In the Name of God, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful
42:1-4 Ha. Mim. Ain. Sin. Qaf. Thus God the Mighty, the Knower inspires you (O Muhammad) as (He inspired) those before you. To Him belong all that is in the heavens and all that is in the earth , and He is the Sublime , the Tremendous .
42:5 The heavens above might almost be rent asunder while the angels hymn the praise of their Lord and ask forgiveness for those on the earth. Lo! God is the Forgiver, the Merciful.
42:6-7 And as for those who choose helpers (and protectors) beside Him, God is Warden over them, and you are in no ways a guardian over them. And thus We have inspired in you a Lecture in Arabic, that you may warn the mother town and those around it, and may warn of a Day of Assembling whereof there is no doubt. A host will be in the Garden, and a host of them in the Flame.
42:8-9 Had God willed, He could have made them one community, but God brings whom He wills into His mercy. And the wrongdoers have neither protector nor helper. Or have they chosen helpers (and protectors) besides Him? But God, He (alone) is the Guardian (and Protector). He quickens the dead, and He is Able to do all things.
42:10-11 And in whatsoever you differ, the verdict therein belongs to God. Such is my Lord, in Whom I put my trust, and to Whom I turn. The Creator of the heavens and the earth. He has made for you pairs of yourselves, and of the cattle also pairs, whereby He multiplies you. Nothing is as His likeness; and He is the Hearer, the Seer.
42:12 His are the keys of the heavens and the earth. He enlarges providence for whom He wills and straitens (it for whom He wills). Lo! He is Knower of all things.
42:13 He has ordained for you that religion which He had ordained to Noah, and that which We inspire in you (O Muhammad), and that which We commended to Abraham and Moses and Jesus,
saying: Establish the religion, and be not divided therein. Dreadful for the polytheists is that to which you call them. God chooses for Himself whom He wills, and guides to Himself him who turns (toward Him).
42:14 And they were not divided until after the knowledge came to them, through rivalry among themselves; and had it not been for a Word that had already gone forth from your Lord for an appointed term, it surely had been judged between them. And those who were made to inherit the Scripture after them are verily in hopeless doubt concerning it.
42:15 To this, then, summon (O Muhammad). And be you upright as you are commanded, and follow not their lusts, but say: I believe in whatever Scripture God has sent down, and I am commanded to be just among you. God is our Lord and your Lord. To us our works and to you your works; no argument between us and you. God will bring us together, and to Him is the journeying.
42:16-18 And those who argue concerning God after He has been acknowledged, their argument has no weight with their Lord, and wrath is upon them and theirs will be an awful punishment. It is God Who has revealed the Scripture with truth, and the Balance. How can you know? It may be that the Hour is near. Those who believe not therein seek to hasten it, while those who believe are fearful of it and know that it is the Truth. Are not they who dispute, in doubt concerning the Hour, far astray?
42:19 God is Gracious to His slaves. He provides for whom He wills. And He is the Strong, the Mighty.
42:20-21 Whoever desires the harvest of the Hereafter, We give him increase in its harvest. And whoever desires the harvest of the world, We give him thereof, and he has no portion in the Hereafter. Or have they partners (of God) who have made lawful for them in religion that which God allowed not? And but for a decisive word (gone forth already), it would have been judged between them. Lo! For wrongdoers is a painful punishment.
42:22-23 You see the wrongdoers fearful of that which they have earned, and it will surely befall them; while those who believe and do good works (will be) in flowering meadows of the Gardens,
having what they wish from their Lord. This is the great preferment. It is this that God announces to His bondmen who believe and do good works. Say (O Muhammad to people): I ask of you no fee thereof, except loving kindness among kinsfolk. And whoever scores a good deed We add to its good for him. Lo! God is Forgiving, Responsive.
42:24 Or say they: He has invented a lie concerning God? If God willed, He could have sealed your heart (against them). And God will wipe out the lie and will vindicate the truth by His Words. Lo! He is Aware of what is hidden in the breasts (of men).
42:25-27 And He it is Who accepts repentance from His bondmen, and pardons the evil deeds, and knows what you do. And accepts those who do good works, and gives increase to them of His bounty. And as for disbelievers, theirs will be an awful punishment. And if God were to enlarge the provision for His slaves they would surely rebel in the earth, but He sends down by measure as He wills. Lo! He is informed, a Seer of His bondmen.
42:28 And it is He Who sends down the saving rain after they have despaired, and spreads out His mercy. He is the Guardian (and Protector), the Praiseworthy.
42:29 And of His signs is the creation of the heaven and the earth, and of whatever beasts He has dispersed therein. And He is Able to gather them when He wills.
42:30 Whatever of misfortune strikes you, it is what your right hands have earned. And He forgives much.
42:31 You cannot escape in the earth, for beside God you have neither protector nor any helper.
42:32-33 And of His signs are the ships, like banners on the sea; if He wills He calms the wind so that they keep still upon its surface – Lo! Herein verily are signs for every patient grateful (heart).
42:34-35 Or he causes them to perish on account of that which they have earned – And He forgives much – and that those who argue concerning Our revelations may know they have no refuge.
42:36-40 Now whatever you have been given is but a passing comfort for the life of the world, and that which God has is better and more lasting for those who believe and put their trust in their Lord. And those who shun the worst of sins and indecencies and, when they are wroth, forgive, and those who answer the call of their Lord and establish worship, and whose affairs are a matter of counsel, and who spend of what We have bestowed on them, and those who, when great wrong is done to them, defend themselves, the guerdon of an ill deed is an ill the like thereof. But whosoever pardons and amends, his wage is the affair of God. Lo! He loves not
42:41-42 And whoever defends himself after he has suffered wrong – for such, there is no way (of blame) against them. The way (of blame) is only against those who oppress people, and wrongfully rebel in the earth. For such there is a painful punishment.
42:43 And verily whoever is patient and forgives. lo! That, verily, is (of) the patient heart of things.
42:44-46 He whom God sends astray, for him there is no helper (and protector) after Him. And you (O Muhammad) will see the evildoers when they see the punishment, (how) they say: Is there any way of return? And you will see them exposed to (the Fire), made humble by disgrace, and looking with veiled eyes. And those who believe will say: Lo! The (eternal) losers are they who lose themselves and their house folk on the Day of Resurrection. Lo! Are not the wrongdoers in perpetual torment? And they will have no helpers (and protectors) to help them instead of God. He whom God sends astray, for him there is no road.
42:47 Answer the call of your Lord before there comes to you from God a Day for which there is no averting. You have no refuge on that Day, nor have you any (power of) refusal.
42:48 But if they are averse, We have not sent you as a warder over them. Yours is only to convey (the message). And lo! When We cause man to taste of mercy from Us he exults therefore. And if some evil strikes them because of that which their own hands have sent before, then lo! Man is an ingrate.
42:49-50 To God belongs the supreme power of the heavens and the earth. He creates what He wills. He bestows female (offspring) upon whom He wills, and bestows male (offspring) upon whom He wills; or He mingles them, males and females, and He makes barren whom He wills. Lo! He is Knower, Powerful.
42:51 And it was not (given) to any mortal that God should speak to him unless (it be) by revelation or from behind a veil, or (that) He sends a Messenger to reveal what He will by His leave. Lo! He is Exalted, Wise.
42:52-53 And thus have We inspired in you (O Muhammad) a Spirit of Our command. You knew not what the Scripture was, nor the Faith. But We have made it a light whereby We guide whom We will of Our bondmen. And lo! You verily do guide to a right path. The path of God, to Whom belongs whatsoever is in the heavens and whatsoever is in the earth. Do not all things reach God at last?