وَالسَّمَاءِ ذَاتِ الْبُرُوجِ
CONSIDER the sky full of great constellations, (1)
and [then bethink thyself of] the promised Day (2)
and [of] Him who witnesses [all], and [of] that unto which witness is borne [by Him]! (3)
قُتِلَ أَصْحَابُ الْأُخْدُودِ
THEY DESTROY [but] themselves, they who would ready a pit (4)
النَّارِ ذَاتِ الْوَقُودِ
of fire fiercely burning [for all who have attained to faith]! (5)
إِذْ هُمْ عَلَيْهَا قُعُودٌ
Lo! [With glee do] they contemplate that [fire], (6)
وَهُمْ عَلَىٰ مَا يَفْعَلُونَ بِالْمُؤْمِنِينَ شُهُودٌ
fully conscious of what they are doing to the believers, (7)
وَمَا نَقَمُوا مِنْهُمْ إِلَّا أَنْ يُؤْمِنُوا بِاللَّهِ الْعَزِيزِ الْحَمِيدِ
whom they hate for no other reason than that they believe in God, the Almighty, the One to whom all praise is due, (8)
الَّذِي لَهُ مُلْكُ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ وَاللَّهُ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ شَهِيدٌ
[and] to whom the dominion of the heavens and the earth belongs. But God is witness unto everything! (9)
إِنَّ الَّذِينَ فَتَنُوا الْمُؤْمِنِينَ وَالْمُؤْمِنَاتِ ثُمَّ لَمْ يَتُوبُوا فَلَهُمْ عَذَابُ جَهَنَّمَ وَلَهُمْ عَذَابُ الْحَرِيقِ
Verily, as for those who persecute believing men and believing women, and thereafter do not repent, hell's suffering awaits them: yea, suffering through fire awaits them! (10)
إِنَّ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَعَمِلُوا الصَّالِحَاتِ لَهُمْ جَنَّاتٌ تَجْرِي مِنْ تَحْتِهَا الْأَنْهَارُ ذَٰلِكَ الْفَوْزُ الْكَبِيرُ
[But,] verily, they who attain to faith and do righteous deeds shall [in the life to come] have gardens through which running waters flow – that triumph most great! (11)
إِنَّ بَطْشَ رَبِّكَ لَشَدِيدٌ
VERILY, thy Sustainer's grip is exceedingly strong! (12)
إِنَّهُ هُوَ يُبْدِئُ وَيُعِيدُ
Behold, it is He who creates [man] in the first instance, and He [it is who] will bring him forth anew. (13)
وَهُوَ الْغَفُورُ الْوَدُودُ
And He alone is truly-forgiving, all-embracing in His love, (14)
ذُو الْعَرْشِ الْمَجِيدُ
in sublime almightiness enthroned, (15)
فَعَّالٌ لِمَا يُرِيدُ
a sovereign doer of whatever He wills. (16)
هَلْ أَتَاكَ حَدِيثُ الْجُنُودِ
HAS IT ever come within thy ken, the story of the [sinful] hosts (17)
of Pharaoh, and of [the tribe of] Thamūd? (18)
بَلِ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا فِي تَكْذِيبٍ
And yet, they who are bent on denying the truth persist in giving it the lie: (19)
وَاللَّهُ مِنْ وَرَائِهِمْ مُحِيطٌ
but all the while God encompasses them [with His knowledge and might] without their being aware of it. (20)
بَلْ هُوَ قُرْآنٌ مَجِيدٌ
Nay, but this [divine writ which they reject] is a discourse sublime, (21)
فِي لَوْحٍ مَحْفُوظٍ
upon an imperishable tablet [inscribed]. (22)
For those who believe and do righteous deeds, will be Gardens; beneath which rivers flow: That is the great Salvation, (the fulfilment of all desires),
— Abdullah Yusuf Ali
Lo! those who believe and do good works, theirs will be Gardens underneath which rivers flow. That is the Great Success.
— Marmaduke Pickthall
Surely (as for) those who believe and do good, they shall have gardens beneath which rivers flow, that is the great achievement.
— M. Habib Shakir
Verily, those who believe and do righteous good deeds, for them will be Gardens under which rivers flow (Paradise). That is the great success.
— Taqiuddin Hilali and M. Mohsin Khan
Verily those who believed and worked righteons works, theirs shall be Gardens whereunder the rivers flow; that is the supreme achievement.
— Abdul-Majid Daryabadi
(But) for those who believe and do good works, for them there are Gardens underneath which rivers flow that is the Great Victory!
— Hasan Qaribullah and Ahmed Darwish
Surely those who believe and do righteous deeds, for them shall be gardens underneath which rivers flow; that is the great triumph.
— Ayub Khan
But those who believe and do good works, for them are Gardens through streams flow. That is, indeed, the supreme achievement.
— Sher Ali
[But,] verily, they who attain to faith and do righteous deeds shall [in the life to come] have gardens through which running waters flow – that triumph most great!
— Muhammad Asad
Those who believe, and do righteous deeds, for them await gardens underneath which rivers flow; that is the great triumph.
— Arthur Arberry
As for those who believed and acted righteously, theirs shall be Gardens beneath which rivers flow. That is the great triumph.
— Abu'l Ala Maududi