Quran Surah 23 - Al-Mu'minun (The Believers)

Ayat 1 - THE TRUE BELIEVERS will be successful,
Ayat 2 - Who are humble in their service,
Ayat 3 - Who shun all frivolities,
Ayat 4 - Who strive for betterment;
Ayat 5 - Who guard their sex
Ayat 6 - Except from their wives and women slaves of old are free of blame,
Ayat 7 - But those who covet more than this will be transgressors;
Ayat 8 - And those who fulfil their trusts and keep their promises;
Ayat 9 - And those who are watchful of their acts of prayer.
Ayat 10 - These are the real gainers,
Ayat 11 - Who will inherit Paradise, and live in it for ever.
Ayat 12 - We created man from the finest extract of clay,
Ayat 13 - Then We placed him as a sperm in a firmly established lodging;
Ayat 14 - Then We fashioned the sperm into an embryo, then fashioned the embryo into a shapeless lump of flesh; then from the lump of flesh We fashioned bones, then clothed the bones with flesh. Thus We formed him into a new creation. So blessed be God the best of Creators.
Ayat 15 - And then you will certainly die,
Ayat 16 - Then will be raised up on the Day of Resurrection.
Ayat 17 - We made several highways one over the other above you. We are not neglectful of creation.
Ayat 18 - We send down water from the sky in determined measure, and store it up in the earth; and We have power to drain it away.
Ayat 19 - We grow orchards of dates and grapes from it for you, Which yield fruits in abundance that you eat.
Ayat 20 - The tree that grows on Mount Sinai yields oil and seasoning for those who eat.
Ayat 21 - There are lessons for you in the cattle from whose bellies We give you milk to drink, and there are other advantages that you derive from them, and some of them you eat;
Ayat 22 - And you are carried on them and on boats.
Ayat 23 - We sent Noah to his people. He said: "O my people, worship God, for you have no other god but He. Will you not take heed for yourselves?"
Ayat 24 - The chiefs of his people, who did not believe, said: "He is only a man like you. He wishes to acquire ascendancy over you. If God had willed He would have sent down angels. We never heard this from our elders.
Ayat 25 - He is only a man possessed; so wait and watch him for a time."
Ayat 26 - "O my Lord," prayed (Noah), "help me against them, for they accuse me of lies."
Ayat 27 - So We asked him to build the ark under Our eyes and guidance, (and said): "When Our command is issued and the source of water boils over, put a pair of every species in it, and your family except those for whom Our sentence has been passed already; and do not speak to Me for those who are wicked: They will be drowned.
Ayat 28 - When you and those with you have boarded the ark, say: ´All praise be to God who has delivered us from the people who were sinful.´
Ayat 29 - And say: ´O Lord, disembark me in a welcome place; You are the best of deliverers.´
Ayat 30 - There were surely signs in this; We will surely put you to the test.
Ayat 31 - After them We raised a new generation.
Ayat 32 - Then We sent to them an apostle from among them (who said): "Worship God, for you have no other god but He. Will you not take heed and fear God?"
Ayat 33 - The chiefs of the people who did not believe and denied the life to come, though We had given them good things of this life to enjoy, (said): "He is only a mortal like you. He eats as you do, and drinks as you drink.
Ayat 34 - So if you follow a man like yourself you will certainly be doomed.
Ayat 35 - Does he give you a promise that when you are dead and turned to dust and bones, you will be raised to life again?
Ayat 36 - How far-fetched what you are promised;
Ayat 37 - There is only the life of this world: We die and we live: there is no rising from the dead for us.
Ayat 38 - He is just a man who invents a lie about God; we cannot believe in him."
Ayat 39 - (The apostle prayed): "O Lord, deliver me, for they accuse me of lies."
Ayat 40 - Answered (the Lord): "They shall wake up repenting soon."
Ayat 41 - So they were rightly seized by a mighty blast; and We turned them into mouldy rubbish: A good riddance of the wicked people!
Ayat 42 - Then after them We raised other generations.
Ayat 43 - No nation can live beyond its allotted time, or lag behind.
Ayat 44 - Then We sent Our apostles one after the other. Every time an apostle came to a people they denied him. So We made one follow the other (to its doom), and turned them into bygone tales. Cursed be the people who do not believe!
Ayat 45 - Then We sent Moses and his brother Aaron with Our miracles and clear proofs
Ayat 46 - To Pharaoh and his nobles who behaved with arrogance, for they were a conceited lot,
Ayat 47 - And said: "Should we believe in two men like yourselves, whose people are our subjects?"
Ayat 48 - Then they accused them of lies, and joined the company of those who were destroyed.
Ayat 49 - And We gave the Book to Moses so that they may be guided.
Ayat 50 - And We made the son of Mary and his mother a sign, and gave them shelter on an elevated ground, sequestered, watered by a spring.
Ayat 51 - O you apostles, eat things that are clean, and do things that are good. We are surely cognisant of what you do.
Ayat 52 - Verily this your order is one order, and I am your Lord, so fear Me.
Ayat 53 - But then they divided up their order into different creeds, each section rejoicing in what it had come to have.
Ayat 54 - So leave them to their ignorance for a time.
Ayat 55 - Do they think that by increasing their wealth and children
Ayat 56 - We are hastening to reward them for good deeds? No. They do not comprehend.
Ayat 57 - Surely those who live in awe of their Lord,
Ayat 58 - Who believe in their Lord´s revelations,
Ayat 59 - Who do not associate any one with their Lord,
Ayat 60 - Who give whatsoever they give (in His way), and their hearts tremble with fear that they have to go back to their Lord,
Ayat 61 - Are the ones who hasten to goodness and outpace the others.
Ayat 62 - We do not burden a soul beyond capacity, for We have a record that tells the truth. No wrong will be done to any one.
Ayat 63 - Yet their hearts are oblivious of this; and besides, they are busy with other things,
Ayat 64 - So that when We seize the affluent among them with affliction, they will begin to implore for help.
Ayat 65 - "Do not supplicate for help today; you will not be rescued by Us;
Ayat 66 - For when My revelations were read out to you, you turned back on your heels and fled
Ayat 67 - Insolently, treating them like tales told at night."
Ayat 68 - Why did they not think over the message? Or has something come to them which had not come to their fathers?
Ayat 69 - Or did they not recognise their apostle, and rejected him?
Ayat 70 - Or do they say that he is possessed? In fact, he has brought the truth to them, but most of them abhor the truth.
Ayat 71 - Had truth been subject to their whims the heavens and the earth and all those within them would have been depraved. In fact We had sent them their reminder, but they turned away from good advice.
Ayat 72 - Or do you ask of them any tribute? In that case the tribute of your Lord is better, for He is the best of providers.
Ayat 73 - You are surely calling them to the right path.
Ayat 74 - But those who believe not in the Hereafter turn away from the straight path.
Ayat 75 - If We took compassion on them and removed the affliction they are in, they would only wander lost in confusion.
Ayat 76 - We had seized them with the punishment, but they did not bow before their Lord nor turned to Him in humility,
Ayat 77 - So that when at last We open up the gate of severe punishment on them they will be overwhelmed with despair.
Ayat 78 - It is He who gave you hearing, sight, and hearts, but only few of you give thanks.
Ayat 79 - It is He who multiplied you on the earth, and it will be before Him that you will be gathered.
Ayat 80 - It is He who gives you life and death, and His the alternation of night and day. Even then you do not understand,
Ayat 81 - And talk as did the people of old.
Ayat 82 - They say: "When we are dead and turned to dust and bones, shall we be raised to life again?
Ayat 83 - We and our fathers were promised this before; it is nothing but ancient lore!"
Ayat 84 - Say: "To whom does the earth and whosoever is upon it then belong, if you know?"
Ayat 85 - They will say: "To God." Say: "Then why do you not bethink yourselves?"
Ayat 86 - Say: "Then who is the Lord of the seven skies? And who is the Lord of the mighty Throne?"
Ayat 87 - They will say: "God." Say: "Then why do you not obey and fear Him?"
Ayat 88 - Say: "Whose is the sovereignty over all things, who protects, and against whom there is no protection? {Answer) if you have knowledge."
Ayat 89 - They will say: "God´s." Say: "Then why are you so deluded?"
Ayat 90 - In fact We have sent the truth to them, but they are liars.
Ayat 91 - God has not begotten a son, nor is there any god besides Him. Had this been so, each god would have taken away what he had created with him, and some would have risen over the others. God is much too glorious for what they attribute (to Him)!
Ayat 92 - The knower of the absent and the present, too exalted is He for what they associate (with Him)!
Ayat 93 - Say: "O Lord, if I am made to see what has been promised them,
Ayat 94 - Then do not, O Lord, put me among the sinners."
Ayat 95 - We have certainly the power to make you see what We have promised them.
Ayat 96 - Dispel evil with what is good. We know well what they attribute (to Us).
Ayat 97 - Say: "My Lord, I seek refuge in You from the evil promptings of the devils.
Ayat 98 - I seek refuge in You lest they come to me. "
Ayat 99 - (But the unbelievers will persist) until when death comes to one of them he will say: "O Lord, send me back again
Ayat 100 - That I may do some good I did not do (in the world)." Not so. These are only words he utters. Behind them lies the intervening barrier (stretching) to the day of their resurrection.
Ayat 101 - When the trumpet blast is sounded no ties of lineage will hold among them, nor will they ask after one another.
Ayat 102 - Only those whose scales are heavier in the balance will find happiness.
Ayat 103 - But those whose scales are lighter will perish and abide in Hell for ever.
Ayat 104 - Their faces will be scorched by flames, and they will grin and scowl within it.
Ayat 105 - "Were not My messages read out to you? But you denied them."
Ayat 106 - They will say: "O Lord, our misery overwhelmed us, so we remained a people astray.
Ayat 107 - Get us out of this, O Lord. If we transgress we will surely be sinful."
Ayat 108 - He will say: "Remain condemned in it, and do not speak to Me.
Ayat 109 - There was a section among My creatures that said: ´O Lord, we believe. Forgive us and have mercy upon us, for You are the best of the merciful.´
Ayat 110 - But you ridiculed them. So much so that out of (spite) for them you forgot to remember Me and laughed at them.
Ayat 111 - I have rewarded them this day for they were constant, and they have come to attainment."
Ayat 112 - They will be asked: "How long did you live on the earth in terms of years?"
Ayat 113 - They will say: "A day or less than a day. Ask the enumerators of numbers."
Ayat 114 - He will say: "You stayed there only a moment, if you knew.
Ayat 115 - Do you think We created you for nothing, and that you will not return to Us?"
Ayat 116 - Exalted then be God, the King, the Real. There is no god but He, the Lord of the glorious throne.
Ayat 117 - Whoever worships another god apart from God, for which he holds no proof, will have to account for it before his Lord. Verily the unbelievers will not prosper.
Ayat 118 - Say: "My Lord, forgive and have mercy. You are the best of the merciful."