14.1 . Alif . Lam . Ra . ( This is ) a Scripture which We have revealed unto thee ( Muhammad ) that thereby thou mayst bring forth mankind from darkness unto light , by the permission of their Lord , unto the path of the Mighty , the Owner of Praise .
14.2 . Allah , unto Whom belongeth whatsoever is in the heavens and whatsoever is in the earth . And woe unto the disbelievers from an awful doom .
14.3 . Those who love the life of the world more than the Hereafter , and debar ( men ) from the way of Allah and would have it crooked : such are far astray .
14.4 . And We never sent a messenger save with the language of his folk , that he might make ( the message ) clear for them . Then Allah sendeth whom He will astray , and guideth whom He will . He is the Mighty , the Wise .
14.5 . We verily sent Moses with Our revelations , saying : Bring thy people forth from darkness unto light . And remind them of the days of Allah . Lo! therein are revelations for each steadfast , thankful ( heart ) .
14.6 . And ( remind them ) how Moses said unto his people : Remember Allah ' s favor unto you when He delivered you from Pharaoh ' s folk who were afflicting you with dreadful torment , and were slaying your sons and sparing your women ; that was a tremendous trial from your Lord .
14.7 . And when your Lord proclaimed : If ye give thanks , I will give you more ; but if ye are thankless , lo! my punishment is dire .
14.8 . And Moses said : Though ye and all who are in the earth prove thankless , lo! Allah verily is Absolute , Owner of Praise .
14.9 . Hath not the history of those before you reached you : the folk of Noah . and ( the tribes of ) Aad and Thamud , and those after them? None save Allah knoweth them . Their messengers came unto them with clear proofs , but they thrust their hands into their mouths , and said : Lo! we disbelieve in that wherewith ye have been sent , and lo! we are in grave doubt concerning that to which ye call us .
14.10 . Their messengers said : Can there be doubt concerning Allah , the Creator of the heavens and the earth? He calleth you that He may forgive you your sins and reprieve you unto an appointed term . They said : Ye are but mortals like us , who would fain turn us away from what our fathers used to worship . Then bring some clear warrant .
14.11 . Their messengers said unto them : We are but mortals like you , but Allah giveth grace unto whom He will of His slaves . It is not ours to bring you a warrant unless by the permission of Allah . In Allah let believers put their trust!
14.12 . How should we not put our trust in Allah when He hath shown us our ways? We surely will endure that hurt ye do us . In Allah let the trusting put their trust!
14.13 . And those who disbelieved said unto their messengers : Verily we will drive you out from our land , unless ye return to our religion . Then their Lord inspired them , ( saying ) : Verily We shall destroy the wrong doers ,
14.14 . And verily We shall make you to dwell in the land after them . This is for him who fearth My Majesty and feareth My threats .
14.15 . And they sought help ( from their Lord ) and every froward potentate was brought to naught ;
14.16 . Hell is before him , and he is made to drink a festering water .
14.17 . Which he sippeth but can hardly swallow , and death cometh unto him from every side while yet he cannot die , and before him is a harsh doom .
14.18 . A similitude of those who disbelieve in their Lord : Their works are as ashes which the wind bloweth hard upon a stormy day . They have no control of aught that they have earned . That is the extreme failure .
14.19 . Hast thou not seen that Allah hath created the heavens and the earth with truth? If He will , He can remove you and bring ( in ) some new creation .
14.20 . And that is no great matter for Allah .