Alif. Lām. Mīm. Sād. (1)
كِتَابٌ أُنْزِلَ إِلَيْكَ فَلَا يَكُنْ فِي صَدْرِكَ حَرَجٌ مِنْهُ لِتُنْذِرَ بِهِ وَذِكْرَىٰ لِلْمُؤْمِنِينَ
A DIVINE WRIT has been bestowed from on high upon thee – and let there be no doubt about this in thy heart – in order that thou mayest warn [the erring] thereby, and [thus] admonish the believers: (2)
اتَّبِعُوا مَا أُنْزِلَ إِلَيْكُمْ مِنْ رَبِّكُمْ وَلَا تَتَّبِعُوا مِنْ دُونِهِ أَوْلِيَاءَ قَلِيلًا مَا تَذَكَّرُونَ
"Follow what has been sent down unto you by your Sustainer, and follow no masters other than Him." How seldom do you keep this in mind! (3)
وَكَمْ مِنْ قَرْيَةٍ أَهْلَكْنَاهَا فَجَاءَهَا بَأْسُنَا بَيَاتًا أَوْ هُمْ قَائِلُونَ
And how many a [rebellious] community have We destroyed, with Our punishment coming upon it by night, or while they were resting at noontide! (4)
فَمَا كَانَ دَعْوَاهُمْ إِذْ جَاءَهُمْ بَأْسُنَا إِلَّا أَنْ قَالُوا إِنَّا كُنَّا ظَالِمِينَ
And when Our punishment came upon them, they had nothing to say for themselves, and could only cry, "Verily, we were wrongdoers!" (5)
فَلَنَسْأَلَنَّ الَّذِينَ أُرْسِلَ إِلَيْهِمْ وَلَنَسْأَلَنَّ الْمُرْسَلِينَ
Thus, [on Judgment Day] We shall most certainly call to account all those unto whom a [divine] message was sent, and We shall most certainly call to account the message-bearers [themselves]; (6)
فَلَنَقُصَّنَّ عَلَيْهِمْ بِعِلْمٍ وَمَا كُنَّا غَائِبِينَ
and thereupon We shall most certainly reveal unto them Our knowledge [of their doings]: for never have We been absent [from them]. (7)
وَالْوَزْنُ يَوْمَئِذٍ الْحَقُّ فَمَنْ ثَقُلَتْ مَوَازِينُهُ فَأُولَٰئِكَ هُمُ الْمُفْلِحُونَ
And true will be the weighing on that Day: and those whose weight [of good deeds] is heavy in the balance – it is they, they who shall attain to a happy state; (8)
وَمَنْ خَفَّتْ مَوَازِينُهُ فَأُولَٰئِكَ الَّذِينَ خَسِرُوا أَنْفُسَهُمْ بِمَا كَانُوا بِآيَاتِنَا يَظْلِمُونَ
whereas those whose weight is light in the balance – it is they who will have squandered their own selves by their willful rejection of Our messages. (9)
وَلَقَدْ مَكَّنَّاكُمْ فِي الْأَرْضِ وَجَعَلْنَا لَكُمْ فِيهَا مَعَايِشَ قَلِيلًا مَا تَشْكُرُونَ
YEA, INDEED, [O men,] We have given you a [bountiful] place on earth, and appointed thereon means of livelihood for you: [yet] how seldom are you grateful! (10)
It is We Who have placed you with authority on earth, and provided you therein with means for the fulfilment of your life: small are the thanks that ye give!
— Abdullah Yusuf Ali
And We have given you (mankind) power in the earth, and appointed for you therein livelihoods. Little give ye thanks!
— Marmaduke Pickthall
And certainly We have established you in the earth and made in it means of livelihood for you; little it is that you give thanks.
— M. Habib Shakir
And surely, We gave you authority on the earth and appointed for you therein provisions (for your life). Little thanks do you give.
— Taqiuddin Hilali and M. Mohsin Khan
And assuredly We established you in the earth and appointed for you livelihoods therein; yet little thanks ye return.
— Abdul-Majid Daryabadi
We established you in the earth and made for you a livelihood but little is it that you give thanks.
— Hasan Qaribullah and Ahmed Darwish
And We have established you in the earth, and made your livelihood in it; little thanks you show.
— Ayub Khan
And We have established you in the earth and provided for you therein the means of subsistence. But little thanks do you give.
— Sher Ali
YEA, INDEED, [O men,] We have given you a [bountiful] place on earth, and appointed thereon means of livelihood for you: [yet] how seldom are you grateful!
— Muhammad Asad
We have established you in the earth and there appointed for you livelihood; little thanks you show.
— Arthur Arberry
We assuredly established you in the earth and arranged for your livelihood in it. Little do you give thanks.
— Abu'l Ala Maududi