(They are) dead, lifeless, and they know not when they will be raised up.
Your Ilah (God) is One Ilah (God Allah, none has the right to be worshipped but He). But for those who believe not in the Hereafter, their hearts deny (the faith in the Oneness of Allah), and they are proud.
Certainly, Allah knows what they conceal and what they reveal. Truly, He likes not the proud.
And when it is said to them:"What is it that your Lord has sent down (unto Muhammad SAW)?" They say:"Tales of the men of old!"
They will bear their own burdens in full on the Day of Resurrection, and also of the burdens of those whom they misled without knowledge. Evil indeed is that which they shall bear!
Those before them indeed plotted, but Allah struck at the foundation of their building, and then the roof fell down upon them, from above them, and the torment overtook them from directions they did not perceive.
Then, on the Day of Resurrection, He will disgrace them and will say:"Where are My (so called)"partners" concerning whom you used to disagree and dispute (with the believers, by defying and disobeying Allah)?" Those who have been given the knowledge (about the Torment of Allah for the disbelievers) will say:"Verily! Disgrace this Day and misery are upon the disbelievers.
"Those whose lives the angels take while they are doing wrong to themselves (by disbelief and by associating partners in worship with Allah and by committing all kinds of crimes and evil deeds)." Then, they will make (false) submission (saying):"We used not to do any evil." (The angels will reply):"Yes! Truly, Allah is All-Knower of what you used to do.
"So enter the gates of Hell, to abide therein, and indeed, what an evil abode will be for the arrogant."
And (when) it is said to those who are the Muttaqun (pious - see V.2:2)"What is it that your Lord has sent down?" They say:"That which is good." For those who do good in this world, there is good, and the home of the Hereafter will be better. And excellent indeed will be the home (i.e. Paradise) of the Muttaqun (pious - see V.2:2).
"Adn (Eden) Paradise (Gardens of Eternity) which they will enter, under which rivers flow, they will have therein all that they wish. Thus Allah rewards the Muttaqun (pious - see V.2:2).
Those whose lives the angels take while they are in a pious state (i.e. pure from all evil, and worshipping none but Allah Alone) saying (to them): Salamun"Alaikum (peace be on you) enter you Paradise, because of (the good) which you used to do (in the world)."
Do they (the disbelievers and polytheists) await but that the angels should come to them [to take away their souls (at death)], or there should come the command (i.e. the torment or the Day of Resurrection) of your Lord? Thus did those before them. And Allah wronged them not, but they used to wrong themselves.
Then, the evil results of their deeds overtook them, and that at which they used to mock surrounded them.
And those who join others in worship with Allah say:"If Allah had so willed, neither we nor our fathers would have worshipped aught but Him, nor would we have forbidden anything without (Command from) Him." So did those before them. Then! Are the Messengers charged with anything but to convey clearly the Message?
And verily, We have sent among every Ummah (community, nation) a Messenger (proclaiming):"Worship Allah (Alone), and avoid (or keep away from) Taghut (all false deities, etc. i.e. do not worship Taghut besides Allah)." Then of them were some whom Allah guided and of them were some upon whom the straying was justified. So travel through the land and see what was the end of those who denied (the truth).
If you (O Muhammad SAW) covet for their guidance, then verily Allah guides not those whom He makes to go astray (or none can guide him whom Allah sends astray). And they will have no helpers.
And they swear by Allah their strongest oaths, that Allah will not raise up him who dies. Yes, (He will raise them up), a promise (binding) upon Him in truth, but most of mankind know not.
In order that He may make manifest to them the truth of that wherein they differ, and that those who disbelieved (in Resurrection, and in the Oneness of Allah) may know that they were liars.
Verily! Our Word unto a thing when We intend it, is only that We say unto it:"Be!" and it is.