10.1 . Alif . Lam . Ra . These are verses of the wise Scripture .
10.2 . Is it a wonder for mankind that We have inspired a man among them , saying : Warn mankind and bring unto those who believe the good tidings that they have a sure footing with their Lord? The disbelievers say : Lo! this is a mere wizard .
10.3 . Lo! your Lord is Allah Who created the heavens and the earth in six days , then He established Himself upon the Throne , directing all things . There is no intercessor ( with Him ) save after His permission . That is Allah , your Lord , so worship Him . Oh , will ye not remind?
10.4 . Unto Him is the return of all of you ; it is a promise of Allah in truth . Lo! He produceth creation , then reproduceth it , that He may reward those who believe and do good works with equity ; while , as for those who disbelieve , theirs will be a boiling drink and painful doom because they disbelieved .
10.5 . He it is who appointed the sun a splendor and the moon a light , and measured for her stages , that ye might know the number of the years , and the reckoning . Allah created not ( all ) that save in truth . He detaileth the revelations for people who have knowledge .
10.6 . Lo! in the difference of day and night and all that Allah hath created in the heavens and the earth are portents , verily , for folk who ward off ( evil ) .
10.7 . Lo! those who expect not the meeting with Us but desire the life of the world and feel secure therein , and those who are neglectful of Our revelations ,
10.8 . Their home will be the Fire because of what they used to earn .
10.9 . Lo! those who believe and do good works , their Lord guideth them by their faith . Rivers will flow beneath them in the Gardens of Delight ,
10.10 . Their prayer therein will be : Glory be to Thee , O Allah! and their greeting therein will be : Peace . And the conclusion of their prayer will be : Praise be to Allah , Lord of the Worlds!
10.11 . If Allah were to hasten on for men the ill ( that they have earned ) as they would hasten on the good , their respite would already have expired . But We suffer those who look not for the meeting with Us to wander blindly on in their contumacy .
10.12 . And if misfortune touch a man he crieth unto Us , ( while reclining ) on his side , or sitting or standing , but when We have relieved him of the misfortune he goeth his way as though he had not cried unto Us because of a misfortune that afflicted him . Thus is what they do made ( seeming ) fair unto the prodigal .
10.13 . We destroyed the generations before you when they did wrong ; and their messengers ( from Allah ) came unto them with clear proofs ( of His Sovereignty ) but they would not believe . Thus do We reward the guilty folk :
10.14 . Then We appointed you viceroys in the earth after them , that We might see how ye behave .
10.15 . And when Our clear revelations are recited unto them they who look not for the meeting with Us say : Bring a Lecture other than this , or change it . Say ( O Muhammad ) : It is not for me to change it of my own accord . I only follow that which is inspired in me . Lo! If I disobey my Lord I fear the retribution of an awful Day .
10.16 . Say : If Allah had so willed I should not have recited it to you nor would He have made it known to you . I dwelt among you a whole lifetime before it ( came to me ) . Have ye then no sense?
10.17 . Who doeth greater wrong than he who inventeth a lie concerning Allah and denieth His revelations? Lo! the guilty never are successful .
10.18 . They worship beside Allah that which neither hurteth them nor profiteth them , and they say : These are our intercessors with Allah . Say : Would ye inform Allah of ( something ) that He knoweth not in the heavens or in the earth? Praised be He and high exalted above all that ye associate ( with Him ) !
10.19 . Mankind were but one community ; then they differed ; and had it not been for a word that had already gone forth from thy Lord it had been judged between them in respect of that wherein they differ .
10.20 . And they will say : If only a portent were sent down upon him from his Lord! Then say ( O Muhammad ) : The Unseen belongeth to Allah . So wait! Lo , I am waiting with you .