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021 TheProphets

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

 1. Their reckoning has drawn near to men, and in 
 heedlessness are they turning aside.

 2. There comes not to them a new reminder from their Lord 
 but they hear it while they sport,

 3. Their hearts trifling; and those who are unjust counsel 
 together in secret: He is nothing but a mortal like 
 yourselves; what! will you then yield to enchantment while 
 you see?

 4. He said: My Lord knows what is spoken in the heaven and 
 the earth, and He is the Hearing, the Knowing.

 5. Nay! say they: Medleys of dreams; nay! he has forged it; 
 nay! he is a poet; so let him bring to us a sign as the 
 former (prophets) were sent (with).

 6. There did not believe before them any town which We 
 destroyed, will they then believe?

 7. 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

 8. And We did not make them bodies not eating the food, and 
 they were not to abide (forever).

 9. Then We made Our promise good to them, so We delivered 
 them and those whom We pleased, and We destroyed the ex

 10. Certainly We have revealed to you a Book in which is 
 your good remembrance; what! do you not then understand?

 11. And how many a town which was iniquitous did We 
 demolish, and We raised up after it another people!

 12. So when they felt Our punishment, lo! they began to fly

 13. Do not fly (now) and come back to what you were made to 
 lead easy lives in and to your dwellings, haply you will be 

 14. They said: O woe to us! surely we were unjust.

 15. And this ceased not to be their cry till We made them 

 16. And We did not create the heaven and the earth and what 
 is between them for sport.

 17. Had We wished to make a diversion, We would have made it 
 from before Ourselves: by no means would We do (it).

 18. Nay! We cast the truth against the falsehood, so that it 
 breaks its head, and lo! it vanishes; and woe to you for 
 what you describe;

 19. And whoever is in the heavens and the earth is His; and 
 those who are with Him are not proud to serve Him, nor do 
 they grow weary.

 20. They glorify (Him) by night and day; they are never 

 21. Or have they taken gods from the earth who raise (the 

 22. If there had been in them any gods except Allah, they 
 would both have certainly been in a state of disorder; 
 therefore glory be to Allah, the Lord of the dominion, above 
 what they attribute (to Him).

 23. He cannot be questioned concerning what He does and they 
 shall be questioned.

 24. Or, have they taken gods besides Him? Say: Bring your 
 proof; this is the reminder of those with me and the 
 reminder of those before me. Nay! most of them do not know 
 the truth, so they turn aside.

 25. And We did not send before you any apostle but We 
 revealed to him that there is no god but Me, therefore serve 

 26. And they say: The Beneficent God has taken to Himself a 
 ! son. Glory be to Him. Nay! they are honored servants

 27. They do not precede Him in speech and (only) according 
 to His commandment do they act. 

 28. He knows what is before them and what is behind them, 
 and they do not intercede except for him whom He approves 
 and for fear of Him they tremble.

 29. And whoever of them should say: Surely I am a god 
 besides Him, such a one do We recompense with hell; thus do, 
 We recompense the unjust. 

 30. Do not those who disbelieve see that the heavens and the 
 earth were closed up, but We have opened them; and We have 
 made of water everything living, will they not then believe?

 31. And We have made great mountains in the earth lest it 
 might be convulsed with them, and We have made in it wide 
 ways that they may follow a right direction.

 32. And We have made the heaven a guarded canopy and (yet) 
 they turn aside from its signs.

 33. And He it is Who created the night and the day and the 
 sun and the moon; all (orbs) travel along swiftly in their 
 celestial spheres.

 34. And We did not ordain abiding for any mortal before you. 
 What! Then if you die, will they abide?

 35. Every soul must taste of death and We try you by evil 
 and good by way of probation; and to Us you shall be brought 

 36. And when those who disbelieve see you, they do not take 
 you but for one to be scoffed at: Is this he who speaks of 
 your gods? And they are deniers at the mention of the 
 Beneficent God.

 37. Man is created of haste; now will I show to you My 
 signs, therefore do not ask Me to hasten (them) on.

 38. And they say: When will this threat come to pass if you 
 are truthful?

 39. Had those who disbelieve but known (of the time) when 
 they shall not be able to ward off the fire from their faces 
 nor from their backs, nor shall they be helped.

 40. Nay, it shall come on them all of a sudden and cause 
 them to become confounded, so they shall not have the power 
 to avert it, nor shall they be respited.

 41. And certainly apostles before you were scoffed at, then 
 there befell those of them who scoffed that at which they 
 had scoffed.

 42. Say: Who guards you by night and by day from the 
 Beneficent God? Nay, they turn aside at the mention of their 

 43. Or, have they gods who can defend them against Us? They 
 shall not be able to assist themselves, nor shall they be 
 defended from Us.

 44. Nay, We gave provision to these and their fathers until 
 life was prolonged to them. Do they not then see that We are 
 visiting the land, curtailing it of its sides? Shall they 
 then prevail?

 45. Say: I warn you only by revelation; and the deaf do not 
 hear the call whenever they are warned.

 46. And if a blast of the chastisement of your Lord were to 
 touch them, they will certainly say: O woe to us! surely we 
 were unjust.

 47. And We will set up a just balance on the day of 
 resurrection, so no soul shall be dealt with unjustly in the 
 least; and though there be the weight of a grain of mustard 
 seed, (yet) will We bring it, and sufficient are We to take 

 48. And certainly We gave to Musa and Haroun the Furqan and 
 a light and a reminder for those who would guard (against 

 49. (For) those who fear their Lord in secret and they are 
 fearful of the hour.

 50. And this is a blessed Reminder which We have revealed; 
 will you then deny it?

 51. And certainly We gave to Ibrahim his rectitude before, 
 and We knew him fully well.

 52. When he said to his father and his people: What are 
 these images to whose worship you cleave?

 53. They said: We found our fathers worshipping them.

 54. He said: Certainly you have been, (both) you and your 
 fathers, in manifest error.

 55. They said: Have you brought to us the truth, or are you 
 one of the triflers?

 56. He said: Nay! your Lord is the Lord of the heavens and 
 the earth, Who brought them into existence, and I am of 
 those who bear witness to this:

 57. And, by Allah! I will certainly do something against 
 your idols after you go away, turning back.

 58. So he broke them into pieces, except the chief of them, 
 that haply they may return to it.

 59. They said: Who has done this to our gods? Most surely he 
 is one of the unjust.

 60. They said: We heard a youth called Ibrahim speak of 

 61. Said they: Then bring him before the eyes of the people, 
 perhaps they may bear witness.

 62. They said: Have you done this to our gods, O Ibrahim?

 63. He said: Surely (some doer) has done it; the chief of 
 them is this, therefore ask them, if they can speak.

 64. Then they turned to themselves and said: Surely you 
 yourselves are the unjust;

 65. Then they were made to hang down their heads: Certainly 
 you know that they do not speak.

 66. He said:.What! do you then serve besides Allah what 
 brings you not any benefit at all, nor does it harm you?

 67. Fie on you and on what you serve besides Allah; what! do 
 you not then understand?

 68. They said: Burn him and help your gods, if you are going 
 to do (anything).

 69. We said: O fire! be a comfort and peace to Ibrahim;

 70. And they desired a war on him, but We made them the 
 greatest losers.

 71. And We delivered him as well as Lut (removing them) to 
 the land which We had blessed for all people.

 72. And We gave him Ishaq and Yaqoub, a son's son, and We 
 made (them) all good.

 73. And We made them Imams who guided (people) by Our 
 command, and We revealed to them the doing of good and the 
 keeping up of prayer and the giving of the alms, and Us 
 (alone) did they serve;

 74. And (as for) Lut, We gave him wisdom and knowledge, and 
 We delivered him from the town which wrought abominations; 
 surely they were an evil people, transgressors;

 75. And We took him into Our mercy; surely he was of the 

 76. And Nuh, when he cried aforetime, so We answered him, 
 and delivered him and his followers from the great calamity.

 77. And We helped him against the people who rejected Our 
 communications; surely they were an evil people, so We 
 drowned them all.

 78. And Dawood and Sulaiman when they gave judgment 
 concerning the field when the people's sheep pastured 
 therein by night, and We were bearers of witness to their 

 79. So We.made Sulaiman to understand it; and to each one We 
 gave wisdom and knowledge; and We made the mountains, and 
 the birds to celebrate Our praise with Dawood; and We were 
 the doers.

 80. And We taught him the making of coats of mail for you, 
 that they might protect you in your wars; will you then be 

 81 . And (We made subservient) to Sulaiman the wind blowing 
 violent, pursuing its course by his command to the land 
 which We had blessed, and We are knower of ail things.

 82. And of the rebellious people there were those who dived 
 for him and did other work besides that, and We kept guard 
 over them;

 83. And Ayub, when he cried to his Lord, (saying): Harm has 
 afflicted me, and Thou art the most Merciful of the 

 84. Therefore We responded to him and took off what harm he 
 had, and We gave him his family and the like of them with 
 them: a mercy from Us and a reminder to the worshippers.

 85. And Ismail and Idris and Zulkifl; all were of the 
 patient ones;

 86. And We caused them to enter into Our mercy, surely they 
 were of the good ones.

 87. And Yunus, when he went away in wrath, so he thought 
 that We would not straiten him, so he called out among 
 afflictions: There is no god but Thou, glory be to Thee; 
 surely I am of those who make themselves to suffer loss.

 88. So We responded to him and delivered him from the grief 
 and thus do We deliver the believers.

 89. And Zakariya, when he cried to his Lord: O my Lord leave 
 me not alone; and Thou art the best of inheritors.

 90. So We responded to him and gave him Yahya and made his 
 wife fit for him; surely they used to hasten, one with 
 another In deeds of goodness and to call upon Us, hoping and 
 fearing and they were humble before Us.

 91. And she who guarded her chastity, so We breathed into 
 her of Our inspiration and made her and her son a sign for 
 the nations.

 92. Surely this Islam is your religion, one religion (only), 
 and I am your Lord, therefore serve Me.

 93. And they broke their religion (into sects) between them: 
 to Us shall all come back.

 94. Therefore whoever shall do of good deeds and he is a 
 believer, there shall be no denying of his exertion, and 
 surely We will write (It) down for him.

 95. And it is binding on a town which We destroy that they 
 shall not return.

 96. Even when Gog and Magog are let loose and they shall 
 break forth from every elevated place.

 97. And the true promise shall draw nigh, then lo! the eyes 
 of those who disbelieved shall be fixedly open: O woe to us! 
 surely we were m a state of heedlessness as to this; nay, we 
 were unjust.

 98. Surely you and what you worship besides Allah are the 
 firewood of hell; to it you shall come.

 99. Had these been gods, they would not have come to it and 
 all shall abide therein.

 100. For them therein shall be groaning and therein they 
 shall not hear.

 101. Surely (as for) those for whom the good has already 
 gone forth from Us, they shall be kept far off from it;

 102. They will not hear its faintest sound, and they shall 
 abide in that which their souls long for.

 103. The great fearful event shall not grieve them, and the 
 angels shall meet them: This is your day which you were 

 104. On the day when We will roll up heaven like the rolling 
 up of the scroll for writings, as We originated the first 
 creation, (so) We shall reproduce it; a promise (binding on 
 Us); surely We will bring it about.

 105. And certainly We wrote in the Book after the reminder 
 that (as for) the land, My righteous servants shall inherit 

 106. Most surely in this is a message to a people who serve

 107. And We have hot sent you but as a mercy to the worlds.

 108. Say: It is only revealed to me that your God is one 
 God; will you then submit?

 109. But if they turn back, say: I have given you warning m 
 fairness and I do not know whether what you are threatened 
 with is near or far:

 110. Surely He knows what is spoken openly and He knows what 
 you hide:

 111. And I do not know if this may be a trial for you and a 
 provision till a time.

 112. He said: O my Lord! judge Thou with truth; and our Lord 
 is the Beneficent God, Whose help is sought against what you 
 ascribe (to Him).