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017 TheIsraelites

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

 1. Glory be to Him Who made His servant to go on a night 
 from the Sacred Mosque to the remote mosque of which We have 
 blessed the precincts, so that We may show to him some of 
 Our signs; surely He is the Hearing, the Seeing.

 2. And We gave Musa the Book and made it a guidance to the 
 children of Israel, saying: Do not take a protector besides 

 3. The offspring of those whom We bore with Nuh; surely he 
 was a grateful servant.

 4. And We had made known to the children of Israel in the 
 Book: Most certainly you will make mischief in the land 
 twice, and most certainly you will behave insolently with 
 great insolence.

 5. So when the promise for the first of the two came, We 
 sent over you Our servants, of mighty prowess, so they went 
 to and fro among the houses, and it was a promise to be 

 6. Then We gave you back the turn to prevail against them, 
 and aided you with wealth and children and made you a 
 numerous band.

 7. If you do good, you will do good for your own souls, and 
 if you do evil, it shall be for them. So when the second 
 promise came (We raised another people) that they may bring 
 you to grief and that they may enter the mosque as they 
 entered it the first time, and that they might destroy 
 whatever they gained ascendancy over with utter destruction.

 8. It may be that your Lord will have mercy on you, and if 
 you again return (to disobedience) We too will return (to 
 punishment), and We have made hell a prison for the 

 9. Surely this Quran guides to that which is most upright 
 and gives good news to the believers who do good that they 
 shall have a great reward.

 10. And that (as for) those who do not believe in the 
 hereafter, We have prepared for them a painful chastisement.

 11. And man prays for evil as he ought to pray for good, and 
 man is ever hasty.

 12. And We have made the night and the day two signs, then 
 We have made the sign of the night to pass away and We have 
 made the sign of the day manifest, so that you may seek 
 grace from your Lord, and that you might know the numbering 
 of years and the reckoning; and We have explained everything 
 with distinctness.

 13. And We have made every man's actions to cling to his 
 neck, and We will bring forth to him on the resurrection day 
 a book which he will find wide open:

 14. Read your book; your own self is sufficient as a 
 reckoner against you this day.

 15. Whoever goes aright, for his own soul does he go aright; 
 and whoever goes astray, to its detriment only does he go 
 astray: nor can the bearer of a burden bear the burden of 
 another, nor do We chastise until We raise an apostle.

 16. And when We wish to destroy a town, We send Our 
 commandment to the people of it who lead easy lives, but 
 they transgress therein; thus the word proves true against 
 it, so We destroy it with utter destruction. 

 17. And how many of the generations did We destroy after 
 Nuh! and your Lord is sufficient as Knowing and Seeing with 
 regard to His servants' faults. 

 18. Whoever desires this present life, We hasten to him 
 therein what We please for whomsoever We desire, then We 
 assign to him the hell; he shall enter it despised, driven 

 19. And whoever desires the hereafter and strives for it as 
 he ought to strive and he is a believer; (as for) these, 
 their striving shall surely be accepted. 

 20. All do We aid-- these as well as those-- out of the bounty 
 of your Lord, and the bounty of your Lord is not confined. 

 21. See how We have made some of them to excel others, and 
 certainly the hereafter is much superior in respect of 

 22. Do not associate with Allah any other god, lest you sit 
 down despised, neglected. 

 23. And your Lord has commanded that you shall not serve 
 (any) but Him, and goodness to your parents. If either or 
 both of them reach old age with you, say not to them (so 
 much as) "Ugh" nor chide them, and speak to them a generous 

 24. And make yourself submissively gentle to them with 
 compassion, and say: O my Lord! have compassion on them, as 
 they brought me up (when I was) little. 

 25. Your Lord knows best what is in your minds; if you are 
 good, then He is surely Forgiving to those who turn (to Him) 

 26. And give to the near of kin his due and (to) the needy 
 and the wayfarer, and do not squander wastefully. 

 27. Surely the squanderers are the fellows of the Shaitans 
 and the Shaitan is ever ungrateful to his Lord. 

 28. And if you turn away from them to seek mercy from your 
 Lord, which you hope for, speak to them a gentle word. 

 29. And do not make your hand to be shackled to your neck 
 nor stretch it forth to the utmost (limit) of its stretching 
 forth, lest you should (afterwards) sit down blamed, 
 stripped off. 

 30. Surely your Lord makes plentiful the means of 
 subsistence for whom He pleases and He straitens (them); 
 surely He is ever Aware of, Seeing, His servants. 

 31. And do not kill your children for fear of poverty; We 
 give them sustenance and yourselves (too); surely to kill 
 them is a great wrong. 

 32. And go not nigh to fornication; surely it is an 
 indecency and an evil way. 

 33. And do not kill any one whom Allah has forbidden, except 
 for a just cause, and whoever is slain unjustly, We have 
 indeed given to his heir authority, so let him not exceed 
 the just limits in slaying; surely he is aided. 

 34. And draw not near to the property of the orphan except 
 in a goodly way till he attains his maturity and fulfill the 
 promise; surely (every) promise shall be questioned about. 

 35. And give full measure when you measure out, and weigh 
 with a true balance; this is fair and better in the end. 

 36. And follow not that of which you have not the knowledge; 
 surely the hearing and the sight and the heart, all of 
 these, shall be questioned about that. 

 37. And do not go about in the land exultingly, for you 
 cannot cut through the earth nor reach the mountains in 

 38. All this-- the evil of it-- is hateful in the sight of your 

 39. This is of what your Lord has revealed to you of wisdom, 
 and do not associate any other god with Allah lest you 
 should be thrown into hell, blamed, cast away. 

 40. What! has then your Lord preferred to give you sons, and 
 (for Himself) taken daughters from among the angels? Most 
 surely you utter a grievous saying. 

 41. And certainly We have repeated (warnings) in this Quran 
 that they may be mindful, but it does not add save to their 

 42. Say: If there were with Him gods as they say, then 
 certainly they would have been able to seek a way to the 
 Lord of power. 

 43. Glory be to Him and exalted be He in high exaltation 
 above what they say. 

 44. The seven heavens declare His glory and the earth (too), 
 and those who are in them; and there is not a single thing 
 but glorifies Him with His praise, but you do not understand 
 their glorification; surely He is Forbearing, Forgiving. 

 45. And when you recite the Quran, We place between you and 
 those who do not believe in the hereafter a hidden barrier; 

 46. And We have placed coverings on their hearts and a 
 heaviness in their ears lest they understand it, and when 
 you mention your Lord alone in the Quran they turn their 
 backs in aversion. 

 47. We know best what they listen to when they listen to 
 you, and when they take counsel secretly, when the unjust 
 say: You follow only a man deprived of reason. 

 48. See what they liken you to! So they have gone astray and 
 cannot find the way. 

 49. And they say: What! when we shall have become bones and 
 decayed particles, shall we then certainly be raised up, 
 being a new creation? 

 50. Say: Become stones or iron, 

 51. Or some other creature of those which are too hard (to 
 receive life) in your minds! But they will say: Who will 
 return us? Say: Who created you at first. Still they will 
 shake their heads at you and say: When will it be? Say: 
 Maybe it has drawn nigh. 

 52. On the day when He will call you forth, then shall you 
 obey Him, giving Him praise, and you will think that you 
 tarried but a little (while). 

 53. And say to My servants (that) they speak that which is 
 best; surely the Shaitan sows dissensions among them; surely 
 the Shaitan is an open enemy to man. 

 54. Your Lord knows you best; He will have mercy on you if 
 He pleases, or He will chastise you if He pleases; and We 
 have not sent you as being in charge of them. SS. And your 
 Lord best knows those who are in the heavens and the earth; 
 and certainly We have made some of the prophets to excel 
 others, and to Dawood We gave a scripture. 

 56. Say: Call on those whom you assert besides Him, so they 
 shall not control the removal of distress from you nor (its) 

 57. Those whom they call upon, themselves seek the means of 
 access to their Lord-- whoever of them is nearest-- and they 
 hope for His mercy and fear His chastisement; surely the 
 chastisement of your Lord is a thing to be cautious of. 

 58. And there is not a town but We will destroy it before 
 the day of resurrection or chastise it with a severe 
 chastisement; this is written in the Divine ordinance. 

 59. And nothing could have hindered Us that We should send 
 signs except that the ancients rejected them; and We gave to 
 Samood the she-camel-- a manifest sign-- but on her account they 
 did injustice, and We do not send signs but to make (men) 

 60. And when We said to you: Surely your Lord encompasses 
 men; and We did not make the vision which We showed you but 
 a trial for men and the cursed tree in the Quran as well; 
 and We cause them to fear, but it only adds to their great 

 61. And when We said to the angels: Make obeisance to Adam; 
 they made obeisance, but Iblis (did it not). He said: Shall 
 I make obeisance to him whom Thou hast created of dust? 

 62. He said: Tell me, is this he whom Thou hast honored 
 above me? If Thou shouldst respite me to the day of 
 resurrection, I will most certainly cause his progeny to 
 perish except a few. 

 63. He said: Be gone! for whoever of them will follow you, 
 then surely hell is your recompense, a full recompense: 

 64. And beguile whomsoever of them you can with your voice, 
 and collect against them your forces riding and on foot, and 
 share with them in wealth and children, and hold out 
 promises to them; and the Shaitan makes not promises to them 
 but to deceive: 

 65. Surely (as for) My servants, you have no authority over 
 them; and your Lord is sufficient as a Protector. 

 66. Your Lord is He Who speeds the ships for you in the sea 
 that you may seek of His grace; surely He is ever Merciful 
 to you. 

 67. And when distress afflicts you in the sea, away go those 
 whom you call on except He; but when He brings you safe to 
 the land, you turn aside; and man is ever ungrateful. 

 68. What! Do you then feel secure that He will not cause a 
 tract of land to engulf you or send on you a tornado? Then 
 you shall not find a protector for yourselves. 

 69. Or, do you feel secure that He will (not) take you back 
 into it another time, then send on you a fierce gale and 
 thus drown you on account of your ungratefulness? Then you 
 shall not find any aider against Us in the matter. 

 70. And surely We have honored the children of Adam, and We 
 carry them in the land and the sea, and We have given them 
 of the good things, and We have made them to excel by an 
 appropriate excellence over most of those whom We have 

 71. (Remember) the day when We will call every people with 
 their Imam; then whoever is given his book in his right 
 hand, these shall read their book; and they shall not be 
 dealt with a whit unjustly. 

 72. And whoever is blind in this, he shall (also) be blind 
 in the hereafter; and more erring from the way. 

 73. And surely they had purposed to turn you away from that 
 which We have revealed to you, that you should forge against 
 Us other than that, and then they would certainly have taken 
 you for a friend. 

 74. And had it not been that We had already established you, 
 you would certainly have been near to incline to them a 

 75. In that case We would certainly have made you to taste a 
 double (punishment) in this life and a double (punishment) 
 after death, then you would not have found any helper 
 against Us. 

 76. And.surely they purposed to unsettle you from the land 
 that they might expel you from it, and in that case they 
 will not tarry behind you but a little. 

 77. (This is Our) course with regard to those of Our 
 apostles whom We sent before you, and you shall not find a 
 change in Our course. 

 78. Keep up prayer from the declining of the sun till the 
 darkness of the night and the morning recitation; surely the 
 morning recitation is witnessed. 

 79. And during a part of the night, pray Tahajjud beyond 
 what is incumbent on you; maybe your Lord will raise you to 
 a position of great glory. 

 80. And say: My Lord! make me to enter a goodly entering, 
 and cause me to go forth a goodly going forth, and grant me 
 from near Thee power to assist (me). 

 81. And say: The truth has come and the falsehood has 
 vanished; surely falsehood is a vanishing (thing). 

 82. And We reveal of the Quran that which is a healing and a 
 mercy to the believers, and it adds only to the perdition of 
 the unjust. 

 83. And when We bestow favor on man, he turns aside and 
 behaves proudly, and when evil afflicts him, he is 

 84. Say: Every one acts according to his manner; but your 
 Lord best knows who is best guided in the path. 

 85. And they ask you about the soul. Say: The soul is one of 
 the commands of my Lord, and you are not given aught of 
 knowledge but a little. 

 86. And if We please, We should certainly take away that 
 which We have revealed to you, then you would not find for 
 it any protector against Us. 

 87. But on account of mercy from your Lord-- surely His grace 
 to you is abundant. 

 88. Say: If men and jinn should combine together to bring 
 the like of this Quran, they could not bring the like of it, 
 though some of them were aiders of others. 

 89. And certainly We have explained for men in this Quran 
 every kind of similitude, but most men do not consent to 
 aught but denying. 

 90. And they say: We will by no means believe in you until 
 you cause a fountain to gush forth from the earth for us. 

 91. Or you should have a garden of palms and grapes in the 
 midst of which you should cause rivers to flow forth, 
 gushing out. 

 92. Or you should cause the heaven to come down upon us in 
 pieces as you think, or bring Allah and the angels face to 
 face (with us). 

 93. Or you should have a house of gold, or you should ascend 
 into heaven, and we will not believe in your ascending until 
 you bring down to us a book which we may read. Say: Glory be 
 to my Lord; am I aught but a mortal apostle? 

 94. And nothing prevented people from believing when the 
 guidance came to them except that they said: What! has Allah 
 raised up a mortal to be an apostle? 

 95. Say: Had there been in the earth angels walking about as 
 settlers, We would certainly have sent down to them from the 
 heaven an angel as an apostle. 

 96. Say: Allah suffices as a witness between me and you; 
 surely He is Aware of His servants, Seeing. 

 97. And whomsoever Allah guides, he is the follower of the 
 right way, and whomsoever He causes to err, you shall not 
 find for him guardians besides Him; and We will gather them 
 together on the day of resurrection on their faces, blind 
 and dumb and deaf; their abode is hell; whenever it becomes 
 allayed We will add to their burning. 

 98. This is their retribution because they disbelieved in 
 Our communications and said What! when we shall have become 
 bones and decayed particles, shall we then indeed be raised 
 up into a new creation? 

 99. Do they not consider that Allah, Who created the heavens 
 and the earth, is able to create their like, and He has 
 appointed for them a doom about which there is no doubt? But 
 the unjust do not consent to aught but denying. 

 100. Say: If you control the treasures of the mercy of my 
 Lord, then you would withhold (them) from fear of spending, 
 and man is niggardly. 

 101. And certainly We gave Musa nine clear signs; so ask the 
 children of Israel. When he came to them, Firon said to him: 
 Most surely I deem you, O Musa, to be a man deprived of 

 102. He said: Truly you know that none but the Lord of the 
 heavens and the earth has sent down these as clear proof and 
 most surely I believe you, O Firon, to be given over to 

 103. So he desired to destroy them out of the earth, but We 
 drowned him and those with him all together; 

 104. And We said to the Israelites after him: Dwell in the 
 land: and when the promise of the next life shall come to 
 pass, we will bring you both together in judgment. 

 105. And with truth have We revealed it, and with truth did 
 it come; and We have not sent you but as the giver of good 
 news and as a warner. 

 106. And it is a Quran which We have revealed in portions so 
 that you may read it to the people by slow degrees, and We 
 have revealed it, revealing in portions. 

 107. Say: Believe in it or believe not; surely those who are 
 given the knowledge before it fall down on their faces, 
 making obeisance when it is recited to them. 

 108. And they say: Glory be to our Lord! most surely the 
 promise of our Lord was to be fulfilled. 

 109. And they fall down on their faces weeping, and it adds 
 to their humility. 

 110. Say: Call upon Allah or call upon, the Beneficent God; 
 whichever you call upon, He has the best names; and do not 
 utter your prayer with a very raised voice nor be silent 
 with regard to it, and seek a way between these. 

 111. And say: (All) praise is due to Allah, Who has not 
 taken a son and Who has not a partner in the kingdom, and 
 Who has not a helper to save Him from disgrace; and proclaim 
 His greatness magnifying (Him).