[66:0] In the name of ALLAH, Most Gracious, Most Merciful
[66:1] O you prophet, why do you prohibit what ALLAH has made lawful for you, just to please your wives? ALLAH is Forgiver, Merciful.
[66:2] ALLAH has decreed for you the laws dealing with your oaths. ALLAH is your Lord, and He is the Omniscient, Most Wise.
[66:3] The prophet had trusted some of his wives with a certain statement, then one of them spread it, and ALLAH let him know about it. He then informed his wife of part of the issue, and disregarded part. She asked him, "Who informed you of this?" He said, "I was informed by the Omniscient, Most Cognizant."
[66:4] If the two of you repent to ALLAH, then your hearts have listened. But if you band together against him, then ALLAH is his ally, and so is Gabriel and the righteous believers. Also, the angels are his helpers.
[66:5] If he divorces you, his Lord will substitute other wives in your place who are better than you; submitters (Muslims), believers (Mu'mins), obedient, repentant, worshipers, pious, either previously married, or virgins.
[66:6] O you who believe, protect yourselves and your families from the Hellfire whose fuel is people and rocks. Guarding it are stern and powerful angels who never disobey ALLAH; they do whatever they are commanded to do.
[66:7] O you who disbelieved, do not apologize today. You are being requited only for what you did.
[66:8] O you who believe, you shall repent to ALLAH a firm repentance. Your Lord will then remit your sins and admit you into gardens with flowing streams. On that day, ALLAH will not disappoint the prophet and those who believed with him. Their light will radiate in front of them and to their right. They will say, "Our Lord, perfect our light for us, and forgive us; You are Omnipotent."
[66:9] O prophet, struggle against the disbelievers and the hypocrites and be stern with them. Their abode is Gehenna, and a miserable destiny.
[66:10] ALLAH cites as examples of those who disbelieved the wife of Noah and the wife of Lot. They were married to two of our righteous servants, but they betrayed them and, consequently, they could not help them at all against ALLAH. The two of them were told, "Enter the Hell-fire with those who deserved it."
[66:11] And ALLAH cites as an example of those who believed the wife of Pharaoh. She said, "My Lord, build a home for me at You in Paradise, and save me from Pharaoh and his works; save me from the transgressing people."
[66:12] Also Mary, the Amramite. She maintained her chastity, then we blew into her from our spirit. She believed in the words of her Lord and His scriptures; she was obedient.
[67:0] In the name of ALLAH, Most Gracious, Most Merciful
[67:1] Most exalted is the One in whose hands is all kingship, and He is Omnipotent.
[67:2] The One who created death and life for the purpose of distinguishing those among you who would do better. He is the Almighty, the Forgiving.
[67:3] He created seven universes in layers. You do not see any imperfection in the creation by the Most Gracious. Keep looking; do you see any flaw?
[67:4] Look again and again; your eyes will come back stumped and conquered.
[67:5] We adorned the lowest universe with lamps, and guarded its borders with projectiles against the devils; we prepared for them a retribution in Hell.
[67:6] For those who disbelieved in their Lord, the retribution of Gehenna. What a miserable destiny.
[67:7] When they get thrown therein, they hear its furor as it fumes.
[67:8] It almost explodes from rage. Whenever a group is thrown therein, its guards would ask them, "Did you not receive a warner?"
[67:9] They would answer, "Yes indeed; a warner did come to us, but we disbelieved and said, `ALLAH did not reveal anything. You are totally astray.' "
[67:10] They also say, "If we heard or understood, we would not be among the dwellers of Hell!"
[67:11] Thus, they confessed their sins. Woe to the dwellers of Hell.
[67:12] As for those who reverence their Lord, when alone in their privacy, they have attained forgiveness and a great recompense.
[67:13] Whether you keep your utterances secret, or declare them, He is fully aware of the innermost thoughts.
[67:14] Should He not know what He created? He is the Sublime, Most Cognizant.
[67:15] He is the One who put the Earth at your service. Roam its corners, and eat from His provisions. To Him is the final summoning.
[67:16] Have you guaranteed that the One in heaven will not strike the Earth and cause it to tumble?
[67:17] Have you guaranteed that the One in heaven will not send upon you a violent storm? Will you then appreciate the value of My warning?
[67:18] Others before them have disbelieved; how terrible was My requital!
[67:19] Have they not seen the birds above them lined up in columns and spreading their wings? The Most Gracious is the One who holds them in the air. He is Seer of all things.
[67:20] Where are those soldiers who can help you against the Most Gracious? Indeed, the disbelievers are deceived.
[67:21] Who is there to provide for you, if He withholds His provisions? Indeed, they have plunged deep into transgression and aversion.
[67:22] Is one who walks while slumped over on his face better guided, or one who walks straight on the right path?
[67:23] Say, "He is the One who initiated you, and granted you the hearing, the eyes, and the brains. Rarely are you appreciative."
[67:24] Say, "He is the One who placed you on Earth, and before Him you will be summoned."
[67:25] They challenge: "When will that prophecy come to pass, if you are truthful?"
[67:26] Say, "Such knowledge is with ALLAH; I am no more than a manifest warner."
[67:27] When they see it happening, the faces of those who disbelieved will turn miserable, and it will be proclaimed: "This is what you used to mock."
[67:28] Say, "Whether ALLAH decides to annihilate me and those with me, or to shower us with His mercy, who is there to protect the disbelievers from a painful retribution?"
[67:29] Say, "He is the Most Gracious; we believe in Him, and we trust in Him. You will surely find out who is really far astray."
[67:30] Say, "What if your water sinks away, who will provide you with pure water?"
[68:0] In the name of ALLAH, Most Gracious, Most Merciful
[68:1] NuN, the pen, and what they (the people) write.
[68:2] You have attained a great blessing from your Lord; you are not crazy.
[68:3] You have attained a recompense that is well deserved.
[68:4] You are blessed with a great moral character.
[68:5] You will see, and they will see.
[68:6] Which of you are condemned.
[68:7] Your Lord is fully aware of those who strayed off His path, and He is fully aware of those who are guided.
[68:8] Do not obey the rejectors.
[68:9] They wish that you compromise, so they too can compromise.
[68:10] Do not obey every lowly swearer.
[68:11] A slanderer, a backbiter.
[68:12] Forbidder of charity, a transgressor, a sinner.
[68:13] Unappreciative, and greedy.
[68:14] Even though he possessed enough money and children.
[68:15] When our revelations are recited to him, he says, "Tales from the past!"
[68:16] We will mark his face.
[68:17] We have tested them like we tested the owners of the garden who swore that they will harvest it in the morning.
[68:18] They were so absolutely sure.
[68:19] A passing (storm) from your Lord passed by it while they were asleep.
[68:20] By morning, it was barren.
[68:21] They called on each other in the morning.
[68:22] "Let us harvest the crop."
[68:23] On their way, they confided to each other.
[68:24] That from then on, none of them would be poor.
[68:25] They were so absolutely sure of their harvest.
[68:26] But when they saw it, they said, "We were so wrong!
[68:27] "Now, we have nothing!"
[68:28] The righteous among them said, "If only you had glorified (ALLAH)!"
[68:29] They said, "Glory be to our Lord. We have transgressed."
[68:30] They started to blame each other.
[68:31] They said, "Woe to us. We sinned.
[68:32] "May our Lord grant us a better one. We repent to our Lord."
[68:33] Such was the requital. But the retribution of the Hereafter is far worse, if they only knew.
[68:34] The righteous have deserved, at their Lord, gardens of bliss.
[68:35] Shall we treat the Submitters like the criminals?
[68:36] What is wrong with your logic?
[68:37] Do you have another book to uphold?
[68:38] In it, do you find anything you want?
[68:39] Or, have you received solemn assurances from us that grant you whatever you wish on the Day of Resurrection?
[68:40] Ask them, "Who guarantees this for you?"
[68:41] Do they have idols? Let their idols help them, if they are truthful.
[68:42] The day will come when they will be exposed, and they will be required to fall prostrate, but they will be unable to.
[68:43] With their eyes subdued, humiliation will cover them. They were invited to fall prostrate when they were whole and able.
[68:44] Therefore, let Me deal with those who reject this Hadith; we will lead them on whence they never perceive.
[68:45] I will give them enough rope; My scheming is formidable.
[68:46] Are you asking them for money, so they are burdened by the fine?
[68:47] Do they know the future? Do they have it recorded?
[68:48] You shall steadfastly persevere in carrying out the commands of your Lord. Do not be like (Jonah) who called from inside the fish.
[68:49] If it were not for his Lord's grace, he would have been ejected into the desert as a sinner.
[68:50] But his Lord blessed him, and made him righteous.
[68:51] Those who disbelieved show their ridicule in their eyes when they hear the message and say, "He is crazy!"
[68:52] It is in fact a message to the world.
[69:0] In the name of ALLAH, Most Gracious, Most Merciful
[69:1] The incontestable (event).
[69:2] What an incontestable (event)!
[69:3] It is truly incontestable.
[69:4] Thamoud and `Aad disbelieved in the Shocker.
[69:5] As for Thamoud, they were annihilated by the devastating (quake).
[69:6] As for `Aad, they were annihilated by a persistent, violent storm.
[69:7] He unleashed it upon them for seven nights and eight days, violently. You could see the people tossed around like decayed palm trunks.
[69:8] Can you find any trace of them?
[69:9] Pharaoh, others before him, and the sinners (of Sodom) were wicked.
[69:10] They disobeyed the messenger of their Lord. Consequently, He requited them a devastating requital.
[69:11] The flood was devastating, so we carried you on the floating (ark).
[69:12] We rendered it a lesson for you, that any listening ear may understand.
[69:13] When the horn is blown once.
[69:14] The earth and the mountains will be carried off and crushed; utterly crushed.
[69:15] That is the day when the inevitable event will come to pass.
[69:16] The heaven will crack, and fall apart.
[69:17] The angels will be all around, and Your Lord's dominion will then encompass eight (universes).
[69:18] On that day, you will be exposed, nothing of you can be hidden.
[69:19] As for the one who receives his record with his right hand, he will say, "Come read my record.
[69:20] "I did believe that I was going to be held accountable."
[69:21] He has deserved a happy life.
[69:22] In an exalted Paradise.
[69:23] Its fruits are within reach.
[69:24] Eat and drink happily in return for your works in days past.
[69:25] As for him who is given his record in his left hand, he will say, "Oh, I wish I never received my record.
[69:26] "I wish I never knew my account.
[69:27] "I wish my death was eternal.
[69:28] "My money cannot help me.
[69:29] "All my power is gone."
[69:30] Take him and shackle him.
[69:31] Burn him in Hell.
[69:32] In a chain that is seventy arms long, tie him up.
[69:33] For he did not believe in ALLAH, Most Great.
[69:34] Nor did he advocate the feeding of the poor.
[69:35] Consequently, he has no friend here.
[69:36] Nor any food, except the bitter variety.
[69:37] Food for the sinners.
[69:38] I swear by what you see.
[69:39] And what you do not see.
[69:40] This is the utterance of an honorable messenger.
[69:41] Not the utterance of a poet; rarely do you believe.
[69:42] Nor the utterance of a soothsayer; rarely do you take heed.
[69:43] A revelation from the Lord of the universe.
[69:44] Had he uttered any other teachings.
[69:45] We would have punished him.
[69:46] We would have stopped the revelations to him.
[69:47] None of you could have helped him.
[69:48] This is a reminder for the righteous.
[69:49] We know; some of you are rejectors.
[69:50] It is but sorrow for the disbelievers.
[69:51] It is the absolute truth.
[69:52] Therefore, you shall glorify the name of your Lord, Most Great.
[70:0] In the name of ALLAH, Most Gracious, Most Merciful
[70:1] A questioner may question the inevitable retribution.
[70:2] For the disbelievers, none can stop it.
[70:3] From ALLAH; Possessor of the highest Height.
[70:4] The angels, with their reports, climb to Him in a day that equals fifty thousand years.
[70:5] Therefore, you shall resort to a gracious patience.
[70:6] For they see it far away.
[70:7] While we see it very close.
[70:8] The day will come when the sky will be like molten rocks.
[70:9] The mountains will be like fluffy wool.
[70:10] No friend will care about his close friend.
[70:11] When they see them, the guilty will wish he could give his own children as ransom, to spare him the retribution of that day.
[70:12] Also his spouse, and his brother.
[70:13] Even his whole tribe that raised him.
[70:14] Even all the people on Earth, if it would save him.
[70:15] No; it is aflame.
[70:16] Eager to burn.
[70:17] It calls on those who turned away.
[70:18] Those who hoarded and counted.
[70:19] Indeed, the human being is anxious.
[70:20] If touched by adversity, despondent.
[70:21] If blessed by wealth, stingy.
[70:22] Except for the worshipers.
[70:23] Who always observe their contact prayers (Salat).
[70:24] Part of their money is set aside.
[70:25] For the poor and the needy.
[70:26] They believe in the Day of Judgment.
[70:27] They reverence their Lord's requital.
[70:28] Their Lord's requital is not taken for granted.
[70:29] They keep their chastity.
[70:30] (They have relations) only with their spouses, or what is legally theirs -
[70:31] anyone who transgresses these limits is a sinner.
[70:32] And the believers keep their word; they are trustworthy.
[70:33] Their testimony is truthful.
[70:34] They consistently observe their contact prayers (Salat) on time.
[70:35] They have deserved a position of honor in Paradise.
[70:36] What is keeping those who disbelieved from joining you?
[70:37] To the right, and to the left, they flee.
[70:38] How can any of them expect to enter the blissful Paradise?
[70:39] Never; we created them, and they know from what.
[70:40] I solemnly swear by the Lord of the easts and the wests; we are able -
[70:41] to substitute better people in your place; we can never be defeated.
[70:42] Therefore, let them blunder and play, until they meet the day that is awaiting them.
[70:43] That is the day they come out of the graves in a hurry, as if herded to the (sacrificial) altars.
[70:44] With their eyes subdued, shame will cover them. That is the day that is awaiting them.
[71:0] In the name of ALLAH, Most Gracious, Most Merciful
[71:1] We sent Noah to his people: "You shall warn your people before a painful retribution afflicts them."
[71:2] He said, "O my people, I am a manifest warner to you.
[71:3] "To alert you that you shall worship ALLAH, reverence Him, and obey me.
[71:4] "He will then forgive you your sins and respite you for a predetermined period. Most assuredly, ALLAH's appointment can never be delayed, once it is due, if you only knew."
[71:5] He said, "My Lord, I have invited my people night and day.
[71:6] "But my invitation only increased their aversion.
[71:7] "Whenever I invited them to be forgiven by You, they placed their fingers in their ears, covered themselves with their clothes, insisted, and turned arrogant.
[71:8] "Then I invited them publicly.
[71:9] "Then I proclaimed to them loudly, and I spoke to them privately.
[71:10] "I said, `Implore your Lord for forgiveness; He is Forgiving.
[71:11] " `He will then shower you generously with rain.
[71:12] " `And provide you with money and children, and orchards, and streams.' "
[71:13] Why should you not strive to reverence ALLAH?
[71:14] He is the One who created you in stages.
[71:15] Do you not realize that ALLAH created seven universes in layers?
[71:16] He designed the moon therein to be a light, and placed the sun to be a lamp.
[71:17] And ALLAH germinated you from the Earth like plants.
[71:18] Then He returns you into it, and He will surely bring you out.
[71:19] ALLAH made the Earth habitable for you.
[71:20] That you may build roads therein.
[71:21] Noah said, "My Lord, they disobeyed me, and followed those who were even more corrupted when blessed with money and children.
[71:22] "They schemed terrible schemes.
[71:23] "They said, `Do not abandon your gods. Do not abandon Wadd, Suwaa`, Yaghouth, Ya`ooq, and Nasr.'
[71:24] "They misled many. Therefore, let the wicked plunge deeper into loss."
[71:25] Because of their sins they were drowned and assigned to the hellfire. They found no helpers to protect them from ALLAH.
[71:26] Noah also said, "My Lord, do not leave a single disbeliever on Earth.
[71:27] "For if you let them, they will only mislead your servants and give birth to nothing but wicked disbelievers.
[71:28] "My Lord, forgive me and my parents, and anyone who enters my home as a believer, and all the believing men and women. But do not give the disbelievers anything but annihilation."