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The Command of Allâh will come to pass, so don’t seek to hasten it. Glorified is He and High above what they associate with Him.
He sends down the Angels with the inspiration by His Command on whomsoever He wills of His servants, (telling them): ‘Warn that there is no god except Me. So act piously toward me’.
He created the heavens and the earth for genuine reason. High is He above what they associate with Him.
He created man from a minute quantity of semen, then behold, he becomes a manifest opponent.
As for the cattle, He has created them for you. You have in them warm clothing and (numerous) benefits and of them you eat.
There is beauty in them for you when you bring them home (in the evening), and as you lead them forth to pasture (in the morning).
They carry your (heavy) loads to a land that you are not capable of reaching it, but with great difficulties for yourselves. Indeed, your Lord is full of Compassion, Most Merciful.
(He created) horses, mules, and donkeys for you to ride and as an adornment. He creates (other things) of which you have no knowledge.
Upon Allâh is the responsibility to show you the direction of the (right) way, and there are some (other ways) that deviate (from the truth). Had Allâh willed, He would have easily compelled all of you to walk on the path of truth.
He is the One Who sends down water from the sky: from which you drink and by which plants grow for your livestock to pasture;
With it He produces for you crops, olives, date-palms, grapes and every kind of fruit. Surely, in this there is a Sign (of Allâh's power & glory) for a people who persist in meditation.
He has subdued to you the night and the day, the sun and the moon. And the stars have been made subservient by His Command. Surely, in this there are Signs (of Allâh’s power & glory) for a people who have a higher level of consciousness.
Whatsoever He has created for you on this earth of various colors, there is indeed a Sign (of Allâh's power & glory) for a people who celebrate the praise of their Lord and declare his glory.
He is the One Who has made the sea subservient for you in order that you may eat tender (and tasty) flesh from it and bring forth out of it ornaments to wear. You could see the ships cleaving through it in order that you may seek of His Bounty and show gratitude.
And He has affixed into the earth firm hills lest it should quake with you, rivers and roads that you find your way,
And landmarks. By the stars, they can (also) find their way.
Is He then Who creates like the one who doesn’t creates? Will you not then celebrate the praise of your Lord and declare his glory?
If it happens that you (intend to) count the blessings of your Lord, you will never be able to compute them. Indeed, Allâh is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.
Allâh has full knowledge of whatever you conceal and reveal.
Those whom they invoke, beside Allâh, created nothing, but are themselves created.
(They are) dead, lifeless. They don’t even know when they ‘ll be resurrected.
Your god is One True God. But those who don’t acknowledge (the existence of) the Hereafter, their hearts are in blind denial. And they are the ones who display an arrogant attitude (towards Faith).
Lo! Allâh has full knowledge of whatever they conceal and whatever they reveal. Verily, He doesn’t demonstrates His own love for those who are arrogant.
When it is said unto them: ‘What is it that your Lord has revealed (to Muhammad)?’ They say: ‘Myths of the Ancients!’
They will bear their own burdens in full on the Day of Resurrection, and also the burdens of those whom they lead astray without knowledge. How dreadful is the burden that they will bear!
Verily, those before them devised evil schemes, so Allâh struck at the foundations of their building, causing the roof to fall down upon them, and the (divine) retribution came to them from a direction which they had never anticipated.
Then, on the Day of Resurrection, He will humiliate them and say: ‘Where are My partners for whom you used to argue with (the Monotheistic Believers)?’ Those who have spiritual gift of knowledge will say: ‘Verily, ignominy and misery have covered this day those who are spiritually dead and blind.
As for those whom the Angels cause to die while they are still acting wrongfully to their own selves, they will offer submission (saying): "We did not use to do any evil’. (The Angels will say): "Nay! Indeed, Allâh has full knowledge of what you are accustomed to do.
So enter the gates of Gehenna, to abide therein. Evil indeed is the abode of the arrogant.”
And (when) it will be said unto those who acted piously: "What is it that your Lord has revealed (to Muhammad)?” they say: "That which is good." For those who pursue righteousness and perfection in Faith, there is a good (reward) in this worldly life. Indeed, the home of the Hereafter is far better. Excellent indeed is the abode of the Pious.
They will be admitted into the Gardens of Eden, underneath which rivers flow. They will have therein whatsoever they desire. This is how Allâh rewards the Pious:
Those whom the Angels cause to die while they are in state of inner purity, saying: ’Peace be upon you. Enter Al-Jannah for what you used to do."
Do they await but that the Angels should come to them or the command of your Lord should come to pass? This is what they did (also) those who were before them. And Allâh has not wronged them, but they used to wrong their own selves (when they voluntarily and consciously abandoned the Full Knowledge of the Truth in favour of their own whims)
The evil of what they did overtook them, and that at which they used to mock encompassed them.
Those who associate others with Allâh say: ‘Had Allâh willed, neither we nor our forefathers would have worshiped anything other than Him, nor would we have prohibited anything without (a command from) Him." This is what they did (also) those who were before them. So, are the Messengers responsible for anything but to convey clearly the Message (of their Lord to the people)?
Indeed, We have sent to every community a Messenger (saying): ‘Worship Allâh (in the way He wants us to you to worship Him) and avoid (idolizing) the false deities’. Then of them were some whom Allâh enlightens their path, while others were tempted to deviate from the path of truth. Now, therefore, travel through the land and then observe the (dreadful) end of those who are spiritually blind.
(Even) if you strive hard to lead them down the path of truth, then Allâh will not enlighten the path of those whom He allows to go astray. And they will have no helpers.
They swear by Allâh with their most vigorous oaths (that) Allâh will not resurrect the one who dies. Yea! (It is absolutely) a true promise (binding) upon Him. But most of them don’t posses enough knowledge of the Truth.
(The fact is that He will raise them up) so that He may make clear to them (the truth) of that wherein they differ, and that those who persist in disbelief will come to know that they were lairs.
Whenever We decree a thing, We only say: "Be" and there it is.
As for those who emigrated for the cause of Allâh after being oppressed, We shall definitely give them goodly lodging in this worldly life. But the reward of Hereafter is far greater, If only they knew.
(Those are) the ones who cling to patience and depend on their Lord with full trust.
We didn’t sent before you any but men to whom We inspired. So go and ask those who have spiritual gift of knowledge of the Scriptures if you don’t know.
We provided them with irrefutable Signs and Scriptures. We have also sent down to you the Reminder in order that you may make manifest to the people what has been sent down to them, and that they will reflect.
Do then those who devise evil schemes feel secure that Allâh will not cause the earth to swallow them, or that the chastisement will not come to them from directions which they never anticipate?
Or that He will not capture them in their going to and fro (during their trips), whereupon they will not be able to escape?
Or that He will not progressively inflict a penalty on them? Verily, Your Lord is full of Compassion, Most Merciful.
Have they not seen how all things that Allâh has created cast their shadows to the right and to the left, prostrating themselves before Allâh in absolute submission, and they are humble.
And to Allâh alone prostrates in absolute submission whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on the earth of living creatures, and the Angels also. And they don’t display an arrogant attitude (towards serving Him).
They show honor and reverence for their Lord high above them, and do whatever they are commanded.
And Allâh said: ‘Don’t choose two gods. He is only One true God. So show honor and reverence only for Me."
Unto Him belongs whatsoever is in the heavens and on the earth. And Obedience is permanently due to Him. Will you then seek to show honor and reverence for other than Allâh?
Whatever of blissful things you have is from Allâh. Then, when misfortune touches you, to Him you cry for help.
Then as soon as He removes the misfortune from you, a group of you associates others in worship with their Lord.
Consequently, they don’t show reverence for what We have given them. So enjoy yourself (for a while), but soon you will come to know (the truth which you deny).
They assign (to the idols) - who are devoid of knowledge- a portion of what We have bestowed upon them. By Allâh, you shall definitely be questioned about (all) that you used to fabricate.
Lo! They even assign daughters to Allâh- All Glory Be To Him- and to themselves what they desire.
And Whenever one of them is given the good news of the birth of a baby girl, his face becomes gloomy, and he is filled with sorrow.
He hides himself in shame from the people because of the bad news he received. Will he keep her with disgrace or bury her alive? Evil indeed is what they judge!
the epitome of evil belongs Unto those who don’t acknowledge the existence of the Hereafter, whereas the Epitome of Excellence belongs unto Allâh. He is the Almighty, the All- Wise.
And if Allâh were to impose an immediate penalty on the people for their iniquitous deeds, then He would not leave therein a single moving (living) creature. But He defers them until an appointed time. Once their intervening time ends, they will therefore be unable to delay it for a moment, nor will they ever be able to advance it.
They assign to Allâh what they (themselves) detest, and their tongues assert the mendacity that they will have the best. Indubitably, for them is the Fire, and they will be ostracized.
By Allâh! We have surely sent Messengers to (different) nations before you, but the devil made their (evil deeds) appealing to them. So he is their guardian today, and they will be subjected to a painful chastisement.
And We have not sent down the Qur’ān to you, except that you may make manifest to them that wherein they differ, and (as) a Source of Enlightenment and Mercy for a people who live a life of Genuine Faith.
And Allâh sends down water from the sky and then He resuscitates the earth therewith after its death. Verily, in this is there is a Sign (of Allâh's power & glory) for people who wholly submitted (themselves).
Surely, in the cattle, there is a lesson for you. We give you to drink of that which is in their bellies- between secretion and blood- pure milk, palatable to the drinkers.
From the fruit of the palms and the grapes, you extract vintage and good nourishment. Indeed, therein is a Sign (of Allâh's power & glory) for a people who have a higher level of consciousness. .
Your Lord inspired to the honey bee colony, (commanding the Queen Bee) to make for itself hives in the mountains, the trees and the trellises,
Then (commanded he the worker bee): “Eat from all the fruits and follow the ways of your Lord submissively." There comes forth from their bellies a drink of varying colors wherein is healing for the people. Surely in this there is a Sign (of Allâh's power & glory) for a people who persist in meditation.
Allâh has created you, and then He will cause you to die. Among you is he who sent back to a feeble age so that he may know nothing after having too much knowledge. Allâh is most assuredly All-Knowing, All-Powerful.
Allâh has preferred some of you above others in the means of livelihood. Then, those who are preferred will by no means hand over their wealth to those whom their right hands possess, so that they may be equal in that respect. Do they then refuse to acknowledge the grace of Allâh?
Allâh has made wives of your own nature, given you sons and grandsons from your wives and bestowed upon you good provision. Do they then cling to falsehood and reject Allâh’s favors,
And worship beside Allâh powerless idols that have no power to provide them with any provision- either from the heavens or earth?
So don’t attribute to Allâh equals. Indeed, for Allâh has perfect knowledge (of everything -past, present and future—both of what is actual and what is possible), whereas you have poor knowledge.
Allâh sets forth a parable: a slave (who is) owned and incapable of doing anything, and (on the other hand) one whom We have bestowed a good provision from Us, so He spends thereof openly and in secret. Can they be equal? All praise is due to Allâh! But most of them have no knowledge (of Him).
Allâh sets forth a parable of two men: one of them is dumb and incapable of doing anything. He is a burden to his master. Wherever he sends him, he brings no good. Can such a person be held equal with one who commands justice and is on the Straight Path?
Unto Allâh belongs the unseen of the heavens and of the earth. The matter of the Hour is but as a twinkling of the eye, or even nearer. Indeed, Allâh is Most Capable of doing whatsoever He desires.
Allâh brought you forth from the wombs of your mothers while you knew nothing and gave you hearing, sight and hearts, so that you may be grateful.
Do they not see the birds subjected in the middle of the sky? No one withholds them but Allâh. Indeed, in this there are Signs for a people who live a life of Genuine Faith.
It is Allâh Who has made for you in your homes an abode, and He has given you tents out of the skins of the cattle which you find light to carry on the day of travel and your day of encampment. And out of their wool, fur and hair, (He has given you), household stuff and comfort for a while.
And it is Allâh Who has made for you out of what He has created shadows, given you shelters in the mountains, giving you garments to protect you from heat, and coats of mail to protect you in your fighting. This is how He completes His blessing on you so that you may hasten to embrace Islam.
If it happens that they walk away, (you’ll need to know that) your mission is only to convey (the Message) clearly.
They distinguish the grace of Allâh, yet they deny it. And most of them fail to give thanks.
And (Mention) the day when We shall raise up a witness from every nation, then those who are spiritually dead and blind will not be allowed to apologize (for their iniquitous deeds), nor will they be asked to make amends.
And when those who have voluntarily and consciously abandoned the Full Knowledge of the Truth in favour of their own whims see the chastisement, they will (know that) it won't be lightened for them, nor will they be reprieved.
And When those who associate partners with Allâh see their associate-gods, they will say: ‘Our Lord, these are our associate-gods to whom we used to implore and pray besides you. But the associate-gods will fling to them the word (and say): ‘You are indeed lairs!’
They will offer (their complete) submission to Allâh on that day, and whatever they used to fabricate will fail them.
Those who persistently refuse to Yield to the Truth and do bar (other) from the path of Allâh, We will add chastisement to their chastisement, for the corruption they used to cause.
And (recall) the day when We will raise up from every nation a witness against them from of their own race . Then We shall bring you as a witness against the (pagan Arabs). We have sent down to you the Qur'ân as an Explanation of all things, a True Source of Enlightenment and Mercy as well as glad tidings to those who have wholly submitted.
Verily, Allâh commands (you) to enhance justice, pursue righteousness and perfection in Faith, and strengthen ties of kinship. He forbids indecency, abomination and aggression. He admonishes you so that you may take close heed.
And fulfill the covenant of Allâh when you have made a covenant, and don’t break your oaths after confirming them since you have appointed Allâh to be your Surety. Indeed, Allâh has full knowledge of whatsoever you do.
Don’t be like the woman who breaks her yarn after weaving it strongly, by making your oaths an act of deceiving one another in favour of a group more powerful (or more useful) than those with whom you made a covenant. Surely Allâh only tests you through this. And on the Day of Resurrection, He will make manifest to you that which you used to differ.
Had Allâh willed, He would certainly have made you one nation. But He holds back the light of His inspiration from whomsoever He wills, and illuminates the path of whomsoever He wills. You will definitely be called to account for what you used to do.
Don’t Make your oaths an act of deceiving one another, lest a foot may slip after being entrenched. Then you will taste the evil (consequences) of having hindered (men) from the path of Allâh, and receive a mighty chastisement.
Don’t abandon the covenant of Allâh in favour of small gain. Surely, whatever is with Allâh is far better for you- if you but knew.
And Whatever is with you will run out, and whatever is with Allâh will remain. We will definitely give to those who cling to patience their reward in accordance with the best of what they used to do.
And whoever strives ardently to do righteous acts, whether male or female, while he (or she) is living a life of Genuine Faith, We shall indeed grant him/her a new life, happy and blissful. And We shall definitely bestow on such their reward in accordance with the best of what they used to do.
So when you recite the Qur'ân, seek refuge in Allâh from the accursed devil (- Iblīs).
Indeed, he has no authority over those who live a life of Genuine Faith and those who depend on their Lord with full trust.
Lo! His authority is only over those who obey and follow him and those who associate partners with Allâh.
And when We substitute a Verse in place of a (new) Verse - and Allâh has full knowledge of what He reveals- they say: “You are but a forger." The fact is that most of them don’t posses enough knowledge of the Truth.
Say: “The Qur'ân has been revealed by the holy spirit- Gabriel - from your Lord with truth to entrench (the faith of) those who adhere to absolute monotheism, and to be a True Source of Enlightenment and glad tidings to those who have wholly submitted (themselves).
We have full knowledge of what they say: "It is only a human being who teaches him." The tongue of the one they allude to is outlandish while this Qur'ân is pure Arabic tongue.
Those who don’t believe in the Revelations of Allâh, He will not illuminate their path. They will be subjected to a vehement chastisement in the Hereafter.”
The only ones who invent lies are those who don’t believe in the Revelations of Allâh, and it is they who are the liars.
And whoever falls into disbelief in Allâh after affirming his Faith in Him- except one who is imposed by coercion thereto and whose heart is at comfort with faith, but such as open their hearts to disbelief- they will receive a wrath from Allâh and a vehement chastisement.
That is because they abandoned the Hereafter in favour of the worldly life. Surely Allâh holds back the light of His inspiration from those who have no tendency to live by Faith.
Those are the ones whose hearts, ears and eyes are sealed by Allâh, and it is they whose mind's eye is blind.
Indubitable, in the Hereafter, they will be doomed to perdition.
And yet, behold, your Lord (grants repentance) to those who migrated (to Medina) after they had been put to trials, then continued to strive hard (in the cause of Allâh) and cling to patience. Indeed, your Lord afterward is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.
And (recall) the day when every person will come up pleading for himself, and every one will be paid in full for what he used to do. And they will not be wronged.
Allâh has set forth a parable: a township which was safe and secure, receiving its provision in abundance from every location. But (its inhabitants) rejected the gracious gifts of Allâh. So Allâh made them taste the hardships of starvation and the dread (of disasters) for (the evil of) what they used to do.
Indeed, there has come to them a Messenger from among their own race, but they denied him. (Unexpectedly) the torment seized them when they have voluntarily and consciously abandoned the Full Knowledge of the Truth in favour of their own whims.
Now, therefore, eat of what Allâh has provided for you, lawful and delicious, and be grateful for (the endless) blessings of Allâh if He is the One whom you worship.
He has forbidden you only carrion, blood, swine flesh and that which has been sanctified to other than Allâh. But whosoever is forced by necessity, not desiring or exceeding the limit, (can eat). Allâh is the Oft- Forgiving, Most Merciful.
And don't profess what your tongues affirm of falsehood: "This is lawful and that is illicit," in order to attribute falsehood to Allâh. Truly those who who attribute falsehood to Allâh will never achieve their aims.
(It is) a brief entertainment and then they will be subjected to a painful chastisement.
And to those who are Jews, We prohibited that which We related to you before. We have not wronged them but they were unfair to their own selves (when they voluntarily and consciously abandoned the Knowledge of the Truth in favour of their own whims).
Then indeed your Lord (grants repentance) to whoever does evil deeds out of ignorance and afterward repents and makes amends. Verily, your Lord afterward is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.
Abraham was certainly an epitome (of faith and virtue), obedient to Allâh and a true monotheist: Having a deep, pure, focused Faith in Allâh. Indeed, He was not of the Polytheists.
(Abraham was) grateful to Allâh for His (endless) blessings. He chose him and led him on a straight path.
We gave him the good (things) in this worldly life, and surely, in the Hereafter, he will be among the righteous.
Then we inspired you, (O’ Muhammad), to follow the creed of Abraham, (the doctrine of monotheism). Lo! He was (a true monotheist), not of the Polytheists.
The Sabbath was prescribed only against those who differed concerning it. Indeed, your Lord will judge between them on the Day of Resurrection concerning that wherein they used to differ.
Invite to the way of your Lord with wisdom and good sermon, and debate with them in a way that is best. Verily, your Lord has full knowledge of those who have deviated from His path, and those who have made efforts to be saved.
If you chastise, then chastise with the like of that wherewith you were afflicted. But if it happens that you endure patiently, it will certainly be better for those who cling to patience.
And cling to patience! For your patience is but from Allâh. And do not grieve over them, or be in anguish because of that which they devise.
Verily, Allâh is with those who act piously, and with those who pursue righteousness and perfection in Faith.
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