave) the wind, whereof the morning
course was a month's journey and the evening course a month's
journey, and We caused the fount of copper to gush forth for
him, and (We gave him) certain of the jinn who worked before him
by permission of his Lord. And such of them as deviated from Our
command, them We caused to taste the punishment of flaming Fire.
[34.13] They made for him what he willed: synagogues and
statues, basins like wells and boilers built into the ground.
Give thanks, O House of David! Few of My bondmen are thankful.
[34.14] And when We decreed death for him, nothing showed his
death to them save a creeping creature of the earth which gnawed
away his staff. And when he fell the jinn saw clearly how, if
they had known the Unseen, they would not have continued in
[34.15] There was indeed a sign for Sheba in their
dwelling-place: Two gardens on the right hand and the left (as
who should say): Eat of the provision of your Lord and render
thanks to Him. A fair land and an indulgent Lord!
[34.16] But they were froward, so We sent on them the flood of 'Iram,
and in exchange for their two gardens gave them two gardens
bearing bitter fruit, the tamarisk and here and there a lote-tree.
[34.17] This We awarded them because of their ingratitude.
Punish We ever any save the ingrates ?
[34.18] And We set, between them and the towns which We had
blessed, towns easy to be seen, and We made the stage between
them easy, (saying): Travel in them safely both by night and
[34.19] But they said: Our Lord! Make the stage between our
journeys longer. And they wronged themselves, therefore We made
them bywords (in the land) and scattered them abroad, a total
scattering. Lo! herein verily are portents for each steadfast,
[34.20] And Satan indeed found his calculation true concerning
them, for they follow him, all save a group of true believers.
[34.21] And he had no warrant whatsoever against them, save that
We would know him who believeth in the Hereafter from him who is
in doubt thereof; and thy Lord (O Muhammad) taketh note of all
[34.22] Say (O Muhammad): Call upon those whom ye set up beside
Allah! They possess not an atom's weight either in the heavens
or in the earth, nor have they any share in either, nor hath He
an auxiliary among them.
[34.23] No intercession availeth with Him save for him whom He
permitteth. Yet, when fear is banished from their hearts, they
say: What was it that your Lord said ? They say: The Truth. And
He is the Sublime, the Great.
[34.24] Say: Who giveth you provision from the sky and the earth
? Say: Allah, Lo! we or you assuredly are rightly guided or in
[34.25] Say: Ye will not be asked of what we committed, nor
shall we be asked of what ye do.
[34.26] Say: Our Lord will bring us all together, then He will
judge between us with truth. He is the All-knowing Judge.
[34.27] Say: Show me those whom ye have joined unto Him as
partners. Nay (ye dare not)! For He is Allah, the Mighty, the
[34.28] And We have not sent thee (O Muhammad) save as a bringer
of good tidings and a warner unto all mankind; but most of
mankind know not.
[34.29] And they say: When is this promise (to be fulfilled) if
ye are truthful ?
[34.30] Say (O Muhammad): Yours is the promise of a Day which ye
cannot postpone nor hasten by an hour.
[34.31] And those who disbelieve say: We believe not in this
Qur'an nor in that which was before it; but oh, if thou couldst
see, when the wrong-doers are brought up before their Lord, how
they cast the blame one to another; how those who were despised
(in the earth) say unto those who were proud: But for you, we
should have been believers.
[34.32] Those who were proud say unto those who were despised:
Did we drive you away from the guidance after it had come unto
you ? Nay, but ye were guilty.
[34.33] Those who were despised say unto those who were proud:
Nay but (it was your) scheming night and day, when ye commanded
us to disbelieve in Allah and set up rivals unto Him. And they
are filled with remorse when they behold the doom; and We place
carcans on the necks of those who disbelieved. Are they requited
aught save what they used to do ?
[34.34] And We sent not unto any township a warner, but its
pampered ones declared: Lo! we are disbelievers in that
wherewith ye have been sent.
[34.35] And they say: We are more (than you) in wealth and
children. We are not the punished!
[34.36] Say (O Muhammad): Lo! my Lord enlargeth the provision
for whom He will and narroweth it (for whom He will). But most
of mankind know not.
[34.37] And it is not your wealth nor your children that will
bring you near unto Us, but he who believeth and doeth good (he
draweth near). As for such, theirs will be twofold reward for
what they did and they will dwell secure in lofty halls.
[34.38] And as for those who strive against Our revelations,
challenging, they will be brought to the doom.
[34.39] Say: Lo! my Lord enlargeth the provision for whom He
will of His bondmen, and narroweth (it) for him. And whatsoever
ye spend (for good) He replaceth it. And He is the Best of
[34.40] And on the day when He will gather them all together, He
will say unto the angels: Did these worship you ?
[34.41] They will say: Be Thou Glorified. Thou (alone) art our
Guardian, not them! Nay, but they worshipped the jinn; most of
them were believers in them.
[34.42] That day ye will possess no use nor hurt one for
another. And We shall say unto those who did wrong: Taste the
doom of the Fire which ye used to deny.
[34.43] And if Our revelations are recited unto them in plain
terms, they say: This is naught else than a man who would turn
you away from what your fathers used to worship; and they say:
This is naught else than an invented lie. Those who disbelieve
say of the truth when it reacheth them: This is naught else than
[34.44] And We have given them no scriptures which they study,
nor sent We unto them, before thee, any warner.
[34.45] Those before them denied, and these have not attained a
tithe of that which We bestowed on them (of old); yet they
denied My messengers. How intense then was My abhorrence (of
[34.46] Say (unto them, O Muhammad): I exhort you unto one thing
only: that ye awake, for Allah's sake, by twos and singly, and
then reflect: There is no madness in your comrade. He is naught
else than a warner unto you in face of a terrific doom.
[34.47] Say: Whatever reward I might have asked of you is yours.
My reward is the affair of Allah only. He is Witness over all
[34.48] Say: Lo! my Lord hurleth the truth. (He is) the Knower
of Things Hidden.
[34.49] Say: The Truth hath come, and falsehood showeth not its
face and will not return.
[34.50] Say: If I err, I err only to my own loss, and if I am
rightly guided it is because of that which my Lord hath revealed
unto me. Lo! He is Hearer, Nigh.
[34.51] Couldst thou but see when they are terrified with no
escape, and are seized from near at hand,
[34.52] And say: We (now) believe therein. But how can they
reach (faith) from afar off,
[34.53] When they disbelieved in it of yore. They aim at the
unseen from afar off.
[34.54] And a gulf is set between them and that which they
desire, as was done for people of their kind of old. Lo! they
were in hopeless doubt.