In the Name of God, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful
26:1-2 Ta. Sin. Mim. These are revelations of the Scripture that makes plain.
26:3-6 It may be that you torment yourself (O Muhammad) because they believe not. If We will, We can send down on them from the sky a sign so that their necks would remain bowed before it. Never comes there to them a fresh reminder from the Beneficent One, but they turn away from it. Now they have denied (the Truth); but there will come to them tidings of that whereat they used to scoff.
26:7-9 Have they not seen the earth, how much of every fruitful kind We make to grow therein? Lo! Herein is indeed a sign; yet most of them are not believers. And lo! Your Lord! He is indeed the Mighty, the Merciful.
26:10-14 And when your Lord called Moses, saying: Go to the wrongdoing folk, the folk of Pharaoh. Will they not adopt piety? He said: My Lord! Lo! I fear that they will deny me, and I shall be embarrassed, and my tongue will not speak plainly, therefore send for Aaron (to help me). And they have a crime against me, so I fear that they will kill me.
26:15-17 He said: Nay, verily. So go you twain with Our signs. Lo! We shall be with you, Hearing. And come together to Pharaoh and say: Lo! We bear a message from the Lord of the Worlds (saying): Let the Children of Israel go with us.
26:18-22 (Pharaoh) said (to Moses): Did we not rear you among us as a child? And you did dwell many years of your life among us, and you did that your deed that you did, and you were one of the ingrates. He said: I did it then, when I was of those who are astray. Then I fled from you when I feared you, and my Lord has given me a command and appointed me (of the number) of those sent (by Him). And this is the past favor with which you reproach me: that you have enslaved the Children of Israel.
26:23-27 Pharaoh said: And what is the Lord of the Worlds? (Moses) said: Lord of the heavens and the earth and all that is between them, if you had but sure belief. (Pharaoh) said to those around him: Hear you not? He said: Your Lord and the Lord of your fathers. (Pharaoh) said: Lo! Your Messenger who has been sent to you is indeed a madman!
26:28-31 He said: Lord of the east and the west and all that is between them, if you did but understand. (Pharaoh) said: If you choose a god other than me, I assuredly shall place you among the prisoners. He said: Even though I show you something plain? (Pharaoh) said: Produce it then, if you are of the truthful!
26:32-33 Then he flung down his staff and it became a serpent manifest, and he drew forth his hand and lo! It was white to the beholders.
26:34-37 (Pharaoh) said to the chiefs about him: Lo, this is verily a knowing wizard, who would drive you out of your land by his magic. Now what counsel you? They said: Put him off, (him) and his brother, and send into the cities summoners, who shall bring to you every knowing wizard.
26:38-42 So the wizards were gathered together at a set time on a day appointed. And it was said to the people: Are you (also) gathering? (They said): Aye, so that we may follow the wizards if they are the winners. And when the wizards came they said to Pharaoh: Will there surely be a reward for us if we are the winners? He said: Aye, and you will then surely be of those brought near (to me).
26:43-48 Moses said to them: Throw what you are going to throw! Then they threw down their cords and their staves and said: By Pharaoh"s might, lo! We verily are the winners. Then Moses threw his staff and lo! It swallowed that which they did falsely show. And the wizards were flung prostrate, crying: We believe in the Lord of the Worlds, the Lord of Moses and Aaron.
26:49 (Pharaoh) said: You put your faith in him before I give you leave. Lo! He doubtless is your chief who taught you magic! But verily you shall come to know. Verily I will cut off your hands and your feet alternately, and verily I will crucify every one of you.
26:50-51 They said: It is no hurt, for lo! To our Lord we shall return. Lo! We ardently hope that our Lord will
forgive us our sins because we are the first of the believers.
26:52-59 And We inspired Moses, saying: Take away My slaves by night, for you will be pursued. Then Pharaoh sent into the cities summoners, (who said): Lo! These indeed are but a little troop, and lo! They are offenders against us. And lo! We are a ready host. Thus did We take them away from gardens and water springs, and treasures and a fair estate. Thus (were those things taken from them) and We caused the Children of Israel to inherit them.
26:60-62 And they overtook them at sunrise. And when the two hosts saw each other, those with Moses said: Lo! We are indeed caught. He said: Nay, verily! For lo! My Lord is with me. He will guide me.
26:63-68 Then We inspired Moses, saying: Smite the sea with your staff. And it parted, and each part was as a mountain vast. Then brought We near the others to that place. And We saved Moses and those with him, every one; We drowned the others. Lo! Herein is indeed a sign, yet most of them are not believers. And lo, Your Lord! He is indeed the Mighty, the Merciful.
26:69-76 Recite to them the story of Abraham: When he said to his father and his folk: What worship you? They said: We worship idols, and are ever devoted to them. He said: Do they hear you when you cry? Or do they benefit or harm you? They said: Nay, but we found our wise fathers acting in this way. He said: See now that which you worship, you and your forefathers!
26:77-82 Lo! They are (all) an enemy to me, except the Lord of the Worlds. Who created me, and He does guide me, and Who feeds me and waters me. And when I get sick, then He heals me, and Who causes me to die, then gives me life (again), and Who, I ardently hope, will forgive me my sin on the Day of Judgment.
26:83-87 My Lord! Give me wisdom and unite me to the righteous. And give to me a good report in later generations. And place me among the inheritors of the Garden of Delight, and forgive my father. Lo! He is of those who err. And abase me not on the Day when they are raised.
26:88 The Day when wealth and sons avail not (any man),
26:89-95 Except him who brings to God a whole heart. And the Garden will be brought near for those who are pious. And Hell will appear plainly to the erring. And it will be said to them: Where is (all) that you used to worship instead of God? Can they help you or help themselves? Then they will be hurled therein, they and the seducers, and the hosts of Iblis, together.
26:96-102 And they will say, when they are quarrelling therein: By God, of a truth we were in error manifest when we made you equal with the Lord of the Worlds. It was but the guilty who misled us. Now we have neither intercessors nor any loving friend. Oh, that we had another turn (on earth), that we might be of the believers!
26:103-104 Lo! Herein is indeed a sign, yet most of them are not believers! And lo, Your Lord! He is indeed the Mighty, the Merciful.
26:105-110 Noah"s folk denied the Messengers (of God), when their brother Noah said to them: Will you not fear (God)? Lo! I am a faithful Messenger to you, so fear God, and obey me. And I ask of you no wage thereof, for; my wage is the concern only of the Lord of the Worlds. So fear God, and obey me.
26:111-115 They said: Shall we put faith in you, when the lowest (of the people) follow you? He said: And what knowledge have I of what they may have been doing (in the past)? Lo! Their reckoning is my Lord"s concern, if you but knew; and I am not (here) to repulse believers. I am only a plain warner.
26:116-118 They said: If you cease not, O Noah, you will surely be among those stoned (to death). He said: My Lord! Lo! My own folk deny me. Therefore judge You between us, a (conclusive) judgment, and save me and those believers who are with me.
26:119-122 And We saved him and those with him in the laden ship. Then afterward We drowned the others. Lo! Herein is indeed a sign, yet most of them are not believers. And lo, your Lord, He is indeed the Mighty, the Merciful.
26:123-135 (The tribe of) Aad denied the Messengers (of God), when their brother Hud said to them: Will you not fear (God)? Lo! I am a faithful Messenger to you, so fear God and obey me. And I ask of you no wage thereof, for; my wage is the concern only of the Lord of the Worlds. Build you on every high place a monument for vain delight? And seek you out strongholds that perhaps you may last forever? And if you seize by force, seize you as tyrants? Rather fear God, and obey me. Fear Him Who has aided you with (the good things) that you know, has aided you with cattle and sons. And gardens and water springs. Lo! I fear for you the retribution of an Awful Day.
26:136-138 They said: It is all one to us whether you preach or are not of those who preach; this is but a fable of the men of old, and we shall not be punished.
26:139-140 And they denied him; therefore We destroyed them. Lo! Herein is indeed a sign, yet most of them are not believers. And lo! Your Lord, He is indeed the Mighty, the Merciful.
26:141-152 (The tribe of) Thamud denied the Messengers (of God) when their brother Salih said to them: Will you not fear (God)? Lo! I am a faithful Messenger to you, so fear God and obey me. And I ask of you no wage thereof, for; my wage is the concern only of the Lord of the Worlds. Will you be left secure in that which is here before us, in gardens and water springs, and tilled fields and heavy sheathed palm trees, though you hew out dwellings in the mountain, being skilful? Therefore fear God and obey me, and obey not the command of the prodigal, who spread corruption in the earth, and reform not.
26:153-154 They said: You are but one of the bewitched; you are but a mortal like us. So bring some sign if you are of the truthful.
26:155-159 He said: (Behold) this she camel. She has the right to drink (at the well), and you have the right to drink, (each) on an appointed day. And touch her not with ill, lest there come on you the retribution of an Awful Day. But they hamstrung her, and then were penitent. So the retribution came on them. Lo! Herein is indeed a sign, yet most of them are not believers. And lo! Your Lord! He is indeed the Mighty, the Merciful.
26:160-166 The folk of Lot denied the Messengers (of God) when their brother Lot said to them: Will you not fear (God)? Lo! I am a faithful Messenger to you, so fear God and obey me. And I ask of you no wage thereof, for; my wage is the concern only of the Lord of the Worlds. What! Of all creatures do you come to the males, and leave the wives your Lord created for you? Nay, but you are transgressing folk.
26:167 They said: If you cease not, O Lot, you will soon be of the outcast.
26:168-175 He said: I am in truth of those who hate your conduct. My Lord! Save me and my household from what they do. So We saved him and his household, every one, except an old woman among those who stayed behind. Then afterward We destroyed the others. And We rained on them a rain. And dreadful is the rain of those who have been warned. Lo! Herein is indeed a sign, yet most of them are not believers. And lo! Your Lord, He is indeed the Mighty, the Merciful.
26:176-184 The dwellers in the wood (of Midian) denied the Messengers (of God) when Shueyb said to them: Will you not fear (God)? Lo! I am a faithful Messenger to you, so fear God and obey me. And I ask of you no wage for it; my wage is the concern only of the Lord of the Worlds. Give full measure, and be not of those who give less (than the due). And weigh with the true balance. Wrong not people in their goods, and do not commit evil, making mischief, in the earth. And keep your duty to Him Who created you and the generations of the men of old.
26:185-187 They said: You are but one of the bewitched; you are but a mortal like us, and lo! We deem you of the liars. Then make fragments of the heaven fall upon us, if you are of the truthful.
26:188-191 He said: My Lord is Best Aware of what you do. But they denied him, so there came on them the retribution of the Day of Gloom. Lo! It was the retribution of an Awful Day. Lo! Herein is indeed a sign; yet most of them are not believers. And lo! Your Lord! He is indeed the Mighty, the Merciful.
26:192-195 And lo! It is a revelation of the Lord of the Worlds, which the True Spirit has brought down upon your heart that you may be (one) of the warners, in plain Arabic speech.
26:196-200 And lo, it is in the Scriptures of the men of old. Is it not a sign for them that the scholars of the Children of Israel know it? And if We had revealed it to one of any other nation than the Arabs, and he had read it to them, they would not have believed in it. Thus do We make it traverse the hearts of the guilty.
26:201-207 They will not believe in it till they behold the painful punishment, so that it will come upon them suddenly, when they perceive not. Then they will say: Are we to be reprieved? Would they (now) hasten on Our punishment? Have you then seen, We content them for (long) years, and then comes that which they were promised, (how) that wherewith they were contented nothing avails them?
26:208-213 And We destroyed no township but it had its warners as a reminder, for We never were oppressors. The satans did not bring it down. It is not appropriate for them, nor is it in their power, lo! Verily they are banished from the hearing. Therefore invoke not with God another god, lest you be one of the punished.
26:214-217 And warn your tribe of near kindred, and lower your wing (in kindness) to those believers who follow you. And if they (your kinsfolk) disobey you, say: Lo! I am innocent of what they do. And put your trust in the Mighty, the Merciful.
26:218-220 Who sees you when you stand up (to pray) and (sees) your abasement among those who fall prostrate (in worship). Lo! He, only He, is the Hearer, the Knower.
26:221-227 Shall I inform you upon whom the satans descend? They descend on every sinful, false one. They listen eagerly, but most of them are liars. As for poets, the erring ones follow them. Have you not seen how they stray in every valley, and how they say that which they do not? Except those who believe and do good works, and remember God much, and vindicate themselves after they have been wronged. Those who do wrong will come to know by what a (great) reverse they will be overturned!