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al-An`am (Cattle, Livestock)
as rendered by Syed Vickar Ahamed

Syed Vickar Ahamed rendition of Surah Cattle, Livestock(al-An`am)
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6:1 All the Praises (and thanks) be to Allah Who created the heavens and the earth, and made the darkness and the light. Yet those who disbelieve hold others as equal with their Guardian-Lord!
6:2 He it is Who created you from clay, and then granted (you) a span of time (to live). And in His Presence, there is (still) another determined length of time; Yet, you doubt within yourselves!
6:3 And He is Allah in the heavens and on earth. He knows, what you conceal, and what you reveal, and He knows (what) you earn (for your deeds).
6:4 But never did even one Sign (verse) from the (many) Signs (verses) of their Lord reach those (who reject Faith), but they turned away from them (the Signs of their Lord).
6:5 Indeed, they reject the truth when it reaches them: But soon shall they learn the reality of what they used to make fun about.
6:6 Do they not know how many of those (who reject faith) before them We did destroy? Generations We had established on the earth, in strength which We have not given to you— For whom We poured out rain from the skies in abundance, and gave streams (for water and for tilling the lands) flowing beneath (their) feet: Yet because of their sins We destroyed them, and raised new generations in their place.
6:7 If We had sent a (message) to you written on a (sheep's) skin, so that they could touch it with their hands, the unbeliever would have been sure to say: "This is nothing but sheer magic!"
6:8 And they say: "Why is an angel not sent down to him?" If We did send down an angel, the matter would be settled at once, and no relief (from pain) would be granted to them.
6:9 And indeed, if We had made an angel as it (the Sign), We should have sent him as a man, and (then) We would certainly have caused confusion for them in a matter in which they are already full of confusion.
6:10 Messengers before you were mocked; But the mockers were surrounded and circled by the (same) thing that they mocked.
6:11 Say: "Travel through the earth and see what was the end of those who rejected Truth."
6:12 Say: "To whom belongs all that is in the heavens and on the earth?" Say: "To Allah. He has inscribed for Himself (the rule of) Mercy; (and that) He will gather you together for the Day of Judgment, there is no doubt whatever. It is they who have lost their own souls that (they) will not believe.
6:13 "And to Him belongs all that lives (or hides away) in the night and the day. And He is the All Hearing (As-Sami’) and All Knowing (Aleem)."
6:14 Say: "Shall I take as protector to myself anyone other than Allah, the Maker of the heavens and the earth? And it is He Who feeds but is not fed." Say: "Surely not! For I am commanded to be the first of those who bow to Allah (in submission), and you be not of the company of those who join gods with Allah."
6:15 Say: "If I disobeyed my Lord, indeed, I would have fear of the penalty of a dreadful Day.
6:16 "On that Day, if the penalty is kept away from anyone, it is because of Allah’s Mercy: And this is the great manifest success, the true fulfillment of all desire.
6:17 "If Allah touches you with pain (and sorrow), no one can remove it, except He; And if He touches you with good, He is Able (Khadir) to do all things.
6:18 "He is the One Who cannot be resisted, (watching) from above over His servants; And He is the All Wise (Al-Hakeem), the All Aware (Khabeer) of all things."
6:19 Say: "What thing is great as witness?" Say: "Allah is Witness between me and you; And this Quran has been made known to me by revelation, so that I may warn you and all (those to) whom it reaches. Do you really bear witness that besides Allah there are other gods with God?" Say: "No! I cannot bear witness!” Say: “But, in truth He is One God (Ilah, Allah), and I am truly free from (the falsehood of) joining others with Him."
6:20 Those to whom We have given the Book (Scripture) know this as they know their own sons. Those who have lost their own souls (and they) therefore refuse to believe.
6:21 And who does more evil than he who invents a lie against Allah or rejects His Sign? But truly the evildoers shall never prosper.
6:22 And one Day We shall gather them all together: We shall say to those who joined partners (to Us): "Where are the partners whom you talked about?"
6:23 Then there will be (left) no escape for them except to say: "By Allah, our Lord, we were not those who joined in worship other gods with Allah."
6:24 Watch! How they lie against themselves! But, the (lie) which they forged will leave them defenseless.
6:25 And among them there are some who (pretend) to listen to you; But We have thrown veils over their hearts, so they do not understand it, and deafness in their ears; And even if they saw any of the Signs, they will not believe in it; However, when they come to you, they will only dispute with you; The disbelievers say: "These are nothing but (fairy) tales from the ancient ones."
6:26 And they forbid others from him (the Prophet), and they themselves they keep away from him (the Prophet); But they only destroy themselves, and they do not realize it.
6:27 If you could only see when they are faced with the Fire! They will say: "If only we were sent back! Then we would not reject the Signs of our Lord, but would be among those who believe!"
6:28 No! In their own (eyes) it will become clear what they used to hide before. But if they were returned, they would surely fall back to the things they were forbidden. And they truly are liars.
6:29 And they say: "There is nothing but our present life on this earth, and we shall never be raised up again."
6:30 If you could only see when they are faced by their Lord! He will say: "Is not this the truth?" They will say: "Yes indeed! By our Lord!" He will say: "Then you taste the penalty, because you rejected Faith."
6:31 Lost indeed are those who treat it as a lie that they must meet Allah— Until all of a sudden the hour (sign of death) comes to, and they say: "Oh! Sorrow upon us that we did not give any thought to it;" For they bear their burdens on their backs. And truly how evil are the burdens that they bear!
6:32 And what is the life of this world except play and amusement? But best is the Home in the Hereafter for those who are righteous. Will they not understand?
6:33 We, truly know the sorrow that their words bring to you: It is not you (whom) they reject: But it is the Signs of Allah, which the evildoers deny.
6:34 Surely, (many) messengers before you were (also) rejected: (But) with patience and constancy they withstood their rejection and their harmful deeds until Our help did reach them: There is no one who can alter the Words of Allah. Surely, you have already received some tidings of those messengers (before you).
6:35 If their (the disbeliever’s) rejection (of the Message) is hard on your mind, and even if you were able to find a tunnel in the ground or a ladder to the sky and bring them a Sign— (What will be the good?). If it was Allah’s Will, He could gather them together to (His) true guidance: So you (O Prophet,) do not be among the ignorant!
6:36 Be sure that those who (really) hear, will (in fact) accept: As for the dead, Allah will raise them up; Then they will be returned to Him.
6:37 And they say: "Why is a Sign not sent down to him (the Prophet) from his Lord?" Say: "Allah certainly has the Power to send down a Sign: But most of them do not understand."
6:38 There is not a creature (that lives) on the earth, nor a being that flies with its wings, that is not (a member of) nations (and groups) like unto yourselves. Nothing have We omitted from the Book, and they (all) shall be gathered to their Lord in the end.
6:39 Those who reject Our Signs are deaf and dumb— Dwelling in the middle of entire darkness: Whomsoever Allah wills, He leaves to wander: Whomsoever He wills, He places on a Straight Path.
6:40 Say: "Think you to yourselves, if there come upon you the chastisement of Allah, or the Hour (that you fear), will you then call to anyone other than Allah? (Reply) if you are truthful!
6:41 "No! You will (only) call to Him, and if it be His Will, He will remove (the suffering) which made you call upon Him, and you would forget (the false gods) which you join with Him!"
6:42 Indeed, We sent (messengers) to many nations before you, and We gave the nations suffering and poverty that they may learn to be humble.
6:43 When the punishment reached them from Us, why did they not learn to be humble? (But) instead, their hearts became hard, and Satan made their (sinful) actions seem likable to them.
6:44 But (even) when they forgot the warning that they had received, We opened unto them the gates of all (good) things to them, until, in the middle of their enjoyment of Our gifts, all of a sudden, We called them to account, when see! They were fell into sorrow (and suffering)!
6:45 Of the wrongdoers the last remaining one was cut off. And all the Praises (and thanks) be to Allah, the Cherisher of the Worlds (Rab-ul-'Ala'meen).
6:46 Say: "Do you think that if Allah took away your hearing or your sight, and sealed up your hearts, who— Any god other than Allah— Could give them back to you?" See how We explain the Signs (verses) in many (ways); (But) yet they turn away.
6:47 Say: "Do you think that if the punishment of Allah comes upon you, whether suddenly or openly, will any be destroyed except those who do wrong?"
6:48 We send the messengers only to give good news and to warn: So that those who believe and become better (in their lives), upon them there shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve.
6:49 But those who reject Our Signs— Upon them shall the Punishment visit, because of their ungodly actions.
6:50 Say: "I do not tell you that the treasures of Allah are with me, and I do not know the unseen, also I do not tell you that I am an angel. I only follow what is revealed to me." Say: "Can the blind be held equal to the seeing man? Will you then not consider?"
6:51 Deliver this warning to those in whose (hearts) is the fear that they will be brought (to Judgment) before their Lord: Apart from the Lord they will have no protector nor anyone to ask for mercy (on their behalf): So that they may guard (against evil now).
6:52 Do not send away those who call upon their Lord in morning and evening, seeking His (Divine) Face. You are not responsible for them in the least bit of their account, and they are not responsible for you, in the least bit of your account, in case that you may turn them away, and then (you) be (one) of the unjust.
6:53 It is like this We have tried some of them by others, in case they may say: "Is it because Allah has favored these ones from among us?" Does Allah not know best those who are grateful?
6:54 When those who believe in Our Signs (verses), come to you, say: "Peace be on you: Your Lord has prescribed for Himself Mercy: Surely, in case you did evil in ignorance, there after you repent, and amend (your conduct), then truly He is Often Forgiving (Ghafoor), Most Merciful (Raheem).
6:55 Like this do We explain the Signs (verses) in detail: That the way of the sinners may be manifest.
6:56 Say: "I am forbidden to worship those— Other than Allah— Whom you call upon." Say: "I will not follow your idle wishes: If I did, I would wander away from the Path, and (then I will) not be of the company of those who receive (true) guidance."
6:57 Say: "For me, I (work) on a clear Sign from my Lord, but if you reject it, what (punishment) you would see hastened, is not in my power. The Command rests with none but Allah: He declares the Truth and He is the Best of judges."
6:58 Say: "If what you see hastened was in my power, the matter would be settled at once between you and me. But Allah knows best those who do wrong."
6:59 And with Him are the keys of the Unseen, the treasures that no one knows but He. He knows whatever is in land and in sea. Not a leaf falls without His knowledge: There is not a grain in the darkness (or depths) of the earth, nor anything fresh or dry, except what is (written) in a clear record.
6:60 It is He, Who takes your souls by the night and (He) has knowledge of all that you have done by day: By day He raises you up again; That a term appointed will be fulfilled; In the end to Him will be your return; Then He will show you the truth of all that you did.
6:61 He is the Irresistible, (Qahhar, Watchful) from above over His servants, and He sets guardians over you. At the end, when death approaches one of you, Our angels take his soul, and they never fail in performing their duty.
6:62 Then (all) men are returned to Allah, their Truest Protector (Maula), the (only) Reality: Is not His the (total) Command? And He is the Swiftest in taking account.
6:63 Say: "Who is it that delivers you from the dark corners of land and sea, when you call upon him in humility and in silent terror: ‘If only He delivers us from these (dangers, we promise) we shall truly show our gratitude’?"
6:64 Say: "It is Allah Who delivers you from these and all (other) sorrows: And yet you worship false gods!"
6:65 Say: "He has the power to send serious harm to you from above you or from under your feet, or to cover you with confusion within the sects, (or conflict), giving you a taste of mutual evil to suffer one from the other." See how We explain the Signs by various (symbols); That you may understand.
6:66 But your people reject this (the Quran, the Message), even though it is the Truth. Say: "The responsibility is not mine for managing your affairs;
6:67 "For every Message there is a limit of time, and soon you shall know it."
6:68 And when you see men engaged in useless talk about Our Signs, turn away from them unless they turn to a different talk. Or if Satan ever makes you forget, then after remembering it, you do not sit in the company of those who do wrong.
6:69 On their account no responsibility falls on the righteous, but (it) is to remind them that they may (learn to) fear Allah.
6:70 And leave (them) alone, those who take their religion to be mere play and joke, and (those who) are deceived by the life of this world. But remind (them) thereby: That every soul takes itself to ruin by its own actions: It will find for itself no protector or benefactor (or intercessor) except Allah: If it offered every ransom, (or gift), none will be accepted: Such is (the end of) those who take themselves to ruin by their own acts: They will have (only) boiling water to drink, and for punishment, one most painful because they continued to disbelieve.
6:71 Say: "Shall we indeed call on others besides Allah— (Such) things that can do us neither good nor harm— And turn (back) on our heels after receiving Guidance from Allah? Like one whom the Satans' have made into a fool, wandering bewildered through the earth, (with) his friends calling ‘Come to us’, (vainly) guiding him to the Path." Say: "Allah’s guidance is the (only) guidance and we have been asked to submit ourselves to the Lord of the worlds (Rab-Al-'Ala'meen)—
6:72 "To establish regular prayers and to fear Allah: For it is to Him that we shall be gathered together."
6:73 It is He Who created the heavens and the earth in true (proportions): The day He says, "Be!", Look! It is. His Word is the Truth. His will be the Dominion the day (when) the Trumpet will be blown. He knows the unseen and that which is open. For He is the All Wise (Al-Hakeem), All Aware (Khabeer) (with all things).
6:74 And (remember), Ibrahim (Abraham) said to his father Azar: "Will you take idols as gods? Indeed, I see you and your people in open error."
6:75 So also did We show Ibrahim (Abraham) the power and the laws of the heavens and the earth, that he might have (both) the Faith and certainty (with understanding).
6:76 When the night covered over him, he saw a star, he said: "This is my Lord." But when it set, he said: "I love not those that set."
6:77 When he saw the moon rising in splendor, he said: "This is my Lord." But when the moon set, he said: "Unless my Lord guides me, I shall surely be among those who go astray."
6:78 When he saw the sun rising in splendor, he said, "This is my Lord; This is the greatest (of all)." But when the sun set, he said: "O my people! I am indeed free from all that you enjoin as partners (giving false gods for worship instead of Allah).
6:79 "Surely, for me, I have set my face, firmly and truly, towards Him Who created the heavens and the earth, and never shall I give partners to Allah."
6:80 His people disputed with him. He said: "Do you (come to) dispute with me, about Allah, when He (Himself) has guided me? I do not fear (the beings) that you associate with Allah; Unless my Lord wills, (nothing can happen). My Lord masters all things in His knowledge. Will you not remember?
6:81 "And how should I fear (the beings) you associate with Allah, when you do not fear giving partners to Allah without any reason having been given to you? Which of (us) two parties has more right to security? (Tell me) if you know.
6:82 "It is those who believe and do not confuse their beliefs with wrong— Who are (truly) in security, for they are on (right) guidance."
6:83 And that was the reasoning about Us, which We gave to Ibrahim (Abraham to use) against his people: We raise whom We will, little by little: Truly, your Lord is All Wise (Hakeem), All Knowing (Aleem).
6:84 We gave him, (and his sons) Ishaq (Isaac) and Yaqoub (Jacob): All (three) We guided: And before him, We guided Nuh (Noah), and among his descendants Dawood (David), Sulaiman (Solomon), Ayub (Job), Yusuf (Joseph), Musa (Moses), and Haroon (Aaron): Thus We do reward those who do good:
6:85 And Zakariyya (Zachariah) and Yahya (John, the Baptist), and Isa (Jesus) and Ilyas (Elias): All in the company of the righteous:
6:86 And Ismail (Ishmael) and Al-Yasa (Elisha), and Yunus (Jonah) and Lut (Lot): And to each one We gave favor above the nations:
6:87 (To them) and to their fathers, and the descendants and brothers: We chose them, and We guided them to the Straight Path.
6:88 This is the Guidance of Allah: He gives that Guidance to whom He pleases, from His worshippers. If they were to join other gods with Him, all that they do will be useless for them.
6:89 These were the men to whom We gave the Book, authority, and prophet hood: If these (their descendants) reject them, look! We shall entrust their charge to a new People who do not reject them (the Book, and authority, and prophet hood).
6:90 These were the (prophets) who received the guidance from Allah: Copy the guidance they received; Say: "I do not ask from you any reward for this: This is not less than a Message for (all the creations of) the worlds."
6:91 They do not make the right measure of the Power of Allah when they say: "Allah sends nothing down to man (as revelation):" Say: "Who then sent down the Book (Torah) that Musa (Moses) brought? (It is) a light and a guidance to man: But you make it into (separate) sheets for show, while you hide much (of its contents): In there, you were taught that which you did not know— Neither you nor your fathers." Say: "Allah (sent it down):" Then leave them to sink into idle talk and meaningless remarks.
6:92 And this is a Book which We have sent down, bringing blessings, and confirming (the Revelations) which came before it: That you may warn the (people living in the) mother of Cities (Makkah) and all around her; Those who believe in the Hereafter believe in this (Book) and those who constantly guard over their Prayers.
6:93 And who can be more wicked than one who invents a lie against Allah, or says: "I have received revelation," when he has received nothing, or (again the one) who says, "I can reveal the like of what Allah has revealed." And if you could only see how the wicked (are) in the flood of agonies at death! The angels stretch forth their hands, (as they say), "Give up your souls: This day shall you receive your reward— A penalty of shame, because you used to tell lies against Allah, and scornfully reject His Signs (verses)!
6:94 "And look! You (man) come to us bare and alone as We created you for the first time: You have left behind all what We conferred on you: We do not see with you your intercessors whom you thought to be partners in your affairs: So now all relations between you have been cut off, and your (false) hopes have left you in a bind!"
6:95 Surely, it is Allah Who causes seed-grain and date-stone to split and send out leaves (as it germinates into a plant). He causes the living to come from the dead, and He is the One to cause the dead to come from the living. That is Allah: Then how is it that you are far away from the truth?
6:96 He it is that opens the day-break (from the dark), He makes the night for rest and peace, and the sun and moon for the measure (of time): Such is the Judgment and the Order from (Him), the Exalted in Power (Almighty, Al-Aziz), the All Knowing (Al-Aleem) and the Omniscient.
6:97 It is He Who makes the stars (as lights) for you, so that you may find your way with their help, through the dark spaces of land and sea: We detail Our Signs for (those) people who know.
6:98 It is He Who has produced you from a single person (Adam)! Here (this world) is a place of stop-over and (also) a place of departure: We present Our Signs for people who understand.
6:99 It is He Who sends down rain from the sky: And with it We produce plants of all kinds: From some We produce green (crops), out of which We produce grain, heaped up (at harvest time); Out of the date-palm and its sheaths (or spathes) (come) clusters of dates hanging low and near: And (then there are) gardens of grapes, and olives, and pomegranates, each similar (in kind) yet different (in variety): When they begin to bear fruit and they become ripe later. Look! In these things there are the Signs for people who believe.
6:100 Yet they make the jinns' (the Evil ones as) equals with Allah! Even though Allah created the jinns'; And they falsely, having no knowledge, give to Him sons and daughters. Praise and Glory be to Him! (for He is) above whatever they have described!
6:101 He is the Originator of the heavens and the earth: How can He have children when He has no one as female companion? He created all things and He is All Knowing (Aleem) of all things.
6:102 That is Allah, your Lord! There is no god but He: The Creator of all things: So you worship Him Alone: And He is the Trustee and Disposer (Wakil) of all affairs.
6:103 No vision can hold Him but His grasp is over all (the) vision: He is the Subtle (Al-Lateef) beyond any understanding yet He is All Aware (Khabeer) of all things.
6:104 "Surely, now the proofs have come to you, from your Lord, (to open your eyes): If any (one of you) will see, it will be for (the good of) his own soul; If any (one) will be blind, it will be to his own (harm): I am not (here) to watch over your doings."
6:105 Like this We explain the Signs by various (symbols): That they may say: "You have taught (us) properly", and so We may make the matter clear for those who know and understand.
6:106 You follow what (you) are taught by revelation from your Lord: There is no god but He: And turn away from those who join gods with Allah.
6:107 If it was Allah’s Will, they would not have taken false gods: But We did not make you the one to watch over what they do, nor are you set over them to take care of their affairs.
6:108 Do not be abusive towards those whom they call upon besides Allah, lest out of anger, they may be abusive towards Allah, in their ignorance. So have We made attractive to each people its own doings. In the end, they will return to their Lord, and We shall then tell them the truth of all that they did.
6:109 They make their strongest oaths by Allah, that if a (special) Sign came to them, (then) by it, they would believe. Say: "(All) Signs are certainly, in the Power of Allah: But what will make you (believers) realize that (even) if (special) Signs came, they will not believe?"
6:110 We (too) shall give their hearts and their eyes (confusion), because they refused to believe in this (Sign) in the first place: We shall leave them to exceed their limits (and) to wander in (confusion and) distraction.
6:111 And even if We did send angels to them, and the dead did speak to them, and We gathered together all things before their very eyes, they are not the ones to believe, unless it is in Allah’s Will. But most of them are ignorant (towards the Message).
6:112 In this way, for every messenger, We did make an enemy— Satans' among men and jinns', confusing each other with flowery talk, with lies that mislead. If your Lord had so willed, they would not have done it: So leave them and their inventions alone.
6:113 To such (an evil way), let the hearts of those be turned, (those) who have no faith in the Hereafter: Let them become happy in it, and let them earn from it what they may.
6:114 Say: "Shall I try to find a judge (anyone) other than Allah? When He it is Who has sent to you the Book, (and) explained in detail." They know fully well to whom We have given the Book, that it has been sent down from your Lord in truth. Then, never be of those (people) who doubt.
6:115 The Word of your Lord always finds its fulfillment in truth and in justice: No one can change His Words: For He is the All Hearing (As-Sami’), the All Knowing (Al-Aleem).
6:116 And if you obey the most part of those on earth, they will lead you astray from the Way of Allah. They (the people) follow only (sheer) imagination: They do nothing but are merely conjecturing.
6:117 Surely, your Lord knows well who wanders away from His Way: He (also) knows well those who receive His guidance.
6:118 So eat the (meats) on which Allah’s Name has been said, if you have faith in His Signs (verses).
6:119 And why should you not eat the (meats) on which Allah’s Name has been mentioned? When He has explained to you in detail what is not allowed for you— Except under compulsion of necessity; And indeed, many do mislead (men) by their caprices without any knowledge. For sure, Your Lord knows best those who transgress.
6:120 Keep away from all sin, open or secret: Surely, those who commit sin will get their due recompense for what they committed.
6:121 Do not eat from the (meats) on which Allah’s Name has not been mentioned: For sure, this is sin and disobedience. But the Satans' always inspire their friends to argue with (create doubt in) you, if you were to obey them, you would truly be pagans.
6:122 Can he who was dead, and to whom We gave life, and a light by which he can walk among men, be like him who is in the depths of darkness, from which he can never come out? Therefore, to those who are without Faith, their own actions seem pleasing.
6:123 And thus have We placed chief leaders in every town, its wicked men, who plot (evil and place themselves) in there: But they only plot against their own souls, and they do not understand it.
6:124 And when a Sign (from Allah) comes to them, they say: "We shall not believe until we receive one (exactly) like that received by messengers of Allah." Allah knows best where (and how) to carry out His Mission. Soon will the wicked be overtaken by humiliation before Allah, and a severe punishment, for all their plots.
6:125 Those to whom Allah (in His Plan) wills to guide— He opens his breast (heart) to Islam; Those whom He wills to leave wandering— He makes his breast (heart) narrow and tight, as if he had to climb up to the sky (through his own heart): Thus does Allah (place) the penalty on those who refuse to believe.
6:126 And, this is the Way of your Lord, leading (you) Straight: We have explained the Signs for those who receive the warning.
6:127 For them will be a Home of Peace in the Presence of their Lord: He will be their (close) Protector (Wali), because they practiced (righteousness).
6:128 And on the Day, when He will gather all of them, (the jinns',) together (and say): "O you assembly of jinns'! Many of you did mislead from the men." Their friends among men will say: "Our Lord! We profited from each other: But, we have reached (the end of) our term— Which You did appoint for us." He will say: "The Fire will be your dwelling place: You will live in there for ever, except as Allah wills. For your Lord is All Wise (Hakeem), All Knowing (Aleem)."
6:129 And thus, We make the wrongdoers turn to each other, because of what they have earned.
6:130 "O you assembly of jinns' and men! Did the messengers not come to you from among you, telling you of My Signs and warning you of the facing of this Day?" They will say: "We bear witness against ourselves." It was the present life that deceived them. And they will bear witness against themselves that they rejected Faith (as disbelievers).
6:131 (The messengers were sent), because your Lord would not destroy the townships of men for their wrong-doing while the people (of the townships) were not warned.
6:132 For all (men, there) are degrees (or ranks) set by their deeds: And your Lord is not unmindful of anything that they do.
6:133 And your Lord is Self-Sufficient (Ghani), Full of Mercy: If He (so) wills, He can destroy you, and in your place appoint whom He wills as your successors, (or) even as He had raised you up as the descendants of other people.
6:134 Surely, all that has been promised to you will come out as true: Nor can you stop it (in the least bit).
6:135 Say: "O my people! Do whatever you can: I will do (my part): Soon will you know who they are whose end will be (the best) in the Hereafter: It is certain that the wrongdoers will not succeed."
6:136 And out of what Allah has produced in plenty as crops and as cattle, they assigned Him a share: And they say, according to their wish: "This is for Allah, and this— For Our ‘partners’!" But the share of their ‘partners’ does not reach Allah, whereas, the share of Allah reaches their ‘partners’! Evil (and unjust) is how they judge!
6:137 Even so, in the eyes of most of the (unbelieving) pagans, their ‘partners’ made the killing of their (own) children look nice, in order to lead them to their own destruction, and cause confusion in their religion. If Allah had willed, they would not have done so: But leave them and their inventions alone.
6:138 By their claim, they say that such and such cattle and crops, are not for general use, and none should eat from them except those whom— They say— We wish; Further, there are cattle forbidden to yoke (around their necks for work) or for burden, and (there are) cattle on which, (at the time of slaughter), the Name of Allah is not pronounced;— Inventions against Allah’s Name: Soon He will punish them for their own inventions.
6:139 And they say: "What is in the wombs of such and such cattle is specially reserved (for food) of our men, and forbidden to our women; But if it is born without life, then all have shares in it." For their falsehoods (of superstitions to Allah), He will soon punish them: Surely, He is All Wise (Hakeem), All Knowing (Aleem).
6:140 Indeed, lost are those who kill their children, with evil (and), without knowledge, and forbid food that Allah has made for them, inventing lies against Allah. They have truly gone astray and have not heeded for the guidance.
6:141 And it is He, Who produces gardens, with trellises and without (trellises), and date-palms, and crops with produce of all kinds, and olives and pomegranates, similar (in kind) and different (in variety): Eat from their fruit in their season, but give the dues (in charity) that are proper on the day that the harvest is gathered. But do not waste by the way of excess: Verily, Allah does not love the wasters.
6:142 And from the cattle (are some) for (carrying) burden and (some) for meat: Eat from what Allah has provided for you, and do not follow the footsteps of Satan: For he is a well-known enemy to you.
6:143 Eight pairs (of cattle), two (male and female): Of sheep, a pair; And two of goats, a pair; Say: "Has He forbidden the two males, or the two females, or (the young) which the wombs of the two females hold? Tell me with knowledge, if you are truthful:"
6:144 And of the camels a pair, and of oxen a pair; Say: "Has He forbidden the two males, or the two females, or (the young) which the wombs of the two females hold? or were you present when Allah ordered you such a thing?" Then who does more wrong than one who invents a lie against Allah, to lead astray the Mankind without knowledge? For Allah does not guide people who do wrong.
6:145 Say: "I do not find in the message that it was revealed to me any (meat) forbidden to be eaten by one who wishes to eat it, unless it is a dead meat, or blood poured forth, or the flesh of swine— Because it is disgusting (an abomination) or, what is impious, (meat) on which a name has been invoked, other than Allah’s (Name)." But (even then), if a person is forced by necessity, without willingly disobeying, nor going against proper limits— Your Lord is Often Forgiving (Ghafoor), Most Merciful (Raheem).
6:146 And for those who followed the Judaic (Jewish) Law, We did not permit (animals) with undivided hoof, and We did not permit them the fat of the ox and the sheep, except what adheres to their backs or their insides (intestines), or is mixed with bone: This is to adjust for their willful disobedience: For We are True (in Our laws).
6:147 If they accuse you of falsehood, say: "Your Lord is full of Mercy, All Embracing; But His anger will never be turned back from guilty people."
6:148 Those who give partners (to Allah) will say: "If Allah had wished, we should not have given partners to Him, nor would our fathers; Nor should we have had any (of such) conducts." So did their ancestors argue falsely, until they tasted Our might. Say: "Have you any (certain) knowledge (or proof)? If so produce it before us. Surely, you follow nothing but (unsupported) thought: You do nothing but lie."
6:149 Say: "With Allah is the argument that reaches the end: If it had been His Will, He could have really guided you all."
6:150 Say: "Bring forward your witnesses to prove that Allah did forbid such and such." Even if they bring such witnesses, you do not be among them, nor you follow their vain desires, desires of those who treat Our Signs as lies, and of those who do not believe in Hereafter: And they hold others as equal with their guardian-Lord.
6:151 Say: "Come, I will say (again) what Allah has (really) forbidden you from: Do not join anything as equal with Him; Be good to your parents; Do not kill your children on an excuse of want— We provide sustenance for you and for them— Do not come near to any such shameful sins, whether openly or in secret; Do not take life, which Allah has made sacred, except by way of justice and law:" Thus does He command you, that you may learn wisdom.
6:152 And do not come near to the orphans property except to improve it (or to make it better), till he (or she) attains the age of full strength; Give full measure and full weight with (total) justice— No burden do We place on any soul, except that what it can bear— And whenever you speak, speak justly, even if a near relative is concerned; And fulfill the duty (and promise) to Allah: Thus does He command you, that you may remember.
6:153 And surely, this is My Way, leading (you) Straight: Follow it: (And) follow not (other) paths: They will scatter you from His (straight) Path: Thus He commands you, that you may be Righteous.
6:154 Then, We gave Musa (Moses) the Book (Torah), completing (Our favor) to those who would do right, and explaining all things in detail— And a guide and a blessing, that they might believe in the meeting with their Lord.
6:155 And this is a blessed Book (the Quran) that We have revealed as a blessing: So follow it and be righteous, that you may (also) receive mercy:
6:156 In case that you should say: "The Book was sent down to two sects before us, and for our part, we remained unaware with all that they learned by serious study;"
6:157 Or in case that you should say: "If the Book had only been sent down to us, we should have followed its guidance better than they (did)." Now then, has come to you a clear (proof, this Quran) from your Lord, and a guide and a mercy: Then who could be more wrong than one who rejects Allah’s Signs, and turns away from it? In good time We shall punish those who turn away from Our Signs (verses), with terrifying penalty, for their turning away.
6:158 Are they waiting to see if angels come to them or your Lord (Himself), or certain of the Signs of your Lord! The day that certain of the Signs of your Lord do come, it will not do good to a soul to believe in them then, if it did not believe before nor earned righteousness through its Faith. Say: "You wait: We are also waiting."
6:159 Verily, as for those who divide their religion and break it up into sects, you have no part in them in the least: Their affair is with Allah: He will tell them the Truth in the end of all that they did.
6:160 He who does good shall have ten times as much to his credit: He that does evil shall be given back according to his evil: No wrong shall be done to (any of) them.
6:161 Say: "Surely, my Lord has guided me to a Way that is Straight— A religion of right— The Path (walked) by Ibrahim (Abraham) the true in faith, and he (certainly) did not join gods with Allah."
6:162 Say: "Truly, my prayer and my service of sacrifice, my life and my death, are (all) for Allah, the Lord (and Cherisher) of the Worlds:
6:163 "He has no partners: This am I commanded, and I am the first of those who bow to His Will."
6:164 Say: "Shall I seek for (my) Lord other than Allah when He is the Lord of all things? Every soul draws the reward of its acts on none but itself: No bearer of burdens can bear the burden of another. Your goal in the end is towards Allah: He will tell you the Truth of the things about which you disputed."
6:165 And it is He Who has made you generations, (and) inheritors replacing each other on the earth,: He has raised you in ranks, some above others: That He may try you by the gifts that He has given to you: Surely, your Lord is quick in punishment: And indeed, He is Often Forgiving (Ghafoor), Most Merciful (Raheem).


   


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