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God, there is no god except Him, the living and the eternal.
He sent down the book (Quran) to you with truth, confirming what was before it, and He sent down the Torah and the Gospel
in the past as a guide for the people, and He sent down the criterion. Indeed, those who disbelieve in God’s signs will have a severe punishment. God is powerful and revengeful.
Nothing is hidden from God on the earth and in the skies.
He is the One Who shapes you in the wombs as He wants. There is no god except Him, the powerful and the wise.
He is the One Who sent down the book to you, of which some verses are firm, and they are the basis of the book, and others are metaphorical. As for those who have perversion in their hearts, they follow the metaphorical ones, wishing for disorder and looking for its interpretation, while no one knows their interpretation except God. And the scholars of knowledge say: “We believe in it, all of it is from our Lord.” But only people of understanding take notice.
Our Lord, do not let our hearts deviate after You guided us, and give us mercy from Your presence. You are the giver.
Our Lord, You are gatherer of people on the day that there is no doubt about it. God does not break (His) promise.
Those who disbelieve, their wealth and children will never benefit them against God. They are fuel for the fire.
Like the case of Pharaoh’s people and those before them, that they denied Our signs, so God punished them for their sins. God is severe in punishment.
Tell those who disbelieve: “You are going to be defeated and gathered together in hell, a miserable resting place.”
Indeed, there was a sign for you in the two groups that encountered (in the battle of Badr), one group was fighting in God's way, and the other (group) disbelievers. They saw twice as many with their eyes. God supports anyone He wants with His help. There is a lesson in this for those who have insight.
The love of desires such as women, children, loads and loads of gold and silver, branded horses (of excellent breed), livestock, and crop is beautified for people. These are the enjoyments of this world’s life. And God, the best place to return is with Him.
Say: “Shall I inform you about better than that? Those who are cautious (of God) will have with their Lord gardens which rivers flow through them, remaining in there forever, and pure spouses and pleasure of God.” God sees His servants,
those who say: “Our Lord, we believe, so forgive us our sins and protect us from the punishment of fire,”
the persevering (and patient) ones, the truthful ones, the obedient ones, the spenders (in God's way), and the ones asking for forgiveness at dawn.
God and the angels and those having knowledge testify that there is no god except Him, (He is) upholder of justice. There is no god except Him, the powerful and the wise.
Indeed, the way of life (religion) in God’s view is submission (to Him), and those who were given the book did not disagree except after knowledge came to them, due to jealousy among them. And if anyone disbelieves in God’s signs, God is quick in reckoning.
If they argue with you, say: “I submit myself to God, and so do my followers.” And tell those who were given the book and the uneducated (about religion): “Do you submit yourselves (to God)?” If they submit, then they are guided and if they refuse then your responsibility is only delivering (the message). God sees His servants.
Those who disbelieve in God’s signs and kill the prophets unjustly and kill those among the people who order to justice, warn them of a painful punishment.
They are those whose works become useless in this world and in the Hereafter, and they have no helpers.
Have you not seen those who were given some benefit of the book? They are invited to God's book to judge between them (in their disputes), then a group of them turned away and they opposed.
This is because they say: “The fire will never touch us except for a few days.” And what they were fabricating deceived them in their way of life (religion).
And how will it be when We gather them on a day that there is no doubt in it and every person is paid back (in full) for whatever he has done, and they will not be wronged?
Say: “God, owner of the rule, You give the rule to anyone You want, You take away the rule from anyone You want, You give honor (and dignity) to anyone You want, and You humiliate (and disgrace) anyone You want, goodness is in Your hands, and You are capable of everything,
You make the night pass into the day, and You make the day pass into the night, and You bring the living from the dead, and You bring the dead from the living, and You provide for anyone You want without any limit.”
The believers shall not take disbelievers as their protectors (and supporters) in lieu of the believers. And whoever does this, then he is not on anything from God (and has nothing to do with Him), unless you cautiously protect yourself from them. And God warns you about Himself (and His punishment). And the final return is to God.
Say: “Whether you hide what is in your chests/minds or you disclose it, God knows it. And He knows what is in the skies and what is on the earth. And God is capable of everything.”
The day when every person finds whatever good he did present, as well as whatever bad he did, it wishes for a great distance between itself and between that (his bad deeds). God warns you about Himself (and His punishment). God is gentle to His servants.
Say: “If you love God, then follow me, so God will like you and forgive your sins. God is forgiving and merciful.”
Say: “Obey God and the messenger,” but if they turn away then God does not like the disbelievers.
God chose Adam and Noah and Abraham’s family and Imran’s family above all other people.
Some were offspring of the others. God hears all and knows all.
(Remember) when Imran’s wife said: “My Lord, I pledge to You what is in my womb, devoted (to Your service), so accept it from me, indeed You hear all and know all.”
So, when she gave birth to it, she said: “God I gave birth to a girl,” while God knew better what she gave birth to, and a boy is not like a girl, “and I named her Mary and I seek Your protection for her and her children from the expelled Satan.”
Her Lord accepted her with best acceptance, and raised her with good upbringing, and made Zachariah her guardian. Every time Zachariah entered the chamber, he found food with her. He said: “Mary, where did this come from for you?” She said: “From my God.” Indeed, God provides for whom He wants without any limit.
It was then that Zachariah prayed to his Lord, he said: “My Lord, give me from You a good child, You are the hearer of the calls.”
And the angels told him while he was standing in prayer in the chamber: “God gives you good news of Yahya (John the Baptist), who confirms God's word, and a gentleman and innocent, and a prophet from the righteous.”
He (Zachariah) said: “My Lord, how can I have a son, when I have reached old age, and my wife is infertile?” He (the angel) said: “It is like that; God does what He wants.”
He said: “My Lord, give me a sign.” He said: “Your sign is that for three days you will only speak to people in sign language, and remember your Lord often, and glorify Him in the evening and the early morning.”
And (remember) when the angels said: “Mary, God has chosen you and made you chaste, He has chosen you above all the women of humankind,
Mary, be obedient to your Lord, and show humbleness, and bow down with those who bow down.”
This is among the stories of the unseen that we reveal to you. You were not with them when they were drawing their ballots (to find out) which one will be the guardian of Mary, and you were not with them when they were disputing.
(Remember) when the angels said: “Mary, God gives you the good news by a word from Him, his name is Jesus Christ, son of Mary, respected in this world and in the Hereafter, and one of the close ones (to God),
and he speaks to people from the cradle to old age, and he is of the righteous.”
She said: “My Lord, how could I have a son when no human being has touched me?” He (the angel) said: “It is like that; God creates what He wants. When He decides on a matter, then He just says for it: “Be” and it will be.
And He teaches him the book and wisdom and the Torah and the Gospel.”
And as a messenger for children of Israel, (Jesus said:) “I have come to you with a miracle from your Lord, I will make for you the shape of a bird, out of clay, then I blow in it, and with God’s permission it becomes a (living) bird, and I heal the blind and the leper and bring back the dead to life with God’s permission, and I tell you what you eat and what you store in your houses, there is a sign in that for you if you are believers,
and confirming what is before me from the Torah while I make lawful some of the things that were forbidden to you and I have brought you a sign from your Lord. So, be cautious of God and obey me,
God is my Lord and your Lord, so serve Him, this is a straight path.”
When Jesus felt disbelief among them (Jews), he said: “Who are my helpers to (fulfill commandments of) God?” The apostles said: “We are God’s helpers, we believe in God, and bear witness that we are submitted (to God),
our Lord, we believe in what You sent down and we follow the messenger, so write us down as witnesses.”
They plotted and God planned, but God is the best of planners.
(Remember) when God said: “Jesus, I make you die, and bring you up to Me, and cleanse you from those who disbelieve, and make those who follow you above those who disbelieve until the Resurrection Day. Then, your return is to Me, and I judge between you in what you used to disagree.”
As for those who disbelieve, I punish them severely in this world and in the Hereafter, and they have no helpers.
And as for those who believe and do good, He will pay back their reward (in full). God does not like the wrongdoers.
This (is what) We read to you from the signs and the wise reminder.
The example of (creation of) Jesus in God’s view is like Adam, whom He created from dust and then He said to him: “Be” and he was.
The truth is from your Lord, so do not have any doubts.
And to anyone who argues with you about it after what came to you of the knowledge, say: “Let us invite our children and your children and our women and your women and ourselves and yourselves, then let us plea and put God’s curse upon the liars.”
This is indeed a true story. There is no god except God, and indeed God is the powerful and the wise.
And if they refuse, God knows the corruptors.
Say: “People of the book, come to a word that is common between us and between you, (which is) do not serve anything but God, and do not make anything (or anyone) His partner, and some of us do not take others as our lords besides God (obeying others unquestionably or accepting their fabrications as God’s instructions).” And if they refuse, then say: “Bear witness that we are submitted (to God).”
People of the book, why do you argue about Abraham, when the Torah and the Gospel were not sent down until after him? Do you not understand?
You are those who argued about what you had knowledge of, so why do you argue about things that you have no knowledge of? God knows and you do not know.
Abraham was neither a Jew nor a Christian, but he was a submitted true believer, and he was not of the idolaters.
The closest people to Abraham are those who followed him, and this prophet (Muhammad), and those who believe. God is the protector (and supporter) of the believers.
And a group of the people of the book like to misguide you, but they only misguide themselves and they do not realize it.
People of the book, why do you disbelieve in God’s signs, while you testify (to their truth)?
People of the book, why do you disguise the truth with falsehood, and you hide the truth while you know it?
And a group of people of the book said: “Believe in what was sent down to the believers during the daytime, and disbelieve it at the end of it (the day), so they may return,
do not believe in anyone unless he follows your way of life (religion).” Say: “Indeed the (true) guidance is God's guidance.” (They say do not believe) that anyone is given like what you were given, otherwise they would argue with you before your Lord. Say: “Grace is in God’s hand; He gives it to whomever He wants. God is bountiful and knowledgeable.
He allocates His mercy to whomever He wants. He has enormous grace.”
Among people of the book, there are some that can be trusted with huge amounts (of money) and they will return it back to you, and there are some that if you trust them even with one dinar (or a penny) they will not return it back to you unless you keep up your demand, because they say: “There is no way against us for those who are not people of the book.” They lie from God, and they know it.
Yes, anyone who fulfills his promises and is cautious (of God), indeed God likes those who are cautious (of Him).
Those who trade their promise to God and their oaths for a small price, they will have no share (of joy) in the Hereafter, and God will neither speak to them nor look at them nor purify them on the Resurrection Day, and they will have a painful punishment.
And among them is a group twisting their tongues (and speak in a way) about the book, that you think it is from the book while it is not from the book, and they say that it is from God while it is not from God, and they lie from God while they know.
It is not (appropriate) for a human being whom God has given the book, wisdom, and the prophethood to say to people “Be my servants besides God.” but rather (he would say:) “Be servants of the Lord because of the book you were teaching and you were studying.”
And he will not instruct you to take the angels and the prophets as your lords. Will he instruct you to disbelief after you have submitted (to God)?
And when God took a commitment from the prophets: “Whatever I gave you from the book and wisdom, then a messenger comes to you confirming what is with you, you shall believe in him and shall help him (and teach your followers to do the same).” He said: “Do you agree and take on this contract?” They said: “We agree.” He said: “Then bear witness and I am with you among the witnesses.”
Anyone who turns back after that, then they are disobedient.
Are they looking for other than God's religion (as a way of life) while whoever is in the skies and on the earth submit to Him, willingly or unwillingly, and they are returned to Him?
Say: “We believe in God, and what was sent down to us, and what was sent down to Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac, Jacob, and the Tribes (of Israel), and what was given to Moses and Jesus and the prophets from their Lord, we do not differentiate between any of them, and we are submitted to Him.”
Whoever looks for a way of life (religion) other than submission (to God), it will never be accepted from him, and in the Hereafter he will be of the losers.
How does God guide a people who disbelieved after their belief, and testified that the messenger is true and clear evidences came to them? God does not guide wrongdoing people.
Their punishment is that the curse of God and the angels and all the people is upon them,
remaining in it forever, their punishment will not be reduced, and they are not given any delays,
except those who repent and straighten out after that, then God is forgiving and merciful.
Indeed, those who disbelieve after their belief, and then increase their disbelief, their repentance will never be accepted, and they are the misguided.
Indeed, if those who disbelieve and die while disbelievers fill the earth with gold and offer it as ransom, it will never be accepted from any of them. They have a painful punishment, and they have no helpers.
You will never achieve goodness until you spend (in God's way) from what you love, and anything that you spend (in God's way) God knows about it.
All food was lawful for children of Israel except what Israel (Jacob) had forbidden to himself before the Torah was sent down. Say: “Bring the Torah and read it if you are truthful.”
Anyone who makes up a lie (and attributes it) to God after this, then they are wrongdoers.
Say: “God spoke the truth, so follow faith of Abraham, a true believer and he was not of the idolaters.”
The first (or best) house set up for people was the one in Bekkah (Mecca), blessed and a guide for humankind.
There are clear signs in it, (like) where Abraham stood (for prayer). And whoever enters it, is safe. Pilgrimage of the house (Hajj) is due to God from people, if they can afford the journey to it. And whoever disbelieves (should know that) God does not need any being.
Say: “People of the book, why do you disbelieve in God’s signs, while God is witness over what you do?”
Say: “People of the book, why do you obstruct God’s way for anyone who believes, looking for its distortion, while you are witnesses (to its truth)? God is not unaware of what you do.”
You who believe, if you obey a group of those who were given the book, they will turn you to disbelievers after your belief.
How can you disbelieve while God’s signs are read to you and His messenger is among you? And whoever holds on to God is indeed guided to a straight path.
You who believe, be cautious of God the way He deserves to be cautioned, and do not die except while you are submitted (to God).
And hold on to the rope of God (Quran), all of you, and do not be divided. And remember God’s favor upon you, when you were enemies and He united your hearts, and you became brothers by His favor, and when you were on the edge of a pit of fire, and He saved you from it. This is how God clarifies His signs for you, so you may be guided.
And there should be a group of you that invite to (doing) good and instruct to the acceptable (and right) and prohibit from the unacceptable (and wrong). And they are the successful ones.
And do not be like those who divided and disagreed after clear evidences came to them, for them there is a great punishment.
On a day when some faces become white (and are honored) and some faces become black (and are dishonored), as for those whose faces turn black (they will be told:) “Did you disbelieve after your belief? So, taste the punishment because of what you used to disbelieve.”
And as for those whose faces turn white, they will be in God’s mercy, remaining in it forever.
These are God’s signs that We read them to you in truth, and God does not want any injustice for any being.
Everything in the skies and on the earth belongs to God, and all affairs are returned to God.
You (believers) are the best group that is brought out for people, instructing to the acceptable (and right) and prohibiting from the unacceptable (and wrong), and believing in God. And if people of the book had believed, it would have been better for them, some of them are believers while most of them are disobedient.
They will never harm you except annoying (you), and if they fight you, they will turn their backs to you (and run away), and they will not be helped.
Humiliation is imposed on them wherever they are found, unless by (grabbing) a rope from God (keeping God’s commandments) or a rope from the people (having treaty and being united). And they incurred God’s anger, and poverty was imposed on them, that is because they were disbelieving in God’s signs and were killing the prophets unjustly, and that is because they disobeyed and were exceeding the limits (set by God).
They are not the same, some of the people of the book rise and read God’s signs (and verses) during the night and show their humbleness,
they believe in God and the Last Day, and they instruct to the acceptable (and right) and prohibit from the unacceptable (and wrong) and they rush to do good. They are of the righteous.
And anything good they do, it will never be rejected, and God knows those who are cautious (of Him).
Indeed, those who disbelieve, their wealth and their children will never be of any use to them against God, and they are inhabitants of the fire remaining in there forever.
The example of what they spend in this world's life is like a roaring freezing wind that hits the harvest of a people who wronged themselves and destroys it. God did not wrong them, but they wronged themselves.
You who believe, do not take any confidants besides yourselves, as they (disbelievers) will not fail to ruin you (or to corrupt you), and they wish for what distresses you, hatred is obvious from (words of) their mouths, and what their chests/minds hide is even greater. We have clarified Our verses for you, if you understand.
You love them while they do not love you, and you believe in all the books (while they do not). When they meet you, they say: “We believe,” and when they are alone, they bite their fingertips out of anger for you. Say: “Die from your anger, indeed God knows what is inside the chests/minds.”
If anything good happens to you it upsets them and when anything bad happens to you, they will be happy with it. And if you persevere and protect yourselves, their plots will not cause the least bit of harm to you. God surrounds (has complete knowledge of and power over) what they do.
And (remember) when you left your family early in the morning to assign the positions of the believers for the battle. God hears all and knows all.
(Remember) when two groups among you intended to be cowardly while God was their protector/supporter, and believers should put their trust in God.
And God helped you at (the battle of) Badr while you were weak, so be cautious of God, that you may be thankful.
(Remember) when you told the believers: “Is it not enough for you that your Lord helps you with three thousand angels being sent down?”
Yes, if you persevere and protect yourselves, and they quickly come upon you (and attack you), your Lord helps you with five thousand striking angels.
And God only made it as good news for you and to reassure your hearts with it. And help is only from the powerful and the wise God,
that He cuts off (and wipes out) a part of those who disbelieve, or to subdue them so they turn back disappointed.
Nothing is up to you, He either accepts their repentance or punishes them. They are indeed wrongdoers.
Everything in the skies and on the earth belongs to God, He forgives whom He wants and punishes whom He wants. And God is forgiving and merciful.
You who believe, do not consume usury multiplying (compounding) it over and over, and be cautious of God, so you may be successful.
And be cautious of the fire that is prepared for the disbelievers.
And obey God and the messenger so you may receive mercy.
And hurry up to forgiveness from your Lord and to a garden as wide as the skies and the earth which is prepared for those who are cautious (of God),
those who spend (in God's way) in richness and in poverty, and suppress their anger and excuse people. And God likes the good doers,
and those who, when they act indecently or wrong themselves, they remember God and then ask forgiveness for their sins, and who forgives sins except God, and do not insist on what they did while they know,
their reward is forgiveness from their Lord and gardens which rivers flow through them, remaining in there forever, an excellent reward for the doers.
Traditions (and customary practices) have gone by before you, so travel through the earth to see what the end of the deniers was.
This (Quran) is a statement for (all) the people, and a guide and an advice for those who are cautious (of God).
Do not be weak and do not be sad, you are the superior if you are believers.
If a wound has happened to you, a similar wound has happened to the (other) people. We alternate these days (of victory and defeat) among people, so that God knows those who believe, and He takes witnesses from among you. God does not like the wrongdoers.
And so that God examines (or purges the sins of) those who believe and to destroy the disbelievers.
Or did you think that you enter the garden while God does not know those of you who tried hard (in His way) and those who persevered?
And you certainly used to wish for death (to be killed in God’s way) before you meet it, so now you saw it and you just looked (and did not fight).
And Muhammad is only a messenger, (and many) messengers have passed away before him. If he dies or is killed, would you turn back on your heels (to your old ways)? And whoever turns back on his heel (to his old ways) will never cause the least bit of harm to God. And God is going to reward the grateful ones.
No one dies except by God’s permission, a determined mandate. And whoever wants the reward of this world, We give him from it. And whoever wants from the reward of the Hereafter, We give him from it. And We are going to reward the grateful ones.
And many prophets with many devoted men alongside them fought, and they did not lose courage by what happened to them in God's way, and they did not weaken and they did not surrender. And God likes those who persevere (and the patient ones).
And they only said: “Our Lord, forgive our sins and our excesses in our affairs and solidify our steps and help us against the disbelieving people.”
So, God gave them the reward of this world and good reward of the Hereafter. And God likes the good doers.
You who believe, if you obey those who disbelieve, they will turn you back on your heels (to your old ways) and you turn into losers.
Yes, God is your protector, and He is the best helper.
We are going to cast horror in the hearts of those who disbelieve for what they partnered with God, without Him sending down any reason for it. Their housing will be the fire, and the accommodation of wrongdoers is miserable.
And God fulfilled His promise to you when you defeated them with His permission until you slacked off and disputed in the matter (of war) and you rebelled after He showed you what you loved. Some of you want this world and some of you want the Hereafter. So, He turned you away from (chasing) them to test you, and He has certainly excused you, and God is gracious to the believers.
(Remember) when you were climbing up (the hillside) and not paying attention to anyone, and the messenger was calling you from behind you. So, He gave you sorrow upon sorrow, so that you do not feel sad over what you lose or what inflicts you. God is well aware of what you do.
After the sorrow, He sent down to you a peaceful nap overcoming a group of you, but other group were worried about themselves, unjustifiably thinking about God like the thoughts of the (times of) ignorance, saying: “Is any part of the matter up to us?” Say: “Indeed all matters are up to God.” They hide in themselves what they do not reveal to you, they say: “If anything about the matter was up to us, we would not be killed here.” Say: “Even if you had stayed in your houses, those whom death was written for them would have come out to the place of their death.” And God tests what is in your chests/minds to purify/examine what is in your hearts. God knows what is inside the chests/minds.
Those of you who turned away on the day when the two forces/armies encountered (in the battle of Ohod), indeed Satan made them stumble because of some of what they did, and God has certainly excused them. God is forgiving and patient.
You who believe, do not be like those who disbelieved and they said about their brothers, when they traveled on earth or were in a war: “If they had been with us, they would not have died and they would not have been killed.” So that God makes it (that thought) a (source) of regret in their hearts. God gives life and causes death, and God sees what you do.
If you are killed or die in God's way, then forgiveness and mercy from God is better than what they accumulate.
Whether you die or you are killed, you shall be gathered before God.
Because of God’s mercy you were gentle with them, and if you were blunt and coldhearted, they would have certainly gone away from around you, so excuse them and ask forgiveness for them and consult them in affairs, and when you decide then put your trust in God. Indeed, God likes those who put their trust (in Him).
If God helps you, no one can overcome you, and if He leaves you then who helps you after Him? And the believers should put their trust in God.
It is not right for any prophet to cheat, and anyone who cheats brings what he has cheated to the Resurrection Day, and everyone is paid back (in full) for what they did, and they are not wronged.
Is someone who follows God’s pleasure like someone who incurs God’s anger, and his housing is hell, a miserable destination?
They have (different) ranks with God, and God sees what they do.
God has certainly favored the believers when He sent a messenger among them from themselves, to read His signs to them and to purify them, and to teach them the book and wisdom, while they were in clear error in the past.
Why, when a tragedy hits you while you had hit them with twice (as hard as) that, you say: “Where is this from!?” Say: “It is from yourselves.” God is indeed capable of everything.
And what happened to you on the day when the two forces/armies encountered (in battle of Ohod) was with God’s permission and in order to know the believers,
and in order to know the hypocrites. And they were told: “Come, fight in God's way or defend (yourselves).” They said: “If we knew how to fight, we would certainly follow you.” On that day they were closer to disbelief than to belief. They say with their mouths what is not in their hearts. And God knows better what they hide.
To those who stayed behind and said about their brothers: “If they had obeyed us, they would not have been killed,” say: “Turn away death from yourselves if you are truthful.”
Do not think of those who are killed in God's way as dead, but they are alive and are provided for by their Lord,
enjoying from what God has given them from His grace and being happy for those who have not joined them yet and are left behind them, (knowing that) there is no fear and no sadness for them.
They are glad about God’s favor and grace, and that God does not waste reward of the believers,
those who accepted the call of God and His messenger after being wounded. For those among them who did good and were cautious (of God) have a great reward.
Those whom the people told them: “People have gathered against you so be afraid of them,” it increased their belief and they said: “God is enough for us, and He is the best advocate.”
So, they returned by favor and grace from God, and they were not injured, and they pursued God’s pleasure. And God has enormous grace.
Indeed, it is Satan that scares his supporters, so do not fear them (Satan’s supporters) and fear Me if you are believers.
Do not be sad by those who rush into disbelief, indeed they will never harm God a bit. God wants no share (of joy) for them in the Hereafter, and they will have a great punishment.
Those who trade disbelief for belief will never harm God a bit, and they will have a painful punishment.
Those who disbelieve should not think that whatever time We give them is good for them, We only give them time so that they increase their sins, and they will have a humiliating punishment.
God is not to leave the believers in the state you are in, until He separates the bad from the good. And God is not to inform you of the unseen, but God chooses whom He wants among His messengers (to reveal the unseen to them), so believe in God and His messengers, and if you believe and be cautious (of God) then you will have a great reward.
Those who are stingy with what God gave them from His grace should not think that it is good for them. No, it is bad for them. What they are stingy about is going to be around their necks on the Resurrection Day. And inheritance of the skies and the earth belongs to God. And God is well aware of what you do.
God has certainly heard word of those who said: “Indeed God is poor, and we are rich.” We are going to write what they said and their killing of the prophets unjustly, and We say: “Taste the burning punishment.”
This is for what your hands sent ahead (your deeds), and indeed God is not unjust to His servants.
Those who said: “Indeed God has charged us that we should not believe in any messenger until he brings us an offering of sacrifice that the fire eats (or burns) it.” Say: “Indeed messengers before me brought you clear evidences as well as what you say, so why did you kill them if you are truthful?”
And if they deny you, they also denied the messengers before you who brought clear evidences and the scriptures and the enlightening book.
Everyone tastes death, and your reward is paid back on the Resurrection Day, so whoever is moved away from the fire and is entered the garden has succeeded. This world's life is only the illusion of enjoyment.
You shall be tested with your wealth and your lives, and you shall hear a lot of insult from those who were given the book before you and from those who associated (partners with God), and if you persevere and be cautious (of God), and it is indeed of the matters (requiring great) determination.
And (remember) when God took a commitment from those who were given the book, that you should make it known to people and you should not hide it. But they threw it behind their backs and traded it for a small price. What a miserable trade they made.
Do not think that those who are happy with what they did (or achieved) and love to be praised for what they did not do, are safe from the punishment, and they will have a painful punishment.
The rule of the skies and the earth belongs to God, and God is capable of everything.
In the creation of the skies and the earth and the alternation (or the difference) of night and day, there are signs for people of understanding,
those who remember God standing up and sitting down and (lying) on their sides and think about the creation of the skies and the earth (saying:) “Our Lord, you did not create this for nothing, glory to You, so protect us from the punishment of fire.”
Our Lord, indeed You have humiliated anyone whom You admit into the fire, and there are no helpers for the wrongdoers.
Our Lord, we heard a caller call for the belief (saying:) “Believe in your Lord,” so we believed. Our Lord, forgive us our sins and remove our bad deeds from us, and make us die with the good ones.
Our Lord, give us what you promised us through your messengers and do not humiliate us on the Resurrection Day, certainly You do not break the promise.
Their Lord answered them: “I do not waste deeds of any doer among you whether male or female, you are all from one another, and those who migrated and were driven out of their homes and were harassed in My way and fought and were killed, I shall remove their sins from them and I shall admit them to gardens which rivers flow through them as a reward from God, and the best reward is with God.”
Do not be deceived by moving about the land (and successes) of those who disbelieve,
(it is) a small enjoyment, but their housing will be hell, a miserable resting place.
But those who are cautious of their Lord, they will have gardens which rivers flow through them, remaining in there forever as a reception from God, and what is with God is best for the good ones.
And indeed, among the people of the book there are those who believe in God and what was sent down to you and what was sent down to them, humble before God, they do not trade God’s signs for a small price, they will have their reward with their Lord. God is indeed quick in reckoning.
You who believe, persevere and call for perseverance and unite and be cautious of God so that you may be successful.
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