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al-An`am (Cattle, Livestock)
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The Study Quran rendition of Surah Cattle, Livestock(al-An`am)
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6:1 Praise be to God, Who created the heavens and the earth, and made darkness and light. Yet those who do not believe ascribe equals to their Lord!
6:2 He it is Who created you from clay, then decreed a term. A term is appointed with Him—yet still you doubt!
6:3 He is God in the heavens and on the earth: He knows your secret and that which you make public, and He knows that which you earn.
6:4 Never did a sign from among the signs of their Lord come unto them, but that they turned away from it.
6:5 They indeed denied the truth when it came unto them, but tidings will soon come to them of that which they used to mock.
6:6 Have they not considered how many a generation We destroyed before them? We had established them on the earth more firmly than We have established you, and We sent the sky upon them with abundant rains, and made rivers flow beneath them. Then We destroyed them for their sins, and brought into being after them another generation.
6:7 Had We sent down unto thee a Book inscribed on parchment, such that they could touch it with their hands, those who do not believe would have said, “This is naught but manifest sorcery.”
6:8 And they would say, “Why has not an angel been sent down unto him?” Had We sent down an angel, then the matter would be decreed, and they would be granted no respite.
6:9 Had We made him an angel, We would have sent him as a man, thus obscuring for them that which they themselves obscure.
6:10 Messengers have surely been mocked before thee. Then those who scoffed at them were beset by that which they used to mock.
6:11 Say, “Journey upon the earth and behold how the deniers fared in the end.”
6:12 Say, “Unto whom belongs whatsoever is in the heavens and on the earth?” Say, “Unto God. He has prescribed Mercy for Himself. He will surely gather you on the Day of Resurrection, in which there is no doubt. Those who have lost their souls, they do not believe.
6:13 Unto Him belongs all that dwells in the night and in the day, and He is the Hearing, the Knowing.”
6:14 Say, “Shall I take as a protector anyone other than God, the Originator of the heavens and the earth, who feeds and is not fed?” Say, “I was commanded to be the first of those who submit.” And be not among the idolaters.
6:15 Say, “Truly I fear the punishment of a tremendous Day should I disobey my Lord.”
6:16 Whosoever is spared on that Day, He has certainly been merciful unto him, and that is the manifest triumph.
6:17 If God should touch thee with affliction, none can remove it save He, and should He touch thee with goodness, then He is Powerful over all things.
6:18 He is Dominant over His servants; and He is the Wise, the Aware.
6:19 Say, “What thing is greatest as testimony?” Say, “God is Witness between you and me. And this Quran has been revealed unto me, that thereby I may warn you and whomsoever it may reach. Do you truly bear witness that there are other gods beside God?” Say, “I bear no such witness.” Say, “He is only One God, and truly I am quit of that which you ascribe as partners unto Him.”
6:20 Those unto whom We gave the Book recognize it as they recognize their own children. Those who have lost their souls, they do not believe.
6:21 Who does greater wrong than one who fabricates a lie against God or denies His signs? Surely the wrongdoers will not prosper.
6:22 And on the Day when We shall gather them all together, We shall say unto those who ascribed partners unto God, “Where are those partners whom you claimed?”
6:23 Then their contention will be but to say, “By God, our Lord, we were not idolaters.”
6:24 Behold how they lie against themselves, but that which they used to fabricate has forsaken them.
6:25 Among them are those who listen to thee, but We have placed coverings over their hearts, such that they understand it not, and in their ears a deafness. Were they to see every sign, they would not believe in it, so that when they come to thee, they dispute with thee. Those who disbelieve say, “This is naught but fables of those of old.”
6:26 And they forbid it, and keep away from it, and they destroy none but themselves, though they are unaware.
6:27 If thou couldst see when they are arraigned before the Fire, whereupon they will say, “Would that we were sent back! Then we would not deny the signs of our Lord, but we would be among the believers!”
6:28 Nay, but it has now become clear to them what they used to hide. And even if they were sent back, they would return to the very thing they had been forbidden. Truly they are liars.
6:29 They say, “There is naught but our life in this world, and we shall not be resurrected.”
6:30 If thou couldst see when they are arraigned before their Lord, He will say, “Is this not the truth?” They will say, “Yea, indeed, by our Lord!” He will say, “Then taste the punishment for having disbelieved.”
6:31 Lost indeed are those who deny the meeting with God till, when the Hour comes upon them suddenly, they say, “Alas for us, that we neglected it!” They will bear their burdens upon their backs. Behold! Evil is that which they bear!
6:32 The life of this world is naught but play and diversion. Better indeed is the Abode of the Hereafter for those who are reverent. Do you not understand?
6:33 We know well that what they say grieves thee. Yet, it is not thee that they deny. Rather, it is the signs of God that the wrongdoers reject.
6:34 Surely messengers were denied before thee, and they bore patiently their being denied and persecuted till Our help came to them. None alters the Words of God, and there has already come unto thee some tidings of the messengers.
6:35 And if their turning away is distressing to thee, then seekest, if thou canst, a tunnel into the earth, or a ladder unto the sky, that thou mightest bring them a sign. Had God willed, He would have gathered them all to guidance—so be not among the ignorant.
6:36 Only those who hear will respond. As for the dead, God will resurrect them, and unto Him they shall be returned.
6:37 They say, “Why has no sign been sent down unto him from his Lord?” Say, “Surely God has the power to send down a sign.” But most of them know not.
6:38 There is no creature that crawls upon the earth, nor bird that flies upon its wings, but that they are communities like yourselves—We have neglected nothing in the Book—and they shall be gathered unto their Lord in the end.
6:39 Those who deny Our signs are deaf and dumb, in darkness. Whomsoever God will, He leads astray, and whomsoever He will, He places him upon a straight path.
6:40 Say, “Think to yourselves: were the Punishment of God to come upon you, or were the Hour to come upon you, would you call upon anyone other than God, if you are truthful?”
6:41 Nay, but it is upon Him that you would call, and He would remove that which had caused you to call upon Him, if it be His Will, and you would forget whatever partners you had ascribed unto Him.
6:42 We have indeed sent messengers unto communities before thee, and We seized them with misfortune and hardship, that they might humble themselves.
6:43 If only, when Our Might came upon them, they had humbled themselves. But rather their hearts hardened, and Satan made all they used to do seem fair unto them.
6:44 So when they forgot that whereof they had been reminded, We opened unto them the gates of all things, till, as they exulted in what they were given, We seized them suddenly, whereupon they came to despair.
6:45 Thus was cut off the last remnant of the people who did wrong. Praise be to God, Lord of the worlds!
6:46 Say, “Think to yourselves: were God to take away your hearing and your sight and seal your hearts, what god other than God would restore them unto you?” Behold how We vary the signs; yet still they turn away.
6:47 Say, “Think to yourselves: were the Punishment of God to come upon you suddenly or openly, would any be destroyed save the wrongdoing people?”
6:48 We do not send the messengers save as bearers of glad tidings and as warners. Thus whosoever believes and makes amends, no fear shall come upon them, nor shall they grieve.
6:49 But as for those who deny Our signs, the punishment shall befall them for the iniquity they committed.
6:50 Say, “I do not say unto you that with me are the treasuries of God; nor do I know the unseen; nor do I say unto you that I am an angel. I follow only that which is revealed unto me.” Say, “Are the blind and the seer equal? Will you not, then, reflect?”
6:51 Warn hereby those who fear that they will be gathered unto their Lord—they have, apart from Him, no protector and no intercessor—that they might be reverent.
6:52 And drive not away those who call upon their Lord morning and evening, desiring His Face. Naught of their reckoning falls upon thee and naught of thy reckoning falls upon them, such that thou shouldst drive them away and thus become one of the wrongdoers.
6:53 Thus did We try some of them by means of others, that they might say, “Are these the ones whom God has graced among us?” Does God not know best those who are thankful?
6:54 When those who believe in Our signs come to thee, say, “Peace be upon you! Your Lord has prescribed Mercy for Himself, that whosoever among you does evil in ignorance and thereafter repents and makes amends, He is truly Forgiving, Merciful.”
6:55 Thus do We expound the signs, that the way of the guilty may be made clear.
6:56 Say, “I am forbidden to worship those whom you call upon apart from God.” Say, “I will not follow your caprices, for then I would have gone astray, and I would not be among the rightly guided.”
6:57 Say, “Truly I stand upon a clear proof from my Lord, and you have denied Him. That which you seek to hasten is not within my power. Judgment belongs to God alone, He relates the Truth, and He is the best of deciders.”
6:58 Say, “If that which you seek to hasten were within my power, then the matter would be decreed between you and me, and God knows best the wrongdoers.”
6:59 And with Him are the keys of the Unseen. None knows them but He; and He knows what is on land and sea; no leaf falls but that He knows it, nor any seed in the dark recesses of the earth, nor anything moist or dry, but that it is in a clear Book.
6:60 He it is Who takes your souls by night, and He knows what you commit by day. Then by day He resurrects you, that a term appointed may be fulfilled. Then unto Him shall be your return, and He shall inform you of that which you used to do.
6:61 And He is Dominant over His servants. He sends guardians over you, till, when death comes unto one of you, Our messengers take him, and they neglect not their duty.
6:62 Then they are returned unto God, their true Master. Surely judgment belongs to Him, and He is the swiftest of reckoners.
6:63 Say, “Who saves you from the darkness of land and sea, when you call upon Him humbly and in secret [saying], ‘If only He saves us from this, we shall surely be among the thankful’?”
6:64 Say, “God saves you from this and from every distress; yet you ascribe partners unto Him!”
6:65 Say, “He is the One Who has power to send a punishment upon you from above you or from beneath your feet, or to confound you as discordant factions and make you taste the might of one another.” Behold how We vary the signs, that they may understand.
6:66 Thy people have denied it, though it is the truth. Say, “I am not a guardian over you.
6:67 For every tiding there is a fixed setting, and soon you shall know.”
6:68 And when thou seest those who engage in vain discussion about Our signs, turn away from them till they engage in other discourse. And if Satan should cause thee to forget, then once thou hast remembered, sit not in the company of wrongdoing people.
6:69 Their reckoning falls not upon those who are reverent, but [upon them is] a reminder, that they might be reverent.
6:70 Leave those who take their religion to be play and diversion, and who are deluded by the life of this world, but remind them with it, lest any soul be delivered to ruin because of what it has earned—it has no protector apart from God, nor any intercessor, and though it should offer every kind of ransom, it shall not be accepted from it. Those are the ones delivered to ruin for that which they have earned. Theirs shall be a drink of boiling liquid and a painful punishment for having disbelieved.
6:71 Say, “Apart from God, shall we call upon that which neither benefits nor harms us, and be turned back on our heels after God has guided us, like one bewildered, seduced by satans on the earth, though he has companions who call him to guidance, ‘Come to us!’?” Say, “Indeed, the Guidance of God is the true guidance, and we are commanded to submit to the Lord of the worlds,
6:72 and to perform the prayer and to reverence Him; it is unto Him that you shall be gathered.”
6:73 He it is Who created the heavens and the earth in truth; and on the day He says “Be!” and it is, His Word is the Truth. And sovereignty is His on the Day when the trumpet is blown, Knower of the Unseen and the seen; and He is the Wise, the Aware.
6:74 And when Abraham said unto his father, Azar, “Do you take idols for gods? Truly I see you and your people in manifest error.”
6:75 Thus did We show Abraham the dominion of the heavens and the earth, that he might be among those possessing certainty.
6:76 When the night grew dark upon him, he saw a star. He said, “This is my Lord!” But when it set, he said, “I love not things that set.”
6:77 Then when he saw the moon rising he said, “This is my Lord!” But when it set, he said, “If my Lord does not guide me, I shall surely be among the people who are astray.”
6:78 Then when he saw the sun rising he said, “This is my Lord! This is greater!” But when it set, he said, “O my people! Truly I am quit of the partners you ascribe.
6:79 Truly, as a ḥanīf, I have turned my face toward Him Who created the heavens and the earth, and I am not of the idolaters.”
6:80 His people disputed with him. He said, “Do you dispute with me concerning God, when He has guided me? I fear not the partners you ascribe unto Him, save as my Lord wills. My Lord encompasses all things in Knowledge. Will you not, then, remember?
6:81 How should I fear the partners you ascribe, when you do not fear ascribing partners unto God for which He has sent down to you no authority? So which of the two parties has greater right to security, if you know?
6:82 Those who believe and who do not obscure their belief through wrongdoing, it is they who have security, and they are rightly guided.”
6:83 That was Our argument, which We gave unto Abraham against his people. We raise in degrees whomsoever We will. Truly thy Lord is Wise, Knowing.
6:84 And We bestowed upon him Isaac and Jacob, each We guided. And We guided Noah before, and among his progeny, David, Solomon, Job, Joseph, Moses, and Aaron—thus do We recompense the virtuous.
6:85 And Zachariah, John, Jesus, and Elias—each was among the righteous.
6:86 And Ishmael, Elisha, Jonah, and Lot—each We favored above the worlds.
6:87 And from among their fathers, and their progeny, and their brethren, We chose them and guided them unto a straight path.
6:88 That is the Guidance of God, with which He guides whomsoever He will among His servants. But were they to ascribe partners unto God, all that they were doing would have come to naught.
6:89 They are those to whom We have given the Book, judgment, and prophethood. So if they do not believe in them, We have entrusted them to a people who will not disbelieve in them.
6:90 They are those whom God has guided, so follow their guidance. Say, “I ask not of you any reward for it. It is naught but a reminder for the worlds.”
6:91 They did not measure God with His true measure when they said, “God has not sent down aught to any human being.” Say, “Who sent down the Book that Moses brought as a light and a guidance for mankind, which you make into parchments that you display, while hiding much? And you were taught that which you knew not, neither you nor your fathers.” Say, “Allāh,” then leave them to play at their vain discourse.
6:92 And this is a blessed Book that We have sent down, confirming that which came before it, that thou mayest warn the Mother of Cities and those around her. Those who believe in the Hereafter believe in it, and they are mindful of their prayers.
6:93 Who does greater wrong than one who fabricates a lie against God, or says, “It has been revealed unto me,” though naught has been revealed unto him, and one who says, “I will send down the like of what God has sent down”? If thou couldst see when the wrongdoers are in the throes of death, and the angels stretch forth their hands, “Yield up your souls! This day shall you be recompensed with the punishment of humiliation for having spoken untruth against God, and for waxing arrogant against His signs.”
6:94 And [God will say], “Now you have come unto Us alone, just as We created you the first time, and you have left behind that which We had bestowed upon you. We see not with you your intercessors—those whom you claimed were partners [unto God]. Now the bond between you has been severed, and that which you once claimed has forsaken you.”
6:95 Truly God is the Cleaver of the grain and the fruit stone. He brings forth the living from the dead, and He is the One Who brings forth the dead from the living. That is God—how, then, are you perverted—
6:96 Cleaver of the dawn. He has made the night for repose, and the sun and the moon for reckoning. Such is the decree of the Mighty, the Knowing.
6:97 He it is Who has made for you the stars, that you might be guided by them amid the darkness of land and sea. We have expounded the signs for a people who know.
6:98 And He it is Who brought you into being from a single soul, and then [has given you] a dwelling place and a repository. We have expounded the signs for a people who understand.
6:99 And He it is Who sends down water from the sky. Thereby We bring forth the shoot of every plant, and from it We bring forth vegetation, from which We bring forth grain in closely packed rows; and from the date palm and from its sheaths, [We bring forth] clusters of dates hanging low, and gardens of grapes, olives, and pomegranates, like unto one another and yet not alike. Look upon their fruits, as they grow and ripen! Truly in that are signs for a people who believe.
6:100 They make the jinn partners unto God, though He created them, and falsely attribute sons and daughters to Him, without any knowledge. Glory be to Him! Exalted is He above that which they ascribe!
6:101 The Unique Originator of the heavens and the earth! How should He have a child when He has no consort, and He created all things, and He is Knower of all things?
6:102 That is God, your Lord, there is no god but He, Creator of all things. So worship Him. And He is Guardian over all things.
6:103 Sight comprehends Him not, but He comprehends all sight. And He is the Subtle, the Aware.
6:104 Insight has come to you from your Lord. So whosoever sees clearly, it is to the benefit of his own soul. And whosoever is blind, it is to its detriment, and I am not a keeper over you.
6:105 Thus do We vary the signs, lest they should say, “You have studied,” and that We might make it clear for a people who know.
6:106 Follow that which has been revealed unto thee from thy Lord—there is no god but He—and turn away from the idolaters.
6:107 Had God willed, they would not have ascribed partners unto God. We have not made thee a keeper over them, nor art thou their guardian.
6:108 Do not revile those whom they call upon apart from God, lest they should revile God out of enmity, without any knowledge. Thus have We made the deeds of every community seem fair unto them. Then unto their Lord shall be their return, and He will inform them of that which they used to do.
6:109 They swear by God with their most solemn oaths that were a sign to come unto them, they would surely believe in it. Say, “Signs are with God alone.” What will make you realize that, even if they were to come, they would still not believe?
6:110 We shall cause their hearts and their sight to waver, as they did not believe in it the first time, and We shall leave them to wander confused in their rebellion.
6:111 Even if We were to send down angels unto them, and the dead were to speak to them, and We were to gather all things in front of them, they would still not believe, unless God wills. But most of them are ignorant.
6:112 Thus have We made for every prophet an enemy—satans from among mankind and jinn, who inspire each other with flowery discourse in order to deceive. Had thy Lord willed, they would not have done so. So leave them and that which they fabricate,
6:113 so that the hearts of those who believe not in the Hereafter may incline toward it, and be content with it, and so commit that which they commit.
6:114 [Say,] “Shall I seek a judge apart from God, when it is He Who has sent down unto you the Book, expounded?” Those unto whom We have given the Book know that it has been sent down from thy Lord in truth; so be not among the doubters.
6:115 The Word of thy Lord is fulfilled in truth and justice. None alters His Words, and He is the Hearing, the Knowing.
6:116 Wert thou to obey most of those on earth, they would lead thee astray from the way of God; they follow naught but conjecture, and they do but surmise.
6:117 Surely thy Lord knows best those who stray from His way, and He knows best the rightly guided.
6:118 So eat of that over which the Name of God has been invoked, if you are believers in His signs.
6:119 What ails you that you eat not that over which the Name of God has been invoked, when He has expounded for you that which He has forbidden you, unless you are compelled thereto? Indeed, many lead astray through their own caprices, without any knowledge. Surely thy Lord is He Who knows best the transgressors.
6:120 Forsake sin, both outward and inward. Surely those who commit sin shall be recompensed for that which they used to do.
6:121 And eat not of that over which the Name of God has not been invoked; truly it is iniquity. Indeed, the satans inspire their friends to dispute with you, and if you obey them, you are surely idolaters.
6:122 Is he who was dead, and to whom We give life, making for him a light by which to walk among mankind, like unto one who is in darkness from which he does not emerge? Thus for the disbelievers, what they used to do was made to seem fair unto them.
6:123 And thus have We made great ones among the guilty in every town, that they may plot therein. But they only plot against themselves, though they are unaware.
6:124 And when a sign comes unto them, they say, “We will not believe till we are given the like of that which was given to the messengers of God.” God knows best where to place His message. Humiliation before God and a severe punishment shall soon befall the guilty for that which they used to plot.
6:125 Whomsoever God wishes to guide, He expands his breast for submission. And whomsoever He wishes to lead astray, He makes his breast narrow and constricted, as if he were climbing to the sky. Thus does God heap defilement upon those who do not believe.
6:126 This is the path of thy Lord, made straight. We have expounded the signs for a people who take heed.
6:127 Theirs shall be the Abode of Peace with their Lord, and He shall be their Protector, because of that which they used to do.
6:128 On the Day when He shall gather them all together [He shall say], “O company of jinn! Many among mankind have you claimed.” And their friends among mankind will say, “Our Lord! We have profited from each other, but now we have reached our term which Thou hadst appointed for us.” He will say, “The Fire is your abode, to abide therein, except as God wills. Truly thy Lord is Wise, Knowing.”
6:129 Thus do We make the wrongdoers allies of one another because of that which they used to earn.
6:130 “O company of jinn and human beings! Did not messengers come unto you from among yourselves, recounting unto you My signs, and warning you of the meeting with this your Day?” They will say, “We bear witness against ourselves.” The life of this world deluded them, and they bear witness against themselves that they were disbelievers.
6:131 That is because thy Lord would never destroy towns for their wrongdoing while their people were heedless.
6:132 Unto each are degrees in accordance with that which they have done, and thy Lord is not heedless of that which they do.
6:133 Thy Lord is Self-Sufficient, Possessed of Mercy. If He will, He can remove you, and in your place appoint whomsoever He will to succeed you, just as He brought you into being from the progeny of another people.
6:134 Indeed, that which you are promised shall come to pass, and you cannot thwart [it].
6:135 Say, “O my people! Work in accordance with your ability; I, too, am working. Soon you shall know whose end is the Abode. Surely the wrongdoers will not prosper.”
6:136 And they dedicate to God a share of the crops and cattle He created, saying, “This belongs to God”—or so they claim—“and this belongs to our partners.” But that which is for their partners does not reach God, and that which is for God does reach their partners. Evil indeed is the judgment they make!
6:137 Likewise have their partners made the slaying of their children seem fair unto many of the idolaters, that they may ruin them and confound them in their religion. Had God willed, they would not have done so. So leave them and that which they fabricate.
6:138 And they say, “These cattle and crops are sacrosanct; none shall eat of them save whom we will”—or so they claim—and [there are] cattle whose backs are forbidden, and cattle over which they do not invoke the Name of God, fabricating against Him. Soon will He recompense them for that which they used to fabricate.
6:139 And they say, “That which is in the bellies of these cattle is reserved for our males, and forbidden to our wives, but if it be stillborn, then all shall have a share therein.” Soon will He recompense them for that which they ascribe. Truly He is Wise, Knowing.
6:140 Lost indeed are those who slay their children foolishly, without knowledge, and make forbidden that which God has provided them, fabricating against God. They indeed have gone astray, and were not rightly guided.
6:141 He it is Who brings into being gardens, trellised and untrellised, and the date palm and crops with diverse produce, olives and pomegranates, like unto one another and yet not alike. Eat of their fruit when they grow, and pay the due thereof on the day of its harvest, but be not prodigal. Truly He loves not the prodigal.
6:142 And [He produces] the cattle, some for burden and some for slaughter. Eat of that which God has provided you, and follow not the footsteps of Satan. Truly he is a manifest enemy unto you.
6:143 Eight pairs: of sheep, two, and of goats, two. Say, “Is it the two males He has forbidden or the two females, or that which the wombs of the two females contain? Tell me with knowledge, if you are truthful.”
6:144 And of camels, two, and of oxen, two. Say, “Is it the two males He has forbidden or the two females, or that which the wombs of the two females contain? Or were you present when God enjoined this upon you?” Who does greater wrong than one who fabricates a lie against God, that he may lead men astray without knowledge? Truly God guides not wrongdoing people.
6:145 Say, “I do not find in that which is revealed unto me anything forbidden to one who would eat thereof, save carrion or blood poured forth, or the flesh of swine—for that is surely defilement—or a sinful offering made to other than God. But whosoever is compelled by necessity, without willfully disobeying or transgressing, truly thy Lord is Forgiving, Merciful.”
6:146 And unto those who are Jews, We forbade every animal with claws; and of oxen and sheep We forbade them the fat thereof, save that upon their backs or their entrails or that which is mingled with bone. Thus did We recompense them for their willful disobedience, and surely We are truthful.
6:147 But if they deny thee, say, “Your Lord is Possessed of vast Mercy, but His Might will not be averted from the guilty people.”
6:148 Those who ascribe partners unto God will say, “Had God willed, we would not have ascribed partners unto God, nor our fathers, nor would we have forbidden anything.” Those who were before them had similarly denied, till they tasted Our Might. Say, “Do you have any knowledge that you can produce for us? You follow naught but conjecture, and you merely surmise.”
6:149 Say, “Unto God belongs the conclusive argument. Had He willed, He could surely have guided you all.”
6:150 Say, “Bring forward your witnesses who can bear witness that God has forbidden this.” Then if they bear witness, do not bear witness with them, and do not follow the caprices of those who deny Our signs, nor those who believe not in the Hereafter and ascribe equals unto their Lord.
6:151 Say, “Come, I will recite that which your Lord has forbidden you: that you ascribe nothing as partner unto Him, and that you be virtuous toward parents, and that you slay not your children for fear of poverty—We will provide for you and for them—and approach not indecencies, whether outward or inward, and slay not the soul that God has made inviolable, save by right. This He has enjoined upon you, that haply you may understand.”
6:152 And approach not the orphan’s property, save in the best manner, till he reaches maturity. And observe fully the measure and the balance with justice. We task no soul beyond its capacity. And when you speak, be just, even if it be [against] a kinsman, and fulfill the pact of God. This He has enjoined upon you, that haply you may remember.
6:153 This indeed is My path made straight; so follow it, and follow not other ways, lest they separate you from His way. This He has enjoined upon you, that haply you may be reverent.
6:154 Then We gave unto Moses the Book, complete for those who would be virtuous, as an exposition of all things, and as a guidance and a mercy, that haply they might believe in the meeting with their Lord.
6:155 And this is a blessed Book that We have sent down; so follow it and be reverent, that haply you may receive mercy.
6:156 Lest you should say, “The Book was only sent down upon two groups before us, and we were indeed heedless of their study.”
6:157 Or lest you should say, “If the Book had been sent down upon us, we would surely have been better guided than they.” Now there has come unto you a clear proof from your Lord, a guidance and a mercy. So who does greater wrong than one who denies the signs of God and turns away from them? Soon shall We recompense those who turn away from Our signs with a terrible punishment for their having turned away.
6:158 Do they await aught but that the angels should come upon them, or that thy Lord should come, or one of the signs of thy Lord should come? On the day that one of the signs of thy Lord does come, believing will be of no avail to any soul that did not believe beforehand and did not earn some goodness in its belief. Say, “Wait! We, too, are waiting.”
6:159 Truly those who have divided their religion and become factions, thou hast nothing to do with them. Their matter rests with God alone; then He will inform them about that which they used to do.
6:160 Whosoever brings a good deed shall have ten times the like thereof; but whosoever brings an evil deed shall be recompensed only with the like thereof, and they shall not be wronged.
6:161 Say, “Truly my Lord has guided me unto a straight path, an upright religion, the creed of Abraham, a ḥanīf, and he was not of the idolaters.”
6:162 Say, “Truly my prayer and my sacrifice, my living and my dying are for God, Lord of the worlds.
6:163 He has no partner. This I am commanded, and I am the first of those who submit.”
6:164 Say, “Shall I seek a lord other than God, while He is lord of all things? No soul does evil, save against itself, and none shall bear the burden of another. Then unto your Lord is your return and He will inform you of that wherein you differed.”
6:165 He it is Who appointed you vicegerents upon the earth and raised some of you by degrees above others, that He may try you in that which He has given you. Truly thy Lord is Swift in retribution, and truly He is Forgiving, Merciful.


   


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