14.21 . They all come forth unto their Lord . Then those who were despised say unto those who were scornful : We were unto you a following , can ye then avert from us aught of Allah ' s doom? They say : Had Allah guided us , we should have guided you . Whether we rage or patiently endure is ( now ) all one for us : we have no place of refuge .
14.22 . And Satan saith , when the matter hath been decided : Lo! Allah promised you a promise of truth ; and I promised you , then failed you . And I had no power over you save that I called unto you and ye obeyed me . So blame me not , but blame yourselves . I cannot help you , nor can ye help me . Lo! I disbelieved in that which ye before ascribed to me . Lo! for wrong doers is a painful doom .
14.23 . And those who believed and did good works are made to enter Gardens underneath which rivers flow , therein abiding by permission of their Lord , their greeting therein : Peace!
14.24 . Seest thou not how Allah coineth a similitude : A goodly saying , as a goodly tree , its root set firm , its branches reaching into heaven ,
14.25 . Giving its fruit at every season by permission of its Lord? Allah coineth the similitudes for mankind in order that they may reflect .
14.26 . And the similitude of a bad saying is as a bad tree , uprooted from upon the earth , possessing no stability .
14.27 . Allah confirmeth those who believe by a firm saying in the life of the world and in the Hereafter , and Allah sendeth wrongdoers astray . And Allah doeth what He will .
14.28 . Hast thou not seen those who gave the grace of Allah in exchange for thanklessness and led their people down to the Abode of Loss ,
14.29 . ( Even to ) hell? They are exposed thereto . A hapless end!
14.30 . And they set up rivals to Allah that they may mislead ( men ) from His way . Say : Enjoy life ( while ye may ) for lo! your journey ' s end will be the Fire .
14.31 . Tell My bondmen who believe to establish worship and spend of that which We have given them , secretly and publicly , before a day cometh wherein there will be neither traffic nor befriending .
14.32 . Allah is He Who created the heavens and the earth , and causeth water to descend from the sky , thereby producing fruits as food for you , and maketh the ships to be of service unto you , that they may run upon the sea at His command , and hath made of service unto you the rivers ;
14.33 . And maketh the sun and the moon , constant in their courses , to be of service unto you , and hath made of service unto you the night and the day .
14.34 . And He giveth you of all ye ask of Him , and if ye would count the bounty of Allah ye cannot reckon it . Lo! man is verily a wrong doer , an ingrate .
14.35 . And when Abraham said : My Lord! Make safe this territory , and preserve me and my sons from serving idols .
14.36 . My Lord! Lo! they have led many of mankind astray . But whoso followeth me , he verity is of me . And whoso disobeyeth me , still Thou art Forgiving , Merciful .
14.37 . Our Lord! Lo! I have settled some of my posterity in an uncultivable valley near unto Thy holy House , our Lord! that they may establish proper worship ; so incline some hearts of men that they may yearn toward them , and provide Thou them with fruits in order that they may be thankful .
14.38 . Our Lord! Lo! Thou knowest that which we hide and that which we proclaim . Nothing in the earth or in the heaven is hidden from Allah .
14.39 . Praise be to Allah Who hath given me , in my old age , Ishmael and Isaac! Lo! my Lord is indeed the Nearer of Prayer .
14.40 . My Lord! Make me to establish proper worship , and some of my posterity ( also ) ; our Lord! and accept the prayer .
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