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God! There is
no god but He, The Living, The Eternal.
He sent down to thee the Book with The Truth, that which establishes as true what was
before it. And He caused to descend the Torah and the Gospel
before this as a guidance for humanity. And He caused to descend the Criterion between right and wrong. Truly, those who were ungrateful for the signs of God, for them is
a severe punishment. And God is
Almighty, Possessor of Requital.
Truly, God, nothing is hidden from Him in or on the earth nor in heaven.
He Who forms you in the wombs how He wills. There is no god but He, Almighty, Wise.
It is He who caused the Book to descend to thee. In it are signs, ones that are definitive. They are
the essence of the Book and others, ones that are unspecific. Then, those whose hearts are
swerving, they follow what was unspecific in it, looking for dissent and looking for an interpretation, but none knows its interpretation but God. And the ones who are firmly rooted in knowledge say: We believed in it as all is
from our Lord. And none recollects, but those imbued with intuition.
Our Lord! Cause our hearts not to swerve after Thou hadst guided us. And bestow on us mercy from that which proceeds from Thy Presence. Truly, Thou, Thou alone art
Our Lord! Truly, Thou art
One Who Gathers humanity on a Day in which there is
no doubt in it. Truly, God breaks not His solemn declaration.
Truly, those who were ungrateful, it
will not avail them—neither their wealth nor their children—against God at all. And those, they will be
fuel for the fire,
in like manner of the people of Pharaoh and those who were before them. They denied Our signs so God took them because of their impiety. And God is Severe in repayment.
Say to those who were ungrateful: You will be vanquished and you will be assembled into hell. It will be a miserable Final Place.
had been a sign for you in the two factions who met one another—one faction fights in the way of God and the other as ones who are ungrateful, whom they see twice the like of visibly in their eyes. And God confirms with His help whom He wills. Truly, in this is
a lesson for those imbued with insight.
Made to appear pleasing to humanity was
the cherishing of lust: From women and children and that which is
heaped up heaps of gold and silver and horses, ones that are distinguished, and flocks and cultivation, that is
the enjoyment of this present life, while God, with Him is
the goodness of
Say: Shall I tell you of better than that? For those who were Godfearing, with their Lord are
Gardens beneath which rivers run. They are
ones who will dwell in them forever with purified spouses and contentment from God. And God is
those who say: Our Lord! Truly, we believed, so forgive us our impieties and protect us from the punishment of the fire:
They are the ones who remain steadfast and the ones who are sincere and the ones who are morally obligated and the ones who spend in the way of God
and the ones who ask for forgiveness at the breaking of day.
God bore witness that there is
no god but He, as do the angels and those imbued with the knowledge, the ones who uphold equity. There is
no god but He, The Almighty, The Wise.
Truly the way of life with God is
submission to the One God
. And at variance were those who were given the Book after what drew near them of the knowledge out of insolence among themselves. And whoever is ungrateful for the signs of God, then, truly, God is
Swift in reckoning.
So if they argued with thee, then say: I submitted my face to God as have those who followed me. And say to those who were given the Book and to the unlettered: Have you submitted to God? If they submitted to God, then, surely, they were truly guided. And if they turned away, then, on thee is
only delivering the message. And God is
Seeing of His
Truly, those who are ungrateful for the signs of God and kill the Prophets without right and kill those who command to equity from among humanity, then, give thou to them the good tidings of a painful punishment.
Those, those are
they whose actions were fruitless in the present and the world to come. And for them there is
no one who helps.
Hast thou not considered those who were given a share of the Book? They are called to the Book of God to give judgment between them. Again, a group of people among them turn away and they, they are
ones who turn aside.
because they said: The fire will not touch us but for numbered days. And they were deluded in their way of life by
what they had been devising.
How then will it be
when We gathered them on a Day, there is
no doubt in it? The account of every soul will be paid in full for what it earned and they, they will not be wronged?
Say: O God! The One Who is Sovereign of Dominion, Thou hast given dominion to whom Thou hast willed, and Thou hast torn away dominion from whom Thou hast willed. Thou hast rendered powerful whom Thou hast willed, and Thou hast abased whom Thou hast willed. In Thy hand is the good. Truly, Thou art
Powerful over everything.
Thou hast caused the nighttime to be interposed into the daytime. And Thou hast caused the daytime to be interposed into the nighttime. And Thou hast brought out the living from the dead. And Thou hast brought out the dead from the living. Thou hast provided to whomever Thou hast willed without stinting.
Let not the ones who believe take to themselves the ones who are ungrateful for protectors instead of the ones who believe. And whoever accomplishes that is not with God in anything, unless it is
because you are Godfearing that you are being cautious towards them. And God cautions you of Himself. And to God is
Say: Whether you conceal what is
in your breasts or show it, God knows it and He knows whatever is
in the heavens and whatever is
in and on the earth. And God is
Powerful over everything.
A Day when
every soul will find that which is brought forward of good and what it did of evil. It will wish that there be
between this and between that a long space of time. God cautions you of Himself. And God is
Gentle to the servants.
Say: If you had been loving God, then, follow me. And God will love you and forgive you your impieties. God is
Say: Obey God and the Messenger. Then, if they turned away, then, truly, God loves not the ones who are ungrateful.
Truly, God favored Adam and Noah and the people of Abraham and the people of Imran above all
some of one another’s offspring. And God is
The Hearing, The Knowing.
when the woman of Imran said: My Lord! I vowed to Thee what is in my womb—that which is dedicated—so receive Thou this from me. Truly, Thou, Thou alone art
The Hearing, The Knowing.
Then, when she brought forth she said: My Lord! Truly, I brought her forth, a female. And God is
greater in knowledge of what she brought forth. And the male is not like the female. And, truly, I named her Mary. And, truly, I commend her to Thy protection and her offspring from the accursed Satan.
So her Lord received her with the very best acceptance. And her bringing forth caused the very best to develop in her. And Zechariah took charge of her. Whenever Zechariah entered upon her in her sanctuary, he found her with provision. He said: O Mary! From where is
this for thee (f)? She said: This is
from God. Truly, God provides to whom He wills without reckoning.
There Zechariah called to his Lord. He said: My Lord! Bestow on me good offspring from Thy Presence. Truly, Thou art
hearing the supplication.
Then, the angels proclaimed to him while he was one who stands to invoke blessings in the sanctuary that God gives thee good tidings of Yahya—one who establishes the Word of God as true—a chief and concealer of secrets and a Prophet among the ones in accord with morality.
He said: My Lord! How is it I will have a boy while, surely, I reached old age and my woman is a barren woman. He said: Thus, God accomplishes what He wills.
He said: My Lord! Assign a sign for me. He said: Thy sign is that
thou wilt not speak to humanity for three days but by gesture and remember thy Lord frequently, and glorify in the evening and early morning.
when the angels said: O Mary! Truly, God favored thee (f), and purified thee (f), and favored thee (f) above women of the world.
O Mary! Be thou morally obligated to thy Lord and prostrate thyself (f) and bow down (f) with the ones who bow down.
tidings from the unseen We reveal to thee. And thou hadst not been present with them when they cast their pens as to which of them would take control of Mary, nor hadst thou been present with them when they strive against one another.
when the angels said: O Mary! Truly, God gives thee (f) good tidings of a Word from Him. His name is the Messiah—Jesus son of Mary—well-esteemed in the present and the world to come and among the ones who are brought near.
And he will speak to humanity from the cradle and in manhood and be
among the ones in accord with morality.
She said: My Lord! How is it I will be with child when no mortal touches me? He said: Thus, God creates whatever He wills. When He decreed a command, then, He only says to it: Be! Then, it is!
And He teaches him the Book and wisdom and the Torah and the Gospel
a Messenger to the Children of Israel saying
: Surely I drew near you with a sign from your Lord that I will create for you out of clay a likeness of a bird. Then, I breathe into it and it will become a bird with the permission of God. And I cure one who is blind from birth and the leper and give life to dead mortals with the permission of God. And I tell you what you eat and what you store up in your houses. Truly, in that is a sign for you if you had been ones who believe.
And I come with
that which establishes as true what was before me of the Torah, and permit you some of what was forbidden to you. And I drew near you with a sign from your Lord. So be Godfearing of God and obey Me.
Truly, God is
my Lord and your Lord so worship Him. This is
a straight path.
And when Jesus became conscious of their ingratitude, he said: Who are
my helpers for God? The disciples said: We will be
helpers for God. We believed in God and bear thee witness that we are
ones who submit to God.
Our Lord! We believed in what Thou hadst caused to descend. And we followed the Messenger so write us down with the ones who bear witness.
And they planned and God planned. And God is Best of the ones who plan.
when God said: O Jesus! I will be
One Who Gathers thee and One Who Elevates thee to Myself and One Who Purifies thee from those who were ungrateful, and One Who Makes those who followed thee above those who were ungrateful until the Day of Resurrection. Again, you will return to Me. Then, I will give judgment between you about what you had been at variance in it.
So as for those who were ungrateful, then, I will punish them with a severe punishment in the present and the world to come. And for them there is
no one who helps.
And to those who believed and did as the ones in accord with morality, We will pay them their account with full compensation. And God loves not the ones who are unjust.
We recount to thee are
of the signs and the wise remembrance.
Truly the parable of Jesus with God is
like the parable of Adam. He created him from earth dust. Again, He said to him: Be! Then, he is!
The Truth is
from thy Lord, so be not of the ones who contest.
Then, to whoever argued with thee about it after what drew near thee of the knowledge, say: Approach now! Let us call to our children and your children and our women and your women and ourselves and yourselves. Again we will humbly supplicate, and we lay the curse of God on the ones who lie.
, truly, a narrative of The Truth. And there is
no god but God. And, truly, God, He is
The Almighty, The Wise.
Then, truly, if they turned away, then, truly, God is
Knowing of the ones who make corruption.
Say: O People of the Book! Approach now to a word common between us and between you that we worship none but God and ascribe nothing as partners with Him, that none of us take others to ourselves as lords besides God. And if they turned away, then, say: Bear witness that we are ones who submit to God.
O People of the Book! Why argue with one another about Abraham while neither was the Torah caused to descend nor the Gospel until after him. Will you not, then, be reasonable?
Lo, behold! You are these who argued with one another about what you have some knowledge. Why, then, argue with one another about what is with you when you have no knowledge? And God knows and you know not.
Abraham had been neither a Jew nor a Christian, but he had been a monotheist, one who submits to God. He had not been among the ones who were polytheists.
Truly, of humanity closest to Abraham are
those who followed him and this Prophet and those who believed. And God is
Protector of the ones who believe.
A section of the People of the Book wished that they cause you to go astray. And they cause none to go astray, but themselves, and they are not aware.
O People of the Book! Why be ungrateful for the signs of God while you bear witness?
O People of the Book! Why confuse you The Truth with falsehood, and keep back The Truth while you know?
And a section of the People of the Book said: Believe in what was caused to descend to those who believed at the beginning of the daytime. Disbelieve at the last of the day
so that perhaps they will return to disbelief
And believe none, but one who heeded your way of life. Say: Truly guidance is The Guidance from God and believe not
that anyone be given the like of what you were given, so that he argue with you before your Lord. Say: Truly, the grace is
in the hand of God. He gives it to whomever He wills. And God is One Who is
He singles out for His mercy whom He wills. And God is
Possessor of Sublime Grace.
And among the People of the Book is
he who, if thou hast entrusted him with a hundredweight, he would give it back to thee. And among them is
he who, if thou hast entrusted him with a dinar, he would not give it back to thee unless thou hadst continued as one who stands over him. That is
because they said: There is no way of moral duty
on us as to the unlettered. And they are
lying against God while they, they know.
Yea! Whoever lived up to his compact and was Godfearing, then, truly, God loves the ones who are Godfearing.
Truly, those who exchange the compact of God and their sworn oaths for a little price, those, there is
no apportionment for them in the world to come. And God will neither speak to them, nor look on them on the Day of Resurrection nor will He make them pure. And for them is a painful punishment.
And, truly, among them is
a group of people who distort their tongues with the Book so that you assume it is
from the Book, although it is
not from the Book. And they say: It is
from God, although it is
not from God. And they say a lie against God while they know.
It had not been for a mortal that God should give him the Book and critical judgment and the prophethood and, again, he say to humanity: Be you servants of me instead of God! Rather, he would say
: Be you masters, because you had been teaching the Book and because you had been studying it
Nor would He command you to take to yourselves the angels and the Prophets as lords. Would He command you to ingratitude after you are ones who submit to God?
when God took a solemn promise from the Prophets: Whatever I gave you of the Book and wisdom, again, if a Messenger drew near you with that which establishes as true what is
with you, you will believe in him and you will help him. He said: Are you in accord? And will you take on My severe test? They said: We are in accord. He said: Then, bear witness and I am with you among the ones who bear witness.
Then, whoever turned away after this, then, those, they are
the ones who disobey.
Desire they other than the way of life of God while to Him submitted whatever is in the heavens and the earth willingly or unwillingly and they are returned to Him?
Say: We believed in God and what was caused to descend to us and what was caused to descend to Abraham and Ishmael and Isaac and Jacob and the Tribes and what was given to Moses and Jesus and the Prophets from their Lord. We separate and divide not between anyone of them and we are
ones who submit to Him.
And whoever be looking for a way of life other than submission to God, it will never be accepted from him. And he, in the world to come, will be
among the ones who are losers.
How will God guide a folk who disbelieved after their belief? And they bore witness to The Truth of the Messenger after the clear portents drew near them. And God guides not the unjust folk.
Those, their recompense is
that the curse of God is
on them and of the angels and of humanity, one and all,
ones who will dwell with it forever. Neither will the punishment be lightened from them, nor will they be given respite.
But those who repented after that and made things right, then, truly, God is
Truly, those who disbelieved after their belief, again, added to their disbelief. Their remorse will never be accepted. Those, they are
the ones who go astray.
Truly, those who were ungrateful and died when they were
ones who are ungrateful, it will not be accepted from anyone of them the earth full of gold, even if he offered it as ransom. Those, for them, is a painful punishment, and for them there is
no one who helps.
You will never attain virtuous conduct until you spend of what you love. And whatever thing you spend, truly, God is
Knowing of it.
All food had been allowed to the Children of Israel, but what Israel, Jacob
, forbade to himself before the Torah is sent down. Say: Then, approach with the Torah and recount it if you had been ones who are sincere.
Then, whoever devised lies against God after that then, those, they are
the ones who are unjust.
Say: God was Sincere, so follow the creed of Abraham—a monotheist—and he had not been among the ones who are polytheists.
Truly, the first House set in place for humanity was
that which is at Bekka, that which is blessed, and a guidance for the worlds.
In it are
clear portents, signs, the Station of Abraham. And whoever entered it had been one who is safe. And to God is a duty
on humanity of pilgrimage to the House in Makkah for whoever was able to travel the way to it. And whoever was ungrateful, then truly God is Independent of the worlds.
Say: O People of the Book! Why be ungrateful for the signs of God? And God is Witness over what you do.
Say: O People of the Book! Why bar you from the way of God he who believed, desiring crookedness when you are
witnesses? God is not One Who is Heedless of what you do.
O those who believed! If you obey a group of people of those who were given the Book, they will repel you after your belief turning you into ones who are ungrateful.
And how would you be ungrateful when the signs of God are recounted to you, and His Messenger is among you? And whoever cleaves firmly to God was, then, surely guided to a straight path.
O those who believed! Be Godfearing of God as it is His right that He be feared. And die not but that
ones who submit to the One God
And cleave firmly to the rope of God altogether and be
not split up. And remember the divine blessing of God on you when you had been enemies. Then, He brought your hearts together. You became brothers/sisters by His divine blessing. You had been on the brink of an abyss of the fire and He saved you from it. Thus, God makes manifest to you His signs so that perhaps you will be truly guided.
And let there be a community from among you who calls to good and commands to that which is honorable and prohibits that which is unlawful. And those, they are
the ones who prosper.
And be not like those who split up and were at variance after the clear portents drew near them. And those, for them is a tremendous punishment
on a Day when
faces will brighten and faces will cloud over. As for those whose faces cloud over: Disbelieve you after your belief? Then experience the punishment for what you had been ungrateful.
And as for those whose faces brightened, they are in the mercy of God. They, ones who will dwell in it forever.
the signs of God. We recount them to thee in Truth. And God wants not injustice in the worlds.
And to God belongs
in the heavens and whatever is
in and on the earth. To God all commands are returned.
You had been the best community that was brought out for humanity. You command to that which is honorable and prohibit that which is unlawful and believe in God. And if the People of the Book believed, it would have been better for them. Some of them are
the ones who believe, but most of them are
the ones who disobey.
They will never injure you but are an annoyance. And if they fight you, they will turn their backs on you. Again, they will not be helped.
Abasement was stamped on them wherever they were come upon—but those
with a rope to God and a rope to humanity—and they drew the burden of anger from God and wretchedness was stamped on them. That is because they had been ungrateful for the signs of God and kill the Prophets without right. That is because they rebelled and had been exceeding the limits.
They are not all
the same. Among the People of the Book is a community of ones who are upstanding. They recount the signs of God in the night watch of the night and they, they prostrate themselves.
They believe in God and the Last Day and they command that which is honorable and prohibit that which is unlawful and they compete with one another in good deeds. Those are
among the ones in accord with morality.
And whatever of good they accomplish will never go unappreciated. And God is Knowing of the ones who are Godfearing.
Truly, those who were ungrateful never will avail them their wealth nor their children against God at all. And those will be
the Companions of the Fire. They are
ones who will dwell in it forever.
The parable of what they spend in this present life is like the parable of a freezing wind in it that lit on the cultivation of the folk who did wrong themselves and caused it to perish. And God did not wrong them, but they do wrong themselves.
O those who believed! Take not to yourselves as close friends other than yourselves. They stop at nothing to ruin you. They wished that misfortune would fall on you. Surely, their hatred showed itself from their mouths and what their breasts conceal is greater. Surely, We made manifest to you the signs if you had been reasonable.
Lo, behold! You are those imbued with love for them, but they love you not. And you believed in the Book, all of it. And when they met you, they said: We believe. But when they went privately, they bit the tips of their fingers at you in rage. Say: Die in your rage. Truly God is Knowing of what is within the breasts.
If benevolence touches you, it raises anger in them, but if an evil deed lights on you, they are glad about it. But if you endure patiently and are Godfearing, their cunning will not injure you at all. Truly, God is
One Who Encloses what they do.
And when thou hadst set forth in the early morning from thy family to place the ones who believe at their positions for fighting, God is Hearing, Knowing.
when two sections are about to
lose heart among you although God was
their Protector. And let the ones who believe put their trust in God.
And, certainly, God helped you at Badr while you were
humiliated in spirit. So be Godfearing of God so that perhaps you will give thanks.
when thou hast said to the ones who believe: Suffices you not that your Lord will reinforce you with three thousand among the angels? Ones who are caused to descend,
yea! if you endure patiently and are Godfearing? And if they approach you instantly here, your Lord will reinforce you with five thousand angels—ones who are sweeping on.
And God made it but as good tidings to you so that with it your hearts will be at rest. And there is
no help, but from God, The Almighty, The Wise,
for He will sever a selection of those who were ungrateful or suppress them so they turn about as ones who are frustrated.
It is none of thy affair at all if He turns to them in forgiveness or He punishes them, for, truly, they are
ones who are unjust.
And to God belongs
in the heavens and whatever is
in and on the earth. He forgives whom He wills and punishes whom He wills. And God is
O those who believed! Consume not usury—that which is doubled and
redoubled—and be Godfearing of God so that perhaps you will prosper.
And be Godfearing of the fire that was prepared for the ones who are ungrateful.
And obey God and the Messenger so that perhaps you will find mercy.
And compete with one another for forgiveness from your Lord and for a Garden whose depth is as
the heavens and the earth that was prepared for the ones who are Godfearing,
those who spend in gladness and tribulation and the ones who choke their rage and the ones who pardon humanity. And God loves the ones who are doers of good.
And those who, when they committed an indecency or did wrong to themselves, they remembered God. Then, they asked for forgiveness for their impieties. And who forgives impieties but God? And persist not in what impiety
they committed while they know.
Those, their recompense is forgiveness from their Lord and Gardens beneath which rivers run, ones who will dwell in them forever. And how bountiful is the compensation for the ones who work!
Customs passed away before you. So journey through the earth; then, look on how had been the
Ultimate End of the ones who deny.
a clear explanation for humanity, a guidance and an admonishment for the ones who are Godfearing.
And be not feeble nor feel remorse. And you will be among
the lofty, if you had been ones who believe.
If a wound afflicts you, surely, a wound afflicted the folk similar to that. And these are the days We rotate among humanity so that God knows those who believed and takes witnesses to Himself from among you—and God loves not the ones who are unjust—
and so that God may prove those who believed and eliminate the ones who are ungrateful.
Or assumed you that you would enter the Garden while God knows not those who struggled among you and knows the ones who remain steadfast?
And, certainly, you had been coveting death before you were to meet it. Then, surely, you saw and look on it.
And Muhammad is only a Messenger. Surely, Messengers passed away before him. Then, if he died or be slain, will you turn about on your heels? And he who turns about on his heels will not injure God at all. And God will give recompense to the ones who are thankful.
It had not been for any soul to die, but with the permission of God. Prescribed is
that which is appointed. And whoever wants a reward for good deeds in the present, We will give him that. And whoever wants a reward for good deeds in the world to come We will give him that. And We will give recompense to the ones who are thankful.
And how many a Prophet whom, along with him, many thousands fought, but none lost confidence with what lit on them in the way of God, nor were they weakened nor were they to give in. And God loves the ones who remain steadfast.
And their saying had been only that they said: Our Lord! Forgive us our impieties and our excessiveness in our affairs. And make our feet firm and help us against the folk, the ones who are ungrateful.
So God gave them a reward for good deeds in the present and the goodness of reward for good deeds in the world to come. And God loves the ones who are doers of good.
O those who believed! If you obey those who were ungrateful, they will repel you back on your heels and you will turn about—ones who are losers.
Nay! God is
your Defender and He is
Best of the ones who help.
We will cast into the
hearts of those who were ungrateful, alarm, because they ascribed partners with God. And He sends not down for it authority. And their place of shelter will be
the fire. And miserable will be the place of lodging of
the ones who are unjust.
And, certainly, God was sincere to you in His promise when you blasted the enemy
with His permission until you lost heart and you contended with one another about the command and you rebelled after He caused you to see what you longed for in the spoils of war
. Among you are
some who want the present and among you are
some who want the world to come. Again, He turned you away from them that He test you and, certainly, He pardoned you. And God is
Possessor of Grace for the ones who believe.
When you mount up, not attentive to anyone and the Messenger calls you from your rear, then, He repaid you, lament for lament, so that you neither feel remorse for what slipped away from you, nor for what lit on you. And God is
Aware of what you do.
Again, He caused to descend safety for you after lament. Sleepiness overcomes a section of you while a section caused themselves grief thinking of God without right, a thought out of the Age of Ignorance. They say: Have we any part in the command? Say: Truly, the command is
God. They conceal within themselves what they show not to thee. They say: If there had been for us any part in the command, we would not be killed here. Say: Even if you had been in your houses, those would have departed—whom it was prescribed they be slain—for the Final Place of sleeping, so that God tests what is
in your breasts and He proves what is
in your hearts. And God is
Knowing of what is
in the breasts.
Truly, those of you who turned away on a day two multitudes met one another, only Satan caused them to slip back for some of what they earned. And, certainly, God pardoned them. Truly God is
O those who believed! Be not like those who were ungrateful and said about their brothers when they traveled through the earth or had been ones who are combatants: If they had been with us, neither would they have died, nor would they have been slain, so that God makes this a cause of regret in their hearts. And God gives life and causes to die. And God is
Seeing of what you do.
And if you were slain in the way of God or died, certainly, forgiveness and mercy from God are
better than what they gather in the present
And if you died or were slain, it is
, certainly, to God you will be assembled.
And it is
by the mercy of God thou wert gentle with them. And if thou hadst been hard, harsh of heart, they would have broken away from around thee. So pardon them and ask for forgiveness for them. And take counsel with them in the affair. But when thou art
resolved, then, put thy trust in God. Truly, God loves the ones who put their trust in Him.
If God helps you, then none will be
one who is a victor over you. And if He withdraws His help from you
, then, who is there
who helps you after Him? And in God put their trust the ones who believe.
It had not been for a Prophet that he defraud. And whoever defrauds, what he defrauded will approach him on the Day of Resurrection. Again, the account will be paid in full of every soul for what he earned and they will not be wronged.
So, then, is
he who followed the contentment of God like he who drew the burden of the displeasure of God and whose place of shelter will be
hell? And miserable will be the Homecoming!
They have degrees with God. And God is
Seeing of what they do.
Certainly, God showed grace to the ones who believe when he raised up among them a Messenger from themselves who recounts His signs to them and makes them pure and teaches them the Book and wisdom. And, truly, before that they had been, certainly, clearly wandering astray.
And why, when an affliction lit on you, surely, you lit two times its like on them. Say: Where is this from? Say: It is
from yourselves. Truly, God is
Powerful over everything.
And what lit on you on a day when the two multitudes met one another was
with the permission of God that He would know the ones who believe
and He would know those who were hypocrites. It was said to them: Approach now! Fight in the way of God or drive back. They said: If we would have known there would be
fighting, we would, certainly, have followed you. They were nearer to disbelief on that day than to belief. They say with their mouths what is not in their hearts. And God is
greater in knowledge of what they keep back.
Those who said to their brothers while they sat back: If they obeyed us, they would not have been slain. Say: Then, drive off death from yourselves, if you had been ones who are sincere.
And assume not those who were slain in the way of God to be lifeless. Nay! They are living with their Lord. They are provided for,
glad for what God gave them of His grace. And rejoice at the good tidings for those who have not yet joined them from behind them. There will be
neither fear in them, nor will
they feel remorse.
They rejoice at the good tidings of the divine blessing from God and His grace and that God will not waste the compensation of the ones who believe,
those who responded to God and the Messenger after wounds lit on them. For those of them who did good among them and were Godfearing, there is
a sublime compensation.
Those to whom humanity said: Truly, humanity has gathered against you, so dread them, but it increased them in belief and they said: God is enough for us. And how excellent is He
, The Trustee.
So they turned about with divine blessing from God and grace and evil afflicts them not and they followed the contentment of God and God is Possessor of Sublime Grace.
only Satan who frightens you with his
protectors. So fear them not, but fear Me if you had been ones who believe.
And let not those who compete with one another in ingratitude dishearten thee. Truly, they will never injure God at all. God wants to assign no allotment for them in the world to come and for them is
a tremendous punishment.
Truly, those who bought ingratitude at the price of
belief will never injure God at all. And for them will be
a painful punishment.
And those who were ungrateful should not assume that the indulgence We grant to them is
better for them. We only grant indulgence to them so that they add sin! And for them is a despised punishment.
God had not been forsaking the ones who believe to what you are
in until He differentiates the bad from what is good. And God will not inform about the unseen, but God elects from His Messengers whom He wills. So believe in God and His Messengers. And if you believe and are Godfearing, then, for you there is
a sublime compensation.
And assume not those who are misers that what God gave them of His grace is better for them. Nay! It is worse for them. To be hung around their necks will be
what they were misers with on the Day of Resurrection. And to God belongs
the heritage of the heavens and the earth. And God is
Aware of what you do.
Certainly, God heard the saying of those who said: Truly, God is
poor and we are
rich.• We will write down what they said and their killing of the Prophets without right. And We will say: Experience the punishment of the burning!
That is for what your hands put forward and that God is not unjust to His servants.
those who said: Truly, God made a compact with us that we believe not in a Messenger until He approaches with a sacrifice to be consumed by the fire, say: Surely, Messengers brought about to you before me the clear portents and even of what you spoke. Then, why have you killed them if you had been ones who are sincere?
Then if they denied thee, surely, Messengers before thee were denied who
drew near with the clear portents and the Psalms and the illuminating Book.
Every soul is one that experiences death. Your account will be paid with full compensation on the Day of Resurrection. Then, whoever was drawn away from the fire and was caused to enter the Garden, surely, won a triumph. And what is
this present life but the delusion of enjoyment?
You will, certainly, be tried with your wealth and yourselves and you will, certainly, hear much annoyance from those who were given the Book before you and from those who ascribed partners with God. And if you endure patiently and are Godfearing, then, truly, that is
of the commands to constancy.
And when God took a solemn promise from those who were given the Book: You will make it manifest to humanity and keep it not back. Yet they repudiated it behind their backs and exchange it for a little price. And miserable will be what they buy!
Assume not that those who are
glad for what they brought and who
love to be praised for what they accomplish not, assume not, then, that they will be kept safe from the punishment. And for them, a painful punishment.
To God belongs
the dominion of the heavens and of the earth. And God is
Powerful over everything.
Truly, in the creation of the heavens and of the earth and the alteration of nighttime and daytime there are
signs for those imbued with intuition,
those who remember God while upright and sitting and on their sides and they reflect on the creation of the heavens and the earth: Our Lord! Thou hadst not created this in vain. Glory be to Thee! Then, protect us from the punishment of the fire.
Our Lord! Whomever Thou hast caused to enter the fire, surely, Thou hadst covered him with shame and there will
for the ones who are unjust any helpers.
Our Lord! Truly, we heard one who calls out, cries out for belief: Believe in your Lord! So we believed. Our Lord! So forgive Thou our impieties and absolve us of our evil deeds and gather us to Thee with the pious.
Our Lord! Give us what Thou hadst promised us through Thy Messengers and cover us not with shame on the Day of Resurrection. Truly, Thou wilt
not break Thy solemn declaration.
And their Lord responded to them: I waste not the actions of ones who work among you from male or female. Each one of you is from the other. So those who emigrated and were driven out from their abodes and were maligned on My way and who fought and were slain, I will, certainly, absolve them of their evil deeds. And I will, certainly, cause them to enter into Gardens beneath which rivers run, a reward for good deeds from God. And God, with Him is the goodness of rewards for good deeds.
Let not the going to and fro delude thee of those who were ungrateful in the land
—a little enjoyment—again, their place of shelter will be hell. And it will be a miserable Final Place.
But those who were Godfearing of their Lord, for them will be
Gardens beneath which rivers run, ones who will dwell in them forever, a hospitality from God. And what is
with God is
best for the pious.
And, truly, among the People of the Book are
those who believe in God and what was caused to descend to you and what was caused to descend to them, ones who are humble toward God. They exchange not the signs of God for a little price. Those, for them, their compensation is with their Lord. And, truly, God is Swift in reckoning.
O those who believed! Excel in patience and be steadfast. And be Godfearing of God so that perhaps you will prosper.