1. Has there not been over man a period of time, when he was
nothing to be mentioned?
2. Verily, We
have created man from Nutfah drops of mixed semen (discharge
of man and woman), in order to try him, so We made him hearer, seer.
3. Verily, We showed him the way, whether he be grateful or
4. Verily, We have prepared
for the disbelievers iron chains, iron collars, and a blazing Fire.
5. Verily, the Abrar (pious, who fear Allah and avoid
evil), shall drink a cup (of wine) mixed with water from a spring in
Paradise called Kafur.
6. A spring
wherefrom the slaves of Allah will drink, causing it to gush forth
7. They (are those who)
fulfill (their) vows, and they fear a Day whose evil will be
8. And they give food,
inspite of their love for it (or for the love of Him), to Miskin
(poor), the orphan, and the captive,
(Saying): "We feed you seeking Allah's Countenance only. We wish for
no reward, nor thanks from you.
"Verily, We fear from our Lord a Day, hard and distressful, that will
make the faces look horrible (from extreme dislikeness to it)."
11. So Allah saved them from the evil of that Day, and gave them
Nadratan (a light of beauty) and joy.
And their recompense shall be Paradise, and silken garments, because
they were patient.
13. Reclining therein
on raised thrones, they will see there neither the excessive heat of
the sun, nor the excessive bitter cold, (as in Paradise there is no
sun and no moon).
14. And the shade
thereof is close upon them, and the bunches of fruit thereof will
hang low within their reach.
amongst them will be passed round vessels of silver and cups of
16. Crystal-clear, made of
silver. They will determine the measure thereof according to their
17. And they will be given to
drink there a cup (of wine) mixed with Zanjabil (ginger,
18. A spring there, called
19. And round about them
will (serve) boys of everlasting youth. If you see them, you would
think them scattered pearls.
20. And when
you look there (in Paradise), you will see a delight (that cannot be
imagined), and a great dominion.
Their garments will be of fine green silk, and gold embroidery. They
will be adorned with bracelets of silver, and their Lord will give
them a pure drink.
22. (And it will be
said to them): "Verily, this is a reward for you, and your endeavour
has been accepted."
23. Verily! It is We
Who have sent down the Qur'an to you (O Muhammad )
24. Therefore be patient (O
Muhammad ) and submit to
the Command of your Lord (Allah, by doing your duty to Him and by
conveying His Message to mankind), and obey neither a sinner nor a
disbeliever among them.
25. And remember
the Name of your Lord every morning and afternoon [i.e. offering of
the Morning (Fajr), Zuhr, and 'Asr prayers].
26. And during night, prostrate yourself to Him (i.e. the
offering of Maghrib and 'Isha' prayers), and glorify
Him a long night through (i.e. Tahajjud prayer).
27. Verily! These (disbelievers) love the present life of this
world, and put behind them a heavy Day (that will be hard).
28. It is We Who created them, and We have made them of strong
built. And when We will, We can replace them with others like them
with a complete replacement.
This (Verses of the Qur'an) is an admonition, so whosoever wills, let
him take a Path to his Lord (Allah).
But you cannot will, unless Allah wills. Verily, Allah is Ever
31. He will admit to
His Mercy whom He will and as for the Zalimun, (polytheists,
wrong-doers, etc.) He has prepared a painful torment.