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. عَبَسَ وَتَوَلَّىٰ
HE FROWNED AND turned away,
3. أَن جَاءَهُ الْأَعْمَىٰ
Because a blind man came to him.
4. وَمَا يُدْرِيكَ لَعَلَّهُ يَزَّكَّىٰ
What made you think that he will not grow in virtue,
5. أَوْ يَذَّكَّرُ فَتَنفَعَهُ الذِّكْرَىٰ
Or be admonished, and the admonition profit him?
6. أَمَّا مَنِ اسْتَغْنَىٰ
As for him who is not in want of any thing,
7. فَأَنتَ لَهُ تَصَدَّىٰ
You pay full attention,
8. وَمَا عَلَيْكَ أَلَّا يَزَّكَّىٰ
Though it is not your concern if he should not grow (in fulness).
9. وَأَمَّا مَن جَاءَكَ يَسْعَىٰ
As for him who comes to you striving (after goodness),
10. وَهُوَ يَخْشَىٰ
And is also fearful (of God),
11. فَأَنتَ عَنْهُ تَلَهَّىٰ
You neglect.
12. كَلَّا إِنَّهَا تَذْكِرَةٌ
Assuredly this is a reminder
13. فَمَن شَاءَ ذَكَرَهُ
For any one who desires to bear it in mind,
14. فِي صُحُفٍ مُّكَرَّمَةٍ
(Contained) in honoured pages,
15. مَّرْفُوعَةٍ مُّطَهَّرَةٍ
Exalted and holy,
16. بِأَيْدِي سَفَرَةٍ
In the hands of scribes
17. كِرَامٍ بَرَرَةٍ
Noble and pious.
18. قُتِلَ الْإِنسَانُ مَا أَكْفَرَهُ
Accursed is man. How ungrateful is he!
19. مِنْ أَيِّ شَيْءٍ خَلَقَهُ
Of what substance God created him?
20. مِن نُّطْفَةٍ خَلَقَهُ فَقَدَّرَهُ
From a single sperm He created, then proportioned him,
21. ثُمَّ السَّبِيلَ يَسَّرَهُ
Then made his passage easy (at birth);
22. ثُمَّ أَمَاتَهُ فَأَقْبَرَهُ
He will then send him to death and have him laid in the grave.
23. ثُمَّ إِذَا شَاءَ أَنشَرَهُ
Then He will raise him up again when He please.
24. كَلَّا لَمَّا يَقْضِ مَا أَمَرَهُ
But no. He has not fulfilled what was enjoined on him.
25. فَلْيَنظُرِ الْإِنسَانُ إِلَىٰ طَعَامِهِ
Let man therefore consider (the sources of) his food.
26. أَنَّا صَبَبْنَا الْمَاءَ صَبًّا
We poured down rain abundantly,
27. ثُمَّ شَقَقْنَا الْأَرْضَ شَقًّا
Then We cracked the earth open under pressure (of germination)
28. فَأَنبَتْنَا فِيهَا حَبًّا
And We made corn grow,
29. وَعِنَبًا وَقَضْبًا
And grapes and herbage,
30. وَزَيْتُونًا وَنَخْلًا
Olives and dates,
31. وَحَدَائِقَ غُلْبًا
Orchards thick with trees,
32. وَفَاكِهَةً وَأَبًّا
And fruits and fodder:
33. مَّتَاعًا لَّكُمْ وَلِأَنْعَامِكُمْ
A provision for you and your cattle.
34. فَإِذَا جَاءَتِ الصَّاخَّةُ
But when the great calamity comes
35. يَوْمَ يَفِرُّ الْمَرْءُ مِنْ أَخِيهِ
Man will fly from his brother,
36. وَأُمِّهِ وَأَبِيهِ
Mother and father,
37. وَصَاحِبَتِهِ وَبَنِيهِ
As well as his wife and children.
38. لِكُلِّ امْرِئٍ مِّنْهُمْ يَوْمَئِذٍ شَأْنٌ يُغْنِيهِ
Each man will have enough cares that day.
39. وُجُوهٌ يَوْمَئِذٍ مُّسْفِرَةٌ
Many faces will that day be bright,
40. ضَاحِكَةٌ مُّسْتَبْشِرَةٌ
Laughing and full of joy,
41. وَوُجُوهٌ يَوْمَئِذٍ عَلَيْهَا غَبَرَةٌ
And many will be dust-begrimed,
42. تَرْهَقُهَا قَتَرَةٌ
Covered with the blackness (of shame):
43. أُولَٰئِكَ هُمُ الْكَفَرَةُ الْفَجَرَةُ
They will be the unbelievers, transgressors.

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