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Praise Allah who created the skies and the earth. He made the darkness and the light. Yet the unbelievers consider equals to their Lord.
He created you from clay, and then decreed an intended term [of life in this world] –a term known only by Him. Yet, you have doubts.
He is God of Heaven and Earth. He knows what you conceal and what you reveal. He knows what you earn [in the hereafter].
Not one of the signs of their Lord came to people without their opposition.
Now they reject the truth when it comes to them [in this Qur’an]. Soon, however, they shall learn the reality of that which they ridicule.
Do they not see how many generations before them We destroyed? We established them on the earth more securely than We strengthened you. We blessed them with abundant rain from the sky. We provided streams flowing beneath them. Yet, because of their sins, We destroyed them and succeeded them with new generations.
Even if We had sent to you [Prophet Muhammed] writing on paper so that they could touch it with their own hands, the unbelievers would have said, “This is nothing but sheer magic.”
They also say, “Why does an angel not come down to him?” If We had sent an angel, the matter would be decided, and they would not have been allowed any more time [for repentance].
Even if We had made an angel, We would certainly have made him as a man. We would only have confused them in the same way they are now confused.
Certainly, messengers before you were mocked. Their scoffers were overwhelmed by that which they mocked.
Say, “Travel across the land and see what happened to those who would not believe.”
Say, “To whom belongs all that is of the skies and earth?” Say, “To Allah! He has ordained mercy for Himself. He will assemble you for the Day of Resurrection. No doubt about it! Those who won’t believe have lost their own souls.
“To Him belongs all that dwells during the night and day. He is the All-hearing, the All-knowing.”
Say, “Should I choose for a guardian someone besides Allah, maker of Heaven and Earth? He feeds but is not fed.” Say, “Truly, I am commanded to be the first to submit and not be among the idolaters.”
Say, “Truly, I would be afraid to disobey my Lord because of the punishment of a mighty day.
Whoever is saved that day certainly has (Allah’s) mercy upon him. That is true success.
“If Allah touches you with affliction, no one can remove it except Him. If He touches you with blessings, He is the Most Capable over everything.
“He is the Most Capable over His servants. He is the Perfectly Wise, the All-aware.”
Say, “What has the most weight in evidence?” Say, “Allah is the Witness between me and you. This Qur’an has been revealed to me so I may warn you and whoever else it reaches. Can you truly testify that there are gods besides God?” Say, “No, I do not testify.” Say, “Only He is the One God, and I am truly innocent of your idolatry.”
Those to whom We have given the (previous Scriptures) recognize him as they recognize their own sons. Those who lost their own souls are the unbelievers.
Who is more sinful than the one who invents a lie against Allah or rejects His signs? Truly, the sinners will never prosper.
One day, We will assemble them. We will say to those who committed idolatry, “Where are those false gods you used to claim?”
No plea will they have except to claim, “By Allah, our Lord, we were not idolaters.”
Look at how they have deceived themselves and how their inventions have forsaken them.
Of such people, some listen to you, but We have covered their hearts with veils. In this way, they do not understand because of the [spiritual] deafness in their ears. If they saw every one of Our signs, they would not believe in them. [They would disbelieve] to such extent that, when they approach you, they just want to argue. The unbelievers claim, “These [signs] are nothing but tales of the ancients.”
They hinder others from (the message) as they keep away from it themselves. They only destroy their own souls, and they don’t even realize it.
If only you could see when they are assembled before the fire! They will say, “Oh, if only we would be returned [to the earthly life], we would not deny our Lord’s signs. We would be among the believers.”
Nonsense! What they concealed will become manifest before them. If they were returned, they would certainly go back to sinfulness. They certainly are liars.
Some say, “Nothing is beyond our life in this world. We will not be raised from the dead.”
If you could only see when they will be made to stand before their Lord! He will say, “Is this not true?” They will answer, “Yes, by our Lord.” He will say, “Taste the punishment because you rejected faith.”
Lost indeed are those who disregard the fact that they must meet Allah. Suddenly the hour [of judgment] will be upon them. They will say, “Oh, disaster is upon us because we did not give serious thought.” The weights of their sins are borne on their backs. What a miserable burden!
The life of this world is merely entertainment and amusement. Better yet is the home of the hereafter for those who live righteously. Don’t you understand?
We certainly realize that what they say hurts your feelings. Indeed, they do not reject you, but the unbelievers reject the verses of Allah.
Honestly, messengers before you were rejected. They patiently endured rejection and persecution. Finally, Our help came to them. No one can alter the words of Allah. Truly, you have already received some accounts of those messengers.
If their rejection becomes too unbearable, perhaps you would seek a tunnel in the earth or a ladder to the sky to bring them a sign. If Allah had so willed, He could have brought them to guidance. Do not be among the ignorant.
Only those who listen will accept. Allah will raise the dead, and they will return to Him.
They say, “Why has a sign not been sent down to him from his Lord?” Say, “Allah certainly is Most Capable to send a sign. Most of them do not understand.”
There is not a creature on the earth, not even a being that flies on wings, that is not part of a community, just like you [humanity]. We have omitted nothing from the Book. They all shall be assembled before their Lord.
Those who reject our signs cannot hear or speak and are in the dark. Allah leaves whom He will to wander. He places whom He will on the Straight Way.
Say, “Do you think that, if the wrath of Allah or the hour [of judgment] suddenly came upon you, you would call on anybody other than Allah, if you are honest?
“No, you would call on Him alone, and He would remove your misery if it would be His will. You would forget the partners you ascribe to Him.”
Before you [Prophet Muhammed], We sent [messengers] to many nations. We afflicted the nations with suffering and adversity in order that they may learn humility.
When they received affliction from Us, why did they not learn humility? On the contrary, their hearts became hard, and Satan made their deeds appealing to them.
When they forgot the warning they had received, We opened to them the bounty of blessings. In the midst of their enjoyment of their gifts, We suddenly called them to account. They were plunged into despair.
Of the sinners, the last remnant was cut off. Praise Allah, Lord of the Worlds!
Say, “Do you think that, if Allah removed your hearing and sight and sealed your hearts, a god other than Allah could restore them?” See the various ways We explain the signs; yet they turn aside.
Say, “Do you think that, if the [eternal] punishment of Allah came to you suddenly or by announcement, would any be destroyed besides the sinners?”
We send messengers only to proclaim the good news and to warn. Those who believe and change shall have no fear or grief upon them.
Those who reject Our signs shall be punished because they wouldn’t stop sinning.
[Prophet Muhammed,] say, “I do not say that the treasures of Allah are with me, or that I know what is hidden. I do not say that I am an angel. I only follow what is revealed to me.” Say, “Can the unseeing be considered equal to the seeing? Will you then not consider?”
Give this warning to those who fear that they will be assembled before their Lord: Except for Him, they will have no protector or intercessor. Perhaps they may become righteous.
Do not reject those who call on their Lord morning and evening, seeking His face. You are not accountable for them, and they are not accountable for you. If you reject them, you are unjust.
We tested some of them by [the conditions of] others, so they might say, “Among us, are these favored by Allah?” Doesn’t Allah know best who are grateful?
When believers in Our signs come to you, say, “Peace to you! Your Lord has inscribed His mercy. If any of you committed evil in ignorance, and then repented and made amends, He is Most Forgiving, Most Merciful.
Thus do We explain the signs in detail, so that the way of sinners is exposed.
Say, “I am forbidden to worship those you worship instead of Allah.” Say, “I will not follow your perverse views or I would be astray. I would not be among the rightly guided.”
Say, “I truly have plain evidence from my Lord, but you reject it. What you want hastened is not within my power. The command is with Allah alone. He declares the truth. He is best to decide.”
Say, “If what you want hastened were in my power, the matter would be settled at once between me and you. Allah knows best who sins.
“With Him are the keys of the unseen elements. None knows them except Him. He knows whatever is of land and sea. Not a leaf falls without His knowledge. No grain is in the depths of the earth, or anything fresh or dry that isn’t recorded in a concise account.
“He keeps your souls at night and has knowledge of all that you have done by day. He raises you [from sleep] again so that an appointed term may be fulfilled. You will return to Him. He will reveal the truth of all that you did.”
He is omnipotent over His servants. He appoints guardians over you. Eventually, when death approaches one of you, Our angels take his/her soul. They never fail.
People are returned to Allah, their true protector. Without question, the judgment is His. He is the swiftest to take account.”
Say, “Who delivers you from the dark recesses of land and sea when you call upon Him in humility and silence? [You claim,] ‘If only He will deliver us from danger, we will show our gratitude.’”
Say, “Allah delivers you from such danger and other calamities, and still, you worship false gods.”
Say, “He is the Most Capable to send crises upon you from above and beneath your feet. He could throw you into confusion and division. He could cause you to suffer violence from others.” See how We illustrate the signs so they may understand.
Your people, however, deny what is the truth. Say, “I am not put in charge of you.
For every prophecy is a term. You will soon come to realize.”
When you see people engaged in frivolous talk about Our signs, turn from them until they talk about something else. If Satan makes you forget, then, after you remember, do not sit in the company of sinners.
Concerning them, the righteous are not responsible, but they should remind [the sinners] so they may obtain reverence.
Avoid those who assume religion to be mere distraction and enjoyment. They are deceived by the life of this world. Tell them that every soul delivers itself to ruin by its own acts. It will find no protector or intercessor except Allah. If it offered every ransom, nothing would be accepted. That is what happens to those who deliver themselves to ruin by their own acts. They will have boiling water to drink. They will have a horrible punishment because they would not believe.
Say, “Should we call on others besides Allah –others that can neither benefit nor harm us? Should we regress after receiving guidance from Allah? Should we then be like one whom the demons have misled? He/she is left to wander aimlessly across the wilderness while his/her friends, trying to guide him/her, beg, ‘Follow us.’” Say, “Allah’s guidance is the only guidance. We are commanded to surrender to the Lord of the Worlds.
“[We are commanded] to be consistent in ritual prayers, and to fear Allah. It is to Him that we shall be assembled.”
It is He who created the skies and Earth in accordance with truth. Whenever He says, “Be!” it is. His Word is truth. Dominion is His on the day the trumpet will be blown [on the Day of Resurrection]. He knows the unseen as well as that which is publicized. He is the Perfectly Wise, the All-aware.
Recall that Abraham said to his father Azar, “Do you acknowledge idols for gods? I see you and your people in obvious error.”
We showed Abraham the splendor of the skies and Earth so he may have assurance.
When the night enveloped him, he saw a star and said, “This is my Lord.” When it set, he said, “I cannot love something that disappears.”
When he saw the moon rise, he said, “This is my Lord.” When the moon set, he said, “Unless my Lord guides me, I shall surely be among those who are lost.”
When he saw the sun rise, he said, “This is my Lord; this is the most awesome of all.” When the sun set, he said, “O my people, I am indeed free from your assigning partners to Allah.
I am firmly focused on He who created the skies and Earth; I am dedicated, and I am not of those who believe in idols.”
His people argued with him. He said, “Do you argue with me about Allah, when He has certainly guided me? I do not fear whatever you associate with Him, unless my Lord wills it. My Lord embraces everything with His knowledge. Will you not take heed?
“Why should I fear anything you associate with Him? You aren’t afraid of associating [idols] with Him without His ever having given you permission. Which of the two sides has more right to feel safe, if you happen to know?”
Those who believe and do not confound their beliefs with error are saved, for they are guided.
Such was the reasoning about Us that We gave to Abraham to confront his people. We elevate whom We will, degree by degree. Your Lord is Perfectly Wise, the All-knowing.
We blessed (Abraham) with Isaac and Jacob. We guided them as We had previously guided Noah. Among (Abraham’s) descendants were David, Solomon, Job, Joseph, Moses, and Aaron. Thus do We reward those who live righteously.
Also, Zachariah, John, Jesus, and Elijah are all in the ranks of the righteous.
Also [included] are Ishmael, Elisha, Jonah, and Lot. To all these We gave favor above nations.
We chose them, their fathers, descendants, and brothers and guided them to the Straight Way.
This indicates the guidance of Allah. He gives guidance to whom He pleases among His worshipers. If any were to acknowledge other gods with Him, however, all the good they did would have been in vain.
These were men to whom We gave the Book and authority and the gift of prophecy. If these [their descendants] reject them, We shall entrust (their message) to a people who will not reject them.
They will be rightly guided by Allah. Follow their guidance. Say, “No reward do I ask of you for this. It is nothing less than a warning for all humanity.”
They did not fairly appraise Allah when they said, “Allah does not reveal anything to any human being.” Say, “Who then bestowed the Book that Moses brought, which was a light and guidance for the people? You made it into scrolls disclosing some [Scriptures] while concealing many. [Through the Torah,] you were taught that which you never knew, neither you nor your ancestors.” Say, “Allah!” Then leave them plunged into vain discourse.
This is a Book that We have bestowed, bringing blessings and confirming (the Book), which came before it so that you [Prophet Muhammed] may warn the Mother of Cities [Mecca] and all around her. Those who believe in the hereafter believe in this [Book], and they are observant of prayers.
Who is more unjust than one who invents a lie against Allah, or who has said, “I have received inspiration,” when he/she has not received it, or who has said, “I can reveal something like what Allah has revealed”? If you could only see how the wicked fare in the agonies of death! The angels stretch forth their hands: “Yield your souls! This day you will receive your reward –a penalty of shame for the lies you used to tell against Allah instead of truth and for scornfully rejecting His signs.”
Certainly, you will return to us naked and alone as We first created you. You will have left behind all that We gave you. We will not see with you your intercessors that you claimed as partners [for worship]. All relations between you will have been cut, and what you claimed will be lost.
Certainly, Allah causes the seed grain and the date stone to split [and sprout]. He brings life from the dead, and He brings death from the living. Such is Allah! How then are you deluded?
He cuts the break of day. He makes the night for rest, and the sun and moon for calculating [time]. Such is the order of the Exalted in Power, the Omniscient.
He is the One who made the stars for you so you may navigate, with their help, through the dark spaces of land and sea. We certainly clarify Our signs for people who know.
He is the One who produced you from a single soul. Here [on Earth] is a place to live and rest. We certainly clarify Our signs for people who understand.
He is the One who bestows rain from the skies. With it We produce vegetation of all kinds. From some We produce foliage out of which We produce heaps of grain; out of the date palm and its sheaths, clusters of dates hanging low and near; and gardens of grapes, olives, and pomegranates, each [garden] similar yet unique. Look at the fruit when it emerges and ripens. Indeed, in that are signs for people who believe.
They consider spirit-beings equal with Allah, although Allah created the spirit-beings. Without knowledge, they falsely attribute sons and daughters to Him. He is glorified and exalted above whatever they attribute.
To Him is credited the primal origin of the atmosphere and planet Earth. How can He have a [begotten] child when He has no spouse? He has created all things, and He has full knowledge of all things.
That is your Lord God! No god is there except Him, the Creator of all things. Worship Him for He has all things in His care.
No vision can grasp Him, but His grasp encompasses all visions. He is beyond our comprehension, but He comprehends all.
“Now has appeared from your Lord evidence. If any will see, the benefit will be to his/her own soul. If any chooses to remain unseeing, the detriment will be his/her own. I [your Prophet] am not appointed to guard you.”
We explain the signs in various ways so they may say, “You are knowledgeable,” and so We may clarify matters for those who discern.
Follow what has been revealed to you from your Lord. No god is there except Him. Avoid those who enlist other gods.
If Allah had so planned, they would not have enlisted false gods. We do not require that you be their guardian or manager.
Do not condemn what [gods] they enlist besides Allah, because, out of spite, they may condemn Allah in their ignorance. We have allowed each society to be enamored by its own activities. To their Lord they will return, and then We will account to them about all they did.
They swear their strongest oaths by Allah that, if a sign came to them, they would certainly believe in it. Say, “Signs are only within Allah’s power.” What will make you realize that they would not believe even if (a sign) came?
We shall confound their hearts and eyes. They refused to believe in this in the first place, so We will leave them to their sins, to wander in distraction.
We could send angels to them. We could make the dead speak to them. We could assemble things before them face to face. Even if we did those things, they would still not believe unless Allah so willed. Most of them are ignorant.
For every messenger, We have appointed satanic enemies from among people and spirit-beings. They inspire one another with believable dialog with deception. If your Lord had so planned, they could not have done so. Leave them alone with their inventions.
May the hearts of those who deny the hereafter incline to such (deceit). May they be pleased with it. May they earn from it what they can.
Say, “Should I seek a judge other than Allah? It was He who sent down to you the Book that is clear. Those to whom We have given the Book know that it was revealed from your Lord in truth. Therefore, do not be among the disputants.”
The Word of your Lord is fulfilled in truth and justice. No one can change His words. He is the All-hearing, the All-knowing.
If you obey most of those on the earth, they will misguide you from Allah’s way. They follow nothing but conjecture, and they only guess.
Indeed, your Lord knows best who strays from His way. He knows best who are guided.
Eat of that over which Allah’s name has been said, if you truly believe in His messages.
Why would you not eat that over which Allah’s name has been said? He has already explained to you in detail what is forbidden, except under compulsion of necessity. Many mislead by their selfish ignorance. Truly, your Lord knows best who sin.
Abstain from evil, whether it is public or secret. Truly, those who sin will be paid what they earn.
Do not eat what has not had Allah’s name said over it. That would be a sin. Truly, the demons inspire their partners to involve you in an argument. If you pay attention to them, you will become no better than the idolaters.
[Consider] one who was [spiritually] dead and upon whom We gave life. [We gave] a light so he/she may see the way among people. Is he/she like one in depths of darkness from which he/she cannot emerge? Thus their own conduct seems right to the unbelievers.
Thus We allow leaders in every city to be among the wicked so they shall scheme in it. They scheme only against their own souls, and they don’t even realize it.
Whenever a sign comes to them, they say, “We will never believe until we are given something like what Allah’s messengers were given.” Allah knows best upon whom to bestow His message. Humiliation and severe punishment will smite the sinners for all their scheming.
For those whom Allah wants to guide, He opens their hearts to Islam. For those whom He wants to leave astray, He closes and constricts their hearts as if they were climbing to the sky. This is the way Allah lays penalty upon those who refuse to believe.
This is the way of your Lord; it leads straight. Certainly, We have detailed the signs for those willing to receive warning.
They will have a home of peace in the presence of their Lord. He will be their Guardian because of how they lived.
One day, He will assemble them. “O assembly of spirit-beings, you certainly misguided many of the people.” Their buddies among people will say, “Our Lord, we profited from each other, but we reached our span [of living], which you set for us.” He will say, “The fire will be your dwelling place where you will stay continuously, except as Allah wills. Truly, Your Lord is the Perfectly Wise, the All-knowing.”
This is how we make sinners turn to one another, because of what they earn.
O assembly of spirit-beings and people, were there not messengers among you to present My signs and to warn you of the meeting of your day [to be judged]? They will say [on that day], “We testify against ourselves.” The life of this world deceived them, so they themselves will testify that they would not believe.
So it is, because your Lord would not destroy, due to sin, inhabited territories while the populations had not been advised.
To all are ranks according to their deeds, for your Lord is not unaware of a single thing that they do.
Your Lord is the independent owner of mercy. If it were His will, He could destroy you. In your place, He could appoint His choice as your successors, just as He raised you from the lineage of another generation.
Certainly, all He has promised you will come to pass, and you cannot foil it.
Say, “O my people, do whatever you can. I surely will also. You will soon know who will have a home in the finale. Certainly, the wicked will not succeed!”
From what Allah has produced in crops and cattle, they assign Him a share. They make a claim in saying, “This is for Allah, and this is for the associates [the false gods].” The share for their associates [with Allah] does not reach Allah, but the share for Allah reaches the associates. What they do is evil.
Likewise, their [belief in] associates [with Allah] makes the killing of their children seem right to the idolaters. This brings them to ruin and confuses them in religion. If Allah had so willed, they could not do such. Therefore, separate from them and all their [religious] fabrications.
They also say that some cattle and crops are forbidden and that no one should eat them except as (the idolaters) please. That is their claim. Some cattle are forbidden for burden, and there are cattle over which they do not say Allah’s name. They make lies about Allah. He will pay them for what they fabricate.
They also say, “What is in the wombs of certain cattle is reserved for the men and forbidden to the women. If it is still-born, however, everybody has a share in it.” For their [superstitious] claims, He will soon punish them. Indeed, He is the Perfectly Wise, the All-knowing.
Those who kill their children are surely lost. They do so foolishly, without any knowledge. They forbid what Allah has provided for them, making fabrications against Allah. They have indeed gone astray and are not among the guided ones.
He has produced gardens, some with plant supports and some without. [He has produced] dates and crops with differing tastes, and olives and pomegranates –some similar and some quite different. Eat of the seasonal fruits. Give what is due [for charity] on the day of harvest. Do not waste by excess. Allah really does not love those who waste.
Of the cattle, some are for carrying burdens, and some are for meat. Eat what Allah has provided for you. Do not follow the footsteps of Satan. Certainly, he is to you an avowed enemy.
[Propose] eight animals –two pairs of sheep and two pairs of goats. Say, “Has He forbidden the two males or the two females [of each group] or has He forbidden what is carried in the wombs of the two females? Explain it to me from your knowledge if you are telling the truth.”
[Propose] two [pairs of] camels and two [pairs of] cows. Say, “Has He forbidden the two males or the two females [of each group] or has He forbidden what is carried in the wombs of the two females? Did you witness Allah’s command of this? Who sins greater than the one who fabricates a lie about Allah to mislead people without knowledge? Allah certainly does not guide the sinners.”
Say, “I do not find in what has been revealed to me anything forbidden to be eaten by any consumer. The exceptions are carrion, flowing blood, and pork, which is filthy, and a sinful offering over which a name other than Allah has been said. If a person is forced by necessity, without desire and indulgence, your Lord is the Most Forgiving, Most Merciful.”
We did forbid Jews from animals having claws. We made the fat of cows and sheep unlawful for them, except what was on their backs or internal organs or what was joined to bones. This was because of their rebellion. We are surely truthful.
If they deny you, say, “Your Lord is full of infinite mercy, but His punishment cannot be averted from the sinful people.”
The idolaters will say, “If Allah had wanted, we could not have assigned partners to Him. Neither would our fathers. We would not have outlawed anything.” Their ancestors told the same kind of lies until they experienced Our wrath. Say, “Do you have any real knowledge? If so, produce it for us. You don’t have anything but conjecture. You only guess.”
Say, “The conclusion of the argument is with Allah. If it were His will, He could have guided all of you.”
Say, “Produce your witnesses to testify that Allah has forbidden this.” If they do testify, do not bear witness with them. Do not follow the views of those who deny Our signs, who do not believe in the afterlife, and who regard others as equal with their Lord.
Say, “Come, and I will cite what Allah has prohibited for you. Do not equate partners with Him. Honor your parents. Do not kill children because of your financial situation as We will provide for you and for (your babies). Do not even consider shameful deeds, whether publicly or privately. Do not destroy life that Allah has made sacred, unless it is necessary to maintain justice and order. Thus does He command you so you may learn good judgment.
“Do not advance toward the orphan’s property, unless you intend to improve it, until he/she attains an age of competence. Measure and weigh fairly. No burden do We place on any soul except what it can bear. Whenever you speak, speak truthfully even if a relative is involved. Fulfill the Covenant of Allah. Thus does He command you so you may remember.
“This is my way leading straight. Follow it. Do not follow paths that mislead you from His path. Thus does He command you so you may be righteous.”
Again, We gave Moses the Book in completion to those who would live righteously. It explained everything and was a guide and a mercy so they would believe in the meeting with their Lord.
This [Qur’an] is a blessed Book that We have revealed. Follow it and live righteously so you may receive mercy.
Now you cannot say, “Scriptures were sent to two peoples before our time, and we never knew what they learned.”
You cannot say, “If the Book had been sent to us, we would have followed its guidance better than they did.” Now clarification has come to you from your Lord. It is a guide and a mercy. Who could sin greater than one who rejects Allah’s signs and turns away from them? Eventually, We will compensate those who rejected Our signs. We will give them a dreadful punishment because they turned away.
Are they waiting to see if angels, or the Lord, or certain signs of the Lord come to them? The day that certain signs do come, it won’t do any good for any soul to believe in them then if it didn’t believe before and did not earn goodness through faith. Say, “Wait; we are certainly waiting.”
Truly, as for those who have divided their religion into sects, do not participate with them. Their matter is with Allah. He will tell them what they did.
Whoever does a good deed will have ten times as much to his/her credit. Whoever does an evil deed will be repaid according to his/her sin. No injustice will be done to anybody.
Say, “Truly, my Lord has guided me to a way that is straight, a religion of righteousness. It is the religion of Abraham who was true in faith. He did not add gods [with God].”
Say, “Truly, my prayer, my service of sacrifice, my life, and my death are for Allah, the Cherisher of the Worlds.
No partner does He have: this I am commanded, and I [Muhammed] am the first of those to bow to His will.”
Say, “Should I seek, as my Lord, another besides Allah when He is Lord of all? Every soul earns only for itself, and no bearer of burdens can bear the burden of another. Your final goal is to your Lord. He will inform you of the things about which you dispute.
“It is He who has made you representatives, inheritors of Earth. He has raised you in ranks, some above others so that He may test you in the gifts He has given you. Your Lord is quick in punishment, yet He is indeed Most Forgiving, Most Merciful.”
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