In The Name Of Allah The Entirely Merciful The Especially Merciful
15:1 Alif, Lam, Ra. These are the verses of the Book and a clear Qur'an.
15:2 Perhaps those who disbelieve will wish that they had been Muslims.
15:3 Let them eat and enjoy themselves and be diverted by [false] hope, for they are going to know.
15:4 And We did not destroy any city but that for it was a known decree.
15:5 No nation will precede its term, nor will they remain thereafter.
15:6 And they say,"O you upon whom the message has been sent down, indeed you are mad.
15:7 Why do you not bring us the angels, if you should be among the truthful?"
15:8 We do not send down the angels except with truth; and the disbelievers would not then be reprieved.
15:9 Indeed, it is We who sent down the Qur'an and indeed, We will be its guardian.
15:10 And We had certainly sent [messengers] before you, [O Muhammad], among the sects of the former peoples.
15:11 And no messenger would come to them except that they ridiculed him.
15:12 Thus do We insert denial into the hearts of the criminals.
15:13 They will not believe in it, while there has already occurred the precedent of the former peoples.
15:14 And [even] if We opened to them a gate from the heaven and they continued therein to ascend,
15:15 They would say, "Our eyes have only been dazzled. Rather, we are a people affected by magic."
15:16 And We have placed within the heaven great stars and have beautified it for the observers.
15:17 And We have protected it from every devil expelled [from the mercy of Allah ]
15:18 Except one who steals a hearing and is pursued by a clear burning flame.
15:19 And the earth - We have spread it and cast therein firmly set mountains and caused to grow therein [something] of every well-balanced thing.
15:20 And We have made for you therein means of living and [for] those for whom you are not providers.
15:21 And there is not a thing but that with Us are its depositories, and We do not send it down except according to a known measure.
15:22 And We have sent the fertilizing winds and sent down water from the sky and given you drink from it. And you are not its retainers.
15:23 And indeed, it is We who give life and cause death, and We are the Inheritor.
15:24 And We have already known the preceding [generations] among you, and We have already known the later [ones to come].
15:25 And indeed, your Lord will gather them; indeed, He is Wise and Knowing.
15:26 And We did certainly create man out of clay from an altered black mud.
15:27 And the jinn We created before from scorching fire.
15:28 And [mention, O Muhammad], when your Lord said to the angels, "I will create a human being out of clay from an altered black mud.
15:29 And when I have proportioned him and breathed into him of My [created] soul, then fall down to him in prostration."
15:30 So the angels prostrated - all of them entirely,
15:31 Except Iblees, he refused to be with those who prostrated.
15:32 [ Allah ] said, O Iblees, what is [the matter] with you that you are not with those who prostrate?"
15:33 He said, "Never would I prostrate to a human whom You created out of clay from an altered black mud."
15:34 [ Allah ] said, "Then get out of it, for indeed, you are expelled.
15:35 And indeed, upon you is the curse until the Day of Recompense."
15:36 He said,"My Lord, then reprieve me until the Day they are resurrected."
15:37 [ Allah ] said, "So indeed, you are of those reprieved
15:38 Until the Day of the time well-known."
15:39 [Iblees] said, "My Lord, because You have put me in error, I will surely make [disobedience] attractive to them on earth, and I will mislead them all
15:40 Except, among them, Your chosen servants."
15:41 [ Allah ] said, "This is a path [of return] to Me [that is] straight.
15:42 Indeed, My servants - no authority will you have over them, except those who follow you of the deviators.
15:43 And indeed, Hell is the promised place for them all.
15:44 It has seven gates; for every gate is of them a portion designated."
15:45 Indeed, the righteous will be within gardens and springs.
15:46 [Having been told], "Enter it in peace, safe [and secure]."
15:47 And We will remove whatever is in their breasts of resentment, [so they will be] brothers, on thrones facing each other.
15:48 No fatigue will touch them therein, nor from it will they [ever] be removed.
15:49 [O Muhammad], inform My servants that it is I who am the Forgiving, the Merciful.
15:50 And that it is My punishment which is the painful punishment.
15:51 And inform them about the guests of Abraham,
15:52 When they entered upon him and said, "Peace." [Abraham] said, "Indeed, we are fearful of you."
15:53 [The angels] said, "Fear not. Indeed, we give you good tidings of a learned boy."
15:54 He said, "Have you given me good tidings although old age has come upon me? Then of what [wonder] do you inform?"
15:55 They said, "We have given you good tidings in truth, so do not be of the despairing."
15:56 He said, "And who despairs of the mercy of his Lord except for those astray?"
15:57 [Abraham] said, "Then what is your business [here], O messengers?"
15:58 They said, "Indeed, we have been sent to a people of criminals,
15:59 Except the family of Lot; indeed, we will save them all
15:60 Except his wife." Allah decreed that she is of those who remain behind.
15:61 And when the messengers came to the family of Lot,
15:62 He said, "Indeed, you are people unknown."
15:63 They said, "But we have come to you with that about which they were disputing,
15:64 And we have come to you with truth, and indeed, we are truthful.
15:65 So set out with your family during a portion of the night and follow behind them and let not anyone among you look back and continue on to where you are commanded."
15:66 And We conveyed to him [the decree] of that matter: that those [sinners] would be eliminated by early morning.
15:67 And the people of the city came rejoicing.
15:68 [Lot] said, "Indeed, these are my guests, so do not shame me.
15:69 And fear Allah and do not disgrace me."
15:70 They said, "Have we not forbidden you from [protecting] people?"
15:71 [Lot] said, "These are my daughters - if you would be doers [of lawful marriage]."
15:72 By your life, [O Muhammad], indeed they were, in their intoxication, wandering blindly.
15:73 So the shriek seized them at sunrise.
15:74 And We made the highest part [of the city] its lowest and rained upon them stones of hard clay.
15:75 Indeed in that are signs for those who discern.
15:76 And indeed, those cities are [situated] on an established road.
15:77 Indeed in that is a sign for the believers.
15:78 And the companions of the thicket were [also] wrongdoers.
15:79 So We took retribution from them, and indeed, both [cities] are on a clear highway.
15:80 And certainly did the companions of Thamud deny the messengers.
15:81 And We gave them Our signs, but from them they were turning away.
15:82 And they used to carve from the mountains, houses, feeling secure.
15:83 But the shriek seized them at early morning.
15:84 So nothing availed them [from] what they used to earn.
15:85 And We have not created the heavens and earth and that between them except in truth. And indeed, the Hour is coming; so forgive with gracious forgiveness.
15:86 Indeed, your Lord - He is the Knowing Creator.
15:87 And We have certainly given you, [O Muhammad], seven of the often repeated [verses] and the great Qur'an.
15:88 Do not extend your eyes toward that by which We have given enjoyment to [certain] categories of the disbelievers, and do not grieve over them. And lower your wing to the believers
15:89 And say, "Indeed, I am the clear warner" –
15:90 Just as We had revealed [scriptures] to the separators
15:91 Who have made the Qur'an into portions.
15:92 So by your Lord, We will surely question them all
15:93 About what they used to do.
15:94 Then declare what you are commanded and turn away from the polytheists.
15:95 Indeed, We are sufficient for you against the mockers
15:96 Who make [equal] with Allah another deity. But they are going to know.
15:97 And We already know that your breast is constrained by what they say.
15:98 So exalt [ Allah ] with praise of your Lord and be of those who prostrate [to Him].
15:99 And worship your Lord until there comes to you the certainty (death).