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042 TheCounsel

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

 1. Ha Mim.

 2. Ain Sin Qaf.

 3. Thus does Allah, the Mighty, the Wise, reveal to you, and 
 (thus He revealed) to those before you.

 4. His is what is in the heavens and what is in the earth, 
 and He is the High, the Great.

 5. The heavens may almost rend asunder from above them and 
 the angels sing the praise of their Lord and ask forgiveness 
 for those on earth; now surely Allah is the Forgiving, the 

 6. And (as for) those who take guardians besides Him, Allah 
 watches over them, and you have not charge over them.

 7. And thus have We revealed to you an Arabic Quran, that 
 you may warn the mother city and those around it, and that 
 you may give warning of the day of gathering together 
 wherein is no doubt; a party shall be in the garden and 
 (another) party in the burning fire.

 8. And if Allah had pleased He would surely have made them a 
 single community, but He makes whom He pleases enter into 
 His mercy, and the unjust it is that shall have no guardian 
 or helper.

 9. Or have they taken guardians besides Him? But Allah is 
 the Guardian, and He gives life to the dead, and He has 
 power over all things.

 10. And in whatever thing you disagree, the judgment thereof 
 is (in) Allah's (hand); that is Allah, my Lord, on Him do I 
 rely and to Him do I turn time after time.

 11. The Originator of the heavens and the earth; He made 
 mates for you from among yourselves, and mates of the cattle 
 too, multiplying you thereby; nothing like a likeness of 
 Him; and He is the Hearing, the Seeing.

 12. His are the treasures of the heavens and the earth; He 
 makes ample and straitens the means of subsistence for whom 
 He pleases; surely He is Cognizant of all things.

 13. He has made plain to you of the religion what He 
 enjoined upon Nuh and that which We have revealed to you and 
 that which We enjoined upon Ibrahim and Musa and Isa that 
 keep to obedience and be not divided therein; hard to the 
 unbelievers is that which you call them to; Allah chooses 
 for Himself whom He pleases, and guides to Himself him who 
 turns (to Him), frequently.

 14. And they did not become divided until after knowledge 
 had come to them out of envy among themselves; and had not a 
 word gone forth from your Lord till an appointed term, 
 certainly judgment would have been given between them; and 
 those who were made to inherit the Book after them are most 
 surely in disquieting doubt concerning it.

 15. To this then go on inviting, and go on steadfastly on 
 the right way as you are commanded, and do not follow their 
 low desires, and say: I believe in what Allah has revealed 
 of the Book, and I am commanded to do justice between you: 
 Allah is our Lord and your Lord; we shall have our deeds and 
 you shall have your deeds; no plea need there be (now) 
 between us and you: Allah will gather us together, and to 
 Him is the return.

 16. And (as for) those who dispute about Allah after that 
 obedience has been rendered to Him, their plea is null with 
 their Lord, and upon them is wrath, and for them is severe 

 17. Allah it is Who revealed the Book with truth, and the 
 balance, and what shall make you know that haply the hour be 

 18. Those who do not believe in it would hasten it on, and 
 those who believe are in fear from it, and they know that it 
 is the truth. Now most surely those who dispute obstinately 
 concerning the hour are in a great error.

 19. Allah is Benignant to His servants; He gives sustenance 
 to whom He pleases, and He is the Strong, the Mighty.

 20. Whoever desires the gain of the hereafter, We will give 
 him more of that again; and whoever desires-- the gain of this 
 world, We give him of it, and in the hereafter he has no 

 21. Or have they associates who have prescribed for them any 
 religion that Allah does not sanction? And were it not for 
 the word of judgment, decision would have certainly been 
 given between them; and surely the unjust shall have a 
 painful punish ^ment.

 22. You will see the unjust fearing on account of what they 
 have earned, and it must befall them; and those who believe 
 and do good shall be in the meadows of the gardens; they 
 shall have what they please with their Lord: that is the 
 great grace.

 23. That is of which Allah gives the good news to His 
 servants, (to) those who believe and do good deeds. Say: I 
 do not ask of you any reward for it but love for my near 
 relatives; and whoever earns good, We give him more of good 
 therein; surely Allah is Forgiving, Grateful.

 24. Or do they say: He has forged a lie against Allah? But 
 if Allah pleased, He would seal your heart; and Allah will 
 blot out the falsehood and confirm the truth with His words; 
 surely He is Cognizant of what is in the breasts.

 25. And He it is Who accepts repentance from His servants 
 and pardons the evil deeds and He knows what you do;

 26. And He answers those who believe and do good deeds, and 
 gives them more out of His grace; and (as for) the 
 unbelievers, they shall have a severe punishment.

 27. And if Allah should amplify the provision for His 
 servants they would certainly revolt in the earth; but He 
 sends it down according to a measure as He pleases; surely 
 He is Aware of, Seeing, His servants.

 28. And He it is Who sends down the rain after they have 
 despaired, and He unfolds His mercy; and He is the Guardian, 
 the Praised One.

 29. And one of His signs is the creation of the heavens and 
 the earth and what He has spread forth in both of them of 
 living beings; and when He pleases He is all-powerful to 
 gather them together.

 30. And whatever affliction befalls you, it is on account of 
 what your hands have wrought, and (yet) He pardons most (of 
 your faults).

 31. And you cannot escape in the earth, and you shall not 
 have a guardian or a helper besides Allah.

 32. And among His signs are the ships in the sea like 

 33. If He pleases, He causes the wind to become still so 
 that they lie motionless on its back; most surely there are 
 signs in this for every patient, grateful one,

 34. Or He may make them founder for what they have earned, 
 and (even then) pardon most;

 35. And (that) those who dispute about Our communications 
 may know; there is no place of refuge for them.

 36. So whatever thing you are given, that is only a 
 provision of this world's life, and what is with Allah is 
 better and more lasting for those who believe and rely on 
 their Lord.

 37. And those who. shun the great sins and indecencies, and 
 whenever they are angry they forgive.

 38. And those who respond to their Lord and keep up prayer, 
 and their rule is to take counsel among themselves, and who 
 spend out of what We have given them.

 39. And those who, when great wrong afflicts them, defend 

 40. And the recompense of evil is punishment like it, but 
 whoever forgives and amends, he shall have his reward from 
 Allah; surely He does not love the unjust.

 41. And whoever defends himself after his being oppressed, 
 these it is against whom there is no way (to blame).

 42. The way (to blame) is only against those who oppress men 
 and revolt in the earth unjustly; these shall have a painful 

 43. And whoever is patient and forgiving, these most surely 
 are actions due to courage.

 44. And whomsoever Allah makes err, he has no guardian after 
 Him; and you shall see the unjust, when they see the 
 punishment, saying: Is there any way to return?

 45. And you shall see them brought before it humbling 
 themselves because of the abasements, looking with a faint 
 glance. And those who believe shall say: Surely the losers 
 are they who have lost themselves and their followers on the 
 resurrection day. Now surely the iniquitous shall remain in 
 lasting chastisement.

 46. And they shall have no friends to help them besides 
 Allah; and-- whomsoever Allah makes err, he shall have no way.

 47. Hearken to your Lord before there comes the day from 
 Allah for which there shall be no averting; you shall have 
 no refuge on that day, nor shall it be yours to make a 

 48. But if they turn aside, We have not sent you as a 
 watcher over them; on you is only to deliver (the message); 
 and surely when We make man taste mercy from Us, he rejoices 
 thereat; and if an evil afflicts them on account of what 
 their hands have already done, then-surely man is 

 49. Allah's is the kingdom of the heavens and the earth; He 
 creates what He pleases; He grants to whom He pleases 
 daughters and grants to whom He pleases sons.

 5O Or He makes them of both sorts, male and female; and He 
 makes whom He pleases barren; surely He is the Knowing, the 

 51. And it is not for any mortal that Allah should speak to 
 them, they could not bear to hear and they did not see.

 52. And thus did We reveal to you an inspired book by Our 
 command. You did not know what the Book was, nor (what) the 
 faith (was), but We made it a light, guiding thereby whom We 
 please of Our servants; and most surely you show the way to 
 the right path:

 53. The path of Allah, Whose is whatsoever is in the heavens 
 and whatsoever is in the earth; now surely to Allah do all 
 affairs eventually come.