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All the praises and gratitude belong unto Allâh who created the heavens and earth, and brought into being darkness and light. Yet those who lack faith (in Allâh) have set up equals to their Lord.
He is the One Who created you from clay and then He decreed a term. There is another term fixed with Him. Yet you, (who lack faith in Allâh), are deeply skeptical (about the ‘Resurrection’).
He is Allâh, the God, both in the heavens and on the earth. He knows whatever you conceal and whatever you openly profess. And He knows what you earn.
Never came there to them a sign of the signs of their Lord, but they take no heed.
Verily, they refused to acknowledge the Truth when it came to them, but soon they will come to them the tidings of that at which they used to scoff.
Have they not seen how many generations, We utterly destroyed before them? We had established them in the earth as We have not established you, (-the Quraysh Tribe of Mecca-). We sent the heavy clouds over them pouring down abundant rain, and made the rivers flow under them. Then We destroyed them as a consequence of their sins and raised up after them another generation.
Even if We had sent down unto you a writing upon parchment and they had felt it with their hands, those who do lack faith (in Allâh) would have said: “This is not more than an appreciable sorcery ( & devilry).”
They say: "Why has not an ‘Angel’ been sent down unto him?" If We had sent down an ‘Angel’, the matter would have been decided, and then they would have been granted no respite.
Had We made him an ‘Angel’, We should have made him as a man, too. We would have covered them with that in which they cover themselves.
Verily, the ‘Messengers’ have been mocked at before you, (O’ Muhammad), but that which they mocked at encompassed those who used to scoff.
(O’ Muhammad), say: "Travel through the land, then observe how dreadful was the outcome of those who refused to acknowledge the Truth.
(O’ Muhammad), say: “Unto whom belongs all that is in the heavens and on the earth?" Say: “Unto Allâh.” He has taken upon Himself to show clemency. He will certainly assemble you for the ‘Day of Resurrection’. There is no doubt in it. Those who are caught in in self-destruction won't (change their minds to) profess a belief (in the Unity & Oneness of Allâh).
Unto Him belongs whatever exists in the night and in the day, and He is the All-Hearing, the All-Knowing."
(O’ Muhammad), say: "Is it other than Allâh I should choose to be as a guardian, the Creator of the heaven and earth, who feeds and is not fed?” Say: “I have been commanded to be the first of those who submit (themselves entirely to the authority of Allâh),”And be not ,(O’ Muhammad), of the ‘Polytheists’.
Say, “If it happens that I disobey my Lord, I fear (the divine) retribution of a dreadful day.”
On that day, if the retribution is averted, Allâh indeed has shown clemency toward him. And that is the most ultimate success and the supreme one.
If Allâh touches you with affliction, none can remove it except him. And if He touches you with good fortune, (none can preclude it) Thus, Allâh is capable of doing whatever He wills.
He is the Omnipotent over His servants, and He is the All-Wise, the All-Aware.
(O’ Muhammad), say: "What thing is the greatest in testimony?" say: “ Allâh is a Witness between you and me. And this 'Qur’ān' has been revealed unto me so that with it I may warn you, and whomsoever It reaches. What! Do you really bear witness that there are other gods besides Allâh?” Say: “I bear not witness thereto.” Say: “He is the One God, and definitely I am innocent of that which you associate with Him.”
Those unto whom We have given the ‘Scripture’ (Jews & Christians) recognize him (‘Prophet Muhammad’) as they recognize their own sons. But those who are caught in in self-destruction won't (change their minds to) profess to a belief (in the Unity & Oneness of Allâh).
Who is more grossly unfair and morally wrong than the one who invents a lie against Allâh and gives no credence to His ‘Revelations’? Indeed, those who are grossly unfair and morally wrong will never ever achieve a blissful life/or gain eternal salvation.
The day will come when We gather them all together, then We say to those who associated partners (with Allâh) : "Where are your partners whom you used to allege?"
Then they will have no excuse except that they will say: "By Allâh, our Lord, we were not ‘Polytheists’."
See how they lie against themselves, and that which they used to mythologize will fail them.
Among them are (spiritually blind) who listen to you, but We have placed coverings on their hearts, lest they understand It, and deafness in their ears (lest they hear It). Even if they were to see every sign (of Allâh’s power and glory), they would not believe therein, so much so that when they come to you, arguing with you. Those who lack faith (in Allâh) would say: “This is not more than myths of the ancients.”
They forbid others (to follow the ‘Prophet’), and they themselves kept away from him. They sabotage none but their own selves, yet they lack the ability to perceive it.
If you could only see when they are made to stand before the Inferno, they would say: “Oh, would that we might be sent back. Then we would not repudiate the signs of our Lord, in fact, we would be among the monotheistic believers.”
Nay, it has become obvious to them that which they used to conceal before. If they were sent back, they would definitely return to that which they are forbidden. They are indeed liars (& spiritually blind).
They say: "There is no (other life) except this our ‘worldly life’, and we are not going to be raised again."
If you could only see when they are made to stand before their Lord, He would say (unto them): "Is not this second life the truth?" They will say: “Yea, by our Lord.” He will say: “Taste then the chastisement as an outcome of your constant refusal to accept Islamic monotheism..”
Those indeed are the sons of eternal perdition who deny the meeting with Allâh, so much so, that when the ‘Inevitable Hour’ shall come on them unexpectedly, they will say: "Alas for us, we failed to care for it properly!" They will bear the burdens (of their sins) on their backs. Certainly, evil is that which they bear!
This ‘worldly life’ is not more than a play and pastime. Surely the abode of the ‘Hereafter’ is far better for those who act piously. Do you not possess self- awareness that allows you to understand?
We know indeed that which they say grieves you. Surely it is not you that they refuse to believe but it is the ‘Revelations’ of Allâh that the iniquitous aim to refute.
Verily, (many) ‘Messengers’ (of Allâh) have been belied before you, but, in spite of their rejection and persecution, they resorted to patience and constancy until Our help came to them. There is none to change the word of Allâh. There have already come to you some of the tidings of the past ‘Messengers’.
If their turning away is hard on you, then you can seek a passage into the earth or a ladder to heaven and bring them a (miraculous) sign. Had Allâh imposed His will, He could definitely have brought them all together to his divine guidance, so do not be of those who do lack knowledge (of Allâh).
Only those who (attentively) listen can acknowledge (all the Truth). As for the dead, Allâh will raise them to life. Eventually they are all bound to return unto Him.
They say: “Why has not a (miraculous) sign been sent down to him from his Lord?" Say: "Allâh is certainly capable of sending down a (miraculous) sign, but most of them do lack knowledge (of Allâh’s power & glory).
There is not an animal that crawls on the earth, nor a bird that flies on its two wings, but they are communities like your own selves. We have left out nothing in the ‘Book’. Eventually they are all bound to return unto their Lord.
Those who give no credence to Our ‘Revelations’ are deaf and dumb, living in (utter) darkness. Whom Allâh wills, He lets him go astray; and whom He wills, He places him on the right path.
(O’ ‘Muhammad’), say: “What if the chastisement of Allâh comes or there comes upon you the ‘Inevitable Hour’, will you cry unto any other than Allâh, if you are truthful?”
Nay, It is Him alone you call upon, and He may, if he wills, remove (the stress) which caused you to call upon Him; and you will forget then whatever partners you used to associate with Him."
Verily We sent Ours ‘Messengers’ to people before you, then We afflicted them with adversity and hardship so that they might humble themselves.
Why, then, when Our (divine) retribution came upon them, did they not humble themselves? But their hearts were hardened, and ‘Satan’ made their evil deeds seem fair to them.
When they forgot that with which they had been admonished, We opened to them the gates of all things, until, in the midst of their enjoyment in that which they were given, We seized them unexpectedly, and lo! They were greatly surprised.
So the last remnant of the people who were grossly unfair and morally wrong was cut off; and all the praises and gratitude belong to Allâh, the Lord of all the worlds.
Say, "What do you think, if Allâh intends to take away your hearing and your sight, and sets a seal upon your hearts, who is the god, other than Allâh, that is capable of restoring them to you? See how We expound (our) signs (of power & glory) in various ways, yet they take no heed.”.
Say, "What do you think, if the chastisement of Allâh comes upon you unexpectedly, or openly, will any be destroyed except ones who live in sin.
We sent not the ‘Messengers’ but as heralds and warners. So whosoever adheres firmly to Islamic monotheism and mends his ways, they will have no fear upon them, nor will they ever grieve.
But those who give no credence to Our ‘Revelations’, the (divine) retribution will touch them, for they refrain not from (sin) and disobedience.
(O’ Muhammad), say: " I never tell you that I possess the treasures of Allâh, or that I know the (secrets of) unseen , nor do I tell you that I am an ‘Angel’. I only follow what is revealed unto me." And say: "Can the (spiritually) blind be held equal to the enlightened one?" Will you not, then, cerebrate?"
Warn therewith (the 'Qur’ān') those who fear that they will be gathered unto their Lord, that they have, apart from Him, no guardian nor intercessor, so that they may act piously/or that they may guard themselves against falling into temptation or sin).
Lest you become one of who are grossly unfair and morally wrong, do not drive those who cry unto their Lord, morning and evening, seeking (only) His pleasure, nothing of their account falls upon you , and nothing of their account falls upon them, that should make you to drive them away.
This is how We tried some of them by others, that they may say: "Is it these whom Allâh has favored from among us?" Does not Allâh know best those who are grateful?
And when those who believe in Our ‘Revelations’ come to you and say: ”Peace be to you”! Your Lord has taken it upon Himself to show clemency- so that if anyone of you commits a sin out of ignorance, then repents, and mends his way, he will know then that Allâh is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.”
This is how We distinctly explain Our ‘Revelations’: that the path of those who are ungodly sinners may become apparent.
Say (to the ‘Polytheist’), “I am forbidden to worship those - others than Allâh - whom you you call upon.” Say, “I have no intention of taking in your self-deceived beliefs for the epistemic: If it happens that I do, then I will go astray. And I will not be of those who attain spiritual insight.”
(O’ Muhammad), Say: “I stand upon a cognizable sign from my Lord, and you have already denied Him. Not within my power is that which you desire to be hastened. Judgment belongs unto Allâh alone. He relates the Truth, and He is (indeed) the Perfect Judge.”
(O’ Muhammad), say: “If that which you desire to be hastened were in my power, certainly the matter would have been decided between you and me. Allâh knows best the ones who live in sin.”
With Him are the keys of the unseen; none knows them but He. He knows whatsoever is in the land or in the sea. Not a (single) leaf falls, but He knows it. Not a one grain in the deep darkness of the earth, not a thing, wet or dry, but it is recorded in a ‘Comprehensive Book’.
It is He who takes your soul by night; and He knows what you work by day. Then He raises you up again therein, that the appointed term may be fulfilled. Lo! You are (destined) to return unto Him, and then He will inform you of what you have been doing.
He is the Omnipotent over His servants. And He sends over you guardians (‘Angels’), until, when death approaches one of you, Our ‘Messengers’, (the ‘Angels’ of death) take his soul, and they never fail in their duty.
Then they are returned unto Allâh, unto their True Lord. Surely, Judgment belongs unto Him. He is the Swiftest in taking account.
Say, “Who delivers you from the risks of the land and of the sea? You call upon Him humbly and secretly (saying), 'If it happens that He delivers us from this, we will definitely be of the thankful.'"
Say: “It is Allâh who delivers you from it and from every distress. And yet you still attribute partners unto Him."
Say, “It is he who has the power to send upon you a chastisement from above you or from beneath your feet, or to confound you by splitting you into sects, and to make some of you taste the violence of one another. See how We distinctly explain Our ‘Revelations’ in various ways, so that they may understand ( & distinguish truth and falsehood, and that they may prefer truth).
But your people, (O’ Muhammad), have refused to give credence to the 'Qur’ān'', though it is the Truth (from your Lord). Say: “I am not a guardian over you.”
For every ‘Prophecy’ has a term appointed for its fulfillment; and soon will you come to know.
When you see those who engage in vain discourse about Our (Holy) ‘Verses’, then turn away from them, until they engage in a discourse other than that. If it happens that ‘Satan’ caused you to forget, then do not sit, after recollection, with these iniquitous people.
Those who act piously are not held accountable for the (evil deeds of the scoffers) at all. But it is incumbent on them to admonish them so that they may act piously/ or that they may show honor and reverence for Allâh.
And forsake those who take their religion for play and pastime, and whom the ‘worldly life’ has deluded. But remind with the ‘Qur’ān’, lest a ‘Human Self’ be given up to destruction for what it has earned, for there will neither be any protecting friend nor intercessor, other than Allâh, and even though it may offer any ransom, it shall not be taken from it. Such are they who are given to destruction for what they have earned. They shall have a drink of scalding water and an extremely painful doom as an outcome of their constant refusal to accept Islamic monotheism.
Say: “Shall we call upon others, besides Allâh, that which can neither profit us nor harm us? And shall we turn back on our heels after Allâh has guided us? (We would then be) like one whom the devils entice away, leaving him blindly bewildered in the land, and who has companions providing a means for him to receive spiritual insight, saying to (him), “Come to us.” Say, “Indeed, the divine guidance of Allâh is the only guidance. And we have been commanded to submit (ourselves completely to the authority of) the Lord of all the worlds,
To establish regular Prayer and to act piously towards Him/or show honor and reverence for Him " And it is He unto Whom you are (destined) to be gathered.
And it is He Who created the heavens and earth in truth. When He says: "Be," consequently, there it is. His word is the (ultimate) truth, and His is the (absolute) sovereignty on the day when the trumpet will be blown. He is the Knowing of the unseen and the visible. He is the All- Wise, the All-Aware.
(Mention) when ‘Abraham’ said unto his father, ‘Azar’: “Do you take idols for gods? Indeed, I see you and your people in utter deception."
This is how We showed ‘Abraham’ the supremacy of the heavens and earth so that he might be of those who have a definite faith (in Allâh).
When the night darkened upon him, he saw a star. He said: “This is my Lord.” But when it set, he said: “I do not like those that set.”
Then, when he beheld when the moon appearing in all its splendour, he said: “This is my Lord.” But when it set, he said: “If it happens that my Lord would not guides me (into all the truth), I would definitely be of those who go astray.”
Then, when he beheld the sun shining in all its splendor, he said: "This is my lord. This is greater." But when it also set, he said: “O’ my people, surely I am free from all that which you associate with Allâh."
Indeed, I have turned my face towards the One who created the heavens and earth, as a true monotheist (wholly devoted to Allâh). And I am not of those who believe in a plurality of gods."
His people argued with him. He said: "Do you argue with me concerning Allâh when He has guided (me into all the truth)? I fear not in any way those which you associate with Him in worship. (No harm will touch me) except when my Lord wills something. My Lord comprehends all things in His knowledge. Will you not then be admonished?
How should I fear that which you associate in worship with Allâh when you do not fear to associate in worship with Allâh things for which He has not sent down on you any authority? Which, then, of the two parties has more right to safety, if you have sufficient knowledge?
Those who adhere firmly to Islamic monotheism, and mix not their belief with iniquity, such will achieve genuine security; and they are rightly guided.
That was Our argument which We gave to ‘Abraham’ against his people. We exalt in decrees of rank whomsoever We will. Indeed, your Lord is All-Wise, All-Knowing.
We bestowed upon him ‘Isaac’ and ‘Jacob’; each guided (into all the truth), and ‘Noah’ We guided aforetime, and of his progeny, ‘David’ , ‘Solomon’, ‘Job’ , ‘Joseph’ , ‘Moses’ and ‘Aaron’. This is how We reward those who attain perfection in Righteousness /or in Faith.
We guided (into all the truth) ‘Zachariah’ , ‘John’ , ‘Jesus’ and ‘Elias’. Each one of them was of the righteous.
(We also guided into all the truth) ‘Ishmael’ , ‘Elisha’ , ‘Jonah’ and ‘Lot’. Each one of them We preferred above all beings.
We preferred some of their fathers, their children and their brethren. We elected and guided them to a straight path.
That is the divine guidance of Allâh. He guides thereby those of His servants whom He wills. However, if they had joined in worship others with Allâh, then surely all that which they used to do would have been of no avail to them.
They are those whom We gave the ‘Scripture’, the authority of moral judgments and Prophethood. But if they gave no credence to these favors, (this would not be a problem), for We have now entrusted them to a people who give credence to them.
These are the ones whom Allâh guides (into all the truth), so follow their guidance. Say, "I ask of you no reward for (my efforts to guide you). This ('Qur’ān') is only a ‘Reminder’ to all the worlds of mankind and jinn."
They show not honor and reverence for Allâh in accordance with what is required when they say: “Allâh has not revealed anything to any human being.” (O’ Muhammad), say unto them: "Who then revealed the ‘Scripture’ which ‘Moses’ brought, a light and a source of spiritual insight for the people? You put it into parchments, some of which you show, while you hide much thereof, and you have been taught (by it) that which neither you nor your fathers knew.” Say: "Allâh (sent it down)." Then leave them to amuse themselves with idle talk.
This ('Qur’ān'') is a ‘Blessed Book’ which We have sent down confirming that which preceded it, so that you may forewarn the mother of towns (i.e. Mecca) and those around it. Those who believe in (existence of) the ‘Hereafter’ give credence to It, ('Qur’ān'), and strictly observe their prayers.
Who is more grossly unfair than the one who invents a lie against Allâh, or says, “It has been revealed unto me,” while nothing has been revealed unto him, and who claims: "I will produce the like of what Allâh has revealed?" If you could only see the iniquitous when they will be in the agonies of death, and the ‘Angels’ will stretch forth their hands and say: "Yield up your souls! This day you will be awarded with the chastisement of degradation because of what you used to utter against Allâh, other than the truth, and because you turned away from His ‘Revelations’ in a very repulsive manner.”
Now assuredly you have come to Us one by one, as We created you at first time and you have left what We bestowed upon you (in the ‘worldly life’) behind your backs .And We do not see with you your intercessors about whom you alleged that they were associates of Allâh in your affairs. Indeed, the bond between you and them has now been severed, and that which you used to allege has failed you.
Indeed, it is Allâh who causes the seed-grain and the date-stones to sprout. He brings forth the living from the dead. And it is He Who brings forth the dead from the living. So how they are deceived into going away from the established course?
He is the Cleaver of the daybreak. He made the night for rest and the sun and the moon for the reckoning of time. That is the measuring of the All-Mighty, the All-Knowing.
He is the One who made the stars for you so that you may be able to follow the right direction with their help amid the darkness of the land and sea. Verily We have distinctly explained the ‘Revelations’ for a people who have (spiritual gift of) knowledge.
He is the One who has produced you from a single ‘Human Self’ ( i.e ‘Adam’) and gave you a temporary resort and a permanent abode. Verily, We have distinctly explained the ‘Revelations’ for a people who understand ( & distinguish truth and falsehood, and they prefer truth).
He is the One who sends down water from the sky. We bring forth therewith every kind of growth; then We bring forth with that green foliage where from We bring forth thick clustered grain. From the date-palm, out of its sheaths, come forth bunches of dates hanging low and near. We produce therewith gardens of grapes, olives and pomegranates, each similar in kind yet different (in types and taste). Look at the fruit thereof when it bears fruit, and the ripening thereof. Certainly, in this are Signs (of Allâh’s power & glory) for a people who profess a belief (in the Unity & Oneness of Allâh).
And yet, some people regarded the jinn as partners with Allâh, although He created them; and they falsely ascribe to Him sons and daughters without any knowledge. All praises and glory be to Him, and highly exalted is He above that which they attribute to Him.
He is the (Brilliant) Originator of the heaven and earth. How can He have a son when He has no consort; and when He has created all things and has knowledge of everything?
Such is Allâh (Almighty), your Lord. There is no god but He, the creator of all things. Thus, worship (& venerate) Him (Alone). He is the Guardian over all things.
No vision can perceive Him, but He perceives all vision. He is the All-Subtle, the All-Aware.
Verily, the full knowledge of the Truth has come to you from your Lord. So Whoever sees does so for his own good, and whoever chooses to be (spiritually blind) does so to his own loss. And (O' Muhammad, say unto them ), “I am not a guardian over you.”
This is how We distinctly explain the ‘Revelations’ in various ways so that the ‘Polytheists’ may say, "You have learned it (from somebody else)"; and that We may make it evident to a people who have spiritual gift of knowledge.
Follow that which has been revealed unto you from your Lord. There is no god but He. And turn away from the ‘Polytheists’.
Had Allâh willed, they would not have set up gods with Him. We have not appointed you a watcher over them, neither are you their guardian.
And do not revile those who invoke other than Allâh, lest (if you do so) they wrongfully revile Allâh through ignorance. Thus, to every people have We made their deed seem fair. Eventually, they are (destined) to return unto their Lord. He will inform them of what they used to do.
They swear by Allâh with their most solemn oaths that if it happens that a (miraculous) sign is shown to them, they will definitely profess a belief (in the Unity & Oneness of Allâh). Say, “Surely, All signs are only in the power of Allâh.." ( O’ you adhere firmly to Islamic monotheism), are you not aware that even if a (miraculous) sign were shown to them, they still would not profess a belief (in the Unity & Oneness of Allâh).
We shall confound their hearts and eyes, for they believe not therein the first time. And We shall leave them blindly wandering in their transgression.
Even if We had sent down to them ‘Angels’, made the dead to speak unto them and gathered together before them all things in one view, they would not have come to believe, unless Allâh had willed it, but, in fact, most of them ignore (the truth)..
Thus, have We appointed to every ‘Prophet’ an enemy, devils from among men and jinn, inspiring each other with embellished discourses by way of deception. However, if your Lord had willed, they would not have done it. Thus, leave them, and that which they mythologize.
To such (deceit), let the hearts of those who refuse to acknowledge the existence of the ‘Hereafter’ be inclined, let them take pleasure in it, and let them gain what they are gaining.
(O’ Muhammad say unto them): “Shall I then seek a judge, other than Allâh, to judge between us? He is the One who has sent down unto you the ‘Book’, well-distinguished. Those to whom We gave the ‘Scripture’ (Jews & Christians) know that it is sent down from your Lord with truth. Therefore, do not be of those who harbour doubts.
The word of your Lord is perfectly fulfilled in truth and in justice. There is none who can alter His Word. He is the All-Hearer, the All-Knowing.
If it happens that you obey the most part of those on earth, they will surely lead you away from the path of Allâh. They follow nothing but speculation, and speak nothing but lies.
Indeed, your Lord is the One who knows best who goes astray from his path. And He knows perfectly well those who attain spiritual insight.
Eat of that whereon the name of Allâh has been commemorated if you believe in His ‘Revelations’:
What stops you from eating of that (flesh) on which the name of Allâh has been commemorated (at the time of slaughtering the animal), since He has clearly declared to you what He had forbidden you, except under compulsion of necessity? Surely many lead (people) astray by their self-deceived beliefs through ignorance. Indeed, your Lord is He Who knows best those who transgress.
Shun both the outside of iniquity, and the inside thereof. Surely those who earn iniquity will be rewarded for what they have earned.
And do not Eat of that (flesh) on which the name of Allâh has not been mentioned (at the time of slaughtering the animal), and that is assuredly is grave disobedience. Indeed, the devils entice their confidants to argue with you. If it happens that you were tempted to obey them , then you will certainly be of the ‘Polytheists’.
Is he who was dead, then We gave him life and set for him light, whereby he may walk among men, be as he whose similitude is sunk in the depths of darkness, from whence he cannot come forth? This is how the evil deeds of those who do lack Faith ( in Allâh) have been made appealing to them.
Thus have we placed in every town ringleaders of its ungodly sinners to be involved in plots and intrigues therein. But they only plot against their own selves and they lack the ability to perceive it.
When a (miraculous) sign comes to them, they say: “We shall not profess a belief (in the Unity & Oneness of Allâh) til we receive the like of that which the ‘Messengers’ of Allâh had received." Allâh knows best whom He will appoint for His (Blessed) ‘Messenger’. Humiliation from Allâh and extremely severe punishment will befall on those who keep on falling into sin for what they used to plot.
Whomsoever Allâh desires to guide (into all the truth), He expands his breast to (embrace) Islam. But whomsoever He desires to lead astray, He makes his breast tight and constricted, as though he would mount up into the sky. Thus, Allâh lets abomination befall upon those are not inclined to believe ( in Allâh).
Such is the path of your Lord, a straight path. We have distinctly explained the ;Revelations’ for people who ( are ready) to receive admonition.
They will have the abode of peace, (‘Al-Jannah’ -), with their Lord, and He will be their guardian because of what they used to do.
They day will come when He gathers them all together (and says): " O’ company of jinn , you have (misled) many of mankind." Their friends from among the mankind will say, “O’ our Lord , we enjoyed one another, but now we have arrived at the appointed term which You have appointed us." Allâh will say, “Inferno will be your habitation, therein will you abide; unless Allâh intends to alleviate your suffering. Indeed your Lord is All-Wise, All-Knowing."
Thus, We make the iniquitous friends of each other for what they used to earn.
O’ Company of jinn and mankind, did not (Our) ‘Messengers’ from among your selves come to you, reciting to you My (Holy) ‘Verses’ and warning you of the meeting of this day of yours? They will say, "We bear witness against our selves." It was the ‘worldly life’ that deceived them. They will bear witness against their own selves that they refused to accept Allâh ( into their life).
This is because the Lord would not destroy the cities for their iniquity, so long their inhabitants are still indulge in ignorance.
All will have degrees according to what they have done. Your Lord is not oblivious to what they do.
Your Lord is the Self-sufficient One, the Lord of Clemency. If He so wills, He may put an end to your existence and thereafter cause whom He wills to succeed you , in like manner as He produced you from the seed of other people.
Lo! What you are promised will definitely come to pass , and you have no power at all to frustrate it.
(O’ Muhammad, say): "O’ my people, act according to your strength. Verily, I will act according to my duty. In the ‘Hereafter’, you will come to know the one whose fate will be the ultimate abode of ecstasy. And those who are grossly unfair and morally wrong will never ever achieve a blissful life/ or gain eternal salvation.”
And out of what Allah has produced of crops and cattle, the ‘Polytheists’ assign a share to Allâh, saying: "This is for Allâh," according to their allegation. "And this is for our associate-gods." However that which is for their associate-gods reaches not Allâh, and that which is for Allâh reaches their associate-gods. Evil is that which they judge.
Thus, have (their associate-gods) made fair-seeming the killing of their children in the eyes of many ‘Polytheists’, that they may destroy them and make their faith obscure for them. Had Allâh willed, they would not have done so. Thus, leave them, and that which they mythologize.
They also say: “Such cattle and crops are forbidden. No one will eat thereof except those whom we allow”according to their allegation. There are cattle whose backs are forbidden ( to be ridden on or loaded with burdens), and cattle on which they do not pronounce the name of Allâh (when they slay them). (All that is) a lie against Him. Consequently, He will chastise them for what they were forging.
They say, "What is in the bellies of these cattle is reserved exclusively for our males, and forbidden to our wives. But if it is born dead, then they are both partakers thereof.” He will chastise them for their (false) attributing. Indeed , He is All-Wise, All-Knowing.
Verily, they are sons of eternal perdition who kill their own children fatuously, without knowledge; and forbid that which Allâh has provided for them, inventing a lie against Allâh. They indeed have gone astray, and were not rightly guided.
He is the One who produces gardens , trellised and untrellised , palm-trees, corn affording various food, olives , and pomegranates , alike and unlike to one another. Eat of its fruit when it bears fruit , and pay the due thereof on the day of its reaping . But do not act extravagantly. indeed, Allâh demonstrates not his own love for the prodigals.
Of cattle are there some for carrying burdens and some for making carpets. Eat of what Allâh has bestowed upon you, and follow not the footsteps of ‘Satan’. Verily, he is an open foe to you.
Four kinds of cattle in pairs has Allâh given you; of sheep one pair, and of goats one pair. Say (unto them): “Has Allâh forbidden the two males, of sheep and of goats, or the two females; or that which the wombs of the two females enclose? Inform me with knowledge, if you speak the truth.
Then a pair of camels and a pair of oxen. Say: “"Has He forbidden the two males or the two females; or that which the wombs of the two females enclose? Were you present when Allâh commanded you this? Then who is more grossly unfair than the one who invents a lie against Allâh to lead men astray without knowledge? Indeed, Allâh will not let His divine guidance reach the iniquitous,”
(O’ Muhammad) say: "I find not in that which has been revealed unto me, anything forbidden to eat, if one desires to eat thereof ; unless it be a dead (animal), running blood, and the flesh of swine for that certainly is filthy or profane , being slain in the name of other than Allâh. But, whosoever is forced, not willfully or transgressing, (must know that) your Lord is absolutely Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful."
To those who are ‘Jews’, We forbade every beast having claws , and of bullocks and sheep, We forbade them the fat of both except that which their backs carry, or their entrails, or what is intermixed with the bone. This was a punishment We gave them, because of their iniquity. And We are absolutely truthful.
If it happens that they (‘Jews’) deny you, then say (unto them), “Your Lord is Possessor of the spacious clemency, but His stringency will not be averted from those who are ungodly sinners.
Those who are ‘Polytheists’ will say, "If Allâh had willed, we would not have been ‘Polytheists’ , neither our fathers , nor would we have forbidden aught. Thus, did they who were before them. they refused to acknowledge the Truth, until they tasted our punishment. Say, "Do you have any knowledge that you can produce it to us?" Surely you follow nothing but speculations and you do nothing but telling lies."
Say, “Unto Allâh belongs the decisive argument. Had He so willed , He would definitely have guided you all.”
Say: "Bring forward your witnesses, who can bear testimony that Allâh has forbidden this”. If it happens that they bear testimony of this , do not bear testimony with them, and do not take in the self-deceived beliefs of those who give no credence to Our “Revelations” and believe not in (the existence of) ‘Hereafter’ for the epistemic. Lo! They hold others as equal (in worship) with their Lord."
Say: "Come, let me recite to you what Allâh has (really) forbidden to you: Associate naught with Him, be kind and dutiful to your parents, do not kill your children for fear of poverty- We will provide for you and for them- do not come near to indecencies, openly or secretly, and do not kill anyone whom Allâh has forbidden, except in the course of justice. This has He enjoined you, so that you may attain self-awareness (that allows you to understand).
Do not come near to the property of the orphan except to improve it, until he attains his maturity. And give full measure and weight in justice. We do not task any ‘Human Self’ beyond its scope. When you pronounce judgment, observe justice, even if the matter is related to a near relative, and fulfill the covenant of Allâh. This has He enjoined you, that you may be admonished.
Verily, this is My right path. Therefore follow it, not others ways , lest you be separated from His Path. This has He enjoined you, that you may act piously / or that you may guard yourselves against falling into temptation or sin).
Then We gave ‘Moses’ the ‘Book’, completing (Our favour) to those who pursue righteousness, and distinguishing every thing - and a source of religious insight and a mercy, that they may come to believe in the meeting with their Lord.
This is a ‘Blessed Book’, (the ‘Qur’ān’), which We have sent down. Therefore, follow It and act piously, that you may be delivered from all the consequences of your sins.
(We have sent it down) lest you should say, "The ‘Scripture’ was revealed only unto two groups before us , and we had no knowledge of their teachings."
Or lest you should say: "If only the ‘Book’ had been sent down unto us, we would definitely have better guided than them.” So indeed there has come to you the full knowledge of the Truth, ( the ‘Qur’ān’), from your Lord, as a guide (into all the truth) and (divine) clemency (to deliver you from all the consequences of your sins). Therefore, who is more grossly unfair than the one who refuses to give credence to Our ‘Revelations’, and turns aside from them? Consequently, We will chastise those who turn aside from Our ‘Revelations’ with an extremely severe torment, because they have turned aside.
What! Do they wait for any other than that the ‘Angels’ should come to them, or that your Lord should come, or that some of the (miraculous) signs of your Lord should come to pass? On the day whereon some of the (miraculous) signs of your Lord shall come to pass, its faith will not profit a ‘Human Self’ which had no faith before, nor earned good through its faith. Say, "Keep on waiting; we too are waiting.”
As for those who divided their religion and became sects, you have nothing to do with them. Their matter is only with Allâh Who then will inform them of what they used to do.
Whosoever brings a single righteous good deed will receive a tenfold remuneration for the same; but he whosoever brings a single evil deed will receive only an equal chastisement for the same. And hey will not be wronged.
Say: “Indeed, my Lord has guided me to a straight path, (the upright faith), the creed of ‘Abraham’, who was a monotheist , not belonging to the Polytheists.”
Say: “Indeed, my Prayers and my scarifies, my living and my death are completely for serving the cause of of Allâh, the Lord of all the worlds.
He has no partner. This have I been commanded to be the first of those who submit (themselves completely to the authority of Allâh).
Say: “Shall I seek a lord other than Allâh, while He is the Lord of all things? No ‘Human Self’ earns anything except to its own account, and no bearer of burdens shall bear the burden of another. Eventually, you are all (destined) to return unto Him, and then He will inform you of that which you used to differ."
He is the One who has made you successors in the land and exalted some of you in rank above others, so that He might try you by means of what He has bestowed upon you. Absolutely your Lord is extremely swift in retribution; and surely He is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.
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