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40. The Believer (Al-Mu'min)

In the name of Allah, Beneficent, the Merciful.

1 <section begin="40:1"/>Beneficent God! <section end="40:1"/>

2 <section begin="40:2"/>The revelation of the Book is from Allah, the Mighty, the Knowing, <section end="40:2"/>

3 <section begin="40:3"/>Forgiver of sin and Acceptor of repentance, Severe to punish, Lord of bounty. There is no God but He; to Him is the eventual coming. <section end="40:3"/>

4 <section begin="40:4"/>None dispute concerning the messages of Allah but those who disbelieve, so let not their control in the land deceive thee. <section end="40:4"/>

5 <section begin="40:5"/>Before them the people of Noah and the parties after them rejected (prophets), and every nation purposed against its messenger to destroy him, and disputed by means of falsehood to render null thereby the truth, so I seized them; how (terrible) was then My retribution! <section end="40:5"/>

6 <section begin="40:6"/>And thus did the word of thy Lord prove true against those who disbelieve that they are the companions of the Fire. <section end="40:6"/>

7 <section begin="40:7"/>Those who bear the Throne of Power and those around it celebrate the praise of their Lord and believe in Him and ask protection for those who believe: Our Lord, Thou embracest all things in mercy and knowledge, so protect those who turn (to Thee) and follow Thy way, and save them from the chastisement of hell. <section end="40:7"/>

8 <section begin="40:8"/>Our Lord, make them enter the Gardens of perpetuity, which Thou hast promised them and such of their fathers and their wives and their off-spring as are good. Surely Thou art the Mighty, the Wise: <section end="40:8"/>

9 <section begin="40:9"/>And guard them from evil, and whom Thou guardest from evil this day, Thou hast indeed mercy on him. And that is the mighty achievement. <section end="40:9"/>

* * *
10 <section

begin="40:10"/>Those who disbelieve are told: Certainly Allah's hatred (of you), when you were called upon to the faith and you rejected, was much greater than your hatred (now) of yourselves. <section end="40:10"/>

11 <section begin="40:11"/>They say Our Lord, twice hast Thou made us die, and twice hast Thou given us life; so we confess our sins. Is there then a way of escape? <section end="40:11"/>

12 <section begin="40:12"/>That is because when Allah alone was called upon, you disbelieved, and when associates were given to Him, you believed. So judgment belongs to Allah, the High, the Great. <section end="40:12"/>

13 <section begin="40:13"/>He it is Who shows you His signs and sends down for you sustenance from heaven, and none minds but he who turns (to Him). <section end="40:13"/>

14 <section begin="40:14"/>So call upon Allah, being sincere to Him in obedience, though the disbelievers are averse -- <section end="40:14"/>

15 <section begin="40:15"/>Exalter of degrees, Lord of the Throne of Power, He makes the spirit to light by His command upon whom Re pleases of His servants, that he may warn (men) of the day of Meeting -- <section end="40:15"/>

16 <section begin="40:16"/>The day when they come forth. Nothing concerning them remains hidden from Allah. To whom belongs the kingdom this day? To Allah, the One, the Subduer (of all). <section end="40:16"/>

17 <section begin="40:17"/>This day every soul is rewarded what it has earned. No injustice this day! Surely Allah is Swift in Reckoning. <section end="40:17"/>

18 <section begin="40:18"/>And warn them of the day that draws near, when hearts, grieving inwardly, rise up to the throats. The iniquitous will have no friend, nor any intercessor who should be obeyed. <section end="40:18"/>

19 <section begin="40:19"/>He knows the dishonesty of eyes and that which the breasts conceal. <section end="40:19"/>

20 <section begin="40:20"/>And Allah judges with truth. And those whom they call upon besides Him judge naught! Surely Allah is the Hearing, the Seeing. <section end="40:20"/>

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21 <section

begin="40:21"/>Have they not travelled in the land and seen what was the end of those who were before them? Mightier than these were they in strength and in fortifications in the land, but Allah destroyed them for their sins. And they had none to protect them from Allah. <section end="40:21"/>

22 <section begin="40:22"/>That was because there came to them their messengers with clear arguments, but they disbelieved, so Allah destroyed them. Surely He is Strong, Severe in Retribution. <section end="40:22"/>

23 <section begin="40:23"/>And certainly We sent Moses with Our messages and clear authority, <section end="40:23"/>

24 <section begin="40:24"/>To Pharaoh and Haman and Korah, but they said: A lying enchanter! <section end="40:24"/>

25 <section begin="40:25"/>So when he brought to them the Truth from Us, they said: Slay the sons of those who believe with him and keep their women alive. And the plot of the disbelievers is bound to fail. <section end="40:25"/>

26 <section begin="40:26"/>And Pharaoh said: Leave me to slay Moses and let him call upon his Lord. Surely I fear that he will change your religion or that he will make mischief to appear in the land. <section end="40:26"/>

27 <section begin="40:27"/>And Moses said: Truly I seek refuge in my Lord and your Lord from every proud one who believes not in the day of Reckoning. <section end="40:27"/>

* * *
28 <section

begin="40:28"/>And a believing man of Pharaoh's people, who hid his faith, said: Will you slay a man because he says, My Lord is Allah, and indeed he has brought you clear arguments from your Lord? And if he be a liar, on him will be his lie, and if he be truthful, there will befall you some of that which he threatens you with. Surely Allah guides not one who is a prodigal, a liar. <section end="40:28"/>

29 <section begin="40:29"/>O my people, yours is the kingdom this day, being masters in the land, but who will help us against the punishment of Allah, if it comes to us? Pharaoh said: I only show you that which I see and I guide you only to the right way. <section end="40:29"/>

30 <section begin="40:30"/>And he who believed said: O my people, surely I fear for you the like of what befell the parties, <section end="40:30"/>

31 <section begin="40:31"/>The like of what befell the people of Noah and 'Ad and Thamud and those after them. And Allah wishes no injustice for (His) servants. <section end="40:31"/>

32 <section begin="40:32"/>And, O my people, I fear for you the day of Calling out -- <section end="40:32"/>

33 <section begin="40:33"/>The day on which you will turn back retreating, having none to save you from Allah; and whomsoever Allah leaves in error there is no guide for him. <section end="40:33"/>

34 <section begin="40:34"/>And Joseph indeed came to you before with clear arguments, but you ever remained in doubt as to what he brought you; until, when he died, you said: Allah will never raise a messenger after him. Thus does Allah leave him in error who is a prodigal, a doubter -- <section end="40:34"/>

35 <section begin="40:35"/>Those who dispute concerning the messages of Allah without any authority that has come to them. Greatly hated is it by Allah and by those who believe. Thus does Allah seal every heart, of a proud, haughty one. <section end="40:35"/>

36 <section begin="40:36"/>And Pharaoh said: O Haman, build for me a tower that I may attain the means of access -- <section end="40:36"/>

37 <section begin="40:37"/>The means of access to the heavens, then reach the God of Moses, and I surely think him to be a liar. And thus the evil of his deed was made fair-seeming to Pharaoh, and he was turned aside from the way. And the plot of Pharaoh ended in naught but ruin. <section end="40:37"/>

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38 <section

begin="40:38"/>And he who believed said: O my people, follow me I will guide you to the right way. <section end="40:38"/>

39 <section begin="40:39"/>O my people, this life of the world is but a (passing) enjoyment, and the Hereafter, that is the abode to settle. <section end="40:39"/>

40 <section begin="40:40"/>Whoever does evil, he is requited only with the like of it; and whoever does good, whether male or female, and he is a believer, these shall enter the Garden, to be given therein sustenance without measure. <section end="40:40"/>

41 <section begin="40:41"/>And, O my people, how is it that I call you to salvation and you call me to the Fire? <section end="40:41"/>

42 <section begin="40:42"/>You call me to disbelieve in Allah and to associate with Him that of which I have no knowledge, and I call you to the Mighty, the Forgiving. <section end="40:42"/>

43 <section begin="40:43"/>Without doubt that which you call me to has no title to be called to in this world, or in the Hereafter, and our return is to Allah, and the prodigals are companions of the Fire. <section end="40:43"/>

44 <section begin="40:44"/>So you will remember what I say to you, and I entrust my affair to Allah. Surely Allah is Seer of the servants. <section end="40:44"/>

45 <section begin="40:45"/>So Allah protected him from the evil that they planned; and evil chastisement overtook Pharaoh's people -- <section end="40:45"/>

46 <section begin="40:46"/>The Fire. They are brought before it (every) morning and evening, and on the day when the Hour comes to pass: Make Pharaoh's people enter the severest chastisement. <section end="40:46"/>

47 <section begin="40:47"/>And when they contend One with another in the Fire, the weak saying to those who were proud: Surely we were your followers; will you then avert from us a portion of the Fire? <section end="40:47"/>

48 <section begin="40:48"/>Those who were proud say: Now we are all in it: Allah has indeed judged between the servants. <section end="40:48"/>

49 <section begin="40:49"/>And those in the Fire will say to the guards of hell: Pray to your Lord to lighten our chastisement for a day. <section end="40:49"/>

50 <section begin="40:50"/>They will say: Did not your messengers come to you with clear arguments? They will say: Yea. They will say: Then pray. And the prayer of the disbelievers goes only astray. <section end="40:50"/>

* * *
51 <section

begin="40:51"/>We certainly help Our messengers, and those who believe, in this world's life and on the day when the witnesses arise -- <section end="40:51"/>

52 <section begin="40:52"/>The day on which their excuse will not benefit the unjust, and for them is a curse and for them is the evil abode. <section end="40:52"/>

53 <section begin="40:53"/>And We indeed gave Moses the guidance, and We made the Children of Israel inherit the Book -- <section end="40:53"/>

54 <section begin="40:54"/>A guidance and a reminder for men of understanding. <section end="40:54"/>

55 <section begin="40:55"/>So be patient; surely the promise of Allah is true; and ask protection for thy sin and celebrate the praise of thy Lord in the evening and the morning. <section end="40:55"/>

56 <section begin="40:56"/>Those who dispute about the messages of Allah without any authority having come to them, there is naught in their breasts but (a desire) to become great, which they will never attain. So seek refuge in Allah. Surely He is the Hearing, the Seeing. <section end="40:56"/>

57 <section begin="40:57"/>Assuredly the creation of the heavens and the earth is greater than the creation of men; but most people know not. <section end="40:57"/>

58 <section begin="40:58"/>And the blind and the seeing are not alike, not those who believe and do good and the evildoers. Little do you mind! <section end="40:58"/>

59 <section begin="40:59"/>The Hour is surely coming -- there is no doubt therein -- but most people believe not. <section end="40:59"/>

60 <section begin="40:60"/>And your Lord says: Pray to Me, I will answer you. Those who disdain My service will surely enter hell, abased. <section end="40:60"/>

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61 <section

begin="40:61"/>Allah is He Who made for you the night for resting in and the day for seeing. Surely Allah is Full of Grace to men, but most men give not thanks. <section end="40:61"/>

62 <section begin="40:62"/>That is Allah, your Lord, the Creator of all things. There is no God but He. Whence are you then turned away? <section end="40:62"/>

63 <section begin="40:63"/>Thus are turned away those who deny the messages of Allah. <section end="40:63"/>

64 <section begin="40:64"/>Allah is He Who made the earth a resting-place for you and the heaven a structure, and He formed you, then made goodly your forms, and He provided you with goodly things. That is Allah, your Lord -- so blessed is Allah, the Lord of the worlds. <section end="40:64"/>

65 <section begin="40:65"/>He is the Living, there is no God but He; so call on Him, being sincere to Him in obedience. Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the worlds! <section end="40:65"/>

66 <section begin="40:66"/>Say: I am forbidden to serve those whom you call upon besides Allah, when clear arguments have come to me from my Lord; and I am commanded to submit to the Lord of the worlds. <section end="40:66"/>

67 <section begin="40:67"/>He it is Who created you from dust, then from a small life-germ, then from a clot, then He brings you forth as a child, then that you may attain your maturity, then that you may be old; and of you are some who die before and that you may reach an appointed term, and that you may understand. <section end="40:67"/>

68 <section begin="40:68"/>He it is Who gives life and causes death, so when He decrees an affair, He only says to it, Be, and it is. <section end="40:68"/>

* * *
69 <section

begin="40:69"/>Seest thou not those who dispute concerning the messages of Allah? How are they turned away? -- <section end="40:69"/>

70 <section begin="40:70"/>Those who reject the Book and that with which We have sent Our messengers. But they shall soon know. <section end="40:70"/>

71 <section begin="40:71"/>When the fetters are on their necks and the chains. They are dragged <section end="40:71"/>

72 <section begin="40:72"/>Into hot water; then in the Fire they are burned. <section end="40:72"/>

73 <section begin="40:73"/>Then it is said to them: Where is that which you used to set up <section end="40:73"/>

74 <section begin="40:74"/>Besides Allah? They will say They have failed us; nay, we used not to call upon anything before. Thus does Allah confound the disbelievers. <section end="40:74"/>

75 <section begin="40:75"/>That is because you exulted in the land unjustly and because you behaved insolently. <section end="40:75"/>

76 <section begin="40:76"/>Enter the gates of hell to abide therein; so evil is the abode of the proud. <section end="40:76"/>

77 <section begin="40:77"/>Therefore be patient, surely the promise of Allah is true. But whether We make thee see part of what We threaten them with, or cause thee to die, to Us shall they be returned. <section end="40:77"/>

78 <section begin="40:78"/>And certainly We sent messengers before thee -- of them are those We have mentioned to thee and of them are those We have not mentioned to thee. Nor was it possible for a messenger to bring a sign except with Allah's permission so when Allah's command comes, judgment is given with truth, and those who treat (it) as a lie are lost. <section end="40:78"/>

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79 <section

begin="40:79"/>Allah is He Who made the cattle for you that you may ride on some of them, and some of them you eat. <section end="40:79"/>

80 <section begin="40:80"/>And there are advantages in them for you, and that you may attain through them a need which is in your breasts, and on them and on ships you are borne. <section end="40:80"/>

81 <section begin="40:81"/>And He shows you His signs which then of Allah's signs will you deny? <section end="40:81"/>

82 <section begin="40:82"/>Do they not travel in the land and see what was the end of those before them? They were more numerous than these and greater in strength and in fortifications in the land, but what they earned availed them not. <section end="40:82"/>

83 <section begin="40:83"/>Then when their messengers came to them with clear arguments, they exulted in what they had with them of knowledge and that at which they used to mock befell them. <section end="40:83"/>

84 <section begin="40:84"/>So when they saw Our punishment, they said: We believe in Allah alone, and we deny what we used to associate with Him. <section end="40:84"/>

85 <section begin="40:85"/>But their faith could not profit them when they saw Our punishment. Such is Allah's law, which ever takes its course in the matter of His servants; and there the disbelievers are lost. <section end="40:85"/>

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