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(This Glorious Qur’ān is) a revelation knowledge from the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful.
(It is a) ‘Book’ whose (Holy) ‘Verses’ are elucidated in full detail, an Arabic ‘Qur’ān’ for a people who have spiritual gift of knowledge..
It contains joyful news (of how to attain eternal salvation) and sufficient warning (about how to avoid ‘Hellfire’). But most of them pay not heed to it, so they listen not.
They say: “Our hearts are under coverings from that to which you, (O‘ ‘Muhammad’), invite us, while there is deafness in our ears, and there is a veil between you and us. Subsequently, do what you intend to do and so will we."
Say: “I am not more than a human being like you. It is revealed to me that your god is One God. Thus, follow the upright path to Him and crave for His Forgiveness. Woe unto the ‘Polytheists’!
They are the ones who refuse to pay Zakāt (i.e. the Prescribed Purifying Alms), and refuse to admit the truth of the ‘Hereafter’!
Indeed, those who adhere firmly to monotheism and do righteous acts will have a never-ending reward."
Say: "Do you really disbelieve in the One who created the earth in two days?! Do you ascribe to Him rivals?! He is the Lord of all the worlds.”
He placed therein firmly-set mountains above its surface. And He blessed it and ordained therein its sustenance in four periods in order to fulfill the needs of all its inhabitants.
Then turned He to the sky when it was smoke and said to it, and (also) to the earth: “Come both of you, willingly or reluctantly." They said: "We come willingly.
Thus, He formed the seven heavens in two days and inspired in each firmament its affair. He embellished the lowest sky with lamps and kept it safe. That is the measuring of the All- Mighty, the All-Knowing.
But if they take no heed, then say: “I warn you of a thunderbolt like the thunderbolt (that struck the people of ) ‘of ‘Ād’ and ‘Thamūd’.”
When the ‘Messengers’ came o them and behind them, saying: "Worship none but Allâh," they said: "If our Lord had willed, He would definitely have sent down ‘Angels’ (to us). Therefore, we are not going to believe in whatever you say."
As for (the people of) ‘Ād’, they were so imperious in the land without justification. They said: "Who is more powerful than us?" Could they not see that Allâh Who created them is more powerful than them? And they used to act impiously towards Our ‘Revelations’.
We sent upon them a furious wind in very unfortunate days, so that We may let them taste the retribution of humiliation in this ‘worldly life’, and the retribution of the ‘Hereafter’ is more humiliating. They will never be able to get help..
As for (the people of) ‘Thamūd’, We showed them the right path but they preferred blindness instead of spiritual insight. Thus, the chastisement of thunderbolt overtook them for what they used to gain.
We saved those who attained Faith in Allâh, and used to act piously.
The day will come when the enemies of Allâh will be gathered to the Fire, and they will be divided into groups;
Till when they reach it, their ears, their eyes and their skins will testify against them, as to what they used to do.
They will say to their skins: "Why did you testify against us?" They will say: “Allâh has made us to speak, as He makes all things to speak.” He is the One who created you the first time, and to Him, you are destined to be brought back.
And you did not hide yourselves, (when you used to commit evil acts), lest your hearing or your eyes or your skins should bear witness against you. Actually you speculated that Allâh would not know too much about what you did.
That was your speculation which you speculated about your Lord. It brought you nothing but ruin (over ruin), and you have become among those who are doomed to eternal perdition.
Then if they cannot endure, still the Fire will be their abode. If they ask for favor, they will not be of those who are allowed to receive (God’s) favor.
We have appointed for them intimate companions, who made whatever was before them and whatever was behind them, appear appealing to them. The Word, (the divine retribution), has come into effect against them among the nations of jinn and men, that have passed away before them. Indeed, they were the sons of eternal perdition."
Those who excessively indulge in disbelief (in Allâh), say: “Do not listen to this ‘Qur’ān’ but create disturbances in the midst of its (recitation), so that you may overcome.”
We will definitely let those who persist in disbelief (in the oneness of Allâh) taste a dreadful retribution. We will definitely chastise them the worst of what they used to do.
That is the remuneration of the enemies of Allâh: The Fire, therein will be for them an eternal home as a remuneration because they used to act impiously toward Our ‘Revelations’.
Those who excessively indulge in disbelief (in Allâh) will say: “Our Lord, show us the ones who led us astray from among the jinn and humankind. We will trample them under our feet so that they may become among the lowest."
Indeed, those who used to say: “Our Lord is Allâh” and then behaved uprightly and religiously, the ‘Angels’ will descend upon them, saying unto them: “Fear not nor grieve. But receive the joyful news of ‘Al-Jannah’, which you were promised.
We are your guardians in ‘worldly life’ and in the ‘Hereafter’. You will have therein whatever you desire. And you will have therein whatever you ask for:
A welcome gift from the Oft- Forgiving, Most Merciful."
Who is better in speech than the one who invites to Allâh and does righteous acts while saying: "Indeed, I am one of those who submit themselves (completely to the authority of Allâh) ."
Not equal are the good deed and the evil deed. Repel against the evil deed with one which is better. Thus, it could be possible that the one who used to be your enemy might become (one day) your best friend.
But no one is granted it but those who are patient, and none is granted it but the one who has good fortune!
In case there comes to you an evil suggestion from the devil, then seek refuge in Allâh. Indeed, He is the All-Hearer, the All-Knowing.
Of His Signs (of power & glory) are the night and the day, the sun and the moon. Thus, prostrate neither to the sun nor to the moon. But prostrate to Allâh, who created them, if you truly worship (& venerate) Him alone.
If they acted superciliously, (let them know, O’ Muhammad, that there are others) who are near your Lord, celebrate His infinite glory during the night and the day without being worn out.
(One) of His Signs (of power & glory) is that you see the earth barren but when We send down water thereon, it trembles and grows. Indeed, the One Who gives it life is the Granter of life to the dead. Indeed, He is capable of doing whatever He wills.
Those who deny (the divine credibility of) Our ‘Verses’ are not hidden from Us. Is the one who is cast into the Fire better or the one who comes safe on the ‘Day of Resurrection’? Do whatever you like. Indeed, He is All-Seer of all what you do.
Those who disbelieve in the ‘ Reminder (or) Revealer of Truth’, (the ‘Qur’ān’) when it comes to them, (need to know that) it is certainly an Irrefutable Book.
Falsehood cannot approach it from before it or from behind it. (It is) a ‘Revelation Knowledge’ from the All-Wise, Worthy of all praise.
Nothing is said to you but what was said unto the ‘Messengers’ before you. Indeed, your Lord is the Lord of forgiveness, and (also) the Lord of Painful chastisement.
If We had made the ‘Qur’ān’ in a foreign language other than Arabic, they would have certainly argued, “Why are its verses not explained in detail ( in our language)? Is it a foreign (recitation) and an Arab (‘Messenger’)?" Say unto them, (O’ ‘Muhammad’): "It is a source of spiritual insight and healing for those who adhere firmly to Islamic monotheism. As for those who excessively indulge in disbelief (in Allâh), there is deafness in their ears while blindness is upon them. They are the ones who are called from a distant place.
Indeed, We gave ‘Moses’ the ‘Scripture’, but disagreement arose therein. Had it not been for a Word that had already gone forth from your Lord, (the divine retribution of Allâh would have overtaken them) and then the whole issue would have been settled between them. Indeed, they were deeply skeptical about It..
Whoever does a righteous good deed, it is for his own benefit. Whoever does an evil deed, it is for his own loss. Your Lord would never intend to be iniquitous towards His servants.
To Him is referred the Knowledge of the ‘Hour’ (of Reckoning). No fruit comes forth from its sheath, nor does a female conceive or gives birth except with His knowledge. On the day when He will call unto them: "Where are My (so- called) partners?" They will say: “"We proclaim to You that none of us is a witness."
Those whom they used to (venerate &) worship before will fail them. They will realize there is no way for them to escape.
Man never gets tired of imploring and praying for good things. But if evil touches him, then he will give up hope, and will be driven to despair.
Indeed, if we let him taste mercy from Us after some affliction that has touched him, he will definitely say: "This is due to me. I do not deem that the ‘Hour’ (of Reckoning) will ever come to pass. Even if I am brought back to my Lord, certainly, I will be better off with Him.” Then, We verily will inform those who excessively indulge in disbelief (in Allâh) of what they have done. And We will let them taste harsh chastisement.
When We show favor to a human being, he turns away and withdraws aside. And when evil touches him, then he is full of prolonged supplication.
Say: “Tell me, if (this ‘Qur’ān’) is from Allâh, and you disbelieve in it, then, who is in greater error than the one who is in a prolonged schism?"
We will show them Our Signs (of power & glory) on the horizons and within themselves until it becomes evident to them that (this ‘Qur’ān’) is the ultimate truth. Is it not sufficient that your Lord is a Witness over all things?
Indeed, they are deeply skeptical about the meeting with their Lord! He distinctly encompasses all things.
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