The Holy Qur'an Translation

 
 



As­Sajdah

In the name of ALLAH, the Gracious, the Merciful.
Alif, Lám, Mím. (1) The revelation of the Book - there is no doubt about it - is from the Lord of the worlds. (2) Do they say, `He has forged it ?' Nay, it is the truth from thy Lord, that thou mayest warn a people to whom no Warner has come before thee, that they may be guided. (3) ALLAH is HE Who created the heavens and the earth, and that which is between them, in six periods, then HE settled Himself on the Throne. You have no helper or intercessor beside HIM. Will you not then reflect ? (4) HE will plan HIS ordinance from the heaven unto the earth, then will it go up to HIM in a day the duration of which is a thousand years according as you reckon. (5) Such is the knower of the unseen and the seen, the Mighty, the Merciful; (6) Who has made perfect everything HE has created. And HE began the creation of man from clay; (7) Then HE made his progeny from an extract of an insignificant fluid; (8) Then HE endowed him with perfect faculties and breathed into him of HIS spirit. And HE has given you ears, and eyes, and hearts. But little thanks do you give ! (9) And they say, `What ! when we are lost in the earth, shall we be raised up in the form of a new creation ?' Nay, but they disbelieve in the meeting with their Lord. (10) Say, `The angel of death that has been put in charge of you will cause you to die; then to your Lord will you be brought back.' (11) If only thou couldst see when the guilty ones will hang down their heads before their Lord, and say, `Our Lord, we have seen and we have heard, so send us back that we may do good works; for now we are convinced of the truth of what we were told.' (12) And if WE had enforced Our will, WE could have given every soul its appropriate guidance, but the word from ME has come true that I will fill Hell with jinn and men all together. (13) So taste ye the punishment of your evil deeds, for you forgot the meeting of this day of yours. We too, have forgotten you. Taste ye then the lasting punishment because of that which you used to do. (14) Only those really believe in Our Signs who, when they are reminded of them, fall down prostrate and celebrate the praises of their Lord, and they are not proud. (15) Their sides keep away from their beds; and they call on their Lord in fear and hope, and spend out of what WE have bestowed on them. (16) And no soul knows what joy of the eyes is kept hidden for them, as a reward for the good they used to do. (17) Is he, then, who is a believer like one who is disobedient ? they are not equal. (18) As for those who believe and do good works, they will have Gardens of Eternal Abode as an entertainment in return for what they used to do. (19) And as for those who are disobedient, their abode will be the Fire. Every time they desire to come out of it, they will be turned back into it, and it will be said to them, `Taste ye the punishment of the Fire which you used to deny.' (20) And most surely WE will make them taste of the lesser punishment before the greater punishment, that they may return to US with repentance. (21) And who is more unjust than he who is reminded of the Signs of his Lord and then turns away from them ? WE will, surely, exact retribution from the guilty. (22) And WE indeed gave Moses the Book - be not, therefore, in doubt about receiving a perfect Book thyself - and WE made it a guidance for the Children of Israel. (23) And WE appointed from among them leaders, who guided the people by Our command, because they were steadfast and had firm faith in Our Signs. (24) Verily, thy Lord - HE will judge between them on the Day of Resurrection concerning that in which they used to disagree. (25) Does it not furnish guidance to them how many a generation have WE destroyed before them, amid whose dwellings they now walk about ? In that, surely, are Signs. Will they not then listen ? (26) Do they not see that WE drive the water to the dry land and produce thereby crops of which their cattle eat, and they themselves also ? Will they not then see ? (27) And they say, `When will this victory come, if you are truthful ?' (28) Say, `On the day of victory the faith of the disbelievers shall not avail them, nor will they be respited.' (29) So turn away from them, and wait. They are also waiting. (30)