Al-Mu'minoon | The Believers | المؤمنون 23. Surah Al-Mu'minoon The Believers

Bismillah al rahman al rahim

قَدْ أَفْلَحَ ٱلْمُؤْمِنُونَ Arabic [How] prosperous are the believers! English - Abdel Haleem

ٱلَّذِينَ هُمْ فِى صَلَاتِهِمْ خَٰشِعُونَ Arabic Those who pray humbly, English - Abdel Haleem

وَٱلَّذِينَ هُمْ عَنِ ٱللَّغْوِ مُعْرِضُونَ Arabic Who shun idle talk, English - Abdel Haleem

وَٱلَّذِينَ هُمْ لِلزَّكَوٰةِ فَٰعِلُونَ Arabic Who pay the prescribed alms, English - Abdel Haleem

وَٱلَّذِينَ هُمْ لِفُرُوجِهِمْ حَٰفِظُونَ Arabic Who guard their chastity English - Abdel Haleem

إِلَّا عَلَىٰٓ أَزْوَٰجِهِمْ أَوْ مَا مَلَكَتْ أَيْمَٰنُهُمْ فَإِنَّهُمْ غَيْرُ مَلُومِينَ Arabic Except with their spouses or their slaves ––with these they are not to blame, English - Abdel Haleem

فَمَنِ ٱبْتَغَىٰ وَرَآءَ ذَٰلِكَ فَأُو۟لَٰٓئِكَ هُمُ ٱلْعَادُونَ Arabic But anyone who seeks more than this is exceeding the limits–– English - Abdel Haleem

وَٱلَّذِينَ هُمْ لِأَمَٰنَٰتِهِمْ وَعَهْدِهِمْ رَٰعُونَ Arabic Who are faithful to their trusts and pledges English - Abdel Haleem

وَٱلَّذِينَ هُمْ عَلَىٰ صَلَوَٰتِهِمْ يُحَافِظُونَ Arabic And who keep up their prayers, English - Abdel Haleem

أُو۟لَٰٓئِكَ هُمُ ٱلْوَٰرِثُونَ Arabic Will rightly be given English - Abdel Haleem

ٱلَّذِينَ يَرِثُونَ ٱلْفِرْدَوْسَ هُمْ فِيهَا خَٰلِدُونَ Arabic Paradise as their own, there to remain. English - Abdel Haleem

وَلَقَدْ خَلَقْنَا ٱلْإِنسَٰنَ مِن سُلَٰلَةٍۢ مِّن طِينٍۢ Arabic We created man from an essence of clay, English - Abdel Haleem

ثُمَّ جَعَلْنَٰهُ نُطْفَةًۭ فِى قَرَارٍۢ مَّكِينٍۢ Arabic Then We placed him as a drop of fluid in a safe place, English - Abdel Haleem

ثُمَّ خَلَقْنَا ٱلنُّطْفَةَ عَلَقَةًۭ فَخَلَقْنَا ٱلْعَلَقَةَ مُضْغَةًۭ فَخَلَقْنَا ٱلْمُضْغَةَ عِظَٰمًۭا فَكَسَوْنَا ٱلْعِظَٰمَ لَحْمًۭا ثُمَّ أَنشَأْنَٰهُ خَلْقًا ءَاخَرَ ۚ فَتَبَارَكَ ٱللَّهُ أَحْسَنُ ٱلْخَٰلِقِينَ Arabic Then We made that drop into a clinging form, and We made that form into a lump of flesh, and We made that lump into bones, and We clothed those bones with flesh, and later We made him into other forms ––glory be to God, the best of creators!–– English - Abdel Haleem

ثُمَّ إِنَّكُم بَعْدَ ذَٰلِكَ لَمَيِّتُونَ Arabic Then you will die English - Abdel Haleem

ثُمَّ إِنَّكُمْ يَوْمَ ٱلْقِيَٰمَةِ تُبْعَثُونَ Arabic And then, on the Day of Resurrection, you will be raised up again. English - Abdel Haleem

وَلَقَدْ خَلَقْنَا فَوْقَكُمْ سَبْعَ طَرَآئِقَ وَمَا كُنَّا عَنِ ٱلْخَلْقِ غَٰفِلِينَ Arabic We created seven levels above you: We are never unmindful of Our creation. English - Abdel Haleem

وَأَنزَلْنَا مِنَ ٱلسَّمَآءِ مَآءًۢ بِقَدَرٍۢ فَأَسْكَنَّٰهُ فِى ٱلْأَرْضِ ۖ وَإِنَّا عَلَىٰ ذَهَابٍۭ بِهِۦ لَقَٰدِرُونَ Arabic We sent water down from the sky in due measure and lodged it in the earth––We have the power to take it all away if We so wish–– English - Abdel Haleem

فَأَنشَأْنَا لَكُم بِهِۦ جَنَّٰتٍۢ مِّن نَّخِيلٍۢ وَأَعْنَٰبٍۢ لَّكُمْ فِيهَا فَوَٰكِهُ كَثِيرَةٌۭ وَمِنْهَا تَأْكُلُونَ Arabic With it We produced for you gardens of date palms and vines, with many fruits there for you to eat, English - Abdel Haleem

وَشَجَرَةًۭ تَخْرُجُ مِن طُورِ سَيْنَآءَ تَنۢبُتُ بِٱلدُّهْنِ وَصِبْغٍۢ لِّلْءَاكِلِينَ Arabic And a tree, growing out of Mount Sinai, that produces oil and seasoning for your food. English - Abdel Haleem

وَإِنَّ لَكُمْ فِى ٱلْأَنْعَٰمِ لَعِبْرَةًۭ ۖ نُّسْقِيكُم مِّمَّا فِى بُطُونِهَا وَلَكُمْ فِيهَا مَنَٰفِعُ كَثِيرَةٌۭ وَمِنْهَا تَأْكُلُونَ Arabic There is a lesson for you in livestock: We produce milk for you to drink from their bellies. And they have many other benefits: you eat them English - Abdel Haleem

وَعَلَيْهَا وَعَلَى ٱلْفُلْكِ تُحْمَلُونَ Arabic And you ride on them, as you do in ships. English - Abdel Haleem

وَلَقَدْ أَرْسَلْنَا نُوحًا إِلَىٰ قَوْمِهِۦ فَقَالَ يَٰقَوْمِ ٱعْبُدُوا۟ ٱللَّهَ مَا لَكُم مِّنْ إِلَٰهٍ غَيْرُهُۥٓ ۖ أَفَلَا تَتَّقُونَ Arabic We sent Noah to his people. He said, ‘My people, serve God, for He is your only god. Will you not heed Him?’ English - Abdel Haleem

فَقَالَ ٱلْمَلَؤُا۟ ٱلَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا۟ مِن قَوْمِهِۦ مَا هَٰذَآ إِلَّا بَشَرٌۭ مِّثْلُكُمْ يُرِيدُ أَن يَتَفَضَّلَ عَلَيْكُمْ وَلَوْ شَآءَ ٱللَّهُ لَأَنزَلَ مَلَٰٓئِكَةًۭ مَّا سَمِعْنَا بِهَٰذَا فِىٓ ءَابَآئِنَا ٱلْأَوَّلِينَ Arabic But the leading disbelievers among his people said, ‘He is merely a mortal like you, trying to gain some superiority over you. God would have sent down angels if He had wished; besides, we never heard of anything like this from our forefathers. English - Abdel Haleem

إِنْ هُوَ إِلَّا رَجُلٌۢ بِهِۦ جِنَّةٌۭ فَتَرَبَّصُوا۟ بِهِۦ حَتَّىٰ حِينٍۢ Arabic He is just a madman, so let’s wait and see what happens to him.’ English - Abdel Haleem

قَالَ رَبِّ ٱنصُرْنِى بِمَا كَذَّبُونِ Arabic Noah said, ‘My Lord, help me! They call me a liar,’ English - Abdel Haleem

فَأَوْحَيْنَآ إِلَيْهِ أَنِ ٱصْنَعِ ٱلْفُلْكَ بِأَعْيُنِنَا وَوَحْيِنَا فَإِذَا جَآءَ أَمْرُنَا وَفَارَ ٱلتَّنُّورُ ۙ فَٱسْلُكْ فِيهَا مِن كُلٍّۢ زَوْجَيْنِ ٱثْنَيْنِ وَأَهْلَكَ إِلَّا مَن سَبَقَ عَلَيْهِ ٱلْقَوْلُ مِنْهُمْ ۖ وَلَا تُخَٰطِبْنِى فِى ٱلَّذِينَ ظَلَمُوٓا۟ ۖ إِنَّهُم مُّغْرَقُونَ Arabic And so We revealed to him: ‘Build the Ark under Our watchful eye and according to Our revelation. When Our command comes and water gushes up out of the earth, take pairs of every species on board, and your family, except for those on whom the sentence has already been passed– do not plead with me for the evildoers: they will be drowned– English - Abdel Haleem

فَإِذَا ٱسْتَوَيْتَ أَنتَ وَمَن مَّعَكَ عَلَى ٱلْفُلْكِ فَقُلِ ٱلْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ ٱلَّذِى نَجَّىٰنَا مِنَ ٱلْقَوْمِ ٱلظَّٰلِمِينَ Arabic And when you and your companions are settled on the Ark, say, “Praise be to God, who delivered us from the wicked people,” English - Abdel Haleem

وَقُل رَّبِّ أَنزِلْنِى مُنزَلًۭا مُّبَارَكًۭا وَأَنتَ خَيْرُ ٱلْمُنزِلِينَ Arabic And say, “My Lord, let me land with Your blessing: it is You who provide the best landings”.’ English - Abdel Haleem

إِنَّ فِى ذَٰلِكَ لَءَايَٰتٍۢ وَإِن كُنَّا لَمُبْتَلِينَ Arabic There are signs in all this: We have always put [people] to the test. English - Abdel Haleem

ثُمَّ أَنشَأْنَا مِنۢ بَعْدِهِمْ قَرْنًا ءَاخَرِينَ Arabic Then We raised another generation after them, English - Abdel Haleem

فَأَرْسَلْنَا فِيهِمْ رَسُولًۭا مِّنْهُمْ أَنِ ٱعْبُدُوا۟ ٱللَّهَ مَا لَكُم مِّنْ إِلَٰهٍ غَيْرُهُۥٓ ۖ أَفَلَا تَتَّقُونَ Arabic And sent one of their own as a messenger: ‘Serve God, for He is your only god. Will you not heed Him?’ English - Abdel Haleem

وَقَالَ ٱلْمَلَأُ مِن قَوْمِهِ ٱلَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا۟ وَكَذَّبُوا۟ بِلِقَآءِ ٱلْءَاخِرَةِ وَأَتْرَفْنَٰهُمْ فِى ٱلْحَيَوٰةِ ٱلدُّنْيَا مَا هَٰذَآ إِلَّا بَشَرٌۭ مِّثْلُكُمْ يَأْكُلُ مِمَّا تَأْكُلُونَ مِنْهُ وَيَشْرَبُ مِمَّا تَشْرَبُونَ Arabic But the leading disbelievers among his people, who denied the Meeting in the Hereafter, to whom We had granted ease and plenty in this life, said, ‘He is just a mortal like you– he eats what you eat and drinks what you drink– English - Abdel Haleem

وَلَئِنْ أَطَعْتُم بَشَرًۭا مِّثْلَكُمْ إِنَّكُمْ إِذًۭا لَّخَٰسِرُونَ Arabic And you will really be losers if you obey a mortal like yourselves. English - Abdel Haleem

أَيَعِدُكُمْ أَنَّكُمْ إِذَا مِتُّمْ وَكُنتُمْ تُرَابًۭا وَعِظَٰمًا أَنَّكُم مُّخْرَجُونَ Arabic How can he promise you that after you die and become dust and bones you will be brought out alive? English - Abdel Haleem

هَيْهَاتَ هَيْهَاتَ لِمَا تُوعَدُونَ Arabic What you are promised is very farfetched. English - Abdel Haleem

إِنْ هِىَ إِلَّا حَيَاتُنَا ٱلدُّنْيَا نَمُوتُ وَنَحْيَا وَمَا نَحْنُ بِمَبْعُوثِينَ Arabic There is only the life of this world: we die, we live, but we will never be resurrected. English - Abdel Haleem

إِنْ هُوَ إِلَّا رَجُلٌ ٱفْتَرَىٰ عَلَى ٱللَّهِ كَذِبًۭا وَمَا نَحْنُ لَهُۥ بِمُؤْمِنِينَ Arabic He is just a man making lies up about God. We will never believe in him.’ English - Abdel Haleem

قَالَ رَبِّ ٱنصُرْنِى بِمَا كَذَّبُونِ Arabic The prophet said, ‘My Lord, help me! They call me a liar,’ English - Abdel Haleem

قَالَ عَمَّا قَلِيلٍۢ لَّيُصْبِحُنَّ نَٰدِمِينَ Arabic And so God said, ‘Soon they will be filled with regret.’ English - Abdel Haleem

فَأَخَذَتْهُمُ ٱلصَّيْحَةُ بِٱلْحَقِّ فَجَعَلْنَٰهُمْ غُثَآءًۭ ۚ فَبُعْدًۭا لِّلْقَوْمِ ٱلظَّٰلِمِينَ Arabic The blast justly struck them and We swept them away like scum. Away with the evildoers! English - Abdel Haleem

ثُمَّ أَنشَأْنَا مِنۢ بَعْدِهِمْ قُرُونًا ءَاخَرِينَ Arabic We raised other generations after them– English - Abdel Haleem

مَا تَسْبِقُ مِنْ أُمَّةٍ أَجَلَهَا وَمَا يَسْتَـْٔخِرُونَ Arabic No community can advance or delay its time– English - Abdel Haleem

ثُمَّ أَرْسَلْنَا رُسُلَنَا تَتْرَا ۖ كُلَّ مَا جَآءَ أُمَّةًۭ رَّسُولُهَا كَذَّبُوهُ ۚ فَأَتْبَعْنَا بَعْضَهُم بَعْضًۭا وَجَعَلْنَٰهُمْ أَحَادِيثَ ۚ فَبُعْدًۭا لِّقَوْمٍۢ لَّا يُؤْمِنُونَ Arabic And We sent Our messengers in succession: whenever a messenger came to a community they invariably called him a liar, so We destroyed them one after the other and made them into cautionary tales. Away with the disbelievers! English - Abdel Haleem

ثُمَّ أَرْسَلْنَا مُوسَىٰ وَأَخَاهُ هَٰرُونَ بِـَٔايَٰتِنَا وَسُلْطَٰنٍۢ مُّبِينٍ Arabic Then We sent Moses and his brother Aaron, with Our signs and clear authority, English - Abdel Haleem

إِلَىٰ فِرْعَوْنَ وَمَلَإِي۟هِۦ فَٱسْتَكْبَرُوا۟ وَكَانُوا۟ قَوْمًا عَالِينَ Arabic To Pharaoh and his prominent leaders, but they responded with arrogance: they were a haughty people. English - Abdel Haleem

فَقَالُوٓا۟ أَنُؤْمِنُ لِبَشَرَيْنِ مِثْلِنَا وَقَوْمُهُمَا لَنَا عَٰبِدُونَ Arabic They said, ‘Are we to believe in two mortals like us? And their people are our servants?’ English - Abdel Haleem

فَكَذَّبُوهُمَا فَكَانُوا۟ مِنَ ٱلْمُهْلَكِينَ Arabic And so they called them both liars: they became another ruined people. English - Abdel Haleem

وَلَقَدْ ءَاتَيْنَا مُوسَى ٱلْكِتَٰبَ لَعَلَّهُمْ يَهْتَدُونَ Arabic We gave Moses the Scripture, so that they might be rightly guided. English - Abdel Haleem

وَجَعَلْنَا ٱبْنَ مَرْيَمَ وَأُمَّهُۥٓ ءَايَةًۭ وَءَاوَيْنَٰهُمَآ إِلَىٰ رَبْوَةٍۢ ذَاتِ قَرَارٍۢ وَمَعِينٍۢ Arabic We made the son of Mary and his mother a sign; We gave them shelter on a peaceful hillside with flowing water. English - Abdel Haleem

يَٰٓأَيُّهَا ٱلرُّسُلُ كُلُوا۟ مِنَ ٱلطَّيِّبَٰتِ وَٱعْمَلُوا۟ صَٰلِحًا ۖ إِنِّى بِمَا تَعْمَلُونَ عَلِيمٌۭ Arabic Messengers, eat good things and do good deeds: I am well aware of what you do. English - Abdel Haleem

وَإِنَّ هَٰذِهِۦٓ أُمَّتُكُمْ أُمَّةًۭ وَٰحِدَةًۭ وَأَنَا۠ رَبُّكُمْ فَٱتَّقُونِ Arabic This community of yours is one– and I am your Lord: be mindful of Me– English - Abdel Haleem

فَتَقَطَّعُوٓا۟ أَمْرَهُم بَيْنَهُمْ زُبُرًۭا ۖ كُلُّ حِزْبٍۭ بِمَا لَدَيْهِمْ فَرِحُونَ Arabic But they have split their community into sects, each rejoicing in their own. English - Abdel Haleem

فَذَرْهُمْ فِى غَمْرَتِهِمْ حَتَّىٰ حِينٍ Arabic So [Muhammad] leave them for a while steeped [in their ignorance]. English - Abdel Haleem

أَيَحْسَبُونَ أَنَّمَا نُمِدُّهُم بِهِۦ مِن مَّالٍۢ وَبَنِينَ Arabic Do they reckon that, by giving them wealth and sons, English - Abdel Haleem

نُسَارِعُ لَهُمْ فِى ٱلْخَيْرَٰتِ ۚ بَل لَّا يَشْعُرُونَ Arabic We race to give them good things? They really have no idea! English - Abdel Haleem

إِنَّ ٱلَّذِينَ هُم مِّنْ خَشْيَةِ رَبِّهِم مُّشْفِقُونَ Arabic Those who stand in awe of their Lord, English - Abdel Haleem

وَٱلَّذِينَ هُم بِـَٔايَٰتِ رَبِّهِمْ يُؤْمِنُونَ Arabic Who believe in His messages, English - Abdel Haleem

وَٱلَّذِينَ هُم بِرَبِّهِمْ لَا يُشْرِكُونَ Arabic Who do not ascribe partners to Him, English - Abdel Haleem

وَٱلَّذِينَ يُؤْتُونَ مَآ ءَاتَوا۟ وَّقُلُوبُهُمْ وَجِلَةٌ أَنَّهُمْ إِلَىٰ رَبِّهِمْ رَٰجِعُونَ Arabic Who always give with hearts that tremble at the thought that they must return to Him, English - Abdel Haleem

أُو۟لَٰٓئِكَ يُسَٰرِعُونَ فِى ٱلْخَيْرَٰتِ وَهُمْ لَهَا سَٰبِقُونَ Arabic Are the ones who race toward good things, and they will be the first to get them. English - Abdel Haleem

وَلَا نُكَلِّفُ نَفْسًا إِلَّا وُسْعَهَا ۖ وَلَدَيْنَا كِتَٰبٌۭ يَنطِقُ بِٱلْحَقِّ ۚ وَهُمْ لَا يُظْلَمُونَ Arabic We do not burden any soul with more than it can bear– We have a Record that tells the truth– they will not be wronged. English - Abdel Haleem

بَلْ قُلُوبُهُمْ فِى غَمْرَةٍۢ مِّنْ هَٰذَا وَلَهُمْ أَعْمَٰلٌۭ مِّن دُونِ ذَٰلِكَ هُمْ لَهَا عَٰمِلُونَ Arabic But the disbelievers’ hearts are steeped [in ignorance of ] all this; and there are other things besides this that they do. English - Abdel Haleem

حَتَّىٰٓ إِذَآ أَخَذْنَا مُتْرَفِيهِم بِٱلْعَذَابِ إِذَا هُمْ يَجْـَٔرُونَ Arabic When We bring Our punishment on those corrupted with wealth, they will cry for help: English - Abdel Haleem

لَا تَجْـَٔرُوا۟ ٱلْيَوْمَ ۖ إِنَّكُم مِّنَّا لَا تُنصَرُونَ Arabic ‘Do not cry out today: you will get no help from Us. English - Abdel Haleem

قَدْ كَانَتْ ءَايَٰتِى تُتْلَىٰ عَلَيْكُمْ فَكُنتُمْ عَلَىٰٓ أَعْقَٰبِكُمْ تَنكِصُونَ Arabic Time and time again My messages were recited to you, but you turned arrogantly on your heels, English - Abdel Haleem

مُسْتَكْبِرِينَ بِهِۦ سَٰمِرًۭا تَهْجُرُونَ Arabic And spent the evening making fun of [the Qur'an].’ English - Abdel Haleem

أَفَلَمْ يَدَّبَّرُوا۟ ٱلْقَوْلَ أَمْ جَآءَهُم مَّا لَمْ يَأْتِ ءَابَآءَهُمُ ٱلْأَوَّلِينَ Arabic Have they not contemplated the Word of God? Has something come to them that did not come to their forefathers? English - Abdel Haleem

أَمْ لَمْ يَعْرِفُوا۟ رَسُولَهُمْ فَهُمْ لَهُۥ مُنكِرُونَ Arabic Do they not recognize their Messenger? So why do they reject him? English - Abdel Haleem

أَمْ يَقُولُونَ بِهِۦ جِنَّةٌۢ ۚ بَلْ جَآءَهُم بِٱلْحَقِّ وَأَكْثَرُهُمْ لِلْحَقِّ كَٰرِهُونَ Arabic Why do they say he is possessed? He has brought them the truth and most of them hate it, English - Abdel Haleem

وَلَوِ ٱتَّبَعَ ٱلْحَقُّ أَهْوَآءَهُمْ لَفَسَدَتِ ٱلسَّمَٰوَٰتُ وَٱلْأَرْضُ وَمَن فِيهِنَّ ۚ بَلْ أَتَيْنَٰهُم بِذِكْرِهِمْ فَهُمْ عَن ذِكْرِهِم مُّعْرِضُونَ Arabic But if the truth were in accordance with their desires, the heavens, the earth, and everyone in them would disintegrate. We have brought them their Reminder and they turn away from it. English - Abdel Haleem

أَمْ تَسْـَٔلُهُمْ خَرْجًۭا فَخَرَاجُ رَبِّكَ خَيْرٌۭ ۖ وَهُوَ خَيْرُ ٱلرَّٰزِقِينَ Arabic Do you [Prophet] ask them for any payment? Your Lord’s is the best payment: He is the Best of Providers. English - Abdel Haleem

وَإِنَّكَ لَتَدْعُوهُمْ إِلَىٰ صِرَٰطٍۢ مُّسْتَقِيمٍۢ Arabic You call them to a straight path English - Abdel Haleem

وَإِنَّ ٱلَّذِينَ لَا يُؤْمِنُونَ بِٱلْءَاخِرَةِ عَنِ ٱلصِّرَٰطِ لَنَٰكِبُونَ Arabic And those who do not believe in the Hereafter turn away from that path. English - Abdel Haleem

وَلَوْ رَحِمْنَٰهُمْ وَكَشَفْنَا مَا بِهِم مِّن ضُرٍّۢ لَّلَجُّوا۟ فِى طُغْيَٰنِهِمْ يَعْمَهُونَ Arabic Even if We were to show them mercy and relieve them of distress, they would blindly persist in their transgression. English - Abdel Haleem

وَلَقَدْ أَخَذْنَٰهُم بِٱلْعَذَابِ فَمَا ٱسْتَكَانُوا۟ لِرَبِّهِمْ وَمَا يَتَضَرَّعُونَ Arabic We have already afflicted them, yet they did not submit to their Lord: they will not humble themselves English - Abdel Haleem

حَتَّىٰٓ إِذَا فَتَحْنَا عَلَيْهِم بَابًۭا ذَا عَذَابٍۢ شَدِيدٍ إِذَا هُمْ فِيهِ مُبْلِسُونَ Arabic Until We open a gate to severe torment for them– then they will be plunged into utter despair. English - Abdel Haleem

وَهُوَ ٱلَّذِىٓ أَنشَأَ لَكُمُ ٱلسَّمْعَ وَٱلْأَبْصَٰرَ وَٱلْأَفْـِٔدَةَ ۚ قَلِيلًۭا مَّا تَشْكُرُونَ Arabic It is God who endowed you with hearing, sight, and hearts– how seldom you are grateful! English - Abdel Haleem

وَهُوَ ٱلَّذِى ذَرَأَكُمْ فِى ٱلْأَرْضِ وَإِلَيْهِ تُحْشَرُونَ Arabic It is He who made you multiply on earth. It is to Him that you will be gathered: English - Abdel Haleem

وَهُوَ ٱلَّذِى يُحْىِۦ وَيُمِيتُ وَلَهُ ٱخْتِلَٰفُ ٱلَّيْلِ وَٱلنَّهَارِ ۚ أَفَلَا تَعْقِلُونَ Arabic It is He who gives life and death; the alternation of night and day depends on Him; will you not use your minds? English - Abdel Haleem

بَلْ قَالُوا۟ مِثْلَ مَا قَالَ ٱلْأَوَّلُونَ Arabic But, like others before them, English - Abdel Haleem

قَالُوٓا۟ أَءِذَا مِتْنَا وَكُنَّا تُرَابًۭا وَعِظَٰمًا أَءِنَّا لَمَبْعُوثُونَ Arabic They say, ‘What? When we die and turn to dust and bones, shall we really be resurrected? English - Abdel Haleem

لَقَدْ وُعِدْنَا نَحْنُ وَءَابَآؤُنَا هَٰذَا مِن قَبْلُ إِنْ هَٰذَآ إِلَّآ أَسَٰطِيرُ ٱلْأَوَّلِينَ Arabic We have heard such promises before, and so did our forefathers. These are just ancient fables.’ English - Abdel Haleem

قُل لِّمَنِ ٱلْأَرْضُ وَمَن فِيهَآ إِن كُنتُمْ تَعْلَمُونَ Arabic Say [Prophet], ‘Who owns the earth and all who live in it, if you know [so much]?’ English - Abdel Haleem

سَيَقُولُونَ لِلَّهِ ۚ قُلْ أَفَلَا تَذَكَّرُونَ Arabic And they will reply, ‘God.’ Say, ‘Will you not take heed?’ English - Abdel Haleem

قُلْ مَن رَّبُّ ٱلسَّمَٰوَٰتِ ٱلسَّبْعِ وَرَبُّ ٱلْعَرْشِ ٱلْعَظِيمِ Arabic Say, ‘Who is the Lord of the seven heavens? Who is the Lord of the Mighty Throne?’ English - Abdel Haleem

سَيَقُولُونَ لِلَّهِ ۚ قُلْ أَفَلَا تَتَّقُونَ Arabic And they will reply, ‘God.’ Say, ‘Will you not be mindful?’ English - Abdel Haleem

قُلْ مَنۢ بِيَدِهِۦ مَلَكُوتُ كُلِّ شَىْءٍۢ وَهُوَ يُجِيرُ وَلَا يُجَارُ عَلَيْهِ إِن كُنتُمْ تَعْلَمُونَ Arabic Say, ‘Who holds control of everything in His hand? Who protects, while there is no protection against Him, if you know [so much]?’ English - Abdel Haleem

سَيَقُولُونَ لِلَّهِ ۚ قُلْ فَأَنَّىٰ تُسْحَرُونَ Arabic And they will reply, ‘God.’ Say, ‘Then how can you be so deluded?’ English - Abdel Haleem

بَلْ أَتَيْنَٰهُم بِٱلْحَقِّ وَإِنَّهُمْ لَكَٰذِبُونَ Arabic The fact is, We brought them the truth and they are lying. English - Abdel Haleem

مَا ٱتَّخَذَ ٱللَّهُ مِن وَلَدٍۢ وَمَا كَانَ مَعَهُۥ مِنْ إِلَٰهٍ ۚ إِذًۭا لَّذَهَبَ كُلُّ إِلَٰهٍۭ بِمَا خَلَقَ وَلَعَلَا بَعْضُهُمْ عَلَىٰ بَعْضٍۢ ۚ سُبْحَٰنَ ٱللَّهِ عَمَّا يَصِفُونَ Arabic God has never had a child. Nor is there any god beside Him– if there were, each god would have taken his creation aside and tried to overcome the others. May God be exalted above what they describe! English - Abdel Haleem

عَٰلِمِ ٱلْغَيْبِ وَٱلشَّهَٰدَةِ فَتَعَٰلَىٰ عَمَّا يُشْرِكُونَ Arabic He knows what is not seen as well as what is seen; He is far above any partner they claim for Him. English - Abdel Haleem

قُل رَّبِّ إِمَّا تُرِيَنِّى مَا يُوعَدُونَ Arabic Say, ‘Lord, if You are going to show me the punishment You have promised them, English - Abdel Haleem

رَبِّ فَلَا تَجْعَلْنِى فِى ٱلْقَوْمِ ٱلظَّٰلِمِينَ Arabic Then Lord, do not include me among the evildoers!’ English - Abdel Haleem

وَإِنَّا عَلَىٰٓ أَن نُّرِيَكَ مَا نَعِدُهُمْ لَقَٰدِرُونَ Arabic We certainly are able to show you the punishment We have promised them. English - Abdel Haleem

ٱدْفَعْ بِٱلَّتِى هِىَ أَحْسَنُ ٱلسَّيِّئَةَ ۚ نَحْنُ أَعْلَمُ بِمَا يَصِفُونَ Arabic Repel evil with good– We are well aware of what they attribute to Us– English - Abdel Haleem

وَقُل رَّبِّ أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ هَمَزَٰتِ ٱلشَّيَٰطِينِ Arabic And say, ‘Lord, I take refuge with You from the goadings of the evil ones; English - Abdel Haleem

وَأَعُوذُ بِكَ رَبِّ أَن يَحْضُرُونِ Arabic I seek refuge with you, Lord, so that they may not come near me.’ English - Abdel Haleem

حَتَّىٰٓ إِذَا جَآءَ أَحَدَهُمُ ٱلْمَوْتُ قَالَ رَبِّ ٱرْجِعُونِ Arabic When death comes to one of them, he cries, ‘My Lord, let me return English - Abdel Haleem

لَعَلِّىٓ أَعْمَلُ صَٰلِحًۭا فِيمَا تَرَكْتُ ۚ كَلَّآ ۚ إِنَّهَا كَلِمَةٌ هُوَ قَآئِلُهَا ۖ وَمِن وَرَآئِهِم بَرْزَخٌ إِلَىٰ يَوْمِ يُبْعَثُونَ Arabic So as to make amends for the things I neglected.’ Never! This will not go beyond his words: a barrier stands behind such people until the very Day they are resurrected. English - Abdel Haleem

فَإِذَا نُفِخَ فِى ٱلصُّورِ فَلَآ أَنسَابَ بَيْنَهُمْ يَوْمَئِذٍۢ وَلَا يَتَسَآءَلُونَ Arabic On that Day when the Trumpet is blown, the ties between them will be as nothing and they will not ask about each other: English - Abdel Haleem

فَمَن ثَقُلَتْ مَوَٰزِينُهُۥ فَأُو۟لَٰٓئِكَ هُمُ ٱلْمُفْلِحُونَ Arabic Those whose good deeds weigh heavy will be successful, English - Abdel Haleem

وَمَنْ خَفَّتْ مَوَٰزِينُهُۥ فَأُو۟لَٰٓئِكَ ٱلَّذِينَ خَسِرُوٓا۟ أَنفُسَهُمْ فِى جَهَنَّمَ خَٰلِدُونَ Arabic But those whose balance is light will have lost their souls for ever and will stay in Hell– English - Abdel Haleem

تَلْفَحُ وُجُوهَهُمُ ٱلنَّارُ وَهُمْ فِيهَا كَٰلِحُونَ Arabic The Fire will scorch their faces and their lips will be twisted in pain. English - Abdel Haleem

أَلَمْ تَكُنْ ءَايَٰتِى تُتْلَىٰ عَلَيْكُمْ فَكُنتُم بِهَا تُكَذِّبُونَ Arabic ‘Were My messages not recited over and over to you and still you rejected them?’ English - Abdel Haleem

قَالُوا۟ رَبَّنَا غَلَبَتْ عَلَيْنَا شِقْوَتُنَا وَكُنَّا قَوْمًۭا ضَآلِّينَ Arabic They will say, ‘Lord, our waywardness overcame us and we went astray. English - Abdel Haleem

رَبَّنَآ أَخْرِجْنَا مِنْهَا فَإِنْ عُدْنَا فَإِنَّا ظَٰلِمُونَ Arabic Lord, take us away from this and if we go back to our old ways, then we shall really be evildoers.’ English - Abdel Haleem

قَالَ ٱخْسَـُٔوا۟ فِيهَا وَلَا تُكَلِّمُونِ Arabic He will say, ‘Away with you! In you go! Do not speak to Me! English - Abdel Haleem

إِنَّهُۥ كَانَ فَرِيقٌۭ مِّنْ عِبَادِى يَقُولُونَ رَبَّنَآ ءَامَنَّا فَٱغْفِرْ لَنَا وَٱرْحَمْنَا وَأَنتَ خَيْرُ ٱلرَّٰحِمِينَ Arabic Among My servants there were those who said, “Lord, We believe. Forgive us and have mercy on us: You are the most merciful of all.” English - Abdel Haleem

فَٱتَّخَذْتُمُوهُمْ سِخْرِيًّا حَتَّىٰٓ أَنسَوْكُمْ ذِكْرِى وَكُنتُم مِّنْهُمْ تَضْحَكُونَ Arabic But you kept on laughing at them: so intent were you on laughing at them that it made you forget My warning. English - Abdel Haleem

إِنِّى جَزَيْتُهُمُ ٱلْيَوْمَ بِمَا صَبَرُوٓا۟ أَنَّهُمْ هُمُ ٱلْفَآئِزُونَ Arabic Today I have rewarded them for their patience: it is they who will succeed.’ English - Abdel Haleem

قَٰلَ كَمْ لَبِثْتُمْ فِى ٱلْأَرْضِ عَدَدَ سِنِينَ Arabic He will say, ‘How many years were you on earth?’ English - Abdel Haleem

قَالُوا۟ لَبِثْنَا يَوْمًا أَوْ بَعْضَ يَوْمٍۢ فَسْـَٔلِ ٱلْعَآدِّينَ Arabic And they will reply, ‘We stayed a day or a part of a day, but ask those who keep count.’ English - Abdel Haleem

قَٰلَ إِن لَّبِثْتُمْ إِلَّا قَلِيلًۭا ۖ لَّوْ أَنَّكُمْ كُنتُمْ تَعْلَمُونَ Arabic He will say, ‘You stayed but a little, if you had only known. English - Abdel Haleem

أَفَحَسِبْتُمْ أَنَّمَا خَلَقْنَٰكُمْ عَبَثًۭا وَأَنَّكُمْ إِلَيْنَا لَا تُرْجَعُونَ Arabic Did you think We had created you in vain, and that you would not be brought back to Us?’ English - Abdel Haleem

فَتَعَٰلَى ٱللَّهُ ٱلْمَلِكُ ٱلْحَقُّ ۖ لَآ إِلَٰهَ إِلَّا هُوَ رَبُّ ٱلْعَرْشِ ٱلْكَرِيمِ Arabic Exalted be God, the true King, there is no god but Him, the Lord of the Glorious Throne! English - Abdel Haleem

وَمَن يَدْعُ مَعَ ٱللَّهِ إِلَٰهًا ءَاخَرَ لَا بُرْهَٰنَ لَهُۥ بِهِۦ فَإِنَّمَا حِسَابُهُۥ عِندَ رَبِّهِۦٓ ۚ إِنَّهُۥ لَا يُفْلِحُ ٱلْكَٰفِرُونَ Arabic Whoever prays to another god alongside Him– a god for whose existence he has no evidence– will face his reckoning with his Lord. Those who reject the truth will not prosper. English - Abdel Haleem

وَقُل رَّبِّ ٱغْفِرْ وَٱرْحَمْ وَأَنتَ خَيْرُ ٱلرَّٰحِمِينَ Arabic Say [Prophet], ‘Lord, forgive and have mercy: You are the most merciful of all.’ English - Abdel Haleem