16.1 . The commandment of Allah will come to pass , so seek not ye to hasten it . Glorified and Exalted be He above all that they associate ( with Him ) .
16.2 . He sendeth down the angels with the Spirit of His command unto whom He will of His bondmen , ( saying ) : Warn mankind that there is no god save Me , so keep your duty unto Me .
16.3 . He hath created the heavens and the earth with truth . High be He exalted above all that they associate ( with Him ) .
16.4 . He hath created man from a drop of fluid , yet behold! he is an open opponent .
16.5 . And the cattle hath He created , whence ye have warm clothing and uses , and whereof ye eat .
16.6 . And wherein is beauty for you , when ye bring them home , and when ye take them out to pasture .
16.7 . And they bear your loads for you unto a land ye could not reach save with great trouble to yourselves . Lo! your Lord is Full of Pity , Merciful .
16.8 . And horses and mules and asses ( hath He created ) that ye may ride them , and for ornament . And He createth that which ye know not .
16.9 . And Allah ' s is the direction of the way , and some ( roads ) go not straight . And had He willed He would have led you all aright .
16.10 . He it is Who sendeth down water from the sky , whence ye have drink , and whence are trees on which ye send your beasts to pasture .
16.11 . Therewith He causeth crops to grow for you , and the olive and the date palm and grapes and all kinds of fruit . Lo! herein is indeed a portent for people who reflect .
16.12 . And he hath constrained the night and the day and the sun and the moon to be of service unto you , and the stars are made subservient by His command . Lo! herein indeed are portents for people who have sense .
16.13 . And whatsoever He hath created for you in the earth of divers hues , lo! therein is indeed a portent for people who take heed .
16.14 . And He it is Who hath constrained the sea to be of service that ye eat fresh meat from thence , and bring forth from thence ornaments which ye wear . And thou seest the ships ploughing it that ye ( mankind ) may seek of His bounty , and that haply ye may give thanks .
16.15 . And He hath cast into the earth firm hills that it quake not with you , and streams and roads that ye may find a way .
16.16 . And landmarks ( too ) , and by the star they find a way .
16.17 . Is He then Who createth as him who createth not? Will ye not then remember?
16.18 . And if ye would count the favor of Allah ye cannot reckon it . Lo! Allah is indeed Forgiving , Merciful .
16.19 . And Allah knoweth that which ye keep hidden and that which ye proclaim .
16.20 . Those unto whom they cry beside Allah created naught , but are themselves created .