1 TA SIN MIM.
2 These are the verses of the perspicuous Book.
3 You may perhaps wear out your heart because they do not come to belief.
4 We could send down from the heavens a sign to them if We pleased, before which their heads would remain bowed.
5 Never does a new reminder come to them from Ar-Rahman but they turn away from it.
6 Surely they have done with denying; soon will come to them the news of what they were laughing at.
7 Do they not see the earth, how We grow all kinds of noble things upon it?
8 Verily there are signs in this; yet many of them do not believe.
9 Your Lord is surely mighty and merciful.
10 When your Lord called upon Moses: "Go to the wicked people,
11 The people of Pharaoh. Will they not fear and take heed?"
12 : He said: "O Lord, I fear that they will deny me.
13 My heart is constrained, my tongue falters, so delegate Aaron;
14 And they have a charge (of murder) against me. So I fear that they will kill me."
15 (It was) said: "By no means. Go with My signs, both of you. I am verily with you and I hear.
16 Go to the Pharaoh and tell him: ´We bring a message from the Lord of all the worlds
17 That you should send the children of Israel with us.´
18 (The Pharaoh) said: "Did we not bring you up as a child? And you lived a number of years of your life with us.
19 And you commited what you did, and you are ungrateful!"
20 (Moses) replied: "I did do that and I was in the wrong,
21 So I ran away from you out of fear. But my Lord has given me wisdom, and made me an apostle.
22 But the favour you oblige me with is that you have enslaved the children of Israel."
23 The Pharaoh asked: "And what is the Lord of all the worlds?"
24 (Moses) said: "The Lord of the heavens and the earth and all that lies between them, if you can believe."
25 (The Pharaoh) said to those around him: "Do you hear?"
26 (Moses continued): "Your Lord and the Lord of your fathers before you."
27 (The Pharaoh) said (to his nobles): "Your apostle who has been sent to you, is certainly mad."
28 (Moses) said: "The Lord of the East and the Lord of the West and all that lies between them, if you have sense."
29 (The Pharaoh) said: "If you took another god apart from me I will have you incarcerated."
30 (Moses) said: "Even though I have brought to you something convincing?"
31 (The Pharaoh) said: "Then bring it, if you speak the truth."
32 So (Moses) cast his staff, and lo, it turned into a living serpent.
33 And he drew forth his hand, and lo, it looked white to the beholders.
34 The Pharaoh said to the chiefs around him: "He is certainly a clever magician.
35 He wants to drive you out of your land by his magic. So, what do you bid?"
36 They said: "Put him and his brother off awhile, and send summoners to the cities to gather
37 And bring the ablest magicians to you."
38 So the magicians were assembled at a stated time and place on an appointed day.
39 And the people were also asked to assemble.
40 (They said): "We may haply follow the magicians if they are victorious."
41 When the magicians arrived, they said to the Pharaoh: "Is there a reward for us if we are victorious?" --
42 "Yes," he replied. "You ´will be among the honoured."
43 Moses said to them: "Cast what you have to cast."
44 So they cast their ropes and rods, and said: "By the glory of Pharaoh, we shall be victorious."
45 Then Moses threw down his staff, and lo, it swallowed up their conjurations.
46 Then the magicians fell prostrating in adoration,
47 And said: "We (affirm and) believe in the Lord of all the worlds,
48 The Lord of Moses and Aaron."
49 Said (the Pharaoh): "You have come to believe in him before I gave you leave. He is surely your chief, who taught you magic. You will soon come to know: I will have your hands and feet cut off on alternate sides, and have every one of you crucified."
50 They said: "There will be no harm. We shall return to our Lord.
51 We certainly hope our Lord will forgive our sins as we are the first to believe."
52 We said to Moses: "Travel by night with My creatures. You will surely be pursued."
53 Then the Pharaoh sent announcers to the cities,
54 (Proclaiming): "Surely they are a small band (of fugitives).
55 They are always harassing us.
56 But we are a fully accounted army."
57 So We made them leave the gardens and springs of water,
58 And treasures and agreeable mansions.
59 Thus it was; and We made the children of Israel possess them.
60 But they pursued them at sunrise.
61 When the two forces drew within seeing distance of each other, the people of Moses said: "We shall certainly be overtaken."
62 Moses replied: "By no means. My Lord is with me. He will show me the way."
63 We commanded Moses: "Smite the sea with your staff." And it parted, and every parting was like a lofty mountain.
64 Then We brought the others to that place.
65 We delivered Moses and every one with him,
66 And We drowned the others.
67 Verily there is a sign in this, but most of them do not believe.
68 Indeed your Lord is mighty and merciful.
69 Relate the news of Abraham to them.
70 When he asked his father and his people: "What do you worship?"
71 They replied: "We worship idols and are devoted to them."
72 (Abraham) asked: "Do they hear when you call them?
73 Or do they benefit you, or do you harm?"
74 They said: "No. But we found our fathers doing so."
75 He said: "Have you considered what you have been worshipping,
76 You and your fathers?
77 Yet they are my enemies except the Lord of all the worlds
78 Who created me and showed me the way,
79 Who gives me food and drink,
80 And heals me when I am sick,
81 Who will make me die, then give me life again,
82 And who, I hope, will condone my faults on the Day of Judgement.
83 O Lord, give me wisdom and admit me among the righteous,
84 And uphold my name with posterity,
85 And put me among the inheritors of Paradise.
86 Forgive me and my father: He was surely among those who went astray.
87 And do not disgrace me on the day when they are raised from the graves,
88 The day when neither wealth nor children will be of any avail
89 But to him who comes to God with a tranquil heart."
90 Paradise will be brought near those who take heed for themselves and follow the straight path;
91 And Hell made visible to those who had gone astray.
92 They will be asked: "Where are those you worshipped
93 Other than God? Can they save you or even save themselves?"
94 They will then be thrown into Hell with those who had gone astray
95 Together with the hordes of Iblis.
96 Disputing among themselves they will say:
97 "By God, we were plainly in error
98 In equating you with the Lord of all the worlds;
99 No one but the sinners led us astray.
100 Now we have none to intercede for us,
101 Nor any sincere friend.
102 If only we could return and be among the believers!"
103 Verily there is a sign in this, but many of them do not believe.
104 Verily your Lord is mighty and merciful.
105 The people of Noah accused the apostles of lies.
106 When their brother Noah said to them: "Will you not take heed?
107 I have been sent as a trusted messenger to you.
108 So be fearful of God and listen to me.
109 I ask no recompense of you for it. My reward is due from none but the Lord of all the worlds.
110 So fear God and follow me."
111 They said: "Should we place our trust in you when only the condemned follow you?"
112 He said: "It is not for me to know what they were doing.
113 It is for my Lord to bring them to book, if you can understand.
114 I am certainly not one to drive away the believers.
115 I am only a plain admonisher."
116 They said: "If you do not desist, O Noah, you will be stoned to death."
117 He prayed: "O Lord, verily my people accuse me of lies.
118 So adjudge between me and them conclusively, and save me and the believers who are with me."
119 So We delivered him and those with him in the loaded ark,
120 And drowned the rest of them.
121 Verily there is a sign in this, yet many of them do not believe.
122 But surely your Lord is mighty and merciful.
123 The people of ´Ad accused the messengers of lies.
124 When their brother Hud said to them: "Will you not take heed?
125 I have been sent as a trusted messenger to you.
126 So fear God and listen to me.
127 I ask no recompense of you for it. My reward is due from none but the Lord of all the worlds.
128 You construct monuments on every hill in vain,
129 Erect palaces (thinking) that you will live for ever,
130 And whenever you apply force become tyrannical.
131 So be fearful of God and follow me.
132 Fear Him who has bestowed on you what you know,
133 Gave you increase of cattle and sons,
134 And orchards and springs.
135 I fear the punishment of a terrible day for you.
136 They said: "It is the same to us if you warn us or do not warn.
137 This is just a habit of antiquated people.
138 We are not going to be damned."
139 Then they accused him of lies; so We annihilated them. Verily there is a sign in this, but most of them do not believe.
140 Yet surely your Lord is mighty and merciful.
141 The Thamud accused the messengers of lies.
142 When their brother Saleh said to them: "Will you not take heed?"
143 I have been sent as a trusted messenger to you.
144 So fear God and follow me.
145 I do not ask any recompense of you for this. My reward is due from none but the Lord of all the worlds.
146 (Do you think) you will be left secure here
147 In these gardens and these springs,
148 The fields of corn and date-palm trees with soft and tender spathes,
149 And dwellings hewed out of mountains ingeniously?
150 So be mindful of God and listen to me.
151 Do not follow those who are extravagant,
152 Who corrupt the land and do not reform it."
153 They said: "Surely you are deluded.
154 You are nothing but a man like us. Bring us a token if you speak the truth."
155 (Saleh) said: "Here is a she-camel. She has a right of drinking water, and you have a right of drinking it on appointed turns.
156 Do not treat her unkindly or the punishment of a grievous day will fall on you."
157 But they hamstrung her; and on the morrow were repentant,
158 For they were seized by the torment. Verily there was a sign in this, but most of them did not believe.
159 Yet verily your Lord is mighty and merciful.
160 The people of Lot accused the messengers of lies.
161 When their brother Lot said to them: "Will you not take heed?
162 I have been sent as a trusted messenger to you.
163 So fear God and listen to me.
164 I ask no recompense of you for this. My reward is due from none but the Lord of all the worlds.
165 Why do you go for males unlike all other creatures
166 Leaving the consorts your Lord has made for you? But you are a people who exceed the bounds."
167 They said: "If you do not desist, O Lot, you will be expelled (from the city)."
168 (Lot) said: "I am disgusted with your actions,"
169 (And prayed:) "O Lord, save me and my family from what they do."
170 So We saved him and his whole family
171 Except one old woman who remained behind.
172 Then We destroyed the rest of them,
173 And rained on them a shower (of Stones). How terrible was the rain (that fell) on those who had been warned!
174 Verily in this was a sign, but most of them do not believe.
175 Yet surely your Lord is mighty and powerful.
176 The people of the Wood too called the messengers liars.
177 When Shu´aib said to them: "Will you not take heed?
178 I have been sent as a trusted messenger to you.
179 So fear God and follow me.
180 I ask no recompense of you for this. My reward is due from none but the Lord of all the worlds.
181 Give full measure and do not cheat;
182 Weigh on an even balance.
183 And do not withhold from people what belongs to them, and do not corrupt the land;
184 And fear Him who created you and all the earlier people."
185 They said: "Surely you are deluded.
186 You are nothing but a man like us, and we think you are a liar.
187 But in case you are speaking the truth, then make a segment of the sky to fall upon us."
188 (Shu´aib) said: "My Lord knows well what you are doing."
189 But they denied him, and We seized them with the torment of the Day of Shadowing (when the cloud had rained down fire). It was indeed the torment of a terrible day!
190 Verily in this was a sign, but most of them do not believe.
191 Yet verily your Lord is mighty and merciful.
192 And this (Qur´an) is a revelation from the Lord of all the worlds,
193 Which the trusted spirit descended with
194 To (communicate) to your heart that you may be a warner
195 In eloquent Arabic.
196 This is (indicated) in the Books of earlier people.
197 Was it not a proof for them that the learned men of Israel knew about this?
198 Had We revealed it to a man of obscure tongue
199 And he had recited it to them, and they had not believed (it would have been different).
200 Thus do We cause (unbelief) to enter the hearts of sinners.
201 They will not believe it until they behold the painful punishment.
202 It will come upon them unawares, and they will not comprehend it.
203 Then will they say: "Can we be given respite?"
204 Do they wish Us then to hasten the punishment?
205 Just think: If We let them enjoy (the good things of life) for a few years more,
206 And then what they were promised comes upon them,
207 Of what avail shall their enjoyment be to them?
208 Never have We destroyed a habitation till We had sent admonishers to them
209 To warn. For We are never unjust.
210 The devils did not bring it down:
211 They are not worthy of it, nor have they power.
212 They have been precluded from hearing it.
213 So call on no other god but God, lest you are condemned to torment;
214 And warn your near relations,
215 And take those believers under your wing who follow you.
216 If they do not obey you, tell them: "I am not responsible for what you do."
217 Have trust in the Mighty, the Merciful,
218 Who watches you when you get up,
219 And your movements among those who bow in homage to God.
220 He is all-hearing and all-knowing.
221 Should I tell you on whom the devils descend?
222 They come down to every mendacious sinner,
223 Who listens to you (for spreading rumours); but most of them are liars.
224 As for the poets, only those who go astray follow them.
225 Have you not seen that they wander distract in every valley,
226 And they say what they do not do,
227 Except those who believe and do the right, and remember God a great deal, who retaliate only when they have been wronged. Yet the oppressors will now come to know through what reversals they will be overthrown!