[46.1] Ha. Mim.
[46.2] The revelation of the Scripture is from Allah the Mighty,
[46.3] We created not the heavens and the earth and all that is
between them save with truth, and for a term appointed. But
those who disbelieve turn away from that whereof they are
[46.4] Say (unto them, O Muhammad): Have ye thought on all that
ye invoke beside Allah ? Show me what they have created of the
earth. Or have they any portion in the heavens ? Bring me a
scripture before this (Scripture), or some vestige of knowledge
(in support of what ye say), if ye are truthful.
[46.5] And who is further astray than those who, instead of
Allah, pray unto such as hear not their prayer until the Day of
Resurrection, and are unconscious of their prayer,
[46.6] And when mankind are gathered (to the Judgment) will
become enemies for them, and will become deniers of having been
[46.7] And when Our clear revelations are recited unto them,
those who disbelieve say of the Truth when it reacheth them:
This is mere magic.
[46.8] Or say they: He hath invented it ? Say (O Muhammad): If I
have invented it, still ye have no power to support me against
Allah. He is Best Aware of what ye say among yourselves
concerning it. He sufficeth for a witness between me and you.
And He is the Forgiving, the Merciful.
[46.9] Say: I am no new thing among the messengers (of Allah),
nor know I what will be done with me or with you. I do but
follow that which is inspired in me, and I am but a plain warner.
[46.10] Bethink you: If it is from Allah and ye disbelieve
therein, and a witness of the Children of Israel hath already
testified to the like thereof and hath believed, and ye are too
proud (what plight is yours) ? Lo! Allah guideth not wrong-doing
[46.11] And those who disbelieve say of those who believe: If it
had been (any) good, they would not have been before us in
attaining it. And since they will not be guided by it, they say:
This is an ancient lie;
[46.12] When before it there was the Scripture of Moses, an
example and a mercy; and this is a confirming Scripture in the
Arabic language, that it may warn those who do wrong and bring
good tidings for the righteous.
[46.13] Lo! those who say: Our Lord is Allah, and thereafter
walk aright, there shall no fear come upon them neither shall
[46.14] Such are rightful owners of the Garden, immortal
therein, as a reward for what they used to do.
[46.15] And We have commended unto man kindness toward parents.
His mother beareth him with reluctance, and bringeth him forth
with reluctance, and the bearing of him and the weaning of him
is thirty months, till, when he attaineth full strength and
reacheth forty years, he saith: My Lord! Arouse me that I may
give thanks for the favour wherewith Thou hast favoured me and
my parents, and that I may do right acceptable unto Thee. And be
gracious unto me in the matter of my seed. Lo! I have turned
unto Thee repentant, and lo! I am of those who surrender (unto
[46.16] Those are they from whom We accept the best of what they
do, and overlook their evil deeds. (They are) among the owners
of the Garden. This is the true promise which they were promised
(in the world).
[46.17] And whoso saith unto his parents: Fie upon you both! Do
ye threaten me that I shall be brought forth (again) when
generations before me have passed away ? And they twain cry unto
Allah for help (and say): Woe unto thee! Believe! Lo! the
promise of Allah is true. But he saith: This is naught save
fables of the men of old:
[46.18] Such are those on whom the Word concerning nations of
the jinn and mankind which have passed away before them hath
effect. Lo! they are the losers.
[46.19] And for all there will be ranks from what they do, that
He may pay them for their deeds; and they will not be wronged.
[46.20] And on the day when those who disbelieve are exposed to
the Fire (it will be said): Ye squandered your good things in
the life of the world and sought comfort therein. Now this day
ye are rewarded with the doom of ignominy because ye were
disdainful in the land without a right, and because ye used to
[46.21] And make mention (O Muhammad) of the brother of A'ad
when he warned his folk among the wind-curved sandhills - and
verily warners came and went before and after him - saying:
Serve none but Allah. Lo! I fear for you the doom of a
[46.22] They said: Hast come to turn us away from our gods ?
Then bring upon us that wherewith thou threatenest us, if thou
art of the truthful.
[46.23] He said: The knowledge is with Allah only. I convey unto
you that wherewith I have been sent, but I see you are a folk
that know not.
[46.24] Then, when they beheld it as a dense cloud coming toward
their valleys, they said: Here is a cloud bringing us rain. Nay,
but it is that which ye did seek to hasten, a wind wherein is
[46.25] Destroying all things by commandment of its Lord. And
morning found them so that naught could be seen save their
dwellings. Thus do We reward the guilty folk.
[46.26] And verily We had empowered them with that wherewith We
have not empowered you, and had assigned them ears and eyes and
hearts; but their ears and eyes and hearts availed them naught
since they denied the revelations of Allah; and what they used
to mock befell them.
[46.27] And verily We have destroyed townships round about you,
and displayed (for them) Our revelation, that haply they might
[46.28] Then why did those whom they had chosen for gods as a
way of approach (unto Allah) not help them ? Nay, but they did
fail them utterly. And (all) that was their lie, and what they
used to invent.
[46.29] And when We inclined toward thee (Muhammad) certain of
the jinn, who wished to hear the Qur'an and, when they were in
its presence, said: Give ear! and, when it was finished, turned
back to their people, warning.
[46.30] They said: O our people! Lo! we have heard a scripture
which hath been revealed after Moses, confirming that which was
before it, guiding unto the truth and a right road.
[46.31] O our people! respond to Allah's summoner and believe in
Him. He will forgive you some of your sins and guard you from a
[46.32] And whoso respondeth not to Allah's summoner he can
nowise escape in the earth, and he hath no protecting friends
instead of Him. Such are in error manifest.
[46.33] Have they not seen that Allah, Who created the heavens
and the earth and was not wearied by their creation, is Able to
give life to the dead ? Aye, He verily is Able to do all things.
[46.34] And on the day when those who disbelieve are exposed to
the Fire (they will be asked): Is not this real ? They will say:
Yea, by our Lord. He will say: Then taste the doom for that ye
[46.35] Then have patience (O Muhammad) even as the stout of
heart among the messengers (of old) had patience, and seek not
to hasten on (the doom) for them. On the day when they see that
which they are promised (it will seem to them) as though they
had tarried but an hour of daylight. A clear message. Shall any
be destroyed save evil-living folk ?