In the Name of God, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful
35:1 Praise be to God, the Creator of the heavens and the earth, who appoints the angels messengers having wings two, three and four. He multiplies in creation what He wills. Lo! God is Able to do all things.
35:2 That which God opens to people of mercy none can withhold it; and that which He withholds none can release thereafter. He is the Mighty, the Wise.
35:3-4 O people! Remember God"s grace toward you! Is there any creator other than God who provides for you from the sky and the earth? None should be worshipped but God alone. Where then are you turned? And if they deny you, (O Muhammad), Messengers (of God) were denied before you. To God all things are brought back.
35:5-6 O people! Lo! The promise of God is true. So let not the life of the world deceive you, and let not the (avowed) deceiver (Satan) deceive you with regard to God. Lo! Satan is an enemy for you, so treat him as an enemy. He only summons his faction to be inhabitants of the flaming Fire.
35:7 Those who disbelieve, theirs will be an awful punishment; and those who believe and do good works, theirs will be forgiveness and a great reward.
35:8 Is he, the evil of whose deeds is made fair seeming to him so that he deems it good, (other than Satan"s dupe)? God verily sends whom He wills astray, and guides whom He wills, so let not your soul expire in sighing for them. Lo! God is Aware of what they do!
35:9 And it is God Who sends the winds and they raise a cloud; then We lead it to a dead land and revive therewith the earth after its death. Such is the Resurrection.
35:10 Whoever desires power (should know that) all power belongs to God. To Him good words ascend, and the pious deed does He exalt; but those who plot iniquities, theirs will be an awful punishment; and the plotting of such (folk) will come to nothing.
35:11 God created you from dust, and then from a little fluid, and then He made you pairs (the male and female). No female bears or brings forth except with His knowledge. And no one grows old who grows old, nor is anything lessened of his life, but it is recorded in a Book. Lo! That is easy for God.
35:12 And two seas are not alike: this, fresh, sweet, good to drink, this (other) bitter salt. And from them both you eat fresh meat and derive the ornaments that you wear. And you see the ship cleaving them with its prow that you may seek of His bounty, and that perhaps you may give thanks.
35:13-14 He makes the night to pass into the day and He makes the day to pass into the night. He has subdued the sun and moon to service. Each runs to an appointed term. Such is God, your Lord; His is the supreme power; and those to whom you pray instead of Him own not so much as the white spot on a date stone. If you pray to them they hear not your prayer, and if they heard they could not grant it to you. On the Day of Resurrection they will disown association with you. None can inform you like Him Who is Aware.
35:15 O people! You are poor in your relation to God. And God! He is the Absolute, the Owner of praise.
35:16-17 If He will, He can be rid of you and bring (instead of you) some new creation. That is not a hard thing for God.
35:18 And no burdened soul can bear another"s burden, and if one heavy laden cries for (help with) his load, nothing of it will be lifted even though he (to whom he cries) be of kin. You warn only those who fear their Lord in secret, and have established worship. He who grows (in goodness), grows only for himself, (he cannot by his merit redeem others). To God is the journeying.
35:19-22 The blind man is not equal with the seer; nor is darkness (tantamount to) light; nor is the shadow equal with the sun"s full heat; nor are the living equal with the dead. Lo! God makes whom He wills to hear. You cannot reach those who are in the graves.
35:23-26 You are but a warner. Lo! We have sent you with the Truth, a bearer of glad tidings and a warner; and there is not a nation but a warner has passed among them. And if they deny you: those before them also denied. Their Messengers came to them with clear proofs (of God"s supreme power), and with the Psalms and the Scripture giving light. Then seized I those who disbelieved, and how intense was My abhorrence!
35:27-28 Have you not seen that God causes water to fall from the sky, and We produce therewith fruit of diverse hues; and among the hills are streaks white and red, of diverse hues, and (others) raven black; and of men and beasts and cattle, in like manner, diverse hues? The erudite among His bondsmen fear God alone. Lo! God is Mighty, Forgiving.
35:29-30 Lo! Those who read the Scripture of God, and establish worship, and spend of that which We have bestowed on them secretly and openly, they look forward to imperishable gain, that He will pay them their wages and increase them of His grace. Lo! He is Forgiving, Responsive.
35:31 As for that which We inspire in you of the Scripture, it is the Truth confirming that which was (revealed) before it. Lo! God is indeed Observer, Seer of his slaves.
35:32-35 Then We gave the Scripture as inheritance to those whom We elected of our bondmen. But of them are some who wrong themselves and of them are some who are lukewarm and of them are some who outstrip (others) through good deeds, by God"s leave. That is the great favor! Gardens of Eden! They enter them wearing armlets of gold and pearl and their raiment therein is silk. And they say: Praise be to God who has put grief away from us. Lo! Our Lord is Forgiving, Bountiful, Who, of His grace, has installed us in the mansion of eternity, where toil touches us not nor can weariness affect us.
35:36-38 But as for those who disbelieve, for them is the fire of Hell; it takes not complete effect upon them so that they can die, nor is its torment lightened for them. Thus We punish every ingrate. And they cry for help there (saying): Our Lord! Release us; we will do right, not (the wrong) that we used to do. Did not We grant you a life long enough for who reflected to reflect therein? And the warner came to you. Now taste (the flavor of your deeds), for evildoers have no helper. Lo! God is the Knower of the Unseen of the heavens and the earth. Lo! He is Aware of the secret of (men"s) breasts.
35:39 It is He Who has made you regents in the earth; so he who disbelieves, his disbelief be on his own head. Their disbelief increases for the disbelievers, in their Lord"s sight, nothing except abhorrence. Their disbelief increases for the disbelievers nothing except loss.
35:40-41 Say: Have you seen your partner gods to whom you pray beside God? Show me what they created of the earth! Or have they any portion in the heavens? Or have We given them a Scripture so that they act on clear proof therefrom? Nay, the evildoers promise one another only to deceive. Lo! God grasps the heavens and the earth that they deviate not, and if they were to deviate there is not one that could grasp them after Him. Lo! He is ever Forbearing, Forgiving.
35:42-43 And they swore by God, their most binding oath, that if a warner came to them they would be more tractable than any of the nations; yet, when a warner came to them it aroused in them nothing except repugnance, (shown in their) behaving arrogantly in the land and plotting evil; and the evil plot encloses but the men who make it. Then, can they expect anything except the treatment of the folk of old? You will not find for God"s way of treatment any substitute, nor will you find for God"s way of treatment anything of power to change.
35:44 Have they not traveled in the land and seen the nature of the consequence for those who were before them, and they were mightier than these in power? God is not such that anything in the heavens or in the earth escapes Him. Lo! He is the Wise, the Mighty.
35:45 If God took people to task by that which they deserve, He would not leave a living creature on the surface of the earth; but He reprieves them to an appointed term, and when their term comes – then verily (they will know that) God is ever Seer of His slaves.