[13.1] Alif. Lam. Mim. Ra.
These are verses of the Scripture. That which is revealed unto
thee from thy Lord is the Truth, but most of mankind believe
[13.2] Allah it is Who raised up the heavens without visible
supports, then mounted the Throne, and compelled the sun and the
moon to be of service, each runneth unto an appointed term; He
ordereth the course; He detaileth the revelations, that haply ye
may be certain of the meeting with your Lord.
[13.3] And He it is Who spread out the earth and placed therein
firm hills and flowing streams, and of all fruits He placed
therein two spouses (male and female). He covereth the night
with the day. Lo! herein verily are portents for people who take
[13.4] And in the Earth are neighbouring tracts, vineyards and
ploughed lands, and date-palms, like and unlike, which are
watered with one water. And we have made some of them to excel
others in fruit. Lo! herein verily are portents for people who
[13.5] And if thou wonderest, then wondrous is their saying:
When we are dust, are we then forsooth (to be raised) in a new
creation ? Such are they who disbelieve in their Lord; such have
carcans on their necks; such are rightful owners of the Fire,
they will abide therein.
[13.6] And they bid thee hasten on the evil rather than the
good, when exemplary punishments have indeed occurred before
them. But lo! thy Lord is rich in pardon for mankind despite
their wrong, and lo! thy Lord is strong in punishment.
[13.7] Those who disbelieve say: If only some portent were sent
down upon him from his Lord! Thou art a warner only, and for
every folk a guide.
[13.8] Allah knoweth that which every female beareth and that
which the wombs absorb and that which they grow. And everything
with Him is measured.
[13.9] He is the Knower of the Invisible and the Visible, the
Great, the High Exalted.
[13.10] Alike of you is he who hideth the saying and he who
noiseth it abroad, he who lurketh in the night and he who goeth
freely in the daytime.
[13.11] For him are angels ranged before him and behind him, who
guard him by Allah's command. Lo! Allah changeth not the
condition of a folk until they (first) change that which is in
their hearts; and if Allah willeth misfortune for a folk there
is none that can repel it, nor have they a defender beside Him.
[13.12] He it is Who showeth you the lightning, a fear and a
hope, and raiseth the heavy clouds.
[13.13] The thunder hymneth His praise and (so do) the angels
for awe of Him. He launcheth the thunderbolts and smiteth with
them whom He will while they dispute (in doubt) concerning
Allah, and He is mighty in wrath.
[13.14] Unto Him is the real prayer. Those unto whom they pray
beside Allah respond to them not at all, save as (is the
response to) one who stretcheth forth his hands toward water
(asking) that it may come unto his mouth, and it will never
reach it. The prayer of disbelievers goeth (far) astray.
[13.15] And unto Allah falleth prostrate whosoever is in the
heavens and the earth, willingly or unwillingly, as do their
shadows in the morning and the evening hours.
[13.16] Say (O Muhammad): Who is Lord of the heavens and the
earth ? Say: Allah. Say: Take ye then (others) beside Him for
protectors, which, even for themselves, have neither benefit nor
hurt ? Say: Is the blind man equal to the seer, or is darkness
equal to light ? Or assign they unto Allah partners who created
the like of His creation so that the creation (which they made
and His creation) seemed alike to them ? Say: Allah is the
Creator of all things, and He is the One, the Almighty.
[13.17] He sendeth down water from the sky, so that valleys flow
according to their measure, and the flood beareth (on its
surface) swelling foam - from that which they smelt in the fire
in order to make ornaments and tools riseth a foam like unto it
- thus Allah coineth (the similitude of) the true and the false.
Then, as for the foam, it passeth away as scum upon the banks,
while, as for that which is of use to mankind, it remaineth in
the earth. Thus Allah coineth the similitudes.
[13.18] For those who answered Allah's call is bliss; and for
those who answered not His call, if they had all that is in the
earth, and therewith the like thereof, they would proffer it as
ransom. Such will have a woeful reckoning, and their habitation
will be hell, a dire abode.
[13.19] Is he who knoweth that what is revealed unto thee from
thy Lord is the truth like him who is blind ? But only men of
[13.20] Such as keep the pact of Allah, and break not the
[13.21] Such as unite that which Allah hath commandeth should be
joined, and fear their Lord, and dread a woeful reckoning;
[13.22] Such as persevere in seeking their Lord's Countenance
and are regular in prayer and spend of that which We bestow upon
them secretly and openly, and overcome evil with good. Theirs
will be the sequel of the (heavenly) Home,
[13.23] Gardens of Eden which they enter, along with all who do
right of their fathers and their helpmeets and their seed. The
angels enter unto them from every gate,
[13.24] (Saying): Peace be unto you because ye persevered. Ah,
passing sweet will be the sequel of the (heavenly) Home.
[13.25] And those who break the covenant of Allah after
ratifying it, and sever that which Allah hath commanded should
be joined, and make mischief in the earth: theirs is the curse
and theirs the ill abode.
[13.26] Allah enlargeth livelihood for whom He will, and
straiteneth (it for whom He will); and they rejoice in the life
of the world, whereas the life of the world is but brief comfort
as compared with the Hereafter.
[13.27] Those who disbelieve say: If only a portent were sent
down upon him from his Lord! Say: Lo! Allah sendeth whom He will
astray, and guideth unto Himself all who turn (unto Him),
[13.28] Who have believed and whose hearts have rest in the
remembrance of Allah. Verily in the remembrance of Allah do
hearts find rest!
[13.29] Those who believe and do right: Joy is for them, and
bliss (their) journey's end.
[13.30] Thus We send thee (O Muhammad) unto a nation, before
whom other nations have passed away, that thou mayst recite unto
them that which We have inspired in thee, while they are
disbelievers in the Beneficent. Say: He is my Lord; there is no
God save Him. In Him do I put my trust and unto Him is my
[13.31] Had it been possible for a Lecture to cause the
mountains to move, or the earth to be torn asunder, or the dead
to speak, (this Qur'an would have done so). Nay, but Allah's is
the whole command. Do not those who believe know that, had Allah
willed, He could have guided all mankind ? As for those who
disbelieve, disaster ceaseth not to strike them because of what
they do, or it dwelleth near their home until the threat of
Allah come to pass. Lo! Allah faileth not to keep the tryst.
[13.32] And verily messengers (of Allah) were mocked before
thee, but long I bore with those who disbelieved. At length I
seized them, and how (awful) was My punishment!
[13.33] Is He Who is aware of the deserts of every soul (as he
who is aware of nothing) ? Yet they ascribe unto Allah partners.
Say: Name them. Is it that ye would inform Him of something
which He knoweth not in the earth ? Or is it but a way of
speaking ? Nay but their contrivance is made seeming fair for
those who disbelieve and they are kept from the right road. He
whom Allah sendeth astray, for him there is no guide.
[13.34] For them is torment in the life of the world, and verily
the doom of the Hereafter is more painful, and they have no
defender from Allah.
[13.35] A similitude of the Garden which is promised unto those
who keep their duty (to Allah): Underneath it rivers flow; its
food is everlasting, and its shade; this is the reward of those
who keep their duty, while the reward of disbelievers is the
[13.36] Those unto whom We gave the Scripture rejoice in that
which is revealed unto thee. And of the clans there are who deny
some of it. Say: I am commanded only that I serve Allah and
ascribe unto Him no partner. Unto Him I cry, and unto Him is my
[13.37] Thus have We revealed it, a decisive utterance in
Arabic; and if thou shouldst follow their desires after that
which hath come unto thee of knowledge, then truly wouldst thou
have from Allah no protecting friend nor defender.
[13.38] And verily We sent messengers (to mankind) before thee,
and We appointed for them wives and offspring, and it was not
(given) to any messenger that he should bring a portent save by
Allah's leave. For everything there is a time prescribed.
[13.39] Allah effaceth what He will, and establisheth (what He
will), and with Him is the source of ordinance.
[13.40] Whether We let thee see something of that which We have
promised them, or make thee die (before its happening), thine is
but conveyance (of the message). Ours the reckoning.
[13.41] See they not how we aim to the land, reducing it of its
outlying parts ? (When) Allah doometh there is none that can
postpone His doom, and He is swift at reckoning.
[13.42] Those who were before them plotted; but all plotting is
Allah's. He knoweth that which each soul earneth. The
disbelievers will come to know for whom will be the sequel of
the (heavenly) Home.
[13.43] They who disbelieve say: Thou art no messenger (of
Allah). Say: Allah, and whosoever hath knowledge of the
Scripture, is sufficient witness between me and you.