[40.1] Ha. Mim.
[40.2] The revelation of the Scripture is from Allah, the
Mighty, the Knower,
[40.3] The Forgiver of sin, the Accepter of repentance, the
Stern in punishment, the Bountiful. There is no God save Him.
Unto Him is the journeying.
[40.4] None argue concerning the revelations of Allah save those
who disbelieve, so let not their turn of fortune in the land
deceive thee (O Muhammad).
[40.5] The folk of Noah and the factions after them denied
(their messengers) before these, and every nation purposed to
seize their messenger and argued falsely, (thinking) thereby to
refute the Truth. Then I seized them, and how (awful) was My
[40.6] Thus was the word of thy Lord concerning those who
disbelieve fulfilled: That they are owners of the Fire.
[40.7] Those who bear the Throne, and all who are round about
it, hymn the praises of their Lord and believe in Him and ask
forgiveness for those who believe (saying): Our Lord! Thou
comprehendest all things in mercy and knowledge, therefor
forgive those who repent and follow Thy way. Ward off from them
the punishment of hell.
[40.8] Our Lord! And make them enter the Gardens of Eden which
thou hast promised them, with such of their fathers and their
wives and their descendants as do right. Lo! Thou, only Thou,
art the Mighty, the Wise.
[40.9] And ward off from them ill-deeds; and he from whom Thou
wardest off ill-deeds that day, him verily hast Thou taken into
mercy. That is the supreme triumph.
[40.10] Lo! (on that day) those who disbelieve are informed by
proclamation: Verily Allah's abhorrence is more terrible than
your abhorrence one of another, when ye were called unto the
faith but did refuse.
[40.11] They say: Our Lord! Twice hast Thou made us die, and
twice hast Thou made us live. Now we confess our sins. Is there
any way to go out ?
[40.12] (It is said unto them): This is (your plight) because,
when Allah only was invoked, ye disbelieved, but when some
partner was ascribed to Him ye were believing. But the command
belongeth only to Allah, the Sublime, the Majestic.
[40.13] He it is Who showeth you His portents, and sendeth down
for you provision from the sky. None payeth heed save him who
turneth (unto Him) repentant.
[40.14] Therefor (O believers) pray unto Allah, making religion
pure for Him (only), however much the disbelievers be averse -
[40.15] The Exalter of Ranks, the Lord of the Throne. He causeth
the Spirit of His command upon whom He will of His slaves, that
He may warn of the Day of Meeting,
[40.16] The day when they come forth, nothing of them being
hidden from Allah. Whose is the Sovereignty this day ? It is
Allah's, the One, the Almighty.
[40.17] This day is each soul requited that which it hath
earned; no wrong (is done) this day. Lo! Allah is swift at
[40.18] Warn them (O Muhammad) of the Day of the approaching
(doom), when the hearts will be choking the throats, (when)
there will be no friend for the wrong-doers, nor any intercessor
who will be heard.
[40.19] He knoweth the traitor of the eyes, and that which the
[40.20] Allah judgeth with truth, while those to whom they cry
instead of Him judge not at all. Lo! Allah, He is the Hearer,
[40.21] Have they not travelled in the land to see the nature of
the consequence for those who disbelieved before them ? They
were mightier than these in power and (in the) traces (which
they left behind them) in the earth. Yet Allah seized them for
their sins, and they had no protector from Allah.
[40.22] That was because their messengers kept bringing them
clear proofs (of Allah's Sovereignty) but they disbelieved; so
Allah seized them. Lo! He is Strong, severe in punishment.
[40.23] And verily We sent Moses with Our revelations and a
[40.24] Unto Pharaoh and Haman and Korah, but they said: A lying
[40.25] And when he brought them the Truth from Our presence,
they said: Slay the sons of those who believe with him, and
spare their women. But the plot of disbelievers is in naught but
[40.26] And Pharaoh said: Suffer me to kill Moses, and let him
cry unto his Lord. Lo! I fear that he will alter your religion
or that he will cause confusion in the land.
[40.27] Moses said: Lo! I seek refuge in my Lord and your Lord
from every scorner who believeth not in a Day of Reckoning.
[40.28] And a believing man of Pharaoh's family, who hid his
faith, said: Would ye kill a man because he saith: My Lord is
Allah, and hath brought you clear proofs from your Lord ? If he
is lying, then his lie is upon him; and if he is truthful, then
some of that wherewith he threateneth you will strike you. Lo!
Allah guideth not one who is a prodigal, a liar.
[40.29] O my people! Yours is the kingdom to-day, ye being
uppermost in the land. But who would save us from the wrath of
Allah should it reach us ? Pharaoh said: I do but show you what
I think, and I do but guide you to wise policy.
[40.30] And he who believed said: O my people! Lo! I fear for
you a fate like that of the factions (of old);
[40.31] A plight like that of Noah's folk, and A'ad and Thamud,
and those after them, and Allah willeth no injustice for (His)
[40.32] And, O my people! Lo! I fear for you a Day of Summoning,
[40.33] A day when ye will turn to flee, having no preserver
from Allah: and he whom Allah sendeth astray, for him there is
[40.34] And verily Joseph brought you of old clear proofs, yet
ye ceased not to be in doubt concerning what he brought you
till, when he died, ye said: Allah will not send any messenger
after him. Thus Allah deceiveth him who is a prodigal, a
[40.35] Those who wrangle concerning the revelations of Allah
without any warrant that hath come unto them, it is greatly
hateful in the sight of Allah and in the sight of those who
believe. Thus doth Allah print on every arrogant, disdainful
[40.36] And Pharaoh said: O Haman! Build for me a tower that
haply I may reach the roads,
[40.37] The roads of the heavens, and may look upon the God of
Moses, though verily I think him a liar. Thus was the evil that
he did made fairseeming unto Pharaoh, and he was debarred from
the (right) way. The plot of Pharaoh ended but in ruin.
[40.38] And he who believed said: O my people! Follow me. I will
show you the way of right conduct.
[40.39] O my people! Lo! this life of the world is but a passing
comfort, and lo! the Hereafter, that is the enduring home.
[40.40] Whoso doeth an ill-deed, he will be repaid the like
thereof, while whoso doeth right, whether male or female, and is
a believer, (all) such will enter the Garden, where they will be
nourished without stint.
[40.41] And, O my people! What aileth me that I call you unto
deliverance when ye call me unto the Fire ?
[40.42] Ye call me to disbelieve in Allah and ascribe unto Him
as partners that whereof I have no knowledge, while I call you
unto the Mighty, the Forgiver.
[40.43] Assuredly that whereunto ye call me hath no claim in the
world or in the Hereafter, and our return will be unto Allah,
and the prodigals will be owners of the Fire.
[40.44] And ye will remember what I say unto you. I confide my
cause unto Allah. Lo! Allah is Seer of (His) slaves.
[40.45] So Allah warded off from him the evils which they
plotted, while a dreadful doom encompassed Pharaoh's folk,
[40.46] The Fire; they are exposed to it morning and evening;
and on the day when the Hour upriseth (it is said): Cause
Pharaoh's folk to enter the most awful doom.
[40.47] And when they wrangle in the Fire, the weak say unto
those who were proud: Lo! we were a following unto you; will ye
therefor rid us of a portion of the Fire ?
[40.48] Those who were proud say: Lo! we are all (together)
herein. Lo! Allah hath judged between (His) slaves.
[40.49] And those in the Fire say unto the guards of hell:
Entreat your Lord that He relieve us of a day of the torment.
[40.50] They say: Came not your messengers unto you with clear
proofs ? They say: Yea, verily. They say: Then do ye pray,
although the prayer of disbelievers is in vain.
[40.51] Lo! We verily do help Our messengers, and those who
believe, in the life of the world and on the day when the
[40.52] The day when their excuse availeth not the evil-doers,
and theirs is the curse, and theirs the ill abode.
[40.53] And We verily gave Moses the guidance, and We caused the
Children of Israel to inherit the Scripture,
[40.54] A guide and a reminder for men of understanding.
[40.55] Then have patience (O Muhammad). Lo! the promise of
Allah is true. And ask forgiveness of thy sin, and hymn the
praise of thy Lord at fall of night and in the early hours.
[40.56] Lo! those who wrangle concerning the revelations of
Allah without a warrant having come unto them, there is naught
else in their breasts save pride which they will never attain.
So take thou refuge in Allah. Lo! He, only He, is the Hearer,
[40.57] Assuredly the creation of the heavens and the earth is
greater than the creation of mankind; but most of mankind know
[40.58] And the blind man and the seer are not equal, neither
are those who believe and do good works (equal with) the
evil-doer. Little do ye reflect!
[40.59] Lo! the Hour is surely coming, there is no doubt
thereof; yet most of mankind believe not.
[40.60] And your Lord hath said: Pray unto Me and I will hear
your prayer. Lo! those who scorn My service, they will enter
[40.61] Allah it is Who hath appointed for you night that ye may
rest therein, and day for seeing. Lo! Allah is a Lord of bounty
for mankind, yet most of mankind give not thanks.
[40.62] Such is Allah, your Lord, the Creator of all things,
There is no God save Him. How then are ye perverted ?
[40.63] Thus are they perverted who deny the revelations of
[40.64] Allah it is Who appointed for you the earth for a
dwelling-place and the sky for a canopy, and fashioned you and
perfected your shapes, and hath provided you with good things.
Such is Allah, your Lord. Then blessed be Allah, the Lord of the
[40.65] He is the Living One. There is no God save Him. So pray
unto Him, making religion pure for Him (only). Praise be to
Allah, the Lord of the Worlds!
[40.66] Say (O Muhammad): I am forbidden to worship those unto
whom ye cry beside Allah since there have come unto me clear
proofs from my Lord, and I am commanded to surrender to the Lord
of the Worlds.
[40.67] He it is Who created you from dust, then from a drop (of
seed) then from a clot, then bringeth you forth as a child, then
(ordaineth) that ye attain full strength and afterward that ye
become old men - though some among you die before - and that ye
reach an appointed term, that haply ye may understand.
[40.68] He it is Who quickeneth and giveth death. When He
ordaineth a thing, He saith unto it only: Be! and it is.
[40.69] Hast thou not seen those who wrangle concerning the
revelations of Allah, how they are turned away ? -
[40.70] Those who deny the Scripture and that wherewith We send
Our messengers. But they will come to know,
[40.71] When carcans are about their necks and chains. They are
[40.72] Through boiling waters; then they are thrust into the
[40.73] Then it is said unto them: Where are (all) that ye used
to make partners (in the Sovereignty)
[40.74] Beside Allah ? They say: They have failed us; but we
used not to pray to anything before. Thus doth Allah send astray
the disbelievers (in His guidance).
[40.75] (And it is said unto them): This is because ye exulted
in the earth without right, and because ye were petulant.
[40.76] Enter ye the gates of hell, to dwell therein. Evil is
the habitation of the scornful.
[40.77] Then have patience (O Muhammad). Lo! the promise of
Allah is true. And whether we let thee see a part of that which
We promise them, or (whether) We cause thee to die, still unto
Us they will be brought back.
[40.78] Verily We sent messengers before thee, among them those
of whom We have told thee, and some of whom We have not told
thee; and it was not given to any messenger that he should bring
a portent save by Allah's leave, but when Allah's commandment
cometh (the cause) is judged aright, and the followers of vanity
will then be lost.
[40.79] Allah it is Who hath appointed for you cattle, that ye
may ride on some of them, and eat of some -
[40.80] (Many) benefits ye have from them - and that ye may
satisfy by their means a need that is in your breasts, and may
be borne upon them as upon the ship.
[40.81] And He showeth you His tokens. Which, then, of the
tokens of Allah do ye deny ?
[40.82] Have they not travelled in the land to see the nature of
the consequence for those before them ? They were more numerous
than these, and mightier in power and (in the) traces (which
they left behind them) in the earth. But all that they used to
earn availed them not.
[40.83] And when their messengers brought them clear proofs (of
Allah's Sovereignty) they exulted in the knowledge they
(themselves) possessed. And that which they were wont to mock
[40.84] Then, when they saw Our doom, they said: We believe in
Allah only and reject (all) that we used to associate (with
[40.85] But their faith could not avail them when they saw Our
doom. This is Allah's law which hath ever taken course for His
bondmen. And then the disbelievers will be ruined.