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al-An`am (Cattle, Livestock)
as rendered by Aisha Bewley
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Aisha Bewley rendition of Surah Cattle, Livestock(al-An`am)
6:1 Praise belongs to Allah who created the heavens and the earth and appointed darkness and light. Then those who are kafir make others equal to their Lord
6:2 It is He who created you from clay and then decreed a fixed term, and another fixed term is specified with Him. Yet you still have doubts
6:3 He is Allah in the heavens and in the earth. He knows what you keep secret and what you make public and He knows what you earn
6:4 Not one of their Lord´s Signs comes to them without their turning away from it
6:5 They deny the truth each time it comes to them but news of what they were mocking will certainly reach them
6:6 Have they not seen how many generations We destroyed before them which We had established on the earth far more firmly than We have established you? We sent down heaven upon them in abundant rain and made rivers flow under them. But We destroyed them for their wrong actions and raised up further generations after them
6:7 Even if We were to send down a book to you on parchment pages and they were actually to touch it with their own hands, those who are kafir would still say, ´This is nothing but downright magic.´
6:8 They say, ´Why has an angel not been sent down to him?´ If We were to send down an angel, that would be the end of the affair and they would have no reprieve
6:9 And if We had made him an angel We would still have made him a man, and further confused for them the very thing they are confused about
6:10 Messengers before you were also mocked, but those who jeered were engulfed by what they mocked
6:11 Say: ´Travel about the earth and see the final fate of the deniers.´
6:12 Say: ´To whom does everything in the heavens and earth belong?´ Say: ´To Allah.´ He has made mercy incumbent on Himself. He will gather you to the Day of Rising about which there is no doubt. As for those who have lost their own selves, they have no iman
6:13 All that inhabits the night and the day belongs to Him. He is the All-Hearing, the All-Knowing
6:14 Say: ´Am I to take anyone other than Allah as my protector, the Bringer into Being of the heavens and the earth, He who feeds and is not fed?´ Say: ´I am commanded to be the first of the Muslims,´ and, ´Do not be among the idolaters.´
6:15 Say: ´I fear, were I to disobey my Lord, the punishment of a dreadful Day.´
6:16 Anyone from whom punishment is averted on that Day has been shown great mercy by Allah. That is the Clear Victory
6:17 If Allah touches you with harm, none can remove it but Him. If He touches you with good, He has power over all things
6:18 He is the Absolute Master over His slaves. He is the All-Wise, the All-Aware
6:19 Say: ´What thing is greatest as a witness?´ Say: ´Allah. He is Witness between me and you. This Qur´an has been revealed to me so that I may warn you by it, and anyone else it reaches. Do you then bear witness that there are other gods together with Allah?´ Say: ´I do not bear witness.´ Say: ´He is only One God, and I am free of all you associate with Him.´
6:20 Those We have given the Book recognise it as they recognise their own children. As for those who have lost their own selves, they have no iman
6:21 Who could do greater wrong than someone who invents lies against Allah or denies His Signs? The wrongdoers are certainly not successful
6:22 On the Day We gather them all together, We will say to those who associated others with Allah, ´Where are the partner-gods, for whom you made such claims?´
6:23 Then they will have no recourse except to say, ´By Allah, our Lord, we were not idolaters.´
6:24 See how they lie against themselves and how what they invented has forsaken them
6:25 Some of them listen to you but We have placed covers on their hearts, preventing them from understanding it, and heaviness in their ears. Though they see every Sign, they still have no iman, so that when they come to you, disputing with you, those who are kafir say, ´This is nothing but the myths of previous peoples!´
6:26 They keep others from it and avoid it themselves. They are only destroying themselves but they are not aware of it
6:27 If only you could see when they are standing before the Fire and saying, ´Oh! If only we could be sent back again, we would not deny the Signs of our Lord and we would be among the muminun.´
6:28 No, it is simply that what they were concealing before has been shown to them; and if they were sent back they would merely return to what they were forbidden to do. Truly they are liars
6:29 They say, ´There is nothing but this life and we will not be raised again.´
6:30 If only you could see when they are standing before their Lord. He will say, ´Is this not the Truth?´ They will say, ´Yes indeed, by our Lord!´ He will say, ´Then taste the punishment for your kufr.´
6:31 Those who deny the meeting with Allah have lost, so that, when the Hour comes upon them suddenly, they will say, ´Alas for how we neglected it!´ They will bear their burdens on their backs. How evil is what they bear
6:32 The life of this world is nothing but a game and a diversion. The Next World is better for those who have taqwa. So will you not use your intellect
6:33 We know that what they say distresses you. It is not that they are calling you a liar; the wrongdoers are just denying Allah´s Signs
6:34 Messengers before you were also denied but they were steadfast in the face of the denial and injury they suffered until Our help arrived. There is no changing the Words of Allah. And news of other Messengers has come to you
6:35 If their turning away is hard on you, then go down a tunnel deep into the earth, if you can, or climb up a ladder into heaven, and bring them a Sign. If Allah had wanted to He would have gathered them all to guidance. So do not be among the ignorant
6:36 Only those who can hear respond. As for the dead, Allah will raise them up, then to Him they will be returned
6:37 They ask, ´Why has no Sign been sent down to him from his Lord?´ Say, ´Allah has the power to send down a Sign.´ But most of them do not know it
6:38 There is no creature crawling on the earth or flying creature, flying on its wings, who are not communities just like yourselves — We have not omitted anything from the Book — then they will be gathered to their Lord
6:39 Those who deny Our Signs are deaf and dumb in utter darkness. Allah misguides whoever He wills, and puts whoever He wills on a straight path
6:40 Say: ´What do you think? If Allah´s punishment were to come upon you or the Hour, would you call on other than Allah if you are being truthful?´
6:41 It is Him you call on and, if He wills, He will deliver you from whatever it was that made you call on Him; and you will forget what you associated with Him
6:42 We sent Messengers to nations before you, and afflicted those nations with hardship and distress so that hopefully they would humble themselves
6:43 If only they had humbled themselves when Our violent force came upon them! However, their hearts were hard and Shaytan made what they were doing seem attractive to them
6:44 When they forgot what they had been reminded of, We opened up for them the doors to everything, until, when they were exulting in what they had been given, We suddenly seized them and at once they were in despair
6:45 So the last remnant of the people who did wrong was cut off. Praise belongs to Allah, the Lord of all the worlds
6:46 Say: ´What do you think? If Allah took away your hearing and your sight and sealed up your hearts, what god is there, other than Allah, who could give them back to you?´ Look how We vary the Signs, yet still they turn away
6:47 Say: ´What do you think? If Allah´s punishment were to come upon you suddenly by night or openly by day, would any but the wrongdoing people be destroyed?´
6:48 We do not send the Messengers except to bring good news and to give warning. As for those who have iman and put things right, they will feel no fear and will know no sorrow
6:49 The punishment will fall on those who deny Our Signs because they were deviators
6:50 Say: ´I do not say to you that I possess the treasuries of Allah, nor do I know the Unseen, nor do I say to you that I am an angel. I only follow what has been revealed to me.´ Say: ´Are the blind the same as those who can see? So will you not reflect?´
6:51 Warn by it those who fear they will be gathered to their Lord, having no protector or intercessor apart from Him, so that hopefully they will have taqwa
6:52 Do not chase away those who call on their Lord morning and evening, seeking His Face. Their reckoning is in no way your responsibility and your reckoning is in no way their responsibility. Indeed if you did chase them away, you would be among the wrongdoers
6:53 In this way We try some of them by means of others so that they say, ´Are these the people among us to whom Allah has shown His favour?´ Does not Allah know best those who are thankful
6:54 When those who have iman in Our Signs come to you, say, ´Peace be upon you!´ Your Lord has made mercy incumbent on Himself. If anyone among you does evil out of ignorance and then afterwards makes tawba and puts things right, He is Ever-Forgiving, Most Merciful
6:55 In that way We make the Signs plain so that you may clearly see the path of the evildoers
6:56 Say: ´I am forbidden to worship those you call upon besides Allah.´ Say: ´I do not follow your whims and desires. If I did I would go astray and not be among the guided.´
6:57 Say: ´I stand on a Clear Sign from my Lord and yet you have denied it. I do not have in my possession what you are in such haste to bring about. Jurisdiction over it belongs to Allah alone. He tells the truth and He is the Best of Deciders.´
6:58 Say: ´If I did have in my possession what you are in such haste to bring about, the affair between me and you would have been decided. Allah has greatest knowledge of the wrongdoers.´
6:59 The keys of the Unseen are in His possession. No one knows them but Him. He knows everything in the land and sea. No leaf falls without His knowing it. There is no seed in the darkness of the earth, and nothing moist or dry which is not in a Clear Book
6:60 It is He who takes you back to Himself at night, while knowing the things you perpetrate by day, and then wakes you up again, so that a specified term may be fulfilled. Then you will return to Him. Then He will inform you about what you did
6:61 He is the Absolute Master over His slaves. He sends angels to watch over you. Then when death comes to one of you, Our messengers take him, and they do not fail in their task
6:62 Then they are returned to Allah, their Master, the Real. Jurisdiction belongs to Him alone and He is the Swiftest of Reckoners
6:63 Say: ´Who rescues you from the darkness of the land and sea? You call on Him humbly and secretly: "If you rescue us from this, we will truly be among the thankful."´
6:64 Say: ´Allah rescues you from it, and from every plight. Then you associate others with Him.´
6:65 Say: ´He possesses the power to send you punishment from above your heads or from beneath your feet, or to confuse you in sects and make you taste one another´s violence.´ Look how We vary the Signs so that hopefully they will understand
6:66 Your people deny it and yet it is the Truth. Say: ´I am not here as your guardian.
6:67 Every communication has its time, and you will certainly come to know.´
6:68 When you see people engrossed in mockery of Our Signs, turn from them until they start to talk of other things. And if Shaytan should ever cause you to forget, once you remember, do not stay sitting with the wrongdoers.
6:69 Their reckoning is in no way the responsibility of those who have taqwa. But remind them so that hopefully they themselves will gain taqwa.
6:70 Abandon those who have turned their deen into a game and a diversion and who have been deluded by the life of this world. Remind by it lest a person is delivered up to destruction for what he has earned with no protector or intercessor besides Allah. Were he to offer every kind of compensation, it would not be accepted from him. Such people are delivered up to destruction for what they have earned. They will have scalding water to drink and a painful punishment because they were kafir.
6:71 Say: ´Are we to call on something besides Allah which can neither help nor harm us, and to turn on our heels after Allah has guided us, like someone the shaytans have lured away in the earth, leaving him confused and stupefied, despite the fact that he has companions calling him to guidance, saying, "Come with us!"?´ Say: ´Allah´s guidance, that is true guidance. We are commanded to submit as Muslims to the Lord of all the worlds,
6:72 and to establish salat and have taqwa of Him. It is He to Whom you will be gathered.´
6:73 It is He Who created the heavens and the earth with truth. The day He says ´Be!´ it is. His speech is Truth. The Kingdom will be His on the Day the Trumpet is blown, the Knower of the Unseen and the Visible. He is the All-Wise, the All-Aware
6:74 Remember when Ibrahim said to his father, Azar, ´Do you take idols as gods? I see that you and your people are clearly misguided.´
6:75 Because of that We showed Ibrahim the dominions of the heavens and the earth so that he might be one of the people of certainty
6:76 When night covered him he saw a star and said, ´This is my Lord!´ Then when it set he said, ´I do not love what sets.´
6:77 Then when he saw the moon come up he said, ´This is my Lord!´ Then when it set he said, ´If my Lord does not guide me, I will be one of the misguided people.´
6:78 Then when he saw the sun come up he said, ´This is my Lord! This is greater!´ Then when it set he said, ´My people, I am free of what you associate with Allah
6:79 I have turned my face to Him Who brought the heavens and earth into being, a pure natural believer. I am not one of the mushrikun.´
6:80 His people argued with him. He said, ´Are you arguing with me about Allah when He has guided me? I have no fear of any partner you ascribe to Him unless my Lord should will such a thing to happen. My Lord encompasses all things in His knowledge so will you not pay heed
6:81 Why should I fear what you have associated with Him when you yourselves apparently have no fear of associating partners with Allah for which He has sent down no authority to you? Which of the two parties is more entitled to feel safe, if you have any knowledge
6:82 Those who have iman and do not mix up their iman with any wrongdoing, they are the ones who are safe; it is they who are guided.´
6:83 This is the argument We gave to Ibrahim against his people. We raise in rank anyone We will. Your Lord is All-Wise, All-Knowing
6:84 We gave him Ishaq and Ya´qub, each of whom We guided. And before him We had guided Nuh. And among his descendants were Dawud and Sulayman, and Ayyub, Yusuf, Musa and Harun. That is how We recompense the good-doers
6:85 And Zakariyya, Yahya, ´Isa and Ilyas. All of them were among the salihun
6:86 And Isma´il, al-Yasa´, Yunus and Lut. All of them We favoured over all beings
6:87 And some of their forebears, descendants and brothers; We chose them and guided them to a straight path
6:88 That is Allah´s guidance. He guides by it those of His slaves He wills. If they had associated others with Him, nothing they did would have been of any use
6:89 They are the ones to whom We gave the Book, Judgement and Prophethood. If these people reject it We have already entrusted it to a people who did not
6:90 They are the ones Allah has guided, so be guided by their guidance. Say, ´I do not ask you for any wage for it. It is simply a reminder to all beings.´
6:91 They do not measure Allah with His true measure when they say, ´Allah would not send down anything to a mere human being.´ Say: ´Who, then, sent down the Book which Musa brought as a Light and Guidance for the people?´ You put it down on sheets of paper to display it while concealing much. You were taught things you did not know, neither you nor your forefathers. Say: ´Allah!´ Then leave them engrossed in playing their games
6:92 This is a Book We have sent down and blessed, confirming what came before it, so that you can warn the Mother of Cities* and the people around it. Those who have iman in the akhira believe in it and safeguard their salat
6:93 Who could do greater wrong than someone who invents lies against Allah or who says, ´It has been revealed to me,´ when nothing has been revealed to him, or someone who says, ´I will send down the same as Allah has sent down´? If you could only see the wrongdoers in the throes of death when the angels are stretching out their hands, saying, ´Disgorge your own selves! Today you will be repaid with the punishment of humiliation for saying something other than the truth about Allah, and being arrogant about His Signs.´
6:94 ´You have come to Us all alone just as We created you at first, leaving behind you everything We bestowed on you. We do not see your intercessors accompanying you, those you claimed were your partners with Allah. The link between you is cut. Those you made such claims for have forsaken you.´
6:95 Allah is He Who splits the seed and kernel. He brings forth the living from the dead, and produces the dead out of the living. That is Allah, so how are you perverted
6:96 It is He Who splits the sky at dawn, and appoints the night as a time of stillness and the sun and moon as a means of reckoning. That is what the Almighty, the All-Knowing has ordained
6:97 It is He Who has appointed the stars for you so you might be guided by them in the darkness of the land and sea. We have made the Signs clear for people who have knowledge
6:98 It is He Who first produced you from a single self, then from a resting-place and a repository. We have made the Signs clear for people who understand
6:99 It is He Who sends down water from the sky from which We bring forth growth of every kind, and from that We bring forth the green shoots and from them We bring forth close-packed seeds, and from the spathes of the date palm date clusters hanging down, and gardens of grapes and olives and pomegranates, both similar and dissimilar. Look at their fruits as they bear fruit and ripen. There are Signs in that for people who have iman
6:100 Yet they make the jinn co-partners with Allah when He created them! And they attribute sons and daughters to Him without any knowledge. Glory be to Him! He is far above what they describe
6:101 He is the Originator of the heavens and the earth. How could He have a son when He has no wife? He created all things and He has knowledge of all things
6:102 That is Allah, your Lord. There is no god but Him, the Creator of everything. So worship Him. He is responsible for everything
6:103 Eyesight cannot perceive Him but He perceives eyesight. He is the All-Penetrating, the All-Aware
6:104 ´Clear insights have come to you from your Lord. Whoever sees clearly, does so to his own benefit. Whoever is blind, it is to his own detriment. I am not here as your keeper.´
6:105 That is how We vary the Signs, so that they say, ´You have been studying,´ and so We can make it clear to people who know
6:106 Follow what has been revealed to you from your Lord — there is no god but Him — and turn away from the idolaters
6:107 If Allah had willed, they would not have associated anything with Him. We did not appoint you over them as their keeper and you are not set over them as their guardian
6:108 Do not curse those they call upon besides Allah, in case that makes them curse Allah in animosity, without knowledge. In this way We make the actions of every nation seem attractive to them. Then they will return to their Lord, and He will inform them about what they did
6:109 They have sworn by Allah with their most earnest oaths that if a Sign comes to them they will have iman in it. Say: ´The Signs are in Allah´s control alone.´ What will make you realise that even if a Sign did come, they would still not have iman
6:110 We will overturn their hearts and sight, just as when they did not have iman in it at first, and We will abandon them to wander blindly in their excessive insolence
6:111 Even if We sent down angels to them, and the dead spoke to them, and We gathered together everything in front of them right before their eyes, they would still not have iman unless Allah willed. The truth is that most of them are ignorant
6:112 In this way We have appointed as enemies to every Prophet shaytans from both mankind and from the jinn, who inspire each other with delusions by means of specious words — if your Lord had willed, they would not have done it, so abandon them and all they fabricate —
6:113 so that the hearts of those who do not have iman in the akhira incline towards them and are pleased with them and perpetrate whatever they perpetrate
6:114 ´Am I to desire someone other than Allah as a judge when it is He who has sent down the Book to you clarifying everything?´ Those We have given the Book know it has been sent down from your Lord with truth, so on no account be among the doubters
6:115 The Words of your Lord are perfect in truthfulness and justice. No one can change His Words. He is the All-Hearing, the All-Knowing
6:116 If you obeyed most of those on earth, they would misguide you from Allah´s Way. They follow nothing but conjecture. They are only guessing
6:117 Your Lord knows best who is misguided from His Way and He knows best those who are guided
6:118 Eat that over which the name of Allah has been mentioned, if you have iman in His Signs
6:119 What is the matter with you that you do not eat that over which the name of Allah has been mentioned, when He has made clear to you what He has made haram for you except when you are forced to eat it? Many people lead themselves astray through their whims and desires without having any knowledge. Your Lord knows best those who overstep the limits
6:120 Abandon wrong action, outward and inward. Those who commit wrong action will be repaid for what they perpetrated
6:121 Do not eat anything over which the name of Allah has not been mentioned. To do so is sheer deviance. The shaytans inspire their friends to dispute with you. If you obeyed them you would then be idolaters
6:122 Is someone who was dead and whom We brought to life, supplying him with a light by which to walk among people, the same as someone who is in utter darkness, unable to emerge from it? That is how what they were doing is made to seem attractive to the kafirun
6:123 And likewise in every city We set up its greatest wrongdoers to plot in it. They plot against themselves alone, but they are not aware of it
6:124 When a Sign comes to them, they say, We will not have iman until we have been given the same as the Messengers of Allah were given.´ Allah knows best where to place His Message. Debasement in the sight of Allah and a severe punishment will strike those who did wrong for the plots that they concocted
6:125 When Allah desires to guide someone, He expands his breast to Islam. When He desires to misguide someone, He makes his breast narrow and constricted as if he were climbing up into the sky. That is how Allah defiles those who have no iman
6:126 This is the path of your Lord — straight. We have made the Signs clear for people who remember
6:127 They will have the Abode of Peace with their Lord. He is their Protector because of what they have done
6:128 On the Day We gather them all together: ´Company of jinn, you gained many followers among mankind.´ And their friends among mankind will say, ´Our Lord, we benefited from one another, and now we have reached the term which You determined for us.´ He will say, ´The Fire is your home. You will be in it timelessly, for ever, except as Allah wills. Your Lord is All-Wise, All-Knowing.´
6:129 In that way We make the wrongdoers friends of one another because of what they have done
6:130 Company of jinn and men! did not Messengers come to you from among yourselves relating My Signs to you and warning you of the encounter of this Day of yours? They will say, ´We testify against ourselves.´ The life of this world deluded them and they will testify against themselves that they were kuffar
6:131 That was because their Lord would never have destroyed the cities unjustly while their people were unaware
6:132 All have ranks according to what they did. Your Lord is not unaware of what they do
6:133 Your Lord is the Rich Beyond Need, the Possessor of Mercy. If He wanted, He could remove you and replace you with anything else He wanted to, just as He produced you from the descendants of another people
6:134 What you are promised will come about and you can do nothing to prevent it
6:135 Say: ´My people, do as you are doing, just as I am doing. You will certainly come to know who will have the best home in the end. The wrongdoers will certainly not be successful.´
6:136 They assign to Allah a share of the crops and livestock He has created, saying, ´This is for Allah,´ — as they allege — ´and this is for our idols.´ Their idols´ share does not reach Allah whereas Allah´s share reaches their idols! What an evil judgement they make
6:137 In the same way their idols have made killing their children appear good to many of the idolaters, in order to destroy them and confuse them in their deen. If Allah had willed, they would not have done it; so abandon them and what they fabricate
6:138 They say, ´These animals and crops are sacrosanct. No one may eat them except those we wish´, — as they allege — and animals on whose backs it is forbidden to ride, and animals over which they do not mention Allah´s name, inventing falsehood against Him. He will repay them for the things they have invented
6:139 They say, ´What is in the wombs of these animals is exclusively for our men and haram for our wives. But if it is stillborn, they can share in it.´ He will repay them for their false depiction. He is All-Wise, All-Knowing
6:140 Those who kill their children foolishly without any knowledge and make what Allah has provided for them haram, inventing lies against Allah, such people are lost. They are misguided. They are not guided
6:141 It is He who produces gardens, both cultivated and wild, and palm-trees and crops of diverse kinds, and olives and pomegranates, both similar and dissimilar. Eat of their fruits when they bear fruit and pay their due on the day of their harvest, and do not be profligate. He does not love the profligate
6:142 And also animals for riding and for haulage and animals for slaughtering and for wool. Eat what Allah has provided for you and do not follow in the footsteps of Shaytan. He is an outright enemy to you
6:143 There are eight in pairs: A pair of sheep and a pair of goats — Say: ´Is it the two males He has made haram, or the two females, or what the wombs of the two females contain? Tell me with knowledge if you are being truthful.´
6:144 And a pair of camels and a pair of cattle — Say: ´Is it the two males He has made haram, or the two females, or what the wombs of the two females contain? Were you then witnesses when Allah gave you this instruction?´ Who could do greater wrong than someone who invents lies against Allah thus leading people astray without any knowledge? Allah does not guide the people of the wrongdoers
6:145 Say: ´I do not find, in what has been revealed to me, any food it is haram to eat except for carrion, flowing blood, and pork — for that is unclean — or some deviance consecrated to other than Allah. But if anyone is forced to eat it, without desiring to or going to excess in it, your Lord is Ever-Forgiving, Most Merciful.´
6:146 We made haram for the Jews every animal with an undivided hoof, and in respect of cattle and sheep, We made their fat haram for them, except what is attached to their backs or guts or mixed up with bone. That is how We repaid them for their insolence. And We certainly speak the truth
6:147 If they call you a liar, say: ´Your Lord possesses boundless mercy, but His violent force cannot be averted from the people of the evildoers.´
6:148 Those who associate others with Allah will say, ´If Allah had willed we would not have associated anything with Him, nor would our fathers; nor would we have made anything haram.´ In the same way the people before them also lied until they felt Our violent force. Say: ´Do you have some knowledge you can produce for us? You are following nothing but conjecture. You are only guessing.´
6:149 Say: ´Allah´s is the conclusive argument. If He had willed He could have guided every one of you.´
6:150 Say: ´Produce your witnesses to testify that Allah made this haram.´ If they do testify, do not testify with them and do not follow the whims and desires of people who deny Our Signs, and who do not have iman in the Next World and make others equal to their Lord
6:151 Say: ´Come and I will recite to you what your Lord has made haram for you´: that you do not associate anything with Him; that you are good to your parents; that you do not kill your children because of poverty — We will provide for you and them; that you do not approach indecency — outward or inward; that you do not kill any person Allah has made inviolate — except with the right to do so. That is what He instructs you to do so that hopefully you will use your intellect
6:152 And that you do not go near the property of orphans before they reach maturity — except in a good way; that you give full measure and full weight with justice — We impose on no self any more than it can bear; that you are equitable when you speak — even if a near relative is concerned; and that you fulfil Allah´s contract. That is what He instructs you to do, so that hopefully you will pay heed
6:153 This is My Path and it is straight, so follow it. Do not follow other ways or you will become cut off from His Way. That is what He instructs you to do, so that hopefully you will have taqwa
6:154 Then We gave Musa the Book, complete and perfect for him who does good, elucidating everything, and a guidance and a mercy, so that hopefully they will have iman in their encounter with their Lord
6:155 And this is a Book We have sent down and blessed, so follow it and have taqwa so that hopefully you will gain mercy
6:156 So you cannot say: ´The Book was only sent down to the two groups before us and we were ignorant of their studies.´
6:157 Nor can you say: ´If the Book had been sent down to us, We would have been better guided than they were.´ For a Clear Sign has come to you from your Lord, and guidance and mercy. Who could do greater wrong than someone who denies Allah´s Signs and turns away from them? We will repay those who turn away from Our Signs with the worst kind of punishment because they turned away
6:158 What are they waiting for but for the angels to come to them or for your Lord Himself to come, or for one of your Lord´s Signs to come? On the day that one of your Lord´s Signs does come, no iman which a self professes will be of any use to it if it did not have iman before and earn good in its iman. Say: ´Wait, then; We too are waiting.´
6:159 As for those who divide up their deen and form into sects, you have nothing whatsoever to do with them. Their affair will go back to Allah and then He will inform them about what they did
6:160 Those who produce a good action will receive ten like it. But those who produce a bad action will only be repaid with its equivalent and they will not be wronged
6:161 Say: ´My Lord has guided me to a straight path, a well-founded deen, the religion of Ibrahim, a man of pure natural belief. He was not one of the idolaters.´
6:162 Say: ´My salat and my rites, my living and my dying, are for Allah alone, the Lord of all the worlds
6:163 Who has no partner. I am commanded to be like that and I am the first of the Muslims.´
6:164 Say: ´Am I to desire other than Allah as Lord when He is the Lord of all things?´ What each self earns is for itself alone. No burden-bearer can bear another´s burden. Then you will return to your Lord, and He will inform you regarding the things about which you differed
6:165 It is He who appointed you khalifs on the earth and raised some of you above others in rank so He could test you regarding what He has given you. Your Lord is Swift in Retribution; and He is Ever-Forgiving, Most Merciful


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