In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.
[13.1] Alif Lam Mim Ra. These are the verses of the Book; and that which
is revealed to you from your Lord is the truth, but most people do not believe.
[13.2] Allah is He Who raised the heavens without any pillars that you
see, and He is firm in power and He made the sun and the moon subservient (to
you); each one pursues its course to an appointed time; He regulates the affair,
making clear the signs that you may be certain of meeting your Lord.
And He it is Who spread the earth and made in it firm mountains and rivers, and
of all fruits He has made in it two kinds; He makes the night cover the day; most
surely there are signs in this for a people who reflect.
in the earth there are tracts side by side and gardens of grapes and corn and
palm trees having one root and (others) having distinct roots-- they are watered
with one water, and We make some of them excel others in fruit; most surely there
are signs in this for a people who understand.
[13.5] And if you would
wonder, then wondrous is their saying: What! when we are dust, shall we then certainly
be in a new creation? These are they who disbelieve in their Lord, and these have
chains on their necks, and they are the inmates of the fire; in it they shall
[13.6] And they ask you to hasten on the evil before the good,
and indeed there have been exemplary punishments before them; and most surely
your Lord is the Lord of forgiveness to people, notwithstanding their injustice;
and most surely your Lord is severe in requiting (evil).
those who disbelieve say: Why has not a sign been sent down upon him from his
Lord? You are only a warner and (there is) a guide for every people.
Allah knows what every female bears, and that of which the wombs fall short of
completion and that in which they increase; and there is a measure with Him of
[13.9] The knower of the unseen and the seen, the Great,
the Most High.
[13.10] Alike (to Him) among you is he who conceals
(his) words and he who speaks them openly, and he who hides himself by night and
(who) goes forth by day. 11 . For his sake there are angels following one another,
before him and behind him, who guard him by Allah's commandment; surely Allah
does not change the condition of a people until they change their own condition;
and when Allah intends evil to a people, there is no averting it, and besides
Him they have no protector.
[13.12] He it is Who shows you the lightning
causing fear and hope and (Who) brings up the heavy cloud.
And the thunder declares His glory with His praise, and the angels too for awe
of Him; and He sends the thunderbolts and smites with them whom He pleases, yet
they dispute concerning Allah, and He is mighty in prowess.
To Him is due the true prayer; and those whom they pray to besides Allah give
them no answer, but (they are) like one who stretches forth his two hands towards
water that it may reach his mouth, but it will not reach it; and the prayer of
the unbelievers is only in error.
[13.15] And whoever is in the heavens
and the earth makes obeisance to Allah only, willingly and unwillingly, and their
shadows too at morn and eve.
[13.16] Say: Who is the Lord of the heavens
and the earth?-- Say: Allah. Say: Do you take then besides Him guardians who do
not control any profit or harm for themselves? Say: Are the blind and the seeing
alike? Or can the darkness and the light be equal? Or have they set up with Allah
associates who have created creation like His, so that what is created became
confused to them? Say: Allah is the Creator of all things, and He is the One,
[13.17] He sends down water from the cloud, then watercourses
flow (with water) according to their measure, and the torrent bears along the
swelling foam, and from what they melt in the fire for the sake of making ornaments
or apparatus arises a scum like it; thus does Allah compare truth and falsehood;
then as for the scum, it passes away as a worthless thing; and as for that which
profits the people, it tarries in the earth; thus does Allah set forth parables.
[13.18] For those who respond to their Lord is good; and (as for) those
who do not respond to Him, had they all that is in the earth and the like thereof
with it they would certainly offer it for a ransom. (As for) those, an evil reckoning
shall be theirs and their abode is hell, and evil is the resting-place.
Is he then who knows that what has been revealed to you from your Lord is the
truth like him who is blind? Only those possessed of understanding will mind,
[13.20] Those who fulfil the promise of Allah and do not break the covenant,
[13.21] And those who join that which Allah has bidden to be joined and
have awe of their Lord and fear the evil reckoning.
[13.22] And those
who are constant, seeking the pleasure of their Lord, and keep up prayer and spend
(benevolently) out of what We have given them secretly and openly and repel evil
with good; as for those, they shall have the (happy) issue of the abode
The gardens of perpetual abode which they will enter along with those who do good
from among their parents and their spouses and their offspring; and the angels
will enter in upon them from every gate:
[13.24] Peace be on you because
you were constant, how excellent, is then, the issue of the abode.
And those who break the covenant of Allah after its confirmation and cut asunder
that which Allah has ordered to be joined and make mischief in the land; (as for)
those, upon them shall be curse and they shall have the evil (issue) of the abode.
[13.26] Allah amplifies and straitens the means of subsistence for whom
He pleases; and they rejoice in this world's life, and this world's life is nothing
compared with the hereafter but a temporary enjoyment.
those who disbelieve say: Why is not a sign sent down upon him by his Lord? Say:
Surely Allah makes him who will go astray, and guides to Himself those who turn
[13.28] Those who believe and whose hearts are set at rest
by the remembrance of Allah; now surely by Allah's remembrance are the hearts
set at rest.
[13.29] (As for) those who believe and do good, a good
final state shall be theirs and a goodly return.
[13.30] And thus We
have sent you among a nation before which other nations have passed away, that
you might recite to them what We have revealed to you and (still) they deny the
Beneficent God. Say: He is my Lord, there is no god but He; on Him do I rely and
to Him is my return.
[13.31] And even if there were a Quran with which
the mountains were made to pass away, or the earth were travelled over with it,
or the dead were made to speak thereby; nay! the commandment is wholly Allah's,
Have not yet those who believe known that if Allah please He would certainly guide
all the people? And (as for) those who disbelieve, there will not cease to afflict
them because of what they do a repelling calamity, or it will alight close by
their abodes, until the promise of Allah comes about; surely Allah will not fail
in (His) promise.
[13.32] And apostles before you were certainly mocked
at, but I gave respite to those who disbelieved, then I destroyed them; how then
was My requital (of evil)?
[13.33] Is He then Who watches every soul
as to what it earns? And yet they give associates to Allah! Say: Give them a name;
nay, do you mean to inform Him of what He does not know in the earth, or (do you
affirm this) by an outward saying? Rather, their plans are made to appear fair-seeming
to those who disbelieve, and they are kept back from the path; and whom Allah
makes err, he shall have no guide.
[13.34] They shall have chastisement
in this world's life, and the chastisement of the hereafter is certainly more
grievous, and they shall have no protector against Allah.
likeness of the garden which the righteous are promised; there now beneath it
rivers, its food and shades are perpetual; this is the requital of those who guarded
(against evil), and the requital of the unbelievers is the fire.
And those to whom We have given the Book rejoice in that which has been revealed
to you, and of the confederates are some who deny a part of it. Say: I am only
commanded that I should serve Allah and not associate anything with Him, to Him
do I invite (you) and to Him is my return.
[13.37] And thus have We
revealed it, a true judgment in Arabic, and if you follow their low desires after
what has come to you of knowledge, you shall not have against Allah any guardian
or a protector.
[13.38] And certainly We sent apostles before you and
gave them wives and children, and it is not in (the power of) an apostle to bring
a sign except by Allah's permission; for every term there is an appointment.
[13.39] Allah makes to pass away and establishes what He pleases, and with
Him is the basis of the Book.
[13.40] And We will either let you see
part of what We threaten them with or cause you to die, for only the delivery
of the message is (incumbent) on you, while calling (them) to account is Our (business).
[13.41] Do they not see that We are bringing destruction upon the land
by curtailing it of its sides? And Allah pronounces a doom-- there is no repeller
of His decree, and He is swift to take account.
[13.42] And those before
them did indeed make plans, but all planning is Allah's; He knows what every soul
earns, and the unbelievers shall come to know for whom is the (better) issue of
[13.43] And those who disbelieve say: You are not a messenger.
Say: Allah is sufficient as a witness between me and you and whoever has knowledge
of the Book.