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Ali Bakhtiari Nejad




al-Baqarah (The Cow)
as rendered by Bakhtiari Nejad

Ali Bakhtiari Nejad rendition of Surah The Cow(al-Baqarah)
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2:1 A.L.M. (Alif. Lam. Mim.)
2:2 This is the book, there is no doubt in it, a guide for those who control themselves (against their unlawful desires and disobeying God's commandments),
2:3 those who believe in the unseen and perform the mandatory prayer and spend (in God's way) from what We provided for them,
2:4 and those who believe in what was sent down to you and what was sent down before you and they are sure of the hereafter.
2:5 These are on guidance from their Master, and they are the successful ones.
2:6 For those who disbelieved, it is the same if you warn them or not, they will not believe.
2:7 God sealed their hearts (according to His laws) and their hearing, and over their eyes is a cover and a great punishment will be for them.
2:8 Among the people, some say we believe in God and the last day, but they are not believers.
2:9 (They think) they trick God and those who believed, but they only trick themselves and they do not realize.
2:10 There is a disease in their hearts and God increased their disease and a painful punishment is theirs because they were lying.
2:11 When they are told: do not commit corruption on the earth; they say: we are just reformers.
2:12 Beware that they are the corruptors but they do not realize.
2:13 And when they are told: believe like people who believed; they say: shall we believe like fools who believed? Know that they are the fools but they do not know.
2:14 When they meet those who believed, they say: we believed. And when they are alone with their own devils (like-minded friends) they say: we are with you and we are only making fun of them.
2:15 God makes fun of them and helps them wander blindly in their rebellion.
2:16 They are those who traded the misguidance for the guidance, so their trade was not profitable, and they were not guided.
2:17 Their example is like someone who started a fire, and when it lit up around him, God took away their light and left them in darkness unable to see.
2:18 Deaf, dumb, blind, and they will not return.
2:19 Or like (people in) a heavy rainstorm from the sky with darkness and thunder and lightning in it, they put their fingers in their ears from the fear of the death. God surrounds (and dominates) the disbelievers.
2:20 The lightning almost takes away their sight, and whenever it lights up around them, they walk in it, and when it becomes dark around them, they stand still. If God wanted, He would take away their hearing and their sights. God is capable of everything.
2:21 People, only serve your Master who created you and those before you so that you may control yourselves.
2:22 The One who made the earth a bed and sky a structure for you, and He sent down water (rain) from the sky to bring out (all sorts of) produce as food. So do not make any equals for God, while you know this.
2:23 And if you have any doubt about what We sent down (Quran) to Our servant, then bring a chapter like it, and invite your witnesses besides God if you are truthful.
2:24 So if you do not do, which you will never do, then be cautious of the fire which was prepared for the disbelievers whose fuel is the people and the stones.
2:25 And give good news to those who believed and did good works that they will have gardens which rivers flow through them. Whenever they are given a fruit to eat from there, they say: it is the same thing that we were provided before. For they will be given similar to that, and they will have pure spouses in it and will live in there forever.
2:26 God does not shy away from giving example of a mosquito or something beyond it (bigger or smaller). And as for those who believed, they know that it is the truth and from their Master. And as for those who disbelieved, they say: what did God mean by this example? He misguides many by it, and guides many by it, while He only misguides the disobedient ones with it.
2:27 Those who break their promise to God after committing to it and cut what God ordered to be joined and spread corruption on the earth, they are the losers.
2:28 How do you disbelieve in God, when you were dead (lifeless) and He gave you life then He makes you die and brings you back to life, and then you are returned to Him?
2:29 He is the One who created everything on the earth for you. He then turned to the sky and shaped it into seven skies. He knows everything.
2:30 And when your Master said to the angels that I am placing a successor (and replacement) on the earth, they said: will You place someone who commits corruption and sheds blood while we glorify You with Your praise and sanctify You? He said: I know something that you do not know.
2:31 And He taught Adam the names/attributes, all of them. And then presented them to the angels and said: tell Me the names/attributes of these, if you are truthful.
2:32 The angels said: You are flawless, we only know what You taught us, You are the knowledgeable and the wise.
2:33 He said: Adam, inform them of their names. When Adam told them their names, He said: did I not tell you that I know unseen (secrets) of the skies and the earth, and I know what you disclose and what you hide?
2:34 And when We told the angels to be humble toward Adam, they all humbled except Iblis (Satan) which refused and was arrogant and became one of the disbelievers.
2:35 And We said: Adam, you and your wife live in the garden and eat as much as you want from anywhere (and anything) you want, but do not go near this tree because you become one of the wrongdoers.
2:36 But Satan tricked them and had them both thrown out from where they were. We said: go down, some of you will be enemies of the others, and on the earth you will have a place (to live) and provisions for a while (your lifetime).
2:37 Then Adam received (and learned) some words from his Master, so He turned to him (and forgave him). Indeed He is the acceptor of repentance and the merciful.
2:38 We said: go down from here all of you, when guidance comes to you from Me then whoever follows My guidance shall have no fear and no sadness.
2:39 And those who disbelieved and denied Our signs are inhabitants of the fire remaining in there forever.
2:40 Children of Israel, remember My favor that I granted you, and keep your promise to Me so I keep My promises to you, and fear only Me.
2:41 And believe in what I sent down (Quran) confirming what is already with you (Torah) and do not be the first disbeliever to it, and do not sell My signs for a small price, and be cautious of Me.
2:42 And do not cover the truth with falsehood, and do not hide the truth while you know.
2:43 And perform the mandatory prayer and give to the mandatory charity and bow down with those who bow down.
2:44 Do you instruct people to do good but you forget to do it yourselves, while you read the book? Do you not understand?
2:45 Get help from the patience (and perseverance) and the mandatory prayer, and it is definitely difficult except for those who are humble,
2:46 those who think they meet their God (in the hereafter) and they will return to Him.
2:47 Children of Israel, remember My favor that I granted you, and that I preferred you over all other people.
2:48 Be cautious of a day that no one can do anything for another one, and mediation is not accepted from anyone, and no equivalent (compensation) is taken from anyone, and no one is helped.
2:49 And (remember) when We saved you from Pharaoh’s people who subjected you to severe punishments, killing your sons and letting your women live. In this there was a great test from your Master.
2:50 And when We parted the (red) sea and saved you and drowned Pharaoh’s people while you were watching.
2:51 And (remember) when We made an appointment with Moses for forty nights, then after him (in his absence) you took a calf (as god). You were wrongdoers.
2:52 We excused you after that, so you may be thankful.
2:53 And (remember) when We gave Moses the book and the criterion (between good and bad), so that you may be guided.
2:54 And (remember) when Moses told his people: you have done wrong to yourselves because you worshiped the calf, so repent to your creator, then kill (the guilty ones among) yourselves, this is better for you in your creator’s view, so that He turns to you (and forgives you). Indeed He is the acceptor of repentance and the merciful.
2:55 And when you told Moses that we will never believe in you until we clearly see God, then the lightning struck you while you watched.
2:56 And We restored your life after you died, so you may be thankful.
2:57 And We made shades for you with the clouds, and We sent down Manna and Salwa (two kind of edible foods) to you (saying): eat from the good things that We provided for you. They did not do Us wrong, but they were wrong to themselves.
2:58 And (remember) when We said: enter this town, and eat as much as you want from anywhere you want, enter the gates humbly and say remove (and reduce our sins), so that We forgive your mistakes, and We are going to increase the good doers (in rewards and in numbers).
2:59 But those who did wrong changed the word to something other than what was said to them. So We sent down a punishment from the sky to those who did wrong for their disobedience.
2:60 And (remember) when Moses asked for water for his people, We told him to strike the stone with his cane, and then twelve springs flowed out of it. And all people knew from where to drink. Eat and drink from God's provision, and do not do mischief on the earth as corruptors.
2:61 And (remember) when you said: Moses, we will never tolerate (and last) on only one (kind of) food, so call on your Master on our behalf to bring out for us some of what is grown from the earth such as its herb and its cucumber and its garlic and its lentil and its onion. He (Moses) said: do you want to exchange that which is better with something that is worse? Go down to a city (possibly in Egypt) and you will find what you are asking for. And poverty and misery covered them and they were stricken by God’s anger, because they disbelieved in God’s signs and killed the prophets unjustifiably. This is because they rebelled and violated (the law).
2:62 Those who believe and those who are Jewish and the Christians and the Sabians, anyone who believes in God and the last day and does good work, then they have their reward with their Master and they have no fear and no sadness.
2:63 And (remember) when We took your commitment and raised the mountain above you (and told you) to firmly hold on to what We gave you (Our commandments), and remember what is in it, so that you may control yourselves.
2:64 But you turned back after that, and if it was not for God’s grace and mercy on you, you would have definitely been among the losers.
2:65 Certainly you knew the ones among you who violated the Sabbath, and We told them to be despised monkeys.
2:66 So We made it an exemplary punishment for those among them and those who succeeded them, and a lesson for those who control themselves.
2:67 And when Moses told his people: God indeed ordered you to sacrifice a cow. They said: are you making fun of us? Moses said: I seek God’s protection from being among the ignorant ones.
2:68 They said: call on your Master on our behalf to clarify for us what (kind of cow) it should be. He said: He (God) says that it should be a cow that is neither too old nor too young, but in between. So, do as you are ordered.
2:69 They said: call on your Master on our behalf to clarify for us what is its color. He said: He (God) says that it is a cow, yellow with its color bright, pleasing the viewers.
2:70 They said: call on your Master on our behalf to clarify for us which one, because all cows look alike to us, and God willing we will be guided.
2:71 He said: He (God) says that a cow that is not trained to plow the land or water the crop, perfect with no blemishes. They said: now you brought us the truth. Then they slaughtered it, but they almost did not do.
2:72 And (remember) when you killed a person, then you disputed about it, but God exposed what you were hiding.
2:73 And We said: strike him (the victim) with part of it (the sacrificed cow), and that is how God brings back the dead to life, and shows you His signs, so you may understand.
2:74 After that your hearts were hardened like stones, or even harder (than a stone). And among the stones, there are some that rivers flow out of them, and some of them crack and water comes out of them, and some of them crumble in fear of God. God is not unaware of what you do.
2:75 Do you hope that they believe you? While some of them heard the word of God and then changed it after they understood it, while they knew (what they were doing).
2:76 And whenever they met those who believed, they said: we believed. And when they met each other in private, they said: why do you tell them about what God disclosed for you, so that they argue with you before your Master with it? Do you not understand?
2:77 Do they not know that God knows what they hide and what they disclose?
2:78 Some of them are illiterate and they do not know the book except wishful thinking (and perception), and they only guess.
2:79 So woe to those who write the book with their hands and say that this is from God in order to sell it for a small price. Woe to them for what their hands wrote, and woe to them for what they earn.
2:80 And they say: the fire will never touch us except for a few days. Say: did you take a promise from God? If so, God never breaks His promise, or do you say on God's behalf what you do not know.
2:81 Yes, whoever commits sins and his sins surround (and enclose) him, they will be inhabitants of the fire remaining in there forever.
2:82 And those who believed and did good works will be inhabitants of the garden, remaining in there forever.
2:83 And (remember) when We took a commitment from the children of Israel that you shall not serve anyone but God, and be good to your parents and relatives (and close ones) and orphans and the needy, and speak nicely to people, and perform the mandatory prayer and give to the mandatory charity, but you turned back except a few of you, and you avoided (your commitment).
2:84 And (remember) when We took your commitment that you should not shed each other's blood, and should not drive each other out of your homes, then you accepted it and you testify (to this).
2:85 Yet you are those who kill each other and drive some of you out of their homes, supporting (each other) against them in sins and enmity, and if they come to you as captives, you ask (or give) ransom for them while it was prohibited for you to drive them out. Do you believe in part of the book and disbelieve in (other) parts? So punishment of anyone among you who does this is disgrace in this life, and on the resurrection day they are sent back to the hardest punishment, and God is not unaware of what you do.
2:86 These are the ones who traded the life of the hereafter for this world's life, their punishment will not be reduced and they will not be helped.
2:87 And We gave Moses the book and followed him up with the messengers. And We gave Jesus, son of Mary, clear proofs and We supported him with the Holy Spirit. Why is it that every time a messenger came to you with that which is against your desires, you were arrogant so you denied some and killed others?
2:88 They said: our hearts are covered (and is unable to understand God’s message). No, but God cursed them for their disbelief, and a few of them believe (or they believe a little).
2:89 And when a book came to them from God confirming what is with them, even though previously they used to ask for victory over those who disbelieved, then when what they recognized came to them, they disbelieved in it. God’s curse is on the disbelievers.
2:90 What they sold themselves (their soul) for it, was bad, that out of jealousy they disbelieved in what God sent down, that which God sends down from His grace to any one of His servants that He wants. So they were stricken with anger upon anger, and there is a humiliating punishment for the disbelievers.
2:91 When they were told: believe in what God sent down, they said: we believe in what was sent down to us. And they disbelieve in anything beyond that, while it is the truth confirming what is with them (their Holy Book). Say: why did you kill God's prophets in the past, if you were believers?
2:92 And Moses came to you with clear proofs, then you took a calf (as god) in his absence, and you were wrongdoers.
2:93 And (remember) when We took your commitment and raised the mountain above you, (saying:) firmly take what We gave you, and listen. They said: we heard and we rebelled. And because of their disbelief their hearts were filled with (love of) the calf. Say: what your belief orders you to it is bad, if you are believers.
2:94 Say: if the home of the hereafter with God (paradise) is exclusively for you and no one else, then wish for death (to go to paradise) if you are truthful.
2:95 And they will never wish for death because of what their hands sent ahead (what they have done), and God knows the wrongdoers well.
2:96 And you find them the most eager people for living (long), even from those who are the polytheists. Every one of them loves to be given a life of a thousand years, whereas even if he is given a (long) life it will not save him from the punishment. God sees everything they do.
2:97 Say: anyone who is the enemy of Gabriel (is God’s enemy), because he sent this (Quran) down into your heart with God’s permission, confirming what came before it, and is a guide and good news for the believers.
2:98 Anyone who is the enemy of God and His angels and His messengers and Gabriel and Michael (is a disbeliever), and God is indeed the enemy of the disbelievers.
2:99 And indeed We sent down clear signs to you, and only the disobedient ones disbelieve in it.
2:100 Is it not (a fact) that every time they make a promise, some of them throws it away (and break it)? In fact most of them do not believe.
2:101 And when a messenger from God came to them confirming what is with them, then some people of the book threw the book of God behind their backs as if they did not know.
2:102 And at the time of Solomon’s rule they followed what the devils were reading out loud. Solomon did not disbelieve but the devils disbelieved, teaching people witchcraft and what was sent down to the two angels in Babylon, Harut and Marut. But neither of the two teaches anyone before saying: we are only a temptation, do not disbelieve. So they learn from them what causes separation between the man and his wife. But they did not harm anyone with it except by God’s permission. And they learn things that harm them and have no benefit for them. And they certainly knew that whoever buys it (witchcraft) there will be no share for him in the hereafter. And what they sold themselves to it is definitely bad, if they knew (the truth).
2:103 And if they believed and were cautious (of God), certainly (their) reward from God would have been better, if they knew.
2:104 You who believe, do not say: Ra’ina (watch for us), but say: Unzurna (watch over us), and do listen (to this command). And for the disbelievers there will be a painful punishment.
2:105 Those people of the book who disbelieved and the polytheists do not like anything good to be sent down to you from your Master. But God chooses anyone He wants for His mercy. God has enormous grace.
2:106 If We invalidate (or cancel) any sign or make it forgotten, We bring one better than it or like it. Do you not know that God is capable of everything?
2:107 Did you not know that the rule of the skies and the earth belongs to God, and there is no supporter or helper for you other than God?
2:108 Or do you want to ask (for something) from your messenger as it was asked from Moses before? Whoever changes the belief with the disbelief has lost the even (and straight) way.
2:109 Many of the people of the book want to turn you to disbelief after your belief and after the truth is clarified for them because of jealousy in themselves. Forgive and disregard (them) until God gives His order. God is capable of everything.
2:110 And perform the mandatory prayer and give to the mandatory charity. And whatever good you send ahead for yourselves you shall find it with God. God sees everything you do.
2:111 And they said: no one ever enters the garden except anyone who is Jewish or Christians. This is their wish. Say: bring your proof if you are truthful.
2:112 Yes, anyone who submits his manner (of life) to God and is a good doer, then his reward is with his God, and he shall have no fear and no sadness.
2:113 And the Jews said that the Christians are not on anything , and the Christians said that the Jews are not on anything, although they were reading the book. Likewise, those who do not know (the truth) say the same as they say. But God judges between them in what they used to disagree about it, on the resurrection day.
2:114 Who is more wrong than someone who, in God’s places of worship, prevents His name to be mentioned and try to ruin them? They should not enter there except in fear. They have humiliation in this world and have a great punishment in the hereafter.
2:115 The east and the west belong to God, so wherever you turn is God's direction. God is bountiful (and boundless) and knowledgeable.
2:116 And they said: God has taken a son. Never, He is flawless. Everything in the skies and on the earth belongs to Him, all are obedient to Him.
2:117 Originator of the skies and the earth, when He decides on an issue, then He just says for it: be, and it will be.
2:118 And those who do not know said: why does God not talk to us or a sign does not come to us? The same way, those before them said the same thing as they say. Their hearts are alike. We have made the signs clear for people who are sure.
2:119 We sent you with the truth, a giver of good news and a warner. You will not be questioned about the inhabitants of hellfire.
2:120 The Jews and the Christians will never be satisfied with you until you follow their faith. Say: God’s guidance is the (true) guidance. And if you follow their wishes after what came to you from the knowledge, then you have no supporter or helper against God.
2:121 Those whom We gave them the book, and read it the way it is deserved to be read, they believe in it. And whoever disbelieves in it, then they are the losers.
2:122 Children of Israel, remember My favor that I granted you and I preferred you over all other people.
2:123 Be cautious of a day that no one can do anything for another, no equivalent (compensation) is taken from anyone, and mediation will have no benefit for anyone, and they will not be helped.
2:124 And when God tested Abraham through (certain) words, which he fulfilled, He said: I make you a leader for the people. He (Abraham) said: and from my offspring? He said: My promise does not include the wrongdoers.
2:125 And when We made the house (the Ka’aba at Mecca) a place of gathering and safety for the people, and (said): take where Abraham stood (in prayer) as a place of prayer. And We charged Abraham and Ishmael to cleanse My House for those who go around it and for the devoted and those who bow down and show humbleness.
2:126 And when Abraham said: God, make this territory safe, and provide its people who believed in God and the last day with its produce. (God) said: and whoever disbelieves, I let him enjoy for a short while and then I force him to the punishment of the fire, and it is a bad destination.
2:127 And when Abraham and Ishmael raised the foundations of the house (they prayed): our Master, accept from us, indeed You hear all and know all.
2:128 Our Master, make the two of us submitters to You, and from our offspring, a group who are submitters to You, and show us our rituals, and turn to us (and forgive us), indeed You are the acceptor of repentance and the merciful.
2:129 Our Master, raise a messenger in them from among themselves to read them your signs and teach them the book and the wisdom and to purify (and absolve) them. You are the powerful and the wise.
2:130 And who turns away from Abraham’s faith, except someone who fools himself? And We have certainly chosen him in this world, and in the hereafter he is of the righteous.
2:131 When his Master told him: submit, he said: I submit to the Master of humankind.
2:132 And Abraham and Jacob instructed their sons to it (saying): my sons, indeed God chose the religion (way of life) for you, so do not die except while you are submitted (to God).
2:133 Or were you witnesses when the death came to Jacob, when he said to his sons: who will you serve after me? They said: we will serve your god and the god of your fathers Abraham, Ishmael, and Isaac, the One (and only) god, and we are submitted to Him.
2:134 They are people who have passed away, for them is what they did, and for you is what you did, and you will not be questioned about what they were doing.
2:135 And they said: be a Jew or Christian to be guided. Say: not at all, the faith of monotheist Abraham (is enough to be guided), he was not one of the Polytheists.
2:136 Say: we believed in God, and what was sent down to us, and what was sent down to Abraham and Ishmael and Isaac and Jacob and the tribes (of Israel), and what was given to Moses and Jesus, and what was given to the prophets from their Master, we do not differentiate between any of them, and we are submitted to Him.
2:137 And if they believe same as what you believed in it, then they are surely guided, and if they turn away, then they are certainly in opposition. God is going to suffice (to protect) you against them, and He hears all and knows all.
2:138 (Best way of life is) God's religion, and who is better than God (in prescribing) religion? And we are His servants.
2:139 Say: do you argue with us about God, while He is our Master and your Master, and our deeds are ours, and your deeds are yours, and we are only devoted to Him.
2:140 Or do you say that Abraham and Ishmael and Isaac and Jacob and the tribes (of Israel) were Jewish or Christians? Say: do you know better or God? And who is more wrong than someone who hides the testimony that he has from God? God is not unaware of what you do.
2:141 They are people who have passed away, for them is what they did, and for you is what you did, and you will not be questioned about what they were doing.
2:142 The fools among the people say: what turned them away from their qiblah (direction of the mandatory prayer) which they had? Say: the east and the west belong to God, He guides whom He wants to a straight path.
2:143 And like that We made you a moderate (and a fair) group so that you will be witness over the people, and the messenger will be witness over you. And We only appointed the qiblah that you used to face, in order that We know those who follow the messenger from anyone who turns back on his heel. And that was indeed a great (test) except for those whom God guided. And God is not to waste your belief. Indeed, God is gentle and merciful to the people.
2:144 We have seen the turning of your face in the sky, so We make you turn to a qiblah that it pleases you. So turn your face toward the Sacred Mosque (Masjid-el-Haram), and wherever you are (during the mandatory prayer) turn your faces toward it. Those who were given the book know that it is the truth from their Master. And God is not unaware of what they do.
2:145 And even if you bring all the signs to the people of the book, they will not follow your qiblah, and you are not follower of their qiblah, and some of them are not follower of the other's qiblah. And if you follow their desires after that which came to you of the knowledge, you are one of the wrongdoers.
2:146 Those We gave them the book, recognize him (the messenger) like they recognize their sons, and some of them hide the truth while they know.
2:147 The truth is from your Master, so do not be one of the doubters.
2:148 For everyone there is a direction that he turns to it, so compete in (doing) the good. Wherever you are, God brings you all together (for accounting). God is capable of everything.
2:149 And from wherever you go out, turn your face toward the Sacred Mosque (during the mandatory prayer), indeed that is the truth from your Master. God is not unaware of what you do.
2:150 And from wherever you go out turn your face toward the Sacred Mosque (during the mandatory prayer), and wherever you are turn your face toward the Sacred Mosque, so there will not be any reason for the people against you, except those among them who did wrong. And do not fear them, but fear Me, so I complete My favor upon you, and you may be guided.
2:151 As We sent you a messenger from among yourselves who reads to you Our signs and purifies (and absolves) you and teaches you the book and the wisdom and teaches you what you did not used to know,
2:152 so remember Me, that I remember you, and be thankful to Me, and do not ungrateful to Me.
2:153 You who believe, ask for help through patience (and perseverance) and the mandatory prayer, because God is with those who are patient (and persevere)
2:154 Do not say they are dead about those who are killed in God's way. No, they are alive but you do not realize.
2:155 We shall test you with something from the fear and the hunger, and the loss of the wealth and the life and the crops, and give good news to those who are patient (and persevere),
2:156 those who when a tragedy hits them say: we belong to God, and we return to Him.
2:157 The blessing and mercy of their Master is on them, and they are the guided.
2:158 The Safa and the Marwa (located in Mecca) are indeed two of God’s shrines, and there is no blame on anyone to go around them while performing the Hajj (the Pilgrimage) or the Umrah (the visit) of the house (of Ka’aba). And whoever voluntarily does good, then God is indeed appreciative and knowledgeable.
2:159 Those who hide (and do not tell others) what We sent down of the clear proofs and the guidance, after We clarified it for the people in the book, God curses them and those who curse also curse them.
2:160 Except those who repented and straightened out and stated (the truth), so those I will turn to them, and I am the acceptor of repentance and the merciful.
2:161 Those who disbelieved and died while they were disbelievers, are those whom curse of God and the angels and all the people is upon them.
2:162 And they remain in it forever, and the punishment is not reduced for them, and they are not given any delay.
2:163 Your god is the One god, there is no god except Him, the beneficent and the merciful.
2:164 Indeed for those who understand, there are signs in the creation of the skies and the earth, and the alternation (and the difference) between the day and the nights, and the ships that sail on the sea for benefit of the people, and what God sends down from the sky of rain to bring the land back to life after its death, and scattering all kinds of living creatures in it, and changing of the winds and the clouds under control between the sky and the earth.
2:165 And some of the people take equals besides God (to serve), loving them as they love God, while those who believed love God more. And if those who did wrong could see when they see the punishment, (they realize) that all the powers belong to God, and God is severe in punishment.
2:166 When those who were followed disown those who followed (them) and they see the punishment and all their means cut off,
2:167 and those who followed say that if we have another chance, then we disown them as they disowned us. That is how God shows them their deeds as regrets for them, and they will not get out of the fire.
2:168 People, eat from what is lawful and good on the earth, and do not follow Satan's footsteps as he is your clear (and obvious) enemy,
2:169 he only instructs you to the badness and the indecency, and to say what you do not know about God.
2:170 And when it is said to them: follow what God sent down, they say: no, we follow what we found our fathers on it. Even if their fathers did not understand anything and were not guided.
2:171 And the example of (inviting) those who disbelieved is like someone shouting at that which does not hear except a sound or a cry, they are deaf, dumb, and blind so they do not understand.
2:172 You who believe, eat from the good things that We provided for you and be thankful to God if you serve Him.
2:173 He has only forbidden for you the dead (animals) and the blood and meat of the pig (pork) and what is offered up (sacrificed) for other than God. And whoever is forced (to eat them) without being desirous and not exceeding, then there is no sin against him as God is forgiving and merciful.
2:174 Those who hide ( and do not tell others) what God has sent down in the book and sell it for a small price, they fill their stomach with nothing but fire, and God will not speak to them on the resurrection day and will not purify them, and they will have a painful punishment.
2:175 They traded the guidance for the misguidance, and the forgiveness for the punishment. So what is their patience against the fire?
2:176 That is because God sent down the book in truth, and those who disagree about the book are certainly in a great opposition.
2:177 The goodness is not to turn your face toward the east or the west, but good is someone who believes in God and the last day and the angels and the book and the prophets, and he gives the wealth, in spite of his love for it, to the relatives (and close ones) and the orphans and the needy and the traveler (in need) and those who ask, and to free the slaves, and he performs the mandatory prayer and gives to the mandatory charity, and they fulfill their promise when they make a promise, and they persevere (and are patient) in hardship and loss and during the hard times (and the battle). They are those who are telling truth and they are those who control themselves.
2:178 You who believe, fair retaliation is prescribed for you in case of murder, the free for the free, and the slave for the slave, and the female for the female, but anyone who is forgiven in part by his brother (or the person in charge of victim’s state) must follow with good intentions and pay (the ransom) with gratitude. This is a lightening/easement and a mercy from your Master. Whoever exceeds the limits after this will have a painful punishment.
2:179 People of understanding, there is (saving of) life for you in the fair retaliation, so that you may control yourselves.
2:180 It is prescribed to you that when anyone of you is near the death, if he has any good to leave behind, to make a will for (the benefit of) the parents and the relatives (and close ones) with fairness. This is a duty of those who control themselves.
2:181 If anyone changes it (the will) after hearing it, then its sin is only upon those who changed it. God indeed hears all and knows all.
2:182 If anyone fears deviation or sin from the maker of the will, and reconciles between them (the inheritors), there is no sin upon him. God is forgiving and merciful.
2:183 You who believe, fasting is prescribed for you as it was prescribed for those before you, so you may control yourselves.
2:184 (Fasting) is for a limited number of days, and if anyone of you is sick or traveling, then (he should fast) a number of other days. And for those who are able (and can afford it), there is (the option of) compensation of feeding a needy. And anyone who does good voluntarily, it is better for him. But it is better for you if you fast, if you knew.
2:185 Month of Ramadan is the one in which Quran, a guide for the people and clear evidences of the guidance and the criterion (of right and wrong), was sent down. So anyone of you who sees the month should fast in it. And anyone who is sick or traveling, then (he should fast) a number of other days. God wants ease for you and He does not want difficulty for you, so that you complete the (mandated) number, and so that you magnify God for guiding you, and you may be thankful.
2:186 When My servants ask you about Me, I am indeed near, answering the call of the caller when he calls on Me. So they should answer Me (and My commands) and believe in Me, so they may be on the right way.
2:187 It is made lawful for you to have intercourse with your wives during the fasting night. They are your clothes and you are their clothes (to cover and complement each other). God knew that you betray yourselves, so He turned to you and excused you, so now you may have intercourse with them and look for what God mandated to you. And eat and drink until the white line becomes clear to you from the dark line at dawn, then complete the fast until the nightfall. And do not have intercourse with them while you are in retreat for devotion (worship) into the mosque. That is the limits set by God, so do not go near it. This is how God makes His signs clear to the people, so they may control themselves.
2:188 And do not falsely eat up one another's properties among yourselves, and do not offer it (as bribe) to judges so that you eat up from a portion of people's properties sinfully while you know.
2:189 They ask you about the new moons, say: they are time keeping (a calendar) for the people and for the Pilgrimage (Hajj). It is not goodness that you enter the houses from the rear, but good is someone who controls himself and enters the houses from their doors, and be cautious of God so you may be successful.
2:190 And fight in God's way with those who wage war against you, but do not exceed the limits. God does not like those who exceed the limits.
2:191 And kill them (those who wage war against you) wherever you find them, and drive them out of where they drove you out. Turmoil (and persecution) is worse than murder. And do not fight them at the Sacred Mosque unless they (start to) fight you in there, and if they fight you, then kill them. Such is the payback of the disbelievers.
2:192 And if they stopped, then God is forgiving and merciful.
2:193 And fight them until there is no more turmoil (and persecution) and the way of life is only for God. So if they stopped, then there shall be no enmity except against the wrongdoers.
2:194 The prohibited month is for the prohibited month, and for all that is prohibited there is fair retaliation. If anyone violates against you, then violate against him similar to the violation against you, and be cautious of God and know that God is with those who control themselves.
2:195 And spend in God's way, and do not throw (yourselves) into ruins with your own hands, and do good as God indeed loves the good doers.
2:196 And complete the Hajj (the Pilgrimage of the Ka’aba) and the Umrah (visit of the Ka’aba) for God, but if you are held back, then send the offering (of sacrifice) that is easily available. And do not shave your heads until the offering reaches its destination. If anyone among you is sick or suffers an ailment of his head, then a compensation of fasting, or giving to charity, or a sacrifice. And when you are safe, then anyone who wishes to continue the Umrah on to the Hajj, then the offering (of sacrifice) that is easily available. And anyone who cannot find (or afford) it, should fast three days during the Hajj and seven days on his return (from the Hajj), that is ten (days) in all. This is for anyone whose family does not reside near the Sacred Mosque. And be cautious of God and know that God is severe in punishment.
2:197 The Hajj is in known months, then whoever sets out to the Hajj during them (should know that) there shall be no sexual conduct, and no disobedience (of God commands), and no argument (or altercation) during the Hajj. And whatever good you do, God knows it. And take provision, and indeed the best provision is self control (against unlawful desires and sins). And People of understanding, be cautious of Me.
2:198 There is no blame on you to look for your Master's bounty (through trades), and when you return from (mount) Arafat then remember God at the Sacred Monument. And remember Him, as He guided you, though previously you were of the misguided.
2:199 Then proceed from where the people are proceeding and ask for God’s forgiveness. He is forgiving and merciful.
2:200 And when you completed your rituals then remember God as you remember your fathers, or remember more. And among the people some say: our Master, give us (good things) in this world. There is no share for him in the hereafter.
2:201 And among them, some say: our Master, give us good in this world and good in the hereafter, and protect us from the punishment of the fire.
2:202 They have benefit of whatever they did. God is quick in accounting.
2:203 And remember God in the specified days (during the Hajj). Anyone who hurries up for two days, there is no sin against him and anyone who delays (for two days) there is no sin against him, of course for anyone who controls himself. And be cautious of God and know that you will be gathered before Him.
2:204 And there is one among the people who impresses you with his word about this world’s life, and he calls God to witness about what is in his heart, while he is the most determined enemy.
2:205 When he gains authority (or turns away) he tries, on the earth, to corrupt it and destroys the crops and the offspring. God does not like the corruption.
2:206 And when he is told to be cautious of God, the egotism leads him to the sin. So hell is enough for him, it is a bad resting place.
2:207 While some among people gives his life looking for God's pleasure, and God is gentle to his servants.
2:208 You who believe, enter into submission (to God), all of you, and do not follow the steps of Satan as he is indeed your obvious enemy.
2:209 But if you stumbled after clear proofs came to you, know that God is powerful and wise.
2:210 Do they wait for God and the angels to come to them in shades of the clouds, and then the matter is settled? All matters are returned to God.
2:211 Ask children of Israel: how many clear signs did We give them? And whoever changes God’s favor (God’s instructions) after it came to him, then God is severe in punishment.
2:212 This world’s life is beautified for those who disbelieved, and they make fun of those who believed, but on the resurrection day those who controlled themselves will be above them. And God provides for whomever He wants without any accounting.
2:213 People were a single community, then God sent the prophets, givers of good news and warners, and He sent down the book with them in truth, to judge between people in what they disagreed about it. And only those who were given it (the book), disagreed about it because of envy between them after the clear proofs came to them. So, God guided those who believed with His permission, regarding what they disagreed about it from the truth. God guides whom He wants to a straight path.
2:214 Did you think that you enter paradise while (tests) has not come to you like (it came) to those who passed away before you? Hardship and suffering happened to them, and they were so shaken that even the messenger and those who believed with him said: when is God’s help? Know that God’s help is near.
2:215 They ask you about what they should spend. Say: whatever you spend from good (things) is for the parents and the relatives (and close ones) and the orphans and the needy and the travelers (in need). And whatever good you do, God knows about it.
2:216 Fighting is prescribed to you, even though you do not like it. There may be something that you dislike and it is good for you, and there may be something that you like and it is bad for you. God knows and you do not know.
2:217 They ask you about fighting in the prohibited month. Say: fighting in it is a great (sin), but preventing from God’s way and disbelieving him and (preventing from) the Sacred Mosque and driving out its people from there are greater (sins) in God’s view. Turmoil (and persecution) is worse than murder. They will not stop fighting you until they turn you back from your religion, if they can. And anyone of you who turns back from his religion and die while he is a disbeliever, then their works become useless in this world and the hereafter, and they are inhabitants of the fire remaining in there forever.
2:218 Those who believed and those who migrated and tried hard in God's way hope for God’s mercy. And God is forgiving and merciful.
2:219 They ask you about the wine (and alcoholic beverages) and the gambling. Say: there is great sin in both of them and benefits for the people, but their sin are greater than their benefit. They ask you what to spend, say: what you can give away (and let go of). This is how God makes the signs clear for you, so you may think
2:220 about this life and the hereafter. And they ask you about the orphans. Say: improving their affairs is better, and if you associate with them, then they are your brothers. God knows the corruptors from the reformers. If God wanted, He would have brought you hardship. God is powerful and wise.
2:221 Do not marry the polytheist women until they believe, and (marrying) a believing slave woman is better than a polytheist, even if she impresses you. And do not give (your women) in marriage to the polytheist men until they believe, and (marrying) a believing slave man is better than a polytheist, even if he impresses you. These invite into the fire, while God invites to the garden and the forgiveness by His permission. And He makes His signs clear for the people, that they may take notice.
2:222 They ask you about women's menstruation. Say: it is uncomfortable, so keep away from (having intercourse with) women during the menstruation, and do not go near them until they are clean, and when they are clean, then you may approach them from where God instructed you. God indeed loves those who repent and loves those who purify themselves.
2:223 Your wives are as your plantation (to produce your children), so go to your plantation when you desire, and send (some good) for yourself in advance, and be cautious of God and know that you will meet Him, and give good news to the believers.
2:224 Do not make God object of your oaths (do not swear by God) to hold back from doing good and controlling yourselves and making peace between the people. God hears all and knows all.
2:225 God does not hold you responsible for your useless (and absurd) oaths, but He holds you responsible for what your hearts did (intentionally). God is forgiving and patient.
2:226 For those who swear off their wives (not to have intercourse with them) is a wait of four months. But If they return (and change their mind), God is forgiving and merciful.
2:227 And if they decided to divorce, then God indeed hears all and knows all.
2:228 Divorced women should wait for three monthly periods, and they are prohibited from hiding what God has created in their wombs if they believe in God and the last day. And their husbands have more right to take them back during this period, if they want to reconcile. And for them (women) is appropriate (rights) similar to that which is their responsibilities, but men are a rank above them (in rights and responsibilities). God is powerful and wise.
2:229 Divorce is (permitted) twice, then either keeping in fairness, or leaving in kindness. And it is not allowed for you that you take back anything from what you gave them, unless they (both) are afraid of (violating) the limits set by God. And if you are afraid of (violating) the limits set by God, then there is no blame on either of them for what she gives back some of it (for her divorce). These are the limits set by God, so do not violate them, and whoever violates the limits set by God, then they are of the wrongdoers.
2:230 If he divorces her again (for the third time), then after that she is not lawful for him (to remarry her), until she marries another man. Then if he divorces her, there is no blame on either of them if they return to each other (and remarry) if they think they can keep the limits set by God. These are the limits set by God, He makes it clear to people who know.
2:231 And when you divorce women and they reach their waiting period, then either keep them in kindness or let them go in kindness, and do not keep them to harm them so that you violate (God's limits), and anyone who does this has wronged himself. And do not take God’s signs as a joke, and remember God’s favor upon you, and what he sent down to you from the book and the wisdom to advise you with it. Be cautious of God and know that God knows everything.
2:232 And when you divorce women and they reach their waiting period, do not prevent them from marrying their (previous) husbands, if it is agreed between them in a good manner. Anyone of you who believe in God and the last day is advised to this. This is better for you and is more pure, and God knows and you do not know.
2:233 Mothers may nurse their children for two full years, for anyone who wants to complete the nursing. And the father is responsible for her appropriate food and clothing. No one is tasked beyond its capability. A mother should not sustain any loss because of her child, nor should a father because of his child, and the same (responsibility as the father) is on the heir. If they decide to stop (the nursing) after their mutual agreement and consultation, there is no blame on either of them. And if you decide to ask for a nursing mother for your children, there is no blame on you if you properly pay what you offered. Be cautious of God and know that God sees everything you do.
2:234 And those (men) among you who die and leave their wives behind, (their widows) should wait for four months and ten days. And when they reached their term, then there is no blame on you for whatever they do about themselves appropriately. God is well aware of what you do.
2:235 There is no blame on you for what you hint about it for proposing to women or keep it to yourselves. God knows that you are going to remember them. But do not make secret promises to them unless you speak properly. And do not decide on marriage tie before the prescribed term reaches its end. And know that God knows what is in your minds, so beware of Him, and know that God is forgiving and patient.
2:236 There is no blame on you if you divorced women whom you did not touch them (and did not have sex with them) or set a marriage portion for them. Provide them with appropriate provisions, the wealthy according to his ability and the poor according to his ability, this is a duty upon the good doers.
2:237 And if you divorced them before touching them while you did set a marriage portion for them, then half of what you set (is your duty to pay), unless they forgive it or he who has the tie of marriage in his hands forgives it, and it is closer to self control if you forgive, and do not forget the grace (and generosity) between yourselves. God sees what you do.
2:238 Be mindful of your mandatory prayers especially the middle prayer, and stand before God in devotion.
2:239 If you are afraid, then (pray) on foot or riding, and when you are safe then remember God as He taught you what you did not used to know.
2:240 And those among you who die and leave their wives behind (should have) a will for their wives for expenses of one year, without eviction (from their residence). And if they leave (on their own) then there is no blame on you for whatever they do about themselves appropriately. God is powerful and wise.
2:241 An appropriate provision (and gift) for the divorcee is a duty upon those (husbands) who control themselves.
2:242 That is how God clarifies his signs for you, so you may understand.
2:243 Did you not see those who left their homes, and they were thousands, while they were afraid of the death? God said to them: die. Then He brought them back to life. Indeed, God is gracious to the people, but most people are not thankful.
2:244 And fight in God's way and know that God hears all and knows all.
2:245 Who is he that lends God a good loan (or who is he that offers God a good deed), so that He multiplies it many times for him? And God tightens and expands, and you will be returned to Him.
2:246 Did you not see that after Moses, the leaders of children of Israel told their prophet: appoint a king for us that we fight in God's way. He said: is it possible that you will not fight if you are prescribed to fight? They said: why should we not fight in God's way while we were driven from our homes and our children? But when the fight was prescribed to them, they turned away (and refused) except a few of them. God knows the wrongdoers.
2:247 And their prophet told them: God has indeed appointed Talut (Saul) as a king for you. They said: how can the rule over us be for him when we are more deserved to the rule than him and he is not given plenty (of wealth). He (their prophet) said: God chose him over you and greatly increased him in the knowledge and the body (physical strength), and God gives His rule to whomever He wants. God is bountiful and knowledgeable.
2:248 Their prophet told them: a sign of his rule is that the ark of covenant comes to you, which contains serenity (and tranquility) from your Master and the remains left by family of Moses and Aaron’s family, the angles carrying it. Indeed, there is a sign in this for you, if you are believers.
2:249 So when Talut (Saul) set out with the troops, he said: indeed God tests you with a river, anyone who drinks from it is not with me, and anyone who did not taste it or anyone who scoops a handful of it then he is indeed with me. So they all drank from it except a few of them. Then when he and those who believed with him crossed it (the river), they said: we do not have the strength to face Goliath and his troops today. Those who thought that they meet God said: many small forces overcame large forces by God’s permission, and God is with the patient ones (and those who persevere).
2:250 When they faced Goliath and his troops, they said: our Master, give us perseverance and solidify our steps and help us against the disbelieving people.
2:251 So they defeated them by God’s permission, and David killed Goliath, and God gave him the rule and the wisdom, and taught him what He wanted. If God does not repel some people by some others, certainly the earth would corrupt, but God is gracious to humankind.
2:252 These are God's signs, We read them to you with the truth, and you are indeed one of the messengers.
2:253 These messengers, We preferred some of them over the others, God spoke to one and He raised ranks of some of them. And We gave Jesus, son of Mary, clear proofs and We supported him with the Holy Spirit. And if God wanted, those after them would not have fought after the clear proofs came to them, but they disagreed, so some of them believed and some of them disbelieved. And if God wanted, they would not have fought, but God does what He wants
2:254 You who believe, spend from what We provided for you before a day comes in which there is no selling (and buying) and no friendship and no mediation. And the disbelievers, they are the wrongdoers.
2:255 God, there is no god except Him, the living and the eternal, He does not take a nap and no sleep. Everything in the skies and on the earth belongs to Him. Who can mediate before Him except with His permission? He knows what is in front of them and what is behind them, while they do not comprehend anything of His knowledge except what He wants. His throne extends over the skies and the earth, and maintaining them does not bother Him. He is the superior, the great.
2:256 There is no compulsion in the way of life (religion is not mandatory), the right is indeed clarified from the wrong, and whoever disbelieves in the rebellious and believes in God has indeed grabbed on to the strong handle that does not break. God hears all and knows all.
2:257 God is protector of those who believed, He gets them out of the darkness into the light, while those who disbelieved, their protector is the rebellious, and he drives them out of the light into the darkness. They are the inhabitants of the fire remaining in there forever.
2:258 Did you not see the one, who God gave him the rule, argued with Abraham about his Master? When Abraham said: my Master is the One who gives life and causes death. He said: I (also) give life and cause death. Abraham said: God indeed brings (rises) the sun from the east, so you make it rise from the west. So the one who disbelieved was stunned. God does not guide the wrongdoing people.
2:259 Or like the one who passed by a village where it was ruined over its roofs (the roofs were collapsed), he said: how does God brings that (village) back to life after its death? Then God made him die for one hundred years, then He raised him (and brought him back to life) and said: how long did you remain (dead)? He said: I remained a day or part of a day. He said: no, you remained for one hundred years, so look at your food and drink, it did not age (or spoil), and look at your donkey (that is turned to bones), and We make you a sign (of resurrection) for the people, and look at the bones (of your donkey) how We put them back together and We cover it with flesh. So when it was clear to him, he said: I know that God is capable of everything.
2:260 And when Abraham said: my Master, show me how you give life to the dead. He (God) said: do you not believe? He said: yes (I do), but to reassure my heart. He said: take four birds, then turn (familiarize) them to you (and cut them and divide them in pieces), then place a piece of them on each mountain, then call them, they will come to you in a hurry, and know that God is powerful and wise.
2:261 The example of those who spend their wealth in God's way is like a seed growing seven clusters, in each cluster one hundred seed. God multiplies it for whom He wants. God is bountiful and knowledgeable.
2:262 Those who spend their wealth in God's way, and do not follow their spending with reproach and annoyance have their reward with their Master and they shall have no fear and no sadness.
2:263 Nice word and forgiveness is better than charity that is followed by annoyance (and harassment). God is rich (without any needs) and patient.
2:264 You who believe, do not make your charities worthless by the reproach and annoyance, like someone who spends his wealth to be seen by people while he does not believe in God and the last day. His example is like a smooth rock with dust on it, then a heavy rain fell on it and left it bare (with no dust on it), they are not able (to benefit) from anything which they earned. And God does not guide the disbelieving people.
2:265 Example of those who spend their wealth looking for God's pleasure and strengthening themselves is like a garden on a hill which heavy rain falls on it so it gives double of its fruit, and if a heavy rain does not fall on it, then a light rain (suffices). God sees everything you do.
2:266 Does any one of you like to have a garden of date palm trees and grape vines, which rivers flow through it, which has all kind of fruits in it, and he gets old having weak (or small) children, and a whirlwind with fire inside it strikes it and burns it? This is how God makes His signs clear for you, so you may think.
2:267 You who believe, spend (in God's way) from the good things that you earned and from what We brought out from the earth for you, and do not turn to giving away the bad (part) of it while you would not take it except with your eyes closed (being reluctant) about it. And know that God is rich (has no need) and praiseworthy.
2:268 Satan promises you the poverty and instructs you to the indecency, while God promises you forgiveness and grace from Him. God is bountiful and knowledgeable.
2:269 He gives the wisdom to whom He wants, and whoever is given the wisdom, indeed is given a lot of good, but only the people of understanding (reasonable people) take notice.
2:270 And whatever you spend in charity or you pledge in your pledges, God knows it. And for the wrongdoers there are no helpers.
2:271 If you openly give to charity then it is good, but if you hide it and give it to the poor then it is better for you, and it removes some of your sins from you. God is well aware of what you do.
2:272 Guiding them is not your responsibility, but God guides whom He wants. And whatever of good you spend is for (the benefit of) yourselves, when you only spend looking for God's attention (and His pleasure). And whatever of good you spend will be paid back to you (in full), and you will not be wronged.
2:273 (Charity) is for the poor who are restricted in God's way and cannot travel on the earth, but the ignorant ones assume that they are rich because of their self respect, you know them by their appearance, and they do not ask (beg) people insistently. And whatever of good you spend, indeed God knows about it.
2:274 Those who spend their wealth (in God's way) during the night and the day, secretly or openly, then they have their reward with their Master and they have no fear and no sadness.
2:275 Those who consume usury only stand (or rise) like someone who is driven to madness by Satan’s touch. This is because they said that the sale (and doing business) is like the usury, while God permitted the sale and prohibited the usury. So anyone whom an advice from his Master came to him and he stopped, then his past (profits) is his and his case is with God, and anyone who goes back (to usury), then they will be inhabitants of the fire remaining in there forever.
2:276 God destroys the usury and increases the charities. And God does not like any disbelieving sinner.
2:277 Those who believed and did good works and performed the mandatory prayer and gave the mandatory charity will have their reward with their Master and they have no fear and no sadness.
2:278 You who believe, be cautious of God and leave what is left of the usury if you are believers.
2:279 If you do not do it (stop usury), then be informed about a war from God and His messenger, and if you repent (from usury) then your principal capital is yours, you will not be wrong and you will not be wronged.
2:280 And if he (the debtor) is having difficulty (financially or otherwise) then postpone until it is easy (for him to repay), and if you are charitable (and forgive the loan) it is better for you if you knew.
2:281 And be cautious of a day when you are returned to God in it, then every person is paid back (in full) for what they earned, and they will not be wronged.
2:282 You who believe, when you borrow from each other for a limited period, then write it (to have a record). And let a writer write it (the loan details) between you in justice. A writer should not refuse to write as God taught him. So he shall write, and the borrower should dictate, and he should be cautious of God, his Master, and should not reduce (or eliminate) anything from it. And if the borrower is retarded or is a child or is unable to dictate, then his guardian should dictate in justice. And ask two witnesses from among your men to witness, and if there are not two men, then one man and two women from the witnesses who are acceptable to you, so if one of the two makes a mistake (or forgets) then the other one of the two may remind the other one. And the witnesses should not refuse (to testify) if they are called upon. And they should not be reluctant to write it no matter how small or large, along with its term. This is fairer in God’s view, and more upstanding for the testimony, and closer that you do not have doubts. Except if it is a face to face transaction that (the actual merchandise or money) changes hands between you, then there will be no blame on you if you do not write it. And take witness when you buy and sell. And the writer and the witness should not be harmed, and if you do (harm them) it is indeed disobedience on your part. And be cautious of God, and God teaches you (what to do). God knows everything.
2:283 If you are traveling and cannot find a writer then take collateral. And if some of you entrusts (a trust to) another, then the trustee should return the trust and he should be cautious of God, his Master. And do not hide (or withhold) the testimony, and anyone who hides it then he is indeed a sinner at heart. And God knows what you do.
2:284 Everything in the skies and on the earth belongs to God, and whether you disclose what is in yourself or you hide it, God holds you accountable for it, and He forgives whom He wants and punishes whom He wants. God is capable of everything.
2:285 The messenger believed in what was sent down to him by his Master, and all the believers believed in God and His angels and His books and His messengers, (saying) we do not differentiate between any of His messengers, and they said: we heard and we obeyed, (we ask for) Your forgiveness our Master, and the final return is to You.
2:286 God does not task any person beyond its capability, whatever (good) it does is for it, and whatever (bad) it does is against it. Our Master, do not hold it against us if we forget or make a mistake. Our Master, do not impose a burden on us as you imposed it on those before us. Our Master, do not impose on us what we cannot bear it and excuse us and forgive us and have mercy on us, You are our protector (and guardian), so help us against the disbelieving people.


   


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