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Sayyed Abbas Sadr-Ameli




al-A`raf (The Heights, The Elevated Places)
as rendered by Sayyed Abbas Sadr-Ameli
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Sayyed Abbas Sadr-Ameli rendition of Surah The Heights, The Elevated Places(al-A`raf)
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7:1 'Alif 'A', Lam 'L', Mim 'M', Suad 'S'.
7:2 A Book sent down to you ? so let there be no straitness in your breast about it - that you may warn (people) thereby (and it be) a reminder to thebelievers.
7:3 Follow what has been sent down to you from your Lord, and do not follow any guardians other than Him; how seldom do you remember !
7:4 And how many a town that We have destroyed, Our punishment came unto them by night or while they slept at midday.
7:5 So their cry, when Our punishment came unto them, was not save that theysaid: ' Verily we were unjust'.
7:6 Then certainly We will question those to whom (Our messengers) were sent, and certainly We will also question the messengers.
7:7 Then certainly We will relate to them with knowledge for We were not absent.
7:8 And the measuring that Day will be just. Then whoever's scales be heavy, those are they who shall be prosperous.
7:9 And whoever's scales be light, those are they who have ruined their selves for they used to be unjust unto Our Signs.
7:10 And certainly We have given you power in the earth, and We have made the means of livelihood for you in it, (but) little it is that you give thanks.
7:11 And indeed We created you, then We fashioned you, then We said to the angels: ' Prostrate yourselves unto Adam.' So they (all) did prostrate themselves except Iblees; he was not of the prostrating ones.
7:12 He said: ' What prevented you that you did not prostrate when I commanded you ? ' He said: ' I am better than him. You created me of fire while You created him of clay '.
7:13 (Allah) said: ' Get you down from this (state) : it does not befit you to behave proudly therein. Therefore, go you out. Verily you are of the abject ones '.
7:14 (Instead of repentance, Iblees) said: ' Respite me until the day when they are raised up.
7:15 He (Allah) said: ' Verily you shall be of the respited ones.
7:16 He (Satan) said: ' Since You have let me wander off, I will certainly lay wait for (deceiving) them in Your Straight Path '.
7:17 Then I will certainly come upon them from before them, and from behind them, and from their right and from their left ; and You will not find most of them thankful.
7:18 Said He: ' Get out from this (state) , despised, driven away. Whoever of them will follow you, I will surely fill Hell with you all '.
7:19 And O' Adam ! dwell you and your spouse in the Garden, and eat you two from wherever you two desire, but do not approach this tree lest you will be of the unjust.
7:20 Then Satan whispered (evil suggestions) unto the two (Adam and Eve) that he might manifest unto them that which was hidden from them of their shameful parts, and he said: ' Your Lord has not prohibited you from this tree except that you may not both become two angels or that you may (not) become of the immortals.
7:21 And he swore unto them both: ' Verily I am a sincere adviser to you '.
7:22 Then he (Satan) caused them both to fall by deceit; so when they tasted the (forbidden) tree, their shameful parts became exposed to them and they both took to stitching upon themselves leaves of the Garden; and their Lord called out to them: ' Did I not forbid you both from that tree and (did I not) say to you that verily Satan is a manifest foe for you ? '.
7:23 They said: ' Our Lord ! We have been unjust to ourselves, and if You do not forgive us and have (not) mercy on us, we shall certainly be of the losers '.
7:24 He said: ' Get you down, some of you (being) the enemies of others and for you there is in the earth an abode and a provision for a (fixed) time'.
7:25 He said: ' Therein shall you live, and therein shall you die, and from it shall you be raised'.
7:26 O' children of Adam ! We have indeed sent down to you clothing to cover your shameful parts, and (for) adornment, and the raiment of piety; that is the best. This is of the Signs of Allah so that they may take admonition.
7:27 O' children of Adam ! Let not Satan seduce you as he expelled your parents from the Garden, stripping them both of their clothings that he might expose unto them their shameful parts. Surely he sees you, he and his Tribe, from where you do not see them. We have made the Satans the friends of those who do not believe.
7:28 And whenever they commit an indecency, they say: ' We found our fathers (acting) upon it, and Allah has enjoined it on us.' Say : ' Verily Allah does not enjoin indecencies. Do you say against Allah what you do not know ? '.
7:29 Say: ' My Lord has enjoined justice, and set your faces upright (toward Him) at every place of worship, and call upon Him being sincere to Him in religion. As He brought you forth in the beginning, so shall you also return.
7:30 A party He has guided aright while a party error is justly their due, (for) verily they took Satans for their guardians other than Allah, and they think that they are the ones guided aright.
7:31 O' children of Adam ! wear your beautiful apparel at every time and place of prayer, and eat and drink but do not act extravagantly; verily He does not like the extravagant (ones) .
7:32 Say: ' Who has prohibited the ornament of Allah and the good provision which He has brought forth for His servants ? ' Say: ' These are for those who believe in the (short) life of this world (to be) exclusively theirs on the Day of Resurrection.' Thus do We explain the Signs for a people who know.
7:33 Say: ' My Lord has prohibited only indecencies, those apparent of them and those concealed, and sin and unjust aggression (against people's rights) and that you associate with Allah that for which He has not sent down any authority, and that you say against Allah what you do not know.
7:34 And for every people there is (an appointed) term, so when their term comes they cannot put it back the least while nor can they advance it.
7:35 O children of Adam ! When there come to you Messengers from among you relating to you My signs, (follow them) . Then whoever guards (against evil) and amends (himself) - no fear shall be upon them nor shall they grieve.
7:36 And those who belie Our Signs and turn away from them with arrogance - these are the inhabitants of the Fire, wherein shall they abide forever.
7:37 Who is then more unjust than he who forges a lie against Allah or belies His Signs ? Those shall receive their share (of destiny) from the Book (in the world) until when Our messengers come to them to take them away, they would say: ' Where are those which you used to call upon besides Allah ? ' They would say: ' They have departed from us;' and they will bear witness against themselves that they were disbelievers.
7:38 He will say: ' Enter you into the (Hell) Fire among the groups of people and jinn that have passed away before you. Whenever a group enters (the Fire) , it curses its sister-group; until when they follow each other, all into the Fire, the last of them shall say with regard to the foremost of them: ' Our Lord ! These are they who led us astray. Therefore give them a double chastisement of the Fire.' He will say:'For each one there is double (chastisement) , but you do not know'.
7:39 And the foremost of them will say to the last of them: ' So there is no preference for you over us. Therefore, taste the chastisement for what you used to earn.
7:40 Verily those who belie Our Signs and, turn away from them with arrogance, the gates of the heaven shall not be opened to them, nor shall they enter Paradise until the camel passes through the eye of the needle and thus do We recompense the guilty.
7:41 For them shall be a bed of Hell-Fire and from above them coverings (of it) ; and thus do We recompense the unjust.
7:42 And those who believe and do righteous deeds - We do not impose upon anyone a duty but to the extent of his ability - these are the inhabitants of Paradise wherein shall they abide forever.
7:43 And we will remove whatever rancour be in their breasts; the rivers shall flow beneath their abodes and they will say: ' All praise be to Allah who guided us to this; and had Allah not guided us, we would not have been guided. Indeed, our Lord's messengers came with the truth.' And it will be cried out to them that: ' This is the Garden which you inherit for what you used to do.'
7:44 And the inhabitants of Paradise will call to the inhabitants of the (Hell) Fire: ' We have found what our Lord promised us true; have you, too, found what your Lord promised true ? They will say: ' Yes.' Then a crier will proclaim between them that: ' Allah's curse is on the unjust.
7:45 The unjust are those who hinder (people) from Allah's way and seek to make it crooked, and who are disbelievers in the Hereafter.
7:46 And between the two (groups in Paradise and Hell) there shall be a veil. And on 'A'raf (the heights) there shall be men, recognizing all by their marks,who shall call to the inhabitants of Paradise: ' Peace be upon you ! ' They shall not have entered it; though they hope.
7:47 And when their eyes shall be turned toward the inhabitants of the Fire, they shall say: ' Our Lord ! Place us not with the unjust people.
7:48 And the occupant of 'A'raf (the heights) shall call to men whom they will recognize by their marks, saying: ' Of no avail were to you your amassing and what you used to act proudly '.
7:49 Are these they whom you swore that Allah will not bestow any mercy on them ? (Whom Allah now says) Enter you into Paradise; no fear shall be upon you, nor shall you grieve.
7:50 And the inhabitants of the (Hell) Fire shall call to the inhabitants of Paradise saying: ' Cast on us of water or (and) of what Allah has provided you with.' They shall say : ' Verily Allah has forbidden them both to the disbelievers'.
7:51 (Those) who have taken their religion for pastime and a play and the life of the world has deluded them; so today We forsake them as they forgot the encounter of this their day, and that they denied Our Signs.
7:52 And verily We have brought them a Book which We have explained with knowledge ? a guidance and a mercy for a people who believe.
7:53 Do they wait (for anything) but its interpretation ? On the day its interpretation comes, those who forgot it before (in the world) will say: ' Indeed the messengers of our Lord brought the truth. Are there for us then any intercessors that they intercede for us ? Or could we be sent back to do other than that we were doing ? ' Indeed they have lost their souls and that which they were forging has gone away from them.
7:54 Verily your Lord is Allah, Who created the heavens and the earth in six Days; then He mounted the Throne (of authority) . He covers the day with the night which pursues it urgently and (He created) the sun and the moon and the stars submissive to His command. Be it known ! (that) His are the creation and the command. Blessed is Allah, the Lord of the worlds.
7:55 Call on your Lord humbly and secretly; verily He does not like the transgressors.
7:56 And do not make mischief in the earth after its improvement and call on Him in fear and hope; surely the mercy of Allah is nigh to the good-doers.
7:57 And it is He Who sends the winds as good tidings heralding His mercy, till when they carry the heavy-laden clouds, We drive them to a dead land, and therewith We send down water, and with it We bring forth fruits of every kind. Thus shall We bring forth the dead so that you might remember.
7:58 And the good land ? its vegetation comes forth (in abundance) by the leave of its Lord while that which is bad springs up nothing but (something useless) scantily. Thus do We repeat the Signs for a people who give thanks.
7:59 Indeed We sent Noah to his people, so he said : ' O my people ! Serve Allah. You have no god other than Him. Verily I fear for you the chastisement of a grievous day.
7:60 The chiefs of his people said : ' Verily we do see you in manifest error.
7:61 He said: ' O' my people ! There is no error in me, but I am a Messenger from the Lord of the worlds.'
7:62 I deliver to you the Messages of my Lord, and I advise you sincerely, and I know from Allah what you do not know.
7:63 What ! do you wonder that an admonition has come to you from your Lord through a man from among you, that he might warn you so that you might keep from evil and so that (His) mercy may be shown to you ?
7:64 But they belied him, so We delivered him and those with him in the Ark, and We drowned those who belied Our Signs. Verily they were a blind people.
7:65 And unto (the people of) ' Ad (We sent) their brother Hud. He said : ' O' my people ! Serve Allah (alone) , you have no god other than Him, will you not keep from evil ?
7:66 The chiefs of those who disbelieved from among his people said: ' Verily we see you in folly, and verily we do think you to be of the liars'.
7:67 He said: ' O' my people ! There is no folly in me, but I am a Messenger from the Lord of the worlds '.
7:68 I deliver to you the Messages of my Lord, and I am a faithful adviser for you.
7:69 What ! do you wonder that an admonition has come to you from your Lord through a man from among you, that he might warn you ? And remember when He made you successors after Noah's people, and increased you in stature. Therefore, remember the bounties of Allah so that you may be prosperous.
7:70 They said: ' Have you come to us that we should serve Allah alone and give up what our fathers used to serve ? Then bring us what you promise us to, if you are of the truthful ones '.
7:71 He (Hud) said: There have already fallen you punishment and wrath from your Lord. Do you dispute with me about names which you and your fathers have named (your idols) , for which Allah has not sent any authority ? Wait then, and verily I, also with you, will be of those who wait.
7:72 So We delivered him and those who were with him by a mercy from Us, and We cut away the roots of those who belied Our Signs and were not believers.
7:73 And unto (the people of) Thamud (We sent) their brother Salih. He said: ' O' my people ! Serve Allah. You have no god other than Him. There has come to you a clear proof from your Lord. This is the she-camel of Allah, to be a sign for you. So leave her alone to graze in Allah's earth, and do not touch her with any harm, lest a painful chastisement will seize you.
7:74 And remember when He appointed you successors after 'Ad and settled you in the earth, you build castles on its plains and hew the mountains into houses. So remember Allah's bounties, and do not mischief in the earth, doing corruption.'
7:75 The chiefs of the arrogant among his people said to those who were considered weak - those of them who believed - 'Do you know that Salih issent by his Lord ? ' They said: ' Surely we believer in what he has been sent with '.
7:76 Those who were arrogant said: ' We, indeed, disbelieve in that which you believe '.
7:77 So they harmstrung the She-camel and revolted against their Lord's commandment, and they said: ' O' Salih ! bring us that you promise us to, ifyou are of the messengers '.
7:78 Then the earthquake seized them, so they became motionless bodies in their dwellings.
7:79 Then he turned away from them and said: ' O' my people ! verily I have delivered to you the Message of my Lord, and advised you sincerely; but you do not like sincere advisers '.
7:80 And (We sent) Lut when he said to his people: ' What ! Do you commit an indecency which none in the world has ever done before you ? '
7:81 Verily you come to men in lust instead of women ! Nay, you are an extravagant people.
7:82 And the answer of his people was no other than that they said: ' Expel them from your town; verily they are a people (who seek) to purify (themselves) '.
7:83 So We delivered him and his family, except his wife; she was of those who remained behind (in the ashes of punishment) .
7:84 And We rained down on them a rain (of punishment) . Consider then how the end of the guilty was !
7:85 And (We sent) unto (the people of) Madyan their brother Shu'ayb. He said: ' O' my people ! Serve Allah ! You have no god other than Him. There has come to you a clear proof from your Lord. Therefore give full measure and weight and do not diminish to men their things, and do not make mischief in the earth after its improvement. That is better for you, if you are believers.
7:86 And do not sit in every path, threatening and hindering from the path of Allah those who believe in Him, desiring to make it crooked. And remember when you were few, then He multiplied you; and consider how the end of the mischief-makers was.
7:87 And if there is a party of you who believe in that with which I have been sent, and a party who do not believe, then wait with patience until Allah judges between us, and He is the best of the judges.
7:88 The chiefs of the arrogant among his people said:� We will surely expel you, O Shu�ayb, and those who believe with you from our town, unless you return into our creed. � He (Shu�ayb) said: � what, even though we dislike (it) ? �
7:89 We should have forged a lie against Allah if we returned into your creed after Allah delivered us from it. It is not for us to return into it, unless Allah, our Lord, (so) will. Our Lord comprehends all things in His knowledge. In Allah we have put our trust. Our Lord! Decide between us and our people with truth, and You are the best of deciders.
7:90 And the chiefs of those who disbelied from among his people said: � If you follow Shu�ayb, you will indeed be losers �.
7:91 Then the earthquake seized them, so they became motionless bodies in their dwellings.
7:92 Those who belied Shu�ayb became (perished) as if they had never dwelt therein. Those who belied Shu�ayb were themselves the losers.
7:93 So he turned away from them, and said: � O� my people! I have delivered to you the messages of my Lord, and advised you sincerely; so how shall I then grieve for a disbelieving people?�
7:94 And We did not send a prophet in any town but We overtook its people with distress and affliction that they might humble themselves.
7:95 Then We altered the ill (circumstances) to good, until they multiplied, and said:� Distress and happiness did indeed touch our fathers�.So We seized them suddenly while they did not perceive.
7:96 And if the people of the towns had believed and kept from evil, We would have certainly opened up for them blessings from the heaven and the earth, but they belied; so We seized them for what they used to earn.
7:97 What! do the people of the towns then feel secure from Our punishment coming upon them by night while they are sleeping ?
7:98 What! do the people of the towns feel secure from Our punishment coming upon them in daylight while they are playing ?
7:99 What! Do they then feel secure from Allah�s plan (sudden punishment) ? But none feels secure from Allah�s plan save the people (who are) losers.
7:100 Does He not guide (thereby) those who inherit the earth after its (former) residents that if We please We will destroy them (too) for their sins and set a seal on their hearts so that they do not hear (the truth) ?
7:101 These are the towns some of whose tidings We recount unto you; and certainly their Messengers came to them with manifest proofs, but they would not believe in what they had belied from before. Thus does Allah set a seal on the hearts of the infidels.
7:102 And, We did not find in most of them any (firm) covenant, and verily We found most of them to be wrong-doers.
7:103 Then, after them, We sent Moses with Our Signs unto Pharaoh and his chiefs, but they wronged (and disbelieved) in them.Consider then how the end of the mischief makers was!
7:104 And Moses said: � O Pharaoh! Verily I am a Messenger from the Lord of the worlds �.
7:105 (I am) worthy of saying nothing about Allah except the truth. Indeed I have come to you with a clear Sign (a miracle) from your Lord;so send forth with me the Children of Israel .
7:106 He (Pharaoh) said: � If you have come with a Sign (a miracle) , then bring it, if you are of the truthful ones�.
7:107 So he threw his rod, then behold! it was a clear serpent.
7:108 Then he drew out his hand, and behold! It was white to the beholders.
7:109 The chiefs of Pharaoh�s people said: � Verily this indeed is a knowing sorcerer �.
7:110 � He (Moses) intends to expel you from your land. Then what do you advise? �
7:111 They said (unto Pharaoh) : � Keep him and his brother in suspense (for a while) ; and send men to the cities to collect (sorcerers) ,
7:112 To bring you every knowing (expert) sorcerer �.
7:113 And the sorcerers came to Pharaoh, they said: � Verily there will be a reward for us if we are victors�.
7:114 He said: � Yes! and you will surely be of the near-stationed (to me) �.
7:115 They (the sorcerers) said: � O� Moses! Will you throw, or shall we be the (first) throwers ? �
7:116 He (Moses) said: � Throw (yours) ! � So when they threw, they bewitched the people�s eyes and terrified them and produced a great magic.
7:117 And We revealed to Moses: � Throw down your rod! � And behold, it swallowed (all) that they falsely had invented.
7:118 So the truth was established and what they were doing was made vain.
7:119 Thus were they there defeated and brought low.
7:120 And the sorcerers fell down in prostration.
7:121 They said: � We have believed in the Lord of the worlds.
7:122 The Lord of Moses and Aaron �.
7:123 Pharaoh said: � Did you believe in him before I should give you permission? Surely this is a plot you have plotted in the city that you may expel its people from it, but soon you shall know (the consequences) !
7:124 Surely I will cut off your hands and your feet on opposite sides, then I will certainly crucify you all �.
7:125 They said: � Verily unto our Lord we return �.
7:126 And you do not take revenge upon us except because we have believed in the signs of our Lord when they came to us.� � Our Lord! Pour out upon us patience, and cause us to die in submission �.
7:127 And the chiefs of Pharaoh�s people said: � Will you leave Moses and his people to make mischief in the land, and to desert you and your gods? � He said: � Soon we will kill their sons and spare their women, and surely we are in power over them �.
7:128 Moses said to his people: � Seek help from Allah and endure. Verily the earth belongs to Allah; He grants its inheritance to whomever He pleases of His servants, and the end is (best) for the pious ones.
7:129 They said: � We have been hurt before you came to us and (also) after you came to us.� He said: � Maybe that your Lord will destroy your enemy and will make you successors in the earth, then He observes how you act.
7:130 And certainly We afflicted the clan of Pharaoh with drought and scarcity of fruits, so that they may take admonition.
7:131 So, when any good came to them, they said: � This is our due �; and if any evil afflicted them, they took it bad omens due to Moses and those with him. Be it known! Surely the cause of their bad omens is with Allah,but most of them do not know.
7:132 And they said: � Whatever sign you may bring to us to charm us with it, we will not believe in you �.
7:133 So We sent against them the flood and the locusts and the vermin and the frogs and the blood as distinct signs, yet they acted proudly and they were a guilty people.
7:134 And when the plague fell upon them, they said: � O� Moses! invoke your Lord for us by the covenant He has made with you. If you remove the plague from us, we will certainly believe in you, and we will certainly send with you the Children of Israel �.
7:135 But when We removed the plague from them until a term which they should reach, behold, they broke (their promise again) .
7:136 So We took vengeance on them and drowned them in the sea, because they belied Our Signs and were heedless of them.
7:137 137 . And We made the people, who were abased, the inheritors to the east (parts) of the land and the west (parts) of it which We had blessed therein, and the good word of your Lord about the Children of Israel was fulfilled for what they endured patiently, and We destroyed what Pharaoh and his people had built and what they used to erect.
7:138 And We made the Children of Israel to pass the sea; then they came upon a people cleaving to idols they had. They said: � O� Moses! make for us a god, as they have gods �. He (Moses) said: � Verily you are a people behaving ignorantly �.
7:139 (Moses said:) Surely this they are engaged upon shall be perished, and what they are doing are in vain.
7:140 He said: � Shall I find for you a god other than Allah, while He has preferred you above all creatures ? �
7:141 And (remember) when We delivered you from Pharaoh�s clan who were afflicting you with evil torment, slaughtering your sons and sparing your women, and in that was a great trial from your Lord.
7:142 And We made an appointment with Moses for thirty nights, and completed them with ten (more) , so the appointed time of his Lord was completed forty nights. And (before going there) Moses said to his brother Aaron: � Be my successor among people,and set the (people�s) affairs right and do not follow the way of mischief-makers �.
7:143 And when Moses came to Our appointed tryst and his Lord spoke with him, he said: � My Lord, show me (Yourself) , that I may look towards You! � He (Allah) said: � Never shall you see Me, but look towards the mountain: if it remains firm in its place, then you will see Me. � So when his Lord manifested (His) glory to the mountain, He sent it crashing down, and Moses fell down senseless. Then when he recovered, he said: � Glory be to You! I turn to You (repentant) , and I am the first of the believers �.
7:144 He said: � O� Moses! verily I have chosen you above the people by My Messages and by My speaking (unto you) . So take what I have given you, and be of the grateful ones �.
7:145 And We wrote for him in the Tablets of everything an admonition, and the explanation of all things; so, (O� Moses!) take hold of them with firmness and bid your people to take hold of the best of them. Soon I will show you the abode of the transgressors.
7:146 Soon I will (allow to) turn away from My signs those who are arrogant in the earth unjustly; while (even) if they see any sign, they will not believe in it, and if they see the way of rectitude they do not take it for a way, and if they see the way of perverseness they take it for a way. This is because they belied Our signs and were heedless of them.
7:147 And those who belie Our signs and the meeting of the Hereafter, their (good) deeds are null. Shall they be recompensed except for what they used to do ?
7:148 And the people of Moses made of their ornaments a calf after him, a (mere) body that lowed. Did they not see that it did not speak to them, nor did it guide them to any way? They took it (for worship) and they were unjust.
7:149 And when they smote their hands and saw that they had gone astray, they said: � Should our Lord have not mercy on us and forgive us (not) , we shall certainly be of the losers �,
7:150 And when Moses returned (from the Mountain) unto his people, wrathful (and) grieved, he said: � Evil it is that you have done in my place after me. Did you hasten on the bidding of your Lord ? � And, he dropped the Tablets and seized his brother by the head, dragging him toward himself. He (Aaron) said: � O son of my mother! verily the people judged me weak and had well-nigh slain me. So do not let the enemies gloat over me, and do not count me among the unjust people.
7:151 He (Moses) said (praying) : � O� Lord! forgive me and my brother and admit us into Your Mercy, and You are the most merciful of the merciful ones �.
7:152 Verily those who adopted (worshipping) the Calf soon shall reach them a wrath from their Lord and abasement in the life of the world. And thus do We recompense the forgers of lies.
7:153 And those who commit evil deeds, then repent thereafter and believe, verily, after that (repentance) , your Lord is certainly Forgiving, Merciful.
7:154 And when Moses� anger calmed, he took up the Tablets, and in the inscriptions of them was guidance and mercy for those who are in awe of their Lord.
7:155 And Moses chose seventy men from his people for Our tryst, and when the earthquake overtook them, he said: � O� Lord! had You pleased, You could have destroyed them and me before. Will You destroy us because of what the fools of us have done? It is naught but Your trial, whereby You cause to stray whomever You wish and guide whomever You wish. You are our master, so forgive us and have mercy on us, for You are the best of the forgivers.
7:156 And prescribe goodness for us in this world and in the Hereafter, (for) verily we have come back to You (repentantly) . He (the Lord) said: � My chastisement, I will afflict with it whom I please, but My mercy embraces all things. Soon I shall prescribe it for those who keep from evil and pay the alms and those who believe in Our signs.
7:157 (And also for) those who follow the Messenger, the unschooled Prophet, whose explanation they find written with them in the Turah and the Evangel. He enjoins on them what is right and forbids them what is wrong, and he makes lawful for them the good things and prohibits for them the corrupt things; and he removes from them their burden and the bondages that were upon them. Then, those who believe in him, and honour him, and help him, and follow the light which has been sent down with him, these are they that are the prosperous ones �.
7:158 Say: � O mankind! I am the messenger of Allah to you all, of Him to Whom belongs the Sovereignty of the heavens and the earth. There is no god but He. He gives life. And makes to die�. Believe then in Allah and His Messenger, the unschooled prophet, who believes in Allah and His words, and follow him so that you may be guided.
7:159 And of the people of Moses there is a group who guide by the truth and establish justice thereby.
7:160 And We divided them into twelve tribal communities; and We revealed unto Moses, when his people asked him for water, (saying) : � Strike the rock with your rod. � So twelve fountains gushed forth from it. Each tribe, indeed, came to know its drinking-place. And We outspread the cloud to overshadow them, and We sent down manna and quails upon them, (saying) : �Eat of the good things wherewith We have provided you.� And they did no harm to Us but they were doing injustice to their own selves.
7:161 And (remember) when it was said to them : ' Dwell in this town (Jerusalem) and eat of it wherever you desire, and ask forgiveness, and enter prostrating at the gate. We shall forgive you your faults. Soon We will give more (the portion of) the doers of good'.
7:162 But those of them who were unjust changed a saying other than that which had been spoken unto them; so We sent upon them a torment from heaven or they had been doing injustice.
7:163 And (O Muhammad) ask them about the town that was by the sea, when they exceeded (the limits) of the Sabbath when their fish came to them on the day of their Sabbath, appearing on the surface of the water; but on the day they did not keep Sabbath, they (the fish) did not come unto them. Thus did We try them for the transgressions they used to commit.
7:164 And (remember) when a group of them said: 'Why do you admonish a people whom Allah will destroy or punish with a severe punishment? ' They said: ' In order to have an excuse before your Lord, and that they may keep from evil'.
7:165 So when they forgot what they were reminded of, We delivered those who forbade evil and seized those who were unjust with a dreadful punishment for the transgressions they used to commit.
7:166 So when they defied what they had been forbidden from, We said to them: ' Be you apes scouted '.
7:167 And (remember) when your Lord proclaimed that He would surely send against them, until the Day of Resurrection, those who would inflict on them a grievous punishment.Verily your Lord is certainly quick to requite (evil) , and verily He is Forgiving, Merciful.
7:168 And We dispersed them into communities on the earth, some of them being righteous, and some of them otherwise, and We tried them with good things and bad things that they might return.
7:169 Then there succeeded after them (an evil) posterity (who) inherited the Book (Turah) , taking the transitory goods of this lower world, and saying: ' It will be forgiven us '. And if similar transitory goods were to come to them (again) , they would take them, too. Was not the covenant of the Book taken with them that they should not attribute anything to Allah except the truth? And they have studied what is in it, while the abode of the Hereafter is better for those who keep from evil.Have you then no sense ?
7:170 And those who hold fast to the Book and establish the prayer, verily We do not waste the reward of the reformers.
7:171 And (remember) when We plucked the mountain (and held it) above them as if it were a canopy, and they supposed it was about to fall on them (when We told them:) ' Hold you firmly what We gave you and remember what is in it, that you may keep from evil'.
7:172 172- And (remember) when your Lord took from the children of Adam, from their backs, their descendants and made them bear witness over themselves, (and said) : 'Am I not your Lord ? ' They said: ' Yes! We do bear witness.' (This We did) lest you should say on the Day of Resurrection: ' Verily we were unaware of this '.
7:173 Or lest you should say: ' Verily our fathers were idolaters from before and we were descendants after them (following them) . Will You then destroy us for what the vain-doers did ? '
7:174 And thus do We explain the Signs, and that they may return.
7:175 And recite unto them the tale of him to whom We gave Our signs, but he withdrew (himself) from them, and Satan pursued him, and he became one of the perverse.
7:176 And had We willed, We would certainly have exalted him thereby, but he clung to the earth and followed his lust. So his parable is like the parable of a dog; if you attack it, it lulls out its tongue, or if you leave it, it lulls out its tongue. Such is the parable of the people who belied Our Signs. Therefore, relate (unto them) the stories, that they may ponder.
7:177 How evil is the parable of the people who belied Our Signs, but they were doing injustice to themselves.
7:178 Whomever Allah guides, he is rightly guided, and whomever He leads astray, these are the losers.
7:179 179- Indeed We have created for Hell many jinn and humans; they have hearts with which they do not understand, and they have eyes with which they do not see, and they have ears with which they do not hear. They are as cattle, rather they are more astray. These are the heedless ones.
7:180 180- And to Allah belong the most beautiful names,so call on Him by them, and leave those who blaspheme His names. Soon they shall be requited for what they were doing.
7:181 And of those (whom) We have created are a people who guide (others) by the Truth and establish justice therewith.
7:182 And those who belie Our Signs, soon, step by step, We will draw them on from where they do not know.
7:183 And I will grant them respite. Verily My devising is strong.
7:184 Have they not reflected that there is no madness in their companion(the Prophet of Islam) ? He is naught but a plain warner.
7:185 185- Have they not considered the dominion of the heavens and the earth, and whatever Allah has created, and that maybe their term has already drawn near ? Then in what other words after this will they believe ?
7:186 Whomever Allah leads astray there is no guide for him, and He will leave them in their contumacy wandering blindly.
7:187 They ask you about the Hour (of Resurrection) when it will set in. Say: ' Its knowledge is only with my Lord. None but He can manifest it at its time. Heavy is it in the heavens and the earth. It will not overtake you but suddenly'. They ask you, as if you were well-informed of it. Say: ' The knowledge of it is only with Allah, but most people do not know '.
7:188 Say: ' I own for my self neither any benefit nor harm except what Allah may please; and had I known the Unseen, I would have acquired much good, and no evil would have touched me. I am not but a warner and a giver of glad tidings for a people who believe '.
7:189 He it is Who created you from a single soul, and of the same (kind) did He make his mate, that he might take rest in her. So when he covered her, she bore a light burden and passed (sometime) with it. Then when she grew heavy, they both invoked Allah, their Lord: ' If you give us a righteous son, certainly we shall be of the grateful ones '.
7:190 But when He gave them a righteous son, they (Adam's children) ascribed partners to Him in what He had given them. But Exalted is Allah above any partners that they ascribe (to Him) .
7:191 Do they ascribe (to Him) partners that create nothing and themselves are created?
7:192 192- And they can neither help them nor help themselves.
7:193 193- And if you invite them unto guidance, they will not follow you; it is the same to you whether you invite them or whether you are silent.
7:194 Verily those whom you call upon other than Allah are creatures like your own selves. So call on them, then they should answer you if you are truthful.
7:195 Have they feet with which they walk ? Or, have they hands with which they hold (firmly) ? Or, have they eyes with which they see ? Or, have they ears with which they hear ? Say (O' Prophet!) : ' Call your associates, then contrive against me and give me no respite '.
7:196 Verily my guardian is Allah Who sent down the Book, and He guards the righteous.
7:197 And those whom you call upon other than Him can neither help you, nor help themselves.
7:198 And if you call them to guidance, they do not hear; and you see them looking towards you, but they do not see.
7:199 Keep to forgiveness and enjoin kindness, and turn away from the ignorant.
7:200 And if a temptation from Satan afflicts you, then seek refuge in Allah; surely He is All-Hearing, All-Knowing.
7:201 Verily, those who keep from evil, when a visitation from Satan afflicts them they become mindful. Then behold, they see (aright) .
7:202 And their brethren draw them into perverseness, and they do not stop short.
7:203 And when you do not bring them a sign, they say: ' Why do you not choose one? ' Say: ' I follow only what is revealed to me from my Lord. This (Qur'?n) is insight from your Lord, and a guidance and a mercy for a people that believe '.
7:204 And when the Qur'?n is recited, then listen to it and be silent, so that mercy may be shown to you.
7:205 And remember your Lord within your self in humility and awe; without being loud of voice, in the morning and the evening, and do not be of the heedless ones.
7:206 Verily those who are (stationed) near your Lord do not disdain to worship Him, and they glorify Him and prostrate for Him.


   


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