In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.
(All) praise is due to Allah, Whose is what is in the heavens and what is in the
earth, and to Him is due (all) praise in the hereafter; and He is the Wise, the
[34.2] He knows that which goes down into the earth and that
which comes out of it, and that which comes down from the heaven and that which
goes up to it; and He is the Merciful, the Forgiving.
[34.3] And those
who disbelieve say: The hour shall not come upon us. Say: Yea! by my Lord, the
Knower of the unseen, it shall certainly come upon you; not the weight of an atom
becomes absent from Him, in the heavens or in the earth, and neither less than
that nor greater, but (all) is in a clear book
[34.4] That He may reward
those who believe and do good; these it is for whom is forgiveness and an honorable
[34.5] And (as for) those who strive hard in opposing Our
communications, these it is for whom is a painful chastisement of an evil kind.
[34.6] And those to whom the knowledge has been given see that which has
been revealed to you from your Lord, that is the truth, and it guides into the
path of the Mighty, the Praised.
[34.7] And those who disbelieve say:
Shall we point out to you a man who informs you that when you are scattered the
utmost scattering you shall then be most surely (raised) in (to) a new creation?
[34.8] He has forged a lie against Allah or there is madness in him. Nay!
those who do not believe in the hereafter are in torment and in great error.
[34.9] Do they not then consider what is before them and what is behind
them of the heaven and the earth? If We please We will make them disappear in
the land or bring down upon them a portion from the heaven; most surely there
is a sign in this for every servant turning (to Allah).
certainly We gave to Dawood excellence from Us: O mountains! sing praises with
him, and the birds; and We made the iron pliant to him,
Make ample (coats of mail), and assign a time to the making of coats of mail and
do good; surely I am Seeing what you do.
[34.12] And (We made) the
wind (subservient) to Sulaiman, which made a month's journey in the morning and
a month's journey m the evening, and We made a fountain of molten copper to flow
out for him, and of the jinn there were those who worked before him by the command
of his Lord; and whoever turned aside from Our command from among them, We made
him taste of the punishment of burning.
[34.13] They made for him what
he pleased of fortresses and images, and bowls (large) as watering-troughs and
cooking-pots that will not move from their place; give thanks, O family of Dawood!
and very few of My servants are grateful.
[34.14] But when We decreed
death for him, naught showed them his death but a creature of the earth that ate
away his staff; and when it fell down, the jinn came to know plainly that if they
had known the unseen, they would not have tarried in abasing torment. 15 Certainly
there was a sign for Saba in their abode; two gardens on the right and the left;
eat of the sustenance of your Lord and give thanks to Him: a good land and a Forgiving
Lord! 16 But they turned aside, so We sent upon them a torrent of which the rush
could not be withstood, and in place of their two gardens We gave to them two
gardens yielding bitter fruit and (growing) tamarisk and a few lote-trees.
[34.17] This We requited them with because they disbelieved; and We do
not punish any but the ungrateful.
[34.18] And We made between them
and the towns which We had blessed (other) towns to be easily seen, and We apportioned
the journey therein: Travel through them nights and days, secure.
And they said: O our Lord! make spaces to be longer between our journeys; and
they were unjust to themselves so We made them stories and scattered them with
an utter scattering; most surely there are signs in this for every patient, grateful
[34.20] And certainly the Shaitan found true his conjecture concerning
them, so they follow him, except a party of the believers.
And he has no authority over them, but that We may distinguish him who believes
in the hereafter from him who is in doubt concerning it; and your Lord is the
Preserver of all things
[34.22] Say: Call upon those whom you assert
besides Allah; they do not control the weight of an atom in the heavens or in
the earth nor have they any partnership in either, nor has He among them any one
to back (Him) up.
[34.23] And intercession will not avail aught with
Him save of him whom He permits. Until when fear shall be removed from their hearts,
They shall say: What is it that your Lord said? They shall say: The truth. And
He is the Most High, the Great.
[34.24] Say: Who gives you the sustenance
from the heavens and the earth? Say: Allah. And most surely we or you are on a
right way or in manifest error
[34.25] Say: You will not be questioned
as to what we are guilty of, nor shall we be questioned as to what you do.
[34.26] Say: Our Lord will gather us together, then will He judge between
us with the truth; and He is the greatest Judge, the All-knowing.
Say: Show me those whom you have joined with Him as associates; by no means (can
you do it). Nay! He is Allah, the Mighty, the Wise.
[34.28] And We
have not sent you but to all the men as a bearer of good news and as a warner,
but most men do not know.
[34.29] And they say: When will this promise
be (fulfilled) if you are truthful?
[34.30] Say: You have the appointment
of a day from which you cannot hold back any while, nor can you bring it on.
[34.31] And those who disbelieve say: By no means will we believe in this
Quran, nor in that which is before it; and could you see when the unjust shall
be made to stand before their Lord, bandying words one with another! Those who
were reckoned weak shall say to those who were proud: Had it not been for you
we would certainly have been believers.
[34.32] Those who were proud
shall say to those who were deemed weak: Did we turn you away from the guidance
after it had come to you? Nay, you (yourselves) were guilty 33. And those who
were deemed weak shall say to those who were proud. Nay, (it was) planning by
night and day when you told us to disbelieve in Allah and to set up likes with
Him. And they shall conceal regret when they shall see the punishment; and We
will put shackles on the necks of those who disbelieved; they shall not be requited
but what they did.
[34.34] And We never sent a warner to a town but
those who led lives in ease in it said: We are surely disbelievers in what you
are sent with.
[34.35] And they say: We have more wealth and children,
and we shall not be punished.
[34.36] Say: Surely my Lord amplifies
the means of subsistence for whom He pleases and straitens (for whom He pleases),
but most men do not know.
[34.37] And not your wealth nor your children,
are the things which bring you near Us in station, but whoever believes and does
good, these it is for whom is a double reward for what they do, and they shall
be secure in the highest places.
[34.38] And (as for) those who strive
in opposing Our communications, they shall be caused to be brought to the chastisement.
[34.39] Say: Surely my Lord amplifies the means of subsistence for whom
He pleases of His servants and straitens (them) for whom (He pleases), and whatever
thing you spend, He exceeds It m reward, and He is the best of Sustainers.
[34.40] And on the day when He will gather them all together, then will
He say to the angels: Did these worship you?
[34.41] They shall say:
Glory be to Thee! Thou art our Guardian, not they; nay! they worshipped the jinn;
most of them were believers in them.
[34.42] So on that day one of
you shall not control profit or harm for another, and We will say to those who
were unjust: Taste the chastisement of the fire which you called a lie.
And when Our clear communications are recited to them, they say: This is naught
but a man who desires to turn you away from that which your fathers worshipped.
And they say: This is naught but a lie that is forged. And those who disbelieve
say of the truth when it comes to them: This is only clear enchantment.
And We have not given them any books which they read, nor did We send to them
before you a warner.
[34.45] And those before them rejected (the truth),
and these have not yet attained a tenth of what We gave them, but they gave the
lie to My apostles, then how was the manifestation of My disapproval?
Say: I exhort you only to one thing, that rise up for Allah's sake in twos and
singly, then ponder: there is no madness in your fellow-citizen; he is only a
warner to you before a severe chastisement.
[34.47] Say: Whatever reward
I have asked of you, that is only for yourselves; my reward is only with Allah,
and He is a witness of all things.
[34.48] Say: Surely my Lord utters
the truth, the great Knower of the unseen.
[34.49] Say: The truth has
come, and the falsehood shall vanish and shall not come back.
Say: If I err, I err only against my own soul, and if I follow a right direction,
it ?s because of what my Lord reveals to me; surely He is Hearing, Nigh.
And could you see when they shall become terrified, but (then) there shall be
no escape and they shall be seized upon from a near place
they shall say: We believe in it. And how shall the attaining (of faith) be possible
to them from a distant place?
[34.53] And they disbelieved in it before,
and they utter conjectures with regard to the unseen from a distant place.
[34.54] And a barrier shall be placed between them and that which they
desire, as was done with the likes of them before: surely they are in a disquieting