Surah 23

Al Mu’minûn
Surah 23. The Believers

 

23:1 The believers must (eventually) win through,-
Qad aflaha almu/minoona
23:2 Those who humble themselves in their prayers;
Allatheena hum fee salatihimkhashiAAoona
23:3 Who avoid vain talk;
Waallatheena hum AAani allaghwimuAAridoona
23:4 Who are active in deeds of charity;
Waallatheena hum lilzzakatifaAAiloona
23:5 Who abstain from sex,
Waallatheena hum lifuroojihim hafithoona
23:6 Except with those joined to them in the marriage bond, or (the captives) whom their right hands possess,- for (in their case) they are free from blame,
Illa AAala azwajihim awma malakat aymanuhum fa-innahum ghayru maloomeena
23:7 But those whose desires exceed those limits are transgressors;-
Famani ibtagha waraa thalikafaola-ika humu alAAadoona
23:8 Those who faithfully observe their trusts and their covenants;
Waallatheena hum li-amanatihimwaAAahdihim raAAoona
23:9 And who (strictly) guard their prayers;-
Waallatheena hum AAala salawatihimyuhafithoona
23:10 These will be the heirs,
Ola-ika humu alwarithoona
23:11 Who will inherit Paradise: they will dwell therein (for ever).
Allatheena yarithoona alfirdawsa humfeeha khalidoona
23:12 Man We did create from a quintessence (of clay);
Walaqad khalaqna al-insana minsulalatin min teenin
23:13 Then We placed him as (a drop of) sperm in a place of rest, firmly fixed;
Thumma jaAAalnahu nutfatan feeqararin makeenin
23:14 Then We made the sperm into a clot of congealed blood; then of that clot We made a (foetus) lump; then we made out of that lump bones and clothed the bones with flesh; then we developed out of it another creature. So blessed be Allah, the best to create!
Thumma khalaqna alnnutfataAAalaqatan fakhalaqna alAAalaqata mudghatanfakhalaqna almudghata AAithamanfakasawna alAAithama lahmanthumma ansha/nahu khalqan akhara fatabarakaAllahu ahsanu alkhaliqeena
23:15 After that, at length ye will die
Thumma innakum baAAda thalikalamayyitoona
23:16 Again, on the Day of Judgment, will ye be raised up.
Thumma innakum yawma alqiyamatitubAAathoona
23:17 And We have made, above you, seven tracts; and We are never unmindful of (our) Creation.
Walaqad khalaqna fawqakum sabAAa tara-iqawama kunna AAani alkhalqi ghafileena
23:18 And We send down water from the sky according to (due) measure, and We cause it to soak in the soil; and We certainly are able to drain it off (with ease).
Waanzalna mina alssama-imaan biqadarin faaskannahu fee al-ardiwa-inna AAala thahabin bihi laqadiroona
23:19 With it We grow for you gardens of date-palms and vines: in them have ye abundant fruits: and of them ye eat (and have enjoyment),-
Faansha/na lakum bihi jannatinmin nakheelin waaAAnabin lakum feeha fawakihukatheeratun waminha ta/kuloona
23:20 Also a tree springing out of Mount Sinai, which produces oil, and relish for those who use it for food.
Washajaratan takhruju min toori saynaatanbutu bialdduhni wasibghin lilakileena
23:21 And in cattle (too) ye have an instructive example: from within their bodies We produce (milk) for you to drink; there are, in them, (besides), numerous (other) benefits for you; and of their (meat) ye eat;
Wa-inna lakum fee al-anAAamilaAAibratan nusqeekum mimma fee butoonihawalakum feeha manafiAAu katheeratun waminhata/kuloona
23:22 An on them, as well as in slips, ye side.
WaAAalayha waAAala alfulki tuhmaloona
23:23 (Further, We sent a long line of prophets for your instruction). We sent Noah to his people: He said, “O my people! worship Allah! Ye have no other god but Him. Will ye not fear (Him)?”
Walaqad arsalna noohan ilaqawmihi faqala ya qawmi oAAbudoo Allaha malakum min ilahin ghayruhu afala tattaqoona
23:24 The chiefs of the Unbelievers among his people said: “He is no more than a man like yourselves: his wish is to assert his superiority over you: if Allah had wished (to send messengers), He could have sent down angels; never did we hear such a thing (as he says), among our ancestors of old.”
Faqala almalao allatheenakafaroo min qawmihi ma hatha illa basharunmithlukum yureedu an yatafaddala AAalaykum walaw shaaAllahu laanzala mala-ikatan ma samiAAnabihatha fee aba-ina al-awwaleena
23:25 (And some said): “He is only a man possessed: wait (and have patience) with him for a time.”
In huwa illa rajulun bihi jinnatunfatarabbasoo bihi hatta heenin
23:26 (Noah) said: “O my Lord! help me: for that they accuse me of falsehood!”
Qala rabbi onsurnee bimakaththabooni
23:27 So We inspired him (with this message): “Construct the Ark within Our sight and under Our guidance: then when comes Our Command, and the fountains of the earth gush forth, take thou on board pairs of every species, male and female, and thy family- except those of them against whom the Word has already gone forth: And address Me not in favour of the wrong-doers; for they shall be drowned (in the Flood).
Faawhayna ilayhi ani isnaAAialfulka bi-aAAyunina wawahyina fa-ithajaa amruna wafara alttannooru faoslukfeeha min kullin zawjayni ithnayni waahlaka illaman sabaqa AAalayhi alqawlu minhum wala tukhatibneefee allatheena thalamoo innahum mughraqoona
23:28 And when thou hast embarked on the Ark – thou and those with thee,- say: “Praise be to Allah, Who has saved us from the people who do wrong.”
Fa-itha istawayta anta waman maAAakaAAala alfulki faquli alhamdu lillahi allatheenajjana mina alqawmi alththalimeena
23:29 And say: “O my Lord! enable me to disembark with thy blessing: for Thou art the Best to enable (us) to disembark.”
Waqul rabbi anzilnee munzalan mubarakanwaanta khayru almunzileena
23:30 Verily in this there are Signs (for men to understand); (thus) do We try (men).
Inna fee thalika laayatinwa-in kunna lamubtaleena
23:31 Then We raised after them another generation.
Thumma ansha/na min baAAdihim qarnan akhareena
23:32 And We sent to them an apostle from among themselves, (saying), “Worship Allah! ye have no other god but Him. Will ye not fear (Him)?”
Faarsalna feehim rasoolan minhum anioAAbudoo Allaha ma lakum min ilahin ghayruhuafala tattaqoona
23:33 And the chiefs of his people, who disbelieved and denied the Meeting in the Hereafter, and on whom We had bestowed the good things of this life, said: “He is no more than a man like yourselves: he eats of that of which ye eat, and drinks of what ye drink.
Waqala almalao min qawmihi allatheenakafaroo wakaththaboo biliqa-i al-akhiratiwaatrafnahum fee alhayati alddunyama hatha illa basharun mithlukum ya/kulumimma ta/kuloona minhu wayashrabu mimma tashraboona
23:34 “If ye obey a man like yourselves, behold, it is certain ye will be lost.
Wala-in ataAAtum basharan mithlakuminnakum ithan lakhasiroona
23:35 “Does he promise that when ye die and become dust and bones, ye shall be brought forth (again)?
AyaAAidukum annakum itha mittumwakuntum turaban waAAithaman annakummukhrajoona
23:36 “Far, very far is that which ye are promised!
Hayhata hayhata limatooAAadoona
23:37 “There is nothing but our life in this world! We shall die and we live! But we shall never be raised up again!
In hiya illa hayatunaalddunya namootu wanahya wamanahnu bimabAAootheena
23:38 “He is only a man who invents a lie against Allah, but we are not the ones to believe in him!”
In huwa illa rajulun iftaraAAala Allahi kathiban wama nahnulahu bimu/mineena
23:39 (The prophet) said: “O my Lord! help me: for that they accuse me of falsehood.”
Qala rabbi onsurnee bimakaththabooni
23:40 (Allah) said: “In but a little while, they are sure to be sorry!”
Qala AAamma qaleelin layusbihunnanadimeena
23:41 Then the Blast overtook them with justice, and We made them as rubbish of dead leaves (floating on the stream of Time)! So away with the people who do wrong!
Faakhathat-humu alssayhatubialhaqqi fajaAAalnahum ghuthaanfabuAAdan lilqawmi alththalimeena
23:42 Then We raised after them other generations.
Thumma ansha/na min baAAdihimquroonan akhareena
23:43 No people can hasten their term, nor can they delay (it).
Ma tasbiqu min ommatin ajalahawama yasta/khiroona
23:44 Then sent We our apostles in succession: every time there came to a people their apostle, they accused him of falsehood: so We made them follow each other (in punishment): We made them as a tale (that is told): So away with a people that will not believe!
Thumma arsalna rusulana tatrakulla ma jaa ommatan rasooluha kaththaboohufaatbaAAna baAAdahum baAAdan wajaAAalnahumahadeetha fabuAAdan liqawmin la yu/minoona
23:45 Then We sent Moses and his brother Aaron, with Our Signs and authority manifest,
Thumma arsalna moosa waakhahuharoona bi-ayatina wasultaninmubeenin
23:46 To Pharaoh and his Chiefs: But these behaved insolently: they were an arrogant people.
Ila firAAawna wamala-ihi faistakbaroowakanoo qawman AAaleena
23:47 They said: “Shall we believe in two men like ourselves? And their people are subject to us!”
Faqaloo anu/minu libasharayni mithlinawaqawmuhuma lana AAabidoona
23:48 So they accused them of falsehood, and they became of those who were destroyed.
Fakaththaboohuma fakanoomina almuhlakeena
23:49 And We gave Moses the Book, in order that they might receive guidance.
Walaqad atayna moosaalkitaba laAAallahum yahtadoona
23:50 And We made the son of Mary and his mother as a Sign: We gave them both shelter on high ground, affording rest and security and furnished with springs.
WajaAAalna ibna maryama waommahu ayatanwaawaynahuma ila rabwatin thatiqararin wamaAAeenin
23:51 O ye apostles! enjoy (all) things good and pure, and work righteousness: for I am well-acquainted with (all) that ye do.
Ya ayyuha alrrusulukuloo mina alttayyibati waiAAmaloo salihaninnee bima taAAmaloona AAaleemun
23:52 And verily this Brotherhood of yours is a single Brotherhood, and I am your Lord and Cherisher: therefore fear Me (and no other).
Wa-inna hathihi ommatukum ommatan wahidatanwaana rabbukum faittaqooni
23:53 But people have cut off their affair (of unity), between them, into sects: each party rejoices in that which is with itself.
FataqattaAAoo amrahum baynahumzuburan kullu hizbin bima ladayhim farihoona
23:54 But leave them in their confused ignorance for a time.
Fatharhum fee ghamratihim hattaheenin
23:55 Do they think that because We have granted them abundance of wealth and sons,
Ayahsaboona annama numidduhumbihi min malin wabaneena
23:56 We would hasten them on in every good? Nay, they do not understand.
NusariAAu lahum fee alkhayratibal la yashAAuroona
23:57 Verily those who live in awe for fear of their Lord;
Inna allatheena hum min khashyatirabbihim mushfiqoona
23:58 Those who believe in the Signs of their Lord;
Waallatheena hum bi-ayatirabbihim yu/minoona
23:59 Those who join not (in worship) partners with their Lord;
Waallatheena hum birabbihim layushrikoona
23:60 And those who dispense their charity with their hearts full of fear, because they will return to their Lord;-
Waallatheena yu/toona maataw waquloobuhum wajilatun annahum ila rabbihim rajiAAoona
23:61 It is these who hasten in every good work, and these who are foremost in them.
Ola-ika yusariAAoona feealkhayrati wahum laha sabiqoona
23:62 On no soul do We place a burden greater than it can bear: before Us is a record which clearly shows the truth: they will never be wronged.
Wala nukallifu nafsan illawusAAaha waladayna kitabun yantiqu bialhaqqiwahum la yuthlamoona
23:63 But their hearts are in confused ignorance of this; and there are, besides that, deeds of theirs, which they will (continue) to do,-
Bal quloobuhum fee ghamratin min hathawalahum aAAmalun min dooni thalika hum lahaAAamiloona
23:64 Until, when We seize in Punishment those of them who received the good things of this world, behold, they will groan in supplication!
Hatta itha akhathnamutrafeehim bialAAathabi itha hum yaj-aroona
23:65 (It will be said): “Groan not in supplication this day: for ye shall certainly not be helped by Us.
La taj-aroo alyawma innakum minnala tunsaroona
23:66 “My Signs used to be rehearsed to you, but ye used to turn back on your heels-
Qad kanat ayatee tutlaAAalaykum fakuntum AAala aAAqabikum tankisoona
23:67 “In arrogance: talking nonsense about the (Qur’an), like one telling fables by night.”
Mustakbireena bihi samiran tahjuroona
23:68 Do they not ponder over the Word (of Allah), or has anything (new) come to them that did not come to their fathers of old?
Afalam yaddabbaroo alqawla am jaahumma lam ya/ti abaahumu al-awwaleena
23:69 Or do they not recognise their Apostle, that they deny him?
Am lam yaAArifoo rasoolahum fahum lahumunkiroona
23:70 Or do they say, “He is possessed”? Nay, he has brought them the Truth, but most of them hate the Truth.
Am yaqooloona bihi jinnatun bal jaahumbialhaqqi waaktharuhum lilhaqqi karihoona
23:71 If the Truth had been in accord with their desires, truly the heavens and the earth, and all beings therein would have been in confusion and corruption! Nay, We have sent them their admonition, but they turn away from their admonition.
Walawi ittabaAAa alhaqqu ahwaahumlafasadati alssamawatu waal-arduwaman feehinna bal ataynahum bithikrihim fahum AAanthikrihim muAAridoona
23:72 Or is it that thou askest them for some recompense? But the recompense of thy Lord is best: He is the Best of those who give sustenance.
Am tas-aluhum kharjan fakharajurabbika khayrun wahuwa khayru alrraziqeena
23:73 But verily thou callest them to the Straight Way;
Wa-innaka latadAAoohum ila siratinmustaqeemin
23:74 And verily those who believe not in the Hereafter are deviating from that Way.
Wa-inna allatheena layu/minoona bial-akhirati AAani alssiratilanakiboona
23:75 If We had mercy on them and removed the distress which is on them, they would obstinately persist in their transgression, wandering in distraction to and fro.
Walaw rahimnahum wakashafnama bihim min durrin lalajjoo fee tughyanihimyaAAmahoona
23:76 We inflicted Punishment on them, but they humbled not themselves to their Lord, nor do they submissively entreat (Him)!-
Walaqad akhathnahum bialAAathabifama istakanoo lirabbihim wama yatadarraAAoona
23:77 Until We open on them a gate leading to a severe Punishment: then Lo! they will be plunged in despair therein!
Hatta itha fatahnaAAalayhim baban tha AAathabin shadeedin ithahum feehi mublisoona
23:78 It is He Who has created for you (the faculties of) hearing, sight, feeling and understanding: little thanks it is ye give!
Wahuwa allathee anshaa lakumu alssamAAawaal-absara waal-af-idata qaleelan matashkuroona
23:79 And He has multiplied you through the earth, and to Him shall ye be gathered back.
Wahuwa allathee tharaakum feeal-ardi wa-ilayhi tuhsharoona
23:80 It is He Who gives life and death, and to Him (is due) the alternation of Night and Day: will ye not then understand?
Wahuwa allathee yuhyeewayumeetu walahu ikhtilafu allayli waalnnahariafala taAAqiloona
23:81 On the contrary they say things similar to what the ancients said.
Bal qaloo mithla ma qalaal-awwaloona
23:82 They say: “What! when we die and become dust and bones, could we really be raised up again?
Qaloo a-itha mitnawakunna turaban waAAithamana-inna lamabAAoothoona
23:83 “Such things have been promised to us and to our fathers before! they are nothing but tales of the ancients!”
Laqad wuAAidna nahnu waabaonahatha min qablu in hatha illa asateerual-awwaleena
23:84 Say: “To whom belong the earth and all beings therein? (say) if ye know!”
Qul limani al-ardu waman feehain kuntum taAAlamoona
23:85 They will say, “To Allah!” say: “Yet will ye not receive admonition?”
Sayaqooloona lillahi qul afalatathakkaroona
23:86 Say: “Who is the Lord of the seven heavens, and the Lord of the Throne (of Glory) Supreme?”
Qul man rabbu alssamawatialssabAAi warabbu alAAarshi alAAatheemi
23:87 They will say, “(They belong) to Allah.” Say: “Will ye not then be filled with awe?”
Sayaqooloona lillahi qul afalatattaqoona
23:88 Say: “Who is it in whose hands is the governance of all things,- who protects (all), but is not protected (of any)? (say) if ye know.”
Qul man biyadihi malakootu kulli shay-inwahuwa yujeeru wala yujaru AAalayhi in kuntumtaAAlamoona
23:89 They will say, “(It belongs) to Allah.” Say: “Then how are ye deluded?”
Sayaqooloona lillahi qul faannatusharoona
23:90 We have sent them the Truth: but they indeed practise falsehood!
Bal ataynahum bialhaqqiwa-innahum lakathiboona
23:91 No son did Allah beget, nor is there any god along with Him: (if there were many gods), behold, each god would have taken away what he had created, and some would have lorded it over others! Glory to Allah! (He is free) from the (sort of) things they attribute to Him!
Ma ittakhatha Allahumin waladin wama kana maAAahu min ilahin ithanlathahaba kullu ilahin bima khalaqa walaAAalabaAAduhum AAala baAAdin subhana AllahiAAamma yasifoona
23:92 He knows what is hidden and what is open: too high is He for the partners they attribute to Him!
AAalimi alghaybi waalshshahadatifataAAala AAamma yushrikoona
23:93 Say: “O my Lord! if Thou wilt show me (in my lifetime) that which they are warned against,-
Qul rabbi imma turiyannee mayooAAadoona
23:94 “Then, O my Lord! put me not amongst the people who do wrong!”
Rabbi fala tajAAalnee fee alqawmi alththalimeena
23:95 And We are certainly able to show thee (in fulfilment) that against which they are warned.
Wa-inna AAala an nuriyaka manaAAiduhum laqadiroona
23:96 Repel evil with that which is best: We are well acquainted with the things they say.
IdfaAA biallatee hiya ahsanu alssayyi-atanahnu aAAlamu bima yasifoona
23:97 And say “O my Lord! I seek refuge with Thee from the suggestions of the Evil Ones.
Waqul rabbi aAAoothu bika min hamazatialshshayateeni
23:98 “And I seek refuge with Thee O my Lord! lest they should come near me.”
WaaAAoothu bika rabbi an yahdurooni
23:99 (In Falsehood will they be) Until, when death comes to one of them, he says: “O my Lord! send me back (to life),-
Hatta itha jaa ahadahumualmawtu qala rabbi irjiAAooni
23:100 “In order that I may work righteousness in the things I neglected.” – “By no means! It is but a word he says.”- Before them is a Partition till the Day they are raised up.
LaAAallee aAAmalu salihanfeema taraktu kalla innaha kalimatun huwa qa-iluhawamin wara-ihim barzakhun ila yawmi yubAAathoona
23:101 Then when the Trumpet is blown, there will be no more relationships between them that Day, nor will one ask after another!
Fa-itha nufikha fee alssoorifala ansaba baynahum yawma-ithin walayatasaaloona
23:102 Then those whose balance (of good deeds) is heavy,- they will attain salvation:
Faman thaqulat mawazeenuhu faola-ikahumu almuflihoona
23:103 But those whose balance is light, will be those who have lost their souls, in Hell will they abide.
Waman khaffat mawazeenuhu faola-ikaallatheena khasiroo anfusahum fee jahannama khalidoona
23:104 The Fire will burn their faces, and they will therein grin, with their lips displaced.
Talfahu wujoohahumu alnnaruwahum feeha kalihoona
23:105 “Were not My Signs rehearsed to you, and ye did but treat them as falsehood?”
Alam takun ayatee tutlaAAalaykum fakuntum biha tukaththiboona
23:106 They will say: “our Lord! Our misfortune overwhelmed us, and we became a people astray!
Qaloo rabbana ghalabatAAalayna shiqwatuna wakunna qawman dalleena
23:107 “Our Lord! bring us out of this: if ever we return (to Evil), then shall we be wrong-doers indeed!”
Rabbana akhrijna minhafa-in AAudna fa-inna thalimoona
23:108 He will say: “Be ye driven into it (with ignominy)! And speak ye not to Me!
Qala ikhsaoo feeha walatukallimooni
23:109 “A part of My servants there was, who used to pray ‘our Lord! we believe; then do Thou forgive us, and have mercy upon us: For Thou art the Best of those who show mercy!”
Innahu kana fareequn min AAibadeeyaqooloona rabbana amanna faighfirlana wairhamna waanta khayru alrrahimeena
23:110 “But ye treated them with ridicule, so much so that (ridicule of) them made you forget My Message while ye were laughing at them!
Faittakhathtumoohumsikhriyyan hatta ansawkum thikree wakuntumminhum tadhakoona
23:111 “I have rewarded them this Day for their patience and constancy: they are indeed the ones that have achieved Bliss…”
Innee jazaytuhumu alyawma bima sabarooannahum humu alfa-izoona
23:112 He will say: “What number of years did ye stay on earth?”
Qala kam labithtum fee al-ardiAAadada sineena
23:113 They will say: “We stayed a day or part of a day: but ask those who keep account.”
Qaloo labithna yawman aw baAAdayawmin fais-ali alAAaddeena
23:114 He will say: “Ye stayed not but a little,- if ye had only known!
Qala in labithtum illaqaleelan law annakum kuntum taAAlamoona
23:115 “Did ye then think that We had created you in jest, and that ye would not be brought back to Us (for account)?”
Afahasibtum annama khalaqnakumAAabathan waannakum ilayna la turjaAAoona
23:116 Therefore exalted be Allah, the King, the Reality: there is no god but He, the Lord of the Throne of Honour!
FataAAala Allahualmaliku alhaqqu la ilaha illa huwarabbu alAAarshi alkareemi
23:117 If anyone invokes, besides Allah, Any other god, he has no authority therefor; and his reckoning will be only with his Lord! and verily the Unbelievers will fail to win through!
Waman yadAAu maAAa Allahi ilahanakhara la burhana lahu bihi fa-innamahisabuhu AAinda rabbihi innahu la yuflihualkafiroona
23:118 So say: “O my Lord! grant Thou forgiveness and mercy for Thou art the Best of those who show mercy!”
Waqul rabbi ighfir wairhamwaanta khayru alrrahimeena