Surah Al Hijr

Quran Chapter 15

In the name of God, the Gracious, the Merciful.

1Alif. Lam. Ra. These are the verses of the Scripture—a Quran that explains with clarity.

2Perhaps those who disbelieve would wish that they had been Submitters.

3Let them eat, enjoy, and let false hope distract them. Soon they will know.

4We’ve never destroyed a community that didn’t have a known term.

5No community can accelerate or postpone its appointed time.

6They said, “O you to whom the reminder was revealed, you are surely deranged.”

7“Why don’t you bring us the angels, if you are truthful?”

8We only send down angels in truth, and they wouldn’t be restrained.

9Surely, it is We who revealed the Message, and it is We who will preserve it.

10We sent messengers before you to the ancient communities.

11Yet every messenger that came to them was ridiculed.

12Thus, We subtly instill it into the hearts of the criminals.

13They will not have faith in it, though the ways of the ancients have passed away.

14Even if we were to open up a gate into heaven for them, and they kept ascending through it.

15They would still say, “Our eyes are tricked; we are under a spell.”

16We positioned constellations in the sky, and We beautified it for the observers.

17And We protected it from every accursed devil.

18Except those who stealthily eavesdrop; a piercing flame pursues them.

19And We spread the earth, and placed stabilizers upon it, and fostered balanced growth within it.

20We made it a habitat for you and for those you don’t sustain.

21There is not a thing but that with Us are its storehouses, and We dispense it in known measure.

22We send winds as pollinators, and We bring down water from the sky, providing you with it to drink. You don’t possess its reserves.

23It is We who give life and cause death, and We are the Inheritors.

24We know those among you who advance, and we know those who lag behind.

25Your Lord will gather them all; He is All-Wise, All-Knowing.

26We created man from clay, from molded mud.

27Beforehand, We created the jinn from scorching fire.

28Your Lord told the angels, “I am creating a human being from clay, from molded mud.”

29“Once I have shaped him and breathed into him of My Spirit, fall in prostration before him.”

30So, all the angels prostrated themselves collectively.

31Except for Iblis, he refused to be among those who prostrated.

32He asked, “O Iblis, what prevented you from prostrating with those who prostrated?”

33He replied, “I will not prostrate to a human You created from clay, from molded mud.”

34He said, “Depart from here, for you are a banished outcast.

35And the curse will be upon you until Judgment Day.”

36He pleaded, “My Lord, delay me until the Day they’re resurrected.”

37He responded, “You are granted delay.

38Until the appointed day and time.”

39“Lord,” he declared, “since you have lured me away, I will glamorize for them on earth, and I will lure them all away.”

40Except for Your chosen servants among them.”

41He replied, “This is a straight path to Me.

42You have no sway over My devotees, except those who follow you of the deviators.

43And hell is promised to them all.

44It has seven gates. For every gate, there is a designated portion of them.

45The righteous will be in gardens and springs.”

46“Enter it in peace, securely.”

47We will remove from their hearts all ill feelings; they will be brethren, lounging on couches, facing one another.

48No fatigue will touch them there, nor will they ever be asked to leave.

49Inform My beings that I am the Forgiving, the Merciful.

50And that My punishment is the painful punishment.

51Relate to them the story of Abraham’s guests.

52When they entered his presence, they greeted him with “Peace.” He responded, “We are uneasy about you.”

53They reassured him, “Fear not; we bring you good news of a wise son.”

54He asked, “How can you bring such news, given my advanced age? So what gives you this good news?”

55They replied, “Indeed, we bring you truthful news, so don’t lose hope.”

56He said, “None despairs of his Lord’s mercy except those who have strayed.”

57He then inquired, “What’s your mission, O messengers?”

58They replied, “We’ve been sent to a people steeped in sin.”

59“Except for Lot’s family—we will rescue them all.”

60“Except for his wife.” We had decreed that she would be among those left behind.

61When the messengers came to Lot’s family.

62He said, “You are a people unknown to me.”

63They replied, “We brought you what they’ve been doubting.”

64“We’ve brought you the truth, and indeed, we are truthful.”

65“Leave with your family during the cover of night, and follow their footsteps. Let none of you look back, and proceed as instructed.”

66We informed him of this mandate: “The last remnants of these people will be cut off by morning.”

67And the people of the city came rejoicing.

68He pleaded, “These are my guests, so don’t dishonor me.”

69“And fear God, and don’t embarrass me.”

70They replied, “Didn’t we forbid you from strangers?”

71He responded, “These are my daughters, if you must act.”

72By your life, they were in their intoxication, blundering.

73Then, the blast seized them at sunrise.

74We turned it upside down, and We rained upon them stones of baked clay.

75In this, there are signs for those who discern.

76It was located on an established road.

77In that is a sign for the believers.

78The inhabitants of the wooded valley were also wrongdoers.

79So, We exacted retribution from them. Both were visible from the main road.

80Similarly, the inhabitants of the Rocky Tract rejected the messengers.

81We presented them with Our signs, but they turned away from them.

82They used to carve secure homes into the mountains.

83Yet, the sudden blast seized them at dawn.

84All that they had acquired availed them not.

85We created the heavens and the earth, and what lies between them, with truth. The Hour is certainly coming, so overlook with beautiful forgiveness.

86Surely your Lord, He is the Creator, the All-Knowing.

87We’ve given you seven pairs, and the Grand Quran.

88Don’t extend your eyes towards what We gave certain classes of them to enjoy, and don’t grieve over them. Instead, show kindness to the believers.

89Say, “I am the clear warner.”

90Just as We had revealed to the separatists.

91Those who made the Quran into shreds.

92By your Lord, We will surely interrogate them all.

93About what they used to do.

94So proclaim what you’re commanded, and turn away from the idolaters.

95We are sufficient for you against the mockers.

96Those who set up another deity with God—they will find out.

97We know that what they say causes you distress.

98So, glorify your Lord with praise, and be of the ones who bow down.

99And worship your Lord until certainty comes to you.