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)
And verily, We shall recount their whole story with knowledge, for We were never absent (at any time or place).
— Abdullah Yusuf Ali
Then verily We shall narrate unto them (the event) with knowledge, for We were not absent (when it came to pass).
— Marmaduke Pickthall
Then most certainly We will relate to them with knowledge, and We were not absent.
— M. Habib Shakir
Then surely, We shall narrate unto them (their whole story) with knowledge, and indeed We were not absent.
— Taqiuddin Hilali and M. Mohsin Khan
Then surely We will recount unto them with knowledge, and We have not been absent.
— Abdul-Majid Daryabadi
With knowledge We will narrate to them, for We are never absent.
— Hasan Qaribullah and Ahmed Darwish
and We shall question the Messengers, and We shall relate to them with knowledge, and We were not absent.
— Ayub Khan
The will We certainly relate to them their deeds with knowledge, for We were never absent.
— Sher Ali
and thereupon We shall most certainly reveal unto them Our knowledge [of their doings]: for never have We been absent [from them].
— Muhammad Asad
and We shall relate to them with knowledge; assuredly We were not absent.
— Arthur Arberry
Then We shall narrate to them with knowledge the whole account. For surely, We were not away from them.
— Abu'l Ala Maududi