Ha-Mim. [These letters are one of the miracles of the Quran, and none but Allah (Alone) knows their meanings.]
A revelation from Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful.
A Book whereof the Verses are explained in detail; A Quran in Arabic for people who know.
Giving glad tidings [of Paradise to the one who believes in the Oneness of Allah (i.e. Islamic Monotheism) and fears Allah much (abstains from all kinds of sins and evil deeds) and loves Allah much (performing all kinds of good deeds which He has ordained)], and warning (of punishment in the Hell Fire to the one who disbelieves in the Oneness of Allah), but most of them turn away, so they listen not.
And they say:"Our hearts are under coverings (screened) from that to which you invite us, and in our ears is deafness, and between us and you is a screen, so work you (on your way); verily, we are working (on our way)."
Say (O Muhammad SAW):"I am only a human being like you. It is inspired in me that your Ilah (God) is One Ilah (God - Allah), therefore take Straight Path to Him (with true Faith Islamic Monotheism) and obedience to Him, and seek forgiveness of Him. And woe to Al-Mushrikun (the disbelievers in the Oneness of Allah, polytheists, idolaters, etc. - see V.2:105).
Those who give not the Zakat and they are disbelievers in the Hereafter.
Truly, those who believe (in the Oneness of Allah Islamic Monotheism, and in His Messenger Muhammad SAW) and do righteous good deeds, for them will be an endless reward that will never stop (i.e. Paradise).
Say (O Muhammad SAW):"Do you verily disbelieve in Him Who created the earth in two Days and you set up rivals (in worship) with Him? That is the Lord of the"Alamin (mankind, jinns and all that exists).
He placed therein (i.e. the earth) firm mountains from above it, and He blessed it, and measured therein its sustenance (for its dwellers) in four Days equal (i.e. all these four"days" were equal in the length of time), for all those who ask (about its creation).
Then He Istawa (rose over) towards the heaven when it was smoke, and said to it and to the earth:"Come both of you willingly or unwillingly." They both said:"We come, willingly."
Then He completed and finished from their creation (as) seven heavens in two Days and He made in each heaven its affair. And We adorned the nearest (lowest) heaven with lamps (stars) to be an adornment as well as to guard (from the devils by using them as missiles against the devils). Such is the Decree of Him the All-Mighty, the All-Knower.
But if they turn away, then say (O Muhammad SAW):"I have warned you of a Sa"iqah (a destructive awful cry, torment, hit, a thunderbolt) like the Sa"iqah which overtook"Ad and Thamud (people)."
When the Messengers came to them, from before them and behind them (saying):"Worship none but Allah" They said:"If our Lord had so willed, He would surely have sent down the angels. So indeed! We disbelieve in that with which you have been sent."
As for"Ad, they were arrogant in the land without right, and they said:"Who is mightier than us in strength?" See they not that Allah, Who created them was mightier in strength than them. And they used to deny Our Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, revelations, etc.)!
So We sent upon them furious wind in days of evil omen (for them) that We might give them a taste of disgracing torment in this present worldly life, but surely the torment of the Hereafter will be more disgracing, and they will never be helped.
And as for Thamud, We showed and made clear to them the Path of Truth (Islamic Monotheism) through Our Messenger, (i.e. showed them the way of success), but they preferred blindness to guidance, so the Sa"iqah (a destructive awful cry, torment, hit, a thunderbolt) of disgracing torment seized them, because of what they used to earn.
And We saved those who believed and used to fear Allah, keep their duty to Him and avoid evil.
And (remember) the Day that the enemies of Allah will be gathered to the Fire, so they will be collected there (the first and the last).
Till, when they reach it (Hell-fire), their hearing (ears) and their eyes, and their skins will testify against them as to what they used to do.