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And strive in (the cause of) Allah with the striving that is due to His (cause). He has chosen you and He has not made any difficulty for you in religion, the religious dictates of your father Ibrahim, He had named you Muslims before and in this (too), that the messenger may be a witness over you ( by keeping an eye on you all) and you may be witnesses over mankind (by keeping an eye on them). So establish worship (salat) and give charity (zakat) and hold fast to Allah. He is your Guardian and an Excellent Guardian and Excellent Helper.
Successful indeed are the believers:
Those who are humble during their worship (salat)
and those who keep away from what is vain
and those who are active in giving charity (zakat)
and those who guard their private parts
except from their mates or those whom their right hands possess, then (in their case) they are certainly free of blame,
but whoever seeks beyond that, then those are the persons who transgress,
and those who are keepers of their trusts and their agreements
and those who guard their worship (salat).
Those are the inheritors
who will inherit paradise, they will stay in it.
And We have indeed created man from something taken out from clay.
Then We made it a sperm in a settling place,
then We proportioned the sperm (into) that which clings and hangs like a leech, then We proportioned that which clings and hangs like a leech (into a thing like) chewed flesh, then We proportioned (the thing like) chewed flesh (into) bones, then We clothed the bones with flesh, then We developed him in another creation. So blessed be Allah, the Best of Proportioners.
Then after that you certainly die.
Then on the day of resurrection you will certainly be raised.
And We have created seven paths above you, and We are not heedless of the creation.
And We send down water from the sky with a (set) programme, then We settle it in the earth, and We have the power on its removal.
And from it We produce gardens of date palms and grapes for you, there are many fruits for you in them and you eat from them,
and the (olive) tree that springs out from Mount Sinai, growing with oil (in it) and a curry for those who eat.
And there is certainly a lesson for you in the cattle, We make you to drink from that which is in their stomachs and there are many benefits for you in them and (some) of them you eat,
and on them and on the ships you are carried. (R 1)
And We had sent Nuh to his people so he said, "O my people! serve (worship) Allah, there is no god for you other than Him. Will you not then guard (against the evil of worshipping others)?"
So the leaders of those who did not believe from among his people said, "He is no more than a man like yourselves, he intends to achieve superiority over you, and had Allah willed He would have sent down angels, We have not heard this among our ancient forefathers.
He is nothing but a man who is possessed by jinn, so bear with him till (some) time."
He said, "My Fosterer! help me because they deny me."
So We communicated to him, "Make the ship before Our eyes and (according to) Our communication. Then when Our commandment comes and the water gushes forth from (the reservoir in) the valley, make each pair (consisting) of two, to enter the (ship) along with your people, except him among them against whom the word has already gone forth, and do not speak to me regarding those who are unjust, they will certainly be drowned.
Then when you are balanced on the ship, you and those with you, then say: "Praise is due only for Allah Who delivered us from the unjust people."
And say, "My Fosterer! make me alight a blessed alighting and You are the Best of those who cause to alight."
There are certainly signs in that, and We are ever testing (people).
Then after them We produced another generation,
then We sent among them a messenger from among themselves (saying), "Serve Allah, there is no god for you other than Him. Will you not then guard (against the evil of worshipping others)?"
And the leaders of his people who did not believe and denied the meeting of the hereafter and whom We had made to enjoy in the life of the world said, “This is no more than a man like yourselves, he eats from that from which you eat and he drinks from that which you drink.
And if you obey a man like yourselves, then you will certainly be of the losers.
Does he promise you, that when you are dead and you become (part of the) soil and bones, that you will be brought out (alive again)?
Far, far is that which you are promised.
There is nothing except our life of this world, we die and we live and we will not be of those who are raised (after death).
He is nothing but a man who has forged a lie against Allah and we are not of those who believe in him."
He said, "My Fosterer! help me because they deny me."
He said, "In a little while they will definitely become regretters."
So a loud cry took hold of them in reality, then We made them rubbish, so away with the unjust people.
Then after them We produced other generations.
No community can advance its term nor can it postpone it.
Then We sent Our messengers one after another. Whenever its messenger came to a community, it denied him, so We made some of them to follow others and We made them stories, so away with the people who do not believe.
Then We sent Musa and his brother Harun with Our signs and clear authority,
to Firawn and the leaders of his (people), but they considered themselves great and they were a transgressing people.
So they said, "Shall we believe in two men like us while (the people) of their community are our servants?"
So they denied them, therefore they became of those who were destroyed.
And We gave Musa the book that they may be guided.
And We made the son of Maryam and his mother a sign; and for shelter We took them to a high place, with springs, (which was) meant for staying.
O you messengers! eat from the good things and do righteous work, I certainly know about that which you do.
And this community of yours is certainly a single community and I am your Fosterer so fear Me.
But they (their followers) divided their (religious) affairs among themselves (becoming different) sects, each party being happy with that which was with it.
So leave them in their confused ignorance till a time.
Do they think that by Our helping them with wealth and sons,
We are hastening good things for them? No! they do not perceive.
Those who are afraid due to the fear of their Fosterer,
and those who believe in the signs of their Fosterer,
and those who do not associate partners with their Fosterer,
and those who give that which they give, with their hearts full of fear because they have to return to their Fosterer,
those are the persons who certainly hasten in good things and they are foremost in them.
And We do not task a soul except to its capacity. And with Us is a record which speaks the truth, and they will not be dealt with unjustly.
No ! their hearts are in a confused ignorance about this, and theirs are works besides that, which they (go on) doing
until when We afflict those who are well off among them with punishment, then they will cry for help.
Do not cry for help this day, you will certainly not be helped by Us.
My signs were indeed read to you but you used to turn back on your heels,
considering yourselves great with respect to them, getting engaged in story telling and shameful talk.
Do they not reflect on the word or has there come to them (something) which had not come to their ancient forefathers?
Or are they not recognizing their messenger, (and) therefore they are rejecting him?
Or do they say he is possessed by jinn? No! he has come to them with the truth but most of them are haters of truth.
And had the truth followed their desires, then the skies and the earth and whoever (whatever) is therein would have surely been in disorder. No! We have given to them their reminder but they turn away from their reminder.
Or do you ask them for a recompense (for preaching)? Then the recompense of your Fosterer is the best and He is the Best of those who provide.
And you are certainly inviting them to the straight path,
but those who do not believe in the hereafter, they are certainly deviating from the path.
And (even) if We show mercy to them and remove the harm with which they are afflicted, they would still persist blindly wandering on in their rebellion.
And We had caught them in the punishment but (even then) they do not submit themselves to their Fosterer, and they do not humble themselves,
until when We open on them the door of severe punishment, then they will be in despair therein. (R 4)
And He it is Who has produced for you the ears and the eyes and the hearts (but) the gratitude which you show is (comparatively) less.
And He it is Who has multiplied (and spread) you in the earth and to Him you will be gathered.
And He it is Who gives life and causes death and the alternation of the night and the day is due to Him. Will you not then understand?
No ! they say the like of that which the ancients said.
They say, "What! when we are dead and become (part of the) soil and bones, will we really be raised?
We are promised this, we and our forefathers earlier, these are nothing but stories of the ancient."
Say, "Whose is the earth and whoever is therein, if you know?"
They will say, "Allah's." Say, "Will you not then be mindful?"
Say, "Whose is the Fostering of the seven skies (higher levels) and the Lordship of the great throne (of the universe)?"
They will say, "Allah's." Say, "Will you not then guard (against evil)?"
Say, "Who is it in Whose hand is the control of everything and He protects and there is no (one who can) protect against Him, if you know?"
They will say, "(This is also in) Allah's (control)." Say, “Then how are you under the influence of magic?”
No ! We have brought to them the truth but they are certainly liars.
Allah has not taken any son nor is there any (other) god with Him, (had there been two or more gods, then) in that case, each god would have taken away that which he had created and some would have dominated over others, glorified be Allah above that which they describe,
Knower of the unseen and the seen and He is Highly Exalted above that which they associate as partners (with Him).
Say, "My Fosterer! if you show me that which they are promised,
my Fosterer! then do not make me to be among the unjust people."
And We are certainly able to show you that which We have promised them.
And say, "My Fosterer! I seek Your
protection from the suggestions of
And say, "My Fosterer! I seek Your protection from the suggestions of the devils,
and I seek Your protection, my Fosterer! lest they be present with me."
(Some people continue to do evil) until when death comes to one of them (then) he says. "My Fosterer! send me back
that I may set right in (the world, all wrongs) which I have left behind." By no means! It is (only) a sentence which he says. And behind them is a barrier till the day they are raised.
Then when it will be blown into the trumpet (structure of the universe) then there will be no relationships between them on that day and (therefore) they will not (be able to) demand from one another.
Then those whose weight (of good) is heavy, those are the successful persons.
And those whose weight (of good) is light, those are the persons who (have put) themselves (in) loss, they will stay in hell.
The fire will burn their faces, and (due to severe suffering), they will have therein, an expression of torture with their lips apart.
Were not My signs read to you? But you used to deny them.
They will say, "Our Fosterer! our misfortune prevailed over us and we became a misguided people.
Our Fosterer ! take us out of this, if we again return (to evil) then we will certainly be unjust."
He will say, "Go away into it and do not speak to Me.
There was a party from among My servants who said: Our Fosterer ! we believe, so protectively forgive us and have mercy on us and you are the Best of those who are merciful.
But you took them as a ridicule to the extent that they made you forget (even) My remembrance and you used to laugh at (some) of them.
I have rewarded them this day because they were patient, they are certainly the achievers (of success)."
He will say, "How long did you stay in the earth, counting in years?"
They will say, "We stayed for a day or part of a day but ask those who keep the account."
He will say, "You did not stay but a little, had you but known.
Did you then think that We created you without any purpose and that you will not be returned to Us?"
So Highly Exalted is Allah the Real King, there is no god except Him, Lord of the honoured throne (of the universe).
And he who prays to another (presumed) god along with Allah, having no proof with him of it (being a god), then (the responsibility of taking) his account (rests) only on Allah. The infidels will certainly not be successful.
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