The Holy Qoran with English Translation

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1. بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ
In the name of Allah, most benevolent, ever-merciful.
2. ن ۚ وَالْقَلَمِ وَمَا يَسْطُرُونَ
NUN. I CALL to witness the pen and what they inscribe,
3. مَا أَنتَ بِنِعْمَةِ رَبِّكَ بِمَجْنُونٍ
You are not demented by the grace of your Lord.
4. وَإِنَّ لَكَ لَأَجْرًا غَيْرَ مَمْنُونٍ
There is surely reward unending for you,
5. وَإِنَّكَ لَعَلَىٰ خُلُقٍ عَظِيمٍ
For you are verily born of sublime nature.
6. فَسَتُبْصِرُ وَيُبْصِرُونَ
So you will see, and they will realise,
7. بِأَييِّكُمُ الْمَفْتُونُ
Who is distracted.
8. إِنَّ رَبَّكَ هُوَ أَعْلَمُ بِمَن ضَلَّ عَن سَبِيلِهِ وَهُوَ أَعْلَمُ بِالْمُهْتَدِينَ
Verily your Lord knows those who have gone astray from His path, and He knows those who are guided on the way.
9. فَلَا تُطِعِ الْمُكَذِّبِينَ
So do not comply with those who deny:
10. وَدُّوا لَوْ تُدْهِنُ فَيُدْهِنُونَ
They only want that you should relent, so that they may come to terms.
11. وَلَا تُطِعْ كُلَّ حَلَّافٍ مَّهِينٍ
Do not heed a contemptible swearer,
12. هَمَّازٍ مَّشَّاءٍ بِنَمِيمٍ
Or backbiter, calumniator, slanderer,
13. مَّنَّاعٍ لِّلْخَيْرِ مُعْتَدٍ أَثِيمٍ
Who hinders men from (doing) good, the transgressor, the iniquitous,
14. عُتُلٍّ بَعْدَ ذَٰلِكَ زَنِيمٍ
Crude, and above all, mean and infamous,
15. أَن كَانَ ذَا مَالٍ وَبَنِينَ
Simply because he possesses wealth and children.
16. إِذَا تُتْلَىٰ عَلَيْهِ آيَاتُنَا قَالَ أَسَاطِيرُ الْأَوَّلِينَ
When you recite Our revelations to him, he says: "These are fables of long ago."
17. سَنَسِمُهُ عَلَى الْخُرْطُومِ
We shall brand him on the muzzle.
18. إِنَّا بَلَوْنَاهُمْ كَمَا بَلَوْنَا أَصْحَابَ الْجَنَّةِ إِذْ أَقْسَمُوا لَيَصْرِمُنَّهَا مُصْبِحِينَ
We have tried you as We tried the owners of the garden when they vowed to gather the fruits in the morning
19. وَلَا يَسْتَثْنُونَ
But did not add: "If God may please."
20. فَطَافَ عَلَيْهَا طَائِفٌ مِّن رَّبِّكَ وَهُمْ نَائِمُونَ
Then a calamity from your Lord fell upon it, but they remained fast asleep.
21. فَأَصْبَحَتْ كَالصَّرِيمِ
So by the morning it seemed as though picked clean.
22. فَتَنَادَوْا مُصْبِحِينَ
At daybreak they called to each other:
23. أَنِ اغْدُوا عَلَىٰ حَرْثِكُمْ إِن كُنتُمْ صَارِمِينَ
"If you want to gather the fruits, let us go early to the plantation."
24. فَانطَلَقُوا وَهُمْ يَتَخَافَتُونَ
So they departed, talking in low voices:
25. أَن لَّا يَدْخُلَنَّهَا الْيَوْمَ عَلَيْكُم مِّسْكِينٌ
"Let no needy person come to you within it today."
26. وَغَدَوْا عَلَىٰ حَرْدٍ قَادِرِينَ
They left early in the morning bent on this purpose.
27. فَلَمَّا رَأَوْهَا قَالُوا إِنَّا لَضَالُّونَ
When they saw (and did not recognise it) they said: "Surely we have lost the way.
28. بَلْ نَحْنُ مَحْرُومُونَ
No. In fact we have been deprived of it."
29. قَالَ أَوْسَطُهُمْ أَلَمْ أَقُل لَّكُمْ لَوْلَا تُسَبِّحُونَ
One who was temperate among them, said: "Did I not say: 'Why don't you priase God?'"
30. قَالُوا سُبْحَانَ رَبِّنَا إِنَّا كُنَّا ظَالِمِينَ
"Glory to our Lord," they said; we were really in the wrong."
31. فَأَقْبَلَ بَعْضُهُمْ عَلَىٰ بَعْضٍ يَتَلَاوَمُونَ
Then they started blaming one another,
32. قَالُوا يَا وَيْلَنَا إِنَّا كُنَّا طَاغِينَ
Saying: "Alas the woe, we were iniquitous.
33. عَسَىٰ رَبُّنَا أَن يُبْدِلَنَا خَيْرًا مِّنْهَا إِنَّا إِلَىٰ رَبِّنَا رَاغِبُونَ
Maybe our Lord will give us better than this. We turn to our Lord in supplication."
34. كَذَٰلِكَ الْعَذَابُ ۖ وَلَعَذَابُ الْآخِرَةِ أَكْبَرُ ۚ لَوْ كَانُوا يَعْلَمُونَ
Such is Our chastisement; and the punishment of the Hereafter will be greater, if only they knew!
35. إِنَّ لِلْمُتَّقِينَ عِندَ رَبِّهِمْ جَنَّاتِ النَّعِيمِ
For those who fear God there are pleasure gardens with their Lord.
36. أَفَنَجْعَلُ الْمُسْلِمِينَ كَالْمُجْرِمِينَ
Should We treat those who submit and obey in the same way as those who are culpable?
37. مَا لَكُمْ كَيْفَ تَحْكُمُونَ
What has come upon you that you judge in such a wise?
38. أَمْ لَكُمْ كِتَابٌ فِيهِ تَدْرُسُونَ
Or have you a Book in which you read
39. إِنَّ لَكُمْ فِيهِ لَمَا تَخَيَّرُونَ
That you can surely have whatever you choose?
40. أَمْ لَكُمْ أَيْمَانٌ عَلَيْنَا بَالِغَةٌ إِلَىٰ يَوْمِ الْقِيَامَةِ ۙ إِنَّ لَكُمْ لَمَا تَحْكُمُونَ
Or have you taken a binding promise from Us which would hold till the Day of Judgement, that you will get whatever you demand?
41. سَلْهُمْ أَيُّهُم بِذَٰلِكَ زَعِيمٌ
Ask them: "Which of you is able to vouch for this?"
42. أَمْ لَهُمْ شُرَكَاءُ فَلْيَأْتُوا بِشُرَكَائِهِمْ إِن كَانُوا صَادِقِينَ
Or have they any partners? Let them bring their partners then, if what they say is true.
43. يَوْمَ يُكْشَفُ عَن سَاقٍ وَيُدْعَوْنَ إِلَى السُّجُودِ فَلَا يَسْتَطِيعُونَ
On the day the great calamity befalls, and they are called to bow in homage, they will not be able to do so.
44. خَاشِعَةً أَبْصَارُهُمْ تَرْهَقُهُمْ ذِلَّةٌ ۖ وَقَدْ كَانُوا يُدْعَوْنَ إِلَى السُّجُودِ وَهُمْ سَالِمُونَ
Lowered will be their eyes, disgrace overwhelming them. They had indeed been called to bow in homage when they were free of blame.
45. فَذَرْنِي وَمَن يُكَذِّبُ بِهَٰذَا الْحَدِيثِ ۖ سَنَسْتَدْرِجُهُم مِّنْ حَيْثُ لَا يَعْلَمُونَ
So leave those who deny this Discourse to Me. We shall lead them step by step to (ruin) in a way they will not know.
46. وَأُمْلِي لَهُمْ ۚ إِنَّ كَيْدِي مَتِينٌ
Yet I will give them respite: Surely My plan is compact.
47. أَمْ تَسْأَلُهُمْ أَجْرًا فَهُم مِّن مَّغْرَمٍ مُّثْقَلُونَ
Do you ask for any compensation from them that they are burdened with want?
48. أَمْ عِندَهُمُ الْغَيْبُ فَهُمْ يَكْتُبُونَ
Or do they have knowledge of the unknown which they copy down?
49. فَاصْبِرْ لِحُكْمِ رَبِّكَ وَلَا تَكُن كَصَاحِبِ الْحُوتِ إِذْ نَادَىٰ وَهُوَ مَكْظُومٌ
So wait with patience for the judgement of your Lord, and do not be like (onah) of the fish who called (to his Lord) when he was choked with anger.
50. لَّوْلَا أَن تَدَارَكَهُ نِعْمَةٌ مِّن رَّبِّهِ لَنُبِذَ بِالْعَرَاءِ وَهُوَ مَذْمُومٌ
Had it not been for a favour from his Lord he would have been cast blame-worthy on a barren plain.
51. فَاجْتَبَاهُ رَبُّهُ فَجَعَلَهُ مِنَ الصَّالِحِينَ
Then his Lord chose him and placed him among the upright.
52. وَإِن يَكَادُ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا لَيُزْلِقُونَكَ بِأَبْصَارِهِمْ لَمَّا سَمِعُوا الذِّكْرَ وَيَقُولُونَ إِنَّهُ لَمَجْنُونٌ
But the unbelievers would like to stare you out of balance when they hear the warning, and say: "Surely he is possessed;"
53. وَمَا هُوَ إِلَّا ذِكْرٌ لِّلْعَالَمِينَ
Whilst it is no more than reminder for the people of the world.

English Translation of Quran provided by Ahmed Ali (Ahmed Ali *)