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In the name of Allah, the most compassionate, the most merciful

Quran 16:1. The commandment of Allah will come to pass, so seek not ye to hasten it. Glorified and Exalted be He above all that they associate .

Quran 16:2. He sendeth down the angels with the Spirit of His command unto whom He will of His bondmen, : Warn mankind that there is no God save Me, so keep your duty unto Me.

Quran 16:3. He hath created the heavens and the earth with truth. High be He Exalted above all that they associate .

Quran 16:4. He hath created man from a drop of fluid, yet behold! he is an open opponent.

Quran 16:5. And the cattle hath He created, whence ye have warm clothing and uses, and whereof ye eat;

Quran 16:6. And wherein is beauty for you, when ye bring them home, and when ye take them out to pasture.

Quran 16:7. And they bear your loads for you unto a land ye could not reach save with great trouble to yourselves. Lo! your Lord is Full of Pity, Merciful.

Quran 16:8. And horses and mules and asses that ye may ride them, and for ornament. And He createth that which ye know not.

Quran 16:9. And Allah's is the direction of the way, and some go not straight. And had He willed He would have led you all aright.

Quran 16:10. He it is Who sendeth down water from the sky, whence ye have drink, and whence are trees on which ye send your beasts to pasture.

Quran 16:11. Therewith He causeth crops to grow for you, and the olive and the date-palm and grapes and all kinds of fruit. Lo! herein is indeed a portent for people who reflect.

Quran 16:12. And He hath constrained the night and the day and the sun and the moon to be of service unto you, and the stars are made subservient by His command. Lo! herein indeed are portents for people who have sense.

Quran 16:13. And whatsoever He hath created for you in the earth of divers hues, lo! therein is indeed a portent for people who take heed.

Quran 16:14. And He it is Who hath constrained the sea to be of service that ye eat fresh meat from thence, and bring forth from thence ornaments which ye wear. And thou seest the ships ploughing it that ye may seek of His bounty and that haply ye may give thanks.

Quran 16:15. And He hath cast into the earth firm hills that it quake not with you, and streams and roads that ye may find a way.

Quran 16:16. And landmarks , and by the star they find a way.

Quran 16:17. Is He then Who createth as him who createth not ? Will ye not then remember ?

Quran 16:18. And if ye would count the favour of Allah ye cannot reckon it. Lo! Allah is indeed Forgiving, Merciful.

Quran 16:19. And Allah knoweth that which ye keep hidden and that which ye proclaim.

Quran 16:20. Those unto whom they cry beside Allah created naught, but are themselves created.

Quran 16:21. dead, not living. And they know not when they will be raised.

Quran 16:22. Your God is One God. But as for those who believe not in the Hereafter their hearts refuse to know, for they are proud.

Quran 16:23. Assuredly Allah knoweth that which they keep hidden and that which they proclaim. Lo! He loveth not the proud.

Quran 16:24. And when it is said unto them: What hath your Lord revealed ? they say: fables of the men of old,

Quran 16:25. That they may bear their burdens undiminished on the Day of Resurrection, with somewhat of the burdens of those whom they mislead without knowledge. Ah! evil is that which they bear!

Quran 16:26. Those before them plotted, so Allah struck at the foundations of their building, and then the roof fell down upon them from above them, and the doom came on them whence they knew not;

Quran 16:27. Then on the Day of Resurrection He will disgrace them and will say: Where are My partners, for whose sake ye opposed ? Those who have been given knowledge will say: Disgrace this day and evil are upon the disbelievers,

Quran 16:28. Whom the angels cause to die while they are wronging themselves. Then will they make full submission : We used not to do any wrong. Nay! Surely Allah is Knower of what ye used to do.

Quran 16:29. So enter the gates of hell, to dwell therein for ever. Woeful indeed will be the lodging of the arrogant.

Quran 16:30. And it is said unto those who ward off : What hath your Lord revealed ? They say: Good. For those who do good in this world there is a good and the home of the Hereafter will be better. Pleasant indeed will be the home of those who ward off -

Quran 16:31. Gardens of Eden which they enter, underneath which rivers flow, wherein they have what they will. Thus Allah repayeth those who ward off ,

Quran 16:32. Those whom the angels cause to die good. They say: Peace be unto you! Enter the Garden because of what ye used to do.

Quran 16:33. Await they aught say that the angels should come unto them or thy Lord's command should come to pass ? Even so did those before them. Allah wronged them not, but they did wrong themselves,

Quran 16:34. So that the evils of what they did smote them, and that which they used to mock surrounded them.

Quran 16:35. And the idolaters say: Had Allah willed, we had not worshipped aught beside Him, we and our fathers, nor had we forbidden aught without Him. Even so did those before them. Are the messengers charged with aught save plain conveyance ?

Quran 16:36. And verily We have raised in every nation a messenger, : Serve Allah and shun false gods. Then some of them whom Allah guided, and some of them upon whom error had just hold. Do but travel in the land and see the nature of the consequence for the deniers!

Quran 16:37. Even if thou desirest their right guidance, still Allah assuredly will not guide him who misleadeth. Such have no helpers.

Quran 16:38. And they swear by Allah their most binding oaths Allah will not raise up him who dieth. Nay, but it is a promise upon Him in truth, but most of mankind know not,

Quran 16:39. That He may explain unto them that wherein they differ, and that those who disbelieved may know that they were liars.

Quran 16:40. And Our word unto a thing, when We intend it, is only that We say unto it: Be! and it is.

Quran 16:41. And those who became fugitives for the cause of Allah after they had been oppressed, We verily shall give them goodly lodging in the world, and surely the reward of the Hereafter is greater, if they but knew;

Quran 16:42. Such as are steadfast and put their trust in Allah.

Quran 16:43. And We sent not before thee other than men whom We inspired - Ask the followers of the Remembrance if ye know not! -

Quran 16:44. With clear proofs and writings; and We have revealed unto thee the Remembrance that thou mayst explain to mankind that which hath been revealed for them, and that haply they may reflect.

Quran 16:45. Are they who plan ill-deeds then secure that Allah will not cause the earth to swallow them, or that the doom will not come on them whence they know not ?

Quran 16:46. Or that He will not seize them in their going to and fro so that there be no escape for them ?

Quran 16:47. Or that He will not seize them with a gradual wasting ? Lo! thy Lord is indeed Full of Pity, Merciful.

Quran 16:48. Have they not observed all things that Allah hath created, how their shadows incline to the right and to the left, making prostration unto Allah, and they are lowly ?

Quran 16:49. And unto Allah maketh prostration whatsoever is in the heavens and whatsoever is in the earth of living creatures, and the angels and they are not proud.

Quran 16:50. They fear their Lord above them, and do what they are bidden.

Quran 16:51. Allah hath said: Choose not two gods. There is only One God. So of Me, Me only, be in awe.

Quran 16:52. Unto Him belongeth whatsoever is in the heavens and the earth, and religion is His for ever. Will ye then fear any other than Allah ?

Quran 16:53. And whatever of comfort ye enjoy, it is from Allah. Then, when misfortune reacheth you, unto Him ye cry for help.

Quran 16:54. And afterward, when He hath rid you of the misfortune, behold! a set of you attribute partners to their Lord,

Quran 16:55. So as to deny that which We have given them. Then enjoy life , for ye will come to know.

Quran 16:56. And they assign a portion of that which We have given them unto what they know not. By Allah! but ye will indeed be asked concerning that ye used to invent.

Quran 16:57. And they assign unto Allah daughters - Be He Glorified! - and unto themselves what they desire;

Quran 16:58. When if one of them receiveth tidings of the birth of a female, his face remaineth darkened, and he is wroth inwardly.

Quran 16:59. He hideth himself from the folk because of the evil of that whereof he hath had tidings, : Shall he keep it in contempt, or bury it beneath the dust. Verily evil is their judgment.

Quran 16:60. For those who believe not in the Hereafter is an evil similitude, and Allah's is the Sublime Similitude. He is the Mighty, the Wise.

Quran 16:61. If Allah were to take mankind to task for their wrong-doing, he would not leave hereon a living creature, but He reprieveth them to an appointed term, and when their term cometh they cannot put off an hour nor advance .

Quran 16:62. And they assign unto Allah that which they dislike, and their tongues expound the lie that the better portion will be theirs. Assuredly theirs will be the Fire, and they will be abandoned.

Quran 16:63. By Allah, We verily sent messengers unto the nations before thee, but the devil made their deeds fairseeming unto them. So he is their patron this day, and theirs will be a painful doom.

Quran 16:64. And We have revealed the Scripture unto thee only that thou mayst explain unto them that wherein they differ, and a guidance and a mercy for a people who believe.

Quran 16:65. Allah sendeth down water from the sky and therewith reviveth the earth after her death. Lo! herein is indeed a portent for a folk who hear.

Quran 16:66. And lo! in the cattle there is a lesson for you. We give you to drink of that which is in their bellies, from betwixt the refuse and the blood, pure milk palatable to the drinkers.

Quran 16:67. And of the fruits of the date-palm, and grapes, whence ye derive strong drink and good nourishment. Lo! therein is indeed a portent for people who have sense.

Quran 16:68. And thy Lord inspired the bee, saying: Choose thou habitations in the hills and in the trees and in that which they thatch;

Quran 16:69. Then eat of all fruits, and follow the ways of thy Lord, made smooth . There cometh forth from their bellies a drink divers of hues, wherein is healing for mankind. Lo! herein is indeed a portent for people who reflect.

Quran 16:70. And Allah createth you, then causeth you to die, and among you is he who is brought back to the most abject stage of life, so that he knoweth nothing after knowledge. Lo! Allah is Knower, Powerful.

Quran 16:71. And Allah hath favoured some of you above others in provision. Now those who are more favoured will by no means hand over their provision to those whom their right hands possess, so that they may be equal with them in respect thereof. Is it then the grace of Allah that they deny ?

Quran 16:72. And Allah hath given you wives of your own kind, and hath given you, from your wives, sons and grandsons, and hath made provision of good things for you. Is it then in vanity that they believe and in the grace of Allah that they disbelieve ?

Quran 16:73. And they worship beside Allah that which owneth no provision whatsoever for them from the heavens or the earth, nor have they any power.

Quran 16:74. So coin not similitudes for Allah. Lo! Allah knoweth; ye know not.

Quran 16:75. Allah coineth a similitude: a chattel slave, who hath control of nothing, and one on whom we have bestowed a fair provision from Us, and he spendeth thereof secretly and openly. Are they equal ? Praise be to Allah! But most of them know not.

Quran 16:76. And Allah coineth a similitude: Two men, one of them dumb, having control of nothing, and he is a burden on his owner; whithersoever he directeth him to go, he bringeth no good. Is he equal with one who enjoineth justice and followeth a straight path ?

Quran 16:77. And unto Allah belongeth the Unseen of the heavens and the earth, and the matter of the Hour is but as a twinkling of the eye, or it is nearer still. Lo! Allah is Able to do all things.

Quran 16:78. And Allah brought you forth from the wombs of your mothers knowing nothing, and gave you hearing and sight and hearts that haply ye might give thanks.

Quran 16:79. Have they not seen the birds obedient in mid-air ? None holdeth them save Allah. Lo! herein, verily, are portents for a people who believe.

Quran 16:80. And Allah hath given you in your houses an abode, and hath given you , of the hides of cattle, houses which ye find light on the day of migration and on the day of pitching camp; and of their wool and their fur and their hair, caparison and comfort for a while.

Quran 16:81. And Allah hath given you, of that which He hath created, shelter from the sun; and hath given you places of refuge in the mountains, and hath given you coats to ward off the heat from you, and coats to save you from your own foolhardiness. Thus doth He perfect His favour unto you, in order that ye may surrender .

Quran 16:82. Then, if they turn away, thy duty is but plain conveyance .

Quran 16:83. They know the favour of Allah and then deny it. Most of them are ingrates.

Quran 16:84. And the day when we raise up of every nation a witness, then there is no leave for disbelievers, nor are they allowed to make amends.

Quran 16:85. And when those who did wrong behold the doom, it will not be made light for them, nor will they be reprieved.

Quran 16:86. And when those who ascribed partners to Allah behold those partners of theirs, they will say: Our Lord! these are our partners unto whom we used to cry instead of Thee. But they will fling to them the saying: Lo! ye verily are liars!

Quran 16:87. And they proffer unto Allah submission on that day, and all that they used to invent hath failed them.

Quran 16:88. For those who disbelieve and debar from the way of Allah, We add doom to doom because they wrought corruption,

Quran 16:89. And the day when We raise in every nation a witness against them of their own folk, and We bring thee as a witness against these. And We reveal the Scripture unto thee as an exposition of all things, and a guidance and a mercy and good tidings for those who have surrendered .

Quran 16:90. Lo! Allah enjoineth justice and kindness, and giving to kinsfolk, and forbiddeth lewdness and abomination and wickedness. He exhorteth you in order that ye may take heed.

Quran 16:91. Fulfil the covenant of Allah when ye have covenanted, and break not your oaths after the asseveration of them, and after ye have made Allah surety over you. Lo! Allah knoweth what ye do.

Quran 16:92. And be not like unto her who unravelleth the thread, after she hath made it strong, to thin filaments, making your oaths a deceit between you because of a nation being more numerous than nation. Allah only trieth you thereby, and He verily will explain to you on the Day of Resurrection that wherein ye differed.

Quran 16:93. Had Allah willed He could have made you one nation, but He sendeth whom He will astray and guideth whom He will, and ye will indeed be asked of what ye used to do.

Quran 16:94. Make not your oaths a deceit between you, lest a foot should slip after being firmly planted and ye should taste evil forasmuch as ye debarred from the way of Allah, and yours should be an awful doom.

Quran 16:95. And purchase not a small gain at the price of Allah's covenant. Lo! that which Allah hath is better for you, if ye did but know.

Quran 16:96. That which ye have wasteth away, and that which Allah hath remaineth. And verily We shall pay those who are steadfast a recompense in proportion to the best of what they used to do.

Quran 16:97. Whosoever doeth right, whether male or female, and is a believer, him verily we shall quicken with good life, and We shall pay them a recompense in proportion to the best of what they used to do.

Quran 16:98. And when thou recitest the Qur'an, seek refuge in Allah from Satan the outcast.

Quran 16:99. Lo! he hath no power over those who believe and put trust in their Lord.

Quran 16:100. His power is only over those who make a friend of him, and those who ascribe partners unto Him .

Quran 16:101. And when We put a revelation in place of revelation, - and Allah knoweth best what He revealeth - they say: Lo! thou art but inventing. Most of them know not.

Quran 16:102. Say: The holy Spirit hath delivered it from thy Lord with truth, that it may confirm those who believe, and as guidance and good tidings for those who have surrendered .

Quran 16:103. And We know well that they say: Only a man teacheth him. The speech of him at whom they falsely hint is outlandish, and this is clear Arabic speech.

Quran 16:104. Lo! those who disbelieve the revelations of Allah, Allah guideth them not and theirs will be a painful doom.

Quran 16:105. Only they invent falsehood who believe not Allah's revelations, and they are the liars.

Quran 16:106. Whoso disbelieveth in Allah after his belief - save him who is forced thereto and whose heart is still content with the Faith - but whoso findeth ease in disbelief: On them is wrath from Allah. Theirs will be an awful doom.

Quran 16:107. That is because they have chosen the life of the world rather than the Hereafter, and because Allah guideth not the disbelieving folk.

Quran 16:108. Such are they whose hearts and ears and eyes Allah hath sealed. And such are the heedless.

Quran 16:109. Assuredly in the Hereafter they are the losers.

Quran 16:110. Then lo! thy Lord - for those who became fugitives after they had been persecuted, and then fought and were steadfast - lo! thy Lord afterward is indeed Forgiving, Merciful.

Quran 16:111. On the Day when every soul will come pleading for itself, and every soul will be repaid what it did, and they will not be wronged.

Quran 16:112. Allah coineth a similitude: a township that dwelt secure and well content, its provision coming to it in abundance from every side, but it disbelieved in Allah's favours, so Allah made it experience the garb of dearth and fear because of what they used to do.

Quran 16:113. And verily there had come unto them a messenger from among them, but they had denied him, and so the torment seized them while they were wrong-doers.

Quran 16:114. So eat of the lawful and good food which Allah hath provided for you, and thank the bounty of your Lord if it is Him ye serve.

Quran 16:115. He hath forbidden for you only carrion and blood and swineflesh and that which hath been immolated in the name of any other than Allah; but he who is driven thereto, neither craving nor transgressing, lo! then Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.

Quran 16:116. And speak not, concerning that which your own tongues qualify , the falsehood: "This is lawful, and this is forbidden," so that ye invent a lie against Allah. Lo! those who invent a lie against Allah will not succeed.

Quran 16:117. A brief enjoyment ; and theirs a painful doom.

Quran 16:118. And unto those who are Jews We have forbidden that which We have already related unto thee. And We wronged them not, but they were wont to wrong themselves.

Quran 16:119. Then lo! thy Lord - for those who do evil in ignorance and afterward repent and amend - lo! thy Lord is afterward indeed Forgiving, Merciful.

Quran 16:120. Lo! Abraham was a nation obedient to Allah, by nature upright, and he was not of the idolaters;

Quran 16:121. Thankful for His bounties; He chose him and He guided him unto a straight path.

Quran 16:122. And We gave him good in the world, and in the Hereafter he is among the righteous.

Quran 16:123. And afterward We inspired thee : Follow the religion of Abraham, as one by nature upright. He was not of the idolaters.

Quran 16:124. The Sabbath was appointed only for those who differed concerning it, and lo! thy Lord will judge between them on the Day of Resurrection concerning that wherein they used to differ.

Quran 16:125. Call unto the way of thy Lord with wisdom and fair exhortation, and reason with them in the better way. Lo! thy Lord is Best Aware of him who strayeth from His way, and He is Best Aware of those who go aright.

Quran 16:126. If ye punish, then punish with the like of that wherewith ye were afflicted. But if ye endure patiently, verily it is better for the patient.

Quran 16:127. Endure thou patiently . Thine endurance is only by Allah. Grieve not for them, and be not in distress because of that which they devise.

Quran 16:128. Lo! Allah is with those who keep their duty unto Him and those who are doers of good.

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