Surah 67 - Al Mulk THE DOMINION
067.001 Blessed be He in Whose hands is Dominion; and He over all things hath Power;-
067.002 He Who created Death and Life, that He may try which of you is best in
deed: and He is the Exalted in Might, Oft-Forgiving;-
067.003 He Who created the seven heavens one above another: No want of
proportion wilt thou see in the Creation of (God) Most Gracious. So turn thy vision
again: seest thou any flaw?
067.004 Again turn thy vision a second time: (thy) vision will come back to thee dull
and discomfited, in a state worn out.
067.005 And we have, (from of old), adorned the lowest heaven with Lamps, and
have made such (Lamps) (as) missiles to drive away the Evil Ones, and have prepared
for them the Penalty of the Blazing Fire.
067.006 For those who reject their Lord (and Cherisher) is the Penalty of Hell: and
evil is (such), Destination.
067.007 When they are cast therein, they will hear the (terrible) drawing in of its
breath even as it blazes forth,
067.008 Almost bursting with fury: Every time a Group is cast therein, its Keepers
will ask, "Did no Warner come to you?"
067.009 They will say: "Yes indeed; a Warner did come to us, but we rejected him
and said, 'God never sent down any (Message): ye are nothing but an egregious
067.010 They will further say: "Had we but listened or used our intelligence, we
should not (now) be among the Companions of the Blazing Fire!"
067.011 They will then confess their sins: but far will be (Forgiveness) from the
Companions of the Blazing Fire!
067.012 As for those who fear their Lord unseen, for them is Forgiveness and a
067.013 And whether ye hide your word or publish it, He certainly has (full) knowledge, of the secrets of (all) hearts.
067.014 Should He not know,- He that created? and He is the One that understands
the finest mysteries (and) is well-acquainted (with them).
067.015 It is He Who has made the earth manageable for you, so traverse ye through
its tracts and enjoy of the Sustenance which He furnishes: but unto Him is the
067.016 Do ye feel secure that He Who is in heaven will not cause you to be
swallowed up by the earth when it shakes (as in an earthquake)?
067.017 Or do ye feel secure that He Who is in Heaven will not send against you a
violent tornado (with showers of stones), so that ye shall know how (terrible)
067.018 But indeed men before them rejected (My warning): then how (terrible)
My rejection (of them)?
067.019 Do they not observe the birds above them, spreading their wings and folding
them in? None can uphold them except (God) Most Gracious: Truly it is He that watches over all things.
067.020 Nay, who is there that can help you, (even as) an army, besides (God)
Merciful? In nothing but delusion are the Unbelievers.
067.021 Or who is there that can provide you with Sustenance if He were to withhold
His provision? Nay, they obstinately persist in insolent impiety and flight (from the
067.022 Is then one who walks headlong, with his face grovelling, better guided,- or
one who walks evenly on a Straight Way?
067.023 Say: "It is He Who has created you (and made you grow), and made for you
the faculties of hearing, seeing, feeling and understanding: little thanks it is ye give.
067.024 Say: "It is He Who has multiplied you through the earth, and to Him shall ye
be gathered together."
067.025 They ask: When will this promise be (fulfilled)? - If ye are telling the truth.
067.026 Say: "As to the knowledge of the time, it is with God alone: I am (sent) only
to warn plainly in public."
067.027 At length, when they see it close at hand, grieved will be the faces of the
Unbelievers, and it will be said (to them): "This is (the promise fulfilled), which ye
were calling for!"
067.028 Say: "See ye?- If God were to destroy me, and those with me, or if He
bestows His Mercy on us,- yet who can deliver the Unbelievers from a grievous
067.029 Say: "He is (God) Most Gracious: We have believed in Him, and on Him
have we put our trust: So, soon will ye know which (of us) it is that is in manifest
067.030 Say: "See ye?- If your stream be some morning lost (in the underground
earth), who then can supply you with clear-flowing water?"