And Allah's is the kingdom of the heavens and the earth, and Allah has power over all things.
Most surely, in the creation of the heavens and the earth and the alternation of the night and the day there are signs for people of intelligence.
Those who remember Allah standing and sitting and lying on their sides and consider the creation of the heavens and the earth:
Our Lord! You have not created (all)this without purpose, glory to You! (Exalted are You above all that they associate with You as partners). Give us salvation from the torment of the Fire.
Our Lord! Verily, whom You admit to the Fire, indeed, You have disgraced him; and never will the Zalimun (polythiests and wrong-doers) find any helpers.
Our Lord! Verily, we have heard the call of one (Muhammad Peace be upon him) calling to Faith: 'Believe in your Lord,'and we have believed.
Our Lord! Forgive us our sins and expiate from us our evil deeds. And make us die the death of righteous.
Our Lord! Grant us what You promised through Your Messengers and disgrace us not on the Day of Resurrection, for you never break (Your) Promise "
So their Lord accepted of them (their supplication and answered them),
"Never will I allow to be lost the work of any of you, be he male or female. You proceed one from another. So those who emigrated and and were driven out from their homes, and suffered harm in My cause, and who fought and were killed (in My cause), Verily I will expiate from them their evil deeds and admit them into Gardens under wich rivers flow (in Paradise) ; a reward from Allah, and with Allah is the best of rewards."
Let not the free disposal (and affluence) of the disbelievers throughout the land deceive you.
A brief enjoyment; then, their ultimate abode is Hell; and worst indeed is that place for rest.
But, for those who fear their Lord, are Gardens under wich rivers flow (in Paradise); therein are they to dwell (for ever), an entertainment from Allah; and that wich is with Allah is the Best for righteous.
Meanings of the Quran
Photo: Ibn Hanif
Captured in Historical Shalimar Garden Lahore.