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Quran (Translation)
Table of Contents
About This Translation: 57. AL-HADID (THE IRON)
58. AL-MUJADILA (SHE THAT DISPUTETH)
59. AL-HASHR (EXILE)
1. AL-FAATEHAH (THE KEY) 60. AL-MUMTAHINA (SHE THAT IS TO BE
2. AL-BAQARA (THE COW) EXAMINED)
3. AL-E-IMRAN (THE FAMILY OF 'IMRAN) 61. AS-SAFF (THE RANKS)
4. AN-NISA (WOMEN) 62. AL-JUMUA (THE CONGREGATION)
5. AL-MAEDA (THE TABLE) 63. AL-MUNAFIQOON (THE HYPOCRITES)
6. AL-ANAAM (CATTLE) 64. AT-TAGHABUN (MUTUAL DISILLUSION)
7. AL-ARAF (THE HEIGHTS) 65. AT-TALAQ (DIVORCE)
8. AL-ANFAL (SPOILS OF WAR) 66. AT-TAHRIM (BANNING)
9. AL-TAWBA, BARA'AH (REPENTANCE) 67. AL-MULK (THE SOVEREIGNTY)
10. YUNUS (JONAH) 68. AL-QALAM (THE PEN)
11. HUD (HUD) 69. AL-HAAQQA (THE REALITY)
12. YUSUF (JOSEPH) 70. AL-MAARIJ (THE ASCENDING
13. AL-RAD (THE THUNDER) STAIRWAYS)
14. IBRAHIM (ABRAHAM) 71. NOOH (NOOH)
15. AL-HIJR (AL-HIJR) 72. AL-JINN (THE JINN)
16. AN-NAHL (THE BEE) 73. AL-MUZZAMMIL (THE ENSHROUDED ONE)
17. AL-ISRA (ISRA') 74. AL-MUDDATHTHIR (THE CLOAKED ONE)
18. AL-KAHF (THE CAVE) 75. AL-QIYAMA (THE RISING OF THE DEAD)
19. MARYAM (MARY) 76. AL-INSAN (MAN)
20. TA-HA (TA-HA) 77. AL-MURSALAT (THE EMISSARIES)
21. AL-ANBIYA (THE PROPHETS) 78. AN-NABA (THE TIDINGS)
22. AL-HAJJ (THE PILGRIMAGE) 79. AN-NAZIAT (THOSE WHO DRAG FORTH)
23. AL-MUMENOON (THE BELIEVERS) 80. ABASA (HE FROWNED)
24. AL-NOOR (THE LIGHT) 81. AT-TAKWIR (THE OVERTHROWING)
25. AL-FURQAN (THE CRITERION) 82. AL-INFITAR (THE CLEAVING)
26. AL-SHUARA (THE POETS) 83. AL-MUTAFFIFIN (DEFRAUDING)
27. AL-NAML (THE ANT) 84. AL-INSHIQAQ (THE SUNDERING)
28. AL-QASAS (THE STORY) 85. AL-BUROOJ (THE MANSIONS OF THE
29. AL-ANKABOOT (THE SPIDER) STARS)
30. AL-ROOM (THE ROMANS) 86. AT-TARIQ (THE MORNING STAR)
31. LUQMAN (LUQMAN) 87. AL-ALA (THE MOST HIGH)
32. AS-SAJDA (THE PROSTRATION) 88. AL-GHASHIYA (THE OVERWHELMING)
33. AL-AHZAB (THE CLANS) 89. AL-FAJR (THE DAWN)
34. SABA (SABA) 90. AL-BALAD (THE CITY)
35. FATIR (THE ANGELS) 91. ASH-SHAMS (THE SUN)
36. YA-SEEN (YA-SEEN) 92. AL-LAIL (THE NIGHT)
37. AS-SAAFFAT (THOSE WHO SET THE 93. AD-DHUHA (THE MORNING HOURS)
RANKS) 94. AL-INSHIRAH (SOLACE)
38. SAD (THE LETTER SAD) 95. AT-TIN (THE FIG)
39. AZ-ZUMAR (THE TROOPS) 96. AL-ALAQ (THE CLOT)
40. AL-GHAFIR (THE FORGIVER (GOD) 97. AL-QADR (POWER)
41. FUSSILAT (EXPLAINED IN DETAIL) 98. AL-BAYYINA (THE CLEAR PROOF)
42. ASH-SHURA (COUNCIL) 99. AL-ZALZALA (THE EARTHQUAKE)
43. AZ-ZUKHRUF (ORNAMENTS OF GOLD) 100. AL-ADIYAT (THE COURSER)
44. AD-DUKHAN (SMOKE) 101. AL-QARIA (THE CALAMITY)
45. AL-JATHIYA (CROUCHING) 102. AT-TAKATHUR (RIVALRY IN WORLD
46. AL-AHQAF (THE WIND-CURVED INCREASE)
SANDHILLS) 103. AL-ASR (THE DECLINING DAY)
47. MUHAMMAD (MUHAMMAD) 104. AL-HUMAZA (THE TRADUCER)
48. AL-FATH (VICTORY) 105. AL-FIL (THE ELEPHANT)
49. AL-HUJRAAT (THE PRIVATE 106. QURAISH (WINTER)
APARTMENTS) 107. AL-MAUN (SMALL KINDNESSES)
50. QAF (THE LETTER QAF) 108. AL-KAUTHER (ABUNDANCE)
51. ADH-DHARIYAT (THE WINNOWING 109. AL-KAFIROON (THE DISBELIEVERS)
WINDS) 110. AN-NASR (SUCCOUR)
52. AT-TUR (THE MOUNT) 111. AL-MASADD (PALM FIBRE)
53. AN-NAJM (THE STAR) 112. AL-IKHLAS (SINCERITY)
54. AL-QAMAR (THE MOON) 113. AL-FALAQ (THE DAYBREAK)
55. AR-RAHMAN (THE BENEFICENT)
114. AN-NAS (MANKIND)
56. AL-WAQIA (THE EVENT)

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About This Translation: verse as a separate paragraph. Thus,


one idea or very closely related ideas
It simply is not possible to convey in full are scattered and it has become very
the meaning of the verses of the Holy difficult to form an understandable idea
Quran through translation. All the of what a certain passage is all about.
translations of the Holy Quran have
fallen far behind the linguistic beauty of 2. It is not proper to translate the holy
the original as well as its ideas. Quran by the help of a dictionary alone.

Many people have translated the Holy 3. In order to form an understandable


Quran in to English. Only in this century idea of what a certain passage of the
about 30 translations 21 By Muslims 9 holy Quran means one needs to be
by non-Muslims (according to the aware of the usage of the terms and the
quarterly journal of Hamdard Islamicus, language by the holy Quran itself, the
of Karachi, Pakistan, Vol. 11 # 4 of context of such passages, such as
winter 1986) have been published in historical and theological environments
English language alone. When this much etc.
translation of the same book is available
one would naturally think of it as more For the same reason one must also be
then enough. A long time ago a friend aware of the extensive scholarly works
wanted to publish an English translation being conducted and the progress
of the holy Quran and he needed an achieved today in the Islamic
opinion as to which one of the two Seminaries, the theological and learning
translations that he had in mind would centers of the principles of jurisprudence
be more proper to publish. and Shari'a.

I started to read the particular As having been a student of the Islamic


translations but, in many cases, could Seminary of Najaf, Iraq and Qum, Iran it
not form out of those translations an would not be difficult for one to consult
understandable idea of what the best works of commentaries of the holy
translation of a certain passage of the Quran to reach the goals stated in (3).
holy Quran was all about. I asked some
high school students to read certain It was possible, instead of spending all
passages of those translations. They also the time for a new translation, to publish
were facing the same difficulty as I did. explanatory notes with any of the
existing translations by the permission of
1. One reason for such unclarity of these the translator. But with existing
translations is the paragraphing. translations there were the problems of
obvious mistakes, the out-come of
In the Arabic text of the Holy Quran in translations where help of commentaries
many cases several verses may deal with is needed, unclarity of the ideas and
the same or very closely related ideas. inaccuracies or the archaic type of
translations.
For clarity all of such ideas should be
stated in one paragraph but most
English translations have written each

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In this translation: "Sarwar, Sheikh Muhammad, The Holy


Qura'n Arabic Text and English
(a) Commentary Works consulted for Translation (Elmhurst, 1981,1 edn.
clarification were Al-mizan By Without any notes this explanatory
Allama Taba Taba'i and Mujma'ul translation paraphrases the contents of
Bayan by Allama Tabasi, which is the Qur'an in a lucid style."
famous in quoting the usage of
Arabic language by the poets and Reading the Holy Quran, reflecting upon
orators pre and contemporary to the the meaning of its verses and practicing
emergence of the Holy Quran. what the Holy Quran preaches all are
(b) Translation of all verses dealing with virtuous deeds.
one idea or very closely related ones
is arranged in paragraphs but such Online users:
arrangements do not in any way or
form adversely affect the order of the Copyright 2004-2005 - AVINY.COM -
original text. All Rights Reserved

Once the reader has an understandable


idea of a passage of the holy Quran then
by reading very often finds out the holy
Quran very successful in conveying the
principles of Divine message to people.

It, however, should be noted that the


need for explanatory notes about certain
passages of the holy Quran does not
deprive one of benefiting from a simple
translation. With the intention to follow
the Truth and some degree of general
knowledge, reading a translation of the
Holy Quran very often and sincerely,
there is no doubt, one can benefit a great
deal from a translation of the holy
Quran; it is the text of Divine guidance
for mankind.

The favorable response of the readers of


the first edition of this translation
indicates clearly that the efforts of
achieving clarity of the translation has
been successful, by the grace of God.
The following quotation is from
Hamdard Islamicus, mentioned above:

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THE OPENING (al-fatihah) (1) [2:10.] A sickness exists in their hearts to


which God adds more sickness. Besides
Number of Verses: 7 this, they will suffer a painful
punishment as a result of the lie which
they speak (2:10).
[1:1.] In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the [2:11.] When they are told not to commit
Merciful (1) corruption in the land, they reply, "We
[1:2.] All praise belongs to God, Lord of the are only reformers" (2:11).
Universe, (2) [2:12.] They, certainly, are corrupt but do not
[1:3.] the Beneficent, the Merciful (3) realize it (2:12).
[1:4.] and Master of the Day of Judgment (4). [2:13.] When they are told to believe as
[1:5.] (Lord), You alone We do worship and everyone else does, they say, "Should
from You alone we do seek assistance (5). we believe as fools do?" In fact, they
[1:6.] (Lord), guide us to the right path, (6) themselves are fools, but they do not
[1:7.] the path of those to whom You have know it (2:13).
granted blessings, those who are neither [2:14.] To the believers they declare belief and,
subject to Your anger nor have gone in secret to their own devils, they say,
astray (7) . "We were only mocking" (2:14).
[2:15.] God mocks them and gives them time to
continue blindly in their transgressions
(2:15).
[2:16.] They have traded guidance for error, but
THE COW (al-baqarah) (2)
their bargain has had no profit and they
have missed the true guidance (2:16).
Number of Verses: 286 [2:17.] (Their case) is like that of one who
kindles a fire and when it grows bright
In the Name of God, the Beneficent, the God takes away its light leaving him in
darkness (wherein) he cannot see
Merciful
(anything) (2:17).
[2:18.] They are deaf, blind, and dumb and
[2:1.] Alif. Lam. Mim. (2:1) cannot regain their senses(2:18).
[2:2.] There is no doubt that this book is a [2:19.] Or it is like that of a rain storm with
guide for the pious; (2:2) darkness, thunder, and lightning
[2:3.] the pious who believe in the unseen, approaching. They cover their ears for
attend to prayer, give in charity part of fear of thunder and death. God
what We have granted them; (2:3) encompasses those who deny His words
[2:4.] who have faith in what has been (2:19).
revealed to you and others before you [2:20.] The lightning almost takes away their
and have strong faith in the life vision. When the lightning brightens
hereafter (2:4). their surroundings, they walk and when
[2:5.] It is the pious who follow the guidance it is dark, they stand still. Had God
of their Lord and gain lasting happiness wanted, He could have taken away their
(2:5). hearing and their vision. God has power
[2:6.] Those who deny your message will not over all things (2:20).
believe whether you warn them or not [2:21.] People, worship your Lord who created
(2:6). you and those who lived before you, so
[2:7.] God has sealed their hearts and hearing that you may become pious (2:21).
and their vision is veiled; a great [2:22.] Worship God who has rendered the
punishment awaits them (2:7). earth as a floor for you and the sky as a
[2:8.] Some people say, "We believe in God dome for you and has sent water down
and the Day of Judgment," but they are from the sky to produce fruits for your
not true believers (2:8). sustenance. Do not knowingly set up
[2:9.] They deceive God and the believers. anything as an equal to God (2:22).
However, they have deceived no one [2:23.] Should you have any doubt about what
but themselves, a fact of which they are We have revealed to Our servant,
not aware (2:9). present one chapter comparable to it

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and call all your supporters, besides the angels, asking them to tell Him the
God, if your claim is true (2:23). names of these beings, if the angels
[2:24.] If you do not produce such a were true to their claim (that they more
chapterÅand you never willÅthen guard deserved to be His deputies on earth)
yourselves against the fire whose fuel (2:31).
will be people and stones and is [2:32.] The angels replied, "You are glorious
prepared for those who hide the Truth indeed! We do not know more than
(2:24). what You have taught us. You alone are
All-knowing and All-wise" (2:32).
(Muhammad), tell the righteously [2:33.] The Lord said to Adam, "Tell the names
striving believers of the happy news, of the beings to the angels." When
that for them there are gardens wherein Adam said their names, the Lord said,
streams flow. Whenever they get any "Did I not tell you (angels) that I know
fruit from the gardens as food, they will the secrets of the heavens and the earth
say, "This is just what we had before and all that you reveal or hide?" (2:33)
(we came here). [2:34.] When We told the angels to prostrate
before Adam, they all obeyed except
[2:25.] These fruits are produced very much Iblis (Satan) who abstained out of pride
like them (those we had before)." They and so he became one of those who
deny the truth (2:34).
will have purified spouses and it is they
who will live forever (2:25). [2:35.] We told Adam to stay with his spouse
[2:26.] God does not hesitate to set forth (Eve) in the garden and enjoy the foods
therein, but not to go near a certain tree
parables of anything even a gnat. The
believers know that it is the truth from lest he become one of the transgressors
their Lord, but those who deny the truth (2:35).
[2:36.] Satan made Adam and his spouse err
say, "What does God mean by such
parables?" In fact, by such parables God and caused them to abandon the state in
misleads and guides many. However, which they had been living. Then We
said, "Descend, you are each other's
He only misleads the evil doers (2:26)
[2:27.] who break their established covenant enemies! The earth will be a dwelling
place for you and it will provide you
with Him and the relations He has
commanded to be kept and who spread with sustenance for an appointed time
evil in the land. These are the ones who (2:36).
[2:37.] Adam was inspired by some words (of
lose a great deal (2:27).
[2:28.] How dare you deny the existence of prayer) through which he received
God Who gave you life when you forgiveness from his Lord, for He is
All-forgiving and All-merciful (2:37).
initially had no life. He will cause you
to die and bring you to life again. Then [2:38.] We ordered them all to get out of the
you will return to His Presence (2:28). garden and told them that when Our
guidance came to them, those who
[2:29.] It is He who created everything on earth
for you. Then, directing His order would follow it would have neither fear
towards the realm above, He turned it nor grief (2:38).
[2:39.] But those who would deny the Truth
into seven heavens. He has knowledge
of all things (2:29). and reject Our revelations would be the
[2:30.] When your Lord said to the angels, "I companions of the Fire in which they
would live forever. (2:39)
am appointing someone as my deputy
on earth," they said (almost protesting), [2:40.] Children of Israel, recall My favors
"Are you going to appoint one who will which you enjoyed. Fulfill your
covenant with Me and I shall fulfill
commit corruption and bloodshed
therein, even though we (are the ones Mine. Revere only Me (2:40).
[2:41.] Believe in My revelations (Quran) that
who) commemorate Your Name and
confirms what I revealed to you ( about
glorify You?" The Lord said, "I know
that which you do not know" (2:30). Prophet Muhammad in your Scripture).
[2:42.] Do not be the first ones to deny it nor
[2:31.] He taught Adam all the names. Then He
introduced (some intelligent beings) to sell My revelations for a small price,
but have fear of Me (2:41).

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[2:43.] Do not mix truth with falsehood and do [2:56.] Then We brought you back to life in the
not deliberately hide the truth (2:42). hope that you might appreciate Our
[2:44.] Be steadfast in prayer, pay the religious favors (2:56).
tax (zakat) and bow down in worship [2:57.] We provided you with shade from the
with those who do the same. (2:43) clouds and sent down manna and quails
[2:45.] Would you order people to do good as the best pure sustenance for you to
deeds and forget to do them yourselves eat. They (children of Israel) did not
even though you read the Book? Why wrong Us but wronged themselves.
do you not think? (2:44). (2:57)
[2:46.] Help yourselves (in your affairs) with [2:58.] (Children of Israel, recall My favors)
patience and prayer. It is a difficult task when We told you, "Enter this city,
indeed, but not for the humble ones enjoy eating whatever you want therein,
(2:45) who are certain of their meeting prostrate yourselves and ask forgiveness
with their Lord and their return to Him. when passing through the gate, and We
(2:46) shall forgive your sins, and add to the
[2:47.] Children of Israel, recall My favors to rewards of the righteous ones" (2:58).
you and the preference that I gave to [2:59.] The unjust ones among you changed
you over all nations (2:47). what they were told to say. Then, We
[2:48.] Have fear of the day when every soul afflicted them with a torment from the
will be responsible for itself. No heavens for their evil deeds. (2:59)
intercession or ransom will be accepted [2:60.] When Moses prayed for rain, We told
and no one will receive help. (2:48) him to strike the rock with his staff.
[2:49.] (Children of Israel, recall My favor) of Thereupon twelve fountains gushed out
saving you from the Pharaoh's people of the rock and each tribe knew their
who afflicted you with the worst kind of drinking place. The Lord told them,
cruelty, slaying your sons and sparing "Eat and drink from God's bounties and
your women. Your suffering was indeed do not abuse the earth with corruption."
a great trial from your Lord (2:49). (2:60)
[2:50.] We parted the sea to save you and [2:61.] When you demanded Moses to provide
drowned Pharaoh's people before your you with a variety of food, saying, "We
very eyes. (2:50) no longer have patience with only one
[2:51.] Then We called Moses for an kind of food, ask your Lord to grow
appointment of forty nights. You began green herbs, cucumbers, corn, lentils,
to worship the calf in his absence, doing and onions for us," Moses replied,
wrong to yourselves (2:51). "Would you change what is good for
[2:52.] Afterwards, We forgave you so that you what is worse? Go to any town and you
would perhaps appreciate Our favors will get what you want." Despised and
(2:52). afflicted with destitution, they brought
[2:53.] We gave Moses the Book and the the wrath of God back upon themselves,
criteria (of discerning right from wrong) for they denied the evidence (of the
so that perhaps you would be rightly existence of God) and murdered His
guided. (2:53) Prophets without reason; they were
[2:54.] Moses said to his people, "My people, disobedient transgressors. (2:61)
you have done wrong to yourselves by [2:62.] However, those who have become
worshipping the calf. Seek pardon from believers (the Muslims), and the Jews,
your Lord and slay yourselves." He told the Christians and the Sabaeans who
them that it would be best for them in believe in God and the Day of Judgment
the sight of their Lord, Who would and strive righteously will receive their
forgive them, for He is All-forgiving reward from the Lord and will have
and All-merciful. (2:54) nothing to fear nor will they be grieved.
[2:55.] When you argued with Moses, saying (2:62)
that you were not going to believe him [2:63.] Children of Israel, recall when We
unless you could see God with your made a covenant with you, raised
own eyes, the swift wind struck you and Mount Tur (Sinai) above you and told
you could do nothing but watch (2:55). you to receive earnestly what We had
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you would protect yourselves against torn apart and others tumble down in
evil (2:63). awe before God. God does not ignore
[2:64.] Again you turned away. Had God's what you do. (2:74)
Grace and His Mercy not existed in [2:75.] Do you, the believers in truth, desire the
your favor, you would certainly have unbelievers to believe you? There was a
been lost. (2:64) group among them who would hear the
[2:65.] You certainly knew about those among word of God and understand it. Then
you who were transgressors on the they would purposely misinterpret it
Sabbath. We commanded them, (2:75).
"Become detested apes," (2:65) [2:76.] On meeting the believers, they would
[2:66.] in order to set up an example for their declare belief but to each other they
contemporaries and coming generations would say, "How would you (against
and to make it a reminder for the pious. your own interests) tell them (believers)
(2:66) about what God has revealed to you (in
[2:67.] When Moses said to his people, "God the Bible of the truthfulness of the
commands you to sacrifice a cow," they Prophet Muhammad)? They will
asked, "Are you mocking us?" "God present it as evidence to prove you
forbid, how would I be so ignorant," wrong before your Lord. Do you not
said Moses (2:67). realize it?" (2:76)
[2:68.] They demanded, "Ask your Lord to [2:77.] Do they not know that God knows
describe the kind of cow He wants us to whatever they conceal or reveal? (2:77)
slaughter." Moses explained, "It must [2:78.] Some of them are illiterate and have no
be neither too old nor too young, thus knowledge of the Book except for what
do whatever you are commanded to they know from legends and fantasy.
do." Moses then told them to do as they They are only relying on conjecture.
were ordered. (2:68) (2:78)
[2:69.] They further demanded Moses to ask [2:79.] Woe to those who write the Book
the Lord what color the cow has to be. themselves and say, "This is from God,"
Moses answered, "The Lord says that so that they may sell it for a small price!
the cow must be yellow, a beautiful Woe unto them for what they have done
yellow" (2:69). and for what they have gained! (2:79)
[2:70.] They said, "We are confused about the [2:80.] They have said, "Hell fire will never
cow, for to us all cows look alike. Ask harm us except for just a few days."
your Lord to tell us exactly what the (Muhammad), ask them, "Have you
cow looks like, so that God willing, we made such agreements with God Who
shall have the right description." (2:70) never breaks any of His agreements or
[2:71.] (Moses) said, "The Lord says that it you just ascribe to Him that which you
must not have even tilled the soil nor do not know? (2:80)
irrigated the fields and it must be free of [2:81.] There is no doubt that evil doers who
blemishes and flaws." They said, "Now are engulfed in sins are the companions
you have given us the right of hell fire wherein they will live
description." After almost failing to find forever (2:81).
it, they slaughtered the cow. (2:71) [2:82.] As for the righteously striving believers,
[2:72.] When you murdered someone, each one they will be among the people of
of you tried to accuse others of being Paradise wherein they will live forever.
guilty. However, God made public what (2:82)
you were hiding (2:72). [2:83.] We made a covenant with the children
[2:73.] We said, "Strike the person slain with of Israel that they should not worship
some part of the cow." That is how God anyone except Me, that they should
brings the dead to life and shows you serve their parents, relatives, orphans,
His miracles so that you might have and the destitute, that they should speak
understanding (2:73). righteous words to people, and that they
[2:74.] Thereafter, your hearts turned as hard as should be steadfast in their prayers and
rocks or even harder for some rocks pay the religious tax. But soon after you
give way to the streams to flow. Water made this covenant, all but a few of you
comes out of some rocks when they are broke it heedlessly. (2:83)

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[2:84.] We made a covenant with you that you the servant of God whom He has, by
should not shed each other's blood or His Grace, chosen to grant His message.
expel each other from your homeland. They have brought upon themselves
You accepted and bore witness to this God's wrath in addition to the wrath that
covenant, (2:84) yet you murdered each they had incurred upon themselves for
other and forced a number of your their previous sins. The disbelievers
people out of their homeland, helping will suffer a humiliating torment. (2:90)
each other to commit sin and to be [2:91.] When they are told to believe n God's
hostile to one another. When you had revelations, they reply, "We believe
expelled people from their homeland only in what God has revealed to us,"
and later they had been made captives but they disbelieve His other true
(of other people), you then paid their revelations, even though these
ransom (thinking that it was a righteous revelations confirms their own
deed). (original) Scripture. (Muhammad) ask
[2:85.] God forbade you to expel these people them, "Why did you murder God's
in the first place. Do you believe in one Prophets if you were true believers?"
part of the Book and not in the other? (2:91)
Those who behave in this way shall [2:92.] (Moses) brought you certain miracles.
reap disgrace in this world and severe Not very long after, you began
punishment on the Day of Resurrection. worshipping the calf which was nothing
God is not unaware of things that you but senseless cruelty to yourselves.
do (2:85). (2:92)
[2:86.] They have traded the life hereafter in [2:93.] (Children of Israel) when We made a
exchange for their worldly life. Their covenant with you, raised Mount Tur
punishment will not be eased nor will (Sinai) above you, and told you to
they receive help. (2:86) receive devotedly what We had
[2:87.] We gave the Book to Moses and made revealed to you and to listen to it, you
the Messengers follow in his path. To said that you had listened but you
Jesus, the son of Mary, We gave the disobeyed. They denied the truth and
miracles and supported him by the Holy became totally devoted and full of love
Spirit. Why do you arrogantly belie for the calf. (Muhammad) tell these
some Messengers and murder others people, "If, in fact, you are true
whenever they have brought you believers, then what your faith
messages that you dislike? (2:87) commands you to do is evil." (2:93)
[2:88.] They have said that their hearts cannot [2:94.] (Muhammad), tell them, "If your claim
understand (what you, Muhammad, is true that the home with God in the
say). God has condemned them for their everlasting life hereafter is for you
denial of the Truth. There are a very alone, you should have a longing for
few of them who have faith (2:88). death" (2:94).
[2:95.] But they can never have a longing for
When a Book came to them from God death because of what they have done.
which confirms what is with them (the God knows the unjust well. (2:95)
fact of truthfulness of the Prophet [2:96.] However, you will find them the
Muhammad in their Scripture), and, greediest of all men, even more than the
despite the fact that they had been pagans, for life. They would each gladly
praying for victory over the disbelievers live for a thousand years, but such a
(by the help of the truthful Prophet), long life would not save them from the
they refuse to accept this book, even torment. God sees what they do. (2:96)
though they know it (to be the Truth). [2:97.] (Muhammad), tell the people, whoever
is an enemy to Gabriel who has
delivered the Book to your heart as a
[2:89.] May God condemn those who hide the
guide and as joyful news to the
Truth! (2:89)
[2:90.] Evil is that for which they have sold believers, (2:97)
[2:98.] and as a confirmation of (original)
their souls: They have refused to accept
God's revelations in rebellion against Scripture and whoever is the enemy of
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Gabriel and Michael, should know that [2:105.] (Muhammad) the disbelievers among
God is the enemy of those who hide the the People of the Book and the pagans
Truth (2:98). do not like to see anything good
[2:99.] (Muhammad) We have given you revealed to you from your Lord. God
enlightening authority. Only the wicked reserves His mercy for whomever He
sinners deny it. (2:99) chooses. The generosity of God is great.
[2:100.] Why is it that every time they (the (2:105)
Jews) make a covenant, some of them [2:106.] For whatever sign We change or
abandon it. Most of them do not even eliminate or cause to recede into
believe (2:100). oblivion, We bring forth a better sign,
[2:101.] When a Messenger of God came to one that is identical. Do you not know
them confirming the ( original) that God has power over all things?
revelation that they already had (2:106).
received, a group of those who had the [2:107.] Do you not know that the kingdom of
Scripture with them, threw the Book of the heavens and the earth belongs to
God behind their backs as if they did God and that no one is your guardian or
not know anything about it. (2:101) helper besides Him? (2:107)
[2:108.] Do you want to address the Prophet in
They followed the incantations that the the same manner in which Moses was
devils used against the kingdom of addressed? Anyone who exchanges
Solomon. Solomon did not hide the belief for disbelief has certainly gone
truth but the devils did. They taught down the wrong path. (2:108)
magic to the people and whatever was [2:109.] Once you have accepted the faith, many
revealed to the two angels, Harut and of the People of the Book would love,
Marut, in Babylon. The two angels did out of envy, to turn you back to
not teach anything to anyone without disbelief, even after the Truth has
saying, "Our case is a temptation for the become evident to them. Have
people, so do not hide the truth." forgiveness and bear with them until
God issues His order. God has power
People learned something from the two over all things (2:109).
[2:110.] Be steadfast in your prayer and pay the
angels that could cause discord between
a man and his wife. However, they religious tax. You will receive a good
could harm no one except by the reward from God for all your good
works. God is Well-aware of what you
permission of God. In fact, the (people)
learned things that would harm them do. (2:110)
and render them no benefit. They knew [2:111.] They have said that no one can ever go
to Paradise except the Jews or
very well that one who engaged in
witchcraft would have no reward in the Christians, but this is only what they
life hereafter. hope. Ask them to prove that their claim
is true (2:111).
[2:112.] However, one who accepts Islam in
[2:102.] Would that they had known that they submission to God and does good, will
had sold their souls for that which is have his reward with God. Such people
vile! (2:102). will have nothing to fear nor to grieve
[2:103.] Would that they had known that if they about. (2:112)
had embraced the faith and avoided [2:113.] The Jews accuse the Christians of
evil, they would have received better having no basis for their religion and
rewards from God. (2:103) the Christians accuse the Jews of having
[2:104.] Believers, do not address the Prophet as no basis for their religion, even though
ra'ina (whereby the Jews, in their own both sides read the Scripture. The
accent, meant: Would that you would ignorant ones say the same thing. God
never hear, but call him unzurna) will issue His decree about their dispute
(meaning: Please speak to us slowly so on the Day of Judgment. (2:113)
that we understand), and then listen. [2:114.] Who is more unjust than those who
The unbelievers will face a painful strive to destroy the mosques and
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Name of God therein who could not He said, "I am appointing you as the
enter the mosques except with fear. leader of mankind." Abraham asked,
They, (the unjust ones), will be "Will this leadership also continue
disgraced in this life and will receive through my descendants?" The Lord
great torment in the life hereafter. replied, "The unjust do not have the
(2:114) right to exercise My authority." (2:124)
[2:115.] The East and the West belong to God. [2:125.] We made the house (in Mecca) as a
Wherever you turn, you are always in place of refuge and sanctuary for men.
the presence of God. God is Munificent Adopt the place where Abraham stood
and Omniscient. (2:115) as a place for prayer. We advised
[2:116.] They, (the People of the Book), have Abraham and Ishmael to keep My
said that God has taken for Himself a house clean for the pilgrims, the
son. He is too glorious to have a son. To worshippers and for those who bow
Him belongs all that is in the heavens down and prostrate themselves in
and the earth. All pray in obedience to worship. (2:125)
Him (2:116). [2:126.] When Abraham prayed to the Lord
[2:117.] God is the Originator of the heavens saying ,"Lord, make this town a place
and the earth. Whenever He decides to of security and provide those in the
do anything, He just commands it to town who believe in God and the Day
exist and it comes into existence. of Judgement, with plenty," God
(2:117) replied, "I shall allow those who hide
[2:118.] The ignorant have asked, "Why does He the truth to enjoy themselves for a
not speak to us and why has no while. Then I shall drive them into the
evidence come to show us (that He torment of hell fire, a terrible
exists)?" People before them had also destination!" (2:126)
asked such questions. They all think in [2:127.] While Abraham and Ishmael were
the same way. We have already made raising the foundation of the house, they
the evidence very clear for those who prayed, "Lord, accept our labor. You
have certainty (2:118). are All-hearing and All-knowing
[2:119.] We have sent you (Muhammad) for a (2:127).
genuine purpose to proclaim glad news [2:128.] Lord, make us good Muslims (one who
and warnings. You will not be blamed submits himself to God) and from our
for the dwellers of blazing hell. (2:119) descendants make a good Muslim
[2:120.] The Jews and Christians will never be nation. Teach us the rules of worship
pleased with you unless you follow and accept our repentance; You are All-
their faith. (Muhammad) tell them that forgiving and All-merciful. (2:128)
the guidance of God is the only true [2:129.] Lord, send to them (our descendants) a
guidance. If you follow their wishes Messenger of their own who will recite
after all the knowledge that has come to to them Your revelations, teach them
you, you will no longer have God as the Book, give them wisdom, and purify
your guardian and helper." (2:120) them. You alone are the Majestic and
[2:121.] Those (of the People of the Book) who the Most Wise." (2:129)
have received Our Book (Quran), and [2:130.] No one turns away from Abraham's
read it thoroughly, believe in it. Those Tradition except one who makes a fool
who disbelieve the Book are certainly of himself. To Abraham We have
losers. (2:121) granted distinction in this world and in
[2:122.] Children of Israel, recall My favor to the life hereafter he will be among the
you and the preference that I gave to righteous ones (2:130).
you over all the other nations (2:122). [2:131.] When God commanded Abraham to
[2:123.] Have fear of the day when every soul submit, he replied, "I have submitted
will be responsible for itself, no ransom myself to the Will of the Lord of the
will be accepted for it, no intercession universe." (2:131)
will be of any benefit to it and no one [2:132.] Abraham left this legacy to his sons
will receive any help. (2:123) and, in turn, so did Jacob saying, "God
[2:124.] When his Lord tested Abraham's faith, has chosen this religion for you. You
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a Muslim (submitted to the will of the has given to him?" God is not unaware
Lord of the Universe)." (2:132) of what you do. (2:140)
[2:133.] Were you (believers) there when death [2:141.] That nation is gone, they have reaped
approached Jacob? When he asked his what they sowed and the same applies
sons, "Whom will you worship after my to you. You are not responsible for their
death?" They replied, "We will worship deeds. (2:141)
your Lord, the Lord of your fathers, [2:142.] Fools will soon say, "What has made
Abraham, Ishmael, and Isaac. He is the them (Muslims) change the direction to
only Lord, and to Him we have which they had been facing during their
submitted ourselves." (2:133) prayers (the qibla) ?"
[2:134.] That nation (children of Abraham) is
gone. They have reaped what they (Muhammad), tell them, "Both the East
sowed, and the same applies to you. and West belong to God and He guides
You are not responsible for their deeds. (whomever He wants), to the right
(2:134) direction." (2:142)
[2:135.] The Jews and the Christians have asked
the Muslims to accept their faith to have
[2:143.] We have made you (true Muslims) a
the right guidance. (Muhammad) tell moderate nation so that you could be an
them, "We would rather follow the example for all people and the Prophet
upright religion of Abraham who was
an example for you.
not a pagan" (2:135).
[2:136.] (Muslims), say, "We believe in God and
what He has revealed to us and to The direction which you had been
Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac, and their facing during your prayers (the qibla)
descendants, and what was revealed to was only made in order that We would
Moses, Jesus, and the Prophets from know who would follow the Messenger
their Lord. We make no distinction and who would turn away.
among them and to God we have
submitted ourselves." (2:136) It was a hard test but not for those to whom God
[2:137.] If they have faith in all that you believe, has given guidance. God did not want to
they will have the right guidance, but if make your previous prayers worthless;
they turn away, it would be for no God is Compassionate and All-merciful.
reason other than their own malice. God (2:143)
is a Sufficient defender for you against
them; He is All-hearing and All- [2:144.] We certainly saw you (Muhammad)
knowing. (2:137) often turn your face to the sky, so We
[2:138.] Say, "Belief in God and following the shall instruct you to face a qibla that
guidance of Islam are God's means of you will like.
purification for us. Islam is the baptism
of God. No one is a better baptizer than (Muhammad) during prayer, turn your
He and we Muslims worship Him." face towards the Sacred Mosque (in
(2:138) Makkah). Muslims, also, wherever you
[2:139.] (Muhammad), ask the People of the are, during your prayers, turn your faces
Book, "Why should you argue with us towards the Sacred Mosque.
about God, Who is our Lord as well as
yours, when we are sincere in our belief
The People of the Book certainly know
in God? (2:139).
that this command (to change the qibla)
[2:140.] Everyone will be responsible for his
is truly from their Lord. God is not
own deeds. Do you (People of the
unaware of what they do. (2:144)
Book) claim that Abraham, Ishmael,
Isaac, and their descendants were Jews
or Christians?" Ask them, "Who [2:145.] Even if you were to bring all kinds of
possesses greater knowledge, you or authoritative proof to the People of the
God? Who is more unjust than one who Book, they still would not accept your
refuses to testify to the truth that God qibla, nor would you accept theirs, nor
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Were you to follow their desires after (Muhammad), give glad news to the
all the knowledge that has come to you, people who have patience (2:155)
you would certainly have been one of [2:156.] and in difficulty say, "We are the
the unjust. (2:145) servants of God and to Him we shall all
return" (2:156).
[2:146.] Those to whom We have given the [2:157.] It is they who will receive blessings and
Book (Bible), know you (Muhammad) mercy from God and who follow the
just as a well as they know their sons. It right guidance. (2:157)
is certain that some of them deliberately [2:158.] Safa and Marwah (names of two places
hide the truth. (2:146) in Mecca) are reminders of God. It is no
[2:147.] Never doubt that the essence of truth sin for one who visits the Sacred House
comes from your Lord (2:147). (in Mecca) to walk seven times between
[2:148.] Every one pursues his goal. Compete (Safa and Marwah.) Whoever willingly
with each other in performing good does a good deed in obedience to God,
deeds. Wherever you are, God will will find God All-knowing and Fully
bring you all together. God has power Appreciative. (2:158)
over all things. (2:148) [2:159.] Those who hide the authoritative proofs
[2:149.] (Muhammad), wherever you go, turn and the guidance that We have revealed,
your face towards the Sacred Mosque after it has been made clear for the
(in Mecca). People of the Book, will be condemned
by God and those who have the right to
This is the truth from your Lord who is condemn (2:159).
[2:160.] However, I shall accept the repentance
not unaware of what you do (2:149).
of those of them who repent for their
sins, reform their manners, and preach
[2:150.] (Muhammad) wherever you go, turn the truth; I am All-forgiving and All-
your face to the Sacred Mosque and merciful. (2:160)
Muslims, wherever you are, turn your [2:161.] Those who deny My existence and die
faces in the same direction so that no with such attitude will be subject to the
group of people, except the unjust condemnation of God, the angels, and
among them, would have any reason all people (2:161).
against you and so that I may establish [2:162.] They will live condemned forever, will
My commandments for your people to have no relief from the torment, and no
have proper guidance. (The unjust may attention will be paid to them. (2:162)
criticize you) but do not fear them, fear [2:163.] Our Lord is the only Lord. There is no
only Me. (2:150) God but He, the Beneficent and
[2:151.] As We have sent a Messenger from Merciful. (2:163)
your own people to show you evidence [2:164.] The creation of the heavens and the
about Me, to purify you from sins, to earth, the alternation of nights and days,
teach you the Book, give you wisdom the ships that sail in the sea for the
and instruct you in that which you did benefit of the people, the water that God
not know, (2:151) sends from the sky to revive the dead
[2:152.] therefore, remember Me and I shall earth where He has scattered all kinds
remember you. Thank Me and do not of animals, the winds of all directions,
hide the truth about Me. (2:152) and the clouds rendered for service
[2:153.] Believers, help yourselves (in your between the sky and the earth are all
affairs) through patience and prayer; evidence (of His existence) for those
God is with those who have patience. who use their reason. (2:164)
(2:153) [2:165.] Some people consider certain things
[2:154.] Do not consider those who are slain for equal to God and love them just as one
the cause of God to be dead. They are should love God. However, the
alive but you are unaware of them strongest of the believers' love is their
(2:154). love of God. Had the unjust been able to
[2:155.] We shall test you through fear, hunger, reflect about their condition, when
loss of life, property, and crops . facing the torment, they would have had
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and that He is stern in His retribution. [2:176.] God has revealed the Book in all Truth
(2:165) and those who dispute it are filled with
[2:166.] When the leaders see the torment and malice which has taken them far away
lose all their resources, they will from the truth. (2:176)
denounce their followers (2:166). [2:177.] Righteousness is not determined by
[2:167.] The followers will say, "Had we had the facing East or West during prayer.
chance we also would have denounced Righteousness consists of the belief in
our leaders." That is how God will show God, the Day of Judgment, the angels,
them their regrettable deeds. They will the Books of God, His Prophets; to give
not be able to escape from hell fire. money for the love of God to relatives,
(2:167) orphans, the destitute, and those who
[2:168.] People, eat of the good and lawful are on a journey and in urgent need of
things on earth. Do not follow the money, beggars; to set free slaves and
footsteps of Satan; he is clearly your to be steadfast in prayer, to pay the
enemy (2:168). religious tax (zakat) to fulfill one's
[2:169.] He tries to make you do evil and promises, and to exercise patience in
shameful things and speak against God poverty, in distress, and in times of war.
without knowledge. (2:169) Such people who do these are truly
[2:170.] When some people are asked to follow righteous and pious. (2:177)
the revelations of God, they say, "We [2:178.] Believers, in case of murder, the death
would rather follow what our fathers penalty is the sanctioned retaliation: a
have followed," even though their free man for a free man, a slave for a
fathers had no understanding and could slave, and a female for a female.
not find the true guidance (2:170). However, if the convicted person
[2:171.] Preaching to unbelievers is like talking receives pardon from the aggrieved
to someone who cannot hear anything party, the prescribed rules of
except yells and shouts. They are deaf, compensation must be followed
dumb, and blind; they have no accordingly. This is a merciful
understanding. (2:171) alteration from your Lord. Whoever
[2:172.] Believers, eat from the good things that transgresses against it will face a
We have given you and give thanks to painful punishment. (2:178)
God if you worship only Him (2:172). [2:179.] People of understanding, the law of the
[2:173.] God has forbidden you to eat that which death penalty as retaliation grants you
has not been properly slaughtered, life so that perhaps you will have fear of
blood, pork, and the flesh of any animal God. (2:179)
which has not been consecrated with a [2:180.] If one of you facing death can leave a
mention of the Name of God. However, legacy, he should bequeath it to his
in an emergency, without the intention parents and relatives, according to the
of transgression or repeating law. This is the duty of the pious
transgression, one will not be (2:180).
considered to have committed a sin. [2:181.] Whoever intentionally changes the will
God is All-forgiving and All-merciful. of a deceased person, he has committed
(2:173) a sin. God is All-hearing and All-
[2:174.] Those who receive some small gain by knowing. (2:181)
hiding the Books which God has [2:182.] One who is afraid of the testator's
revealed, have, in fact, filled up their deviations and sin and settles the matter
stomachs with fire. God will not speak among the parties involved, he has not
with them on the Day of Judgment, nor committed a sin. God is All-forgiving
will He purify them; instead, they will and All-merciful. (2:182)
face a painful torment (2:174). [2:183.] Believers, fasting has been made
[2:175.] They have exchanged guidance for error mandatory for you as it was made
and forgiveness for torment. What mandatory for the people before you, so
makes them seek the fire so earnestly that you may have fear of God (2:183).
(for they are doomed to be punished)? [2:184.] Fasting is only for a certain number of
(2:175) days. One who is sick or on a journey
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another time. Those who can afford a that they are there to indicate to people
redemption should feed a poor person. the phases of time and the pilgrimage
Good deeds performed on one's own season. It is not a righteous act to enter
initiative will be rewarded. However, houses from the back. Righteousness is
fasting is better and will be rewarded. to be pious and enter the houses from
Would that you knew this! (2:184) the front door. Have fear of God so that
[2:185.] The month of Ramadan is the month in perhaps you will have lasting happiness.
which the Quran was revealed; a guide (2:189)
for the people, the most authoritative of [2:190.] Fight for the cause of God, those who
all guidance and a criteria to discern fight you, but do not transgress, for God
right from wrong. Anyone of you who does not love the transgressors (2:190).
knows that the month of Ramadan has [2:191.] Slay them wherever you may catch
begun, he must start to fast. Those who them and expel them from the place
are sick or on a journey have to fast the from which they expelled you. The sin
same number of days at another time. of disbelief in God is greater than
God does not impose any hardship upon committing murder. Do not fight them
you. He wants you to have comfort so in the vicinity of the Sacred Mosque in
that you may complete the fast, glorify Mecca unless they start to fight. Then
God for His having given you guidance, slay them for it is the recompense that
and that, perhaps, you would give Him the disbelievers deserve (2:191).
thanks. (2:185) [2:192.] If they give up disbelief and fighting,
[2:186.] (Muhammad), if any of My servants God is All-forgiving and All-merciful.
ask you about Me, tell them that the (2:192)
Lord says, "I am near; I accept the [2:193.] Fight them so that there will be no
prayers of those who pray." Let My disbelief in God and God's religion will
servants answer My call and believe in become dominant. If they change their
Me so that perhaps they may know the behavior, there would be no hostility
right direction. (2:186) against anyone except the unjust.
[2:187.] It is made lawful for you, during the (2:193)
nights of fasting, to have carnal [2:194.] It is because of their disrespect of a
relations with your wives. They are sacred month that you are also allowed
your garments and you are their to retaliate against them in a sacred
garments. God knew that you were month. If any one transgresses against
deceiving yourselves. He relented you, you also may retaliate against them
towards you and forgave you. Now it is to an equal extent. Have fear of God
lawful for you to have carnal relations and know that He supports the pious.
with your wives and follow what God (2:194)
has commanded. Eat and drink until the [2:195.] Give money for the cause of God but do
white streak of dawn becomes not push yourselves into perdition. Do
distinguishable from darkness. good; God loves the people who do
Complete your fast, starting from dawn good deeds. (2:195)
to dusk. It is not lawful to have carnal [2:196.] Complete the hajj and umrah (two parts
relations with your wives during i'tikaf of the rituals of pilgrimage to Makka )
in the mosque. Such are the limits of the in obedience to God. If you are
laws of God. Do not come close to prevented from completing the duty of
transgressing them. Thus has God hajj, offer whatever sacrifice is possible
explained His evidence to men so that and do not shave your heads before the
perhaps they will have fear of God. sacrificial animal is delivered to the
(2:187) prescribed place. If one of you is ill or
[2:188.] Do not use your property among is suffering because of some ailment in
yourselves in illegal ways and then your head, you must redeem the shaving
deliberately bribe the rulers with your of the head by fasting, or paying money,
property so that you may wrongly or offering a sheep as a sacrifice. When
acquire the property of others. (2:188) all is well with you and you want to
[2:189.] (Muhammad), they ask you about the complete the umrah in the hajj season,
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you do not find an animal, you have to [2:204.] There are some people whose words
fast for three days during the days of the about this life may please you. They say
pilgrimage rituals and seven days at that God knows what they have in their
home to complete the required ten hearts. But, in fact, they are the most
fasting days. This rule is for those who quarrelsome opponents (2:204).
live beyond (a distance of twelve miles [2:205.] As soon as they leave you, they quickly
from) the Sacred Mosque in Mecca. commit evil in the land, destroying the
Have fear of God and know that He is farms and people. God does not love
stern in His retribution. (2:196) evil (2:205).
[2:197.] The months of the hajj (pilgrimage) [2:206.] When they are asked to have fear of
season are well known. Whoever God, sinful pride prevents them from
undertakes to complete the hajj rituals, paying heed to such advice. It is enough
must know that, after commencing the for them to have hell as a terrible
acts of Hajj, he is not allowed to have dwelling place. (2:206)
carnal relations or to lie or to swear by [2:207.] There are those among people who give
the Name of God. God knows all your their lives to seek God's pleasure. God
good deeds. Supply yourselves for the is Affectionate to His servants (2:207).
journey. The best supply is piety. [2:208.] Believers, submit yourselves to the will
People of understanding have fear of of God as a whole. Do not follow the
Me. (2:197) footsteps of Satan; he is your sworn
enemy (2:208).
It is not a sin if you try to make a profit [2:209.] If you are seduced after you have
out of the bounty of your Lord (by received the authoritative guidance,
trading during hajj). know that God is Majestic and Wise.
(2:209)
[2:210.] Have they decided not to believe until
[2:198.] When you leave Arafah, commemorate
the name of your Lord in Mash'ar, the God comes down in a shadow of clouds
sacred reminder of God. Commemorate with the angels so that then the matter is
settled? To God do all matters return.
His name as He has given you guidance
while prior to that you had been in error (2:210)
[2:211.] (Muhammad), ask the children of Israel
(2:198).
[2:199.] Then leave Mash'ar as the rest of the about how many visible miracles We
people do and ask forgiveness from had shown them. God is certainly stern
in His retribution to those who change
God; He is All-forgiving and All-
merciful. (2:199) the bounty of God (His revelation), after
[2:200.] After you complete the acts of your having received His guidance. (2:211)
[2:212.] The worldly life is made to seem
Hajj, also commemorate God, just as
you would remember your father, or attractive to the disbelievers who scoff
even more earnestly. Some people say, at the faithful, but the pious, in the life
hereafter, will have a position far above
"Lord, give us what we want in this
life," but in the life hereafter they have them. God grants sustenance (without
no beneficial share (2:200). account) to anyone He wants. (2:212)
[2:213.] At one time all people were only one
[2:201.] Others pray, "Lord, give us good things
both in this life as well as in the life nation. God sent Prophets with glad
hereafter and save us from the torment news and warnings. He sent the Book
with them for a genuine purpose to
of fire" (2:201).
[2:202.] They will have their share of the reward provide the people with the ruling about
for their deeds. God's reckoning is disputed matters among them. No one
disputed this matter except those who
swift. (2:202)
[2:203.] Commemorate (the names of) God in had already received evidence before.
Their dispute was only because of their
the prescribed days. For one who
own hostility. To deal with this dispute,
observes piety, it is not a sin to be hasty
or tardy during the two days. Have fear God, through His will, sent guidance to
the believers. God guides to the right
of God and know that before Him you
will all be raised after death. (2:203) path whomever He wants. (2:213)

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[2:214.] Would you think that you could go to explains for you His guidance so that
Paradise without experiencing the kind perhaps you will think (2:219)
of suffering others have experienced [2:220.] about this life and the life hereafter.
before you? Distress and afflictions
battered them until the Messenger and They ask you about the orphans. Tell
the believers said, "When will God send them, "The best thing to do is what is
help?" Certainly God's help is near. for their good. They are your brethren if
(2:214) you would associate with them. God
[2:215.] They ask you what to spend for the knows who is corrupt or a reformer.
cause of God. (Muhammad) tell them Had God wanted He would have
that whatever you spend, give it to your brought upon you hardship. God is
parents, the orphans, the destitute, and Majestic and All-wise. (220)
those who may be in urgent need of
money whilst on a journey. Whatever
[2:221.] Do not marry pagan women unless they
good you do, God certainly is Aware of believe in God. A believing slave girl is
it. (2:215) better than an idolater, even though the
[2:216.] Fighting is made mandatory for you, but
idolaters may attract you. Do not marry
you dislike it. You may not like pagan men unless they believe in God.
something which, in fact, is for your A believing slave is better than an
good and something that you may love,
idolater, even though the idolater may
in fact, may be evil. God knows, but attract you. The pagans invite you to the
you do not know. (2:216) fire, but God invites you to Paradise and
[2:217.] (Muhammad), they ask you about
forgiveness through His will. God
fighting in the sacred month. Tell them shows His evidence to people so that
that it is a great sin. However, creating they may take heed. (2:221)
an obstacle in the way of God, disbelief
[2:222.] They ask you about women's menses.
in Him and the Sacred Mosque, and Tell them, "It is an ailment. Avoid
driving away the neighbors of the having carnal relations with them until
Sacred Mosque is an even greater sin in
their period is over." Then you may
the sight of God: Disbelief in God is have carnal relations with them
worse than committing murder.
according to the rules of God. God
loves those who repent and those who
(The pagans) still try to fight you to purify themselves. (2:222)
make you give up your religion. The [2:223.] Your wives are as fields for you. You
deeds in this life of those of you who may enter your fields from any place
give up their religion and who die you want. Reserve something good for
disbelievers will be made void and in your souls (for the life hereafter). Have
the life hereafter. These people will be fear of God and know that you are
the dwellers of Hell wherein they will going to meet Him. (Muhammad) give
remain forever. (2:217) the glad news to the believers. (2:223)
[2:224.] Do not swear by God not to do good
[2:218.] The believers and the Emigrants from things, or have piety, or make peace
Mecca who fight for the cause of God, among people. God is All-hearing and
indeed have hope in receiving the All-knowing (2:224).
mercy of God; God is All-forgiving and [2:225.] God will not take into account your
All-merciful. (2:218) inattentive oath. However, He will
[2:219.] (Muhammad), they ask you about wine question you about what your hearts
and gambling. Tell them that there is have gained. God is All-forgiving and
great sin in them. Although they have Lenient. (2:225)
benefits for men, the sin therein is far [2:226.] Those who swear by God not to ever
greater than the benefit. They ask you have any carnal relations with their
about what they should give for the wives (will not be punished), if they
cause of God. Tell them, "Let it be what decide to resume marital relations again
you can spare." This is how God within four months. God is All-
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[2:227.] If they choose divorce, God is All- relatives) must not prevent them from
hearing and All-knowing. (2:227) marrying their (previous) husbands
[2:228.] The divorced women must wait up to again if they might reach an honorable
three menstrual cycles before another agreement. This is an advice for those
marriage. If they believe in God and the of you who believe in God and the Day
Day of Judgment, it is not lawful for of Judgment. It is the most beneficial
them to hide what God has created in and pure way of treating each other.
their wombs. Within their waiting God knows but you do not know.
period their husbands have the right to (2:232)
resume marital relations, if they want [2:233.] Mothers will breast feed their babies for
reconciliation. Women have benefits as two years if the fathers want them to
well as responsibilities. Men have a complete this term. The father has to
status above women. God is Majestic pay them reasonable expenses. No soul
and Wise. (2:228) is responsible for what is beyond its
[2:229.] A marital relation can only be resumed ability. None of the parents should
after the first and second divorce, suffer any loss from the other because
otherwise it must be continued with of the baby. The heirs are responsible to
fairness or terminated with kindness. It look after the children of a deceased. It
is not lawful for you to take back from is no sin for the parents to have a
women what you have given them mutual agreement about weaning the
unless you are afraid of not being able baby. There is no sin in hiring a woman
to observe God's law. In this case, it to breast feed your children for a
would be no sin for her to pay a ransom reasonable payment. Have fear of God
to set herself free from the bond of and know that God is well aware of
marriage. These are the laws of God. what you do. (2:233)
Do not transgress against them; those [2:234.] The wives of those of you who die have
who do so are unjust. (2:229) to wait for a period of four months and
[2:230.] After a divorce for the third time, it is ten days. After this appointed time, it is
not lawful for the husband to resume no sin for the relatives of the deceased
marital relations with her or remarry her to let the widows do what is reasonable.
until she has been married and divorced God knows well what you do. (2:234)
by another husband. In that case, there [2:235.] It is not a sin if you make an indirect
is no sin for the former husband to marriage proposal or have such an
marry her if they (both) think that they intention in your hearts. God knows that
can abide by the law. These are the laws you will cherish their memories in your
of God. He explains them for the people hearts. Do not have secret dates unless
of knowledge. (2:230) you behave lawfully. Do not decide for
a marriage before the appointed time is
When you divorce your wives and their over. Know that God knows what is in
waiting period has almost ended, you your hearts. Have fear of Him and know
may resume marital relations with that He is All-forgiving and All-
honor or leave them with kindness. Do merciful. (2:235)
not force them to live with you in [2:236.] Also, it is not a sin if you divorce your
suffering to satisfy your hostility. wives before the consummation of the
Whoever commits such transgressions, marriage or the fixing of the dowry. But
he has only harmed himself. Do not the dowry will be due from a husband
make jest of God's words. whether he is rich or poor. It is payable
in a reasonable amount according to the
husband's financial ability. This is an
[2:231.] Remember the favors that God has done
to you and the Book and wisdom He obligation for the righteous ones.
(2:236)
has revealed for your guidance. Have
[2:237.] If you divorce your wives before the
fear of God and know that God has
knowledge of all things. (2:231) consummation of the marriage and the
amount of dowry has been fixed, pay
[2:232.] When the waiting period of the
divorced women has ended, you (her your wives half of the amount of their
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their demand for payment. To drop such them. God knows well the unjust.
a demand is closer to piety. Be generous (2:246)
to each other. God is Well-Aware of [2:247.] Their Prophet said, "God has appointed
what you do. (2:237) Saul as a king for you." They replied,
[2:238.] Pay due attention to your prayers, "How can he dominate us when we
especially the middle prayer and stand deserve more to be king than he.
up while praying, in obedience to God Besides, he does not have abundant
(2:238). wealth." Their Prophet said, "God has
[2:239.] In an emergency you may say your chosen him as your ruler and has given
prayers while walking or riding; but him physical power and knowledge.
when you are safe, remember God, as God grants His authority to anyone
He has taught you what you did not whom He wants. God is Provident and
know before. (2:239) All-knowing. (2:247)
[2:240.] Those who are about to die and leave [2:248.] Their Prophet further told them, "As the
widows behind should bequeath for evidence of his authority, he will bring
their wives the expenses of one year's to you the Ark which will be a comfort
maintenance. The widows must not be to you from your Lord and a legacy of
expelled from the house for up to one the household of Moses and Aaron. It
year. It is no sin for the relatives of the will be carried by the angels. This is the
deceased to permit the widows to leave evidence for you if you have faith."
the house before the appointed time and (2:248)
do what is reasonable. God is Majestic [2:249.] When Saul set forth with the army he
and Wise. (2:240) said, "God will test you with a river.
[2:241.] The divorced women have the right to Those who drink its water will not be of
receive reasonable provisions. It is an my people and those who do not even
obligation for the pious (2:241). taste the water or who only taste some
[2:242.] Thus does God explain His revelations of it from within the hollow of their
to you so that perhaps you will have hand, will be my friends. They all drank
understanding. (2:242) the water except a few of them.
[2:243.] (Muhammad), consider the thousands
who left their homes for fear of death, When Saul and those who believed in
who were then caused by God to die him crossed the river, his people said,
and brought back to life. God is "We do not have the strength to fight
generous to men but most people are against Goliath and his army." Those
not grateful. (2:243) who thought that they would meet God
[2:244.] Fight for the cause of God and know said, "How often, with God's
that God is All-hearing and All- permission, have small groups defeated
knowing. (2:244) the large ones?" God is with those who
[2:245.] One who generously lends to God will exercise patience. (2:249)
be paid back in many multiples of the
loan. It is God who reduces and [2:250.] Advancing towards Goliath and his
expands things and to Him you will all army, they prayed to God for patience,
return. (2:245)
steadfastness in battle, and for victory
[2:246.] (Muhammad), remember that group of over the unbelievers (2:250).
the Israelites after Moses who [2:251.] They defeated their enemy through
demanded a Prophet of their own to
God's will. David slew Goliath and God
appoint a king for them who would lead granted David the kingdom and wisdom
them in the fight for the cause of God. and also taught him whatever He
Their Prophet then said, "What if you
wanted. Had God not made one group
are ordered to fight and you disobey?" of people repel the other, the earth
They said, "Why should we not fight for
would have become full of corruption,
the cause of God when we and our sons
but God is generous to His creatures.
have been expelled from our homes?" (2:251)
However, when they were ordered to [2:252.] (Muhammad), these are the revelations
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purpose. Certainly you are one of Our [2:258.] (Muhammad), have you heard about the
Messengers. (2:252) one who argued with Abraham about
[2:253.] We gave some of Our Messengers his Lord for His granting him authority?
preference over others. To some of Abraham said, "It is only my Lord who
them God spoke and He raised the rank gives life and causes things to die." His
of some others. We gave authoritative opponent said, "I also can give life and
proofs to Jesus, son of Mary, and make things die." Abraham said, "God
supported him by the Holy Spirit. Had causes the sun to come up from the
God wanted, the generations who lived East. You make it come from the
after those Messengers would not have West." Thus the unbeliever was
fought each other after the authority had confounded. God does not guide the
come to them. But they differed among unjust people. (2:258)
themselves, some of them believed in [2:259.] (Or have you heard) of the one who, on
the authority and others denied it. They passing through an empty and ruined
would not have fought each other had town, said, "When will God bring it to
God wanted, but God does as He wills. life?" God caused him to die and
(2:253) brought him back to life after a hundred
[2:254.] Believers, out of what We have given years and then asked him, "How long
you, spend for the cause of God before have you been here?" He replied, "One
the coming of the day when there will day or part of a day."
be no trading, no friendship, and no
intercession. Those who deny the Truth The Lord said, "No, you have been here for one
are unjust. (2:254) hundred years. Look at your food and
[2:255.] God exists. There is no God but He, the drink. They have not yet decayed. But
Everlasting and the Guardian of life. look at your donkey and its bones. To
Drowsiness or sleep do not seize him. make your case evidence (of the Truth)
To Him belongs all that is in the for the people, see how we bring the
heavens and the earth. No one can bones together and cover them with
intercede with Him for others except by flesh." When he learned the whole
His permission. He knows about story, he said, "Now I know that God
people's present and past. has power over all things." (2:259)

No one can grasp anything from His [2:260.] When Abraham prayed, "Lord, show
knowledge besides what He has me how you bring the dead back to
permitted them to grasp. The heavens life," the Lord said, "Do you not yet
and the earth are under His dominion. believe?" Abraham replied, "I believe
He does not experience fatigue in but want more confidence for my
preserving them both. He is the Highest heart." God told him, "Take four birds,
and the Greatest. (2:255) induce them to come to you, cut and
scatter their bodies leaving parts on
[2:256.] There is no compulsion in religion. every mountain top, then call them and
Certainly, right has become clearly they will swiftly come to you." Know
distinct from wrong. Whoever rejects that God is Majestic and Wise. (2:260)
the devil and believes in God has firmly [2:261.] Spending money for the cause of God is
taken hold of a strong handle that never as the seed from which seven ears may
breaks. God is All-hearing and knowing grow, each bearing one hundred grains.
(2:256). God gives in multiples to those whom
[2:257.] God is the Guardian of the believers and He wants. God is Munificent and All-
it is He who takes them out of darkness knowing. (2:261)
into light. The Devil is the guardian of [2:262.] Those who spend their property for the
those who deny the Truth and he leads cause of God and do not make the
them from light to darkness. These are recipient feel obliged or insulted shall
the dwellers of hell wherein they will receive their reward from God. They
live forever. (2:257) will have no fear nor will they be
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[2:263.] Instructive words and forgiveness are [2:271.] It is not bad to give alms in public.
better than charity that may cause an However if you give them privately to
insult to the recipient. God is Rich and the poor, it would be better for you and
Forbearing. (2:263) an expiation for some of your sins. God
[2:264.] Believers, do not make your charities is Well-Aware of what you do. (2:271)
fruitless by reproachfully reminding the [2:272.] (Muhammad), you do not have to guide
recipient of your favor or making them them. God guides whomever He wants.
feel insulted, like the one who spends Whatever you spend for the cause of
his property to show off and who has no God is for your own good, provided you
faith in God or belief in the Day of do not spend anything but to please
Judgment. The example of his deed is God. For anything good that you may
as though some soil has gathered on a give for the cause of God, you will
rock and after a rain fall it turns hard receive sufficient reward and no
and barren. Such people can not benefit injustice will be done to you. (2:272)
from what they have earned. God does [2:273.] (If the recipients of charity are) the poor
not guide the unbelievers. (2:264) whose poverty, because of their striving
[2:265.] The example of those who spend their for the cause of God, has become an
property to please God out of their firm obstacle for them, and who do not have
and sincere intention is as the garden on the ability to travel in the land, they
a fertile land which, after a heavy seem rich compared to the ignorant,
rainfall or even a drizzle, yields double because of their modest behavior. You
produce. God is Well-Aware of what would know them by their faces. They
you do. (2:265) would never earnestly ask people for
[2:266.] (What do you think of the case) of one help. God knows well whatever wealth
of you who wishes to have a garden of you spend for the cause of God (2:273).
palm-trees and grapes with water [2:274.] Those who spend their property for the
flowing therein and producing all kinds cause of God, any time during the day
of fruits, especially if he is well or night, in public or in private, will
advanced in age and has weak children receive their reward from their Lord.
who need support, and then a hurricane There will be no fear for them nor will
with fire in it strikes the garden and they grieve. (2:274)
burns it to the ground? This is how God [2:275.] Those who take unlawful interest will
explains to you His evidence so that you stand before God (on the Day of
may think. (2:266) Judgment) as those who suffer from a
[2:267.] Believers, spend for the cause of God mental imbalance because of Satan's
from the good things that you earn and touch; they have said that trade is just
from what we have made the earth yield like unlawful interest. God has made
for you. Do not even think of spending trade lawful and has forbidden unlawful
for the cause of God worthless things interest. One who has received advice
that you yourselves would be reluctant from his Lord and has stopped
to accept. Know that God is Self- committing sins will be rewarded for
sufficient and Glorious. (2:267) his previous good deeds. His affairs will
[2:268.] Satan threatens you with poverty and be in the hands of God. But one who
commands you to commit sin. God turns back to committing sins will be of
promises you forgiveness and favors. the dwellers of hell wherein he will live
God is Munificent and All-knowing forever (2:275).
(2:268). [2:276.] God makes unlawful interest devoid of
[2:269.] God gives wisdom to anyone whom He all blessings and causes charity to
wants. Whoever is given wisdom, increase. God does not love sinful
certainly, has received much good. Only unbelievers. (2:276)
people of reason can grasp this (2:269). [2:277.] The righteously striving believers who
[2:270.] God knows all about whatever you are steadfast in their prayers and pay the
spend for His cause or any vows that zakat, will receive their reward from
you make. The unjust people have no God. They will have no fear nor will
helper. (2:270) they grieve. (2:277)

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[2:278.] Believers, have fear of God and give up [2:283.] If you are on a journey where you
whatever unlawful interest you still cannot find a scribe, finalize your
demand from others, if you are indeed contract in the form of a deposit in
true believers (2:278). which the goods are already given to the
[2:279.] If you will not give up the unlawful parties. If you trust each other in such a
interest which you demand, know that contract, let him pay back what he has
you are in the state of war with God and entrusted you with and have fear of
His Messenger. But if you repent, you God, his Lord. Do not refuse to testify
will have your capital without being to what you bore witness. Whoever
wronged or having done wrong to does so has committed a sin. God
others. (2:279) knows what you do. (2:283)
[2:280.] One who faces hardship in paying his
debts must be given time until his God belongs whatever is in the heavens
financial condition improves. Would and the earth. God will call you to
that you knew that waiving such a loan account for all that you may reveal from
as charity would be better for you! your souls and all that you may conceal.
(2:280).
[2:281.] Safeguard yourselves against the day [2:284.] God will forgive or punish whomever
when you will return to God and every He wants. God has power over all
soul will be rewarded according to its
things. (2:284)
deeds without being wronged. (2:281) [2:285.] The Messengers and the believers have
faith in what was revealed to them from
Believers, if you take a loan for a their Lord. Everyone of them believed
known period of time, have a just scribe in God, His angels, His Books, and His
write it down for you. The scribe should Messengers, saying, "We find no
not refuse to do this as God has taught difference among the Messengers of
him. The debtor should dictate without God." They also have said, "We heard
any omission and have fear of God, his God's commands and obeyed them.
Lord. If the debtor is a fool, a minor, or Lord, we need Your forgiveness and to
one who is unable to dictate, his You we shall return." (2:285)
guardian should act with justice as his
representative. Let two men or one man God does not impose on any soul a
and two women whom you choose, bear responsibility beyond its ability. Every
witness to the contract so that if one of soul receives whatever it gains and is
them makes a mistake the other could liable for whatever it does.
correct him. The witness must not
refuse to testify when their testimony is
needed. [2:286.] Lord, do not hold us responsible for our
forgetfulness and mistakes. Lord, do not
lay upon us the burden that You laid on
Do not disdain writing down a small or those who lived before us. Lord, do not
a large contract with all the details. A
lay on us what we cannot afford. Ignore
written record of the contract is more and forgive our sins. Have mercy on us.
just in the sight of God, more helpful You are our Lord. Help us against the
for the witness, and a more scrupulous
unbelievers. (2:286)
way to avoid doubt. However, if
everything in the contract is exchanged
at the same time, there is no sin in not
writing it down.
THE IMRANS (al-imran) (3)
[2:282.] Let some people bear witness to your
trade contracts but the scribe or witness Number of Verses: 200
must not be harmed; it is a sin to harm In the Name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful
them. Have fear of God. God teaches
you. He has knowledge of all things. [3:1.] Alif. Lam. Mim. (3:1)
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[3:2.] God exists. He is the only Lord, the [3:13.] There, certainly, is evidence (of the
Everlasting and the Guardian of life existence of God) for you in the case of
(3:2). the two armies. One of them fought for
[3:3.] He has sent the Book (Quran) to you the cause of God. The other were
(Muhammad) in all Truth. It confirms disbelievers. The disbelievers appeared
the original Bible. He revealed the to be twice the size of the believers.
Torah and the Gospel (3:3) However, God supports through His
[3:4.] before as a guide for the people and help whomever He wants. It is a good
now He has revealed the criteria of lesson for the people of true vision.
discerning right from wrong. Those (3:13)
who reject the revelations of God will [3:14.] Worldly desires, wives, children,
face the most severe torment. God is accumulated treasures of gold and
Majestic and capable to revenge. (3:4) silver, horses of noble breed, cattle, and
[3:5.] Nothing in the heavens or the earth is farms are all made to seem attractive to
hidden from God (3:5). men. All these are the bounties of the
[3:6.] It is God who shapes you in the wombs worldly life but in the life to come God
as He wills. He is the only Lord, the has the best place for people to dwell.
Majestic, and All-wise. (3:6) (3:14)
[3:7.] It is God who has revealed the Book to [3:15.] (Muhammad), ask them, "Shall I tell
you in which some verses are clear you what is far superior to worldly
statements (which accept no pleasures? Those who have fear of God
interpretation) and these are the will have (as their reward) gardens
fundamental ideas of the Book, while wherein streams flow and wherein they
other verses may have several will live forever with their purified
possibilities. Those whose hearts are spouses and with the consent of God.
perverse, follow the unclear statements God knows all about His servants."
in pursuit of their own mischievous (3:15)
goals by interpreting them in a way that [3:16.] (Such will be the reward of) those who
will suit their own purpose. No one say, "Lord, we have believed in you.
knows its true interpretations except Forgive us our sins and save us from the
God and those who have a firm torment of fire," (3:16)
grounding in knowledge say, "We [3:17.] who exercise patience, speak the truth,
believe in it. All its verses are from our who are devoted in prayer, spend their
Lord." No one can grasp this fact except property for the cause of God and seek
the people of reason. (3:7) forgiveness from God during the last
[3:8.] They say, "Lord, do not cause our part of the night. (3:17)
hearts to deviate from Your guidance, [3:18.] God Himself testifies that He is the only
and grant us mercy. You are the Most Lord. The angels and the men of
Awarding One (3:8). knowledge and justice testify that God
[3:9.] Lord, it is certain that one day You will is the only Lord, the Majestic, and All-
gather all the people together. God does wise (3:18).
not break His promise." (3:9) [3:19.] In the sight of God Islam is the religion.
[3:10.] The wealth and children of the The People of the Book created
unbelievers will never serve them as a differences in the matters (of religion)
substitute for their belief in God. Such because of their hostility among
people will be the fuel for the fire themselves, only after knowledge had
(3:10). come to them. Let whoever denies the
[3:11.] They do as the people of Pharaoh and revelations of God know that the
those who lived before them did. They reckoning of God is swift. (3:19)
called Our revelations mere lies. God [3:20.] (Muhammad), if the People of the Book
punished them for their sins. God is argue against you, say, "I and those who
stern in His retribution. (3:11) follow me have submitted ourselves to
[3:12.] (Muhammad), tell the unbelievers that God." Ask the People of the Book and
they will soon be defeated and driven the illiterate ones, "Have you embraced
into Hell, a terrible dwelling. (3:12) Islam?" If they embrace Islam, they will
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your task is just to preach. God knows eyes, it will wish for the longest period
all about His servants. (3:20) of time to separate it from its bad deeds.
[3:21.] Warn those who deny the revelations of God warns you about Himself. God is
God and unjustly slay the Prophets and Compassionate to His servants. (3:30)
those who call people to be just, that [3:31.] (Muhammad), tell them, "If you love
they will suffer a painful torment (3:21). God, follow me. God will love you and
[3:22.] The deeds of such people are made forgive your sins. God is All-forgiving
devoid of all virtue in both this life and and All-merciful." (3:31)
the life to come. There will be no one to [3:32.] Tell them, "Obey God and the
help them. (3:22) Messenger." If they turn away (let it be
[3:23.] (Muhammad), consider those who have known) that God does not love the
received a share of the Book. When unbelievers. (3:32)
they refer to the Book in order to judge [3:33.] God chose (and gave distinction to)
amongst themselves, a group of them Adam, Noah, the family of Abraham,
turn away with disregard (3:23) and Imran over all the people of the
[3:24.] because of their belief that the fire will world (3:33).
only touch them for a few days. This [3:34.] They were the offspring of one another.
fabricated belief has deceived them in God is All-hearing and All-seeing.
matters of their religion (3:24). (3:34)
[3:25.] What will happen to their belief when [3:35.] Remember when Imran's wife prayed to
We bring them together on the her Lord saying, "I have made a vow to
Inevitable Day when every soul will be dedicate to Your service whatever is in
justly recompensed for its deeds? (3:25) my womb. Lord, accept it from me.
[3:26.] (Muhammad), say, "Lord, Owner of the You are All-hearing and All-knowing"
Kingdom, You give authority to (3:35).
whomever You want and take it away [3:36.] When the baby was born she said,
from whomever You want. You give "Lord, it is a female." God knew this.
honor to whomever You want and Male and female are not alike. "I have
humiliate whomever You want. In Your named her Mary. I pray that You will
hands is all virtue and You have power keep her and her offspring safe from
over all things (3:26). Satan, the condemned one." (3:36)
[3:27.] You cause the day to enter into the [3:37.] Her Lord graciously accepted the offer
night and the night to enter into the day. and made Mary grow up, pure, and
You cause the living to come out of the beautiful. Zachariah took custody of
dead and the dead to come out of the her. Whenever he went to visit her in
living. You give sustenance to her place of worship, he would find
whomever You want without keeping with her some food. He would ask her,
an account. (3:27) "Where did this food come from?" She
[3:28.] The believers must not establish would reply, "God has sent it." God
friendship with the unbelievers in gives sustenance to whomever He wants
preference to the faithful. Whoever does without keeping an account. (3:37)
so has nothing to hope for from God [3:38.] Zachariah prayed to his Lord there,
unless he does it out of fear or taqiyah saying, "Lord, grant me, by Your Grace,
(pious dissimulation). virtuous offspring. You hear all
prayers" (3:38).
God warns you about Himself. To God [3:39.] When he was standing during prayer in
do all things return. (3:28) his place of worship, the angels called
him saying, "God gives you the glad
news of the birth of your son, John who
[3:29.] (Muhammad), tell them, "God knows
all that you may conceal in your hearts will be a confirmation of (Jesus) the
Word of God. He will become a chaste,
or you may reveal. He knows all that is
noble leader and one of the righteous
in the heavens and the earth. He has
power over all things (3:29). Prophets. (3:39)
[3:40.] He said, "How can there be a son for me
[3:30.] On the day when every soul will see its
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barren." The angel replied, "God does you store in your homes. This is a
as He wills." (3:40) miracle for you if you want to have
[3:41.] Zachariah prayed to God saying, "Lord, faith. (3:49)
show me the evidence (that it is Divine [3:50.] "I testify to what is true in the Torah
revelation)." The Lord replied, "You and make lawful for you some of the
must not speak to people for three days things that were made unlawful. I have
except with gestures. Commemorate brought you a miracle from your Lord.
your Lord often and glorify Him in the Have fear of God and obey me (3:50).
early mornings and the evenings." [3:51.] God is my Lord as well as yours.
(3:41) Worship Him for this is the right path."
[3:42.] "Behold," the angels told Mary, "God (3:51)
had chosen you, purified you, and given [3:52.] When Jesus found them denying the
you distinction over all women (3:42). truth, he said, "Who will help me in the
[3:43.] Mary, pray devotedly to your Lord, cause of God?" The disciples replied,
prostrate yourself before Him and bow "We are the helpers of God. We believe
down with those who bow down before in Him. Jesus, bear witness that we have
Him." (3:43) submitted ourselves to His will." (3:52)
[3:44.] (Muhammad), that was some of the [3:53.] They prayed, "Lord, we have believed
news about the unseen, that We have in what You have revealed to Your
revealed to you. You were not among Messenger and we have followed him.
those who cast lots by throwing their Write down our names with those who
arrows to find out who would take testify in support of the Truth." (3:53)
custody of Mary, nor were you among [3:54.] The unbelievers plotted and God
those who disputed the matter. (3:44) planned, but God is a much better
[3:45.] "Behold," the angels told Mary, "God planner; (3:54)
has given you the glad news of the [3:55.] He told Jesus, "I will save you from
coming birth of a son whom He calls your enemies, raise you to Myself, keep
His Word, whose name will be you clean from the association with the
Messiah, Jesus, son of Mary, who will disbelievers, and give superiority to
be a man of honor in this life and the your followers over the unbelievers
life to come, and who will be one of the until the Day of Judgment. On that day
ones nearest to God (3:45). you will all return to Me and I shall
[3:46.] He will speak to the people while in his resolve your dispute (3:55).
cradle and preach to them when he will [3:56.] I shall sternly punish the unbelievers in
be a man. He will be one of the this life and in the life to come and no
righteous ones. (3:46) one will help them. (3:56)
[3:47.] (Mary) said, "How can there be a son [3:57.] However, to the righteously striving
for me when no mortal has touched believers I shall give their reward in full
me?" The angel replied, "That is how measure." God does not love the unjust.
God creates whatever He wants. When (3:57)
He decides to do something He just [3:58.] (Muhammad), what we recite to you are
orders it to exist and it comes into revelations and words of wisdom.
existence." (3:47) (3:58)
[3:48.] God will give (Jesus) wisdom and teach [3:59.] To God the case of Jesus is as that of
him the Book, the Torah, and the Adam whom He created from the earth
Gospel (3:48). and then said, "Exist," and Adam came
[3:49.] He will be a Messenger of God to the into existence (3:59).
Israelites to whom he will say, "I have [3:60.] (Muhammad, the essence of) the Truth
brought you a miracle from your Lord. I is from your Lord. Never have any
can create for you something from clay doubt about it. (3:60)
in the form of a bird. When I blow into [3:61.] If anyone disputes (your prophesy) after
it, it will become a real bird, by the knowledge has come to you, say, "Let
permission of God. I can heal the blind each of us bring our children, women,
and the lepers and bring the dead back our people, and ourselves to one place
to life, by the permission of God. I can and pray to God to condemn the liars
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[3:62.] This is the true story (of Jesus). so that no one may have what you have
received or may argue with you before
There is no Lord but God. It is God who is your Lord."
Majestic and All-wise (3:62).
[3:73.] (Muhammad), tell them, "The only
[3:63.] If they turn away (from the Truth, let it guidance is the guidance of God. All
be known that) God knows well the favors are in the hands of God. He
evil-doers. (3:63) grants His favors to whomever He
[3:64.] (Muhammad), say to the People of the wants. He is Munificent and All-
Book, "We must come to a common knowing" (3:73).
term. Let us worship no one except [3:74.] God grants priority in granting mercy to
God, nor consider anything equal to whomever He wants. God's favors are
Him, nor regard any of us as our Lord great. (3:74)
besides God." However, if they turn [3:75.] If you entrust some of the People of the
away from (the Truth), tell them, "Bear Book, with a large quantity of gold,
witness that we have submitted they will return it to you while if you
ourselves to the will of God." (3:64) entrust others among them with a small
[3:65.] Ask the People of the Book, "Why do quantity of gold, they will not give it
you argue about Abraham? The Torah back to you unless you keep insisting on
and Gospel were revealed only after its return. For they say, "We are not
him. Why do you not understand? bound to keep our words with the
(3:65). illiterate people," and they themselves
[3:66.] You even argue about what is already knowingly ascribe false statements to
known to you. What can you learn from God. (3:75)
arguing about that which you have no [3:76.] Those who keep their promise and
knowledge? God knows but you do not observe piety should know that God
know." (3:66) certainly loves the pious ones (3:76).
[3:67.] Abraham was not a Jew or a Christian. [3:77.] Those who sell their covenant with God
He was an upright person who had and their promises for a small price will
submitted himself to the will of God. have no share in the life hereafter. God
Abraham was not a pagan (3:67). will not speak to them nor will He look
[3:68.] The nearest people to Abraham, among at them on the Day of Judgment nor
mankind, are those who followed him, will He purify them. They will face a
this Prophet (Muhammad) and the true painful torment. (3:77)
believers. God is the Guardian of the [3:78.] A group among the People of the Book
true believers. (3:68) when reading the Bible, deliberately
[3:69.] A group among the People of the Book mispronounce words in order to change
would love to mislead you but they their meaning, try to show that what
mislead no one but themselves. they have read is from the true Bible. In
However, they do not realize it. (3:69) fact, what they have read is not from the
[3:70.] (Muhammad), say, "People of the Book, true Bible. They say, "What we read is
why do you deny the revelation of God from God." In reality, it is not from
(the Quran) even though you know very God. They knowingly ascribe false
well that it is from God? (3:70). statements to God. (3:78)
[3:71.] Why do you mix truth with falsehood [3:79.] God would never give the Book,
and knowingly hide the truth?" (3:71) authority, or prophesy to any person
[3:72.] Some of the People of the Book say, who would tell others to be his servants
"Believe in what is revealed to the instead of being the servants of God. He
Muslims during the day only and would rather tell them to worship God
abandon it in the evening. This will for they had been teaching and studying
perhaps make them give up their the Book (3:79).
religion" (3:72). [3:80.] A Prophet would never order you to
take the angels and the Prophets as your
They also say, "Do not believe anyone Lords. Would he order you to disbelieve
except those who follow your religion, after you have submitted yourselves to
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[3:81.] When God made a covenant with the whole earth of gold. They will suffer a
Prophets, saying, "When I give you the painful torment and no one will help
Book and wisdom and a Messenger them. (3:91)
comes to you who will testify to the [3:92.] You can never have extended virtue and
guidance which you have received from righteousness unless you spend part of
Me, you must believe in him and help what you dearly love for the cause of
him, then He asked them, "Do you God. God knows very well whatever
affirm and accept my covenant?" They you spend for His cause. (3:92)
replied, "Yes, we affirm it." The Lord [3:93.] All food was lawful for the children of
said, "Then bear witness to this and I Israel except for what Israel had
shall bear witness with you" (3:81). deemed unlawful for himself before the
[3:82.] After this, whoever turns away will be Torah was revealed. (Muhammad), ask
of the evil-doers. (3:82) them to bring the Torah and read it, if
[3:83.] Do they want a religion other than the they are true in their claim (that all food
religion of God when all that is in the was not unlawful for the children of
heavens and the earth have submitted Israel) (3:93).
themselves to His will, either by their [3:94.] Whoever ascribes falsehood to God
own free will or by force? To God do despite of all the evidence is unjust.
all things return. (3:83) (3:94)
[3:84.] (Muhammad), say, "We believe in God [3:95.] (Muhammad), say, "God has spoken the
and in that which has been revealed to Truth. Follow the upright tradition of
us and in that which was revealed to Abraham who was not an idolater."
Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac, Jacob, and (3:95)
their descendants. We believe in that [3:96.] The first house (of worship) that God
which was given to Moses, Jesus, and assigned to men was in Bakka (another
the Prophets by their Lord. We make no name of Mecca).
distinction between them and we have
submitted ourselves to the will of God" It is a blessed one and a guide for all
(3:84). people (3:96).
[3:85.] No religion other than Islam
(submission to the will of God) will be
[3:97.] In (Bakka), there are many clear signs
accepted from anyone. Whoever (evidence of the existence of God).
follows a religion other than Islam will
be lost on the Day of Judgment. (3:85)
[3:86.] Why would God guide a people who Among them is the spot where Abraham stood.
disbelieves after having had faith, who Whoever seeks refuge therein will be
have found the Messenger to be protected by the laws of amnesty. Those
truthful, and who have received who have the means and ability have a
authoritative evidence? God does not duty to God to visit the House and
guide the unjust (3:86). perform the hajj (pilgrimage) rituals.
[3:87.] What they will gain will be the The unbelievers should know that God
condemnation of God, the angels, and is Independent of all creatures. (3:97)
all people, (3:87)
[3:88.] with which they will live forever. Their [3:98.] (Muhammad), ask the People of the
torment will not be relieved and no Book, "Why do you deny the
attention will be paid to them. (3:88) revelations of God when He is Well-
[3:89.] However, to those who repent Aware of your dealings?" (3:98).
afterwards and reform themselves, God [3:99.] Ask them, "Why do you create
is All-forgiving and All-merciful (3:89). obstacles in the way of God for those
[3:90.] Those who disbelieve, after having been who believe in Him, trying to make His
believers and increase their disbelief, way seem crooked when you know that
are lost and their repentance will not be it is straight? God is not unaware of
accepted (3:90). what you do. (3:99)
[3:91.] From those who have rejected the truth [3:100.] Believers, if you obey a certain group
and died in disbelief, no ransom will be among the People of the Book, they will
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[3:101.] How could you turn back to disbelief [3:111.] They can never harm you beyond
when the words of God are recited to annoyance. In a fight, they will turn
you and you have in your midst His back in defeat and they will not be
Messenger? Those who seek the helped (3:111).
protection of God will certainly be [3:112.] Humiliation will strike them wherever
guided to the right path (3:101). they seek protection, except when they
[3:102.] Believers, have fear of God as you seek protection from God and the
should and die only as Muslims (having people. They have incurred the wrath of
submitted to the will of God). (3:102) God unto themselves and have been
[3:103.] All of you united hold fast to the rope of struck with destitution for their rejection
God (the Quran and His Messenger), of the revelations of God and for
and recall how He favored you when unjustly murdering the Prophets. It is all
your hostility to each other had torn you because of their transgression and
apart. He united your hearts in one faith rebellion. (3:112)
and through His Grace you became [3:113.] The People of the Book are not all the
brothers. You were on the verge of same. Some of them are
falling headlong into the abyss of fire, straightforward. They recite the words
but God saved you. This is how God of God in prostration at night (3:113).
explains to you His revelations so that [3:114.] They believe in God and the Day of
you may have the right guidance. Judgment. They command people to
(3:103) follow good, prohibit others from
[3:104.] Let there be a group among you who committing evil and compete with each
will invite others to do good deeds, other in doing good deeds. These are
command them to obey the Law, and the righteous ones (3:114).
prohibit them from committing sins. [3:115.] They will never be denied the rewards
These people will have eternal of their good deeds. God knows well
happiness. (3:104) about the pious. (3:115)
[3:105.] Do not be like those who turned into [3:116.] The wealth and the children of the
quarrelling sects after receiving clear unbelievers can never make them
authoritative evidence. They will suffer independent of God. They are the
a great torment. (3:105) dwellers of hell wherein they will live
[3:106.] On the day when some faces will forever (3:116).
become white and others black, God [3:117.] What they spend in this life is like the
will ask the people with the faces which freezing wind that may strike and
have become black, "Why did you give destroy the farms of the people who
up your faith? Now suffer the torment have wronged themselves. God has not
for your disbelief" (3:106). done injustice to them, but they have
[3:107.] The people whose faces have become wronged themselves. (3:117)
white will enjoy the mercy of God with [3:118.] Believers, do not expose your privacy to
which they will live forever (3:107). the unbelievers. They like to mislead
[3:108.] Such are God's revelations which We you and see that you are seriously
explain to you, (Muhammad), for a harmed. Signs of animosity from their
genuine purpose. God does not want mouths have already become audible,
injustice for any of His creatures but what they hide in their heads is even
(3:108). worse. We have certainly made Our
[3:109.] To God belongs all that is in the evidence clear, if only you would
heavens and the earth and to Him do all consider it. (3:118)
things return. (3:109) [3:119.] There are people whom you love, but
[3:110.] You are the best nation that ever existed they do not love you, despite your belief
among humanity. You command people in all the (heavenly) Books. On meeting
to good and prohibit them from evil, you They proclaim belief on meeting
and you believe in God. Had the People you, but in private, bite their fingers at
of the Book accepted the faith (Islam), you in anger. Tell them, "Perish in your
it would certainly have been better for rage! God knows well what is in
them. Some of them have faith, but everyone's hearts" (3:119).
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[3:120.] They hate to see your success and [3:133.] Hasten to obtain forgiveness from your
rejoice if any misfortune befalls you. If Lord and to qualify yourselves for
you will be patient and pious, their plots Paradise. Paradise, vast as the heavens
can cause no harm to you. God has and the earth, is prepared for the pious
control over all their actions. (3:120) (3:133)
[3:121.] (Muhammad), remember the morning [3:134.] who spend their property for the cause
when you left home to show the of God in prosperity as well as in
believers their position in the battle? adversity and who also harness their
God is All-hearing and All-knowing anger and forgive the people. God loves
(3:121). the righteous ones. (3:134)
[3:122.] Two groups among you almost lost [3:135.] (Paradise) is also for those who, when
courage despite having God as their committing a sin or doing injustice to
Guardian. The believers should always themselves, remember God and ask
have trust in God. (3:122) Him to forgive their sins. Who can
[3:123.] God gave you victory in the battle of forgive sins besides God? And who do
Badr where your forces were much not knowingly persist in their mistakes?
weaker than those of the enemy. Have (3:135).
fear of God so that you may give Him [3:136.] Their reward will be forgiveness from
thanks (3:123). their Lord and gardens wherein streams
[3:124.] Also, remember when you said to the flow and wherein they will live forever.
believers, "Is it not enough that your How blessed is the reward of those who
Lord is helping you with a force of labor. (3:136)
three thousand angels sent (from the [3:137.] Different traditions existed in the past.
heavens)?" (3:124). Travel in the land and find out about the
[3:125.] Certainly, if you have patience and fate of those who rejected the Truth
piety, even if the enemy attacks (3:137).
immediately after this, God will help [3:138.] This (Quran) is a reminder for the
you with another force of five thousand people and a guide and advice for the
angels, all splendidly ( and or distinctly pious. (3:138)
marked) dressed. (3:125) [3:139.] Do not be discouraged or grieved. You
[3:126.] The sending of the angels is a glad news alone will have true dignity if you only
from your Lord so that you would have are true believers (3:139).
more confidence in Him. No victory is [3:140.] If you get hurt, certainly others have
real unless it is from God, the Majestic also experienced injuries. We have
and All-wise (3:126) made people pass through the different
[3:127.] . (They are sent) to break the power of turns of history so that God would know
the unbelievers or disgrace them and the true believers, have some of you
make them return after having lost all bear witness to the people's deeds, {God
hope." (3:127) does not love the unjust} (3:140)
[3:128.] (Muhammad), it is not your concern [3:141.] test the faith of the believers, and
whether He forgives them or punishes deprive the unbelievers of ( His)
them for they are unjust (3:128). blessings. (3:141)
[3:129.] To God belongs all that is in the [3:142.] Did you think that you could go to
heavens and the earth. He may forgive Paradise before God knew which of you
or punish whomever He wants. God is fought for His cause and which of you
All-forgiving and All-merciful (3:129). bore patience? (3:142).
[3:130.] Believers, do not accept illegal interest [3:143.] You certainly wished to die (for the
in order to increase your wealth many cause of God) before you actually faced
times over. Have fear of God so that death. Then you faced death (in the
you will have everlasting happiness battlefield and only a few of you had
(3:130). the true desire to die). (3:143)
[3:131.] Save yourselves from the fire which is [3:144.] Muhammad is only a Messenger. There
prepared for the unbelievers (3:131). lived other Messengers before him.
[3:132.] Obey God and the Messenger so that Should (Muhammad) die or be slain,
you may receive mercy. (3:132) would you then turn back to your pre-
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cause no harm to God. God will reward [3:154.] After the sorrows you suffered, He sent
those who give thanks. (3:144) you relief and some of you were
[3:145.] No one can die without the permission encompassed by slumber. To some
of God. This is a written decree of the others of you, your lives were so
appointed term for life. We shall give important that you, like ignorant people,
worldly gains to whoever wants them. began thinking suspiciously of God
Those who want rewards in the life saying, "Do we have any say in the
hereafter will also receive them. We matter?"
reward those who give thanks. (3:145)
[3:146.] Many godly people fought to help the (Muhammad), tell them, "All matters
Prophets in the cause of God. They did belong to God." They try to hide within
not lose courage, show weakness, or their souls what they do not reveal to
give in when facing hardships in their you. They say, "Had we had the matter
fight for the cause of God. God loves in our hands, we would not have been
those who have patience (3:146). killed there."
[3:147.] The only words that they spoke were,
"Lord, forgive our sins and our excess
Tell them, "Even if you had stayed in
in our dealings, make us steadfast (in your own homes, your sworn enemies
the fight for Your cause), and grant us could have attacked you and slain you
victory over the unbelievers." (3:147)
while you were in your beds. God
[3:148.] God gave them their reward in this wanted to test you and purge what
world and the best reward of the life to existed in your hearts (3:154).
come. God loves the righteous ones.
(3:148)
[3:149.] Believers, if you obey the unbelievers, [3:155.] God knows what the hearts contain.
they will turn you back to disbelief and Because of some of your bad deeds,
you will become lost (3:149). those of you who ran away, when you
[3:150.] God is your Guardian and the best faced the enemy, were misled by Satan.
Helper. (3:150) God forgave you for He is All-forgiving
[3:151.] We shall cause terror to enter the hearts and Forbearing." (3:155)
of the faithless for their considering [3:156.] Believers, do not be like the
things equal to God without unbelievers, who said of their brothers
authoritative evidence. Their abode will who travelled in the land or took part in
be fire, a terrible dwelling for the a fight, "Had they stayed with us, they
unjust. (3:151) would not have died or been killed."
[3:152.] God certainly fulfilled His promise to God will only cause regret to enter their
you when you were fighting the hearts. It is God who gives life and
unbelievers, by His permission. Even causes people to die. God is Well
after We showed you what you wanted, Aware of what you do. (3:156)
you began to lose courage, started [3:157.] If you were to die or to be killed for the
quarreling with each other, and cause of God, certainly His forgiveness
disobeyed God's orders. Some of you and mercy is far better than your
want worldly gains and others of you worldly gains (3:157).
want rewards in the hereafter. Then He [3:158.] If you die or are slain, certainly you will
let you face defeat in order to test you. all be brought before God. (3:158)
However, He forgave you. God is [3:159.] Only through the Divine Mercy have
Gracious to the believers. (3:152) you (Muhammad) been able to deal
[3:153.] (Believers remember) when you were with your followers so gently. If you
fleeing without even glancing to either had been stern and hard-hearted, they
side even though the Messengers were would all have deserted you a long time
calling you back, God made you suffer ago. Forgive them and ask God to
sorrow upon sorrow to make you forget forgive (their sins) and consult with
your grief of what you had lost and the them in certain matters. But ,when you
injuries you had suffered. God is Well- reach a decision, trust God. God loves
Aware of what you do. (3:153) those who trust Him. (3:159)

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[3:160.] If God is your helper, no one can defeat their Lord and receive sustenance from
you. However, if He abandons you, who Him (3:169).
would help you? The true believers trust [3:170.] They are pleased with the favor from
in God. (3:160) their Lord and have received the glad
[3:161.] No Prophet can ever be treacherous. A news that those who follow them will
treacherous person will be brought have no fear nor will they be grieved,
before God on the Day of Judgment (3:170)
with his treacherous deeds. Then every [3:171.] that they will be rewarded with bounties
soul will be recompensed for its works and favors from their Lord and that God
without being wronged. (3:161) will not neglect the reward of the true
[3:162.] Are those who seek God's pleasure believers. (3:171)
equal to those who incur His wrath and [3:172.] The righteous and pious of those who
whose dwelling will be hell, the terrible have pledged obedience to God and the
destination? (3:162) Messenger, after injury had befallen
[3:163.] People are of various grades in the sight them, will receive a great reward
of God. God is Well-Aware of all that (3:172).
they do. (3:163) [3:173.] Such people, when warned to fear those
[3:164.] God granted a great favor to the who are gathered against them, are
believers by sending a Messenger from strengthened in their faith and say,
their own people to recite to them God's "God is All-sufficient as our Guardian."
revelations, to purify them of moral (3:173)
defects, to teach them the Book, and to [3:174.] They returned with the favors and the
give them wisdom. Before this they had bounties of God untouched by evil and
lived in manifest error. (3:164) followed by the pleasure of God. God's
[3:165.] If misfortune befell you (the believers) favor is great. (3:174)
your enemies had suffered twice as [3:175.] It is Satan who frightens his friends. Do
much (in the battle of Badr) but you not be afraid of them (enemies) but
asked, "Where did the misfortune come have fear of Me if you truly believe.
from?" (Muhammad), tell them, "It (3:175)
came from yourselves. God has power [3:176.] (Muhammad), do not be grieved
over all things (3:165). because of some people's haste to
[3:166.] What befell you, when the two armies disbelieve. They can do no harm to
confronted each other, was by the God. God has decided not to give them
permission of God so that He would any share in the life hereafter. There
know who were the true believers will be a great torment for them (3:176).
(3:166) [3:177.] Those who have traded faith in
[3:167.] and who were the hypocrites. When the exchange for disbelief can never do any
hypocrites were asked to fight for the harm to God. There will be a painful
cause of God or to defend the city, they torment for them (3:177).
replied, "Had we known before that you [3:178.] The unbelievers must not think that Our
would fight, we would certainly not respite is for their good. We only give
have followed you." At that time they them time to let them increase their
were closer to disbelief than to faith. sins. For them there will be a
They speak words that do not come humiliating torment. (3:178)
from their hearts. God knows well [3:179.] God left the believers in their existing
whatever they try to hide. (3:167) state for no other reason than to
[3:168.] There are those who themselves did not distinguish the evil-doers from the
join the others in fighting for the cause virtuous ones. God does not inform you
of God and said about their brothers, of the unseen. He chooses for such
"Had they listened to us and stayed at information anyone of His Messengers
home, they would not have been killed." that He wants. Have faith in God and in
(Muhammad), tell them to save His Messengers. If you have faith and
themselves from death if they are true in are pious, there will be a great reward
their claim. (3:168) for you. (3:179)
[3:169.] Do not think of those slain for the cause [3:180.] Those who are avaricious of the favors
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think that this is good for them. Avarice for a very small price. What a miserable
is evil and whatever they are avaricious bargain! (3:187).
about will be tied to their necks on the [3:188.] Do not think that those who are happy
Day of Judgment. To God belongs the with their possessions and positions and
heritage of the heavens and the earth. those who love to be praised for what
God is Well Aware of what you do. they themselves have not done can ever
(3:180) be saved from torment. For them there
[3:181.] God certainly has heard the words of will be a painful punishment. (3:188)
those who said, "God is poor and we are [3:189.] To God belongs all that is in the
wealthy". We shall write down what heavens and the earth and He has power
they have said and their murder of the over all things (3:189).
Prophets without reason and We shall [3:190.] The creation of the heavens and the
tell them to suffer the burning torment earth and the alternation of the day and
(3:181). the night are evidence (of the existence
[3:182.] This is only the result of their deeds. of God) for people of reason. (3:190)
God is not unjust to His servants. [3:191.] It is these who commemorate God
(3:182) (Muhammad), say to those who while standing, sitting, or resting on
say, 'God has commanded us not to their sides and who think about the
believe any Messenger unless he offers creation of the heavens and the earth
a burnt offering,' (Muhammad) say, and say, "Lord, you have not created all
"Messengers came to you before me this without reason. Glory be to you.
with certain miracles and with that Lord, save us from the torment of the
which you had asked for (burnt fire" (3:191).
offering). [3:192.] Those whom You submit to the fire are
[3:183.] Why, then, did you slay them if you certainly disgraced. There is no helper
were true in your claim?" (3:183). for the unjust. (3:192)
[3:184.] If they reject you, they had certainly [3:193.] "Lord, we have heard the person calling
rejected the Messengers who lived to the faith and have accepted his call.
before you and who showed them Forgive our sins, expiate our bad deeds,
authoritative evidence, smaller Books, and let us die with the righteous ones
and the Book of enlightenment. (3:184) (3:193).
[3:185.] Every soul is destined to experience the [3:194.] Lord, grant us the victory that You have
agony of death. You (Muslims) will promised your Messenger and do not
receive the recompense for your deeds disgrace us on the Day of Judgment;
on the Day of Judgment. You are the One who never ignores His
promise." (3:194)
To be saved from the fire and admitted [3:195.] Their Lord answered their prayers
to Paradise is certainly a great triumph. saying, "I do not neglect anyone's labor
The worldly life is no more than a whether the laborer be male or female.
deceitful possession (3:185). You are all related to one another.
Those who migrated from Mecca, those
[3:186.] You (believers) will certainly be tested who were expelled from their homes,
those who were tortured for My cause,
by the loss of your property and lives
and you will hear a great many grieving and those who fought and were killed
words from the People of the Book and for My cause will find their sins
expiated by Me and I will admit them
the pagans. If you will have patience
and piety, it will be a sign of firm into the gardens wherein streams flow.
determination and steadfastness (in It will be their reward from God Who
grants the best rewards." (3:195)
life). (3:186)
[3:187.] When God made a covenant with the [3:196.] (Muhammad), do not be deceived by
the changing activities of the
People of the Book saying, "Tell the
unbelievers in different parts of the land
people about it (Muhammad's prophesy)
without hiding any part, therefrom, they (3:196).
[3:197.] Their gains are only a means of
threw it behind their backs and sold it
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destination is hell, the terrible dwelling. [4:4.] Pay the women their dowry as though it
(3:197) were a gift. However, if they allow you
[3:198.] For those who have fear of their Lord, to keep a part of it as a favor to you,
there will be gardens wherein streams you may spend it with pleasure. (4:4)
flow and they will live therein forever [4:5.] Do not give to people weak of
as a gift from their Lord. God has the understanding your property for which
best reward for the virtuous people. God has made you to supervise. Feed
(3:198) and clothe such people and speak to
[3:199.] There are some among the People of the them in a reasonable way. (4:5)
Book who believe in God and what is [4:6.] Before returning orphan's property to
revealed to you and to them. They are them, make sure that they have reached
humble before God and do not trade maturity. Do not consume their property
God's revelations for a small price. wastefully until such a time. The rich
They will receive their reward from (guardian) should not take any of his
their Lord. God's reckoning is swift. ward's property. However, a poor
(3:199) (guardian) may use a reasonable
[3:200.] Believers, have patience, help each portion. When you return their property,
other with patience, establish good make sure you have witness. God is a
relations with one another, and have perfect in taking accounts. (4:6)
fear of God so that you may have [4:7.] Male and female are entitled to their
everlasting happiness. (3:200) legal share in the legacy of their parents
and relatives, whether it be small or
large. (4:7)
[4:8.] If relatives, orphans or destitute people,
are present at the distribution of the
THE WOMEN (al-nisa') (4) legacy, give them something and speak
kindly to them (4:8).
Number of Verses: 176 [4:9.] Those who are concerned about the
welfare of their own children after their
In the Name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful death, should have fear of God (when
dealing with the orphans) and guide
[4:1.] People, have fear of your Lord who has them properly. (4:9)
created you from a single soul. From it [4:10.] Those who wrongfully consume the
He created your spouse and through property of orphans are, in fact,
them He populated the land with many consuming fire in their bellies and they
men and women. Have fear of the One will suffer the blazing fire. (4:10)
by whose Name you swear to settle
your differences and have respect for This is a commandment from your Lord: After
your relatives. God certainly keeps the payment of debts or anything
watch over you. (4:1) bequeathed, let the male inherit twice as
[4:2.] Give to the orphans their property. Do much as the female.
not exchange the pure for the filthy and
do not spend the property of orphans If there are more than two girls, they will have
along with your own; this would be a two-thirds of the legacy. If there is only
great sin. (4:2) one girl, she will inherit half of the
[4:3.] With respect to marrying widows, if legacy. Parents of the deceased will
you are afraid of not being able to each inherit one-sixth of the legacy, if
maintain justice with her children, the deceased has a surviving child,
marry another woman of your choice or however, if no children survive the
two or three or four (who have no deceased, and the heirs are the parents,
children). the mother will receive one-third of the
legacy. The mother will receive one-
If you cannot maintain equality with more than sixth of the legacy if the deceased has
one wife, marry only one or your slave- more than one surviving brother.
girl. This keeps you from acting against
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[4:11.] These are the decreed shares according let them go. God is All-forgiving and
to the laws of God. Regardless of how All-merciful. (4:16)
you feel about your parents or children, [4:17.] God will only accept the repentance of
you do not know which of them is more those who commit evil in ignorance, if
beneficial to you. God is All-knowing they repent immediately. God is All-
and All-wise. (4:11) knowing and All-wise (4:17).
[4:18.] There is no forgiveness for those who
If your wives die without any surviving children, commit sin and do not repent until the
you will inherit half of their legacy. If last moment of their lives nor for those
they have children, you will inherit one- who die as unbelievers. For these
fourth of their legacy after the debts and people We have prepared a painful
things bequeathed have been excluded torment. (4:18)
from the legacy. [4:19.] Believers, it is not lawful for you to
inherit women against their will as part
After the payment of debts and things of the legacy. Do not create difficulties
bequeathed have been excluded from for your wives in order to force them to
give-up part of what you had given to
the legacy, your wives will inherit one-
fourth of your legacy if you have no them to set themselves free from the
surviving children. If you leave a child, bond of marriage, unless they have
clearly committed adultery. Always
they will inherit one eighth of your
legacy. treat them reasonably. If you dislike
them, you could be disliking that which
God has filled with abundant good.
If the deceased, either male or female, has no (4:19)
surviving heirs such as parents or [4:20.] If you want to divorce a woman so that
children but has a brother or a sister, the you can marry another, do not take back
brother or sister will each inherit one- the dowry which you had paid even if
sixth of the legacy. what you paid was a large amount of
gold. To do this is a slanderous act and
[4:12.] If there are more than just a brother or a a manifest sin (4:20).
sister, they will share one-third of the [4:21.] How can you take it back when you
legacy. This is after the payment of any have had intimate relations and made a
debts and things bequeathed have been solemn agreement with each other?
excluded from the legacy, so that no (4:21)
one will be caused to suffer any loss. It [4:22.] Do not marry, from now on, the ex-
is a guide from God, the All-knowing wives of your fathers for that custom
and Forbearing. (4:12) was sinful, loathsome, and abominable
[4:13.] These are the laws of God. Whoever (4:22).
obeys God and His Messenger will be [4:23.] You are forbidden to marry your
admitted to the gardens wherein streams mothers, daughters, sisters, paternal
flow and wherein they will live forever. aunts, maternal aunts, nieces, your
This is the greatest triumph (4:13). foster-mothers, your foster-sisters, your
[4:14.] Whoever disobeys God and His mothers-in-law, your step-daughters
Messenger and breaks His rules will be whom you have brought up and with
admitted to the fire wherein they will whose mothers you have had carnal
live forever, suffering a humiliating relations. It would not be a sin to marry
torment. (4:14) her if you did not have carnal relations
[4:15.] Those of your women who commit with her mother. You are forbidden to
fornication, let four (Muslim) witness marry the wives of your own sons and
testify to their act. If there is sufficient to marry two sisters at the same time
testimony, confine them to their homes without any adverse affect to the such
until they die, or until God provides a relations of the past. God is All-
way for their freedom (4:15). forgiving and All-merciful. (4:23)
[4:16.] If any two people commit fornication, [4:24.] You are forbidden to marry married
punish them. If they repent and reform, women except your slave-girls. This is
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lawful for you to marry other women if bequest receive their share of the
you pay their dower, maintain chastity legacy. God is Omnipresent. (4:33)
and do not commit indecency. If you [4:34.] Men are the protectors of women
marry them for the appointed time you because of the greater preference that
must pay their dowries. There is no God has given to some of them and
harm if you reach an understanding because they financially support them.
among yourselves about the dowry, Among virtuous women are those who
God is All-knowing and All-wise. are steadfast in prayer and dependable
(4:24) in keeping the secrets that God has
[4:25.] If any of you do not have the means to protected. Admonish women who
marry a chaste believing woman, marry disobey (God's laws), do not sleep with
your believing slave-girls. God knows them and beat them. If they obey (the
best about your faith. You have the laws of God), do not try to find fault in
same faith. Marry them with the them. God is High and Supreme. (4:34)
permission of their masters and if they [4:35.] If there appears to be discord between a
are chaste and have avoided fornication wife and her husband and if they desire
and amorous activities, give them their reconciliation choose arbiters from the
just dowries. If after marriage they families of both sides. God will bring
commit adultery, they should receive them together; God is All-knowing and
half of the punishment of a free woman All-aware. (4:35)
who has committed the same crime. [4:36.] Worship God and consider no one equal
This is for those who fear falling into to Him. Be kind to your parents,
evil. It is better for you to have self- relatives, orphans, the destitute, your
control. God is All-forgiving and All- near and distant neighbors, your
merciful. (4:25) companions, wayfarers, and your
[4:26.] God wants to guide you, explain to you slaves. God does not love the proud and
the customs of those who lived before boastful ones, (4:36)
you, and grant you forgiveness. He is [4:37.] the stingy ones who try to make others
All-knowing and All-wise (4:26). stingy or those who hide the favors that
[4:27.] God wants to be merciful to you but God has bestowed on them. We have
those who follow their evil desires seek prepared a humiliating torment for the
to lead you astray (4:27). disbelievers, (4:37)
[4:28.] God wants to relieve you of your [4:38.] those who spend their property out of a
burden; all human beings were created desire to show off and not because of
weak. (4:28) their belief in God and the Day of
[4:29.] Believers, do not exchange your Judgment, and (lastly) those who
property in wrongful ways unless it is in choose Satan for a friend; what an evil
trade by mutual agreement. Do not kill friend!(4:38)
one another. God is All-merciful to you [4:39.] How could it have harmed them if they
(4:29). had believed in God and the Last Day
[4:30.] Whoever commits murder out of and spent their property for the cause of
animosity and injustice will be burnt in God? God knows them very well (4:39).
hell fire. This is a very easy thing for [4:40.] God does not do even an atom's weight
God to do. (4:30) of injustice. A good deed is multiplied
[4:31.] If you avoid violating that which has by God and richly rewarded. (4:40)
been prohibited, your (lesser) sins will [4:41.] How will it be when We call for a
be forgiven and you will be admitted witness from every nation and have
into an exalted dwelling (4:31). you, (Muhammad), testify against them
[4:32.] Do not envy the favors which God has all? (4:41).
granted to some of you. Men and [4:42.] At that time the disbelievers who
women will both be rewarded according disobeyed the Messenger will wish that
to their deeds, rather pray to God for they could be turned into dust and they
His favors. God knows all things. (4:32) will be able to hide nothing from God.
[4:33.] We have chosen heirs for every legacy (4:42)
that parents and relatives may leave. Let [4:43.] Believers, do not pray when you are
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understand what you say. Also, do not idols and Satan and who say, "The
pray when you have experienced a disbelievers are better guided than the
seminal discharge until after you have believers" (4:51).
taken a bath, unless you are on a [4:52.] God has condemned them. No one can
journey. If, while sick or on a journey, help one who has been condemned by
you can find no water after having God. (4:52)
defecated or after having had carnal [4:53.] Even if they had a share in the Kingdom
relations, perform tayammum by (Divine authority), they would not have
touching your palms on the pure earth given the smallest thing to anyone
and wipe the (upper part of) your face (4:53).
and the backs of your hands. God is [4:54.] Are they jealous of the favors that God
Gracious and All-forgiving. (4:43) has done to some people? We have
[4:44.] Have you seen those who had received given to the family of Abraham the
a portion of the Book trade misguidance Book, Wisdom, and a great Kingdom
and try to make you, too, go astray? (4:54).
(4:44). [4:55.] Some have believed, others have
[4:45.] God knows who are your enemies. You disbelieved and tried to prevent people
need to have no guardian or helper other from believing. For these people, only
than God. (4:45) the intense fire of hell is a sufficient
[4:46.] Some Jews take certain words out of punishment (4:55).
context and by twisting their tongues to [4:56.] We will make the rejectors of Our
make a jest out of the true religion, say, revelations suffer in hell fire. As soon
"We heard and (in our hearts ) as the fire destroys their skins, We will
disobeyed. (Muhammad) ra`ina (be kind give them new skins so that they may
to us) but they intend thereby (the suffer more of the torment. God is
meaning in their own language): Majestic and All-wise. (4:56)
"Listen! May God turn you deaf." They [4:57.] We will admit the righteously striving
should have said, "We heard and believers into the gardens wherein
obeyed. (Muhammad) listen and streams flow. They will live therein
consider our question." This would have forever in a cool shade with their pure
been better for them and more spouses. (4:57)
righteous. God has condemned them for [4:58.] God commands you to return that which
their disbelief, thus, no one, except a had been entrusted to you to the rightful
few among them, will have faith. (4:46) owners. Be just when passing judgment
[4:47.] People of the Book, have faith in the among people. God's advice is the most
Quran that We have revealed to confirm noble. He sees and hears everything.
your Book, before certain faces are (4:58)
changed and turned back. We shall [4:59.] Believers, obey God, His Messenger,
condemn them as We did the people of and your (qualified) leaders. If you have
the Sabbath about whom God's decree faith in God and the Day of Judgment,
had decisively been ordained. (4:47) refer to God and His Messenger
[4:48.] God does not forgive the sin of concerning matters in which you differ.
considering others equal to Him, but He This would be a more virtuous and a
may choose to forgive other sins. better way of settling differences. (4:59)
Whoever believes in other gods besides [4:60.] (Muhammad), have you seen those
Him has indulged in a great sin. (4:48) who think that they have faith in what is
(Muhammad), have you seen those who revealed to you and to others before
try to purify themselves? They should you, yet choose to take their affairs to
know that God only purifies whomever Satan for judgment even though they
He wants and that the slightest wrong are commanded to deny him. Satan
will not be done to such people (4:49). wants to lead them far away from the
[4:49.] Consider how they create lies about right path. (4:60)
God? This alone is a grave sin. (4:50) [4:61.] When the (hypocrites) are told to refer
[4:50.] to God's revelations and to the
[4:51.] Have you seen how those who had been Messenger, they try to find excuses to
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stay away from you (Muhammad) [4:73.] but if you were to receive a favor from
(4:61). God, they would certainly say, "(We
[4:62.] What would happen if they were to be have been ignored) as if there was no
afflicted by a disaster brought about by friendship among us. Would that we
their own hands? They would then had been there with them for we would
come to you swearing by God, "We have had a great success." (4:73)
only wanted to bring about friendship [4:74.] Those who want to buy the life
and reconciliation." (4:62) hereafter with this life should fight for
[4:63.] God knows what is in their hearts. the cause of God. We will give them a
(Muhammad), ignore their faults, advise great reward whether they are killed or
them, and tell them frankly about what whether they are victorious. (4:74)
is in their souls. (4:63) [4:75.] Why do you not fight for the cause of
[4:64.] We did not send any Messengers for God or save the helpless men, women,
any reason other than to be obeyed and children who cry out, "Lord, set us
because of the will of God. If they ever free from this town of wrong doers and
do injustice to themselves and come to send us a guardian and a helper?" (4:75)
you (Muhammad) asking for God's [4:76.] The believers fight for the cause of
forgiveness and if the Messenger also God. The unbelievers fight for the cause
was to ask God to forgive them, they of the Satan. So fight against the friends
would certainly find God All-forgiving of Satan for the evil plans of Satan are
and All-merciful. (4:64) certainly weak. (4:76)
[4:65.] I swear by your Lord that they will not [4:77.] Have you not seen those who were told
be considered believers until they let to stop fighting, to say their prayers, and
you judge their disputes and then they pay the religious tax? When they were
will find nothing in their souls to ordered to fight, some of them feared
prevent them from accepting your other men as much as or more than they
judgment, thus, submitting themselves feared God and so they said, "Lord,
to the will of God (4:65). why have you ordered us to fight? If
[4:66.] Had We commanded them to kill only you would give us a little time."
themselves or abandon their homes, (Muhammad), tell them, "The pleasures
only a few of them would have done it. of the worldly life are trivial. The life
If they had done what they had been hereafter is best for the pious ones. You
advised to do, it would have will not be treated the slightest bit
strengthened their faith, (4:66) unjustly. (4:77)
[4:67.] We would have given them a great
reward (4:67) Wherever you are, death will find you
[4:68.] and guided them to the right path. even if you hide yourselves in firmly
(4:68) constructed towers. Whenever people
[4:69.] One who obeys God and the Messenger experience good fortune, they say that it
is the friend of the Prophets, saints, is from God but whenever they
martyrs, and the righteous ones to experience misfortune, they say it is
whom God has granted His favors. because of you, (Muhammad).
They are the best friends that one can
have (4:69). [4:78.] Tell them, "Everything is from God."
[4:70.] The favors of God are such, and He What is wrong with these people that
knows very well (how to reward you).
they do not even try to understand?
(4:70) (4:78)
[4:71.] Believers, always be well prepared and [4:79.] Whatever good you may receive is
on your guard. March in small groups
certainly from God and whatever you
or all together (4:71). suffer is from yourselves. We have sent
[4:72.] There are some among you who lag
you, (Muhammad), as a Messenger to
behind (in battle) and if you were to
people. God is a Sufficient witness to
experience hardship, they would say, "It your truthfulness. (4:79)
was certainly due to God's favors to us
[4:80.] One who obeys the Messenger has
that we were not present with them," certainly obeyed God. You have not
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been sent to watch over those who turn slay them wherever you find them. Do
away from you (4:80). not establish friendship with them or
[4:81.] They proclaim obedience to you but as seek their help (4:89)
soon as they leave at night, a group of [4:90.] except with those who attach
them make secret plans to do the themselves to your allies or come to you
contrary of what you have told them to with no desire to fight you or their own
do. God keeps the record of their people. God could have given them
nocturnal plans. Therefore, leave them power to fight you. Thus, if they retreat,
alone and put your trust in God; He is stop fighting and come forward
Sufficient for you as your Guardian. expressing faith in Islam God will not
(4:81) allow you to fight them. (4:90)
[4:82.] Will they not ponder on the Quran? Had [4:91.] You will soon find others who seek
it not come from someone other than security from you as well as from their
God, they would have certainly found own people, but when they are invited
therein many contradictions. (4:82) to return to idol worship, they do so
[4:83.] When they receive any news of peace or enthusiastically. Thus, if they do not
war, they announce it in public. Had keep away from you nor come forward
they told it to the Messenger or to their with a peace proposal nor desist from
(qualified) leaders, they could have harming you, apprehend and slay them
used that information more properly. wherever you find them, for We have
Were it not for the favor and mercy of given you full control over them. (4:91)
God, all but a few of them would have [4:92.] A believer cannot slay another believer
followed Satan. (4:83) except by mistake for which the
[4:84.] Thus, (Muhammad), fight for the cause retaliation is to set free a believing slave
of God. You are only responsible for and pay the appointed blood money to
yourself. Rouse the believers and the relatives of the deceased unless the
perhaps God will stop the evil designs relatives wave aside the payment. If the
of the unbelievers. God's punishment person slain is from your enemies but
and retribution is the most severe. himself is a believer, the penalty is to
(4:84) set free a believing slave. If the person
[4:85.] Whoever intercedes for a good purpose slain is one of those with whom you
will receive his share of the reward but have a peace treaty, the penalty is the
the intercession for an evil purpose only same as that for a slain believer. If this
adds more to one's burden. God has is not possible, the defendant has to fast
control over all things. (4:85) for two consecutive months, asking God
[4:86.] Answer a greeting in kinder words than to accept his repentance. He is All-
those said to you in the greeting or at knowing and All-wise. (4:92)
least as kind. God keeps account of all [4:93.] The punishment for one who purposely
things. (4:86) slays a believer will be to live in hell
[4:87.] God exists. He is the only Lord. He will fire forever. God is angry with him and
gather you all together on the Day of has condemned him. He has prepared
Judgment which will certainly come. for him a great torment. (4:93)
Who is more truthful than God? (4:87) [4:94.] Believers, if you march with arms for
[4:88.] Why are you divided into two different the cause of God, make sure that you
parties concerning the hypocrites, when know whom to fight. Do not accuse
God Himself has turned them to anyone who claims himself to be a
disbelief because of their misdeeds. Do Muslim of disbelief just for worldly
you want to guide those whom God has gains. There is abundant bounty with
caused to go astray? You cannot find God. Before, you were also like them,
guidance for those whom God has made but God bestowed His favors upon you.
to err. (4:88) Thus, make sure that you know whom
[4:89.] They wish you to become unbelievers to fight. God is Well Aware of what you
as they themselves are. Do not establish do. (4:94)
friendship with them until they have [4:95.] Among the believers, those who stay at
abandoned their homes for the cause of home without a good reason are not
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of God in person or with their property. If rain or illness make you suffer, you
To those who strive for His cause in may place your arms aside during
person or with their property, God has prayer but still observe due precaution.
granted a higher rank than to those who God has prepared a humiliating torment
stay at home. God has promised that for the unbelievers. (4:102)
everyone will receive his proper share
of the reward but He will grant a much [4:103.] When you complete your prayer,
greater reward to those striving for His remember God all the time while
cause than to those who stay home (for standing, sitting, or reclining. When you
no reason) (4:95). are safe, say your prayers properly. It is
[4:96.] God will grant those who strive high a constant duty of the believers. (4:103)
ranks, forgiveness, and mercy. He is [4:104.] Do not neglect the pursuit of the enemy.
All-forgiving and All-merciful. (4:96) If you have suffered, they too have
[4:97.] When the angels take away from their suffered but you can, at least, expect
bodies the souls of those who have from God what they can never expect.
wronged themselves, they will ask God is All-knowing and All-wise.
them, "How did you live?" They will (4:104)
reply, "We lived on earth in weakness [4:105.] We have revealed to you the Book in all
and oppression." The angels will say, Truth so that you judge among people
"Was not God's land vast enough for by the laws of God. However, never
you to go wherever you could live in defend the treacherous ones (4:105).
peace?" The dwelling of these people [4:106.] Seek forgiveness from God. He is All-
will be hell fire, a terrible destination. forgiving and All-merciful. (4:106)
(4:97) [4:107.] Do not defend those who deceive
[4:98.] As for the really weak and oppressed themselves; God does not love those
men, women, and children who were who are treacherous and sinful (4:107).
not able to find any means of obtaining [4:108.] They hide their sins from other people
their freedom or of having the right but they cannot hide themselves from
guidance, (4:98) God who is constantly with them, even
[4:99.] perhaps God will forgive them; He is when they hold nocturnal meetings, a
All-merciful and All-forgiving. (4:99) thing which God does not like. God
[4:100.] One who abandons his home for the comprehends all that they do (4:108).
cause of God will find many places of [4:109.] You defend them in this life but who
refuge in the vast land and one who will defend them against God on the
dies, after having abandoned his home Day of Judgment and who will be their
to get near to God and His Messenger, attorney? (4:109)
will receive his reward from God. God [4:110.] One who commits a sin or does wrong
is All-forgiving and All-merciful. to himself and then seeks forgiveness
(4:100) from God, will find God All-forgiving
[4:101.] When you are on a journey, it is no sin and All-merciful (4:110).
to shorten your prayers if you are afraid [4:111.] One who commits sins has committed
of the mischief of the unbelievers. The them against his own soul. God is All-
unbelievers have always been your knowing and All-wise (4:111).
sworn enemies (4:101). [4:112.] One who makes a mistake or commits a
[4:102.] (Muhammad), if you are among them sin and ascribes it to an innocent
(your followers during a battle) and you person, he only burdens himself with
call them for prayer, let a group of them slander and a grave sin. (4:112)
carry their arms during prayer. After [4:113.] Were it not for the favor and mercy of
they have made their prostrations, let God, some of them would have
them go back to watch the enemy and certainly tried to make you
let the other group who has not yet (Muhammad) go astray. However, they
prayed, join you, carrying their arms cannot lead any one astray but
with due precaution. The unbelievers themselves nor can they harm you. God
would love to find you neglecting your has revealed the Book to you, has given
arms and property and would attack you you wisdom, and has taught you what
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you did not know. Certainly God's favor [4:125.] Whose religion is better than that in
to you has been great. (4:113) which one submits himself to God,
[4:114.] There is nothing good in much of their behaves righteously, and follows the
secret talks except for that which is for upright religion of Abraham, God's
charity, justice, or for reconciliation chosen friend? (4:125).
among people to seek thereby the [4:126.] To God belongs all that is in the
pleasure of God for which We will give heavens and the earth and He has
a great reward. (4:114) control over all things. (4:126)
[4:115.] Whoever gives the Messenger a hard [4:127.] (Muhammad), they ask you concerning
time, even after having received clear women. Tell them, "God will instruct
guidance, and follows a path other than you about them, besides that which can
that of the believers, will be left alone. be read in the Book, about widows with
We will cast him into hell, a terrible children, whom you wanted to marry
destination. (4:115) without giving them their due rights and
[4:116.] God will not forgive the sin of He will instruct you about the rights of
considering something equal to Him, the weak and oppressed children. God
but He may forgive the other sins of commands you to maintain justice with
whomever He wants. One who the orphans. God knows all about
considers anything equal to God has whatever good you do. (4:127)
certainly gone far away from the right [4:128.] If a woman is afraid of her husband's ill
path. (4:116) treatment and desertion, it will be no sin
[4:117.] They (the pagans) only worship idols for both of them to reach a
and Satan, the persistent rebel (4:117). reconciliation. Reconciliation is good
[4:118.] God condemned Satan when he said, "I even though men's souls are swayed by
will certainly take my revenge from greed. If you act righteously and be
Your servants (4:118). pious, God is Well Aware of what you
[4:119.] I will lead them astray, induce in their do. (4:128)
hearts prolonged, worldly desires, [4:129.] You will never be able to maintain
command them to pierce the ears of justice among your wives and love them
their animals, sacrificed for the idols, all equally, no matter how hard you try.
and order them to change the religion of Do not give total preference to one of
God." One who accepts Satan as his them, leaving the other as if in
guardian, instead of God, has certainly suspense. If you do bring about
incurred a great loss upon himself reconciliation and maintain piety, God
(4:119). is All-forgiving and All-merciful.
[4:120.] Satan gives them false promises and (4:129)
tempts them to develop longings which [4:130.] If the marriage is terminated, God will
can never be realized (4:120). make each one of them financially
[4:121.] Such people will dwell in hell fire from independent. God is Munificent and
which they will not be able to escape. Wise. (4:130)
(4:121) [4:131.] To God belongs all that is in the
[4:122.] We will admit the righteously striving heavens and the earth. We have told
believers to Paradise wherein streams you and the People of the Book to have
flow and they will live therein forever. fear of God. If you all refuse to believe
God's promise is true for no one is more in Him, know that to God belongs all
truthful than Him. (4:122) that is in the heavens and the earth. God
[4:123.] Believers and People of the Book, is Self-sufficient and Praiseworthy.
wishes alone can never provide you (4:131)
with salvation. Whoever commits evil [4:132.] To God belongs all that is in the
will be punished accordingly and no heavens and the earth. God is a totally
one besides God will be his guardian or Sufficient Guardian (4:132).
helper (4:123). [4:133.] Had God wanted He could have
[4:124.] Any believer, male or female, who acts destroyed you all and replaced you by
righteously, will enter Paradise and will another people; He has the power to do
not suffer the least bit of injustice so (4:133).
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[4:134.] Be it known to those who want worldly pray, but, in truth they remember God
rewards that God holds the rewards for very little. (4:142)
this life as well as the life to come. God [4:143.] They are hesitant people belonging to
is All-hearing and All-seeing. (4:134) neither side. You can find no other way
[4:135.] Believers, be the supporters of justice for one whom God has caused to go
and the testify to what you may have astray. (4:143)
witnessed, for the sake of God, even [4:144.] Believers, do not make unbelievers your
against yourselves, parents, and intimate friends and supporters rather
relatives; whether it be against the rich than believers. Do you want to establish
or the poor. God must be given clear evidence against yourselves before
preference over them. Let not your God? (4:144)
desires cause you to commit injustice. If [4:145.] The hypocrites will be placed in the
you deviate from the truth in your lowest bottom of the fire and none of
testimony, or decline to give your you will ever find a helper for them,
testimony at all, know that God is Well except (4:145)
Aware of what you do. (4:135) [4:146.] those (hypocrites) who have repented,
[4:136.] Believers, have faith in God and His put their trust in God, and sincerely
Messenger, the Book which is revealed followed only His religion will live with
to him, and the Bible which has been the believers to whom God will give a
revealed before. Whoever refuses to great reward. (4:146)
believe in God, His angels, Books, [4:147.] Why should God punish you if you give
Messengers and the Day of Judgment, thanks and believe in Him? God is All-
has gone far away from the right path rewarding and All-forgiving. (4:147)
(4:136). [4:148.] God does not love public accusation
[4:137.] God will not forgive or guide to the unless one is truly wronged. God is All-
right path those who first believe, then hearing and All-knowing. (4:148)
disbelieve, again believe and disbelieve, [4:149.] Whether you act virtuously, in public or
and then increase their disbelief. (4:137) in private, or pardon (people's) faults,
[4:138.] Tell the hypocrites that for them there God is All-forgiving and All-powerful.
will be a painful torment (4:138). (4:149)
[4:139.] Do those who establish friendship with [4:150.] Those who disbelieve in God and His
the disbelievers instead of the believers Messengers try to create differences
seek honor? Let them know that all between God and His Messengers (by
honor belongs to God. (4:139) rejecting their message).
[4:140.] God has told you (believers) in the [4:151.] They say, "We believe in some but not
Book that when you hear people in others." Thus, they try to find a
disbelieving and mocking God's middle way (4:150) but, in fact, they are
revelations, do not sit with them unless unbelievers, and for them We have
they change the subject. You will prepared a humiliating torment (4:151).
become like them. God will gather all [4:152.] As for those who believe in God and
the hypocrites and the disbelievers make no distinction between His
together in hell fire. (4:140) Messengers, they will receive His
[4:141.] (The hypocrites) wait and watch. If God reward. God is All-forgiving and All-
grants you victory, they say, "Did we merciful. (4:152)
not help you?" If the unbelievers are [4:153.] (Muhammad), the People of the Book
victorious, they say, "Did we not ask you to make a Book descend to
encourage you not to surrender to the them from the heavens. However, they
believers and did we not protect you had asked Moses for things much
from them?" God will judge among you harder to do than this, by saying, "Show
on the Day of Judgment. He will never us God in person." Thunder and
help the disbelievers against the lightning struck them because of their
believers (4:141). unjust demands. Despite all the
[4:142.] The hypocrites try to deceive God but evidence that had come to them, they
He, in fact, deceives them. They stand started to worship the calf, but We
up in prayer lazily just to show that they forgave them for their sins and gave
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[4:154.] We raised Mount (Sinai) above them [4:163.] (Muhammad), We have sent
because of Our solemn promise to them. revelations to you just as were sent to
Also, We told them to prostrate Noah and the Prophets who lived after
themselves when entering the gate (of him and to Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac,
the holy house) and not to commit Jacob, his descendants, Jesus, Job,
transgression on the Sabbath. We made Jonah, Aaron, and Solomon. We gave
a solemn covenant with them. (4:154) the Psalms to David (4:163).
[4:155.] However, because of their disbelief, [4:164.] (We sent revelations to) the
disregard of their covenant, denial of Messengers mentioned to you before
God's revelations, murdering the and also to Messengers who have not
Prophets without reason, and their been mentioned to you. God spoke to
saying that their hearts were covered, Moses in words. (4:164)
We sealed up their hearts. Only a few of
them believe. (4:155) The Messengers were sent to give people the
[4:156.] Their hearts were also sealed because of glad news (of God's mercy) and warn
their lack of faith, their gravely them (of His punishment) so that the
slanderous accusation against Mary, human being would not have any
(4:156) objections against God, after the
[4:157.] and their statement that they murdered coming of the Messengers, (that they
Jesus, son of Mary, the Messenger of did not have any knowledge of His
God, when, in fact, they could not have mercy and punishment).
murdered him or crucified him. They, in
fact, murdered someone else by
[4:165.] God is Majestic and All-wise. (4:165)
mistake. Even those who disputed (the [4:166.] God testifies that whatever He has
question of whether or not Jesus was revealed to you (Muhammad) He has
murdered) did not have a shred of
revealed it on purpose and the angels
evidence. All that they knew about it also testify to it but God's testimony
was mere conjecture. They certainly alone is Sufficient. (4:166)
could not have murdered Jesus (4:157). [4:167.] Those who have rejected the faith and
[4:158.] God raised him up to Himself. God is have obstructed people from the way of
Majestic and All-wise. (4:158)
God, have certainly gone far away from
[4:159.] There will be no one among the People the right path (4:167).
of the Book who will not believe (a [4:168.] God will not forgive those who have
belief of no value) in him (Jesus) before
rejected the faith and committed
their deaths. On the Day of Judgment, injustice, nor will He guide them to any
(Jesus) will testify against them. (4:159) way (4:168)
[4:160.] We made unlawful for the Jews certain
[4:169.] other than that of hell wherein they will
pure things which had been lawful for live forever. For God this is not in the
them before, because of the injustice least bit difficult. (4:169)
which they had committed, their
[4:170.] Mankind, the Messenger has come to
obstructing many people from the way you from your Lord in all Truth. It is for
of God, (4:160) your own good to believe in him, but if
[4:161.] their taking usury which was prohibited
you disbelieve, know that to God
for them, and their consuming people's belongs all that is in the heavens and the
property unjustly. For the unbelievers earth. God is All-knowing and All-wise.
among them, We have prepared a
(4:170)
painful torment. (4:161) [4:171.] People of the Book, do not exceed the
[4:162.] However, the learned among them (the limits of devotion in your religion or
Jews) and the faithful believe in what
say anything about God which is not the
God has revealed to you (Muhammad) Truth. Jesus, son of Mary, is only a
and to the others before you and those
Messenger of God, His Word, and a
who are steadfast in prayer, pay their
spirit from Him whom He conveyed to
religious tax, and believe in God and Mary. So have faith in God and His
the Day of Judgment. They all will
Messengers. Do not say that there are
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believing in the Trinity. There is only Hunting is not lawful for you during
One God. He is too glorious to give ihram (a part of the rituals during
birth to a son. To God belongs all that is pilgrimage).
in the heavens and the earth. God alone
is a Sufficient Guardian for all. (4:171) God decrees as He wills. (5:1)
[4:172.] Jesus never disdained the worship of
God nor did the nearest angels to God. [5:2.] Believers do not disrespect the
Whoever, out of pride, disdains the reminders of God, the sacred months,
worship of God should know that
the animals brought for sacrifice, or
everyone will be brought before Him. what is marked for sacrificial offering
(4:172)
or the people heading to the precinct of
[4:173.] The righteously striving believers will the Sacred House to seek the favor and
receive the reward for their deeds and pleasure of their Lord.
extra favors from God. But those who
disdain the worship of God out of pride
will suffer the most painful torment. Once the restrictions of ihram are over,
They will find no guardian or helper you may hunt. Do not let the hostility of
besides God. (4:173) a group of people keep you away from
[4:174.] Mankind, an undeniable proof has the Sacred Mosque or make you express
certainly come to you and We have sent animosity. Co-operate with each other
you a shining light (4:174). in righteousness and piety, not in sin
[4:175.] Those who believe in God and seek His and hostility. Have fear of God; He is
protection will receive His mercy, stern in His retribution. (5:2)
favors, and His guidance to the right
path. (4:175) [5:3.] It is unlawful for you to consume the
[4:176.] (Muhammad), they seek your verdict. following as food: an animal that has
Tell them, "God commands this not been properly slaughtered, blood,
concerning your kindred: If a man dies pork, an animal slaughtered and
childless but has a sister, she will consecrated in the name of someone
receive half of the legacy. If a woman other than God, an animal killed by
dies childless, her brother will receive strangulation or a violent blow, an
the whole legacy. If a childless man animal killed by falling down, an
leaves only two sisters, both will animal which has been gored to death,
receive two-thirds of the legacy. If the an animal partly eaten by a wild beast
heirs are both sisters and brothers, the before being properly slaughtered, an
share of a male will be twice as much as animal which has been sacrificed on the
the share of the female. God explains stone blocks (which pagans
His Laws to you so that you will not go worshipped), and any flesh divided by
astray. God knows all things. (4:176) casting superstitious and gambling
arrows (a pagan tradition), which is a
sin.

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THE TABLE (al-ma'idah) (5) about your religion. Do not be afraid of
them but have fear of Me. On this day I
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My favors to you, and have chosen
In the Name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful Islam as your religion.

[5:1.] Believers, stand by your contracts (and If anyone not (normally) inclined to sin
obligations). is forced by hunger to eat unlawful
substances instead of proper food, he
Of all animals, cattle has been made may do so to spare his life. God is All-
lawful for you as food with certain forgiving and All-merciful. (5:3)
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[5:4.] (Muhammad), they ask you what has "We have heard (the words of the Lord)
been made lawful for them (as food). and have obeyed Him." Have fear of
God; He knows well all that the hearts
Tell them, "All pure things are made contain. (5:7)
lawful for you." If you train dogs or [5:8.] Believers, be steadfast for the cause of
other beasts for hunting, you should God and just in bearing witness. Let not
train them according to what God has a group's hostility to you cause you to
taught you. It, then, is lawful for you to deviate from justice. Be just, for it is
eat the animals that they hunt, provided closer to piety. Have fear of God; God
you mention the Name of God over the is Well Aware of what you do. (5:8)
prey. Have fear of God. Certainly God's [5:9.] God has promised forgiveness and a
reckoning is swift. (5:4) great reward to the righteously striving
believers (5:9).
[5:10.] However, the unbelievers who have
[5:5.] On this day, all pure things are made
lawful for you (as food). called Our revelations lies will have hell
for their dwelling. (5:10)
[5:11.] Believers, recall God's favors to you
The food of the People of the Book is when a group of people were about to
made lawful for you and your food is harm you and God made their evil plots
made lawful for them. against you fail. Have fear of God.
Believers, only trust in God. (5:11)
It is lawful for you to marry chaste [5:12.] God certainly made a solemn covenant
Muslim women and chaste women of with the children of Israel and raised
the People of the Book, provided, you among them twelve elders. God said to
pay their dowry, maintain chastity, and them, "I am with you if you will be
avoid fornication or lustful relations steadfast in your prayers, pay (zakat)
outside of marriage. The deeds of religious tax, believe in My
anyone who rejects the faith, certainly, Messengers, support them with
become fruitless. He will be of those reverence, and give a generous loan for
who lose on the Day of Judgment. (5:5) the cause of God."

[5:6.] Believers, when you are about to pray, We shall expiate your bad deeds and
wash your face and your hands along admit you to the gardens wherein
with the elbows and wipe your head and streams flow. Whichever of you turns to
your feet to the ankles. disbelief after this has certainly gone
astray (from the right path)." (5:12)
If you experience a seminal discharge, manage to
take (the required) bath. If you are sick, [5:13.] For their disregard of their solemn
or on a journey, or have just defecated, covenant with God, We condemned the
or have had intercourse with women Israelites and made their hearts hard as
and cannot find any water, perform a stone. Now they displace the words of
tayammum by: touching clean natural God and have forgotten their share of
earth with both palms and wiping (the the guidance that they had received.
upper part) of your face and (the back Still you receive news of the treachery
of) your hands. of all but a few of them. Forgive and
ignore them. God loves the righteous
God does not want you to suffer ones. (5:13)
hardship. He wants you to be purified. [5:14.] We had made a solemn covenant with
He wants to complete His favors to you those who call themselves Christians,
so that perhaps you would give Him but they forgot their share of the
thanks. (5:6) guidance that was sent to them. We
have induced hatred and animosity
[5:7.] Remember God's favors to you and the among them which will remain with
firm covenant that He has made with them until the Day of Judgment when
you. You said because of this covenant,

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God will tell them about what they had there unless they leave the land first. If
done. (5:14) they leave it then we will enter." (5:22)
[5:15.] People of the Book, Our Messenger has [5:23.] Two God-fearing men on whom God
come to you. He tells you about the had bestowed favors told them,
many things that you had been hiding of "Proceed through the gates and when
the Book and forgives you much. you enter the city you will be
victorious. Have trust in God if you are
A light and a clarifying Book has come true believers" (5:23).
to you from God (5:15) [5:24.] They said, "(Moses), as long as they are
in the land, we shall never go there. Go
with your Lord to fight them but we
[5:16.] to show the way of peace to those who
seek His pleasure, to bring them out of shall stay where we are" (5:24).
darkness into light through His will and [5:25.] (Moses) said, "Lord, I can only speak
for myself and my brother; keep us
to guide them to the right path. (5:16)
[5:17.] Those who have said that the Messiah, away from the evil-doers" (5:25).
son of Mary, is God, have, in fact, [5:26.] The Lord said, "The land will be
prohibited to them for forty years
committed themselves to disbelief.
(Muhammad), ask them, "Who can (during all such time) they will wander
prevent God from destroying the in the land. Do not feel sad for the evil-
doing people." (5:26)
Messiah, his mother and all that is in the
earth?" To God belongs all that is in the [5:27.] (Muhammad) tell them the true story of
heavens, the earth, and all that is the two sons of Adam (Abel and Cain).
Each one of them offered a sacrifice.
between them. God creates whatever He
wants and He has power over all things. God accepted the sacrifice of one of
(5:17) them (Abel) but not that of the other
(Cain) who then said to his brother, "I
[5:18.] The Jews and Christians call themselves
the beloved sons of God. (Muhammad), shall certainly kill you." (Abel) replied,
ask them, "Why does God punish you "God only accepts the offerings of the
pious ones (5:27).
for your sins? In fact, you are mere
human beings whom He has created. He [5:28.] Even if you try to kill me, I certainly
shall not try to kill you. I have fear of
forgives and punishes whomever He
wants. To Him belongs all that is in the God, the Lord of the creation (5:28).
heavens, the earth, and all that is [5:29.] I would prefer you to take sole
responsibility for both our sins and thus
between them and to Him do all things
return. (5:18) become a dweller of hell; this is what an
[5:19.] People of the Book, Our Messenger has unjust person deserves." (5:29)
[5:30.] (Cain's) soul prompted him to kill his
come to you to guide you at a time
when none of Our other Messengers are own brother. In doing so he became of
living among you. (We sent him) so that those who lose (5:30).
[5:31.] God sent down a raven which started to
you will not complain about having no
one to tell you of what is good or warn dig up the earth to show the killer how
you of what is bad. Now a bearer of to bury the corpse of his brother. On
seeing the raven, (Cain) said, "Woe to
good news has come to you. God has
power over all things. (5:19) me! Am I less able than a raven to bury
[5:20.] When Moses told his people, "Recall the corpse of my brother?" He became
greatly remorseful. (5:31)
God's favors to you. He made
Messengers and Kings out of your own [5:32.] For this reason, We made it a law for
people and gave you what He had not the children of Israel that the killing of a
person for reasons other than legal
given to others (5:20).
[5:21.] Enter the sacred promised land which retaliation or for stopping corruption in
the land is as great a sin as murdering
God has designated for you. Do not
all of mankind. However, to save a life
return to disbelief lest you become lost"
(5:21). would be as great a virtue as to save all
of mankind. Our Messengers had come
[5:22.] They said, "Moses, a giant race of
people is living there. We shall never go to them with clear authoritative
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thereafter started doing wrong in the only those words which are the same as
land. (5:32) what We have told you. If you do not,
[5:33.] The only proper recompense for those then beware!"
who fight against God and His
Messenger and try to spread evil in the You can not help those whom God
land is to be killed, crucified, or either wants to try. God does not want to
to have one of their hands and feet cut cleanse the hearts of such people. They
from the opposite side or to be sent into lead a disgraceful life in this world and
exile. These are to disgrace them in this in the life hereafter they will suffer a
life and they will suffer a great torment great torment. (5:41)
in the life hereafter. (5:33)
[5:42.] They deliberately listen to lies (for
As for those who repent before you (the deceitful purposes) and live on usury.
legal authorities) have control over
them (by proving their guilts). If they come to you (seeking your
judgment to settle their differences),
[5:34.] They should know that God is All- you may settle their disputes or keep
forgiving and All-merciful. (5:34) aloof from them.
[5:35.] Believers, have fear of God. Find the
means to reach Him and strive hard for Should you choose not to bother with
His cause so that you may have
them, it will not harm you in the least. If
everlasting happiness. (5:35) you decide to issue your decree, decide
[5:36.] Had the unbelievers had twice as much their case with justice. God loves those
as the wealth of the whole earth in order
who are just.(5:42)
to ransom themselves from the torment
in the life hereafter, still their ransom
would not have been accepted. For them [5:43.] How can they come to you for judgment
there will be a painful torment (5:36). when they already have the Torah
[5:37.] They will wish to get out of the fire but which contains the decree of God! It
they will not have such a choice. Their does not take them long to disregard
torment will be constant. (5:37) your judgment; they are not true
[5:38.] Cut off the hands of a male or female believers. (5:43)
thief as a punishment for their deed and [5:44.] We had revealed the Torah, containing
a lesson for them from God. God is guidance and light. The Prophets who
Majestic and All-wise (5:38). had submitted themselves to the will of
[5:39.] However, God will accept the God, judged the Jews by the laws of the
repentance of whoever repents and Torah. So did the godly people and the
reforms himself after committing Jewish scholars who remembered some
injustice; He is All-forgiving and All- parts of the Book of God and bore
merciful (5:39). witness to it. Mankind, do not be afraid
[5:40.] Do you not know that to God belongs of people but have fear of Me. Do not
the Kingdom of the heavens and the sell My revelations for a paltry price.
earth and that He punishes or forgives Those who do not judge by the laws of
whomever He wants? God has power God are disbelievers. (5:44)
over all things. (5:40) [5:45.] In the Torah We made mandatory for
[5:41.] Messenger, do not be grieved about the the Jews these rules of retaliation:
people who run back to disbelief. They Capital punishment for the murder of a
only say that they believe but, in fact, person; an eye for an eye, a nose for a
they have no faith in their hearts. nose, an ear for an ear, a tooth for a
tooth, and a just compensation for a
wound.
Some Jews knowingly listen to lies and
accept the lies which come from others,
(Jews), who have no relation with you If the perpetrator is forgiven by the
and who distort certain words of the affected party, this will be an expiation
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according to what God has revealed are among the people (Jews) saying, "We
unjust. (5:45) are afraid of being struck by disaster."
But if God were to grant you victory or
[5:46.] We made Jesus, son of Mary, follow in some other favors, they would then
the footsteps (of the earlier Prophets) regret for what they had been hiding in
and confirm what existed in the Torah their souls. (5:52)
in his time. We gave him the Gospel [5:53.] The believers say, "Are these the people
containing guidance and light, as a who proclaimed themselves to be our
confirmation of the Torah and sworn friends?" Their deeds have
instruction and advice for the pious become devoid of all virtue and they
ones. (5:46) themselves have become lost. (5:53)
[5:47.] The followers of the Gospels (the New [5:54.] Believers, whichever of you turns away
Testament) must judge according to from his faith should know that God
what God has revealed in it. Those who will soon raise a people whom He loves
do not judge by the laws of God are evil and who love Him, who are humble
doers. (5:57) towards the believers, dignified to the
[5:48.] We have revealed the Book to you unbelievers, who strive hard for the
(Muhammad) in all Truth. It confirms cause of God, and who have no fear of
the (original) Bible and has the anyone's accusations. This is a favor
authority to preserve or abrogate what from God. He bestows His favors upon
the Bible contains. Judge among them whomever He wants. God is Munificent
by what God has revealed to you and do and All-knowing. (5:54)
not follow their desires instead of the [5:55.] Only God, His Messenger, and the true
Truth which has come to you. believers who are steadfast in prayer
and pay alms, while they kneel during
prayer, are your guardians (5:55).
We have given a law and a way of life to each of
you. Had God wanted, He could have [5:56.] One whose guardians are God, His
made you into one nation, but He Messenger ,and the true believers
should know that God's party will
wanted to see who are the more pious
ones among you. Compete with each certainly triumph. (5:56)
[5:57.] Believers, do not consider those among
other in righteousness. All of you will
return to God who will tell you the truth the People of the Book and the
in the matter of your differences. (5:48) unbelievers who mock at your religion
and treat it as useless, as your
protectors. Have fear of God if you are
[5:49.] (Muhammad), you must judge among true believers (5:57).
them by what God has revealed. Do not [5:58.] Because they are devoid of
follow their desires. Beware of their understanding, they ridicule your call
mischievous deception concerning some for prayers saying that it is a useless act.
of the matters that God has revealed to (5:58)
you. If they turn away, know that what [5:59.] (Muhammad), say to the People of the
God wants is to punish them for some Book, "Do you take revenge on us
of their sins. Many human beings are because of our belief in God and what
evil-doers. (5:49) He has revealed to us and to others
[5:50.] Do they want judgments that are issued before us? Most of you are evil-doers"
out of ignorance? Who is a better judge (5:59).
for the people whose belief is based on [5:60.] Say, "Should I tell you who will receive
certainty, than God? (5:50) the worst punishment from God? Those
[5:51.] Believers, do not consider the Jews and whom God has condemned, afflicted
Christians as your intimate friends for with His anger, made apes out of them,
they are only friends with each other. swine and worshippers of Satan, will
Whoever does so will be considered as have the worst dwelling and will
one of them. God does not guide the wander far away from the right path."
unjust people. (5:51) (5:60)
[5:52.] (Muhammad), you have seen those [5:61.] When they come to you (believers),
whose hearts are sick, running around they say, "We have accepted your

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faith." However, they entered into your revealed to you (Muhammad) from your
faith as unbelievers and left it as Lord will only increase their disbelief
unbelievers. God knows best what they and rebellion (against you).
were hiding. (5:61)
[5:62.] You can see many of them competing Do not grieve for the unbelieving
with each other in sin, hostility, and in people. (5:68)
taking usury. What they had been doing
is certainly evil (5:62). [5:69.] The believers, Jews, Sabaeans, and the
[5:63.] Why did the men of God and rabbis not
Christians who believe in God and the
forbid them from following their sinful Day of Judgment and who do what is
words and their consuming of unlawful
right will have nothing to fear nor will
gains. Evil was their (rabbis and priests) they be grieved. (5:69)
profession! (5:63) [5:70.] We made a covenant with the Israelites
[5:64.] The Jews have said, "God's hands are
and sent Messengers to them. Whenever
bound." May they themselves be a Messenger came to them with a
handcuffed and condemned for what message which did not suit their desires,
they have said! God's hands are free and
they would reject some of the
He distributes His favors to His Messengers and kill others. (5:70)
creatures however He wants. The [5:71.] They were blind and deaf in their pride,
rebellion and disbelief of many of them
thinking themselves (to be the chosen
will be intensified against you because nation of God) and thus safe from
of what has been revealed to you from calamities. God forgave them but many
your Lord.
of them out, of pride, again became
blind and deaf. God is Well Aware of
We have induced hostility and hatred what they do. (5:71)
among them which will remain with [5:72.] Those who say that Jesus, the son of
them up until the Day of Judgment. Mary, is God, have, in fact, turned to
Whenever they kindle the fire of war, disbelief. Jesus said to the Israelites,
God extinguishes it. They try to destroy "Worship God, my Lord and yours. God
the land but God does not love the evil- will deprive anyone who considers
doers. (5:64) anything equal to God of Paradise and
his dwelling will be fire. The unjust
[5:65.] Had the People of the Book accepted people have no helpers." (5:72)
the faith and observed piety, certainly, [5:73.] Those who say that God is the third of
We would have redeemed their bad the Three, have, in fact, turned to
deeds and admitted them into a blissful disbelief. There is no Lord but God, the
Paradise. (5:65) only One Lord. If they will not give-up
[5:66.] Had they followed the Laws of the Old such belief, the disbelievers among
and New Testaments and what was them will suffer a painful torment
revealed to them from their Lord, they (5:73).
would have received Our bounties from [5:74.] Should they not repent and ask Him for
above and below in abundance. Some of forgiveness? God is All-forgiving and
them are modest people, but many of All-merciful. (5:74)
them commit the worst sins. (5:66) [5:75.] Jesus, the son of Mary, was no more
[5:67.] Messenger, preach what is revealed to than a Messenger before whom there
you from your Lord. If you will not lived many other Messengers. His
preach, it would be as though you have mother was a truthful woman and both
not conveyed My message. God of them ate earthly food. Consider how
protects you from men. He does not We explain the evidence (of the Truth)
guide the unbelieving people. (5:67) to them and see where they then turn.
[5:68.] (Muhammad), tell the People of the (5:75)
Book, "You have nothing unless you [5:76.] (Muhammad), say to them, "Do you
follow the Old and New Testaments and worship things besides God which can
that which (the Quran) God has neither harm or benefit you?" It is only
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God who is All-hearing and All- will be the recompense of the righteous
knowing. (5:76) people. (5:85)
[5:77.] Say to the People of the Book, "Do not [5:86.] Those who disbelieved and denied Our
wrongly exceed the proper limit of revelations will be the dwellers of Hell.
devotion to your religion or follow the (5:86)
desires of the people who have erred. [5:87.] Believers, do not make unlawful the
They have misled many others and have pure things which God has made lawful
themselves stayed far away from the for you. Do not transgress for God does
right path. (5:77) not love the transgressors (5:87).
[5:78.] The unbelievers among the Israelites, [5:88.] Eat from the pure and lawful things that
because of their disobedience and God has given to you. Have fear of God
transgression, were condemned by in Whom you believe. (5:88)
David and Jesus, the son of Mary for [5:89.] God will not hold you responsible for
their disobedience; they were your thoughtless oaths. However, He
transgressors (5:78). will question you about your deliberate
[5:79.] They did not prevent each other from oaths. The expiation for breaking an
committing sins nor would they oath is to feed ten needy people with
themselves stay away from them. Evil food, typical of that which you feed to
was what they had done! (5:79) your own people, to clothe them or to
[5:80.] You have seen many of them set a slave free. One who cannot pay
establishing friendship with the this, he must fast for three days to
unbelievers. Vile is what their souls expiate his oaths. Keep your oaths.
have gained! They have invoked the Thus, does God explain His Laws so
wrath of God upon themselves and they that you will give Him thanks. (5:89)
will live forever in torment. (5:80) [5:90.] Believers, wine, gambling, the stone
[5:81.] Had they had faith in God, the Prophet, altars and arrows (that the pagans
and what was revealed to him, they associate with certain divine characters)
would not have been the friends of the are all abominable acts associated with
unbelievers. However, many of them satanic activities. Avoid them so that
are evil-doers. (5:81) you may have everlasting happiness
[5:82.] You find Jews and pagans among the (5:90).
worst of the enemies of the believers. [5:91.] Satan wants to induce hostility and
(Of the non-believers) nearest to them hatred among you through wine and
(the believers) in affection you find gambling and to prevent you from
those who say, "We are Christians," for remembering God and prayer. Will you
among them are the priests and monks then avoid such things? (5:91)
who are not proud. (5:81) [5:92.] Obey God and the Messenger and be
cautious (of the harmful things).
When they hear what is revealed to the
Messenger, you can see their eyes flood If you turn away (from Our laws), know
with tears, as they learn about the Truth. that the duty of the Messenger is only to
They say, "Lord, we believe (in this preach in clear words. (5:92)
faith).
[5:93.] The righteously striving believers will
[5:83.] Write our names down as bearing not be blamed for what they have eaten,
witness to it (5:83). if they maintain piety, do good deeds,
[5:84.] Why should we not believe in God and have faith, and be charitable. God loves
the Truth that has come to us and hope the generous people. (5:93)
that the Lord will admit us into the [5:94.] Believers, God will test you (to see the
company of the righteous people?" strength of your obedience) concerning
(5:84) what you hunt by hand or spear, so that
[5:85.] Thus, God has given them as their He would know who has fear of Him in
reward, gardens wherein streams flow private. Whoever transgresses will
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[5:95.] Believers, do not hunt when you are in [5:103.] God has not instituted the rites of
the holy precinct. Whichever of you Bahirah, Sa'ibah, Wasilah, nor of Hami
purposely kills game in the holy (names of certain animals that the
precinct has to offer, as an expiation, a pagans would offer as sacrifice).
sacrifice in the holy precinct which two
just people among you would consider It is the pagans who have attributed
equal to the prey or food to a destitute falsehood to God. Many of them have
person or has to fast (for an appointed no understanding. (5:103)
time) to bear the burden of the penalty
for his deed. God forgives whatever was [5:104.] When they are told to refer to the
done in the past, but He will take guidance of God and to the Messenger,
revenge on whoever returns to they say, "The tradition of our fathers is
transgression, for He is Majestic and sufficient for our guidance," even
Capable of taking revenge. (5:95) though, in fact, their fathers had neither
[5:96.] It is lawful for you to hunt from the sea knowledge nor proper guidance. (5:104)
and to eat seafood. This is for your [5:105.] Believers, save your own souls, for if
benefit and for the benefit of travellers.
you have the right guidance, no one
However, it is not lawful for you to hunt who strays can harm you. You will all
on land as long as you are in the sacred return to God who will tell you about
precinct. Have fear of God before
what you have done. (5:105)
whom you will all be raised. (5:96) [5:106.] Believers, when death approaches any
[5:97.] God has made the Kabah, the Sacred one of you, let two just men from your
House, the sacred months, the
own people (Muslims) or any two other
unmarked and marked sacrificial men (People of the Book) if death
animals for the welfare of men and in befalls you on a journey, bear witness to
order to inform you that God knows all
the bequest. If you have any doubts as
that is in the heavens and the earth. He to their honesty, detain them and let
has the knowledge of all things (5:97). them take an oath after the prayer, each
[5:98.] Know that God is stern in His
one of them saying, "I swear by God
retribution and He is All-forgiving and that my testimony is true. I am not
All-merciful. (5:98)
selling the Truth for a paltry price even
[5:99.] The duty of the Messenger is only to though the beneficiary would be one of
preach. God knows what you reveal or my relatives. I do not hide the testimony
hide (5:99).
which is the right of God, for then I
[5:100.] (Muhammad), say to them, "The pure
would be one of the sinners." (5:106)
and filthy are not the same even though [5:107.] If their honesty is challenged, two
the abundance of filth may attract you.
others from the relatives of the deceased
Men of reason, have fear of God so that should swear in the same way and
you may have eternal happiness." testify to the bequest saying, "We swear
(5:100)
by God that our testimony is the true
[5:101.] Believers, do not ask about things one. We do not transgress in the matter
which, if revealed to you, would lest we become unjust ones." (5:107)
disappoint you. If you ask about such
[5:108.] This will help preserve a proper
things when the Prophet is receiving testimony because the witness will be
revelations, they will also be revealed to afraid of the denial of their own
you. God has exempted you (from the
testimony by a second pair of witness.
responsibilities of the things you wanted Have fear of God and listen (properly).
to know).
God does not guide the evil doing
He is All-forgiving and Forbearing. people. (5:108)
(5:101)
[5:109.] Have fear of the day when God will
[5:102.] People living before you had asked
bring all the Messengers together and
about such things, but then rejected ask them, "What was the response of
them. (5:102)
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have no knowledge. You are the only say? Had I ever said it, You would have
One who has knowledge of the unseen." certainly known about it. You know
(5:109) what is in my soul, but I do not know
[5:110.] When God said, "Jesus, son of Mary, what is in Yours. It is You who has
recall My favors to you and your absolute knowledge of the unseen.
mother. (Recall) how I supported you (5:116)
by the holy spirit, made you speak to [5:117.] "I did not tell them anything except
people from your cradle and when you what You commanded me to tell them. I
grew up, taught you the Book, gave you told them that they must worship God
wisdom, the Torah, and the Gospel. who is everyone's Lord. I watched them
as long as I was among them until You
(Recall) when, by My will, you made a sculpture raised me to Yourself and You Yourself
of a bird out of clay, blew into it, and it had also watched over them; You are
turned into a real bird by My Will. Omnipresent (5:117).
(Recall) how, by My will, you healed [5:118.] You may punish Your servants or
the deaf, the lepers, and raised the dead. forgive them for You are Majestic and
(Recall ) when you came to the Wise." (5:118)
Israelites in the house with clear [5:119.] God will say, "This is the Day when the
miracles and I saved you from their truthful ones will benefit from their
mischief, even though the disbelievers truthfulness. For them there are gardens
among them said, "This is obviously wherein streams flow and they will live
magic" (5:110). therein forever. God is pleased with
them and they will be pleased with God
[5:111.] (Recall) when I inspired the disciples to in their supreme triumph. (5:119)
have faith in Me and My Messenger. [5:120.] To God belongs the kingdom
They said, "We have accepted the faith. of the heavens and the earth and all that
Lord, bear witness that we have is between them and He has power over
submitted ourselves to Your will" all things. (5:120)
(5:111).
[5:112.] (Recall) when the disciples said, "Jesus,
son of Mary, can your Lord send us a
table full of food from heaven?" and THE CATTLE (al-an`am) (6)
you replied, "Have fear of God if you
are true believers" (5:112).
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therefrom to comfort our hearts, to
know that you have spoken the Truth to In the Name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful
us, and to bear witness to it along with
the others." (5:113) [6:1.] Only God Who has created the heavens,
[5:114.] When Jesus prayed, "Lord, send us a the earth, darkness, and light deserves
table full of food from heaven so that it all praise. The disbelievers consider
will make a feast for us and for those other things equal to Him (6:1).
who are yet to come in this world and [6:2.] It is He who has created you from clay
an evidence from You. Give us to live for a life-time and the span of
sustenance, for You are the best your life is only known to Him. You are
Provider," (5:114) still suspicious! (6:2).
[5:115.] God replied, "I am sending it to you, but [6:3.] He is God of the heavens and the earth
if anyone of you turns back to disbelief, and He knows whatever you conceal,
I will make him suffer a torment that no reveal, or gain. (6:3)
one has ever suffered." (5:115) [6:4.] (The unbelievers) have always turned
[5:116.] When God asked Jesus, son of Mary away from the revelations and the
"Did you tell men to consider you and evidence (of the Truth) that has been
your mother as their gods besides sent to them from time to time (6:4).
God?" he replied, "Glory be to you! [6:5.] They have refused the Truth
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to them but they will soon learn the [6:15.] (Muhammad), say, "Because of the
consequences of their mocking. (6:5) torment of the Great Day, I am afraid to
[6:6.] Why do they not consider how many disobey my Lord" (6:15).
generations living before them We have [6:16.] One who will be saved from the torment
destroyed. We established those nations on the Day of Judgment will certainly
in the land with abilities far beyond have received God's mercy and this will
those given to you. We sent down be a manifest triumph. (6:16)
plenty of rain from the sky for them and [6:17.] (Muhammad), if God afflicts you with
made streams flow therein, but, then, hardship, no one besides Him will be
We destroyed them for their sins and able to relieve you. If He bestows a
established other nations after them. favor on you, know that He has power
(6:6) over all things (6:17).
[6:7.] (Muhammad), had We sent you a Book [6:18.] He is Wise, Well Aware and Dominant
on paper, the unbelievers would have over all His creatures. (6:18)
touched it with their hands but would [6:19.] (Muhammad), ask them, "What is the
still have said, "It is no more than plain greatest testimony? God testifies of my
sorcery" (6:7). truthfulness to you. He has revealed this
[6:8.] They have said, "Why has not an angel Quran to me to warn you and the
come to him (Muhammad)?" Had We coming generations (against disobeying
sent an angel to them, the matter would God).
have inevitably been out of their hands,
and they would have been given no Do you believe that other gods exist besides
more time. (6:8) God? I solemnly declare that He is the
[6:9.] Were We to have made him (Our only Lord and that I am not guilty of
Messenger) an angel, We would have believing in what the pagans believe."
made him resemble a human being and (6:19)
they would have again complained that
the matter was as confusing to them as [6:20.] The People of the Book know him
it is to them now (6:9).
(Muhammad) just as well as they know
[6:10.] They mocked the Messengers who lived their own children, but those who have
before you (Muhammad), but those who
lost their souls will not believe. (6:20)
received warnings of punishment and [6:21.] Who are more unjust than those who
mocked the warnings, all suffered their ascribe falsehood to God or reject His
torments accordingly. (6:10)
revelations? The unjust will certainly
[6:11.] (Muhammad), tell them to travel in the have no happiness (6:21).
land and see what happened to those [6:22.] On the Day of Judgment when We will
who rejected the Truth (6:11).
gather all people together, We will ask
[6:12.] Ask them, "Who is the owner of the the pagans, "Where are those whom you
heavens and the earth besides God, the believed to be your gods?" (6:22).
All-merciful, who will gather you all
[6:23.] Attempting to answer, they will say,
together on the Day of Judgment? That "Lord, we swear by Your Name that we
day will certainly come. Those who were not pagans" (6:23).
have lost their souls will not believe
[6:24.] Consider, how they have lied against
(6:12). their own souls and have lost their gods.
[6:13.] To Him belongs all that rests during the (6:24)
night and the day. He is All-hearing and
[6:25.] Some of them listen to you, but We
All-knowing." (6:13) have veiled their hearts so that they
[6:14.] (Muhammad), ask them, "Should I take cannot understand and made them deaf.
a guardian other than God, the
They disbelieve all the evidence (of Our
Originator of the heavens and the earth, existence) that they may have seen.
who feeds everyone and who needs no
They only come to you for the sake of
food Himself?" Say, "I have been
argument and the disbelievers say that
commanded to be the first Muslim (whatever Muhammad says) is no more
(submitted to the will of God). Thus,
than ancient legends (6:25).
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[6:26.] They keep away from the faith and God wanted, He could have made them
forbid others to accept it. They destroy all follow the same guidance. Do not
no one except themselves, yet they do ever be unaware (of this fact). (6:35)
not realize it. (6:26) [6:36.] Only those who have understanding will
[6:27.] If only you could see them standing in accept your faith. (Those who have no
the fire saying, "Would that we could understanding) are like the dead whom
return to the worldly life. We would God will resurrect and to Him will all
never reject any of our Lord's return. (6:36)
revelations and we would be true [6:37.] They say, "Why have not some miracles
believers." (6:27) been given to him, (Muhammad), from
[6:28.] Whatever they had concealed will be his Lord." Tell them, (Muhammad),
revealed to them. If they were to return "God certainly has the Power to show
to (the worldly life), they would again such miracles but many of them are
worship idols, for they are liars. (6:28) ignorant." (6:37)
[6:29.] They have said that this life is the only [6:38.] All the beasts on land and flying birds
life and that there will be no have different communities, just as you
Resurrection (6:29). (people) do. Nothing is left without a
[6:30.] Would that you could see them standing mention in the Book. They will all be
before their Lord who would ask them, brought into the presence of their Lord.
"Is not the Resurrection true?" They (6:38)
would reply, "Yes, Lord, there is a [6:39.] Those who disbelieve Our revelations
Resurrection." The Lord would then are, in fact, deaf and dumb. They
say, "For your disbelief, suffer the wander in darkness. God leads astray or
torment." (6:30) guides to the right path whomever He
[6:31.] Those who do not believe in the Day of wants. (6:39)
Judgment have incurred upon [6:40.] (Muhammad), say to them, "Should
themselves a great loss. When the Day God afflict you with torment, or should
of Judgment suddenly comes upon the Day of Judgment arrive, if what you
them, they will sink under the burden of claim is true, could you then seek help
their sins in grief for their neglecting from any one other than God? (6:40).
that day. Terrible indeed will be their [6:41.] You will certainly ask Him for help. He
burden! (6:31). will save you from hardship if He
[6:32.] The worldly life is but useless decides to do so and you will forget all
amusement and sport (compared to) the about your gods." (6:41)
life hereafter which is far better and is [6:42.] We had sent (Our guidance) to the
only for the pious. Will you not then nations who lived before you and
understand? (6:32) afflicted them with distress and
[6:33.] We certainly know that you adversity so that they might submit
(Muhammad) are sad about what they themselves (to God) (6:42).
(the unbelievers) say. It is not you [6:43.] Why did they not submit themselves (to
(alone) who has been accused of lying. God) when Our torment struck them.
The unjust have always rejected God's Instead, their hearts were hardened and
revelations (6:33). Satan made their evil deeds seem
[6:34.] The Messengers who lived before you attractive to them (6:43).
were also accused of lying, but they [6:44.] When they forgot (all) the advice that
exercised patience. They were cruelly they had received, We granted them all
persecuted before We gave them means of happiness but they were left in
victory. No one can change the words despair when We suddenly took Our
of God. You have already received bounties back from them (6:44).
news about the Messengers. (6:34) [6:45.] Thus, the transgressing people were
[6:35.] (Muhammad), if their refusal of the destroyed. It is only God, the Lord of
faith is so grievous to you and if you creation who deserves all praise. (6:45)
can dig up the earth or ascend into the [6:46.] (Muhammad), ask them, "Have you
sky in search of further evidence to ever considered that if God was to
inevitably make them believe you, you disable your hearing and vision and veil
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restore them?" Look at how plainly We reforms himself will find that God is
show them the evidence (of the Truth) All-forgiving and All-merciful." (6:54)
but they always ignore it (6:46). [6:55.] Thus do We explain Our revelations so
[6:47.] Tell them, "Have you considered that if that the sinful way can be plainly
God's torment was to befall you discerned. (6:55)
suddenly or in public, would anyone [6:56.] (Muhammad), tell them, "I am
else be destroyed except the unjust?" commanded not to worship the idols
(6:47) instead of God. I do not follow your
[6:48.] We did not send the Messengers for any desires lest I go astray and miss the true
other reason than to bring (people) the guidance" (6:56).
glad news (of God's mercy) and to warn [6:57.] Say, "I have received enough
(them of the torment brought on by authoritative evidence from my Lord
disobedience to God). but you have rejected it. Whatever
(torment that God has threatened you
Whoever accepts the faith and lives a with for your disbelief) and that which
righteous life will have nothing to fear, you insist on to experience without
nor will he be grieved (6:48). delay, is not in my hands. The (final)
Judgment is in the hands of God. He
[6:49.] Those who reject Our revelations will reveals the Truth and He is the best
Judge. (6:57)
certainly be punished for their evil
deeds. (6:49) [6:58.] Say, "If I had in my hands what you
[6:50.] (Muhammad), tell them, "I do not claim demand to experience without delay,
the matter would have been ended all
to have all the treasures of God in my
hands, nor to know the unseen, nor do I together. God knows best about the
claim to be an angel. I follow only what unjust." (6:58)
[6:59.] He has with Him the keys to the unseen
is revealed to me (from God)." Say to
them, "Are the blind and the seeing which no one knows besides Him. He
equal?" Why then do you not think? knows all that is in the land and the sea.
Not a single leaf falls which He would
(6:50)
[6:51.] Preach the Quran to those who are not know. No single seed exists even in
the darkest places of the land, nor
concerned about the Day of Judgment at
which time they will be brought before anything in the world either wet or dry,
their Lord. Tell them that their only that is not kept recorded in the self-
evident Book (the tablet preserved in
guardian and intercessor is God so that
they may become pious (6:51). the heavens). (6:59)
[6:52.] Do not disregard those who pray to their [6:60.] It is He who keeps you alive in your
sleep at night and knows all that you do
Lord in the mornings and evenings,
seeking their Lord's pleasure. You will during the day. He wakes you up from
not be held responsible for them nor your sleep to complete your worldly
life, after which you will all return to
will they be held responsible for you.
Do not disregard them lest you become Him. He will let you know all about
unjust. (6:52) what you had done in your worldly life.
(6:60)
[6:53.] We test some of them by the conditions
of the others so that the rich and proud [6:61.] He is Dominant over all His creatures
ones (seeing your poor and humble and He sends guards to watch over you
until death approaches you. Then His
followers) would say, "Are these the
ones from among all of us whom God angelic Messengers will, without fail,
has chosen to favor?" Does not God take away your souls (6:61).
[6:62.] (After death) you will all be returned to
know those who give thanks (much
better than others do). (6:53) God, your true Guardian. Know that
judgment will be in His Hands and that
[6:54.] When the faithful come to you, say to
His reckoning is swift. (6:62)
them, "Peace be upon you. Your Lord
has decreed for Himself to be All- [6:63.] (Muhammad), ask them, "Who would
save you from the darkness of the land
merciful. Anyone of you who commits
a sin out of ignorance, then repents, and and sea if you were to pray humbly and
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saved from this, for we would certainly their friends call them, 'Come to the
then give thanks " (6:63). right guidance that has come to us.' "
[6:64.] Say, "It is God who always saves you
from (such hardship) and from all kinds Say, "God's guidance is the only true
of distress. Even then, you consider guidance and we are commanded to
idols equal to God." (6:64) submit ourselves to the Lord of the
[6:65.] Say, "God has the power to send Universe (6:71).
torment on you from above or below
your feet, or to divide you into different
[6:72.] Be steadfast in prayer and have fear of
groups quite hostile to one another, and God; before Him alone you will all be
make you suffer from each other's
brought together. (6:72)
animosity." Consider how plainly We [6:73.] It is He Who has created the heavens
show them a variety of evidence (of the and the earth for a genuine purpose.
Truth) so that they may have
When He commands the Day of
understanding. (6:65) Judgment to take place, it will come
[6:66.] (Some of) your people have rejected into existence. His Word is the Truth.
the Quran, although it is the Truth. Tell
The kingdom will be His alone on the
them that you are not their guardian day when the trumpet will be sounded.
(6:66) He has all knowledge of the unseen as
[6:67.] and that for every prophecy (about you
well as the seen. He is All-wise and All-
which comes from God) there is an aware. (6:73)
appointed time (to come true) and that [6:74.] Consider when Abraham asked his
they will soon experience it. (6:67)
father, Azar, "Why do you believe idols
[6:68.] When you see people mocking Our to be your gods? I find you and your
revelations, turn away from them so that people in absolute error" (6:74).
they may change the subject. If Satan
[6:75.] Also, We showed (Abraham) the
causes you to forget this, do not sit with kingdom of the heavens and the earth to
the unjust people when you remember strengthen his faith. (6:75)
(6:68).
[6:76.] When it became dark at night, he
[6:69.] But those who observe piety (commit (Abraham) saw a star and said, "This is
no sin) by sitting with the (unbelievers)
my lord." But when it disappeared, he
in order to preach (the Truth) so that said, "I do not love those who fade
they, too, may become pious. (6:69) away" (6:76).
[6:70.] (Muhammad), leave alone those to
[6:77.] When Abraham saw the rising moon, he
whom their religion is no more than a said, "This is my lord." But when it
useless plaything and who are deceived faded away, he said, "If my Lord does
by the lure of the worldly life. Remind
not guide me I shall certainly go
them of Our revelation so that a soul astray." (6:77)
will not bring about its own destruction [6:78.] When he saw the rising sun, he said,
because of its deeds. No one besides
"This is my Lord for it is greater (than
God will be its guardian or intercessor, the others)." But when this too faded
nor will any kind of ransom be accepted away, (Abraham) said, "My people, I
from it. Those who have entangled
disavow whatever you consider equal to
themselves in their evil deeds will drink God (6:78).
boiling water and live in painful [6:79.] I have up-rightly submitted myself to
torment for their hiding the Truth. the One who has created the heavens
(6:70) and the earth and I am not an idol
[6:71.] Say to them, "Should we, instead of worshipper." (6:79)
asking for God's help, seek help from
[6:80.] In an argument with his people,
that which can neither benefit nor harm (Abraham) asked them, "Why do you
us, but would only turn us back to
argue with me about God who has given
disbelief after God had granted us
me guidance? Your idols can do no
guidance? To do so would be to act like harm to me unless God wills. God
(those who have been) seduced by
knows all things. Why, then, do you not
Satan, leaving them wandering consider this? (6:80).
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[6:81.] Why should I be afraid of your idols after having learnt from it, that which
when you are not afraid of worshipping neither you nor your fathers knew." Tell
them without any authority from them, "God has (revealed the Quran),"
heaven? Would that you knew which of and then leave them alone to pursue
us is more deserving to receive their useless investigations. (6:91)
amnesty" (6:81). [6:92.] We have blessed this Book (the Quran)
[6:82.] Those who have accepted the faith and and revealed it to confirm that which
have kept it pure from injustice, have was revealed to the Prophets who lived
achieved security and guidance. (6:82) before you and to warn the people of
[6:83.] Such was the authoritative reasoning the mother land (Mecca) and those
that We gave Abraham over his people. living around it. Those who believe in
We raise whomever We want to a the Day of Judgment accept this and are
higher rank. Your Lord is All-wise and steadfast in their prayers. (6:92)
All-knowing. (6:83) [6:93.] Who are more unjust than those who
[6:84.] We gave (Abraham) Isaac and Jacob. ascribe lies to God or say that God has
Both had received Our guidance. Noah sent them revelations when nothing has
received Our guidance before Abraham been sent to them, or those who say that
and so did his descendants:David, they can also bring down (from heaven)
Solomon, Job, Joseph, Moses, and a book like that which God has
Aaron. Thus is the reward for the revealed?
righteous people. (6:84)
[6:85.] We also gave guidance to Zacharias, Would that you could see the unjust in
John, Jesus, and Elias, who were all the agonies of death when the angels
pious people, (6:85) will come forward with their hands
[6:86.] and Ishmael, Elisha, Jonah, and Lot outstretched to take their souls out of
whom We exalted over all people their bodies and say, "This is the day
(6:86). when you will face humiliating torment
[6:87.] From their fathers, descendants, and for the falsehood that you ascribed to
brothers, We chose (certain) people and God and for your contemptuously
guided them to the right path (6:87). disregarding of His revelations." (6:93)
[6:88.] Such is the guidance of God by which
He guides whichever of His servants He [6:94.] God will say, "You have come to Us
wants. If people worship idols, their alone just as We created you at first.
deeds will be turned devoid of all
You have left behind all those whom
virtue. (6:88) We made your friends and We do not
[6:89.] These were the people to whom We see with you any of the intercessors
gave the Book, Authority, and
whom you believed to be your partners.
Prophesy. If some people do not accept Your relations with them have certainly
Our guidance, it should not grieve you, been destroyed and your belief in them
(Muhammad), for We have made others
has left you (in the dark)." (6:94)
who accept and protect Our guidance [6:95.] It is God who makes all kinds of seeds
(6:89). grow, brings forth the living from the
[6:90.] We had guided the Prophets.
dead, and the dead from the living. It is
(Muhammad), follow their guidance God who does such things, so how can
and say (to the people), "I do not ask you turn away from Him? (6:95).
any reward for what I have preached to
[6:96.] It is He who kindles the light of dawn,
you. It is my duty to awaken the world." and has made the night for you to rest,
(6:90) and the sun and moon as a means of
[6:91.] They have no true respect of God when
calculation. This is the design of the
they say, "God has not sent anything to Majestic and All-knowing God. (6:96)
a mortal being." (Muhammad), tell
[6:97.] It is God who created the stars so that
them, "Who revealed the Book
you could find your way thereby in the
containing a light and guidance for the darkness of the land and sea. We have
people which Moses brought? You
explained Our evidence to the people of
wrote down only some parts of the knowledge (6:97).
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[6:98.] It is He who has created you from a [6:108.] Believers, do not say bad words against
single soul. Some of you are settled (on the idols lest they (pagans) in their
earth) and some are still in the hostility and ignorance say such words
depository system of (their parents). We against God. We have made every
have shown the evidence (of Our nation's deeds seem attractive to them.
existence) to the people who One day they will all return to their
understand. (6:98) Lord who will inform them of all that
[6:99.] It is He who has sent water down from they have done. (6:108)
the sky to let all kinds of plants grow; [6:109.] The unbelievers solemnly swear by God
the vegetables with accumulated grains; that if they were to be shown some
palm-trees from which appear clusters miracle, they would certainly believe.
of dates within easy reach; vineyards, (Muhammad), tell them, "Only with
olive groves, and pomegranates of all God are all the miracles." Even if a
types. See the fruits when they are miracle was to take place, they still
growing and when they are ripe. This, would not believe (6:109).
too, is evidence (of the existence of [6:110.] We will turn their hearts and vision
God) for those who believe. (6:99) away (from a miracle); they did not
[6:100.] (Some) people considered the jinn to be have faith (in miracles) at the first time,
equal to God even though God created and We will leave them blind in their
them and they unknowingly ascribed to rebellion. (6:110)
Him children, both boys and girls. God [6:111.] Had We sent the angels to them, made
is too glorious to have the attributes the dead speak to them, and resurrected
which they ascribe to Him (6:100). all things before their very eyes, they
[6:101.] How could the One Who is the still would not believe unless God
Originator of the heavens and the earth willed it to be so. But, in fact, most of
and who has no companion, have a son? them ignore (the evidence). (6:111)
He created all things and has absolute [6:112.] We have made devilish enemies for
knowledge of all things. (6:101) every Prophet from among people and
[6:102.] He is God your Lord. There is no God jinn. They whisper attractive but and
but He. He has created all things. deceitful words to each other. Had your
Worship Him for He is the Guardian of Lord wanted, the devils would not have
all things (6:102). seduced people. Keep away from them
[6:103.] No mortal eyes can see Him, but He can and the falsehood which they invent
see all eyes. He is All-kind and All- (6:112).
aware. (6:103) [6:113.] Let those who do not believe in the Day
[6:104.] (Muhammad), tell them, "Clear proofs of Judgment listen to the deceitful
have certainly come to you from your words with pleasure and indulge in
Lord. Whoever tries to understand it whatever sins they want. (6:113)
will gain much but those who ignore it [6:114.] (Muhammad), say, "Should I seek any
will only harm themselves. I am not judge other than God? It is He Who has
(supposed) to watch over you (all the revealed this Book (Quran) to you with
time)" (6:104). all its intricate details." Those to whom
[6:105.] Thus do We explain Our revelations to We have given the Bible know that the
them. Let them say,"You have learned Quran has been revealed to you from
(those statements) from other people." your Lord in all Truth. Thus, you
We want to explain Our revelations (people) must have no doubts about it.
only to those who have knowledge. (6:114)
(6:105) [6:115.] (After having revealed the Quran to
[6:106.] (Muhammad), follow what has been you) in all truth and justice, your Lord's
revealed to you from your Lord; there is Word has been completed. No one can
no God but He, and stay away from change His Words. He is All-hearing
pagans (6:106). and All-knowing. (6:115)
[6:107.] Had God wanted, they would not [6:116.] Most of the people in the land will lead
consider anything equal to Him. God you away from God's guidance if you
has not appointed you to watch over follow them; they only follow their own
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conjecture and preach falsehood [6:126.] This is the path of your Lord and it is
(6:116). straight. We have explained Our
[6:117.] Your Lord knows best those who have revelations to those who take heed
gone astray from His path and those (6:126).
who are rightly guided. (6:117) [6:127.] They will live in peace with God. God
[6:118.] If you have faith in God's revelations, protects them as a reward for their
eat the flesh of the animal which has deeds; He is their Guardian. (6:127)
been slaughtered with a mention of His [6:128.] On the day when every one will be
Name (6:118). resurrected and the jinn will be told that
[6:119.] Why should you not eat such flesh they have made many people go astray,
when God has told you in detail what is their friends from among people will
unlawful to eat under normal say, "Lord, we benefitted from each
conditions. other until death approached us." They
will be told that their dwelling will be
Most people, out of ignorance, are led astray by fire wherein they will live forever
their desires. Your Lord knows best unless God wills it to be otherwise.
those who transgress (6:119). Your Lord is All-wise and All-knowing
(6:128).
[6:120.] Stay away from both public and secret [6:129.] Thus do We make the unjust friends of
one another because of their evil deeds.
sins for a sinner will suffer for whatever
he has committed. (6:120) (6:129)
[6:121.] Do not eat the flesh of an animal which [6:130.] When people and jinn are asked, "Did
not Messengers from your own people
has been slaughtered without a mention
of the Name of God; it is a sinful deed. come to you to convey Our revelations
Satan teaches his friends to argue with and to warn you of the Day of
Resurrection?" They will reply, "(Yes
you. If you obey them, you will
certainly be idol worshippers. (6:121) indeed)." The worldly life deceived
[6:122.] Can the dead to whom We have given them. They will testify that they were
unbelievers. (6:130)
life and light so that they may walk
among the people, be considered equal [6:131.] Your Lord did not want to destroy the
towns, unjustly, without informing their
to those who can never come out of
darkness? The deeds of the unbelievers inhabitants (of His guidance) (6:131).
are made to seem attractive to them. [6:132.] People's deeds are of different degrees
and your Lord is not unaware of what
(6:122)
[6:123.] In every town We have placed some people do (6:132).
sinful leaders who always make evil [6:133.] Your Lord is Self-sufficient and
Merciful. Had He wanted, He could
plans. These plans will only work
against their own souls but they do not have destroyed you and replaced you by
realize this (6:123). other people, just as He had created you
from the offspring of others (6:133).
[6:124.] When a miracle is shown to them, they
say, "We will not believe unless we are [6:134.] Whatever you are promised will
shown a miracle like that shown to the inevitably come true and you can do
nothing to prevent it. (6:134)
messengers of God." God knows best
whom to appoint as His Messenger. The [6:135.] (Muhammad), tell your people, "I shall
sinful ones are worthless in the sight of do whatever I can and you may do
whatever you want, but you will soon
God and they deserve a severe
punishment for their evil plans. (6:124) know who will be victorious. It is
[6:125.] God will open the hearts of whomever certain that the unjust will never have
happiness." (6:135)
He wants to guide to Islam, but He will
tighten the chest of one whom He has [6:136.] They set aside a share of the left-overs
of their farming produce and cattle
led astray, as though he was climbing
saying, "This is for God and that is for
high up into the sky. Thus, God places
wickedness on those who do not accept the idols." God does not receive the
share of the idols but the share of God is
the faith. (6:125)
given totally to the idols. How terrible
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[6:137.] To many of the pagans, the murder of of goats. Tell Me (which is lawful and
their children was made to seem which is not)? Are the two males
attractive by the idols. This led them unlawful (to eat) or the two females or
(the pagans) to confusion in their those that are in the wombs of the
religion and to face their own females? If you are truthful, then,
destruction. Had God wanted, they answer Me exactly. (6:143)
would not have murdered their children. [6:144.] Of the two pairs of camels and cows,
Keep away from them and their evil are the males unlawful (to eat) or the
gains. (6:137) females or that which exists in the
[6:138.] They, (the pagans), have said that their wombs of the females? Were you
cattle and farms are dedicated to private present when God commanded you to
idols and that no one can consume (the do this? Who are more unjust than those
produce) except those whom We who ascribe falsehood to God and out
wanted, in their opinion. They of ignorance make others go astray?
prohibited the riding of certain animals God does not guide the unjust. (6:144)
and they ate the flesh of certain animals [6:145.] (Muhammad), tell them, "I do not find
slaughtered without a mention of the anything which has been made unlawful
Name of God. Instead, they ascribed to eat in what has been revealed to me
falsehood to Him. They will all be except carrion, blood flowing from the
given an evil recompense for their body, pork [for pork is absolutely filthy]
sinful invention. (6:138) and the flesh of the animals slaughtered
[6:139.] They have also said, "Whatever exists without the mention of the name of
in the wombs of these animals belongs God. However, in an emergency, when
to our people alone and it is not lawful one does not have any intention of
for our women." However, if they are rebelling or transgressing against the
born dead, then everyone will have a law, your Lord will be All-forgiving
share. God will give them what they and All-merciful. (6:145)
deserve for (their unjust laws). [6:146.] We made unlawful for the Jews all the
claw-footed animals, fat of the cows,
God is All-merciful and All-knowing. sheep and goats except what is found on
(6:139) their backs, intestines and whatever is
mixed with their bones. Thus, did We
[6:140.] Those who foolishly and ignorantly recompense them for their rebellion and
We are certainly truthful. (6:146)
murdered their children, ascribed
falsehood to God and made unlawful [6:147.] They reject you. (Muhammad), tell
what He had given to them for their them, "Your Lord's mercy is completely
overwhelming, but no one can save the
sustenance, have certainly lost much.
They had gone far away from the right sinful from His wrath." (6:147)
guidance. (6:140) [6:148.] The pagans will say, "Had God wanted,
we would not have worshipped idols,
[6:141.] It is He who has created all kinds of
gardens, those raised on trellises and nor would our fathers, nor would we
those without, palm-trees and the crops have made anything unlawful." Others
before them had also spoken such lies
of different seasons, and olives and
pomegranates of all types. You may eat until they experienced the severity of
their fruits that they produce but pay Our wrath. (Muhammad), ask them,
"Do you possess any knowledge? If so,
God's share on the harvest day. Do not
be excessive for God does not love tell us about it. You follow only
those who are excessive. (6:141) conjectures and preach falsehood."
(6:148)
[6:142.] God has created animals, both small and
large. Eat from what God has given you [6:149.] Say, "Final authority belongs only to
God. Had He wanted, He would have
for your sustenance and do not follow in
given you all guidance" (6:149).
the footsteps of Satan. He is your sworn
enemy. (6:142) [6:150.] Ask them to call their witness who will
testify that God has made certain things
[6:143.] (Supposing) that there are eight pairs of
cattle, two pairs of sheep, and two pairs unlawful. Even if they do testify, do not
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desires of those who have rejected Our from them? We will give an evil
revelations and the pagans who do not recompense to those who turn away
believe in the Day of Judgment. (6:150) from Our revelations and a terrible
[6:151.] (Muhammad), say, "Let me tell you torment for their disregard (of Our
about what your Lord has commanded: guidance) (6:157)
Do not consider anything equal to God;
Be kind to your parents; Do not murder [6:158.] Are they waiting until the angels or
your children out of fear of poverty, for your Lord come to them or for some
We give sustenance to you and to them. miracles to take place? On the day when
Do not even approach indecency either some miracles of God will take place,
in public or in private. Take not a life the belief of any soul will be of no avail
which God has made sacred except by to it unless some good deeds have been
way of justice and law. Thus does He done with it, or it has been formed
command you that you may learn before the coming of such a day.
wisdom. (6:151) (Muhammad), tell them, "Wait and we,
[6:152.] Do not handle the property of the too, are waiting." (6:158)
orphans except with a good reason until [6:159.] Some of those who have divided their
they become mature and strong. religion into different sects are not your
Maintain equality in your dealings by concern. Their affairs are in the hands
the means of measurement and balance. of God Who will show them all that
No soul is responsible for what is they have done (6:159.
beyond it's ability. Be just in your [6:160.] For a single good deed, one will be
words, even if the party involved is one rewarded tenfold. But the recompense
of your relatives and keep your promise for a bad deed will be equal to that of
with God. Thus does your Lord guide the deed and no injustice will be done to
you so that you may take heed. (6:152) anyone. (6:160)
[6:153.] This is My path and it is straight. [6:161.] (Muhammad), tell them, "My Lord has
Follow it and not other paths which will guided me to the right path, a well
lead you far away from the path of God. established religion and the upright
Thus does God guide you so that you tradition of Abraham who was not a
may become pious. (6:153) pagan" (6:161).
[6:154.] We gave Moses the Book to complete [6:162.] Say, "My prayer, sacrifice, life, and
(Our favor) for the righteous ones, the death are all for God, the Lord of the
Book that contained a detailed Universe (6:162).
explanation of all things, a guide and a [6:163.] Nothing is equal to Him. Thus are the
mercy so that perhaps they would have commandments which I have received
faith in the Day of Judgment. (6:154) and he is the first Muslim (submitted to
[6:155.] This Book (Quran) which We have the will of God)." (6:163)
revealed is a blessed one. Follow its [6:164.] (Muhammad), tell them, "Should I take
guidance and have piety so that you a lord besides God when He is the Lord
perhaps may receive mercy (6:155) of all things?" All one's evil deeds are
[6:156.] and will not say that the Book was against one's own soul. No one will be
revealed only to two groups of people considered responsible for another's
before you, or that you were ignorant of sins. You will all be returned to your
its knowledge, (6:156) Lord who will tell you what is right and
[6:157.] or proclaim, "Had the Book been wrong in disputed matters among you.
revealed to us, we would have followed (6:164)
its guidance better than the (Jews and [6:165.] On earth, We have made each of your
Christians). generations the successors of their
predecessors; We have made some of
Evidence, guidance, and mercy have you do good deeds of a higher degree
already come to you from your Lord. than others. He will test you in this way
through what He has revealed to you.
Who are more unjust than those who Your Lord's retribution is swift and He
reject God's revelations and turn away is certainly All-forgiving and All-
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you to be proud. Get out of this place,


for you are worthless" (7:13).
THE HEIGHTS (al-a'raf) (7) [7:14.] Satan asked the Lord to give him respite
(keep him alive) until the Day of
Resurrection (7:14).
Number of Verses: 206 [7:15.] The Lord told him, "We will grant you
this respite." (7:15)
In the Name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful [7:16.] Then Satan said, "Because you have
made me go astray, I shall certainly try
[7:1.] Lam. Mim. Sad. (7:1) to seduce people into straying from the
[7:2.] A book has been revealed to you, right path (7:16).
(Muhammad). [7:17.] I shall attack them from all directions
and You will not find many of them
You should not hesitate to convey its warning giving You thanks" (7:17).
and its good advice to the believers. [7:18.] The Lord told Satan, "Get out of this
(7:2) garden, for you are banished and
despised. Hell will be filled with all of
[7:3.] (People), follow whatever is revealed to those who follow you." (7:18)
you from your Lord and do not follow [7:19.] Then the Lord said, "Adam, stay in the
other guardians besides Him. However, garden with your spouse and eat
you pay very little attention (to Our whatever you want therein, but do not
words) (7:3). go near this tree lest you transgress"
[7:4.] How many cities have We destroyed! (7:19).
Our wrath struck their people at night or [7:20.] Satan tempted them to reveal that which
during their midday siesta (7:4). was kept private from them and said,
[7:5.] When Our wrath struck them, they "Your Lord has not prohibited you (to
could do nothing but confess to their eat the fruits of this tree) unless you
sins. (7:5) want to be angels or immortal." (7:20)
[7:6.] We will certainly question the people [7:21.] Satan swore before them that he was
and the Messengers sent to them (7:6). giving them good advice (7:21).
[7:7.] We will tell them with absolute [7:22.] Thus, he deceitfully showed them (the
certainty (what they had done) for We tree).
had never been absent from them
(during their lifetime) (7:7). When they had tasted (fruits) from the
[7:8.] (Everyone's deeds) will certainly be tree, their private parts became revealed
weighed (and evaluated) on the Day of to them and they began to cover their
Judgment. Those whose good deeds private parts with leaves from the
weigh heavier than their bad deeds will garden.
have everlasting happiness (7:8).
[7:9.] As for those whose bad deeds weigh Their Lord then called out to them
heavier, they will lose their souls for saying, "Did I not forbid you to eat
their injustice to Our revelations. (7:9) (fruits) from the tree and tell you that
[7:10.] We have made you inhabit the land and Satan was your sworn enemy?" (7:22).
provided you with the means of
sustenance. Only a few of you give [7:23.] They replied, "Lord, we have done
thanks. (7:10) injustice to our souls. If You will not
[7:11.] We created and shaped you, then told forgive us and have mercy on us, we
the angels to prostrate themselves shall certainly have incurred a great
before Adam. All the angels obeyed loss." (7:23)
except Satan who did not (7:11). [7:24.] The Lord told them to leave the garden
[7:12.] God asked, "What made you disobey as each other's enemies and go to earth
Me?" Satan replied, "I am better than to dwell and benefit from the means
Adam, for You have created me out of therein for an appointed time (7:24).
fire and Adam out of clay." (7:12) [7:25.] He told them that, on earth, they would
[7:13.] The Lord ordered Satan to get out (of live, die, and be resurrected. (7:25)
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[7:26.] Children of Adam, We have given you God without any heavenly authority,
clothing to cover your private parts and and speaking for God without having
for beauty, but the robe of piety is the any knowledge (of what He has said)."
best. Thus is the guidance of God so (7:33)
that you may take heed. (7:26) [7:34.] All people can only live for an
[7:27.] Children of Adam, do not let Satan appointed time. When their term ends,
seduce you, as he caused your parents they will not remain (alive) even for a
to be expelled from the garden and single hour, nor will they die before the
made them take off their clothes in appointed time. (7:34)
order to show them their private parts. [7:35.] Children of Adam, when Messengers
Satan and those like him see you but from among your own people come to
you do not see them. We have made the you to preach My revelations, those
Satans as friends for those who have no who choose piety and reform
faith. (7:27) themselves will have nothing to fear nor
[7:28.] When (The faithless) commit indecent will they be grieved. (7:35)
acts they say, "We found our fathers [7:36.] But those who have rejected Our
doing this and God has commanded us revelations out of pride will be the
to do the same." (Muhammad) tell them dwellers of hell fire wherein they will
that God does not command anyone to live forever (7:36).
commit indecency. Do you speak for [7:37.] Who are more unjust than those who
God, saying things of which you have invent falsehoods against God and
no knowledge? (7:28) reject His revelations? These will have
[7:29.] Say, "My Lord has ordered me to their share (of torment) which is
maintain justice. (People), pay due ordained for them and when Our
attention (when worshipping God). (angelic) Messengers come to them to
cause them to die and ask them, "Where
Pray to Him sincerely and be devoted in are those whom you had been
your religion. Just as He gave you life, worshipping besides God?" they will
He will bring you back to life again reply, "We had gone astray from the
(after you die.)" (7:29) path of God." Thus, they will testify
against their own souls by confessing
[7:30.] He has guided one group (of people) their disbelief. (7:37)
and the other group go is doomed to [7:38.] (On the Day of Judgment) the Lord will
say to them, "Join the group of jinn and
astray; the latter group took Satan as
their guardian instead of God and people who lived before you, in hell."
thought that they were rightly guided. Each group, on entering hell, will curse
the other dwellers, until all of them are
(7:30)
[7:31.] Children of Adam, dress well when brought together therein.
attending the mosques, eat and drink but
do not be excessive for God does not The last group will accuse the first
love those who are excessive (in what saying, "Lord, they made us go astray.
they do). (7:31) Therefore, double their torment in the
[7:32.] (Muhammad), ask them, "Who has Fire." The Lord will reply, "For
made it unlawful to maintain beauty and everyone of you there is a double
to eat the pure foods which God has torment, but you do not know it" (7:38).
created for His servants? They are made
for the believers in this world and are [7:39.] The first will then say, "You are no
exclusively for them in the life better than us; suffer the torment as the
hereafter." Thus do We explain Our result of your deeds. (7:39)
revelations to the people who have [7:40.] For those who have rejected Our
knowledge. (7:32) revelations out of pride, no door to the
[7:33.] (Muhammad), tell them, "My Lord has heavens will be opened, nor will they be
only prohibited indecent acts committed admitted into Paradise until a camel
in public or in secret, all sins, unjust passes through the eye of a sewing
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needle. Thus do We recompense the granted to them. They will reply, "God
criminals (7:40). has deprived the unbelievers of the
[7:41.] For them, hell will be both a cradle and blessings of Paradise." (7:50)
a blanket. Thus do We punish the [7:51.] On that Day We will neglect those who
unjust. (7:41) were deceived by the worldly life and
[7:42.] The righteously striving believers - We who treated their religion as a useless
do not impose on any soul that which is game, because they had forgotten such a
beyond its ability - are the dwellers of day and rejected Our revelations. (7:51)
Paradise wherein they will live forever [7:52.] We have revealed the Book of guidance
(7:42). and mercy to the believers and We
[7:43.] We shall remove all grudges from their know all of its details (7:52).
hearts. They will enjoy the flowing [7:53.] (Despite the clear details of Our
streams in the garden and will say, guidance in the Book) do they still wait
"God who guided us to this, deserves all for further interpretations? On the Day
praise. Had He not guided us, we would (of Judgment) when its interpretations
never have been able to find the right will be revealed, those who had ignored
direction. The (angelic) Messengers of its guidance will confess, saying, "The
our Lord came to us with the Truth." Messengers of our Lord had certainly
They shall be told, 'This is the Paradise come to us with the Truth. Will anyone
which you have inherited because of intercede for us or send us back (to life)
your good deeds." (7:43) so that we would be able to act in a
[7:44.] The people of Paradise will say to the different manner to that which we had
dwellers of the fire, "We have found done before?" These people have
whatever our Lord promised has come certainly lost their souls and their evil
true. Have you found whatever the Lord inventions (which they had used for
promised you to be true?" They will false excuses) will vanish. (7:53)
reply, "Yes, we have also found it to be [7:54.] Your Lord is God who established His
true." Thereupon, someone will cry out, dominion over the Throne (of the
"God has condemned the unjust,(7:44) realm) after having created the heavens
[7:45.] who prevented others from the way of and the earth in six days. He made the
God, sought to make (the path) appear night darken the day which it pursues at
crooked, and had no belief in the Day of a (considerable) speed and He made the
Judgment." (7:45) sun and the moon submissive to His
[7:46.] There will be a barrier between the command. Is it not He Who creates and
people of Paradise and hell. There will governs all things? Blessed is God, the
be people on the heights who know Cherisher of the Universe. (7:54)
everyone by their faces and who will [7:55.] Pray to your Lord humbly and privately.
say to the people of Paradise, "Peace be God does not love the transgressors
upon you." They hope to enter Paradise (7:55).
but are not yet therein (7:46). [7:56.] Do not destroy the land after it has been
[7:47.] When their eyes turn to the dwellers of well established but pray to God, have
hell, they will pray, "Lord, do not place fear of Him, and hope to receive His
us among the unjust." (7:47) mercy. God's mercy is close to the
[7:48.] The people of the Heights will say to righteous people. (7:56)
those (in hell) whose faces they [7:57.] God sends the wind bearing the glad
recognize, "Why did your supporters news of His mercy. When heavy clouds
and your pride not help you?" (7:48). are formed, We drive them unto a
[7:49.] They will also say, "Are these (the barren country and rain down on it
people of Paradise) the ones of whom water to cause all kinds of fruits to
you swore would receive no mercy grow. In the same way do We bring the
from God?" They will continue, " dead to life again. Perhaps you would
People of Paradise, live therein without take heed. (7:57)
any fear or grief." (7:49) [7:58.] A good land produces plants, by the
[7:50.] The dwellers of the fire will ask the permission of its Lord, but a wicked
people of Paradise to give them some land produces only miserable, bitter
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evidence for those who give thanks. the names of that which you and your
(7:58) fathers have invented? God has given
[7:59.] We sent Noah to his people. He told no authority to those names. Wait for
them, "Worship God for He is your only God's decree and I, too, am waiting
Lord. I am afraid of the punishment that with you." (7:71)
you might suffer on the great Day (of [7:72.] Through Our mercy, We saved him and
Judgment)" (7:59). his companions and destroyed the
[7:60.] A group of his people said to him, "You unbelievers who called Our revelations
are absolutely wrong." (7:60) mere lies. (7:72)
[7:61.] (Noah) said, "My people, I am not in [7:73.] We sent Salih to his brethren, the tribe
any error, rather I am a Messenger from of Thamud, who told them, "Worship
the Lord of the Universe, (7:61) God your only Lord. Authoritative
[7:62.] sent to preach to you the message of evidence has come to you from your
my Lord and to give you good advice. I Lord and this she-camel is the evidence
know what you do not know about God for you from God. Let her graze in the
(7:62). land of God. Do not give her any
[7:63.] Does it seem strange to you that a trouble lest a painful torment will strike
reminder from your Lord should be sent you. (7:73)
to a man, from among you, to warn you [7:74.] Recall (the time) when We settled you
so that you might receive mercy?" in the land as the heirs of the tribe of Ad
(7:63) and how you established mansions in
[7:64.] They accused him of telling lies. So We the plains and carved homes out of the
saved him and his companions in an ark mountains. Give thanks to God for His
and drowned those who called Our favors and do not commit evil in the
revelations mere lies. They were, no land." (7:74)
doubt, a blind people. (7:64) [7:75.] The proud ones among Salih's people
[7:65.] We sent Hud to his brethren, the tribe of asked his oppressed followers, "Do you
`Ad, who told them, "Worship God for (really) know that Salih is a Messenger
He is your only Lord. Will you not of his Lord?" They replied, "We have
become pious?" (7:65) faith in the Message which he preaches"
[7:66.] A group of the unbelievers among his (7:75).
people said, "You look to us like a fool [7:76.] The proud oppressors said, "We reject
and we think that you are a liar" (7:66). that which you believe in" (7:76).
[7:67.] He replied, "My people, I am not a fool [7:77.] They then slew the camel and rebelled
but a Messenger of the Lord of the against the orders of their Lord saying, "
Universe (7:67). Salih, if you are truly a Messenger, let
[7:68.] I preach the message of my Lord to you that torment with which you have
and am a trustworthy advisor for you threatened us come to pass." (7:77)
(7:68). [7:78.] Suddenly, an earthquake jolted them
[7:69.] Does it seem strange to you that a and they were left motionless in their
reminder from your Lord should be sent homes (7:78).
to a man among you so that He may [7:79.] He turned away from them saying, "My
warn you? Recall when God appointed people, I preached the Message of my
you as successors of the people of Noah Lord to you and gave you good advice,
and increased your power over other but you do not love advisors." (7:79)
people. Give thanks to God for His [7:80.] Lot told his people, "Why do you
blessings so that perhaps you will have commit such indecent acts that have
everlasting happiness." (7:69) never been committed by anyone
[7:70.] They said, "Have you come to make us before? (7:80).
worship God alone and give up what [7:81.] You engage in lustful activities with
our fathers worshipped? If you are people instead of women. You have
truthful, let the torment with which you become transgressing people (7:81). His
have threatened us, strike us" (7:70). people had no answer to his remarks but
[7:71.] He replied, "You will certainly be to tell one another, "Expel him from our
afflicted by wickedness and the wrath town; he and his people want to purify
of God. Do you dispute with me about themselves." (7:82)

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[7:82.] We saved (Lot) and his family except They certainly were the ones to lose a
his wife who remained with the rest great deal (7:92).
(7:83). [7:93.] He turned away from them saying, "My
[7:83.] We sent a torrential rain unto the people, I preached the Message of my
(unbelievers). Lord to you and gave you good advice.
[7:84.] Consider how disastrous the end of the How could I be sorry for the
criminals was! (7:84) unbelievers?" (7:93)
[7:85.] We sent to the people of Midian their [7:94.] To every town that We sent a Prophet,
brother Shu'ayb who also told his We tested its inhabitants through
people to worship God their only Lord. distress and adversity so that perhaps
He said, "A guidance has come to you they would submit themselves to Us
from your Lord. Maintain proper (7:94).
measures and weights in trade. Do not [7:95.] We then replaced their misfortune with
cause any deficiency in people's well-being until they were relieved and
property or destroy the land after it has began saying, "Our fathers had also
been reformed. This is for your own experienced good and bad days."
good, if you have any faith. (7:85) Suddenly, We struck them (with
[7:86.] Do not ambush the believers or hinder torment) while they were all unaware
them from every path that leads them to (of what was happening). (7:95)
God just because you wish to make [7:96.] Had the people of the towns believed
such ways seem crooked. Recall the (in Our revelations) and maintained
time when you were just a few in piety, We would have certainly
number and God multiplied you. showered on them Our blessings from
Consider how terrible the end of the the sky and the earth. But they called
evil-doers was! (7:86). Our revelations lies, thus Our torment
[7:87.] If there are some of you who believe in struck them for their evil deeds. (7:96)
the Message that I have been [7:97.] Did the people of the towns think
commanded to preach and there are themselves secure from Our wrath that
others who do not, exercise patience could strike them at night during their
until God judges among us. He is the sleep (7:97)
best Judge." (7:87) [7:98.] or that which could seize them during
[7:88.] A proud group among Shu'ayb's people their busy hours of the day? (7:98).
said, "We must expel you (Shu'ayb) and [7:99.] Did they consider themselves secure
your followers from our town unless from the retribution of God? No one can
you give-up your faith and live as our have such attitude except those who are
own people." Shu'ayb asked them, "Will lost. (7:99)
you use force against us? (7:88). [7:100.] Is it not a lesson for the successors of
[7:89.] We would certainly be inventing the past generations that had We
falsehoods against God if we were to wanted, We could have punished them
accept your way of life, when God has for their sins, sealed their hearts and
already saved us from it. We do not deprived them of hearing? (7:100)
have to accept it unless God, our Lord, [7:101.] (Muhammad), such were the stories of
wills it. Our Lord's knowledge covers the people who lived in (different)
all things. We trust in Him and ask Him towns in the past. We had sent Our
to judge among us and our people, for Messengers to them with (certain)
He is the best Judge." (7:89) miracles but the people still did not
[7:90.] A group of the unbelievers among his believe in what they had rejected
people told the others, "If you follow before. Such is how God seals the
Shu'ayb, you will certainly lose a great hearts of the unbelievers (7:101).
deal." (7:90) [7:102.] We did not find many among them
[7:91.] Suddenly, an earthquake struck them keeping their promises. However, We
and left them motionless in their homes did find many evil-doers among them.
(7:91). (7:102)
[7:92.] Those who called Shu'ayb a liar were [7:103.] After the time of those people, We sent
destroyed as though they never existed. Moses with Our miracles to Pharaoh
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Our miracles. Consider, how terrible the [7:123.] The Pharaoh said to the magicians,
end of the evil-doers is! (7:103) "You declared your belief in him
[7:104.] Moses told the Pharaoh, "I am a (Moses) without my permission. This is
Messengers from the Lord of the a plot to throw my people out of their
Universe (7:104). city. But you will soon know (7:123).
[7:105.] I must only speak what is true about [7:124.] I will cut off your hands and feet on the
God. I have brought you miracles from alternate sides and crucify you all."
your Lord; therefore, let the children of (7:124)
Israel go free" (7:105). [7:125.] The magicians said, "We will certainly
[7:106.] The Pharaoh asked Moses to show his return to Our Lord (7:125).
miracles if he was telling the truth. [7:126.] You only take revenge on us because
(7:106) we believed in the Lord when we saw
[7:107.] So Moses threw down his staff and His miracles. Lord, grant us patience
suddenly it turned into a real serpent and let us die Muslims (submitted to
(7:107). God)." (7:126)
[7:108.] Then he uncovered his hand and it [7:127.] Some of the Pharaohs people said,
appeared sheer white to the onlookers. "Will you let Moses and his people
(7:108) destroy the land and disregard you and
[7:109.] Some of the Pharaoh's nobles your gods?" The Pharaoh said, "We will
considered him to be no more than a kill their sons and leave their women
skillful magician (7:109) alive; they are under our domination."
[7:110.] and said, "He wants to expel you from (7:127)
your land." They asked (others), " what [7:128.] Moses told his people to seek help from
is your opinion in the matter? (7:110). God and exercise patience. The earth
[7:111.] The others suggested holding Moses belongs to Him and He has made it the
and his brother off and sending to all heritage of whichever of His servants
the cities (7:111) He chooses. The final victory is for the
[7:112.] to bring together at the Pharaohs court pious ones. (7:128)
all the skillful magicians. (7:112) [7:129.] His people said, "We suffered a great
[7:113.] The magicians came to the Pharaoh and deal before you came and we are still
said, "We must have our reward if we suffering even after you have come."
are to gain a victory over him (Moses)" Moses (tried to encourage them) by
(7:113). saying, "There is hope that your Lord
[7:114.] The Pharaoh replied, "In addition to will destroy your enemies and make
your rewards, you will become my you (their) successors in the land. So
close friends thereafter." (7:114) consider how you act." (7:129)
[7:115.] The magicians asked Moses, "Will you [7:130.] For years We afflicted Pharaoh's people
throw your staff first or shall we?" with shortages in food so that perhaps
(7:115). they would take heed (7:130).
[7:116.] He replied, "Throw yours first." Their [7:131.] But they would always ascribe their
great magic bewitched people's eyes well-being to themselves and the
and terrified them (7:116). misfortunes that they would experience
[7:117.] We inspired Moses to throw his staff, to Moses and his people. Their fate is
and suddenly it began to swallow-up all certainly in the hands of God but many
that the magicians had (falsely) of them do not know. (7:131)
invented (7:117). [7:132.] They said to Moses, "No matter what
[7:118.] Thus the Truth prevailed and their false miracle you show to bewitch us, we will
art was banished. (7:118) not believe you." (7:132)
[7:119.] The magicians who were defeated on [7:133.] We sent upon them widespread
the spot and were proved to be calamities: floods of locusts, lice, frogs,
worthless, (7:119) and blood. All were distinct miracles
[7:120.] threw themselves down in prostration but these criminals all the time
(7:120) remained proud. (7:133)
[7:121.] saying, "We declare our belief in the [7:134.] When the torment would strike them,
Lord of the Universe, (7:121) they would ask Moses, "Pray for us to
[7:122.] the Lord of Moses and Aaron." (7:122) your Lord through your covenant with

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Him. If He saves us from the torment, down upon his face senseless. After
we shall certainly believe in you and regaining his senses, Moses said, "Lord,
permit you and the children of Israel to You are all Holy. I repent for what I
leave" (7:134). asked you to do and I am the first to
[7:135.] But when We relieved them from the believe in You." (7:143)
torment for a given time, they again [7:144.] The Lord said to Moses, "I have given
broke their promise. (7:135) you distinction above the people by
[7:136.] We took revenge on them for their speaking to you and giving you My
rejecting Our miracles, by drowning Message. Receive what I have given to
them in the sea, but they were not aware you and give Us thanks." (7:144)
of (reality). (7:136) [7:145.] We wrote advice and laws for him on
[7:137.] We gave the suppressed people the Tablets about all kinds of things,
blessed eastern and western regions as saying, "Follow them and command
their inheritance. Thus, the promises of your people to follow the good advice
your Lord to the children of Israel all therein, and I will show you the
came true because of the patience which dwellings of the evil-doers." (7:145)
they exercised. He destroyed all the [7:146.] We will deprive those who are wrongly
establishments of the Pharaoh and his proud in the land of the blessing of
people. (7:137) revelations. Even if they would see all
[7:138.] We helped the children of Israel to cross kinds of miracles, they would not have
the sea. They came to a people who faith, or even to see the right path, they
worshipped idols. The Israelites would not follow it. They would follow
demanded Moses to make gods for the rebellious way if they were to find
them like those of the idol-worshippers. one; in their ignorance, they have called
Moses told them, "You are an ignorant Our revelations mere lies (7:146).
people (7:138). [7:147.] The deeds of those who have called Our
[7:139.] What these people worship is doomed revelations and belief in the Day of
to be destroyed and their deeds are Judgment mere lies, will be turned
based on falsehood (7:139). devoid of all virtue. Can they expect to
[7:140.] Should I choose for you a lord other receive a reward for their deeds other
than God who has favored you above all than that which is the result of their
other people? (7:140) deeds? (7:147)
[7:141.] "Children of Israel, when I saved you [7:148.] In Moses' absence, his people
from the Pharaoh and his people who manufactured a hollow sounding calf
made you suffer the worst kinds of out of their ornaments. Could they not
torment, killing your sons and keeping see that it could not speak to them or
your women alive, it was a great trial provide them with any guidance? They
for you from your Lord." (7:141) gained only evil by worshipping the calf
[7:142.] We told Moses to stay with Us for thirty (7:148).
nights (in the mountains) but added ten [7:149.] When they found that they had believed
nights more so his appointment with his in the wrong thing, they regretfully said,
Lord came to an end after forty nights. "If our Lord will not have mercy on us
Moses had appointed his brother Aaron and forgive us, we will certainly be
as his deputy among his people during lost." (7:149)
his absence saying, "Try to reform them [7:150.] When Moses returned to his people
and do not follow the way of the evil- with anger and sorrow, he said, "What
doers." (7:142) you have done in my absence is
[7:143.] During the appointment, the Lord spoke certainly evil. Why were you hasty
to Moses. He asked the Lord to show about the commandments of your
Himself so that he could look at Him. Lord?" He threw away the Tablets
The Lord replied, "You can never see (which contained the commandments of
Me. But look at the mountain. If the God), grabbed his brother and started to
mountain remains firm only then will pull him to himself.
you see Me." When the Lord [7:151.] His brother begged him saying, "Son of
manifested His Glory to the mountain, my mother, the people suppressed me
He turned it into dust and Moses fell and almost killed me. Do not humiliate

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me before the enemies or call me entanglements in which they are


unjust" (7:150). involved]. Those who believe in him,
[7:152.] Moses prayed, "Lord, forgive me and honor and help him, and follow the light
my brother and admit us into Your which is sent down to him, will have
mercy; you are the most Merciful." everlasting happiness. (7:157)
(7:151) (The Lord said), "Those who [7:158.] (Muhammad), tell them, "People, I
worshipped the calf will be afflicted by have come to you all as the Messengers
the wrath of their Lord and disgraced in of God, to whom the Kingdom of the
their worldly life. Thus, We will heavens and the earth belongs. There is
recompense those who invent falsehood no God but He. In His hands are life
(7:152). and death. Have faith in God and His
[7:153.] To those who commit bad deeds, but, Messengers, the unlettered Prophet who
then, repent and believe (in God), Your believes in God and His words. Follow
Lord will certainly be All-forgiving and him so that you will perhaps have
All-merciful." (7:153) guidance." (7:158)
[7:154.] When Moses' anger calmed down, he [7:159.] Among the people of Moses are some
collected the Tablets. On one of them whose guidance and Judgment are
was written, "God's mercy and guidance based on the Truth (7:159).
are for those who have fear of Him." [7:160.] We divided the descendants of Israel
(7:154) into twelve tribes and told Moses to
[7:155.] Moses selected seventy men from his strike the rock with his staff to let
people to attend Our appointment. (In twelve fountains gush out therefrom; his
Our presence). people had asked him to supply them
with water. The twelve flowing springs
When an earthquake jolted them to were divided among them (a spring for
death, Moses said, "Lord, had You each tribe) and each tribe knew its
wanted to destroy them, why did You drinking place well. We provided them
not destroy them and me before. Are with shade from the clouds, sent down
You destroying us for what the fools manna and quails to them for food, and
among us have done? This (destruction) told them to eat the pure things which
is only a trial through which You cause We had given them. They did not do
some to go astray and guide others. You injustice to Us but they wronged
are our Guardian. Forgive us and have themselves. (7:160)
mercy on us; You are the best of those [7:161.] When they were told, "Settle down in
who forgive. (7:155) this town, eat as you wish, seek
forgiveness and enter the gate
prostrating yourselves (in obedience to
[7:156.] "Grant us well-being in this life and in
the life hereafter for we have turned the Lord) and We will forgive you your
ourselves to You." The Lord replied, sins and increase the reward of the
righteous people, (7:161)
"My torment only afflicts those whom I
want to punish, but My mercy [7:162.] the unjust among them changed the
encompasses all things. I shall grant words which they were told to say (in
the prayer).
mercy to those who maintain piety, pay
their religious tax, and those who have
faith in Our revelations." (7:156) Therefore, We sent upon them torment
[7:157.] There are those who follow the from the sky for their wrong deeds.
Messengers, the illiterate Prophet (not (7:162)
conventionally educated), whose
description they find written in the [7:163.] (Muhammad), ask them about the
Torah and the Gospel. [He (the (people of the) towns on the seashore.
Messengers) enjoins them to do good They had transgressed by catching fish
and forbids them to do all that is on the Sabbath. Each Sabbath the fish
unlawful, makes lawful for them all that came openly within their reach but not
is pure and unlawful all that is filthy, so on other days. Thus, We were testing
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them because of their evil deeds. [7:172.] When your Lord asked all the offspring
(7:163) of Adam (before their birth), "Am I not
[7:164.] When a group of them questioned your Lord?" All of them testified and
another group saying, "Why do you bore witness to their testimony that on
preach to those whom God has decided the Day of Judgment they would not
to destroy or punish by a severe say, "We were not aware of this (fact),"
torment?" they replied, "We preach to (7:172)
them for we are responsible in the sight [7:173.] or say, "Our fathers worshipped idols
of your Lord and so that perhaps they before us and we as their descendants
may have fear of God." (7:164) followed them. Would you then destroy
[7:165.] When they (the unjust people) forgot us because of what the followers of
what was preached to them, We saved falsehood have done?" (7:173).
the preachers from evil and afflicted the [7:174.] Thus do We explain Our revelations so
unjust for their evil deeds, with a that they might return to (the right
dreadful torment (7:165). path). (7:174)
[7:166.] When they crossed the limit of the [7:175.] (Muhammad), tell them the story of the
prohibition, We made them turn into person whom We inspired with Our
detested apes. (7:166) (Muhammad), guidance, but who detached himself
consider, when your Lord declared to from it and who was then pursued by
the (Israelites) His decision to raise a Satan until he turned into a rebel
people above them who would make (7:175).
them suffer the worst kinds of torments [7:176.] Had We wanted, We could have raised
until the Day of Judgment. Certainly him to an exalted position but he clung
your Lord's retribution is swift. He is to his earthly life and followed his own
All-forgiving and All-merciful. (7:167) (evil) desires. Such person's bad habits
[7:167.] We divided them into nations on the are like those of a lazy dog (in a warm
earth; some are righteous and others are climate) who always has its tongue
not. We tested them with well-being hanging out whether you chase it away
and hardship so that they might return or leave it alone. Such are the people
(to the right path). (7:168) who have called Our revelations mere
[7:168.] Their descendants who inherited the lies. (Muhammad), tell them such
Book gained (by bribery only) stories so that perhaps they will think
worthless things from the worldly life (7:176).
saying, "We shall be forgiven (for what [7:177.] How terrible is the example of those
we have done). who have rejected Our revelations and
[7:169.] They would have even doubled such have done injustice only to themselves!
gains if they could have received more. (7:177).
Did they not make a covenant (with [7:178.] Those whom God has guided have the
God) in the Book not to speak any thing true guidance, but those whom He has
other than the Truth about God and to caused to go astray are certainly lost.
study its contents well? The life (7:178)
hereafter is much better for the pious [7:179.] We have destined many men and jinn
ones. Will you not then think? (7:169) for hell. They have hearts but do not
[7:170.] Those who devote themselves to the understand, eyes but do not see. They
teachings of the Book and are steadfast have ears but do not hear. They are
in prayer (should know that) the reward worse than lost cattle. These are the
of those who reform themselves will not heedless ones. (7:179)
be lost. (7:170) [7:180.] God has the most blessed Names. You
[7:171.] When We raised the mount above them should address Him in your worship by
as a shadow and made it speak to them, these Names and keep away from those
they thought that it would fall on them. who pervert them. They will be
We told them to devote themselves recompensed for their (evil) deeds.
decisively to what was given to them (7:180)
and follow its guidance so that they [7:181.] Among Our creatures are a group who
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[7:182.] We gradually lead those who have [7:191.] Do they (the pagans) consider things
called Our revelations mere lies, to that do not create anything but are
destruction. Their destruction will be themselves created equal to God?
such that they will not even notice how (7:191).
it seized them (7:182). [7:192.] The idols are things that are not able to
[7:183.] Though I have given them a respite, My help others or even themselves. (7:192)
plan against them is well established [7:193.] Believers, even if you invite them to
(7:183). true guidance, they will not follow you.
[7:184.] Why will they not understand that their It makes no difference whether you
companion (Muhammad) is not invite them or whether you keep quiet.
possessed by jinn. (Muhammad) is only (7:193)
a (Divinely) authorized preacher. [7:194.] Those whom you (pagans) worship
(7:184) besides God, are themselves servants
[7:185.] Have they not considered the Kingdom just like yourselves. If your claim was
of the heavens and the earth and true, they should answer your prayers
everything that God has created? (7:194).
Perhaps death approaches them. In what [7:195.] Do they (the idols) have feet to walk,
kind of guidance can they have faith hands to hold things, eyes to see, and
besides that of the Quran? (7:185). ears to hear? (Muhammad), tell them
[7:186.] No one can guide those whom God has (the pagans) to call on their idols for
caused to go astray and has left to help and to plan against Me without
continue blindly in their rebellion. delay. (7:195)
(7:186) [7:196.] The (true) Guardian is certainly God
[7:187.] They ask you (Muhammad), "When who has revealed the Book and is the
will the Day of Judgment be?" Tell Guardian of the righteous ones. (7:196)
them, "My Lord knows best. It is He [7:197.] The idols which you (the pagans)
who has appointed its time. It will be a worship besides God can neither help
grave hour both in the heavens and the you nor themselves (7:197).
earth. It will only approach you [7:198.] (Muhammad), if you invite them to the
suddenly." They say, "It seems that you right guidance, they will not listen to
know about the coming of the Day of you. You will see them looking at you
Judgment." Tell them, "Only God but they do not really see (7:198).
knows about it and most people do not [7:199.] Have forgiveness, preach the truth, and
know." (7:187) keep away from the ignorant ones
[7:188.] (Muhammad), say, "I have no control (7:199).
over my benefits or sufferings, without [7:200.] If Satan will try to seduce you, seek
the will of God. Had I known about the refuge from God. God is All-hearing
unseen, I would have gained much good and All-knowing. (7:200)
and would have faced no suffering. I am [7:201.] When a satanic thought starts to bother
only a warner and I preach the glad the pious ones, they understand and see
news to the believing people." (7:188) the light (7:201)
[7:189.] It is God Who created you from a single [7:202.] while their brethren ceaselessly try to
soul and out of it made its spouse to drag them into error. (7:202)
bring it comfort. When he (man) [7:203.] If you , (Muhammad), do not show
engaged in carnal relations with her, she them a miracle, they will keep on
conceived a light burden which she had insisting that you must show them one.
to carry. When the baby grew in her Say, "I only follow what is revealed to
womb, they (husband and wife) both me from my Lord. This (Quran)
prayed to their Lord, "If You grant us a contains wisdom for you from your
healthy son we shall certainly give you Lord. It contains guidance and mercy
thanks." (7:189) for those who have faith. (7:203)
[7:190.] When they were given a healthy son, [7:204.] Whenever the Quran is recited (to you),
they began to love him as much as they listen to it quietly so that you may
loved God. God is too exalted to be receive mercy (7:204).
loved equally to anything else. (7:190) [7:205.] Remember your Lord deep within
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instead of shouting out loud - (in prove (to you) the truth of His promises
prayer) in the mornings and evenings and to destroy the unbelievers (8:7)
and do not be of the heedless ones [8:8.] so that the truth would stand supreme
(7:205). and falsehood would exist no more,
[7:206.] Those who are near to your Lord do not even though the criminals dislike it.
disdain from worshipping Him. They (8:8)
glorify Him and prostrate themselves [8:9.] When you (believers) begged for
(in obedience to Him). (7:206) assistance from your Lord, He said, "I
am helping you with a thousand angels,
all in rows marching one after the
other" (8:9).
[8:10.] God has sent this glad news to comfort
THE SPOILS (al-anfal) (8) your hearts. Victory is in the hands of
God alone. God is Majestic and All-
Number of Verses: 75 wise. (8:10)
[8:11.] The slumber that overcame you was
In the Name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful from God that brought you peace. He
showered water from the sky over you
[8:1.] They (the believers) ask you to clean you, remove satanic
(Muhammad) about the booty captured wickedness from you, strengthen your
(from the enemies) during a war. Tell hearts, and grant you steadfastness
them, "It belongs to God and the (8:11).
Messengers. If you have faith, have fear [8:12.] Your Lord inspired the angels saying, "I
of God. Settle the disputes among am with you. Encourage the believers. I
yourselves and obey God and His shall cast terror into the hearts of the
Messengers." (8:1) unbelievers and you will strike their
[8:2.] When God is mentioned, the true heads and limbs; (8:12)
believers begin to feel fear of Him in [8:13.] they have opposed God and His
their hearts and when His revelations Messengers." For those who oppose
are recited to them their faith God and His Messengers, God has
strengthens. In God alone do they trust prepared a severe retribution. (8:13)
(8:2). [8:14.] We will say to them, "Endure the
[8:3.] They are steadfast in prayer and spend torment (as a consequence of your evil
part of what We have given them for deeds); the unbelievers deserve nothing
the cause of God (8:3). better than (the torment) of fire." (8:14)
[8:4.] Such are the true believers. Their [8:15.] Believers, do not retreat when facing
reward from their Lord will be high the marching army of the unbelievers,
ranks, forgiveness, and a generous for no believer will turn back at that
provision. (8:4) time except for strategic reasons or to
[8:5.] A group among the believers dislike join another band (8:15). (Whoever
(God's decree about the booty captured deserts the believers) will incur the
in war) as well as His command that wrath of God and will dwell in hell, a
you come out of your home for a terrible dwelling. (8:16)
truthful purpose (to fight for justice) [8:16.] It was not you (believers) but God who
(8:5). slew the pagans. It was not you
[8:6.] Knowing it well (that a fight in which (Muhammad) but God who threw dust
they are to take part is about to take at them. He did this as a favorable test
place), they act as though they are being for the believers. God is All-hearing and
driven to death which they can see All-knowing (8:17).
before their very eyes. Despite their [8:17.] This is how God causes the (evil) plans
knowledge of the truth, they still argue of the unbelievers to fail. (8:18)
with you. (8:6) [8:18.] If you (the pagans) are looking for
[8:7.] When God promised to grant you conquest, you certainly had a great
(believers) victory over either one of the chance (at the battle of Badr).
two groups, you wished to have control [8:19.] But if you were to give up such a desire,
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wage war against Us, We will be ready [8:31.] When Our revelations are recited to
for such a confrontation. Your man- them (the unbelievers), they say, "We
power will be of no help to you no have heard them. Had we wanted, we
matter how much you have; God is with could also have composed such
the believers. (8:19) statements; they are no more than
[8:20.] Believers, obey God and His ancient legends." (8:31)
Messengers and do not turn away from [8:32.] They also say, "Lord, if this (Quran) is
Him when you hear (His commands) the Truth from you, shower down
(8:20). stones on us from the sky instead of rain
[8:21.] Do not be like those who said that they or send us a painful punishment" (8:32).
have heard (the Messenger's [8:33.] God would not punish them while you
commands) but do not pay any attention were among them nor while they were
to them (8:21). asking for forgiveness. (8:33)
[8:22.] The most wicked beasts in the sight of [8:34.] Why should God not punish them when
God are the deaf and the dumb who they hinder people from entering the
have no understanding (8:22). sacred mosque? They are not its true
[8:23.] Had they possessed any virtue, God patrons. Only the righteous ones are its
would certainly have made them hear. patrons, but most of the pagans do not
Even if God were to make them hear, know (8:34).
they would still turn away from (the [8:35.] Their (unbelievers) prayer at the
words of God). (8:23) mosque is nothing but whistling and
[8:24.] Believers, listen to God and the clapping of hands. We shall tell them,
Messengers when they call you to that "Suffer torment for your
which gives you life. Know that God is disbelief."(8:35)
between a man and his heart and that [8:36.] The disbelievers spend their wealth to
before Him you will all be brought turn men away from the way of God.
together (8:24). They will continue to spend but it will
[8:25.] Guard yourselves against discord become a source of regret for them and
among yourselves so that it will not they will be defeated (because of their
mislead anyone of you, especially the evil plans).
unjust, and know that God's retribution
is most severe. (8:25) The disbelievers will be gathered all
[8:26.] Recall the time when you (the togdher in Hell (8:36).
believers) were only a few suppressed
people in the land, afraid of being [8:37.] God will separate the wicked from the
terrorized by the people. God gave you pure and will pile the wicked ones on
shelter, supported you with His help,
top of one anothcr to be cast into hell.
and bestowed on you pure provisions so They are indeed lost (8:37).
that perhaps you would give Him [8:38.] Muhammad, tell the unbelievers, if you
thanks. (8:26)
give up your evil behavior, God will
[8:27.] Believers, do not be dishonest to God forgive whatever you have done in the
and the Messengers or knowingly abuse past. But if you transgras again, your
your trust. (8:27)
fate will be the same as that of those
[8:28.] Know that your possessions and (unbelievers) who lived before
children are a temptation for you and you."(8:38)
that God has the greatest reward (for the
[8:39.] Fight them so that idolatry will not exist
righteous ones). (8:28) any more and God's religion will stand
[8:29.] Believers, if you fear God, He will give supreme. If theygive up the idols), God
you guidance, will expiate your bad
will be
deeds and forgive you. God's favors are
the greatest. (8:29)
[8:30.] The unbelievers planned to imprison, Well Aware of what they do (8:39).
murder or expel you (Muhammad) from
your city. They make evil plans but God [8:40.] If the (unbelievers) turn away from the
too plans and God's plans are the best faith, God is you (believers) best
(8:30). Guardian and best Helpr (8:40).

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[8:41.] Know that whatever property you may [8:46.] Obey God and His Messenger. Do not
gain, one fifth belongs to God, the quarrel with each other lest you fail or
Messenger, the kindred, orphans, the lose honor. Exercise patience; God is
needy and those who need money while with those who have patience (8:46).
on a journey. (This is the law) if you [8:47.] Do not be like those who marched out
believe in God and what We revealed to boastfully to show off their strength to
Our Servant on the Day of Distinction people and hinder people from the way
(Badr) when the armies confronted each of God. God encompasses everyone's
other. God has power over all things. activities. (8:47)
(8:41) [8:48.] Satan made their (pagans') deeds seem
[8:42.] Recall when your army was positioned attractive to them and said to them, "No
at the less defensible brink of the valley, one today is more powerful than you
(the pagans') army had the more and I am your supporter." But when the
defensible higher side of the valley and two armies confronted one another and
the caravan was led (out of your reach) the pagans were defeated, then satan
below. This situation did not take place betrayed his friends saying, "I am not
according to your previous plans, with you any more; I see what you do
otherwise, everything would have been not see and I am afraid of God." God is
different. severe in His retribution. (8:48)
[8:49.] The hypocrites and those whose hearts
(It was God's plan ) to place you in a are sick, say, "The (believers') religion
vulnerable position, exposed to the has deceived them." Those who trust in
enemy and it was His plan to lead the God will find Him Majestic and All-
caravan out of your reach) so that His wise. (8:49)
decree that you would be granted a [8:50.] Would that you could have seen the
victory by a miracle would become a angels taking the souls of the
doubtless fact and so that those who unbelievers away from their bodies and
were to be destroyed would face smiting their faces and their backs
destruction with a clear knowledge of saying, "Suffer the burning torment
the Truth and those who were to survive (8:50).
would also survive with a clear [8:51.] This is the result of their deeds. God is
knowledge of the Truth. God is All- not unjust to His servants." (8:51)
hearing and All-knowing. (8:42) [8:52.] The same thing happened to the people
of Pharaoh and those who lived before
[8:43.] In your dream, God showed (the them. They rejected the revelations of
pagans' army) as being only a few in God and, because of their sins, His
retribution struck them. God is All-
number, for if He had showed them as a
great number, you would have lost powerful and stern in His retribution.
courage and would have started to (8:52)
[8:53.] God does not change the favor that He
quarrel among yourselves concerning
this matter. But God saved you from has bestowed on a nation unless that
that condition; He knows what is in nation changes what is in its soul. God
is All-hearing and All-knowing. (8:53)
your hearts. (8:43)
[8:44.] When you met the pagans' army, God [8:54.] Like the people of the Pharaoh and
made them appear fewer in your eyes those who lived before them, (the
unbelievers) rejected the revelations of
and you appear fewer in their eyes so
that His miracle of granting you (an God. We destroyed them for their sins
incredible) victory could easily be and drowned the people of Pharaoh.
They were all unjust (8:54).
fulfilled. To God do all things return.
(8:44) [8:55.] The most wicked creatures in the sight
of God are the unbelievers who never
[8:45.] Believers, stand firm when you meet a
have faith, (8:55)
band of your enemy and remember God
often so that you may have everlasting [8:56.] who make promises but break them
every time, and who have no piety.
happiness (8:45).
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[8:57.] When you capture the (unbelievers) God wants the life hereafter for you.
during a fight, teach them a lesson so God is Majestic and All-wise (8:67).
that they thereafter will always be [8:68.] (Had you taken captives) before being
aware of the threat of your power. allowed by God's revelations, a great
(8:57) torment would have struck you for what
[8:58.] If you are afraid of the treachery of you had done (8:68).
some of your allies, you may disregard [8:69.] Use what you have acquired (from the
your treaty with them. God does not battle) as your own good, lawful
love the treacherous ones (8:58). property. Have fear of God; He is All-
[8:59.] The unbelievers should not think that forgiving and All-merciful. (8:69)
they can really escape Us or that they [8:70.] Prophet, tell the captives with you, "If
can never be defeated. (8:59) God finds anything good in your hearts,
[8:60.] Mobilize your (defensive) force as He will give you a better reward than
much as you can to frighten the enemies that which was taken from you and will
of God and your own enemies. This forgive you. God is All-forgiving and
also will frighten those who are behind All-merciful. (8:70)
them whom you do not know but God [8:71.] Do not be surprised that they want to be
knows well. Whatever you spend for the dishonest with you; they have always
cause of God, He will give you been dishonest with God. However, He
sufficient recompense with due justice. has power over them. God is All-
(8:60) knowing and All-wise. (8:71)
[8:61.] If they (the unbelievers) propose peace, [8:72.] The believers who left their homes and
accept it and trust in God. God is All- strove for the cause of God, through
hearing and All-knowing (8:61). their property and in person and those
[8:62.] If they want to deceive you, God is All- who gave refuge to them and helped
sufficient for you. It is God who them will be each other's guardians. The
supported you with His own help and believers who did not leave their homes
with that of the believers, (8:62) are not your guardians until they too
[8:63.] among whose hearts He has placed leave their homes. If they ask you for
affection and unity. If you were to help in a religious cause, you must help
spend the wealth of the whole earth, them against their enemies unless their
you would not have been able to unite enemies have a peace treaty with you.
their hearts but God has been able to God is Well Aware of what you do.
unite them. God is Majestic and All- (8:72)
wise. (8:63) [8:73.] The unbelievers are each other's friends.
[8:64.] Prophet, God and the believers who If you (the believers) do not keep the
follow you are sufficient support for same among yourselves in the land,
you (8:64). there will come into being widespread
[8:65.] Prophet, mobilize the believers for the idolatry and great evil. (8:73)
battle. It will take only twenty of your [8:74.] The believers who left their homes, and
men who are steadfast (in prayer) to strove for the cause of God and those
defeat two hundred unbelieving men. who gave them refuge and helped them,
Your two hundred men would defeat are true believers. They will have
their two thousand; the unbelievers have forgiveness (from their Lord) and (will
no understanding. (8:65) be granted) honorable provisions. (8:74)
[8:66.] Now that God has eased your burden, [8:75.] Those who accepted the faith later, left
He has found you to be weak. A their homes and strove with you for the
hundred of your steadfast men would cause of God are also your people. They
defeat two hundred of theirs and a relatives are nearer to each other
thousand of yours would defeat two according to the Book of God. God has
thousand of the unbelievers, by the will knowledge of all things. (8:75)
of God. God is with those who have
patience. (8:66)
[8:67.] The Prophet is not supposed to take any
captives to strengthen his position on
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THE REPENTANCE (9) (al-tawbah) they would respect none of the peace
treaties nor their kindred relations with
Number of Verses: 129 you! They only try to please you by
paying lip-service to you but their
hearts are against you and most of them
[9:1.] God and His Messenger declare the are evil-doers (9:8).
abrogation of the peace treaty that [9:9.] They have sold God's revelations for a
existed between them and the pagans paltry price and have created obstacles
(9:1). in the way of God. What they have done
[9:2.] However, during the four sacred is evil (9:9).
months, they (pagans) may travel [9:10.] They do not respect their promises nor
peacefully through the land. Know their family ties with the believers.
(pagans) that you cannot make God They are transgressors. (9:10)
helpless, but it is God who has the [9:11.] If they repent, perform their prayers,
power to disgrace the unbelievers. (9:2) pay religious tax, they would be your
[9:3.] This Announcement from God and His brothers in the religion. We explain Our
Messenger is to be made to the people revelations to people of knowledge.
on the day of the great Pilgrimage; God (9:11)
and His Messenger have declared no [9:12.] Fight against the leaders of the
amnesty for the pagans. If you (pagans) unbelievers if they violate their
repent, it would be better for you, but if established peace treaty with you and
you turn away (from God), know that revile your faith, to force them to stop
you cannot make God helpless. their aggression against you. You do not
have to bind yourselves to such a treaty
(Muhammad) tell the unbelievers that a (9:12).
painful punishment has been prepared [9:13.] Why will you not fight against a people
for them (9:3). who have broken their peace treaty with
you, have decided to expel the
[9:4.] This does not apply to the pagans with Messenger (from his home town), and
whom you have a valid peace treaty and who were the first to disregard the
who have not broken it from their side peace treaty? If you are true believers,
or helped others against you. You you should only have fear of God.
(believers) must fulfill the terms of the (9:13)
peace treaty with them. God loves the [9:14.] Fight them. May God punish them by
pious ones. (9:4) your hands, humiliate them, give you
[9:5.] When the sacred months are over, slay victory over them, delight the hearts of
the pagans wherever you find them. the believers (9:14)
Capture, besiege, and ambush them. If [9:15.] and appease their anger. God forgives
they repent, perform prayers and pay whomever He wants and He is All-
the religious tax, set them free. God is knowing and All-wise. (9:15)
All-forgiving and All-merciful (9:5). [9:16.] Do you think that God will not make
[9:6.] If any of the pagans ask you to give any distinction between those of you
them refuge, give them asylum so that who have fought for His cause and have
they may hear the words of God. Then, relied on no one other than God, His
return them to their towns for they are Messenger, and the faithful ones, and
an ignorant people. (9:6) other people? God is Well Aware of
[9:7.] How can the pagans, except those with what you do. (9:16)
whom you have established a peace [9:17.] The pagans do not have any right to
treaty in the precinct of the Sacred establish (and patronize) the mosque of
Mosque, have a covenant with God and God while they testify against their
His Messenger? If they respect the pact, souls to its disbelief. Their deeds are
you too should also follow its terms. devoid of all virtue and they will live
God loves the pious ones. (9:7) forever in hell fire. (9:17)
[9:8.] How could God and His Messenger [9:18.] Only those who believe in God, the Day
grant them (pagans) peace when if they of Judgment, perform their prayers, pay
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alone have the right to establish and [9:27.] After that occasion God forgave those
patronize the mosque of God so that whom He wanted. God is All-knowing
perhaps they will have the right and All-merciful. (9:27)
guidance. (9:18) [9:28.] Believers, the pagans are filthy. Do not
[9:19.] Do you (pagans), because you served let them come near to the Sacred
water to the pilgrims and constructed Mosque after this year. If you are afraid
the Sacred Mosque, consider yourselves of poverty, He will make you rich if He
equal to those who have believed in wishes, by His favor. God is All-
God, the Day of Judgment, and have knowing and All-wise. (9:28)
fought for the cause of God? In the [9:29.] Fight against those People of the Book
sight of God you (pagans) are not equal who have no faith in God or the Day of
to the believers. God does not guide the Judgment, who do not consider
unjust. (9:19) unlawful what God and His Messenger
[9:20.] To those who have believed in God, left have made unlawful, and who do not
their homes, and fought for His cause believe in the true religion, until they
with their possessions and in person, humbly pay tax with their own hands.
God will grant high ranks and success (9:29)
(9:20). [9:30.] Some of the Jews have said that Ezra is
[9:21.] Their Lord will give the glad news of the son of God and Christians have said
His granting mercy to them, His the same of Jesus. This is only what
pleasure, and His admitting them to a they say and it is similar to what the
Paradise full of everlasting bounties unbelievers who lived before them had
wherein they will live forever (9:21). said. May God destroy them wherever
[9:22.] The reward that God will bestow on His they exist! (9:30).
servants is the greatest. (9:22) [9:31.] They (unconditionally) obeyed the
[9:23.] Believers, do not accept your fathers rabbis and the monks and worshipped
and brothers as your guardians if they the Messiah, son of Mary, as they
prefer disbelief to faith, lest you be should have obeyed God. They were
unjust (9:23). (Muhammad), tell them, commanded to worship no one besides
"If your fathers, children, brothers, God who is the only God and who is too
spouses, relatives, the property that you exalted to be considered equal to any
possess, the trade you fear may have no idols. (9:31)
profit and the homely life are more [9:32.] They would like to extinguish the light
beloved to you than God, His of God with a blow from their mouths,
Messenger and fighting for His cause, but even though the unbelievers may
wait until God fulfills His decree (of dislike it, God has decided to let His
making the right distinct from the light shine forever (9:32).
wrong). God does not guide the evil- [9:33.] It is God Who sent His Messenger with
doers." (9:24) guidance and a true religion that will
[9:24.] God has helped you on many occasions prevail over all other religions, even
including the day of Hunayn (name of a though the pagans may dislike it (9:33).
place near Mecca). [9:34.] Believers, many rabbis and monks
[9:25.] When you were happy with the number consume other people's property by
of your men who proved to be of no false means and create obstacles in the
help to you and the whole vast earth way of God. Those who horde gold and
seemed to have no place to hide you silver and do not spend (anything out of
(from your enemies) and you turned it) for the cause of God, should know
back in retreat (9:25). that their recompense will be a painful
[9:26.] God gave confidence to His Messenger torment (9:34)
and the believers and helped them with [9:35.] on the Day of Judgment and that their
an army which you could not see. God treasures will be heated by the fire of
punished the unbelievers; this is the hell and pressed against their foreheads,
only recompense that the unbelievers sides and back with this remark, "These
deserve (9:26). are your own treasures which you
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[9:36.] According to the Book of God, from the [9:42.] Had the gain been immediate or the
day He created the heavens and the journey shorter, they (hypocrites) would
earth, the number of months are twelve, certainly have followed you,
four of which are sacred. (This is part of (Muhammad), but it was too far for
the law) of the religion. Do not commit them. They will swear by God, "Had we
injustice against your souls during the had the ability, we would certainly have
sacred months but fight all the pagans marched with you." They destroy only
just as they fight against all of you. themselves and God knows that they are
Know that God is with the pious ones. lying (9:42).
(9:36) [9:43.] May God forgive you! (Muhammad),
[9:37.] To disregard the observation of the why did you not let them join the army
sacred months and to observe it during so that you could discern the liars from
the non-sacred months is to add more to the truthful ones? (9:43)
one's disbelief. This causes the [9:44.] Those who believe in God and the Day
unbelievers to go further astray. One of Judgment do not ask you whether
year they (the pagans) consider a sacred they should fight for the cause of God
month not sacred, (and observe it during with their property and in person, or
a non-sacred month) but the next year not. God knows all about the pious ones
they consider it sacred at the right time. (9:44).
By dealing with the sacred months in [9:45.] Only those who do not believe in God
such a manner, they think that they have and the Day of Judgment ask you such
observed the laws of God, but, in fact, questions because their hearts are full of
they have changed them. Their evil doubts and they cannot make any final
deeds seem attractive to them but God decisions. (9:45)
does not guide the unbelieving people. [9:46.] Had they (the hypocrites) wanted to join
(9:37) your army, they would have prepared
[9:38.] Believers, why is it that when you are themselves, but God did not wish to
told to march for the cause of God, you motivate them, so He caused them to
seem to linger at home. Have you given linger behind with those whose joining
preference to the worldly life over the you in battle would be of no use (9:46).
life hereafter? The worldly gains [9:47.] Had they joined you, they would have
compared to those of the next life are been of no help to you but would have
but very little (9:38). just caused confusion and trouble
[9:39.] If you do not march for His cause, He among you by sneaking through the
will afflict your with a painful ranks where some of you would be
punishment and replace you by another ready to listen to them. God knows best
nation and your (destruction) will not the unjust. (9:47)
harm Him at all. God has power over all [9:48.] Even prior to this, they tried to cause
things. (9:39) trouble and to turn your affairs upside-
[9:40.] If you do not help him, (Muhammad), down until the truth came and the cause
God has already helped him. When the of God triumphed against their desires
unbelievers expelled him and he was (9:48).
one of the two people in the cave telling [9:49.] Some of them ask you, "Make us
his friend, "Do not worry; God is with exempt from taking part in the battle
us," then God gave him confidence and and do not try to tempt us by telling us
supported him with an army which you what we may gain from the battle; many
did not see and He defeated the cause of people have died in the battle." Hell
the disbelievers and made His own certainly encompasses the unbelievers.
cause stand supreme. God is Majestic (9:49)
and All-wise. (9:40) [9:50.] If you gain success, it grieves them but
[9:41.] Whether unarmed or well equipped, if you suffer hardship, they turn away
march and fight for the cause of God from you saying, "It's good that we took
with your possessions and in person. our affairs into our own hands" (9:50).
This would be better for you, if only [9:51.] (Muhammad), say, "Nothing will
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decreed for us. He is our Guardian. In believes what he hears." (Muhammad),


God alone do the believers trust." (9:51) tell them, "He only listens to what is
[9:52.] For us, you can anticipate nothing other good for you, believes in God, and has
than Paradise if we are killed or success trust in the believers. He is a mercy for
if we triumph. However, what we can the believers among you. Those who
anticipate for you is either punishment speak ill of the Messenger of God will
by the hands of God or by ours. Wait face a painful punishment." (9:61)
and we, too, are waiting with you [9:62.] They (hypocrites) swear by God in their
(9:52). effort to please you, but if they were
[9:53.] Say, "Whether you spend your wealth true believers (they would know) that
for the cause of God, willingly or God and His Messenger deserve more
reluctantly, it will never be accepted to be pleased than anyone else (9:62).
from you; you are an evil doing [9:63.] Do they not know that for displeasing
people." (9:53) God and His Messenger, one would be
[9:54.] What prevents their offerings from admitted to Hell wherein he would live
being accepted is their disbelief in God forever. This indeed is a great
and His Messenger, their lack of interest humiliation. (9:63)
in prayer and spending for the cause of [9:64.] The hypocrites are afraid that some
God reluctantly. (9:54) revelation will be revealed, thus,
[9:55.] Let not their property and children making public what is in their hearts.
tempt you; God wants to punish them (Muhammad), tell them, "Continue in
through their things in this life so that your mockery; God will certainly let
their souls will depart while they are whatever causes you worry to take
unbelievers. (9:55) place" (9:64).
[9:56.] They swear by God that they are [9:65.] If you question them about their
believers like you but they are not manners, they say, "We were only
believers. They are a people who only arguing for the sake of amusement."
cause differences (9:56). Ask them, "Were you mocking God,
[9:57.] They are so afraid of you that had there His revelations, and His Messenger?"
been a place for them to seek refuge, a (9:65).
cave or some entrance in which to hide [9:66.] Make no excuses. You have certainly
themselves from you, they would have turned back to disbelief. If We forgive
madly rushed therein. (9:57) one group of you, We must punish the
[9:58.] They blame you about the distribution other for they are guilty. (9:66)
of the welfare funds. They are pleased [9:67.] Be they male or female hypocrites, they
when you give them something from it, are the same. They make others commit
but if they receive nothing, they become sins, prevent them from doing good
angry with you (9:58). deeds, and restrain their hands (from
[9:59.] Would that they had been pleased with spending for the cause of God).
what God and His Messenger had given
them and had said, "God is All- They have forgotten all about God who
Sufficient for us. God and His also has ignored them. The hypocrites
Messenger will soon do us more favors indeed are evil-doers. (9:67)
and we have hope in God's mercy."
(9:59) [9:68.] For the hypocrites and the unbelievers,
[9:60.] Welfare funds (zakat) are only for the
God has prepared hell wherein they will
poor, the destitute, the tax collectors, live forever. Hell is their proper
those whose hearts are inclined punishment. God has condemned them
(towards Islam), the slaves, those who
and they will suffer a permanent
cannot pay their debts, for the cause of torment (9:68)
God, and for those who have become
[9:69.] like that of those who lived before you,
needy on a journey. Paying zakat is an
whose power, wealth, and children were
obligation that God has decreed. God is much greater than yours.
All-knowing and All-wise. (9:60)
[9:61.] Some of them speak ill of the Prophet,
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They enjoyed their share of the worldly [9:75.] Some of them have promised God that
gains and you, also, like them, have if He will favor them, they will
enjoyed yours. You have been sneaking certainly spend for His cause and be
among the people to cause trouble, just righteous ones (9:75).
as they had been doing before you. [9:76.] But when His favors were bestowed on
Such people's deeds are devoid of all them, they became niggardly and in
virtue both in this life and in the life disregard broke their promise. (9:76)
hereafter. They indeed are lost. (9:69) [9:77.] God will, for their disregard of their
promise and their telling lies, place
[9:70.] Have they not heard the stories of the hypocrisy in their hearts which will not
people of Noah, the tribe of Ad, leave them until they face the
Thamud, the people of Abraham, the consequences of their deeds (9:77).
dwellers of the city of Midian, and [9:78.] Were they not aware that God knows all
those of the Subverted Cities? God's that they hide or whisper and that He
Messengers came to each of them with has absolute knowledge of the unseen?
miracles. God did not do any injustice (9:78).
to them, but they wronged themselves. [9:79.] God mocks those (hypocrites) who
(9:70) blame and mock the rich or poor
[9:71.] The believers, both male and female, believers who donate to the welfare
are each other's guardians. They try to funds, and He has prepared a painful
make others do good, prevent them torment for them. (9:79) (Muhammad),
from committing sins, perform their whether you ask God to forgive them or
prayers, pay the religious tax, and obey not, He will never do so, even if you
God and His Messenger. God will have were to beg seventy times; they have
mercy on them; He is Majestic and All- disbelieved in God and His Messenger
wise (9:71). and God does not guide the evil-doers.
[9:72.] God has promised the believers gardens (9:80)
wherein streams flow and wherein they [9:80.] Those who did not take part in the battle
will live forever in the excellent (of Tabuk), were glad about their
mansions of the garden of Eden. What staying home against the order of the
is more important than all this for them Messenger of God. They did not want
is that God is pleased with them. Such to fight for the cause of God with their
is the supreme triumph. (9:72) property and in person and said, "Do
[9:73.] Prophet, fight the unbelievers and not march (to the battle) on the hot
hypocrites vehemently for the cause of days." (Muhammad), tell them, "The
God. Their dwelling is hell, a terrible heat of hell fire is much more severe, if
destination! (9:73) only you would understand." (9:81)
[9:74.] They (the hypocrites) swear by the [9:81.] They should laugh less and weep more
Name of God (to make others believe in as a recompense for what they have
what they are saying). gained (9:82).
[9:82.] When God brings you back safely and a
They have spoken the testimony of group of hypocrites ask you to make
them exempt from taking part in the
disbelief and have then turned back to
disbelief. They have made unsuccessful battle, tell them, "Never march with me
attempts to cause trouble. There is no and never fight with us against any of
the enemies (of God).
other reason for their ungratefulness
except that God and His Messenger [9:83.] You chose to linger behind the first
enriched them through their favors. If time, so this time stay behind with those
who are of no help in the battle." (9:83)
they repent, it will be better for them,
but if they turn away (from the faith), [9:84.] Should any of them die, never pray for
him or stand on his grave. They have
God will make them suffer a painful
disbelieved in God and His Messenger
punishment both in this life and in the
life hereafter. They will find no and have died while committing evil
(9:84).
guardian nor any helper in the land.
[9:85.] Their wealth or children should not
(9:74)
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through these things in this life so that placed a seal on their hearts but they do
they will die as disbelievers. (9:85) not know. (9:93)
[9:86.] When a chapter of the Quran is revealed [9:94.] They will apologize to you on your
telling them to believe in God and fight return. Tell them, "Do not ask for
along with His Messenger for His cause pardon. We will never believe you. God
against His enemies, the healthy and has already told us everything about
rich ones of them ask you to exempt you. God and His Messenger will soon
them from taking part in the battle for make your deeds public, then you will
the cause of God and to let them stay return to Him who has absolute
home with the people who are of no knowledge of the unseen and the seen
help in the battle (9:86). and He will inform you of what you
[9:87.] They are happy to stay home with those have done (9:94).
who are of no help in the battle, thus, [9:95.] When you return they will appeal to you
their hearts were sealed and they were in the Name of God to leave them
left with no understanding. (9:87) alone. So leave them alone. They are
[9:88.] But the Messenger of God and the filthy and their dwelling will be hell as
believers with him fought for the cause a recompense for what they had gained
of God with their possessions and in (9:95).
person and their reward will be all good [9:96.] They swear in the Name of God to
things and everlasting happiness (9:88). please you. Even if you were to be
[9:89.] God has established gardens for them pleased with them, God is not pleased
wherein streams flow and wherein they with evil-doing people. (9:96)
will live forever. This indeed is the [9:97.] The desert dwelling Arabs are far worse
greatest triumph. (9:89) than the others in their disbelief and
[9:90.] Some of the dwellers of the desert (who hypocrisy and have more reason to be
were not able to join the army) came to ignorant of the revelations that God
the Prophet seeking exemption from revealed to His Messenger. God is All-
taking part in the battle. Those who knowing and All-wise (9:97).
called God and His Messengers liars [9:98.] Whatever some of the desert dwelling
also stayed home (with those who were Arabs spend for the cause of God, they
truly exempt). consider it a loss to themselves. They
wish to see you in trouble. Trouble has
The disbelievers will soon receive a struck them already. God is All-hearing
painful punishment. (9:90) and All-knowing. (9:98)
[9:99.] Some of the desert dwelling Arabs
[9:91.] People who are weak or sick and those believe in God and the Day of
Judgment. Whatever they spend for the
who do not have the means to take part
in the fighting are exempt from this cause of God they consider it as a
duty if their intention remains sincere means of getting nearer to God and
have the prayers of the Messenger in
about God and His Messenger.
Righteous people shall not be blamed. their favor. This, certainly is a means to
God is All-forgiving and All-merciful. get nearer to God. God will admit them
into His mercy. God is All-forgiving
(9:91)
[9:92.] Those who come to you, (Muhammad), and All-merciful. (9:99)
asking to be taken to the battle, but you [9:100.] God is well pleased with the foremost
ones of those who left their homes for
cannot find the necessary means for
them, are exempt from the duty of the cause of God, those who helped
fighting for the cause of God, even them after their arrival in Medina and
those who nobly followed these two
though they leave you with their eyes
flooded with tears because of not being groups. He has prepared gardens for
them wherein streams flow and wherein
able to help the cause of God. (9:92)
they will live forever. This, certainly is
[9:93.] The blameworthy ones are those who
ask for exemption despite their ability the supreme triumph. (9:100)
[9:101.] Some of the desert dwelling Arabs
and who preferred to stay at home with
those who are truly exempt. God has around you are hypocrites as are some
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persisting in their hypocrisies. You do at any moment? God does not guide the
not know them but We know them well unjust. (9:109)
and will punish them twice over. Then [9:110.] The building (mosque) which they have
they will be brought to the great torment built always motivates mischief in their
(on the Day of Judgment). (9:101) hearts until their hearts are cut into
[9:102.] Some of them have already confessed pieces. God is All-knowing and All-
their sins and have mixed virtuous wise. (9:110)
deeds with sinful ones. Perhaps God [9:111.] God has purchased the souls and
will forgive them. God is All-forgiving property of the believers in exchange
and All-merciful. (9:102) for Paradise. They fight for the cause of
[9:103.] Collect religious tax (zakat) from them God to destroy His enemies and to
to purify and cleanse them and pray for sacrifice themselves. This is a true
them; your prayers give them comfort. promise which He has revealed in the
God is All-hearing and All-knowing Torah, the Gospel, and the Quran. No
(9:103). one is more true to His promise than
[9:104.] Do they not know that it is God who God. Let this bargain be glad news for
accepts the repentance of His servants them. This is indeed the supreme
and receives the welfare funds and that triumph. (9:111)
it is God who is All-forgiving and All- [9:112.] (The believers) who repent for their
merciful? (9:104) sins, worship God, praise Him, travel
[9:105.] (Muhammad), tell them, "Act as you through the land (for pious purposes),
wish. God, His Messenger and the kneel down and prostrate themselves in
believers will see your deeds. You will obedience to God, make others do good
be brought before the One who has and prevent them from sins and abide
absolute knowledge of the unseen and by the laws of God, will receive a great
the seen. He will let you know about all reward. Let this be glad news for the
that you have done (9:105). believer. (9:112)
[9:106.] Besides those who have confessed their [9:113.] After it was made clear that the pagans
sins, there are others who have no good are to be the dwellers of hell, the
deeds for which they may receive any Prophet and the believers should not
reward or sins for which they may be have sought forgiveness from God for
punished. Their fate will be in the hands them even though they may have been
of God." God is All-knowing and All- relatives. (9:113)
wise. (9:106) [9:114.] There was no other reason for Abraham
[9:107.] The mosque which some of the to seek forgiveness from God for his
hypocrites have established is only to father except the promise that he had
harm people, to spread disbelief, to made with him. When Abraham knew
create discord among the believers, to that his father was an enemy of God, he
wait for the one who fought against God disowned his father. Abraham was very
and His Messenger, and to make others tender-hearted and forbearing. (9:114)
believe that it has been established with [9:115.] God does not misguide a nation after
their good intentions. But God testifies having given them guidance until the
that they are liars. (9:107) means of piety are made known to
[9:108.] (Muhammad), never stay in that them. God knows all things. (9:115)
mosque. The mosque which was [9:116.] To God belongs the Kingdom of the
established for a pious purpose and heavens and the earth. He grants life
before all other mosques is more and causes death. God is your only
virtuous for your prayer. In this Guardian and Helper. (9:116)
mosque, there are people who love to be [9:117.] God pardoned the Prophet, the
purified. God loves those who purify Emigrants, the Helpers, and those who
themselves. (9:108) followed them, when the hearts of some
[9:109.] Which is better, the mosque that is of them almost deviated (from the truth)
founded for pious purposes and for in their hour of difficulty. God forgave
achieving God's pleasure or that which them because of His Compassion and
is based on the brink of a crumbling Mercy. (9:117)
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[9:118.] God also forgave the three people who [9:125.] But to those whose hearts are sick, it
lagged behind. Grief made them feel as adds more filth to their hearts and they
though there was no place in the whole die as disbelievers. (9:125)
vast earth to hide them or in their souls [9:126.] Do they not realize that God tests them
to conceal their sorrow. They began to once or twice a year but, nevertheless,
believe that no one could save them they do not repent and give it proper
from (the wrath of God) except He thought? (9:126)
Himself. God pardoned them so that [9:127.] When a chapter (of the Quran) is
they would also repent for their sins. revealed, (it upsets them).
God is All-forgiving and All-merciful.
(9:118) They look at one another and their eyes
[9:119.] Believers, have fear of God and always silently ask this question, "Has any one
be friends with the truthful ones. noticed the disappointment on our
(9:119) faces?" Then they walk away. In fact,
[9:120.] The inhabitants of the city of Medina God has turned their hearts away (from
and the desert Arabs dwelling around it the truth); they are a people who have
were not supposed to disobey the no understanding. (9:127)
Messenger of God or to give priority to
their own lives above that of the [9:128.] A Messenger from your own people has
Prophet. For if they had given priority
come to you. Your destruction and
to the life of the Messenger of God, suffering is extremely grievous to him.
they would not have experienced the He really cares about you and is very
hardships of thirst, fatigue, or hunger in
compassionate and merciful to the
their struggle for the cause of God, nor believers. (9:128)
would their travelling have enraged the [9:129.] (Muhammad), if they turn away from
disbelievers and they would not have you, say, "God is Sufficient (support)
received any injury from enemies that for me. There is no God but He. In Him
God would not record for them as a do I trust and He is the Owner of the
virtuous deed. God does not ignore the Great Throne." (9:129)
reward of those who do good. (9:120)
[9:121.] Also, they would not have spent
anything, great or small, for the cause of
God or travel through a valley without
God decreeing a reward for them far JONAH (10) (yunus)
better than whatever they had done.
(9:121) Number of verses: 109
[9:122.] Not all believers have to become
specialists in religious learning. Why do In the Name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful
not some people from each group of
believers seek to become specialists in
[10:1.] Alif. Lam. Ra. These are the verses of
religious learning and, after completing
the Book of wisdom. (10:1)
their studies, guide their group so that
[10:2.] Why should it seem strange to mankind
they will have fear of God. (9:122)
that We sent revelations to a mortal
[9:123.] Believers, fight the unbelievers near
among them, who would warn others
you for the cause of God so that they
and give to the believers the glad news
realize your strength and know that God
of their high rank in the sight of God.
is with the pious ones. (9:123)
The unbelievers have said, "He
[9:124.] When a chapter (of the Quran) is
(Muhammad) is certainly a magician."
revealed, some people ask others,
(10:2)
"Whose faith among you people has
[10:3.] God is your Lord who has created the
received strength from this
heavens and the earth in six days and
(revelation)?" It (the revelation)
established His Dominion over the
certainly strengthens the faith of the
Throne. He maintains order over the
believers and they consider it to be a
creation. No one can intercede for
glad news (9:124).
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who is your only Lord. Worship only [10:13.] We destroyed certain generations who
Him. Will you then not think? (10:3) lived before you because of their
[10:4.] People, you will all return to God. The injustice. Our Messengers came to them
promise of God is true; He creates all and showed them miracles, but they
things and (after their death) brings would not believe. Thus do We punish
them to life again so that He may justly the criminals (10:13).
reward the righteously striving [10:14.] We have made you their successors in
believers. The disbelievers will drink the land so that We could see how you
boiling filthy water and suffer painful behaved. (10:14)
torment as a recompense for their [10:15.] Whenever Our authoritative revelations
disbelief. (10:4) are recited to those who do not wish to
[10:5.] It is God who has made the sun radiant meet Us in the life hereafter, say,
and the moon luminous and has "Bring us another book besides this one
appointed for the moon certain phases or change it." (Muhammad), tell them,
so that you may compute the number of "I can not change it myself. I only
years and other reckonings. God has follow what is revealed to me. I fear
created them for a genuine purpose. He that for disobeying my Lord I shall be
explains the evidence (of His existence) punished on the great (Day of
to the people of knowledge. (10:5) Judgment). (10:15)
[10:6.] The alternation of the day and night and [10:16.] (Muhammad), tell them, "Had God
all that God has created in the heavens wanted I would not have recited it (the
and earth are evidence (of the existence Book) to you nor would I have told you
of God) for the pious people. (10:6) anything about it. I lived among you for
[10:7.] Those who do not have hope of a whole life-time before it was revealed.
receiving Our mercy in the life hereafter Will you then not understand? (10:16).
who are pleased and satisfied with the [10:17.] Who is more unjust than one who
worldly life and who pay no attention to invents falsehood against God or calls
Our revelations (10:7) His revelations lies? The criminals will
[10:8.] will all have the Fire as their dwelling certainly have no happiness. (10:17)
for that which they had done. (10:8) [10:18.] (Some people) worship things other
[10:9.] The righteously striving believers than God which harm nor benefit them.
receive, through their faith, guidance They say, "These (idols) are our
from their Lord to the bountiful gardens intercessors before God." (Muhammad),
wherein streams flow (10:9). tell them, "Are you trying to tell God
[10:10.] Their prayer shall be, "Glory be to you about something that He does not find
Lord," and their greeting, "Peace be in the heavens or earth? God is too
with you," and the only other words (of Glorious to be considered equal to
worldly speech) they will speak will be, idols." (10:18)
"It is God, Lord of the Universe, who [10:19.] All people (once) followed one belief.
deserves all praise." (10:10) Then they began to follow different
[10:11.] Had God been as hasty to punish people beliefs. Had not a word of your Lord
as they were hasty to achieve good, (His decision to give every one time and
their life would have already ended. We free will) been decreed, God would
will leave those who have no hope of already have settled their differences.
receiving Our mercy, in the life (10:19)
hereafter, to continue blindly in their [10:20.] They (unbelievers) say, "Why has his
transgression. (10:11) Lord not given him some miracles to
[10:12.] When the human being is affected by (support his claim of being His
hardship, he starts to pray while lying Messenger)?" Say "(The knowledge) of
on his side, sitting or standing, but when the unseen certainly belongs to God.
We relieve him from hardship, he starts Wait and I too shall be waiting with
to act as though he had never prayed to you. (10:20)
Us to save him from the misfortune. [10:21.] When people are granted mercy after
This is how transgressors' deeds are having suffered hardship, they begin to
made attractive to them. (10:12) plot against Our revelations. Say, "God
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angelic messengers record all that you be brought into the presence of God,
plot. (10:21) their true Lord, and all that they falsely
[10:22.] When you are rejoicing in a boat, a invented will vanish. (10:30)
favorable breeze and a violent storm [10:31.] (Muhammad), ask them, "Who gives
arises with waves surrounding you from you sustenance from the heavens and
all sides. Thinking that you will not earth, who truly possesses (your)
survive, you start to pray sincerely to hearing and seeing abilities, who brings
God. In prayer, you say, "If You rescue the living out of the dead and the dead
us from this we shall certainly be out of the living and who regulates (the
grateful" (10:22). whole Universe)? They will reply,
[10:23.] When We saved you, you started to "God." Ask them, "Why, then, do you
rebel unjustly in the land. People, your not have fear of Him?" (10:31)
rebellion will only harm yourselves. [10:32.] Thus is God your true Lord. In the
You may enjoy the worldly life but to absence of truth there is nothing but
Us you will all return and We will let falsehood. Then where are you turning?
you know all that you had done. (10:23) (10:32).
[10:24.] The example of the worldly life is like [10:33.] The decree of your Lord that the evil-
the water sent down from the sky which doers will not have faith has already
becomes mixed with the earth's produce been issued. (10:33)
that people and cattle consume. When [10:34.] (Muhammad), ask them,"Can any of
the land becomes fertile and pleasant, your idols create something (cause it to
people think that they have control over die), and then bring it back to life
it. At Our command during the night or again?" Say, "Only God can originate
day, the land becomes as barren as if it the creation and bring it to life again.
had no richness the day before. Thus, do Where have you strayed?" (10:34).
We explain the evidence (of the truth) [10:35.] (Muhammad), ask them, "Can any of
for the people who reflect. (10:24) your idols guide you to the Truth?" Say,
[10:25.] God invites every one to the House of "Only God guides to the Truth." Is the
Peace and guides whomever He wants one who guides to the Truth a proper
to the right path (10:25). guide or one who himself cannot find
[10:26.] The righteous will receive good reward guidance unless he is guided (by
for their deeds and more. Their faces others)? What is wrong with you that
will suffer no disgrace or ignominy. you judge (so unjustly)? (10:35)
They will be the dwellers of Paradise [10:36.] Most of the unbelievers follow only
wherein they will live forever. (10:26) conjecture which certainly cannot serve
[10:27.] The recompense for the evil deeds will as a substitute for the Truth. God knows
be equally evil (not more) and the faces well what they do (10:36).
of the evil-doers will suffer from [10:37.] No one could have composed this
disgrace. No one can protect them from Quran besides God. This confirms the
the wrath of God. Their faces will existing Book (the Bible) and explains
become dark as if covered by the pitch- itself. There is no doubt that it is from
darkness of night. They will be the the Lord of the Universe. (10:37)
dwellers of hell wherein they will [10:38.] Do they say that Muhammad has
remain forever. (10:27) invented it? (Muhammad), tell them, "If
[10:28.] We will tell the pagans on the day when your claim is true, compose only one
every one is resurrected, "Stand with chapter like it and call on anyone
your idols wherever you are." Then We besides God for help. (10:38)
will separate them (from their idols) and [10:39.] They call a lie something that is beyond
their idols will protest against them the limit of their knowledge and whose
saying, "You did not worship us interpretation has not yet been revealed.
(10:28). Some people who lived before them
[10:29.] God is Sufficient Witness for us that we also called Our revelations lies.
were not aware of your worship" Consider how terrible was the end of
(10:29). the unjust people! (10:39)
[10:30.] There every soul will experience the
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[10:40.] Some of them believe in the Quran and [10:52.] The unjust will be told, "Suffer the
others do not. Your Lord knows best the everlasting torment. Do you expect a
evil doers (10:40). recompense other than what you
[10:41.] If they call you a liar, tell them, "Let deserve? (10:52)
each one of us follow his own way. You [10:53.] They ask you, "Is that (punishment)
will not be responsible for what I do true?" Tell them, "It certainly is. I swear
and I will not be responsible for what by my Lord. You can not escape from
you do" (10:41). (God's retribution)" (10:53).
[10:42.] Some of them will listen to you, but are [10:54.] (On the Day of Judgment) to redeem
you supposed to make the deaf hear oneself of one's injustice, one would
even if they have no understanding? gladly spend the wealth of the whole
(10:42). earth if it were possible. On seeing the
[10:43.] Some of them will look at you, but are torment one will try to hide his regret.
you supposed to guide the blind even if They will all be judged fairly and no
they have no vision? (10:43). wrong will be done to them. (10:54)
[10:44.] God does not do the least bit of injustice [10:55.] All that is in the heavens and the earth
to anyone but people wrong themselves. certainly belongs to God and His
(10:44) promise is true, but many people do not
[10:45.] On the day when they will be know this (10:55).
resurrected, their worldly life will seem [10:56.] It is God who gives life and causes
to them only as an hour of a day and things to die. To Him you will all
they all will recognize each other. return. (10:56)
Those who called the receiving of [10:57.] People, good advice has come to you
mercy from God a lie are certainly lost. from your Lord a (spiritual) cure, a
They did not have the right guidance. guide and a mercy for the believers.
(10:45) (10:57)
[10:46.] When if We show you them suffering [10:58.] (Muhammad), tell them, "To be happy
Our retribution or you die before their with the favors and mercy of God is
suffering, (they will not be able to better than whatever you accumulate"
escape Our punishment) they will all (10:58).
return to Us. God bears witness to [10:59.] Ask them, "Have you considered that
whatever they do. (10:46) out of the sustenance which God has
[10:47.] A Messenger is appointed for all given you, you made some of it lawful
people. When the Messenger for them and some unlawful? Did God permit
came he judged among them fairly and you to do this or are you ascribing
they were not wronged (10:47). falsehood to Him?" (10:59).
[10:48.] They ask, "If you (believers) speak the [10:60.] What do those who ascribe falsehood to
truth, when will your promise (about the God think of the Day of Judgment? God
Day of Judgment) be fulfilled?" (10:48) is generous to the human being, yet
[10:49.] (Muhammad), tell them, "I have no many do not give thanks. (10:60)
control over my suffering or benefits [10:61.] (Muhammad), We bear witness to all
unless God wills. Every nation is your affairs; whatever you recite from
destined to live for an appointed time. the Quran and whatever you (people)
They can neither delay that time nor can do. Nothing in the heavens or the earth
they cause it to come sooner. (10:49) is hidden from your Lord, even that
[10:50.] Ask them, "What benefit can criminals which is as small as an atom's weight or
get from their demand that God must greater or smaller. All is recorded in the
punish them immediately if His words glorious Book. (10:61)
are true?" Whether His punishment [10:62.] The friends of God will certainly have
befalls them during the day or night nothing to fear, nor will they be grieved
(they will not be able to escape) (10:62).
(10:50). [10:63.] Those who have faith and fear God
[10:51.] Besides, if He was to send them the (10:63)
punishment which they want to quickly [10:64.] will receive glad news both in this life
experience, would they then have faith? and in the life hereafter. The words of
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God do not change. This alone is the [10:75.] But how could the people believe what
supreme triumph (10:64). they had previously called lies? Thus do
[10:65.] (Muhammad), let not their words We seal the hearts of the transgressors.
disappoint you; all dignity belongs to (10:74)
God. He is All-hearing and All- [10:76.] Then We sent Moses and Aaron with
knowing. (10:65) Our miracles to the Pharaoh and his
[10:66.] Does not all that is in the heavens and people. These people also proved to be
the earth belong to God? (The arrogant. They were wicked people
unbelievers) who worship the idols (10:75). When the Truth from Us came,
instead of God follow only conjecture. they called it simply magic (10:76).
What they preach are mere lies (10:66). [10:77.] Moses asked, "Why do you call the
[10:67.] It is God who has made the night for Truth which has come to you magic?
you to rest and has filled the day with Magicians, certainly, will not have
light (as a means of visibility). In this happiness" (10:77).
there is evidence (of the existence of [10:78.] They asked Moses, "Have you come to
God) for the people who hear. (10:67) turn us away from the faith of our
[10:68.] Some people have said that God has fathers and to make yourselves the
begotten a son. God is too Glorious to rulers in the land? We shall never
have a son! God is Self-sufficient and to accept your faith." (10:78)
Him belongs all that is in the heavens [10:79.] The Pharaoh ordered every skillful
and the earth. In this, you (people) have magician to come into his presence
no authority. Do you ascribe to God (10:79).
things of which you have no [10:80.] When all the magicians were brought to
knowledge? (10:68) his court, Moses asked them to cast
[10:69.] (Muhammad), tell them, "Those who down what they wanted to (10:80).
invent falsehood against God will have [10:81.] When the magicians had thrown theirs,
no happiness" (10:69). Moses said, "What you have performed
[10:70.] They may consider it a means of is magic. God will certainly prove it to
enjoyment in this life but (on the Day of be false; He will not make the deeds of
Judgment) they will all return to Us. the corrupt people righteous (10:81).
Then they will suffer for their disbelief [10:82.] God will make the Truth stand supreme
the most severe punishment. (10:70) by His words, even though the wicked
[10:71.] (Muhammad), tell them the story of people dislike it." (10:82)
Noah who told his people, "Even if my [10:83.] No one believed in Moses except some
belief and my preaching of the young people of his own tribe who were
revelation of God seem strange to you, I at the same time very afraid of the
put my trust in Him. Unite yourselves persecution of the Pharaoh and his
and seek help from your idols. You people. The Pharaoh was certainly a
should not regret what you want to do, tyrant and a transgressor. (10:83)
but should execute your plans against [10:84.] Moses told his people, "If you have
me without delay (10:71) submitted yourselves to God and have
[10:72.] If you turn away from my preaching, it faith in Him, put your trust in Him"
will not harm me; I shall receive my (10:84).
reward from God who has commanded [10:85.] They said, "In God do we trust. Lord,
me to become a Muslim." (10:72) do not subject us to the persecution of
[10:73.] They rejected Noah. Then We saved the unjust ones, (10:85).
him and his people in the Ark to make [10:86.] Lord, save us, through Your mercy,
them the successors of the rest. The from the disbelieving people." (10:86)
others, who had called Our revelations [10:87.] We sent a revelation to Moses and his
lies, were drowned. Consider the fate of brother to build houses for their people
those who (rejected) Our warnings! in the Pharaoh's town and to build them
(10:73) facing one another. (We told him) that
[10:74.] After (Noah) We sent other Messengers therein they should pray and that Moses
to their people with clear authoritative should give the glad news (of God's
evidence proving their prophetic mercy) to the faithful ones. (10:87)
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[10:88.] Moses said, "Lord, You have given the before their death) so that they could
Pharaoh and his people great riches and have benefitted from their faith? When
splendor in this life and this makes them the people of Jonah believed, We saved
stray from Your path. Lord, destroy them from a disgraceful torment in this
their wealth and harden their hearts in life and provided them with the means
disbelief so that they will suffer the of enjoyment for an appointed time.
most painful torment" (10:88). (10:98)
[10:89.] The Lord replied, "Moses, the prayer of [10:99.] Had your Lord wished, the whole of
your brother and yourself has been mankind would have believed in Him.
heard. Both of you must be steadfast (in (Muhammad), do you force people to
your faith) and must not follow the have faith? (10:99).
ignorant ones." (10:89) [10:100.] No one can have faith without
[10:90.] We helped the children of Israel cross the permission of God. God will cast
the sea safely. The Pharaoh and his down filth on those who have no
army pursued the children of Israel with understanding. (10:100)
wickedness and hate until the Pharaoh [10:101.] (Muhammad), tell them to
was drowned. As he was drowning the consider that which is in the heavens
Pharaoh said, "I declare that there is no and the earth. Evidence and warnings
God but the One in whom the children are of no avail to the disbelieving
of Israel believe and I have submitted to people (10:101).
the Word of God" (10:90). [10:102.] What can they expect other
[10:91.] (God replied), "Now you declare belief than the kind of (punishment that befell
in Me! but before this you were a the disbelieving people) who had gone
disobedient rebel (10:91). before them? (Muhammad), tell them,
[10:92.] We will save your body on this day so "Wait and I too will be waiting with
that you may become evidence (of Our you." (10:102)
existence) for the coming generations; [10:103.] We saved Our Messengers and
many people are unaware of such those who believed; We must save the
evidence." (10:92) believers. (10:103)
[10:93.] We settled the children of Israel in a [10:104.] (Muhammad), say, "People , if
blessed land and provided them with you have doubt about my religion,
pure sustenance. They did not create know that I, certainly, do not worship
differences among themselves until the idols which you worship instead of
after the knowledge had come to them. God, but I worship God who causes you
God will judge their differences on the to die. I am commanded to believe (in
Day of Judgment. (10:93) His existence), (10:104)
[10:94.] If you (people ) have any doubt about [10:105.] to have firm belief in the up-
what We have revealed to you (about right religion and not to be an idolater
the Day of Judgment and other matters (10:105)
of belief), ask those who read the Book [10:106.] nor to seek help from anyone
that was revealed (to the Prophets who other than God [who can neither benefit
lived) before you. The truth has nor harm me], lest I become of the
certainly come to you from your Lord. unjust. (10:106)
Thus, do not doubt it (in your heart), [10:107.] (Muhammad), if God afflicts
(10:94) you with hardship, no one besides Him
[10:95.] nor be of those who have called God's can save you. If God grants you a favor,
revelations lies lest you become lost. no one can prevent you from receiving
(10:95) His favors. God bestows His favors
[10:96.] (Even though all kinds of miracles will upon whichever of His servants He
be shown to them) those about whom wants. God is All-forgiving and All-
the word of your Lord has been merciful. (10:107)
ordained, will not have faith (10:96) [10:108.] (Muhammad), say, "People,
[10:97.] until they face the most painful truth has certainly come to you from
torment. (10:97) your Lord. One who seeks guidance
[10:98.] Why did no one except the people of does so for his own good and One who
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goes astray will find himself lost. I am [11:8.] If We delay in afflicting them with Our
not your keeper" (10:108). punishment for an appointed time, they
[10:109.] (Muhammad), follow what is ask, "What is preventing it (the
revealed to you and have patience until punishment) from taking place?" On the
God issues His Judgment; He is the best day when it (punishment) befalls them,
Judge. (10:109) no one will be able to escape from it
and that which they have mocked will
surround them from all sides. (11:8)
[11:9.] We grant a favor to the human being
and then take it away from him. He
becomes despairing and ungrateful
HOOD (hud) (11) (11:9).
[11:10.] If after his hardship, We grant him a
Number of Verses: 123 blessing, he grows proud and rejoicing
and says, "All my hardships have gone"
In the Name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful (11:10).
[11:11.] But those who exercise patience and do
[11:1.] Alif. Lam. Ra . This is a Book from good works do not behave as such.
One who is All-wise and All-aware. Its They will receive forgiveness and a
verses are well composed and distinctly great reward (from the Lord). (11:11)
arranged (from one another) (11:1) [11:12.] Perhaps you, (Muhammad), may by
[11:2.] (It teaches), "People, do not worship chance leave (untold) a part of that
anyone besides God. I, (Muhammad), which is revealed to you and feel
am His Messenger sent to warn you and grieved because they say, "Why has
to give you the glad news. (11:2) some treasure not been sent to him or an
[11:3.] "Seek forgiveness from your Lord and angel sent down with him?" Say, "I
turn to Him in repentance for your sins. have come only to warn you." God is
He will provide you good sustenance the Guardian of all things. (11:12)
for an appointed time and will reward [11:13.] Do they, (the unbelievers), say that
everyone according to his merits. I am (Muhammad) has falsely ascribed (the
afraid that you will suffer torment on Quran) to God? Ask them, "Compose
the great Day (of Judgment) if you turn ten chapters like (those of the Quran)
away (from God) (11:3). and call on whomever you can for help
[11:4.] To God you will all return. God has besides God if you are true in your
power over all things." (11:4) claim (11:13).
[11:5.] (The unbelievers) cover their breasts to [11:14.] If they will not respond to you, know
try to hide their disbelief from God. But that God has sent it with His knowledge
He knows very well whatever they and that He is the only God. Will you
conceal or reveal even when they cover then become Muslims?" (11:14)
themselves with their garments. God [11:15.] Those who choose the worldly life and
certainly knows the inner-most (secrets) its pleasures will be given proper
of the hearts. (11:5) recompense for their deeds in this life
[11:6.] There is no living creature on earth that and will not suffer any loss (11:15).
does not receive sustenance from God. [11:16.] Such people will receive nothing in the
He knows its dwelling and resting next life except Hell fire. Their deeds
place. Everything is recorded in the will be made devoid of all virtue and
glorious Book. (11:6) their efforts will be in vain. (11:16)
[11:7.] God created the heavens and the earth [11:17.] Should they be compared with those
in six days. His Throne existed on water whose Lord has given them a guidance
so that He could test you and find out which is testified by a witness from
those among you who do good deeds. among their own people and by the
(Muhammad), if you were to tell them Book of Moses, a guide and a mercy.
that after death they would be brought Such people do believe in this guidance
back to life again, the unbelievers (in the Quran).
would say, "This is nothing but obvious [11:18.] Those who disbelieve (in the Quran)
magic." (11:7) will have hell as their dwelling place.

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Thus, (Muhammad), have no doubt teaching); they will all receive mercy
about it (the Quran). from their Lord. I know that you are
[11:19.] It is certainly the truth from your Lord, ignorant people (11:29).
yet many people do not have faith. [11:30.] My people, who would protect me
(11:17) against God if I were to drive these
[11:20.] Who are more unjust than those who people away? Will you then not take
ascribe falsehood to God? When such heed? (11:30)
people are brought into the presence of [11:31.] I do not say that God's treasures belong
their Lord, the witness will say, "These to me, that I know the unseen, or that I
are the ones who told lies about their am an angel. Nor do I say about those
Lord. Certainly God will condemn the whom you disdain that God will not
unjust (11:18) who prevent others from give them any reward. God knows best
the way of God, seek to make it appear what is in their hearts, for then I would
crooked, and who have no faith in the be unjust." (11:31)
life hereafter. (11:19) [11:32.] They said, "Noah, you have argued with
[11:21.] Such people will never weaken God's us a great deal. Bring down on us
(power) on earth nor will they find any whatever torment with which you have
guardian besides God. Their been threatening us if what you say is
punishment will be doubled and they true" (11:32).
will not be able to hear or see (11:20). [11:33.] (Noah) replied, "God will bring torment
[11:22.] They have lost their souls and their false down on you whenever He wants and
deities will turn away from them you will not be able to make His (plans)
(11:21). fail (11:33).
[11:23.] In the life to come they will certainly [11:34.] My advice will be of no benefit to you
lose a great deal (11:22). if God wants to let you go astray. He is
[11:24.] The righteously striving believers who your Lord and to Him you will all
are humble before their Lord, will be return." (11:34)
the dwellers of Paradise wherein they [11:35.] Do they say that Muhammad has falsely
will live forever (11:23). ascribed (the Quran) to God?
[11:25.] Can the two groups, the blind and the (Muhammad), tell them "Had I falsely
deaf, be considered equal to those who ascribed it to God, I shall be responsible
have vision and hearing? Will you then for my own sins. I am certainly not
not take heed? (11:24) responsible for whatever sins you
[11:26.] We sent Noah to his people to give commit! (11:35)
them the clear warning (11:25) that they [11:36.] It was revealed to Noah that besides
should not worship anyone besides those who had already accepted his
God. (Noah warned them), "I am afraid faith, no one from his people would
that you will suffer the most painful ever believe him. He was told not to be
torment" (11:26). disappointed about what his people had
[11:27.] The disbelievers among his people said, done, (11:36)
"We do not believe that you are any [11:37.] but to build the Ark under the
better than the rest of us; we see that supervision and guidance of his Lord.
only the worthless hasty ones, the He was also told not to address any
lowliest among us follow you. Thus, we words to Him concerning the unjust for
do not think that you are superior to us, they were all to be drowned. (11:37)
rather you are all liars." (11:27) (Noah) started to build the Ark but
[11:28.] Noah replied, "My people do you think whenever some of his people passed by,
- that if my Lord has sent me a miracle they would mock him. He in return
and granted me mercy but your would reply, "Mock us, but just as you
ignorance has obscured them from your mock us, we, too, will mock you
sight - we can force you to believe (11:38).
when you do not want to? (11:28). [11:38.] You will soon learn who will face a
[11:29.] My people I do not ask any payment for humiliating punishment and will be
what I preach to you. No one except encompassed by an everlasting
God has to give me any reward. I do not torment." (11:39)
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[11:39.] When at last Our decree was fulfilled, This was not known to you and to your
water gushed forth from the Oven (in people. Have patience. The pious will
Noah's house). triumph in the end. (11:49)
[11:40.] We told him to carry in the Ark a pair [11:50.] To the tribe of Ad We sent their brother
(male and female) from every species, Hud who told them, "Worship God; He
his family - except those who were is your only Lord. The idols that you
destined to perish - and the believers. worship are plainly false (11:50).
No one believed in him, except a few. [11:51.] My people, I do not ask any reward for
(11:40) what I have preached to you. No one
[11:41.] (Noah) said, "Embark in it. It will sail in can give me my reward except my
the name of God, in His Name it will Creator. Will you then not take heed?
sail and in His Name it will cast anchor. (11:51)
My Lord is All-forgiving and All- [11:52.] "My people, seek forgiveness from your
merciful" (11:41). Lord and turn to Him in repentance. He
[11:42.] When the Ark sailed on with them amid will send you abundant rain from the
the mountainous waves, Noah called sky and will increase your power. Do
out to his son who kept away from not sinfully turn away from Him."
them, "My son, embark with us. Do not (11:52)
stay with the unbelievers." (11:42) [11:53.] They said, "Hud, you have not shown
[11:43.] His son replied, "I shall climb up a us any miracles. We shall not give up
mountain and this will save me from the our idols because of what you say and
flood." Noah said, "No one can escape we shall not have any faith in you
on this day from God's command except (11:53).
those on whom He has mercy." The [11:54.] We believe that some of our gods have
waves separated Noah from his son who afflicted you with evil." Hud said, "God
was then drowned with the rest (of the is my witness and so are you that I have
unbelievers). (11:43) no association (11:54)
[11:44.] Then the earth was told to swallow-up [11:55.] with the idols that you worship besides
its water and the sky was ordered to God. So plan against me without delay
stop raining. The water abated and (11:55).
God's command had been fulfilled. The [11:56.] I trust God who is my Lord as well as
Ark came to rest on Mount Judi. A yours. It is God who controls the
voice said, "The unjust people are far destiny of all living creatures. It is my
away from the mercy of God." (11:44) Lord who knows the right path (11:56).
[11:45.] Noah prayed to his Lord saying, "Lord, [11:57.] If you turn away from Him (since I
my son is a member of my family. Your have already preached to you the
promise is always true and you are the message that I carry), He will replace
best Judge" (11:45). you with another nation. You cannot
[11:46.] His Lord replied, "He is not one of your harm Him the least. My Lord is the
family. He is a man of unrighteous Protector of all things." (11:57)
deeds. Do not ask me about that which [11:58.] When Our decree (of destroying them)
you have no knowledge. I advise you was fulfilled, We mercifully saved Hud
not to become an ignorant person." and his believing followers. We saved
(11:46) them from the intense torment (11:58).
[11:47.] Noah said, "Lord, I ask You to prevent [11:59.] It was the tribe of `Ad who denied the
me from asking You ignorant questions miracles of their Lord, disobeyed His
and beg you for pardon and mercy or Messenger and followed the orders of
else I shall certainly be lost" (11:47). every transgressing tyrant (11:59).
[11:48.] Noah was told, "Get down from the [11:60.] They were condemned in this life and
Ark. Your Lord's peace and blessings will be condemned in the life hereafter.
are upon you and your followers. Your The tribe of Ad had certainly rejected
Lord will grant favors to other nations their Lord. God kept the tribe of Ad, the
and then afflict them with a painful people of Hud, away from His mercy.
torment." (11:48) (11:60)
[11:49.] That which We have revealed to you [11:61.] To Thamud We sent their brother Salih
(Muhammad) is news of the unseen. who told them, "My people, worship

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God; He is your only Lord. It is He who [11:71.] His wife who was standing nearby,
has created you from the earth and has smiled and so We gave her the glad
settled you therein. Seek forgiveness news that she would give birth to Isaac
from Him and turn to Him in who would have a son, Jacob (11:71).
repentance. My Lord is certainly close [11:72.] She said, "Woe is me! How can I have a
to everyone and He hears all prayers." baby when I am barren and my husband
(11:61) is very old? This is certainly strange"
[11:62.] They said, "Salih, we had great hope in (11:72).
you before this. Do you forbid us to [11:73.] They replied, "Would you be surprised
worship that which our fathers had at God's decree? People of the house,
worshipped? We are doubtful and may God's mercy and blessings be with
uncertain about what you have told us you. God is Appreciative and Glorious."
to worship." (11:62) (11:73)
[11:63.] He said, "My people, think. I have [11:74.] When Abraham had controlled his fear
received authoritative evidence and and received the glad news, he started
mercy from my Lord, so who will to plead with Us for the people of Lot;
protect me from God if I disobey Him? (11:74)
You certainly want to destroy me [11:75.] Abraham was certainly a forbearing,
(11:63). compassionate, and tender-hearted
[11:64.] My people, this is the she-camel of person. (11:75)
God, a miracle (to support the truth [11:76.] We said, "Abraham, avoid asking Us
which has been brought) to you. Leave such questions. Your Lord's decree has
her to graze in the land of God. Do not already been issued and an inevitable
harm her with your evil deeds lest torment will strike these people."
torment will suddenly strike you." (11:76)
(11:64) [11:77.] When Our Messengers came to Lot ,he
[11:65.] When they slew the she-camel, Salih became sorrowful and felt totally
told them, "You have only three days to helpless. He said, "This is indeed a
enjoy living in your homes (before you distressful day" (11:77).
will be struck by the torment). This is [11:78.] His people, who had constantly
an inevitable prophecy." (11:65) indulged in evil deeds, came running to
[11:66.] When Our decree came to pass. We him. He said, "My people, here are my
mercifully saved Salih and his faithful pure daughters. Have fear of God and
followers from that day's ignominy. do not humiliate me before my guests.
Your Lord is certainly Mighty and Is there no person of understanding
Majestic (11:66). among you?" (11:78)
[11:67.] A blast struck the unjust and they were [11:79.] They said, "You certainly know that we
found lying motionless on their faces have no right to your daughters and you
(11:67) know what we want" (11:79).
[11:68.] as though they had never existed. The [11:80.] He said, "Would that I had the power
people of Thamud denied the existence (to overcome you) or could seek strong
of their Lord. How distant from the protection." (11:80)
mercy of God had the people of [11:81.] Our Messengers said, "Lot, we are the
Thamud gone! (11:68) Messengers of your Lord. They will
[11:69.] Our Messengers came to Abraham with never harm you. Leave the town with
glad news. They said, "Peace be with your family in the darkness of night and
you." He replied similarly. After a short do not let any of you turn back. As for
time he presented them with a roasted your wife, she will suffer what they
calf (11:69) (unbelievers) will suffer. Their
[11:70.] but when he saw that their hands did not appointed time will come at dawn.
reach out for it, he could not know who Surely dawn is not far away! (11:81)
they were and became afraid of them. [11:82.] When Our decree came to pass, We
They said, "Do not be afraid; we are turned the town upside-down and
God's angelic Messengers sent to the showered unto it lumps of baked clay,
people of Lot." (11:70) (11:82) marked by your Lord. Such a

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punishment is not far away from the My Lord certainly has full control over
unjust people. (11:83) your deeds (11:92).
[11:83.] To the people of Midian We sent their [11:93.] My people, do as you wish and I will do
brother Shu'ayb who told them, "My (as I believe).
people, worship God; He is your only
Lord. Do not be dishonest in your You will soon know who will suffer a
weighing and measuring. I can see you humiliating torment and who was the
are safe and prosperous, but I am afraid one telling lies. Wait and I too will be
for you of the overwhelming torment of waiting with you." (11:93)
the (appointed) day (11:84).
[11:84.] My people, be just in your weighing
[11:94.] When Our decree came to pass, We
and measuring. Do not defraud people mercifully saved Shu'ayb and his
or spread evil in the land. (11:85) faithful followers. A blast struck the
[11:85.] If you are true believers then know that
unjust and left them in their homes,
the profit which God has left for you is lying motionless on their faces, (11:94)
better for you (than what you may gain [11:95.] as though they had never existed. How
through deceitful ways).
far from (the mercy of God) had the
[11:86.] I am not responsible for your deeds." people of Midian gone, just as those of
(11:86) Thamud? (11:95)
[11:87.] They asked him, "Shu'ayb, do your
[11:96.] We sent Moses to the Pharaoh and his
prayers tell you that we must give up nobles with Our miracles and a clear
the worship of what our fathers had authority (11:96).
worshipped and that we must not deal
[11:97.] They followed the order of the Pharaoh
with our properties as we like? We still but Pharaoh's orders were evil (11:97).
believe that you are a person of [11:98.] On the Day of Judgment he will lead his
forbearance and understanding." (11:87)
people down into the hell fire. His
[11:88.] He said, "My people, do you not realize leadership is evil and terrible is the
that I have received authoritative place to which he leads! (11:98).
evidence from my Lord and have been
[11:99.] They are condemned in this world and
granted a noble gift from Him? I do not in the life to come. Evil is the gift and
want to oppose or ignore what I have
the recipient! (11:99)
prohibited you not to do. I only intend [11:100.] Such were the stories of the
to reform you as much as I can. My nations of the past which We tell to you,
success is in the hands of God. I trust
(Muhammad).
Him and turn to Him in repentance. [11:101.] Some of them were destroyed
(11:88) and some of them have survived
[11:89.] My people, do not let your opposition to
(11:100). We were not unjust to them
me lead you to commit sins or make but they were unjust to themselves. The
you suffer what the people of Noah, idols which they worshipped instead of
Hud, and Salih suffered. Remember that
God were of no help to them when Our
the people of Lot were destroyed not decree came to pass. The idols only
very long ago (11:89). brought about their destruction.
[11:90.] Seek forgiveness from your Lord and
(11:101)
turn to Him in repentance. My Lord is [11:102.] Thus was the punishment of
certainly All-merciful and Loving." your Lord when He punished the unjust
(11:90)
people of the towns. The punishment of
[11:91.] They said, "Shu'ayb, we do not your Lord is certainly severe. (11:102)
understand much of what you say, but [11:103.] In this there is, certainly, a
we know that you are weak among us.
lesson for those who fear the torment of
Had it not been for our respect of your the next life in which all people will be
tribe, we would have stoned you to
gathered together (11:103)
death; you are not very dear to us"
[11:104.] during a single day. We have
(11:91). deferred this day for an appointed time.
[11:92.] He asked them, "My people, is my tribe
(11:104)
more respectable to you than God
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[11:105.] On the Day of Judgment no for a few, whom we saved from


one will speak without the permission destruction, to prevent people from
of God. Some will be condemned and committing evil in the land? The unjust
others blessed (11:105). among them indulged in worldly
[11:106.] The condemned ones will live pleasures and so became guilty.
in hell fire, sighing and groaning (11:116)
(11:106) [11:117.] Your Lord would not have
[11:107.] for as long as the heavens and destroyed those people (of the towns)
the earth exist, unless your Lord decides for their injustice if they had tried to
otherwise. Your Lord will certainly reform themselves (11:117).
accomplish whatever He wants. [11:118.] Had your Lord wanted, He
(11:107) would have made all people one united
[11:108.] The blessed ones will live in nation. They still have different beliefs
Paradise as long as the heavens and the (11:118)
earth exist, unless your Lord decides to [11:119.] except those upon whom God
grant endless rewards to whomever He has granted His mercy. God has created
wants (11:108). them to receive mercy. The decree of
[11:109.] Have no doubt that these your Lord that He will fill hell with
people worship (idols). both jinn and human beings has already
[11:110.] They worship what their been ordained. (11:119)
fathers had worshipped before them. [11:120.] (Muhammad), We tell you all
We will give them the exact the stories of the Messengers which will
recompense that they deserve. (11:109) strengthen your heart. In the Quran We
[11:111.] We gave the Book to Moses have revealed the Truth to you with
but people had different views about it. good advice and reminders for the
Had the Word of your Lord not been faithful ones (11:120).
already ordained, He would have settled [11:121.] Tell the unbelievers, "Do as
their differences (there and then). you wish and I will do as I believe
[11:112.] They are still in doubt about (11:121).
this (11:110). God will certainly [11:122.] Wait, and I, too, will be
recompense everyone according to their waiting with you." (11:122)
deeds; He knows well all that you do. [11:123.] To God belongs the knowledge
(11:111) (Muhammad), be steadfast (in of the unseen in the heavens and the
your faith) just as you have been earth and to Him do all affairs return.
commanded. Those who have turned to Worship Him and trust Him. Your Lord
God in repentance with you, should also is not unaware of what you do. (11:123)
be steadfast in their faith. Do not
indulge in rebellion. God is certainly
aware of what you do (11:112).
[11:113.] Do not be inclined towards the
unjust ones lest you will be afflicted by JOSEPH (12) (yusef)
the hell fire. Besides God, no one can
be your protector nor will anyone be Number of Verses: 111
able to help you. (11:113)
[11:114.] Say your prayers in the In the Name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful
morning, the last portion of the day, and
at the beginning of the night. Good [12:1.] Alif. Lam. Ra. These are the verses of
deeds do away with the bad deeds. This the illustrious Book (12:1).
is a reminder for those who take heed [12:2.] We have revealed it in the Arabic
(11:114). language so that you (people) would
[11:115.] Exercise patience; God does understand it. (12:2)
not ignore the reward of those who do [12:3.] In revealing this Quran to you, We tell
good. (11:115) you the best of the stories of which you
[11:116.] Why were there no people of were unaware. (12:3)
understanding among those people of
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[12:4.] When Joseph said, "Father, in my not recognize him, he would remind
dream I saw eleven stars, the sun and them of all this. (12:15)
the moon prostrating before me," (12:4) [12:16.] In the evening they returned to their
[12:5.] his father said, "My son, do not tell your father weeping (12:16)
dream to your brothers lest they plot [12:17.] and saying, "Father, we went playing
against you; satan is the sworn enemy and left Joseph with our belongings. A
of man (12:5). wild-beast came and devoured him. We
[12:6.] Thus, your Lord will select you, teach realize that you will not believe us even
you the interpretation of dreams, and though we are telling the truth" (12:17).
grant His favors to you and the family [12:18.] They presented him with a shirt stained
of Jacob, just as He granted His favors with false blood. Jacob said, "Your
to your fathers, Abraham and Isaac. souls have tempted you in this matter.
Your Lord is certainly All-knowing and Let us be patient and beg assistance
All-wise." (12:6) from God if what you say is true."
(12:18)
[12:19.] A caravan came by and sent their water
carrier out to the well. When he drew
[12:7.] In the story of Joseph and his brothers, out Joseph in his bucket, he shouted,
there is evidence (of the truth) for those "Glad news, a young boy!" The people
of the caravan hid him amongst their
who seek to know (12:7).
[12:8.] Joseph's brothers said to one another, belongings. God knows well what they
"There is no doubt that Joseph and his do. (12:19)
[12:20.] In selling him they asked for a very
brother are more loved by our father,
even though we are all his offspring. He small price and even then no one
(our father) is certainly in manifest wanted to buy him (12:20).
[12:21.] The Egyptian who bought him said to
error." (12:8)
[12:9.] Some of them suggested, "Let us kill his wife, "Be kind to him, perhaps he
Joseph or leave him somewhere far will be of some benefit to us or we may
adopt him."
away from the presence of our father.
Only then shall we receive equal
treatment and thereafter can become Thus, We settled Joseph in the land so
righteous people" (12:9). that We could teach him the
[12:10.] One of them said, "Do not kill Joseph, interpretation of dreams. God has full
but if you must, throw him into a dark control over His affairs but most people
well so that perhaps some caravan will do not know. (12:21)
take him away." (12:10)
[12:11.] Then they asked their father, "Why do [12:22.] When he attained maturity, God gave
you not trust us with Joseph? We are his him strength, wisdom and knowledge.
well-wishers (12:11). Thus, do We reward those who do
[12:12.] Send him with us tomorrow to play with good. (12:22)
us and enjoy himself. We shall carefully [12:23.] His master's wife then tried to seduce
protect him" (12:12). him. She locked the doors and said to
[12:13.] Jacob replied, "I shall be grieved if you him, "Come on." He said, "I seek refuge
take him with you; I fear that some in God who has given me a good place
wild-beast will harm him in your of shelter. The unjust will certainly have
absence." (12:13) no happiness." (12:23)
[12:14.] They said, "If some wild-beast would [12:24.] She was determined to have him and
be able to harm him, despite the were it not for his faith in God, he
presence of our strong group, it would would certainly have yielded to her.
certainly be a great loss to us!" (12:14) Thus did We protect him from evil and
[12:15.] When they took Joseph with them, they indecency. He was certainly one of Our
agreed to throw him into the well. We sincere servants (12:24).
revealed to Joseph that (sometime) in [12:25.] She chased him to the door, grabbed
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Suddenly, they were face to face with [12:34.] His Lord heard his prayers and
her husband. protected him from their guile; He is
All-hearing and All-knowing. (12:34)
(Looking accusingly at Joseph) she [12:35.] Even after Joseph had been found
asked her husband, "What punishment innocent of any crime, the King and his
is more fitting for those who have evil people decided to imprison him for an
desires towards your household other appointed time (so that people would
than imprisonment and painful forget the incident). (12:35)
torment?" (12:25) [12:36.] Two young men were also sent to serve
prison sentences (for different reasons).
One of them said, "I had a dream in
[12:26.] Joseph said, "It was she who tried to
seduce me." Someone from the which I was brewing wine." The other
household in confirmation of Joseph's one said, "In my dream I was carrying
some bread on my head and birds were
statement said, "If his shirt it torn from
the front, she has spoken the truth and eating that bread." They asked Joseph if
he is lying, (12:26) he would interpret their dreams. They
said, "We believe you to be a righteous
[12:27.] but if his shirt is torn from behind, she
is lying and he is speaking the truth." person." (12:36)
(12:27) [12:37.] (Joseph) said, "To prove that my
interpretation of your dream is true, I
[12:28.] When the master saw that Joseph's shirt
was torn from behind, he told his wife, can tell you what kind of food you will
"This is some of your womanly guile in receive even before it comes to you. My
Lord has given me such talents. I have
which you are certainly skillful (12:28).
[12:29.] Joseph, stay away from such affairs and given up the tradition of the people who
you, woman, ask forgiveness for your do not believe in God and the Day of
Judgment (12:37)
sin; the guilt is yours." (12:29)
[12:30.] Some of the women in the town started [12:38.] and I have embraced the religion of my
to gossip saying, "The King's wife has fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. We
are not supposed to consider anything
tried to seduce her servant and has
fallen madly in love with him. We think equal to God. This is part of God's
blessing to us and the people, but most
that she is in manifest error" (12:30).
[12:31.] When she heard their gossiping, she people do not give thanks. (12:38)
invited them to her house for a banquet [12:39.] "My fellow-prisoners can many
different masters be considered better
and gave a knife to each of them.
than One All-dominant God? (12:39).
[12:40.] What you worship instead of God are
Then she told Joseph to appear before no more than empty names that you and
them. When they saw Joseph, they were your fathers have given to certain
so amazed that they cut their hands and things. God has not given any authority
said, "Goodness gracious! He is not a to such names. Judgment belongs to no
mortal but is a charming angel!" one but God. He has commanded you to
(12:31). worship nothing but Him. This is the
only true religion, but most people do
[12:32.] She said, "This is the one on whose not know. (12:40)
account you subjected me to all this [12:41.] "Fellow-prisoners, your dreams tell that
blame. I tried to seduce him but he one of you will serve wine to his master
abstained. If he does not yield to me, I and the other will be crucified and his
shall order him to be locked up in head consumed by the birds. Judgment
prison to make him humble." (12:32) has already been passed about the
[12:33.] Joseph said, "Lord, prison is dearer to meaning of the dreams that you asked
me than that which women want me to about." (12:41)
do. Unless You protect me from their [12:42.] Joseph asked the one, whom he knew
guile, I shall be attracted to them in my would not be executed, to mention his
ignorance" (12:33). case to his Lord. Satan caused that man
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Thus, Joseph remained in prison for God does not grant success to the
some years. (12:42) efforts of disloyal people. (12:52)
[12:43.] (Sometimes later), the King dreamt that [12:53.] "I do not think that I am free from
seven lean cows were eating seven fat weakness; all human souls are
ones and that there were seven green susceptible to evil except for those to
ears of corn and seven dry ones. He whom my Lord has granted mercy. My
asked the nobles to tell him the meaning Lord is certainly All-forgiving and All-
of his dream if they were able to merciful." (12:53)
(12:43). [12:54.] The King ordered his men to bring
[12:44.] They replied, "It is a confused dream Joseph before him. He wanted to grant
and we do not know the meaning of him a high office. The King said to
such dreams." (12:44) Joseph, "From now on you will be an
[12:45.] The man who was in prison with Joseph honored and trusted person among us"
and who was released, recalled after so (12:54).
many years Joseph's (ability to interpret [12:55.] Joseph said, "Put me in charge of the
dreams) and said, "I can tell you the treasuries of the land. I know how to
meaning of this dream if you allow me manage them." (12:55)
to go (to the prison and ask the man [12:56.] Thus, We settled Joseph in the land to
who knows the meanings of dreams)." live wherever he wanted. We grant a
(12:45) due share of Our mercy to whomever
[12:46.] (He went to the prison) and said to We want and We do not ignore the
Joseph, "You are a man of truth. Would reward of the righteous ones (12:56).
you tell me the meaning of a dream in [12:57.] The reward in the next life is certainly
which seven fat cows eat up seven lean better for the faithful ones who have
ones and the meaning of seven green observed piety in this life. (12:57)
ears of corn and seven dry ones? I hope [12:58.] Joseph's brothers came to him. When
you can tell me the right meaning and they entered his court, he recognized
save people from confusion." (12:46) them. They did not know him (12:58).
[12:47.] (Joseph) said, "Cultivate your lands for [12:59.] When he had furnished them with
seven years as usual and preserve the provisions, he said, "Next time, bring
produce with its ears each year except me your other brother from your father.
the little amount that you will consume As you can see, I give each of you a
(12:47). certain amount of grain; I am a polite
[12:48.] After this will ensue seven years of host (12:59).
famine in which all the grain that you [12:60.] If you do not bring him, do not come to
have stored will be consumed except a us for we shall not give you any more
small quantity (12:48). grain." (12:60)
[12:49.] Then there will be a year with plenty of [12:61.] Joseph's brothers said, "We shall try to
rain and people will have sufficient influence his father to send him with us
milk and other produce." (12:49) and we shall be successful" (12:61).
[12:50.] The King ordered his people to bring [12:62.] Then Joseph told his people to put his
Joseph into his presence. When the brothers' money back into their bags so
messenger came to Joseph, he (Joseph) that perhaps they would recognize it,
said, "Ask your master about the when at home, and come back to Egypt
women who cut their hands. My Lord once again. (12:62)
knows all about their guile" (12:50). [12:63.] When they returned to their father, they
[12:51.] The King asked the women about their told him, "Father, (unless we take our
attempt to seduce Joseph. They replied, brother) they will refuse us one further
"God forbid! We do not know of any measure of grain. Send our brother with
bad in Joseph." The wife of the King us so that we can obtain that measure.
said, "Now the truth has come to light. We shall watch over him carefully"
It was I who tried to seduce Joseph. He (12:63).
is, certainly, a truthful man." (12:51) [12:64.] Jacob replied, "How can I trust you
[12:52.] (Joseph said), "This proves that I was after what happened to his brother
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His mercy is far greater than that of [12:74.] The Egyptians said, "What do you
others." (12:64) suggest should be the punishment for
[12:65.] When they opened their baggage, they the thief, if it is proved that you are
found that their money had been lying?" (12:74).
returned to them. They said, "Father, [12:75.] Joseph's brothers replied, "In whosoever
what more do we want? Our money has baggage it is found, that person will be
been given back to us. We can buy your bondsman. Thus is the punishment
more provisions with this for our of the unjust." (12:75)
family. We shall protect our brother and [12:76.] They searched their baggage before that
have one more camel load of grain of Joseph's real brother where at last
which is easy to get" (12:65). (Jacob) they found it. Thus, We showed Joseph
said, "I shall not send him with you how to plan this; he would not have
until you solemnly promise me before been able to take his brother under the
God to return him to me unless you are King's law unless God had wanted it to
prevented from doing so." be so. We give a high rank to whomever
[12:66.] When they gave their promise, he said, We want. Over every knowledgeable
"God is the Witness of what we have person is one more knowing. (12:76)
said" (12:66). [12:77.] (Joseph's) brothers said, "It's no wonder
[12:67.] Jacob then told his sons, "Do not enter that he steals; a brother of his had stolen
the town all together by a single gate, before him." Joseph noted their
but each of you enter separately. I remarks, but did not utter a word. He
cannot help you against (the decree of) said (to himself), "You are in a worse
God. Everyone's destiny is in His hands. position. God knows best what you
I put my trust in Him. Whoever needs a allege." (12:77)
trustee must put his trust in God." [12:78.] They said, "Noble Prince, his father is
(12:67) very old so please take one of us in his
[12:68.] Even though they entered the town as place. We believe that you are a
their father had told them, it would not righteous person" (12:78).
have been of any avail to them against [12:79.] He replied, "God forbid! How could I
the decree of God. It only served to take someone in place of the thief? In
satisfy Jacob's desire and judgment. He doing so I would be committing
was certainly well versed by Our injustice." (12:79)
instruction, but most people do not [12:80.] When they lost all hope (of convincing
know. (12:68) the Prince), they moved into a corner
[12:69.] When they entered Joseph's court, he whispering to each other. The eldest
gave lodging to his own brother among them said, "Do you not
(Benjamin) and said, "I am your remember that you had solemnly
brother. Do not feel sad about whatever promised our father to return Benjamin
they had done" (12:69). to him and that before this you had
[12:70.] When he had furnished them with broken your promise concerning
provisions, he placed the King's Joseph? I shall never leave this land
drinking cup in his own brother's until my father gives me permission or
baggage. Then someone shouted, God decides for me; He is the best
"People of the caravan, you are Judge. (12:80)
thieves!" (12:70) [12:81.] "Go to our father and tell him, 'Father,
[12:71.] Joseph's brothers turned around and your son committed theft. We say only
asked, "What is missing?" (12:71). what we have seen and we have no
[12:72.] They were told, "The King's drinking control over the unseen (12:81).
cup is missing and whoever brings it [12:82.] You can ask the people of the town
will receive a camel's load of grain. I where we were and the caravan we met
promise you that" (12:72). there. We are certainly telling the truth."
[12:73.] Joseph's brothers said, "We swear by (12:82)
God, as you know, that we have not [12:83.] (When he heard this), Jacob said, "Your
come to spread evil in the land and that souls have tempted you to make up the
we have not committed any theft." whole story. Let us be patient for
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me. God is certainly All-knowing and about God that which you do not
All-wise" (12:83). know?" (12:96)
[12:84.] (Jacob) turned away from them saying, [12:97.] They said, "Father, ask God to forgive
"Alas, Joseph is lost!" He wept our sins; we have certainly sinned"
continuously in his grief until, in (12:97).
suppressing his anger, his eyes turned [12:98.] He said, "I shall ask my Lord to forgive
white. (12:84) you; He is All-forgiving and All-
[12:85.] They said, "You are always merciful." (12:98)
remembering Joseph. By God, it will [12:99.] When they all came to Joseph, he
either make you sick or you will die" welcomed his parents and said, "Enter
(12:85). the town in peace, if God wants it to be
[12:86.] He replied, "I only complain of my so." (12:99)
sorrow and grief to God. I know about [12:100.] He raised his parents on the
God what you do not know (12:86). throne and they prostrated themselves
[12:87.] My sons, go and search for Joseph and before him (Joseph).
his brother and do not despair of
receiving comfort from God; only the He said, "This is the meaning of my
unbelievers despair of receiving dream which God has made come true.
comfort from Him." (12:87) He has granted me many favors. He set
[12:88.] When they entered Joseph's court, they me free from prison and brought you to
said, "Noble Prince, hardship has struck me from the desert after having ended
us and our people. We have come with the enmity which satan sowed between
a little money, so give us a measure of my brothers and I. My Lord is certainly
grain and be charitable to us. God will kind to whomever He wants. It is He
give the reward to those who give who is All-forgiving and All-wise.
charity" (12:88). (12:100)
[12:89.] Joseph asked them, "Do you know what
you did to Joseph and his brother in [12:101.] "My Lord, You have given me
your ignorance?" (12:89)
the kingdom and taught me the meaning
[12:90.] Then they inquired, "Are you Joseph?" of dreams. You are the Creator of the
He said, "Yes, I am Joseph and this is
heavens and the earth. You are my
my brother. God has indeed been Guardian in this world and in the life to
gracious to us. One who exercises come. Make me die as one who has
patience and observes piety should
submitted to the Will of God and unite
know that God does not ignore the me with the righteous ones." (12:101)
reward of the righteous ones." (12:90) [12:102.] This is some of the news of the
[12:91.] They said, "We swear by God that He
unseen which We reveal to you,
has given preference to you over us and (Muhammad). You were not with them
we have sinned" (12:91). when Joseph's brothers agreed on
[12:92.] (Joseph) said, "No one will blame you
devising their evil plans (12:102).
on this day. God will forgive you; He is [12:103.] However hard you try, most
more Merciful than others (12:92). people will not believe (12:103). You
[12:93.] Take my shirt and place it unto my
do not ask any reward for your
father's face. This will restore his eye- preaching (of Our guidance to them).
sight. Then bring the whole family to [12:104.] This (Quran) is a guide for the
me." (12:93)
people of the world (human beings and
[12:94.] When the caravan left the town, their jinn). (12:104)
father said, "I smell Joseph's scent. I [12:105.] There is much evidence (of the
hope that you will not accuse me of
existence of God) in the heavens and
senility" (12:94). the earth which they see, but ignore
[12:95.] His people said, "By God, you are still
(12:105).
making the same old error" (12:95).
[12:106.] Most of them do not believe in
[12:96.] When someone brought him the glad God; they are but pagans (12:106).
news, Joseph's shirt was placed on his
[12:107.] Do they feel safe from God's
face and his eye-sight was restored, he overwhelming torment or of the sudden
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approach of the Day of Judgment while perhaps you will be certain of your
they are unaware? (12:107) meeting with your Lord. (13:2)
[12:108.] (Muhammad), say, "This is my [13:3.] It is God who spread out the earth and
way. I and all my followers invite you fixed mountains and placed rivers
to God with proper understanding. God therein. He made a pair of every fruit
is most Glorious. I am not a pagan." and made the night cover the day. All
(12:108) this is evidence (of the existence of
[12:109.] The Messengers whom We God) for the people who think (13:3).
sent before you were mere men of the [13:4.] In the earth there are adjacent pieces of
people of the towns. We gave them land, vineyards, farms, date-palms of
revelations. Have they (the unbelievers) single and many roots which are all
not travelled sufficiently through the watered by the same water. We have
land to see how terrible the end was of made some yield a better food than
those who lived before. The next life is, others. All this is evidence (of the
certainly, better for the pious ones. Will existence of God) for the people who
you not then take heed? (12:109). understand. (13:4)
[12:110.] When at last the Messengers [13:5.] If there is anything to make you
lost all hope of achieving success in wonder, it would be the words of those
their task and thought that everyone had who say, "When we become dust, shall
called them liars, We gave them victory we be brought back to life again?" They
and saved whomever We chose to save. are disbelievers in their Lord and will
The guilty ones can not escape Our wear heavy fetters around their necks.
wrath. (12:110) They are the dwellers of the hell fire
[12:111.] In their story, there is a lesson wherein they will live forever (13:5).
for the people of understanding. It is not [13:6.] They ask you to bring upon them
a legend but a confirmation of what punishment before they ask you for
exists (in the Torah). mercy. Such punishments were already
brought upon the people who lived
It (the Quran) has details about before them. Your Lord, certainly, has
everything. It is a guide and mercy for forgiveness for the injustice of the
those who have faith. (12:111) people. He is also stern in His
retribution. (13:6)
[13:7.] The unbelievers say, "Why has God not
sent him, (Muhammad), some
miracles." (Muhammad), you are only a
THE THUNDER (13) (al-ra'd) warner. For every nation there is a
guide. (13:7)
Number of Verses: 43 [13:8.] God knows well what every female
conceives. He knows what the wombs
spoil and dispose of. In His plans
In the Name of God, the Beneficent, the everything has been designed
Merciful proportionately (13:8).
[13:9.] He knows all the unseen and seen. He is
[13:1.] Alif. Lam. Mim. Ra. These are the the most Great and High. (13:9)
verses of the Book. Whatever is [13:10.] It is all the same to Him whether you
revealed to you from your Lord is the speak in secret or out loud, try to hide in
Truth, but most people do not believe. the darkness of night or walk in the
(13:1) brightness of day (13:10).
[13:2.] God is the One Who raised the heavens [13:11.] Everyone is guarded and protected on
without a pillar as you can see. Then He all sides by the order of God. God does
established his control over the realm not change the condition of a nation
and made the sun and moon subservient unless it changes what is in its heart.
to Him. Each of them will remain in When God wants to punish a people,
motion for an appointed time. He there is no way to escape from it and no
regulates all affairs and explains the one besides God will protect them from
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[13:12.] It is God who flashes lightning to their dwelling will be hell, a terrible
frighten you and to give you hope. It is place to rest! (13:18)
He who forms the heavy clouds (13:12). [13:19.] Can a person, who knows that what is
[13:13.] Both the thunder and the angels glorify revealed to you from your Lord is the
Him and out of His fear always praise truth, be considered equal to a blind
Him. He sends down thunder-bolts to person? Only those who have
strike whomever He wants, while they understanding take heed (13:19).
are busy arguing about the existence of [13:20.] Those who fulfill their promise to and
God. His punishment is stern. (13:13) covenant with God, (13:20)
[13:14.] Prayer to Him is the true prayer. Those [13:21.] who maintain all the proper relations
to whom they pray instead of God will that God has commanded them to
answer none of their prayers. It is as maintain, who have fear of their Lord
though one stretches his hands out to and the hardships of the Day of
the water that can never reach his Judgment, (13:21)
mouth. The prayers of the unbelievers [13:22.] who exercise patience to gain God's
will get nowhere (13:14). pleasure, who are steadfast in prayer,
[13:15.] All in the heavens and the earth who spend for the cause of God
prostrate themselves before God, either privately and in public, and who keep
of their own free will or by force, just as away evil with good will have a blissful
do their shadows in the mornings and end. (13:22)
evenings. (13:15) [13:23.] They will be admitted to the gardens of
[13:16.] (Muhammad), ask them, "Who is the Eden wherein they will live forever
Lord of the heavens and the earth?" with their righteous fathers, spouses,
Say, "It is God." Ask them, "Why then and offspring. The angels will come to
have you taken guardians other than them through every gate (13:23)
God when such guardians can neither [13:24.] saying, "Peace be with you for all that
benefit nor harm themselves?" Ask you have patiently endured. Blessed is
them, "Are the seeing and the blind the reward of Paradise." (13:24)
equal? Is light equal to darkness?" Do [13:25.] Those who disregard their covenant
they consider that their idols have with God after He has taken such a
created anything like that of God, thus, pledge from them, who sever the proper
both creations appear to them to be relations that God has commanded them
alike?" Say, "God alone is the Creator to establish, and those who spread evil
of all things and He is the One, the All- in the land will have God's
Dominant." (13:16) condemnation instead of reward and
[13:17.] When God sends down water from the will face the most terrible end. (13:25)
sky and floods run through the valleys, [13:26.] God gives abundant sustenance to
certain quantities of foam rise on the whomever He wants and determines
surface of the flood water. This is everyone's destiny. Some people are
similar to that foam which rises when very happy with the worldly life.
you expose something to the heat of a Compared to the life to come it is only a
fire to manufacture ornaments or for temporary means. (13:26)
other reasons. To God Truth and [13:27.] The unbelievers say, "Why have not
falsehood are like these examples. The some miracles been sent to him,
foam disappears but what is profitable (Muhammad), from his Lord." Say,
to the human being stays in the land. "God causes whomever He wants to go
Thus, does God coin His parables. astray and He guides those who turn to
(13:17) Him in repentance (13:27)
[13:18.] Those who answer the call of their Lord [13:28.] and the faithful ones whose hearts are
will receive good rewards. Whatever comforted by the remembrance of God.
those who have not answered the call of Remembrance of God certainly brings
their Lord offer to redeem themselves, comfort to all hearts (13:28).
even if they offer double the wealth of [13:29.] The righteously striving believers will
the whole earth, will not be accepted. receive abundant blessings and the best
They will face a terrible reckoning and eternal dwelling. (13:29)

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[13:30.] We have sent you to a nation before [13:37.] The People of the Book are happy with
whom there lived many nations so that what has been revealed to you. Among
you would read to them what We have the different parties, there are some who
revealed to you. They still deny the dislike part of what has been revealed to
existence of the Beneficent God. Say, you. (Muhammad), tell them, "I have
"He is my Lord besides whom there is been commanded to worship God alone,
no other God. I trust Him and turn to not to consider anything equal to Him.
Him in repentance." (13:30) To Him do I pray and to Him shall I
[13:31.] Even if the Quran would make return." (13:36)
mountains move, cut the earth into [13:38.] We revealed it (the Quran) as a code of
pieces and make the dead able to speak, conduct in the Arabic language.
(the unbelievers still would not believe). (Muhammad), if you follow their
desires after the knowledge has been
All affairs are in the hands of God. Do revealed to you, know that no one will
the believers still hope that they will be able to guard or protect you from the
believe? Had God wanted he could have wrath of God. (13:37)
guided the whole of mankind to the [13:39.] We sent Messengers before you
right path. The unbelievers will always (Muhammad) and gave them wives and
suffer afflictions that result from their offspring. No Messenger was to show
deeds or the affliction which occur near miracles without the permission of God
their homes, until God's promise of (13:38). For every event God has
punishing them will be fulfilled. God ordained His decree. God establishes or
does not disregard His promise. (13:31) effaces whatever He wants and with
Him is the original of the Book. (13:39)
[13:32.] (Muhammad), people have mocked the [13:40.] Whether We show them (the
unbelievers) to you facing the
Messengers who lived before you. I
gave a respite to the unbelievers (so that punishment with which We had
they would repent, but they did not). threatened them, or make you die first
(before its fulfillment), your duty is
Then I struck them with a terrible
retribution. (13:32) only to preach. It is up to Us to call
them to account (for their deeds)
[13:33.] (Can anyone be considered equal to) the
One who is the Guardian of every soul (13:40).
and the Watcher of what it has gained? [13:41.] Have they not considered that We have
taken over the land and reduced its
Yet, the unbelievers have considered
their idols equal to God. Say, "Name borders? It is God who issues the
the attributes of your idols. Are you irreversible decree and His reckoning is
swift. (13:41)
trying to tell God about something that
does not exist on the earth? Do you only [13:42.] Certain people who lived before plotted
mention empty names? evil plans but God is the Master of all
plans. He knows what every soul does.
[13:34.] Evil plans have attracted the unbelievers
and have misled them from the right The unbelievers will soon learn who
path. No one can guide those whom will achieve the blissful end. (13:42)
[13:43.] (Muhammad), the unbelievers say,
God has caused to go astray (13:33).
[13:35.] The unbelievers will face torment in "You are not a Messenger." Say, "God
this world and their punishment in the and those who have the knowledge of
the Book are sufficient witness (to my
life hereafter will be even greater. No
one can save them from the wrath of Prophethood)." (13:43)
God. (13:34)
[13:36.] The gardens which have been promised
to the pious have flowing streams,
everlasting fruits, and perpetual shade. ABRAHAM (14) (ibrahim)
Such is the blissful end of the pious, but
hell fire is the terrible end for the Number of Verses: 52
unbelievers. (13:35)
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[14:1.] Alif. Lam. Ra. A Book has been their mouths and said, "We do not
revealed to you, (Muhammad), so that, believe in whatever you preach and we
by the permission of their Lord, you are also doubtful and uncertain about
would be able to lead people from that to which you invite us." (14:9)
darkness into light along the path of the
Majestic, Praised One. (14:1)
[14:2.] To God belongs whatever is in the
heavens and the earth. Woe to the [14:10.] The Messengers asked them, "Could
disbelievers; they will face the most
there be any doubt about the existence
severe punishment! (14:2). of God who has created the heavens and
[14:3.] It is they who have given preference to
the earth? He calls you to Himself to
the worldly life over the life to come. forgive your sins. He gives you respite
They create obstacles in the way that only until the appointed time." They
leads to God and try to make it seem
said, "You are mere mortals like us.
crooked. They are in manifest error. What you want is to prevent us from
(14:3) worshipping that which our fathers
[14:4.] All the Messengers that We sent spoke
worshipped. Show us clear proof (if
the language of their people so that they what you say is true)." (14:10)
could explain (their message to them). [14:11.] The Messengers replied, "We are
certainly mere mortals like you, but
God guides or causes to go astray God bestows His favors on whichever
whomever He wants. He is Majestic and of His servants He wants. We can not
All-wise. (14:4) bring you authority without the
permission of God. The faithful should
[14:5.] We sent Moses and gave him miracles trust in God alone (14:11).
in order to lead his people from [14:12.] Why should we not trust in God when
darkness into light and to remind them He has shown us the right way? We
of the days of God. In this there is shall exercise patience against the
evidence (of the truth) for those who troubles with which you afflict us.
exercise patience and give thanks. Whoever needs a trustee should trust in
(14:5) God." (14:12)
[14:6.] Moses told his people, "Remember the [14:13.] The disbelievers told the Messengers,
favors that God granted you when He "We shall expel you from our land
saved you from the people of the unless you revert to our religion." Their
Pharaoh who had punished you in the Lord then sent them (the messengers) a
worst manner by murdering your sons revelation, "We have decided to destroy
and keeping your women alive. It was a the unjust
great trial for you from your Lord. [14:14.] (14:13) and settle you in the land
(14:6) thereafter. This is for those who are
[14:7.] "Remember when your Lord said to afraid of Me and of My warning."
you, 'If you give thanks, I shall give you (14:14)
greater (favors), but if you deny the [14:15.] They prayed for victory and the haughty
Truth, know that My retribution is transgressors were defeated (14:15).
severe " (14:7). [14:16.] Thereafter they will face hell fire
[14:8.] Moses told his people, "If you and wherein they will drink boiling water
everyone on the earth turn to disbelief, (14:16).
know that God is Self-sufficient and [14:17.] As they sip the unpleasant water, death
Praiseworthy." (14:8) will approach them from all sides, but
[14:9.] Have you (believers) ever heard the they will never die. In addition to this,
news about those who lived before you, they will experience the most intense
like the people of Noah, Ad, Thamud, torment. (14:17)
and those who lived after them? No one [14:18.] The deeds of those who deny the
knows about them except God. existence of their Lord are like ashes
Messengers were sent to them with blown about by a strong wind on a
miracles, but they put their hands to stormy day. They will achieve nothing

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from their deeds. (What they have done) [14:29.] They will suffer in Hell. What a terrible
is a manifest error. (14:18) place to stay! (14:29).
[14:19.] Do you not realize that God has created [14:30.] To lead people astray, they claimed
the heavens and the earth for a genuine their idols were equal to God.
purpose (Muhammad), tell them, "Enjoy
[14:20.] (14:19) and that it is not at all difficult yourselves and know that the only place
for God to replace you with another for you to go will be hell fire." (14:30)
creature if He so wills? (14:20) [14:31.] Tell My believing servants to be
[14:21.] (On the Day of Judgment) everyone steadfast in prayer and to spend for the
will appear before God and those who cause of their Lord, both in private and
have been suppressed will say to their in public, out of what We have given
oppressors, "We were your followers, them. Let them do this before the
can you do anything to rescue us from coming of the day when there will be no
the torment of God?" They will reply, merchandising or friendship. (14:31)
"Had God guided us, we would also [14:32.] God is the One who created the heavens
have guided you. It makes no difference and the earth, sent down water from the
whether we cry for help or exercise sky by which He produced fruits for
patience; there is no escape for us." your sustenance, enabled you to use
(14:21) boats to sail on the sea, and placed the
[14:22.] When the decree of God is issued, satan rivers at your disposal, all by His
will say, "God's promise to you was command (14:32).
true, but I, too, made a promise to you [14:33.] He made the sun and moon, each
and disregarded it. I had no authority following its course, and the day and
over you. I just called you and you the night all subservient to you (14:33).
answered. Do not blame me but blame [14:34.] He has given you everything that you
yourselves. I cannot help you and you asked Him for. Had you wanted to
cannot help me. I did not agree with count the bounties of God, you would
your belief that I was equal to God." not have been able to do it. The human
The unjust will face a painful being is unjust and disbelieving. (14:34)
punishment. (14:22) [14:35.] (Muhammad), consider when Abraham
[14:23.] The righteously striving believers will prayed, "Lord, make this (Mecca) a
be admitted to the gardens wherein peaceful territory and save me and my
streams flow and they will live therein offspring from worshipping idols
forever, by the permission of their Lord. (14:35).
Their greeting to each other will be, [14:36.] Lord, the idols have misled many
"Peace be with you." (14:23) people. Whoever follows me is my
[14:24.] Consider (Muhammad) how God (in a friend. As for those who disobey, You
parable) compares the blessed Word to are certainly All-forgiving and All-
that of a blessed tree which has firm merciful. (14:36)
roots and branches rising up into the sky [14:37.] "Lord, I have settled some of my
(14:24) offspring in a barren valley near your
[14:25.] and yields fruits in every season, by the Sacred House so that they could be
permission of its Lord? God sets forth steadfast in prayer. Lord, fill the hearts
parables for people so that they may of the people with love for them and
take heed (14:25). produce fruits for their sustenance so
[14:26.] An evil word is compared to an evil tree that they may give thanks (14:37).
with no firm roots in the land and thus [14:38.] Lord, You know all that we conceal or
has no stability. (14:26) reveal. Nothing in the heavens or the
[14:27.] God strengthens the faith of the earth is hidden from God (14:38).
believers by the true Words in this [14:39.] It is only God who deserves all praise. I
world and in the life to come. He causes praise Him for His giving me my sons
the unjust to go astray and does Ishmael and Isaac during my old age.
whatever He pleases. (14:27) My Lord, certainly, hears all prayers
[14:28.] Have you not seen those who changed (14:39).
the Word of God through disbelief and
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[14:40.] Lord, make me and my offspring


steadfast in prayer and accept our
worship (14:40). THE ROCKY TRACT (al-hijr) (15)
[14:41.] Lord, on the Day of Judgment, forgive
me and my parents and all the
believers." (14:41) Number of Verses: 99
[14:42.] (Muhammad), do not think that God is
unaware of what the unjust people do. In the Name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful
He only gives them a respite until the
day when the eyes will stare fixedly, [15:1.] Alif. Lam. Ra. These are the verses of
(14:42) the Book and the glorious Quran (15:1)
[14:43.] when people will hurry in fright, their .
heads raised, their eyes unable to look [15:2.] How strongly the unbelievers will wish
around, and their hearts stunned due to that they had been Muslims. (15:2)
the confusion (which will prevail on [15:3.] (Muhammad), leave them alone to eat
that Day). (14:43) and enjoy themselves and let their
[14:44.] (Muhammad), warn the people of the desires deceive them; they will soon
day when torment will approach them know (the Truth) (15:3).
and the unjust will say, "Lord, give us [15:4.] We never destroyed any town without
respite for a little time so that we may pre-ordaining the fate of its people
answer your call and follow the (15:4).
Messengers." (The answer to their [15:5.] Every nation can only live for the time
prayer will be), "Did you not swear appointed for it. (15:5)
before that you would never perish? [15:6.] (The unbelievers have said), "You to
(14:44). whom the Quran has been revealed are
[14:45.] You lived in the dwellings of those who insane (15:6).
wronged themselves, even though it [15:7.] Why do you not bring down the angels
was made clear to you how We dealt if what you say is true" (15:7).
with them. We also showed you [15:8.] We do not send down angels except for
examples." (14:45) a genuine purpose, at which time none
[14:46.] They devised evil plans which were so will be given any further respite (15:8).
sinful that even the mountains could not [15:9.] We Ourselves have revealed the Quran
endure them. All these were known to and We are its Protectors. (15:9)
God (14:46). [15:10.] We sent Messengers to the ancient
[14:47.] You must not even think that God will people who lived before you (15:10).
disregard His promise to His [15:11.] No Messenger went to them whom they
messengers. God is Majestic and did not mock (15:11).
Revengeful. (14:47) [15:12.] This is how We cause the hearts of the
[14:48.] On the day when the earth and the guilty ones to behave (15:12).
heavens will be replaced by another [15:13.] They do not believe in the Truth and
earth and heavens and everyone will be they exactly follow the tradition of the
brought before the One Almighty God, ancient (unbelievers) (15:13)
(14:48) [15:14.] Had We opened a door for them in the
[14:49.] you will see the guilty ones bound in sky through which they could easily
chains, (14:49) pass, (15:14)
[14:50.] with garments of pitch and faces [15:15.] they would have said, "Our eyes are
covered by fire (14:50). bewildered and we have been affected
[14:51.] This is how God will recompense each by magic." (15:15)
soul for its deeds. God's reckoning is [15:16.] We have made constellations in the sky
swift. (14:51) and decorated them for the onlookers
[14:52.] This is an admonition for the people (15:16).
that they will be warned and know that [15:17.] We have protected them from every
He is the only God, and so that the condemned devil, (15:17)
people of understanding may take heed. [15:18.] except for those who stealthily try to
(14:52) listen to the heavens, but who are
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[15:19.] We have spread out the earth, fixed [15:41.] God said, "The path which leads to Me
mountains thereupon and caused is a straight (15:41)
everything to grow to its proper weight [15:42.] and you have no authority over My
(15:19) servants except the erring ones who
[15:20.] to provide you and those for whose follow you (15:42).
sustenance you are not responsible, with [15:43.] Hell is the promised place for them all
the necessities of life. (15:20) (15:43).
[15:21.] With Us is the source of everything and [15:44.] It has seven gates and each gate is
We do not send it down except in a assigned for a certain group of people.
known quantity. (15:21) (15:44)
[15:22.] We send impregnating winds and send [15:45.] The pious will live in gardens with
down water from the sky for you to streams (15:45)
drink and you have no (control over its) [15:46.] and they will be told to enter there in
storage (15:22). peace and safety (15:46).
[15:23.] It is We who give life and cause things [15:47.] We shall remove all hatred from their
to die and We are the sole Heirs breasts and make them as brothers
(15:23). reclining on thrones facing one another
[15:24.] We know the people who lived before (15:47).
you and those who will come into [15:48.] No fatigue will touch them nor will they
existence after you (15:24). be expelled therefrom." (15:48)
[15:25.] Your Lord will resurrect them all; He is [15:49.] (Muhammad), tell My servants that I
All-wise and All-knowing (15:25). am All-forgiving and All-merciful
[15:26.] We have created the human being out of (15:49)
pure mud-moulded clay (15:26) [15:50.] and that My punishment is a painful
[15:27.] and the jinn before (the human being) one. (15:50)
of smokeless fire. (15:27) [15:51.] Tell them about the guests of Abraham
[15:28.] When your Lord said to the angels, "I (15:51)
will create the human being out of pure [15:52.] who came to him saying, "Peace be
mud-moulded clay (15:28). with you." Abraham said, "We are
[15:29.] When it is properly shaped and I have afraid of you" (15:52).
blown My Spirit into it, you should then [15:53.] They replied, "Do not be afraid. We
bow down in prostration" (15:29). have brought you the glad news of (the
[15:30.] All the angels prostrated before Adam birth) of a learned son" (15:53).
(15:30) [15:54.] Abraham asked, "Are you giving me the
[15:31.] except Iblis who refused to join with the glad news of a son in my old age? What
others in prostration. (15:31) reason can you give for such glad
[15:32.] God asked Iblis, "What made you not news?" (15:54)
join the others in prostration?" (15:32). [15:55.] They said, "We have given you the glad
[15:33.] Iblis replied, "I did not want to prostrate news for a true reason so do not
before a human being whom You have despair" (15:55).
created out of mud-moulded clay" [15:56.] He said, "No one despairs of the mercy
(15:33). of his Lord except those who are in
[15:34.] God told him, "Get out of the garden; error (15:56).
you are rejected (15:34) [15:57.] Messengers, what is your task?"
[15:35.] and will be subjected to condemnation (15:57).
until the Day of Judgment." (15:35) [15:58.] They said, "We are sent to a sinful
[15:36.] Iblis prayed, "Lord, grant me respite people (15:58).
until the Day of Judgment" (15:36). [15:59.] Only the family of Lot will all be saved,
[15:37.] The Lord said, "Your request is granted (15:59)
(15:37) [15:60.] except his wife who is doomed to be
[15:38.] for an appointed time." (15:38) left behind." (15:60)
[15:39.] Iblis said, "Lord, because you have [15:61.] When the Messengers came to the
caused me to go astray, I shall make family of Lot, (15:61)
earthly things attractive to (people) and [15:62.] he said, "You seem to be strangers"
mislead all of them (15:39) (15:62).
[15:40.] except Your sincere servants" (15:40).

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[15:63.] They replied, "We have come to you will certainly approach, so
about the matter which the (unbelievers) (Muhammad) forgive them graciously
have rejected (15:63). (15:85).
[15:64.] We have come to you for a genuine [15:86.] Your Lord is certainly the All-knowing
purpose and We are true in what we say Creator. (15:86)
(15:64). [15:87.] (Muhammad), We have given you the
[15:65.] Leave the town with your family seven most repeated (verses) and the
sometime during the night. Walk behind great Quran (15:87).
them and let no one turn around. [15:88.] Do not yearn for other people's property
Proceed as you are commanded." and wives and do not grieve (that they
(15:65) do not believe).
[15:66.] We informed him that the unbelievers [15:89.] Be kind to the believers (15:88). Say,
would be utterly destroyed (15:66). "Indeed, I am simply one who warns."
[15:67.] The people of the town rejoicingly (15:89)
(15:67) [15:90.] (We have given you the Quran) as We
[15:68.] rushed towards the house of Lot. Lot had given (the Bible) to those who
said to them, "These are my guests. Do divided themselves into groups (15:90)
not disgrace me (15:68). [15:91.] and also divided the Quran believing in
[15:69.] Have fear of God and do not humiliate some parts and rejecting others (15:91).
me" (15:69). [15:92.] By the Lord, We will hold them all
[15:70.] They replied, "Did we not forbid you to responsible (15:92)
bring anyone to your house?" (15:70). [15:93.] for what they have done (15:93).
[15:71.] Lot said, "These are my daughters if [15:94.] Preach what you have been commanded
you want them." (15:71) to and stay away from the pagans.
[15:72.] By your life! In their drunkenness they (15:94)
were truly blind (15:72). [15:95.] We shall help you against those who
[15:73.] An explosion struck them at sunrise mock you (15:95)
(15:73). [15:96.] and believe other things to be equal to
[15:74.] We turned the town upside-down and God. They will soon know the truth
showered on them lumps of baked clay (15:96).
(15:74). [15:97.] We certainly know that you feel sad
[15:75.] In this there is evidence (of the Truth) about what they say against you
for the prudent ones. (15:75) (15:97).
[15:76.] That town lies on a road which still [15:98.] Glorify and praise your Lord and be
exists (15:76). with those who prostrate themselves
[15:77.] In this there is evidence (of the Truth) before God (15:98).
for the believers. (15:77) [15:99.] Worship your Lord until you achieve
[15:78.] Since the People of the Forest were the ultimate certainty. (15:99)
unjust, (15:78)
[15:79.] We afflicted them with punishment.
Both people had clear (divine) authority
among them. (15:79)
[15:80.] People of Hijr rejected the Messengers THE BEE (16) (al-nahl)
(15:80).
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ignored them (15:81).
[15:82.] They would carve secure houses out of In the Name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful
the mountains (15:82).
[15:83.] An explosion struck them in the [16:1.] God's help will certainly support (the
morning (15:83). believers), so pagans do not (seek) to
[15:84.] Out of what they had gained, nothing hasten it. God is too Glorious and
proved to be of any benefit to them. Exalted to be considered equal to idols.
(15:84) (16:1)
[15:85.] We have created the heavens and the [16:2.] He sends the angels with the Spirit to
earth and all that is between them, for a carry His orders to whichever of His
genuine purpose. The Day of Judgment servants He wants so that they would

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warn people that He is the only God and and roads so that you will find your way
that people must have fear of Him (16:15).
(16:2). [16:16.] The stars and other signs also help
[16:3.] He has created the heavens and the people to find their way. (16:16)
earth for a genuine purpose. He is too [16:17.] Is the One who can create equal to the
Exalted to be considered equal to one who cannot create anything? Why,
anything else. (16:3) then, will you not consider? (16:17).
[16:4.] He created the human being from a drop [16:18.] Even if you wanted to count up all of
of fluid but the human being openly God's blessings, you would not be able
disputes His Word (16:4). to. God is All-forgiving and All-
[16:5.] He created cattle which provide you merciful (16:18).
with clothes, food, and other benefits [16:19.] God knows all that you conceal or
(16:5). reveal. (16:19)
[16:6.] How beautiful you find them when you [16:20.] Whatever (idols) they worship besides
bring them home and when you drive God can create nothing for they are
them out to graze (16:6). themselves created (16:20).
[16:7.] They carry your heavy loads to lands [16:21.] They are not living but are dead. They
which you would not have been able to can not know when they will be raised.
reach without great difficulty. Your (16:21)
Lord is certainly Compassionate and [16:22.] Your Lord is only One. The hearts of
All-Merciful (16:7). those who do not believe in the life
[16:8.] He created horses, mules, and donkeys hereafter dislike (the truth).
for you to ride and as a means of
beauty. He has also created things that They are puffed up with pride (16:22).
you do not know. (16:8)
[16:9.] Some paths lead away from God but
[16:23.] God certainly knows whatever you
one must follow the path that leads to conceal or reveal. He does not love the
God. Had God wanted, He could have proud ones (16:23).
guided (all to the right path). (16:9)
[16:24.] When they are asked, "What has your
[16:10.] It is God who sends down water from Lord revealed to you?" they say, "Only
the sky for you to drink and produces
ancient legends" (16:24).
plants as pasture for your cattle (16:10). [16:25.] Besides their own burdens, on the Day
[16:11.] (With this water) He causes corn, of Judgment ,they will have to carry on
olives, palm-trees, vines, and all kinds
the burdens of those whom they have
of fruits to grow. In this there is misled without knowledge. How evil
evidence (of the existence of God) for that burden will be! (16:25)
the people of understanding. (16:11)
[16:26.] Those who went before them had also
[16:12.] God has made the day and the night, the devised evil plans. God demolished
sun and the moon, and all the stars their houses, destroying their very
subservient to you by His command. In
foundations. Their ceilings toppled on
this there is evidence of the truth for their heads and torment struck them
people of understanding. (16:12) from a direction which they had never
[16:13.] All that He has created for you on the
expected. (16:26)
earth are of different colors. In this [16:27.] God will humiliate them on the Day of
there is evidence of the Truth for the Judgment and ask them, "Where are the
people who take heed. (16:13)
idols which you had considered equal to
[16:14.] It is God who put the oceans at your Me and which were the cause of
disposal so that you could find therein hostility and animosity among you?"
fresh fish for food and ornaments with
The people who were given knowledge
which to deck yourselves with. You will will say, "It is the unbelievers who face
find ships that sail for you so that you
disgrace and trouble on this day."
may travel in search of the bounties of
(16:27)
God and give Him thanks. (16:14) [16:28.] The unjust, who will be seized by the
[16:15.] God has fixed the mountains on earth
angels, will submit themselves, obey,
lest you should be hurled away when it and say, "We were not evil-doers." But
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God certainly knows what they had certainly come true but many people do
been doing (16:28). not know (16:38).
[16:29.] They will be commanded to enter hell [16:39.] (Through the resurrection) God wants to
to live therein forever. How terrible will make a clear distinction between right
be the place of the proud ones! (16:29) and wrong and make the unbelievers
[16:30.] The pious ones will be asked, "What did know that they were liars. (16:39)
your Lord reveal to you?" They will [16:40.] When We want to bring something into
reply, "He revealed only good." The existence, Our command is, "Exist,"
share of the righteous ones is virtue in and it comes into existence. (16:40)
this world and greater virtue in the life [16:41.] God settles those who leave their homes
to come. How blessed will be the for His cause after having suffered
dwelling of the pious ones! (16:30) injustice, in a prosperous dwelling in
[16:31.] They will be admitted into the gardens this life and greater rewards will be
of Eden wherein steams flow and they theirs in the life to come. Would that
will have therein whatever they want. they knew this (16:41).
This is how God will reward the pious [16:42.] (It is they) who have exercised patience
ones (16:31). and trust in their Lord. (16:42)
[16:32.] They will be received by the angels of [16:43.] The Messengers whom We sent before
mercy with the greeting, "Peace be with you were mere mortals to whom We
you. Enter Paradise as a reward for your had sent with miracles and revelations.
good deeds." (16:32) Ask those who know about the
[16:33.] Are they (the disbelievers) waiting for heavenly Books if you do not know
the angels and the decree of your Lord about this (16:43).
to be fulfilled before they believe? The [16:44.] We have revealed the Quran to you so
people who lived before them had also that you could tell the people what has
done the same thing. God did not do been revealed to them and so that
injustice to them, but they wronged perhaps they will think. (16:44)
themselves (16:33). [16:45.] Can they who have devised evil plans
[16:34.] The evil consequences of their deeds expect to be safe from the command of
afflicted them and they were surrounded God to the earth to swallow them up, or
by what they had mocked. (16:34) from a torment which might strike them
[16:35.] The pagans had said, "Had God wanted from an unexpected direction? (16:45).
we would not have worshipped [16:46.] Are they confident that God will not
anything other than Him, nor would our seize them while they are on a journey?
fathers. We would not have forbidden They will not be able to escape from
anything without (a command from) God (16:46).
Him." The same thing was said by the [16:47.] Are they confident that God will not
people who lived before them. Are the slowly destroy them? Your Lord is
Messengers expected to do more than Compassionate and All-merciful.
just preach? (16:35) (16:47)
[16:36.] To every nation We sent a Messenger [16:48.] Can they not see that the shadows of
who told its people, "Worship God and whatever God has created turn to the
stay away from satan." Some of them right and to the left in prostration and
were guided by God and others were submission to Him? (16:48).
doomed to go astray. Travel through the [16:49.] Whatever is in the heavens and the
land and see how terrible was the end earth, the cattle and the angels prostrate
for those who rejected the truth! (16:36) themselves before God without pride
[16:37.] (Muhammad), even though you have a (16:49).
strong desire to guide them, be sure that [16:50.] They (angels) have fear of their Lord
God will not guide those who have gone above them and fulfill His commands.
astray and no one will be able to help (16:50)
them (16:37). [16:51.] God says, "Do not worship two gods.
[16:38.] They strongly swear by God that God There is only One God. Have fear of
will not bring the dead to life. God's Me" (16:51).
promise (of the Resurrection) will [16:52.] To Him belongs all that is in the
heavens and the earth. God's retribution

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is severe. Should you then have fear of [16:65.] God has sent down water from the sky
anyone other than God? (16:52) and has brought the dead earth to life. In
[16:53.] Whatever bounties you have are from this there is evidence (of the truth) for
God. When hardship befalls you, you those who listen (carefully). (16:65)
begin to cry out to Him (16:53). [16:66.] There is a lesson for you to learn
[16:54.] When He saves you from the hardship, concerning cattle. We provide pleasant
some of you start to believe in idols milk for you to drink within the delicate
(16:54). system of their veins and arteries
[16:55.] In the end you will reject Our bounties. (16:66).
Enjoy yourselves; you will soon know [16:67.] The fruit of palm trees and vines which
(the consequences of your deeds). provide you with sugar and delicious
(16:55) food also provide a lesson and evidence
[16:56.] They give to unknown images a share (of the Truth) for the people of
out of the sustenance that We gave understanding. (16:67)
them. By God, you will be questioned [16:68.] Your Lord inspired the bees, "Make
about that which you have falsely hives in the mountains, in the trees and
invented (16:56). in the trellises, (16:68)
[16:57.] They ascribe daughters to God, God is [16:69.] then eat of every fruit and follow the
too Exalted to have daughters, but they path of your Lord submissively." From
can have whatever they want. (16:57) out of their bellies comes a drink of
[16:58.] When the glad news of the birth of their different color in which there is a cure
daughter is brought to them, their faces for the human being. In this there is
turn gloomy and black with anger evidence (of the truth) for the people of
(16:58). understanding. (16:69)
[16:59.] They try to hide themselves from the [16:70.] God has created you and He causes you
people because of the disgrace of such to die. Some of you will grow to an
news. Will they keep their new born extremely old age and lose your
despite the disgrace or bury it alive? memory. God is All-knowing and
How sinful is their Judgment! (16:59) Almighty (16:70).
[16:60.] Those who do not believe in the life to [16:71.] God has made some of you richer than
come are evil examples. To God others. The rich ones do not have to
belongs all the exalted attributes; He is give away their property to their slaves
the Majestic and the All-wise (16:60). to make them equally rich. Do they
[16:61.] Was God to seize people immediately reject the bounties of God? (16:71)
for their injustice, no living creature [16:72.] God has created spouses for you from
would be left on earth. He gives them your own selves. He has created your
respite for an appointed time. When sons and grandsons from your spouses
their term is over, they will not be able and has given you pure things for your
to change the inevitable. (16:61) sustenance. Do they then believe in
[16:62.] They ascribe to God that which even falsehood and reject the bounties of
they themselves do not like and their God? (16:72).
lying tongues say that their end will be [16:73.] Do they worship things other than God
virtuous. Their share will certainly be which neither provide them with any
hell fire to which they are earnestly sustenance from the heavens and the
heading. (16:62) earth nor have the ability to do so?
[16:63.] By God, We sent (Messengers) to (16:73).
nations who lived before you. Satan [16:74.] Do not consider anything equal to God.
made their deeds seem attractive to God knows that which you do not
them and, on the Day of Judgment, know. (16:74)
satan will be their guardian. For them [16:75.] God tells a parable about a helpless
there will be a painful punishment. servant and one to whom He has given
(16:63) honorable provisions and who has spent
[16:64.] We have sent you the Book for no other for the cause of God privately and in
reason than to settle their differences public. Can these two people be
and to be a guide and mercy for those considered equal? It is only God who
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deserves all praise, but most people do But the idols will say, "They are liars."
not know (16:75). (16:86)
[16:76.] God tells a parable about two men. One [16:87.] (On the Day of Judgment) the
of them is dumb and useless and a disbelievers will submit themselves to
burden on his friend. Wherever he goes, God and whatever they had falsely
he returns with nothing. Can he be invented will disappear (16:87).
considered equal to the one who [16:88.] The disbelievers who had created
maintains justice and follows the right obstacles in the way leading to God will
path? (16:76) face manifold torments as a result of
[16:77.] To God belongs all the secrets of the their evil deeds. (16:88)
heavens and the earth. It only takes God [16:89.] On the day when We call a witness
a twinkling of an eye or even less to against every nation from their own
make it the Day of Judgment. God has people, We will call you, (Muhammad),
power over all things (16:77). as a witness against them all. We have
[16:78.] When God brought you out of your sent you the Book which clarifies all
mothers wombs, you knew nothing. He matters. It is a guide, a mercy, and glad
gave you ears, eyes, and hearts so that news to the Muslims. (16:89)
perhaps you would give Him thanks. [16:90.] God commands (people) to maintain
(16:78) justice, kindness, and proper relations
[16:79.] Have you not considered the free with their relatives. He forbids them to
movements of the birds high in the sky commit indecency, sin, and rebellion.
above? What keeps them aloft except God gives you advice so that perhaps
God? In this there is evidence (of the you will take heed (16:90).
truth) for the believing people (16:79). [16:91.] (He commands people) to keep their
[16:80.] God has made your house the place for established covenants with God, not to
you to rest. He has also made homes for disregard their firm oaths; they have
you out of the skins of cattle which are already appointed God as their
easy to carry along on a journey or at a Guarantor. God certainly knows what
camp. He has made wool, fur and the you do. (16:91)
hair of cattle a temporary means of [16:92.] Do not be like the lady behind the
enjoyment for you. (16:80) spinning wheel who has broken the yarn
[16:81.] God has provided shade for you out of by pulling it with unnecessary force.
what He has created and places of You must not consider your oaths as
retreat out of mountains. He has given means of deceit to benefit one party and
you garments to protect you from the incur loss upon the other. God tests
heat and cover your private parts. This your faith by your oaths. He will make
is how He perfects His bounties to you clear to you who was right and who was
so that perhaps you would submit to His wrong on the Day of Judgment. (16:92)
will. (16:81) [16:93.] Had God wanted, He would have made
[16:82.] (Muhammad), if they turn away, your you one single nation but He guides or
only duty is to clearly preach to them. causes to go astray whomever He
(16:82) wants. You will certainly be questioned
[16:83.] They recognize the bounties of God but about what you have done. (16:93)
they refuse them and most of them are [16:94.] Do not consider your oaths as a means
unbelievers (16:83). of deceit lest you damage the firmness
[16:84.] On the day when We will call a witness of your faith, suffer from evil by
from every nation, the disbelievers will creating obstacles in the way that leads
not be given permission for anything, to God, and incur a great torment upon
nor will they be allowed to seek yourselves (16:94).
solicitation. (16:84) [16:95.] Do not sell your covenant with God for
[16:85.] There will be no relief for them when a small price. The reward which you
the torment approaches the unjust nor will receive from God is better for you,
will they be given any respite (16:85). if only you knew it. (16:95)
[16:86.] When the idolators see their idols, they [16:96.] Whatever you possess is transient and
will say, "Lord, these are the idols whatever is with God is everlasting. We
whom we worshipped instead of you." will recompense those who exercise

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patience with their due reward and even [16:108.] God has sealed their hearts,
more (16:96). ears and eyes and they are not aware of
[16:97.] All righteously believing male or it (16:108).
female will be granted a blessed happy [16:109.] On the Day of Judgment they
life and will receive their due reward will certainly be lost. (16:109)
and more. (16:97) [16:110.] Those who left their homes for
[16:98.] (Muhammad), when you recite the the cause of God after they had been
Quran, seek refuge in God from the persecuted, strove hard for His cause
mischief of satan. (16:98) and exercised patience should know
[16:99.] Satan has certainly no authority over (even though they had verbally
the believers who have trust in their renounced their faith) that your Lord is
Lord (16:99). All-forgiving and All-merciful.
[16:100.] The only authority which he (16:110)
has is over his friends and those who [16:111.] On the Day of Judgment every
consider things equal to God. (16:100) soul shall try to defend itself and every
[16:101.] When God replaces one soul will be justly recompensed.
revelation with another, He knows best (16:111)
what to reveal. But they say, [16:112.] God tells a parable about a
"(Muhammad), you have falsely secure and peaceful town surrounded by
invented it." Most people are ignorant. abundant sustenance. Its inhabitants
(16:101) rejected the bounties of God and He
[16:102.] (Muhammad), say, "The Holy caused them to suffer hunger and fear as
Spirit has brought the Quran from your a result of their deeds (16:112).
Lord to you in all truth to strengthen the [16:113.] A Messenger from their own
faith of the believers and to be a guide people came to them and they called
and glad news for the Muslims" him a liar. Torment struck them because
(16:102). of their injustice. (16:113)
[16:103.] We know that they say a mere [16:114.] (People), consume the pure
mortal has taught it (the Quran) to him and lawful sustenance which God has
(Muhammad). given to you and thank God for his
bounty if you are His true worshippers
The language of the person whom they (16:114).
think has taught it to him is not Arabic. [16:115.] The only things which are
This (the Quran) is in illustrious Arabic. made unlawful for you are the flesh of
(16:103) dead animals, blood, pork and that
which is not consecrated with the Name
of God. But in an emergency, without
[16:104.] God will not guide those who
do not believe in His miracles. They the intention of transgression and
will suffer a painful punishment rebellion, (it is not an offense for one to
consume such things).
(16:104).
[16:105.] Those who do not believe in
the miracles of God invent lies and they God is certainly All-forgiving and All-
are liars. (16:105) merciful. (16:115)
[16:106.] No one verbally denounces his
faith in God - unless he is forced - but [16:116.] (Unbelievers), do not follow
his heart is confident about his faith. whatever your lying tongues may tell
But those whose breasts have become you is lawful or unlawful to invent lies
open to disbelief will be subject to the against God. Those who invent lies
wrath of God and will suffer a great against God will have no happiness
torment (16:106). (16:116).
[16:107.] This is because they have [16:117.] (Such an invention) will bring
given preference to this life over the life only a little enjoyment but will be
to come and God does not guide followed by painful torment. (16:117)
disbelieving people. (16:107) [16:118.] We had made unlawful for the
Jews all that we told you before. We did

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not do any wrong to them but they God has blessed the surroundings of the
wronged themselves. (16:118) Aqsa Mosque. He took His servant on
[16:119.] To those who commit sins in this visit to show him (miraculous)
their ignorance then repent and reform, evidence of His (existence).
your Lord is certainly All-forgiving and
All-merciful. (16:119) It is He who is All-hearing and All-
[16:120.] Abraham was, certainly, an aware. (17:1)
obedient and upright person. He was not
a pagan (16:120).
[17:2.] To Moses We gave the Book and made
[16:121.] He was thankful to God for it a guide for the children of Israel, so
His bounties. God chose him and
that they would not have any one as
guided him to the right path (16:121). their guardian other than Me (17:2)
[16:122.] We granted him virtue in this [17:3.] (We made it a guide for) the offspring
life and he shall be among the righteous
of those whom We carried in the Ark
ones in the life to come. (16:122) with Noah, a thankful servant (of God).
[16:123.] We sent you, (Muhammad), a (17:3)
revelation that you should follow the
[17:4.] We made it known to the Israelites
tradition of Abraham, the upright one, through the Torah that they would twice
who was not a pagan (16:123). commit evil in the land with great
[16:124.] (The observance) of the
transgression and rebellion (17:4).
Sabbath was only sanctioned for those [17:5.] (We told them) during your first
who disputed it. Your Lord will uprising of evil We shall send to you
certainly issue His decree about their
(17:5)
dispute on the Day of Judgment. [17:6.] Our Mighty servants, who will chase
(16:124) you from house to house. This is a
[16:125.] Call (the pagans) to the path of
decree already ordained. We, then, gave
your Lord through wisdom and good you a chance to defeat your enemies
advice and argue with them in the best with the help of increasing your wealth
manner. God knows well about those
and offspring. (17:6)
who stray from His path and those who [17:7.] (We told you), "If you do good, it will
seek guidance. (16:125)
be for your own benefit, but if you do
[16:126.] If you want retaliation, let it be bad, it will be against your souls. When
equal to that which you faced. But if the prophecy of your second
you exercise patience it will be better
transgression will come to pass, sadness
for you (16:126). will cover your faces. They (your
[16:127.] Exercise patience and let it be enemies) will enter the mosque as they
only for the cause of God. Do not be
did the first time to bring about utter
grieved about them nor disappointed at destruction (17:7).
their evil plans (16:127). [17:8.] Perhaps your Lord will have mercy on
[16:128.] God is certainly with the pious
you. If you return to disobedience We
and the righteous ones. (16:128) will also punish you again. We have
made hell a prison for the disbelievers."
(17:8)
[17:9.] This Quran shows the way to that which
THE NIGHT JOURNEY (al-isra')(17) is the most upright and gives to the
righteous believers the glad news of a
Number of Verses: 111 great reward (17:9). (It also declares)
that for the disbelievers We have
In the Name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful prepared a painful torment in the life to
come. (17:10)
[17:10.] People pray as earnestly to gain evil as
[17:1.] God is the Exalted One who took His one should to gain virtue. But people
servant one night for a visit from the are hasty. (17:11)
Sacred Mosque (in Mecca) to the Aqsa [17:11.] We have made the day and night each
Mosque (in Jerusalem). as evidence (of Our existence).

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[17:12.] The night is invisible and the day is them but always speak to them with
visible so that you may seek favors kindness (17:23).
from your Lord and determine the [17:24.] Be humble and merciful towards them
number of years and mark the passing and say, "Lord, have mercy upon them
of time. For everything We have given as they cherished me in my childhood."
a detailed explanation. (17:12) (17:24)
[17:13.] We have made every person's actions [17:25.] Your Lord knows what is in your souls.
cling to his neck. On the Day of If you would be righteous, know that
Judgment, We will bring forth the He is All-forgiving to those who turn to
record of his actions in the form of a Him in repentance (17:25).
wide open book (17:13). [17:26.] Give the relatives, the destitute and
[17:14.] We will tell him, "Read it and judge for those who when on a journey have
yourself." (17:14) become needy, their dues (17:26).
[17:15.] One who follows guidance does so for [17:27.] Do not be a wasteful spender.
himself and one who goes astray does Squanderers are the brothers of satan.
so against his soul. No one will suffer Satan was faithless to his Lord. (17:27)
for the sins of others. We have never [17:28.] If you are not able to assist them, at
punished anyone without sending them least speak to them in a kind manner
Our Messenger first. (17:15) (17:28).
[17:16.] When We decide to destroy a town We [17:29.] Do not be stingy nor over generous lest
warn the rich ones therein who commit you become empty handed and
evil. Thus it becomes deserving to bankrupt (17:29).
destruction and We destroy its very [17:30.] Your Lord increases and determines the
foundations. (17:16) sustenance of whomever He wants. He
[17:17.] We have destroyed many generations is Well Aware and watches over His
after the time of Noah. Your Lord is All servants. (17:30)
knowing and Well Aware of the sins of [17:31.] Do not kill your children for fear of
His servants (17:17). poverty. We will give sustenance to all
[17:18.] Whoever desires (only) the enjoyment of you. To kill them is certainly a great
of this life will receive it if We want it sin. (17:31)
to be so. Then We will make Hell his [17:32.] Do not even approach adultery. It is
reward wherein he will suffer, despised indecent and an evil act. (17:32)
and driven away from Our mercy [17:33.] Do not kill a respectable soul without a
(17:18). just cause. If anyone is wrongfully
[17:19.] The effort of one who faithfully strives killed, we have given the heirs of that
hard for the (happiness) of the life to person the right (to demand satisfaction
come will be appreciated (by God). or to forgive).
(17:19) [17:34.] He must not exceed the law in having
[17:20.] Each group will receive its share of vengeance; his victim shall also be
your Lord's generosity. Your Lord's assisted (by law). (17:33)
generosity is not limited (17:20). [17:35.] Do not get close to the property of the
[17:21.] Consider how We have given orphans (unless it is for a good reason)
preference to some people above others, until they are mature and strong. Keep
yet the life to come has more honor and your promise; you will be questioned
respect. (17:21) about it. (17:34)
[17:22.] Do not consider anything equal to God [17:36.] While weighing, use proper
lest you will become despised and measurements in the exchange of your
neglected (17:22). property. This is fair and will be better
[17:23.] Your Lord has ordained that you must in the end. (17:35)
not worship anything other than Him [17:37.] Do not follow what you do not know;
and that you must be kind to your the ears, eyes, and hearts will all be held
parents. If either or both of your parents responsible for their deeds. (17:36)
should become advanced in age, do not [17:38.] Do not walk proudly on the earth; your
express to them words which show your feet cannot tear apart the earth nor are
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[17:39.] All such things are sins and detestable [17:50.] (Muhammad), say "Yes, even if you
in the sight of your Lord. (17:38) become rocks, iron, (17:50) or anything
(Muhammad), these are words of that you think is harder to be brought to
wisdom which your Lord has revealed life." They will soon ask, "Who will
to you. Do not consider anything equal bring us back to life?" Say,"The One
to God lest you be thrown into hell, who created you in the first place."
despised, and driven away from God's They will shake their heads and say,
mercy. (17:39) "When will He bring us back to life?"
[17:40.] (Pagans) has your Lord given you Say, "Perhaps very soon (17:51).
preference over Himself by granting [17:51.] On the day when He will call you, you
you sons and taking the angels as His will answer Him with praise and think
own daughters? What you say is a that you have tarried for only a little
monstrous utterance. (17:40) while." (17:52)
[17:41.] We have given you various facts (about [17:52.] (Muhammad), tell My servants to say
the Truth in this Quran) so that they what is best. Satan sows dissension
(unbelievers) would take heed, but this among them; he is the sworn enemy of
has only increased their aversion (to the human beings (17:53).
truth). (17:41) [17:53.] Your Lord knows better than you
[17:42.] (Muhammad), ask them, "Had there (people).
been many other gods besides Him, as [17:54.] He will have mercy on you or will
they say, they should have found a way punish you as He wills. We have not
to the Lord of the Throne (17:42) sent you to watch over them. Your Lord
[17:43.] (to challenge Him). knows best about those in the heavens
and the earth. (17:54)
God is too Glorious and Exalted to be [17:55.] We have given preference to some
considered as they believe Him to be. Prophets over others and We gave the
He is the most High and Great. (17:43) psalms to David. (17:55)
[17:56.] (Muhammad), tell them, "Seek help
from those whom you consider equal to
[17:44.] The seven heavens, the earth, and
whatever is between them all glorify God. They are not able to remove or
change your hardships" (17:56).
Him. There is nothing that does not
glorify Him and always praise him, but [17:57.] Those whom they worship seek to find
you do not understand their praise and intercessors for themselves with God.
(They try to find out which of the
glorification. He is All-forbearing and
All-forgiving. (17:44) intercessors) are closer to God. They
[17:45.] When you recite the Quran We place a have hope for His mercy and fear of His
punishment; the punishment of your
curtain as a barrier between you and
those who do not believe in the life to Lord is awesome. (17:57)
come (17:45). [17:58.] The decree that all the towns were to be
destroyed or afflicted with severe
[17:46.] We put a veil over their hearts so that
they cannot understand it. We deafen punishment was already written in the
their ears. When you mention your Lord Book before the Day of Judgment.
(17:58)
in this Quran as One (Supreme Being),
they run away. (17:46) [17:59.] We did not abstain from sending
[17:47.] We know what they want to hear when miracles to any of Our Messengers.
These miracles were called lies by the
they listen to you. They whisper to each
other and say, "You are only following people who lived in ancient times. To
a bewitched person" (17:47). the people of Thamud, We sent the she-
camel as a visible miracle and they did
[17:48.] Consider what they have called you.
They have certainly gone astray and injustice to it. We only send miracles as
warnings. (17:59)
cannot find the right path. (17:48)
[17:60.] (Muhammad), We told you that your
[17:49.] The pagans say, "When we become
mere bones and dust, shall we then be Lord has encompassed all mankind. We
made the vision which We showed you
brought back to life again?" (17:49).
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being. Even though We warn them, it will read the book and the least wrong
only increases their rebellion. (17:60) will not be done to them (17:71).
[17:61.] When We told the angels to prostrate [17:72.] Those who are blind in this life will also
before Adam, they all obeyed, except be blind in the life to come and in
Iblis who said, "Should I prostrate terrible error. (17:72)
before one whom You have created out [17:73.] (Such blind ones) try to confuse what
of clay?" (17:61). We have revealed to you so that they
[17:62.] He continued, "Remember, this one may falsely ascribe to Us something
whom you have honored more than me other than the true revelation and thus
I shall bring him and most of his establish friendship with you (17:73).
offspring under my sway if you will [17:74.] Had We not strengthened your faith you
give me respite until the Day of might have relied on them some how
Judgment." (17:62) (17:74).
[17:63.] God said, "Go away. All those who [17:75.] Had you done so, We would certainly
follow you will have hell as ample have made you face double punishment
recompense for their deeds (17:63). in this life and after your death and you
[17:64.] Draw anyone of them you can into sin would have found none to help you.
by your voice and by your cavalry and (17:75)
infantry, share their property and [17:76.] They try to annoy you so that they can
children with them and make promises expel you from the land. Had they been
to them. Your promises are all lies successful, no one would have been left
(17:64). behind except a few (17:76)
[17:65.] You have no authority over My [17:77.] . This was Our tradition with Our
servants. Your Lord is a Sufficient Messengers who lived before you, and
Protector." (17:65) you will find no change in Our
[17:66.] Your Lord who causes the ships to sail tradition. (17:77)
on the sea so that you may seek His [17:78.] Say your prayer when the sun declines
bounty is certainly All-merciful to you until the darkness of night and also at
(17:66). dawn. Dawn is certainly witnessed (by
[17:67.] If you are afflicted by hardships in the the angels of the night and day) (17:78).
middle of the sea, it would be an error [17:79.] Say your special (tahajjud) prayer
to call anyone other than Him for help. during some part of the night as an
When God saves you from such additional (obligatory) prayer for you
difficulties, you turn away from Him. alone so that perhaps your Lord will
The human being has always been raise you to a highly praiseworthy
ungrateful. (17:67) position. (17:79)
[17:68.] Do you feel secure that We will not [17:80.] (Muhammad), say, "Lord, make me
cause a part of the land to sink or engulf enter through a path that will lead to the
you with sand storms when you would Truth and come out of an exit that will
find no one to protect you? (17:68). take me to the Truth. Give me helpful
[17:69.] Do you feel secure that We will not authority (17:80).
drive you back to the sea, send a fierce [17:81.] Say, 'Truth has come and falsehood has
gale to you, and cause you to drown been banished; it is doomed to
because of your disbelief when you banishment.'" (17:81)
would not be able to find anyone who [17:82.] We reveal the Quran which is a cure
would intercede for you with Us? and mercy for the believers but does
(17:69) nothing for the unjust except to lead
[17:70.] We have honored the children of Adam, them to perdition. (17:82)
carried them on the land and the sea, [17:83.] When We do favors to the human
given them pure sustenance and exalted being, he disregards it and turns away
them above most of My creatures. from it. When evil afflicts him, he
(17:70) becomes despairing (17:83).
[17:71.] On the day when We call every nation [17:84.] Say, "Everyone does as he wants. Your
with their leaders, those whose record Lord knows best who has the right
of deeds are given to their right hands guidance." (17:84)

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[17:85.] They ask you about the Spirit. Say, the Day of Judgment, We will gather
"The Spirit comes by the command of them lying on their faces, blind, dumb
my Lord. You have been given very and deaf. Hell will be their dwelling. As
little knowledge (17:85). hell fire abates, We will increase its
[17:86.] Had We wanted, We could have blazing force (17:97).
removed the Spirit through whom We [17:98.] This will be the recompense for their
sent you revelation. Then you would not disbelief of Our revelations and for their
have found anyone to intercede with Us saying, "Shall we be brought to life
for you (17:86) again after becoming bones and dust?"
[17:87.] except by the mercy of your Lord. He (17:98)
has certainly bestowed great favors on [17:99.] Do they not realize that God, who has
you. (17:87) created the heavens and the earth, has
[17:88.] Say, "If all human beings and jinn were the power to create their like? He has
to come together to bring the equivalent given them life for an appointed time of
of this Quran, they could not do so, which there is no doubt. The unjust turn
even if they all were to help each other away in disbelief (from Our revelation).
(17:88). (17:99)
[17:89.] We have mentioned in this Quran all [17:100.] Say, "Had you owned the
kinds of examples for the human being, treasures of the Mercy of my Lord, you
but most human beings turn away in would have locked them up for fear of
disbelief. (17:89) spending them. The human being has
[17:90.] They have said, "We shall never believe always been stingy. (17:100)
you until you cause a spring to gush [17:101.] To Moses We gave nine
forth from the earth, (17:90) illustrious miracles. Ask the Israelites;
[17:91.] or you (show) us that you have your Moses came to them. The Pharaoh said
own garden of palm trees and vines to him,"Moses, I believe that you are
with flowing streams therein, (17:91) bewitched" (17:101).
[17:92.] or cause the sky to fall into pieces on us [17:102.] He replied, "Certainly you
- as you believe you can - or bring God have come to know that these have been
and the angels face to face with us, sent by the Lord of the heavens and the
(17:92) earth as lessons to people. Pharaoh, I
[17:93.] or (show us) that you have a well believe that you are doomed to
adorned house of your own, or climb perdition. (17:102)
into the sky. We shall never believe that [17:103.] The Pharaoh wanted to expel
you have climbed into the sky until you the Israelites from the land so We
bring us a book that we can read." Say, drowned him and all who were with
"All glory belongs to my Lord. Am I him (17:103).
more than a mortal Messenger?" [17:104.] We told the Israelites after this
(17:93) to settle in the land until Our second
[17:94.] What keeps people from belief that promise will come true. We would then
guidance has come to them, but they gather them all together (on the Day of
question, "Why has God sent a mortal Judgment). (17:104)
Messenger?" (17:94). [17:105.] We sent it (the Quran) in all
[17:95.] (Muhammad), say, "Had the earth been Truth and in all Truth it came.
inhabited by angels who would walk (Muhammad), We have sent you for no
serenely therein, only then would We other reason than to be a bearer of glad
have sent to them angelic Messengers" news and a warner (17:105).
(17:95). [17:106.] We have divided the Quran
[17:96.] Say, "God is a sufficient Witness into many segments so that you would
between me and you. He certainly sees read them to the people in gradual steps
and knows all about His servants. as We reveal them to you from time to
(17:96) time. (17:106)
[17:97.] Whomever God has guided has the [17:107.] Say, "It does not matter
proper guidance. You will never find whether you believe in it or not, for
any guardian besides God for the one when it is read to those who had
whom He has caused to go astray. On received the knowledge (heavenly

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Books) that were sent before, they bow [18:9.] Let it be known that We will turn all
down and prostrate themselves before things on earth into dust. (18:8)
the Lord. (17:107) [18:10.] Do you not think that the story of the
[17:108.] They say, "Our Lord is too Companions of the Cave and the
Glorious to disregard His promise" Inscription was one of Our marvelous
(17:108). miracles? (18:9)
[17:109.] They bow down in prostration [18:11.] When the youth sought refuge in the
and weep and it makes them more cave they prayed "Lord, grant us mercy
humble (before the Lord). (17:109) and help us to get out of this trouble in a
[17:110.] (Muhammad), tell them, "It is righteous way" (18:10).
all the same whether you call Him God [18:12.] We sealed their ears in the cave for a
or the Beneficent. All the good names number of years (18:11).
belong to Him." (Muhammad), do not [18:13.] Then We roused them to find out which
be too loud or slow in your prayer. of the party had the correct account of
Choose a moderate way of praying. the duration of their sleep in the cave
(17:110) (18:12).
[17:111.] Say, "It is only God who [18:14.] We tell you this story for a genuine
deserves all praise. He has not begotten purpose. They were young people who
a son and has no partner in His believed in their Lord and We gave
Kingdom. He does not need any them further guidance. (18:13)
guardian to help Him in His need. [18:15.] We strengthened their hearts when they
Proclaim His greatness. (17:111) stood up against the idols and said, "Our
Lord is the Lord of the heavens and the
earth. We shall never worship anyone
other than Him lest we commit
blasphemy (18:14).
THE CAVE (al-kahf) (18) [18:16.] Our people have considered other things
equal to God. Why cannot they present
Number of Verses: 110 clear proof in support of their claim.
Who is more unjust than one who
In the Name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful invents falsehood against God?" (18:15)
[18:17.] (They were told), "Now that you have
[18:1.] Praise be to God. He has sent the Book abandoned them and what they worship
to His servant and has made it a instead of God, seek refuge in the cave.
flawless guide (for human beings) God will, certainly, grant you mercy
(18:1) and provide you with help to safely get
[18:2.] so that he could warn them of His stern out of this trouble." (18:16)
retribution, give the glad news of the [18:18.] No sunlight could reach them during
best and everlasting reward to the their sleep in the cave. One could see
righteously striving believers, (18:2) the rising sun decline to the right of
[18:3.] wherein they shall remain forever, their cave and the setting sun move its
(18:3) way to the left whilst they were sleeping
[18:4.] and admonish those who say that God in an opening of the cave. This is one of
has begotten a son (18:4). the miracles of God. Whomever God
[18:5.] Neither they nor their fathers had any guides receives the right guidance and
knowledge of such utterance (that God you will never find a guardian or guide
has begotten a son). for those whom He causes to go astray.
[18:6.] Whatever they say about (this matter) is (18:17)
vicious blasphemy and plain lies. (18:5) [18:19.] One would think them (the youths)
[18:7.] Perhaps you will destroy yourself out of awake while, in fact, they were
grief because they disbelieve this Book sleeping. We turned their bodies from
(18:6). right to left and their dog stretched its
[18:8.] We have caused earthly things to seem front legs on the ground. Had one
attractive so that We can see who will looked them over, he would have run
excel in good deeds (18:7). away from them in terror. (18:18)

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[18:20.] We roused them from their sleep so that and the earth. How clear is His sight
they would question each other about and how keen His hearing! No one
their stay in the cave. One of them said, other than Him is their guardian and no
"How long do you think we have stayed one shares His Judgment. (18:26)
here?" They replied, "A day or part of a [18:27.] Read whatever is revealed to you from
day." They added, " Your Lord knows the Book of your Lord. No one can
better how long we have stayed here. change His words and you can never
Let us send one of us with this money to find any refuge other than Him (18:27).
the city to get some pure food so that [18:28.] Be patient with those who worship their
we might eat. He should be careful so Lord in the mornings and evenings to
that no one will know about us. If they seek His pleasure. Do not overlook
were to recognize us, (18:19) they them to seek the worldly pleasures. Do
would certainly stone us to death or not obey those whom We have caused
force us to follow their religion. Then to neglect Us and instead follow their
we shall never be able to have own desires beyond all limits. (18:28)
everlasting happiness." (18:20) [18:29.] Say," Truth comes from your Lord. Let
[18:21.] We caused their story to become public people have faith or disbelieve as they
so that people would know that God's chose." For the unjust We have
promise was true and that there is no prepared a fire which will engulf them
doubt about the coming of the Day of with its (flames).
Judgment. They started to argue with [18:30.] Whenever they cry for help they will be
each other about the matter answered with water as hot as molted
(Resurrection) and some of them said, brass which will scald their faces. How
"Let us establish a building at the terrible is such a drink and such a
youths' sleeping place (to hide them). resting place! (18:29)
[18:22.] Their Lord knew best their intentions [18:31.] The righteously striving believers
about them. The majority prevailed in should know that We do not neglect the
their suggestion of the establishment of reward of those who do good deeds
a mosque in that place. (18:21) (With (18:30).
regard to the number of the youths) [18:32.] They will be admitted to the gardens of
some say, "There were three and the Eden wherein streams flow. They will
dog was the fourth one," Others say, rest on soft couches, decked with
"There were five and the dog was the bracelets of gold and clothed in green
sixth one." In reality, they are just silk garments and shining brocade. How
feeling around in the dark. Still some of blissful is such a reward and resting
them say, "There were seven and the place! (18:31)
dog was the eighth one." (Muhammad), [18:33.] (Muhammad), tell them the parable of
say, "My Lord has the best knowledge the two men. To one of them We had
of their number. You know very little given two gardens of vines surrounded
about it." Do not insist on arguing with by the palm trees with a piece of farm
them, but merely tell them the story as it land between them (18:32) and a stream
has been revealed to you and do not ask flowing through the middle of the
anyone about them. (18:22) gardens (18:33).
[18:23.] Never say of something, "I shall do it [18:34.] Both gardens would yield fruits to their
tomorrow," (18:23) fullest capacity. Whatever was
[18:24.] without adding, "if God wills." Recall produced belonged to him. To his friend
your Lord if you forget to do he exclaimed, "I have more wealth and
something. Say, "I hope that my Lord greater man-power than you." (18:34)
will provide me better guidance." [18:35.] He unjustly entered his garden and said,
(18:24) "I do not think this (property) will ever
[18:25.] They, in fact, stayed in the cave for perish (18:35)
three hundred plus nine further years [18:36.] nor do I think that there will be a Day of
(18:25). Judgment. Even if I shall be brought
[18:26.] (Muhammad), say, "God knows best before my Lord, I certainly deserve to
how long they stayed there; to Him have a better place than this." (18:36)
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[18:37.] His friend said to him, "How can you are brought in Our presence just as
disbelieve in the One who turned clay though We had created you for the first
into sperm out of which He created time. You believed that our promise
you? (18:37). could never come true." (18:48)
[18:38.] I believe that He is God my Lord and I [18:49.] When the record of every one's deeds is
do not consider anything equal to Him." placed before him, you will see the
(18:38) criminals terrified from what the record
[18:39.] When entering your garden, you should contains. They will say, "Woe to us!
have said, "This is what God willed; All What kind of record is this that has
Power belongs to Him. Even if you missed nothing small or great?" They
consider me inferior to yourself in will find whatever they have done right
wealth and offspring, (18:39) before their very eyes. Your Lord is not
[18:40.] perhaps my Lord will give me a garden unjust to any one. (18:49)
better than yours and strike your garden [18:50.] When We told the angels to prostrate
with a thunderbolt from the sky to turn before Adam they all obeyed except
it into a barren ground, (18:40) Iblis. He was a jinn and he sinned
[18:41.] or cause the streams in your garden to against the command of his Lord. Why
disappear under the ground such that do you (people) obey him and his
you will never be able to find them. offspring instead of Me, even though
(18:41) they are your enemies? How terrible
[18:42.] (Sure enough the rich person's) fruits will be the recompense that the wrong
were all destroyed and he began to doers will receive! (18:50)
wring his hands in grief for all that he [18:51.] I did not call (the unjust) to witness the
had invested in his garden. He found his creation of the heavens and earth nor to
garden tumbled to its trellises and said, witness their own creation nor did I
"Would that I had not considered want to be helped by those who lead
anything equal to my Lord" (18:42). people astray. (18:51)
[18:43.] He had no one besides God to help him, [18:52.] On the day when God asks the idolators
nor could he himself achieve any to seek help from their idols, they will
success. (18:43) call their idols for help. But the idols
[18:44.] In such helplessness, the human being will not answer them; We shall separate
realizes that it is God who is the true the two parties from each other by a
Guardian and His rewards and destructive gulf (18:52).
recompense are the best. (18:44) [18:53.] When the criminals see hell fire, they
(Muhammad), tell them, "The worldly will have no doubt about falling
life resembles the (seasonal) plants that (headlong) therein, nor of finding
blossom by the help of the water which anyone to save them. (18:53)
God sends from the sky. After a short [18:54.] We have given various examples in this
time all of them fade away and the Quran for people to learn a lesson, but
winds scatter them (and turns them into the human being is the most contentious
dust). creature (18:54).
[18:45.] God has power over all things. (18:45) [18:55.] What prevents people from having faith
[18:46.] Children and property are the ornaments when guidance comes to them or from
of the worldly life, but for deeds which asking for forgiveness from their Lord
continually produce virtue one can before they face the kind of torment that
obtain better rewards from God and the ancient people experienced or a new
have greater hope in Him. (18:46) form of torment. (18:55)
[18:47.] On the day when We will cause the [18:56.] The only reason for Our sending the
mountains to travel around and the earth Messengers is to give the human being
to turn into a levelled plain, We will the glad news of Our mercy and to warn
also bring all human beings together. him about Our wrath. The disbelievers
No one will be left behind (18:47). argue by false means to refute the
[18:48.] They will all be lined up in the presence Truth. They mock My miracles and
of your Lord who will tell them, warnings. (18:56)
"Despite your belief that there would [18:57.] Who are more unjust than those who are
never be a Day of Judgment, all of you reminded of the revelations of their

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Lord but have disregarded them and [18:70.] He said to Moses, "If you will follow
have forgotten their deeds? We have me, do not ask me about anything until I
veiled their hearts and sealed their ears tell you the story about it." (18:70)
so that they cannot understand. Even if [18:71.] They started their journey and some
you call them to the right path, they will time latter they embarked in a boat in
never accept guidance. (18:57) which he made a hole. Moses asked
[18:58.] Your Lord is All-forgiving and All- him, "Did you make the hole to drown
merciful. Had He wanted to punish the people on board? This is certainly
them for their sins, He would have been very strange" (18:71).
prompt to torment them. For their [18:72.] He said, "Did I not tell you that you
punishment there is an appointed time, would not be able to remain patient with
after which there will be no way for me?" (18:72).
them to escape. (18:58) [18:73.] Moses said, "Please, forgive my
[18:59.] We only destroyed the inhabitants of forgetfulness. Do not oblige me with
certain towns when they had committed what is difficult for me to endure."
injustice and did not repent before Our (18:73)
deadline. (18:59) [18:74.] They continued on their journey until
[18:60.] (Consider) when Moses said to his they met a young boy whom he killed.
young companion, "I shall continue Moses said, "How could you murder an
travelling until I reach the junction of innocent soul? This is certainly a
the two seas or have travelled for many horrible act" (18:74).
years" (18:60). [18:75.] He responded, "Did I not tell you that
[18:61.] When they reached the junction of the you will not be able to remain patient
two seas they found out that they had with me?" (18:75).
forgotten all about the fish (which they [18:76.] Moses said, "If I ask you such questions
had carried for food). The fish found its again, abandon me; you will have
way into the sea (18:61). enough reason to do so." (18:76)
[18:62.] Moses asked his young companion [18:77.] They continued on their journey again
when they crossed this point, "Bring us until they reached a town. They asked
our food; the journey has made us the people there for food, but no one
tired." (18:62) accepted them as their guests. They
[18:63.] His companion replied, "Do you found there a wall of a house which was
remember the rock on which we took on the verge of tumbling to the ground.
rest? Satan made me forget to mention The companion of Moses repaired that
to you the story of the fish and how it wall. Moses said, "You should have
miraculously made its way into the sea received some money for your labor."
(18:63). (18:77)
[18:64.] Moses said, "That is exactly what we [18:78.] He replied, "This is where we should
are seeking. They followed their own depart from one another. I shall give an
foot prints back (to the rock)." (18:64) explanation to you for all that I have
[18:65.] There they met one of Our servants who done for which you could not remain
had received blessings and knowledge patient. (18:78)
from Us (18:65). [18:79.] "The boat belonged to some destitute
[18:66.] Moses asked him, "Can I follow you so people who were using it as a means of
that you would teach me the guidance their living in the sea. The king had
that you have received?" (18:66). imposed a certain amount of tax on
[18:67.] He replied, "You will not be able to every undamaged boat. I damaged it so
have patience with me. (18:67) that they would not have to pay the
[18:68.] "How can you remain patient with that tax.(18:79)
which you do not fully understand?" [18:80.] "The young boy had very faithful
(18:68) parents. We were afraid that out of love
[18:69.] Moses said, "If God wishes, you will for him they would lose their faith in
find me patient and I shall not disobey God and commit rebellion (18:80)
any of your orders." (18:69) [18:81.] so We decided that their Lord should
replace him by a better and more
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[18:82.] "The tumbling wall belonged to two them to pour on it molten brass."
orphans in the town whose father was a (18:96)
righteous person. Underneath the wall [18:97.] (Thus he constructed the barrier which)
there was a treasure that belonged to neither Gog nor Magog were able to
them. Your Lord wanted the orphans to climb nor were they able to dig a tunnel
find the treasure through the mercy of through the iron and brass barrier
your Lord when they mature. I did not (18:97).
repair the wall out of my own desire. [18:98.] Dhu l-Qarnayn said, "This barrier is a
These were the explanations of my blessing from my Lord but when His
deeds about which you could not promise comes to pass He will level it
remain patient." (18:82) to the ground; His promise always
[18:83.] (Muhammad), they will ask you about comes true." (18:98)
Dhu 'l-Qarnayn. Say, "I shall tell you [18:99.] On the day when the barrier is
something about him" (18:83). demolished, We will leave human
[18:84.] We had given him great power in the beings in chaos. We will leave them
land and all kinds of resources (18:84). like the waves of the sea striking against
[18:85.] With these he traveled (18:85) each other. Then the trumpet will be
[18:86.] to the West where he found the sun sounded and We will bring them all
setting into a warm source (spring) of together (18:99).
water and a people living near by. We [18:100.] We will fully expose the view
asked him, "Dhu 'l-Qarnayn, you may of hell on that Day to the disbelievers,
punish them or treat them with (18:100)
kindness?" (18:86) [18:101.] whose eyes had been veiled
[18:87.] He replied, "I shall punish the unjust against Our Quran and who were not
ones among them and then they will able to hear (its recitation). (18:101)
return to their Lord, who will punish [18:102.] Do the unbelievers think they
them more sternly" (18:87). can make My servants as their
[18:88.] As for those who believe and do good, guardians instead of Me? We have
they will receive virtuous rewards and prepared hell as a dwelling place for the
We will tell them to do only what they disbelievers. (18:102)
can. (18:88) [18:103.] (Muhammad), tell them,
[18:89.] He travelled again (18:89) "Should I tell you who will face the
[18:90.] to the East where he found the sun greatest loss as a result of their deeds?
rising upon a people whom We had (18:103).
exposed to its rays (18:90). [18:104.] It will be those who labor a
[18:91.] This indeed was true. We knew all that great deal in this life but without
he did there (18:91). guidance, yet think that they are doing a
[18:92.] He travelled (18:92) great many good deeds (18:104).
[18:93.] after this to the middle of two [18:105.] They have rejected the
mountains where he found a people revelations of their Lord and their
who could hardly understand a single meeting with Him. Thus, their deeds
word. (18:93) will be made devoid of all virtue and
[18:94.] They said, "Dhu 'l-Qarnayn, Gog and will be of no value on the Day of
Magog are ravaging this land. Would Judgment (18:105).
you establish a barrier between us and [18:106.] For their disbelief and their
them if we pay you a certain tax?" mocking Our revelations and
(18:94). Messengerss, their recompense will be
[18:95.] He replied, "The power that my Lord hell. (18:106)
has granted me is better (than your tax). [18:107.] The righteously striving
Help me with your man-power and I believers will have the gardens of
shall construct a barrier between you Paradise as their dwelling place and
and Gog and Magog (18:95). therein they will live forever, (18:107)
[18:96.] Bring me blocks of iron to fill up the [18:108.] without any desire to change
passage between the two mountains." their abode. (18:108)
He told them to ply their bellows until [18:109.] (Muhammad), tell them, "Had
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the words of my Lord, they would have glorify the Lord both in the morning
all been consumed before the words of and evening. (19:11)
my Lord could have been recorded, [19:12.] We commanded John, Zachariah's son,
even though replenished with a like to follow the guidance of the Lord with
quantity of ink (18:109). due steadfastness. To John We gave
[18:110.] Say, "I am only a mortal like knowledge and wisdom to John during
you but I have received revelation that his childhood (19:12).
there is only one Lord. Whoever desires [19:13.] We gave him compassion and purity.
to meet his Lord should strive He was a pious human being, (19:13)
righteously and should worship no one [19:14.] kind to his parents, not arrogant or a
besides Him. (18:110) rebellious person (19:14).
[19:15.] He was born and died in peace and will
be brought back to life again in peace.
(19:15)
[19:16.] (Muhammad), mention in the Book (the
MARY (19) (maryam) Quran) the story of Mary how she left
her family and started living in a
Number of Verses: 98 solitary place to the East (19:16)
[19:17.] out of her people's sight. We sent Our
In the Name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful Spirit to her, who stood before her in
the shape of a well formed human
[19:1.] Kaf. Ha. Ya. Ain. Sad. (19:1) being. (19:17)
[19:2.] This is the story of the blessing of your [19:18.] Mary said, "Would that the Beneficent
Lord to His servant Zachariah (19:2). God would protect me from you. Leave
[19:3.] When he quietly called his Lord (19:3) me alone if you are a God fearing
[19:4.] and said, "My Lord, my bones have person" (19:18).
become feeble and my hair has turned [19:19.] He said, "I am the Messengers of your
white with age. Yet I have never been Lord. I have come to give you a purified
deprived in receiving from You the son" (19:19).
answer to my prayers (19:4). [19:20.] She said, "How can I have a son when
[19:5.] I am afraid of what my kinsmen will do no mortal has touched me nor am I an
after (my death) and my wife is barren. unchaste woman" (19:20).
Lord, grant me a son (19:5) [19:21.] He said, "This is true but your Lord
[19:6.] who will be my heir and the heir of the says, "It is very easy for Me. We have
family of Jacob. Lord, make him a decided to give you a son as evidence
person who will please you" (19:6). (of Our existence) for human beings
[19:7.] We answered his prayers with the glad and a mercy from Us. This is a decree
news of the birth of a son by the name already ordained." (19:21)
of John and told him, "We have never [19:22.] She conceived the child and retreated
given such a name to anyone else." with him to a distant and solitary place
(19:7) (19:22).
[19:8.] He said, "Lord, how can I have a son? [19:23.] When she started to experience (the
My wife is barren and I have reached an pain of) of childbirth labor, by the trunk
extremely old age" (19:8). of a palm tree in sadness she said,
[19:9.] (The angel) said, "This is true, but your "Would that I had died long before and
Lord says, 'For Me it is easy; I created passed into oblivion." (19:23)
you when you did not exist " (19:9). [19:24.] Then she heard the baby saying, "Do
[19:10.] Zachariah asked, " Lord, show me not be sad. Your Lord has caused a
evidence (if this is a heavenly news)." stream to run at your feet (19:24).
The Lord said, "The evidence for it is [19:25.] If you shake the trunk of the palm tree,
that you must not speak (to any mortal) it will provide you with fresh ripe dates.
though you are in good health for three (19:25)
nights (and days)." (19:10) [19:26.] Eat, drink, and rejoice. Should you see a
[19:11.] Zachariah came out to his people from person going by, tell him that on this
place of worship and inspired them to day you have promised the Beneficent

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God to fast and never talk to any human [19:41.] Mention the story of Abraham, the
being." (19:26) truthful Prophet, in the Book (the
[19:27.] She took him to her people and they Quran) (19:41)
said, "Mary, this is indeed an strange [19:42.] who asked his father, "Father, why do
thing (19:27). you worship something that can neither
[19:28.] Aaron's sister, your father was not a bad hear nor see nor help you at all?
man nor was your mother unchaste" (19:42).
(19:28). [19:43.] Father, I have received the knowledge
[19:29.] She pointed to the baby (and referred which has not been given to you.
them to him for their answer). Follow me; I shall guide you to the right
path (19:43).
They said, "How can we talk to a baby [19:44.] Father, do not worship satan; he has
in the cradle?" (19:29) disobeyed the Beneficent God (19:44).
[19:45.] Father, I am afraid that the Beneficent
[19:30.] He said, "I am the servant of God. He God's torment will strike you and you
has given me the Book and has will become a friend of satan." (19:45)
[19:46.] His father replied, "Abraham, are you
appointed me to be a Prophet (19:30).
[19:31.] He has blessed me no matter where I telling me to give-up my gods? If you
dwell, commanded me to worship Him will not stop this, I shall stone you to
death. Leave my house and do not come
and pay the religious tax for as long as I
live (19:31). back again" (19:46).
[19:32.] He has commanded me to be good to [19:47.] Abraham said, "Peace be with you. I
shall ask my Lord to forgive you; He
my parents and has not made me an
arrogant rebellious person (19:32). has been gracious to me (19:47).
[19:33.] I was born with peace and I shall die [19:48.] I shall stay away from you and what
you worship instead of God. I worship
and be brought to life again with
peace." (19:33) my Lord and hope that my prayers will
[19:34.] Such was the true story of Jesus, the son not be ignored." (19:48)
[19:49.] When (Abraham) rejected his people
of Mary, about which they dispute
bitterly (19:34). and what they worshipped instead of
God, We gave him Isaac and Jacob and
[19:35.] God is too Exalted to have a son. When
He decides to bring some thing into made both of them Prophets (19:49).
existence He needs only command it to [19:50.] We granted them Our blessing and high
renown. (19:50)
exist and it comes into existence.
(19:35) [19:51.] (Muhammad), mention in the Book (the
[19:36.] (Baby Jesus said), "Worship God who Quran) the story of Moses. Moses was a
sincere person, a Messengers and a
is my Lord as well as yours. This is the
straight path" (19:36). Prophet (19:51).
[19:37.] (The followers of Jesus) turned [19:52.] We called him from the right side of
Mount Sinai and drew him close for
themselves into quarrelling sects. The
disbelievers shall face a woeful communication (19:52).
condition on the great Day (of [19:53.] Out of Our mercy We gave him his
brother Aaron who himself was a
Judgment ). (19:37)
[19:38.] (Muhammad), how clearly they will Prophet. (19:53)
hear and see on the day when they will [19:54.] Mention in the Book (the Quran) the
story of Ishmael; he was true to his
be brought into Our presence. Today the
wrong doers are in manifest error. promise, a Messengers and a Prophet
(19:38) (19:54).
[19:55.] He would order his people to worship
[19:39.] Warn them of the woeful day when the
final decree will be issued; they are God and pay the religious tax. His Lord
was pleased with him. (19:55)
neglectful and faithless (19:39).
[19:56.] Mention in the Book (the Quran) the
[19:40.] We are the heirs of the earth and those
living in it will all return to Us. (19:40) story of Idris (Enoch); he was a truthful
Prophet (19:56).
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[19:58.] These were the Prophets from the [19:71.] It is the inevitable decree of your Lord
offspring of Adam, from those who that every one of you will be taken to
embarked with Noah and from the hell. (19:71)
offspring of Abraham and Israel. God [19:72.] We will save the pious ones from the
guided them and chose them for His hell fire and leave the unjust people
favor. Whenever they would hear the therein in crowded groups. (19:72)
revelations of the Beneficent God they [19:73.] When Our revelations are recited to
would bow down in prostration with them, the unbelievers say to the faithful
tears. (19:58) ones, "Which of us is more
[19:59.] They were succeeded by a generation prosperous?" (19:73).
who neglected their prayers and [19:74.] How many generations of greater
followed their worldly desires. They prosperity and splendor have We
will certainly be lost, (19:59) destroyed before them? (19:74)
[19:60.] but those among them who repent and [19:75.] (Muhammad), tell them, "The
become righteously striving believers Beneficent God gives respite to those
will be admitted to the gardens without who have gone astray only until they
experiencing any injustice (19:60). face the torment with which they were
[19:61.] They will be admitted to the garden of threatened or to the Day of Judgment.
Eden which is the unseen promise of the Then they will find out who will have
Beneficent God to His servants. The the most miserable place and the
promise of God will certainly come weakest forces (19:75).
true. (19:61) [19:76.] God further enlightens those who seek
[19:62.] They will not hear therein any guidance. To those who do charitable
meaningless words. They will be deeds which produce continuing
greeted (by the angels) with "Peace be benefits, your Lord will give a better
with you," and they will receive their reward and a better place in Paradise.
sustenance both in the mornings and (19:76)
evenings (19:62). [19:77.] Note the words of the disbeliever, "I
[19:63.] Such are the gardens which We will shall certainly be given wealth and
give to Our God-fearing servants as children?" (19:77).
their inherited property. (19:63) [19:78.] Has he the knowledge of the unseen or
[19:64.] (Muhammad), we (the angels) do not has the Beneficent God established such
come to you without being commanded a binding agreement with Him? (19:78).
by your Lord to do so. To Him belongs [19:79.] Absolutely not, We will record his
all that is before us, behind us, and in words and prolong his punishment
between. Your Lord is not forgetful (19:79).
(19:64). [19:80.] All that he speaks of will belong to Us,
[19:65.] He is the Lord of the heavens and the and he will come into Our presence all
earth and all that is between them. alone. (19:80)
Worship Him and be steadfast in your [19:81.] They have sought honor from other
worship of Him; none is equal to Him. gods instead of God (19:81).
(19:65) [19:82.] In fact, they can have no honor; their
[19:66.] The human being says, "Shall I be gods will renounce their worship of
brought to life again after I will die?" idols and will turn against them. (19:82)
(19:66). [19:83.] Do you not realize that We have sent
[19:67.] Does he not remember that We created Satan to incite the unbelievers to sin
him when he did not exist? (19:67). (19:83).
[19:68.] By your Lord, We will bring them back [19:84.] (Muhammad), exercise patience; We
to life with satan and gather them have given them respite only for an
around hell in large groups (19:68). appointed time. (19:84)
[19:69.] Then We will separate from every [19:85.] On the Day of Judgment, when the
group those who were strongly pious people will be brought into the
rebellious against the Beneficent God presence of the Beneficent God as the
(19:69). guests of honor (19:85)
[19:70.] We know best who deserves greater [19:86.] and the criminals will be driven and
suffering in hell fire (19:70). thrown into hell, (19:86)

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[19:87.] no one will be able to intercede for the [20:6.] To Him belongs all that is in the
others except those whom the heavens and the earth, all that lies
Beneficent God has given authority. between them, and lies below the earth.
(19:87) (20:6)
[19:88.] They have said that the Beneficent God [20:7.] Whether or not you express (your
has given birth to a son (19:88). thoughts) in words, God certainly
[19:89.] This is certainly a monstrous lie! knows all unspoken thoughts and all
(19:89). that is even more difficult to find (20:7).
[19:90.] This would almost cause the heavens to [20:8.] God is the only Lord and to Him
rent apart, the earth to cleave asunder belong all the exalted Names. (20:8)
and the mountains to crumble down in [20:9.] (Muhammad), have you heard the story
fragments, (19:90) of Moses? (20:9).
[19:91.] to ascribe a son to the Beneficent God [20:10.] When he saw the fire, he said to his
(19:91). family, "Wait here for I can see a fire.
[19:92.] The Beneficent God is too Exalted to Perhaps I shall bring you a burning
have a son (19:92). torch or find a way to some fire"
[19:93.] All that is in the heavens and the earth (20:10).
will return to the Beneficent God as His [20:11.] When he came near the fire he was
submissive servants (19:93). called, "Moses, (20:11)
[19:94.] He has counted and enumerated them [20:12.] I Am your Lord. Take off your shoes;
one by one (19:94). you are in the holy valley of Tuwa
[19:95.] Everyone on the Day of Judgment will (20:12).
individually come into the presence of [20:13.] I have chosen you as My Messengers.
God. (19:95) Listen to the revelation (20:13).
[19:96.] To the righteously striving believers [20:14.] I Am the only God. Worship Me and be
God will grant love. (19:96) steadfast in prayer to have My name
[19:97.] (Muhammad), We have given you the always in your mind (20:14).
Book (the Quran) in your own language [20:15.] Although it is certain that the Day of
so that you could easily give the glad Judgment will come, I prefer to keep it
news to the pious ones and warn the almost a secret so that every soul will
quarrelsome ones (19:97). receive the recompense for what it has
[19:98.] How many generations living before done (on its own) (20:15).
them did We destroy? Do you find [20:16.] Let not the unbelievers who follow their
anyone of them around or do you even vain desires make you forget the Day of
hear any word from them? (19:98) Judgment, lest you will perish." (20:16)
[20:17.] The Lord asked, "Moses, what is in
your right hand?" (20:17).
[20:18.] He replied, "It is my staff. I lean on it,
bring down leaves for my sheep with it
TA HA (ta ha) (20) and I need it for other reasons. (20:18)
[20:19.] The Lord said, "Moses, throw it on the
Number of Verses: 135 ground" (20:19).
[20:20.] Moses threw it on the ground and
In the Name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful suddenly he saw that it was a moving
serpent (20:20).
[20:1.] Ta Ha. (20:1) [20:21.] The Lord said, "Hold the serpent and do
[20:2.] We have sent the Quran only as not be afraid; We will bring it back to
reminder (20:2) its original form." (20:21)
[20:3.] for those who have fear (of disobeying [20:22.] "Now - as another Sign - place your
God), not to make you, (Muhammad), hand under your arm and it will come
miserable (20:3). out sheer white without harm (or stain)
[20:4.] It is a revelation from the Creator of the (20:22).
earth and the high heavens (20:4). [20:23.] This We have done to show you some
[20:5.] The Beneficent God is dominant over of Our greater miracles (20:23).
the Throne (of the realm) (20:5). [20:24.] Go to the Pharaoh; he has become a
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[20:25.] Moses said, "Lord, grant me courage [20:46.] The Lord replied them, "Do not be
(20:25). afraid; I Am with you all the time,
[20:26.] Make my task easy (20:26) listening and seeing." (20:46)
[20:27.] and my tongue fluent (20:27) [20:47.] They came to the Pharaoh and told him
[20:28.] so that they may understand me (20:28). that they were the Messengerss of his
[20:29.] Appoint a deputy (for me) from my own Lord and that they wanted him to let the
people (20:29). Israelites go with them and stop
[20:30.] Let it be my brother Aaron (20:30) afflicting the Israelites with torment.
[20:31.] to support me (20:31). They told the Pharaoh, "We have
[20:32.] Let him be my partner in this task brought miracles from Our Creator.
(20:32) Peace be with those who follow the
[20:33.] so that we may glorify (20:33) right guidance (20:47).
[20:34.] and remember you often (20:34). [20:48.] It is revealed to us that those who call
[20:35.] You are Well Aware of our situation." our message a lie or turn away from it
(20:35) will face the torment." (20:48)
[20:36.] The Lord said, "Moses, your request is [20:49.] The Pharaoh asked them, "Who is your
granted (20:36). Lord?" (20:49).
[20:37.] It is the second time that We have [20:50.] They replied, "Our Lord is the One
bestowed upon you Our favor (20:37). Who has created all things and has
[20:38.] Remember when We inspired your given guidance" (20:50).
mother with a certain inspiration [20:51.] He then asked, "What do you know
(20:38) about the past generations?" (20:51)
[20:39.] to lace her child in a chest and throw it [20:52.] Moses replied, "The knowledge about it
into the sea which would hurl it towards is with my Lord in the Book. My Lord
the shore. Then an enemy of Mine who is free from error and forgetfulness
was also the enemy of the child would (20:52).
pick it up from there. I made you [20:53.] It is God who has made the earth as a
attractive and loveable so that you cradle for you with roads for you to
would be reared before My own eyes travel. He has sent water from the sky to
(20:39). produce various pairs of plants (20:53).
[20:40.] Your sister went to them and said, "May [20:54.] Consume them as food or for grazing
I show you someone who will nurse this your cattle. In this there is evidence (of
child?" We returned you to your mother the existence of God) for the people of
to make her rejoice and forget her grief. reason" (20:54).
You slew a man and We saved you [20:55.] We have created you from the earth to
from trouble. We tried you through which We will return you and will bring
various trials. Then you stayed some you back to life again (20:55).
years with the people of Midian [20:56.] We showed the Pharaoh all of Our
(Shu'ayb and his family) and after that miracles, but he called them lies and
you came back to Egypt as was turned away from them. (20:56)
ordained (20:40). [20:57.] He said to Moses, "Have you come to
[20:41.] I chose you for Myself. (20:41) expel us from our land through your
[20:42.] "Go with your brother. Take My magic? (20:57).
miracles and do not be reluctant in [20:58.] We shall also answer you by magic. Let
preaching My message (20:42). us make an appointment for a contest
[20:43.] Go both of you to the Pharaoh; he has among us and let each of us be present
become a rebel (20:43). at a certain time in the appointed place"
[20:44.] Both of you must speak with him in a (20:58).
gentle manner so that perhaps he may [20:59.] Moses said, "Let the contest take place
come to himself or have fear (of God)." on the Day of Feast so that all the
(20:44) people can come together during the
[20:45.] They said, "Lord, we are afraid of his brightness of the day." (20:59)
transgression and rebellion against us" [20:60.] The Pharaoh returned to organize his
(20:45). plans and then attended the appointment
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[20:61.] Moses told them, (the magicians) "Woe criminal will be hell wherein he will
to you if you invent falsehood against never die nor enjoy his life (20:74).
God; you will be destroyed by the [20:75.] One who comes into the presence of his
torment. Whoever invents falsehood Lord with faith and righteous deeds
against God will certainly be lost." (20:75)
(20:61) [20:76.] will be rewarded by high status in the
[20:62.] They started arguing and whispering to gardens of Eden wherein streams flow.
each other (20:62) Such will be the reward of those who
[20:63.] and said, "These two people are purify themselves. (20:76)
magicians. They want to expel you from [20:77.] We sent revelations to Moses telling
your land through their magic and to him, "Travel with My servants during
destroy your own tradition (20:63). the night and strike a dry road across
[20:64.] Bring together your devices and come the sea (for them).
forward in ranks; the winner will,
certainly, have great happiness" (20:64). Have no fear of being overtaken (by the
[20:65.] They said, "Moses, would you be the Pharaoh) nor of anything else" (20:77).
first to show your skill or should we be
the first to throw down our devices?" [20:78.] The Pharaoh and his army chased
(20:65). Moses and his people but were drowned
[20:66.] Moses said, "You throw first." When
by the sea (20:78).
they did, their ropes and staffs through [20:79.] The Pharaoh and his people had gone
their magic seemed to be moving away from guidance. (20:79)
(20:66).
[20:80.] Children of Israel, We saved you from
[20:67.] Moses felt afraid within himself your enemy and promised to settle you
(20:67). on the right side of the peaceful Mount
[20:68.] We told him, "Do not be afraid for you
Tur (Sinai) (20:80)
will be the winner (20:68). [20:81.] and We sent you manna and quails
[20:69.] Throw down what is in your right hand (20:81).
and it will swallow up all that they have
[20:82.] I allowed you to consume the pure
performed; theirs is only a magical sustenance which We had given you but
performance. Magicians can find no
not to become rebels, lest you become
happiness in whatever they do." (20:69) subject to My wrath. Whoever becomes
[20:70.] The magicians bowed down in subject to My wrath will certainly be
prostration saying, "We believe in the
destroyed. I am All-forgiving to the
Lord of Moses and Aaron" (20:70). righteously striving believers who
[20:71.] The Pharaoh said, "Since you believed repent and follow the right guidance.
in him without my permission, then
(20:82)
Moses certainly must be your chief who [20:83.] The Lord asked, "Moses, what made
has taught you magic. I shall cut your you attend your appointment with Me
hands and feet on alternate sides and
before your people?" (20:83).
crucify you on the trunk of the palm- [20:84.] Moses replied, "They are just behind
tree. You shall certainly find which me. I came earlier to seek Your
among us can afflict a more severe and
pleasure" (20:84).
lasting punishment" (20:71). [20:85.] The Lord said, "We tested your people
[20:72.] They (the magicians) said, "We would after you left them and the Samiri made
never prefer you to the miracles that we
them go astray." (20:85)
have seen or to our Creator. Do what [20:86.] Moses, sad and angry, returned to his
you want. This life is only for a short people saying, "My people, did not the
time (20:72).
Lord make you a gracious promise?
[20:73.] We have faith in our Lord so that He Why did you disregard your
will forgive our sins and our magical
appointment with me? Was it because
performances that you forced us to
of the long time or did you want to
show. God is better than all things and become subject to the wrath of your
His rewards last longer." (20:73)
Lord?" (20:86).
[20:74.] The dwelling place of one who comes
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[20:87.] They replied, "We did not go against [20:100.] Whoever disregards (the
our promise with you out of our own Quran) will be heavily burdened with
accord. We were forced to carry sin on the Day of Judgment (20:100)
people's ornaments. We threw them [20:101.] with which he will live
away and so did the Samiri (20:87). forever. On the Day of Judgment it will
[20:88.] Then the Samiri forged the body of a be a terrible load for him to carry
motionless calf which gave out a hollow (20:101).
sound." The people said, "This is your [20:102.] On the day when the trumpet
Lord and the Lord of Moses whom he will be sounded We will raise the
(Moses) forgot to mention" (20:88). criminals from their graves and their
[20:89.] Did they not consider that the calf could eyes will be turned blue and blind.
not give them any answer, nor it could (20:102)
harm or benefit them? (20:89) [20:103.] They will slowly talk to each
[20:90.] Aaron had told them before, "My other and say, "Our life on earth was as
people, you are deceived by the calf. short as ten days" (20:103).
Your Lord is the Beneficent God. [20:104.] We know best what they say.
Follow me and obey my orders" The moderate ones among them will
(20:90). say, "You did not live on earth for more
[20:91.] They said, "We shall continue than a day." (20:104)
worshipping the calf until Moses comes [20:105.] (Muhammad), they will ask
back." (20:91) you about the mountains. Tell them,
[20:92.] Then Moses asked Aaron, "What made "My Lord will grind them to powder
you not follow me when you saw them (20:105)
in error? (20:92). [20:106.] and leave them so smoothly
[20:93.] Did you disobey my orders?" (20:93). levelled (20:106)
[20:94.] Aaron replied, "Son of my mother, do [20:107.] that you will see no depression
not seize me by my beard or head. I was or elevation in it" (20:107).
afraid that you might consider me [20:108.] On that day they will follow
responsible for causing discord among their caller without deviation. Their
the children of Israel and would not pay voices will be low in the presence of the
attention to my words." (20:94) Beneficent God. You will hear nothing
[20:95.] Moses asked, "Samiri, what were your but the tread of the marching feet
motives?" (20:95). (20:108).
[20:96.] He replied, "I had the skill (of carving) [20:109.] On that day no one's
which they did not have. I followed intercession will be of any benefit
some of the Messengers's (Moses) unless he has received permission from
tradition, but I then ignored it. Thus, my the Beneficent God and whose word is
soul prompted me (to carve a golden acceptable to Him. (20:109)
calf with an artificial hollow sound) [20:110.] God knows all that is in front
(20:96). of them and behind them and they can
[20:97.] Moses said, "Go away! Throughout not encompass His knowledge (20:110).
your life you will not be able to let [20:111.] Faces will be humble before
anyone touch you. This will be your the Everlasting and the Self-existing
punishment in this life. The time for God. Despair will strike those who are
your final punishment is inevitable. You loaded with the burden of injustice
will never be able to avoid it. Look at (20:111).
your god which you have been [20:112.] The righteously striving
worshipping. We will burn it in the fire believers should have no fear of being
and scatter its ashes into the sea." treated with injustice or inequity.
(20:97) (20:112)
[20:98.] Your Lord is the One who is the only [20:113.] We have revealed the Quran in
God and He has the knowledge of all the Arabic language containing various
things. (20:98) warnings so that it may cause them to
[20:99.] Thus We tell you, (Muhammad), the have fear (of God) or take heed
stories of the past and We have given (20:113).
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[20:114.] God is the Most High and the revelations that had come to you, so,
True King. (Muhammad), do not be too, are you forgotten on this day."
hasty in reading the Quran to the people (20:126)
before the revelation has been [20:127.] Thus We recompense those
completed. "Say, My Lord, grant me who are unjust and have no faith in Our
more knowledge." (20:114) revelations. The torment in the life to
[20:115.] We had commanded Adam come will be more severe and last
(certain matters). longer. (20:127)
[20:128.] Is it not a warning for them to
He forgot Our commandment and We see how many generations living before
did not find in him the determination to them We destroyed and how they are
fulfil Our commandments (20:115). now walking in their ruins? In this there
is the evidence (of the Truth) for the
people of reason. (20:128)
[20:116.] When We told the angels to
prostrate before Adam they all obeyed [20:129.] Had not the word of your Lord
except Iblis (satan) who refused been decreed (otherwise), the
unbelievers deserved immediate
(20:116).
[20:117.] We said, "Adam, this (satan) is punishment. The appointed time for
your enemy and the enemy of your their punishment will inevitably come.
(20:129)
spouse. Let him not expel you and your
spouse from Paradise lest you plunge [20:130.] (Muhammad), have patience
into misery (20:117). with what they say, glorify your Lord,
and always praise Him before sunrise,
[20:118.] In Paradise you will
experience no hunger, nakedness, sunset, in some hours of the night and at
(20:118) both the beginning and end of the day,
so that perhaps you will please your
[20:119.] thirst, or exposure to the hot
Sun." (20:119) Lord (20:130).
[20:120.] Satan, trying to seduce him, [20:131.] Do not be envious of what We
have given to some people as means of
said, "Adam, do you want me to show
you the Tree of Eternity and the enjoyment and worldly delight. Such
means are a trial for them, but the
Everlasting Kingdom?" (20:120).
[20:121.] Adam and his wife ate (fruits) reward that you will receive from your
from the tree and found themselves Lord will be far better and everlasting
(20:131).
naked. Then they started to cover
themselves with the leaves from the [20:132.] Instruct your family to pray
garden. Adam disobeyed his Lord and and to be steadfast in their worship. We
do not ask any sustenance from you; it
went astray (20:121).
[20:122.] His Lord forgave him, is We who give you sustenance. Know
accepted his repentance, and gave him that piety will have a happy end.
(20:132)
guidance. (20:122)
[20:123.] God then told them, "Get out [20:133.] They have said, "Why has he,
of here all of you; you are each other's (Muhammad), not brought some
miracle from his Lord?" Have they not
enemies. When My guidance comes to
you, those who follow it will not go received the previously revealed
astray nor will they endure any misery heavenly Books as the evidence of the
Truth (20:133).
(20:123).
[20:124.] Whoever ignores My guidance [20:134.] Had We destroyed them with a
will live a woeful life and will be torment before the coming of
Muhammad they would have said,
brought in Our presence blind on the
Day of Judgment (20:124). "Lord, would that you had sent us a
Messengers so that we could have
[20:125.] He will say, "My Lord, why
followed Your revelations before being
have you brought me back to life blind;
before I could see?" (20:125). humiliated and disgraced." (20:134)
[20:135.] (Muhammad), tell them,
[20:126.] The Lord will say, "This is
true. But just as you forgot Our "Everyone is waiting. Wait and you
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followers of the right path with the right [21:12.] When they found Our torment
guidance." (20:135) approaching them they started to run
away from the town. (21:12)
[21:13.] We told them, "Do not run away. Come
back to your luxuries and your houses
so that you can be questioned" (21:13).
THE PROPHETS (al-anbiya') (21) [21:14.] They said, "Woe to us! We have been
unjust" (21:14).
Number of Verses: 112 [21:15.] Such was what they continued to say
until We mowed them down and made
In the Name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful them completely extinct. (21:15)
[21:16.] We did not create the heavens and the
[21:1.] The people's day of reckoning is earth just for fun (21:16).
drawing closer, yet they are heedlessly [21:17.] Had We wanted to play games, We
neglectful (21:1). could have certainly done so with things
[21:2.] Whenever a new revelation comes to at hand (21:17).
them from their Lord, they listen to it in [21:18.] We bring forward the Truth to crush
a playful manner, (21:2) and destroy falsehood; it is doomed to
[21:3.] and their hearts are preoccupied with be banished. Woe to you for your way
trivial matters. The unjust ones whisper of thinking about God! (21:18).
to each other and say, "Is he [21:19.] To Him belongs all those who are in the
(Muhammad) more than a mere mortal heavens and the earth. Those who are
like you? How can you follow that closer to Him are not too proud to
which you know is only a magic?" worship Him, nor do they get tired of
(21:3) worshipping (21:19).
[21:4.] The Lord said, "Tell them [21:20.] They glorify Him day and night without
(Muhammad), 'My Lord knows all that fail. (21:20)
is said in the heavens and the earth. He [21:21.] Have they chosen deities from earth?
is All-hearing and All-knowing " (21:4). Can such deities give life to anyone?
[21:5.] They have said, "It, (the Quran), is only (21:21).
the result of some confused dreams. He [21:22.] Had there been other deities in the
is only a poet. He should show us some heavens and the earth besides God, both
miracles, as the ancient Prophets had the heavens and the earth would have
done." (21:5) been destroyed. God, the Lord of the
[21:6.] The people of the town whom We had Throne, is too Glorious to be as they
destroyed also had no faith. Will these think He is (21:22).
people then believe in God? (21:6). [21:23.] He will not be questioned about
[21:7.] The messengers that We had sent before anything He does, but all people will be
you were only men to whom We had questioned about their deeds. (21:23)
given revelation. Ask the People of the [21:24.] Have they chosen other gods besides
Book if you do not know (21:7). God? (Muhammad), ask them, "Show
[21:8.] We had not made them such bodies that the proof (in support of such belief).
would not eat any food nor were they [21:25.] This is (the Quran) which tells us about
immortal (21:8). the (beliefs of the people) in my time
[21:9.] Our promise to them came true and We and those who lived before me." Most
saved them and those whom We of them do not know. Moreover, the
wanted, but destroyed the unjust people. truth is that they neglect (the question of
(21:9) belief altogether). (21:24)
[21:10.] We have sent a Book, (the Quran), [21:26.] To all the Messengers that were sent
which is an honor for you. Will you before you We revealed that I am the
then not understand? (21:10). only God to be worshipped (21:25).
[21:11.] How many unjust towns did We destroy [21:27.] They said, "The Beneficent God has
and replace them with other nations? given birth to a son. He is too Exalted to
(21:11). give birth to a son." (Those whom they
think are God's sons) are only His
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[21:28.] These servants do not speak before He [21:40.] The fire will suddenly strike and
speaks. They simply act according to confound them. They will not be able to
His orders (21:27). He knows all that is repel it, nor will they be given any
in front of them and all that is behind respite. (21:40)
them. (These servants of God) will not [21:41.] They mocked the Messengers who were
intercede with Him for anyone without sent before you; thus, the torment which
His permission and they tremble in awe they had ridiculed encompassed them
(before His greatness) (21:28). all (21:41).
[21:29.] The recompense of those of them who [21:42.] Ask them, "Who can protect them from
say that they are the Lord instead of (the wrath of) the Beneficent God
God will be hell; thus, do We during the night and day?" Yet they are
recompense the unjust ones (21:29). neglectful about their Lord. (21:42)
[21:30.] Have the unbelievers not ever [21:43.] Can their gods protect them against Us?
considered that the heavens and the Their gods have no power even to help
earth were one piece and that We tore themselves, nor are they safe from Our
them apart from one another. From retribution (21:43).
water We have created all living things. [21:44.] We have been providing these men and
Will they then have no faith? (21:30). their fathers with the means of
[21:31.] We placed firm mountains on earth lest enjoyment for a long time. Have they
it would shake them away. We made not ever considered that We populated
wide roads for them so that they might the earth and then caused many of the
have the right guidance (21:31). inhabitants to pass away? Can they have
[21:32.] We made the sky above them as a well- any success (in their wickedness)?
guarded ceiling, but they have neglected (21:44)
the evidence (of Our existence) therein [21:45.] (Muhammad), tell them, "I am warning
(21:32). you by revelation alone." The deaf do
[21:33.] It is God who has created the night, the not hear any call when they are warned
day, the Sun, and Moon and has made (21:45).
them swim in a certain orbit. (21:33) [21:46.] If a blast of the torment of your Lord
[21:34.] We made no mortal before you strikes them, they will say, "Woe to us!
immortal. Will they become immortal We have been unjust people." (21:46)
after you die? (21:34) [21:47.] We shall maintain proper justice on the
[21:35.] Every soul has to experience the taste of Day of Judgment. No soul will be
death. We test you with both hardships wronged the least. For a deed even as
and blessings. In the end you will all small as a mustard seed one will duly be
return to Us. (21:35) recompensed. We are efficient in
[21:36.] (Muhammad), whenever the maintaining the account. (21:47)
unbelievers see you, they think that you [21:48.] To Moses and Aaron We granted the
deserve nothing more than to be criteria of discerning right from wrong,
mocked. They say, "Is it he, and We gave them the light and a
(Muhammad), who speaks against your reminder to the pious ones (21:48)
gods?" But they themselves have no [21:49.] who fear their unseen Lord and are
faith at all in the Beneficent God. anxious about the Day of Judgment.
(21:36) (21:49)
[21:37.] The human being is created hasty. Tell [21:50.] This (Quran) which We have revealed
them, "Do not be hasty, for God will is a blessed reminder. Will you then
soon show you the evidence of His deny it? (21:50)
existence" (21:37). [21:51.] To Abraham We gave the right
[21:38.] They say, "When shall the Day of guidance and We knew him very well
Judgment come to pass if you are true (21:51).
in your claim?" (21:38). [21:52.] Abraham asked his father and his
[21:39.] Would that the unbelievers knew that people, "What are these statues which
no one would protect their faces and you worship?" (21:52).
backs against the fire, nor they would [21:53.] They replied, "We found our fathers
be helped. (21:39) worshipping them" (21:53).

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[21:54.] He said, "Both you and your fathers [21:72.] We granted him Isaac and Jacob as a
have certainly been in error." (21:54) gift and helped both of them to become
[21:55.] They exclaimed, "Have you brought the righteous people (21:72).
Truth or are you joking?" (21:55). [21:73.] We appointed them as leaders to guide
[21:56.] He said, "Your Lord is the Lord of the the people through Our command and
heavens and the earth. It was He who sent them revelation to strive for good
created them and I testify to this fact" deeds, worship their Lord, and pay
(21:56). religious tax. Both of them were Our
[21:57.] Abraham said to himself, "By God! I worshipping servants. (21:73)
will devise a plan against their idols [21:74.] To Lot We gave knowledge and
when they are away." (21:57) wisdom and saved him from the people
[21:58.] He broke all the idols into pieces, of the town who were committing
except the biggest among them so that indecent acts. They were certainly a bad
perhaps people would refer to it (21:58). and sinful people (21:74).
[21:59.] (When the people came to the temple [21:75.] We encompassed him in Our mercy; he
and saw the broken idols) they asked was a righteous man. (21:75)
each other, "Who has done this to our [21:76.] We answered the prayer of Noah who
gods? He certainly is an unjust person" had prayed to Us before and saved him
(21:59). and his followers from the great disaster
[21:60.] Some of them said, "We heard a youth (21:76).
called Abraham speaking against the [21:77.] We helped him against the people who
idols" (21:60). said Our revelations were mere lies.
[21:61.] Their chiefs said, "Bring him before the They were a bad people and We
eyes of the people and let them testify drowned them all. (21:77)
that he has spoken against the idols." [21:78.] David and Solomon were trying to
(21:61) settle the case of the people's sheep that
[21:62.] They asked, "Abraham, did you do this grazed in a corn-field at night. We
to our idols?" (21:62). witnessed their decree in that matter
[21:63.] He replied, "I think the biggest among (21:78).
them has broken the smaller ones. Ask [21:79.] We made Solomon understand the law
them if they are able to speak" (21:63). about the case and gave both David and
[21:64.] Thereupon they realized their own Solomon knowledge and wisdom. We
foolishness and said, "We ourselves are made the mountains and birds glorify
wrong-doers" (21:64). the Lord along with David. We had also
[21:65.] With their heads cast down they said, done to him such favors before (21:79).
"Abraham, you know that idols do not [21:80.] We taught him the art of making coats
speak. How then can you ask such a of mail so that you could protect
question?" (21:65) yourselves during a war. Will you then
[21:66.] He said, "Do you, instead of God, give thanks? (21:80)
worship things that can neither harm [21:81.] We made subservient to Solomon the
nor benefit you?" (21:66). swift wind that blew on his command to
[21:67.] Woe to you for what you worship the land in which We had sent
instead of God. Have you no blessings. We have the knowledge of all
understanding?" (21:67). things (21:81).
[21:68.] They .said, "Burn him to ashes if you [21:82.] We subdued the devils who would dive
want to help your gods" (21:68). into the sea for him and perform other
[21:69.] We said to the fire, "Be cool and tasks for Solomon. We kept them in his
peaceful (with Abraham)" (21:69). service. (21:82)
[21:70.] They had devised an evil plan (against [21:83.] When Job prayed, "Lord, I have been
Abraham), but We turned it into afflicted with hardships. Have mercy on
failure." (21:70) me; You are the Most Merciful of those
[21:71.] We took Abraham and Lot safely to the who have mercy, (21:83) "We answered
land in which We had sent blessings to his prayer, relieved him from his
the worlds (21:71). hardships, brought his family (back to
him) and gave him twice as much
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[21:84.] It was a mercy from Us and a reminder [21:100.] They will groan in pain
for the worshippers. (21:84) therein, but no one will listen to them.
[21:85.] Ismael, Idris and Dhul Kifl all were (21:100)
people of great patience (21:85). [21:101.] But those to whom We have
[21:86.] We encompassed them in Our mercy; already promised blessings will be far
they were righteous people. (21:86) away from hell (21:101).
[21:87.] Dhun Nun went away in anger and [21:102.] They will not even hear the
thought that We would never have slightest sound from it while enjoying
power over him, but in darkness he the best that they can wish for in their
cried, "Lord, You are the Only God everlasting life (21:102).
whom I glorify. I have certainly done [21:103.] They will not be affected by
wrong to myself (so forgive me)" the great terror. The angels will come to
(21:87). them with this glad news: "This is your
[21:88.] We answered his prayer and saved him day which was promised to you."
from his grief. Thus We save the (21:103)
faithful ones. (21:88) [21:104.] (This will happen) on the day
[21:89.] Zachariah prayed, "Lord, do not leave when We roll up the heavens as if it
me alone without offspring, although were a written scroll and bring it back
you are the best heir" (21:89). into existence just as though We had
[21:90.] We answered his prayer and granted created it for the first time. This is what
him his son, John, by making his wife We have promised and We have always
fruitful. They were people who would been true to Our promise. (21:104)
compete with each other in good deeds [21:105.] We have written in the psalms
and pray to Us with love and reverence. which We had revealed after the Torah
With Us they were all humble people. that the earth will be given to Our
(21:90) righteous servants as their inheritance
[21:91.] Into the woman who maintained her (21:105).
chastity We breathed Our Spirit and [21:106.] This is a lesson for those who
made her and her son a miracle for all worship (God). (21:106)
people. (21:91) [21:107.] (Muhammad), We have sent
[21:92.] People, you are one nation and I am you for no other reason but to be a
your Lord. Worship Me (21:92). mercy for mankind (21:107).
[21:93.] People have divided themselves into [21:108.] Say, "It is revealed to me that
many sects, but all will return to Us there is only one Lord. Will you then
(21:93). submit yourselves to His will?"
[21:94.] The reward of the righteously striving (21:108).
believers will not be neglected. We are [21:109.] If they turn away, tell them, "I
keeping the record of their good deeds. have warned every one of you equally. I
(21:94) do not know when the torment which
[21:95.] The people whom We destroyed can you have to suffer will take place.
never return to this world (21:95) (21:109)
[21:96.] until Gog and Magog are let loose to [21:110.] God knows well all that is
rush down from the hills (21:96). spoken aloud and all that you hide
[21:97.] The Day of Judgment will then draw (21:110).
near and the unbelievers will stare [21:111.] I do not know (why God has
amazedly and cry, "Woe to us! We had commanded me to warn you of the
neglected this day. We have done torment).
wrong" (21:97).
[21:98.] They will be told, "You and what you Perhaps it is a trial for you and a respite
had worshipped instead of God will be for an appointed time" (21:111).
the fuel of hell" (21:98).
[21:99.] Had the idols been true lords, they
[21:112.] He also said, "Lord, judge (us)
would not have gone to hell. "All of you with Truth. Our Lord is the Beneficent
will live therein forever" (21:99).
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blasphemies you say about Him" [22:6.] This is because God is the Supreme
(21:112). Truth who gives life to the dead and
who has power over all things (22:6).
[22:7.] There is no doubt about the coming of
the Hour of Doom and that God will
raise every one from their graves. (22:7)
THE PILGRIMAGE (22) (al-hajj) [22:8.] Some people argue about God without
knowledge, guidance, and an
Number of Verses: 78 enlightening Book (22:8).
[22:9.] They turn away (from the Truth) to lead
In the Name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful people away from the path of God.
Their share in this world will be
[22:1.] People, have fear of your Lord; the disgrace and on the Day of Judgment a
quake (of the physical realm) at the burning torment (22:9).
Hour of Doom will be terribly violent [22:10.] (They will be told), "This is the result of
(22:1). what your hands have wrought. God is
[22:2.] When that hour comes, every breast- certainly not unjust to His servants."
feeding mother will drop her baby out (22:10)
of fear and every pregnant female will [22:11.] Some people worship God to achieve
cast off her burden. You will see the worldly gains. They are confident when
people behaving as though they were they are prosperous, but when they face
drunk, while, in fact, they are not drunk. hardships they turn away from
They only will look such because of the (worship). They are lost in this life and
severity of God's torment. (22:2) will be lost in the life to come. Such
[22:3.] Some people argue about God without loss is indeed destructive (22:11).
knowledge and follow every rebellious [22:12.] They worship things instead of God
devil (22:3). which can neither harm them nor
[22:4.] It has been decided that satan will benefit them. This is indeed to stray far
mislead and submit anyone who away from the right path (22:12).
establishes friendship with him to the [22:13.] Their worship of such things, in which
torment of the burning fire. (22:4) there is no hope for any benefit, can
[22:5.] People, if you have doubts about the only harm them. How terrible is such a
Resurrection, you must know that We guardian and companion! (22:13)
created you from clay that was turned [22:14.] God will admit the righteously striving
into a living germ. This was developed believers to the gardens wherein
into a clot of blood, which was made streams flow. God has all the power to
into a well formed and partly shapeless do whatever He wants. (22:14)
lump of flesh. This is how We show [22:15.] Those who thought that God would
you that resurrection is not more never grant victory to (Muhammad), in
difficult for Us than your creation. this world nor in the life hereafter (and
now that he is victorious) should hang
We cause whatever We want to stay in themselves by the necks from the
the womb for an appointed time, We ceiling, then cut the rope and see if this
then take you out of the womb as a can do away with what has enraged
baby, so that you may grow up and them. (22:15)
receive strength. Some of you may then [22:16.] We have revealed the Quran which
die and others may grow to a very old contains authoritative verses. God
age and lose your memory. You may guides only those whom He wants
see the earth as a barren land, but when (22:16).
we send rain, it starts to stir and swell [22:17.] On the Day of Judgment, God will
and produce various pairs of attractive make truth and falsehood clearly
herbs. (22:5) distinct from each other to the believers,
the Jews, the Sabeans, the Christian, the
Zoroastrians, and the Pagans on the Day
of Judgment. God is a Witness to all
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[22:18.] Have you not considered that those in should consume part of the sacrificial
the heavens and the earth, the Sun, the flesh and give the rest to the destitute
Moon, the Stars, the mountains, the and needy people (22:28).
trees, the animals, and many people, all [22:29.] Let the pilgrims then neatly dress
bow down to God? But many people themselves, fulfil their vows, and walk
deserve His torment. No one can give seven times around the Kabah. (22:29)
honor to whomever God has insulted. [22:30.] Such are the regulations of hajj. To
God has all the power to do what He respect the prohibitions of God is a
wants. (22:18) virtuous deed in the sight of one's Lord.
[22:19.] (Those who prostrate themselves before Consuming the flesh of certain animals
God and those who do not) are two is made lawful for you. Stay away from
groups who dispute with each other wickedness, idols, and false words
about their Lord. For the unbelievers the (22:30).
garment of fire has already been [22:31.] As the upright servants of God, do not
prepared. Boiling water will be poured consider anything equal to God. To
upon their heads (22:19). consider things equal to God is like one
[22:20.] It will melt their skins and all that is in falling from the sky who is snatched
their bellies (22:20). away by the birds or carried away by a
[22:21.] They will be subdued by iron rods strong wind to a far distant place.
(22:21). (22:31)
[22:22.] Whenever in anguish they will try to [22:32.] To respect the symbols of God is the
come out of hell they will be returned sign of a pious heart (22:32).
therein to suffer the burning torment. [22:33.] There are benefits for you in the
(22:22) (sacrificial offerings) of God until the
[22:23.] God will admit the righteously striving appointed time when you slaughter
believers to the gardens wherein them as your offering near the Ancient
streams flow. There they will be decked House. (22:33)
with gold bracelets, pearls, and [22:34.] To every nation We have given certain
garments of silk, (22:23) sacrificial rituals. Let them consecrate
[22:24.] for they were guided to speak the their sacrificial animals with His Name.
noblest words and follow the Your God is One God and you must
praiseworthy path. (22:24) submit yourselves to His will.
[22:25.] A painful torment awaits the pagans (Muhammad), give the glad news (of
who create obstacles in the way that God's mercy) to the devoted servants of
leads to God and the Sacred Mosque - God: (22:34)
which We have made for those who [22:35.] Those whose hearts are filled with awe
dwell nearby and foreigners alike - and on hearing about God, who exercise
those who commit evil and injustice patience in hardships, who are steadfast
therein. (22:25) in prayer, and who spend their property
[22:26.] When We prepared for Abraham the for the cause of God. (22:35)
place to build the Sacred House, We [22:36.] For you We have made the sacrificial
told him not to consider anything equal camel one of the reminders of God. It
to Me and to keep the House clean for also has other benefits for you.
those walking around it, those standing, Consecrate it with the Name of God
bowing down, and prostrating in prayer when it is steadily standing. When it is
(22:26). slaughtered, consume its flesh and give
[22:27.] (We commanded Abraham), "Call part of it to the needy who do and those
people for hajj - an act of worship do not ask for help from others. Thus
accomplished by visiting the sacred We have made the camel subservient to
sites in Mecca." They will come on foot you so that perhaps you may give
and on lean camels from all the distant thanks. (22:36)
quarters (22:27) [22:37.] It is not the flesh and blood of your
[22:28.] to see their benefits, commemorate the sacrifice that pleases God. What pleases
name of God during the appointed days, God is your piety. God has made
and offer the sacrifice of the cattle that subservient to you the sacrificial
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Him; He is guiding you. (Muhammad), [22:49.] (Muhammad), tell them, "People, I am


give the glad news (of God's mercy) to giving you a clear warning (22:49).
the righteous people (22:37). [22:50.] The righteously striving believers will
[22:38.] God defends the believers but He does receive forgiveness and honorable
not love any of the treacherous, sustenance (22:50).
ungrateful ones. (22:38) [22:51.] Those who try to challenge Our
[22:39.] Permission to take up arms is hereby miracles will be the dwellers of hell."
granted to those who are attacked; they (22:51)
have suffered injustice. God has all the [22:52.] Satan would try to tamper with the
power to give victory (22:39) desires of every Prophet or Messenger
[22:40.] to those who were unjustly expelled whom We sent. Then God would
from their homes only because they remove Satan's temptations and
said, "God is our Lord." Had it not been strengthen His revelations. God is All-
for God's repelling some people through knowing and All-wise. (22:52)
the might of the others, the monasteries, [22:53.] He would make Satan's temptations a
churches, synagogues, and mosques in trial for those whose hearts are hard and
which God is very often worshipped sick. The wrong-doers are far away
would have been utterly destroyed. God from the Lord, (22:53)
shall certainly help those who help Him. [22:54.] so that those who have received
He is All-powerful and Majestic knowledge would know and believe that
(22:40). whatever happens with the Prophets and
[22:41.] He will certainly help those who, if Messengers is the Truth from their Lord
given power in the land, will worship and will believe it. This will cause their
God through prayer, pay the religious hearts to become filled with awe. God
tax, enjoin others do good, and prevent guides the believers to the right path.
them from committing evil. The (22:54)
consequence of all things is in the hands [22:55.] The unbelievers will continue to doubt
of God. (22:41) the Quran until the Hour of Doom
[22:42.] If they have called you, (Muhammad), a suddenly sizes them or the torment of
liar, (remember that) the people of the last day strikes them (22:55).
Noah, Ad, Thamud, (22:42) [22:56.] On that day it is God who will be the
[22:43.] and the people of Abraham, Lot, Absolute King and Judge of (mankind).
(22:43) [22:57.] The righteously striving believers will
[22:44.] Midian, and Moses had also called their go to Paradise (22:56) and the
Prophets liars. I gave respite to the unbelievers who called Our revelations
unbelievers, then sized them with lies will suffer humiliating torment.
torment. How terrible was that torment! (22:57)
(22:44) [22:58.] Those who abandoned their homes for
[22:45.] How many were the unjust dwellers of the cause of God and who then died or
the towns that We destroyed. From their were murdered will receive honorable
trellises to their lofty mansions, all were sustenance from God; He is the Most
toppled and their wells were abandoned Generous and Munificent (22:58).
(22:45). [22:59.] God will certainly admit them to a
[22:46.] Have they not travelled (sufficiently) in pleasant dwelling. God is All-knowing
the land to have understanding hearts and Forbearing. (22:59)
and listening ears? It is their hearts [22:60.] One who is wronged and who retaliates
which are blind, not their ears. (22:46) by that which is equal to his suffering,
[22:47.] They want you to bring upon them their God will certainly help him; He is All-
punishment without delay. God never pardoning and All-forgiving. (22:60)
disregards His promise. One day for [22:61.] God causes the night to enter the day
God is equal to a thousand years for you and the day to enter the night. He is All-
(22:47). hearing and All-aware (22:61).
[22:48.] To how many unjust towns have We [22:62.] God is the Supreme Truth and whatever
given respite and then sized with they worship instead of Him is
torment. To Me do all things return. falsehood. God is most Exalted and
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[22:63.] Have you not seen that God has sent snatch something from them they would
water from the sky and has made the not be able to rescue it from the fly.
earth green all over. He is Kind and All- How feeble are such worshippers and
aware (22:63). that which they worship. (22:73)
[22:64.] To Him belongs all that is in the [22:74.] They have not revered God properly.
heavens and the earth. God is Self- God is All-powerful and Majestic
sufficient and Praiseworthy (22:64). (22:74).
[22:65.] Have you not seen that God, through [22:75.] God chooses Messengers from both
His command, has made all that is in angels and human beings. God is All-
the earth and the ships that sail on the hearing and All-aware (22:75).
sea subservient to you? He prevents the [22:76.] God knows all that they have and all
sky from falling on the earth unless He that is behind them, and to Him do all
decides otherwise. God is things return. (22:76)
Compassionate and Merciful to [22:77.] Believers, worship your Lord, bow
mankind (22:65). down and prostrate yourselves before
[22:66.] It is He who has given you life, He will Him and do virtuous deeds so that
make you die and will make you live perhaps you will have everlasting
again. Surely the human being is happiness. (22:77)
ungrateful. (22:66) [22:78.] Strive steadfastly for the Cause of God.
[22:67.] We enjoined every nation with certain He has chosen you but has not imposed
worship acts which they perform. The on you hardship in your religion, the
unbelievers must not dispute with you noble religion of your father, Abraham.
about the manner of your worship. God named you Muslims before and in
Invite them to follow the right path of this Book, so that the Messenger will
the Lord (22:67). witness (your actions) and will be the
[22:68.] If they still dispute with you about your witness over mankind. Be steadfast in
worship, tell them, "God knows best your prayer, pay the religious tax, and
what you do (22:68). seek protection from God; He is your
[22:69.] He will issue His decree about your Guardian, a gracious Guardian and
differences on the Day of Judgment." Helper. (22:78)
(22:69)
[22:70.] Do you not know that God knows all
that is in the heavens and the earth? His
decree is already recorded in the Book
and issuing such a Judgment is not THE BELIEVERS (23) (al-mu'minun)
difficult for Him at all. (22:70)
[22:71.] They worship things instead of God that Number of Verses: 118
have received no authority (from the
heavens) nor have they any knowledge In the Name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful
of such authority. The unjust people
will have no one to help them. (22:71) [23:1.] Triumphant indeed are the believers,
[22:72.] When Our authoritative revelations are (23:1)
recited to the unbelievers, you can [23:2.] who are submissive to God in their
clearly read the dislike on their faces. prayers, (23:2)
They almost attack those who read Our [23:3.] who avoid impious talks, (23:3)
revelations to them. Say to them, [23:4.] pay their religious tax (23:4)
"Should I tell you about what is the [23:5.] and restrain their carnal desires (23:5)
worst thing for you than these [23:6.] except with their spouses and slave-
revelations? It is the fire which God has girls. The practice of carnal relations is
prepared for the unbelievers. What a lawful with them (23:6).
terrible destination! (22:72) [23:7.] Those who desire to go beyond such
[22:73.] People, listen to this parable: Those limits they commit transgression, (23:7)
whom you worship instead of God do [23:8.] those who are true to their trust, (23:8)
not have the power to create even a fly, [23:9.] to their promise, (23:9)
even though all of them would come [23:10.] and who are steadfast in their prayer
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[23:11.] These are the heirs of Paradise wherein [23:26.] Noah prayed, "Lord, help me; they have
they will live forever. (23:11) called me a liar" (23:26).
[23:12.] We have created the human being from [23:27.] We inspired him, saying, "Build the Ark
an extract of clay (23:12) before Our eyes and by the instruction
[23:13.] which was then turned into a living of Our revelation. When our decree
germ and placed in safe depository comes to pass and water comes forth
(23:13). from the Oven, embark in the Ark with
[23:14.] The living germ, then, was turned into a a pair of every kind of animals and your
shapeless lump of flesh from which family except those already doomed (to
bones were formed. The bones, then, perish).
were covered with flesh. At this stage,
We caused it to become another Do not plead with Me for the unjust;
creature. All blessings belong to God, they will be drowned." (23:27)
the best Creator (23:14).
[23:15.] Thereafter you will certainly die (23:15) [23:28.] When all of you settle in the Ark, say,
[23:16.] and you will be brought back to life "Only God Who has saved us from the
again on the Day of Resurrection.
unjust people deserves all praise"
(23:16) (23:28).
[23:17.] We have created seven heavens above [23:29.] Say, "Lord, grant us a blessed landing
you and have never been neglectful to
from the Ark; You are the One who
Our Creation (23:17). provides the safest landing" (23:29).
[23:18.] We have sent a measure of water from [23:30.] In this story there is enough evidence
the sky to stay on earth and We have the
(of the Truth); thus do We try
power to take it away (23:18). (mankind) (23:30)
[23:19.] We have established for you gardens of [23:31.] We brought another generation into
palm trees and vineyards with this water
existence after the people of Noah
with many fruits for you to consume (23:31).
(23:19). [23:32.] We sent to them a Messenger from
[23:20.] We have also created for you the tree
among their own people who told them,
that grows on Mount Sinai which "Worship God; He is your only Lord.
produces oil and relish for those who
Will you then not have fear of Him?"
use it. (23:20) (23:32)
[23:21.] There is a lesson for you concerning [23:33.] A group of his people who disbelieved
cattle. We provide you with drink from
him and had called the Day of Judgment
their bellies and many other benefits. a lie and whom We had made
You can consume them as meat (23:21). prosperous in this life, said, "He is a
[23:22.] You are carried by the animals on land
mere mortal like you. He eats and
and by the ships in the sea. (23:22) drinks as you do (23:33).
[23:23.] We sent Noah to his people who said, [23:34.] If you follow a mortal like yourselves
"My people, worship God for He is
you will certainly be lost (23:34).
your only Lord. Will you then not have [23:35.] Does he promise you that after you die
fear of Him?" (23:23). and become dust and bones you will be
[23:24.] The chiefs of the unbelievers said to the
brought back to life again? (23:35).
others, "He is a mere mortal like you. [23:36.] Such a promise will never come true
He wants only to be superior to you. (23:36).
Had God wanted He would have sent
[23:37.] This is our only life. We live and will
the angels (instead of him). die but we will never be brought back to
life again (23:37).
We have never heard from our fathers [23:38.] He is only a man who invents lies
anything like what he says (23:24). against God, so have no faith in him"
(23:38).
[23:25.] He is only an insane person. Wait for [23:39.] The Messenger prayed, "Lord, help me;
some time. Perhaps he will come to his they have called me a liar" (23:39).
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[23:40.] God replied, "After a very short time [23:57.] Only those who are, out of fear of Him,
they will certainly regret for their humble before their Lord, (23:57)
deeds." (23:40) [23:58.] who believe in the revelations of their
[23:41.] A blast struck them for a just cause, and Lord, (23:58)
We made them look like withered [23:59.] who consider nothing equal to their
leaves. God keeps the unjust people Lord, (23:59)
away from His mercy. (23:41) [23:60.] who spend their property for the cause
[23:42.] After them We brought another of God, and whose hearts are afraid of
generation into existence (23:42). their return (23:60)
[23:43.] Every nation has an appointed life span [23:61.] to God, these are the ones who really
(23:43). compete with each other in virtuous
[23:44.] We sent Our messengers one after the deeds and are the foremost ones in the
other but whenever a Messenger would task. (23:61)
come to a nation, its people would call [23:62.] We do not impose on any soul what is
him a liar and We would destroy one beyond its capacity. We have the Book
nation after the other, thus, only their which speaks the truth and no injustice
stories were left behind them. God will be done to it (23:62).
keeps the unbelievers far away from His [23:63.] In fact, the hearts of the unbelievers are
Mercy. (23:44) in the dark because of their ignorance of
[23:45.] Then We sent Moses and his brother real virtue; they act against it. (23:63)
Aaron with Our miracles and clear [23:64.] But when We will strike with torment
authority (23:45) those (unbelievers) who are rich, they
[23:46.] to the Pharaoh and his nobles. But they will start to cry for help (23:64).
behaved proudly and thought [23:65.] We shall tell them, "Do not cry for help
themselves superior people (23:46). on this day; you will receive none from
[23:47.] They said, "Should we believe in two Us" (23:65).
mere mortals who are like ourselves and [23:66.] Our revelations had certainly been
whose people are our slaves?" (23:47). recited to you, but you turned your
[23:48.] They called them liars and consequently backs to them (23:66)
were destroyed. (23:48) [23:67.] and arrogantly mocked and reviled
[23:49.] We gave the Book to Moses so that them. (23:67)
perhaps they may have guidance. [23:68.] Was it that you did not give any thought
(23:49) to it (the Quran)? Was it different from
[23:50.] We made the son of Mary and his what was revealed to your fathers?
mother a miracle and settled them on a (23:68).
high land, quite secure and watered by a [23:69.] Or did you not recognize your
spring. (23:50) Messenger and, thus, denied him
[23:51.] I told them, "Messengers, eat from the (Muhammad) (23:69)
pure things and act righteously; I know [23:70.] or you said that he is possessed by
all that you do (23:51). satan? In fact, he has brought you the
[23:52.] Your religion is one and I am your truth, but most of you dislike it. (23:70)
Lord. Have fear of Me" (23:52). [23:71.] Had the truth followed their desires, the
[23:53.] The people divided themselves into heavens and the earth and all that is in
many sects, each with their own book them would have been destroyed. We
and each happy with whatever they had. sent them the Quran but they ignored it
(23:53) (23:71).
[23:54.] (Muhammad), leave them alone in their [23:72.] (Do they disbelieve because) you asked
dark ignorance for an appointed time them for payment? The reward that you
(23:54). will receive from your Lord is the best.
[23:55.] Do they think that We are helping them He is the best Provider (23:72).
by giving them children and property? [23:73.] (Muhammad), you certainly have
(23:55). called them to the right path, (23:73)
[23:56.] We provide them with the means of [23:74.] but those who disbelieve the life
competing with each other in virtuous hereafter deviate from the right path.
deeds, but they do not realize this (23:74)
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[23:75.] Even if We were to grant them mercy exalted to be as they believe Him to be
and rescue them from hardship, they (23:91).
would still blindly persist in their [23:92.] He has the knowledge of all seen and
rebellion (23:75). unseen things. He is too exalted to be
[23:76.] We struck them with torment, but they considered equal to anything else.
did not submit themselves to their Lord, (23:92)
nor did they make themselves humble [23:93.] Say, "Lord, if you will afflict them with
(23:76) punishment, (23:93)
[23:77.] until We opened the gate of greater [23:94.] exclude me from the unjust people"
torment (death) and they suddenly (23:94).
found themselves in despair. (23:77) [23:95.] We have the Power to strike them with
[23:78.] It is God who has created ears, eyes, torment before your very eyes. (23:95)
and hearts for you. Little are the thanks [23:96.] Respond to the injustice (done to you)
that you give (23:78). with the better deed. We know best
[23:79.] It is God who has settled you on the what they attribute to God (23:96).
earth and before Him you will all be [23:97.] Say, "Lord, I seek your protection
assembled (23:79). against the strong temptations of the
[23:80.] It is He who gives life and causes death devils (23:97).
and it is He who alternates night and [23:98.] I seek your protection should they
day. Will you not then understand? approach me." (23:98)
(23:80) [23:99.] When death approaches one of the
[23:81.] They say exactly the same thing as the unbelievers, he says, "Lord, send me
people who lived before (23:81). back again (23:99)
[23:82.] They say, "When we die and become [23:100.] so that perhaps I shall act
dust and bones, shall we then be raised righteously for the rest of my life."
up again? (23:82). Although he will say so but his wish
[23:83.] Our fathers and we have been given will never come true. After death they
such promises before. These are no will be behind a barrier until the day of
more than ancient legends." (23:83) their resurrection (23:100).
[23:84.] (Muhammad), say to them, "Tell me, if [23:101.] There will be no kindred
you know, to whom does the earth and relations nor any opportunity to ask
its contents belong?" (23:84). about others or seek their assistance
[23:85.] They will quickly reply, "It belongs to after the trumpet has sounded (23:101).
God." Say, "Will you not, then, take [23:102.] If the side of ones good deeds
heed?" (23:85). weighs heavier on a scale, he will have
[23:86.] Ask them, "Who is the Lord of the everlasting happiness, (23:102)
seven heavens and the Great Throne?" [23:103.] but if it weighs less, one will
(23:86). be lost forever in hell (23:103).
[23:87.] They will quickly say, "It is God." Say, [23:104.] The fire will scorch their faces
"Will you not then have fear of Him?" and they will be groaning therein in
(23:87). pain (23:104).
[23:88.] Ask them, "If you have any knowledge, [23:105.] (They will be told), "Were Our
in whose hands is the ownership of all revelations not recited to you and did
things? Who is the one who gives you not call them lies?" (23:105).
protection and yet He Himself is never [23:106.] They will reply, "Lord, our
protected?" (23:88). hard-heartedness overcame us and we
[23:89.] They will reply spontaneously, "It is went astray (23:106).
God." Ask them, "Why has falsehood [23:107.] Lord, take us out of this and if
bewitched you?" (23:89) we sin again, we shall certainly be
[23:90.] We have sent them the truth and they, unjust" (23:107).
certainly, are liars. (23:90) [23:108.] He will say, "Be quiet and say
[23:91.] God has never given birth to a son and nothing." (23:108)
there is no other god besides Him. If [23:109.] There was a group of my
there were, each god would have taken servants among you who always
away his creatures and claimed prayed: Lord, forgive us and grant us
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mercy; You are the best of those who Day of Judgment. Let it take place in
show mercy. (23:109) the presence of a group of believers
[23:110.] "You mocked and laughed at (24:2).
them until you forgot all about Me [24:3.] No one should marry a fornicator
(23:110). except a fornicatress or a pagan woman.
[23:111.] On this day I have given them No one should marry a fornicatress
their reward for their exercising except a fornicator or a pagan man.
patience and it is they who have Such (marriage) is unlawful to the
triumphed." (23:111) believers. (24:3)
[23:112.] God will ask them, "How [24:4.] Those who accuse married women of
many years did you live in your committing adultery - but are not able to
graves?" (23:112). prove their accusation by producing
[23:113.] They will reply. "We remained four witness - must be flogged eighty
for about a day or part of it, but ask lashes. Never accept their testimony
those who have kept count" (23:113). thereafter because they are sinful, (24:4)
[23:114.] God will say, "You have [24:5.] except that of those who afterwards
indeed remained there for a short time. repent and reform themselves; God is
Would that you knew it during your life All-forgiving and All-merciful. (24:5)
time (23:114). [24:6.] Those who accuse their spouses of
[23:115.] Did you think that We had committing adultery but have no
created you for a playful purpose and witness except themselves, should
that you were not to return to Us?" testify four times saying, "God is my
(23:115) witness that I am telling the truth"
[23:116.] God is the most exalted King (24:6).
and the Supreme Truth. He is the only [24:7.] They should say on the fifth time, "Let
God and the Lord of the Gracious God's curse be upon me if I am a liar"
Throne (23:116). (24:7).
[23:117.] One who worships things [24:8.] The spouse will be acquitted of the
besides God has no proof of the punishment if she challenges his
authority of such things. God is testimony by saying four times, "God is
certainly keeping the record of his my witness that he is a liar" (24:8).
deeds. The unbelievers will not have [24:9.] On the fifth time she should say, "Let
everlasting happiness. (23:117) the curse of God be upon me if what he
[23:118.] (Muhammad), say, "Lord, says is true." (24:9)
forgive me and grant me mercy; You [24:10.] Had it not been for God's favors and
are the best of the Merciful Ones. mercy upon you (your life would have
(23:118) been in chaos).

God accepts repentance and He is All-


wise. (24:10)
THE LIGHT (24) (al-nur)
[24:11.] Those of you who have brought forward
Number of Verses: 64 a false report (against Aisha) do not
think that it will harm you. Rather it
In the Name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful will be a benefit to you. Each one of
you will face the result of his sin. The
one among the group who was the chief
[24:1.] This is a chapter which We have instigator will face a great torment
revealed to you and made obligatory for (24:11).
you to follow its guidance. We have [24:12.] Would that on your hearing this report,
revealed clear verses in it so that the believing men and woman among
perhaps you may take heed. (24:1) you had a favorable attitude towards it,
[24:2.] Flog the fornicatress and the fornicator and had said, "This report is clearly
with a hundred lashes each. Let there be false" (24:12).
no reluctance in enforcing the laws of
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[24:13.] Would that they had brought four [24:24.] on the day when their tongues, hands,
witness to testify to their report. Since and feet will testify to what they had
they brought none, they are liars before done (24:24).
God (24:13). [24:25.] On that day God will give them due
[24:14.] Were it not for the favors and mercy of recompense and they will know that
God upon you, in this world and in the God is the Supreme Judge. (24:25)
life to come, a great torment would [24:26.] Indecent woman are for indecent men
strike you for your involvement in this and indecent men are for indecent
false report (24:14). woman. Decent women are for decent
[24:15.] Your tongues moved and your mouths men and decent men are for decent
spoke of something of which you had women. The decent people are innocent
no knowledge. You thought it to be a of what people allege. They will receive
trivial matter, while in the eyes of God mercy and honorable sustenance.
it is blasphemy (24:15). (24:26)
[24:16.] Would that on hearing this report, you [24:27.] Believers, do not enter other's houses
had said, "We have nothing to say about until you have asked permission and
it. God forbid! It is a serious have greeted the people therein. This is
accusation." (24:16) best for you so that perhaps you may
[24:17.] God advises you never to do such things remember (God's guidance) (24:27).
again if you have any faith (24:17). God [24:28.] If you do not find anyone therein, do
explains to you His revelations. He is not enter until you are given permission.
All-knowing and All-wise. (24:18) If you are told to go away, do so; this is
[24:18.] Those who like to publicize indecency more decent of you. God knows all that
among the believers will face painful you do. (24:28)
torment in this world and in the life to [24:29.] There is no harm for you to enter
come. God knows what you do not uninhabited houses where you have
know (24:19). some goods. God knows whatever you
[24:19.] Were it not for the favor and mercy of reveal or hide. (24:29)
God upon you (you would have faced [24:30.] (Muhammad), tell the believing men to
painful punishment in this world and cast down their eyes and guard their
the life to come). carnal desires; this will make them
[24:20.] God is Compassionate and Merciful. more pure. God is certainly aware of
(24:20) what they do. (24:30)
[24:21.] Believers, do not follow the footsteps of [24:31.] Tell the believing woman to cast down
satan; whoever does so will be made by their eyes, guard their chastity, and not
satan to commit indecency and sin. to show off their beauty except what is
Were it not for the favor and mercy of permitted by the law. Let them cover
God, none of you would ever have been their breasts with their veils. They must
purified. God purifies whomever He not show off their beauty to anyone
wants. God is All-hearing and All- other than their husbands, father, father-
knowing. (24:21) in-laws, sons, step-sons, brothers, sons
[24:22.] The well-to-do and the rich among you of brothers and sisters, women of their
should not fail to give to relatives, the kind, their slaves, immature male
destitute, and Emigrants for the cause of servants, or immature boys. They must
God. Be considerate and forgiving. Do not stamp their feet to show off their
you not want God to forgive you? God hidden ornaments. All of you believers,
is All-forgiving and All-merciful. turn to God in repentance so that
(24:22) perhaps you will have everlasting
[24:23.] Those who slander the unaware but happiness. (24:31)
chaste and believing women (of [24:32.] Marry the single people among you and
committing unlawful carnal relations) the righteous slaves and slave-girls. If
are condemned in this life and in the life you are poor, God will make you rich
hereafter. They will suffer a great through His favor; He is Bountiful and
punishment (24:23) All-knowing (24:32).
[24:33.] Let those who cannot find someone to
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makes them rich through His favors. Let can have no light unless God gives him
the slaves who want to buy their light. (24:40)
freedom have an agreement with you in [24:41.] Have you not considered that all that is
writing if you find them to be virtuous. between the heavens and the earth
Give them money out of God's property glorifies God and that the birds spread
which He has given to you. Do not their wings in the air to glorify God? He
force your girls into prostitution to knows everyone's prayers and praising;
make money if they want to be chaste. God has absolute knowledge of what
If they have been compelled to do so, they do (24:41).
God will be All-merciful and All- [24:42.] To God belongs the kingdom of the
forgiving to them. (24:33) heavens and the earth, and to Him do all
[24:34.] We have revealed to you illustrious things return. (24:42)
revelations, stories of the past [24:43.] Do you not see that God moves the
generations, and good advice for the clouds gently, brings them together,
pious people. (24:34) piles them up, and then you can see the
[24:35.] God is the light of the heavens and the rain coming from them. He sends down
earth. A metaphor for His light is a hailstones from the mountains in the
niche in which there is a lamp placed in sky. With them He strikes or protects
a glass. The glass is like a shining star from them whomever He wants. The
which is lit from a blessed olive tree lightening can almost take away the
that is neither eastern nor western. Its sight. (24:43)
oil almost lights up even though it has [24:44.] God alternates the night and the day. In
not been touched by the fire. It is light this there is a lesson for the people of
upon light. God guides to His light understanding. (24:44)
whomever He wants. God uses various [24:45.] God has created every living being from
metaphors. He has the knowledge of all water: Some of them creep on their
things. (24:35) bellies; some walk on two feet and
[24:36.] (This niche) is in the houses that God some of them walk on four legs. God
has declared to be highly respected and creates whatever He wants. He has
His Name be mentioned therein in glory power over all things. (24:45)
in the morning and evening (24:36) [24:46.] We have revealed illustrious
[24:37.] by people, who can neither be diverted revelations. God guides to the right path
by merchandise nor bargaining from whomever He wants. (24:46)
worshipping God, saying their prayers [24:47.] They say, "We have believed in God
and paying religious tax. They do these and the Messenger and we have obeyed
things, for they are afraid of the day them." Then a group of them turn away
when all hearts and eyes will undergo from their (belief).
terrible unrest and crisis (24:37).
[24:38.] (They worship Him) so that God will They are not believers (24:47).
reward their best deeds and give them
more through His favors. God gives [24:48.] When they are called to God and His
sustenance to whomever He wants Messenger so that they will judge
without account. (24:38)
among them, suddenly, some of them
[24:39.] The deeds of the unbelievers are like a turn away. (24:48)
mirage which a thirsty man thinks is [24:49.] If right was on their side, they would
water until he goes near and finds
come quickly (24:49).
nothing. Instead he finds God who gives [24:50.] Are their hearts sick? Do they have
him his due recompense. God's doubts or are they afraid that God and
reckoning is swift (24:39).
His Messenger may do injustice to
[24:40.] Or it (the deeds of the unbelievers) are them? In fact, they, themselves, are
like the darkness of a deep, stormy sea
unjust (24:50).
with layers of giant waves, covered by
[24:51.] When the believers are called to God
dark clouds. It is darkness upon and His Messenger to be judged, their
darkness whereby even if one stretches
only words are, "We have listened and
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obeyed." They will have everlasting [24:60.] Elderly women who have no hope of
happiness (24:51). getting married are allowed not to wear
[24:52.] Those who obey God and His the kind of clothing that young woman
Messenger, who are humble before must wear, as long as they do not show
Him, and who have fear of Him will, off their beauty. It is better for them if
certainly, be successful. (24:52) they maintain chastity. God is All-
[24:53.] They strongly swear by God that they hearing and All-knowing. (24:60)
would march to fight (for the cause of [24:61.] It is no sin for the blind, the lame, the
God) if you were to order them to. Tell sick ones, and yourselves to eat at your
them, "You do not need to swear; own homes, or the homes of your
fighting for the cause of God is a father, mothers, brothers, sisters, your
virtuous deed and God is Well Aware of paternal and maternal uncles, aunts, or
what you do" (24:53). at the homes of your friend, and the
[24:54.] Say to them, "Obey God and His homes with which you are entrusted. It
Messenger. If you turn away, the makes no difference whether you eat all
Messenger and the people will each be together or one person at a time. When
responsible for their own obligations. If you enter a house, say the blessed
you follow the Messenger, you will greeting which God has instructed you
have the right guidance. The to say. Thus does God explain to you
responsibility of the Messenger is only His revelations so that perhaps you will
to preach." (24:54) understand. (24:61)
[24:55.] God has promised the righteously [24:62.] The true believers are those who have
striving believers to appoint them as His faith in God and His Messenger and
deputies on earth, as He had appointed when they are dealing with the
those who lived before. He will make Messenger in important matters, they do
the religion that He has chosen for them not leave without his permission.
to stand supreme. He will replace their (Muhammad), those who ask your
fear with peace and security so that they permission believe in God and His
will worship God alone and consider no Messenger. When they ask your leave
one equal to Him. Whoever becomes an to attend to their affairs, you may give
unbeliever after this will be a sinful permission to anyone of them you
person. (24:55) choose and ask forgiveness for them
[24:56.] Be steadfast in prayer, pay the religious from God. God is All-forgiving and All-
tax and obey the Messenger so that merciful. (24:62)
perhaps you will receive mercy (24:56). [24:63.] Do not address the Messenger as you
[24:57.] The unbelievers should not think that would call each other. God knows those
they can defeat God on earth. Their who secretly walk away from you and
dwelling will be hell, the most terrible hide themselves. Those who oppose the
abode. (24:57) Messengers should beware, lest some
[24:58.] Believers, your slaves and the immature trouble or a painful torment should
people must ask your permission three befall them. (24:63)
times a day before entering your house: [24:64.] The heavens and the earth, certainly,
before the morning prayer, at noon time belong to God. He surely knows all
and after the late evening prayer; these about you in this life. On the day when
are most private times. After your you return to Him, He will tell you all
permission has been granted, there is no about whatever you have done. God has
harm if they come into your presence the knowledge of all things. (24:64)
from time to time. This is how God
explains His revelations to you. God is
All-knowing and All-wise. (24:58)
[24:59.] When your children become mature,
they must ask your permission before DISCERNMENT (25) (al-furqan)
entering your house, as the rest of the
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[25:1.] Blessed is He who has revealed the [25:13.] When they are thrown, bound, into a
criteria (for discerning truth from narrow place therein, then only will
falsehood) to His servant so that He they wish for their death. (25:13)
could warn mankind (25:1). [25:14.] They will be told, "Do not pray to die
[25:2.] To Him belongs the kingdom of the only once but pray to die many times."
heavens and the earth. He has not (25:14)
begotten any sons, nor does He have [25:15.] (Muhammad), ask them, "Is what you
any partner in His kingdom. He has want better or the eternal garden
created all things with precisely promised to the pious ones as their
accurate planning. (25:2) reward and dwelling? (25:15)
[25:3.] Yet they have chosen for themselves [25:16.] Therein they will eternally have
other deities besides Him, who do not whatever they want. This is a binding
create anything but rather are promise from your Lord." (25:16)
themselves created, who have no power [25:17.] On the day when the unbelievers and
over their own benefits, or trouble, and whatever they had been worshipping
who have no control over life, death, besides God will be resurrected, He will
and resurrection. (25:3) ask the idols, "Did you mislead My
[25:4.] The unbelievers say, "This (Quran) is servants or did they themselves go
no more than a slanderous statement astray from the right path?" (25:17)
which h,e (Muhammad), with the help [25:18.] They will reply, "Lord, You alone
of some other people, has falsely deserve all glory! We were not
invented." Certainly, this statement is supposed to choose any guardian other
unjust and sinful (25:4). than you. Since you have been
[25:5.] They have also said, "It ,(the Quran), is benevolent to these people and their
only ancient legends, which were fathers, they forgot Your guidance and,
written down while they were dictated thus, became subject to perdition."
to him in the mornings and the (25:18)
evenings" (25:5). [25:19.] God will say (to the idolaters), "Your
[25:6.] (Muhammad), tell them, "The One who idols have rejected your faith. You
knows all the secrets of the heavens and cannot avoid their rejection nor can you
the earth has revealed it; He is All- find any help. Anyone of you who
forgiving and All-merciful." (25:6) commits injustice will be made to suffer
[25:7.] They say, "Why does this Messenger a great torment." (25:19)
eat food, and walk in the streets? Why [25:20.] All the Messengerss whom We sent
has not an angel been sent to him so that before, certainly, ate food and walked
they could preach the message together? through the streets. We have made some
(25:7). of you (people) a trial for the others.
[25:8.] Why has a treasure not been laid out for Would you then exercise patience?
him or a garden from which he could Your Lord is All-aware. (25:20)
eat been given to him." The unjust ones [25:21.] Those who have no desire to meet Us
say, "You are merely following a have said, "Would that the angels had
bewitched person" (25:8). been sent to us or that we could see our
[25:9.] Look at their various views about you! Lord." They are really filled with pride
They have gone astray and are not able and have committed the greatest and
to find the right path. (25:9) worst kind of rebellion and hostility.
[25:10.] Blessed is He who could give you (25:21)
palaces and gardens wherein streams [25:22.] On the day when the criminals see the
would flow, far better than what they angels, there will, certainly, be no
want you to have. (25:10) rejoicing for them. Rather, they will
[25:11.] They deny the Hour of Doom so We plead to the angels, "Please keep away
have prepared for them a burning fire from us (do not drive us into hell)."
(25:11). (25:22)
[25:12.] Even if they were to see [this fire] from [25:23.] We shall call their deeds into Our
a distant place, they would only listen to presence and scatter them into the air as
its raging and roaring. (25:12) dust (turn them devoid of all virtue).
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Quran Translated By: Muhammad Sarwar (Friday, February 21, 1997) AVINY.COM
A Last Divine Revelation of Peace for all ages & Reminder from God to mankind.

[25:24.] The dwellers of Paradise on that day happened to this town? In fact, they had
will have the best residence and resting no faith in the Resurrection. (25:40)
place. (25:24) [25:41.] (Muhammad), when they see you, they
[25:25.] On that day the sky will be crystal blue, will only mock you and say, "Has God
clear of clouds. The angels will descend really sent him as a Messengers?
in groups (25:25) (25:41)
[25:26.] and the Absolute kingdom will belong [25:42.] Had we not been steadfast he would
to the Beneficent God. (25:26) almost have led us astray from our
[25:27.] It will be a hard day for the unbelievers. gods." On facing torment they will soon
It will be a day when the unjust will bite know who had really gone astray.
their fingers, (regretfully) saying, (25:42)
"Would that we had followed the path [25:43.] How can you be the guardian of those
of the Messengers. (25:27) who have chosen their own desires as
[25:28.] Woe to us! Would that we had not been their Lord? (25:43)
friends with so and so. (25:28) [25:44.] Do you think that most of them listen
[25:29.] He led me away from the true guidance and understand? They are like cattle or
after it had come to us. Satan is a traitor even more, straying and confused.
to people." (25:29) (25:44)
[25:30.] The Messengers will say, "Lord, my [25:45.] Have you not seen that your Lord
people had abandoned this Quran." increases the shadow. Had He wanted
(25:30) He would have made it stationary], and
[25:31.] Thus, from the sinful people We made has made the sun their guide. (25:45)
enemies for every Prophet. Your Lord is [25:46.] Then He reduces it in gradual steps.
a Sufficient Guide and Helper. (25:31) (25:46)
[25:32.] The unbelievers have said, "Why was [25:47.] It is He who has made the night as a
the whole Quran not revealed to him at covering for you, sleep as a rest for you,
once?" We have revealed it to you in and the day for you to rise again.
gradual steps to strengthen your hearts (25:47)
and give you explanations. (25:32) [25:48.] It is He who sends the winds to you
[25:33.] We will support you with the Truth and with the glad news of His mercy and
the best interpretation whenever the who sends purifying rain from the sky
infidels argue against you. (25:33) (25:48)
[25:34.] Those who will be driven headlong into [25:49.] to revive the barren land and provide
hell will have a terrible dwelling; they water for many creatures, cattle, and
have certainly gone astray. (25:34) people. (25:49)
[25:35.] We gave the Book to Moses and made [25:50.] We send them rain from time to time so
his brother Aaron his Minister. (25:35) that they may take heed. Many people
[25:36.] We told them, "Both of you go to the have responded, but ungratefully.
people who have rejected Our (25:50)
revelations." We completely destroyed [25:51.] Had We wanted We could have sent a
these unbelievers. (25:36) Prophet to every town. (25:51)
[25:37.] We drowned the people of Noah [25:52.] Do not yield to the unbelievers but
because of their rejection of the