[57.1] All that is in the
heavens and the earth glorifieth Allah; and He is the Mighty,
[57.2] His is the Sovereignty of the heavens and the earth; He
quickeneth and He giveth death; and He is Able to do all things.
[57.3] He is the First and the Last, and the Outward and the
Inward; and He is Knower of all things.
[57.4] He it is Who created the heavens and the earth in six
Days; then He mounted the Throne. He knoweth all that entereth
the earth and all that emergeth therefrom and all that cometh
down from the sky and all that ascendeth therein; and He is with
you wheresoever ye may be. And Allah is Seer of what ye do.
[57.5] His is the Sovereignty of the heavens and the earth, and
unto Allah (all) things are brought back.
[57.6] He causeth the night to pass into the day, and He causeth
the day to pass into the night, and He is knower of all that is
in the breasts.
[57.7] Believe in Allah and His messenger, and spend of that
whereof He hath made you trustees; and such of you as believe
and spend (aright), theirs will be a great reward.
[57.8] What aileth you that ye believe not in Allah, when the
messenger calleth you to believe in your Lord, and He hath
already made a covenant with you, if ye are believers ?
[57.9] He it is Who sendeth down clear revelations unto His
slave, that He may bring you forth from darkness unto light; and
lo! for you, Allah is Full of Pity, Merciful.
[57.10] And what aileth you that ye spend not in the way of
Allah when unto Allah belongeth the inheritance of the heavens
and the earth ? Those who spent and fought before the victory
are not upon a level (with the rest of you). Such are greater in
rank than those who spent and fought afterwards. Unto each hath
Allah promised good. And Allah is Informed of what ye do.
[57.11] Who is he that will lend unto Allah a goodly loan, that
He may double it for him and his may be a rich reward ?
[57.12] On the day when thou (Muhammad) wilt see the believers,
men and women, their light shining forth before them and on
their right hands, (and wilt hear it said unto them): Glad news
for you this day: Gardens underneath which rivers flow, wherein
ye are immortal. That is the supreme triumph.
[57.13] On the day when the hypocritical men and the
hypocritical women will say unto those who believe: Look on us
that we may borrow from your light! it will be said: Go back and
seek for light! Then there will separate them a wall wherein is
a gate, the inner side whereof containeth mercy, while the outer
side thereof is toward the doom.
[57.14] They will cry unto them (saying): Were we not with you ?
They will say: Yea, verily; but ye tempted one another, and
hesitated, and doubted, and vain desires beguiled you till the
ordinance of Allah came to pass; and the deceiver deceived you
[57.15] So this day no ransom can be taken from you nor from
those who disbelieved. Your home is the Fire; that is your
patron, and a hapless journey's end.
[57.16] Is not the time ripe for the hearts of those who believe
to submit to Allah's reminder and to the truth which is
revealed, that they become not as those who received the
scripture of old but the term was prolonged for them and so
their hearts were hardened, and many of them are evil-livers.
[57.17] Know that Allah quickeneth the earth after its death. We
have made clear Our revelations for you, that haply ye may
[57.18] Lo! those who give alms, both men and women, and lend
unto Allah a goodly loan, it will be doubled for them, and
theirs will be a rich reward.
[57.19] And those who believe in Allah and His messengers, they
are the loyal, and the martyrs are with their Lord; they have
their reward and their light; while as for those who disbelieve
and deny Our revelations, they are owners of hell-fire.
[57.20] Know that the life of the world is only play, and idle
talk, and pageantry, and boasting among you, and rivalry in
respect of wealth and children; as the likeness of vegetation
after rain, whereof the growth is pleasing to the husbandman,
but afterward it drieth up and thou seest it turning yellow,
then it becometh straw. And in the Hereafter there is grievous
punishment, and (also) forgiveness from Allah and His good
pleasure, whereas the life of the world is but matter of
[57.21] Race one with another for forgiveness from your Lord and
a Garden whereof the breadth is as the breadth of the heavens
and the earth, which is in store for those who believe in Allah
and His messengers. Such is the bounty of Allah, which He
bestoweth upon whom He will, and Allah is of Infinite Bounty.
[57.22] Naught of disaster befalleth in the earth or in
yourselves but it is in a Book before we bring it into being -
Lo! that is easy for Allah -
[57.23] That ye grieve not for the sake of that which hath
escaped you, nor yet exult because of that which hath been
given. Allah loveth not all prideful boasters,
[57.24] Who hoard and who enjoin upon the people avarice. And
whosoever turneth away, still Allah is the Absolute, the Owner
[57.25] We verily sent Our messengers with clear proofs, and
revealed with them the Scripture and the Balance, that mankind
may observe right measure; and He revealed iron, wherein is
mighty power and (many) uses for mankind, and that Allah may
know him who helpeth Him and His messengers, though unseen. Lo!
Allah is Strong, Almighty.
[57.26] And We verily sent Noah and Abraham and placed the
prophethood and the scripture among their seed, and among them
there is he who goeth right, but many of them are evil-livers.
[57.27] Then We caused Our messengers to follow in their
footsteps; and We caused Jesus, son of Mary, to follow, and gave
him the Gospel, and placed compassion and mercy in the hearts of
those who followed him. But monasticism they invented - We
ordained it not for them - only seeking Allah's pleasure, and
they observed it not with right observance. So We give those of
them who believe their reward, but many of them are evil-livers.
[57.28] O ye who believe! Be mindful of your duty to Allah and
put faith in His messenger. He will give you twofold of His
mercy and will appoint for you a light wherein ye shall walk,
and will forgive you. Allah is Forgiving, Merciful;
[57.29] That the People of the Scripture may know that they
control naught of the bounty of Allah, but that the bounty is in
Allah's hand to give to whom He will. And Allah is of Infinite