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al-Ma`idah (The Table, The Table Spread)
as rendered by Syed Vickar Ahamed

Syed Vickar Ahamed rendition of Surah The Table, The Table Spread(al-Ma`idah)
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5:1 O you who believe! Fulfill (all your) obligations. Lawful to you are all the beasts of cattle (animals, for food), except those named (below); Unlawful is the game (animals and creatures that you may chase to catch) when you are wearing the I’hram, (the special garments for Pilgrimage or Umrah): Surely, Allah commands what He wills.
5:2 O you who believe! Do not change the holiness of the (sacred) Symbols of Allah, nor of the sacred Month of Ramadan, nor of the animals brought for sacrifice, nor of the garlands (for such animals or of the people), nor of the people coming to the Sacred House (in Makkah) seeking the bounty and the good pleasure of their Lord. But when you are away from the Sacred Grounds and (out) of the pilgrim clothes (I’hram ), you may hunt: And let not the hate of some people who (earlier) shut you out of the Sacred Mosque (in Makkah) lead you to overstepping your (own) limits (and bitterness on your part). You help one another in righteousness and in good deeds, but do not help one another in sin and evil: Fear Allah: Because Allah is strict in punishment.
5:3 Forbidden to you (for food) are: Dead meat, blood, the flesh of swine, and that on which has been pronounced the name of (any) other than Allah; And that which has been killed by choking or by a violent blow, or by a headlong fall, or by being (repeatedly) stabbed to death; And that which has been (partly) eaten by a wild animal; Unless you are able to slaughter it (in due form); And that which is sacrificed on stone (alters); (Forbidden) also is the division (of meats) by tearing apart with arrows (for luck): That is impiety. This day, those who reject Faith have given up all hope of (taking you away from) your religion: Yet do not fear them but fear Me. This day have I perfected your religion for you, completed My Favor upon you, and have chosen Islam as your religion for you. But if any (one) is forced by hunger, without any wish to disobey, Allah is truly Often Forgiving (Ghafoor), Most Merciful (Raheem).
5:4 They ask you what is lawful to them (for food), say: "Lawful for you are all good and pure things: And what you have taught your trained hunting animals (to catch) in the manner you have been directed by Allah: So eat what they catch for you, but pronounce the Name of Allah over it: And fear Allah; For Allah is Swift in taking account (Hasib).
5:5 "This day (all) good and pure things are made lawful for you. The food of the People of the Book is lawful for you and yours is lawful for them. (Lawful for you in marriage) are (not only) chaste women who are believers, but also chaste women among the People of the Book (that was) sent down before your time— Provided you give them their due dowers, and wish purity, not (illicit or lustful) desire, nor secret (and illegal) relations, nor as "women friends." If anyone rejects Faith, then his work is useless, and in the Hereafter he will be among the ranks of the losers (of all spiritual reward).
5:6 O you who believe! When you get ready for prayer, then wash your faces, and your hands (and arms) up to the elbows; Rub your head (with water); And wash your feet up to the ankles. If you are in a state of bodily impurity, (resulting from sexual contact,) bathe your whole body. But if you are ill, or on a journey, or one of you have come from the offices of nature (i.e., toilet), or you have been in contact with women and you do not find water— Then take for yourself clean sand or earth, and rub your faces and hands with it. Allah does not wish to place you in difficulty, but to make you clean, and to complete His favor on you, that you may be thankful.
5:7 And remember the Favor of Allah on you, and His Promise, which He confirmed with you, when you said: "We hear and we obey:" And fear Allah, because Allah is All Knowing (Aleem) of the secrets of your breasts (hearts).
5:8 O you who believe! Stand out firmly for Allah, as just witness for just (and fair) dealing, and do not let the hatred of others to make you lean towards wrong and go away from Justice. Be just: That is next to Piety: And fear Allah, because Allah is Well-Acquainted (Khabeer) with all that you do.
5:9 Allah has promised to those who believe and act rightfully, forgiveness and a great reward.
5:10 And those who reject Faith and deny Our Signs (they) will be companions of Hell-fire.
5:11 O you who believe! Bring into your mind (by remembering) the Favor of Allah on you when certain men made the design to stretch out their hands against you, but (Allah) held back their hands from you: So fear Allah. And upon Allah let believers put all their trust.
5:12 Indeed, Allah took a Promise from the Children of Israel, and We appointed twelve leaders among them. And Allah said: "I am with you if you (only) establish regular Prayers, practice regular Charity believe in My messengers, honor and help them, and (offer a) loan to Allah a beautiful loan; Surely I will take away your evils from you, and admit you to the Gardens with rivers flowing below; But after this if any of you, stands against (and opposes) faith, he has truly gone away from the path of justice (and honesty)."
5:13 But because of their break of their (own) Promise, We cursed them, and made their hearts grow hard: They change the words from their (right) places and gave up a good part of the Message that was sent to them, also you will not stop finding them— Except a few of them— Always bent on (telling new) lies: But forgive them, and overlook (their wrong doings): For Allah loves those who do good deeds.
5:14 Also from those (people), who call themselves Christians, We did take a Promise, but they (also) gave up a good part of the Message that was sent to them: So We moved them (from love and favor), towards opposition and hatred between the one and the other, till the Day of Judgment, and soon will Allah show them what it is that they have done.
5:15 O People of the Book! Our Messenger (Muhammad) has come to you (now), making it known to you much what you used to hide in the Book, and bypassing much (that is now not necessary): There has come to you a (new) Light from Allah and a (very) clear Book (the Quran)—
5:16 With (this Book) Allah guides all (those) who seek his good pleasure towards the ways of peace and safety, and (He) leads them out of darkness, by His Will to Light— And (He) guides them to the Straight Path.
5:17 Truly, in blasphemy are those who say that Allah is Messiah (Christ), the son of Maryam (Mary); Say (to them): "Who then has (even) the least power against Allah, if His Will was to destroy Messiah (Christ), the son of Maryam (Mary), his mother, and all— Every one, that is on the earth? And to Allah belongs the kingdom of the heavens and the earth, and all that is between. He (Allah) creates whatever He pleases. For Allah is Able (Khadir) to do all things."
5:18 (Both) the Jews and the Christians say: "We are sons of God, and His beloved." Say: "Why then does He punish you for your sins? No, you are only men (mere human beings)— Of the (other) men He has created: He forgives whom He pleases, and He punishes whom He pleases: And to Allah belongs the kingdom of the heavens and the earth, and all that is between: And to Him is the final goal (of all)."
5:19 O People of the Book! Now has come to you, making (things) clear for you, Our Messenger (Muhammad), after the break in (many of) Our messengers, in case you should say: "There came to us no bringer of glad tidings and no warner (from evil):" But now has come to you a bringer of glad tidings and a Warner (from evil). And Allah is Able (Khadir) to do all things.
5:20 Remember Musa (Moses) when said to his people: "O my people! Remember the favor of Allah to you, when He made prophets (from those) among you, made you kings, and gave you what He had not given to any other (peoples and creations) of the worlds.
5:21 "O my people! Enter the holy land which Allah has granted to you and do not turn back as if you do not know, because then you will returned as losers."
5:22 They said: "O Musa (Moses)! In this land, there are a people of great strength: And we shall never enter it until they leave it: If (once) they leave, then we shall enter."
5:23 (But) among (their) men who feared Allah were two on whom Allah had granted His grace: They said: "Attack them at the (proper) gate: When once you are in, victory will be yours: And put your trust on Allah, if you have Faith."
5:24 They said: "O Musa (Moses)! While they remain there, never shall we be able to enter to the end of time. You go, and your Lord, and you two fight, while we sit here (and watch)."
5:25 He said: "O my Lord! I have power only over myself and my brother: So separate us from this defiant people!"
5:26 Allah said: "For this reason the land will be out of their reach for forty years: They will wander aimlessly through the land: But you do not feel sorry over of these defiant people."
5:27 Read to them the truth of the story of the two sons of Adam. When each presented a sacrifice (to Allah): It was accepted from one, but not from the other. Said the latter: "Be sure, I will kill you." Surely, said the former, "Allah does accept the sacrifice from those who are righteous.
5:28 "If you do stretch your hand against me, to kill me, (then) it is not for me to stretch my hand against you to kill you: Because I do fear Allah, the Cherisher of the Worlds, (Rab-ul-'Ala'meen).
5:29 "As for me, I intend to let you take upon yourself my sin as well as yours, for you will be among the Companions of the Fire, and that is the reward of those who do wrong."
5:30 The (selfish) soul of the other (brother) led him to the murder of his brother: (For) he murdered him, and became (himself) one of the lost ones.
5:31 Then Allah sent a raven (a black crow) that scratched the ground, to show him how to hide the dead body of his brother, "Shame (and curse) on me!" Said he: "Was I not even able to be like this crow, and (be able) to hide the dead body of my brother?" Then he became full of sorrow (for his actions)—
5:32 On that basis: We ordained for the Children of Israel that if anyone killed a person— Unless it be for murder or for spreading mischief in the land— It would be as if he killed all mankind (the people): And if anyone saved a life, it would be as if he saved the life of all mankind (the people). Then although there came to them Our messengers with Clear Signs, yet even after that, many of them continued to commit excesses (and do injustices) in the land.
5:33 The punishment for those who wage a war against Allah and His Messenger (Muhammad), and work hard with strength and taste for mischief through the land, is: Execution, or crucifixion, or the cutting off of hands and feet from opposite sides, or exile from the land: That is their disgrace in this world, and their punishment is heavy in the Hereafter;
5:34 Except for those who repent before they fall into your power: In that case, know that Allah is Often Forgiving (Ghafoor), Most Merciful (Raheem).
5:35 O you who believe! Do your duty towards Allah, find the ways to come close to Him, and work hard with (all your) strength and will in His cause: That you may prosper.
5:36 Surely, those who reject Faith— If they had everything on earth, and twice again, to offer to save them, from the penalty of the Day of Judgment, it would never be accepted from them. Theirs would be a painful Penalty.
5:37 Their wish will be to come out of the Fire, but they will never come out from there: Their Penalty will be one that continues (on and on).
5:38 And for the thief, male or female, cut off his or her hands: As a repayment or what they committed a punishment from Allah to be seen for their crime: And Allah is Highest in Power (Aziz), All Wise (Hakeem).
5:39 But if the thief repents after his crime, and changes his attitude by doing righteous deeds, Allah turns to him in forgiveness; Because Allah is Often Forgiving (Ghafoor), Most Merciful (Raheem).
5:40 Do you not know that to Allah (Alone) belongs the kingdom of the heavens and of the earth? He punishes whom He pleases, and He forgives whom He pleases: And Allah is Able (Khadir) over all things.
5:41 O Messenger (Muhammad)! Do not let those (people) make you sad, (those) who go faster than the others towards disbelief: (Whether it be) among those who say, "We believe", with their lips but whose hearts have no faith; Or it be among the Jews— Men who will listen to any lie— (Men who) will listen even to others who have never even come to you. They change words from their right times and (from their right) places: They say, "If you are given this, take it, but if not, be aware!" If anyone's trial is intended by Allah, you (O Prophet!) have no authority in the least over him to protect from Allah. For such (people) — It is not Allah’s Will to purify their hearts. For them there is disgrace in this world, and a severe punishment in the Hereafter.
5:42 (They are fond of) listening to lies, (and) of consuming anything (that is) forbidden. If they come to you, either judge between them, or refuse to interfere. If you refuse, they cannot harm you in the least. If you judge, judge with justice between them. Surely, Allah loves those who judge with justice.
5:43 But why do they come to you for decision, when they have (their own) Torah before them? In there is the plain Command of Allah; Yet even after that, they would turn away. For, they are not (really the) people of Faith.
5:44 Verily, it was We Who sent down the Torah (to Moses): There was guidance and light in it. By its teachings, the Jews have been judged by the prophets who bowed to Allah’s Will— (in submission), by the Rabbis, and by the Doctors of (Judaic) Law: Because the protection of Allah’s Book was given to them and they were witness to it: Therefore do not fear men, but fear Me, and do not sell My Signs for a low price. If any do fail to judge by (the light of) what Allah has made clear, they are (no better than) disbelievers.
5:45 And We ordained in there for them: Life for life, eye for eye, nose for nose, ear for ear, tooth for tooth, and wounds equal for equal. But if anyone forgives the revenge by way of charity, it is an act of peace for himself. And if any fail to judge by (the light of) what Allah has made clear, they are (no better than) wrongdoers.
5:46 And in their footsteps (as if to follow them) We sent Isa (Jesus), the son of Maryam (Mary), restating the Torah that had come before him: We sent the Bible, the Gospel to him: There was guidance and light in it, and confirmation of Torah that had come before him: A guidance and a warning to those who fear Allah.
5:47 Let the people of Bible (Gospel), the Christians judge by what Allah has made clear in there. If any do fail to judge by (the light of) what Allah has made clear, they are (no better than) those who rebel.
5:48 To you (O Prophet!) We sent the Book (the Quran) in truth confirming the Scripture that came before it, and guarding it in safety: So judge between them (those who come to you) by what Allah has revealed, and do not follow their useless wishes, going away from the Truth that has come to you. To each (of the prophets) among you We have prescribed a law (as in Torah and Gospel) and an Open Way. If Allah had so willed, He would have made you (all) a single People, but (His plan is) to test you in what He has given you: So work hard as if (you are) in a race in all the good deeds. The goal for all of you is Allah: It is He Who will show you the truth of the matters in which you disagree.
5:49 And this (He) commands that: You judge between them by what Allah has made clear, and follow not their useless wishes, but be aware of them in case they misguide you from any of that (teaching) which Allah has sent down to you. And if they turn away, be sure that for some of their crimes, it is Allah’s purpose to punish them. And truly, most men are rebellious.
5:50 Do they then try to find a judgment based upon (the days of) Ignorance? For a people whose Faith is assured, who but Allah can give better judgment?
5:51 O you who believe! Do not take the Jews and the Christians as protectors: They are only protectors to each other. And he from yourselves who turns to them (for friendship) is (one) of them. Surely Allah does not guide unjust people.
5:52 (And) those (people) in whose hearts is a disease— Do you see how eagerly they run about among themselves, saying: "We do fear that a change of fortune will bring us ruin." Oh! Perhaps Allah will give you victory, or a decision according to His Will, then they will feel sorry for the thoughts that they secretly kept in their hearts.
5:53 And, those who believe will say: "Are these, the (very) men who made their strongest promises by Allah, that they were with you?" All that they do will be useless, and they will fall into (nothing) but ruin.
5:54 O you who believe! (In case) any from among you turns back from his Faith (in Islam, be sure that), soon Allah will produce a people whom He will love as they will love Him— (People who are) humble with the believers, strong against the Rejecters (of Faith) fighting in the Way (the Cause) of Allah, and never afraid of the (unpleasant) words from those who find fault. That is the Grace of Allah, which He will bestow on whom He pleases. And Allah is All Encompassing and Sufficient (Wasi’), All Knowing (Aleem).
5:55 Your (real) protector (and helper) is Allah, His Prophet (Muhammad), and the (company of) believers— Those who perform regular prayer and (give) regular charity and they bow down humbly (in prayer to Allah).
5:56 As to those who turn (for friendship) to Allah, His Messenger (Muhammad), and the (company of) believers for protection— It is the party of Allah that must certainly be victorious (over everything).
5:57 O you who believe! Do not take for (friends and) protectors those who take your religion as a joke or (take it) lightly— Whether (they are) among those who have received the Scripture before you, or among those who reject Faith; But you (who believe) fear Allah, if you (really) have Faith.
5:58 And when you recite your call to prayer they take it as a joke without (any) seriousness that is because they are a people without understanding.
5:59 (To such people) say: "O People of the Book! Do you disapprove of us for no reason other than that we believe in Allah, and the Message that has come to us and that which has come before (us), and (perhaps) because most of you rebel and disobey?"
5:60 Say (to them): "Shall I point out something to you much worse than this, (judging) by the treatment it received from Allah? Those who received the curse from Allah and His anger, those (are the people) of whom some He transformed into apes and swine, those who worshipped Evil and false gods— These are (much) worse in rank, and far more astray from the even Path!"
5:61 When they come to you, they say: "We believe:" But in reality they enter with a mind (set) against Faith, and they go out with the same (mind). But Allah knows completely all that they hide.
5:62 Many of them you do see, competing with each other in sin and hate, and eating from things forbidden. Indeed! Evil are the things that they do.
5:63 Why do not the Rabbis and the Doctors of (Judaic) Law prevent them (such people) from their (habit of) saying sinful words and eating things forbidden? Evil indeed are their works.
5:64 The Jews say: "Allah’s hand is tied up." Be (it is) their hands (that are) tied up and (let) them be cursed for the (lies) they say (against Allah!). No! Both His hands are widely stretched out: He gives and spends as He pleases. Surely, the Message that comes to you from Allah increases in many of them, their rebellion and disbelief (against Allah). Among them We have placed opposition and hatred till the Day of Judgment. Every time they light a fire for war, Allah extinguishes it: But they (always) work hard in doing mischief on earth. And Allah does not love those who do mischief.
5:65 If the people of the Book had only believed and been righteous, We should indeed have removed their sin and admitted them to Gardens of Happiness.
5:66 If they had only truthfully followed the Torah and the Gospel, and all the revelation that was sent to them from their Lord, they would have enjoyed happiness and satisfaction from all direction. From among them, there is a party on the right path: But many of them follow a path that is evil.
5:67 O Messenger (Muhammad)! Proclaim (the Message) which has been sent to you from your Lord: If you did not, you would not have conveyed and made clear His Message. And Allah will defend you from men (who intend to harm you). Allah does not (help and) guide those who reject Faith.
5:68 Say: "O People of the Book! You have no ground to stand on unless you truly stand by the Torah, the Gospel, and all of the Message that has come to you from your Lord." It is the (same) Message that comes to you from your Lord, that increases in most of them their long lasting revolt and lies (meant against Allah). But you do not feel sorry for these people without Faith.
5:69 Surely, those who believe (in the Quran), and those who follow the Judaic (Jewish) scriptures and the Sabians and the Christians— Any who believe in Allah and the Last Day, and (people who) work towards righteousness— Upon them there shall be no fear, and they shall not be in pain.
5:70 We took the Promise from the Children of Israel and sent them messengers. Every time, a messenger came to them with what they themselves did not want— Some (of these messengers) they called liars (only acting as messengers), and some they (would even) kill.
5:71 They thought there would be no trial (Or punishment for their actions) so they became blind and deaf; (not to see or to hear about their own actions.) yet Allah (in Mercy) turned to them; even after that, many of them became blind and deaf. But Allah sees well all that they do.
5:72 They surely lie (against Allah, those) who say, "Allah is Messiah (Christ), the son of Maryam (Mary)." But Messiah (Christ himself) said: "O Children of Israel! Worship Allah, my Lord and your Lord." Verily, whoever joins other gods with Allah, Allah will forbid him the Garden, and the Fire will be his home. For the wrongdoers there will be no one to help.
5:73 They surely lie (against Allah, those) who say, "Allah is one of three in a Trinity:" There is no god except One Allah. If they do not stop (themselves) from their word (of lies), a painful penalty will surely fall upon the liars among them.
5:74 Why do they not turn to Allah, and seek His forgiveness? For Allah is Often Forgiving (Ghafoor), Most Merciful (Raheem).
5:75 Messiah (Christ), the son of Maryam (Mary) was no more than a messenger; (And there were) many messengers that have passed away before him. His mother was a woman of truth. They both had to eat their (daily) food. See how Allah does make His Signs clear to them; Yet see in what ways they are misguided far from the truth!
5:76 Say: "Will you worship, besides Allah, something which has no power to either harm (you) or to help you? But Allah— He is the All Hearing (Sami’), the All Knowing (Al-Aleem)."
5:77 Say: "O People of the Book! Do not exceed the limits in your religion (of what is proper by) going beyond the truth, and do not follow the useless desires of people who went wrong in old times— (Those) who misled many, and wandered (themselves away) from the even path."
5:78 Curses were said by the tongues of Dawood (David) and of Isa (Jesus), the son of Maryam (Mary): On those among the Children of Israel who rejected Faith; Because they disobeyed and continued to be excessive.
5:79 Also (because) they did not (often) prevent one another from the iniquities that they committed: The deeds that they did were indeed evil.
5:80 You see many of them turning in friendship to the disbelievers. Evil indeed are (the works) which their souls have sent forward before them (as a result), that Allah’s anger is on them, and in extreme pain will they live.
5:81 If they had only believed in Allah, in the Prophet, and in what has been sent down to him, they (the believers) would have never taken them (the disbelievers) for friends and protectors, but most of them are rebellious, wrongdoers.
5:82 Verily, you will find the Jews and polytheists among the strongest men in opposition to the Believers; And you will find nearest in love to the believers those who say, "We are Christians:" Because among these (people) are men devoted to learning and men who have given up the world, and they are not haughty.
5:83 And when they listen to the Message received by the Messenger (Muhammad), you will see their eyes overflowing with tears, because they recognize (and see) the truth: They pray: "Our Lord! We believe; Write us down among the witnesses.
5:84 "What cause can we have not to believe in Allah and the truth which has come to us, seeing that we lovingly want for our Lord to admit us to the company of the righteous?"
5:85 And for this (and) their prayer, Allah has rewarded them with Gardens, with rivers flowing below— Their lasting Home. Such is the reward of those who do good.
5:86 But those who reject Faith and make lies about Our Signs— They shall be Companions of Hell-fire.
5:87 O you who believe! Do not make unlawful the good things that Allah has made lawful for you, but do not overdo (anything or be excessive): For Allah does not love those who overdo (as a habit).
5:88 Eat from the lawful and good things that Allah has provided for you, but fear Allah, in Whom you believe.
5:89 Allah will not ask you to account for what is unintentional in your oath; But He will ask you to account for your deliberate oath: To make up (in such cases), feed ten needy persons, on a scale of the average food of your families; Or clothe them; Or give a slave his freedom. If that is beyond your means, fast for three days. That is to make up (or compensate) for the oath you have sworn. But keep to your oath, like this Allah does make clear to you His Signs, that you may be thankful.
5:90 O you who believe! Intoxicants and gambling, stones (for sacrifice or for idyllic gestures), and (divination by) arrows, are (all most) undesirable— Of Satan's tricks (and his works) avoid such (undesirable things), so that you may prosper.
5:91 Satan's plan is (only) to cause opposition and hatred between you, with intoxicants and gambling, and hinders you from remembering Allah, and from (your) prayer (to Him): Will you then avoid (and keep away from them)?
5:92 Obey Allah, and obey the Messenger (Muhammad), and be aware (of evil) if you do turn back, (you) know that it is the duty of Our Messenger (Muhammad) to speak out (the Message) clearly.
5:93 On those who believe and do righteous deeds; There is no blame for what they ate (as food in the past) when they guard themselves from evil, and believe, and do righteous deeds— (Once) again! Guard themselves from evil and believe— (Once) again! Guard themselves from evil and do good. For Allah loves those who do good.
5:94 O you who believe! Allah does make a trial for you in a little matter of game well within reach of your hands and your means, so that He may test who (really) fear Him Unseen: Any who exceed (their limits) afterwards, will have a painful penalty.
5:95 O you who believe! Kill not game (for sport or for food) while in the Sacred Grounds (of the Holy Mosque) or (while being) in pilgrim clothes (or I’hram). If any of you does so knowingly, the compensation is an Offering, brought to the Ka’bah, of a domestic animal equivalent to the one he killed, as decided by two just men from yourselves; Or by way of making up (the peace), the feeding of the needy, or its equivalent in fasts; That he may taste the penalty of his deed. Allah forgives what is past: For repeating (such acts) Allah will take from him the penalty. And Allah is Almighty (Aziz), and Lord of Retribution (Zun-Inthiqam).
5:96 Lawful to you is the pursuit of water-game and its use for food— For the benefit of yourselves and those who travel; But forbidden is (the pursuit) of land-game; As long as you are in the state of I’hram (or in pilgrim clothes). And fear Allah, to Whom you shall be gathered back.
5:97 Allah made the Ka’bah, the Sacred House, a place of security and benefit for men, as also (He made) the Sacred Months, and the animals for offerings, and the garlands, that mark them: That you may know that Allah has knowledge of all what is in the heavens and in the earth and that Allah is All Knowing (Aleem) of all things.
5:98 Know that Allah is strict in punishment; And that Allah is Often Forgiving (Ghafoor), Most Merciful (Raheem).
5:99 The duty of the Messenger (Muhammad) is only to proclaim the Message but Allah knows what you reveal and what you conceal.
5:100 Say: "Things that are bad and things that are good, are not equal, even though the plenty (and extent) of the bad may surprise (and even attract) you; So fear Allah, O you who understand; So that you may prosper."
5:101 O you who believe! Do not ask questions about things which, if (they are) made clear to you, may bring about trouble to you. But if you ask about things when the Quran is being recited (and made clear to you), then they will be made plain to you, Allah will forgive those (questions): And Allah is Often Forgiving (Ghafoor), Most Forbearing (Haleem).
5:102 Some people before you asked such questions, and for that reason (they) lost their faith.
5:103 It was not Allah, who began (false beliefs like those of) a slit-ear female camel, and a female camel let loose for free grazing, and idol sacrifices for twin-births in animals, and stallion-camels freed from work: It is the blasphemers who invent a lie against Allah: But most of them (simply) lack wisdom.
5:104 When it is said to them: "Come to what Allah has revealed, and come to the Messenger (Muhammad):" They say: "The ways we found our fathers following are enough for us." What! Even though their fathers did not have the knowledge and guidance?
5:105 O you who believe! Guard your own souls: If you follow (right) guidance, no pain (or sorrow) can come to you from those who have lost their way. The return for all of you is Allah: It is He Who will show you the truth of all that you do.
5:106 O you who believe! When death comes near any of you, (take) witnesses among yourselves when making (legal or last time) changes— Entrust two just men from your own (community) or others from outside, if you are traveling through the earth (world), and the chance of death comes to you (thus). If you doubt (their truthfulness) make them both stay after prayer, and let them both swear by Allah: “We do not wish for any worldly gain in this (matter) even though the (beneficiary) be our near relation: We shall not hide the evidence before Allah if we did, then look! The sin (will) be upon us!”
5:107 But if it gets known that these two were guilty of the sin (of lying after their promise), let two others stand forth in their places— Nearest of kin from among those, who claim a lawful right: Let them swear by Allah: “We affirm that our witness is truer than that of those two, and that we have not altered (the truth) or gone beyond (the bounds of duty) if we did, then look! The wrong (will) be upon us!”
5:108 That is most suitable: That they may give evidence in its true nature and shape, (and in its true meaning) or else they would fear that other statements would be taken after their statements. And fear Allah, and listen (with sincerity to His Word): For Allah does not guide people who are rebellious.
5:109 On the Day, when Allah will gather the messengers together, and asks them: "What was the response you received (from men to your teaching)?" They will say: "We have no knowledge: (It is) only You are All Knowing of all that is Hidden (Aalim-Al-Ghaib)."
5:110 Then will Allah say (on the Day of Judgment): "O Isa (Jesus) the son of Maryam (Mary)! Remember My favor to you and to your mother; Look! I strengthened you with the Holy Spirit (Gabriel) so that you did speak to the people in childhood and in maturity. Look! I taught you the Book and Wisdom, the Torah and the Gospel, and when you made out of clay, as it were, the figure of a bird, by My leave, and you breathed into it, and it became a bird, by My leave, and you healed those (who were) born blind, and the lepers, by My leave. And when you brought forth the dead, by My leave; And when I did restrain the Children of Israel from (harming) you; When you did show them the Clear Signs, and the disbelievers among them said: ‘This is nothing but clear magic.’
5:111 "And look! I inspired the disciples to have faith in Me and My messenger: They said: ‘We have faith, and do you (also) bear witness that we bow to Allah as Muslims.’ "
5:112 Remember! The disciples said: "O Isa (Jesus) the son of Maryam (Mary)! Can your Lord send down to us a Table set (spread with food) from heaven?" (For which) Isa (Jesus) said: "Fear Allah, if you have faith."
5:113 They said: "We only wish to eat from there and satisfy our hearts, and to know that you have indeed told us the truth: And that we ourselves may be witness to the miracle."
5:114 Isa (Jesus), the son of Maryam (Mary), said: "O Allah, our Lord! Send us from heaven a Table set (with meats and food), that there may be for us— For the first and the last of us— A true and holy feast and a Sign from You; And provide for us the means to live, for You are the Best Provider (Khair-ur-Razikheen, of our needs)."
5:115 Allah said: "I will send it (the Table) down to you: But if any of you does not accept faith after that, I will punish him with a penalty like that I have not inflicted on anyone from among all the peoples."
5:116 And remember! Allah will say (on the Day of Judgment): "O Isa (Jesus) the son of Maryam (Mary)! Did you say to men, ‘Worship me and my mother as gods in derogation of Allah’?" He (Isa) will say: "Glory be to You! It was not for me to say what I had no right to say. If I had said such a thing, You would indeed have known it. You know what is in my heart, even though I do not know what is in Yours. Truly, You fully know all that is hidden and unseen.
5:117 "Never did I say to them anything except what You did command me to say, which is, worship Allah, my Lord and your Lord: And I was a witness over them while I lived among them; When You did take me up, You were the Watcher over them, and You are a Witness to all things.
5:118 "If You do punish them, they are Your servants: If You do forgive them; Surely, You are the Almighty (Al-Aziz), the All Wise (Al-Hakeem)."
5:119 Allah will say: "This is a day on which the truthful will profit from their truth: Theirs are Gardens, with rivers flowing below— Their eternal Home: Allah well-pleased with them, and they with Allah: That is the great Joy (and Peace, the fulfillment of all desires)."
5:120 To Allah belongs the kingdom of the heavens and the earth, and all that is in there, and it is He Who is Able (Khadir) to do all things.


   


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