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. لَا أُقْسِمُ بِهَٰذَا الْبَلَدِ
I CALL THIS earth to witness --
3. وَأَنتَ حِلٌّ بِهَٰذَا الْبَلَدِ
And you are free to live upon it, --
4. وَوَالِدٍ وَمَا وَلَدَ
And the parent and the offspring,
5. لَقَدْ خَلَقْنَا الْإِنسَانَ فِي كَبَدٍ
That We created man in toil and trouble.
6. أَيَحْسَبُ أَن لَّن يَقْدِرَ عَلَيْهِ أَحَدٌ
Does he think that no one has power over him?
7. يَقُولُ أَهْلَكْتُ مَالًا لُّبَدًا
He says: "I have wasted a great deal of wealth."
8. أَيَحْسَبُ أَن لَّمْ يَرَهُ أَحَدٌ
Does he think that no one sees him?
9. أَلَمْ نَجْعَل لَّهُ عَيْنَيْنِ
Did We not give him two eyes,
10. وَلِسَانًا وَشَفَتَيْنِ
One tongue, and two lips,
11. وَهَدَيْنَاهُ النَّجْدَيْنِ
And showed him two highways (of good and evil)?
12. فَلَا اقْتَحَمَ الْعَقَبَةَ
But he could not scale the steep ascent.
13. وَمَا أَدْرَاكَ مَا الْعَقَبَةُ
How will you comprehend what the Steep ascent is? --
14. فَكُّ رَقَبَةٍ
To free a neck (from the burden of debt or slavery),
15. أَوْ إِطْعَامٌ فِي يَوْمٍ ذِي مَسْغَبَةٍ
Or to feed in times of famine
16. يَتِيمًا ذَا مَقْرَبَةٍ
The orphan near in relationship,
17. أَوْ مِسْكِينًا ذَا مَتْرَبَةٍ
Or the poor in distress;
18. ثُمَّ كَانَ مِنَ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَتَوَاصَوْا بِالصَّبْرِ وَتَوَاصَوْا بِالْمَرْحَمَةِ
And to be of those who believe, and urge upon one another to persevere, and urge upon each other to be kind.
19. أُولَٰئِكَ أَصْحَابُ الْمَيْمَنَةِ
They are the people of the right hand (and will succeed).
20. وَالَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا بِآيَاتِنَا هُمْ أَصْحَابُ الْمَشْأَمَةِ
But those who deny Our revelations are the people of the left hand:
21. عَلَيْهِمْ نَارٌ مُّؤْصَدَةٌ
The Fire will vault them over.

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