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043 TheEmbellishment

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

 1. Ha Mim.

 2. I swear by the Book that makes things clear:

 3. Surely We have made it an Arabic Quran that you may 

 4. And surely it is in the original of the Book with Us, 
 truly elevated, full of wisdom.

 5. What! shall We then turn away the reminder from you 
 altogether because you are an extravagant people?

 6. And how many a prophet have We sent among the ancients.

 7. And there came not to them a prophet but they mocked at 

 8. Then We destroyed those who were stronger than these in 
 prowess, and the case of the ancients has gone before,

 9. And if you should ask them, Who created the heavens and 
 the earth? they would most certainly say: The Mighty, the 
 Knowing One, has created them;

 10. He Who made the earth a resting-place for you, and made 
 in it ways for you that you may go aright;

 11. And He Who sends down water from the cloud according to 
 a measure, then We raise to life thereby a dead country, 
 even thus shall you be brought forth;

 12. And He Who created pairs of all things, and made for you 
 of the ships and the cattle what you ride on,

 13. That you may firmly sit on their backs, then remember 
 the favor of your Lord when you are firmly seated thereon, 
 and say: Glory be to Him Who made this subservient to us and 
 we were not able to do it

 14. And surely to our Lord we must return.

 15. And they assign to Him a part of His servants; man, to 
 be sure, is clearly ungrateful.

 16. What! has He taken daughters to Himself of what He 
 Himself creates and chosen you to have sons?

 17. And when one of them is given news of that of which he 
 sets up as a likeness for the Beneficent God, his face 
 becomes black and he is full of rage.

 18. What! that which is made in ornaments and which in 
 contention is unable to make plain speech!

 19. And they make the angels-- them who are the servants of 
 the Beneficent God-- female (divinities). What! did they 
 witness their creation? Their evidence shall be written down 
 and they shall be questioned.

 20. And they say: If the Beneficent God had pleased, we 
 should never have worshipped them. They have no knowledge of 
 this; they only lie.

 21. Or have We given them a book before it so that they hold 
 fast to it?

 22. Nay! they say: We found our fathers on a course, and 
 surely we are guided by their footsteps.

 23. And thus, We did not send before you any warner in a 
 town, but those who led easy lives in it said: Surely we 
 found our fathers on a course, and surely we are followers 
 of their footsteps.

 24. (The warner) said: What! even if I bring to you a better 
 guide than that on which you found your fathers? They said:

 Surely we are unbelievers in that with which you are sent.

 25. So We inflicted retribution on them, then see how was 
 the end of the rejecters.

 26. And when Ibrahim said to his father and his people: 
 Surely I am clear of what you worship,

 27. Save Him Who created me, for surely He will guide me.

 28. And he made it a word to continue in his posterity that 
 they may return.

 29. Nay! I gave them and their fathers to enjoy until there 
 came to them the truth and an Apostle making manifest (the 

 30. And when there came to them the truth they said: This is 
 magic, and surely we are disbelievers in it.

 29. Nay! I gave them and their fathers to enjoy until there 
 came to them the truth and an Apostle making manifest (the 

 30. And when there came to them the truth they said: This is 
 magic, and surely we are disbelievers in it.

 31. And they say: Why was not this Quran revealed to a man 
 of importance in the two towns?

 32. Will they distribute the mercy of your Lord? We 
 distribute among them their livelihood in the life of this 
 world, and We j have exalted some of them above others in 
 degrees, that some of them may take others in subjection; 
 and the mercy of your Lord is better than what they amass.

 33. And were it not that all people had been a single 
 nation, We would certainly have assigned to those who 
 disbelieve in the Beneficent God (to make) of silver the 
 roofs of their houses and the stairs by which they ascend.

 34. And the doors of their houses and the couches on which 
 they recline,

 35. And (other) embellishments of gold; and all this is 
 naught but provision of this world's life, and the hereafter 
 is with your Lord only for those who guard (against evil).

 36. And whoever turns himself away from the remembrance of 
 the Beneficent God, We appoint for him a Shaitan, so he 
 becomes his associate.

 37. And most surely they turn them away from the path, and 
 they think that they are guided aright:

 38. Until when he comes to Us, he says: O would that between 
 me and you there were the distance of the East and the West; 
 so evil is the associate!

 39. And since you were unjust, it will not profit you this 
 day that you are sharers in the chastisement.

 40. What! can you then make the deaf to hear or guide the 
 blind and him who is in clear error?

 41. But if We should take you away, still We shall inflict 
 retribution on them;

 42. Rather We will certainly show you that which We have 
 promised them; for surely We are the possessors of full 
 power over them.

 43. Therefore hold fast to that which has been revealed to 
 you; surely you are on the right path.

 44. And most surely it is a reminder for you and your 
 people, and you shall soon be questioned.

 45. And ask those of Our apostles whom We sent before you: 
 Did We ever appoint gods to be worshipped besides the 
 Beneficent God?

 46. And certainly We sent Musa with Our communications to 
 Firon and his chiefs, so he said: Surely I am the apostle of 
 the Lord of the worlds.

 47. But when he came to them with Our signs, lo! they 
 laughed at them.

 48. And We did not show them a sign but it was greater than 
 its like, and We overtook them with chastisement that they 
 may turn.

 49. And they said: O magician! call on your Lord for our 
 sake, as He has made the covenant with you; we shall surely 
 be the followers of the right way.

 50. But when We removed from them the chastisement, lo! they 
 broke the pledge.

 51. And Firon proclaimed amongst his people: O my people! is 
 not the kingdom of Egypt mine? And these rivers flow beneath 
 me; do you not then see?

 52. Nay! I am better than this fellow, who is contemptible, 
 and who can hardly speak distinctly:

 53. But why have not bracelets of gold been put upon him, or 
 why have there not come with him angels as companions?

 54. So he incited his people to levity and they obeyed him: 
 surely they were a transgressing people.

 55. Then when they displeased Us, We inflicted a retribution 
 on them, so We drowned them all together,

 56. And We made them a precedent and example to the later 

 57. And when a description of the son of Marium is given, 
 lo! your people raise a clamor thereat.

 58. And they say: Are our gods better, or is he? They do not 
 set it forth to you save by way of disputation; nay, they 
 are a contentious people.

 59. He was naught but a servant on whom We bestowed favor, 
 and We made him an example for the children of Israel.

 60. And if We please, We could make among you angels to be 
 successors in the land.

 61. And most surely it is a knowledge of the hour, therefore 
 have no doubt about it and follow me: this is the right 

 62. And let not the Shaitan prevent you; surely he is your j 
 open enemy.

 63. And when Isa came with clear arguments he said: I have 
 come to you indeed with wisdom, and that I may make clear to 
 you part of what you differ in; so be careful of (your duty 
 to) Allah and obey me:

 64. Surely Allah is my Lord and your Lord, therefore serve 
 Him; this is the right path: 

 65. But parties from among them differed, so woe to those 
 who were unjust because of the chastisement of a painful 

 66. Do they wait for aught but the hour, that it should come 
 ! upon them all of a sudden while they do not perceive?

 67. The friends shall on that day be enemies one to another, 
 except those who guard (against evil).

 68. O My servants! there is no fear for you this day, nor 
 shall you grieve.

 69. Those who believed in Our communications and were 

 70. Enter the garden, you and your wives; you shall be made 

 71. There shall be sent round to them golden bowls and 
 drinking-cups and therein shall be what their souls yearn 
 after and (wherein) the eyes shall delight, and you shall 
 abide therein.

 72. And this is the garden which you are given as an 
 inheritance on account of what you did.

 73. For you therein are many fruits of which you shall eat.

 74. Surely the guilty shall abide in the chastisement of 

 75. It shall not be abated from them and they shall therein 
 be despairing.

 76. And We are not unjust to them, but they themselves were 

 77. And they shall call out: O Malik! let your Lord make an 
 end of us. He shall say: Surely you shall tarry.

 78. Certainly We have brought you the truth, but most of you 
 are averse to the truth.

 79. Or have they settled an affair? Then surely We are the 

 80. Or do they think that We do not hear what they conceal 
 and their secret discourses? Aye! and Our messengers with 
 them write down.

 81. Say: If the Beneficent God has a son, I am the foremost 
 of those who serve.

 82. Glory to the Lord of the heavens and the earth, the Lord 
 of power, from what they describe.

 83. So leave them plunging into false discourses and 
 sporting until they meet their day which they are threatened 

 84. And He it is Who is God in the heavens and God in the 
 earth; and He is the Wise, the Knowing.

 85. And blessed is He Whose is the kingdom of the heavens 
 and the earth and what is between them, and with Him is the 
 knowledge of the hour, and to Him shall you be brought back.

 86. And those whom they call upon besides Him have no 
 authority for intercession, but he who bears witness of the 
 truth and they know (him).

 87. And if you should ask them who created them, they would 
 certainly say: Allah. Whence are they then turned back?

 88. Consider his cry: O my Lord! surely they are a people 
 who do not believe.

 89. So turn away from them and say, Peace, for they shall 
 soon come to know.