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. سَأَلَ سَائِلٌ بِعَذَابٍ وَاقِعٍ
AN INQUIRER ASKED for the affliction that is to come
3. لِّلْكَافِرِينَ لَيْسَ لَهُ دَافِعٌ
Upon the infidels -- which none would be able to repel --
4. مِّنَ اللَّهِ ذِي الْمَعَارِجِ
From God, the Lord of the steps (of progression),
5. تَعْرُجُ الْمَلَائِكَةُ وَالرُّوحُ إِلَيْهِ فِي يَوْمٍ كَانَ مِقْدَارُهُ خَمْسِينَ أَلْفَ سَنَةٍ
To whom the angels and the soul take a day to ascend, whose length is fifty thousand years.
6. فَاصْبِرْ صَبْرًا جَمِيلًا
So persevere with becoming patience.
7. إِنَّهُمْ يَرَوْنَهُ بَعِيدًا
They surely take it to be far away,
8. وَنَرَاهُ قَرِيبًا
But We see it very near.
9. يَوْمَ تَكُونُ السَّمَاءُ كَالْمُهْلِ
The day the sky becomes like molten brass,
10. وَتَكُونُ الْجِبَالُ كَالْعِهْنِ
The mountains like the tufts of (carded) wool,
11. وَلَا يَسْأَلُ حَمِيمٌ حَمِيمًا
And no friend inquires after friend
12. يُبَصَّرُونَهُمْ ۚ يَوَدُّ الْمُجْرِمُ لَوْ يَفْتَدِي مِنْ عَذَابِ يَوْمِئِذٍ بِبَنِيهِ
Though within sight of one another. The sinner would like to ransom himself from the torment of that Day by offering his sons,
13. وَصَاحِبَتِهِ وَأَخِيهِ
His wife and his brother,
14. وَفَصِيلَتِهِ الَّتِي تُؤْوِيهِ
And his family who had stood by him,
15. وَمَن فِي الْأَرْضِ جَمِيعًا ثُمَّ يُنجِيهِ
And all those who are on the earth, to save himself.
16. كَلَّا ۖ إِنَّهَا لَظَىٰ
But never. It is pure white flame
17. نَزَّاعَةً لِّلشَّوَىٰ
That would skin the scalp.
18. تَدْعُو مَنْ أَدْبَرَ وَتَوَلَّىٰ
It will summon whoever turns his back and flees,
19. وَجَمَعَ فَأَوْعَىٰ
Who amasses and then hoards.
20. ۞ إِنَّ الْإِنسَانَ خُلِقَ هَلُوعًا
Surely man is greedy by nature.
21. إِذَا مَسَّهُ الشَّرُّ جَزُوعًا
If evil befalls him he is perturbed;
22. وَإِذَا مَسَّهُ الْخَيْرُ مَنُوعًا
If good comes to him he holds back his hand,
23. إِلَّا الْمُصَلِّينَ
Except those who closely follow (the Book of God),
24. الَّذِينَ هُمْ عَلَىٰ صَلَاتِهِمْ دَائِمُونَ
Who persevere in devotion,
25. وَالَّذِينَ فِي أَمْوَالِهِمْ حَقٌّ مَّعْلُومٌ
In whose wealth a due share is included
26. لِّلسَّائِلِ وَالْمَحْرُومِ
For the needy and those dispossessed,
27. وَالَّذِينَ يُصَدِّقُونَ بِيَوْمِ الدِّينِ
And those who believe in the Day of Judgement,
28. وَالَّذِينَ هُم مِّنْ عَذَابِ رَبِّهِم مُّشْفِقُونَ
And those who fear the punishment of their Lord, --
29. إِنَّ عَذَابَ رَبِّهِمْ غَيْرُ مَأْمُونٍ
Surely no one can be secure from the punishment of his Lord, --
30. وَالَّذِينَ هُمْ لِفُرُوجِهِمْ حَافِظُونَ
And those who guard their sex except from their wives and women slaves of old
31. إِلَّا عَلَىٰ أَزْوَاجِهِمْ أَوْ مَا مَلَكَتْ أَيْمَانُهُمْ فَإِنَّهُمْ غَيْرُ مَلُومِينَ
Are free of blame,
32. فَمَنِ ابْتَغَىٰ وَرَاءَ ذَٰلِكَ فَأُولَٰئِكَ هُمُ الْعَادُونَ
But those who seek more than this will be transgressors;
33. وَالَّذِينَ هُمْ لِأَمَانَاتِهِمْ وَعَهْدِهِمْ رَاعُونَ
And those who fulfil their trusts and covenants,
34. وَالَّذِينَ هُم بِشَهَادَاتِهِمْ قَائِمُونَ
Who uphold their testimonies,
35. وَالَّذِينَ هُمْ عَلَىٰ صَلَاتِهِمْ يُحَافِظُونَ
And those who are mindful of their moral obligations.
36. أُولَٰئِكَ فِي جَنَّاتٍ مُّكْرَمُونَ
They will live in gardens with honour.
37. فَمَالِ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا قِبَلَكَ مُهْطِعِينَ
What is the matter with unbelievers that they stare at you with fixed gazes and hasten towards you
38. عَنِ الْيَمِينِ وَعَنِ الشِّمَالِ عِزِينَ
In crowds, right and left?
39. أَيَطْمَعُ كُلُّ امْرِئٍ مِّنْهُمْ أَن يُدْخَلَ جَنَّةَ نَعِيمٍ
Does every one of them wish to enter the garden of tranquility?
40. كَلَّا ۖ إِنَّا خَلَقْنَاهُم مِّمَّا يَعْلَمُونَ
Never so. We have created them from what they know.
41. فَلَا أُقْسِمُ بِرَبِّ الْمَشَارِقِ وَالْمَغَارِبِ إِنَّا لَقَادِرُونَ
So I swear by the Lord of the Easts and the Wests that We are certainly able
42. عَلَىٰ أَن نُّبَدِّلَ خَيْرًا مِّنْهُمْ وَمَا نَحْنُ بِمَسْبُوقِينَ
To bring better people than they in their place; and they will not be able to thwart Us.
43. فَذَرْهُمْ يَخُوضُوا وَيَلْعَبُوا حَتَّىٰ يُلَاقُوا يَوْمَهُمُ الَّذِي يُوعَدُونَ
So leave them to their vain disputes and amusement till they meet their day (of reckoning) promised them,
44. يَوْمَ يَخْرُجُونَ مِنَ الْأَجْدَاثِ سِرَاعًا كَأَنَّهُمْ إِلَىٰ نُصُبٍ يُوفِضُونَ
The day when they will come out of their graves in all haste as though rushing to their altars,
45. خَاشِعَةً أَبْصَارُهُمْ تَرْهَقُهُمْ ذِلَّةٌ ۚ ذَٰلِكَ الْيَوْمُ الَّذِي كَانُوا يُوعَدُونَ
Eyes lowered, shame attending. That is the day they have been promised!

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