11.1 . Alif . Lam . Ra . ( This is ) a Scripture the revelations whereof are perfected and then expounded . ( It cometh ) from One Wise , Informed ,
11.2 . ( Saying ) : Serve none but Allah . Lo! I am Unto you from Him a warner and a bringer of good tidings .
11.3 . And ( bidding you ) : Ask pardon of your Lord and turn to Him repentant . He will cause you to enjoy a fair estate until a time appointed . He giveth His bounty unto every bountiful one . But if ye turn away , Lo! ( then ) I fear for you the retribution of an awful Day .
11.4 . Unto Allah is your return , and He is able to do all things .
11.5 . Lo! now they fold up their breasts that they may hide ( their thoughts ) from Him . At the very moment when they cover themselves with their clothing , Allah knoweth that which they keep hidden and that which they proclaim . Lo! He is Aware of what is in the breasts ( of men ) .
11.6 . And there is not a beast in the earth but the sustenance thereof dependeth on Allah . He knoweth its habitation and its repository . All is in a clear record .
11.7 . And He it is Who created the heavens and the earth in six Days and His Throne was upon the water that He might try you , which of you is best in conduct . Yet if thou ( O Muhammad ) sayest : Lo! ye will be raised again after death ! those who disbelieve will surely say : This is naught but mere magic .
11.8 . And if We delay for them the doom until a reckoned time , they will surely say : What withholdeth it? Verily on the day when it cometh unto them , it cannot be averted from them , and that which they derided will surround them .
11.9 . And if We cause man to taste some mercy from Us and afterward withdraw it from him , lo! he is despairing , thankless .
11.10 . And if We cause him to taste grace after some misfortune that had befallen him , he saith : The ills have gone from me . Lo! he is exultant , boastful ;
11.11 . Save those who persevere and do good works . Theirs will be forgiveness and a great reward .
11.12 . A likely thing , that thou wouldst forsake aught of that which hath been revealed unto thee , and that thy breast should be straitened for it , because they say : Why hath not a treasure been sent down for him , or an angel come with him? Thou art but a warner , and Allah is in charge of all things .
11.13 . Or they say : He hath invented it . Say : Then bring ten surahs , the like thereof , invented , and call on everyone ye can beside Allah , if ye are truthful!
11.14 . And if they answer not your prayer , then know that it is revealed only in the knowledge of Allah ; and that there is no God save Him . Will ye then be ( of ) those who surrender?
11.15 . Whoso desireth the life of the world and its pomp , We shall repay them their deeds herein , and therein they will not be wronged .
11.16 . Those are they for whom is naught in the Hereafter save the Fire . ( All ) that they contrive here is vain and ( all ) that they are wont to do is fruitless .
11.17 . Is he ( to be counted equal with them ) who relieth on a clear proof from his Lord , and a witness from Him reciteth it , and before it was the Book of Moses , an example and a mercy? such believe therein , and Whoso disbelieveth therein of the clans , the Fire is his appointed place . So be not thou in doubt concerning it . Lo! it is the Truth from thy Lord ; but most of mankind believe not .
11.18 . Who doeth greater wrong than he who inventeth a lie concerning Allah? Such will be brought before their Lord , and the witnesses will say : These are they who lied concerning their Lord . Now the curse of Allah is upon wrong-doers ,
11.19 . Who debar ( men ) from the way of Allah and would have it crooked , and who are disbelievers in the Hereafter .
11.20 . Such will not escape in the earth , nor have they any protecting friends beside Allah . For them the torment will be double . They could not bear to hear , and they used not to see .