(Revealed at Mecca - contains 118 verses - 6 sections)

Allah - beginning with the name of - the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful


Section 1

[Mominun 23:01] Successful indeed are the believers.

[Mominun 23:02] Those who humbly cry in their prayers.

[Mominun 23:03] And who do not incline towards indecent matters.

[Mominun 23:04] And who pay the (obligatory) charity.

[Mominun 23:05] And who guard their private organs.

[Mominun 23:06] Except from their wives or the legal bondwomen that they possess, for then there is no blame upon them.

[Mominun 23:07] So whoever desires more than these two - they are crossing the limits.

[Mominun 23:08] And those who keep proper regard for their trusts and their pledges.

[Mominun 23:09] And who guard their prayers.

[Mominun 23:10] They are the inheritors.

[Mominun 23:11] Those who will get the inheritance of Paradise; they will abide in it forever.

[Mominun 23:12] Indeed We created man from a chosen soil.

[Mominun 23:13] Then made him a drop of fluid in a secure shelter.

[Mominun 23:14] We then turned the drop of fluid into a clot of blood, then the clot into a small lump of flesh, then the lump into bones, then covered the bones with flesh; then developed it in a different mould; therefore Most Auspicious is Allah, the Best Creator.

[Mominun 23:15] Then after that, certainly all of you are to die.

[Mominun 23:16] Then you will all be raised on the Day of Resurrection.

[Mominun 23:17] And indeed We have created seven paths above you; and We are not unmindful of the creation.

[Mominun 23:18] And We sent down water from the sky in proper measure, then stored it in the earth; and indeed We are Able to take it away!

[Mominun 23:19] So with it We produced gardens of date-palms and grapes for you, in which is abundant fruit for you and you eat therefrom.

[Mominun 23:20] And created the tree that comes forth from Mount Sinai - that grows containing oil and curry for the eaters.

[Mominun 23:21] And indeed in the cattle is a lesson for you; We give you to drink what is in their bellies, and there are many benefits for you in them, and in them is your food.

[Mominun 23:22] And you are carried on them and on the ship.

Section 2

[Mominun 23:23] And indeed We sent Nooh towards his people - he therefore said, "O my people! Worship Allah, you do not have any other God except Him; so do you not fear?"

[Mominun 23:24] So the disbelieving chieftains of his people said, "He is just a human like you, he wishes to become your leader; and had Allah willed, He would have sent down angels; We did not hear this in the case of our forefathers."

[Mominun 23:25] "He is not but a man insane, therefore wait for some time."

[Mominun 23:26] Submitted Nooh, "My Lord! Help me as they deny me."

[Mominun 23:27] So We sent him the divine revelation that, "Make the ship in front of Our sight, and by Our command – then when Our command comes and the oven overflows, embark in it two of every couple, and from your household except those upon whom the Word has been decreed; and do not speak to Me in respect of these unjust people; they will surely be drowned."

[Mominun 23:28] "And when you and those with you have safely boarded the ship say, ‘All praise is to Allah Who has rescued us from the unjust.’ "

[Mominun 23:29] And pray, "My Lord! Cause me to alight at a blessed place – and You are the Best of all who bring to settle."

[Mominun 23:30] Indeed, surely in this are signs and indeed surely, We were examining.

[Mominun 23:31] Then after them, We created another generation.

[Mominun 23:32] So We sent among them a Noble Messenger from among them (saying), "Worship Allah, you do not have any other God except Him; so do you not fear?"

Section 3

[Mominun 23:33] And said the leaders of his people, who disbelieved and denied the confronting of the Hereafter - and We had given them comfort in the worldly life – that, "He is nothing but a human like you, he eats from what you eat and drinks from what you drink."

[Mominun 23:34] "If you were to obey a human like yourselves, then surely you are losers!"

[Mominun 23:35] "Does he promise you that when you die and turn into dust and bones, you will be raised again?"

[Mominun 23:36] "How remote, (really) how remote is the promise you are given!"

[Mominun 23:37] "There is nothing except our life of this world, we die and we live, and we are not to be raised."

[Mominun 23:38] "He is just a man who has fabricated a lie against Allah, and we are not going to believe him."

[Mominun 23:39] He said, "My Lord! Help me as they deny me."

[Mominun 23:40] Said Allah, "They will soon wake up at morn, regretting."

[Mominun 23:41] So the true Scream seized them - We therefore made them like rotten hay; so away with the unjust people!

[Mominun 23:42] Then after them, We created other generations.

[Mominun 23:43] No nation can go before its term ends nor stay back.

[Mominun 23:44] We then sent our Noble Messengers, one after another; whenever a nation’s Noble Messenger came to it they denied him, We therefore united the succeeding with the old, and made them history; so far removed be the people who do not believe!

[Mominun 23:45] We then sent Moosa and his brother Haroon, with Our signs and a clear proof.

[Mominun 23:46] Towards Firaun and his court members – in response they were haughty, and they were in dominance.

[Mominun 23:47] They therefore said, "Shall we believe in two humans like ourselves, whereas their nation is servile to us?"

[Mominun 23:48] So they denied them – therefore became of those who were destroyed.

[Mominun 23:49] And indeed We gave Moosa the Book, that they may attain guidance.

[Mominun 23:50] And We made the son of Maryam (Prophet Eisa) and his mother a sign, and We gave them shelter on a height, a place to stay and visible springs.

Section 4

[Mominun 23:51] "O Noble Messengers, eat good clean things, and do good deeds; I know all that you do."

[Mominun 23:52] "And indeed this religion of yours is one religion only and I am your Lord, therefore fear Me."

[Mominun 23:53] But their nations broke their tasks into pieces; every group happy with what it has.

[Mominun 23:54] So leave them in their intoxication till a time.

[Mominun 23:55] Do they assume that the wealth and sons which We provide them -

[Mominun 23:56] Are quickly giving them goodness? In fact, they do not know.

[Mominun 23:57] Indeed those who are overwhelmed due to the fear of their Lord -

[Mominun 23:58] And those who believe in the signs of their Lord -

[Mominun 23:59] And those who do not ascribe any partner to their Lord -

[Mominun 23:60] And those who give what they give and their hearts fear for they have to return to their Lord.

[Mominun 23:61] These people hasten to perform goodness, and it is they who shall reach it first.

[Mominun 23:62] And We do not burden any soul beyond its capacity, and with Us is a Book * that speaks the truth, and they will not be wronged. (* The preserved tablet or the record of one’s deeds.)

[Mominun 23:63] On the contrary, their hearts are in neglect of this and their works are different than those of the believers, the works that they are doing.

[Mominun 23:64] To the extent that when We seized the wealthy among them with punishment, they immediately began imploring.

[Mominun 23:65] "Do not implore this day; you will not be helped by Us."

[Mominun 23:66] "My verses were recited to you, so you used to turn back on your heels."

[Mominun 23:67] "Priding yourself in serving the Sacred Mosque; at night you utter indecent stories in it, while discarding the truth."

[Mominun 23:68] Have they not pondered the matter, or did that come to them, which did not come to their forefathers?

[Mominun 23:69] Or is it that they did not recognise their Noble Messenger, therefore they consider him alien?

[Mominun 23:70] Or they say, "He is afflicted by a demon"; in fact he brought the Truth to them, and most of them dislike the Truth.

[Mominun 23:71] And had the Truth followed their desires, then indeed the heavens and the earth and all those who are in them would be destroyed; in fact We brought to them a thing in which lay their repute, so they are turned away from their own repute.

[Mominun 23:72] Do you (O dear Prophet Mohammed - peace and blessings be upon him) ask any fee from them? So the reward of your Lord is the best; and He is the Best Provider of Sustenance.

[Mominun 23:73] And indeed you call them to the Straight Path.

[Mominun 23:74] And indeed those who do not believe in the Hereafter are deviated from the Straight Path.

[Mominun 23:75] And if We have mercy upon them and remove the calamity which has befallen them, they would still stubbornly persist, wandering in their rebellion.

[Mominun 23:76] And indeed We grasped them with punishment, so neither did they submit themselves to their Lord, nor do they cry humbly.

[Mominun 23:77] To the extent that when We opened the gate of a severe punishment for them, they thereupon lie despairingly in it.

Section 5

[Mominun 23:78] And it is He Who has created ears and eyes and hearts for you; very little is the right you acknowledge.

[Mominun 23:79] And it is He Who has spread you in the earth, and towards Him you are to be raised.

[Mominun 23:80] And it is He Who gives life and causes death, and for Him are the alternations of night and day; so do you not have sense?

[Mominun 23:81] On the contrary, they said the same as what the former people used to say.

[Mominun 23:82] They say, "Will we, when we die and turn into dust and bones, be raised again?"

[Mominun 23:83] "Indeed this promise was given to us and before us to our forefathers – this is nothing but stories of earlier people."

[Mominun 23:84] Say O dear Prophet (Mohammed – peace and blessings be upon him), "To Whom does the earth and all that is in it belong to, if you know?"

[Mominun 23:85] Thereupon they will say, "To Allah"; proclaim, "Therefore why do you not ponder?"

[Mominun 23:86] Say, "Who is the Lord of the seven heavens, and the Lord of the Tremendous Throne?"

[Mominun 23:87] Thereupon they will say, "Such greatness is only that of Allah"; say, "So why do you not fear?"

[Mominun 23:88] Say, "In Whose hand is the control over all things, and He provides refuge, and none can provide refuge against Him, if you know?"

[Mominun 23:89] Thereupon they will say, "Such greatness is only that of Allah"; say, "Then by what magic are you deceived?"

[Mominun 23:90] In fact We brought the Truth to them, and indeed they are liars.

[Mominun 23:91] Allah has not chosen any child, nor any other God along with Him – were it so, each God would have taken away its creation, and each one would certainly wish superiority over the other; Purity is to Allah above all the matters they fabricate.

[Mominun 23:92] The All Knowing, of every hidden and the visible – so Supremacy is to Him over their ascribing of partners (to Him).

Section 6

[Mominun 23:93] Pray, "My Lord! If You show me the promise they are given,"

[Mominun 23:94] "Therefore my Lord, do not group me with the unjust."

[Mominun 23:95] And indeed We are Able to show you the promise they are given.

[Mominun 23:96] Repel evil with the best deeds; We well know the matters that they fabricate.

[Mominun 23:97] And submit, "My Lord! I seek Your refuge from the instigation of the devils."

[Mominun 23:98] "And my Lord, (I seek) Your refuge from their coming to me."

[Mominun 23:99] Until, when death comes to one* of them, he says, "O my Lord, send me back!" (The disbelievers)

[Mominun 23:100] "Perhaps I may do some good deeds in what I have left behind"; this is just a word that he utters from his mouth; and confronting them is a barrier until the day in which they will be raised.

[Mominun 23:101] So when the Trumpet is blown - so there will neither be any relationship among them * that day, nor will they ask about one another. (The disbelievers)

[Mominun 23:102] Therefore the ones whose scales prove heavy - they are the successful.

[Mominun 23:103] And the ones whose scales prove light – it is they who put their lives into ruin, remaining in hell forever.

[Mominun 23:104] The fire shall scorch their faces, and they will remain dejected in it.

[Mominun 23:105] "Were not My verses recited to you, so you used to deny them?"

[Mominun 23:106] They will say, "Our Lord! Our ill-fate overcame us, and we were the astray people."

[Mominun 23:107] "Our Lord, remove us from hell – then if we do the same, we are the unjust."

[Mominun 23:108] Allah will say, "Remain rebuked in it, and do not speak to Me."

[Mominun 23:109] "Indeed there was a group among My bondmen who said, 'Our Lord! We have accepted faith, therefore forgive us and have mercy on us, and You are the Best Among The Merciful.' "

[Mominun 23:110] "So you took them for a mockery until your mocking at them made you forget My remembrance, and you used to laugh at them!"

[Mominun 23:111] "Indeed this day I have rewarded them for their endurance, so that it is they who are the successful."

[Mominun 23:112] He will say, "How long did you stay on earth, counting by the number of years?

[Mominun 23:113] They will say, "We stayed a day or part of a day, so ask those who keep count."

[Mominun 23:114] He will say, "You stayed but only a little, if you knew."

[Mominun 23:115] So do you think that We have created you needlessly, and that you do not have to return to Us?

[Mominun 23:116] So Most Supreme is Allah, the True King; there is no God except Him; Lord of the Throne of Honour.

[Mominun 23:117] And the one who worships any other God along with Allah – of which he does not have any proof – his account is with his Lord; indeed there is no salvation for the disbelievers.

[Mominun 23:118] And (O dear Prophet Mohammed - peace and blessings be upon him) say, "My Lord! Forgive and have mercy, and You are the Best of all the Merciful.


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