[7.1] Alif. Lam. Mim. Sad.
[7.2] (It is) a Scripture that is revealed unto thee (Muhammad)
- so let there be no heaviness in thy heart therefrom - that
thou mayst warn thereby, and (it is) a Reminder unto believers.
[7.3] (Saying): Follow that which is sent down unto you from
your Lord, and follow no protecting friends beside Him. Little
do ye recollect!
[7.4] How many a township have We destroyed! As a raid by night,
or while they slept at noon, Our terror came unto them.
[7.5] No plea had they, when Our terror came unto them, save
that they said: Lo! We were wrong-doers.
[7.6] Then verily We shall question those unto whom (Our
message) hath been sent, and verily We shall question the
[7.7] Then verily We shall narrate unto them (the event) with
knowledge, for We were not absent (when it came to pass).
[7.8] The weighing on that day is the true (weighing). As for
those whose scale is heavy, they are the successful.
[7.9] And as for those whose scale is light: those are they who
lose their souls because they used to wrong Our revelations.
[7.10] And We have given you (mankind) power in the earth, and
appointed for you therein livelihoods. Little give ye thanks!
[7.11] And We created you, then fashioned you, then told the
angels: Fall ye prostrate before Adam! And they fell prostrate,
all save Iblis, who was not of those who make prostration.
[7.12] He said: What hindered thee that thou didst not fall
prostrate when I bade thee ? (Iblis) said: I am better than him.
Thou createdst me of fire while him Thou didst create of mud.
[7.13] He said: Then go down hence! It is not for thee to show
pride here, so go forth! Lo! thou art of those degraded.
[7.14] He said: Reprieve me till the day when they are raised
(from the dead).
[7.15] He said: Lo! thou art of those reprieved.
[7.16] He said: Now, because Thou hast sent me astray, verily I
shall lurk in ambush for them on Thy Right Path.
[7.17] Then I shall come upon them from before them and from
behind them and from their right hands and from their left
hands, and Thou wilt not find most of them beholden (unto Thee).
[7.18] He said: Go forth from hence, degraded, banished. As for
such of them as follow thee, surely I will fill hell with all of
[7.19] And (unto man): O Adam! Dwell thou and thy wife in the
Garden and eat from whence ye will, but come not nigh this tree
lest ye become wrong-doers.
[7.20] Then Satan whispered to them that he might manifest unto
them that which was hidden from them of their shame, and he
said: Your Lord forbade you from this tree only lest ye should
become angels or become of the immortals.
[7.21] And he swore unto them (saying): Lo! I am a sincere
adviser unto you.
[7.22] Thus did he lead them on with guile. And when they tasted
of the tree their shame was manifest to them and they began to
hide (by heaping) on themselves some of the leaves of the
Garden. And their Lord called them, (saying): Did I not forbid
you from that tree and tell you: Lo! Satan is an open enemy to
[7.23] They said: Our Lord! We have wronged ourselves. If thou
forgive us not and have not mercy on us, surely we are of the
[7.24] He said: Go down (from hence), one of you a foe unto the
other. There will be for you on earth a habitation and provision
for a while.
[7.25] He said: There shall ye live, and there shall ye die, and
thence shall ye be brought forth.
[7.26] O Children of Adam! We have revealed unto you raiment to
conceal your shame, and splendid vesture, but the raiment of
restraint from evil, that is best. This is of the revelations of
Allah, that they may remember.
[7.27] O Children of Adam! Let not Satan seduce you as he caused
your (first) parents to go forth from the Garden and tore off
from them their robe (of innocence) that he might manifest their
shame to them. Lo! he seeth you, he and his tribe, from whence
ye see him not. Lo! We have made the devils protecting friends
for those who believe not.
[7.28] And when they do some lewdness they say: We found our
fathers doing it and Allah hath enjoined it on us. Say: Allah,
verily, enjoineth not lewdness. Tell ye concerning Allah that
which ye know not ?
[7.29] Say: My Lord enjoineth justice. And set your faces
upright (toward Him) at every place of worship and call upon
Him, making religion pure for Him (only). As He brought you into
being, so return ye (unto Him).
[7.30] A party hath He led aright, while error hath just hold
over (another) party, for lo! they choose the devils for
protecting supporters instead of Allah and deem that they are
[7.31] O Children of Adam! Look to your adornment at every place
of worship, and eat and drink, but be not prodigal. Lo! He
loveth not the prodigals.
[7.32] Say: Who hath forbidden the adornment of Allah which He
hath brought forth for His bondmen, and the good things of His
providing ? Say: Such, on the Day of Resurrection, will be only
for those who believed during the life of the world. Thus do we
detail Our revelations for people who have knowledge.
[7.33] Say: My Lord forbiddeth only indecencies, such of them as
are apparent and such as are within, and sin and wrongful
oppression, and that ye associate with Allah that for which no
warrant hath been revealed, and that ye tell concerning Allah
that which ye know not.
[7.34] And every nation hath its term, and when its term cometh,
they cannot put it off an hour nor yet advance (it).
[7.35] O Children of Adam! When messengers of your own come unto
you who narrate unto you My revelations, then whosoever
refraineth from evil and amendeth - there shall no fear come
upon them neither shall they grieve.
[7.36] But they who deny Our revelations and scorn them - each
are rightful owners of the Fire; they will abide therein.
[7.37] Who doeth greater wrong than he who inventeth a lie
concerning Allah or denieth Our tokens. (For such) their
appointed portion of the Book (of destiny) reacheth them till,
when Our messengers come to gather them, they say: Where (now)
is that to which ye cried beside Allah ? They say: They have
departed from us. And they testify against themselves that they
[7.38] He saith: Enter into the Fire among nations of the jinn
and humankind who passed away before you. Every time a nation
entereth, it curseth its sister (nation) till, when they have
all been made to follow one another thither, the last of them
saith unto the first of them: Our Lord! These led us astray, so
give them double torment of the Fire. He saith: For each one
there is double (torment), but ye know not.
[7.39] And the first of them saith unto the last of them: Ye
were no whit better than us, so taste the doom for what ye used
[7.40] Lo! they who deny Our revelations and scorn them, for
them the gates of heaven will nor be opened not will they enter
the Garden until the camel goeth through the needle's eye. Thus
do We requite the guilty.
[7.41] Theirs will be a bed of hell, and over them coverings (of
hell). Thus do We requite wrong-doers.
[7.42] But (as for) those who believe and do good works - We tax
not any soul beyond its scope - Such are rightful owners of the
Garden. They abide therein.
[7.43] And We remove whatever rancour may be in their hearts.
Rivers flow beneath them. And they say: The praise to Allah, Who
hath guided us to this. We could not truly have been led aright
if Allah had not guided us. Verily the messengers of our Lord
did bring the Truth. And it is cried unto them: This is the
Garden. Ye inherit it for what ye used to do.
[7.44] And the dwellers of the Garden cry unto the dwellers of
the Fire: We have found that which our Lord promised us (to be)
the Truth. Have ye (too) found that which your Lord promised the
Truth ? They say: Yea, verily. And a crier in between them
crieth: The curse of Allah is on evil-doers,
[7.45] Who debar (men) from the path of Allah and would have it
crooked, and who are disbelievers in the Last Day.
[7.46] Between them is a veil. And on the Heights are men who
know them all by their marks. And they call unto the dwellers of
the Garden: Peace be unto you! They enter it not although they
hope (to enter).
[7.47] And when their eyes are turned toward the dwellers of the
Fire, they say: Our Lord! Place us not with the wrong-doing
[7.48] And the dwellers on the Heights call unto men whom they
know by their marks, (saying): What did your multitude and that
in which ye took your pride avail you ?
[7.49] Are these they of whom ye swore that Allah would not show
them mercy ? (Unto them it hath been said): Enter the Garden. No
fear shall come upon you nor is it ye who will grieve.
[7.50] And the dwellers of the Fire cry out unto the dwellers of
the Garden: Pour on us some water or some wherewith Allah hath
provided you. They say: Lo! Allah hath forbidden both to
disbelievers (in His guidance),
[7.51] Who took their religion for a sport and pastime, and whom
the life of the world beguiled. So this day We have forgotten
them even as they forgot the meeting of this their Day and as
they used to deny Our tokens.
[7.52] Verily We have brought them a Scripture which We
expounded with knowledge, a guidance and a mercy for a people
[7.53] Await they aught save the fulfilment thereof ? On the day
when the fulfilment thereof cometh, those who were before
forgetful thereof will say: The messengers of our Lord did bring
the Truth! Have we any intercessors, that they may intercede for
us ? Or can we be returned (to life on earth), that we may act
otherwise than we used to act ? They have lost their souls, and
that which they devised hath failed them.
[7.54] Lo! your Lord is Allah Who created the heavens and the
earth in six Days, then mounted He the Throne. He covereth the
night with the day, which is in haste to follow it, and hath
made the sun and the moon and the stars subservient by His
command. His verily is all creation and commandment. Blessed be
Allah, the Lord of the Worlds!
[7.55] (O mankind!) Call upon your Lord humbly and in secret.
Lo! He loveth not aggressors.
[7.56] Work not confusion in the earth after the fair ordering
(thereof). and call on Him in fear and hope. Lo! the mercy of
Allah is nigh unto the good.
[7.57] And He it is Who sendeth the winds as tidings heralding
His mercy, till, when they bear a cloud heavy (with rain), We
lead it to a dead land, and then cause water to descend thereon
and thereby bring forth fruits of every kind. Thus bring We
forth the dead. Haply ye may remember.
[7.58] As for the good land, its vegetation cometh forth by
permission of its Lord; while as for that which is bad, only the
useless cometh forth (from it). Thus do We recount the tokens
for people who give thanks.
[7.59] We sent Noah (of old) unto his people, and he said: O my
people! Serve Allah. Ye have no other God save Him. Lo! I fear
for you the retribution of an Awful Day.
[7.60] The chieftains of his people said: Lo! we see thee surely
in plain error.
[7.61] He said: O my people! There is no error in me, but I am a
messenger from the Lord of the Worlds.
[7.62] I convey unto you the messages of my Lord and give good
counsel unto you, and know from Allah that which ye know not.
[7.63] Marvel ye that there should come unto you a Reminder from
your Lord by means of a man among you, that he may warn you, and
that ye may keep from evil, and that haply ye may find mercy.
[7.64] But they denied him, so We saved him and those with him
in the ship, and We drowned those who denied Our tokens. Lo!
they were blind folk.
[7.65] And unto (the tribe of) A'ad (We sent) their brother, Hud.
He said: O my people! Serve Allah. Ye have no other God save
Him. Will ye not ward off (evil) ?
[7.66] The chieftains of his people, who were disbelieving,
said: Lo! we surely see thee in foolishness, and lo! we deem
thee of the liars.
[7.67] He said: O my people! There is no foolishness in me, but
I am a messenger from the Lord of the Worlds.
[7.68] I convey unto you the messages of my Lord and am for you
a true adviser.
[7.69] Marvel ye that there should come unto you a Reminder from
your Lord by means of a man among you, that he may warn you ?
Remember how He made you viceroys after Noah's folk, and gave
you growth of stature. Remember (all) the bounties of your Lord,
that haply ye may be successful.
[7.70] They said: Hast come unto us that we should serve Allah
alone, and forsake what our fathers worshipped ? Then bring upon
us that wherewith thou threatenest us if thou art of the
[7.71] He said: Terror and wrath from your Lord have already
fallen on you. Would ye wrangle with me over names which ye have
named, ye and your fathers, for which no warrant from Allah hath
been revealed ? Then await (the consequence), lo! I (also) am of
those awaiting (it).
[7.72] And We saved him and those with him by a mercy from Us,
and We cut the root of those who denied Our revelations and were
[7.73] And to (the tribe of) Thamud (We sent) their brother
Salih. He said: O my people! Serve Allah. Ye have no other God
save Him. A wonder from your Lord hath come unto you. Lo! this
is the camel of Allah, a token unto you; so let her feed in
Allah's earth, and touch her not with hurt lest painful torment
[7.74] And remember how He made you viceroys after A'ad and gave
you station in the earth. Ye choose castles in the plains and
hew the mountains into dwellings. So remember (all) the bounties
of Allah and do not evil, making mischief in the earth.
[7.75] The chieftains of his people, who were scornful, said
unto those whom they despised, unto such of them as believed:
Know ye that Salih is one sent from his Lord ? They said: Lo! In
that wherewith he hath been sent we are believers.
[7.76] Those who were scornful said: Lo! in that which ye
believe we are disbelievers.
[7.77] So they hamstrung the she-camel, and they flouted the
commandment of their Lord, and they said: O Salih! Bring upon us
that thou threatenest if thou art indeed of those sent (from
[7.78] So the earthquake seized them, and morning found them
prostrate in their dwelling-place.
[7.79] And (Salih) turned from them and said: O my people! I
delivered my Lord's message unto you and gave you good advice,
but ye love not good advisers.
[7.80] And Lot! (Remember) when he said unto his folk: Will ye
commit abomination such as no creature ever did before you ?
[7.81] Lo! ye come with lust unto men instead of women. Nay, but
ye are wanton folk.
[7.82] And the answer of his people was only that they said (one
to another): Turn them out of your township. They are folk,
forsooth, who keep pure.
[7.83] And We rescued him and his household, save his wife, who
was of those who stayed behind.
[7.84] And We rained a rain upon them. See now the nature of the
consequence of evil-doers!
[7.85] And unto Midian (We sent) their brother, Shu'eyb. He
said: O my people! Serve Allah. Ye have no other God save Him.
Lo! a clear proof hath come unto you from your Lord; so give
full measure and full weight and wrong not mankind in their
goods, and work not confusion in the earth after the fair
ordering thereof. That will be better for you, if ye are
[7.86] Lurk not on every road to threaten (wayfarers), and to
turn away from Allah's path him who believeth in Him, and to
seek to make it crooked. And remember, when ye were but few, how
He did multiply you. And see the nature of the consequence for
[7.87] And if there is a party of you which believeth in that
wherewith I have been sent, and there is a party which believeth
not, then have patience until Allah judge between us. He is the
Best of all who deal in judgment.
[7.88] The chieftains of his people, who were scornful, said:
Surely we will drive thee out, O Shu'eyb, and those who believe
with thee, from our township, unless ye return to our religion.
He said: Even though we hate it ?
[7.89] We should have invented a lie against Allah if we
returned to your religion after Allah hath rescued us from it.
It is not for us to return to it unless Allah our Lord should
(so) will. Our Lord comprehendeth all things in knowledge. In
Allah do we put our trust. Our Lord! Decide with truth between
us and our folk, for Thou art the best of those who make
[7.90] But the chieftains of his people, who were disbelieving,
said: If ye follow Shu'eyb, then truly ye shall be the losers.
[7.91] So the earthquake seized them and morning found them
prostrate in their dwelling-place.
[7.92] Those who denied Shu'eyb became as though they had not
dwelt there. Those who denied Shu'eyb, they were the losers.
[7.93] So he turned from them and said: O my people! I delivered
my Lord's messages unto you and gave you good advice; then how
can I sorrow for a people that rejected (truth) ?
[7.94] And We sent no prophet unto any township but We did
afflict its folk with tribulation and adversity that haply they
might grow humble.
[7.95] Then changed We the evil plight for good till they grew
affluent and said: Tribulation and distress did touch our
fathers. Then We seized them unawares, when they perceived not.
[7.96] And if the people of the townships had believed and kept
from evil, surely We should have opened for them blessings from
the sky and from the earth. But (unto every messenger) they gave
the lie, and so We seized them on account of what they used to
[7.97] Are the people of the townships then secure from the
coming of Our wrath upon them as a night-raid while they sleep ?
[7.98] Or are the people of the townships then secure from the
coming of Our wrath upon them in the daytime while they play ?
[7.99] Are they then secure from Allah's scheme ? None deemeth
himself secure from Allah's scheme save folk that perish.
[7.100] Is it not an indication to those who inherit the land
after its people (who thus reaped the consequence of evil-doing)
that, if We will, We can smite them for their sins and print
upon their hearts so that they hear not ?
[7.101] Such were the townships. We relate some tidings of them
unto thee (Muhammad). Their messengers verily came unto them
with clear proofs (of Allah's Sovereignty), but they could not
believe because they had before denied. Thus doth Allah print
upon the hearts of disbelievers (that they hear not).
[7.102] We found no (loyalty to any) covenant in most of them.
Nay, most of them We found wrong-doers.
[7.103] Then, after them, We sent Moses with our tokens unto
Pharaoh and his chiefs, but they repelled them. Now, see the
nature of the consequence for the corrupters!
[7.104] Moses said: O Pharaoh! Lo! I am a messenger from the
Lord of the Worlds,
[7.105] Approved upon condition that I speak concerning Allah
nothing but the truth. I come unto you (lords of Egypt) with a
clear proof from your Lord. So let the Children of Israel go
[7.106] (Pharaoh) said: If thou comest with a token, then
produce it, if thou art of those who speak the truth.
[7.107] Then he flung down his staff and lo! it was a serpent
[7.108] And he drew forth his hand (from his bosom), and lo! it
was white for the beholders.
[7.109] The chiefs of Pharaoh's people said: Lo! this is some
[7.110] Who would expel you from your land. Now what do ye
[7.111] They said (unto Pharaoh): Put him off (a while) - him
and his brother - and send into the cities summoners,
[7.112] To bring each knowing wizard unto thee.
[7.113] And the wizards came to Pharaoh, saying: Surely there
will be a reward for us if we are victors.
[7.114] He answered: Yes, and surely ye shall be of those
brought near (to me).
[7.115] They said: O Moses! Either throw (first) or let us be
the first throwers ?
[7.116] He said: Throw! And when they threw they cast a spell
upon the people's eyes, and overawed them, and produced a mighty
[7.117] And We inspired Moses (saying): Throw thy staff! And lo!
it swallowed up their lying show.
[7.118] Thus was the Truth vindicated and that which they were
doing was made vain.
[7.119] Thus were they there defeated and brought low.
[7.120] And the wizards fell down prostrate,
[7.121] Crying: We believe in the Lord of the Worlds,
[7.122] The Lord of Moses and Aaron.
[7.123] Pharaoh said: Ye believe in Him before I give you leave!
Lo! this is the plot that ye have plotted in the city that ye
may drive its people hence. But ye shall come to know!
[7.124] Surely I shall have your hands and feet cut off upon
alternate sides. Then I shall crucify you every one.
[7.125] They said: Lo! We are about to return unto our Lord!
[7.126] Thou takest vengeance on us only forasmuch as we
believed the tokens of our Lord when they came unto us. Our
Lord! Vouchsafe unto us steadfastness and make us die as men who
have surrendered (unto Thee).
[7.127] The chiefs of Pharaoh's people said: (O King), wilt thou
suffer Moses and his people to make mischief in the land, and
flout thee and thy gods ? He said: We will slay their sons and
spare their women, for lo! we are in power over them.
[7.128] And Moses said unto his people: Seek help in Allah and
endure. Lo! the earth is Allah's. He giveth it for an
inheritance to whom He will. And lo! the sequel is for those who
keep their duty (unto Him).
[7.129] They said: We suffered hurt before thou camest unto us,
and since thou hast come unto us. He said: It may be that your
Lord is going to destroy your adversary and make you viceroys in
the earth, that He may see how ye behave.
[7.130] And we straitened Pharaoh's folk with famine and dearth
of fruits, that peradventure they might heed.
[7.131] But whenever good befell them, they said: This is ours;
and whenever evil smote them they ascribed it to the evil
auspices of Moses and those with him. Surely their evil auspice
was only with Allah. But most of them knew not.
[7.132] And they said: Whatever portent thou bringest wherewith
to bewitch us, we shall not put faith in thee.
[7.133] So We sent against them the flood and the locusts and
the vermin and the frogs and the blood - a succession of clear
signs. But they were arrogant and became a guilty folk.
[7.134] And when the terror fell on them they cried: O Moses!
Pray for us unto thy Lord, because He hath a covenant with thee.
If thou removest the terror from us we verily will trust thee
and will let the Children of Israel go with thee.
[7.135] But when We did remove from them the terror for a term
which they must reach, behold! they broke their covenant.
[7.136] Therefore We took retribution from them; therefore We
drowned them in the sea: because they denied Our revelations and
were heedless of them.
[7.137] And We caused the folk who were despised to inherit the
eastern parts of the land and the western parts thereof which We
had blessed. And the fair word of thy Lord was fulfilled for the
Children of Israel because of their endurance; and We
annihilated (all) that Pharaoh and his folk had done and that
they had contrived.
[7.138] And We brought the Children of Israel across the sea,
and they came unto a people who were given up to idols which
they had. They said: O Moses! Make for us a god even as they
have gods. He said: Lo! ye are a folk who know not.
[7.139] Lo! as for these, their way will be destroyed and all
that they are doing is in vain.
[7.140] He said: Shall I seek for you a god other than Allah
when He hath favoured you above (all) creatures ?
[7.141] And (remember) when We did deliver you from Pharaoh's
folk who were afflicting you with dreadful torment, slaughtering
your sons and sparing your women. That was a tremendous trial
from your Lord.
[7.142] And when We did appoint for Moses thirty nights (of
solitude), and added to them ten, and he completed the whole
time appointed by his Lord of forty nights; and Moses said unto
his brother, Aaron: Take my place among the people. Do right,
and follow not the way of mischief-makers.
[7.143] And when Moses came to Our appointed tryst and his Lord
had spoken unto him, he said: My Lord! Show me (Thy Self), that
I may gaze upon Thee. He said: Thou wilt not see Me, but gaze
upon the mountain! If it stand still in its place, then thou
wilt see Me. And when his Lord revealed (His) glory to the
mountain He sent it crashing down. And Moses fell down
senseless. And when he woke he said: Glory unto Thee! I turn
unto Thee repentant, and I am the first of (true) believers.
[7.144] He said: O Moses! I have preferred thee above mankind by
My messages and by My speaking (unto thee). So hold that which I
have given thee, and be among the thankful.
[7.145] And We wrote for him, upon the tablets, the lesson to be
drawn from all things and the Audio Explanation of all things, then
(bade him): Hold it fast; and command thy people (saying): Take
the better (course made clear) therein. I shall show thee the
abode of evil-livers.
[7.146] I shall turn away from My revelations those who magnify
themselves wrongfully in the earth, and if they see each token
believe it not, and if they see the way of righteousness choose
it nor for (their) way, and if they see the way of error choose
if for (their) way. That is because they deny Our revelations
and are used to disregard them.
[7.147] Those who deny Our revelations and the meeting of the
Hereafter, their works are fruitless. Are they requited aught
save what they used to do ?
[7.148] And the folk of Moses, after (he left them), chose a
calf (for worship), (made) out of their ornaments, of saffron
hue, which gave a lowing sound. Saw they not that it spake not
unto them nor guided them to any way ? They chose it, and became
[7.149] And when they feared the consequences thereof and saw
that they had gone astray, they said: Unless our Lord have mercy
on us and forgive us, we verily are of the lost.
[7.150] And when Moses returned unto his people, angry and
grieved, he said: Evil is that (course) which ye took after I
had left you. Would ye hasten on the judgment of your Lord ? And
he cast down the tablets, and he seized his brother by the head,
dragging him toward him. He said: Son of my mother! Lo! the folk
did judge me weak and almost killed me. Oh, make not mine
enemies to triumph over me and place me not among the
[7.151] He said: My Lord! Have mercy on me and on my brother;
bring us into Thy mercy, Thou the Most Merciful of all who show
[7.152] Lo! Those who chose the calf (for worship), terror from
their Lord and humiliation will come upon them in the life of
the world. Thus do We requite those who invent a lie.
[7.153] But those who do ill-deeds and afterward repent and
believe - lo! for them, afterward, Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.
[7.154] Then, when the anger of Moses abated, he took up the
tablets, and in their inscription there was guidance and mercy
for all those who fear their Lord.
[7.155] And Moses chose of his people seventy men for Our
appointed tryst and, when the trembling came on them, he said:
My Lord! If Thou hadst willed Thou hadst destroyed them long
before, and me with them. Wilt thou destroy us for that which
the ignorant among us did ? It is but Thy trial (of us). Thou
sendest whom Thou wilt astray and guidest whom Thou wilt: Thou
art our Protecting Friend, therefore forgive us and have mercy
on us, Thou, the Best of all who show forgiveness.
[7.156] And ordain for us in this world that which is good, and
in the Hereafter (that which is good), Lo! We have turned unto
Thee. He said: I smite with My punishment whom I will, and My
mercy embraceth all things, therefore I shall ordain it for
those who ward off (evil) and pay the poor-due, and those who
believe Our revelations;
[7.157] Those who follow the messenger, the Prophet who can
neither read nor write, whom they will find described in the
Torah and the Gospel (which are) with them. He will enjoin on
them that which is right and forbid them that which is wrong. He
will make lawful for them all good things and prohibit for them
only the foul; and he will relieve them of their burden and the
fetters that they used to wear. Then those who believe in him,
and honour him, and help him, and follow the light which is sent
down with him: they are the successful.
[7.158] Say (O Muhammad): O mankind! Lo! I am the messenger of
Allah to you all - (the messenger of) Him unto Whom belongeth
the Sovereignty of the heavens and the earth. There is no God
save Him. He quickeneth and He giveth death. So believe in Allah
and His messenger, the Prophet who can neither read nor write,
who believeth in Allah and in His Words, and follow him that
haply ye may be led aright.
[7.159] And of Moses' folk there is a community who lead with
truth and establish justice therewith.
[7.160] We divided them into twelve tribes, nations; and We
inspired Moses, when his people asked him for water, saying:
Smite with thy staff the rock! And there gushed forth therefrom
twelve springs, so that each tribe knew their drinking-place.
And we caused the white cloud to overshadow them and sent down
for them the manna and the quails (saying): Eat of the good
things wherewith we have provided you. They wronged Us not, but
they were wont to wrong themselves.
[7.161] And when it was said unto them: Dwell in this township
and eat therefrom whence ye will, and say "Repentance," and
enter the gate prostrate; We shall forgive you your sins; We
shall increase (reward) for the right-doers.
[7.162] But those of them who did wrong changed the word which
had been told them for another saying, and We sent down upon
them wrath from heaven for their wrongdoing.
[7.163] Ask them (O Muhammad) of the township that was by the
sea, how they did break the Sabbath, how their big fish came
unto them visibly upon their Sabbath day and on a day when they
did not keep Sabbath came they not unto them. Thus did We try
them for that they were evil-livers.
[7.164] And when a community among them said: Why preach ye to a
folk whom Allah is about to destroy or punish with an awful
doom, they said: In order to be free from guilt before your
Lord, and that haply they may ward off (evil).
[7.165] And when they forgot that whereof they had been
reminded, We rescued those who forbade wrong, and visited those
who did wrong with dreadful punishment because they were
[7.166] So when they took pride in that which they had been
forbidden, We said unto them: Be ye apes despised and loathed!
[7.167] And (remember) when thy Lord proclaimed that He would
raise against them till the Day of Resurrection those who would
lay on them a cruel torment. Lo! verily thy Lord is swift in
prosecution and lo! verily He is Forgiving, Merciful.
[7.168] And We have sundered them in the earth as (separate)
nations. Some of them are righteous, and some far from that. And
We have tried them with good things and evil things that haply
they might return.
[7.169] And a generation hath succeeded them who inherited the
scriptures. They grasp the goods of this low life (as the price
of evil-doing) and say: It will be forgiven us. And if there
came to them (again) the offer of the like, they would accept it
(and would sin again). Hath not the covenant of the Scripture
been taken on their behalf that they should not speak aught
concerning Allah save the truth ? And they have studied that
which is therein. And the abode of the Hereafter is better, for
those who ward off (evil). Have ye then no sense ?
[7.170] And as for those who make (men) keep the Scripture, and
establish worship - lo! We squander not the wages of reformers.
[7.171] And when We shook the Mount above them as it were a
covering, and they supposed that it was going to fall upon them
(and We said): Hold fast that which We have given you, and
remember that which is therein, that ye may ward off (evil).
[7.172] And (remember) when thy Lord brought forth from the
Children of Adam, from their reins, their seed, and made them
testify of themselves, (saying): Am I not your Lord ? They said:
Yea, verily. We testify. (That was) lest ye should say at the
Day of Resurrection: Lo! of this we were unaware;
[7.173] Or lest ye should say: (It is) only (that) our fathers
ascribed partners to Allah of old and we were (their) seed after
them. Wilt Thou destroy us on account of that which those who
follow falsehood did ?
[7.174] Thus we detail the revelations, that haply they may
[7.175] Recite unto them the tale of him to whom We gave Our
revelations, but he sloughed them off, so Satan overtook him and
he became of those who lead astray.
[7.176] And had We willed We could have raised him by their
means, but he clung to the earth and followed his own lust.
Therefor his likeness is as the likeness of a dog: if thou
attackest him he panteth with his tongue out, and if thou
leavest him he panteth with his tongue out. Such is the likeness
of the people who deny Our revelations. Narrate unto them the
history (of the men of old), that haply they may take thought.
[7.177] Evil as an example are the folk who denied Our
revelations, and were wont to wrong themselves.
[7.178] He whom Allah leadeth, he indeed is led aright, while he
whom Allah sendeth astray - they indeed are losers.
[7.179] Already have We urged unto hell many of the jinn and
humankind, having hearts wherewith they understand not, and
having eyes wherewith they see not, and having ears wherewith
they hear not. These are as the cattle - nay, but they are
worse! These are the neglectful.
[7.180] Allah's are the fairest names. Invoke Him by them. And
leave the company of those who blaspheme His names. They will be
requited what they do.
[7.181] And of those whom We created there is a nation who guide
with the Truth and establish justice therewith.
[7.182] And those who deny Our revelations - step by step We
lead them on from whence they know not.
[7.183] I give them rein (for) lo! My scheme is strong.
[7.184] Have they not bethought them (that) there is no madness
in their comrade ? He is but a plain warner.
[7.185] Have they not considered the dominion of the heavens and
the earth, and what things Allah hath created, and that it may
be that their own term draweth nigh ? In what fact after this
will they believe ?
[7.186] Those whom Allah sendeth astray, there is no guide for
them. He leaveth them to wander blindly on in their contumacy.
[7.187] They ask thee of the (destined) Hour, when will it come
to port. Say: Knowledge thereof is with my Lord only. He alone
will manifest it at its proper time. It is heavy in the heavens
and the earth. It cometh not to you save unawares. They question
thee as if thou couldst be well informed thereof. Say: Knowledge
thereof is with Allah only, but most of mankind know not.
[7.188] Say: For myself I have no power to benefit, nor power to
hurt, save that which Allah willeth. Had I knowledge of the
Unseen, I should have abundance of wealth, and adversity would
not touch me. I am but a warner, and a bearer of good tidings
unto folk who believe.
[7.189] He it is Who did create you from a single soul, and
therefrom did make his mate that he might take rest in her. And
when he covered her she bore a light burden, and she passed
(unnoticed) with it, but when it became heavy they cried unto
Allah, their Lord, saying: If thou givest unto us aright we
shall be of the thankful.
[7.190] But when He gave unto them aright, they ascribed unto
Him partners in respect of that which He had given them. High is
He Exalted above all that they associate (with Him).
[7.191] Attribute they as partners to Allah those who created
naught, but are themselves created,
[7.192] And cannot give them help, nor can they help themselves
[7.193] And if ye call them to the Guidance, they follow you
not. Whether ye call them or are silent is all one for you.
[7.194] Lo! those on whom ye call beside Allah are slaves like
unto you. Call on them now, and let them answer you, if ye are
[7.195] Have they feet wherewith they walk, or have they hands
wherewith they hold, or have they eyes wherewith they see, or
have they ears wherewith they hear ? Say: Call upon your
(so-called) partners (of Allah), and then contrive against me,
spare me not!
[7.196] Lo! my Protecting Friend is Allah Who revealeth the
Scripture. He befriendeth the righteous.
[7.197] They on whom ye call beside Him have no power to help
you, nor can they help you, nor can they help themselves.
[7.198] And if ye (Muslims) call them to the guidance they hear
not; and thou (Muhammad) seest them looking toward thee, but
they see not.
[7.199] Keep to forgiveness (O Muhammad), and enjoin kindness,
and turn away from the ignorant.
[7.200] And if a slander from the devil wound thee, then seek
refuge in Allah. Lo! He is Hearer, Knower.
[7.201] Lo! those who ward off (evil), when a glamour from the
devil troubleth them, they do but remember (Allah's Guidance)
and behold them seers!
[7.202] Their brethren plunge them further into error and cease
[7.203] And when thou bringest not a verse for them they say:
Why hast thou not chosen it ? Say: I follow only that which is
inspired in me from my Lord. This (Qur'an) is insight from your
Lord, and a guidance and a mercy for a people that believe.
[7.204] And when the Qur'an is recited, give ear to it and pay
heed, that ye may obtain mercy.
[7.205] And do thou (O Muhammad) remember thy Lord within
thyself humbly and with awe, below thy breath, at morn and
evening. And be not thou of the neglectful.
[7.206] Lo! those who are with thy Lord are not too proud to do
Him service, but they praise Him and adore Him.