In the Name of God, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful
14:1 Alif. Lam. Ra. (This is) a Scripture which We have revealed to you (O Muhammad) that thereby you may bring forth people from darkness to light, by the permission of their Lord, to the path of the Mighty, the Owner of Praise.
14:2-3 God, to Whom belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is in the earth. And woe to the disbelievers from an awful punishment. Those who love the life of the world more than the Hereafter, and debar (men) from the way of God and would have it crooked: such are far astray.
14:4 And We never sent a Messenger except with the language of his folk, that he might make (the message) clear for them. Then God sends whom He wills astray, and guides whom He wills. He is the Mighty, the Wise.
14:5-8 We verily sent Moses with Our revelations, saying: Bring your people forth from darkness to light. And remind them of the days of God. Lo! Therein are revelations for each patient thankful (heart). And (remind them) how Moses said to his people: Remember God"s favor to you when He delivered you from Pharaoh"s folk who were afflicting you with dreadful torment, and were slaying your sons and sparing your women; that was a tremendous trial from your Lord. And when your Lord proclaimed: If you give thanks, I will give you more; but if you are thankless, lo! My punishment is dire. And Moses said: Though you and all who are in the earth prove thankless, lo! God verily is Absolute, Owner of praise.
14:9 Has not the history of those before you reached you: the folk of Noah, and (the tribes of) Aad and Thamud, and those after them? None except God knows them. Their Messengers came to them with clear proofs, but they thrust their hands into their mouths, and said: Lo! We disbelieve in that wherewith you have been sent, and lo! We are in grave doubt concerning that to which you call us.
14:10-12 Their Messengers said: Can there be doubt concerning God, the Creator of the heavens and the earth? He calls to you that He may forgive you your sins and reprieve you to an appointed term. They said: You are but mortals like us, who would fain turn us away from what our fathers used to worship. Then bring some clear warrant. Their Messengers said to them: We are but mortals like you, but God gives grace to whomever He wills of His slaves. It is not ours to bring you a warrant unless by the permission of God. In God let believers put their trust! How should we not put our trust in God when He has shown us our ways? We surely will endure the trouble you may cause us. In God let the trusting put their trust!
14:13-14 And those who disbelieved said to their Messengers: Verily we will drive you out from our land, unless you return to our religion. Then their Lord inspired them (saying): Verily We shall destroy the wrongdoers, and verily We shall make you dwell in the land after them. This is for him who fears My Majesty and fears My threats.
14:15-17 And they sought help (from their Lord) and every froward potentate was brought to nothing; Hell is before him, and he is made to drink a festering water, which he sips but can hardly swallow, and death comes to him from every side while yet he cannot die, and before him is a harsh punishment.
14:18 A similitude of those who disbelieve in their Lord: Their works are as ashes, which the wind blows hard upon a stormy day. They have no control of anything that they have earned. That is the extreme failure.
14:19-20 Have you not seen that God has created the heavens and the earth with truth? If He will, He can remove you and bring (in) some new creation. And that is no great matter for God.
14:21 They all come forth to their Lord. Then those who were despised say to those who were arrogant: We were to you a following, can you then avert from us anything of God"s punishment? They say: Had God guided us, we should have guided you. Whether we rage or patiently endure is (now) all one for us: we have no place of refuge.
14:22 And Satan says, when the matter has been decided: Lo! God promised you a promise of truth; and I promised you, and then failed you. And I had no power over you except that I called to you and you obeyed me. So blame me not, but blame yourselves. I cannot help you, nor can you help me. Lo! I disbelieved in your associating me with God. Lo! For wrongdoers is a painful punishment.
14:23 And those who believed and did good works are made to enter Gardens underneath which rivers flow, therein abiding by permission of their Lord, their greeting therein: Peace!
14:24-26 See you not how God coins a similitude: A goodly saying, as a goodly tree, its root set firm, its branches reaching into heaven, giving its fruit at every season by permission of its Lord? God coins the similitudes for people in order that they may reflect. And the similitude of a bad saying is as a bad tree, uprooted from upon the earth, possessing no stability.
14:27 God confirms those who believe by a firm saying in the life of the world and in the Hereafter, and God sends wrongdoers astray. And God does what He wills.
14:28-30 Have you not seen those who gave the grace of God in exchange for thanklessness and led their people down to the Abode of Loss, (even to) Hell? They are exposed thereto. An evil end! And they set up rivals to God that they may mislead (men) from His way. Say: Enjoy life (while you may) for lo! Your journey"s end will be the Fire.
14:31 Tell My bondmen who believe to establish worship and spend of that which We have given them, secretly and publicly, before a day comes wherein there will be neither traffic nor befriending.
14:32-34 God is He Who created the heavens and the earth, and causes water to descend from the sky, thereby producing fruits as food for you, and makes the ships to be of service to you, that they may run upon the sea at His command, and has made of service to you the rivers; and makes the sun and the moon, constant in their courses, to be of service to you, and has made of service to you the night and the day. And He gives you of all you ask of Him, and if you would count the bounty of God you cannot reckon it. Lo! Man is verily a wrongdoer, an ingrate.
14:35-41 And when Abraham said: My Lord! Make safe this territory, and preserve me and my sons from worshipping idols. My Lord! Lo! They have led many of people astray. But whoever follows me, he verily is of me. And whoever disobeys me, still You are Forgiving, Merciful. Our Lord! Lo! I have settled some of my posterity in an uncultivable valley near to Your Holy House, our Lord! That they may establish proper worship; so incline some hearts of men that they may yearn toward them, and provide You them, with fruits in order that they may be thankful. Our Lord! Lo! You know that which we hide and that which we proclaim. Nothing in the earth or in the heaven is hidden from God. Praise be to God Who has given me, in my old age, Ishmael and Isaac! Lo! My Lord is indeed the Hearer of prayer. My Lord! Make me establish proper worship, and some of my posterity (also), our Lord! And accept my prayer. Our Lord! Forgive me and my parents and believers on the Day when the account is cast.
14:42-44 Deem not that God is unaware of what the unjust do. He but gives them a respite till a day when eyes will stare (in terror). As they come hurrying on in fear, their heads upraised, their gaze returning not to them, and their hearts as air. And warn people of a Day when the punishment will come upon them, and those who did wrong will say: Our Lord! Reprieve us for a little while. We will obey Your call and will follow the Messengers. (It will be answered:) Did you not swear before that there would be no end for you?
14:45-47 And (have you not) dwelt in the dwellings of those who wronged themselves (of old) and (has it not) become plain to you how We dealt with them, and made examples for you? Verily they have plotted their plot, and their plot is with God, though their plot was one whereby the mountains should be moved. So think not that God will fail to keep His promise to His Messengers. Lo! God is Mighty, Able to Requite (the wrong).
14:48-51 On the Day when the earth will be changed to other than the earth, and the heavens (also will be changed) and they will come forth to God, the One, the Almighty. You will see the guilty on that Day linked together in chains. Their raiment of pitch, and the Fire covering their faces. That God may repay each soul what it has earned. Lo! God is swift at reckoning.
14:52 This is a clear message for people in order that they may be warned thereby, and that they may know that He is only One God, and that men of understanding may take heed.