96- The Embryo (Al-Alaq)

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In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

[96:1] Read, in the name of your Lord, who created.

[96:2] He created man from an embryo.

[96:3] Read, and your Lord, Most Exalted.

[96:4] Teaches by means of the pen.

[96:5] He teaches man what he never knew.

[96:6] Indeed, the human transgresses.

[96:7] When he becomes rich.

[96:8] To your Lord is the ultimate destiny.

[96:9] Have you seen the one who enjoins.

[96:10] Others from praying?

[96:11] Is it not better for him to follow the guidance?

[96:12] Or advocate righteousness?

[96:13] If he disbelieves and turns away.

[96:14] Does he not realize that GOD sees?

[96:15] Indeed, unless he refrains, we will take him by the forelock.

[96:16] A forelock that is disbelieving and sinful.

[96:17] Let him then call on his helpers.

[96:18] We will call the guardians of Hell.

[96:19] You shall not obey him; you shall fall prostrate and draw nearer.

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97- Destiny (Al-Qadr)

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In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

[97:1] We revealed it in the Night of Destiny.

[97:2] How awesome is the Night of Destiny!

[97:3] The Night of Destiny is better than a thousand months.

[97:4] The angels and the Spirit descend therein, by their Lord's leave, to carry out every command.

[97:5] Peaceful it is until the advent of the dawn.

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98- Proof (Al-Bayyinah)

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In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

[98:1] Those who disbelieved among the people of the scripture, as well as the idol worshipers, insist on their ways, despite the proof given to them.

[98:2] A messenger from GOD is reciting to them sacred instructions.

[98:3] In them there are valuable teachings.

[98:4] In fact, those who received the scripture did not dispute until the proof was given to them.

[98:5] All that was asked of them was to worship GOD, devoting the religion absolutely to Him alone, observe the contact prayers (Salat), and give the obligatory charity (Zakat). Such is the perfect religion.

[98:6] Those who disbelieved among the people of the scripture, and the idol worshipers, have incurred the fire of Gehenna forever. They are the worst creatures.

[98:7] Those who believed and led a righteous life are the best creatures.

[98:8] Their reward at their Lord is the gardens of Eden with flowing streams, wherein they abide forever. GOD is pleased with them, and they are pleased with Him. Such is the reward for those who reverence their Lord.

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99- The Quake (Al-Zalzalah)

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In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

[99:1] When the earth is severely quaked.

[99:2] And the earth ejects its loads.

[99:3] The human will wonder: "What is happening?"

[99:4] On that day, it will tell its news.

[99:5] That your Lord has commanded it.

[99:6] On that day, the people will issue from every direction, to be shown their works.

[99:7] Whoever does an atom's weight of good will see it.

[99:8] And whoever does an atom's weight of evil will see it.

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100- The Gallopers (Al-Aadeyaat)

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In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

[100:1] By the fast gallopers.

[100:2] Igniting sparks.

[100:3] Invading (the enemy) by morning.

[100:4] Striking terror therein.

[100:5] Penetrating to the heart of their territory.

[100:6] The human being is unappreciative of his Lord.

[100:7] He bears witness to this fact.

[100:8] He loves material things excessively.

[100:9] Does he not realize that the day will come when the graves are opened?

[100:10] And all secrets are brought out.

[100:11] They will find out, on that day, that their Lord has been fully Cognizant of them.

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101- The Shocker (Al-Qaare'ah)

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In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

[101:1] The Shocker.

[101:2] What a shocker!

[101:3] Do you have any idea what the Shocker is?

[101:4] That is the day when the people come out like swarms of butterflies.

[101:5] The mountains will be like fluffy wool.

[101:6] As for him whose weights are heavy.

[101:7] He will lead a happy (eternal) life.

[101:8] As for him whose weights are light.

[101:9] His destiny is lowly.

[101:10] Do you know what it is?

[101:11] The blazing Hellfire.

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102- Hoarding (Al-Takaathur)

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In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

[102:1] You remain preoccupied with hoarding.

[102:2] Until you go to the graves.

[102:3] Indeed, you will find out.

[102:4] Most assuredly, you will find out.

[102:5] If only you could find out for certain.

[102:6] You would envision Hell.

[102:7] Then you would see it with the eye of certainty.

[102:8] Then you will be questioned, on that day, about the blessings you had enjoyed.

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103- The Afternoon (Al-Asr)

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In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

[103:1] By the afternoon.

[103:2] The human being is utterly lost.

[103:3] Except those who believe and lead a righteous life, and exhort one another to uphold the truth, and exhort one another to be steadfast.

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104- The Backbiter (Al-Humazah)

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

[104:1] Woe to every backbiter, slanderer.

[104:2] He hoards money and counts it.

[104:3] As if his money will make him immortal.

[104:4] Never; he will be thrown into the Devastator.

[104:5] Do you know what the Devastator is?

[104:6] GOD's blazing Hellfire.

[104:7] It burns them inside out.

[104:8] They will be confined therein.

[104:9] In extended columns.

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105- The Elephant (Al-Feel)

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In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

[105:1] Have you noted what your Lord did to the people of the elephant?

[105:2] Did He not cause their schemes to backfire?

[105:3] He sent upon them swarms of birds.

[105:4] That showered them with hard stones.

[105:5] He made them like chewed up hay.

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106- Quraish Tribe (Quraish)

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In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

[106:1] This should be cherished by Quraish.

[106:2] The way they cherish the caravans of the winter and the summer.

[106:3] They shall worship the Lord of this shrine.

[106:4] For He is the One who fed them after hunger, and provided them with security after fear.

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107- Charity (Al-Maa'oon)

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In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

[107:1] Do you know who really rejects the faith?

[107:2] That is the one who mistreats the orphans.

[107:3] And does not advocate the feeding of the poor.

[107:4] And woe to those who observe the contact prayers (Salat)

[107:5] who are totally heedless of their prayers.

[107:6] They only show off.

[107:7] And they forbid charity.

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108- Bounty (Al-Kawthar)

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In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

[108:1] We have blessed you with many a bounty.

[108:2] Therefore, you shall pray to your Lord (Salat), and give to charity.

[108:3] Your opponent will be the loser.

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109- The Disbelievers (Al-Kaaferoon)

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In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

[109:1] Say, "O you disbelievers.

[109:2] "I do not worship what you worship.

[109:3] "Nor do you worship what I worship.

[109:4] "Nor will I ever worship what you worship.

[109:5] "Nor will you ever worship what I worship.

[109:6] "To you is your religion, and to me is my religion."

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110- Triumph (Al-Nassr)

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In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

[110:1] When triumph comes from GOD, and victory.

[110:2] You will see the people embracing GOD's religion in throngs.

[110:3] You shall glorify and praise your Lord, and implore Him for forgiveness. He is the Redeemer.

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111- Thorns (Al-Masad)

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In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

[111:1] Condemned are the works of Abee Lahab, and he is condemned.

[111:2] His money and whatever he has accomplished will never help him.

[111:3] He has incurred the blazing Hell.

[111:4] Also his wife, who led the persecution.

[111:5] She will be (resurrected) with a rope of thorns around her neck.

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112- Absoluteness (Al-Ikhlaas)

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In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

[112:1] Proclaim, "He is the One and only GOD.

[112:2] "The Absolute GOD.

[112:3] "Never did He beget. Nor was He begotten.

[112:4] "None equals Him."

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113- Daybreak (Al-Falaq)

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In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

[113:1] Say, "I seek refuge in the Lord of daybreak.

[113:2] "From the evils among His creations.

[113:3] "From the evils of darkness as it falls.

[113:4] "From the evils of the troublemakers.

[113:5] "From the evils of the envious when they envy."

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114- People (Al-Naas)

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In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

[114:1] Say, "I seek refuge in the Lord of the people.

[114:2] "The King of the people.

[114:3] "The god of the people.

[114:4] "From the evils of sneaky whisperers.

[114:5] "Who whisper into the chests of the people.

[114:6] "Be they of the jinns, or the people."

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