1 . By those who set the ranks in battle order
2 . And those who drive away (the wicked) with reproof
3 . And those who read (the Word) for a reminder,
4 . Lo! thy Lord is surely One;
5 . Lord of the heavens and of the earth and all that is between them, and Lord of the sun´s risings.
6 . Lo! We have adorned the lowest heaven with an ornament, the planets;
7 . With security from every froward devil.
8 . They cannot listen to the Highest Chiefs for they are pelted from every side,
9 . Outcast, and theirs is a perpetual torment;
10 . Save him who snatcheth a fragment, and there pursueth him a piercing flame.
11 . Then ask them (O Muhammad): Are they stronger as a creation, or those (others) whom we have created? Lo! We created them of plastic clay.
12 . Nay, but thou dost marvel when they mock
13 . And heed not when they are reminded,
14 . And seek to scoff when they behold a portent.
15 . And they say: Lo! this is mere magic;
16 . When we are dead and have become dust and bones, shall we then, forsooth, be raised (again)?
17 . And our forefathers?
18 . Say (O Muhammad): Ye, in truth; and ye will be brought low.
19 . There is but one Shout, and lo! they behold,
20 . And say: Ah, woe for us! This is the Day of Judgment.
21 . This is the Day of Separation, which ye used to deny.
22 . (And it is said unto the angels): Assemble those who did wrong, together with their wives and what they used to worship
23 . Instead of Allah, and lead them to the path to hell;
24 . And stop them, for they must be questioned.
25 . What aileth you that ye help not one another?
26 . Nay, but this day they make full submission.
27 . And some of them draw near unto others, mutually questioning.
28 . They say: Lo! ye used to come unto us, imposing, (swearing that ye spoke the truth).
29 . They answer: Nay, but ye (yourselves) were not believers.
30 . We had no power over you, but ye were wayward folk.
31 . Now the Word of our Lord hath been fulfilled concerning us. Lo! we are about to taste (the doom).
32 . Thus we misled you. Lo! we were (ourselves) astray.
33 . Then lo! this day they (both) are sharers in the doom.
34 . Lo! thus deal We with the guilty.
35 . For when it was said unto them, There is no Allah save Allah, they were scornful
36 . And said: Shall we forsake our gods for a mad poet?
37 . Nay, but he brought the Truth, and he confirmed those sent (before him).
38 . Lo! (now) verily ye taste the painful doom -
39 . Ye are requited naught save what ye did -
40 . Save single-minded slaves of Allah;
41 . For them there is a known provision,
42 . Fruits. And they will be honoured
43 . In the Gardens of delight,
44 . On couches facing one another;
45 . A cup from a gushing spring is brought round for them,
46 . White, delicious to the drinkers,
47 . Wherein there is no headache nor are they made mad thereby.
48 . And with them are those of modest gaze, with lovely eyes,
49 . (Pure) as they were hidden eggs (of the ostrich).
50 . And some of them draw near unto others, mutually questioning.
51 . A speaker of them saith: Lo! I had a comrade
52 . Who used to say: Art thou in truth of those who put faith (in his words)?
53 . Can we, when we are dead and have become mere dust and bones - can we (then) verily be brought to book?
54 . He saith: Will ye look?
55 . Then looketh he and seeth him in the depth of hell.
56 . He saith: By Allah, thou verily didst all but cause my ruin,
57 . And had it not been for the favour of my Lord, I too had been of those haled forth (to doom).
58 . Are we then not to die
59 . Saving our former death, and are we not to be punished?
60 . Lo! this is the supreme triumph.
61 . For the like of this, then, let the workers work.
62 . Is this better as a welcome, or the tree of Zaqqum?
63 . Lo! We have appointed it a torment for wrong-doers.
64 . Lo! it is a tree that springeth in the heart of hell.
65 . Its crop is as it were the heads of devils
66 . And lo! they verily must eat thereof, and fill (their) bellies therewith.
67 . And afterward, lo! thereupon they have a drink of boiling water
68 . And afterward, lo! their return is surely unto hell.
69 . They indeed found their fathers astray,
70 . But they make haste (to follow) in their footsteps.
71 . And verily most of the men of old went astray before them,
72 . And verily We sent among them warners.
73 . Then see the nature of the consequence for those warned,
74 . Save single-minded slaves of Allah.
75 . And Noah verily prayed unto Us, and gracious was the Hearer of his prayer
76 . And We saved him and his household from the great distress,
77 . And made his seed the survivors,
78 . And left for him among the later folk (the salutation):
79 . Peace be unto Noah among the peoples!
80 . Lo! thus do We reward the good.
81 . Lo! he is one of Our believing slaves.
82 . Then We did drown the others.
83 . And lo! of his persuasion verily was Abraham
84 . When he came unto his Lord with a whole heart;
85 . When he said unto his father and his folk: What is it that ye worship?
86 . Is it a falsehood - gods beside Allah - that ye desire?
87 . What then is your opinion of the Lord of the Worlds?
88 . And he glanced a glance at the stars
89 . Then said: Lo! I feel sick!
90 . And they turned their backs and went away from him.
91 . Then turned he to their gods and said: Will ye not eat?
92 . What aileth you that ye speak not?
93 . Then he attacked them, striking with his right hand.
94 . And (his people) came toward him, hastening.
95 . He said: Worship ye that which ye yourselves do carve
96 . When Allah hath created you and what ye make?
97 . They said: Build for him a building and fling him in the red-hotfire.
98 . And they designed a snare for him, but We made them the undermost.
99 . And he said: Lo! I am going unto my Lord Who will guide me.
100 . My Lord! Vouchsafe me of the righteous.
101 . So We gave him tidings of a gentle son.
102 . And when (his son) was old enough to walk with him, (Abraham) said: O my dear son, I have seen in a dream that I must sacrifice thee. So look, what thinkest thou? He said: O my father! Do that which thou art commanded. Allah willing, thou shalt find me of the steadfast.
103 . Then, when they had both surrendered (to Allah), and he had flung him down upon his face,
104 . We called unto him: O Abraham!
105 . Thou hast already fulfilled the vision. Lo! thus do We reward the good.
106 . Lo! that verily was a clear test.
107 . Then We ransomed him with a tremendous victim.
108 . And We left for him among the later folk (the salutation):
109 . Peace be unto Abraham!
110 . Thus do We reward the good.
111 . Lo! he is one of Our believing slaves.
112 . And we gave him tidings of the birth of Isaac, a prophet of the righteous.
113 . And We blessed him and Isaac. And of their seed are some who do good, and some who plainly wrong themselves.
114 . And We verily gave grace unto Moses and Aaron,
115 . And saved them and their people from the great distress,
116 . And helped them so that they became the victors.
117 . And We gave them the clear Scripture
118 . And showed them the right path.
119 . And We left for them among the later folk (the salutation):
120 . Peace be unto Moses and Aaron!
121 . Lo! thus do We reward the good.
122 . Lo! they are two of Our believing slaves.
123 . And lo! Elias was of those sent (to warn),
124 . When he said unto his folk: Will ye not ward off (evil)?
125 . Will ye cry unto Baal and forsake the Best of creators,
126 . Allah, your Lord and Lord of your forefathers?
127 . But they denied him, so they surely will be haled forth (to the doom)
128 . Save single-minded slaves of Allah.
129 . And we left for him among the later folk (the salutation):
130 . Peace be unto Elias!
131 . Lo! thus do We reward the good.
132 . Lo! he is one of our believing slaves.
133 . And lo! Lot verily was of those sent (to warn).
134 . When We saved him and his household, every one,
135 . Save an old woman among those who stayed behind;
136 . Then We destroyed the others.
137 . And lo! ye verily pass by (the ruin of) them in the morning
138 . And at night-time; have ye then no sense?
139 . And lo! Jonah verily was of those sent (to warn)
140 . When he fled unto the laden ship,
141 . And then drew lots and was of those rejected;
142 . And the fish swallowed him while he was blameworthy;
143 . And had he not been one of those who glorify (Allah)
144 . He would have tarried in its belly till the day when they are raised;
145 . Then We cast him on a desert shore while he was sick;
146 . And We caused a tree of gourd to grow above him;
147 . And We sent him to a hundred thousand (folk) or more
148 . And they believed, therefor We gave them comfort for a while.
149 . Now ask them (O Muhammad): Hath thy Lord daughters whereas they have sons?
150 . Or created We the angels females while they were present?
151 . Lo! it is of their falsehood that they say:
152 . Allah hath begotten. Allah! verily they tell a lie.
153 . (And again of their falsehood): He hath preferred daughters to sons.
154 . What aileth you? How judge ye?
155 . Will ye not then reflect?
156 . Or have ye a clear warrant?
157 . Then produce your writ, if ye are truthful.
158 . And they imagine kinship between him and the jinn, whereas the jinn know well that they will be brought before (Him).
159 . Glorified be Allah from that which they attribute (unto Him),
160 . Save single-minded slaves of Allah.
161 . Lo! verily, ye and that which ye worship,
162 . Ye cannot excite (anyone) against Him.
163 . Save him who is to burn in hell.
164 . There is not one of us but hath his known position.
165 . Lo! we, even we are they who set the ranks,
166 . Lo! we, even we are they who hymn His praise
167 . And indeed they used to say:
168 . If we had but a reminder from the men of old
169 . We would be single-minded slaves of Allah.
170 . Yet (now that it is come) they disbelieve therein; but they will come to know.
171 . And verily Our word went forth of old unto Our bondmen sent (to warn)
172 . That they verily would be helped,
173 . And that Our host, they verily would be the victors.
174 . So withdraw from them (O Muhammad) awhile,
175 . And watch, for they will (soon) see.
176 . Would they hasten on Our doom?
177 . But when it cometh home to them, then it will be a hapless morn for those who have been warned.
178 . Withdraw from them awhile
179 . And watch, for they will (soon) see.
180 . Glorified be thy Lord, the Lord of Majesty, from that which they attribute (unto Him)
181 . And peace be unto those sent (to warn).
182 . And praise be to Allah, Lord of the Worlds!