Blessed is He in Whose hand is the Sovereignty, and He has power to do all things,
Who created death and life that He may try you as to which of you is best in conduct; and He is the Mighty, the Forgiving,
Who created the seven heavens one above the other in harmony; you see no incongruity in the creation of the Beneficent Allah; then look again, can you see any flaw?
Then turn back your eye again and again; your sight will return unto you weak and fatigued.
And certainly We have adorned this lower heaven with lamps and We have made these missiles for Satan, and We have prepared for them the chastisement of burning.
And for those who disbelieve in their Lord is the punishment of hell, and evil is the destination.
When they shall be cast therein, they shall hear a loud gasp as it swells,
Almost bursting for fury. Whenever a group is cast into it, its keeper shall ask them, "Did there not come to you a Warner?"
They shall say, "Yea! Indeed there came to us a Warner, but we rejected him and said, ´Allah has not revealed anything, you are only suffering from delusions.´"
And they shall say, "Had we but listened or pondered (used our reason or intelligence), we should not have been among the inmates of the Blazing Fire."
So they shall acknowledge their sins, but far will be forgiveness from the inmates of the Blazing Fire.
Lo! Those who fear their Lord in secret (or unseen), they shall surely have forgiveness and a great reward.
And whether you conceal your opinion or express it; surely He is Aware of what is in the heart.
Should He not know, He Who created? And He is the Knower of the Subtleties, the Aware.
He it is Who made the earth smooth (manageable) for you, therefore go about in the spacious paths thereof, and eat of His provisions, and to Him is the Resurrection after death.
Have you taken security from Him Who is in heaven that He will not make the earth swallow you when it is shaken (convulsed)?
Or have you taken security from Him Who is in heaven that He will not send down upon you a hurricane so that you shall know how terrible was My warning?
And verily those before them rejected the truth, then how terrible was My wrath.
Have they not seen the birds above them expanding (their wings) and contracting (them)? What is it that withholds them save the Beneficent? Lo! He is Seer of all things.
Or who is it that will be an army to assist you besides the Beneficent? The unbelievers are in naught but delusion.
Or who is it that will provide you if He should withhold His sustenance? Nay! They persist in disdain and aversion (from truth).
What! Is he who goes prone upon his face better guided or he who walks upright upon a Straight Way?
Say, "He it is Who brought you into being and made for you the faculties of hearing and seeing and heart: little is it that you give thanks."
Say, "He it is Who multiplied you in the earth and to Him you shall be gathered."
And they say, "When shall this promise be (fulfilled) if you are truthful?"
Say, " The knowledge thereof is only with Allah and I am only a plain Warner."
But when they shall see it nigh, the faces of those who disbelieve shall be sorry, and it shall be said, "This is that which you used to call for."
Say (O Muhammad), "Have you considered if Allah should cause me and those with me to be destroyed or has mercy on us, still, who will protect the disbelievers from a painful doom?"
Say, "He is the Beneficent. We believe in Him and in Him do we put our trust. And you will come to know who it is that is in error manifest."
Say, "Have you considered if all your water should some morning be lost down into the earth, who is it then that will supply you clear flowing water?"