14 Ibrahim | Abrahim

  • 14:1

    A-L-R. A book which We have sent down to you so that you may take the people out of the darkness and into the light, by their Lord's leave, to the path of the Noble, the Praiseworthy.

  • 14:2

    God, to whom belongs all that is in the heavens, and all that is in the earth. Woe to the ingrates from a painful retribution.

  • 14:3

    The ones who have preferred the worldly life over the Hereafter, and they repel away from the path of God, and they seek its distortion. Those are the ones who are in misguidance.

  • 14:4

    We did not send any messenger except in the language of his people, so he may proclaim to them. But God misguides whom He wills, and He guides whom He wills. He is the Noble, the Wise.

  • 14:5

    We sent Moses with Our signs that you should bring your people out from the darkness and into the light, and remind them with God's days. In this are signs for any who are patient and thankful.

  • 14:6

    Moses said to his people: "Remember God's blessings upon you that He saved you from the people of Pharaoh. They used to inflict the worst punishment upon you, and they used to murder your children, and shame your women. In that was a great trial from your Lord."

  • 14:7

    When your Lord proclaimed: "If you give thanks, then I will increase for you, but if you turn unappreciative, then My retribution is severe."

  • 14:8

    Moses said, "If you reject, you and all who are on earth together, yet God is Rich, Praiseworthy."

  • 14:9

    Did not news come to you of those before you: the people of Noah, and Aad, and Thamud. Those after them, whom none know but God? Their messengers came to them with proof, but they placed their hands to their mouths and said, "We are rejecting what you have been sent with, and we are in grave doubt as to what you are inviting us to."

  • 14:10

    Their messengers said, "Is there doubt regarding God, the initiator of the heavens and the earth? He invites you so that He may forgive some of your sins, and grant you until a predetermined time." They said, "You are but humans like us, you wish to turn us away from what our fathers used to serve. So come to us with clear authority."

  • 14:11

    Their messengers said, "We are but humans like you, but God will bestow His grace upon whom He pleases from His servants. It is not up to us to bring you an authorization except by God's leave. In God those who acknowledge should place their trust"

  • 14:12

    "Why should we not place our trust in God, when He has guided us to our paths. We will be resolute against the harm you inflict upon us. In God those who trust should put their trust."

  • 14:13

    Those who rejected said to their messengers: "We will drive you out of our land, or you will return to our creed." It was then that their Lord inspired to them: "We will destroy the wicked."

  • 14:14

    "We will let you reside in the land after them. That is for those who fear My majesty and fear My threat."

  • 14:15

    They sought victory, and every arrogant tyrant was then failed.

  • 14:16

    From behind him is hell, and he will be served repulsive water.

  • 14:17

    He tries to drink it, but cannot swallow it, and death comes to him from every-where, but he will not die; and after this is a powerful retribution.

  • 14:18

    The example of those who reject their Lord is that their works are like ashes, on which the wind blows strongly on a stormy day; they cannot get anything of what they earned. Such is the farthest straying.

  • 14:19

    Did you not see that God created the heavens and the earth with truth? If He wished, He would do away with you and bring a new creation.

  • 14:20

    That for God is not difficult to do.

  • 14:21

    They all appeared before God. The weak ones said to those who were arrogant: "We were following you, so will you avail us anything from God's retribution?" They said, "If God had guided us, then we would have guided you. It makes no difference if we rage or endure, for we have no refuge."

  • 14:22

    The devil said when the matter was complete: "God had promised you the promise of truth, and I promised you and broke my promise. I had no power over you except that I invited you and you responded to me. So do not blame me, but blame yourselves; I cannot help you nor can you help me. I reject that you have set me as a partner before this; the wicked will have a painful retribution."

  • 14:23

    Admission was given to those who acknowledged and did good works to gar-dens with rivers flowing beneath them. In them they will abide by the leave of their Lord. Their greeting therein is "Peace."

  • 14:24

    Have you not seen how God cites the example of a good word is like a good tree, whose root is firm and its branches in the sky?

  • 14:25

    It bears its fruit every so often by its Lord's leave. God cites the examples for the people, perhaps they will remember.

  • 14:26

    The example of a bad word is like a tree which has been uprooted from the surface of the earth, it has nowhere to settle.

  • 14:27

    God makes firm those who acknowledge with firm sayings in the worldly life, and in the Hereafter. God sends the wicked astray, and God does what He wishes.

  • 14:28

    Did you not see those who replaced God's blessings with rejection, and they caused their people to dwell in the abode of destruction?

  • 14:29

    Hell is where they will burn, what a miserable place to settle.

  • 14:30

    They made equals to God in order that they may divert from His path. Say, "Enjoy, for your destiny is to the fire."

  • 14:31

    Say to My servants who acknowledge, that they should hold the contact prayer, and spend from provisions We granted them, secretly and publicly, before a day comes when there is no trade therein, nor will there be any friends.

  • 14:32

    God is the One who created the heavens and the earth. He sent down water from the sky and brought out fruits as provisions for you. He committed for you the ships to run in the sea by His command, and He committed for you the rivers.

  • 14:33

    He committed for you the sun and the moon, both in continuity; and He com-mitted for you the night and the day.

  • 14:34

    He gave you all that you have asked Him. If you were to count God's blessings, you will never enumerate them. The human is indeed transgressing, unappreciative.

  • 14:35

    When Abraham said, "My Lord, make this town a sanctuary, and keep me and my sons away from serving idols."

  • 14:36

    "My Lord, they have misguided many from amongst the people. So, whoever follows me, then he is of me, and whoever disobeys me, then You are Forgiving, Compassionate."

  • 14:37

    "My Lord, I have resided part of my progeny in an uncultivated valley near your Restricted Sanctuary. My Lord, so that they may hold the contact prayer. So let the hearts of the people incline towards them. Provide them with fruits that they may appreciate."

  • 14:38

    "Our Lord, you know what we hide and what we declare. Nothing is hidden from God in the earth nor in the heavens."

  • 14:39

    "Praise be to God who has granted me, despite my old age, Ishmael and Isaac. My Lord is the hearer of prayers."

  • 14:40

    "My Lord, let me hold the contact prayer, and also from my progeny. Our Lord, accept my prayer."

  • 14:41

    "Our Lord, forgive me and my parents, and those who acknowledge on the day the reckoning is called."

  • 14:42

    Do not think that God is unaware of what the wicked do. He is merely delaying them to a day when all eyes are watching.

  • 14:43

    They will approach with their heads bowed, their eyes will not blink, and their hearts will be void.

  • 14:44

    Warn the people of the day when the retribution will come to them, and those who were wicked will say, "Our Lord, delay this for us until a short time, and we will respond to Your call and follow the messengers!" Did you not swear before this that you would last forever?

  • 14:45

    You even resided in the homes of those who had wronged themselves, and it was made clear to you what We did to them. We had cited the examples to you.

  • 14:46

    Indeed they schemed their scheming, and their scheming was at God; though their scheming was enough to eliminate mountains.

  • 14:47

    So do not think that God will fail to keep His promise to His messengers. God is Noble, able to seek revenge.

  • 14:48

    The day the earth is replaced with another earth, as are the heavens, and they will appear before God, the One, the Irresistible.

  • 14:49

    You will see the criminals on that day held by restraints.

  • 14:50

    Their clothes will be of tar, and the fire will overwhelm their faces.

  • 14:51

    Thus God will recompense every person what it earned. God is quick to reckoning.

  • 14:52

    This is a proclamation for the people and so that they are warned with it, and so that they know that there is but One god, and so that those with intelligence will remember.