2.1 . Alif . Lam . Mim .
2.2 . This is the Scripture whereof there is no doubt , a guidance unto those who ward off ( evil ) .
2.3 . Who believe in the unseen , and establish worship , and spend of that We have bestowed upon them ;
2.4 . And who believe in that which is revealed unto thee ( Muhammad ) and that which was revealed before thee , and are certain of the Hereafter .
2.5 . These depend on guidance from their Lord . These are the successful .
2.6 . As for the disbelievers , whether thou warn them or thou warn them not it is all one for them ; they believe not .
2.7 . Allah hath sealed their hearing and their hearts , and on their eyes there is a covering . Theirs will be an awful doom .
2.8 . And of mankind are some who say : We believe in Allah and the Last Day , when they believe not .
2.9 . They think to beguile Allah and those who believe , and they beguile nonesave themselves ; but they perceive not .
2.10 . In their hearts is a disease , and Allah increaseth their disease . A painful doom theirs because they lie .
2.11 . And when it is said unto them : Make not mischief in the earth , they say : We are peacemakers only .
2.12 . Are not they indeed the mischief makers? But they perceive not .
2.13 . And when it is said unto them : Believe as the people believe , they say : Shall we believe as the foolish believe? Are not they indeed the foolish? But they know not .
2.14 . And when they fall in with those who believe , they say : We believe ; but when they go apart to their devils they declare : Lo! we are with you ; verily we did but mock .
2.15 . Allah ( Himself ) doth mock them , leaving them to wander blindly on in their contumacy .
2.16 . These are they who purchase error at the price of guidance , so their commerce doth not prosper , neither are they guided .
2.17 . Their likeness is as the likeness of one who kindleth fire , and when it sheddeth its light around him Allah taketh away their light and leaveth them in darkness , where they cannot see ,
2.18 . Deaf , dumb and blind ; and they return not
2.19 . Or like a rainstorm from the sky , wherein is darkness , thunder and the flash of lightning . They thrust their fingers in their ears by reason of the thunder-claps , for fear of dead Allah encompasseth the disbelievers ( in His guidance ) .
2.20 . The lightning almost snatcheth away their sight from them . As often as it flasheth forth for them they walk therein , and when it darkeneth against them they stand still . If Allah willed , He could destroy their hearing and their sight Lo! Allah is Able to do all things .