Surah 35 - Fatir THE ORIGINATOR OF CREATION
035.001 Praise be to God, Who created (out of nothing) the heavens and the earth,
Who made the angels, messengers with wings,- two, or three, or four (pairs): He
to Creation as He pleases: for God has power over all things.
035.002 What God out of his Mercy doth bestow on mankind there is none can
withhold: what He doth withhold, there is none can grant, apart from Him: and He is
the Exalted in Power, full of Wisdom.
035.003 O men! Call to mind the grace of God unto you! is there a creator, other than
God, to give you sustenance from heaven or earth? There is no god but He: how then
are ye deluded away from the Truth?
035.004 And if they reject thee, so were messengers rejected before thee: to God
for decision all affairs.
035.005 O men! Certainly the promise of God is true. Let not then this present
deceive you, nor let the Chief Deceiver deceive you about God.
035.006 Verily Satan is an enemy to you: so treat him as an enemy. He only invites
his adherents, that they may become Companions of the Blazing Fire.
035.007 For those who reject God, is a terrible Penalty: but for those who believe
and work righteous deeds, is Forgiveness, and a magnificent Reward.
035.008 Is he, then, to whom the evil of his conduct is made alluring, so that
upon it as good, (equal to one who is rightly guided)? For God leaves to stray
He wills, and guides whom He wills. So let not thy soul go out in (vainly) sighing
after them: for God knows well all that they do!
035.009 It is God Who sends forth the Winds, so that they raise up the Clouds,
We drive them to a land that is dead, and revive the earth therewith after its
even so (will be) the Resurrection!
035.010 If any do seek for glory and power,- to God belong all glory and power. To
Him mount up (all) Words of Purity: It is He Who exalts each Deed of Righteousness.
Those that lay Plots of Evil,- for them is a Penalty terrible; and the plotting
will be void (of result).
035.011 And God did create you from dust; then from a sperm-drop; then He made
you in pairs. And no female conceives, or lays down (her load), but with His
knowledge. Nor is a man long-lived granted length of days, nor is a part cut off from
his life, but is in a Decree (ordained). All this is easy to God.
035.012 Nor are the two bodies of flowing water alike,- the one palatable, sweet, and
pleasant to drink, and the other, salt and bitter. Yet from each (kind of water) do ye
eat flesh fresh and tender, and ye extract ornaments to wear; and thou seest the ships
therein that plough the waves, that ye may seek (thus) of the Bounty of God that ye
may be grateful.
035.013 He merges Night into Day, and he merges Day into Night, and he has
subjected the sun and the moon (to his Law): each one runs its course for a term
appointed. Such is God your Lord: to Him belongs all Dominion. And those whom ye
invoke besides Him have not the least power.
035.014 If ye invoke them, they will not listen to your call, and if they were
they cannot answer your (prayer). On the Day of Judgment they will reject your
"Partnership". and none, (O man!) can tell thee (the Truth) like the One Who is
acquainted with all things.
035.015 O ye men! It is ye that have need of God: but God is the One Free of all
wants, worthy of all praise.
035.016 If He so pleased, He could blot you out and bring in a New Creation.
035.017 Nor is that (at all) difficult for God.
035.018 Nor can a bearer of burdens bear another's burdens if one heavily laden
should call another to (bear) his load. Not the least portion of it can be carried (by the
other). Even though he be nearly related. Thou canst but admonish such as fear
Lord unseen and establish regular Prayer. And whoever purifies himself does so
the benefit of his own soul; and the destination (of all) is to God.
035.019 The blind and the seeing are not alike;
035.020 Nor are the depths of Darkness and the Light;
035.021 Nor are the (chilly) shade and the (genial) heat of the sun:
035.022 Nor are alike those that are living and those that are dead. God can make any
that He wills to hear; but thou canst not make those to hear who are (buried) in
035.023 Thou art no other than a warner.
035.024 Verily We have sent thee in truth, as a bearer of glad tidings, and as
warner: and there never was a people, without a warner having lived among them
035.025 And if they reject thee, so did their predecessors, to whom came their
messengers with Clear Signs, Books of dark prophecies, and the Book of Enlightenment.
035.026 In the end did I punish those who rejected Faith: and how (terrible) was My
rejection (of them)!
035.027 Seest thou not that God sends down rain from the sky? With it We then
bring out produce of various colours. And in the mountains are tracts white and
of various shades of colour, and black intense in hue.
035.028 And so amongst men and crawling creatures and cattle, are they of various
colours. Those truly fear God, among His Servants, who have knowledge: for God
Exalted in Might, Oft-Forgiving.
035.029 Those who rehearse the Book of God, establish regular Prayer, and spend (in
Charity) out of what We have provided for them, secretly and openly, hope for a
commerce that will never fail:
035.030 For He will pay them their meed, nay, He will give them (even) more out of
His Bounty: for He is Oft-Forgiving, Most Ready to appreciate (service).
035.031 That which We have revealed to thee of the Book is the Truth,- confirming
what was (revealed) before it: for God is assuredly- with respect to His Servants -
well acquainted and Fully Observant.
035.032 Then We have given the Book for inheritance to such of Our Servants as
have chosen: but there are among them some who wrong their own souls; some who
follow a middle course; and some who are, by God's leave, foremost in good deeds;
that is the highest Grace.
035.033 Gardens of Eternity will they enter: therein will they be adorned with
bracelets of gold and pearls; and their garments there will be of silk.
035.034 And they will say: "Praise be to God, Who has removed from us (all)
sorrow: for our Lord is indeed Oft-Forgiving Ready to appreciate (service):
035.035 "Who has, out of His Bounty, settled us in a Home that will last: no toil nor
sense of weariness shall touch us therein."
035.036 But those who reject (God) - for them will be the Fire of Hell: No term shall
be determined for them, so they should die, nor shall its Penalty be lightened
them. Thus do We reward every ungrateful one!
035.037 Therein will they cry aloud (for assistance): "Our Lord! Bring us out:
shall work righteousness, not the (deeds) we used to do!" - "Did We not give you long
enough life so that he that would should receive admonition? and (moreover) the
warner came to you. So taste ye (the fruits of your deeds): for the wrong-doers
is no helper."
035.038 Verily God knows (all) the hidden things of the heavens and the earth:
He has full knowledge of all that is in (men's) hearts.
035.039 He it is That has made you inheritors in the earth: if, then, any do reject
(God), their rejection (works) against themselves: their rejection but adds to
odium for the Unbelievers in the sight of their Lord: their rejection but adds
035.040 Say: "Have ye seen (these) 'Partners' of yours whom ye call upon besides
God? Show Me what it is they have created in the (wide) earth. Or have they a share
in the heavens? Or have We given them a Book from which they (can derive) clear
(evidence)?- Nay, the wrong-doers promise each other nothing but delusions.
035.041 It is God Who sustains the heavens and the earth, lest they cease (to
function): and if they should fail, there is none - not one - can sustain them
Verily He is Most Forbearing, Oft-Forgiving.
035.042 They swore their strongest oaths by God that if a warner came to them,
would follow his guidance better than any (other) of the Peoples: But when a warner
came to them, it has only increased their flight (from righteousness),-
035.043 On account of their arrogance in the land and their plotting of Evil,
plotting of Evil will hem in only the authors thereof. Now are they but looking
way the ancients were dealt with? But no change wilt thou find in God's way (of
dealing): no turning off wilt thou find in God's way (of dealing).
035.044 Do they not travel through the earth, and see what was the End of those
before them,- though they were superior to them in strength? Nor is God to be
frustrated by anything whatever in the heavens or on earth: for He is All-Knowing.
035.045 If God were to punish men according to what they deserve. He would not
leave on the back of the (earth) a single living creature: but He gives them respite for
a stated Term: when their Term expires, verily God has in His sight all His Servants.