In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.
Alif Lam Ra. These are the verses of the Book and (of) a Quran that makes (things)
[15.2] Often will those who disbelieve wish that they had been
[15.3] Leave them that they may eat and enjoy themselves and
(that) hope may beguile them, for they will soon know.
[15.4] And never
did We destroy a town but it had a term made known.
[15.5] No people
can hasten on their doom nor can they postpone (it).
[15.6] And they
say: O you to whom the Reminder has been revealed! you are most surely insane:
[15.7] Why do you not bring to us the angels if you are of the truthful
[15.8] We do not send the angels but with truth, and then they
would not be respited. 9 Surely We have revealed the Reminder and We will most
surely be its guardian.
[15.10] And certainly We sent (apostles) before
you among the nations of yore.
[15.11] And there never came an apostle
to them but they mocked him.
[15.12] Thus do We make it to enter into
the hearts of the guilty;
[15.13] They do not believe in it, and indeed
the example of the former people has already passed.
[15.14] And even
if We open to them a gateway of heaven, so that they ascend into it all the while,
[15.15] They would certainly say: Only our eyes.have been covered over,
rather we are an enchanted people.
[15.16] And certainly We have made
strongholds in the heaven and We have made it fair seeming to the beholders.
[15.17] And We guard it against every accursed Shaitan,
But he who steals a hearing, so there follows him a visible flame.
And the earth-- We have spread it forth and made in it firm mountains and caused
to grow in it of every suitable thing.
[15.20] And We have made in
it means of subsistence for you and for him for whom you are not the suppliers.
[15.21] And there is not a thing but with Us are the treasures of it, and
We do not send it down but in a known measure.
[15.22] And We send
the winds fertilizing, then send down water from the cloud so We give it to you
to drink of, nor is it you who store it up.
[15.23] And most surely
We bring to life and cause to die and We are the heirs.
certainly We know those of you who have gone before and We certainly know those
who shall come later.
[15.25] And surely your Lord will gather them
together; surely He is Wise, Knowing.
[15.26] And certainly We created
man of clay that gives forth sound, of black mud fashioned in shape.
And the jinn We created before, of intensely hot fire.
when your Lord said to the angels: Surely I am going to create a mortal of the
essence of black mud fashioned in shape.
[15.29] So when I have made
him complete and breathed into him of My spirit, fall down making obeisance to
[15.30] So the angels made obeisance, all of them together,
[15.31] But Iblis (did it not); he refused to be with those who made obeisance.
[15.32] He said: O Iblis! what excuse have you that you are not with those
who make obeisance?
[15.33] He said: I am not such that I should make
obeisance to a mortal whom Thou hast created of the essence of black mud fashioned
[15.34] He said: Then get out of it, for surely you are driven
[15.35] And surely on you is curse until the day of judgment.
[15.36] He said: My Lord! then respite me till the time when they are raised.
[15.37] He said: So surely you are of the respited ones
Till the period of the time made known.
[15.39] He said: My Lord! because
Thou hast made life evil to me, I will certainly make (evil) fair-seeming to them
on earth, and I will certainly cause them all to deviate
Thy servants from among them, the devoted ones.
[15.41] He said: This
is a right way with Me:
[15.42] Surely. as regards My servants, you
have no authority ,over them except those who follow you of the deviators.
[15.43] And surely Hell is the promised place of them all:
It has seven gates; for every gate there shall be a separate party of them.
[15.45] Surely those who guard (against evil) shall be in the midst of
gardens and fountains:
[15.46] Enter them in peace, secure.
And We will root out whatever of rancor is in their breasts-- (they shall be)
as brethren, on raised couches, face to face.
[15.48] Toil shall not
afflict them in it, nor shall they be ever ejected from it.
Inform My servants that I am the Forgiving, the Merciful,
that My punishment-- that is the painful punishment.
[15.51] And inform
them of the guests of Ibrahim:
[15.52] When they entered upon him,
they said, Peace. He said: Surely we are afraid of you.
said: Be not afraid, surely we give you the good news of a boy, possessing knowledge.
[15.54] He said: Do you give me good news (of a son) when old age has come
upon me?-- Of what then do you give me good news!
[15.55] . They said:
We give you good news with truth, therefore be not of the despairing.
He said: And who despairs of the mercy of his Lord but the erring ones?
He said: What is your business then, O messengers?
[15.58] They said:
Surely we are sent towards a guilty people,
[15.59] Except Lut's followers:
We will most surely deliver them all,
[15.60] Except his wife; We ordained
that she shall surely be of those who remain behind.
[15.61] So when
the messengers came to Lut's followers,
[15.62] He said: Surely you
are an unknown people.
[15.63] They said: Nay, we have come to you
with that about which they disputed.
[15.64] And we have come to you
with the truth, and we are most surely truthful.
go forth with your followers in a part of the night and yourself follow their
rear, and let not any one of you turn round, and go forth whither you are commanded.
[15.66] And We revealed to him this decree, that the roots of these shall
be cut off in the morning.
[15.67] And the people of the town came
[15.68] He said: Surely these are my guests, therefore do
not disgrace me,
[15.69] And guard against (the punishment of) Allah
and do not put me to shame.
[15.70] They said: Have we not forbidden
you from (other) people?
[15.71] He said: These are my daughters, if
you will do (aught).
[15.72] By your life! they were blindly wandering
on in their intoxication.
[15.73] So the rumbling overtook them (while)
entering upon the time of sunrise;
[15.74] Thus did We turn it upside
down, and rained down upon them stones of what had been decreed.
Surely in this are signs for those who examine.
[15.76] And surely
it is on a road that still abides.
[15.77] Most surely there is a sign
in this for the believers.
[15.78] And the dwellers of the thicket
also were most surely unjust.
[15.79] So We inflicted retribution on
them, and they are both, indeed, on an open road (still) pursued.
And the dwellers of the Rock certainly rejected the messengers;
And We gave them Our communications, but they turned aside from them;
And they hewed houses in the mountains in security.
[15.83] So the
rumbling overtook them in the morning;
[15.84] And what they earned
did not avail them.
[15.85] And We did not create the heavens and the
earth and what is between them two but in truth; and the hour is most surely coming,
so turn away with kindly forgiveness.
[15.86] Surely your Lord is the
Creator of all things, the Knowing.
[15.87] And certainly We have given
you seven of the oft-repeated (verses) and the grand Quran.
Do not strain your eyes after what We have given certain classes of them to enjoy,
and do not grieve for them, and make yourself gentle to the believers.
And say: Surely I am the plain warner.
[15.90] Like as We sent down
on the dividers
[15.91] Those who made the Quran into shreds.
So, by your Lord, We would most certainly question them all,
As to what they did.
[15.94] Therefore declare openly what you are
bidden and turn aside from the polytheists.
[15.95] Surely We will
suffice you against the scoffers
[15.96] Those who set up another god
with Allah; so they shall soon know.
[15.97] And surely We know that
your breast straitens at what they say;
[15.98] Therefore celebrate
the praise of your Lord, and be of those who make obeisance.
And serve your Lord until there comes to you that which is certain.