[39.1] The revelation of
the Scripture is from Allah, the Mighty, the Wise.
[39.2] Lo! We have revealed the Scripture unto thee (Muhammad)
with truth; so worship Allah, making religion pure for Him
[39.3] Surely pure religion is for Allah only. And those who
choose protecting friends beside Him (say): We worship them only
that they may bring us near unto Allah. Lo! Allah will judge
between them concerning that wherein they differ. Lo! Allah
guideth not him who is a liar, an ingrate.
[39.4] If Allah had willed to choose a son, He could have chosen
what He would of that which He hath created. Be He Glorified! He
is Allah, the One, the Absolute.
[39.5] He hath created the heavens and the earth with truth. He
maketh night to succeed day, and He maketh day to succeed night,
and He constraineth the sun and the moon to give service, each
running on for an appointed term. Is not He the Mighty, the
[39.6] He created you from one being, then from that (being) He
made its mate; and He hath provided for you of cattle eight
kinds. He created you in the wombs of your mothers, creation
after creation, in a threefold gloom. Such is Allah, your Lord.
His is the Sovereignty. There is no God save Him. How then are
ye turned away ?
[39.7] If ye are thankless, yet Allah is Independent of you,
though He is not pleased with thanklessness for His bondmen; and
if ye are thankful He is pleased therewith for you. No laden
soul will bear another's load. Then unto your Lord is your
return; and He will tell you what ye used to do. Lo! He knoweth
what is in the breasts (of men).
[39.8] And when some hurt toucheth man, he crieth unto his Lord,
turning unto Him (repentant). Then, when He granteth him a boon
from Him he forgetteth that for which he cried unto Him before,
and setteth up rivals to Allah that he may beguile (men) from
his way. Say (O Muhammad, unto such an one): Take pleasure in
thy disbelief a while. Lo! thou art of the owners of the Fire.
[39.9] Is he who payeth adoration in the watches of the night,
prostrate and standing, bewaring of the Hereafter and hoping for
the mercy of his Lord, (to be accounted equal with a
disbeliever) ? Say (unto them, O Muhammad): Are those who know
equal with those who know not ? But only men of understanding
will pay heed.
[39.10] Say: O My bondmen who believe! Observe your duty to your
Lord. For those who do good in this world there is good, and
Allah's earth is spacious. Verily the steadfast will be paid
their wages without stint.
[39.11] Say (O Muhammad): Lo! I am commanded to worship Allah,
making religion pure for Him (only).
[39.12] And I am commanded to be the first of those who are
muslims (surrender unto Him).
[39.13] Say: Lo! if I should disobey my Lord, I fear the doom of
a tremendous Day.
[39.14] Say: Allah I worship, making my religion pure for Him
[39.15] Then worship what ye will beside Him. Say: The losers
will be those who lose themselves and their housefolk on the Day
of Resurrection. Ah, that will be the manifest loss!
[39.16] They have an awning of fire above them and beneath them
a dais (of fire). With this doth Allah appal His bondmen. O My
bondmen, therefor fear Me!
[39.17] And those who put away false gods lest they should
worship them and turn to Allah in repentance, for them there are
glad tidings. Therefor give good tidings (O Muhammad) to My
[39.18] Who hear advice and follow the best thereof. Such are
those whom Allah guideth, and such are men of understanding.
[39.19] Is he on whom the word of doom is fulfilled (to be
helped), and canst thou (O Muhammad) rescue him who is in the
[39.20] But those who keep their duty to their Lord, for them
are lofty halls with lofty halls above them, built (for them),
beneath which rivers flow. (It is) a promise of Allah. Allah
faileth not His promise.
[39.21] Hast thou not seen how Allah hath sent down water from
the sky and hath caused it to penetrate the earth as
watersprings, and afterward thereby produceth crops of divers
hues; and afterward they wither and thou seest them turn yellow;
then He maketh them chaff. Lo! herein verily is a reminder for
men of understanding.
[39.22] Is he whose bosom Allah hath expanded for Al-Islam, so
that he followeth a light from his Lord, (as he who disbelieveth)
? Then woe unto those whose hearts are hardened against
remembrance of Allah. Such are in plain error.
[39.23] Allah hath (now) revealed the fairest of statements, a
Scripture consistent, (wherein promises of reward are) paired
(with threats of punishment), whereat doth creep the flesh of
those who fear their Lord, so that their flesh and their hearts
soften to Allah's reminder. Such is Allah's guidance, wherewith
He guideth whom He will. And him whom Allah sendeth astray, for
him there is no guide.
[39.24] Is he then, who will strike his face against the awful
doom upon the Day of Resurrection (as he who doeth right) ? And
it will be said unto the wrong-doers: Taste what ye used to
[39.25] Those before them denied, and so the doom came on them
whence they knew not.
[39.26] Thus Allah made them taste humiliation in the life of
the world, and verily the doom of the Hereafter will be greater
if they did but know.
[39.27] And verily We have coined for mankind in this Qur'an all
kinds of similitudes, that haply they may reflect;
[39.28] A Lecture in Arabic, containing no crookedness, that
haply they may ward off (evil).
[39.29] Allah coineth a similitude: A man in relation to whom
are several part-owners, quarrelling, and a man belonging wholly
to one man. Are the two equal in similitude ? Praise be to
Allah! But most of them know not.
[39.30] Lo! thou wilt die, and lo! they will die;
[39.31] Then lo! on the Day of Resurrection, before your Lord ye
[39.32] And who doth greater wrong than he who telleth a lie
against Allah, and denieth the truth when it reacheth him ? Will
not the home of disbelievers be in hell ?
[39.33] And whoso bringeth the truth and believeth therein -
Such are the dutiful.
[39.34] They shall have what they will of their Lord's bounty.
That is the reward of the good:
[39.35] That Allah will remit from them the worst of what they
did, and will pay them for reward the best they used to do.
[39.36] Will not Allah defend His slave ? Yet they would
frighten thee with those beside Him. He whom Allah sendeth
astray, for him there is no guide.
[39.37] And he whom Allah guideth, for him there can be no
misleader. Is not Allah Mighty, Able to Requite (the wrong) ?
[39.38] And verily, if thou shouldst ask them: Who created the
heavens and the earth ? they will say: Allah. Say: Bethink you
then of those ye worship beside Allah, if Allah willed some hurt
for me, could they remove from me His hurt; or if He willed some
mercy for me, could they restrain His mercy ? Say: Allah is my
all. In Him do (all) the trusting put their trust.
[39.39] Say: O my people! Act in your manner. Lo! I (too) am
acting. Thus ye will come to know
[39.40] Who it is unto whom cometh a doom that will abase him,
and on whom there falleth everlasting doom.
[39.41] Lo! We have revealed unto thee (Muhammad) the Scripture
for mankind with truth. Then whosoever goeth right it is for his
soul, and whosoever strayeth, strayeth only to its hurt. And
thou art not a warder over them.
[39.42] Allah receiveth (men's) souls at the time of their
death, and that (soul) which dieth not (yet) in its sleep. He
keepeth that (soul) for which He hath ordained death and
dismisseth the rest till an appointed term. Lo! herein verily
are portents for people who take thought.
[39.43] Or choose they intercessors other than Allah ? Say:
What! Even though they have power over nothing and have no
[39.44] Say: Unto Allah belongeth all intercession. His is the
Sovereignty of the heavens and the earth. And afterward unto Him
ye will be brought back.
[39.45] And when Allah alone is mentioned, the hearts of those
who believe not in the Hereafter are repelled, and when those
(whom they worship) beside Him are mentioned, behold! they are
[39.46] Say: O Allah! Creator of the heavens and the earth!
Knower of the Invisible and the Visible! Thou wilt judge between
Thy slaves concerning that wherein they used to differ.
[39.47] And though those who do wrong possess all that is in the
earth, and therewith as much again, they verily will seek to
ransom themselves therewith on the Day of Resurrection from the
awful doom; and there will appear unto them, from their Lord,
that wherewith they never reckoned.
[39.48] And the evils that they earned will appear unto them,
and that whereat they used to scoff will surround them.
[39.49] Now when hurt toucheth a man he crieth unto Us, and
afterward when We have granted him a boon from Us, he saith:
Only by force of knowledge I obtained it. Nay, but it is a test.
But most of them know not.
[39.50] Those before them said it, yet (all) that they had
earned availed them not;
[39.51] But the evils that they earned smote them; and such of
these as do wrong, the evils that they earn will smite them;
they cannot escape.
[39.52] Know they not that Allah enlargeth providence for whom
He will, and straiteneth it (for whom He will). Lo! herein
verily are portents for people who believe.
[39.53] Say: O My slaves who have been prodigal to their own
hurt! Despair not of the mercy of Allah, Who forgiveth all sins.
Lo! He is the Forgiving, the Merciful.
[39.54] Turn unto your Lord repentant, and surrender unto Him,
before there come unto you the doom, when ye cannot be helped.
[39.55] And follow the better (guidance) of that which is
revealed unto you from your Lord, before the doom cometh on you
suddenly when ye know not,
[39.56] Lest any soul should say: Alas, my grief that I was
unmindful of Allah, and I was indeed among the scoffers!
[39.57] Or should say: If Allah had but guided me I should have
been among the dutiful!
[39.58] Or should say, when it seeth the doom: Oh, that I had
but a second chance that I might be among the righteous!
[39.59] (But now the answer will be): Nay, for My revelations
came unto thee, but thou didst deny them and wast scornful and
wast among the disbelievers.
[39.60] And on the Day of Resurrection thou (Muhammad) seest
those who lied concerning Allah with their faces blackened. Is
not the home of the scorners in hell ?
[39.61] And Allah delivereth those who ward off (evil) because
of their deserts. Evil toucheth them not, nor do they grieve.
[39.62] Allah is Creator of all things, and He is Guardian over
[39.63] His are the keys of the heavens and the earth, and they
who disbelieve the revelations of Allah - such are they who are
[39.64] Say (O Muhammad, to the disbelievers): Do ye bid me
serve other than Allah ? O ye fools!
[39.65] And verily it hath been revealed unto thee as unto those
before thee (saying): If thou ascribe a partner to Allah thy
work will fail and thou indeed wilt be among the losers.
[39.66] Nay, but Allah must thou serve, and be among the
[39.67] And they esteem not Allah as He hath the right to be
esteemed, when the whole earth is His handful on the Day of
Resurrection, and the heavens are rolled in His right hand.
Glorified is He and High Exalted from all that they ascribe as
partner (unto Him).
[39.68] And the trumpet is blown, and all who are in the heavens
and all who are in the earth swoon away, save him whom Allah
willeth. Then it is blown a second time, and behold them
[39.69] And the earth shineth with the light of her Lord, and
the Book is set up, and the prophets and the witnesses are
brought, and it is judged between them with truth, and they are
[39.70] And each soul is paid in full for what it did. And He is
Best Aware of what they do.
[39.71] And those who disbelieve are driven unto hell in troops
till, when they reach it and the gates thereof are opened, and
the warders thereof say unto them: Came there not unto you
messengers of your own, reciting unto you the revelations of
your Lord and warning you of the meeting of this your Day ? they
say: Yea, verily. But the word of doom of disbelievers is
[39.72] It is said (unto them): Enter ye the gates of hell to
dwell therein. Thus hapless is the journey's end of the
[39.73] And those who keep their duty to their Lord are driven
unto the Garden in troops till, when they reach it, and the
gates thereof are opened, and the warders thereof say unto them:
Peace be unto you! Ye are good, so enter ye (the Garden of
delight), to dwell therein;
[39.74] They say: Praise be to Allah, Who hath fulfilled His
promise unto us and hath made us inherit the land, sojourning in
the Garden where we will! So bounteous is the wage of workers.
[39.75] And thou (O Muhammad) seest the angels thronging round
the Throne, hymning the praises of their Lord. And they are
judged aright. And it is said: Praise be to Allah, the Lord of