1. Kaf- Ha-Ya-'Ain-Sad.
[These letters are one of
the miracles of the Qur'an, and none but Allah (Alone) knows their
2. (This is) a mention of the
mercy of your Lord to His slave Zakariya (Zachariah).
3. When he called out his Lord (Allah) a call in secret,
4. Saying: "My Lord! Indeed my bones have grown feeble, and grey
hair has spread on my head, And I have never been unblest in my
invocation to You, O my Lord!
Verily! I fear my relatives after me, since my wife is barren. So
give me from Yourself an heir,
shall inherit me, and inherit (also) the posterity of Ya'qub (Jacob)
(inheritance of the religious knowledge and Prophethood, not the
wealth, etc.). And make him, my Lord, one with whom You are
7. (Allah said) "O
Zakariya (Zachariah)! Verily, We give you the glad tidings of a son,
His name will be Yahya (John). We have given that name to none before
8. He said: "My Lord! How can I
have a son, when my wife is barren, and I have reached the extreme
9. He said: "So (it will be).
Your Lord says; It is easy for Me. Certainly I have created you
before, when you had been nothing!"
[Zakariya (Zachariah)] said: "My Lord! Appoint for me a sign." He
said: "Your sign is that you shall not speak unto mankind for three
nights, though having no bodily defect."
Then he came out to his people from Al-Mihrab (a praying place
or a private room, etc.), he told them by signs to glorify Allah's
Praises in the morning and in the afternoon.
12. (It was said to his son): "O Yahya (John)! Hold fast the
Scripture [the Taurat (Torah)]." And We gave him wisdom while yet a
13. And (made him) sympathetic to
men as a mercy (or a grant) from Us, and pure from sins [i.e. Yahya
(John)] and he was righteous,
dutiful towards his parents, and he was neither an arrogant nor
disobedient (to Allah or to his parents).
And Salamun (peace) be on him the day he was born, the day he
dies, and the day he will be raised up to life (again)!
16. And mention in the Book (the Qur'an, O Muhammad
, the story of) Maryam (Mary), when she withdrew in seclusion from
her family to a place facing east.
She placed a screen (to screen herself) from them; then We sent to
her Our Ruh [angel Jibrael (Gabriel)], and he appeared before
her in the form of a man in all respects.
She said: "Verily! I seek refuge with the Most Beneficent (Allah)
from you, if you do fear Allah."
angel) said: "I am only a Messenger from your Lord, (to announce) to
you the gift of a righteous son."
said: "How can I have a son, when no man has touched me, nor am I
21. He said: "So (it will be),
your Lord said: 'That is easy for Me (Allah): And (We wish) to
appoint him as a sign to mankind and a mercy from Us (Allah), and it
is a matter (already) decreed, (by Allah).' "
22. So she conceived him, and she withdrew with him to a far
place (i.e. Bethlehem valley about 4-6 miles from Jerusalem).
23. And the pains of childbirth drove her to the trunk of a
date-palm. She said: "Would that I had died before this, and had been
forgotten and out of sight!"
[the babe 'Iesa (Jesus) or Jibrael (Gabriel)] cried unto her from
below her, saying: "Grieve not! Your Lord has provided a water stream
25. "And shake the trunk of
date-palm towards you, it will let fall fresh ripe-dates upon you."
26. "So eat and drink and be glad, and if you see any human
being, say: 'Verily! I have vowed a fast unto the Most Beneficent
(Allah) so I shall not speak to any human being this day.'"
27. Then she brought him (the baby) to her people, carrying him.
They said: "O Mary! Indeed you have brought a thing Fariya (an
unheard mighty thing).
28. "O sister
(i.e. the like) of Harun (Aaron) [not the brother of Musa (Moses),
but he was another pious man at the time of Maryam (Mary)]! Your
father was not a man who used to commit adultery, nor your mother was
an unchaste woman."
29. Then she pointed
to him. They said: "How can we talk to one who is a child in the
30. "He ['Iesa (Jesus)] said:
Verily! I am a slave of Allah, He has given me the Scripture and made
me a Prophet;"
31. "And He has made me
blessed wheresoever I be, and has enjoined on me Salat
(prayer), and Zakat, as long as I live."
32. "And dutiful to my mother, and made me not arrogant, unblest.
33. "And Salam (peace) be upon me the day I was born, and
the day I die, and the day I shall be raised alive!"
34. Such is 'Iesa (Jesus), son of Maryam (Mary). (it is) a
statement of truth, about which they doubt (or dispute).
35. It befits not (the Majesty of) Allah that He should beget a
son [this refers to the slander of Christians against Allah, by
saying that 'Iesa (Jesus) is the son of Allah]. Glorified (and
Exalted be He above all that they associate with Him). When He
decrees a thing, He only says to it, "Be!" and it is.
36. ['Iesa (Jesus) said]: "And verily Allah is my Lord and your
Lord. So worship Him (Alone). That is the Straight Path. (Allah's
Religion of Islamic Monotheism which He did ordain for all of His
Prophets)." [Tafsir At-Tabari]
Then the sects differed [i.e. the Christians about 'Iesa (Jesus)], so
woe unto the disbelievers [those who gave false witness by saying
that 'Iesa (Jesus) is the son of Allah] from the meeting of a great
Day (i.e. the Day of Resurrection, when they will be thrown in the
38. How clearly will they
(polytheists and disbelievers in the Oneness of Allah) see and hear,
the Day when they will appear before Us! But the Zalimun
(polytheists and wrong-doers) today are in plain error.
39. And warn them (O Muhammad )
of the Day of grief and regrets, when the case has been decided,
while (now) they are in a state of carelessness, and they believe
40. Verily! We will inherit the
earth and whatsoever is thereon. And to Us they all shall be
41. And mention in the Book
(the Qur'an) Ibrahim (Abraham). Verily! He was a man of truth, a
42. When he said to his father:
"O my father! Why do you worship that which hears not, sees not and
cannot avail you in anything?
43. "O my
father! Verily! There has come to me of knowledge that which came not
unto you. So follow me. I will guide you to a Straight Path.
44. "O my father! Worship not Shaitan (Satan). Verily!
Shaitan (Satan) has been a rebel against the Most Beneficent
45. "O my father! Verily! I fear
lest a torment from the Most Beneficent (Allah) overtake you, so that
you become a companion of Shaitan (Satan) (in the Hell-fire)."
46. He (the
father) said: "Do you reject my gods, O Ibrahim (Abraham)? If you
stop not (this), I will indeed stone you. So get away from me safely
before I punish you."
(Abraham) said: "Peace be on you! I will ask Forgiveness of my Lord
for you. Verily! He is unto me, Ever Most Gracious.
48. "And I shall turn away from you and from those whom you
invoke besides Allah. And I shall call on my Lord; and I hope that I
shall not be unblest in my invocation to my Lord."
49. So when he had turned away from them and from those whom they
worshipped besides Allah, We gave him Ishaque (Isaac) and Ya'qub
(Jacob), and each one of them We made a Prophet.
50. And We gave them of Our Mercy (a good provision in plenty),
and We granted them honour on the tongues (of all the nations, i.e
everybody remembers them with a good praise).
51. And mention in the Book (this Qur'an) Musa (Moses). Verily!
He was chosen and he was a Messenger (and) a Prophet.
52. And We called him from the right side of the Mount, and made
him draw near to Us for a talk with him [Musa (Moses)].
53. And We bestowed on him his brother Harun (Aaron), (also) a
Prophet, out of Our Mercy.
mention in the Book (the Qur'an) Isma'il (Ishmael). Verily! He was
true to what he promised, and he was a Messenger, (and) a Prophet.
55. And he used to enjoin on his family and his people
As-Salat (the prayers) and the Zakat, and his Lord was
pleased with him.
56. And mention in the
Book (the Qur'an) Idris (Enoch).Verily! He was a man of truth, (and)
57. And We raised him to a
58. Those were they unto
whom Allah bestowed His Grace from among the Prophets, of the
offspring of Adam, and of those whom We carried (in the ship) with
Nuh (Noah), and of the offspring of Ibrahim (Abraham) and Israel and
from among those whom We guided and chose. When the Verses of the
Most Beneficent (Allah) were recited unto them, they fell down
prostrating and weeping.
59. Then, there
has succeeded them a posterity who have given up As-Salat (the
prayers) [i.e. made their Salat (prayers) to be lost, either
by not offering them or by not offering them perfectly or by not
offering them in their proper fixed times, etc.] and have followed
lusts. So they will be thrown in Hell.
Except those who repent and believe (in the Oneness of Allah and His
Messenger Muhammad ), and
work righteousness. Such will enter Paradise and they will not be
wronged in aught.
61. (They will enter)
'Adn (Eden) Paradise (everlasting Gardens), which the Most
Beneficent (Allah) has promised to His slaves in the unseen: Verily!
His Promise must come to pass.
shall not hear therein (in Paradise) any Laghw (dirty, false,
evil vain talk), but only Salam (salutations of peace). And
they will have therein their sustenance, morning and afternoon. [See
63. Such is the Paradise
which We shall give as an inheritance to those of Our slaves who have
been Al-Muttaqun (pious and righteous persons - See V.2:2).
64. And we (angels) descend not except by the Command of your
Lord (O Muhammad ). To
Him belongs what is before us and what is behind us, and what is
between those two, and your Lord is never forgetful,
65. Lord of the heavens and the earth, and all that is between
them, so worship Him (Alone) and be constant and patient in His
worship. Do you know of any who is similar to Him? (of course none is
similar or coequal or comparable to Him, and He has none as partner
with Him). [There is nothing like unto Him and He is the All-Hearer,
66. And man (the
disbeliever) says: "When I am dead, shall I then be raised up alive?"
67. Does not man remember that We created him before, while he
68. So by your Lord, surely,
We shall gather them together, and (also) the Shayatin
(devils) (with them), then We shall bring them round Hell on their
69. Then indeed We shall drag out
from every sect all those who were worst in obstinate rebellion
against the Most Beneficent (Allah).
Then, verily, We know best those who are most worthy of being burnt
71. There is not one of you but
will pass over it (Hell); this is with your Lord; a Decree which must
72. Then We shall save
those who use to fear Allah and were dutiful to Him. And We shall
leave the Zalimun (polytheists and wrongdoers, etc.) therein
(humbled) to their knees (in Hell).
And when Our Clear Verses are recited to them, those who disbelieve
(the rich and strong among the pagans of Quraish who live a life of
luxury) say to those who believe (the weak, poor companions of
Prophet Muhammad who
have a hard life): "Which of the two groups (i.e. believers and
disbelievers) is best in (point of) position and as regards station
(place of council for consultation)."
And how many a generation (past nations) have We destroyed before
them, who were better in wealth, goods and outward appearance?
75. Say (O Muhammad )
whoever is in error, the Most Beneficent (Allah) will extend (the
rope) to him, until, when they see that which they were promised,
either the torment or the Hour, they will come to know who is worst
in position, and who is weaker in forces. [This is the answer for the
76. And Allah increases
in guidance those who walk aright [true believers in the Oneness of
Allah who fear Allah much (abstain from all kinds of sins and evil
deeds which He has forbidden), and love Allah much (perform all kinds
of good deeds which He has ordained)]. And the righteous good deeds
that last, are better with your Lord, for reward and better for
77. Have you seen him who
disbelieved in Our Ayat (this Qur'an and Muhammad )
and (yet) says: "I shall certainly be given wealth and children [if I
will be alive (again)],"
78. Has he known
the unseen or has he taken a covenant from the Most Beneficent
79. Nay! We shall record what he
says, and We shall increase his torment (in the Hell);
80. And We shall inherit from him (at his death) all that he
talks of (i.e. wealth and children which We have bestowed upon him in
this world), and he shall come to Us alone.
81. And they have taken (for worship) aliha (gods) besides
Allah, that they might give them honour, power and glory (and also
protect them from Allah's Punishment etc.).
82. Nay, but they (the so-called gods) will deny their worship of
them, and become opponents to them (on the Day of Resurrection).
83. See you not that We have sent the Shayatin (devils)
against the disbelievers to push them to do evil.
84. So make no haste against them; We only count out to them a
(limited) number (of the days of the life of this world and delay
their term so that they may increase in evil and sins).
85. The Day We shall gather the Muttaqun (pious - see
V.2:2) unto the Most Beneficent (Allah), like a delegate (presented
before a king for honour).
86. And We
shall drive the Mujrimun (polytheists, sinners, criminals,
disbelievers in the Oneness of Allah, etc.) to Hell, in a thirsty
state (like a thirsty herd driven down to water),
87. None shall have the power of intercession, but such a one as
has received permission (or promise) from the Most Beneficent
88. And they say: "The Most
Beneficent (Allah) has begotten a son (or offspring or children) [as
the Jews say: 'Uzair (Ezra) is the son of Allah, and the Christians
say that He has begotten a son ['Iesa (Christ)], and the pagan Arabs
say that He has begotten daughters (angels, etc.)]."
89. Indeed you have brought forth (said) a terrible evil thing.
90. Whereby the heavens are almost torn, and the earth is split
asunder, and the mountains fall in ruins,
That they ascribe a son (or offspring or children) to the Most
92. But it is not
suitable for (the Majesty of) the Most Beneficent (Allah) that He
should beget a son (or offspring or children).
93. There is none in the heavens and the earth but comes unto the
Most Beneficent (Allah) as a slave.
Verily, He knows each one of them, and has counted them a full
95. And everyone of them will
come to Him alone on the Day of Resurrection (without any helper, or
protector or defender).
96. Verily, those
who believe [in the Oneness of Allah and in His Messenger (Muhammad )]
and work deeds of righteousness, the Most Beneficent (Allah) will
bestow love for them (in the hearts of the believers).
97. So We have made this (the Qur'an) easy in your own tongue (O
Muhammad ), only that you
may give glad tidings to the Muttaqun (pious and righteous
persons - See V.2:2), and warn with it the Ludda (most
98. And how many a
generation before them have We destroyed! Can you (O Muhammad )
find a single one of them or hear even a whisper of them?