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(This Quran is) a book sent down to you, so that through it you may warn (people), so let there be no difficulty in your heart on account of it, and it is reminder for the believers.
Follow that which is sent down to you from your Fosterer and do not follow friends besides Him, little is it that you mind.
And how many a city We destroyed, so Our punishment came to it by night or while they slept in the afternoon.
And when Our punishment came to them, their cry was nothing except that they said, "We were certainly unjust."
So We will definitely question those to whom We sent (Our messengers) and We will definitely question the messengers.
Then We will definitely narrate to them with knowledge because We were never absent.
And the weighing on that day will be true (correct). Then as for him whose weight (of good deeds) will be heavy, then those will be the persons who will be successful.
And as for him whose weight (of good deeds) will be light, then those will be the persons who will cause loss to themselves because they used to be unjust to Our signs.
And We have established you in the earth and We have made therein (means) of your livelihood, (but) the gratitude which you express is little.
And We indeed created you (mankind) then gave you a form, then We said to the angels, "Bow down to Adam," so they bowed down except Iblis, he was not of those who bowed down.
He (Allah) said, "What prevented you, that you did not bow down when I commanded you?" He (Iblis) said, "I am better than him, You created me from fire whereas You created him from clay."
He (Allah) said, "Then go down from it, because it does not befit you that you should consider yourself great in it, so get out, you are certainly of those who are degraded."
He (Iblis) said, "Give me time till they are raised (after death on the day of resurrection)."
He (Allah) said, "You are certainly of those who are given time."
He (Iblis) said, "Because You have removed me from the way, I will definitely sit waiting for them (human beings) on Your straight path,
then I will definitely come to them from before them and from behind them and from their right hand side and from their left hand side, and You will not find the majority of them grateful."
He (Allah) said, "Get out of it, disgraced, driven away, whoever of them follows you, I will definitely fill hell with all of you."
"And O Adam ! you and your wife dwell in the garden and eat from wherever you will, but do not go near this tree, for then you will be of the unjust."
But the devil whispered to them both, so as to make manifest to them that which was hidden from them of their shame, and said, "Your Fosterer has forbidden you this tree only (for the reason that after eating it), both of you will become angels or become immortals."
And he swore to them both, "I am certainly a sincere adviser to you."
Thus he caused them to fall through his deceit. So when they tasted of the tree their shame became manifest to them* and they both began to cover themselves with the leaves of the garden, and their Fosterer called out to them, "Did I not forbid you both (from going near) that tree and tell you both that the devil is certainly your open enemy?" *Probably earlier to this they too, like the animals, were not conscious of shame.
They said, "Our Fosterer ! we have been unjust to ourselves and if You do not protectively forgive us and have mercy on us we will definitely be of those who are at loss."
He (Allah) said, "Go down, some of you will be the enemies of others, and there is a place of stay and provision for you in the earth till a time."
He (Allah) said, "In it you will live and in it you will die and from it you will be brought out."
O children of Adam ! We have sent down to you clothing for hiding your shame and for good appearance, and clothing that guards (against evil), that is the best. That is of the signs of Allah that they may be mindful.
O children of Adam ! do not let the devil tempt you as (he tempted and) got your parents (Adam and Hawwa driven) out of the garden, pulling off from both of them their clothing to show them their shame; he sees you, he and his tribe, from a place where you cannot see them. We have certainly made the devils friends of those who do not believe.
And when they do anything indecent they say, "We found our fathers doing this and Allah has commanded us to do it." Say, "Allah certainly does not command anything that is indecent. Do you say about Allah that which you do not know?"
Say, "My Fosterer commands justice and (that you) set right your attention at every time/place of prostration (worship) and (then) pray to Him making religion exclusively for Him. You will return, in the manner in which He originated you.
A party has He guided while (another) party, error is due on them (because) they have taken the devils as their friends besides Allah and they think that they are (rightly) guided."
O children of Adam ! take (care of) your adornment (in dress) at every time/place of prostration (worship) and eat and drink and do not be extravagant, He certainly does not like those who are extravagant.
Say, "Who has made unlawful the adornment and the good things from the provision of Allah which He has brought forth for His servants?" Say, "For those who believe, these are (the provisions) in the life of this world, (and they will be) exclusively (for them, on the) day of resurrection." Thus do We detail Our signs for a people who know. ur signs for a people who know.
Say, "My Fosterer has made unlawful only the indecencies, those of them which are apparent and those which are secret, and sin, and rebellion without having the right to do so, and that you associate with Allah that for which He has not sent down any authority, and that you say about Allah that which you do not know."
And for every community there is a (fixed) term, so when (the end of) their term comes they will neither be able to postpone the time nor advance it.
O children of Adam ! whenever there come to you messengers from among you, narrating to you My signs, then whoever guards (against evil) and amends, then there will neither be any fear on them nor will they grieve.
And those who deny Our signs and (turn away) from them considering themselves great, those are the inhabitants of the fire, they will stay in it.
So who is more unjust than he who forges a lie against Allah or denies His signs? Those are the persons whose portion of (that which is written in) the book (as destiny) will reach them till Our messengers come to them to take them back (at the time of their death), (when) they will say, "Where are those whom you used to pray to, besides Allah?" They will say, "They have gone away from us," and they will bear witness against themselves that they were infidels.
He will say, "Enter the fire with the communities which have passed away before you, from among the jinn and human beings." Whenever a community enters, it will curse its sister, (earlier community) until they follow each other into it, all together. The later of them will say regarding the former of them, "Our Fosterer ! these led us astray, so give them double punishment of the fire." He (Allah) will say, "For everyone there is double (punishment) but you do not know."
And the former of them will say to the later of them, "So there is no preference for you over us, therefore taste the punishment for that which you used to earn."
Those who deny Our signs and (turn away) from them considering themselves great, the gates of the sky will certainly not be opened for them and they will not enter the garden until the camel passes the eye of the needle, and thus do We reward the criminals.
For them there will be a bed * in hell and coverings from above them, and thus do We reward the unjust. * Habitation
And those who believe and do righteous works, We do not task a soul (anyone) but to its capacity, those are the inhabitants of the garden, they will stay in it.
And We will remove whatever of ill-feeling would be there in their hearts, rivers will flow beneath them and they will say, "Praise is due only for Allah, Who guided us to this and we would not have been guided had Allah not guided us. Messengers of our Fosterer indeed came to us with the truth." And it will be called out to them, that: "This is the garden, you have been made to inherit it because of that which you used to do."
And the inhabitants of the garden will call out to the inhabitants of the fire (saying) that, "We have found that which our Fosterer promised us, to be true, so have you (too) found that which your Fosterer promised you, to be true?" They will say, "Yes." Then an announcer will announce among them that: "Curse of Allah is on the unjust,
who turn away (people) from the way of Allah and seek to make it crooked and they are rejecters of the hereafter."
And between them (there will be) a veil, and on the heights (from where one can recognise), there will be men who will recognise everyone by their marks and they will call out to the inhabitants of the garden (saying) that, "Peace be on you all." They would not have (yet) entered it though they would be in the hope (of entering it).
And when their eyes will turn towards the inhabitants of the fire, they will say, "Our Fosterer ! do not place us with the unjust people."
And the inhabitants of the heights (from where one can recognise), will call out to the men whom they would recognise by their marks, saying, "Your collections (hoardings) and that in which you considered yourselves great, have not saved you (from the punishment)."
Are these the persons about whom you swore that Allah will not bestow them with His mercy? Enter the garden, there will neither be any fear on you nor will you grieve.
And the inhabitants of the fire will call out to the inhabitants of the garden (saying) that, "Pour out on us water or (something) of that which Allah has provided you." They will say, "Allah has certainly forbidden both (the things) for the infidels,
who took their religion as sport and pastime and the life of the world deceived them." So this day We will forget them as they forgot the meeting of this day of theirs, and because they used to knowingly reject Our signs.
And We have indeed bestowed them with a book which We have explained in detail on (the basis of ) knowledge, a guide and a mercy for a people who believe.
Do they wait for anything else than the fulfillment (of the promise made in the book)? The day its fulfillment comes, those who had forgotten it earlier will say, "Messengers of our Fosterer had indeed come with the truth. So are there any mediators for us, that they may mediate for us or could we be sent back so that we may do something other than that which we used to do?" They have indeed caused loss to themselves and that which they used to forge has gone away from them.
Your Fosterer is certainly Allah Who created the skies and the earth in six periods, then He set the balance on the throne (of the universe) . He makes the night to cover the day, which (i.e. the day) seeks the (night) rapidly (in succession). And the sun and the moon and the stars are compelled to follow His command. Is not His the creation and he command? Blessed be Allah the Fosterer of the worlds.
Pray to your Fosterer humbly and secretly, He certainly does not like those who exceed the limits.
And do not act corruptly in the land after it has been set right. And pray to Him in fear and hope. Allah's mercy is certainly near those who are doers of good.
And He it is Who sends the winds as bearers of good news before His mercy, until when they bring up a heavy cloud, (then) We drive it to a dead land, then We send down through it water, then We bring out through it fruits of every kind. Thus We bring out the dead. Perhaps you will me mindful.
And [from] the land which is good its vegetation comes out by the permission of its Fosterer and [from the land] which is bad nothing comes out except a little [vegetation]. Thus do We repeat the signs for a people who are grateful.
We had sent Nuh to his people, so he said [to them], "O my people ! serve Allah, you have no god other than Him, I fear for you the punishment of the great day."
The leaders of his people said, "We certainly see you in clear error."
He said, "O my people ! there is no error in me but I am a messenger from the Fosterer of the worlds.
I convey to you the messages of my Fosterer and advise you, and I know from Allah that which you do not know.
What ! do you wonder that a reminder has come to you from your Fosterer through a man from among you, that he may warn you and that you may guard (against evil) and that you may be dealt with mercifully?"
But they denied him so We delivered him and those with him in the ship and We drowned those who denied Our signs, they were certainly a blind people.
And to (the tribe of) Aad, (We had sent) their brother Hud. He said (to them), "O my people ! serve Allah, you have no god other than Him, will you not then guard (against evil)?"
The leaders of those who did not believe from among his people said, "We certainly see you in foolishness and we certainly think that you are of the liars."
He said, "O my people ! I am not in foolishness, but I am a messenger from the Fosterer of the worlds.
I convey to you the messages of my Fosterer and I am a trustworthy adviser to you.
What ! do you wonder that a reminder has come to you from your Fosterer through a man from among you that he may warn you? And remember when He made you successors after the people of Nuh and caused you to grow into an extensive creation (nation), so remember the bounties of Allah that you may be successful."
They said, "Have you come to us (to tell us) that we should worship Allah alone and leave off (worshipping) that which our forefathers worshipped? Then bring to us that with which you threaten us, if you are of the truthful.
He said, "Uncleanliness and anger from your Fosterer have already fallen on you. What ! do you dispute with me about names which you have named, you and your forefathers, for which Allah has not sent down any authority, then wait, I (too), with you, will be one of those who wait."
So We delivered him and those with him by mercy from Us and We cut off the roots of those who denied Our signs and were not believers.
And to (the tribe of ) Samood (We had sent) their brother Salih. He said (to them), "O my people! serve Allah, you have no god other than Him, clear proof has indeed come to you from your Fosterer, this is the she-camel of Allah, a sign for you, so leave her to pasture in Allah's earth and do not touch her to harm (her), otherwise a painful punishment will seize you.
And remember when He made you successors after Aad and settled you in the earth, you build palaces in its plains and carve out houses in the mountains, so remember the bounties of Allah and do not cause disturbance in the earth being corrupt."
The leaders of his people who considered themselves great, said to those who believed from among those who were considered weak, "Do you surely know that Salih is a messenger from his Fosterer?" They said, "Certainly, we are believers in that with which he has been sent."
Those who considered themselves great said, "We do not believe in that which you believe."
So they killed the she-camel and revolted against the commandment of their Fosterer and (then) they said, "O Salih ! bring on us what you threaten us with, if you are of the messengers (sent by Allah)."
So the earthquake took hold of them, thus they became motionless in their houses.
Then he (Salih) turned away from them and said, "O my people ! I had conveyed to you the message of my Fosterer and given you good advice but you do not love good advisers."
And (We had sent) Lut, when he said to his people, "What ! do you commit an indecency which no one in the worlds has committed before you?
You come to men with lust besides women. No ! you are an extravagant people."
And the answer of his people was nothing except that they said, "Send them out of your city, they are people who want to be clean."
So We delivered him and his followers except his wife, she was of those who stayed behind.
And We rained on them a rain, then see how the end of the criminals was (brought about).
And to Midian (We had sent) their brother Shuaib, he said, "O my people ! serve Allah, you have no god other that Him. Clear proof has come to you from your Fosterer so give back full measure and weight, and (with regard to) goods, do not give to people anything which is less than what is due to them, and do not cause corruption in the earth after it has been set right. That is the best for you if you are believers.
And do not sit on every road threatening and turning away from the way of Allah him who believes in Him, and seeking to make it crooked, and remember when you were few then He multiplied you, and see how the end of the corrupt was (brought about).
And if there is a party among you which believes in that which I am sent with and there is another party which does not believe, then be patient until Allah judges between us and He is the Best of judges."
The leaders of those who considered themselves great form among his people said, "We will definitely send you out form our city, O Shuaib, and (also) those who believe with you or else you should return to our religious dictates." He said, " Even though we dislike it?
We would forge a lie against Allah, if we return to your religious dictates after Allah has delivered us from it. And it is not for us to return to it unless Allah our Fosterer wills. Our Fosterer's knowledge extends over everything, we trust in Allah. Our Fosterer ! decide between us and our people with truth and You are the Best of judges."
And the leaders of those who did not believe from among his people said, "If you follow Shuaib then you will certainly be losers."
So the earthquake took hold of them, thus they became motionless in their houses.
Those who denied Shuaib became as though they had not lived therein, who denied Shuaib, they were the losers.
So he turned away from them and said, "O my people ! I had conveyed to you the messages of my Fosterer and given you good advice, then how should I feel sorry for a people who reject?"
And We did not send a (single) prophet to any city but We seized its people with distress and harm that they may humble themselves.
Then We changed the evil for good, until (the good became) surplus and they said, "(Such) harm and happiness did afflict our forefathers (too)," then We seized them suddenly while they did not perceive.
And had the people of the cities believed and guarded (against evil), We would have opened on them blessings from the sky and the earth, but they denied, so We seized them on account of what they used to earn.
Are the people of the cities then secure from the distress that could come from Us on them at night while they are asleep?
Or are the people of the cities secure from the distress that could come from Us on them in the day time while they are playing?
Are they then secure from Allah's pain? So no one feels secure from Allah's plan except the people who are losers.
Is (history) not a (source of ) guidance for those who inherit the earth after its (previous) inhabitants (who were destroyed for their sins) that if We will, We can afflict them (too), for their sins, and set a seal on their hearts so that they would not be able to hear? sins, and set a seal on their hearts so that they would not be able to hear?
Those (are) the cities from whose histories We narrate to you, and their messengers had come to them with clear proofs, but they would not believe in that which they had denied earlier. Thus does Allah set a seal on the hearts of the infidels.
And We did not find in most of them (faithfulness) in(their) agreement and We found most of them to be transgressors.
Then after them, We sent Musa with Our signs to Firawn and his leaders, but they were unjust to them, so see how the end of the corrupt was (brought about).
And Musa said, "O Firawn ! I am a messenger from the Fosterer of the worlds.
(It is) incumbent upon (me) that I should not speak anything about Allah except the truth. I have come to you with clear proof from your Fosterer so send the children of Israel with me."
He (Firawn) said, "If you have come with a sign (from Allah) then bring it, if you are of the truthful."
So he (Musa) threw his staff, when it became a clear serpent,
and he drew forth his hand, when it became white for those who were seeing.
The leaders of Firawn's people said, "This is certainly a learned magician,
he intends to drive you out of your land, so what do you advise?"
They said, "Keep him and his brother (waiting in) hope, meanwhile send collectors into the cities,
that they may come to you with every learned magician."
And the magicians came to Firawn, saying, "There should certainly be a reward for us if we are victors."
He said, "Yes, and you will be of those who are near (to me)."
They said, "O Musa ! will you throw (show your magic first) or shall we be the first to throw?"
He said, "You throw (first)." So when they threw, they cast a magic on the eyes of the people and sought to frighten them, and they came out with a great magic.
And We communicated to Musa that: "Throw your staff," so when it swallowed that which they had falsely devised,
the truth was established and what they did was falsified.
Thus they were defeated there and they returned degraded.
And the magicians were made to fall down prostrate,
saying, "We believe in the Fosterer of the worlds,
Fosterer of Musa and Harun."
Firawn said, "You believe in Him before I permit you? This is certainly a plan you have planned in the city so that you may drive out of it, its people, but you will know,
I will definitely have your hands and your feet cut off from opposite sides, then I will definitely have you crucified all together."
They said, "We will anyhow return to our Fosterer,
and you do not take vengeance on us except (for the reason) that we believed in the signs of our Fosterer when they came to us. Our Fosterer ! pour out patience on us and take us back (make us die) as Muslims."
And the leaders of the people of Firawn said, "Will you leave Musa and his people to cause corruption in the land and to leave you and your gods?" He said, "We will have their sons killed and leave their women alive, and we certainly have power over them."
Musa said to his people, "Seek the help of Allah and be patient, the earth is certainly Allah's, He makes it to be inherited by whomever He wills from among His servants, and the end is (good) for those who guard (against evil)."
They said, "We were harmed before you came to us and (even) after you came to us." He said, "It may be that your Fosterer will destroy your enemy and make you successors in the land, then see how you act."
And We indeed seized Firawn's people with famine and reduction of fruits that they may be mindful.
So when good befell them, they said, "This is due to us," and when evil befell them, they ascribed it to the ill-luck of Musa and those with him. Beware ! their ill-luck is only with Allah, but the majority of them does not know.
And they said, "Whatever sign you may bring to us, to influence us with its magic, we will not believe in you."
So We sent on them the flood and the locusts and the lice and the frogs and the blood, signs explaining in detail (the power of Allah), but they considered themselves great and they were a criminal people. criminal people.
And whenever the penalty befell them they said, "O Musa ! pray for us to your Fosterer by virtue of His agreement with you, if you remove the penalty from us we will definitely believe in you and we will definitely send the children of Israel with you."
But whenever We removed the penalty from them for a term which they had to reach, then they broke (the promise).
So We inflicted retribution on them and drowned them in the flowing water (of the sea) because they denied Our signs and were heedless of them.
And We made those people who were considered to be weak, inherit the eastern parts of the land and the western parts thereof which We had blessed, and the good word of your Fosterer was fulfilled for the children of Israel because of their patience. And We destroyed that which Firawn and his people had built and that which they had erected.
And We took the children of Israel across the sea. Then they came across a people who were devoted to their idols. They said, "O Musa ! make for us a god like the gods they have," he said, "You are certainly an ignorant people,
(as for) these, (the idol worship) in which they are (involved) will certainly be destroyed and that which they are doing is false."
He said, "Should I seek for you, a god other than Allah, when He has favoured you above the worlds?"
And (remember) when We delivered you from the people of Firawn who afflicted you with an evil punishment : they killed your sons and left alive your women, and in that there was a great trial (for you) from your Fosterer.
And We appointed for Musa thirty nights and completed them with ten (more), so he completed forty nights (as) the time appointed by his Fosterer. And Musa said to his brother Harun, "Succeed me (to be in charge, in my absence), of my people, and set right (things) and do not follow the way of those who are corrupt."
And when Musa came at the time/place appointed by Us and his Fosterer spoke to him, he said, "My Fosterer ! show me (Yourself) that I may look at You." He said, "You cannot see Me, but look at the mountain, so if it stays in its place then you will (be able to) see Me." So when his Fosterer unveiled Himself to the mountain, He made it crumble to pieces and Musa fell down senseless. Then when he recovered he said, "Glory be to You ! I turn to You (for mercy) and I am the first of the believers."
He said, "O Musa !I have chosen you above mankind by (selecting you for delivering) My messages and by My speaking (to you), so take hold of that which I give you and be of those who are grateful."
And We prescribed for him in the tablets, admonition regarding everything and explanation of everything (saying), "So take hold of it with strength and command your people to take hold of it in the best (manner), I will show you the home of the transgressors.
I will turn away from My signs those who exhibit greatness in the earth without having the right to do so, and even if they see every sign they will not believe in it, and if they see the right way, they will not take it as (their) way, but if they see the way of error, they will take it as (their) way. That is because they denied Our signs and were heedless of them.
And those who deny Our signs and the meeting of the hereafter, their deeds are fruitless. Will they be rewarded for anything other than that which they used to do?"
And the people of Musa, after he (had left), took (for worship) the (mere) body of a calf (which they had made) from their ornaments, the (calf) had a hollow sound. Did they not see that it could neither speak to them nor guide them (to the right) way? They took it (for worship) and they were unjust. to the right) way? They took it (for worship) and they were unjust.
And when they repented and saw that they had gone astray, they said, "If our Fosterer does not have mercy on us and protectively forgive us, we will definitely be of those who are losers."
And when Musa returned to his people, angry and grieved, he said, "Evil is that with which you succeeded me after me. Did you (wish to) hasten the command of your Fosterer?" And he put down the tablets and seized his brother by the head, dragging him towards himself. He said, "Son of my mother ! the people certainly considered me weak and almost killed me, so do not make the enemies rejoice over me and do not place me with the people who are unjust."
He said, "My Fosterer ! protectively forgive me and my brother and admit us into Your mercy and You are the Most Merciful of those who are merciful."
Those who took the calf (for worship), anger from their Fosterer will certainly reach them and (also) disgrace in the life of this world. And thus do We reward those who invent lies.
And those who do evil works then repent after that and believe, your Fosterer, after that, is certainly Protectively Forgiving, Merciful.
And when the anger of Musa calmed down, he took up the tablets, and in its inscription there was guidance and mercy for those who were afraid of their Fosterer.
And Musa chose seventy men from his people for Our appointed time/place, then when the earthquake took hold of them, he said, "My Fosterer ! if You had willed You could have destroyed them before along with me. Will You destroy us for what the fools among us did? This is nothing but Your testing (us), through it You lead astray whom You will and You guide whom You will, You are our Guardian, therefore protectively forgive us and have mercy on us and You are the Best of those who protectively forgive.
And prescribe for us good in this world and in the hereafter, we certainly turn to You." He said, "I afflict with My punishment whom I will, whereas My mercy extends over everything, so I will prescribe it for those who guard (against evil) and give charity (zakat) and those who believe in Our signs,
Those who follow the messenger, the unlettered prophet about whom they find recorded in the Torah and the Injeel (which are) with them, (that) he will enjoin upon them that which is recognised (as good) and forbid them from that which is not recognised (as good) and make lawful for them the good things and make unlawful on them the bad things and remove from them their burden and the chains which were upon their (necks), then those who believe in him and honour him and help him and follow the light that is sent down with him, those are the successful persons."
Say (Muhammed), "O mankind ! I am certainly a messenger of Allah to you all, Whose is the kingdom of the skies and the earth, there is no god but He, He brings to life and causes to die." So believe in Allah and His messenger, the unlettered prophet who believes in Allah and His words, and follow him so that you may be guided.
And among the people of Musa there is a community which guides with truth and thereby they do justice.
And We divided them into twelve tribal communities. And We communicated to Musa, when his people asked him for water, to strike the rock with his staff; thus twelve springs gushed out from it, (and) all people came to know their drinking place. And We made the clouds to give shade over them and sent down on them manna and quails (saying), "Eat of the good things which We have provided for you." And they did not do injustice to Us but they were unjust to their own souls.
And when it was said to them, "Dwell in the city and eat from wherever you will, and say: put down from us our heavy burdens, and enter the gate prostrating, We will protectively forgive you your mistakes, We will give more to the doers of good,"
then those who were unjust from among them changed the word to something other than that which was said to them, so We sent on them a punishment from the sky because they were unjust.
And ask them about the city which was facing the sea, when they transgressed in (the matter of) Sabbath, when the fish came to them visibly on the day of the Sabbath and the day they did not keep the Sabbath, it (fish) did not come to them. Thus did We test them because they transgressed.
And when a community from among them said, "Why do you admonish a people whom Allah would destroy or whom He would punish with a severe punishment?" They said, "(We admonish them so that) we may be free from blame (when we go back) to your Fosterer, (that we did our duty), and that they may guard (against evil)."
So when they forgot that with which they were reminded, We delivered those who forbade evil, and caught in an evil punishment, those who were unjust because they transgressed.
So when they revolted against that which they were forbidden, We said to them, "Be apes, despised."
And (remember) when your Fosterer announced that towards the day of resurrection He will definitely raise against them one who would inflict them with an evil punishment, your Fosterer is certainly Quick in requiting and He is (also) Protectively Forgiving, Merciful.
And We divided them in the earth (into) communities, of them (some) are righteous and of them (some) are other than that. And We tested them with good and evil that they may return (to the right path).
Then successors who succeeded after them inherited the book, they accepted the apparent good of this low (life) and said, "We will be forgiven." And if a similar apparent good (again) comes to them they would accept it. Was not a pledge taken from them (through) the book, that they should not say anything about Allah except the truth? And they read that which is in the (book). And the home of the hereafter is better for those who guard (against evil). Will you not then understand?
And those who hold fast by the book and establish worship (salat), We will certainly not waste the reward of the righteous.
And when We shook the mountain above them as if it were a covering and they thought that it would certainly fall on them, "Take hold with strength that which We have given you and remember that which is in it that you may guard (against evil)."
And when your Fosterer took out their descendants from the backs of the children of Adam* and made them bear witness against themselves (saying), "Am I not your Fosterer?" They said, "Why not, we bear witness." (We took this testimony from you) lest you should say on the day of resurrection, "We were unaware of this." * Were they in the form of some specific genes of faith?
Or you should say, "Our forefathers associated partners (with Allah) before (us) and we were only their descendants (following their traditions) after them, will You destroy us for what the followers of falsehood did?"
And thus do We explain the signs so that they may return.
Read to them the news of him whom We gave Our signs but he slipped off from it, so the devil followed him up and he became of those who are led astray.
And had We willed We could have elevated him through it, but he clung to the earth and followed his desire, so his likeness is the likeness of the dog, if you attack it, breathes heavily with its tongue out. Such is the likeness of the people who deny Our signs, so narrate the narration that they may reflect.
Evil is the likeness of the people who denied Our signs and were (thus) unjust to themselves.
Whom Allah guides, then he it is who is guided, and whom He leaves astray, those are the persons at loss.
And We have made for the hell many of the jinn and mankind, they have hearts with which they do not understand, and they have eyes with which they do not see, and they have ears with which they do not hear, they are like cattle, no, they are more astray, those are the heedless persons.
And Allah's are the best names, so pray to Him thereby and leave alone those who are perverted regarding His names, they will be rewarded for what they did.
And among those whom We created, there is a community which guides (in accordance) with the truth and does justice thereby.
And those who deny Our signs, We will catch them gradually, from where, they will not know,
and I give them time, My plan is certainly strong.
Have they not reflected? Their companion is not under the influence of a jinn, he is but a clear warner.
Have they not looked into the kingdom of the skies and the earth and everything which Allah has created and (come to the conclusion) that it may be that (the end of ) their term has come near, then in which statement after this will they believe?
One whom Allah leaves in error, then there is no guide for him and He leaves them blindly wandering on in their rebellion.
They ask you about the hour (of doom), when will it be anchored? * Say, "The knowledge of it is only with my Fosterer, it will not be unveiled at its appointed time by anyone except Him. It will be heavy (probably having high gravity) in the skies and the earth, it will not come on you but of a sudden." They ask you as If you were in search of its knowledge. Say, "The knowledge of it is with Allah only but the majority of mankind does not know." * Befall
Say, "I have no power to benefit or harm myself, (I have nothing) except that which Allah wills; and had I known the un seen I would have had abundance of good and evil would not have (even) touched me. I am but a warner and a conveyer of good news to people who believe."
He it is Who created you from a single soul and made from it, its mate, to dwell with her. So when he covers her she bears a light burden and moves about with it, then when it becomes heavy they both pray to Allah their Fosterer, "If You give us a good (child) we will definitely be of those who are grateful."
But when He gives them a good (child) they associate with Him partners in that which He gave them, but Allah is high above that which they associate (with Him).
Do they associate (such) partners (with Allah) who do not create anything while they themselves are created?
And they have no power to help them nor can they help themselves.
And if you invite them towards guidance, they do not follow you, it is the same to you whether you invite them or you be silent.
Those whom you pray to, besides Allah, are certainly servants like you, so pray to them then let them respond to you if you are truthful.
Have they feet with which they walk, or have they hands with which they hold or have they eyes with which they see or have they ears with which they hear? Say, "Call upon (those whom you consider as Allah's) partners then plan and give me no time to wait.
My Guardian is certainly Allah, Who has sent down the book and He befriends the righteous.
And those, whom you pray to, besides Him, have no power to help you nor can they help themselves."
And if you invite them towards guidance they do not hear and you see them looking towards you but they do not see.
Take to pardon and enjoin that which is recognised (as good) and turn away from the ignorant.
And if the devil instigates you with an instigation then seek the protection of Allah, He is certainly Hearing, Knowing.
When those who guard (against evil), are touched by circulating evil thoughts from the devil, they remember (Allah), then they certainly see (aright).
And their brothers * pull them into error (and) then they do not cease. * Probably the devils associated with human beings
And when you do not come to them with a sign, they say, "Why have you not chosen (invented) it?" Say, "I follow only that which is communicated to me from my Fosterer. This (Quran) is (a collection of) insights from your Fosterer and a guidance and a mercy for a people who believe."
And when the Quran is recited listen to it and be silent that you may be dealt with mercifully.
And remember your Fosterer within yourself (soul/mind) humbly and with fear, and in words not loud, in the morning and the evening and do not be of the heedless ones.
Those who are near your Fosterer, certainly do not consider themselves great to serve Him and they glorify Him and prostrate before Him.
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