1 . Blessed is He in Whose hand is the Sovereignty, and, He is Able to do all things.
2 . Who hath created life and death that He may try you which of you is best in conduct; and He is the Mighty, the Forgiving,
3 . Who hath created seven heavens in harmony. Thou (Muhammad) canst see no fault in the Beneficent One´s creation; then look again: Canst thou see any rifts?
4 . Then look again and yet again, thy sight will return unto thee weakened and made dim.
5 . And verily We have beautified the world´s heaven with lamps, and We have made them missiles for the devils, and for them We have prepared the doom of flame.
6 . And for those who disbelieve in their Lord there is the doom of hell, a hapless journey´s end!
7 . When they are flung therein they hear its roaring as it boileth up,
8 . As it would burst with rage. Whenever a (fresh) host is flung therein the wardens thereof ask them: Came there unto you no warner?
9 . They say: Yea, verily, a warner came unto us; but we denied and said: Allah hath naught revealed; ye are in naught but a great error.
10 . And they say: Had we been wont to listen or have sense, we had not been among the dwellers in the flames.
11 . So they acknowledge their sins; but far removed (from mercy) are the dwellers in the flames.
12 . Lo! those who fear their Lord in secret, theirs will be forgiveness and a great reward.
13 . And keep your opinion secret or proclaim it, lo! He is Knower of all that is in the breasts (of men).
14 . Should He not know what He created? And He is the Subtile, the Aware.
15 . He it is Who hath made the earth subservient unto you, so Walk in the paths thereof and eat of His providence. And unto Him will be the resurrection (of the dead).
16 . Have ye taken security from Him Who is in the heaven that He will not cause the earth to swallow you when lo! it is convulsed?
17 . Or have ye taken security from Him Who is in the heaven that He will not let loose on you a hurricane? But ye shall know the manner of My warning.
18 . And verily those before them denied, then (see) the manner of My wrath (with them)!
19 . Have they not seen the birds above them spreading out their wings and closing them? Naught upholdeth them save the Beneficent. Lo! He is Seer of all things.
20 . Or who is he that will be an army unto you to help you instead of the Beneficent? The disbelievers are in naught but illusion.
21 . Or who is he that will provide for you if He should withhold His providence? Nay, but they are set in pride and frowardness.
22 . Is he who goeth groping on his face more rightly guided, or he who walketh upright on a straight road?
23 . Say (unto them, O Muhammad): He it is who gave you being, and hath assigned unto you ears and eyes and hearts. Small thanks give ye!
24 . Say: He it is Who multiplieth you in the earth, and unto Whom ye will be gathered.
25 . And they say: When (will) this promise (be fulfilled), if ye are truthful?
26 . Say: The knowledge is with Allah only, and I am but a plain warner;
27 . But when they see it nigh, the faces of those who disbelieve will be awry, and it will be said (unto them): This is that for which ye used to call.
28 . Say (O Muhammad): Have ye thought: Whether Allah causeth me (Muhammad) and those with me to perish or hath mercy on us, still, who will protect the disbelievers from a painful doom?
29 . Say: He is the Beneficent. In Him we believe and in Him we put our trust. And ye will soon know who it is that is in error manifest.
30 . Say: Have ye thought: If (all) your water were to disappear into the earth, who then could bring you gushing water?