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Translated By:
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Islam is an Arabic word. It comes from the word ‘Salm’ which means peace
and from the word 'Silm', which means submitting your will to Allah –
Almighty God. Thus, Islam means peace acquired by submitting your will to
Allah* (swt). A Muslim is a person who submits his/her will to Allah – the
Almighty God.
Many people have a misconception that Islam is a new religion that was
formulated about 1400 years ago, and that Prophet Muhammad^ (pbuh) was
the founder of Islam. However, Islam is not the name of some unique
religion presented for the first time by Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). Prophet
Muhammad (pbuh) was not the founder of Islam but he was the last and final
messenger of Allah (swt) sent to earth. Almighty God revived through him
the same genuine faith, which had been conveyed by all His previous
The Quran states that Islam – the complete submission of man before his
only Unique Creator – is the only faith and way of life consistently revealed
by God to humankind from the very beginning. Noah, Abraham, Isaac,
David, Solomon, Moses, and Jesus – prophets who appeared at different
times and places - all propagated the same faith and conveyed the same
message of Tawheed (Oneness of God), Risaalat (Prophet hood) and
Aakhirah (the Hereafter). These prophets of God were not founders of
different religions to be named after them. They were each reiterating the
message and faith of their predecessors.
Islam thus makes it an article of faith to believe in all the earlier prophets,
starting with Adam, and continuing with Noah, Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac,
Jacob, Moses, David and Jesus amongst many others (may peace be on them
However, Muhammad (pbuh) was the last Prophet of God conveying the
same message as all earlier Prophets. This original message had been
corrupted and it split into various religions by people of different ages, who
indulged in interpolations and admixture. God eliminated these alien
elements, and Islam – in its pure and original form – was transmitted to

Out of reverence to Almighty God, the suffix (swt) is added to affirm His Purity and
His Uniqueness.
Out of appreciation and respect for Prophet Muhammad (or any of the prophets), the
suffix (pbuh) is added to pray to Allah to bestow peace upon him (or any of the
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humankind through Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). Hence, Islam is the
culmination of the same Divine religion of God to humankind since the
advent of humanity, purged and purified, from all human adulterations and
restored to its original purity.
Since there was to be no messenger after Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), the
Book revealed to him (i.e. the Glorious Quran) was preserved word for word
so that it should be the same source of guidance for all times.
Thus the religion of all the prophets was ‘total submission to God’s will’ and
one word for that in the Arabic language is ‘Islam’. Abraham and Jesus
(peace be upon them) too were Muslims, as Allah testifies in the Quran 3:67
and 3:52 respectively.
It is mentioned in the Quran, “Surely, We have sent you with the truth, as a
bearer of happy news, and as a warner: And there were never any people,
without a warner who did not live among them (in the past)” [35.24]
At the same time, the Quran says, “And the messengers We have already told
you before, and others We have not (told you).” [4.164]
It means that some of the Prophets have been mentioned by name in the
Quran while of the others there is no mention. Twenty-five messengers are
specifically mentioned in the Quran. It has been narrated by Umama that
Abu Dhar said: “I asked, ‘O Messenger of Allah, altogether how many
messengers were sent?’ The Prophet (pbuh) said, ‘One hundred and twenty
four thousand’.” [Mishkat-Ul-Masabih, authenticated by Shaikh Nasiruddun
Albani, Vol. 3, Pg. No. 1599, Hadith No. 5737]
However, all the messengers that came before the last and final messenger
Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) came with a message that was ment only for a
particular period of time.
For example, the Quran says, "And (We appointed Jesus) a messenger to the
Children of Israel:” [3.49]
Jesus (pbuh) came as a messenger only to the children of Israel. A similar
message is given in the Bible where Jesus (pbuh) says, “I am not sent but
unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.” [Gospel of Matthew 15:24]
Jesus (pbuh) further says in the Bible. “Go not into the way of the Gentiles,
and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not: but go rather to the lost
sheep of the house of Israel.” [Gospel of Matthew 10:5-6]. So Jesus (pbuh)
was sent only for the Jews and not for the whole of humanity.
However, Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) was not sent only for the Muslims or
only for the Arabs, but for the entire humankind. The Quran says, “And We
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did not send you (O Prophet), except as a mercy to all worlds.” [21.107]
“And We have not sent you (O Muhammad) except as one to give them good
news, and to warn them (of the punishment; As a messenger and a guide to
mankind), but most men do not understand.” [34.28]. The religion of all the
prophets was ‘total submission to God’s Will’ and the one word for that in
the Arabic language is ‘Islam’; and the person who does that is a ‘Muslim’.
Allah (swt) says in the Quran that Abraham (pbuh) was a Muslim. “Ibrahim
(Abraham) was neither a Jew nor even a Christian; But he was true in Faith,
and surrendered his will to Allah’s, (like a Muslim) and He did not join gods
with Allah.” [3.67]
It is mentioned in the Quran that Jesus (pbuh) was a Muslim [3.52]. Jesus
(pbuh) also says in the Bible. “I seek not my own will, but the will of the
Father which hath sent me.” [Gospel of John 5:30]. And anybody who seeks
the Will of God is referred to as a Muslim.
Islam is the first religion and the only religion, which is acceptable in the
sight of God. Therefore Allah (swt) says: “If anyone desires a religion other
than Islam (submission to Allah), it will never be accepted from him; In the
Hereafter, he will be with those who have lost (all spiritual reward).” [3.85]
Allah (swt) has sent a revelation in every age. Allah (swt) says in the Quran,
“Allah permitted (or ordered, for) each period is a Book (revealed).” [13.38]
There are several revelations sent by Allah (swt) in different ages for the
guidance of human beings of the respective ages. Only four revelations are
mentioned by name in the Quran. These are the Torah, Zabur, Injeel and the
Torah is the Wahi, the revelation that was revealed to Prophet Moses (pbuh).
Zabur is the Wahi, the revelation that was revealed to Prophet David (pbuh).
Injeel is the Wahi, the revelation which was revealed to Prophet Jesus (pbuh)
and the Quran is the last and final Wahi, the final revelation, that was
revealed to the Last and Final Messenger Prophet Muhammad (pbuh).
The Arabic word ‘Quran’ comes from the root word ‘qara’a’ or ‘qa- ra-a’,
which means to read, to recite, and to proclaim. The Quran is a collection to
be read or to be recited.
Since there was to be no messenger after Muhammad (pbuh), the book
revealed to him (i.e., the Quran) was preserved word for word so that it
should be a source of Divine Guidance for all times. Each of the revelations,
prior to the revelation of the Quran, was meant only for a particular period
and for a particular group of people.
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As the Quran was the last and final revelation of Almighty Allah, it was
revealed not just for Muslims or Arabs but it was revealed for the whole of
Humankind. Further, the Quran was not revealed only for the era of the
Prophet but it was revealed for all of Humankind until the Last Day.
Allah (swt) says in the Quran, “Alif Lám Ra: A Book (the Quran) which
We have revealed to you, (O Prophet!) so that you may lead mankind from
the depths of darkness into Light- By the permission of their Lord- To the
Path (towards Him), the Exalted in Power, the (One) Worthy of all Praise”
“The month of Ramadan is the (month) in which was sent down the Quran as
a guide to mankind, also Clear (Signs for) guidance and judgment (between
right and wrong)” [2.185]
Islam and Universal Brotherhood
There are various types of brotherhoods - brotherhood based on blood
relations, brotherhood based on regional affiliations, or brotherhood on the
basis of race, caste, creed, ideology, etc. But all these types of brotherhood
are limited in their scope, coverage and benefits.
Islam, on the other hand, prescribes Universal Brotherhood. It rejects the
thought that human beings have been created in castes or in different levels.
In Surah Al-Hujurat [49:13], Allah (SWT) describes the Islamic concept of
Universal Brotherhood.
“O mankind! We have created you from a single (pair) of male and female,
and made you into nations and tribes, that you may know one another (not
that you may hate each other). Surely, the most honorable of you, in the Sight
of Allah is (he, who is) the most righteous of you. Verily, Allah is All
Knowing (Aleem) and is Well-Aware (Khabir, of all things).”
This verse of the Quran indicates that the entire human race originated from a
single pair of male and female. All humans have common great-grandparents
and ancestors.
Further, Allah (swt) says that he has made nations and tribes, so that humans
can recognize each other, and not so that they may despise each other and
fight amongst themselves.
This verse also clarifies that the criteria for judgment in the sight of Allah
(swt) does not depend on caste, color, creed, gender or wealth, but on Taqwa
i.e. God’s consciousness, piety and righteousness. Anyone who is righteous,
pious and God-conscious is honored in the sight of Allah (swt).
Further it is stated in Surah Ar-Rum [30.22], that, “And among His Signs is
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the creation of the heavens and the earth, and the difference in your
languages, and your colors. Surely, there are signs in this for those who
These variations in color and language are not for the purpose of creating
animosity or differences between groups of humans. Every language on earth
has its own beauty and significance. A foreign language may sound strange
and funny to you, but it sounds sweet to those who speak it.
Allah says in Surah Al-Isra [17.70], “We have honored the children of
Adam.” Allah has not honored only Arabs or Americans or any particular
race uniquely. He states that He has honored all the children of Adam,
irrespective of race, caste, color, creed or gender.
While there are some religions that believe that humankind originated from a
single pair - Adam and Eve (peace be upon them), there are some faiths that
say, that it is because of the sin of the woman (Eve -may Allah be pleased
with her) that the humans are born in sin. They blame only the woman, who
is Eve, for the downfall of human beings. The Quran speaks about the story
of Adam and Eve (peace be upon them) in several Surahs, but in all the
places, the blame is placed equally on both - Adam and Eve (peace be upon
them). According to Surah Al-A’raf [7.19-27], both of them disobeyed Allah
(swt), both of them repented, and both were forgiven.
Both are equally blamed for the mistake. There is not a single verse in the
Quran, which puts the blame only on Eve (may Allah be pleased with her).
In Surah Taha [20.121], it is stated that Adam (pbuh) disobeyed Allah (swt).
Certain faiths, on the other hand state that because Eve disobeyed God, she is
responsible for the 'sin of humankind’. Hence, God cursed the woman, and
said that she will bear labor pains. This implies that pregnancy is a curse.
Islam of course does not support this unjust perspective. In Surah Nisa [4.1],
Allah states, “And revere (and respect) the wombs (that bore you):” In
Islam, pregnancy does not degrade a woman. On the contrary, it elevates the
status of a woman. In Surah Luqman [31.14], it is stated that, “And We have
commanded man (to be good) to his parents: In weakness and hardship his mother
bore him, and in two years (after) was his weaning:”
The Quran says in Surah Al-Ahqaf [46.15], “ And We have commanded that
it is essential for man to be kind to his parents: In pain did his mother bear him,
and in pain did she give him birth.”
Islam states that men and women are created equal. The foundation of an
Islamic society is justice and equity. Allah has created men and women as
equal, but with different capabilities and different responsibilities. Men and
women are different, physiologically and psychologically. Their roles and
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responsibilities are different. Men and women are equal in Islam, but not
According to a Hadith mentioned in Sahih Bukhari, Vol.No. 8, in the Book
of Adab, Chapter 2, Hadith No. 2.
“A person came to Prophet Mohammed (saw), and asked him, ‘Who is the
person who deserves the maximum love and companionship in this world?’
The Prophet replied, ‘Your mother.’
The man asked, 'Who next?’
The Prophet said, ‘Your mother.’
The man asked, ‘After that who?’
The Prophet repeated for the third time, ‘Your mother.’
The man asked, ‘After that who?’
Then the Prophet said, ‘Your father.’”
So, 75% or 3/4 of the love and companionship of the children are due to the
mother and only 25% or 1/4 of the love and companionship goes to the
father. In other words, the mother gets the gold medal, she gets the silver
medal, as well as the bronze medal. The father has to be satisfied with a mere
consolation prize.
Amongst the teachings of Islam, it is stated that men and women are equal -
but being equal does not mean that both are identical. There are many
misconceptions about the status of women in Islam. Such misconceptions can
be removed if one studies the authentic sources of knowledge of Islam and
their teachings - the Quran and the Sahih Hadith. Let’s take an example. In a
class, two students - student ‘A’ and ‘B’ get the highest marks in a subject,
say - 80 out of 100. The question paper consisted of 10 questions, each of 10
marks. In the first answer student ‘A’ gets 9 out of 10, student ‘B’ gets 7 out
of 10. So in question 1 student ‘A’ has a degree of advantage than student
‘B’. In question 2, student ‘B’ gets 9 out of 10, and student ‘A’ gets 7 out of
10. So in question 2, student ‘B’ has a degree of advantage, than student ‘A’.
In the remaining 8 questions, both get 8 out of 10, and if you total the marks
of both students, both get 80 out of 100. So if you analyze, both student ‘A’
and ‘B’ have got over all equal marks. But in answers to some questions,
student ‘A’ has a degree of advantage and in answers to some other
questions, student ‘B’ has a degree of advantage - but in terms of overall
marks, both are equal. Similarly, in Islam, men and women are equal.
As another example, if a robber enters my house, I will not say, ‘I believe in
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women’s rights, and I believe in women’s liberation and therefore my sister,
my wife or my mother, should go and fight the robber.’
Allah says in Surah Nisa [4.34], “Allah has given the one more (strength)
than the other.” Normally, men have more strength than the women. So
where strength is concerned, men have a degree of advantage. Since they
have been given more strength, it is their duty to protect women.
Where love and companionship from children is concerned, the mother gets
three times more love and companionship than the father. Here women have
a degree of advantage.
Brotherhood in Islam does not only mean that the same sexes are equal.
‘Universal Brotherhood’ in Islam means, that besides race, caste, and creed,
even the sexes are overall equal. Men and women are equal in Islam, but in
some aspects, men have a degree of advantage while in some other aspects,
women have a degree of advantage - but overall both are equal.
The miracle of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), i.e. the Quran, is for all
The miracles performed by the previous prophets such as parting of sea by
Prophet Moses (pbuh), giving life to the dead by Prophet Jesus (pbuh), etc.
convinced the people of that time but these miracles cannot be analyzed and
verified by us today.
Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) is the last and final Messenger of God, sent for
the whole of humankind and the message he delivered is for eternity.
Therefore, the miracle of the last and final Messenger should also be
everlasting, examinable and verifiable by people of all ages. While Prophet
Muhammad (pbuh) performed several miracles as are mentioned in the
Hadith (recorded traditions, sayings and actions of the Prophet), he never
emphasized them. Though we Muslims believe in these miracles we only
boast of the ultimate miracle given to him by Almighty God, which is the
The Quran is the miracle of all times which proved itself to be a miracle
1400 years ago and which can be reconfirmed today and forever. In short, it
is the Miracle of Miracles.
The scientific community adopts the following approach – they say, “if you
have a theory, do not bother us with it unless you bring with that theory a
way to prove that you and the theory are wrong". This is called a
Falsification test.
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This is the same reason why they paid attention to the theory of Albert
Einstein who said, “I think the universe works like this and these are three
ways to prove me wrong”. Scientists subjected his theory to tests and within
6 years it passed the tests, which he offered. This does not prove that he is
great but it proves that he deserves to be paid attention to, because of the
falsification tests, which accompanied his theory.
The Quran too offers its readers several falsification tests. Some of these
were only meant for the past, yet others for all times. The Quran says that if it
is not what it claims then all you have to do is this or that, to prove that it is
false. This unique falsification test is not to be found in any other religious
scripture. The Quran gives several such opportunities to prove it wrong.
Some such falsification tests offered by the Quran are.
a. The story of Abu Lahab:
The Prophet had an uncle who was known by the nickname ‘Abu Lahab’
which means ‘Father of the flame’ because of his fiery temper. This uncle
was one of the staunchest enemies of the prophet and of Islam. There is a
Surah in the Quran called Surah Al-Lahab [111] named after Abu Lahab.
This Surah prophesied that Abu Lahab and his wife will perish in the hell fire
– implying he will never become a Muslim and therefore will enter the hell
This Surah was revealed 10 years before Abu Lahab died as an unbeliever in
the battle of Badr. Abu Lahab was always eager to prove that the Quran was
false and was a human invention. All that Abu Lahab had to do to prove the
Quran and Surah Abu Lahab wrong was state “I am a Muslim” – the Quran
would have been proved wrong. He did not have to behave like a Muslim.
Even if he falsely, for namesake had said that he was a Muslim, the Quran
would have been proved wrong in the eyes of men. Imagine Abu Lahab had
10 years to think over it but yet he never uttered this statement. No logical
person will ever put such a claim in his book. The Quran is a revelation and
not the handiwork of the Prophet.
b. Produce a Surah like it.
Muslims and non-Muslims alike acclaim that the best Arabic literature
available on the face of the earth is the Glorious Quran. Its language is rich,
noble and eloquent. When the pagans alleged that Prophet Muhammad
(pbuh) had committed forgery and thus produced the Quran, the Quran
immediately challenged them and offered them a falsification test.
(i) In Surah Al-Isra [17.88], “Say: ‘If the entire mankind and jinns' were
to get together to produce (something) like this Quran, they could not
produce (anything) like it, even if they tried altogether with help and
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(ii) Later the falsification test was made easier in Surah Hud, [11.13],
“Or they say, ‘He has forged it (made it up himself).’ Say: ‘Then you bring
TEN Surahs made up, similar to it, and call anyone you can (to help), other
than Allah! If you speak the truth!’”
(iii) The Quran repeats the challenge and further simplifies the
falsification test in Surah Yunus [10.38], “Or do they (the disbelievers) say,
‘He made it up?’ Say: ‘Bring then a (ONE) Surah of its like, and call (for
your help) anyone you can, besides Allah, if it is that you speak the truth!’”
Even this easy challenge was unmet and thus the pagans had no ground to
say that Prophet Muhammad had presented the Quran through forgery.
(iv) Lastly, the Quran puts forward a falsification test, which is the
easiest of all. In Surah Al-Baqara [2.23 and 2.24], “And if you are in doubt
about what We have revealed (from time to time) to Our servant (the
Prophet), then produce a Surah like the one here (in the Quran); And call
your witness (or helpers if there are any) besides Allah, if you are truthful.
(2.24.) But if you cannot - And surely you cannot - Then fear the Fire whose
fuel is Men and Stones- Which is prepared for those who reject Faith.” The
Quran says ‘mim mislihi’ i.e. somewhat similar, it does not say ‘mislihi’ i.e.
exactly similar, like in the previous challenge.
Certain Surahs of the Quran hardly contain three verses that consist of only a
few words. Not that people did not take up the challenge – the best poets of
Arabia at that time tried their level best but they miserably failed. Some of
what they produced has been preserved in historical books to show that they
were the laughing stock. This is yet a standing challenge and a falsification
test that is unanswered for the past 1400 years and will not be answered till
c. The Quran does not contain a single contradiction.
The Quran also gives a falsification test in Surah Al-Nisa [4.82] that any one
in the world can try. “Do they not consider the Quran (with care)? If it was
from (any) other than Allah, they would surely have found in there lot of
discrepancy (and contradictions).”
Today if any one wants to prove that the Quran is not the word of God, he
just has to point out a single contradiction in the Quran. There are many
disbelievers who tried to point out several alleged contradictions in the
Quran, but all of their attempts were either out of context, mistranslations or
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There is an approach that is known as ‘Exhausting the Alternatives’. The
Quran says that it is a revelation from the Creator of all that exists. If for
some reason you do not believe that it is from the Creator, then what is it?
You have to give some explanation. It says that it is a revelation. If not then
what is its source of origin? Where did it come from? Whatever answers
people have given since the time the Quran was revealed have all been
disproved. The alternatives have been exhausted.
The Quran earns your respect because you cannot disqualify it. The Quran
gives the answer that it is a revelation from God Almighty. In Surah Al –
Jathiyah, [45.2], “The Revelation of the book is from Allah, the Almighty
and All Wise.”
The Quran reconfirms that the Revelation is from Almighty God in several
verses: In Surah Al-An’aam [6.19], in Surah Al-An’aam [6.72], in Surah
Yusuf [12.1-2], in Surah Taha [20.113], in Surah Al-Naml [27.6], In Surah
Al-Sajdah [32.1-3], in Surah Yasin [36.1-3], in Surah Al-Zumar [39.1], in
Surah Ghafir [40.2], in Surah Al-Jathiyah [45.2], in Surah Al-Rahman [55.1-
2], in Surah Al-Waqiah [56.77-80], and in Surah Al-Insan [76.23].
No logical person who believes in the existence of God can deny that the
Quran is God’s word after being presented with all these proofs To the
atheist who does not believe in the existence of god, the question, “is the
Quran God’s word?” is baseless. He does not believe in God, therefore such
a question does not arise in his mind.
The first question to the atheist is: “What is the definition of God?” For a
person to say there is no God, he should know what the meaning of God is.
Suppose I hold a book and say ‘this is a pen’. The opposite person should
know the definition of a pen for him to refute and say that it is not a pen. In a
similar manner, for an atheist to say ‘there is no god’, he should at least know
the concept of God. His concept of God is derived from the surroundings in
which he lives or has been brought up. The deity that people worship has
human qualities and hence he does not believe in such a god. Similarly, a
Muslim too does not believe in such false gods.
The best definition, of Almighty God, that you can find in the Quran is in the
four verses of Surah Al-Ikhlaas, [112]
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112.1. “Say: He is Allah, The One (Ahad, and Only One).”
112.2. “Allah the Eternal (Samad, the Ever Enduring),
The Absolute (and Alone);”
112.3. "He begets not (has no descendents, no children, none),
Nor was He (ever) begotten;”
112.4. "And there is none like (or comparable) unto Him."
This is a four-line statement about Almighty Allah according to Quran. If any
candidate claims to be God and satisfies this definition, Muslims have no
objection in accepting such a candidate as god. This Surah Al-Ikhlaas is the
acid test – it is the ‘Furqan’ or the criteria to judge between the One True
God and the false claimants to divinity. Whichever deity that any human
being on the face of this earth worships – if that deity fulfils these four
criteria then such a deity is none else than the one true God.
a. It is the touchstone of Theology
Surah Al-Ikhlaas [112] is the touchstone of Theology. ‘Theo’ in Greek means
God and ‘logy’ means study. Thus ‘Theology’ means ‘study of God’ and
Surah Al-Ikhlaas is the touchstone of the study of God.
If you want to purchase or sell your gold jewelry, you would first evaluate it.
A goldsmith with the help of a touchstone does such an evaluation of gold
jewelry. He rubs the gold jewelry on the touchstone and compares its color
with rubbing samples of gold. If it matches with 24 Karat gold, he will say
that your jewelry is 24 Karat pure gold. If it is not high quality pure Gold, he
will tell you its value - whether it is 22 Karats, 18 Karats or it may not be
gold at all. It may be fake because everything that glitters is not gold.
Similarly Surah Al-Ikhlaas [112] is the touchstone of theology, which can
verify whether the deity that you worship is a true God or a false God. If any
one claims to be, or is believed to be Almighty God, and satisfies this four-
line definition, then not only will Muslims readily accept that deity as God
but this deity is worthy of all worship and is the One True God.
For example, if some one says that Bhagwaan Rajneesh or ‘Osho’ is
Almighty God, lets apply the test.
b. Is Rajneesh God?
Let us put this candidate Rajneesh to the test of Divinity as prescribed by
Surah Al-Ikhlaas, the touchstone of Divinity.
(i) The First Criterion is “Say, ‘He is Allah One and Only’". Is Rajneesh
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One and Only? We know several such fake god-men and claimants of
divinity amongst humans. Rajneesh is surely not the one and only. However,
some disciples of Rajneesh may still state that Rajneesh is unique and that he
is the one and only.
(ii) Let us analyze the second criterion “Allah the Absolute and
Eternal.” Is Rajneesh absolute and eternal? We know from his biography that
he suffered from diabetes, asthma, and chronic backache. He alleged that the
U.S.A. government gave him slow poison while he was in their jail. Imagine!
Almighty God being poisoned! Moreover, all are aware that Rajneesh died
and was cremated / buried. So Rajneesh was neither eternal, nor absolute
(iii) The third Criteria is “He begets not, nor is begotten”. However,
Rajneesh was begotten. He was born in Jabalpur in India. Like all humans, he
too had a mother and a father. Later on they chose to become his disciples.
Rajneesh was a very intelligent person. In May 1981 he went to U.S.A. He
established a town in Oregon and named it ‘Rajneeshpuram’. It seems that he
took America for a ride since the U.S. government arrested him and later
deported him out of America in 1985. So Rajneesh returned to India and
started a ‘Rajneesh Neosanyas commune in Pune in India which was later
renamed the ‘Osho commune’.
If you visit this ‘Osho commune’ in Pune you will find it written on his
tombstone, “Osho - never born, never died, only visited the planet earth
between 11 Dec. 1931 to 19 Jan 1990”. They conveniently forget to mention
on this tombstone that Rajneesh was not given a visa for 21 different
countries of the world. Imagine Almighty God visiting the earth and
requiring a visa! The Arch Bishop of Greece had said that if Rajneesh was
not deported they would burn his house and those of his disciples.
(iv) The fourth test is so stringent that none besides the One True God,
Allah (swt), can pass it. “There is none like Him.” The moment you can
imagine or compare the candidate or claimant to godhood to anything, this
candidate is not god. Neither can you have a mental picture of God. We
know that Rajneesh was a human being. He had one head, two hands, two
feet, and a white flowing beard. The moment you can think or imagine what
the claimant to godhood is, he or she is not god.
The Muslims prefer calling Allah (swt) with His Name Allah, instead of the
English word ‘God’. The Arabic word Allah is pure and unique, unlike the
English word God that can be manipulated. If you add ‘s’ to God, it becomes
‘gods’ that is plural of God. Allah is one and singular, there is no plural of
Allah. If you add ‘dess’ to God, it becomes ‘goddess’ that is a female God.
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There is nothing like male Allah or female Allah. Allah has no gender. If you
add father to God, it becomes ‘godfather’. “He is my Godfather,” means, “he
is my guardian”. There is nothing like ‘Allah Abba’ or ‘Allah father’ in
Islam. If you add mother to God it becomes ‘godmother’, there is nothing
like ‘Allah Ammi’ or ‘Allah Mother’ in Islam. If you put tin before God, it
becomes tin-god i.e. a fake God, there is nothing like ‘tin Allah’ or ‘fake
Allah’ in Islam. Allah is a unique word, which does not conjure up any
mental picture nor can it be played around with. Hence, the Muslims prefer
the name Allah when referring to the Almighty Creator. However, sometimes
while speaking to non-Muslims we may have to use the inappropriate word
God for Allah as has been used in this preface.
These methods of proving the existence of God to an atheist may satisfy
some but not all. Many atheists demand a scientific proof for the existence of
God. We agree that today is the age of science and technology. Let us use
scientific knowledge to prove the existence of God and simultaneously also
prove that the Quran is a revelation of God.
Creation of the universe. ‘The Big Bang’
Astrophysicists in a widely accepted phenomenon, popularly known as the
‘Big Bang’, explain the creation of the universe. It is supported by
observational and experimental data gathered by astronomers and
astrophysicists for decades. According to the ‘Big Bang’, the whole universe
was initially one big mass (Primary Nebula). Then there was a ‘Big Bang’
(Secondary Separation), which resulted in the formation of Galaxies. These
then divided to form stars, planets, the sun, the moon, etc. The origin of the
universe was unique and the probability of it occurring by ‘chance’ is zero.
The Quran contains the following verse, regarding the origin of the universe.
“Do the disbelievers not see that the heavens and the earth were joined
together (as one), before We tore them apart?” [21.30]
The striking congruence between the Quranic verse and the ‘Big Bang’ is
inescapable! How could a book, which first appeared in the deserts of Arabia
1400 years ago, contain this profound scientific truth?
Shape of the earth
In early times, people believed that the earth is flat. For centuries, men were
afraid to venture out too far, lest they should fall off the edge. Sir Francis
Drake was the first person who proved that the earth is spherical when he
sailed around it in 1577.
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Consider the following Quranic verse regarding the alternation of day and
night. “Do you not see that Allah blends the night into day and He blends the day
into night?” [31.29]
Merging here means that the night slowly and gradually changes to day and
vice versa. This phenomenon can only take place if the earth is spherical. If
the earth were flat, there would have been a sudden change from night to day
and from day to night. The earth is not exactly round like a ball, but geo-
spherical i.e. it is flattened at the poles. The following verse contains a
description of the earth’s shape.
“And more, He has extended the earth (far and wide or also in the shape of
an egg)” [79.30].
The Arabic word for egg here is ‘dahaha’, which means an ostrich-egg. The
shape of an ostrich-egg resembles the geo-spherical shape of the earth. Thus,
the Quran correctly describes the shape of the earth, though the prevalent
notion when the Quran was revealed was that the earth is flat.
The light of the moon is reflected light
It was believed by earlier civilizations that the moon emanates its own light.
Science now tells us that the light of the moon is reflected light. However,
this fact was mentioned in the Quran, 1400 years ago in the following verse:
“He is the blessed (One) Who made groups of stars in the skies, and placed a
Lamp in there and a Moon giving light;” [25.61]
The Arabic word for the sun in the Quran is shams. It is referred to as siraaj,
which means a ‘torch’, or as wahhaaj, which means a ‘blazing lamp’, or as
diya, which means a ‘shining glory’. All three descriptions are appropriate to
the sun, since it generates intense heat and light by its internal combustion.
The Arabic word for the moon is 'qamar' and it is described in the Quran as
‘muneer’, which is a body that gives 'nur' i.e. light. Again, the Quranic
description matches perfectly with the true nature of the moon, which does
not give off light itself and is an inert body that reflects the light of the sun.
Not once in the Quran, is the moon mentioned as 'siraaj', 'wahhaaj' or 'diya'
or the sun as 'nur' or 'muneer'. This implies that the Quran recognizes the
difference between the nature of sunlight and moonlight.
The sun rotates
In 1609, the German scientist Yohannus Keppler published the ‘Astronomia
Nova’. In this he concluded that not only do the planets move in elliptical
orbits around the sun, they also rotate upon their axes at irregular speeds.
With this knowledge, it became possible for European scientists to explain
correctly many of the mechanisms of the solar system including the sequence
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of night and day. After these discoveries, it was thought that the Sun was
stationary and did not rotate about its axis like the Earth.
Consider the following Quranic verse: “And it is He Who created the night
and the day, and the sun and the moon: All (the heavenly bodies) go along,
each in its rounded path.” [21.33]
The Arabic word used in the above verse is yasbahûn . The word yasbahûn is
derived from the word sabaha. It carries with it the idea of motion that comes
from any moving body. If you use the word for a man on the ground, it
would not mean that he is rolling but would mean he is walking or running. If
you use the word for a man in water, it would not mean that he is floating but
would mean that he is swimming. Similarly, if you use the word yasbah for a
celestial body such as the sun it would not mean that it is only flying through
space but would mean that it is also rotating as it goes through space. Most of
the school textbooks have incorporated the fact that the sun rotates about its
axis. The rotation of the sun about its own axis can be proved with the help
of an equipment that projects the image of the sun on the table top so that one
can examine the image of the sun without being blinded. It is noticed that the
sun has spots, which complete a circular motion once every 25 days i.e. the
sun takes approximately 25 days to rotate around its axis.
In fact, the sun travels through space at roughly 150 miles per second, and
takes about 200 million years to complete one revolution around the center of
our Milky Way Galaxy. One cannot help but be amazed at the scientific
accuracy of the Quranic verses. Should we not ponder over the question.
“What was the source of knowledge contained in the Quran?”
Every living thing is made of water
Consider the following Quranic verse. “We made every living thing from
water. Then, will they not believe?” [21.30].
Only after the advancement of science, do we now know that cytoplasm, the
basic substance of the cell is made up of 80% water. Modern research has
also revealed that most organisms consist of 50% to 90% water and that
every living entity requires water for its existence.
Was it possible 14 centuries ago for any human being to guess that every
living being was made of water? Moreover, would such a guess be
conceivable by a human being in the deserts of Arabia where there has
always been a scarcity of water?
Everything made in pairs
Allah (swt) says in the Quran, “Glory to Allah, Who created all the things in
pairs that the earth produces, and also their own kind (also created in pairs)
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and (other) things about whom they do not know.” [36.36]
The Quran here says that everything is created in pairs, including things that
the humans do not know at present and may discover later.
Man is created from Alaq – A leech-like substance
A few years ago a group of Arabs collected all information concerning
embryology from the Quran, and presented to Prof. (Dr.) Keith Moore, who
was the Professor of Embryology and Chairman of the Department of
Anatomy at the University of Toronto, in Canada. At present, he is one of the
highest authorities in the field of Embryology.
Dr. Moore said that most of the information concerning embryology
mentioned in the Quran is in perfect conformity with modern discoveries in
the field of embryology and does not conflict with them in any way. He
added that there were however a few verses, on whose scientific accuracy he
could not comment. He could not say whether the statements were true or
false, since he himself was not aware of the information contained therein.
There was also no mention of this information in modern writings and studies
on embryology.
One such verse is: “Proclaim! (And read aloud!) in the Name of the Lord and
Cherisher, Who created. Created man, out of a (mere) clot of thickened
blood” [96.1-2]
The word alaq besides meaning a congealed clot of blood also means
something that clings, a leech-like substance. Dr. Keith Moore had no
knowledge whether an embryo in the initial stages appears like a leech. To
check this out he studied the initial stage of the embryo under a very
powerful microscope in his laboratory and compared what he observed with
a diagram of a leech and he was astonished at the striking resemblance
between the two!
Dr. Keith Moore had earlier authored the book, ‘The Developing Human’.
After acquiring new knowledge from the Quran, he wrote, in 1982, the 3rd
edition of the same book, ‘The Developing Human’. The book was the
recipient of an award for the best medical book written by a single author.
This book has been translated into several major languages of the world and
is used as a textbook of embryology in the first year of medical studies.
In 1981, during the Seventh Medical Conference in Dammam, Saudi Arabia,
Dr. Moore said, “It has been a great pleasure for me to help clarify statements
in the Quran about human development. It is clear to me that these statements
must have come to Muhammad from God or Allah, because almost all of this
knowledge was not discovered until many centuries later. This proves to me
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that Muhammad must have been a messenger of God or Allah.”
“Does man think that We cannot assemble his bones together? Yes! We are
able to put together the very tips of his fingers perfectly.”[75.3-4].
The disbelievers argue regarding resurrection taking place after bones of
dead people have disintegrated in the earth and how each individual would be
identified on the Day of Judgment. Almighty Allah answers that He can not
only assemble our bones but can also reconstruct perfectly our very
Why does the Quran, while speaking about determination of the identity of
the individual, speak specifically about fingertips? In 1880, fingerprinting
became the scientific method of identification, after research done by Sir
Francis Golt. No two persons in the world can ever have exactly the same
fingerprint pattern. That is the reason why police forces worldwide use
fingerprints to identify the criminal.
1400 years ago, who could have known the uniqueness of each human’s
fingerprint? Surely it could have been none other than the Creator Himself!
Pain receptors present in the skin
It was thought that the sense of feeling and pain was only dependent on the
brain. Recent discoveries prove that there are pain receptors present in the
skin without which a person would not be able to feel pain. When a doctor
examines a patient suffering from burn injuries, he verifies the degree of
burns by a pinprick. If the patient feels pain, the doctor is happy, because it
indicates that the burns are superficial and the pain receptors are intact. On
the other hand if the patient does not feel any pain, it indicates that it is a
deep burn and the pain receptors have been destroyed.
The Quran gives an indication of the existence of pain receptors in the
following verse. “Surely, those who reject Our Signs, We shall soon throw
(them) into the Fire: As often as their skins are roasted through, We shall
change them for fresh skins, that they may taste the Penalty: Truly, Allah is
Almighty (Aziz), All Wise (Hakeem).” [4.56]
Prof. Tagatat Tejasen, Chairman of the Department of Anatomy at Chiang
Mai University in Thailand, has spent a great amount of time on research of
pain receptors. Initially he could not believe that the Quran mentioned this
scientific fact 1,400 years ago. He later verified the translation of this
particular Quranic verse. Prof. Tejasen was so impressed by the scientific
accuracy of the Quranic verse that at the 8th Saudi Medical Conference held
in Riyadh on the Scientific Signs of Quran and Sunnah he proclaimed in
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public. “There is no God but Allah and Muhammad (pbuh) is His
Theory of Probability.
In mathematics, there is a theory known as ‘Theory of Probability’. If you
have two options, out of which one is right, and one is wrong, the chances
that you will choose the right one is half i.e. one out of the two will be
correct. You have 50% chances of being correct, similarly if you toss a coin
the chances that your guess will be correct is 50% (1 out of 2) i.e. ½. If you
toss a coin the second time, the chances that you will be correct in the second
toss is again 50% i.e. ½. But the chances that you will be correct in both the
tosses are half x half (½ x ½), which is equal to ¼. i.e. 50% of 50% i.e. equal
to 25%. If you toss a coin the third time, chances that you will be correct all
three times is (½ x ½ x ½) that is 1/8 or 50% of 50% of 50% that is 12.5%.
A dice has got six sides. If you throw a dice and guess any number between 1
and 6, the chances that your guess will be correct are 1/6. If you throw the
dice the second time, the chances that your guess will be correct in both the
throws is (1/6 x 1/6) which is equal to 1/36. If you throw the dice the third
time, the chances that all your three guesses are correct is (1/6 x 1/6 x 1/6) is
equal to 1/216 that is less than ½ a percent.
Let us apply this theory of probability to the Quran, and assume that a person
has guessed all the information that is mentioned in the Quran, which was
unknown at that time. Let us discuss the probability of all the guesses being
At the time when the Quran was revealed, people thought the world was flat.
There are several other options for the shape of the earth. It could be
triangular; it could be quadrangular, pentagonal, hexagonal, heptagonal,
octagonal, spherical, etc. Let’s assume there are about 30 different options
for the shape of the earth. The Quran rightly says it is spherical, if it was a
guess the chances of the guess being correct is 1/30.
The light of the moon can be its own light or a reflected light. The Quran
rightly says it is a reflected light. If it was a guess, the chances that it will be
correct is ½ and the probability that both the guesses i.e. the earth is spherical
and the light of the moon is reflected light is 1/30 x ½ = 1/60.
Further, the Quran also mentions every living thing is made up of water. The
options are say about 10,000. Every living thing can be made up of either
wood, stone, copper, aluminum, steel, silver, gold, oxygen, nitrogen,
hydrogen, oil, water, cement, concrete etc. The Quran rightly says that every
living thing is made up of water. Therefore if it’s a guess, the chances that it
will be correct is 1/10,000 and the probability of all the three guesses i.e.
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earth is spherical, light of moon is reflected, every living thing is created
from water being correct is 1/30 x ½ x 1/10,000 = 1/600,000 which is equal
to about .00017%.
The Quran speaks about hundreds of things that were not known at that time.
Only in three options, the result is .00017%. We leave it up to you the
intellectual readers to work out the probability if all the hundreds of the
unknown facts were guesses, the chances of all the guesses being correct and
not a single wrong. It is beyond human capacity to have all the guesses
correct without a single mistake, which in itself is sufficient to prove to a
logical person that the origin of the Quran is divine.
Quran is a Book of Signs and not Science.
Let us be reminded that Quran is not a book of Science, ‘S.C.I.E.N.C.E.’ but
a book of ‘signs’ – S.I.G.N.S. i.e. a book of ayaats. The Quran contains more
than 6000 ayaats that is ‘signs’ out of which more than a thousand speak
about science. For Muslims, the Quran is the ‘Furqaan’ i.e. the criteria to
judge right from wrong and it is the ultimate yard stick which is more
superior to scientific knowledge. But for an educated man who is an atheist,
scientific knowledge is the ultimate test, which he believes in. Using the
ultimate yardstick of the atheist, we try to prove to him that the Quran is the
word of God and while it was revealed 1400 ago, it contains the scientific
knowledge that was discovered recently. Therefore, at the end of the
discussion, we both come to the same conclusion that God, though superior
to science, does not conflict with it.
The Creator is the Source of the Quran.
The only logical answer to the question, who could have mentioned all these
scientific facts 1400 years ago before they were discovered, is exactly the
same answer that would be given by the atheist or any person, to the question
“who is the first person who will be able to tell the mechanism of the
unknown object?” It is the ‘CREATOR,’ the Producer, the Manufacturer of
that object. Another name in the English Language for this Creator, Producer,
Manufacturer of the whole universe and its contents, is ‘God’ or more
appropriately in the Arabic Language is ‘Allah’.
Science is eliminating models of god but not God.
Francis Bacon, the famous philosopher, has rightly said that a little
knowledge of science makes you an atheist, but an in-depth study of science
makes you a believer in God. Scientists today are eliminating models of God,
but they are not eliminating God.
If you translate this act – of rejecting false models and wrong notions of God
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– into Arabic, it is ‘La ilaaha illal lah’ which means “there is no god, but
God”. “There is no god (god with a small ‘g’ that is fake deities), but God
(with a capital ‘G’)
Prof. Tejasen accepted Islam on the strength of just one scientific ‘sign’
mentioned in the Quran. Some people may require ten signs while some may
require hundred signs to be convinced about the Divine Origin of the Quran.
Some would be unwilling to accept the Truth even after being shown a
thousand signs. The Quran condemns such a closed mentality in the verse,
“They are deaf, dumb, and blind, so they will not return (to the right path).”
The Quran contains a complete code of life for the individual and society.
Alhamdulillah (Praise be to Allah), the Quranic way of life is far superior to
the ‘isms’ that modern man has invented out of sheer ignorance. Who can
give better guidance than the Creator Himself?
In Surah Al-Fussilat [41]: “Soon We will show them Our Signs in the (very
far) regions (of the earth, and also deep) in their own souls, till it becomes
clear to them that this is the Truth. Is it not enough that your Lord Who
Witnesses (Shaheed) all things?” [41.53].
And Our Final Call is – All praises are for the One and Only God and Creator
Allah, Who Alone is worthy of devotion, complete submission and worship. I
declare that there is no other deity or god besides Allah. I also declare that
Prophet Muhammad is the Last and Final Messenger of Allah.
Dr. Zakir Naik
Islamic Research Foundation,
Mumbai, India.
The Quran
Table of Contents
Title Page

Foreward iii
Preface v
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Sura 1. Al-Fatiha, (The Opening Chapter) 1

Sura 2. Al-Baqara, (The Heifer or the Calf) 2
Sura 3. Al-'Imran, (The Family of ‘Imran) 27
Sura 4. An-Nisa', (The Women) 42
Sura 5. Al-Ma'ida, (The Table Spread) 58
Sura 6. Al-An'am, (The Cattle) 70
Sura 7. Al-A'raf, (The Heights) 83
Sura 8. Al-Anfal, (The Spoils of War) 97
Sura 9. At-Tauba, (Repentance)
[Also known as Baraatun (Immunity)] 103
Sura 10. Yunus, (Jonah) 114
Sura 11. Hud, (The Prophet Hud) 122
Sura 12. Yusuf, [The Prophet Yusuf (Joseph)] 132
Sura 13. Ar-Ra'd, (Thunder) 139
Sura 14. Ibrahim, (Abraham) 143
Sura 15. Al-Hijr, (The Rocky Path) 147
Sura 16. An-Nahl, (The Bee) 151
Sura 17. Al-Isra', (The Night Journey) 159
[Also Known as Bani Israel, (The Children of Israel)]
Sura 18. Al-Kahf, (The Cave) 166
Sura 19. Maryam, (Mary) 174
Sura 20. Ta-Ha, (Quranic Letters T. H.) 178
Sura 21. Al-Anbiyaa, (The Prophets) 185
Sura 22. Al-Hajj, (The Pilgrimage) 191
Sura 23. Al-Mu'minun, (The Believers) 197
Sura 24. An-Nur, (The Light) 202
Sura 25. Al-Furqan, (The Criterion) 207
Sura 26. Ash-Shu'ara', (The Poets) 212
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Sura 27. An-Naml, (The Ants) 220
Sura 28. Al-Qasas, (The Narration) 226
Sura 29. Al-Ankabut, (The Spider) 233
Sura 30. Ar-Rum, (The Romans) 237
Sura 31. Luqman, (The Wise) 241
Sura 32. As-Sajda, (The Prostration or Adoration) 243
Sura 33. Al-Ahzâb, (The Confederates, The Allies) 245
Sura 34. Saba', [The City of Saba’ (Sheba)] 251
Sura 35. Fátir, (The Originator of Creation)
[Also known as Malaika (The Angels)] 255
Sura 36. Ya-Sin, (Mankind),
Ya-Sin: Meant to address mankind or Prophet Muhammad 259
Sura 37. As-Saffát, [The Rows of People
(arranged by their ranks)] 263
Sura 38. Sád, (The Quranic Letter Sád) 269
Sura 39. Az-Zumar, (The Crowds) 273
Sura 40. Gháfer (The Most Forgiving)
[Also Known as Al-Mu’min (The believer)] 279
Sura 41. Ha-Mim or Ha-Mim Sajda,
[Also known as Fussilat (The Detailed Explanation)] 285
Sura 42. Ash-Shu'ra, (Consultation) 289
Sura 43. Az-Zukhruf, (The Gold Ornaments) 293
Sura 44. Ad-Dukhán, (The Smoke or Mist) 297
Sura 45. Al-Játhiya, (Bowing the Knee) 299
Sura 46. Al-Ahqáf, (Winding Sand-tracts) 302
Sura 47. Muhammad, (The Prophet) 305
Sura 48. Al-Fath, (The Victory) 307
Sura 49. Al-Hujurat, [The Inner Apartments (of the Prophet)] 310
Sura 50. Qáf, (The Quranic Letter Qáf) 311
Sura 51. Adh-Dháriyat, (The Winds that Scatter) 314
Sura 52. At-Túr, (The Mount) 316
Sura 53. An-Najm, (The Star) 318
Sura 54. Al-Qamar, (The Moon) 320
Sura 55. Ar-Rahmán, [The Most Gracious (Allah)] 322
Sura 56. Al-Wáqi'ah, (The Inevitable Event) 324
Sura 57. Al-Hadid, (The Iron) 327
Sura 58. Al-Mujadila, [The Woman who cries (for justice)] 330
Sura 59. Al-Hashr, [About the Gathering (Banishment)] 332
Sura 60. Al-Mumtahana, (The Woman to be Examined) 334
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Sura 61. As-Saff, (The Battle Array) 336
Sura 62. Al-Jumu'ah, [(The Assembly (Friday) Prayer)] 337
Sura 63. Al-Munafiqún, (The Hypocrites) 338
Sura 64. At-Taghabun, (The Mutual Loss and Gain) 339
Sura 65. At-Talaq, (The Divorce) 340
Sura 66. At-Tahrim, [Holding (Something) to be Forbidden)] 341
Sura 67. Al-Mulk, (The Dominion) 343
Sura 68. Al-Qalam, (The Pen or Nu’n) 344
Sura 69. Al-Háqqa, (The Sure Reality) 346
Sura 70. Al-Ma'árij, (The Way of Ascent) 348
Sura 71. Nuh, (Noah) 349
Sura 72. Al-Jinn, (The Spirits) 350
Sura 73. Al-Muzzammil, (The one folded in Garments-
The reference is to the Prophet) 352
Sura 74. Al-Muddaththir, (The One Wrapped Up) 353
Sura 75. Al-Qiyámah, (The Resurrection) 355
Sura 76. Ad-Dahr, [Time, Also known as Al-Insan (Man)] 356
Sura 77. Al-Mursalat, (Those Sent Forth) 358
Sura 78. An-Naba', [The (Great) News] 359
Sura 79. An-Nazi'at, (Those Who Tear) 360
Sura 80. 'Abasa, (He Frowned) 362
Sura 81. At-Takwir, (The Folding Up) 363
Sura 82. Al-Infitár, (The Splitting Apart) 364
Sura 83. Al-Mutaffifin, (Dealing in Fraud) 364
Sura 84. Al-Inshiqáq, (The Rending Asunder) 365
Sura 85. Al-Burúj, (The Zodiacal Signs) 366
Sura 86. At-Táriq, (The Divine Visitor by the Night) 367
Sura 87. Al-Alá, (The Most High) 367
Sura 88. Al-Gháshiya, (The Overwhelming Event) 368
Sura 89. Al-Fajr, (The Break of Day) 369
Sura 90. Al-Balad, (The City) 369
Sura 91. Ash-Shams, (The Sun) 370
Sura 92. Al-Layl, (The Night) 371
Sura 93. Ad-Duhá, (The Glorious Morning Light) 371
Sura 94. Ash-Sharh (The Expansion of the Chest)
Also Known as Al-Inshiráh, 372
Sura 95. At-Tin, (The Fig) 372
Sura 96. Al-'Alaq, (The Clot of Congealed Blood) 372
Sura 97. Al-Qadr, (The Night of Power or Glory or Honor) 373
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Sura 98. Al-Baiyina, (The Clear Evidence) 373
Sura 99. Az-Zalzalah, [The (Convulsive)Earthquake] 374
Sura 100. Al-'Adiyát, (Those That Run) 374
Sura 101. Al-Qári'ah, (The Day of Noise and Chaos) 374
Sura 102. At-Takáthur, (The Piling Up) 375
Sura 103. Al-'Asr, (Time Through The Ages) 375
Sura 104. Al-Humazah, (The Scandal Monger) 375
Sura 105. Al-Fil, (The Elephant) 376
Sura 106. Quraish, (The Custodians of Ka’bah) 376
Sura 107. Al-Má'ún, (Neighborly Needs) 376
Sura 108. Al-Kawthar, (Abundance) 376
Sura 109. Al-Káfirún, (Those Who Reject Faith) 377
Sura 110. An-Nasr, (Help) 377
Sura 111. Al-Masad, [The Palm Fiber
Also known as Abú-Lahab, (The Father of Flame)] 377
Sura 112. Al-Ikhlás, (Purity of Faith) 378
Sura 113. Al-Falaq, (The Dawn) 378
Sura 114. An-Nás, (The Mankind). 378

A Brief Index of the Quranic words 379

1 Sura 1. Al -Fatiha

Sura 1. Al-Fatiha,
(The opening chapter): (Makkah, 7 Verses)

1.1. In the Name of Allah, the All Merciful,

the Ever Merciful; (Ar-Rahmán Ar-Raheem);

1.2. Praise be to Allah, the Lord

(Cherisher and Sustainer) of the worlds;

1.3. The All Merciful, the Ever Merciful;

(Ar-Rahmán Ar-Raheem);

1.4. The Possessor of the Day of Judgment;


1.5. You (only) we worship and (only)

Your help we seek.

1.6. Guide us to the Straight Path;

1.7. The Path of those who have

received Your Mercy,
those whose share is not anger
from You and those who do not
go astray (and become lost).
2 Sura 2. Al-Baqara
Sura 2. Al-Baqara, make peace!"
(The heifer or the calf): (Medinah, 2.12. Surely, they are the ones who
286 Verses) make mischief, but they do not
In the Name of Allah, the Most realize it.
Gracious, the Most Merciful. 2.13. When it is said to them:
2.1.. Alif Lám Mim: "Believe as the (other) men believe:"
2.2. This is the Book: In it is They say: "Shall we believe as the
guidance, without doubt, for those fools have believed?" On the contrary,
who fear Allah; they are the fools, but they do not
2.3. (For those) who believe in the know.
Unseen, who are steadfast in prayer, 2.14. When they meet those who
who spend out of what We have believe, they say: "We believe;" But
given them; when they are alone with their evil
2.4. And (for those) who believe in companions, they say: "We are really
the Revelations sent to you and sent with you; We (were) only mocking!"
before your time, and (for those, who 2.15. Allah will throw back their
in their hearts) have the assurance of mockery at them, and give them rope
the Hereafter. in their trespasses; So they will
2.5. They are on (true) guidance, wander like blind ones (back and
from their Lord, and it is these forth)!
(people) who will prosper. 2.16. These are they who have
2.6.. As to those (people) who reject exchanged guidance for error: But
Faith, it is the same to them whether their trade is profitless, and they have
you warn them or do not warn them; lost true (right) direction!
They will not believe. 2.17.. Their similitude is that of a
2.7. Allah has set a seal on their man who started a fire; When it shed
hearts and on their hearing, and on light all around him Allah took away
their eyes is a veil; Great is the their light and left them in total
penalty they (have to face). darkness, so they could not see.
2.8.. And of the people there are 2.18. They are deaf, dumb, and blind,
some who say: "We believe in Allah so they will not return (to the right
and the Last Day;" But they do not path).
(really) believe. 2.19. Or (another similitude) is that
2.9. Surely! They try to deceive of a stormy rain cloud from the sky:
Allah and those who believe, but In it are zones of darkness, and
they only deceive themselves, But do thunder and lightning. They press
not realize! their fingers in their ears to keep out
2.10. In their hearts is a disease and the stunning thunder, the while they
Allah has increased their disease: are in terror of death. But Allah is all
And painful is the penalty they (will around those who reject Faith!
face), because they are false to 2.20. The lightning almost snatches
themselves. away their sight, every time the light
2.11. When it is said to them: "Do (helps) them, they walk in there, and
not make mischief on the earth," when the darkness covers them, they
they say: "Why, we only want to stand still. And if Allah willed, He
3 Sura 2. Al-Baqara
could take away their hearing and "What does Allah mean by this
their sight; Because Allah has power similitude?" But He does not cause
(Khadir) over all things. (people) to lose (their path) except
2.21.. O you people! Worship (and those who give (themselves) up.
pray to) your Guardian-Lord, Who 2.27. (And) those who break Allah’s
created you, and those who came Promise after it is accepted, and who
before you, that you might have the tear apart what Allah has ordered to
chance to learn righteousness; be joined, and who make mischief on
2.22. Who has made the earth a place earth; These cause loss (only) to
of rest for you, and the sky your themselves.
canopy; And sent down rain from the 2.28. How can you reject the Faith in
sky; And brought forth from there Allah? Seeing that you were without
fruits for your sustenance; Then do life, and He gave you life: Then He
not set up rivals to Allah when you will cause you to die and (He) will
know (the truth). again bring you to life; And again to
2.23. And if you are in doubt about Him you will return.
what We have revealed (from time to 2.29. It is He Who has created all
time) to Our servant (the Prophet), things for you that are on earth; In
then produce a Sura like the one here addition, His plans called for the
(in the Quran); And call your witness heavens, and He gave Order and
(or helpers if there are any) besides Perfection to the seven skies: And of
Allah, if you are truthful. all things He is All Knowing
2.24. But if you cannot- And surely (Aleem).
you cannot- Then fear the Fire whose 2.30.. And (remember) when your
fuel is Men and Stones- Which is Lord said to the angels; "I will create
a vicegerent on earth." They said:
prepared for those who reject Faith.
"Will You place in there, one who
2.25. And give glad tidings to those
will make mischief and shed blood in
who believe and who act fairly and there? While we (indeed) celebrate
justly, that their reward is Gardens, Your Praises and glorify Your Holy
beneath which rivers flow. Every (Name)?" He said: "I do know what
time they are fed with fruits from you do not know."
there, they say: "This is what we 2.31. And He taught Adam the
were fed with before," for they are names of all things: Then He placed
given similar things; And in there, them before the angels and said:
they have pure (and holy) "Tell Me the names of these (things)
companions and in there, they live if you are right."
(for ever). 2.32. They said: "Glory to You: We
2.26.. Indeed, Allah is not ashamed have no knowledge, except what
to use the similitude of things, even You have taught us: Verily, in truth
as low as the mosquito as well as the it is You Who are Perfect in
highest. knowledge and wisdom."
Those who believe know that it is 2.33. He said: "O Adam! Tell them
truth from their Lord; their names." When he had told them
But those who reject Faith will say: their names, Allah said: "Did I not
4 Sura 2. Al-Baqara
tell you that I know the (unseen) 2.41. And believe in what I reveal,
secrets of heavens and earth, and I confirming the revelation, which is
know what you reveal and what you with you, and do not be the first to
conceal?" reject Faith in there, and do not sell
2.34. And (remember) when We said My Signs for a small price: But fear
to the angels: "Bow down to Adam:" Me, and Me alone.
And they bowed down: Except Satan,
2.42. And do not cover Truth with
he refused and was haughty he was of
those who reject Faith. falsehood, and do not hide the Truth
2.35.. And We said: "O Adam! You and when you know (it).
your wife live in the Garden; And eat of 2.43. And be steadfast in prayer:
the plentiful things in there (wherever Practice regular charity: And bow
and whenever) you want; But do not down your heads with those who
approach this tree, or you will run into bow down (in worship).
harm and transgression." 2.44. Do you enforce right conduct
2.36. Then Satan did make them slip on the people, and forget (to practice
from the (Garden), and get them out it) yourselves, and yet you study the
of the state (of joy) which they had Scripture? Will you not understand?
been. We said: "Get down, you all 2.45. But no! Seek (Allah’s) help with
(people), with hostility between patient perseverance and prayer: It is
yourselves, on the earth; (that) will truly difficult except for those who
be your living-place and your means
bring a humble spirit-
of livelihood - For a time."
2.37. Then Adam received the words 2.46. Those who bear in mind the
of inspiration, from his Lord, and his Certainty, that they are to meet their
Lord forgave him; For He is One Who Lord, and that they are to return to
accepts Repentance (Tawwab), Most Him.
Merciful (Raheem). 2.47.. O Children of Israel!
2.38. We said: "Get you all down Remember My (special) favor which
from here; And if, surely, there I bestowed upon you, and that I
comes Guidance to you from Me; preferred you to other (nations for
Those who follow My guidance, for My Message).
them there shall be no fear, and they 2.48. Then guard yourself against a
shall not suffer. Day when one soul shall be of no use
2.39. "But those who reject Faith and to another nor shall intervention be
falsify Our Signs, they shall be
accepted for her, nor shall any
companions of the Fire; They shall
abide in there." compensation be taken from her nor
2.40.. O Children of Israel! Call to shall anyone be helped (from
mind the (special) favor, which I outside).
bestowed upon you, and fulfill (then) 2.49.. And (remember) when, We
your Promise to Me as I fulfill My delivered you from the people of
Promise to you, and fear none but Firon (Pharaoh): They set hard tasks
Me. and punishments for you, slaughtered
your sons and let your women live;
5 Sura 2. Al-Baqara
In there was a harsh trial from your and quails, (food and birds) saying:
Lord. "Eat of the good things We have
2.50.. And (remember) when, We provided for you." [See Note 2.1
divided the ocean for you and saved about the food and birds as Musa
you and drowned Firon’s (Pharaoh’s) (Moses) fled the armies of Firon
people within your very sight. (Pharaoh).] (But they rebelled) and,
2.51. And (remember) when, We to Us they did no harm, but they
appointed forty nights for Musa harmed their own souls.
(Moses), and in his absence you took 2.58.. And (remember) when, We
the calf (the Name of this Sura) (for said: "Enter this town, and eat from
worship), and you made a terrible the plentiful in there as you wish;
But enter the gate with humility, in
(your) way and in (your) words, and
2.52. Even then We did forgive you;
We shall forgive you for your faults
There was a chance for you to be and increase (the portion of) those
grateful. who do good."
2.53.. And (remember), We gave 2.59. But those who transgressed,
Musa (Moses) the Scripture and the changed the words from those
Criterion (right from wrong): There (words) that were given to them; So
was a chance for you to be rightfully We sent on those who transgressed a
guided. plague from heaven, because they
2.54.. And (remember) when, Musa disobeyed (Our command)
(Moses) said to his people: "O my repeatedly.
people! You have indeed wronged 2.60. And (remember) when, Musa
yourselves by your worship of the (Moses) prayed for water for his
calf: So turn in repentance to your people; We said: "Strike the rock
Creator, and kill yourselves (the with your staff." Then gushed forth
wrongdoers); That will be better for from there twelve springs. Each
you in the sight of your Creator." For group knew its own place for water.
He is the One Who Accepts So eat and drink from the sustenance
Repentance (At-Tawwab), the Most provided by Allah, and do not
Merciful (Ar-Raheem). practice evil or mischief on the (face
2.55. And (remember) when, you of the) earth.
2.61.. And (remember) when, you
said: "O Musa (Moses)! We shall
said: "O Musa (Moses)! We cannot
never believe in you until we see
endure one kind of food (always); So
Allah openly," but you were dazed
pray to your Lord for us to produce
with thunder and lightning while you for us of what the earth grows- Its
looked on. pot-herb(s), and cucumber(s), its
2.56. Then We raised you up after garlic, lentils, and onions." He said:
your death: So that you had the "Will you exchange the better for the
chance to be grateful. worse? You go down to Misr (any
2.57. And We gave you the shade of town), and you shall find what you
clouds and sent down to you manna want!" They were covered with
6 Sura 2. Al-Baqara
humiliation and misery; They drew (calf) it is!" He said: "He says: The
the anger of Allah on themselves. calf should be neither too old, nor
That was because they kept rejecting too young, but of middling age: Now
the Signs of Allah and killing His do what you are commanded!"
Messengers without just cause. That 2.69. They said: "Pray to your Lord
was because they rebelled and went on our behalf to explain to us her
on transgressing. color."
2.62.. Indeed, those who believe (in He said: "He says: A fawn-colored
the Quran), and those who are Jews, calf (heifer, also name of this Sura),
and the Christians and the Sabians, - pure and rich in shade, admired by
Any who believe in Allah and the (its) seers!"
Last Day, and work righteousness, 2.70. They said: "Pray to your Lord
shall have their reward with their on our behalf to explain to us what it
Lord; On them there shall be no fear, is: To us all calves (heifers) are alike:
and they shall not grieve. We truly want guidance, if Allah
2.63.. And (remember) when, We wills."
took your Promise and We raised 2.71. He said: "He says: A calf not
above you (the towering height of) trained to till the soil or water the
Mount (Sinai) (saying): "Hold firmly fields; Healthy and without defects.
to what We have given you and They said: Now you have brought
always remember what is in there: the truth." Then they offered it (the
That you may fear Allah." calf) in sacrifice, but not in good
2.64. But you turned back after that: will.
Had it not been for the Grace and 2.72.. And (remember, Musa) when
Mercy of Allah to you, you surely you killed a man (also see verse
had been among the lost. 20.40 for another reference), and
2.65. And you knew well those disagreed among yourselves about
among you who transgressed in the the crime: But Allah was to bring
matter of the (Sacred) day (of forth what you did hide.
Sabbath): We said to them: "Be you 2.73. So We said: "Strike the (body)
(like) monkeys, despised and with a piece of the calf." Thus Allah
rejected." brings the dead to life: And shows
2.66. So We made it an example to you His Signs, so that you may
(others in) their own time and to their understand.
generations, and a lesson to those 2.74.. From then your hearts
who fear Allah. hardened: And they became like a
2.67.. And (remember) when, Musa rock and even worse in hardness.
(Moses) said to his people: "Allah Even among rocks, there are some
commands that you sacrifice a calf." from which rivers gush out: Others
They said: "Are you going to make a bring out water, when they are split:
laughing-stock of us?" He said: "I And others which sink because of the
seek refuge from Allah that I am fear of Allah. And Allah is not
among the ignorant (people)!" unaware of what you do.
2.68. They said: "Pray to your Lord 2.75. Can you (O men of Faith),
on our behalf to explain to us what hope that they will believe in you?
7 Sura 2. Al-Baqara
Seeing that a party of them heard the parents and relatives, and orphans
Word of Allah, and altered it and those in need; Speak kindly and
knowingly after they understood it. justly to the people; Be regular in
2.76. And when they meet the men prayer; And practice regular charity.
of Faith, they say: "We believe;" But Then you turned back, except a few
when they meet each other in private, among you, and you go back (on the
they say: "Shall you tell them what Promise even now).
Allah has revealed to you, that they 2.84. And (remember) when, We
may argue about it before your took your Promise (that you will)
Lord?" Do you not understand (their shed no blood among yourselves,
aim)? and not turn out your own people
2.77. Do they not know that Allah from your homes: And to this you
knows what they conceal and what truly agreed, and to this you
they reveal? (yourselves) can bear witness.
2.78. And there are among them who 2.85. After (all of) this, you are the
cannot read and who do not know the same people, who kill among
Book, but (in it they see their own) yourselves, and banish a party of
desires, and they imagine without your people from their homes; Help
any basis. (their enemies) against them, in guilt
2.79. Then woe to those who write and hate; And if they come to you as
the Book with their own hands, and captives, you ransom them though it
then say: "This is from Allah." To was not right for you to remove them
gain from it for a lowly price! Woe (from their homes). Is it only a part
to them for what they write, and for of the Book that you believe in? And
the gain they make from it. do you reject the rest? But what is
2.80.. And they say: "The Fire shall the reward for those among you who
not touch us but for a few numbered behave like this except disgrace in
days:" Say: "Have you taken a this life? And on the Day of
promise from Allah, because He Judgment they shall receive the most
never breaks His promise? Or you painful penalty. And Allah is aware
say about Allah what you do not of what you do.
know?" 2.86. These are the people who buy
2.81. Yes! Those who search for gain the life of this world at the price of
in evil, and are held round by their the Hereafter: Their penalty shall not
sins, they are companions of the Fire: be reduced and they shall not be
They shall live in there (for ever). helped.
2.82. And those who have faith and 2.87.. And indeed, We gave Musa
work the right deeds they are (Moses) the Book and followed him
companions of the Garden: They up with other messengers; And We
shall live in there (for ever). gave Isa (Jesus), the son of Maryam
2.83.. And (remember) when, We (Mary) Clear (Signs) and
took a Promise from the Children Of strengthened him with the Holy
Israel, (that you will) worship no one Spirit. Is it that whenever there
but Allah, treat with kindness your comes to you a messenger with what
8 Sura 2. Al-Baqara
you yourselves do not want, you you, and obey:" They said: "We hear,
become proud- Some you and we disobey:" And they had to
disbelieved! And some you killed! take into their hearts the worship of
2.88. They say, "Our hearts are the calf because they have no Faith.
screened: (we do not want more.)" Say: "The commands of your Faith
But no! Allah curses them for their are truly not enough - If you have
lies: They believe in little. any faith!"
2.89. And when there comes to them 2.94. Say (to them, O Prophet): "If
a Book from Allah, confirming what the last Home with Allah is only for
is with them- Although from the past you, and not for anyone else, then
they had prayed for victory against pray for death if you are true."
those without Faith- When there 2.95. But they will never seek for
comes to them that which they death, because of the (sins) which
(should) have recognized, they refuse their hands have sent on before them.
to believe in it. But the curse of And Allah is well aware of those
Allah is on those without Faith. who do wrong.
2.90. How bad is the price for which 2.96. And indeed, you will truly find
they have sold their souls, because them, from all people, most wanting
they reject (the teachings) with hate; to live (on), even more than the
Which Allah has sent down; Allah idolaters: Each one of them wishes
by His Grace sends it (the teachings) he could be given a life of a thousand
to any of His servants He pleases. years: But giving such a life will not
Thus they have drawn on themselves save him from the punishment.
Anger upon Anger. And humiliating Because Allah sees well all that they
is the punishment for those who do.
reject Faith. 2.97.. Say: "Whoever is an enemy to
2.91. And when it is said to them, Gabriel, because he brings down the
"Believe in what Allah has sent (teachings) to your heart, by Allah’s
down," they say, "We believe in Will, a confirmation of what went
what was sent down to us:" Yet they before, and guidance and glad news
reject everything that which came for those who believe,
after it, while it be Truth confirming 2.98. "Whoever is an enemy to Allah
what is with them. Say, (O Prophet): and His angels and messengers, to
"Why then have you killed the Gabriel and Michael-- Beware! Allah
prophets of Allah in earlier times, if is an enemy to those who reject
you did truly believe." Faith."
2.92. And, indeed Musa (Moses) 2.99. We have sent down to you
came to you with clear (Signs); Yet clear Signs (verses); And no one
you still worshipped the calf after he rejects them except those who are
left, and you did act wrongfully. evil.
2.93. And (remember) when, We 2.100. Is it not (the case) that every
took your Promise and We raised time they make a promise, some
above you Mount (Sinai, saying): party among them throws it aside?
"Hold firmly to what We have given
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But most of them are faithless. 2.105. It is never the wish of those
2.101. And when there came to them without Faith, among the people of
a messenger from Allah, confirming the Book or (the wish) of the pagans,
what was with them: A party of the that anything good should come
People of the Book threw away the down to you from your Lord. But
Book of Allah behind their backs, as Allah will choose for His special
if they did not know! Mercy whoever He will (choose)-
2.102. They followed what the And Allah is Lord of extreme grace.
Satans falsified against the belief of 2.106. None of Our revelations do
Sulaiman (Solomon); But the Satans We change or cause to be forgotten,
but We substitute something better or
disbelieved, teaching men magic,
similar; Do you not know that Allah
and such things as came down at
has power over all things?
Babel (Babylon), to the angels, 2.107. Do you (also) not know that to
Harut and Marut. (These are two Allah belongs the kingdom of the
idolized men from the ancient times.) heavens and of the earth? And except
But neither of these two (angels) Him, you have neither a friend nor a
taught anyone (such things) without helper.
warning: "We are only for trial; So 2.108.. Or would you question your
do not disbelieve or curse." They Prophet (Muhammad) as Musa
learnt from them [Satans] the means (Moses) was questioned in the old
to cause separation between man and (days)? And whoever changes from
wife. But they could not harm Faith to disbelief, indeed, has strayed
anyone except by Allah’s without doubt from the right way.
permission. And they learnt that 2.109. Many from the People of the
which harms them and helps them Book wish they could turn you
not and they knew that the buyers of (believers) back to disbelief after you
(such magic) would have no share in have believed, From selfish envy,
the happiness of the Hereafter. And (even) after the Truth has become
low was the price for which they sold clear to them: But forgive and
their souls, if they only knew! overlook till Allah completes His
2.103. And if they had kept their purpose; Indeed, Allah has power
faith and guarded themselves from over all things.
evil, and their duty to Allah far better 2.110. And be regular in prayer, and
regular in charity: And whatever
had been the reward from their Lord,
good you send forth for your souls
if they only knew!
before you (from this life), you shall
2.104.. O you who believe! Do not find it with Allah: Surely, Allah sees
say ambiguous words like Ráina (an well all that you do.
insult in Hebrew, to the Prophet); 2.111. And they say: "None shall
But (say) clearly words of respect enter Paradise unless he is a Jew or a
like Unzurna; (Make us understand), Christian." Those are (only) their
and listen carefully (to him); For vain or empty wishes. Say to them:
those without Faith, there is a painful "Bring your proof if you are
punishment. truthful."
10 Sura 2. Al-Baqara
2.112. But no! Whoever submits his The people before them said words
whole self to Allah and does good- of similar nature; Their hearts are
He will get his reward with his Lord: alike. We have indeed made clear the
For such people, there shall be no Signs to any people who hold firmly
fear and they shall not be in pain. to Faith (in their hearts).
2.113.. The Jews say: "The 2.119. Surely, We have sent you in
Christians have nothing firm to stand truth (Islam) as a bearer of glad news
upon;" And the Christians say: "The and a Warner but to you no question
Jews have nothing firm to stand shall be asked about the (disbelievers
upon." Yet they (both say that they) and) the companions of the blazing
read the (same) Book. Like the Fire.
words they say they do not know 2.120. The Jews or the Christians
what they say; But Allah will judge will never be satisfied with you (O
between them in their dispute on the Prophet,) unless you follow their
Day of Judgment. religion. Say: "The Guidance of
2.114. And who are more unjust than Allah- That is the (only) Guidance."
those who forbid that in places for And if you to follow their desires
the worship of Allah, Allah’s name after the knowledge that has reached
should be celebrated? Whose object you, then you would find neither
is (in fact) to ruin them? It was not protector nor helper against Allah.
right that those (who believe), should 2.121. Those to whom We have sent
the Book, study it as it should be
themselves enter those (places)
studied: They are the ones who
except only in fear. For those (who
believe in it: And for those who
forbid the Praise of Allah’s Name)
reject faith in it, the loss is their own.
there is nothing but disgrace in this 2.122.. O Children of Israel!
world, and a severe suffering in the Remember the special favor which I
world to come. bestowed upon you, and that I
2.115. And to Allah belong the East preferred you to all others (for My
and the West: Wherever you turn, Message).
there is the Face (the Divine 2.123. Then guard yourselves against
Countenance and Presence) of Allah. a Day when one soul shall not be of
For Allah is All Pervading (Wasi'), any use to another, nor shall
All Knowing (Aleem). compensation be accepted from her,
2.116. And they say: "Allah has nor shall representation profit her,
begotten a son:" Glory be to Him- To nor shall anyone be helped (from
Him belongs all that is in the heavens outside).
and on earth: Everything renders 2.124.. And (remember) when,
worship to Him. Ibrahim (Abraham) was tried by his
2.117. To Him is due the very origin Lord with certain Commands; these
of the heavens and the earth: When he fulfilled. He (his Lord) said: "I
He decides on anything and He says will make you an Imam (guide or
to it: "Be." And so it becomes. example) to the Nations." He
2.118. Those without knowledge say: Ibrahim (Abraham) pleaded: "And
"Why does Allah not speak to us? Or also (Imams) from my off-spring!"
why does a Sign not come to us?" He (his Lord) answered: "But My
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Promise is not within the reach of rehearse Your Signs to them and
evildoers." instruct them in Scripture and
2.125. And (remember) when We Wisdom, (cleanse) and provide relief
made the House (Ka’bah) a Place of for them: Truly, For You are the
assembly for men and a place of Almighty (Al-Aziz), the All Wise (Al-
safety; And you take the House of Hakeem)."
Ibrahim (Abraham) as a place of 2.130.. And who turns away from the
prayer; And We took the Promise religion of Ibrahim (Abraham),
from Ibrahim (Abraham) and Ismail except those who injure their souls
(Ishmael), that they should cleanse with folly? Him (Abraham)! We
(and purify) My House for those who chose and rendered pure in this
circle it round, or use it as a retreat, world: And in the Hereafter, he will
or bow, or prostrate themselves (in be in the ranks of the righteous.
there in prayer). 2.131. Listen! His Lord said to him:
2.126. And (remember) when "Bow (your will to Me):" He
Ibrahim (Abraham) said: "My Lord, (Ibrahim) said: "I bow (my will) to
make this a City of Peace, and feed the Lord and Cherisher of the
its People with fruits, - Such of those Universe (Rab-ul-'Ala'meen)."
who believe in Allah and the Last 2.132. And this was the story that
Day." He (his Lord) said: "(Yes), Ibrahim (Abraham) left to his sons,
and for such as those who reject and so did Yàqoub (Jacob); "Oh my
Faith- I grant them their pleasure for sons! Allah has chosen the Faith for
a while, but will soon drive them to you: Then do not die except in the
the punishment of Fire- An evil Faith of Islam."
destination (indeed)!" 2.133. Or, were you witness when
2.127. And (remember) when death appeared before Yàqoub
Ibrahim (Abraham) and Ismail (Jacob)? "Look", he said to his sons:
(Ishmael) raised the foundation of "What will you worship after me?"
the House (with this prayer): "Our They said: "We shall worship your
Lord! Accept (this service) from us; Allah and the Allah of your fathers-
Truly, You are the All Hearing (As- Of Ibrahim (Abraham), Ismail
Sami’), the All Knowing (Al- (Ishmael), and Isháq (Isaac), the One
Aleem)." (True) Allah: To Him we bow (in
2.128. Our Lord! Make of us Islam)."
Muslims, bowing to Your (Will); 2.134. Those were a people that have
And of our children a Muslim passed away. They shall reap the
People, bowing to Your (Will); And fruit of what they did, and you of
show us our places for the what you do! About their merits,
celebration of (due) rites; And turn to there is no question in your case!
us (in Mercy); Verily, You are the 2.135.. And they said: "Become Jews
One Who Accepts repentance (At- or Christians, if you would be guided
Tawwab), the Most Merciful (Ar- (to salvation)." You say (to them):
Raheem). "No! (I would rather follow) the
2.129. "Our Lord! Send among them Religion of Ibrahim (Abraham), the
a messenger of their own, who shall true, and he joined not gods with
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Allah." them (the believers) away from their
2.136. You say (to them): "We Qibla (the direction of prayer) that
believe in Allah, and the revelation they were used to praying?" Say:
given to us, and to Ibrahim "To Allah belong both the East and
(Abraham), Ismail (Ishmael), Isháq West: He guides whom He will to
(Isaac), Yàqoub (Jacob), and the the Straight Path."
Tribes, and that given to Musa 2.143. Thus have We made of you
(Moses) and Isa (Jesus), and that (believers) a nation of Muslims
given to (all) prophets from their (followers of faith) justly balanced,
Lord: We make no difference that you may be witnesses over the
between one and another of them and nations, and the Prophet
we bow to Allah (in Islam)." (Muhammad), a witness over
2.137. So if they believe as you yourselves; And We had appointed
believe, they are indeed on the right Qibla (the direction of prayer) to
path; But if they turn back, it is they which you were used, only to test
who are in (different) faction; But those who followed the Prophet
Allah will suffice you against them, (Muhammad) from those who would
and He is All Hearing (Sami’), All turn on their heels (from the Faith).
Knowing (Aleem). indeed it was (a change) momentous,
2.138. (Our religion is) the except to those guided by Allah. And
purification from Allah: And who Allah would never make your faith
can purify better than Allah? And it ineffective. Most surely, Allah is for
is He Whom we worship. the mankind Full of Kindness
2.139.. Say (to them): "Will you (Ra'uf), Most Merciful (Raheem).
dispute with us about Allah, (after) 2.144. (O Prophet!), We see your
seeing that He is our Lord and your face turning to the heaven: (for
Lord; That we are responsible for our guidance). Now shall We turn you to
doings and you for yours; And that the Qibla, (the direction of prayer),
we are sincere (in our faith) to Him? that shall please you. Turn then your
2.140. "Or do you say that Ibrahim face in the direction of the Sacred
(Abraham), Ismail (Ishmael), Isháq Mosque (in Makkah): And wherever
(Isaac), Yàqoub (Jacob), and the you are, turn your faces in that
Tribes, were Jews or Christians?" direction. The people of the Book
Say (to them): "Do you know better know well that this is the truth from
than Allah?" Oh! Who is more their Lord. And Allah is not
unjust than those who hide the unmindful of what they do.
evidence they have from Allah? But 2.145. And even if you were to bring
Allah is not unaware of what you do! to the people of the Book all the
2.141. Those were a people that have Signs of Allah (together), they would
passed away. They shall reap the not follow your Qibla (the direction
fruit of what they did, and you of of prayer); Nor are you going to
what you do! About their merits, follow their Qibla; Nor indeed will
there is no question in your case! they follow each others Qibla; And
2.142. The foolish ones among the after the knowledge has reached you,
men, will say: "What has turned if you were to follow their (vain)
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desires- Then you would be clearly is with those who patiently
among the wrongdoers. persevere.
2.146. The people of the Book know 2.154. And do not say about those
Muhammad this as they know their (people) who are killed in the sake of
own sons; But some of them hide the Allah: "They are dead." No! They
truth that they themselves know. are living, even though you do not
2.147. The Truth is from your Lord; perceive it.
So do not be one of those who doubt. 2.155. And be sure We shall test you
2.148.. For each one is a direction to with some fear and hunger, some
which they turn (in prayer); Then loss in goods, or lives, or the fruits
strive together (as in a race) towards (of your hard work), but give glad
all that is good. Wherever you are, news to those who patiently
Allah will bring you together; Truly, persevere-
Allah has power over all things. 2.156. (And to those) when afflicted
2.149. And, from where ever you with calamity say: "To Allah we
start forth, turn your face in the belong, and truly, to Him is our
direction of the Sacred Mosque (in return:"-
Makkah); That is indeed the truth 2.157. They are those on whom
from your Lord. And Allah is not (descends the) blessing from Allah,
unmindful of what you do. and (His) Mercy, and they are the
ones who receive guidance.
2.150. So from where ever you start 2.158.. Look! (The two mountains
forth, turn your face in the direction named) Safa and Marwa are among
of the Sacred Mosque; And where the Symbols of Allah. So if those
ever you are, turn your faces towards who visit the (Sacred) House in the
it (as you pray): So that there be no season (of Pilgrimage) or at other
reason for dispute against you among times, should go around them, it is
the people, except those of them who no sin in them. And if anyone
are the wrongdoers; So do not fear follows his own wish to do good- Be
them, but fear Me; And that I may sure that Allah is He Who recognizes
complete My favors on you, and you (Shakir) all, All Knowing (Aleem).
may (be willing to) be guided; 2.159. Indeed, those who conceal the
2.151. A similar (favor have you Clear (Signs) that We have sent
already received) in that We have down, and the Guidance and
sent among you a messenger (the Evidence- For (all) the mankind. On
Prophet) of your own, reciting to you them shall be Allah’s curse, and the
Our Signs, and purifying you, and curse of those entitled to the curse-
instructing you in Scripture and 2.160. Except those who repent and
Wisdom, and in new Knowledge make amends and openly declare
2.152. Then do remember Me; I will (the Truth); To them I turn in
remember you. And be grateful to forgiveness: And I am the One Who
Me and do not reject Faith. accepts Repentance (At-Tawwab),
2.153.. O you who believe! Seek Most Merciful (Raheem).
(Allah's) help with Patience, 2.161. Indeed, those who reject
Perseverance and Prayer: For Allah Faith, and die rejecting- On them is
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Allah’s curse, and the curse of as they have cleared themselves from
angels, and the curse of all mankind. us." Thus would Allah show them
2.162. They will live in there (for (the fruits of) their deeds as (nothing
ever): Their penalty will not be but) regrets. And there will be no
lightened, nor will forgiveness be for way for them out of the Fire.
them. 2.168.. O mankind! Eat what is
2.163. And your God is One (Allah): lawful and good that is on earth; And
There is no god but He, The Most do not follow the footsteps of the
Gracious (Ar-Rahmán)- The Most Satan. Surely, he is to you an avowed
Merciful (Ar-Raheem). enemy.
2.164.. Surely, in the creation of the 2.169. For he (Satan, the Evil one)
heavens and the earth; In the commands you (to do) what is evil,
alteration of the night and the day; In and shameful, and that you should
the sailing of the ships through the say of Allah that of which you have
oceans for the benefit of mankind; In no knowledge.
the rain which Allah sends down 2.170. When it is said to them:
from the sky, and the life which He "Follow what Allah has revealed:"
gives forth with it to an earth that is They say: "No! We shall follow the
dead; In the beasts of all kinds, that ways of our fathers." What! Even
He scatters through the earth; And in though their fathers did not have the
the change of the winds, and the wisdom and guidance?
clouds which they trail like the 2.171. And the parable of those who
slaves between the sky and the earth; reject Faith is similar to the one
(Here) indeed are Signs for a people (shouting) like a shepherd who
who are wise (and who are) loudly shouts to things (cattle) that
understanding. listen to nothing except calls and
2.165. And yet there are men who cries: Deaf, dumb, and blind, they do
take (for worship) others besides not have the wisdom!
Allah as equal (with Allah): They 2.172. O you who believe! Eat of the
love them as they should love Allah. good things that We have provided
But those of Faith are overflowing in for you, and be grateful to Allah if it
their love for Allah. If only the is indeed He Whom you worship.
unrighteous could see; Look! Then 2.173. He has only forbidden you
they would see the Penalty: That to dead meat, and blood, and the flesh
Allah belongs all power, and Allah of swine and that on which any other
will strongly enforce the Penalty. name has been invoked besides that
2.166. Then would those who are of Allah. But if one is forced by
followed clear themselves from those necessity, without willful
who follow (them): They would see disobedience (of Allah’s Word), and
the Penalty, and all relations between without transgressing due limits-
them would be cut off. Then he is guiltless. Verily, Allah is
2.167. And those who followed Often Forgiving (Ghafoor), Most
would say: "If only we had one more Merciful (Raheem).
chance, to return to the worldly life, 2.174.. Surely, those who hide
we would clear ourselves from them, Allah’s revelation in the Book, and
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purchase for them a miserable profit- there is (saving of) life to you, (and
They swallow into themselves less bloodshed among you), O you
nothing but Fire; Allah will not men of understanding; That you may
address them on the Day of restrain yourselves.
Judgment, and will not purify them: 2.180.. It is prescribed for you when
Their Penalty will be painful. death approaches any of you, if he
2.175. They are the ones who buy leaves any goods, that he make a will
error in place of Guidance and to (give to the) parents and next of
torment in place of Forgiveness: Oh! kin, according to reasonable usage:
What boldness (they show) for Fire! (This is) due from those who fear
2.176. (Their doom is) because Allah Allah.
sent down the Book in truth but those 2.181.. If anyone changes the will
who search the reasons of disputes in after hearing it, the guilt shall be on
the Book are in a section far (from those who make the change, for
the purpose of truth). Allah hears and knows (all things)..
2.177.. It is not rightful conduct that 2.182. But if anyone fears partiality
you turn your faces towards East or or wrongdoing on the part of the
West; But it is righteousness- To trustee and makes peace between
believe in Allah, and the Last Day, (the parties concerned), there is no
and the Angels, and the Book, and wrong in him: Truly, Allah is Often
the messengers; To spend from your Forgiving (Ghafoor), Most Merciful
(own) wealth, in spite of your love (Raheem).
for it, for your kin, for orphans, for 2.183.. O you who believe! Fasting is
the needy, for the wayfarer, for those prescribed to you: As it was
who ask, and for the ransom of slaves; prescribed to those before you that
to be steadfast in prayer, and practice you may (learn) self-control.-
regular charity; To fulfill the contracts 2.184. (Fasting) for a fixed number
which you have made; And to be firm of days; But if any of you is ill, or on
and patient, in pain (or suffering), and a journey, the prescribed number
adversity, and throughout the periods (should be made up) from days later.
of panic. Such are the people of truth, For those who can fast but with
those who fear Allah. hardship, is a ransom; The feeding of
2.178.. O you who believe! The Law one who is in need. But he who will
of Equality is to be followed by you, give more, by his own free will, it is
in cases of murder: The free for the better for him. And it is better for
free, the slave for the slave, the you that you fast, if you only knew.
woman for the woman. But if any 2.185. The month of Ramadan is the
remission is made by the brother of (month) in which was sent down the
the slain, then grant any reasonable Quran as a guide to mankind, also
demand, and compensate him with Clear (Signs for) guidance and
handsome gratitude. This is a judgment (between right and wrong);
concession and a Mercy from your So every one of you who is present
Lord. After this whoever exceeds the (at his home) during that month
limits shall be in grave penalty. should spend it in fasting. But, if any
2.179. And in the Law of Equality one is ill or on a journey, the
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prescribed period (should be made knowingly (even) a little of (other)
up) by days later. Allah intends every peoples property.
facility for you; He does not want to 2.189.. They (the people) ask you
put you to difficulties. (He wants (the Prophet) concerning the new
you) to complete the prescribed moons. Say: "They are only Signs to
period. And to glorify Him because mark fixed periods of time in (the
He has guided you; And for this affairs of) men, and for Pilgrimage."
reason, you should be grateful to
It is no virtue if you enter your
houses from the back: It is virtue if
2.186. When My servants ask you
you fear Allah enter houses through
concerning Me, I am indeed close to
the proper doors: And fear Allah that
them: I listen to the prayer of every
you may prosper.
(humble) caller when he calls Me:
2.190.. And fight in the cause of
Let them also, listen to My call and
Allah those who fight you, but do not
believe in Me, that they may be led
transgress limits: For Allah does not
to the right way.
love those who exceed their rightful
2.187. Permitted to you, on the night
of the fasts, is the approach to your
2.191. And slay them (who fight
wives. They are your garments and
against Allah’s cause) wherever you
you are their garments. Allah knows
catch them, and turn them out from
what you secretly did among
where they have turned you out; For
yourselves; But He turned to you and
persecution and injustice are worse
forgave you; So now associate with
than killing. But do not fight them at
them (your wives), and seek what
the Sacred Mosque, unless they
Allah has made lawful to you and eat
(first) fight you there; But if they
and drink until the white thread
fight you slay them. Such is the
(light) of dawn appears to you
reward of those who block Faith.
distinct from its black thread
2.192. But if they cease, then Allah
(darkness); Then complete your fast
is Often Forgiving (Ghafoor), Most
till the night appears but do not
Merciful (Raheem).
associate with your wives while you
2.193.. And keep fighting them until
are in retreat in the mosques. These
there is no more persecution and
are limits (set by) Allah; Approach
injustice. And justice and faith in
them not in its neighborhood. Thus
Allah continues; But if they cease, let
does (He) make clear His Signs to
there be no hostile acts except
men: That they may learn self-
against those who (always) practice
(hostilities and) injustice.
2.194. The prohibited month (see
2.188. And do not eat up one
Note 2.2):- For the prohibited month-
another's property among yourselves And likewise for all things
for show or pettiness, and do not use prohibited- The Law of Equality
it as bribe for the judges, with intent applies. If then anyone violates the
that you may eat up wrongfully and prohibition against you, (then) you
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transgress likewise against him. But 2.198. It is no sin for you if you seek
fear Allah, and know that Allah is the bounty of your Lord (during
with those who restrain themselves. pilgrimage).
2.195. And from your (own) wealth, Then when you come down from
spend in the cause of Allah, and (Mount) Arafat, celebrate the Praises
make not your own hands contribute of Allah at the Sacred Mountain, and
to (your) destruction; But do good: celebrate His Praise as He has
Because Allah loves those who do directed you, even though, before
good. this, you went astray.
2.196. And complete the Pilgrimage 2.199. Then move on at a quick pace
or Umrah (a pious visit to the Sacred from the place whence it is usual for
Mosque) in the service of Allah. But the people to do so, and ask for
if you are prevented (from Allah’s forgiveness. Verily, Allah is
completing it), send an offering for Often Forgiving (Ghafoor), Most
sacrifice, what you may find (and Merciful (Raheem).
afford): And do not shave your heads 2.200. So when you have finished
until the offering reaches the place of your (prescribed) duties of Hajj, (see
sacrifice. And if any of you is ill, or Note 2.2 at the end of the Sura),
has an ailment in his scalp, (requiring celebrate the Praises of Allah, as you
to shave, he should) in compensation used to celebrate the praises of your
either fast, or feed the poor, or offer fathers- Yes, with much more
sacrifice; And when you are in (feelings), heart and soul. Some men
peaceful conditions (again), if who say: "Our Lord! Give us (Your
anyone wishes to continue the bounties) in this world!" But they
Umrah on to Pilgrimage (Hajj), he will have no portion in the Hereafter.
must make an offering, what he can 2.201. And there are some men who
afford, but if he cannot afford it, he say: "Our Lord! Give us good in this
should fast three days during the Hajj world and good in the Hereafter, and
and seven days on his return, making protect us from the severe pain of the
ten days in all. This is for those Fire!"
whose household is not in (the 2.202. To these (men) will be
immediate closeness to) the Sacred allotted what they have earned and
Mosque. And fear Allah, and know Allah is quick in account.
that Allah is strict in punishment. 2.203. And celebrate the Praises of
2.197.. For the Pilgrimage, the Allah during the appointed days. (see
months are well known. If anyone Note 2.3 for details of the appointed
undertakes that duty, let there be no days after Hajj.) But if anyone has to
sign of offense, no wickedness, nor leave in two days, there is no sin on
disputes during the Pilgrimage him, and if anyone stays on, there is
(Hajj). and whatever good you do, no sin on him (either), if his aim is to
Allah knows it. And take a provision do right. Then fear Allah, and know
(with you) for the journey, but the that you will surely be brought
best of provisions is right conduct. before Him.
So fear Me, O! You, (people) who 2.204.. There is the type of man
are wise. whose talks about this world’s life
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may dazzle you, and he calls Allah to and Allah sent messengers with glad
witness about what is in his heart; tidings and warning; And with them
Yet he is the most severe of enemies. He sent down the Book in Truth to
2.205. When he turns his back, his judge between people in matters
aim is to spread mischief everywhere where they (the people) differed: but
through the earth and destroy crops the People of the Book, after the
and cattle. But Allah does not love clear Signs came to them, did not
mischief. differ among themselves, except
2.206. And when it is said to him, those with selfishness and rejection.
"Fear Allah." He is led by false pride Allah by His Grace guided the
towards (even more) sin. Enough for believers to the Truth concerning that
him is Hell- An evil bed indeed (to in what they differed. And Allah
lie on) guides whom He wills to a Straight
2.207. And there is the type of man Path.
who gives his life to earn the 2.214. Or do you (people) think that
Pleasure of Allah; And Allah is full you shall enter the Garden (Paradise)
of kindness to (such) devotees. without the many (trials) as (they)
2.208.. O you who believe! Enter came to those who passed away
into Islam whole-heartedly; And before you? They faced suffering
follow not the footsteps of the Satan; and grief, and were so shaken in
For he is to you an avowed enemy. spirit that even the Prophet
2.209. Then, if you go back after the (Muhammad) and those of faith who
Clear (Signs) have come to you, then were with him cried: "When (will
know that Allah is Exalted in Power, come) the help of Allah?" Oh!
Wise. Surely, the help of Allah is (always)
2.210. Will they (the non believers) near!
wait until Allah comes to them in 2.215.. They ask you (O Prophet),
canopies of clouds, with angels (in what they should spend (in charity).
His train) and the question is thus Say: "Whatever you spend is good,
settled? But to Allah all the questions (it) must be for parents and relatives,
go back (for decision.) and orphans, and those in want, and
2.211.. Ask the Children of Israel! for the wayfarers. And whatever you
How many Clear (Signs) We have do (for them) that is good, Allah
sent to them, but if anyone substitutes knows it well."
(something else), after Allah's favor 2.216. Fighting is prescribed for you,
has come to him, Allah is strict in and you dislike it. But you may
punishment. dislike a thing that is good for you
2.212. The life of this world attracts and that you may love a thing that is
those who reject faith, and they make bad for you. But Allah knows and
fun of those who believe. But the you know not.
righteous will be above them on the 2.217.. They ask you (O Prophet),
Day of Gathering (Resurrection); For concerning fighting in the Sacred
Allah grants His abundance without Months (Muharam, Rajab, Zul-
measure on anyone He wills. Quadah and Zul-Hajjah): Say:
2.213. Mankind was a single nation, "Fighting in there is a serious
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(offense): But in the sight of Allah it an unbelieving woman, even though
is more serious to prevent access to she (may) allure you. And do not
the Path of Allah, to deny Him, to marry (your girls) to non-believers
prevent access to the Sacred Mosque, until they believe: A slave man who
and to drive out its Members." believes is better than an unbeliever,
Persecution and injustice are worse even though he (may) allure you. non
than killing. And they will not stop believers (only) call you to the Fire.
fighting you until they turn you back But Allah calls (you) by His Grace to
from your faith, if they can. And if the Garden (of Joy) and Forgiveness,
any of you turn away from their and makes His Signs clear to
Faith and die in unbelief, their works mankind that they may celebrate His
will bear no fruit in this life and the Praise.
Hereafter; They will be companions 2.222.. They ask you (O Prophet),
of Fire and will abide in there. concerning women's (menstrual)
2.218. Indeed, those who believed courses: Say: "They are a hurt and a
and those who suffered exile and pollution: So keep away from
fought in the Path of Allah- They women in their courses, and do not
have the hope of the Mercy of Allah: approach them until they are clean.
And Allah is Often Forgiving But when they have purified
(Ghafoor), Most Merciful (Raheem). themselves, you may approach them
2.219.. They ask you (O Prophet) in any manner, time or place,
concerning drinking and gambling: ordained for you by Allah." Because
Say: "In them is great sin, and some Allah loves those who turn to Him
profit, for men; But the sin is greater constantly and He loves those who
than the profit." (And) they ask how keep themselves pure and clean.
much they are to spend (in charity), 2.223. Your wives are like a tilth for
Say: "What is beyond your needs."
you; Approach your tilth when or
Thus Allah makes clear to you His
how you will; But do some good acts
Signs: In order that you may think-
for your souls beforehand: And fear
2.220. (About their bearings) on this
Allah, and know that you are to meet
life and the Hereafter. They ask you
(O Prophet) concerning orphans: Him (in the Hereafter); And give the
Say: "The best thing to do is what is good news to those who believe.
for their good; If you mix their affair 2.224.. And do not make Allah’s
with yours, they are your brethren; (Name) an excuse in your oaths
But Allah knows (the man) who against doing good and acting
means mischief from (the man) who rightly, and making peace between
means good. And if Allah had persons; And Allah is All Hearing
wished, He could have put you into (Sami’), All Knowing (Aleem).
difficulties: He is indeed Exalted in 2.225. Allah will not call you to
Power, Wise." account for thoughtlessness in your
2.221.. And do not marry oaths, but for the intention earned in
unbelieving women (idolaters), until your hearts; And Allah is Often
they believe; And indeed, a slave Forgiving (Ghafoor), Most
woman who believes is better than Forbearing (Haleem).
2.226. For those who take an oath of
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abstention from their wives, a has married another husband and he
waiting for four months is approved; has divorced her. In that case there is
If then they return, surely, Allah is no blame on either of them if they re-
Often Forgiving (Ghafoor), Most unite, provided they feel that they
Merciful (Raheem). can keep the limits set forth by
2.227. But if their intention is firm Allah. Such are the limits set by
for divorce, Allah is All Hearing Allah, which He makes plain to those
(Sami'), All Knowing (Aleem). who understand.
2.228.. And divorced women shall 2.231. And when you divorce women,
wait concerning themselves for three and they fulfill the term of their
monthly (menstrual) periods. It is not waiting period (of three monthly
lawful for them to hide what Allah courses), either take them back on just
has created in their wombs, if they and fair terms or set them free on just
have faith in Allah and the Last Day. and fair terms; But do not take them
And their husbands have the better back to hurt them, (or) to take undue
right to take them back in that advantage (of them); If anyone does
period, if they wish to resolve the that, he wrongs his own soul. Do not
differences. And women shall have treat Allah’s Signs lightly- But
rights similar to the rights against sincerely recite Allah’s favors on you,
them, according to what is equitable; and the fact that He sent down to you
But men have a degree (of the Book and Wisdom, for your
advantage) over them. And Allah is instruction. And fear Allah and know
Almighty (Aziz), All Wise (Hakeem). that Allah is All Knowing (Aleem) of
2.229. A divorce is only permitted all things.
two times: After that the parties 2.232.. And when you divorce
should either stay together on just women, and they fulfill the term (a
terms, or separate with kindness. It is waiting period of three monthly
not lawful for you, (men) to take courses,) do not prevent them from
back any of your gifts (from your marrying their former husbands, if
wives). Except when both parties they both agree on fair terms. This
fear that would be unable to keep the (instruction) is for all among you,
limits set forth by Allah. If you who believe in Allah and the Last
(judges) do fear that they would be Day. That is (the path towards)
unable to keep the limits set forth by greatest virtue and purity among you.
Allah, then there is no blame on And Allah knows, and you know not.
either of them if she gives something 2.233.. The mothers should nurse
for her freedom. These are the limits their offspring for two whole years,
set by Allah- So do not break them; if the father desires to complete their
If any (person) does step beyond the term. But he shall bear the cost of the
limits set forth by Allah, such mother's food and clothing with
persons wrong (themselves as well as fairness and justice. No soul shall
others). have a burden laid on it greater than
2.230. And if a husband divorces his it can bear. No mother shall be
wife (a third time), then he cannot, treated unfairly on account of her
after that, re-marry her until after she child. Nor father on account of his
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child, an heir shall be accountable in but after fixing a dower for them,
the same way. If they both decide on then the half of the dower (is due to
weaning by the agreement of both; them), unless they remit it or (the
After due consultation, there is no man's half) is remitted by him in
blame on them if you decide on a whose hands is the marriage tie; And
foster mother for your baby, there is the remission (of the man's half) is
no blame on you, provided you pay the closest to the right conduct. And
(the mother) what you offered, with do not forge to be generous between
fairness and justice. But fear Allah yourselves because Allah is All
and know that Allah is All Seeing Seeing (Baseer) of all that you do.
(Baseer) of all that you do. 2.238.. Guard strictly (the habit of)
2.234.. If any of you die and leave your prayers, especially the Middle
widows behind, they shall wait (late afternoon) Prayer; And stand
concerning themselves four months before Allah in a pious (frame of
and ten days: When they have mind).
fulfilled their term, there is no blame 2.239. And if you fear (an enemy),
on you if they do as they see fit with pray on foot, or riding, but when you
themselves in a just and reasonable are in security, celebrate Allah’s
manner and Allah is well Aware Praises in the manner He has taught
(Khabeer) of all that you do. you, which you did not know
2.235. And there is no blame on you (before).
if you make an offer (a hint) of 2.240.. Those of you who die and
marriage or hold it in your hearts. leave widows should provide for the
Allah knows that you admire them in widows a years maintenance and
your hearts: But do not make a secret residence; Without turning them out,
contract with them except in but if they leave (the residence),
honorable terms, and do not decide there is no blame on you for what
on the tie of marriage till the term they may do with themselves,
prescribed is fulfilled. And know that provided it is reasonable, and Allah
Allah knows what is in your hearts, is Almighty (Aziz), All Wise
and so be fearful Allah; And know (Hakeem).
that Allah is Often Forgiving 2.241. For the divorced women the
(Ghafoor), Most Forbearing maintenance (should be provided) on
(Haleem). a reasonable (scale). This is a duty of
2.236.. There is no sin for you if you the righteous.
divorce women before the marital 2.242. Like this Allah makes His
relationship or the fixation of their Signs clear to you: So that you may
dower (or dowry); But offer and give understand.
them (a suitable gift), the wealthy 2.243.. Did you not turn your vision
according to his means, and the poor to those who abandoned their homes.
according to his means; A gift of a Though they were thousands (in
reasonable amount is due from those number), for fear of death? Allah
who wish to do the right thing. said to them: "Die." Then He
2.237. And if you divorce them (the restored them to life. Truly, Allah is
women) before the marital relation full of kindness to mankind, but most
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of them are ungrateful. you the Chest of the Covenant, (see
2.244. Then fight in the cause of Note 2.4), with (an assurance) of
Allah, and know that Allah hears and security from your Lord, and the
knows all things. relics left by the family of Musa
2.245. Who is he who will loan to (Moses), and the family of Haroon
Allah a beautiful loan, which Allah (Aaron), carried by angels, in this is
will double to his credit and multiply a Symbol for you if you really have
many times? It is Allah Who gives faith."
(you) want or plenty, and to Him 2.249.. When Tálút started with the
shall be your return. armies, he said: "Verily, Allah will
2.246.. Have you not turned your test you at the stream: If any (of you)
vision to the groups of the Children drinks from its water, He will not go
of Israel after (the time of) Musa with my army: Only those who do
(Moses)? They said to a prophet not taste from it (the stream) will go
(who was) among them (Samuel): with me: A mere sip out of the hand
"Appoint a king for us, that we may is excused." But they all drank of it,
fight in the cause of Allah." He said: except a few; When they- He and the
"Is it not possible that, if you were faithful ones with him- Crossed the
commanded to fight, you may not river, they said: "This day we cannot
fight?" They said: "How could we fight Goliath and his forces." But
refuse to fight in the Cause of Allah those who were convinced that they
after seeing that we were turned out must (eventually) meet Allah, said:
of our homes and our families?" But "How often, by Allah’s Will, has a
when they were commanded to fight, small force overcome a big one
they turned back, except for a small (force)?" Allah is with those who
band among them. But Allah has full constantly work (towards the good).
knowledge of those who do wrong. 2.250. And when they advanced to
2.247. And their prophet said to meet Goliath and his forces, they
them: "Indeed, Allah has appointed prayed: "Our Lord! Grant us
Tálút as king over you." They said: constancy and make our steps firm:
"How can he exercise authority over Help us against those who reject
us when we are better fitted than he faith."
to exercise authority, and he is not 2.251. By Allah’s Will, they defeated
even gifted with wealth in them (Goliath and his forces); And
abundance?" He said: "Indeed, Allah Dawood (David) slew Goliath; And
has chosen him above you and has Allah gave him (David) power and
gifted him abundantly with wisdom and taught him whatever He
knowledge and bodily strength over willed. And if Allah did not check
all: And Allah grants His authority to one set of people by another (set of
whom He pleases. And Allah is people), the earth would indeed be
Enough (Wasi’) for all, All Knowing full of mischief: But Allah is full of
(Aleem)." bounty to all the worlds.
2.248. And (further) their prophet 2.252. These are the Signs of Allah:
said to them: "Verily a Sign of His We teach them to you in truth;
authority is that there shall come to Surely, you (O Prophet!) are one of
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the (many) messengers. known as Ayât-ul-Kursi.]
2.253.. Those messengers: We 2.256.. Let there be no force (or
preferred some of them, some above compulsion) in religion: Surely-
the others: To some of them (Moses), Truth stands out clear from error:
Allah spoke directly; Others (David), Whoever rejects evil and believes in
He raised to degrees (of honor); To Allah has held the most trustworthy
Isa (Jesus), the son of Maryam hand-hold that never breaks. And
(Mary), We gave Clear (Signs), and Allah is All Hearing (Sami'), All
strengthened him with the Holy Knowing (Aleem).
Spirit (Gabriel). If Allah had so 2.257. Allah is the Protector of those
willed, the following generations who have faith: From the depths of
would not have fought among each darkness (from where) He will lead
other, after Clear (Signs) had come them into light. Of those who reject
to them, but they (chose) to differ, faith their friends are the false gods
some believing and others rejecting. (and their false 'friends') from light
If Allah had so willed, they would they will lead them into the depth of
not have fought each other; But darkness. They will be companions
Allah fulfills His plan. of the Fire, to dwell in there (for
2.254.. O you who believe! Spend ever).]
from (the gifts) We have given to 2.258.. Have you not turned your
you, before the Day comes when no eyes at the one who disputed with
bargaining, no friendship, no praise Ibrahim (Abraham) about his Lord,
(or intercession will be useful). And because Allah had granted him
those who reject Faith- They are the power? When Ibrahim (Abraham)
wrongdoers. said: "My Lord is He Who gives life
2.255.. Allah! and death." He said: "I give life and
There is no god but He- death." Ibrahim (Abraham) said:
The Living,- "But it is Allah that causes the sun to
The Self-Sufficient,- rise from the East can you then cause
The Infinitely Enduring,- it (the sun) to rise from the West."
Slumber or sleep never reaches Him. Thus the one who rejected faith was
All things are His, in the heavens and abashed. Allah does not give
on the earth. Who is there who can guidance to a people unjust.
plead in His presence except as He 2.259. Or (take) the example of one
permits? He knows what (appears to who passed by a little township, all
His creatures), before or after or in ruins up to its roofs. He said: "Oh!
behind them. They shall not How shall Allah bring it (ever) to
understand the smallest fragment of life, after its death?" Then Allah
His knowledge except as He wills. caused him to die for a hundred
His Throne extends over the heavens years, after which He raised him up
and over the earth, and He does not (again) from death. Allah said: "How
tire in guarding and preserving them; long did you remain (waiting so
And He is the Most High (Al-A'li), far)?" He said: "Perhaps a day or part
the Supreme (Al-Azeem, in Glory). of a day." He (Allah) said: "No, you
[This Holy Verse glorifying Allah is have waited like this for a hundred
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years: But look at your food and your Free of all wants (Ghani), (and He
drink; They show no signs of age: is) Most Forbearing (Haleem).
And look at your donkey: And that 2.264. O you who believe! Cancel
We may make for you a Sign for the not your charity by reminders of
people look further at the bones, how your generosity, or by injury- Like
We bring them together and put flesh those who spend what they own to be
on them." When this was shown seen of men, but believe neither in
clearly to him, he said: "I know that Allah nor in the Last Day. They are
Allah is Able (Khadir) to do all in the parable like a hard, barren
things." (For a similar case of the rock, on which is a little soil; On it
Sleepers of Ephesus, see Ayât 18.9- falls heavy rain which leaves it (just)
18.22 and Note 2.5) a bare stone. They will be able to do
2.260. And (remember) when
nothing with the little they have
Ibrahim (Abraham) said: "My Lord!
earned. And Allah does not guide
Show me how You give life to the
dead:" He (Allah) said: "Do you not those who reject faith.
believe then?" He (Ibrahim) said: 2.265. And the likeness of those who
"Yes! But to satisfy my own spend what they own seeking to
understanding." He (Allah) said: please Allah and to strengthen their
"Take four birds; Tame them to turn souls, is that of a garden, high and
(fly) to you; (Slaughter them into fertile: Heavy rain falls on it but
pieces and) put a portion of them (the make it produce a double increase of
birds) on every hill, and (then) call to harvest, and if it does not receive
them they will come to you (flying) heavy rain, even light moisture will
with speed. Then know that Allah is be enough for it. And Allah All
Highest in Power, Wise." Seeing (Baseer) of all that you do.
2.261.. The parable of those who 2.266. Does anyone of you wish that
spend what they own in the way of he should have a garden with date-
Allah is that of a grain of corn: It palms and vine with streams flowing
grows seven ears, and each ear has a under, and (with) all kinds of fruit,
hundred grains. Allah gives increase while he is stricken with old age, and
many times over to whom He his children are not strong (enough to
pleases; And Allah is Enough look after themselves)- That it should
(Wasi’), All Knowing (Aleem). be caught in a whirlwind, with fire in
2.262. Those who spend what they there, and be burned up? Thus does
own in the cause of Allah, and do not Allah make clear to you (His) Signs;
follow up their gifts with reminders
That you may consider.
of their generosity, or with injury-
2.267. O you who believe! Give
For those their reward is with their
Lord: On them shall be no fear, and from the good things which you have
they shall not be in grieve. (honorably) earned, and of the fruits
2.263. Kind words and the of the earth which We have produced
overlooking of faults are better than for you, and do not even receive
charity followed by injury. Allah is anything bad (or dishonorable), in
order that you may give away a part
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of it; Something, when you in the land, searching (for work). The
yourselves would not receive it ones may without knowing think,
except with closed eyes. And know Because of their modesty that they
that Allah is Free of all wants are free from want. You shall know
(Ghani), and Worthy of all Praise them by their (constant) habit: They
(Hameed). do not beg openly from all and
2.268. The Satan causes you to fear everyone. And whatever good you
poverty and makes you act in a give, be sure Allah knows it well.
selfish way. Allah promises you His 2.274.. Those (who in charity) spend
forgiveness and (His) bounties. And of their goods by night and day, in
Allah is Enough (Wasi’), All secret and in public, have their
Knowing (Aleem). reward with their Lord: On them
2.269. He grants wisdom to whom shall there be no fear, and they shall
He pleases; And he to whom wisdom not grieve.
is granted, (he) receives abundant 2.275. Those who eat from (items
rewards; But none will grasp the including moneys that they receive
Message except men of as) interest, will not stand except as
understanding. stands one whom The Satan by his
2.270. And whatever you spend in touch has driven to madness. That is
charity or in love, be sure Allah because they say: "Trade is like
knows it all. But the wrongdoers usury," But Allah has permitted trade
have no helpers. and forbidden usury. Those who
2.271. You may mention the (acts of) after receiving the direction from
charity, however, it is better, if you their Lord, do not receive (usury),
do not talk about them, and make shall be forgiven for the past; Their
them reach those (who are really) in case is for Allah (to judge) but those
need: That is best for you; It will who repeat (receiving usury) are
remove from you some of your companions of the Fire: They will
(stains of) evil. And Allah is well live in there (for ever).
Informed (Khabeer) of what you do. 2.276. Allah will remove all blessing
2.272. It is not required for you (O from usury but will give increase for
Prophet!), to set them on the right deeds of charity: For He does not
path, but Allah sets on the right path love creatures that are ungrateful and
anyone He pleases. Whatever good wicked.
you give benefits your own souls, 2.277. Truly, those who believe and
and you shall only do so hoping for do righteous deeds and establish
the (Divine) Face of Allah. Whatever regular prayers and regular charity,
good you give, shall be brought back (they) will have their reward with
to you and you shall not be dealt their Lord: On them shall be no fear,
with unjustly. and they shall not grieve.
2.273. (Charity is) for those in need, 2.278.. O you who believe! Fear
those in Allah’s cause are restricted Allah and give up what remains of
(from travel), and cannot move about your demand for usury, if you are
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true believers. object to reduce to writing (your
2.279. If you do not do it, (then), contract) of the future period,
take notice of war from Allah and whether it be small or big: It is more
His Prophet (Muhammad): But if just in the sight of Allah, more
you turn back (in repentance), you suitable as evidence, and more
shall have your capital sums: Do not convenient to prevent doubts among
deal unjustly, and you shall not be yourselves. But if it be a transaction
dealt with unjustly. that you carry out on the spot among
2.280. And if the debtor is in yourselves, there is no blame on you
difficulty, give him time till it is easy if you do not reduce it to writing but
for him to repay. But if you forgive it take witnesses whenever you make a
(the debt) by the way of charity, that commercial contract; And let neither
is best for you, if you only knew. the writer nor the witness suffer
2.281. And fear the Day when you harm. If you do (such harm), it
shall be brought back to Allah then would be wickedness in you. So fear
shall every soul be paid for what it Allah; For it is Allah Who teaches
has earned, and none shall be dealt you. And Allah is All Knowing
with unjustly. (Aleem) of all things.
2.282. O you who believe! When 2.283. If you are on a journey, and
you deal with each other, in cannot find a scribe, a pledge with
transaction involving future possession (that may serve the
obligations in a fixed period of time, purpose) and if one of you deposits a
reduce them to writing. Let a scribe thing on trust with another, let the
(writer) write down faithfully as (a trustee (faithfully) discharge his
responsible person) between the trust, and let him fear his Lord. Do
parties: Let not the scribe refuse to not conceal testimony; For whoever
write: As Allah has taught him, so let conceals it- His heart is stained with
him write. Let him who incurs the sin. And Allah Knows well (Aleem)
liability dictate, (to the writer), but all that you do.
let him (who dictates) fear his Lord 2.284.. To Allah belongs all that is in
Allah and not reduce even a little of heavens and on earth. Whether you
what he owes. If the party (who is) show what is in your minds or hide
liable lacks mental capacity or (he is) it, Allah calls you to account for it.
weak, or unable himself to dictate, He forgives whom He wills, and
let his guardian dictate faithfully. punishes whom He wills. Because,
And get two witnesses out of your Allah is Able (Khadir) to do all
own men, and if two men are not things.
there then a man and two women, 2.285. The Messenger (Muhammad)
such as you choose for witnesses, so believes in what has revealed to him
that if one makes a mistake, the other from His Lord, as do the men of
can remind her. The witnesses faith. Each one (of them) believes in
should not refuse when they are Allah, His angels, His books, and His
called on (for evidence). Do not messengers. (They say:) "We make
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no distinction between one and Islam. Also some areas of Makkah were
another of His messengers." And considered sacred where no wars were
they say, "We hear, and we obey: allowed. In this verse 2.194, the
reference is to all the sacred months,
(We seek) Your forgiveness, our
places and areas. Also see verse 2.217.
Lord, and to You is the end of all Note 2.3. A three-day period after the
journeys." tenth. During these days the Pilgrims
2.286. On no soul does Allah place a stay in the Mina valley to celebrate the
burden greater than it can bear. It Praise of Allah and to say prayer. This
enjoys every good that it earns, and it was an ancient custom of the Arabs
suffers every ill it earns. (Pray:) "Our carried into Islam
Lord! Forgive us if we forget or Note 2.4. This is the reference to the
make mistakes (on our part.)" (Pray:) small wooden chest from the days of
"Our Lord! Place not on us a burden Musa and Haroon. In this chest the
like that which You placed on those security from the Lord or the Ten
before us; Our Lord! Place not on us Commandments engraved on the stone
were kept. It is to signify peace and
a burden greater than we have the
security that is associated with this chest
strength to bear. Wipe out our sins, and the Ten Commandments.
and grant us forgiveness. Have Note 2.5. The reference is to the three,
mercy on us. You are our Protector five or even seven youths who spent a
(Maulâ, Benefactor): Help us against long time in a forgotten cave near
those who stand against Faith." Ephesus. Also see 18.13 to 18.22 about
Sura 2 Notes the youths and their dog who woke up
Note 2.1. This is the reference to the after spending a long confinement in a
food (manna) and quail (a species of mountain cave. The story of (seven)
birds) miraculously sent for Musa and youths in the cave is also recognized in
his people as they were fleeing the the writings pertaining to the final
persecution and armies of Firon years of the Fall of the Roman Empire.
(Pharaoh). See Ayâh 20.80 for additional The youths are acknowledged as
reference to the special favor of Allah to Christian boys fleeing the persecution
the early Jewish people. by the Roman soldiers. The city of
Note 2.2. The month of Pilgrimage or Ephesus is believed to be o the west
Zul-Hajj was the sacred month when no coast of Asia Minor about fifty miles
wars were allowed. Later on the earlier from Smyrna. Some of the early
month or Zul-qad and the following writers suggest a time frame of 250
month or Muharram have also been (After Christ) when they went to sleep
considered sacred. Earlier the month of and woke up after some years.
Rajab was also a prohibited month. But **********
the enemies of Islam broke this custom
and fought with the early followers of
3.1.. Alif Lám Mim:
Sura 3. Al-'Imran, 3.2.. Allah! There is no god but He,-
(The family of Imran): (Medinah, The Living, the Self-Sustaining,
200 Verses) Eternal .
In the Name of Allah, the Most 3.3. It is He Who has sent down to
Gracious, the Most Merciful. you the Book (in stages) in truth,
confirming what went before it; And
28 Sura 3. Al-‘Imran
He has sent down the Torah (to Neither their possessions nor their
Moses) and the Bible (to Jesus). (many) offspring will be of any help
3.4. Before this (Quran, as the guide to them against Allah: They
to Mankind) He (Allah) sent down themselves only (become) fuel for
the basis (of judgment between right the Fire.
and wrong) then those who reject 3.11. (Their fate will be) no better
Faith in the Sign of Allah will suffer than that of the people of Firon
the severest penalty, and Allah is (Pharaoh), and the earlier people:
Supreme in Might (Al-Aziz), Lord of They denied Our Signs, and Allah
due Penalties (and Rewards). punished them for their sins. And
3.5. Surely, from Allah, nothing is Allah is strict in punishment.
hidden on earth or in heavens. 3.12. Say to those who reject Faith:
3.6. He it is Who shapes you in the "Soon will you be overcome and
wombs as He pleases; There is no gathered together into Hell- An evil
god but He, the Supreme in might bed indeed (to lie on)!
(Al-Aziz), the All Wise (Al-Hakeem). 3.13. "There has already been for
3.7.. He it is Who has sent down to you a Sign in the two armies that met
you the Book: In it are verses basic (in battle): One was fighting in the
or fundamental (of established clear Cause of Allah, and another resisting
meaning); They are the foundation of Allah; Whom they saw with their
the Book: Others are those that have own eyes as twice their number. But
abstractions. But those in whose Allah does support with His help
hearts is evil follow the part within it whom He pleases. Surely, in this is a
that is abstract seeking disharmony, warning for those who have eyes to
in searching for hidden meanings; see."
But no one knows its hidden 3.14.. Fair in the eyes of men is the
meanings except Allah: And those love of things they desire: Women
who are firmly grounded in and children; Piles of gold and silver,
knowledge say: "We believe in the heaped up; Horses branded (for their
Book: The whole of it is from our excellence); And (wealth of) cattle
Lord:" And none will grasp the and well-tilled land. Such are the
Message except men of possessions of this world’s life; But
understanding. in the closeness of Allah is the best
3.8. (They say:) "Our Lord! Do not of the goals (to return to).
let our hearts stray away now after 3.15. Say (to them): "Shall I give you
You have guided us, but grant us glad news of things far better than
mercy from Your Own Presence; that? For the righteous are Gardens
Truly, You are the Giver of endless with their Lord, with rivers flowing
bounties (Al-Wahhab). beneath: In there is their eternal
3.9. "Our Lord! You are He Who home; With Companions pure (and
will gather Mankind together on a holy); And the good pleasure of
Day (of Judgment) about which there Allah. For in Allah’s sight are (all)
is no doubt; Verily, Allah never fails His servants."-
in His Promise." 3.16. Those who say: "Our Lord! We
3.10.. Those who reject Faith- have indeed believed: So forgive us,
29 Sura 3. Al-‘Imran
for our sins, and save us from the portion of the Book? They are
punishment of the Fire;"- invited to the Book of Allah, to settle
3.17. Those who show patience, their disagreement, but a party of
firmness and self control; Who are them turned back and declined.
true (in word and deed); Who pray 3.24. This is because they say: "The
with sincerity (and obedience); Who Fire shall not touch us but for a few
spend (in the way of Allah): And numbered days:" For their (own) lies,
who pray for forgiveness in the early (they) deceive them(selves) about
hours of the morning. their own religion.
3.18. By the Witness of Allah; There 3.25. But how (will they do) when
is no god but He: (That is the witness We gather them together on a Day
of) His angels, and those gifted with (the Day of Judgment) about which
knowledge, standing firm on justice, there is no doubt, and each soul will
there is no god but He, the Almighty be paid in full just what it has earned,
(Al-Aziz), the All Wise (Al-Hakeem). without (favor or) injustice?
3.19. The (true) Religion with Allah 3.26.. Say: "O Allah! Lord of Power
is Islam (submission to His Will), the (and Order), You give power to
People of the Book did not differ, whom You please, and You take
except by the envy of each other, away power from whom You please:
after knowledge had come to them. You bless with honor whom You
But if any deny the Signs of Allah, please, and You bring down whom
Allah is quick in calling to account. You please: In Your hand is all
3.20. So if they disagree with you, Good. Surely, You are Able to do all
say: "I have submitted my whole self things (Khadir).
to Allah, and so have those who 3.27. "You cause the Night to enter
follow me." And say to the People of the Day, and You cause the Day
the Book and to those who have not come into the Night; You bring the
yet learned: "Do you (also) submit Living out from the Dead, and You
yourselves?" If they do, they are in bring the Dead out from the Living;
right guidance, but if they turn away, And You give means (to live)
your duty (O Prophet) is to convey without measure to whom You
the Message; And Allah is All please."
Seeing (Baseer), for all His servants. 3.28.. Let the believers not take for
3.21.. Verily, those who deny the friends or helpers unbelievers rather
Signs of Allah, and without (any than believers: If any do that, in
justice or) right kill prophets, and kill nothing will there be help from
those who teach just dealing with Allah: Except by way of precaution,
Mankind, tell them about a grievous that you may guard yourself from
penalty. them. But Allah cautions you
3.22. They are those whose works Himself; Because the final goal is to
will bear no fruit in this world and in Allah.
the Hereafter, nor will they have 3.29. Say: "Whether you hide what is
anyone to help. in your (breasts) hearts or say it
3.23. Have you not turned your sight openly, Allah knows it all: And, He
to those who have been given a knows what is in the heavens, a and
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what is in the earth. And Allah is Lord accept her: He made her grow
Able to do all things (Khadir). with good manners, purity and
3.30. On the Day when every soul beauty: To the care of Zakariyya
will be faced with all the good it has (Zachariah) was she assigned. Every
done, and all the evil it has done, it time he entered (her) chamber to see
will wish there were a large distance her he found her supplied with items
between it and its evil. But Allah of food. He said: "O Maryam
cautions you Himself. And Allah is (Mary)! From where does this
full of kindness (Ra'uf) for His (come) to you?" She said: "This is
servants from Allah: For Allah provides
3.31.. (O Prophet) say: "If you love sustenance to whom He pleases,
Allah, follow me: Allah will love without measure."
you and forgive you for your sins: 3.38.. Then did Zakariyya (Zachariah)
And Allah is Often Forgiving pray to his Lord, saying: "O my Lord!
(Ghafoor), Most Merciful Grant to me from You, a generation
(Raheem)." that is pure: (For) You are He Who
3.32. Say: "Obey Allah and His hears the (call and) prayer!" (see Note
Messenger (Muhammad):" But if 3.1)
they turn away, then Allah does not 3.39. The angels called to him while
love those who reject Faith. he was standing in prayer in the
3.33. Allah did choose Adam and chamber "Allah does give you the
Nuh (Noah), the family of Ibrahim good news of Yahya (Baptist John),
(Abraham), and the family of Imran verifying the truth of a Word from
above the (nations of) people- Allah, and (of one) noble, chaste, and
3.34. Offspring, one of the other: a prophet- From the noble company
And Allah is All Hearing (Sami’) of the righteous."
and All Knowing (Aleem). 3.40. He said: "O my Lord! How
3.35.. (Remember) when a woman of shall I have a son seeing I am very
Imran [the mother of Maryam old, and my wife is barren?", "Still",
(Mary) said: "O my Lord! I do was the answer, "Allah does
dedicate to You (Allah) what is in accomplish what He wills."
my womb for Your special services: 3.41. He said: "O my Lord! Give me
So accept this from me: Surely, You a Sign!"; "Your Sign," was the
are the All Hearing (As-Sami’), the answer, "Shall be that you shall
All Knowing (Al-Aleem)." speak to no man for three days
3.36. When she (the wife of Imran) except with signs (and gestures).
was delivered, she said: "O my Lord! Therefore celebrate the Praises of
I have delivered a female child- And your Lord again and again, and
Allah knew best what she brought glorify Him in the evening and in the
forth- And in no way is the male like morning."
the female. I have named her 3.42.. And (remember) when the
Maryam (Mary), and I bring her and angels said: "O Maryam (Mary)!
her offspring to Your protection from Allah has chosen you and purified
the Satan, the Rejected." you- Chosen you above the women
3.37. Rightly (and) kindly did her of all nations.
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3.43. "O Maryam (Mary)! Pray to And I declare to you what you eat,
your Lord sincerely: And prostrate and what you store in your houses.
yourself, and bow down (in prayer) Surely, in there is a Sign for you, if
with those who bow down." you only believe:
3.44. This is part of the news about 3.50. " ‘And (I have come to you),
the things unseen, which We reveal confirming Torah which was before
to you (O Prophet!) by revelation: me. And to make lawful to you part
You were not with them when they of what was (before) forbidden to
cast lots with arrows, (and when they you; And I have come to you with
decided), about which of them proof from your Lord, so fear Allah,
should take care of Maryam (Mary): and obey me.
Nor were you with them when they 3.51. " ‘It is Allah Who is my Lord
disagreed (about it). and your Lord; So worship Him
3.45. (Remember) when the angels Alone. This is the Straight Path.’ "
said: "O Maryam (Mary)! Verily, 3.52.. When Isa (Jesus) found
Allah gives you good news of a disbelief on their part, he said: "Who
Word from Him: Son of Maryam will be my helpers to (the work of)
(Mary), his name will be Messiah, Allah?" The disciples said: "We are
Isa (Christ, Jesus), held in honor in Allah’s helpers: We believe in Allah,
this world and the Hereafter and of and do you bear witness that we are
(the company of) those nearest (to Muslims.
Allah); 3.53. "Our Lord! We believe in what
3.46. "He shall speak to the people in you have revealed, and we follow the
childhood and in manhood, and he messenger (Isa); So write us down
shall be one of the righteous." with those who bear witness."
3.47. She said: "O my Lord! How 3.54. And (the unbelievers) plotted
shall I have a son when no man has and planned, and Allah also planned,
touched me?" He said: "Even so: and Allah is the best of planners.
Allah creates what He wills: When 3.55.. And (remember) when Allah
He has decreed a Plan, He only says said: "O Isa, (Jesus)! I will take you
to it, and raise you to Myself and clear
‘Be’. And it is! you (of the lies) of those who
3.48. "And Allah will teach him the blaspheme; And I will make those
Book and Wisdom, the Torah (the who follow you above those who
Torah) and Bible (the Gospel), reject faith, to the Day of Judgment:
3.49. "And (appoint him) a Then shall you all return to me, and I
messenger to the Children of Israel, will judge between you of the
(with the message): ‘I have come to matters in which you dispute.
you with a Sign from your Lord, in 3.56. "For those who reject faith and
that I make for you out of clay, (as it disbelieve, I will punish them with
were) the figure of a bird, and terrible pain in this world and in the
breathe into it, and by Allah’s leave: Hereafter, and they will not have
It becomes a bird; And I heal those anyone to help.
born blind, and the lepers, and I 3.57. "And for those who believe and
wake up the dead, by Allah’s leave: work righteousness, Allah will pay
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them their reward in full; But Allah no understanding?
does not love those who do wrong. 3.66. Surely! You are those who fell
3.58. "This is what We (repeatedly) into disagreements in matters about
recite to you about the Verses and which you had some knowledge! But
the Message of Wisdom." why do you dispute in matters about
3.59. Truly, before Allah, the which you have no knowledge? It is
similitude of Isa (Jesus) is like that of Allah Who knows and you who do
Adam; He (Allah) created him from not know!
dust, then said to him: "Be", and he 3.67. Ibrahim (Abraham) was neither
became. a Jew nor even a Christian; But he
3.60. This is Truth (that comes) from was true in Faith, and surrendered his
Allah Alone; So be not of those who will to Allah’s, (like a Muslim) and
doubt. He did not join gods with Allah.
3.61. If anyone disputes in this 3.68. Verily, without doubt among
matter with you now after (full) men, the nearest of kin to Ibrahim
knowledge has come to you, say: (Abraham), are those who follow
"Come! Let us gather together- Our him and) this prophet and those who
sons and your sons, our women and believe: And Allah is the Protector
your women, ourselves and (Wali) of those who have faith.
yourselves: Then let us earnestly 3.69. It is the wish of a party of the
pray, and invoke the curse of Allah People of the Book to lead you
on those who lie!" astray. But they shall lead astray only
3.62. Verily, this is the true account: themselves, and they do not
There is no god except Allah; And understand!
indeed Allah- (He is) Almighty (Al- 3.70. You People of the Book! Why
Aziz), the All Wise (Al-Hakeem). do you reject the Signs of Allah, to
3.63. But if they turn away, Allah which you are (yourselves) witness?
has full knowledge of those who do 3.71. You People of the Book! Why
mischief. do you cover truth with falsehood,
3.64.. Say: “O People of the Book! and hide the Truth, when you have
Come to agreement between us and knowledge?
you; That we worship none other 3.72.. And a party of the People of
than Allah; And that we do not place the Book say: "Believe in the
partners with Him; And that we do morning in what is revealed to the
not take from among ourselves, lords believers, and reject it at the end of
and patrons other than Allah”. If then the day; That by chance they may
they turn their back, you say: “Be it (themselves) turn back;
known (to you) and you bear witness 3.73. "And believe no one except the
that we are Muslims (surrendering to one who follows your religion." Say:
Allah’s Will)”. "The True guidance is the Guidance
3.65. You People of the Book! Why of Allah: (Be sure) that a revelation
do you dispute about Ibrahim may be sent to someone (else) like
(Abraham), when the Torah and that which was sent to you: Or that
Bible (the Gospel) were not those (receiving such revelation)
disclosed till after him? Do you have should argue with you before your
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Lord?" Say: "All bounties are in the On the contrary (he would say): "Be
hands of Allah: He grants them to you the worshippers of Him, Who is
whom He pleases: And Allah is truly the Cherisher of all: For you
Enough (Wasi’), All Knowing have been taught the Book and you
(Aleem)." have studied it truthfully."
3.74. For His Mercy, He specially 3.80. Nor, he would not instruct you
chooses whom He pleases; For Allah to take angels and prophets for lords
is the Bestower of greatest bounties. and patrons. What! Would he invite
3.75. And among the People of the you to disbelief after you have
Book are some who, if entrusted with surrendered your will (to Allah in
a large amounts of gold, will readily Islam).
pay it back; Others, who, if entrusted 3.81.. And (remember), Allah took
with a single silver coin, will not the (holy) promise from the prophets,
repay it unless you constantly stand saying: "I give you a Book and
demanding, because, they say, "There Wisdom; Then comes to you a
is no duty on us (to keep faith) with Prophet (Muhammad), confirming
these ignorant (pagans)." But they tell what is with you; Do you believe in
a lie against Allah, and they know it him and render him help." Allah
well. said: "Do you agree, and take this
3.76. Yes! Those who keep their true My Promise as binding on you?"
faith and act right- Surely, Allah They said: "We agree." He said:
loves those who act righteously. "Then bear witness, and I am with
3.77. Verily, those who sell their you among the witnesses."
faith for a small price, they owe to 3.82. If any turn away after this, they
Allah and their own true word; They are perverted transgressors.
shall have no portion in the 3.83. Do they search (for a religion)
Hereafter: And Allah will not (find it other than the Religion of Allah?
worthy to) speak to them nor to look When all creatures in the heavens
at them on the Day of Judgment, nor and on earth have willingly and
will He clean them (of sin): They unwillingly, surrendered to Him (and
shall have a painful Penalty. accepted Islam), and to Him shall
3.78. And surely, there is among they all be brought back.
them a section who change the Book 3.84. Say: "We believe in Allah, and
with their tongues (as they read): in what has been sent down to us and
You would think it is a part of the what was sent down to Ibrahim
Book, but it is not a part of the Book; (Abraham), Ismail (Ishmael), Isháq
And they say: "That is from Allah", (Isaac), Yàqoub (Jacob), and the
but it is not from Allah: It is they tribes, and in (the Books) given to
who tell a lie against Allah, and they Musa (Moses), Isa (Jesus), and the
know it well! prophets, from their Lord: We make
3.79. It is not (possible) that a man, no distinction between one and
to whom is given the Book, and another of them, and to Allah do we
Wisdom, and the position of a surrender our will (in Islam)."
prophet, can say to people; "Be you 3.85. If anyone desires a religion
my worshippers rather than Allah’s:" other than Islam (submission to
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Allah), it will never be accepted from before the Torah (to Musa) was
him; In the Hereafter, he will be with revealed. Say: "You bring the Torah,
those who have lost (all spiritual and read it, if you are men of truth,"
reward). 3.94. Then after that, if any (people)
3.86. How shall Allah guide those invent a lie, and say it is from Allah,
who reject Faith after they accepted they are indeed unjust wrongdoers.
it and stood witness that the Prophet 3.95. Say: "Allah speaks the Truth:
(Muhammad) was true and that Clear Follow the religion of Ibrahim
Signs had come to them (the (Abraham), the (one) truthful in
prophets)? But Allah does not guide faith; He was not of the pagans (or
those (unjust) people the idolaters)."
3.87. For such (people) the reward is 3.96.. Verily, the first House (of
that on them (rests) the curse of worship) appointed for men was that
Allah, of His angels, and of all (one) at Bakkah (Makkah): Full of
Mankind- blessing, and of guidance for all
3.88. In that they will dwell; Their beings;
penalty will not be lightened, relief 3.97. In it are clear Signs; The
will not be their (share)- Station of Ibrahim (Abraham);
3.89. Except for those who repent Whoever enters it attains security;
and after that, make changes (in their Pilgrimage to it is a duty that men
actions); Surely, Allah is Often owe to Allah- Those who can afford
Forgiving (Ghafoor), Most Merciful the journey; But if any deny faith,
(Raheem). Allah does not need help from any of
3.90. Verily, those who reject Faith His creatures.
after they accepted it, and then go on 3.98.. Say: "O People of the Book!
adding to their defiance of Faith- Why do you reject the Signs of
Their repentance will never be Allah, when Allah is Himself witness
accepted; Because they are those to all you do?"
who have (willfully) gone astray. 3.99. Say: "O you People of the
3.91. Verily, about those who reject Book! Why do you obstruct those
Faith, and die rejecting- Never would who believe, from the Path of Allah
be accepted from any such (persons) trying to make it crooked, when you
all the gold that the earth contains, were yourselves witness (to Allah’s
even though they should offer it Promise)? But Allah is not
(only) to ransom themselves. For unmindful of all that you do."
such (people) is a painful penalty, 3.100. O you who believe! If you
and they will find no helpers. listen to a group from the People of
3.92.. By no means shall you reach the Book, they would render you
righteousness unless you give dissidents after you have believed!
(freely) of that which you love; And 3.101. And how can you reject Faith
whatever you give, truly, Allah when the Signs of Allah are
knows it well. rehearsed to you and among you
3.93.. All food was lawful to the lives the Messenger (Muhammad)?
Children of Israel except what Israel Whoever holds firmly to Allah will
made unlawful to itself (its people), be shown the Straight Path.
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3.102.. O you who believe! Fear do all matters go back (for the final
Allah as He should be feared, and do decision).
not die except in a state of Islam 3.110.. You are the best of Peoples
(submission to Allah). ever, evolved from (Mankind and)
3.103. And hold fast, all of you for Mankind enjoining what is right,
together by the Rope which Allah preventing what is wrong, and
(stretches out for you), and do not be believing in Allah; And if only the
divided among yourselves (being People of the Book had faith, it
Muslims); And remember with would be best for them: Among them
thanks Allah’s favor on you; For you are some who have faith, but most of
were enemies and He joined your them are those who exceed the
hearts together in love, so that by His bound with evil in their minds.
Grace you became brethren; And you 3.111. They will not do you any
were on the brink to the Pit of Fire, serious harm, but a little trouble; If
and He saved you from it. Thus does they come out to fight you, they will
Allah make His Signs clear to you: turn back, and they shall not get any
That you may be guided. help.
3.104. Let there arise from among 3.112. Shame is thrown over them
you a group of people inviting to all (like a tent) wherever they are found,
that is good, bringing together what is except when (they are) under a
right, and forbidding what is wrong: promise (of protection) from Allah
They are the ones to reach ultimate and from men; They draw on
felicity. themselves anger from Allah and
3.105. Do not be like those who are upon them is thrown severe poverty.
divided among themselves and fall This is because they rejected the
into disputes after receiving clear Signs (verses) of Allah, and killed
Signs: For them is a dreadful the prophets without right; And
Penalty- because they rebelled and crossed the
3.106. On the Day when some faces bounds.
will be (bright with joy) white and 3.113. Not all of them are alike:
some faces will be (in gloom of) From the People of the Book are a
black: To those whose faces will be portion that stand up (for right);
black, (will be said): "Did you reject They read (and declare) the Signs
Faith after accepting it? Taste then (verses) of Allah all night long, and
the Penalty for rejecting Faith." they prostrate themselves in devotion
3.107. And those whose faces that (to Allah).
will be (bright with joy) white, - 3.114. They believe in Allah and the
They will be in (the light of) Allah’s Last Day; They join in what is right,
Mercy: To live in there (forever). and forbid what is wrong: And they
3.108.. These are the Signs of Allah: hasten (to carry on all the) good
We recite them to you in Truth: And works: They are in the ranks of the
Allah does not mean injustice to any righteous.
of His creatures. 3.115. From the good that they do,
3.109. To Allah belongs all that is in nothing will be rejected from them;
the heavens and on the earth: To Him For Allah knows well those that do
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right (and act righteously). 3.121.. And (remember) that
3.116. Surely, those who reject Faith- morning, when you left your
Neither their possessions nor their household (early) to leave the
(numerous) descendants will be of faithful (ones) at their stations for
any use against Allah: They will be battle (of Uhud): And Allah hears
companions of the Fire- Living in and knows all things:
there (forever). 3.122. Remember two of your parties
3.117. What they spend in the life took to cowardice; But Allah was
from this (material) world may be their protector, and in Allah should
compared to a wind that brings the Faithful keep their trust.
nipping frost: It strikes and destroys 3.123. And Allah had granted victory
the crops of men who have wronged to you at (the battle of) Badr, when
their own souls: It is not Allah who you were a tiny and weak (little)
has wronged them, but they force; Then fear Allah; Thus you
(continue to) wrong themselves. may show your thanks.
3.118.. O you who believe! Do not 3.124. (Remember) when you said to
take into your closeness those (who the Faithful: "Is it not enough for you
are) outside your (own) circles: They that your Lord should help you with
(those outside your own circles) will three thousand angels (specially) sent
not fail to spoil you. They only down?
desire your ruin: Hatred of ranks 3.125. "Yes- If you remain firm, and
(and people within your circles) has act right, even if the enemy should
already appeared from their mouths: rush here on you to corner (you),
What their hearts hide is far worse your Lord would help you with five
(than what they have said). Indeed, thousand angels making a terrific
We have made plain to you the fight back."
Signs, if you have understanding 3.126. Allah made it only a message
(and wisdom). of hope for you, and an assurance to
3.119. Oh! You are those who love your hearts: And there is no victory
them, but they do not love you- except from Allah, the Almighty (Al-
Though you believe in the whole of Aziz), the All Wise (Al-Hakeem):
the Book. When they meet you, they 3.127. That He may cut off a fraction
say: "We believe:" But when they are of the Unbelievers or expose them to
alone, they bite off the very tips of shame, and they should then be
their fingers in their rage at you. Say: turned back, frustrated from their
"Perish in your rage; Allah knows purpose.
well all the secrets of the hearts." 3.128. Not for you, (but for Allah), is
3.120. If a little bit of good comes to the decision: Whether He turns in
you, it saddens them; And if some mercy to them, or punishes them; For
misfortune comes to you, they they are indeed wrongdoers.
become happy at it. But if you are 3.129. And to Allah belongs all that
constant and do right, not the least is in heavens and all that is in the
harm will their cunning do to you; earth. He forgives whom He pleases,
Because Allah compasses around and punishes whom He pleases; And
about all that they do. Allah is Often Forgiving (Ghafoor),
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Most Merciful (Raheem). heart) and do not fall into sadness
3.130.. O you who believe! Do not and you must gain mastery, if you
take usury, doubled and multiplied; are true in Faith.
But fear Allah; That you may (really) 3.140. If a wound (pain and sorrow)
prosper. has touched you, be sure a similar
3.131. Fear the Fire, prepared for wound has touched others; And such
those who reject Faith: days (of varying fortunes) We give
3.132. And obey Allah and the to men by turns: That Allah may
Messenger (Muhammad) that you know those who believe, and that He
may obtain mercy. may take as martyrs (close to
3.133. Be quick in the race for Himself) from the people those who
forgiveness from your Lord, and for see and sacrifice (for the sake of
a Garden whose width is that (of the truth). And Allah loves not those
whole) of the heavens and of the who do wrong.
earth, prepared for the righteous and 3.141. And Allah’s object also is to
those firm in their faith.- purify those who are true in Faith
3.134. Those who spend (freely in and destroy those who reject Faith.
the cause of Allah), whether there is 3.142. Did you think that you would
plenty, or there is little; Who control enter Heaven without Allah’s testing
anger, and pardon (all) men:- Verily, those of you who fought hard and
Allah loves those who do good- remained committed (to His cause)?
3.135. And those who, after having 3.143. You did indeed wish for death
done something to be ashamed of, or before you met it: Now you have
(after having) wronged their own seen it (in battles) with your own two
souls, earnestly bring Allah to eyes, (and you draw back!)
conscience, and ask for forgiveness 3.144.. Muhammad is no more than a
for their sins- And who can forgive messenger: And many earlier
sins except Allah? And are never messengers passed away before him.
obstinate in persisting in (the wrong If he dies or (if he) is killed, then will
that) they have done, after they know; you turn back on your heels? (And
3.136. For such (people) the reward go back from Islam?) If any(one)
is forgiveness from their Lord, and did turn back on his heels, he will not
Gardens with rivers flowing do the least harm to Allah, but (on
underneath- An eternal home: How the other hand) Allah will swiftly
excellent a reward for those who reward those who (serve him) with
work (and strive)! gratitude.
3.137.. There were many Ways of
3.145. No soul can die except by
Life that have passed away before
Allah’s permission, the term (of life)
you: Travel through the earth, and
see what was the end of those who being fixed as in writing. If any do
rejected Truth. desire a reward in this life, We shall
3.138. Here is a plain statement to give it to him; And if any do desire a
men, a guidance and instruction to reward in the Hereafter, We shall
those who fear Allah! give it to him. And swiftly shall We
3.139. So do not become weak (lose reward those who (serve Us with)
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gratitude. some that desire the Hereafter. He
3.146. How many a prophet fought diverted you from your enemies in
(in Allah’s cause), and with him order to test you. Yet surely, He
(fought) large groups of men with forgave you: And Allah is full of
Belief? But if they met with disaster Grace to those who believe.
in Allah’s cause, they did not weaken 3.153. And (remember) when you
(in will) nor (did they) give in. And were climbing up the high ground,
Allah loves those who are firm and without even taking a side look at
strive patiently. anyone, and from behind, the
3.147. All that they said was: "Our Messenger (the Prophet) from the rear
Lord! Forgive us our sins and was calling you back. There did Allah
anything we may have done to fail in give you one sorrow after another as a
our duty: Establish our steps firmly, repayment to teach you (how) not to
and give us victory against those feel sad about (the things won in war)
who resist Faith." that you had not received; And for (the
3.148. And Allah gave them the ill) that had come upon you. For Allah
reward in this world, and the is All Aware (Khabeer) of all that you
excellent reward of the Hereafter. do.
And Allah loves those who do good 3.154. Then after the distress (and
(as the virtuous). unhappiness), He sent down calm on
a group of you overcome with sleep,
3.149.. O you who believe! If you
while another group became anxious
listen to the Unbelievers, they will
by their own feelings, moved by
drive you back on your heels, and
wrong suspicions of Allah-
you will turn back (from Faith) to Suspicions due to ignorance. They
your own loss (as the losers). said: "What affair is this of ours?"
3.150. No! (Instead, remember that You say (to them): "Indeed, this
indeed,) Allah is your Protector, and affair is wholly Allah’s." They hide
He is the best of helpers. in their minds what they dare not say
3.151. Soon shall We put fear (and to you. They say (to themselves): "If
anxiety) into the hearts of the we had anything to do with this
Unbelievers, because they joined affair, none of us should have been
companions with Allah in worship, in the slaughter here." Say: "Even if
for which He had sent no authority: you had remained in your homes, for
Their home will be the Fire: And the those whom death had to come,
home of the wrongdoers is evil! would certainly have gone forth to
3.152. And Allah did indeed fulfill the place of their death;" But (all of
His promise to you, when you, with this was) because Allah might test
His permission were about to destroy what is in your chests; And purify
your enemy- Until you hesitated and what is in your hearts. And Allah is
fell to disputing about the order, and All Knowing (Aleem) the secrets of
disobeyed it after He brought you in your breasts (hearts).
sight (of the things won over in the 3.155. Those of you who turned back
war) which you love. Among you are on the day the two armies met-, it
some who desire this world and was Satan who caused them to fail,
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because of some (evil) they had Judgment, he shall restore what he
done. But Allah has removed (their falsified; Then every soul shall
evil deed): For Allah is Often receive its due- Whatever it earned-
Forgiving (Ghafoor), Most And none shall be dealt with
Forbearing (Haleem). unjustly.
3.156.. O you who believe! Do not 3.162. Is the man who follows the
be like the Unbelievers, and who say good pleasure of Allah like the man
of their brothers, when they are who draws on himself the anger of
traveling through the earth or Allah, and whose home is in Hell?
engaged in fighting: "If they had And a woeful place (to live)!
stayed with us, they would not have 3.163. They are in varying grades in
died, or have been killed." (This is) the sight of Allah, and Allah is All
because Allah may make it a cause Seeing (Baseer) all that they do.
of sighs and regrets in their hearts. It 3.164. Indeed, Allah did grant a great
is Allah Who gives Life and Death, favor on the believers, when He sent
and Allah is All Seeing (Baseer) all among them a messenger from
that you do. among themselves, reciting to them
3.157. And if you are killed or die, in the Signs of Allah, and purifying
the cause of Allah, forgiveness and them, and instructing them, in (the
mercy from Allah are far better than Holy) Book and in Wisdom, while
all (the wealth) they can cumulate. before that, they had been in
3.158. And whether you die, or are manifest error.
killed indeed! It is before Allah that 3.165.. What! When a single
you are brought together. misfortune strikes you, although you
3.159.. It is (in part) by the mercy of have struck (your enemies) with one
Allah that you dealt gently with twice as great, you say? "From
them. If you were severe or harsh- where is this (come to us)?" Say (to
hearted, they would have broken them): "It is from yourselves: For
away from about you: So overlook Allah is Able (Khadir) to do all
(their faults by pardoning them), and things."
ask for (Allah’s) Forgiveness for 3.166. And, whatever (loss) you
them; And consult them in affairs (of suffered on the day (when) the two
moment). Then, when you have armies met, was with the permission
taken a decision, put your trust in of Allah, in order that He might test
Allah. For Allah loves those who put the believers-
their trust (in Him). 3.167. And that He may test the
3.160. If Allah helps you, none can hypocrites also, they were told:
overcome you; And if He forsakes "Come, fight in the cause of Allah,
you, who is there after Him who can or (at least) drive (the enemy from
help you, (after that)? In Allah, then, the city) and defend yourselves."
let believers put their trust. They said: "If we had known how to
3.161.. It is not for a prophet to be fight, we should certainly have
(ever) false to his trust in the matters followed you." On that day they
of the booty (of the war). If any were nearer to disbelief than to Faith,
person is so false, on the Day of saying with their lips what was not in
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their hearts. And Allah has full And Allah is the Owner of the
knowledge of all they hide (in their greatest bounty.
hearts). 3.175.. It is only the Satan who
3.168. (They are) the ones who said, suggests to you the fear of his own
(about the killed men) while they friends (and limitations): You do not
themselves sat (at ease): "If only they be afraid of them, but fear Me, if you
had listened to us, they would not have Faith.
have been killed." Say: "Hold back 3.176. And let not those (people)
death from your own selves, if you who rush into unbelief, make you
speak the truth." sad: Not the least harm will they do
3.169.. Think not of those who are to Allah: Allah’s Plan is that He will
killed in Allah’s cause as dead. No! give them no portion in the
They live by finding their means (to Hereafter, except a severe
live) in the Presence of their Lord; punishment.
3.170. They are happy in the many 3.177. Truly, those who purchase
gifts given (to them) by Allah: And unbelief at the price of faith- Not the
with regard to those left behind, who least harm will they do to Allah. But
have not yet joined them (in their they will have a grievous
peace and happiness), the (true punishment.
believers) are happy because on them 3.178. And let not the Unbelievers
is no fear, nor have they (cause to) be
think that Our delay (in punishment)
to them is good for themselves: We
3.171. They are happy in the Grace
grant them the delay that they may
and the plenty of good things from
grow in their injustice, but they will
Allah, and in the fact that Allah does
have a shameful punishment.
not cause the reward of the faithful to
3.179.. Allah will not leave the
be lost (in the least).
believers in the state that which you
3.172.. Of those who answered to
are now, until He separates what is
(the call of) Allah and the Messenger
evil from what is good. Nor will
(the Prophet), even after being
Allah disclose to you the secrets of
wounded, those who do right and
the Unseen. But Allah chooses as His
refrain from wrong have a great
messengers (for the purpose of
revealing) whom He pleases. So
3.173. Men told them: "A great army
believe in Allah and His messengers:
is gathering against you:" And
And if you believe and be pious to
frightened them: But it (only)
Allah, you have a great reward
increased their Faith: And they said:
(without measure).
"For us Allah is enough, and He is
3.180. And let not those who
the Best One to take care of affairs
greedily hold back the gifts which
Allah has given to them from His
3.174. And they returned with grace
Grace, think that it is good for them
and plenty from Allah: No harm
(to hold back): No, it will be worse
even touched them: Because they
for them: Soon shall the things which
followed the good pleasure of Allah:
they greedily withheld will be tied to
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their necks like a twisted collar, on 3.186. You shall certainly be tried
the Day of Judgment. And to Allah and tested in your possessions and in
belongs the heritage of the heavens your personal selves; And you shall
and the earth; And Allah is well- certainly hear much that will cause
Acquainted (Khabeer) with all that pain for you, from those who
you do. received the Book before you and
3.181.. Truly, Allah has heard the from those who worship many gods.
(unkind) remarks of those who say: But if you work hard (persistently
"Truly, Allah is poor (in need) and and) patiently, and guard against
we are rich!"- We shall certainly evil- Then that will be a determining
record their word and (their act) of factor in all affairs.
killing the prophets by defying of 3.187. And (remember) Allah took
right, and We shall say: "You taste holy Promise from the People of the
the Penalty of the burning Fire! Book, to make it known and clear to
3.182. "This is because of the (evil Mankind, and not to hide it; But they
deeds) which your hands sent on threw it away behind their backs, and
before you: For Allah never harms purchased with it some miserable
those who serve Him." gain! And false was the bargain that
3.183. They (also) said: "Allah took they made (by it)!
our promise not to believe in a 3.188. Think not that those (people)
messenger (of Allah) unless he who take (extreme) joy in what they
showed us a sacrifice (as a sign) have brought about, and love to be
consumed by fire (from heaven)." praised for what they have not done-
Say: "There came to you messengers Think not that they can escape the
before me, with Clear Signs and Penalty for them (such people) is a
(also with) even with what you ask Penalty painful indeed.
for, why did you then kill them, if 3.189. And to Allah belongs the
you speak the truth?" dominion of the heavens and the
3.184. Then if they reject you (O earth; And Allah has power over all
Prophet), other messengers were things.
rejected before you, who came with 3.190.. Truly, in the creation of the
clear Signs, Books of Scripture (and heavens and the earth, and in the
dark prophecies), and the Book of alternation of the night and the day-
Enlightenment. There are indeed Signs for men of
3.185.. Every soul shall have a taste understanding,
of death: And only on the Day of 3.191. Men who remember
Judgment shall you be paid your full (celebrate) the Praises of Allah,
due wages (for what you have standing, sitting and lying down on
earned). Only he who is saved far their sides and contemplate the
from the Fire and admitted to the (wonders of) creation in the heaven
Garden will have attained the object and the earth, (with the prayer): "Our
(of life): Because the life of this Lord! Not for nothing have You
world is only goods and passing created (all) this! Glory to You! Give
objects (based upon) deception. us relief from the Penalty of the Fire.
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3.192. "Our Lord! Any whom You 3.198. On the other hand, for those
do admit to the Fire, truly You cover who fear their Lord, are Gardens,
(them) with shame, and never will with rivers flowing beneath; In there
wrongdoers find any helpers! are they to live (for ever)- A gift
3.193. "Our Lord! We have heard the from Allah; And that which is with
call of the one calling (us) to Faith; Allah is the best (of happiness) for
‘Believe you in the Lord’, and we the righteous.
have believed. Our Lord! Forgive us 3.199. And there are, certainly,
our sins, remove from us (the stains among the People of the Book, those
of) our evil deeds (which we may who believe in Allah, in what has
have done), and take to Yourself as been revealed to you, and in what
we die, our souls in the company of has been revealed to them, bowing in
the righteous. humility (love and obedience) to
3.194. "Our Lord! Grant us what Allah: They will not sell the Verses
You did promise to us through Your of Allah for a low price (miserable
messengers, and save us from shame gain)! For them is a reward with their
on the Day of Judgment: Because Lord, surely, Allah is swift in
You never break Your promise.” account.
3.195. And their Lord has accepted 3.200. O you who believe! Endure
from them, (and answered them:) and be more patient (struggle on with
"Never will I cause the work of any patience and constancy;) complete in
of you to be lost, whether male or such struggles; - Strengthen each
female: You are (members), one of other; And fear Allah; That you may
another: Those who have left their prosper.
homes, and been driven out from Sura 3 Note
there, and suffered harm in My Note 3.1: It is implied that Zakariyya
Cause, and fought and been slain- (Zachariah) being much older had
Truly, I will remove from them their considered adoption: Perhaps of
(stains of) injustices, and admit them Maryam (Mary), herself. In any case,
into Gardens with rivers flowing his prayers were answered (see 19.7)
beneath- A reward from the Presence and he was blessed with a son Yahya
of Allah, and from Allah is the best (John, the Baptist) late in his life.
of rewards.” Allah bestowed high honors on
3.196.. Let not the idle talk of the Yahya (Baptist John) and is
Unbelievers through the land deceive considered in high esteem with other
you: messengers (Zakariyya, Isa, and
3.197. Little is it for enjoyment: Ilyas) of Allah. (see 6.85).
Their final home is Hell: What an
evil bed (to lie on)!
Sura 4. An-Nisa', Gracious, the Most Merciful.
(The women): (Medinah, 176 4.1.. O Mankind! Fear (and respect)
Verses) your (Guardian) Lord, Who created
In the Name of Allah, the Most you, from a single person (Adam),
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and from him, He (Allah) created his guardian is well-off, let him not
mate of similar nature, and from both receive payment, but if he is poor, let
(the two of them) spread (like seeds) him have for himself what is just and
countless men and women- And fear reasonable. And when you release
Allah, through Whom you demand their property to them, take witnesses
your mutual (rights), and revere (and in their presence: And Allah is All
respect) the wombs (that bore you): Sufficient in taking account (Hasib).
For Allah always watches over you. 4.7.. There is a share for men and a
4.2.. To orphans give back their share for women, from what is left
property (when they reach their age); by parents and those nearest related;
Do not substitute (your) worthless Whether the property be small or
things for (their) good ones; And do large- A determined share.
not consume their sustenance (by 4.8. But if at the time of division
mixing it up) with your own. other relatives, or orphans, or poor,
Because this is truly a great sin. are present, feed them out of the
4.3.. If you fear that you shall not be (property) and speak to them words
able to act justly with the orphan of kindness and justice.
(girls), then marry (other) women of 4.9. Let those (disposing of an estate)
your choice, two, or three, or four; have the same fear in their minds as
But if you fear that you will not be they would have for their own if they
able to deal justly (with them), then had left a helpless family behind: So
marry one, or (a captive) that your let them fear Allah, and speak words
right hands possess. That will be of appropriate (comfort).
more suitable, to prevent you from 4.10. Verily, those who unjustly eat
doing injustice. up the property of orphans, they eat
4.4. And give the women (in up only fire into their own bodies:
marriage) their dowry as a free gift; And they will soon be enduring a
But if they, with their own good blazing Fire!
pleasure, give back any part of it to 4.11.. Allah commands you
you, take it and enjoy it with right regarding (the inheritance for) your
good cheer. children: To the male, a portion
4.5.. Do not give away the property, equal to that of two females: If only
which Allah has made as a means of daughters, two or more, their share is
support for (all of) you, to those two-thirds of the inheritance; If only
weak of understanding (and the one, her share is a half... For parents,
unwise), but feed and clothe them a sixth share of the inheritance to
with it, and speak to them words of each, if the deceased left children; If
kindness and justice. no children, and the parents are the
4.6.. Test (make a trial of) the (only) heirs, the mother has a third;
orphans until they reach the age of If the deceased left brothers (or
marriage; If then you find them of sisters), the mother has a sixth. (The
sound judgment, release their distributions in all cases is) after the
property to them; But do not payment of legacies or debts. You
consume it wastefully nor in haste, know not, which of them, whether
before their growing up. If the your parents or your children are
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nearest to you in benefit. These are way for them.
portions settled by Allah; And Allah 4.16. And the two persons among
is ever All Knowing (Aleem), All you are guilty of lewdness, punish
Wise (Hakeem). them both; And if they repent and
4.12.. In that which your wives improve, leave them alone; Surely,
leave, your share is a half, if they Allah Forgives and Accepts
leave no child; But if they leave a repentance (Tawwab), Most Merciful
child, you get a fourth of what they (Raheem).
leave; After payment of legacies or 4.17. Allah accepts only the
debts. In that which you leave, their repentance of those who do evil in
share is a fourth, if you leave no ignorance and (their) foolishness and
child; If you leave a child, they get repent soon afterwards; To them will
an eighth; After payment of legacies Allah turn in mercy: For Allah is full
and debts. of knowledge and wisdom.
..If the man or woman whose 4.18. And the repentance of those
inheritance is in question, has left who continue to do evil deeds is of
neither parents nor children, but has no effect, until death faces one of
left a brother or a sister, each one of them, and he says, "Now have I
the two gets a sixth; But if more than repented indeed," nor of those who
two, they share in a third; After die rejecting Faith: For them We
payments of legacies or debts; So that have prepared a punishment most
no loss is caused (to anyone). It is thus painful.
ordained by Allah; And Allah is 4.19.. O you who believe! You are
Always All Knowing (Aleem), Most forbidden to inherit women against
Forbearing (Haleem). their will nor should you treat them
4.13.. Those are limits set by Allah: with harshness, that you may take
Whosoever obey Allah and His away part of the dowry you have
Messenger (Muhammad) will be given to them- Except where they
admitted to Gardens with rivers have been guilty of open illicit
flowing beneath, to live in there (for sexual deeds (lustfulness); On the
ever) and that will be the Supreme contrary live with them on a basis of
achievement. kindness and justice. If you take a
4.14. And whosoever disobeys Allah dislike to them it may be that you
and His Messenger (Muhammad) dislike a thing, and Allah brings
and exceed His limits, he will be about through it a great deal of good.
admitted to a Fire, to live in there: 4.20. But if you decide to take one
And they shall have a humiliating wife in place of another, even if you
punishment. had given the latter a whole treasure
4.15.. And if any of your women are for dowry, do not take back the least
guilty of being illicit in (sexual) bit of it: Would you take it by
conduct, take the evidence of four slander and a clear wrong?
witnesses from your (own) people 4.21.. And how could you take it
against them; And if they testify, (back) when you have gone in unto
confine them to the house until they each other, and they have taken from
die or Allah decides some (other) you a holy promise?
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4.22.. And marry not women whom believing women, they may wed
your fathers married- Except what is believing (captive or slave) girls
past: It was shameful and offensive- from among those whom your right
A very unpleasant custom indeed. hand possess: And Allah has full
4.23.. Prohibited to you (for knowledge about your Faith; You
marriage) are- being one (individual different) from
Your mothers, your daughters, your another. In every case, you are to
sisters; wed them with the permission of
Your father’s sisters, your mother’s their owners (guardians), and give
sisters; them their dowries, according to
Your brother’s daughters, your what is reasonable: They should be
sister’s daughters; chaste, not lustful (nor sinful), nor
Your foster mothers (who breast fed taking (illicit) partners; And when
you), your foster sisters; Mothers of they are taken in wedlock, if they fall
your wives; into shame, their punishment is half
Your stepdaughters under your that of free women. This
guardianship, born of your wives (permission) is for those among you
unto whom you have gone in- who fear sin; But it is better for you
(Those who have been) wives of that you practice self-control. And
your sons whom you have fathered; Allah is Often Forgiving (Ghafoor),
And two sisters in wedlock at one Most Merciful (Raheem).
and the same time, 4.26.. Allah does wish to make clear
Except for what is past; Verily, Allah to you and to show you the faults
is ever Often Forgiving (Ghafoor), (ways) of those before you; And (He
Most Merciful (Raheem); does wish to) turn to you (in Mercy):
4.24. Also (prohibited are) women And Allah is All Knowing (Aleem),
already married, except those whom All Wise (Hakeem).
your right hand possess (as captives 4.27. Allah does wish to turn to you
in the wars); Allah has thus set limits but the wish of those who follow
(prohibitions) against you: Except their lusts is that you should turn
for these, all others are lawful, away (from Him)- Far, far away.
provided you seek (them in 4.28. Allah does wish to lighten your
marriage) with gifts from your (difficulties): And man was created
property desiring chastity, not lust weak.
(nor illicit sexual conduct) seeing 4.29. O you who believe! Do not eat
that you derive benefit from them, up your property among yourselves
give them their dowry (at least) as in (worthless) deception: But let
prescribed; But if, after a dowry is there be among you exchange and
decided, both of you agree (to trade by mutual good-will: And do
change it), then there is no blame on not kill (or destroy) from yourselves:
you, and Allah is Always All Surely, to you Allah has been Most
Knowing (Aleem), All Wise Merciful (Raheem)!
(Hakeem). 4.30. And if any does that in hate and
4.25. If any of you do not have the injustice- Soon shall We throw him
means with which to wed free into the Fire: And it is easy for Allah
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(to do). and the other from her's (her family);
4.31. If you (only) avoid the most If they wish for peace, Allah will
(excessively) evil of the things that cause their reconciliation: Verily,
you are forbidden to do, We shall Allah is All Knowing (Aleem), and is
expel out of you all the evil in you, Well Acquainted (Khabeer) with all
and admit you to a Gate of Great things.
Honor (the Paradise). 4.36.. Serve Allah, and do not join
4.32. And it is not wise to seek out any partners with Him; And do
those things in which Allah has good- To parents, (relatives) kinfolk,
bestowed His gifts more freely on orphans, those in need, neighbors
some of you than on others: To men who are near to you in kin, neighbors
is reward for what they earn, to who are strangers, the companion by
women (also) is reward for what they your side, the way-farer (you meet),
earn: And ask Allah of His bounty. and what your right hand possess:
Surely, Allah is All Knowing For Allah does not love the arrogant,
(Aleem) of all things. the boasters-
4.33. To (benefit) everyone, We have 4.37. (Nor) those who are miserly
appointed sharers and heirs to (and stingy) or invoke stinginess on
property left by parents and relatives. others, and hide the bounties which
To those also, to whom your right Allah has bestowed on them; And
hand pledged, give their due portion. We have prepared, for those who
Truly Allah is Total Witness resist Faith, a punishment that pushes
(Shaheed) to all things. them in contempt-
4.34.. Men are the protectors and 4.38. Nor those who spend of their
maintainers of women, because substance, to be seen of men, but have
Allah has given the one more no faith in Allah and the Last Day: If
(strength) than the other, and because any take the Satan for their close
they support them from their means. friend, what a dreadful friend he is!
Therefore the righteous women are 4.39. And what is the burden on
devoutly obedient, and guard in (the them if they had Faith in Allah and
husbands) absence what Allah would in the Last Day, and they spend out
have them guard. As to those women of what Allah has given to them for
on whose part you fear disloyalty living? For Allah is All Knowing
and ill-conduct, caution (and warn) (Aleem) of them.
them (against the specific faults, at 4.40. Surely, Allah is never unjust in
first), refuse to share their beds the least degree: If there is any good
(next), beat them (lightly, at the very (done), He doubles it, and gives from
last); But if they return to obedience, His own Presence a great reward.
seek not against them means (of 4.41. What if We brought from each
angering them): Truly, Allah is Most people a witness, and We brought
High (Ali’i), Most Great (Kabir). you (O Muhammad) as a witness
4.35. If you fear a break up between against these people!
the two of them, appoint (two) 4.42. On that Day, those who reject
individuals (to settle their Faith and disobey the messenger
differences), one from his family, (Muhammad) will wish that they
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were buried in the earth: But never (already) with you, before We
will they hide a single fact from change the faces and fame of some
Allah! (of you) beyond all recognition, and
4.43.. O you who believe! Do not turn them backwards, or curse them
approach prayers (in a murky mind) as We cursed the Sabbath-breakers,
intoxicated, until you can understand for the decision of Allah must be
all that you say- Nor in a state of carried out.
ceremonial impurity except when 4.48. Indeed, Allah forgives not that
traveling on the road, until after partners should be set up with Him;
washing your whole body; And if But He forgives anything else, to
you are ill, or on a journey, or one of whom He pleases; And he who sets
you comes from offices of nature, or up ‘partners’ with Allah has devised
you have been in contact with a sin most wicked.
women, and you find no water, then 4.49.. Have you not taken a look at
take for yourselves clean sand or those who claim holiness for
earth and rub with it your faces and themselves? No! But Allah gives
hands. Truly, Allah is Ever- holiness (and purity) to whom He
Pardoning (’Afuw) and All Forgiving pleases. And they will not fail to
(Ghafoor, again and again). receive justice in the least little thing.
4.44.. Have you not taken a look at 4.50. Look! How they invent a lie
those who were given a portion of against Allah! But that by itself is
the Book? They deal in error, and clearly a sin!
wish that you should lose the right 4.51.. Have you not taken a look at
path. those who were given a portion of
4.45. And Allah has full knowledge the Book? They believe in magic and
of your enemies: Allah is enough for evil, and say to the disbelievers that
a Protector (Wali) and Allah is they are better guided in the (right)
enough for a Helper (Nas’ir). way than the believers!
4.46. Among the Jews there are some 4.52. They are those whom Allah has
who displace words from (their) right cursed: And he whom Allah has
places, and say: "We hear your word cursed, you will not find, any helper
and we disobey;" And "Hear what is for him.
not heard;" And (spoken as) Rá'ina; 4.53. Or have they a share in
With a twist of their tongues dominion (or power)? Look! They do
(meaning; ‘the bad one’), and a not give anything of value to their
slander to Faith. If only they had fellow men?
said: "We hear and we obey;" And 4.54. Or do they envy Mankind for
"Do make us understand (spoken as what Allah has given them of His
Unzurna):" It would have been better bounty? Then We had already given
for them, and more proper: But Allah to the family of Ibrahim (Abraham)
has cursed them for their disbelief; the Book and Wisdom, and conferred
And only a few of them will believe. upon them a great kingdom.
4.47.. O you People of the Book! 4.55. Some of them believed in it,
Believe in what We have (now) and some of them turned their faces
revealed, reassuring what was from it: And enough is Hell for
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burning them. and to the Messenger (Muhammad):"
4.56. Surely, those who reject Our You see the hypocrites turn their
Signs, We shall soon throw (them) faces from you in disgust.
into the Fire: As often as their skins 4.62. How then, when they are seized
are roasted through, We shall change by misfortune, because of the deeds
them for fresh skins, that they may which are the acts of their own
taste the Penalty: Truly, Allah is hands? Then they come to you,
Almighty (Aziz), All Wise (Hakeem). swearing by Allah: "We only meant
4.57. But those who believe and act good-will and conciliation!"
righteously, We shall soon admit to 4.63. Those men- (the hypocrites) are
Gardens, with rivers flowing the ones whom Allah knows what is
beneath- Their eternal home: In there in their hearts; So keep away from
shall they have pure and holy them, but warn them, and speak to
companions: We shall admit them to them a word that reaches their very
shades, cool and ever deepening. souls.
4.58.. Allah commands you to fulfill 4.64. We did not send a messenger,
your trusts to those to whom they but only to be obeyed, in accordance
(your trusts) are due; And when you with the Will of Allah. If they had
judge between man and man, that only come to you when they were
you judge with justice. Surely how unjust to themselves, and asked for
excellent is the teaching that He Allah’s forgiveness, and the
(Allah) gives you! Surely, Allah is messenger had asked for forgiveness
All Hearing (Sami’), All Seeing for them, (then) they would have
(Baseer). found Allah is Forgiving and accepts
4.59. O you who believe! Obey Allah,
repentance (Tawwab), Most Merciful
and obey the Messenger (Muhammad),
and those charged with authority
among you. If you differ about 4.65. But no! By your Lord, they can
anything within yourselves, refer it to have no (real) Faith, unless they
Allah and His Prophet (Muhammad), if make you judge in all disputes
you believe in Allah and the Last Day: between them, and find no objections
That is best and most suitable for final in their souls against your decisions,
determination. but accept them with the fullest
4.60.. Have you not seen those conviction.
(hypocrites) who declare that they 4.66. And if We had ordered (them)
believe in the Revelations that have to sacrifice their lives or to leave
come to you and to those before you? their homes, very few of them would
Their (real) wish is to resort together have done it: But if they had done
for judgment (in their disputes) to the what they were (actually) told, it
false judges (and the Satan), though would have been the best for them,
they were ordered to reject them (and and would have gone farthest to
him). But Satan's wish is to lead strengthen their (Faith);
them far astray (from the right). 4.67. And indeed, We would then
4.61. And when it is said to them: have given them from Our Presence
"Come to what Allah has revealed, a great reward;
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4.68. And indeed, We would have us one who will help!
shown them the Straight Path. 4.76. Those who believe, fight in the
4.69.. All who obey Allah and the cause of Allah and those who reject
Messenger (Muhammad) are in the Faith (and) fight in the cause of Evil:
company of those on whom is the So you fight against the friends of
Grace of Allah- Of the prophets Satan: Weak indeed is the cunning of
(who teach), of the Sincere (who are Satan.
true) of the Martyrs (who are killed 4.77.. Have you not looked at those
in Allah’s cause), and of the who were told to hold back their
Righteous (who do good): Oh! What hands (from fight) but establish
a beautiful Companionship! regular prayers and spend in regular
4.70. Thus is the Bounty from Allah: Charity? When (at last) the order to
And it is sufficient that Allah knows fight was issued to them, look! A
all. section of them feared men as- Or
4.71.. O you who believe! Take your even more than- They would have
precautions, and either go forward in feared Allah: They said: "Our Lord!
parties or go forward all together. Why have You ordered us to fight?
4.72. There are certainly among you Would You not grant us the delay (of
men, he who would fall behind: If a death) to our (natural) term, near
misfortune befalls you, he says: (enough)?"- Say: "Short is the
"Allah did favor me because I was enjoyment of this world: The
not present with them." Hereafter is the best for those who do
4.73. But if good fortune comes to right: Never will you be dealt with
you from Allah, he would be sure to unjustly in the very least!
say- As if there were no affection 4.78. "Wherever you are, death will
between you and him- "Oh! I wish I find you out, even if you are in
had been with them; A fine thing towers built up strong and high!"
should I then have made of it!" ..If some good happens to them, they
4.74.. Let those (people) fight in the say, "This is from Allah;" But if evil
cause of Allah, (those) who sell the (happens, to them), they say, "This is
life of this world for the Hereafter. from you (O Prophet)." Say: "All
To him who fights in the cause of things are from Allah." But what has
Allah- Whether he is slain or gets come to these people, that they do
victory- Soon We shall give him a not understand a single word?
reward that is Great. 4.79. Whatever good, (O man!)
4.75. And what is wrong with you happens to you, is from Allah; But
(believers) not to fight in the cause of whatever evil happens to you, it is
Allah, those (believers) who, are from your (own) soul. And We have
weak, the ill-treated (and oppressed)? sent to you a messenger to (instruct)
Men, women, and children, the cry Mankind, and Allah is enough for a
is: "Our Lord! Rescue us from this witness.
town, whose people are oppressors; 4.80. He who obeys the Messenger
And from You give us a guardian (Muhammad), obeys Allah: But if
who will protect; And from You give any turn away, We have not sent you
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(O Prophet) to watch over their (evil account of all things.
deeds). 4.87. Allah! There is no god but He, (
4.81. They have "Obedience" on and no one deserves to be worshipped
their lips; But when they leave you, except Him:) Surely, He will gather
some of them think all night about you together in the Day of Judgment
things quite different from what you about which there is no doubt. And
tell them. But Allah records their whose word can be truer than Allah’s?
nightly (plots): So keep away from 4.88.. Why should you (O believers),
them, and put your trust in Allah, and be divided into two parties about the
enough is Allah as a Disposer liars (and pretenders)? Allah has
(Wakil) of affairs. defeated them for their (evil) deeds.
4.82. Do they not consider the Quran Would you guide those whom Allah
(with care)? If it was from (any) has thrown out of the (Straight)
other than Allah, they would surely Way? For he whom Allah has
have found in there lot of thrown out of the Way, you shall
discrepancy (and contradictions). never find the Way for him.
4.83. When there comes to them 4.89. They only wish that you should
some matter about (public) safety or reject Faith, as they do, and therefore
fear, they make it be known. If they become like them: But do not take
had only referred it to the Messenger friends from their groups until they
(Muhammad), or to those charged flee, to the way of Allah (away from
with authority among them, the what is forbidden). But if they
proper investigators would have become those who deny (Faith),
verified it (directly) from them. If it catch them (by force) and kill them
were not for the grace and mercy of wherever you find them; And do not
Allah to you, all but a few of you take friends or helpers from their
would have fallen into the (evil) groups-
hands of Satan. 4.90. Except those who join a group
4.84.. Then fight in Allah’s cause- that has an understanding (of peace)
You are held responsible only for with you, or those who approach you
yourself- And stir up the believers with their hearts not willing to fight
(to fight with you). It may be that you and also not willing to fight their
Allah will hold back the fury of the own people. If Allah had pleased, He
unbelievers; And Allah is the could have given them power over
Strongest in might and punishment. you, and they would have fought you
4.85. Whoever supports and helps a therefore if they withdraw from you,
good cause, will have a reward for it: but fight you not, and (they also)
And whoever supports and helps an send you (assurances of) peace, then
evil cause, shares in its burden: And Allah has opened no way for you (to
Allah has power over all things. war against them).
4.86.. When a (courteous) greeting is 4.91. Others you will find, they wish
offered you, follow it with an even to gain your confidence as well as
more courteous greeting, or (at least) that of their people: Every time they
of equal courtesy. Allah takes careful are sent back, they give in (and
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yield) to temptation: If they do not plenty of profits and spoils. Even
pull back from you and do not give though, you were yourselves (like
you (assurances) of peace besides this) before, till Allah conferred on
withholding their hands (from fight), you His favors: Therefore carefully
catch them (by force) and kill them find out everything (and detail).
wherever you find them: In their Verily, Allah is All Aware (Khabeer)
favor, We have provided you with a of all that you do.
clear argument against them. 4.95.. Believers who sit (at home),
4.92.. And a believer should never except the disabled; And receive no
kill a believer; But (if it so happens) hurt (of fight), are not equal to those
by mistake, (compensation is due): If who struggle and fight in the cause
one kills a believer (by mistake) it is of Allah with their goods and their
necessary that he (the killer) should person. Allah has granted a position
free a believing slave, and pay higher to those who struggle and
compensation (known as blood- fight with their goods and persons
money known as Diya) to the dead than to those who sit (at home). To
persons family, unless they remit it each Allah has promised good
freely. If the dead person belonged to (reward): But Allah has given a
a people at war with you, and he was (special) position to those who
a believer, the freeing of a believing struggle and fight above those who
slave (is enough). If he belonged to a sit (at home) with a great reward-
people with whom you had a treaty 4.96. Positions specially given by
of mutual understanding, then the Him- (And also) Forgiveness and
compensation (or Diya) should be Mercy. And Allah is Often Forgiving
paid to his family, and a believing (Ghafoor), Most Merciful (Raheem).
slave be freed. For those who find 4.97.. Verily, as for those, when
this beyond their means, he must fast angels take the souls of those who
of two months running (without die in sin against their souls, they
breaks): By way of repentance to (angels) say: "What (condition) were
Allah: And Allah is All Knowing you in?" They reply: "We were weak
(Aleem), All Wise (Hakeem). and oppressed in the earth." They
4.93. If a man kills a believer say: "Was the earth of Allah not
intentionally, his penalty is Hell, to spacious enough for you to move
remain in there (for ever): And the yourselves away (from evil)?" Such
anger and curse of Allah are upon men will find their home in Hell-
him, and a dreadful penalty is What an evil refuge!
prepared for him. 4.98. Except those who are (really)
4.94.. O you who believe! When you weak and oppressed- Among men,
go abroad in the cause of Allah, find women, and children- Who have no
out (everything) carefully, and do not means in their power, nor (a guide
say to anyone who offers you a post) to direct their way.
greeting: "You are not a believer!" 4.99. For these (weak and
While wanting the perishable goods oppressed), Allah may forgive: And
of the worldly life. With Allah are Allah is Often-Pardoning (‘Afuw),
Often Forgiving (Ghafoor).
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4.100. He who leaves his home in the times.
cause of Allah, finds on the earth, 4.104. And do not slow down in
many places (of rest), (which are) following up the enemy: If you are
wide and spacious: Should he who suffering difficulties, they are
has left home, die as a person away suffering similar difficulties; But you
from home for (the sake of) Allah have hope from Allah, (for the
and His Messenger (Muhammad), Reward from Him), while they have
his reward becomes due and certain none. And Allah is All Knowing
with Allah: And Allah is Often (Aleem), All Wise (Hakeem).
Forgiving (Ghafoor), Most Merciful 4.105.. Surely, We have sent down to
(Raheem). you (O Muhammad) the Book in truth
4.101.. And when you travel through that you might judge between men, as
the earth, there is no blame on you if guided by Allah: So be not (used) as a
you shorten your prayers, for fear the representative by those who betray their
disbelievers may put you in trial trust;
(attack you): Surely, the disbelievers 4.106. And ask the forgiveness of
are open enemies to you. Allah; Certainly, Allah is Often
4.102. When you (O Prophet) are Forgiving (Ghafoor), Most Merciful
with them, and stand to lead them in (Raheem).
prayer, let one party from them stand 4.107. And do not speak up on behalf
up (in prayer) with you, taking their of such as (those who) betray their
arms with them: When they finish own souls; For Allah loves not one
their prostration's, let them take their given to betrayal of faith and crime;
position in the rear. And let the 4.108. They may hide (their crimes)
(believers of) other party come up from men but they cannot hide
which have not yet prayed- And let (them) from Allah, seeing that He is
them pray with you, taking all in their middle when they plot by
precautions, and bearing arms: Those night in words that He cannot
who disbelieve wish, if you were approve: And Allah does compass
careless of your arms and your round all that they do.
baggage, to attack you in a single 4.109. Oh! These are the sort of men
attack (or rush). But there is no on whose behalf you may speak up
blame on you if you put away your in this world; But who will speak
arms because of the inconvenience of with Allah on their behalf on the Day
rain or because you are ill; But take of Judgment, or who will defend
every precaution for yourselves. them?
Allah has prepared a humiliating 4.110. If anyone does evil or wrongs
punishment for the disbelievers. his own soul but afterwards asks for
4.103. When you pass Allah’s forgiveness, he will find
(congregational) prayers, celebrate Allah Often Forgiving (Ghafoor),
Allah’s Praises, standing, sitting Most Merciful (Raheem).
down, or lying down on your sides; 4.111. And, if anyone earns sin, he
But when you are free from danger, (the sinner) earns it against his own
set up regular prayers: Verily, prayers soul: And Allah is full of knowledge
are enjoined on the believers at stated and wisdom.
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4.112. But if anyone earns a fault or and he said: "I will take from Your
a sin and blames it on to one who is servants a portion marked off;
innocent, he (the sinner) carries (on 4.119. "Verily, I will mislead them,
himself both) a falsehood and an and surely, I will create in them false
open sin. desires; And certainly, I will order
4.113.. If it was not by the Grace of them to slit the ears of cattle, and
Allah and His Mercy upon you, a surely, I will order them to spoil the
party of them would have truly (fair) nature created by Allah."
plotted to lead you astray. But (in Whoever, by rejecting Allah, takes
reality) they will only lead their own Satan for a friend, instead of (taking)
souls astray, and to you they can do Allah, (he) has surely suffered a clear
no harm in the least. Allah has sent loss.
down to you the Book and Wisdom 4.120. He (Satan), makes promises to
and He taught you what you did not them, and creates in them false
know (before): And the Grace of desires; And Satan’s promises are
Allah is great for you. nothing but deception (and
4.114. There is no good in most of falsehood).
their secret talks: Except if one 4.121. They (friends of Satan) will
thinks of a deed of charity, or of have their homes in Hell, and from it
justice, or of bringing men together: they will find no way of escape from
To (the person) who does this for the it.
good pleasure of Allah, We shall 4.122. But those who believe and do
soon give him a reward of the good deeds of righteousness- We
highest (value). shall soon admit them to Gardens,
4.115. If anyone opposes (and with rivers flowing beneath- To live
contradicts) the Messenger in there forever. Allah’s promise is
(Muhammad) after guidance has the truth, and whose words can be
been plainly given to him, and truer than those of Allah.
follows a path that is different from 4.123.. Neither your desires, nor
the one for the men of Faith, We those of the People of the Book (can
shall leave him in the path he has last): Whoever works evil, will be
chosen and put him in Hell, what an paid back accordingly. Nor will he
evil refuge! find any protector or helper besides
4.116.. Verily, Allah does not forgive Allah.
(the sin of) joining other gods with 4.124. If anyone (or a group) acts
Him; But He forgives (those) Whom righteously- Be they male or female-
He pleases sins other than this (sin): And (they) have faith, they will enter
The one who joins other gods with
Paradise and not the least injustice,
Allah, has strayed far, far away
even to the size of (small) spot on the
(from the Right).
seed, will be done to them.
4.117. (The pagans), leaving Him
4.125. And who can be better in
(Allah), seek out female goddesses:
religion than the one who submits his
And they only seek out only Satan,
the persistent rebel! whole self to Allah, the doer of good
4.118. Allah did curse him (Satan), deeds; And follows the way of
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Ibrahim (Abraham), the (one) true in part by divorce), Allah will provide
faith? And Allah did take Ibrahim abundance for all from His all-
(Abraham) for a true friend; (Ibrahim reaching bounty: And Allah is
is addressed as a true friend of sufficient for all (Wasi’), All Wise
Allah). (Hakeem).
4.126. And to Allah belong all things 4.131.. And to Allah belong all
in the heaven and on earth: And it is things in the heavens and on earth.
Allah Who encompasses all things. And surely, We have directed the
4.127. They ask your legal People of the Book before you, and
instruction concerning the women; you (O Muslims!) to fear Allah. But
Say: "Allah does instruct you about if you deny Him, (then) listen! To
them: And (remember) what has Allah belong all things in the
been stated to you in the Book, heavens and on earth, and Allah is
concerning the orphans girls to Free of all wants (Ghani), worthy of
whom you give not the portions all Praise (Hameed).
prescribed; And yet whom you desire 4.132. Yes, to Allah belong all things
to marry, and also concerning the in the heavens and on earth, and
children who are weak and Allah is Enough to complete all
oppressed: Yet you stand firm for affairs (Wakil).
justice to orphans. There is not a 4.133. If He (so) wills, He could
good deed which you do, Allah is destroy you, O Mankind, and create
Well Acquainted with it." another race; And Allah has the
4.128.. And if a woman fears cruelty Power to do this.
or desertion on her husband's part, 4.134. If anyone desires a reward in
there is no blame on both of them if this life, then with Allah is the
they arrange all agreeable settlement reward of this life and of the
Hereafter: And Allah is All Hearing
between themselves; And such
(Sami’), All Seeing (Baseer).
settlement is best; even though men's
4.135.. O you who believe! Stand out
souls are swayed by greed. But if
firmly for justice, as witness to
you do good and practice self-
Allah, even against yourselves, or
restraint, Allah is Well Acquainted your parents, or your kin, and
with all that you do. whether it be (against) rich or poor:
4.129. You are never able to be Allah protects you both (much)
(totally) fair and just between better. So follow not the desires (of
women, even if it is your true (and your hearts), because you may
sincere) wish: So do not turn away swerve, and if you distort justice, or
(from a woman) altogether, so as to decline to do justice; Surely, Allah is
leave her hanging (without support). Well Acquainted (Khabeer) with all
If you come to a friendly that you do.
understanding, and practice self- 4.136. O you who believe! Believe in
restraint, then Allah is Often Allah and His Messenger
Forgiving (Ghafoor), Most Merciful (Muhammad), and the Book (the
(Raheem). Quran) that He has sent down to His
4.130. But if they disagree (and must
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Messenger (Muhammad) and the it is He Who will deceive (and reach
Scripture (the Message) that He sent over) them: When they stand up to
down to those before (him). Any prayer, they stand without sincerity,
(person) who denies Allah, His to be seen of men, but little do they
angels, His Books, His messengers, hold Allah in remembrance;
and the Day of Judgment, then 4.143. (They are distracted in mind)
indeed he has gone far, far astray. swaying between this and that being
4.137.. Verily, those who believe, (sincere) to neither one group nor to
then (later) disbelieve, then believe the another (group). (He) whom
(again) and (again) disbelieve, and Allah leaves straying- Never will you
go on increasing in disbelief- Allah find for him the Way.
will not forgive them, nor guide them 4.144. O you who believe! Do not
on the (righteous) Way. take for friends’ disbelievers rather
4.138. To the hypocrites give the than believers: Do you wish to give
news that there is for them a painful Allah a manifest proof against
Penalty- yourselves?
4.139. To those who take for friends’ 4.145. Verily, the hypocrites will be
disbelievers rather than believers: Is in the lowest depths of the Fire: You
it honor they seek among them? will not find a helper for them-
Surely, then all the honor is with 4.146. Except for those who repent,
Allah. do righteous and good deeds, mend
4.140. Already He has sent you the (their life), hold fast to Allah, and
Word in the Book, that when you purify their religion as in Allah’s
hear the Signs of Allah held in sight: If so they will be (included)
defiance and disrespect, You are not with the believers. And soon will
to sit with them (the disbelievers) Allah grant to the believers a reward
unless they turn to different of great value.
conversation: If you did, you would 4.147. What can Allah gain by your
be like them. For Allah will collect punishment, when you are grateful
the hypocrites and those who defy and you believe? No! It is Allah Who
Faith- All in Hell- is Appreciative (Shakir) (for the all
4.141. (The hypocrites are) the ones the good), All Knowing (Aleem).
who sit and watch about you: If you 4.148.. Allah does not love that evil
do gain a victory from Allah, they should be talked (and spread in any
say: "Were we not with you?"- But if form) in (any) place, in public
the disbelievers gain a success, they speech, except by one against whom
say (to them): "Did we not gain an injustice has been done; For Allah is
advantage over you, and did we not All Hearing (Sami’), All Knowing
guard you from the believers?" But (Aleem).
Allah will judge between you on the 4.149. Whether you declare a good
Day Of Judgment. And never will deed, or hide it or cover evil with
Allah grant to the disbelievers a way pardon, surely Allah is Often
(to win) over the believers. Pardoning (‘Afuw), All Powerful
4.142.. Surely, they, the hypocrites, (Khadir).
search ways of deceiving Allah, but 4.150. Verily, those who deny Allah
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and His messengers, and (those who) Signs of Allah; And they killed the
wish to separate out Allah from His prophets in defiance of the right;
messengers by saying: "We believe And they said, "Our hearts are the
in some but reject others:" And covers (which preserve Allah’s
(those who) wish to take a course in Word; We need no more);" - No!
between- Allah has set the seal on their hearts
4.151. They are, in truth disbelievers. for their blasphemy, and it is little
And We have prepared for that they believe-
Unbelievers a humiliating 4.156. And because they rejected
Punishment. Faith; And they talked against
4.152. To those who believe in Allah
Maryam (Mary) a seriously false
and His messengers and make no
distinction between any of them, We
shall soon give their (due) rewards: 4.157. And because they said (in
For Allah is Often Forgiving boast): "We killed the Messiah, Isa
(Ghafoor), Most Merciful (Raheem). (Christ, Jesus) the son of Maryam
4.153.. The People of the Book ask (Mary), the messenger of Allah;" -
you to make a book to come down to But they did not kill him, nor
them from heaven: Indeed, they crucified him, but so it was made to
asked Musa (Moses) for an even appear to them, and those who differ
greater (miracle), because they said: in this (matter) are full of doubts,
"Show us Allah in public," but they with no (certain) knowledge; They
were overpowered by what they had follow nothing but idle talk, for sure
asked for, with thunder and lightning they did not kill him:-
because of their wrongdoing. Then 4.158. But! Allah raised him up to
they worshipped the calf even after Himself, and Allah is Exalted in
clear proofs had come to them; Power, All Wise-
(Even) then We forgave them; And 4.159. And there is nobody from the
We gave Musa (Moses) clear proofs People of the Book, but must believe
of authority. in him (Christ), before his (Christ’s)
4.154. And for their holy promise death; And on the Day of Judgment
We raised over them (the towering he (Christ, himself) will be a witness
height) of Mount (Sinai); And (on against them-
another occasion), We said: "Enter 4.160. For the injustice of the Jews,
the gate prostrating (bowing) with We made unlawful for them certain
humility ;" And (once again) We good and wholesome (foods) which
commanded them: "Do not had been lawful for them (earlier)-
transgress in the matter of the (And) because they hindered many
Sabbath." And We took from them a from Allah’s Way-
truly holy promise. 4.161. And they took interest
4.155. (They have earned displeasure (usury), though they were forbidden
of Allah): Because they broke their to take it; And that they consumed
holy promise; And they rejected the men's belongings wrongfully- We
have prepared for the disbelievers
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among them who reject Faith a 4.168. Surely, those who reject Faith
painful punishment. and do wrong- Allah will not forgive
4.162.. But those among them who them nor guide them to any way-
are well-founded in knowledge and 4.169. Except the way of Hell, to live
the believers, believe in what has in there forever, and for Allah this is
been revealed to you and what was easy.
revealed before you: And 4.170. O Mankind! Surely, the
(especially) those who establish Messenger (Muhammad) has come
regular prayers and practice regular to you in truth from your Lord:
charity and believe in Allah and in Believe in him: It is best for you (to
the Last Day: To them shall We soon believe in him). But if you reject
give a great reward. Faith, to Allah belong all things in
4.163.. Surely, We have sent to you the heavens and on earth: And Allah
the revelation, like We had sent it to is forever All Knowing (Aleem), All
Nuh (Noah) and the prophets after Wise (Hakeem).
him: We sent revelation to Ibrahim 4.171. O People of the Book! Do not
(Abraham), Ismail (Ishmael), Isháq commit excesses in your religion:
(Isaac), Yàqoub (Jacob) and the Nor say anything except the truth
Tribes, (the generations of the twelve about Allah. Messiah Isa (Christ
sons of Yàqoub), to Isa (Jesus), Jesus), the son of Maryam (Mary)
Ayub (Job), Yunus (Jonah), Haroon was (no more than) a messenger of
(Aaron), and Sulaiman (Solomon), Allah, and His Word, which He sent
and to Dawood (David), We gave the down to Maryam (Mary), and a
Zabur (Psalms). Spirit created by Him: So believe in
4.164. And the messengers We have Allah and His messengers. Do not
already told you before, and others say 'Trinity': Stop (saying so): It will
We have not (told you)- And Allah be better for you: Because Allah is
spoke directly to Musa (Moses)- One Allah: Glory be to Him: (Far
4.165. The messengers gave good Supreme and Glorious is He) above
news as well as warning, that after having a son. To Him belong all
(the coming) of the messengers, things in the heavens and on earth.
Mankind should have no (reason to) And, Enough is Allah as a Disposer
complain against Allah: Because of affairs (Wakil).
Allah is Almighty (Aziz), All Wise 4.172.. Messiah (Christ) does not
(Hakeem). find it unworthy to serve and
4.166.. But Allah bears witness that worship Allah, nor do the angels
which He has sent to you, He has (find it unworthy), those (angels)
sent from His (Own) Knowledge, nearest (to Allah): Those who find
and the angels bear witness: And His (Allah’s) worship unworthy and
Enough is Allah for a Witness (those who) are arrogant- He will
(Shaheed). collect them all together to Himself
4.167. Surely, those who reject Faith (to answer for their actions).
and prevent (men) from the Way of 4.173. But to those who believe and
Allah, have surely strayed far, far do deeds of righteousness, He will
away from the (right) Path. give their (due) rewards- And more,
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out of His bounty: But those who are descendants or ascendants (i.e.,
the rejecters and (those who are) nobody from later or early
arrogant He will punish with a generations) as inheritor (of
painful penalty. And they will not belongings). If it is a man who dies,
find, besides Allah, anyone to protect leaving a sister but no child, she shall
or help them. have half the inheritance: If (such a
4.174. O Mankind! Surely, there has deceased was) a woman, who left no
come to you a clear proof from your child, her brother takes her
Lord: And We have sent to you a inheritance: If there are two sisters,
light (that is) clear. they shall have two-thirds (between
4.175. Then those who believe in them): If there are brothers and
Allah, and hold fast to (and depend sisters, (they share) the male having
upon) Him- Soon will He admit them twice the share of the female. Like
to mercy and grace from Himself, this does Allah make clear to you
and guide them to Himself by the (His law), in case you make a
Straight Path. mistake and Allah has knowledge of
4.176.. They ask you for a legal all things."
decision: Say: "Allah directs (thus) **********
about those who leave no
Sura 5. Al-Ma'ida, are away from the Sacred Grounds
(The table spread): (Medinah, 120 and (out) of the pilgrim clothes
Verses) (I’hram ), you may hunt: And let not
In the Name of Allah, the Most the hate of some people who (earlier)
Gracious, the Most Merciful. shut you out of the Sacred Mosque
5.1.. O you who believe! Fulfill (all (in Makkah) lead you to
your) obligations. Lawful to you are overstepping your (own) limits (and
all the beasts of cattle (animals, for bitterness on your part). You help
food), except those named (below); one another in righteousness and in
Unlawful is the game (animals and good deeds, but do not help one
creatures that you may chase to another in sin and evil: Fear Allah:
catch) when you are wearing the Because Allah is strict in
I’hram, (the special garments for punishment.
Pilgrimage or Umrah): Surely, Allah 5.3. Forbidden to you (for food) are:
commands what He wills. Dead meat, blood, the flesh of swine,
5.2. O you who believe! Do not and that on which has been
change the holiness of the (sacred) pronounced the name of (any) other
Symbols of Allah, nor of the sacred than Allah; And that which has been
Month of Ramadan, nor of the killed by choking or by a violent
animals brought for sacrifice, nor of blow, or by a headlong fall, or by
the garlands (for such animals or of being (repeatedly) stabbed to death;
the people), nor of the people coming And that which has been (partly)
to the Sacred House (in Makkah) eaten by a wild animal; Unless you
seeking the bounty and the good are able to slaughter it (in due form);
pleasure of their Lord. But when you And that which is sacrificed on stone
(alters); (Forbidden) also is the
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division (of meats) by tearing apart to the elbows; Rub your head (with
with arrows (for luck): That is water); And wash your feet up to the
impiety. This day, those who reject ankles. If you are in a state of bodily
Faith have given up all hope of impurity, (resulting from sexual
(taking you away from) your contact,) bathe your whole body. But
religion: Yet do not fear them but if you are ill, or on a journey, or one
fear Me. This day have I perfected of you have come from the offices of
your religion for you, completed My nature (i.e., toilet), or you have been
Favor upon you, and have chosen in contact with women and you do
Islam as your religion for you. But if not find water- Then take for
any (one) is forced by hunger, yourself clean sand or earth, and rub
without any wish to disobey, Allah is your faces and hands with it. Allah
truly Often Forgiving (Ghafoor), does not wish to place you in
Most Merciful (Raheem). difficulty, but to make you clean, and
5.4. They ask you what is lawful to to complete His favor on you, that
them (for food), say: "Lawful for you you may be thankful.
are all good and pure things: And 5.7. And remember the Favor of
what you have taught your trained Allah on you, and His Promise,
hunting animals (to catch) in the which He confirmed with you, when
manner you have been directed by you said: "We hear and we obey:"
Allah: So eat what they catch for And fear Allah, because Allah is All
you, but pronounce the Name of Knowing (Aleem) of the secrets of
Allah over it: And fear Allah; For your breasts (hearts).
Allah is Swift in taking account 5.8. O you who believe! Stand out
(Hasib). firmly for Allah, as just witness for
5.5. "This day (all) good and pure just (and fair) dealing, and do not let
things are made lawful for you. The the hatred of others to make you lean
food of the People of the Book is towards wrong and go away from
lawful for you and yours is lawful for Justice. Be just: That is next to Piety:
them. (Lawful for you in marriage) And fear Allah, because Allah is
are (not only) chaste women who are Well-Acquainted (Khabeer) with all
believers, but also chaste women that you do.
among the People of the Book (that 5.9. Allah has promised to those who
was) sent down before your time- believe and act rightfully,
Provided you give them their due forgiveness and a great reward.
dowers, and wish purity, not (illicit 5.10. And those who reject Faith and
or lustful) desire, nor secret (and deny Our Signs (they) will be
illegal) relations, nor as "women companions of Hell-fire.
friends." If anyone rejects Faith, then 5.11. O you who believe! Bring into
his work is useless, and in the your mind (by remembering) the
Hereafter he will be among the ranks Favor of Allah on you when certain
of the losers (of all spiritual reward). men made the design to stretch out
5.6.. O you who believe! When you their hands against you, but (Allah)
get ready for prayer, then wash your held back their hands from you: So
faces, and your hands (and arms) up fear Allah. And upon Allah let
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believers put all their trust. Allah and a (very) clear Book (the
5.12.. Indeed, Allah took a Promise Quran)-
from the Children of Israel, and We 5.16. With (this Book) Allah guides
appointed twelve leaders among all (those) who seek his good
them. And Allah said: "I am with pleasure towards the ways of peace
you if you (only) establish regular and safety, and (He) leads them out
Prayers, practice regular Charity of darkness, by His Will to Light-
believe in My messengers, honor and And (He) guides them to the Straight
help them, and (offer a) loan to Allah Path.
a beautiful loan; Surely I will take 5.17.. Truly, in blasphemy are those
away your evils from you, and admit who say that Allah is Messiah
you to the Gardens with rivers (Christ), the son of Maryam (Mary);
flowing below; But after this if any Say (to them): "Who then has (even)
of you, stands against (and opposes) the least power against Allah, if His
faith, he has truly gone away from Will was to destroy Messiah (Christ),
the path of justice (and honesty)." the son of Maryam (Mary), his
5.13. But because of their break of mother, and all- Every one, that is on
their (own) Promise, We cursed the earth? And to Allah belongs the
them, and made their hearts grow kingdom of the heavens and the
hard: They change the words from earth, and all that is between. He
their (right) places and gave up a (Allah) creates whatever He pleases.
good part of the Message that was For Allah is Able (Khadir) to do all
sent to them, also you will not stop things."
finding them- Except a few of them- 5.18.. (Both) the Jews and the
Always bent on (telling new) lies: Christians say: "We are sons of God,
But forgive them, and overlook (their and His beloved." Say: "Why then
wrong doings): For Allah loves those does He punish you for your sins?
who do good deeds. No, you are only men (mere human
5.14. Also from those (people), who beings)- Of the (other) men He has
call themselves Christians, We did created: He forgives whom He
take a Promise, but they (also) gave pleases, and He punishes whom He
up a good part of the Message that pleases: And to Allah belongs the
was sent to them: So We moved kingdom of the heavens and the
them (from love and favor), towards earth, and all that is between: And to
opposition and hatred between the Him is the final goal (of all)."
one and the other, till the Day of 5.19. O People of the Book! Now has
Judgment, and soon will Allah show come to you, making (things) clear for
them what it is that they have done. you, Our Messenger (Muhammad),
5.15. O People of the Book! Our after the break in (many of) Our
Messenger (Muhammad) has come messengers, in case you should say:
to you (now), making it known to "There came to us no bringer of glad
you much what you used to hide in tidings and no warner (from evil):" But
the Book, and bypassing much (that now has come to you a bringer of glad
is now not necessary): There has tidings and a Warner (from evil). And
come to you a (new) Light from Allah is Able (Khadir) to do all things.
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5.20. Remember Musa (Moses) sure, I will kill you." Surely, said the
when said to his people: "O my former, "Allah does accept the
people! Remember the favor of Allah sacrifice from those who are
to you, when He made prophets righteous.
(from those) among you, made you 5.28. "If you do stretch your hand
kings, and gave you what He had not against me, to kill me, (then) it is not
given to any other (peoples and for me to stretch my hand against
creations) of the worlds. you to kill you: Because I do fear
5.21. "O my people! Enter the holy Allah, the Cherisher of the Worlds,
land which Allah has granted to you (Rab-ul-'Ala'meen).
and do not turn back as if you do not 5.29. "As for me, I intend to let you
know, because then you will returned take upon yourself my sin as well as
as losers." yours, for you will be among the
5.22. They said: "O Musa (Moses)! Companions of the Fire, and that is
In this land, there are a people of the reward of those who do wrong."
great strength: And we shall never 5.30. The (selfish) soul of the other
enter it until they leave it: If (once) (brother) led him to the murder of his
they leave, then we shall enter." brother: (For) he murdered him, and
5.23. (But) among (their) men who became (himself) one of the lost
feared Allah were two on whom ones.
Allah had granted His grace: They 5.31. Then Allah sent a raven (a
said: "Attack them at the (proper) black crow) that scratched the
gate: When once you are in, victory ground, to show him how to hide the
will be yours: And put your trust on dead body of his brother, "Shame
Allah, if you have Faith." (and curse) on me!" Said he: "Was I
5.24. They said: "O Musa (Moses)! not even able to be like this crow,
While they remain there, never shall and (be able) to hide the dead body
we be able to enter to the end of of my brother?" Then he became full
time. You go, and your Lord, and of sorrow (for his actions)-
you two fight, while we sit here (and 5.32. On that basis: We ordained for
watch)." the Children of Israel that if anyone
5.25. He said: "O my Lord! I have killed a person- Unless it be for
power only over myself and my murder or for spreading mischief in
brother: So separate us from this the land- It would be as if he killed
defiant people!" all mankind (the people): And if
5.26. Allah said: "For this reason the anyone saved a life, it would be as if
land will be out of their reach for forty he saved the life of all mankind (the
years: They will wander aimlessly people). Then although there came to
through the land: But you do not feel them Our messengers with Clear
sorry over of these defiant people." Signs, yet even after that, many of
5.27.. Read to them the truth of the them continued to commit excesses
story of the two sons of Adam. When (and do injustices) in the land.
each presented a sacrifice (to Allah): 5.33.. The punishment for those who
It was accepted from one, but not wage a war against Allah and His
from the other. Said the latter: "Be Messenger (Muhammad), and work
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hard with strength and taste for forgives whom He pleases: And
mischief through the land, is: Allah is Able (Khadir) over all
Execution, or crucifixion, or the things.
cutting off of hands and feet from 5.41. O Messenger (Muhammad)!
opposite sides, or exile from the Do not let those (people) make you
land: That is their disgrace in this sad, (those) who go faster than the
world, and their punishment is heavy others towards disbelief: (Whether it
in the Hereafter; be) among those who say, "We
5.34. Except for those who repent believe", with their lips but whose
before they fall into your power: In hearts have no faith; Or it be among
that case, know that Allah is Often the Jews- Men who will listen to any
Forgiving (Ghafoor), Most Merciful lie- (Men who) will listen even to
(Raheem). others who have never even come to
5.35.. O you who believe! Do your you. They change words from their
duty towards Allah, find the ways to right times and (from their right)
come close to Him, and work hard places: They say, "If you are given
with (all your) strength and will in this, take it, but if not, be aware!" If
His cause: That you may prosper. anyone's trial is intended by Allah,
5.36. Surely, those who reject Faith- you (O Prophet!) have no authority
If they had everything on earth, and in the least over him to protect from
twice again, to offer to save them, Allah. For such (people) - It is not
from the penalty of the Day of Allah’s Will to purify their hearts.
Judgment, it would never be For them there is disgrace in this
accepted from them. Theirs would be world, and a severe punishment in
a painful Penalty. the Hereafter.
5.37. Their wish will be to come out 5.42. (They are fond of) listening to
of the Fire, but they will never come lies, (and) of consuming anything
out from there: Their Penalty will be (that is) forbidden. If they come to
one that continues (on and on). you, either judge between them, or
5.38.. And for the thief, male or refuse to interfere. If you refuse, they
female, cut off his or her hands: As a cannot harm you in the least. If you
repayment or what they committed a judge, judge with justice between
punishment from Allah to be seen for them. Surely, Allah loves those who
their crime: And Allah is Highest in judge with justice.
Power (Aziz), All Wise (Hakeem). 5.43. But why do they come to you
5.39. But if the thief repents after his for decision, when they have (their
crime, and changes his attitude by own) Torah before them? In there is
doing righteous deeds, Allah turns to the plain Command of Allah; Yet
him in forgiveness; Because Allah is even after that, they would turn
Often Forgiving (Ghafoor), Most away. For, they are not (really the)
Merciful (Raheem). people of Faith.
5.40. Do you not know that to Allah 5.44.. Verily, it was We Who sent
(Alone) belongs the kingdom of the down the Torah (to Moses): There
heavens and of the earth? He was guidance and light in it. By its
punishes whom He pleases, and He teachings, the Jews have been judged
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by the prophets who bowed to Truth that has come to you. To each
Allah’s Will- (in submission), by the (of the prophets) among you We
Rabbis, and by the Doctors of have prescribed a law (as in Torah
(Judaic) Law: Because the protection and Gospel) and an Open Way. If
of Allah’s Book was given to them Allah had so willed, He would have
and they were witness to it: made you (all) a single People, but
Therefore do not fear men, but fear (His plan is) to test you in what He
Me, and do not sell My Signs for a has given you: So work hard as if
low price. If any do fail to judge by (you are) in a race in all the good
(the light of) what Allah has made deeds. The goal for all of you is
clear, they are (no better than) Allah: It is He Who will show you
disbelievers. the truth of the matters in which you
5.45. And We ordained in there for disagree.
them: Life for life, eye for eye, nose 5.49. And this (He) commands that:
for nose, ear for ear, tooth for tooth, You judge between them by what
and wounds equal for equal. But if Allah has made clear, and follow not
anyone forgives the revenge by way their useless wishes, but be aware of
of charity, it is an act of peace for them in case they misguide you from
himself. And if any fail to judge by any of that (teaching) which Allah
(the light of) what Allah has made has sent down to you. And if they
clear, they are (no better than) turn away, be sure that for some of
wrongdoers. their crimes, it is Allah’s purpose to
5.46.. And in their footsteps (as if to punish them. And truly, most men
follow them) We sent Isa (Jesus), the are rebellious.
son of Maryam (Mary), restating the 5.50. Do they then try to find a
Torah that had come before him: We judgment based upon (the days of)
sent the Bible, the Gospel to him: Ignorance? For a people whose Faith
There was guidance and light in it, is assured, who but Allah can give
and confirmation of Torah that had better judgment?
come before him: A guidance and a 5.51.. O you who believe! Do not
warning to those who fear Allah. take the Jews and the Christians as
5.47. Let the people of Bible (friends and) protectors: They are
(Gospel), the Christians judge by only (friends and) protectors to each
what Allah has made clear in there. other. And he from yourselves who
If any do fail to judge by (the light turns to them (for friendship) is (one)
of) what Allah has made clear, they of them. Surely Allah does not guide
are (no better than) those who rebel. unjust people.
5.48.. To you (O Prophet!) We sent 5.52. (And) those (people) in whose
the Book (the Quran) in truth hearts is a disease- Do you see how
confirming the Scripture that came eagerly they run about among
before it, and guarding it in safety: themselves, saying: "We do fear that
So judge between them (those who a change of fortune will bring us
come to you) by what Allah has ruin." Oh! Perhaps Allah will give
revealed, and do not follow their you victory, or a decision according
useless wishes, going away from the to His Will, then they will feel sorry
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for the thoughts that they secretly (really) have Faith.
kept in their hearts. 5.58. And when you recite your call
5.53. And, those who believe will to prayer they take it as a joke
say: "Are these, the (very) men who without (any) seriousness that is
made their strongest promises by because they are a people without
Allah, that they were with you?" All understanding.
that they do will be useless, and they 5.59. (To such people) say: "O
will fall into (nothing) but ruin. People of the Book! Do you
5.54.. O you who believe! (In case) disapprove of us for no reason other
any from among you turns back from than that we believe in Allah, and the
his Faith (in Islam, be sure that), Message that has come to us and that
soon Allah will produce a people which has come before (us), and
whom He will love as they will love (perhaps) because most of you rebel
Him- (People who are) humble with and disobey?"
the believers, strong against the 5.60. Say (to them): "Shall I point
Rejecters (of Faith) fighting in the out something to you much worse
Way (the Cause) of Allah, and never than this, (judging) by the treatment
afraid of the (unpleasant) words from it received from Allah? Those who
those who find fault. That is the received the curse from Allah and
Grace of Allah, which He will His anger, those (are the people) of
bestow on whom He pleases. And whom some He transformed into
Allah is All Encompassing and apes and swine, those who
Sufficient (Wasi’), All Knowing worshipped Evil and false gods-
(Aleem). These are (much) worse in rank, and
5.55. Your (real) protector (and far more astray from the even Path!"
helper) is Allah, His Prophet 5.61.. When they come to you, they
(Muhammad), and the (company of) say: "We believe:" But in reality they
believers- Those who perform enter with a mind (set) against Faith,
regular prayer and (give) regular and they go out with the same
charity and they bow down humbly (mind). But Allah knows completely
(in prayer to Allah). all that they hide.
5.56. As to those who turn (for 5.62. Many of them you do see,
friendship) to Allah, His Messenger competing with each other in sin and
(Muhammad), and the (company of) hate, and eating from things
believers for protection- It is the forbidden. Indeed! Evil are the things
party of Allah that must certainly be that they do.
victorious (over everything). 5.63. Why do not the Rabbis and the
5.57.. O you who believe! Do not Doctors of (Judaic) Law prevent
take for (friends and) protectors them (such people) from their (habit
those who take your religion as a of) saying sinful words and eating
joke or (take it) lightly- Whether things forbidden? Evil indeed are
(they are) among those who have their works.
received the Scripture before you, or 5.64.. The Jews say: "Allah’s hand is
among those who reject Faith; But tied up." Be (it is) their hands (that
you (who believe) fear Allah, if you are) tied up and (let) them be cursed
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for the (lies) they say (against lasting revolt and lies (meant against
Allah!). No! Both His hands are Allah). But you do not feel sorry for
widely stretched out: He gives and these people without Faith.
spends as He pleases. Surely, the 5.69. Surely, those who believe (in
Message that comes to you from the Quran), and those who follow the
Allah increases in many of them, Judaic (Jewish) scriptures and the
their rebellion and disbelief (against Sabians and the Christians- Any who
Allah). Among them We have placed believe in Allah and the Last Day,
opposition and hatred till the Day of and (people who) work towards
Judgment. Every time they light a righteousness- Upon them there shall
fire for war, Allah extinguishes it: be no fear, and they shall not be in
But they (always) work hard in doing pain.
mischief on earth. And Allah does 5.70. We took the Promise from the
not love those who do mischief. Children of Israel and sent them
5.65. If the people of the Book had messengers. Every time, a messenger
only believed and been righteous, came to them with what they
We should indeed have removed themselves did not want- Some (of
their sin and admitted them to these messengers) they called liars
Gardens of Happiness. (only acting as messengers), and
5.66. If they had only truthfully some they (would even) kill.
followed the Torah and the Gospel, 5.71. They thought there would be
and all the revelation that was sent to no trial (Or punishment for their
them from their Lord, they would have actions) so they became blind and
enjoyed happiness and satisfaction deaf; (not to see or to hear about
from all direction. From among them, their own actions.) yet Allah (in
there is a party on the right path: But Mercy) turned to them; even after
many of them follow a path that is that, many of them became blind and
evil. deaf. But Allah sees well all that they
5.67.. O Messenger (Muhammad)! do.
Proclaim (the Message) which has 5.72.. They surely lie (against Allah,
been sent to you from your Lord: If those) who say, "Allah is Messiah
you did not, you would not have (Christ), the son of Maryam (Mary)."
conveyed and made clear His But Messiah (Christ himself) said:
Message. And Allah will defend you "O Children of Israel! Worship
from men (who intend to harm you). Allah, my Lord and your Lord."
Allah does not (help and) guide those Verily, whoever joins other gods
who reject Faith. with Allah, Allah will forbid him the
5.68. Say: "O People of the Book! Garden, and the Fire will be his
You have no ground to stand on home. For the wrongdoers there will
unless you truly stand by the Torah, be no one to help.
the Gospel, and all of the Message 5.73. They surely lie (against Allah,
that has come to you from your those) who say, "Allah is one of
Lord." It is the (same) Message that three in a Trinity:" There is no god
comes to you from your Lord, that except One Allah. If they do not stop
increases in most of them their long (themselves) from their word (of
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lies), a painful penalty will surely fall souls have sent forward before them
upon the liars among them. (as a result), that Allah’s anger is on
5.74. Why do they not turn to Allah, them, and in extreme pain will they
and seek His forgiveness? For Allah is live.
Often Forgiving (Ghafoor), Most 5.81. If they had only believed in
Merciful (Raheem). Allah, in the Prophet, and in what
5.75. Messiah (Christ), the son of has been sent down to him, they (the
Maryam (Mary) was no more than a believers) would have never taken
messenger; (And there were) many them (the disbelievers) for friends
messengers that have passed away and protectors, but most of them are
before him. His mother was a woman rebellious, wrongdoers.
of truth. They both had to eat their 5.82. Verily, you will find the Jews
(daily) food. See how Allah does and polytheists among the strongest
make His Signs clear to them; Yet men in opposition to the Believers;
see in what ways they are misguided And you will find nearest in love to
far from the truth! the believers those who say, "We are
5.76. Say: "Will you worship, Christians:" Because among these
besides Allah, something which has (people) are men devoted to learning
no power to either harm (you) or to and men who have given up the
help you? But Allah- He is the All world, and they are not haughty.
Hearing (Sami’), the All Knowing 5.83. And when they listen to the
(Al-Aleem)." Message received by the Messenger
5.77. Say: "O People of the Book! (Muhammad), you will see their eyes
Do not exceed the limits in your overflowing with tears, because they
religion (of what is proper by) going recognize (and see) the truth: They
beyond the truth, and do not follow pray: "Our Lord! We believe; Write
the useless desires of people who us down among the witnesses.
went wrong in old times- (Those) 5.84. "What cause can we have not
who misled many, and wandered to believe in Allah and the truth
(themselves away) from the even which has come to us, seeing that we
path." lovingly want for our Lord to admit
5.78.. Curses were said by the us to the company of the righteous?"
tongues of Dawood (David) and of 5.85. And for this (and) their prayer,
Isa (Jesus), the son of Maryam Allah has rewarded them with
(Mary): On those among the Gardens, with rivers flowing below-
Children of Israel who rejected Faith; Their lasting Home. Such is the
Because they disobeyed and reward of those who do good.
continued to be excessive. 5.86. But those who reject Faith and
5.79. Also (because) they did not make lies about Our Signs- They
(often) prevent one another from the shall be Companions of Hell-fire.
iniquities that they committed: The 5.87.. O you who believe! Do not
deeds that they did were indeed evil. make unlawful the good things that
5.80. You see many of them turning Allah has made lawful for you, but
in friendship to the disbelievers. Evil do not overdo (anything or be
indeed are (the works) which their excessive): For Allah does not love
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those who overdo (as a habit). deeds- (Once) again! Guard
5.88. Eat from the lawful and good themselves from evil and believe-
things that Allah has provided for (Once) again! Guard themselves
you, but fear Allah, in Whom you from evil and do good. For Allah
believe. loves those who do good.
5.89. Allah will not ask you to 5.94.. O you who believe! Allah does
account for what is unintentional in make a trial for you in a little matter
your oath; But He will ask you to of game well within reach of your
account for your deliberate oath: To hands and your means, so that He
make up (in such cases), feed ten may test who (really) fear Him
needy persons, on a scale of the Unseen: Any who exceed (their
average food of your families; Or limits) afterwards, will have a
clothe them; Or give a slave his painful penalty.
freedom. If that is beyond your 5.95. O you who believe! Kill not
means, fast for three days. That is to game (for sport or for food) while in
make up (or compensate) for the oath the Sacred Grounds (of the Holy
you have sworn. But keep to your Mosque) or (while being) in pilgrim
oath, like this Allah does make clear clothes (or I’hram). If any of you
to you His Signs, that you may be does so knowingly, the compensation
thankful. is an Offering, brought to the
5.90.. O you who believe! Ka’bah, of a domestic animal
Intoxicants and gambling, stones (for equivalent to the one he killed, as
sacrifice or for idyllic gestures), and decided by two just men from
(divination by) arrows, are (all most) yourselves; Or by way of making up
undesirable- Of Satan's tricks (and (the peace), the feeding of the needy,
his works) avoid such (undesirable or its equivalent in fasts; That he
things), so that you may prosper. may taste the penalty of his deed.
5.91. Satan's plan is (only) to cause Allah forgives what is past: For
opposition and hatred between you, repeating (such acts) Allah will take
with intoxicants and gambling, and from him the penalty. And Allah is
hinders you from remembering Almighty (Aziz), and Lord of
Allah, and from (your) prayer (to Retribution (Zun-Inthiqam).
Him): Will you then avoid (and keep 5.96. Lawful to you is the pursuit of
away from them)? water-game and its use for food- For
5.92. Obey Allah, and obey the the benefit of yourselves and those
Messenger (Muhammad), and be who travel; But forbidden is (the
aware (of evil) if you do turn back, pursuit) of land-game; As long as
(you) know that it is the duty of Our you are in the state of I’hram (or in
Messenger (Muhammad) to speak pilgrim clothes). And fear Allah, to
out (the Message) clearly. Whom you shall be gathered back.
5.93. On those who believe and do 5.97. Allah made the Ka’bah, the
righteous deeds; There is no blame Sacred House, a place of security and
for what they ate (as food in the past) benefit for men, as also (He made)
when they guard themselves from the Sacred Months, and the animals
evil, and believe, and do righteous for offerings, and the garlands, that
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mark them: That you may know that "Come to what Allah has revealed,
Allah has knowledge of all what is in and come to the Messenger
the heavens and in the earth and that (Muhammad):" They say: "The ways
Allah is All Knowing (Aleem) of all we found our fathers following are
things. enough for us." What! Even though
5.98. Know that Allah is strict in their fathers did not have the
punishment; And that Allah is Often knowledge and guidance?
Forgiving (Ghafoor), Most Merciful 5.105. O you who believe! Guard
(Raheem). your own souls: If you follow (right)
5.99. The duty of the Messenger guidance, no pain (or sorrow) can
(Muhammad) is only to proclaim the come to you from those who have
Message but Allah knows what you lost their way. The return for all of
reveal and what you conceal. you is Allah: It is He Who will show
5.100. Say: "Things that are bad and you the truth of all that you do.
things that are good, are not equal, 5.106. O you who believe! When
death comes near any of you, (take)
even though the plenty (and extent)
witnesses among yourselves when
of the bad may surprise (and even
making (legal or last time) changes-
attract) you; So fear Allah, O you Entrust two just men from your own
who understand; So that you may (community) or others from outside,
prosper." if you are traveling through the earth
5.101. O you who believe! Do not (world), and the chance of death
ask questions about things which, if comes to you (thus). If you doubt
(they are) made clear to you, may (their truthfulness) make them both
bring about trouble to you. But if you stay after prayer, and let them both
ask about things when the Quran is swear by Allah: “We do not wish for
being recited (and made clear to any worldly gain in this (matter)
you), then they will be made plain to even though the (beneficiary) be our
you, Allah will forgive those near relation: We shall not hide the
(questions): And Allah is Often evidence before Allah if we did, then
Forgiving (Ghafoor), Most look! The sin (will) be upon us!”
Forbearing (Haleem). 5.107. But if it gets known that these
5.102. Some people before you asked two were guilty of the sin (of lying
such questions, and for that reason after their promise), let two others
(they) lost their faith. stand forth in their places- Nearest of
5.103. It was not Allah, who began kin from among those, who claim a
(false beliefs like those of) a slit-ear lawful right: Let them swear by
female camel, and a female camel let Allah: “We affirm that our witness is
loose for free grazing, and idol truer than that of those two, and that
sacrifices for twin-births in animals, we have not altered (the truth) or
and stallion-camels freed from work: gone beyond (the bounds of duty) if
It is the blasphemers who invent a lie we did, then look! The wrong (will)
against Allah: But most of them be upon us!”
(simply) lack wisdom. 5.108. That is most suitable: That they
5.104. When it is said to them: may give evidence in its true nature
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and shape, (and in its true meaning) or down to us a Table set (spread with
else they would fear that other food) from heaven?" (For which) Isa
statements would be taken after their (Jesus) said: "Fear Allah, if you have
statements. And fear Allah, and listen faith."
(with sincerity to His Word): For 5.113. They said: "We only wish to
Allah does not guide people who are eat from there and satisfy our hearts,
rebellious. and to know that you have indeed
5.109.. On the Day, when Allah will told us the truth: And that we
gather the messengers together, and ourselves may be witness to the
asks them: "What was the response miracle."
you received (from men to your 5.114. Isa (Jesus), the son of Maryam
teaching)?" They will say: "We have (Mary), said: "O Allah, our Lord! Send
no knowledge: (It is) only You are us from heaven a Table set (with meats
All Knowing of all that is Hidden and food), that there may be for us- For
(Aalim-Al-Ghaib)." the first and the last of us- A true and
5.110. Then will Allah say (on the holy feast and a Sign from You; And
Day of Judgment): "O Isa (Jesus) the provide for us the means to live, for
son of Maryam (Mary)! Remember You are the Best Provider (Khair-ur-
My favor to you and to your mother; Razikheen, of our needs)."
Look! I strengthened you with the 5.115. Allah said: "I will send it (the
Holy Spirit (Gabriel) so that you did Table) down to you: But if any of
speak to the people in childhood and you does not accept faith after that, I
in maturity. Look! I taught you the will punish him with a penalty like
Book and Wisdom, the Torah and the that I have not inflicted on anyone
Gospel, and when you made out of from among all the peoples."
clay, as it were, the figure of a bird, 5.116.. And remember! Allah will
by My leave, and you breathed into say (on the Day of Judgment): "O Isa
it, and it became a bird, by My leave, (Jesus) the son of Maryam (Mary)!
and you healed those (who were) Did you say to men, ‘Worship me
born blind, and the lepers, by My and my mother as gods in derogation
leave. And when you brought forth of Allah’?" He (Isa) will say: "Glory
the dead, by My leave; And when I be to You! It was not for me to say
did restrain the Children of Israel what I had no right to say. If I had
from (harming) you; When you did said such a thing, You would indeed
show them the Clear Signs, and the have known it. You know what is in
disbelievers among them said: ‘This my heart, even though I do not know
is nothing but clear magic.’ what is in Yours. Truly, You fully
5.111. "And look! I inspired the know all that is hidden and unseen.
disciples to have faith in Me and My 5.117. "Never did I say to them
messenger: They said: ‘We have anything except what You did
faith, and do you (also) bear witness command me to say, which is,
that we bow to Allah as Muslims.’ " worship Allah, my Lord and your
5.112.. Remember! The disciples Lord: And I was a witness over them
said: "O Isa (Jesus) the son of while I lived among them; When
Maryam (Mary)! Can your Lord send You did take me up, You were the
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Watcher over them, and You are a rivers flowing below- Their eternal
Witness to all things. Home: Allah well-pleased with them,
5.118. "If You do punish them, they and they with Allah: That is the great
are Your servants: If You do forgive Joy (and Peace, the fulfillment of all
them; Surely, You are the Almighty desires)."
(Al-Aziz), the All Wise (Al- 5.120. To Allah belongs the kingdom
Hakeem)." of the heavens and the earth, and all
5.119. Allah will say: "This is a day that is in there, and it is He Who is
on which the truthful will profit from Able (Khadir) to do all things.
their truth: Theirs are Gardens, with **********
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(The cattle): (Makkah, 165 Verses) not given to you- For whom We
In the Name of Allah, the Most poured out rain from the skies in
Gracious, the Most Merciful. abundance, and gave streams (for
6.1. All the Praises (and thanks) be to water and for tilling the lands)
Allah Who created the heavens and the flowing beneath (their) feet: Yet
earth, and made the darkness and the because of their sins We destroyed
light. Yet those who disbelieve hold them, and raised new generations in
others as equal with their Guardian- their place.
Lord! 6.7.. If We had sent a (message) to
6.2. He it is Who created you from you written on a (sheep's) skin, so
clay, and then granted (you) a span that they could touch it with their
of time (to live). And in His hands, the unbeliever would have
Presence, there is (still) another been sure to say: "This is nothing but
determined length of time; Yet, you sheer magic!"
doubt within yourselves! 6.8. And they say: "Why is an angel
6.3. And He is Allah in the heavens not sent down to him?" If We did
and on earth. He knows, what you send down an angel, the matter
conceal, and what you reveal, and He would be settled at once, and no
knows (what) you earn (for your relief (from pain) would be granted
deeds). to them.
6.4.. But never did even one Sign 6.9. And indeed, if We had made an
(verse) from the (many) Signs angel as it (the Sign), We should
(verses) of their Lord reach those have sent him as a man, and (then)
(who reject Faith), but they turned We would certainly have caused
away from them (the Signs of their confusion for them in a matter in
Lord). which they are already full of
6.5. Indeed, they reject the truth confusion.
when it reaches them: But soon shall 6.10. Messengers before you were
they learn the reality of what they mocked; But the mockers were
used to make fun about. surrounded and circled by the (same)
6.6. Do they not know how many of thing that they mocked.
those (who reject faith) before them 6.11.. Say: "Travel through the earth
We did destroy? and see what was the end of those
Generations We had established on who rejected Truth."
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6.12. Say: "To whom belongs all that revelation, so that I may warn you
is in the heavens and on the earth?" and all (those to) whom it reaches.
Say: "To Allah. He has inscribed for Do you really bear witness that
Himself (the rule of) Mercy; (and besides Allah there are other gods
that) He will gather you together for with God?" Say: "No! I cannot bear
the Day of Judgment, there is no witness!” Say: “But, in truth He is
doubt whatever. It is they who have One God (Ilâh, Allah), and I am truly
lost their own souls that (they) will free from (the falsehood of) joining
not believe. others with Him."
6.13. "And to Him belongs all that 6.20. Those to whom We have given
lives (or hides away) in the night and the Book (Scripture) know this as
the day. And He is the All Hearing they know their own sons. Those
(As-Sami’) and All Knowing who have lost their own souls (and
(Aleem)." they) therefore refuse to believe.
6.14. Say: "Shall I take as protector to 6.21.. And who does more evil than
myself anyone other than Allah, the he who invents a lie against Allah or
Maker of the heavens and the earth? rejects His Sign? But truly the
And it is He Who feeds but is not evildoers shall never prosper.
fed." Say: "Surely not! For I am 6.22. And one Day We shall gather
commanded to be the first of those them all together: We shall say to
who bow to Allah (in submission), those who joined partners (to Us):
and you be not of the company of "Where are the partners whom you
those who join gods with Allah." talked about?"
6.15. Say: "If I disobeyed my Lord, 6.23. Then there will be (left) no
indeed, I would have fear of the escape for them except to say: "By
penalty of a dreadful Day. Allah, our Lord, we were not those
6.16. "On that Day, if the penalty is who joined in worship other gods
kept away from anyone, it is because with Allah."
of Allah’s Mercy: And this is the 6.24. Watch! How they lie against
great manifest success, the true themselves! But, the (lie) which they
fulfillment of all desire. forged will leave them defenseless.
6.17. "If Allah touches you with pain 6.25. And among them there are
(and sorrow), no one can remove it, some who (pretend) to listen to you;
except He; And if He touches you But We have thrown veils over their
with good, He is Able (Khadir) to do hearts, so they do not understand it,
all things. and deafness in their ears; And even
6.18. "He is the One Who cannot be if they saw any of the Signs, they
resisted, (watching) from above over will not believe in it; However, when
His servants; And He is the All Wise they come to you, they will only
(Al-Hakeem), the All Aware dispute with you; The disbelievers
(Khabeer) of all things." say: "These are nothing but (fairy)
6.19. Say: "What thing is great as tales from the ancient ones."
witness?" Say: "Allah is Witness 6.26. And they forbid others from
between me and you; And this Quran him (the Prophet), and they
has been made known to me by themselves they keep away from him
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(the Prophet); But they only destroy (But) with patience and constancy
themselves, and they do not realize they withstood their rejection and
it. their harmful deeds until Our help
6.27. If you could only see when did reach them: There is no one who
they are faced with the Fire! They can alter the Words of Allah. Surely,
will say: "If only we were sent back! you have already received some
Then we would not reject the Signs tidings of those messengers (before
of our Lord, but would be among you).
those who believe!" 6.35. If their (the disbeliever’s)
6.28. No! In their own (eyes) it will rejection (of the Message) is hard on
become clear what they used to hide your mind, and even if you were able
before. But if they were returned, to find a tunnel in the ground or a
they would surely fall back to the ladder to the sky and bring them a
things they were forbidden. And they Sign- (What will be the good?). If it
truly are liars. was Allah’s Will, He could gather
6.29. And they say: "There is nothing them together to (His) true guidance:
but our present life on this earth, and So you (O Prophet,) do not be among
we shall never be raised up again." the ignorant!
6.30. If you could only see when 6.36. Be sure that those who (really)
they are faced by their Lord! He will hear, will (in fact) accept: As for the
say: "Is not this the truth?" They will dead, Allah will raise them up; Then
say: "Yes indeed! By our Lord!" He they will be returned to Him.
will say: "Then you taste the penalty, 6.37.. And they say: "Why is a Sign
because you rejected Faith." not sent down to him (the Prophet)
6.31.. Lost indeed are those who treat from his Lord?" Say: "Allah
it as a lie that they must meet Allah- certainly has the Power to send down
Until all of a sudden the hour (sign a Sign: But most of them do not
of death) comes to, and they say: understand."
"Oh! Sorrow upon us that we did not 6.38. There is not a creature (that
give any thought to it;" For they bear lives) on the earth, nor a being that
their burdens on their backs. And flies with its wings, that is not (a
truly how evil are the burdens that member of) nations (and groups) like
they bear! unto yourselves. Nothing have We
6.32. And what is the life of this omitted from the Book, and they (all)
world except play and amusement? shall be gathered to their Lord in the
But best is the Home in the Hereafter end.
for those who are righteous. Will 6.39. Those who reject Our Signs are
they not understand? deaf and dumb- Dwelling in the
6.33.. We, truly know the sorrow that middle of entire darkness:
their words bring to you: It is not you Whomsoever Allah wills, He leaves
(whom) they reject: But it is the to wander: Whomsoever He wills,
Signs of Allah, which the evildoers He places on a Straight Path.
deny. 6.40. Say: "Think you to yourselves,
6.34. Surely, (many) messengers if there come upon you the
before you were (also) rejected: chastisement of Allah, or the Hour
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(that you fear), will you then call to will any be destroyed except those
anyone other than Allah? (Reply) if who do wrong?"
you are truthful! 6.48. We send the messengers only
6.41. "No! You will (only) call to to give good news and to warn: So
Him, and if it be His Will, He will that those who believe and become
remove (the suffering) which made better (in their lives), upon them
you call upon Him, and you would there shall be no fear, nor shall they
forget (the false gods) which you grieve.
join with Him!" 6.49. But those who reject Our
6.42.. Indeed, We sent (messengers) Signs- Upon them shall the
to many nations before you, and We Punishment visit, because of their
gave the nations suffering and ungodly actions.
poverty that they may learn to be 6.50. Say: "I do not tell you that the
humble. treasures of Allah are with me, and I
6.43. When the punishment reached do not know the unseen, also I do not
them from Us, why did they not tell you that I am an angel. I only
learn to be humble? (But) instead, follow what is revealed to me." Say:
their hearts became hard, and Satan "Can the blind be held equal to the
made their (sinful) actions seem seeing man? Will you then not
likable to them. consider?"
6.44. But (even) when they forgot 6.51.. Deliver this warning to those
the warning that they had received, in whose (hearts) is the fear that they
We opened unto them the gates of all will be brought (to Judgment) before
(good) things to them, until, in the their Lord: Apart from the Lord they
middle of their enjoyment of Our will have no protector nor anyone to
gifts, all of a sudden, We called them ask for mercy (on their behalf): So
to account, when see! They were fell that they may guard (against evil
into sorrow (and suffering)! now).
6.45. Of the wrongdoers the last 6.52. Do not send away those who
remaining one was cut off. And all call upon their Lord in morning and
the Praises (and thanks) be to Allah, evening, seeking His (Divine) Face.
the Cherisher of the Worlds (Rab-ul- You are not responsible for them in
'Ala'meen). the least bit of their account, and
6.46.. Say: "Do you think that if they are not responsible for you, in
Allah took away your hearing or the least bit of your account, in case
your sight, and sealed up your hearts, that you may turn them away, and
who - Any god other than Allah - then (you) be (one) of the unjust.
Could give them back to you?" See 6.53. It is like this We have tried
how We explain the Signs (verses) in some of them by others, in case they
many (ways); (But) yet they turn may say: "Is it because Allah has
away. favored these ones from among us?"
6.47. Say: "Do you think that if the Does Allah not know best those who
punishment of Allah comes upon are grateful?
you, whether suddenly or openly, 6.54. When those who believe in Our
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Signs (verses), come to you, say: term appointed will be fulfilled; In
"Peace be on you: Your Lord has the end to Him will be your return;
prescribed for Himself Mercy: Then He will show you the truth of
Surely, in case you did evil in all that you did.
ignorance, there after you repent, and 6.61.. He is the Irresistible, (Qahhar,
amend (your conduct), then truly He Watchful) from above over His
is Often Forgiving (Ghafoor), Most servants, and He sets guardians over
Merciful (Raheem). you. At the end, when death
6.55. Like this do We explain the approaches one of you, Our angels
Signs (verses) in detail: That the way take his soul, and they never fail in
of the sinners may be manifest. performing their duty.
6.56.. Say: "I am forbidden to 6.62. Then (all) men are returned to
worship those- Other than Allah- Allah, their Truest Protector
Whom you call upon." Say: "I will (Maulâ), the (only) Reality: Is not
not follow your idle wishes: If I did, His the (total) Command? And He is
I would wander away from the Path, the Swiftest in taking account.
and (then I will) not be of the 6.63. Say: "Who is it that delivers
company of those who receive (true) you from the dark corners of land
guidance." and sea, when you call upon him in
6.57. Say: "For me, I (work) on a humility and in silent terror: ‘If only
clear Sign from my Lord, but if you He delivers us from these (dangers,
reject it, what (punishment) you we promise) we shall truly show our
would see hastened, is not in my gratitude’?"
power. The Command rests with 6.64. Say: "It is Allah Who delivers
none but Allah: He declares the you from these and all (other)
Truth and He is the Best of judges." sorrows: And yet you worship false
6.58. Say: "If what you see hastened gods!"
was in my power, the matter would 6.65. Say: "He has the power to send
be settled at once between you and serious harm to you from above you
me. But Allah knows best those who or from under your feet, or to cover
do wrong." you with confusion within the sects,
6.59. And with Him are the keys of (or conflict), giving you a taste of
the Unseen, the treasures that no one mutual evil to suffer one from the
knows but He. He knows whatever is other." See how We explain the
in land and in sea. Not a leaf falls Signs by various (symbols); That you
without His knowledge: There is not may understand.
6.66. But your people reject this (the
a grain in the darkness (or depths) of
Quran, the Message), even though it
the earth, nor anything fresh or dry,
is the Truth. Say: "The responsibility
except what is (written) in a clear
is not mine for managing your
6.60. It is He, Who takes your souls 6.67. "For every Message there is a
by the night and (He) has knowledge limit of time, and soon you shall
of all that you have done by day: By know it."
day He raises you up again; That a 6.68.. And when you see men
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engaged in useless talk about Our 6.73. It is He Who created the
Signs, turn away from them unless heavens and the earth in true
they turn to a different talk. Or if (proportions): The day He says,
Satan ever makes you forget, then "Be!", Look! It is. His Word is the
after remembering it, you do not sit Truth. His will be the Dominion the
in the company of those who do day (when) the Trumpet will be
wrong. blown. He knows the unseen and that
6.69. On their account no which is open. For He is the All
responsibility falls on the righteous, Wise (Al-Hakeem), All Aware
but (it) is to remind them that they (Khabeer) (with all things).
may (learn to) fear Allah. 6.74.. And (remember), Ibrahim
6.70. And leave (them) alone, those (Abraham) said to his father Azar:
who take their religion to be mere "Will you take idols as gods? Indeed,
play and joke, and (those who) are I see you and your people in open
deceived by the life of this world. error."
But remind (them) thereby: That 6.75. So also did We show Ibrahim
every soul takes itself to ruin by its (Abraham) the power and the laws of
own actions: It will find for itself no the heavens and the earth, that he
protector or benefactor (or might have (both) the Faith and
intercessor) except Allah: If it certainty (with understanding).
offered every ransom, (or gift), none 6.76. When the night covered over
will be accepted: Such is (the end of) him, he saw a star, he said: "This is
those who take themselves to ruin by my Lord." But when it set, he said: "I
their own acts: They will have (only) love not those that set."
boiling water to drink, and for 6.77. When he saw the moon rising
punishment, one most painful in splendor, he said: "This is my
because they continued to disbelieve. Lord." But when the moon set, he
6.71. Say: "Shall we indeed call on said: "Unless my Lord guides me, I
others besides Allah- (Such) things shall surely be among those who go
that can do us neither good nor harm- astray."
And turn (back) on our heels after 6.78. When he saw the sun rising in
receiving Guidance from Allah? Like splendor, he said, "This is my Lord;
one whom the Satans' have made This is the greatest (of all)." But
into a fool, wandering bewildered when the sun set, he said: "O my
through the earth, (with) his friends people! I am indeed free from all that
calling ‘Come to us’, (vainly) you enjoin as partners (giving false
guiding him to the Path." Say: gods for worship instead of Allah).
"Allah’s guidance is the (only) 6.79. "Surely, for me, I have set my
guidance and we have been asked to face, firmly and truly, towards Him
submit ourselves to the Lord of the Who created the heavens and the
worlds (Rab-Al-'Ala'meen)- earth, and never shall I give partners
6.72. "To establish regular prayers to Allah."
and to fear Allah: For it is to Him 6.80. His people disputed with him.
that we shall be gathered together." He said: "Do you (come to) dispute
with me, about Allah, when He
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(Himself) has guided me? I do not He gives that Guidance to whom He
fear (the beings) that you associate pleases, from His worshippers. If
with Allah; Unless my Lord wills, they were to join other gods with
(nothing can happen). My Lord Him, all that they do will be useless
masters all things in His knowledge. for them.
Will you not remember? 6.89. These were the men to whom
6.81. "And how should I fear (the We gave the Book, authority, and
beings) you associate with Allah, prophet hood: If these (their
when you do not fear giving partners descendants) reject them, look! We
to Allah without any reason having shall entrust their charge to a new
been given to you? Which of (us) People who do not reject them (the
two parties has more right to Book, and authority, and prophet
security? (Tell me) if you know. hood).
6.82. "It is those who believe and do 6.90. These were the (prophets) who
not confuse their beliefs with wrong- received the guidance from Allah:
Who are (truly) in security, for they Copy the guidance they received;
are on (right) guidance." Say: "I do not ask from you any
6.83.. And that was the reasoning reward for this: This is not less than
about Us, which We gave to Ibrahim a Message for (all the creations of)
(Abraham to use) against his people: the worlds."
We raise whom We will, little by 6.91.. They do not make the right
little: Truly, your Lord is All Wise measure of the Power of Allah when
(Hakeem), All Knowing (Aleem). they say: "Allah sends nothing down
6.84. We gave him, (and his sons) to man (as revelation):" Say: "Who
Isháq (Isaac) and Yàqoub (Jacob): All then sent down the Book (Torah) that
(three) We guided: And before him, Musa (Moses) brought? (It is) a light
We guided Nuh (Noah), and among and a guidance to man: But you
his descendants Dawood (David), make it into (separate) sheets for
Sulaiman (Solomon), Ayub (Job), show, while you hide much (of its
Yusuf (Joseph), Musa (Moses), and contents): In there, you were taught
Haroon (Aaron): Thus We do reward that which you did not know-
those who do good: Neither you nor your fathers." Say:
6.85. And Zakariyya (Zachariah) and "Allah (sent it down):" Then leave
Yahya (John, the Baptist), and Isa them to sink into idle talk and
(Jesus) and Ilyas (Elias): All in the meaningless remarks.
company of the righteous: 6.92. And this is a Book which We
6.86. And Ismail (Ishmael) and Al- have sent down, bringing blessings,
Yasa (Elisha), and Yunus (Jonah) and confirming (the Revelations)
and Lut (Lot): And to each one We which came before it: That you may
gave favor above the nations: warn the (people living in the)
6.87. (To them) and to their fathers, mother of Cities (Makkah) and all
and the descendants and brothers: around her; Those who believe in the
We chose them, and We guided them Hereafter believe in this (Book) and
to the Straight Path. those who constantly guard over
6.88. This is the Guidance of Allah: their Prayers.
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6.93.. And who can be more wicked your way with their help, through the
than one who invents a lie against dark spaces of land and sea: We detail
Allah, or says: "I have received Our Signs for (those) people who
revelation," when he has received know.
nothing, or (again the one) who says, 6.98. It is He Who has produced you
"I can reveal the like of what Allah from a single person (Adam)! Here
has revealed." And if you could only (this world) is a place of stop-over
see how the wicked (are) in the flood and (also) a place of departure: We
of agonies at death! The angels present Our Signs for people who
stretch forth their hands, (as they understand.
say), "Give up your souls: This day 6.99. It is He Who sends down rain
shall you receive your reward- A from the sky: And with it We
penalty of shame, because you used produce plants of all kinds: From
to tell lies against Allah, and some We produce green (crops), out
scornfully reject His Signs (verses)! of which We produce grain, heaped
6.94. "And look! You (man) come to up (at harvest time); Out of the date-
us bare and alone as We created you palm and its sheaths (or spathes)
for the first time: You have left (come) clusters of dates hanging low
behind all what We conferred on and near: And (then there are)
you: We do not see with you your gardens of grapes, and olives, and
intercessors whom you thought to be pomegranates, each similar (in kind)
partners in your affairs: So now all yet different (in variety): When they
relations between you have been cut begin to bear fruit and they become
off, and your (false) hopes have left ripe later. Look! In these things there
you in a bind!" are the Signs for people who believe.
6.95.. Surely, it is Allah Who causes 6.100.. Yet they make the jinns' (the
seed-grain and date-stone to split and Evil ones as) equals with Allah!
send out leaves (as it germinates into Even though Allah created the jinns';
a plant). He causes the living to And they falsely, having no
come from the dead, and He is the knowledge, give to Him sons and
One to cause the dead to come from daughters. Praise and Glory be to
the living. That is Allah: Then how is Him! (for He is) above whatever
it that you are far away from the they have described!
truth? 6.101.. He is the Originator of the
6.96. He it is that opens the day- heavens and the earth: How can He
break (from the dark), He makes the have children when He has no one as
night for rest and peace, and the sun female companion? He created all
and moon for the measure (of time): things and He is All Knowing
Such is the Judgment and the Order (Aleem) of all things.
from (Him), the Exalted in Power 6.102. That is Allah, your Lord!
(Almighty, Al-Aziz), the All There is no god but He: The Creator
Knowing (Al-Aleem) and the of all things: So you worship Him
Omniscient. Alone: And He is the Trustee and
6.97. It is He Who makes the stars (as Disposer (Wakil) of all affairs.
lights) for you, so that you may find 6.103. No vision can hold Him but
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His grasp is over all (the) vision: He came, they will not believe?"
is the Subtle (Al-Lateef) beyond any 6.110. We (too) shall give their
understanding yet He is All Aware hearts and their eyes (confusion),
(Khabeer) of all things. because they refused to believe in
6.104.. "Surely, now the proofs have this (Sign) in the first place: We shall
come to you, from your Lord, (to leave them to exceed their limits
open your eyes): If any (one of you) (and) to wander in (confusion and)
will see, it will be for (the good of) distraction.
his own soul; If any (one) will be 6.111.. And even if We did send
blind, it will be to his own (harm): I angels to them, and the dead did
am not (here) to watch over your speak to them, and We gathered
doings." together all things before their very
6.105. Like this We explain the eyes, they are not the ones to believe,
Signs by various (symbols): That unless it is in Allah’s Will. But most
they may say: "You have taught (us) of them are ignorant (towards the
properly", and so We may make the Message).
matter clear for those who know and 6.112. In this way, for every
understand. messenger, We did make an enemy-
6.106. You follow what (you) are Satans' among men and jinns',
taught by revelation from your Lord: confusing each other with flowery
There is no god but He: And turn talk, with lies that mislead. If your
away from those who join gods with Lord had so willed, they would not
Allah. have done it: So leave them and their
6.107. If it was Allah’s Will, they inventions alone.
would not have taken false gods: But 6.113. To such (an evil way), let the
We did not make you the one to hearts of those be turned, (those)
watch over what they do, nor are you who have no faith in the Hereafter:
set over them to take care of their Let them become happy in it, and let
affairs. them earn from it what they may.
6.108.. Do not be abusive towards 6.114.. Say: "Shall I try to find a
those whom they call upon besides judge (anyone) other than Allah?
Allah, lest out of anger, they may be When He it is Who has sent to you
abusive towards Allah, in their the Book, (and) explained in detail."
ignorance. So have We made They know fully well to whom We
attractive to each people its own have given the Book, that it has been
doings. In the end, they will return to sent down from your Lord in truth.
their Lord, and We shall then tell Then, never be of those (people) who
them the truth of all that they did. doubt.
6.109.. They make their strongest 6.115. The Word of your Lord
oaths by Allah, that if a (special) always finds its fulfillment in truth
Sign came to them, (then) by it, they and in justice: No one can change
would believe. Say: "(All) Signs are His Words: For He is the All Hearing
certainly, in the Power of Allah: But (As-Sami’), the All Knowing (Al-
what will make you (believers) Aleem).
realize that (even) if (special) Signs 6.116. And if you obey the most part
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of those on earth, they will lead you themselves) in there: But they only
astray from the Way of Allah. They plot against their own souls, and they
(the people) follow only (sheer) do not understand it.
imagination: They do nothing but are 6.124. And when a Sign (from Allah)
merely conjecturing. comes to them, they say: "We shall
6.117. Surely, your Lord knows well not believe until we receive one
who wanders away from His Way: (exactly) like that received by
He (also) knows well those who messengers of Allah." Allah knows
receive His guidance. best where (and how) to carry out
6.118.. So eat the (meats) on which His Mission. Soon will the wicked be
Allah’s Name has been said, if you overtaken by humiliation before
have faith in His Signs (verses). Allah, and a severe punishment, for
6.119. And why should you not eat all their plots.
the (meats) on which Allah’s Name 6.125. Those to whom Allah (in His
has been mentioned? When He has Plan) wills to guide- He opens his
explained to you in detail what is not breast (heart) to Islam; Those whom
allowed for you- Except under He wills to leave wandering- He
compulsion of necessity; And makes his breast (heart) narrow and
indeed, many do mislead (men) by tight, as if he had to climb up to the
their caprices without any sky (through his own heart): Thus
knowledge. For sure, Your Lord does Allah (place) the penalty on
knows best those who transgress. those who refuse to believe.
6.120. Keep away from all sin, open 6.126. And, this is the Way of your
or secret: Surely, those who commit Lord, leading (you) Straight: We
sin will get their due recompense for have explained the Signs for those
what they committed. who receive the warning.
6.121. Do not eat from the (meats) 6.127. For them will be a Home of
on which Allah’s Name has not been Peace in the Presence of their Lord:
mentioned: For sure, this is sin and He will be their (close) Protector
disobedience. But the Satans' always (Wali), because they practiced
inspire their friends to argue with (righteousness).
(create doubt in) you, if you were to 6.128. And on the Day, when He will
obey them, you would truly be gather all of them, (the jinns',)
pagans. together (and say): "O you assembly
6.122.. Can he who was dead, and to of jinns'! Many of you did mislead
whom We gave life, and a light by from the men." Their friends among
which he can walk among men, be men will say: "Our Lord! We
like him who is in the depths of profited from each other: But, we
darkness, from which he can never have reached (the end of) our term-
come out? Therefore, to those who Which You did appoint for us." He
are without Faith, their own actions will say: "The Fire will be your
seem pleasing. dwelling place: You will live in there
6.123. And thus have We placed for ever, except as Allah wills. For
chief leaders in every town, its your Lord is All Wise (Hakeem), All
wicked men, who plot (evil and place Knowing (Aleem)."
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6.129. And thus, We make the their ‘partners’ does not reach Allah,
wrongdoers turn to each other, whereas, the share of Allah reaches
because of what they have earned. their ‘partners’! Evil (and unjust) is
6.130. "O you assembly of jinns' and how they judge!
men! Did the messengers not come 6.137. Even so, in the eyes of most
to you from among you, telling you of the (unbelieving) pagans, their
of My Signs and warning you of the ‘partners’ made the killing of their
facing of this Day?" They will say: (own) children look nice, in order to
"We bear witness against ourselves." lead them to their own destruction,
It was the present life that deceived and cause confusion in their religion.
them. And they will bear witness If Allah had willed, they would not
against themselves that they rejected have done so: But leave them and
Faith (as disbelievers). their inventions alone.
6.131. (The messengers were sent), 6.138. By their claim, they say that
because your Lord would not destroy such and such cattle and crops, are
the townships of men for their not for general use, and none should
wrong-doing while the people (of the eat from them except those whom-
townships) were not warned. They say- We wish; Further, there
6.132. For all (men, there) are are cattle forbidden to yoke (around
degrees (or ranks) set by their deeds: their necks for work) or for burden,
And your Lord is not unmindful of and (there are) cattle on which, (at
anything that they do. the time of slaughter), the Name of
6.133. And your Lord is Self- Allah is not pronounced; - Inventions
Sufficient (Ghani), Full of Mercy: If against Allah’s Name: Soon He will
He (so) wills, He can destroy you, punish them for their own
and in your place appoint whom He inventions.
wills as your successors, (or) even as 6.139. And they say: "What is in the
He had raised you up as the wombs of such and such cattle is
descendants of other people. specially reserved (for food) of our
6.134. Surely, all that has been men, and forbidden to our women;
promised to you will come out as But if it is born without life, then all
true: Nor can you stop it (in the least have shares in it." For their
bit). falsehoods (of superstitions to
6.135. Say: "O my people! Do Allah), He will soon punish them:
whatever you can: I will do (my Surely, He is All Wise (Hakeem), All
part): Soon will you know who they Knowing (Aleem).
are whose end will be (the best) in 6.140. Indeed, lost are those who kill
the Hereafter: It is certain that the their children, with evil (and),
wrongdoers will not succeed." without knowledge, and forbid food
6.136. And out of what Allah has that Allah has made for them,
produced in plenty as crops and as inventing lies against Allah. They
cattle, they assigned Him a share: have truly gone astray and have not
And they say, according to their heeded for the guidance.
wish: "This is for Allah, and this- 6.141.. And it is He, Who produces
For Our ‘partners’!" But the share of gardens, with trellises and without
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(trellises), and date-palms, and crops (Name)." But (even then), if a person
with produce of all kinds, and olives is forced by necessity, without
and pomegranates, similar (in kind) willingly disobeying, nor going
and different (in variety): Eat from against proper limits- Your Lord is
their fruit in their season, but give Often Forgiving (Ghafoor), Most
the dues (in charity) that are proper Merciful (Raheem).
on the day that the harvest is 6.146. And for those who followed
gathered. But do not waste by the the Judaic (Jewish) Law, We did not
way of excess: Verily, Allah does not permit (animals) with undivided
love the wasters. hoof, and We did not permit them
6.142. And from the cattle (are the fat of the ox and the sheep,
some) for (carrying) burden and except what adheres to their backs or
(some) for meat: Eat from what their insides (intestines), or is mixed
Allah has provided for you, and do with bone: This is to adjust for their
not follow the footsteps of Satan: For willful disobedience: For We are
he is a well-known enemy to you. True (in Our laws).
6.143. Eight pairs (of cattle), two 6.147. If they accuse you of
(male and female): Of sheep, a pair; falsehood, say: "Your Lord is full of
And two of goats, a pair; Say: "Has Mercy, All Embracing; But His
He forbidden the two males, or the anger will never be turned back from
two females, or (the young) which guilty people."
the wombs of the two females hold? 6.148.. Those who give partners (to
Tell me with knowledge, if you are Allah) will say: "If Allah had
truthful:" wished, we should not have given
6.144. And of the camels a pair, and partners to Him, nor would our
of oxen a pair; Say: "Has He fathers; Nor should we have had any
forbidden the two males, or the two (of such) conducts." So did their
females, or (the young) which the ancestors argue falsely, until they
wombs of the two females hold? or tasted Our might. Say: "Have you
were you present when Allah ordered any (certain) knowledge (or proof)?
you such a thing?" Then who does If so produce it before us. Surely,
more wrong than one who invents a you follow nothing but
lie against Allah, to lead astray the (unsupported) thought: You do
Mankind without knowledge? For nothing but lie."
Allah does not guide people who do 6.149. Say: "With Allah is the
wrong. argument that reaches the end: If it
6.145.. Say: "I do not find in the had been His Will, He could have
message that it was revealed to me really guided you all."
any (meat) forbidden to be eaten by 6.150. Say: "Bring forward your
one who wishes to eat it, unless it is witnesses to prove that Allah did
a dead meat, or blood poured forth, forbid such and such." Even if they
or the flesh of swine- Because it is bring such witnesses, you do not be
disgusting (an abomination) or, what among them, nor you follow their
is impious, (meat) on which a name vain desires, desires of those who
has been invoked, other than Allah’s treat Our Signs as lies, and of those
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who do not believe in Hereafter: And a blessing: So follow it and be
they hold others as equal with their righteous, that you may (also)
guardian-Lord. receive mercy:
6.151.. Say: "Come, I will say 6.156. In case that you should say:
(again) what Allah has (really) "The Book was sent down to two
forbidden you from: Do not join sects before us, and for our part, we
anything as equal with Him; Be good remained unaware with all that they
to your parents; Do not kill your learned by serious study;"
children on an excuse of want- We 6.157. Or in case that you should
provide sustenance for you and for say: "If the Book had only been sent
them- Do not come near to any such down to us, we should have followed
shameful sins, whether openly or in its guidance better than they (did)."
secret; Do not take life, which Allah Now then, has come to you a clear
has made sacred, except by way of (proof, this Quran) from your Lord,
justice and law:" Thus does He and a guide and a mercy: Then who
command you, that you may learn could be more wrong than one who
wisdom. rejects Allah’s Signs, and turns away
6.152. And do not come near to the from it? In good time We shall
orphans property except to improve punish those who turn away from
it (or to make it better), till he (or Our Signs (verses), with terrifying
she) attains the age of full strength; penalty, for their turning away.
Give full measure and full weight 6.158.. Are they waiting to see if
with (total) justice- No burden do angels come to them or your Lord
We place on any soul, except that (Himself), or certain of the Signs of
what it can bear- And whenever you your Lord! The day that certain of
speak, speak justly, even if a near the Signs of your Lord do come, it
relative is concerned; And fulfill the will not do good to a soul to believe
duty (and promise) to Allah: Thus in them then, if it did not believe
does He command you, that you may before nor earned righteousness
remember. through its Faith. Say: "You wait:
6.153. And surely, this is My Way, We are also waiting."
leading (you) Straight: Follow it: 6.159. Verily, as for those who divide
(And) follow not (other) paths: They their religion and break it up into sects,
will scatter you from His (straight) you have no part in them in the least:
Path: Thus He commands you, that Their affair is with Allah: He will tell
you may be Righteous. them the Truth in the end of all that
6.154.. Then, We gave Musa they did.
(Moses) the Book (Torah), 6.160. He who does good shall have
completing (Our favor) to those who ten times as much to his credit: He
would do right, and explaining all that does evil shall be given back
things in detail- And a guide and a according to his evil: No wrong shall
blessing, that they might believe in be done to (any of) them.
the meeting with their Lord. 6.161.. Say: "Surely, my Lord has
6.155.. And this is a blessed Book guided me to a Way that is Straight-
(the Quran) that We have revealed as A religion of right- The Path
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(walked) by Ibrahim (Abraham) the the burden of another. Your goal in
true in faith, and he (certainly) did the end is towards Allah: He will tell
not join gods with Allah." you the Truth of the things about
6.162. Say: "Truly, my prayer and which you disputed."
my service of sacrifice, my life and 6.165. And it is He Who has made
my death, are (all) for Allah, the you generations, (and) inheritors
Lord (and Cherisher) of the Worlds: replacing each other on the earth,: He
6.163. "He has no partners: This am I has raised you in ranks, some above
commanded, and I am the first of others: That He may try you by the
those who bow to His Will." gifts that He has given to you:
6.164.. Say: "Shall I seek for (my) Surely, your Lord is quick in
Lord other than Allah when He is the punishment: And indeed, He is Often
Lord of all things? Every soul draws Forgiving (Ghafoor), Most Merciful
the reward of its acts on none but (Raheem).
itself: No bearer of burdens can bear **********
Sura 7. Al-A'raf, 7.7. Then surely, We shall bring up
(The heights): (Makkah, 206 (their whole story) with (full)
Verses) knowledge, for We were never absent
In the Name of Allah, the Most (at any time or place).
Gracious, the Most Merciful. 7.8. And the (weighing) balance on
7.1.. Alif Lám Mim Sád: that Day will be true: Those whose
7.2.. (This is) a Book (the Quran) scale (of good deeds) will be heavy,
sent down unto you- (O Prophet,) so shall prosper (by entering into the
do not let your heart be held back by Paradise):
any difficulty because of it- And 7.9. And for those whose scale (of
with it, you may warn (the good) will be light, will find their
disbelievers), and teach the believers: souls in contempt (and danger),
7.3. (O people!) follow the revealed because they mistreated Our Signs.
teachings given to you from your 7.10. And surely, it is We Who have
Lord and do not follow (any) other placed you (O men!) with authority
than Him, as (your) friends or on earth, and given you there the
protectors; You remember little of means to fulfill your life: Small are
the warning (given to you). the thanks that you give!
7.4.. And how many towns have We 7.11.. It is We Who created you and
destroyed (for the sins of their gave you shape; Then We asked the
people)? Our punishment took them angels to bow down to Adam, and
all of a sudden by night or during they bowed down, except Satan, he
their sleep for their afternoon rest. refused to be of those (angels) who
7.5. When Our punishment got them, bowed down.
they did not say anything except this: 7.12. (Allah) said: "What prevented
Truly, we did wrong! you (O Satan) from bowing down
7.6.. Then surely, shall We ask those when I Commanded you?" He
to whom Our Message was sent and (Satan) said: "I am better than he
those (messengers) by whom We (Adam): You created me from Fire,
sent it. and him (Adam) from clay."
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7.13. (Allah) said: "Get yourself they began to sew together the leaves
down of it (Paradise): It is not for of the Garden over their bodies. And
you to be arrogant here: Get out their Lord called to them: "Did I not
because you are of the disgraced and ask you to keep away from that tree,
shameful." and tell you that Satan (Shaitân) was
7.14. He (Satan) said: "Give me an avowed enemy to you?"
respite (rest) till the Day (of 7.23. They said: "Our Lord! We have
Resurrection when) they are raised wronged our own souls: If You will
up." not forgive us and grant from your
7.15. (Allah) said: "You be among Mercy upon us, We shall certainly be
those who have a rest." losers."
7.16. He (Satan) said: "Because you 7.24. (Allah) said: "Get yourselves
have thrown me out of the Way: down with enmity between
Look! I will lie in wait against them yourselves. On earth shall be your
on Your Straight Path: place to live and your means of
7.17. "Then I will attack them, from livelihood- For a time."
before them and behind them, from 7.25. He said: "You shall live there,
their right and their left: And You and there you shall die; But you shall
will not find most of them to be be taken out of it (the earth)."
thankful (for Your Mercies)." 7.26.. O you Children of Adam! We
7.18. (Allah) said: "Get out from it, have given you clothing to cover
disgraced and expelled. If any of yourselves (and private parts), and
them follow you- Then, surely, I will also for decoration for you. But the
fill the Hell with all of you. clothing of righteousness- That is the
7.19.. "And, O Adam! You and your best. These are among the Signs of
wife live in the Paradise, and enjoy Allah, that they may receive the
(the good things) as you like (them): warning (and advice).
But do not go near this tree, or you 7.27. O you Children of Adam! Let
will be unjust and wrongdoers (in not the Satan misguide you, in the
sin)." same way that he got your parents
7.20. Then Satan began to whisper out of the Garden, taking away from
doubts to both them, bringing openly them their clothing, to expose their
to their minds all their shame that shameful (private) parts: Surely, he
was hidden from them: He said: and his tribe (other jinns') watch you
"Your Lord asked you not to come from a position that you cannot see
near this tree, lest you should them; Truly, we have made the
become angels or such beings as Satans' as friends (only) of those
(those who) live forever." without Faith.
7.21. And he (Satan) swore to both 7.28.. And when they do a little that
of them: "I am one of the sincere is shameful, they say: "We found our
well wishers to both of you." fathers doing the same;" And, "Allah
7.22. So by lying (and deception) he commands us like this (or that):"
brought about their Fall: When they Say: "No! Allah never commands
tasted (the fruit) from the tree, their what is shameful: Do you speak
shame became clear to them, and about Allah what you do not know?"
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7.29. Say: "My Lord has ordered reciting my Signs to you- Those who
Justice; And that you give your are righteous and correct
entire selves (to Him) at every time (themselves)- For them there shall be
and place of prayer, and call upon no fear and they will not be sad.
Him, making your prayers true (and 7.36. But those who deny Our Signs
sincere) as it would be in His Sight: and treat them with displeasure and
Like He created you in the false pride- They are Companions of
beginning, like that you shall return." the Fire, to live in there (for ever).
7.30. Some (people,) He has guided: 7.37. Who is more unjust than the
Others (by their own doing) have one who makes up a lie against Allah
earned the loss of their Way; By or rejects His Signs? For such
doing that, they took the Satans', by (people), their punishment given
(their own) choice over Allah, as their must come to them from the Book
friends and their protectors, and think (of Judgment): Until, when Our
that they receive guidance. messengers (of death) come and take
7.31. O Children of Adam! Put on their souls, they say: "Where are the
your beautiful clothing at every time things that you used to call other than
and place of prayer: Eat and drink, Allah?" They will reply: "They have
but waste not by excess: For Allah left us in a difficult position," and
does not like the wasters. they will speak against themselves,
7.32.. Say: "Who has forbidden the that they had rejected Allah.
beautiful (gifts) of Allah, which He 7.38. He (Allah) will say: "You enter
has made for His servants, and the company of the peoples who
(those) clean and pure things He passed away before you- Men and
provided, for living?" Say: "In the jinns'- Into the Fire." Every time a
life of this world, they are for those new (group of) people enters, it
who believe, (and only) purely for curses its peoples of related place
them on the Day of Judgment: Thus (and time before) until they follow
We explain the Signs in detail for each other, all into the Fire. Say the
those who understand." last (group) about the first (group):
7.33. Say: "The things that my Lord "Our Lord! It is these (people) who
has truly forbidden are: Shameful misled us: So give them a double the
deeds, in open or in secret; Sins and penalty of the Fire." He will say:
lies against truth or reason; "Doubled for all:" But this you do
Assigning partners to Allah, for not understand.
which He has given no authority; 7.39. Then the first (group) will say
And saying things about Allah, to the last (one): "Now you see! You
which you do not know." have no advantage over us; So you
7.34.. To every People is a time taste the penalty for all that you did!"
period fixed: When their time ends, 7.40.. Verily, for those (people) who
they cannot delay an hour, and not deny Our Signs and treat them with
(an hour) can they advance (the end). displeasure and false pride, there will
7.35. O Children of Adam! be no opening of the gates of
Whenever there come to you heavens, and they will not enter the
messengers from among you, Garden, until the camel can pass
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through the eye of the needle: Our his marks: They will call out to the
reward is like this for those in sin. companions of the Garden, "Peace
7.41. For them there is Hell, as a seat upon you:" And at that time they will
(to hold them from below) and folds not have gone in (the Garden), but
and folds (of Fire) for covering they will be assured (of their entry).
above: Our repayment is like this for 7.47. When their eyes shall be turned
those who do wrong. towards the companions of the Fire,
7.42.. But for those who believe and they will say: "Our Lord! Do not
do righteousness- We place no send us to the company of the
burden on any soul, except that wrongdoers."
which it can bear- They will be 7.48.. The men on the heights (of
Companions of the Garden, to live in honor) will call certain (others)
there (for ever). whom they will know by their marks,
7.43. And We shall remove from saying: "What profit to you were
their hearts any left over sense of your heaps (of wealth) and your
hurt- Beneath them will be rivers haughty (and unpleasant) habits?
flowing- And they shall say: "Praises 7.49. "Look! Are these not the men
(and thanks) be to Allah, Who has whom you swore that Allah with His
guided us to this (happiness): We Mercy will never bless?" It has been
could never have found guidance, if said to them: "You enter the Garden:
it was not for the Guidance of Allah: There shall be no fear on you, and
Indeed it was the truth that the you shall not be sorrowful."
messengers of our Lord brought to 7.50. The companions of the Fire
us," and they shall hear the cry: will call to the companions of the
"Look! The Gardens before you! Garden: "Pour down to us water or
You have been made to take them anything of that Allah does provide
over, because of your acts (of for your living." (In reply) they will
righteousness)." say: "Both (water and provisions),
7.44. The Companions of the Garden Allah has forbidden for those who
will call out to the companions of the rejected Him-
Fire: "We have truly found the 7.51. "Those who took their religion
promise of our Lord to us to be true: only as amusement and play, and
Have you also found your lords were deceived by the present life-"
promises true?" They shall say: On that day We shall forget them
"Yes;" But a crier shall speak out like they forgot their meeting on this
between them: "The curse of Allah is day, and like they used to reject Our
on the wrongdoers- Signs.
7.45. Those who would make it 7.52. And, We had certainly sent a
difficult for (men) to come to the Book to them, based on knowledge,
Path of Allah, and would seek in it which We explained in detail- As a
something crooked: And they were guide and a mercy to all who believe.
those who denied the Hereafter." 7.53. Do they just wait for the final
7.46. Between them shall be a veil, completion of the event? On the day
and on the heights (of honor) will be that the event is finally completed,
men who would know everyone by those who disregarded it before will
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say: "Surely, the messengers of our good, (and) by the Will of its
Lord in fact brought true (news). Cherisher, comes up a crop (rich)
Have we nobody to speak for us now after its kind: But from the land that
(and) to intercede on our behalf? Or is bad, comes up nothing except that
could we be sent back? Then we will which is meager: Thus We explain
do (good) deeds other than our evil the Signs in many (ways) to those
actions." In fact, they will have lost who are grateful.
their souls, and the things they 7.59.. Indeed, We sent Nuh (Noah)
invented will leave them in the lurch to his people, he said: "O my people!
(and without help). Worship Allah! You have no other
7.54.. Indeed, your Guardian-Lord is god except Him. Truly, I fear for you
Allah, Who created the heavens and the punishment of an awful Day!"
the earth in six days, and then He 7.60. The leaders of his people said:
rose over on the Throne (of "Verily, We see you clearly in error."
authority): He draws the night as a 7.61. He said: "O my people! There
veil over the day, each (day and is no wandering in my (mind): Quite
night) searching the other in rapid the opposite, I am a messenger from
sequence: And He created the sun, the Lord (and Cherisher) of the
the moon, and the stars, (all) Worlds!
governed by laws of His (divine) 7.62. "I only do (my) duties for you
Order. Surely, is it not His to create from the Will of my Lord: My advice
and to govern? Blessed is Allah, the is sincere to you. And I know from
Lord (and the Cherisher) of all the Allah something that you do not
Worlds (Rab-Al-'Ala'meen)! know.
7.55. Call on your Lord (in prayer) 7.63. "Do you wonder that a message
while being humble and in private: from your Lord has come to you,
Because Allah does not love those through a man of your own people,
who exceed (their) bounds. to warn you- So that you may fear
7.56. And do not do mischief in the Allah and by chance receive His
land, after it has been put in order, Mercy?"
but call to Him with fear and 7.64. But they rejected him (Nuh)
(longing) in hope (for Him): Because and We delivered him, and those
the Mercy of Allah is close to those with him, in the Ark: But We
who do good. overcame (and drowned) in the
7.57. It is He Who sends the winds Flood those (of his people) who
like giver of happy news, coming (to rejected Our Signs (verses). They
you) before His Mercy (the rains): were truly a blind people!
When they have carried the heavily 7.65.. To the ‘Ad people, (We sent)
loaded clouds (with water), We drive Hud, one of their (own) brothers: He
them to a land that is dead, make rain said: "O my people! Worship Allah!
to fall on it; Then We produce every You have no other god but Him. Will
kind of crop with it: Like this We you not fear (Allah)?"
shall raise up the dead: In case you 7.66. The leaders of disbelievers
may remember or take the warning. from his people said: "Verily, we see
7.58. From the land that is clean and
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you are a fool, and verily, we think of Allah is a Sign to you: So let her
you are among the liars." graze in Allah’s earth, and do not
7.67. He said: "O my people! I am harm her, or you shall be caught up
not a fool, but (I am) a messenger in a painful punishment.
from the Lord (and Cherisher) of the 7.74. "And remember how He made
Worlds! you to take after the ‘Ad people, and
7.68. "I (only) convey unto you the gave you places to live in the land:
Message of my Lord: To you, I am a You built for yourselves palaces and
sincere and trustworthy advisor. castles in (open) plains, and carve
7.69. "Do you wonder that a message out homes in the mountains; So
from your Lord has come to you, remember the benefits (to you) from
through a man of your own people, Allah, and keep away from evil and
to warn you- And remember that He mischief on the earth."
made you successors after the people 7.75. The leaders of the proud ones
of Nuh (Noah), and gave you a from among his people said to those
position high among the nations. So who were known to be powerless-
remember the benefits (to you) from Those among them who believed:
Allah: So that you may prosper." "Do you know that Sálih is truly a
7.70. They said: "Do you come to us messenger from his Lord?" They
(saying), that we may worship Allah said: "We do indeed believe in the
alone, and give up the way (for Revelation which has been sent
worship) of our fathers? So bring us through him."
what you threaten us with, if you are 7.76. The proud ones said: "As our
(really) telling the truth!" part, we reject what you believe in."
7.71. He said: "Punishment and 7.77. Then they crippled (by cutting
anger have already come to you from the hamstrings of) the she-camel, and
your Lord: Do you (still) argue with proudly opposed the order of their
me over names which you have Lord, saying: "O Sálih! Bring on
made up-, you and your fathers- your threats, if you are truly a
Without authority from Allah? Then messenger (of Allah)!"
wait, I am with you among those 7.78. So the earthquake overtook
who are waiting." them while they were not aware, and
7.72. We saved him and those who they lay on their face down in their
stayed close to him, by Our Mercy, homes in the morning!
and We cut off the roots of those 7.79. He (Sálih) left them, saying: "O
who rejected Our Signs and did not my people! I did truly bring to you
believe. the Message for which I was sent by
7.73.. To the Samood (Thamud my Lord: I gave you good advice,
people, We sent) Sálih, one of their but you did not love good advisors!"
own brothers: He said: "O my 7.80.. We also (sent) Lut (Lot): He
people! Worship Allah; You have no said to his people: "Do you practice
other god but Him. Now a clear indecent acts that no people in
(Sign) has come to you from your creation (ever) did before you?
Lord! This female camel (she-camel) 7.81. "Because you practice your
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(sexual) desires on men in preference 7.88. The leaders, the proud group
to women: You are truly a people from among his people said: "O
going beyond bounds," Shu’aib! We shall really drive you
7.82. And his people did not answer out of our city- (You) and those who
except this: They said: "Drive them believe with you; Or else you (both)
out of your city: These are men who will have to return to our ways and
want to be clean and pure from sins!" religion." He said: "What! Even
7.83. But We saved him and his though we (strongly) dislike (them)?
family, except his wife: She was of 7.89. "We should really make up a
those who lagged behind, lie against Allah, if we returned to
7.84. And We rained on them a your religion after Allah has saved us
shower (of brimstone): See then, from them; And we could not return
what was the end of those who to it by any way or means, unless it
practiced sin and crime! is in the Will and Plan of Allah, Our
7.85.. To the Madyan people, We Lord. Our Lord can reach out to the
sent Shu’aib, one of their own deepest corners of things by His
brothers: He said: "O my people! knowledge. In Allah Alone is our
Worship Allah; You have no other trust. Our Lord! You decide between
god except Him. Surely, a clear us and our people in truth, because
(Sign) has come to you from your You are the Best to judge (Qha’ir-ul-
Lord! Give just (and proper) measure Fateheen)."
7.90. The leaders of the disbelievers
and weight, and do not keep away
from his people, said to their people:
from the people the things that are
"If you follow Shu’aib, be sure then
their due; And do not do mischief in
you will be the losers!"
the land after it has been put in order:
7.91. But the earthquake took them
That will be best for you, if you have without warning, and they lay on
Faith. their face in their homes before the
7.86. "And do not sit on every road, morning!
saying threats, blocking from the 7.92. The men who rejected Shu’aib
Path of Allah those who believe in became as if they had never been in
Him and searching for something the homes where the had grown up
crooked in it; Remember how you (in joy and happiness): The men who
were a few and He gave you rejected Shu’aib- Were ruined!
increase. And hold in you mind's eye 7.93. (So Shu’aib) left them, saying:
what was the end of those who did "O my people! I really brought the
mischief. Message to you for which I was sent
7.87. "And if there is a group (of by my Lord: I gave you good advice,
people) from you who believes in the but how shall I feel sad for people
Message with which I have been who refuse to believe!"
sent, and a group which does not 7.94.. And whenever We sent a
believe, keep yourselves in patience prophet to a town (and they rejected
till Allah decides between us: For He him,) We helped its people in
is the best to decide (Qha’ir-ul- suffering and misfortune, so that they
Hakeemin)." might learn humility.
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7.95. Then We changed their rebellious and disobedient.
suffering into success and joy, until 7.103. Then after them We sent
they grew and multiplied, and began Musa (Moses) with Our Signs to
to say: "Our fathers (too) had Firon (Pharaoh) and his chiefs, but
suffering and success"- Look! We they wrongfully rejected them: So
called them to account all of a (then) see what was the end of those
sudden, when they were not aware who caused mischief.
(of the situation). 7.104. Musa (Moses) said: "O Firon
7.96. And if the people of the towns (Pharaoh)! I am a messenger from
had only believed and feared Allah, the Lord of the Worlds (Rab-Al-
certainly We should indeed have 'Ala'meen)-
opened out to them blessings from 7.105. "One for whom, it is right to
heavens and earth; But they rejected say nothing but the truth about
(the truth), and We brought them to Allah! Now I have come to you
account for their wrong doings. (People), from your Lord, with a
7.97. Did the people of the towns clear (Sign): So let the Children of
feel safe against the coming of Our Israel depart with me."
anger (on them) during the night 7.106. (Firon) said: "If you have
while they slept? truly come with a Sign, show it
7.98. Or else did they feel safe forth- If you tell the truth."
against the coming of Our 7.107. Then (Musa) threw his
Punishment, in open (broad) daylight (wooden) stick (his rod), and look! It
while they played about? simply was a (huge) snake!
7.99. Did they then feel safe against 7.108. And, he drew out his hand,
the Plan of Allah? But no one can and look! It was white (lit up) to all
feel safe from the Plan of Allah, those seeing!
except those (falling) into (his own) 7.109.. Said the Chiefs of the people
ruin!] of Firon (Pharaoh): "This is truly a
7.100.. To those (people) who take (very) well-versed magician.
over the earth after its (previous) 7.110. "His plan is to get you out of
owners, is it not a guiding (lesson) your land: So then what do you
that, if We so wanted, We could advise?"
(also) punish them for their sins, and 7.111. They said: "Keep him and his
close their hearts so that they could brother wondering (for a while); And
not hear? send (out) callers to the cities to find-
7.101. Such were the towns whose 7.112. "And bring up to you all (our
story We bring to you (like this): very) good magicians."
Truly, there came to them their 7.113.. And so there came the
messengers with clear (Signs): But magicians to Firon (Pharaoh): They
they would not believe what they had said: "Of course, we want a
rejected before, thus does Allah close (suitable) reward if we win!"
the hearts of those who reject Faith. 7.114. He (Firon) said: "Yes, (and
7.102. We did not find most of them, more)- And in that case (you win),
those men (true) to their promise: you shall be (given positions) closest
But We found most of them (to me)."
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7.115. They said: "O Musa (Moses), 7.127.. Said the chiefs of Firon
will you throw (first), or shall we (Pharaoh)s people: "Will you leave
have the (first) throw?" Musa (Moses) and his people, to
7.116. Said Musa (Moses): "You spread mischief in the land, and to
throw (first)." So when they threw, give up you and your gods?" He
they surprised the eyes of the people, (Firon) said: "We will kill their male
and struck fear in them: Because children; (Only) their females will
they showed a great (act of) magic. we save alive; And we have over
7.117. And We revealed to Musa them (power) supreme."
(Moses): "(Now) throw your 7.128. Said Musa (Moses) to his
(wooden) stick:" And look! It people: "Pray for help from Allah,
swallowed up at once all the lies that and (wait) in patience and constancy:
they made up! Because the earth is Allah’s, to give
7.118. Like this the truth was proved. as a gift to such of His servants
And all that they did, had no effect. whom He pleases; And the end will
7.119. So the (great ones) were put to be (best) for the righteous."
shame there and then, and were made 7.129. They said: "We have had
to look small. (only) trouble, both before and after
7.120.. But the magicians fell down you came to us." He said: "It may be
on their face (praying) in praise and that your Lord will destroy your
appreciation (of Allah). enemy and make you the inheritors
7.121. Saying: "We believe in the in the earth; That so He may try you
Lord of the Worlds (Rab-Al- by your actions."
'Ala'meen), 7.130.. And indeed, We punished the
7.122. "The Lord of Musa (Moses) people of Firon (Pharaoh) with years
and Haroon (Aaron)." (of drought) and shortness of crops;
7.123. Firon (Pharaoh) said: "You That they might listen to guidance.
have believed in him (Moses) before 7.131. But when good (times) came,
I give you permission? Surely, this is they said: "This is due to us;" When
a trick that you had planned in the overcome by hardship, they made the
City to drive out its people: But soon reason for it to evil omens connected
you will know (what will happen). with Musa (Moses) and those with
7.124. "Be sure I will cut off your him! Look! In truth the omens of the
hands and your feet on opposite evil are theirs, in Allah’s sight, but
sides, then and I will make all die on most of them do not understand!
the cross." 7.132. They said (to Musa):
7.125. They said: "For us, we are "Whatever are the Signs that you will
only sent back to our Lord: bring, to work your magic on us with
7.126. "And you do take out your them, we will never believe in you."
revenge on us simply because we 7.133. So We sent (misfortunes) on
believed in the Signs of our Lord them: Typhoons, locusts, lice, frogs,
when they reached us! Our Lord! and blood: Signs openly self-
Pour out on us patience and explained: But they remained
constancy, and take our souls as (unjustly) proud- A people given to
Muslims to You." sin.
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7.134. And when the punishment fell (worship) that they do is useless."
upon them, they said: "O Musa 7.140. He (Musa) said: "Shall I find
(Moses)! Call to your Lord with a god for you other than the (True
virtue on behalf of His promise to and Only) Allah, when He has given
you: If you will remove the you the gift above the creations (of
punishment from us, we will truly men and jinns)?"
believe in you, and we will send 7.141. And (remember when) We
away the Children of Israel with saved you from Firon's (Pharaohs)
you." people, who punished you with the
7.135. But every time We removed harshest of penalties, who killed your
the punishment from them lasting for male children and kept alive your
a fixed time, which they had to females. And in that was a great trial
undergo- Look! They broke their from your Lord.
word! 7.142.. And We set out thirty nights
7.136. So We took the toll (penalty) for Musa (Moses), and completed
from them: We drowned them in the (the period) with ten (more): Thus
sea, because they rejected Our Signs, the term of (holy fellowship) with his
and failed to take the warning from Lord, was completed in forty nights.
them. And Musa (Moses) had instructed his
7.137. And We (still) made a people, brother (Haroon, before he went
who were thought as being rather upon the mountain): "(Take over
weak, the inheritors of lands in both and) act for me among my people:
East and West- Those lands in Do right, and do not follow the way
which, We sent Our blessings. The of those who do mischief."
holy promise of your Lord was 7.143. And When Musa (Moses)
fulfilled for the Children of Israel, came to the place set by Us, and his
because they had patience and Lord called to him, he (Musa) said:
constancy, and We brought down to "O my Lord! Show (Yourself) to me,
the ground the great works and fine that I may look at You." Allah said:
buildings that Firon (Pharaoh) and "By no means can you see Me
his people had erected (in their (directly); But look upon the
pride). mountain; If it still there in its place,
7.138.. And We took the Children of then you shall see Me." When his
Israel (safely) to the other side of the Lord showed His Glory to the
Mountain, He made it like dust, and
sea. And (here) they found a people
Musa (Moses) fell down (being)
who were completely devoted to
unconscious. When he came back to
some idols that they had his senses he said: "Glory be to You!
(worshipped) they said: "O Musa To You, I come in repentance, and I
(Moses)! Put together for us a god am the first (one) to believe."
like the gods that they have." He 7.144. (Allah) said: "O Musa
said: "Surely, you are a people (Moses)! I have chosen you over
without Knowledge. (other) men, by my message that I
7.139. "Surely, these people (from (have given to you) and by my words
here)- Will be destroyed for what I (have spoken to you): Take then the
they practice (idol worship): And the (revelation) that I give to you, and be
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of those who give thanks." 7.150. When Musa (Moses) came
7.145. And We put together laws for back to his people, angry and sad,
him (written) in tablets (of stone), said: "It is evil, what you have done
regarding all matters, both by in my place (and) in my absence: Did
commanding and by explaining all you make haste to bring on
things, (and said to him): "Take and (yourselves) the judgment (and
hold these (laws) with firmness, and anger) of your Lord?" He threw the
instruct your people to firmly follow Tablets, held his brother (Haroon) by
by the best in the standards (of (the hair of) his head, and dragged
conduct): Soon I will show you the him to himself. Haroon (Aaron) said:
homes of the rebellious- (How they "Son of my mother! Indeed, the
will be destroyed)." people truly treated me as nothing
7.146. I will turn them away from and came near to killing me! So do
My Signs (verses), those who behave not make the enemies rejoice over
with pride on the earth opposing the my misfortune, and you do not count
right- And even if they see all the me with the people in sin."
Signs (verses), they will not believe 7.151. Musa (Moses) prayed: "O my
in them; And if they see the way to Lord! Forgive me, and my brother!
right conduct, they will not follow it And admit us into Your mercy
as the Way; But if they see the way because You are the Most Merciful
to wrong, that is the way they will of those who show mercy!"
follow. (They do this) because they 7.152.. Certainly, those who took the
rejected Our Signs (verses), and have calf (for worship) will truly be
not taken the warning from them. overcome by the anger of their Lord,
7.147. Those who reject Our Signs and with shame in this life: Thus do
(these verses of Quran), and the We recompense those who make up
Meeting in the Hereafter, their (lies).
actions are useless: Can they expect 7.153. But those who do wrong and
to be given (anything) other than repent afterwards and (truly) believe-
what they have worked for? Surely, your Lord is afterwards
7.148.. During his absence, the Often Forgiving (Ghafoor), Most
People of Musa (Moses), from their Merciful (Raheem).
(own) ornaments made, the image of 7.154. And when the anger of Musa
a calf, (for worship): It seemed so (Moses) was calmed he took up the
low (and improper): (That also, it Tablets (of stone), with the writing
had a low pitch sound when struck)
upon them; (And) it was the
did they not see that it could not
guidance and Mercy for those who
speak to them, nor show them the
fear their Lord.
Way? They took it (for worship) and
7.155. And Musa (Moses) chose
they did wrong.
7.149. When they felt sorry (and from his people, seventy of his (best)
regretted), and saw that they had men for Our place of meeting: When
made a mistake, they said: "If our they were caught in severe
Lord does not have mercy upon us earthquake, he prayed: "O my Lord!
and forgive us, we shall be truly of If it was Your Will, you could have
those who perish." destroyed, much before, both them
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and me: Would You destroy us for Words: Follow him that you may be
the actions of the foolish ones among guided."
us? This is no more than Your trial: 7.159. And from the people of Musa
By it You make whom You will to (Moses) there is a community who
lose the path, and You lead whom guide and do justice in the light of
You will to the right path. You are truth.
our Protector:- So forgive us and 7.160. We divided them into twelve
give us Your mercy; For You are the Tribes or nations. We directed Musa
Best of those who forgive. (Moses) by inspiration, when his
7.156. "And grant for us that which (thirsty) people asked him for water:
is good, in this life and in the "Strike the rock with your (wooden)
Hereafter: Because we have staff:" Out of it gushed out twelve
(repented and) returned to You." He springs: Each group knew its own
(Allah) said: "With My Punishment, place for water. We gave them the
I visit whom I will; But My Mercy shade of the clouds, and sent down to
extends to all things. That I shall them (the gifts of) manna (something
grant for those who do right, and sweet like honey) and quails (small
practice regular charity, and for those birds for their food), (saying): "Eat
who believe in Our Signs;"- from the good things We have given
7.157. Those who follow the to you:" (But they rebelled); To Us
Messenger, Prophet (Muhammad), they did no harm, but they hurt their
the unlettered who can neither read own themselves.
nor write, whom they find mentioned 7.161. And (remember) when it was
in their own (books)- In the Torah said to them: "Live in this town and
and the Gospel)- For he (the Prophet) eat from there as you wish, but say
commands them what is just and the word of modesty (without pride)
forbids them what is evil; He allows and enter the gate in a state of being
them as lawful what is good (and humble: We shall forgive you for
pure) and prohibits them from what your faults; We shall increase (the
is bad (and impure); He releases portion of) those who do good."
them from their heavy burdens and 7.162. But those who exceeded the
from the heavy yokes that are upon limits among them changed the word
them. So it is those who believe in from what was given to them; So We
him, honor him, help him, and follow sent on them a misery from heavens-
the light sent down with him- It is For that they exceeded their limits
they who will prosper." many times.
7.158.. (O Prophet!) say: "O 7.163.. Ask them about the town
Mankind! I am sent to you all, as the standing close to the sea. Look! They
Messenger of Allah, to Whom transgressed about the Sabbath.
belongs the kingdom of the heavens Because on the day of their Sabbath
and the earth: There is no god but their fish did come to them, openly
He: It is He Who gives both life and holding up their heads; But on the
death. So believe in Allah and His day they had no Sabbath, they did
Messenger, the unlettered prophet, not come: Thus did We make a trial
who believes in Allah and His for them, because they were used to
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transgression. taken from them, that they would not
7.164. When some of them said: say about Allah anything but the
"Why do you teach to a people truth? And that they would study
whom Allah will destroy or come what is in the Book? And best for the
down with a terrible punishment?"- righteous is the home in the
Said the teachers: "To fulfill our duty Hereafter. Will you not understand?
to your Lord, so that they may fear 7.170. And to those who hold fast to
Him." the Book and establish regular
7.165. When they had rejected the Prayer- Certainly, We shall never let
warnings that were given to them, the reward of the righteous to perish.
We saved those who prevented evil; 7.171. And (remember), when We
But We came down upon the shook the mount over them, as if it
wrongdoers with a painful had been a cloud, and they thought it
punishment, because they were given was going to fall on them (We said):
to transgression. "Hold firmly to what We have given
7.166. When in their haughtiness, to you, and (always) remember what
they exceeded (all) that was is in there, so that you fear Allah and
prevented, We said to them: "You be obey Him."
(like) monkeys, disliked and 7.172.. And (remember) when your
rejected." Lord took from the Children of
7.167.. And (remember), your Lord Adam- From their loins- Their
did (clearly) state that He would send descendants, and made them speak
against them, till the Day of out about themselves: "Am I not
Judgment, those who would hurt your Lord?" - They said: "Yes! We
them with grievous penalty. Your testify for sure." (This is so), just in
Lord is quick in retribution (getting case you may say on the Day of
back), but (He) is also Often Judgment: "We were never aware of
Forgiving, Most Merciful. this:"
7.168. And We broke them up in 7.173. Or in case you may say: "Our
sections on this earth. There are fathers before us may have taken
among them some who are the false gods, but we are (their)
righteous, and some who are the descendants: Then will You destroy
opposite. And We have tried them us because of the deeds of men who
with plenty and little (prosperity and were useless?"
adversity): So that they might turn 7.174. Like this We explain the
(to Us). Signs in detail; And so that they may
7.169. After them succeeded an come back (to Us).
(evil) generation: They took over the 7.175.. Tell them the story of the
(holy) Book, but they chose the man to whom We sent Our Signs,
showy things of this world, saying but he let them pass: So Satan kept
(for excuse): "(Everything) will be after him, and he went astray.
forgiven for us." (Even then), when 7.176. And if it had been Our Will,
similar things came their way, they We should have raised him with Our
would (once again) grab them. Was Signs; But he was tempted (down) to
the sacred Promise of the Book not the earth, and followed his own
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useless desires. So the similarity is 7.185. Do they see nothing in the
that of a dog: If you attack him, he dominion of the heavens and the
puts out his tongue (and pants), or if earth and all things that Allah has
you leave him alone, he (still) hangs created? (Do they not see) that it may
out his tongue (and pants). That is really be that their time is nearly
the similarity of those who reject Our coming to an end? In what Message
Signs; So relate the stories; So that after this will they believe?
they may think. 7.186. For those whom Allah rejects
7.177. Evil is the example of people from His guidance, there can be no
who reject Our Signs and (they) used guide: And He will leave them
to wrong themselves. exceeding their limits, wandering
7.178. And surely, whomsoever aimlessly (without going anywhere).
Allah guides, he is on the right path; 7.187.. They ask you about the
Whom He rejects from His guidance- (final) Hour, (Resurrection)- When is
Such are the persons who perish. its appointed time? Say: "Its
7.179. We have made many jinns' knowledge is with my Lord (alone):
and men for Hell: They have hearts No one except He can say when it
with which they do not understand, will happen. Its burden was heavy
they have eyes with which they do through the heavens and the earth.
not see, and they have ears with Only, all of a sudden it will come to
which they do not hear (the truth). you." They ask you as if you were
They are like cattle- No (even) more eager in search of it: Say: "Its
lost: Because they are careless (of knowledge is with Allah (alone), but
warning). most men do not know."
7.180.. The Most Beautiful Names 7.188. Say: "I have no power over
belong to Allah: So call on Him by any good or harm to myself except as
them; And keep away from such men Allah wills. If I had knowledge of
who use vulgarity (blasphemy) in the unseen, I should have multiplied
His names: For what they do, they all good, and no evil could have
will be soon punished. touched me: I am only a Warner, and
7.181.. And of those people, We a bringer of glad tidings to those who
have created are such (people) who have Faith (in Allah)."
help (others) with truth. And give out 7.189.. It is He Who created you
justice with it. from a single person (Adam), and
7.182.. For those who reject Our made his mate (Hawwá) of similar
Signs, We shall slowly come down nature, that he might live with her (in
with punishment, in ways that they peace and love). When they are close
are not (even) aware; together, she bears a light burden
7.183. And I will grant (some) relief (and responsibility) and carries it
to them: For My plan is Mighty (and about (well and easily). When she
never failing). grows heavy, they both pray to Allah
7.184. Do they not think (deeply)? their Lord, (saying): "If You give us
Their companion (the Prophet) is not a good child, we promise we shall be
taken by madness: He is only a clear grateful."
(and an unmistakable) Warner. 7.190. But when He does give them a
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good child, they give to others a part); Instruct what is right; But turn
share (of thanks) for the gift that they away from those who are foolish.
have received: But Allah is 7.200. If a suggestion from Satan
supremely High above the partners attacks your (mind), find (your)
they ascribe to Him. shelter with Allah; Verily, He hears
7.191. Do they truly give to Him as and knows (all things).
partners’ things that can create 7.201. Verily, those who fear Allah-
nothing, but are themselves created When an evil thought from Satan
(by Him)? attacks them, bring Allah to mind (by
7.192. No help can they (the remembering Him), indeed, they see
partners) give to them, nor can they (alright again)!
help themselves! 7.202.. But their brothers (the Satans'
7.193. If you call them to guidance, among them) get them deeper into
they follow you not: For you it is the error, and never let go.
same whether you call them or you 7.203. And if you do not bring them a
hold your peace! miracle, they say: "Why have you not
7.194.. Surely, those whom you put it together?" Say: "I only follow
(people) call upon besides Allah are what is revealed to me from my Lord:
(mere) servants like you: Call to This is (only) Light, (the Quran) from
them, and let them hear your prayer, your Lord, and Guidance and Mercy
if you are (really) truthful! for any who have Faith."
7.195. Do they have feet to walk 7.204.. So when the Quran is read,
with? Or hands to hold with? Or eyes listen to it with attention, and hold
to see with? Or ears to hear with? your peace: That you may receive
Say: "Call your ‘god-partners’, plan (your Lord’s) Mercy.
(the worst) against me, and give me 7.205. And you (also, O reader!)
no relief! bring your Lord into yourselves [by
7.196. "Surely, my Protector is remembering Him, in your (very)
Allah, Who revealed the Book (the soul], with modesty and in respect,
Quran), and He protects the without loud words, in mornings and
righteous. evenings; And you do not be of those
7.197. "But those you call upon who do not listen (to warning).
besides Him (Allah) are not able to 7.206. Indeed, those who are with
help you, and indeed (even) to help your Lord (the angels), do not stop
themselves." (or hesitate) to worship Him: They
7.198. If you call them to guidance- recite His Praises, and bow down
They will not hear, you will see them before Him.
looking at you, yet they do not see.
7.199.. Show forgiveness (on your **********
Sura 8. Al-Anfal, 8.1.. They ask you (O Muhammad)
(The spoils of war): (Medinah, 75 about (things taken as) spoils of war.
Verses) Say: "(Such) spoils (of war) are for
In the Name of Allah, the Most Allah and the Messenger
Gracious, the Most Merciful. (Muhammad): So fear Allah, and
settle the differences between
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yourselves (with fairness): Obey your hearts: And, there is no help
Allah and His Messenger except from Allah: Verily, Allah is
(Muhammad), if you do believe." Exalted in Power (Aziz), All Wise
8.2. Those only are the believers who (Hakeem):
feel a tremor (and thrill) in their 8.11.. (Remember when) He brought
hearts when (the Name of) Allah is a sense of sleep over you to give you
mentioned, and when they hear His calm from Himself, and He made the
Signs rehearsed, find their faith rain to fall on you from the sky, to
becoming strong, and place (all) their clean you with it, and to remove
trust in their Lord; from you the spot of Satan, and to
8.3. Who establish regular prayer and give strength to your hearts, and to
spend (freely) from the gifts We hold your feet firmly in the sandy
have given to them for (their) living: place with it.
8.4. Like this are the true believers: 8.12. (Remember when) your Lord
They have grades of dignity with revealed (the Message) to the angels:
their Lord, and forgiveness, and "Verily, I am with you: Give strength
generous sustenance: to the believers: I will bring about
8.5. Just like your Lord commands terror into the hearts of the
you to go away from your house in disbelievers: So you strike above
(the way of) truth, and surely, some their necks and hit hard over all of
of the believers disliked it, their finger-tips and toes."
8.6. Debating with you about the 8.13. This is because they stood
truth after it was made clear, as if against Allah and His Messenger
they were pushed towards death and (Muhammad): And if any stand
they (actually) saw it. against Allah and His Messenger
8.7. And (remember), Allah had (Muhammad), Allah is strict in
promised you that one of the two punishment.
(enemy) parties should be yours: 8.14. Like this (it will be said to
You wished that the one unarmed them): "Then you taste it (the
should be yours, but Allah had willed punishment): For those who resist
to prove the Truth according to His Allah, the penalty is the Fire."
words, and to cut off the roots of the 8.15.. O you who believe! When you
disbelievers- meet the disbelievers in battle fields
8.8. That He might prove the Truth (and wars), do not turn your backs to
and prove what is false that amounts them.
to nothing, even though it may be 8.16. And if anyone turns his back on
unpleasant to the guilty (criminal) . them on such a day, unless it is a
8.9. (Remember that), you humbly plan of the war, or to come back to
prayed for help from your Lord, and (his own) army- He has indeed
He answered you (by saying): "I will drawn on himself the Anger of Allah,
help you with a thousand of the and his home is Hell, an evil refuge
angels, (coming down) ranks on to be!
ranks." 8.17. It is not you who killed them: It
8.10. Allah made it only a message was Allah Who killed them; And
of good news, and an assurance to when you threw (a handful of dust),
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it was not your act, but Allah's (act): those of you in particular, who do
So that He might test the believers by wrong: (But also the innocent and
a kind trail from Himself: Surely, weak), and know that Allah is strict
Allah is All Hearing (Sami’), All in punishment.
Knowing (Aleem). 8.26. And remember when you were
8.18. That (is so), and also because few (a small group), not well liked
Allah is He Who makes the plans through out the land, and afraid that
and strategies of the disbelievers men might rob and take you away
weak and shaky. (by force); But He provided a place
8.19. (O disbelievers!) If you had of safety for you, strengthened you
asked for victory and judgment with His help, and gave you good
(during the war), now the judgment things for living; That you may be
has come to you: If you stop (the thankful.
wrong you do), it will be best for 8.27.. O you who believe! Do not
you, and if you return (to the war), so betray to the trust of Allah and the
shall We return, and your forces will Messenger (Muhammad), and do not
not be of the least good to you even steal (or cheat) knowingly from the
if they were many times over: And things given to you in trust.
surely, Allah is with those who 8.28. And you know that the things
believe! you own, and your children
8.20.. O you who believe! Obey (descendants) are only a trial; And
Allah and His Messenger that it is Allah with Whom is your
(Muhammad) and do not turn away highest reward.
from him when you hear (him 8.29.. O you who believe! If you fear
speaking to you). Allah, He will give you a basis (to
8.21. And do not be like those who judge between right and wrong), (He
say: "We hear", but they do not hear: will) remove from you the evil (that
8.22. Verily, in the sight of Allah, the may be close to) you, and forgive
worst of the animals are the deaf and you: And Allah is the Lord of
dumb, those who do not understand, unlimited grace.
(the disbelievers). 8.30.. And (remember) how the
8.23. If Allah had found any good in disbelievers planned against you, to
them, he would truly have made put you in prison, or to kill you, or
them listen: And even if He made get you out (of your home, Makkah).
them listen, they would have only They plotted and planned, and Allah
gone back and rejected (faith). also plotted but the best of planners
8.24. O you who believe! Give your is Allah.
answer to Allah and His Messenger 8.31.. When Our verses are read to
(Muhammad) when He calls you to them, they say: "We have heard this
that which will give you life; And (before): If we wanted, we could say
know that, Allah comes in between a (words) like these: These are nothing
man and his heart, and that, it is He but old stories."
to Whom you shall (all) be gathered. 8.32. And (remember) when how
8.25. And fear the affliction (and they said: "O Allah! If this is indeed
retribution), which affects not only the Truth from You, then rain down
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on us a shower of stones from the 8.40. And if they refuse, be sure that
sky, or send us a painful penalty." Allah is your Protector- The Best
8.33. And Allah was not going to (One) to protect and the Best to help.
send them a penalty while you (O 8.41. And know that out of all the
Muhammad) were with them; And things (won in war and) those that you
He was not going to punish them may collect (during the war) verily, a
when they could ask for pardon. fifth share is to be set aside for Allah’s
8.34. But what plea do they have that cause- And for the Messenger
Allah should not punish them, when (Muhammad), and for near relatives,
they keep out (men) from the Sacred the orphans, the needy, and the
Mosque- And they are not its traveler far from home- If you believe
guardians (or keepers)? No men can in Allah and in the teachings We sent
be its keepers except the righteous; down to Our Servant (the Prophet) on
But most of them do not understand. the day of Test, (the battle of Badr)-
8.35. Their prayer at the House (of The day of the meeting of the two
Allah) is only whistling and clapping forces, and Allah is Able (Khadir) to
of hands: (And its only answer can do all things.
be), "You taste the Penalty because 8.42.. (And remember) when you (the
you lied." army of the believers) were on the
8.36.. The disbelievers spend their near side of the valley, and they were
wealth to keep (men) away from the on the far side (of the valley), and the
Path of Allah, and so will they keep caravan (of Quraish) on lower ground
on spending; But in the end they will than you. Even if you had made a
have regrets and sighs; At the end mutual time to meet (for war), you
they will be defeated: And the would certainly have failed at that
disbelievers will be brought together time: But (again you met) for Allah to
to Hell- complete an act already decided; So
8.37. In order that Allah may separate that those who died would die after a
the wicked from the good, (and the clear Sign (of Allah), and those who
impure from the pure), put the impure, lived would live after a clear Sign (of
one over another, heap them together, Allah). And surely Allah is All Seeing
and throw them into Hell. They will (Sami’) and All Knowing (Aleem, all
be the ones to have lost. things).
8.38.. Say to the disbelievers, if they 8.43. (And remember) in your dream
stop themselves (from disbelief), their Allah showed them (the enemy) to
past (actions) would be forgiven to you as few (men) if He had shown
them; But if they continue, the them to you as many (men); you
punishment of those before them is would surely have lost your courage
already (before them as a warning). and you would surely have argued
8.39. And keep on fighting them till (your) decision. But Allah saved
there is no more unrest (commotion) (you): Surely, He knows well the
or injustice (cruelty), and there exists (secrets) of (all) hearts.
justice and faith in Allah altogether 8.44. And (remember) when you met
and everywhere; But if they stop, (in war), he showed them (the enemy)
surely, Allah sees all that they do. to you as a few (men) in your eyes,
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and He made you appear as few (and death), that they smite their faces and
worthless) in their eyes: For Allah to (strike) their backs, (saying): "Taste
complete an act already decided; For the Penalty of the burning Fire-
all questions go back to Allah (for 8.51. "This is because of what your
decision). hands sent forward: Verily, Allah is
8.45.. O you who believe! When you never unjust to His servants:
meet an enemy, be firm; And stand up 8.52. "(Deeds) like those of the People
against them, and recall Allah in of Firon (Pharaoh) and those before
remembrance much so that you may them: They rejected the Signs of
prosper: Allah, and Allah punished them for
8.46. And obey Allah and His their evil acts: For Allah is Strong
Messenger (Muhammad); And do not (Qhavi), and Strict in punishment:
get into disputes (among yourselves), 8.53. "Because Allah will never
lest you lose heart and lose your change the grace which He has given
power; And be patient and to a people until they change what is
persevering (dedicated): Surely, Allah in their (own) souls: And surely Allah
is with those who patiently persevere: is All Hearing (Sami’), All Knowing
8.47. And do not be like those who (Aleem)
started (for war) from their homes 8.54. "(Deeds) like those of the People
haughtily and to be seen by men, and of Firon (Pharaoh) and those before
to want to stop (men) from the Path of them": They treated the Signs from
Allah: For Allah controls all about all their Lord as false: So We destroyed
that they do. them for their evil acts, and We
8.48. And (remember) when Satan drowned the People of Firon
made their (sinful) acts appear (Pharaoh): For they were all unjust
attractive to them, and said: "No one (cruel) and wrongdoers.
from among men can defeat you this 8.55.. Verily, in the sight of Allah,
day, while I am near to you": But the worst of animals are those who
when the two armies came to oppose reject Him: (And) they will not
each other, he ran away and said: believe.
"Surely! I have nothing to do with 8.56. They (the disbelievers) are
you; Verily, I see what you do not see; those with whom you made a
For sure, I fear Allah, for Allah is promise, but they break their promise
strict in punishment." every time, and they do not have the
8.49.. When those hypocrites (who fear (of Allah).
hide the truth), and those in whose 8.57. So if you win victory over them
hearts is a disease, say: "These people in war deal with them, and scatter
(the believers)- Their religion had them (and) those who follow them,
misled them." But if any of those who that they may remember.
trust in Allah, then surely, Allah is 8.58. If you fear disloyalty (or break
Supreme in Strength (Aziz), All Wise of trust) from any group, remind
(Hakeem). (their promise) to them, (so as to be)
8.50. And if you could see, when the on equal terms: For sure, Allah does
angels take the souls of the not love the disloyal.
disbelievers (at the time of their 8.59.. And do not let the disbelievers
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think that they can gain (over and 8.66. Now Allah has made your (task)
escape the punishment): They will easy, for He knows that there is a
never be able to save themselves. weakness in you: But (even then), if
8.60. Against them make ready all there are a hundred of you, steadfast
your strength to the utmost of your (patient and persevering) persons, they
power, including the (strong) horses will defeat two hundred of the
of war, to cause fear in the enemies disbelievers and if a thousand of you,
of Allah and your enemies, and they will defeat two thousand, of the
others besides (them), whom you disbelievers, with the approval of
may not know but whom Allah does Allah: And Allah is with those who
(indeed) know. And whatever you patiently persevere.
spend in the Cause of Allah, (it) shall 8.67.. It is not appropriate for a
be repaid back to you; You shall not prophet that he should take prisoners
be treated unjustly. of war (for ransom monies) until he
8.61.. But if the enemy shows has fought and completely won over
willingness towards peace, you (also) the land. You may wish for the
show willingness towards peace, and material gains of this world; But
trust in Allah: Verily, He is All Allah desires the Hereafter (for you):
Hearing (Sami’), All Knowing And Allah is Supreme in Strength
(Aleem). (Aziz), All Wise (Hakeem).
8.62. And if they want to deceive 8.68. If it was not for a previous
you- Surely Allah is sufficient for command from Allah, a severe
you: He it is Who has made you penalty would have come over you
strong with His help and with the for the (repayment) that you took.
believers; 8.69. But (now) enjoy what you have
8.63. And (in addition), He has as booty in the war, (as far as it is)
placed unity between their lawful and good: But fear Allah:
(believer’s) hearts: Even if you had Certainly, Allah is Often Forgiving
spent all that is in the earth, you (Ghafoor), Most Merciful (Raheem).
could not have produced that unity 8.70.. O Prophet! Say to those who
(and love); But Allah has so united
are prisoners in your hands: "If Allah
them, surely, He is Supreme in
finds any good in your hearts, He
Strength (Aziz), All Wise (Hakeem).
8.64. O Prophet! Allah is sufficient will give you something better than
for you- And for those who follow what has been taken from you, and
you among the believers. He will forgive you: And Allah is
8.65. O Prophet! Make ready the Often Forgiving (Ghafoor), Most
believers to the fight. If there are Merciful (Raheem)."
twenty from you, (who are) steadfast 8.71. But if they have evil plans
(patient and persevering) persons, against you, (O Prophet! Know that),
they will defeat two hundred: If there they have already been in treason
be a hundred steadfast persons from against Allah, and so He has given
you, they will defeat a thousand of (you) the power over them. And
the disbelievers: Because these are Allah is All Knowing (Aleem), All
the people without understanding. Wise (Hakeem).
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8.72.. Verily, those who believed, unrest (commotion) and injustice
and who left their homes (in the time (cruelty), on earth, and great
of Hijrah), and who fought for the mischief.
Faith with their property and their 8.74. And those who believe, and
persons, in the Cause of Allah, and adopt exile (by emigrating or leaving
those who gave (them) shelter and their homes), and fight for Faith in
help- These are (all) friends and the Cause of Allah, as well as those
protectors, of one another. And as to who give (them) protection and help,
those who believed but did not leave these are (all) very truly the
their homes (or emigrate in Hijrah), believers: For them is the forgiveness
you have no duty to protect them, of sins and things (of rewards) most
until they do emigrate (and come generous.
into your protection); But if they ask 8.75. And those who accept Faith
for your help in religion, it is your later on, and adopt exile and
duty to help them, except against a emigrate (by leaving their homes),
people with whom you have a treaty and fight for Faith alongside with
of mutual alliance (agreement or you, they are (also the people) from
friendship). And (remember) Allah you. But children by blood are nearer
sees all that you do. to one another (and have earlier
8.73. And the disbelievers are one rights regarding the inheritance) in
another's protectors: Unless you the Book of Allah. Surely, Allah is
(Muslims, also) do this, (by All Knowing (Aleem) of all things.
protecting each other), there will be **********
Sura 9. At-Tauba, (gathered) on, the day of the great
(Repentance), Also known as pilgrimage, (the Tenth of the month
Baráatun (Immunity): (Medinah, of Zul-Hajjah)- That Allah (and His
129 Verses) Messenger Muhammad) give up (the
9.1.. An (offer) of agreement from treaty and the) obligations with the
Allah and His Messenger (distrusted) pagans. If then, you
(Muhammad), to those of the pagans repent, (and join the believers) it will
(idolaters) with whom you have a be best for you; But if you turn away,
treaty (obligations of mutual you know that you cannot frustrate
alliances): Allah. And declare a painful penalty
9.2. Then, you (the pagans) go for to those who reject Faith.
four months, backwards and 9.4. (But the treaties of mutual
forwards, all through the land, but friendship are) not given up with
you know that you cannot frustrate those (trusted) pagans with whom
Allah but (it is) Allah, Who will you have entered into alliance (of
cover with shame those who reject friendship), and who have not later
Him. on (broken them and) failed you
9.3. And an announcement from (believers) even a little bit, nor
Allah and His Messenger helped anyone (of the enemies)
(Muhammad), to the people against you. So complete your
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agreements with them to the end of believer. It is they who have
their time: Because Allah loves the exceeded all limits.
righteous. 9.11.. But if they repent, perform
9.5.. But when the forbidden (four) regular prayers, and give regular
months are over then fight and kill charity- They are your brothers in
the (distrusted) pagans wherever you Faith: (Like this) We explain the
find them, and catch them, attack Signs in detail, for those who
them, and stay waiting for them in understand.
every stage (of war); But if they 9.12. But if they break their word
repent, and establish regular prayers after their promise, and make fun of
and practice regular charity, then you for your Faith- (Then) you fight
make it easy for them: Verily, Allah the leaders of disbelief: Their words
is Often Forgiving (Ghafoor), Most (of promise) are nothing to them:
Merciful (Raheem). Like this they may be restrained.
9.6. If one of the pagans asks you for 9.13.. Will you (believers) not fight
place of safety give it to him, so that
the people who have broken their
he may hear the Word of Allah (the
promises, plotted to drive away the
Quran); And then take him to where
Messenger (Muhammad, from
he can be safe. That is because they
are men without knowledge. Makkah) and became aggressive by
9.7.. How can there be a treaty being the first ones (to injure) you?
before Allah and His Messenger Do you fear them? No! It is Allah
(Muhammad), with the pagans, Whom you should more truly fear, if
except those with whom you made a you believe!
treaty near the Sacred Mosque? As 9.14. Fight against them! And Allah
long as these (pagans) remain true to will punish them with your hands,
you, you remain true to them: Verily cover them with shame, help you (to
Allah does love the righteous. win) over them, heal the chests of
9.8. How (can there be such a believers,
gathering), seeing that if they get an 9.15. And bring down the anger of
advantage over you, they do not their hearts. For Allah will turn (in
respect for you the ties either of mercy) to whom He will; And Allah
friendship or of promise (and treaty)? is All Knowing (Aleem), All Wise
With (words from) their mouths they (Hakeem).
invite you, but their hearts are 9.16. Or do you think that you will
against you; And most of them are be left alone, as if Allah did not
rebellious and wicked. know those from you who work with
9.9. They have sold the Signs of (their physical) strength, and take no
Allah for a small price, and (many) one for friends and protectors except
have stopped others entering His Allah, His Messenger (Muhammad),
Way: Truly, evil are the acts that and the believers? But Allah is Well-
they have done. Acquainted (Khabeer) with what you
9.10. They do not respect the ties of do.
friendship or of promise, in a 9.17. It is not for those who join gods
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with Allah, to visit maintain the sons, your brothers, your mates, or
mosques of Allah while they witness your children; The wealth that you
against their own souls as faithless. have gained; The trade that you fear
The works of such (people) have no will go down: Or the house in which
reward: And in fire they shall live. you have joy (and peace)- Are dearer
9.18. The Mosques of Allah shall be to you than Allah, or His Messenger
visited and maintained by such (Muhammad), or the hard work in
(people) who believe in Allah and His cause- Then wait till Allah
the Last Day, establish regular brings out His decision: And Allah
prayers, and practice regular charity, does not guide the rebellious.”
and fear none except Allah. They are 9.25.. Surely Allah did help you in
the ones on true guidance. many battle grounds and on the day
9.19. Do you make the giving of of (battle at the town of) Hunayn:
drink to pilgrims, or the maintenance Look! Your large numbers made you
of The Sacred Mosque, equal to (the very happy, but they did not help you
pious service of) those who believe a little bit: The land, being that it is
in Allah and the Last Day, and work wide, blocked you, and you turned
hard with their physical strength in back to withdraw (from war).
the cause of Allah: In the sight of 9.26. But Allah did pour His peace
Allah, they are not the same: And on the Messenger (Muhammad) and
Allah does not guide those who do on the believers, and sent down
wrong. forces (angels) which you did not
9.20. Those who believe, and leave see: He punished the disbelievers:
their homes, work hard with their Like this He rewards those without
strength, in Allah’s cause, with their Faith.
goods and their person, hold the 9.27. Allah will again, (even) after
highest position in the Sight of this, turn (in mercy) to whoever He
Allah: They are the people who will wills. and Allah is Often Forgiving
achieve salvation. (Ghafoor), Most Merciful (Raheem).
9.21. Their Lord gives them the 9.28.. O you who believe! Truly, the
happy news of mercy from Himself, pagans are unclean (people); So after
of His good pleasure, and of Gardens this year of theirs, do not let them
for them, where there are joys that come to the Sacred Mosque.
will last (forever): And if you fear poverty (due to
9.22. They will live in there forever. reduced trade), Allah will soon make
Surely, in Allah’s Presence is you rich, if He wills, from His
reward, the greatest (reward of all). bounty; Indeed, Allah is All
9.23.. O you who believe! Do not Knowing (Aleem), All Wise
have for protectors (and helpers) (Hakeem).
your fathers and your brothers if they 9.29. Fight those who do not believe
choose Disbelief above Faith: If any in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold
of you do so, they do wrong. that forbidden which has been
9.24. Say: “If your fathers, your forbidden by Allah and His
Messenger (Muhammad), nor accept
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(as true) the Religion of Truth, (even 9.35. On the Day when heat will be
if they are) of the People of the produced from that (very wealth) in
Book- Until they pay the dues (the the fire of Hell, and with it will be
payment for protection by the burned on their foreheads, their
Islamic regime) with satisfaction and flanks, and their backs.- "This is the
willing submission, and feel (wealth) which you buried for
themselves subdued. yourselves then you taste, the
9.30.. And the Jews say Uzair (Ezra) (wealth) you buried!"
is a son of God, and the Christians 9.36.. Verily, in the sight of Allah,
say Messiah (Christ) is the son of the number of months (in a year) is
God. That is a saying from their twelve - So decided by Him, the day
mouth; (In this) they tell what the when he created the heavens and the
disbelievers of the old (days) used to earth; Of them (the twelve months)
say. Let Allah’s curse be on them: four are sacred: That is the proper
How they are deceived, away from religion. So do not go wrong
the Truth! yourselves about it: And fight the
9.31. They hold their priests and pagans (idolaters and polytheists) all
their monks to be their lords besides together as they fight you all
Allah, and (they hold as Lord), together. But know that Allah is with
Messiah (Christ) the son of Maryam those who are pious (and hold
(Mary); Yet they were ordered to themselves back from evil).
worship only One Allah: There is no 9.37. Surely, the delaying (of the
god but He. Praise and Glory to Him: sacred months) adds to the disbelief:
(Far is He) from having the partners The disbelievers are led to wrong by
they associate (with Him). it: Because they make it a lawful
9.32. They want to put out Allah’s (month) one year, and a forbidden
Light with their mouths (by the lies (month) another year, in order to
they say), but Allah will not allow adjust (against) the number of
(it); except that His Light should be months forbidden by Allah and make
perfected, even though the such forbidden ones lawful. The evil
disbelievers may hate (it). of their actions seems pleasing to
9.33. It is He, Who has sent His them. But Allah does not guide those
Messenger (Muhammad) with who reject Faith.
guidance and the Religion of Truth, 9.38.. O you who believe! What is
to declare it over all religions, even the matter with you, that, when you
though the pagans may hate (it). are asked to go out in the Cause of
9.34. O you who believe! Truly, Allah, you stay on (tied) tightly to
there are many of the priests and the earth? Do you prefer the life of
monks, who in (their) lies eat up the this world to the Hereafter? But the
sustenance of men and block (them) comfort of this life is very small,
from the Way of Allah. And there compared with (the comfort of) the
are those who bury gold and silver Hereafter.
and do not spend it in the Way of 9.39. If you do not go forth, He will
Allah: Declare to them a most punish you with a painful penalty,
painful penalty- and put others in your place (as
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believers); And to Him you would the Last Day do not ask you for
not (cause any) harm in the least. For exemption from fighting with their
Allah is Able (Khadir) to do all goods and lives. And Allah knows
things. well those who are pious (and those
9.40. If you do not help (the Prophet, who fear Him).
it is unimportant): Because Allah 9.45. It is only those who do not
truly did help him, when the believe in Allah and the Last Day ask
disbelievers drove him out (from you for exemption and in whose
Makkah): He (the Prophet) had only hearts is doubt, so that they are
one companion (Abu Bakr): The two thrown from one side to another in
of them were in the Cave (of Thaur), their doubt.
and he said to his companion, "Do 9.46. If they had wanted to come out,
not fear, because Allah is with us:" then truly they would have made
Then Allah sent down His peace some preparation for it; But Allah
(and calm) upon him, and was against their being sent forth; So
strengthened him with forces that He made them fall behind, and they
you did not see, and made the word were told, "Sit among those who sit
(to take the Prophet’s life) of the (inactive at home)."
disbelievers completely false. But 9.47. If they had come out with you,
Allah’s Word is glorified to the they would not have added to your
highest: And Allah is Exalted in (strength) but only (have created)
Strength (Aziz), All Wise (Hakeem). disorder, going here and there in
9.41. Go forth, with light or heavy your middle and causing rebellion
(means), and work hard and struggle, among you, and there would be some
with your goods and yourselves, in from you who would listen to them.
the Cause of Allah. That is best for But Allah knows well those who do
you, if you (only) knew. wrong.
9.42. If there was (something) to be 9.48. Verily, indeed they had
gained right away, and the journey planned rebellion before, and caused
was easy, they would (all) have problems for you, till the Truth
followed you without doubt but, the came, and the Order of Allah became
distance (from Medinah to Tabuk) clear, much to their dislike.
was long for them. They would truly 9.49.. And among them is (many) a
swear by Allah, "If we only could, man who says: "Grant me exemption
we would surely have come out with and do not bring me into trial."
you:" They destroy their own souls Surely, are they not in trial already?
(by lying); And Allah does know that And truly Hell is (all) around the
they are only lying. disbelievers.
9.43.. May Allah forgive you, (and 9.50. If good comes to you, it
give you grace)! Why did you grant saddens them; But if a misfortune
them exemption (from fighting the comes to you, they say, "We really
holy war) until those who told the took our precautions beforehand,"
truth could be clearly seen by you, and they go away being happy.
and you had (also) known the liars? 9.51. Say: "Nothing will happen to
9.44. Those who believe in Allah and us except what Allah has decreed for
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us: He is our Protector:" And in said, "Allah is sufficient for us!
Allah put their trust as believers. Allah will give us from His bounty,
9.52. Say: "Can you expect for us and His Messenger (from the
(anything) other than one of two best charity): To Allah do we turn our
things while we wait for you, that hopes!" (That would have been
Allah will give to us? (Death as a right).
martyr or victory)? But we can 9.60.. Alms (goods and money given
expect for you that either Allah will in charity) are for the poor and the
send His punishment from Himself, needy, and those employed to
or by our hands. So wait, we will manage the (funds); For those whose
also wait with you." hearts have turned (to truth and
9.53. Say; "Spend (in Allah’s Cause), belief recently); For those in slavery
willingly or unwillingly: It will not (and for the freedom of captives) and
be accepted from you: Verily, you in debt; And for (fighters in) the
are a people rebellious and wicked." cause of Allah; And for the wayfarer:
9.54. And the (only) reasons why (It is so) ordered by Allah, and Allah
their offerings (and contributions) is All Knowing (Aleem), All Wise
are not accepted are: That they reject (Hakeem).
Allah and His Messenger 9.61. Among them are men who
(Muhammad); That they come to annoy (and bother) the Prophet and
prayer in laziness; And that they say, "He is all ears (listens to
make (their) offerings unwillingly. everyone)." Say, "He listens to what
9.55. So let not their wealth, nor their is best for you: He believes in Allah,
sons amaze you: In reality, Allah’s has faith in the believers, and is a
Plan is to punish them with these Mercy to those of you who believe."
things in this life, and that their souls But those who annoy the Messenger
may die as disbelievers. will have a painful punishment.
9.56. They swear by Allah that they 9.62. To you (who believe), they
are truly of you; While (in reality) swear by Allah, only to please you:
they are not of you: But they are But it is more correct that they
people (hypocrites) afraid (that you should please Allah and His
may kill them). Messenger (Muhammad), if they
9.57. If they could find a place of (also) are believers.
refuge, or caves, or a place of hiding, 9.63. Do they not know that for those
they would run there at once, in great who oppose Allah and His
hurry. Messenger (Muhammad, there is)
9.58. And among them are men who certainly the Fire of Hell? They will
speak ill of you in the matter of (the live in there. That is the lowest
distribution of) charity: If they are disgrace.
given part of it, then they are happy, 9.64.. The hypocrites (liars) are
but if not, look! They are angry (and afraid that a Sura should be sent
indignant)! down (just) about them, showing
9.59. If only they had been pleased them what is in their hearts. Say (to
with what Allah and His Messenger them): "(Go ahead with the mockery
(Muhammad) gave them, and had and) mock ! But surely Allah will
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bring to light all that you are afraid of Nuh (Noah), and Ad, and Samood
(will get revealed)." (Thamud); The people of Ibrahim
9.65. If you question them, they say (Abraham), the men of Madyan
(with force): "We were only talking (Midian), and the Cities (all)
simply and in joke." Say: "Was it at defeated. Their messengers came to
Allah, and His Signs, and His them with Clear Signs. It is not Allah
Messenger (Muhammad), about Who does wrong to them, but (it is)
whom you were mocking? they who do wrong to their own
9.66. "You do not make excuses: souls.
You have rejected Faith after you 9.71.. The believers, men and
had accepted it. If We pardon some women, are protectors, are
of you, We will punish others among supporters one of another: They
you:" (This is) because they were in enjoin what is just, and prevent what
sin. is evil: They perform regular prayers,
9.67.. The hypocrites (liars), men and practice regular charity, and obey
women, (understand) each other: Allah and His Messenger
They enjoin evil with force, and (Muhammad). On them Allah will
prevent what is good (and just), and spread His Mercy: Truly, Allah is
(they) withhold (charity) with their Supreme in Power (Aziz), All Wise
hands. They have forgotten Allah; So (Hakeem).
He has forgotten them. Surely, the 9.72. Allah has promised to
hypocrites are rebellious and believers, men and women, Gardens
wrongful. under which rivers flow, to live in
9.68. Allah has promised the there forever, and beautiful (and
hypocrites, men and women and the large) homes in gardens (the
disbelievers, the Fire of Hell: They Paradise) of eternal joy. But the
shall live in there: That is enough for greatest joy is the Good Pleasure of
them: The curse of Allah is for them, Allah: That is the supreme
and this is their lasting Punishment- happiness.
9.69. Like the case of those before 9.73.. O Prophet! Struggle hard
you, they were stronger than you (the against the disbelievers and the
hypocrites and disbelievers) in hypocrites, and be firm against them.
power, and richer in wealth and Their home is Hell- Truly an evil
children. place (to hide).
They had their enjoyment of their 9.74. They swear by Allah that they
portion: said nothing (evil), but truly they
And you have of yours, like those have told lies (and falsehood), and
before you; they did this after accepting Islam;
And you get into idle talk as they And they plotted a scheme (against
did. They, their works are useless the Prophet) which they could not
(both) in this world and in the carry out: This evil action of theirs
Hereafter, and they will lose was the only return for the bounty
(everything good). with which Allah and His Messenger
9.70. Has the story of those before (Muhammad) had made them rich! If
them not reached them? The people they repent, that will be the best for
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them; But if they go back (to their Messenger (Muhammad): And Allah
old ways), Allah will punish them does not guide those who are
with a painful penalty (both) in this wrongfully rebellious.
life and in the Hereafter: They shall 9.81.. Those who stayed behind
have no one on the earth to protect or (from the Tabuk expedition) were
help them. happy not doing anything behind the
9.75. And among them are men who back of the Messenger (Muhammad)
made a promise with Allah, that if of Allah: And they hated to struggle
He granted to them from His bounty, and fight, with their goods and
they would give (substantially) in themselves, in the Cause of Allah:
charity, and be truly from those who And they said, "Do not go out in the
are righteous. heat." Say, "The Fire of Hell is hotter
9.76. Then, when He gave them of in heat." If they could only
His bounty, they became greedy, and understand!
turned back opposed. (As if to break 9.82. So let them laugh a little: And
their promise with Allah). (they will) weep a lot: A repayment
9.77. So He punished them with for the (evil) that they do.
hypocrisy in their hearts, till the Day 9.83. If, after this, Allah brings you
when they shall meet Him: Because back to any of them, and they ask for
they broke their promise with Allah, your permission to go out (with you
(and) what they had promised to Him to fight) say: "You shall never come
and because they lied (again and out with me, nor fight an enemy with
again). me: Because you liked to sit without
9.78. Do they not know that Allah doing anything in the first place:
knows their secret (thoughts) and Then you sit (now) with those who
their secret counsels, and that Allah stay behind."
knows well (Alam-ul-Ghai’ub) all 9.84. Nor do you ever pray (the
the unseen things? funeral prayer) for any of them who
9.79.. Those who tell lies and false dies, nor stand at his grave.
stories about the believers who give Certainly, they (the hypocrites)
themselves freely to (deeds of) rejected Allah and His Messenger
charity, and who can find nothing to (Muhammad), and died in a state of
give but the fruits of their (hard) wrongful revolt.
work- So they (the disbelievers) mock 9.85. Do not let their wealth, nor
at them (the believers)- Allah will their sons (to follow them)
throw back their mockery on them: overwhelm you: Allah’s plan is to
And they shall have a painful penalty. punish them with these things in this
9.80. Whether you (O Muhammad) world; And that their souls may die
ask forgiveness for them (the by their (very) denial of Allah.
hypocrites) or not, (their sin will not 9.86.. And when a Sura comes down,
be forgiven): Even if you ask (strongly) guiding them to believe in
forgiveness for them seventy times Allah and to work and fight along
for their forgiveness, Allah will with His Messenger (Muhammad),
(still) not forgive them: Because they those with wealth and power (over
have rejected Allah and His others) from them ask you to excuse
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(them), and say: "Leave us (behind): being that they are rich. They prefer
We will be with those who sit (at to stay with those who remain
home)." behind: Allah has sealed their hearts;
9.87. They like to be with those, who So they do not know.
remain behind: Their hearts are 9.94.. They (the hypocrites) will give
closed, and so they do not their excuses to you when you return
understand. to them. (Then) you say: "Do not
9.88. But the Messenger give excuses: We shall not believe
(Muhammad), and those who you: Allah has already informed us
believed with him, worked hard and of the true condition of things about
fought with their wealth and you: Allah and His Messenger
themselves (their lives): (All) the (Muhammad) will watch your
good things are for them: And it is actions: In the end, you will be
they who will succeed. brought back to Him Who knows
9.89. Allah has prepared for them what is hidden and what is open:
Gardens under which Rivers flow, to Then He will show you the truth of
live in there forever: That is the all you did."
utmost happiness. 9.95. When you return to them (the
9.90.. And among the desert Arabs, hypocrites), they will swear to you
there were men who made excuses by Allah, that you may leave them
and came to ask for exemption (from alone. So leave them alone: Surely,
fighting) and those who lie to Allah they are intensely disliked (by Him),
and His Messenger (Muhammad and and their living-place is Hell- A
they only) sat at home. Soon, a suitable repayment for the (evil) they
painful penalty will get the did.
disbelievers among them. 9.96. They (the hypocrites) will
9.91. There is no blame on those who swear to you, that you may be
are weak or ill or (those) who find pleased with them; But (even) if you
nothing to spend, if they are sincere are pleased with them, certainly
(in duty) to Allah and His Messenger Allah is not pleased with those who
(Muhammad) no reason (for blame) (rebel and) disobey.
can there be against such as (those) 9.97.. The Arabs of the desert are the
act right: And Allah is Often worst in the lack of belief and in
Forgiving (Ghafoor), Most Merciful hypocrisy, and most likely to be
(Raheem). unaware of the command which
9.92. There is no (blame is there) on Allah has sent down to His
those who came to you to be given Messenger (Muhammad): And Allah
the mounts (for riding horses for is All Knowing (Aleem), All Wise
war), and when you said, "I can find (Hakeem).
no mounts for you," they turned 9.98. And some of the desert Arabs
back, their eyes pouring with tears of consider their payments (of charity)
sorrow that they had nothing with as a fine, and wait for disasters for
which the expenses could be met. you: Upon them be the disaster of
9.93. The reason (for blame) is Evil: And Allah is He Who hears and
against those who want exemption
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knows (all things). (Aleem).
9.99. But some of the desert Arabs 9.104.. Do they not know that Allah
(do) believe in Allah and the Last does accept repentance from His
Day, and look on their payments as (true) worshipers and receives their
gifts that bring them nearer to Allah gifts of charity, and that surely, Allah
and get the prayers of the Messenger is He, the forgiving Who accepts
(Muhammad). Yes, truly they will repentance, Most Merciful (Raheem).
bring them nearer (to Allah): Allah 9.105. And say: "Work
will bring them in His Mercy: (righteousness): Soon will Allah look
Surely, Allah is Often Forgiving at your work, and His Prophet
(Ghafoor), Most Merciful (Raheem). (Muhammad), and the believers:
9.100.. The foremost leaders (of Soon you will be brought back to the
Islam)- The first of those who left All Knower of what is hidden and
(their homes) and of those who gave what is open: Then He will show you
them help, and (also) those who the truth of all that you did."
followed them in good deeds- Allah 9.106. And there are (also) others,
is very pleased with them, as are they kept in suspense about the Command
(are also pleased) with Him: He has of Allah, whether He will punish
prepared for them (the Paradise) them, or turn in forgiveness to them:
Gardens under which rivers flow, to And Allah is All Knowing (Aleem),
live in there forever: That is the All Wise (Hakeem).
utmost happiness. 9.107.. And there are those who built
9.101.. And among some of the a mosque by the way of mischief and
desert Arabs around you are without (true) faith- To divide the
hypocrites, as well as (desert Arabs) believers- And in preparation for one
from the Medinah folk: They are who fought against Allah and His
firm in (their) hypocrisy: You do not Messenger (Muhammad) before.
know them: (But) We know them: Truly, they will swear that their
We shall punish them twice: And intention is nothing but good; But
also they shall be sent to a painful Allah declares that they are surely
Penalty. liars.
9.102. And (some) others have 9.108. You do not ever stand forth in
agreed to their wrong doings: They there. Indeed, there is a mosque
have mixed a good deed with another whose foundation was laid from the
that was evil. Perhaps Allah will turn first day on devotion (to Allah); It is
to them (in forgiveness): Surely, more worthy of your standing forth
Allah is Often Forgiving (Ghafoor), (for prayer) in there. In it are men
Most Merciful (Raheem). who love to be purified and cleansed;
9.103. From their goods (you) take And Allah loves those who become
charity, like this you might purify pure and clean.
and cleanse them holy; And pray for 9.109. Then, who is best? He (the
them. Surely your prayers bring one) who lays the foundation of his
peace to them: And Allah is All building (home) on devotion to Allah
Hearing (Sami’), All Knowing and His Good Pleasure? or he who
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lays the foundation of his building on prayed for his fathers’ forgiveness
a weak sand-hill ready to break to only because of a promise he
pieces? And it (the mosque) does (Ibrahim) had made to him (his
break to pieces with him, into the fire father). But when it became clear to
of Hell. And Allah does not guide him (Ibrahim) that he (his father)
people who do wrong. was an enemy of Allah, he (Ibrahim)
9.110. The foundation of those who broke ties from him (his father):
build like this is never free from Surely, Ibrahim (Abraham) was most
doubt and shakiness in their hearts, kind, forgiving.
until their hearts are cut to pieces. 9.115. And Allah will not lead astray
And Allah is All Knowing (Aleem), a people after He has guided them,
All Wise (Hakeem). so that He may make clear to them
9.111.. Verily, Allah bought from the what to fear (and to avoid)- Surely,
believers their persons and their Allah is All Knowing (Aleem) of all
goods for (the price) that for them (as things.
9.116.. Indeed, to Allah belongs the
a return) shall be the Garden (of
kingdom of the heavens and the
Paradise): They fight in His cause, so
earth. He gives life and He causes
they kill and are killed: A promise death. Except for Him you have no
binding upon Him in truth; It is in protector nor helper.
the Torah [of Musa (Moses)], the 9.117. Allah turned with forgiveness
Gospel [of Isa (Jesus)], and the to the Prophet, the Mahajirs (leaving
Quran (revealed to the Prophet Makkah with the Prophet), and the
Muhammad). And who is truer to his Ansar (hosting the Prophet in
promise than Allah? Then feel happy Medinah)- Who followed him in a
in the bargain that you have ended: time of difficulty (to Tabuk),
That is the greatest success. afterwards the hearts of some of
9.112. Those who turn (to Allah) them nearly turned away (from
with repentance; Who worship Him, duty); But He turned to them (also
and (who) praise Him; Who wander with forgiveness): Certainly, He is to
in love for the cause of Allah; Who them Most Kind (Ra'uf), Most
bow down, prostrate themselves in Merciful (Raheem).
prayer; Who reinforce good and 9.118. And (Allah also turned with
prevent evil; And who stay within forgiveness to) the three (Ka’b bin
the limits set by Allah- (These are Malik, Hilal bin Umayyah and
the happiest people). So proclaim the Murarah bin Ar-Rabi; All from the
glad news to the believers. Ansar people) who stayed behind
9.113.. It is not (proper), for the (from the Tabuk expedition); (They
Prophet and those who believe, that felt guilty) so much that the earth
they should pray for forgiveness for seemed small to them, in spite of all
polytheists (pagans), even though its space, and their (very) souls
they are of kin, after it is clear to seemed narrow to them- And they
them that they are dwellers of the felt that there was no running from
Fire (having died as disbelievers). Allah (and no home or shelter)
9.114. And Ibrahim (Abraham) except to Himself. Then He forgave
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them, that they might repent: Verily, close to you, and let them find
Allah is He Who accepts repentance strength in you: And know that Allah
(Tawwab), Most Merciful (Raheem). is with those who fear Him.
9.119.. O you who believe! Fear 9.124. And whenever a Sura comes
Allah and be with those who are true; down, some of them say: "Which of
(In their words and their deeds). you had his faith increased by it?"
9.120. It was not befitting for the Yes, those who believe- Their faith is
people of Medinah and the Bedouin increased, and they become happy.
Arabs from around (Medinah) to 9.125. But those in whose hearts is a
refuse to follow Allah’s Messenger sickness- It will (only) add doubt to
(Muhammad), nor to prefer their their doubt, and they will die in a
own lives to his life: Because state of unbelief.
nothing could they suffer or do, 9.126. Do they not see that they are
except that it would be (added) to tried every year once or twice? Yet
their credit as an act of they do not turn in repentance, and
righteousness- Whether they felt they do not pay attention (to what
thirst, or (felt) tired, or hunger, in they do).
Allah’s Cause, or taken to the road to 9.127. And whenever a Sura (or
cause anger to the disbelievers, or Chapter in the Quran) comes down,
taken any (tiny) injury from an they (the hypocrites) see each other,
enemy: Surely, Allah does not let the (saying), "Does anyone see you?"
reward to be lost by those who do (And) then they turn away: Allah has
good- turned their hearts (away from Light)
9.121. Nor do they spend anything because they are a people who do not
(for Allah’s Cause) small or large (in understand.
contribution), nor cut across a valley 9.128.. Now a messenger (the
(in courage) that the action is written Prophet) has come to you from
to their credit; So that Allah may yourselves: It grieves him that you
repay for the best (reward) of their should suffer or be injured: He is
actions that they used to do. extremely thoughtful (eager and
9.122.. And it is improper for (all) caring) for you: For the believers, he
the believers to go away together (for is kind, merciful and full of pity.
Jihad). A (small) section from every 9.129. But (yet) if they turn away,
expedition should remain behind, so say: "Allah is enough for me: There
they could devote themselves to is no god but He: I put my trust in
studies in religion, and warn the Him- And He is the Lord of the
people when they returned to them- Mighty (and Supreme) Throne (Rab-
That, thus they may guard ul Arsh Al-Azeem)!"
themselves (against evil). **********
9.123.. O you who believe! Fight
such of the disbelievers who are
Sura 10. Yunus, 10.1.. Alif Lám Ra: These are the
(Jonah): (Makkah, 109 Verses) verses from the Book of Wisdom (the
In the Name of Allah, the Most Quran).
Gracious, the Most Merciful. 10.2. Is it a matter of wonder for men
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that We have sent Our revelation to a but are happy and content with the
man (who is) from themselves? life of the world (and present), and
(Declaring) that he should warn those who do not pay attention to
Mankind (of the danger), and give the Our Signs-
good news to the believers that they 10.8. (For those), their home is the
have before their Lord the highest Fire, because of the (evil) they have
Rank of Truth. (But) the disbelievers earned.
say: "This (man, the Prophet) is clearly 10.9. Verily, those who believe, and
a magician!" work righteousness- Their Lord will
10.3. Surely, your Lord is Allah, Who guide them through their Faith:
created the heavens and the earth in six Beneath them will flow rivers in
Days- And then rose over the Throne Gardens (the Paradise) of delight.
(of power), regulating and governing all 10.10. In there, their cry will be:
things. No intercessor (or pleader can "Glory to You, O Allah!" And
request from Him) except after His "Peace" will be their greeting in
permission (is given to him). This is there! And the close (echo) of their
Allah your Lord; Therefore Him, you voice will be: "Praise be to Allah, the
worship: Will you not remember (to Cherisher and Sustainer of the
take the guidance)? Worlds, (Rab-Al-'Ala'meen)!"
10.4. To Him will be your return- All 10.11. And if Allah were to bring
of you. The Promise of Allah is true forward for men the bad (that they
and sure. It is He Who begins the have earned) as they would happily
process of creation, and repeats it, that hasten on the good- Then their
He may reward with justice those who period of rest will be settled at once.
believe and work righteousness; But But We leave those who do not keep
those who reject (and disbelieved) him their hope on their meeting with Us,
will have streams of boiling liquids (to in their sins, wandering about being
drink), and a painful penalty because lost.
they rejected Him. 10.12. And when trouble touches a
10.5. It is He Who made the sun to be man, he cries to Us (in many ways)-
a shining glory and the moon to be a Lying down on his side, or sitting, or
light (of beauty), and set out the phases standing. But when We have solved
for it; So that you may know the his trouble, he goes on his way as if
number of years and count (the time). he never cried to Us for the trouble
Allah did not create this except in truth that had touched him! Thus the
and righteousness. (Like this) He actions of who exceed their limits
explains His Signs in detail, for look all right in their (own) eyes!
people(s) who have knowledge. 10.13.. And indeed, generations
10.6. Surely, in the changing of the before you We have destroyed when
night and day, and in all that Allah has they did wrong: Their messengers
created, in the heavens and the earth, came to them with Clear Signs, but
(there) are Signs for those who fear they would not believe! Like this We
Him. repay the sinners (and criminals)!
10.7. Verily, those who do not keep 10.14. Then after them, We made
their hope on their meeting with Us, you the successors generations after
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generations to take over the land, to sorrow) has touched them, they start
see how you will behave! to plot against Our Signs! Say:
10.15. And when Our Clear Signs "Allah! Is swifter to plan." Surely,
(verses) are rehearsed on them, those Our messengers write down all the
who do not keep their hope on their plots that you make!
meeting with Us, say: "Bring to us a 10.22. It is He, Who enables you to
Quran other than this, or change travel by land and sea; So that when
this," say: "It is not for me, to change you get into ships- They (the ships)
it by myself: I follow nothing except sail with them by the right wind, and
what is made known to me: If I was they become happy with it; Then
to disobey my Lord, I should fear the comes a stormy wind and the waves
penalty of a Great Day." come to them from every side, and
10.16. Say: "If Allah had so willed, I they think they are being overcome:
should not have delivered it to you, Then they cry to Allah, truly offering
nor would He have made it known to (their) duty to Him, saying, "If You
you. Surely, a whole life-time before save us from this, we shall truly
now, I have been with you: Then will show our thanks!"
you not understand? 10.23. But when He saves them,
10.17.. Who do more wrong than behold! They exceed all limits
those who make up a lie against proudly on earth against the right! O
Allah, or deny His Signs? But those Mankind! Your insolence is against
who sin will never prosper. your own souls, an enjoyment of the
10.18. Besides Allah, they worship life of the present! To Us is your
things that do not hurt them, nor help return, in the end; And We shall
them, and they say: "These are our show you the truth of all that you
intercessors (helpers) with Allah." did.
Say: "Do you really tell Allah 10.24.. Verily, the life of the present
something that He does not know, in is like the rain which We send down
the heavens or on earth? Glory to from the skies: With its occurrence
Him! And High is He above the come the crops of the earth- Which
partners they ascribe (to Him)!" provide food for men and animals:
10.19. Mankind was only one nation, (They grow) till the earth wears its
but differed later. If it was not golden ornament and is strung out (in
because of a Word from your Lord beauty): The people to whom it
that came before their differences belongs think they have all the
would have been settled between control over it (the earth): (However)
them. by night or by day, Our Command
10.20. And they say: "Why is a Sign reaches it and We make it like a
not sent down to them from their harvest (crop) cleanly cut, as if it had
Lord?" Say: "The Unseen is only for not flourished the day before! Like
Allah (to know). Then you wait: I this We explain in detail Our Signs
will also wait with you." for those who meditate.
10.21.. And then We make Mankind 10.25. But Allah does call (you) to
taste of some mercy after pain (and the Home of Peace: He does guide
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whom He pleases to the Straight "Allah!" Say: "Then will you not
Path. show piety (to Him)?"
10.26. To those who do right is a 10.32. Such is Allah, your true
good (reward)- Yes, more (than that), Cherisher and Sustainer: Apart from
no darkness, no dust, nor shame shall Truth, what (remains) but wrong?
be over their faces! They are the Then why are you turned away?
companions of the Garden; In there 10.33. It is (indeed) the Word of the
they will live (for ever)! Lord (always) proved true against
10.27. But those who have earned those who rebel: Surely they will not
evil deeds will have a repayment of believe.
like evil: And (humiliating) shame 10.34. Say: "Of your 'partners' can
and dishonor will cover their (faces): anyone originate creation and repeat
None will they have to save from it?" Say: "It is Allah Who begins
(the anger of) Allah: Their faces will creation and repeats it: Then why are
be covered, so to say, with pieces of you deceived away (from the truth)?"
the deep darkness of Night: They are 10.35. Say: "From your 'partners', is
the companions of the Fire: In there there any that can give any guidance
they will live forever! towards Truth?" Say: "It is Allah
10.28. And one Day, We shall gather Who gives guidance towards Truth.
them all together- Then We shall say Then, is He Who gives guidance to
to those who joined gods (with Us): truth more worthy to be followed, or
"(Go) to your place! You and those he who does not find guidance (for
you joined as 'partners'." Then We himself) unless he is guided? What
shall separate them, and their then is the matter with you? How do
'partners' shall say: "It was not us you judge?"
that you used to worship! 10.36. And most of them follow
10.29. "Allah is enough as a witness nothing but (their) wishes: Truly,
between us and you: Truly we did wishes can be of no use against
not know anything of your worship Truth. Surely, Allah is well aware of
of us!" all that they do.
10.30. In there, every soul will know 10.37. And this Quran is not like
(the fruits of) the deeds it sent anything that can be produced by
before: They will be brought back to (anyone) other than Allah; But (for
Allah their rightful Lord, and their sure), it confirms the (revelations)
lies (the ‘partners’ that they) that went before it, and a more
invented will leave them without complete explanation of the Book- In
(help or) support. which there is no doubt- From the
10.31.. Say: "Who is it that provides Lord of the Worlds.
you (for life) from the sky and from 10.38. Or do they (the disbelievers)
the earth? Or who is it that has power say, "He made it up?" Say: "Bring
over hearing and sight? And who is it then a Sura of its like, and call (for
that brings out the living from the your help) anyone you can, besides
dead, and the dead from the living Allah, if it is that you speak the
and who is it that rules and controls truth!"
all affairs?" They will soon say, 10.39. No! They say it is false that
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whose knowledge they cannot messenger has come (and told them),
understand, even before its proof has the matter will be decided between
reached them: Like this did those them justly, and they will not be
before them accuse as false: But see wronged.
what was the end of those who did 10.48. And they say: "When will this
wrong! promise come true- If you (really)
10.40. And of them there are some tell the truth?"
who believe in it, and (there are) 10.49. Say: "I have no power over
some who do not (believe): And your any harm or gain to myself except as
Lord knows best those who are there Allah wills. A term is fixed for every
to make mischief. people: When their term is come,
10.41. If they accuse you with lies, say they can not postpone it by an hour,
(to them): "My work is for me, and nor can they advance (it by an
yours is for you! You are free from hour)."
responsibility about what I do, and I 10.50. Say: "Do you see- If the
(am free from responsibility) about punishment from Him should come
what you do!" to you by night or by day- Which
10.42. And among them are some part of it (punishment) would the
who (show as if they) listen to you: sinners want to hasten?
But can you make the deaf to hear- 10.51. "At last, would you then
Even though they do not understand? believe in it, when it actually comes
10.43. And among them are some true?" (It will then be said:) "Well
who look at you: But can you guide now? And you wanted to hasten it
the blind- Even though they will not on!"
see? 10.52. In the end, (it) will be said to
10.44. Surely, Allah will not deal them, the wrongdoers: "You taste the
unjustly with (any) man in the least lasting punishment! You get only the
bit: It is man who does wrong to his repayment of what you earned!"
own soul. 10.53. And they would like to be told
10.45. And on the Day, when He will by you: "Is that true?" Say: "Yes! By
gather them together: (It will be) as if my Lord! It is the very truth! And
they had not stayed except by an you cannot escape from it!"
hour of a day: They will recognize 10.54. And every soul that has
each other: Surely, those will be lost sinned, if it had all (the treasure) that
who denied the meeting with Allah is on earth; It would gladly give it
and refused to receive Guidance. (the treasure) in ransom: (But it will
10.46. Whether We show you (in this not be accepted, such souls), they
life) some part of what We promise would declare (their) repentance
them (that is the punishment)- Or We when they see the Penalty: But the
take (back your) soul- (to Our Mercy judgment between them will be just,
before that) in any case, their return and no wrong will be done to them.
is to Us: In the end, Allah is witness 10.55. Is it not that to Allah belongs
to all that they used to do. whatever that is in the heavens and
10.47.. And for every nation a on the earth? Is it not that Allah’s
messenger was sent when their promise is definitely true? But most
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of them do not understand. 10.63. (They are) those who believe
10.56. It is He Who gives life and and guard against evil: - And fear
Who causes death, and to Him, all of Allah
you shall be brought back. 10.64. For them is happy news, in
10.57.. O Mankind! There has come the present life and in the Hereafter:
good advice (and guidance) to you There can be no change in the Words
from your Lord and a cure for (what of Allah. This is truly the supreme
is) in your breasts (hearts)- And for (and greatest) happiness.
those who believe, a Guidance and a 10.65. Do not let their (disbelievers)
Mercy. talk make you sad: Because all the
10.58. Say: "In the Bounty of Allah power and honor belongs to Allah:
and in His Mercy- In that let them He is All Hearing (Sami’), All
find joy (and happiness):" That is Knowing (Aleem).
better than (the wealth) they 10.66. Look! Surely to Allah belong
(greedily) save. all creatures in the heavens and on
10.59. Say: "Do you see what the earth. And those (disbelievers)
provision Allah has sent down to you who worship others beside Allah, do
for your living? And you make not indeed, follow the ‘partners’;
(some) unlawful (from the provision) They follow nothing but (false)
and (you make some things) lawful." thoughts, and they (say) nothing but
Say: "Has Allah really permitted lies.
you, or do you make up (things) to 10.67. It is He Who has made the
attribute to Allah?" night for you so that you may rest in
10.60. And what do those who make it, and the day to make things to be
up lies against Allah, think of the seen (by you). Surely in this are
Day of Judgment? Surely, Allah is (His) Signs for those who listen (to
full of Bounty to mankind, but most His Message).
of them are ungrateful. 10.68. They say, "Allah has fathered
10.61.. Whatever business you may a son!"- Glory be to Him! He (Allah)
be in- Whatever part of the Quran is Self-Sufficient! His are all things
you may be saying- And whatever in the heavens and on earth! No
act you may be doing- Still, We are reason do you have for this (lie about
witnesses to them (all); When you Allah)! Do you say about Allah what
are deep in thought about them. And you do not know?
there is nothing (as little as) the 10.69. Say: "Verily, Those who
weight of an atom that is hidden make up a lie against Allah will
from your Lord on the earth or in the never succeed."
heaven. And not the least, and not 10.70. (A little) enjoyment in this
the greatest of these things happen world! And then, their return will be
except what are recorded in a clear to Us. Then We shall make them
Record. taste the harshest penalty for their
10.62. Look! Surely upon the friends lies (and falsehood about Allah).
and allies of Allah, no fear shall 10.71.. And recite to them the story
befall upon them; Nor they shall of Nuh (Noah). When he said to his
grieve; people: "O my people! If it is
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difficult for your (minds) that I (actually) come to you? Is this (like)
should stay (with you) and tell (you) magic? But magicians will not
the Signs of Allah- Still I put my prosper."
trust in Allah, then you get an 10.78. They said: "Have you come to
agreement about your plan and us to turn us away from the way
among your 'partners', so that your (that) we found our fathers
plan for you is not dark and dubious. following- So that you two, (Musa)
Then pass your judgment about me, and your brother (Haroon) may have
and give me no (special) fame in the land? But we shall not
consideration or relief. believe in you!"
10.72. "But if you can not do this, 10.79. And said Firon (Pharaoh):
(then remember): I have asked no "Bring me every magician who is
reward from you: My reward is to very good (in magic)."
come only from Allah, and I have 10.80. And when the magicians
been ordered to be from those came, Musa (Moses) said to them:
(people) who bow (down) to Allah’s "You throw whatever you (want) to
Will (in Islam)." throw!"
10.73. They rejected him, but We 10.81. When they finished their
saved him, and those with him in the throw, Musa (Moses) said: "What
Ark, and We made them take over you have brought is magic: Surely,
(the earth), generation replacing one Allah will make it have no effect:
after another while We overpowered Verily, Allah does not grant success
in the Flood those who rejected Our to the work of those who do evil and
Signs (verses). Then, see what was mischief."
the end of those who were warned. 10.82. And by His Words, Allah
(But did not pay attention)! proves and establishes His Truth,
10.74.. Then after him, We sent however much the sinners may
messengers to their people: They dislike it!
(messengers) brought them clear 10.83.. But no one believed in Musa
proofs (of Allah), but they would not (Moses) except some offspring of his
believe what they had already people, because of the fear of men,
rejected before. Like this, We do Firon (Pharaoh) and his chiefs, in
close the hearts of those who case they should punish them; And
transgress their limits. Firon (Pharaoh) was really arrogant
10.75. Then after them We sent and cruel on the earth and one who
Musa (Moses) and Haroon (Aaron) exceeded all limits.
to Firon (Pharaoh) and his chiefs 10.84. Musa (Moses) said: "O my
with Our Signs (verses), but they People! If you (really) believe in
were proud: They were people in sin Allah, then put your trust in Him
(and crime). (and) you bow (to His Will) if you
10.76. So when the Truth did come are Muslims.”
to them from Us, they said: "This is 10.85. They said: "We do put our
really clear magic!" trust in Allah. Our Lord! Do not
10.77. Musa (Moses) said: "Do you make us a trial for those who act in
say (this) about Truth when it has cruelty and who are the wrongdoers;
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10.86. "And with Your Mercy, save of the best (kind): It was after
us from those who reject (You)." wisdom had been given to them, that
10.87.. And We inspired Musa they divided into (various) groups.
(Moses) and his brother with this Surely, Allah will judge among them
message: "Make homes for your about their groups, on the Day of
people in Egypt, make your homes Judgment.
into places of worship, and practice 10.94. If you were in doubt about
regular prayers: And give the happy what We have revealed to you, then
news to those who believe!" ask those who have been reading the
10.88. Musa (Moses) prayed: "Our Book from before you: Verily, the
Lord! You have truly granted to Truth has really come to you from
Firon (Pharaoh) and his Chiefs fame your Lord: So do not be in any way
and wealth in the life of the present, of those in doubt.
and so our Lord, they mislead 10.95. And do not be of those who
(others) from Your Path. Our Lord! reject the Signs (verses) of Allah, or
Destroy the power of their wealth, you shall be of those who will perish.
and send hardness (and suffering) to 10.96.. Truly, those against whom
their hearts, so much so they will not the Word of the Lord has been
believe till they have seen the great proved, (also) would not believe-
penalty." 10.97. Even if every Sign was
10.89. Allah said: "Your prayer is brought to them- Until they
accepted (O Musa and Haroon)! So (themselves) see the great penalty.
you stand straight, and do not follow 10.98. Was there not a single
the path of those who do not know." township of people (among those We
10.90.. And We took the Children of warned), which believed- So that its
Israel across the sea: Firon (Pharaoh) faith should have helped it- Except
and his armies followed them with the people of Yunus (Jonah)? When
pride and anger. At the end, when they believed, We removed from
overpowered with flood, he said: "I them the penalty of dishonor in the
believe that there is no god except present life, and let them to enjoy
He in Whom the Children of Israel (their lives) for a while.
believe: I am of those who bow (to 10.99.. If it had been your Lords Will
Allah in Islam)." all of them would have believed- All
10.91. (It was said to him:) Oh now! who are on earth! (But) will you then
But just a little while before, you were compel mankind, against their will,
in (angry) revolt! And you did to believe?
mischief (and violence)! 10.100. No soul can believe, except
10.92. This day We shall save you in by the Will of Allah, and He will
(your dead) body, so that you may be place (basic) doubt on those who will
a sign to those who come after you! not understand.
But surely, many from the mankind 10.101. Say: "Behold! All that is in
are careless of Our Signs! the heavens and on the earth;" But
10.93.. We made home for the neither Sign nor warners can help
Children of Israel in a beautiful place those who do not believe.
to live, and gave to them sustenance 10.102. Then do they expect
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(anything) different from (what those who do wrong.' "
happened in) the days of men who 10.107. And if Allah touches you
passed away before them? Say: with harm, there is no one who can
"Then you wait: Because I, also, will remove it except He: And if He plans
wait with you among those who some benefit for you, then there is no
wait." one who can keep back His mercy:
10.103. In the end We save Our He makes it reach whoever of His
messengers and those who believe: servants that He pleases. And He is
Thus it is right on Our part that We the Often Forgiving (Al-Ghafoor),
should save those who believe! the Most Merciful (Ar-Raheem).
10.104.. Say (O Muhammad): "O 10.108. Say: "O you men! Now the
you men! If you are in doubt about Truth has reached you from your
my religion, (look!) I do not worship Lord! Those who receive guidance,
what you worship, other than Allah! will do so for the good of their own
But I worship Allah Who will take souls; Those who wander, do so to
back your souls: I am ordered to be their own loss: And I am not (sent)
among the believers, over you to fix your affairs (for
10.105. "And further (that): 'Set your you)."
face to religion with true (and 10.109. And, you (O Muhammad!)
complete) devotion, and never in any follow the revelation sent to you, and
way be of the idolaters be patient and constant, till Allah
(disbelievers); will decide: And He is the Best of
10.106. " 'And do not pray to any (all) the judges (Qha’ir-ul-
other than Allah- Such (others) will Hakimeen).
neither help you nor hurt you: If you **********
do, look! You shall truly be from
Sura 11. Hud, have the good (and true) enjoyment,
(The prophet Hud): (Makkah, 123 for a time given (fixed for you), and
Verses) grant His plentiful Grace on all who
In the Name of Allah, the Most deserve merit! But if you turn away,
Gracious, the Most Merciful. then I fear for you the penalty of a
11.1. Alif Lám Ra: (This is) a great Day:
Book, with true Verses (and firm 11.4. " ‘ To Allah is your return, and
meaning), explained in more detail, He is able to do all things (and
from One Who is All Wise, Well- everything)’. "
Acquainted: (With all things) 11.5. Without doubt! They (the
11.2. (It teaches) you should worship disbelievers) close their hearts that
none but Allah. (Say:) "Surely, I am they may stay hiding from Him!
(sent) to you from Him to warn and Surely! Even when they cover
to bring good news: themselves with their clothes, He
11.3. "(And it also teaches you like knows what they hide, and what they
this), ‘You ask for the forgiveness of reveal: Verily, He knows well the
your Lord, and come back to Him in (deepest secrets) of the hearts.
repentance; So that He may let you 11.6.. And there is no moving
creature on earth whose sustenance
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does not depend on Allah: And He arranges) all things!
knows the time and place of its firm 11.13. Or they say, "He has forged it
home and its temporary stay: All is (made it up himself)." Say: "Then
(recorded) in a clear Book. you bring ten Suras made up, similar
11.7. And it is He Who created the to it, and call anyone you can (to
heavens and the earth in six Days- help), other than Allah! If you speak
And His Throne was over the the truth!
Waters, that He might try you, which 11.14. "If then they (your false gods)
of you is the best in deeds (and do not answer your (call for help),
conduct). But if you were to say to you will know that this (Book of)
them, "You shall truly be raised up Revelation is sent down with (full)
after death;" The disbeliever will knowledge of Allah, and that there is
surely say; "This is nothing but clear no god except He! Even then, will
(and open) magic!" you submit (to Islam)?"
11.8. If We postpone the penalty for 11.15.. Those who want the life of
them for a fixed time, they are sure the world and its (showy) brightness-
to say, "What keeps it back?" Verily! We shall pay them (for) their deeds
On the day when it reaches them, in there- And they will have no
nothing will turn it away from them, reduction (in their penalty).
and they will completely fall into 11.16. They are those for whom
what they used to joke about! there is nothing in the Hereafter but
11.9.. And if We give man a taste of the Fire: Useless are the deeds they
mercy from Us, and then take it did there in (the world), and of no
away from him, surely! He is in effect are the acts that they did!
sadness and turns ungrateful (to Us). 11.17. Can they be (like) those
11.10. But if We give him a taste of (Muslims) who accept a Clear
(Our) kindness after sorrow (and (Message, the Quran) from their
hardship) has come upon him, he is Lord, and whom a witness (Gabriel)
sure to say, "All evil has gone away from (Allah) Him(self) recites (and
from me:" Surely! He falls into follows) it, like the Book of Musa
(victorious) joy and pride. (Moses) before it- A Guide and a
11.11. Except those who show Mercy? They believe in it; But those
patience and constancy do not act of the Sects that reject it- The Fire
thus, and (they) work righteousness; will be their promised meeting-place.
(For) those, theirs will be forgiveness So do not be in doubt about it:
and a great reward (Paradise). Verily, it is the Truth from your
11.12.. If by chance you may (feel Lord: But many among men do not
the desire) to give up a part of what believe!
is revealed to you, and your heart 11.18.. And who does more wrong
feels heavy (sad) for it, because they than he who invents (makes up) a lie
say, "Why is not a treasure sent against Allah? They will be sent
down to him, or why does not an back to the Presence of their Lord,
angel come down with him?" But and the witnesses will say, "These
you are only a warner (to them)! are the ones who lied against their
Allah is Guardian (Wakil, Who Lord! No doubt! The Curse of Allah
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is on those who do wrong! 11.28. He (Nuh, Noah) said: "O my
11.19. "Those who would (try to) people! Tell me, if (it is that), I have
block (others) from the path of Allah a Clear Sign from my Lord, and that
and search for something crooked in He has sent (His) Mercy to me from
it: These were they who denied the His own Presence, and that (the
Hereafter!" Mercy) is hidden from your sight?
11.20. In no way, will they escape Shall we compel you to accept it
(His design) on earth, and they have when you do not like it?
no protectors besides Allah! Their 11.29. "And O my people! I do not
penalty will be doubled! They lost ask you for wealth in return: My
the power to hear, and they did not reward is from no one except Allah:
see (the truth)! But I will not drive (send) away
11.21. They are the ones who have those who believe: Surely, they are
lost their own souls: And the (things) going to meet their Lord, and I see
they invented have left them in the that you are the ignorant ones!
(most) difficult position! 11.30. "And O my people! Who
11.22. No doubt, they are the greatest would help me against Allah if I
losers in the Hereafter! drove (sent) them away? Then will
11.23. Surely, those who believe and you not take the warning?
act the good deeds, and humble 11.31. "And, I do not tell you that the
themselves before their Lord- They treasures of Allah are with me, nor
will be companions of the Garden, to do I know what is hidden, nor do I
live in there forever! claim to be an angel, nor do I say,
11.24. The likeness two types (of that of those whom you look down in
men) may be compared to the blind contempt that Allah will not grant
and deaf, and those who can see and them what is good: Allah knows best
hear well. Are they equal when what is in their souls: I should, if I
compared? Will you not then take did (drive them away), truly be a
the warning? wrong-doer."
11.25.. And indeed, We sent Nuh 11.32. They said: O Nuh (Noah)!
(Noah) to his people (with a "You have disputed with us, and you
message, and he said): "I have come have prolonged the dispute with us:
to you with a clear Warning: Now bring upon us what you
11.26. "So that you worship none threaten us with, if you speak the
except Allah: Surely, I do fear for truth!"
you the penalty of a painful Day." 11.33. He said: "Truly, Allah will
11.27.. But the chiefs of the bring it (the punishment) on you if
disbelievers from his people said: He wills- And then, you will not be
"We see (in) you only a man like able to escape (or stop it)!
ourselves: Nor do we see that any 11.34. "And, my advice will be of no
follow you except the lowest from benefit for you, even though I would
us, (those who are) immature in like much to give you good advice, if
judgment: Nor do we see in (all of) it be Allah Who wills to leave you
you any merit above us: In fact, we astray: He is your Lord! And to Him
think you are all liars!" will you return!"
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11.35.. Or do they (the pagans) say, himself (from the rest of the
"He has forged it?" Say (then): "If I believers): "O my son! Climb in with
had forged it, my sin is upon me! But us, and do not be with the
I am free of the sins of which you are disbelievers!"
guilty!" 11.43. The son replied: "I will take
11.36.. And it was revealed to Nuh myself to some Mountain: It will
(Noah): "None of your people will save me from the water." Nuh
believe except those who have (Noah) said: "This day nothing can
already believed! So do not be sad save from the Order of Allah, except
because of what they are used to do. those on whom He has Mercy!" -
11.37. "And build an Ark under Our And the waves came between them,
eyes and Our Inspiration, and so (the son) was among those
address Me, not (any more) on behalf drowned in the Flood.
of those who are in sin: For they are 11.44.. Then the Word (from Allah)
about to be drowned (in the Flood)." was said: "O earth! Swallow up your
11.38. Right away he (Nuh) started water, and O sky! Hold back (your
building the Ark: Every time that the rain)! And the water lowered, and the
Chiefs of his people passed by him, matter was ended." The Ark rested
they mocked him. He said: "If you on Mount Judi, and the Word (from
ridicule us now, we can (also) look Allah) was said: "Away with those
down on you with similar ridicule! who are wrongdoers!"
11.39. "And soon you will know who 11.45.. And Nuh (Noah) called to his
it is on whom a penalty will fall that Lord, and said: "O my Lord! Surely
will cover him with shame- On my son is of my family! And Your
whom will be open a Penalty promise is true, and You are the
lasting:" Most Just (and Truest) of judges!"
11.40.. At the end, look! There came 11.46. He (Allah) said: "O Nuh
Our Command, and the fountains (of (Noah)! He (your son) is not of your
water from the earth) gushed out! family: Surely, his conduct is not
We said: "Climb in there, two of righteous. So do not ask from Me,
each kind, male and female, and your that about which you have no
family- Except those against whom knowledge! I give you advice, in
the word has gone forth, and the case you act like one who does not
believers." And only a few believed know!"
with him. 11.47. Nuh (Noah) said: "O my Lord!
11.41. And he said: "Climb in to the I seek refuge with You, in case I ask
Ark, in the Name of Allah will be its You for that about which I have no
moving (path) or (its place of ) rest! knowledge. And until You forgive me
Surely, my Lord is Often Forgiving and have Mercy on me, I will truly be
(Ghafoor), Most Merciful lost!"
(Raheem)!" 11.48. The Word (from Allah) came:
11.42. So the Ark floated with them "O Nuh (Noah)! Come down (from
on the waves (high) as the the Ark) with Peace from Us, and
mountains, and Nuh (Noah) called blessing on you and on some of the
out to his son, who had separated peoples (to come) from those with
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you: But (there will be other) peoples favors).
to whom We shall grant their 11.56. "I put my trust in Allah, my
(worldly) pleasures, but in the end, a Lord and your Lord, there is not a
painful Penalty will reach them from moving creature, whom He does not
Us." (firmly) grasp by its hair in front (of
11.49.. Some of the news of the the head). Surely, it is my Lord Who
Unseen are like this, which We have is on (and along) a the Straight Path
made known to you: Neither you nor (the Ultimate Path of Truth).
your people knew them till now. So
remain firm (on right) and (work) 11.57. "So, if you (my people) turn
patiently: Because the End is for away- Still I have (at least) given the
those who are righteous. Message (to you) with which I was
11.50.. To the ‘Ad (people, We sent) sent to you. My Lord will make
Hud, one of their own brothers. He another People to come after you,
said: "O my people! Worship Allah! and you will not, in the least harm
You have no other god except Him. Him. Surely, my Lord is the
Certainly, you do nothing but invent Protector (Hafeez) over all things."
lies! 11.58.. And when Our
11.51. "O my people! I ask no Commandment came forth, We
reward for it (for this Message). My saved Hud and those who believed
reward is from Him, He Who created with him, by (special) grace from Us
me: Then will you not understand? (Allah): And We saved them from a
11.52. "And O my people! Ask severe Penalty.
forgiveness from your Lord and turn 11.59. The ‘Ad people were like this:
to Him (in repentance): He will send They rejected the Signs of their Lord
you the (clouds in the) skies pouring and Cherisher; Disobeyed His
plentiful rain and add strength to messengers; And followed the orders
your (own) strength: So you do not of every powerful, difficult (and
turn back (from Him) as criminals!" harsh) outlaw (and ruler who acted
11.53. They (his people) said: "O beyond his limits).
Hud! No clear (proof) have you 11.60. And they were followed by a
brought to us, and we are not the curse in this world- (through and till)
ones to give up our gods (based only) the Day of Judgment. Surely!
upon your word! And we shall not Because the ‘Ad (people) rejected
believe in you! their Lord (and Cherisher)! So ‘Ad,
11.54. "We say nothing except that the people of Hud were removed
some of our gods may (possibly) (and banished from sight)!
have trapped you in stupidity." He 11.61.. And to the Samood (Thamud
said: "I call Allah to witness, and people, We sent) Sálih, one of their
(also) you to witness, that I am free brothers. He said: "O my people!
from the sin of joining (others) with Worship Allah: You have no other
Him. god but Him. It is He Who has
11.55. "Other gods as ‘partners’! So, created you from the earth and
all of you, plan (what you wish) settled you in there: Ask then
against me, and give me no relief (or forgiveness from Him, and turn to
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Him (in repentance): Certainly, my The Samood (Thamud) were
Lord is Near (Khareeb), Responsive removed (and banished from sight)!
(Mujib)." 11.69.. And surely, there came Our
11.62. They said: "O Sálih! You messengers to Ibrahim (Abraham)
have been among us, as a figure and with good news. They said, "Peace!"
focus of our hopes, so far do you He answered, "Peace!" And he
(now) stop us from the worship of hastened to welcome and feast them
what our fathers worshipped? But we with a roasted calf.
are really in suspicious doubt about 11.70. But when he saw their hands
that to which you invite us (to did not go to (the food), he felt a
worship)." little distrust towards them, and
11.63. He said: "O my people! Tell became fearful of them. They said:
me- If I have a Clear (Sign) from my "Do not fear: We have been sent
Lord and He has sent mercy to me against the people of Lut (Lot)."
from Him- Who then can help me 11.71. And his wife was standing
against Allah if I were to disobey there, and she laughed: But We gave
Him? Then what could you add to her the good news of Isaac, and after
my (portion) except a bad curse? him, of (a grandson) Yàqoub (Jacob).
11.64. "And O my people! This she- 11.72. She said: "Alas for me! Shall I
camel from Allah is a Symbol to bear a child seeing that I am an old
you: Let her (freely) feed on Allah’s woman, and my husband here is
earth, and cause no harm to her, or a (also) an old man? Verily! That
swift penalty will seize you!" would indeed be a strange thing!"
11.65. But they slaughtered her (by 11.73. They said: "Do you wonder at
cutting her tendons). So he said: Allah’s Command? The Grace of
"Enjoy yourselves for three days in Allah and His blessings be on you, O
your homes: (Then there will be your you people of the house! For He is
ruin): (Look!) There is a promise not truly worthy of all Praise (Hameed),
to be false!" full of all Glory (Majeed)!"
11.66. So when Our Commandment 11.74.. When the fear had left (the
came forth, We saved Sálih and mind of) Ibrahim (Abraham) and the
those who believed with him, by good news had reached him, He
(special) Grace from Us (Allah)- began to plead with Us for the good
And from the shame (and dishonor) of Luts' (Lots') people.
of that day. Verily, your Lord- He is 11.75. Surely, Ibrahim (Abraham)
All Strong (Al-Qhavi, in every was truly forgiving, and used to pray
sense), and All Mighty (Al-Aziz). in humility (to Allah, Ibrahim) was
11.67. And the (mighty) explosion repentant.
(an awful cry) came over the wrong 11.76. "O Ibrahim (Abraham)! Do
doers, and they lay in their homes not ask for this. Indeed, the order of
dead, before the morning, your Lord is out: For them (Luts'
11.68. As if they had never lived and people), there will come a penalty
grown up happily there. Verily! that cannot be turned back!
Because the Samood (Thamud) 11.77.. And when Our messengers
rejected their Lord and Cherisher! came to Lut (Lot), he was saddened
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for them (his people) and felt himself You have no other god but Him. And
helpless (to protect) them. He said: do not give short in measure or in
"This is a distressful day." weight: I see you in prosperity, and
11.78. And his people came forward verily, I fear for you the penalty of a
towards him, and for long they were Day that will circle (you) all round.
used to practice of hateful and 11.85. "And O my people! Give full
loathsome things (of alleged measure and weight, in (total) justice
homosexuality). He said: "O my and do not keep away from the
people! Here are my daughters: They people the things that are due to
are purer for you (if you marry)! them: Do not do evil making
Now fear Allah, and do not cover me mischief in the land causing
with shame about my guests! Is there corruption.
not one single right-minded man 11.86. "What is left for you by Allah
among you?" is good for you, if you believe (in
11.79. They said: "Surely, you know Him)! But I am not placed over you
well that we do not need your to keep watch!"
daughters: Indeed, you know very 11.87. They said: "O Shu’aib! Does
well what we want!" your prayer order you that we stop
11.80. He said: "Should that I had the worship our fathers practiced, or
strength to over power you or that I that we stop doing what we like with
could take myself to some powerful our property? Truly, you are the one
support." who forgives (our) faults, and are
11.81. They (the messengers) said: right-minded!"
"O Lut (Lot)! Verily we are 11.88. He said: "O my people! Tell
messengers from your Lord in no me if I have a clear (proof) from my
way can they reach you! Now travel Lord, and He has given me good
with your family in a (remaining) (and pure) livelihood from Himself,
part of the night and let not any of (shall I corrupt it with unjust
you look back: But your wife (will money?), I do not wish to do what I
remain behind): The punishment for forbid you to do. I only wish for
the people will (also) be upon her; (your) betterment to the best of my
Indeed, their appointed time is the power (and ability); And my
morning: Is the morning not near?" guidance can only come from Allah.
11.82. So when Our Commandment In Him I trust, and to Him I look in
came forth, We turned (their cities) repentance.
upside down, and sent down upon 11.89. "And O my people! Let not
them rains of stones: hard as baked my differing (with you) cause you, to
clay, spread, layer upon layer- suffer a fate similar to that of the
11.83. As if marked from your Lord, people of Nuh (Noah), or of Hud, or
they (the stones and their cities) are of Sálih, and the people of Lut (Lot)
not at all far apart: From those who are not far off from you!
do wrong! 11.90. "Then ask forgiveness from
11.84.. And to the Madyan people, your Lord, and turn to Him in
(We sent) Shu’aib, their brother: He repentance: Verily, my Lord is Most
said: "O my people! Worship Allah: Merciful (Raheem), Lovingly Kind
129 Sura 11. Hud
(Wadood)." truly terrible is the place to which
11.91. They said: "O Shu’aib! We do they are led!
not understand much of what you 11.99. And they are followed by a
say: In fact, some of us see that you curse in this (life) and (also) on the
are (indeed) weak, if it was not for Day of Judgment: Terrible is the gift
your family, we would really have to be given (to them).
stoned you! Because with us, you 11.100.. Those are some of the
have no great position!" stories of the (peoples of) town that
11.92. He said: "O my people! Then, We tell you: Some of them are (still)
does my family have more standing (here) and some have been
consideration with you than Allah? ripped down (by time).
And you have thrown Him away 11.101. We did not wrong them: But
behind your backs (with disregard). they wronged their own souls: The
But surely my Lord encompasses all (unholy) objects, other than Allah,
you do from all sides! whom they called upon did not help
11.93. "And O my people! Do what them (even) a little when the Order
you are able to do, (but) I will do of your Lord was issued: And they
(my part): And soon you will know added little but suffering!
on whom comes down the penalty of 11.102. Such is the punishment of
shame (and dishonor), and who is a your Lord: When He punishes
liar! And you watch; Verily, I am peoples in the midst of their wrong;
also watching with you!" Truly painful and severe is His
11.94. When Our Order came forth, punishment.
We saved Shu’aib and those who 11.103. Indeed, in that is a definite
believed with him, by (special) lesson for those who fear the
mercy from Us: But the explosion Punishment in the Hereafter: That is
(an awful cry) caught the a Day for which mankind will be
wrongdoers, and they lay (dead) in brought together: And that will be
their homes bent down, the Day when all will be present (for
11.95. As if they had never lived and testimony).
grown happily there. So the Madyan 11.104. And We delay it only for an
were removed (from sight), just like (already) fixed term.
the Samood (Thamud) were 11.105.. On the Day when it arrives,
removed! no person shall speak except by His
11.96.. And indeed, We sent Musa Permission: From those (brought up)
(Moses), with Our Clear (Signs) and some will be miserable and (some
open authority, will be) blessed.
11.97. To Firon (Pharaoh) and his 11.106. As for those who are
chiefs, but they followed the order of miserable shall be in Fire: For them
Firon (Pharaoh), and the order of there will be (only) a lot of sighs and
Firon (Pharaoh) was not the right sobs in there:
guide. 11.107. They will live there for all
11.98. He (Pharaoh) will go ahead of the time that the heavens and the
his people on the Day of Judgment, earth can bear, except as what your
and lead them into the Fire: And Lord wills: Verily, your Lord is
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(truly the) Accomplisher of what He Lord) for those who remember:
plans. 11.115. And be steady (and
11.108. And those who are blessed consistent) in patience; Surely Allah
shall be in the Garden: They will live will not let the reward of the
there for all the time that the heavens righteous to be lost.
and the earth can bear, except as 11.116.. Why were there not, from
what your Lord wills: An (eternal) generations before you, persons with
gift without an end. balanced wisdom (and good sense),
11.109. Then do not be in doubt as to who prohibited (men) from mischief
what these men worship. They in the earth- Except a few of them
worship only what their fathers whom We saved (from harm)? But
worshipped before: And surely We the wrongdoers chased the
shall pay them back their portion enjoyment of the good things of life
without the least (bit of) decrease in that were given to them and
it. continued in sin (as criminals).
11.110.. Indeed, We really gave the 11.117. And your Lord would not be
Book to Musa (Moses), but the One to destroy towns for a single
differences came about in it: And if it wrong-doing, while the members
was not for a Word from your Lord were likely to become better.
that was out before, the matter would 11.118. And if your Lord had so
have been decided between them: willed, He could have made (all)
And indeed, they are in suspicious mankind one People, but (even then)
doubt about it (the Quran). they will not stop disagreeing,
11.111. And, surely, your Lord will 11.119. Except those on whom your
pay back (in full) for their deeds: For Lord has granted His Mercy: And for
He is Well-Acquainted (Khabeer) this did He create them: And the
with all that they do. Word of your Lord (is that); "I will
11.112. So hold firmly (to the fill Hell with jinns' and men all
Straight Path) as you are together," has been (already)
commanded- You and those who fulfilled:
repent with you and turn (to Allah); 11.120.. All that We reveal to you (O
And do not transgress away (from Muhammad) from the stories of the
the Straight Path): Verily, He is All messengers- With it We strengthen
Seeing (Baseer) of all that you do. (and affirm) your heart: And in them
11.113. And do not lean (or move) comes to you the Truth, with a strong
towards those who do wrong, or the warning and a message to remember
Fire will catch (up to) you; And you for those who believe.
have no protectors other than Allah, 11.121. And say to those who do not
then you shall not be helped. believe: "Act according to your
11.114. And perform prayers ability: We (too) are acting (in our
regularly at the two ends of the day own way)";
and at the approaches of the night: 11.122. "And you wait! We will also
Surely those things that are good (for wait."
you) remove those that are evil: Let 11.123. And to Allah belong the
that be the word to remember (the unseen (secrets) of the heavens and
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the earth, and to Him goes back Him: And your Lord is not unaware
every affair (for decision): So in the least of what you do.
worship Him, and put your trust in **********
Sura 12. Yusuf, 12.8.. When they (his older half-
[The prophet Yusuf (Joseph)]: brothers) said: "Truly Yusuf,
(Makkah, 111 Verses) (Joseph) and his (full) brother are
In the Name of Allah, the Most loved more by our father than we
Gracious, the Most Merciful. are: But we have a strong group!
12.1.. Alif Lám Ra: These are the True our father is clearly swaying (in
Signs (Verses) of the Book that is his mind)!
(pure and) clear. 12.9. "You kill Yusuf (Joseph) or
12.2. Verily, We have sent it down throw him (away) into some
as Arabic Quran, in order for you to (unknown) land, so that your father’s
(learn and) understand . favor (love) will be given to you
12.3. We relate to you the most alone: After that, you become
beautiful of stories; From these righteous!"
(stories) We make it known to you 12.10. One of them (his half brothers
this (part of) Quran: And before this, said): "Do not kill Yusuf (Joseph)
you were also from those who did but if you must do something, throw
not know it. him down to the bottom of a well:
12.4. Remember, when Yusuf He will be taken by some group of
(Joseph) said to his father: "O my travelers."
father! For sure, I saw (in my dream) 12.11.. They said: "O our father!
eleven stars and the sun and the Why don't you trust us with Yusuf
moon: I saw them prostrate (Joseph)- Seeing we are truly his
themselves to me!" sincere well wishers?
12.5. (His father) said: "O my son! 12.12. "Send him with us tomorrow
Do not tell your dream (vision) to to enjoy himself and play, and surely
your brothers in case, they make up a we shall take every care of him."
plot against you: Verily, Satan is an 12.13. Yàqoub (Jacob) said: "Really
avowed enemy to man! it makes me sad that you should take
12.6. "This way your Lord will him away: I am afraid that the wolf
choose you and teach you the may eat him when you are not
interpretations of stories (and events) attending to him."
and complete His blessing to you and 12.14. They said: "If the wolf were
to (all) the children of Yàqoub to eat him when we are (so large) a
(Jacob)- Like He had completed it party, then truly we should be the
(His blessing) to your fathers losers!"
Ibrahim (Abraham) and Isaac before! 12.15.. So when they did take him
Verily your Lord is All Knowing away, and they all agreed to throw
(Aleem), All Wise (Hakeem)." him down to the bottom of the well:
12.7.. Surely, in Yusuf (Joseph) and And We put into his heart (the
his brothers are Signs for those who foretelling): "Surely, you will tell
ask (and search for Truth). them (one day) the truth of this their
affair while they do not know (you)."
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12.16.. And they came crying to their Like this We reward those who do
father in the early part of the night. right.
12.17. They said: "O our father! We 12.23.. But she (the wife) in whose
went racing with one another, and house he was, wanted to (wrongfully
left Yusuf (Joseph) with our things; mislead and) seduce him from his
And the wolf ate (devoured) him... (noble and true) self: She closed the
But you will never believe us even doors, and said: "Come on (to me), O
though we tell the truth." you (dear one)!" He said: "I seek
12.18. And they brought his shirt Allah’s help: (Allah forbid)! Truly he
stained with false blood. He said: (your husband) is my lord! He made
"No, only (you) yourselves have my stay (with you) comfortable!
made up a story (that may sound Truly, nothing good comes to those
alright) for you. (As for me) patience who do wrong!"
is most suitable: And against (the lie) 12.24. And she wanted to have him
what you keep saying, it is Allah (very much), and he would have
Whose help can be prayed for..." fallen to her (desire), but that he
12.19.. And there came a group of clearly saw the Presence of his Lord:
travelers: They sent their water- Like this (We planned) that We turn
bearer (for water), and he let down away from him (all) evil and
his bucket (in the well)... He (the shameful acts: Surely, he was one of
bearer) said: "Oh there! Good news! Our servants, sincere and purified.
Here is a (handsome) boy!" So they 12.25.. So they both outran each
kept him hidden like a treasure! But other to the door, and she tore his
Allah knew well all that they did! shirt from the back: They both found
12.20. And the (travelers) sold him her lord (the husband) by the door.
for a low price- For a few dirhams She said: "What is the (suitable)
(that were) counted out: They were punishment for one who has made an
those who held him in such a low evil plan against your wife, except
value! prison or a severe punishment?"
12.21.. And he (the man) in Egypt 12.26. He (Yusuf) said: "It was she
who bought him, said to his wife: who tried to seduce me- From my
"Make his stay (respectful and) (true) self." And one of (the
honorable: Maybe he will bring us a members of) her household saw and
lot of good, or we shall make him an told what happened, (like this):- "If it
adopted-son." Like this We made a is that his shirt is torn from the front,
place for Yusuf (Joseph) in the land, then what she says is true, and he is
so that We might teach him the the liar!
interpretations (the true meaning) of 12.27. "But if it is that his shirt is
the stories (and events). And Allah torn from the back, then is she the
has full power and control on His liar, and he is telling the truth!"
affairs; But most of mankind do not 12.28. So when he (the husband) saw
know it. his (Yusuf’s) shirt- That it was torn
12.22. And when he [Yusuf, at the back- (Her husband) said:
(Joseph)] reached his full manhood, "Surely! It is a plot of you women!
We gave him power and knowledge: Truly, your plot is strong (and large)!
133 Sura 12. Yusuf
12.29. "O Yusuf (Joseph), forget this the men, after they had seen all the
event! (O wife! Now you), ask proof (of his innocence), (that they
forgiveness for your sin; Verily, you should) send him to the prison for a
have been at fault!" while.
12.30.. And the (other) ladies from 12.36.. And there two (other) young
the city, said: "The wife of the (great men (also) came with him into the
lord) ‘Aziz is trying to seduce her prison. One of them said: "I see me
young man (the slave) from his (true (in a dream) pressing (grapes for)
and noble) self: Truly he must have wine." The other one said: "I see me
aroused strong love in her: Surely, (in a dream) carrying bread on my
we see clearly that she is going head, and birds are eating from it."
astray." (They both said): "Tell us the truth
12.31. So when she heard of their and meaning of it (all): Verily, we see
harmful talk, she invited them and that you are the one who does good
invited them for a banquet (and held (for everyone)."
a gathering) for them: She gave each 12.37. He (Yusuf) said: "Before any
of them a knife (for the fruits): And food comes (in due course) to feed
she said (to Yusuf), "Come out either of you, I will reveal to you the
before them." When they saw him, truth and meaning of this before it
they praised him much (for his looks (actually) happens to you: That is
and beauty), and (in their part of the (things) that my Lord has
amazement, they had) cut their taught me. (I assure you that,) I have
hands: They said, "Allah is Perfect! given up the way of a people who do
This is not a mortal (man)! This is no not believe in Allah and who deny
one except a noble angel!" the Hereafter.
12.32. She said: "Before you, there is 12.38. "And I follow the religion of
the man about whom you blamed my fathers- Ibrahim (Abraham),
me! I wanted to seduce him from his Isháq (Isaac), and Yàqoub (Jacob);
(true) self but he refused (himself by And we could never attribute any
being guiltless)! And now, if he does partners to Allah: Those (ways that
not act by my command, he will come because) of the Grace of Allah
certainly be thrown into prison, and to us and to mankind: Still most men
(he will) be from the lowliest!" are not grateful.
12.33. He said: "O my Lord (Allah)! 12.39. "O, the two companions of
The prison is more to my liking than to prison! Are many different lords
what they invite me: Unless You (gods, who differ among themselves)
(Almighty Allah) turn away their plot better or Allah, the One Supreme and
from me, I may (in my youth) feel Irresistible?
inclined towards them and be of those 12.40. "You do not worship besides
people who do not know (ignorant)." Him, except (those false) names that
12.34.. So his Lord listened to him you have named- You and your
(in his prayer), and turned away their fathers- For which Allah has not sent
plot from him: Surely, He is the down any authority: The Command
Listener and Knower (of all things). is for none but Allah: He has
12.35.. Then it came to the minds of commanded that you worship none
134 Sura 12. Yusuf
but Him: That is the right religion, 12.47. (Yusuf) said: "For seven
but most men do not understand. consecutive years you shall carefully
12.41. "O the two companions of sow (and grow) as you are used to
prison! As to one of you, he will (doing): And the crops that you reap,
pour out the wine for his lord (the you will leave them in the ear-
king) to drink: As for the other, he Except a little, from which you will
will be hung (crucified) on the cross, eat.
and the birds will eat from off his 12.48. Then after that will come (a
head. (So) has been ordered period of) seven terrible (and hard
regarding matter about which the two years), which will eat (away) what
of you ask"... you will have saved before for them-
12.42.. And of the two, to the one (All) except a little which you will
whom he considered ready to be have saved (specially for seed).
saved, he (Yusuf) said: "Tell your 12.49. "Then after that will come a
lord (the king) about me." But Satan year in which the people will have
made him forget to talk about him plenty of water, and in this (year)
(Yusuf) to his lord (the king): And they will press (wine and oil)."
(Yusuf) stayed in prison for a few 12.50.. And the king said: "You
years. bring him (Yusuf) to me," but when
12.43.. And the king (of Egypt) said: the messenger came to him, (Yusuf)
"Verily, I saw (a dream in which) said: "You go back to your king and
seven fat cows, whom seven lean ones ask him, ‘What is the state of mind
eat up- And seven green ears of corn, of the ladies who cut their hands?’,
and seven (others) dried up. O you For my Lord (Allah) is Well-Aware
chiefs! Explain to me my dream if of their plot.’"
you can tell the meanings of dreams." 12.51. (The king) said (to the ladies):
12.44. They (the chiefs) said: "A "What was your affair when you
confused mixture of false dreams: wanted to seduce Yusuf (Joseph)
And we are not skilled in interpreting from his (true) self?" The ladies said:
the meaning of dreams." "Allah save us! We know of no evil
12.45.. Then one of the two (men against him! The ‘Aziz's wife said:
from the prison) who was set free, "Now the truth is clear (to all): It was
and who now thought of him (Yusuf) I who wanted to seduce him from his
after a long time, said: "I will tell (true) self: He is surely from those
you the truth of its meaning: So you who are (always) true (and noble).
send me." 12.52. "(I say) this, so that he may
12.46. (The man from the prison know that I have never been false to
said:) "O Yusuf (Joseph)! O man of him in his absence, and that Allah
truth! Explain to us (the dream) of will never help the plots set by the
seven fat cows whom seven lean false ones. (see Note 1 at the end of
ones eat up, and of seven green ears the Sura.)
of corn and others dry: That I may go 12.53. "And I will not forgive my
back to the people, and that they may own self (of the sin): True, the soul is
know (and understand the meaning likely to fall into evil, unless my
of the dream)." Lord grants His Mercy: But surely
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my Lord is Often Forgiving 12.62.. And (Yusuf) told his servants
(Ghafoor), Most Merciful to put their money used to trade (for
(Raheem)." the supplies) into their saddle bags,
12.54.. And the king said: "Bring so that they would know it only after
him (Yusuf) to me; That I will take they returned to their people, (and)
him only to serve around me so that they might come back
personally." Therefore when he (the (again).
king) had spoken to him, he (the 12.63.. So when they returned to
king) said: "Be sure that in our their father, they said: "O our father!
presence today you are, firmly We will not get any more measure of
placed with position (and honor) and grain (unless we take our brother):
truthfulness fully proved!" So send our brother with us, that we
12.55. (Yusuf) said: "Place me to may get our measure; And we will
(care for) the store-houses of the really take every care of him."
land: I will truly guard like one who 12.64. He (Jacob) said: "Shall I trust
knows (their importance)." you with him with any result
12.56.. This way We gave full different from when I trusted you
authority to Yusuf (Joseph) in the with his brother before? But Allah is
land, to take possession in there as, the best to take care (of him), and He
when, or where he wanted. We give is the Most Merciful of those who
from Our Mercy to whom We please, show mercy!"
and We make not the reward of those 12.65.. Then when they opened their
who do good to be lost. baggage, they found their money
12.57. And surely, the reward of the (used to trade for grain) had been
hereafter is the best for those who returned to them. They said: "O our
believe, and are constant in (their) Father! What (more) could we want?
righteousness. This, the money (used to our trade)
12.58.. And Yusuf (Joseph)’s has been returned to us: So we will
brothers came: They entered his get (more) food for our family; We
presence, and he knew them but they will take care of our brother; And
did not know him. add a full camel's load (of grain of
12.59. And when he had given them food). This is a small quantity (for
the supplies for them, he said: "Bring the king to give to us)."
to me a brother that you have from the 12.66. (Yàqoub, (Jacob), their father)
same father as yourselves, (but a said: "I will never send him with you
different mother): Do you not see that until you swear a sincere promise to
I give out full measure and that I give me, in the Name of Allah, that you
the best hospitality (for you)? will be sure to bring him back to me
12.60. "But if you do not bring him unless you are yourselves surrounded
to me, you will have no measure (of (and powerless)." And when they
supplies) from me, and you cannot had sworn their truest promise, he
(even) come near me." said: "To all that we say, let Allah be
12.61. They said: "We will really try the Witness and Guardian!"
our wish to get him from his father: 12.67. And he said: "O my sons! All
Indeed we will do it." of you do not enter by one gate:
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(But) you enter by different gates. (It should be that he in whose saddle-
is) not that I can help you by the least bag it (the drinking cup) is found,
against (the Will of) Allah: Verily, should be held to make up for the
no one can command except Allah: (crime). It is like this that we punish
On Him do I have my trust: And let the wrongdoers!"
all who trust have their trust in Him." 12.76.. So he (Yusuf) began (the
12.68. And when they entered in the search) through their bags, before (he
way their father had told, it did not came to) the bag of his (full) brother:
help them in the least against (the At the end, he brought it out of his
Plan of) Allah: It was only a need for (full) brother’s bag. Thus did We
Yàqoub's (Jacob's) soul, which he plan for Yusuf (Joseph). He could
had fulfilled. Because by Our not take his brother by the law of the
instruction, he was full of knowledge king except that Allah willed it (so).
(and wisdom): But most men know We raise to (different) levels (of
not. wisdom) whom We please: But
12.69.. And when they came in above all blessed with knowledge is
Yusuf's (Joseph's) presence, he One, the All Knowing (Aleem).
invited his (full) brother (Benjamin) 12.77. They (the brothers) said: "If
to stay with him. He (Yusuf) said (to he steals, there was a brother of his
his brother): "Verily! I am your who did steal before (him)." But
(own) brother: So do not feel sad Yusuf (Joseph) kept these things
because of their doing." locked in his heart, without telling
12.70. At the end, after he gave them the secrets to them. He said (to
the provisions (suitable) for them, he himself): "You are in worse position;
put the drinking cup into his And Allah knows best the truth of
brother’s saddle-bag. Then (one of) whatever you say!"
the announcers shouted: "O you (in) 12.78.. They said (to the king): "O
the Caravan! Surely! Without doubt, high one! Verily! He has an old and
you are thieves!" respected father, (who will feel very
12.71. They (the brothers) said, sad without him); So take (and keep)
turning towards them: "What is it one of us in his place; Indeed, we see
that you miss?" that you are (kind) in doing good."
12.72. They said: "We miss the great 12.79. He (Yusuf) said: "Allah forbid
drinking cup of the king; For him that we take other than him with
who produces it, is (the reward of) a whom we found our property: Truly
camel load (of grain); I will be bound (by that), we should be acting
by it." wrongfully."
12.73. (The brothers) said: "By 12.80.. Now when they saw (that
Allah! Indeed you know well that we there was) no hope of his (keeping
did not come to make mischief in the one of them), they met together in
land, and we are not thieves!" private. The eldest among them said:
12.74. (The Egyptians) said: "Then "Do you not know that your father
what will be the penalty for this, if took an oath from you in Allah’s
you are (shown) to have lied?" Name, and (also) before this, how
12.75. They said: "The penalty you had failed in your duty with
137 Sura 12. Yusuf
Yusuf (Joseph)? Therefore I will not (Yusuf's) presence, they said: "O
leave this land (Egypt) until my mighty one! (Extreme) suffering has
father permits me, or Allah decides come upon us and our family: And
for me; And He is the best of all the we have (now) brought only little
judges. capital: So do give us full measure
12.81. "You return back to your (of grain, we request you) and treat it
father, and say, ‘O our father! as charity to us: Truly, Allah does
Verily! Your son has stolen, and we reward the charitable."
only bear witness to (and say) what 12.89. He (Yusuf) said: "Do you
we know, and we could not protect know how you dealt with Yusuf
against the unseen! (Joseph), and his brother, while you
12.82. " ‘Ask (those from the town) were ignorant?"
where we have been and the caravan 12.90. They said: "Are you truly
in which we returned, and surely, Yusuf (Joseph)?” He said: "I am
(you know) we are really telling the Yusuf (Joseph), and this is my
truth.’ " brother (Benjamin): Allah has truly
12.83.. He [Yàqoub (Jacob)] said: been Gracious to us (all). He who is
"Nay! But you have yourselves made righteous and patient- Then surely,
up a story (good) for you. So Allah will never make the reward to
patience is most suited (for me). May be lost, for those who do right."
be, Allah will bring them (again) all 12.91. They said: "By Allah! Truly,
to me. For He is indeed full of Allah has chosen you over us, and
Knowledge and Wisdom." we certainly have been guilty of sin!"
12.84. And he turned away from 12.92. He (Yusuf) said: "This day let
them, and said: "How great is my there be no blame on you: May Allah
sadness for Yusuf (Joseph)!" And his forgive you, and He is the Most
eyes became white with sorrow, and Merciful of those who show mercy!
he lost his sight overcome by 12.93. "(Now you) go with this, my
unspoken sorrow. shirt; And put it over the face of my
12.85. They said: "By Allah! (Never) father: He will start to see (clearly
will you stop to remember Yusuf again). Then you come (back here) to
(Joseph), until you reach the final me together with your entire family."
end of illness, or until you die!" 12.94.. And when the caravan left
12.86. He said: "I only complain of (Egypt to come to Jacob), their father
my (extreme) sorrow and pain to said: "I truly scent the presence of
Allah, and I know from Allah that Yusuf (Joseph): Do not think me as a
which you do not know. feeble (old man)."
12.87. "O my sons! You go and 12.95. They said: "By Allah! Truly,
inquire about Yusuf (Joseph) and his you are in your old wandering
brother, and never give up hope of mind."
Allah’s (gift of) Mercy: Truly, no 12.96. Then when the bearer of the
one feels sad for Allah’s (gift of) good news came, he put (the shirt)
Mercy, except those who have no over his (Jacobs) face, and he right
faith." away regained clear sight. He said:
12.88. Then when they came into "Did I not tell you, ‘I know from
138 Sura 12. Yusuf
Allah what you do not know?’" by revelation: And you were not with
12.97. They said: "O our father! Ask them when they made up their plans
for us forgiveness (from Allah) for together and while coming up with
our sins, indeed, we were truly at their plots.
fault." 12.103. Still the larger part of
12.98. He said: "Soon I will ask my mankind will not have any Faith:
Lord for forgiveness for you: Truly! However much you may like it (for
He, Only He is Often Forgiving them).
(Ghafoor), Most Merciful 12.104. And you ask no reward from
(Raheem)." them for this: It (the Quran) is
12.99.. Then when they (all) came in nothing less than a (Clear) reminder
the presence of Yusuf (Joseph), he for all creatures (and a Message to all
gave a home for his parents with the jinns' and men).
himself, and said: "May you (all) 12.105.. And how many (of Our)
enter Egypt, if Allah wills, in Signs in the heavens and the earth do
security (and safety)." they pass by? Yet they turn
12.100. And he placed his parents (themselves) away from them!
high on the throne (of dignity) where 12.106. And most of them do not
he sat, and they fell down in believe in Allah without associating
prostration before him. And he said: (others) with Him!
"O my father! This is the completion 12.107. Do they then feel safe from
of my old dream! Allah has made it the approach against them of the
come true! He was indeed good to covering curtain of the Anger of
me when He took me out of prison Allah- Or from the approach against
and brought you (here) out of the them of the Final Hour- Suddenly,
desert, (even) after Satan had caused while they are not (even) aware?
(big) hate between me and my 12.108.. Say (to them): "This is my
brothers. Surely, my Lord is the way: I invite to Allah- On evidence
Most Gentle and Kind to those clear as the sight of one's eyes- I and
whom He chooses. Surely, He (and those who follow me (invite you),
Only He,) is All Knowing (Aleem) and Glorified and Supreme is Allah!
and All Wise (Hakeem). And never will I join gods with
12.101. "My Lord! You have truly Allah!"
given me some power, and taught me 12.109. And before you, We did not
some of the meanings of dreams and send any except men (as messengers,
events- You! The Creator of the men) whom We inspired- Living in
heavens and the earth! You are my human homes (and groups). Do they
Protector in this world and in the not travel through the earth, and see
Hereafter. You (Almighty!) take my what was the end of those before
soul (at death) as (one who bows them? And verily, the home of the
down to Your Will) as a Muslim and Hereafter is the best, for those who
join me with the righteous." do right. Then, will you not
12.102.. That is one of the stories of understand?
what happened unseen, which We 12.110. (Time will be given to them)
make it known to you (O Prophet,) until, when the messengers (of
139 Sura 12. Yusuf
Allah) give up hope and think that had turned to the righteousness after
they were treated as liars, then Our Yusuf was sent to prison (see verse
help reaches them and those whom 12.35) and she says the words of
We want are taken into safety. And Praise to Allah. Whereas the
Our punishment is never taken away interpretation that is presented appears
from those who are in sin. most logical, it could also be
12.111. Indeed, in their stories, there interpreted that prophet Yusuf was
is guidance for men blessed with saying the words of verse 12.52 and
understanding. It (the Quran) is not a verse 12.53. In this sense, if these are
story made up, but a affirmation of the words of Yusuf rather the words
what went on before it- And a detailed of the wife of the king Aziz, then it
statement of all things, and a Guide signifies that he (Yusuf) was restating
and a Mercy for any of those who his innocence to the king even during
believe. the king’s absence in spite of the
Sura 12 Notes advances of the king’s wife while
The interpretation of the two verses Yusuf was in the household of the
12.52 and 12.53, differs slightly in the king. This interpretation may also be
various translations. In this Quran, we attested by what is said in verse12.54.
have interpreted that these words are **********
from the wife of the king Aziz and she
Sura 13. Ar-Ra'd, Night as a cover over the Day. Verily,
(Thunder): (Medinah, 43 Verses) surely in these things there are Signs
In the Name of Allah, the Most for those who think and reflect.
Gracious, the Most Merciful. 13.4. And in the earth are adjoining
13.1. Alif Lám Mim Ra: These are regions (which differ even though
the Signs (or Verses) of the Book (the they are) next to each other, and
Quran): And what has been revealed gardens of plants (of flexible stems)
to you (O Muhammad) from your and fields planted with corn, and
Lord, is the Truth; But most men do (many) palm trees- Growing out from
not believe. single roots or otherwise: Watered by
13.2. Allah is He, Who raised the the same water, yet some of them We
heavens without any pillars that you make much better than others to eat.
can see; And (He) is firmly placed on (Look,) surely in these things there are
the Throne [Seat of Power]; He has Signs for those who understand!
forced the sun and the moon (to His 13.5.. If you wonder (at their faith),
law)! Each one runs its (path) for a then (equally) surprising is their
fixed time. He controls all things, saying: "After we are dust, then shall
explaining (to you) the Signs in detail, we be truly remade in a new
so that you may surely believe in the creation?” They are those who
meeting with your Lord (Rab). disbelieve in their Lord! They will be
13.3. And it is He Who spread out the of those with their hands tied to their
earth, and placed upon it mountains necks with iron chains (and vices
standing firm, and rivers (flowing): mounted for submission): They will
And fruits of every kind He made in be companions of the Fire, to live in
pairs, two and two: He draws the there!
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13.6. They ask you to bring the evil repeats His Praises, and glorifies
sooner than the good: Yet before Him, like the angels do, with respect
them, (many) severe punishments and fear: He throws the loud
have come true! But surely your resounding thunder-bolts, and with it
Lord is full of forgiveness for He strikes whomsoever He wills-
mankind in spite of their evil actions, Even then they (the disbelievers)
and surely, your Lord is (also) strict dispute about Allah, and He is
in punishment. Mighty in strength (Sad’eed) and
13.7. And the disbelievers say: "Why severe in punishment (Al-Me’hal).
is a Sign not sent down to him (the 13.14.. The True prayer is for Him
Prophet) from his Lord?"- You are (and only for Him): Any other
truly a warner, and to every people (things) that they call to besides Him
there is a guide. do not hear them any more than the
13.8.. Allah knows what every one who stretches out his hands for
female (womb) bears, and by how water to reach his mouths but it does
much the wombs fall short or exceed not reach him: Because the prayer of
(their time or numbers). Everything those without faith is nothing but
is in (proper) proportion before His (useless) misguidance.
Sight. 13.15. And whatever beings there are
13.9. He knows the Unseen and the in the heavens and the earth prostrate
seen: (He is) the Most Great (Al- themselves to Allah (in respect and
Kabir), the Most High (Al- fear)- Willingly or unwillingly (with
Mathed’al). good will or in spite of themselves):
13.10. It is the same (to Him) Like their shadows do, in the
whether any of you hides his (the mornings and the evenings.
human) speech or says it openly:
Whether he lies hidden by night or 13.16.. Say: "Who is the Lord and
walks out freely by the day. Sustainer of the heavens and the
13.11. For each one (human), there earth?” Say: "It is Allah." ... Say:
are (angels) one following the other, "Then do you take (for worship)
before and behind him: They guard protectors other than Him, such as
him by the command of Allah. (those who) have no power, for good
Surely Allah will not change the or for harm to themselves?" Say: "Is
the blind and the one who sees
condition of a people until they
equal? Or the depths of darkness and
change it themselves. But when
Light equal?” Or do they assign to
Allah wills a punishment for a Allah 'partners' who have created
people, there is no holding it back; like His Creation, so that the creation
Nor will they find, anyone other than seemed similar to them? Say: "Allah
Him, to protect them. is the Creator of all things: And He is
13.12. It is He Who shows you the The One (Al-Wah'id), the Supreme
lightning, both as fear and as hope: and Irresistible (Al-Qahhar)."
And it is He Who raises up the 13.17. He sends down water (rain)
clouds, heavy with rain! from the sky, and the channels flow
13.13. And more, the thunder
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(with water), each by its measure: them there is the final reach of the
But the flood carries away (to clean) (eternal) Home-
the foam that comes up to the 13.23. Gardens that hold unending
surface. And like this, from the (ore) joy: They will enter there, like the
which they heat (to melt) in the fire, righteous ones from their fathers,
to make ornaments or pots (and their spouses, and their children: And
pans) from it, also there is a scum (or angels will enter unto them from
foam). Thus Allah clearly shows every gate.
forth truth and vanity for the scum 13.24. (With the welcome and
disappears when it is thrown out; praise): "Peace be upon you because
Whereas what remains is for the you persevered (and worked hard)
good of mankind on the earth. Thus with patience! Now how wonderful
Allah does set forth examples is the final Home!"
(parables). 13.25.. And those who break the
13.18. For those who respond to their promise to Allah, after giving their
Lord, there are (all) the good things. word to it, and cut out those
But those who do not respond to (relations and) things that Allah has
Him- Even if they had all that there ordered to be joined, and cause
is in the heavens and on earth, and as mischief in the land- Upon them is
much more, (for no use) would they curse: (And a unhappy) evil home
offer it to save themselves. For them (and Hell) is for them.
the penalty will be huge and painful 13.26.. Allah gives more, or restricts
their home will be Hell, and worst to (the right) measure, the provision
indeed is that place for rest! (and support) to whomsoever He
13.19.. Then is the one who knows pleases and they are happy in the joy
what has been made clear to you in the life of this world: But the
from your Lord is the Truth, the (very) life of this world is only of
same as the one who is blind? It is short enjoyment compare to the (joy
those who are blessed with in the) Hereafter.
understanding that receive advice- 13.27.. The disbelievers say (about
13.20. Those who fulfill the Promise the Prophet): "Why is not a Sign sent
to Allah and do not fail in their word; down to him from his Lord?” Say:
13.21. And those who combine the "Truly Allah leaves to wander whom
things which Allah has ordered to be He wills; But He guides to Himself
joined, (truth with virtue, prayer with those who turn to Him in patience
charity, and patience with (and repentance)-
perseverance) hold their Lord in 13.28. "Those who believe, and
respect and fear, and fear terrible whose hearts find satisfaction in
penalty (if they do wrong); remembering Allah: Verily, in
13.22. And those who patiently remembering Allah do hearts find
persevere, seeking the (Divine) Face (real) satisfaction.
of their Lord; establish regular 13.29. "For those who believe and
prayers; Spend from what We have work righteousness, is (every)
blessed for their life, secretly and blessing and a beautiful place for
openly; And block evil with good: For (the final) Return."
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13.30.. Thus have We sent you (O guide.
Prophet!) within a people before 13.34. For them is a penalty in the
whom (other) peoples have (gone life of this world, and certainly,
and) passed away; So that you may harder is the Penalty of the Hereafter.
repeat to them what We send down And they have no defender
to you by inspiration; Yet they reject (protector) against Allah.
(Him), the Most Gracious (Ar- 13.35. The setting (description) of
Rahmán)! Say: "He is my Lord! the Garden that the righteous are
There is no god but He, my trust is promised! Beneath it flow rivers:
upon Him and (only) to Him I turn!" Unending is the enjoyment and the
13.31. And if there was a Quran with shade in there: The end of the
which mountains were moved, or the righteous is like this; And the end of
earth was split open, or the dead the disbelievers is the Fire.
were to speak, (this Quran would be 13.36.. Those to whom We (Allah)
that Book!) but, truly, the command have given the Book find joy in what
for all things is with Allah! Do the has been revealed to you: But in the
believers not know, that if Allah tribes there are (some of) those who
willed, He could have guided all reject a part of it. Say: "I am ordered
mankind (to the Right)? But for the to worship Allah, and not to join
disbelievers- Disaster will never stop partners with Him. (Only) unto Him
to grab them for their (ill) deeds, or I call, and to Him is my return."
fall close to their homes, until the 13.37. And like this We have made it
promise of Allah has come true, (the Quran) known to be a Judgment
because truly, Allah will not fail in of Authority in Arabic. If you were
His promise. to follow their (worthless) desires
13.32.. And indeed (many) after the knowledge that has reached
messengers (of Allah) were mocked you, then you will find neither
before you: But I (Allah) gave (a protector nor defender against Allah.
short) relief to the disbelievers, and 13.38.. And indeed, We (Allah) did
finally I (Allah) punished them: send messengers before you, and
Them how (terrible) was My gave them wives and children: And it
(Allah’s) punishment! was never the duty of a messenger to
13.33. Then, is He Who stands over bring a Sign except as Allah
every soul (and knows) all that it permitted (or ordered, for) each
does, (same as others)? And yet they period is a Book (revealed).
ascribe partners to Allah. Say: "But 13.39. Allah removes and confirms
name them! Is it that you will tell what He pleases: The Mother of the
Him of something He does not know Book is with Him.
on earth, or is it (just) a show of
words?" And moreover! To those 13.40.. Whether We shall show you
who do not believe, their action (in your life) a part of what We
seems pleasing, but they are kept promised them or take your soul to
away (with it) from the Path (of Ourselves (before)- Your duty is to
righteousness). And those whom make (the Message) reach them: It is
Allah leaves to wander, no one can Our part to call them to account.
143 Sura 13. Ar-Ra'd
13.41. Do they not see that We soon the disbelievers will know who
slowly reduce the land (for them) gets (the better) home in the last
from its outer (borders) regions? Destination.
(When) Allah judges, there is no one 13.43. And the disbelievers say:
to undo His Judgment: And He is "You (O Muhammad!) are not a
(Al-Hasib) Swift in calling to messenger." Say: "Between you and
Account. me, Allah is enough as a witness, and
13.42. And verily, those before them those who have knowledge of the
(also) made plots; But in all things Book."
the master-planning is by Allah. He **********
knows the doing of every soul: And
Sura 14. Ibrahim, 14.5. And indeed, We sent Musa
(Abraham): (Makkah, 52 Verses) (Moses) with Our Signs (and
In the Name of Allah, the Most Command, saying): "Bring out your
Gracious, the Most Merciful. people from the depths of darkness
14.1. Alif Lám Ra: A Book (the into Light, and teach them to
Quran) which We have revealed to remember the Days of (special
you, (O Prophet!) so that you may Mercy from) Allah." Surely, in this
lead mankind from the depths of there are Signs for such as (those
darkness into Light- By the who) are truly patient and constant-
permission of their Lord- To the Path Grateful and thankful.
(towards Him), the Exalted in Power 14.6. And remember! Musa (Moses)
(Al-Aziz), the (One) Worthy of all said to his people: "Think of the gift
Praise (Al-Hameed)! from Allah to you when He saved
14.2. Allah, to Whom belong all you from the people of Firon
things in the heavens and on earth! (Pharaoh): They set you to hard work
But grief to the disbelievers for a and punishments, killed your sons,
terrible Penalty (for their lack of and let your women live: And in
Faith)- there was a huge trial from your
14.3. Those who love the life of this Lord."
world more than the Hereafter, and 14.7.. And (also) remember! Your
who try to stop (men) from the Path Lord has (openly) proclaimed: "If
of Allah and try to find in there you are thankful, I will add more
something crooked: They are out (of (gifts) for you; But if you show
the Path) by a long distance. thanklessness, verily, My (reference
14.4.. We did not send a messenger to Allah’s) punishment is really
except (to teach) in the language of terrible."
his (own) people, so as to make 14.8. And Musa (Moses) said: "If
(things) clear to them. Then Allah you disbelieve (and show
leaves wandering those whom He thanklessness), you and all on earth
pleases: And guides whomsoever He together- Then verily Allah is Free of
wills: And He is the Exalted in all Wants (Ghani), Worthy of all
Power (Al-Aziz), the Full of Wisdom Praise (Hameed).
(Al-Hakeem). 14.9.. Has the story of those before
you not reached you? Of the people
144 Sura 14. Ibrahim
of Nuh (Noah), and ‘Ad and Samood to) them: "Surely, We will destroy
(Thamud) and of those who were the wrongdoers!
after them? No one knows them but 14.14. "And surely We shall make
Allah. The messengers (from Allah) you remain in the land, and take over
came to them with Clear (Signs): But after them. This is for such (people)
they put their hands to their mouths, who fear the time when they will
and said: "Verily, we reject (the very stand before My court- Such as
purpose) for which you have been (those people) who fear the
sent, and we are really in distrustful punishment set for them."
(uneasy) doubt about that to which 14.15. And they wanted to win and
you invite us." (wanted) the decision, and failure
14.10. Their messengers (from (and defeat) was the fate of every
Allah) said: "Is there a doubt about powerful (and) willful transgressor.
Allah, the Creator of the heavens and 14.16. In front of such a (person) is
the earth? It is He, Who invites you, Hell, and for drinking he is given
so that He may forgive you for your boiling foul smelling water.
sins and give you relief for a fixed 14.17. He will drink it unwillingly,
time!" They said: "Oh! You are not by the mouthful, but he will never be
any more than a human (being), like near to swallowing it down his
ourselves! You want to turn us away throat: And death will come to him
from the (gods) our fathers from every direction, yet, he will not
worshipped: Then bring us some die: And for him will be an unending
clear authority." punishment.
14.11. Their messengers (from 14.18.. The parable of those who
Allah) said to them: "(It is) true, we reject their Lord is that their works
are human like yourselves, but Allah are like ashes, on which the wind
grants His grace (mercy) to some of blows strongly on a windy day: They
His servants whom He pleases. It is have no power over (even the) little
not for us to bring you an authority bit of what they have earned: That is
except when Allah permits. And in the wandering far, far (from the
Allah, let all men of faith have their goal).
trust. 14.19. Do you not see that Allah has
14.12. "And we have no reason why created the heavens and the earth
we should not put our trust on Allah, with (Candor and) Truth? If He
since He has indeed, truly guided us wants, He can remove you and put a
to the Ways that we (follow). We new Creation (in your place)?
shall certainly bear with patience all 14.20. For Allah, that is not any great
the pain you may bring to us. For matter.
those who put their trust should 14.21. They all will be gathered
(indeed) put their trust in Allah." before Allah together: Then the weak
14.13.. And the disbelievers said to say to those who were proud, "For
their messengers: "Be sure that we us, we only followed you; then, can
will drive you out of our land, or you you be of any use to us against the
will (have to) return to our religion." Punishment of Allah?" They will
But their Lord revealed (this message reply, "If we had received the
145 Sura 14. Ibrahim
Guidance of Allah, we should have in this world and in the Hereafter,
given it to you: It makes no and Allah will let those who do
difference to us (now) whether we wrong to go astray: And Allah does
are angry, or bear (the pain) with what He wills.
patience: For ourselves there is no 14.28.. Have you not looked at to
way of escape." those who have changed the kindness
14.22.. And when the matter is of Allah to false words (by falsifying
settled Satan will say: "Verily, Allah the teaching of the Prophet) and
Who promised with (and in) Truth: I caused their people to come down to
had also promised you, but I failed the house (Hell) of eternal
you in my promise. I did not have punishment?
any authority over you except to 14.29. Into Hell? They will burn in
tempt you (to the wrong), but you there- An evil place to be in!
responded to (and followed) me: Do 14.30. And they set up (others) as
not blame me, but blame your own equal to Allah, to mislead (men)
selves. I cannot help you, and you from the (right) Path! Say: "Enjoy
cannot help me. I reject your earlier (for a while)! But surely you are
act of associating me as a partner making (your) way straight for
with Allah. For wrongdoers there Hell!"
must be a painful Penalty." 14.31. Talk to My servants who have
14.23.. But those who believe and act believed, that they may establish
righteously, will be admitted to regular prayers, and spend (in
Gardens beneath which rivers flow- charity) out of the goods that We
(In the Paradise) to live in there for have given them; Secretly and
ever, with the permission of their openly, before the arrival of a Day in
Lord. Their greeting in there will be which there will be neither mutual
"Peace!") give and take nor making any
14.24.. Do you not see how Allah friends.
sets forth a parable? A good Word 14.32.. It is Allah Who has created
(from Allah is) like a good tree, the heavens and the earth and sends
whose root is firmly fixed, and its down the rain from the sky, and with
branches (reach) to the sky- it (He) brings out fruits to feed you;
14.25. It brings out its fruits at all It is He Who has made ships to serve
times, by the permission of its Lord. you, that they may sail through the
And Allah sets forth stories for men, sea to His Command; And He has
so that they may remember and made the rivers as well, to serve you.
receive guidance. 14.33. And He has made the sun and
14.26. And the parable of an evil the moon to serve you, both truly
word is like that of an evil tree: It is following their courses (orbits): And
pulled up by the root (see 15.34) He has made the Night and the Day
from the surface of the earth; It (also) to serve you.
cannot be stable (alive). 14.34. And He gives you from what
14.27. Allah establishes those who you ask for. But if you count the
believe with strength with the Word mercies of Allah, you will never be
(from Allah) that stands firm, (both) able to number them. Truly, man is
146 Sura 14. Ibrahim
used to being unjust and ungrateful. wrongdoers. But He (Allah) only
14.35.. And (remember) Ibrahim gives them (a short time of) relief
(Abraham) said: "O my Lord! Make against a Day when the eyes will
this city (Makkah), one with Peace constantly stare in fear (of the
and security: And save me and my punishment)-
sons from praying to idols. 14.43. (They will be) running
14.36. "O my Lord! They (the idols) forward with necks hung out, their
have truly led many among mankind heads torn away, their looks not
astray; Then he who follows my coming back towards them, and their
(ways), surely he is of me, and he hearts a (large open) hole!
who disobeys me (is going astray)- 14.44.. And warn mankind of the
But You are truly Often Forgiving Day when the Anger (and
(Ghafoor), Most Merciful (Raheem). Punishment) will reach them: Then
14.37. "O our Lord! I have made the wrongdoers will say: "O Lord!
some of my children to live in the Grant some relief to us (even) for a
valley without (any) cultivation to little while: We will come back to
(be near) Your Sacred House (in Your Call, and follow (Your)
Makkah); So that, O our Lord, they messengers!" (The reply will be:)
may establish regular Prayer: So fill "What! Were you not used to
the hearts of some from among men swearing before that you will not
with love towards them, and feed leave (this world for the Hereafter).
them with fruits: So that they may 14.45. "And you lived in the houses
offer thanks (to You). of men who harmed their own souls;
14.38. "O our Lord! You truly know And it was clear how We dealt with
what we hide and what we reveal: them; And We set out (many)
For there is nothing that is hidden parables to properly warn!"
from Allah, either on earth or in 14.46. Truly powerful were the plans
heaven. they made, and their plans were
14.39. "All the Praises (and thanks) plainly visible to Allah, though they
be to Allah, Who has granted me in were not (even) plotting to remove
old age Ismail (Ishmael) and Isháq the mountains from their places!
(Isaac): Verily, my Lord is indeed 14.47. Do not think that Allah will
the Hearer (As-Sami’) of prayer! fail in His promise to His
14.40. "O my Lord! Make me one messengers: For Allah is Supreme in
who establishes regular prayer, and Power (Aziz) totally Able to inflict
(also make me raise such) from my punishment (for the wrongdoers).
14.48.. On the Day the earth will be
children: O our Lord! And accept my
changed to a different earth and also
prayer (and pleading).
(there) will be the heavens, and (all
14.41. "O our Lord! (Bestow us with
creatures) will be brought out, before
Your) Forgiveness for- Me, my
Allah, the (Single) One (Al-Wah'id),
parents, and (all) believers, on the the Irresistible (Al-Qahhar);
Day that the counting (of good and 14.49. And on that Day, you will see
evil) will happen!" the criminals (and sinners) tied
14.42.. Do not think that Allah does together in chains (and shackles)-
not care for the actions of the
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14.50. Their clothes of liquid (pitch 14.52. This (Quran) is a Message for
black) tar, and their faces covered all mankind, let them (the men) take
with fire; warning from it, and let them know
14.51. That Allah may pay back each that He is One God (Allah): Let men
soul according to what it has earned; of understanding pay attention!
Surely Allah is (Al-Hasib) Swift in **********
taking account.
Sura 15. Al-Hijr, religious people of earlier
(The rocky path): (Makkah, 99 communities:
Verses) 15.11. And never came to them a
In the Name of Allah, the Most messenger whom they (the people)
Gracious, the Most Merciful. did not mock.
15.1. Alif Lám Ra: These are the 15.12. But, We let it (evil) come into
Signs (verses) of the Book- And the the hearts of the guilty,
Quran that makes things clear. 15.13. That they should not believe
15.2.. Again and again, those who in (the Message, the Quran); But
disbelieve, will wish that they bowed (now) the ways of the old have
(to Allah) in Islam. passed away.
15.3. Leave them alone to eat and 15.14. Even if We opened to them a
enjoy (this life) and to please gate from heaven, and they
themselves: Let (their false) hope continued to climb in there,
amuse them: Soon knowledge (and 15.15. They would only say: "Our
truth) will (wake them). eyes have been intoxicated: Nay, we
15.4. And We never destroyed a have been overpowered by magic."
population that did not have a term 15.16. And indeed, We have set out
already decided (written) and the Zodiacal Signs (for planets) in
allocated. the heavens, and made them seem
15.5. And not any people can foresee fair to the onlookers;
its term, nor can they delay it. 15.17. And (also) We have guarded
15.6. And they say: "O you to whom them from every evil spirit that is
the Message is being revealed! You cursed:
are truly mad (or possessed)! 15.18. Except any that may gain a
15.7. "Why will you not bring the hearing by hiding away, is chased
angels to us if it is that you have the (out) by a flaming fire, bright (to
Truth?" see).
15.8. We do not send down the 15.19. And We have spread out the
angels except with truth (for a valid earth (flat); Placed mountains (on it)
cause): If they came (to the ungodly), firm and immovable; And in it made
look! No chance will they (the all kinds of things in proper balance.
disbeliveers) have! 15.20. And in it We have provided
15.9. Without doubt, We have sent the means to live- For you and for
down the Message; And We will those for whom you do not provide
surely guard it (safely from evil). (the means to live).
15.10. And indeed, We sent 15.21. And there is not a thing whose
(messengers) before you from the (unending) treasures are not with Us;
148 Sura 15. Al-Hijr
And We only send down from there who prostrated themselves?"
in correct and known measures. 15.33. (Satan) said:" I am not one to
15.22. And We send the (water) prostrate myself to man, (a mere
bearing winds to fertilize, then We human) whom You (Allah) created
cause the rain to come down from from sounding clay; From mud cast
the sky, and then give it (the rain) to into shape."
you with water to drink, though you 15.34. (Allah) said: "Then you get
are not the keepers of its stores. out from here; For (this) verily, you
15.23. And surely, it is We Who give are an outcaste and cursed.
life, and Who give Death: It is We 15.35. "And surely! The curse shall
Who remain Inheritors (at the end). be on you till the Day of
15.24. And indeed, We know the Recompense (Judgment)."
first generation of you who have past 15.36. (Satan) said: "O Lord! Give
away, and indeed, We know the me then relief (and time) till the Day
present generation of you and also the (dead) are raised."
those who will come later. 15.37. (Allah) said: "To you relief is
15.25. Surely it is your Lord Who granted-
will bring them together: Truly, He is 15.38. "Till the Day of the Time
All Wise (Hakeem) and All Knowing appointed."
(Aleem). 15.39. (Satan) said: ""O Lord!
15.26. And indeed, We created man Because You have put me in the
from dried clay (earth) that is wrong, I will make (wrong) seem fair
capable of making sounds, from mud to them (the humans) on the Earth,
cast into shapes; and I will put them all in the wrong-
15.27. And (the race of) jinns', which 15.40. "Except Your servants among
We had created before, from the them, truthful and purified (by
smokeless flames (of fire). You)."
15.28. And remember! Your Lord 15.41. (Allah) said: "This (truth and
said to the angels: "I am going to purification) is indeed (the Straight
create man, from dried sounding clay Path), a Way that reaches Straight to
from mud cast into shape; Me.
15.29. "So, when I have fashioned 15.42. "Certainly, you shall have no
him (Adam, the first man) in the his power over My servants except those
proper measures and breathed into who keep themselves in the wrong
him (Adam), the soul that I (Allah) by following you."
created for him, then you (angels) 15.43. And surely, Hell is the
fall down prostrate (in a show of promised home for them all!
respect) for him." 15.44. To it are seven gates: For each
15.30. So the angels prostrated of those gates there is a class (of
themselves, all of them together: sinners) assigned.
15.31. Except Satan, [the chief of the 15.45. Truly, the righteous (ones will
(evil) jinn race], he refused to be be) in the Gardens and fountains.
amongst who prostrated themselves. 15.46. (Their greeting will be) : "You
15.32. (Allah) said: "O Satan! What enter here in (total) peace and
is the reason for not being from those security."
149 Sura 15. Al-Hijr
15.47. And from their hearts, We 15.61. Then the messengers (the
shall remove any left over sense of angels) came to the family of Lut
pain and injury: (Like) brothers (Lot),
(happily) facing each other on 15.62. He said: "You seem to be
thrones (of dignity). unknown (unusual) people."
15.48. In there, sense of being tired 15.63. They said: "Yes, we have
will not come to them, and they will come to you with the penalty to
never be asked to leave. complete that about which they
15.49. Tell My servants that I am doubt.
indeed the Often Forgiving (Al- 15.64. "And we have brought to you
Ghafoor), the Most Merciful (Ar- the truth (the destruction that is about
Raheem). to take place), and surely we tell the
15.50. And that My Penalty will truth.
(also) be indeed the most painful 15.65. "Then (you) travel with your
penalty. household, when a portion of the
15.51. Tell them about the (angels) night (still remains), and you go
guests of Ibrahim (Abraham). behind in the rear: And let no one
15.52. When they entered his from you look back, but go on to
presence and said: "Peace!" He said, where you are ordered."
"Indeed, we feel afraid of you!" 15.66. And We made known this
15.53. They said: "Do not fear! We decree (order) to him that the last
bring the happy news of a son remaining of those (sinners) should
blessed with wisdom." be left behind by the early morning.
15.54. He said: "Do you give me the 15.67. And the people of the city
happy news that old age has come (with its evil ways) rushed over in
over me? Then about what is your (perverse and sinful) joy (at news of
good news?" the young men as the messengers.)
15.55. They said: "We give you the 15.68. [Lut, (Lot)] said: "Verily,
happy news in truth: Then do not these are my guests: And so do not
despair!" shame me:
15.56. He said: "And who despairs of 15.69. "And fear Allah, and do not
the Mercy of his Lord, except those disgrace me."
who go astray?" 15.70. They said (to Lut): "Did we
15.57. Ibrahim (Abraham) said: not forbid you to host and entertain
"Then what is the (other) business on any of the righteous (away from
which you (have come), O you us)?"
messengers (of Allah)?" 15.71. (Lut) said: "These are my
15.58. They said: "We have been daughters (to marry), if you must act
sent to a people in guilt and sin, (so perversely)."
15.59. "Excepting the followers of 15.72. Surely, by your life (O
Lut (Lot): We are certainly to save Prophet), in their wild misled
them (from harm), all- condition (of intoxication), they
15.60. "Except his wife, who, we wander distracted back and forth.
have known, will be from those who 15.73. But the Blast (an explosion)
will remain behind." overtook them (the Lut people)
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before morning, you (O Prophet) the Seven often
15.74. And We turned upside down repeated (verses, the Ayât of Sura 1
(the cities of Sodom), and rained in Surath Al-Fatiha) and Quran, the
down on them brimstones (yellow Great (Book).
sulfurous stones) hard as baked clay. 15.88. Do not (longingly) look with
15.75. Surely! In this (story of Lut) your eyes at what We have gifted
there are Signs for those who some of their groups, and do not feel
understand by tokens. sad for them: But lower your arm (in
15.76. And (the cities were) right on respect and kindness) to the
the high-road (between Arabia and believers.
Syria). 15.89. And say: "I am indeed he who
15.77. Surely! In this (story of the warns openly and without
cities) there is a Sign for those who uncertainty,"-
believe! 15.90. (Anger) as We have sent
15.78. And the people of the Woods down on those who have divided (the
were also wrongdoers; Word of Allah in parts as they
15.79. So, We gave their due please)-
(punishment) to them. They were 15.91. (Also on those who) have
both on an open highway, plain to made the Quran into tiny sections (to
see. accept or reject as they please).
15.80. And verily, the companions of 15.92. Therefore, by your Lord,
the Rocky Trail also rejected the surely, We will call them to account,
messengers: 15.93. For all of what they used to
15.81. And We sent them Our Signs, do.
but they continued to turn away from 15.94. Therefore explain openly
them. what you are commanded, and turn
15.82. And they cut out large houses away from those idolaters (who join
out of the mountains, (trying to false gods with Allah).
become safe and) secure. 15.95. Because We are enough for
15.83. But the blast (explosion) you against those who show
overtook them on, early in the contempt and mock-
morning, 15.96. Those who take up another
15.84. And what they had (built with god with Allah, but soon they will
so much care and) done was of no come to know (the Truth).
use to them! 15.97. Indeed, We know how your
15.85. And We did not create the breast (heart) becomes tight (and
heavens and the earth, and all feels sad) at what they say.
between them, except for just ends 15.98. So, celebrate the Praise of
and the (final) Hour is surely your Lord, and be of those who
coming. So, overlook (their faults) prostrate themselves in sincere love
with kind forgiveness. (for Allah).
15.86. Surely! Your Lord is the 15.99. And worship your Lord till
Master-Creator (Al-Khaliq), All the Hour that is certain (death),
Knowing (Aleem). comes to you.
15.87. And We have blessed upon **********
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Sura 16. An-Nahl, and use for show; And He has
(The bee): (Makkah, 128 Verses) created other things about which you
In the Name of Allah, the Most do not have (any) knowledge.
Gracious, the Most Merciful. 16.9. And to Allah leads Straight the
16.1. The Command of Allah Way, but there are ways (of the
(always) comes (true): You, then do world) that turn away: If Allah had
not try to make it happen earlier: so willed, He could have guided all
Glory to Him! And He is far above of you.
having (false) partners they ascribe 16.10. It is He Who sends down
to Him! water (the rain) from the sky: From it
16.2. He sends down the angels with (the rain water) you drink, and out of
Revelations of His Command, to it (grows) the vegetation with which
those of His servants, (as and) whom you feed your cattle.
He pleases, (saying): "Warn (men) 16.11. With it (the rain), He causes
that there is no god but I: for you the (many) crops to grow, the
So fear Me (by safeguarding against corn, the olives, the date-palms, the
all evil)." grapes, and every kind of fruit:
16.3. He has created the heavens and Surely in this, there is a Sign for
earth in Truth (for their truest those who think.
reasons): He is far above having (any 16.12. And He has made the Night
false) partners they ascribe to Him! and the Day for you; And (as He has
16.4. He has created man from a made) the Sun and the Moon; And
drop of semen (sperm); And look the Stars that obey His Command:
this same (man) becomes an open Surely, in this there are Signs for
challenger (about the creation)! those who understand.
16.5. And He has created the cattle 16.13. And on this earth, (are) the
for you: You receive warmth (from things that He has made many, in
the their skin), and many other different colors (and qualities):
benefits from them, and you eat from Surely, there is a Sign in this for
their (meat). those who speak (and say) the
16.6. And you have a sense of pride Praises of Allah.
and beauty in them while you drive 16.14. And He, it is Who has made
them home in the evening, and as the sea subject (to His Command), so
you take them out to the grazing land that you may eat the flesh (of the
in the morning. fish) from there that is fresh and
16.7. And they carry your heavy tender, and so that you may extract
loads to a land where you could not from there ornaments (and pearls) to
(possibly) go except with wear; And you see the ships in there
considerable pain to (your bodies that break the waves, so that you
and) selves: Truly, your Lord is Most may find the bounty of Allah and
Kind (Ra'uf), Most Merciful that you may be grateful.
(Raheem). 16.15. And He has placed the
16.8. And (He has created) horses, mountains standing firm on the earth,
mules, and donkeys, for you to ride in case it should roll with you; And
rivers and roads; So that you may
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guide yourselves; their foundation, and the roof fell
16.16. And markers and sign-posts down upon them (right) from above
(upon the earth); And by the stars (so them; And the punishment caught up
that men) guide themselves. with them from directions they did
16.17. Is then He Who creates like not (even) think.
(the false) one who does not create? 16.27. Then, on the Day of Judgment
Will you not take the warning (and (the Resurrection), He (Allah) will
guidance)? cover them with shame, and say:
16.18. And if you would try to count "Where are My 'partners' about
the Favors of Allah, you will never whom you used to argue (with the
be able to number them: Truly, Allah believers)?” Those blessed with
is Often Forgiving (Ghafoor), Most knowledge will say: "Truly, this
Merciful (Aleem). Day, the disbelievers are covered
16.19. And Allah knows what you with shame and misery-
conceal (hide away), and (also) what 16.28. "Those (disbelievers) whose
you reveal. lives the angels take in a state of
16.20. Those whom they call upon doing wrong to their own souls."
other than Allah create nothing and Then, would they offer submission
are themselves created. (and say), "We did no evil
16.21. (They are) dead, lifeless: And (knowingly)." (The angels will
they do not know when they will be reply), "Yes, truly Allah knows all
raised up (themselves). that you did;
16.22. Your God is One (Allah). As 16.29. “So enter the gates of Hell, to
to those who do not believe in the live in there. And indeed, so really
Hereafter, their hearts do not want to evil is the home of the proud."
know, and they are proud (and 16.30. (When) it is said to the
haughty). righteous, "What is it that your Lord
16.23. Without a doubt Allah knows has revealed?” They say: "All that is
what they hide, and (also) what they good;" To those who do good, there
reveal: Surely, He does not love the is good in this world, and the home
proud (and haughty). of the Hereafter is even better and
16.24. And when it is said to them, really wonderful is the home of the
"What is it that your Lord has righteous,
revealed?" They say: "Stories of the 16.31. Gardens of Eternity that they
old!" will enter: Beneath them flow
16.25. On the Day of Judgment let (pleasant) rivers: They will have all
them fully bear their own burdens, that they wish in there: Thus Allah
and also some of burdens of those rewards the righteous-
that knew not, whom they misled. 16.32. Those (righteous ones) whose
Alas, how painful (and heavy are) lives the angels take in a state of
the burdens they will bear! purity, saying (to them), "Peace be
16.26. Those before them also on you; You enter the Garden,
plotted (against Allah): But Allah because of what you did (in your
took (away) their structures from life)."
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16.33. Do the (ungodly) wait until where they differed, and that the
the angels come to them, or there rejecters of Truth may realize that
comes the Command from your Lord they had really (given in to)
(for their death)? Like this (also) did falsehood.
those who went before them. And 16.40. Verily, to anything that We
Allah did not wrong them: But! They have willed (to be), We only say the
wronged themselves (and their word, "Be", and it is.
souls). 16.41. And to those who emigrated
16.34. Then the evil results of their (and left) their homes in the cause of
actions came upon them, and that Allah, after suffering oppression- We
very (anger of Allah) at which they will surely give a goodly home in
had mocked surrounded them. this world; But the reward of the
16.35. The worshippers of false gods Hereafter will be truly greater, if they
say: "If Allah had so willed then we only realized!
would not have worshipped anybody 16.42. Those (are the people) who
but Him- Neither we and nor our remain constant with patience, and
fathers- Nor would we have forbade put their trust on their Lord.
anything other than His (things 16.43. And also before you the
which He forbids)." Like this did messengers that We sent were only
those who went before them. But men, to whom We gave (the
what is the duty of messengers (from Message by) revelation: If you do
Allah) except to teach the Clear not realize this, ask of those who
Message? possess the Message.
16.36. And We surely sent from 16.44. (We also sent them, the earlier
every people a messenger (with the messengers) with Clear Signs and
Command), "Serve Allah, and avoid Books of strong prophecies and We
evil:" From the people were some have sent down to you the Message
whom Allah guided, and some for (the Quran); That you may explain
whom error could not be avoided. So clearly to men what is sent for them,
travel through the earth, and see what and that they may reflect.
was the end of those who rejected 16.45. Then do those who make up
(the Faith and the Truth). evil (plots) feel safe that Allah will
16.37. If you (O Prophet!) are eager not make the earth to swallow them
for their guidance, then surely, Allah up, or that the Anger (of Allah) will
guides not those whom He leaves to not catch up with them from
stray (away from the Path), and there directions they are not aware of?
will be no one to help them. 16.46. Or that He may not bring
16.38. And they swear their strongest them to account in the middle of
promise by Allah, that Allah will not their coming and going with never a
raise up those who die: Yes! (He will chance of stopping Him?
raise them and) it is a promise (to be 16.47. Or that He may not bring
made real) from Him in Truth: But them to account by a process of slow
most men do not realize it. wasting (of themselves)- For your
16.39. (They must be raised up) so Lord is truly full of Kindness (Ra'uf)
that He may clarify to them the Truth and Mercy (Raheem).
154 Sura 16. An-Nahl
16.48. Do they not look at Allah’s Allah! Glory be to Him! Far above
creation, among (all) things- How (is He) than what they associate with
(even) their shadows turn round, Him- And for themselves (they give
from the right and the left, sons-) what they desire!
prostrating themselves to Allah, and 16.58. And when news of a female
that (they do) in the humblest (baby's birth) is taken to one of them,
manner? his face darkens (with sorrow), and
16.49. And all that is in the heavens he is filled with sadness inside!
and on the earth, prostrate (fall down 16.59. He hides himself with shame
with fear and respect) to Allah, be from his people, because of the bad
they the moving (living) creatures news he has! Will he keep it (the
and the angels: Because none is baby) with pain and disgrace, or bury
proud (before Allah). her it in the dust? Oh! What an evil
16.50. They all fear their Lord, high (choice) they decide on?
above them, and they do all that they 16.60. For those who do not believe
are commanded. in the Hereafter, is applied the
16.51. Allah has said: "Do not take similarity of evil: To Allah is applied
two gods (for worship): Indeed, He is the Highest Similitude: He is the
only One Allah: Then fear Me Supreme in Power (Al-Aziz), the All
(only)." Wise (Al-Hakeem).
16.52. To Him belongs what is in the 16.61. And if Allah was going to
heavens and on the earth, and always
punish men for the wrongs (they
to Him is duty due: Then will you
have) done, He would not spare, on
fear (anything) other than Allah?
16.53. And you do not have any the (earth), even a single living
blessing or good thing except that it creature: But He gives them relief for
is from Allah: And also, when you a given time: When their time comes,
are touched by difficulty, you cry to they cannot delay (it even) by a
Him with painful sighs; single hour, just like they cannot
16.54. Then, when He removes the advance it (even by a single hour).
difficulty from you, look! Some of 16.62. They give to Allah what they
you turn to other gods to join with dislike (for themselves), and their
their Lord in worship! tongues insist on the lies that all
16.55. So as show their thanklessness good things are for themselves:
for the favors We have blessed on Without doubt, the Fire is for them,
them! Then enjoy (for a little while); and they will be the first to be
But you will know (your mistake) pushed into it!
soon! 16.63. By Allah, We sent
16.56. And to things they do not (messengers) to peoples (and
know, they assign a portion out of nations) before you; But (to some),
what We have blessed for their Satan makes their actions attractive
livelihood! By Allah, you shall truly to them: Also, he is their supporter
be brought to account for your false today, but they shall have a most
stories (you made up). painful penalty.
16.57. And they give daughters for
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16.64. And We sent down the Book their right hands possess, so as to be
(Quran) to you, for the clear purpose equal in that respect. Will they then
that you make clear to them those deny the Favors of Allah?
things about which they do not agree, 16.72. And Allah has made for you
and that it should be a guide and as a mates (and spouses) of your own
mercy for the believers. nature, and made for you, out of
16.65. And Allah sends rain down them, sons and daughters and
from the sky, and with it gives life to grandchildren, and given to you the
earth that is dead: Surely there is a best of things to live on will they still
Sign in this for those who listen. believe in vain things, and be
16.66. And surely, in cattle, you will thankless for Allah’s Favors?
find a parable to learn (and to 16.73. And they (the idolaters)
remember). Form their bodies (and worship other than Allah- Such as
from) what is between excretions and have no power to provide them,
blood, We produce milk for you to anything in heavens or on earth for
drink, (milk) that is pure and pleasant life, and cannot possibly have any
for those who drink it. such power?
16.67. And from the fruit of the date- 16.74. So, do not make up similitude
palm and the vine, you get healthy for Allah: Truly, Allah knows and
drink and food: Also in this is a Sign you do not know.
for people who are wise. 16.75. Allah brings forward the case
16.68. And your Lord taught the bee (of two men: One) a slave under the
"Make your (beehive) cells in the control of another; He (the slave) has
mountains, in the trees, and in the no power at all; And (the other) a
houses; man upon whom We have granted
16.69. "Then to eat from all the fruits many good favors from Ourselves,
(of the earth), and with find the ways and he spends from them (freely),
made easy by your Lord": From their privately and publicly: Then are the
bodies comes a drink (honey) of two equal? All the Praises (and
varying colors, wherein is healing for thanks) be to Allah. But most of
men: Surely in this is a Sign for them do not understand.
those who think. 16.76. And Allah brings forward
16.70. And (it is) Allah Who creates (another) case of two men: One of
you and takes your souls at death; them dumb, with no power of any
And there are some of you who are type, he is a tiresome burden on his
sent back to a weak (old) age, when master; Wherever he (master) directs
they know nothing after having him (the dumb one), he brings no
known (much in their young age): good: Is such a man equal to one
For Allah is All Knowing (Aleem), who acts justly, and is on the Straight
All Powerful (Khadir). Path?
16.71. Allah has blessed His gifts of 16.77. And the Mystery of the
livelihood more freely on some of heavens and of the earth belongs to
you than on others: Then those who Allah. And the Decision of the Hour
are more blessed will not (equally) (of Judgment) is as (quick as) the
hand over their gifts to those whom wink of an eye, or even closer: Truly,
156 Sura 16. An-Nahl
Allah is Able (Khadir) to do (and has peoples (nations), We shall raise a
Power over) all things. Witness (their own messenger): Then
16.78. And it is He Who brought you no excuses will be taken from
out from the wombs of your mothers disbelievers, nor will they be allowed
when you did not know anything; (to return and repent) to ask for the
And He gave you hearing, sight, and Forgiveness (from Allah).
hearts (for understanding and love): 16.85. And when the wrongdoers see
So that you may give thanks (to the penalty, then it will not be
Him). lightened in any way and then they
16.79. Do they not see the birds, held will not have any delay.
balanced in the middle of the sky? 16.86. And when those (men) who
Nothing holds them up except (the gave ‘partners’ to Allah will see their
Power of) Allah. Surely, in this are 'partners', and they (the men) will
Signs (verses) for those who believe. say: "Our Lord! These are our
16.80. It is Allah Who made your ‘partners’, those whom we used to
houses, places of rest and peace for
call upon besides You." But they will
you; And out of the skins of the
throw their word back at them: (And
animals, (He) made (tents for)
dwellings for you, which you find so say): "Truly, you are liars!"
light when you travel and when you 16.87. And on that Day they will
stop (to rest); And out of their wool, yield in submission to Allah; And all
and their soft fibers; And their hair, their inventions will leave them in
(He made) valuable things and the hardest position.
articles of use (to serve you) for a 16.88. Those who reject Allah and
time. try to stop (men) from the Path of
16.81. And it is Allah Who made out Allah- For them We will add penalty
from the things He created, some to penalty; Because they used to
things to give you shade; From the spread mischief.
hills He made some for your shelter; 6.89. On the Day when from all
And He made you clothes to protect people, and We shall raise a witness
you from heat, and coats of (from themselves) against
(metallic) mesh to protect you from themselves: And We shall bring you
your anger (and fights between each (O Prophet!) as a witness against
other). Like this He completes and them (your people who reject Allah):
perfects His Favors on you that you And to you, We have sent down the
may bow to His Will (in Islam). Book (the Quran) explaining
16.82. Then, if they (still) turn away, everything, a Guide, a Mercy, and
your duty is only to give the Message Happy News for Muslims.
in a clear way. 16.90. Verily, Allah commands
16.83. They (see and) know the Justice, the acts of kindness, and
Favor of Allah; Then they reject it generosity towards relatives, and He
(by idolizing to false gods): And forbids all shameful (immoral)
most of them are disbelievers. deeds, injustice and rebellion: He
16.84. And on the Day when from all instructs you, that you may receive
157 Sura 16. An-Nahl
16.91. And fulfill the Covenant certainly bless upon those, their
(Commitment of promise) taken in reward by the best of their actions,
the Name of Allah, when you make for those who patiently remain
it, and do not break your promises constant and committed (towards the
after you have agreed to keep them; right),
In reality you have made Allah your 16.97. Whosoever works right, (be
Witness; Verily, Allah knows all that it) man or woman, and has Faith (in
you do. Allah), surely, to him will We give a
16.92. And do not be like a woman good Life, a life that is good and
who breaks to untwisted fibers, the pure, and We will bless upon those
thread which she has spun, after it their reward by the best of their
has become strong. And do not make actions.
promises to (hide the) acts of 16.98. So when you recite the Quran,
dishonesty (and deception) between ask (and plead) for Allah’s protection
yourselves, especially when there be against Satan, the outcast and cursed
more (people) in one party than in one.
the other: Allah will test you by this; 16.99. Verily, he (Satan) has no
And on the Day of Judgment authority on those who believe and
(Resurrection), He will surely make put their trust only in their Lord.
clear to you (the truth about) what 16.100. His (Satan’s) authority is
you disagree. only over those, who take him as an
16.93. And if Allah had so wanted, (evil) guide and follow him and who
He could make you all as one People join (false) ‘partners’ with Allah.
(one Nation): But He leaves 16.101. When We replace one verse
wandering those whom He pleases, for another- And Allah knows best
and He guides those whom He what He reveals (in stages)- They
pleases: But you shall certainly be (the disbelievers) say, "You are only
called to account for all your actions. a forger:" But most of them do not
16.94. And do not make your understand.
promises to (hide the) acts of 16.102. Say: "The Angel Gabriel has
dishonesty (and deception) between brought the revelation from your
yourselves, with the effect that Lord in Truth, as to strengthen (all)
someone's foot may slip after it was those who believe and as a guide and
firmly placed, and you may have to as good news to Muslims.”
taste the evil (penalty) for having 16.103. We also know that they (the
blocked (men) from the Path of disbelievers) say, "It is a man who
Allah, and the mighty Anger (of teaches him (the Prophet)." His (the
Allah) come upon you. Prophet’s) tongue, that they
16.95. And do not use the Oath of (wickedly) point to be notably
Allah for a cheap (worldly) gain: For different, whereas this is Arabic,
with Allah is (a reward) much better pure and clear.
for you, if you only knew. 16.104. Verily, those who do not
16.96. What is with you will go out believe in the Signs and Revelations
of existence: What is with Allah will of Allah- Allah will not guide them,
stay behind (for ever). And We will and theirs will be a painful penalty.
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16.105. It is those who do not believe 16.113. And there came to them a
in the Signs of Allah- They makeup messenger from among themselves,
falsehood and forge lies; It is they but they falsely rejected him; So the
who lie! Anger (of Allah) caught them even
16.106. Any one who, after in the middle of their sins.
accepting the Faith in Allah, says 16.114. So (from the livelihood), eat
(words of) unbelief- Except under lawful and good food that Allah has
force (from outside, but in) his heart given to you; And be thankful for the
remaining firm in Faith- (Whereas) Favors of Allah, if it is He Whom
on such as those who open their you serve.
chests to unbelief- On them is Anger 16.115. He has only forbidden for
from Allah, and theirs will be a you, meat from dead (animals), and
fearful Penalty. blood, and the flesh of swine (any
16.107. This is because they love the type of pig), and any (food) over,
life of this world better than the which the name of (anyone) other
Hereafter: And Allah will not guide than Allah has been called upon. But
those who reject Faith. if one is forced by (extreme) need,
16.108. They are those whose hearts, without willful disobedience, and not
ears and the eyes Allah has sealed exceeding the rightful limits- Then,
up, and they do not take warning. Allah is Often Forgiving (Ghafoor),
16.109. No doubt, in the Hereafter, Most Merciful (Raheem).
they will be the (painful) losers. 16.116. And do not say- For
16.110. Then surely, your Lord- For anything that is false that your
those who emigrated (left their tongues may put forth- "This is
homes) after trials and persecution- lawful, and this is forbidden," so as
And who afterwards work hard and to ascribe false things to Allah.
fight for Faith and patiently remain Verily, those who ascribe false
constantly committed- Your Lord, things to Allah, will never prosper.
after all this, is Often Forgiving 16.117. (When such type of lies are
(Ghafoor), Most Merciful (Raheem). spoken, there) is only a very little
16.111. The Day when every soul worthless profit; But they will have a
will come forward struggling (and most painful penalty.
praying) for itself, and every soul 16.118. And for the Jews (also), We
will be paid back (in full) for all its prohibited such things like what We
actions, and no one will be unjustly have told you before: We did not do
treated. them any wrong, but they were used
16.112. And Allah brings forward a to doing wrong to themselves.
story: A city having (the comfort of) 16.119. Then surely your Lord- For
security and peace, well supplied those who do wrong without
with livelihood from every place: knowing, and who afterwards repent
Yet it was still thankless for the gifts and make corrections- Verily your
of Allah: So Allah made it taste Lord, after all of this, is (still) Often
hunger and fear (choking it) like a Forgiving (Ghafoor), Most Merciful
coat (from every side), because of (Raheem).
what (its people) earned. 16.120. Verily, Ibrahim (Abraham)
159 Sura 16. An-Nahl
was a true model, (sincerely and) your Lord with wisdom and holy
piously obedient to Allah, true in teaching, and reason with them by
faith, and he did not join gods with ways that are the best (and most
Allah: gracious): Truly, your Lord knows
16.121. He showed his thanks for the best, (those) who have strayed from
Favors of Allah, Who chose him, and His Path, and (those) who receive
guided him to a Straight Path. guidance.
16.122. And We gave him good in 16.126. And if you punish them, then
this world, and in the Hereafter, he no worse than that they punish you:
will be together with the Righteous. But if you show patience that is
16.123. Then, We have taught you really the best for those who are
(O Prophet!) the inspired (Message), patient.
"Follow the ways of Ibrahim 16.127. And be patient because your
(Abraham), the (one) True in Faith, patience is only from Allah; And do
and he did not join gods (with not feel sad over them: And do not
Allah)." be in distress yourself because of
16.124. The Sabbath (the seventh their (evil) plots.
day of the week) was only made 16.128. Truly, Allah is with those
(Holy) for those who disagreed who guard themselves, and those
(about it); And surely, your Lord will who do good.
decide between them on the Day of
Judgment about their differences. **********
16.125. Invite (all) to the Way of
Sura 17. Al-Isra', Disposer of (your) affairs."
(The night journey) or Bani Israel 17.3. O (you) descendents who have
(The children of Israel): (Makkah, come from those whom We carried
111 Verses) (in the Ark) with Nuh (Noah)! Surely
In the Name of Allah, the Most he was a true servant, most grateful.
Gracious, the Most Merciful. 17.4. And We had decreed (and gave
17.1.. Glory be to (Allah), Who took (clear) warning to) the Children of
His Servant (the Prophet Muhammad) Israel in the Scripture (Torah), that
for a Journey during the night from you would make mischief twice on
the Sacred Mosque (in Makkah) to the the earth and become very unjust and
Farthest Mosque (in Jerusalem) turn very arrogant (and that they
whose Vicinities We blessed, so that would be punished twice)!
We may show him some of Our Signs 17.5. So when the first of the
(verses): For He is the All Hearer (As- warnings came true, We sent against
Sami’), the All Seer (Al-Baseer, One you (Children of Israel) Our servants
Who hears all and sees all). (the Babylonians, who were) used to
17.2. And We gave Musa (Moses) ruthless warfare: They entered the
the Scripture (Torah), and made it a deepest parts of your homes; And it
Guidance to the Children of Israel, was a warning (totally) fulfilled.
(saying to them:): "Do not take 17.6. Then We gave you a return (to
(anyone) other than Me to be the freedom) against them: And We
increased your resources and sons,
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and made you more numerous for which He will see laid open (for
man-power. him).
17.7. (And We said:) "If you do well, 17.14. (It will be said to him:) "Read
you do well for yourselves; If you do your (own record) book: Your soul is
evil, (you do it) against yourselves." enough this day to make out an
So, when the second warnings came account against you."
true, (We let your enemies) disfigure 17.15.. Whoever takes the guidance,
your faces, and enter your mosque takes it for his own good: And
(in Jerusalem) like they had entered Whoever goes astray does so to his
it before, and bring destruction to all loss: No bearer of burdens can bear
that fell into their power. the burden of another: And We will
17.8. It may be that your Lord may not come down with Our Anger until
(still) show mercy to you; But if you We had sent a messenger (to warn).
go back (to your sins), We shall go 17.16. When We decide to destroy a
back (to Our punishments): And We town (a population) We (first) send a
have made Hell a prison for firm order to those from them who
disbelievers. are given the good things of this life
17.9. Surely, this Quran guides to and still exceed (their) limits; So that
what is just and right and gives the the word (of warning) is proved true
good news to the believers who work against them: After this We destroy
deeds of righteousness, that they it to total destruction.
shall have a great reward (of 17.17. And how many generations
Paradise); have We destroyed after Nuh
17.10. And to those who do not (Noah)? And your Lord is sufficient
believe in the Hereafter, (it warns) as totally Informed (Khabeer) and
that for them We have prepared a All Seer (Baseer) of the sins of His
painful penalty (of Hell). servants.
17.11.. And man calls to (Allah) in 17.18.. If any (of you) wish for the
(his) evil as he calls to (Allah) for the passing things (of this life), We give
good, and man is used to hasty him readily- Those things as We
(actions). will, to those persons as We will: In
17.12. And, We have fixed the night the end, We have (also) made Hell
and the day as two Signs: The Sign for him: He will burn in there,
of the night We have hidden away, disgraced and rejected.
whereas the Sign of the day, We 17.19. Whosoever wishes for the
have made to give you light; So that (reward in) Hereafter, and works
you may seek the Bounty from your hard for it with all his due effort, and
Lord, and that you may know the keeps (his) Faith- He is the one
number (of days) and count of the whose effort is acceptable (by
years: And all things We have fully Allah).
explained (in detail). 17.20. From the (many) gifts of your
17.13. And We have tied every man's Lord, We give freely to all- These
fate onto his own neck: We shall (people) as well as those (people):
bring out on the Day of Judgment for The gifts of your Lord are not limited
him a (register like) document, (to any).
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17.21. See how We have given more push it out to its longest reach, so
to some than to others; But surely the that you become worthy of blame
Hereafter is higher in value and and being penniless.
position and greater in excellence. 17.30. Surely, your Lord gives plenty
17.22. Do not take with Allah for livelihood to whom He pleases,
another god for worship; Or you (O but He gives in a right amount (to
man!) will sit in disgrace and all). Verily, He knows and regards
neglect. all His servants.
17.23.. And your Lord has 17.31.. And do not kill your children
commanded that you worship none because of the fear of poverty (or of
but Him. And that you be kind to want): We shall give livelihood to
your parents. Whether one or both of them and also to you. Surely, killing
them reach old age in your life, do them is a terrible sin.
not say a word of (hate and) 17.32. And do not come close to
disrespect to them, and do not brush adultery: Verily, it is a shameful
them aside, instead, talk to them with (deed) and an act evil, opening the
(respect and) honor. road (to many other evils).
17.24. And, (out of kindness), lower 17.33. And do not take life- Which
to them the arm of submission by Allah has made holy- Except for just
being humble through mercy, and (and true) cause. And if anyone is
say: "My Lord! Grant to them Your killed wrongfully, We have given his
Mercy as they brought me up heir the right (to demand justice
(dearly) during my childhood." within due limits or to forgive): But
17.25. Your Lord knows best what is let him not exceed the limits in the
in your hearts and souls: If you do matter of taking life; Verily, he (too)
deeds of righteousness, then surely is helped (by Islamic law).
He is Most Forgiving to those who 17.34.. And do not come near to the
turn to Him again and again (in true orphan's property except to make it
repentance). better, until he attains the age of full
17.26.. And give the relatives their strength; And fulfill (every) promise
due rights, and (also) to those in (and commitment), verily, (every)
want, and to the wayfarer: But do not act will be questioned (on the Day of
waste (your wealth) like a spendthrift Judgment).
(or a wasteful person). 17.35. And give full measure when
17.27. Surely wasters are brothers of you measure, and weigh with a
the Satans'; And the Evil one (the balance that is (correct and) straight.
prime Satan) is ungrateful to his That is the most suitable and most
Lord. helpful in the final evaluation.
17.28. And even if you have to turn 17.36. And do not follow that about
away from them (the deserving) to which you have no knowledge;
find from the Mercy from your Lord, Verily, every act of hearing, or of
which you expect, then speak a word seeing, or of (wandering of) the heart
of comfort and kindness to them. will be questioned (on the Day of
17.29. And do not make your hand Judgment).
tied to your neck, (like a miser), nor 17.37. And do not walk on the earth
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with (injustice and) deceit, arrogance their hearts (and minds) that they
(and rudeness): Verily, you can not may (even) understand the Quran,
rip the earth apart, and cannot reach and (We put) deafness into their ears:
the mountains in height. When you say the Praise of your
17.38. Of all such things, (it is) evil Lord (and Him) Alone, in the Quran;
that is hateful in the sight of your They turn their backs, running away
Lord, (from Truth).
17.39. These are among the (words 17.47. We know very well why is it
of) wisdom, which your Lord has that they listen, when they listen to
revealed to you. And do not take, you; And when they meet in private
with Allah, another god for worship, conference, then the wrongdoers say,
lest, you (too) will be thrown into "You follow no one except a man
Hell, worthy of blame and rejected bewitched [under a (magical) spell]!"
(from Allah’s Mercy). 17.48. See what comparisons they
17.40.. Then has your Lord, (O make for you: So they have gone
disbelievers!) given you sons, and astray, and they can never find a way
taken for Himself daughters from the (to come back).
Angels: Indeed! You say a most 17.49.. And they say: "What! When
terrible thing! we are reduced to bones and torn
17.41.. And surely, We have made apart (destroyed as dust), will we
clear in many (ways) in this Quran, really be raised up as a new
so that they may be warned and creation?"
guided, but it only makes them go 17.50. Say: "You be stones or iron,
away (from the Truth)! 17.51. "Or (be any) created matter
17.42. Say (to the disbelievers): If which to you, is greater (and harder)
there were (other) gods with Him- in your hearts (to be raised up- Still
As they (the disbelievers) say- Then you shall be raised up)!" Then they
they would certainly have searched a will (still) say: "Who will cause us to
way to the Lord of the Throne! come back (alive)?” Say: "He, Who
17.43. Glory be to Him! He is high created you first!" Then they will
above the things they say! Supreme shake their heads towards you and
and Great (beyond every measure)! say, "When will that be?” Say, "May
17.44. The seven heavens and the be, it is near!
earth, and all beings in there, speak 17.52. "It will be on a Day when He
His Glory: There is not a thing which will call you, and you will answer (to
does not celebrates His Praise; And His call) with His Praise and
yet you do not understand how they servitude, and you will (only) think
declare His Glory! Surely, He is that you delayed only for a short
Often-Forbearing (Haleem), Most while!"
Forgiving (Ghafoor)! 17.53. And say to My servants that
17.45.. And when you recite the they should (only) say those words
Quran, We put between you and those that are best: Verily, Satan brings in
who do not believe in the Hereafter, disagreements and disharmony
an invisible shade: between them: Surely, Satan is to
17.46. And We put coverings over man an open enemy.
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17.54. It is your Lord Who knows 44.43-46; And 55.52.) We put fear
you best: If He pleases, He grants (and warning) into them, but it only
you (His) Mercy, or if He pleases, increases their excessive evil in
(His) Punishment: We have not sent nothing but their vast disbelief,
you as a guardian of their affairs for injustices and disobedience!
them. 17.61.. And (remember) when We
17.55. And it is your Lord Who said to the angels: "Bow down
knows best all beings that are in the (prostrate yourselves) to Adam":
heavens and on earth: And indeed, They bowed down except Satan: He
We have preferred some prophets said, "Shall I bow down to one
over others: And to Dawood (David), (Adam) whom You created (only)
We gave the Psalms (Zabur), from clay?"
17.56.. Say: "Call on those, besides 17.62. He (Satan) said, "Do You see?
Him- Whomsoever you may pretend: This is one whom you have honored
They have neither the power to above me! If You will only grant me
remove the pain from you nor to relief till the Day of Judgment, I will
change it to another person." surely take his (Adam's) children
17.57. Those whom they call upon under my control- And mislead
want a way to reach their Lord- Even them- All, except a few!"
those who are nearest: Hope for His 17.63. (Allah) said: "Go your way; If
Mercy, and fear His Anger: Because any of them follow you, surely! Hell
the Anger of your Lord is something will be the repayment for you (all)-
to regard. And enough (it is) for a repayment.
17.58.. There is not a community that 17.64. "Lead to destruction those
We shall not destroy it before the whom you can among them,
Day of Judgment or punish it with a gradually, with your seductive voice
terrible penalty: That was indeed (of evil); Make attacks on them with
written in the (eternal) Record. your horsemen and soldiers;
17.59. And nothing could stop Us Together with them share wealth and
from sending the Signs, except that children; And make (false) promises
the men of earlier generations denied to them." But Satan promises them
them as false: And We sent the she- nothing but lies.
camel to the Samood (Thamud) to 17.65. "Verily! About My (loyal and
open their eyes (to the truth), but true) servants, you will not have
they treated her wrongfully: And We authority over them:" And your Lord
only send the Signs to bring fear in is All Sufficient as a Guardian of
(them and to keep them away from affairs (Wakil).
evil). 17.66.. Your Lord is He Who makes
17.60. And (remember) when We the ship go smoothly for you through
told you that your Lord surrounds the sea, so that you may seek from
mankind around: And We gave the His Bounty. Truly, He is Most
Vision which We showed you, only Merciful (Raheem) to you.
as a trial for men- As also the cursed 17.67. And when suffering (or
tree in the Quran: (Mentioned as tree distress) gets you at sea, those that
of Zaqqum in verses 37.62-65; you call upon- other than Himself-
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Leave you in a difficult position! But strength, you would have certainly
when He safely brings you back to listened to them a little.
land, you turn away (from Him). 17.75. If that was so, We would have
And man is most ungrateful! made you taste twice the part (of
17.68. Do you then feel secure that punishment) in this life, and twice
He will not cause a side of the land the part after the death; And in
to swallow you (even when you are addition, you would have found no
on land), or that He will not send a one to help you against Us!
strong storm against you (with 17.76. And verily, their purpose was
shower of stones) so that you will to frighten you so much as to drive
have no one as a guardian for you? you away from the Land; But in that
17.69. Or do you feel secure that He case, they would not have stayed
will not send you back to sea a (therein) after you, except for a short
second time and send against you a time.
heavy gale to drown you because of 17.77. (This was our Sunnah or the)
your disbelief, then you find no way with the messengers whom We
helper against Us in there? had sent before you: And you will
17.70. And indeed, We have honored not find any change in Our ways.
the children of Adam; And We have 17.78.. Establish regular prayers—
provided them with transport on land from the middle of the day, till the
and sea; And We have provided darkness of the night, and recite the
them with good and pure things for Quran in the early dawn: Surely, the
livelihood; And given them Special reading (and morning prayer) of the
favors, over and above a great part of early dawn is witnessed (by special
Our Creation. angels).
17.71.. The day when We shall call 17.79. And pray during a part of the
all human beings together with their night (in the small hours of the
(leaders) Imams: (With the Books of morning): An additional prayer (or
their scriptures and their own deeds:) spiritual value) for you: Your Lord
Those who are given their record in will raise you soon, to a place of
their right hand will read it (with joy) honor and glory!
and they will not be treated unjustly 17.80. Say: "O my Lord! Let my
in the least. entry be by the Gate of Truth and
17.72. And those whoever was blind Honor, and also (make) my exit by
(to the Signs of Allah) in this world, the Gate of Truth and Honor; And
will also be blind in the Hereafter, grant me from Your Presence an
and most astray from the Path. authority to help (me)."
17.73.. Verily, their purpose was to 17.81. And say: "Truth has (now)
tempt you away from what We had come through and lies are dead:
revealed to you, (and) to replace in it Surely, lies (by their nature) are
(the Quran) something quite different bound to die."
against Us: And then, they would 17.82. And of the Quran, We send
certainly have made you a close down what is a healing and a mercy
friend! to those who believe: And to those
17.74.. And if We had not given you who are not just, it causes nothing
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but loss (and grief). against us; Or you bring Allah and
17.83.. And when We grant Our gifts the angels before (us), face to face;
to man, he turns away and becomes 17.93. "Or you have a house
far on his (own) side (instead of decorated with gold, or you climb a
turning to Us), and when evil touches ladder right into the skies; No, we
him, he gives himself up to sorrow! shall not even believe in your ascent
17.84. Say: "Everyone does (things) unless you send down to us a book
depending on his own tendencies: that we can read." Say: "Glory be to
And your Lord knows best who it is my Lord! Am I anyone except only a
that is most guided on the Way." man- A messenger (of Allah)?"
17.85.. And they ask you about the 17.94. What kept men away from
Spirit; Say: "The Spirit (comes) by belief when Guidance came to them,
the command of my Lord: Of the was nothing but this: They said, "Has
knowledge, it is only a little that is Allah sent (only) a man to be (His)
made known to you," messenger?"
17.86. And if it was Our Will, We 17.95. Say; "If on the earth, there
could take away that which We have were placed, angels walking about in
sent to you by revelation: Then you peace and (quiet) security, We
will not find anyone to plead your should certainly have sent them
affairs in that matter as against Us- down from the heavens an angel as a
17.87. Except as a Mercy from your messenger."
Lord: Verily, His Bounty to you is 17.96. Say: "Allah is enough for a
great. witness between me and you: Verily,
17.88. Say: "If the entire mankind He is the totally-Informed (Khabeer),
and jinns' were to get together to the All Seer (Baseer, Well
produce (something) like this Quran, Acquainted, seeing all things).
they could not produce (anything) 17.97.. And he whom Allah guides,
like it, even if they tried altogether he is on true guidance; And he whom
with help and support.” He leaves astray- For those you will
17.89. And in this Quran, We have find no protector besides Him. And
explained to man, every kind of on the Day of Judgment, We shall
similitude yet the larger part of them bring them together lying on their
refuse (to be guided) even a little and faces, blind, dumb, and deaf: Their
that with thanklessness! home will be Hell: Every time it
17.90. And they say: "We shall not reduces, We shall increase for them
believe in you, unless you make a the intensity of the Fire.
spring (of water) to come up for us 17.98. That is their recompense (and
from the earth. repayment), because they rejected
17.91. "Or (unless) you have a Our Signs, and said, "When we are
garden of date-palm (trees), and reduced to bones and tiny fragments,
grape-vines, and make rivers to come should we really be raised up (as) a
up in their midst carrying plenty of new Creation?"
water; 17.99. Do they not see that Allah,
17.92. "Or you make the sky to fall Who created the heavens and the
in pieces, as you say (it will happen), earth, has power to create (others)
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like them (again)? And only He has Prophet!) only to give the Happy
ordered a set time; Of this, there is News (to the believer) and to warn
no doubt. But the unjust refuse (to (sinners).
accept) even a little and that with 17.106. And (it is) a Quran that We
thanklessness! have divided (into parts from time to
17.100. Say: "If you had control of time), so that you may recite it to
the Treasures of the Mercy of my men at intervals: We have revealed it
Lord, then you would keep them (to you) by stages.
back, in the fear of spending them: 17.107. Say: "Whether you believe
Because man is (always) stingy!" in it (the Quran) or do not believe (in
17.101.. And to Musa (Moses) We it), verily, it is true that those who
did give nine clear Signs (See Note were given (its) knowledge earlier,
28.4): Ask the Children of Israel: when it is recited to them, fall down
When he came to them, Firon on their faces in respectful
(Pharaoh) said to him: "O Musa prostration,
(Moses)! I consider you truly, to 17.108. "And they say: 'Glory to our
have been worked upon by magic!" Lord! Truly the Promise of our Lord
17.102. [Musa (Moses)] said: has been fulfilled!' "
"Verily, you know well that these 17.109. They fall down on their faces
things have been sent down by no with tears, and it increases their
one but the Lord of the heavens and (truly heartfelt) humility.
the earth as eye-opening evidence:
And I consider you truly, O Firon 17.110. Say: "Call upon Allah, or
(Pharaoh), to be one ill-fated to call upon the Most Gracious (Ar-
destruction!" Rahmán): By whatever Name you
17.103. So he (Firon) decided to call upon Him, (that is fine) because
remove them from the face of the the Most Beautiful Names belong to
earth: But We did drown him and all Him. Offer the prayers, neither speak
who were with him. the words aloud, nor speak them in a
17.104. And after him, We said to low voice, but seek a middle path
the Children of Israel, "Live safely in between."
the land (of promise)": Then as the 17.111. Say: "All Praises (and
second of the warnings comes true, thanks) be to Allah, Who has no son,
(the birth of Messiah, the Christ or and has no partner in (His) kingdom:
the Day of Judgment) We will gather Nor does He (need) anyone to
you together in a mingled crowd (of protect from humiliation: And
many peoples and nations). magnify Him for His Greatness and
17.105.. And We sent down the Glory!"
(Quran) in Truth and in Truth, it has **********
come down: And We sent you (O
Sura 18. Al-Kahf, due to Allah, Who has sent down to
(The cave): (Makkah, 110 Verses) His Servant (the Prophet) the Book
In the Name of Allah, the Most (the Quran), and has permitted no
Gracious, the Most Merciful. unevenness (or crookedness) in it:
18.1.. All Praises (and thanks) are 18.2. (He has made it) Straight (and
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Clear) so that He may warn (the 18.12. Then We woke them, so as to
disbelievers) of the terrible test which of the two groups was
punishment from Him, and that He better at calculating the number of
may give the good news to the years they had slept away!
believers who do righteous deeds, 18.13.. We let you know their story
that they will have a (very) suitable in (all) truth: Truly, they were youths
reward, who believed in their Lord, and We
18.3. Where they will remain (in joy) forwarded them in guidance:
forever: 18.14. And We affirmed (the courage
18.4. Also, that He may warn those in) their hearts: And they stood up
who say, "Allah has begotten and said: "Our Lord is the Lord of
(fathered) a son (or a child):" the heavens and of the earth: We
18.5. They have no knowledge of shall never call upon any god other
such a thing, nor did their fathers. It than Him: If we did, we would have
is a serious (and painful) thing that truly said extreme wickedness!
comes from their mouths as a saying. 18.15. "These (people,) our people,
What they say is nothing but lies! they have taken gods other than Him
18.6.. Perhaps you will only sadden for worship: Why do they not show
yourself to death, in case (you are) an authority which is clear (and
following after them, in grief, if they convincing) for what they do? And
do not believe in this Message. who do more wrong than those who
18.7. Verily, whatever is on earth, invent a lie against Allah?
We have made it only as a shining 18.16. "And when you turn away
show for the earth. So that We may from them (the people) and the
test them- As to which (ones) of things they worship other than Allah;
them are best in conduct. Come up yourselves to the Cave:
18.8. And surely, whatever is on Your Lord will bless His mercy on
earth We shall reduce it only to dust you and take care of things (in your
and dried soil. lives) towards comfort and ease."
18.9.. Do you think that the 18.17. And you would have seen the
companions of the Cave (located sun, when it rose, down below to the
near the town of Aylah, see Sura right (side) from their Cave, and
Notes 2.5) and of the Writings (on a when it set, turning away from them
stone Tablet Sura Notes 2.4) were to the left while they lay in the open
wonders among Our Signs? space in the middle of the Cave (thus
18.10. When the young men took keeping them cool). These are from
themselves (in hiding) to the Cave: the Signs of Allah: He whom Allah
They said, "Our Lord! Grant upon us guides is rightly guided; But he
mercy from Yourself, and take care of whom Allah leaves to wander
things (in our lives) for us in the right (aimlessly)- For him will you find no
way!" protector (to lead him to the Right
18.11. Therefore We drew (a veil) Way).
over their ears, for a number of 18.18.. And you would have thought
years, in the Cave, (so that they did they were awake, while they were
not hear): (actually) sleeping, and We turned
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them on their right and on their left a place of worship over them."
sides: And their dog spreading out 18.22. (Some) say they were three
his two front legs at the entrance: If (youths), the dog being the fourth
you had (just accidentally) found among them; And (others) say they
them, you would have truly turned were five, the dog being the sixth-
back from them to run away (in Doubtfully guessing the unknown;
flight), and (you) would truly have And (yet others) say they were
been filled with fear of them. seven, the dog being the eighth. (O
18.19. ☼ Such (being their Prophet!) You say (to them): "My
condition), We woke them up (from Lord knows best their number; It is
their sleep), that they may question only a few who know their (real
each other. One of them said, "How number)." Therefore, do not enter
long have you stayed (here)?” They into disputes about them, except
said, "We (might) have stayed a day, about a matter that is clear, nor speak
or part of a day." (At the end), they to any of them about (the affair of)
(all) said, "Allah (alone) knows best the people of the Cave.
how long you have stayed here... 18.23.. And do not say about
Now then you send one of you with anything, "I shall surely do this and
this silver coin of yours to the town: this tomorrow"-
And let him find out which is the 18.24. Without (also saying), "If
best food (to eat) and bring some of Allah so wills!" And call your Lord
that (food) to you, so that (you may) to mind when you forget, and say, "I
satisfy your hunger with it: And let hope that my Lord will guide me
him act with care and courtesy, and ever closer (even) than this to the
let him not inform anyone about you. right road."
[☼ -Most scholars affirm that Nisf- 18.25.. And they (the Sleepers)
ul-Quran (i.e., the middle of the stayed in their Cave three hundred
Quran) is in this holy verse.] years, adding nine (more).
18.20. "Because if they should find 18.26. (O Prophet!) say: "Allah
you, they would stone you to death knows best how long they stayed:
(for believing in your Lord) and force With Him is (the knowledge of) the
you to return to their (ways of) secrets of the heavens and of the
worship; And then you will never gain earth: How clearly He sees, how
prosperity." finely He hears! They have no
18.21.. Thus We made their story protector other than Him; And He
known to the people, that they might does not share His command and His
know that the Promise of Allah is rule with anyone (whomsoever)."
true, and that there may be no doubt 18.27.. And recite (and teach) what
about the Hour of Judgment. has been revealed to you (O
(Remember) they argued within Prophet,) from the Book of your
about their affair. (Some) said, Lord: None can change His Words,
"Construct a building over them:" and you will find none as a protector
Their Lord knows best about them: except Him.
Then those who were in control over 18.28. And keep your soul (O
their affair said, "Surely, let us build Prophet,) restful with those who call
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on (pray to) their Lord morning and it (the crops) in the middle of them
afternoon, looking for His face; And We caused a river to flow.
do not let your eyes go beyond them, 18.34. The crops were (large enough)
looking for the show and shine of that this man had: He said to his
this life; And do not listen to any companion (the other man), during a
whose heart We have permitted to mutual argument: "I am more in
neglect the remembrance of Us, and wealth and sons (men to follow) than
one who follows his own wishes, you,"
whose case has gone beyond all 18.35. He went into his garden in a
bounds. state (of mind) unfair to his soul: He
18.29.. And say: "The Truth is from said, "I do not think that this (garden)
your Lord:" Then let him who will, will ever wither away,
believe (in it), and let him who will, 18.36. "And I do not think that the
reject (it): Verily, for the wrongdoers Hour (of Judgment) will (ever)
We have prepared a Fire whose come: Even if I am brought back to
(smoke and flames), like the walls my Lord, I shall surely find (there)
and roof of a tent, will close them in: something better in exchange than
And if they beg for relief they will be this (what I have)."
given water like molten brass, that 18.37. His companion said to him,
will burn their faces. How dreadful is during the argument with him: "Do
the drink! And how uncomfortable a you reject Him Who created you
couch to lie on! from dust, then out of a sperm-drop,
18.30. Surely, for those who believe then made you into a man?
and work righteousness, certainly, 18.38. "But on for my part, (I
We shall not let the reward die for believe) that He is Allah, my Lord,
any who do (even) a (single) and I shall not associate (anyone or
righteous deed. anything as a ‘partner’) with my
18.31. (For) these! For them will be Lord.
the Gardens of Eternity; Under 18.39. "It was better for you to say,
which rivers will flow therein: They as you went into your garden:
will be beautified in there with ‘Allah’s Will (will be done)! There is
bracelets of gold, and they will wear no power except with Allah!’ If you
green clothes of fine silk and heavily do see me less than you in wealth
decorated cloth; They will lie in and sons,
there on raised thrones. How good 18.40. "It may be that my Lord will
the reward and repayment! How give me something better than your
beautiful a couch to lie on! garden, and that He will send
18.32.. And present to them the thunderbolts onto your garden from
example of two men: For one of the sky, (by the way of warning)
them We gave two gardens of grape- from heaven, making it slippery
vines and surrounded them with sand!
palm trees; In between the two We 18.41. "Or the water of the garden
placed corn-fields. will run off underground so that you
18.33. Each of the gardens grew its will never be able to find it."
crops, and did not fail even a little in 18.42. So his fruit (and joy) were
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surrounded (by ruin) and he 18.49. And the Book (of deeds) will
remained twisting and turning his be placed (before you); And you will
hands over what he had spent for his see the criminals in great fear
property, which had (now) fallen to because of what is (written) in there;
pieces to its very foundations, and he They will say, "Woe (sorrow) to us!
could only say, "Shame upon me! If I What a book this is! It does not leave
had never given partners to my Lord out anything small or big, but takes
and Cherisher!" account of it (in there)!" And they
18.43. And he did not have number will find all that they did, present and
(of his men) to help him against placed (in writing) before them: And
Allah, and he was not able to save your Lord will not treat even one
himself. with injustice.
18.44. There, the (only) protection 18.50.. And (remember) when We
comes from Allah, the True One. He said to the angels: "Bow down to
is the Best to reward, and the Best to Adam:" So they (all) bowed except
give success. Iblis (Satan). He was one of the
18.45. Present to them the similitude (chief) jinns', and he (willfully)
of the life of this world: It is like the disobeyed the command of his Lord.
rain which We send down from the Will you then take him and his
sky: And the earth's vegetation progeny (and his klan) as (your)
absorbs it, but soon it becomes fresh protectors rather than Me? While
and green (but) later it becomes dry they (the klan of Satans) are enemies
and short sticks, which the winds to you! Evil will be the exchange for
spread about: And it is (only) Allah, the evildoers!
Who has the Power and Ability 18.51. I did not call them to see the
(Muqhtadir) to do all things. creation of the heavens and the earth,
18.46. Wealth and sons are (only) nor (even) their own creation: And it
desires and temptations in the life of is not for Me to take as helpers those
this world: But the things that last, who lead (men) astray!
good deeds with your Lord, are the 18.52. And (remember) the Day,
best as (the basis for all) reward and when He will say, "Call on those
hopes. whom you thought to be My
18.47. And (remember), the Day We 'partners', " and (when) they will call
shall remove the mountains, and you on them, but they will not listen, and
will see the earth as a level field, and We shall make for them a (common)
We shall gather them, all together, place of endless sorrow.
and We shall not leave out even one 18.53. And the criminals shall see
of them. the Fire and know that they have to
18.48. And they will be brought up fall in there: And they will not find
before your Lord in ranks (Allah will any way to turn away from it.
say): "Now you have come to Us as 18.54.. And indeed, We have
We had created you the first time: explained in detail in this Quran, for
Yes, you thought We shall not fulfill the benefit of mankind, every kind of
the appointment made for you to similarity: But in most things, man is
meet (Us)!" opposing.
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18.55. And what is there to keep their Fish, which made its way
back men from believing, now that through the sea (straight) as if (it
(Allah’s) Guidance has come to was) in a tunnel.
them, and from praying for 18.62. When they had traveled (some
forgiveness from their Lord, except more), he (Musa, Moses) said to his
that (they like) the ways of the old be attendant: "Bring us our early meal;
repeated with them, or the Truly, we have suffered much
punishment (of Allah) be brought to fatigue at this (time in) our journey."
them face to face? 18.63. He replied: "Do you
18.56. And We only send the remember (what happened) when we
messengers to give good news, and took ourselves to the rock? Truly, I
to give warnings: But the did forget the fish: None but Satan
disbelievers dispute with useless made me forget to tell (you) about it:
argument, so as to weaken the truth It made its way through the sea in a
with it, and treat My Signs as a joke, marvelous way!"
as also the fact that they are warned! 18.64. [Musa (Moses)] said: "That
18.57. And who does more wrong was what we were searching for:" So
than one who is reminded of the they went back on their (own)
Signs of his Lord, but turns away footsteps, following (the way that
from them, forgetting the (actions) they had come).
that his hands have sent forth? 18.65.. Then they found one (of the
Surely, We have put veils over their wise men) on whom We had
hearts in case they should understand bestowed Mercy from Ourselves and
this, and over their ears, deafness. If whom We had given knowledge
you call them to guidance, even then from Our Own Presence.
they will never accept guidance. 18.66. Musa (Moses) said to him (the
18.58. And your Lord is Most wise man, Khidr): "May I follow
Forgiving (Ghafoor), Owner of you, with the intention that you may
Mercy. If He were to call them (now) teach me something of the (greater)
to account for what they have earned, Truth which you have been taught
then surely, He would have hastened (by Allah)?"
their punishment: But they have their 18.67. (The wise one) said: "Surely,
fixed time, after which they will have you will not be able to have patience
no place to hide. with me!
18.59. And such were the peoples, 18.68. "And how can you have
We destroyed when they committed patience about things about which
injustices; But We fixed a definite your understanding is not complete?"
time for their destruction. 18.69. [Musa (Moses)] said: "You
18.60.. And (remember) when Musa will find me (really) patient: If Allah
(Moses) said to his servant-boy: "I so wishes, and I will not disobey you
will not stop until I reach the even a little."
Junction of the two seas or (until) I 18.70. The other said: "If then you
spend years and years in travel." were to follow me, do not ask me
18.61. But when they reached the any questions about anything until I,
Junction of two seas, they forgot myself speak to you about it."
172 Sura 18. Al-Kahf
18.71.. So they both proceeded on: (temporarily), because, after them
Until, when they boarded in the boat, was a certain king who took over
(and) he (Khidr) damaged it.; [Musa (seized) every boat by force.
(Moses)] said: "Have you damaged it 18.80. "As for the boy, his parents
in order to drown those in it? Truly a were believers, and we feared that he
strange thing have you done!" would dishearten (and offend) them
18.72. He (Khidr) answered: "Did I by (bitter and) prolonged revolt and
not tell you that you will not be able by disbelief (to Allah).
to have patience with me?" 18.81. "So we wanted that their Lord
18.73. [Musa (Moses)] said: "Do not would give them in exchange (a son)
be angry with me for forgetting, nor with more purity (of actions) and
make me sad by causing difficulties closer (to them) in (his) affection.
on my part." 18.82. "And as for the wall, it
18.74.. Then they proceeded further: belonged to two youths, orphans in
Until, when they met a boy, he the Town; Beneath it, there is a
(Khidr) killed him. Musa (Moses) buried treasure, to which they were
said: "Have you killed an innocent entitled; Their father had been a
person who has killed no one? Truly righteous man: So your Lord wanted
a wicked thing have you done!" that they should reach their age of
18.75. He answered: "Did I not tell full strength and (then) get out their
you that you can have no patience treasure- As a mercy (and gift) from
with me?" your Lord. And I did not do it of my
18.76. He (Musa) said: "If ever I ask own accord. This is the meaning of
you about anything after this, do not (the things) over which you were not
keep me in your company: Then you able to hold patience."
would have received (full) reason 18.83. (O Prophet!) They ask you
from my side.” about Zul-Qarnain, (generally
18.77.. Then they proceeded further: interpreted as Alexander, the great or
Until, when they came to the people Sikandhar-e-Aaz’m). Say, "I will
of a town, they asked them for food, recite to you some of his story."
but they refused to have them as 18.84. Surely, We established his
guests. Then they found there a wall power on earth, and We gave him the
almost falling down, but he put it up ability to do everything.
straight. (Musa) said: "If you wanted, 18.85.. One (such) way he followed
surely you could have asked for (to do),
some repayment (wages) for it!" 18.86. Until, when he reached the
18.78. (Khidr) answered: "This is the setting place of the sun, he found it
separation between me and you: set in a pool of murky water: And
Now I tell you the meanings of near it he found a people: We said:
(those things) over which you were "O Zul-Qarnain! You either punish
not able to have patience. them or treat them with kindness."
18.79.. "As for the boat, it belonged 18.87. He said: "As to whoever does
to certain men who were in great wrong, (only) him shall we punish;
need: They used (it) for working the And then he shall be sent back to his
sea: I only wished to make it useless Lord; And He will punish him (the
173 Sura 18. Al-Kahf
wrong-doer) with severe punishment. 18.98. He said: "This is a mercy
18.88. "But as to whoever believes, from my Lord: But when the promise
and work righteousness- He shall of my Lord comes to pass, He will
have a good reward, and his task we bring it (the wall) into dust on the
(Zul-Qarnain) order will be easy by ground; And the Promise of my Lord
our command." is true."
18.89.. Then he followed (another) 18.99.. And on that Day, We shall
way, leave them (Gog and Magog) to climb
18.90. Until, when he came to the like waves one upon another: And
rising of the sun, he found it rising the Trumpet will be blown, and We
on a people for whom We (Allah) shall bring them (the creatures) all
had provided no protection against together.
the sun. 18.100. And on that Day We shall
18.91. (He left them) as they were, give Hell for disbelievers to see, all
(and) We completely understood spread out (for them)-
what was before him. 18.101. (To the disbelievers) whose
18.92.. Then he followed (yet eyes were under a cover from
another) way, remembering Me, and who had been
18.93. Until, when he reached (a unable even to hear (the divine call).
valley) between two mountains, he 18.102.. Do the disbelievers then
found, beneath them, a (primitive) think that they can take My servants
people who did not understand a as protectors besides Me? Surely,
word. We have prepared Hell for the
18.94. They said: "O Zul-Qarnain! disbelievers for (their) entertainment.
Verily, the Yajuj and Majuj (Gog and 18.103. Say: "Shall We tell you of
Magog) do great mischief on the earth: the greatest losers because of their
Shall we pay you the tribute and honor deeds?
if you may build a wall between us and 18.104. "Those whose actions were
them?" wasted in this life, while they
18.95. He said: "(The power) that my thought that they were acquiring
Lord has placed in me is better (than good by their works?"
honor): So help me with strength 18.105. They are those who reject
(and work): I will build a strong wall the Signs of their Lord and the fact
between you and them: of their having to meet Him (in the
18.96. "Bring me blocks of iron;" At Hereafter): Useless will be their
length, when he had filled the space works, nor shall We, on the Day of
between the two steep mountain- Judgment, give them any
sides, he said, "Blow (with your consideration.
bellows into the fire.)" Then, when 18.106. That is their reward, Hell;
he had made them (red) as fire; He Because they rejected Faith, and took
said: "Bring me the molten lead, that My Signs and My messengers as a
I may pour over them." joke.
18.97. Thus they (Gog and Magog) 18.107.. Verily as to those who
were made helpless to climb it (the believe and do righteous deeds, they
wall) or to dig through it. have, for their pleasure, the Gardens
174 Sura 18. Al-Kahf
of Paradise, its help."
18.108. Where they shall live (for 18.110. Say: "I am only a man like
ever): They will wish for no change yourselves, (but) the revelation has
from them. come to me that, your God is the One
18.109. Say: "If the ocean were ink God (Allah): So whoever expects to
(to write with), the words of (Praise meet his Lord, let him work
for) my Lord, sooner would the righteousness, and associate not in
ocean be dry than would the words the worship of his Lord, anyone as a
of my Lord would be finished, even ‘partner’."
if We added another ocean like it, for **********
Sura 19. Maryam, 19.9. He (Allah's angel who brought
(Mary): (Makkah, 98 Verses) the message) said: "(It will still be) so:
In the Name of Allah, the Most Your Lord says, 'That is easy for Me:
Gracious, the Most Merciful. Certainly, I did really create you before
19.1. Káf Há Yá A’in Sád: when you were nothing!' "
19.2. (This is) a statement of Mercy 19.10. (Zakariyya) said: "O my Lord!
from your Lord to His servant Give me a Sign." The answer was,
Zakariyya (Zachariah). "Your Sign shall be that you shall not
19.3. When he cried to his Lord in speak to mankind for three nights, even
secret, though you are not dumb."
19.4. (And he) prayed: "My Lord! 19.11. Then he [Zakariyya (Zachariah)]
Indeed my bones are weak, and the hair came out from his chamber to his
of my head shine with gray: But never people: He told them by Signs to recite
am I not blessed (by You), O my Lord, Allah's praises in the morning and in
in my prayer to You! the afternoon.
19.5. "And surely, I am afraid (what) 19.12.. (To his son came Allah's
my family (and friends) will do after command), "O Yahya (John)! Hold on
me: But my wife is barren. So give me to the Book with strength": And even
an heir as if from Yourself- as (he was) a youth, We gave him
19.6. "(Someone) who will inherit (and Wisdom,
stand) for me, and stand for the 19.13. And pity (for all creatures) as
children of Yàqoub (Jacob); And, my from Us, and purity: He was truly
Lord! Make him one with whom You pious,
are well pleased!" 19.14. And kind to his parents, and he
19.7. (Zakariyya's prayers were was not overbearing nor rebellious.
answered, and Allah said): "O 19.15. And Peace on him, the day he
Zakariyya (Zachariah)! Verily, We was born, the day he dies, and the day
(Allah) give you the good news of a he will be raised (again) to life!
son: Whose name shall be Yahya 19.16.. In the Book (Quran), tell (the
(John): On no one by that name have story of) Maryam (Mary), when she
We given (so much) honor before." went away from her family (for
19.8. He (Zakariyya) said: "O my Prayer) to a place in the East (her
Lord! How shall I have a son, when my chamber).
wife is barren and I have become quite 19.17. She placed a screen (to hide
weak from old age?" herself) from them; Then We sent to
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her Our angel, and he appeared before 19.28. "O sister of Haroon (Aaron)!
her in the form of a man of respect in Your father was not an evil
every way. (adulterous) man, and your mother was
19.18. She said: "Verily, I ask for not an immoral woman!"
shelter from you with (Allah) Most 19.29. Then, she pointed to the baby
Gracious (Ar-Rahmán): (Do not come (Jesus). They said: "How can we talk to
near me) if you guard (yourself) one who is (only) a child in the
against evil." cradle?"
19.19. He said: "I am a messenger 19.30. He [the baby Isa (Jesus)] said:
from your Lord, (only to announce to) "Indeed I am a servant of Allah: He has
you, the gift of a righteous son: given me the Scripture (Gospel) and
19.20. She said: "How shall I have a made me a prophet;
son, when no man has touched me, 19.31. "And He (Allah) has made me
and I am not immodest (or indecent)?" blessed where ever I be, and has
19.21. He said: "(It will still be) so: commanded for me prayer and charity
Your Lord says: 'That is easy for Me: as long as I live;
And (We wish) to appoint him as a 19.32. "[He (Allah)] has made me kind
Sign to men and a Mercy from Us': It to my mother, and not arrogant or
is a matter (already) ordered." miserable;
19.22. So she started to carry him 19.33. "And Peace is on me the day I
(baby Jesus in her womb), and she was born, the day I die, and the day I
went (to rest) with him to a far place. will be raised (again) to life!"
19.23. And the pains of childbirth took 19.34.. Isa (Jesus), the son of Maryam
her to the trunk of a palm-tree: She (Mary) was like this: (It is) a statement
cried (in her pain): "Oh! If I had died of truth, about which they dispute
before this! If I was a thing forgotten (without any use).
and not (even) seen!" 19.35. It is not suited for (Almighty)
19.24. Then (a voice) cried to her from Allah that He should father a son.
under (the tree): "Do not feel sad! Glory to Him (Allah)! When He
Because your Lord has made (for you) determines anything, He only says to it,
a stream underneath you; "Be", and it is.
19.25. "And shake towards yourself 19.36. [Isa, (Jesus) said:] "And surely
the trunk of the palm-tree: It will drop Allah is my Lord and your Lord: Him
fresh ripe dates (fruits) upon you. (Alone,) you therefore worship (and
19.26. "So eat and drink and cool (wet serve): This is the Straight Path."
your) eye. And if you see any man, 19.37. Then, the groups differed
say, 'I have promised solemnly to among themselves: so (this is a)
(Allah) the Most Gracious (Ar- warning to the disbelievers because of
Rahmán), and this day, I will not enter the Judgment on a great Day!
into talk with any human being.' " 19.38. How plainly will they see and
19.27.. At the end she brought the hear, the Day that they will appear
(baby) to her people, carrying him before Us! But today, the unjust are
(baby Jesus in her arms). They said: "O clearly in error!
Maryam (Mary)! Truly an amazing 19.39. But warn them of the Day of
thing have you brought! regrets and sorrow, when the matter
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will be determined: For they are Yàqoub (Jacob), and each one of them
negligent and they do not believe! We made a prophet.
19.40. Verily, It is We Who will take 19.50. And We blessed them from Our
back the earth, and all living things Mercy, and We granted them high
upon it: And they will all be returned to honor on the tongue (of truth with
Us. praise).
19.41.. And in the Book (Quran); Tell 19.51.. And in the Book (Quran), tell
(the story of) Ibrahim (Abraham), he (the story of) Musa (Moses), verily, he
was a man of truth (and) a prophet. was specially chosen, and he was a
19.42. When he said to his father: "O messenger, a prophet.
my father! Why worship (something) 19.52. And We called him from the
that does not hear and does not see, and right side of Mount (Sinai) and made
(something that) can be of no profit to him come near to Us, for sacred (and
you? holy conversation).
19.43. "O my father! Verily, knowledge 19.53. And from Our Mercy, We gave
has come to me which has not come to him his brother Haroon (Aaron), (also)
you: So follow me: I will guide you to a a prophet.
Path that is Even (and Straight). 19.54.. And in the Book (Quran), tell
19.44. "O my father! Do not serve (the story of) Ismail (Ishmael), verily
Satan: Surely, Satan is a rebel against he was true to his promise, and he was
(Allah,) the Most Gracious (Ar- a messenger, a prophet.
Rahmán). 19.55. And he used to bring together
19.45. "O my father! Surely, I fear that his people with prayer and charity, and
a penalty fall on you from (Allah) Most he was welcome in the Sight of his
Gracious (Rahmán), so that you will Lord.
become a friend of Satan."
19.46. (The father) replied: "Do you 19.56.. And in the Book (Quran), tell
hate my gods, O Ibrahim (Abraham)? If (the story of) Idris, verily, he was a
you do not stop, I will really stone you: man of truth, (sincerity and) a prophet:
Now get away from me for a good long 19.57. And We raised him to a high
time!" position.
19.47. Ibrahim (Abraham) said: "Peace 19.58.. Those were some of the
be on you: I will pray to my Lord for prophets on whom Allah blessed His
your forgiveness: Verily, He is Grace- From the followers of Adam
affectionate towards me. and from those whom We took (in the
19.48. "And I will go away from (all of) Ark) with Nuh (Noah), and from the
you and from those whom you call followers of Ibrahim (Abraham) and
upon besides Allah: And I will call on Israel (Yàqoub or Jacob)- From those
my Lord: Perhaps, by my prayer to my whom We guided and chose. When the
Lord, I shall be not condemned." Signs of (Allah) Most Gracious
19.49. When he had gone away from (Rahmán) were told to them, they
them and from those whom they would fall down face down in
worshipped besides Allah, We prostration (love and worship) and in
bestowed on him Isháq (Isaac) and tears.
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19.69. Then indeed, We shall pull out
19.59. But after them there came from every sect all those who were
descendents who missed prayers and worst in strongest rebellion against
went after (their) desires soon, then, (Allah) the Most Gracious (Ar-
will they come to (their) destruction- Rahmán).
19.60. Except those who repent and 19.70. Then certainly, We know well
believe, and work righteousness: For those who are most worthy of being
these will enter the Garden and will not burned in there.
be wronged in the least- 19.71. And (there is) not one of you
19.61. Gardens of Eternity, those that who will not go over it (Fire): That is a
(Allah) Most Gracious (Rahmán) has Decree with your Lord, which must be
promised to His servants in the Unseen: completed.
Verily, His promise must (always) come 19.72. Then We shall save those who
true. kept away from evil, and We shall
19.62. They will not hear within it any leave the wrongdoers in there, (pulled
useless talk, except only words of down) on their knees.
Peace: And in there they will have their 19.73.. And when Our Clear Signs are
sustenance, morning and afternoon. read to them, the disbelievers say to
19.63. Like this is the Garden that We those who believe, "Which of the two
give as an inheritance to those of Our sides is better in position? Which
servants who keep away from evil. makes the better show in public?"
19.64.. (The angels say:) "We do not 19.74. And how many (countless)
come down except by command of generations have We destroyed before
your Lord: To Him belongs what is them, (those) who were even better in
before us and what is behind us, and wealth and (looked) brighter to the
what is between: And your Lord is eye?
never forgetful- 19.75. Say: "If any men go towards
19.65. "Lord of the heavens and the wrong, (Allah) Most Gracious (Ar-
earth, and (Lord) of all that is Rahmán) extends (the rope) to them,
between them: So worship Him, and until, when they see the warning of
be regular and patient in His Allah (being completed)— either as
worship: Do you know of anyone punishment or as (the coming of) the
who is similar to Him- (Worthy of (final) Hour- At the end, they will see
the same Name as He)? who is worse in position, and (who is)
19.66. And man says: "What! When weaker in forces!
I am dead, then shall I be raised up 19.76. "And Allah advances in guidance
alive?" those who search for Guidance: And the
19.67. But does not man remember that things that last, good deeds, are best
We created him even while he was in sight of your Lord (Rab), as
nothing? rewards, and best for (their) final
19.68. So, by your Lord, without returns."
doubt, We shall bring them together, 19.77.. Have you then seen the (sort of)
and (also) the Evil ones (Satans with man who rejects Our Signs, yet says: "I
them), then shall We bring them will truly be given wealth and
forward on their knees around Hell; children (if I was to be alive again)"?
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19.78. Has he gone into the Unseen 19.89. Indeed you (sinners) have brought
(Ghaib), or has he taken a promise from forward a most horrible thing (and a
(Allah) Most Gracious (Ar-Rahmán). lie)!
19.79. Nay! We shall record what he says, 19.90. As if the skies are ready to
and We shall keep adding to his burst (open), the earth to split apart,
punishment. and the mountains to fall down in
19.80. And to Us shall return all that total ruin,
he talks about, and he shall come 19.91. That they assign (or give) a son for
lonesome and alone, before Us. (Allah), the Most Gracious (Ar-Rahmán).
19.81. And they have taken (for 19.92. For it is not befitting for the
worship) gods other than Allah, that Majesty of (Allah) the Most
they may give them power and Gracious that He should father a son.
glory! 19.93.. (There is) not (even) one
19.82. Instead, they (their false gods) shall being in the heavens and the earth
reject their worship, and become that will not come to (Allah), the
enemies against them. Most Gracious as (His) servant.
19.83.. Do you not see that We have set 19.94. Verily, He (Allah) takes an
the Evil ones (Satans) against the account of them (all), and has
disbelievers, to make them (insane) with numbered them (all) exactly.
evil (and anger)? 19.95. And everyone of them will
19.84. So do not make haste against come individually to Him on the Day
them, for We only count out for them of Judgment.
a (few) number (of days). 19.96. On those who believe and do
19.85. The Day We shall bring the works of Righteousness, (Allah), the
righteous to (Allah) Most Gracious Most Gracious (Ar-Rahmán) will
(Rahmán), like a group brought before bless (His) Love upon them.
a king for honors, 19.97.. So, We (Allah) have made
19.86. And We shall drive the (the Quran) easy in your own tongue,
criminals (and sinners) to Hell, like only that with it, you (O Prophet,)
thirsty cattle driven down to water- may give the good news to the
19.87. None shall have the power to righteous, and warnings to people
plead (for them), except such a one, used to challenge.
who has had permission from (Allah) 19.98. And how many generations
the Most Gracious (Ar-Rahmán). before them have We destroyed? Can
19.88.. And they say: "(Allah,) The Most you (now) find a single one of them, or
Gracious (Ar-Rahmán) has fathered a (even) hear a whisper of them?
son!" **********
Sura 20. Ta-Ha, Quran unto you to (cause) for you
(Quranic letters T. H.): (Makkah, (suffering or) sorrow,
135 Verses) 20.3. But only as a remainder to
In the Name of Allah, the Most those who fear (Allah),
Gracious, the Most Merciful. 20.4. A Revelation from Him Who
20.1. Ta Ha: created the earth and the high
20.2. We have not sent down the heavens above.
20.5. (Allah) the Most Gracious (Ar-
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Rahmán) rose over the Throne (of right hand, O Musa (Moses)?"
authority). 20.18. He (Musa) said, "It is my rod:
20.6. To Him belongs all that is in I lean on it; With it I beat down corn
the heavens and all that is on the stalk for my cattle; And in it I find
earth, and all that is between them, other uses."
and all that is underneath the soil. 20.19. (Allah) said, "Throw it, O Musa
20.7. And if you speak out the Word (Moses)!"
loudly, (it may not matter much): 20.20. He threw it, and look! It was a
Then verily and surely, He (Allah) snake, actively in motion.
knows what is secret and what is still 20.21. (Allah) said, "Seize it, and do
more hidden. not fear: We shall return it at once to
20.8. Allah! There is no god but He, its former state...
Unto Him (Allah) belong the Most 20.22. "Now draw your hand close to
Beautiful Names. your side: It shall come out white
20.9.. And has the story of Musa (and shining), without harm (or
(Moses) reached you? stain)- (Yet) as another Sign-
20.10. When he (Musa) saw a fire: 20.23. "That We may show you
He said to his family, "You stay (two) of Our Greater Signs.
(behind); I see a fire; Perhaps I can 20.24. "You go to Firon (Pharaoh),
bring you something burning from it, verily, he has transgressed all limits."
or some guidance at the fire." 20.25.. Musa (Moses) said: "O my
20.11. And when he came to the fire, Lord! Open up my chest (and my
a voice was heard: "O Musa understanding) for me;
(Moses)! 20.26. "Make my work easier for me;
20.12. "Surely I am your Lord! 20.27. "And loosen the knot (that
Therefore (in My presence) remove came about when baby Musa put a
your shoes: You are in the sacred piece of burning fire in his mouth:)
valley Tuwa: from my tongue (to make me speak
20.13. "And I have chosen you: more freely),
Listen to the revelation (you will 20.28. "So that they (will) understand
receive). my speech:
20.14. "Surely, I am Allah, there is 20.29. "And give me an assistant from
no god but I: So you worship (only) my family,
Me, and establish regular prayer by 20.30. "Haroon (Aaron), my brother;
saying My Praise. 20.31. "Increase my strength with his
20.15. "Surely the Hour (of (strength),
Judgment) is coming- My plan is to 20.32. "And make him share my
keep it hidden- For every soul to get task:
back its reward by the measure of its 20.33. "That we may recite your
actions. Praise much,
20.16. "Therefore do not let those 20.34. "And remember You much:
who do not believe in it and follow 20.35. "Verily, You (Allah) are He,
their own desires, take you away Who (always) looks over (and sees)
from it, or you will (also) perish!... us."
20.17.. "And what is that in your 20.36. (Allah) said: "Your prayer is
180 Sura 20. Ta-Ha
granted, O Musa (Moses)! transgress against us."
20.37.. "And indeed, We have truly 20.46. He (Allah) said: "Do not fear,
granted a favor on you another time verily, I am with both of you: I hear
(before). and see (everything).
20.38. "When We sent by inspiration 20.47. "So you both go to him and
to your mother, the message say, ‘Surely, we are messengers sent
20.39. " ‘Put [the child, (baby by your Lord: Therefore, send out
Musa)] in the chest, and put (the the Children of Israel with us, and do
chest) into the river: The river will not injure them: Truly, we have
put him up on the bank, and there he come from your Lord with a Sign!
will be taken up by one who is an And Peace to all, who follow
enemy to Me and is an enemy to guidance!
him’: And I placed love over you (O 20.48. " ‘Surely it has been revealed
Musa,) from Me: And (this way) you to us that the punishment (of Allah
may be brought up under My eye. waits for) those who reject and turn
20.40. "When your sister went out away.’ "
and said: ‘Shall I show you one who 20.49.. (When this message was
will nurse and bring up the (child)’? delivered Pharaoh) said: "Who, then,
So We brought you (Moses) back to O Musa (Moses), is the Lord of you
your mother, so that her eye might be two (Musa and Haroon)?"
cooled and she should not be sad. 20.50. He (Musa) said: "Our Lord is
Then you did kill a man, but We He Who gave to each thing its form
saved you (O Musa!) from great and nature, and also gave (it)
suffering, and We tried you in many guidance."
ways. Then you waited a number of 20.51. (Pharaoh) said: "Then what is
years with the people of Madyan. the status of earlier generations?"
Then you came here after the term I 20.52. He replied: "The knowledge
(Allah) had decided (for you), O of that is with my Lord, (all)
Musa (Moses)! properly written out: My Lord never
20.41. "And I have prepared you for makes mistakes, nor forgets-
Myself (for My service)... 20.53. "He Who has made for you
20.42.. "Go, you and your brother, the earth like a bed spread out; And
with My Signs, and either of you do (He, Who) has enabled you to go
not become careless, in remembering about upon it by all means of roads
Me. (canals and every means of
20.43. "Go, both of you to Firon transportation): And has sent down
(Pharaoh), verily, he has transgressed water from the sky;" With it have
(and exceeded) all limits; We produced varied pairs of plants
20.44. "And speak to him mildly; In each separate from the others.
case he may take the warning or fear 20.54. Eat (for yourselves) and graze
(Allah)." your cattle: Surely, in this there are
20.45. They (Musa and Haroon) said: Signs for men blessed with
"Our Lord! Verily, We fear that he understanding.
(Pharaoh) act quickly in (anger to 20.55.. We created you from the (earth),
cause) harm against us, or that he and into it We shall return you, and
181 Sura 20. Ta-Ha
from it shall We bring you out once 20.66. He said: "No, you throw first!"
again. Then look, their ropes and their rods-
20.56.. And indeed, We showed Firon So it appeared to him, because of their
(Pharaoh) all Our Signs, but he magic- Began to be in life-like
rejected and refused (them). movement!
20.57. He said: "Have you come to 20.67. So Musa (Moses), in his mind
drive us out of our land with your had a (sort of) fear.
magic, O Musa (Moses)? 20.68. We (Allah) said: "Fear not!
20.58. "Surely then, we can produce Because you truly have the upper hand:
magic like yours! So make a trial between 20.69. "And throw that which is in
us and you, which we shall not fail to your right hand: quickly it will swallow
keep- Neither we nor you- In a open up what they have faked (and) what
place where we both will be just and they have faked is only a magicians
equal." trick: And the magician does not
20.59. Musa (Moses) said: "Your trial is succeed, wherever he may go or
(on) the day of the festival, and let the whatever skill he may attain."
people be gathered when the sun is 20.70.. So the magicians were laid
well up (risen in the fore noon)." down to prostration: They said: "We
20.60. So Firon (Pharaoh) went away: He believe in the Lord of Haroon (Aaron)
came up with his plan, and then came and Musa (Moses)."
(back). 20.71. (Pharaoh) said: "(Will) you
20.61. Musa (Moses) said to them: believe in Him before I give you
"Misery upon you! You do not make permission? Surely, this must be your
up a lie against Allah, else He leader, who has taught you (your)
completely destroy (all of) you (at magic! Be sure I will cut off your
once) with (severe) punishment: hands and feet on opposite sides, and I
Surely, he who makes up lies will have you crucified on the trunk of
(against Allah) fails totally!" palm-trees: So that you will know for
20.62. So they disputed, with one sure (about), which of us can give the
another, over their differences, but more severe and longer lasting
they kept their talks secret. punishment!"
20.63. They (Pharaoh and his people) 20.72. They said: "We will never
said: "Surely, these two are truly (top) consider you as more than the Clear
magicians: Their idea is to drive you Signs that have come to us, or (more)
out from your land with their magic, than Him Who created us! So order
and to get rid of your most respected whatever you want to order: Because
customs. you can only order (about things in) the
20.64. "Therefore make up your plot, life of this world.
and then assemble in (ordered) ranks: 20.73. "Verily, for us, we have
And today he who gains the upper believed in our Lord (Rab): That He
hand, wins (all)." (Allah) may forgive us our mistakes,
20.65.. They said; "O Musa (Moses)! and the magic which you forced us (to
Either you be the one who throws perform): And Allah is Best (Kha’ir,
(first) or will we be the first to One for rewards) and (Allah is) Most
throw?" Enduring (Ba’qi)."
182 Sura 20. Ta-Ha
20.74. Surely he who comes to his Mount, Allah asked:) "What made you
Lord as a criminal (at Judgment), for hurry ahead of your people O Musa
him is Hell: In there he will neither die (Moses)?"
nor live. 20.84. He replied; "They are close on
20.75. But those who come to Him as my footsteps: And I hurried to You, O
believers who have worked righteous my Lord, that You may be pleased."
deeds- For them are supreme ranks- 20.85. (Allah) said: "Verily, We have
20.76. Gardens of Eternity, under tested your people in your absence:
which flow rivers; They will live in And As-Samiri has led them astray."
there for ever: Like this is the reward 20.86. Then Musa (Moses) returned to
for those who purify themselves (of his people in a state of (slight) anger
evil). and sorrow. He said: "O my people!
20.77.. And indeed, We revealed to Did your Lord not make a fair (and
Musa (Moses): "Travel during the valuable) Promise to you? Then did the
night with My servants, and keep on a Promise seem long (in coming) to you?
dry path for them through the sea, Or did you want that Anger to come
without fear of being overtaken (by down from your Lord upon you, and so
Firon) and without (any other) fear." you broke your (own) promise to me?"
20.78. Then Firon (Pharaoh) came after 20.87. They said: "We did not break the
them with his (hosts of) armies, but the promise to you, as far as it was within
(tidal) waters completely came over our power: But we were made to carry
them (Pharaoh and armies) and the weight of the ornaments of (all) the
covered them up. people, and we threw them (into the
20.79. And Firon (Pharaoh) led his fire), and that was what the As-Samiri
people away from right instead of suggested,
leading them towards right path. 20.88. "Then he (As-Samiri) brought out
20.80.. O you Children of Israel! We (of the fire) the image of a calf before
delivered you from your enemy and the (people): It seemed to moo (like a
We made a promise to you on the right low noise of a cow): So they said: ‘This
side of Mount (Sinai) and We sent is your god, and the god of Musa
down to you manna and quails (see (Moses), but he (Musa) has forgotten
Note, Sura 2.1): (his god)!’ "
20.81. (By instructing you): "Eat from 20.89. Could they not see that it could
the good things We have given to you not reply a word to them, and that it had
for your living, but do no excesses in no power either to harm them or to do
there, else My Anger should rightfully them (any) good?
come down on you: And those upon 20.90.. And before this, Haroon (Aaron)
whom comes down my Anger, they had already said to them: "O my people!
will be damned. You are being tested in this: And surely,
20.82. "And verily, without doubt, I am your Lord is (Allah) the Most Gracious
(also) He Who forgives again and (Rahmán): So follow me and obey my
again, those who repent, believe, and command."
do right- Who, in reality, are ready to 20.91. They had said (to Haroon): "We
receive true guidance." will not stop this worship, till Musa
20.83.. (And when Musa was on the (Moses) returns to us."
183 Sura 20. Ta-Ha
20.92. [Musa (Moses)] said: "O Haroon be sounded: That Day, We shall gather the
(Aaron)! What stopped you, (even) criminals (disbelievers), (their) eyes dim
though you saw them going wrong, (with fear).
20.93. "From following me? Did you 20.103. In whispers will they talk
then disobey my order?" with each other: "You have waited
20.94. [Haroon (Aaron)] replied: "O son no longer than ten (days);"
of my mother! Do not grab (me) by my 20.104. We know very well what
beard, nor by (the hair of) my head! they will say: When their leader, the
Truly, I feared that you may say; ‘You best one in conduct will say: "You
have caused a split in the Children of have waited no longer than a day!"
Israel, and you did not respect my 20.105.. They ask you about the
word!’ " Mountains: Say, "My Lord will pull
20.95. [Musa (Moses)] said: "Then, them out and throw them like dust;
what is your case, O Samiri?" 20.106. "Then He will leave it like
20.96. He replied: "I saw what they did smooth and level plains;
not see: So I took a handful (of dust) 20.107. "Nothing bent (crooked) or
from the footprint of the messenger, and curved will you see in their place."
threw it (into the calf): Thus did my soul 20.108. On that Day, the mankind will
tell me." strictly follow (the voice of Allah's)
20.97. [Musa (Moses)] said: "Then, be Caller: No crookedness (can they show)
gone! And surely your (punishment) in him (the Caller): All sounds shall be quiet
this life will be that you will say, ‘Do not in the Presence of (Allah), the Most
touch me’: And verily (as future Gracious (Rahmán): And you shall
punishment), you have a promise (a hear nothing except the hidden voice
curse) that will not fail: Now look at [or the secret speech - (in the trample
your god, of whom you have become a of their march)]
true worshipper: We will surely (melt) it 20.109. On that Day shall no pleading
in a (hot) burning fire and throw it far help except those for whom permission
and wide in the sea!" has been granted by (Allah) the Most
20.98. But the God for all of you is Gracious (Ar-Rahmán) and whose word
One Allah: There is no god but He: is acceptable to Him.
He understands all things in His 20.110. He knows what is before (them
Wisdom. now), or after or behind them (in the
20.99.. Like this do We tell you Hereafter): And what they shall not
some stories about what happened understand it with what they know.
before: And indeed, We have sent 20.111. And (all) faces shall look down
you (O Prophet!) A Message from before (Him)- The Ever-Living (Al-
Our Own Presence. Hai’i), the Self-Sustaining and the
20.100. If any (of the people) do turn Eternal (Al-Khyumm): Truly hopeless
away from it, surely they will bear will be the man who carries injustice
the burden on the Day of Judgment; (on his back).
20.101. They will stay in this (state) 20.112. And he who works acts of
and painful will be the burden upon righteousness, and has faith, (he) will
them on that Day of Judgment- have no fear of harm nor of any
20.102. The Day when the Trumpet will stopping (of what is due to him).
184 Sura 20. Ta-Ha
20.113.. Thus We have sent this conduct).
down- As the Quran in Arabic- And 20.122. Then his Lord chose him (again
in there some of the warnings are for His Grace): He (Allah) turned to
explained in detail, so that they may him with forgiveness, and gave him
fear Allah, or that it may make them guidance.
remember (Him). 20.123. He said: "Get you down,
20.114. Then High above all is both of you- All together from the
Allah, the King, (and) the Truth! Do Garden (Paradise), with hate (and
not be in haste with the Quran before anger) between one another: Then if,
its revelation to you is completed, as it is for sure, guidance comes to
but say, "O my Lord! Enhance me in you from Me, then whosoever
Knowledge." follows My guidance, will not lose
20.115. And indeed, before this, We his way, nor fall (deep) into sorrow.
had already taken the promise from 20.124. "But whosoever turns away
Adam, but he forgot: And on his from My Message, surely for him is
part, We found no firm commitment. a life narrowed down, and We shall
20.116.. And (remember) when We raise him up blind on the Day of
said to the angels: "Prostrate Judgment."
yourselves to Adam," they prostrated 20.125. He (the disbeliever) will say:
themselves, but not Satan: He "O my Lord! Why have You raised
refused. me up blind whereas I had sight
20.117. Then We said: "O Adam! (before)?"
Surely, this (creature of smokeless 20.126. (Allah) will say: "(You
flame) is an enemy to you and your acted) like this, when Our Signs
wife: So let him not get you both out came to you; You disregard them
of the Garden, so that you end up in (and acted blind): So will you, this
suffering. Day, be disregarded."
20.118. "In there, there are (enough 20.127. And like this, We will repay
things) for you not to go hungry nor him who exceeds beyond the limits and
to go naked, does not believe in the Signs of his
20.119. "And not to suffer from Lord: And the Penalty of the Hereafter
thirst, nor from the suns heat." is far more painful and more lasting.
20.120.. Then Satan whispered evil 20.128. Is it not a warning to those men
to him: And he said: "O Adam! Shall I (to remember) how many peoples We
lead you to the tree of eternity and to a destroyed before them, in whose
kingdom that never declines (or shadows they (now) move? Surely, in
spoils)?" this are Signs for men blessed with
20.121. Then, they (Adam and his wife) understanding. [
both ate from the tree, and so their 20.129. And if it was not for a Word that
nakedness (private parts) appeared to came before from your Lord, (the
(could be seen by) them: They began to punishment) must necessarily have
sew together, for their covering, leaves come: But there is a time appointed (for
from the Garden (Paradise): Thus Adam respite).
disobeyed His Lord, and allowed 20.130. So (O Prophet!) be patient with
himself to be misled (into wrong what they say, and (constantly) say (and
185 Sura 20. Ta-Ha
recite) the Praises of your Lord, before bring us a sign from His Lord?” Has
the raising of the sun, and before its not a Clear Sign come to them of all
setting; Yes, say (and recite) them for a that was in the former Books of
part of the hours of the night, and at the Revelation?
(two) ends of the day: So that you may 20.134. And if We had sent a penalty
have (all the spiritual) joy. on them before now, surely, they
20.131. And do not strain your eyes would have said: "Our Lord! If only
in the desire of the things We have You had sent us a messenger, we
given for enjoyment to some of those should certainly have followed Your
people, the splendor of the life in the Sign before we were humiliated and
world, by which We test them: But put to shame."
the gift from your Lord is better and 20.135. Say: "Each one (of us) is
more lasting. waiting: So you wait too, and you will
20.132. And enjoin prayer on your know who are on the Even (and
family, and be constant in (insisting Straight) Path and those who have let
upon) it. We ask you not to provide themselves be guided."
livelihood: We provide it for you.
And the (gift of) the Hereafter is for **********
20.133.. They say: "Why does he not
Sura 21. Al-Anbiyaa, 21.5. They (the disbelievers) say, "No,
(The prophets): (Makkah, 112 (they are) confused (songs) of dreams!
Verses) No, he wrote it (by himself)! No, he is
In the Name of Allah, the Most (only) a poet! Let him then bring us a
Gracious, the Most Merciful. Sign like those that were sent to
21.1.. Nearer and nearer comes to (prophets) of old!"
mankind the Accounting of their 21.6. (As to those people) before them,
(actions); Yet they do not listen and not even one of the peoples whom We
they turn away with carelessness. destroyed believed: Will these believe?
21.2. Not even (a little) of a new 21.7. Also before you, the
Message comes to them from their messengers we sent were only men,
Lord, but they (only) listen to it as to whom We granted the Revelation:
If you do not know this, ask those,
they play-
the people of the Remainder [of the
21.3. Their hearts playing with petty
Scripture, the Torah and the
things, the wrongdoers hide their
private talk: "Is this (human, the 21.8. Nor did We give them bodies
Prophet) more than a man like that did not eat food, nor were they
yourselves? Will you go into magic exempt from death,
while you can see?" 21.9. In the end, We kept Our
21.4. He (the Prophet) said: "My Lord promise to them, and We saved them
knows (every) word (spoken) in the and those whom We pleased, but
heavens and on the earth: And He is All destroyed those who exceeded (their)
Hearing (Sami’), All Knowing (Aleem)." limits.
186 Sura 21. Al-Anbiyaa
21.10. Indeed, We have made clear tired or slip.
for you a Book (the Quran) in which 21.21.. Or have they taken (other)
is a Message for you (mankind): Will gods from the earth who can raise the
you not then understand? dead?
21.11.. How many were the 21.22. In the heavens and the earth,
populations We have totally if there were other gods besides
destroyed because of their injustices, Allah, there would have been ruin to
and set up in their places other both! But Glory to Allah, the Lord of
peoples? the Throne: (High is He) above
21.12. Then, when they felt Our whatever they associate with Him!
Punishment (coming), look, they 21.23. He cannot be questioned for
(tried to) run away from it. His actions, but they will be
21.13. Do not run away, but come questioned (for theirs).
back to the good things of this life 21.24. Or have they taken for
given to you, and to your homes, in worship (other) gods besides Him?
order that you may be called to Say: "Bring your clear proof: This is
account. the Message of those with me and
21.14. They said: "Oh! Woe unto us! the Message of those before me."
(Misery to us)! Truly, we were But most of them do not know the
wrongdoers!" Truth, and so they turn away.
21.15. And that cry of theirs did not 21.25. And not (even) one messenger
stop, until We made them like a field did We send before you without this
to be cut (down) likes ashes silent revelation sent by Us to him that;
and put out. "There is no god but I (Allah): So
21.16.. And not for play did We worship Me."
create the heavens and earth and all 21.26.. And they (disbelievers) say:
that is between! "(Allah), the Most Gracious
21.17. If it had been Our wish to (Rahmán) has begotten a son
make a game, we should surely have (child)." Glory to Him! They are
made it from the things nearest to (only) servants raised to honor.
Us, if We would do (such a thing)! 21.27. They do not speak before He
21.18. No, We throw the truth (Allah) speaks (to them), and they
against falsehood, and it (truth) act (only) by His command.
destroys it (the falsehood), and look! 21.28. He knows what is before
Falsehood disappears! Oh! Misery be them, and what is behind them, and
to you for the (false) things that you they offer no mediation except for
ascribe (to Us). those for whom (the intercessions)
21.19. And to Him belong all are accepted, and they stand in fear
(creatures) in the heavens and on and respect to His (Glory).
earth: And even those who are in His 21.29. And if any of them should
Presence are not too proud to say: "Verily, I am a god besides
worship Him, nor are they (ever) Him," such a one We should reward
tired (of His service): with Hell: Like this We reward those
21.20. They celebrate His praises who do wrong.
night and day, nor do they ever get 21.30.. Do the disbelievers not see
187 Sura 21. Al-Anbiyaa
that the heavens and the earth were to keep away the Fire from their
joined together (as one), before We faces, nor from their back and
tore them apart? We made every (when) no help can reach them!
living thing from water. Then, will 21.40. No, it may come to them all of
they not believe? a sudden and imprison them: No
21.31. And on the earth we have set power will they have then to turn it
mountains standing firm, in case it away, nor will they (then) get relief.
should shake with them, and in there 21.41. Indeed, many messengers
We have made wide roads (between before you were mocked, but their
mountains) for them to pass through: mockers were closed in by the (very)
That they may receive guidance. thing that they mocked:
21.32. And We have made heavens 21.42. Say: "Who can keep you safe
as (a proof) safe and well-guarded by night and by day from (the Anger
canopy. Still do they turn away from of Allah,) the Most Gracious?" Yet,
the Signs which these things (point they turn away from the
to)? remembering of their Lord.
21.33. And it is He Who created the 21.43. Or do they have gods who can
night and the day, and the sun and guard them from Us? They have no
the moon: All (the heavenly bodies) power to help themselves, nor can
go along, each in its rounded path. they be protected (from the Anger)
21.34.. And we did not give from Us.
permanent life to any man before 21.44. No, We gave the good things
you (in the world): Then if you of this life to these men and their
should die, can they live fathers till (their) time grew long for
permanently? them; Do they not see that We
21.35. Every soul shall have a taste of slowly reduce (their) land from its
death: And We test you with evil and far borders? Then, is it they who will
with good by way of trial. To Us you win?
must be returned. 21.45. Say: "I only warn you by the
21.36. And when the disbelievers see Revelation:" But the deaf will not
you, they treat you only with hear the call, (even) when they are
ridicule. "Is this," (they say), "the warned!
one who talks of your gods?” And 21.46. And if only a breath of the
they lie (and slander) at the mention punishment from your Lord touches
about (Allah,) the Most Gracious them, they will then say: "Misery to
(Rahmán)! us! Truly, we did wrong!"
21.37. Man is a creature of haste: 21.47. And We shall set up scales of
Soon (enough) will I (Allah) show justice for the Day of Judgment, so
you My Signs: Then you will not ask that not a soul will be treated
Me to hasten (them!) unjustly in the least. And if there is
21.38. And they say: "When will this (anything less than) the weight of a
promise become true, if you are mustard seed, We will bring it up
telling the truth?" (for justice): And We are enough to
21.39. If the disbelievers only knew take account.
(the time) when they will not be able 21.48.. And indeed, We gave to
188 Sura 21. Al-Anbiyaa
Musa (Moses) and Haroon (Aaron) 21.61. They said: "Then bring him
the basis (for judgment), and a Light before the eyes of the people, so that
and a Reminder (the Book, Torah) they may bear witness,"
for those who would do right- 21.62. They said: "Are you the one
21.49. Those who fear their Lord in that did this to our gods, O Ibrahim
their (inner) most secret thoughts, (Abraham)?"
and who hold the Hour (of 21.63. He said: "No, this was done by-
Judgment) in fear. This is the biggest one of them! Ask
21.50. And this (Quran) is a blessed them, if they can speak sensibly!"
Reminder that We have sent down: 21.64. So they turned amongst
Then will you reject it? themselves and said, "Surely, you are
21.51.. And indeed, We bestowed on the ones in the wrong!"
Ibrahim (Abraham), his guidance 21.65. Then they were confused, faced
(and the courage of conduct), and with shame: (They said:) "You know
We know well all about with him. very well that these (idols) do not
21.52. When he said to his father and speak!"
his people, "What are these images, 21.66. Ibrahim (Abraham) said: "Then
to which you are (strongly) do you worship, besides Allah, things
devoted?" that can neither be of any benefit to
21.53. They said: "We found our you nor do you any harm?
fathers worshipping them."
21.67. "Disgust (and shame) upon you,
21.54. He said: "Indeed, you have
and upon things that you worship
been clearly in error- You and your
besides Allah! Have you no sense?" ...
21.68.. They said: "Burn him and
21.55. They said: "Have you brought
protect your gods, if you do (anything
us the Truth, or are you one of those
at all)!"
who play around?"
21.69. We (Allah) said: "O Fire! You
21.56. He said: "No, your Lord is the
become cool, and (be a means of)
Lord of the heavens and the earth,
peace for Ibrahim (Abraham)!"
He Who created them (from
21.70. And then they tried a scheme
nothing): And I am one of the
against him: But We made them the
witnesses to this (truth).
ones who lost most!
21.57. "And by Allah, I have a plan
21.71. But We saved him and (his
for your idols- After you go away
nephew) Lut (Lot, and took them) to
and turn your backs."
the land that We have blessed for the
21.58.. So he broke them to pieces,
(everyone) except the biggest of them,
21.72.. And We gave to him Issaq
that they might turn (and try asking) it.
(Isaac) and as an additional gift, (a
21.59. They said: “Who has done this
grandson), Yàqoub (Jacob), and We
to our gods? Truly, he must be a
made righteous men of every one (of
person of impiety."
21.60. They said: "We heard a young
21.73. And We made them leaders,
man talking about them: He is called
leading (men) according to Our
Ibrahim (Abraham)."
Command, and We sent them
189 Sura 21. Al-Anbiyaa
revelation to do good acts, to made) the stormy wind flow (gently)
establish regular prayers, and to give for Sulaiman (Solomon) to his order,
out regular charity; And they to the land (with rain) that We had
constantly worshiped Us. blessed because We know all things.
21.74.. And (remember) to Lut (Lot), 21.82. And from the Satans, there
also, We gave judgment and were some who (instantly) obeyed
knowledge, and We saved him from him (Solomon, see verse 27.39) and
the town that did terrible things: did other work in addition; And it was
Truly, they were a people given to We Who guarded them.
evil, a defying people. 21.83.. And (remember) Ayub (Job),
21.75. And We admitted him into when he cried to his Lord, "Truly,
Our Mercy: Truly, he was one of the (major) distress has caught me, but
righteous. You are the Most Merciful of those
21.76.. And (remember) Nuh (Noah), that are merciful."
when he cried (to Us) before: We 21.84. So We listened to him, We
listened to his (prayer) and saved removed the suffering that was on
him and his family from great him, and We gave back his people to
difficulties. him, and doubled their number- As a
21.77. We helped him against people Grace from Ourselves, and as a lesson
who rejected Our Signs: Truly, they to remember, for all who worship Us.
were a people given to evil: So We 21.85.. And (remember) Ismail
drowned them all (in the Flood). (Ishmael), Idris, and Zul-kifl, all
21.78.. And (remember) Dawood (men) of constancy and patience;
(David) and Sulaiman (Solomon), 21.86. And We admitted them in Our
when they judged in the matter of the Mercy: Verily, they were from the
field into which the sheep of certain Righteous ones.
people had accidentally entered by 21.87.. And (remember) Zun-nun
night: We did witness their (Jonah or Yunus, see 7.139), when he
judgment. left in anger: And he imagined that
21.79. And We made Sulaiman We had no power to punish him! But
(Solomon) understand of the he cried through the depths of
(complex) matters: And to each (of darkness (after being swallowed by a
them) We gave judgment and fish), by saying: "There is no god
knowledge; It was Our Power that except You: Glory to You (Pure and
made the hills and the birds celebrate Pristine): Truly, I was one of the
Our praises with Dawood (David): wrongdoers!"
And it was We Who did (all these 21.88. So We listened to him: And
things). delivered him from (his) difficulty:
21.80. And We Who taught him how And like this We save and rescue
to make (metallic) coats with those who have faith.
(overlapping) rings for your use, to 21.89.. And (remember) Zakariyya
protect you from each other’s attack: (Zachariah), when he cried to his
Then will you be grateful? Lord: "O my Lord! Do not leave me
21.81.. And (it was Our Power that without children, even though You are
the best of inheritors."
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21.90. So We listened to him: And Allah, are fuel for Hell! To it (Hell)
We granted him Yahya (Baptist you will come!
John): We cured his wife's (inability 21.99. If these had been gods, they
to bear children) for him. Verily, these would not enter there! But each one
(three) were quick to learn the good (of you) will live in there.
works: And they used to remember 21.100. There crying (bitterly) will
Us with love and respect, and to be their fate, nor will they hear
humble themselves before Us. (anything else) there.
21.91.. And (remember) her, 21.101.. Verily, about those for
Maryam (Mary) who safeguarded whom the good (record) has gone
her chastity: We breathed into her before from Us, (they) will be moved
from Our Spirit, and We made her far from there (Hell).
and her son [baby Isa (Jesus)] a Sign 21.102. They will not hear the
for all nations (and peoples). slightest sound of it (Hell): What
21.92.. Surely, this brotherhood of their souls wanted, in it they will
yours is a single brotherhood (of live.
prophets) and I am your Lord and 21.103. The Great Fear will bring
Cherisher: Therefore worship Me them no sorrow: And the angels will
(and no other). meet them (with the greetings) "This
21.93. But (later people) differed in is your Day- That you were
their religion, one from another: promised."
(Yet) they will all return to Us. 21.104. And (remember) the Day
21.94.. So whoever does any deed of when We will roll up the heavens
righteousness and has Faith- Verily, like a (written up) paper rolled up for
his effort will not be rejected: We Books- Even as We made the first
shall record it (in the book of deeds) Creation, like that We will make a
for him. new one: A promise We have taken
21.95. And there is a limitation on up: Truly, shall We fulfill it.
any population that We have 21.105.. And indeed, before this
destroyed: (And that is) that they (Quran), We wrote in Zabur (Psalms,
shall not return, revealed to David or Dawood),
21.96. Until the time, Yajuj and following the Sacred Message (given
Majuj (i.e., Gog and Magog) are to Musa): "My righteous servants
allowed through (their barrier) and shall inherit the earth."
they quickly approach and attack 21.106. Surely, in this (Quran) is a
from every hill. Message for the people who truly
21.97. And the true Promise will worship Allah.
draw near (to coming true): Then 21.107. And We did not send you (O
look! The eyes of the disbelievers Prophet), except as mercy to all
will (only) constantly look on with worlds.
fear: "Oh! Misery to us! Truly, we 21.108. Say: "What has come to me
were careless of this; No, truly we by Revelation is that your God is
did wrong!" One (Allah) : Will you therefore bow
21.98. Surely, you (disbelievers), and to Him (in Islam)?"
the gods whom you worship besides 21.109. But if they turn back, say (to
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them): "I have proclaimed the that it may be a trial for you, and a
Message to you all alike and in truth; gift of (your) livelihood for a time."
And I do not know whether what you 21.112. He (the Prophet) said: "O my
are promised is near or far. Lord! Judge You in truth! Our Lord,
21.110. "Verily, it is He Who knows the Most Gracious (Ar-Rahmán) is
what is open in speech and what you the One Whose help should be found
hide. against the lies that you say!"
21.111. "And I do not know except **********
Sura 22. Al-Hajj, And We make whom We wish to
(The pilgrimage): (Medinah, 78 stay in the wombs for a fixed time,
Verses) then We bring you out as (baby)
In the Name of Allah, the Most infants, then (make you grow up so)
Gracious, the Most Merciful. that you may reach your age of full
22.1.. O Mankind! Fear your Lord! strength; And some of you are
Because the (violent) earthquake of picked to die young, and some are
the Hour (of Judgment) will be a picked for the weak old age, so that
terrible thing! he does not know much after
22.2. The Day when you will see that knowing (a lot), and (also), you see
every nursing mother (feeding her the earth that is empty and lifeless
baby from her breast) will forget her but when We pour rain upon it, it is
suckling-baby, and every pregnant moved (to life), and it swells, and it
female will drop her (unformed) puts out every type of beautiful
load: You will see mankind as (if it growth (in pairs).
is) in a drunken state, even though 22.6. This is so, because Allah is the
not drunk: But fearful will be the Truth (and reality): And it is He Who
Anger of Allah. gives life to the dead, and it is He Who is
22.3. And still there are among men Able (Khadir) to do all things.
who dispute about Allah, without 22.7. And the Hour will surely come:
knowledge, and follow each (Satan) There can be no doubt about it, and
of the Satans' (Shayatin, from its evil certainly Allah will raise up all who
race) bent upon revolt! are in the graves.
22.4. About him (the Satan), it is 22.8. And still there is (one) among
ordained that anyone who turns to the men who disputes about Allah,
him for friendship, he (Satan, the without knowledge, without
Evil one) will lead him astray, and he guidance, and without a Book of
will lead him to the penalty of the enlightenment from Allah-
Fire. 22.9. Moving his side, so as to lead
22.5.. O Mankind! If you have doubt (men) astray from the Path of Allah:
about being raised (for Judgment, For him there is dishonor in this life,
remember that) We created you from and on the Day of Judgment We
dust, then out of semen (see verse shall make him taste the penalty of
36.77), then out of a watery clot then burning (Fire).
out of a part of flesh, partly formed 22.10. (It will be said to him): "This
and partly unformed, so that We may is because of the acts which your
make you be aware of (Our Power); hands sent before, for surely, Allah is
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not unjust to His servants," of all things.
22.11.. Among men, there is (one) 22.18.. Do you not see that all things
who worship Allah, as if like being that are in the heavens and on earth,
on the edge (of Faith): If (something) bow down to Allah in worship- And
nice comes to him, he is well content the sun, and the moon, and the stars;
with it: But if a trial comes near him, And the hills, and the trees, and the
he turns on his face (in sorrow and animals; And a great number among
disbelief): He loses both this world mankind prostrate themselves to
and the Hereafter: That is loss for all Allah? But there are those in a great
to see! number, for whom Punishment is
22.12. He (in disbelief) calls on other (coming and) justified: And those
gods besides Allah, (those) who can whom Allah shall disgrace- None
neither harm nor help him: Truly, can lift (them) to grace: Because
that is going far away (from the Allah fulfills everything that He
right)! wills.
22.13. (Perhaps) he calls on the 22.19. Those two (groups) who are
(Evil) one whose harm is closer than opposed fought with each other
his help: Truly, evil is the helper and about their Lord: But those who
evil the companion! reject (their Lord)- For them will be
22.14.. Surely, Allah will admit those cut out garments of Fire: Boiling
who believe and work rightful deeds, water will be poured over their
to Gardens, under which rivers flow: heads.
Verily, Allah makes all that He plans 22.20. What is in their bodies and
happen. (their) skins will be burned with it
22.15. If any (one) thinks that Allah (the boiling water).
will not help him (His Prophet) in 22.21. Also there will be (spiked)
this world and in the Hereafter, let clubs of iron (to punish) them.
him pull out a rope to the ceiling and 22.22. Every time they like to get
cut (himself) off: Then let him see away there from, in (the most severe)
whether his plan will remove what pain, they will be pushed back
makes (him) angry! therein, and (it will be) said to them:
22.16. Thus, We have sent down "You taste the Penalty of burning!"
Clear Signs like this; And surely, 22.23.. Allah will admit those who
Allah guides (those) whom He wills! believe and work righteous deeds, to
22.17. Verily, those who believe (in Gardens below which rivers flow
the Quran,) those who are the Jews, (Paradise): In there, they shall be
and the Sabians (a small religious decorated with (thick) bangles of
tribe from southern Iraq), Christians, gold and pearls; And their garments
Magians (the fire-worshipers from therein will be of silk.
Persia, Madyan (Midian) and old 22.24. And they have been guided to
Mesopotamian valleys) and the purest of sayings; They have
Polytheists (worshipers of many been guided to His Path, Who is
gods)- Truly, Allah will judge Worthy of all Praise (Al-Hameed).
between them (all) on the Day of 22.25. Verily, as to those who have
Judgment: Verily, Allah is Witness rejected (Allah), and have kept back
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(men) from the Way of Allah, and all the (intensely) hateful things
from the Sacred Mosque (in about idols, and avoid the word that
Makkah), which We have made is not true-
(open) to (all) men- Equal is the one 22.31. Being true in faith to Allah
who lives (near) there and the visitor and never assigning partners to Him:
from the country- And any whose If (anyone) assigns partners to Allah,
reason in there is not pious but it is as if he had fallen from heavens
wrong-doing- We will make them and been snatched up by birds, or (as
taste of a most painful Penalty. if) the wind had snatched (him) and
22.26.. And (remember) when We thrown him into a faraway place.
gave the site to Ibrahim (Abraham) 22.32. (His condition is) like this:
for the (Sacred) House, (saying): "Do And for he who respects the Symbols
not associate anything (in worship) of Allah, such (respect) should truly
with Me; And purify (and cleanse) come from the devotion of the heart
My House for those who go round it (to Allah).
(in the ceremonial act of Tawaf), and 22.33. In these (cattle for sacrifice)
those who stand up (for prayer), and you have benefits (the meat, hide,
those who bow, and those who etc.) for a fixed time: In the end their
prostrate themselves (while being in place of sacrifice is near the Ancient
the House). House.
22.27. "And proclaim (the duties of 22.34.. And to every nation (and
pilgrimage) among men: They will people) We have appointed rites (of
come to you on foot and on every sacrifice), so that they might
kind of camel, (turned) lean because celebrate the Name of Allah over the
of travels through deep and distant food He gave them from animals (fit
mountain roads; for sacrifice). But your God is One
22.28. "That they may see the (Allah); Then submit your will to
rewards for themselves, and Him (in Islam): And you give the
celebrate the Name of Allah, through good news to those who humble
the appointed Days over the themselves (before Allah)-
(sacrifice of the) cattle which He has 22.35. (To those) whose hearts are
provided for them: Then (you) eat filled with fear, when (the Name of)
from there and feed the poor in need. Allah is mentioned- And who show
22.29. "Then let them complete the patient steadfastness over their
specific rites stated for them, make sorrows, perform regular prayer, and
their (sacred) vows, and go around spend (in charity) from what We
(in Tawaf) the Ancient House (i.e., have given to them.
Kab’ah in Makkah)." 22.36.. And We have made for you
22.30.. Like this (is the pilgrimage): the camels for sacrifice as among of
Whoever (respectfully) obeys the the Symbols from Allah: In them,
sacred duties (rites) of Allah, for there is (much) good for you: Then
him, this is good in the sight of his pronounce the Name of Allah over
Lord. Lawful to you (for food during them as they line up (for the
pilgrimage) are cattle, except those sacrifice): Then when they are down
mentioned to you (before): But avoid on their sides (after the slaughter),
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you eat there from and feed those 22.42.. And if they treat your (cause
who live in contentment (but who do for Islam) as untrue, like so did the
not beg) and those who beg with due peoples before them (with their
humility: Thus We have made prophets)- The People of Nuh
animals at your command, so that (Noah), and ‘Ad and Samood
you may be thankful. (Thamud);
22.37. It is neither their meat nor 22.43. Those of Ibrahim (Abraham)
their blood, that reaches Allah: It is and Lut (Lot);
your devotion (to Allah) that reaches 22.44. And the companions of the
Him: He has thus made them at your Madyan people; And Musa (Moses)
command, for you may glorify Allah was rejected (like this). But I gave
for His guidance to you: And declare (some) relief to the disbelievers, and
the good news to all who do right. (only) after that I did punish them:
22.38. Surely, Allah protects those But how (terrible) was My rejection
who believe: (And) surely, Allah (of them)!
does not love anyone who betrays 22.45. And how many townships (or
faith (or shows ingratitude to Allah.) populations) have We destroyed,
22.39.. Permission (to fight) is given which were used to doing wrong?
to those believers against whom war They fell down on their tops. And
is made, because they (the righteous) how many wells are lying idle and
have been wronged- And surely, neglected, and the tall and well-built
Allah is Most Powerful (Khad’ir) for castles?
their help and (He) grants them the 22.46. Do they not go through the
victory; land, so that their hearts can thus
22.40. Those who have been learn wisdom and their ears may thus
expelled from their homes (unjustly) learn to listen? Truly it is not their
in defiance of right- (For no reason) eyes that are blind, but their hearts
except that they say, "Our Lord is that are in their chests.
Allah." Did Allah not stop one set of 22.47. And yet they ask you to
people by means of another, for sure, quicken the punishment! But Allah
there have been destroyed, will not fail in His promise. Surely, a
monasteries, churches, synagogues, Day in the sight of your Lord is like
and mosques, where the Name of a thousand years of your calculation.
Allah is praised most often. Allah 22.48. And to how many populations
will surely help those who support did I (Allah) give relief, those who
(His) cause- Because truly, Allah is were used to doing wrong? In the
Full of Strength (Qhavi), exalted in end I (Allah) punished them. To Me
Might (Aziz). is the destination (of all).
22.41. Those (are the believers) who, 22.49.. Say: "O men! I am (sent) to
if We establish them firmly (in you only to give a clear warning:
power) in the land, they establish 22.50. "Those who believe and do
regular prayer and give regular righteous deeds, for them is
charity, enjoin the right and forbid forgiveness and a livelihood most
wrong: And with Allah rests the end plentiful.
of (all) affairs. 22.51. "But those who work hard
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against Our Signs, to stop (or block) Allah is He Who is the Best of (all)
them- They will be companions of the providers (Khair-ur-Razi’kheen).
the Fire." 22.59. Surely, He will admit them to
22.52.. We never sent a messenger or a place with which they will be very
a prophet before you, but, when he pleased: Verily, Allah indeed is All
(the messenger or prophet) alluded a Knowing (Aleem), Most Forbearing
call (towards Allah), Satan threw (Haleem).
some (lowliness) into his call: But 22.60. That is so. And if one
Allah will hide anything (lowly) that retaliates with no greater an (injury)
Satan brings in, and Allah will than the injury received, and is again
confirm (and clarify) His Signs: For forced to act (in retaliation due to
Allah is full of knowledge and additional injury) inordinately, Allah
wisdom: will help him: Verily, Allah is One
22.53. (It is) that He (Allah) causes Who wipes out sins, (Au’fu) and
the thought of Satan, only a trial for forgives (Ghafoor, again and again).
those in whose hearts is a disease and 22.61.. That is because Allah merges
who are hardened in heart: Surely, night into day, and He merges day
the wrongdoers are removed far into night, and surely, it is Allah
(from the Truth): Who hears (Sami’) and sees, (Baseer,
22.54. And that those to whom all things).
knowledge has been granted may 22.62. That is because Allah- He is
learn that (the Quran) is the Truth the Truth (Al-Haqq); And those
from your Lord, and that they may besides Him whom they invoke-
believe in it, and their hearts may be They are only useless lies; Surely,
made humbly (open) to it: For surely Allah is He, the Most High (Al-A'li),
Allah is the Guide to the Straight the Most Great (Al-Kabir).
Path, for those who believe. 22.63. Do you not see that Allah
22.55. And those who reject Faith sends down rain from the sky, and
will never stop to remain in doubt with it the earth becomes covered
about (the Revelation) until the Hour with green? Verily, Allah is He Who
(of Judgment) falls suddenly upon
understands the finest mysteries (Al-
them, or the penalty of a Day of
Lateef), and is Well Acquainted
disaster comes to them.
22.56. On that Day, the Kingdom (Khabeer).
will be that of Allah He will be the 22.64. All that is in the heavens and
Judge between them: So those who on earth belongs to Him: Because
believe and do the rightful deeds will surely Allah- And verily, He is One
be in Gardens of delight. free of all wants (Al-Ghani), Worthy
22.57. And for those who reject Faith of Praise (Al-Hameed).
and refuse Our Signs, there will be a 22.65.. Do you not see that Allah has
humiliating Punishment. made to serve you all that is on the
22.58.. Those who leave their homes earth, and the ships that sail through
in Allah’s cause, and are then killed the ocean by His command? He
or die- Surely, Allah will grant a stops the sky from falling on the
large provision upon them: Truly earth except by His permission:
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Verily, Allah is, for mankind, Most they all get together for the purpose!
Kind (Ra'uf), Most Merciful And if the fly should grab anything
(Raheem). from them, they would have no
22.66. It is He Who gave you life, power to regain it from the fly. Weak
(And He) will cause you to die, and are those who call and (weak are)
(He) will again give you life: Truly, those to whom they call!
man is most ungrateful (creature)! 22.74. They have not made a true
22.67.. To every nation (people) estimate of Allah: For Allah is He
have We set out (their) rites and Who is strong (Qhavi) and Almighty
customs which they must obey: Let (Aziz to carry out His Will).
them not dispute with you about this 22.75. Allah chooses messengers from
matter, but you invite (them) to your angels and from men. Verily, Allah is
Lord: Verily, you are guided onto He Who hears (Sami’) and sees
the straight (way). (Baseer, all things).
22.68. If they argue with you, say, 22.76. He knows what is before them
"Allah knows best of what it is, you and what is behind them: And to
are doing. Allah all questions return (for
22.69. "Allah will judge between you decision),
on the Day of Judgment about the 22.77. O you who believe! Bow
matters in which you differ." down, prostrate yourselves, {see
22.70. Do you not know that Allah Note at the end of the Sura} and
worship your Lord; And do good:
knows all that is in heavens and on
That you may prosper.
earth? Truly, it is all in a book, truly
22.78. And strive in His cause like
that is easy for Allah.
you should strive, (with devotion and
22.71. And they worship, besides
dedication). He has chosen you, and
Allah, things for which no authority has made no hardships for you in
has been sent down to them, and (your) religion; It is the religion of
about which (things) they have no your father Ibrahim (Abraham). It is
knowledge: And for those who do He Who has named you Muslims,
wrong there is no helper. both before and in this (Revelation,
22.72. And when Our Clear Signs the Quran); So that the Messenger
are recited to them, you will see a (Muhammad) may be a witness for
denial on the faces of the you, and you be a witness for
disbelievers! They almost attack with mankind! So perform regular Prayer,
force those who recite Our Signs to give regular Charity, and hold
them. Say, "Shall I tell you of strongly to Allah! He is your
something worse than these Signs? It Protector (Maulâ)- Best to protect
is the Fire (of Hell)! Allah has (An-Na’um), Best to help (An-
promised it to the disbelievers! And Naseer) !
evil is that place to go!"
22.73.. O Mankind! Here is a story
told (to you)! Listen to it! Verily, **********
those to whom you call, besides
Allah, cannot create (even) a fly, if
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Sura 23. Al-Mu’minun, Best to create!
(The believers): 23.15. After that, at length, surely
(Makkah,118Verses) you will die.
In the Name of Allah, the Most 23.16. Then again, surely, on the
Gracious, the Most Merciful. Day of Judgment, you will be raised
23.1.. Successful! Indeed must be the up.
believers! 23.17. And above you, We have
23.2. Those who make themselves made seven heavens; And We are
humble in their prayer; never unmindful of (Our) Creation.
23.3. And those who avoid useless 23.18.. And We send down water
talk; from the sky in (proper) quantity,
23.4. And those who are give (the and We make it sink (deep) in the
due) charity; soil; And truly We are able to drain it
23.5. And those who guard their off.
chastity, (And their private parts 23.19. Then with it (the water) We
from immoral acts of sex); grow gardens of date-palms and
23.6. Except with those united to vines for you; In them you have
them by the bond of marriage, or plenty of fruits; And from them you
(those) whom their right hands eat (and you rejoice)-
possess- For them, they are free from 23.20. And also a tree that grows
blame, from Mount Sinai, which produces
23.7. But those whose desires are oil and relish for those who use it for
beyond such limits- (They) are the food.
transgressors- 23.21. And truly, (also) in cattle you
23.8. Those who truly keep their have an example to learn from: From
trusts and their promises; inside their bodies We produce
23.9. And who (strictly ensure and) (milk) for you to drink: (In addition),
guard their prayers- from them there are many (other)
23.10. These are indeed, the heirs; benefits for you: And you eat from
23.11. Who will inherit the Paradise: their (meat);
They will live in there forever. 23.22. And on them, as in ships, you
23.12.. And indeed, We created man ride.
from purest (of the clay); 23.23.. (For your guidance, We sent
23.13. Then We placed him like (a many prophets). And indeed, We
drop of) semen firmly fixed, in a sent Nuh (Noah) to his people: (To
place of (its) rest; them) he said: "O my people!
23.14. Then We made the semen into Worship Allah! You have no god
a mass of half-solidified blood; Then except Him. Then will you not fear
from that mass We made an (early (Him)?"
embryonic baby-like) lump: Then 23.24. The leaders of the disbelievers
We made from the lump bones and from his people said: "He is no more
covered the bones with flesh; Then than a man like yourselves; His wish
We developed from it another is to make his superiority over you:
creature, so blessed be Allah, the If Allah had wished, He could have
sent down angels: We never heard
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any such thing (like he says), from things of this life, said: "He is no
our forefathers of the old." more than a man like yourselves: He
23.25. (And some said): "He is only eats from that of which you eat, and
a man in madness: So wait (and be drinks from what you drink.
patient) with him for a while." 23.34. "If you obey a man like
23.26. He (Nuh) said: "O my Lord! yourselves, then verily it is certain
Help me; Because they deny me (and that you will be lost.
blame me of lying!)" 23.35. "Does he promise you that
23.27. So, We revealed to him (this when you die and become dust and
command): "Build the Ark within bones, you will be brought up
Our view and under Our guidance: (again)?
Then when Our command comes 23.36. "Far, very far is that which
(true), and the fountains of the earth you are promised!
open up, you take (into the Ark) 23.37. "There is nothing except our
pairs of every species, male and life in this world! We shall die and
female, and your family- Except (now) we live! And we shall never
those of them against whom the be raised up again!
word has already gone out: And do 23.38. "He is only a man who makes
not ask Me for favor to the up a lie against Allah, but we are not
wrongdoers; Surely, they will be the ones to believe in him!"
drowned (in the flood). 23.39. (The prophet) said: "O my
23.28. "And when you have climbed Lord! Help me; Because they deny
onto the Ark- You and those with me (and blame me of lying)."
you- Then say: ‘All the Praises (and 23.40. (Allah) said: "In only a little
thanks) be to Allah, Who has saved while, they are sure to be sorry!"
us from the people who do wrong.’ 23.41. Then the blast (an awful cry)
23.29. "And say: ‘O my Lord! Cause came to them with justice, and We
me to land (the Ark) at a blessed made them like rubbish of dead
place for landing: Because You are leaves so, away with the
the best of those to bring (us back) to wrongdoers!
land.’ " 23.42.. Then, after them, We raised
23.30. Surely, in this, there are Signs other generations.
(from Us for men to understand: And 23.43. No nation can quicken its
so) do We try (them). term, nor can it delay (it).
23.31.. Then, We raised after them 23.44. Then We sent Our messengers
another generation. one after another: Every time there
23.32. And We sent to them a came to a people their messenger,
messenger from among themselves, they denied him (and blamed him of
(saying). "Worship Allah! You have lying): So, We made them follow
no god except Him. Then will you each other (with punishment): And
not fear (Him)?" We made them like a tale (that is
23.33.. And the leaders of his people, told): So away with the a people who
who disbelieved and denied the will not believe!
meeting in the Hereafter, and to 23.45.. Then We sent Musa (Moses)
whom We had granted the good and his brother Haroon (Aaron), with
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Our Signs and clear authority, 23.57.. Surely those who live in
23.46. To Firon (Pharaoh) and his reverence for the fear of their Lord;
chiefs: But these acted with 23.58. And those who believe in the
insolence and disrespect: And they Signs of their Lord;
were an arrogant people. 23.59. And those who do not join
23.47. They said: "Shall we believe partners with their Lord;
in two men like ourselves? And their 23.60. And those who give out their
people are obedient to us in charity with their hearts full of fear,
humility!" because they will return to their
23.48. So they denied them both (and Lord-
accused them of lying), and they 23.61. It is these who are quick in
became of those who were every good work, and these who are
destroyed. first among them (who are good).
23.49. And indeed, We gave Musa 23.62.. And We place not a burden
(Moses) the Book (Torah), that they upon anyone except according to the
might receive guidance. capacity of the person: And with Us
23.50. And We made (Isa or Jesus) is a record clearly showing the truth:
son of Maryam (Mary) and his And they will never be wronged.
mother like a Sign: And We gave 23.63. But (for some) their hearts are
them both protection on high ground, unclear and uninformed about this;
offering rest and security and gave And therein lie their (evil) actions,
them springs (for water). which they will (continue) to do-
23.51.. O you messengers (of Allah)! 23.64. Till (that time), when We grip
Eat (all) the good and the pure in Punishment those of them who
things, and carry out righteousness: received the good things of this
Verily, I am Well Acquainted with world, behold! They will groan (in
what (ever) you do. pain and) in hurt!
23.52. And surely, this Religion 23.65. (It will be said ): "Do not
(brotherhood of Islam) of yours is groan in (pain and) hurt today;
One single Religion (Islam), and I Certainly, you will not be helped by
am your Lord and Cherisher: Us.
Therefore fear Me (Allah, Alone). 23.66. "Indeed, My (Allah’s) Signs
23.53. But people have broken their used to be recited to you, but you
feelings (for Unity), between them, used to go back (running) on your
into (different) groups: Each group heels-
rejoices in what is with itself. 23.67. "In defiance, (while) talking
23.54. So, leave them in their error nonsense about (the Quran), like
(unclear and uninformed condition) someone is saying (false) stories by
for a while. night."
23.55.. Do they think that because 23.68.. Do they not think deeply over
We have granted them plenty of the Word (of Allah), or has anything
wealth and sons, (new) come to them (now) that did
23.56. We would quicken every good not already come to their fathers of
(thing) upon them? No! They do not old?
understand. 23.69. Or do they not recognize their
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Messenger (Muhammad) that they 23.80. And it is He Who gives life
reject him? and causes death, and to Him (is due)
23.70. Or do they say: "Is there the exchange (alternation) of night
madness (deep) in him?" No! He has and day: Then will you not
brought them the truth, but most of understand?
them hate the truth. 23.81. To the opposite (effect), they
23.71. And if the truth was according say things similar to what the olden
to their desires, surely, the heavens (people) said.
and the earth, and all the beings in 23.82. They said: "What! When we
there will be in confusion and ruin! die and become dust and bones, can
No! We have sent them their we really be raised up again?
reminder (and guidance), but they 23.83. "Verily, such things have been
turn away from their warning. promised to us and our fathers
23.72. Or is it that you ask them for before! This is nothing but the stories
wages or reward? But the repayment of the ancient!"
of your Lord is best: He is the Best 23.84. Say: "To whom belong the
of those who give livelihood (Khair- earth and all beings in there?
ur-Razikeen). (Answer) if you know!"
23.73. But surely you call them to 23.85. They will say: "To Allah!" Say:
the Straight Way: "Yet will you not take warning (and
23.74. And certainly, those who do guidance)?"
not believe in the Hereafter are 23.86. Say: "Who is the Lord of the
wandering away from that Path seven heavens, and the Lord of the
(Seerath). Throne Supreme (Rab-ul-Arsh-ul-
23.75.. And even though We had Azeem)?"
mercy on them and removed the 23.87. They will say: "(They belong)
difficulty that is on them, still they to Allah." Say: "Then will you not be
would stubbornly continue to exceed filled with fear (and respect)?"
their limits, wandering here and there 23.88. Say: "Who is it in whose hands
being diverted. is the sovereignty (and order) of all
23.76. And indeed, We seized them things- Who protects (all), but is not
with Punishment, still they did not protected: (Answer) if you know."
humble themselves to their Lord, and 23.89. They will say: "(It belongs) to
they do not humbly receive (Him)! Allah." Say: "How, then are you
23.77. Till We open on them a gate deceived away from truth?"
of a harsh Punishment: Then listen! 23.90.. We have sent them the truth:
They will be drowned in pain (and And verily, they practice lies!
sorrow) in there! 23.91. Allah fathered no son, and there
23.78.. It is He Who has made for is not any god alongside with Him: (If
you (the faculties of) hearing, sight, there were many gods), then, each god
feeling and understanding: (Yet) it is would have taken away what he had
that you give little thanks! created, and some (of them) would
23.79. And He has spread you have lorded it over the others! Glory to
throughout the earth, and you will be Allah! (He is free) from the (sort of)
gathered back to Him. things they attribute to Him!
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23.92. He knows what is hidden and to you, and you only treated them as
what is open: Very high above is He lies?"
for the partners they attribute to Him! 23.106. They will say: "O Lord! Our
23.93.. Say: "O my Lord! If You will bad luck overtook us, and we became
(ever) show me that, with which they a people who had lost our way!
are threatened (as the Hellfire) - 23.107. "Our Lord! Bring us out from
23.94. "Then, O my Lord! Do not put this: If we ever return (to evil), then
me amongst the people who do truly we shall be wrongdoers!"
wrong!" 23.108. He (Allah) will say: "Remain
23.95. And surely, We are able to show you in it! (With worst shame)- And
you that, with which We have you do not speak to Me
threatened them. 23.109. "Verily, there was a party of
23.96. Put off evil with that which is My servants who used to Pray,
best: We are very familiar with the
‘Our Lord! We believe; Then You do
things they say.
forgive us, and have mercy upon us:
23.97. And say: "O my Lord! I seek
protection with You from the For You are the Best of those who
whisperings of the Satans'. show mercy (Khair-ur-Rahameen)!’
23.98. "And I seek protection with You 23.110. "But you made fun of them
O my Lord! In case they should come to the extent that (it) made you forget
near me." My Message while you were
23.99.. (In lies will they be) till death laughing at them!
comes to one of them, he says: "O my 23.111. "Verily, I (Allah) have gifted
Lord! Send me back (again to life)- them this Day for their patience and
23.100. "So that I may work constancy: Really, they are the ones
rightfully the things that I neglected." who are successful."
- "By no means! It is only a word 23.112. He will say: "How many years
that he says." - Before them is a did you stay on earth?"
partition till the Day they are raised 23.113. They will say: "We stayed a
up. day or part of a day: But ask those
23.101. Then, when the Trumpet is who keep account."
blown, there will be no relations 23.114. He will say: "You stayed only
between them that day, and they will for a little (while)- If you had only
not ask after another! known!
23.102. Then, those whose balance (of 23.115. "Then did you think that We
good deeds) is heavy- These, they will had created you for a joke, and that
be successful: you will not be brought back to Us?"
23.103. And those whose balance (of 23.116.. So, Allah be Exalted, the
good) is light, will be those who have King (Malik) of Truth (Haqq): There
lost their souls; They will live in Hell. is no god except He, the Lord of the
23.104. The Fire will burn their faces, Throne of Mercy (Rab-ul-Arsh-ul-
and therein they will smile (in ugliness) Kareem)!
with their lips displaced. 23.117. And if anyone calls besides
23.105. "Were My Signs not recited Allah, any other god when he has no
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authority for it; And his accounting grant forgiveness and mercy! Because
will be only with his Lord! And surely You are the Best of those who show
the disbelievers will not win through! mercy (Khair-ur-Rahimeen)!"
23.118. And say: "O my Lord! You **********
Sura 24. An-Nur, (Raheem).
(The light): (Medinah, 64 Verses) 24.6.. And for those who start a case
In the Name of Allah, the Most (of adultery) against their wives, and
Gracious, the Most Merciful. do not have witnesses (in support)
24.1.. (This is) a Sura (in Quran) which except their own (testimony)- (Then,
We have sent down and which We the) only evidence (from such a man
have enjoined its laws: And in it have is) if he testifies (under oath) four
We revealed clear Signs (verses), so times, by Allah that he is honestly
that you may remember and receive saying the truth;
warning (about the laws so enjoined). 24.7. And the fifth (oath should be)
24.2.. The woman and the man guilty of that he truly bring the curse of Allah
adultery (unlawful sexual relations) upon himself if he is telling a lie.
severely whip each of them with a 24.8. But it would save the punishment
hundred stripes: Do not let kindness on the wife, if she testifies (under oath)
move you in their case- In a matter that four times, by Allah, that (her husband)
is already decided by Allah, if you is telling a lie;
(truly) believe in Allah and the Last 24.9. And the fifth (oath should be) that
Day: And let a party of the believers she truly brings the Anger of Allah upon
witness their punishment. herself if (her husband) is telling the
24.3. Let not any man guilty of adultery truth.
(unlawful sexual relations) marry 24.10. If it was not because of Allah’s
anybody except a woman similarly grace and mercy upon you, (a painful
guilty, or a disbeliever (woman): Let penalty would have overtaken you):
not any such guilty woman marry And Allah forgives and accepts
anybody except a man similarly guilty repentance (Tawwab), Full of
or a disbeliever (man): But such a thing Wisdom (Hakeem).
(marriage to the guilty or to the 24.11.. Verily, those who brought out
disbelievers) is forbidden to the the slander (lie) are a group from
believers (men and women). yourselves: Do not think (of the
24.4.. And those who start a charge incident) to be an evil for you; No! It
against pure women, and do not have is good for you: For every man from
four witnesses (in support of the them (is the punishment) of the sin
accusation)- Severely whip them with that he has earned, and for him who
eighty stripes; And do not ever accept took on himself the lead from them,
their testimony afterwards: Because the penalty (for him) will be great.
such men are wicked transgressors- 24.12. Why then, did not the
24.5. Except those who repent believers-men and women - When
afterwards and change and do you heard of the incident- Put the
righteous deeds verily, Allah is Often best reasons after it in their own
Forgiving (Ghafoor), Most Merciful minds and say, "This (slander) is an
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open lie?" verily, he will command what is
24.13. Why did they (the accusers) shameful and wrong: And if it was
not bring four witnesses to prove it not because of Allah’s grace and
(the blame)? When they have not mercy upon you, not (even) one of
brought the witnesses: In the Sight of you would ever have been pure: But
Allah, such men (hold) themselves as Allah does purify whomsoever He
liars! pleases: And Allah is All Hearing
24.14. If it was not because of the (Sami’), All Knowing (Aleem).
grace and mercy of Allah on you, in 24.22. And let not those from you
this world and the Hereafter, a who are blessed with grace and
painful penalty would have caught abundance of means resolve by oath
you because you so easily spoke against helping their relatives, those
about this affair. in want, and poor and those who
24.15. When you move it forward with have left their homes in Allah’s
your tongues, and said from your mouths cause: Let them forgive and
things of which you had no knowledge; overlook, do you not wish that Allah
And you thought it to be a light matter, should forgive you? And Allah is
when it was most serious in the Sight of Often Forgiving (Ghafoor), Most
Allah. Merciful (Raheem).
24.16. And why did you not, when 24.23. Verily, those who spread
you heard it, say- "It is not right of us accusations (about the character of)
to speak of this: Glory to Allah! This chaste believing women, who are
is a most serious lie (against any (truly) pure (in their character)- Are
person)!" cursed in this life, and in the
24.17.. Allah does warn and forbids Hereafter: And for them is a painful
you, that you may never repeat such penalty-
(actions), if you are true believers. 24.24. On the Day when their
24.18. And Allah makes the Signs tongues, their hands, and their legs
plain (and clear) to you: And Allah is will bear witness (and speak out)
All Knowing, (Aleem), All Wise against them about their actions.
(Hakeem). 24.25. On that Day, Allah will pay
24.19. Verily, those who love (to them back (all) their dues in full, and
see) lies circulated openly among the they will realize that Allah is the (Very)
believers, they will have a painful Clearest Truth (Al-Haq-ul-Mubeen).
penalty in this life and in the 24.26. Bad words are for bad people;
hereafter: And Allah knows, and you [Disbelieving (or impure) women for
do not know. disbelieving (or impure) men], bad
24.20. If it was not because of Allah’s people are for bad words;
grace and mercy upon you, and that [Disbelieving (or impure) men for
Allah is full of kindness (Ra'uf), disbelieving (or impure) women], good
Most Merciful (Raheem); (You words are for good people; [Also
would be truly lost). implied is that good women are for
24.21.. O you who believe! Do not good men;] good people are for good
follow Satan's footsteps: If any will words; [Also implied is that good men
follow the footsteps of Satan's, are for good women;] such are the
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(truly) innocent of the bad words they whom their right hands possess, or
say: For them there is forgiveness, and the male servants without physical
a honored provision. (and sexual) needs, or little children
24.27.. O you who believe! Do not who are not aware of the nakedness
enter houses other than your own, of women; And that they should not
until you have asked for permission strike their feet in order to draw
(to enter) and greeted those (who attention to their hidden ornaments.
are) inside them: That is best for you, And O believers! All of you turn
so that you may remember. together towards Allah (seeking His
24.28. And if you find no one in there Forgiveness), so that you may be
(the house), still do not enter until successful.
permission is given to you: And if you 24.32.. Marry those among you who are
are asked to go back, go back: That single, and the virtuous ones among
makes for greater (piety) purity for your slaves, male servants and maid
yourselves: And Allah is All Knowing servants: If they are in poverty, Allah
(Aleem) of all that you do. will provide them ways out of His grace:
24.29. It is not a fault on your part to And Allah understands all needs; He
enter houses not used for living (or knows all things (Aleem).
uninhabited), (but) which serve some 24.33. And let those who do not find the
(other) use for you: And Allah has (financial) means to marry, keep
knowledge of what you say and what themselves pure, until Allah provides
you hide. them means out of His grace. And if any
24.30.. Say to the believing men that of your slaves ask for a note (of
they should lower their gaze and promise) in writing (to enable them to
guard their shyness (and looks) and earn their freedom), give them such a
protect themselves and their privacy note (of promise); If you know any good
(from illicit sex): That will make for (ones) from them; And give them
greater purity for them: Verily, Allah something from yourselves out of the
is familiar with all that they do. wealth that Allah has bestowed upon
24.31. And say to the believing you. And do not force your maids to
women that they should lower their prostitution when they like purity (of
gaze and guard their modesty (and their moral conduct), so that you may
looks) and protect themselves and make a gain in things of this life. But if
privacy (from illicit sex): And that anyone forces (or has forced) them (the
they should not display their beauty maids), still, after such compulsion (or
and jewels except what (may circumstances), Allah is Often Forgiving
usually) appear; That they should (Ghafoor), Most Merciful (Raheem) (to
draw cover over their bodies and the maids because of the force or
bosoms, and not display their beauty compulsion.)
except to their husbands, or their 24.34.. And indeed, We have already
fathers, or their husband’s fathers, or sent down to you Signs verses) making
their sons, or their husband’s sons, or things clear, and a clarification from (the
their brothers or their brother’s sons, lives of) people who have gone before
or their sister’s sons, or their you, and an advise and warning to those
(Muslim) women, or the slaves who fear (Allah).
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24.35.. Allah is the Light of the heavens another: If a man opened out his hand,
and the earth. The parable of His Light he can barely see it! And for him Allah
is as though there is a Niche (opening) does not give Light, there is no Light!
and within it is a Lamp: The Lamp is 24.41.. Do you not see that it is Allah
enclosed in glass: The glass as if it was Whose praises all beings in the
(itself) a bright star: Lit from a blessed heavens and on earth celebrate, and
Tree, an Olive, neither of the East nor of the birds with wings spread out? For
the West, whose Oil is almost (by itself) each one (of the beings), He (Allah)
bright, even though fire never touched it: knows its own (way of saying the)
Light upon Light! Allah guides prayer and praise. And Allah knows
whomever He wills to His Light: And well everything that they do.
Allah sets forth parables for mankind: 24.42. And to Allah belongs the
And Allah knows all things. kingdom of the heavens and the
24.36. (This Light shines bright) in those earth; And to Allah is the final goal
houses, that Allah has permitted to be (of all).
raised to the honor; For the celebration 24.43. Do you not see that Allah
of His Name in them: In them (His makes the clouds move slowly, then
Names and the houses), He is glorified gathers them together, then makes
mornings and in evenings (of everyday)- them into a heaps of layers? Then
24.37. To (those) men whom neither you see the rain come out from their
trade nor business can take away from middle. And He sends down from the
remembering Allah, and not from (their) sky vast volumes (of dark clouds) in
regular prayer, and not from the giving which is hail: He hits with it whom
of regular charity: Their (only) fear is of He pleases and He turns it away from
the Day when hearts and eyes will be whom He pleases. The clear
transformed (in a new universe)- (distinct) flash of His lightning that
24.38. That Allah may reward them almost blinds the sight.
according to the best of their deeds, and 24.44. It is Allah Who causes the
add even more for them from His Grace: night and the day to succeed (to
And Allah provides for those whom He search and to overtake) each other:
wills, without (any) limits. Surely, in these things, there is a
24.39.. As for those who disbelieved (in teaching for those who can see (and
this life)- Their deeds are like a mirage search).
in sandy deserts, which a thirsty one 24.45. And Allah has made every
mistakes it to be water; And when he animal from water: Of them, some
comes up to it, he finds it to be nothing: slide on their abdomens; And some
But (instead) he finds Allah (always) walk on two legs; And some walk on
with him, and Allah will pay him his four (legs). Allah creates what He
account that is due: And Allah is swift in wills; For surely, Allah is Able
taking account (Hasib). (Khadir) to do all things.
24.40. Or (the disbelievers condition) is 24.46. We have indeed sent down
like the depths of darkness in a vast deep clear Signs that make things clear
ocean, overcome by huge waves on top and Allah guides whom He wills to
of huge waves, with (darkest) clouds at the Straight Path.
the top: Depths of darkness, one upon 24.47.. They say, "We believe in
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Allah and in the Messenger obey him, you will be on right
(Muhammad) and we obey:" But guidance. The Messenger’s
even after (saying) that, some of (Muhammad’s) duty is only to teach
them turn away: They are not (true) the clear (Message)."
believers. 24.55.. Allah has promised those
24.48. And when they are called to among you who believe and work
Allah and His Messenger righteous deeds, that He will surely
(Muhammad), in order that he may grant them inheritance in the land, as
judge between them, look! Some of He granted it to those before them;
them do not agree (to come). That He will affirm with authority
24.49. But if the right is on their side,
their religion- The one which He has
they (would) come to him (the
chosen for them; And that He will
Prophet) with all the submission (to
listen and accept). change (their condition), after the
24.50. Is there a disease in their fear in which they lived, to one
hearts? Or do they doubt, or are they (condition) of security and peace:
in fear, that Allah and His Messenger "They will worship (only) Me and
(Muhammad) will deal unjustly with not join anyone with Me," if any do
them? No, it is they themselves who reject Faith after (accepting) this,
are the wrongdoers. they are rebellious and wicked.
24.51.. The answer of the believers, 24.56. And establish regular prayer
when called to Allah and His and give regular charity; And obey
Messenger (Muhammad) so that he the Messenger (Muhammad); That
may judge between them is nothing you may receive mercy.
other than this: They say: "We hear 24.57. You do not ever think that the
and we obey:" And it is such as these disbelievers are going to block
who will be successful. (Allah’s Plan) on earth: Their home
24.52. It is such (believers) who is the Fire- And it is truly an evil
obey Allah and His Messenger place (for shelter)!
(Muhammad), and fear Allah and 24.58.. O you who believe! Let those
work right, who will be successful. whom your right hands possess,
24.53. They gave their strongest oath (servants and servant-girls) and the
by Allah that, if you were to only (children) among you who have not
order them, they would (even) leave come of age (to puberty) ask your
(their ho