Surah 67 - The Kingdom
In the Name
of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.
Blessed is He in Whose hand is the kingdom, and He has power over all things,
created death and life that He may try you -- which of you is best in deeds; and He is the
Mighty, the Forgiving,
created the seven heavens one above another; you see no incongruity in the creation of the
Beneficent God; then look again, can you see any disorder?
turn back the eye again and again; your look shall come back to you confused while it is
certainly We have adorned this lower heaven with lamps and We have made these missiles for
the Shaitans, and We have prepared for them the chastisement of burning.
for those who disbelieve in their Lord is the punishment of hell, and evil is the resort.
they shall be cast therein, they shall hear a loud moaning of it as it heaves,
Almost bursting for fury. Whenever a group is cast into it, its keeper shall ask them: Did
there not come to you a warner?
shall say: Yea! indeed there came to us a warner, but we rejected (him) and said: Allah
has not revealed anything, you are only in a great error.
they shall say: Had we but listened or pondered, we should not have been among the inmates
of the burning fire.
they shall acknowledge their sins, but far will be (forgiveness) from the inmates of the
for) those who fear their Lord in secret, they shall surely have forgiveness and a great
conceal your word or manifest it; surely He is Cognizant of what is in the hearts.
He not know, Who created? And He is the Knower of the subtleties, the Aware.
it is Who made the earth smooth for you, therefore go about in the spacious sides thereof,
and eat of His sustenance, and to Him is the return after death.
you secure of those in the heaven that He should not make the earth to swallow you up?
Then lo! it shall be in a state of commotion.
are you secure of those in the heaven that He should not send down upon you a punishment?
Then shall you know how was My warning.
certainly those before them rejected (the truth), then how was My disapproval.
they not seen the birds above them expanding (their wings) and contracting (them)? What is
it that withholds them save the Beneficent God? Surely He sees everything.
who is it that will be a host for you to assist you besides the Beneficent God? The
unbelievers are only in deception.
who is it that will give you sustenance if He should withhold His sustenance? Nay! they
persist in disdain and aversion.
What! is he who goes prone upon his face better guided or he who walks upright upon a
He it is Who brought you into being and made for you the ears and the eyes and the hearts:
little is it that you give thanks.
He it is Who multiplied you in the earth and to Him you shall be gathered.
they say: When shall this threat be (executed) if you are truthful?
The knowledge (thereof is only with Allah and I am only a plain warner.
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.
Have you considered if Allah should destroy me and those with me -- rather He will have
mercy on us; yet who will protect the unbelievers from a painful punishment?
He is the Beneficent God, we believe in Him and on Him do we rely, so you shall come to
know who it is that is in clear error.
Have you considered if your water should go down, who is it then that will bring you
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