Surah 22 - Al Hajj THE PILGRIMAGE
022.001 O mankind! fear your Lord! for the convulsion of the Hour (of Judgment)
will be a thing terrible!
022.002 The Day ye shall see it, every mother giving suck shall forget her suckling-
babe, and every pregnant female shall drop her load (unformed): thou shalt see
mankind as in a drunken riot, yet not drunk: but dreadful will be the Wrath of
022.003 And yet among men there are such as dispute about God, without
knowledge, and follow every evil one obstinate in rebellion!
022.004 About the (Evil One) it is decreed that whoever turns to him for friendship,
him will he lead astray, and he will guide him to the Penalty of the Fire.
022.005 O mankind! if ye have a doubt about the Resurrection, (consider) that
created you out of dust, then out of sperm, then out of a leech-like clot, then
out of a
morsel of flesh, partly formed and partly unformed, in order that We may manifest
(our power) to you; and We cause whom We will to rest in the wombs for an
appointed term, then do We bring you out as babes, then (foster you) that ye may
reach your age of full strength; and some of you are called to die, and some are sent
back to the feeblest old age, so that they know nothing after having known (much),
and (further), thou seest the earth barren and lifeless, but when We pour down
it, it is stirred (to life), it swells, and it puts forth every kind of beautiful growth (in
022.006 This is so, because God is the Reality: it is He Who gives life to the
and it is He Who has power over all things.
022.007 And verily the Hour will come: there can be no doubt about it, or about (the
fact) that God will raise up all who are in the graves.
022.008 Yet there is among men such a one as disputes about God, without
Knowledge, without Guidance, and without a Book of Enlightenment,-
022.009 (Disdainfully) bending his side, in order to lead (men) astray from the Path
of God: for him there is disgrace in this life, and on the Day of Judgment We shall
make him taste the Penalty of burning (Fire).
022.010 (It will be said): "This is because of the deeds which thy hands sent
verily God is not unjust to His servants.
022.011 There are among men some who serve God, as it were, on the verge: if good
befalls them, they are, therewith, well content; but if a trial comes to them,
on their faces: they lose both this world and the Hereafter: that is loss for all to see!
022.012 They call on such deities, besides God, as can neither hurt nor profit
that is straying far indeed (from the Way)!
022.013 (Perhaps) they call on one whose hurt is nearer than his profit: evil,
is the patron, and evil the companion (or help)!
022.014 Verily God will admit those who believe and work righteous deeds, to
Gardens, beneath which rivers flow: for God carries out all that He plans.
022.015 If any think that God will not help him (His Messenger) in this world and the
Hereafter, let him stretch out a rope to the ceiling and cut (himself) off: then let him
see whether his plan will remove that which enrages (him)!
022.016 Thus have We sent down Clear Signs; and verily God doth guide whom He
022.017 Those who believe (in the Qur'an), those who follow the Jewish (scriptures),
and the Sabians, Christians, Magians, and Polytheists,- God will judge between
on the Day of Judgment: for God is witness of all things.
022.018 Seest thou not that to God bow down in worship all things that are in
heavens and on earth,- the sun, the moon, the stars; the hills, the trees, the
and a great number among mankind? But a great number are (also) such as are fit
Punishment: and such as God shall disgrace,- None can raise to honour: for God
carries out all that He wills.
022.019 These two antagonists dispute with each other about their Lord: But those
who deny (their Lord),- for them will be cut out a garment of Fire: over their
will be poured out boiling water.
022.020 With it will be scalded what is within their bodies, as well as (their) skins.
022.021 In addition there will be maces of iron (to punish) them.
022.022 Every time they wish to get away therefrom, from anguish, they will be
forced back therein, and (it will be said), "Taste ye the Penalty of Burning!"
022.023 God will admit those who believe and work righteous deeds, to Gardens
beneath which rivers flow: they shall be adorned therein with bracelets of gold
pearls; and their garments there will be of silk.
022.024 For they have been guided (in this life) to the purest of speeches; they have
been guided to the Path of Him Who is Worthy of (all) Praise.
022.025 As to those who have rejected (God), and would keep back (men) from the
Way of God, and from the Sacred Mosque, which We have made (open) to (all) men-
equal is the dweller there and the visitor from the country - and any whose purpose
therein is profanity or wrong-doing - them will We cause to taste of a most Grievous
022.026 Behold! We gave the site, to Abraham, of the (Sacred) House, (saying):
"Associate not anything (in worship) with Me; and sanctify My House for those who
compass it round, or stand up, or bow, or prostrate themselves (therein in prayer).
022.027 "And proclaim the Pilgrimage among men: they will come to thee on foot
and (mounted) on every kind of camel, lean on account of journeys through deep
distant mountain highways;
022.028 "That they may witness the benefits (provided) for them, and celebrate
name of God, through the Days appointed, over the cattle which He has provided
them (for sacrifice): then eat ye thereof and feed the distressed ones in want.
022.029 "Then let them complete the rites prescribed for them, perform their vows,
and (again) circumambulate the Ancient House."
022.030 Such (is the Pilgrimage): whoever honours the sacred rites of God, for
is good in the Sight of his Lord. Lawful to you (for food in Pilgrimage) are cattle,
except those mentioned to you (as exceptions): but shun the abomination of idols, and
shun the word that is false,-
022.031 Being true in faith to God, and never assigning partners to Him: if anyone
assigns partners to God, he is as if he had fallen from heaven and been snatched up by
birds, or the wind had swooped (like a bird on its prey) and thrown him into a
022.032 Such (is his state): and whoever holds in honour the symbols of God, (in the
sacrifice of animals), such (honour) should come truly from piety of heart.
022.033 In them ye have benefits for a term appointed: in the end their place
sacrifice is near the Ancient House.
022.034 To every people did We appoint rites (of sacrifice), that they might celebrate
the name of God over the sustenance He gave them from animals (fit for food). But
your God is One God: submit then your wills to Him (in Islam): and give thou the
good news to those who humble themselves,-
022.035 To those whose hearts when God is mentioned, are filled with fear, who
show patient perseverance over their afflictions, keep up regular prayer, and spend (in
charity) out of what We have bestowed upon them.
022.036 The sacrificial camels we have made for you as among the symbols from
God: in them is (much) good for you: then pronounce the name of God over them as
they line up (for sacrifice): when they are down on their sides (after slaughter), eat ye
thereof, and feed such as (beg not but) live in contentment, and such as beg with due
humility: thus have We made animals subject to you, that ye may be grateful.
022.037 It is not their meat nor their blood, that reaches God: it is your piety that
reaches Him: He has thus made them subject to you, that ye may glorify God for
Guidance to you and proclaim the good news to all who do right.
022.038 Verily God will defend (from ill) those who believe: verily, God loveth not
any that is a traitor to faith, or shows ingratitude.
022.039 To those against whom war is made, permission is given (to fight), because
they are wronged;- and verily, God is most powerful for their aid;-
022.040 (They are) those who have been expelled from their homes in defiance of
right,- (for no cause) except that they say, "our Lord is God". Did not God check one
set of people by means of another, there would surely have been pulled down
monasteries, churches, synagogues, and mosques, in which the name of God is
commemorated in abundant measure. God will certainly aid those who aid his
(cause);- for verily God is full of Strength, Exalted in Might, (able to enforce His
022.041 (They are) those who, if We establish them in the land, establish regular
prayer and give regular charity, enjoin the right and forbid wrong: with God rests the
end (and decision) of (all) affairs.
022.042 If they treat thy (mission) as false, so did the peoples before them (with their
prophets),- the People of Noah, and 'Ad and Thamud;
022.043 Those of Abraham and Lut;
022.044 And the Companions of the Madyan People; and Moses was rejected (in the
same way). But I granted respite to the Unbelievers, and (only) after that did
them: but how (terrible) was my rejection (of them)!
022.045 How many populations have We destroyed, which were given to wrong-
doing? They tumbled down on their roofs. And how many wells are lying idle and
neglected, and castles lofty and well-built?
022.046 Do they not travel through the land, so that their hearts (and minds)
thus learn wisdom and their ears may thus learn to hear? Truly it is not their
are blind, but their hearts which are in their breasts.
022.047 Yet they ask thee to hasten on the Punishment! But God will not fail in His
Promise. Verily a Day in the sight of thy Lord is like a thousand years of your
022.048 And to how many populations did I give respite, which were given to
wrong-doing? in the end I punished them. To me is the destination (of all).
022.049 Say: "O men! I am (sent) to you only to give a Clear Warning:
022.050 "Those who believe and work righteousness, for them is forgiveness and
sustenance most generous.
022.051 "But those who strive against Our Signs, to frustrate them,- they will
Companions of the Fire."
022.052 Never did We send a messenger or a prophet before thee, but, when he framed
a desire, Satan threw some (vanity) into his desire: but God will cancel anything
(vain) that Satan throws in, and God will confirm (and establish) His Signs: for God
is full of Knowledge and Wisdom:
022.053 That He may make the suggestions thrown in by Satan, but a trial for those
in whose hearts is a disease and who are hardened of heart: verily the wrong-doers are
in a schism far (from the Truth):
022.054 And that those on whom knowledge has been bestowed may learn that the
(Qur'an) is the Truth from thy Lord, and that they may believe therein, and their
hearts may be made humbly (open) to it: for verily God is the Guide of those who
believe, to the Straight Way.
022.055 Those who reject Faith will not cease to be in doubt concerning (Revelation)
until the Hour (of Judgment) comes suddenly upon them, or there comes to them the
Penalty of a Day of Disaster.
022.056 On that Day the Dominion will be that of God: He will judge between them:
so those who believe and work righteous deeds will be in Gardens of Delight.
022.057 And for those who reject Faith and deny our Signs, there will be a
022.058 Those who leave their homes in the cause of God, and are then slain or
die,- On them will God bestow verily a goodly Provision: Truly God is He Who bestows
the best provision.
022.059 Verily He will admit them to a place with which they shall be well pleased:
for God is All-Knowing, Most Forbearing.
022.060 That (is so). And if one has retaliated to no greater extent than the
received, and is again set upon inordinately, God will help him: for God is One
blots out (sins) and forgives (again and again).
022.061 That is because God merges night into day, and He merges day into night,
and verily it is God Who hears and sees (all things).
022.062 That is because God - He is the Reality; and those besides Him whom they
invoke,- they are but vain Falsehood: verily God is He, Most High, Most Great.
022.063 Seest thou not that God sends down rain from the sky, and forthwith the
earth becomes clothed with green? for God is He Who understands the finest
mysteries, and is well-acquainted (with them).
022.064 To Him belongs all that is in the heavens and on earth: for verily God,- He is
free of all wants, Worthy of all Praise.
022.065 Seest thou not that God has made subject to you (men) all that is on the
earth, and the ships that sail through the sea by His Command? He withholds the
(rain) from failing on the earth except by His leave: for God is Most Kind and
Merciful to man.
022.066 It is He Who gave you life, will cause you to die, and will again give
life: Truly man is a most ungrateful creature!
022.067 To every People have We appointed rites and ceremonies which they must
follow: let them not then dispute with thee on the matter, but do thou invite (them) to
thy Lord: for thou art assuredly on the Right Way.
022.068 If they do wrangle with thee, say, "God knows best what it is ye are doing."
022.069 "God will judge between you on the Day of Judgment concerning the
matters in which ye differ."
022.070 Knowest thou not that God knows all that is in heaven and on earth? In
it is all in a Record, and that is easy for God.
022.071 Yet they worship, besides God, things for which no authority has been
down to them, and of which they have (really) no knowledge: for those that do wrong
there is no helper.
022.072 When Our Clear Signs are rehearsed to them, thou wilt notice a denial
the faces of the Unbelievers! they nearly attack with violence those who rehearse Our
Signs to them. Say, "Shall I tell you of something (far) worse than these Signs? It is
the Fire (of Hell)! God has promised it to the Unbelievers! and evil is that
022.073 O men! Here is a parable set forth! listen to it! Those on whom, besides
God, ye call, cannot create (even) a fly, if they all met together for the purpose! and if
the fly should snatch away anything from them, they would have no power to release
it from the fly. Feeble are those who petition and those whom they petition!
022.074 No just estimate have they made of God: for God is He Who is strong and
able to Carry out His Will.
022.075 God chooses messengers from angels and from men for God is He Who
hears and sees (all things).
022.076 He knows what is before them and what is behind them: and to God go back
all questions (for decision).
022.077 O ye who believe! bow down, prostrate yourselves, and adore your Lord;
and do good; that ye may prosper.
022.078 And strive in His cause as ye ought to strive, (with sincerity and under
discipline). He has chosen you, and has imposed no difficulties on you in religion; it
is the cult of your father Abraham. It is He Who has named you Muslims, both before
and in this (Revelation); that the Messenger may be a witness for you, and ye be
witnesses for mankind! So establish regular Prayer, give regular Charity, and hold
fast to God! He is your Protector - the Best to protect and the Best to help!