the gradual revelations of the Book are from God, the Almighty, the Wise. [:
In the heavens and earth are Signs for the believers. [:
And in your creation and in the creatures He scattered are Signs for people gifted with inner certainty. [:
The alternation of night and day, the sustenance God sends down from the sky, using it to revive the earth after its death, and the circulation of the winds are all Signs for people who use their reason. [:
These are God's verses, We convey them to you, setting forth the Truth.If they deny God and His verses, what message will they then believe? [:
How terrible it is to every sinful liar [:
who hears God's revelations being recited to him, yet he persists arrogantly, as if he did not hear them. So give him the news of a painful punishment awaiting him. [:
And when he does learn some of Our verses, he ridicules them. Such people will have a humiliating punishment. [:
Hell awaits them. Nothing they have earned will be of any use to them, nor will those they have adopted as protectors instead of God. They will have a great punishment. [:
This is true guidance. Those who have rejected the truth of their Lord's revelations will have a punishment of grievous pain. [:
It is God who subjected the sea for you so that ships may sail with His approval and that you may seek His favor, and that you may give Him thanks. [:
And He has subjected to you all that is in the heavens and on the earth; a blessing from Him. There are signs in this for people who reflect.
Tell the believers that they should forgive those who do not anticipate the Days of God as it is He alone who will hold people accountable for what they have earned.
Whoever does good, benefits his own soul; and whoever does evil, harms his soul. Then you will all be returned to your Lord.
We gave the Children of Israel the Book, Wisdom and prophecy. We provided them with good things and preferred them over all people.
We gave them clear details of the matter [faith]. Yet, they differed out of rivalry between them, only after knowledge came to them. Your Lord will judge between them on the Day of Resurrection regarding their differences.
Then We put you on a pathway of the matter, so follow it, and do not follow the whims and desires of those who do not know.
They will not help you in any way if you decide to defy God. The unjust protect each other, while God is the Protector of those who are mindful of Him.
This is clear insight for mankind and guidance and mercy for people gifted with inner certainty.
Or do those who indulge in evil deeds assume that We will regard them the same as those who believe and do good deeds, that they will be alike whether in life or in death? How bad is their judgment?
God created the heavens and earth in Truth, so that every soul may be rewarded according to its deeds. They will not be wronged.
Have you considered him who has taken his whims and desires for his god? Then God knowingly allows him to stray, sealing his hearing and his heart, and has placed a veil over his vision. So who can guide him after God? Will you not reflect?
They say, "There is nothing but our life in this world; we die, we live, and nothing but time destroys us." But they have no knowledge of this; they are only guessing.
And when Our clear verses are recited to them, their only argument is to say, "Bring back our forefathers, if you are telling the truth."
Say, "It is God who gives you life , then causes you to die, and then He gathers you for the Day of Resurrection, about which there is no doubt. But most people do not know."
To God belongs the Kingdom of the heavens and the earth. On the Day when the Hour takes place, on that Day those who dealt in falsehood will lose.
You will see every nation on its knees; every nation summoned to its Book, "Today you are being repaid for what you did.
This is Our record, it speaks about you in Truth. We were recording what You have been doing."
As for those who believed and did good deeds, their Lord will admit them into His mercy. That is the clear triumph.
But for the unbelievers, "Were My verses not recited to you? But you were an arrogant and dissenting people.
And when you were told, 'God's promise is true and there is no doubt about the Hour,' you said, 'We do not know what is the Hour. We're assuming that these are only speculations, and we're by no means certain.'
The evil consequences of what they did will become evident to them, and the very thing they used to ridicule will haunt them.
They were told, "Today We will ignore you as you ignored the encounter of this Day. The Fire will be your refuge, and you will have no helpers.
That is because you took the verses of God in ridicule, and the worldly life enticed you." Therefore, today they will not get out of it and they will no longer have the opportunity to repent.
All praise be to God, Lord of the heavens and Lord of the earth, Lord of the worlds.
His alone is all majestic greatness within the heavens and the earth. He is the Almighty, the Wise.