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The revelation knowledge of the Book, (this Qur’ān), is from Allâh, the All-Mighty, the All-Wise.
We created not the heavens or the earth or all that is between them, except for a specific reason. But those who excessively indulge in disbelief (in Allâh) are not paying attention to that of which they are admonished.
Say (unto them, O’ ‘Muhammad’): ”Have you thought on all that you used to implore and pray besides Allâh? Show me what they have created of the earth, or do they have a share in (the creation of) the heavens? Bring me a book before this, or some trace of knowledge, if you are truthful!"
Who is more greatly astray than he who invokes, besides Allâh, those who will not respond to him until the ‘Day of Resurrection’? Such as are heedless of their invocation.
When the people are gathered, such (mythological deities) will become their enemies. And they will repudiate their meaningless worship.
When Our ( Holy) ‘Verses’ are recited to them as revelation in the knowledge of Allâh , those who excessively indulge in disbelief (in Allâh) say of the Truth when it comes to them: "This is conspicuous sorcery!"
Or do they say, “He has mythologized it?” Say: “If it happens that I have mythologized it, still you will have no power to save me from (the wrath of) Allâh. He knows best what you say about it among yourselves. Sufficient is He as Witness between you and me. He is the Oft-Forgiving, the Most Merciful."
Say: "I am not different from the other ‘Messengers’, nor do I know what will be done with me or with you. I only follow what is revealed to me. And my mission is only to give clear warning (about how to avoid ‘Hellfire’)."
Say: "Have you thought of the consequences, if the Qur’ān is from Allâh, and you disbelieve in it? Nevertheless, a witness from the Children of Israel has already testified to the like thereof. Thus, he acknowledged the Truth, while you still display an arrogant attitude (towards ‘Qur’ān’).” Indeed, Allâh will not illuminate the path of those who are grossly unfair and morally wrong.
Those who excessively indulge in disbelief (in Allâh) said about those who adhere firmly to Islamic monotheism: "If it had been good, then they would not have preceded us to it." Since they are not guided thereby, they say: “This is an ancient falsification."
Before, it was the Scripture of ‘Moses’, a source of spiritual insight and divine clemency. This is a confirming Book in an Arabic tongue to warn those who do wrong, and to announce the joyful news (of how to attain eternal salvation) for those who pursue righteousness.
Indeed, those who say: "Our Lord is Allâh," and then behave uprightly and religiously, there will come no fear upon them, neither will they ever grieve.
Those are the ‘Companions of Al-Jannah’, abiding therein; a recompense for what they used to do.
We have enjoined on man to show kindness and dutifulness to his parents. His mother bears him with great exertion and brings him forth with great exertion. The bearing of him and the weaning of him is thirty months, till when he attained full strength and reaches forty years, he says: "My Lord, grant me the strength so that I may be thankful for Your Favor which You have bestowed upon me and upon my parents, and that I may do righteous good deeds which please You, and make my offspring be virtuous ones. I have truly turned unto You in repentance, and truly, I am one of the those who surrender (themselves completely to Your authority).
Those are the ones from whom We will accept the best of what they do, and will overlook their evil deeds. They will be among the ‘Companions of Al- Jannah’. This is the promise of truth which was made to them.
(Yet) there is one who says: "Fie upon you both! Do you threaten me that I shall be raised up, when already generations have passed away before me?” They both cry unto Allâh for help and say to their child, "Woe unto you! Have Faith in Allâh! It is absolutely, without doubt, that the promise of Allâh is true." But he says, “This is nothing but myths of the ancients."
Those are the ones against whom the word proves true among the previous generations of the jinn and mankind which have passed away before them. Indeed, they are the ones who are doomed to eternal perdition.
For all, there will be degrees according to what they have done, that He may recompense them in full for their deeds. And they will not be treated unfairly.
The day will come when those who excessively indulge in disbelief (in Allâh) are exposed to the Fire, (it will be said unto them): "You squandered your good things in your ‘worldly life’, which you enjoyed wasting. Today, you are going to be recompensed with the chastisement of humiliation, because you used to show an arrogant attitude in the land without a good reason, and because you used to indulge excessively in debauchery, (and walk in the path of of disobedience).
(O’ ‘Muhammad’), recall (Hūd), the brother of ‘Ād’, when he warned his folk (in the valley of) “el-aḥqāf”– indeed, there were so many warnings were delivered before him and after him- saying: "Worship (& venerate) none but Allâh. I truly fear for you the divine retribution of a disastrous day."
They said: “What! Did you come to make us renounce our gods? Thus, bring us that with which you threaten us if you are one of the truthful."
He said: “Indeed, the knowledge about this is with Allâh, and I only notify you for what I have been sent. But I can see that you are a people who do lack knowledge (of God).”
Then, when they beheld it as a dense cloud approaching their valleys, they said: "This cloud will bring us rain." Nay, it is that which you sought to hasten, a wind wherein is an agonizing chastisement,
Devastating everything by the command of its Lord. Therefore, they became such that nothing could be seen, except for their homes. This is how We do chastise the ungodly sinners.
Indeed We had established them, (the people of ‘A'ad’), with that wherewith We have not established you, (O’ clan of Quraysh). And We had given them ears, eyes and hearts, but neither their ears, nor their eyes, nor their hearts availed them because they used to act impiously toward Our ‘Revelations’. Thus, they were encompassed by that which they used to scoff.
We have destroyed towns round about you. And We have constantly shown them Our ‘Revelations’ so that they may quit their perversion.
Then why did those whom they took for gods, besides Allâh, so as to bring them closer to him, fail to help them? Nay, but they disappeared suddenly and completely from them, (when the tribulation of Allâh came upon them). This was their falsification, and that which they used to mythologize.
When We directed a party of the jinn to you in order to listen to the Qur’ān. When they attended the recitation, they said: "Listen attentively!" As soon as the recitation was ended, they rushed backed to their clan, warning.
They said: "O’ our fellow jinn, we have heard a ‘Book’ that was revealed after ‘Moses’. It substantiates that which is before it, guiding into a straight path.
O’ our fellow jinn, respond to the caller of Allâh and believe (in his message). Allâh will redeem you from your sins, and will save you from an agonizing punishment.”
The one who resounds not to the Caller of Allâh cannot thwart (the will) of Allâh on earth, and there will be no guardians for him besides Allâh. Such are in utter deception.
Do they not see that Allâh, Who created the heavens and earth, was not tired by their creation, is capable of giving life to the dead? Indeed, He is capable of doing whatever He wills.
The day will come when those who excessively indulge in disbelief (in Allâh) will be exposed to the Fire, and (it will be said to them): "Is this not the truth?" They will say: "Yea, by our Lord!" He will say: "Then taste the chastisement as an outcome of your constant refusal to accept Islamic monotheism."
Exercise patience as the ‘Messengers’ did who are endowed with insistence and strength, and seek not to hasten for them (their doom). The day will come to pass when they see that (chastisement) with which they are promised as if they had not stayed more than an hour in a single day. (O’ mankind, this ‘Qur’ān’ is sufficient as) an evident message. Will then any be destroyed other than a people who excessively indulge in debauchery, (and walk in the path of of disobedience)?.
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