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al-An`am (Cattle, Livestock)
as rendered by Mohammad Shafi

Mohammad Shafi rendition of Surah Cattle, Livestock(al-An`am)
6:1 The praise is for Allah, Who created the heavens and the earth and made the darknesses and the light. Yet, those who suppress the Truth sit in judgement over the attributes of their Lord!
6:2 He it is Who created you from clay, and then decreed a term. And it is a term denominated with Him. But, then, you are in doubt.
6:3 And it is Allah Who pervades the heavens and the earth. He knows what you conceal and what you reveal, and He knows what you earn.
6:4 And no sign/Verse has ever come to them, of the signs/Verses of their Lord, from which they have not turned aside.
6:5 They did reject the truth when it came to them. And the details of what they mocked at will soon come to them.
6:6 Do they not see how many a generation We destroyed before them? We have not established you as firmly as We had established them on the earth. And We made the sky pour rain on them in abundance, and We made the rivers flow beneath them. Then We destroyed them on account of their sins and raised up, after them, other generations.
6:7 And even if We had sent to you a book on paper so that they could touch it with their hands, those who suppress the Truth would certainly have said, "This is nothing but pure magic."
6:8 And they say, "Why has not an angel been sent down to him?" And had We sent down an angel, the matter would have certainly been decided then and there, and they would have been given no respite.
6:9 And if We had made him an angel, We would certainly have made him a man, and We would certainly have made their confusion worse confounded.
6:10 And, certainly, Messengers before you were mocked at, but the very thing they mocked at surrounded those who, among them, scoffed.
6:11 Say, "Travel on earth and then see what end the rejecters met with."
6:12 Ask, "To whom does all that is in the heavens and the earth belong?" Say, "To Allah. He has made mercy an obligatory attribute of Him Himself. He will certainly gather you on the Resurrection Day, wherein there is no doubt. Those, who have lost their souls, believe not."
6:13 "And to Him belongs what lives by the night and the day. And He is the One Who hears, the One Who knows."
6:14 Say, "Shall I take for a wali anyone instead of Allah, Creator of the heavens and the earth, and Who feeds and is not fed?" Say, "I am indeed commanded to be the first among those who submit." And be not you, of the polytheists!
6:15 Say, "I do indeed fear punishment on a dreadful Day, if I disobey my Lord."
6:16 He/she from whom it is averted on that day, Allah surely has shown mercy to him/her. And this is the most manifest success.
6:17 And if Allah afflicts you with some harm, there is none to take it off but He. And if He gives you something good, then He it is Who is able to do anything.
6:18 And He it is Who has Supreme Power over His creatures. And He is the Most Wise, the One Who knows about all things.
6:19 Ask them what thing is the weightiest in testimony? Say, "Allah! HE is witness between you and me. And this Qur'aan has been revealed to me so that I may, therewith, warn you and warn whomsoever it reaches. Do you really bear witness that there are other gods with Allah?" Say, "I do not bear witness." Say, "HE is the One and Only Being worthy of worship, and, indeed, I am free of the belief in those whom you set up as partners to Allah."
6:20 Those whom We have given the Book recognize him as they recognize their sons. Those who have lost their souls — they will not believe!
6:21 And who is more unjust than he who forges a lie about Allah or rejects His Verses/signs? Indeed, the unjust will not be successful!
6:22 And, one day, We shall gather them all together, then ask those who associated others with Allah, "Where are your associates you surmised?"
6:23 They will then be left with no excuse but to say, "By Allah, our Lord, we were not polytheists."
6:24 See how they would lie against their own selves, and how that which they forged would desert them.
6:25 And of them there are some who come to hear you, and We have put veils over their minds and deafness in their ears, so they do not understand what you tell them. And even if they see every Sign, they will not believe in it. So much so, that when they come to you to argue with you, those, who suppress the Truth, say, "These are nothing but tales of the ealier people."
6:26 And they prevent others from it and they keep themselves away from it, and they destroy not but their own selves and they perceive not.
6:27 And if you could but see the scene when they would be held over the fire! They would then say, "Would that we were sent back! We would not then reject the Verses/signs of our Lord and we would be of the believers."
6:28 Nay! What they concealed before would just become manifest to them. And were they to be sent back, they would certainly commit that which they are forbidden, and certainly indeed they are liars.
6:29 And they say, "There is nothing but our life of this world, and we shall not be resurrected."
6:30 And if you could but see the scene when they would be standing before their Lord! HE will ask, "Is not this the Truth?" They will say, "Yes, and by our Lord!" HE will say, "Taste then the punishment for being suppresors of the Truth."
6:31 They surely are doomed, who deny their appointment with Allah. Until, when, all of a sudden, the Hour dawns on them, they say, "Alas for us that we gave no thought to it!" And they bear their burdens on their backs. It is evil, what they bear; isn't it?
6:32 And the life of this world is nothing but play and pastime. And, certainly, the abode of the Hereafter is better for those who fear Allah. Don't you then understand?
6:33 We do know indeed that what they say certainly grieves you. Still, surely, it is not you that they reject, but it is Allah's Verses/signs that the wicked people deny!
6:34 And surely Messengers before you were rejected, but they bore their rejection and persecution with patience, until Our help reached them. And none can change Allah's Words. And, surely, some of the tales of the Messengers have come to you.
6:35 And if their aversion is hard on you, then, if you can, seek an opening deep into the earth or a ladder [link] up into the heavens, and then bring them a sign. And if Allah had so willed, He would certainly have gathered them all on guidance. Be not then of those who are ignorant.
6:36 Only those respond, who hear! And as for the dead, Allah will resurrect them, then to Him they shall be returned.
6:37 And they say, "Why is a sign not sent down upon him from his Lord?" Say, "Allah can indeed send down a sign." But most of them would not know it as a sign!
6:38 And there is no creature crawling on earth or bird flying with its two wings, but lives in communities like yours. — We have neglected nothing in the Book. — Then unto their Lord shall they be gathered.
6:39 And they who reject Our Verses/signs are deaf and dumb in darknesses. Allah sends astray whom He wills. And He puts on the Straight Path whom He wills.
6:40 Say, "You see, if Allah's punishment comes upon you or the Hour comes upon you, would you then, honestly, pray to any one other than Allah?"
6:41 Nay, to Him only you would pray! He would then, if He wills, remove the distress, the removal of which you prayed for, and you would then forget the others you worshipped besides Him.
6:42 And certainly We did send down Messengers and Messages to peoples before you. We then seized them with distress and affliction in order that they might humble themselves.
6:43 Then why did they not, when Our punishment came to them, humble themselves? But their hearts hardened and the Satan made what they did, look fair to them.
6:44 Then when they forgot what they had been reminded of, We opened for them the doors of all things. Until, when they were engrossed in rejoicing what they were given, We seized them suddenly. Then it was when they were driven to desperation and despair.
6:45 And the roots of the wicked people were cut off. And all praise to Allah, the Lord of the worlds!
6:46 Say, "You see, if Allah took away your hearing and your sight, and put seals on your hearts, which god, other than Allah, can restore it to you?" Look, how We explain the Verses/signs, yet they turn away!
6:47 Say, "You see, if Allah's punishment were to come to you, suddenly or with due notice, would any but the wicked people be destroyed?"h,
6:48 And We did not send the Messengers but as harbingers of good news and warners. Then those who believe and mend their ways, they shall have no fear, nor shall they grieve.
6:49 And those who reject Our Verses/signs, punishment shall afflict them because they are committing transgression.
6:50 Say, "I do not say to you, I have Allah's treasures with me, nor do I know the unseen, nor do I say to you that I am an angel. I do not but follow what is revealed to me." Say, "Are the blind and the seeing alike? Won't you then ponder?"
6:51 And warn with it those who fear that they shall be gathered to their Lord — there is no wali for them, nor any intercessor besides Him — that they may be pious.
6:52 And turn not away those who pray to their Lord, morning and evening, desiring His pleasure. Neither are you responsible for anything in their account, nor are they responsible for anything in your account. If you still turn them away, you should be among the wicked people.
6:53 And thus have We tried some of them through others, so that they say, "Are these the peoplehupon whom Allah has conferred benefits from amongst us?" Does not Allah know who the grateful are!?
6:54 And when those who believe in Our Verses/signs come to you, say, "Peace on you! Your Lord has made mandatory upon Himself the attribute of mercifulness. So if any of you does a bad thing in ignorance, and thereafter repents and mends his/her ways, then He is indeed Forgiving, Merciful."
6:55 And thus do We explain the Verses/signs in detail to make the way of the guilty manifest.
6:56 Say, "I am indeed forbidden to worship those, other than Allah, whom you pray to." Say, "I follow not your desires. I should be gone astray otherwise, and I should not be of those who are guided."
6:57 Say, "I stand on manifest authority from my Lord, and you deny it! I have no power over what you hasten for. The decision is for none but Allah to take. HE tells the truth and He is the Best of the judges."
6:58 Say, "Had I the power over what you hasten for, the matter between you and me would have certainly been decided. And Allah knows the wicked people."
6:59 And with Him are the keys of the unseen — none knows them but He. And He knows what is there in the land and the sea. And not a leaf falls, but He knows it. And no grain in the darknesses of the earth, or anything green or dry, but it is all recorded in a book manifest.
6:60 And He it is Who takes your souls at night. And He knows what you strive for in the day, then raises you up therein to fulfill an appointed term. Then to Him is your return, when He will inform you of what you had been doing.
6:61 And He is the One Supreme above His subjects, and He sends guardians over you. Until when death comes to one of you, Our Messengers take his/her soul up, and they make no mistake.
6:62 They are then returned to their True Master. Isn't His the Command and isn't He quick in taking account?
6:63 Say, "Who is it that delivers you from darknesses of the land and the sea when you pray to Him in humility and secrecy, 'If He delivers us from this, we should certainly be of the grateful ones'?"
6:64 Say, "Allah delivers you from those and from every distress, but, then, you go and worship others besides Allah!
6:65 Say, "He has the power to send punishment upon you from above you or from beneath your feet, or to clothe you in sectarian garbs and make some of you taste the hostility of others." See how variously do We explain the Verses/signs so that they may understand.
6:66 And your people have declared it to be a lie, and it is the Truth. Say, "I am not given the responsibility of managing your affairs."
6:67 And you will in time come to know that every information given is based on Truth.
6:68 And when you see people denying and ridiculing Our Verses/signs, withdraw from them until they enter another topic of talk. And if the Satan causes you to forget, then, after remembering the divine directive, sit not in the company of the wicked people.
6:69 And those who fear Allah shall not be responsible for anything in those wicked people's account, but their responsibility it is to remind the wicked people, so that the latter may also fear Allah.
6:70 And leave alone those who have taken their religion (way of life) as just play and pastime, and whom this world's life has deceived. But do remind them with itlest an individual self is given up to destruction for what it has earned. It shall not have, other than Allah, any wali nor an intercessor, and even if it offers all possible ransom, it shall not be accepted from it. These are they who shall be given up to destruction for what they earned. For them will be a drink of boiling water and a painful punishment, because they had been suppressing the Truth.
6:71 Say, "Shall we pray to someone — other than Allah — who can do us neither good nor harm, and shall we turn back on our heels, after Allah has guided us, like him whom the devils have made to move about perplexed in the earth and who has companions calling him to their guidance?" Say, "Indeed, Allah's guidance is the guidance. And we are commanded to submit to the Lord of the worlds."
6:72 "And that we should establish prayer and fear Him." And He it is to Whom you shall be gathered.
6:73 And He it is, as a matter of fact, Who has created the heavens and the earth. And the time He says, 'Be', it is! His word is the truth. And His is the Sovereignty, the day the Trumpet is blown. HE is the Knower of the unseen and the seen. And He is the Wise, the Aware.
6:74 And when Abraham told his father, Azar, "Do you take idols as gods? I do indeed see you and your people in manifest error."
6:75 And thus did We show to Abraham the Reality of sovereignty over the heavens and the earth so that he was of those, strong in Faith.
6:76 So when the night fell on him, he saw a star. He said, "This is my Lord." But when it set, he said, "I do not love things that set."
6:77 Then when he saw the moon rising, he said, "This is my Lord." But when it set, he said, "If my Lord does not guide me, I shall certainly be of the people gone astray."
6:78 Then when he saw the sun rising up, he said, "This is my Lord. This is the greatest. But when it set, he said, "O my people! I am indeed absolved of worshipping those, other than Allah, whom you worship."
6:79 "I have indeed turned my face wholeheartedly to Him Who has created the heavens and the earth, and I am not of those who worship others besides Allah."
6:80 And his people quarrelled with him. He said, "Do you quarrel with me about Allah, Who certainly has guided me? And I do not fear those you worship besides Him in anything except what my Lord wills. My Lord comprehends all things in His knowledge. Don't you remember?"
6:81 "And why should I fear those whom you worship besides Allah, when you do not fear that you worship that, besides Allah, for which He has not sent down to you any authority. Then tell me if you do know which of the two parties has a greater claim to security?"
6:82 "Those who believe, and do not obscure their belief with wickedness, those are they who shall have the security and those are they who are guided."
6:83 And that was Our argument which we gave to Abraham against his people. We raise whom We will in rank. Indeed, your Lord is Wise, Knowledgeable!
6:84 And We gave him Isaac and Jacob. We guided everyone. And, before that, We guided Noah, and of his progeny, David and Solomon and Job and Joseph and Moses and Aaron. And thus do We reward those who do good.
6:85 And Zachariya and John and Jesus and Elias, all of them righteous men!
6:86 And Ishmael and Elisha and Jonah and Lot, and to all of them We gave favours over the worlds.
6:87 And from among their fathers and their progeny and their brethren, We chose some and guided to the Straight Path.
6:88 This is Allah's guidance. He guides thereby whom He wills of His subjects. And if they worship other gods, certainly, what they did would become useless for them.
6:89 They are those whom We gave the Book and the authority and the prophecy. As their peoples suppressed and denied the Truth thereof, We then entrusted it to a people who do not suppress and deny the Truth in it.
6:90 They are those whom Allah had guided. Follow their guidance then! Say, "I do not ask you for any reward for it. It is the Book of Guidance, to be referred to often, not just for you but for all the worlds."
6:91 And they do not appreciate Allah's unique Majesty and Power as it should be appreciated, when they say, "Allah has not sent down any revelation upon man." Say, "Who revealed the Book that Moses brought, a light and guidance to men, which you made into sheets you show — while you conceal much — and you were taught what you or your fathers did not know?" Say, "Allah!" Then leave them to play with their vain talk in which the Truth is suppressed and ridiculed.
6:92 And We have sent down this blessed Book, confirming that which is before it, so that you may warn the Mother City and settlements around it. And those who believe in the Hereafter believe in it, and they guard their prayers.
6:93 And who can be more wicked than he who forges a lie against Allah, or says, 'It has been revealed to me' while nothing has been revealed to him, and who says, "I shall reveal the like of what Allah has revealed"? And if you could but see the wicked people when they are in the throes of death and the angels stretch out their hands saying, "Take out your lives! It's time you are recompensed with a contemptible punishment for speaking false things about Allah and for being too proud to accept His Verses/signs."
6:94 And certainly you have come to Us alone just as We had created you the first time. And you have left behind your backs the things which We had given you. And We do not see with you your intercessors about whom you had asserted that they were gods besides Allah for you. Certainly, the ties between you are cut off and what you had been asserting has deserted you.
6:95 Indeed, Allah causes the grain and the date stone to split. He brings forth the living from the dead and He is the One Who brings forth the dead from the living. That One is Allah! How are you then turned away from the Truth?
6:96 He causes the daybreaks. And He has made the night for rest, and the sun and the moon for timekeeping. This is the setting arranged by the Omnipotent, the Knowledgeable.
6:97 And He it is Who has made the stars for you that you may find your way thereby in the darkness of the land and the sea. We have certainly made the Verses/signs plain for people who know.
6:98 And He it is Who has brought you into being from a single human being, then there is for you a domicile and a depository.hWe have certainly made the Verses/signs plain for people who understand.
6:99 And He it is Who sends down water from the sky. Then We bring forth with it every kind of growth. Then We bring forth from it greenery from which We produce grain clustered in ears. And of the palm-tree — of its sheaths — come forth clusters of dates within reach. And gardens of grapes and olives and pomegranates, alike and unlike — look at its fruit when it bears fruit and when it ripens. Indeed, there are signs in these things for people who believe.
6:100 And they worship the jinn as associates of Allah, and He created them! And, without knowledge, they falsely attribute sons and daughters to Him. Glorified is He! He is far too high and exalted above what they ascribe to Him.
6:101 The One to bring into being the heavens and the earth! How could He have a son when He has no consort? And He Himself created everything, and He is the One Who knows all things!
6:102 That One is Allah, your Lord! There is no god but He. HE is the Creator of all things, so worship Him! And He is the One Who looks after all things.
6:103 No vision can grasp Him, and He grasps all visions. And He is Aware of the minutest detail.
6:104 "Evidences have certainly come to you from your Lord. Whoever then sees the evidences, it is for his own good; and whoever is blind to them, it is to his own detriment! And I am not a guardian over you."
6:105 And thus do We variously explain the Verses/signs so that they say, "You have repeated [what you had already said before]" and that We may make it clear to people who know.
6:106 Follow what is revealed to you from your Lord! There is no god but He. And turn away from those who worship others besides Allah.
6:107 Had Allah so willed, they would not have worshipped others besides Him. And We have not appointed you as a caretaker over them. And you are not there to look after all their affairs.
6:108 And do not abuse those whom they pray to, besides Allah, lest they should abuse Allah out of enmity and ignorance. To every people thush We have made their own deeds look fair. Then to their Lord shall be their return when He will inform them of what they used to do.
6:109 And they swear by Allah, with the strongest of their oaths, that if a sign comes to them they would certainly believe therein. Say, "Signs are only with Allah." And what should make you perceive that, when it comes, they will not believe
6:110 and that We will turn their hearts and their sights away, as they failed to believe in it, first thing after its occurrence, and that We will leave them to wander blindly in their transgression?h
6:111 And even if We had sent down to them the angels and the dead had spoken to them and We had brought together all things before them, they would not have believed unless Allah willed, but most of them are ignorant.
6:112 And thus did We make shayateen, from among mankind and jinn, hostile to every prophet — they deceive one another with sweet talk. And had your Lord so willed they would not have done it. Leave them then alone with what they fabricate.
6:113 So that the hearts of those who do not believe in the Hereafter may get inclined to what they fabricate and that they may be well pleased with it and that they may earn what they earn of evil.
6:114 Shall I then seek a judge other than Allah? And He it is Who has revealed to you the Book explained in details. And those whom We have given the Book know that it is, in fact, revealed by your Lord. So be not of those who doubt.
6:115 And the word of your Lord is complete in truth and justice. None can change His words. And He is the One Who listens, the One Who knows!
6:116 And if you (singular in number) obey most of those on the earth, they will lead you astray from Allah's Path. They follow nothing but conjecture and they do nothing but guess.
6:117 It is your Lord, indeed, Who knows who goes astray from His Path. And He it is Who knows those who follow the Guidance.
6:118 Eat then of that on which Allah's name has been mentioned, if you do believe in His Verses/signs.
6:119 And why should you not eat of that on which Allah's name has been mentioned, and He has already made plain for you what He has forbidden — except under compelling circumstances — to you? And, indeed, many do unknowingly lead people astray by their own personal likes and dislikes. Indeed, your Lord it is Who knows those who transgress.
6:120 And desist from committing a sin openly and from secret approaches to it. Indeed, they who earn sin shall be recompensed for what they earned.
6:121 And eat not of that on which Allah's name has not been mentioned, and doing so would indeed be a rebellion against Allah. And the devils do indeed inspire their friends to contend with you. And if you obey them, you shall certainly be those who worship others besides Allah.
6:122 Is he whom We raised from the dead and for whom we made a light by which he walks among the people, like him who is in darkness from which there is no way out? Thus what the suppressors of Truth do has been made to look fair to them.
6:123 And thus have We made, in every human settlement, the biggest of the criminals to plot therein. And they plot not but against their own selves, and they perceive this not.
6:124 And when a Verse/sign comes to them they say, "We will not believe till we are given the like of what Allah's Messengers are given. Allah knows with whom to place His Message. The criminals shall get disgrace and severe punishment from Allah because they plotted against the divine scheme of things.
6:125 And whomsoever Allah wills to guide, He opens his mind for Islam, and whomsoever He wills to send astray, He makes his mind narrow and restricted as though he were ascending up into the sky. Thus does Allah lay disgrace on those who do not believe.
6:126 And thisis the Straight Path of your Lord. WE have certainly explained the Verses/signs plainly for a people who ponder.
6:127 For them, there shall be the home of peace with their Lord, and He will be their Wali by virtue of their deeds.
6:128 And on the Day when He shall gather them all together, "O assembly of jinn! You did frequent some among mankind." And their awliya from among mankind shall say, "Our Lord! We did benefit one another, and we have reached our destination You fixed for us." HE shall say, "The Fire shall be your abode. You shall dwell therein forever, except as Allah wills. Indeed, your Lord is Wise, Knowledgeable."
6:129 And thus do We make the wrongdoers awliya of one another because of what they earned.
6:130 "O assembly of jinn and mankind! Did there not come to you Messengers from amongst you, recounting to you My Verses/signs and warning you of your appointment for this Day?" They shall say, "We bear witness against our own selves." And the life of this world deceived them, and they shall bear witness against their own selves that they were suppressing the Truth.
6:131 The Messengers were sent because your Lord would not destroy human settlements oppressively, while their inhabitants were unaware.
6:132 And all have ranks according to what they do. And your Lord is not unaware of what they do.
6:133 And your Lord is the Self-sufficient One, Mercy being (one od His) Attributes. If He so wills, He may destroy you, and make whom He wills successors after you, just as He raised you up from the seed of another people.
6:134 Indeed, that which you are promised must come to pass, and you are in no position to prevent it.
6:135 Say, "O my people! You do your best and I do what I do. You will duly come to know for which of us the final abode will be. Surely, the wicked persons shall not be successful."
6:136 And they assign to Allah a share out of what He has created of tilth and cattle! And they arbitrarily apportion, "This is for Allah, and this for those whom we worship besides Allah." Then what is apportioned for those whom they worship besides Allah, does not reach Allah. And what is apportioned for Allah, reaches those others they worship! Evil is the way they judge!
6:137 And thus those, other than Allah, whom they worship have made killing of their children look fair to most of the polytheists, in order to lead them to their own destruction and cause confusion in their religion. And if Allah had willed, they would not have done it. So leave them and their fabrications alone.
6:138 And they arbitrarily say, "These cattle and tilth are prohibited. None shall eat them except such as we please." And they say there are cattle whose backs are forbidden, and cattle on which they would not mention Allah's name, fabricating a lie against Him. HE shall requite them for what they used to fabricate.
6:139 And they say, "What is in the wombs of these cattle is especially for our males, and forbidden to our females. And if it be stillborn, then they share therein." HE will 'reward' them for their prescriptions. He is indeed Wise, Knowledgeable.
6:140 Doomed surely are they who have killed their children foolishly without knowledge, and have forbidden what Allah has provided for them, fabricating a lie against Allah. They have surely gone astray, and are not those who follow divine Guidance.
6:141 And He it is Who produces gardens, trellised and untrellised, and date palms and seed- produce of which the fruits are of various sorts, and olives and pomegranates, like and unlike. Eat of its fruit when it bears fruit, and pay its dueon the day of harvest, and squander not! Indeed, He loves not the squanderers.
6:142 And of cattle there are those that are beasts of burden and those to be laid down on the ground for slaughter and food. Eat of what Allah has provided for you and follow not the footsteps of Satan. Indeed, he is to you an open enemy.
6:143 Of eight cattle in pairs, consider two of sheep and two of goats. Ask them, "Which ones has He forbidden — the two males or the two females or that which the wombs of the two females contain? Inform me, with knowledge, if you are truthful."
6:144 And consider two of camels and two of cows. Ask, "Which ones has He forbidden — the two males or the two females or that which the wombs of the two females contain? Were you witnesses when Allah enjoined this on you? Who, then, can be more unjust than he who, without knowledge, fabricates a lie against Allah, to lead mankind astray? Indeed, Allah does not guide the people who are unjust!
6:145 Say, "I do not find in that which has been revealed to me anything forbidden for anyone to eat except that which has died of itself, or blood poured forth, or flesh of swine — for that indeed is unclean — or that which is a transgression, on which a name other than Allah has been invoked. But then whoever is driven by necessity, without being disobedient or transgressing, then indeed your Lord is Forgiving, Merciful.
6:146 And to those who were Jews We had forbidden every animal having claws. And of oxen and sheep We had forbidden to them the fat of both, except such as was on their backs or in the entrails or what was mixed with bones. This was a punishment We gave them on account of their rebellion, and We are indeed Truthful.
6:147 Then if they deny you, say, "Your Lord is the Embodiment of vast mercy. And His punishment cannot be averted from the criminals."
6:148 Those, who worship others besides Allah, will say, "If Allah had willed, we and our fathers would not have worshipped others besides Him, nor would we have forbidden anything." Thus did those before them deny until they tasted Our punishment. Say, "Have you any knowledge that you can put forth for us? You follow nothing but conjecture and you do nothing but guess!"
6:149 Say, "With Allah then is the conclusive argument. And had He so willed, He would certainly have guided you all."
6:150 Say, "Produce your witnesses who can testify that Allah has forbidden this." Then if they testify, do not testify with them. And follow not the desires of those who reject Our Verses/signs and who do not believe in the Hereafter and hold others as equals to their Lord!
6:151 Say, "Come, I will recite what your Lord has forbidden to you. He has enjoined that you do not worship anything besides Him, that you be good and kind to your parents, that you do not kill your children because of poverty — We provide sustenance for you, and for them — that you do not come near indecencies, whether done openly or in secrecy, and that you do not kill anyone, which act Allah has forbidden, except for the requirements of justice. This He has enjoined you with, that you may understand ".
6:152 "And approach not the property of the orphan, but in the morally most appropriate manner, until he/she attains maturity. And give full measure and weight, with justice. We do not burden a person beyond one's capacity. And be just when you speak, even if it be to a near and dear one. And fulfill your obligation to Allah. This He has enjoined you with, that you may remember."
6:153 And this then is My Straight Path, so follow it. And follow not the paths that alienate you from His Path. This He has enjoined you with, that you may be pious.
6:154 Also, We gave Moses the complete Book for those who would do good deeds, with details on every thing, and as a guidance and a mercy, so that they should believe that they were scheduled to meet their Lord.
6:155 And We have sent down this Book as a blessing. Follow it then and fear Allah so that mercy is shown to you.
6:156 Lest you say, "The Book was sent down only to two groups before us, and We were truly unaware of lessons therein."
6:157 Or lest you say, "If only the Book had been sent down to us, we would certainly have been guided better than they." So now, surely, there has come to you a Clarification, Guidance and Mercy from your Lord.Who then is more unjust than he who rejects Allah's Verses/signs, and turns away therefrom? We will repay those who turn away from Our Verses/signs with an evil punishment because of their turning away.
6:158 Are they waiting for nothing but that the angels should come to them or that your Lord should come, or that some of the signs of your Lord should come? The day when some of the signs of your Lord do come, one's belief then shall be of no benefit to anyone who had already not attained faith or earned good points through one's faith before! Say, "Just you wait! We too are waiting."
6:159 You have indeed no concern with those who divide their religion into sects. Their matter goes to Allah, Who will then tell them what they did.
6:160 One who comes up with a good deed, shall have the credit of ten like it, and one who comes up with an evil deed, shall have the recompense of only the like thereof and they shall not be wronged.
6:161 Say, "As for me, my Lord has indeed guided me to the Straight Path of the right religion — the creed of Abraham, the upright man; and he was not of those who worship others besides Allah."
6:162 Say, "Indeed, my prayer, my sacrifice, my life and my death are all for Allah, the Lord of the worlds."
6:163 "He has no associate whom I should worship. And this am I commanded with, and I am the first of those who submit!"
6:164 Say, "Shall I seek a lord other than Allah? And He is the Lord of all things! And none earns anything but for one's own self. And no bearer of burden shall bear the burden of another. Then to your Lord is your return. He will then explain to you the things in which you differed."
6:165 And He it is Who has made you His representatives on earth, and raised some of you above others in ranks so that He may test you in what He has given you. Indeed, your Lord is swift in retribution, and He is indeed Forgiving, Merciful!


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