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

43 - The Embellishment


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

1Há Mím
2By the Book that makes things clear,-
3We have made it a Quran in Arabic, that ye may be able to understand.
4And verily, it is in the Mother of the Book, with Us, high (in dignity), full of wisdom.
5Shall We then turn away the Reminder from you altogether, for that ye are a people transgressing beyond bounds?
6But how many were the prophets We sent amongst the peoples of old?
7And never came there a prophet to them but they mocked him.
8So We destroyed (men)- stronger in power than these;- and (thus) has passed on the Example of the peoples of old.
9If thou wert to question them, 'Who created the heavens and the earth?' They would be sure to reply, 'They were created by (Him), the Exalted in Power, Full of Knowledge';-
10(Yea, the same that) has made for you the earth spread out, and has made for you roads (and channels) therein, in order that ye may find guidance (on the way);
11That sends down (from time to time) rain from the sky in due measure;- and We raise to life therewith a land that is dead; even so will ye be raised (from the dead);-
12That has created pairs in all things, and has made for you ships and cattle on which ye ride,
13In order that ye may sit firm and square on their backs, and when so seated, ye may remember the (kind) favor of your Lord, and say, "Glory to Him Who has subjected these to our (use), for we could never be able to do it,
14"And to our Lord, surely, must we turn back!"
15Yet they attribute to some of His servants a share with Him! Truly is man a clearly unthankful!
16What! Has He taken daughters out of what He Himself creates, and granted to you sons for choice?
17When news is brought to one of them of (the birth of) what he sets up as a likeness to (Allah) Most Gracious, his face darkens, and he is filled with inward grief!
18Is then one brought up among trinkets, and unable to give a clear account in a dispute (to be associated with Allah)?
19And they make into females angels who themselves serve Allah. Did they witness their creation? Their evidence will be recorded, and they will be called to account!
20("Ah!") they say, "If it had been the will of the Most Gracious, we should not have worshipped such (deities)!" Of that they have no knowledge! They do nothing but lie!
21What! have We given them a Book before this, to which they are holding fast?
22Nay! they say: "We found our fathers following a certain religion, and we do guide ourselves by their footsteps."
23Just in the same way, whenever We sent a Warner before thee to any people, the wealthy ones among them said: "We found our fathers following a certain religion, and we will certainly follow in their footsteps."
24He said: "What! Even if I brought you better guidance than that which ye found your fathers following?" They said: "For us, we deny that ye (prophets) are sent (with)."
25So We exacted retribution from them: now see what was the end of those who rejected (Truth)!
26Behold! Abraham said to his father and his people: "I do indeed clear myself of what ye worship:
27"(I worship) only Him Who originated me, and He will certainly guide me."
28And he left it as a Word to endure among those who came after him, that they may turn back (to Allah).
29Yea, I have given the good things of this life to these (men) and their fathers, until the Truth has come to them, and a messenger making things clear.
30But when the Truth came to them, they said: "This is sorcery, and we do reject it."
31Also, they say: "Why is not this Quran sent down to some leading man in either of the two (chief) cities?"
32Is it they who would portion out the Mercy of thy Lord? It is We Who portion out between them their livelihood in the life of this world: and We raise some of them above others in ranks, so that some may command work from others. But the Mercy of thy Lord is better than the (wealth) which they amass.
33And were it not that (all) men might become of one community, We would provide, for everyone that blasphemes against the Most Gracious, silver roofs for their houses and (silver) stair-ways on which to go up,
34And (silver) doors to their houses, and couches (of silver) on which they could recline,
35And also adornments of gold. But all this were nothing but enjoyment of the present life: the Hereafter, in the sight of thy Lord, is for the Righteous.
36If anyone withdraws himself from remembrance of the Most Gracious, We appoint for him a Satan, to be an intimate companion to him.
37Such (Satans) really hinder them from the Path, but they think that they are being guided aright!
38At length, when (such a one) comes to Us, he says (to his evil companion): "Would that between me and thee were the distance of East and West!" Ah! evil is the companion (indeed)!
39When ye have done wrong, it will avail you nothing, that Day, that ye shall be partners in Punishment!
40Canst thou then make the deaf to hear, or give direction to the blind or to such as (wander) in manifest error?
41Even if We take thee away, We shall be sure to exact retribution from them,
42Or We shall show thee that (accomplished) which We have promised them: for verily We have power over them.
43So hold thou fast to the Revelation sent down to thee; verily thou art on a Straight Way.
44The (Qurán) is indeed a reminder, for thee and for thy people; and soon shall ye (all) be brought to account.
45And question thou our messengers whom We sent before thee; did We appoint any deities other than the Most Gracious, to be worshipped?
46We did send Moses aforetime, with Our Signs, to Pharaoh and his Chiefs: He said, "I am a messenger of the Lord of the Worlds."
47But when he came to them with Our Signs, behold, they laughed at them.
48We showed them Sign after Sign, each greater than its fellow, and We seized them with Punishment, in order that they might turn (to Us).
49And they said, "O thou sorcerer! Invoke thy Lord for us according to His covenant with thee; for we shall truly accept guidance."
50But when We removed the Chastisement from them, behold, they broke their word.
51And Pharaoh proclaimed among his people, saying: "O my people! Does not the dominion of Egypt belong to me, (witness) these streams flowing underneath my (palace)? What! see ye not then?
52"Am I not better than this (Moses), who is a contemptible wretch and can scarcely express himself clearly?
53"Then why are not gold bracelets bestowed on him, or (why) come (not) with him angels accompanying him in procession?"
54Thus did he make fools of his people, and they obeyed him: truly were they a people rebellious (against Allah).
55When at length they provoked Us, We exacted retribution from them, and We drowned them all.
56And We made them (a people) of the Past and an Example to later ages.
57When (Jesus) the son of Mary is held up as an example, behold, thy people raise a clamor thereat (in ridicule)!
58And they say, "Are our gods best, or he?" This they set forth to thee, only by way of disputation: yea, they are a contentious people.
59He was no more than a servant: We granted Our favor to him, and We made him an example to the Children of Israel.
60And if it were Our Will, We could make angels from amongst you, succeeding each other on the earth.
61And (Jesus) shall be a Sign (for the coming of) the Hour (of Judgment): therefore have no doubt about the (Hour), but follow ye Me: this is a Straight Way.
62Let not the Satan hinder you: for he is to you an enemy avowed.
63When Jesus came with Clear Signs, he said: "Now have I come to you with Wisdom, and in order to make clear to you some of the (points) on which ye dispute: therefore fear Allah and obey me.
64"For Allah, He is my Lord and your Lord: so worship ye Him: this is a Straight Way."
65But sects from among themselves fell into disagreement: then woe to the wrong-doers, from the Chastisement of a Grievous Day!
66Do they only wait for the Hour - that it should come on them all of a sudden, while they perceive not?
67Friends on that day will be foes, one to another,- except the Righteous.
68My devotees! No fear shall be on you today, nor shall ye grieve,-
69Those who have believed in Our Signs and submitted to Us.
70Enter ye the Garden, ye and your wives, in (beauty and) rejoicing.
71To them will be passed round, dishes and goblets of gold: there will be there all that the souls could desire, all that the eyes could delight in: and ye shall abide therein (for aye).
72Such will be the Garden of which ye are made heirs for your (good) deeds (in life).
73Ye shall have therein abundance of fruit, from which ye shall eat.
74The sinners will be in the Punishment of Hell, to dwell therein (for aye):
75Nowise will the (Punishment) be lightened for them, and in despair will they be there overwhelmed.
76Nowise shall We be unjust to them: but it is they who have been unjust themselves.
77They will cry: "O Málik! Would that thy Lord put an end to us!" He will say, "Nay, but ye shall abide!"
78Verily We have brought the Truth to you: but most of you have a hatred for Truth.
79What! Have they settled some plan (among themselves)? But it is We Who settle things.
80Or do they think that We hear not their secrets and their private counsels? Indeed (We do), and Our messengers are by them, to record.
81Say: "If the Most Gracious had a son, I would be the fir 58e st to worship."
82Glory to the Lord of the heavens and the earth, the Lord of the Throne! He is free from the things they attribute (to Him)!
83So leave them to babble and play (with vanities) until they meet that Day of theirs, which they have been promised.
84It is He Who is God in heaven and God on earth; and He is full of Wisdom and Knowledge.
85And blessed is He to Whom belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth, and all between them: with Him is the Knowledge of the Hour (of Judgment): and to Him shall ye be brought back.
86And those whom they invoke besides Allah have no power of intercession;- only he who bears witness to the Truth, and with full knowledge.
87If thou ask them, who created them, they will certainly say, Allah. How then are they deluded away (from the Truth)?
88(Allah has knowledge) of the (Prophet's) cry, "O my Lord! Truly these are people who will not believe!"
89But turn away from them, and say "Peace!" But soon shall they know!