[35.1] Praise be to Allah,
the Creator of the heavens and the earth, Who appointeth the
angels messengers having wings two, three and four. He
multiplieth in creation what He will. Lo! Allah is Able to do
[35.2] That which Allah openeth unto mankind of mercy none can
withhold it; and that which He withholdeth none can release
thereafter. He is the Mighty, the Wise.
[35.3] O mankind! Remember Allah's grace toward you! Is there
any creator other than Allah who provideth for you from the sky
and the earth ? There is no God save Him. Whither then are ye
[35.4] And if they deny thee, (O Muhammad), messengers (of
Allah) were denied before thee. Unto Allah all things are
[35.5] O mankind! Lo! the promise of Allah is true. So let not
the life of the world beguile you, and let not the (avowed)
beguiler beguile you with regard to Allah.
[35.6] Lo! the devil is an enemy for you, so treat him as an
enemy. He only summoneth his faction to be owners of the flaming
[35.7] Those who disbelieve, theirs will be an awful doom; and
those who believe and do good works, theirs will be forgiveness
and a great reward.
[35.8] Is he, the evil of whose deeds is made fairseeming unto
him so that he deemeth it good, (other than Satan's dupe) ?
Allah verily sendeth whom He will astray, and guideth whom He
will; so let not thy soul expire in sighings for them. Lo! Allah
is Aware of what they do!
[35.9] And Allah it is Who sendeth the winds and they raise a
cloud; then We lead it unto a dead land and revive therewith the
earth after its death. Such is the Resurrection.
[35.10] Whoso desireth power (should know that) all power
belongeth to Allah. Unto Him good words ascend, and the pious
deed doth He exalt; but those who plot iniquities, theirs will
be an awful doom; and the plotting of such (folk) will come to
[35.11] Allah created you from dust, then from a little fluid,
then He made you pairs (the male and female). No female beareth
or bringeth forth save with His knowledge. And no-one groweth
old who groweth old, nor is aught lessened of his life, but it
is recorded in a Book, Lo! that is easy for Allah.
[35.12] And the two seas are not alike: this, fresh, sweet, good
to drink, this (other) bitter, salt. And from them both ye eat
fresh meat and derive the ornament that ye wear. And thou seest
the ship cleaving them with its prow that ye may seek of His
bounty, and that haply ye may give thanks.
[35.13] He maketh the night to pass into the day and He maketh
the day to pass into the night. He hath subdued the sun and moon
to service. Each runneth unto an appointed term. Such is Allah,
your Lord; His is the Sovereignty; and those unto whom ye pray
instead of Him own not so much as the white spot on a
[35.14] If ye pray unto them they hear not your prayer, and if
they heard they could not grant it you. On the Day of
Resurrection they will disown association with you. None can
inform you like Him Who is Aware.
[35.15] O mankind! Ye are the poor in your relation to Allah.
And Allah! He is the Absolute, the Owner of Praise.
[35.16] If He will, He can be rid of you and bring (instead of
you) some new creation.
[35.17] That is not a hard thing for Allah.
[35.18] And no burdened soul can bear another's burden, and if
one heavy laden crieth for (help with) his load, naught of it
will be lifted even though he (unto whom he crieth) be of kin.
Thou warnest only those who fear their Lord in secret, and have
established worship. He who groweth (in goodness), groweth only
for himself, (he cannot by his merit redeem others). Unto Allah
is the journeying.
[35.19] The blind man is not equal with the seer;
[35.20] Nor is darkness (tantamount to) light;
[35.21] Nor is the shadow equal with the sun's full heat;
[35.22] Nor are the living equal with the dead. Lo! Allah maketh
whom He will to hear. Thou canst not reach those who are in the
[35.23] Thou art but a warner.
[35.24] Lo! We have sent thee with the Truth, a bearer of glad
tidings and a warner; and there is not a nation but a warner
hath passed among them.
[35.25] And if they deny thee, those before them also denied.
Their messengers came unto them with clear proofs (of Allah's
Sovereignty), and with the Psalms and the Scripture giving
[35.26] Then seized I those who disbelieved, and how intense was
[35.27] Hast thou not seen that Allah causeth water to fall from
the sky, and We produce therewith fruit of divers hues; and
among the hills are streaks white and red, of divers hues, and
[35.28] And of men and beasts and cattle, in like manner, divers
hues ? The erudite among His bondmen fear Allah alone. Lo! Allah
is Mighty, Forgiving.
[35.29] Lo! those who read the Scripture of Allah, and establish
worship, and spend of that which We have bestowed on them
secretly and openly, they look forward to imperishable gain,
[35.30] That He will pay them their wages and increase them of
His grace. Lo! He is Forgiving, Responsive.
[35.31] As for that which We inspire in thee of the Scripture,
it is the Truth confirming that which was (revealed) before it.
Lo! Allah is indeed Observer, Seer of His slaves.
[35.32] Then We gave the Scripture as inheritance unto those
whom We elected of Our bondmen. But of them are some who wrong
themselves and of them are some who are lukewarm, and of them
are some who outstrip (others) through good deeds, by Allah's
leave. That is the great favour!
[35.33] Gardens of Eden! They enter them wearing armlets of gold
and pearl and their raiment therein is silk.
[35.34] And they say: Praise be to Allah Who hath put grief away
from us. Lo! Our Lord is Forgiving, Bountiful,
[35.35] Who, of His grace, hath installed us in the mansion of
eternity, where toil toucheth us not nor can weariness affect
[35.36] But as for those who disbelieve, for them is fire of
hell; it taketh not complete effect upon them so that they can
die, nor is its torment lightened for them. Thus We punish every
[35.37] And they cry for help there, (saying): Our Lord! Release
us; we will do right, not (the wrong) that we used to do. Did
not We grant you a life long enough for him who reflected to
reflect therein ? And the warner came unto you. Now taste (the
flavour of your deeds), for evil-doers have no helper.
[35.38] Lo! Allah is the Knower of the Unseen of the heavens and
the earth. Lo! He is Aware of the secret of (men's) breasts.
[35.39] He it is Who hath made you regents in the earth; so he
who disbelieveth, his disbelief be on his own head. Their
disbelief increaseth for the disbelievers, in their Lord's
sight, naught save abhorrence. Their disbelief increaseth for
the disbelievers naught save loss.
[35.40] Say: Have ye seen your partner-gods to whom ye pray
beside Allah ? Show me what they created of the earth! Or have
they any portion in the heavens ? Or have We given them a
scripture so they act on clear proof therefrom ? Nay, the
evil-doers promise one another only to deceive.
[35.41] Lo! Allah graspeth the heavens and the earth that they
deviate not, and if they were to deviate there is not one that
could grasp them after Him. Lo! He is ever Clement, Forgiving.
[35.42] And they swore by Allah, their most binding oath, that
if a warner came unto them they would be more tractable than any
of the nations; yet, when a warner came unto them it aroused in
them naught save repugnance,
[35.43] (Shown in their) behaving arrogantly in the land and
plotting evil; and the evil plot encloseth but the men who make
it. Then, can they expect aught save the treatment of the folk
of old ? Thou wilt not find for Allah's way of treatment any
substitute, nor wilt thou find for Allah's way of treatment
aught of power to change.
[35.44] Have they not travelled in the land and seen the nature
of the consequence for those who were before them, and they were
mightier than these in power ? Allah is not such that aught in
the heavens or in the earth escapeth Him. Lo! He is the Wise,
[35.45] If Allah took mankind to task by that which they
deserve, He would not leave a living creature on the surface of
the earth; but He reprieveth them unto an appointed term, and
when their term cometh - then verily (they will know that) Allah
is ever Seer of His slaves.