The Koran

Sura 15: The Rock

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.

[15.23] And most surely We bring to life and cause to die and We are the heirs.

[15.24] And certainly We know those of you who have gone before and We certainly know those who shall come later.

[15.25] And surely your Lord will gather them together; surely He is Wise, Knowing.

[15.26] And certainly We created man of clay that gives forth sound, of black mud fashioned in shape.

[15.27] And the jinn We created before, of intensely hot fire.

[15.28] And when your Lord said to the angels: Surely I am going to create a mortal of the essence of black mud fashioned in shape.

[15.29] So when I have made him complete and breathed into him of My spirit, fall down making obeisance to him.

[15.30] So the angels made obeisance, all of them together,

[15.31] But Iblis (did it not); he refused to be with those who made obeisance.

[15.32] He said: O Iblis! what excuse have you that you are not with those who make obeisance?

[15.33] He said: I am not such that I should make obeisance to a mortal whom Thou hast created of the essence of black mud fashioned in shape.

[15.34] He said: Then get out of it, for surely you are driven away:

[15.35] And surely on you is curse until the day of judgment.

[15.36] He said: My Lord! then respite me till the time when they are raised.

[15.37] He said: So surely you are of the respited ones

[15.38] Till the period of the time made known.

[15.39] He said: My Lord! because Thou hast made life evil to me, I will certainly make (evil) fair-seeming to them on earth, and I will certainly cause them all to deviate

[15.40] Except Thy servants from among them, the devoted ones.

[15.41] He said: This is a right way with Me:

[15.42] Surely. as regards My servants, you have no authority ,over them except those who follow you of the deviators.

[15.43] And surely Hell is the promised place of them all:

[15.44] It has seven gates; for every gate there shall be a separate party of them.

[15.45] Surely those who guard (against evil) shall be in the midst of gardens and fountains:

[15.46] Enter them in peace, secure.

[15.47] And We will root out whatever of rancor is in their breasts— (they shall be) as brethren, on raised couches, face to face.

[15.48] Toil shall not afflict them in it, nor shall they be ever ejected from it.

Sura 111: The Flame

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.

[111.1] Perdition overtake both hands of Abu Lahab, and he will perish.

[111.2] His wealth and what he earns will not avail him.

[111.3] He shall soon burn in fire that flames,

[111.4] And his wife, the bearer of fuel,

[111.5] Upon her neck a halter of strongly twisted rope.

Note: Abu Lahab was Mohammad's uncle and fierce opponent.

Sura 101: The Calamity

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.

[101.1] The terrible calamity!

[101.2] What is the terrible calamity!

[101.3] And what will make you comprehend what the terrible calamity is?

[101.4] The day on which men shall be as scattered moths,

[101.5] And the mountains shall be as loosened wool.

[101.6] Then as for him whose measure of good deeds is heavy,

[101.7] He shall live a pleasant life.

[101.8] And as for him whose measure of good deeds is light,

[101.9] His abode shall be the abyss.

[101.10] And what will make you know what it is?

[101.11] A burning fire.

Sura 37: The Rangers

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.

[37.1] I swear by those who draw themselves out in ranks

[37.2] Then those who drive away with reproof,

[37.3] Then those who recite, being mindful,

[37.4] Most surely your God is One:

[37.5] The Lord of the heavens and the earth and what is between them, and Lord of the easts.

[37.6] Surely We have adorned the nearest heaven with an adornment, the stars,

[37.7] And (there is) a safeguard against every rebellious Shaitan.

[37.8] They cannot listen to the exalted assembly and they are thrown at from every side,

[37.9] Being driven off, and for them is a perpetual chastisement,

[37.10] Except him who snatches off but once, then there follows him a brightly shining flame.

[37.11] Then ask them whether they are stronger in creation or those (others) whom We have created. Surely We created them of firm clay.

[37.12] Nay! you wonder while they mock,

[37.13] And when they are reminded, they mind not,

[37.14] And when they see a sign they incite one another to scoff,

[37.15] And they say: This is nothing but clear magic:

[37.16] What! when we are dead and have become dust and bones, shall we then certainly be raised,

[37.17] Or our fathers of yore?

[37.18] Say: Aye! and you shall be abject.

[37.19] So it shall only be a single cry, when lo! they shall see.

[37.20] And they shall say: O woe to us! this is the day of requital.

[37.21] This is the day of the judgment which you called a lie.

[37.22] Gather together those who were unjust and their associates, and what they used to worship

[37.23] Besides Allah, then lead them to the way to hell.

[37.24] And stop them, for they shall be questioned:

[37.25] What is the matter with you that you do not help each other?

[37.26] Nay! on that day they shall be submissive.

[37.27] And some of them shall advance towards others, questioning each other.

[37.28] They shall say: Surely you used to come to us from the right side.

[37.29] They shall say: Nay, you (yourselves) were not believers;

[37.30] And we had no authority over you, but you were an inordinate people;

[37.31] So the sentence of our Lord has come to pass against us: (now) we shall surely taste;

[37.32] So we led you astray, for we ourselves were erring.

[37.33] So they shall on that day be sharers in the chastisement one with another.

[37.34] Surely thus do We deal with the guilty.

[37.35] Surely they used to behave proudly when it was said to them: There is no god but Allah;

[37.36] And to say: What! shall we indeed give up our gods for the sake of a mad poet?

[37.37] Nay: he has come with the truth and verified the apostles.

[37.38] Most surely you will taste the painful punishment.

[37.39] And you shall not be rewarded except (for) what you did.

[37.40] Save the servants of Allah, the purified ones.

[37.41] For them is a known sustenance,

[37.42] Fruits, and they shall be highly honored,

[37.43] In gardens of pleasure,

[37.44] On thrones, facing each other.

[37.45] A bowl shall be made to go round them from water running out of springs,

[37.46] White, delicious to those who drink.

[37.47] There shall be no trouble in it, nor shall they be exhausted therewith.

[37.48] And with them shall be those who restrain the eyes, having beautiful eyes;

[37.49] As if they were eggs carefully protected.

[37.50] Then shall some of them advance to others, questioning each other.

[37.51] A speaker from among them shall say: Surely I had a comrade of mine,

[37.52] Who said: What! are you indeed of those who accept (the truth)?

[37.53] What! when we are dead and have become dust and bones, shall we then be certainly brought to judgment?

[37.54] He shall say: Will you look on?

[37.55] Then he looked down and saw him in the midst of hell.

[37.56] He shall say: By Allah! you had almost caused me to perish;

[37.57] And had it not been for the favor of my Lord, I would certainly have been among those brought up.

[37.58] Is it then that we are not going to die,

[37.59] Except our previous death? And we shall not be chastised?

[37.60] Most surely this is the mighty achievement.

[37.61] For the like of this then let the workers work.

[37.62] Is this better as an entertainment or the tree of Zaqqum?

[37.63] Surely We have made it to be a trial to the unjust.

[37.64] Surely it is a tree that-grows in the bottom of the hell;

[37.65] Its produce is as it were the heads of the serpents.

[37.66] Then most surely they shall eat of it and fill (their) bellies with it.

[37.67] Then most surely they shall have after it to drink of a mixture prepared in boiling water.

[37.68] Then most surely their return shall be to hell.

[37.69] Surely they found their fathers going astray,

[37.70] So in their footsteps they are being hastened on.

[37.71] And certainly most of the ancients went astray before them,

[37.72] And certainly We sent among them warners.

[37.73] Then see how was the end of those warned,

[37.74] Except the servants of Allah, the purified ones.

Sura 7: The Elevated Places

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.

[7.34] And for every nation there is a doom, so when their doom is come they shall not remain behind the least while, nor shall they go before.

[7.35] O children of Adam! if there come to you apostles from among you relating to you My communications, then whoever shall guard (against evil) and act aright— they shall have no fear nor shall they grieve.

[7.36] And (as for) those who reject Our communications and turn away from them haughtily— these are the inmates of the fire they shall abide in it.

[7.37] Who is then more unjust than he who forges a lie against Allah or rejects His communications? (As for) those, their portion of the Book shall reach them, until when Our messengers come to them causing them to die, they shall say: Where is that which you used to call upon besides Allah? They would say: They are gone away from us; and they shall bear witness against themselves that they were unbelievers

[7.38] He will say: Enter into fire among the nations that have passed away before you from among jinn and men; whenever a nation shall enter, it shall curse its sister, until when they have all come up with one another into it; the last of them shall say with regard to the foremost of them: Our Lord! these led us astray therefore give them a double chastisement of the fire. He will say: Every one shall have double but you do not know.

[7.39] And the foremost of them will say to the last of them: So you have no preference over us; therefore taste the chastisement for what you earned.

[7.40] Surely (as for) those who reject Our communications and turn away from them haughtily, the doors of heaven shall not be opened for them, nor shall they enter the garden until the camel pass through the eye of the needle; and thus do We reward the guilty.

[7.41] They shall have a bed of hell-fire and from above them coverings (of it); and thus do We reward the unjust.

[7.42] And (as for) those who believe and do good We do not impose on any soul a duty except to the extent of its ability— they are the dwellers of the garden; in it they shall abide.

[7.43] And We will remove whatever of ill-feeling is in their breasts; the rivers shall flow beneath them and they shall say: All praise is due to Allah Who guided us to this, and we would not have found the way had it not been that Allah had guided us; certainly the apostles of our Lord brought the truth; and it shall be cried out to them that this is the garden of which you are made heirs for what you did.

[7.44] And the dwellers of the garden will call out to the inmates of the fire: Surely we have found what our Lord promised us to be true; have you too found what your Lord promised to be true? They will say: Yes. Then a crier will cry out among them that the curse of Allah is on the unjust.

[7.45] Who hinder (people) from Allah's way and seek to make it crooked, and they are disbelievers in the hereafter.

[7.46] And between the two there shall be a veil, and on the most elevated places there shall be men who know all by their marks, and they shall call out to the dwellers of the garden: Peace be on you; they shall not have yet entered it, though they hope.

[7.47] And when their eyes shall be turned towards the inmates of the fire, they shall say: Our Lord! place us not with the unjust

[7.48] And the dwellers of the most elevated places shall ca!l out to men whom they will recognize by their marks saying: Of no avail were to you your amassings and your behaving haughtily:

[7.49] Are these they about whom you swore that Allah will not bestow mercy on them? Enter the garden; you shall have no fear, nor shall you grieve.

[7.50] And the inmates of the fire shall call out to the dwellers of the garden, saying: Pour on us some water or of that which Allah has given you. They shall say: Surely Allah has prohibited them both to the unbelievers.

[7.51] Who take their religion for an idle sport and a play and this life's world deceives them; so today We forsake them, as they neglected the meeting of this day of theirs and as they denied Our communications.

[7.52] And certainly We have brought them a Book which We have made clear with knowledge, a guidance and a mercy for a people who believe.

[7.53] Do they wait for aught but its final sequel? On the day when its final sequel comes about, those who neglected it before will say: Indeed the apostles of our Lord brought the truth; are there for us then any intercessors so that they should intercede on our behalf? Or could we be sent back so that we should do (deeds) other than those which we did? Indeed they have lost their souls and that which they forged has gone away from them.

Sura 67: The Kingdom

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.

[67.1] Blessed is He in Whose hand is the kingdom, and He has power over all things,

[67.2] Who created death and life that He may try you— which of you is best in deeds; and He is the Mighty, the Forgiving,

[67.3] Who created the seven heavens one above another; you see no incongruity in the creation of the Beneficent God; then look again, can you see any disorder?

[67.4] Then turn back the eye again and again; your look shall '~ come back to you confused while it is fatigued.

[67.5] And certainly We have adorned this lower heaven with ( lamps and We have made these missiles for the Shaitans, and We have prepared for them the chastisement of burning.

[67.6] And for those who disbelieve in their Lord is the punishment of hell, and evil is the resort.

[67.7] When they shall be cast therein, they shall hear a loud moaning of it as it heaves,

[67.8] Almost bursting for fury. Whenever a group is cast into it, its keeper shall ask them: Did there not come to you a warner?

[67.9] They shall say: Yea! indeed there came to us a warner, but we rejected (him) and said: Allah has not revealed anything, you are only in a great error.

[67.10] And they shall say: Had we but listened or pondered, we should not have been among the inmates of the burning fire.

[67.11] So they shall acknowledge their sins, but far will be (forgiveness) from the inmates of the burning fire.

[67.12] (As for) those who fear their Lord in secret, they shall surely have forgiveness and a great reward.

Source: The Qur'an. Trans. M. H. Shakir. The Etext Archives (31 January 1991). Accessed 13 December 2002.

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