53- Yet the people have divided it into different sects, each rejoicing in what they have.
54- So leave them ˹O Prophet˺ in their heedlessness for a while.
55- Do they think, since We provide them with wealth and children,
56- that We hasten to ˹honour˺ them ˹with˺ all kinds of good? No! They are not aware.
57- Surely those who tremble in awe of their Lord,
58- and who believe in the revelations of their Lord,
59- and who associate none with their Lord,
60- and who do whatever ˹good˺ they do with their hearts fearful, ˹knowing˺ that they will return to their Lord—
61- it is they who race to do good deeds, always taking the lead.
62- We never require of any soul more than what it can afford. And with Us is a record which speaks the truth. None will be wronged.
63- But the hearts of those ˹who disbelieve˺ are oblivious to ˹all of˺ this, and they have other ˹evil˺ deeds, opposite to this, in which they are engrossed.
64- But as soon as We seize their elite with torment, they start to cry for help.
65- ˹They will be told,˺ “Do not cry for help today. Surely you will never be saved from Us.
66- Indeed, My revelations were recited to you, but you used to back away ˹in disgust˺,
67- boasting of the Sacred House, and babbling ˹nonsense about the Quran˺ by night.”
68- Is it because they have never contemplated the Word ˹of Allah˺? Or ˹because˺ there has come to them something that did not come to their forefathers?
69- Or ˹because˺ they failed to recognize their Messenger, and so they denied him?
70- Or ˹because˺ they say, “He is insane?” In fact, he has come to them with the truth, but most of them are resentful of the truth.
71- Had the truth followed their desires, the heavens, the earth, and all those in them would have certainly been corrupted. In fact, We have brought them ˹the means to˺ their glory, but they turn away from it.
72- Or ˹is it because˺ you ˹O Prophet˺ are asking them for tribute? But the reward of your Lord is best, for He is the Best Provider.
73- And surely you are calling them to the Straight Path,
74- but those who disbelieve in the Hereafter are certainly deviating from that Path.
75- ˹Even˺ if We had mercy on them and removed their affliction, they would still persist in their transgression, wandering blindly.
76- And We have already seized them with torment, but they never humbled themselves to their Lord, nor did they ˹submissively˺ appeal ˹to Him˺.
77- But as soon as We open for them a gate of severe punishment, they will be utterly desperate.
78- He is the One Who created for you hearing, sight, and intellect. ˹Yet˺ you hardly give any thanks.
79- And He is the One Who has dispersed you ˹all˺ over the earth, and to Him you will ˹all˺ be gathered.
80- And He is the One Who gives life and causes death, and to Him belongs the alternation of the day and night. Will you not then understand?
81- But they ˹just˺ say what their predecessors said.
82- They said, “Once we are dead and reduced to dust and bones, will we really be resurrected?
83- We have already been promised this, as well as our forefathers earlier. This is nothing but ancient fables!”
84- Ask ˹them, O Prophet˺, “To whom belong the earth and all those on it, if you ˹really˺ know?”
85- They will reply, “To Allah!” Say, “Why are you not then mindful?”
86- ˹And˺ ask ˹them˺, “Who is the Lord of the seven heavens and the Lord of the Mighty Throne?”
87- They will reply, “Allah.” Say, “Will you not then fear ˹Him˺?”
88- Ask ˹them also,˺ “In Whose Hands is the authority over all things, protecting ˹all˺ while none can protect against Him, if you ˹really˺ know?”
89- They will reply, “Allah.” Say, “How are you then so deluded?”
90- In fact, We have brought them the truth, and they are certainly liars.
91- Allah has never had ˹any˺ offspring, nor is there any god besides Him. Otherwise, each god would have taken away what he created, and they would have tried to dominate one another. Glorified is Allah above what they claim!
92- ˹He is the˺ Knower of the seen and unseen. Exalted is He above what they associate ˹with Him˺.
93- Say, ˹O Prophet,˺ “My Lord! Should You show me what they are threatened with,
94- then, my Lord, do not count me among the wrongdoing people.”
95- We are indeed able to show you what We have threatened them with.
96- Respond to evil with what is best. We know well what they claim.
97- And say, “My Lord! I seek refuge in You from the temptations of the devils.
98- And I seek refuge in You, my Lord, that they ˹even˺ come near me.”
99- When death approaches any of them, they cry, “My Lord! Let me go back,
100- so I may do good in what I left behind.” Never! It is only a ˹useless˺ appeal they make. And there is a barrier behind them until the Day they are resurrected.
101- Then, when the Trumpet will be blown, there will be no kinship between them on that Day, nor will they ˹even care to˺ ask about one another.
102- As for those whose scale is heavy ˹with good deeds˺, it is they who will be successful.
103- But those whose scale is light, they will have doomed themselves, staying in Hell forever.
104- The Fire will burn their faces, leaving them deformed.
105- ˹It will be said,˺ “Were My revelations not recited to you, but you used to deny them?”
106- They will cry, “Our Lord! Our ill-fate took hold of us, so we became a misguided people.
107- Our Lord! Take us out of this ˹Fire˺. Then if we ever return ˹to denial˺, we will truly be wrongdoers.”
108- Allah will respond, “Be despised in there! Do not ˹ever˺ plead with Me ˹again˺!
109- Indeed, there was a group of My servants who used to pray, ‘Our Lord! We have believed, so forgive us and have mercy on us, for You are the best of those who show mercy,’
110- but you were ˹so busy˺ making fun of them that it made you forget My remembrance. And you used to laugh at them.
111- Today I have indeed rewarded them for their perseverance: they are certainly the triumphant.”
112- He will ask ˹them˺, “How many years did you remain on earth?”
113- They will reply, “We remained ˹only˺ a day or part of a day. But ask those who kept count.”
114- He will say, “You only remained for a little while, if only you knew.
115- Did you then think that We had created you without purpose, and that you would never be returned to Us?”
116- Exalted is Allah, the True King! There is no god ˹worthy of worship˺ except Him, the Lord of the Honourable Throne.
117- Whoever invokes, besides Allah, another god—for which they can have no proof—they will surely find their penalty with their Lord. Indeed, the disbelievers will never succeed.
118- Say, ˹O Prophet,˺ “My Lord! Forgive and have mercy, for You are the best of those who show mercy.”