The Holy Qur'an Translation

 
 



Al-Mulk

In the name of ALLAH, the Gracious, the Merciful.
Blessed is HE in Whose hand is the Kingdom, and HE has power over all things; (1) Who has created death and life that HE might try you -which of you is best in deeds; and HE is the Mighty, the Most Forgiving ; (2) Who has created seven heavens in harmony. No incongruity canst thou see in the creation of the Gracious God. Then look again. Seest thou any flaw ? (3) Aye, look again, and yet again, thy sight will only return unto thee confused and fatigued, having seen no incongruity. (4) And verily, WE have adorned the lowest heaven with lamps, and WE have made them the means of driving away satans, and WE have prepared for them the punishment of the blazing Fire. (5) And for those who disbelieve in their Lord, is the punishment of Hell, and an evil resort it is. (6) When they are cast therein, they will hear it roaring as it boils up. (7) It would almost burst with fury. Whenever a host of wrongdoers is cast into it the wardens thereof will ask them `Did no Warner come to you ?' (8) They will say, `Yea, indeed, a Warner did come to us, but we treated him as a liar, and we said, `ALLAH has not revealed anything; you are but in manifest error.' (9) And they will say, `Had we but listened or had sense, we should not have been among the inmates of the blazing Fire.' (10) Thus will they confess their sins; but far removed from God's mercy are the inmates of the blazing Fire. (11) Verily, those who fear their Lord in secret - for them is forgiveness and a great reward. (12) And whether you conceal what you say or say it openly, HE knows well all that which is in your breasts. (13) Does HE, Who has created you, not know it ? HE is the Knower of all subtleties, the All-Aware. (14) HE it is Who has made the earth even and smooth for you; so walk in the spacious paths thereof, and eat of HIS provision. And unto HIM will be the resurrection. (15) Do you feel secure from HIM Who is in the heaven that HE will not cause the earth to sink with you ? When lo ! it begins to shake. (16) Do you feel secure from HIM Who is in the heaven that HE will not send against you a heavy sand-storm ? Then will you know how terrible was MY Warning ! (17) And, indeed, those before them also rejected MY Messengers, then how grievous was MY punishment ! (18) Do they not see the birds above them, spreading out their wings in flight and then drawing them in to swoop down upon the prey ? None withholds them but the Gracious God, HE sees all things well. (19) Can those, who are counted your hosts, help you against the Gracious God ? The disbelievers are only the victims of self-deception. (20) Or, who is he that will provide for you, if HE should withhold HIS provision ? Nay, but they obstinately persist in rebellion and aversion. (21) What ! is he who walks groveling upon his face better guided, or he who walks upright on the straight path ? (22) Say, `HE it is Who brought you into being, and made for you ears and eyes and hearts; but little thanks do you give.' (23) Say, `HE it is Who multiplied you in the earth, and unto HIM will you all be gathered.' (24) And they say, `When will this promise come to pass, if, indeed, you are truthful ?' (25) Say, `The knowledge of it is with ALLAH, and I am but a plain Warner.' (26) But when they see it nigh, the faces of those who disbelieve will be grief-stricken, and it will be said, `This is what you repeatedly asked for.' (27) Say, `Tell me, if ALLAH should destroy me and those who are with me, or have mercy upon us, who will protect the disbelievers from a painful torment ?' (28) Say, `HE is the Beneficent God, in HIM have we believed and in HIM have we put our trust. And you will soon know who is in manifest error.' (29) Say, `Tell me, if all your water were to disappear in the depths of the earth, who then, will bring you pure running water ?' (30)