In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.
[21.1] Their reckoning has drawn near to men, and in heedlessness are they
[21.2] There comes not to them a new reminder from their
Lord but they hear it while they sport,
[21.3] Their hearts trifling;
and those who are unjust counsel together in secret: He is nothing but a mortal
like yourselves; what! will you then yield to enchantment while you see?
He said: My Lord knows what is spoken in the heaven and the earth, and He is the
Hearing, the Knowing.
[21.5] Nay! say they: Medleys of dreams; nay!
he has forged it; nay! he is a poet; so let him bring to us a sign as the former
(prophets) were sent (with).
[21.6] There did not believe before them
any town which We destroyed, will they then believe?
[21.7] And We
did not send before you any but men to whom We sent revelation, so ask the followers
of the reminder if you do not
[21.8] And We did not make them bodies
not eating the food, and they were not to abide (forever).
We made Our promise good to them, so We delivered them and those whom We pleased,
and We destroyed the ex
[21.10] Certainly We have revealed to you a
Book in which is your good remembrance; what! do you not then understand?
[21.11] And how many a town which was iniquitous did We demolish, and We
raised up after it another people!
[21.12] So when they felt Our punishment,
lo! they began to fly
[21.13] Do not fly (now) and come back to what
you were made to lead easy lives in and to your dwellings, haply you will be questioned.
[21.14] They said: O woe to us! surely we were unjust.
And this ceased not to be their cry till We made them cut
We did not create the heaven and the earth and what is between them for sport.
[21.17] Had We wished to make a diversion, We would have made it from before
Ourselves: by no means would We do (it).
[21.18] Nay! We cast the truth
against the falsehood, so that it breaks its head, and lo! it vanishes; and woe
to you for what you describe;
[21.19] And whoever is in the heavens
and the earth is His; and those who are with Him are not proud to serve Him, nor
do they grow weary.
[21.20] They glorify (Him) by night and day; they
are never languid.
[21.21] Or have they taken gods from the earth who
raise (the dead).
[21.22] If there had been in them any gods except
Allah, they would both have certainly been in a state of disorder; therefore glory
be to Allah, the Lord of the dominion, above what they attribute (to Him).
[21.23] He cannot be questioned concerning what He does and they shall
[21.24] Or, have they taken gods besides Him? Say: Bring
your proof; this is the reminder of those with me and the reminder of those before
me. Nay! most of them do not know the truth, so they turn aside.
And We did not send before you any apostle but We revealed to him that there is
no god but Me, therefore serve Me.
[21.26] And they say: The Beneficent
God has taken to Himself a ! son. Glory be to Him. Nay! they are honored servants
[21.27] They do not precede Him in speech and (only) according to His commandment
do they act.
[21.28] He knows what is before them and what is behind
them, and they do not intercede except for him whom He approves and for fear of
Him they tremble.
[21.29] And whoever of them should say: Surely I
am a god besides Him, such a one do We recompense with hell; thus do, We recompense
[21.30] Do not those who disbelieve see that the heavens
and the earth were closed up, but We have opened them; and We have made of water
everything living, will they not then believe?
[21.31] And We have
made great mountains in the earth lest it might be convulsed with them, and We
have made in it wide ways that they may follow a right direction.
And We have made the heaven a guarded canopy and (yet) they turn aside from its
[21.33] And He it is Who created the night and the day and the
sun and the moon; all (orbs) travel along swiftly in their celestial spheres.
[21.34] And We did not ordain abiding for any mortal before you. What!
Then if you die, will they abide?
[21.35] Every soul must taste of
death and We try you by evil and good by way of probation; and to Us you shall
be brought back.
[21.36] And when those who disbelieve see you, they
do not take you but for one to be scoffed at: Is this he who speaks of your gods?
And they are deniers at the mention of the Beneficent God.
Man is created of haste; now will I show to you My signs, therefore do not ask
Me to hasten (them) on.
[21.38] And they say: When will this threat
come to pass if you are truthful?
[21.39] Had those who disbelieve
but known (of the time) when they shall not be able to ward off the fire from
their faces nor from their backs, nor shall they be helped.
Nay, it shall come on them all of a sudden and cause them to become confounded,
so they shall not have the power to avert it, nor shall they be respited.
[21.41] And certainly apostles before you were scoffed at, then there befell
those of them who scoffed that at which they had scoffed.
Who guards you by night and by day from the Beneficent God? Nay, they turn aside
at the mention of their Lord.
[21.43] Or, have they gods who can defend
them against Us? They shall not be able to assist themselves, nor shall they be
defended from Us.
[21.44] Nay, We gave provision to these and their
fathers until life was prolonged to them. Do they not then see that We are visiting
the land, curtailing it of its sides? Shall they then prevail?
Say: I warn you only by revelation; and the deaf do not hear the call whenever
they are warned.
[21.46] And if a blast of the chastisement of your
Lord were to touch them, they will certainly say: O woe to us! surely we were
[21.47] And We will set up a just balance on the day of resurrection,
so no soul shall be dealt with unjustly in the least; and though there be the
weight of a grain of mustard seed, (yet) will We bring it, and sufficient are
We to take account.
[21.48] And certainly We gave to Musa and Haroun
the Furqan and a light and a reminder for those who would guard (against evil).
[21.49] (For) those who fear their Lord in secret and they are fearful
of the hour.
[21.50] And this is a blessed Reminder which We have revealed;
will you then deny it?
[21.51] And certainly We gave to Ibrahim his
rectitude before, and We knew him fully well.
[21.52] When he said
to his father and his people: What are these images to whose worship you cleave?
[21.53] They said: We found our fathers worshipping them.
He said: Certainly you have been, (both) you and your fathers, in manifest error.
[21.55] They said: Have you brought to us the truth, or are you one of
[21.56] He said: Nay! your Lord is the Lord of the heavens
and the earth, Who brought them into existence, and I am of those who bear witness
[21.57] And, by Allah! I will certainly do something against
your idols after you go away, turning back.
[21.58] So he broke them
into pieces, except the chief of them, that haply they may return to it.
They said: Who has done this to our gods? Most surely he is one of the unjust.
[21.60] They said: We heard a youth called Ibrahim speak of them.
Said they: Then bring him before the eyes of the people, perhaps they may bear
[21.62] They said: Have you done this to our gods, O Ibrahim?
[21.63] He said: Surely (some doer) has done it; the chief of them is this,
therefore ask them, if they can speak.
[21.64] Then they turned to
themselves and said: Surely you yourselves are the unjust;
Then they were made to hang down their heads: Certainly you know that they do
[21.66] He said:.What! do you then serve besides Allah what
brings you not any benefit at all, nor does it harm you?
on you and on what you serve besides Allah; what! do you not then understand?
[21.68] They said: Burn him and help your gods, if you are going to do
[21.69] We said: O fire! be a comfort and peace to Ibrahim;
[21.70] And they desired a war on him, but We made them the greatest losers.
[21.71] And We delivered him as well as Lut (removing them) to the land
which We had blessed for all people.
[21.72] And We gave him Ishaq
and Yaqoub, a son's son, and We made (them) all good.
[21.73] And We
made them Imams who guided (people) by Our command, and We revealed to them the
doing of good and the keeping up of prayer and the giving of the alms, and Us
(alone) did they serve;
[21.74] And (as for) Lut, We gave him wisdom
and knowledge, and We delivered him from the town which wrought abominations;
surely they were an evil people, transgressors;
[21.75] And We took
him into Our mercy; surely he was of the good.
[21.76] And Nuh, when
he cried aforetime, so We answered him, and delivered him and his followers from
the great calamity.
[21.77] And We helped him against the people who
rejected Our communications; surely they were an evil people, so We drowned them
[21.78] And Dawood and Sulaiman when they gave judgment concerning
the field when the people's sheep pastured therein by night, and We were bearers
of witness to their judgment.
[21.79] So We.made Sulaiman to understand
it; and to each one We gave wisdom and knowledge; and We made the mountains, and
the birds to celebrate Our praise with Dawood; and We were the doers.
And We taught him the making of coats of mail for you, that they might protect
you in your wars; will you then be grateful? 81 . And (We made subservient) to
Sulaiman the wind blowing violent, pursuing its course by his command to the land
which We had blessed, and We are knower of ail things.
of the rebellious people there were those who dived for him and did other work
besides that, and We kept guard over them;
[21.83] And Ayub, when he
cried to his Lord, (saying): Harm has afflicted me, and Thou art the most Merciful
of the merciful.
[21.84] Therefore We responded to him and took off
what harm he had, and We gave him his family and the like of them with them: a
mercy from Us and a reminder to the worshippers.
[21.85] And Ismail
and Idris and Zulkifl; all were of the patient ones;
[21.86] And We
caused them to enter into Our mercy, surely they were of the good ones.
And Yunus, when he went away in wrath, so he thought that We would not straiten
him, so he called out among afflictions: There is no god but Thou, glory be to
Thee; surely I am of those who make themselves to suffer loss.
So We responded to him and delivered him from the grief and thus do We deliver
[21.89] And Zakariya, when he cried to his Lord: O my
Lord leave me not alone; and Thou art the best of inheritors.
So We responded to him and gave him Yahya and made his wife fit for him; surely
they used to hasten, one with another In deeds of goodness and to call upon Us,
hoping and fearing and they were humble before Us.
[21.91] And she
who guarded her chastity, so We breathed into her of Our inspiration and made
her and her son a sign for the nations.
[21.92] Surely this Islam is
your religion, one religion (only), and I am your Lord, therefore serve Me.
[21.93] And they broke their religion (into sects) between them: to Us
shall all come back.
[21.94] Therefore whoever shall do of good deeds
and he is a believer, there shall be no denying of his exertion, and surely We
will write (It) down for him.
[21.95] And it is binding on a town which
We destroy that they shall not return.
[21.96] Even when Gog and Magog
are let loose and they shall break forth from every elevated place.
And the true promise shall draw nigh, then lo! the eyes of those who disbelieved
shall be fixedly open: O woe to us! surely we were m a state of heedlessness as
to this; nay, we were unjust.
[21.98] Surely you and what you worship
besides Allah are the firewood of hell; to it you shall come.
Had these been gods, they would not have come to it and all shall abide therein.
[21.100] For them therein shall be groaning and therein they shall not
[21.101] Surely (as for) those for whom the good has already
gone forth from Us, they shall be kept far off from it;
will not hear its faintest sound, and they shall abide in that which their souls
[21.103] The great fearful event shall not grieve them, and
the angels shall meet them: This is your day which you were promised.
On the day when We will roll up heaven like the rolling up of the scroll for writings,
as We originated the first creation, (so) We shall reproduce it; a promise (binding
on Us); surely We will bring it about.
[21.105] And certainly We wrote
in the Book after the reminder that (as for) the land, My righteous servants shall
[21.106] Most surely in this is a message to a people who
[21.107] And We have hot sent you but as a mercy to the worlds.
[21.108] Say: It is only revealed to me that your God is one God; will
you then submit?
[21.109] But if they turn back, say: I have given
you warning m fairness and I do not know whether what you are threatened with
is near or far:
[21.110] Surely He knows what is spoken openly and
He knows what you hide:
[21.111] And I do not know if this may be a
trial for you and a provision till a time.
[21.112] He said: O my Lord!
judge Thou with truth; and our Lord is the Beneficent God, Whose help is sought
against what you ascribe (to Him).