15.1 . Alif . Lam . Ra . These are verses of the Scripture and a plain Reading .
15.2 . It may be that those who disbelieve wish ardently that they were Muslims .
15.3 . Let them eat and enjoy life , and let ( false ) hope beguile them . They will come to know!
15.4 . And We destroyed no township but there was a known decree for it .
15.5 . No nation can outstrip its term nor can they lag behind .
15.6 . And they say : O thou unto whom the Reminder is revealed , lo! thou art indeed a madman!
15.7 . Why bringest thou not angels unto Us , if thou art of the truthful?
15.8 . We send not down the angels save with the Fact , and that case ( the disbelievers ) would not be tolerated .
15.9 . Lo! We , even We , reveal the Reminder , and lo! We verily are it ' s Guardian .
15.10 . We verily sent ( messengers ) before thee among the factions of the men of old .
15.11 . And never came there unto them a messenger but they did mock him .
15.12 . Thus do We make it traverse the hearts of the guilty :
15.13 . They believe not therein , though the example of the men of old hath gone before .
15.14 . And even if We opened unto them a Gate of Heaven and they kept mounting through it .
15.15 . They would say : Our sight is wrong nay , but we are folk bewitched .
15.16 . And verily in the heaven We have set mansions of the stars , and We have beautified it for beholders .
15.17 . And We have guarded it from every outcast devil ,
15.18 . Save him who stealeth the hearing , and them doth a clear flame pursue .
15.19 . And the earth have We spread out , and placed therein firm hills , and caused each seemly thing to grow therein .
15.20 . And We have given unto you livelihoods therein , and unto those for whom ye provide not .