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013 TheThunder

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

 1. Alif Lam Mim Ra. These are the verses of the Book; and 
 that which is revealed to you from your Lord is the truth, 
 but most people do not believe.

 2. Allah is He Who raised the heavens without any pillars 
 that you see, and He is firm in power and He made the sun 
 and the moon subservient (to you); each one pursues its 
 course to an appointed time; He regulates the affair, making 
 clear the signs that you may be certain of meeting your 

 3. And He it is Who spread the earth and made in it firm 
 mountains and rivers, and of all fruits He has made in it 
 two kinds; He makes the night cover the day; most surely 
 there are signs in this for a people who reflect.

 4. And in the earth there are tracts side by side and 
 gardens of grapes and corn and palm trees having one root 
 and (others) having distinct roots-- they are watered with one 
 water, and We make some of them excel others in fruit; most 
 surely there are signs in this for a people who understand.

 S. And if you would wonder, then wondrous is their saying: 
 What! when we are dust, shall we then certainly be in a new 
 creation? These are they who disbelieve in their Lord, and 
 these have chains on their necks, and they are the inmates 
 of the fire; in it they shall abide.

 6. And they ask you to hasten on the evil before the good, 
 and indeed there have been exemplary punishments before 
 them; and most surely your Lord is the Lord of forgiveness 
 to people, notwithstanding their injustice; and most surely 
 your Lord is severe in requiting (evil).

 7. And those who disbelieve say: Why has not a sign been 
 sent down upon him from his Lord? You are only a warner and 
 (there is) a guide for every people.

 8. Allah knows what every female bears, and that of which 
 the wombs fall short of completion and that in which they 
 increase; and there is a measure with Him of everything.

 9. The knower of the unseen and the seen, the Great, the 
 Most High.

 10. Alike (to Him) among you is he who conceals (his) words 
 and he who speaks them openly, and he who hides himself by 
 night and (who) goes forth by day.

 11 . For his sake there are angels following one another, 
 before him and behind him, who guard him by Allah's 
 commandment; surely Allah does not change the condition of a 
 people until they change their own condition; and when Allah 
 intends evil to a people, there is no averting it, and 
 besides Him they have no protector.

 12. He it is Who shows you the lightning causing fear and 
 hope and (Who) brings up the heavy cloud.

 13. And the thunder declares His glory with His praise, and 
 the angels too for awe of Him; and He sends the thunderbolts 
 and smites with them whom He pleases, yet they dispute 
 concerning Allah, and He is mighty in prowess.

 14. To Him is due the true prayer; and those whom they pray 
 to besides Allah give them no answer, but (they are) like 
 one who stretches forth his two hands towards water that it 
 may reach his mouth, but it will not reach it; and the 
 prayer of the unbelievers is only in error.

 15. And whoever is in the heavens and the earth makes 
 obeisance to Allah only, willingly and unwillingly, and 
 their shadows too at morn and eve.

 16. Say: Who is the Lord of the heavens and the earth?-- Say: 
 Allah. Say: Do you take then besides Him guardians who do 
 not control any profit or harm for themselves? Say: Are the 
 blind and the seeing alike? Or can the darkness and the 
 light be equal? Or have they set up with Allah associates 
 who have created creation like His, so that what is created 
 became confused to them? Say: Allah is the Creator of all 
 things, and He is the One, the Supreme.

 17. He sends down water from the cloud, then watercourses 
 flow (with water) according to their measure, and the 
 torrent bears along the swelling foam, and from what they 
 melt in the fire for the sake of making ornaments or 
 apparatus arises a scum like it; thus does Allah compare 
 truth and falsehood; then as for the scum, it passes away as 
 a worthless thing; and as for that which profits the people, 
 it tarries in the earth; thus does Allah set forth parables.

 18. For those who respond to their Lord is good; and (as 
 for) those who do not respond to Him, had they all that is 
 in the earth and the like thereof with it they would 
 certainly offer it for a ransom. (As for) those, an evil 
 reckoning shall be theirs and their abode is hell, and evil 
 is the resting-place.

 19. Is he then who knows that what has been revealed to you 
 from your Lord is the truth like him who is blind? Only 
 those possessed of understanding will mind,

 20. Those who fulfil the promise of Allah and do not break 
 the covenant,

 21. And those who join that which Allah has bidden to be 
 joined and have awe of their Lord and fear the evil 

 22. And those who are constant, seeking the pleasure of 
 their Lord, and keep up prayer and spend (benevolently) out 
 of what We have given them secretly and openly and repel 
 evil with good; as for those, they shall have the (happy) 
 issue of the abode

 23. The gardens of perpetual abode which they will enter 
 along with those who do good from among their parents and 
 their spouses and their offspring; and the angels will enter 
 in upon them from every gate:

 24. Peace be on you because you were constant, how 
 excellent, is then, the issue of the abode.

 25. And those who break the covenant of Allah after its 
 confirmation and cut asunder that which Allah has ordered to 
 be joined and make mischief in the land; (as for) those, 
 upon them shall be curse and they shall have the evil 
 (issue) of the abode.

 26. Allah amplifies and straitens the means of subsistence 
 for whom He pleases; and they rejoice in this world's life, 
 and this world's life is nothing compared with the hereafter 
 but a temporary enjoyment.

 27. And those who disbelieve say: Why is not a sign sent 
 down upon him by his Lord? Say: Surely Allah makes him who 
 will go astray, and guides to Himself those who turn (to 

 28. Those who believe and whose hearts are set at rest by 
 the remembrance of Allah; now surely by Allah's remembrance 
 are the hearts set at rest.

 29. (As for) those who believe and do good, a good final 
 state shall be theirs and a goodly return.

 30. And thus We have sent you among a nation before which 
 other nations have passed away, that you might recite to 
 them what We have revealed to you and (still) they deny the 
 Beneficent God. Say: He is my Lord, there is no god but He; 
 on Him do I rely and to Him is my return.

 31. And even if there were a Quran with which the mountains 
 were made to pass away, or the earth were travelled over 
 with it, or the dead were made to speak thereby; nay! the 
 commandment is wholly Allah's, Have not yet those who 
 believe known that if Allah please He would certainly guide 
 all the people? And (as for) those who disbelieve, there 
 will not cease to afflict them because of what they do a 
 repelling calamity, or it will alight close by their abodes, 
 until the promise of Allah comes about; surely Allah will 
 not fail in (His) promise.

 32. And apostles before you were certainly mocked at, but I 
 gave respite to those who disbelieved, then I destroyed 
 them; how then was My requital (of evil)?

 33. Is He then Who watches every soul as to what it earns? 
 And yet they give associates to Allah! Say: Give them a 
 name; nay, do you mean to inform Him of what He does not 
 know in the earth, or (do you affirm this) by an outward 
 saying? Rather, their plans are made to appear fair-seeming 
 to those who disbelieve, and they are kept back from the 
 path; and whom Allah makes err, he shall have no guide.

 34. They shall have chastisement in this world's life, and 
 the chastisement of the hereafter is certainly more 
 grievous, and they shall have no protector against Allah.

 35. A likeness of the garden which the righteous are 
 promised; there now beneath it rivers, its food and shades 
 are perpetual; this is the requital of those who guarded 
 (against evil), and the requital of the unbelievers is the 

 36. And those to whom We have given the Book rejoice in that 
 which has been revealed to you, and of the confederates are 
 some who deny a part of it. Say: I am only commanded that I 
 should serve Allah and not associate anything with Him, to 
 Him do I invite (you) and to Him is my return.

 37. And thus have We revealed it, a true judgment in Arabic, 
 and if you follow their low desires after what has come to 
 you of knowledge, you shall not have against Allah any 
 guardian or a protector.

 38. And certainly We sent apostles before you and gave them 
 wives and children, and it is not in (the power of) an 
 apostle to bring a sign except by Allah's permission; for 
 every term there is an appointment.

 39. Allah makes to pass away and establishes what He 
 pleases, and with Him is the basis of the Book.

 40. And We will either let you see part of what We threaten 
 them with or cause you to die, for only the delivery of the 
 message is (incumbent) on you, while calling (them) to 
 account is Our (business).

 41. Do they not see that We are bringing destruction upon 
 the land by curtailing it of its sides? And Allah pronounces 
 a doom-- there is no repeller of His decree, and He is swift 
 to take account.

 42. And those before them did indeed make plans, but all 
 planning is Allah's; He knows what every soul earns, and the 
 unbelievers shall come to know for whom is the (better) 
 issue of the abode.

 43. And those who disbelieve say: You are not a messenger. 
 Say: Allah is sufficient as a witness between me and you and 
 whoever has knowledge of the Book.