Al-Hijr

Qur'an

 Revealed 54th  

15:1
Alif, Lam, Ra.  These are the verses of the Book and a clear Qur'an.

15:2
Perhaps those who disbelieve will wish that they had been in submission [to God].

15:3
Let them eat and enjoy themselves and be diverted by [false] hope, for they are going to know.

15:4
And We did not destroy any city but that for it was a known decree.

15:5
No nation will precede its term, nor will they remain thereafter.

15:6
And they say, "O you upon whom the message has been sent down, indeed you are mad.

15:7
Why do you not bring us the angels, if you should be among the truthful?"

15:8
We do not send down the angels except with truth; and the disbelievers would not then be reprieved.

15:9
Indeed, it is We who sent down [the Qur'an] and indeed, We will be its guardian.

15:10
And We had certainly sent [messengers] before you, among the sects of the former peoples.

15:11
And no messenger would come to them except that they ridiculed him.  [*2 Chronicles 36:16]

15:12
Thus do We insert denial into the hearts of the criminals.

15:13
They will not believe in it, while there has already occurred the precedent of the former peoples.

15:14
And [even] if We opened to them a gate from the heaven and they continued therein to ascend,

15:15
They would say, "Our eyes have only been dazzled.  Rather, we are a people affected by magic."

15:16
And We have placed within the heaven great stars and have beautified it for the observers.

15:17
And We have protected it from every devil expelled [from the mercy of God]

15:18
Except one who steals a hearing and is pursued by a clear burning flame.

15:19
And the earth - We have spread it and cast therein firmly set mountains and caused to grow therein [something] of every well-balanced thing.

15:20
And We have made for you therein means of living and [for] those for whom you are not providers.

15:21
And there is not a thing but that with Us are its depositories, and We do not send it down except according to a known measure.

15:22
And We have sent the fertilizing winds and sent down water from the heaven and given you drink from it.  And you are not its retainers.

15:23
And indeed, it is We who give life and cause death [*Deuteronomy 32:39*1 Samuel 2:6*4 Maccabees 18:19], and We are the Inheritor.

15:24
And We have already known the preceding [generations] among you, and We have already known the later [ones to come].

15:25
And indeed, your Lord will gather them; indeed, He is Wise and Knowing.

15:26
And We did certainly create man out of clay from an altered black mud.

15:27
And the jinn We created before from scorching fire.

15:28
And when your Lord said to the angels, "I will create a human being out of clay from an altered black mud.

15:29
And when I have proportioned him and breathed into him of My Spirit, then fall down to him in prostration."

15:30
So the angels prostrated - all of them entirely,

15:31
Except Iblees, he refused to be with those who prostrated.

15:32
[God] said, O Iblees, what is [the matter] with you that you are not with those who prostrate?"

15:33
He said, "Never would I prostrate to a human whom You created out of clay from an altered black mud."

15:34
[God] said, "Then get out of it, for indeed, you are expelled.

15:35
And indeed, upon you is the curse until the Day of Recompense."

15:36
[Iblees] said, "My Lord, then reprieve me until the Day they are resurrected."

15:37
[God] said, "So indeed, you are of those reprieved

15:38
Until the Day of the time well-known."  [*John 16:7 - 11]

15:39
[Iblees] said, "My Lord, because You have put me in error, I will surely make [disobedience] attractive to them on earth, and I will mislead them all

15:40
Except, among them, Your chosen servants."

15:41
[God] said, "This is a path [of return] to Me [that is] straight.

15:42
Indeed, My servants - no authority will you have over them, except those who follow you of the deviators.

15:43
And indeed, Hell is the promised place for them all.

15:44
It has seven gates; for every gate is of them a portion designated."

15:45
Indeed, the righteous will be within gardens and springs.

15:46
[Having been told], "Enter it in peace, safe [and secure]."

15:47
And We will remove whatever is in their breasts of resentment, [so they will be] brothers, on thrones facing each other.

15:48
No fatigue will touch them therein, nor from it will they [ever] be removed.

15:49
Inform My servants that it is I who am the Forgiving, the Merciful.

15:50
And that it is My punishment which is the painful punishment.

15:51
And inform them about the guests of Abraham,

15:52
When they entered upon him and said, "Peace." [Abraham] said, "Indeed, we are fearful of you."

15:53
[The angels] said, "Fear not.  Indeed, we give you good tidings of a learned boy."  [*Genesis 18:10]

15:54
He said, "Have you given me good tidings although old age has come upon me?  Then of what [wonder] do you inform?"

15:55
They said, "We have given you good tidings in truth, so do not be of the despairing."

15:56
He said, "And who despairs of the mercy of his Lord except for those astray?"

15:57
[Abraham] said, "Then what is your business [here], O messengers?"

15:58
They said, "Indeed, we have been sent to a people of criminals,

15:59
Except the family of Lot; indeed, we will save them all

15:60
Except his wife."  God decreed that she is of those who remain behind.

15:61
And when the messengers came to the family of Lot,

15:62
He said, "Indeed, you are people unknown."

15:63
They said, "But we have come to you with that about which they were disputing,

15:64
And we have come to you with truth, and indeed, we are truthful.

15:65
So set out with your family during a portion of the night and follow behind them and let not anyone among you look back and continue on to where you are commanded."

15:66
And We conveyed to him [the decree] of that matter that those [sinners] would be eliminated by dawn.

15:67
And the people of the city came rejoicing.

15:68
[Lot] said, "Indeed, these are my guests, so do not shame me.

15:69
And fear God and do not disgrace me."

15:70
They said, "Did we not forbid you from the world?"

15:71
[Lot] said, "These are my daughters - if you would be doers [of lawful marriage]."  [*Genesis 19:8]

15:72
By your life, indeed they were, in their intoxication, wandering blindly.
15:73
So the shriek seized them at sunrise. [*~Amos 1:2, *~Amos 2:2*~Joel 2:11, *~Joel 3:16]

15:74
And We made the highest part [of the city] its lowest and rained upon them stones of hard clay.  [*Genesis 19:24, *Luke 17:29, *2 Peter 2:6]

15:75
Indeed in that are signs for those who discern.

15:76
And indeed, those cities are [situated] on an established road.

15:77
Indeed in that is a sign for the believers.

15:78
And the companions of the thicket were [also] wrongdoers.

15:79
So We took retribution from them, and indeed, both [cities] are on a clear highway.

15:80
And certainly did the companions of Thamud deny the messengers.

15:81
And We gave them Our signs, but from them they were turning away.

15:82
And they used to carve from the mountains, houses, feeling secure.

15:83
But the shriek seized them at dawn.  [*~Amos 1:2, *~Amos 2:2*~Joel 2:11, *~Joel 3:16]

15:84
So nothing availed them [from] what they used to earn.

15:85
And We have not created the heavens and earth and that between them except in truth.  And indeed, the Hour is coming; so forgive with gracious forgiveness.

15:86
Indeed, your Lord - He is the Knowing Creator.

15:87
And We have certainly given you, seven of the often repeated and the great Qur'an.

15:88
Do not extend your eyes toward that by which We have given enjoyment to [certain] categories of the disbelievers, and do not grieve over them.  And lower your wing to the believers

15:89
And say, "Indeed, I am the clear warner" -

15:90
Just as We had revealed [scriptures] to the separators

15:91
Who have made the Qur'an into portions.

15:92
So by your Lord, We will surely question them all

15:93
About what they used to do.

15:94
Then declare what you are commanded and turn away from the polytheists.

15:95
Indeed, We are sufficient for you against the mockers

15:96
Who make [equal] with God another deity.  But they are going to know.

15:97
And We already know that your breast is constrained by what they say.

15:98
So exalt [God] with praise of your Lord and be of those who prostrate [to Him].

15:99
And worship your Lord until there comes to you the certainty [death].

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