Surah 57 - Al Hadid IRON
057.001 Whatever is in the heavens and on earth,- let it declare the Praises and Glory
of God: for He is the Exalted in Might, the Wise.
057.002 To Him belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth: It is He Who
gives Life and Death; and He has Power over all things.
057.003 He is the First and the Last, the Evident and the Hidden: and He has
knowledge of all things.
057.004 He it is Who created the heavens and the earth in Six Days, and is moreover
firmly established on the Throne (of Authority). He knows what enters within the
earth and what comes forth out of it, what comes down from heaven and what mounts
up to it. And He is with you wheresoever ye may be. And God sees well all that
057.005 To Him belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth: and all affairs
are referred back to God.
057.006 He merges Night into Day, and He merges Day into Night; and He has full
knowledge of the secrets of (all) hearts.
057.007 Believe in God and His messenger, and spend (in charity) out of the (substance)
whereof He has made you heirs. For, those of you who believe and spend (in
charity),- for them is a great Reward.
057.008 What cause have ye why ye should not believe in God?- and the Messenger
invites you to believe in your Lord, and has indeed taken your Covenant, if ye
men of Faith.
057.009 He is the One Who sends to His Servant Manifest Signs, that He may lead
you from the depths of Darkness into the Light and verily God is to you most kind
057.010 And what cause have ye why ye should not spend in the cause of God?- For
to God belongs the heritage of the heavens and the earth. Not equal among you
those who spent (freely) and fought, before the Victory, (with those who did so
Those are higher in rank than those who spent (freely) and fought afterwards. But to
all has God promised a goodly (reward). And God is well acquainted with all that ye
057.011 Who is he that will Loan to God a beautiful loan? for (God) will increase it
manifold to his credit, and he will have (besides) a liberal Reward.
057.012 One Day shalt thou see the believing men and the believing women- how
their Light runs forward before them and by their right hands: (their greeting
"Good News for you this Day! Gardens beneath which flow rivers! to dwell therein
for aye! This is indeed the highest Achievement!"
057.013 One Day will the Hypocrites- men and women - say to the Believers: "Wait
for us! Let us borrow (a Light) from your Light!" It will be said: "Turn ye back to
your rear! then seek a Light (where ye can)!" So a wall will be put up between
with a gate therein. Within it will be Mercy throughout, and without it, all alongside,
will be (Wrath and) Punishment!
057.014 (Those without) will call out, "Were we not with you?" (The others) will
reply, "True! but ye led yourselves into temptation; ye looked forward (to our
ye doubted (God's Promise); and (your false) desires deceived you; until there
the Command of God. And the Deceiver deceived you in respect of God.
057.015 "This Day shall no ransom be accepted of you, nor of those who rejected
God." Your abode is the Fire: that is the proper place to claim you: and an evil refuge
057.016 Has not the Time arrived for the Believers that their hearts in all humility
should engage in the remembrance of God and of the Truth which has been revealed
(to them), and that they should not become like those to whom was given Revelation
aforetime, but long ages passed over them and their hearts grew hard? For many
among them are rebellious transgressors.
057.017 Know ye (all) that God giveth life to the earth after its death! already have
We shown the Signs plainly to you, that ye may learn wisdom.
057.018 For those who give in Charity, men and women, and loan to God a Beautiful
Loan, it shall be increased manifold (to their credit), and they shall have (besides) a
057.019 And those who believe in God and His messengers- they are the Sincere (lovers
of Truth), and the witnesses (who testify), in the eyes of their Lord: They shall have
their Reward and their Light. But those who reject God and deny Our Signs,- they are
the Companions of Hell-Fire.
057.020 Know ye (all), that the life of this world is but play and amusement,
and mutual boasting and multiplying, (in rivalry) among yourselves, riches and
children. Here is a similitude: How rain and the growth which it brings forth,
(the hearts of) the tillers; soon it withers; thou wilt see it grow yellow; then it
becomes dry and crumbles away. But in the Hereafter is a Penalty severe (for the
devotees of wrong). And Forgiveness from God and (His) Good Pleasure (for the
devotees of God). And what is the life of this world, but goods and chattels of
057.021 Be ye foremost (in seeking) Forgiveness from your Lord, and a Garden (of
Bliss), the width whereof is as the width of heaven and earth, prepared for those who
believe in God and His messengers: that is the Grace of God, which He bestows on
whom He pleases: and God is the Lord of Grace abounding.
057.022 No misfortune can happen on earth or in your souls but is recorded in
decree before We bring it into existence: That is truly easy for God:
057.023 In order that ye may not despair over matters that pass you by, nor exult
over favours bestowed upon you. For God loveth not any vainglorious boaster,-
057.024 Such persons as are covetous and commend covetousness to men. And if
any turn back (from God's Way), verily God is Free of all Needs, Worthy of all
057.025 We sent aforetime our messengers with Clear Signs and sent down with them
the Book and the Balance (of Right and Wrong), that men may stand forth in justice;
and We sent down Iron, in which is (material for) mighty war, as well as many
benefits for mankind, that God may test who it is that will help, Unseen, Him and His
messengers: For God is Full of Strength, Exalted in Might (and able to enforce His Will).
057.026 And We sent Noah and Abraham, and established in their line Prophethood
and Revelation: and some of them were on right guidance. But many of them became
057.027 Then, in their wake, We followed them up with (others of) Our messengers: We
sent after them Jesus the son of Mary, and bestowed on him the Gospel; and We
ordained in the hearts of those who followed him Compassion and Mercy. But the
Monasticism which they invented for themselves, We did not prescribe for them:
commanded) only the seeking for the Good Pleasure of God; but that they did not
foster as they should have done. Yet We bestowed, on those among them who
believed, their (due) reward, but many of them are rebellious transgressors.
057.028 O ye that believe! Fear God, and believe in His Messenger, and He will bestow
on you a double portion of His Mercy: He will provide for you a Light by which
shall walk (straight in your path), and He will forgive you (your past): for God is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.
057.029 That the People of the Book may know that they have no power whatever
over the Grace of God, that (His) Grace is (entirely) in His Hand, to bestow it
whomsoever He wills. For God is the Lord of Grace abounding.