1 . Ha. Mim.
2 . By the Scripture that maketh plain
3 . Lo! We revealed it on a blessed night - Lo! We are ever warning -
4 . Whereon every wise command is made clear
5 . As a command from Our presence - Lo! We are ever sending -
6 . A mercy from thy Lord. Lo! He, even He is the Hearer, the Knower,
7 . Lord of the heavens and the earth and all that is between them, if ye would be sure.
8 . There is no Allah save Him. He quickeneth and giveth death; your Lord and Lord of your forefathers.
9 . Nay, but they play in doubt.
10 . But watch thou (O Muhammad) for the day when the sky will produce visible smoke
11 . That will envelop the people. This will be a painful torment.
12 . (Then they will say): Our Lord relieve us of the torment. Lo! we are believers.
13 . How can there be remembrance for them, when a messenger making plain (the Truth) had already come unto them,
14 . And they had turned away from him and said: One taught (by others), a madman?
15 . Lo! We withdraw the torment a little. Lo! ye return (to disbelief).
16 . On the day when We shall seize them with the greater seizure, (then) in truth We shall punish.
17 . And verily We tried before them Pharaoh´s folk, when there came unto them a noble messenger,
18 . Saying: Give up to me the slaves of Allah. Lo! I am a faithful messenger unto you.
19 . And saying: Be not proud against Allah. Lo! I bring you a clear warrant.
20 . And lo! I have sought refuge in my Lord and your Lord lest ye stone me to death.
21 . And if ye put no faith in me, then let me go.
22 . And he cried unto his Lord, (saying): These are guilty folk.
23 . Then (his Lord commanded): Take away My slaves by night. Lo! ye will be followed,
24 . And leave the sea behind at rest, for lo! they are a drowned host.
25 . How many were the gardens and the watersprings that they left behind,
26 . And the cornlands and the goodly sites
27 . And pleasant things wherein they took delight!
28 . Even so (it was), and We made it an inheritance for other folk;
29 . And the heaven and the earth wept not for them, nor were they reprieved.
30 . And We delivered the Children of Israel from the shameful doom;
31 . (We delivered them) from Pharaoh. Lo! he was a tyrant of the wanton ones.
32 . And We chose them, purposely, above (all) creatures.
33 . And We gave them portents wherein was a clear trial.
34 . Lo! these, forsooth, are saying:
35 . There is naught but our first death, and we shall not be raised again.
36 . Bring back our fathers, if ye speak the truth!
37 . Are they better, or the folk of Tubb´a and those before them? We destroyed them, for surely they were guilty.
38 . And We created not the heavens and the earth, and all that is between them, in play.
39 . We created them not save with truth; but most of them know not.
40 . Assuredly the Day of Decision is the term for all of them,
41 . A day when friend can in naught avail friend, nor can they be helped,
42 . Save him on whom Allah hath mercy. Lo! He is the Mighty, the Merciful.
43 . Lo! the tree of Zaqqum,
44 . The food of the sinner!
45 . Like molten brass, it seetheth in their bellies
46 . As the seething of boiling water.
47 . (And it will be said): Take him and drag him to the midst of hell,
48 . Then pour upon his head the torment of boiling water.
49 . (Saying): Taste! Lo! thou wast forsooth the mighty, the noble!
50 . Lo! this is that whereof ye used to doubt.
51 . Lo! those who kept their duty will be in a place secured.
52 . Amid gardens and watersprings,
53 . Attired in silk and silk embroidery, facing one another.
54 . Even so (it will be). And We shall wed them unto fair ones with wide, lovely eyes.
55 . They call therein for every fruit in safety.
56 . They taste not death therein, save the first death. And He hath saved them from the doom of hell,
57 . A bounty from thy Lord. That is the supreme triumph.
58 . And We have made (this Scripture) easy in thy language only that they may heed.
59 . Wait then (O Muhammad). Lo! they (too) are waiting.