Surah 10 - Yunus JONAH
010.001 Alif, Lam, Ra. These are the ayats of the Book of Wisdom.
010.002 Is it a matter of wonderment to men that We have sent Our inspiration
man from among themselves?- that he should warn mankind (of their danger), and
give the good news to the Believers that they have before their Lord the lofty
truth. (But) say the Unbelievers: "This is indeed an evident sorcerer!"
010.003 Verily your Lord is God, who created the heavens and the earth in six
and is firmly established on the throne (of authority), regulating and governing all
things. No intercessor (can plead with Him) except after His leave (hath been
obtained). This is God your Lord; Him therefore serve ye: will ye not receive
010.004 To Him will be your return- of all of you. The promise of God is true
sure. It is He Who beginneth the process of creation, and repeateth it, that He
reward with justice those who believe and work righteousness; but those who reject
Him will have draughts of boiling fluids, and a penalty grievous, because they
010.005 It is He Who made the sun to be a shining glory and the moon to be a light
(of beauty), and measured out stages for her; that ye might know the number of
and the count (of time). Nowise did God create this but in truth and righteousness.
(Thus) doth He explain His Signs in detail, for those who understand.
010.006 Verily, in the alternation of the night and the day, and in all that God hath
created, in the heavens and the earth, are signs for those who fear Him.
010.007 Those who rest not their hope on their meeting with Us, but are pleased and
satisfied with the life of the present, and those who heed not Our Signs,-
010.008 Their abode is the Fire, because of the (evil) they earned.
010.009 Those who believe, and work righteousness,- their Lord will guide them
because of their faith: beneath them will flow rivers in gardens of bliss.
010.010 (This will be) their cry therein: "Glory to Thee, O God!" And "Peace"
be their greeting therein! and the close of their cry will be: "Praise be to God, the
Cherisher and Sustainer of the worlds!"
010.011 If God were to hasten for men the ill (they have earned) as they would
hasten on the good,- then would their respite be settled at once. But We leave
who rest not their hope on their meeting with Us, in their trespasses, wandering in
distraction to and fro.
010.012 When trouble toucheth a man, He crieth unto Us (in all postures)- lying
down on his side, or sitting, or standing. But when We have solved his trouble,
passeth on his way as if he had never cried to Us for a trouble that touched him! thus
do the deeds of transgressors seem fair in their eyes!
010.013 Generations before you We destroyed when they did wrong: their Messengers came to them with clear-signs, but they would not believe! thus do We requite those
010.014 Then We made you heirs in the land after them, to see how ye would
010.015 But when Our Clear Signs are rehearsed unto them, those who rest not their
hope on their meeting with Us, Say: "Bring us a reading other than this, or change
this," Say: "It is not for me, of my own accord, to change it: I follow naught
is revealed unto me: if I were to disobey my Lord, I should myself fear the penalty of
a Great Day (to come)."
010.016 Say: "If God had so willed, I should not have rehearsed it to you, nor
He have made it known to you. A whole life-time before this have I tarried amongst
you: will ye not then understand?"
010.017 Who doth more wrong than such as forge a lie against God, or deny His
Signs? But never will prosper those who sin.
010.018 They serve, besides God, things that hurt them not nor profit them, and they
say: "These are our intercessors with God." Say: "Do ye indeed inform God of
something He knows not, in the heavens or on earth?- Glory to Him! and far is He
above the partners they ascribe (to Him)!"
010.019 Mankind was but one nation, but differed (later). Had it not been for
that went forth before from thy Lord, their differences would have been settled
010.020 They say: "Why is not a sign sent down to him from his Lord?" Say: "The
Unseen is only for God (to know), then wait ye: I too will wait with you."
010.021 When We make mankind taste of some mercy after adversity hath touched
them, behold! they take to plotting against Our Signs! Say: "Swifter to plan is God!"
Verily, Our messengers record all the plots that ye make!
010.022 He it is Who enableth you to traverse through land and sea; so that ye
board ships;- they sail with them with a favourable wind, and they rejoice thereat;
then comes a stormy wind and the waves come to them from all sides, and they think
they are being overwhelmed: they cry unto God, sincerely offering (their) duty
Him saying, "If thou dost deliver us from this, we shall truly show our gratitude!"
010.023 But when he delivereth them, behold! they transgress insolently through the
earth in defiance of right! O mankind! your insolence is against your own souls
enjoyment of the life of the present: in the end, to Us is your return, and We
show you the truth of all that ye did.
010.024 The likeness of the life of the present is as the rain which We send down
from the skies: by its mingling arises the produce of the earth- which provides
for men and animals: (It grows) till the earth is clad with its golden ornaments and is
decked out (in beauty): the people to whom it belongs think they have all powers of
disposal over it: There reaches it Our command by night or by day, and We make
like a harvest clean-mown, as if it had not flourished only the day before! thus do We
explain the Signs in detail for those who reflect.
010.025 But God doth call to the Home of Peace: He doth guide whom He pleaseth
to a way that is straight.
010.026 To those who do right is a goodly (reward)- Yea, more (than in measure)!
No darkness nor shame shall cover their faces! they are companions of the garden;
they will abide therein (for aye)!
010.027 But those who have earned evil will have a reward of like evil: ignominy
will cover their (faces): No defender will they have from (the wrath of) God:
faces will be covered, as it were, with pieces from the depth of the darkness of night:
they are companions of the Fire: they will abide therein (for aye)!
010.028 One day shall We gather them all together. Then shall We say to those
joined gods (with Us): "To your place! ye and those ye joined as 'partners' We
separate them, and their "Partners" shall say: "It was not us that ye worshipped!
010.029 "Enough is God for a witness between us and you: we certainly knew
nothing of your worship of us!"
010.030 There will every soul prove (the fruits of) the deeds it sent before:
be brought back to God their rightful Lord, and their invented falsehoods will
them in the lurch.
010.031 Say: "Who is it that sustains you (in life) from the sky and from the
who is it that has power over hearing and sight? And who is it that brings out
living from the dead and the dead from the living? and who is it that rules and
regulates all affairs?" They will soon say, "God". Say, "will ye not then show
010.032 Such is God, your real Cherisher and Sustainer: apart from truth, what
(remains) but error? How then are ye turned away?
010.033 Thus is the word of thy Lord proved true against those who rebel: Verily
they will not believe.
010.034 Say: "Of your 'partners', can any originate creation and repeat it?" Say: "It is
God Who originates creation and repeats it: then how are ye deluded away (from
010.035 Say: "Of your 'partners' is there any that can give any guidance towards
truth?" Say: "It is God Who gives guidance towards truth, is then He Who gives
guidance to truth more worthy to be followed, or he who finds not guidance (him
unless he is guided? what then is the matter with you? How judge ye?"
010.036 But most of them follow nothing but fancy: truly fancy can be of no avail
against truth. Verily God is well aware of all that they do.
010.037 This Qur'an is not such as can be produced by other than God; on the
contrary it is a confirmation of (revelations) that went before it, and a fuller
explanation of the Book - wherein there is no doubt - from the Lord of the worlds.
010.038 Or do they say, "He forged it"? say: "Bring then a Sura like unto it,
(to your aid) anyone you can besides God, if it be ye speak the truth!"
010.039 Nay, they charge with falsehood that whose knowledge they cannot
compass, even before the elucidation thereof hath reached them: thus did those
them make charges of falsehood: but see what was the end of those who did wrong!
010.040 Of them there are some who believe therein, and some who do not: and thy
Lord knoweth best those who are out for mischief.
010.041 If they charge thee with falsehood, say: "My work to me, and yours to
ye are free from responsibility for what I do, and I for what ye do!"
010.042 Among them are some who (pretend to) listen to thee: But canst thou make
the deaf to hear,- even though they are without understanding?
010.043 And among them are some who look at thee: but canst thou guide the
blind,- even though they will not see?
010.044 Verily God will not deal unjustly with man in aught: It is man that wrongs
his own soul.
010.045 One day He will gather them together: (It will be) as if they had tarried but
an hour of a day: they will recognise each other: assuredly those will be lost
denied the meeting with God and refused to receive true guidance.
010.046 Whether We show thee (realised in thy life-time) some part of what We
promise them,- or We take thy soul (to Our Mercy) (Before that),- in any case,
is their return: ultimately God is witness, to all that they do.
010.047 To every people (was sent) a Messenger: when their Messenger comes (before
them), the matter will be judged between them with justice, and they will not be
010.048 They say: "When will this promise come to pass,- if ye speak the truth?"
010.049 Say: "I have no power over any harm or profit to myself except as God
willeth. To every people is a term appointed: when their term is reached, not an hour
can they cause delay, nor (an hour) can they advance (it in anticipation)."
010.050 Say: "Do ye see,- if His punishment should come to you by night or by
day,- what portion of it would the sinners wish to hasten?
010.051 "Would ye then believe in it at last, when it actually cometh to pass?
then be said): 'Ah! now? and ye wanted (aforetime) to hasten it on!'
010.052 "At length will be said to the wrong-doers: 'Taste ye the enduring
punishment! ye get but the recompense of what ye earned!'"
010.053 They seek to be informed by thee: "Is that true?" Say: "Aye! by my Lord! it
is the very truth! and ye cannot frustrate it!"
010.054 Every soul that hath sinned, if it possessed all that is on earth, would fain
give it in ransom: They would declare (their) repentance when they see the penalty:
but the judgment between them will be with justice, and no wrong will be done unto
010.055 Is it not (the case) that to God belongeth whatever is in the heavens
earth? Is it not (the case) that God's promise is assuredly true? Yet most of them
010.056 It is He Who giveth life and who taketh it, and to Him shall ye all be
010.057 O mankind! there hath come to you a direction from your Lord and a healing
for the (diseases) in your hearts,- and for those who believe, a guidance and a
010.058 Say: "In the bounty of God. And in His Mercy,- in that let them rejoice":
that is better than the (wealth) they hoard.
010.059 Say: "See ye what things God hath sent down to you for sustenance? Yet
hold forbidden some things thereof and (some things) lawful." Say: "Hath God indeed
permitted you, or do ye invent (things) to attribute to God?"
010.060 And what think those who invent lies against God, of the Day of Judgment?
Verily God is full of bounty to mankind, but most of them are ungrateful.
010.061 In whatever business thou mayest be, and whatever portion thou mayest
reciting from the Qur'an,- and whatever deed ye (mankind) may be doing,- We are
witnesses thereof when ye are deeply engrossed therein. Nor is hidden from thy
(so much as) the weight of an atom on the earth or in heaven. And not the least
not the greatest of these things but are recorded in a clear record.
010.062 Behold! verily on the friends of God there is no fear, nor shall they
010.063 Those who believe and (constantly) guard against evil;-
010.064 For them are glad tidings, in the life of the present and in the Hereafter; no
change can there be in the words of God. This is indeed the supreme felicity.
010.065 Let not their speech grieve thee: for all power and honour belong to God: It
is He Who heareth and knoweth (all things).
010.066 Behold! verily to God belong all creatures, in the heavens and on earth.
What do they follow who worship as His "partners" other than God? They follow
nothing but fancy, and they do nothing but lie.
010.067 He it is That hath made you the night that ye may rest therein, and the day to
make things visible (to you). Verily in this are signs for those who listen (to
010.068 They say: "God hath begotten a son!" - Glory be to Him! He is self-
sufficient! His are all things in the heavens and on earth! No warrant have ye
say ye about God what ye know not?
010.069 Say: "Those who invent a lie against God will never prosper."
010.070 A little enjoyment in this world!- and then, to Us will be their return, then
shall We make them taste the severest penalty for their blasphemies.
010.071 Relate to them the story of Noah. Behold! he said to his people: "O my
people, if it be hard on your (mind) that I should stay (with you) and commemorate
the signs of God,- yet I put my trust in God. Get ye then an agreement about your
plan and among your partners, so your plan be on to you dark and dubious. Then
your sentence on me, and give me no respite.
010.072 "But if ye turn back, (consider): no reward have I asked of you: my reward
is only due from God, and I have been commanded to be of those who submit to
God's will (in Islam)."
010.073 They rejected Him, but We delivered him, and those with him, in the Ark,
and We made them inherit (the earth), while We overwhelmed in the flood those who
rejected Our Signs. Then see what was the end of those who were warned (but heeded
010.074 Then after him We sent (many) messengers to their peoples: they brought
Clear Signs, but they would not believe what they had already rejected beforehand.
Thus do We seal the hearts of the transgressors.
010.075 Then after them sent We Moses and Aaron to Pharaoh and his chiefs with
Our Signs. But they were arrogant: they were a people in sin.
010.076 When the Truth did come to them from Us, they said: "This is indeed
010.077 Said Moses: "Say ye (this) about the truth when it hath (actually) reached
you? Is sorcery (like) this? But sorcerers will not prosper."
010.078 They said: "Hast thou come to us to turn us away from the ways we found
our fathers following,- in order that thou and thy brother may have greatness in the
land? But not we shall believe in you!"
010.079 Said Pharaoh: "Bring me every sorcerer well versed."
010.080 When the sorcerers came, Moses said to them: "Throw ye what ye (wish)
010.081 When they had had their throw, Moses said: "What ye have brought is
sorcery: God will surely make it of no effect: for God prospereth not the work
those who make mischief.
010.082 "And God by His words doth prove and establish His truth, however much
the sinners may hate it!"
010.083 But none believed in Moses except some children of his people, because
the fear of Pharaoh and his chiefs, lest they should persecute them; and certainly
Pharaoh was mighty on the earth and one who transgressed all bounds.
010.084 Moses said: "O my people! If ye do (really) believe in God, then in Him put
your trust if ye submit (your will to His)."
010.085 They said: "In God do we put out trust. Our Lord! make us not a trial
those who practise oppression;
010.086 "And deliver us by Thy Mercy from those who reject (Thee)."
010.087 We inspired Moses and his brother with this Message: "Provide dwellings
for your people in Egypt, make your dwellings into places of worship, and establish
regular prayers: and give glad tidings to those who believe!"
010.088 Moses prayed: "Our Lord! Thou hast indeed bestowed on Pharaoh and his
chiefs splendour and wealth in the life of the present, and so, Our Lord, they
(men) from Thy Path. Deface our Lord, the features of their wealth, and send
hardness to their hearts, so they will not believe until they see the grievous
010.089 God said: "Accepted is your prayer (O Moses and Aaron)! So stand ye
straight, and follow not the path of those who know not."
010.090 We took the Children of Israel across the sea: Pharaoh and his hosts
followed them in insolence and spite. At length, when overwhelmed with the flood,
he said: "I believe that there is no god except Him Whom the Children of Israel
believe in: I am of those who submit (to God in Islam)."
010.091 (It was said to him): "Ah now!- But a little while before, wast thou in
rebellion!- and thou didst mischief (and violence)!
010.092 "This day shall We save thee in the body, that thou mayest be a sign to those
who come after thee! but verily, many among mankind are heedless of Our Signs!"
010.093 We settled the Children of Israel in a beautiful dwelling-place, and provided
for them sustenance of the best: it was after knowledge had been granted to them, that
they fell into schisms. Verily God will judge between them as to the schisms amongst
them, on the Day of Judgment.
010.094 If thou wert in doubt as to what We have revealed unto thee, then ask
who have been reading the Book from before thee: the Truth hath indeed come to
thee from thy Lord: so be in no wise of those in doubt.
010.095 Nor be of those who reject the signs of God, or thou shalt be of those
010.096 Those against whom the word of thy Lord hath been verified would not
010.097 Even if every Sign was brought unto them,- until they see (for themselves)
the penalty grievous.
010.098 Why was there not a single township (among those We warned), which
believed,- so its faith should have profited it,- except the people of Jonah? When they
believed, We removed from them the penalty of ignominy in the life of the present,
and permitted them to enjoy (their life) for a while.
010.099 If it had been thy Lord's will, they would all have believed,- all who
earth! wilt thou then compel mankind, against their will, to believe!
010.100 No soul can believe, except by the will of God, and He will place doubt (or
obscurity) on those who will not understand.
010.101 Say: "Behold all that is in the heavens and on earth"; but neither Signs nor
Warners profit those who believe not.
010.102 Do they then expect (any thing) but (what happened in) the days of the
who passed away before them? Say: "Wait ye then: for I, too, will wait with you."
010.103 In the end We deliver Our messengers and those who believe: Thus is it fitting
on Our part that We should deliver those who believe!
010.104 Say: "O ye men! If ye are in doubt as to my religion, (behold!) I worship
not what ye worship, other than God! But I worship God - Who will take your souls
(at death): I am commanded to be (in the ranks) of the Believers,
010.105 "And further (thus): 'set thy face towards religion with true piety, and never
in any wise be of the Unbelievers;
010.106 "'Nor call on any, other than God;- Such will neither profit thee nor
thee: if thou dost, behold! thou shalt certainly be of those who do wrong.'"
010.107 If God do touch thee with hurt, there is none can remove it but He: if
design some benefit for thee, there is none can keep back His favour: He causeth it to
reach whomsoever of His servants He pleaseth. And He is the Oft-Forgiving, Most
010.108 Say: "O ye men! Now Truth hath reached you from your Lord! those who
receive guidance, do so for the good of their own souls; those who stray, do so
own loss: and I am not (set) over you to arrange your affairs."
010.109 Follow thou the inspiration sent unto thee, and be patient and constant, till
God do decide: for He is the best to decide.