Surah 14 Abraham - Ibrahim, 52 verses (Makka)
In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
- A. L. R. A Book which We have revealed unto thee,
in order that thou mightest lead mankind out of the
depths of darkness into light - by the leave of their
Lord - to the Way of (Him) the Exalted in power, worthy
of all praise!-
- Of God, to Whom do belong all things in the heavens
and on earth! But alas for the Unbelievers for a
terrible penalty (their Unfaith will bring them)!-
- Those who love the life of this world more than the
Hereafter, who hinder (men) from the Path of God and
seek therein something crooked: they are astray by a
- We sent not an apostle except (to teach) in the
language of his (own) people, in order to make (things)
clear to them. Now God leaves straying those whom He
pleases and guides whom He pleases: and He is Exalted
in power, full of Wisdom.
- We sent Moses with Our signs (and the command).
"Bring out thy people from the depths of darkness into
light, and teach them to remember the Days of God."
Verily in this there are Signs for such as are firmly
patient and constant,- grateful and appreciative.
- Remember! Moses said to his people: "Call to mind
the favour of God to you when He delivered you from the
people of Pharaoh: they set you hard tasks and
punishments, slaughtered your sons, and let your
women-folk live: therein was a tremendous trial from
- And remember! your Lord caused to be declared
(publicly): "If ye are grateful, I will add more
(favours) unto you; But if ye show ingratitude, truly
My punishment is terrible indeed."
- And Moses said: "If ye show ingratitude, ye and all
on earth together, yet is God free of all wants, worthy
of all praise.
- Has not the story reached you, (O people!), of
those who (went) before you? - of the people of Noah,
and 'Ad, and Thamud? - And of those who (came) after
them? None knows them but God. To them came apostles
with Clear (Signs); but they put their hands up to
their mouths, and said: "We do deny (the mission) on
which ye have been sent, and we are really in
suspicious (disquieting) doubt as to that to which ye
- Their apostles said: "Is there a doubt about God,
The Creator of the heavens and the earth? It is He Who
invites you, in order that He may forgive you your sins
and give you respite for a term appointed!" They said:
"Ah! ye are no more than human, like ourselves! Ye wish
to turn us away from the (gods) our fathers used to
worship: then bring us some clear authority."
- Their apostles said to them: "True, we are human
like yourselves, but God doth grant His grace to such
of his servants as He pleases. It is not for us to
bring you an authority except as God permits. And on
God let all men of faith put their trust.
- "No reason have we why we should not put our trust
on God. Indeed He Has guided us to the Ways we
(follow). We shall certainly bear with patience all the
hurt you may cause us. For those who put their trust
should put their trust on God."
- And the Unbelievers said to their apostles: "Be
sure we shall drive you out of our land, or ye shall
return to our religion." But their Lord inspired (this
Message) to them: "Verily We shall cause the
wrong-doers to perish!
- "And verily We shall cause you to abide in the
land, and succeed them. This for such as fear the Time
when they shall stand before My tribunal,- such as fear
the punishment denounced."
- But they sought victory and decision (there and
then), and frustration was the lot of every powerful
- In front of such a one is Hell, and he is given,
for drink, boiling fetid water.
- In gulps will he sip it, but never will he be near
swallowing it down his throat: death will come to him
from every quarter, yet will he not die: and in front
of him will be a chastisement unrelenting.
- The parable of those who reject their Lord is that
their works are as ashes, on which the wind blows
furiously on a tempestuous day: No power have they over
aught that they have earned: that is the straying far,
far (from the goal).
- Seest thou not that God created the heavens and the
earth in Truth? If He so will, He can remove you and
put (in your place) a new creation?
- Nor is that for God any great matter.
- They will all be marshalled before God together:
then will the weak say to those who were arrogant, "For
us, we but followed you; can ye then avail us to all
against the wrath of God?" They will reply, "If we had
received the Guidance of God, we should have given it
to you: to us it makes no difference (now) whether we
rage, or bear (these torments) with patience: for
ourselves there is no way of escape."
- And Satan will say when the matter is decided: "It
was God Who gave you a promise of Truth: I too
promised, but I failed in my promise to you. I had no
authority over you except to call you but ye listened
to me: then reproach not me, but reproach your own
souls. I cannot listen to your cries, nor can ye listen
to mine. I reject your former act in associating me
with God. For wrong-doers there must be a grievous
- But those who believe and work righteousness will
be admitted to gardens beneath which rivers flow,- to
dwell therein for aye with the leave of their Lord.
Their greeting therein will be: "Peace!"
- Seest thou not how God sets forth a parable? - A
goodly word like a goodly tree, whose root is firmly
fixed, and its branches (reach) to the heavens,- of its
Lord. So God sets forth parables for men, in order that
they may receive admonition.
- It brings forth its fruit at all times, by the
leave of its Lord. So God sets forth parables for men,
in order that they may receive admonition.
- And the parable of an evil Word is that of an evil
tree: It is torn up by the root from the surface of the
earth: it has no stability.
- God will establish in strength those who believe,
with the word that stands firm, in this world and in
the Hereafter; but God will leave, to stray, those who
do wrong: God doeth what He willeth.
- Hast thou not turned thy vision to those who have
changed the favour of God. Into blasphemy and caused
their people to descend to the House of Perdition?-
- Into Hell? They will burn therein,- an evil place
to stay in!
- And they set up (idols) as equal to God, to mislead
(men) from the Path! Say: "Enjoy (your brief power)!
But verily ye are making straightway for Hell!"
- Speak to my servants who have believed, that they
may establish regular prayers, and spend (in charity)
out of the sustenance we have given them, secretly and
openly, before the coming of a Day in which there will
be neither mutual bargaining nor befriending.
- It is God Who hath created the heavens and the
earth and sendeth down rain from the skies, and with it
bringeth out fruits wherewith to feed you; it is He Who
hath made the ships subject to you, that they may sail
through the sea by His command; and the rivers (also)
hath He made subject to you.
- And He hath made subject to you the sun and the
moon, both diligently pursuing their courses; and the
night and the day hath he (also) made subject to you.
- And He giveth you of all that ye ask for. But if ye
count the favours of God, never will ye be able to
number them. Verily, man is given up to injustice and
- Remember Abraham said: "O my Lord! make this city
one of peace and security: and preserve me and my sons
from worshipping idols.
- "O my Lord! they have indeed led astray many among
mankind; He then who follows my (ways) is of me, and he
that disobeys me,- but Thou art indeed Oft-forgiving,
- "O our Lord! I have made some of my offspring to
dwell in a valley without cultivation, by Thy Sacred
House; in order, O our Lord, that they may establish
regular Prayer: so fill the hearts of some among men
with love towards them, and feed them with fruits: so
that they may give thanks.
- "O our Lord! truly Thou dost know what we conceal
and what we reveal: for nothing whatever is hidden from
God, whether on earth or in heaven.
- "Praise be to God, Who hath granted unto me in old
age Isma'il and Isaac: for truly my Lord is He, the
Hearer of Prayer!
- O my Lord! make me one who establishes regular
Prayer, and also (raise such) among my offspring O our
Lord! and accept Thou my Prayer.
- "O our Lord! cover (us) with Thy Forgiveness - me,
my parents, and (all) Believers, on the Day that the
Reckoning will be established!
- Think not that God doth not heed the deeds of those
who do wrong. He but giveth them respite against a Day
when the eyes will fixedly stare in horror,-
- They running forward with necks outstretched, their
heads uplifted, their gaze returning not towards them,
and their hearts a (gaping) void!
- So warn mankind of the Day when the Wrath will
reach them: then will the wrong-doers say: "Our Lord!
respite us (if only) for a short term: we will answer
Thy call, and follow the apostles!" "What! were ye not
wont to swear aforetime that ye should suffer no
- "And ye dwelt in the dwellings of men who wronged
their own souls; ye were clearly shown how We dealt
with them; and We put forth (many) parables in your
- Mighty indeed were the plots which they made, but
their plots were (well) within the sight of God, even
though they were such as to shake the hills!
- Never think that God would fail his apostles in His
promise: for God is Exalted in power, - the Lord of
- One day the earth will be changed to a different
earth, and so will be the heavens, and (men) will be
marshalled forth, before God, the One, the
- And thou wilt see the sinners that day bound
together in fetters;-
- Their garments of liquid pitch, and their faces
covered with Fire;
- That God may requite each soul according to its
deserts; and verily God is swift in calling to account.
- Here is a Message for mankind: Let them take
warning therefrom, and let them know that He is (no
other than) One God: let men of understanding take
Surah 13 The Thunder
Surah 14 Abraham
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