الر تِلْكَ آيَاتُ الْكِتَابِ وَقُرْآنٍ مُبِينٍ
Dr. Mustafa Khattab Alif-Lãm-Ra. These are the verses of the Book; the clear Quran.

رُبَمَا يَوَدُّ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا لَوْ كَانُوا مُسْلِمِينَ
Dr. Mustafa Khattab ˹The day will come when˺ the disbelievers will certainly wish they had submitted ˹to Allah˺.1

ذَرْهُمْ يَأْكُلُوا وَيَتَمَتَّعُوا وَيُلْهِهِمُ الْأَمَلُ فَسَوْفَ يَعْلَمُونَ
Dr. Mustafa Khattab ˹So˺ let them eat and enjoy themselves and be diverted by ˹false˺ hope, for they will soon know.

وَمَا أَهْلَكْنَا مِنْ قَرْيَةٍ إِلَّا وَلَهَا كِتَابٌ مَعْلُومٌ
Dr. Mustafa Khattab We have never destroyed a society without a destined term.

مَا تَسْبِقُ مِنْ أُمَّةٍ أَجَلَهَا وَمَا يَسْتَأْخِرُونَ
Dr. Mustafa Khattab No people can advance their doom, nor can they delay it.

وَقَالُوا يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِي نُزِّلَ ﭿ عَلَيْهِ الذِّكْرُ إِنَّكَ لَمَجْنُونٌ
Dr. Mustafa Khattab They say, “O you to whom the Reminder1 is revealed! You must be insane!

لَوْ مَا تَأْتِينَا بِالْمَلَائِكَةِ إِنْ كُنْتَ مِنَ الصَّادِقِينَ
Dr. Mustafa Khattab Why do you not bring us the angels, if what you say is true?”

مَا نُنَزِّلُ الْمَلَائِكَةَ إِلَّا بِالْحَقِّ وَمَا كَانُوا إِذًا مُنْظَرِينَ
Dr. Mustafa Khattab We do not send the angels down except for a just cause, and then ˹the end of˺ the disbelievers will not be delayed.

إِنَّا نَحْنُ نَزَّلْنَا الذِّكْرَ وَإِنَّا لَهُ لَحَافِظُونَ
Dr. Mustafa Khattab It is certainly We Who have revealed the Reminder, and it is certainly We Who will preserve it.

وَلَقَدْ أَرْسَلْنَا مِنْ قَبْلِكَ فِي شِيَعِ الْأَوَّلِينَ
Dr. Mustafa Khattab Indeed, We sent messengers before you ˹O Prophet˺ among the groups of early peoples,

وَمَا يَأْتِيهِمْ مِنْ رَسُولٍ إِلَّا كَانُوا بِهِ يَسْتَهْزِئُونَ
Dr. Mustafa Khattab but no messenger ever came to them without being mocked.