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

 1. Allah's commandment has come, therefore do not desire to 
 hasten it; glory be to Him, and highly exalted be He above 
 what they associate (with Him).

 2. He sends down the angels with the inspiration by His 
 commandment on whom He pleases of His servants, saying: Give 
 the warning that there is no god but Me, therefore be 
 careful (of your duty) to Me.

 3. He created the heavens and the earth with the truth, 
 highly exalted be He above what they associate (with Him).

 4. He created man from a small seed and lo! he is an open 

 5. And He created the cattle for you; you have in them warm 
 clothing and (many) advantages, and of them do you eat.

 6. And there is beauty in them for you when you drive them 
 back (to home), and when you send them forth (to pasture).

 7. And they carry your heavy loads to regions which you 
 could not reach but with distress of the souls; most surely 
 your Lord is Compassionate, Merciful.

 8. And (He made) horses and mules and asses that you might 
 ride upon them and as an ornament; and He creates what you 
 do not know.

 9. And upon Allah it rests to show the right way, and there 
 are some deviating (ways); and if He please He would 
 certainly guide you all aright.

 10. He it is Who sends down water from the cloud for you; it 
 gives drink, and by it (grow) the trees upon which you 

 11. He causes to grow for you thereby herbage, and the 
 olives, and the palm trees, and the grapes, and of all the 
 fruits; most surely there is a sign in this for a people who 

 12. And He has made subservient for you the night and the 
 day and the sun and the moon, and the stars are made 
 subservient by His commandment; most surely there are signs 
 in this for a people who ponder;

 13. And what He has created in the earth of varied hues most 
 surely there is a sign in this for a people who are mindful.

 14. And He it is Who has made the sea subservient that you 
 may eat fresh flesh from it and bring forth from it 
 ornaments which you wear, and you see the ships cleaving 
 through it, and that you might seek of His bounty and that 
 you may give thanks.

 15. And He has cast great mountains in the earth lest it 
 might be convulsed with you, and rivers and roads that you 
 may go aright,

 16. And landmarks; and by the stars they find the right way.

 17. Is He then Who creates like him who does not create? Do 
 you not then mind?

 18. And if you would count Allah's favors, you will not be 
 able to number them; most surely Allah is Forgiving, 

 19. And Allah knows what you conceal and what you do openly.

 20. And those whom they call on besides Allah have not 
 created anything while they are themselves created;

 21. Dead (are they), not living, and they know not when they 
 shall be raised.

 22. Your God is one God; so (as for) those who do not 
 believe m the hereafter, their hearts are ignorant and they 
 are proud.

 23. Truly Allah knows what they hide and what they manifest; 
 surely He does not love the proud.

 24. And when it is said to them, what is it that your Lord 
 has revealed? They say: Stories of the ancients;

 25. That they may bear their burdens entirely on the day of 
 resurrection and also of the burdens of those whom they lead 
 astray without knowledge; now surely evil is what they bear.

 26. Those before them did indeed devise plans, but Allah 
 demolished their building from the foundations, so the roof 
 fell down on them from above them, and the punishment came 
 to them from whence they did not perceive.

 27. Then on the resurrection day He will bring them to 
 disgrace and say: Where are the associates you gave Me, for 
 whose sake you became hostile? Those who are given the 
 knowledge will say: Surely the disgrace and the evil are 
 this day upon the unbelievers:

 28. Those whom the angels cause to die while they are unjust 
 to themselves. Then would they offer submission: We used not 
 to do any evil. Aye! surely Allah knows what you did.

 29. Therefore enter the gates of hell, to abide therein; so 
 certainly evil is the dwelling place of the proud.

 30. And it is said to those who guard (against evil): What 
 is it that your Lord has revealed? They say, Good. For those 
 who do good in this world is good, and certainly the abode 
 of the hereafter is better; and certainly most excellent is 
 the abode of those who guard (against evil);

 31. The gardens of perpetuity, they shall enter them, rivers 
 flowing beneath them; they shall have in them what they 
 please. Thus does Allah reward those who guard (against 

 32. Those whom the angels cause to die in a good state, 
 saying: Peace be on you: enter the garden for what you did.

 33. They do not wait aught but that the angels should come 
 to them or that the commandment of your Lord should come to 
 pass. Thus did those before them; and Allah was not unjust 
 to them, but they were unjust to themselves.

 34. So the evil (consequences) of what they did shall 
 afflict them and that which they mocked shall encompass 

 35. And they who give associates (to Allah) say: If Allah 
 had pleased, we would not have served anything besides 
 Allah, (neither) we nor our fathers, nor would we have 
 prohibited anything without (order from) Him. Thus did those 
 before them; is then aught incumbent upon the apostles 
 except a plain delivery (of the message)?

 36. And certainly We raised in every nation an apostle 
 saying: Serve Allah and shun the Shaitan. So there were some 
 of them whom Allah guided and there were others against whom 
 error was due; therefore travel in the land, then see what 
 was the.end of the rejecters.

 37. If you desire for their guidance, yet surely Allah does 
 not guide him who leads astray, nor shall they have any 

 38. And they swear by Allah with the most energetic of their 
 oaths: Allah will not raise up him who dies. Yea! it is a 
 promise binding on Him, quite true, but most people do not 

 39. So that He might make manifest to them that about which 
 they differ, and that those who disbelieve might know that 
 they were liars.

 40. Our word for a thing when We intend it, is only that We 
 say to it, Be, and it is. 

 41. And those who fly for Allah's sake after they are 
 oppressed, We will most certainly give them a good abode in 
 the world, and the reward of the hereafter is certainly much 
 greater, did they but know;

 42. Those who are patient and on their Lord do they rely.

 43. And We did not send before you any but men to whom We 
 sent revelation-- so ask the followers of the Reminder if you 
 do not know-- 

 44. With clear arguments and scriptures; and We have 
 revealed to you the Reminder that you may make clear to men 
 what has been revealed to them, and that haply they may 

 45. Do they then who plan evil (deeds) feel secure (of this) 
 that Allah will not cause the earth to swallow them or that 
 punishment may not overtake them from whence they do not 

 46. Or that He may not seize them in the course of their 
 journeys, then shall they not escape;

 47. Or that He may not seize them by causing them to suffer 
 gradual loss, for your Lord is most surely Compassionate, 

 48. Do they not consider every thing that Allah has created? 
 Its (very) shadows return from right and left, making 
 obeisance to Allah while they are in utter abasement.

 49. And whatever creature that is in the heavens and that is 
 in the earth makes obeisance to Allah (only), and the angels 
 (too) and they do not show pride.

 50. They fear their Lord above them and do what they are 

 51. And Allah has said: Take not two gods, He is only one 
 God; so of Me alone should you be afraid.

 52. And whatever is in the heavens and the earth is His, and 
 to Him should obedience be (rendered) constantly; will you 
 then guard against other than (the punishment of) Allah?

 53. And whatever favor is (bestowed) on you it is from 
 Allah; then when evil afflicts you, to Him do you cry for 

 54. Yet when He removes the evil from you, lo ! a party of 
 you associate others with their Lord; 

 55. So that they be ungrateful for what We have given them; 
 then enjoy yourselves; for soon will you know

 56. And they set apart for what they do not know a portion 
 of what We have given them. By Allah, you shall most 
 certainly be questioned about that which you forged. 

 57. And they ascribe daughters to Allah, glory be to Him; 
 and for themselves (they would have) what they desire.

 58. And when a daughter is announced to one of them his face 
 becomes black and he is full of wrath.

 59. He hides himself from the people because of the evil of 
 that which is announced to him. Shall he keep it with 
 disgrace or bury it (alive) in the dust? Now surely evil is 
 what they judge.

 60. For those who do not believe in the hereafter is an evil 
 attribute, and Allah's is the loftiest attribute; and He is 
 the Mighty, the Wise.

 61. And if Allah had destroyed men for their iniquity, He 
 would not leave on the earth a single creature, but He 
 respites them till an appointed time; so when their doom 
 will come they shall not be able to delay (it) an hour nor 
 can they bring (it) on (before its time).

 62. And they ascribe to Allah what they (themselves) hate 
 and their tongues relate the lie that they shall have the 
 good; there is no avoiding it that for them is the fire and 
 that they shall be sent before.

 63. By Allah, most certainly We sent (apostles) to nations 
 before you, but the Shaitan made their deeds fair-seeming to 
 them, so he is their guardian today, and they shall have a 
 painful punishment.

 64. And We have not revealed to you the Book except that you 
 may make clear to them that about which they differ, ind 
 (as) a guidance and a mercy for a people who believe.

 65. And Allah has sent down water from the cloud and 
 therewith given life to the earth after its death; most 
 surely there is a sign in this for a people who would 

 66. And most surely there is a lesson for you in the cattle; 
 We give you to drink of what is in their bellies-- from 
 betwixt the feces and the blood-- pure milk, easy and 
 agreeable to swallow for those who drink.

 67. And of the fruits of the palms and the grapes-- you obtain 
 from them intoxication and goodly provision; most surely 
 there is a sign in this for a people who ponder.

 68. And your Lord revealed to the bee saying: Make hives in 
 the mountains and in the trees and in what they build:

 69. Then eat of all the fruits and walk in the ways of your 
 Lord submissively. There comes forth from within it a 
 beverage of many colours, in which there is healing for men; 
 most surely there is a sign in this for a people who 

 70. And Allah has created you, then He causes you to die, 
 and of you is he who is brought back to the worst part of 
 life, so that after having knowledge he does not know 
 anything; surely Allah is Knowing, Powerful.

 71. And Allah has made some of you excel others in the means 
 of subsistence, so those who are made to excel do not give 
 away their sustenance to those whom their right hands 
 possess so that they should be equal therein; is it then the 
 favor of Allah which they deny?

 72. And Allah has made wives for you from among yourselves, 
 and has given you sons and grandchildren from your wives, 
 and has given you of the good things; is it then in the 
 falsehood that they believe while it is in the favor of 
 Allah that they disbelieve?

 73. And they serve besides Allah that which does not control 
 for them any sustenance at all from the heavens and the 
 earth, nor have they any power.

 74. Therefore do not give likenesses to Allah; surely Allah 
 knows and you do not know.

 75. Allah sets forth a parable: (consider) a slave, the 
 property of another, (who) has no power over anything, and 
 one whom We have granted from Ourselves a goodly sustenance 
 so he spends from it secretly and openly; are the two alike? 
 (All) praise is due to Allah! Nay, most of them do not know.

 76. And Allah sets forth a parable of two men; one of them 
 is dumb, not able to do anything, and he is a burden to his 
 master; wherever he sends him, he brings no good; can he be 
 held equal with him who enjoins what is just, and he 
 (himself) is on the right path?

 77. And Allah's is the unseen of the heavens and the earth; 
 and the matter of the hour is but as the twinkling of an eye 
 or it is higher still; surely Allah has power over all 

 78. And Allah has brought you forth from the wombs of your 
 mothers-- you did not know anything-- and He gave you hearing 
 and sight and hearts that you may give thanks.

 79. Do they not see the birds, constrained in the middle of 
 the sky? None withholds them but Allah; most surely there 
 are signs in this for a people who believe.

 80. And Allah has given you a place to abide in your houses, 
 and He has given you tents.of the skins of cattle which you 
 find light to carry on the day of your march and on the day 
 of your halting, and of their wool and their fur and their 
 hair (He has given you) household stuff and a provision for 
 a time. 

 81. And Allah has made for you of what He has created 
 shelters, and He has given you in the mountains places of 
 retreat, and He has given you garments to preserve you from 
 the heat and coats of mail to preserve you in your 
 fighting; even thus does He complete His favor upon you, 
 that haply you may submit. 

 82. But if they turn back, then on you devolves only the 
 clear deliverance (of the message). 

 83. They recognize the favor of Allah, yet they deny it, and 
 most of them are ungrateful. 

 84. And on the day when We will raise up a witness out of 
 every nation, then shall no permission be given to those who 
 E disbelieve, nor shall they be made to solicit favor. 

 85. And when those who are unjust shall see the 
 chastisement, it shall not be lightened for them, nor shall 
 they be respited. . 

 86. And when those who associate (others with Allah) shall 
 see their associate-gods, they shall say: Our Lord, these 
 are our associate-gods on whom we called besides Thee. But 
 they will give them back the reply: Most surely you are 

 87. And they shall tender submission to Allah on that day; 
 and what they used to forge shall depart from them. 

 88. (As for) those who disbelieve and turn away from Allah's 
 way, We will add chastisement to their chastisement because 
 they made mischief. 

 89. And on the day when We will raise up in every people a 
 witness against them from among themselves, and bring you as 
 a witness against these-- and We have revealed the Book to 
 you explaining clearly everything, and a guidance and mercy 
 and good news for those who submit. 

 90. Surely Allah enjoins the doing of justice and the doing 
 of good (to others) and the giving to the kindred, and He 
 forbids indecency and evil and rebellion; He admonishes you 
 that you may be mindful. 

 91. And fulfill the covenant of Allah when you have made a 
 covenant, and do not break the oaths after making them fast, 
 and you have indeed made Allah a surety for you; surely 
 Allah I . knows what you do.

 92. And be not like her who unravels her yarn, 
 disintegrating it into pieces after she has spun it 
 strongly. You make your oaths to be means of deceit between 
 you because (one) nation is more numerous than (another) 
 nation. Allah only tries you by this; and He will most 
 certainly make clear to you on the resurrection day that 
 about which you differed.

 93. And if Allah please He would certainly make you a single 
 nation, but He causes to err whom He pleases and guides whom 
 He pleases; and most certainly you will be questioned as to 
 what you did.

 94. And do not make your oaths a means of deceit between 
 you, lest a foot should slip after its stability and you 
 should taste evil because you turned away from Allah's way 
 and grievous punishment be your (lot).

 95. And do not take a small price in exchange for Allah's 
 covenant; surely what is with Allah is better for you, did 
 you but know.

 96. What is with you passes away and what is with Allah is 
 enduring; and We will most certainly give to those who are 
 patient their reward for the best of what they did.

 97. Whoever does good whether male or female and he is a 
 believer, We will most certainly make him live a happy life, 
 and We will most certainly give them their reward for the 
 best of what they did.

 98. So when you recite the Quran, seek refuge with Allah 
 from the accursed Shaitan,

 99. Surely he has no authority over those who believe and 
 rely on their Lord.

 100. His authority is only over those who befriend him and 
 those who associate others with Him.

 101. And when We change (one) communication for (another) 
 communication, and Allah knows best what He reveals, they 
 say: You are only a forger. Nay, most of them do not know.

 102. Say: The Holy spirit has revealed it from your Lord 
 with the truth, that it may establish those who believe and 
 as a guidance and good news for those who submit.

 103. And certainly We know that they say: Only a mortal 
 teaches him. The tongue of him whom they reproach is 
 barbarous, and this is clear Arabic tongue.

 104. (As for) those who do not believe in Allah's 
 communications, surely Allah will not guide them, and they 
 shall have a painful punishment.

 105. Only they forge the lie who do not believe in Allah's 
 communications, and these are the liars. 

 106. He who disbelieves in Allah after his having believed, 
 not he who is compelled while his heart is at rest on 
 account of faith, but he who opens (his) breast to 
 disbelief-- on these is the wrath of Allah, and they shall 
 have a grievous chastisement.

 107. This is because they love this world's life more than 
 the hereafter, and because Allah does not guide the 
 unbelieving people.

 108. These are they on whose hearts and their hearing and 
 their eyes Allah has set a seal, and these are the heedless 

 109. No doubt that in the hereafter they will be the losers.

 110. Yet surely your Lord, with respect to those who fly 
 after they are persecuted, then they struggle hard and are 
 patient, most surely your Lord after that is Forgiving, 

 111. (Remember) the day when every soul shall come, pleading 
 for itself and every soul shall be paid in full what it has 
 done, and they shall not be dealt with unjustly.

 112. And Allah sets forth a parable: (Consider) a town safe 
 and secure to which its means of subsistence come in 
 abundance from every quarter; but it became ungrateful to 
 Allah's favors, therefore Allah made it to taste the utmost 
 degree of hunger and fear because of what they wrought.

 113. And certainly there came to them an Apostle from among 
 them, but they rejected him, so the punishment overtook them 
 while they were unjust.

 114. Therefore eat of what Allah has given you, lawful and 
 good (things), and give thanks for Allah's favor if Him do 
 you serve.

 115. He has only forbidden you what dies of itself and blood 
 and flesh of swine and that over which any other name than 
 that of Allah has been invoked, but whoever is driven to 
 necessity, not desiring nor exceeding the limit, then surely 
 Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.

 116. And, for what your tongues describe, do not utter the 
 lie, (saying) This is lawful and this is unlawful, in order 
 to forge a lie against Allah; surely those who forge the lie 
 against Allah shall not prosper.

 117. A little enjoyment and they shall have a painful 

 118. And for those who were Jews We prohibited what We have 
 related to you already, and We did them no injustice, but 
 they were unjust to themselves. 

 119. Yet surely your Lord, with respect to those who do an 
 evil in ignorance, then turn after that and make amends, 
 most surely your Lord after that is Forgiving, Merciful. 

 120. Surely Ibrahim was an exemplar, obedient to Allah, 
 upright, and he was not of the polytheists. 

 121. Grateful for His favors; He chose him and guided him on 
 the right path. 

 122. And We gave him good in this world, and in the next he 
 will most surely be among the good. 

 123. Then We revealed to you: Follow the faith of Ibrahim, 
 the upright one, and he was not of the polytheists. 

 124. The Sabbath was ordained only for those who differed 
 about it, and most surely your Lord will judge between them 
 on the resurrection day concerning that about which they 

 125. Call to the way of your Lord with wisdom and goodly 
 exhortation, and have disputations with them in the best 
 manner; surely your Lord best knows those who go astray from 
 His path, and He knows best those who follow the right way. 

 126. And if you take your turn, then retaliate with the like 
 of that with which you were afflicted; but if you are 
 patient, it will certainly be best for those who are 

 127. And be patient and your patience is not but by (the 
 assistance of) Allah, and grieve not for them, and do not 
 distress yourself at what they plan. 

 128. Surely Allah is with those who guard (against evil) and 
 those who do good (to others).