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023 TheBelievers

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

 1. Successful indeed are the believers,

 2. Who are humble in their prayers,

 3. And who keep aloof from what is vain,

 4. And who are givers of poor-rate,

 5. And who guard their private parts,

 6. Except before their mates or those whom their right hands 
 possess, for they surely are not blameable,

 7. But whoever seeks to go beyond that, these are they that 
 exceed the limits;

 8. And those who are keepers of their trusts and their 

 9. And those who keep a guard on their prayers;

 10. These are they who are the heirs,

 11. Who shall inherit the Paradise; they shall abide 

 12. And certainly We created man of an extract of clay,

 13. Then We made him a small seed in a firm resting-place,

 14. Then We made the seed a clot, then We made the clot a 
 lump of flesh, then We made (in) the lump of flesh bones, 
 then We clothed the bones with flesh, then We caused it to 
 grow into another creation, so blessed be Allah, the best of 
 the creators.

 15. Then after that you will most surely die.

 16. Then surely on the day of resurrection you shall be 

 17. And certainly We made above you seven heavens; and never 
 are We heedless of creation.

 18. And We send down water from the cloud according to a 
 measure, then We cause it to settle in the earth, and most 
 surely We are able to carry it away.

 19. Then We cause to grow thereby gardens of palm trees and 
 grapes for you; you have in them many fruits and from them 
 do you eat;

 20. And a tree that grows out of Mount Sinai which produces 
 oil and a condiment for those who eat.

 21. And most surely there is a lesson for you in the cattle: 
 We make you to drink of what is in their bellies, and you 
 have in them many advantages and of them you eat,

 22. And on them and on the ships you are borne.

 23. And certainly We sent Nuh to his people, and he said: O 
 my people! serve Allah, you have no god other than Him; will 
 you not then guard (against evil)?

 24. And the chiefs of those who disbelieved from among his 
 people said: He is nothing but a mortal like yourselves who 
 desires that he may have superiority over you, and if Allah 
 had pleased, He could certainly have sent down angels. We 
 have not heard of this among our fathers of yore:

 25. He is only a madman, so bear with him for a time.

 26. He said: O my Lord! help me against their calling me a 

 27. So We revealed to him, saying: Make the ark before Our 
 eyes and (according to) Our revelation; and when Our command 
 is given and the valley overflows, take into it of every 
 kind a pair, two, and your followers, except those among 
 them against whom the word has gone forth, and do not speak 
 to Me in respect of those who are unjust; surely they shall 
 be drowned.

 28. And when you are firmly seated, you and those with you, 
 in the ark, say: All praise is due to Allah who delivered us 
 from the unjust people:

 29. And say: O my Lord! cause me to disembark a blessed 
 alighting, and Thou art the best to cause to alight.

 30. Most surely there are signs in this, and most surely We 
 are ever trying (men).

 31. Then We raised up after them another generation.

 32. So We sent among them an apostle from among them, 
 saying: Serve Allah, you have no god other than Him; will 
 you not then guard (against evil)?

 33. And the chiefs of his people who disbelieved and called 
 the meeting of the hereafter a lie, and whom We had given 
 plenty to enjoy in this world's life, said: This is nothing 
 but a mortal like yourselves, eating of what you eat from 
 and drinking of what you drink.

 34. And if you obey a mortal like yourselves, then most 
 surely you will be losers:

 35. What! does he threaten you that when you are dead and 
 become dust and bones that you shall then be brought forth?

 36. Far, far is that which you are threatened with.

 37. There is n.aught but our life in this world; we die and 
 we live and we shall not be raised again.

 38. He is naught but a man who has forged a lie against 
 Allah, and we are not going to believe in him.

 39. He said: O my Lord! help me against their calling me a 

 40. He said: In a little while they will most certainly be 

 41. So the punishment overtook them in justice, and We made 
 them as rubbish; so away with the unjust people.

 42. Then We raised after them other generations.

 43. No people can hasten on their doom nor can they postpone 

 44. Then We sent Our apostles one after another; whenever 
 there came to a people their apostle, they called him a 
 liar, so We made some of them follow others and We made them 
 stories; so away with a people who do not believe!

 45. Then We sent Musa and his brother Haroun, with Our 
 communications and a clear authority,

 46. To Firon and his chiefs, but they behaved haughtily and 
 they were an insolent people.

 47. And they said: What! shall we believe in two mortals 
 like ourselves while their people serve us?

 48. So they rejected them and became of those who were 

 49. And certainly We gave Musa the Book that they may follow 
 a right direction.

 50. And We made the son of Marium and his mother a sign, and 
 We gave them a shelter on a lofty ground having meadows and 

 51. O apostles! eat of the good things and do good; surely I 
 know what you do.

 52. And surely this your religion is one religion and I am 
 your Lord, therefore be careful (of your duty) to Me.

 53. But they cut off their religion among themselves into 
 sects, each part rejoicing in that which is with them.

 54. Therefore leave them in their overwhelming ignorance 

 55. Do they think that by what We aid them with of wealth 
 and children,

 56. We are hastening to them of good things? Nay, they do 
 not perceive.

 57. Surely they who from fear of their Lord are cautious,

 58. And those who believe in the communications of their 

 59. And those who do not associate (aught) with their Lord,

 60. And those who give what they give.(in alms) while their 
 hearts are full of fear that to their Lord they must return,

 61. These hasten to good things and they are foremost in 
 (attaining) them.

 62. And We do not lay on any soul a burden except to the 
 extent of its ability, and with Us is a book which speaks 
 the truth, and they shall not be dealt with unjustly.

 63. Nay, their hearts are in overwhelming ignorance with 
 respect to it and they have besides this other deeds which 
 they do.

 64. Until when We overtake those who lead easy lives among 
 them with punishment, lo! they cry for succor.

 65. Cry not for succor this day; surely you shall not be 
 given help from Us.

 66. My communications were indeed recited to you, but you 
 used to turn back on your heels,

 67. In arrogance; talking nonsense about the Quran, and left 
 him like one telling fables by night.

 68. Is it then that they do not ponder over what is said, or 
 is it that there has come to them that which did not come to 
 their fathers of old?

 69. Or is it that they have not recognized their Apostle, so 
 that they deny him?

 70. Or do they say: There is madness in him? Nay! he has 
 brought them the truth, and most of them are averse from the 

 71. And should the truth follow their low desires, surely 
 the heavens and the earth and all those who are therein 
 would have perished. Nay! We have brought to them their 
 reminder, but from their reminder they turn aside.

 72. Or is it that you ask them a recompense? But the 
 recompense of your Lord is best, and He is the best of those 
 who provide sustenance.

 73. And most surely you invite them to a right way.

 74. And most surely those who do not believe in the 
 hereafter are deviating from the way.

 75. And if We show mercy to them and remove the distress 
 they have, they would persist in their inordinacy, blindly 
 wandering on.

 76. And already We overtook them with chastisement, but they 
 were not submissive to their Lord, nor do they humble 

 77. Until when We open upon them a door of severe 
 chastisement, lo! they are in despair at it.

 78. And He it is Who made for you the ears and the eyes and 
 the hearts; little is it that you give thanks.

 79. And He it is Who multiplied you in the earth, and to Him 
 you shall be gathered.

 80. And He it is Who gives life and causes death, and (in) 
 His (control) is the alternation of the night and the day; 
 do you not then understand?

 81. Nay, they say the like of what the ancients said:

 82. They say: What! When we are dead and become dust and 
 bones, shall we then be raised?

 83. Certainly we are promised this, and (so were) our 
 fathers aforetime; this is naught but stories of those of 

 84. Say: Whose is the earth, and whoever is therein, if you 

 85. They will say: Allah's. Say: Will you not then mind?

 86. Say: Who is the Lord of the seven heavens and the Lord 
 of the mighty dominion?

 87. They will say: (This is) Allah's. Say: Will you not then 
 guard (against evil)?

 88. Say: Who is it in Whose hand is the kingdom of all 
 things and Who gives succor, but against Him Succor is not 
 given, if you do but know?

 89. They will say: (This is) Allah's. Say: From whence are 
 you then deceived?

 90. Nay! We have brought to them the truth, and most surely 
 they are liars.

 91. Never did Allah take to Himself a son, and never was 
 there with him any (other) god-- in that case would each god 
 have certainly taken away what he created, and some of them 
 would certainly have overpowered others; glory be to Allah 
 above what they describe!

 92. The Knower of the unseen and the seen, so may He be 
 exalted above what they associate (with Him).

 93. Say: O my Lord! if Thou shouldst make me see what they 
 are threatened with:

 94. My Lord! then place me not with the unjust.

 95. And most surely We are well able to make you see what We 
 threaten them with.

 96. Repel evil by what is best; We know best what they 

 97. And say: O my Lord! I seek refuge in Thee from the evil 
 suggestions of the Shaitans;

 98. And I seek refuge in Thee! O my Lord! from their 

 99. Until when death overtakes one of them, he says: Send me 
 back, my Lord, send me back;

 100. Haply I may do good in that which I have left. By no 
 means! it is a (mere) word that he speaks; and before them 
 is a barrier until the day they are raised.

 101. So when the trumpet is blown, there shall be no ties of 
 relationship between them on that day, nor shall they ask of 
 each other.

 102. Then as for him whose good deeds are preponderant, 
 these are the successful.

 103. And as for him whose good deeds are light, these are 
 they who shall have lost their souls, abiding in hell

 104. The fire shall scorch their faces, and they therein 
 shall be in severe affliction.

 105. Were not My communications recited to you? But you used 
 to reject them.

 106. They shall say: O our Lord! our adversity overcame us 
 and we were an erring people:

 107. O our Lord! Take us out of it; then if we return (to 
 evil) surely we shall be unjust.

 108. He shall say: Go away into it and speak nat to Me;

 109. Surely there was a party of My servants who said: O OUI 
 . Lord! we believe, so do Thou forgive us and have mercy on 
 us, and Thou art the best of the Merciful ones.

 110. But you took them for a mockery until they made you 
 forget My remembrance and you used to laugh at them.

 111. Surely I have rewarded them this day because they were 
 patient, that they are the achievers.

 112. He will say: How many years did you tarry in the earth?

 113. They will say: We tarried a day or part of a day, but 
 ask those who keep account.

 114. He will say: You did tarry but a little-- had you but 
 known (it):

 115. What! did you then think that We had created you in 
 vain and that you shall not be returned to Us?

 116. So exalted be Allah, the True King; no god is there but 
 He, the Lord of the honorable dominion.

 117. And whoever invokes with Allah another god-- he has no 
 proof of this-- his reckoning is only with his Lord; surely 
 the unbelievers shall not be successful.

 118. And say: O my Lord! forgive and have mercy, and Thou 
 art the best of the Merciful ones.