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014 Ibrahim

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

 1. Alif Lam Ra. (This is) a Book which We have revealed to 
 you that you may bring forth men, by their Lord's permission 
 from utter darkness into light-- to the way of the Mighty, the 
 Praised One,

 2. (Of) Allah, Whose is whatever is in the heavens and 
 whatever Is in the earth; and woe to the unbelievers on 
 account of the severe chastisement,

 3. (To) those who love this world's life more than the 
 hereafter, and turn away from Allah's path and desire to 
 make it crooked; these are in a great error.

 4. And We did not send any apostle but with the language of 
 his people, so that he might explain to them clearly; then 
 Allah makes whom He pleases err and He guides whom He 
 pleases and He is the Mighty, the Wise.

 5. And certainly We sent Musa with Our communications, 
 saying: Bring forth your people from utter darkness into 
 light and remind them of the days of Allah; most surely 
 there are signs in this for every patient, grateful one.

 6. And when Musa said to his people: Call to mind Allah's 
 favor to you when He delivered you from Firon's people, who 
 subjected you to severe torment, and slew your sons and 
 spared your women; and in this there was a great trial from 
 your Lord.

 7. And when your Lord made it known: If you are grateful, I 
 would certainly give to you more, and if you are ungrateful, 
 My chastisement is truly severe.

 8. And Musa said: If you are ungrateful, you and those on 
 earth all together, most surely Allah is Self-sufficient, 

 9. Has not the account reached you of those before you, of 
 the people of Nuh and Ad and Samood, and those after them? 
 None knows them but Allah. Their apostles come to them with 
 clear arguments, but they thrust their hands into their 
 mouths and said: Surely we deny that with which you are 
 sent, and most surely we are in serious doubt as to that to 
 which you invite us.

 10. Their apostles said: Is there doubt about Allah, the 
 Maker of the heavens and the earth? He invites you to 
 forgive you your faults and to respite you till an appointed 
 term. They said: You are nothing but mortals like us; you 
 wish to turn us away from what our fathers used to worship; 
 bring us therefore some clear authority.

 11. Their apostles said to them: We are nothing but mortals 
 like yourselves, but Allah bestows (His) favors on whom He 
 pleases of His servants, and it is not for us that we should 
 bring you an authority except by Allah's permission; and on 
 Allah should the believers rely.

 12. And what reason have we that we should not rely on 
 Allah? And He has indeed guided us in our ways; and 
 certainly we would bear with patience your persecution of 
 us; and on Allah should the reliant rely.

 13. And those who disbelieved said to their apostles: We 
 will most certainly drive you forth from our land, or else 
 you shall come back into our religion. So their Lord 
 revealed to them: Most certainly We will destroy the unjust.

 14. And most certainly We will settle you in the land after 
 them; this is for him who fears standing in My presence and 
 who fears My threat.

 15. And they asked for judgment and every insolent opposer 
 was disappointed:

 16. Hell is before him and he shall be given to drink of 
 festering water:

 17. He will drink it little by little and will not be able 
 to swallow it agreeably, and death will come to him from 
 every quarter, but he shall not die; and there shall be 
 vehement chastisement before him.

 18. The parable of those who disbelieve in their Lord: their 
 actions are like ashes on which the wind blows hard on a 
 stormy day; they shall not have power over any thing out of 
 what they have earned; this is the great error.

 19. Do you not see that Allah created the heavens and the 
 earth with truth? If He please He will take you off and 
 bring a new creation,

 20. And this is not difficult for Allah.

 21. And they shall all come forth before Allah, then the 
 weak shall say to those who were proud: Surely we were your 
 followers, can you therefore avert from us any part of the 
 chastisement of Allah? They would say: If Allah had guided 
 us, we too would have guided you; it is the same to us 
 whether we are impatient (now) or patient, there is no place 
 for us to fly to.

 22. And the Shaitan shall say after the affair is decided: 
 Surely Allah promised you the promise of truth, and I gave 
 you promises, then failed to keep them to you, and I had no 
 authority over you, except that I called you and you obeyed 
 me, therefore do not blame me but blame yourselves: I cannot 
 be your aider (now) nor can you be my aiders; surely I 
 disbelieved in your associating me with Allah before; surely 
 it is the unjust that shall have the painful punishment.

 23. And those who believe and do good are made to enter 
 gardens, beneath which rivers flow, to abide in them by 
 their Lord's permission; their greeting therein is, Peace.

 24. Have you not considered how Allah sets forth a parable 
 of a good word (being) like a good tree, whose root is firm 
 and whose branches are in heaven,

 25. Yielding its fruit in every season by the permission of 
 its Lord? And Allah sets forth parables for men that they 
 may be mindful.

 26. And the parable of an evil word is as an evil tree 
 pulled up from the earth's surface; it has no stability.

 27. Allah confirms those who believe with the sure word in 
 this world's life and in the hereafter, and Allah causes the 
 unjust to go astray, and Allah does what He pleases.

 28. Have you not seen those who have changed Allah's favor 
 for ungratefulness and made their people to alight into the 
 abode of perdition

 29. (Into j hell? They shall enter into it and an evil place 
 it is to settle in.

 30. And they set up equals with Allah that they may lead 
 (people) astray from His path. Say: Enjoy yourselves, for 
 surely your return is to the fire.

 31. Say to My servants who believe that they should keep up 
 prayer and spend out of what We have given them secretly and 
 openly before the coming of the day in which there shall be 
 no bartering nor mutual befriending.

 32. Allah is He Who created the heavens and the earth and 
 sent down water from the clouds, then brought forth with it 
 fruits as a sustenance for you, and He has made the ships 
 subservient to you, that they might run their course in the 
 sea by His command, and He has made the rivers subservient 
 to you.

 33. And He has made subservient to you the sun and the moon 
 pursuing their courses, and He has made subservient to you 
 the night and the day.

 34. And He gives you of all that you ask Him; and if you 
 count Allah's favors, you will not be able to number them; 
 most surely man is very unjust, very ungrateful.

 35. And when Ibrahim said: My Lord! make this city secure, 
 and save me and my sons from worshipping idols:

 36. My Lord! surely they have led many men astray; then 
 whoever follows me, he is surely of me, and whoever disobeys 
 me, Thou surely arc Forgiving, Merciful:

 37. O our Lord! surely I have settled a part of my offspring 
 in a valley unproductive of fruit near Thy Sacred House, our 
 Lord! that they may keep up prayer; therefore make the 
 hearts of some people yearn towards them and provide them 
 with fruits; haply they may be grateful:

 38. O our Lord! Surely Thou knowest what we hide and what we 
 make public, and nothing in the earth nor any thing in 
 heaven is hidden from Allah:

 39. Praise be to Allah, Who has given me in old age Ismail 
 and Ishaq; most surely my Lord is the Hearer of prayer:

 40. My Lord! make me keep up prayer and from my offspring 
 (too), O our Lord, and accept my prayer:

 41. O our Lord! grant me protection and my parents and the 
 believers on the day when the reckoning shall come to pass!

 42. And do not think Allah to be heedless of what the unjust 
 do; He only respites them to a day on which the eyes shall 
 be fixedly open,

 43. Hastening forward, their heads upraised, their eyes not 
 reverting to them and their hearts vacant.

 44. And warn people of the day when the chastisement shall 
 come to them, then those who were unjust will say: O our 
 Lord! respite us to a near term, (so) we shall respond to 
 Thy call and follow the apostles. What! did you not swear 
 before (that) there will be no passing away for you!

 45. And you dwell in the abodes of those who were unjust to 
 themselves, and it is clear to you how We dealt with them 
 and We have made (them) examples to you.

 46. And they have indeed planned their plan, but their plan 
 is with Allah, though their plan was such that the mountains 
 should pass away thereby.

 47. Therefore do not think Allah (to be one) failing in His 
 promise to His apostles; surely Allah is Mighty, the Lord of 

 48. On the day when the earth shall be changed into a 
 different earth, and the heavens (as well), and they shall 
 come forth before Allah, the One, the Supreme.

 49. And you will see the guilty on that day linked together 
 in chains.

 50. Their shirts made of pitch and the fire covering their 

 51. That Allah may requite each soul (according to) what it 
 has earned; surely Allah is swift in reckoning.

 52. This is a sufficient exposition for the people and that 
 they may be warned thereby, and that they may know that He 
 is One God and that those possessed of understanding may