[29.1] Alif. Lam. Mim.
[29.2] Do men imagine that they will be left (at ease) because
they say, We believe, and will not be tested with affliction ?
[29.3] Lo! We tested those who were before you. Thus Allah
knoweth those who are sincere, and knoweth those who feign.
[29.4] Or do those who do ill-deeds imagine that they can
outstrip Us ? Evil (for them) is that which they decide.
[29.5] Whoso looketh forward to the meeting with Allah (let him
know that) Allah's reckoning is surely nigh, and He is the
Hearer, the Knower.
[29.6] And whosoever striveth, striveth only for himself, for
lo! Allah is altogether Independent of (His) creatures.
[29.7] And as for those who believe and do good works, We shall
remit from them their evil deeds and shall repay them the best
that they did.
[29.8] We have enjoined on man kindness to parents; but if they
strive to make thee join with Me that of which thou hast no
knowledge, then obey them not. Unto Me is your return and I
shall tell you what ye used to do.
[29.9] And as for those who believe and do good works, We verily
shall make them enter in among the righteous.
[29.10] Of mankind is he who saith: We believe in Allah, but, if
he be made to suffer for the sake of Allah, he mistaketh the
persecution of mankind for Allah's punishment; and then, if
victory cometh from thy Lord, will say: Lo! we were with you
(all the while). Is not Allah Best Aware of what is in the
bosoms of (His) creatures ?
[29.11] Verily Allah knoweth those who believe, and verily He
knoweth the hypocrites.
[29.12] Those who disbelieve say unto those who believe: Follow
our way (of religion) and we verily will bear your sins (for
you). They cannot bear aught of their sins. Lo! they verily are
[29.13] But they verily will bear their own loads and other
loads beside their own, and they verily will be questioned on
the Day of Resurrection concerning that which they invented.
[29.14] And verily we sent Noah (as Our messenger) unto his
folk, and he continued with them for a thousand years save fifty
years; and the flood engulfed them, for they were wrong-doers.
[29.15] And We rescued him and those with him in the ship, and
made of it a portent for the peoples.
[29.16] And Abraham! (Remember) when he said unto his folk:
Serve Allah, and keep your duty unto Him; that is better for you
if ye did but know.
[29.17] Ye serve instead of Allah only idols, and ye only invent
a lie. Lo! those whom ye serve instead of Allah own no provision
for you. So seek your provision from Allah, and serve Him, and
give thanks unto Him, (for) unto Him ye will be brought back.
[29.18] But if ye deny, then nations have denied before you. The
messenger is only to convey (the message) plainly.
[29.19] See they not how Allah produceth creation, then
reproduceth it ? Lo! for Allah that is easy.
[29.20] Say (O Muhammad): Travel in the land and see how He
originated creation, then Allah bringeth forth the later growth.
Lo! Allah is Able to do all things.
[29.21] He punisheth whom He will and showeth mercy unto whom He
will, and unto Him ye will be turned.
[29.22] Ye cannot escape (from Him) in the earth or in the sky,
and beside Allah there is for you no friend or helper.
[29.23] Those who disbelieve in the revelations of Allah and in
(their) Meeting with Him, such have no hope of My mercy. For
such there is a painful doom.
[29.24] But the answer of his folk was only that they said:
"Kill him" or "Burn him." Then Allah saved him from the Fire.
Lo! herein verily are portents for folk who believe.
[29.25] He said: Ye have chosen only idols instead of Allah. The
love between you is only in the life of the world. Then on the
Day of Resurrection ye will deny each other and curse each
other, and your abode will be the Fire, and ye will have no
[29.26] And Lot believed him, and said: Lo! I am a fugitive unto
my Lord. Lo! He, only He, is the Mighty, the Wise.
[29.27] And We bestowed on him Isaac and Jacob, and We
established the prophethood and the Scripture among his seed,
and We gave him his reward in the world, and lo! in the
Hereafter he verily is among the righteous.
[29.28] And Lot! (Remember) when he said unto his folk: Lo! ye
commit lewdness such as no creature did before you.
[29.29] For come ye not in unto males, and cut ye not the road
(for travellers), and commit ye not abomination in your meetings
? But the answer of his folk was only that they said: Bring
Allah's doom upon us if thou art a truthteller!
[29.30] He said: My Lord! Give me victory over folk who work
[29.31] And when Our messengers brought Abraham the good news,
they said: Lo! we are about to destroy the people of that
township, for its people are wrong-doers.
[29.32] He said: Lo! Lot is there. They said: We are best aware
of who is there. We are to deliver him and his household, all
save his wife, who is of those who stay behind.
[29.33] And when Our messengers came unto Lot, he was troubled
upon their account, for he could not protect them; but they
said: Fear not, nor grieve! Lo! we are to deliver thee and thy
household, (all) save thy wife, who is of those who stay behind.
[29.34] Lo! We are about to bring down upon the folk of this
township a fury from the sky because they are evil-livers.
[29.35] And verily of that We have left a clear sign for people
who have sense.
[29.36] And unto Midian We sent Shu'eyb, their brother. He said:
O my people! Serve Allah, and look forward to the Last Day, and
do not evil, making mischief, in the earth.
[29.37] But they denied him, and the dreadful earthquake took
them, and morning found them prostrate in their dwelling place.
[29.38] And (the tribes of) A'ad and Thamud! (Their fate) is
manifest unto you from their (ruined and deserted) dwellings.
Satan made their deeds seem fair unto them and so debarred them
from the Way, though they were keen observers.
[29.39] And Korah, Pharaoh and Haman! Moses came unto them with
clear proofs (of Allah's Sovereignty), but they were boastful in
the land. And they were not winners (in the race).
[29.40] So We took each one in his sin; of them was he on whom
We sent a hurricane, and of them was he who was overtaken by the
(Awful) Cry, and of them was he whom We caused the earth to
swallow, and of them was he whom We drowned. It was not for
Allah to wrong them, but they wronged themselves.
[29.41] The likeness of those who choose other patrons than
Allah is as the likeness of the spider when she taketh unto
herself a house, and lo! the frailest of all houses is the
spider's house, if they but knew.
[29.42] Lo! Allah knoweth what thing they invoke instead of Him.
He is the Mighty, the Wise.
[29.43] As for these similitudes, We coin them for mankind, but
none will grasp their meaning save the wise.
[29.44] Allah created the heavens and the earth with truth. Lo!
therein is indeed a portent for believers.
[29.45] Recite that which hath been inspired in thee of the
Scripture, and establish worship. Lo! worship preserveth from
lewdness and iniquity, but verily remembrance of Allah is more
important. And Allah knoweth what ye do.
[29.46] And argue not with the People of the Scripture unless it
be in (a way) that is better, save with such of them as do
wrong; and say: We believe in that which hath been revealed unto
us and revealed unto you; our God and your God is One, and unto
Him we surrender.
[29.47] In like manner We have revealed unto thee the Scripture,
and those unto whom We gave the Scripture aforetime will believe
therein; and of these (also) there are some who believe therein.
And none deny Our revelations save the disbelievers.
[29.48] And thou (O Muhammad) wast not a reader of any scripture
before it, nor didst thou write it with thy right hand, for then
might those have doubted, who follow falsehood.
[29.49] But it is clear revelations in the hearts of those who
have been given knowledge, and none deny Our revelations save
[29.50] And they say: Why are not portents sent down upon him
from his Lord ? Say: Portents are with Allah only, and I am but
a plain warner.
[29.51] Is it not enough for them that We have sent down unto
thee the Scripture which is read unto them ? Lo! herein verily
is mercy, and a reminder for folk who believe.
[29.52] Say (unto them, O Muhammad): Allah sufficeth for witness
between me and you. He knoweth whatsoever is in the heavens and
the earth. And those who believe in vanity and disbelieve in
Allah, they it is who are the losers.
[29.53] They bid thee hasten on the doom (of Allah). And if a
term had not been appointed, the doom would assuredly have come
unto them (ere now). And verily it will come upon them suddenly
when they perceive not.
[29.54] They bid thee hasten on the doom, when lo! hell verily
will encompass the disbelievers
[29.55] On the day when the doom will overwhelm them from above
them and from underneath their feet, and He will say: Taste what
ye used to do!
[29.56] O my bondmen who believe! Lo! My earth is spacious.
Therefor serve Me only.
[29.57] Every soul will taste of death. Then unto Us ye will be
[29.58] Those who believe and do good works, them verily We
shall house in lofty dwellings of the Garden underneath which
rivers flow. There they will dwell secure. How sweet the guerdon
of the toilers,
[29.59] Who persevere, and put their trust in their Lord!
[29.60] And how many an animal there is that beareth not its own
provision! Allah provideth for it and for you. He is the Hearer,
[29.61] And if thou wert to ask them: Who created the heavens
and the earth, and constrained the sun and the moon (to their
appointed work) ? they would say: Allah. How then are they
turned away ?
[29.62] Allah maketh the provision wide for whom He will of His
bondmen, and straiteneth it for whom (He will). Lo! Allah is
Aware of all things.
[29.63] And if thou wert to ask them: Who causeth water to come
down from the sky, and therewith reviveth the earth after its
death ? they verily would say: Allah. Say: Praise be to Allah!
But most of them have no sense.
[29.64] This life of the world is but a pastime and a game. Lo!
the home of the Hereafter - that is Life, if they but knew.
[29.65] And when they mount upon the ships they pray to Allah,
making their faith pure for Him only, but when He bringeth them
safe to land, behold! they ascribe partners (unto Him),
[29.66] That they may disbelieve in that which We have given
them, and that they may take their ease. But they will come to
[29.67] Have they not seen that We have appointed a sanctuary
immune (from violence), while mankind are ravaged all around
them ? Do they then believe in falsehood and disbelieve in the
bounty of Allah ?
[29.68] Who doeth greater wrong than he who inventeth a lie
concerning Allah, or denieth the truth when it cometh unto him ?
Is not there a home in hell for disbelievers ?
[29.69] As for those who strive in Us, We surely guide them to
Our paths, and lo! Allah is with the good.