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022 ThePilgrimage

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

 1. O people! guard against (the punishment from) your Lord; 
 surely the violence of the hour is a grievous thing.

 2. On the day when you shall see it, every woman giving suck 
 shall quit in confusion what she suckled, and every pregnant 
 woman shall lay down her burden, and you shall see men 
 intoxicated, and they shall not be intoxicated but the 
 chastisement of Allah will be severe.

 3. And among men there is he who disputes about Allah 
 without knowledge and follows every rebellious Shaitan;

 4. Against him it is written down that whoever takes him for 
 a friend, he shall lead him astray and conduct him to the 
 chastisement of the burning fire.

 5. O people! if you are in doubt about the raising, then 
 surely We created you from dust, then from a small seed, 
 then from a clot, then from a lump of flesh, complete in 
 make and incomplete, that We may make clear to you; and We 
 cause what We please to stay in the wombs till an appointed 
 time, then We bring you forth as babies, then that you may 
 attain your maturity; and of you is he who is caused 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; and you see the earth sterile land, but when We 
 send down on it the water, it stirs and swells and brings 
 forth of every kind a beautiful herbage.

 6. This is because Allah is the Truth and because He gives 
 life to the dead and because He has power over all things

 7. And because the hour is coming, there is no doubt about 
 it; and because Allah shall raise up those who are in the 

 8. And among men there is he who disputes about Allah 
 without knowledge and without guidance and without an 
 illuminating book,

 9. Turning away haughtily that he may lead (others) astray 
 from the way of Allah; for him is disgrace in this world, 
 and on the day of resurrection We will make him taste the 
 punishment of burning:

 10. This is due to what your two hands have sent before, and 
 because Allah is not in the least unjust to the servants.

 11. And among men is he who serves Allah (standing) on the 
 verge, so that if good befalls him he is satisfied 
 therewith, but if a trial afflict him he turns back 
 headlong; he loses this world as well as the hereafter; that 
 is a manifest loss.

 12. He calls besides Allah upon that which does not harm him 
 and that which does not profit him, that is the great 

 13. He calls upon him whose harm is nearer than his profit; 
 evil certainly is the guardian and evil certainly is the 

 14. Surely Allah will cause those who believe and do good 
 deeds to enter gardens beneath which rivers flow, surely 
 Allah does what He pleases.

 15. Whoever thinks that Allah will not assist him in this 
 life and the hereafter, let him stretch a rope to the 
 ceiling, then let him cut (it) off, then let him see if his 
 struggle will take away that at which he is enraged.

 16. And thus have We revealed it, being clear arguments, and 
 because Allah guides whom He intends.

 17. Surely those who believe and those who are Jews and the 
 Sabeans and the Christians and the Magians and those who 
 associate (others with Allah)-- surely Allah will decide 
 between them on the day of resurrection; surely Allah is a 
 witness over all things.

 18. Do you not see that Allah is He, Whom obeys whoever is 
 in the heavens and whoever is in the earth, and the sun and 
 the moon and the stars, and the mountains and the trees, and 
 the animals and many of the people; and many there are 
 against whom chastisement has become necessary; and 
 whomsoever Allah abases, there is none who can make him 
 honorable; surely Allah does what He pleases.

 19. These are two adversaries who dispute about their Lord; 
 then (as to) those who disbelieve, for them are cut out 
 garments of fire, boiling water shall be poured over their 

 20. With it shall be melted what is in their bellies and 
 (their) skins as well.

 21 And for them are whips of iron.

 22 Whenever they will desire to go forth from it, from 
 grief, they shall be turned back into it, and taste the 
 chastisement of burning.

 23. Surely Allah will make those who believe and do good 
 deeds enter gardens beneath which rivers flow; they shall be 
 adorned therein with bracelets of gold and (with) pearls, 
 and their garments therein shall be of silk.

 24. And they are guided to goodly words and they are guided 
 into the path of the Praised One.

 25. Surely (as for) those who disbelieve, and hinder (men) 
 from Allah's way and from the Sacred Mosque which We have 
 made equally for all men, (for) the dweller therein and 
 (for) the visitor, and whoever shall incline therein to 
 wrong unjustly, We will make him taste of a painful 

 26. And when We assigned to Ibrahim the place of the House, 
 saying: Do not associate with Me aught, and purify My House 
 for those who make the circuit and stand to pray and bow and 
 prostrate themselves.

 27. And proclaim among men the Pilgrimage: they will come to 
 you on foot and on every lean camel, coming from every 
 remote path,

 28. That they may witness advantages for them and mention 
 the name of Allah during stated days over what He has given 
 them of the cattle quadrupeds, then eat of them and feed the 
 distressed one, the needy.

 29. Then let them accomplish their needful acts of shaving 
 and cleansing, and let them fulfil their vows and let them 
 go round the Ancient House.

 30. That (shall be so); and whoever respects the sacred 
 ordinances of Allah, it is better for him with his Lord; and 
 the cattle are made lawful for you, except that which is 
 recited to you, therefore avoid the uncleanness of the idols 
 and avoid false words,

 31. Being upright for Allah, not associating aught with Him 
 and whoever associates (others) with Allah, it is as though 
 he had fallen from on high, then the birds snatch him away 
 or the wind carries him off to a far-distant place.

 32. That (shall be so); and whoever respects the signs of 
 Allah, this surely is (the outcome) of the piety of hearts.

 33. You have advantages in them till a fixed time, then 
 their place of sacrifice is the Ancient House.

 34. And to every nation We appointed acts of devotion that 
 they may mention the name of Allah on what He has given them 
 of the cattle quadrupeds; so your God is One God, therefore 
 to Him should you submit, and give good news to the humble,

 35. (To) those whose hearts tremble when Allah is mentioned, 
 and those who are patient under that which afflicts them, 
 and those who keep up prayer, and spend (benevolently) out 
 of what We have given them.

 36. And (as for) the camels, We have made them of the signs 
 of the religion of Allah for you; for you therein is much 
 good; therefore mention the name of Allah on them as they 
 stand in a row, then when they fall down eat of them and 
 feed the poor man who is contented and the beggar; thus have 
 We made them subservient to you, that you may be grateful.

 37. There does not reach Allah their flesh nor their blood, 
 but to Him is acceptable the guarding (against evil) on your 
 part; thus has He made them subservient to you, that you may 
 magnify Allah because He has guided you aright; and give 
 good news to those who do good (to others).

 38. Surely Allah will defend those who believe; surely Allah 
 does not love any one who is unfaithful, ungrateful.

 39. Permission (to fight) is given to those upon whom war is 
 made because they are oppressed, and most surely Allah is 
 well able to assist them;

 40. Those who have been expelled from their homes without a 
 just cause except that they say: Our Lord is Allah. And had 
 there not been Allah's repelling some people by others, 
 certainly there would have been pulled down cloisters and 
 churches and synagogues and mosques in which Allah's name is 
 much remembered; and surely Allah will help him who helps 
 His cause; most surely Allah is Strong, Mighty.

 41. Those who, should We establish them in the land, will 
 keep up prayer and pay the poor-rate and enjoin good and 
 forbid evil; and Allah's is the end of affairs.

 42. And if they reject you, then already before you did the 
 people of Nuh and Ad and Samood reject (prophets).

 43. And the people of Ibrahim and the people of Lut,

 44. As well as those of Madyan and Musa (too) was rejected, 
 but I gave respite to the unbelievers, then did I overtake 
 them, so how (severe) was My disapproval.

 45. So how many a town did We destroy while it was unjust, 
 so it was fallen down upon its roofs, and (how many a) 
 deserted well and palace raised high.

 46. Have they not travelled in the land so that they should 
 have hearts with which to understand, or ears with which to 
 hear? For surely it is not the eyes that are blind, but 
 blind are the hearts which are in the breasts.

 47. And they ask you to hasten on the punishment, and Allah 
 will by no means fail in His promise, and surely a day with 
 your Lord is as a thousand years of what you number.

 48. And how many a town to which I gave respite while it was 
 unjust, then I overtook it, and to Me is the return.

 49. Say: O people! I am only a plain warner to you.

 50. Then (as for) those who believe and do good, they shall 
 have forgiveness and an honorable sustenance.

 51. And (as for) those who strive to oppose Our 
 communications, they shall be the inmates of the flaming 

 52. And We did not send before you any apostle or prophet, 
 but when he desired, the Shaitan made a suggestion 
 respecting his desire; but Allah annuls that which the 
 Shaitan casts, then does Allah establish His communications, 
 and Allah is Knowing, Wise,

 53. So that He may make what the Shaitan casts a trial for 
 those in whose hearts is disease and those whose hearts are 
 hard; and most surely the unjust are in a great opposition,

 54. And that those who have been given the knowledge may 
 know that it is the truth from your Lord, so they may 
 believe in it and their hearts may be lowly before it; and 
 most surely Allah is the Guide of those who believe into a 
 right path.

 55. And those who disbelieve shall not cease to be in doubt 
 concerning it until the hour overtakes them suddenly, or 
 there comes on them the chastisement of a destructive day.

 56. The kingdom on that day shall be Allah's; He will judge 
 between them; so those who believe and do good will be in 
 gardens of bliss.

 57. And (as for) those who disbelieve in and reject Our 
 communications, these it is who shall have a disgraceful 

 58. And (as for) those who fly in Allah's way and are then 
 slain or die, Allah will most certainly grant them a goodly 
 sustenance, and most surely Allah is the best Giver of 

 59. He will certainly cause them to enter a place of 
 entrance which they shall be well pleased with, and most 
 surely Allah is Knowing, Forbearing.

 60. That (shall be so); and he who retaliates with the like 
 of that with which he has been afflicted and he has been 
 oppressed, Allah will most certainly aid him; most 
 surely.Allah is Pardoning, Forgiving.

 61. That is because Allah causes the night to enter into the 
 day and causes the day to enter into the night, and because 
 Allah is Hearing, Seeing.

 62. That is because Allah is the Truth, and that what they 
 call upon besides Him-- that is the falsehood, and because 
 Allah is the High, the Great.

 63. Do you not see that Allah sends down water from the 
 cloud so the earth becomes green? Surely Allah is Benignant, 

 64. His is whatsoever is in the heavens and whatsoever is in 
 the earth; and most surely Allah is the Self-sufficient, the 

 65. Do you not see that Allah has made subservient to you 
 whatsoever is in the earth and the ships running in the sea 
 by His command? And He withholds the heaven from falling on 
 the earth except with His permission; most surely Allah is 
 Compassionate, Merciful to men.

 66. And He it is Who has brought you to life, then He will 
 cause you to die, then bring you to life (again); most 
 surely man is ungrateful.

 67. To every nation We appointed acts of devotion which they 
 observe, therefore they should not dispute with you about 
 the matter and call to your Lord; most surely you are on a 
 right way.

 68. And if they contend with you, say: Allah best knows what 
 you do.

 69. Allah will judge between you on the day of resurrection 
 respecting that in which you differ.

 70. Do you not know that Allah knows what is in the heaven 
 and the earth? Surely this is in a book; surely this is easy 
 to Allah.

 71. And they serve besides Allah that for which He has not 
 sent any authority, and that of which they have no 
 knowledge; and for the unjust there shall be no helper.

 72. And when Our clear communications are recited to them 
 you will find denial on the faces of those who disbelieve; 
 they almost spring upon those who recite to them Our 
 communications. Say: Shall I inform you of what is worse 
 than this? The fire; Allah has promised it to those who 
 disbelieve; and how evil the resort!

 73. O people! a parable is set forth, therefore listen to 
 it: surely those whom you call upon besides Allah cannot 
 create fly, though they should all gather for it, and should 
 the fly snatch away anything from them, they could not take 
 it back from i weak are the invoker and the invoked.

 74. They have not estimated Allah with the estimation that i 
 due to Him; most surely Allah is Strong, Mighty.

 75. Allah chooses messengers from among the angels and from 
 among the men; surely Allah is Hearing, Seeing.

 76. He knows what is before them and what is behind them and 
 to Allah are all affairs turned back.

 77. O you who believe! bow down and prostrate yourselves and 
 serve your Lord, and do.good that you may succeed.

 78. And strive hard in (the way of) Allah, (such) a striving 
 a is due to Him; He has chosen you and has not laid upon you 
 an hardship in religion; the faith of your father Ibrahim; 
 He named you Muslims before and in this, that the Apostle 
 may be a bearer of witness to you, and you may be bearers of 
 witness to the people; therefore keep up prayer and pay the 
 poor-rate and hold fast by Allah; He is your Guardian; how 
 excellent the Guardian and how excellent the Helper!