25.1 . Blessed is He Who hath revealed unto His slave the Criterion ( of right and wrong ) , that he may be a warner to the peoples .
25.2 . He unto Whom belongeth the sovereignty of the heavens and the earth . He hath chosen no son nor hath He any partner . in the sovereignty . He hath created everything and hath meted out for it a measure .
25.3 . Yet they choose beside Him other gods who create naught but are themselves created , and possess not hurt nor profit for themselves , and possess not death nor life , nor power to raise the dead .
25.4 . Those who disbelieve say : This is naught but a lie that he hath invented , and other folk have helped him with it , so that they have produced a slander and a lie .
25.5 . And they say : Fables of the men of old which he hath had written down so that they are dictated to him morn and evening .
25.6 . Say ( unto them , O Muhammad ) : He Who knoweth the secret of the heavens and the earth hath revealed it . Lo! He ever is Forgiving , Merciful .
25.7 . And they say : What aileth this messenger ( of Allah ) that he eateth food and walketh in the markets? Why is not an angel sent down unto him , to be a warner with him .
25.8 . Or ( why is not ) a treasure thrown down unto him , or why hath he not a paradise from whence to eat? And the evildoers say : Ye are but following a man bewitched .
25.9 . See how they coin similitudes for thee , so that they are all astray and cannot find a road!
25.10 . Blessed is He Who , if He will , will assign thee better than ( all ) that . Gardens underneath which rivers flow , and will assign thee mansions .
25.11 . Nay , but they deny ( the coming of ) the Hour , and for those who deny ( the coming of ) the Hour We have prepared a Same .
25.12 . When it seeth them from afar , they bear the cracking and the roar thereof .
25.13 . And when they are Sung into a narrow place thereof , chained together , they pray for destruction there .
25.14 . Pray not that day for one destruction , but pray for many destructions!
25.15 . Say : Is that ( doom ) better or the Garden of Immortality which is promised unto those who ward off ( evil ) ? It will be their reward and journey ' s end .
25.16 . Therein abiding , they have all that they desire . It is for thy Lord a promise that must be fulfilled .
25.17 . And on the day when He will assemble them and that which they worship instead of Allah and will say : Was it ye who misled these my slaves or did they ( themselves ) wander from the way?
25.18 . They will say : Be Thou glorified! It was not for us to choose any protecting friends beside Thee ; but Thou didst give them and their fathers ease till they forgot the warning and became lost folk
25.19 . Thus they will give you the lie regarding what ye say , then ye can neither avert ( the doom ) nor obtain help . And whoso among you doeth wrong , We shall make him taste great torment .
25.20 . We never sent before thee any messengers but lo! they ate food and walked in the markets . And We have appointed some of you a test for others : Will ye be steadfast? And thy Lord is ever Seer .
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