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011 Hud

 In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.

 1. Alif Lam Ra (This is) a Book, whose verses are made 
 decisive, then are they made plain, from the Wise, 

 2. That you shall not serve (any) but Allah; surely I am a 
 warner for you from Him and a giver of good news,

 3. And you that ask forgiveness of your Lord, then turn to 
 Him; He will provide you with a goodly provision to an 
 appointed term and bestow His grace on every one endowed 
 with grace, and if you turn back, then surely I fear for you 
 the chastisement of a great day.

 4. To Allah is your return, and He has power over all 

 S. Now surely they fold up their breasts that they may 
 conceal (their enmity) from Him; now surely, when they use 
 their garments as a covering, He knows what they conceal and 
 what they make public; surely He knows what is in the 

 6. And there is no animal in the earth but on Allah is the 
 sustenance of it, and He knows its resting place and its 
 depository all (things) are in a manifest book.

 7. And He it is Who created the heavens and the earth in six 
 periods-- and His dominion (extends) on the water-- that He 
 might manifest to you, which of you is best in action, and 
 if you say, surely you shall be raised up after death, those 
 who disbelieve would certainly say: This is nothing but 
 clear magic.

 8. And if We hold back from them the punishment until a 
 stated period of time, they will certainly say: What 
 prevents it? Now surely on the day when it will come to 
 them, it shall not be averted from them and that which they 
 scoffed at shall beset them.

 9. And if We make man taste mercy from Us, then take it off 
 from him, most surely he is despairing, ungrateful.

 10. And if We make him taste a favor after distress has 
 afflicted him, he will certainly say: The evils are gone 
 away from me. Most surely he is exulting, boasting;

 11. Except those who are patient and do good, they shall 
 have forgiveness and a great reward.

 12. Then, it may be that you will give up part of what is 
 revealed to you and your breast will become straitened by it 
 because they say: Why has not a treasure been sent down upon 
 him or an angel come with him? You are only a warner; and 
 Allah is custodian over all things.

 13. Or, do they say: He has forged it. Say: Then bring ten 
 forged chapters like it and call upon whom you can besides 
 Allah, if you are truthful.

 14. But if they do not answer you, then know that it is 
 revealed by Allah's knowledge and that there is no god but 
 He; will you then submit?

 15. Whoever desires this world's life and its finery, We 
 will pay them in full their deeds therein, and they shall 
 not be made to. suffer loss in respect of them.

 16. These are they for whom there is nothing but fire in the 
 hereafter, and what they wrought in it shall go for nothing, 
 and vain is what they do.

 17. Is he then who has with him clear proof from his Lord, 
 and a witness from Him recites it and before it (is) the 
 Book of Musa, a guide and a mercy? These believe in it; and 
 whoever of the (different) parties disbelieves in it, surely 
 it is the truth from your Lord, but most men do not believe.

 18. And who is more unjust than he who forges a lie against 
 Allah? These shall be brought before their Lord, and the 
 witnesses shall say: These are they who lied against their 
 Lord. Now surely the curse of Allah is on the unjust.

 19. Who turn away from the path of Allah and desire to make 
 it crooked; and they are disbelievers in the hereafter.

 20. These shall not escape in the earth, nor shall they have 
 any guardians besides Allah; the punishment shall be doubled 
 for them, they could not bear to hear and they did not see.

 21. These are they who have lost their souls, and what they 
 forged is gone from them.

 22. Truly in the hereafter they are the greatest losers.

 23. Surely (as to) those who believe and do good and humble 
 themselves to their Lord, these are the dwellers of the 
 garden, in it they will abide.

 24. The likeness of the two parties is as the blind and the 
 deaf and the seeing and the hearing: are they equal in 
 condition? Will you not then mind?

 25. And certainly We sent Nuh to his people: Surely I am a 
 plain warner for you:

 26. That you shall not serve any but Allah, surely I fear 
 for you the punishment of a painful day.

 27. But the chiefs of those who disbelieved from among his 
 people said: We do not consider you but a mortal like 
 ourselves, and we do not see any have followed you but those 
 who are the meanest of us at first thought and we do not see 
 in you any excellence over us; nay, we deem you liars.

 28. He said: O my people! tell me if I have with me clear 
 proof from my Lord, and He has granted me mercy from Himself 
 and it has been made obscure to you; shall we constrain you 
 to (accept) it while you are averse from it?

 29. And, O my people! I ask you not for wealth in return for 
 it; my reward is only with Allah and I am not going to drive 
 away those who believe; surely they shall meet their Lord, 
 but I consider you a people who are ignorant:

 30. And, O my people! who will help me against Allah if I 
 drive them away? Will you not then mind?

 31. And I do not say to you that I have the treasures of 
 Allah and I do not know the unseen, nor do I say that I am 
 an angel, nor do I say about those whom your eyes hold in 
 mean estimation (that) Allah will never grant them (any) 
 good-- Allah knows best what is in their souls-- for then most 
 surely I should be of the unjust.

 32. They said: O Nuh! indeed you have disputed with us and 
 lengthened dispute with us, therefore bring to us what you 
 threaten us with, if you are of the truthful ones.

 33. He said: Allah only will bring it to you if He please, 
 and you will not escape:

 34. And if I intend to give you good advice, my advice will 
 not profit you if Allah intended that He should leave you to 
 go astray; He is your Lord, and to Him shall you be 

 35. Or do they say: He has forged it? Say: If I have forged 
 it, on me is my guilt, and I am clear of that of which you 
 are guilty.

 36. And it was revealed to Nuh: That none of your people 
 will believe except those who have already believed, 
 therefore do not grieve at what they do:

 37. And make the ark before Our eyes and (according to) Our 
 revelation, and do not speak to Me in respect of those who 
 are unjust; surely they shall be drowned.

 38. And he began to make the ark; and whenever the chiefs 
 from among his people passed by him they laughed at him. He 
 said: If you laugh at us, surely we too laugh at you as you 
 laugh (at us).

 39. So shall you know who it is on whom will come a 
 chastisement which will disgrace him, and on whom will 
 lasting chastisement come down.

 40. Until when Our command came and water came forth from 
 the valley, We said: Carry in it two of all things, a pair, 
 and your own family-- except those against whom the word has 
 already gone forth, and those who believe. And there 
 believed not with him but a few.

 41. And he said: Embark in it, in the name of Allah be its 
 sailing and its anchoring; most surely my Lord is Forgiving, 

 42. And it moved on with them amid waves like mountains; and 
 Nuh called out to his son, and he was aloof: O my son! 
 embark with us and be not with the unbelievers.

 43. He said: I will betake myself for refuge to a mountain 
 that shall protect me from the water. Nuh said: There is no 
 protector today from Allah's punishment but He Who has 
 mercy; and a wave intervened between them, so he was of the 

 44. And it was said: O earth, swallow down your water, and O 
 cloud, clear away; and the water was made to abate and the 
 affair was decided, and the ark rested on the Judi, and it 
 was said: Away with the unjust people.

 45. And Nuh cried out to his Lord and said: My Lord! surely 
 my son is of my family, and Thy promise is surely true, and 
 Thou art the most just of the judges.

 46. He said: O Nuh! surely he is not of your family; surely 
 he is (the doer of) other than good deeds, therefore ask not 
 of Me that of which you have no knowledge; surely I admonish 
 you lest you may be of the ignorant

 47. He said: My Lord! I seek refuge in Thee from asking Thee 
 that of which I have no knowledge; and if Thou shouldst not 
 forgive me and have mercy on me, I should be of the losers.

 48. It was said: O Nuh! descend with peace from Us and 
 blessings on you and on the people from among those who are 
 with you, and there shall be nations whom We will afford 
 provisions, then a painful punishment from Us shall afflict 

 49. These are announcements relating to the unseen which We 
 reveal to you, you did not know them-- (neither) you nor your 
 people-- before this; therefore be patient; surely the end is 
 for those who guard (against evil).

 50. And to Ad (We sent) their brother Hud. He said: O my 
 people! serve Allah, you have no god other than He; you are 
 nothing but forgers (of lies).

 51. O my people! I do not ask of you any reward for it; my 
 reward is only with Him Who created me; do you not then 

 52. And, O my people! ask forgiveness of your Lord, then 
 turn to Him; He will send on you clouds pouring down 
 abundance of rain and add strength to your strength, and do 
 not turn back guilty.

 53. They said: O Hud! you have not brought to us any clear 
 argument and we are not going to desert our gods for your 
 word, and we are not believers in you:

 54. We cannot say aught but that some of our gods have 
 smitten you with evil. He said: Surely I call Allah to 
 witness, and do you bear witness too, that I am clear of 
 what you associate (with Allah).

 SS. Besides Him, therefore scheme against me all together; 
 then give me no respite:

 56. Surely I rely on Allah, my Lord and your Lord; there is 
 no living creature but He holds it by its forelock; surely 
 my Lord is on the right path.

 57. But if you turn back, then indeed I have delivered to 
 you the message with which I have been sent to you, and my 
 Lord will bring another people in your place, and you cannot 
 do Him any harm; surely my Lord is the Preserver of all 

 58. And when Our decree came to pass, We delivered Hud and 
 those who believed with him with mercy from Us, and We 
 delivered them from a hard chastisement.

 59. And this was Ad; they denied the communications of their 
 Lord, and disobeyed His apostles and followed the bidding of 
 every insolent opposer (of truth).

 60. And they were overtaken by curse in this world and on 
 the resurrection day; now surely Ad disbelieved in their 
 Lord; now surely, away with Ad, the people of Hud.

 61. And to Samood (We sent) their brother Salih. He said: O 
 my people! serve Allah, you have no god other than He; He 
 brought you into being from the earth, and made you dwell in 
 it, therefore ask forgiveness of Him, then turn to Him; 
 surely my Lord is Nigh, Answering.

 62. They said: O Salih! surely you were one amongst us in 
 whom great expectations were placed before this; do you 
 (now) forbid us from worshipping what our fathers 
 worshipped? And as to that which you call us to, most surely 
 we are in disquieting doubt.

 63. He said: O my people! tell me if I have clear proof from 
 my Lord and He has granted to me mercy from Himself-- who will 
 then help me against Allah if I disobey Him? Therefore you 
 do not add to me other than loss:

 64. And, O my people! this will be (as) Allah's she-camel 
 for you, a sign; therefore leave her to pasture on Allah's 
 earth and do not touch her with evil, for then a near 
 chastisement will overtake you.

 65. But they slew her, so he said: Enjoy yourselves in your 
 abode for three days, that is a promise not to be belied.

 66. So when Our decree came to pass, We delivered Salih and 
 those who believed with him by mercy from Us, and (We saved 
 them) from the disgrace of that day; surely your Lord is the 
 Strong, the Mighty.

 67. And the rumbling overtook those who were unjust, so they 
 became motionless bodies in their abodes,

 68. As though they had never dwelt in them; now surely did 
 Samood disbelieve in their Lord; now surely, away with 

 69. And certainly Our messengers came to Ibrahim with good 
 news. They said: Peace. Peace, said he, and he made no delay 
 in bringing a roasted calf.

 70. But when he saw that their hands were not extended 
 towards it, he deemed them strange and conceived fear of 
 them. . They said: Fear not, surely we are sent to Lut's 

 71. And his wife was standing (by), so she laughed, then We 
 gave her the good news of Ishaq and after Ishaq of (a son's 
 son) Yaqoub.

 72. She said: O wonder! shall I bear a son when I am an 
 extremely old woman and this my husband an extremely old 
 man? Most surely this is a wonderful thing.

 73. They said: Do you wonder at Allah's bidding? The mercy 
 of Allah and His blessings are on you, O people of the 
 house, surely He is Praised, Glorious.

 74. So when fear had gone away from Ibrahim and good news 
 came to him, he began to plead with Us for Lut's people.

 75. Most surely Ibrahim was forbearing, tender-hearted, 
 oft-returning (to Allah):

 76. O Ibrahim! leave off this, surely the decree of your 
 Lord has come to pass, and surely there must come to them a 
 chastisement that cannot be averted.

 77. And when Our messengers came to Lut, he was grieved for 
 them, and he lacked strength to protect them, and said: This 
 is a hard day.

 78. And his people came to him, (as if) rushed on towards 
 him, and already they did evil deeds. He said: O my people! 
 these are my daughters-- they are purer for you, so guard 
 against (the punishment of) Allah and do not disgrace me 
 with regard to my guests; is there not among you one 
 right-minded man?

 79. They said: Certainly you know that we have no claim on 
 your daughters, and most surely you know what we desire.

 80. He said: Ah! that I had power to suppress you, rather I 
 shall have recourse to a strong support.

 81. They said: O Lut! we are the messengers of your Lord; 
 they shall by no means reach you; so remove your followers 
 in a part of the night-- and let none of you turn back-- except 
 your wife, for surely whatsoever befalls them shall befall 
 her; surely their appointed time is the morning; is not the 
 morning nigh?

 82. So when Our decree came to pass, We turned them upside 
 down and rained down upon them stones, of what had been 
 decreed, one after another.

 83. Marked (for punishment) with your Lord and it is not far 
 off from the unjust.

 84. And to Madyan (We sent) their brother Shu'aib. He said: 
 O my people! serve Allah, you have no god other than He, and 
 do not give short measure and weight: surely I see you in 
 prosperity and surely I fear for you the punishment of an 
 all-encompassing day.

 85. And, O my people! give full measure and weight fairly, 
 and defraud not men their things, and do not act corruptly 
 in the land, making mischief:

 86. What remains with Allah is better for you if you are 
 believers, and I am not a keeper over you.

 87. They said: O Shu'aib! does your prayer enjoin you that 
 we should forsake what our fathers worshipped or that we 
 should not do what we please with regard to our property? 
 Forsooth you are the forbearing, the right-directing one.

 88. He said: O my people! have you considered if I have a 
 clear proof from my Lord and He has given me a goodly 
 sustenance from Himself, and I do not desire that in 
 opposition to you I should betake myself to that which I 
 forbid you: I desire nothing but reform so far as I am able, 
 and with none but Allah is the direction of my affair to a 
 right issue; on Him do I rely and to Him do I turn:

 89. And, O my people! let not opposition to me make you 
 guilty so that there may befall you the like of what befell 
 the people of Nuh, or the people of Hud, or the people of 
 Salih, nor are the people of Lut far off from you;

 90. And ask forgiveness of your Lord, then turn to Him; 
 surely my Lord is Merciful, Loving-kind.

 91. They said: O Shu'aib! we do not understand much of what 
 you say and most surely we see you to be weak among us, and 
 were it not for your family we would surely stone you, and 
 you are not mighty against us.

 92. He said: O my people! is my family more esteemed by you 
 than Allah? And you neglect Him as a thing cast behind your 
 back; surely my Lord encompasses what you do:

 93. And, O my people! act according to your ability, I too 
 am acting; you will come to know soon who it is on whom will 
 light the punishment that will disgrace him and who it is 
 that is a liar, and watch, surely I too am watching with 

 94. And when Our decree came to pass We delivered Shu'aib, 
 and those who believed with him by mercy from Us, and the 
 rumbling overtook those who were unjust so they became 
 motionless bodies in their abodes,

 95. As though they had never dwelt in them; now surely 
 perdition overtook Madyan as had perished Samood.

 96. And certainly We sent Musa with Our communications and a 
 clear authority,

 97. To Firon and his chiefs, but they followed the bidding 
 of Firon, and Firon's bidding was not right-directing.

 98. He shall lead his people on the resurrection day, and 
 bring them down to the fire; and evil the place to which 
 they are brought.

 99. And they are overtaken by curse in this (world), and on 
 the resurrection day, evil the gift which shall be given.

 100. This is an account of (the fate of) the towns which We 
 relate to you; of them are some that stand and (others) mown 

 101. And We did not do them injustice, but they were unjust 
 to themselves, so their gods whom they called upon besides 
 Allah did not avail them aught when the decree of your Lord 
 came to pass; and they added but to their ruin.

 102. And such is the punishment of your Lord when He 
 punishes the towns while they are unjust; surely His 
 punishment is painful, severe.

 103. Most surely there is a sign in this for him who fears 
 the chastisement of the hereafter; this is a day on which 
 the people shall be gathered together and this is a day that 
 shall be witnessed.

 104. And We do not delay it but to an appointed term.

 105. On the day when it shall come, no soul shall speak 
 except with His permission, then (some) of them shall be 
 unhappy and (others) happy.

 106. So as to those who are unhappy, they shall be in the 
 fire; for them shall be sighing and groaning in it:

 107. Abiding therein so long as the heavens and the earth 
 endure, except as your Lord please; surely your Lord is the 
 mighty doer of what He intends.

 108. And as to those who are made happy, they shall be in 
 the garden, abiding in it as long as the heavens and the 
 earth endure, except as your Lord please; a gift which shall 
 never be cut off.

 109. Therefore be not in doubt as to what these worship; 
 they do not worship but as their fathers worshipped before; 
 and most surely We will pay them back in full their portion 

 110. And certainly We gave the book to Musa, but it was gone 
 against; and had not a word gone forth from your Lord, the 
 matter would surely have been decided between them; and 
 surely they are in a disquieting doubt about it.

 111. And your Lord will most surely pay back to all their 
 deeds in full; surely He is aware of what they do.

 112. Continue then in the right way as you are commanded, as 
 also he who has turned (to Allah) with you, and be not 
 inordinate (O men!), surely He sees what you do.

 113. And do not incline to those who are unjust, lest the 
 fire touch you, and you have no guardians besides Allah, 
 then you shall not be helped.

 114. And keep up prayer in the two parts of the day and in 
 the first hours of the night; surely good deeds take away 
 evil deeds this is a reminder to the mindful.

 115. And be patient, for surely Allah does not waste the 
 reward of the good-doers.

 116. But why were there not among the generations before you 
 those possessing understanding, who should have forbidden 
 the making of mischief in the earth, except a few of those 
 whom We delivered from among them? And those who were unjust 
 went after what they are made to enjoy of plenty, and they 
 were guilty.

 117. And it did not beseem your Lord to have destroyed the 
 towns tyrannously, while their people acted well.

 118. And if your Lord had pleased He would certainly have 
 made people a single nation, and they shall continue to 

 119. Except those on whom your Lord has mercy; and for this 
 did He create them; and the word of your Lord is fulfilled: 
 Certainly I will fill hell with the jinn and the men, all 

 120. And all we relate to you of the accounts of the 
 apostles is to strengthen your heart therewith; and in this 
 has come to you the truth and an admonition, and a reminder 
 to the believers.

 121. And say to those who do not believe: Act according to 
 your state; surely we too are acting.

 122. And wait; surely we are waiting also.

 123. And Allah's is the unseen in the heavens and the earth, 
 and to Him is returned the whole of the affair; therefore 
 serve Him and rely on Him, and your Lord is not heedless of 
 what you do.