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 #13. Ra'd *SURAH*

In the name of Allah Most Gracious Most Merciful



1. Alif Lam Mim Ra. These are the Signs (or Verses) of the Book:
that which hath been revealed unto thee from thy Lord is the
Truth; but most men believe not

2. Allah is He Who raised the heavens without any pillars that ye
can see is firmly established on the throne (of authority); He
has subjected the sun and the moon (to His law)! each one runs
(its course) for a term appointed. He doth regulate affairs
explaining the Signs in detail that ye may believe with certainty
in the meeting with your Lord

3. And it is He Who spread out the earth and set thereon
mountains standing firm and (flowing) rivers: and fruit of every
kind He made in pairs two and two: He draweth the Night as a veil
o'er the Day. Behold verily in these things there are Signs for
those who consider!

4. And in the earth are tracts (diverse though) neighboring and
gardens of vines and fields sown with corn and palm trees growing
out of single roots or otherwise: watered with the same water yet
some of them We make more excellent than others to eat. Behold
verily in these things there are Signs for those who understand!

5. If thou dost marvel (at their want of faith) strange is their
saying: "When we are (actually) dust shall we indeed then be in a
creation renewed?" They are those who deny their Lord! They are
those round whose necks will be yokes (of servitude): they will
be Companions of the Fire who dwell therein (for aye)!

6. They ask thee to hasten on the evil in preference to the good:
yet have come to pass before them (many) exemplary punishments!
But verily thy Lord is full of forgiveness for mankind for their
wrongdoing: and verily thy Lord is (also) strict in punishment

7. And the Unbelievers say! "Why is not a Sign sent down to him
from his Lord?" But thou art truly a warner and to every people a
guide

8. Allah doth know what every female (womb) doth bear by how much
the wombs fall short (of their time or number) or do exceed.
Every single thing is before His sight in (due) proportion

9. He knoweth the Unseen and that which is open: He is the Great
the Most High

10. It is the same (to Him) whether any of you conceal his speech
or declare it openly; whether he lie hid by night or walk freely
by day

11. For each (such person) there are (angels) in succession
before and behind him: they guard him by command of Allah. Verily
never will Allah change the condition of a people until they
change it themselves (with their own souls). But when (once)
Allah willeth a people's punishment there can be no turning it
back nor will they find besides Him any to protect

12. It is He Who doth show you the lightning by way both of fear
and of hope: it is He Who doth raise up the clouds heavy with
(fertilizing) rain!

13. Nay thunder repeateth His praises and so do the angels with
awe: He flingeth the loud-voiced thunderbolts and therewith He
striketh whomsoever He will. Yet these (are the men) who (dare
to) dispute about Allah with the strength of His power (supreme)!

14. For Him (alone) is prayer in Truth: any others that they call
upon besides Him hear them no more than if they were to stretch
forth their hands for water to reach their mouth but it reaches
them not: for the prayer of those without Faith is nothing but
(futile) wandering (in the mind)

15. Whatever beings there are in the heavens and the earth do
prostrate themselves to Allah (acknowledging subjection) with
good will or in spite of themselves: so do their shadows in the
mornings and evenings

16. Say: "Who is the Lord and Sustainer of the heavens and the
earth?" Say: "It is Allah." Say: "Do ye then take (for worship)
protectors other than Him such as have no power either for good
or for harm to themselves?" Say: "Are the blind equal with those
who see? Or the depths of darkness equal with Light?" Or do they
assign to Allah partners who have created (anything) as He has
created so that the creation seemed to them similar? Say: "Allah
is the Creator of all things: He is the One the Supreme and
Irresistible."

17. He sends down water from the skies and the channels flow each
according to its measure: but the torrent bears away the foam
that mounts up to the surface. Even so from that (ore) which they
heat in the fire to make ornaments or utensils therewith there is
a scum likewise. Thus doth Allah (by parables) show forth Truth
and Vanity: for the scum disappears like froth cast out; while
that which is for the good of mankind remains on the earth. Thus
doth Allah set forth parables

18. For those who respond to their Lord are (all) good things.
But those who respond not to Him even if they had all that is in
the heavens and on earth and as much more (in vain) would they
offer it for ransom. For them will the reckoning be terrible:
their abode will be Hell what a bed of misery!

19. Is then one who doth know that that which hath been revealed
unto these from thy Lord is the Truth like one who is blind? It
is those who are endued with understanding that receive
admonition

20. Those who fulfil the Covenant of Allah and fail not in their
plighted word

21. Those who join together those things which Allah hath
commanded to be joined hold their Lord in awe and fear the
terrible reckoning;

22. Those who patiently persevere seeking the countenance their
Lord; establish regular prayers; spend out of (the gifts) We have
bestowed for their sustenance secretly and openly; and turn off
Evil with good: for such there is the final attainment of the
(Eternal) Home

23. Gardens of perpetual bliss: they shall enter there as well as
the righteous among their fathers their spouses and their
offspring: and angels shall enter unto them from every gate (with
the salutation):

24. "Peace unto you for that ye persevered in patience! Now how
excellent is the final Home!"

25. But those who break the Covenant of Allah after having
plighted their word thereto and cut asunder those things which
Allah has commanded to be joined and work mischief in the land on
them is the Curse; for them is the terrible Home!

26. Allah doth enlarge or grant by (strict) measure the
Sustenance (which He giveth) to whom so He pleaseth. (The
worldly) rejoice in the life of this world: but the life of this
world is but little comfort in the Hereafter

27. The Unbelievers say: "Why is not a Sign sent down to him from
his Lord?" Say: "Truly Allah leaveth to stray whom He will; but
He guideth to Himself those who turn to Him in penitence

28. "Those who believe and whose hearts find satisfaction in the
remembrance of Allah: for without doubt in the remembrance of
Allah do hearts find satisfaction

29. "For those who believe and work righteousness is (every)
blessedness and a beautiful place of (final) return."

30. Thus have We sent thee amongst a People before whom (long
since) have (other) Peoples (gone and) passed away; in order that
thou mightest rehearse unto them what We send down unto thee by
inspiration; yet do they reject (Him) the Most Gracious! Say: "He
is my Lord! There is no god but He! On Him is my trust and to Him
do I turn!"

31. If there were a Qur'an with which mountains were moved or the
earth were cloven asunder or the dead were made to speak (this
would be the one!) But truly the Command is with Allah in things!
Do not the Believers know that had Allah (so) willed He could
have guided all mankind (to the Right)? But the Unbelievers never
will disaster cease to seize them for their (ill) deeds or to
settle close to their homes until the Promise of Allah come to
pass for verily Allah will not fail in His promise

32. Mocked were (many) Apostles before thee: but I granted
respite to the Unbelievers and finally I punished them; then how
(terrible) was My requital!

33. Is then He Who standeth over every soul (and knoweth) all
that it doth (like any others)? And yet they ascribe partners to
Allah. Say: "But name them! Is it that ye will inform Him of
something He knoweth not on earth or is it (just) a show of
words?" Nay! to those who believe not their pretence seems
pleasing but they are kept back (thereby) from the Path: and
those whom Allah leaves to stray no one can guide

34. For them is a Penalty in the life of this world but harder
truly is the Penalty of the Hereafter; and defender have they
none against Allah

35. The parable of the Garden which the righteous are promised!
beneath if flow rivers: perpetual is the enjoyment thereof and
the shade therein: such is the End of the Righteous; and the End
of Unbelievers is the Fire

36. Those to whom We have given the Book rejoice at what hath
been revealed unto thee: but there are among the clans those who
reject a part thereof. Say: "I am commanded to worship Allah and
not to join partners with Him. Unto Him do I call and unto Him is
my return."

37. Thus have We revealed it to be a judgment of authority in
Arabic. Wert thou to follow their (vain) desires after the
knowledge which hath reached thee then wouldst thou find neither
protector nor defender against Allah

38. We did send apostles before thee and appointed for them wives
and children: and it was never the part of an apostle to bring a
Sign except as Allah permitted (or commanded). For each period is
a Book (revealed)

39. Allah doth blot out or confirm what He pleaseth: with Him is
the Mother of the Book

40. Whether We shall show thee (within thy lifetime) part of what
We promised them or take to Ourselves thy soul (before it is all
accomplished) thy duty is to (make the Message) reach them: it is
Our part to call them to account

41. See they not that We gradually reduce the land (in their
control) from its outlying borders? (Where) Allah commands there
is none to put back His command: and He is swift in calling to
account

42. Those before them did (also) devise plots; but in all things
the master planning is Allah's. He knoweth the doings of every
soul: and soon will the Unbelievers know who gets home in the End

43. The Unbelievers say: "No apostle art thou." Say: "Enough for
a witness between me and you is Allah and such as have knowledge
of the Book."