7.1 . Alif . Lam Mim . Sad .
7.2 . ( It is ) a Scripture that is revealed unto thee ( Muhammad ) so let there be no heaviness in thy heart therefrom that thou mayest warn thereby , and ( it is ) a Reminder unto believers .
7.3 . ( Saying ) : Follow that which is sent down unto you from your Lord , and follow no protecting friends beside Him . Little do ye recollect!
7.4 . How many a township have We destroyed! As a raid by night , or while they slept at noon , Our terror came unto them .
7.5 . No plea had they , when Our terror came unto them , save that they said : Lo! We were wrongdoers .
7.6 . Then verily We shall question those unto whom ( Our message ) hath been sent , and verily We shall question the messengers .
7.7 . Then verily We shall narrate unto them ( the event ) with knowledge , for verily We were not absent , ( when it came to pass ) .
7.8 . The weighing on that day is the true ( weighing ) . As for those whose scale is heavy , they are the successful .
7.9 . And as for those whose scale is light : those are they who lose their souls because they disbelieved Our revelations .
7.10 . And We have given you ( mankind ) power in the earth , and appointed for you therein a livelihood . Little give ye thanks!
7.11 . And We created you , then fashioned you , then told the angels : Fall ye prostrate before Adam! And they fell prostrate , all save Iblis , who was not of those who make prostration .
7.12 . He said : What hindered thee that thou didst not fall prostrate when I bade thee? ( Iblis ) said : I am better than him . Thou createdst me of fire while him Thou didst create of mud .
7.13 . He said : Then go down hence! It is not for thee to show pride here , so go forth! Lo! thou art of those degraded .
7.14 . He said : Reprieve me till the day when they are raised ( from the dead ) .
7.15 . He said : Lo! thou art of those reprieved .
7.16 . He said : Now , because Thou hast sent me astray , verily I shall lurk in ambush for them on Thy Right Path .
7.17 . Then I shall come upon them from before them and from behind them and from their right bands and from their left hands , and Thou wilt not find most of them beholden ( unto Thee ) .
7.18 . He said : Go forth from hence , degraded , banished . As for such of them as follow thee , surely I will fill hell with all of you .
7.19 . And ( unto man ) : O Adam! Dwell thou and thy wife in the Garden and eat from whence ye will , but come not nigh this tree lest ye become wrong doers .
7.20 . Then Satan whispered to them that he might manifest unto them that which was hidden from them of their shame , and he said : Your Lord forbade you from this tree only lest ye should become angels or become of the immortals .