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a Book that was caused to descend to thee. So let there be no impediment in thy breast about it so that thou wilt warn with it and as a reminder to the ones who believe.
Follow what was caused to descend to you from your Lord and follow not protectors other than He. Little you recollect!
And how many towns We caused to perish! And Our might drew near them at night or when they were ones who sleep at noon!
Then, there had been no calling out when Our might drew near to them, but that they said: Truly, we had been ones who are unjust.
Then, We will, certainly, ask those to whom were sent Messengers to them and We will, certainly, ask the ones who are sent.
Then, We will relate to them with knowledge for We had never been of ones who are absent.
The weighing of deeds on that Day will be
The Truth. So ones whose balance was heavy from good deeds, then, those, they are the ones who prosper.
And ones whose balance was made light from bad deeds those are those who have lost their souls because they had been doing wrong with Our signs.
And, certainly, We established you firmly on the earth and We made for you in it a livelihood. But little you give thanks!
And, certainly, We created you. Again, We formed you. Again, We said to the angels: Prostrate yourselves before Adam! Then, they prostrated themselves, but Iblis. He would not be of the ones who prostrate themselves.
He said: What prevented thee from prostrating thyself when I commanded thee? Satan said: I am better than he. Thou hadst created me of fire and Thou hadst created him of clay.
He said: So get thee down from this! It will not be for thee to increase in pride in it. Then, thou go forth. Truly, thou art of the ones who are disgraced.
Satan said: Give me respite until the Day they are raised up.
He said: Truly, thou art
among the ones who are given respite.
said: Because Thou hadst led me into error, certainly, I will sit in ambush for them on Thy path, one that is straight.
Again, I will approach them from between the front of them and from behind them and from their right and from their left. And Thou wilt not find many of them ones who are thankful.
He said: Go thou forth from this—one who is scorned, one who is rejected. Whoever heeded thee among them, I will, certainly, fill hell with you, one and all.
And: O Adam! Inhabit thou and thy spouse the Garden and both eat from where you both willed, but neither
of you come near this tree or you both will be of the ones who are unjust.
And Satan whispered evil to them both to show them both what was kept secret from them both—their intimate parts. And he said: The Lord of both of you prohibited you both from this tree so that neither of you be angels nor be ones who will dwell forever.
And he swore an oath to them both that I am the one who gives advice to both of you.
Then, he led both of them on to delusion. Then, when they both experienced of the tree, the intimate parts of both showed to both themselves and both of them took to doing stitching together over both from the leaves of the Garden. And the Lord of both of them proclaimed to them: Prohibited I not both of you from that tree? And said I not to both of you: Truly, Satan is a clear enemy of you both.
They both said: Our Lord! We did wrong to ourselves. And if Thou wilt not forgive us and have mercy on us, we will, certainly, be among the ones who are losers.
He said: Get you down, some of you an enemy to some other. And for you on the earth an appointed time and enjoyment for awhile.
He said: You will live in it and you will die in it and from it you will be brought out.
O Children of Adam! Surely, We caused to descend to you garments to cover up your intimate parts and finery, but the garment of God-consciousness, that is
better. That is
of the signs of God so that perhaps they will recollect!
O Children of Adam! Let not Satan tempt you as he drove your parents out of the Garden, tearing off their garments from both of them to cause them to see their intimate parts. Truly, he and his type sees you whereas you see them not. Truly, We made he and the satans protectors of those who believe not.
And when they committed an indecency, they said: We found our fathers on it and God commanded us in it. Say: Truly, God commands not depravities. Say you about God what you know not?
Say: My Lord commanded me to equity. And set your faces at every place of prostration and call to Him ones who are sincere and devoted in the way of life to Him. As He began you, you will revert to Him.
He guided a group of people and a group of people realized their fallacy. Truly, they took satans to themselves as protectors instead of God and they assume that they are
ones who are truly guided.
O Children of Adam! Take your adornment at every place of prostration. And eat and drink, but exceed not all bounds. Truly, He loves not the ones who are excessive.
Say: Who forbade the adornment of God that He brought out for His servants. And what is the good of His provision? Say: They are
for those who believed in this present life and, exclusively, on the Day of Resurrection. Thus, We explain distinctly the signs for a folk who know.
Say: My Lord forbade not but indecencies—what was manifest or what was inward—and sins and unrightful insolence, to ascribe partners with God when He sends not down for it any authority and that you say about God what you know not.
And for every community there is
a term. And when their term drew near, they will not delay it by an hour, nor press it forward.
O Children of Adam! If Messengers from among you approach relating My signs to you, then, whoever was Godfearing and made things right, then, there will be
neither fear in them nor will
they feel remorse.
But those who denied Our signs and grew arrogant against them, those are
the Companions of the Fire; they are
ones who will dwell in it forever.
Then, who does greater wrong than he who devised a lie against God or denied His signs? Those, they will attain their share from the Book. Until Our Messengers drew near to gather them to themselves, they will say: Where are who you had been calling on other than God? They will say: They went astray from us. And they bore witness against themselves that, truly, they had been ones who are ungrateful.
He will say: Enter among the communities that passed away before you of jinn and humankind into the fire. Every time a community entered, it would curse its sister community
until when they will come successively in it altogether. The last of them would say to the first of them: Our Lord! These caused us to go astray so give them a double punishment of the fire. He will say: For everyone it is
double except you know not.
And the first of them would say to the last of them: You have had no superiority over us so experience the punishment for what you had been earning.
Truly, those who denied Our signs and grew arrogant among them, the doors of heaven will not be opened up to them nor will they enter the Garden until a he-camel penetrates through the eye of the needle. And, thus, We give recompense to the ones who sin.
For them hell will be
their cradling and above them, the overwhelming event. Thus, We give recompense to the ones who are unjust.
But for those who believed and did as the ones in accord with morality, We place no burden on any soul beyond its capacity. Those will be
the Companions of the Garden. They are
ones who will dwell in it forever.
And We will draw out what was
in their breasts of grudges. And rivers will run beneath them. And they will say: The Praise belongs
to God Who truly guided us to this! And we would not have been guided if God guided us not. Certainly, the Messengers of our Lord drew near us with The Truth. And it was proclaimed to them that this, the Garden, was given to you as inheritance for what you had been doing.
And the Companions of the Garden would cry out to the Companions of the Fire: Surely, we found what our Lord promised us to be true. Found you not what your Lord promised to be true? They would say: Yes. Then, it will be announced by one who announces among them: May the curse of God be on the ones who are unjust,
those who bar the way of God and who desire it to be crooked. And in the world to come they will be
ones who are ungrateful.
And between them both is a partition. And on the Elevated Places will be
men who recognize everyone by their mark. And they will cry out to the Companions of the Garden that: Peace be on you. They enter it not and they are desirous of it.
And when their sight would be turned away of its own accord to the Companions of the Fire, they will say: Our Lord assign Thou us not with the folk, ones who are unjust!
The Companions of the Elevated Places would cry out to men whom they would recognize by their mark. They would say: Your amassing availed you not, nor that you had been growing arrogant.
Are these, those about
whom you swore an oath that God would never impart mercy? Enter the Garden. There will be
neither fear in you nor will
you feel remorse.
And the Companions of the Fire would cry out to the Companions of the Garden: Pour some water on us, or some of what God provided you. They would say: Truly, God forbade them both to the ones who are ungrateful,
those who took their way of life to themselves as a diversion and as a pastime. This present life deluded them. So today We will forget them as they forgot the meeting of this their Day and because they had been negating Our signs.
And, surely, We brought about a Book to them in which We explained distinctly, with knowledge, a guidance and a mercy for a folk who believe.
Did they look on for nothing but its interpretation? The Day its interpretation approaches, those who forgot it before will say: Surely, Messengers of our Lord drew near us with The Truth. Have we any intercessors who will intercede for us? Or will we be returned so we do other than what we had been doing before? Surely, they lost themselves. Went astray from them what they had been devising.
Truly, your Lord is God, He Who created the heavens and the earth in six days. Again, He turned His attention to the Throne. He covers the nighttime with the daytime that seeks it out urgently. And the sun and the moon and the stars are
ones caused to be subservient to His command. Truly, His is
not but the creation and the command. Blessed be God, Lord of the worlds.
Call to your Lord humbly and inwardly. Truly, He loves not the ones who exceed the limits.
Make not corruption in the earth after things were made right and call to Him with fear and hope. Truly, the mercy of God is Near to the ones who are doers of good.
And it is
He Who sends the winds, ones that are bearers of good news before His mercy until when they were charged with heavy clouds. We will drive it to a dead land. Then, We caused water to descend from the cloud
and with it We bring out by water
all kinds of fruits. Thus, We bring out the dead so that perhaps you will recollect.
As for the good land, its plants go forth with permission of its Lord. While, as for what was bad, it goes forth not but scantily. Thus, We diversify the signs for a folk who give thanks.
Surely, We sent Noah to his folk. And he said: O my folk! Worship God! You have
no god other than He. Truly, I fear for you the punishment of a tremendous Day.
The Council of his folk said: Truly, we see thee clearly wandering astray.
He said: O my folk! There is
no fallacy in me. I am only a Messenger from the Lord of the worlds.
I state the messages of my Lord to you and advise you and I know from God what you know not.
Or marveled you that there drew near you a remembrance from your Lord through a man among you that he warn you and that you be Godfearing so that perhaps you will find mercy?
Then, they denied him. Then, We rescued him and those who were
with him on the boat and We drowned those who denied Our signs. Truly, they, they had been a folk in the dark.
And to Ad, God sent
their brother Hud. He said: O my folk! Worship God. You have
no god but He. Will you not, then, be Godfearing?
The Council of those who were ungrateful said among his folk: Truly, we see foolishness in thee. And, truly, we think that thou art among the ones who lie.
He said: O my folk! There is no foolishness in me. I am only a Messenger from the Lord of the worlds.
I state the messages of my Lord to you and I am one who gives advice to you, trustworthy.
Or marveled you that there drew near you a remembrance from your Lord through a man from among you that he may warn you? And remember when He made you viceregents after the folk of Noah and increased you greatly in constitution? Then, remember the benefits of God so that perhaps you will prosper.
They said: Hast thou brought about to us that we should worship God alone and forsake what our fathers had been worshipping? So approach us with what thou hast promised us if thou hadst been among the ones who are sincere.
He said: Surely, fell on you disgrace and anger from your Lord. Dispute you with me over names which you named, you and your fathers, for which God sent not down any authority? Then, wait awhile. Truly, I will be with you among the ones who are waiting awhile.
Then, We rescued him and those with him by a mercy from Us. And We severed the last remnant of those who denied Our signs. And they had not been ones who believe.
And to Thamud God sent
their brother Salih. He said: O my folk! Worship God! You have no god but He. Surely, drew near you clear portents from your Lord. This is
the she-camel of God as a sign so allow her to eat on the earth of God and afflict her not with evil so a painful punishment not take you.
And remember when He made you viceregents after Ad and placed you on the earth. You take to yourselves palaces on the plains and carve out the mountains as houses. So remember the benefits of God. And do no mischief as ones who make corruption in and on the earth.
Said the Council of those who grew arrogant among his folk to those who were taken advantage of due to their weakness, to those who believed among them: Know you that Salih is one who is sent from his Lord? They said: Truly, in what he was sent, we are ones who believe.
Those who grew arrogant said: Truly, we are
in what you believed, ones who disbelieve.
Then, they crippled the she-camel and defied the command of their Lord and they said: O Salih! Approach us with what thou hast promised us if thou hadst been among the ones who are sent.
So the quaking of the earth took them. And it came to be in the morning they were in their abodes ones who are fallen prostrate.
Then, he turned away from them and said: O my folk! Certainly, I expressed to you the message of my Lord and advised you, except you love not the ones who give advice.
Lot, when he said to his folk: You approach indecency as preceded you not anyone therein in the worlds?
Truly, you, you approach men with lust instead of women? Nay! You are a folk, ones who are excessive.
And the answer of his folk had not been but that they said: Bring them out from your town. Truly, they are a clan to cleanse themselves.
Then, We rescued him and his people, but his woman. She had been among the ones who stay behind.
And We rained down a rain on them. So look on how had been the
Ultimate End of the ones who sin.
And to Midian God sent
their brother Shuayb. He said: O my folk! Worship God! You have no god other than He. Surely, a clear portent drew near you from your Lord so live up to the full measure and the balance and diminish not the things of humanity nor make corruption in and on the earth after things were made right. That will be
better for you if you had been ones who believe.
And sit not by every path intimidating and barring from the way of God those who believed in Him and you desire it to be
crooked. And remember when you had been few and He augmented you. And look on how had been the
Ultimate End of the ones who make corruption.
And if there had been a section of you who believed in what I was sent with and a section believe not, have patience until God gives judgment between us. And He is Best of the ones who judge.
Said the Council of those who grew arrogant from among his folk: O Shuayb! We will, certainly, drive thee out—and those who believed with thee—from our town or else you revert to our creed. He said: Even if we had been ones who dislike it?
Surely, we would have devised a lie against God if we reverted to your creed after God delivered us from it. And it will not be for us that we revert to it unless God, our Lord, wills. Our Lord encompassed everything in knowledge. In God we put our trust. Our Lord! Give victory between us and between our folk in Truth and Thou art
Best of the ones who are deliverers.
But said the Council of those who were ungrateful among his folk: If you followed Shuayb, then, truly, you will be ones who are losers.
Then, the quaking of the earth took them and they came to be in the morning ones who are fallen prostrate in their abodes.
Those who denied Shuayb had been as if they had not dwelt in them. Those who denied Shuayb they, they had been the ones who were losers.
So he turned away from them and said: O my folk! Certainly, I expressed to you the
messages of my Lord and I advised you. Then, how should I grieve for a folk, ones who are ungrateful?
And We sent not any Prophet to a town, but We took its people with tribulation and desolation so that perhaps they will lower themselves.
Again, We substituted in place of evil deeds, benevolence, until they exceeded in number and they said: Surely, our fathers were touched by tribulation and gladness. Then, We took them suddenly while they are not aware.
And if the people of the towns believed and were Godfearing, We would have opened blessings for them from the heaven and the earth, except they denied. So We took them for what they had been earning.
Were, then, the people of the towns safe when Our might approaches them at night while they are
ones who sleep?
Or were the people of the towns safe when Our might approaches them in the forenoon while they play?
Were they safe from the planning of God? No one deems himself safe from the planning of God but the folk, the ones who are losers!
Guides not those who inherit the earth after its previous
people that if We will, We would light on them for their impieties, and We set a seal on their hearts so they hear not?
the towns. Their tidings We relate to thee. And, certainly, their Messengers drew near them with the clear portents. But they had not been believing in what they denied before. Thus, God set a seal on the hearts of the ones who are ungrateful.
And We found not in many of them any compact. And, truly, We found many of them are ones who disobey.
Again, We raised up Moses after them with Our signs to Pharaoh and his Council, but they did wrong to them. So look on how had been the
Ultimate End of the ones who make corruption.
And Moses said: O Pharaoh! Truly, I am a Messenger from the Lord of the worlds.
approved on condition that I say nothing but The Truth about God. Surely, I drew near you with a clear portent from your Lord. So send the Children of Israel with me.
said: If thou hadst been drawing near with a sign, then, approach with it if thou hadst been among the ones who are sincere.
cast his staff. That is when it became
a clear serpent.
And he drew out his hand. That is when it was
shimmering white to the ones who look.
The Council of the folk of Pharaoh said: Truly, this is a knowing sorcerer.
He wants to drive you out from your region so what is your command?
They said: Put him and his brother off and send to the cities to the place where
ones who assemble are.
Let them approach thee with every knowing sorcerer.
And the ones who are sorcerers drew near to Pharaoh. They said: Truly, would we have compensation if we had been the ones who are victors?
said: Yes! And, truly, you will be
of the ones who are brought near to me
They said: O Moses! Either thou cast, or will we be the ones who cast?
He said: You cast. So when they cast, they cast a spell on the eyes of the personages and terrified them. And a tremendous sorcery drew near.
And We revealed to Moses that: Cast thy staff. That is when it swallowed what they faked.
Thus, The Truth came to pass and proved false what they had been doing.
So they were vanquished there and turned about as ones who are disgraced.
The ones who are sorcerers were made to fall down as ones who prostrate themselves.
They said: We believed in the Lord of the worlds,
the Lord of Moses and Aaron.
Pharaoh said: You believed in Him before I give permission to you. Truly, this is a plan you planned in the city that you drive out the people from it but you will know.
I will, certainly, cut off your hands and your feet on opposite sides. Again, I will cause you to be crucified, one and all.
They said: Truly, we are
ones who are turning to our Lord.
Thou hast sought revenge on us only because we believed in the signs of our Lord when they drew near us. Our Lord! Pour out patience on us and call us to Thyself as ones who submit to God.
And the Council of the folk of Pharaoh said: Wilt thou forsake Moses and his folk to make corruption in and on the earth while they forsake thee and thy gods? Pharaoh
said: We will slay their children and we will save alive their women. And truly, we are
ones who are ascendant over them.
Moses said to his folk: Pray for help from God and have patience. Truly, the earth belongs
to God. He gives it as inheritance to whom He wills of His servants. And that is the
Ultimate End for the ones who are Godfearing.
They said: We were maligned before thou hast approached us and after thou hast drawn near to us. He said: Perhaps your Lord will cause your enemy to perish and make you successors to him on the earth so that He will look on how you do.
And, certainly, We took the people of Pharaoh with years of diminution of fruits, so that perhaps they will recollect.
And when benevolence drew near them, they would say: This belongs
to us. But if an evil deed lights on them, they augur ill of Moses and who were with him. Certainly, that which are their omens are
with God except most of them know not.
And they said: Whatever sign thou hast brought to us to cast a spell on us with it, we will not be ones who believe in thee.
Then, We sent on them the deluge and the locusts and the lice and the frogs and blood as distinct signs, but they grew arrogant and they had been a folk, ones who sin.
And when the wrath fell on them, they said: O Moses! Call to thy Lord for us because of the compact made with thee. If thou wert to remove the wrath from us, we would, certainly, believe in thee. And we will send the Children of Israel with thee.
But when We removed the wrath from them for a term, that which is conclusive, they break their oath.
So We requited them and drowned them in the water of the sea because they denied Our signs and they had been ones who are heedless of them.
And We gave as inheritance to the folk who had been taken advantage of due to their weakness, the east of the region and its west which We blessed. And completed was the fairer Word of thy Lord for the Children of Israel because they endured patiently. And We destroyed what Pharaoh and his folk had been crafting and what they had been constructing.
And We brought the Children of Israel over the sea. Then, they approached on a folk who give themselves up to their idols. They said: O Moses! Make for us a god like the gods they have. He said: Truly, you are an ignorant folk!
Truly, these are the ones who are ruined and falsehood is what they had been doing.
He said: Should I look for any god other than God for you while He gave you an advantage over the worlds?
when We rescued you from the people of Pharaoh who cause an affliction to befall you of a dire punishment. They slay your children and save alive your women. And in that was a trial for you from your Lord, tremendous.
And We appointed thirty nights for Moses. And We completed them with ten more. Thus, fulfilled was the time appointed by his Lord of forty nights. And Moses said to his brother, Aaron: Be my successor among my folk and make things right and follow not the way of the ones who make corruption.
And when Moses drew near Our time appointed and his Lord spoke to him, he said: O my Lord! Cause me to see that
I look on Thee. He said: Thou wilt never see Me but look on the mountain. Then, if it stayed fast in its place, then, thou wilt see Me. Then, when his Lord Self-disclosed to the mountain, He made it as ground powder and Moses fell down swooning. And when he recovered he said: Glory be to Thee! I repented to Thee and I am the first of the ones who believe.
He said: O Moses! Truly, I favored thee above humanity by My messages and by My assertion. So take what I gave thee and be among the ones who are thankful.
And We wrote down for him on the Tablets something of all things and an admonishment and a decisive explanation of all things. So take these with firmness and command thy folk to take what is fairer. I will cause you to see the abodes of the ones who disobey.
I will turn away from My signs those who increase in pride on the earth without right. And if they see every sign, they believe not in it. And if they see the way of right judgment, yet they will not take that way to themselves. But if they see the way of error, they will take themselves to that way. That is because they denied Our signs and had been ones who are heedless of them.
And as for those who denied Our signs and the meeting in the world to come, their actions were fruitless. Will they be given recompense but for what they had been doing?
And the folk of Moses took to themselves after him from out of their glitter a calf, a lifeless body like
one that has the lowing sound of flocks. See they not that it neither speaks to them nor guides them to
a Way?• Yet they took it to themselves. And they had been the ones who are unjust.
And when they became ones who are remorseful and saw that they, surely, went astray, they said: If our Lord not have mercy on us and forgive us, we will, certainly, be among the ones who are losers.
And when Moses returned to his folk enraged, grieved, he said: Miserable was what you succeeded in after me. Would you hasten the command of your Lord? And he cast down
the Tablets. He took his brother by his head, pulling him to himself. Aaron
said: O son of my mother, truly, the folk took advantage of my weakness and are about to kill me. So let not my enemies gloat over me and assign me not with the folk, the ones who are unjust.
said: Lord! Forgive me and my brother and cause us to enter into Thy mercy for Thou art
One Who is Most Merciful of the ones who are merciful.
Those who took the calf to themselves attain anger from their Lord and abasement in this present life. And, thus, We give recompense to the ones who devise.
But those who did evil deeds and repented and, again, believed, truly, thy Lord, after that, will be
And when the anger subsided in Moses, he took the Tablets. There was guidance and mercy in their inscription for those, they who have reverence for their Lord.
And Moses chose of his folk seventy men for Our time appointed. And when the quaking of the earth took them, he said: Lord! If Thou wilt, Thou wouldst cause them to perish and me before. Wouldst Thou cause us to perish for what the foolish among us accomplished? It is
not but Thy test. With it Thou wilt cause to go astray whom Thou wilt and Thou wilt guide whom Thou hadst willed. Thou art
our protector, so forgive us and have mercy on us for Thou art
Best of the ones who forgive.
And prescribe for us in the present benevolence and in the world to come. Truly we turned back to Thee. He said: I light My punishment on whom I will and My mercy encompassed everything. Then, I will prescribe it for those who are Godfearing and give the purifying alms and those, they who believe in Our signs,
those who follow the Messenger—the unlettered Prophet—whom they will find with them that which is a writing in the Torah and the Gospel. He commands them to that which is honorable and prohibits them from that which is unlawful. And He permits to them what is good and forbids them from deeds of corruption. And He lays down for them severe tests, and the yokes that had been on them. So those who believed in him and supported him and helped him and followed the light that was caused to descend to him, those, they are
the ones who prosper.
Say: O humanity! Truly, I am the Messenger of God to you all of Him to Whom belongs
the dominion of the heavens and the earth. There is
no god but He. He gives life and He causes to die. So believe in God and His Messenger, the unlettered Prophet, who believes in God and His words and follow him so that perhaps you will be truly guided.
And among the folk of Moses there is a community that guides with The Truth and by it is
And We sundered them into
twelve tribes as communities. And We revealed to Moses when his folk asked him for water: Strike the rock with thy staff. Then, burst forth out of it twelve springs: Surely, each clan knew its drinking place. And We shaded them with cloud shadows. We caused to descend manna and the quails for them. Eat of what is good that We provided you! And they did not wrong Us, but they had been doing wrong to themselves.
when it was said to them: Inhabit this town and eat from it wherever you willed. Say: Unburden us of sin
! And enter the door as ones who prostrate themselves We will forgive you your transgressions. We will increase the ones who are doers of good.
But among those who did wrong, they substituted a saying other than what was said to them. Then, We sent wrath from heaven because they had been doing wrong.
And ask them about the town—that which had been bordering the sea— when they disregarded the Sabbath, when their great fish would approach them on the day of the Sabbath, one that was visible on the shore. And the day they keep not the Sabbath, they approach them not. Thus, We try them because they had been disobeying.
when a community of them said: Why admonish a folk whom God is One Who Causes them to Perish or One Who Punishes them with a severe punishment. They said: To be free from guilt before your Lord and so that perhaps they will be Godfearing.
So when they forgot of what they were reminded, We rescued those who prohibited evil and We took those who did wrong with a terrifying punishment because they had been disobeying.
Then, when they defied what they were prohibited We said to them: Be you apes, ones who are driven away.
when thy Lord caused to be proclaimed that He would, surely, raise up against them until the Day of Resurrection who cause an affliction to befall on them of a dire punishment. Truly, thy Lord is Swift in repayment. And, truly, He is Forgiving, Compassionate.
And We sundered them in the region into communities. Some of them were
the ones in accord with morality and others were other than that. And We tried them with benevolence and evil deeds so that perhaps they will return to obedience
Then, after that succeeded successors who inherited the Book. They take advantage of this nearer world
, and they say: We will be forgiven. And if an advantage approaches them like it, they will take it. Is not a solemn promise taken from them with
the Book that they would say about God only The Truth? And studied they not what is in it, and know that
the Last Abode is
better for those who are Godfearing? Will you not, then, be reasonable?
And those who keep fast to the Book and performed the formal prayer, We will not waste the compensation of the ones who make things right.
when We shook up the mountain over them, as if it had been an overshadowing, and they thought it was that which would fall on them: It was said
: Take with firmness what We gave you and remember what is in it so that perhaps you will be Godfearing.
when thy Lord took from the Children of Adam—from their generative organs—their offspring and called to them to witness of themselves: Am I not your Lord? They said: Yea! ^We bore witness^ so that you say not on the Day of Resurrection: Truly, we had been ones who were heedless of this.
Or you not say: Our fathers before us ascribed partners with God. We had been offspring after them. Wilt Thou cause us to perish for what the ones who deal in falsehood accomplished?
And, thus, We explain Our signs distinctly so that perhaps they will return.
And recount to them the tiding of him to whom We gave Our signs, but he cast himself off from them. So Satan pursued him then, he had been among the ones who are in error.
And if We willed, We would have exalted him with them, but he inclined towards the earth, and followed his own
desires. And his parable is like the parable of a dog. If thou wilt attack it, it pants. Or if thou wilt leave it, it pants. That is the parable of the folk, those who denied Our signs. Then, relate these narratives so that perhaps they will reflect.
How evil is the parable of the folk who denied Our signs! And they had been doing wrong to themselves.
Whomever God guides, then, he is one who is truly guided. And whomever He causes to go astray, then, those, they are the ones who are losers.
And, certainly, We made numerous for hell many of the jinn and humankind. They have hearts with which they understand not. And they have eyes with which they perceive not. And they have ears with which they hear not. Those are like flocks. Nay! They are ones who go astray. Those, they are the ones who are heedless.
To God belongs
the Fairer Names, so call to Him by them. And forsake those who blaspheme His Names. They will be given recompense for what they had been doing.
And of whom We created there is
a community that guides with The Truth, and with it, it is just.
And those who denied Our signs, We will draw them on gradually from where they will not know.
And I will grant them indulgence for a while. Truly, My strategizing is sure.
Reflect they not? There is
no madness in their companion. He is
but a clear warner.
Expect they not in the kingdom of the heavens and the earth and whatever things God created that perhaps their term be near? Then, in which discourse after this will they believe?
Whomever God causes to go astray then, there is
no one who guides him. And He forsakes them in their defiance, wandering unwilling to see.
They ask thee about the Hour, when will
it berth? Say: The knowledge of that is only with my Lord. None will display its time but He. It was heavy, hidden
in the heavens and the earth. It will approach you not but suddenly. They will ask thee as if thou hadst been one who is well-informed about it. Say: The knowledge of that is only with God, but most of humanity knows not.
Say: I rule not over myself either for profit or for hurt, but what God willed. And if the unseen had been known to me, I would have acquired much good and evil would not have afflicted me. I am but a warner and a bearer of good tidings to a folk who believe.
He Who created you from a single soul. And out of it made its spouse that he rest in her. And when he laid over her, she carried a light burden and moved about with it. But when she was
weighed down, they both called to God their Lord saying
: If Thou wouldst give us one in accord with morality, we will certainly be among the ones who are thankful.
Then, when He gave them both one in accord with morality, they made ascribed associates with Him in what He gave them both. God was
Exalted above partners they ascribe!
Ascribe they partners with God
who create nothing and are themselves created?
And they are not able to help them nor help themselves?
And if you call them to the guidance, they will not follow you. It is
equal whether you called to them or you be ones who remain quiet.
Truly, those whom you call to other than God are servants like you. So call to them and let them respond to you if you had been ones who are sincere.
Have they feet by which they walk? Or have they hands by which they seize by force? Or have they eyes by which they perceive? Or have they ears by which they hear? Say: Call you to your ascribed associates. Again, try to outwit me and give me no respite.
Truly, God is my protector, Who sent down the Book. And He takes into His protection the ones in accord with morality.
And those whom you call to other than Him, they are
to help you, nor are they able to help themselves.
And if you call them to the guidance, they hear not. Thou hast seen them look on thee, but they perceive not.
Take the extra and command what is honorable. And turn aside from the ones who are ignorant.
But if enmity is sown by Satan in thee, sowing enmity, then, seek refuge in God. Truly, He is Hearing, Knowing.
Truly, those who were Godfearing when they were touched by a visitation from Satan, they recollected. That is when they were
ones who perceive.
And their brothers/sisters cause them to increase in error, and, again, they never stop short.
When thou hast not approached them with a sign, they said: Why hadst thou not improvised one? Say: I follow only what is revealed to me from my Lord. This is
clear evidence from your Lord and guidance and mercy for a folk who believe.
And when the Quran was recited, listen and pay heed so that perhaps you will find mercy.
And remember thy Lord in thyself humbly and with awe instead of openly publishing the sayings at the first part of the day and the eventide. And be thou not among the ones who are heedless.
Truly, those who are
with thy Lord grow not arrogant from His worship. And they glorify Him and they prostrate themselves to Him.‡
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