1 - The Opening
2 - The Cow
3 - The Family Of Imran
4 - Women
5 - The Food
6 - The Cattle
7 - The Elevated Place
8 - The Spoils Of War
9 - Repentance
10 - Yunus
11 - Hud
12 - Yusuf
13 - The Thunder
14 - Ibrahim
15 - The Rock
16 - The Bee
17 - The Israelites
18 - The Cave
19 - Marium
20 - Ta Ha
21 - The Prophets
22 - The Pilgrimage
23 - The Believers
24 - The Light
25 - The Criterion
26 - The Poets
27 - The Ant
28 - The Narrative
29 - The Spider
30 - The Romans
31 - Luqman
32 - The Adoration
33 - The Allies
34 - Saba
35 - The Originator
36 - Ya Seen
37 - The Rangers
38 - Suad
39 - The Companies
40 - The Believer
41 - Ha Mim
42 - The Counsel
43 - The Embellishment
44 - The Evident Smoke
45 - The Kneeling
46 - The Sandhills
47 - Muhammad
48 - The Victory
49 - The Chambers
50 - Qaf
51 - The Scatterers
52 - The Mountain
53 - The Star
54 - The Moon
55 - The Beneficient
56 - The Great Event
57 - The Iron
58 - The Pleading One
59 - The Banishment
60 - The Examined One
61 - The Ranks
62 - Friday
63 - The Hypocrites
64 - Loss And Gain
65 - The Divorce
66 - The Prohibition
67 - The Kingdom
68 - The Pen
69 - The Sure Calamity
70 - The Ways Of Ascent
71 - Nuh
72 - The Jinn
73 - The Wrapped Up
74 - The Clothe Done
75 - The Resurrection
76 - The Man
77 - The Emissaries
78 - The Great Event
79 - Those Who Pull Out
80 - He Frowned
81 - The Covering Up
82 - The Cleaving Asund
83 - The Defrauders
84 - The Bursting Asund
85 - The Mansions Of The Stars
86 - The Night-Comer
87 - The Most High
88 - The Overwhelming
89 - The Daybreak
90 - The City
91 - The Sun
92 - The Night
93 - The Early Hours
94 - The Expansion
95 - The Fig
96 - The Clot
97 - The Majesty
98 - The Clear Evidence
99 - The Shaking
100 - The Assaulters
101 - The Terrible Calam
102 - The Multiplicatio
103 - Time
104 - The Slanderer
105 - The Elephant
106 - The Qureaish
107 - The Daily Necessar
108 - The Heavenly Fount
109 - The Unbelievers
110 - The Help
111 - The Flame
112 - The Unity
113 - The Dawn
114 - The Men

21 - The Prophets


In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

1Closer and closer to mankind comes their Reckoning: yet they heed not and they turn away.
2Never comes (aught) to them of a renewed Message from their Lord, but they listen to it as in jest,-
3Their hearts toying as with trifles. The wrong-doers conceal their private counsels, (saying), "Is this (one) more than a man like yourselves? Will ye go to witchcraft with your eyes open?"
4Say: "My Lord knoweth (every) word (spoken) in the heavens and on earth: He is the One that heareth and knoweth (all things)."
5"Nay," they say, "(these are) medleys of dream! - Nay, he forged it! - Nay, he is (but) a poet! Let him then bring us a Sign like the ones that were sent to (Prophets) of old!"
6(As to those) before them, not one of the towns which We destroyed believed: will these believe?
7Before thee, also, the messengers We sent were but men, to whom We granted inspiration: If ye know this not, ask of those who possess the Message.
8Nor did We give them bodies that ate no food, nor were they immortals.
9In the end We fulfilled to them Our Promise, and We saved them and those whom We willed, but We destroyed those who transgressed beyond bounds.
10We have revealed for you (O men!) a book in which will give you eminence. Will ye not then understand?
11How many were the towns We utterly destroyed because of their iniquities, setting up in their places other peoples?
12Yet, when they felt Our Punishment (coming), behold, they (tried to) flee from it.
13Flee not, but return to the good things of this life which were given you, and to your homes in order that ye may be called to account.
14They said: "Ah! Woe to us! We were indeed wrong-doers!"
15And that cry of theirs ceased not, till We made them as a field that is mown, as ashes silent and quenched.
16Not for (idle) sport did We create the heavens and the earth and all that is between!
17If it had been Our wish to take (just) a pastime, We should surely have taken it from the things nearest to Us, if We would do (such a thing)!
18Nay, We hurl the Truth against falsehood, and it knocks out its brain, and behold, falsehood doth perish! Ah! Woe be to you for the (false) things ye ascribe (to Us).
19To Him belong all (creatures) in the heavens and on earth: even those who are with Him are not too proud to serve Him, nor are they (ever) weary (of His service):
20They celebrate His praises night and day, nor do they ever flag or intermit.
21Or have they taken (for worship) gods from the earth who can raise (the dead)?
22If there were, in the heavens and the earth, other gods besides Allah, there would have been ruin in both! but glory to Allah, the Lord of the Throne: (High is He) above what they attribute to Him!
23He cannot be questioned for His acts, but they will be questioned (for theirs).
24Or have they taken for worship (other) gods besides Him? Say, "Bring your convincing proof: this is the Message of those with me and the Message of those before me." But most of them know not the Truth, and so turn away.
25Not a messenger did We send before thee without this inspiration sent by Us to him: that there is no god but I; therefore worship and serve Me.
26And they say: "The Most Gracious has taken a son!" Glory to Him! They are (but) servants raised to honor.
27They speak not before He speaks, and they act (in all things) by His Command.
28He knows what is before them, and what is behind them, and they offer no intercession except for those with whom He is well pleased, and they stand in awe and reverence of His (Glory).
29If any of them should say, "I am a god besides Him", such a one We should reward with Hell: thus do We reward those who do wrong.
30Do not the Unbelievers see that the heavens and the earth were joined together (as one unit of creation), before we clove them asunder? We made from water every living thing. Will they not then believe?
31And We have set on the earth mountains standing firm, lest it should shake with them, and We have made therein broad highways (between mountains) for them to pass through: that they may find their way.
32And We have made the heavens as a canopy well guarded: yet do they turn away from the Signs which these things (point to)!
33It is He Who created the Night and the Day, and the sun and the moon: all (the celestial bodies) swim along, each in its rounded course.
34We granted not to any man before thee permanent life (here): if then thou shouldst die, would they live permanently?
35Every soul shall have a taste of death: and We test you by evil and by good by way of trial. To Us must ye return.
36When the Unbelievers see thee, they treat thee not except with ridicule. "Is this," (they say), "the one who talks of your gods?" and they blaspheme at the mention of the Most Gracious!
37Man is a creature of haste: soon (enough) will I show you My Signs; so ask Me not to hasten them!
38They say: "When will this promise come to pass, if ye are telling the truth?"
39If only the Unbelievers knew (the time) when they will not be able to ward off the fire from their faces, nor yet from their backs, and (when) no help can reach them!
40Nay, it may come to them all of a sudden and confound them: no power will they have then to avert it, nor will they (then) get respite.
41Mocked were (many) messengers before thee; but their scoffers were hemmed in by the thing that they mocked.
42Say: "Who can keep you safe by night and by day from (the Wrath of) the Most Gracious?" Yet they turn away from the mention of their Lord.
43Or have they gods that can guard them from Us? They have no power to aid themselves, nor can they be defended from Us.
44Nay, We gave the good things of this life to these men and their fathers until the period grew long for them; See they not that We gradually reduce the land (in their control) from its outlying borders? Is it then they who will win?
45Say, "I do but warn you according to revelation": but the deaf will not hear the call, (even) when they are warned!
46If but a breath of the Wrath of thy Lord do touch them, they will then say, "Woe to us! we did wrong indeed!"
47We shall set up scales of justice for the Day of Judgment, so that not a soul will be dealt with unjustly in the least, and if there be (no more than) the weight of a mustard seed, We will bring it (to account): and enough are We to take account.
48In the past We granted to Moses and Aaron the criterion (for judgment), and a Light and a Message for those who would do right,-
49Those who fear their Lord in their most secret thoughts, and who hold the Hour (of Judgment) in awe.
50And this is a blessed Message which We have sent down: will ye then reject it?
51We bestowed aforetime on Abraham his rectitude of conduct, and well were We acquainted with him.
52Behold! he said to his father and his people, "What are these images, to which ye are (so assiduously) devoted?"
53They said, "We found our fathers worshipping them."
54He said, "Indeed ye have been in manifest error - ye and your fathers."
55They said, "Have you brought us the Truth, or are you one of those who jest?"
56He said, "Nay, your Lord is the Lord of the heavens and the earth, He Who created them (from nothing): and I am a witness to this (Truth).
57"And by Allah, I will certainly plan against your idols - after ye go away and turn your backs"..
58So he broke them to pieces, (all) but the biggest of them, that they might turn (and address themselves) to it.
59They said, "Who has done this to our gods? He must indeed be one of the unjust!"
60They said, "We heard a youth talk of them: he is called Abraham."
61They said, "Then bring him before the eyes of the people, that they may bear witness."
62They said, "Art thou the one that did this with our gods, O Abraham?"
63He said: "Nay, this was done by this, the biggest one! Ask them, if they can talk!"
64So they turned to themselves and said, "Surely ye are the ones in the wrong!"
65Then were they confounded with shame: (they said), "Thou knowest full well that these (idols) do not speak!"
66(Abraham) said, "Do ye then worship, besides Allah, things that can neither be of any good to you nor do you harm?
67"Fie upon you, and upon the things that ye worship besides Allah. Have ye no sense?"..
68They said, "Burn him and protect your gods, If ye do (anything at all)!"
69We said, "O Fire! be thou cool, and (a means of) safety for Abraham!"
70Then they planned against him: but We made them the ones that lost most!
71But We delivered him and (his nephew) Lüt (and directed them) to the land which We have blessed for the nations.
72And We bestowed on him Isaac and, as an additional gift, (a grandson), Jacob, and We made righteous men of every one (of them).
73And We made them leaders, guiding (men) by Our Command, and We inspired them to do good deeds, to establish regular prayers, and to give Zakat; and they constantly served Us (and Us only).
74And to Lüt, too, We gave Judgment and Knowledge, and We saved him from the town which practiced abominations: truly they were a people given to Evil, a rebellious people.
75And We admitted him to Our Mercy: for he was one of the Righteous.
76(Remember) Noah, when he cried (to Us) aforetime: We listened to his (prayer) and delivered him and his family from great distress.
77We helped him against people who rejected Our Signs: truly they were a people given to Evil: so We drowned them (in the Flood) all together.
78And remember David and Solomon, when they gave judgment in the matter of the field into which the sheep of certain people had strayed by night: We did witness their judgment.
79To Solomon We inspired the (right) understanding of the matter: to each (of them) We gave Judgment and Knowledge; it was Our power that made the hills and the birds celebrate Our praises with David: it was We Who did (all these things).
80It was We Who taught him the making of coats of mail for your benefit, to guard you from each other's violence: will ye then be grateful?
81(It was Our power that made) the violent (unruly) wind flow (tamely) for Solomon, to his order, to the land which We had blessed: for We do know all things.
82And of the Satans, were some who dived for him, and did other work besides; and it was We Who guarded them.
83And (remember) Job, when He cried to his Lord, "Truly distress has seized me, but Thou art the Most Merciful of those that are merciful."
84So We listened to him: We removed the distress that was on him, and We restored his people to him, and doubled their number,- as a Grace from Ourselves, and a thing for commemoration, for all who serve Us.
85And (remember) Ismail, Idrís, and Zulkifl, all (men) of constancy and patience;
86We admitted them to Our mercy: for they were of the righteous ones.
87And remember Zunnün, when he departed in wrath: He imagined that We had no power over him! But he cried through the depths of darkness, "There is no god but Thou: glory to Thee: I was indeed wrong!"
88So We listened to him: and delivered him from distress: and thus do We deliver those who have faith.
89And (remember) Zakariya, when he cried to his Lord: "O my Lord! leave me not without offspring, though Thou art the best of inheritors."
90So We listened to him: and We granted him John: We cured his wife's (barrenness) for him. These (three) were ever quick in doing in good works; they used to call on Us with yearning and awe, and humble themselves before Us.
91And (remember) her who guarded her chastity: We breathed into her of Our spirit, and We made her and her son a sign for all peoples.
92Verily, this Ummah of yours is a single Ummah, and I am your Lord and Cherisher: therefore serve Me (and no other).
93But (later generations) cut off their affair (of unity), one from another: (yet) will they all return to Us.
94Whoever works any act of righteousness and has faith,- His endeavor will not be rejected: We shall record it in his favor.
95But there is a ban on any population which We have destroyed: that they shall not return,
96Until the Gog and Magog (people) are let through (their barrier), and they swiftly swarm from every hill.
97Then will the true promise draw nigh (of fulfillment): then behold! the eyes of the Unbelievers will fixedly stare in horror: "Ah! Woe to us! We were indeed heedless of this; nay, we truly did wrong!"
98Verily ye, (unbelievers), and the (false) gods that ye worship besides Allah, are (but) fuel for Hell! to it will ye (surely) come!
99If these had been gods, they would not have got there! But each one will abide therein.
100There, sobbing will be their lot, nor will they there hear (aught else).
101Those for whom the Good from Us has gone before, will be removed far therefrom.
102Not the slightest soun 73d d will they hear of Hell: what their souls desired, in that will they dwell.
103The Great Terror will bring them no grief: but the angels will meet them (with mutual greetings): "This is your Day,- (the Day) that ye were promised."
104The Day that We roll up the heavens like a scroll rolled up for books (completed),- even as We produced the first creation, so shall We produce a new one: a promise We have undertaken: truly shall We fulfill it.
105Before this We wrote in the Psalms, after the Message (given to Moses): "My servants the righteous, shall inherit the earth."
106Verily in this (Qurán) is a Message for people who would (truly) worship Allah.
107We sent thee not, but as a Mercy for all creatures.
108Say: "What has come to me by inspiration is that your God is One God. will ye therefore bow to His Will (in Islám)?"
109But if they turn back, Say: "I have proclaimed the Message to you all alike and in truth; but I know not whether that which ye are promised is near or far.
110"It is He Who knows what is open in speech and what ye hide (in your hearts).
111"I know not but that it may be a trial for you, and a grant of (worldly) livelihood (to you) for a time."
112Say: "O my Lord! judge Thou in truth!" "Our Lord Most Gracious is the One Whose assistance should be sought against the blasphemies ye utter!"