In the Name of God, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful
57:1 All that is in the heavens and the earth glorifies God and He is the Mighty, the Wise.
57:2 His is the supreme power of the heavens and the earth; He quickens and He gives death; and He is Able to do things.
57:3 He is the First and the Last, and the Outward and the Inward; and He is Knower of all things.
57:4 It is He Who created the heavens and the earth in six Days; then He mounted the Throne. He knows all that enters the earth and all that emerges from it and all that comes down from the sky and all that ascends therein; and He is with you wherever you may be. And God is Seer of what you do.
57:5-6 His is the supreme power of the heavens and the earth and, to God (all) things are brought back. He causes the night to pass into the day, and He causes the day to pass into the night, and He is Knower of all that is in the breasts.
57:7 Believe in God and His Messenger, and spend of that whereof He has made you trustees; and such of you as believe and spend (aright), theirs will be a great reward.
57:8-9 What ails you that you believe not in God, when the Messenger calls you to believe in your Lord, and He has already made a covenant with you, if you are believers? It is He Who sends down clear revelations to His slave, that He may bring you forth from darkness to light; and lo! For you, God is full of pity, Merciful.
57:10 And what ails you that you spend not in the way of God, when to God belongs the inheritance of the heavens and the earth? Those who spent and fought before the victory are not upon a level (with the rest of you). Such are greater in rank than those who spent and fought afterwards. To each has God promised good. And God is informed of what you do.
57:11 Who is he that will lend to God a goodly loan, that He may double it for him and his may be a rich reward?
57:12 On the Day when you (Muhammad) will see the believers, men and women, their light shining forth before them and on their right hands, (and will hear it said to them): Glad news for you this Day: Gardens underneath which rivers flow, wherein you are immortal. That is the supreme triumph.
57:13 On the Day when the hypocrite men and the hypocrite women will say to those who believe: Look on us that we may borrow from your light! It will be said: Go back and seek for light! Then there will separate them a wall wherein is a gate, the inner side whereof contains mercy, while the outer side thereof is toward the punishment.
57:14-15 They will cry to them (saying): Were we not with you? They will say: Yes, verily; but you tempted one another, and hesitated, and doubted, and vain desires deceived you till the ordinance of God came to pass; and the deceiver deceived you concerning God; so this Day no ransom can be taken from you nor from those who disbelieved. Your home is the Fire; that is your patron, and an evil journey"s end.
57:16 Is not the time ripe for the hearts of those who believe to be humble before God"s reminder and to the Truth, which is revealed, that they become not as those who received the Scripture of old but the term was prolonged for them and so their hearts were hardened, and many of them are evildoers.
57:17-19 Know that God quickens the earth after its death. We have made clear Our revelations for you, that perhaps you may understand. Lo! Those who give alms, both men and women, and lend to God a goodly loan, it will be doubled for them, and theirs will be a rich reward. And those who believe in God and His Messengers, they are the truthful; and the martyrs are with their Lord; they have their reward and their light; while as for those who disbelieve and deny Our revelations, they are inhabitants of Hell-fire.
57:20 Know that the life of this world is only play, and idle talk, and pageantry, and boasting among you, and rivalry in respect of wealth and children; as the similitude of vegetation after rain, whereof the growth is pleasing to the husbandman, but afterward it dries up and you see it turning yellow then it becomes straw. And in the Hereafter there is grievous punishment, and (also) forgiveness from God and His good pleasure, whereas the life of the world is but a matter of illusion.
57:21 Race one with another for forgiveness from your Lord and a Garden whereof the breadth is as the breadth of the heavens and the earth, which is in store for those who believe in God and His Messengers. Such is the bounty of God, which He bestows upon whom He wills, and God is of infinite bounty.
57:22-24 No disaster befalls in the earth or in yourselves but it is in a Book before We bring it into being – Lo! That is easy for God – That you grieve not for the sake of that which has scaped you, nor yet exult because of that which has been given. God loves not all prideful boasters, who hoard and who enjoin upon the people avarice. And whosoever turns away, still God is the Absolute, the Owner of praise.
57:25 We verily sent Our Messengers with clear proofs, and revealed with them the Scripture and the Balance, that people may keep up justice; and He revealed iron, wherein is mighty power and (many) uses for people, and that God may know him who helps Him and His Messengers, though unseen. Lo! God is Strong, Almighty.
57:26 And We verily sent Noah and Abraham and placed the Prophethood and the Scripture among their seed, and among them there is he who is guided, but many of them are evildoers.
57:27 Then We caused Our Messengers to follow in their footsteps; and We caused Jesus, son of Mary, to follow, and gave him the Gospel, and placed compassion and mercy in the hearts of those who followed him. But monasticism they invented – We ordained it not for them – only seeking God"s pleasure, and they observed it not with right observance. So We give those of them who believe their reward, but many of them are evildoers.
57:28 O you who believe! Be mindful of your duty to God and put faith in His Messenger. He will give you twofold of His mercy and will appoint for you a light wherein you shall walk, and will forgive you. God is Forgiving, Merciful;
57:29 That the People of the Scripture may know that they control nothing of the bounty of God, but that the bounty is in God"s Hand to give to whom He wills. And God is of infinite bounty.