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057 TheIron

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

 1. Whatever is in the heavens and the earth declares the 
 glory of Allah, and He is the Mighty, the Wise.

 2. His is the kingdom of the heavens and the earth; He gives 
 life and causes death; and He has power over all things.

 3. He is the First and the Last and the Ascendant (over all) 
 and the Knower of hidden things, and He is Cognizant of all 

 4. He it is who created the heavens and the earth in six 
 periods, and He is firm in power; He knows that which goes 
 deep down into the earth and that which comes forth out of 
 it, and that which comes down from the heaven and that which 
 goes up into it, and He is with you wherever you are; and 
 Allah sees what you do.

 5. His is the kingdom of the heavens and the earth; and to 
 Allah are (all) affairs returned.

 6. He causes the night to enter in upon the day, and causes 
 the day to enter in upon the night, and He is Cognizant of 
 what is in the hearts.

 7. Believe in Allah and His Apostle, and spend out of what 
 He has made you to be successors of; for those of you who 
 believe and spend shall have a great reward.

 8. And what reason have you that you should not believe in 
 Allah? And the Apostle calls on you that you may believe in 
 your Lord, and indeed He has made a covenant with you if you 
 are believers.

 9. He it is who sends down clear communications upon His 
 servant, that he may bring you forth from utter darkness 
 into light; and most surely Allah is Kind, Merciful to you.

 10. And what reason have you that you should not spend in 
 Allah's way? And Allah's is the inheritance of the heavens 
 and the earth, not alike among you are those who spent 
 before the victory and fought (and those who did not): they 
 are more exalted in rank than those who spent and fought 
 afterwards; and Allah has promised good to all; and Allah is 
 Aware of what you do.

 I 1. Who is there that will offer to Allah a good gift so He 
 will double it for him, and he shall have an excellent 

 12. On that day you will see the faithful men and the 
 faithful women-- their light running before them and on their 
 right hand-- good news for you today: gardens beneath which 
 rivers flow, to abide therein, that is the grand 

 13. On the day when the hypocritical men and the 
 hypocritical women will say to those who believe: Wait for 
 us, that we may have light from your light; it shall be 
 said: Turn back and seek a light. Then separation would be 
 brought about between them, with a wall having a door in it; 
 (as for) the inside of it, there shall be mercy in it, and 
 (as for) the outside of it, before it there shall be 

 14. They will cry out to them: Were we not with you? They 
 shall say: Yea! but you caused yourselves to fall into 
 temptation, and you waited and doubted, and vain desires 
 deceived you till
 the threatened punishment of Allah came, while the 
 archdeceiver deceived you about Allah.

 15. So today ransom shall not be accepted from you nor from 
 those who disbelieved; your abode is the fire; it is your 
 friend and evil is the resort.

 16. Has not the time yet come for those who believe that 
 their hearts should be humble for the remembrance of Allah 
 and what has come down of the truth? And ~that) they should 
 not be like those who were given the Book before, but the 
 time became prolonged to them, so their hearts hardened, and 
 most of them are transgressors.

 17. Know that Allah gives life to the earth after its death; 
 indeed, We have made the communications clear to you that 
 you may understand.

 18. Surely (as for) the charitable men and the charitable 
 women and (those who) set apart for Allah a goodly portion, 
 it shall be doubled for them and they shall have a noble 

 19. And (as for) those who believe in Allah and His 
 apostles, these it is that are the truthful and the faithful 
 ones in the sight of their Lord: they shall have their 
 reward and their light, and (as for) those who disbelieve 
 and reject Our communications, these are the inmates of the 

 20. Know that this world's life is only sport and play and 
 gaiety and boasting among yourselves, and a vying in the 
 multiplication of wealth and children, like the rain, whose 
 causing the vegetation to grow, pleases the husbandmen, then 
 it withers away so that you will see it become yellow, then 
 it becomes dried up and broken down; and in the hereafter is 
 a severe chastisement and (also) forgiveness from Allah and 
 (His) pleasure; and this world's life is naught but means of 

 21 . Hasten to forgiveness from your Lord and to a garden 
 the extensiveness of which is as the extensiveness of the 
 heaven and the earth; it is prepared for those who believe 
 in Allah and His apostles; that is the grace of Allah: He 
 gives it to whom He pleases, and Allah is the Lord of mighty 

 22. No evil befalls on the earth nor in your own souls, but 
 it is in a book before We bring it into existence; surely 
 that is easy to Allah:

 23. So that you may not grieve for what has escaped you, nor 
 be exultant at what He has given you; and Allah does not 
 love any arrogant boaster:

 24. Those who are niggardly and enjoin niggardliness on men; 
 and whoever turns back, then surely Allah is He Who is the 
 Selfsufficient, the Praised.

 25. Certainly We sent Our apostles with clear arguments, and 
 sent down with them the Book and the balance that men may 
 conduct themselves with equity; and We have made the iron, 
 wherein is great violence and advantages to men, and that 
 Allah may know who helps Him and His apostles in the secret; 
 surely Allah is Strong, Mighty.

 26. And certainly We sent Nuh and Ibrahim and We gave to 
 their offspring the (gift of) prophecy and the Book; so 
 there are among them those who go aright, and most of them 
 are transgressors.

 27. Then We made Our apostles to follow in their footsteps, 
 and We sent Isa son of Marium afterwards, and We gave him 
 the Injeel, and We put in the hearts of those who followed 
 him kindness and mercy; and (as for) monkery, they innovated 
 it-- We did not prescribe it to them-- only to seek Allah's 
 pleasure, but they did not observe it with its due 
 observance; so We gave to those of them who believed their 
 reward, and most of them are transgressors.

 28. O you who believe! be careful of (your duty to) Allah 
 and believe in His Apostle: He will give you two portions of 
 His mercy, and make for you a light with which you will 
 walk, and forgive you, and Allah is Forgiving, Merciful;

 29. So that the followers of the Book may know that they do 
 not control aught of the grace of Allah, and that grace 15 m 
 Allah's hand, He gives it to whom He pleases; and Allah is 
 the Lord of mighty grace.