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

 1. Ha Mim.

 2. The revelation of the Book is from Allah, the Mighty, the 

 3. We did not create the heavens and the earth and what is 
 between them two save with truth and (for) an appointed 
 term; and those who disbelieve turn aside from what they are 
 warned of.

 4. Say: Have you considered what you call upon besides 
 Allah? Show me what they have created of the earth, or have 
 they a share in the heavens? Bring me a book before this or 
 traces of knowledge, if you are truthful.

 5. And who is in greater error than he who calls besides 
 Allah upon those that will not answer him till the day of 
 resurrection and they are heedless of their call?

 6. And when men are gathered together they shall be their 
 enemies, and shall be deniers of their worshipping (them).

 7. And when Our clear communications are recited to them, 
 those who disbelieve say with regard to the truth when it 
 comes to them: This is clear magic.

 8. Nay! they say: He has forged it. Say: If I have forged 
 it, you do not control anything for me from Allah; He knows 
 best what you utter concerning it; He is enough as a witness 
 between me and you, and He is the Forgiving, the Merciful.

 9. Say: I am not the first of the apostles, and I do not 
 know what will be done with me or with you: I do not follow 
 anything but that which is revealed to me, and I am nothing 
 but a plain warner.

 10. Say: Have you considered if it is from Allah, and you 
 disbelieve in it, and a witness from among the children of 
 Israel has borne witness of one like it, so he believed, 
 while you are big with pride; surely Allah does not guide 
 the unjust people.

 11. And those who disbelieve say concerning those who 
 believe: If it had been a good, they would not have gone 
 ahead of us therein. And as they do not seek to be rightly 
 directed thereby, they say: It is an old lie.

 12. And before it the Book of Musa was a guide and a mercy: 
 and this is a Book verifying (it) in the Arabic language 
 that it may warn those who are unjust and as good news for 
 the doers of good.

 13. Surely those who say, Our Lord is Allah, then they 
 continue on the right way, they shall have no fear nor shall 
 they grieve.

 14. These are the dwellers of the garden, abiding therein: a 
 reward for what they did.

 15. And We have enjoined on man doing of good to his 
 parents; with trouble did his mother bear him and with 
 trouble did she bring him forth; and the bearing of him and 
 the weaning of him was thirty months; until when he attains 
 his maturity and reaches forty years, he says: My Lord! 
 grant me that I may give thanks for Thy favor which Thou 
 hast bestowed on me and on my parents, and that I may do 
 good which pleases Thee and do good to me in respect of my 
 offspring; surely I turn to Thee, and surely I am of those 
 who submit.

 16. These are they from whom We accept the best of what they 
 have done and pass over their evil deeds, among the dwellers 
 of the garden; the promise of truth which they were 

 17. And he who says to his parents: Fie on you! do you 
 threaten me that I shall be brought forth when generations 
 have already passed away before me? And they both call for 
 Allah's aid: Woe to you! believe, surely the promise of 
 Allah is true. But he says: This is nothing but stories of 
 the ancients.

 18. These are they against whom the word has proved true 
 among nations of the jinn and the men that have already 
 passed away before them; surely they are losers.

 19. And for all are degrees according to what they did, and 
 that He may pay them back fully their deeds and they shall 
 not be wronged.

 20. And on the day when those who disbelieve shall be 
 brought before the fire: You did away with your good things 
 in your life of the world and you enjoyed them for a while, 
 so today you shall be rewarded with the punishment of 
 abasement because you were unjustly proud in the land and 
 because you transgressed.

 21. And mention the brother of Ad; when he warned his people 
 in the sandy plains,-- and indeed warners came before him and 
 after him-- saying Serve none but Allah; surely I fear for you 
 the punishment of a grievous day.

 22. They said: Have you come to us to turn us away from our 
 gods; then bring us what you threaten us with, if you are of 
 the truthful ones.

 23. He said: The knowledge is only with Allah, and I deliver 
 to you the message with which I am sent, but I see you are a 
 people who are ignorant.

 24. So when they saw it as a cloud appearing in the sky 
 advancing towards their valleys, they said: This is a cloud 
 which will give us rain. Nay! it is what you sought to 
 hasten on, a blast of wind in which is a painful punishment,

 25. Destroying everything by the command of its Lord, so 
 they became such that naught could be seen except their 
 dwellings. Thus do We reward the guilty people.

 26. And certainly We had established them in what We have 
 not established you in, and We had given-- them ears and eyes 
 and hearts, but neither their ears, nor their eyes, nor 
 their hearts availed them aught, since they denied the 
 communications of Allah, and that which they mocked 
 encompassed them.

 27. And certainly We destroyed the towns which are around 
 you, and We repeat the communications that they might turn.

 28. Why did not then those help them whom they took for gods 
 besides Allah to draw (them) nigh (to Him)? Nay! they were 
 lost to them; and this was their lie and what they forged.

 29. And when We turned towards you a party of the jinn who 
 listened to the Quran; so when they came to it, they said: 
 Be silent; then when it was finished, they turned back to 
 their people warning (them).

 30. They said: O our people! we have listened to a Book 
 revealed after Musa verifying that which is before it, 
 guiding to the truth and to a right path:

 31. O our people! accept the Divine caller and believe in 
 Him, He will forgive you of your faults and protect you from 
 a painful punishment.

 32. And whoever does not accept the-Divine caller, he shall 
 not escape in the earth and he shall not have guardians 
 besides Him, these are in manifest error.

 33. Have they not considered that Allah, Who created the 
 heavens and the earth and was not tired by their creation, 
 is able to give life to the dead? Aye! He has surely power 
 over all things.

 34. And on the day when those who disbelieve shall be 
 brought before the fire: Is it not true? They shall say: 
 Aye! by our Lord! He will say: Then taste the punishment, 
 because you disbelieved.

 35. Therefore bear up patiently as did the apostles endowed 
 with constancy bear up with patience and do not seek to 
 hasten for them (their doom). On the day that they shall see 
 what they are promised they shall be as if they had not 
 tarried save an hour of the day. A sufficient exposition! 
 Shall then any be destroyed save the transgressing people?