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2:1  Alif.Lam.Mim.
2:2  That is the book, there is no doubt in it; a guidance to those who fear,
2:3  Those who believe in the unseen, and are steadfast in prayer, and spend of what We have provided them;
2:4  And those who believe in what is sent down to you, and what was sent down before you, and of the hereafter they are sure.
2:5  Those are on guidance from their Lord, and those - they are the prosperous.
2:6  Indeed, those who disbelieve, it is the same on them whether you warn them or do not warn them, they will not believe.
2:7  God has set a seal on their hearts and on their hearing, and on their eyes is a covering, and for them is a great punishment.
2:8  And of mankind are those who say, 'We believe in God and in the Last Day,' but they are not believers.
2:9  They strive to deceive God and those who believe; and they deceive only themselves and they do not perceive.
2:10  In their hearts is a sickness, so God has increased them in sickness, and for them is a painful punishment because they lie.
2:11  And when it is said to them, 'Do not evil in the earth,' they say, 'We are only those who do well.'
2:12  Lo, indeed they, they are the workers of corruption but they do not perceive.
2:13  And when it is said to them, 'Believe as the people believe,' they say, 'Shall we believe as the fools believe?' Lo, indeed they, they are the fools but they do not know.
2:14  And when they meet those who believe, they say, 'We believe.' And when they go aside to their devils, they say, 'Indeed, we are with you, we were only mocking.'
2:15  God mocks at them and lets them go on in their immoderation, blindly wandering.
2:16  Those are the ones who have bought error with guidance, so their commerce has no profit, and they are not guided.
2:17  Their likeness is as the likeness of one who kindled a fire; then when it lit what was around him, God went away with their light, and left them in darkness, they do not see.
2:18  Deaf, dumb, blind, so they shall not return.
2:19  Or like a storm-cloud from the sky, in which is darkness and thunder and lightning. They put their fingers in their ears from the thunderbolts, for fear of death, and God encompasses the disbelievers.
2:20  The lightning almost snatches away their sight, whenever it lights for them, they walk in it, and when it darkens on them, they stand. And if God had willed, He would certainly have gone away with their hearing and their sight. Indeed, God is powerful over everything.
2:21  O mankind! Serve your Lord who created you and those before you, perhaps you may fear.
2:22  The one who made the earth for you a bed and the heaven a building, and sent down from the heaven water, and brought forth with it fruits as a provision for you. So make no peers for God, while you know.
2:23  And if you are in doubt of what we have revealed to our servant, then bring a chapter like it, and call your witnesses besides God if you are truthful.
2:24  But if you do not - and you will not - then fear the fire whose fuel is mankind and stones, prepared for the disbelievers.
2:25  And give glad tidings to those who believe and do good works, that for them are gardens beneath which rivers flow; whenever they are provided with fruit from it as provision, they say, 'This is what we were provided with before.' And they will be given the like of it. And for them therein are pure spouses, and they shall dwell therein forever.
2:26  Indeed, God is not ashamed to strike a parable of a gnat or what is above it. Then as for those who believe, they know that it is the truth from their Lord; and as for those who disbelieve, they say, 'What did God desire with this parable?' He leads astray many with it and He guides many with it. And He does not lead astray with it except the disobedient.
2:27  Those who break God's covenant after contracting it, and cut what God has commanded to be joined, and do evil in the earth. Those, they are the losers.
2:28  How can you disbelieve in God and you were dead then He gave you life, then He will cause you to die, then He will give you life, then to Him you will be returned?
2:29  He is the one who created for you what is in the earth all together. Then He made for the heaven and fashioned them seven heavens. And He is knowing of all things.
2:30  And when your Lord said to the angels, 'Indeed, I am making a vicegerent in the earth.' They said, 'Will You make in it one who will do evil in it and shed blood, while we glorify with Your praise and we call You holy?' He said, 'Indeed, I know what you do not know.'
2:31  And He taught Adam the names, all of them. Then He presented them to the angels then He said, 'Inform Me of the names of these, if you are truthful.'
2:32  They said, 'Glory be to You! No knowledge is ours except what You have taught us, indeed, You, You are the Knowing, the Wise.'
2:33  He said, 'O Adam! Inform them of their names.' And when he had informed them of their names, He said, 'Did I not say to you, indeed, I know the unseen of the heavens and the earth, and I know what you show and what you hide?'
2:34  And when We said to the angels, 'Prostrate to Adam,' so they prostrated except Iblis. He refused and was proud and was of the disbelievers.
2:35  And We said, 'O Adam! Dwell you and your spouse, in the Garden, and eat from it amply where you will, and do not draw near this tree, then you will be of the wrongdoers.'
2:36  Then the devil made them slip from it, and drove them out of what they were in. And We said, 'Go down, some of you an enemy to some, and for you in the earth is an abode and a provision to a time.'
2:37  Then Adam received words from his Lord, so He turned towards him. Indeed, He, He is the Relenting, the Compassionate.
2:38  We said, 'Go down from it all together, then if there comes to you guidance from Me, then whoever follows My guidance, then no fear on them and they will not grieve.
2:39  And those who disbelieve, and call Our signs lies, those are the companions of the fire, they will dwell in it forever.'
2:40  O children of Israel! Remember My favour which I have favoured you with, and fulfil My covenant, I will fulfil your covenant, and Me, so fear Me.
2:41  And believe in what I have sent down, verifying what is with you, and do not be the first disbeliever of it, and do not sell My signs for a little price, and Me, so fear Me.
2:42  And do not clothe the truth with vanity, and hide the truth while you know.
2:43  And be steadfast in prayer, and give the alms, and bow with those who bow.
2:44  Do you order mankind with righteousness and forget yourselves, and you recite the Book? Do you then not understand?
2:45  And seek help with patience and the prayer, and indeed, it is surely great except on the humble,
2:46  Those who think that they will meet their Lord, and that they will return to Him.
2:47  O children of Israel! Remember my favour which I bestowed upon you, and that I favoured you over the worlds.
2:48  And fear a day no soul will give recompense for a soul at all, nor will intercession be accepted from it, nor will compensation be taken from it, nor will they be helped.
2:49  And when We saved you from Pharaoh's people; they were afflicting you with the evil torment, slaughtering your sons and letting your women live. And in that was a great trial from your Lord.
2:50  And when We divided with you the sea, then We saved you and We drowned Pharaoh's people while you looked on.
2:51  And when We appointed for Moses forty nights, then you took the calf after him and you were unjust.
2:52  Then We pardoned you after that, perhaps you may be grateful.
2:53  And when We gave Moses the Book and the Criterion, perhaps you may be guided.
2:54  And when Moses said to his people, 'O my people! Indeed, you have wronged yourselves by taking the calf. So repent to your creator and kill yourselves. That is better for you with your creator.' Then He turned to you. Indeed He, He is the Relenting, the Compassionate.
2:55  And when you said, 'O Moses! We will not believe in you until we see God plainly.' So the thunderbolt seized you while you looked on.
2:56  Then We raised you up after your death, perhaps you may be grateful.
2:57  And We overshadowed you with the clouds, and We sent down on you the manna and the quails, 'Eat of the good things We have provided you.' And they did not wrong us, but they were wronging themselves.
2:58  And when We said, 'Enter this town then eat from it amply where you will, and enter the gate prostrating. And say, "Unburdening." We will forgive you your sins and soon We will increase the good-doers.'
2:59  But those who did wrong exchanged a saying other than that which was said to them. So We sent down upon those who did wrong, a punishment from the heaven because they were disobeying.
2:60  And when Moses asked for water for his people, so We said, 'Strike with your staff the rock.' Then from it flowed forth twelve springs. Indeed, each people knew their drinking-place. 'Eat and drink of God's provision, and do not mischief in the earth, working corruption.'
2:61  And when you said, 'O Moses! We will not endure one food, so pray to your Lord for us to bring forth for us of what the earth grows, of its herbs, and its cucumbers, and its garlic, and its lentils, and its onions.' He said, 'Do you exchange that which is meaner with that which is better? Go down to a city, then indeed, for you is what you ask.' And abasement and poverty struck them, and they returned with anger of God. That was for that they had disbelieved in God's signs and killed the prophets without right. That was for that they rebelled and were transgressing.
2:62  Indeed, those who believed and those who are Jews and the Christians and the Sabaeans, who believed in God and the Last Day and did good works, so for them their reward is with their Lord, and no fear on them, and they will not grieve.
2:63  And when We took your covenant and We raised above you the mount, 'Take what We have given you with strength, and remember what is in it, perhaps you may fear.'
2:64  Then you turned away after that. So if not for God's grace upon you and His mercy, surely you would have been of the losers.
2:65  And indeed, you know of those among you who transgressed in the Sabbath, so We said to them, 'Become apes, despised.'
2:66  And We made it a deterrent punishment to those before them and those behind them, and a warning unto those who fear.
2:67  And when Moses said to his people, 'Indeed, God bids you slaughter a cow,' They said, 'Are you making a jest of us?' He said, 'I seek refuge with God that I be of the ignorant.'
2:68  They said, 'Pray to your Lord for us to show us what she is to be.' He said, 'Indeed, He says it is a cow, neither old, nor young, of middle age between the two; so do what you are commanded.'
2:69  They said, 'Pray for us to your Lord to show us what her colour is to be.' He said, 'Indeed, He says, indeed it is a yellow cow, bright is her colour, delighting the beholders.'
2:70  They said, 'Pray for us to your Lord to show us what she is to be; indeed, the cows appear the same to us; And indeed we, if God will, shall surely be guided.'
2:71  He said, 'Indeed, He says, indeed it is a cow, not broken in to plough the earth or irrigate the tilth, a sound one with no blemish on her.' They said, 'Now have you brought the truth.' so they slaughtered her, though they came near leaving it undone.
2:72  And when you killed a soul then you disputed thereupon, and God disclosed what you were hiding,
2:73  Then We said, 'Strike him with part of her.' Thus God brings the dead to life and shows you His signs that perhaps you may understand.
2:74  Then your hearts became hardened thereafter and are like stones, or even yet harder; and indeed there are stones from which rivers flow forth, and indeed others split, so that water issues from them, and indeed others fall down in fear of God. And God is not heedless of what you do.
2:75  Do you hope that they will believe you? And certainly a party of them used to hear the words of God, then alter it after they understood it, and they know.
2:76  And when they met those who have believed they said, 'We have believed.' And when some of them went aside to others they said, 'Will you tell them of what God has opened on you, that they may dispute with you with it in the presence of your Lord? Do you then not understand?'
2:77  Do they not know that God knows what they keep secret and what they publish?
2:78  And among them are illiterates, they do not know the Book except wishful thinking; and they do nothing except guess.
2:79  So woe to those who write the Book with their hands, then they say, 'This is from God,' that they may sell it for a little price; so woe to them for what their hands have written, and woe to them for their earnings.
2:80  And they say, 'The fire shall not touch us except for a number of days.' Say, 'Have you taken a covenant with God?' but God breaks not His covenant. Or do you say of God that which you do not know?
2:81  Yes, whoever gains an evil gain, and is encompassed by his sins, those are the fellows of the fire, and they shall dwell in it forever.
2:82  And those who believed, and did good works - those are the fellows of the Garden and they shall dwell in it forever.
2:83  And when We took from the children of Israel a covenant: 'You shall not serve except God, and with the two parents be good, and the kindred and the orphans and the poor, and speak good to men, and be steadfast in prayer, and give alms;' then you turned away, except a few of you, and you swerved aside.
2:84  And when We took a covenant from you, 'Shed you not your kinsman's blood, nor turn your kinsmen out of their homes:' then you confirmed it and yourselves bore witness.
2:85  Then you are these - you kill yourselves and drive out a party of you from their homes, you assist one another against them in sin and enmity. And if they come to you as captives, you ransom them, and it is forbidden to you to drive them out. So do you believe in part of the Book and disbelieve in part? So what is the recompense of who of you does that except disgrace in the worldly life? And on the Day of Resurrection they shall be sent back to the most severe punishment. And God is not heedless of what you do.
2:86  Those who have bought the worldly life with the hereafter, the punishment shall not be lightened from them nor shall they be helped.
2:87  And indeed We gave Moses the Book and We followed him with the messengers. And We gave Jesus, son of Mary, the clear proofs and We strengthened him with the Holy Spirit. Do you then, everytime a messenger comes to you with what your souls love not, proudly scorn him, and charge a part with lying and slay a part?
2:88  And they say, 'Our hearts are uncircumcised; 'Nay, God has cursed them in their disbelief, and little is what they believe.
2:89  And when a book came to them from God confirming what was with them, and they had before prayed for victory over those who disbelieve, then when that came to them which they knew, they disbelieved in it, - So God's curse is on the disbelievers.
2:90  For a bad bargain have they sold their souls, not to believe in what God has revealed, grudging because God sends down of His grace on whomsoever of His servants He will; and they have brought on themselves anger upon anger and for the disbelievers is there shameful punishment.
2:91  And when it was said to them, 'Believe in what God has sent down!' They said, 'We believe in what was sent down to us.' And they disbelieve in what is behind it, while it is the truth confirming what is with them. Say, 'Then why were you slaying the prophets of God before, if you were believers?'
2:92  And indeed Moses came to you with the clear proofs, then you took the calf when he had gone and you were wrongdoers.
2:93  And when We took a covenant with you and raised the mountain over you, 'Take what we have given you with resolution and hear.' They said, 'We heard and we disobeyed.' And they were made to drink the calf into their hearts in their disbelief. Say, 'An evil thing is it which your belief bids you do, if you are believers.'
2:94  Say, 'If the abode of the hereafter with God is yours alone and not mankind's, wish for death then if you are truthful.'
2:95  But they will never wish for it because of what their hands have sent on before; and God is knowing of wrongdoers.
2:96  And surely you will find them the greediest of mankind for life, and of those who associate partners; there is one of them wishes if he might be spared a thousand years, yet his being spared alive shall not remove him from the punishment. And God sees what they do.
2:97  Say, 'Who is an enemy to Gabriel? Then indeed he has revealed it upon your heart, with God's permission, confirming what is before it, and a guidance and glad tidings to believers.
2:98  Who is an enemy to God and His angels and His messengers and Gabriel and Michael? - Then indeed, God is an enemy to the disbelievers.'
2:99  And indeed We have sent down to you clear signs, and none will disbelieve in it except the disobedient.
2:100  Is it ever so that when they make a covenant a party of them set it aside? Nay, most of them do not believe.
2:101  And when there comes to them a messenger confirming what they have, a part of those who have received the Book reject God's book, casting it behind their backs as though they did not know.
2:102  And they follow that which the devils recited against Solomon's kingdom; - it was not Solomon who disbelieved, but the devils who disbelieved, teaching men magic, - and what has been revealed to the two angels at Babylon, Harut and Marut; yet these taught no one until they said, 'We are only a temptation, so do not disbelieve.' Men learn from them that by which they may part man and wife; but they can harm no one with it, except with the permission of God, and they learn what hurts them and profits them not. And indeed they knew that whoever purchased it would have no portion in the Hereafter; and surely sad is the price at which they have sold their souls, if they were to know.
2:103  And if they had believed and feared, surely a reward from God would have been better, if they were to know.
2:104  O you who believe! Do not say, 'Observe us,' but say, 'Regard us,' and listen; and for disbelievers shall be painful punishment.
2:105  Those who disbelieve of the people of the Book and the idolaters do not love that any good should be sent down upon you from your Lord; but God specially favours with His mercy whom He wills, And God is the possessor of great grace.
2:106  Whatever verse we may annul or cause you to forget, we will bring a better one than it, or one like it; do you not know that God is powerful over everything?
2:107  Do you not know that God's is the kingdom of the heavens and the earth? Nor have you besides God a patron or a helper.
2:108  Or do you wish to question your messenger as Moses was questioned before? And whoever takes disbelief in exchange for faith has surely erred from the level road.
2:109  Many of the People of the Book wish they might return you to disbelievers, after your belief, through envy from themselves, after the truth has been made clear to them; but pardon and overlook till God brings His command; indeed God is powerful over everything.
2:110  And be steadfast in prayer, and give alms; and what you send forward for your souls of good, you shall find it with God, indeed, God is seer of what you do.
2:111  And they say, 'None shall enter the Garden except one who is a Jew or a Christian.' That is their wishful thinking. Say: 'Bring your proof, if you are truthful.'
2:112  Yes, whoever submits his face to God and he is a good-doer, he shall have his reward from his Lord, and no fear shall be on them, and they shall not grieve.
2:113  And the Jews say, 'The Christians rest on nothing;' and the Christians say, 'The Jews rest on nothing;' and they read the Book. So, too, say those who know not, like to what these say; but God shall judge between them on the Day of Resurrection concerning that in which they were disagreeing.
2:114  And who is more unjust than he who prevents God's mosques, that His name should be mentioned in them, and who strives to ruin them? It is not for such to enter them except in fear, for them is disgrace in this world, and for them in the Hereafter is a great punishment.
2:115  And God's is the east and the west, so wherever you turn there is God's face; indeed, God is immense, knowing.
2:116  And they said, 'God took a son.' Glory be to Him. Nay, His is what is in the heavens and the earth. All are obedient to Him.
2:117  Originator of the heavens and the earth, and when He decrees a matter, He only says to it, 'Be' and it is.
2:118  And those who do not know say, 'Why does God not speak to us or there come to us a sign?' So spoke those before them like unto their speech. Their hearts are all alike. Indeed, We have made clear the signs unto a people that are sure.
2:119  Indeed We have sent you with the truth, a bearer of good news and of warning, and you shall not be questioned about the fellows of Hell.
2:120  And the Jews will not be satisfied with you, nor the Christians, until you follow their religion. Say, 'God's guidance is the guidance.' And if you follow their lusts after the knowledge that has come to you, you have not then from God a patron or a helper.
2:121  Those to whom We have given the Book they follow it its due following, those believe in it; and whoever disbelieves in it, then those, they are the losers.
2:122  O children of Israel! Remember my favour which I bestowed upon you, and that I favoured you over the worlds.
2:123  And fear a day no soul will recompense a soul anything, nor shall a compensation be accepted from it, nor will intercession profit it; and they shall not be helped.
2:124  And when his Lord tried Abraham with words, and he fulfilled them, He said, 'Indeed, I will set you as a leader for mankind.' He said, 'And from my offspring?' He said, 'My covenant does not reach the evildoers.'
2:125  And when we made the House a place of visitation for mankind, and a sanctuary, and: 'Take the station of Abraham for a place of prayer.' And We made a covenant with Abraham and Ishmael: 'Purify My House for those who make the circuit, and those who pay devotions, and those who bow down, and those who prostrate.'
2:126  And when Abraham said, 'My Lord make this a town of safety, and provide its people with fruits, whoever believed in God and the Last Day of them.' He said, 'And whoever disbelieved, then I will give him a little enjoyment, then I will drive him to the punishment of the fire, and evil is the destination.'
2:127  And when Abraham raised up the foundations of the House with Ishmael: 'Our Lord! Accept from us; indeed You, You are the Hearing, the Knowing.
2:128  Our Lord! And make us submissive to You, and of our offspring a nation submissive to You. And show us our rites, and relent towards us, indeed You, You are the Relenting, the Compassionate.
2:129  Our Lord! And send them a messenger from them, to read to them Your signs and teach them the Book and wisdom, and purify them; indeed You, You are the Mighty, the Wise.'
2:130  And who is averse to the faith of Abraham except him who fooled himself? And indeed We have chosen him in this world, and indeed in the Hereafter he is surely of the righteous.
2:131  When his Lord said to him, 'Submit,' he said, 'I have submitted to the Lord of the worlds.'
2:132  And Abraham instructed his sons therein, and Jacob, 'O my sons! Indeed, God has chosen for you the religion, so definitely die not except while you are those who submit.'
2:133  Or were you witnesses when Jacob was facing death, when he said to his sons, 'What will you serve when I am gone?' They said, 'We will serve your god, the god of your fathers Abraham, and Ishmael, and Isaac, one god; and we are those who submit to Him.'
2:134  That is a nation that has passed away, theirs is what they earned; and yours shall be what you have earned; you shall not be questioned concerning that which they have done.
2:135  And they say, 'Be Jews or Christians, you will be guided.' Say, 'Nay, the faith of Abraham, the upright, he was not of the idolaters.'
2:136  Say, 'We believe in God, and what has been revealed to us, and what has been revealed to Abraham, and Ishmael, and Isaac, and Jacob, and the Tribes, and what was brought to Moses and Jesus, and what was brought to the Prophets from their Lord; we make no distinction between any one of them, and we are those who submit to Him.'
2:137  So if they believe in that which you believe, then indeed, they are guided; but if they turn away, then they are only in schism, and soon God will suffice you against them, and He is the Hearing, the Knowing.
2:138  The dye of God. And who is better than God at dyeing? And we are His worshippers.
2:139  Say, 'Do you argue with us concerning God, and He is our Lord and your Lord? And for us our works and for you your works, and unto Him we are sincere.'
2:140  Or do you say that Abraham, and Ishmael, and Isaac, and Jacob, and the Tribes were Jews or Christians?' Say, 'Are you more knowing or God? And who is more unjust than one who concealed a testimony with him from God?' And God is not heedless of what you do.
2:141  That is a nation that has passed away; theirs is what they earned, and yours is what you have earned; and you shall not be asked about what they used to do.
2:142  The fools among the people will say, 'What has turned them from their direction of prayer which they were upon?' Say, 'God's is the east and the west, He guides whom He wills to a straight path.'
2:143  And thus we have made you a middle nation, to be witnesses against mankind, and that the messenger may be a witness against you. And We did not appoint the direction of prayer you were facing, except that We might know who followed the messenger from him who turned on his heels. And indeed, it was certainly a grave thing except for those whom God has guided; but God will not waste your faith. Indeed, God with mankind is surely pitying, compassionate.
2:144  Indeed We have seen you turning your face about in the heaven; so We will surely turn you to a direction of prayer that shall satisfy you. So turn your face towards the Sacred Mosque; and wherever you are, so turn your faces towards it. And indeed those who have been given the Book surely know it is the truth from their Lord. And God is not heedless of what they do.
2:145  And even if you should bring to those that have been given the Book every sign, they will not follow your direction of prayer; and you are not a follower of their direction of prayer, neither are they followers of one another's direction of prayer. And if you follow their lusts after the knowledge that has come to you, indeed, you would then be surely among the wrongdoers.
2:146  Those whom we have given the Book know him as they know their sons, and indeed, a party of them surely hide the truth, while they know.
2:147  It is the truth from your Lord, so do not be among the doubters.
2:148  And every man has his direction to which he turns; so race to the good works. Wherever you may be, God will bring you all together; surely God is powerful over everything.
2:149  And from wherever you come forth, turn your face towards the Holy Mosque; and indeed it is surely the truth from your Lord. And God is not heedless of what you do.
2:150  And from wherever you come forth, turn your face towards the Holy Mosque; and wherever you are, so turn your faces towards it, that the people may not have any argument against you, except those of them who are unjust; so do not fear them, but fear Me; and that I may perfect My favour upon you, and perhaps you may be guided;
2:151  As also We have sent among you a messenger of yourselves, to recite to you our signs, and to purify you and teach you the Book and the wisdom, and to teach you what you did not know;
2:152  So remember Me, I will remember you; and thank Me, and reject not Me.
2:153  O you who believe! Seek help with patience and the prayer; indeed God is with the patient.
2:154  And do not say of those who are slain in God's way 'Dead.' Nay, they are living, but you do not perceive.
2:155  And surely We will test you with something of fear, and hunger and loss of wealth, and souls and fruits; but give good news to the patient.
2:156  Those who when there falls on them a calamity, they say, 'Indeed, we are God's and, indeed, to Him we return.'
2:157  Those, on them are prayers from their Lord and mercy, and those - they are the guided ones.
2:158  Indeed, Safa and Marwa are among the waymarks of God; so whoever makes the pilgrimage to the House, or visits it, it is no crime for him to circumambulate them; and whoever volunteers good, then indeed, God is grateful, knowing.
2:159  Indeed, those who hide what we have revealed of the clear proofs and the guidance after We made it clear to mankind in the Book - those, God curses them and the cursers curse them.
2:160  Except those who repent and make amends, and show clearly. Then those, I relent towards them. I am the Relenting, the Compassionate.
2:161  Indeed, those who disbelieve and die while they are in disbelief, on them is the curse of God, and of the angels, and of mankind altogether;
2:162  To dwell in it forever; the punishment shall not be lightened for them, nor shall they be respited.
2:163  And your god is one god; there is no god but He, the Merciful, the Compassionate.
2:164  Indeed, in the creation of the heavens and the earth, and the alternation of the night and the day, and in the ship that runs in the sea with that which profits mankind, and in what water God sends down from heaven therewith reviving the earth after its death, and He dispersed in it of every creature, and in the shifting of the winds, and in the clouds that are pressed into service between heaven and earth, surely are signs to people who can understand.
2:165  And there are some among mankind who take to themselves peers other than God; They love them as they should love God; And those who believe love God more. O that those who are unjust could only see, when they see the punishment, that power is altogether God's. And that God is severe in punishment.
2:166  When those who are followed disown their followers, and they see the punishment, and their cords are cut asunder,
2:167  Those who followed shall say, 'Would that there was a return for us, then we will disown them as they disown us.' Thus God will show them their works; regret is upon them, and they shall not emerge from the fire.
2:168  O mankind! Eat of what is in the earth, things lawful and things good, and do not follow the footsteps of the devil, indeed, he is a clear enemy to you.
2:169  He only commands you evil and immorality, and that you should speak against God what you do not know.
2:170  And when it is said to them, 'Follow what God has revealed,' they say, 'Nay, we will follow what we found our fathers agreed upon.' Even though their fathers had no sense at all and had no guidance?
2:171  The likeness of those who disbelieve is as the likeness of him who shouts to that which hears nothing, except a call and a cry; deafness, dumbness, blindness, so they shall not understand.
2:172  O you who believe! Eat of the good things which We have provided you and give thanks unto God if it is Him you serve.
2:173  He has only forbidden for you what is dead, and blood, and flesh of swine, and whatever has been consecrated to other than God; but he who is forced, not seeking nor transgressing, then it is no sin for him; indeed, God is forgiving, compassionate.
2:174  Indeed, those who hide what God has revealed of the Book, and sell it for a little price, they shall eat nothing in their bellies except the fire; and God will not speak to them on the Day of Resurrection, nor will He purify them, but for them is painful punishment.
2:175  Those are the ones who have bought error at the price of guidance, and punishment at the price of forgiveness; so what is their patience on the fire?
2:176  That, because God has revealed the Book with truth, and indeed, those who disagree about the Book are surely in a wide schism.
2:177  It is not righteousness, that you turn your faces towards the east and the west, but righteousness is, one who believes in God, and the Last Day, and the Angels, and the Book, and the Prophets, and who gives wealth for His love to kinsfolk, and orphans, and the poor, and the wayfarer, and those who ask, and in the necks; and who is steadfast in prayer, and gives alms; and those who are sure of their covenant when they make a covenant; and the patient in poverty, and distress, and in time of violence; those are the ones who are true, and those, they are the righteous.
2:178  O you who believe! Retaliation is prescribed for you for the slain: the free for the free, the slave for the slave, the female for the female; but he who is pardoned for it anything from his brother, then follow up with goodness, and payment to him with goodness. That is an alleviation from your Lord, and a mercy; then whoever transgressed after that then for him is painful punishment.
2:179  And for you in retaliation there is life, O possessors of minds! Perhaps you will fear.
2:180  Prescribed for you, when one of you is face to face with death, if he leave goods, the legacy is to his parents, and to his kinsmen, in reason. A duty on those who fear.
2:181  But whoever alters it after he has heard it, - the sin thereof is only upon those who alter it; indeed God is hearing, knowing.
2:182  And he who fears from the testator a wrong intention, or a crime, and makes peace between the parties, it is no sin to him; indeed, God is forgiving, compassionate.
2:183  O you who believe! Prescribed for you is the fast, as it was prescribed for those before you; perhaps you may fear.
2:184  A certain number of days, but he amongst you who is ill or on a journey, then another number of days. And those who are able to fast may redeem it by feeding a poor man; but whoever follows an impulse to a good work it is better for him; and if you fast it is better for you, if you know.
2:185  The month of Ramadan, the one in which was revealed the Quran, a guidance to mankind, and clear proofs of the guidance, and the Criterion. So whoever witnesses the month then let him fast it; and whoever is sick or on a journey, then another number of days; - God desires for you what is easy, and desires not for you what is difficult, - and that you fulfill the number, and magnify God that He has guided you, and perhaps you may be thankful.
2:186  And when My servants ask you about Me, then indeed I am near. I answer the prayer's prayer when he calls on Me. So let them respond to Me and let them believe in Me; perhaps they may be directed aright.
2:187  Lawful for you the night of the fast is sexual relations to your women; they are a garment for you, and you are a garment for them. God knew that you were unfaithful to yourselves, so He turned towards you and He forgave you. So now touch their skin, and seek what God has written for you. And eat and drink until the white thread is distinct to you from the black thread of the dawn. Then complete the fast to the night. And do not touch their skin while you are devoting in the mosques. Those are God's limits so do not go near them. Thus God makes clear His signs to mankind, perhaps they may fear.
2:188  And do not devour your wealth among yourselves vainly, nor present it to the judges that you may devour a part of the wealth of men sinfully, while you know.
2:189  They will ask you about the phases of the moon; say, 'They are indications of time for men and for the pilgrimage.' And it is not righteousness that you should enter into your houses from behind them but righteousness is he who fears; so enter into your houses by their doors and fear God; perhaps you may prosper.
2:190  And fight in God's way with those who fight with you, and do not transgress. Indeed, God does not love the transgressors.
2:191  And slay them wherever you find them, and drive them out from where they drove you out; and persecution is worse than slaying. But do not fight them by the Sacred Mosque until they fight you there; then if they fight you, then slay them - Thus is the reward of the disbelievers.
2:192  Then if they desist, then surely God is forgiving, compassionate.
2:193  And fight them, until there is no persecution and the religion is God's; then if they desist, then let there be no enmity except against wrongdoers.
2:194  The sacred month for the sacred month; for all sacred things demand retaliation. Then he who transgressed against you, then transgress against him in like manner as he transgressed against you, and fear God, and know that God is with those who fear.
2:195  And expend in the way of God; and cast not yourselves by your own hands into destruction, but do good; indeed, God loves the good-doers.
2:196  And fulfill the Pilgrimage and the Visitation to God; but if you are prevented, then what is easiest for you by way of gift. But do not shave your heads until the gift shall reach its destination; and he amongst you who is sick or has a hurt upon his head, then the redemption is by fasting or by charity or by an offering. But when you are safe again, then whosoever enjoys the Visitation until the Pilgrimage, let his offering be such as may be obtained with ease; or if he finds none, then a fast of three days in the Pilgrimage, and of seven when you return, that is ten completely; that is for him whose family are not present at the Sacred Mosque. And fear God and know that God is severe in punishment.
2:197  The Pilgrimage is in months well known: Whosoever then makes the Pilgrimage incumbent on himself then no sexual relations and no disobedience and no quarreling during the Pilgrimage; and whatsoever of good you do, God knows it; then provide yourself for your journey; but indeed, the best provision is piety. And fear Me, O possessors of minds!
2:198  It is no crime to you that you seek bounty from your Lord; but when you depart from Arafat, then remember God by the sacred waymark. And remember Him how He guided you, although you were surely before of those who err.
2:199  Then depart from where the people depart and ask forgiveness of God; indeed, God is forgiving, compassionate.
2:200  And when you have performed your rites, then remember God as you remember your fathers, or with a more lively remembrance. There is among men such as says, 'Our Lord! Give us in the world;' but of the hereafter no portion shall he have.
2:201  And some there are who say, 'Our Lord! Give us in the world good and in the hereafter good; and keep us from the punishment of the fire.'
2:202  Those - they have their portion from what they have earned; and God is swift in the reckoning.
2:203  Remember God for a certain number of days. Then whoever hastens off in two days, it is no sin to him, and he who lingers on it is no sin to him, - for him who fears. And fear God and know that unto Him you shall be gathered.
2:204  And among mankind is one whose speech concerning the worldly life pleases you, and he calls God to witness what is in his heart; and he is most violent in altercation,
2:205  And when he turns away, he strives upon the earth to do evil in it, and to destroy the tillage and the progeny; and God does not love evil doing.
2:206  And when it is said to him, 'Fear God,' pride takes hold upon him in sin; but Hell is enough for him. Surely an evil bed.
2:207  And there is among men one who sells his soul, seeking God's pleasure; and God is pitying with the servants.
2:208  O you who believe! Enter into the peace, one and all, and do not follow the footsteps of the devil; indeed, he is a clear enemy to you.
2:209  And if you slip after the clear proofs have come to you, then know that God is the Mighty, the Wise.
2:210  What can they expect but that God should come unto them in the shadow of a cloud, and the angels? But the matter is decreed, and unto God the matters return.
2:211  Ask the children of Israel how many a clear sign We gave to them; and whoever alters God's favours after that they have come to him, then indeed, God is severe in punishment.
2:212  Beautified is the worldly life to those who disbelieve; and they jest at those who believe. But those who fear shall be above them on the Day of Resurrection. And God gives provision to whom He will without account.
2:213  Mankind was one nation, then God sent prophets with good tidings and with warnings, and sent down with them the Book in truth, to judge between men in that in which they disagreed; but none disagreed therein except those who had been given it after the clear proofs had come to them, through envy amongst themselves; and God guided those who believe to that truth concerning which they disagreed by His permission, and God guides whom He wills unto a straight path.
2:214  Or do you think that you will enter the Garden while has not come to you as those who passed on before you? They were afflicted by misery and hardship, and they were made to quake, until the messenger and those who believed with him said, 'When is God's help?' Lo, indeed God's help is near.
2:215  They will ask you what they are to expend. Say, 'Whatever good you expend it should be for parents and kinsmen, and the orphans and the poor, and the wayfarer; and whatever good you do, so indeed, of it God knows.
2:216  Prescribed for you is fighting, but it is hateful to you. And it may be that you hate a thing, and it is good for you; and it may be that you love a thing, and it is bad for you; and God knows, and you do not know.
2:217  They will ask you of the sacred month, - of fighting therein. Say, 'Fighting therein is a great sin; but to bar from God's way, and disbelief in Him and in the Sacred Mosque, and to expel its people from it, is greater in God's sight; and persecution is greater than slaying.' And they will not cease to fight with you, until they turn you from your religion if they can; and whoever of you turns away from his religion, then dies while he is a disbeliever; then those their works are vain in the world and the hereafter; and those are the fellows of the fire, they shall dwell in it forever.
2:218  Indeed, those who believed, and those who fled and strove in God's way - those, they hope for God's mercy; and God is forgiving, compassionate.
2:219  They will ask you about strong drink and games of chance. Say, 'In them both is sin and profit to men; but the sin of both is greater than the profit of the same.' And they will ask you what they shall expend. Say, 'The surplus.' Thus God makes clear His signs to you; perhaps you may reflect
2:220  In the world and the hereafter. They will ask you about orphans: say, 'To do good to them is best.' And if you mix your affairs with theirs - then they are your brothers. And God knows the evildoer from the well doer; and if God will He will surely trouble you. Indeed, God is mighty, wise.
2:221  And do not marry idolatrous women until they believe, for surely a believing female slave is better than an idolatrous woman, even though she please you. And do not marry idolatrous men until they believe, for a believing slave is better than an idolater, even though he please you. Those invite to the fire, but God invites to the Garden and forgiveness by His permission, and makes clear His signs to the people; perhaps they may remember.
2:222  They will ask you about menstruation: say, 'It is a hurt.' So keep apart from women in their menstruation, and do not go near them until they are cleansed; then when they are cleansed come in to them by where God has ordered you; indeed, God loves those who repent, and He loves those who keep themselves clean.
2:223  Your women are your tilth, so come unto your tillage how you choose; but do a previous good act for yourselves, and fear God, and know that you are going to meet Him; and give good tidings to the believers.
2:224  And do not make God a hindrance, through your oaths, to being righteous and pious, and making peace among the people. And God is hearing, knowing.
2:225  God will not chastise you for idle speech in your oaths; but He will chastise you for what your hearts have earned; and God is forgiving, clement.
2:226  For those who swear from their women is a waiting of four months; then if they return - then indeed, God is forgiving, compassionate.
2:227  And if they resolve on divorce, surely God is hearing, knowing.
2:228  And divorced women must wait for themselves three courses; and it is not lawful to them that they hide what God has created in their wombs, if they believe in God and in the Last Day. And their husbands are more right to take them back in that if they desire a reconciliation; and for them like that which is upon them in reason; and for the men are a degree over them. And God is mighty, wise.
2:229  Divorce twice; then keep them in reason, or let them go with goodness. And it is not lawful for you to take from them anything of what you have given them, except both fear that they cannot keep God's limits. So if you fear that you both cannot keep God's limits then there is no crime on both of them about what she ransoms herself with. Those are God's limits, so do not transgress them; and whoever transgresses God's limits, then those - they are the wrongdoers.
2:230  Then if he divorces her she shall not be lawful to him after that, until she marry another husband; but if he divorces her, it is no crime in them both to come together again, if they think that they can keep within God's limits. And those are God's limits which He explains to a people who know.
2:231  And when you divorce women, and they have reached the prescribed time, then keep them kindly, or let them go in kindness, but do not keep them for harm to transgress; and whoever does that, then indeed, he is unjust to his own soul: and do not take God's signs in jest; and remember God's favours to you, and what He has sent down to you of the Book and wisdom, to admonish you thereby; and fear God, and know that God is knowing of all things.
2:232  And when you divorce women, and they have reached their prescribed term, then do not prevent them from marrying their husbands, when they have agreed with each other reasonably. That is what he is admonished with who amongst you believes in God and in the Last Day. That is more pure for you and cleaner. But God knows, and you do not know.
2:233  And the mothers must suckle their children two whole years for one who wishes to complete the time of suckling; and on him to whom it is born their sustenance and clothing are incumbent; in reason, no soul is tasked except its capacity. A mother shall not be made to suffer for her child; nor he to whom it is born for his child. And the same on the heir. Then if both parties wish to wean, by mutual consent of both of them and consultation, then it is no crime in them. And if you wish to provide a wet-nurse for your children, it is no crime in you when you pay what you have promised her, in reason. And fear God, and know that God is seer of what you do.
2:234  And those of you who die and leave wives behind, let these wait by themselves for four months and ten days; then when they have reached their prescribed time, there is no crime in them for what they do with themselves in reason; God is aware of what you do.
2:235  Nor is there any crime in you for that you make them an offer of marriage, or that you keep it secret, in your minds. God knows that you will remember them; but do not propose to them in secret, unless you speak a reasonable speech; and resolve not on the marriage tie until the Book shall reach its time; but know that God knows what is in your souls; so beware of Him! And know that God is forgiving, clement.
2:236  There is no crime upon you if you divorce the women whom you have not touched or settled for them a settlement. And provide provision for them; upon the wealthy according to his power, and upon the straitened in circumstances according to his power, a provision, in reason; - a duty upon the good-doers.
2:237  And if you divorce them before you have touched them, but have already settled for them a settlement; the half of what you have settled, unless they remit it, or he in whose hand is the marriage-tie remits it; and that you should remit is nearer to piety, and forget not liberality between you. Indeed, God is seer of what you do.
2:238  Guard the prayers, and the middle prayer, and stand before God, obedient.
2:239  And if you fear, then afoot or on horseback; then when you are in safety remember God, how He taught you that which you did not know.
2:240  And those of you who die and leave wives, should bequeath to their wives provision for the year, without expulsion; but if they go out, then there is no crime upon you in what they do concerning themselves, in reason; and God is mighty, wise.
2:241  And for the divorced women is a provision in reason, - a duty upon those who fear.
2:242  Thus God explains to you His signs; perhaps you may understand.
2:243  Have you not regarded those who left their homes by thousands, for fear of death; and God said to them 'Die,' and then He gave them life. Indeed, God is surely possessor of grace upon mankind, but most of the people give no thanks.
2:244  So fight in God's way, and know that God is hearing, knowing.
2:245  Who is there that will lend to God a good loan? So He will redouble it many a double for him; and God closes His hand and He extends, and to Him you shall return.
2:246  Have you not regarded the chiefs of the children of Israel after Moses' time, when they said to a prophet of theirs, 'Raise up for us a king, we will fight in God's way?' He said, 'Will you perhaps, if the fighting is prescribed upon you, not fight?' They said, 'And why should we not fight in God's way, now that we are dispossessed of our homes and sons?' But when it was written down for them to fight they turned back, except a few of them and God knows who are the wrongdoers.
2:247  And their prophet said to them, 'Indeed, God has raised up for you Saul as a king.' They said, 'How can the kingdom be his over us; we have more right to the kingdom than he, for he has not an amplitude of wealth?' He said, 'Indeed, God has chosen him over you, and has provided him with an extent of knowledge and of form. And God gives the kingdom unto whom He wills; and God is immense, knowing.'
2:248  And their prophet said to them, 'Indeed, a sign of his kingdom is that there shall come to you the ark with the shechina in it from your Lord, and a remnant of what the family of Moses and the family of Aaron left; the angels shall bear it.' In that surely is a sign to you if you are believers.
2:249  Then when Saul set out with the soldiers, he said, 'Indeed God will try you with a river, so whoever drinks from it, then he is not of me; but whoever does not taste it, then indeed, he is of me, except whoever laps it lapping with his hand.' Then they drank from it except a few of them, then when he crossed it, he and those who believed with him, they said, 'We have no power this day against Goliath and his soldiers,' Those who thought that they would meet God said, 'How many a small division of men have conquered a numerous division, by the permission of God, and God is with the patient.'
2:250  And when they went out against Goliath and his soldiers, they said, 'Our Lord, pour out patience over us, and make firm our feet, and help us against the disbelieving people.'
2:251  And they put them to flight by the permission of God, and David killed Goliath, and God gave him the kingdom and wisdom, and taught him of what He willed. And if not for God's repelling men one with the other, certainly the earth would become spoiled; but God is possessor of grace upon the worlds.
2:252  Those are the signs of God, we recite them to you in truth, and, indeed, you surely are of the messengers.
2:253  Those messengers we have favoured some of them over some. Of them is one to whom God spoke; and we have raised some of them degrees; and we have given Jesus, son of Mary, the clear proofs, and We strengthened him with the Holy Spirit. And had God willed, those who came after them would not have fought after there came to them the clear proofs. But they disagreed, and of them are some who believe, and of them some who disbelieve, but, had God willed, they would not have fought, but God does what He desires.
2:254  O you who believe! Spend of what we have bestowed upon you, before the day comes in which is no barter, and no friendship, and no intercession; and the disbelievers, they are the wrongdoers.
2:255  God, there is no god but He, the Living, the Self-subsistent. Slumber takes Him not, nor sleep. His is what is in the heavens and what is in the earth. Who is the one who intercedes with Him except by His permission? He knows what is before them and what is behind them, and they comprehend not anything of His knowledge except what He willed. His throne extends to the heavens and the earth, and the guarding of both of them tires Him not. And He is the High, the Great.
2:256  There is no compulsion in religion; certainly, rectitude has become distinct from error, then whosoever disbelieves in the idols and believes in God, then certainly he has grasped the firm handle for which there is no breaking off; and God is hearing, knowing.
2:257  God is the patron of those who believe, He brings them out from the darkness to the light. But those who disbelieve, their patrons are the idols, they bring them out from the light to the darkness; those are the fellows of the fire, they will dwell in it forever.
2:258  Do you not look at him who disputed with Abraham about his Lord, that God had given him the kingdom? When Abraham said, 'My Lord is He who gives life and death,' he said, 'I give life and death.' Abraham said, 'Then indeed, God brings up the sun from the east, so bring it up from the west.' And he who disbelieved was dumbfounded, and God does not guide wrongdoing people.
2:259  Or like the one who passed by a village, and it had fallen down on its roofs. He said, 'How will God revive this after its death?' Then God made him die for a hundred years, then He raised him. He said, 'How long have you tarried?' He said, 'I have tarried a day, or some part of a day.' He said, 'Nay, you have tarried a hundred years; then look at your food and your drink, they are not spoiled, and look at your ass; and we will make you a sign to men. And look at the bones how we scatter them and then clothe them with flesh.' Then when it was made clear to him, he said, 'I know that God is powerful over everything.
2:260  And when Abraham said, 'My Lord, show me how you will revive the dead,' He said, 'Do you not believe?' He said, 'Yes, but that my heart may be quieted.' He said, 'Then take four birds, and take them close to yourself; then put a part of them on every mountain; then call them, they will come to you in haste; and know that God is mighty, wise.'
2:261  The likeness of those who spend their wealth in God's way is as the likeness of a grain that grows to seven ears, in every ear a hundred grains, and God will double unto whom He wills; and God is immense, knowing.
2:262  Those who spend their wealth in God's way, then do not follow up what they expend by taunting with it and by annoyance, these have their reward with their Lord, and no fear is on them, neither shall they grieve.
2:263  Kind speech and forgiveness are better than charity followed by annoyance, and God is rich, clement.
2:264  O you who believe! Do not make your charities vain by taunts and annoyance, like the one who expends what he has for the sake of appearances before men, and does not believe in God and the Last Day; for his likeness is as the likeness of a flint with soil upon it, then a heavy shower falls on it and leaves it bare rock; they can do nothing with what they earn, and God does not guide the disbelieving folk.
2:265  And the likeness of those who expend their wealth seeking God's pleasure, and as an insurance for their souls, is as the likeness of a garden on a hill. A heavy shower falls on it, and it yields its produce twofold; then if no heavy shower falls on it, the dew does; and God sees the things you do.
2:266  Would any of you wish to have a garden of palms and vines, with rivers flowing beneath it, in which is every fruit; and when old age shall reach him, have weak offspring, and there fall on it a storm wind with fire therein, and it is burnt? Thus does God make clear to you the signs, perhaps you will reflect.
2:267  O you who believe! Spend of the good things that you have earned, and of what we have brought forth for you out of the earth, and do not take the bad thereof to spend, - what you would not take yourselves except you closed an eye on it. And know that God is rich, praiseworthy.
2:268  The devil promises you poverty and bids you immorality, but God promises you forgiveness from Him and grace, and God is immense, knowing.
2:269  He brings wisdom unto whom He will, and whoever is brought wisdom, then certainly he is brought much good; but none will remember except those endowed with minds.
2:270  And whatever expense you spend, or vow you vow, then indeed, God knows it; but the wrongdoers have no helpers.
2:271  If you display the charities, then it is excellent; and if you hide it and give it to the poor, then is it better for you, and will expiate for you your evil deeds; and God is aware of what you do.
2:272  Not upon you, is their guidance; but God guides whom He will; and whatever of good you expend then it is for yourselves, and do not expend except seeking for God's face. And what you expend of good, it shall be repaid to you in full, and you shall not be wronged, -
2:273  Unto the poor, those who are straitened in God's way, and are unable to journey in the land; the ignorant supposes them rich because of their modesty, but you shall know them by their mark, they do not beg from men importunately. And whatever you spend of good, then surely God knows it.
2:274  Those who expend their wealth by night and day, secretly and openly, they shall have their reward with their Lord. No fear shall come on them nor shall they grieve.
2:275  Those who devour usury shall not stand, except as he stands whom the devil has paralysed with the touch; that is because they say 'Selling is only like usury,' but God has made selling lawful and usury unlawful; then he to whom the admonition from his Lord has come, if he desists, what has gone before is his: his matter is committed to God. But whosoever returns then those are the fellows of the fire, they shall dwell in it forever.
2:276  God shall blot out usury, but shall make charities profitable, and God loves not any sinful disbeliever.
2:277  Indeed, those who believed and did good works, and were steadfast in the prayer, and gave the alms, for them is their reward with their Lord; and no fear on them, and they will not grieve.
2:278  O you who believe! Fear God, and remit the balance of usury, if you are believers;
2:279  And if you will not do it, then be informed of a war from God and His messenger, but if you repent, your capital is yours. You shall not wrong, nor shall you be wronged.
2:280  And if it be one in difficulties, then wait for easy circumstances; but that you remit it as charity is better for you, if you know.
2:281  Fear a day wherein you shall return to God; then shall each soul be paid what it has earned, and they shall not be wronged.
2:282  O you who believe! When you engage to one another in debt to a named term, then write it down, and let a scribe write it down between you faithfully; and let not a scribe refuse to write as God taught him, but let him write, and let him who owes dictate; but let him fear God his Lord, and not diminish from it anything; but if he who owes be a fool, or weak, or cannot dictate himself, then let his agent dictate faithfully, and let them call two witnesses out from amongst your men; and if there be not two men, then a man and two women, from those whom he chooses for witnesses, so that if one of the two should err, the second of the two may remind the other; and let not the witnesses refuse when they are summoned; and let them not tire of writing it, be it small or great, with its time of payment. That is more just in the sight of God, and most straight for testimony, and brings you nearer to not doubting. Unless, indeed, it be a ready-money transaction between you, which you arrange between yourselves, then it is no crime against you that you do not write it down; but bring witnesses to what you sell one to another, and let not either scribe or witness come to harm, for if you do, then indeed it will be disobedience in you; but fear God, for God teaches you, and God knows all things.
2:283  But if you are upon a journey, and you cannot find a scribe, then let a pledge be taken. Then if one of you trust another, then let him who is trusted surrender his trust, and let him fear God his Lord, and conceal not testimony, and whoever conceals it, then indeed, sinful is his heart: and God knows what you do.
2:284  God's is what is in the heavens and what is in the earth, and if you show what is in your souls or hide it, God will call you to account for it; and He forgives whom He will, and punishes whom He will. And God is powerful over everything.
2:285  The messenger believed in what is sent down to him from his Lord, and the believers all believed in God, and His Angels, and His Books, and His Messengers - We make no distinction between any of His messengers - and they said, 'We heard and we obeyed, Your forgiveness, our Lord! And to You is the destination.'
2:286  God does not task a soul except its capacity. For it what it earned, and against it what it earned. Our Lord! do not chastise us if we forget or we make mistake. Our Lord! And do not lay upon us a burden like what You laid on those who were before us. Our Lord! And do not lay on us that which we have not power of. And pardon us, and forgive us, and have mercy on us. You are our sovereign, so help us against the disbelieving people.