Say, [O Muhammad], "Praise be to Allah , and peace upon His servants whom He has chosen. Is Allah better or what they associate with Him?"

[More precisely], is He [not best] who created the heavens and the earth and sent down for you rain from the sky, causing to grow thereby gardens of joyful beauty which you could not [otherwise] have grown the trees thereof? Is there a deity with Allah ? [No], but they are a people who ascribe equals [to Him].

Is He [not best] who made the earth a stable ground and placed within it rivers and made for it firmly set mountains and placed between the two seas a barrier? Is there a deity with Allah ? [No], but most of them do not know.

Is He [not best] who responds to the desperate one when he calls upon Him and removes evil and makes you inheritors of the earth? Is there a deity with Allah ? Little do you remember.

Is He [not best] who guides you through the darknesses of the land and sea and who sends the winds as good tidings before His mercy? Is there a deity with Allah ? High is Allah above whatever they associate with Him.

Is He [not best] who begins creation and then repeats it and who provides for you from the heaven and earth? Is there a deity with Allah ? Say, "Produce your proof, if you should be truthful."

Say, "None in the heavens and earth knows the unseen except Allah , and they do not perceive when they will be resurrected."

Rather, their knowledge is arrested concerning the Hereafter. Rather, they are in doubt about it. Rather, they are, concerning it, blind.

And those who disbelieve say, "When we have become dust as well as our forefathers, will we indeed be brought out [of the graves]?

We have been promised this, we and our forefathers, before. This is not but legends of the former peoples."

Say, [O Muhammad], "Travel through the land and observe how was the end of the criminals."

And grieve not over them or be in distress from what they conspire.

And they say, "When is [the fulfillment of] this promise, if you should be truthful?"

Say, "Perhaps it is close behind you - some of that for which you are impatient.

And indeed, your Lord is full of bounty for the people, but most of them do not show gratitude."

And indeed, your Lord knows what their breasts conceal and what they declare.

And there is nothing concealed within the heaven and the earth except that it is in a clear Register.

Indeed, this Qur'an relates to the Children of Israel most of that over which they disagree.

And indeed, it is guidance and mercy for the believers.

Indeed, your Lord will judge between them by His [wise] judgement. And He is the Exalted in Might, the Knowing.

So rely upon Allah ; indeed, you are upon the clear truth.

Indeed, you will not make the dead hear, nor will you make the deaf hear the call when they have turned their backs retreating.

And you cannot guide the blind away from their error. You will only make hear those who believe in Our verses so they are Muslims [submitting to Allah ].

And when the word befalls them, We will bring forth for them a creature from the earth speaking to them, [saying] that the people were, of Our verses, not certain [in faith].

And [warn of] the Day when We will gather from every nation a company of those who deny Our signs, and they will be [driven] in rows

Until, when they arrive [at the place of Judgement], He will say, "Did you deny My signs while you encompassed them not in knowledge, or what [was it that] you were doing?"

And the decree will befall them for the wrong they did, and they will not [be able to] speak.

Do they not see that We made the night that they may rest therein and the day giving sight? Indeed in that are signs for a people who believe.

And [warn of] the Day the Horn will be blown, and whoever is in the heavens and whoever is on the earth will be terrified except whom Allah wills. And all will come to Him humbled.

And you see the mountains, thinking them rigid, while they will pass as the passing of clouds. [It is] the work of Allah , who perfected all things. Indeed, He is Acquainted with that which you do.

Whoever comes [at Judgement] with a good deed will have better than it, and they, from the terror of that Day, will be safe.

And whoever comes with an evil deed - their faces will be overturned into the Fire, [and it will be said], "Are you recompensed except for what you used to do?"

[Say, O Muhammad], "I have only been commanded to worship the Lord of this city, who made it sacred and to whom [belongs] all things. And I am commanded to be of the Muslims [those who submit to Allah ]

And to recite the Qur'an." And whoever is guided is only guided for [the benefit of] himself; and whoever strays - say, "I am only [one] of the warners."

And say, "[All] praise is [due] to Allah . He will show you His signs, and you will recognize them. And your Lord is not unaware of what you do."

[Surat An-Naml 27:59-93]