The Holy Qur'an

(complete online text) This is The Meanings Of The Holy Qur'an by Abdullah Yusufali, a widely respected En lish translation!
1. The Opening 2. The Cow 3. The Family Of 'Imran, The House Of 'Imran 4. Women . The Ta!le, The Ta!le "prea# $. Ca%%le, &i'es%o() *. The Heigh%s +. "poils Of War, ,oo%y -. .epen%an(e, /ispensa%ion 10. 1onah 11. Hu# 12. 1oseph 13. The Thun#er 14. 2!raham 1 . 2l3hi4r, "%onelan#, .o() Ci%y 1$. The ,ee 1*. Isra', The 5igh% 1ourney, Chil#ren Of Israel 1+. The Ca'e 1-. 6ary 20. Ta3ha 21. The 7rophe%s 22. The 7ilgrimage 23. The ,elie'ers 24. &igh% 2 . The Cri%erion, The "%an#ar# 2$. The 7oe%s 2*. The 2n%, The 2n%s 2+. The "%ory, "%ories 2-. The "pi#er 30. The .omans, The ,y8an%ines 31. &u9man 32. The 7ros%ra%ion, Worship, 2#ora%ion 33. The Clans, The Coali%ion, The Com!ine# For(es 34. "a!a, "he!a 3 . The 2ngels, Origna%or

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+0. He Frowne#C +1. The O'er%hrowing, B?%inguishe#C Wrapping Things ;p +2. The Clea'ing, ,urs%ing 2par% +3. /efrau#ing, The Chea%s, Chea%ing +4. The "un#ering, "pli%%ing Open + . The 6ansions Of The "%ars, Cons%ella%ions +$. The 6orning "%ar, The 5igh%(omer +*. The 6os% High, >lory To :our &or# In The Highes% ++. The O'erwhelming, The 7all +-. The /awn, /ay!rea) -0. The Ci%y, This Coun%rysi#e -1. The "un -2. The 5igh% -3. The 6orning Hours, 6orning ,righ%C -4. "ola(e, Consola%ion, .elief - . The Fig, The Fig%ree -$. The Clo%, .ea#C -*. 7ower, Fa%e -+. The Clear 7roof, B'i#en(e --. The Bar%h9ua)e 100. The Courser, The Chargers 101. The Calami%y, The "%unning ,low, The /isas%er 102. .i'alry In Worl# In(rease, Compe%i%ion 103. The /e(lining /ay, B'en%i#e, The Bpo(h 104. The Tra#u(er, The >ossipmonger 10 . The Blephan% 10$. Win%er, Auraysh 10*. "mall Din#nesses, 2lmsgi'ing, Ha'e :ou "eenE 10+. 2!un#an(e, 7len%y 10-. The /is!elie'ers, 2%heis%s 110. "u((our, /i'ine "uppor% 111. 7alm Fi!re, The Flame 112. The ;ni%y, "in(eri%y, Oneness Of >o# 113. The /ay!rea), /awn 114. 6an)in#

"urah #! The $penin

#! In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. %! Praise be to Allah, the Cherisher and Sustainer of the worlds; &! Most Gracious, Most Merciful; '! Master of the Day of Jud ment. (! !hee do we worshi", and !hine aid we see#. )! Show us the strai ht way, *! !he way of those on whom !hou hast bestowed !hy Grace, those whose $"ortion% is not wrath, and who o not astray.

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In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
#! A.1.M. %! !his is the 2oo#; in it is uidance sure, without doubt, to those who fear Allah. &! 3ho belie4e in the 5nseen, are steadfast in "rayer, and s"end out of what 3e ha4e "ro4ided for them; '! And who belie4e in the 6e4elation sent to thee, and sent before thy time, and $in their hearts% ha4e the assurance of the 7ereafter. (! !hey are on $true% uidance, from their 1ord, and it is these who will "ros"er. )! As to those who re8ect 9aith, it is the same to them whether thou warn them or do not warn them; they will not belie4e. *! Allah hath set a seal on their hearts and on their hearin , and on their eyes is a 4eil; reat is the "enalty they $incur%.

-! :f the "eo"le there are some who say; <3e belie4e in Allah and the 1ast Day;< but they do not $really% belie4e. .! 9ain would they decei4e Allah and those who belie4e, but they only decei4e themsel4es, and realise $it% not= #/! In their hearts is a disease; and Allah has increased their disease; And rie4ous is the "enalty they $incur%, because they are false $to themsel4es%. ##! 3hen it is said to them; <Ma#e not mischief on the earth,< they say; <3hy, we only 3ant to ma#e "eace=< #%! :f a surety, they are the ones who ma#e mischief, but they realise $it% not. #&! 3hen it is said to them; <2elie4e as the others belie4e;< !hey say; <Shall we belie4e as the fools belie4e>< ?ay, of a surety they are the fools, but they do not #now. #'! 3hen they meet those who belie4e, they say; <3e belie4e;< but when they are alone with their e4il ones, they say; <3e are really with you; 3e $were% only 8estin .< #(! Allah will throw bac# their moc#ery on them, and i4e them ro"e in their tres"asses; so they will wander li#e blind ones $!o and fro%. #)! !hese are they who ha4e bartered Guidance for error; 2ut their traffic is "rofitless, and they ha4e lost true direction, #*! !heir similitude is that of a man who #indled a fire; when it li hted all around him, Allah too# away their li ht and left them in utter dar#ness. So they could not see. #-! Deaf, dumb, and blind, they will not return $to the "ath%. #.! :r $another similitude% is that of a rain@laden cloud from the s#y; In it are Aones of dar#ness, and thunder and li htnin ; !hey "ress their fin ers in their ears to #ee" out the stunnin thunder@cla", the while they are in terror of death. 2ut Allah is e4er round the re8ecters of 9aith= %/! !he li htnin all but snatches away their si ht; e4ery time the li ht $7el"s% them, they wal# therein, and when the dar#ness rows on them, they stand still. And if Allah willed, 7e could ta#e away their faculty of hearin and seein ; for Allah hath "ower o4er all thin s. %#! : ye "eo"le= Adore your Guardian@1ord, who created you and those who came before you, that ye may ha4e the chance to learn ri hteousness;

%%! 3ho has made the earth your couch, and the hea4ens your cano"y; and sent down rain from the hea4ens; and brou ht forth therewith 9ruits for your sustenance; then set not u" ri4als unto Allah when ye #now $the truth%. %&! And if ye are in doubt as to what 3e ha4e re4ealed from time to time to :ur ser4ant, then "roduce a Sura li#e thereunto; and call your witnesses or hel"ers $If there are any% besides Allah, if your $doubts% are true. %'! 2ut if ye cannot@ and of a surety ye cannot@ then fear the 9ire whose fuel is men and stones,@ which is "re"ared for those who re8ect 9aith. %(! 2ut i4e lad tidin s to those who belie4e and wor# ri hteousness, that their "ortion is Gardens, beneath which ri4ers flow. B4ery time they are fed with fruits therefrom, they say; <3hy, this is what we were fed with before,< for they are i4en thin s in similitude; and they ha4e therein com"anions "ure $and holy%; and they abide therein $for e4er%. %)! Allah disdains not to use the similitude of thin s, lowest as well as hi hest. !hose who belie4e #now that it is truth from their 1ord; but those who re8ect 9aith say; <3hat means Allah by this similitude>< 2y it 7e causes many to stray, and many 7e leads into the ri ht "ath; but 7e causes not to stray, eCce"t those who forsa#e $the "ath%,@ %*! !hose who brea# Allah.s Co4enant after it is ratified, and who sunder what Allah 7as ordered to be 8oined, and do mischief on earth; !hese cause loss $only% to themsel4es. %-! 7ow can ye re8ect the faith in Allah.@ seein that ye were without life, and 7e a4e you life; then will 7e cause you to die, and will a ain brin you to life; and a ain to 7im will ye return. %.! It is 7e 3ho hath created for you all thin s that are on earth; Moreo4er 7is desi n com"rehended the hea4ens, for 7e a4e order and "erfection to the se4en firmaments; and of all thin s 7e hath "erfect #nowled e. &/! 2ehold, thy 1ord said to the an els; <I will create a 4ice erent on earth.< !hey said; <3ilt !hou "lace therein one who will ma#e mischief therein and shed blood>@ whilst we do celebrate !hy "raises and lorify !hy holy $name%>< 7e said; <I #now what ye #now not.< &#! And 7e tau ht Adam the nature of all thin s; then 7e "laced them before the an els, and said; <!ell me the nature of these if ye are ri ht.< &%! !hey said; <Glory to !hee, of #nowled e 3e ha4e none, sa4e what !hou 7ast tau ht us; In truth it is !hou 3ho art "erfect in #nowled e and wisdom.< &&! 7e said; <: Adam= !ell them their natures.< 3hen he had told them, Allah said; <Did I not tell you that I #now the secrets of hea4en and earth, and I #now what ye re4eal and what ye conceal><

&'! And behold, 3e said to the an els; <2ow down to Adam< and they bowed down. ?ot so Iblis; he refused and was hau hty; 7e was of those who re8ect 9aith. &(! 3e said; <: Adam= dwell thou and thy wife in the Garden; and eat of the bountiful thin s therein as $where and when% ye will; but a""roach not this tree, or ye run into harm and trans ression.< &)! !hen did Satan ma#e them sli" from the $ arden%, and et them out of the state $of felicity% in which they had been. 3e said; <Get ye down, all $ye "eo"le%, with enmity between yoursel4es. :n earth will be your dwellin @"lace and your means of li4elihood @ for a time.< &*! !hen learnt Adam from his 1ord words of ins"iration, and his 1ord !urned towards him; for 7e is :ft@6eturnin , Most Merciful. &-! 3e said; <Get ye down all from here; and if, as is sure, there comes to you Guidance from me, whosoe4er follows My uidance, on them shall be no fear, nor shall they rie4e. &.! <2ut those who re8ect 9aith and belie :ur Si ns, they shall be com"anions of the 9ire; they shall abide therein.< '/! : Children of Israel= call to mind the $s"ecial% fa4our which I bestowed u"on you, and fulfil your co4enant with Me as I fulfil My Co4enant with you, and fear none but Me. '#! And belie4e in what I re4eal, confirmin the re4elation which is with you, and be not the first to re8ect 9aith therein, nor sell My Si ns for a small "rice; and fear Me, and Me alone. '%! And co4er not !ruth with falsehood, nor conceal the !ruth when ye #now $what it is%. '&! And be steadfast in "rayer; "ractise re ular charity; and bow down your heads with those who bow down $in worshi"%. ''! Do ye en8oin ri ht conduct on the "eo"le, and for et $!o "ractise it% yoursel4es, and yet ye study the Scri"ture> 3ill ye not understand> '(! ?ay, see# $$Allah%Ds% hel" with "atient "erse4erance and "rayer; It is indeed hard, eCce"t to those who brin a lowly s"irit,@ ')! 3ho bear in mind the certainty that they are to meet their 1ord, and that they are to return to 7im. '*! Children of Israel= call to mind the $s"ecial% fa4our which I bestowed u"on you, and that I "referred you to all other $for My Messa e%.

'-! !hen uard yoursel4es a ainst a day when one soul shall not a4ail another nor shall intercession be acce"ted for her, nor shall com"ensation be ta#en from her, nor shall anyone be hel"ed $from outside%. '.! And remember, 3e deli4ered you from the "eo"le of Pharaoh; !hey set you hard tas#s and "unishments, slau htered your sons and let your women@fol# li4e; therein was a tremendous trial from your 1ord. (/! And remember 3e di4ided the sea for you and sa4ed you and drowned PharaohDs "eo"le within your 4ery si ht. (#! And remember 3e a""ointed forty ni hts for Moses, and in his absence ye too# the calf $for worshi"%, and ye did rie4ous wron . (%! B4en then 3e did for i4e you; there was a chance for you to be rateful. (&! And remember 3e a4e Moses the Scri"ture and the Criterion $2etween ri ht and wron %; !here was a chance for you to be uided ari ht. ('! And remember Moses said to his "eo"le; <: my "eo"le= Ee ha4e indeed wron ed yoursel4es by your worshi" of the calf; So turn $in re"entance% to your Ma#er, and slay yoursel4es $the wron @doers%; that will be better for you in the si ht of your Ma#er.< !hen 7e turned towards you $in for i4eness%; 9or 7e is :ft@ 6eturnin , Most Merciful. ((! And remember ye said; <: Moses= 3e shall ne4er belie4e in thee until we see Allah manifestly,< but ye were daAed with thunder and li htin e4en as ye loo#ed on. ()! !hen 3e raised you u" after your death; Ee had the chance to be rateful. (*! And 3e a4e you the shade of clouds and sent down to you Manna and Fuails, sayin ; <Bat of the ood thin s 3e ha4e "ro4ided for you;< $2ut they rebelled%; to us they did no harm, but they harmed their own souls. (-! And remember 3e said; <Bnter this town, and eat of the "lenty therein as ye wish; but enter the ate with humility, in "osture and in words, and 3e shall for i4e you your faults and increase $the "ortion of% those who do ood.< (.! 2ut the trans ressors chan ed the word from that which had been i4en them; so 3e sent on the trans ressors a "la ue from hea4en, for that they infrin ed $:ur command% re"eatedly. )/! And remember Moses "rayed for water for his "eo"le; 3e said; <Stri#e the roc# with thy staff.< !hen ushed forth therefrom twel4e s"rin s. Bach rou" #new its own "lace for water. So eat and drin# of the sustenance "ro4ided by Allah, and do no e4il nor mischief on the $face of the% earth.

)#! And remember ye said; <: Moses= we cannot endure one #ind of food $always%; so beseech thy 1ord for us to "roduce for us of what the earth roweth, @its "ot@herbs, and cucumbers, Its arlic, lentils, and onions.< 7e said; <3ill ye eCchan e the better for the worse> Go ye down to any town, and ye shall find what ye want=< !hey were co4ered with humiliation and misery; they drew on themsel4es the wrath of Allah. !his because they went on re8ectin the Si ns of Allah and slayin 7is Messen ers without 8ust cause. !his because they rebelled and went on trans ressin . )%! !hose who belie4e $in the GurDan%, and those who follow the Jewish $scri"tures%, and the Christians and the Sabians,@ any who belie4e in Allah and the 1ast Day, and wor# ri hteousness, shall ha4e their reward with their 1ord; on them shall be no fear, nor shall they rie4e. )&! And remember 3e too# your co4enant and 3e raised abo4e you $!he towerin hei ht% of Mount $Sinai% ; $Sayin %; <7old firmly to what 3e ha4e i4en you and brin $e4er% to remembrance what is therein; Perchance ye may fear Allah.< )'! 2ut ye turned bac# thereafter; 7ad it not been for the Grace and Mercy of Allah to you, ye had surely been amon the lost. )(! And well ye #new those amon st you who trans ressed in the matter of the Sabbath; 3e said to them; <2e ye a"es, des"ised and re8ected.< ))! So 3e made it an eCam"le to their own time and to their "osterity, and a lesson to those who fear Allah. )*! And remember Moses said to his "eo"le; <$Allah% commands that ye sacrifice a heifer.< !hey said; <Ma#est thou a lau hin @stoc# of us>< 7e said; <$Allah% sa4e me from bein an i norant $fool%=< )-! !hey said; <2eseech on our behalf !hy 1ord to ma#e "lain to us what $heifer% it is=< 7e said; <7e says; !he heifer should be neither too old nor too youn , but of middlin a e. ?ow do what ye are commanded=< ).! !hey said; <2eseech on our behalf !hy 1ord to ma#e "lain to us 7er colour.< 7e said; <7e says; A fawn@coloured heifer, "ure and rich in tone, the admiration of beholders=< */! !hey said; <2eseech on our behalf !hy 1ord to ma#e "lain to us what she is; !o us are all heifers ali#e; 3e wish indeed for uidance, if Allah wills.< *#! 7e said; <7e says; A heifer not trained to till the soil or water the fields; sound and without blemish.< !hey said; <?ow hast thou brou ht the truth.< !hen they offered her in sacrifice, but not with ood@will. *%! 6emember ye slew a man and fell into a dis"ute amon yoursel4es as to the crime; 2ut Allah was to brin forth what ye did hide.

*&! So 3e said; <Stri#e the $body% with a "iece of the $heifer%.< !hus Allah brin eth the dead to life and showeth you 7is Si ns; Perchance ye may understand. *'! !henceforth were your hearts hardened; !hey became li#e a roc# and e4en worse in hardness. 9or amon roc#s there are some from which ri4ers ush forth; others there are which when s"lit asunder send forth water; and others which sin# for fear of Allah. And Allah is not unmindful of what ye do. *(! Can ye $o ye men of 9aith% entertain the ho"e that they will belie4e in you>@ Seein that a "arty of them heard the 3ord of Allah, and "er4erted it #nowin ly after they understood it. *)! 2ehold= when they meet the men of 9aith, they say; <3e belie4e<; 2ut when they meet each other in "ri4ate, they say; <Shall you tell them what Allah hath re4ealed to you, that they may en a e you in ar ument about it before your 1ord><@ Do ye not understand $their aim%> **! Hnow they not that Allah #noweth what they conceal and what they re4eal> *-! And there are amon them illiterates, who #now not the 2oo#, but $see therein their own% desires, and they do nothin but con8ecture. *.! !hen woe to those who write the 2oo# with their own hands, and then say;<!his is from Allah,< to traffic with it for miserable "rice=@ 3oe to them for what their hands do write, and for the ain they ma#e thereby. -/! And they say; <!he 9ire shall not touch us but for a few numbered days;< Say; <7a4e ye ta#en a "romise from Allah, for 7e ne4er brea#s 7is "romise> or is it that ye say of Allah what ye do not #now>< -#! ?ay, those who see# ain in e4il, and are irt round by their sins,@ they are com"anions of the 9ire; !herein shall they abide $9or e4er%. -%! 2ut those who ha4e faith and wor# ri hteousness, they are com"anions of the Garden; !herein shall they abide $9or e4er%. -&! And remember 3e too# a co4enant from the Children of Israel $to this effect%; 3orshi" none but Allah. treat with #indness your "arents and #indred, and or"hans and those in need; s"ea# fair to the "eo"le; be steadfast in "rayer; and "ractise re ular charity. !hen did ye turn bac#, eCce"t a few amon you, and ye bac#slide $e4en now%. -'! And remember 3e too# your co4enant $to this effect%; Shed no blood amon st you, nor turn out your own "eo"le from your homes; and this ye solemnly ratified, and to this ye can bear witness.

-(! After this it is ye, the same "eo"le, who slay amon yoursel4es, and banish a "arty of you from their homes; assist $!heir enemies% a ainst them, in uilt and rancour; and if they come to you as ca"ti4es, ye ransom them, thou h it was not lawful for you to banish them. !hen is it only a "art of the 2oo# that ye belie4e in, and do ye re8ect the rest> but what is the reward for those amon you who beha4e li#e this but dis race in this life>@ and on the Day of Jud ment they shall be consi ned to the most rie4ous "enalty. 9or Allah is not unmindful of what ye do. -)! !hese are the "eo"le who buy the life of this world at the "rice of the 7ereafter; their "enalty shall not be li htened nor shall they be hel"ed. -*! 3e a4e Moses the 2oo# and followed him u" with a succession of a"ostles; 3e a4e Jesus the son of Mary Clear $Si ns% and stren thened him with the holy s"irit. Is it that whene4er there comes to you an a"ostle with what ye yoursel4es desire not, ye are "uffed u" with "ride>@ Some ye called im"ostors, and others ye slay= --! !hey say, <:ur hearts are the wra""in s $which "reser4e Allah.s 3ord; we need no more%.< ?ay, Allah.s curse is on them for their blas"hemy; 1ittle is it they belie4e. -.! And when there comes to them a 2oo# from Allah, confirmin what is with them,@ althou h from of old they had "rayed for 4ictory a ainst those without 9aith,@ when there comes to them that which they $should% ha4e reco nised, they refuse to belie4e in it but the curse of Allah is on those without 9aith. ./! Miserable is the "rice for which they ha4e sold their souls, in that they deny $the re4elation% which Allah has sent down, in insolent en4y that Allah of 7is Grace should send it to any of 7is ser4ants 7e "leases; !hus ha4e they drawn on themsel4es 3rath u"on 3rath. And humiliatin is the "unishment of those who re8ect 9aith. .#! 3hen it is said to them, <2elie4e in what Allah 7ath sent down, <they say, <3e belie4e in what was sent down to us;< yet they re8ect all besides, e4en if it be !ruth confirmin what is with them. Say; <3hy then ha4e ye slain the "ro"hets of Allah in times one by, if ye did indeed belie4e>< .%! !here came to you Moses with clear $Si ns%; yet ye worshi""ed the calf $B4en% after that, and ye did beha4e wron fully. .&! And remember 3e too# your co4enant and 3e raised abo4e you $the towerin hei ht% of Mount $Sinai%; $Sayin %; <7old firmly to what 3e ha4e i4en you, and hear#en $to the 1aw%<; !hey said;< 3e hear, and we disobey;< And they had to drin# into their hearts $of the taint% of the calf because of their 9aithlessness. Say; <Iile indeed are the behests of your 9aith if ye ha4e any faith=< .'! Say; <If the last 7ome, with Allah, be for you s"ecially, and not for anyone else, then see# ye for death, if ye are sincere.<

.(! 2ut they will ne4er see# for death, on account of the $sins% which their hands ha4e sent on before them. and Allah is well@acFuainted with the wron @doers. .)! !hou wilt indeed find them, of all "eo"le, most reedy of life,@e4en more than the idolaters; Bach one of them wishes 7e could be i4en a life of a thousand years; 2ut the rant of such life will not sa4e him from $due% "unishment. 9or Allah sees well all that they do. .*! Say; 3hoe4er is an enemy to Gabriel@for he brin s down the $re4elation% to thy heart by Allah.s will, a confirmation of what went before, and uidance and lad tidin s for those who belie4e,@ .-! 3hoe4er is an enemy to Allah and 7is an els and a"ostles, to Gabriel and Michael,@ 1o= Allah is an enemy to those who re8ect 9aith. ..! 3e ha4e sent down to thee Manifest Si ns $ayat%; and none re8ect them but those who are "er4erse. #//! Is it not $the case% that e4ery time they ma#e a co4enant, some "arty amon them throw it aside>@ ?ay, Most of them are faithless. #/#! And when there came to them an a"ostle from Allah, confirmin what was with them, a "arty of the "eo"le of the 2oo# threw away the 2oo# of Allah behind their bac#s, as if $it had been somethin % they did not #now= #/%! !hey followed what the e4il ones a4e out $falsely% a ainst the "ower of Solomon; the blas"hemers 3ere, not Solomon, but the e4il ones, teachin men Ma ic, and such thin s as came down at babylon to the an els 7arut and Marut. 2ut neither of these tau ht anyone $Such thin s% without sayin ; <3e are only for trial; so do not blas"heme.< !hey learned from them the means to sow discord between man and wife. 2ut they could not thus harm anyone eCce"t by Allah.s "ermission. And they learned what harmed them, not what "rofited them. And they #new that the buyers of $ma ic% would ha4e no share in the ha""iness of the 7ereafter. And 4ile was the "rice for which they did sell their souls, if they but #new= #/&! If they had #e"t their 9aith and uarded themsel4es from e4il, far better had been the reward from their 1ord, if they but #new= #/'! : ye of 9aith= Say not $to the Messen er. words of ambi uous im"ort, but words of res"ect; and hear#en $to him%; !o those without 9aith is a rie4ous "unishment. #/(! It is ne4er the wish of those without 9aith amon the Peo"le of the 2oo#, nor of the Pa ans, that anythin ood should come down to you from your 1ord. 2ut Allah will choose for 7is s"ecial Mercy whom 7e will @ for Allah is 1ord of race aboundin .

#/)! ?one of :ur re4elations do 3e abro ate or cause to be for otten, but 3e substitute somethin better or similar; Hnowest thou not that Allah 7ath "ower o4er all thin s> #/*! Hnowest thou not that to Allah belon eth the dominion of the hea4ens and the earth> And besides 7im ye ha4e neither "atron nor hel"er. #/-! 3ould ye Fuestion your Messen er as Moses was Fuestioned of old> but whoe4er chan eth from 9aith to 5nbelief, 7ath strayed without doubt from the e4en way. #/.! Guite a number of the Peo"le of the 2oo# wish they could !urn you $"eo"le% bac# to infidelity after ye ha4e belie4ed, from selfish en4y, after the !ruth hath become Manifest unto them; 2ut for i4e and o4erloo#, !ill Allah accom"lish 7is "ur"ose; for Allah 7ath "ower o4er all thin s. ##/! And be steadfast in "rayer and re ular in charity; And whate4er ood ye send forth for your souls before you, ye shall find it with Allah. for Allah sees 3ell all that ye do. ###! And they say; <?one shall enter Paradise unless he be a Jew or a Christian.< !hose are their $4ain% desires. Say; <Produce your "roof if ye are truthful.< ##%! ?ay,@whoe4er submits 7is whole self to Allah and is a doer of ood,@ 7e will et his reward with his 1ord; on such shall be no fear, nor shall they rie4e. ##&! !he Jews say; <!he Christians ha4e nau ht $to stand% u"on; and the Christians say; <!he Jews ha4e nau ht $!o stand% u"on.< Eet they $Profess to% study the $same% 2oo#. 1i#e unto their word is what those say who #now not; but Allah will 8ud e between them in their Fuarrel on the Day of Jud ment. ##'! And who is more un8ust than he who forbids that in "laces for the worshi" of Allah, Allah.s name should be celebrated>@whose Aeal is $in fact% to ruin them> It was not fittin that such should themsel4es enter them eCce"t in fear. 9or them there is nothin but dis race in this world, and in the world to come, an eCceedin torment. ##(! !o Allah belon the east and the 3est; 3hithersoe4er ye turn, there is the "resence of Allah. 9or Allah is all@Per4adin , all@Hnowin . ##)! !hey say; <$Allah% hath be otten a son< ;Glory be to 7im.@?ay, to 7im belon s all that is in the hea4ens and on earth; e4erythin renders worshi" to 7im. ##*! !o 7im is due the "rimal ori in of the hea4ens and the earth; 3hen 7e decreeth a matter, 7e saith to it; <2e,< and it is. ##-! Say those without #nowled e; <3hy s"ea#eth not Allah unto us> or why cometh not unto us a Si n>< So said the "eo"le before them words of similar im"ort. !heir hearts are ali#e. 3e ha4e indeed made clear the Si ns unto any "eo"le who hold firmly to 9aith $in their hearts%.

##.! Ierily 3e ha4e sent thee in truth as a bearer of lad tidin s and a warner; 2ut of thee no Fuestion shall be as#ed of the Com"anions of the 2laAin 9ire. #%/! ?e4er will the Jews or the Christians be satisfied with thee unless thou follow their form of reli ion. Say; <!he Guidance of Allah,@that is the $only% Guidance.< 3ert thou to follow their desires after the #nowled e which hath reached thee, then wouldst thou find neither Protector nor hel"er a ainst Allah. #%#! !hose to whom 3e ha4e sent the 2oo# study it as it should be studied; !hey are the ones that belie4e therein; !hose who re8ect faith therein,@ the loss is their own. #%%! : Children of Israel= call to mind the s"ecial fa4our which I bestowed u"on you, and that I "referred you to all others $for My Messa e%. #%&! !hen uard yoursel4es a ainst a@Day when one soul shall not a4ail another, nor shall com"ensation be acce"ted from her nor shall intercession "rofit her nor shall anyone be hel"ed $from outside%. #%'! And remember that Abraham was tried by his 1ord with certain commands, which he fulfilled; 7e said; <I will ma#e thee an Imam to the ?ations.< 7e "leaded; <And also $Imams% from my offs"rin =< 7e answered; <2ut My Promise is not within the reach of e4il@doers.< #%(! 6emember 3e made the 7ouse a "lace of assembly for men and a "lace of safety; and ta#e ye the station of Abraham as a "lace of "rayer; and 3e co4enanted with Abraham and IsmaDil, that they should sanctify My 7ouse for those who com"ass it round, or use it as a retreat, or bow, or "rostrate themsel4es $therein in "rayer%. #%)! And remember Abraham said; <My 1ord, ma#e this a City of Peace, and feed its "eo"le with fruits,@such of them as belie4e in Allah and the 1ast Day.< 7e said; <$Eea%, and such as re8ect 9aith,@for a while will I rant them their "leasure, but will soon dri4e them to the torment of 9ire,@ an e4il destination $indeed%=< #%*! And remember Abraham and IsmaDil raised the foundations of the 7ouse $3ith this "rayer%; <:ur 1ord= Acce"t $this ser4ice% from us; 9or !hou art the All@7earin , the All@ #nowin . #%-! <:ur 1ord= ma#e of us Muslims, bowin to !hy $3ill%, and of our "ro eny a "eo"le Muslim, bowin to !hy $will%; and show us our "lace for the celebration of $due% rites; and turn unto us $in Mercy%; for !hou art the :ft@6eturnin , Most Merciful. #%.! <:ur 1ord= send amon st them an Messen er of their own, who shall rehearse !hy Si ns to them and instruct them in scri"ture and wisdom, and sanctify them; 9or !hou art the BCalted in Mi ht, the 3ise.<

#&/! And who turns away from the reli ion of Abraham but such as debase their souls with folly> 7im 3e chose and rendered "ure in this world; And he will be in the 7ereafter in the ran#s of the 6i hteous. #&#! 2ehold= his 1ord said to him; <2ow $thy will to Me%;< 7e said; <I bow $my will% to the 1ord and Cherisher of the 5ni4erse.< #&%! And this was the le acy that Abraham left to his sons, and so did Jacob; <:h my sons= Allah hath chosen the 9aith for you; then die not eCce"t in the 9aith of Islam.< #&&! 3ere ye witnesses when death a""eared before Jacob> 2ehold, he said to his sons; <3hat will ye worshi" after me>< !hey said; <3e shall worshi" !hy Allah and the Allah of thy fathers, of Abraham, IsmaDil and Isaac,@ the one $!rue% Allah. !o 7im we bow $in Islam%.< #&'! !hat was a "eo"le that hath "assed away. !hey shall rea" the fruit of what they did, and ye of what ye do= :f their merits there is no Fuestion in your case= #&(! !hey say; <2ecome Jews or Christians if ye would be uided $!o sal4ation%.< Say thou; <?ay= $I would rather% the 6eli ion of Abraham the !rue, and he 8oined not ods with Allah.< #&)! Say ye; <3e belie4e in Allah, and the re4elation i4en to us, and to Abraham, IsmaDil, Isaac, Jacob, and the !ribes, and that i4en to Moses and Jesus, and that i4en to $all% "ro"hets from their 1ord; 3e ma#e no difference between one and another of them; And we bow to Allah $in Islam%.< #&*! So if they belie4e as ye belie4e, they are indeed on the ri ht "ath; but if they turn bac#, it is they who are in schism; but Allah will suffice thee as a ainst them, and 7e is the All@7earin , the All@Hnowin . #&-! $:ur reli ion is% the 2a"tism of Allah. And who can ba"tiAe better than Allah. And it is 7e 3hom we worshi". #&.! Say; 3ill ye dis"ute with us about Allah, seein that 7e is our 1ord and your 1ord; that we are res"onsible for our doin s and ye for yours; and that 3e are sincere $in our faith% in 7im> #'/! :r do ye say that Abraham, IsmaDil Isaac, Jacob and the !ribes were Jews or Christians> Say; Do ye #now better than Allah. Ah= who is more un8ust than those who conceal the testimony they ha4e from Allah. but Allah is not unmindful of what ye do= #'#! !hat was a "eo"le that hath "assed away. !hey shall rea" the fruit of what they did, and ye of what ye do= :f their merits there is no Fuestion in your case;

#'%! !he fools amon the "eo"le will say; <3hat hath turned them from the Gibla to which they were used>< Say; !o Allah belon both east and 3est; 7e uideth whom 7e will to a 3ay that is strai ht. #'&! !hus, ha4e 3e made of you an 5mmat 8ustly balanced, that ye mi ht be witnesses o4er the nations, and the Messen er a witness o4er yoursel4es; and 3e a""ointed the Gibla to which thou wast used, only to test those who followed the Messen er from those who would turn on their heels $9rom the 9aith%. Indeed it was $A chan e% momentous, eCce"t to those uided by Allah. And ne4er would Allah Ma#e your faith of no effect. 9or Allah is to all "eo"le Most surely full of #indness, Most Merciful. #''! 3e see the turnin of thy face $for uidance to the hea4ens; now Shall 3e turn thee to a Gibla that shall "lease thee. !urn then !hy face in the direction of the sacred MosFue; 3here4er ye are, turn your faces in that direction. !he "eo"le of the 2oo# #now well that that is the truth from their 1ord. ?or is Allah unmindful of what they do. #'(! B4en if thou wert to brin to the "eo"le of the 2oo# all the Si ns $to ether%, they would not follow !hy Gibla; nor art thou oin to follow their Gibla; nor indeed will they follow each otherDs Gibla. If thou after the #nowled e hath reached thee, 3ert to follow their $4ain% desires,@then wert thou Indeed $clearly% in the wron . #')! !he "eo"le of the 2oo# #now this as they #now their own sons; but some of them conceal the truth which they themsel4es #now. #'*! !he !ruth is from thy 1ord; so be not at all in doubt. #'-! !o each is a oal to which Allah turns him; then stri4e to ether $as in a race% !owards all that is ood. 3heresoe4er ye are, Allah will brin you !o ether. 9or Allah 7ath "ower o4er all thin s. #'.! 9rom whencesoe4er !hou startest forth, turn !hy face in the direction of the sacred MosFue; that is indeed the truth from the 1ord. And Allah is not unmindful of what ye do. #(/! So from whencesoe4er !hou startest forth, turn !hy face in the direction of the sacred MosFue; and wheresoe4er ye are, !urn your face thither; that there be no round of dis"ute a ainst you amon the "eo"le, eCce"t those of them that are bent on wic#edness; so fear them not, but fear Me; and that I may com"lete My fa4ours on you, and ye May $consent to% be uided; #(#! A similar $fa4our ha4e ye already recei4ed% in that 3e ha4e sent amon you an Messen er of your own, rehearsin to you :ur Si ns, and sanctifyin you, and instructin you in Scri"ture and 3isdom, and in new #nowled e. #(%! !hen do ye remember Me; I will remember you. 2e rateful to Me, and re8ect not 9aith.

#(&! : ye who belie4e= see# hel" with "atient "erse4erance and "rayer; for Allah is with those who "atiently "erse4ere. #('! And say not of those who are slain in the way of Allah. <!hey are dead.< ?ay, they are li4in , thou h ye "ercei4e $it% not. #((! 2e sure we shall test you with somethin of fear and hun er, some loss in oods or li4es or the fruits $of your toil%, but i4e lad tidin s to those who "atiently "erse4ere, #()! 3ho say, when afflicted with calamity; <!o Allah 3e belon , and to 7im is our return<;@ #(*! !hey are those on whom $Descend% blessin s from Allah, and Mercy, and they are the ones that recei4e uidance. #(-! 2ehold= Safa and Marwa are amon the Symbols of Allah. So if those who 4isit the 7ouse in the Season or at other times, should com"ass them round, it is no sin in them. And if any one obeyeth his own im"ulse to ood,@ be sure that Allah is 7e 3ho reco niseth and #noweth. #(.! !hose who conceal the clear $Si ns% 3e ha4e sent down, and the Guidance, after 3e ha4e made it clear for the "eo"le in the 2oo#,@on them shall be Allah.s curse, and the curse of those entitled to curse,@ #)/! BCce"t those who re"ent and ma#e amends and o"enly declare $the !ruth%; !o them I turn; for I am :ft@returnin , Most Merciful. #)#! !hose who re8ect 9aith, and die re8ectin ,@ on them is Allah.s curse, and the curse of an els, and of all man#ind; #)%! !hey will abide therein; !heir "enalty will not be li htened, nor will res"ite be their $lot%. #)&! And your Allah is :ne Allah. !here is no od but 7e, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. #)'! 2ehold= in the creation of the hea4ens and the earth; in the alternation of the ni ht and the day; in the sailin of the shi"s throu h the ocean for the "rofit of man#ind; in the rain which Allah Sends down from the s#ies, and the life which 7e i4es therewith to an earth that is dead; in the beasts of all #inds that 7e scatters throu h the earth; in the chan e of the winds, and the clouds which they !rail li#e their sla4es between the s#y and the earth;@ $7ere% indeed are Si ns for a "eo"le that are wise. #)(! Eet there are men who ta#e $for worshi"% others besides Allah, as eFual $with Allah.; !hey lo4e them as they should lo4e Allah. 2ut those of 9aith are o4erflowin in

their lo4e for Allah. If only the unri hteous could see, behold, they would see the "enalty; that to Allah belon s all "ower, and Allah will stron ly enforce the "enalty. #))! !hen would those who are followed clear themsel4es of those who follow $them% ; !hey would see the "enalty, and all relations between them would be cut off. #)*! And those who followed would say; <If only 3e had one more chance, 3e would clear oursel4es of them, as they ha4e cleared themsel4es of us.< !hus will Allah show them $!he fruits of% their deeds as $nothin but% re rets. ?or will there be a way for them out of the 9ire. #)-! : ye "eo"le= Bat of what is on earth, 1awful and ood; and do not follow the footste"s of the e4il one, for he is to you an a4owed enemy. #).! 9or he commands you what is e4il and shameful, and that ye should say of Allah that of which ye ha4e no #nowled e. #*/! 3hen it is said to them; <9ollow what Allah hath re4ealed;< !hey say; <?ay= we shall follow the ways of our fathers.< 3hat= e4en thou h their fathers 3ere 4oid of wisdom and uidance> #*#! !he "arable of those who re8ect 9aith is as if one were to shout 1i#e a oat@herd, to thin s that listen to nothin but calls and cries; Deaf, dumb, and blind, they are 4oid of wisdom. #*%! : ye who belie4e= Bat of the ood thin s that 3e ha4e "ro4ided for you, and be rateful to Allah, if it is 7im ye worshi". #*&! 7e hath only forbidden you dead meat, and blood, and the flesh of swine, and that on which any other name hath been in4o#ed besides that of Allah. 2ut if one is forced by necessity, without wilful disobedience, nor trans ressin due limits,@ then is he uiltless. 9or Allah is :ft@for i4in Most Merciful. #*'! !hose who conceal Allah.s re4elations in the 2oo#, and "urchase for them a miserable "rofit,@ they swallow into themsel4es nau ht but 9ire; Allah will not address them on the Day of 6esurrection. ?or "urify them; Grie4ous will be their "enalty. #*(! !hey are the ones who buy Brror in "lace of Guidance and !orment in "lace of 9or i4eness. Ah= what boldness $!hey show% for the 9ire= #*)! $!heir doom is% because Allah sent down the 2oo# in truth but those who see# causes of dis"ute in the 2oo# are in a schism 9ar $from the "ur"ose%. #**! It is not ri hteousness that ye turn your faces !owards east or 3est; but it is ri hteousness@ to belie4e in Allah and the 1ast Day, and the An els, and the 2oo#, and the Messen ers; to s"end of your substance, out of lo4e for 7im, for your #in, for

or"hans, for the needy, for the wayfarer, for those who as#, and for the ransom of sla4es; to be steadfast in "rayer, and "ractice re ular charity; to fulfil the contracts which ye ha4e made; and to be firm and "atient, in "ain $or sufferin % and ad4ersity, and throu hout all "eriods of "anic. Such are the "eo"le of truth, the Allah.fearin . #*-! : ye who belie4e= the law of eFuality is "rescribed to you in cases of murder; the free for the free, the sla4e for the sla4e, the woman for the woman. 2ut if any remission is made by the brother of the slain, then rant any reasonable demand, and com"ensate him with handsome ratitude, this is a concession and a Mercy from your 1ord. After this whoe4er eCceeds the limits shall be in ra4e "enalty. #*.! In the 1aw of BFuality there is $sa4in of% 1ife to you, o ye men of understandin ; that ye may restrain yoursel4es. #-/! It is "rescribed, when death a""roaches any of you, if he lea4e any oods that he ma#e a beFuest to "arents and neCt of #in, accordin to reasonable usa e; this is due from the Allah.fearin . #-#! If anyone chan es the beFuest after hearin it, the uilt shall be on those who ma#e the chan e. 9or Allah hears and #nows $All thin s%. #-%! 2ut if anyone fears "artiality or wron @doin on the "art of the testator, and ma#es "eace between $!he "arties concerned%, there is no wron in him; 9or Allah is :ft@ for i4in , Most Merciful. #-&! : ye who belie4e= 9astin is "rescribed to you as it was "rescribed to those before you, that ye may $learn% self@restraint,@ #-'! $9astin % for a fiCed number of days; but if any of you is ill, or on a 8ourney, the "rescribed number $Should be made u"% from days later. 9or those who can do it $3ith hardshi"%, is a ransom, the feedin of one that is indi ent. 2ut he that will i4e more, of his own free will,@ it is better for him. And it is better for you that ye fast, if ye only #new. #-(! 6amadhan is the $month% in which was sent down the GurDan, as a uide to man#ind, also clear $Si ns% for uidance and 8ud ment $2etween ri ht and wron %. So e4ery one of you who is "resent $at his home% durin that month should s"end it in fastin , but if any one is ill, or on a 8ourney, the "rescribed "eriod $Should be made u"% by days later. Allah intends e4ery facility for you; 7e does not want to "ut to difficulties. $7e wants you% to com"lete the "rescribed "eriod, and to lorify 7im in that 7e has uided you; and "erchance ye shall be rateful. #-)! 3hen My ser4ants as# thee concernin Me, I am indeed close $to them%; I listen to the "rayer of e4ery su""liant when he calleth on Me; 1et them also, with a will, 1isten to My call, and belie4e in Me; !hat they may wal# in the ri ht way.

#-*! Permitted to you, on the ni ht of the fasts, is the a""roach to your wi4es. !hey are your arments and ye are their arments. Allah #noweth what ye used to do secretly amon yoursel4es; but 7e turned to you and for a4e you; so now associate with them, and see# what Allah 7ath ordained for you, and eat and drin#, until the white thread of dawn a""ear to you distinct from its blac# thread; then com"lete your fast !ill the ni ht a""ears; but do not associate with your wi4es while ye are in retreat in the mosFues. !hose are 1imits $set by% Allah. A""roach not ni h thereto. !hus doth Allah ma#e clear 7is Si ns to men; that they may learn self@restraint. #--! And do not eat u" your "ro"erty amon yoursel4es for 4anities, nor use it as bait for the 8ud es, with intent that ye may eat u" wron fully and #nowin ly a little of $other% "eo"leDs "ro"erty. #-.! !hey as# thee concernin the ?ew Moons. Say; !hey are but si ns to mar# fiCed "eriods of time in $the affairs of% men, and for Pil rima e. It is no 4irtue if ye enter your houses from the bac#; It is 4irtue if ye fear Allah. Bnter houses throu h the "ro"er doors; And fear Allah. !hat ye may "ros"er. #./! 9i ht in the cause of Allah those who fi ht you, but do not trans ress limits; for Allah lo4eth not trans ressors. #.#! And slay them where4er ye catch them, and turn them out from where they ha4e !urned you out; for tumult and o""ression are worse than slau hter; but fi ht them not at the Sacred MosFue, unless they $first% fi ht you there; but if they fi ht you, slay them. Such is the reward of those who su""ress faith. #.%! 2ut if they cease, Allah is :ft@for i4in , Most Merciful. #.&! And fi ht them on until there is no more !umult or o""ression, and there "re4ail 8ustice and faith in Allah. but if they cease, 1et there be no hostility eCce"t to those who "ractise o""ression. #.'! !he "rohibited month for the "rohibited month,@ and so for all thin s "rohibited,@ there is the law of eFuality. If then any one trans resses the "rohibition a ainst you, !rans ress ye li#ewise a ainst him. 2ut fear Allah, and #now that Allah is with those who restrain themsel4es. #.(! And s"end of your substance in the cause of Allah, and ma#e not your own hands contribute to $your% destruction; but do ood; for Allah lo4eth those who do ood. #.)! And com"lete the 7a88 or Dumra in the ser4ice of Allah. 2ut if ye are "re4ented $9rom com"letin it%, send an offerin for sacrifice, such as ye may find, and do not sha4e your heads until the offerin reaches the "lace of sacrifice. And if any of you is ill, or has an ailment in his scal", $?ecessitatin sha4in %, $7e should% in com"ensation either fast, or feed the "oor, or offer sacrifice; and when ye are in "eaceful conditions $a ain%, if any one wishes to continue the Dumra on to the ha88, 7e must ma#e an offerin ,

such as he can afford, but if he cannot afford it, 7e should fast three days durin the ha88 and se4en days on his return, Ma#in ten days in all. !his is for those whose household is not in $the "recincts of% the Sacred MosFue. And fear Allah, and #now that Allah Is strict in "unishment. #.*! 9or 7a88 are the months well #nown. If any one underta#es that duty therein, 1et there be no obscenity, nor wic#edness, nor wran lin in the 7a88. And whate4er ood ye do, $be sure% Allah #noweth it. And ta#e a "ro4ision $3ith you% for the 8ourney, but the best of "ro4isions is ri ht conduct. So fear Me, o ye that are wise. #.-! It is no crime in you if ye see# of the bounty of your 1ord $durin "il rima e%. !hen when ye "our down from $Mount% Arafat, celebrate the "raises of Allah at the Sacred Monument, and celebrate 7is "raises as 7e has directed you, e4en thou h, before this, ye went astray. #..! !hen "ass on at a Fuic# "ace from the "lace whence it is usual for the multitude so to do, and as# for Allah.s for i4eness. 9or Allah is :ft@for i4in , Most Merciful. %//! So when ye ha4e accom"lished your holy rites, celebrate the "raises of Allah, as ye used to celebrate the "raises of your fathers,@ yea, with far more 7eart and soul. !here are men who say; <:ur 1ord= Gi4e us $!hy bounties% in this world=< but they will ha4e no "ortion in the 7ereafter. %/#! And there are men who say; <:ur 1ord= Gi4e us ood in this world and ood in the 7ereafter, and defend us from the torment of the 9ire=< %/%! !o these will be allotted what they ha4e earned; and Allah is Fuic# in account. %/&! Celebrate the "raises of Allah durin the A""ointed Days. 2ut if any one hastens to lea4e in two days, there is no blame on him, and if any one stays on, there is no blame on him, if his aim is to do ri ht. !hen fear Allah, and #now that ye will surely be athered unto 7im. %/'! !here is the ty"e of man whose s"eech about this worldDs life May daAAle thee, and he calls Allah to witness about what is in his heart; yet is he the most contentious of enemies. %/(! 3hen he turns his bac#, 7is aim e4erywhere is to s"read mischief throu h the earth and destroy cro"s and cattle. 2ut Allah lo4eth not mischief. %/)! 3hen it is said to him, <9ear Allah., 7e is led by arro ance to $more% crime. Bnou h for him is 7ell;@An e4il bed indeed $!o lie on%= %/*! And there is the ty"e of man who i4es his life to earn the "leasure of Allah. And Allah is full of #indness to $7is% de4otees.

%/-! : ye who belie4e= Bnter into Islam whole@heartedly; and follow not the footste"s of the e4il one; for he is to you an a4owed enemy. %/.! If ye bac#slide after the clear $Si ns% ha4e come to you, then #now that Allah is BCalted in Power, 3ise. %#/! 3ill they wait until Allah comes to them in cano"ies of clouds, with an els $in 7is train% and the Fuestion is $thus% settled> but to Allah do all Fuestions o bac# $for decision%. %##! As# the Children of Israel how many clear $Si ns% 3e ha4e sent them. 2ut if any one, after Allah.s fa4our has come to him, substitutes $somethin else%, Allah is strict in "unishment. %#%! !he life of this world is allurin to those who re8ect faith, and they scoff at those who belie4e. 2ut the ri hteous will be abo4e them on the Day of 6esurrection; for Allah bestows 7is abundance without measure on whom 7e will. %#&! Man#ind was one sin le nation, and Allah sent Messen ers with lad tidin s and warnin s; and with them 7e sent the 2oo# in truth, to 8ud e between "eo"le in matters wherein they differed; but the Peo"le of the 2oo#, after the clear Si ns came to them, did not differ amon themsel4es, eCce"t throu h selfish contumacy. Allah by 7is Grace Guided the belie4ers to the !ruth, concernin that wherein they differed. 9or Allah uided whom 7e will to a "ath that is strai ht. %#'! :r do ye thin# that ye shall enter the Garden $of bliss% without such $trials% as came to those who "assed away before you> they encountered sufferin and ad4ersity, and were so sha#en in s"irit that e4en the Messen er and those of faith who were with him cried; <3hen $will come% the hel" of Allah.< Ah= Ierily, the hel" of Allah is $always% near= %#(! !hey as# thee what they should s"end $In charity%. Say; 3hate4er ye s"end that is ood, is for "arents and #indred and or"hans and those in want and for wayfarers. And whate4er ye do that is ood, @$Allah% #noweth it well. %#)! 9i htin is "rescribed for you, and ye disli#e it. 2ut it is "ossible that ye disli#e a thin which is ood for you, and that ye lo4e a thin which is bad for you. 2ut Allah #noweth, and ye #now not. %#*! !hey as# thee concernin fi htin in the Prohibited Month. Say; <9i htin therein is a ra4e $offence%; but ra4er is it in the si ht of Allah to "re4ent access to the "ath of Allah, to deny 7im, to "re4ent access to the Sacred MosFue, and dri4e out its members.< !umult and o""ression are worse than slau hter. ?or will they cease fi htin you until they turn you bac# from your faith if they can. And if any of you !urn bac# from their faith and die in unbelief, their wor#s will bear no fruit in this life and in the 7ereafter; they will be com"anions of the 9ire and will abide therein.

%#-! !hose who belie4ed and those who suffered eCile and fou ht $and stro4e and stru led% in the "ath of Allah,@ they ha4e the ho"e of the Mercy of Allah. And Allah is :ft@for i4in , Most Merciful. %#.! !hey as# thee concernin wine and amblin . Say; <In them is reat sin, and some "rofit, for men; but the sin is reater than the "rofit.< !hey as# thee how much they are to s"end; Say; <3hat is beyond your needs.< !hus doth Allah Ma#e clear to you 7is Si ns; In order that ye may consider@ %%/! $!heir bearin s% on this life and the 7ereafter. !hey as# thee concernin or"hans. Say; <!he best thin to do is what is for their ood; if ye miC their affairs with yours, they are your brethren; but Allah #nows the man who means mischief from the man who means ood. And if Allah had wished, 7e could ha4e "ut you into difficulties; 7e is indeed BCalted in Power, 3ise.< %%#! Do not marry unbelie4in women $idolaters%, until they belie4e; A sla4e woman who belie4es is better than an unbelie4in woman, e4en thou h she allures you. ?or marry $your irls% to unbelie4ers until they belie4e; A man sla4e who belie4es is better than an unbelie4er, e4en thou h he allures you. 5nbelie4ers do $but% bec#on you to the 9ire. 2ut Allah bec#ons by 7is Grace to the Garden $of bliss% and for i4eness, and ma#es 7is Si ns clear to man#ind; !hat they may celebrate 7is "raise. %%%! !hey as# thee concernin womenDs courses. Say; !hey are a hurt and a "ollution; So #ee" away from women in their courses, and do not a""roach them until they are clean. 2ut when they ha4e "urified themsel4es, ye may a""roach them in any manner, time, or "lace ordained for you by Allah. 9or Allah lo4es those who turn to 7im constantly and 7e lo4es those who #ee" themsel4es "ure and clean. %%&! Eour wi4es are as a tilth unto you; so a""roach your tilth when or how ye will; but do some ood act for your souls beforehand; and fear Allah. And #now that ye are to meet 7im $in the 7ereafter%, and i4e $these% ood tidin s to those who belie4e. %%'! And ma#e not Allah.s $name% an eCcuse in your oaths a ainst doin ood, or actin ri htly, or ma#in "eace between "ersons; for Allah is :ne 3ho heareth and #noweth all thin s. %%(! Allah will not call you to account for thou htlessness in your oaths, but for the intention in your hearts; and 7e is :ft@for i4in , Most 9orbearin . %%)! 9or those who ta#e an oath for abstention from their wi4es, a waitin for four months is ordained; if then they return, Allah is :ft@for i4in , Most Merciful. %%*! 2ut if their intention is firm for di4orce, Allah heareth and #noweth all thin s. %%-! Di4orced women shall wait concernin themsel4es for three monthly "eriods. ?or is it lawful for them to hide what Allah 7ath created in their wombs, if they ha4e faith in

Allah and the 1ast Day. And their husbands ha4e the better ri ht to ta#e them bac# in that "eriod, if they wish for reconciliation. And women shall ha4e ri hts similar to the ri hts a ainst them, accordin to what is eFuitable; but men ha4e a de ree $of ad4anta e% o4er them. And Allah is BCalted in Power, 3ise. %%.! A di4orce is only "ermissible twice; after that, the "arties should either hold !o ether on eFuitable terms, or se"arate with #indness. It is not lawful for you, $Men%, to ta#e bac# any of your ifts $from your wi4es%, eCce"t when both "arties fear that they would be unable to #ee" the limits ordained by Allah. If ye $8ud es% do indeed fear that they would be unable to #ee" the limits ordained by Allah, there is no blame on either of them if she i4e somethin for her freedom. !hese are the limits ordained by Allah. so do not trans ress them if any do trans ress the limits ordained by Allah, such "ersons wron $!hemsel4es as well as others%. %&/! So if a husband di4orces his wife $irre4ocably%, 7e cannot, after that, re@marry her until after she has married another husband and 7e has di4orced her. In that case there is no blame on either of them if they re@unite, "ro4ided they feel that they can #ee" the limits ordained by Allah. Such are the limits ordained by Allah, which 7e ma#es "lain to those who understand. %&#! 3hen ye di4orce women, and they fulfil the term of their $DIddat%, either ta#e them bac# on eFuitable terms or set them free on eFuitable terms; but do not ta#e them bac# to in8ure them, $or% to ta#e undue ad4anta e; if any one does that; 7e wron s his own soul. Do not treat Allah.s Si ns as a 8est, but solemnly rehearse Allah.s fa4ours on you, and the fact that 7e sent down to you the 2oo# and 3isdom, for your instruction. And fear Allah, and #now that Allah is well acFuainted with all thin s. %&%! 3hen ye di4orce women, and they fulfil the term of their $DIddat%, do not "re4ent them from marryin their $former% husbands, if they mutually a ree on eFuitable terms. !his instruction is for all amon st you, who belie4e in Allah and the 1ast Day. !hat is $the course Ma#in for% most 4irtue and "urity amon st you and Allah #nows, and ye #now not. %&&! !he mothers shall i4e such to their offs"rin for two whole years, if the father desires to com"lete the term. 2ut he shall bear the cost of their food and clothin on eFuitable terms. ?o soul shall ha4e a burden laid on it reater than it can bear. ?o mother shall be !reated unfairly on account of her child. ?or father on account of his child, an heir shall be char eable in the same way. If they both decide on weanin , by mutual consent, and after due consultation, there is no blame on them. If ye decide on a foster@ mother for your offs"rin , there is no blame on you, "ro4ided ye "ay $the mother% what ye offered, on eFuitable terms. 2ut fear Allah and #now that Allah sees well what ye do. %&'! If any of you die and lea4e widows behind, they shall wait concernin themsel4es four months and ten days; 3hen they ha4e fulfilled their term, there is no blame on you if they dis"ose of themsel4es in a 8ust and reasonable manner. And Allah is well acFuainted with what ye do.

%&(! !here is no blame on you if ye ma#e an offer of betrothal or hold it in your hearts. Allah #nows that ye cherish them in your hearts; 2ut do not ma#e a secret contract with them eCce"t in terms 7onourable, nor resol4e on the tie of marria e till the term "rescribed is fulfilled. And #now that Allah Hnoweth what is in your hearts, and ta#e heed of 7im; and #now that Allah is :ft@for i4in , Most 9orbearin . %&)! !here is no blame on you if ye di4orce women before consummation or the fiCation of their dower; but bestow on them $A suitable ift%, the wealthy accordin to his means, and the "oor accordin to his means;@ A ift of a reasonable amount is due from those who wish to do the ri ht thin . %&*! And if ye di4orce them before consummation, but after the fiCation of a dower for them, then the half of the dower $Is due to them%, unless they remit it or $the manDs half% is remitted by him in whose hands is the marria e tie; and the remission $of the manDs half% is the nearest to ri hteousness. And do not for et 1iberality between yoursel4es. 9or Allah sees well all that ye do. %&-! Guard strictly your $habit of% "rayers, es"ecially the Middle Prayer; and stand before Allah in a de4out $frame of mind%. %&.! If ye fear $an enemy%, "ray on foot, or ridin , $as may be most con4enient%, but when ye are in security, celebrate Allah.s "raises in the manner 7e has tau ht you, which ye #new not $before%. %'/! !hose of you who die and lea4e widows should beFueath for their widows a yearDs maintenance and residence; but if they lea4e $!he residence%, there is no blame on you for what they do with themsel4es, "ro4ided it is reasonable. And Allah is BCalted in Power, 3ise. %'#! 9or di4orced women Maintenance $should be "ro4ided% on a reasonable $scale%. !his is a duty on the ri hteous. %'%! !hus doth Allah Ma#e clear 7is Si ns to you; In order that ye may understand. %'&! Didst thou not !urn by 4ision to those who abandoned their homes, thou h they were thousands $In number%, for fear of death> Allah said to them; <Die<; !hen 7e restored them to life. 9or Allah is full of bounty to man#ind, but Most of them are un rateful. %''! !hen fi ht in the cause of Allah, and #now that Allah 7eareth and #noweth all thin s. %'(! 3ho is he that will loan to Allah a beautiful loan, which Allah will double unto his credit and multi"ly many times> It is Allah that i4eth $you% 3ant or "lenty, and to 7im shall be your return.

%')! 7ast thou not !urned thy 4ision to the Chiefs of the Children of Israel after $the time of% Moses> they said to a "ro"het $!hat was% amon them; <A""oint for us a #in , that we May fi ht in the cause of Allah.< 7e said; <Is it not "ossible, if ye were commanded to fi ht, that that ye will not fi ht>< !hey said; <7ow could we refuse to fi ht in the cause of Allah, seein that we were turned out of our homes and our families>< but when they were commanded to fi ht, they turned bac#, eCce"t a small band amon them. 2ut Allah 7as full #nowled e of those who do wron . %'*! !heir Pro"het said to them; <$Allah% hath a""ointed !alut as #in o4er you.< !hey said; <7ow can he eCercise authority o4er us when we are better fitted than he to eCercise authority, and he is not e4en ifted, with wealth in abundance>< 7e said; <$Allah% hath Chosen him abo4e you, and hath ifted him abundantly with #nowled e and bodily "rowess; Allah Granteth 7is authority to whom 7e "leaseth. Allah careth for all, and 7e #noweth all thin s.< %'-! And $further% their Pro"het said to them; <A Si n of his authority is that there shall come to you the Ar# of the co4enant, with $an assurance% therein of security from your 1ord, and the relics left by the family of Moses and the family of Aaron, carried by an els. In this is a symbol for you if ye indeed ha4e faith.< %'.! 3hen !alut set forth with the armies, he said; <$Allah% will test you at the stream; if any drin#s of its water, 7e oes not with my army; :nly those who taste not of it o with me; A mere si" out of the hand is eCcused.< but they all dran# of it, eCce"t a few. 3hen they crossed the ri4er,@ 7e and the faithful ones with him,@ they said; <!his day 3e cannot co"e with Goliath and his forces.< but those who were con4inced that they must meet Allah, said; <7ow oft, by Allah.s will, 7ath a small force 4anFuished a bi one> Allah is with those who steadfastly "erse4ere.< %(/! 3hen they ad4anced to meet Goliath and his forces, they "rayed; <:ur 1ord= Pour out constancy on us and ma#e our ste"s firm; 7el" us a ainst those that re8ect faith.< %(#! 2y Allah.s will they routed them; and Da4id slew Goliath; and Allah a4e him "ower and wisdom and tau ht him whate4er $else% 7e willed. And did not Allah Chec# one set of "eo"le by means of another, the earth would indeed be full of mischief; 2ut Allah is full of bounty to all the worlds. %(%! !hese are the Si ns of Allah. we rehearse them to thee in truth; 4erily !hou art one of the a"ostles. %(&! !hose a"ostles 3e endowed with ifts, some abo4e others; !o one of them Allah s"o#e; others 7e raised to de rees $of honour%; to Jesus the son of Mary 3e a4e clear $Si ns%, and stren thened him with the holy s"irit. If Allah had so willed, succeedin enerations would not ha4e fou ht amon each other, after clear $Si ns% had come to them, but they $chose% to wran le, some belie4in and others re8ectin . If Allah had so willed, they would not ha4e fou ht each other; but Allah 9ulfilleth 7is "lan.

%('! : ye who belie4e= S"end out of $the bounties% 3e ha4e "ro4ided for you, before the Day comes when no bar ainin $3ill a4ail%, nor friendshi" nor intercession. !hose who re8ect 9aith they are the wron @doers. %((! Allah. !here is no od but 7e,@the 1i4in , the Self@subsistin , Bternal. ?o slumber can seiAe 7im nor slee". 7is are all thin s in the hea4ens and on earth. 3ho is there can intercede in 7is "resence eCce"t as 7e "ermitteth> 7e #noweth what $a""eareth to 7is creatures as% before or after or behind them. ?or shall they com"ass au ht of 7is #nowled e eCce"t as 7e willeth. 7is !hrone doth eCtend o4er the hea4ens and the earth, and 7e feeleth no fati ue in uardin and "reser4in them for 7e is the Most 7i h, the Su"reme $in lory%. %()! 1et there be no com"ulsion in reli ion; !ruth stands out clear from Brror; whoe4er re8ects e4il and belie4es in Allah hath ras"ed the most trustworthy hand@hold, that ne4er brea#s. And Allah heareth and #noweth all thin s. %(*! Allah is the Protector of those who ha4e faith; from the de"ths of dar#ness 7e will lead them forth into li ht. :f those who re8ect faith the "atrons are the e4il ones; from li ht they will lead them forth into the de"ths of dar#ness. !hey will be com"anions of the fire, to dwell therein $9or e4er%. %(-! 7ast thou not !urned thy 4ision to one who dis"uted with Abraham About his 1ord, because Allah had ranted him "ower> Abraham said; <My 1ord is 7e 3ho Gi4eth life and death.< 7e said; <I i4e life and death<. Said Abraham; <2ut it is Allah that causeth the sun to rise from the east; Do thou then cause him to rise from the 3est.< !hus was he confounded who $in arro ance% re8ected faith. ?or doth Allah Gi4e uidance to a "eo"le un8ust. %(.! :r $ta#e% the similitude of one who "assed by a hamlet, all in ruins to its roofs. 7e said; <:h= how shall Allah brin it $e4er% to life, after $this% its death>< but Allah caused him to die for a hundred years, then raised him u" $a ain%. 7e said; <7ow lon didst thou tarry $thus%>< 7e said; $Perha"s% a day or "art of a day.< 7e said; <?ay, thou hast tarried thus a hundred years; but loo# at thy food and thy drin#; they show no si ns of a e; and loo# at thy don#ey; And that 3e may ma#e of thee a si n unto the "eo"le, 1oo# further at the bones, how 3e brin them to ether and clothe them with flesh.< 3hen this was shown clearly to him, he said; <I #now that Allah hath "ower o4er all thin s.< %)/! 2ehold= Abraham said; <My 1ord= Show me how !hou i4est life to the dead.< 7e said; <Dost thou not then belie4e>< 7e said; <Eea= but to satisfy My own underta#in .< 7e said; <!a#e four birds; !ame them to turn to thee; "ut a "ortion of them on e4ery hill and call to them; !hey will come to thee $9lyin % with s"eed. !hen #now that Allah is BCalted in Power, 3ise.< %)#! !he "arable of those who s"end their substance in the way of Allah is that of a rain of corn; it roweth se4en ears, and each ear 7ath a hundred rains. Allah i4eth manifold increase to whom 7e "leaseth; And Allah careth for all and 7e #noweth all thin s.

%)%! !hose who s"end their substance in the cause of Allah, and follow not u" their ifts with reminders of their enerosity or with in8ury,@for them their reward is with their 1ord; on them shall be no fear, nor shall they rie4e. %)&! Hind words and the co4erin of faults are better than charity followed by in8ury. Allah is free of all wants, and 7e is Most@9orbearin . %)'! : ye who belie4e= cancel not your charity by reminders of your enerosity or by in8ury,@ li#e those who s"end their substance to be seen of men, but belie4e neither in Allah nor in the 1ast Day. !hey are in "arable li#e a hard, barren roc#, on which is a little soil; on it falls hea4y rain, which lea4es it $Just% a bare stone. !hey will be able to do nothin with au ht they ha4e earned. And Allah uideth not those who re8ect faith. %)(! And the li#eness of those who s"end their substance, see#in to "lease Allah and to stren then their souls, is as a arden, hi h and fertile; hea4y rain falls on it but ma#es it yield a double increase of har4est, and if it recei4es not 7ea4y rain, li ht moisture sufficeth it. Allah seeth well whate4er ye do. %))! Does any of you wish that he should ha4e a arden with date@"alms and 4ines and streams flowin underneath, and all #inds of fruit, while he is stric#en with old a e, and his children are not stron $enou h to loo# after themsel4es%@ that it should be cau ht in a whirlwind, with fire therein, and be burnt u"> !hus doth Allah ma#e clear to you $7is% Si ns; that ye may consider. %)*! : ye who belie4e= Gi4e of the ood thin s which ye ha4e $honourably% earned, and of the fruits of the earth which 3e ha4e "roduced for you, and do not e4en aim at ettin anythin which is bad, in order that out of it ye may i4e away somethin , when ye yoursel4es would not recei4e it eCce"t with closed eyes. And #now that Allah is 9ree of all wants, and worthy of all "raise. %)-! !he B4il one threatens you with "o4erty and bids you to conduct unseemly. Allah "romiseth you 7is for i4eness and bounties. And Allah careth for all and 7e #noweth all thin s. %).! 7e ranteth wisdom to whom 7e "leaseth; and he to whom wisdom is ranted recei4eth indeed a benefit o4erflowin ; but none will ras" the Messa e but men of understandin . %*/! And whate4er ye s"end in charity or de4otion, be sure Allah #nows it all. 2ut the wron @doers ha4e no hel"ers. %*#! If ye disclose $acts of% charity, e4en so it is well, but if ye conceal them, and ma#e them reach those $really% in need, that is best for you; It will remo4e from you some of your $stains of% e4il. And Allah is well acFuainted with what ye do.

%*%! It is not reFuired of thee $: Messen er., to set them on the ri ht "ath, but Allah sets on the ri ht "ath whom 7e "leaseth. 3hate4er of ood ye i4e benefits your own souls, and ye shall only do so see#in the <9ace< of Allah. 3hate4er ood ye i4e, shall be rendered bac# to you, and ye shall not 2e dealt with un8ustly. %*&! $Charity is% for those in need, who, in Allah.s cause are restricted $from tra4el%, and cannot mo4e about in the land, see#in $9or trade or wor#%; the i norant man thin#s, because of their modesty, that they are free from want. !hou shalt #now them by their $5nfailin % mar#; !hey be not im"ortunately from all the sundry. And whate4er of ood ye i4e, be assured Allah #noweth it well. %*'! !hose who $in charity% s"end of their oods by ni ht and by day, in secret and in "ublic, ha4e their reward with their 1ord; on them shall be no fear, nor shall they rie4e. %*(! !hose who de4our usury will not stand eCce"t as stand one whom the B4il one by his touch 7ath dri4en to madness. !hat is because they say; <!rade is li#e usury,< but Allah hath "ermitted trade and forbidden usury. !hose who after recei4in direction from their 1ord, desist, shall be "ardoned for the "ast; their case is for Allah $to 8ud e%; but those who re"eat $!he offence% are com"anions of the 9ire; !hey will abide therein $for e4er%. %*)! Allah will de"ri4e usury of all blessin , but will i4e increase for deeds of charity; 9or 7e lo4eth not creatures un rateful and wic#ed. %**! !hose who belie4e, and do deeds of ri hteousness, and establish re ular "rayers and re ular charity, will ha4e their reward with their 1ord; on them shall be no fear, nor shall they rie4e. %*-! : ye who belie4e= 9ear Allah, and i4e u" what remains of your demand for usury, if ye are indeed belie4ers. %*.! If ye do it not, !a#e notice of war from Allah and 7is Messen er. 2ut if ye turn bac#, ye shall ha4e your ca"ital sums; Deal not un8ustly, and ye shall not be dealt with un8ustly. %-/! If the debtor is in a difficulty, rant him time !ill it is easy for him to re"ay. 2ut if ye remit it by way of charity, that is best for you if ye only #new. %-#! And fear the Day when ye shall be brou ht bac# to Allah. !hen shall e4ery soul be "aid what it earned, and none shall be dealt with un8ustly. %-%! : ye who belie4e= 3hen ye deal with each other, in transactions in4ol4in future obli ations in a fiCed "eriod of time, reduce them to writin 1et a scribe write down faithfully as between the "arties; let not the scribe refuse to write; as Allah 7as tau ht him, so let him write. 1et him who incurs the liability dictate, but let him fear 7is 1ord Allah, and not diminish au ht of what he owes. If they "arty liable is mentally deficient,

or wea#, or unable 7imself to dictate, 1et his uardian dictate faithfully, and et two witnesses, out of your own men, and if there are not two men, then a man and two women, such as ye choose, for witnesses, so that if one of them errs, the other can remind her. !he witnesses should not refuse when they are called on $9or e4idence%. Disdain not to reduce to writin $your contract% for a future "eriod, whether it be small or bi ; it is 8uster in the si ht of Allah, More suitable as e4idence, and more con4enient to "re4ent doubts amon yoursel4es but if it be a transaction which ye carry out on the s"ot amon yoursel4es, there is no blame on you if ye reduce it not to writin . 2ut ta#e witness whene4er ye ma#e a commercial contract; and let neither scribe nor witness suffer harm. If ye do $such harm%, it would be wic#edness in you. So fear Allah. 9or it is Good that teaches you. And Allah is well acFuainted with all thin s. If ye are on a 8ourney, and cannot find a scribe, a "led e with "ossession $may ser4e the "ur"ose%. And if one of you de"osits a thin on trust with another, let the trustee $faithfully% dischar e his trust, and let him 9ear his 1ord conceal not e4idence; for whoe4er conceals it, @ his heart is tainted with sin. And Allah #noweth all that ye do. %-&! If ye are on a 8ourney, and cannot find a scribe, a "led e with "ossession $may ser4e the "ur"ose%. And if one of you de"osits a thin on trust with another, 1et the trustee $9aithfully% dischar e 7is trust, and let him fear his 1ord. Conceal not e4idence; for whoe4er conceals it,@ 7is heart is tainted with sin. And Allah Hnoweth all that ye do. %-'! !o Allah belon eth all that is in the hea4ens and on earth. 3hether ye show what is in your minds or conceal it, Allah Calleth you to account for it. 7e for i4eth whom 7e "leaseth, and "unisheth whom 7e "leaseth, for Allah hath "ower o4er all thin s. %-(! !he Messen er belie4eth in what hath been re4ealed to him from his 1ord, as do the men of faith. Bach one $of them% belie4eth in Allah, 7is an els, 7is boo#s, and 7is a"ostles. <3e ma#e no distinction $they say% between one and another of 7is a"ostles.< And they say; <3e hear, and we obey; $3e see#% !hy for i4eness, our 1ord, and to !hee is the end of all 8ourneys.< %-)! :n no soul doth Allah Place a burden reater than it can bear. It ets e4ery ood that it earns, and it suffers e4ery ill that it earns. $Pray;% <:ur 1ord= Condemn us not if we for et or fall into error; our 1ord= 1ay not on us a burden 1i#e that which !hou didst lay on those before us; :ur 1ord= 1ay not on us a burden reater than we ha4e stren th to bear. 2lot out our sins, and rant us for i4eness. 7a4e mercy on us. !hou art our Protector; 7el" us a ainst those who stand a ainst faith.<

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In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
#! A. 1. M. %! Allah. !here is no od but 7e,@the 1i4in , the Self@Subsistin , Bternal. &! It is 7e 3ho sent down to thee $ste" by ste"%, in truth, the 2oo#, confirmin what went before it; and 7e sent down the 1aw $of Moses% and the Gos"el $of Jesus% before this, as a uide to man#ind, and 7e sent down the criterion $of 8ud ment between ri ht and wron %. '! !hen those who re8ect 9aith in the Si ns of Allah will suffer the se4erest "enalty, and Allah is BCalted in Mi ht, 1ord of 6etribution. (! 9rom Allah, 4erily nothin is hidden on earth or in the hea4ens. )! 7e it is 3ho sha"es you in the wombs as 7e "leases. !here is no od but 7e, the BCalted in Mi ht, the 3ise. *! 7e it is 3ho has sent down to thee the 2oo#; In it are 4erses basic or fundamental $of established meanin %; they are the foundation of the 2oo#; others are alle orical. 2ut those in whose hearts is "er4ersity follow the "art thereof that is alle orical, see#in discord, and searchin for its hidden meanin s, but no one #nows its hidden meanin s eCce"t Allah. And those who are firmly rounded in #nowled e say; <3e belie4e in the 2oo#; the whole of it is from our 1ord;< and none will ras" the Messa e eCce"t men of understandin . -! <:ur 1ord=< $they say%, <1et not our hearts de4iate now after !hou hast uided us, but rant us mercy from !hine own Presence; for !hou art the Grantor of bounties without measure. .! <:ur 1ord= !hou art 7e that will ather man#ind !o ether a ainst a day about which there is no doubt; for Allah ne4er fails in 7is "romise.< #/! !hose who re8ect 9aith,@ neither their "ossessions nor their $numerous% "ro eny will a4ail them au ht a ainst Allah. !hey are themsel4es but fuel for the 9ire. ##! $!heir "li ht will be% no better than that of the "eo"le of Pharaoh, and their "redecessors; !hey denied our Si ns, and Allah called them to account for their sins. 9or Allah is strict in "unishment. #%! Say to those who re8ect 9aith; <Soon will ye be 4anFuished and athered to ether to 7ell,@an e4il bed indeed $to lie on%=

#&! <!here has already been for you a Si n in the two armies that met $in combat%; :ne was fi htin in the cause of Allah, the other resistin Allah. these saw with their own eyes !wice their number. 2ut Allah doth su""ort with 7is aid whom 7e "leaseth. In this is a warnin for such as ha4e eyes to see.< #'! 9air in the eyes of men is the lo4e of thin s they co4et; 3omen and sons; 7ea"ed@u" hoards of old and sil4er; horses branded $for blood and eCcellence%; and $wealth of% cattle and well@tilled land. Such are the "ossessions of this worldDs life; but in nearness to Allah is the best of the oals $!o return to%. #(! Say; Shall I i4e you lad tidin s of thin s 9ar better than those> 9or the ri hteous are Gardens in nearness to their 1ord, with ri4ers flowin beneath; therein is their eternal home; with com"anions "ure $and holy%; and the ood "leasure of Allah. 9or in Allah.s si ht are $all% 7is ser4ants,@ #)! $?amely%, those who say; <:ur 1ord= we ha4e indeed belie4ed; for i4e us, then, our sins, and sa4e us from the a ony of the 9ire;<@ #*! !hose who show "atience, 9irmness and self@control; who are true $in word and deed%; who worshi" de4outly; who s"end $in the way of Allah.; and who "ray for for i4eness in the early hours of the mornin . #-! !here is no od but 7e; !hat is the witness of Allah, 7is an els, and those endued with #nowled e, standin firm on 8ustice. !here is no od but 7e, the BCalted in Power, the 3ise. #.! !he 6eli ion before Allah is Islam $submission to 7is 3ill%; ?or did the Peo"le of the 2oo# dissent therefrom eCce"t throu h en4y of each other, after #nowled e had come to them. 2ut if any deny the Si ns of Allah, Allah is swift in callin to account. %/! So if they dis"ute with thee, say; <I ha4e submitted My whole self to Allah and so ha4e those who follow me.< And say to the Peo"le of the 2oo# and to those who are unlearned; <Do ye $also% submit yoursel4es>< If they do, they are in ri ht uidance, but if they turn bac#, !hy duty is to con4ey the Messa e; and in Allah.s si ht are $all% 7is ser4ants. %#! As to those who deny the Si ns of Allah and in defiance of ri ht, slay the "ro"hets, and slay those who teach 8ust dealin with man#ind, announce to them a rie4ous "enalty. %%! !hey are those whose wor#s will bear no fruit in this world and in the 7ereafter nor will they ha4e anyone to hel". %&! 7ast thou not turned !hy 4ision to those who ha4e been i4en a "ortion of the 2oo#> !hey are in4ited to the 2oo# of Allah, to settle their dis"ute, but a "arty of them !urn bac# and decline $!he arbitration%.

%'! !his because they say; <!he 9ire shall not touch us but for a few numbered days<; 9or their for eries decei4e them as to their own reli ion. %(! 2ut how $will they fare% when we ather them to ether a ainst a day about which there is no doubt, and each soul will be "aid out 8ust what it has earned, without $fa4our or% in8ustice> %)! Say; <: Allah. 1ord of Power $And 6ule%, !hou i4est "ower to whom !hou "leasest, and !hou stri""est off "ower from whom !hou "leasest; !hou enduest with honour whom !hou "leasest, and !hou brin est low whom !hou "leasest; In !hy hand is all ood. Ierily, o4er all thin s !hou hast "ower. %*! <!hou causest the ni ht to ain on the day, and thou causest the day to ain on the ni ht; !hou brin est the 1i4in out of the dead, and !hou brin est the dead out of the 1i4in ; and !hou i4est sustenance to whom !hou "leasest, without measure.< %-! 1et not the belie4ers !a#e for friends or hel"ers 5nbelie4ers rather than belie4ers; if any do that, in nothin will there be hel" from Allah. eCce"t by way of "recaution, that ye may Guard yoursel4es from them. 2ut Allah cautions you $!o remember% 7imself; for the final oal is to Allah. %.! Say; <3hether ye hide what is in your hearts or re4eal it, Allah #nows it all; 7e #nows what is in the hea4ens, and what is on earth. And Allah has "ower o4er all thin s. &/! <:n the Day when e4ery soul will be confronted with all the ood it has done, and all the e4il it has done, it will wish there were a reat distance between it and its e4il. 2ut Allah cautions you $!o remember% 7imself. And Allah is full of #indness to those that ser4e 7im.< &#! Say; <If ye do lo4e Allah, 9ollow me; Allah will lo4e you and for i4e you your sins; 9or Allah is :ft@9or i4in , Most Merciful.< &%! Say; <:bey Allah and 7is Messen er.; 2ut if they turn bac#, Allah lo4eth not those who re8ect 9aith. &&! Allah did choose Adam and ?oah, the family of Abraham, and the family of DImran abo4e all "eo"le,@ &'! :ffs"rin , one of the other; And Allah heareth and #noweth all thin s. &(! 2ehold= a woman of DImran said; <: my 1ord= I do dedicate unto !hee what is in my womb for !hy s"ecial ser4ice; So acce"t this of me; 9or !hou hearest and #nowest all thin s.< &)! 3hen she was deli4ered, she said; <: my 1ord= 2ehold= I am deli4ered of a female child=<@ and Allah #new best what she brou ht forth@ <And no wise is the male 1i#e the

female. I ha4e named her Mary, and I commend her and her offs"rin to !hy "rotection from the B4il :ne, the 6e8ected.< &*! 6i ht raciously did her 1ord acce"t her; 7e made her row in "urity and beauty; !o the care of Ja#ariya was she assi ned. B4ery time that he entered $7er% chamber to see her, 7e found her su""lied with sustenance. 7e said; <: Mary= 3hence $comes% this to you>< She said; <9rom Allah. for Allah Pro4ides sustenance to whom 7e "leases without measure.< &-! !here did Ja#ariya "ray to his 1ord, sayin ; <: my 1ord= Grant unto me from !hee a "ro eny that is "ure; for !hou art 7e that heareth "rayer= &.! 3hile he was standin in "rayer in the chamber, the an els called unto him; <$Allah% doth i4e thee lad tidin s of Eahya, witnessin the truth of a 3ord from Allah, and $be besides% noble, chaste, and a "ro"het,@ of the $ oodly% com"any of the ri hteous.< '#! 7e said; <: my 1ord= Gi4e me a Si n=< <!hy Si n,< was the answer, <Shall be that thou shalt s"ea# to no man for three days but with si nals. !hen celebrate the "raises of thy 1ord a ain and a ain, and lorify 7im in the e4enin and in the mornin .< '%! 2ehold= the an els said; <: Mary= Allah hath chosen thee and "urified thee@ chosen thee abo4e the women of all nations. '&! <: Mary= worshi" !hy 1ord de4outly; Prostrate thyself, and bow down $in "rayer% with those who bow down.< ''! !his is "art of the tidin s of the thin s unseen, which 3e re4eal unto thee $: Messen er.% by ins"iration; !hou wast not with them when they cast lots with arrows, as to which of them should be char ed with the care of Mary; ?or wast thou with them when they dis"uted $the "oint%. '(! 2ehold= the an els said; <: Mary= Allah i4eth thee lad tidin s of a 3ord from 7im; his name will be Christ Jesus, the son of Mary, held in honour in this world and the 7ereafter and of $the com"any of% those nearest to Allah. ')! <7e shall s"ea# to the "eo"le in childhood and in maturity. And he shall be $of the com"any% of the ri hteous.< '*! She said; <: my 1ord= 7ow shall I ha4e a son when no man hath touched me>< 7e said; <B4en so; Allah createth what 7e willeth; 3hen 7e hath decreed a "lan, 7e but saith to it, D2e,D and it is= '-! <And Allah will teach him the 2oo# and 3isdom, the 1aw and the Gos"el, '.! <And $a""oint him% an a"ostle to the Children of Israel, $with this messa e%; <DI ha4e come to you, with a Si n from your 1ord, in that I ma#e for you out of clay, as it were,

the fi ure of a bird, and breathe into it, and it becomes a bird by Allah.s lea4e; And I heal those born blind, and the le"ers, and I Fuic#en the dead, by Allah.s lea4e; and I declare to you what ye eat, and what ye store in your houses. Surely therein is a Si n for you if ye did belie4e; (/! <D$I ha4e come to you%, to attest the 1aw which was before me. And to ma#e lawful to you "art of what was $2efore% forbidden to you; I ha4e come to you with a Si n from your 1ord. So fear Allah, and obey me. (#! <DIt is Allah 3ho is my 1ord and your 1ord; then worshi" 7im. !his is a 3ay that is strai ht.D< (%! 3hen Jesus found 5nbelief on their "art 7e said; <3ho will be My hel"ers to $the wor# of% Allah.< Said the disci"les; <3e are Allah.s hel"ers; 3e belie4e in Allah, and do thou bear witness that we are Muslims. (&! <:ur 1ord= we belie4e in what !hou hast re4ealed, and we follow the Messen er. then write us down amon those who bear witness.< ('! And $the unbelie4ers% "lotted and "lanned, and Allah too "lanned, and the best of "lanners is Allah. ((! 2ehold= Allah said; <: Jesus= I will ta#e thee and raise thee to Myself and clear thee $of the falsehoods% of those who blas"heme; I will ma#e those who follow thee su"erior to those who re8ect faith, to the Day of 6esurrection; !hen shall ye all return unto me, and I will 8ud e between you of the matters wherein ye dis"ute. ()! <As to those who re8ect faith, I will "unish them with terrible a ony in this world and in the 7ereafter, nor will they ha4e anyone to hel".< (*! <As to those who belie4e and wor# ri hteousness, Allah will "ay them $in full% their reward; but Allah lo4eth not those who do wron .< (-! <!his is what we rehearse unto thee of the Si ns and the Messa e of 3isdom.< (.! !he similitude of Jesus before Allah is as that of Adam; 7e created him from dust, then said to him; <2e<. And he was. )/! !he !ruth $comes% from Allah alone; so be not of those who doubt. )#! If any one dis"utes in this matter with thee, now after $full% #nowled e 7ath come to thee, say; <Come= let us ather to ether,@ our sons and your sons, our women and your women, oursel4es and yoursel4es; !hen let us earnestly "ray, and in4o#e the curse of Allah on those who lie=<

)%! !his is the true account; !here is no od eCce"t Allah. and Allah.7e is indeed the BCalted in Power, the 3ise. )&! 2ut if they turn bac#, Allah hath full #nowled e of those who do mischief. )'! Say; <: Peo"le of the 2oo#= come to common terms as between us and you; !hat we worshi" none but Allah. that we associate no "artners with him; that we erect not, from amon oursel4es, 1ords and "atrons other than Allah.< If then they turn bac#, say ye; <2ear witness that we $at least% are Muslims $bowin to Allah.s 3ill%. )(! Ee Peo"le of the 2oo#= 3hy dis"ute ye about Abraham, when the 1aw and the Gos"el 3ere not re4ealed !ill after him> 7a4e ye no understandin > ))! Ah= Ee are those who fell to dis"utin $B4en% in matters of which ye had some #nowled e= but why dis"ute ye in matters of which ye ha4e no #nowled e> It is Allah 3ho #nows, and ye who #now not= )*! Abraham was not a Jew nor yet a Christian; but he was true in 9aith, and bowed his will to Allah.s $3hich is Islam%, and he 8oined not ods with Allah. )-! 3ithout doubt, amon men, the nearest of #in to Abraham, are those who follow him, as are also this Messen er and those who belie4e; And Allah is the Protector of those who ha4e faith. ).! It is the wish of a section of the Peo"le of the 2oo# to lead you astray. 2ut they shall lead astray $?ot you%, but themsel4es, and they do not "ercei4e= */! Ee Peo"le of the 2oo#= 3hy re8ect ye the Si ns of Allah, of which ye are $Eoursel4es% witnesses> *#! Ee Peo"le of the 2oo#= 3hy do ye clothe !ruth with falsehood, and conceal the !ruth, while ye ha4e #nowled e> *%! A section of the Peo"le of the 2oo# say; <2elie4e in the mornin what is re4ealed to the belie4ers, but re8ect it at the end of the day; "erchance they may $themsel4es% !urn bac#; *&! <And belie4e no one unless he follows your reli ion.< Say; <!rue uidance is the Guidance of Allah. $9ear ye% 1est a re4elation be sent to someone $else% 1i#e unto that which was sent unto you> or that those $6ecei4in such re4elation% should en a e you in ar ument before your 1ord>< Say; <All bounties are in the hand of Allah. 7e ranteth them to whom 7e "leaseth; And Allah careth for all, and 7e #noweth all thin s.< *'! 9or 7is Mercy 7e s"ecially chooseth whom 7e "leaseth; for Allah is the 1ord of bounties unbounded.

*(! Amon the Peo"le of the 2oo# are some who, if entrusted with a hoard of old, will $readily% "ay it bac#; others, who, if entrusted with a sin le sil4er coin, will not re"ay it unless thou constantly stoodest demandin , because, they say, <there is no call on us $to #ee" faith% with these i norant $Pa ans%.< but they tell a lie a ainst Allah, and $well% they #now it. *)! ?ay.@ !hose that #ee" their "li hted faith and act ari ht,@4erily Allah lo4es those who act ari ht. **! As for those who sell the faith they owe to Allah and their own "li hted word for a small "rice, they shall ha4e no "ortion in the 7ereafter; ?or will Allah $Dei n to% s"ea# to them or loo# at them on the Day of Jud ment, nor will 7e cleans them $of sin%; !hey shall ha4e a rie4ous "enalty. *-! !here is amon them a section who distort the 2oo# with their ton ues; $As they read% you would thin# it is a "art of the 2oo#, but it is no "art of the 2oo#; and they say, <!hat is from Allah,< but it is not from Allah. It is they who tell a lie a ainst Allah, and $well% they #now it= *.! It is not $"ossible% that a man, to whom is i4en the 2oo#, and 3isdom, and the "ro"hetic office, should say to "eo"le; <2e ye my worshi""ers rather than Allah.s<; on the contrary $7e would say% <2e ye worshi""ers of 7im 3ho is truly the Cherisher of all; 9or ye ha4e tau ht the 2oo# and ye ha4e studied it earnestly.< -/! ?or would he instruct you to ta#e an els and "ro"hets for 1ords and "atrons. 3hat= would he bid you to unbelief after ye ha4e bowed your will $!o Allah in Islam%> -#! 2ehold= Allah too# the co4enant of the "ro"hets, sayin ; <I i4e you a 2oo# and 3isdom; then comes to you an a"ostle, confirmin what is with you; do ye belie4e in him and render him hel".< Allah said; <Do ye a ree, and ta#e this my Co4enant as bindin on you>< !hey said; <3e a ree.< 7e said; <!hen bear witness, and I am with you amon the witnesses.< -%! If any turn bac# after this, they are "er4erted trans ressors. -&! Do they see# for other than the 6eli ion of Allah.@while all creatures in the hea4ens and on earth ha4e, willin or unwillin , bowed to 7is 3ill $Acce"ted Islam%, and to 7im shall they all be brou ht bac#. -'! Say; <3e belie4e in Allah, and in what has been re4ealed to us and what was re4ealed to Abraham, IsmaDil, Isaac, Jacob, and the !ribes, and in $the 2oo#s% i4en to Moses, Jesus, and the "ro"hets, from their 1ord; 3e ma#e no distinction between one and another amon them, and to Allah do we bow our will $in Islam%.<

-(! If anyone desires a reli ion other than Islam $submission to Allah., ne4er will it be acce"ted of him; and in the 7ereafter 7e will be in the ran#s of those who ha4e lost $All s"iritual ood%. -)! 7ow shall Allah Guide those who re8ect 9aith after they acce"ted it and bore witness that the Messen er was true and that Clear Si ns had come unto them> but Allah uides not a "eo"le un8ust. -*! :f such the reward is that on them $rests% the curse of Allah, of 7is an els, and of all man#ind;@ --! In that will they dwell; nor will their "enalty be li htened, nor res"ite be $their lot%;@ -.! BCce"t for those that re"ent $B4en% after that, and ma#e amends; for 4erily Allah is :ft@9or i4in , Most Merciful. ./! 2ut those who re8ect 9aith after they acce"ted it, and then o on addin to their defiance of 9aith,@ ne4er will their re"entance be acce"ted; for they are those who ha4e $of set "ur"ose% one astray. .#! As to those who re8ect 9aith, and die re8ectin ,@ ne4er would be acce"ted from any such as much old as the earth contains, thou h they should offer it for ransom. 9or such is $in store% a "enalty rie4ous, and they will find no hel"ers. .%! 2y no means shall ye attain ri hteousness unless ye i4e $freely% of that which ye lo4e; and whate4er ye i4e, of a truth Allah #noweth it well. .&! All food was lawful to the Children of Israel, eCce"t what Israel Made unlawful for itself, before the 1aw $of Moses% was re4ealed. Say; <2rin ye the 1aw and study it, if ye be men of truth.< .'! If any, after this, in4ent a lie and attribute it to Allah, they are indeed un8ust wron @ doers. .(! Say; <$Allah% s"ea#eth the !ruth; follow the reli ion of Abraham, the sane in faith; he was not of the Pa ans.< .)! !he first 7ouse $of worshi"% a""ointed for men was that at 2a##a; 9ull of blessin and of uidance for all #inds of bein s; .*! In it are Si ns Manifest; $for eCam"le%, the Station of Abraham; whoe4er enters it attains security; Pil rima e thereto is a duty men owe to Allah,@ those who can afford the 8ourney; but if any deny faith, Allah stands not in need of any of 7is creatures. .-! Say; <: Peo"le of the 2oo#= 3hy re8ect ye the Si ns of Allah, when Allah is 7imself witness to all ye do><

..! Say; <: ye Peo"le of the 2oo#= 3hy obstruct ye those who belie4e, from the "ath of Allah, See#in to ma#e it croo#ed, while ye were yoursel4es witnesses $to Allah.s Co4enant%> but Allah is not unmindful of all that ye do.< #//! : ye who belie4e= If ye listen to a faction amon the Peo"le of the 2oo#, they would $indeed% render you a"ostates after ye ha4e belie4ed= #/#! And how would ye deny 9aith while unto you are rehearsed the Si ns of Allah, and amon you 1i4es the Messen er. 3hoe4er holds firmly to Allah will be shown a way that is strai ht. #/%! : ye who belie4e= 9ear Allah as 7e should be feared, and die not eCce"t in a state of Islam. #/&! And hold fast, all to ether, by the ro"e which Allah $stretches out for you%, and be not di4ided amon yoursel4es; and remember with ratitude Allah.s fa4our on you; for ye were enemies and 7e 8oined your hearts in lo4e, so that by 7is Grace, ye became brethren; and ye were on the brin# of the "it of 9ire, and 7e sa4ed you from it. !hus doth Allah ma#e 7is Si ns clear to you; !hat ye may be uided. #/'! 1et there arise out of you a band of "eo"le in4itin to all that is ood, en8oinin what is ri ht, and forbiddin what is wron ; !hey are the ones to attain felicity. #/(! 2e not li#e those who are di4ided amon st themsel4es and fall into dis"utations after recei4in Clear Si ns; 9or them is a dreadful "enalty,@ #/)! :n the Day when some faces will be $lit u" with% white, and some faces will be $in the loom of% blac#; !o those whose faces will be blac#, $will be said%; <Did ye re8ect 9aith after acce"tin it> !aste then the "enalty for re8ectin 9aith.< #/*! 2ut those whose faces will be $lit with% white,@ they will be in $the li ht of% Allah.s mercy; therein to dwell $for e4er%. #/-! !hese are the Si ns of Allah. 3e rehearse them to thee in !ruth; And Allah means no in8ustice to any of 7is creatures. #/.! !o Allah belon s all that is in the hea4ens and on earth; !o 7im do all Fuestions o bac# $for decision%. ##/! Ee are the best of "eo"les, e4ol4ed for man#ind, en8oinin what is ri ht, forbiddin what is wron , and belie4in in Allah. If only the Peo"le of the 2oo# had faith, it were best for them; amon them are some who ha4e faith, but most of them are "er4erted trans ressors. ###! !hey will do you no harm, barrin a triflin annoyance; if they come out to fi ht you, they will show you their bac#s, and no hel" shall they et.

##%! Shame is "itched o4er them $1i#e a tent% where4er they are found, eCce"t when under a co4enant $of "rotection% from Allah and from men; they draw on themsel4es wrath from Allah, and "itched o4er them is $the tent of% destitution. !his because they re8ected the Si ns of Allah, and slew the "ro"hets in defiance of ri ht; this because they rebelled and trans ressed beyond bounds. ##&! ?ot all of them are ali#e; :f the Peo"le of the 2oo# are a "ortion that stand $9or the ri ht%; !hey rehearse the Si ns of Allah all ni ht lon , and they "rostrate themsel4es in adoration. ##'! !hey belie4e in Allah and the 1ast Day; they en8oin what is ri ht, and forbid what is wron ; and they hasten $in emulation% in $all% ood wor#s; !hey are in the ran#s of the ri hteous. ##(! :f the ood that they do, nothin will be re8ected of them; for Allah #noweth well those that do ri ht. ##)! !hose who re8ect 9aith,@ neither their "ossessions nor their $numerous% "ro eny will a4ail them au ht a ainst Allah. !hey will be com"anions of the 9ire,@ dwellin therein $for e4er%. ##*! 3hat they s"end in the life of this $material% world May be li#ened to a wind which brin s a ni""in frost; It stri#es and destroys the har4est of men who ha4e wron ed their own souls; it is not Allah that hath wron ed them, but they wron themsel4es. ##-! : ye who belie4e= !a#e not into your intimacy those outside your ran#s; !hey will not fail to corru"t you. !hey only desire your ruin; 6an# hatred has already a""eared from their mouths; 3hat their hearts conceal is far worse. 3e ha4e made "lain to you the Si ns, if ye ha4e wisdom. ##.! Ah= ye are those who lo4e them, but they lo4e you not,@ thou h ye belie4e in the whole of the 2oo#. 3hen they meet you, they say, <3e belie4e<; 2ut when they are alone, they bite off the 4ery ti"s of their fin ers at you in their ra e. Say; <Perish in you ra e; Allah #noweth well all the secrets of the heart.< #%/! If au ht that is ood befalls you, it rie4es them; but if some misfortune o4erta#es you, they re8oice at it. 2ut if ye are constant and do ri ht, not the least harm will their cunnin do to you; for Allah Com"asseth round about all that they do. #%#! 6emember that mornin !hou didst lea4e !hy household $early% to "ost the faithful at their stations for battle; And Allah heareth and #noweth all thin s; #%%! 6emember two of your "arties Meditated cowardice; but Allah was their "rotector, and in Allah should the faithful $B4er% "ut their trust.

#%&! Allah had hel"ed you at 2adr, when ye were a contem"tible little force; then fear Allah. thus May ye show your ratitude. #%'! 6emember thou saidst to the 9aithful; <Is it not enou h for you that Allah should hel" you with three thousand an els $S"ecially% sent down> #%(! <Eea, @ if ye remain firm, and act ari ht, e4en if the enemy should rush here on you in hot haste, your 1ord would hel" you with fi4e thousand an els Ma#in a terrific onslau ht. #%)! Allah made it but a messa e of ho"e for you, and an assurance to your hearts; $in any case% there is no hel" eCce"t from Allah. !he BCalted, the 3ise; #%*! !hat 7e mi ht cut off a frin e of the 5nbelie4ers or eC"ose them to infamy, and they should then be turned bac#, frustrated of their "ur"ose. #%-! ?ot for thee, $but for Allah., is the decision; 3hether 7e turn in mercy to them, or "unish them; for they are indeed wron @doers. #%.! !o Allah belon eth all that is in the hea4ens and on earth. 7e for i4eth whom 7e "leaseth and "unisheth whom 7e "leaseth; but Allah is :ft@9or i4in , Most Merciful. #&/! : ye who belie4e= De4our not usury, doubled and multi"lied; but fear Allah. that ye may $really% "ros"er. #&#! 9ear the 9ire, which is re"aired for those who re8ect 9aith; #&%! And obey Allah and the Messen er. that ye may obtain mercy. #&&! 2e Fuic# in the race for for i4eness from your 1ord, and for a Garden whose width is that $of the whole% of the hea4ens and of the earth, "re"ared for the ri hteous,@ #&'! !hose who s"end $freely%, whether in "ros"erity, or in ad4ersity; who restrain an er, and "ardon $all% men;@ for Allah lo4es those who do ood;@ #&(! And those who, ha4in done somethin to be ashamed of, or wron ed their own souls, earnestly brin Allah to mind, and as# for for i4eness for their sins,@ and who can for i4e sins eCce"t Allah.@ and are ne4er obstinate in "ersistin #nowin ly in $the wron % they ha4e done. #&)! 9or such the reward is for i4eness from their 1ord, and Gardens with ri4ers flowin underneath,@ an eternal dwellin ; 7ow eCcellent a recom"ense for those who wor# $and stri4e%= #&*! Many were the 3ays of 1ife that ha4e "assed away before you; tra4el throu h the earth, and see what was the end of those who re8ected !ruth.

#&-! 7ere is a "lain statement to men, a uidance and instruction to those who fear Allah. #&.! So lose not heart, nor fall into des"air; 9or ye must ain mastery if ye are true in 9aith. #'/! If a wound hath touched you, be sure a similar wound hath touched the others. Such days $of 4aryin fortunes% 3e i4e to men and men by turns; that Allah may #now those that belie4e, and that 7e may ta#e to 7imself from your ran#s Martyr@witnesses $to !ruth%. And Allah lo4eth not those that do wron . #'#! Allah.s ob8ect also is to "ur e those that are true in 9aith and to de"ri4e of blessin !hose that resist 9aith. #'%! Did ye thin# that ye would enter 7ea4en without Allah testin those of you who fou ht hard $In 7is Cause% and remained steadfast> #'&! Ee did indeed wish for death before ye met him; ?ow ye ha4e seen him with your own eyes, $And ye flinch=% #''! Muhammad is no more than an a"ostle; many 3ere the a"ostle that "assed away before him. If he died or were slain, will ye then !urn bac# on your heels> If any did turn bac# on his heels, not the least harm will he do to Allah. but Allah $on the other hand% will swiftly reward those who $ser4e 7im% with ratitude. #'(! ?or can a soul die eCce"t by Allah.s lea4e, the term bein fiCed as by writin . If any do desire a reward in this life, 3e shall i4e it to him; and if any do desire a reward in the 7ereafter, 3e shall i4e it to him. And swiftly shall 3e reward those that $ser4e us with% ratitude. #')! 7ow many of the "ro"hets fou ht $in Allah.s way%, and with them $fou ht% 1ar e bands of odly men> but they ne4er lost heart if they met with disaster in Allah.s way, nor did they wea#en $in will% nor i4e in. And Allah 1o4es those who are firm and steadfast. #'*! All that they said was; <:ur 1ord= 9or i4e us our sins and anythin 3e may ha4e done that trans ressed our duty; Bstablish our feet firmly, and hel" us a ainst those that resist 9aith.< #'-! And Allah a4e them a reward in this world, and the eCcellent reward of the 7ereafter. 9or Allah 1o4eth those who do ood. #'.! : ye who belie4e= If ye obey the 5nbelie4ers, they will dri4e you bac# on your heels, and ye will turn bac# $from 9aith% to your own loss. #(/! ?ay, Allah is your "rotector, and 7e is the best of hel"ers.

#(#! Soon shall 3e cast terror into the hearts of the 5nbelie4ers, for that they 8oined com"anions with Allah, for which 7e had sent no authority; their abode will be the 9ire; And e4il is the home of the wron @doers= #(%! Allah did indeed fulfil 7is "romise to you when ye with 7is "ermission 3ere about to annihilate your enemy,@until ye flinched and fell to dis"utin about the order, and disobeyed it after 7e brou ht you in si ht $of the booty% which ye co4et. Amon you are some that han#er after this world and some that desire the 7ereafter. !hen did 7e di4ert you from your foes in order to test you but 7e for a4e you; 9or Allah is full of race to those who belie4e. #(&! 2ehold= ye were climbin u" the hi h round, without e4en castin a side lance at any one, and the Messen er in your rear was callin you bac#. !here did Allah i4e you one distress after another by way of reFuital, to teach you not to rie4e for $the booty% that had esca"ed you and for $the ill% that had befallen you. 9or Allah is well aware of all that ye do. #('! After $the eCcitement% of the distress, 7e sent down calm on a band of you o4ercome with slumber, while another band was stirred to anCiety by their own feelin s, Mo4ed by wron sus"icions of Allah.sus"icions due to i norance. !hey said; <3hat affair is this of ours>< Say thou; <Indeed, this affair is wholly Allah.s.< !hey hide in their minds what they dare not re4eal to thee. !hey say $to themsel4es%; <If we had had anythin to do with this affair, 3e should not ha4e been in the slau hter here.< Say; <B4en if you had remained in your homes, those for whom death was decreed would certainly ha4e one forth to the "lace of their death<; but $all this was% that Allah mi ht test what is in your breasts and "ur e what is in your hearts. 9or Allah #noweth well the secrets of your hearts. #((! !hose of you who turned bac# on the day the two hosts Met,@it was Satan who caused them to fail, because of some $e4il% they had done. 2ut Allah 7as blotted out $their fault%; 9or Allah is :ft@9or i4in , Most 9orbearin . #()! : ye who belie4e= 2e not li#e the 5nbelie4ers, who say of their brethren, when they are tra4ellin throu h the Barth or en a ed in fi htin ; <If they had stayed with us, they would not ha4e died, or been slain.< !his that Allah may ma#e it a cause of si hs and re rets in their hearts. It is Allah that i4es 1ife and Death, and Allah sees well all that ye do. #(*! And if ye are slain, or die, in the way of Allah, for i4eness and mercy from Allah are far better than all they could amass. #(-! And if ye die, or are slain, 1o= it is unto Allah that ye are brou ht to ether. #(.! It is "art of the Mercy of Allah that thou dost deal ently with them 3ert thou se4ere or harsh@hearted, they would ha4e bro#en away from about thee; so "ass o4er $!heir faults%, and as# for $$Allah%Ds% for i4eness for them; and consult them in affairs $of

moment%. !hen, when thou hast !a#en a decision "ut thy trust in Allah. 9or Allah lo4es those who "ut their trust $in 7im%. #)/! If Allah hel"s you, none can o4ercome you; If 7e forsa#es you, who is there, after that, that can hel" you> in Allah, then, 1et belie4ers "ut their trust. #)#! ?o "ro"het could $e4er% be false to his trust. If any "erson is so false, 7e shall, on the Day of Jud ment, restore what he misa""ro"riated; then shall e4ery soul recei4e its due,@ whate4er it earned,@ and none shall be dealt with un8ustly. #)%! Is the man who follows the ood "leasure of Allah 1i#e the man who draws on himself the wrath of Allah, and whose abode is in 7ell>@ A woeful refu e= #)&! !hey are in 4aryin do. ardens in the si ht of Allah, and Allah sees well all that they

#)'! Allah did confer a reat fa4our on the belie4ers when 7e sent amon them an a"ostle from amon themsel4es, rehearsin unto them the Si ns of Allah, sanctifyin them, and instructin them in Scri"ture and 3isdom, while, before that, they had been in manifest error. #)(! 3hat= 3hen a sin le disaster smites you, althou h ye smote $your enemies% with one twice as reat, do ye say>@ <3hence is this>< Say $to them%; <It is from yoursel4es; 9or Allah hath "ower o4er all thin s.< #))! 3hat ye suffered on the day the two armies Met, was with the lea4e of Allah, in order that 7e mi ht test the belie4ers,@ #)*! And the 7y"ocrites also. !hese were told; <Come, fi ht in the way of Allah, or $at least% dri4e $!he foe from your city%.< !hey said; <7ad we #nown how to fi ht, we should certainly ha4e followed you.< !hey were that day nearer to 5nbelief than to 9aith, sayin with their li"s what was not in their hearts but Allah hath full #nowled e of all they conceal. #)-! $!hey are% the ones that say, $of their brethren slain%, while they themsel4es sit $at ease%; <If only they had listened to us they would not ha4e been slain.< Say; <A4ert death from your own sel4es, if ye s"ea# the truth.< #).! !hin# not of those who are slain in Allah.s way as dead. ?ay, they li4e, findin their sustenance in the "resence of their 1ord; #*/! !hey re8oice in the bounty "ro4ided by Allah. And with re ard to those left behind, who ha4e not yet 8oined them $in their bliss%, the $Martyrs% lory in the fact that on them is no fear, nor ha4e they $cause to% rie4e.

#*#! !hey lory in the Grace and the bounty from Allah, and in the fact that Allah suffereth not the reward of the 9aithful to be lost $in the least%. #*%! :f those who answered the call of Allah and the Messen er, e4en after bein wounded, those who do ri ht and refrain from wron ha4e a reat reward;@ #*&! Men said to them; <A reat army is atherin a ainst you<; And fri htened them; 2ut it $only% increased their 9aith; !hey said; <9or us Allah sufficeth, and 7e is the best dis"oser of affairs.< #*'! And they returned with Grace and bounty from Allah. no harm e4er touched them; 9or they followed the ood "leasure of Allah. And Allah is the 1ord of bounties unbounded. #*(! It is only the B4il :ne that su ests to you the fear of his 4otaries; 2e ye not afraid of them, but fear Me, if ye ha4e 9aith. #*)! 1et not those rie4e thee who rush headlon into 5nbelief; ?ot the least harm will they do to Allah. Allah.s "lan is that 7e will i4e them no "ortion in the 7ereafter, but a se4ere "unishment. #**! !hose who "urchase 5nbelief at the "rice of faith,@ not the least harm will they do to Allah, but they will ha4e a rie4ous "unishment. #*-! 1et not the 5nbelie4ers thin# that our res"ite to them is ood for themsel4es; 3e rant them res"ite that they may row in their iniFuity; 2ut they will ha4e a shameful "unishment. #*.! Allah will not lea4e the belie4ers in the state in which ye are now, until 7e se"arates what is e4il from what is ood nor will 7e disclose to you the secrets of the 5nseen. 2ut 7e chooses of 7is Messen er. $9or the "ur"ose% whom 7e "leases. So belie4e in Allah. And 7is a"ostles; And if ye belie4e and do ri ht, ye ha4e a reward without measure. #-/! And let not those who co4etously withhold of the ifts which Allah 7ath i4en them of 7is Grace, thin# that it is ood for them; ?ay, it will be the worse for them; soon shall the thin s which they co4etously withheld be tied to their nec#s 1i#e a twisted collar, on the Day of Jud ment. !o Allah belon s the herita e of the hea4ens and the earth; and Allah is well@acFuainted with all that ye do. #-#! Allah hath heard the taunt of those who say; <!ruly, Allah is indi ent and we are rich=<@ 3e shall certainly record their word and $their act% of slayin the "ro"hets in defiance of ri ht, and 3e shall say; <!aste ye the "enalty of the Scorchin 9ire= #-%! <!his is because of the $unri hteous deeds% which your hands sent on before ye; 9or Allah ne4er harms those who ser4e 7im.<

#-&! !hey $also% said; <$Allah% too# our "romise not to belie4e in an a"ostle unless 7e showed us a sacrifice consumed by 9ire $9rom hea4en%.< Say; <!here came to you a"ostles before me, with clear Si ns and e4en with what ye as# for; why then did ye slay them, if ye s"ea# the truth>< #-'! !hen if they re8ect thee, so were re8ected a"ostles before thee, who came with Clear Si ns, 2oo#s of dar# "ro"hecies, and the 2oo# of Bnli htenment. #-(! B4ery soul shall ha4e a taste of death; And only on the Day of Jud ment shall you be "aid your full recom"ense. :nly he who is sa4ed far from the 9ire and admitted to the Garden will ha4e attained the ob8ect $of 1ife%; 9or the life of this world is but oods and chattels of dece"tion. #-)! Ee shall certainly be tried and tested in your "ossessions and in your "ersonal sel4es; and ye shall certainly 7ear much that will rie4e you, from those who recei4ed the 2oo# before you and from those who worshi" many ods. 2ut if ye "erse4ere "atiently, and uard a ainst e4il,@then that will be a determinin factor in all affairs. #-*! And remember Allah too# a co4enant from the Peo"le of the 2oo#, to ma#e it #nown and clear to man#ind, and not to hide it; but they threw it away behind their bac#s, and "urchased with it some miserable ain= And 4ile was the bar ain they made= #--! !hin# not that those who eCult in what they ha4e brou ht about, and lo4e to be "raised for what they ha4e not done,@ thin# esca"e the "enalty. 9or them is a "enalty Grie4ous indeed. #-.! !o Allah belon eth the dominion of the hea4ens and the earth; and Allah hath "ower o4er all thin s. #./! 2ehold= in the creation of the hea4ens and the earth, and the alternation of ni ht and day,@ there are indeed Si ns for men of understandin ,@ #.#! Men who celebrate the "raises of Allah, standin , sittin , and lyin down on their sides, and contem"late the $wonders of% creation in the hea4ens and the earth, $3ith the thou ht%; <:ur 1ord= not for nau ht 7ast !hou created $all% this= Glory to !hee= Gi4e us sal4ation from the "enalty of the 9ire. #.%! <:ur 1ord= any whom !hou dost admit to the 9ire, !ruly !hou co4erest with shame, and ne4er will wron @doers 9ind any hel"ers= #.&! <:ur 1ord= we ha4e heard the call of one callin $5s% to 9aith, D2elie4e ye in the 1ord,D and we ha4e belie4ed. :ur 1ord= 9or i4e us our sins, blot out from us our iniFuities, and ta#e to !hyself our souls in the com"any of the ri hteous. #.'! <:ur 1ord= Grant us what !hou didst "romise unto us throu h !hine a"ostles, and sa4e us from shame on the Day of Jud ment; 9or !hou ne4er brea#est !hy "romise.<

#.(! And their 1ord hath acce"ted of them, and answered them; <?e4er will I suffer to be lost the wor# of any of you, be he male or female; Ee are members, one of another; !hose who ha4e left their homes, or been dri4en out therefrom, or suffered harm in My Cause, or fou ht or been slain,@ 4erily, I will blot out from them their iniFuities, and admit them into Gardens with ri4ers flowin beneath;@ A reward from the "resence of Allah, and from 7is "resence is the best of rewards.< #.)! 1et not the struttin about of the 5nbelie4ers throu h the land decei4e thee; #.*! 1ittle is it for en8oyment; !heir ultimate abode is 7ell; what an e4il bed $!o lie on%= #.-! :n the other hand, for those who fear their 1ord, are Gardens, with ri4ers flowin beneath; therein are they to dwell $for e4er%,@ a ift from the "resence of Allah. and that which is in the "resence of Allah is the best $bliss% for the ri hteous. #..! And there are, certainly, amon the Peo"le of the 2oo#, those who belie4e in Allah, in the re4elation to you, and in the re4elation to them, bowin in humility to Allah. !hey will not sell the Si ns of Allah for a miserable ain= 9or them is a reward with their 1ord, and Allah is swift in account. %//! : ye who belie4e= Perse4ere in "atience and constancy; 4ie in such "erse4erance; stren then each other; and fear Allah. that ye may "ros"er.

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In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
#! : man#ind= 6e4ere your Guardian@1ord, who created you from a sin le "erson, created, of li#e nature, 7is mate, and from them twain scattered $li#e seeds% countless men and women;@ re4erence Allah, throu h whom ye demand your mutual $ri hts%, and $re4erence% the wombs $!hat bore you%; for Allah e4er watches o4er you. %! !o or"hans restore their "ro"erty $3hen they reach their a e%, nor substitute $your% worthless thin s for $their% ood ones; and de4our not their substance $by miCin it u"% with your own. 9or this is indeed a reat sin. &! If ye fear that ye shall not be able to deal 8ustly with the or"hans, Marry women of your choice, !wo or three or four; but if ye fear that ye shall not be able to deal 8ustly $with them%, then only one, or $a ca"ti4e% that your ri ht hands "ossess, that will be more suitable, to "re4ent you from doin in8ustice.

'! And i4e the women $on marria e% their dower as a free ift; but if they, of their own ood "leasure, remit any "art of it to you, !a#e it and en8oy it with ri ht ood cheer. (! !o those wea# of understandin Ma#e not o4er your "ro"erty, which Allah hath made a means of su""ort for you, but feed and clothe them therewith, and s"ea# to them words of #indness and 8ustice. )! Ma#e trial of or"hans until they reach the a e of marria e; if then ye find sound 8ud ment in them, release their "ro"erty to them; but consume it not wastefully, nor in haste a ainst their rowin u". If the uardian is well@off, 1et him claim no remuneration, but if he is "oor, let him ha4e for himself what is 8ust and reasonable. 3hen ye release their "ro"erty to them, ta#e witnesses in their "resence; 2ut all@ sufficient is Allah in ta#in account. *! 9rom what is left by "arents and those nearest related there is a share for men and a share for women, whether the "ro"erty be small or lar e,@a determinate share. -! 2ut if at the time of di4ision other relati4es, or or"hans or "oor, are "resent, feed them out of the $"ro"erty%, and s"ea# to them words of #indness and 8ustice. .! 1et those $dis"osin of an estate% ha4e the same fear in their minds as they would ha4e for their own if they had left a hel"less family behind; 1et them fear Allah, and s"ea# words of a""ro"riate $comfort%. #/! !hose who un8ustly eat u" the "ro"erty of or"hans, eat u" a 9ire into their own bodies; !hey will soon be endurin a 2laAin 9ire= ##! Allah $thus% directs you as re ards your ChildrenDs $Inheritance%; to the male, a "ortion eFual to that of two females; if only dau hters, two or more, their share is two@ thirds of the inheritance; if only one, her share is a half. 9or "arents, a siCth share of the inheritance to each, if the deceased left children; if no children, and the "arents are the $only% heirs, the mother has a third; if the deceased 1eft brothers $or sisters% the mother has a siCth. $!he distribution in all cases $Ds% after the "ayment of le acies and debts. Ee #now not whether your "arents or your children are nearest to you in benefit. !hese are settled "ortions ordained by Allah. and Allah is All@#nowin , All@wise. #%! In what your wi4es lea4e, your share is a half, if they lea4e no child; but if they lea4e a child, ye et a fourth; after "ayment of le acies and debts. In what ye lea4e, their share is a fourth, if ye lea4e no child; but if ye lea4e a child, they et an ei hth; after "ayment of le acies and debts. If the man or woman whose inheritance is in Fuestion, has left neither ascendants nor descendants, but has left a brother or a sister, each one of the two ets a siCth; but if more than two, they share in a third; after "ayment of le acies and debts; so that no loss is caused $to any one%. !hus is it ordained by Allah. and Allah is All@#nowin , Most 9orbearin .

#&! !hose are limits set by Allah. those who obey Allah and 7is Messen er will be admitted to Gardens with ri4ers flowin beneath, to abide therein $for e4er% and that will be the su"reme achie4ement. #'! 2ut those who disobey Allah and 7is Messen er and trans ress 7is limits will be admitted to a 9ire, to abide therein; And they shall ha4e a humiliatin "unishment. #(! If any of your women are uilty of lewdness, !a#e the e4idence of four $6eliable% witnesses from amon st you a ainst them; and if they testify, confine them to houses until death do claim them, or Allah ordain for them some $other% way. #)! If two men amon you are uilty of lewdness, "unish them both. If they re"ent and amend, 1ea4e them alone; for Allah is :ft@returnin , Most Merciful. #*! Allah acce"t the re"entance of those who do e4il in i norance and re"ent soon afterwards; to them will Allah turn in mercy; 9or Allah is full of #nowled e and wisdom. #-! :f no effect is the re"entance of those who continue to do e4il, until death faces one of them, and he says, <?ow ha4e I re"ented indeed;< nor of those who die re8ectin 9aith; for them ha4e 3e "re"ared a "unishment most rie4ous. #.! : ye who belie4e= Ee are forbidden to inherit women a ainst their will. ?or should ye treat them with harshness, that ye may !a#e away "art of the dower ye ha4e i4en them,@eCce"t where they ha4e been uilty of o"en lewdness; on the contrary li4e with them on a footin of #indness and eFuity. If ye ta#e a disli#e to them it may be that ye disli#e a thin , and Allah brin s about throu h it a reat deal of ood. %/! 2ut if ye decide to ta#e one wife in "lace of another, e4en if ye had i4en the latter a whole treasure for dower, !a#e not the least bit of it bac#; 3ould ye ta#e it by slander and manifest wron > %#! And how could ye ta#e it when ye ha4e one in unto each other, and they ha4e !a#en from you a solemn co4enant> %%! And marry not women whom your fathers married,@ eCce"t what is "ast; It was shameful and odious,@ an abominable custom indeed. %&! Prohibited to you $9or marria e% are;@ Eour mothers, dau hters, sisters; fatherDs sisters, MotherDs sisters; brotherDs dau hters, sisterDs dau hters; foster@mothers $3ho a4e you suc#%, foster@sisters; your wi4esD mothers; your ste"@dau hters under your uardianshi", born of your wi4es to whom ye ha4e one in,@ no "rohibition if ye ha4e not one in;@ $!hose who ha4e been% wi4es of your sons "roceedin from your loins; and two sisters in wedloc# at one and the same time, eCce"t for what is "ast; for Allah is :ft@ for i4in , Most Merciful;@

%'! Also $"rohibited are% women already married, eCce"t those whom your ri ht hands "ossess; !hus hath Allah ordained $Prohibitions% a ainst you; BCce"t for these, all others are lawful, "ro4ided ye see# $them in marria e% with ifts from your "ro"erty,@ desirin chastity, not lust, seein that ye deri4e benefit from them, i4e them their dowers $at least% as "rescribed; but if, after a dower is "rescribed, a ree Mutually $to 4ary it%, there is no blame on you, and Allah is All@#nowin , All@wise. %(! If any of you ha4e not the means wherewith to wed free belie4in women, they may wed belie4in irls from amon those whom your ri ht hands "ossess; And Allah hath full #nowled e about your faith. Ee are one from another; 3ed them with the lea4e of their owners, and i4e them their dowers, accordin to what is reasonable; !hey should be chaste, not lustful, nor ta#in "aramours; when they are ta#en in wedloc#, if they fall into shame, their "unishment is half that for free women. !his $"ermission% is for those amon you who fear sin; but it is better for you that ye "ractise self@restraint. And Allah is :ft@for i4in , Most Merciful. %)! Allah doth wish to ma#e clear to you and to show you the ordinances of those before you; and $7e doth wish to% turn to you $In Mercy%; And Allah is All@#nowin , All@wise. %*! Allah doth wish to !urn to you, but the wish of those who follow their lusts is that ye should turn away $from 7im%,@ far, far away. %-! Allah doth wish to li hten your $difficulties%; 9or man was created 3ea# $in flesh%. %.! : ye who belie4e= Bat not u" your "ro"erty amon yoursel4es in 4anities; 2ut let there be amon st you !raffic and trade by mutual ood@will; ?or #ill $or destroy% yoursel4es; for 4erily Allah hath been to you Most Merciful= &/! If any do that in rancour and in8ustice,@ soon shall 3e cast them into the 9ire; And easy it is for Allah. &#! If ye $but% eschew the most heinous of the thin s which ye are forbidden to do, 3e shall eC"el out of you all the e4il in you, and admit you to a ate of reat honour. &%! And in no wise co4et those thin s in which Allah 7ath bestowed 7is ifts More freely on some of you than on others; !o men is allotted what they earn, and to women what they earn; 2ut as# Allah of 7is bounty. 9or Allah hath full #nowled e of all thin s. &&! !o $benefit% e4ery one, 3e ha4e a""ointed shares and heirs to "ro"erty left by "arents and relati4es. !o those, also, to whom your ri ht hand was "led ed, i4e their due "ortion. 9or truly Allah is witness to all thin s. &'! Men are the "rotectors and maintainers of women, because Allah has i4en the one more $stren th% than the other, and because they su""ort them from their means. !herefore the ri hteous women are de4outly obedient, and uard in $the husbandDs% absence what Allah would ha4e them uard. As to those women on whose "art ye fear

disloyalty and ill@conduct, admonish them $first%, $?eCt%, refuse to share their beds, $And last% beat them $li htly%; but if they return to obedience, see# not a ainst them Means $of annoyance%; 9or Allah is Most 7i h, reat $abo4e you all%. &(! If ye fear a breach between them twain, a""oint $two% arbiters, one from his family, and the other from hers; if they wish for "eace, Allah will cause their reconciliation; 9or Allah hath full #nowled e, and is acFuainted with all thin s. &)! Ser4e Allah, and 8oin not any "artners with 7im; and do ood@ to "arents, #insfol#, or"hans, those in need, nei hbours who are near, nei hbours who are stran ers, the com"anion by your side, the wayfarer $ye meet%, and what your ri ht hands "ossess; 9or Allah lo4eth not the arro ant, the 4ain lorious;@ &*! $?or% those who are ni ardly or en8oin ni ardliness on others, or hide the bounties which Allah hath bestowed on them; for 3e ha4e "re"ared, for those who resist 9aith, a "unishment that stee"s them in contem"t;@ &-! ?ot those who s"end of their substance, to be seen of men, but ha4e no faith in Allah and the 1ast Day; If any ta#e the B4il :ne for their intimate, what a dreadful intimate he is= &.! And what burden 3ere it on them if they had faith in Allah and in the 1ast Day, and they s"ent out of what Allah hath i4en them for sustenance> 9or Allah hath full #nowled e of them. '/! Allah is ne4er un8ust in the least de ree; If there is any ood $done%, 7e doubleth it, and i4eth from 7is own "resence a reat reward. '#! 7ow then if 3e brou ht from each "eo"le a witness, and 3e brou ht thee as a witness a ainst these "eo"le= '%! :n that day those who re8ect 9aith and disobey the a"ostle will wish that the earth 3ere made one with them; 2ut ne4er will they hide a sin le fact from Allah. '&! : ye who belie4e= A""roach not "rayers with a mind befo ed, until ye can understand all that ye say,@ nor in a state of ceremonial im"urity $BCce"t when tra4ellin on the road%, until after washin your whole body. If ye are ill, or on a 8ourney, or one of you cometh from offices of nature, or ye ha4e been in contact with women, and ye find no water, then ta#e for yoursel4es clean sand or earth, and rub therewith your faces and hands. 9or Allah doth blot out sins and for i4e a ain and a ain. ''! 7ast thou not turned !hy 4ision to those who were i4en a "ortion of the 2oo#> they traffic in error, and wish that ye should lose the ri ht "ath. '(! 2ut Allah hath full #nowled e of your enemies; Allah is enou h for a "rotector, and Allah is enou h for a 7el"er.

')! :f the Jews there are those who dis"lace words from their $ri ht% "laces, and say; <3e hear and we disobey<; and <7ear what is not 7eard<; and <6aDina<; with a twist of their ton ues and a slander to 9aith. If only they had said; <3hat hear and we obey<; and <Do hear<; and <Do loo# at us<; it would ha4e been better for them, and more "ro"er; but Allah hath cursed them for their 5nbelief; and but few of them will belie4e. '*! : ye Peo"le of the 2oo#= belie4e in what 3e ha4e $now% re4ealed, confirmin what was $already% with you, before 3e chan e the face and fame of some $of you% beyond all reco nition, and turn them hindwards, or curse them as 3e cursed the Sabbath@brea#ers, for the decision of Allah Must be carried out. '-! Allah for i4eth not that "artners should be set u" with 7im; but 7e for i4eth anythin else, to whom 7e "leaseth; to set u" "artners with Allah is to de4ise a sin Most heinous indeed. '.! 7ast thou not turned !hy 4ision to those who claim sanctity for themsel4es> ?ay@but Allah Doth sanctify whom 7e "leaseth. 2ut ne4er will they fail to recei4e 8ustice in the least little thin . (/! 2ehold= how they in4ent a lie a ainst Allah. but that by itself is a manifest sin= (#! 7ast thou not turned !hy 4ision to those who were i4en a "ortion of the 2oo#> they belie4e in sorcery and B4il, and say to the 5nbelie4ers that they are better uided in the $ri ht% way !han the belie4ers= (%! !hey are $men% whom Allah hath cursed; And those whom Allah 7ath cursed, thou wilt find, ha4e no one to hel". (&! 7a4e they a share in dominion or "ower> 2ehold, they i4e not a farthin to their fellow@men> ('! :r do they en4y man#ind for what Allah hath i4en them of his bounty> but 3e had already i4en the "eo"le of Abraham the 2oo# and 3isdom, and conferred u"on them a reat #in dom. ((! Some of them belie4ed, and some of them a4erted their faces from him; And enou h is 7ell for a burnin fire. ()! !hose who re8ect our Si ns, 3e shall soon cast into the 9ire; as often as their s#ins are roasted throu h, 3e shall chan e them for fresh s#ins, that they may taste the "enalty; for Allah is BCalted in Power, 3ise. (*! 2ut those who belie4e and do deeds of ri hteousness, 3e shall soon admit to Gardens, with ri4ers flowin beneath,@ their eternal home; !herein shall they ha4e com"anions "ure and holy; 3e shall admit them to shades, cool and e4er dee"enin .

(-! Allah doth command you to render bac# your !rusts to those to whom they are due; And when ye 8ud e between man and man, that ye 8ud e with 8ustice; Ierily how eCcellent is the teachin which 7e i4eth you= 9or Allah is 7e 3ho heareth and seeth all thin s. (.! : ye who belie4e= :bey Allah, and obey the Messen er, and those char ed with authority amon you. If ye differ in anythin amon yoursel4es, refer it to Allah and 7is Messen er, if ye do belie4e in Allah and the 1ast Day; !hat is best, and most suitable for final determination. )/! 7ast thou not turned !hy 4ision to those who declare that they belie4e in the re4elations that ha4e come to thee and to those before thee> !heir $real% wish is to resort to ether for 8ud ment $in their dis"utes% to the B4il :ne, thou h they were ordered to re8ect him. 2ut SatanDs wish is to lead them astray far away $from the ri ht%. )#! 3hen it is said to them; <Come to what Allah hath re4ealed, and to the Messen er.; !hou seest the 7y"ocrites a4ert their faces from thee in dis ust. )%! 7ow then, when they are seiAed by misfortune, because of the deeds which they hands ha4e sent forth> !hen their come to thee, swearin by Allah. <3e meant no more than ood@will and conciliation=< )&! !hose men,@$Allah% #nows what is in their hearts; so #ee" clear of them, but admonish them, and s"ea# to them a word to reach their 4ery souls. )'! 3e sent not an a"ostle, but to be obeyed, in accordance with the will of Allah. If they had only, when they were un8ust to themsel4es, come unto thee and as#ed Allah.s for i4eness, and the Messen er had as#ed for i4eness for them, they would ha4e found Allah indeed :ft@returnin , Most Merciful. )(! 2ut no, by the 1ord, they can ha4e no $real% 9aith, until they ma#e thee 8ud e in all dis"utes between them, and find in their souls no resistance a ainst !hy decisions, but acce"t them with the fullest con4iction. ))! If 3e had ordered them to sacrifice their li4es or to lea4e their homes, 4ery few of them would ha4e done it; 2ut if they had done what they were $actually% told, it would ha4e been best for them, and would ha4e one farthest to stren then their $faith%; )*! And 3e should then ha4e i4en them from our "resence a reat reward; )-! And 3e should ha4e shown them the Strai ht 3ay. ).! All who obey Allah and the a"ostle are in the com"any of those on whom is the Grace of Allah,@ of the "ro"hets $who teach%, the sincere $lo4ers of !ruth%, the witnesses $who testify%, and the 6i hteous $who do ood%; Ah= what a beautiful fellowshi"=

*/! Such is the bounty from Allah. And sufficient is it that Allah #noweth all. *#! : ye who belie4e= !a#e your "recautions, and either o forth in "arties or o forth all to ether. *%! !here are certainly amon you men who would tarry behind; If a misfortune befalls you, they say; <$Allah% did fa4our us in that we were not "resent amon them.< *&! 2ut if ood fortune comes to you from Allah, they would be sure to say @ as if there had ne4er been !ies of affection between you and them @ <:h= I wish I had been with them; a fine thin should I then ha4e made of it=< *'! 1et those fi ht in the cause of Allah 3ho sell the life of this world for the hereafter. !o him who fi hteth in the cause of Allah,@ whether he is slain or ets 4ictory @ Soon shall 3e i4e him a reward of reat $4alue%. *(! And why should ye not fi ht in the cause of Allah and of those who, bein wea#, are ill@treated $and o""ressed%>@ Men, women, and children, whose cry is; <:ur 1ord= 6escue us from this town, whose "eo"le are o""ressors; and raise for us from thee one who will "rotect; and raise for us from thee one who will hel"=< *)! !hose who belie4e fi ht in the cause of Allah, and those who re8ect 9aith 9i ht in the cause of B4il; So fi ht ye a ainst the friends of Satan; feeble indeed is the cunnin of Satan. **! 7ast thou not turned !hy 4ision to those who were told to hold bac# their hands $from fi ht% but establish re ular "rayers and s"end in re ular charity> 3hen $at len th% the order for fi htin was issued to them, behold= a section of them feared men as @ or e4en more than @ they should ha4e feared Allah. !hey said; <:ur 1ord= 3hy hast !hou ordered us to fi ht> 3ouldst !hou not Grant us res"ite to our $natural% term, near $enou h%>< Say; <Short is the en8oyment of this world; the 7ereafter is the best for those who do ri ht; ?e4er will ye be dealt with un8ustly in the 4ery least= *-! <3here4er ye are, death will find you out, e4en if ye are in towers built u" stron and hi h=< If some ood befalls them, they say, <!his is from Allah.; but if e4il, they say, <!his is from thee< $: Pro"het%. Say; <All thin s are from Allah.< 2ut what hath come to these "eo"le, that they fail to understand a sin le fact> *.! 3hate4er ood, $: man=% ha""ens to thee, is from Allah. but whate4er e4il ha""ens to thee, is from thy $own% soul. and 3e ha4e sent thee as an a"ostle to $instruct% man#ind. And enou h is Allah for a witness. -/! 7e who obeys the Messen er, obeys Allah. 2ut if any turn away, 3e ha4e not sent thee to watch o4er their $e4il deeds%.

-#! !hey ha4e <:bedience< on their li"s; but when they lea4e thee, a section of them Meditate all ni ht on thin s 4ery different from what thou tellest them. 2ut Allah records their ni htly $"lots%; So #ee" clear of them, and "ut thy trust in Allah, and enou h is Allah as a dis"oser of affairs. -%! Do they not consider the GurDan $with care%> 7ad it been from other !han Allah, they would surely ha4e found therein Much discre"ancy. -&! 3hen there comes to them some matter touchin $Public% safety or fear, they di4ul e it. If they had only referred it to the Messen er, or to those char ed with authority amon them, the "ro"er in4esti ators would ha4e !ested it from them $direct%. 3ere it not for the Grace and Mercy of Allah unto you, all but a few of you would ha4e fallen into the clutches of Satan. -'! !hen fi ht in Allah.s cause @ !hou art held res"onsible only for thyself @ and rouse the belie4ers. It may be that Allah will restrain the fury of the 5nbelie4ers; for Allah is the stron est in mi ht and in "unishment. -(! 3hoe4er recommends and hel"s a ood cause becomes a "artner therein; And whoe4er recommends and hel"s an e4il cause, shares in its burden; And Allah hath "ower o4er all thin s. -)! 3hen a $courteous% reetin is offered you, meet it with a reetin still more courteous, or $at least% of eFual courtesy. Allah ta#es careful account of all thin s. -*! Allah. !here is no od but 7e; of a surety 7e will ather you to ether a ainst the Day of Jud ment, about which there is no doubt. And whose word can be truer than Allah.s> --! 3hy should ye be di4ided into two "arties about the 7y"ocrites> Allah hath u"set them for their $e4il% deeds. 3ould ye uide those whom Allah hath thrown out of the 3ay> 9or those whom Allah hath thrown out of the 3ay, ne4er shalt thou find the 3ay. -.! !hey but wish that ye should re8ect 9aith, as they do, and thus be on the same footin $as they%; 2ut ta#e not friends from their ran#s until they flee in the way of Allah $9rom what is forbidden%. 2ut if they turn rene ades, seiAe them and slay them where4er ye find them; and $in any case% ta#e no friends or hel"ers from their ran#s;@ ./! BCce"t those who 8oin a rou" between whom and you there is a treaty $of "eace%, or those who a""roach you with hearts restrainin them from fi htin you as well as fi htin their own "eo"le. If Allah had "leased, 7e could ha4e i4en them "ower o4er you, and they would ha4e fou ht you; !herefore if they withdraw from you but fi ht you not, and $instead% send you $Guarantees of% "eace, then Allah 7ath o"ened no way for you $to war a ainst them%. .#! :thers you will find that wish to ain your confidence as well as that of their "eo"le; B4ery time they are sent bac# to tem"tation, they succumb thereto; if they withdraw not

from you nor i4e you $ uarantees% of "eace besides restrainin their hands, seiAe them and slay them where4er ye et them; In their case 3e ha4e "ro4ided you with a clear ar ument a ainst them. .%! ?e4er should a belie4er #ill a belie4er; but $If it so ha""ens% by mista#e, $Com"ensation is due%; If one $so% #ills a belie4er, it is ordained that he should free a belie4in sla4e, and "ay com"ensation to the deceasedDs family, unless they remit it freely. If the deceased belon ed to a "eo"le at war with you, and he was a belie4er, the freein of a belie4in sla4e $Is enou h%. If he belon ed to a "eo"le with whom ye ha4e treaty of Mutual alliance, com"ensation should be "aid to his family, and a belie4in sla4e be freed. 9or those who find this beyond their means, $is "rescribed% a fast for two months runnin ; by way of re"entance to Allah. for Allah hath all #nowled e and all wisdom. .&! If a man #ills a belie4er intentionally, his recom"ense is 7ell, to abide therein $9or e4er%; And the wrath and the curse of Allah are u"on him, and a dreadful "enalty is "re"ared for him. .'! : ye who belie4e= 3hen ye o abroad in the cause of Allah, in4esti ate carefully, and say not to any one who offers you a salutation; <!hou art none of a belie4er=< Co4etin the "erishable oods of this life; with Allah are "rofits and s"oils abundant. B4en thus were ye yoursel4es before, till Allah conferred on you 7is fa4ours; !herefore carefully in4esti ate. 9or Allah is well aware of all that ye do. .(! ?ot eFual are those belie4ers who sit $at home% and recei4e no hurt, and those who stri4e and fi ht in the cause of Allah with their oods and their "ersons. Allah hath ranted a rade hi her to those who stri4e and fi ht with their oods and "ersons than to those who sit $at home%. 5nto all $in 9aith% 7ath Allah "romised ood; 2ut those who stri4e and fi ht 7ath 7e distin uished abo4e those who sit $at home% by a s"ecial reward,@ .)! 6an#s s"ecially bestowed by 7im, and 9or i4eness and Mercy. 9or Allah is :ft@ for i4in , Most Merciful. .*! 3hen an els ta#e the souls of those who die in sin a ainst their souls, they say; <In what $"li ht% 3ere ye>< !hey re"ly; <3ea# and o""ressed 3ere we in the earth.< !hey say; <3as not the earth of Allah s"acious enou h for you to mo4e yoursel4es away $9rom e4il%>< Such men will find their abode in 7ell,@ 3hat an e4il refu e= @ .-! BCce"t those who are $really% wea# and o""ressed @ men, women, and children @ who ha4e no means in their "ower, nor $a uide@"ost% to their way. ..! 9or these, there is ho"e that Allah will for i4e; 9or Allah doth blot out $sins% and for i4e a ain and a ain.

#//! 7e who forsa#es his home in the cause of Allah, finds in the earth Many a refu e, wide and s"acious; Should he die as a refu ee from home for Allah and 7is Messen er, 7is reward becomes due and sure with Allah. And Allah is :ft@for i4in , Most Merciful. #/#! 3hen ye tra4el throu h the earth, there is no blame on you if ye shorten your "rayers, for fear the 5nbelie4ers May attac# you; 9or the 5nbelie4ers are unto you o"en enemies. #/%! 3hen thou $: Messen er. art with them, and standest to lead them in "rayer, 1et one "arty of them stand u" $in "rayer% with thee, !a#in their arms with them; 3hen they finish their "rostrations, let them !a#e their "osition in the rear. And let the other "arty come u" which hath not yet "rayed @ and let them "ray with thee, !a#in all "recaution, and bearin arms; the 5nbelie4ers wish, if ye were ne li ent of your arms and your ba a e, to assault you in a sin le rush. 2ut there is no blame on you if ye "ut away your arms because of the incon4enience of rain or because ye are ill; but ta#e $e4ery% "recaution for yoursel4es. 9or the 5nbelie4ers Allah hath "re"ared a humiliatin "unishment. #/&! 3hen ye "ass $Con re ational% "rayers, celebrate Allah.s "raises, standin , sittin down, or lyin down on your sides; but when ye are free from dan er, set u" 6e ular Prayers; 9or such "rayers are en8oined on belie4ers at stated times. #/'! And slac#en not in followin u" the enemy; If ye are sufferin hardshi"s, they are sufferin similar hardshi"s; but ye ha4e 7o"e from Allah, while they ha4e none. And Allah is full of #nowled e and wisdom. #/(! 3e ha4e sent down to thee the 2oo# in truth, that thou mi htest 8ud e between men, as uided by Allah. so be not $used% as an ad4ocate by those who betray their trust; #/)! 2ut see# the for i4eness of Allah. for Allah is :ft@for i4in , Most Merciful. #/*! Contend not on behalf of such as betray their own souls; for Allah lo4eth not one i4en to "erfidy and crime; #/-! !hey may hide $!heir crimes% from men, but they cannot hide $!hem% from Allah, seein that 7e is in their midst when they "lot by ni ht, in words that 7e cannot a""ro4e; And Allah Doth com"ass round all that they do. #/.! Ah= !hese are the sort of men on whose behalf ye may contend in this world; but who will contend with Allah on their behalf on the Day of Jud ment, or who will carry their affairs throu h> ##/! If any one does e4il or wron s his own soul but afterwards see#s Allah.s for i4eness, he will find Allah :ft@for i4in , Most Merciful.

###! And if any one earns sin. he earns it a ainst 7is own soul; for Allah is full of #nowled e and wisdom. ##%! 2ut if any one earns a fault or a sin and throws it on to one that is innocent, 7e carries $on himself% $2oth% a falsehood and a fla rant sin. ##&! 2ut for the Grace of Allah to thee and his Mercy, a "arty of them would certainly ha4e "lotted to lead thee astray. 2ut $in fact% they will only 1ead their own souls astray, and to thee they can do no harm in the least. 9or Allah hath sent down to thee the 2oo# and wisdom and tau ht thee what thou Hnewest not $before%; And reat is the Grace of Allah unto thee. ##'! In most of their secret tal#s there is no ood; 2ut if one eChorts to a deed of charity or 8ustice or conciliation between men, $Secrecy is "ermissible%; !o him who does this, see#in the ood "leasure of Allah, 3e shall soon i4e a reward of the hi hest $4alue%. ##(! If anyone contends with the Messen er e4en after uidance has been "lainly con4eyed to him, and follows a "ath other than that becomin to men of 9aith, 3e shall lea4e him in the "ath he has chosen, and land him in 7ell,@ what an e4il refu e= ##)! Allah for i4eth not $!he sin of% 8oinin other ods with 7im; but 7e for i4eth whom 7e "leaseth other sins than this; one who 8oins other ods with Allah, 7ath strayed far, far away $from the ri ht%. ##*! $!he Pa ans%, lea4in 7im, call but u"on female deities; !hey call but u"on satan the "ersistent rebel= ##-! Allah did curse him, but he said; <I will ta#e of !hy ser4ants a "ortion Mar#ed off; ##.! <I will mislead them, and I will create in them false desires; I will order them to slit the ears of cattle, and to deface the $fair% nature created by Allah.< 3hoe4er, forsa#in Allah, ta#es satan for a friend, hath of a surety suffered a loss that is manifest. #%/! Satan ma#es them "romises, and creates in them false desires; but satanDs "romises are nothin but dece"tion. #%#! !hey $his du"es% will ha4e their dwellin in 7ell, and from it they will find no way of esca"e. #%%! 2ut those who belie4e and do deeds of ri hteousness,@ we shall soon admit them to ardens, with ri4ers flowin beneath,@to dwell therein for e4er. Allah.s "romise is the truth, and whose word can be truer than Allah.s> #%&! ?ot your desires, nor those of the Peo"le of the 2oo# $can "re4ail%; whoe4er wor#s e4il, will be reFuited accordin ly. ?or will he find, besides Allah, any "rotector or hel"er.

#%'! If any do deeds of ri hteousness,@ be they male or female @ and ha4e faith, they will enter 7ea4en, and not the least in8ustice will be done to them. #%(! 3ho can be better in reli ion than one who submits his whole self to Allah, does ood, and follows the way of Abraham the true in 9aith> 9or Allah did ta#e Abraham for a friend. #%)! 2ut to Allah belon all thin s in the hea4ens and on earth; And 7e it is that Bncom"asseth all thin s. #%*! !hey as# thy instruction concernin the women say; Allah doth instruct you about them; And $remember% what hath been rehearsed unto you in the 2oo#, concernin the or"hans of women to whom ye i4e not the "ortions "rescribed, and yet whom ye desire to marry, as also concernin the children who are wea# and o""ressed; that ye stand firm for 8ustice to or"hans. !here is not a ood deed which ye do, but Allah is well@acFuainted therewith. #%-! If a wife fears cruelty or desertion on her husbandDs "art, there is no blame on them if they arran e an amicable settlement between themsel4es; and such settlement is best; e4en thou h menDs souls are swayed by reed. 2ut if ye do ood and "ractise self@ restraint, Allah is well@acFuainted with all that ye do. #%.! Ee are ne4er able to be fair and 8ust as between women, e4en if it is your ardent desire; 2ut turn not away $from a woman% alto ether, so as to lea4e her $as it were% han in $in the air%. If ye come to a friendly understandin , and "ractise self@ restraint, Allah is :ft@for i4in , Most Merciful. #&/! 2ut if they disa ree $and must "art%, Allah will "ro4ide abundance for all from 7is all@reachin bounty; for Allah is 7e that careth for all and is 3ise. #&#! !o Allah belon all thin s in the hea4ens and on earth. Ierily we ha4e directed the Peo"le of the 2oo# before you, and you $o Muslims% to fear Allah. 2ut if ye deny 7im, lo= unto Allah belon all thin s in the hea4ens and on earth, and Allah is free of all wants, worthy of all "raise. #&%! Eea, unto Allah belon all thin s in the hea4ens and on earth, and enou h is Allah to carry throu h all affairs. #&&! If it were 7is will, 7e could destroy you, o man#ind, and create another race; for 7e hath "ower this to do. #&'! If any one desires a reward in this life, in Allah.s $ ift% is the reward $both% of this life and of the hereafter; for Allah is 7e that heareth and seeth $all thin s%. #&(! : ye who belie4e= stand out firmly for 8ustice, as witnesses to Allah, e4en as a ainst yoursel4es, or your "arents, or your #in, and whether it be $a ainst% rich or "oor; for

Allah can best "rotect both. 9ollow not the lusts $of your hearts%, lest ye swer4e, and if ye distort $8ustice% or decline to do 8ustice, 4erily Allah is well@ acFuainted with all that ye do. #&)! : ye who belie4e= 2elie4e in Allah and 7is Messen er, and the scri"ture which 7e hath sent to 7is Messen er and the scri"ture which 7e sent to those before $him%. Any who denieth Allah, 7is an els, 7is 2oo#s, 7is Messen er., and the Day of Jud ment, hath one far, far astray. #&*! !hose who belie4e, then re8ect faith, then belie4e $a ain% and $a ain% re8ect faith, and o on increasin in unbelief,@ Allah will not for i4e them nor uide them nor uide them on the way. #&-! !o the 7y"ocrites i4e the lad tidin s that there is for them $but% a rie4ous "enalty;@ #&.! Eea, to those who ta#e for friends unbelie4ers rather than belie4ers; is it honour they see# amon them> ?ay,@ all honour is with Allah. #'/! Already has 7e sent you 3ord in the 2oo#, that when ye hear the si ns of Allah held in defiance and ridicule, ye are not to sit with them unless they turn to a different theme; if ye did, ye would be li#e them. 9or Allah will collect the hy"ocrites and those who defy faith @ all in 7ell;@ #'#! $!hese are% the ones who wait and watch about you; if ye do ain a 4ictory from Allah, they say; <3ere we not with you><@ but if the unbelie4ers ain a success, they say $to them%; <Did we not ain an ad4anta e o4er you, and did we not uard you from the belie4ers>< but Allah will 8ud e betwiCt you on the Day of Jud ment. And ne4er will Allah rant to the unbelie4ers a way $to trium"hs% o4er the belie4ers. #'%! !he 7y"ocrites @ they thin# they are o4er@reachin Allah, but 7e will o4er@ reach them; 3hen they stand u" to "rayer, they stand without earnestness, to be seen of men, but little do they hold Allah in remembrance; #'&! $!hey are% distracted in mind e4en in the midst of it,@ bein $sincerely% for neither one rou" nor for another whom Allah lea4es strayin ,@ ne4er wilt thou find for him the way. #''! : ye who belie4e= !a#e not for friends unbelie4ers rather than belie4ers; Do ye wish to offer Allah an o"en "roof a ainst yoursel4es> #'(! !he 7y"ocrites will be in the lowest de"ths of the 9ire; no hel"er wilt thou find for them;@

#')! BCce"t for those who re"ent, mend $their li4es% hold fast to Allah, and "urify their reli ion as in Allah.s si ht; if so they will be $numbered% with the belie4ers. And soon will Allah rant to the belie4ers a reward of immense 4alue. #'*! 3hat can Allah ain by your "unishment, if ye are rateful and ye belie4e> ?ay, it is Allah that reco niseth $all ood%, and #noweth all thin s. #'-! Allah lo4eth not that e4il should be noised abroad in "ublic s"eech, eCce"t where in8ustice hath been done; for Allah is 7e who heareth and #noweth all thin s. #'.! 3hether ye "ublish a ood deed or conceal it or co4er e4il with "ardon, 4erily Allah doth blot out $sins% and hath "ower $in the 8ud ment of 4alues%. #(/! !hose who deny Allah and 7is a"ostles, and $those who% wish to se"arate Allah from 7is a"ostles, sayin ; <3e belie4e in some but re8ect others<; And $those who% wish to ta#e a course midway,@ #(#! !hey are in truth $eFually% unbelie4ers; and we ha4e "re"ared for unbelie4ers a humiliatin "unishment. #(%! !o those who belie4e in Allah and 7is a"ostles and ma#e no distinction between any of the a"ostles, we shall soon i4e their $due% rewards; for Allah is :ft@ for i4in , Most Merciful. #(&! !he "eo"le of the 2oo# as# thee to cause a boo# to descend to them from hea4en; Indeed they as#ed Moses for an e4en reater $miracle%, for they said; <Show us Allah in "ublic,< but they were daAed for their "resum"tion, with thunder and li htnin . Eet they worshi""ed the calf e4en after clear si ns had come to them; e4en so we for a4e them; and a4e Moses manifest "roofs of authority. #('! And for their co4enant we raised o4er them $the towerin hei ht% of Mount $Sinai%; and $on another occasion% we said; <Bnter the ate with humility<; and $once a ain% we commanded them; <!rans ress not in the matter of the sabbath.< And we too# from them a solemn co4enant. #((! $!hey ha4e incurred di4ine dis"leasure%; In that they bro#e their co4enant; that they re8ected the si ns of Allah. that they slew the Messen ers in defiance of ri ht; that they said, <:ur hearts are the wra""in s $which "reser4e Allah.s 3ord; 3e need no more%<;@ ?ay, Allah hath set the seal on their hearts for their blas"hemy, and little is it they belie4e;@ #()! !hat they re8ected 9aith; that they uttered a ainst Mary a ra4e false char e; #(*! !hat they said $in boast%, <3e #illed Christ Jesus the son of Mary, the Messen er of Allah.;@ but they #illed him not, nor crucified him, but so it was made to a""ear to them,

and those who differ therein are full of doubts, with no $certain% #nowled e, but only con8ecture to follow, for of a surety they #illed him not;@ #(-! ?ay, Allah raised him u" unto 7imself; and Allah is BCalted in Power, 3ise;@ #(.! And there is none of the Peo"le of the 2oo# but must belie4e in him before his death; and on the Day of Jud ment he will be a witness a ainst them;@ #)/! 9or the iniFuity of the Jews 3e made unlawful for them certain $foods% ood and wholesome which had been lawful for them;@ in that they hindered many from Allah.s 3ay;@ #)#! !hat they too# usury, thou h they were forbidden; and that they de4oured menDs substance wron fully;@ we ha4e "re"ared for those amon them who re8ect faith a rie4ous "unishment. #)%! 2ut those amon them who are well@ rounded in #nowled e, and the belie4ers, belie4e in what hath been re4ealed to thee and what was re4ealed before thee; And $es"ecially% those who establish re ular "rayer and "ractise re ular charity and belie4e in Allah and in the 1ast Day; !o them shall 3e soon i4e a reat reward. #)&! 3e ha4e sent thee ins"iration, as 3e sent it to ?oah and the Messen ers after him; we sent ins"iration to Abraham, IsmaDil, Isaac, Jacob and the !ribes, to Jesus, Job, Jonah, Aaron, and solomon, and to Da4id 3e a4e the Psalms. #)'! :f some a"ostles 3e ha4e already told thee the story; of others 3e ha4e not;@ and to Moses Allah s"o#e direct;@ #)(! Messen er. who a4e ood news as well as warnin , that man#ind, after $the comin % of the a"ostles, should ha4e no "lea a ainst Allah. 9or Allah is BCalted in Power, 3ise. #))! 2ut Allah beareth witness that what 7e hath sent unto thee 7e hath sent from 7is $own% #nowled e, and the an els bear witness; 2ut enou h is Allah for a witness. #)*! !hose who re8ect 9aith and #ee" off $men% from the way of Allah, ha4e 4erily strayed far, far away from the Path. #)-! !hose who re8ect 9aith and do wron ,@ Allah will not for i4e them nor uide them to any way@ #).! BCce"t the way of 7ell, to dwell therein for e4er. And this to Allah is easy. #*/! : Man#ind= !he Messen er hath come to you in truth from Allah. belie4e in him; It is best for you. 2ut if ye re8ect 9aith, to Allah belon all thin s in the hea4ens and on earth; And Allah is All@#nowin , All@wise.

#*#! : Peo"le of the 2oo#= Commit no eCcesses in your reli ion; ?or say of Allah au ht but the truth. Christ Jesus the son of Mary was $no more than% an a"ostle of Allah, and 7is 3ord, which 7e bestowed on Mary, and a s"irit "roceedin from 7im; so belie4e in Allah and 7is a"ostles. Say not <!rinity< ; desist; it will be better for you; for Allah is one Allah. Glory be to 7im; $far eCalted is 7e% abo4e ha4in a son. !o 7im belon all thin s in the hea4ens and on earth. And enou h is Allah as a Dis"oser of affairs. #*%! Christ disdaineth nor to ser4e and worshi" Allah, nor do the an els, those nearest $to Allah.; those who disdain 7is worshi" and are arro ant,@7e will ather them all to ether unto 7imself to $answer%. #*&! 2ut to those who belie4e and do deeds of ri hteousness, 7e will i4e their $due% rewards,@ and more, out of 7is bounty; 2ut those who are disdainful and arro ant, 7e will "unish with a rie4ous "enalty; ?or will they find, besides Allah, any to "rotect or hel" them. #*'! : man#ind= 4erily there hath come to you a con4incin "roof from your 1ord; 9or 3e ha4e sent unto you a li ht $that is% manifest. #*(! !hen those who belie4e in Allah, and hold fast to 7im,@ soon will 7e admit them to mercy and race from 7imself, and uide them to 7imself by a strai ht way. #*)! !hey as# thee for a le al decision. Say; Allah directs $thus% about those who lea4e no descendants or ascendants as heirs. If it is a man that dies, lea4in a sister but no child, she shall ha4e half the inheritance; If $such a deceased was% a woman, who left no child, 7er brother ta#es her inheritance; If there are two sisters, they shall ha4e two@thirds of the inheritance $between them%; if there are brothers and sisters, $they share%, the male ha4in twice the share of the female. !hus doth Allah ma#e clear to you $7is law%, lest ye err. And Allah hath #nowled e of all thin s.

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In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
#! : ye who belie4e= fulfil $all% obli ations. 1awful unto you $for food% are all four@ footed animals, with the eCce"tions named; 2ut animals of the chase are forbidden while ye are in the sacred "recincts or in "il rim arb; for Allah doth command accordin to 7is will and "lan.

%! : ye who belie4e= Iiolate not the sanctity of the symbols of Allah, nor of the sacred month, nor of the animals brou ht for sacrifice, nor the arlands that mar# out such animals, nor the "eo"le resortin to the sacred house, see#in of the bounty and ood "leasure of their 1ord. 2ut when ye are clear of the sacred "recincts and of "il rim arb, ye may hunt and let not the hatred of some "eo"le in $once% shuttin you out of the Sacred MosFue lead you to trans ression $and hostility on your "art%. 7el" ye one another in ri hteousness and "iety, but hel" ye not one another in sin and rancour; fear Allah. for Allah is strict in "unishment. &! 9orbidden to you $for food% are; dead meat, blood, the flesh of swine, and that on which hath been in4o#ed the name of other than Allah. that which hath been #illed by stran lin , or by a 4iolent blow, or by a headlon fall, or by bein ored to death; that which hath been $"artly% eaten by a wild animal; unless ye are able to slau hter it $in due form%; that which is sacrificed on stone $altars%; $forbidden% also is the di4ision $of meat% by rafflin with arrows; that is im"iety. !his day ha4e those who re8ect faith i4en u" all ho"e of your reli ion; yet fear them not but fear Me. !his day ha4e I "erfected your reli ion for you, com"leted My fa4our u"on you, and ha4e chosen for you Islam as your reli ion. 2ut if any is forced by hun er, with no inclination to trans ression, Allah is indeed :ft@for i4in , Most Merciful. '! !hey as# thee what is lawful to them $as food%. Say; lawful unto you are $all% thin s ood and "ure; and what ye ha4e tau ht your trained huntin animals $to catch% in the manner directed to you by Allah. eat what they catch for you, but "ronounce the name of Allah o4er it; and fear Allah. for Allah is swift in ta#in account. (! !his day are $all% thin s ood and "ure made lawful unto you. !he food of the Peo"le of the 2oo# is lawful unto you and yours is lawful unto them. $1awful unto you in marria e% are $not only% chaste women who are belie4ers, but chaste women amon the Peo"le of the 2oo#, re4ealed before your time,@ when ye i4e them their due dowers, and desire chastity, not lewdness, nor secret intri ues if any one re8ects faith, fruitless is his wor#, and in the 7ereafter he will be in the ran#s of those who ha4e lost $all s"iritual ood%. )! : ye who belie4e= when ye "re"are for "rayer, wash your faces, and your hands $and arms% to the elbows; 6ub your heads $with water%; and $wash% your feet to the an#les. If ye are in a state of ceremonial im"urity, bathe your whole body. 2ut if ye are ill, or on a 8ourney, or one of you cometh from offices of nature, or ye ha4e been in contact with women, and ye find no water, then ta#e for yoursel4es clean sand or earth, and rub therewith your faces and hands, Allah doth not wish to "lace you in a difficulty, but to ma#e you clean, and to com"lete his fa4our to you, that ye may be rateful. *! And call in remembrance the fa4our of Allah unto you, and 7is co4enant, which 7e ratified with you, when ye said; <3e hear and we obey<; And fear Allah, for Allah #noweth well the secrets of your hearts.

-! : ye who belie4e= stand out firmly for Allah, as witnesses to fair dealin , and let not the hatred of others to you ma#e you swer4e to wron and de"art from 8ustice. 2e 8ust; that is neCt to "iety; and fear Allah. 9or Allah is well@acFuainted with all that ye do. .! !o those who belie4e and do deeds of ri hteousness hath Allah "romised for i4eness and a reat reward. #/! !hose who re8ect faith and deny our si ns will be com"anions of 7ell@fire. ##! : ye who belie4e= Call in remembrance the fa4our of Allah unto you when certain men formed the desi n to stretch out their hands a ainst you, but $$Allah%% held bac# their hands from you; so fear Allah. And on Allah let belie4ers "ut $all% their trust. #%! Allah did aforetime ta#e a co4enant from the Children of Israel, and we a""ointed twel4e ca"tains amon them. And Allah said; <I am with you; if ye $but% establish re ular "rayers, "ractise re ular charity, belie4e in my a"ostles, honour and assist them, and loan to Allah a beautiful loan, 4erily I will wi"e out from you your e4ils, and admit you to ardens with ri4ers flowin beneath; but if any of you, after this, resisteth faith, he hath truly wandered from the "ath or rectitude.< #&! 2ut because of their breach of their co4enant, 3e cursed them, and made their hearts row hard; they chan e the words from their $ri ht% "laces and for et a ood "art of the messa e that was sent them, nor wilt thou cease to find them@ barrin a few @ e4er bent on $new% deceits; but for i4e them, and o4erloo# $their misdeeds%; for Allah lo4eth those who are #ind. #'! 9rom those, too, who call themsel4es Christians, 3e did ta#e a co4enant, but they for ot a ood "art of the messa e that was sent them; so we estran ed them, with enmity and hatred between the one and the other, to the day of 8ud ment. And soon will Allah show them what it is they ha4e done. #(! : "eo"le of the 2oo#= !here hath come to you our Messen er, re4ealin to you much that ye used to hide in the 2oo#, and "assin o4er much $that is now unnecessary%. !here hath come to you from Allah a $new% li ht and a "ers"icuous 2oo#,@ #)! 3herewith Allah uideth all who see# 7is ood "leasure to ways of "eace and safety, and leadeth them out of dar#ness, by 7is will, unto the li ht,@ uideth them to a "ath that is strai ht. #*! In blas"hemy indeed are those that say that Allah is Christ the son of Mary. Say; <3ho then hath the least "ower a ainst Allah, if 7is will were to destroy Christ the son of Mary, his mother, and all e4ery @ one that is on the earth> 9or to Allah belon eth the dominion of the hea4ens and the earth, and all that is between. 7e createth what 7e "leaseth. 9or Allah hath "ower o4er all thin s.<

#-! $2oth% the Jews and the Christians say; <3e are sons of Allah, and his belo4ed.< Say; <3hy then doth 7e "unish you for your sins> ?ay, ye are but men,@ of the men he hath created; 7e for i4eth whom 7e "leaseth, and 7e "unisheth whom 7e "leaseth; and to Allah belon eth the dominion of the hea4ens and the earth, and all that is between; and unto 7im is the final oal $of all%< #.! : Peo"le of the 2oo#= ?ow hath come unto you, ma#in $thin s% clear unto you, :ur Messen er, after the brea# in $the series of% our a"ostles, lest ye should say; <!here came unto us no brin er of lad tidin s and no warner $from e4il%<; 2ut now hath come unto you a brin er of lad tidin s and a warner $from e4il%. And Allah hath "ower o4er all thin s. %/! 6emember Moses said to his "eo"le; <: my "eo"le= Call in remembrance the fa4our of Allah unto you, when 7e "roduced "ro"hets amon you, made you #in s, and a4e you what 7e had not i4en to any other amon the "eo"les. %#! <: my "eo"le= Bnter the holy land which Allah hath assi ned unto you, and turn not bac# i nominiously, for then will ye be o4erthrown, to your own ruin.< %%! !hey said; <: Moses= In this land are a "eo"le of eCceedin stren th; ?e4er shall we enter it until they lea4e it; if $once% they lea4e, then shall we enter.< %&! $2ut% amon $their% Allah.fearin men were two on whom Allah had bestowed 7is race; !hey said; <Assault them at the $"ro"er% Gate; when once ye are in, 4ictory will be yours; 2ut on Allah "ut your trust if ye ha4e faith.< %'! !hey said; <: Moses= while they remain there, ne4er shall we be able to enter, to the end of time. Go thou, and thy 1ord, and fi ht ye two, while we sit here $and watch%.< %(! 7e said; <: my 1ord= I ha4e "ower only o4er myself and my brother; so se"arate us from this rebellious "eo"le=< %)! Allah said; <!herefore will the land be out of their reach for forty years; In distraction will they wander throu h the land; 2ut sorrow thou not o4er these rebellious "eo"le. %*! 6ecite to them the truth of the story of the two sons of Adam. 2ehold= they each "resented a sacrifice $to Allah.; It was acce"ted from one, but not from the other. Said the latter; <2e sure I will slay thee.< <Surely,< said the former, <$Allah% doth acce"t of the sacrifice of those who are ri hteous. %-! <If thou dost stretch thy hand a ainst me, to slay me, it is not for me to stretch my hand a ainst thee to slay thee; for I do fear Allah, the cherisher of the worlds. %.! <9or me, I intend to let thee draw on thyself my sin as well as thine, for thou wilt be amon the com"anions of the fire, and that is the reward of those who do wron .<

&/! !he $selfish% soul of the other led him to the murder of his brother; he murdered him, and became $himself% one of the lost ones. &#! !hen Allah sent a ra4en, who scratched the round, to show him how to hide the shame of his brother. <3oe is me=< said he; <3as I not e4en able to be as this ra4en, and to hide the shame of my brother>< then he became full of re rets@ &%! :n that account; 3e ordained for the Children of Israel that if any one slew a "erson @ unless it be for murder or for s"readin mischief in the land @ it would be as if he slew the whole "eo"le; and if any one sa4ed a life, it would be as if he sa4ed the life of the whole "eo"le. !hen althou h there came to them :ur a"ostles with clear si ns, yet, e4en after that, many of them continued to commit eCcesses in the land. &&! !he "unishment of those who wa e war a ainst Allah and 7is Messen er, and stri4e with mi ht and main for mischief throu h the land is; eCecution, or crucifiCion, or the cuttin off of hands and feet from o""osite sides, or eCile from the land; that is their dis race in this world, and a hea4y "unishment is theirs in the 7ereafter; &'! BCce"t for those who re"ent before they fall into your "ower; in that case, #now that Allah is :ft@for i4in , Most Merciful. &(! : ye who belie4e= Do your duty to Allah, see# the means of a""roach unto 7im, and stri4e with mi ht and main in his cause; that ye may "ros"er. &)! As to those who re8ect 9aith,@ if they had e4erythin on earth, and twice re"eated, to i4e as ransom for the "enalty of the Day of Jud ment, it would ne4er be acce"ted of them, theirs would be a rie4ous "enalty. &*! !heir wish will be to et out of the 9ire, but ne4er will they et out therefrom; their "enalty will be one that endures. &-! As to the thief, Male or female, cut off his or her hands; a "unishment by way of eCam"le, from Allah, for their crime; and Allah is BCalted in "ower. &.! 2ut if the thief re"ents after his crime, and amends his conduct, Allah turneth to him in for i4eness; for Allah is :ft@for i4in , Most Merciful. '/! Hnowest thou not that to Allah $alone% belon eth the dominion of the hea4ens and the earth> 7e "unisheth whom 7e "leaseth, and 7e for i4eth whom 7e "leaseth; and Allah hath "ower o4er all thin s. '#! : Messen er. let not those rie4e thee, who race each other into unbelief; $whether it be% amon those who say <3e belie4e< with their li"s but whose hearts ha4e no faith; or it be amon the Jews,@ men who will listen to any lie,@ will listen e4en to others who ha4e ne4er so much as come to thee. !hey chan e the words from their $ri ht% times and "laces; they say, <If ye are i4en this, ta#e it, but if not, beware=< If any oneDs trial is

intended by Allah, thou hast no authority in the least for him a ainst Allah. 9or such @ it is not Allah.s will to "urify their hearts. 9or them there is dis race in this world, and in the 7ereafter a hea4y "unishment. '%! $!hey are fond of% listenin to falsehood, of de4ourin anythin forbidden. If they do come to thee, either 8ud e between them, or decline to interfere. If thou decline, they cannot hurt thee in the least. If thou 8ud e, 8ud e in eFuity between them. 9or Allah lo4eth those who 8ud e in eFuity. '&! 2ut why do they come to thee for decision, when they ha4e $their own% law before them>@ therein is the $"lain% command of Allah. yet e4en after that, they would turn away. 9or they are not $really% Peo"le of 9aith. ''! It was 3e who re4ealed the law $to Moses%; therein was uidance and li ht. 2y its standard ha4e been 8ud ed the Jews, by the "ro"hets who bowed $as in Islam% to Allah.s will, by the rabbis and the doctors of law; for to them was entrusted the "rotection of Allah.s boo#, and they were witnesses thereto; therefore fear not men, but fear me, and sell not my si ns for a miserable "rice. If any do fail to 8ud e by $the li ht of% what Allah hath re4ealed, they are $no better than% 5nbelie4ers. '(! 3e ordained therein for them; <1ife for life, eye for eye, nose or nose, ear for ear, tooth for tooth, and wounds eFual for eFual.< 2ut if any one remits the retaliation by way of charity, it is an act of atonement for himself. And if any fail to 8ud e by $the li ht of% what Allah hath re4ealed, they are $?o better than% wron @doers. ')! And in their footste"s 3e sent Jesus the son of Mary, confirmin the 1aw that had come before him; 3e sent him the Gos"el; therein was uidance and li ht, and confirmation of the 1aw that had come before him; a uidance and an admonition to those who fear Allah. '*! 1et the "eo"le of the Gos"el 8ud e by what Allah hath re4ealed therein. If any do fail to 8ud e by $the li ht of% what Allah hath re4ealed, they are $no better than% those who rebel. '-! !o thee 3e sent the Scri"ture in truth, confirmin the scri"ture that came before it, and uardin it in safety; so 8ud e between them by what Allah hath re4ealed, and follow not their 4ain desires, di4er in from the !ruth that hath come to thee. !o each amon you ha4e we "rescribed a law and an o"en way. If Allah had so willed, 7e would ha4e made you a sin le "eo"le, but $7is "lan is% to test you in what 7e hath i4en you; so stri4e as in a race in all 4irtues. !he oal of you all is to Allah. it is 7e that will show you the truth of the matters in which ye dis"ute; '.! And this $7e commands%; Jud e thou between them by what Allah hath re4ealed, and follow not their 4ain desires, but beware of them lest they be uile thee from any of that $teachin % which Allah hath sent down to thee. And if they turn away, be assured that for

some of their crime it is Allah.s "ur"ose to "unish them. And truly most men are rebellious. (/! Do they then see# after a 8ud ment of $the days of% i norance> 2ut who, for a "eo"le whose faith is assured, can i4e better 8ud ment than Allah. (#! : ye who belie4e= ta#e not the Jews and the Christians for your friends and "rotectors; !hey are but friends and "rotectors to each other. And he amon st you that turns to them $for friendshi"% is of them. Ierily Allah uideth not a "eo"le un8ust. (%! !hose in whose hearts is a disease @ thou seest how ea erly they run about amon st them, sayin ; <3e do fear lest a chan e of fortune brin us disaster.< Ah= "erha"s Allah will i4e $thee% 4ictory, or a decision accordin to 7is will. !hen will they re"ent of the thou hts which they secretly harboured in their hearts. (&! And those who belie4e will say; <Are these the men who swore their stron est oaths by Allah, that they were with you>< All that they do will be in 4ain, and they will fall into $nothin but% ruin. ('! : ye who belie4e= if any from amon you turn bac# from his 9aith, soon will Allah "roduce a "eo"le whom 7e will lo4e as they will lo4e 7im,@ lowly with the belie4ers, mi hty a ainst the re8ecters, fi htin in the way of Allah, and ne4er afraid of the re"roaches of such as find fault. !hat is the race of Allah, which 7e will bestow on whom 7e "leaseth. And Allah encom"asseth all, and 7e #noweth all thin s. ((! Eour $real% friends are $no less than% Allah, 7is Messen er, and the $fellowshi" of% belie4ers,@ those who establish re ular "rayers and re ular charity, and they bow down humbly $in worshi"%. ()! As to those who turn $for friendshi"% to Allah, 7is Messen er, and the $fellowshi" of% belie4ers,@ it is the fellowshi" of Allah that must certainly trium"h. (*! : ye who belie4e= ta#e not for friends and "rotectors those who ta#e your reli ion for a moc#ery or s"ort,@ whether amon those who recei4ed the Scri"ture before you, or amon those who re8ect 9aith; but fear ye Allah, if ye ha4e faith $indeed%. (-! 3hen ye "roclaim your call to "rayer they ta#e it $but% as moc#ery and s"ort; that is because they are a "eo"le without understandin . (.! Say; <: "eo"le of the 2oo#= Do ye disa""ro4e of us for no other reason than that we belie4e in Allah, and the re4elation that hath come to us and that which came before $us%, and $"erha"s% that most of you are rebellious and disobedient>< )/! Say; <Shall I "oint out to you somethin much worse than this, $as 8ud ed% by the treatment it recei4ed from Allah. those who incurred the curse of Allah and 7is wrath,

those of whom some 7e transformed into a"es and swine, those who worshi""ed e4il;@ these are $many times% worse in ran#, and far more astray from the e4en "ath=< )#! 3hen they come to thee, they say; <3e belie4e<; but in fact they enter with a mind a ainst 9aith, and they o out with the same but Allah #noweth fully all that they hide. )%! Many of them dost thou see, racin each other in sin and rancour, and their eatin of thin s forbidden. B4il indeed are the thin s that they do. )&! 3hy do not the rabbis and the doctors of 1aw forbid them from their $habit of% utterin sinful words and eatin thin s forbidden> B4il indeed are their wor#s. )'! !he Jews say; <$Allah%Ds hand is tied u".< 2e their hands tied u" and be they accursed for the $blas"hemy% they utter. ?ay, both 7is hands are widely outstretched; 7e i4eth and s"endeth $of 7is bounty% as 7e "leaseth. 2ut the re4elation that cometh to thee from Allah increaseth in most of them their obstinate rebellion and blas"hemy. Amon st them we ha4e "laced enmity and hatred till the Day of Jud ment. B4ery time they #indle the fire of war, Allah doth eCtin uish it; but they $e4er% stri4e to do mischief on earth. And Allah lo4eth not those who do mischief. )(! If only the Peo"le of the 2oo# had belie4ed and been ri hteous, 3e should indeed ha4e blotted out their iniFuities and admitted them to ardens of bliss. ))! If only they had stood fast by the 1aw, the Gos"el, and all the re4elation that was sent to them from their 1ord, they would ha4e en8oyed ha""iness from e4ery side. !here is from amon them a "arty on the ri ht course; but many of them follow a course that is e4il. )*! : Messen er. "roclaim the $messa e% which hath been sent to thee from thy 1ord. If thou didst not, thou wouldst not ha4e fulfilled and "roclaimed 7is mission. And Allah will defend thee from men $who mean mischief%. 9or Allah uideth not those who re8ect 9aith. )-! Say; <: Peo"le of the 2oo#= ye ha4e no round to stand u"on unless ye stand fast by the 1aw, the Gos"el, and all the re4elation that has come to you from your 1ord.< It is the re4elation that cometh to thee from thy 1ord, that increaseth in most of them their obstinate rebellion and blas"hemy. 2ut sorrow thou not o4er $these% "eo"le without 9aith. ).! !hose who belie4e $in the GurDan%, those who follow the Jewish $scri"tures%, and the Sabians and the Christians,@ any who belie4e in Allah and the 1ast Day, and wor# ri hteousness,@ on them shall be no fear, nor shall they rie4e. */! 3e too# the co4enant of the Children of Israel and sent them a"ostles, e4ery time, there came to them an a"ostle with what they themsel4es desired not @ some $of these% they called im"ostors, and some they $ o so far as to% slay.

*#! !hey thou ht there would be no trial $or "unishment%; so they became blind and deaf; yet Allah $in mercy% turned to them; yet a ain many of them became blind and deaf. 2ut Allah sees well all that they do. *%! !hey do blas"heme who say; <$Allah% is Christ the son of Mary.< 2ut said Christ; <: Children of Israel= worshi" Allah, my 1ord and your 1ord.< 3hoe4er 8oins other ods with Allah,@ Allah will forbid him the arden, and the 9ire will be his abode. !here will for the wron @doers be no one to hel". *&! !hey do blas"heme who say; Allah is one of three in a !rinity; for there is no od eCce"t :ne Allah. If they desist not from their word $of blas"hemy%, 4erily a rie4ous "enalty will befall the blas"hemers amon them. *'! 3hy turn they not to Allah, and see# 7is for i4eness> 9or Allah is :ft@ for i4in , Most Merciful. *(! Christ the son of Mary was no more than an a"ostle; many were the a"ostles that "assed away before him. 7is mother was a woman of truth. !hey had both to eat their $daily% food. See how Allah doth ma#e 7is si ns clear to them; yet see in what ways they are deluded away from the truth= *)! Say; <3ill ye worshi", besides Allah, somethin which hath no "ower either to harm or benefit you> 2ut Allah,@ 7e it is that heareth and #noweth all thin s.< **! Say; <: "eo"le of the 2oo#= eCceed not in your reli ion the bounds $of what is "ro"er%, tres"assin beyond the truth, nor follow the 4ain desires of "eo"le who went wron in times one by,@ who misled many, and strayed $themsel4es% from the e4en way. *-! Curses were "ronounced on those amon the Children of Israel who re8ected 9aith, by the ton ue of Da4id and of Jesus the son of Mary; because they disobeyed and "ersisted in eCcesses. *.! ?or did they $usually% forbid one another the iniFuities which they committed; e4il indeed were the deeds which they did. -/! !hou seest many of them turnin in friendshi" to the 5nbelie4ers. B4il indeed are $the wor#s% which their souls ha4e sent forward before them $with the result%, that Allah.s wrath is on them, and in torment will they abide. -#! If only they had belie4ed in Allah, in the Messen er, and in what hath been re4ealed to him, ne4er would they ha4e ta#en them for friends and "rotectors, but most of them are rebellious wron @doers. -%! Stron est amon men in enmity to the belie4ers wilt thou find the Jews and Pa ans; and nearest amon them in lo4e to the belie4ers wilt thou find those who say, <3e are

Christians<; because amon st these are men de4oted to learnin and men who ha4e renounced the world, and they are not arro ant. -&! And when they listen to the re4elation recei4ed by the Messen er, thou wilt see their eyes o4erflowin with tears, for they reco nise the truth; they "ray; <:ur 1ord= we belie4e; write us down amon the witnesses. -'! <3hat cause can we ha4e not to belie4e in Allah and the truth which has come to us, seein that we lon for our 1ord to admit us to the com"any of the ri hteous>< -(! And for this their "rayer hath Allah rewarded them with ardens, with ri4ers flowin underneath,@ their eternal home. Such is the recom"ense of those who do ood. -)! 2ut those who re8ect 9aith and belie our Si ns,@ they shall be com"anions of 7ell@fire. -*! : ye who belie4e= ma#e not unlawful the ood thin s which Allah hath made lawful for you, but commit no eCcess; for Allah lo4eth not those i4en to eCcess. --! Bat of the thin s which Allah hath "ro4ided for you, lawful and ood; but fear Allah, in 3hom ye belie4e. -.! Allah will not call you to account for what is futile in your oaths, but 7e will call you to account for your deliberate oaths; for eC"iation, feed ten indi ent "ersons, on a scale of the a4era e for the food of your families; or clothe them; or i4e a sla4e his freedom. If that is beyond your means, fast for three days. !hat is the eC"iation for the oaths ye ha4e sworn. 2ut #ee" to your oaths. !hus doth Allah ma#e clear to you 7is si ns, that ye may be rateful. ./! : ye who belie4e= IntoCicants and amblin , $dedication of% stones, and $di4ination by% arrows, are an abomination,@ of SatanDs handwor#; eschew such $abomination%, that ye may "ros"er. .#! SatanDs "lan is $but% to eCcite enmity and hatred between you, with intoCicants and amblin , and hinder you from the remembrance of Allah, and from "rayer; will ye not then abstain> .%! :bey Allah, and obey the Messen er, and beware $of e4il%; if ye do turn bac#, #now ye that it is :ur Messen er.s duty to "roclaim $the messa e% in the clearest manner. .&! :n those who belie4e and do deeds of ri hteousness there is no blame for what they ate $in the "ast%, when they uard themsel4es from e4il, and belie4e, and do deeds of ri hteousness,@ $or% a ain, uard themsel4es from e4il and belie4e,@ $or% a ain, uard themsel4es from e4il and do ood. 9or Allah lo4eth those who do ood.

.'! : ye who belie4e= Allah doth but ma#e a trial of you in a little matter of ame well within reach of your hands and your lances, that 7e may test who feareth him unseen; any who trans ress thereafter, will ha4e a rie4ous "enalty. .(! : ye who belie4e= Hill not ame while in the sacred "recincts or in "il rim arb. If any of you doth so intentionally, the com"ensation is an offerin , brou ht to the HaDba, of a domestic animal eFui4alent to the one he #illed, as ad8ud ed by two 8ust men amon you; or by way of atonement, the feedin of the indi ent; or its eFui4alent in fasts; that he may taste of the "enalty of his deed. Allah for i4es what is "ast; for re"etition Allah will eCact from him the "enalty. 9or Allah is BCalted, and 1ord of 6etribution. .)! 1awful to you is the "ursuit of water@ ame and its use for food,@ for the benefit of yoursel4es and those who tra4el; but forbidden is the "ursuit of land@ ame;@ as lon as ye are in the sacred "recincts or in "il rim arb. And fear Allah, to 3hom ye shall be athered bac#. .*! Allah made the HaDba, the Sacred 7ouse, an asylum of security for men, as also the Sacred Months, the animals for offerin s, and the arlands that mar# them; !hat ye may #now that Allah hath #nowled e of what is in the hea4ens and on earth and that Allah is well acFuainted with all thin s. .-! Hnow ye that Allah is strict in "unishment and that Allah is :ft@for i4in , Most Merciful. ..! !he Messen er.s duty is but to "roclaim $the messa e%. 2ut Allah #noweth all that ye re4eal and ye conceal. #//! Say; <?ot eFual are thin s that are bad and thin s that are ood, e4en thou h the abundance of the bad may daAAle thee; so fear Allah, : ye that understand; that $so% ye may "ros"er.< #/#! : ye who belie4e= As# not Fuestions about thin s which, if made "lain to you, may cause you trouble. 2ut if ye as# about thin s when the GurDan is bein re4ealed, they will be made "lain to you, Allah will for i4e those; for Allah is :ft@ for i4in , Most 9orbearin . #/%! Some "eo"le before you did as# such Fuestions, and on that account lost their faith. #/&! It was not Allah who instituted $su"erstitions li#e those of% a slit@ear she@ camel, or a she@camel let loose for free "asture, or idol sacrifices for twin@births in animals, or stallion@camels freed from wor#; It is blas"hemers who in4ent a lie a ainst Allah. but most of them lac# wisdom. #/'! 3hen it is said to them; <Come to what Allah hath re4ealed; come to the Messen er.; !hey say; <Bnou h for us are the ways we found our fathers followin .< what= e4en thou h their fathers were 4oid of #nowled e and uidance>

#/(! : ye who belie4e= Guard your own souls; If ye follow $ri ht% uidance, no hurt can come to you from those who stray. the oal of you all is to Allah. it is 7e that will show you the truth of all that ye do. #/)! : ye who belie4e= 3hen death a""roaches any of you, $ta#e% witnesses amon yoursel4es when ma#in beFuests,@ two 8ust men of your own $brotherhood% or others from outside if ye are 8ourneyin throu h the earth, and the chance of death befalls you $thus%. If ye doubt $their truth%, detain them both after "rayer, and let them both swear by Allah. <3e wish not in this for any worldly ain, e4en thou h the $beneficiary% be our near relation; we shall hide not the e4idence before Allah. if we do, then behold= the sin be u"on us=< #/*! 2ut if it ets #nown that these two were uilty of the sin $of "er8ury%, let two others stand forth in their "laces,@ nearest in #in from amon those who claim a lawful ri ht; let them swear by Allah. <3e affirm that our witness is truer than that of those two, and that we ha4e not tres"assed $beyond the truth%; if we did, behold= the wron be u"on us=< #/-! !hat is most suitable; that they may i4e the e4idence in its true nature and sha"e, or else they would fear that other oaths would be ta#en after their oaths. 2ut fear Allah, and listen $to 7is counsel%; for Allah uideth not a rebellious "eo"le; #/.! :ne day will Allah ather the a"ostles to ether, and as#; <3hat was the res"onse ye recei4ed $from men to your teachin %>< !hey will say; <3e ha4e no #nowled e; it is !hou 3ho #nowest in full all that is hidden.< ##/! !hen will Allah say; <: Jesus the son of Mary= 6ecount My fa4our to thee and to thy mother. 2ehold= I stren thened thee with the holy s"irit, so that thou didst s"ea# to the "eo"le in childhood and in maturity. 2ehold= I tau ht thee the 2oo# and 3isdom, the 1aw and the Gos"el and behold= thou ma#est out of clay, as it were, the fi ure of a bird, by My lea4e, and thou breathest into it and it becometh a bird by My lea4e, and thou healest those born blind, and the le"ers, by My lea4e. And behold= thou brin est forth the dead by My lea4e. And behold= I did restrain the Children of Israel from $4iolence to% thee when thou didst show them the clear Si ns, and the unbelie4ers amon them said; D!his is nothin but e4ident ma ic.D ###! <And behold= I ins"ired the disci"les to ha4e faith in Me and Mine Messen er. they said, D3e ha4e faith, and do thou bear witness that we bow to Allah as MuslimsD<. ##%! 2ehold= the disci"les, said; <: Jesus the son of Mary= can thy 1ord send down to us a table set $with 4iands% from hea4en>< Said Jesus; <9ear Allah, if ye ha4e faith.< ##&! !hey said; <3e only wish to eat thereof and satisfy our hearts, and to #now that thou hast indeed told us the truth; and that we oursel4es may be witnesses to the miracle.< ##'! Said Jesus the son of Mary; <: Allah our 1ord= Send us from hea4en a table set $with 4iands%, that there may be for us @ for the first and the last of us @ a solemn festi4al

and a si n from thee; and "ro4ide for our sustenance, for thou art the best Sustainer $of our needs%.< ##(! Allah said; <I will send it down unto you; 2ut if any of you after that resisteth faith, I will "unish him with a "enalty such as I ha4e not inflicted on any one amon all the "eo"les.< ##)! And behold= Allah will say; <: Jesus the son of Mary= Didst thou say unto men, worshi" me and my mother as ods in dero ation of Allah.>< 7e will say; <Glory to !hee= ne4er could I say what I had no ri ht $to say%. 7ad I said such a thin , thou wouldst indeed ha4e #nown it. !hou #nowest what is in my heart, !hou I #now not what is in !hine. 9or !hou #nowest in full all that is hidden. ##*! <?e4er said I to them au ht eCce"t what !hou didst command me to say, to wit, Dworshi" Allah, my 1ord and your 1ordD; and I was a witness o4er them whilst I dwelt amon st them; when !hou didst ta#e me u" !hou wast the 3atcher o4er them, and !hou art a witness to all thin s. ##-! <If !hou dost "unish them, they are !hy ser4ant; If !hou dost for i4e them, !hou art the BCalted in "ower, the 3ise.< ##.! Allah will say; <!his is a day on which the truthful will "rofit from their truth; theirs are ardens, with ri4ers flowin beneath,@ their eternal 7ome; Allah well@"leased with them, and they with Allah. !hat is the reat sal4ation, $the fulfilment of all desires%. #%/! !o Allah doth belon the dominion of the hea4ens and the earth, and all that is therein, and it is 7e 3ho hath "ower o4er all thin s.

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In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
#! Praise be Allah, 3ho created the hea4ens and the earth, and made the dar#ness and the li ht. Eet those who re8ect 9aith hold $others% as eFual, with their Guardian@1ord. %! 7e it is created you from clay, and then decreed a stated term $for you%. And there is in 7is "resence another determined term; yet ye doubt within yoursel4es= &! And 7e is Allah in the hea4ens and on earth. 7e #noweth what ye hide, and what ye re4eal, and 7e #noweth the $recom"ense% which ye earn $by your deeds%.

'! 2ut ne4er did a sin le one of the si ns of their 1ord reach them, but they turned away therefrom. (! And now they re8ect the truth when it reaches them; but soon shall they learn the reality of what they used to moc# at. )! See they not how many of those before them 3e did destroy>@ enerations 3e had established on the earth, in stren th such as 3e ha4e not i4en to you @ for whom 3e "oured out rain from the s#ies in abundance, and a4e $fertile% streams flowin beneath their $feet%; yet for their sins 3e destroyed them, and raised in their wa#e fresh enerations $to succeed them%. *! If 3e had sent unto thee a written $messa e% on "archment, so that they could touch it with their hands, the 5nbelie4ers would ha4e been sure to say; <!his is nothin but ob4ious ma ic=< -! !hey say; <3hy is not an an el sent down to him>< If we did send down an an el, the matter would be settled at once, and no res"ite would be ranted them. .! If 3e had made it an an el, 3e should ha4e sent him as a man, and 3e should certainly ha4e caused them confusion in a matter which they ha4e already co4ered with confusion. #/! Moc#ed were $many% a"ostles before thee; but their scoffers were hemmed in by the thin that they moc#ed. ##! Say; <!ra4el throu h the earth and see what was the end of those who re8ected !ruth.< #%! Say; <!o whom belon eth all that is in the hea4ens and on earth>< Say; <!o Allah. 7e hath inscribed for 7imself $the rule of% Mercy. !hat 7e will ather you to ether for the Day of Jud ment, there is no doubt whate4er. It is they who ha4e lost their own souls, that will not belie4e. #&! !o him belon eth all that dwelleth $or lur#eth% in the ni ht and the day. 9or he is the one who heareth and #noweth all thin s.< #'! Say; <Shall I ta#e for my "rotector any other than Allah, the Ma#er of the hea4ens and the earth> And 7e it is that feedeth but is not fed.< Say; <?ay= but I am commanded to be the first of those who bow to Allah $in Islam%, and be not thou of the com"any of those who 8oin ods with Allah.< #(! Say; <I would, if I disobeyed my 1ord, indeed ha4e fear of the "enalty of a Mi hty Day. #)! <:n that day, if the "enalty is a4erted from any, it is due to Allah.s mercy; And that would be $Sal4ation%, the ob4ious fulfilment of all desire.

#*! <If Allah touch thee with affliction, none can remo4e it but 7e; if 7e touch thee with ha""iness, 7e hath "ower o4er all thin s. #-! <7e is the irresistible, $watchin % from abo4e o4er 7is worshi""ers; and 7e is the 3ise, acFuainted with all thin s.< #.! Say; <3hat thin is most wei hty in e4idence>< Say; <$Allah% is witness between me and you; !his GurDan hath been re4ealed to me by ins"iration, that I may warn you and all whom it reaches. Can ye "ossibly bear witness that besides Allah there is another Allah.< Say; <?ay= I cannot bear witness=< Say; <2ut in truth 7e is the one Allah, and I truly am innocent of $your blas"hemy of% 8oinin others with 7im.< %/! !hose to whom 3e ha4e i4en the 2oo# #now this as they #now their own sons. !hose who ha4e lost their own souls refuse therefore to belie4e. %#! 3ho doth more wron than he who in4enteth a lie a ainst Allah or re8ecteth 7is sin s> 2ut 4erily the wron @doers ne4er shall "ros"er. %%! :ne day shall 3e ather them all to ether; 3e shall say to those who ascribed "artners $to 5s%; <3here are the "artners whom ye $in4ented and% tal#ed about>< %&! !here will then be $left% no subterfu e for them but to say; <2y Allah our 1ord, we were not those who 8oined ods with Allah.< %'! 2ehold= how they lie a ainst their own souls= 2ut the $lie% which they in4ented will lea4e them in the lurch. %(! :f them there are some who $"retend to% listen to thee; but 3e ha4e thrown 4eils on their hearts, So they understand it not, and deafness in their ears; if they saw e4ery one of the si ns, not they will belie4e in them; in so much that when they come to thee, they $but% dis"ute with thee; the 5nbelie4ers say; <!hese are nothin but tales of the ancients.< %)! :thers they #ee" away from it, and themsel4es they #ee" away; but they only destroy their own souls, and they "ercei4e it not. %*! If thou couldst but see when they are confronted with the 9ire= !hey will say; <3ould that we were but sent bac#= !hen would we not re8ect the si ns of our 1ord, but would be amon st those who belie4e=< %-! Eea, in their own $eyes% will become manifest what before they concealed. 2ut if they were returned, they would certainly rela"se to the thin s they were forbidden, for they are indeed liars. %.! And they $sometimes% say; <!here is nothin eCce"t our life on this earth, and ne4er shall we be raised u" a ain.<

&/! If thou couldst but see when they are confronted with their 1ord= 7e will say; <Is not this the truth>< !hey will say; <Eea, by our 1ord=< 7e will say; <!aste ye then the "enalty, because ye re8ected 9aith.< &#! 1ost indeed are they who treat it as a falsehood that they must meet Allah,@ until on a sudden the hour is on them, and they say; <Ah= woe unto us that we too# no thou ht of it<; for they bear their burdens on their bac#s, and e4il indeed are the burdens that they bear> &%! 3hat is the life of this world but "lay and amusement> 2ut best is the home in the hereafter, for those who are ri hteous. 3ill ye not then understand> &&! 3e #now indeed the rief which their words do cause thee; It is not thee they re8ect; it is the si ns of Allah, which the wic#ed contemn. &'! 6e8ected were the a"ostles before thee; with "atience and constancy they bore their re8ection and their wron s, until :ur aid did reach them; there is none that can alter the words $and decrees% of Allah. Already hast thou recei4ed some account of those a"ostles. &(! If their s"urnin is hard on thy mind, yet if thou wert able to see# a tunnel in the round or a ladder to the s#ies and brin them a si n,@ $what ood>%. If it were Allah.s will, 7e could ather them to ether unto true uidance; so be not thou amon st those who are swayed by i norance $and im"atience%= &)! !hose who listen $in truth%, be sure, will acce"t; as to the dead, Allah will raise them u"; then will they be turned unto 7im. &*! !hey say; <3hy is not a si n sent down to him from his 1ord>< Say; <$Allah% hath certainly "ower to send down a si n; but most of them understand not. &-! !here is not an animal $that li4es% on the earth, nor a bein that flies on its win s, but $forms "art of% communities li#e you. ?othin ha4e we omitted from the 2oo#, and they $all% shall be athered to their 1ord in the end. &.! !hose who re8ect our sin s are deaf and dumb,@ in the midst of dar#ness "rofound; whom Allah willeth, 7e lea4eth to wander; whom 7e willeth, 7e "laceth on the way that is strai ht. '/! Say; <!hin# ye to yoursel4es, if there come u"on you the wrath of Allah, or the 7our $that ye dread%, would ye then call u"on other than Allah.@ $re"ly% if ye are truthful= '#! <?ay,@ :n 7im would ye call, and if it be 7is will, 7e would remo4e $the distress% which occasioned your call u"on 7im, and ye would for et $the false ods% which ye 8oin with 7im=<

'%! 2efore thee 3e sent $a"ostles% to many nations, and 3e afflicted the nations with sufferin and ad4ersity, that they mi ht learn humility. '&! 3hen the sufferin reached them from us, why then did they not learn humility> :n the contrary their hearts became hardened, and Satan made their $sinful% acts seem allurin to them. ''! 2ut when they for ot the warnin they had recei4ed, 3e o"ened to them the ates of all $ ood% thin s, until, in the midst of their en8oyment of :ur ifts, on a sudden, 3e called them to account, when lo= they were "lun ed in des"air= '(! :f the wron @doers the last remnant was cut off. Praise be to Allah, the Cherisher of the worlds. ')! Say; <!hin# ye, if Allah too# away your hearin and your si ht, and sealed u" your hearts, who @ a od other than Allah @ could restore them to you>< See how 3e eC"lain the si ns by 4arious $symbols%; yet they turn aside. '*! Say; <!hin# ye, if the "unishment of Allah comes to you, whether suddenly or o"enly, will any be destroyed eCce"t those who do wron > '-! 3e send the a"ostles only to i4e ood news and to warn; so those who belie4e and mend $their li4es%,@ u"on them shall be no fear, nor shall they rie4e. '.! 2ut those who re8ect our si ns,@ them shall "unishment touch, for that they ceased not from trans ressin . (/! Say; <I tell you not that with me are the treasures of Allah, nor do I #now what is hidden, nor do I tell you I am an an el. I but follow what is re4ealed to me.< Say; <can the blind be held eFual to the seein >< 3ill ye then consider not> (#! Gi4e this warnin to those in whose $hearts% is the fear that they will be brou ht $to 8ud ment% before their 1ord; eCce"t for 7im they will ha4e no "rotector nor intercessor; that they may uard $a ainst e4il%. (%! Send not away those who call on their 1ord mornin and e4enin , see#in 7is face. In nau ht art thou accountable for them, and in nau ht are they accountable for thee, that thou shouldst turn them away, and thus be $one% of the un8ust. (&! !hus did 3e try some of them by com"arison with others, that they should say; <Is it these then that Allah hath fa4oured from amon st us>< Doth not Allah #now best those who are rateful> ('! 3hen those come to thee who belie4e in :ur si ns, Say; <Peace be on you; Eour 1ord hath inscribed for 7imself $the rule of% mercy; 4erily, if any of you did e4il in

i norance, and thereafter re"ented, and amend $his conduct%, lo= 7e is :ft@ for i4in , Most Merciful. ((! !hus do 3e eC"lain the si ns in detail; that the way of the sinners may be shown u". ()! Say; <I am forbidden to worshi" those @ others than Allah @ whom ye call u"on.< Say; <I will not follow your wain desires; If I did, I would stray from the "ath, and be not of the com"any of those who recei4e uidance.< (*! Say; <9or me, I $wor#% on a clear si n from my 1ord, but ye re8ect 7im. 3hat ye would see hastened, is not in my "ower. !he command rests with none but Allah. 7e declares the truth, and 7e is the best of 8ud es.< (-! Say; <If what ye would see hastened were in my "ower, the matter would be settled at once between you and me. 2ut Allah #noweth best those who do wron .< (.! 3ith 7im are the #eys of the unseen, the treasures that none #noweth but 7e. 7e #noweth whate4er there is on the earth and in the sea. ?ot a leaf doth fall but with 7is #nowled e; there is not a rain in the dar#ness $or de"ths% of the earth, nor anythin fresh or dry $ reen or withered%, but is $inscribed% in a record clear $to those who can read%. )/! It is 7e who doth ta#e your souls by ni ht, and hath #nowled e of all that ye ha4e done by day; by day doth 7e raise you u" a ain; that a term a""ointed be fulfilled; In the end unto 7im will be your return; then will 7e show you the truth of all that ye did. )#! 7e is the irresistible, $watchin % from abo4e o4er 7is worshi""ers, and 7e sets uardians o4er you. At len th, when death a""roaches one of you, :ur an els ta#e his soul, and they ne4er fail in their duty. )%! !hen are men returned unto Allah, their "rotector, the $only% reality; Is not 7is the command> and 7e is the swiftest in ta#in account. )&! Say; <3ho is it that deli4ereth you from the dar# recesses of land and sea, when ye call u"on 7im in humility and silent terror; DIf 7e only deli4ers us from these $dan ers%, $we 4ow% we shall truly show our ratitudeD.>< )'! Say <It is Allah that deli4ereth you from these and all $other% distresses; and yet ye worshi" false ods=< )(! Say; <7e hath "ower to send calamities on you, from abo4e and below, or to co4er you with confusion in "arty strife, i4in you a taste of mutual 4en eance @ each from the other.< See how 3e eC"lain the si ns by 4arious $symbols%; that they may understand. ))! 2ut thy "eo"le re8ect this, thou h it is the truth. Say; <?ot mine is the res"onsibility for arran in your affairs;

)*! 9or e4ery messa e is a limit of time, and soon shall ye #now it.< )-! 3hen thou seest men en a ed in 4ain discourse about :ur si ns, turn away from them unless they turn to a different theme. If Satan e4er ma#es thee for et, then after recollection, sit not thou in the com"any of those who do wron . ).! :n their account no res"onsibility falls on the ri hteous, but $their duty% is to remind them, that they may $learn to% fear Allah. */! 1ea4e alone those who ta#e their reli ion to be mere "lay and amusement, and are decei4ed by the life of this world. 2ut "roclaim $to them% this $truth%; that e4ery soul deli4ers itself to ruin by its own acts; it will find for itself no "rotector or intercessor eCce"t Allah. if it offered e4ery ransom, $or re"aration%, none will be acce"ted; such is $the end of% those who deli4er themsel4es to ruin by their own acts; they will ha4e for drin# $only% boilin water, and for "unishment, one most rie4ous; for they "ersisted in re8ectin Allah. *#! Say; <Shall we indeed call on others besides Allah,@ thin s that can do us neither ood nor harm,@ and turn on our heels after recei4in uidance from Allah. @ li#e one whom the e4il ones ha4e made into a fool, wanderin bewildered throu h the earth, his friends callin , come to usD, $4ainly% uidin him to the "ath.< Say; <$Allah%Ds uidance is the $only% uidance, and we ha4e been directed to submit oursel4es to the 1ord of the worlds;@ *%! <!o establish re ular "rayers and to fear Allah. for it is to 7im that we shall be athered to ether.< *&! It is 7e who created the hea4ens and the earth in true $"ro"ortions%; the day 7e saith, <2e,< behold= it is. 7is word is the truth. 7is will be the dominion the day the trum"et will be blown. 7e #noweth the unseen as well as that which is o"en. 9or 7e is the 3ise, well acFuainted $with all thin s%. *'! 1o= Abraham said to his father AAar; <!a#est thou idols for ods> 9or I see thee and thy "eo"le in manifest error.< *(! So also did 3e show Abraham the "ower and the laws of the hea4ens and the earth, that he mi ht $with understandin % ha4e certitude. *)! 3hen the ni ht co4ered him o4er, 7e saw a star; 7e said; <!his is my 1ord.< 2ut when it set, 7e said; <I lo4e not those that set.< **! 3hen he saw the moon risin in s"lendour, he said; <!his is my 1ord.< 2ut when the moon set, 7e said; <unless my 1ord uide me, I shall surely be amon those who o astray.<

*-! 3hen he saw the sun risin in s"lendour, he said; <!his is my 1ord; this is the reatest $of all%.< 2ut when the sun set, he said; <: my "eo"le= I am indeed free from your $ uilt% of i4in "artners to Allah. *.! <9or me, I ha4e set my face, firmly and truly, towards 7im 3ho created the hea4ens and the earth, and ne4er shall I i4e "artners to Allah.< -/! 7is "eo"le dis"uted with him. 7e said; <$Come% ye to dis"ute with me, about Allah, when 7e $7imself% hath uided me> I fear not $the bein s% ye associate with Allah. 5nless my 1ord willeth, $nothin can ha""en%. My 1ord com"rehendeth in 7is #nowled e all thin s. 3ill ye not $yoursel4es% be admonished> -#! <7ow should I fear $the bein s% ye associate with Allah, when ye fear not to i4e "artners to Allah without any warrant ha4in been i4en to you> 3hich of $us% two "arties hath more ri ht to security> $tell me% if ye #now. -%! <It is those who belie4e and confuse not their beliefs with wron @ that are $truly% in security, for they are on $ri ht% uidance.< -&! !hat was the reasonin about 5s, which 3e a4e to Abraham $to use% a ainst his "eo"le; 3e raise whom 3e will, de ree after de ree; for thy 1ord is full of wisdom and #nowled e. -'! 3e a4e him Isaac and Jacob; all $three% uided; and before him, 3e uided ?oah, and amon his "ro eny, Da4id, Solomon, Job, Jose"h, Moses, and Aaron; thus do 3e reward those who do ood; -(! And Ja#ariya and John, and Jesus and Blias; all in the ran#s of the ri hteous; -)! And IsmaDil and Blisha, and Jonas, and 1ot; and to all 3e a4e fa4our abo4e the nations; -*! $!o them% and to their fathers, and "ro eny and brethren; 3e chose them, and we uided them to a strai ht way. --! !his is the uidance of Allah. 7e i4eth that uidance to whom 7e "leaseth, of 7is worshi""ers. If they were to 8oin other ods with 7im, all that they did would be 4ain for them. -.! !hese were the men to whom 3e a4e the 2oo#, and authority, and "ro"hethood; if these $their descendants% re8ect them, 2ehold= 3e shall entrust their char e to a new "eo"le who re8ect them not. ./! !hose were the $"ro"hets% who recei4ed Allah.s uidance; Co"y the uidance they recei4ed; Say; <?o reward for this do I as# of you; !his is no less than a messa e for the nations.<

.#! ?o 8ust estimate of Allah do they ma#e when they say; <?othin doth Allah send down to man $by way of re4elation%< Say; <3ho then sent down the 2oo# which Moses brou ht>@ a li ht and uidance to man; 2ut ye ma#e it into $se"arate% sheets for show, while ye conceal much $of its contents%; therein were ye tau ht that which ye #new not@ neither ye nor your fathers.< Say; <$Allah% $sent it down%<; !hen lea4e them to "lun e in 4ain discourse and triflin . .%! And this is a 2oo# which 3e ha4e sent down, brin in blessin s, and confirmin $the re4elations% which came before it; that thou mayest warn the mother of cities and all around her. !hose who belie4e in the 7ereafter belie4e in this $2oo#%, and they are constant in uardin their "rayers. .&! 3ho can be more wic#ed than one who in4enteth a lie a ainst Allah, or saith, <I ha4e recei4ed ins"iration,< when he hath recei4ed none, or $a ain% who saith, <I can re4eal the li#e of what Allah hath re4ealed<> If thou couldst but see how the wic#ed $do fare% in the flood of confusion at death= @ the an els stretch forth their hands, $sayin %,<Eield u" your souls; this day shall ye recei4e your reward,@ a "enalty of shame, for that ye used to tell lies a ainst Allah, and scornfully to re8ect of 7is si ns=< .'! <And behold= ye come to us bare and alone as 3e created you for the first time; ye ha4e left behind you all $the fa4ours% which 3e bestowed on you; 3e see not with you your intercessors whom ye thou ht to be "artners in your affairs; so now all relations between you ha4e been cut off, and your $"et% fancies ha4e left you in the lurch=< .(! It is Allah 3ho causeth the seed@ rain and the date@stone to s"lit and s"rout. 7e causeth the li4in to issue from the dead, and 7e is the one to cause the dead to issue from the li4in . !hat is Allah. then how are ye deluded away from the truth> .)! 7e it is that clea4eth the day@brea# $from the dar#%; 7e ma#es the ni ht for rest and tranFuillity, and the sun and moon for the rec#onin $of time%; Such is the 8ud ment and orderin of $7im%, the BCalted in Power, the :mniscient. .*! It is 7e 3ho ma#eth the stars $as beacons% for you, that ye may uide yoursel4es, with their hel", throu h the dar# s"aces of land and sea; 3e detail :ur si ns for "eo"le who #now. .-! It is 7e 3ho hath "roduced you from a sin le "erson; here is a "lace of so8ourn and a "lace of de"arture; 3e detail :ur si ns for "eo"le who understand. ..! It is 7e 3ho sendeth down rain from the s#ies; with it 3e "roduce 4e etation of all #inds; from some 3e "roduce reen $cro"s%, out of which 3e "roduce rain, hea"ed u" $at har4est%; out of the date@"alm and its sheaths $or s"athes% $come% clusters of dates han in low and near; and $then there are% ardens of ra"es, and oli4es, and "ome ranates, each similar $in #ind% yet different $in 4ariety%; when they be in to bear fruit, feast your eyes with the fruit and the ri"eness thereof. 2ehold= in these thin s there are si ns for "eo"le who belie4e.

#//! Eet they ma#e the Jinns eFuals with Allah, thou h Allah did create the Jinns; and they falsely, ha4in no #nowled e, attribute to 7im sons and dau hters. Praise and lory be to 7im= $for 7e is% abo4e what they attribute to 7im= #/#! !o 7im is due the "rimal ori in of the hea4ens and the earth; 7ow can 7e ha4e a son when 7e hath no consort> 7e created all thin s, and 7e hath full #nowled e of all thin s. #/%! !hat is Allah, your 1ord= there is no od but 7e, the Creator of all thin s; then worshi" ye 7im; and 7e hath "ower to dis"ose of all affairs. #/&! ?o 4ision can ras" 7im, but 7is ras" is o4er all 4ision; 7e is abo4e all com"rehension, yet is acFuainted with all thin s. #/'! <?ow ha4e come to you, from your 1ord, "roofs $to o"en your eyes%; if any will see, it will be for $the ood of% his own soul; if any will be blind, it will be to his own $harm%; I am not $here% to watch o4er your doin s.< #/(! !hus do we eC"lain the si ns by 4arious $symbols%; that they may say, <!hou hast tau ht $us% dili ently,< and that 3e may ma#e the matter clear to those who #now. #/)! 9ollow what thou art tau ht by ins"iration from thy 1ord; there is no od but 7e; and turn aside from those who 8oin ods with Allah. #/*! If it had been Allah.s "lan, they would not ha4e ta#en false ods; but 3e made thee not one to watch o4er their doin s, nor art thou set o4er them to dis"ose of their affairs. #/-! 6e4ile not ye those whom they call u"on besides Allah, lest they out of s"ite re4ile Allah in their i norance. !hus ha4e 3e made allurin to each "eo"le its own doin s. In the end will they return to their 1ord, and 3e shall then tell them the truth of all that they did. #/.! !hey swear their stron est oaths by Allah, that if a $s"ecial% si n came to them, by it they would belie4e. Say; <Certainly $all% si ns are in the "ower of Allah. but what will ma#e you $Muslims% realise that $e4en% if $s"ecial% si ns came, they will not belie4e.<> ##/! 3e $too% shall turn to $confusion% their hearts and their eyes, e4en as they refused to belie4e in this in the first instance; 3e shall lea4e them in their tres"asses, to wander in distraction. ###! B4en if 3e did send unto them an els, and the dead did s"ea# unto them, and 3e athered to ether all thin s before their 4ery eyes, they are not the ones to belie4e, unless it is in Allah.s "lan. 2ut most of them i nore $the truth%.

##%! 1i#ewise did 3e ma#e for e4ery Messen er an enemy,@ e4il ones amon men and 8inns, ins"irin each other with flowery discourses by way of dece"tion. If thy 1ord had so "lanned, they would not ha4e done it; so lea4e them and their in4entions alone. ##&! !o such $deceit% let the hearts of those incline, who ha4e no faith in the hereafter; let them deli ht in it, and let them earn from it what they may. ##'! Say; <Shall I see# for 8ud e other than Allah. @ when 7e it is 3ho hath sent unto you the 2oo#, eC"lained in detail.< !hey #now full well, to whom 3e ha4e i4en the 2oo#, that it hath been sent down from thy 1ord in truth. ?e4er be then of those who doubt. ##(! !he word of thy 1ord doth find its fulfilment in truth and in 8ustice; ?one can chan e 7is words; for 7e is the one who heareth and #noweth all. ##)! 3ert thou to follow the common run of those on earth, they will lead thee away from the way of Allah. !hey follow nothin but con8ecture; they do nothin but lie. ##*! !hy 1ord #noweth best who strayeth from 7is way; 7e #noweth best who they are that recei4e 7is uidance. ##-! So eat of $meats% on which Allah.s name hath been "ronounced, if ye ha4e faith in 7is si ns. ##.! 3hy should ye not eat of $meats% on which Allah.s name hath been "ronounced, when 7e hath eC"lained to you in detail what is forbidden to you @ eCce"t under com"ulsion of necessity> 2ut many do mislead $men% by their a""etites unchec#ed by #nowled e. !hy 1ord #noweth best those who trans ress. #%/! Bschew all sin, o"en or secret; those who earn sin will et due recom"ense for their <earnin s.< #%#! Bat not of $meats% on which Allah.s name hath not been "ronounced; !hat would be im"iety. 2ut the e4il ones e4er ins"ire their friends to contend with you if ye were to obey them, ye would indeed be Pa ans. #%%! Can he who was dead, to whom 3e a4e life, and a li ht whereby he can wal# amon st men, be li#e him who is in the de"ths of dar#ness, from which he can ne4er come out> !hus to those without faith their own deeds seem "leasin . #%&! !hus ha4e 3e "laced leaders in e4ery town, its wic#ed men, to "lot $and burrow% therein; but they only "lot a ainst their own souls, and they "ercei4e it not. #%'! 3hen there comes to them a si n $from Allah., !hey say; <3e shall not belie4e until we recei4e one $eCactly% li#e those recei4ed by Allah.s a"ostles.< Allah #noweth best where $and how% to carry out 7is mission. Soon will the wic#ed be o4erta#en by humiliation before Allah, and a se4ere "unishment, for all their "lots.

#%(! !hose whom Allah $in 7is "lan% willeth to uide,@ 7e o"eneth their breast to Islam; those whom 7e willeth to lea4e strayin ,@ 7e ma#eth their breast close and constricted, as if they had to climb u" to the s#ies; thus doth Allah $hea"% the "enalty on those who refuse to belie4e. #%)! !his is the way of thy 1ord, leadin strai ht; 3e ha4e detailed the si ns for those who recei4e admonition. #%*! 9or them will be a home of "eace in the "resence of their 1ord; 7e will be their friend, because they "ractised $ri hteousness%. #%-! :ne day will 7e ather them all to ether, $and say%; <: ye assembly of Jinns= Much $toll% did ye ta#e of men.< !heir friends amon st men will say; <:ur 1ord= we made "rofit from each other; but $alas=% we reached our term @ which thou didst a""oint for us.< 7e will say; <!he 9ire be your dwellin @"lace; you will dwell therein for e4er, eCce"t as Allah willeth.< for thy 1ord is full of wisdom and #nowled e. #%.! !hus do we ma#e the wron @doers turn to each other, because of what they earn. #&/! <: ye assembly of Jinns and men= came there not unto you a"ostles from amon st you, settin forth unto you My si ns, and warnin you of the meetin of this Day of yours>< !hey will say; <3e bear witness a ainst oursel4es.< It was the life of this world that decei4ed them. So a ainst themsel4es will they bear witness that they re8ected 9aith. #&#! $!he a"ostles were sent% thus, for thy 1ord would not destroy for their wron @doin menDs habitations whilst their occu"ants were unwarned. #&%! !o all are de rees $or ran#s% accordin to their deeds; for thy 1ord is not unmindful of anythin that they do. #&&! !hy 1ord is self@sufficient, full of Mercy; if it were 7is will, 7e could destroy you, and in your "lace a""oint whom 7e will as your successors, e4en as 7e raised you u" from the "osterity of other "eo"le. #&'! All that hath been "romised unto you will come to "ass; nor can ye frustrate it $in the least bit%. #&(! Say; <: my "eo"le= Do whate4er ye can; I will do $my "art%; soon will ye #now who it is whose end will be $best% in the 7ereafter; certain it is that the wron @ doers will not "ros"er.< #&)! :ut of what Allah hath "roduced in abundance in tilth and in cattle, they assi ned 7im a share; they say, accordin to their fancies; <!his is for Allah, and this< @ for our <"artners<= but the share of their< "artners <reacheth not Allah, whilst the share of Allah reacheth their <"artners< = e4il $and un8ust% is their assi nment=

#&*! B4en so, in the eyes of most of the "a ans, their <"artners< made allurin the slau hter of their children, in order to lead them to their own destruction, and cause confusion in their reli ion. If Allah had willed, they would not ha4e done so; 2ut lea4e alone them and their in4entions. #&-! And they say that such and such cattle and cro"s are taboo, and none should eat of them eCce"t those whom @ so they say @ 3e wish; further, there are cattle forbidden to yo#e or burden, and cattle on which, $at slau hter%, the name of Allah is not "ronounced; @ in4entions a ainst Allah.s name; soon will 7e reFuite them for their in4entions. #&.! !hey say; <3hat is in the wombs of such and such cattle is s"ecially reser4ed $for food% for our men, and forbidden to our women; but if it is still@born, then all ha4e share therein. 9or their $false% attribution $of su"erstitions to Allah., 7e will soon "unish them; for 7e is full of wisdom and #nowled e. #'/! 1ost are those who slay their children, from folly, without #nowled e, and forbid food which Allah hath "ro4ided for them, in4entin $lies% a ainst Allah. !hey ha4e indeed one astray and heeded no uidance. #'#! It is 7e 3ho "roduceth ardens, with trellises and without, and dates, and tilth with "roduce of all #inds, and oli4es and "ome ranates, similar $in #ind% and different $in 4ariety%; eat of their fruit in their season, but render the dues that are "ro"er on the day that the har4est is athered. 2ut waste not by eCcess; for Allah lo4eth not the wasters. #'%! :f the cattle are some for burden and some for meat; eat what Allah hath "ro4ided for you, and follow not the footste"s of Satan; for he is to you and a4owed enemy. #'&! $!a#e% ei ht $head of cattle% in $four% "airs; of shee" a "air, and of oats a "air; say, hath 7e forbidden the two males, or the two females, or $the youn % which the wombs of the two females enclose> !ell me with #nowled e if ye are truthful; #''! :f camels a "air, and oCen a "air; say, hath 7e forbidden the two males, or the two females, or $the youn % which the wombs of the two females enclose> @ 3ere ye "resent when Allah ordered you such a thin > 2ut who doth more wron than one who in4ents a lie a ainst Allah, to lead astray men without #nowled e> 9or Allah uideth not "eo"le who do wron . #'(! Say; <I find not in the messa e recei4ed by me by ins"iration any $meat% forbidden to be eaten by one who wishes to eat it, unless it be dead meat, or blood "oured forth, or the flesh of swine,@ for it is an abomination @ or, what is im"ious, $meat% on which a name has been in4o#ed, other than Allah.s<. 2ut $e4en so%, if a "erson is forced by necessity, without wilful disobedience, nor trans ressin due limits,@ thy 1ord is :ft@for i4in , Most Merciful. #')! 9or those who followed the Jewish 1aw, 3e forbade e4ery $animal% with undi4ided hoof, and 3e forbade them that fat of the oC and the shee", eCce"t what adheres to their

bac#s or their entrails, or is miCed u" with a bone; this in recom"ense for their wilful disobedience; for 3e are true $in :ur ordinances%. #'*! If they accuse thee of falsehood, say; <Eour 1ord is full of mercy all@ embracin ; but from "eo"le in uilt ne4er will 7is wrath be turned bac#. #'-! !hose who i4e "artners $to Allah. will say; <If Allah had wished, we should not ha4e i4en "artners to 7im nor would our fathers; nor should we ha4e had any taboos.< So did their ancestors ar ue falsely, until they tasted of :ur wrath. Say; <7a4e ye any $certain% #nowled e> If so, "roduce it before us. Ee follow nothin but con8ecture; ye do nothin but lie.< #'.! Say; <3ith Allah is the ar ument that reaches home; if it had been 7is will, 7e could indeed ha4e uided you all.< #(/! Say; <2rin forward your witnesses to "ro4e that Allah did forbid so and so.< If they brin such witnesses, be not thou amon st them; ?or follow thou the 4ain desires of such as treat our si ns as falsehoods, and such as belie4e not in the 7ereafter; for they hold others as eFual with their Guardian@1ord. #(#! Say; <Come, I will rehearse what Allah hath $really% "rohibited you from<; Join not anythin as eFual with 7im; be ood to your "arents; #ill not your children on a "lea of want;@ 3e "ro4ide sustenance for you and for them;@ come not ni h to shameful deeds. 3hether o"en or secret; ta#e not life, which Allah hath made sacred, eCce"t by way of 8ustice and law; thus doth 7e command you, that ye may learn wisdom. #(%! And come not ni h to the or"hanDs "ro"erty, eCce"t to im"ro4e it, until he attain the a e of full stren th; i4e measure and wei ht with $full% 8ustice;@ no burden do 3e "lace on any soul, but that which it can bear;@ whene4er ye s"ea#, s"ea# 8ustly, e4en if a near relati4e is concerned; and fulfil the co4enant of Allah. thus doth 7e command you, that ye may remember. #(&! Ierily, this is My way, leadin strai ht; follow it; follow not $other% "aths; they will scatter you about from 7is $ reat% "ath; thus doth 7e command you. that ye may be ri hteous. #('! Moreo4er, 3e a4e Moses the 2oo#, com"letin $:ur fa4our% to those who would do ri ht, and eC"lainin all thin s in detail,@ and a uide and a mercy, that they mi ht belie4e in the meetin with their 1ord. #((! And this is a 2oo# which 3e ha4e re4ealed as a blessin ; so follow it and be ri hteous, that ye may recei4e mercy; #()! 1est ye should say; <!he 2oo# was sent down to two Peo"les before us, and for our "art, we remained unacFuainted with all that they learned by assiduous study;<

#(*! :r lest ye should say; <If the 2oo# had only been sent down to us, we should ha4e followed its uidance better than they.< ?ow then hath come unto you a clear $si n% from your 1ord,@ and a uide and a mercy; then who could do more wron than one who re8ecteth Allah.s si ns, and turneth away therefrom> In ood time shall 3e reFuite those who turn away from :ur si ns, with a dreadful "enalty, for their turnin away. #(-! Are they waitin to see if the an els come to them, or thy 1ord $7imself%, or certain of the si ns of thy 1ord= the day that certain of the si ns of thy 1ord do come, no ood will it do to a soul to belie4e in them then if it belie4ed not before nor earned ri hteousness throu h its faith. Say; <3ait ye; we too are waitin .< #(.! As for those who di4ide their reli ion and brea# u" into sects, thou hast no "art in them in the least; their affair is with Allah. 7e will in the end tell them the truth of all that they did. #)/! 7e that doeth ood shall ha4e ten times as much to his credit; 7e that doeth e4il shall only be recom"ensed accordin to his e4il; no wron shall be done unto $any of% them. #)#! Say; <Ierily, my 1ord hath uided me to a way that is strai ht,@ a reli ion of ri ht,@ the "ath $trod% by Abraham the true in 9aith, and he $certainly% 8oined not ods with Allah.< #)%! Say; <!ruly, my "rayer and my ser4ice of sacrifice, my life and my death, are $all% for Allah, the Cherisher of the 3orlds; #)&! ?o "artner hath 7e; this am I commanded, and I am the first of those who bow to 7is will. #)'! Say; <Shall I see# for $my% Cherisher other than Allah, when 7e is the Cherisher of all thin s $that eCist%> B4ery soul draws the meed of its acts on none but itself; no bearer of burdens can bear of burdens can bear the burden of another. Eour oal in the end is towards Allah. 7e will tell you the truth of the thin s wherein ye dis"uted.< #)(! It is 7e 3ho hath made you $7is% a ents, inheritors of the earth; 7e hath raised you in ran#s, some abo4e others; that 7e may try you in the ifts 7e hath i4en you; for thy 1ord is Fuic# in "unishment; yet 7e is indeed :ft@for i4in , Most Merciful.

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In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
#! Alif, 1am, Mim, Sad. %! A 2oo# re4ealed unto thee,@ So let thy heart be o""ressed no more by any difficulty on that account,@ that with it thou mi htest warn $the errin % and teach the 2elie4ers%. &! 9ollow $: men=% the re4elation i4en unto you from your 1ord, and follow not, as friends or "rotectors, other than 7im. 1ittle it is ye remember of admonition. '! 7ow many towns ha4e 3e destroyed $for their sins%> :ur "unishment too# them on a sudden by ni ht or while they sle"t for their afternoon rest. (! 3hen $thus% :ur "unishment too# them, no cry did they utter but this; <Indeed we did wron .< )! !hen shall we Fuestion those to whom :ur messa e was sent and those by whom 3e sent it. *! And 4erily, 3e shall recount their whole story with #nowled e, for 3e were ne4er absent $at any time or "lace%. -! !he balance that day will be true $to nicety%; those whose scale $of ood% will be hea4y, will "ros"er; .! !hose whose scale will be li ht, will be their souls in "erdition, for that they wron fully treated :ur si ns. #/! It is 3e 3ho ha4e "laced you with authority on earth, and "ro4ided you therein with means for the fulfilment of your life; small are the than#s that ye i4e= ##! It is 3e 3ho created you and a4e you sha"e; then 3e bade the an els bow down to Adam, and they bowed down; not so Iblis; 7e refused to be of those who bow down. #%! $$Allah%% said; <3hat "re4ented thee from bowin down when I commanded thee>< 7e said; <I am better than he; !hou didst create me from fire, and him from clay.< #&! $$Allah%% said; <Get thee down from this; it is not for thee to be arro ant here; et out, for thou art of the meanest $of creatures%.< #'! 7e said; <Gi4e me res"ite till the day they are raised u".< #(! $$Allah%% said; <2e thou amon those who ha4e res"ite.< #)! 7e said; <2ecause thou hast thrown me out of the way, lo= I will lie in wait for them on thy strai ht way;

#*! <!hen will I assault them from before them and behind them, from their ri ht and their left; ?or wilt thou find, in most of them, ratitude $for thy mercies%.< #-! $$Allah%% said; <Get out from this, dis raced and eC"elled. If any of them follow thee,@ 7ell will I fill with you all. #.! <: Adam= dwell thou and thy wife in the Garden, and en8oy $its ood thin s% as ye wish; but a""roach not this tree, or ye run into harm and trans ression.< %/! !hen be an Satan to whis"er su estions to them, brin in o"enly before their minds all their shame that was hidden from them $before%; he said; <Eour 1ord only forbade you this tree, lest ye should become an els or such bein s as li4e for e4er.< %#! And he swore to them both, that he was their sincere ad4iser. %%! So by deceit he brou ht about their fall; when they tasted of the tree, their shame became manifest to them, and they be an to sew to ether the lea4es of the arden o4er their bodies. And their 1ord called unto them; <Did I not forbid you that tree, and tell you that Satan was an a4owed enemy unto you>< %&! !hey said; <:ur 1ord= 3e ha4e wron ed our own souls; If thou for i4e us not and bestow not u"on us !hy Mercy, we shall certainly be lost.< %'! $$Allah%% said; <Get ye down. 3ith enmity between yoursel4es. :n earth will be your dwellin @"lace and your means of li4elihood,@ for a time.< %(! 7e said; <!herein shall ye li4e, and therein shall ye die; but from it shall ye be ta#en out $at last%.< %)! : ye Children of Adam= 3e ha4e bestowed raiment u"on you to co4er your shame, as well as to be an adornment to you. 2ut the raiment of ri hteousness,@ that is the best. Such are amon the Si ns of Allah, that they may recei4e admonition= %*! : ye Children of Adam= 1et not Satan seduce you, in the same manner as 7e ot your "arents out of the Garden, stri""in them of their raiment, to eC"ose their shame; for he and his tribe watch you from a "osition where ye cannot see them; 3e made the e4il ones friends $only% to those without faith. %-! 3hen they do au ht that is shameful, they say; <3e found our fathers doin so<; and <$Allah% commanded us thus<; Say; <?ay, Allah ne4er commands what is shameful; do ye say of Allah what ye #now not>< %.! Say; <My 1ord hath commanded 8ustice; and that ye set your whole sel4es $to 7im% at e4ery time and "lace of "rayer, and call u"on 7im, ma#in your de4otion sincere as in 7is si ht; such as 7e created you in the be innin , so shall ye return.<

&/! Some 7e hath uided; :thers ha4e $by their choice% deser4ed the loss of their way; in that they too# the e4il ones, in "reference to Allah, for their friends and "rotectors, and thin# that they recei4e uidance. &#! : Children of Adam= wear your beautiful a""arel at e4ery time and "lace of "rayer; eat and drin#; 2ut waste not by eCcess, for Allah lo4eth not the wasters. &%! Say; 3ho hath forbidden the beautiful $ ifts% of Allah, which 7e hath "roduced for 7is ser4ants, and the thin s, clean and "ure, $which 7e hath "ro4ided% for sustenance> Say; !hey are, in the life of this world, for those who belie4e, $and% "urely for them on the Day of Jud ment. !hus do 3e eC"lain the si ns in detail for those who understand. &&! Say; the thin s that my 1ord hath indeed forbidden are; shameful deeds, whether o"en or secret; sins and tres"asses a ainst truth or reason; assi nin of "artners to Allah, for which 7e hath i4en no authority; and sayin thin s about Allah of which ye ha4e no #nowled e. &'! !o e4ery "eo"le is a term a""ointed; when their term is reached, not an hour can they cause delay, nor $an hour% can they ad4ance $it in antici"ation%. &(! : ye Children of Adam= whene4er there come to you a"ostles from amon st you, rehearsin My si ns unto you,@ those who are ri hteous and mend $their li4es%,@ on them shall be no fear nor shall they rie4e. &)! 2ut those who re8ect :ur si ns and treat them with arro ance,@ they are com"anions of the 9ire, to dwell therein $for e4er%. &*! 3ho is more un8ust than one who in4ents a lie a ainst Allah or re8ects 7is Si ns> 9or such, their "ortion a""ointed must reach them from the 2oo# $of decrees%; until, when our messen ers $of death% arri4e and ta#e their souls, they say; <3here are the thin s that ye used to in4o#e besides Allah.< !hey will re"ly, <!hey ha4e left us in the lurch,< And they will bear witness a ainst themsel4es, that they had re8ected Allah. &-! 7e will say; <Bnter ye in the com"any of the "eo"les who "assed away before you @ men and 8inns, @ into the 9ire.< B4ery time a new "eo"le enters, it curses its sister@"eo"le $that went before%, until they follow each other, all into the 9ire. Saith the last about the first; <:ur 1ord= it is these that misled us; so i4e them a double "enalty in the 9ire.< 7e will say; <Doubled for all< ; but this ye do not understand. &.! !hen the first will say to the last; <See then= ?o ad4anta e ha4e ye o4er us; so taste ye of the "enalty for all that ye did =< '/! !o those who re8ect :ur si ns and treat them with arro ance, no o"enin will there be of the ates of hea4en, nor will they enter the arden, until the camel can "ass throu h the eye of the needle; Such is :ur reward for those in sin.

'#! 9or them there is 7ell, as a couch $below% and folds and folds of co4erin abo4e; such is :ur reFuital of those who do wron . '%! 2ut those who belie4e and wor# ri hteousness,@ no burden do 3e "lace on any soul, but that which it can bear,@ they will be Com"anions of the Garden, therein to dwell $for e4er%. '&! And 3e shall remo4e from their hearts any lur#in sense of in8ury;@ beneath them will be ri4ers flowin ;@ and they shall say; <Praise be to Allah, who hath uided us to this $felicity%; ne4er could we ha4e found uidance, had it not been for the uidance of Allah. indeed it was the truth, that the a"ostles of our 1ord brou ht unto us.< And they shall hear the cry; <2ehold= the arden before you= Ee ha4e been made its inheritors, for your deeds $of ri hteousness%.< ''! !he Com"anions of the Garden will call out to the Com"anions of the 9ire; <3e ha4e indeed found the "romises of our 1ord to us true; 7a4e you also found Eour 1ordDs "romises true>< !hey shall say, <Ees<; but a crier shall "roclaim between them; <!he curse of Allah is on the wron @doers;@ '(! <!hose who would hinder $men% from the "ath of Allah and would see# in it somethin croo#ed; they were those who denied the 7ereafter.< ')! 2etween them shall be a 4eil, and on the hei hts will be men who would #now e4ery one by his mar#s; they will call out to the Com"anions of the Garden, <"eace on you<; they will not ha4e entered, but they will ha4e an assurance $thereof%. '*! 3hen their eyes shall be turned towards the Com"anions of the 9ire, they will say; <:ur 1ord= send us not to the com"any of the wron @doers.< '-! !he men on the hei hts will call to certain men whom they will #now from their mar#s, sayin ; <:f what "rofit to you were your hoards and your arro ant ways> '.! <2ehold= are these not the men whom you swore that Allah with 7is Mercy would ne4er bless> Bnter ye the Garden; no fear shall be on you, nor shall ye rie4e.< (/! !he Com"anions of the 9ire will call to the Com"anions of the Garden; <Pour down to us water or anythin that Allah doth "ro4ide for your sustenance.< !hey will say; <2oth these thin s hath Allah forbidden to those who re8ected 7im.< (#! <Such as too# their reli ion to be mere amusement and "lay, and were decei4ed by the life of the world.< !hat day shall 3e for et them as they for ot the meetin of this day of theirs, and as they were wont to re8ect :ur si ns. (%! 9or 3e had certainly sent unto them a 2oo#, based on #nowled e, which 3e eC"lained in detail,@ a uide and a mercy to all who belie4e.

(&! Do they 8ust wait for the final fulfilment of the e4ent> :n the day the e4ent is finally fulfilled, those who disre arded it before will say; <!he a"ostles of our 1ord did indeed brin true $tidin s%. 7a4e we no intercessors now to intercede on our behalf> :r could we be sent bac#> then should we beha4e differently from our beha4iour in the "ast.< In fact they will ha4e lost their souls, and the thin s they in4ented will lea4e them in the lurch. ('! Eour Guardian@1ord is Allah, 3ho created the hea4ens and the earth in siC days, and is firmly established on the throne $of authority%; 7e draweth the ni ht as a 4eil oDer the day, each see#in the other in ra"id succession; 7e created the sun, the moon, and the stars, $all% o4erned by laws under 7is command. Is it not 7is to create and to o4ern> 2lessed be Allah, the Cherisher and Sustainer of the worlds= ((! Call on your 1ord with humility and in "ri4ate; for Allah lo4eth not those who tres"ass beyond bounds. ()! Do no mischief on the earth, after it hath been set in order, but call on 7im with fear and lon in $in your hearts%; for the Mercy of Allah is $always% near to those who do ood. (*! It is 7e 3ho sendeth the winds li#e heralds of lad tidin s, oin before 7is mercy; when they ha4e carried the hea4y@laden clouds, 3e dri4e them to a land that is dead, ma#e rain to descend thereon, and "roduce e4ery #ind of har4est therewith; thus shall 3e raise u" the dead; "erchance ye may remember. (-! 9rom the land that is clean and ood, by the will of its Cherisher, s"rin s u" "roduce, $rich% after its #ind; but from the land that is bad, s"rin s u" nothin but that which is ni ardly; thus do we eC"lain the si ns by 4arious $symbols% to those who are rateful. (.! 3e sent ?oah to his "eo"le. 7e said; <: my "eo"le= worshi" Allah. ye ha4e no other od but 7im. I fear for you the "unishment of a dreadful day= )/! !he leaders of his "eo"le said; <Ah= we see thee e4idently wanderin $in mind%.< )#! 7e said; <: my "eo"le= ?o wanderin is there in my $mind%; on the contrary I am an a"ostle from the 1ord and Cherisher of the worlds= )%! <I but fulfil towards you the duties of my 1ordDs mission; Sincere is my ad4ice to you, and I #now from Allah somethin that ye #now not. )&! <Do ye wonder that there hath come to you a messa e from your 1ord, throu h a man of your own "eo"le, to warn you,@ so that ye may fear Allah and ha"ly recei4e 7is Mercy>< )'! 2ut they re8ected him, and 3e deli4ered him, and those with him, in the Ar#; but 3e o4erwhelmed in the flood those who re8ected :ur si ns. !hey were indeed a blind "eo"le=

)(! !o the DAd "eo"le, $3e sent% 7ud, one of their $own% brethren; 7e said; : my "eo"le= worshi" Allah. ye ha4e no other od but 7im will ye not fear $$Allah%%>< ))! !he leaders of the 5nbelie4ers amon his "eo"le said; <Ah= we see thou art an imbecile=< and <3e thin# thou art a liar=< )*! 7e said; <: my "eo"le= I am no imbecile, but $I am% an a"ostle from the 1ord and Cherisher of the worlds= )-! <I but fulfil towards you the duties of my 1ordDs mission; I am to you a sincere and trustworthy ad4iser. ).! <Do ye wonder that there hath come to you a messa e from your 1ord throu h a man of your own "eo"le, to warn you> call in remembrance that 7e made you inheritors after the "eo"le of ?oah, and a4e you a stature tall amon the nations. Call in remembrance the benefits $ye ha4e recei4ed% from Allah. that so ye may "ros"er.< */! !hey said; <Comest thou to us, that we may worshi" Allah alone, and i4e u" the cult of our fathers> brin us what thou threatenest us with, if so be that thou tellest the truth=< *#! 7e said; <Punishment and wrath ha4e already come u"on you from your 1ord; dis"ute ye with me o4er names which ye ha4e de4ised @ ye and your fathers,@ without authority from Allah. then wait; I am amon st you, also waitin .< *%! 3e sa4ed him and those who adhered to him. 2y :ur mercy, and 3e cut off the roots of those who re8ected :ur si ns and did not belie4e. *&! !o the !hamud "eo"le $3e sent% Salih, one of their own brethren; 7e said; <: my "eo"le= worshi" Allah. ye ha4e no other od but 7im. ?ow hath come unto you a clear $Si n% from your 1ord= !his she@camel of Allah is a Si n unto you; So lea4e her to raAe in Allah.s earth, and let her come to no harm, or ye shall be seiAed with a rie4ous "unishment. *'! <And remember how 7e made you inheritors after the DAd "eo"le and a4e you habitations in the land; ye build for yoursel4es "alaces and castles in $o"en% "lains, and care out homes in the mountains; so brin to remembrance the benefits $ye ha4e recei4ed% from Allah, and refrain from e4il and mischief on the earth.< *(! !he leaders of the arro ant "arty amon his "eo"le said to those who were rec#oned "owerless @ those amon them who belie4ed; <#now ye indeed that Salih is an a"ostle from his 1ord>< !hey said; <3e do indeed belie4e in the re4elation which hath been sent throu h him.< *)! !he Arro ant "arty said; <9or our "art, we re8ect what ye belie4e in.<

**! !hen they ham@strun the she@camel, and insolently defied the order of their 1ord, sayin ; <: Salih= brin about thy threats, if thou art an a"ostle $of Allah.=< *-! So the earthFua#e too# them unawares, and they lay "rostrate in their homes in the mornin = *.! So Salih left them, sayin ; <: my "eo"le= I did indeed con4ey to you the messa e for which I was sent by my 1ord; I a4e you ood counsel, but ye lo4e not ood counsellors=< -/! 3e also $sent% 1ut; 7e said to his "eo"le; <Do ye commit lewdness such as no "eo"le in creation $e4er% committed before you> -#! <9or ye "ractise your lusts on men in "reference to women ; ye are indeed a "eo"le trans ressin beyond bounds.< -%! And his "eo"le a4e no answer but this; they said, <Dri4e them out of your city; these are indeed men who want to be clean and "ure=< -&! 2ut we sa4ed him and his family, eCce"t his wife; she was of those who le ed behind. -'! And we rained down on them a shower $of brimstone%; !hen see what was the end of those who indul ed in sin and crime= -(! !o the Madyan "eo"le 3e sent ShuDaib, one of their own brethren; he said; <: my "eo"le= worshi" Allah. Ee ha4e no other od but 7im. ?ow hath come unto you a clear $Si n% from your 1ord= Gi4e 8ust measure and wei ht, nor withhold from the "eo"le the thin s that are their due; and do no mischief on the earth after it has been set in order; that will be best for you, if ye ha4e 9aith. -)! <And sFuat not on e4ery road, breathin threats, hinderin from the "ath of Allah those who belie4e in 7im, and see#in in it somethin croo#ed; 2ut remember how ye were little, and 7e a4e you increase. And hold in your mindDs eye what was the end of those who did mischief. -*! <And if there is a "arty amon you who belie4es in the messa e with which I ha4e been sent, and a "arty which does not belie4e, hold yoursel4es in "atience until Allah doth decide between us; for 7e is the best to decide. --! !he leaders, the arro ant "arty amon his "eo"le, said; <: ShuDaib= we shall certainly dri4e thee out of our city @ $thee% and those who belie4e with thee; or else ye $thou and they% shall ha4e to return to our ways and reli ion.< 7e said; <3hat= e4en thou h we do detest $them%>

-.! <3e should indeed in4ent a lie a ainst Allah, if we returned to your ways after Allah hath rescued us therefrom; nor could we by any manner of means return thereto unless it be as in the will and "lan of Allah, :ur 1ord. :ur 1ord can reach out to the utmost recesses of thin s by 7is #nowled e. In the Allah is our trust. our 1ord= decide !hou between us and our "eo"le in truth, for !hou art the best to decide.< ./! !he leaders, the unbelie4ers amon his "eo"le, said; <If ye follow ShuDaib, be sure then ye are ruined=< .#! 2ut the earthFua#e too# them unawares, and they lay "rostrate in their homes before the mornin = .%! !he men who re8ect ShuDaib became as if they had ne4er been in the homes where they had flourished; the men who re8ected ShuDaib @ it was they who were ruined= .&! So ShuDaib left them, sayin ; <: my "eo"le= I did indeed con4ey to you the messa es for which I was sent by my 1ord; I a4e you ood counsel, but how shall I lament o4er a "eo"le who refuse to belie4e=< .'! 3hene4er 3e sent a "ro"het to a town, 3e too# u" its "eo"le in sufferin and ad4ersity, in order that they mi ht learn humility. .(! !hen 3e chan ed their sufferin into "ros"erity, until they rew and multi"lied, and be an to say; <:ur fathers $too% were touched by sufferin and affluence< ... 2ehold= 3e called them to account of a sudden, while they realised not $their "eril%. .)! If the "eo"le of the towns had but belie4ed and feared Allah, 3e should indeed ha4e o"ened out to them $All #inds of% blessin s from hea4en and earth; but they re8ected $the truth%, and 3e brou ht them to boo# for their misdeeds. .*! Did the "eo"le of the towns feel secure a ainst the comin of :ur wrath by ni ht while they were aslee"> .-! :r else did they feel secure a ainst its comin in broad dayli ht while they "layed about $care@free%> ..! Did they then feel secure a ainst the "lan of Allah.@ but no one can feel secure from the Plan of Allah, eCce"t those $doomed% to ruin= #//! !o those who inherit the earth in succession to its $"re4ious% "ossessors, is it not a uidin , $lesson% that, if 3e so willed, 3e could "unish them $too% for their sins, and seal u" their hearts so that they could not hear> #/#! Such were the towns whose story 3e $thus% relate unto thee; !here came indeed to them their a"ostles with clear $si ns%; 2ut they would not belie4e what they had re8ected before. !hus doth Allah seal u" the hearts of those who re8ect faith.

#/%! Most of them 3e found not men $true% to their co4enant; but most of them 3e found rebellious and disobedient. #/&! !hen after them 3e sent Moses with :ur si ns to Pharaoh and his chiefs, but they wron fully re8ected them; So see what was the end of those who made mischief. #/'! Moses said; <: Pharaoh= I am an a"ostle from the 1ord of the worlds,@ #/(! :ne for whom it is ri ht to say nothin but truth about Allah. ?ow ha4e I come unto you $"eo"le%, from your 1ord, with a clear $Si n%; So let the Children of Israel de"art alon with me.< #/)! $Pharaoh% said; <If indeed thou hast come with a Si n, show it forth,@ if thou tellest the truth.< #/*! !hen $Moses% threw his rod, and behold= it was a ser"ent, "lain $for all to see%= #/-! And he drew out his hand, and behold= it was white to all beholders= #/.! Said the Chiefs of the "eo"le of Pharaoh; <!his is indeed a sorcerer well@ 4ersed. ##/! <7is "lan is to et you out of your land; then what is it ye counsel>< ###! !hey said; <Hee" him and his brother in sus"ense $for a while%; and send to the cities men to collect@ ##%! And brin u" to thee all $our% sorcerers well@4ersed.< ##&! So there came the sorcerers to Pharaoh; !hey said, <of course we shall ha4e a $suitable% reward if we win=< ##'! 7e said; <Eea, $and more%,@ for ye shall in that case be $raised to "osts% nearest $to my "erson%.< ##(! !hey said; <: Moses= wilt thou throw $first%, or shall we ha4e the $first% throw>< ##)! Said Moses; <!hrow ye $first%.< So when they threw, they bewitched the eyes of the "eo"le, and struc# terror into them; for they showed a reat $feat of% ma ic. ##*! 3e "ut it into MosesDs mind by ins"iration; <!hrow $now% thy rod<;and behold= it swallows u" strai ht away all the falsehoods which they fa#e= ##-! !hus truth was confirmed, and all that they did was made of no effect. ##.! So the $ reat ones% were 4anFuished there and then, and were made to loo# small.

#%/! 2ut the sorcerers fell down "rostrate in adoration. #%#! Sayin ; <3e belie4e in the 1ord of the 3orlds,@ #%%! <!he 1ord of Moses and Aaron.< #%&! Said Pharaoh; <2elie4e ye in 7im before I i4e you "ermission> Surely this is a tric# which ye ha4e "lanned in the city to dri4e out its "eo"le; but soon shall ye #now $the conseFuences%. #%'! <2e sure I will cut off your hands and your feet on a""osite sides, and I will cause you all to die on the cross.< #%(! !hey said; <9or us, 3e are but sent bac# unto our 1ord; #%)! <2ut thou dost wrea# thy 4en eance on us sim"ly because we belie4ed in the Si ns of our 1ord when they reached us= :ur 1ord= "our out on us "atience and constancy, and ta#e our souls unto thee as Muslims $who bow to thy will%= #%*! Said the chiefs of PharaohDs "eo"le; <3ilt thou lea4e Moses and his "eo"le, to s"read mischief in the land, and to abandon thee and thy ods>< 7e said; <!heir male children will we slay; $only% their females will we sa4e ali4e; and we ha4e o4er them $"ower% irresistible.< #%-! Said Moses to his "eo"le; <Pray for hel" from Allah, and $wait% in "atience and constancy; for the earth is Allah.s, to i4e as a herita e to such of 7is ser4ants as 7e "leaseth; and the end is $best% for the ri hteous. #%.! !hey said; <3e ha4e had $nothin but% trouble, both before and after thou camest to us.< 7e said; <It may be that your 1ord will destroy your enemy and ma#e you inheritors in the earth; that so 7e may try you by your deeds.< #&/! 3e "unished the "eo"le of Pharaoh with years $of drou hts% and shortness of cro"s; that they mi ht recei4e admonition. #&#! 2ut when ood $times% came, they said, <!his is due to us;< 3hen ri""ed by calamity, they ascribed it to e4il omens connected with Moses and those with him= 2ehold= in truth the omens of e4il are theirs in Allah.s si ht, but most of them do not understand= #&%! !hey said $to Moses%; <3hate4er be the Si ns thou brin est, to wor# therewith thy sorcery on us, we shall ne4er belie4e in thee. #&&! So 3e sent $"la ues% on them; 3holesale death, 1ocusts, 1ice, 9ro s, And 2lood; Si ns o"enly self@eC"lained; but they were stee"ed in arro ance,@ a "eo"le i4en to sin.

#&'! B4ery time the "enalty fell on them, they said; <: Moses= on your behalf call on thy 1ord in 4irtue of his "romise to thee; If thou wilt remo4e the "enalty from us, we shall truly belie4e in thee, and we shall send away the Children of Israel with thee.< #&(! 2ut e4ery time 3e remo4ed the "enalty from them accordin to a fiCed term which they had to fulfil,@ 2ehold= they bro#e their word= #&)! So 3e eCacted retribution from them; 3e drowned them in the sea, because they re8ected :ur Si ns and failed to ta#e warnin from them. #&*! And 3e made a "eo"le, considered wea# $and of no account%, inheritors of lands in both east and west, @ lands whereon 3e sent down :ur blessin s. !he fair "romise of thy 1ord was fulfilled for the Children of Israel, because they had "atience and constancy, and 3e le4elled to the round the reat wor#s and fine buildin s which Pharaoh and his "eo"le erected $with such "ride%. #&-! 3e too# the Children of Israel $with safety% across the sea. !hey came u"on a "eo"le de4oted entirely to some idols they had. !hey said; <: Moses= fashion for us a od li#e unto the ods they ha4e.< 7e said; <Surely ye are a "eo"le without #nowled e. #&.! <As to these fol#,@ the cult they are in is $but% a fra ment of a ruin, and 4ain is the $worshi"% which they "ractise.< #'/! 7e said; <Shall I see# for you a od other than the $true% Allah, when it is Allah 3ho hath endowed you with ifts abo4e the nations>< #'#! And remember 3e rescued you from PharaohDs "eo"le, who afflicted you with the worst of "enalties, who slew your male children and sa4ed ali4e your females; in that was a momentous trial from your 1ord. #'%! 3e a""ointed for Moses thirty ni hts, and com"leted $the "eriod% with ten $more%; thus was com"leted the term $of communion% with his 1ord, forty ni hts. And Moses had char ed his brother Aaron $before he went u"%; <Act for me amon st my "eo"le; Do ri ht, and follow not the way of those who do mischief.< #'&! 3hen Moses came to the "lace a""ointed by 5s, and his 1ord addressed him, 7e said; <: my 1ord= show $!hyself% to me, that I may loo# u"on thee.< Allah said; <2y no means canst thou see Me $direct%; 2ut loo# u"on the mount; if it abide in its "lace, then shalt thou see Me.< 3hen his 1ord manifested 7is lory on the Mount, 7e made it as dust. And Moses fell down in a swoon. 3hen he reco4ered his senses he said; <Glory be to !hee= to !hee I turn in re"entance, and I am the first to belie4e.< #''! $$Allah%% said; <: Moses= I ha4e chosen thee abo4e $other% men, by the mission I $ha4e i4en thee% and the words I $ha4e s"o#en to thee%; ta#e then the $re4elation% which I i4e thee, and be of those who i4e than#s.<

#'(! And 3e ordained laws for him in the tablets in all matters, both commandin and eC"lainin all thin s, $and said%; <!a#e and hold these with firmness, and en8oin thy "eo"le to hold fast by the best in the "rece"ts; soon shall I show you the homes of the wic#ed,@ $7ow they lie desolate%.< #')! !hose who beha4e arro antly on the earth in defiance of ri ht @ them will I turn away from My si ns; B4en if they see all the si ns, they will not belie4e in them; and if they see the way of ri ht conduct, they will not ado"t it as the way; but if they see the way of error, that is the way they will ado"t. 9or they ha4e re8ected our si ns, and failed to ta#e warnin from them. #'*! !hose who re8ect :ur si ns and the meetin in the 7ereafter,@ 4ain are their deeds; Can they eC"ect to be rewarded eCce"t as they ha4e wrou ht> #'-! !he "eo"le of Moses made, in his absence, out of their ornaments, the ima e of calf, $for worshi"%; it seemed to low; did they not see that it could neither s"ea# to them, nor show them the way> !hey too# it for worshi" and they did wron . #'.! 3hen they re"ented, and saw that they had erred, they said; <If our 1ord ha4e not mercy u"on us and for i4e us, we shall indeed be of those who "erish.< #(/! 3hen Moses came bac# to his "eo"le, an ry and rie4ed, he said; <B4il it is that ye ha4e done in my "lace in my absence; did ye ma#e haste to brin on the 8ud ment of your 1ord>< 7e "ut down the tablets, seiAed his brother by $the hair of% his head, and dra ed him to him. Aaron said; <Son of my mother= the "eo"le did indeed rec#on me as nau ht, and went near to slayin me= Ma#e not the enemies re8oice o4er my misfortune, nor count thou me amon st the "eo"le of sin.< #(#! Moses "rayed; <: my 1ord= for i4e me and my brother= admit us to !hy mercy= for !hou art the Most Merciful of those who show mercy=< #(%! !hose who too# the calf $for worshi"% will indeed be o4erwhelmed with wrath from their 1ord, and with shame in this life; thus do 3e recom"ense those who in4ent $falsehoods%. #(&! 2ut those who do wron but re"ent thereafter and $truly% belie4e,@ 4erily thy 1ord is thereafter :ft@9or i4in , Most Merciful. #('! 3hen the an er of Moses was a""eased, he too# u" the tablets; in the writin thereon was uidance and Mercy for such as fear their 1ord. #((! And Moses chose se4enty of his "eo"le for :ur "lace of meetin ; when they were seiAed with 4iolent Fua#in , he "rayed; <: my 1ord= if it had been !hy will !hou couldst ha4e destroyed, lon before, both them and me; wouldst !hou destroy us for the deeds of the foolish ones amon us> this is no more than !hy trial; by it !hou causest whom !hou wilt to stray, and !hou leadest whom !hou wilt into the ri ht "ath. !hou art our

Protector; so for i4e us and i4e us !hy mercy; for !hou art the best of those who for i4e. #()! <And ordain for us that which is ood, in this life and in the 7ereafter; for we ha4e turned unto !hee.< 7e said; <3ith My "unishment I 4isit whom I will; but My mercy eCtendeth to all thin s. !hat $mercy% I shall ordain for those who do ri ht, and "ractise re ular charity, and those who belie4e in :ur si ns;@ #(*! <!hose who follow the a"ostle, the unlettered Pro"het, whom they find mentioned in their own $scri"tures%,@ in the law and the Gos"el;@ for he commands them what is 8ust and forbids them what is e4il; he allows them as lawful what is ood $and "ure% and "rohibits them from what is bad $and im"ure%; 7e releases them from their hea4y burdens and from the yo#es that are u"on them. So it is those who belie4e in him, honour him, hel" him, and follow the li ht which is sent down with him,@ it is they who will "ros"er.< #(-! Say; <: men= I am sent unto you all, as the Messen er of Allah, to 3hom belon eth the dominion of the hea4ens and the earth; there is no od but 7e; it is 7e !hat i4eth both life and death. So belie4e in Allah and 7is Messen er, the 5nlettered Pro"het, who belie4eth in Allah and 7is words; follow him that $so% ye may be uided.< #(.! :f the "eo"le of Moses there is a section who uide and do 8ustice in the li ht of truth. #)/! 3e di4ided them into twel4e tribes or nations. 3e directed Moses by ins"iration, when his $thirsty% "eo"le as#ed him for water; <Stri#e the roc# with thy staff<; out of it there ushed forth twel4e s"rin s; Bach rou" #new its own "lace for water. 3e a4e them the shade of clouds, and sent down to them manna and Fuails, $sayin %; <Bat of the ood thin s 3e ha4e "ro4ided for you<; $but they rebelled%; to 5s they did no harm, but they harmed their own souls. #)#! And remember it was said to them; <Dwell in this town and eat therein as ye wish, but say the word of humility and enter the ate in a "osture of humility; 3e shall for i4e you your faults; 3e shall increase $the "ortion of% those who do ood.< #)%! 2ut the trans ressors amon them chan ed the word from that which had been i4en them so we sent on them a "la ue from hea4en. 9or that they re"eatedly trans ressed. #)&! As# them concernin the town standin close by the sea. 2ehold= they trans ressed in the matter of the Sabbath. 9or on the day of their Sabbath their fish did come to them, o"enly holdin u" their heads, but on the day they had no Sabbath, they came not; thus did 3e ma#e a trial of them, for they were i4en to trans ression. #)'! 3hen some of them said; <3hy do ye "reach to a "eo"le whom Allah will destroy or 4isit with a terrible "unishment><@ said the "reachers;< !o dischar e our duty to your 1ord, and "erchance they may fear 7im.<

#)(! 3hen they disre arded the warnin s that had been i4en them, 3e rescued those who forbade B4il; but 3e 4isited the wron @doers with a rie4ous "unishment because they were i4en to trans ression. #))! 3hen in their insolence they trans ressed $all% "rohibitions, 3e said to them; <2e ye a"es, des"ised and re8ected.< #)*! 2ehold= thy 1ord did declare that 7e would send a ainst them, to the Day of Jud ment, those who would afflict them with rie4ous "enalty. !hy 1ord is Fuic# in retribution, but 7e is also :ft@for i4in , Most Merciful. #)-! 3e bro#e them u" into sections on this earth. !here are amon them some that are the ri hteous, and some that are the o""osite. 3e ha4e tried them with both "ros"erity and ad4ersity; In order that they mi ht turn $to us%. #).! After them succeeded an $e4il% eneration; !hey inherited the 2oo#, but they chose $for themsel4es% the 4anities of this world, sayin $for eCcuse%; <$B4erythin % will be for i4en us.< $B4en so%, if similar 4anities came their way, they would $a ain% seiAe them. 3as not the co4enant of the 2oo# ta#en from them, that they would not ascribe to Allah anythin but the truth> and they study what is in the 2oo#. 2ut best for the ri hteous is the home in the 7ereafter. 3ill ye not understand> #*/! As to those who hold fast by the 2oo# and establish re ular "rayer,@ ne4er shall 3e suffer the reward of the ri hteous to "erish. #*#! 3hen 3e shoo# the Mount o4er them, as if it had been a cano"y, and they thou ht it was oin to fall on them $3e said%; <7old firmly to what 3e ha4e i4en you, and brin $e4er% to remembrance what is therein; "erchance ye may fear Allah.< #*%! 3hen thy 1ord drew forth from the Children of Adam @ from their loins @ their descendants, and made them testify concernin themsel4es, $sayin %; <Am I not your 1ord $who cherishes and sustains you%><@ !hey said; <Eea= 3e do testify=< $!his%, lest ye should say on the Day of Jud ment; <:f this we were ne4er mindful<; #*&! :r lest ye should say; <:ur fathers before us may ha4e ta#en false ods, but we are $their% descendants after them; wilt !hou then destroy us because of the deeds of men who were futile>< #*'! !hus do 3e eC"lain the si ns in detail; and "erchance they may turn $unto 5s%. #*(! 6elate to them the story of the man to whom 3e sent :ur si ns, but he "assed them by; so Satan followed him u", and he went astray. #*)! If it had been :ur will, 3e should ha4e ele4ated him with :ur si ns; but he inclined to the earth, and followed his own 4ain desires. 7is similitude is that of a do ; if you attac# him, he lolls out his ton ue, or if you lea4e him alone, he $still% lolls out his

ton ue. !hat is the similitude of those who re8ect :ur si ns; So relate the story; "erchance they may reflect. #**! B4il as an eCam"le are "eo"le who re8ect :ur si ns and wron their own souls. #*-! 3hom Allah doth uide,@ he is on the ri ht "ath; whom 7e re8ects from 7is uidance,@ such are the "ersons who "erish. #*.! Many are the Jinns and men we ha4e made for 7ell; !hey ha4e hearts wherewith they understand not, eyes wherewith they see not, and ears wherewith they hear not. !hey are li#e cattle,@ nay more mis uided; for they are heedless $of warnin %. #-/! !he most beautiful names belon to Allah. so call on him by them; but shun such men as use "rofanity in his names; for what they do, they will soon be reFuited. #-#! :f those 3e ha4e created are "eo"le who direct $others% with truth. And dis"ense 8ustice therewith. #-%! !hose who re8ect :ur si ns, 3e shall radually 4isit with "unishment, in ways they "ercei4e not; #-&! 6es"ite will I rant unto them; for My scheme is stron $and unfailin %. #-'! Do they not reflect> !heir com"anion is not seiAed with madness; he is but a "ers"icuous warner. #-(! Do they see nothin in the o4ernment of the hea4ens and the earth and all that Allah hath created> $Do they not see% that it may well be that their terms is ni h drawin to an end> In what messa e after this will they then belie4e> #-)! !o such as Allah re8ects from 7is uidance, there can be no uide; 7e will lea4e them in their tres"asses, wanderin in distraction. #-*! !hey as# thee about the $final% 7our @ when will be its a""ointed time> Say; <!he #nowled e thereof is with my 1ord $alone%; ?one but 7e can re4eal as to when it will occur. 7ea4y were its burden throu h the hea4ens and the earth. :nly, all of a sudden will it come to you.< !hey as# thee as if thou 3ert ea er in search thereof; Say; <!he #nowled e thereof is with Allah $alone%, but most men #now not.< #--! Say; <I ha4e no "ower o4er any ood or harm to myself eCce"t as Allah willeth. If I had #nowled e of the unseen, I should ha4e multi"lied all ood, and no e4il should ha4e touched me; I am but a warner, and a brin er of lad tidin s to those who ha4e faith.< #-.! It is 7e 3ho created you from a sin le "erson, and made his mate of li#e nature, in order that he mi ht dwell with her $in lo4e%. 3hen they are united, she bears a li ht burden and carries it about $unnoticed%. 3hen she rows hea4y, they both "ray to Allah

their 1ord, $sayin %; <If !hou i4est us a oodly child, we 4ow we shall $e4er% be rateful.< #./! 2ut when 7e i4eth them a oodly child, they ascribe to others a share in the ift they ha4e recei4ed; but Allah is eCalted hi h abo4e the "artners they ascribe to 7im. #.#! Do they indeed ascribe to 7im as "artners thin s that can create nothin , but are themsel4es created> #.%! ?o aid can they i4e them, nor can they aid themsel4es= #.&! If ye call them to uidance, they will not obey; 9or you it is the same whether ye call them or ye hold your "eace= #.'! Ierily those whom ye call u"on besides Allah are ser4ants li#e unto you; Call u"on them, and let them listen to your "rayer, if ye are $indeed% truthful= #.(! 7a4e they feet to wal# with> :r hands to lay hold with> :r eyes to see with> :r ears to hear with> Say; <Call your D od@"artnersD, scheme $your worst% a ainst me, and i4e me no res"ite= #.)! <9or my Protector is Allah, 3ho re4ealed the 2oo# $from time to time%, and 7e will choose and befriend the ri hteous. #.*! <2ut those ye call u"on besides 7im, are unable to hel" you, and indeed to hel" themsel4es.< #.-! If thou callest them to uidance, they hear not. !hou wilt see them loo#in at thee, but they see not. #..! 7old to for i4eness; command what is ri ht; 2ut turn away from the i norant. %//! If a su estion from Satan assail thy $mind%, see# refu e with Allah. for 7e heareth and #noweth $all thin s%. %/#! !hose who fear Allah, when a thou ht of e4il from Satan assaults them, brin Allah to remembrance, when lo= they see $ari ht%= %/%! 2ut their brethren $the e4il ones% "lun e them dee"er into error, and ne4er relaC $their efforts%. %/&! If thou brin them not a re4elation, they say; <3hy hast thou not ot it to ether>< Say; <I but follow what is re4ealed to me from my 1ord; this is $nothin but% li hts from your 1ord, and Guidance, and mercy, for any who ha4e faith.<

%/'! 3hen the GurDan is read, listen to it with attention, and hold your "eace; that ye may recei4e Mercy. %/(! And do thou $: reader=% 2rin thy 1ord to remembrance in thy $4ery% soul, with humility and in re4erence, without loudness in words, in the mornin s and e4enin s; and be not thou of those who are unheedful. %/)! !hose who are near to thy 1ord, disdain not to do 7im worshi"; !hey celebrate 7is "raises, and bow down before 7im.

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In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
#! !hey as# thee concernin $thin s ta#en as% s"oils of war. Say; <$such% s"oils are at the dis"osal of Allah and the Messen er. So fear Allah, and #ee" strai ht the relations between yoursel4es; :bey Allah and 7is Messen er, if ye do belie4e.< %! 9or, 2elie4ers are those who, when Allah is mentioned, feel a tremor in their hearts, and when they hear 7is si ns rehearsed, find their faith stren thened, and "ut $all% their trust in their 1ord; &! 3ho establish re ular "rayers and s"end $freely% out of the ifts 3e ha4e i4en them for sustenance; '! Such in truth are the belie4ers; they ha4e rades of di nity with their 1ord, and for i4eness, and enerous sustenance; (! Just as thy 1ord ordered thee out of thy house in truth, e4en thou h a "arty amon the 2elie4ers disli#ed it, )! Dis"utin with thee concernin the truth after it was made manifest, as if they were bein dri4en to death and they $actually% saw it. *! 2ehold= Allah "romised you one of the two $enemy% "arties, that it should be yours; Ee wished that the one unarmed should be yours, but Allah willed to 8ustify the !ruth accordin to 7is words and to cut off the roots of the 5nbelie4ers;@

-! !hat 7e mi ht 8ustify !ruth and "ro4e 9alsehood false, distasteful thou h it be to those in uilt. .! 6emember ye im"lored the assistance of your 1ord, and 7e answered you; <I will assist you with a thousand of the an els, ran#s on ran#s.< #/! Allah made it but a messa e of ho"e, and an assurance to your hearts; $in any case% there is no hel" eCce"t from Allah. and Allah is BCalted in Power, 3ise. ##! 6emember 7e co4ered you with a sort of drowsiness, to i4e you calm as from 7imself, and he caused rain to descend on you from hea4en, to clean you therewith, to remo4e from you the stain of Satan, to stren then your hearts, and to "lant your feet firmly therewith. #%! 6emember thy 1ord ins"ired the an els $with the messa e%; <I am with you; i4e firmness to the 2elie4ers; I will instil terror into the hearts of the 5nbelie4ers; smite ye abo4e their nec#s and smite all their fin er@ti"s off them.< #&! !his because they contended a ainst Allah and 7is Messen er. If any contend a ainst Allah and 7is Messen er, Allah is strict in "unishment. #'! !hus $will it be said%; <!aste ye then of the $"unishment%; for those who resist Allah, is the "enalty of the 9ire.< #(! : ye who belie4e= when ye meet the 5nbelie4ers in hostile array, ne4er turn your bac#s to them. #)! If any do turn his bac# to them on such a day @ unless it be in a strata em of war, or to retreat to a troo" $of his own%@ he draws on himself the wrath of Allah, and his abode is 7ell,@ an e4il refu e $indeed%= #*! It is not ye who slew them; it was Allah. when thou threwest $a handful of dust%, it was not thy act, but Allah.s; in order that 7e mi ht test the 2elie4ers by a racious trial from 7imself; for Allah is 7e 3ho heareth and #noweth $all thin s%. #-! !hat, and also because Allah is 7e 3ho ma#es feeble the "lans and strata em of the 5nbelie4ers. #.! $: 5nbelie4ers=% if ye "rayed for 4ictory and 8ud ment, now hath the 8ud ment come to you; if ye desist $from wron %, it will be best for you; if ye return $to the attac#%, so shall 3e. ?ot the least ood will your forces be to you e4en if they were multi"lied; for 4erily Allah is with those who belie4e= %/! : ye who belie4e= :bey Allah and 7is Messen er, and turn not away from him when ye hear $him s"ea#%.

%#! ?or be li#e those who say, <3e hear,< but listen not; %%! 9or the worst of beasts in the si ht of Allah are the deaf and the dumb,@ those who understand not. %&! If Allah had found in them any ood. 7e would indeed ha4e made them listen; $As it is%, if 7e had made them listen, they would but ha4e turned bac# and declined $9aith%. %'! : ye who belie4e= i4e your res"onse to Allah and 7is Messen er, when 7e calleth you to that which will i4e you life; and #now that Allah cometh in between a man and his heart, and that it is 7e to 3hom ye shall $all% be athered. %(! And fear tumult or o""ression, which affecteth not in "articular $only% those of you who do wron ; and #now that Allah is strict in "unishment. %)! Call to mind when ye were a small $band%, des"ised throu h the land, and afraid that men mi ht des"oil and #idna" you; 2ut 7e "ro4ided a safe asylum for you, stren thened you with 7is aid, and a4e you Good thin s for sustenance; that ye mi ht be rateful. %*! : ye that belie4e= betray not the trust of Allah and the Messen er, nor misa""ro"riate #nowin ly thin s entrusted to you. %-! And #now ye that your "ossessions and your "ro eny are but a trial; and that it is Allah with 3hom lies your hi hest reward. %.! : ye who belie4e= if ye fear Allah, 7e will rant you a criterion $to 8ud e between ri ht and wron %, remo4e from you $all% e4il $that may afflict% you, and for i4e you; for Allah is the 1ord of race unbounded. &/! 6emember how the 5nbelie4ers "lotted a ainst thee, to #ee" thee in bonds, or slay thee, or et thee out $of thy home%. !hey "lot and "lan, and Allah too "lans; but the best of "lanners is Allah. &#! 3hen :ur Si ns are rehearsed to them, they say; <3e ha4e heard this $before%; if we wished, we could say $words% li#e these; these are nothin but tales of the ancients.< &%! 6emember how they said; <: Allah if this is indeed the !ruth from !hee, rain down on us a shower of stones form the s#y, or send us a rie4ous "enalty.< &&! 2ut Allah was not oin to send them a "enalty whilst thou wast amon st them; nor was 7e oin to send it whilst they could as# for "ardon. &'! 2ut what "lea ha4e they that Allah should not "unish them, when they #ee" out $men% from the sacred MosFue @ and they are not its uardians> ?o men can be its uardians eCce"t the ri hteous; but most of them do not understand.

&(! !heir "rayer at the 7ouse $of Allah. is nothin but whistlin and cla""in of hands; $Its only answer can be%, <!aste ye the "enalty because ye blas"hemed.< &)! !he 5nbelie4ers s"end their wealth to hinder $man% from the "ath of Allah, and so will they continue to s"end; but in the end they will ha4e $only% re rets and si hs; at len th they will be o4ercome; and the 5nbelie4ers will be athered to ether to 7ell;@ &*! In order that Allah may se"arate the im"ure from the "ure, "ut the im"ure, one on another, hea" them to ether, and cast them into 7ell. !hey will be the ones to ha4e lost. &-! Say to the 5nbelie4ers, if $now% they desist $from 5nbelief%, their "ast would be for i4en them; but if they "ersist, the "unishment of those before them is already $a matter of warnin for them%. &.! And fi ht them on until there is no more tumult or o""ression, and there "re4ail 8ustice and faith in Allah alto ether and e4erywhere; but if they cease, 4erily Allah doth see all that they do. '/! If they refuse, be sure that Allah is your Protector @ the best to "rotect and the best to hel". '#! And #now that out of all the booty that ye may acFuire $in war%, a fifth share is assi ned to Allah,@ and to the Messen er, and to near relati4es, or"hans, the needy, and the wayfarer,@ if ye do belie4e in Allah and in the re4elation 3e sent down to :ur ser4ant on the Day of !estin ,@ the Day of the meetin of the two forces. 9or Allah hath "ower o4er all thin s. '%! 6emember ye were on the hither side of the 4alley, and they on the farther side, and the cara4an on lower round than ye. B4en if ye had made a mutual a""ointment to meet, ye would certainly ha4e failed in the a""ointment; 2ut $thus ye met%, that Allah mi ht accom"lish a matter already enacted; that those who died mi ht die after a clear Si n $had been i4en%, and those who li4ed mi ht li4e after a Clear Si n $had been i4en%. And 4erily Allah is 7e 3ho heareth and #noweth $all thin s%. '&! 6emember in thy dream Allah showed them to thee as few; if 7e had shown them to thee as many, ye would surely ha4e been discoura ed, and ye would surely ha4e dis"uted in $your% decision; but Allah sa4ed $you%; for 7e #noweth well the $secrets% of $all% hearts. ''! And remember when ye met, 7e showed them to you as few in your eyes, and 7e made you a""ear as contem"tible in their eyes; that Allah mi ht accom"lish a matter already enacted. 9or to Allah do all Fuestions o bac# $for decision%. '(! : ye who belie4e= 3hen ye meet a force, be firm, and call Allah in remembrance much $and often%; that ye may "ros"er;

')! And obey Allah and 7is Messen er. and fall into no dis"utes, lest ye lose heart and your "ower de"art; and be "atient and "erse4erin ; 9or Allah is with those who "atiently "erse4ere; '*! And be not li#e those who started from their homes insolently and to be seen of men, and to hinder $men% from the "ath of Allah. 9or Allah com"asseth round about all that they do. '-! 6emember Satan made their $sinful% acts seem allurin to them, and said; <?o one amon men can o4ercome you this day, while I am near to you<; 2ut when the two forces came in si ht of each other, he turned on his heels, and said; <1o= I am clear of you; lo= I see what ye see not; 1o= I fear Allah. for Allah is strict in "unishment.< '.! 1o= the hy"ocrites say, and those in whose hearts is a disease; <!hese "eo"le,@ their reli ion has misled them.< 2ut if any trust in Allah, behold= Allah is BCalted in mi ht, 3ise. (/! If thou couldst see, when the an els ta#e the souls of the 5nbelie4ers $at death%, $7ow% they smite their faces and their bac#s, $sayin %; <!aste the "enalty of the blaAin 9ire@ (#! <2ecause of $the deeds% which your $own% hands sent forth; for Allah is ne4er un8ust to 7is ser4ants; (%! <$Deeds% after the manner of the "eo"le of Pharaoh and of those before them; !hey re8ected the Si ns of Allah, and Allah "unished them for their crimes; for Allah is Stron , and Strict in "unishment; (&! <2ecause Allah will ne4er chan e the race which 7e hath bestowed on a "eo"le until they chan e what is in their $own% souls; and 4erily Allah is 7e 3ho heareth and #noweth $all thin s%.< ('! $Deeds% after the manner of the "eo"le of Pharaoh and those before them<; !hey treated as false the Si ns of their 1ord; so 3e destroyed them for their crimes, and 3e drowned the "eo"le of Pharaoh; for they were all o""ressors and wron @ doers. ((! 9or the worst of beasts in the si ht of Allah are those who re8ect 7im; !hey will not belie4e. ()! !hey are those with whom thou didst ma#e a co4enant, but they brea# their co4enant e4ery time, and they ha4e not the fear $of Allah.. (*! If ye ain the mastery o4er them in war, dis"erse, with them, those who follow them, that they may remember.

(-! If thou fearest treachery from any rou", throw bac# $their co4enant% to them, $so as to be% on eFual terms; for Allah lo4eth not the treacherous. (.! 1et not the unbelie4ers thin# that they can et the better $of the odly%; they will ne4er frustrate $them%. )/! A ainst them ma#e ready your stren th to the utmost of your "ower, includin steeds of war, to stri#e terror into $the hearts of% the enemies, of Allah and your enemies, and others besides, whom ye may not #now, but whom Allah doth #now. 3hate4er ye shall s"end in the cause of Allah, shall be re"aid unto you, and ye shall not be treated un8ustly. )#! 2ut if the enemy incline towards "eace, do thou $also% incline towards "eace, and trust in Allah. for 7e is :ne that heareth and #noweth $all thin s%. )%! Should they intend to decei4e thee,@ 4erily Allah sufficeth thee; 7e it is !hat hath stren thened thee with 7is aid and with $the com"any of% the 2elie4ers; )&! And $moreo4er% 7e hath "ut affection between their hearts; not if thou hadst s"ent all that is in the earth, couldst thou ha4e "roduced that affection, but Allah hath done it; for 7e is BCalted in mi ht, 3ise. )'! : Messen er. sufficient unto thee is Allah,@ $unto thee% and unto those who follow thee amon the 2elie4ers. )(! : Messen er. rouse the 2elie4ers to the fi ht. If there are twenty amon st you, "atient and "erse4erin , they will 4anFuish two hundred; if a hundred, they will 4anFuish a thousand of the 5nbelie4ers; for these are a "eo"le without understandin . ))! 9or the "resent, Allah hath li htened your $tas#%, for 7e #noweth that there is a wea# s"ot in you; 2ut $e4en so%, if there are a hundred of you, "atient and "erse4erin , they will 4anFuish two hundred, and if a thousand, they will 4anFuish two thousand, with the lea4e of Allah. for Allah is with those who "atiently "erse4ere. )*! It is not fittin for an a"ostle that he should ha4e "risoners of war until he hath thorou hly subdued the land. Ee loo# for the tem"oral oods of this world; but Allah loo#eth to the 7ereafter; And Allah is BCalted in mi ht, 3ise. )-! 7ad it not been for a "re4ious ordainment from Allah, a se4ere "enalty would ha4e reached you for the $ransom% that ye too#. ).! 2ut $now% en8oy what ye too# in war, lawful and ood; but fear Allah. for Allah is :ft@for i4in , Most Merciful. */! : Messen er. say to those who are ca"ti4es in your hands; <If Allah findeth any ood in your hearts, 7e will i4e you somethin better than what has been ta#en from you, and 7e will for i4e you; for Allah is :ft@for i4in , Most Merciful.<

*#! 2ut if they ha4e treacherous desi ns a ainst thee, $: Messen er.%, they ha4e already been in treason a ainst Allah, and so hath 7e i4en $thee% "ower o4er them. And Allah so 7e 3ho hath $full% #nowled e and wisdom. *%! !hose who belie4ed, and ado"ted eCile, and fou ht for the 9aith, with their "ro"erty and their "ersons, in the cause of Allah, as well as those who a4e $them% asylum and aid,@ these are $all% friends and "rotectors, one of another. As to those who belie4ed but came not into eCile, ye owe no duty of "rotection to them until they come into eCile; but if they see# your aid in reli ion, it is your duty to hel" them, eCce"t a ainst a "eo"le with whom ye ha4e a treaty of mutual alliance. And $remember% Allah seeth all that ye do. *&! !he 5nbelie4ers are "rotectors, one of another; 5nless ye do this, $"rotect each other%, there would be tumult and o""ression on earth, and reat mischief. *'! !hose who belie4e, and ado"t eCile, and fi ht for the 9aith, in the cause of Allah as well as those who i4e $them% asylum and aid,@ these are $all% in 4ery truth the 2elie4ers; for them is the for i4eness of sins and a "ro4ision most enerous. *(! And those who acce"t 9aith subseFuently, and ado"t eCile, and fi ht for the 9aith in your com"any,@ they are of you. 2ut #indred by blood ha4e "rior ri hts a ainst each other in the 2oo# of Allah. Ierily Allah is well@acFuainted with all thin s.

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In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
#! A $declaration% of immunity from Allah and 7is Messen er, to those of the Pa ans with whom ye ha4e contracted mutual alliances;@ %! Go ye, then, for four months, bac#wards and forwards, $as ye will%, throu hout the land, but #now ye that ye cannot frustrate Allah $by your falsehood% but that Allah will co4er with shame those who re8ect 7im. &! And an announcement from Allah and 7is Messen er, to the "eo"le $assembled% on the day of the Great Pil rima e,@ that Allah and 7is Messen er dissol4e $treaty% obli ations with the Pa ans. If then, ye re"ent, it were best for you; but if ye turn away, #now ye that ye cannot frustrate Allah. And "roclaim a rie4ous "enalty to those who re8ect 9aith.

'! $2ut the treaties are% not dissol4ed with those Pa ans with whom ye ha4e entered into alliance and who ha4e not subseFuently failed you in au ht, nor aided any one a ainst you. So fulfil your en a ements with them to the end of their term; for Allah lo4eth the ri hteous. (! 2ut when the forbidden months are "ast, then fi ht and slay the Pa ans where4er ye find them, an seiAe them, belea uer them, and lie in wait for them in e4ery strata em $of war%; but if they re"ent, and establish re ular "rayers and "ractise re ular charity, then o"en the way for them; for Allah is :ft@for i4in , Most Merciful. )! If one amon st the Pa ans as# thee for asylum, rant it to him, so that he may hear the word of Allah. and then escort him to where he can be secure. !hat is because they are men without #nowled e. *! 7ow can there be a lea ue, before Allah and 7is Messen er, with the Pa ans, eCce"t those with whom ye made a treaty near the sacred MosFue> As lon as these stand true to you, stand ye true to them; for Allah doth lo4e the ri hteous. -! 7ow $can there be such a lea ue%, seein that if they et an ad4anta e o4er you, they res"ect not in you the ties either of #inshi" or of co4enant> 3ith $fair words from% their mouths they entice you, but their hearts are a4erse from you; and most of them are rebellious and wic#ed. .! !he Si ns of Allah ha4e they sold for a miserable "rice, and $many% ha4e they hindered from 7is way; e4il indeed are the deeds they ha4e done. #/! In a 2elie4er they res"ect not the ties either of #inshi" or of co4enant= It is they who ha4e trans ressed all bounds. ##! 2ut $e4en so%, if they re"ent, establish re ular "rayers, and "ractise re ular charity,@ they are your brethren in 9aith; $thus% do 3e eC"lain the Si ns in detail, for those who understand. #%! 2ut if they 4iolate their oaths after their co4enant, and taunt you for your 9aith,@ fi ht ye the chiefs of 5nfaith; for their oaths are nothin to them; that thus they may be restrained. #&! 3ill ye not fi ht "eo"le who 4iolated their oaths, "lotted to eC"el the Messen er, and too# the a ressi4e by bein the first $to assault% you> Do ye fear them> ?ay, it is Allah 3hom ye should more 8ustly fear, if ye belie4e= #'! 9i ht them, and Allah will "unish them by your hands, co4er them with shame, hel" you $to 4ictory% o4er them, heal the breasts of 2elie4ers, #(! And still the indi nation of their hearts. 9or Allah will turn $in mercy% to whom 7e will; and Allah is All@Hnowin , All@3ise.

#)! :r thin# ye that ye shall be abandoned, as thou h Allah did not #now those amon you who stri4e with mi ht and main, and ta#e none for friends and "rotectors eCce"t Allah, 7is Messen er, and the $community of% 2elie4ers> 2ut Allah is well@ acFuainted with $all% that ye do. #*! It is not for such as 8oin ods with Allah, to 4isit or maintain the mosFues of Allah while they witness a ainst their own souls to infidelity. !he wor#s of such bear no fruit; In 9ire shall they dwell. #-! !he mosFues of Allah shall be 4isited and maintained by such as belie4e in Allah and the 1ast Day, establish re ular "rayers, and "ractise re ular charity, and fear none $at all% eCce"t Allah. It is they who are eC"ected to be on true uidance. #.! Do ye ma#e the i4in of drin# to "il rims, or the maintenance of the Sacred MosFue, eFual to $the "ious ser4ice of% those who belie4e in Allah and the 1ast Day, and stri4e with mi ht and main in the cause of Allah. !hey are not com"arable in the si ht of Allah. and Allah uides not those who do wron . %/! !hose who belie4e, and suffer eCile and stri4e with mi ht and main, in Allah.s cause, with their oods and their "ersons, ha4e the hi hest ran# in the si ht of Allah. they are the "eo"le who will achie4e $sal4ation%. %#! !heir 1ord doth i4e them lad tidin s of a Mercy from 7imself, of 7is ood "leasure, and of ardens for them, wherein are deli hts that endure; %%! !hey will dwell therein for e4er. Ierily in Allah.s "resence is a reward, the reatest $of all%. %&! : ye who belie4e= ta#e not for "rotectors your fathers and your brothers if they lo4e infidelity abo4e 9aith; if any of you do so, they do wron . %'! Say; If it be that your fathers, your sons, your brothers, your mates, or your #indred; the wealth that ye ha4e ained; the commerce in which ye fear a decline; or the dwellin s in which ye deli ht @ are dearer to you than Allah, or 7is Messen er, or the stri4in in 7is cause;@ then wait until Allah brin s about 7is decision; and Allah uides not the rebellious. %(! Assuredly Allah did hel" you in many battle@fields and on the day of 7unain; 2ehold= your reat numbers elated you, but they a4ailed you nau ht; the land, for all that it is wide, did constrain you, and ye turned bac# in retreat. %)! 2ut Allah did "our 7is calm on the Messen er and on the 2elie4ers, and sent down forces which ye saw not; 7e "unished the 5nbelie4ers; thus doth 7e reward those without 9aith.

%*! A ain will Allah, after this, turn $in mercy% to whom 7e will; for Allah is :ft@ for i4in , Most Merciful. %-! : ye who belie4e= !ruly the Pa ans are unclean; so let them not, after this year of theirs, a""roach the Sacred MosFue. And if ye fear "o4erty, soon will Allah enrich you, if 7e wills, out of 7is bounty, for Allah is All@#nowin , All@wise. %.! 9i ht those who belie4e not in Allah nor the 1ast Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and 7is Messen er, nor ac#nowled e the reli ion of !ruth, $e4en if they are% of the Peo"le of the 2oo#, until they "ay the JiAya with willin submission, and feel themsel4es subdued. &/! !he Jews call D5Aair a son of Allah, and the Christians call Christ the son of Allah. !hat is a sayin from their mouth; $in this% they but imitate what the unbelie4ers of old used to say. Allah.s curse be on them; how they are deluded away from the !ruth= &#! !hey ta#e their "riests and their anchorites to be their lords in dero ation of Allah, and $they ta#e as their 1ord% Christ the son of Mary; yet they were commanded to worshi" but :ne Allah. there is no od but 7e. Praise and lory to 7im; $9ar is 7e% from ha4in the "artners they associate $with 7im%. &%! 9ain would they eCtin uish Allah.s li ht with their mouths, but Allah will not allow but that 7is li ht should be "erfected, e4en thou h the 5nbelie4ers may detest $it%. &&! It is 7e 3ho hath sent 7is Messen er with uidance and the 6eli ion of !ruth, to "roclaim it o4er all reli ion, e4en thou h the Pa ans may detest $it%. &'! : ye who belie4e= there are indeed many amon the "riests and anchorites, who in 9alsehood de4our the substance of men and hinder $them% from the way of Allah. And there are those who bury old and sil4er and s"end it not in the way of Allah. announce unto them a most rie4ous "enalty@ &(! :n the Day when heat will be "roduced out of that $wealth% in the fire of 7ell, and with it will be branded their foreheads, their flan#s, and their bac#s, their flan#s, and their bac#s.@ <!his is the $treasure% which ye buried for yoursel4es; taste ye, then, the $treasures% ye buried=< &)! !he number of months in the si ht of Allah is twel4e $in a year%@ so ordained by 7im the day 7e created the hea4ens and the earth; of them four are sacred; that is the strai ht usa e. So wron not yoursel4es therein, and fi ht the Pa ans all to ether as they fi ht you all to ether. 2ut #now that Allah is with those who restrain themsel4es. &*! Ierily the trans"osin $of a "rohibited month% is an addition to 5nbelief; the 5nbelie4ers are led to wron thereby; for they ma#e it lawful one year, and forbidden another year, in order to ad8ust the number of months forbidden by Allah and ma#e such

forbidden ones lawful. !he e4il of their course seems "leasin to them. 2ut Allah uideth not those who re8ect 9aith. &-! : ye who belie4e= what is the matter with you, that, when ye are as#ed to o forth in the cause of Allah, ye clin hea4ily to the earth> Do ye "refer the life of this world to the 7ereafter> 2ut little is the comfort of this life, as com"ared with the 7ereafter. &.! 5nless ye o forth, 7e will "unish you with a rie4ous "enalty, and "ut others in your "lace; but 7im ye would not harm in the least. 9or Allah hath "ower o4er all thin s. '/! If ye hel" not $your leader%, $it is no matter%; for Allah did indeed hel" him, when the 5nbelie4ers dro4e him out; he had no more than one com"anion; they two were in the ca4e, and he said to his com"anion, <7a4e no fear, for Allah is with us<; then Allah sent down 7is "eace u"on him, and stren thened him with forces which ye saw not, and humbled to the de"ths the word of the 5nbelie4ers. 2ut the word of Allah is eCalted to the hei hts; for Allah is BCalted in mi ht, 3ise. '#! Go ye forth, $whether eFui""ed% li htly or hea4ily, and stri4e and stru le, with your oods and your "ersons, in the cause of Allah. !hat is best for you, if ye $but% #new. '%! If there had been immediate ain $in si ht%, and the 8ourney easy, they would $all% without doubt ha4e followed thee, but the distance was lon , $and wei hed% on them. !hey would indeed swear by Allah, <If we only could, we should certainly ha4e come out with you<; !hey would destroy their own souls; for Allah doth #now that they are certainly lyin . '&! Allah i4e thee race= why didst thou rant them until those who told the truth were seen by thee in a clear li ht, and thou hadst "ro4ed the liars> ''! !hose who belie4e in Allah and the 1ast Day as# thee for no eCem"tion from fi htin with their oods and "ersons. And Allah #noweth well those who do their duty. '(! :nly those as# thee for eCem"tion who belie4e not in Allah and the 1ast Day, and whose hearts are in doubt, so that they are tossed in their doubts to and fro. ')! If they had intended to come out, they would certainly ha4e made some "re"aration therefor; but Allah was a4erse to their bein sent forth; so 7e made them la behind, and they were told, <Sit ye amon those who sit $inacti4e%.< '*! If they had come out with you, they would not ha4e added to your $stren th% but only $made for% disorder, hurryin to and fro in your midst and sowin sedition amon you, and there would ha4e been some amon you who would ha4e listened to them. 2ut Allah #noweth well those who do wron . '-! Indeed they had "lotted sedition before, and u"set matters for thee, until,@ the !ruth arri4ed, and the Decree of Allah became manifest much to their dis ust.

'.! Amon them is $many% a man who says; <Grant me eCem"tion and draw me not into trial.< 7a4e they not fallen into trial already> and indeed 7ell surrounds the 5nbelie4ers $on all sides%. (/! If ood befalls thee, it rie4es them; but if a misfortune befalls thee, they say, <3e too# indeed our "recautions beforehand,< and they turn away re8oicin . (#! Say; <?othin will ha""en to us eCce"t what Allah has decreed for us; 7e is our "rotector<; and on Allah let the 2elie4ers "ut their trust. (%! Say; <Can you eC"ect for us $any fate% other than one of two lorious thin s@ $Martyrdom or 4ictory%> 2ut we can eC"ect for you either that Allah will send his "unishment from 7imself, or by our hands. So wait $eC"ectant%; we too will wait with you.< (&! Say; <S"end $for the cause% willin ly or unwillin ly; not from you will it be acce"ted; for ye are indeed a "eo"le rebellious and wic#ed.< ('! !he only reasons why their contributions are not acce"ted are; that they re8ect Allah and 7is Messen er. that they come to "rayer without earnestness; and that they offer contributions unwillin ly. ((! 1et not their wealth nor their $followin in% sons daAAle thee; in reality Allah.s "lan is to "unish them with these thin s in this life, and that their souls may "erish in their $4ery% denial of Allah. ()! !hey swear by Allah that they are indeed of you; but they are not of you; yet they are afraid $to a""ear in their true colours%. (*! If they could find a "lace to flee to, or ca4es, or a "lace of concealment, they would turn strai htaway thereto, with an obstinate rush. (-! And amon them are men who slander thee in the matter of $the distribution of% the alms; if they are i4en "art thereof, they are "leased, but if not, behold= they are indi nant= (.! If only they had been content with what Allah and 7is Messen er a4e them, and had said, <Sufficient unto us is Allah. Allah and 7is Messen er will soon i4e us of 7is bounty; to Allah do we turn our ho"es=< $that would ha4e been the ri ht course%. )/! Alms are for the "oor and the needy, and those em"loyed to administer the $funds%; for those whose hearts ha4e been $recently% reconciled $to !ruth%; for those in bonda e and in debt; in the cause of Allah. and for the wayfarer; $thus is it% ordained by Allah, and Allah is full of #nowled e and wisdom.

)#! Amon them are men who molest the Pro"het and say, <7e is $all% ear.< Say, <7e listens to what is best for you; he belie4es in Allah, has faith in the 2elie4ers, and is a Mercy to those of you who belie4e.< 2ut those who molest the Messen er will ha4e a rie4ous "enalty. )%! !o you they swear by Allah. In order to "lease you; 2ut it is more fittin that they should "lease Allah and 7is Messen er, if they are 2elie4ers. )&! Hnow they not that for those who o""ose Allah and 7is Messen er, is the 9ire of 7ell>@ wherein they shall dwell. !hat is the su"reme dis race. )'! !he 7y"ocrites are afraid lest a Sura should be sent down about them, showin them what is $really "assin % in their hearts. Say; <Moc# ye= 2ut 4erily Allah will brin to li ht all that ye fear $should be re4ealed%. )(! If thou dost Fuestion them, they declare $with em"hasis%; <3e were only tal#in idly and in "lay.< Say; <3as it at Allah, and 7is Si ns, and 7is Messen er, that ye were moc#in >< ))! Ma#e ye no eCcuses; ye ha4e re8ected 9aith after ye had acce"ted it. If 3e "ardon some of you, 3e will "unish others amon st you, for that they are in sin. )*! !he 7y"ocrites, men and women, $ha4e an understandin % with each other; !hey en8oin e4il, and forbid what is 8ust, and are close with their hands. !hey ha4e for otten Allah. so 7e hath for otten them. Ierily the 7y"ocrites are rebellious and "er4erse. )-! Allah hath "romised the 7y"ocrites men and women, and the re8ecters, of 9aith, the fire of 7ell; !herein shall they dwell; Sufficient is it for them; for them is the curse of Allah, and an endurin "unishment,@ ).! As in the case of those before you; they were mi htier than you in "ower, and more flourishin in wealth and children. !hey had their en8oyment of their "ortion; and ye ha4e of yours, as did those before you; and ye indul e in idle tal# as they did. !hey=@ their wor# are fruitless in this world and in the 7ereafter, and they will lose $all s"iritual ood%. */! 7ath not the story reached them of those before them>@ the Peo"le of ?oah, and DAd, and !hamud; the Peo"le of Abraham, the men of Midian, and the cities o4erthrown. !o them came their a"ostles with clear si ns. It is not Allah 3ho wron s them, but they wron their own souls. *#! !he 2elie4ers, men and women, are "rotectors one of another; they en8oin what is 8ust, and forbid what is e4il; they obser4e re ular "rayers, "ractise re ular charity, and obey Allah and 7is Messen er. :n them will Allah "our 7is mercy; for Allah is BCalted in "ower, 3ise.

*%! Allah hath "romised to 2elie4ers, men and women, ardens under which ri4ers flow, to dwell therein, and beautiful mansions in ardens of e4erlastin bliss. 2ut the reatest bliss is the ood "leasure of Allah. that is the su"reme felicity. *&! : Pro"het= stri4e hard a ainst the unbelie4ers and the 7y"ocrites, and be firm a ainst them. !heir abode is 7ell,@ an e4il refu e indeed. *'! !hey swear by Allah that they said nothin $e4il%, but indeed they uttered blas"hemy, and they did it after acce"tin Islam; and they meditated a "lot which they were unable to carry out; this re4en e of theirs was $their% only return for the bounty with which Allah and 7is Messen er had enriched them= If they re"ent, it will be best for them; but if they turn bac# $to their e4il ways%, Allah will "unish them with a rie4ous "enalty in this life and in the 7ereafter; !hey shall ha4e none on earth to "rotect or hel" them. *(! Amon st them are men who made a co4enant with Allah, that if 7e bestowed on them of 7is bounty, they would i4e $lar ely% in charity, and be truly amon st those who are ri hteous. *)! 2ut when 7e did bestow of 7is bounty, they became co4etous, and turned bac# $from their co4enant%, a4erse $from its fulfilment%. **! So 7e hath "ut as a conseFuence hy"ocrisy into their hearts, $to last% till the Day, whereon they shall meet 7im; because they bro#e their co4enant with Allah, and because they lied $a ain and a ain%. *-! Hnow they not that Allah doth #now their secret $thou hts% and their secret counsels, and that Allah #noweth well all thin s unseen> *.! !hose who slander such of the belie4ers as i4e themsel4es freely to $deeds of% charity, as well as such as can find nothin to i4e eCce"t the fruits of their labour,@ and throw ridicule on them,@ Allah will throw bac# their ridicule on them; and they shall ha4e a rie4ous "enalty. -/! 3hether thou as# for their for i4eness, or not, $their sin is unfor i4able%; if thou as# se4enty times for their for i4eness, Allah will not for i4e them; because they ha4e re8ected Allah and 7is Messen er. and Allah uideth not those who are "er4ersely rebellious. -#! !hose who were left behind $in the !abu# eC"edition% re8oiced in their inaction behind the bac# of the Messen er of Allah. they hated to stri4e and fi ht, with their oods and their "ersons, in the cause of Allah. they said, <Go not forth in the heat.< Say, <!he fire of 7ell is fiercer in heat.< If only they could understand= -%! 1et them lau h a little; much will they wee"; a recom"ense for the $e4il% that they do.

-&! If, then, Allah brin thee bac# to any of them, and they as# thy "ermission to come out $with thee%, say; <?e4er shall ye come out with me, nor fi ht an enemy with me; for ye "referred to sit inacti4e on the first occasion; !hen sit ye $now% with those who la behind.< -'! ?or do thou e4er "ray for any of them that dies, nor stand at his ra4e; for they re8ected Allah and 7is Messen er, and died in a state of "er4erse rebellion. -(! ?or let their wealth nor their $followin in% sons daAAle thee; Allah.s "lan is to "unish them with these thin s in this world, and that their souls may "erish in their $4ery% denial of Allah. -)! 3hen a Sura comes down, en8oinin them to belie4e in Allah and to stri4e and fi ht alon with 7is Messen er, those with wealth and influence amon them as# thee for eCem"tion, and say; <1ea4e us $behind%; we would be with those who sit $at home%.< -*! !hey "refer to be with $the women%, who remain behind $at home%; their hearts are sealed and so they understand not. --! 2ut the Messen er, and those who belie4e with him, stri4e and fi ht with their wealth and their "ersons; for them are $all% ood thin s; and it is they who will "ros"er. -.! Allah hath "re"ared for them ardens under which ri4ers flow, to dwell therein; that is the su"reme felicity. ./! And there were, amon the desert Arabs $also%, men who made eCcuses and came to claim eCem"tion; and those who were false to Allah and 7is Messen er $merely% sat inacti4e. Soon will a rie4ous "enalty seiAe the 5nbelie4ers amon them. .#! !here is no blame on those who are infirm, or ill, or who find no resources to s"end $on the cause%, if they are sincere $in duty% to Allah and 7is Messen er. no round $of com"laint% can there be a ainst such as do ri ht; and Allah is :ft@for i4in , Most Merciful. .%! ?or $is there blame% on those who came to thee to be "ro4ided with mounts, and when thou saidst, <I can find no mounts for you,< they turned bac#, their eyes streamin with tears of rief that they had no resources wherewith to "ro4ide the eC"enses. .&! !he round $of com"laint% is a ainst such as claim eCem"tion while they are rich. !hey "refer to stay with the $women% who remain behind; Allah hath sealed their hearts; so they #now not $3hat they miss%. .'! !hey will "resent their eCcuses to you when ye return to them. Say thou; <Present no eCcuses; we shall not belie4e you; Allah hath already informed us of the true state of matters concernin you; It is your actions that Allah and 7is Messen er will obser4e; in

the end will ye be brou ht bac# to 7im 3ho #noweth what is hidden and what is o"en; then will 7e show you the truth of all that ye did.< .(! !hey will swear to you by Allah, when ye return to them, that ye may lea4e them alone. So lea4e them alone; 9or they are an abomination, and 7ell is their dwellin @ "lace,@a fittin recom"ense for the $e4il% that they did. .)! !hey will swear unto you, that ye may be "leased with them but if ye are "leased with them, Allah is not "leased with those who disobey. .*! !he Arabs of the desert are the worst in 5nbelief and hy"ocrisy, and most fitted to be in i norance of the command which Allah hath sent down to 7is Messen er. 2ut Allah is All@#nowin , All@3ise. .-! Some of the desert Arabs loo# u"on their "ayments as a fine, and watch for disasters for you; on them be the disaster of e4il; for Allah is 7e !hat heareth and #noweth $all thin s%. ..! 2ut some of the desert Arabs belie4e in Allah and the 1ast Day, and loo# on their "ayments as "ious ifts brin in them nearer to Allah and obtainin the "rayers of the Messen er. Aye, indeed they brin them nearer $to 7im%; soon will Allah admit them to 7is Mercy; for Allah is :ft@for i4in , Most Merciful. #//! !he 4an uard $of Islam%@ the first of those who forsoo# $their homes% and of those who a4e them aid, and $also% those who follow them in $all% ood deeds,@ well@ "leased is Allah with them, as are they with 7im; for them hath 7e "re"ared ardens under which ri4ers flow, to dwell therein for e4er; that is the su"reme felicity. #/#! Certain of the desert Arabs round about you are hy"ocrites, as well as $desert Arabs% amon the Medina fol#; they are obstinate in hy"ocrisy; thou #nowest them not; 3e #now them; twice shall 3e "unish them; and in addition shall they be sent to a rie4ous "enalty. #/%! :thers $there are who% ha4e ac#nowled ed their wron @doin s; they ha4e miCed an act that was ood with another that was e4il. Perha"s Allah will turn unto them $in Mercy%; for Allah is :ft@9or i4in , Most Merciful. #/&! :f their oods, ta#e alms, that so thou mi htest "urify and sanctify them; and "ray on their behalf. Ierily thy "rayers are a source of security for them; And Allah is :ne 3ho heareth and #noweth. #/'! Hnow they not that Allah doth acce"t re"entance from 7is 4otaries and recei4es their ifts of charity, and that Allah is 4erily 7e, the :ft@6eturnin , Most Merciful>

#/(! And say; <3or# $ri hteousness%; Soon will Allah obser4e your wor#, and 7is Messen er, and the 2elie4ers; Soon will ye be brou ht bac# to the #nower of what is hidden and what is o"en; then will 7e show you the truth of all that ye did.< #/)! !here are $yet% others, held in sus"ense for the command of Allah, whether 7e will "unish them, or turn in mercy to them; and Allah is All@Hnowin , 3ise. #/*! And there are those who "ut u" a mosFue by way of mischief and infidelity @ to disunite the 2elie4ers @ and in "re"aration for one who warred a ainst Allah and 7is Messen er aforetime. !hey will indeed swear that their intention is nothin but ood; 2ut Allah doth declare that they are certainly liars. #/-! ?e4er stand thou forth therein. !here is a mosFue whose foundation was laid from the first day on "iety; it is more worthy of the standin forth $for "rayer% therein. In it are men who lo4e to be "urified; and Allah lo4eth those who ma#e themsel4es "ure. #/.! 3hich then is best> @ he that layeth his foundation on "iety to Allah and 7is ood "leasure> @ or he that layeth his foundation on an undermined sand@cliff ready to crumble to "ieces> and it doth crumble to "ieces with him, into the fire of 7ell. And Allah uideth not "eo"le that do wron . ##/! !he foundation of those who so build is ne4er free from sus"icion and sha#iness in their hearts, until their hearts are cut to "ieces. And Allah is All@Hnowin , 3ise. ###! Allah hath "urchased of the belie4ers their "ersons and their oods; for theirs $in return% is the arden $of Paradise%; they fi ht in 7is cause, and slay and are slain; a "romise bindin on 7im in truth, throu h the 1aw, the Gos"el, and the GurDan; and who is more faithful to his co4enant than Allah. then re8oice in the bar ain which ye ha4e concluded; that is the achie4ement su"reme. ##%! !hose that turn $to Allah. in re"entance; that ser4e 7im, and "raise 7im; that wander in de4otion to the cause of Allah,; that bow down and "rostrate themsel4es in "rayer; that en8oin ood and forbid e4il; and obser4e the limit set by Allah.@ $!hese do re8oice%. So "roclaim the lad tidin s to the 2elie4ers. ##&! It is not fittin , for the Pro"het and those who belie4e, that they should "ray for for i4eness for Pa ans, e4en thou h they be of #in, after it is clear to them that they are com"anions of the 9ire. ##'! And Abraham "rayed for his fatherDs for i4eness only because of a "romise he had made to him. 2ut when it became clear to him that he was an enemy to Allah, he dissociated himself from him; for Abraham was most tender@hearted, forbearin . ##(! And Allah will not mislead a "eo"le after 7e hath uided them, in order that 7e may ma#e clear to them what to fear $and a4oid%@ for Allah hath #nowled e of all thin s.

##)! 5nto Allah belon eth the dominion of the hea4ens and the earth. 7e i4eth life and 7e ta#eth it. BCce"t for 7im ye ha4e no "rotector nor hel"er. ##*! Allah turned with fa4our to the Pro"het, the Muha8irs, and the Ansar,@ who followed him in a time of distress, after that the hearts of a "art of them had nearly swer4ed $from duty%; but 7e turned to them $also%; for 7e is unto them Most Hind, Most Merciful. ##-! $7e turned in mercy also% to the three who were left behind; $they felt uilty% to such a de ree that the earth seemed constrained to them, for all its s"aciousness, and their $4ery% souls seemed straitened to them,@ and they "ercei4ed that there is no fleein from Allah $and no refu e% but to 7imself. !hen 7e turned to them, that they mi ht re"ent; for Allah is :ft@6eturnin , Most Merciful. ##.! : ye who belie4e= 9ear Allah and be with those who are true $in word and deed%. #%/! It was not fittin for the "eo"le of Medina and the 2edouin Arabs of the nei hbourhood, to refuse to follow Allah.s Messen er, nor to "refer their own li4es to his; because nothin could they suffer or do, but was rec#oned to their credit as a deed of ri hteousness,@ whether they suffered thirst, or fati ue, or hun er, in the cause of Allah, or trod "aths to raise the ire of the 5nbelie4ers, or recei4ed any in8ury whate4er from an enemy; for Allah suffereth not the reward to be lost of those who do ood;@ #%#! ?or could they s"end anythin $for the cause% @ small or reat@ nor cut across a 4alley, but the deed is inscribed to their credit; that Allah may reFuite their deed with the best $"ossible reward%. #%%! ?or should the 2elie4ers all o forth to ether; if a contin ent from e4ery eC"edition remained behind, they could de4ote themsel4es to studies in reli ion, and admonish the "eo"le when they return to them,@ that thus they $may learn% to uard themsel4es $a ainst e4il%. #%&! : ye who belie4e= fi ht the unbelie4ers who ird you about, and let them find firmness in you; and #now that Allah is with those who fear 7im. #%'! 3hene4er there cometh down a sura, some of them say; <3hich of you has had 7is faith increased by it>< Eea, those who belie4e,@ their faith is increased and they do re8oice. #%(! 2ut those in whose hearts is a disease,@ it will add doubt to their doubt, and they will die in a state of 5nbelief. #%)! See they not that they are tried e4ery year once or twice> Eet they turn not in re"entance, and they ta#e no heed.

#%*! 3hene4er there cometh down a Sura, they loo# at each other, $sayin %, <Doth anyone see you>< !hen they turn aside; Allah hath turned their hearts $from the li ht%; for they are a "eo"le that understand not. #%-! ?ow hath come unto you an Messen er from amon st yoursel4es; it rie4es him that ye should "erish; ardently anCious is he o4er you; to the 2elie4ers is he most #ind and merciful. #%.! 2ut if they turn away, Say; <$Allah% sufficeth me; there is no od but 7e; :n 7im is my trust,@ 7e the 1ord of the !hrone $of Glory% Su"reme=<

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In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
#! A.1.6. !hese are the ayats of the 2oo# of 3isdom. %! Is it a matter of wonderment to men that 3e ha4e sent :ur ins"iration to a man from amon themsel4es>@ that he should warn man#ind $of their dan er%, and i4e the ood news to the 2elie4ers that they ha4e before their 1ord the lofty ran# of truth. $2ut% say the 5nbelie4ers; <!his is indeed an e4ident sorcerer=< &! Ierily your 1ord is Allah, who created the hea4ens and the earth in siC days, and is firmly established on the throne $of authority%, re ulatin and o4ernin all thin s. ?o intercessor $can "lead with 7im% eCce"t after 7is lea4e $hath been obtained%. !his is Allah your 1ord; 7im therefore ser4e ye; will ye not recei4e admonition> '! !o 7im will be your return@ of all of you. !he "romise of Allah is true and sure. It is 7e 3ho be inneth the "rocess of creation, and re"eateth it, that 7e may reward with 8ustice those who belie4e and wor# ri hteousness; but those who re8ect 7im will ha4e drau hts of boilin fluids, and a "enalty rie4ous, because they did re8ect 7im. (! It is 7e 3ho made the sun to be a shinin lory and the moon to be a li ht $of beauty%, and measured out sta es for her; that ye mi ht #now the number of years and the count $of time%. ?owise did Allah create this but in truth and ri hteousness. $!hus% doth 7e eC"lain 7is Si ns in detail, for those who understand. )! Ierily, in the alternation of the ni ht and the day, and in all that Allah hath created, in the hea4ens and the earth, are si ns for those who fear 7im.

*! !hose who rest not their ho"e on their meetin with 5s, but are "leased and satisfied with the life of the "resent, and those who heed not :ur Si ns,@ -! !heir abode is the 9ire, because of the $e4il% they earned. .! !hose who belie4e, and wor# ri hteousness,@ their 1ord will uide them because of their faith; beneath them will flow ri4ers in ardens of bliss. #/! $!his will be% their cry therein; <Glory to !hee, : Allah.< And <Peace< will be their reetin therein= and the close of their cry will be; <Praise be to Allah, the Cherisher and Sustainer of the worlds=< ##! If Allah were to hasten for men the ill $they ha4e earned% as they would fain hasten on the ood,@ then would their res"ite be settled at once. 2ut 3e lea4e those who rest not their ho"e on their meetin with 5s, in their tres"asses, wanderin in distraction to and fro. #%! 3hen trouble toucheth a man, 7e crieth unto 5s $in all "ostures%@ lyin down on his side, or sittin , or standin . 2ut when 3e ha4e sol4ed his trouble, he "asseth on his way as if he had ne4er cried to 5s for a trouble that touched him= thus do the deeds of trans ressors seem fair in their eyes= #&! Generations before you 3e destroyed when they did wron ; their a"ostles came to them with clear@si ns, but they would not belie4e= thus do 3e reFuite those who sin= #'! !hen 3e made you heirs in the land after them, to see how ye would beha4e= #(! 2ut when :ur Clear Si ns are rehearsed unto them, those who rest not their ho"e on their meetin with 5s, Say; <2rin us a readin other than this, or chan e this,< Say; <It is not for me, of my own accord, to chan e it; I follow nau ht but what is re4ealed unto me; if I were to disobey my 1ord, I should myself fear the "enalty of a Great Day $to come%.< #)! Say; <If Allah had so willed, I should not ha4e rehearsed it to you, nor would 7e ha4e made it #nown to you. A whole life@time before this ha4e I tarried amon st you; will ye not then understand>< #*! 3ho doth more wron than such as for e a lie a ainst Allah, or deny 7is Si ns> 2ut ne4er will "ros"er those who sin. #-! !hey ser4e, besides Allah, thin s that hurt them not nor "rofit them, and they say; <!hese are our intercessors with Allah.< Say; <Do ye indeed inform Allah of somethin 7e #nows not, in the hea4ens or on earth>@ Glory to 7im= and far is 7e abo4e the "artners they ascribe $to 7im%=< #.! Man#ind was but one nation, but differed $later%. 7ad it not been for a word that went forth before from thy 1ord, their differences would ha4e been settled between them.

%/! !hey say; <3hy is not a si n sent down to him from his 1ord>< Say; <!he 5nseen is only for Allah $to #now%, then wait ye; I too will wait with you.< %#! 3hen 3e ma#e man#ind taste of some mercy after ad4ersity hath touched them, behold= they ta#e to "lottin a ainst :ur Si ns= Say; <Swifter to "lan is Allah.< Ierily, :ur messen ers record all the "lots that ye ma#e= %%! 7e it is 3ho enableth you to tra4erse throu h land and sea; so that ye e4en board shi"s;@ they sail with them with a fa4ourable wind, and they re8oice thereat; then comes a stormy wind and the wa4es come to them from all sides, and they thin# they are bein o4erwhelmed; they cry unto Allah, sincerely offerin $their% duty unto 7im sayin , <If thou dost deli4er us from this, we shall truly show our ratitude=< %&! 2ut when he deli4ereth them, behold= they trans ress insolently throu h the earth in defiance of ri ht= : man#ind= your insolence is a ainst your own souls,@ an en8oyment of the life of the "resent; in the end, to 5s is your return, and 3e shall show you the truth of all that ye did. %'! !he li#eness of the life of the "resent is as the rain which 3e send down from the s#ies; by its min lin arises the "roduce of the earth@ which "ro4ides food for men and animals; $It rows% till the earth is clad with its olden ornaments and is dec#ed out $in beauty%; the "eo"le to whom it belon s thin# they ha4e all "owers of dis"osal o4er it; !here reaches it :ur command by ni ht or by day, and 3e ma#e it li#e a har4est clean@ mown, as if it had not flourished only the day before= thus do 3e eC"lain the Si ns in detail for those who reflect. %(! 2ut Allah doth call to the 7ome of Peace; 7e doth uide whom 7e "leaseth to a way that is strai ht. %)! !o those who do ri ht is a oodly $reward%@ Eea, more $than in measure%= ?o dar#ness nor shame shall co4er their faces= they are com"anions of the arden; they will abide therein $for aye%= %*! 2ut those who ha4e earned e4il will ha4e a reward of li#e e4il; i nominy will co4er their $faces%; ?o defender will they ha4e from $the wrath of% Allah. !heir faces will be co4ered, as it were, with "ieces from the de"th of the dar#ness of ni ht; they are com"anions of the 9ire; they will abide therein $for aye%= %-! :ne day shall 3e ather them all to ether. !hen shall 3e say to those who 8oined ods $with 5s%; <!o your "lace= ye and those ye 8oined as D"artnersD 3e shall se"arate them, and their <Partners< shall say; <It was not us that ye worshi""ed= %.! <Bnou h is Allah for a witness between us and you; we certainly #new nothin of your worshi" of us=<

&/! !here will e4ery soul "ro4e $the fruits of% the deeds it sent before; they will be brou ht bac# to Allah their ri htful 1ord, and their in4ented falsehoods will lea4e them in the lurch. &#! Say; <3ho is it that sustains you $in life% from the s#y and from the earth> or who is it that has "ower o4er hearin and si ht> And who is it that brin s out the li4in from the dead and the dead from the li4in > and who is it that rules and re ulates all affairs>< !hey will soon say, <$Allah%<. Say, <will ye not then show "iety $to 7im%>< &%! Such is Allah, your real Cherisher and Sustainer; a"art from truth, what $remains% but error> 7ow then are ye turned away> &&! !hus is the word of thy 1ord "ro4ed true a ainst those who rebel; Ierily they will not belie4e. &'! Say; <:f your D"artnersD, can any ori inate creation and re"eat it>< Say; <It is Allah 3ho ori inates creation and re"eats it; then how are ye deluded away $from the truth%>< &(! Say; <:f your D"artnersD is there any that can i4e any uidance towards truth>< Say; <It is Allah 3ho i4es uidance towards truth, is then 7e 3ho i4es uidance to truth more worthy to be followed, or he who finds not uidance $himself% unless he is uided> what then is the matter with you> 7ow 8ud e ye>< &)! 2ut most of them follow nothin but fancy; truly fancy can be of no a4ail a ainst truth. Ierily Allah is well aware of all that they do. &*! !his GurDan is not such as can be "roduced by other than Allah. on the contrary it is a confirmation of $re4elations% that went before it, and a fuller eC"lanation of the 2oo# @ wherein there is no doubt @ from the 1ord of the worlds. &-! :r do they say, <7e for ed it<> say; <2rin then a Sura li#e unto it, and call $to your aid% anyone you can besides Allah, if it be ye s"ea# the truth=< &.! ?ay, they char e with falsehood that whose #nowled e they cannot com"ass, e4en before the elucidation thereof hath reached them; thus did those before them ma#e char es of falsehood; but see what was the end of those who did wron = '/! :f them there are some who belie4e therein, and some who do not; and thy 1ord #noweth best those who are out for mischief. '#! If they char e thee with falsehood, say; <My wor# to me, and yours to you= ye are free from res"onsibility for what I do, and I for what ye do=< '%! Amon them are some who $"retend to% listen to thee; 2ut canst thou ma#e the deaf to hear,@ e4en thou h they are without understandin >

'&! And amon them are some who loo# at thee; but canst thou uide the blind,@ e4en thou h they will not see> ''! Ierily Allah will not deal un8ustly with man in au ht; It is man that wron s his own soul. '(! :ne day 7e will ather them to ether; $It will be% as if they had tarried but an hour of a day; they will reco nise each other; assuredly those will be lost who denied the meetin with Allah and refused to recei4e true uidance. ')! 3hether 3e show thee $realised in thy life@time% some "art of what 3e "romise them,@ or 3e ta#e thy soul $to :ur Mercy% $2efore that%,@ in any case, to 5s is their return; ultimately Allah is witness, to all that they do. '*! !o e4ery "eo"le $was sent% an a"ostle; when their a"ostle comes $before them%, the matter will be 8ud ed between them with 8ustice, and they will not be wron ed. '-! !hey say; <3hen will this "romise come to "ass,@ if ye s"ea# the truth>< '.! Say; <I ha4e no "ower o4er any harm or "rofit to myself eCce"t as Allah willeth. !o e4ery "eo"le is a term a""ointed; when their term is reached, not an hour can they cause delay, nor $an hour% can they ad4ance $it in antici"ation%.< (/! Say; <Do ye see,@ if 7is "unishment should come to you by ni ht or by day,@ what "ortion of it would the sinners wish to hasten> (#! <3ould ye then belie4e in it at last, when it actually cometh to "ass> $It will then be said%; DAh= now> and ye wanted $aforetime% to hasten it on=D (%! <At len th will be said to the wron @doers; D!aste ye the endurin "unishment= ye et but the recom"ense of what ye earned=D< (&! !hey see# to be informed by thee; <Is that true>< Say; <Aye= by my 1ord= it is the 4ery truth= and ye cannot frustrate it=< ('! B4ery soul that hath sinned, if it "ossessed all that is on earth, would fain i4e it in ransom; !hey would declare $their% re"entance when they see the "enalty; but the 8ud ment between them will be with 8ustice, and no wron will be done unto them. ((! Is it not $the case% that to Allah belon eth whate4er is in the hea4ens and on earth> Is it not $the case% that Allah.s "romise is assuredly true> Eet most of them understand not. ()! It is 7e 3ho i4eth life and who ta#eth it, and to 7im shall ye all be brou ht bac#. (*! : man#ind= there hath come to you a direction from your 1ord and a healin for the $diseases% in your hearts,@ and for those who belie4e, a uidance and a Mercy.

(-! Say; <In the bounty of Allah. And in 7is Mercy,@ in that let them re8oice<; that is better than the $wealth% they hoard. (.! Say; <See ye what thin s Allah hath sent down to you for sustenance> Eet ye hold forbidden some thin s thereof and $some thin s% lawful.< Say; <7ath Allah indeed "ermitted you, or do ye in4ent $thin s% to attribute to Allah.< )/! And what thin# those who in4ent lies a ainst Allah, of the Day of Jud ment> Ierily Allah is full of bounty to man#ind, but most of them are un rateful. )#! In whate4er business thou mayest be, and whate4er "ortion thou mayest be recitin from the GurDan,@ and whate4er deed ye $man#ind% may be doin ,@ 3e are witnesses thereof when ye are dee"ly en rossed therein. ?or is hidden from thy 1ord $so much as% the wei ht of an atom on the earth or in hea4en. And not the least and not the reatest of these thin s but are recorded in a clear record. )%! 2ehold= 4erily on the friends of Allah there is no fear, nor shall they rie4e; )&! !hose who belie4e and $constantly% uard a ainst e4il;@ )'! 9or them are lad tidin s, in the life of the "resent and in the 7ereafter; no chan e can there be in the words of Allah. !his is indeed the su"reme felicity. )(! 1et not their s"eech rie4e thee; for all "ower and honour belon to Allah. It is 7e 3ho heareth and #noweth $all thin s%. ))! 2ehold= 4erily to Allah belon all creatures, in the hea4ens and on earth. 3hat do they follow who worshi" as 7is <"artners< other than Allah. !hey follow nothin but fancy, and they do nothin but lie. )*! 7e it is !hat hath made you the ni ht that ye may rest therein, and the day to ma#e thin s 4isible $to you%. Ierily in this are si ns for those who listen $to 7is Messa e%. )-! !hey say; <$Allah% hath be otten a son=< @ Glory be to 7im= 7e is self@ sufficient= 7is are all thin s in the hea4ens and on earth= ?o warrant ha4e ye for this= say ye about Allah what ye #now not> ).! Say; <!hose who in4ent a lie a ainst Allah will ne4er "ros"er.< */! A little en8oyment in this world=@ and then, to 5s will be their return, then shall 3e ma#e them taste the se4erest "enalty for their blas"hemies. *#! 6elate to them the story of ?oah. 2ehold= he said to his "eo"le; <: my "eo"le, if it be hard on your $mind% that I should stay $with you% and commemorate the si ns of Allah,@ yet I "ut my trust in Allah. Get ye then an a reement about your "lan and amon your

"artners, so your "lan be on to you dar# and dubious. !hen "ass your sentence on me, and i4e me no res"ite. *%! <2ut if ye turn bac#, $consider%; no reward ha4e I as#ed of you; my reward is only due from Allah, and I ha4e been commanded to be of those who submit to Allah.s will $in Islam%.< *&! !hey re8ected 7im, but 3e deli4ered him, and those with him, in the Ar#, and 3e made them inherit $the earth%, while 3e o4erwhelmed in the flood those who re8ected :ur Si ns. !hen see what was the end of those who were warned $but heeded not%= *'! !hen after him 3e sent $many% a"ostles to their "eo"les; they brou ht them Clear Si ns, but they would not belie4e what they had already re8ected beforehand. !hus do 3e seal the hearts of the trans ressors. *(! !hen after them sent 3e Moses and Aaron to Pharaoh and his chiefs with :ur Si ns. 2ut they were arro ant; they were a "eo"le in sin. *)! 3hen the !ruth did come to them from 5s, they said; <!his is indeed e4ident sorcery=< **! Said Moses; <Say ye $this% about the truth when it hath $actually% reached you> Is sorcery $li#e% this> 2ut sorcerers will not "ros"er.< *-! !hey said; <7ast thou come to us to turn us away from the ways we found our fathers followin ,@ in order that thou and thy brother may ha4e reatness in the land> 2ut not we shall belie4e in you=< *.! Said Pharaoh; <2rin me e4ery sorcerer well 4ersed.< -/! 3hen the sorcerers came, Moses said to them; <!hrow ye what ye $wish% to throw=< -#! 3hen they had had their throw, Moses said; <3hat ye ha4e brou ht is sorcery; Allah will surely ma#e it of no effect; for Allah "ros"ereth not the wor# of those who ma#e mischief. -%! <And Allah by 7is words doth "ro4e and establish 7is truth, howe4er much the sinners may hate it=< -&! 2ut none belie4ed in Moses eCce"t some children of his "eo"le, because of the fear of Pharaoh and his chiefs, lest they should "ersecute them; and certainly Pharaoh was mi hty on the earth and one who trans ressed all bounds. -'! Moses said; <: my "eo"le= If ye do $really% belie4e in Allah, then in 7im "ut your trust if ye submit $your will to 7is%.<

-(! !hey said; <In Allah do we "ut out trust. :ur 1ord= ma#e us not a trial for those who "ractise o""ression; -)! <And deli4er us by !hy Mercy from those who re8ect $!hee%.< -*! 3e ins"ired Moses and his brother with this Messa e; <Pro4ide dwellin s for your "eo"le in B y"t, ma#e your dwellin s into "laces of worshi", and establish re ular "rayers; and i4e lad tidin s to those who belie4e=< --! Moses "rayed; <:ur 1ord= !hou hast indeed bestowed on Pharaoh and his chiefs s"lendour and wealth in the life of the "resent, and so, :ur 1ord, they mislead $men% from !hy Path. Deface our 1ord, the features of their wealth, and send hardness to their hearts, so they will not belie4e until they see the rie4ous "enalty.< -.! Allah said; <Acce"ted is your "rayer $: Moses and Aaron%= So stand ye strai ht, and follow not the "ath of those who #now not.< ./! 3e too# the Children of Israel across the sea; Pharaoh and his hosts followed them in insolence and s"ite. At len th, when o4erwhelmed with the flood, he said; <I belie4e that there is no od eCce"t 7im 3hom the Children of Israel belie4e in; I am of those who submit $to Allah in Islam%.< .#! $It was said to him%; <Ah now=@ 2ut a little while before, wast thou in rebellion=@ and thou didst mischief $and 4iolence%= .%! <!his day shall 3e sa4e thee in the body, that thou mayest be a si n to those who come after thee= but 4erily, many amon man#ind are heedless of :ur Si ns=< .&! 3e settled the Children of Israel in a beautiful dwellin @"lace, and "ro4ided for them sustenance of the best; it was after #nowled e had been ranted to them, that they fell into schisms. Ierily Allah will 8ud e between them as to the schisms amon st them, on the Day of Jud ment. .'! If thou wert in doubt as to what 3e ha4e re4ealed unto thee, then as# those who ha4e been readin the 2oo# from before thee; the !ruth hath indeed come to thee from thy 1ord; so be in no wise of those in doubt. .(! ?or be of those who re8ect the si ns of Allah, or thou shalt be of those who "erish. .)! !hose a ainst whom the word of thy 1ord hath been 4erified would not belie4e@ .*! B4en if e4ery Si n was brou ht unto them,@ until they see $for themsel4es% the "enalty rie4ous. .-! 3hy was there not a sin le townshi" $amon those 3e warned%, which belie4ed,@ so its faith should ha4e "rofited it,@ eCce"t the "eo"le of Jonah> 3hen they belie4ed, 3e

remo4ed from them the "enalty of i nominy in the life of the "resent, and "ermitted them to en8oy $their life% for a while. ..! If it had been thy 1ordDs will, they would all ha4e belie4ed,@ all who are on earth= wilt thou then com"el man#ind, a ainst their will, to belie4e= #//! ?o soul can belie4e, eCce"t by the will of Allah, and 7e will "lace doubt $or obscurity% on those who will not understand. #/#! Say; <2ehold all that is in the hea4ens and on earth<; but neither Si ns nor 3arners "rofit those who belie4e not. #/%! Do they then eC"ect $any thin % but $what ha""ened in% the days of the men who "assed away before them> Say; <3ait ye then; for I, too, will wait with you.< #/&! In the end 3e deli4er :ur a"ostles and those who belie4e; !hus is it fittin on :ur "art that 3e should deli4er those who belie4e= #/'! Say; <: ye men= If ye are in doubt as to my reli ion, $behold=% I worshi" not what ye worshi", other than Allah. 2ut I worshi" Allah @ 3ho will ta#e your souls $at death%; I am commanded to be $in the ran#s% of the 2elie4ers, #/(! <And further $thus%; Dset thy face towards reli ion with true "iety, and ne4er in any wise be of the 5nbelie4ers; #/)! <D?or call on any, other than Allah.@ Such will neither "rofit thee nor hurt thee; if thou dost, behold= thou shalt certainly be of those who do wron .D< #/*! If Allah do touch thee with hurt, there is none can remo4e it but 7e; if 7e do desi n some benefit for thee, there is none can #ee" bac# 7is fa4our; 7e causeth it to reach whomsoe4er of 7is ser4ants 7e "leaseth. And 7e is the :ft@9or i4in , Most Merciful. #/-! Say; <: ye men= ?ow !ruth hath reached you from your 1ord= those who recei4e uidance, do so for the ood of their own souls; those who stray, do so to their own loss; and I am not $set% o4er you to arran e your affairs.< #/.! 9ollow thou the ins"iration sent unto thee, and be "atient and constant, till Allah do decide; for 7e is the best to decide.

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In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
#! A. 1. 6. $!his is% a 2oo#, with 4erses basic or fundamental $of established meanin %, further eC"lained in detail,@ from :ne 3ho is 3ise and 3ell@acFuainted $with all thin s%; %! $It teacheth% that ye should worshi" none but Allah. $Say%; <Ierily I am $sent% unto you from 7im to warn and to brin lad tidin s; &! <$And to "reach thus%, DSee# ye the for i4eness of your 1ord, and turn to 7im in re"entance; that 7e may rant you en8oyment, ood $and true%, for a term a""ointed, and bestow 7is aboundin race on all who abound in merit= 2ut if ye turn away, then I fear for you the "enalty of a reat day; '! D!o Allah is your return, and 7e hath "ower o4er all thin s.D< (! 2ehold= they fold u" their hearts, that they may lie hid from 7im= Ah e4en when they co4er themsel4es with their arments, 7e #noweth what they conceal, and what they re4eal; for 7e #noweth well the $inmost secrets% of the hearts. )! !here is no mo4in creature on earth but its sustenance de"endeth on Allah. 7e #noweth the time and "lace of its definite abode and its tem"orary de"osit; All is in a clear 6ecord. *! 7e it is 3ho created the hea4ens and the earth in siC Days @ and 7is !hrone was o4er the waters @ that 7e mi ht try you, which of you is best in conduct. 2ut if thou wert to say to them, <Ee shall indeed be raised u" after death<, the 5nbelie4ers would be sure to say, <!his is nothin but ob4ious sorcery=< -! If 3e delay the "enalty for them for a definite term, they are sure to say, <3hat #ee"s it bac#>< Ah= :n the day it $actually% reaches them, nothin will turn it away from them, and they will be com"letely encircled by that which they used to moc# at= .! If 3e i4e man a taste of Mercy from :ursel4es, and then withdraw it from him, behold= he is in des"air and $falls into% blas"hemy. #/! 2ut if 3e i4e him a taste of $:ur% fa4ours after ad4ersity hath touched him, he is sure to say, <All e4il has de"arted from me;< 2ehold= he falls into eCultation and "ride. ##! ?ot so do those who show "atience and constancy, and wor# ri hteousness; for them is for i4eness $of sins% and a reat reward. #%! Perchance thou mayest $feel the inclination% to i4e u" a "art of what is re4ealed unto thee, and thy heart feeleth straitened lest they say, <3hy is not a treasure sent down unto him, or why does not an an el come down with him>< 2ut thou art there only to warn= It is Allah that arran eth all affairs=

#&! :r they may say, <7e for ed it,< Say, <2rin ye then ten suras for ed, li#e unto it, and call $to your aid% whomsoe4er ye can, other than Allah.@ If ye s"ea# the truth= #'! <If then they $your false ods% answer not your $call%, #now ye that this re4elation is sent down $re"lete% with the #nowled e of Allah, and that there is no od but 7e= will ye e4en then submit $to Islam%>< #(! !hose who desire the life of the "resent and its litter,@ to them we shall "ay $the "rice of% their deeds therein,@ without diminution. #)! !hey are those for whom there is nothin in the 7ereafter but the 9ire; 4ain are the desi ns they frame therein, and of no effect and the deeds that they do= #*! Can they be $li#e% those who acce"t a Clear $Si n% from their 1ord, and whom a witness from 7imself doth teach, as did the 2oo# of Moses before it,@ a uide and a mercy> !hey belie4e therein; but those of the Sects that re8ect it,@ the 9ire will be their "romised meetin @"lace. 2e not then in doubt thereon; for it is the truth from thy 1ord; yet many amon men do not belie4e= #-! 3ho doth more wron than those who in4ent a life a ainst Allah. !hey will be turned bac# to the "resence of their 1ord, and the witnesses will say, <!hese are the ones who lied a ainst their 1ord= 2ehold= the Curse of Allah is on those who do wron =@ #.! <!hose who would hinder $men% from the "ath of Allah and would see# in it somethin croo#ed; these were they who denied the 7ereafter=< %/! !hey will in no wise frustrate $7is desi n% on earth, nor ha4e they "rotectors besides Allah. !heir "enalty will be doubled= !hey lost the "ower to hear, and they did not see= %#! !hey are the ones who ha4e lost their own souls; and the $fancies% they in4ented ha4e left them in the lurch= %%! 3ithout a doubt, these are the 4ery ones who will lose most in the 7ereafter= %&! 2ut those who belie4e and wor# ri hteousness, and humble themsel4es before their 1ord,@ !hey will be com"anions of the ardens, to dwell therein for aye= %'! !hese two #inds $of men% may be com"ared to the blind and deaf, and those who can see and hear well. Are they eFual when com"ared> 3ill ye not then ta#e heed> %(! 3e sent ?oah to his "eo"le $with a mission%; <I ha4e come to you with a Clear 3arnin ; %)! <!hat ye ser4e none but Allah. Ierily I do fear for you the "enalty of a rie4ous day.<

%*! 2ut the chiefs of the 5nbelie4ers amon his "eo"le said; <3e see $in% thee nothin but a man li#e oursel4es; ?or do we see that any follow thee but the meanest amon us, in 8ud ment immature; ?or do we see in you $all% any merit abo4e us; in fact we thin ye are liars=< %-! 7e said; <: my "eo"le= See ye if $it be that% I ha4e a Clear Si n from my 1ord, and that 7e hath sent Mercy unto me from 7is own "resence, but that the Mercy hath been obscured from your si ht> shall we com"el you to acce"t it when ye are a4erse to it> %.! <And : my "eo"le= I as# you for no wealth in return; my reward is from none but Allah. 2ut I will not dri4e away $in contem"t% those who belie4e; for 4erily they are to meet their 1ord, and ye I see are the i norant ones= &/! <And : my "eo"le= who would hel" me a ainst Allah if I dro4e them away> 3ill ye not then ta#e heed> &#! <I tell you not that with me are the treasures of Allah, nor do I #now what is hidden, nor claim I to be an an el. ?or yet do I say, of those whom your eyes do des"ise that Allah will not rant them $all% that is ood; Allah #noweth best what is in their souls; I should, if I did, indeed be a wron @doer.< &%! !hey said; <: ?oah= thou hast dis"uted with us, and $much% hast thou "rolon ed the dis"ute with us; now brin u"on us what thou threatenest us with, if thou s"ea#est the truth=>< &&! 7e said; <!ruly, Allah will brin it on you if 7e wills,@ and then, ye will not be able to frustrate it= &'! <:f no "rofit will be my counsel to you, much as I desire to i4e you $ ood% counsel, if it be that Allah willeth to lea4e you astray; 7e is your 1ord= and to 7im will ye return=< &(! :r do they say, <7e has for ed it<> Say; <If I had for ed it, on me were my sin= and I am free of the sins of which ye are uilty= &)! It was re4ealed to ?oah; <?one of thy "eo"le will belie4e eCce"t those who ha4e belie4ed already= So rie4e no lon er o4er their $e4il% deeds. &*! <2ut construct an Ar# under :ur eyes and :ur ins"iration, and address Me no $further% on behalf of those who are in sin; for they are about to be o4erwhelmed $in the 9lood%.< &-! 9orthwith he $starts% constructin the Ar#; B4ery time that the chiefs of his "eo"le "assed by him, they threw ridicule on him. 7e said; <If ye ridicule us now, we $in our turn% can loo# down on you with ridicule li#ewise=

&.! <2ut soon will ye #now who it is on whom will descend a "enalty that will co4er them with shame,@ on whom will be unloosed a "enalty lastin ;< '/! At len th, behold= there came :ur command, and the fountains of the earth ushed forth= 3e said; <Bmbar# therein, of each #ind two, male and female, and your family @ eCce"t those a ainst whom the word has already one forth,@ and the 2elie4ers.< but only a few belie4ed with him. '#! So he said; <Bmbar# ye on the Ar#, In the name of Allah, whether it mo4e or be at rest= 9or my 1ord is, be sure, :ft@9or i4in , Most Merciful=< '%! So the Ar# floated with them on the wa4es $towerin % li#e mountains, and ?oah called out to his son, who had se"arated himself $from the rest%; <: my son= embar# with us, and be not with the unbelie4ers=< '&! !he son re"lied; <I will beta#e myself to some mountain; it will sa4e me from the water.< ?oah said; <!his day nothin can sa4e, from the command of Allah, any but those on whom 7e hath mercy= <And the wa4es came between them, and the son was amon those o4erwhelmed in the 9lood. ''! !hen the word went forth; <: earth= swallow u" thy water, and : s#y= 3ithhold $thy rain%=< and the water abated, and the matter was ended. !he Ar# rested on Mount Judi, and the word went forth; <Away with those who do wron =< '(! And ?oah called u"on his 1ord, and said; <: my 1ord= surely my son is of my family= and !hy "romise is true, and !hou art the 8ustest of Jud es=< ')! 7e said; <: ?oah= 7e is not of thy family; 9or his conduct is unri hteous. So as# not of Me that of which thou hast no #nowled e= I i4e thee counsel, lest thou act li#e the i norant=< '*! ?oah said; <: my 1ord= I do see# refu e with !hee, lest I as# !hee for that of which I ha4e no #nowled e. And unless thou for i4e me and ha4e Mercy on me, I should indeed be lost=< '-! !he word came; <: ?oah= Come down $from the Ar#% with "eace from 5s, and blessin on thee and on some of the "eo"les $who will s"rin % from those with thee; but $there will be other% "eo"les to whom 3e shall rant their "leasures $for a time%, but in the end will a rie4ous "enalty reach them from 5s.< '.! Such are some of the stories of the unseen, which 3e ha4e re4ealed unto thee; before this, neither thou nor thy "eo"le #new them. So "erse4ere "atiently; for the Bnd is for those who are ri hteous.

(/! !o the DAd Peo"le $3e sent% 7ud, one of their own brethren. 7e said; <: my "eo"le= worshi" Allah. ye ha4e no other od but 7im. $Eour other ods% ye do nothin but in4ent= (#! <: my "eo"le= I as# of you no reward for this $Messa e%. My reward is from none but 7im who created me; 3ill ye not then understand> (%! <And : my "eo"le= As# for i4eness of your 1ord, and turn to 7im $in re"entance%; 7e will send you the s#ies "ourin abundant rain, and add stren th to your stren th; so turn ye not bac# in sin=< (&! !hey said; <: 7ud= ?o Clear $Si n% that hast thou brou ht us, and we are not the ones to desert our ods on thy word= ?or shall we belie4e in thee= ('! <3e say nothin but that $"erha"s% some of our ods may ha4e seiAed thee with imbecility.< 7e said; <I call Allah to witness, and do ye bear witness, that I am free from the sin of ascribin , to 7im, ((! <:ther ods as "artners= so scheme $your worst% a ainst me, all of you, and i4e me no res"ite. ()! <I "ut my trust in Allah, My 1ord and your 1ord= !here is not a mo4in creature, but 7e hath ras" of its fore@loc#. Ierily, it is my 1ord that is on a strai ht Path. (*! <If ye turn away,@ I $at least% ha4e con4eyed the Messa e with which I was sent to you. My 1ord will ma#e another "eo"le to succeed you, and you will not harm 7im in the least. 9or my 1ord hath care and watch o4er all thin s.< (-! So when :ur decree issued, 3e sa4ed 7ud and those who belie4ed with him, by $s"ecial% Grace from :ursel4es; 3e sa4ed them from a se4ere "enalty. (.! Such were the DAd Peo"le; they re8ected the Si ns of their 1ord and Cherisher; disobeyed 7is a"ostles; And followed the command of e4ery "owerful, obstinate trans ressor. )/! And they were "ursued by a Curse in this life,@ and on the Day of Jud ment. Ah= 2ehold= for the DAd re8ected their 1ord and Cherisher= Ah= 2ehold= remo4ed $from si ht% were DAd the "eo"le of 7ud= )#! !o the !hamud Peo"le $3e sent% Salih, one of their own brethren. 7e said; <: my "eo"le= 3orshi" Allah. ye ha4e no other od but 7im. It is 7e 3ho hath "roduced you from the earth and settled you therein; then as# for i4eness of 7im, and turn to 7im $in re"entance%; for my 1ord is $always% near, ready to answer.<

)%! !hey said; <: Salih= thou hast been of us= a centre of our ho"es hitherto= dost thou $now% forbid us the worshi" of what our fathers worshi""ed> 2ut we are really in sus"icious $disFuietin % doubt as to that to which thou in4itest us.< )&! 7e said; <: my "eo"le= do ye see> if I ha4e a Clear $Si n% from my 1ord and 7e hath sent Mercy unto me from 7imself,@ who then can hel" me a ainst Allah if I were to disobey 7im> 3hat then would ye add to my $"ortion% but "erdition> )'! <And : my "eo"le= !his she@camel of Allah is a symbol to you; lea4e her to feed on Allah.s $free% earth, and inflict no harm on her, or a swift "enalty will seiAe you=< )(! 2ut they did ham@strin her. So he said; <Bn8oy yoursel4es in your homes for three days; $!hen will be your ruin%; $2ehold% there a "romise not to be belied=< ))! 3hen :ur Decree issued, 3e sa4ed Salih and those who belie4ed with him, by $s"ecial% Grace from :ursel4es @ and from the I nominy of that day. 9or thy 1ord @ 7e is the Stron :ne, and able to enforce 7is 3ill. )*! !he $mi hty% 2last o4ertoo# the wron @doers, and they lay "rostrate in their homes before the mornin ,@ )-! As if they had ne4er dwelt and flourished there. Ah= 2ehold= for the !hamud re8ected their 1ord and Cherisher= Ah= 2ehold= remo4ed $from si ht% were the !hamud= ).! !here came :ur messen ers to Abraham with lad tidin s. !hey said, <Peace=< 7e answered, <Peace=< and hastened to entertain them with a roasted calf. */! 2ut when he saw their hands went not towards the $meal%, he felt some mistrust of them, and concei4ed a fear of them. !hey said; <9ear not; 3e ha4e been sent a ainst the "eo"le of 1ut.< *#! And his wife was standin $there%, and she lau hed; 2ut we a4e her lad tidin s of Isaac, and after him, of Jacob. *%! She said; <Alas for me= shall I bear a child, seein I am an old woman, and my husband here is an old man> !hat would indeed be a wonderful thin =< *&! !hey said; <Dost thou wonder at Allah.s decree> !he race of Allah and 7is blessin s on you, o ye "eo"le of the house= for 7e is indeed worthy of all "raise, full of all lory=< *'! 3hen fear had "assed from $the mind of% Abraham and the lad tidin s had reached him, he be an to "lead with us for 1utDs "eo"le. *(! 9or Abraham was, without doubt, forbearin $of faults%, com"assionate, and i4en to loo# to Allah.

*)! : Abraham= See# not this. !he decree of thy 1ord hath one forth; for them there cometh a "enalty that cannot be turned bac#= **! 3hen :ur messen ers came to 1ut, he was rie4ed on their account and felt himself "owerless $to "rotect% them. 7e said; <!his is a distressful day.< *-! And his "eo"le came rushin towards him, and they had been lon in the habit of "ractisin abominations. 7e said; <: my "eo"le= 7ere are my dau hters; they are "urer for you $if ye marry%= ?ow fear Allah, and co4er me not with shame about my uests= Is there not amon you a sin le ri ht@minded man>< *.! !hey said; <3ell dost thou #now we ha4e no need of thy dau hters; indeed thou #nowest Fuite well what we want=< -/! 7e said; <3ould that I had "ower to su""ress you or that I could beta#e myself to some "owerful su""ort.< -#! $!he Messen ers% said; <: 1ut= 3e are Messen ers from thy 1ord= 2y no means shall they reach thee= now tra4el with thy family while yet a "art of the ni ht remains, and let not any of you loo# bac#; but thy wife $will remain behind%; !o her will ha""en what ha""ens to the "eo"le. Mornin is their time a""ointed; Is not the mornin ni h>< -%! 3hen :ur Decree issued, 3e turned $the cities% u"side down, and rained down on them brimstones hard as ba#ed clay, s"read, layer on layer,@ -&! Mar#ed as from thy 1ord; ?or are they e4er far from those who do wron = -'! !o the Madyan Peo"le $3e sent% ShuDaib, one of their own brethren; he said; <: my "eo"le= worshi" Allah. Ee ha4e no other od but 7im. And i4e not short measure or wei ht; I see you in "ros"erity, but I fear for you the "enalty of a day that will com"ass $you% all round. -(! <And : my "eo"le= i4e 8ust measure and wei ht, nor withhold from the "eo"le the thin s that are their due; commit not e4il in the land with intent to do mischief. -)! <!hat which is left you by Allah is best for you, if ye $but% belie4ed= but I am not set o4er you to #ee" watch=< -*! !hey said; <: ShuDaib= Does thy $reli ion of% "rayer command thee that we lea4e off the worshi" which our fathers "ractised, or that we lea4e off doin what we li#e with our "ro"erty> truly, thou art the one that forbeareth with faults and is ri ht@ minded=< --! 7e said; <: my "eo"le= see ye whether I ha4e a Clear $Si n% from my 1ord, and 7e hath i4en me sustenance $"ure and% ood as from 7imself> I wish not, in o""osition to you, to do that which I forbid you to do. I only desire $your% betterment to the best of my

"ower; and my success $in my tas#% can only come from Allah. In 7im I trust, and unto 7im I loo#. -.! <And : my "eo"le= let not my dissent $from you% cause you to sin, lest ye suffer a fate similar to that of the "eo"le of ?oah or of 7ud or of Salih, nor are the "eo"le of 1ut far off from you= ./! <2ut as# for i4eness of your 1ord, and turn unto 7im $in re"entance%; 9or my 1ord is indeed full of mercy and lo4in @#indness.< .#! !hey said; <: ShuDaib= much of what thou sayest we do not understand= In fact amon us we see that thou hast no stren th= 3ere it not for thy family, we should certainly ha4e stoned thee= for thou hast amon us no reat "osition=< .%! 7e said; <: my "eo"le= is then my family of more consideration with you than Allah. 9or ye cast 7im away behind your bac#s $with contem"t%. 2ut 4erily my 1ord encom"asseth on all sides all that ye do= .&! <And : my "eo"le= Do whate4er ye can; I will do $my "art%; Soon will ye #now who it is on whom descends the "enalty of i nominy; and who is a liar= and watch ye= for I too am watchin with you=< .'! 3hen :ur decree issued, 3e sa4ed ShuDaib and those who belie4ed with him, by $s"ecial% mercy from :ursel4es; 2ut the $mi hty% blast did seiAe the wron @ doers, and they lay "rostrate in their homes by the mornin ,@ .(! As if they had ne4er dwelt and flourished there= Ah= 2ehold= 7ow the Madyan were remo4ed $from si ht% as were remo4ed the !hamud= .)! And we sent Moses, with :ur Clear $Si ns% and an authority manifest, .*! 5nto Pharaoh and his chiefs; but they followed the command of Pharaoh and the command of Pharaoh was no ri ht $ uide%. .-! 7e will o before his "eo"le on the Day of Jud ment, and lead them into the 9ire $as cattle are led to water%; 2ut woeful indeed will be the "lace to which they are led= ..! And they are followed by a curse in this $life% and on the Day of Jud ment; and woeful is the ift which shall be i4en $unto them%= #//! !hese are some of the stories of communities which 3e relate unto thee; of them some are standin , and some ha4e been mown down $by the sic#le of time%. #/#! It was not 3e that wron ed them; !hey wron ed their own souls; the deities, other than Allah, whom they in4o#ed, "rofited them no whit when there issued the decree of thy 1ord; ?or did they add au ht $to their lot% but "erdition=

#/%! Such is the chastisement of thy 1ord when 7e chastises communities in the midst of their wron ; rie4ous, indeed, and se4ere is 7is chastisement. #/&! In that is a Si n for those who fear the "enalty of the 7ereafter; that is a Day for which man#ind will be athered to ether; that will be a Day of !estimony. #/'! ?or shall 3e delay it but for a term a""ointed. #/(! !he day it arri4es, no soul shall s"ea# eCce"t by 7is lea4e; of those $ athered% some will be wretched and some will be blessed. #/)! !hose who are wretched shall be in the 9ire; !here will be for them therein $nothin but% the hea4in of si hs and sobs; #/*! !hey will dwell therein for all the time that the hea4ens and the earth endure, eCce"t as thy 1ord willeth; for thy 1ord is the $sure% accom"lisher of what 7e "lanneth. #/-! And those who are blessed shall be in the Garden; !hey will dwell therein for all the time that the hea4ens and the earth endure, eCce"t as thy 1ord willeth; a ift without brea#. #/.! 2e not then in doubt as to what these men worshi". !hey worshi" nothin but what their fathers worshi""ed before $them%; but 4erily 3e shall "ay them bac# $in full% their "ortion without $the least% abatement. ##/! 3e certainly a4e the 2oo# to Moses, but differences arose therein; had it not been that a word had one forth before from thy 1ord, the matter would ha4e been decided between them, but they are in sus"icious doubt concernin it. ###! And, of a surety, to all will your 1ord "ay bac# $in full the recom"ense% of their deeds; for 7e #noweth well all that they do. ##%! !herefore stand firm $in the strai ht Path% as thou art commanded,@ thou and those who with thee turn $unto Allah.; and trans ress not $from the Path%; for 7e seeth well all that ye do. ##&! And incline not to those who do wron , or the 9ire will seiAe you; and ye ha4e no "rotectors other than Allah, nor shall ye be hel"ed. ##'! And establish re ular "rayers at the two ends of the day and at the a""roaches of the ni ht; 9or those thin s, that are ood remo4e those that are e4il; 2e that the word of remembrance to those who remember $their 1ord%; ##(! And be steadfast in "atience; for 4erily Allah will not suffer the reward of the ri hteous to "erish.

##)! 3hy were there not, amon the enerations before you, "ersons "ossessed of balanced ood sense, "rohibitin $men% from mischief in the earth @ eCce"t a few amon them whom 3e sa4ed $from harm%> 2ut the wron @doers "ursued the en8oyment of the ood thin s of life which were i4en them, and "ersisted in sin. ##*! ?or would thy 1ord be the :ne to destroy communities for a sin le wron @ doin , if its members were li#ely to mend. ##-! If thy 1ord had so willed, 7e could ha4e made man#ind one "eo"le; but they will not cease to dis"ute. ##.! BCce"t those on whom thy 1ord hath bestowed 7is Mercy; and for this did 7e create them; and the 3ord of thy 1ord shall be fulfilled; <I will fill 7ell with 8inns and men all to ether.< #%/! All that we relate to thee of the stories of the a"ostles,@ with it 3e ma#e firm thy heart; in them there cometh to thee the !ruth, as well as an eChortation and a messa e of remembrance to those who belie4e. #%#! Say to those who do not belie4e; <Do what e4er ye can; 3e shall do our "art; #%%! <And wait ye= 3e too shall wait.< #%&! !o Allah do belon the unseen $secrets% of the hea4ens and the earth, and to 7im oeth bac# e4ery affair $for decision%; then worshi" 7im, and "ut thy trust in 7im; and thy 1ord is not unmindful of au ht that ye do.

"urah #%! 9oseph
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In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
#! A.1.6. !hese are the symbols $or Ierses% of the "ers"icuous 2oo#. %! 3e ha4e sent it down as an Arabic GurDan, in order that ye may learn wisdom. &! 3e do relate unto thee the most beautiful of stories, in that 3e re4eal to thee this $"ortion of the% GurDan; before this, thou too was amon those who #new it not. '! 2ehold= Jose"h said to his father; <: my father= I did see ele4en stars and the sun and the moon; I saw them "rostrate themsel4es to me=<

(! Said $the father%; <My $dear% little son= relate not thy 4ision to thy brothers, lest they concoct a "lot a ainst thee; for Satan is to man an a4owed enemy= )! <!hus will thy 1ord choose thee and teach thee the inter"retation of stories $and e4ents% and "erfect 7is fa4our to thee and to the "osterity of Jacob @ e4en as 7e "erfected it to thy fathers Abraham and Isaac aforetime= for Allah is full of #nowled e and wisdom.< *! Ierily in Jose"h and his brethren are si ns $or symbols% for see#ers $after !ruth%. -! !hey said; <!ruly Jose"h and his brother are lo4ed more by our father than we; 2ut we are a oodly body= really our father is ob4iously wanderin $in his mind%= .! <Slay ye Jose"h or cast him out to some $un#nown% land, that so the fa4our of your father may be i4en to you alone; $there will be time enou h% for you to be ri hteous after that=< #/! Said one of them; <Slay not Jose"h, but if ye must do somethin , throw him down to the bottom of the well; he will be "ic#ed u" by some cara4an of tra4ellers.< ##! !hey said; <: our father= why dost thou not trust us with Jose"h,@ seein we are indeed his sincere well@wishers> #%! <Send him with us tomorrow to en8oy himself and "lay, and we shall ta#e e4ery care of him.< #&! $Jacob% said; <6eally it saddens me that ye should ta#e him away; I fear lest the wolf should de4our him while ye attend not to him.< #'! !hey said; <If the wolf were to de4our him while we are $so lar e% a "arty, then should we indeed $first% ha4e "erished oursel4es=< #(! So they did ta#e him away, and they all a reed to throw him down to the bottom of the well; and 3e "ut into his heart $this Messa e%; D:f a surety thou shalt $one day% tell them the truth of this their affair while they #now $thee% notD #)! !hen they came to their father in the early "art of the ni ht, wee"in . #*! !hey said; <: our father= 3e went racin with one another, and left Jose"h with our thin s; and the wolf de4oured him.... 2ut thou wilt ne4er belie4e us e4en thou h we tell the truth.< #-! !hey stained his shirt with false blood. 7e said; <?ay, but your minds ha4e made u" a tale $that may "ass% with you, $for me% "atience is most fittin ; A ainst that which ye assert, it is Allah $alone% 3hose hel" can be sou ht<..

#.! !hen there came a cara4an of tra4ellers; they sent their water@carrier $for water%, and he let down his buc#et $into the well%...7e said; <Ah there= Good news= 7ere is a $fine% youn man=< So they concealed him as a treasure= 2ut Allah #noweth well all that they do= %/! !he $2rethren% sold him for a miserable "rice, for a few dirhams counted out; in such low estimation did they hold him= %#! !he man in B y"t who bou ht him, said to his wife; <Ma#e his stay $amon us% honourable; may be he will brin us much ood, or we shall ado"t him as a son.< !hus did 3e establish Jose"h in the land, that 3e mi ht teach him the inter"retation of stories $and e4ents%. And Allah hath full "ower and control o4er 7is affairs; but most amon man#ind #now it not. %%! 3hen Jose"h attained 7is full manhood, 3e a4e him "ower and #nowled e; thus do 3e reward those who do ri ht. %&! 2ut she in whose house he was, sou ht to seduce him from his $true% self; she fastened the doors, and said; <?ow come, thou $dear one%=< 7e said; <$Allah% forbid= truly $thy husband% is my lord= he made my so8ourn a reeable= truly to no ood come those who do wron =< %'! And $with "assion% did she desire him, and he would ha4e desired her, but that he saw the e4idence of his 1ord; thus $did 3e order% that 3e mi ht turn away from him $all% e4il and shameful deeds; for he was one of :ur ser4ants, sincere and "urified. %(! So they both raced each other to the door, and she tore his shirt from the bac#; they both found her lord near the door. She said; <3hat is the $fittin % "unishment for one who formed an e4il desi n a ainst thy wife, but "rison or a rie4ous chastisement>< %)! 7e said; <It was she that sou ht to seduce me @ from my $true% self.< And one of her household saw $this% and bore witness, $thus%;@ <If it be that his shirt is rent from the front, then is her tale true, and he is a liar= %*! <2ut if it be that his shirt is torn from the bac#, then is she the liar, and he is tellin the truth=< %-! So when he saw his shirt,@ that it was torn at the bac#,@ $her husband% said; <2ehold= It is a snare of you women= truly, mi hty is your snare= %.! <: Jose"h, "ass this o4er= $: wife%, as# for i4eness for thy sin, for truly thou hast been at fault=< &/! 1adies said in the City; <!he wife of the $ reat% DAAiA is see#in to seduce her sla4e from his $true% self; !ruly hath he ins"ired her with 4iolent lo4e; we see she is e4idently oin astray.<

&#! 3hen she heard of their malicious tal#, she sent for them and "re"ared a banFuet for them; she a4e each of them a #nife; and she said $to Jose"h%, <Come out before them.< 3hen they saw him, they did eCtol him, and $in their amaAement% cut their hands; they said, <$Allah% "reser4e us= no mortal is this= this is none other than a noble an el=< &%! She said; <!here before you is the man about whom ye did blame me= I did see# to seduce him from his $true% self but he did firmly sa4e himself uiltless=....and now, if he doth not my biddin , he shall certainly be cast into "rison, and $what is more% be of the com"any of the 4ilest=< &&! 7e said; <: my 1ord= the "rison is more to my li#in than that to which they in4ite me; 5nless !hou turn away their snare from me, I should $in my youthful folly% feel inclined towards them and 8oin the ran#s of the i norant.< &'! So his 1ord hear#ened to him $in his "rayer%, and turned away from him their snare; Ierily 7e heareth and #noweth $all thin s%. &(! !hen it occurred to the men, after they had seen the si ns, $that it was best% to im"rison him for a time. &)! ?ow with him there came into the "rison two youn men. Said one of them; <I see myself $in a dream% "ressin wine.< said the other; <I see myself $in a dream% carryin bread on my head, and birds are eatin , thereof.< <!ell us< $they said% <!he truth and meanin thereof; for we see thou art one that doth ood $to all%.< &*! 7e said; <2efore any food comes $in due course% to feed either of you, I will surely re4eal to you the truth and meanin of this ere it befall you; that is "art of the $duty% which my 1ord hath tau ht me. I ha4e $I assure you% abandoned the ways of a "eo"le that belie4e not in Allah and that $e4en% deny the 7ereafter. &-! <And I follow the ways of my fathers,@ Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; and ne4er could we attribute any "artners whate4er to Allah. that $comes% of the race of Allah to us and to man#ind; yet most men are not rateful. &.! <: my two com"anions of the "rison= $I as# you%; are many lords differin amon themsel4es better, or the :ne Allah, Su"reme and Irresistible> '/! <If not 7im, ye worshi" nothin but names which ye ha4e named,@ ye and your fathers,@ for which Allah hath sent down no authority; the command is for none but Allah. 7e hath commanded that ye worshi" none but 7im; that is the ri ht reli ion, but most men understand not... '#! <: my two com"anions of the "rison= As to one of you, he will "our out the wine for his lord to drin#; as for the other, he will han from the cross, and the birds will eat from off his head. $so% hath been decreed that matter whereof ye twain do enFuire<...

'%! And of the two, to that one whom he consider about to be sa4ed, he said; <Mention me to thy lord.< 2ut Satan made him for et to mention him to his lord; and $Jose"h% lin ered in "rison a few $more% years. '&! !he #in $of B y"t% said; <I do see $in a 4ision% se4en fat #ine, whom se4en lean ones de4our, and se4en reen ears of corn, and se4en $others% withered. : ye chiefs= BC"ound to me my 4ision if it be that ye can inter"ret 4isions.< ''! !hey said; <A confused medley of dreams; and we are not s#illed in the inter"retation of dreams.< '(! 2ut the man who had been released, one of the two $who had been in "rison% and who now bethou ht him after $so lon % a s"ace of time, said; <I will tell you the truth of its inter"retation; send ye me $therefore%.< ')! <: Jose"h=< $he said% <: man of truth= BC"ound to us $the dream% of se4en fat #ine whom se4en lean ones de4our, and of se4en reen ears of corn and $se4en% others withered; that I may return to the "eo"le, and that they may understand.< '*! $Jose"h% said; <9or se4en years shall ye dili ently sow as is your wont; and the har4ests that ye rea", ye shall lea4e them in the ear,@ eCce"t a little, of which ye shall eat. '-! <!hen will come after that $"eriod% se4en dreadful $years%, which will de4our what ye shall ha4e laid by in ad4ance for them,@ $all% eCce"t a little which ye shall ha4e $s"ecially% uarded. '.! <!hen will come after that $"eriod% a year in which the "eo"le will ha4e abundant water, and in which they will "ress $wine and oil%.< (/! So the #in said; <2rin ye him unto me.< 2ut when the messen er came to him, $Jose"h% said; <Go thou bac# to thy lord, and as# him, D3hat is the state of mind of the ladies who cut their handsD> 9or my 1ord is certainly well aware of their snare.< (#! $!he #in % said $to the ladies%; <3hat was your affair when ye did see# to seduce Jose"h from his $true% self>< !he ladies said; <$Allah% "reser4e us= no e4il #now we a ainst him=< Said the DAAiADs wife; <?ow is the truth manifest $to all%; it was I who sou ht to seduce him from his $true% self; 7e is indeed of those who are $e4er% true $and 4irtuous%. (%! <!his $say I%, in order that 7e may #now that I ha4e ne4er been false to him in his absence, and that Allah will ne4er uide the snare of the false ones. (&! <?or do I absol4e my own self $of blame%; the $human% soul is certainly "rone to e4il, unless my 1ord do bestow 7is Mercy; but surely my 1ord is :ft@ for i4in , Most Merciful.<

('! So the #in said; <2rin him unto me; I will ta#e him s"ecially to ser4e about my own "erson.< !herefore when he had s"o#en to him, he said; <2e assured this day, thou art, before our own "resence, with ran# firmly established, and fidelity fully "ro4ed= ((! $Jose"h% said; <Set me o4er the store@houses of the land; I will indeed uard them, as one that #nows $their im"ortance%.< ()! !hus did 3e i4e established "ower to Jose"h in the land, to ta#e "ossession therein as, when, or where he "leased. 3e bestow of our Mercy on whom 3e "lease, and 3e suffer not, to be lost, the reward of those who do ood. (*! 2ut 4erily the reward of the 7ereafter is the best, for those who belie4e, and are constant in ri hteousness. (-! !hen came Jose"hDs brethren; they entered his "resence, and he #new them, but they #new him not. (.! And when he had furnished them forth with "ro4isions $suitable% for them, he said; <2rin unto me a brother ye ha4e, of the same father as yoursel4es, $but a different mother%; see ye not that I "ay out full measure, and that I do "ro4ide the best hos"itality> )/! <?ow if ye brin him not to me, ye shall ha4e no measure $of corn% from me, nor shall ye $e4en% come near me.< )#! !hey said; <3e shall certainly see# to et our wish about him from his father; Indeed we shall do it.< )%! And $Jose"h% told his ser4ants to "ut their stoc#@in@trade $with which they had bartered% into their saddle@ba s, so they should #now it only when they returned to their "eo"le, in order that they mi ht come bac#. )&! ?ow when they returned to their father, they said; <: our father= ?o more measure of rain shall we et $unless we ta#e our brother%; So send our brother with us, that we may et our measure; and we will indeed ta#e e4ery care of him.< )'! 7e said; <Shall I trust you with him with any result other than when I trusted you with his brother aforetime> 2ut Allah is the best to ta#e care $of him%, and 7e is the Most Merciful of those who show mercy=< )(! !hen when they o"ened their ba a e, they found their stoc#@in@trade had been returned to them. !hey said; <: our father= 3hat $more% can we desire> this our stoc#@in@ trade has been returned to us; so we shall et $more% food for our family; 3e shall ta#e care of our brother; and add $at the same time% a full camelDs load $of rain to our "ro4isions%. !his is but a small Fuantity.

))! $Jacob% said; <?e4er will I send him with you until ye swear a solemn oath to me, in Allah.s name, that ye will be sure to brin him bac# to me unless ye are yoursel4es hemmed in $and made "owerless%. And when they had sworn their solemn oath, he said; <:4er all that we say, be Allah the witness and uardian=< )*! 9urther he said; <: my sons= enter not all by one ate; enter ye by different ates. ?ot that I can "rofit you au ht a ainst Allah $with my ad4ice%; ?one can command eCce"t Allah. :n 7im do I "ut my trust; and let all that trust "ut their trust on 7im.< )-! And when they entered in the manner their father had en8oined, it did not "rofit them in the least a ainst $the "lan of% Allah. It was but a necessity of JacobDs soul, which he dischar ed. 9or he was, by our instruction, full of #nowled e $and eC"erience%; but most men #now not. ).! ?ow when they came into Jose"hDs "resence, he recei4ed his $full% brother to stay with him. 7e said $to him%; <2ehold= I am thy $own% brother; so rie4e not at au ht of their doin s.< */! At len th when he had furnished them forth with "ro4isions $suitable% for them, he "ut the drin#in cu" into his brotherDs saddle@ba . !hen shouted out a crier; <: ye $in% the cara4an= behold= ye are thie4es, without doubt=< *#! !hey said, turnin towards them; <3hat is it that ye miss>< *%! !hey said; <3e miss the reat bea#er of the #in ; for him who "roduces it, is $the reward of% a camel load; I will be bound by it.< *&! $!he brothers% said; <2y Allah. well ye #now that we came not to ma#e mischief in the land, and we are no thie4es=< *'! $!he B y"tians% said; <3hat then shall be the "enalty of this, if ye are $"ro4ed% to ha4e lied>< *(! !hey said; <!he "enalty should be that he in whose saddle@ba it is found, should be held $as bondman% to atone for the $crime%. !hus it is we "unish the wron @ doers=< *)! So he be an $the search% with their ba a e, before $he came to% the ba a e of his brother; at len th he brou ht it out of his brotherDs ba a e. !hus did 3e "lan for Jose"h. 7e could not ta#e his brother by the law of the #in eCce"t that Allah willed it $so%. 3e raise to de rees $of wisdom% whom 3e "lease; but o4er all endued with #nowled e is one, the All@Hnowin . **! !hey said; <If he steals, there was a brother of his who did steal before $him%.< 2ut these thin s did Jose"h #ee" loc#ed in his heart, re4ealin not the secrets to them. 7e $sim"ly% said $to himself%; <Ee are the worse situated; and Allah #noweth best the truth of what ye assert=<

*-! !hey said; <: eCalted one= 2ehold= he has a father, a ed and 4enerable, $who will rie4e for him%; so ta#e one of us in his "lace; for we see that thou art $ racious% in doin ood.< *.! 7e said; <$Allah% forbid that we ta#e other than him with whom we found our "ro"erty; indeed $if we did so%, we should be actin wron fully. -/! ?ow when they saw no ho"e of his $yieldin %, they held a conference in "ri4ate. !he leader amon them said; <Hnow ye not that your father did ta#e an oath from you in Allah.s name, and how, before this, ye did fail in your duty with Jose"h> !herefore will I not lea4e this land until my father "ermits me, or Allah commands me; and 7e is the best to command. -#! <!urn ye bac# to your father, and say, D: our father= behold= thy son committed theft= we bear witness only to what we #now, and we could not well uard a ainst the unseen= -%! <DAs# at the town where we ha4e been and the cara4an in which we returned, and $you will find% we are indeed tellin the truth.D< -&! Jacob said; <?ay, but ye ha4e yoursel4es contri4ed a story $ ood enou h% for you. So "atience is most fittin $for me%. Maybe Allah will brin them $bac#% all to me $in the end%. 9or 7e is indeed full of #nowled e and wisdom.< -'! And he turned away from them, and said; <7ow reat is my rief for Jose"h=< And his eyes became white with sorrow, and he fell into silent melancholy. -(! !hey said; <2y Allah. $ne4er% wilt thou cease to remember Jose"h until thou reach the last eCtremity of illness, or until thou die=< -)! 7e said; <I only com"lain of my distraction and an uish to Allah, and I #now from Allah that which ye #now not... -*! <: my sons= o ye and enFuire about Jose"h and his brother, and ne4er i4e u" ho"e of Allah.s Soothin Mercy; truly no one des"airs of Allah.s Soothin Mercy, eCce"t those who ha4e no faith.< --! !hen, when they came $bac#% into $Jose"hDs% "resence they said; <: eCalted one= distress has seiAed us and our family; we ha4e $now% brou ht but scanty ca"ital; so "ay us full measure, $we "ray thee%, and treat it as charity to us; for Allah doth reward the charitable.< -.! 7e said; <Hnow ye how ye dealt with Jose"h and his brother, not #nowin $what ye were doin %><

./! !hey said; <Art thou indeed Jose"h>< 7e said, <I am Jose"h, and this is my brother; Allah has indeed been racious to us $all%; behold, he that is ri hteous and "atient,@ ne4er will Allah suffer the reward to be lost, of those who do ri ht.< .#! !hey said; <2y Allah. indeed has Allah "referred thee abo4e us, and we certainly ha4e been uilty of sin=< .%! 7e said; <!his day let no re"roach be $cast% on you; Allah will for i4e you, and 7e is the Most Merciful of those who show mercy= .&! <Go with this my shirt, and cast it o4er the face of my father; he will come to see $clearly%. !hen come ye $here% to me to ether with all your family.< .'! 3hen the cara4an left $B y"t%, their father said; <I do indeed scent the "resence of Jose"h; ?ay, thin# me not a dotard.< .(! !hey said; <2y Allah. truly thou art in thine old wanderin mind.< .)! !hen when the bearer of the ood news came, 7e cast $the shirt% o4er his face, and he forthwith re ained clear si ht. 7e said; <Did I not say to you, DI #now from Allah that which ye #now not>D< .*! !hey said; <: our father= as# for us for i4eness for our sins, for we were truly at fault.< .-! 7e said; <Soon will I as# my 1ord for for i4eness for you; for he is indeed :ft@ 9or i4in , Most Merciful.< ..! !hen when they entered the "resence of Jose"h, he "ro4ided a home for his "arents with himself, and said; <Bnter ye B y"t $all% in safety if it "lease Allah.< #//! And he raised his "arents hi h on the throne $of di nity%, and they fell down in "rostration, $all% before him. 7e said; <: my father= this is the fulfilment of my 4ision of old= Allah hath made it come true= 7e was indeed ood to me when 7e too# me out of "rison and brou ht you $all here% out of the desert, $e4en% after Satan had sown enmity between me and my brothers. Ierily my 1ord understandeth best the mysteries of all that 7e "lanneth to do, for 4erily 7e is full of #nowled e and wisdom. #/#! <: my 1ord= !hou hast indeed bestowed on me some "ower, and tau ht me somethin of the inter"retation of dreams and e4ents,@ : !hou Creator of the hea4ens and the earth= !hou art my Protector in this world and in the 7ereafter. !a#e !hou my soul $at death% as one submittin to !hy will $as a Muslim%, and unite me with the ri hteous.< #/%! Such is one of the stories of what ha""ened unseen, which 3e re4eal by ins"iration unto thee; nor wast thou $"resent% with them then when they concerted their "lans to ether in the "rocess of wea4in their "lots.

#/&! Eet no faith will the reater "art of man#ind ha4e, howe4er ardently thou dost desire it. #/'! And no reward dost thou as# of them for this; it is no less than a messa e for all creatures. #/(! And how many Si ns in the hea4ens and the earth do they "ass by> Eet they turn $their faces% away from them= #/)! And most of them belie4e not in Allah without associatin $other as "artners% with 7im= #/*! Do they then feel secure from the comin a ainst them of the co4erin 4eil of the wrath of Allah,@ or of the comin a ainst them of the $final% 7our all of a sudden while they "ercei4e not> #/-! Say thou; <!his is my way; I do in4ite unto Allah,@ on e4idence clear as the seein with oneDs eyes,@ I and whoe4er follows me. Glory to Allah. and ne4er will I 8oin ods with Allah.< #/.! ?or did 3e send before thee $as a"ostles% any but men, whom we did ins"ire,@ $men% li4in in human habitations. Do they not tra4el throu h the earth, and see what was the end of those before them> 2ut the home of the hereafter is best, for those who do ri ht. 3ill ye not then understand> ##/! $6es"ite will be ranted% until, when the a"ostles i4e u" ho"e $of their "eo"le% and $come to% thin# that they were treated as liars, there reaches them :ur hel", and those whom 3e will are deli4ered into safety. 2ut ne4er will be warded off our "unishment from those who are in sin. ###! !here is, in their stories, instruction for men endued with understandin . It is not a tale in4ented, but a confirmation of what went before it,@ a detailed eC"osition of all thin s, and a uide and a mercy to any such as belie4e.

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In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
#! A.1.M.6. !hese are the si ns $or 4erses% of the 2oo#; that which hath been re4ealed unto thee from thy 1ord is the !ruth; but most men belie4e not.

%! Allah is 7e 3ho raised the hea4ens without any "illars that ye can see; is firmly established on the throne $of authority%; 7e has sub8ected the sun and the moon $to his 1aw%= Bach one runs $its course% for a term a""ointed. 7e doth re ulate all affairs, eC"lainin the si ns in detail, that ye may belie4e with certainty in the meetin with your 1ord. &! And it is 7e who s"read out the earth, and set thereon mountains standin firm and $flowin % ri4ers; and fruit of e4ery #ind 7e made in "airs, two and two; 7e draweth the ni ht as a 4eil oDer the Day. 2ehold, 4erily in these thin s there are si ns for those who consider= '! And in the earth are tracts $di4erse thou h% nei hbourin , and ardens of 4ines and fields sown with corn, and "alm trees @ rowin out of sin le roots or otherwise; watered with the same water, yet some of them 3e ma#e more eCcellent than others to eat. 2ehold, 4erily in these thin s there are si ns for those who understand= (! If thou dost mar4el $at their want of faith%, stran e is their sayin ; <3hen we are $actually% dust, shall we indeed then be in a creation renewed>< !hey are those who deny their 1ord= !hey are those round whose nec#s will be yo#es $of ser4itude%; they will be Com"anions of the 9ire, to dwell therein $for aye%= )! !hey as# thee to hasten on the e4il in "reference to the ood; Eet ha4e come to "ass, before them, $many% eCem"lary "unishments= 2ut 4erily thy 1ord is full of for i4eness for man#ind for their wron @doin , and 4erily thy 1ord is $also% strict in "unishment. *! And the 5nbelie4ers say; <3hy is not a si n sent down to him from his 1ord>< 2ut thou art truly a warner, and to e4ery "eo"le a uide. -! Allah doth #now what e4ery female $womb% doth bear, by how much the wombs fall short $of their time or number% or do eCceed. B4ery sin le thin is before 7is si ht, in $due% "ro"ortion. .! 7e #noweth the unseen and that which is o"en; 7e is the Great, the Most 7i h. #/! It is the same $to 7im% whether any of you conceal his s"eech or declare it o"enly; whether he lie hid by ni ht or wal# forth freely by day. ##! 9or each $such "erson% there are $an els% in succession, before and behind him; !hey uard him by command of Allah. Ierily ne4er will Allah chan e the condition of a "eo"le until they chan e it themsel4es $with their own souls%. 2ut when $once% Allah willeth a "eo"leDs "unishment, there can be no turnin it bac#, nor will they find, besides 7im, any to "rotect. #%! It is 7e 3ho doth show you the li htnin , by way both of fear and of ho"e; It is 7e 3ho doth raise u" the clouds, hea4y with $fertilisin % rain=

#&! ?ay, thunder re"eateth 7is "raises, and so do the an els, with awe; 7e flin eth the loud@4oiced thunder@bolts, and therewith 7e stri#eth whomsoe4er 7e will..yet these $are the men% who $dare to% dis"ute about Allah, with the stren th of 7is "ower $su"reme%= #'! 9or 7im $alone% is "rayer in !ruth; any others that they call u"on besides 7im hear them no more than if they were to stretch forth their hands for water to reach their mouths but it reaches them not; for the "rayer of those without 9aith is nothin but $futile% wanderin $in the mind%. #(! 3hate4er bein s there are in the hea4ens and the earth do "rostrate themsel4es to Allah $Ac#nowled in sub8ection%,@ with ood@will or in s"ite of themsel4es; so do their shadows in the mornin and e4enin s. #)! Say; <3ho is the 1ord and Sustainer of the hea4ens and the earth>< Say; <$It is% Allah.< Say; <Do ye then ta#e $for worshi"% "rotectors other than 7im, such as ha4e no "ower either for ood or for harm to themsel4es>< Say; <Are the blind eFual with those who see> :r the de"ths of dar#ness eFual with li ht>< :r do they assi n to Allah "artners who ha4e created $anythin % as 7e has created, so that the creation seemed to them similar> Say; <$Allah% is the Creator of all thin s; 7e is the :ne, the Su"reme and Irresistible.< #*! 7e sends down water from the s#ies, and the channels flow, each accordin to its measure; 2ut the torrent bears away to foam that mounts u" to the surface. B4en so, from that $ore% which they heat in the fire, to ma#e ornaments or utensils therewith, there is a scum li#ewise. !hus doth Allah $by "arables% show forth !ruth and Ianity. 9or the scum disa""ears li#e forth cast out; while that which is for the ood of man#ind remains on the earth. !hus doth Allah set forth "arables. #-! 9or those who res"ond to their 1ord, are $all% ood thin s. 2ut those who res"ond not to 7im,@ B4en if they had all that is in the hea4ens and on earth, and as much more, $in 4ain% would they offer it for ransom. 9or them will the rec#onin be terrible; their abode will be 7ell,@ what a bed of misery= #.! Is then one who doth #now that that which hath been re4ealed unto thee from thy 1ord is the !ruth, li#e one who is blind> It is those who are endued with understandin that recei4e admonition;@ %/! !hose who fulfil the co4enant of Allah and fail not in their "li hted word; %#! !hose who 8oin to ether those thin s which Allah hath commanded to be 8oined, hold their 1ord in awe, and fear the terrible rec#onin ; %%! !hose who "atiently "erse4ere, see#in the countenance of their 1ord; Bstablish re ular "rayers; s"end, out of $the ifts% 3e ha4e bestowed for their sustenance, secretly and o"enly; and turn off B4il with ood; for such there is the final attainment of the $eternal% home,@

%&! Gardens of "er"etual bliss; they shall enter there, as well as the ri hteous amon their fathers, their s"ouses, and their offs"rin ; and an els shall enter unto them from e4ery ate $with the salutation%; %'! <Peace unto you for that ye "erse4ered in "atience= ?ow how eCcellent is the final home=< %(! 2ut those who brea# the Co4enant of Allah, after ha4in "li hted their word thereto, and cut asunder those thin s which Allah has commanded to be 8oined, and wor# mischief in the land;@ on them is the curse; for them is the terrible home= %)! Allah doth enlar e, or rant by $strict% measure, the sustenance $which 7e i4eth% to whomso 7e "leaseth. $!he wordly% re8oice in the life of this world; 2ut the life of this world is but little comfort in the 7ereafter. %*! !he 5nbelie4ers say; <3hy is not a si n sent down to him from his 1ord>< Say; <!ruly Allah lea4eth, to stray, whom 7e will; 2ut 7e uideth to 7imself those who turn to 7im in "enitence,@ %-! <!hose who belie4e, and whose hearts find satisfaction in the remembrance of Allah. for without doubt in the remembrance of Allah do hearts find satisfaction. %.! <9or those who belie4e and wor# ri hteousness, is $e4ery% blessedness, and a beautiful "lace of $final% return.< &/! !hus ha4e we sent thee amon st a Peo"le before whom $lon since% ha4e $other% Peo"les $ one and% "assed away; in order that thou mi htest rehearse unto them what 3e send down unto thee by ins"iration; yet do they re8ect $7im%, the Most Gracious= Say; <7e is my 1ord= !here is no od but 7e= :n 7im is my trust, and to 7im do I turn=< &#! If there were a GurDan with which mountains were mo4ed, or the earth were clo4en asunder, or the dead were made to s"ea#, $this would be the one=% 2ut, truly, the command is with Allah in all thin s= Do not the 2elie4ers #now, that, had Allah $so% willed, 7e could ha4e uided all man#ind $to the ri ht%> 2ut the 5nbelie4ers,@ ne4er will disaster cease to seiAe them for their $ill% deeds, or to settle close to their homes, until the "romise of Allah come to "ass, for, 4erily, Allah will not fail in 7is "romise. &%! Moc#ed were $many% a"ostles before thee; but I ranted res"ite to the unbelie4ers, and finally I "unished them; !hen how $terrible% was my reFuital= &&! Is then 7e who standeth o4er e4ery soul $and #noweth% all that it doth, $li#e any others%> And yet they ascribe "artners to Allah. Say; <2ut name them= is it that ye will inform 7im of somethin he #noweth not on earth, or is it $8ust% a show of words>< ?ay= to those who belie4e not, their "retence seems "leasin , but they are #e"t bac# $thereby% from the "ath. And those whom Allah lea4es to stray, no one can uide.

&'! 9or them is a "enalty in the life of this world, but harder, truly, is the "enalty of the 7ereafter; and defender ha4e they none a ainst Allah. &(! !he "arable of the Garden which the ri hteous are "romised=@ beneath it flow ri4ers; "er"etual is the en8oyment thereof and the shade therein; such is the end of the 6i hteous; and the end of 5nbelie4ers in the 9ire. &)! !hose to whom 3e ha4e i4en the 2oo# re8oice at what hath been re4ealed unto thee; but there are amon the clans those who re8ect a "art thereof. Say; <I am commanded to worshi" Allah, and not to 8oin "artners with 7im. 5nto 7im do I call, and unto 7im is my return.< &*! !hus ha4e 3e re4ealed it to be a 8ud ment of authority in Arabic. 3ert thou to follow their $4ain% desires after the #nowled e which hath reached thee, then wouldst thou find neither "rotector nor defender a ainst Allah. &-! 3e did send a"ostles before thee, and a""ointed for them wi4es and children; and it was ne4er the "art of an a"ostle to brin a si n eCce"t as Allah "ermitted $or commanded%. 9or each "eriod is a 2oo# $re4ealed%. &.! Allah doth blot out or confirm what 7e "leaseth; with 7im is the Mother of the 2oo#. '/! 3hether 3e shall show thee $within thy life@time% "art of what we "romised them or ta#e to oursel4es thy soul $before it is all accom"lished%,@ thy duty is to ma#e $the Messa e% reach them; it is our "art to call them to account. '#! See they not that 3e radually reduce the land $in their control% from its outlyin borders> $3here% Allah commands, there is none to "ut bac# 7is Command; and 7e is swift in callin to account. '%! !hose before them did $also% de4ise "lots; but in all thin s the master@ "lannin is Allah.s 7e #noweth the doin s of e4ery soul; and soon will the 5nbelie4ers #now who ets home in the end. '&! !he 5nbelie4ers say; <?o a"ostle art thou.< Say; <Bnou h for a witness between me and you is Allah, and such as ha4e #nowled e of the 2oo#.<

"urah #'! Abraham
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In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
#! A. 1. 6. A 2oo# which 3e ha4e re4ealed unto thee, in order that thou mi htest lead man#ind out of the de"ths of dar#ness into li ht @ by the lea4e of their 1ord @ to the 3ay of $7im% the BCalted in "ower, worthy of all "raise=@ %! :f Allah, to 3hom do belon all thin s in the hea4ens and on earth= 2ut alas for the 5nbelie4ers for a terrible "enalty $their 5nfaith will brin them%=@ &! !hose who lo4e the life of this world more than the 7ereafter, who hinder $men% from the Path of Allah and see# therein somethin croo#ed; they are astray by a lon distance. '! 3e sent not an a"ostle eCce"t $to teach% in the lan ua e of his $own% "eo"le, in order to ma#e $thin s% clear to them. ?ow Allah lea4es strayin those whom 7e "leases and uides whom 7e "leases; and 7e is BCalted in "ower, full of 3isdom. (! 3e sent Moses with :ur si ns $and the command%. <2rin out thy "eo"le from the de"ths of dar#ness into li ht, and teach them to remember the Days of Allah.< Ierily in this there are Si ns for such as are firmly "atient and constant,@ rateful and a""reciati4e. )! 6emember= Moses said to his "eo"le; <Call to mind the fa4our of Allah to you when 7e deli4ered you from the "eo"le of Pharaoh; they set you hard tas#s and "unishments, slau htered your sons, and let your women@fol# li4e; therein was a tremendous trial from your 1ord.< *! And remember= your 1ord caused to be declared $"ublicly%; <If ye are rateful, I will add more $fa4ours% unto you; 2ut if ye show in ratitude, truly My "unishment is terrible indeed.< -! And Moses said; <If ye show in ratitude, ye and all on earth to ether, yet is Allah free of all wants, worthy of all "raise. .! 7as not the story reached you, $: "eo"le=%, of those who $went% before you> @ of the "eo"le of ?oah, and DAd, and !hamud> @ And of those who $came% after them> ?one #nows them but Allah. !o them came a"ostles with Clear $Si ns%; but they "ut their hands u" to their mouths, and said; <3e do deny $the mission% on which ye ha4e been sent, and we are really in sus"icious $disFuietin % doubt as to that to which ye in4ite us.< #/! !heir a"ostles said; <Is there a doubt about Allah, !he Creator of the hea4ens and the earth> It is 7e 3ho in4ites you, in order that 7e may for i4e you your sins and i4e you res"ite for a term a""ointed=< !hey said; <Ah= ye are no more than human, li#e oursel4es= Ee wish to turn us away from the $ ods% our fathers used to worshi"; then brin us some clear authority.<

##! !heir a"ostles said to them; <!rue, we are human li#e yoursel4es, but Allah doth rant 7is race to such of his ser4ants as 7e "leases. It is not for us to brin you an authority eCce"t as Allah "ermits. And on Allah let all men of faith "ut their trust. #%! <?o reason ha4e we why we should not "ut our trust on Allah. Indeed 7e 7as uided us to the 3ays we $follow%. 3e shall certainly bear with "atience all the hurt you may cause us. 9or those who "ut their trust should "ut their trust on Allah.< #&! And the 5nbelie4ers said to their a"ostles; <2e sure we shall dri4e you out of our land, or ye shall return to our reli ion.< 2ut their 1ord ins"ired $this Messa e% to them; <Ierily 3e shall cause the wron @doers to "erish= #'! <And 4erily 3e shall cause you to abide in the land, and succeed them. !his for such as fear the !ime when they shall stand before My tribunal,@ such as fear the "unishment denounced.< #(! 2ut they sou ht 4ictory and decision $there and then%, and frustration was the lot of e4ery "owerful obstinate trans ressor. #)! In front of such a one is 7ell, and he is i4en, for drin#, boilin fetid water. #*! In ul"s will he si" it, but ne4er will he be near swallowin it down his throat; death will come to him from e4ery Fuarter, yet will he not die; and in front of him will be a chastisement unrelentin . #-! !he "arable of those who re8ect their 1ord is that their wor#s are as ashes, on which the wind blows furiously on a tem"estuous day; ?o "ower ha4e they o4er au ht that they ha4e earned; that is the strayin far, far $from the oal%. #.! Seest thou not that Allah created the hea4ens and the earth in !ruth> If 7e so will, 7e can remo4e you and "ut $in your "lace% a new creation> %/! ?or is that for Allah any reat matter. %#! !hey will all be marshalled before Allah to ether; then will the wea# say to those who were arro ant, <9or us, we but followed you; can ye then a4ail us to all a ainst the wrath of Allah.< !hey will re"ly, <If we had recei4ed the Guidance of Allah, we should ha4e i4en it to you; to us it ma#es no difference $now% whether we ra e, or bear $these torments% with "atience; for oursel4es there is no way of esca"e.< %%! And Satan will say when the matter is decided; <It was Allah 3ho a4e you a "romise of !ruth; I too "romised, but I failed in my "romise to you. I had no authority o4er you eCce"t to call you but ye listened to me; then re"roach not me, but re"roach your own souls. I cannot listen to your cries, nor can ye listen to mine. I re8ect your former act in associatin me with Allah. 9or wron @doers there must be a rie4ous "enalty.<

%&! 2ut those who belie4e and wor# ri hteousness will be admitted to ardens beneath which ri4ers flow,@ to dwell therein for aye with the lea4e of their 1ord. !heir reetin therein will be; <Peace=< %'! Seest thou not how Allah sets forth a "arable> @ A oodly word li#e a oodly tree, whose root is firmly fiCed, and its branches $reach% to the hea4ens,@ of its 1ord. So Allah sets forth "arables for men, in order that they may recei4e admonition. %(! It brin s forth its fruit at all times, by the lea4e of its 1ord. So Allah sets forth "arables for men, in order that they may recei4e admonition. %)! And the "arable of an e4il 3ord is that of an e4il tree; It is torn u" by the root from the surface of the earth; it has no stability. %*! Allah will establish in stren th those who belie4e, with the word that stands firm, in this world and in the 7ereafter; but Allah will lea4e, to stray, those who do wron ; Allah doeth what 7e willeth. %-! 7ast thou not turned thy 4ision to those who ha4e chan ed the fa4our of Allah. Into blas"hemy and caused their "eo"le to descend to the 7ouse of Perdition>@ %.! Into 7ell> !hey will burn therein,@ an e4il "lace to stay in= &/! And they set u" $idols% as eFual to Allah, to mislead $men% from the Path= Say; <Bn8oy $your brief "ower%= 2ut 4erily ye are ma#in strai htway for 7ell=< &#! S"ea# to my ser4ants who ha4e belie4ed, that they may establish re ular "rayers, and s"end $in charity% out of the sustenance we ha4e i4en them, secretly and o"enly, before the comin of a Day in which there will be neither mutual bar ainin nor befriendin . &%! It is Allah 3ho hath created the hea4ens and the earth and sendeth down rain from the s#ies, and with it brin eth out fruits wherewith to feed you; it is 7e 3ho hath made the shi"s sub8ect to you, that they may sail throu h the sea by 7is command; and the ri4ers $also% hath 7e made sub8ect to you. &&! And 7e hath made sub8ect to you the sun and the moon, both dili ently "ursuin their courses; and the ni ht and the day hath he $also% made sub8ect to you. &'! And 7e i4eth you of all that ye as# for. 2ut if ye count the fa4ours of Allah, ne4er will ye be able to number them. Ierily, man is i4en u" to in8ustice and in ratitude. &(! 6emember Abraham said; <: my 1ord= ma#e this city one of "eace and security; and "reser4e me and my sons from worshi""in idols.

&)! <: my 1ord= they ha4e indeed led astray many amon man#ind; 7e then who follows my $ways% is of me, and he that disobeys me,@ but !hou art indeed :ft@ for i4in , Most Merciful. &*! <: our 1ord= I ha4e made some of my offs"rin to dwell in a 4alley without culti4ation, by !hy Sacred 7ouse; in order, : our 1ord, that they may establish re ular Prayer; so fill the hearts of some amon men with lo4e towards them, and feed them with fruits; so that they may i4e than#s. &-! <: our 1ord= truly !hou dost #now what we conceal and what we re4eal; for nothin whate4er is hidden from Allah, whether on earth or in hea4en. &.! <Praise be to Allah, 3ho hath ranted unto me in old a e IsmaDil and Isaac; for truly my 1ord is 7e, the 7earer of Prayer= '/! : my 1ord= ma#e me one who establishes re ular Prayer, and also $raise such% amon my offs"rin : our 1ord= and acce"t !hou my Prayer. '#! <: our 1ord= co4er $us% with !hy 9or i4eness @ me, my "arents, and $all% 2elie4ers, on the Day that the 6ec#onin will be established= '%! !hin# not that Allah doth not heed the deeds of those who do wron . 7e but i4eth them res"ite a ainst a Day when the eyes will fiCedly stare in horror,@ '&! !hey runnin forward with nec#s outstretched, their heads u"lifted, their aAe returnin not towards them, and their hearts a $ a"in % 4oid= ''! So warn man#ind of the Day when the 3rath will reach them; then will the wron @ doers say; <:ur 1ord= res"ite us $if only% for a short term; we will answer !hy call, and follow the a"ostles=< <3hat= were ye not wont to swear aforetime that ye should suffer no decline> '(! <And ye dwelt in the dwellin s of men who wron ed their own souls; ye were clearly shown how 3e dealt with them; and 3e "ut forth $many% "arables in your behoof=< ')! Mi hty indeed were the "lots which they made, but their "lots were $well% within the si ht of Allah, e4en thou h they were such as to sha#e the hills= '*! ?e4er thin# that Allah would fail his a"ostles in 7is "romise; for Allah is BCalted in "ower, @ the 1ord of 6etribution. '-! :ne day the earth will be chan ed to a different earth, and so will be the hea4ens, and $men% will be marshalled forth, before Allah, the :ne, the Irresistible; '.! And thou wilt see the sinners that day bound to ether in fetters;@

(/! !heir arments of liFuid "itch, and their faces co4ered with 9ire; (#! !hat Allah may reFuite each soul accordin to its deserts; and 4erily Allah is swift in callin to account. (%! 7ere is a Messa e for man#ind; 1et them ta#e warnin therefrom, and let them #now that 7e is $no other than% :ne Allah. let men of understandin ta#e heed.

"urah #(! Al:hi;r, "toneland, 7oc5 +ity
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In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
#! A. 1. 6. !hese are the Ayats of 6e4elation,@ of a GurDan that ma#es thin s clear. %! A ain and a ain will those who disbelie4e, wish that they had bowed $to Allah.s will% in Islam. &! 1ea4e them alone, to en8oy $the ood thin s of this life% and to "lease themsel4es; let $false% ho"e amuse them; soon will #nowled e $undecei4e them%. '! ?e4er did 3e destroy a "o"ulation that had not a term decreed and assi ned beforehand. (! ?either can a "eo"le antici"ate its term, nor delay it. )! !hey say; <: thou to whom the Messa e is bein re4ealed= truly thou art mad $or "ossessed%= *! <3hy brin est thou not an els to us if it be that thou hast the !ruth>< -! 3e send not the an els down eCce"t for 8ust cause; if they came $to the un odly%, behold= no res"ite would they ha4e= .! 3e ha4e, without doubt, sent down the Messa e; and 3e will assuredly uard it $from corru"tion%. #/! 3e did send a"ostles before thee amon st the reli ious sects of old;

##! 2ut ne4er came an a"ostle to them but they moc#ed him. #%! B4en so do we let it cree" into the hearts of the sinners @ #&! !hat they should not belie4e in the $Messa e%; but the ways of the ancients ha4e "assed away. #'! B4en if 3e o"ened out to them a ate from hea4en, and they were to continue $all day% ascendin therein, #(! !hey would only say; <:ur eyes ha4e been intoCicated; ?ay, we ha4e been bewitched by sorcery.< #)! It is 3e 3ho ha4e set out the Aodiacal si ns in the hea4ens, and made them fair@ seemin to $all% beholders; #*! And $moreo4er% 3e ha4e uarded them from e4ery e4il s"irit accursed; #-! 2ut any that ains a hearin by stealth, is "ursued by a flamin fire, bri ht $to see%. #.! And the earth 3e ha4e s"read out $li#e a car"et%; set thereon mountains firm and immo4able; and "roduced therein all #inds of thin s in due balance. %/! And 3e ha4e "ro4ided therein means of subsistence,@ for you and for those for whose sustenance ye are not res"onsible. %#! And there is not a thin but its $sources and% treasures $ineChaustible% are with 5s; but 3e only send down thereof in due and ascertainable measures. %%! And 3e send the fecundatin winds, then cause the rain to descend from the s#y, therewith "ro4idin you with water $in abundance%, thou h ye are not the uardians of its stores. %&! And 4erily, it is 3e 3ho i4e life, and 3ho i4e death; it is 3e 3ho remain inheritors $after all else "asses away%. %'! !o 5s are #nown those of you who hasten forward, and those who la behind. %(! Assuredly it is thy 1ord 3ho will ather them to ether; for 7e is "erfect in 3isdom and Hnowled e. %)! 3e created man from soundin clay, from mud moulded into sha"e; %*! And the Jinn race, 3e had created before, from the fire of a scorchin wind.

%-! 2ehold= thy 1ord said to the an els; <I am about to create man, from soundin clay from mud moulded into sha"e; %.! <3hen I ha4e fashioned him $in due "ro"ortion% and breathed into him of My s"irit, fall ye down in obeisance unto him.< &/! So the an els "rostrated themsel4es, all of them to ether; &#! ?ot so Iblis; he refused to be amon those who "rostrated themsel4es. &%! $$Allah%% said; <: Iblis= what is your reason for not bein amon those who "rostrated themsel4es>< &&! $Iblis% said; <I am not one to "rostrate myself to man, whom !hou didst create from soundin clay, from mud moulded into sha"e.< &'! $$Allah%% said; <!hen et thee out from here; for thou art re8ected, accursed. &(! <And the curse shall be on thee till the day of Jud ment.< &)! $Iblis% said; <: my 1ord= i4e me then res"ite till the Day the $dead% are raised.< &*! $$Allah%% said; <6es"ite is ranted thee &-! <!ill the Day of the !ime a""ointed.< &.! $Iblis% said; <: my 1ord= because !hou hast "ut me in the wron , I will ma#e $wron % fair@seemin to them on the earth, and I will "ut them all in the wron ,@ '/! <BCce"t !hy ser4ants amon them, sincere and "urified $by !hy Grace%.< '#! $$Allah%% said; <!his $way of My sincere ser4ants% is indeed a way that leads strai ht to Me. '%! <9or o4er My ser4ants no authority shalt thou ha4e, eCce"t such as "ut themsel4es in the wron and follow thee.< '&! And 4erily, 7ell is the "romised abode for them all= ''! !o it are se4en ates; for each of those ates is a $s"ecial% class $of sinners% assi ned. '(! !he ri hteous $will be% amid ardens and fountains $of clear@flowin water%. ')! $!heir reetin will be%; <Bnter ye here in "eace and security.<

'*! And 3e shall remo4e from their hearts any lur#in sense of in8ury; $they will be% brothers $8oyfully% facin each other on thrones $of di nity%. '-! !here no sense of fati ue shall touch them, nor shall they $e4er% be as#ed to lea4e. '.! !ell My ser4ants that I am indeed the :ft@for i4in , Most Merciful; (/! And that My Penalty will be indeed the most rie4ous Penalty. (#! !ell them about the uests of Abraham. (%! 3hen they entered his "resence and said, <Peace=< 7e said, <3e feel afraid of you=< (&! !hey said; <9ear not= 3e i4e thee lad tidin s of a son endowed with wisdom.< ('! 7e said; <Do ye i4e me lad tidin s that old a e has seiAed me> :f what, then, is your ood news>< ((! !hey said; <3e i4e thee lad tidin s in truth; be not then in des"air=< ()! 7e said; <And who des"airs of the mercy of his 1ord, but such as o astray>< (*! Abraham said; <3hat then is the business on which ye $ha4e come%, : ye messen ers $of Allah.>< (-! !hey said; <3e ha4e been sent to a "eo"le $dee"% in sin, (.! <BCce"tin the adherents of 1ut; them we are certainly $char ed% to sa4e $from harm%,@ All @ )/! <BCce"t his wife, who, 3e ha4e ascertained, will be amon those who will la behind.< )#! At len th when the messen ers arri4ed amon the adherents of 1ut, )%! 7e said; <Ee a""ear to be uncommon fol#.< )&! !hey said; <Eea, we ha4e come to thee to accom"lish that of which they doubt. )'! <3e ha4e brou ht to thee that which is ine4itably due, and assuredly we tell the truth. )(! <!hen tra4el by ni ht with thy household, when a "ortion of the ni ht $yet remains%, and do thou brin u" the rear; let no one amon st you loo# bac#, but "ass on whither ye are ordered.<

))! And 3e made #nown this decree to him, that the last remnants of those $sinners% should be cut off by the mornin . )*! !he inhabitants of the city came in $mad% 8oy $at news of the youn men%. )-! 1ut said; <!hese are my uests; dis race me not; ).! <2ut fear Allah, and shame me not.< */! !hey said; <Did we not forbid thee $to s"ea#% for all and sundry>< *#! 7e said; <!here are my dau hters $to marry%, if ye must act $so%.< *%! Ierily, by thy life $: Pro"het%, in their wild intoCication, they wander in distraction, to and fro. *&! 2ut the $mi hty% 2last o4ertoo# them before mornin , *'! And 3e turned $the cities% u"side down, and rained down on them brimstones hard as ba#ed clay. *(! 2ehold= in this are Si ns for those who by to#ens do understand. *)! And the $cities were% ri ht on the hi h@road. **! 2ehold= in this is a si n for those who belie4ed. *-! And the Com"anions of the 3ood were also wron @doers; *.! So 3e eCacted retribution from them. !hey were both on an o"en hi hway, "lain to see. -/! !he Com"anions of the 6oc#y !ract also re8ected the a"ostles; -#! 3e sent them :ur Sin s, but they "ersisted in turnin away from them. -%! :ut of the mountains did they hew $their% edifices, $feelin themsel4es% secure. -&! 2ut the $mi hty% 2last seiAed them of a mornin , -'! And of no a4ail to them was all that they did $with such art and care%= -(! 3e created not the hea4ens, the earth, and all between them, but for 8ust ends. And the 7our is surely comin $when this will be manifest%. So o4erloo# $any human faults% with racious for i4eness.

-)! 9or 4erily it is thy 1ord who is the Master@Creator, #nowin all thin s. -*! And 3e ha4e bestowed u"on thee the Se4en :ft@re"eated $4erses% and the Grand GurDan. --! Strain not thine eyes. $3istfully% at what 3e ha4e bestowed on certain classes of them, nor rie4e o4er them; but lower thy win $in entleness% to the belie4ers. -.! And say; <I am indeed he that warneth o"enly and without ambi uity,<@ ./! $:f 8ust such wrath% as 3e sent down on those who di4ided $Scri"ture into arbitrary "arts%,@ .#! $So also on such% as ha4e made GurDan into shreds $as they "lease%. .%! !herefore, by the 1ord, 3e will, of a surety, call them to account, .&! 9or all their deeds. .'! !herefore eC"ound o"enly what thou art commanded, and turn away from those who 8oin false ods with Allah. .(! 9or sufficient are 3e unto thee a ainst those who scoff,@ .)! !hose who ado"t, with Allah, another od; but soon will they come to #now. .*! 3e do indeed #now how thy heart is distressed at what they say. .-! 2ut celebrate the "raises of thy 1ord, and be of those who "rostrate themsel4es in adoration. ..! And ser4e thy 1ord until there come unto thee the 7our that is Certain.

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In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
#! $Ine4itable% cometh $to "ass% the Command of Allah. see# ye not then to hasten it; Glory to 7im, and far is 7e abo4e ha4in the "artners they ascribe unto 7im=

%! 7e doth send down 7is an els with ins"iration of 7is Command, to such of 7is ser4ants as 7e "leaseth, $sayin %; <3arn $Man% that there is no od but I; so do your duty unto Me.< &! 7e has created the hea4ens and the earth for 8ust ends; 9ar is 7e abo4e ha4in the "artners they ascribe to 7im= '! 7e has created man from a s"erm@dro"; and behold this same $man% becomes an o"en dis"uter= (! And cattle 7e has created for you $men%; from them ye deri4e warmth, and numerous benefits, and of their $meat% ye eat. )! And ye ha4e a sense of "ride and beauty in them as ye dri4e them home in the e4enin , and as ye lead them forth to "asture in the mornin . *! And they carry your hea4y loads to lands that ye could not $otherwise% reach eCce"t with souls distressed; for your 1ord is indeed Most Hind, Most Merciful, -! And $7e has created% horses, mules, and don#eys, for you to ride and use for show; and 7e has created $other% thin s of which ye ha4e no #nowled e. .! And unto Allah leads strai ht the 3ay, but there are ways that turn aside; if Allah had willed, 7e could ha4e uided all of you. #/! It is 7e who sends down rain from the s#y; from it ye drin#, and out of it $ rows% the 4e etation on which ye feed your cattle. ##! 3ith it 7e "roduces for you corn, oli4es, date@"alms, ra"es and e4ery #ind of fruit; 4erily in this is a si n for those who i4e thou ht. #%! 7e has made sub8ect to you the ?i ht and the Day; the sun and the moon; and the stars are in sub8ection by 7is Command; 4erily in this are Si ns for men who are wise. #&! And the thin s on this earth which 7e has multi"lied in 4aryin colours $and Fualities%; 4erily in this is a si n for men who celebrate the "raises of Allah $in ratitude%. #'! It is 7e 3ho has made the sea sub8ect, that ye may eat thereof flesh that is fresh and tender, and that ye may eCtract therefrom ornaments to wear; and thou seest the shi"s therein that "lou h the wa4es, that ye may see# $thus% of the bounty of Allah and that ye may be rateful. #(! And 7e has set u" on the earth mountains standin firm, lest it should sha#e with you; and ri4ers and roads; that ye may uide yoursel4es; #)! And mar#s and si n@"osts; and by the stars $men% uide themsel4es.

#*! Is then 7e 3ho creates li#e one that creates not> 3ill ye not recei4e admonition> #-! If ye would count u" the fa4ours of Allah, ne4er would ye be able to number them; for Allah is :ft@9or i4in , Most Merciful. #.! And Allah doth #now what ye conceal, and what ye re4eal. %/! !hose whom they in4o#e besides Allah create nothin and are themsel4es created. %#! $!hey are thin s% dead, lifeless; nor do they #now when they will be raised u". %%! Eour Allah is one Allah. as to those who belie4e not in the 7ereafter, their hearts refuse to #now, and they are arro ant. %&! 5ndoubtedly Allah doth #now what they conceal, and what they re4eal; 4erily 7e lo4eth not the arro ant. %'! 3hen it is said to them, <3hat is it that your 1ord has re4ealed>< they say, <!ales of the ancients=< %(! 1et them bear, on the Day of Jud ment, their own burdens in full, and also $somethin % of the burdens of those without #nowled e, whom they misled. Alas, how rie4ous the burdens they will bear= %)! !hose before them did also "lot $a ainst Allah.s 3ay%; but Allah too# their structures from their foundations, and the roof fell down on them from abo4e; and the 3rath seiAed them from directions they did not "ercei4e. %*! !hen, on the Day of Jud ment, 7e will co4er them with shame, and say; <3here are My D"artnersD concernin whom ye used to dis"ute $with the odly%>< !hose endued with #nowled e will say; <!his Day, indeed, are the 5nbelie4ers co4ered with shame and misery,@ %-! <$?amely% those whose li4es the an els ta#e in a state of wron @doin to their own souls.< !hen would they offer submission $with the "retence%, <3e did no e4il $#nowin ly%.< $!he an els will re"ly%, <?ay, but 4erily Allah #noweth all that ye did; %.! <So enter the ates of 7ell, to dwell therein. !hus e4il indeed is the abode of the arro ant.< &/! !o the ri hteous $when% it is said, <3hat is it that your 1ord has re4ealed>< they say, <All that is ood.< !o those who do ood, there is ood in this world, and the 7ome of the 7ereafter is e4en better and eCcellent indeed is the 7ome of the ri hteous,@ &#! Gardens of Bternity which they will enter; beneath them flow $"leasant% ri4ers; they will ha4e therein all that they wish; thus doth Allah reward the ri hteous,@

&%! $?amely% those whose li4es the an els ta#e in a state of "urity, sayin $to them%, <Peace be on you; enter ye the Garden, because of $the ood% which ye did $in the world%.< &&! Do the $un odly% wait until the an els come to them, or there comes the Command of thy 1ord $for their doom%> So did those who went before them. 2ut Allah wron ed them not; nay, they wron ed their own souls. &'! 2ut the e4il results of their deeds o4ertoo# them, and that 4ery $3rath% at which they had scoffed hemmed them in. &(! !he worshi""ers of false ods say; <If Allah had so willed, we should not ha4e worshi""ed au ht but 7im @ neither we nor our fathers,@ nor should we ha4e "rescribed "rohibitions other than 7is.< So did those who went before them. 2ut what is the mission of a"ostles but to "reach the Clear Messa e> &)! 9or 3e assuredly sent amon st e4ery Peo"le an a"ostle, $with the Command%, <Ser4e Allah, and eschew B4il<; of the Peo"le were some whom Allah uided, and some on whom error became ine4itably $established%. So tra4el throu h the earth, and see what was the end of those who denied $the !ruth%. &*! If thou art anCious for their uidance, yet Allah uideth not such as 7e lea4es to stray, and there is none to hel" them. &-! !hey swear their stron est oaths by Allah, that Allah will not raise u" those who die; ?ay, but it is a "romise $bindin % on 7im in truth; but most amon man#ind realise it not. &.! $!hey must be raised u"%, in order that 7e may manifest to them the truth of that wherein they differ, and that the re8ecters of !ruth may realise that they had indeed $surrendered to% 9alsehood. '/! 9or to anythin which 3e ha4e willed, 3e but say the word, <2e<, and it is. '#! !o those who lea4e their homes in the cause of Allah, after sufferin o""ression,@ 3e will assuredly i4e a oodly home in this world; but truly the reward of the 7ereafter will be reater. If they only realised $this%= '%! $!hey are% those who "erse4ere in "atience, and "ut their trust on their 1ord. '&! And before thee also the a"ostles 3e sent were but men, to whom 3e ranted ins"iration; if ye realise this not, as# of those who "ossess the Messa e. ''! $3e sent them% with Clear Si ns and 2oo#s of dar# "ro"hecies; and 3e ha4e sent down unto thee $also% the Messa e; that thou mayest eC"lain clearly to men what is sent for them, and that they may i4e thou ht.

'(! Do then those who de4ise e4il $"lots% feel secure that Allah will not cause the earth to swallow them u", or that the 3rath will not seiAe them from directions they little "ercei4e>@ ')! :r that 7e may not call them to account in the midst of their oin s to and fro, without a chance of their frustratin 7im>@ '*! :r that 7e may not call them to account by a "rocess of slow wasta e @ for thy 1ord is indeed full of #indness and mercy. '-! Do they not loo# at Allah.s creation, $e4en% amon $inanimate% thin s,@ 7ow their $4ery% shadows turn round, from the ri ht and the left, "rostratin themsel4es to Allah, and that in the humblest manner> '.! And to Allah doth obeisance all that is in the hea4ens and on earth, whether mo4in $li4in % creatures or the an els; for none are arro ant $before their 1ord%. (/! !hey all re4ere their 1ord, hi h abo4e them, and they do all that they are commanded. (#! Allah has said; <!a#e not $for worshi"% two ods; for 7e is 8ust :ne Allah. then fear Me $and Me alone%.< (%! !o 7im belon s whate4er is in the hea4ens and on earth, and to 7im is duty due always; then will ye fear other than Allah. (&! And ye ha4e no ood thin but is from Allah. and moreo4er, when ye are touched by distress, unto 7im ye cry with roans; ('! Eet, when 7e remo4es the distress from you, behold= some of you turn to other ods to 8oin with their 1ord@ ((! $As if% to show their in ratitude for the fa4ours we ha4e bestowed on them= then en8oy $your brief day%; but soon will ye #now $your folly%= ()! And they $e4en% assi n, to thin s they do not #now, a "ortion out of that which 3e ha4e bestowed for their sustenance= 2y Allah, ye shall certainly be called to account for your false in4entions. (*! And they assi n dau hters for Allah. @ Glory be to 7im= @ and for themsel4es $sons,@ the issue% they desire= (-! 3hen news is brou ht to one of them, of $the birth of% a female $child%, his face dar#ens, and he is filled with inward rief=

(.! 3ith shame does he hide himself from his "eo"le, because of the bad news he has had= Shall he retain it on $sufferance and% contem"t, or bury it in the dust> Ah= what an e4il $choice% they decide on> )/! !o those who belie4e not in the 7ereafter, a""lies the similitude of e4il; to Allah a""lies the hi hest similitude; for 7e is the BCalted in Power, full of 3isdom. )#! If Allah were to "unish men for their wron @doin , 7e would not lea4e, on the $earth%, a sin le li4in creature; but 7e i4es them res"ite for a stated !erm; 3hen their !erm eC"ires, they would not be able to delay $the "unishment% for a sin le hour, 8ust as they would not be able to antici"ate it $for a sin le hour%. )%! !hey attribute to Allah what they hate $for themsel4es%, and their ton ues assert the falsehood that all ood thin s are for themsel4es; without doubt for them is the 9ire, and they will be the first to be hastened on into it= )&! 2y Allah, 3e $also% sent $:ur a"ostles% to Peo"les before thee; but Satan made, $to the wic#ed%, their own acts seem allurin ; 7e is also their "atron today, but they shall ha4e a most rie4ous "enalty. )'! And 3e sent down the 2oo# to thee for the eC"ress "ur"ose, that thou shouldst ma#e clear to them those thin s in which they differ, and that it should be a uide and a mercy to those who belie4e. )(! And Allah sends down rain from the s#ies, and i4es therewith life to the earth after its death; 4erily in this is a Si n for those who listen. ))! And 4erily in cattle $too% will ye find an instructi4e si n. 9rom what is within their bodies between eCcretions and blood, 3e "roduce, for your drin#, mil#, "ure and a reeable to those who drin# it. )*! And from the fruit of the date@"alm and the 4ine, ye et out wholesome drin# and food; behold, in this also is a si n for those who are wise. )-! And thy 1ord tau ht the 2ee to build its cells in hills, on trees, and in $menDs% habitations; ).! !hen to eat of all the "roduce $of the earth%, and find with s#ill the s"acious "aths of its 1ord; there issues from within their bodies a drin# of 4aryin colours, wherein is healin for men; 4erily in this is a Si n for those who i4e thou ht. */! It is Allah who creates you and ta#es your souls at death; and of you there are some who are sent bac# to a feeble a e, so that they #now nothin after ha4in #nown $much%; for Allah is All@Hnowin , All@Powerful.

*#! Allah has bestowed 7is ifts of sustenance more freely on some of you than on others; those more fa4oured are not oin to throw bac# their ifts to those whom their ri ht hands "ossess, so as to be eFual in that res"ect. 3ill they then deny the fa4ours of Allah. *%! And Allah has made for you mates $and com"anions% of your own nature, and made for you, out of them, sons and dau hters and randchildren, and "ro4ided for you sustenance of the best; will they then belie4e in 4ain thin s, and be un rateful for Allah.s fa4ours>@ *&! And worshi" others than Allah,@ such as ha4e no "ower of "ro4idin them, for sustenance, with anythin in hea4ens or earth, and cannot "ossibly ha4e such "ower> *'! In4ent not similitudes for Allah. for Allah #noweth, and ye #now not. *(! Allah sets forth the Parable $of two men; one% a sla4e under the dominion of another; 7e has no "ower of any sort; and $the other% a man on whom 3e ha4e bestowed oodly fa4ours from :ursel4es, and he s"ends thereof $freely%, "ri4ately and "ublicly; are the two eFual> $2y no means;% "raise be to Allah. 2ut most of them understand not. *)! Allah sets forth $another% Parable of two men; one of them dumb, with no "ower of any sort; a wearisome burden is he to his master; whiche4er way be directs him, he brin s no ood; is such a man eFual with one who commands Justice, and is on a Strai ht 3ay> **! !o Allah belon eth the Mystery of the hea4ens and the earth. And the Decision of the 7our $of Jud ment% is as the twin #lin of an eye, or e4en Fuic#er; for Allah hath "ower o4er all thin s. *-! It is 7e 3ho brou ht you forth from the wombs of your mothers when ye #new nothin ; and 7e a4e you hearin and si ht and intelli ence and affections; that ye may i4e than#s $to Allah.. *.! Do they not loo# at the birds, held "oised in the midst of $the air and% the s#y> ?othin holds them u" but $the "ower of% Allah. Ierily in this are si ns for those who belie4e. -/! It is Allah 3ho made your habitations homes of rest and Fuiet for you; and made for you, out of the s#ins of animals, $tents for% dwellin s, which ye find so li ht $and handy% when ye tra4el and when ye sto" $in your tra4els%; and out of their wool, and their soft fibres $between wool and hair%, and their hair, rich stuff and articles of con4enience $to ser4e you% for a time. -#! It is Allah 3ho made out of the thin s 7e created, some thin s to i4e you shade; of the hills 7e made some for your shelter; 7e made you arments to "rotect you from heat, and coats of mail to "rotect you from your $mutual% 4iolence. !hus does 7e com"lete 7is fa4ours on you, that ye may bow to 7is 3ill $in Islam%.

-%! 2ut if they turn away, thy duty is only to "reach the clear Messa e. -&! !hey reco nise the fa4ours of Allah. then they deny them; and most of them are $creatures% un rateful. -'! :ne Day 3e shall raise from all Peo"les a 3itness; then will no eCcuse be acce"ted from 5nbelie4ers, nor will they recei4e any fa4ours. -(! 3hen the wron @doers $actually% see the Penalty, then will it in no way be miti ated, nor will they then recei4e res"ite. -)! 3hen those who a4e "artners to Allah will see their <"artners<, they will say; <:ur 1ord= these are our D"artners,D those whom we used to in4o#e besides !hee.< 2ut they will throw bac# their word at them $and say%; <Indeed ye are liars=< -*! !hat Day shall they $o"enly% show $their% submission to Allah. and all their in4entions shall lea4e them in the lurch. --! !hose who re8ect Allah and hinder $men% from the Path of Allah @ for them will 3e add Penalty to Penalty; for that they used to s"read mischief. -.! :ne day 3e shall raise from all Peo"les a witness a ainst them, from amon st themsel4es; and 3e shall brin thee as a witness a ainst these $thy "eo"le%; and 3e ha4e sent down to thee the 2oo# eC"lainin all thin s, a Guide, a Mercy, and Glad !idin s to Muslims. ./! Allah commands 8ustice, the doin of ood, and liberality to #ith and #in, and 7e forbids all shameful deeds, and in8ustice and rebellion; 7e instructs you, that ye may recei4e admonition. .#! 9ulfil the Co4enant of Allah when ye ha4e entered into it, and brea# not your oaths after ye ha4e confirmed them; indeed ye ha4e made Allah your surety; for Allah #noweth all that ye do. .%! And be not li#e a woman who brea#s into untwisted strands the yarn which she has s"un, after it has become stron . ?or ta#e your oaths to "ractise dece"tion between yoursel4es, lest one "arty should be more numerous than another; for Allah will test you by this; and on the Day of Jud ment 7e will certainly ma#e clear to you $the truth of% that wherein ye disa ree. .&! If Allah so willed, 7e could ma#e you all one "eo"le; 2ut 7e lea4es strayin whom 7e "leases, and 7e uides whom 7e "leases; but ye shall certainly be called to account for all your actions. .'! And ta#e not your oaths, to "ractise dece"tion between yoursel4es, with the result that someoneDs foot may sli" after it was firmly "lanted, and ye may ha4e to taste the e4il

$conseFuences% of ha4in hindered $men% from the Path of Allah, and a Mi hty 3rath descend on you. .(! ?or sell the co4enant of Allah for a miserable "rice; for with Allah is $a "riAe% far better for you, if ye only #new. .)! 3hat is with you must 4anish; what is with Allah will endure. And 3e will certainly bestow, on those who "atiently "erse4ere, their reward accordin to the best of their actions. .*! 3hoe4er wor#s ri hteousness, man or woman, and has 9aith, 4erily, to him will 3e i4e a new 1ife, a life that is ood and "ure and 3e will bestow on such their reward accordin to the best of their actions. .-! 3hen thou dost read the GurDan, see# Allah.s "rotection from Satan the re8ected one. ..! ?o authority has he o4er those who belie4e and "ut their trust in their 1ord. #//! 7is authority is o4er those only, who ta#e him as "atron and who 8oin "artners with Allah. #/#! 3hen 3e substitute one re4elation for another,@ and Allah #nows best what 7e re4eals $in sta es%,@ they say, <!hou art but a for er<; but most of them understand not. #/%! Say, the 7oly S"irit has brou ht the re4elation from thy 1ord in !ruth, in order to stren then those who belie4e, and as a Guide and Glad !idin s to Muslims. #/&! 3e #now indeed that they say, <It is a man that teaches him.< !he ton ue of him they wic#edly "oint to is notably forei n, while this is Arabic, "ure and clear. #/'! !hose who belie4e not in the Si ns of Allah,@ Allah will not uide them, and theirs will be a rie4ous Penalty. #/(! It is those who belie4e not in the Si ns of Allah, that for e falsehood; it is they who lie= #/)! Any one who, after acce"tin faith in Allah, utters 5nbelief,@ eCce"t under com"ulsion, his heart remainin firm in 9aith @ but such as o"en their breast to 5nbelief, on them is 3rath from Allah, and theirs will be a dreadful Penalty. #/*! !his because they lo4e the life of this world better than the 7ereafter; and Allah will not uide those who re8ect 9aith. #/-! !hose are they whose hearts, ears, and eyes Allah has sealed u", and they ta#e no heed.

#/.! 3ithout doubt, in the 7ereafter they will "erish. ##/! 2ut 4erily thy 1ord,@ to those who lea4e their homes after trials and "ersecutions,@ and who thereafter stri4e and fi ht for the faith and "atiently "erse4ere,@ !hy 1ord, after all this is oft@for i4in , Most Merciful. ###! :ne Day e4ery soul will come u" stru lin for itself, and e4ery soul will be recom"ensed $fully% for all its actions, and none will be un8ustly dealt with. ##%! Allah sets forth a Parable; a city en8oyin security and Fuiet, abundantly su""lied with sustenance from e4ery "lace; Eet was it un rateful for the fa4ours of Allah. so Allah made it taste of hun er and terror $in eCtremes% $closin in on it% li#e a arment $from e4ery side%, because of the $e4il% which $its "eo"le% wrou ht. ##&! And there came to them an Messen er from amon themsel4es, but they falsely re8ected him; so the 3rath seiAed them e4en in the midst of their iniFuities. ##'! So eat of the sustenance which Allah has "ro4ided for you, lawful and ood; and be rateful for the fa4ours of Allah, if it is 7e 3hom ye ser4e. ##(! 7e has only forbidden you dead meat, and blood, and the flesh of swine, and any $food% o4er which the name of other than Allah has been in4o#ed. 2ut if one is forced by necessity, without wilful disobedience, nor trans ressin due limits,@ then Allah is :ft@ 9or i4in , Most Merciful. ##)! 2ut say not @ for any false thin that your ton ues may "ut forth,@ <!his is lawful, and this is forbidden,< so as to ascribe false thin s to Allah. 9or those who ascribe false thin s to Allah, will ne4er "ros"er. ##*! $In such falsehood% is but a "altry "rofit; but they will ha4e a most rie4ous Penalty. ##-! !o the Jews 3e "rohibited such thin s as 3e ha4e mentioned to thee before; 3e did them no wron , but they were used to doin wron to themsel4es. ##.! 2ut 4erily thy 1ord,@ to those who do wron in i norance, but who thereafter re"ent and ma#e amends,@ thy 1ord, after all this, is :ft@9or i4in , Most Merciful. #%/! Abraham was indeed a model, de4outly obedient to Allah, $and% true in 9aith, and he 8oined not ods with Allah. #%#! 7e showed his ratitude for the fa4ours of Allah, who chose him, and uided him to a Strai ht 3ay. #%%! And 3e a4e him Good in this world, and he will be, in the 7ereafter, in the ran#s of the 6i hteous.

#%&! So 3e ha4e tau ht thee the ins"ired $Messa e%, <9ollow the ways of Abraham the !rue in 9aith, and he 8oined not ods with Allah.< #%'! !he Sabbath was only made $strict% for those who disa reed $as to its obser4ance%; 2ut Allah will 8ud e between them on the Day of Jud ment, as to their differences. #%(! In4ite $all% to the 3ay of thy 1ord with wisdom and beautiful "reachin ; and ar ue with them in ways that are best and most racious; for thy 1ord #noweth best, who ha4e strayed from 7is Path, and who recei4e uidance. #%)! And if ye do catch them out, catch them out no worse than they catch you out; 2ut if ye show "atience, that is indeed the best $course% for those who are "atient. #%*! And do thou be "atient, for thy "atience is but from Allah. nor rie4e o4er them; and distress not thyself because of their "lots. #%-! 9or Allah is with those who restrain themsel4es, and those who do ood.

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In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
#! Glory to $$Allah%% 3ho did ta#e 7is ser4ant for a Journey by ni ht from the Sacred MosFue to the farthest MosFue, whose "recincts 3e did bless,@ in order that 3e mi ht show him some of :ur Si ns; for 7e is the :ne 3ho heareth and seeth $all thin s%. %! 3e a4e Moses the 2oo#, and made it a Guide to the Children of Israel, $commandin %; <!a#e not other than Me as Dis"oser of $your% affairs.< &! : ye that are s"run from those whom 3e carried $in the Ar#% with ?oah= Ierily he was a de4otee most rateful. '! And 3e a4e $Clear% 3arnin to the Children of Israel in the 2oo#, that twice would they do mischief on the earth and be elated with mi hty arro ance $and twice would they be "unished%=

(! 3hen the first of the warnin s came to "ass, 3e sent a ainst you :ur ser4ants i4en to terrible warfare; !hey entered the 4ery inmost "arts of your homes; and it was a warnin $com"letely% fulfilled. )! !hen did 3e rant you the 6eturn as a ainst them; 3e a4e you increase in resources and sons, and made you the more numerous in man@"ower. *! If ye did well, ye did well for yoursel4es; if ye did e4il, $ye did it% a ainst yoursel4es. So when the second of the warnin s came to "ass, $3e "ermitted your enemies% to disfi ure your faces, and to enter your !em"le as they had entered it before, and to 4isit with destruction all that fell into their "ower. -! It may be that your 1ord may $yet% show Mercy unto you; but if ye re4ert $to your sins%, 3e shall re4ert $to :ur "unishments%; And we ha4e made 7ell a "rison for those who re8ect $all 9aith%. .! Ierily this GurDan doth uide to that which is most ri ht $or stable%, and i4eth the Glad !idin s to the 2elie4ers who wor# deeds of ri hteousness, that they shall ha4e a ma nificent reward; #/! And to those who belie4e not in the 7ereafter, $it announceth% that 3e ha4e "re"ared for them a Penalty Grie4ous $indeed%. ##! !he "rayer that man should ma#e for ood, he ma#eth for e4il; for man is i4en to hasty $deeds%. #%! 3e ha4e made the ?i ht and the Day as two $of :ur% Si ns; the Si n of the ?i ht ha4e 3e obscured, while the Si n of the Day 3e ha4e made to enli hten you; that ye may see# bounty from your 1ord, and that ye may #now the number and count of the years; all thin s ha4e 3e eC"lained in detail. #&! B4ery manDs fate 3e ha4e fastened on his own nec#; :n the Day of Jud ment 3e shall brin out for him a scroll, which he will see s"read o"en. #'! $It will be said to him;% <6ead thine $own% record; Sufficient is thy soul this day to ma#e out an account a ainst thee.< #(! 3ho recei4eth uidance, recei4eth it for his own benefit; who oeth astray doth so to his own loss; ?o bearer of burdens can bear the burden of another; nor would 3e 4isit with :ur 3rath until 3e had sent an a"ostle $to i4e warnin %. #)! 3hen 3e decide to destroy a "o"ulation, 3e $first% send a definite order to those amon them who are i4en the ood thin s of this life and yet trans ress; so that the word is "ro4ed true a ainst them; then $it is% 3e destroy them utterly.

#*! 7ow many enerations ha4e 3e destroyed after ?oah> and enou h is thy 1ord to note and see the sins of 7is ser4ants. #-! If any do wish for the transitory thin s $of this life%, 3e readily rant them @ such thin s as 3e will, to such "erson as 3e will; in the end ha4e 3e "ro4ided 7ell for them; they will burn therein, dis raced and re8ected. #.! !hose who do wish for the $thin s of% the 7ereafter, and stri4e therefor with all due stri4in , and ha4e 9aith,@ they are the ones whose stri4in is acce"table $to Allah.. %/! :f the bounties of thy 1ord 3e bestow freely on all@ !hese as well as those; !he bounties of thy 1ord are not closed $to anyone%. %#! See how 3e ha4e bestowed more on some than on others; but 4erily the 7ereafter is more in ran# and radation and more in eCcellence. %%! !a#e not with Allah another ob8ect of worshi"; or thou $: man=% wilt sit in dis race and destitution. %&! !hy 1ord hath decreed that ye worshi" none but 7im, and that ye be #ind to "arents. 3hether one or both of them attain old a e in thy life, say not to them a word of contem"t, nor re"el them, but address them in terms of honour. %'! And, out of #indness, lower to them the win of humility, and say; <My 1ord= bestow on them thy Mercy e4en as they cherished me in childhood.< %(! Eour 1ord #noweth best what is in your hearts; If ye do deeds of ri hteousness, 4erily 7e is Most 9or i4in to those who turn to 7im a ain and a ain $in true "enitence%. %)! And render to the #indred their due ri hts, as $also% to those in want, and to the wayfarer; 2ut sFuander not $your wealth% in the manner of a s"endthrift. %*! Ierily s"endthrifts are brothers of the B4il :nes; and the B4il :ne is to his 1ord $himself% un rateful. %-! And e4en if thou hast to turn away from them in "ursuit of the Mercy from thy 1ord which thou dost eC"ect, yet s"ea# to them a word of easy #indness. %.! Ma#e not thy hand tied $li#e a ni ardDs% to thy nec#, nor stretch it forth to its utmost reach, so that thou become blameworthy and destitute. &/! Ierily thy 1ord doth "ro4ide sustenance in abundance for whom 7e "leaseth, and 7e "ro4ideth in a 8ust measure. 9or 7e doth #now and re ard all 7is ser4ants. &#! Hill not your children for fear of want; 3e shall "ro4ide sustenance for them as well as for you. Ierily the #illin of them is a reat sin.

&%! ?or come ni h to adultery; for it is a shameful $deed% and an e4il, o"enin the road $to other e4ils%. &&! ?or ta#e life @ which Allah has made sacred @ eCce"t for 8ust cause. And if anyone is slain wron fully, we ha4e i4en his heir authority $to demand Fisas or to for i4e%; but let him nor eCceed bounds in the matter of ta#in life; for he is hel"ed $by the 1aw%. &'! Come not ni h to the or"hanDs "ro"erty eCce"t to im"ro4e it, until he attains the a e of full stren th; and fulfil $e4ery% en a ement, for $e4ery% en a ement will be enFuired into $on the Day of 6ec#onin %. &(! Gi4e full measure when ye measure, and wei h with a balance that is strai ht; that is the most fittin and the most ad4anta eous in the final determination. &)! And "ursue not that of which thou hast no #nowled e; for e4ery act of hearin , or of seein or of $feelin in% the heart will be enFuired into $on the Day of 6ec#onin %. &*! ?or wal# on the earth with insolence; for thou canst not rend the earth asunder, nor reach the mountains in hei ht. &-! :f all such thin s the e4il is hateful in the si ht of thy 1ord. &.! !hese are amon the $"rece"ts of% wisdom, which thy 1ord has re4ealed to thee. !a#e not, with Allah, another ob8ect of worshi", lest thou shouldst be thrown into 7ell, blameworthy and re8ected. '/! 7as then your 1ord $: Pa ans=% "referred for you sons, and ta#en for 7imself dau hters amon the an els> !ruly ye utter a most dreadful sayin = '#! 3e ha4e eC"lained $thin s% in 4arious $ways% in this GurDan, in order that they may recei4e admonition, but it only increases their fli ht $from the !ruth%= '%! Say; If there had been $other% ods with 7im, as they say,@ behold, they would certainly ha4e sou ht out a way to the 1ord of the !hrone= '&! Glory to 7im= 7e is hi h abo4e all that they say=@ BCalted and Great $beyond measure%= ''! !he se4en hea4ens and the earth, and all bein s therein, declare 7is lory; there is not a thin but celebrates 7is "raise; And yet ye understand not how they declare 7is lory= Ierily 7e is :ft@9orbear, Most 9or i4in = '(! 3hen thou dost recite the GurDan, 3e "ut, between thee and those who belie4e not in the 7ereafter, a 4eil in4isible;

')! And 3e "ut co4erin s o4er their hearts $and minds% lest they should understand the GurDan, and deafness into their ears; when thou dost commemorate thy 1ord and 7im alone in the GurDan, they turn on their bac#s, fleein $from the !ruth%. '*! 3e #now best why it is they listen, when they listen to thee; and when they meet in "ri4ate conference, behold, the wic#ed say, <Ee follow none other than a man bewitched=< '-! See what similes they stri#e for thee; but they ha4e one astray, and ne4er can they find a way. '.! !hey say; <3hat= when we are reduced to bones and dust, should we really be raised u" $to be% a new creation>< (/! Say; <$?ay=% be ye stones or iron, (#! <:r created matter which, in your minds, is hardest $to be raised u"%,@ $Eet shall ye be raised u"%=< then will they say; <3ho will cause us to return>< Say; <7e who created you first=< !hen will they wa their heads towards thee, and say, <3hen will that be>< Say, <May be it will be Fuite soon= (%! <It will be on a Day when 7e will call you, and ye will answer $7is call% with $words of% 7is "raise, and ye will thin# that ye tarried but a little while=< (&! Say to My ser4ants that they should $only% say those thin s that are best; for Satan doth sow dissensions amon them; 9or Satan is to man an a4owed enemy. ('! It is your 1ord that #noweth you best; If 7e "lease, 7e ranteth you mercy, or if 7e "lease, "unishment; 3e ha4e not sent thee to be a dis"oser of their affairs for them. ((! And it is your 1ord that #noweth best all bein s that are in the hea4ens and on earth; 3e did bestow on some "ro"hets more $and other% ifts than on others; and 3e a4e to Da4id $the ift of% the Psalms. ()! Say; <Call on those @ besides 7im @ whom ye fancy; they ha4e neither the "ower to remo4e your troubles from you nor to chan e them.< (*! !hose whom they call u"on do desire $for themsel4es% means of access to their 1ord, @ e4en those who are nearest; they ho"e for 7is Mercy and fear 7is 3rath; for the 3rath of thy 1ord is somethin to ta#e heed of. (-! !here is not a "o"ulation but 3e shall destroy it before the Day of Jud ment or "unish it with a dreadful Penalty; that is written in the $eternal% 6ecord.

(.! And 3e refrain from sendin the si ns, only because the men of former enerations treated them as false; 3e sent the she@camel to the !hamud to o"en their eyes, but they treated her wron fully; 3e only send the Si ns by way of terror $and warnin from e4il%. )/! 2ehold= 3e told thee that thy 1ord doth encom"ass man#ind round about; 3e ranted the 4ision which 3e showed thee, but as a trial for men,@ as also the Cursed !ree $mentioned% in the GurDan; 3e "ut terror $and warnin % into them, but it only increases their inordinate trans ression= )#! 2ehold= 3e said to the an els; <2ow down unto Adam<; !hey bowed down eCce"t Iblis; 7e said, <Shall I bow down to one whom !hou didst create from clay>< )%! 7e said; <Seest !hou> this is the one whom !hou hast honoured abo4e me= If !hou wilt but res"ite me to the Day of Jud ment, I will surely brin his descendants under my sway @ all but a few=< )&! $$Allah%% said; <Go thy way; if any of them follow thee, 4erily 7ell will be the recom"ense of you $all%@ an am"le recom"ense. )'! <1ead to destruction those whom thou canst amon them, with thy $seducti4e% 4oice; ma#e assaults on them with thy ca4alry and thy infantry; mutually share with them wealth and children; and ma#e "romises to them.< 2ut Satan "romises them nothin but deceit. )(! <As for My ser4ants, no authority shalt thou ha4e o4er them;< Bnou h is thy 1ord for a Dis"oser of affairs. ))! Eour 1ord is 7e !hat ma#eth the Shi" o smoothly for you throu h the sea, in order that ye may see# of his 2ounty. 9or he is unto you most Merciful. )*! 3hen distress seiAes you at sea, those that ye call u"on @ besides 7imself @ lea4e you in the lurch= but when 7e brin s you bac# safe to land, ye turn away $from 7im%. Most un rateful is man= )-! Do ye then feel secure that 7e will not cause you to be swallowed u" beneath the earth when ye are on land, or that 7e will not send a ainst you a 4iolent tornado $with showers of stones% so that ye shall find no one to carry out your affairs for you> ).! :r do ye feel secure that 7e will not send you bac# a second time to sea and send a ainst you a hea4y ale to drown you because of your in ratitude, so that ye find no hel"er. !herein a ainst 5s> */! 3e ha4e honoured the sons of Adam; "ro4ided them with trans"ort on land and sea; i4en them for sustenance thin s ood and "ure; and conferred on them s"ecial fa4ours, abo4e a reat "art of our creation.

*#! :ne day 3e shall call to ether all human bein s with their $res"ecti4e% Imams; those who are i4en their record in their ri ht hand will read it $with "leasure%, and they will not be dealt with un8ustly in the least. *%! 2ut those who were blind in this world, will be blind in the hereafter, and most astray from the Path. *&! And their "ur"ose was to tem"t thee away from that which 3e had re4ealed unto thee, to substitute in our name somethin Fuite different; $in that case%, behold= they would certainly ha4e made thee $their% friend= *'! And had 3e not i4en thee stren th, thou wouldst nearly ha4e inclined to them a little. *(! In that case 3e should ha4e made thee taste an eFual "ortion $of "unishment% in this life, and an eFual "ortion in death; and moreo4er thou wouldst ha4e found none to hel" thee a ainst 5s= *)! !heir "ur"ose was to scare thee off the land, in order to eC"el thee; but in that case they would not ha4e stayed $therein% after thee, eCce"t for a little while. **! $!his was :ur% way with the a"ostles 3e sent before thee; thou wilt find no chan e in :ur ways. *-! Bstablish re ular "rayers @ at the sunDs decline till the dar#ness of the ni ht, and the mornin "rayer and readin ; for the "rayer and readin in the mornin carry their testimony. *.! And "ray in the small watches of the mornin ; $it would be% an additional "rayer $or s"iritual "rofit% for thee; soon will thy 1ord raise thee to a Station of Praise and Glory= -/! Say; <: my 1ord= 1et my entry be by the Gate of !ruth and 7onour, and li#ewise my eCit by the Gate of !ruth and 7onour; and rant me from !hy Presence an authority to aid $me%.< -#! And say; <!ruth has $now% arri4ed, and 9alsehood "erished; for 9alsehood is $by its nature% bound to "erish.< -%! 3e send down $sta e by sta e% in the GurDan that which is a healin and a mercy to those who belie4e; to the un8ust it causes nothin but loss after loss. -&! Eet when 3e bestow :ur fa4ours on man, he turns away and becomes remote on his side $instead of comin to 5s%, and when e4il seiAes him he i4es himself u" to des"air= -'! Say; <B4eryone acts accordin to his own dis"osition; 2ut your 1ord #nows best who it is that is best uided on the 3ay.<

-(! !hey as# thee concernin the S"irit $of ins"iration%. Say; <!he S"irit $cometh% by command of my 1ord; of #nowled e it is only a little that is communicated to you, $: men=%< -)! If it were :ur 3ill, 3e could ta#e away that which 3e ha4e sent thee by ins"iration;then wouldst thou find none to "lead thy affair in that matter as a ainst 5s,@ -*! BCce"t for Mercy from thy 1ord; for his bounty is to thee $indeed% reat. --! Say; <If the whole of man#ind and Jinns were to ather to ether to "roduce the li#e of this GurDan, they could not "roduce the li#e thereof, e4en if they bac#ed u" each other with hel" and su""ort. -.! And 3e ha4e eC"lained to man, in this GurDan, e4ery #ind of similitude; yet the reater "art of men refuse $to recei4e it% eCce"t with in ratitude= ./! !hey say; <3e shall not belie4e in thee, until thou cause a s"rin to ush forth for us from the earth, .#! <:r $until% thou ha4e a arden of date trees and 4ines, and cause ri4ers to ush forth in their midst, carryin abundant water; .%! <:r thou cause the s#y to fall in "ieces, as thou sayest $will ha""en%, a ainst us; or thou brin Allah and the an els before $us% face to face; .&! <:r thou ha4e a house adorned with old, or thou mount a ladder ri ht into the s#ies. ?o, we shall not e4en belie4e in thy mountin until thou send down to us a boo# that we could read.< Say; <Glory to my 1ord= Am I au ht but a man,@ an a"ostle>< .'! 3hat #e"t men bac# from belief when Guidance came to them, was nothin but this; they said, <7as Allah sent a man $li#e us% to be $7is% Messen er.< .(! Say, <If there were settled, on earth, an els wal#in about in "eace and Fuiet, 3e should certainly ha4e sent them down from the hea4ens an an el for an a"ostle.< .)! Say; <Bnou h is Allah for a witness between me and you; for 7e is well acFuainted with 7is ser4ants, and 7e sees $all thin s%. .*! It is he whom Allah uides, that is on true Guidance; but he whom 7e lea4es astray @ for such wilt thou find no "rotector besides 7im. :n the Day of Jud ment 3e shall ather, them to ether, "rone on their faces, blind, dumb, and deaf; their abode will be 7ell; e4ery time it shows abatement, 3e shall increase from them the fierceness of the 9ire. .-! !hat is their recom"ense, because they re8ected :ur si ns, and said, <3hen we are reduced to bones and bro#en dust, should we really be raised u" $to be% a new Creation><

..! See they not that Allah, 3ho created the hea4ens and the earth, has "ower to create the li#e of them $anew%> :nly 7e has decreed a term a""ointed, of which there is no doubt. 2ut the un8ust refuse $to recei4e it% eCce"t with in ratitude. #//! Say; <If ye had control of the !reasures of the Mercy of my 1ord, behold, ye would #ee" them bac#, for fear of s"endin them; for man is $e4ery% ni ardly=< #/#! !o Moses 3e did i4e ?ine Clear Sin s; As the Children of Israel; when he came to them, Pharaoh said to him; <: Moses= I consider thee, indeed, to ha4e been wor#ed u"on by sorcery= #/%! Moses said, <!hou #nowest well that these thin s ha4e been sent down by none but the 1ord of the hea4ens and the earth as eye@o"enin e4idence; and I consider thee indeed, : Pharaoh, to be one doomed to destruction=< #/&! So he resol4ed to remo4e them from the face of the earth; but 3e did drown him and all who were with him. #/'! And 3e said thereafter to the Children of Israel, <Dwell securely in the land $of "romise%<; but when the second of the warnin s came to "ass, 3e athered you to ether in a min led crowd. #/(! 3e sent down the $GurDan% in !ruth, and in !ruth has it descended; and 3e sent thee but to i4e Glad !idin s and to warn $sinners%. #/)! $It is% a GurDan which 3e ha4e di4ided $into "arts from time to time%, in order that thou mi htest recite it to men at inter4als; 3e ha4e re4ealed it by sta es. #/*! Say; <3hether ye belie4e in it or not, it is true that those who were i4en #nowled e beforehand, when it is recited to them, fall down on their faces in humble "rostration, #/-! <And they say; DGlory to our 1ord= !ruly has the "romise of our 1ord been fulfilled=D< #/.! !hey fall down on their faces in tears, and it increases their $earnest% humility. ##/! Say; <Call u"on Allah, or call u"on 6ahman; by whate4er name ye call u"on 7im, $it is well%; for to 7im belon the Most 2eautiful ?ames. ?either s"ea# thy Prayer aloud, nor s"ea# it in a low tone, but see# a middle course between.< ###! Say; <Praise be to Allah, who be ets no son, and has no "artner in $7is% dominion; ?or $needs% 7e any to "rotect 7im from humiliation; yea, ma nify 7im for 7is reatness and lory=<

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In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
#! Praise be to Allah, 3ho hath sent to 7is Ser4ant the 2oo#, and hath allowed therein no Croo#edness; %! $7e hath made it% Strai ht $and Clear% in order that 7e may warn $the odless% of a terrible Punishment from 7im, and that 7e may i4e Glad !idin s to the 2elie4ers who wor# ri hteous deeds, that they shall ha4e a oodly 6eward, &! 3herein they shall remain for e4er; '! 9urther, that 7e may warn those $also% who say, <$Allah% hath be otten a son<; (! ?o #nowled e ha4e they of such a thin , nor had their fathers. It is a rie4ous thin that issues from their mouths as a sayin what they say is nothin but falsehood= )! !hou wouldst only, "erchance, fret thyself to death, followin after them, in rief, if they belie4e not in this Messa e. *! !hat which is on earth we ha4e made but as a litterin show for the earth, in order that 3e may test them @ as to which of them are best in conduct. -! Ierily what is on earth we shall ma#e but as dust and dry soil $without rowth or herba e%. .! :r dost thou reflect that the Com"anions of the Ca4e and of the Inscri"tion were wonders amon :ur Si n> #/! 2ehold, the youths betoo# themsel4es to the Ca4e; they said, <:ur 1ord= bestow on us Mercy from !hyself, and dis"ose of our affair for us in the ri ht way=< ##! !hen 3e draw $a 4eil% o4er their ears, for a number of years, in the Ca4e, $so that they heard not%; #%! !hen 3e roused them, in order to test which of the two "arties was best at calculatin the term of years they had tarried= #&! 3e relate to thee their story in truth; they were youths who belie4ed in their 1ord, and 3e ad4anced them in uidance;

#'! 3e a4e stren th to their hearts; 2ehold, they stood u" and said; <:ur 1ord is the 1ord of the hea4ens and of the earth; ne4er shall we call u"on any od other than 7im; if we did, we should indeed ha4e uttered an enormity= #(! <!hese our "eo"le ha4e ta#en for worshi" ods other than 7im; why do they not brin forward an authority clear $and con4incin % for what they do> 3ho doth more wron than such as in4ent a falsehood a ainst Allah. #)! <3hen ye turn away from them and the thin s they worshi" other than Allah, beta#e yoursel4es to the Ca4e; Eour 1ord will shower 7is mercies on you and dis"oses of your affair towards comfort and ease.< #*! !hou wouldst ha4e seen the sun, when it rose, declinin to the ri ht from their Ca4e, and when it set, turnin away from them to the left, while they lay in the o"en s"ace in the midst of the Ca4e. Such are amon the Si ns of Allah. 7e whom Allah, uides is ri htly uided; but he whom Allah lea4es to stray,@ for him wilt thou find no "rotector to lead him to the 6i ht 3ay. #-! !hou wouldst ha4e deemed them awa#e, whilst they were aslee", and 3e turned them on their ri ht and on their left sides; their do stretchin forth his two fore@le s on the threshold; if thou hadst come u" on to them, thou wouldst ha4e certainly turned bac# from them in fli ht, and wouldst certainly ha4e been filled with terror of them. #.! Such $bein their state%, we raised them u" $from slee"%, that they mi ht Fuestion each other. Said one of them, <7ow lon ha4e ye stayed $here%>< !hey said, <3e ha4e stayed $"erha"s% a day, or "art of a day.< $At len th% they $all% said, <$Allah% $alone% #nows best how lon ye ha4e stayed here.... ?ow send ye then one of you with this money of yours to the town; let him find out which is the best food $to be had% and brin some to you, that $ye may% satisfy your hun er therewith; And let him beha4e with care and courtesy, and let him not inform any one about you. %/! <9or if they should come u"on you, they would stone you or force you to return to their cult, and in that case ye would ne4er attain "ros"erity.< %#! !hus did 3e ma#e their case #nown to the "eo"le, that they mi ht #now that the "romise of Allah is true, and that there can be no doubt about the 7our of Jud ment. 2ehold, they dis"ute amon themsel4es as to their affair. $Some% said, <Construct a buildin o4er them<; !heir 1ord #nows best about them; those who "re4ailed o4er their affair said, <1et us surely build a "lace of worshi" o4er them.< %%! $Some% say they were three, the do bein the fourth amon them; $others% say they were fi4e, the do bein the siCth,@ doubtfully uessin at the un#nown; $yet others% say they were se4en, the do bein the ei hth. Say thou; <My 1ord #noweth best their number; It is but few that #now their $real case%.< Bnter not, therefore, into contro4ersies concernin them, eCce"t on a matter that is clear, nor consult any of them about $the affair of% the Slee"ers.

%&! ?or say of anythin , <I shall be sure to do so and so tomorrow<@ %'! 3ithout addin , <So "lease Allah.< and call thy 1ord to mind when thou for ettest, and say, <I ho"e that my 1ord will uide me e4er closer $e4en% than this to the ri ht road.< %(! So they stayed in their Ca4e three hundred years, and $some% add nine $more% %)! Say; <$Allah% #nows best how lon they stayed; with 7im is $the #nowled e of% the secrets of the hea4ens and the earth; how clearly 7e sees, how finely 7e hears $e4erythin %= !hey ha4e no "rotector other than 7im; nor does 7e share 7is Command with any "erson whatsoe4er. %*! And recite $and teach% what has been re4ealed to thee of the 2oo# of thy 1ord; none can chan e 7is 3ords, and none wilt thou find as a refu e other than 7im. %-! And #ee" thy soul content with those who call on their 1ord mornin and e4enin , see#in 7is 9ace; and let not thine eyes "ass beyond them, see#in the "om" and litter of this 1ife; no obey any whose heart 3e ha4e "ermitted to ne lect the remembrance of 5s, one who follows his own desires, whose case has one beyond all bounds. %.! Say, <!he truth is from your 1ord<; 1et him who will belie4e, and let him who will, re8ect $it%; for the wron @doers 3e ha4e "re"ared a 9ire whose $smo#e and flames%, li#e the walls and roof of a tent, will hem them in; if they im"lore relief they will be ranted water li#e melted brass, that will scald their faces, how dreadful the drin#= 7ow uncomfortable a couch to recline on= &/! As to those who belie4e and wor# ri hteousness, 4erily 3e shall not suffer to "erish the reward of any who do a $sin le% ri hteous deed. &#! 9or them will be Gardens of Bternity; beneath them ri4ers will flow; they will be adorned therein with bracelets of old, and they will wear reen arments of fine sil# and hea4y brocade; !hey will recline therein on raised thrones. 7ow ood the recom"ense= 7ow beautiful a couch to recline on= &%! Set forth to them the "arable of two men; for one of them 3e "ro4ided two ardens of ra"e@4ines and surrounded them with date "alms; in between the two 3e "laced corn@ fields. &&! Bach of those ardens brou ht forth its "roduce, and failed not in the least therein; in the midst of them 3e caused a ri4er to flow. &'! $Abundant% was the "roduce this man had ; he said to his com"anion, in the course of a mutual ar ument; <more wealth ha4e I than you, and more honour and "ower in $my followin of% men.<

&(! 7e went into his arden in a state $of mind% un8ust to his soul; 7e said, <I deem not that this will e4er "erish, &)! <?or do I deem that the 7our $of Jud ment% will $e4er% come; B4en if I am brou ht bac# to my 1ord, I shall surely find $there% somethin better in eCchan e.< &*! 7is com"anion said to him, in the course of the ar ument with him; <Dost thou deny 7im 3ho created thee out of dust, then out of a s"erm@dro", then fashioned thee into a man> &-! <2ut $I thin#% for my "art that 7e is Allah, My 1ord, and none shall I associate with my 1ord. &.! <3hy didst thou not, as thou wentest into thy arden, say; D$Allah%Ds will $be done%= !here is no "ower but with Allah.D If thou dost see me less than thee in wealth and sons, '/! <It may be that my 1ord will i4e me somethin better than thy arden, and that 7e will send on thy arden thunderbolts $by way of rec#onin % from hea4en, ma#in it $but% sli""ery sand=@ '#! <:r the water of the arden will run off under round so that thou wilt ne4er be able to find it.< '%! So his fruits $and en8oyment% were encom"assed $with ruin%, and he remained twistin and turnin his hands o4er what he had s"ent on his "ro"erty, which had $now% tumbled to "ieces to its 4ery foundations, and he could only say, <3oe is me= 3ould I had ne4er ascribed "artners to my 1ord and Cherisher=< '&! ?or had he numbers to hel" him a ainst Allah, nor was he able to deli4er himself. ''! !here, the $only% "rotection comes from Allah, the !rue :ne. 7e is the 2est to reward, and the 2est to i4e success. '(! Set forth to them the similitude of the life of this world; It is li#e the rain which we send down from the s#ies; the earthDs 4e etation absorbs it, but soon it becomes dry stubble, which the winds do scatter; it is $only% Allah who "re4ails o4er all thin s. ')! 3ealth and sons are allurements of the life of this world; 2ut the thin s that endure, ood deeds, are best in the si ht of thy 1ord, as rewards, and best as $the foundation for% ho"es. '*! :ne Day 3e shall remo4e the mountains, and thou wilt see the earth as a le4el stretch, and 3e shall ather them, all to ether, nor shall 3e lea4e out any one of them.

'-! And they will be marshalled before thy 1ord in ran#s, $with the announcement%, <?ow ha4e ye come to 5s $bare% as 3e created you first; aye, ye thou ht 3e shall not fulfil the a""ointment made to you to meet $5s%=<; '.! And the 2oo# $of Deeds% will be "laced $before you%; and thou wilt see the sinful in reat terror because of what is $recorded% therein; they will say, <Ah= woe to us= what a 2oo# is this= It lea4es out nothin small or reat, but ta#es account thereof=< !hey will find all that they did, "laced before them; And not one will thy 1ord treat with in8ustice. (/! 2ehold= 3e said to the an els, <2ow down to Adam<; !hey bowed down eCce"t Iblis. 7e was one of the Jinns, and he bro#e the Command of his 1ord. 3ill ye then ta#e him and his "ro eny as "rotectors rather than Me> And they are enemies to you= B4il would be the eCchan e for the wron @doers= (#! I called them not to witness the creation of the hea4ens and the earth, nor $e4en% their own creation; nor is it for hel"ers such as Me to ta#e as lead $men% astray= (%! :ne Day 7e will say, <Call on those whom ye thou ht to be My "artners,< and they will call on them, but they will not listen to them; and 3e shall ma#e for them a "lace of common "erdition. (&! And the Sinful shall see the fire and a""rehend that they ha4e to fall therein; no means will they find to turn away therefrom. ('! 3e ha4e eC"lained in detail in this GurDan, for the benefit of man#ind, e4ery #ind of similitude; but man is, in most thin s, contentious. ((! And what is there to #ee" bac# men from belie4in , now that Guidance has come to them, nor from "rayin for for i4eness from their 1ord, but that $they as# that% the ways of the ancients be re"eated with them, or the 3rath be brou ht to them face to face> ()! 3e only send the a"ostles to i4e Glad !idin s and to i4e warnin s; 2ut the unbelie4ers dis"ute with 4ain ar ument, in order therewith to wea#en the truth, and they treat My Si ns as a 8est, as also the fact that they are warned= (*! And who doth more wron than one who is reminded of the Si ns of his 1ord, but turns away from them, for ettin the $deeds% which his hands ha4e sent forth> Ierily 3e ha4e set 4eils o4er their hearts lest they should understand this, and o4er their ears, deafness, if thou callest them to uidance, e4en then will they ne4er acce"t uidance. (-! 2ut your 1ord is Most for i4in , full of Mercy. If 7e were to call them $at once% to account for what they ha4e earned, then surely 7e would ha4e earned, then surely 7e would ha4e hastened their "unishment; but they ha4e their a""ointed time, beyond which they will find no refu e.

(.! Such were the "o"ulations we destroyed when they committed iniFuities; but we fiCed an a""ointed time for their destruction. )/! 2ehold, Moses said to his attendant, <I will not i4e u" until I reach the 8unction of the two seas or $until% I s"end years and years in tra4el.< )#! 2ut when they reached the Junction, they for ot $about% their 9ish, which too# its course throu h the sea $strai ht% as in a tunnel. )%! 3hen they had "assed on $some distance%, Moses said to his attendant; <2rin us our early meal; truly we ha4e suffered much fati ue at this $sta e of% our 8ourney.< )&! 7e re"lied; <Sawest thou $what ha""ened% when we betoo# oursel4es to the roc#> I did indeed for et $about% the 9ish; none but Satan made me for et to tell $you% about it; it too# its course throu h the sea in a mar4ellous way=< )'! Moses said; <!hat was what we were see#in after;< So they went bac# on their footste"s, followin $the "ath they had come%. )(! So they found one of :ur ser4ants, on whom 3e had bestowed Mercy from :ursel4es and whom 3e had tau ht #nowled e from :ur own Presence. ))! Moses said to him; <May I follow thee, on the footin that thou teach me somethin of the $7i her% !ruth which thou hast been tau ht>< )*! $!he other% said; <Ierily thou wilt not be able to ha4e "atience with me=< )-! <And how canst thou ha4e "atience about thin s about which thy understandin is not com"lete>< ).! Moses said; <!hou wilt find me, if Allah so will, $truly% "atient; nor shall I disobey thee in au ht.< */! !he other said; <If then thou wouldst follow me, as# me no Fuestions about anythin until I myself s"ea# to thee concernin it.< *#! So they both "roceeded; until, when they were in the boat, he scuttled it. Said Moses; <7ast thou scuttled it in order to drown those in it> !ruly a stran e thin hast thou done=< *%! 7e answered; <Did I not tell thee that thou canst ha4e no "atience with me>< *&! Moses said; <6ebu#e me not for for ettin , nor rie4e me by raisin difficulties in my case.<

*'! !hen they "roceeded; until, when they met a youn man, he slew him. Moses said; <7ast thou slain an innocent "erson who had slain none> !ruly a foul $unheard of% thin hast thou done=< *(! 7e answered; <Did I not tell thee that thou canst ha4e no "atience with me>< *)! $Moses% said; <If e4er I as# thee about anythin after this, #ee" me not in thy com"any; then wouldst thou ha4e recei4ed $full% eCcuse from my side.< **! !hen they "roceeded; until, when they came to the inhabitants of a town, they as#ed them for food, but they refused them hos"itality. !hey found there a wall on the "oint of fallin down, but he set it u" strai ht. $Moses% said; <If thou hadst wished, surely thou couldst ha4e eCacted some recom"ense for it=< *-! 7e answered; <!his is the "artin between me and thee; now will I tell thee the inter"retation of $those thin s% o4er which thou wast unable to hold "atience. *.! <As for the boat, it belon ed to certain men in dire want; they "lied on the water; I but wished to render it unser4iceable, for there was after them a certain #in who seiAed on e4ery boat by force. -/! <As for the youth, his "arents were "eo"le of 9aith, and we feared that he would rie4e them by obstinate rebellion and in ratitude $to Allah and man%. -#! <So we desired that their 1ord would i4e them in eCchan e $a son% better in "urity $of conduct% and closer in affection. -%! <As for the wall, it belon ed to two youths, or"hans, in the !own; there was, beneath it, a buried treasure, to which they were entitled; their father had been a ri hteous man; So thy 1ord desired that they should attain their a e of full stren th and et out their treasure @ a mercy $and fa4our% from thy 1ord. I did it not of my own accord. Such is the inter"retation of $those thin s% o4er which thou wast unable to hold "atience.< -&! !hey as# thee concernin Jul@Farnain. Say, <I will rehearse to you somethin of his story.< -'! Ierily 3e established his "ower on earth, and 3e a4e him the ways and the means to all ends. -(! :ne $such% way he followed, -)! 5ntil, when he reached the settin of the sun, he found it set in a s"rin of mur#y water; ?ear it he found a Peo"le; 3e said; <: Jul@Farnain= $thou hast authority,% either to "unish them, or to treat them with #indness.<

-*! 7e said; <3hoe4er doth wron , him shall we "unish; then shall he be sent bac# to his 1ord; and 7e will "unish him with a "unishment unheard@of $before%. --! <2ut whoe4er belie4es, and wor#s ri hteousness,@ he shall ha4e a oodly reward, and easy will be his tas# as 3e order it by our Command.< -.! !hen followed he $another% way, ./! 5ntil, when he came to the risin of the sun, he found it risin on a "eo"le for whom 3e had "ro4ided no co4erin "rotection a ainst the sun. .#! $7e left them% as they were; 3e com"letely understood what was before him. .%! !hen followed he $another% way, .&! 5ntil, when he reached $a tract% between two mountains, he found, beneath them, a "eo"le who scarcely understood a word. .'! !hey said; <: Jul@Farnain= the Go and Ma o $Peo"le% do reat mischief on earth; shall we then render thee tribute in order that thou mi htest erect a barrier between us and them> .(! 7e said; <$!he "ower% in which my 1ord has established me is better $than tribute%; 7el" me therefore with stren th $and labour%; I will erect a stron barrier between you and them; .)! <2rin me bloc#s of iron.< At len th, when he had filled u" the s"ace between the two stee" mountain@sides, 7e said, <2low $with your bellows%< !hen, when he had made it $red% as fire, he said; <2rin me, that I may "our o4er it, molten lead.< .*! !hus were they made "owerless to scale it or to di throu h it. .-! 7e said; <!his is a mercy from my 1ord; 2ut when the "romise of my 1ord comes to "ass, 7e will ma#e it into dust; and the "romise of my 1ord is true.< ..! :n that day 3e shall lea4e them to sur e li#e wa4es on one another; the trum"et will be blown, and 3e shall collect them all to ether. #//! And 3e shall "resent 7ell that day for 5nbelie4ers to see, all s"read out,@ #/#! $5nbelie4ers% whose eyes had been under a 4eil from remembrance of Me, and who had been unable e4en to hear. #/%! Do the 5nbelie4ers thin# that they can ta#e My ser4ants as "rotectors besides Me> Ierily 3e ha4e "re"ared 7ell for the 5nbelie4ers for $their% entertainment.

#/&! Say; <Shall we tell you of those who lose most in res"ect of their deeds>@ #/'! <!hose whose efforts ha4e been wasted in this life, while they thou ht that they were acFuirin ood by their wor#s>< #/(! !hey are those who deny the Si ns of their 1ord and the fact of their ha4in to meet 7im $in the 7ereafter%; 4ain will be their wor#s, nor shall 3e, on the Day of Jud ment, i4e them any wei ht. #/)! !hat is their reward, 7ell, because they re8ected 9aith, and too# My Si ns and My Messen ers by way of 8est. #/*! As to those who belie4e and wor# ri hteous deeds, they ha4e, for their entertainment, the Gardens of Paradise, #/-! 3herein they shall dwell $for aye%; no chan e will they wish for from them. #/.! Say; <If the ocean were in# $wherewith to write out% the words of my 1ord, sooner would the ocean be eChausted than would the words of my 1ord, e4en if we added another ocean li#e it, for its aid.< ##/! Say; <I am but a man li#e yoursel4es, $but% the ins"iration has come to me, that your Allah is one Allah. whoe4er eC"ects to meet his 1ord, let him wor# ri hteousness, and, in the worshi" of his 1ord, admit no one as "artner.

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In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
#! Haf. 7a. Ea. DAin. Sad. %! $!his is% a recital of the Mercy of thy 1ord to 7is ser4ant Ja#ariya. &! 2ehold= he cried to his 1ord in secret, '! Prayin ; <: my 1ord= infirm indeed are my bones, and the hair of my head doth listen with rey; but ne4er am I unblest, : my 1ord, in my "rayer to !hee=

(! <?ow I fear $what% my relati4es $and collea ues% $will do% after me; but my wife is barren; so i4e me an heir as from !hyself,@ )! <$:ne that% will $truly% re"resent me, and re"resent the "osterity of Jacob; and ma#e him, : my 1ord= one with whom !hou art well@"leased=< *! $7is "rayer was answered%; <: Ja#ariya= 3e i4e thee ood news of a son; 7is name shall be Eahya; on none by that name ha4e 3e conferred distinction before.< -! 7e said; <: my 1ord= 7ow shall I ha4e a son, when my wife is barren and I ha4e rown Fuite decre"it from old a e>< .! 7e said; <So $it will be% thy 1ord saith, Dthat is easy for Me; I did indeed create thee before, when thou hadst been nothin =D< #/! $Ja#ariya% said; <: my 1ord= i4e me a Si n.< <!hy Si n,< was the answer, <Shall be that thou shalt s"ea# to no man for three ni hts, althou h thou art not dumb.< ##! So Ja#ariya came out to his "eo"le from him chamber; 7e told them by si ns to celebrate Allah.s "raises in the mornin and in the e4enin . #%! $!o his son came the command%; <: Eahya= ta#e hold of the 2oo# with mi ht<; and 3e a4e him 3isdom e4en as a youth, #&! And "iety $for all creatures% as from 5s, and "urity; 7e was de4out, #'! And #ind to his "arents, and he was not o4erbearin or rebellious. #(! So Peace on him the day he was born, the day that he dies, and the day that he will be raised u" to life $a ain%= #)! 6elate in the 2oo# $the story of% Mary, when she withdrew from her family to a "lace in the Bast. #*! She "laced a screen $to screen herself% from them; then 3e sent her our an el, and he a""eared before her as a man in all res"ects. #-! She said; <I see# refu e from thee to $$Allah%% Most Gracious; $come not near% if thou dost fear Allah.< #.! 7e said; <?ay, I am only a messen er from thy 1ord, $to announce% to thee the ift of a holy son. %/! She said; <7ow shall I ha4e a son, seein that no man has touched me, and I am not unchaste><

%#! 7e said; <So $it will be%; !hy 1ord saith, Dthat is easy for Me; and $3e wish% to a""oint him as a Si n unto men and a Mercy from 5sD;It is a matter $so% decreed.< %%! So she concei4ed him, and she retired with him to a remote "lace. %&! And the "ains of childbirth dro4e her to the trun# of a "alm@tree; She cried $in her an uish%; <Ah= would that I had died before this= would that I had been a thin for otten and out of si ht=< %'! 2ut $a 4oice% cried to her from beneath the $"alm@tree%; <Grie4e not= for thy 1ord hath "ro4ided a ri4ulet beneath thee; %(! <And sha#e towards thyself the trun# of the "alm@tree; It will let fall fresh ri"e dates u"on thee. %)! <So eat and drin# and cool $thine% eye. And if thou dost see any man, say, DI ha4e 4owed a fast to $$Allah%% Most Gracious, and this day will I enter into not tal# with any human bein D< %*! At len th she brou ht the $babe% to her "eo"le, carryin him $in her arms%. !hey said; <: Mary= truly an amaAin thin hast thou brou ht= %-! <: sister of Aaron= !hy father was not a man of e4il, nor thy mother a woman unchaste=< %.! 2ut she "ointed to the babe. !hey said; <7ow can we tal# to one who is a child in the cradle>< &/! 7e said; <I am indeed a ser4ant of Allah. 7e hath i4en me re4elation and made me a "ro"het; &#! <And 7e hath made me blessed wheresoe4er I be, and hath en8oined on me Prayer and Charity as lon as I li4e; &%! <$7e% hath made me #ind to my mother, and not o4erbearin or miserable; &&! <So "eace is on me the day I was born, the day that I die, and the day that I shall be raised u" to life $a ain%<= &'! Such $was% Jesus the son of Mary; $it is% a statement of truth, about which they $4ainly% dis"ute. &(! It is not befittin to $the ma8esty of% Allah that 7e should be et a son. Glory be to 7im= when 7e determines a matter, 7e only says to it, <2e<, and it is.

&)! Ierily Allah is my 1ord and your 1ord; 7im therefore ser4e ye; this is a 3ay that is strai ht. &*! 2ut the sects differ amon themsel4es; and woe to the unbelie4ers because of the $comin % Jud ment of a Momentous Day= &-! 7ow "lainly will they see and hear, the Day that they will a""ear before 5s= but the un8ust today are in error manifest= &.! 2ut warn them of the Day of Distress, when the matter will be determined; for $behold,% they are ne li ent and they do not belie4e= '/! It is 3e 3ho will inherit the earth, and all bein s thereon; to 5s will they all be returned. '#! $Also mention in the 2oo# $the story of% Abraham; 7e was a man of !ruth, a "ro"het. '%! 2ehold, he said to his father; <: my father= why worshi" that which heareth not and seeth not, and can "rofit thee nothin > '&! <: my father= to me hath come #nowled e which hath not reached thee; so follow me; I will uide thee to a way that is e4en and strai ht. ''! <: my father= ser4e not Satan; for Satan is a rebel a ainst $$Allah%% Most Gracious. '(! <: my father= I fear lest a Penalty afflict thee from $$Allah%% Most Gracious, so that thou become to Satan a friend.< ')! $!he father% re"lied; <Dost thou hate my ods, : Abraham> If thou forbear not, I will indeed stone thee; ?ow et away from me for a ood lon while=< '*! Abraham said; <Peace be on thee; I will "ray to my 1ord for thy for i4eness; for 7e is to me Most Gracious. '-! <And I will turn away from you $all% and from those whom ye in4o#e besides Allah. I will call on my 1ord; "erha"s, by my "rayer to my 1ord, I shall be not unblest.< '.! 3hen he had turned away from them and from those whom they worshi""ed besides Allah, 3e bestowed on him Isaac and Jacob, and each one of them 3e made a "ro"het. (/! And 3e bestowed of :ur Mercy on them, and 3e ranted them lofty honour on the ton ue of truth. (#! Also mention in the 2oo# $the story of% Moses; for he was s"ecially chosen, and he was an a"ostle $and% a "ro"het.

(%! And we called him from the ri ht side of Mount $Sinai%, and made him draw near to 5s, for mystic $con4erse%. (&! And, out of :ur Mercy, 3e a4e him his brother Aaron, $also% a "ro"het. ('! Also mention in the 2oo# $the story of% IsmaDil; 7e was $strictly% true to what he "romised, and he was an a"ostle $and% a "ro"het. ((! 7e used to en8oin on his "eo"le Prayer and Charity, and he was most acce"table in the si ht of his 1ord. ()! Also mention in the 2oo# the case of Idris; 7e was a man of truth $and sincerity%, $and% a "ro"het; (*! And 3e raised him to a lofty station. (-! !hose were some of the "ro"hets on whom Allah did bestow 7is Grace,@ of the "osterity of Adam, and of those who 3e carried $in the Ar#% with ?oah, and of the "osterity of Abraham and Israel of those whom 3e uided and chose. 3hene4er the Si ns of $$Allah%% Most Gracious were rehearsed to them, they would fall down in "rostrate adoration and in tears. (.! 2ut after them there followed a "osterity who missed "rayers and followed after lusts soon, then, will they face Destruction,@ )/! BCce"t those who re"ent and belie4e, and wor# ri hteousness; for these will enter the Garden and will not be wron ed in the least,@ )#! Gardens of Bternity, those which $$Allah%% Most Gracious has "romised to 7is ser4ants in the 5nseen; for 7is "romise must $necessarily% come to "ass. )%! !hey will not there hear any 4ain discourse, but only salutations of Peace; And they will ha4e therein their sustenance, mornin and e4enin . )&! Such is the Garden which 3e i4e as an inheritance to those of :ur ser4ants who uard a ainst B4il. )'! $!he an els say;% <3e descend not but by command of thy 1ord; to 7im belon eth what is before us and what is behind us, and what is between; and thy 1ord ne4er doth for et,@ )(! <1ord of the hea4ens and of the earth, and of all that is between them; so worshi" 7im, and be constant and "atient in 7is worshi"; #nowest thou of any who is worthy of the same ?ame as 7e>< ))! Man says; <3hat= 3hen I am dead, shall I then be raised u" ali4e><

)*! 2ut does not man call to mind that 3e created him before out of nothin > )-! So, by thy 1ord, without doubt, 3e shall ather them to ether, and $also% the B4il :nes $with them%; then shall 3e brin them forth on their #nees round about 7ell; ).! !hen shall 3e certainly dra out from e4ery sect all those who were worst in obstinate rebellion a ainst $$Allah%% Most Gracious. */! And certainly 3e #now best those who are most worthy of bein burned therein. *#! ?ot one of you but will "ass o4er it; this is, with thy 1ord, a Decree which must be accom"lished. *%! 2ut 3e shall sa4e those who uarded a ainst e4il, and 3e shall lea4e the wron @ doers therein, $humbled% to their #nees. *&! 3hen :ur Clear Si ns are rehearsed to them, the 5nbelie4ers say to those who belie4e, <3hich of the two sides is best in "oint of "osition> 3hich ma#es the best show in council>< *'! 2ut how many $countless% enerations before them ha4e we destroyed, who were e4en better in eFui"ment and in litter to the eye> *(! Say; <If any men o astray, $$Allah%% Most Gracious eCtends $the ro"e% to them, until, when they see the warnin of Allah $bein fulfilled% @ either in "unishment or in $the a""roach of% the 7our,@ they will at len th realise who is worst in "osition, and $who% wea#est in forces= *)! <And Allah doth ad4ance in uidance those who see# uidance; and the thin s that endure, Good Deeds, are best in the si ht of thy 1ord, as rewards, and best in res"ect of $their% e4entual return.< **! 7ast thou then seen the $sort of% man who re8ects :ur Si ns, yet says; <I shall certainly be i4en wealth and children>< *-! 7as he "enetrated to the 5nseen, or has he ta#en a contract with $$Allah%% Most Gracious> *.! ?ay= 3e shall record what he says, and 3e shall add and add to his "unishment. -/! !o 5s shall return all that he tal#s of and he shall a""ear before 5s bare and alone. -#! And they ha4e ta#en $for worshi"% ods other than Allah, to i4e them "ower and lory= -%! Instead, they shall re8ect their worshi", and become ad4ersaries a ainst them.

-&! Seest thou not that 3e ha4e set the B4il :nes on a ainst the unbelie4ers, to incite them with fury> -'! So ma#e no haste a ainst them, for 3e but count out to them a $limited% number $of days%. -(! !he day 3e shall ather the ri hteous to $$Allah%% Most Gracious, li#e a band "resented before a #in for honours, -)! And 3e shall dri4e the sinners to 7ell, li#e thirsty cattle dri4en down to water,@ -*! ?one shall ha4e the "ower of intercession, but such a one as has recei4ed "ermission $or "romise% from $$Allah%% Most Gracious. --! !hey say; <$$Allah%% Most Gracious has be otten a son=< -.! Indeed ye ha4e "ut forth a thin most monstrous= ./! At it the s#ies are ready to burst, the earth to s"lit asunder, and the mountains to fall down in utter ruin, .#! !hat they should in4o#e a son for $$Allah%% Most Gracious. .%! 9or it is not consonant with the ma8esty of $$Allah%% Most Gracious that 7e should be et a son. .&! ?ot one of the bein s in the hea4ens and the earth but must come to $$Allah%% Most Gracious as a ser4ant. .'! 7e does ta#e an account of them $all%, and hath numbered them $all% eCactly. .(! And e4eryone of them will come to 7im sin ly on the Day of Jud ment. .)! :n those who belie4e and wor# deeds of ri hteousness, will $$Allah%% Most Gracious bestow lo4e. .*! So ha4e 3e made the $GurDan% easy in thine own ton ue, that with it thou mayest i4e Glad !idin s to the ri hteous, and warnin s to "eo"le i4en to contention. .-! 2ut how many $countless% enerations before them ha4e 3e destroyed> Canst thou find a sin le one of them $now% or hear $so much as% a whis"er of them>

"urah %/! Ta:ha

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In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
#! !a@7a. %! 3e ha4e not sent down the GurDan to thee to be $an occasion% for thy distress, &! 2ut only as an admonition to those who fear $$Allah%%,@ '! A re4elation from 7im 3ho created the earth and the hea4ens on hi h. (! $$Allah%% Most Gracious is firmly established on the throne $of authority%. )! !o 7im belon s what is in the hea4ens and on earth, and all between them, and all beneath the soil. *! If thou "ronounce the word aloud, $it is no matter%; for 4erily 7e #noweth what is secret and what is yet more hidden. -! Allah. there is no od but 7e= !o 7im belon the most 2eautiful ?ames. .! 7as the story of Moses reached thee> #/! 2ehold, he saw a fire; So he said to his family, <!arry ye; I "ercei4e a fire; "erha"s I can brin you some burnin brand therefrom, or find some uidance at the fire.< ##! 2ut when he came to the fire, a 4oice was heard; <: Moses= #%! <Ierily I am thy 1ord= therefore $in My "resence% "ut off thy shoes; thou art in the sacred 4alley !uwa. #&! <I ha4e chosen thee; listen, then, to the ins"iration $sent to thee%. #'! <Ierily, I am Allah. !here is no od but I; So ser4e thou Me $only%, and establish re ular "rayer for celebratin My "raise. #(! <Ierily the 7our is comin @ My desi n is to #ee" it hidden @ for e4ery soul to recei4e its reward by the measure of its Bndea4our. #)! <!herefore let not such as belie4e not therein but follow their own lusts, di4ert thee therefrom, lest thou "erish=<..

#*! <And what is that in the ri ht hand, : Moses>< #-! 7e said, <It is my rod; on it I lean; with it I beat down fodder for my floc#s; and in it I find other uses.< #.! $$Allah%% said, <!hrow it, : Moses=< %/! 7e threw it, and behold= It was a sna#e, acti4e in motion. %#! $$Allah%% said, <SeiAe it, and fear not; 3e shall return it at once to its former condition<.. %%! <?ow draw thy hand close to thy side; It shall come forth white $and shinin %, without harm $or stain%,@ as another Si n,@ %&! <In order that 3e may show thee $two% of our Greater Si ns. %'! <Go thou to Pharaoh, for he has indeed trans ressed all bounds.< %(! $Moses% said; <: my 1ord= eC"and me my breast; %)! <Base my tas# for me; %*! <And remo4e the im"ediment from my s"eech, %-! <So they may understand what I say; %.! <And i4e me a Minister from my family, &/! <Aaron, my brother; &#! <Add to my stren th throu h him, &%! <And ma#e him share my tas#; &&! <!hat we may celebrate !hy "raise without stint, &'! <And remember !hee without stint; &(! <9or !hou art 7e that $e4er% re ardeth us.< &)! $$Allah%% said; <Granted is thy "rayer, : Moses=< &*! <And indeed 3e conferred a fa4our on thee another time $before%. &-! <2ehold= 3e sent to thy mother, by ins"iration, the messa e;

&.! <D!hrow $the child% into the chest, and throw $the chest% into the ri4er; the ri4er will cast him u" on the ban#, and he will be ta#en u" by one who is an enemy to Me and an enemy to himD; 2ut I cast $the arment of% lo4e o4er thee from Me; and $this% in order that thou mayest be reared under Mine eye. '/! <2ehold= thy sister oeth forth and saith, Dshall I show you one who will nurse and rear the $child%>D So 3e brou ht thee bac# to thy mother, that her eye mi ht be cooled and she should not rie4e. !hen thou didst slay a man, but 3e sa4ed thee from trouble, and 3e tried thee in 4arious ways. !hen didst thou tarry a number of years with the "eo"le of Midian. !hen didst thou come hither as ordained, : Moses= '#! <And I ha4e "re"ared thee for Myself $for ser4ice%<.. '%! <Go, thou and thy brother, with My Si ns, and slac#en not, either of you, in #ee"in Me in remembrance. '&! <Go, both of you, to Pharaoh, for he has indeed trans ressed all bounds; ''! <2ut s"ea# to him mildly; "erchance he may ta#e warnin or fear $$Allah%%.< '(! !hey $Moses and Aaron% said; <:ur 1ord= 3e fear lest he hasten with insolence a ainst us, or lest he trans ress all bounds.< ')! 7e said; <9ear not; for I am with you; I hear and see $e4erythin %. '*! <So o ye both to him, and say, DIerily we are a"ostles sent by thy 1ord; Send forth, therefore, the Children of Israel with us, and afflict them not; with a Si n, indeed, ha4e we come from thy 1ord= and "eace to all who follow uidance= '-! <DIerily it has been re4ealed to us that the Penalty $awaits% those who re8ect and turn away.D< '.! $3hen this messa e was deli4ered%, $Pharaoh% said; <3ho, then, : Moses, is the 1ord of you two>< (/! 7e said; <:ur 1ord is 7e 3ho a4e to each $created% thin its form and nature, and further, a4e $it% uidance.< (#! $Pharaoh% said; <3hat then is the condition of "re4ious enerations>< (%! 7e re"lied; <!he #nowled e of that is with my 1ord, duly recorded; my 1ord ne4er errs, nor for ets,@ (&! <7e 3ho has, made for you the earth li#e a car"et s"read out; has enabled you to o about therein by roads $and channels%; and has sent down water from the s#y.< 3ith it ha4e 3e "roduced di4erse "airs of "lants each se"arate from the others.

('! Bat $for yoursel4es% and "asture your cattle; 4erily, in this are Si ns for men endued with understandin . ((! 9rom the $earth% did 3e create you, and into it shall 3e return you, and from it shall 3e brin you out once a ain. ()! And 3e showed Pharaoh all :ur Si ns, but he did re8ect and refuse. (*! 7e said; <7ast thou come to dri4e us out of our land with thy ma ic, : Moses> (-! <2ut we can surely "roduce ma ic to match thine= So ma#e a tryst between us and thee, which we shall not fail to #ee" @ neither we nor thou @ in a "lace where both shall ha4e e4en chances.< (.! Moses said; <Eour tryst is the Day of the 9esti4al, and let the "eo"le be assembled when the sun is well u".< )/! So Pharaoh withdrew; 7e concerted his "lan, and then came $bac#%. )#! Moses said to him; 3oe to you= 9or e not ye a lie a ainst Allah, lest 7e destroy you $at once% utterly by chastisement; the for er must suffer frustration=< )%! So they dis"uted, one with another, o4er their affair, but they #e"t their tal# secret. )&! !hey said; <!hese two are certainly $eC"ert% ma icians; their ob8ect is to dri4e you out from your land with their ma ic, and to do away with your most cherished institutions. )'! <!herefore concert your "lan, and then assemble in $serried% ran#s; 7e wins $all alon % today who ains the u""er hand.< )(! !hey said; <: Moses= whether wilt thou that thou throw $first% or that we be the first to throw>< ))! 7e said, <?ay, throw ye first=< !hen behold their ro"es and their rods@so it seemed to him on account of their ma ic @ be an to be in li4ely motion= )*! So Moses concei4ed in his mind a $sort of% fear. )-! 3e said; <9ear not= for thou hast indeed the u""er hand; ).! <!hrow that which is in thy ri ht hand; Guic#ly will it swallow u" that which they ha4e fa#ed what they ha4e fa#ed is but a ma icianDs tric#; and the ma ician thri4es not, $no matter% where he oes.<

*/! So the ma icians were thrown down to "rostration; they said, <3e belie4e in the 1ord of Aaron and Moses<. *#! $Pharaoh% said; <2elie4e ye in 7im before I i4e you "ermission> Surely this must be your leader, who has tau ht you ma ic= be sure I will cut off your hands and feet on o""osite sides, and I will ha4e you crucified on trun#s of "alm@trees; so shall ye #now for certain, which of us can i4e the more se4ere and the more lastin "unishment=< *%! !hey said; <?e4er shall we re ard thee as more than the Clear Sin s that ha4e come to us, or than 7im 3ho created us= so decree whate4er thou desirest to decree; for thou canst only decree $touchin % the life of this world. *&! <9or us, we ha4e belie4ed in our 1ord; may 7e for i4e us our faults, and the ma ic to which thou didst com"el us; for Allah is 2est and Most Abidin .< *'! Ierily he who comes to his 1ord as a sinner $at Jud ment%,@ for him is 7ell; therein shall he neither die nor li4e. *(! 2ut such as come to 7im as 2elie4ers who ha4e wor#ed ri hteous deeds,@ for them are ran#s eCalted,@ *)! Gardens of Bternity, beneath which flow ri4ers; they will dwell therein for aye; such is the reward of those who "urify themsel4es $from e4il%. **! 3e sent an ins"iration to Moses; <!ra4el by ni ht with My ser4ants, and stri#e a dry "ath for them throu h the sea, without fear of bein o4erta#en $by Pharaoh% and without $any other% fear.< *-! !hen Pharaoh "ursued them with his forces, but the waters com"letely o4erwhelmed them and co4ered them u". *.! Pharaoh led his "eo"le astray instead of leadin them ari ht. -/! : ye Children of Israel= 3e deli4ered you from your enemy, and 3e made a Co4enant with you on the ri ht side of Mount $Sinai%, and 3e sent down to you Manna and Fuails; -#! $Sayin %; <Bat of the ood thin s 3e ha4e "ro4ided for your sustenance, but commit no eCcess therein, lest My 3rath should 8ustly descend on you; and those on whom descends My 3rath do "erish indeed= -%! <2ut, without doubt, I am $also% 7e that for i4es a ain and a ain, to those who re"ent, belie4e, and do ri ht, who,@ in fine, are ready to recei4e true uidance.< -&! $3hen Moses was u" on the Mount, Allah said;% <3hat made thee hasten in ad4ance of thy "eo"le, : Moses><

-'! 7e re"lied; <2ehold, they are close on my footste"s; I hastened to thee, : my 1ord, to "lease thee.< -(! $$Allah%% said; <3e ha4e tested thy "eo"le in thy absence; the Samiri has led them astray.< -)! So Moses returned to his "eo"le in a state of indi nation and sorrow. 7e said; <: my "eo"le= did not your 1ord ma#e a handsome "romise to you> Did then the "romise seem to you lon $in comin %> :r did ye desire that 3rath should descend from your 1ord on you, and so ye bro#e your "romise to me>< -*! !hey said; <3e bro#e not the "romise to thee, as far as lay in our "ower; but we were made to carry the wei ht of the ornaments of the $whole% "eo"le, and we threw them $into the fire%, and that was what the Samiri su ested. --! <!hen he brou ht out $of the fire% before the $"eo"le% the ima e of a calf; It seemed to low; so they said; !his is your od, and the od of Moses, but $Moses% has for otten=< -.! Could they not see that it could not return them a word $for answer%, and that it had no "ower either to harm them or to do them ood> ./! Aaron had already, before this said to them; <: my "eo"le= ye are bein tested in this; for 4erily your 1ord is $$Allah%% Most Gracious; so follow me and obey my command.< .#! !hey had said; <3e will not abandon this cult, but we will de4ote oursel4es to it until Moses returns to us.< .%! $Moses% said; <: Aaron= what #e"t thee bac#, when thou sawest them oin wron , .&! <9rom followin me> Didst thou then disobey my order>< .'! $Aaron% re"lied; <: son of my mother= SeiAe $me% not by my beard nor by $the hair of% my head= !ruly I feared lest thou shouldst say, D!hou has caused a di4ision amon the children of Israel, and thou didst not res"ect my word=D< .(! $Moses% said; <3hat then is thy case, : Samiri>< .)! 7e re"lied; <I saw what they saw not; so I too# a handful $of dust% from the foot"rint of the Messen er, and threw it $into the calf%; thus did my soul su est to me.< .*! $Moses% said; <Get thee one= but thy $"unishment% in this life will be that thou wilt say, Dtouch me notD; and moreo4er $for a future "enalty% thou hast a "romise that will not fail; ?ow loo# at thy od, of whom thou hast become a de4oted worshi""er; 3e will certainly $melt% it in a blaAin fire and scatter it broadcast in the sea=<

.-! 2ut the od of you all is the :ne Allah. there is no od but 7e; all thin s 7e com"rehends in 7is #nowled e. ..! !hus do 3e relate to thee some stories of what ha""ened before; for 3e ha4e sent thee a Messa e from :ur own Presence. #//! If any do turn away therefrom, 4erily they will bear a burden on the Day of 8ud ment; #/#! !hey will abide in this $state%; and rie4ous will the burden be to them on that Day,@ #/%! !he Day when the !rum"et will be sounded; that Day, 3e shall ather the sinful, blear@eyed $with terror%. #/&! In whis"ers will they consult each other; <Eet tarried not lon er than ten $Days%; #/'! 3e #now best what they will say, when their leader most eminent in conduct will say; <Ee tarried not lon er than a day=< #/(! !hey as# thee concernin the Mountains; say, <My 1ord will u"root them and scatter them as dust; #/)! <7e will lea4e them as "lains smooth and le4el; #/*! <?othin croo#ed or cur4ed wilt thou see in their "lace.< #/-! :n that Day will they follow the Caller $strai ht%; no croo#edness $can they show% him; all sounds shall humble themsel4es in the Presence of $$Allah%% Most Gracious; nothin shalt thou hear but the tram" of their feet $as they march%. #/.! :n that Day shall no intercession a4ail eCce"t for those for whom "ermission has been ranted by $$Allah%% Most Gracious and whose word is acce"table to 7im. ##/! 7e #nows what $a""ears to 7is creatures as% before or after or behind them; but they shall not com"ass it with their #nowled e. ###! $All% faces shall be humbled before $7im% @ the 1i4in , the Self@Subsistin , Bternal; ho"eless indeed will be the man that carries iniFuity $on his bac#%. ##%! 2ut he who wor#s deeds of ri hteousness, and has faith, will ha4e no fear of harm nor of any curtailment $of what is his due%. ##&! !hus ha4e 3e sent this down @ an arabic GurDan @ and eC"lained therein in detail some of the warnin s, in order that they may fear Allah, or that it may cause their remembrance $of 7im%.

##'! 7i h abo4e all is Allah, the Hin , the !ruth= 2e not in haste with the GurDan before its re4elation to thee is com"leted, but say, <: my 1ord= ad4ance me in #nowled e.< ##(! 3e had already, beforehand, ta#en the co4enant of Adam, but he for ot; and 3e found on his "art no firm resol4e. ##)! 3hen 3e said to the an els, <Prostrate yoursel4es to Adam<, they "rostrated themsel4es, but not Iblis; he refused. ##*! !hen 3e said; <: Adam= 4erily, this is an enemy to thee and thy wife; so let him not et you both out of the Garden, so that thou art landed in misery. ##-! <!here is therein $enou h "ro4ision% for thee not to o hun ry nor to o na#ed, ##.! <?or to suffer from thirst, nor from the sunDs heat.< #%/! 2ut Satan whis"ered e4il to him; he said, <: Adam= shall I lead thee to the !ree of Bternity and to a #in dom that ne4er decays>< #%#! In the result, they both ate of the tree, and so their na#edness a""eared to them; they be an to sew to ether, for their co4erin , lea4es from the Garden; thus did Adam disobey his 1ord, and allow himself to be seduced. #%%! 2ut his 1ord chose him $for 7is Grace%; 7e turned to him, and a4e him Guidance. #%&! 7e said; <Get ye down, both of you,@ all to ether, from the Garden, with enmity one to another; but if, as is sure, there comes to you Guidance from Me, whosoe4er follows My Guidance, will not lose his way, nor fall into misery. #%'! <2ut whosoe4er turns away from My Messa e, 4erily for him is a life narrowed down, and 3e shall raise him u" blind on the Day of Jud ment.< #%(! 7e will say; <: my 1ord= why hast !hou raised me u" blind, while I had si ht $before%>< #%)! $$Allah%% will say; <!hus didst !hou, when :ur Si ns came unto thee, disre ard them; so wilt thou, this day, be disre arded.< #%*! And thus do 3e recom"ense him who trans resses beyond bounds and belie4es not in the Sin s of his 1ord; and the Penalty of the 7ereafter is far more rie4ous and more endurin . #%-! Is it not a warnin to such men $to call to mind% how many enerations before them 3e destroyed, in whose haunts they $now% mo4e> Ierily, in this are Si ns for men endued with understandin .

#%.! 7ad it not been for a 3ord that went forth before from thy 1ord, $their "unishment% must necessarily ha4e come; but there is a !erm a""ointed $for res"ite%. #&/! !herefore be "atient with what they say, and celebrate $constantly% the "raises of thy 1ord, before the risin of the sun, and before its settin ; yea, celebrate them for "art of the hours of the ni ht, and at the sides of the day; that thou mayest ha4e $s"iritual% 8oy. #&#! ?or strain thine eyes in lon in for the thin s 3e ha4e i4en for en8oyment to "arties of them, the s"lendour of the life of this world, throu h which 3e test them; but the "ro4ision of thy 1ord is better and more endurin . #&%! Bn8oin "rayer on thy "eo"le, and be constant therein. 3e as# thee not to "ro4ide sustenance; 3e "ro4ide it for thee. 2ut the $fruit of% the 7ereafter is for ri hteousness. #&&! !hey say; <3hy does he not brin us a si n from his 1ord>< 7as not a Clear Si n come to them of all that was in the former 2oo#s of re4elation> #&'! And if 3e had inflicted on them a "enalty before this, they would ha4e said; <:ur 1ord= If only !hou hadst sent us an a"ostle, we should certainly ha4e followed !hy Si ns before we were humbled and "ut to shame.< #&(! Say; <Bach one $of us% is waitin ; wait ye, therefore, and soon shall ye #now who it is that is on the strai ht and e4en way, and who it is that has recei4ed Guidance.<

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In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
#! Closer and closer to man#ind comes their 6ec#onin ; yet they heed not and they turn away. %! ?e4er comes $au ht% to them of a renewed Messa e from their 1ord, but they listen to it as in 8est,@ &! !heir hearts toyin as with trifles. !he wron @doers conceal their "ri4ate counsels, $sayin %, <Is this $one% more than a man li#e yoursel4es> 3ill ye o to witchcraft with your eyes o"en>< '! Say; <My 1ord #noweth $e4ery% word $s"o#en% in the hea4ens and on earth; 7e is the :ne that heareth and #noweth $all thin s%.<

(! <?ay,< they say, <$these are% medleys of dream= @ ?ay, 7e for ed it= @ ?ay, 7e is $but% a "oet= 1et him then brin us a Si n li#e the ones that were sent to $Pro"hets% of old=< )! $As to those% before them, not one of the "o"ulations which 3e destroyed belie4ed; will these belie4e> *! 2efore thee, also, the a"ostles 3e sent were but men, to whom 3e ranted ins"iration; If ye realise this not, as# of those who "ossess the Messa e. -! ?or did 3e i4e them bodies that ate no food, nor were they eCem"t from death. .! In the end 3e fulfilled to them :ur Promise, and 3e sa4ed them and those whom 3e "leased, but 3e destroyed those who trans ressed beyond bounds. #/! 3e ha4e re4ealed for you $: men=% a boo# in which is a Messa e for you; will ye not then understand> ##! 7ow many were the "o"ulations 3e utterly destroyed because of their iniFuities, settin u" in their "laces other "eo"les> #%! Eet, when they felt :ur Punishment $comin %, behold, they $tried to% flee from it. #&! 9lee not, but return to the ood thin s of this life which were i4en you, and to your homes in order that ye may be called to account. #'! !hey said; <Ah= woe to us= 3e were indeed wron @doers=< #(! And that cry of theirs ceased not, till 3e made them as a field that is mown, as ashes silent and Fuenched. #)! ?ot for $idle% s"ort did 3e create the hea4ens and the earth and all that is between= #*! If it had been :ur wish to ta#e $8ust% a "astime, 3e should surely ha4e ta#en it from the thin s nearest to 5s, if 3e would do $such a thin %= #-! ?ay, 3e hurl the !ruth a ainst falsehood, and it #noc#s out its brain, and behold, falsehood doth "erish= Ah= woe be to you for the $false% thin s ye ascribe $to 5s%. #.! !o 7im belon all $creatures% in the hea4ens and on earth; B4en those who are in 7is $4ery% Presence are not too "roud to ser4e 7im, nor are they $e4er% weary $of 7is ser4ice%; %/! !hey celebrate 7is "raises ni ht and day, nor do they e4er fla or intermit. %#! :r ha4e they ta#en $for worshi"% ods from the earth who can raise $the dead%>

%%! If there were, in the hea4ens and the earth, other ods besides Allah, there would ha4e been confusion in both= but lory to Allah, the 1ord of the !hrone; $7i h is 7e% abo4e what they attribute to 7im= %&! 7e cannot be Fuestioned for 7is acts, but they will be Fuestioned $for theirs%. %'! :r ha4e they ta#en for worshi" $other% ods besides him> Say, <2rin your con4incin "roof; this is the Messa e of those with me and the Messa e of those before me.< 2ut most of them #now not the !ruth, and so turn away. %(! ?ot an a"ostle did 3e send before thee without this ins"iration sent by 5s to him; that there is no od but I; therefore worshi" and ser4e Me. %)! And they say; <$$Allah%% Most Gracious has be otten offs"rin .< Glory to 7im= they are $but% ser4ants raised to honour. %*! !hey s"ea# not before 7e s"ea#s, and they act $in all thin s% by 7is Command. %-! 7e #nows what is before them, and what is behind them, and they offer no intercession eCce"t for those who are acce"table, and they stand in awe and re4erence of 7is $Glory%. %.! If any of them should say, <I am a od besides 7im<, such a one 3e should reward with 7ell; thus do 3e reward those who do wron . &/! Do not the 5nbelie4ers see that the hea4ens and the earth were 8oined to ether $as one unit of creation%, before we clo4e them asunder> 3e made from water e4ery li4in thin . 3ill they not then belie4e> &#! And 3e ha4e set on the earth mountains standin firm, lest it should sha#e with them, and 3e ha4e made therein broad hi hways $between mountains% for them to "ass throu h; that they may recei4e Guidance. &%! And 3e ha4e made the hea4ens as a cano"y well uarded; yet do they turn away from the Si ns which these thin s $"oint to%= &&! It is 7e 3ho created the ?i ht and the Day, and the sun and the moon; all $the celestial bodies% swim alon , each in its rounded course. &'! 3e ranted not to any man before thee "ermanent life $here%; if then thou shouldst die, would they li4e "ermanently> &(! B4ery soul shall ha4e a taste of death; and 3e test you by e4il and by ood by way of trial. to 5s must ye return.

&)! 3hen the 5nbelie4ers see thee, they treat thee not eCce"t with ridicule. <Is this,< $they say%, <the one who tal#s of your ods>< and they blas"heme at the mention of $$Allah%% Most Gracious= &*! Man is a creature of haste; soon $enou h% will I show you My Si ns; then ye will not as# Me to hasten them= &-! !hey say; <3hen will this "romise come to "ass, if ye are tellin the truth>< &.! If only the 5nbelie4ers #new $the time% when they will not be able to ward off the fire from their faces, nor yet from their bac#s, and $when% no hel" can reach them= '/! ?ay, it may come to them all of a sudden and confound them; no "ower will they ha4e then to a4ert it, nor will they $then% et res"ite. '#! Moc#ed were $many% a"ostle before thee; 2ut their scoffers were hemmed in by the thin that they moc#ed. '%! Say; <3ho can #ee" you safe by ni ht and by day from $the 3rath of% $$Allah%% Most Gracious>< Eet they turn away from the mention of their 1ord. '&! :r ha4e they ods that can uard them from 5s> !hey ha4e no "ower to aid themsel4es, nor can they be defended from 5s. ''! ?ay, 3e a4e the ood thin s of this life to these men and their fathers until the "eriod rew lon for them; See they not that 3e radually reduce the land $in their control% from its outlyin borders> Is it then they who will win> '(! Say, <I do but warn you accordin to re4elation<; 2ut the deaf will not hear the call, $e4en% when they are warned= ')! If but a breath of the 3rath of thy 1ord do touch them, they will then say, <3oe to us= we did wron indeed=< '*! 3e shall set u" scales of 8ustice for the Day of Jud ment, so that not a soul will be dealt with un8ustly in the least, and if there be $no more than% the wei ht of a mustard seed, 3e will brin it $to account%; and enou h are 3e to ta#e account. '-! In the "ast 3e ranted to Moses and Aaron the criterion $for 8ud ment%, and a 1i ht and a Messa e for those who would do ri ht,@ '.! !hose who fear their 1ord in their most secret thou hts, and who hold the 7our $of Jud ment% in awe. (/! And this is a blessed Messa e which 3e ha4e sent down; will ye then re8ect it>

(#! 3e bestowed aforetime on Abraham his rectitude of conduct, and well were 3e acFuainted with him. (%! 2ehold= he said to his father and his "eo"le, <3hat are these ima es, to which ye are $so assiduously% de4oted>< (&! !hey said, <3e found our fathers worshi""in them.< ('! 7e said, <Indeed ye ha4e been in manifest error @ ye and your fathers.< ((! !hey said, <7a4e you brou ht us the !ruth, or are you one of those who 8est>< ()! 7e said, <?ay, your 1ord is the 1ord of the hea4ens and the earth, 7e 3ho created them $from nothin %; and I am a witness to this $!ruth%. (*! <And by Allah, I ha4e a "lan for your idols @ after ye o away and turn your bac#s<.. (-! So he bro#e them to "ieces, $all% but the bi est of them, that they mi ht turn $and address themsel4es% to it. (.! !hey said, <3ho has done this to our ods> 7e must indeed be some man of im"iety=< )/! !hey said, <3e heard a youth tal# of them; 7e is called Abraham.< )#! !hey said, <!hen brin him before the eyes of the "eo"le, that they may bear witness.< )%! !hey said, <Art thou the one that did this with our ods, : Abraham>< )&! 7e said; <?ay, this was done by @ this is their bi est one= as# them, if they can s"ea# intelli ently=< )'! So they turned to themsel4es and said, <Surely ye are the ones in the wron =< )(! !hen were they confounded with shame; $they said%, <!hou #nowest full well that these $idols% do not s"ea#=< ))! $Abraham% said, <Do ye then worshi", besides Allah, thin s that can neither be of any ood to you nor do you harm> )*! <9ie u"on you, and u"on the thin s that ye worshi" besides Allah. 7a4e ye no sense><.. )-! !hey said, <2urn him and "rotect your ods, If ye do $anythin at all%=<

).! 3e said, <: 9ire= be thou cool, and $a means of% safety for Abraham=< */! !hen they sou ht a strata em a ainst him; but 3e made them the ones that lost most= *#! 2ut 3e deli4ered him and $his ne"hew% 1ut $and directed them% to the land which 3e ha4e blessed for the nations. *%! And 3e bestowed on him Isaac and, as an additional ift, $a randson%, Jacob, and 3e made ri hteous men of e4ery one $of them%. *&! And 3e made them leaders, uidin $men% by :ur Command, and 3e sent them ins"iration to do ood deeds, to establish re ular "rayers, and to "ractise re ular charity; and they constantly ser4ed 5s $and 5s only%. *'! And to 1ut, too, 3e a4e Jud ment and Hnowled e, and 3e sa4ed him from the town which "ractised abominations; truly they were a "eo"le i4en to B4il, a rebellious "eo"le. *(! And 3e admitted him to :ur Mercy; for he was one of the 6i hteous. *)! $6emember% ?oah, when he cried $to 5s% aforetime; 3e listened to his $"rayer% and deli4ered him and his family from reat distress. **! 3e hel"ed him a ainst "eo"le who re8ected :ur Si ns; truly they were a "eo"le i4en to B4il; so 3e drowned them $in the 9lood% all to ether. *-! And remember Da4id and Solomon, when they a4e 8ud ment in the matter of the field into which the shee" of certain "eo"le had strayed by ni ht; 3e did witness their 8ud ment. *.! !o Solomon 3e ins"ired the $ri ht% understandin of the matter; to each $of them% 3e a4e Jud ment and Hnowled e; it was :ur "ower that made the hills and the birds celebrate :ur "raises, with Da4id; it was 3e 3ho did $all these thin s%. -/! It was 3e 3ho tau ht him the ma#in of coats of mail for your benefit, to uard you from each otherDs 4iolence; will ye then be rateful> -#! $It was :ur "ower that made% the 4iolent $unruly% wind flow $tamely% for Solomon, to his order, to the land which 3e had blessed; for 3e do #now all thin s. -%! And of the e4il ones, were some who di4ed for him, and did other wor# besides; and it was 3e 3ho uarded them. -&! And $remember% Job, when 7e cried to his 1ord, <!ruly distress has seiAed me, but !hou art the Most Merciful of those that are merciful.<

-'! So 3e listened to him; 3e remo4ed the distress that was on him, and 3e restored his "eo"le to him, and doubled their number,@ as a Grace from :ursel4es, and a thin for commemoration, for all who ser4e 5s. -(! And $remember% IsmaDil, Idris, and Jul@#ifl, all $men% of constancy and "atience; -)! 3e admitted them to :ur mercy; for they were of the ri hteous ones. -*! And remember Jun@nun, when he de"arted in wrath; 7e ima ined that 3e had no "ower o4er him= 2ut he cried throu h the de"t7s of dar#ness, <!here is no od but thou; lory to thee; I was indeed wron =< --! So 3e listened to him; and deli4ered him from distress; and thus do 3e deli4er those who ha4e faith. -.! And $remember% Ja#ariya, when he cried to his 1ord; <: my 1ord= lea4e me not without offs"rin , thou h thou art the best of inheritors.< ./! So 3e listened to him; and 3e ranted him Eahya; 3e cured his wifeDs $2arrenness% for him. !hese $three% were e4er Fuic# in emulation in ood wor#s; they used to call on 5s with lo4e and re4erence, and humble themsel4es before 5s. .#! And $remember% her who uarded her chastity; 3e breathed into her of :ur s"irit, and 3e made her and her son a si n for all "eo"les. .%! Ierily, this brotherhood of yours is a sin le brotherhood, and I am your 1ord and Cherisher; therefore ser4e Me $and no other%. .&! 2ut $later enerations% cut off their affair $of unity%, one from another; $yet% will they all return to 5s. .'! 3hoe4er wor#s any act of ri hteousness and has faith,@ 7is endea4our will not be re8ected; 3e shall record it in his fa4our. .(! 2ut there is a ban on any "o"ulation which 3e ha4e destroyed; that they shall not return, .)! 5ntil the Go and Ma o $"eo"le% are let throu h $their barrier%, and they swiftly swarm from e4ery hill. .*! !hen will the true "romise draw ni h $of fulfilment%; then behold= the eyes of the 5nbelie4ers will fiCedly stare in horror; <Ah= 3oe to us= we were indeed heedless of this; nay, we truly did wron =< .-! Ierily ye, $unbelie4ers%, and the $false% ods that ye worshi" besides Allah, are $but% fuel for 7ell= to it will ye $surely% come=

..! If these had been ods, they would not ha4e ot there= but each one will abide therein. #//! !here, sobbin will be their lot, nor will they there hear $au ht else%. #/#! !hose for whom the ood $record% from 5s has one before, will be remo4ed far therefrom. #/%! ?ot the sli htest sound will they hear of 7ell; what their souls desired, in that will they dwell. #/&! !he Great !error will brin them no rief; but the an els will meet them $with mutual reetin s%; <!his is your Day,@ $the Day% that ye were "romised.< #/'! !he Day that 3e roll u" the hea4ens li#e a scroll rolled u" for boo#s $com"leted%,@ e4en as 3e "roduced the first creation, so shall 3e "roduce a new one; a "romise 3e ha4e underta#en; truly shall 3e fulfil it. #/(! 2efore this 3e wrote in the Psalms, after the Messa e $ i4en to Moses%; My ser4ants the ri hteous, shall inherit the earth.< #/)! Ierily in this $GurDan% is a Messa e for "eo"le who would $truly% worshi" Allah. #/*! 3e sent thee not, but as a Mercy for all creatures. #/-! Say; <3hat has come to me by ins"iration is that your Allah is :ne Allah. will ye therefore bow to 7is 3ill $in Islam%>< #/.! 2ut if they turn bac#, Say; <I ha4e "roclaimed the Messa e to you all ali#e and in truth; but I #now not whether that which ye are "romised is near or far. ##/! <It is 7e 3ho #nows what is o"en in s"eech and what ye hide $in your hearts%. ###! <I #now not but that it may be a trial for you, and a rant of $worldly% li4elihood $to you% for a time.< ##%! Say; <: my 1ord= 8ud e !hou in truth=< <:ur 1ord Most Gracious is the :ne 3hose assistance should be sou ht a ainst the blas"hemies ye utter=<

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#! : man#ind= fear your 1ord= for the con4ulsion of the 7our $of Jud ment% will be a thin terrible= %! !he Day ye shall see it, e4ery mother i4in suc# shall for et her suc#lin @ babe, and e4ery "re nant female shall dro" her load $unformed%; thou shalt see man#ind as in a drun#en riot, yet not drun#; but dreadful will be the 3rath of Allah. &! And yet amon men there are such as dis"ute about Allah, without #nowled e, and follow e4ery e4il one obstinate in rebellion= '! About the $B4il :ne% it is decreed that whoe4er turns to him for friendshi", him will he lead astray, and he will uide him to the Penalty of the 9ire. (! : man#ind= if ye ha4e a doubt about the 6esurrection, $consider% that 3e created you out of dust, then out of s"erm, then out of a leech@li#e clot, then out of a morsel of flesh, "artly formed and "artly unformed, in order that 3e may manifest $our "ower% to you; and 3e cause whom 3e will to rest in the wombs for an a""ointed term, then do 3e brin you out as babes, then $foster you% that ye may reach your a e of full stren th; and some of you are called to die, and some are sent bac# to the feeblest old a e, so that they #now nothin after ha4in #nown $much%, and $further%, thou seest the earth barren and lifeless, but when 3e "our down rain on it, it is stirred $to life%, it swells, and it "uts forth e4ery #ind of beautiful rowth $in "airs%. )! !his is so, because Allah is the 6eality; it is 7e 3ho i4es life to the dead, and it is 7e 3ho has "ower o4er all thin s. *! And 4erily the 7our will come; there can be no doubt about it, or about $the fact% that Allah will raise u" all who are in the ra4es. -! Eet there is amon men such a one as dis"utes about Allah, without Hnowled e, without Guidance, and without a 2oo# of Bnli htenment,@ .! $Disdainfully% bendin his side, in order to lead $men% astray from the Path of Allah. for him there is dis race in this life, and on the Day of Jud ment 3e shall ma#e him taste the Penalty of burnin $9ire%. #/! $It will be said%; <!his is because of the deeds which thy hands sent forth, for 4erily Allah is not un8ust to 7is ser4ants. ##! !here are amon men some who ser4e Allah, as it were, on the 4er e; if ood befalls them, they are, therewith, well content; but if a trial comes to them, they turn on their faces; they lose both this world and the 7ereafter; that is loss for all to see=

#%! !hey call on such deities, besides Allah, as can neither hurt nor "rofit them; that is strayin far indeed $from the 3ay%= #&! $Perha"s% they call on one whose hurt is nearer than his "rofit; e4il, indeed, is the "atron, and e4il the com"anion $or hel"%= #'! Ierily Allah will admit those who belie4e and wor# ri hteous deeds, to Gardens, beneath which ri4ers flow; for Allah carries out all that 7e "lans. #(! If any thin# that Allah will not hel" him $7is Messen er. in this world and the 7ereafter, let him stretch out a ro"e to the ceilin and cut $himself% off; then let him see whether his "lan will remo4e that which enra es $him%= #)! !hus ha4e 3e sent down Clear Sin s; and 4erily Allah doth uide whom 7e will= #*! !hose who belie4e $in the GurDan%, those who follow the Jewish $scri"tures%, and the Sabians, Christians, Ma ians, and Polytheists,@ Allah will 8ud e between them on the Day of Jud ment; for Allah is witness of all thin s. #-! Seest thou not that to Allah bow down in worshi" all thin s that are in the hea4ens and on earth,@ the sun, the moon, the stars; the hills, the trees, the animals; and a reat number amon man#ind> 2ut a reat number are $also% such as are fit for Punishment; and such as Allah shall dis race,@ ?one can raise to honour; for Allah carries out all that 7e wills. #.! !hese two anta onists dis"ute with each other about their 1ord; 2ut those who deny $their 1ord%,@ for them will be cut out a arment of 9ire; o4er their heads will be "oured out boilin water. %/! 3ith it will be scalded what is within their bodies, as well as $their% s#ins. %#! In addition there will be maces of iron $to "unish% them. %%! B4ery time they wish to et away therefrom, from an uish, they will be forced bac# therein, and $it will be said%, <!aste ye the Penalty of 2urnin =< %&! Allah will admit those who belie4e and wor# ri hteous deeds, to Gardens beneath which ri4ers flow; they shall be adorned therein with bracelets of old and "earls; and their arments there will be of sil#. %'! 9or they ha4e been uided $in this life% to the "urest of s"eeches; they ha4e been uided to the Path of 7im 3ho is 3orthy of $all% Praise. %(! As to those who ha4e re8ected $$Allah%%, and would #ee" bac# $men% from the 3ay of Allah, and from the Sacred MosFue, which 3e ha4e made $o"en% to $all% men @ eFual is

the dweller there and the 4isitor from the country @ and any whose "ur"ose therein is "rofanity or wron @doin @ them will 3e cause to taste of a most Grie4ous Penalty. %)! 2ehold= 3e a4e the site, to Abraham, of the $Sacred% 7ouse, $sayin %; <Associate not anythin $in worshi"% with Me; and sanctify My 7ouse for those who com"ass it round, or stand u", or bow, or "rostrate themsel4es $therein in "rayer%. %*! <And "roclaim the Pil rima e amon men; they will come to thee on foot and $mounted% on e4ery #ind of camel, lean on account of 8ourneys throu h dee" and distant mountain hi hways; %-! <!hat they may witness the benefits $"ro4ided% for them, and celebrate the name of Allah, throu h the Days a""ointed, o4er the cattle which 7e has "ro4ided for them $for sacrifice%; then eat ye thereof and feed the distressed ones in want. %.! <!hen let them com"lete the rites "rescribed for them, "erform their 4ows, and $a ain% circumambulate the Ancient 7ouse.< &/! Such $is the Pil rima e%; whoe4er honours the sacred rites of Allah, for him it is ood in the Si ht of his 1ord. 1awful to you $for food in Pil rima e% are cattle, eCce"t those mentioned to you $as eCce"tion%; but shun the abomination of idols, and shun the word that is false,@ &#! 2ein true in faith to Allah, and ne4er assi nin "artners to 7im; if anyone assi ns "artners to Allah, is as if he had fallen from hea4en and been snatched u" by birds, or the wind had swoo"ed $li#e a bird on its "rey% and thrown him into a far@ distant "lace. &%! Such $is his state%; and whoe4er holds in honour the symbols of Allah, $in the sacrifice of animals%, such $honour% should come truly from "iety of heart. &&! In them ye ha4e benefits for a term a""ointed; in the end their "lace of sacrifice is near the Ancient 7ouse. &'! !o e4ery "eo"le did 3e a""oint rites $of sacrifice%, that they mi ht celebrate the name of Allah o4er the sustenance 7e a4e them from animals $fit for food%. 2ut your Allah is :ne Allah. submit then your wills to 7im $in Islam%; and i4e thou the ood news to those who humble themsel4es,@ &(! !o those whose hearts when Allah is mentioned, are filled with fear, who show "atient "erse4erance o4er their afflictions, #ee" u" re ular "rayer, and s"end $in charity% out of what 3e ha4e bestowed u"on them. &)! !he sacrificial camels we ha4e made for you as amon the symbols from Allah. in them is $much% ood for you; then "ronounce the name of Allah o4er them as they line u" $for sacrifice%; when they are down on their sides $after slau hter%, eat ye thereof, and

feed such as $be not but% li4e in contentment, and such as be with due humility; thus ha4e 3e made animals sub8ect to you, that ye may be rateful. &*! It is not their meat nor their blood, that reaches Allah. it is your "iety that reaches 7im; 7e has thus made them sub8ect to you, that ye may lorify Allah for 7is Guidance to you and "roclaim the ood news to all who do ri ht. &-! Ierily Allah will defend $from ill% those who belie4e; 4erily, Allah lo4eth not any that is a traitor to faith, or show in ratitude. &.! !o those a ainst whom war is made, "ermission is i4en $to fi ht%, because they are wron ed;@ and 4erily, Allah is most "owerful for their aid;@ '/! $!hey are% those who ha4e been eC"elled from their homes in defiance of ri ht,@ $for no cause% eCce"t that they say, <our 1ord is Allah.. Did not Allah chec# one set of "eo"le by means of another, there would surely ha4e been "ulled down monasteries, churches, syna o ues, and mosFues, in which the name of Allah is commemorated in abundant measure. Allah will certainly aid those who aid his $cause%;@ for 4erily Allah is full of Stren th, BCalted in Mi ht, $able to enforce 7is 3ill%. '#! $!hey are% those who, if 3e establish them in the land, establish re ular "rayer and i4e re ular charity, en8oin the ri ht and forbid wron ; with Allah rests the end $and decision% of $all% affairs. '%! If they treat thy $mission% as false, so did the "eo"les before them $with their "ro"hets%,@ the Peo"le of ?oah, and DAd and !hamud; '&! !hose of Abraham and 1ut; ''! And the Com"anions of the Madyan Peo"le; and Moses was re8ected $in the same way%. 2ut I ranted res"ite to the 5nbelie4ers, and $only% after that did I "unish them; but how $terrible% was my re8ection $of them%= '(! 7ow many "o"ulations ha4e 3e destroyed, which were i4en to wron @ doin > !hey tumbled down on their roofs. And how many wells are lyin idle and ne lected, and castles lofty and well@built> ')! Do they not tra4el throu h the land, so that their hearts $and minds% may thus learn wisdom and their ears may thus learn to hear> !ruly it is not their eyes that are blind, but their hearts which are in their breasts. '*! Eet they as# thee to hasten on the Punishment= 2ut Allah will not fail in 7is Promise. Ierily a Day in the si ht of thy 1ord is li#e a thousand years of your rec#onin . '-! And to how many "o"ulations did I i4e res"ite, which were i4en to wron @doin > in the end I "unished them. !o me is the destination $of all%.

'.! Say; <: men= I am $sent% to you only to i4e a Clear 3arnin ; (/! <!hose who belie4e and wor# ri hteousness, for them is for i4eness and a sustenance most enerous. (#! <2ut those who stri4e a ainst :ur Si ns, to frustrate them,@ they will be Com"anions of the 9ire.< (%! ?e4er did 3e send an a"ostle or a "ro"het before thee, but, when he framed a desire, Satan threw some $4anity% into his desire; but Allah will cancel anythin $4ain% that Satan throws in, and Allah will confirm $and establish% 7is Si ns; for Allah is full of Hnowled e and 3isdom; (&! !hat 7e may ma#e the su estions thrown in by Satan, but a trial for those in whose hearts is a disease and who are hardened of heart; 4erily the wron @doers are in a schism far $from the !ruth%; ('! And that those on whom #nowled e has been bestowed may learn that the $GurDan% is the !ruth from thy 1ord, and that they may belie4e therein, and their hearts may be made humbly $o"en% to it; for 4erily Allah is the Guide of those who belie4e, to the Strai ht 3ay. ((! !hose who re8ect 9aith will not cease to be in doubt concernin $6e4elation% until the 7our $of Jud ment% comes suddenly u"on them, or there comes to them the Penalty of a Day of Disaster. ()! :n that Day of Dominion will be that of Allah. 7e will 8ud e between them; so those who belie4e and wor# ri hteous deeds will be in Gardens of Deli ht. (*! And for those who re8ect 9aith and deny our Si ns, there will be a humiliatin Punishment. (-! !hose who lea4e their homes in the cause of Allah, and are then slain or die,@ :n them will Allah bestow 4erily a oodly Pro4ision; !ruly Allah is 7e 3ho bestows the best "ro4ision. (.! Ierily 7e will admit them to a "lace with which they shall be well "leased; for Allah is All@Hnowin , Most 9orbearin . )/! !hat $is so%. And if one has retaliated to no reater eCtent than the in8ury he recei4ed, and is a ain set u"on inordinately, Allah will hel" him; for Allah is :ne that blots out $sins% and for i4es $a ain and a ain%. )#! !hat is because Allah mer es ni ht into day, and 7e mer es day into ni ht, and 4erily it is Allah 3ho hears and sees $all thin s%.

)%! !hat is because Allah @ 7e is the 6eality; and those besides 7im whom they in4o#e,@ they are but 4ain 9alsehood; 4erily Allah is 7e, Most 7i h, Most Great. )&! Seest thou not that Allah sends down rain from the s#y, and forthwith the earth becomes clothed with reen> for Allah is 7e 3ho understands the finest mysteries, and is well@acFuainted $with them%. )'! !o 7im belon s all that is in the hea4ens and on earth; for 4erily Allah,@ 7e is free of all wants, 3orthy of all Praise. )(! Seest thou not that Allah has made sub8ect to you $men% all that is on the earth, and the shi"s that sail throu h the sea by 7is Command> 7e withholds the s#y $rain% from failin on the earth eCce"t by 7is lea4e; for Allah is Most Hind and Most Merciful to man. ))! It is 7e 3ho a4e you life, will cause you to die, and will a ain i4e you life; !ruly man is a most un rateful creature= )*! !o e4ery Peo"le ha4e 3e a""ointed rites and ceremonies which they must follow; let them not then dis"ute with thee on the matter, but do thou in4ite $them% to thy 1ord; for thou art assuredly on the 6i ht 3ay. )-! If they do wran le with thee, say, <$Allah% #nows best what it is ye are doin .< ).! <$Allah% will 8ud e between you on the Day of Jud ment concernin the matters in which ye differ.< */! Hnowest thou not that Allah #nows all that is in hea4en and on earth> Indeed it is all in a 6ecord, and that is easy for Allah. *#! Eet they worshi", besides Allah, thin s for which no authority has been sent down to them, and of which they ha4e $really% no #nowled e; for those that do wron there is no hel"er. *%! 3hen :ur Clear Si ns are rehearsed to them, thou wilt notice a denial on the faces of the 5nbelie4ers= they nearly attac# with 4iolence those who rehearse :ur Si ns to them. Say, <Shall I tell you of somethin $far% worse than these Si ns> It is the 9ire $of 7ell%= Allah has "romised it to the 5nbelie4ers= and e4il is that destination=< *&! : men= 7ere is a "arable set forth= listen to it= !hose on whom, besides Allah, ye call, cannot create $e4en% a fly, if they all met to ether for the "ur"ose= and if the fly should snatch away anythin from them, they would ha4e no "ower to release it from the fly. 9eeble are those who "etition and those whom they "etition= *'! ?o 8ust estimate ha4e they made of Allah. for Allah is 7e 3ho is stron and able to Carry out 7is 3ill.

*(! Allah chooses messen ers from an els and from men for Allah is 7e 3ho hears and sees $all thin s%. *)! 7e #nows what is before them and what is behind them; and to Allah o bac# all Fuestions $for decision%. **! : ye who belie4e= bow down, "rostrate yoursel4es, and adore your 1ord; and do ood; that ye may "ros"er. *-! And stri4e in 7is cause as ye ou ht to stri4e, $with sincerity and under disci"line%. 7e has chosen you, and has im"osed no difficulties on you in reli ion; it is the cult of your father Abraham. It is 7e 3ho has named you Muslims, both before and in this $6e4elation%; that the Messen er may be a witness for you, and ye be witnesses for man#ind= So establish re ular Prayer, i4e re ular Charity, and hold fast to Allah. 7e is your Protector @ the 2est to "rotect and the 2est to hel"=

"urah %&! The 6elie4ers
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In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
#! !he belie4ers must $e4entually% win throu h,@ %! !hose who humble themsel4es in their "rayers; &! 3ho a4oid 4ain tal#; '! 3ho are acti4e in deeds of charity; (! 3ho abstain from seC, )! BCce"t with those 8oined to them in the marria e bond, or $the ca"ti4es% whom their ri ht hands "ossess,@ for $in their case% they are free from blame, *! 2ut those whose desires eCceed those limits are trans ressors;@ -! !hose who faithfully obser4e their trusts and their co4enants; .! And who $strictly% uard their "rayers;@ #/! !hese will be the heirs,

##! 3ho will inherit Paradise; they will dwell therein $for e4er%. #%! Man 3e did create from a Fuintessence $of clay%; #&! !hen 3e "laced him as $a dro" of% s"erm in a "lace of rest, firmly fiCed; #'! !hen 3e made the s"erm into a clot of con ealed blood; then of that clot 3e made a $foetus% lum"; then we made out of that lum" bones and clothed the bones with flesh; then we de4elo"ed out of it another creature. So blessed be Allah, the best to create= #(! After that, at len th ye will die #)! A ain, on the Day of Jud ment, will ye be raised u". #*! And 3e ha4e made, abo4e you, se4en tracts; and 3e are ne4er unmindful of $our% Creation. #-! And 3e send down water from the s#y accordin to $due% measure, and 3e cause it to soa# in the soil; and 3e certainly are able to drain it off $with ease%. #.! 3ith it 3e row for you ardens of date@"alms and 4ines; in them ha4e ye abundant fruits; and of them ye eat $and ha4e en8oyment%,@ %/! Also a tree s"rin in out of Mount Sinai, which "roduces oil, and relish for those who use it for food. %#! And in cattle $too% ye ha4e an instructi4e eCam"le; from within their bodies 3e "roduce $mil#% for you to drin#; there are, in them, $besides%, numerous $other% benefits for you; and of their $meat% ye eat; %%! An on them, as well as in sli"s, ye side. %&! $9urther, 3e sent a lon line of "ro"hets for your instruction%. 3e sent ?oah to his "eo"le; 7e said, <: my "eo"le= worshi" Allah. Ee ha4e no other od but 7im. 3ill ye not fear $7im%>< %'! !he chiefs of the 5nbelie4ers amon his "eo"le said; <7e is no more than a man li#e yoursel4es; his wish is to assert his su"eriority o4er you; if Allah had wished $to send messen ers%, 7e could ha4e sent down an els; ne4er did we hear such a thin $as he says%, amon our ancestors of old.< %(! $And some said%; <7e is only a man "ossessed; wait $and ha4e "atience% with him for a time.< %)! $?oah% said; <: my 1ord= hel" me; for that they accuse me of falsehood=<

%*! So 3e ins"ired him $with this messa e%; <Construct the Ar# within :ur si ht and under :ur uidance; then when comes :ur Command, and the fountains of the earth ush forth, ta#e thou on board "airs of e4ery s"ecies, male and female, and thy family@ eCce"t those of them a ainst whom the 3ord has already one forth; And address Me not in fa4our of the wron @doers; for they shall be drowned $in the 9lood%. %-! And when thou hast embar#ed on the Ar# @ thou and those with thee,@ say; <Praise be to Allah, 3ho has sa4ed us from the "eo"le who do wron .< %.! And say; <: my 1ord= enable me to disembar# with thy blessin ; for !hou art the 2est to enable $us% to disembar#.< &/! Ierily in this there are Si ns $for men to understand%; $thus% do 3e try $men%. &#! !hen 3e raised after them another eneration. &%! And 3e sent to them an a"ostle from amon themsel4es, $sayin %, <3orshi" Allah. ye ha4e no other od but 7im. 3ill ye not fear $7im%>< &&! And the chiefs of his "eo"le, who disbelie4ed and denied the Meetin in the 7ereafter, and on whom 3e had bestowed the ood thin s of this life, said; <7e is no more than a man li#e yoursel4es; he eats of that of which ye eat, and drin#s of what ye drin#. &'! <If ye obey a man li#e yoursel4es, behold, it is certain ye will be lost. &(! <Does he "romise that when ye die and become dust and bones, ye shall be brou ht forth $a ain%> &)! <9ar, 4ery far is that which ye are "romised= &*! <!here is nothin but our life in this world= 3e shall die and we li4e= 2ut we shall ne4er be raised u" a ain= &-! <7e is only a man who in4ents a lie a ainst Allah, but we are not the ones to belie4e in him=< &.! $!he "ro"het% said; <: my 1ord= hel" me; for that they accuse me of falsehood.< '/! $$Allah%% said; <In but a little while, they are sure to be sorry=< '#! !hen the 2last o4ertoo# them with 8ustice, and 3e made them as rubbish of dead lea4es $floatin on the stream of !ime%= So away with the "eo"le who do wron = '%! !hen 3e raised after them other enerations.

'&! ?o "eo"le can hasten their term, nor can they delay $it%. ''! !hen sent 3e our a"ostles in succession; e4ery time there came to a "eo"le their a"ostle, they accused him of falsehood; so 3e made them follow each other $in "unishment%; 3e made them as a tale $that is told%; So away with a "eo"le that will not belie4e= '(! !hen 3e sent Moses and his brother Aaron, with :ur Si ns and authority manifest, ')! !o Pharaoh and his Chiefs; 2ut these beha4ed insolently; they were an arro ant "eo"le. '*! !hey said; <Shall we belie4e in two men li#e oursel4es> And their "eo"le are sub8ect to us=< '-! So they accused them of falsehood, and they became of those who were destroyed. '.! And 3e a4e Moses the 2oo#, in order that they mi ht recei4e uidance. (/! And 3e made the son of Mary and his mother as a Si n; 3e a4e them both shelter on hi h round, affordin rest and security and furnished with s"rin s. (#! : ye a"ostles= en8oy $all% thin s ood and "ure, and wor# ri hteousness; for I am well@acFuainted with $all% that ye do. (%! And 4erily this 2rotherhood of yours is a sin le 2rotherhood, and I am your 1ord and Cherisher; therefore fear Me $and no other%. (&! 2ut "eo"le ha4e cut off their affair $of unity%, between them, into sects; each "arty re8oices in that which is with itself. ('! 2ut lea4e them in their confused i norance for a time. ((! Do they thin# that because 3e ha4e ranted them abundance of wealth and sons, ()! 3e would hasten them on in e4ery ood> ?ay, they do not understand. (*! Ierily those who li4e in awe for fear of their 1ord; (-! !hose who belie4e in the Si ns of their 1ord; (.! !hose who 8oin not $in worshi"% "artners with their 1ord; )/! And those who dis"ense their charity with their hearts full of fear, because they will return to their 1ord;@

)#! It is these who hasten in e4ery ood wor#, and these who are foremost in them. )%! :n no soul do 3e "lace a burden reater than it can bear; before 5s is a record which clearly shows the truth; they will ne4er be wron ed. )&! 2ut their hearts are in confused i norance of this; and there are, besides that, deeds of theirs, which they will $continue% to do,@ )'! 5ntil, when 3e seiAe in Punishment those of them who recei4ed the ood thin s of this world, behold, they will roan in su""lication= )(! $It will be said%; <Groan not in su""lication this day; for ye shall certainly not be hel"ed by 5s. ))! <My Si ns used to be rehearsed to you, but ye used to turn bac# on your heels@ )*! <In arro ance; tal#in nonsense about the $GurDan%, li#e one tellin fables by ni ht.< )-! Do they not "onder o4er the 3ord $of Allah., or has anythin $new% come to them that did not come to their fathers of old> ).! :r do they not reco nise their Messen er, that they deny him> */! :r do they say, <7e is "ossessed<> ?ay, he has brou ht them the !ruth, but most of them hate the !ruth. *#! If the !ruth had been in accord with their desires, truly the hea4ens and the earth, and all bein s therein would ha4e been in confusion and corru"tion= ?ay, 3e ha4e sent them their admonition, but they turn away from their admonition. *%! :r is it that thou as#est them for some recom"ense> 2ut the recom"ense of thy 1ord is best; 7e is the 2est of those who i4e sustenance. *&! 2ut 4erily thou callest them to the Strai ht 3ay; *'! And 4erily those who belie4e not in the 7ereafter are de4iatin from that 3ay. *(! If 3e had mercy on them and remo4ed the distress which is on them, they would obstinately "ersist in their trans ression, wanderin in distraction to and fro. *)! 3e inflicted Punishment on them, but they humbled not themsel4es to their 1ord, nor do they submissi4ely entreat $7im%=@ **! 5ntil 3e o"en on them a ate leadin to a se4ere Punishment; then 1o= they will be "lun ed in des"air therein=

*-! It is 7e 3ho has created for you $the faculties of% hearin , si ht, feelin and understandin ; little than#s it is ye i4e= *.! And 7e has multi"lied you throu h the earth, and to 7im shall ye be athered bac#. -/! It is 7e 3ho i4es life and death, and to 7im $is due% the alternation of ?i ht and Day; will ye not then understand> -#! :n the contrary they say thin s similar to what the ancients said. -%! !hey say; <3hat= when we die and become dust and bones, could we really be raised u" a ain> -&! <Such thin s ha4e been "romised to us and to our fathers before= they are nothin but tales of the ancients=< -'! Say; <!o whom belon the earth and all bein s therein> $say% if ye #now=< -(! !hey will say, <!o Allah.< say; <Eet will ye not recei4e admonition>< -)! Say; <3ho is the 1ord of the se4en hea4ens, and the 1ord of the !hrone $of Glory% Su"reme>< -*! !hey will say, <$!hey belon % to Allah.< Say; <3ill ye not then be filled with awe>< --! Say; <3ho is it in whose hands is the o4ernance of all thin s,@ who "rotects $all%, but is not "rotected $of any%> $say% if ye #now.< -.! !hey will say, <$It belon s% to Allah.< Say; <!hen how are ye deluded>< ./! 3e ha4e sent them the !ruth; but they indeed "ractise falsehood= .#! ?o son did Allah be et, nor is there any od alon with 7im; $if there were many ods%, behold, each od would ha4e ta#en away what he had created, and some would ha4e lorded it o4er others= Glory to Allah. $7e is free% from the $sort of% thin s they attribute to 7im= .%! 7e #nows what is hidden and what is o"en; too hi h is 7e for the "artners they attribute to 7im= .&! Say; <: my 1ord= if !hou wilt show me $in my lifetime% that which they are warned a ainst,@ .'! <!hen, : my 1ord= "ut me not amon st the "eo"le who do wron =<

.(! And 3e are certainly able to show thee $in fulfilment% that a ainst which they are warned. .)! 6e"el e4il with that which is best; 3e are well acFuainted with the thin s they say. .*! And say <: my 1ord= I see# refu e with !hee from the su estions of the B4il :nes.

.-! <And I see# refu e with !hee : my 1ord= lest they should come near me.< ..! $In 9alsehood will they be% 5ntil, when death comes to one of them, he says; <: my 1ord= send me bac# $to life%,@ #//! <In order that I may wor# ri hteousness in the thin s I ne lected.< @ <2y no means= It is but a word he says.<@ 2efore them is a Partition till the Day they are raised u". #/#! !hen when the !rum"et is blown, there will be no more relationshi"s between them that Day, nor will one as# after another= #/%! !hen those whose balance $of ood deeds% is hea4y,@ they will attain sal4ation; #/&! 2ut those whose balance is li ht, will be those who ha4e lost their souls, in 7ell will they abide. #/'! !he 9ire will burn their faces, and they will therein rin, with their li"s dis"laced. #/(! <3ere not My Si ns rehearsed to you, and ye did but treat them as falsehood>< #/)! !hey will say; <our 1ord= :ur misfortune o4erwhelmed us, and we became a "eo"le astray= #/*! <:ur 1ord= brin us out of this; if e4er we return $to B4il%, then shall we be wron @ doers indeed=< #/-! 7e will say; <2e ye dri4en into it $with i nominy%= And s"ea# ye not to Me= #/.! <A "art of My ser4ants there was, who used to "ray Dour 1ord= we belie4e; then do !hou for i4e us, and ha4e mercy u"on us; 9or !hou art the 2est of those who show mercy=< ##/! <2ut ye treated them with ridicule, so much so that $ridicule of% them made you for et My Messa e while ye were lau hin at them= ###! <I ha4e rewarded them this Day for their "atience and constancy; they are indeed the ones that ha4e achie4ed 2liss...< ##%! 7e will say; <3hat number of years did ye stay on earth><

##&! !hey will say; <3e stayed a day or "art of a day; but as# those who #ee" account.< ##'! 7e will say; <Ee stayed not but a little,@ if ye had only #nown= ##(! <Did ye then thin# that 3e had created you in 8est, and that ye would not be brou ht bac# to 5s $for account%>< ##)! !herefore eCalted be Allah, the Hin , the 6eality; there is no od but 7e, the 1ord of the !hrone of 7onour= ##*! If anyone in4o#es, besides Allah, Any other od, he has no authority therefor; and his rec#onin will be only with his 1ord= and 4erily the 5nbelie4ers will fail to win throu h= ##-! So say; <: my 1ord= rant !hou for i4eness and mercy for !hou art the 2est of those who show mercy=<

"urah %'! 3i ht
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In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
#! A sura which 3e ha4e sent down and which 3e ha4e ordained in it ha4e 3e sent down Clear Si ns, in order that ye may recei4e admonition. %! !he woman and the man uilty of adultery or fornication,@ flo each of them with a hundred stri"es; 1et not com"assion mo4e you in their case, in a matter "rescribed by Allah, if ye belie4e in Allah and the 1ast Day; and let a "arty of the 2elie4ers witness their "unishment. &! 1et no man uilty of adultery or fornication marry and but a woman similarly uilty, or an 5nbelie4er; nor let any but such a man or an 5nbelie4er marry such a woman; to the 2elie4ers such a thin is forbidden. '! And those who launch a char e a ainst chaste women, and "roduce not four witnesses $to su""ort their alle ations%,@ flo them with ei hty stri"es; and re8ect their e4idence e4er after; for such men are wic#ed trans ressors;@ (! 5nless they re"ent thereafter and mend $their conduct%; for Allah is :ft@ 9or i4in , Most Merciful.

)! And for those who launch a char e a ainst their s"ouses, and ha4e $in su""ort% no e4idence but their own,@ their solitary e4idence $can be recei4ed% if they bear witness four times $with an oath% by Allah that they are solemnly tellin the truth; *! And the fifth $oath% $should be% that they solemnly in4o#e the curse of Allah on themsel4es if they tell a lie. -! 2ut it would a4ert the "unishment from the wife, if she bears witness four times $with an oath% 2y Allah, that $her husband% is tellin a lie; .! And the fifth $oath% should be that she solemnly in4o#es the wrath of Allah on herself if $her accuser% is tellin the truth. #/! If it were not for Allah.s race and mercy on you, and that Allah is :ft@ 6eturnin , full of 3isdom,@ $Ee would be ruined indeed%. ##! !hose who brou ht forward the lie are a body amon yoursel4es; thin# it not to be an e4il to you; :n the contrary it is ood for you; to e4ery man amon them $will come the "unishment% of the sin that he earned, and to him who too# on himself the lead amon them, will be a "enalty rie4ous. #%! 3hy did not the belie4ers @ men and women @ when ye heard of the affair,@ "ut the best construction on it in their own minds and say, <!his $char e% is an ob4ious lie< > #&! 3hy did they not brin four witnesses to "ro4e it> 3hen they ha4e not brou ht the witnesses, such men, in the si ht of Allah, $stand forth% themsel4es as liars= #'! 3ere it not for the race and mercy of Allah on you, in this world and the 7ereafter, a rie4ous "enalty would ha4e seiAed you in that ye rushed libly into this affair. #(! 2ehold, ye recei4ed it on your ton ues, and said out of your mouths thin s of which ye had no #nowled e; and ye thou ht it to be a li ht matter, while it was most serious in the si ht of Allah. #)! And why did ye not, when ye heard it, say> @ <It is not ri ht of us to s"ea# of this; Glory to Allah. this is a most serious slander=< #*! Allah doth admonish you, that ye may ne4er re"eat such $conduct%, if ye are $true% 2elie4ers. #-! And Allah ma#es the Si ns "lain to you; for Allah is full of #nowled e and wisdom. #.! !hose who lo4e $to see% scandal "ublished broadcast amon the 2elie4ers, will ha4e a rie4ous Penalty in this life and in the 7ereafter; Allah #nows, and ye #now not.

%/! 3ere it not for the race and mercy of Allah on you, and that Allah is full of #indness and mercy, $ye would be ruined indeed%. %#! : ye who belie4e= follow not SatanDs footste"s; if any will follow the footste"s of Satan, he will $but% command what is shameful and wron ; and were it not for the race and mercy of Allah on you, not one of you would e4er ha4e been "ure; but Allah doth "urify whom 7e "leases; and Allah is :ne 3ho hears and #nows $all thin s%. %%! 1et not those amon you who are endued with race and am"litude of means resol4e by oath a ainst hel"in their #insmen, those in want, and those who ha4e left their homes in Allah.s cause; let them for i4e and o4erloo#, do you not wish that Allah should for i4e you> 9or Allah is :ft@9or i4in , Most Merciful. %&! !hose who slander chaste women, indiscreet but belie4in , are cursed in this life and in the 7ereafter; for them is a rie4ous Penalty,@ %'! :n the Day when their ton ues, their hands, and their feet will bear witness a ainst them as to their actions. %(! :n that Day Allah will "ay them bac# $all% their 8ust dues, and they will realise that Allah is the $4ery% !ruth, that ma#es all thin s manifest. %)! 3omen im"ure are for men im"ure, and men im"ure for women im"ure and women of "urity are for men of "urity, and men of "urity are for women of "urity; these are not affected by what "eo"le say; for them there is for i4eness, and a "ro4ision honourable. %*! : ye who belie4e= enter not houses other than your own, until ye ha4e as#ed "ermission and saluted those in them; that is best for you, in order that ye may heed $what is seemly%. %-! If ye find no one in the house, enter not until "ermission is i4en to you; if ye are as#ed to o bac#, o bac#; that ma#es for reater "urity for yoursel4es; and Allah #nows well all that ye do. %.! It is no fault on your "art to enter houses not used for li4in in, which ser4e some $other% use for you; And Allah has #nowled e of what ye re4eal and what ye conceal. &/! Say to the belie4in men that they should lower their aAe and uard their modesty; that will ma#e for reater "urity for them; And Allah is well acFuainted with all that they do. &#! And say to the belie4in women that they should lower their aAe and uard their modesty; that they should not dis"lay their beauty and ornaments eCce"t what $must ordinarily% a""ear thereof; that they should draw their 4eils o4er their bosoms and not dis"lay their beauty eCce"t to their husbands, their fathers, their husbandDs fathers, their sons, their husbandsD sons, their brothers or their brothersD sons, or their sistersD sons, or

their women, or the sla4es whom their ri ht hands "ossess, or male ser4ants free of "hysical needs, or small children who ha4e no sense of the shame of seC; and that they should not stri#e their feet in order to draw attention to their hidden ornaments. And : ye 2elie4ers= turn ye all to ether towards Allah, that ye may attain 2liss. &%! Marry those amon you who are sin le, or the 4irtuous ones amon yoursel4es, male or female; if they are in "o4erty, Allah will i4e them means out of 7is race; for Allah encom"asseth all, and he #noweth all thin s. &&! 1et those who find not the wherewithal for marria e #ee" themsel4es chaste, until Allah i4es them means out of 7is race. And if any of your sla4es as# for a deed in writin $to enable them to earn their freedom for a certain sum%, i4e them such a deed if ye #now any ood in them; yea, i4e them somethin yoursel4es out of the means which Allah has i4en to you. 2ut force not your maids to "rostitution when they desire chastity, in order that ye may ma#e a ain in the oods of this life. 2ut if anyone com"els them, yet, after such com"ulsion, is Allah, :ft@9or i4in , Most Merciful $to them%, &'! 3e ha4e already sent down to you 4erses ma#in thin s clear, an illustration from $the story of% "eo"le who "assed away before you, and an admonition for those who fear $$Allah%%. &(! Allah is the 1i ht of the hea4ens and the earth. !he Parable of 7is 1i ht is as if there were a ?iche and within it a 1am"; the 1am" enclosed in Glass; the lass as it were a brilliant star; 1it from a blessed !ree, an :li4e, neither of the east nor of the west, whose oil is well@ni h luminous, thou h fire scarce touched it; 1i ht u"on 1i ht= Allah doth uide whom 7e will to 7is 1i ht; Allah doth set forth Parables for men; and Allah doth #now all thin s. &)! $1it is such a 1i ht% in houses, which Allah hath "ermitted to be raised to honour; for the celebration, in them, of 7is name; In them is 7e lorified in the mornin s and in the e4enin s, $a ain and a ain%,@ &*! 2y men whom neither traffic nor merchandise can di4ert from the 6emembrance of Allah, nor from re ular Prayer, nor from the "ractice of re ular Charity; !heir $only% fear is for the Day when hearts and eyes will be transformed $in a world wholly new%,@ &-! !hat Allah may reward them accordin to the best of their deeds, and add e4en more for them out of 7is Grace; for Allah doth "ro4ide for those whom 7e will, without measure. &.! 2ut the 5nbelie4ers,@ their deeds are li#e a mira e in sandy deserts, which the man "arched with thirst mista#es for water; until when he comes u" to it, he finds it to be nothin ; 2ut he finds Allah $e4er% with him, and Allah will "ay him his account; and Allah is swift in ta#in account.

'/! :r $the 5nbelie4ersD state% is li#e the de"ths of dar#ness in a 4ast dee" ocean, o4erwhelmed with billow to""ed by billow, to""ed by $dar#% clouds; de"ths of dar#ness, one abo4e another; if a man stretches out his hands, he can hardly see it= for any to whom Allah i4eth not li ht, there is no li ht= '#! Seest thou not that it is Allah 3hose "raises all bein s in the hea4ens and on earth do celebrate, and the birds $of the air% with win s outs"read> Bach one #nows its own $mode of% "rayer and "raise. And Allah #nows well all that they do. '%! Eea, to Allah belon s the dominion of the hea4ens and the earth; and to Allah is the final oal $of all%. '&! Seest thou not that Allah ma#es the clouds mo4e ently, then 8oins them to ether, then ma#es them into a hea"> @ then wilt thou see rain issue forth from their midst. And 7e sends down from the s#y mountain masses $of clouds% wherein is hail; 7e stri#es therewith whom 7e "leases and 7e turns it away from whom 7e "leases, the 4i4id flash of 7is li htnin well@ni h blinds the si ht. ''! It is Allah 3ho alternates the ?i ht and the Day; 4erily in these thin s is an instructi4e eCam"le for those who ha4e 4ision= '(! And Allah has created e4ery animal from water; of them there are some that cree" on their bellies; some that wal# on two le s; and some that wal# on four. Allah creates what 7e wills for 4erily Allah has "ower o4er all thin s. ')! 3e ha4e indeed sent down si ns that ma#e thin s manifest; and Allah uides whom 7e wills to a way that is strai ht. '*! !hey say, <3e belie4e in Allah and in the a"ostle, and we obey<; but e4en after that, some of them turn away; they are not $really% 2elie4ers. '-! 3hen they are summoned to Allah and 7is a"ostle, in order that 7e may 8ud e between them, behold some of them decline $to come%. '.! 2ut if the ri ht is on their side, they come to him with all submission. (/! Is it that there is a disease in their hearts> or do they doubt, or are they in fear, that Allah and 7is Messen er will deal un8ustly with them> ?ay, it is they themsel4es who do wron . (#! !he answer of the 2elie4ers, when summoned to Allah and 7is Messen er, in order that 7e may 8ud e between them, is no other than this; they say, <3e hear and we obey<; it is such as these that will attain felicity. (%! It is such as obey Allah and 7is Messen er, and fear Allah and do ri ht, that will win $in the end%,

(&! !hey swear their stron est oaths by Allah that, if only thou wouldst command them, they would lea4e $their homes%. Say; <Swear ye not; :bedience is $more% reasonable; 4erily, Allah is well acFuainted with all that ye do.< ('! Say; <:bey Allah, and obey the Messen er. but if ye turn away, he is only res"onsible for the duty "laced on him and ye for that "laced on you. If ye obey him, ye shall be on ri ht uidance. !he Messen er.s duty is only to "reach the clear $Messa e%. ((! Allah has "romised, to those amon you who belie4e and wor# ri hteous deeds, that 7e will, of a surety, rant them in the land, inheritance $of "ower%, as 7e ranted it to those before them; that 7e will establish in authority their reli ion @ the one which 7e has chosen for them; and that 7e will chan e $their state%, after the fear in which they $li4ed%, to one of security and "eace; D!hey will worshi" Me $alone% and not associate au ht with Me. DIf any do re8ect 9aith after this, they are rebellious and wic#ed. ()! So establish re ular Prayer and i4e re ular Charity; and obey the Messen er. that ye may recei4e mercy. (*! ?e4er thin# thou that the 5nbelie4ers are oin to frustrate $$Allah%Ds Plan% on earth; their abode is the 9ire,@ and it is indeed an e4il refu e= (-! : ye who belie4e= let those whom your ri ht hands "ossess, and the $children% amon you who ha4e not come of a e as# your "ermission $before they come to your "resence%, on three occasions; before mornin "rayer; the while ye doff your clothes for the noonday heat; and after the late@ni ht "rayer; these are your three times of undress; outside those times it is not wron for you or for them to mo4e about attendin to each other; !hus does Allah ma#e clear the Si ns to you; for Allah is full of #nowled e and wisdom. (.! 2ut when the children amon you come of a e, let them $also% as# for "ermission, as do those senior to them $in a e%; !hus does Allah ma#e clear 7is Si ns to you; for Allah is full of #nowled e and wisdom. )/! Such elderly women as are "ast the "ros"ect of marria e,@ there is no blame on them if they lay aside their $outer% arments, "ro4ided they ma#e not a wanton dis"lay of their beauty; but it is best for them to be modest; and Allah is :ne 3ho sees and #nows all thin s. )#! It is no fault in the blind nor in one born lame, nor in one afflicted with illness, nor in yoursel4es, that ye should eat in your own houses, or those of your fathers, or your mothers, or your brothers, or your sisters, or your fatherDs brothers or your fatherDs sisters, or your mohterDs brothers, or your motherDs sisters, or in houses of which the #eys are in your "ossession, or in the house of a sincere friend of yours; there is no blame on you, whether ye eat in com"any or se"arately. 2ut if ye enter houses, salute each other @ a reetin of blessin and "urity as from Allah. !hus does Allah ma#e clear the si ns to you; that ye may understand.

)%! :nly those are belie4ers, who belie4e in Allah and 7is Messen er. when they are with him on a matter reFuirin collecti4e action, they do not de"art until they ha4e as#ed for his lea4e; those who as# for thy lea4e are those who belie4e in Allah and 7is Messen er. so when they as# for thy lea4e, for some business of theirs, i4e lea4e to those of them whom thou wilt, and as# Allah for their for i4eness; for Allah is :ft@ 9or i4in , Most Merciful. )&! Deem not the summons of the Messen er amon yoursel4es li#e the summons of one of you to another; Allah doth #now those of you who sli" away under shelter of some eCcuse; then let those beware who withstand the Messen er.s order, lest some trial befall them, or a rie4ous "enalty be inflicted on them. )'! 2e Fuite sure that to Allah doth belon whate4er is in the hea4ens and on earth. 3ell doth 7e #now what ye are intent u"on; and one day they will be brou ht bac# to 7im, and 7e will tell them the truth of what they did; for Allah doth #now all thin s.

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In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
#! 2lessed is 7e who sent down the criterion to 7is ser4ant, that it may be an admonition to all creatures;@ %! 7e to whom belon s the dominion of the hea4ens and the earth; no son has 7e be otten, nor has 7e a "artner in 7is dominion; it is 7e who created all thin s, and ordered them in due "ro"ortions. &! Eet ha4e they ta#en, besides him, ods that can create nothin but are themsel4es created; that ha4e no control of hurt or ood to themsel4es; nor can they control death nor life nor resurrection. '! 2ut the misbelie4ers say; <?au ht is this but a lie which he has for ed, and others ha4e hel"ed him at it.< In truth it is they who ha4e "ut forward an iniFuity and a falsehood. (! And they say; <!ales of the ancients, which he has caused to be written; and they are dictated before him mornin and e4enin .<

)! Say; <!he $GurDan% was sent down by 7im who #nows the mystery $that is% in the hea4ens and the earth; 4erily 7e is :ft@9or i4in , Most Merciful.< *! And they say; <3hat sort of an a"ostle is this, who eats food, and wal#s throu h the streets> 3hy has not an an el been sent down to him to i4e admonition with him> -! <:r $3hy% has not a treasure been bestowed on him, or why has he $not% a arden for en8oyment>< !he wic#ed say; <Ee follow none other than a man bewitched.< .! See what #inds of com"arisons they ma#e for thee= 2ut they ha4e one astray, and ne4er a way will they be able to find= #/! 2lessed is 7e who, if that were 7is will, could i4e thee better $thin s% than those,@ Gardens beneath which ri4ers flow; and 7e could i4e thee "alaces $secure to dwell in%. ##! ?ay they deny the hour $of the 8ud ment to come%; but 3e ha4e "re"ared a blaAin fire for such as deny the hour; #%! 3hen it sees them from a "lace fAr off, they will hear its fury and its ran in si h. #&! And when they are cast, bound to ether into a constricted "lace therein, they will "1ead for destruction there and then= #'! <!his day "lead not for a sin le destruction; "lead for destruction oft@ re"eated=< #(! Say; <Is that best, or the eternal arden, "romised to the ri hteous> for them, that is a reward as well as a oal $of attainment%. #)! <9or them there will be therein all that they wish for; they will dwell $there% for aye; A "romise to be "rayed for from thy 1ord.< #*! !he day 7e will ather them to ether as well as those whom they worshi" besides Allah, 7e will as#; <3as it ye who let these My ser4ants astray, or did they stray from the Path themsel4es>< #-! !hey will say; <Glory to !hee= not meet was it for us that we should ta#e for "rotectors others besides !hee; 2ut !hou didst bestow, on them and their fathers, ood thin s $in life%, until they for ot the Messa e; for they were a "eo"le $worthless and% lost.< #.! $$Allah% will say%; <?ow ha4e they "ro4ed you liars in what ye say; so ye cannot a4ert $your "enalty% nor $ et% hel".< And whoe4er amon you does wron , him shall 3e cause to taste of a rie4ous Penalty.

%/! And the a"ostles whom 3e sent before thee were all $men% who ate food and wal#ed throu h the streets; 3e ha4e made some of you as a trial for others; will ye ha4e "atience> for Allah is :ne 3ho sees $all thin s%. %#! Such as fear not the meetin with 5s $for Jud ment% say; <3hy are not the an els sent down to us, or $why% do we not see our 1ord>< Indeed they ha4e an arro ant conceit of themsel4es, and mi hty is the insolence of their im"iety= %%! !he Day they see the an els,@ no 8oy will there be to the sinners that Day; !he $an els% will say; <!here is a barrier forbidden $to you% alto ether=< %&! And 3e shall turn to whate4er deeds they did $in this life%, and 3e shall ma#e such deeds as floatin dust scattered about. %'! !he Com"anions of the Garden will be well, that Day, in their abode, and ha4e the fairest of "laces for re"ose. %(! !he Day the hea4en shall be rent asunder with clouds, and an els shall be sent down, descendin $in ran#s%,@ %)! !hat Day, the dominion as of ri ht and truth, shall be $wholly% for $$Allah%% Most Merciful; it will be a Day of dire difficulty for the Misbelie4ers. %*! !he Day that the wron @doer will bite at his hands, he will say, <:h= would that I had ta#en a $strai ht% "ath with the Messen er. %-! <Ah= woe is me= 3ould that I had ne4er ta#en such a one for a friend= %.! <7e did lead me astray from the Messa e $of Allah. after it had come to me= Ah= the B4il :ne is but a traitor to man=< !hen the Messen er will say; &/! <: my 1ord= !ruly my "eo"le too# this GurDan for 8ust foolish nonsense.< &#! !hus ha4e 3e made for e4ery "ro"het an enemy amon the sinners; but enou h is thy 1ord to uide and to hel". &%! !hose who re8ect 9aith say; <3hy is not the GurDan re4ealed to him all at once> !hus $is it re4ealed%, that 3e may stren then thy heart thereby, and 3e ha4e rehearsed it to thee in slow, well@arran ed sta es, radually. &&! And no Fuestion do they brin to thee but 3e re4eal to thee the truth and the best eC"lanation $thereof%. &'! !hose who will be athered to 7ell $"rone% on their faces,@ they will be in an e4il "li ht, and, as to Path, most astray.

&(! $2efore this,% 3e sent Moses !he 2oo#, and a""ointed his brother Aaron with him as minister; &)! And 3e command; <Go ye both, to the "eo"le who ha4e re8ected our Si ns;< And those $"eo"le% 3e destroyed with utter destruction. &*! And the "eo"le of ?oah,@ when they re8ected the a"ostles, 3e drowned them, and 3e made them as a Si n for man#ind; and 3e ha4e "re"ared for $all% wron @doers a rie4ous Penalty;@ &-! As also DAd and !hamud, and the Com"anions of the 6ass, and many a eneration between them. &.! !o each one 3e set forth Parables and eCam"les; and each one 3e bro#e to utter annihilation $for their sins%. '/! And the $5nbelie4ers% must indeed ha4e "assed by the town on which was rained a shower of e4il; did they not then see it $with their own eyes%> 2ut they fear not the 6esurrection. '#! 3hen they see thee, they treat thee no otherwise than in moc#ery; <Is this the one whom Allah has sent as an a"ostle>< '%! <7e indeed would well@ni h ha4e misled us from our ods, had it not been that we were constant to them=< @ Soon will they #now, when they see the Penalty, who it is that is most misled in Path= '&! Seest thou such a one as ta#eth for his od his own "assion $or im"ulse%> Couldst thou be a dis"oser of affairs for him> ''! :r thin#est thou that most of them listen or understand> !hey are only li#e cattle;@ nay, they are worse astray in Path. '(! 7ast thou not turned thy 4ision to thy 1ord>@ 7ow 7e doth "rolon the shadow= If 7e willed, 7e could ma#e it stationary= then do 3e ma#e the sun its uide; ')! !hen 3e draw it in towards :ursel4es,@ a contraction by easy sta es. '*! And 7e it is 3ho ma#es the ?i ht as a 6obe for you, and Slee" as 6e"ose, and ma#es the Day $as it were% a 6esurrection. '-! And 7e it is 3ho sends the winds as heralds of lad tidin s, oin before 7is mercy, and 3e send down "ure water from the s#y,@ '.! !hat with it 3e may i4e life to a dead land, and sla#e the thirst of thin s 3e ha4e created,@ cattle and men in reat numbers.

(/! And 3e ha4e distributed the $water% amon st them, in order that they may celebrate $our% "raises, but most men are a4erse $to au ht% but $ran#% in ratitude. (#! 7ad it been :ur 3ill, 3e could ha4e sent a warner to e4ery centre of "o"ulation. (%! !herefore listen not to the 5nbelie4ers, but stri4e a ainst them with the utmost strenuousness, with the $GurDan%. (&! It is 7e 3ho has let free the two bodies of flowin water; :ne "alatable and sweet, and the other salt and bitter; yet has 7e made a barrier between them, a "artition that is forbidden to be "assed. ('! It is 7e 3ho has created man from water; then has 7e established relationshi"s of linea e and marria e; for thy 1ord has "ower $o4er all thin s%. ((! Eet do they worshi", besides Allah, thin s that can neither "rofit them nor harm them; and the Misbelie4er is a hel"er $of B4il%, a ainst his own 1ord= ()! 2ut thee 3e only sent to i4e lad tidin s and admonition. (*! Say; <?o reward do I as# of you for it but this; that each one who will may ta#e a $strai ht% Path to his 1ord.< (-! And "ut thy trust in 7im 3ho li4es and dies not; and celebrate his "raise; and enou h is 7e to be acFuainted with the faults of 7is ser4ants;@ (.! 7e 3ho created the hea4ens and the earth and all that is between, in siC days, and is firmly established on the !hrone $of Authority%; Allah Most Gracious; as# thou, then, about 7im of any acFuainted $with such thin s%. )/! 3hen it is said to them, <Adore ye $$Allah%% Most Gracious=<, they say, <And what is $$Allah%% Most Gracious> Shall we adore that which thou commandest us>< And it increases their fli ht $from the !ruth%. )#! 2lessed is 7e 3ho made constellations in the s#ies, and "laced therein a 1am" and a Moon i4in li ht; )%! And it is 7e 3ho made the ?i ht and the Day to follow each other; for such as ha4e the will to celebrate 7is "raises or to show their ratitude. )&! And the ser4ants of $$Allah%% Most Gracious are those who wal# on the earth in humility, and when the i norant address them, they say, <Peace=<; )'! !hose who s"end the ni ht in adoration of their 1ord "rostrate and standin ;

)(! !hose who say, <:ur 1ord= a4ert from us the 3rath of 7ell, for its 3rath is indeed an affliction rie4ous,@ ))! <B4il indeed is it as an abode, and as a "lace to rest in<; )*! !hose who, when they s"end, are not eCtra4a ant and not ni ardly, but hold a 8ust $balance% between those $eCtremes%; )-! !hose who in4o#e not, with Allah, any other od, nor slay such life as Allah has made sacred eCce"t for 8ust cause, nor commit fornication; @ and any that does this $not only% meets "unishment. ).! $2ut% the Penalty on the Day of Jud ment will be doubled to him, and he will dwell therein in i nominy,@ */! 5nless he re"ents, belie4es, and wor#s ri hteous deeds, for Allah will chan e the e4il of such "ersons into ood, and Allah is :ft@9or i4in , Most Merciful, *#! And whoe4er re"ents and does ood has truly turned to Allah with an $acce"table% con4ersion;@ *%! !hose who witness no falsehood, and, if they "ass by futility, they "ass by it with honourable $a4oidance%; *&! !hose who, when they are admonished with the Si ns of their 1ord, droo" not down at them as if they were deaf or blind; *'! And those who "ray, <:ur 1ord= Grant unto us wi4es and offs"rin who will be the comfort of our eyes, and i4e us $the race% to lead the ri hteous.< *(! !hose are the ones who will be rewarded with the hi hest "lace in hea4en, because of their "atient constancy; therein shall they be met with salutations and "eace, *)! Dwellin therein;@ how beautiful an abode and "lace of rest= **! Say $to the 6e8ecters%; <My 1ord is not uneasy because of you if ye call not on 7im; 2ut ye ha4e indeed re8ected $7im%, and soon will come the ine4itable $"unishment%=<

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In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
#! !a. Sin. Mim. %! !hese are 4erses of the 2oo# that ma#es $thin s% clear. &! It may be thou frettest thy soul with rief, that they do not become 2elie4ers. '! If $such% were :ur 3ill, 3e could send down to them from the s#y a Si n, to which they would bend their nec#s in humility. (! 2ut there comes not to them a newly@re4ealed Messa e from $$Allah%% Most Gracious, but they turn away therefrom. )! !hey ha4e indeed re8ected $the Messa e%; so they will #now soon $enou h% the truth of what they moc#ed at= *! Do they not loo# at the earth,@ how many noble thin s of all #inds 3e ha4e "roduced therein> -! Ierily, in this is a Si n; but most of them do not belie4e. .! And 4erily, thy 1ord is 7e, the BCalted in Mi ht, Most Merciful. #/! 2ehold, thy 1ord called Moses; <Go to the "eo"le of iniFuity,@ ##! <!he "eo"le of the Pharaoh; will they not fear Allah.< #%! 7e said; <: my 1ord= I do fear that they will char e me with falsehood; #&! <My breast will be straitened. And my s"eech may not o $smoothly%; so send unto Aaron. #'! <And $further%, they ha4e a char e of crime a ainst me; and I fear they may slay me.< #(! Allah said; <2y no means= "roceed then, both of you, with :ur Si ns; 3e are with you, and will listen $to your call%. #)! <So o forth, both of you, to Pharaoh, and say; D3e ha4e been sent by the 1ord and Cherisher of the worlds; #*! <DSend thou with us the Children of Israel.D< #-! $Pharaoh% said; <Did we not cherish thee as a child amon us, and didst thou not stay in our midst many years of thy life>

#.! <And thou didst a deed of thine which $thou #nowest% thou didst, and thou art an un rateful $wretch%=< %/! Moses said; <I did it then, when I was in error. %#! <So I fled from you $all% when I feared you; but my 1ord has $since% in4ested me with 8ud ment $and wisdom% and a""ointed me as one of the a"ostles. %%! <And this is the fa4our with which thou dost re"roach me,@ that thou hast ensla4ed the Children of Israel=< %&! Pharaoh said; <And what is the D1ord and Cherisher of the worldsD>< %'! $Moses% said; <!he 1ord and Cherisher of the hea4ens and the earth, and all between,@ if ye want to be Fuite sure.< %(! $Pharaoh% said to those around; <Did ye not listen $to what he says%>< %)! $Moses% said; <Eour 1ord and the 1ord of your fathers from the be innin =< %*! $Pharaoh% said; <!ruly your a"ostle who has been sent to you is a 4eritable madman=< %-! $Moses% said; <1ord of the Bast and the 3est, and all between= if ye only had sense=< %.! $Pharaoh% said; <If thou dost "ut forward any od other than me, I will certainly "ut thee in "rison=< &/! $Moses% said; <B4en if I showed you somethin clear $and% con4incin >< &#! $Pharaoh% said; <Show it then, if thou tellest the truth=< &%! So $Moses% threw his rod, and behold, it was a ser"ent, "lain $for all to see%= &&! And he drew out his hand, and behold, it was white to all beholders= &'! $Pharaoh% said to the Chiefs around him; <!his is indeed a sorcerer well@ 4ersed; &(! <7is "lan is to et you out of your land by his sorcery; then what is it ye counsel>< &)! !hey said; <Hee" him and his brother in sus"ense $for a while%, and dis"atch to the Cities heralds to collect@ &*! <And brin u" to thee all $our% sorcerers well@4ersed.< &-! So the sorcerers were ot to ether for the a""ointment of a day well@#nown,

&.! And the "eo"le were told; <Are ye $now% assembled>@ '/! <!hat we may follow the sorcerers $in reli ion% if they win>< '#! So when the sorcerers arri4ed, they said to Pharaoh; <:f course @ shall we ha4e a $suitable% reward if we win> '%! 7e said; <Eea, $and more%,@ for ye shall in that case be $raised to "osts% nearest $to my "erson%.< '&! Moses said to them; <!hrow ye @ that which ye are about to throw=< ''! So they threw their ro"es and their rods, and said; <2y the mi ht of Pharaoh, it is we who will certainly win=< '(! !hen Moses threw his rod, when, behold, it strai htway swallows u" all the falsehoods which they fa#e= ')! !hen did the sorcerers fall down, "rostrate in adoration, '*! Sayin ; <3e belie4e in the 1ord of the 3orlds, '-! <!he 1ord of Moses and Aaron.< '.! Said $Pharaoh%; <2elie4e ye in 7im before I i4e you "ermission> surely he is your leader, who has tau ht you sorcery= but soon shall ye #now= (/! <2e sure I will cut off your hands and your feet on o""osite sides, and I will cause you all to die on the cross=< (#! !hey said; <?o matter= for us, we shall but return to our 1ord= (%! <:nly, our desire is that our 1ord will for i4e us our faults, that we may become foremost amon the belie4ers=< (&! 2y ins"iration we told Moses; <!ra4el by ni ht with my ser4ants; for surely ye shall be "ursued.< ('! !hen Pharaoh sent heralds to $all% the Cities, ((! $Sayin %; <!hese $Israelites% are but a small band, ()! <And they are ra in furiously a ainst us; (*! <2ut we are a multitude am"ly fore@warned.<

(-! So 3e eC"elled them from ardens, s"rin s, (.! !reasures, and e4ery #ind of honourable "osition; )/! !hus it was, but 3e made the Children of Israel inheritors of such thin s. )#! So they "ursued them at sunrise. )%! And when the two bodies saw each other, the "eo"le of Moses said; <3e are sure to be o4erta#en.< )&! $Moses% said; <2y no means= my 1ord is with me= Soon will 7e uide me=< )'! !hen 3e told Moses by ins"iration; <Stri#e the sea with thy rod.< So it di4ided, and each se"arate "art became li#e the hu e, firm mass of a mountain. )(! And 3e made the other "arty a""roach thither. ))! 3e deli4ered Moses and all who were with him; )*! 2ut 3e drowned the others. )-! Ierily in this is a Si n; but most of them do not belie4e. ).! And 4erily thy 1ord is 7e, the BCalted in Mi ht, Most Merciful. */! And rehearse to them $somethin of% AbrahamDs story. *#! 2ehold, he said to his father and his "eo"le; <3hat worshi" ye>< *%! !hey said; <3e worshi" idols, and we remain constantly in attendance on them.< *&! 7e said; <Do they listen to you when ye call $on them%, or do you ood or harm>< *'! !hey said; <?ay, but we found our fathers doin thus $what we do%.< *(! 7e said; <Do ye then see whom ye ha4e been worshi""in ,@ *)! <Ee and your fathers before you>@ **! <9or they are enemies to me; not so the 1ord and Cherisher of the 3orlds; *-! <3ho created me, and it is 7e 3ho uides me; *.! <3ho i4es me food and drin#,

-/! <And when I am ill, it is 7e 3ho cures me; -#! <3ho will cause me to die, and then to life $a ain%; -%! <And who, I ho"e, will for i4e me my faults on the day of Jud ment. -&! <: my 1ord= bestow wisdom on me, and 8oin me with the ri hteous; -'! <Grant me honourable mention on the ton ue of truth amon the latest $ enerations%; -(! <Ma#e me one of the inheritors of the Garden of 2liss; -)! <9or i4e my father, for that he is amon those astray; -*! <And let me not be in dis race on the Day when $men% will be raised u";@ --! <!he Day whereon neither wealth nor sons will a4ail, -.! <2ut only he $will "ros"er% that brin s to Allah a sound heart; ./! <!o the ri hteous, the Garden will be brou ht near, .#! <And to those strayin in B4il, the 9ire will be "laced in full 4iew; .%! <And it shall be said to them; D3here are the $ ods% ye worshi""ed@ .&! <D2esides Allah. Can they hel" you or hel" themsel4es>D .'! <!hen they will be thrown headlon into the $9ire%,@ they and those strayin in B4il, .(! <And the whole hosts of Iblis to ether. .)! <!hey will say there in their mutual bic#erin s; .*! <D2y Allah, we were truly in an error manifest, .-! <D3hen we held you as eFuals with the 1ord of the 3orlds; ..! <DAnd our seducers were only those who were stee"ed in uilt. #//! <D?ow, then, we ha4e none to intercede $for us%, #/#! <D?or a sin le friend to feel $for us%. #/%! <D?ow if we only had a chance of return we shall truly be of those who belie4e=D<

#/&! Ierily in this is a Si n but most of them do not belie4e. #/'! And 4erily thy 1ord is 7e, the BCalted in Mi ht, Most Merciful. #/(! !he "eo"le of ?oah re8ected the a"ostles. #/)! 2ehold, their brother ?oah said to them; <3ill ye not fear $$Allah%%> #/*! <I am to you an a"ostle worthy of all trust; #/-! <So fear Allah, and obey me. #/.! <?o reward do I as# of you for it; my reward is only from the 1ord of the 3orlds; ##/! <So fear Allah, and obey me.< ###! !hey said; <Shall we belie4e in thee when it is the meanest that follow thee>< ##%! 7e said; <And what do I #now as to what they do> ##&! <!heir account is only with my 1ord, if ye could $but% understand. ##'! <I am not one to dri4e away those who belie4e. ##(! <I am sent only to warn "lainly in "ublic.< ##)! !hey said; <If thou desist not, : ?oah= thou shalt be stoned $to death%.< ##*! 7e said; <: my 1ord= truly my "eo"le ha4e re8ected me. ##-! <Jud e !hou, then, between me and them o"enly, and deli4er me and those of the 2elie4ers who are with me.< ##.! So 3e deli4ered him and those with him, in the Ar# filled $with all creatures%. #%/! !hereafter 3e drowned those who remained behind. #%#! Ierily in this is a Si n; but most of them do not belie4e. #%%! And 4erily thy 1ord is 7e, the BCalted in Mi ht, Most Merciful. #%&! !he DAd $"eo"le% re8ected the a"ostles. #%'! 2ehold, their brother 7ud said to them; <3ill ye not fear $$Allah%%> #%(! <I am to you an a"ostle worthy of all trust;

#%)! <So fear Allah and obey me. #%*! <?o reward do I as# of you for it; my reward is only from the 1ord of the 3orlds. #%-! <Do ye build a landmar# on e4ery hi h "lace to amuse yoursel4es> #%.! <And do ye et for yoursel4es fine buildin s in the ho"e of li4in therein $for e4er%> #&/! <And when ye eCert your stron hand, do ye do it li#e men of absolute "ower> #&#! <?ow fear Allah, and obey me. #&%! <Eea, fear 7im 3ho has bestowed on you freely all that ye #now. #&&! <9reely has 7e bestowed on you cattle and sons,@ #&'! <And Gardens and S"rin s. #&(! <!ruly I fear for you the Penalty of a Great Day.< #&)! !hey said; <It is the same to us whether thou admonish us or be not amon $our% admonishers= #&*! <!his is no other than a customary de4ice of the ancients, #&-! <And we are not the ones to recei4e Pains and Penalties=< #&.! So they re8ected him, and 3e destroyed them. Ierily in this is a Si n; but most of them do not belie4e. #'/! And 4erily thy 1ord is 7e, the BCalted in Mi ht, Most Merciful. #'#! !he !hamud $"eo"le% re8ected the a"ostles. #'%! 2ehold, their brother Salih said to them; <3ill you not fear $$Allah%%> #'&! <I am to you an a"ostle worthy of all trust. #''! <So fear Allah, and obey me. #'(! <?o reward do I as# of you for it; my reward is only from the 1ord of the 3orlds. #')! <3ill ye be left secure, in $the en8oyment of% all that ye ha4e here>@ #'*! <Gardens and S"rin s,

#'-! <And corn@fields and date@"alms with s"athes near brea#in $with the wei ht of fruit%> #'.! <And ye car4e houses out of $roc#y% mountains with reat s#ill. #(/! <2ut fear Allah and obey me; #(#! <And follow not the biddin of those who are eCtra4a ant,@ #(%! <3ho ma#e mischief in the land, and mend not $their ways%.< #(&! !hey said; <!hou art only one of those bewitched= #('! <!hou art no more than a mortal li#e us; then brin us a Si n, if thou tellest the truth=< #((! 7e said; <7ere is a she@camel; she has a ri ht of waterin , and ye ha4e a ri ht of waterin , $se4erally% on a day a""ointed. #()! <!ouch her not with harm, lest the Penalty of a Great Day seiAe you.< #(*! 2ut they ham@strun her; then did they become full of re rets. #(-! 2ut the Penalty seiAed them. Ierily in this is a Si n; but most of them do not belie4e. #(.! And 4erily thy 1ord is 7e, the BCalted in Mi ht, Most Merciful. #)/! !he "eo"le of 1ut re8ected the a"ostles. #)#! 2ehold, their brother 1ut said to them; <3ill ye not fear $$Allah%%> #)%! <I am to you an a"ostle worthy of all trust. #)&! <So fear Allah and obey me. #)'! <?o reward do I as# of you for it; my reward is only from the lord of the 3orlds. #)(! <:f all the creatures in the world, will ye a""roach males, #))! <And lea4e those whom Allah has created for you to be your mates> ?ay, ye are a "eo"le trans ressin $all limits%=< #)*! !hey said; <If thou desist not, : 1ut= thou wilt assuredly be cast out=< #)-! 7e said; <I do detest your doin s.<

#).! <: my 1ord= deli4er me and my family from such thin s as they do=< #*/! So 3e deli4ered him and his family,@ all #*#! BCce"t an old woman who lin ered behind. #*%! 2ut the rest 3e destroyed utterly. #*&! 3e rained down on them a shower $of brimstone%; and e4il was the shower on those who were admonished $but heeded not%= #*'! Ierily in this is a Si n; but most of them do not belie4e. #*(! And 4erily thy 1ord is 7e, the BCalted in Mi ht Most Merciful. #*)! !he Com"anions of the 3ood re8ected the a"ostles. #**! 2ehold, ShuDaib said to them; <3ill ye not fear $$Allah%%> #*-! <I am to you an a"ostle worthy of all trust. #*.! <So fear Allah and obey me. #-/! <?o reward do I as# of you for it; my reward is only from the 1ord of the 3orlds. #-#! <Gi4e 8ust measure, and cause no loss $to others by fraud%. #-%! <And wei h with scales true and u"ri ht. #-&! <And withhold not thin s 8ustly due to men, nor do e4il in the land, wor#in mischief. #-'! <And fear 7im 3ho created you and $who created% the enerations before $you%< #-(! !hey said; <!hou art only one of those bewitched= #-)! <!hou art no more than a mortal li#e us, and indeed we thin# thou art a liar= #-*! <?ow cause a "iece of the s#y to fall on us, if thou art truthful=< #--! 7e said; <My 1ord #nows best what ye do.< #-.! 2ut they re8ected him. !hen the "unishment of a day of o4ershadowin seiAed them, and that was the Penalty of a Great Day. #./! Ierily in that is a Si n; but most of them do not belie4e. loom

#.#! And 4erily thy 1ord is 7e, the BCalted in Mi ht, Most Merciful. #.%! Ierily this is a 6e4elation from the 1ord of the 3orlds; #.&! 3ith it came down the s"irit of 9aith and !ruth@ #.'! !o thy heart and mind, that thou mayest admonish. #.(! In the "ers"icuous Arabic ton ue. #.)! 3ithout doubt it is $announced% in the mystic 2oo#s of former "eo"les. #.*! Is it not a Si n to them that the 1earned of the Children of Israel #new it $as true%> #.-! 7ad 3e re4ealed it to any of the non@Arabs, #..! And had he recited it to them, they would not ha4e belie4ed in it. %//! !hus ha4e 3e caused it to enter the hearts of the sinners. %/#! !hey will not belie4e in it until they see the rie4ous Penalty; %/%! 2ut the $Penalty% will come to them of a sudden, while they "ercei4e it not; %/&! !hen they will say; <Shall we be res"ited>< %/'! Do they then as# for :ur Penalty to be hastened on> %/(! Seest thou> If 3e do let them en8oy $this life% for a few years, %/)! Eet there comes to them at len th the $Punishment% which they were "romised= %/*! It will "rofit them not that they en8oyed $this life%= %/-! ?e4er did 3e destroy a "o"ulation, but had its warners @ %/.! 2y way of reminder; and 3e ne4er are un8ust. %#/! ?o e4il ones ha4e brou ht down this $6e4elation%; %##! It would neither suit them nor would they be able $to "roduce it%. %#%! Indeed they ha4e been remo4ed far from e4en $a chance of% hearin it. %#&! So call not on any other od with Allah, or thou wilt be amon those under the Penalty.

%#'! And admonish thy nearest #insmen, %#(! And lower thy win to the 2elie4ers who follow thee. %#)! !hen if they disobey thee, say; <I am free $of res"onsibility% for what ye do=< %#*! And "ut thy trust on the BCalted in Mi ht, the Merciful,@ %#-! 3ho seeth thee standin forth $in "rayer%, %#.! And thy mo4ements amon those who "rostrate themsel4es, %%/! 9or it is 7e 3ho heareth and #noweth all thin s. %%#! Shall I inform you, $: "eo"le=%, on whom it is that the e4il ones descend> %%%! !hey descend on e4ery lyin , wic#ed "erson, %%&! $Into whose ears% they "our hearsay 4anities, and most of them are liars. %%'! And the Poets,@ It is those strayin in B4il, who follow them; %%(! Seest thou not that they wander distracted in e4ery 4alley>@ %%)! And that they say what they "ractise not>@ %%*! BCce"t those who belie4e, wor# ri hteousness, en a e much in the remembrance of Allah, and defend themsel4es only after they are un8ustly attac#ed. And soon will the un8ust assailants #now what 4icissitudes their affairs will ta#e=

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In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
#! !hese are 4erses of the GurDan,@a boo# that ma#es $thin s% clear; %! A uide; and lad tidin s for the belie4ers,@

&! !hose who establish re ular "rayers and i4e in re ular charity, and also ha4e $full% assurance of the hereafter. '! As to those who belie4e not in the 7ereafter, 3e ha4e made their deeds "leasin in their eyes; and so they wander about in distraction. (! Such are they for whom a rie4ous Penalty is $waitin %; and in the 7ereafter theirs will be the reatest loss. )! As to thee, the GurDan is bestowed u"on thee from the "resence of one who is wise and all@#nowin . *! 2ehold= Moses said to his family; <I "ercei4e a fire; soon will I brin you from there some information, or I will brin you a burnin brand to li ht our fuel, that ye may warn yoursel4es. -! 2ut when he came to the $fire%, a 4oice was heard; <2lessed are those in the fire and those around; and lory to Allah, the 1ord of the worlds. .! <: Moses= 4erily, I am Allah, the eCalted in mi ht, the wise=.... #/! <?ow do thou throw thy rod=< 2ut when he saw it mo4in $of its own accord%as if it had been a sna#e, he turned bac# in retreat, and retraced not his ste"s; <: Moses=< $it was said%, <9ear not; truly, in My "resence, those called as a"ostles ha4e no fear,@ ##! <2ut if any ha4e done wron and ha4e thereafter substituted ood to ta#e the "lace of e4il, truly, I am :ft@9or i4in , Most Merciful. #%! <?ow "ut thy hand into thy bosom, and it will come forth white without stain $or harm%; $these are% amon the nine Si ns $thou wilt ta#e% to Pharaoh and his "eo"le; for they are a "eo"le rebellious in trans ression.< #&! 2ut when :ur Si ns came to them, that should ha4e o"ened their eyes, they said; <!his is sorcery manifest=< #'! And they re8ected those Si ns in iniFuity and arro ance, thou h their souls were con4inced thereof; so see what was the end of those who acted corru"tly= #(! 3e a4e $in the "ast% #nowled e to Da4id and Solomon; And they both said; <Praise be to Allah, 3ho has fa4oured us abo4e many of his ser4ants who belie4e=< #)! And Solomon was Da4idDs heir. 7e said; <: ye "eo"le= 3e ha4e been tau ht the s"eech of birds, and on us has been bestowed $a little% of all thin s; this is indeed Grace manifest $from Allah.%<

#*! And before Solomon were marshalled his hosts,@ of Jinns and men and birds, and they were all #e"t in order and ran#s. #-! At len th, when they came to a $lowly% 4alley of ants, one of the ants said; <: ye ants, et into your habitations, lest Solomon and his hosts crush you $under foot% without #nowin it.< #.! So he smiled, amused at her s"eech; and he said; <: my 1ord= so order me that I may be rateful for !hy fa4ours, which thou hast bestowed on me and on my "arents, and that I may wor# the ri hteousness that will "lease !hee; And admit me, by !hy Grace, to the ran#s of !hy ri hteous Ser4ants.< %/! And he too# a muster of the 2irds; and he said; <3hy is it I see not the 7oo"oe> :r is he amon the absentees> %#! <I will certainly "unish him with a se4ere "enalty, or eCecute him, unless he brin me a clear reason $for absence%.< %%! 2ut the 7oo"oe tarried not far; he $came u" and% said; <I ha4e com"assed $territory% which thou hast not com"assed, and I ha4e come to thee from Saba with tidin s true. %&! <I found $there% a woman rulin o4er them and "ro4ided with e4ery reFuisite; and she has a ma nificent throne. %'! <I found her and her "eo"le worshi""in the sun besides Allah. Satan has made their deeds seem "leasin in their eyes, and has #e"t them away from the Path,@ so they recei4e no uidance,@ %(! <$He"t them away from the Path%, that they should not worshi" Allah, 3ho brin s to li ht what is hidden in the hea4ens and the earth, and #nows what ye hide and what ye re4eal. %)! <$Allah%=@ there is no od but 7e=@ 1ord of the !hrone Su"reme=< %*! $Solomon% said; <Soon shall we see whether thou hast told the truth or lied= %-! <Go thou, with this letter of mine, and deli4er it to them; then draw bac# from them, and $wait to% see what answer they return<... %.! $!he Fueen% said; <Ee chiefs= here is deli4ered to me @ a letter worthy of res"ect. &/! <It is from Solomon, and is $as follows%; DIn the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful; &#! <D2e ye not arro ant a ainst me, but come to me in submission $to the true 6eli ion%.D<

&%! She said; <Ee chiefs= ad4ise me in $this% my affair; no affair ha4e I decided eCce"t in your "resence.< &&! !hey said; <3e are endued with stren th, and i4en to 4ehement war; but the command is with thee; so consider what thou wilt command.< &'! She said; <Hin s, when they enter a country, des"oil it, and ma#e the noblest of its "eo"le its meanest thus do they beha4e. &(! <2ut I am oin to send him a "resent, and $wait% to see with what $answer% return $my% ambassadors.< &)! ?ow when $the embassy% came to Solomon, he said; <3ill ye i4e me abundance in wealth> 2ut that which Allah has i4en me is better than that which 7e has i4en you= ?ay it is ye who re8oice in your ift= &*! <Go bac# to them, and be sure we shall come to them with such hosts as they will ne4er be able to meet; 3e shall eC"el them from there in dis race, and they will feel humbled $indeed%.< &-! 7e said $to his own men%; <Ee chiefs= which of you can brin me her throne before they come to me in submission>< &.! Said an DIfrit, of the Jinns; <I will brin it to thee before thou rise from thy council; indeed I ha4e full stren th for the "ur"ose, and may be trusted.< '/! Said one who had #nowled e of the 2oo#; <I will brin it to thee within the twin#lin of an eye=< !hen when $Solomon% saw it "laced firmly before him, he said; <!his is by the Grace of my 1ord=@ to test me whether I am rateful or un rateful= and if any is rateful, truly his ratitude is $a ain% for his own soul; but if any is un rateful, truly my 1ord is 9ree of all ?eeds, Su"reme in 7onour =< '#! 7e said; <!ransform her throne out of all reco nition by her; let us see whether she is uided $to the truth% or is one of those who recei4e no uidance.< '%! So when she arri4ed, she was as#ed, <Is this thy throne>< She said, <It was 8ust li#e this; and #nowled e was bestowed on us in ad4ance of this, and we ha4e submitted to Allah $in Islam%.< '&! And he di4erted her from the worshi" of others besides Allah. for she was $s"run % of a "eo"le that had no faith. ''! She was as#ed to enter the lofty Palace; but when she saw it, she thou ht it was a la#e of water, and she $tuc#ed u" her s#irts%, unco4erin her le s. 7e said; <!his is but a "alace "a4ed smooth with slabs of lass.< She said; <: my 1ord= I ha4e indeed wron ed my soul; I do $now% submit $in Islam%, with Solomon, to the 1ord of the 3orlds.<

'(! 3e sent $aforetime%, to the !hamud, their brother Salih, sayin , <Ser4e Allah.; 2ut behold, they became two factions Fuarrellin with each other. ')! 7e said; <: my "eo"le= why as# ye to hasten on the e4il in "reference to the ood> If only ye as# Allah for for i4eness, ye may ho"e to recei4e mercy. '*! !hey said; <Ill omen do we au ur from thee and those that are with thee<. 7e said; <Eour ill omen is with Allah. yea, ye are a "eo"le under trial.< '-! !here were in the city nine men of a family, who made mischief in the land, and would not reform. '.! !hey said; <Swear a mutual oath by Allah that we shall ma#e a secret ni ht attac# on him and his "eo"le, and that we shall then say to his heir $when he see#s 4en eance%; D3e were not "resent at the slau hter of his "eo"le, and we are "ositi4ely tellin the truth.D< (/! !hey "lotted and "lanned, but 3e too "lanned, e4en while they "ercei4ed it not. (#! !hen see what was the end of their "lot=@ this, that 3e destroyed them and their "eo"le, all $of them%. (%! ?ow such were their houses, @ in utter ruin, @ because they "ractised wron @ doin . Ierily in this is a Si n for "eo"le of #nowled e. (&! And 3e sa4ed those who belie4ed and "ractised ri hteousness. ('! $3e also sent% 1ut $as an a"ostle%; behold, 7e said to his "eo"le, <Do ye do what is shameful thou h ye see $its iniFuity%> ((! 3ould ye really a""roach men in your lusts rather than women> ?ay, ye are a "eo"le $ rossly% i norant= ()! 2ut his "eo"le a4e no other answer but this; they said, <Dri4e out the followers of 1ut from your city; these are indeed men who want to be clean and "ure=< (*! 2ut 3e sa4ed him and his family, eCce"t his wife; her 3e destined to be of those who la ed behind. (-! And 3e rained down on them a shower $of brimstone%; and e4il was the shower on those who were admonished $but heeded not%= (.! Say; Praise be to Allah, and Peace on his ser4ants whom 7e has chosen $for his Messa e%. $3ho% is better>@ Allah or the false ods they associate $with 7im%> )/! :r, 3ho has created the hea4ens and the earth, and 3ho sends you down rain from the s#y> Eea, with it 3e cause to row well@"lanted orchards full of beauty of deli ht; it

is not in your "ower to cause the rowth of the trees in them. $Can there be another% od besides Allah. ?ay, they are a "eo"le who swer4e from 8ustice. )#! :r, 3ho has made the earth firm to li4e in; made ri4ers in its midst; set thereon mountains immo4able; and made a se"aratin bar between the two bodies of flowin water> $can there be another% od besides Allah. ?ay, most of them #now not. )%! :r, 3ho listens to the $soul% distressed when it calls on 7im, and 3ho relie4es its sufferin , and ma#es you $man#ind% inheritors of the earth> $Can there be another% od besides Allah. 1ittle it is that ye heed= )&! :r, 3ho uides you throu h the de"ths of dar#ness on land and sea, and 3ho sends the winds as heralds of lad tidin s, oin before 7is Mercy> $Can there be another% od besides Allah.@ 7i h is Allah abo4e what they associate with 7im= )'! :r, 3ho ori inates creation, then re"eats it, and who i4es you sustenance from hea4en and earth> $Can there be another% od besides Allah. Say, <2rin forth your ar ument, if ye are tellin the truth=< )(! Say; ?one in the hea4ens or on earth, eCce"t Allah, #nows what is hidden; nor can they "ercei4e when they shall be raised u" $for Jud ment%. ))! Still less can their #nowled e com"rehend the 7ereafter; ?ay, they are in doubt and uncertainty thereanent; nay, they are blind thereunto= )*! !he 5nbelie4ers say; <3hat= when we become dust,@ we and our fathers,@ shall we really be raised $from the dead%> )-! <It is true we were "romised this,@ we and our fathers before $us%; these are nothin but tales of the ancients.< ).! Say; <Go ye throu h the earth and see what has been the end of those uilty $of sin%.< */! 2ut rie4e not o4er them, nor distress thyself because of their "lots. *#! !hey also say; <3hen will this "romise $come to "ass%> $Say% if ye are truthful.< *%! Say; <It may be that some of the e4ents which ye wish to hasten on may be $close% in your "ursuit=< *&! 2ut 4erily thy 1ord is full of race to man#ind; Eet most of them are un rateful. *'! And 4erily thy 1ord #noweth all that their hearts do hide. As well as all that they re4eal.

*(! ?or is there au ht of the unseen, in hea4en or earth, but is $recorded% in a clear record. *)! Ierily this GurDan doth eC"lain to the Children of Israel most of the matters in which they disa ree. **! And it certainly is a Guide and a Mercy to those who belie4e. *-! Ierily thy 1ord will decide between them by 7is Decree; and 7e is BCalted in Mi ht, All@Hnowin . *.! So "ut thy trust in Allah. for thou art on $the "ath of% manifest !ruth. -/! !ruly thou canst not cause the dead to listen, nor canst thou cause the deaf to hear the call, $es"ecially% when they turn bac# in retreat. -#! ?or canst thou be a uide to the blind, $to "re4ent them% from strayin ; only those wilt thou et to listen who belie4e in :ur Si ns, and they will bow in Islam. -%! And when the 3ord is fulfilled a ainst them $the un8ust%, we shall "roduce from the earth a beast to $face% them; 7e will s"ea# to them, for that man#ind did not belie4e with assurance in :ur Si ns. -&! :ne day 3e shall ather to ether from e4ery "eo"le a troo" of those who re8ect our Si ns, and they shall be #e"t in ran#s,@ -'! 5ntil, when they come $before the Jud ment@seat%, $$Allah%% will say; <Did ye re8ect My Si ns, thou h ye com"rehended them not in #nowled e, or what was it ye did>< -(! And the 3ord will be fulfilled a ainst them, because of their wron @doin , and they will be unable to s"ea# $in "lea%. -)! See they not that 3e ha4e made the ?i ht for them to rest in and the Day to i4e them li ht> Ierily in this are Si ns for any "eo"le that belie4e= -*! And the Day that the !rum"et will be sounded @ then will be smitten with terror those who are in the hea4ens, and those who are on earth, eCce"t such as Allah will "lease $to eCem"t%; and all shall come to 7is $Presence% as bein s conscious of their lowliness. --! !hou seest the mountains and thin#est them firmly fiCed; but they shall "ass away as the clouds "ass away; $such is% the artistry of Allah, who dis"oses of all thin s in "erfect order; for he is well acFuainted with all that ye do. -.! If any do ood, ood will $accrue% to them therefrom; and they will be secure from terror that Day.

./! And if any do e4il, their faces will be thrown headlon into the 9ire; <Do ye recei4e a reward other than that which ye ha4e earned by your deeds>< .#! 9or me, I ha4e been commanded to ser4e the 1ord of this city, 7im 3ho has sanctified it and to 3hom $belon % all thin s; and I am commanded to be of those who bow in Islam to Allah.s 3ill,@ .%! And to rehearse the GurDan; and if any acce"t uidance, they do it for the ood of their own souls, and if any stray, say; <I am only a 3arner<. .&! And say; <Praise be to Allah, 3ho will soon show you 7is Si ns, so that ye shall #now them<; and thy 1ord is not unmindful of all that ye do.

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In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
#! !a. Sin. Mim. %! !hese are Ierses of the 2oo# that ma#es $thin s% clear. &! 3e rehearse to thee some of the story of Moses and Pharaoh in !ruth, for "eo"le who belie4e. '! !ruly Pharaoh elated himself in the land and bro#e u" its "eo"le into sections, de"ressin a small rou" amon them; their sons he slew, but he #e"t ali4e their females; for he was indeed a ma#er of mischief. (! And 3e wished to be Gracious to those who were bein de"ressed in the land, to ma#e them leaders $in 9aith% and ma#e them heirs, )! !o establish a firm "lace for them in the land, and to show Pharaoh, 7aman, and their hosts, at their hands, the 4ery thin s a ainst which they were ta#in "recautions. *! So 3e sent this ins"iration to the mother of Moses; <Suc#le $thy child%, but when thou hast fears about him, cast him into the ri4er, but fear not nor rie4e; for 3e shall restore him to thee, and 3e shall ma#e him one of :ur a"ostles.<

-! !hen the "eo"le of Pharaoh "ic#ed him u" $from the ri4er%; $It was intended% that $Moses% should be to them an ad4ersary and a cause of sorrow; for Pharaoh and 7aman and $all% their hosts were men of sin. .! !he wife of Pharaoh said; <$7ere is% 8oy of the eye, for me and for thee; slay him not. It may be that he will be use to us, or we may ado"t him as a son.< And they "ercei4ed not $what they were doin %= #/! 2ut there came to be a 4oid in the heart of the mother of Moses; She was oin almost to disclose his $case%, had 3e not stren thened her heart $with faith%, so that she mi ht remain a $firm% belie4er. ##! And she said to the sister of $Moses%, <9ollow him< so she $the sister% watched him in the character of a stran er. And they #new not. #%! And we ordained that he refused suc# at first, until $7is sister came u" and% said; <Shall I "oint out to you the "eo"le of a house that will nourish and brin him u" for you and be sincerely attached to him><... #&! !hus did 3e restore him to his mother, that her eye mi ht be comforted, that she mi ht not rie4e, and that she mi ht #now that the "romise of Allah is true; but most of them do not understand. #'! 3hen he reached full a e, and was firmly established $in life%, 3e bestowed on him wisdom and #nowled e; for thus do 3e reward those who do ood. #(! And he entered the city at a time when its "eo"le were not watchin ; and he found there two men fi htin ,@ one of his own reli ion, and the other, of his foes. ?ow the man of his own reli ion a""ealed to him a ainst his foe, and Moses struc# him with his fist and made an end of him. 7e said; <!his is a wor# of B4il $Satan%; for he is an enemy that manifestly misleads=< #)! 7e "rayed; <: my 1ord= I ha4e indeed wron ed my soul= Do !hou then for i4e me=< So $$Allah%% for a4e him; for 7e is the :ft@9or i4in , Most Merciful. #*! 7e said; <: my 1ord= 9or that !hou hast bestowed !hy Grace on me, ne4er shall I be a hel" to those who sin=< #-! So he saw the mornin in the city, loo#in about, in a state of fear, when behold, the man who had, the day before, sou ht his hel" called aloud for his hel" $a ain%. Moses said to him; <!hou art truly, it is clear, a Fuarrelsome fellow=< #.! !hen, when he decided to lay hold of the man who was an enemy to both of them, that man said; <: Moses= Is it thy intention to slay me as thou slewest a man yesterday> !hy intention is none other than to become a "owerful 4iolent man in the land, and not to be one who sets thin s ri ht=<

%/! And there came a man, runnin , from the furthest end of the City. 7e said; <: Moses= the Chiefs are ta#in counsel to ether about thee, to slay thee; so et thee away, for I do i4e thee sincere ad4ice.< %#! 7e therefore ot away therefrom, loo#in about, in a state of fear. 7e "rayed <: my 1ord= sa4e me from "eo"le i4en to wron @doin .< %%! !hen, when he turned his face towards $the land of% Madyan, he said; <I do ho"e that my 1ord will show me the smooth and strai ht Path.< %&! And when he arri4ed at the waterin $"lace% in Madyan, he found there a rou" of men waterin $their floc#s%, and besides them he found two women who were #ee"in bac# $their floc#s%. 7e said; <3hat is the matter with you>< !hey said; <3e cannot water $our floc#s% until the she"herds ta#e bac# $their floc#s%; And our father is a 4ery old man.< %'! So he watered $their floc#s% for them; then he turned bac# to the shade, and said;<: my 1ord= truly am I in $des"erate% need of any ood that !hou dost send me=< %(! Afterwards one of the $damsels% came $bac#% to him, wal#in bashfully. She said; <My father in4ites thee that he may reward thee for ha4in watered $our floc#s% for us.< So when he came to him and narrated the story, he said; <9ear thou not; $well% hast thou esca"ed from un8ust "eo"le.< %)! Said one of the $damsels%; <: my $dear% father= en a e him on wa es; truly the best of men for thee to em"loy is the $man% who is stron and trusty<.... %*! 7e said; <I intend to wed one of these my dau hters to thee, on condition that thou ser4e me for ei ht years; but if thou com"lete ten years, it will be $ race% from thee. 2ut I intend not to "lace thee under a difficulty; thou wilt find me, indeed, if Allah wills, one of the ri hteous.< %-! 7e said; <2e that $the a reement% between me and thee; whiche4er of the two terms I fulfil, let there be no ill@will to me. 2e Allah a witness to what we say.< %.! ?ow when Moses had fulfilled the term, and was tra4ellin with his family, he "ercei4ed a fire in the direction of Mount !ur. 7e said to his family; <!arry ye; I "ercei4e a fire; I ho"e to brin you from there some information, or a burnin firebrand, that ye may warm yoursel4es.< &/! 2ut when he came to the $fire%, a 4oice was heard from the ri ht ban# of the 4alley, from a tree in hallowed round; <: Moses= Ierily I am Allah, the 1ord of the 3orlds.... &#! <?ow do thou throw thy rod=< but when he saw it mo4in $of its own accord% as if it had been a sna#e, he turned bac# in retreat, and retraced not his ste"s; : Moses=< $It was said%, <Draw near, and fear not; for thou art of those who are secure.

&%! <Mo4e thy hand into thy bosom, and it will come forth white without stain $or harm%, and draw thy hand close to thy side $to uard% a ainst fear. !hose are the two credentials from thy 1ord to Pharaoh and his Chiefs; for truly they are a "eo"le rebellious and wic#ed.< &&! 7e said; <: my 1ord= I ha4e slain a man amon them, and I fear lest they slay me. &'! <And my brother Aaron @ 7e is more eloFuent in s"eech than I; so send him with me as a hel"er, to confirm $and stren then% me; for I fear that they may accuse me of falsehood.< &(! 7e said; <3e will certainly stren then thy arm throu h thy brother, and in4est you both with authority, so they shall not be able to touch you; with :ur Si n shall ye trium"h,@ you two as well as those who follow you.< &)! 3hen Moses came to them with :ur clear si ns, they said; <!his is nothin but sorcery fa#ed u"; ne4er did we head the li#e amon our fathers of old=< &*! Moses said; <My 1ord #nows best who it is that comes with uidance from 7im and whose end will be best in the 7ereafter; certain it is that the wron @doers will not "ros"er.< &-! Pharaoh said; <: Chiefs= no od do I #now for you but myself; therefore, : 7aman= li ht me a $#iln to ba#e bric#s% out of clay, and build me a lofty "alace, that I may mount u" to the od of Moses; but as far as I am concerned, I thin# $Moses% is a liar=< &.! And he was arro ant and insolent in the land, beyond reason,@ 7e and his hosts; they thou ht that they would not ha4e to return to 5s= '/! So 3e seiAed him and his hosts, and 3e flun them into the sea; ?ow behold what was the end of those who did wron = '#! And we made them $but% leaders in4itin to the 9ire; and on the Day of Jud ment no hel" shall they find. '%! in this world 3e made a curse to follow them and on the Day of Jud ment they will be amon the loathed $and des"ised%. '&! 3e did re4eal to Moses the 2oo# after 3e had destroyed the earlier enerations, $to i4e% Insi ht to men, and uidance and Mercy, that they mi ht recei4e admonition. ''! !hou wast not on the 3estern side when 3e decreed the Commission to Moses, nor wast thou a witness $of those e4ents%.

'(! 2ut 3e raised u" $new% enerations, and lon were the a es that "assed o4er them; but thou wast not a dweller amon the "eo"le of Madyan, rehearsin :ur Si ns to them; but it is 3e 3ho send a"ostles $with ins"iration%. ')! ?or wast thou at the side of $the Mountain of% !ur when we called $to Moses%. Eet $art thou sent% as Mercy from thy 1ord, to i4e warnin to a "eo"le to whom no warner had come before thee; in order that they may recei4e admonition. '*! If $3e had% not $sent thee to the Guraish%,@ in case a calamity should seiAe them for $the deeds% that their hands ha4e sent forth, they mi ht say; <:ur 1ord= why didst !hou not sent us an a"ostle> 3e should then ha4e followed !hy Si ns and been amon st those who belie4e=< '-! 2ut $now%, when the !ruth has come to them from :ursel4es, they say, <3hy are not $Si ns% sent to him, li#e those which were sent to Moses>< Do they not then re8ect $the Si ns% which were formerly sent to Moses> !hey say; <!wo #inds of sorcery, each assistin the other=< And they say; <9or us, we re8ect all $such thin s%=< '.! Say; <!hen brin ye a 2oo# from Allah, which is a better uide than either of them, that I may follow it= $do%, if ye are truthful=< (/! 2ut if they hear#en not to thee, #now that they only follow their own lusts; and who is more astray than one who follow his own lusts, de4oid of uidance from Allah. for Allah uides not "eo"le i4en to wron @doin . (#! ?ow ha4e 3e caused the 3ord to reach them themsel4es, in order that they may recei4e admonition. (%! !hose to whom 3e sent the 2oo# before this,@ they do belie4e in this $re4elation%; (&! And when it is recited to them, they say; <3e belie4e therein, for it is the !ruth from our 1ord; indeed we ha4e been Muslims $bowin to Allah.s 3ill% from before this. ('! !wice will they be i4en their reward, for that they ha4e "erse4ered, that they a4ert B4il with Good, and that they s"end $in charity% out of what 3e ha4e i4en them. ((! And when they hear 4ain tal#, they turn away therefrom and say; <!o us our deeds, and to you yours; "eace be to you; we see# not the i norant.< ()! It is true thou wilt not be able to uide e4ery one, whom thou lo4est; but Allah uides those whom 7e will and 7e #nows best those who recei4e uidance. (*! !hey say; <If we were to follow the uidance with thee, we should be snatched away from our land.< 7a4e 3e not established for them a secure sanctuary, to which are brou ht as tribute fruits of all #inds,@ a "ro4ision from :ursel4es> but most of them understand not.

(-! And how many "o"ulations 3e destroyed, which eCulted in their life $of ease and "lenty%= now those habitations of theirs, after them, are deserted,@ All but a $miserable% few= and 3e are their heirs= (.! ?or was thy 1ord the one to destroy a "o"ulation until 7e had sent to its centre an a"ostle, rehearsin to them :ur Si ns; nor are 3e oin to destroy a "o"ulation eCce"t when its members "ractise iniFuity. )/! !he $material% thin s which ye are i4en are but the con4eniences of this life and the litter thereof; but that which is with Allah is better and more endurin ; will ye not then be wise> )#! Are $these two% ali#e>@ one to whom 3e ha4e made a oodly "romise, and who is oin to reach its $fulfilment%, and one to whom 3e ha4e i4en the ood thin s of this life, but who, on the Day of Jud ment, is to be amon those brou ht u" $for "unishment%> )%! !hat Day $$Allah%% will call to them, and say <3here are my D"artnersD>@ whom ye ima ined $to be such%>< )&! !hose a ainst whom the char e will be "ro4ed, will say; <:ur 1ord= !hese are the ones whom we led astray; we led them astray, as we were astray oursel4es; we free oursel4es $from them% in !hy "resence; it was not us they worshi""ed.< )'! It will be said $to them%; <Call u"on your D"artnersD $for hel"%< ;they will call u"on them, but they will not listen to them; and they will see the Penalty $before them%; $how they will wish% Dif only they had been o"en to uidance=D )(! !hat Day $$Allah%% will call to them, and say; <3hat was the answer ye a4e to the a"ostles>< ))! !hen the $whole% story that Day will seem obscure to them $li#e li ht to the blind% and they will not be able $e4en% to Fuestion each other. )*! 2ut any that $in this life% had re"ented, belie4ed, and wor#ed ri hteousness, will ha4e ho"es to be amon those who achie4e sal4ation. )-! !hy 1ord does create and choose as 7e "leases; no choice ha4e they $in the matter%; Glory to Allah. and far is 7e abo4e the "artners they ascribe $to 7im%= ).! And thy 1ord #nows all that their hearts conceal and all that they re4eal. */! And 7e is Allah. !here is no od but 7e. !o 7im be "raise, at the first and at the last; for 7im is the Command, and to 7im shall ye $all% be brou ht bac#.

*#! Say; See ye> If Allah were to ma#e the ni ht "er"etual o4er you to the Day of Jud ment, what od is there other than Allah, who can i4e you enli htenment> 3ill ye not then hear#en> *%! Say; See ye> If Allah were to ma#e the day "er"etual o4er you to the Day of Jud ment, what od is there other than Allah, who can i4e you a ni ht in which ye can rest> 3ill ye not then see> *&! It is out of 7is Mercy that 7e has made for you ?i ht and Day,@ that ye may rest therein, and that ye may see# of his Grace;@ and in order that ye may be rateful. *'! !he Day that 7e will call on them, 7e will say; <3here are my D"artnersD> whom ye ima ined $to be such%>< *(! And from each "eo"le shall 3e draw a witness, and 3e shall say; <Produce your Proof<; then shall they #now that the !ruth is in Allah $alone%, and the $lies% which they in4ented will lea4e them in lurch. *)! Garun was doubtless, of the "eo"le of Moses; but he acted insolently towards them; such were the treasures 3e had bestowed on him that their 4ery #eys would ha4e been a burden to a body of stron men, behold, his "eo"le said to him; <BCult not, for Allah lo4eth not those who eCult $in riches%. **! <2ut see#, with the $wealth% which Allah has bestowed on thee, the 7ome of the 7ereafter, nor for et thy "ortion in this world; but do thou ood, as Allah has been ood to thee, and see# not $occasions for% mischief in the land; for Allah lo4es not those who do mischief.< *-! 7e said; <!his has been i4en to me because of a certain #nowled e which I ha4e.< Did he not #now that Allah had destroyed, before him, $whole% enerations,@ which were su"erior to him in stren th and reater in the amount $of riches% they had collected> but the wic#ed are not called $immediately% to account for their sins. *.! So he went forth amon his "eo"le in the $"ride of his wordly% litter. Said those whose aim is the 1ife of this 3orld; <:h= that we had the li#e of what Garun has ot= for he is truly a lord of mi hty ood fortune=< -/! 2ut those who had been ranted $true% #nowled e said; <Alas for you= !he reward of Allah $in the 7ereafter% is best for those who belie4e and wor# ri hteousness; but this none shall attain, sa4e those who steadfastly "erse4ere $in ood%.< -#! !hen 3e caused the earth to swallow u" him and his house; and he had not $the least little% "arty to hel" him a ainst Allah, nor could he defend himself. -%! And those who had en4ied his "osition the day before be an to say on the morrow; <Ah= it is indeed Allah 3ho enlar es the "ro4ision or restricts it, to any of 7is ser4ants

7e "leases= had it not been that Allah was racious to us, 7e could ha4e caused the earth to swallow us u"= Ah= those who re8ect Allah will assuredly ne4er "ros"er.< -&! !hat 7ome of the 7ereafter 3e shall i4e to those who intend not hi h@ handedness or mischief on earth; and the end is $best% for the ri hteous. -'! If any does ood, the reward to him is better than his deed; but if any does e4il, the doers of e4il are only "unished $to the eCtent% of their deeds. -(! Ierily 7e 3ho ordained the GurDan for thee, will brin thee bac# to the Place of 6eturn. Say; <My 1ord #nows best who it is that brin s true uidance, and who is in manifest error.< -)! And thou hadst not eC"ected that the 2oo# would be sent to thee eCce"t as a Mercy from thy 1ord; !herefore lend not thou su""ort in any way to those who re8ect $$Allah%Ds Messa e%. -*! And let nothin #ee" thee bac# from the Si ns of Allah after they ha4e been re4ealed to thee; and in4ite $men% to thy 1ord, and be not of the com"any of those who 8oin ods with Allah. --! And call not, besides Allah, on another od. !here is no od but 7e. B4erythin $that eCists% will "erish eCce"t 7is own 9ace. !o 7im belon s the Command, and to 7im will ye $all% be brou ht bac#.

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In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
#! A.1.M. %! Do men thin# that they will be left alone on sayin , <3e belie4e<, and that they will not be tested> &! 3e did test those before them, and Allah will certainly #now those who are true from those who are false. '! Do those who "ractise e4il thin# that they will et the better of 5s> B4il is their 8ud ment=

(! 9or those whose ho"es are in the meetin with Allah $in the 7ereafter, let them stri4e%; for the term $a""ointed% by Allah is surely comin and 7e hears and #nows $all thin s%. )! And if any stri4e $with mi ht and main%, they do so for their own souls; for Allah is free of all needs from all creation. *! !hose who belie4e and wor# ri hteous deeds,@ from them shall 3e blot out all e4il $that may be% in them, and 3e shall reward them accordin to the best of their deeds. -! 3e ha4e en8oined on man #indness to "arents; but if they $either of them% stri4e $to force% thee to 8oin with Me $in worshi"% anythin of which thou hast no #nowled e, obey them not. Ee ha4e $all% to return to me, and I will tell you $the truth% of all that ye did. .! And those who belie4e and wor# ri hteous deeds,@ them shall 3e admit to the com"any of the 6i hteous. #/! !hen there are amon men such as say, <3e belie4e in Allah.; but when they suffer affliction in $the cause of% Allah, they treat menDs o""ression as if it were the 3rath of Allah. And if hel" comes $to thee% from thy 1ord, they are sure to say, <3e ha4e $always% been with you=< Does not Allah #now best all that is in the hearts of all creation> ##! And Allah most certainly #nows those who belie4e, and as certainly those who are 7y"ocrites. #%! And the 5nbelie4ers say to those who belie4e; <9ollow our "ath, and we will bear $the conseFuences% of your faults.< ?e4er in the least will they bear their faults; in fact they are liars= #&! !hey will bear their own burdens, and $other% burdens alon with their own, and on the Day of Jud ments they will be called to account for their falsehoods. #'! 3e $once% sent ?oah to his "eo"le, and he tarried amon them a thousand years less fifty; but the Delu e o4erwhelmed them while they $"ersisted in% sin. #(! 2ut 3e sa4ed him and the com"anions of the Ar#, and 3e made the $Ar#% a Si n for all "eo"les= #)! And $3e also sa4ed% Abraham; behold, he said to his "eo"le, <Ser4e Allah and fear 7im; that will be best for you@ If ye understand= #*! <9or ye do worshi" idols besides Allah, and ye in4ent falsehood. !he thin s that ye worshi" besides Allah ha4e no "ower to i4e you sustenance; then see# ye sustenance from Allah, ser4e 7im, and be rateful to 7im; to 7im will be your return. #-! <And if ye re8ect $the Messa e%, so did enerations before you; and the duty of the a"ostle is only to "reach "ublicly $and clearly%.<

#.! See they not how Allah ori inates creation, then re"eats it; truly that is easy for Allah. %/! Say; <!ra4el throu h the earth and see how Allah did ori inate creation; so will Allah "roduce a later creation; for Allah has "ower o4er all thin s. %#! <7e "unishes whom 7e "leases, and 7e rants Mercy to whom 7e "leases, and towards 7im are ye turned. %%! <?ot on earth nor in hea4en will ye be able $fleein % to frustrate $his Plan%, nor ha4e ye, besides Allah, any "rotector or hel"er.< %&! !hose who re8ect the Si ns of Allah and the Meetin with 7im $in the 7ereafter%,@ it is they who shall des"air of My Mercy; it is they who will $suffer% a most rie4ous Penalty. %'! So nau ht was the answer of $AbrahamDs% "eo"le eCce"t that they said; <Slay him or burn him.< 2ut Allah did sa4e him from the 9ire. Ierily in this are Si ns for "eo"le who belie4e. %(! And he said; <9or you, ye ha4e ta#en $for worshi"% idols besides Allah, out of mutual lo4e and re ard between yoursel4es in this life; but on the Day of Jud ment ye shall disown each other and curse each other; and your abode will be the 9ire, and ye shall ha4e none to hel".< %)! 2ut 1ut had faith in 7im; 7e said; <I will lea4e home for the sa#e of my 1ord; for 7e is BCalted in Mi ht, and 3ise.< %*! And 3e a4e $Abraham% Isaac and Jacob, and ordained amon his "ro eny Pro"hethood and 6e4elation, and 3e ranted him his reward in this life; and he was in the 7ereafter $of the com"any% of the 6i hteous. %-! And $remember% 1ut; behold, he said to his "eo"le; <Ee do commit lewdness, such as no "eo"le in Creation $e4er% committed before you. %.! <Do ye indeed a""roach men, and cut off the hi hway>@ and "ractise wic#edness $e4en% in your councils>< 2ut his "eo"le a4e no answer but this; they said; <2rin us the 3rath of Allah if thou tellest the truth.< &/! 7e said; <: my 1ord= hel" !hou me a ainst "eo"le who do mischief=< &#! 3hen :ur Messen ers came to Abraham with the ood news, they said; <3e are indeed oin to destroy the "eo"le of this townshi"; for truly they are $addicted to% crime.< &%! 7e said; <2ut there is 1ut there.< !hey said; <3ell do we #now who is there ; we will certainly sa4e him and his followin ,@ eCce"t his wife; she is of those who la behind=<

&&! And when :ur Messen ers came to 1ut, he was rie4ed on their account, and felt himself "owerless $to "rotect% them; but they said; <9ear thou not, nor rie4e; we are $here% to sa4e thee and thy followin , eCce"t thy wife; she is of those who la behind. &'! <9or we are oin to brin down on the "eo"le of this townshi" a Punishment from hea4en, because they ha4e been wic#edly rebellious.< &(! And 3e ha4e left thereof an e4ident Si n, for any "eo"le who $care to% understand. &)! !o the Madyan $"eo"le% $3e sent% their brother ShuDaib. !hen he said; <: my "eo"le= ser4e Allah, and fear the 1ast Day; nor commit e4il on the earth, with intent to do mischief.< &*! 2ut they re8ected him; !hen the mi hty 2last seiAed them, and they lay "rostrate in their homes by the mornin . &-! $6emember also% the DAd and the !hamud $"eo"le%; clearly will a""ear to you from $the traces% of their buildin s $their fate%; the B4il :ne made their deeds allurin to them, and #e"t them bac# from the Path, thou h they were ifted with intelli ence and s#ill. &.! $6emember also% Garun, Pharaoh, and 7aman; there came to them Moses with Clear Si ns, but they beha4ed with insolence on the earth; yet they could not o4erreach $5s%. '/! Bach one of them 3e seiAed for his crime; of them, a ainst some 3e sent a 4iolent tornado $with showers of stones%; some were cau ht by a $mi hty% 2last; some 3e caused the earth to swallow u"; and some 3e drowned $in the waters%; It was not Allah 3ho in8ured $or o""ressed% them;< !hey in8ured $and o""ressed% their own souls. '#! !he "arable of those who ta#e "rotectors other than Allah is that of the s"ider, who builds $to itself% a house; but truly the flimsiest of houses is the s"iderDs house;@ if they but #new. '%! Ierily Allah doth #now of $e4ery thin % whate4er that they call u"on besides 7im; and 7e is BCalted $in "ower%, 3ise. '&! And such are the Parables 3e set forth for man#ind, but only those understand them who ha4e #nowled e. ''! Allah created the hea4ens and the earth in true $"ro"ortions%; 4erily in that is a Si n for those who belie4e. '(! 6ecite what is sent of the 2oo# by ins"iration to thee, and establish re ular Prayer; for Prayer restrains from shameful and un8ust deeds; and remembrance of Allah is the reatest $thin in life% without doubt. And Allah #nows the $deeds% that ye do.

')! And dis"ute ye not with the Peo"le of the 2oo#, eCce"t with means better $than mere dis"utation%, unless it be with those of them who inflict wron $and in8ury%; but say, <3e belie4e in the re4elation which has come down to us and in that which came down to you; :ur Allah and your Allah is one; and it is to 7im we bow $in Islam%.< '*! And thus $it is% that 3e ha4e sent down the 2oo# to thee. So the Peo"le of the 2oo# belie4e therein, as also do some of these $"a an Arabs%; and none but 5nbelie4ers re8ect our si ns. '-! And thou wast not $able% to recite a 2oo# before this $2oo# came%, nor art thou $able% to transcribe it with thy ri ht hand; In that case, indeed, would the tal#ers of 4anities ha4e doubted. '.! ?ay, here are Si ns self@e4ident in the hearts of those endowed with #nowled e; and none but the un8ust re8ect :ur Si ns. (/! Ee they say; <3hy are not Si ns sent down to him from his 1ord>< Say; <!he si ns are indeed with Allah. and I am indeed a clear 3arner.< (#! And is it not enou h for them that we ha4e sent down to thee the 2oo# which is rehearsed to them> Ierily, in it is Mercy and a 6eminder to those who belie4e. (%! Say; <Bnou h is Allah for a witness between me and you; 7e #nows what is in the hea4ens and on earth. And it is those who belie4e in 4anities and re8ect Allah, that will "erish $in the end%. (&! !hey as# thee to hasten on the Punishment $for them%; had it not been for a term $of res"ite% a""ointed, the Punishment would certainly ha4e come to them; and it will certainly reach them,@ of a sudden, while they "ercei4e not= ('! !hey as# thee to hasten on the Punishment; but, of a surety, 7ell will encom"ass the 6e8ecters of 9aith=@ ((! :n the Day that the Punishment shall co4er them from abo4e them and from below them, and $a Ioice% shall say; <!aste ye $the fruits% of your deeds=< ()! : My ser4ants who belie4e= truly, s"acious is My Barth; therefore ser4e ye Me @ $and Me alone%= (*! B4ery soul shall ha4e a taste of death in the end to 5s shall ye be brou ht bac#. (-! 2ut those who belie4e and wor# deeds of ri hteousness @ to them shall 3e i4e a 7ome in 7ea4en,@ lofty mansions beneath which flow ri4ers,@ to dwell therein for aye;@ an eCcellent reward for those who do $ ood%=@ (.! !hose who "erse4ere in "atience, and "ut their trust, in their 1ord and Cherisher.

)/! 7ow many are the creatures that carry not their own sustenance> It is Allah who feeds $both% them and you; for 7e hears and #nows $all thin s%. )#! If indeed thou as# them who has created the hea4ens and the earth and sub8ected the sun and the moon $to his 1aw%, they will certainly re"ly, <$Allah%<. 7ow are they then deluded away $from the truth%> )%! Allah enlar es the sustenance $which 7e i4es% to whiche4er of 7is ser4ants 7e "leases; and 7e $similarly% rants by $strict% measure, $as 7e "leases%; for Allah has full #nowled e of all thin s. )&! And if indeed thou as# them who it is that sends down rain from the s#y, and i4es life therewith to the earth after its death, they will certainly re"ly, <$Allah%=< Say, <Praise be to Allah.< 2ut most of them understand not. )'! 3hat is the life of this world but amusement and "lay> but 4erily the 7ome in the 7ereafter,@ that is life indeed, if they but #new. )(! ?ow, if they embar# on a boat, they call on Allah, ma#in their de4otion sincerely $and eCclusi4ely% to 7im; but when 7e has deli4ered them safely to $dry% land, behold, they i4e a share $of their worshi" to others%=@ ))! Disdainin un ratefully :ur ifts, and i4in themsel4es u" to $worldly% en8oyment= 2ut soon will they #now. )*! Do they not then see that 3e ha4e made a sanctuary secure, and that men are bein snatched away from all around them> !hen, do they belie4e in that which is 4ain, and re8ect the Grace of Allah. )-! And who does more wron than he who in4ents a lie a ainst Allah or re8ects the !ruth when it reaches him> Is there not a home in 7ell for those who re8ect 9aith> ).! And those who stri4e in :ur $cause%,@ 3e will certainly uide them to our Paths; 9or 4erily Allah is with those who do ri ht.

"urah &/! The 7omans, The 6y?antines
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In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
#! A. 1. M. %! !he 6oman Bm"ire has been defeated@ &! In a land close by; but they, $e4en% after $this% defeat of theirs, will soon be 4ictorious@ '! 3ithin a few years. 3ith Allah is the Decision, in the "ast and in the 9uture; on that Day shall the 2elie4ers re8oice@ (! 3ith the hel" of Allah. 7e hel"s whom 7e will, and 7e is eCalted in mi ht, most merciful. )! $It is% the "romise of Allah. ?e4er does Allah de"art from 7is "romise; but most men understand not. *! !hey #now but the outer $thin s% in the life of this world; but of the Bnd of thin s they are heedless. -! Do they not reflect in their own minds> ?ot but for 8ust ends and for a term a""ointed, did Allah create the hea4ens and the earth, and all between them; yet are there truly many amon men who deny the meetin with their 1ord $at the 6esurrection%= .! Do they not tra4el throu h the earth, and see what was the end of those before them> !hey were su"erior to them in stren th; they tilled the soil and "o"ulated it in reater numbers than these ha4e done; there came to them their a"ostles with Clear $Si ns%. $3hich they re8ected, to their own destruction%; It was not Allah 3ho wron ed them, but they wron ed their own souls. #/! In the lon run e4il in the eCtreme will be the Bnd of those who do e4il; for that they re8ected the Si ns of Allah, and held them u" to ridicule. ##! It is Allah 3ho be ins $the "rocess of% creation; then re"eats it; then shall ye be brou ht bac# to 7im. #%! :n the Day that the 7our will be established, the uilty will be struc# dumb with des"air. #&! ?o intercessor will they ha4e amon their <Partners< and they will $themsel4es% re8ect their <Partners<. #'! :n the Day that the 7our will be established,@ that Day shall $all men% be sorted out. #(! !hen those who ha4e belie4ed and wor#ed ri hteous deeds, shall be made ha""y in a Mead of Deli ht.

#)! And those who ha4e re8ected 9aith and falsely denied our Si ns and the meetin of the 7ereafter,@ such shall be brou ht forth to Punishment. #*! So $ i4e% lory to Allah, when ye reach e4entide and when ye rise in the mornin ; #-! Eea, to 7im be "raise, in the hea4ens and on earth; and in the late afternoon and when the day be ins to decline. #.! It is 7e 3ho brin s out the li4in from the dead, and brin s out the dead from the li4in , and 3ho i4es life to the earth after it is dead; and thus shall ye be brou ht out $from the dead%. %/! Amon 7is Si ns in this, that 7e created you from dust; and then,@ behold, ye are men scattered $far and wide%= %#! And amon 7is Si ns is this, that 7e created for you mates from amon yoursel4es, that ye may dwell in tranFuillity with them, and 7e has "ut lo4e and mercy between your $hearts%; 4erily in that are Si ns for those who reflect. %%! And amon 7is Si ns is the creation of the hea4ens and the earth, and the 4ariations in your lan ua es and your colours; 4erily in that are Si ns for those who #now. %&! And amon 7is Si ns is the slee" that ye ta#e by ni ht and by day, and the Fuest that ye $ma#e for li4elihood% out of 7is 2ounty; 4erily in that are si ns for those who hear#en. %'! And amon 7is Si ns, 7e shows you the li htnin , by way both of fear and of ho"e, and 7e sends down rain from the s#y and with it i4es life to the earth after it is dead; 4erily in that are Si ns for those who are wise. %(! And amon 7is Si ns is this, that hea4en and earth stand by 7is Command; then when 7e calls you, by a sin le call, from the earth, behold, ye $strai htway% come forth. %)! !o 7im belon s e4ery bein that is in the hea4ens and on earth; all are de4outly obedient to 7im. %*! It is 7e 3ho be ins $the "rocess of% creation; then re"eats it; and for 7im it is most easy. !o 7im belon s the loftiest similitude $we can thin# of% in the hea4ens and the earth; for 7e is BCalted in Mi ht, full of wisdom. %-! 7e does "ro"ound to you a similitude from your own $eC"erience%; do ye ha4e "artners amon those whom your ri ht hands "ossess, to share as eFuals in the wealth 3e ha4e bestowed on you> Do ye fear them as ye fear each other> !hus do we eC"lain the Si ns in detail to a "eo"le that understand.

%.! ?ay, the wron @doers $merely% follow their own lusts, bein de4oid of #nowled e. 2ut who will uide those whom Allah lea4es astray> !o them there will be no hel"ers. &/! So set thou thy face steadily and truly to the 9aith; $establish% Allah.s handiwor# accordin to the "attern on which 7e has made man#ind; no chan e $let there be% in the wor# $wrou ht% by Allah. that is the standard 6eli ion; but most amon man#ind understand not. &#! !urn ye bac# in re"entance to 7im, and fear 7im; establish re ular "rayers, and be not ye amon those who 8oin ods with Allah,@ &%! !hose who s"lit u" their 6eli ion, and become $mere% Sects,@ each "arty re8oicin in that which is with itself= &&! 3hen trouble touches men, they cry to their 1ord, turnin bac# to 7im in re"entance; but when 7e i4es them a taste of Mercy as from 7imself, behold, some of them "ay "art@worshi" to other odDs besides their 1ord,@ &'! $As if% to show their in ratitude for the $fa4ours% 3e ha4e bestowed on them= !hen en8oy $your brief day%; but soon will ye #now $your folly%. &(! :r ha4e 3e sent down authority to them, which "oints out to them the thin s to which they "ay "art@worshi"> &)! 3hen 3e i4e men a taste of Mercy, they eCult thereat; and when some e4il afflicts them because of what their $own% hands ha4e sent forth, behold, they are in des"air= &*! See they not that Allah enlar es the "ro4ision and restricts it, to whomsoe4er 7e "leases> Ierily in that are Si ns for those who belie4e. &-! So i4e what is due to #indred, the needy, and the wayfarer. !hat is best for those who see# the Countenance, of Allah, and it is they who will "ros"er. &.! !hat which ye lay out for increase throu h the "ro"erty of $other% "eo"le, will ha4e no increase with Allah. but that which ye lay out for charity, see#in the Countenance of Allah, $will increase%; it is these who will et a recom"ense multi"lied. '/! It is Allah 3ho has created you; further, 7e has "ro4ided for your sustenance; then 7e will cause you to die; and a ain 7e will i4e you life. Are there any of your $false% <Partners< who can do any sin le one of these thin s> Glory to 7im= and hi h is 7e abo4e the "artners they attribute $to him%= '#! Mischief has a""eared on land and sea because of $the meed% that the hands of men ha4e earned, that $$Allah%% may i4e them a taste of some of their deeds; in order that they may turn bac# $from B4il%.

'%! Say; <!ra4el throu h the earth and see what was the end of those before $you%; Most of them worshi""ed others besides Allah.< '&! 2ut set thou thy face to the ri ht 6eli ion before there come from Allah the Day which there is no chance of a4ertin ; on that Day shall men be di4ided $in two%. ''! !hose who re8ect 9aith will suffer from that re8ection; and those who wor# ri hteousness will s"read their couch $of re"ose% for themsel4es $in hea4en%; '(! !hat 7e may reward those who belie4e and wor# ri hteous deeds, out of his 2ounty. 9or 7e lo4es not those who re8ect 9aith. ')! Amon 7is Si ns is this, that 7e sends the 3inds, as heralds of Glad !idin s, i4in you a taste of 7is $Grace and% Mercy,@ that the shi"s may sail $ma8estically% by 7is Command and that ye may see# of 7is 2ounty; in order that ye may be rateful. '*! 3e did indeed send, before thee, a"ostles to their $res"ecti4e% "eo"les, and they came to them with Clear Si ns; then, to those who trans ressed, 3e meted out 6etribution; and it was due from 5s to aid those who belie4ed. '-! It is Allah 3ho sends the 3inds, and they raise the Clouds; then does 7e s"read them in the s#y as 7e wills, and brea# them into fra ments, until thou seest rain@dro"s issue from the midst thereof; then when 7e has made them reach such of his ser4ants as 7e wills behold, they do re8oice=@ '.! B4en thou h, before they recei4ed $the rain% @ 8ust before this @ they were dumb with des"air= (/! !hen contem"late $: man=% the memorials of Allah.s Mercy=@ how 7e i4es life to the earth after its death; 4erily the same will i4e life to the men who are dead; for 7e has "ower o4er all thin s. (#! And if 3e $but% send a 3ind from which they see $their tilth% turn yellow,@ behold, they become, thereafter, 5n rateful $5nbelie4ers%= (%! So 4erily thou canst not ma#e the dead to hear, nor canst thou ma#e the deaf to hear the call, when they show their bac#s and turn away. (&! ?or canst thou lead bac# the blind from their strayin ; only those wilt thou ma#e to hear, who belie4e in :ur si ns and submit $their wills in Islam%. ('! It is Allah 3ho created you in a state of $hel"less% wea#ness, then a4e $you% stren th after wea#ness, then, after stren th, a4e $you wea#ness and a hoary head; 7e creates as 7e wills, and it is 7e 3ho has all #nowled e and "ower.

((! :n the Day that the 7our $of 6ec#onin % will be established, the trans ressors will swear that they tarried not but an hour; thus were they used to bein deluded= ()! 2ut those endued with #nowled e and faith will say; <Indeed ye did tarry, within Allah.s Decree, to the Day of 6esurrection, and this is the Day of 6esurrection; but ye @ ye were not aware=< (*! So on that Day no eCcuse of theirs will a4ail the trans ressors, nor will they be in4ited $then% to see# race $by re"entance%. (-! 4erily 3e ha4e "ro"ounded for men, in this GurDan e4ery #ind of Parable; 2ut if thou brin to them any Si n, the 5nbelie4ers are sure to say, <Ee do nothin but tal# 4anities.< (.! !hus does Allah seal u" the hearts of those who understand not. )/! So "atiently "erse4ere; for 4erily the "romise of Allah is true; nor let those sha#e thy firmness, who ha4e $themsel4es% no certainty of faith.

"urah &#! 3u@man
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In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
#! A. 1. M. %! !hese are Ierses of the 3ise 2oo#,@ &! A Guide and a Mercy to the Doers of Good,@ '! !hose who establish re ular Prayer, and i4e re ular Charity, and ha4e $in their hearts% the assurance of the 7ereafter. (! !hese are on $true% uidance from their 1ord; and these are the ones who will "ros"er. )! 2ut there are, amon men, those who "urchase idle tales, without #nowled e $or meanin %, to mislead $men% from the Path of Allah and throw ridicule $on the Path%; for such there will be a 7umiliatin Penalty. *! 3hen :ur Si ns are rehearsed to such a one, he turns away in arro ance, as if he heard them not, as if there were deafness in both his ears; announce to him a rie4ous Penalty.

-! 9or those who belie4e and wor# ri hteous deeds, there will be Gardens of 2liss,@ .! !o dwell therein. !he "romise of Allah is true; and 7e is BCalted in Power, 3ise. #/! 7e created the hea4ens without any "illars that ye can see; 7e set on the earth mountains standin firm, lest it should sha#e with you; and 7e scattered throu h it beasts of all #inds. 3e send down rain from the s#y, and "roduce on the earth e4ery #ind of noble creature, in "airs. ##! Such is the Creation of Allah. now show Me what is there that others besides 7im ha4e created; nay, but the !rans ressors are in manifest error. #%! we bestowed $in the "ast% 3isdom on 1uFman; <Show $thy% ratitude to Allah.< Any who is $so% rateful does so to the "rofit of his own soul; but if any is un rateful, 4erily Allah is free of all wants, 3orthy of all "raise. #&! 2ehold, 1uFman said to his son by way of instruction; <: my son= 8oin not in worshi" $others% with Allah. for false worshi" is indeed the hi hest wron @doin .< #'! And 3e ha4e en8oined on man $to be ood% to his "arents; in tra4ail u"on tra4ail did his mother bear him, and in years twain was his weanin ; $hear the command%, <Show ratitude to Me and to thy "arents; to Me is $thy final% Goal. #(! <2ut if they stri4e to ma#e thee 8oin in worshi" with Me thin s of which thou hast no #nowled e, obey them not; yet bear them com"any in this life with 8ustice $and consideration%, and follow the way of those who turn to me $in lo4e%; in the end the return of you all is to Me, and I will tell you the truth $and meanin % of all that ye did.< #)! <: my son=< $said 1uFman%, <If there be $but% the wei ht of a mustard@seed and it were $hidden% in a roc#, or $anywhere% in the hea4ens or on earth, Allah will brin it forth; for Allah understands the finest mysteries, $and% is well@acFuainted $with them%. #*! <: my son= establish re ular "rayer, en8oin what is 8ust, and forbid what is wron ; and bear with "atient constancy whate4er betide thee; for this is firmness $of "ur"ose% in $the conduct of% affairs. #-! <And swell not thy chee# $for "ride% at men, nor wal# in insolence throu h the earth; for Allah lo4eth not any arro ant boaster. #.! <And be moderate in thy "ace, and lower thy 4oice; for the harshest of sounds without doubt is the brayin of the ass.< %/! Do ye not see that Allah has sub8ected to your $use% all thin s in the hea4ens and on earth, and has made his bounties flow to you in eCceedin measure, $both% seen and unseen> Eet there are amon men those who dis"ute about Allah, without #nowled e and without uidance, and without a 2oo# to enli hten them=

%#! 3hen they are told to follow the $6e4elation% that Allah has sent down, they say; <?ay, we shall follow the ways that we found our fathers $followin %. <3hat= e4en if it is Satan bec#onin them to the Penalty of the $2laAin % 9ire> %%! 3hoe4er submits his whole self to Allah, and is a doer of ood, has ras"ed indeed the most trustworthy hand@hold; and with Allah rests the Bnd and Decision of $all% affairs. %&! 2ut if any re8ect 9aith, let not his re8ection rie4e thee; to 5s is their return, and 3e shall tell them the truth of their deeds; for Allah #nows well all that is in $menDs% hearts. %'! 3e rant them their "leasure for a little while; in the end shall 3e dri4e them to a chastisement unrelentin . %(! If thou as# them, who it is that created the hea4ens and the earth. !hey will certainly say, <$Allah%<. Say; <Praise be to Allah.< 2ut most of them understand not. %)! !o Allah belon all thin s in hea4en and earth; 4erily Allah is 7e $that is% free of all wants, worthy of all "raise. %*! And if all the trees on earth were "ens and the ocean $were in#%, with se4en oceans behind it to add to its $su""ly%, yet would not the words of Allah be eChausted $in the writin %; for Allah is BCalted in Power, full of 3isdom. %-! And your creation or your resurrection is in no wise but as an indi4idual soul; for Allah is 7e 3ho hears and sees $all thin s%. %.! Seest thou not that Allah mer es ?i ht into Day and he mer es Day into ?i ht; that 7e has sub8ected the sun, and the moon $to his 1aw%, each runnin its course for a term a""ointed; and that Allah is well@acFuainted with all that ye do> &/! !hat is because Allah is the $only% 6eality, and because whate4er else they in4o#e besides 7im is 9alsehood; and because Allah,@ 7e is the Most 7i h, Most Great. &#! Seest thou not that the shi"s sail throu h the ocean by the Grace of Allah.@ that 7e may show you of 7is Si ns> Ierily in this are Si ns for all who constantly "erse4ere and i4e than#s. &%! 3hen a wa4e co4ers them li#e the cano"y $of clouds%, they call to Allah, offerin 7im sincere de4otion. 2ut when 7e has deli4ered them safely to land, there are amon them those that halt between $ri ht and wron %. 2ut none re8ect :ur Si ns eCce"t only a "erfidious un rateful $wretch%= &&! : man#ind= do your duty to your 1ord, and fear $the comin of% a Day when no father can a4ail au ht for his son, nor a son a4ail au ht for his father. Ierily, the "romise

of Allah is true; let not then this "resent life decei4e you, nor let the chief Decei4er decei4e you about Allah. &'! Ierily the #nowled e of the 7our is with Allah $alone%. It is 7e 3ho sends down rain, and 7e 3ho #nows what is in the wombs. ?or does any one #now what it is that he will earn on the morrow; ?or does any one #now in what land he is to die. Ierily with Allah is full #nowled e and 7e is acFuainted $with all thin s%.

"urah &%! The >rostration, 2orship, Adoration
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In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
#! A. 1. M. %! $!his is% the 6e4elation of the 2oo# in which there is no doubt,@ from the 1ord of the 3orlds. &! :r do they say, <7e has for ed it<> ?ay, it is the !ruth from thy 1ord, that thou mayest admonish a "eo"le to whom no warner has come before thee; in order that they may recei4e uidance. '! It is Allah 3ho has created the hea4ens and the earth, and all between them, in siC Days, and is firmly established on the !hrone $of Authority%; ye ha4e none, besides 7im, to "rotect or intercede $for you%; will ye not then recei4e admonition> (! 7e rules $all% affairs from the hea4ens to the earth; in the end will $all affairs% o u" to 7im, on a Day, the s"ace whereof will be $as% a thousand years of your rec#onin . )! Such is 7e, the Hnower of all thin s, hidden and o"en, the BCalted $in "ower%, the Merciful;@ *! 7e 3ho has made e4erythin which 7e has created most ood; 7e be an the creation of man with $nothin more than% clay, -! And made his "ro eny from a Fuintessence of the nature of a fluid des"ised;

.! 2ut 7e fashioned him in due "ro"ortion, and breathed into him somethin of 7is s"irit. And 7e a4e you $the faculties of% hearin and si ht and feelin $and understandin %; little than#s do ye i4e= #/! And they say; <3hat= when we lie, hidden and lost, in the earth, shall we indeed be in a Creation renewed> ?ay, they deny the Meetin with their 1ord. ##! Say; <!he An el of Death, "ut in char e of you, will $duly% ta#e your souls; then shall ye be brou ht bac# to your 1ord.< #%! If only thou couldst see when the uilty ones will bend low their heads before their 1ord, $sayin ;% <:ur 1ord= 3e ha4e seen and we ha4e heard; ?ow then send us bac# $to the world%; we will wor# ri hteousness; for we do indeed $now% belie4e.< #&! If 3e had so willed, 3e could certainly ha4e brou ht e4ery soul its true uidance; but the 3ord from Me will come true, <I will fill 7ell with Jinns and men all to ether.< #'! <!aste ye then @ for ye for ot the Meetin of this Day of yours, and 3e too will for et you @ taste ye the Penalty of Bternity for your $e4il% deeds=< #(! :nly those belie4e in :ur Si ns, who, when they are recited to them, fall down in adoration, and celebrate the "raises of their 1ord, nor are they $e4er% "uffed u" with "ride. #)! !heir limbs do forsa#e their beds of slee", the while they call on their 1ord, in 9ear and 7o"e; and they s"end $in charity% out of the sustenance which 3e ha4e bestowed on them. #*! ?ow no "erson #nows what deli hts of the eye are #e"t hidden $in reser4e% for them @ as a reward for their $ ood% deeds. #-! Is then the man who belie4es no better than the man who is rebellious and wic#ed> ?ot eFual are they. #.! 9or those who belie4e and do ri hteous deeds are Gardens as hos"itable homes, for their $ ood% deeds. %/! As to those who are rebellious and wic#ed, their abode will be the 9ire; e4ery time they wish to et away therefrom, they will be forced thereinto, and it will be said to them; <!aste ye the Penalty of the 9ire, the which ye were wont to re8ect as false.< %#! And indeed 3e will ma#e them taste of the Penalty of this $life% "rior to the su"reme Penalty, in order that they may $re"ent and% return.

%%! And who does more wron than one to whom are recited the Si ns of his 1ord, and who then turns away therefrom> Ierily from those who trans ress 3e shall eCact $due% 6etribution. %&! 3e did indeed aforetime i4e the 2oo# to Moses; be not then in doubt of its reachin $thee%; and 3e made it a uide to the Children of Israel. %'! And 3e a""ointed, from amon them, leaders, i4in uidance under :ur command, so lon as they "erse4ered with "atience and continued to ha4e faith in :ur Si ns. %(! Ierily thy 1ord will 8ud e between them on the Day of Jud ment, in the matters wherein they differ $amon themsel4es% %)! Does it not teach them a lesson, how many enerations 3e destroyed before them, in whose dwellin s they $now% o to and fro> Ierily in that are Si ns; Do they not then listen> %*! And do they not see that 3e do dri4e rain to "arched soil $bare of herba e%, and "roduce therewith cro"s, "ro4idin food for their cattle and themsel4es> 7a4e they not the 4ision> %-! !hey say; <3hen will this decision be, if ye are tellin the truth>< %.! Say; <:n the Day of Decision, no "rofit will it be to 5nbelie4ers if they $then% belie4e= nor will they be ranted a res"ite.< &/! So turn away from them, and wait; they too are waitin .

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In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
#! : Pro"het= 9ear Allah, and hear#en not to the 5nbelie4ers and the 7y"ocrites; 4erily Allah is full of Hnowled e and 3isdom.

%! 2ut follow that which comes to thee by ins"iration from thy 1ord; for Allah is well acFuainted with $all% that ye do. &! And "ut thy trust in Allah, and enou h is Allah as a dis"oser of affairs. '! Allah has not made for any man two hearts in his $one% body; nor has 7e made your wi4es whom ye di4orce by Jihar your mothers; nor has 7e made your ado"ted sons your sons. Such is $only% your $manner of% s"eech by your mouths. 2ut Allah tells $you% the !ruth, and 7e shows the $ri ht% 3ay. (! Call them by $the names of% their fathers; that is 8uster in the si ht of Allah. 2ut if ye #now not their fatherDs $names, call them% your 2rothers in faith, or your maulas. 2ut there is no blame on you if ye ma#e a mista#e therein; $what counts is% the intention of your hearts; and Allah is :ft@6eturnin , Most Merciful. )! !he Pro"het is closer to the 2elie4ers than their own sel4es, and his wi4es are their mothers. 2lood@relations amon each other ha4e closer "ersonal ties, in the Decree of Allah. !han $the 2rotherhood of% 2elie4ers and Muha8irs; ne4ertheless do ye what is 8ust to your closest friends; such is the writin in the Decree $of Allah.. *! And remember 3e too# from the "ro"hets their co4enant; As $3e did% from thee; from ?oah, Abraham, Moses, and Jesus the son of Mary; 3e too# from them a solemn co4enant; -! !hat $$Allah%% may Fuestion the $custodians% of !ruth concernin the !ruth they $were char ed with%; And 7e has "re"ared for the 5nbelie4ers a rie4ous Penalty. .! : ye who belie4e= 6emember the Grace of Allah, $bestowed% on you, when there came down on you hosts $to o4erwhelm you%; 2ut 3e sent a ainst them a hurricane and forces that ye saw not; but Allah sees $clearly% all that ye do. #/! 2ehold= they came on you from abo4e you and from below you, and behold, the eyes became dim and the hearts a"ed u" to the throats, and ye ima ined 4arious $4ain% thou hts about Allah. ##! In that situation were the 2elie4ers tried; they were sha#en as by a tremendous sha#in . #%! And behold= !he 7y"ocrites and those in whose hearts is a disease $e4en% say; <$Allah% and 7is Messen er "romised us nothin but delusion=< #&! 2ehold= A "arty amon them said; <Ee men of Eathrib= ye cannot stand $the attac#%= therefore o bac#=< And a band of them as# for lea4e of the Pro"het, sayin , <!ruly our houses are bare and eC"osed,< thou h they were not eC"osed they intended nothin but to run away.

#'! And if an entry had been effected to them from the sides of the $city%, and they had been incited to sedition, they would certainly ha4e brou ht it to "ass, with none but a brief delay= #(! And yet they had already co4enanted with Allah not to turn their bac#s, and a co4enant with Allah must $surely% be answered for. #)! Say; <6unnin away will not "rofit you if ye are runnin away from death or slau hter; and e4en if $ye do esca"e%, no more than a brief $res"ite% will ye be allowed to en8oy=< #*! Say; <3ho is it that can screen you from Allah if it be 7is wish to i4e you "unishment or to i4e you Mercy>< ?or will they find for themsel4es, besides Allah, any "rotector or hel"er. #-! Ierily Allah #nows those amon you who #ee" bac# $men% and those who say to their brethren, <Come alon to us<, but come not to the fi ht eCce"t for 8ust a little while. #.! Co4etous o4er you. !hen when fear comes, thou wilt see them loo#in to thee, their eyes re4ol4in , li#e $those of% one o4er whom ho4ers death; but when the fear is "ast, they will smite you with shar" ton ues, co4etous of oods. Such men ha4e no faith, and so Allah has made their deeds of none effect; and that is easy for Allah. %/! !hey thin# that the Confederates ha4e not withdrawn; and if the Confederates should come $a ain%, they would wish they were in the deserts $wanderin % amon the 2edouins, and see#in news about you $from a safe distance%; and if they were in your midst, they would fi ht but little. %#! Ee ha4e indeed in the Messen er of Allah a beautiful "attern $of conduct% for any one whose ho"e is in Allah and the 9inal Day, and who en a es much in the Praise of Allah. %%! 3hen the 2elie4ers saw the Confederate forces, they said; <!his is what Allah and his Messen er had "romised us, and Allah and 7is Messen er told us what was true.< And it only added to their faith and their Aeal in obedience. %&! Amon the 2elie4ers are men who ha4e been true to their co4enant with Allah. of them some ha4e com"leted their 4ow $to the eCtreme%, and some $still% wait; but they ha4e ne4er chan ed $their determination% in the least; %'! !hat Allah may reward the men of !ruth for their !ruth, and "unish the 7y"ocrites if that be 7is 3ill, or turn to them in Mercy; for Allah is :ft@9or i4in , Most Merciful. %(! And Allah turned bac# the 5nbelie4ers for $all% their fury; no ad4anta e did they ain; and enou h is Allah for the belie4ers in their fi ht. And Allah is full of Stren th, able to enforce 7is 3ill.

%)! And those of the Peo"le of the 2oo# who aided them @ Allah did ta#e them down from their stron holds and cast terror into their hearts. $So that% some ye slew, and some ye made "risoners. %*! And 7e made you heirs of their lands, their houses, and their oods, and of a land which ye had not freFuented $before%. And Allah has "ower o4er all thin s. %-! : Pro"het= Say to thy Consorts; <If it be that ye desire the life of this 3orld, and its litter,@ then come= I will "ro4ide for your en8oyment and set you free in a handsome manner. %.! 2ut if ye see# Allah and 7is Messen er, and the 7ome of the 7ereafter, 4erily Allah has "re"ared for the well@doers amon st you a reat reward. &/! : Consorts of the Pro"het= If any of you were uilty of e4ident unseemly conduct, the Punishment would be doubled to her, and that is easy for Allah. &#! 2ut any of you that is de4out in the ser4ice of Allah and 7is Messen er, and wor#s ri hteousness,@ to her shall 3e rant her reward twice; and 3e ha4e "re"ared for her a enerous Sustenance. &%! : Consorts of the Pro"het= Ee are not li#e any of the $other% women; if ye do fear $$Allah%%, be not too com"lacent of s"eech, lest one in whose heart is a disease should be mo4ed with desire; but s"ea# ye a s"eech $that is% 8ust. &&! And stay Fuietly in your houses, and ma#e not a daAAlin dis"lay, li#e that of the former !imes of I norance; and establish re ular Prayer, and i4e re ular Charity; and obey Allah and 7is Messen er. And Allah only wishes to remo4e all abomination from you, ye members of the 9amily, and to ma#e you "ure and s"otless. &'! And recite what is rehearsed to you in your homes, of the Si ns of Allah and 7is 3isdom; for Allah understands the finest mysteries and is well@acFuainted $with them%. &(! 9or Muslim men and women,@ for belie4in men and women, for de4out men and women, for true men and women, for men and women who are "atient and constant, for men and women who humble themsel4es, for men and women who i4e in Charity, for men and women who fast $and deny themsel4es%, for men and women who uard their chastity, and for men and women who en a e much in Allah.s "raise,@ for them has Allah "re"ared for i4eness and reat reward. &)! It is not fittin for a 2elie4er, man or woman, when a matter has been decided by Allah and 7is Messen er to ha4e any o"tion about their decision; if any one disobeys Allah and 7is Messen er, he is indeed on a clearly wron Path. &*! 2ehold= !hou didst say to one who had recei4ed the race of Allah and thy fa4our; <6etain thou $in wedloc#% thy wife, and fear Allah.< 2ut thou didst hide in thy heart that

which Allah was about to ma#e manifest; thou didst fear the "eo"le, but it is more fittin that thou shouldst fear Allah. !hen when Jaid had dissol4ed $his marria e% with her, with the necessary $formality%, 3e 8oined her in marria e to thee; in order that $in future% there may be no difficulty to the 2elie4ers in $the matter of% marria e with the wi4es of their ado"ted sons, when the latter ha4e dissol4ed with the necessary $formality% $their marria e% with them. And Allah.s command must be fulfilled. &-! !here can be no difficulty to the Pro"het in what Allah has indicated to him as a duty. It was the "ractice $a""ro4ed% of Allah amon st those of old that ha4e "assed away. And the command of Allah is a decree determined. &.! $It is the "ractice of those% who "reach the Messa es of Allah, and fear 7im, and fear none but Allah. And enou h is Allah to call $men% to account. '/! Muhammad is not the father of any of your men, but $he is% the Messen er of Allah, and the Seal of the Pro"hets; and Allah has full #nowled e of all thin s. '#! : ye who belie4e= Celebrate the "raises of Allah, and do this often; '%! And lorify 7im mornin and e4enin . '&! 7e it is 3ho sends blessin s on you, as do 7is an els, that 7e may brin you out from the de"ths of Dar#ness into 1i ht; and 7e is 9ull of Mercy to the 2elie4ers. ''! !heir salutation on the Day they meet 7im will be <Peace=<; and 7e has "re"ared for them a enerous 6eward. '(! : Pro"het= !ruly 3e ha4e sent thee as a 3itness, a 2earer of Glad !idin s, and 3arner,@ ')! And as one who in4ites to Allah.s $ race% by 7is lea4e, and as a lam" s"readin li ht. '*! !hen i4e the Glad !idin s to the 2elie4ers, that they shall ha4e from Allah a 4ery reat 2ounty. '-! And obey not $the behests% of the 5nbelie4ers and the 7y"ocrites, and heed not their annoyances, but "ut thy !rust in Allah. 9or enou h is Allah as a Dis"oser of affairs. '.! : ye who belie4e= 3hen ye marry belie4in women, and then di4orce them before ye ha4e touched them, no "eriod of DIddat ha4e ye to count in res"ect of them; so i4e them a "resent. And set them free in a handsome manner. (/! : Pro"het= 3e ha4e made lawful to thee thy wi4es to whom thou hast "aid their dowers; and those whom thy ri ht hand "ossesses out of the "risoners of war whom Allah has assi ned to thee; and dau hters of thy "aternal uncles and aunts, and dau hters of thy maternal uncles and aunts, who mi rated $from Ma##a% with thee; and any belie4in

woman who dedicates her soul to the Pro"het if the Pro"het wishes to wed her;@ this only for thee, and not for the 2elie4ers $at lar e%; 3e #now what 3e ha4e a""ointed for them as to their wi4es and the ca"ti4es whom their ri ht hands "ossess;@ in order that there should be no difficulty for thee. And Allah is :ft@ 9or i4in , Most Merciful. (#! !hou mayest defer $the turn of% any of them that thou "leasest, and thou mayest recei4e any thou "leasest; and there is no blame on thee if thou in4ite one whose $turn% thou hadst set aside. !his were ni her to the coolin of their eyes, the "re4ention of their rief, and their satisfaction @ that of all of them @ with that which thou hast to i4e them; and Allah #nows $all% that is in your hearts; and Allah is All@ Hnowin , Most 9orbearin . (%! It is not lawful for thee $to marry more% women after this, nor to chan e them for $other% wi4es, e4en thou h their beauty attract thee, eCce"t any thy ri ht hand should "ossess $as handmaidens%; and Allah doth watch o4er all thin s. (&! : ye who belie4e= Bnter not the Pro"hetDs houses,@ until lea4e is i4en you,@ for a meal, $and then% not $so early as% to wait for its "re"aration; but when ye are in4ited, enter; and when ye ha4e ta#en your meal, dis"erse, without see#in familiar tal#. Such $beha4iour% annoys the Pro"het; he is ashamed to dismiss you, but Allah is not ashamed $to tell you% the truth. And when ye as# $his ladies% for anythin ye want, as# them from before a screen; that ma#es for reater "urity for your hearts and for theirs. ?or is it ri ht for you that ye should annoy Allah.s Messen er, or that ye should marry his widows after him at any time. !ruly such a thin is in Allah.s si ht an enormity. ('! 3hether ye re4eal anythin or conceal it, 4erily Allah has full #nowled e of all thin s. ((! !here is no blame $on these ladies if they a""ear% before their fathers or their sons, their brothers, or their brotherDs sons, or their sistersD sons, or their women, or the $sla4es% whom their ri ht hands "ossess. And, $ladies%, fear Allah. for Allah is 3itness to all thin s. ()! Allah and 7is an els send blessin s on the Pro"het; : ye that belie4e= Send ye blessin s on him, and salute him with all res"ect. (*! !hose who annoy Allah and 7is Messen er @ Allah has cursed them in this 3orld and in the 7ereafter, and has "re"ared for them a humiliatin Punishment. (-! And those who annoy belie4in men and women undeser4edly, bear $on themsel4es% a calumny and a larin sin. (.! : Pro"het= !ell thy wi4es and dau hters, and the belie4in women, that they should cast their outer arments o4er their "ersons $when abroad%; that is most con4enient, that they should be #nown $as such% and not molested. And Allah is :ft@ 9or i4in , Most Merciful.

)/! !ruly, if the 7y"ocrites, and those in whose hearts is a disease, and those who stir u" sedition in the City, desist not, 3e shall certainly stir thee u" a ainst them; !hen will they not be able to stay in it as thy nei hbours for any len th of time; )#! !hey shall ha4e a curse on them; whene4er they are found, they shall be seiAed and slain $without mercy%. )%! $Such was% the "ractice $a""ro4ed% of Allah amon those who li4ed aforetime; ?o chan e wilt thou find in the "ractice $a""ro4ed% of Allah. )&! Men as# thee concernin the 7our; Say, <!he #nowled e thereof is with Allah $alone%<; and what will ma#e thee understand>@ "erchance the 7our is ni h= )'! Ierily Allah has cursed the 5nbelie4ers and "re"ared for them a 2laAin 9ire,@ )(! !o dwell therein for e4er; no "rotector will they find, nor hel"er. ))! !he Day that their faces will be turned u"side down in the 9ire, they will say; <3oe to us= 3ould that we had obeyed Allah and obeyed the Messen er.< )*! And they would say; <:ur 1ord= 3e obeyed our chiefs and our reat ones, and they misled us as to the $ri ht% Path. )-! <:ur 1ord= Gi4e them double Penalty and curse them with a 4ery reat Curse=< ).! : ye who belie4e= 2e ye not li#e those who 4eCed and insulted Moses, but Allah cleared him of the $calumnies% they had uttered; and he was honourable in Allah.s si ht. */! : ye who belie4e= 9ear Allah, and $always% say a word directed to the 6i ht; *#! !hat 7e may ma#e your conduct whole and sound and for i4e you your sins; 7e that obeys Allah and 7is Messen er, has already attained the hi hest achie4ement. *%! 3e did indeed offer the !rust to the 7ea4ens and the Barth and the Mountains; but they refused to underta#e it, bein afraid thereof; but man undertoo# it;@ 7e was indeed un8ust and foolish;@ *&! $3ith the result% that Allah has to "unish the 7y"ocrites, men and women, and the 5nbelie4ers, men and women, and Allah turns in Mercy to the 2elie4ers, men and women; for Allah is :ft@9or i4in , Most Merciful.

"urah &'! "aba, "heba

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In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
#! Praise be to Allah, to 3hom belon all thin s in the hea4ens and on earth; to 7im be Praise in the 7ereafter; and 7e is 9ull of 3isdom, acFuainted with all thin s. %! 7e #nows all that oes into the earth, and all that comes out thereof; all that comes down from the s#y and all that ascends thereto and 7e is the Most Merciful, the :ft@ 9or i4in . &! !he 5nbelie4ers say, <?e4er to us will come the 7our<; Say, <?ay= but most surely, by my 1ord, it will come u"on you;@ by 7im 3ho #nows the unseen,@ from 3hom is not hidden the least little atom in the hea4ens or on earth; ?or is there anythin less than that, or reater, but is in the 6ecord Pers"icuous; '! !hat 7e may reward those who belie4e and wor# deeds of ri hteousness; for such is 9or i4eness and a Sustenance Most Generous.< (! 2ut those who stri4e a ainst :ur Si ns, to frustrate them,@ for such will be a Penalty,@ a Punishment most humiliatin . )! And those to whom #nowled e has come see that the $6e4elation% sent down to thee from thy 1ord @ that is the !ruth, and that it uides to the Path of the BCalted $in mi ht%, 3orthy of all "raise. *! !he 5nbelie4ers say $in ridicule%; <Shall we "oint out to you a man that will tell you, when ye are all scattered to "ieces in disinte ration, that ye shall $then be raised% in a ?ew Creation> -! <7as he in4ented a falsehood a ainst Allah, or has a s"irit $seiAed% him><@ ?ay, it is those who belie4e not in the 7ereafter, that are in $real% Penalty, and in farthest error. .! See they not what is before them and behind them, of the s#y and the earth> If 3e wished, 3e could cause the earth to swallow them u", or cause a "iece of the s#y to fall u"on them. Ierily in this is a Si n for e4ery de4otee that turns to Allah $in re"entance%. #/! 3e bestowed Grace aforetime on Da4id from oursel4es; <: ye Mountains= Sin ye bac# the Praises of Allah with him= and ye birds $also%= And 3e made the iron soft for him;@

##! $Commandin %, <Ma#e thou coast of mail, balancin well the rin s of chain armour, and wor# ye ri hteousness; for be sure I see $clearly% all that ye do.< #%! And to Solomon $3e made% the 3ind $obedient%; Its early mornin $stride% was a monthDs $8ourney%, and its e4enin $stride% was a monthDs $8ourney%; and 3e made a 9ont of molten brass to flow for him; and there were Jinns that wor#ed in front of him, by the lea4e of his 1ord, and if any of them turned aside from our command, 3e made him taste of the Penalty of the 2laAin 9ire. #&! !hey wor#ed for him as he desired, $ma#in % arches, ima es, basons as lar e as reser4oirs, and $coo#in % cauldrons fiCed $in their "laces%; <3or# ye, sons of Da4id, with than#s= but few of My ser4ants are rateful=< #'! !hen, when 3e decreed $SolomonDs% death, nothin showed them his death eCce"t a little worm of the earth, which #e"t $slowly% nawin away at his staff; so when he fell down, the Jinns saw "lainly that if they had #nown the unseen, they would not ha4e tarried in the humiliatin Penalty $of their !as#%. #(! !here was, for Saba, aforetime, a Si n in their home@land @ two Gardens to the ri ht and to the left. <Bat of the Sustenance $"ro4ided% by your 1ord, and be rateful to 7im; a territory fair and ha""y, and a 1ord :ft@9or i4in = #)! 2ut they turned away $from Allah., and 3e sent a ainst them the 9lood $released% from the dams, and 3e con4erted their two arden $rows% into < ardens< "roducin bitter fruit, and tamaris#s, and some few $stunted% 1ote@trees. #*! !hat was the 6eFuital 3e a4e them because they un ratefully re8ected 9aith; and ne4er do 3e i4e $such% reFuital eCce"t to such as are un rateful re8ecters. #-! 2etween them and the Cities on which 3e had "oured our blessin s, 3e had "laced Cities in "rominent "ositions, and between them 3e had a""ointed sta es of 8ourney in due "ro"ortion; <!ra4el therein, secure, by ni ht and by day.< #.! 2ut they said; <:ur 1ord= Place lon er distances between our 8ourney@ sta es<; but they wron ed themsel4es $therein%. At len th 3e made them as a tale $that is told%, and 3e dis"ersed them all in scattered fra ments. Ierily in this are Si ns for e4ery $soul that is% "atiently constant and rateful. %/! And on them did Satan "ro4e true his idea, and they followed him, all but a "arty that belie4ed. %#! 2ut he had no authority o4er them,@ eCce"t that 3e mi ht test the man who belie4es in the 7ereafter from him who is in doubt concernin it; and thy 1ord doth watch o4er all thin s.

%%! Say; <Call u"on other $ ods% whom ye fancy, besides Allah. !hey ha4e no "ower,@ not the wei ht of an atom,@ in the hea4ens or on earth; ?o $sort of% share ha4e they therein, nor is any of them a hel"er to Allah. %&! <?o intercession can a4ail in 7is Presence, eCce"t for those for whom 7e has ranted "ermission. So far $is this the case% that, when terror is remo4ed from their hearts $at the Day of Jud ment, then% will they say, Dwhat is it that your 1ord commanded>D they will say, D!hat which is true and 8ust; and 7e is the Most 7i h Most GreatD.< %'! Say; <3ho i4es you sustenance, from the hea4ens and the earth>< Say; <It is Allah. and certain it is that either we or ye are on ri ht uidance or in manifest error=< %(! Say; <Ee shall not be Fuestioned as to our sins, nor shall we be Fuestioned as to what ye do.< %)! Say; <:ur 1ord will ather us to ether and will in the end decide the matter between us $and you% in truth and 8ustice; and 7e is the one to decide, the :ne 3ho #nows all.< %*! Say; <Show me those whom ye ha4e 8oined with 7im as "artners; by no means $can ye%. ?ay, 7e is Allah, the BCalted in Power, the 3ise.< %-! 3e ha4e not sent thee but as a uni4ersal $Messen er% to men, i4in them lad tidin s, and warnin them $a ainst sin%, but most men understand not. %.! !hey say; <3hen will this "romise $come to "ass% if ye are tellin the truth>< &/! Say; <!he a""ointment to you is for a Day, which ye cannot "ut bac# for an hour nor "ut forward.< &#! !he 5nbelie4ers say; <3e shall neither belie4e in this scri"ture nor in $any% that $came% before it.< Couldst thou but see when the wron @doers will be made to stand before their 1ord, throwin bac# the word $of blame% on one another= !hose who had been des"ised will say to the arro ant ones; <7ad it not been for you, we should certainly ha4e been belie4ers=< &%! !he arro ant ones will say to those who had been des"ised; <3as it we who #e"t you bac# from Guidance after it reached you> ?ay, rather, it was ye who trans ressed. &&! !hose who had been des"ised will say to the arro ant ones; <?ay= it was a "lot $of yours% by day and by ni ht; 2ehold= Ee $constantly% ordered us to be un rateful to Allah and to attribute eFuals to 7im=< !hey will declare $their% re"entance when they see the Penalty; 3e shall "ut yo#es on the nec#s of the 5nbelie4ers; It would only be a reFuital for their $ill% Deeds. &'! ?e4er did 3e send a warner to a "o"ulation, but the wealthy ones amon them said; <3e belie4e not in the $Messa e% with which ye ha4e been sent.<

&(! !hey said; <3e ha4e more in wealth and in sons, and we cannot be "unished.< &)! Say; <Ierily my 1ord enlar es and restricts the Pro4ision to whom 7e "leases, but most men understand not.< &*! It is not your wealth nor your sons, that will brin you nearer to 5s in de ree; but only those who belie4e and wor# ri hteousness @ these are the ones for whom there is a multi"lied 6eward for their deeds, while secure they $reside% in the dwellin s on hi h= &-! !hose who stri4e a ainst :ur Si ns, to frustrate them, will be i4en o4er into Punishment. &.! Say; <Ierily my 1ord enlar es and restricts the Sustenance to such of his ser4ants as 7e "leases; and nothin do ye s"end in the least $in 7is cause% but 7e re"laces it; for 7e is the 2est of those who rant Sustenance. '/! :ne Day 7e will ather them all to ether, and say to the an els, <3as it you that these men used to worshi">< '#! !hey will say, <Glory to !hee= our $tie% is with !hee @ as Protector @ not with them. ?ay, but they worshi""ed the Jinns; most of them belie4ed in them.< '%! So on that Day no "ower shall they ha4e o4er each other, for "rofit or harm; and 3e shall say to the wron @doers, <!aste ye the Penalty of the 9ire,@ the which ye were wont to deny=< '&! 3hen :ur Clear Si ns are rehearsed to them, they say, <!his is only a man who wishes to hinder you from the $worshi"% which your fathers "ractised.< And they say, <!his is only a falsehood in4ented=< and the 5nbelie4ers say of the !ruth when it comes to them, <!his is nothin but e4ident ma ic=< ''! 2ut 3e had not i4en them 2oo#s which they could study, nor sent a"ostles to them before thee as 3arners. '(! And their "redecessors re8ected $the !ruth%; these ha4e not recei4ed a tenth of what 3e had ranted to those; yet when they re8ected My a"ostles, how $terrible% was My re8ection $of them%= ')! Say; <I do admonish you on one "oint; that ye do stand u" before Allah,@ $It may be% in "airs, or $it may be% sin ly,@ and reflect $within yoursel4es%; your Com"anion is not "ossessed; he is no less than a warner to you, in face of a terrible Penalty.< '*! Say; <?o reward do I as# of you; it is $all% in your interest; my reward is only due from Allah. And 7e is witness to all thin s.<

'-! Say; <Ierily my 1ord doth cast the $mantle of% !ruth $o4er 7is ser4ants%,@ 7e that has full #nowled e of $all% that is hidden.< '.! Say; <!he !ruth has arri4ed, and 9alsehood neither creates anythin new, nor restores anythin .< (/! Say; <If I am astray, I only stray to the loss of my own soul; but if I recei4e uidance, it is because of the ins"iration of my 1ord to me; it is 7e 3ho hears all thin s, and is $e4er% near.< (#! If thou couldst but see when they will Fua#e with terror; but then there will be no esca"e $for them%, and they will be seiAed from a "osition $Fuite% near. (%! And they will say, <3e do belie4e $now% in the $!ruth%<; but how could they recei4e $9aith% from a "osition $so far off,@ (&! Seein that they did re8ect 9aith $entirely% before, and that they $continually% cast $slanders% on the unseen from a "osition far off> ('! And between them and their desires, is "laced a barrier, as was done in the "ast with their "artisans; for they were indeed in sus"icious $disFuietin % doubt.

"urah &(! The An els, $ri nator
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In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
#! Praise be to Allah, 3ho created $out of nothin % the hea4ens and the earth, 3ho made the an els, messen ers with win s,@ two, or three, or four $"airs%; 7e adds to Creation as 7e "leases; for Allah has "ower o4er all thin s. %! 3hat Allah out of his Mercy doth bestow on man#ind there is none can withhold; what 7e doth withhold, there is none can rant, a"art from 7im; and 7e is the BCalted in Power, full of 3isdom. &! : men= Call to mind the race of Allah unto you= is there a creator, other than Allah, to i4e you sustenance from hea4en or earth> !here is no od but 7e; how then are ye deluded away from the !ruth> '! And if they re8ect thee, so were a"ostles re8ected before thee; to Allah bac# for decision all affairs.

(! : men= Certainly the "romise of Allah is true. 1et not then this "resent life decei4e you, nor let the Chief Decei4er decei4e you about Allah. )! Ierily Satan is an enemy to you; so treat him as an enemy. 7e only in4ites his adherents, that they may become Com"anions of the 2laAin 9ire. *! 9or those who re8ect Allah, is a terrible Penalty; but for those who belie4e and wor# ri hteous deeds, is 9or i4eness, and a ma nificent 6eward. -! Is he, then, to whom the e4il of his conduct is made allurin , so that he loo#s u"on it as ood, $eFual to one who is ri htly uided%> 9or Allah lea4es to stray whom 7e wills, and uides whom 7e wills. So let not thy soul o out in $4ainly% si hin after them; for Allah #nows well all that they do= .! It is Allah 3ho sends forth the 3inds, so that they raise u" the Clouds, and 3e dri4e them to a land that is dead, and re4i4e the earth therewith after its death; e4en so $will be% the 6esurrection= #/! If any do see# for lory and "ower,@ to Allah belon all lory and "ower. !o 7im mount u" $all% 3ords of Purity; It is 7e 3ho eCalts each Deed of 6i hteousness. !hose that lay Plots of B4il,@ for them is a Penalty terrible; and the "lottin of such will be 4oid $of result%. ##! And Allah did create you from dust; then from a s"erm@dro"; then 7e made you in "airs. And no female concei4es, or lays down $her load%, but with 7is #nowled e. ?or is a man lon @li4ed ranted len th of days, nor is a "art cut off from his life, but is in a Decree $ordained%. All this is easy to Allah. #%! ?or are the two bodies of flowin water ali#e,@ the one "alatable, sweet, and "leasant to drin#, and the other, salt and bitter. Eet from each $#ind of water% do ye eat flesh fresh and tender, and ye eCtract ornaments to wear; and thou seest the shi"s therein that "lou h the wa4es, that ye may see# $thus% of the 2ounty of Allah that ye may be rateful. #&! 7e mer es ?i ht into Day, and he mer es Day into ?i ht, and he has sub8ected the sun and the moon $to his 1aw%; each one runs its course for a term a""ointed. Such is Allah your 1ord; to 7im belon s all Dominion. And those whom ye in4o#e besides 7im ha4e not the least "ower. #'! If ye in4o#e them, they will not listen to your call, and if they were to listen, they cannot answer your $"rayer%. :n the Day of Jud ment they will re8ect your <Partnershi"<. and none, $: man=% can tell thee $the !ruth% li#e the :ne 3ho is acFuainted with all thin s. #(! : ye men= It is ye that ha4e need of Allah. but Allah is the :ne 9ree of all wants, worthy of all "raise.

#)! If 7e so "leased, 7e could blot you out and brin in a ?ew Creation. #*! ?or is that $at all% difficult for Allah. #-! ?or can a bearer of burdens bear anotherDs burdens if one hea4ily laden should call another to $bear% his load. ?ot the least "ortion of it can be carried $by the other%. B4en thou h he be nearly related. !hou canst but admonish such as fear their 1ord unseen and establish re ular Prayer. And whoe4er "urifies himself does so for the benefit of his own soul; and the destination $of all% is to Allah. #.! !he blind and the seein are not ali#e; %/! ?or are the de"ths of Dar#ness and the 1i ht; %#! ?or are the $chilly% shade and the $ enial% heat of the sun; %%! ?or are ali#e those that are li4in and those that are dead. Allah can ma#e any that 7e wills to hear; but thou canst not ma#e those to hear who are $buried% in ra4es. %&! !hou art no other than a warner. %'! Ierily 3e ha4e sent thee in truth, as a bearer of lad tidin s, and as a warner; and there ne4er was a "eo"le, without a warner ha4in li4ed amon them $in the "ast%. %(! And if they re8ect thee, so did their "redecessors, to whom came their a"ostles with Clear Si ns, 2oo#s of dar# "ro"hecies, and the 2oo# of Bnli htenment. %)! In the end did I "unish those who re8ected 9aith; and how $terrible% was My re8ection $of them%= %*! Seest thou not that Allah sends down rain from the s#y> 3ith it 3e then brin out "roduce of 4arious colours. And in the mountains are tracts white and red, of 4arious shades of colour, and blac# intense in hue. %-! And so amon st men and crawlin creatures and cattle, are they of 4arious colours. !hose truly fear Allah, amon 7is Ser4ants, who ha4e #nowled e; for Allah is BCalted in Mi ht, :ft@9or i4in . %.! !hose who rehearse the 2oo# of Allah, establish re ular Prayer, and s"end $in Charity% out of what 3e ha4e "ro4ided for them, secretly and o"enly, ho"e for a commerce that will ne4er fail; &/! 9or 7e will "ay them their meed, nay, 7e will i4e them $e4en% more out of 7is 2ounty; for 7e is :ft@9or i4in , Most 6eady to a""reciate $ser4ice%.

&#! !hat which 3e ha4e re4ealed to thee of the 2oo# is the !ruth,@ confirmin what was $re4ealed% before it; for Allah is assuredly@ with res"ect to 7is Ser4ants @ well acFuainted and 9ully :bser4ant. &%! !hen 3e ha4e i4en the 2oo# for inheritance to such of :ur Ser4ants as 3e ha4e chosen; but there are amon them some who wron their own souls; some who follow a middle course; and some who are, by Allah.s lea4e, foremost in ood deeds; that is the hi hest Grace. &&! Gardens of Bternity will they enter; therein will they be adorned with bracelets of old and "earls; and their arments there will be of sil#. &'! And they will say; <Praise be to Allah, 3ho has remo4ed from us $all% sorrow; for our 1ord is indeed :ft@9or i4in 6eady to a""reciate $ser4ice%; &(! <3ho has, out of 7is 2ounty, settled us in a 7ome that will last; no toil nor sense of weariness shall touch us therein.< &)! 2ut those who re8ect $$Allah%% @ for them will be the 9ire of 7ell; ?o term shall be determined for them, so they should die, nor shall its Penalty be li htened for them. !hus do 3e reward e4ery un rateful one= &*! !herein will they cry aloud $for assistance%; <:ur 1ord= 2rin us out; we shall wor# ri hteousness, not the $deeds% we used to do=< @ <Did 3e not i4e you lon enou h life so that he that would should recei4e admonition> and $moreo4er% the warner came to you. So taste ye $the fruits of your deeds%; for the wron @doers there is no hel"er.< &-! Ierily Allah #nows $all% the hidden thin s of the hea4ens and the earth; 4erily 7e has full #nowled e of all that is in $menDs% hearts. &.! 7e it is !hat has made you inheritors in the earth; if, then, any do re8ect $$Allah%%, their re8ection $wor#s% a ainst themsel4es; their re8ection but adds to the odium for the 5nbelie4ers in the si ht of their 1ord; their re8ection but adds to $their own% undoin . '/! Say; <7a4e ye seen $these% DPartnersD of yours whom ye call u"on besides Allah. Show Me what it is they ha4e created in the $wide% earth. :r ha4e they a share in the hea4ens> :r ha4e 3e i4en them a 2oo# from which they $can deri4e% clear $e4idence%>@ ?ay, the wron @doers "romise each other nothin but delusions. '#! It is Allah 3ho sustains the hea4ens and the earth, lest they cease $to function%; and if they should fail, there is none @ not one @ can sustain them thereafter; Ierily 7e is Most 9orbearin , :ft@9or i4in . '%! !hey swore their stron est oaths by Allah that if a warner came to them, they would follow his uidance better than any $other% of the Peo"les; 2ut when a warner came to them, it has only increased their fli ht $from ri hteousness%,@

'&! :n account of their arro ance in the land and their "lottin of B4il, but the "lottin of B4il will hem in only the authors thereof. ?ow are they but loo#in for the way the ancients were dealt with> 2ut no chan e wilt thou find in Allah.s way $of dealin %; no turnin off wilt thou find in Allah.s way $of dealin %. ''! Do they not tra4el throu h the earth, and see what was the Bnd of those before them,@ thou h they were su"erior to them in stren th> ?or is Allah to be frustrated by anythin whate4er in the hea4ens or on earth; for 7e is All@Hnowin . All@Powerful. '(! If Allah were to "unish men accordin to what they deser4e. 7e would not lea4e on the bac# of the $earth% a sin le li4in creature; but 7e i4es them res"ite for a stated !erm; when their !erm eC"ires, 4erily Allah has in 7is si ht all 7is Ser4ants.

"urah &)! Ya:sin
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In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
#! Ea Sin. %! 2y the GurDan, full of 3isdom,@ &! !hou art indeed one of the a"ostles, '! :n a Strai ht 3ay. (! It is a 6e4elation sent down by $7im%, the BCalted in Mi ht, Most Merciful. )! In order that thou mayest admonish a "eo"le, whose fathers had recei4ed no admonition, and who therefore remain heedless $of the Si ns of Allah.. *! !he 3ord is "ro4ed true a ainst the reater "art of them; for they do not belie4e. -! 3e ha4e "ut yo#es round their nec#s ri ht u" to their chins, so that their heads are forced u" $and they cannot see%. .! And 3e ha4e "ut a bar in front of them and a bar behind them, and further, 3e ha4e co4ered them u"; so that they cannot see.

#/! !he same is it to them whether thou admonish them or thou do not admonish them; they will not belie4e. ##! !hou canst but admonish such a one as follows the Messa e and fears the $1ord% Most Gracious, unseen; i4e such a one, therefore, ood tidin s, of 9or i4eness and a 6eward most enerous. #%! Ierily 3e shall i4e life to the dead, and 3e record that which they send before and that which they lea4e behind, and of all thin s ha4e 3e ta#en account in a clear 2oo# $of e4idence%. #&! Set forth to them, by way of a "arable, the $story of% the Com"anions of the City. 2ehold=, there came a"ostles to it. #'! 3hen 3e $first% sent to them two a"ostles, they re8ected them; 2ut 3e stren thened them with a third; they said, <!ruly, we ha4e been sent on a mission to you.< #(! !he $"eo"le% said; <Ee are only men li#e oursel4es; and $$Allah%% Most Gracious sends no sort of re4elation; ye do nothin but lie.< #)! !hey said; <:ur 1ord doth #now that we ha4e been sent on a mission to you; #*! <And our duty is only to "roclaim the clear Messa e.< #-! !he $"eo"le% said; <for us, we au ur an e4il omen from you; if ye desist not, we will certainly stone you. And a rie4ous "unishment indeed will be inflicted on you by us.< #.! !hey said; <Eour e4il omens are with yoursel4es; $deem ye this an e4il omen%. If ye are admonished> ?ay, but ye are a "eo"le trans ressin all bounds=< %/! !hen there came runnin , from the farthest "art of the City, a man, sayin , <: my "eo"le= :bey the a"ostles; %#! <:bey those who as# no reward of you $for themsel4es%, and who ha4e themsel4es recei4ed Guidance. %%! <It would not be reasonable in me if I did not ser4e 7im 3ho created me, and to 3hom ye shall $all% be brou ht bac#. %&! <Shall I ta#e $other% ods besides 7im> If $$Allah%% Most Gracious should intend some ad4ersity for me, of no use whate4er will be their intercession for me, nor can they deli4er me. %'! <I would indeed, if I were to do so, be in manifest Brror. %(! <9or me, I ha4e faith in the 1ord of you $all%; listen, then, to me=<

%)! It was said; <Bnter thou the Garden.< 7e said; <Ah me= 3ould that my Peo"le #new $what I #now%=@ %*! <9or that my 1ord has ranted me 9or i4eness and has enrolled me amon those held in honour=< %-! And 3e sent not down a ainst his Peo"le, after him, any hosts from hea4en, nor was it needful for 5s so to do. %.! It was no more than a sin le mi hty 2last, and behold= they were $li#e ashes% Fuenched and silent. &/! Ah= Alas for $My% Ser4ants= !here comes not an a"ostle to them but they moc# him= &#! See they not how many enerations before them we destroyed> ?ot to them will they return; &%! 2ut each one of them all @ will be brou ht before 5s $for 8ud ment%. &&! A Si n for them is the earth that is dead; 3e do i4e it life, and "roduce rain therefrom, of which ye do eat. &'! And 3e "roduce therein orchard with date@"alms and 4ines, and 3e cause s"rin s to ush forth therein; &(! !hat they may en8oy the fruits of this $artistry%; It was not their hands that made this; will they not then i4e than#s> &)! Glory to Allah, 3ho created in "airs all thin s that the earth "roduces, as well as their own $human% #ind and $other% thin s of which they ha4e no #nowled e. &*! And a Si n for them is the ?i ht; 3e withdraw therefrom the Day, and behold they are "lun ed in dar#ness; &-! And the sun runs his course for a "eriod determined for him; that is the decree of $7im%, the BCalted in Mi ht, the All@Hnowin . &.! And the Moon,@ 3e ha4e measured for her mansions $to tra4erse% till she returns li#e the old $and withered% lower "art of a date@stal#. '/! It is not "ermitted to the Sun to catch u" the Moon, nor can the ?i ht outstri" the Day; Bach $8ust% swims alon in $its own% orbit $accordin to 1aw%. '#! And a Si n for them is that 3e bore their race $throu h the 9lood% in the loaded Ar#; '%! And 3e ha4e created for them similar $4essels% on which they ride.

'&! If it were :ur 3ill, 3e could drown them; then would there be no hel"er $to hear their cry%, nor could they be deli4ered, ''! BCce"t by way of Mercy from 5s, and by way of $world% con4enience $to ser4e them% for a time. '(! 3hen they are told, <9ear ye that which is before you and that which will be after you, in order that ye may recei4e Mercy,< $they turn bac#%. ')! ?ot a Si n comes to them from amon the Si ns of their 1ord, but they turn away therefrom. '*! And when they are told, <S"end ye of $the bounties% with which Allah has "ro4ided you,< the 5nbelie4ers say to those who belie4e; <Shall we then feed those whom, if Allah had so willed, 7e would ha4e fed, $7imself%>@ Ee are in nothin but manifest error.< '-! 9urther, they say, <3hen will this "romise $come to "ass%, if what ye say is true>< '.! !hey will not $ha4e to% wait for au ht but a sin le 2last; it will seiAe them while they are yet dis"utin amon themsel4es= (/! ?o $chance% will they then ha4e, by will, to dis"ose $of their affairs%, nor to return to their own "eo"le= (#! !he trum"et shall be sounded, when behold= from the se"ulchres $men% will rush forth to their 1ord= (%! !hey will say; <Ah= 3oe unto us= 3ho hath raised us u" from our beds of re"ose><... $A 4oice will say;% <!his is what $$Allah%% Most Gracious had "romised. And true was the word of the a"ostles=< (&! It will be no more than a sin le 2last, when lo= they will all be brou ht u" before 5s= ('! !hen, on that Day, not a soul will be wron ed in the least, and ye shall but be re"aid the meeds of your "ast Deeds. ((! Ierily the Com"anions of the Garden shall that Day ha4e 8oy in all that they do; ()! !hey and their associates will be in ro4es of $cool% shade, reclinin on !hrones $of di nity%; (*! $B4ery% fruit $en8oyment% will be there for them; they shall ha4e whate4er they call for; (-! <Peace=< @ a word $of salutation% from a 1ord Most Merciful=

(.! <And : ye in sin= Get ye a"art this Day= )/! <Did I not en8oin on you, : ye Children of Adam, that ye should not worshi" Satan; for that he was to you an enemy a4owed>@ )#! <And that ye should worshi" Me, $for that% this was the Strai ht 3ay> )%! <2ut he did lead astray a reat multitude of you. Did ye not, then, understand> )&! <!his is the 7ell of which ye were $re"eatedly% warned= )'! <Bmbrace ye the $fire% this Day, for that ye $"ersistently% re8ected $!ruth%.< )(! !hat Day shall 3e set a seal on their mouths. 2ut their hands will s"ea# to us, and their feet bear witness, to all that they did. ))! If it had been our 3ill, 3e could surely ha4e blotted out their eyes; then should they ha4e run about ro"in for the Path, but how could they ha4e seen> )*! And if it had been :ur 3ill, 3e could ha4e transformed them $to remain% in their "laces; then should they ha4e been unable to mo4e about, nor could they ha4e returned $after error%. )-! If 3e rant lon life to any, 3e cause him to be re4ersed in nature; 3ill they not then understand> ).! 3e ha4e not instructed the $Pro"het% in Poetry, nor is it meet for him; this is no less than a Messa e and a GurDan ma#in thin s clear; */! !hat it may i4e admonition to any $who are% ali4e, and that the char e may be "ro4ed a ainst those who re8ect $!ruth%. *#! See they not that it is 3e 3ho ha4e created for them @ amon the thin s which :ur hands ha4e fashioned @ cattle, which are under their dominion>@ *%! And that 3e ha4e sub8ected them to their $use%> of them some do carry them and some they eat; *&! And they ha4e $other% "rofits from them $besides%, and they et $mil#% to drin#. 3ill they not then be rateful> *'! Eet they ta#e $for worshi"% ods other than Allah, $ho"in % that they mi ht be hel"ed= *(! !hey ha4e not the "ower to hel" them; but they will be brou ht u" $before :ur Jud ment@seat% as a troo" $to be condemned%.

*)! 1et not their s"eech, then, rie4e thee. Ierily 3e #now what they hide as well as what they disclose. **! Doth not man see that it is 3e 3ho created him from s"erm> yet behold= he $stands forth% as an o"en ad4ersary= *-! And he ma#es com"arisons for 5s, and for ets his own $ori in and% Creation; 7e says, <3ho can i4e life to $dry% bones and decom"osed ones $at that%>< *.! Say, <7e will i4e them life 3ho created them for the first time= for 7e is 3ell@ 4ersed in e4ery #ind of creation=@ -/! <!he same 3ho "roduces for you fire out of the reen tree, when behold= ye #indle therewith $your own fires%= -#! <Is not 7e 3ho created the hea4ens and the earth able to create the li#e thereof>< @ Eea, indeed= for 7e is the Creator Su"reme, of s#ill and #nowled e $infinite%= -%! Ierily, when 7e intends a thin , 7is Command is, <be<, and it is= -&! So lory to 7im in 3hose hands is the dominion of all thin s; and to 7im will ye be all brou ht bac#.

"urah &*! Those 2ho "et The 7an5s, 8rawn Ap 1n 7an5s
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In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
#! 2y those who ran e themsel4es in ran#s, %! And so are stron in re"ellin $e4il%, &! And thus "roclaim the Messa e $of Allah.= '! Ierily, 4erily, your Allah is one=@ (! 1ord of the hea4ens and of the earth and all between them, and 1ord of e4ery "oint at the risin of the sun=

)! 3e ha4e indeed dec#ed the lower hea4en with beauty $in% the stars,@ *! $9or beauty% and for uard a ainst all obstinate rebellious e4il s"irits, -! $So% they should not strain their ears in the direction of the BCalted Assembly but be cast away from e4ery side, .! 6e"ulsed, for they are under a "er"etual "enalty, #/! BCce"t such as snatch away somethin by stealth, and they are "ursued by a flamin fire, of "iercin bri htness. ##! Just as# their o"inion; are they the more difficult to create, or the $other% bein s 3e ha4e created> !hem ha4e 3e created out of a stic#y clay= #%! !ruly dost thou mar4el, while they ridicule, #&! And, when they are admonished, "ay no heed,@ #'! And, when they see a Si n, turn it to moc#ery, #(! And say, <!his is nothin but e4ident sorcery= #)! <3hat= when we die, and become dust and bones, shall we $then% be raised u" $a ain% #*! <And also our fathers of old>< #-! Say thou; <Eea, and ye shall then be humiliated $on account of your e4il%.< #.! !hen it will be a sin le $com"ellin % cry; and behold, they will be in to see= %/! !hey will say, <Ah= 3oe to us= !his is the Day of Jud ment=< %#! $A 4oice will say,% <!his is the Day of Sortin :ut, whose truth ye $once% denied=< %%! <2rin ye u"<, it shall be said, <!he wron @doers and their wi4es, and the thin s they worshi""ed@ %&! <2esides Allah, and lead them to the 3ay to the $9ierce% 9ire= %'! <2ut sto" them, for they must be as#ed; %(! <D3hat is the matter with you that ye hel" not each other>D< %)! ?ay, but that day they shall submit $to Jud ment%;

%*! And they will turn to one another, and Fuestion one another. %-! !hey will say; <It was ye who used to come to us from the ri ht hand $of "ower and authority%=< %.! !hey will re"ly; <?ay, ye yoursel4es had no 9aith= &/! <?or had we any authority o4er you. ?ay, it was ye who were a "eo"le in obstinate rebellion= &#! <So now has been "ro4ed true, a ainst us, the word of our 1ord that we shall indeed $ha4e to% taste $the "unishment of our sins%. &%! <3e led you astray; for truly we were oursel4es astray.< &&! !ruly, that Day, they will $all% share in the Penalty. &'! Ierily that is how 3e shall deal with Sinners. &(! 9or they, when they were told that there is no od eCce"t Allah, would "uff themsel4es u" with Pride, &)! And say; <3hat= shall we i4e u" our ods for the sa#e of a Poet "ossessed>< &*! ?ay= he has come with the $4ery% !ruth, and he confirms $the Messa e of% the a"ostles $before him%. &-! Ee shall indeed taste of the Grie4ous Penalty;@ &.! 2ut it will be no more than the retribution of $the B4il% that ye ha4e wrou ht;@ '/! 2ut the sincere $and de4oted% Ser4ants of Allah,@ '#! 9or them is a Sustenance determined, '%! 9ruits $Deli hts%; and they $shall en8oy% honour and di nity, '&! In Gardens of 9elicity, ''! 9acin each other on !hrones $of Di nity%; '(! 6ound will be "assed to them a Cu" from a clear@flowin fountain, ')! Crystal@white, of a taste delicious to those who drin# $thereof%, '*! 9ree from headiness; nor will they suffer intoCication therefrom.

'-! And besides them will be chaste women, restrainin their lances, with bi eyes $of wonder and beauty%. '.! As if they were $delicate% e s closely uarded. (/! !hen they will turn to one another and Fuestion one another. (#! :ne of them will start the tal# and say; <I had an intimate com"anion $on the earth%, (%! <3ho used to say, Dwhat= art thou amon st those who bear witness to the !ruth $of the Messa e%> (&! <D3hen we die and become dust and bones, shall we indeed recei4e rewards and "unishments>D< ('! $A 4oice% said; <3ould ye li#e to loo# down>< ((! 7e loo#ed down and saw him in the midst of the 9ire. ()! 7e said; <2y Allah. thou wast little short of brin in me to "erdition= (*! <7ad it not been for the Grace of my 1ord, I should certainly ha4e been amon those brou ht $there%= (-! <Is it $the case% that we shall not die, (.! <BCce"t our first death, and that we shall not be "unished>< )/! Ierily this is the su"reme achie4ement= )#! 9or the li#e of this let all stri4e, who wish to stri4e. )%! Is that the better entertainment or the !ree of JaFFum> )&! 9or 3e ha4e truly made it $as% a trial for the wron @doers. )'! 9or it is a tree that s"rin s out of the bottom of 7ell@9ire; )(! !he shoots of its fruit@stal#s are li#e the heads of de4ils; ))! !ruly they will eat thereof and fill their bellies therewith. )*! !hen on to" of that they will be i4en a miCture made of boilin water. )-! !hen shall their return be to the $2laAin % 9ire.

).! !ruly they found their fathers on the wron Path; */! So they $too% were rushed down on their footste"s= *#! And truly before them, many of the ancients went astray;@ *%! 2ut 3e sent aforetime, amon them, $a"ostles% to admonish them;@ *&! !hen see what was the end of those who were admonished $but heeded not%,@ *'! BCce"t the sincere $and de4oted% Ser4ants of Allah. *(! $In the days of old%, ?oah cried to 5s, and 3e are the best to hear "rayer. *)! And 3e deli4ered him and his "eo"le from the Great Calamity, **! And made his "ro eny to endure $on this earth%; *-! And 3e left $this blessin % for him amon enerations to come in later times;

*.! <Peace and salutation to ?oah amon the nations=< -/! !hus indeed do we reward those who do ri ht. -#! 9or he was one of our belie4in Ser4ants. -%! !hen the rest we o4erwhelmed in the 9lood. -&! Ierily amon those who followed his 3ay was Abraham. -'! 2ehold= he a""roached his 1ord with a sound heart. -(! 2ehold= he said to his father and to his "eo"le, <3hat is that which ye worshi"> -)! <Is it a falsehood@ ods other than Allah. that ye desire> -*! <!hen what is your idea about the 1ord of the worlds>< --! !hen did he cast a lance at the Stars. -.! And he said, <I am indeed sic# $at heart%=< ./! So they turned away from him, and de"arted. .#! !hen did he turn to their ods and said, <will ye not eat $of the offerin s before you%>...

.%! <3hat is the matter with you that ye s"ea# not $intelli ently%>< .&! !hen did he turn u"on them, stri#in $them% with the ri ht hand. .'! !hen came $the worshi""ers% with hurried ste"s, and faced $him%. .(! 7e said; <3orshi" ye that which ye ha4e $yoursel4es% car4ed> .)! <2ut Allah has created you and your handwor#=< .*! !hey said, <2uild him a furnace, and throw him into the blaAin fire=< .-! $!his failin %, they then sou ht a strata em a ainst him, but 3e made them the ones most humiliated= ..! 7e said; <I will o to my 1ord= 7e will surely uide me= #//! <: my 1ord= Grant me a ri hteous $son%=< #/#! So 3e a4e him the ood news of a boy ready to suffer and forbear. #/%! !hen, when $the son% reached $the a e of% $serious% wor# with him, he said; <: my son= I see in 4ision that I offer thee in sacrifice; ?ow see what is thy 4iew=< $!he son% said; <: my father= Do as thou art commanded; thou will find me, if Allah so wills one "ractisin Patience and Constancy=< #/&! So when they had both submitted their wills $to Allah., and he had laid him "rostrate on his forehead $for sacrifice%, #/'! 3e called out to him <: Abraham= #/(! <!hou hast already fulfilled the 4ision=< @ thus indeed do 3e reward those who do ri ht. #/)! 9or this was ob4iously a trial@ #/*! And 3e ransomed him with a momentous sacrifice; #/-! And 3e left $this blessin % for him amon #/.! <Peace and salutation to Abraham=< ##/! !hus indeed do 3e reward those who do ri ht. ###! 9or he was one of our belie4in Ser4ants. enerations $to come% in later times;

##%! And 3e a4e him the ood news of Isaac @ a "ro"het,@ one of the 6i hteous. ##&! 3e blessed him and Isaac; but of their "ro eny are $some% that do ri ht, and $some% that ob4iously do wron , to their own souls. ##'! A ain $of old% 3e bestowed :ur fa4our on Moses and Aaron, ##(! And 3e deli4ered them and their "eo"le from $their% Great Calamity; ##)! And 3e hel"ed them, so they o4ercame $their troubles%; ##*! And 3e a4e them the 2oo# which hel"s to ma#e thin s clear; ##-! And 3e uided them to the Strai ht 3ay. ##.! And 3e left $this blessin % for them amon #%/! <Peace and salutation to Moses and Aaron=< #%#! !hus indeed do 3e reward those who do ri ht. #%%! 9or they were two of our belie4in Ser4ants. #%&! So also was Blias amon those sent $by 5s%. #%'! 2ehold, he said to his "eo"le, <3ill ye not fear $$Allah%%> #%(! <3ill ye call u"on 2aal and forsa#e the 2est of Creators,@ #%)! <$Allah%, your 1ord and Cherisher and the 1ord and Cherisher of your fathers of old>< #%*! 2ut they re8ected him, and they will certainly be called u" $for "unishment%,@ #%-! BCce"t the sincere and de4oted Ser4ants of Allah $amon them%. #%.! And 3e left $this blessin % for him amon #&/! <Peace and salutation to such as Blias=< #&#! !hus indeed do 3e reward those who do ri ht. #&%! 9or he was one of our belie4in Ser4ants. #&&! So also was 1ut amon those sent $by 5s%. enerations $to come% in later times; enerations $to come% in later times;

#&'! 2ehold, 3e deli4ered him and his adherents, all #&(! BCce"t an old woman who was amon those who la ed behind; #&)! !hen 3e destroyed the rest. #&*! Ierily, ye "ass by their $sites%, by day@ #&-! And by ni ht; will ye not understand> #&.! So also was Jonah amon those sent $by 5s%. #'/! 3hen he ran away $li#e a sla4e from ca"ti4ity% to the shi" $fully% laden, #'#! 7e $a reed to% cast lots, and he was condemned; #'%! !hen the bi 9ish did swallow him, and he had done acts worthy of blame. #'&! 7ad it not been that he $re"ented and% lorified Allah, #''! 7e would certainly ha4e remained inside the 9ish till the Day of 6esurrection. #'(! 2ut 3e cast him forth on the na#ed shore in a state of sic#ness, #')! And 3e caused to row, o4er him, a s"readin "lant of the ourd #ind. #'*! And 3e sent him $on a mission% to a hundred thousand $men% or more. #'-! And they belie4ed; so 3e "ermitted them to en8oy $their life% for a while. #'.! ?ow as# them their o"inion; Is it that thy 1ord has $only% dau hters, and they ha4e sons>@ #(/! :r that 3e created the an els female, and they are witnesses $thereto%> #(#! Is it not that they say, from their own in4ention, #(%! <$Allah% has be otten children<> but they are liars= #(&! Did 7e $then% choose dau hters rather than sons> #('! 3hat is the matter with you> 7ow 8ud e ye> #((! 3ill ye not then recei4e admonition> #()! :r ha4e ye an authority manifest>

#(*! !hen brin ye your 2oo# $of authority% if ye be truthful= #(-! And they ha4e in4ented a blood@relationshi" between 7im and the Jinns; but the Jinns #now $Fuite well% that they ha4e indeed to a""ear $before his Jud ment@ Seat%= #(.! Glory to Allah. $7e is free% from the thin s they ascribe $to 7im%= #)/! ?ot $so do% the Ser4ants of Allah, sincere and de4oted. #)#! 9or, 4erily, neither ye nor those ye worshi"@ #)%! Can lead $any% into tem"tation concernin Allah, #)&! BCce"t such as are $themsel4es% oin to the blaAin 9ire= #)'! $!hose ran ed in ran#s say%; <?ot one of us but has a "lace a""ointed; #)(! <And we are 4erily ran ed in ran#s $for ser4ice%; #))! <And we are 4erily those who declare $$Allah%Ds% lory=< #)*! And there were those who said, #)-! <If only we had had before us a Messa e from those of old, #).! <3e should certainly ha4e been Ser4ants of Allah, sincere $and de4oted%=< #*/! 2ut $now that the GurDan has come%, they re8ect it; 2ut soon will they #now= #*#! Already has :ur 3ord been "assed before $this% to our Ser4ants sent $by 5s%, #*%! !hat they would certainly be assisted, #*&! And that :ur forces,@ they surely must conFuer. #*'! So turn thou away from them for a little while, #*(! And watch them $how they fare%, and they soon shall see $how thou farest%= #*)! Do they wish $indeed% to hurry on our Punishment> #**! 2ut when it descends into the o"en s"ace before them, e4il will be the mornin for those who were warned $and heeded not%= #*-! So turn thou away from them for a little while,

#*.! And watch $how they fare% and they soon shall see $how thou farest%= #-/! Glory to thy 1ord, the 1ord of 7onour and Power= $7e is free% from what they ascribe $to 7im%= #-#! And Peace on the a"ostles= #-%! And Praise to Allah, the 1ord and Cherisher of the 3orlds.

"urah &-! "ad, (the 3etter) "ad ( " )
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In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
#! Sad; 2y the GurDan, 9ull of Admonition; $!his is the !ruth%. %! 2ut the 5nbelie4ers $are stee"ed% in self@ lory and Se"aratism. &! 7ow many enerations before them did 3e destroy> In the end they cried $for mercy%@ when there was no lon er time for bein sa4ed= '! So they wonder that a 3arner has come to them from amon themsel4es= and the 5nbelie4ers say, <!his is a sorcerer tellin lies= (! <7as he made the ods $all% into one Allah. !ruly this is a wonderful thin =< )! And the leader amon them o away $im"atiently%, $sayin %, <3al# ye away, and remain constant to your ods= 9or this is truly a thin desi ned $a ainst you%= *! <3e ne4er heard $the li#e% of this amon the "eo"le of these latter days; this is nothin but a made@u" tale=< -! <3hat= has the Messa e been sent to him @ $:f all "ersons% amon us><...but they are in doubt concernin My $:wn% Messa e= ?ay, they ha4e not yet tasted My Punishment= .! :r ha4e they the treasures of the mercy of thy 1ord,@ the BCalted in Power, the Grantor of 2ounties without measure>

#/! :r ha4e they the dominion of the hea4ens and the earth and all between> If so, let them mount u" with the ro"es and means $to reach that end%= ##! 2ut there @ will be "ut to fli ht e4en a host of confederates. #%! 2efore them $were many who% re8ected a"ostles,@ the "eo"le of ?oah, and DAd, and Pharaoh, the 1ord of Sta#es, #&! And !hamud, and the "eo"le of 1ut, and the Com"anions of the 3ood; @ such were the Confederates. #'! ?ot one $of them% but re8ected the a"ostles, but My "unishment came 8ustly and ine4itably $on them%. #(! !hese $today% only wait for a sin le mi hty 2last, which $when it comes% will broo# no delay. #)! !hey say; <:ur 1ord= hasten to us our sentence $e4en% before the Day of Account=< #*! 7a4e "atience at what they say, and remember our ser4ant Da4id, the man of stren th; for he e4er turned $to Allah.. #-! It was 3e that made the hills declare, in unison with him, :ur Praises, at e4entide and at brea# of day, #.! And the birds athered $in assemblies%; all with him did turn $to Allah.. %/! 3e stren thened his #in dom, and a4e him wisdom and sound 8ud ment in s"eech and decision. %#! 7as the Story of the Dis"utants reached thee> 2ehold, they climbed o4er the wall of the "ri4ate chamber; %%! 3hen they entered the "resence of Da4id, and he was terrified of them, they said; <9ear not; we are two dis"utants, one of whom has wron ed the other; Decide now between us with truth, and treat us not with in8ustice, but uide us to the e4en Path.. %&! <!his man is my brother; 7e has nine and ninety ewes, and I ha4e $but% one; Eet he says, Dcommit her to my care,D and is $moreo4er% harsh to me in s"eech.< %'! $Da4id% said; <7e has undoubtedly wron ed thee in demandin thy $sin le% ewe to be added to his $floc# of% ewes; truly many are the "artners $in business% who wron each other; ?ot so do those who belie4e and wor# deeds of ri hteousness, and how few are they><...and Da4id athered that 3e had tried him; he as#ed for i4eness of his 1ord, fell down, bowin $in "rostration%, and turned $to Allah in re"entance%.

%(! So 3e for a4e him this $la"se%; he en8oyed, indeed, a ?ear A""roach to 5s, and a beautiful "lace of $9inal% 6eturn. %)! : Da4id= 3e did indeed ma#e thee a 4ice erent on earth; so 8ud e thou between men in truth $and 8ustice%; ?or follow thou the lusts $of thy heart%, for they will mislead thee from the Path of Allah. for those who wander astray from the Path of Allah, is a Penalty Grie4ous, for that they for et the Day of Account. %*! ?ot without "ur"ose did 3e create hea4en and earth and all between= that were the thou ht of 5nbelie4ers= but woe to the 5nbelie4ers because of the 9ire $of 7ell%= %-! Shall 3e treat those who belie4e and wor# deeds of ri hteousness, the same as those who do mischief on earth> Shall 3e treat those who uard a ainst e4il, the same as those who turn aside from the ri ht> %.! $7ere is% a 2oo# which 3e ha4e sent down unto thee, full of blessin s, that they may mediate on its Si ns, and that men of understandin may recei4e admonition. &/! !o Da4id 3e a4e Solomon $for a son%,@ 7ow eCcellent in :ur ser4ice= B4er did he turn $to 5s%= &#! 2ehold, there were brou ht before him, at e4entide coursers of the hi hest breedin , and swift of foot; &%! And he said, <!ruly do I lo4e the lo4e of ood, with a 4iew to the lory of my 1ord,<@ until $the sun% was hidden in the 4eil $of ni ht%; &&! <2rin them bac# to me.< then be an he to "ass his hand o4er $their% le s and their nec#s. &'! And 3e did try Solomon; 3e "laced on his throne a body $without life%; but he did turn $to 5s in true de4otion%; &(! 7e said, <: my 1ord= 9or i4e me, and rant me a #in dom which, $it may be%, suits not another after me; for !hou art the Grantor of 2ounties $without measure%. &)! !hen 3e sub8ected the wind to his "ower, to flow ently to his order, 3hithersoe4er he willed,@ &*! As also the e4il ones, $includin % e4ery #ind of builder and di4er,@ &-! As also others bound to ether in fetters. &.! <Such are :ur 2ounties; whether thou bestow them $on others% or withhold them, no account will be as#ed.<

'/! And he en8oyed, indeed, a ?ear A""roach to 5s, and a beautiful Place of $9inal% 6eturn. '#! Commemorate :ur Ser4ant Job. 2ehold he cried to his 1ord; <!he B4il :ne has afflicted me with distress and sufferin =< '%! $!he command was i4en;% <Stri#e with thy foot; here is $water% wherein to wash, cool and refreshin , and $water% to drin#.< '&! And 3e a4e him $bac#% his "eo"le, and doubled their number,@ as a Grace from :ursel4es, and a thin for commemoration, for all who ha4e 5nderstandin . ''! <And ta#e in thy hand a little rass, and stri#e therewith; and brea# not $thy oath%.< !ruly 3e found him full of "atience and constancy. 7ow eCcellent in :ur ser4ice= e4er did he turn $to 5s%= '(! And commemorate :ur Ser4ants Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, "ossessors of Power and Iision. ')! Ierily 3e did choose them for a s"ecial $"ur"ose%@ "roclaimin the Messa e of the 7ereafter. '*! !hey were, in :ur si ht, truly, of the com"any of the Blect and the Good. '-! And commemorate IsmaDil, Blisha, and Jul@Hifl; Bach of them was of the Com"any of the Good. '.! !his is a Messa e $of admonition%; and 4erily, for the ri hteous, is a beautiful Place of $9inal% 6eturn,@ (/! Gardens of Bternity, whose doors will $e4er% be o"en to them; (#! !herein will they recline $at ease%; !herein can they call $at "leasure% for fruit in abundance, and $delicious% drin#; (%! And beside them will be chaste women restrainin their lances, $com"anions% of eFual a e. (&! Such is the Promise made, to you for the Day of Account= ('! !ruly such will be :ur 2ounty $to you%; it will ne4er fail;@ ((! Eea, such= but @ for the wron @doers will be an e4il "lace of $9inal% 6eturn=@ ()! 7ell=@ they will burn therein, @ an e4il bed $indeed, to lie on%=@

(*! Eea, such= @ then shall they taste it,@ a boilin fluid, and a fluid dar#, mur#y, intensely cold=@ (-! And other Penalties of a similar #ind, to match them= (.! 7ere is a troo" rushin headlon with you= ?o welcome for them= truly, they shall burn in the 9ire= )/! $!he followers shall cry to the misleaders;% <?ay, ye $too%= ?o welcome for you= It is ye who ha4e brou ht this u"on us= ?ow e4il is $this% "lace to stay in=< )#! !hey will say; <:ur 1ord= whoe4er brou ht this u"on us,@ Add to him a double Penalty in the 9ire=< )%! And they will say; <3hat has ha""ened to us that we see not men whom we used to number amon the bad ones> )&! <Did we treat them $as such% in ridicule, or ha4e $our% eyes failed to "ercei4e them>< )'! !ruly that is 8ust and fittin ,@ the mutual recriminations of the Peo"le of the 9ire= )(! Say; <!ruly am I a 3arner; no od is there but the one Allah, Su"reme and Irresistible,@ ))! <!he 1ord of the hea4ens and the earth, and all between,@ BCalted in Mi ht, able to enforce 7is 3ill, for i4in a ain and a ain.< )*! Say; <!hat is a Messa e Su"reme $abo4e all%,@ )-! <9rom which ye do turn away= ).! <?o #nowled e ha4e I of the Chiefs on hi h, when they discuss $matters% amon themsel4es. */! D:nly this has been re4ealed to me; that I am to i4e warnin "lainly and "ublicly.< *#! 2ehold, thy 1ord said to the an els; <I am about to create man from clay; *%! <3hen I ha4e fashioned him $in due "ro"ortion% and breathed into him of My s"irit, fall ye down in obeisance unto him.< *&! So the an els "rostrated themsel4es, all of them to ether; *'! ?ot so Iblis; he was hau hty, and became one of those who re8ect 9aith.

*(! $$Allah%% said; <: Iblis= 3hat "re4ents thee from "rostratin thyself to one whom I ha4e created with my hands> Art thou hau hty> :r art thou one of the hi h $and mi hty% ones>< *)! $Iblis% said; <I am better than he; thou createdst me from fire, and him thou createdst from clay.< **! $$Allah%% said; <!hen et thee out from here; for thou art re8ected, accursed. *-! <And My curse shall be on thee till the Day of Jud ment.< *.! $Iblis% said; <: my 1ord= Gi4e me then res"ite till the Day the $dead% are raised.< -/! $$Allah%% said; <6es"ite then is ranted thee@ -#! <!ill the Day of the !ime A""ointed.< -%! $Iblis% said; <!hen, by !hy "ower, I will "ut them all in the wron ,@ -&! <BCce"t !hy Ser4ants amon st them, sincere and "urified $by !hy Grace%.< -'! $$Allah%% said; <!hen it is 8ust and fittin @ and I say what is 8ust and fittin @ -(! <!hat I will certainly fill 7ell with thee and those that follow thee,@ e4ery one.< -)! Say; <?o reward do I as# of you for this $GurDan%, nor am I a "retender. -*! <!his is no less than a Messa e to $all% the 3orlds. --! <And ye shall certainly #now the truth of it $all% after a while.<

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In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
#! !he re4elation of this 2oo# is from Allah, the BCalted in Power, full of 3isdom.

%! Ierily it is 3e 3ho ha4e re4ealed the 2oo# to thee in !ruth; so ser4e Allah, offerin 7im sincere de4otion. &! Is it not to Allah that sincere de4otion is due> 2ut those who ta#e for "rotectors other than Allah $say%; <3e only ser4e them in order that they may brin us nearer to Allah.< !ruly Allah will 8ud e between them in that wherein they differ. 2ut Allah uides not such as are false and un rateful. '! 7ad Allah wished to ta#e to 7imself a son, 7e could ha4e chosen whom 7e "leased out of those whom 7e doth create; but Glory be to 7im= $7e is abo4e such thin s.% 7e is Allah, the :ne, the Irresistible. (! 7e created the hea4ens and the earth in true $"ro"ortions%; 7e ma#es the ?i ht o4erla" the Day, and the Day o4erla" the ?i ht; 7e has sub8ected the sun and the moon $to 7is law%; Bach one follows a course for a time a""ointed. Is not 7e the BCalted in Power @ 7e 3ho for i4es a ain and a ain> )! 7e created you $all% from a sin le "erson; then created, of li#e nature, his mate; and he sent down for you ei ht head of cattle in "airs; 7e ma#es you, in the wombs of your mothers, in sta es, one after another, in three 4eils of dar#ness. such is Allah, your 1ord and Cherisher; to 7im belon s $all% dominion. !here is no od but 7e; then how are ye turned away $from your true Centre%> *! If ye re8ect $$Allah%%, !ruly Allah hath no need of you; but 7e li#eth not in ratitude from 7is ser4ants; if ye are rateful, 7e is "leased with you. ?o bearer of burdens can bear the burden of another. In the end, to your 1ord is your 6eturn, when 7e will tell you the truth of all that ye did $in this life%. for 7e #noweth well all that is in $menDs% hearts. -! 3hen some trouble toucheth man, he crieth unto his 1ord, turnin to 7im in re"entance; but when 7e bestoweth a fa4our u"on him as from 7imself, $man% doth for et what he cried and "rayed for before, and he doth set u" ri4als unto Allah, thus misleadin others from Allah.s Path. Say, <Bn8oy thy blas"hemy for a little while; 4erily thou art $one% of the Com"anions of the 9ire=< .! Is one who worshi"s de4outly durin the hour of the ni ht "rostratin himself or standin $in adoration%, who ta#es heed of the 7ereafter, and who "laces his ho"e in the Mercy of his 1ord @ $li#e one who does not%> Say; <Are those eFual, those who #now and those who do not #now> It is those who are endued with understandin that recei4e admonition. #/! Say; <: ye my ser4ants who belie4e= 9ear your 1ord, ood is $the reward% for those who do ood in this world. S"acious is Allah.s earth= those who "atiently "erse4ere will truly recei4e a reward without measure=< ##! Say; <Ierily, I am commanded to ser4e Allah with sincere de4otion;

#%! <And I am commanded to be the first of those who bow to Allah in Islam.< #&! Say; <I would, if I disobeyed my 1ord, indeed ha4e fear of the Penalty of a Mi hty Day.< #'! Say; <It is Allah I ser4e, with my sincere $and eCclusi4e% de4otion; #(! <Ser4e ye what ye will besides him.< Say; <!ruly, those in loss are those who lose their own souls and their Peo"le on the Day of Jud ment; Ah= that is indeed the $real and% e4ident 1oss= #)! !hey shall ha4e 1ayers of 9ire abo4e them, and 1ayers $of 9ire% below them; with this doth Allah warn off his ser4ants; <: My Ser4ants= then fear ye Me=< #*! !hose who eschew B4il,@ and fall not into its worshi",@ and turn to Allah $in re"entance%,@ for them is Good ?ews; so announce the Good ?ews to My Ser4ants,@ #-! !hose who listen to the 3ord, and follow the best $meanin % in it; those are the ones whom Allah has uided, and those are the ones endued with understandin . #.! Is, then, one a ainst whom the decree of Punishment is 8ustly due $eFual to one who eschews B4il%> 3ouldst thou, then, deli4er one $who is% in the 9ire> %/! 2ut it is for those who fear their 1ord. !hat lofty mansions, one abo4e another, ha4e been built; beneath them flow ri4ers $of deli ht%; $such is% the Promise of Allah. ne4er doth Allah fail in $7is% "romise. %#! Seest thou not that Allah sends down rain from the s#y, and leads it throu h s"rin s in the earth> !hen 7e causes to row, therewith, "roduce of 4arious colours; then it withers; thou wilt see it row yellow; then 7e ma#es it dry u" and crumble away. !ruly, in this, is a Messa e of remembrance to men of understandin . %%! Is one whose heart Allah has o"ened to Islam, so that he has recei4ed Bnli htenment from Allah, $no better than one hard@hearted%> 3oe to those whose hearts are hardened a ainst celebratin the "raises of Allah. they are manifestly wanderin $in error%= %&! Allah has re4ealed $from time to time% the most beautiful Messa e in the form of a 2oo#, consistent with itself, $yet% re"eatin $its teachin in 4arious as"ects%; the s#ins of those who fear their 1ord tremble thereat; then their s#ins and their hearts do soften to the celebration of Allah.s "raises. Such is the uidance of Allah. 7e uides therewith whom 7e "leases, but such as Allah lea4es to stray, can ha4e none to uide. %'! Is, then, one who has to fear the brunt of the Penalty on the Day of Jud ment $and recei4e it% on his face, $li#e one uarded therefrom%> It will be said to the wron @ doers; <!aste ye $the fruits of% what ye earned=<

%(! !hose before them $also% re8ected $re4elation%, and so the Punishment came to them from directions they did not "ercei4e. %)! So Allah a4e them a taste of humiliation in the "resent life, but reater is the "unishment of the 7ereafter, if they only #new= %*! 3e ha4e "ut forth for men, in this GurDan e4ery #ind of Parable, in order that they may recei4e admonition. %-! $It is% a GurDan in Arabic, without any croo#edness $therein%; in order that they may uard a ainst B4il. %.! Allah "uts forth a Parable a man belon in to many "artners at 4ariance with each other, and a man belon in entirely to one master; are those two eFual in com"arison> Praise be to Allah. but most of them ha4e no #nowled e. &/! !ruly thou wilt die $one day%, and truly they $too% will die $one day%. &#! In the end will ye $all%, on the Day of Jud ment, settle your dis"utes in the "resence of your 1ord. &%! 3ho, then, doth more wron than one who utters a lie concernin Allah, and re8ects the !ruth when it comes to him; is there not in 7ell an abode for blas"hemers> &&! And he who brin s the !ruth and he who confirms $and su""orts% it @ such are the men who do ri ht. &'! !hey shall ha4e all that they wish for, in the "resence of their 1ord; such is the reward of those who do ood; &(! So that Allah will turn off from them $e4en% the worst in their deeds and i4e them their reward accordin to the best of what they ha4e done. &)! Is not Allah enou h for his Ser4ant> 2ut they try to fri hten thee with other $ ods% besides 7im= for such as Allah lea4es to stray, there can be no uide. &*! And such as Allah doth uide there can be none to lead astray. Is not Allah BCalted in Power, $Able to enforce 7is 3ill%, 1ord of 6etribution> &-! If indeed thou as# them who it is that created the hea4ens and the earth, they would be sure to say, <$Allah%<. Say; <See ye then> the thin s that ye in4o#e besides Allah,@ can they, if Allah wills some Penalty for me, remo4e 7is Penalty>@ :r if 7e wills some Grace for me, can they #ee" bac# his Grace>< Say; <Sufficient is Allah for me= In 7im trust those who "ut their trust.< &.! Say; <: my Peo"le= Do whate4er ye can; I will do $my "art%; but soon will ye #now@

'/! <3ho it is to whom comes a Penalty of i nominy, and on whom descends a Penalty that abides.< '#! Ierily 3e ha4e re4ealed the 2oo# to thee in !ruth, for $instructin % man#ind. 7e, then, that recei4es uidance benefits his own soul; but he that strays in8ures his own soul. ?or art thou set o4er them to dis"ose of their affairs. '%! It is Allah that ta#es the souls $of men% at death; and those that die not $7e ta#es% durin their slee"; those on whom 7e has "assed the decree of death, 7e #ee"s bac# $from returnin to life%, but the rest 7e sends $to their bodies% for a term a""ointed 4erily in this are Si ns for those who reflect. '&! 3hat= Do they ta#e for intercessors others besides Allah. Say; <B4en if they ha4e no "ower whate4er and no intelli ence>< ''! Say; <!o Allah belon s eCclusi4ely $the ri ht to rant% intercession; to 7im belon s the dominion of the hea4ens and the earth; In the Bnd, it is to 7im that ye shall be brou ht bac#.< '(! 3hen Allah, the :ne and :nly, is mentioned, the hearts of those who belie4e not in the 7ereafter are filled with dis ust and horror; but when $ ods% other than 7e are mentioned, behold, they are filled with 8oy= ')! Say; <: Allah. Creator of the hea4ens and the earth= Hnower of all that is hidden and o"en= it is !hou that wilt 8ud e between !hy Ser4ants in those matters about which they ha4e differed.< '*! B4en if the wron @doers had all that there is on earth, and as much more, $in 4ain% would they offer it for ransom from the "ain of the Penalty on the Day of Jud ment; but somethin will confront them from Allah, which they could ne4er ha4e counted u"on= '-! 9or the e4ils of their Deeds will confront them, and they will be $com"letely% encircled by that which they used to moc# at= '.! ?ow, when trouble touches man, he cries to 5s; 2ut when 3e bestow a fa4our u"on him as from :ursel4es, he says, <!his has been i4en to me because of a certain #nowled e $I ha4e%=< ?ay, but this is but a trial, but most of them understand not= (/! !hus did the $ enerations% before them say= 2ut all that they did was of no "rofit to them. (#! ?ay, the e4il results of their Deeds o4ertoo# them. And the wron @doers of this $ eneration%@ the e4il results of their Deeds will soon o4erta#e them $too%, and they will ne4er be able to frustrate $:ur Plan%=

(%! Hnow they not that Allah enlar es the "ro4ision or restricts it, for any 7e "leases> Ierily, in this are Si ns for those who belie4e= (&! Say; <: my Ser4ants who ha4e trans ressed a ainst their souls= Des"air not of the Mercy of Allah. for Allah for i4es all sins; for 7e is :ft@9or i4in , Most Merciful. ('! <!urn ye to our 1ord $in re"entance% and bow to 7is $3ill%, before the Penalty comes on you; after that ye shall not be hel"ed. ((! <And follow the best of $the courses% re4ealed to you from your 1ord, before the Penalty comes on you @ of a sudden while ye "ercei4e not=@ ()! <1est the soul should $then% say; DAh= 3oe is me=@ In that I ne lected $my duty% towards Allah, and was but amon those who moc#ed=D@ (*! <:r $lest% it should say; DIf only Allah had uided me, I should certainly ha4e been amon the ri hteous=D@ (-! <:r $lest% it should say when it $actually% sees the "enalty; DIf only I had another chance, I should certainly be amon those who do ood=D (.! <$!he re"ly will be;% D?ay, but there came to thee my Si ns, and thou didst re8ect them; thou wast 7au hty, and became one of those who re8ect faith=D< )/! :n the Day of Jud ment wilt thou see those who told lies a ainst Allah.@ their faces will be turned blac#; Is there not in 7ell an abode for the 7au hty> )#! 2ut Allah will deli4er the ri hteous to their "lace of sal4ation; no e4il shall touch them, nor shall they rie4e. )%! Allah is the Creator of all thin s, and 7e is the Guardian and Dis"oser of all affairs. )&! !o 7im belon the #eys of the hea4ens and the earth; and those who re8ect the Si ns of Allah,@ it is they who will be in loss. )'! Say; <Is it some one other than Allah that ye order me to worshi", : ye i norant ones>< )(! 2ut it has already been re4ealed to thee,@ as it was to those before thee,@ <If thou wert to 8oin $ ods with Allah., truly fruitless will be thy wor# $in life%, and thou wilt surely be in the ran#s of those who lose $all s"iritual ood%<. ))! ?ay, but worshi" Allah, and be of those who i4e than#s.

)*! ?o 8ust estimate ha4e they made of Allah, such as is due to 7im; :n the Day of Jud ment the whole of the earth will be but 7is handful, and the hea4ens will be rolled u" in 7is ri ht hand; Glory to 7im= 7i h is 7e abo4e the Partners they attribute to 7im= )-! !he !rum"et will $8ust% be sounded, when all that are in the hea4ens and on earth will swoon, eCce"t such as it will "lease Allah $to eCem"t%. !hen will a second one be sounded, when, behold, they will be standin and loo#in on= ).! And the Barth will shine with the Glory of its 1ord; the 6ecord $of Deeds% will be "laced $o"en%; the "ro"hets and the witnesses will be brou ht forward and a 8ust decision "ronounced between them; and they will not be wron ed $in the least%. */! And to e4ery soul will be "aid in full $the fruit% of its Deeds; and $$Allah%% #noweth best all that they do. *#! !he 5nbelie4ers will be led to 7ell in crowd; until, when they arri4e, there, its ates will be o"ened. And its #ee"ers will say, <Did not a"ostles come to you from amon yoursel4es, rehearsin to you the Si ns of your 1ord, and warnin you of the Meetin of !his Day of yours>< !he answer will be; <!rue; but the Decree of Punishment has been "ro4ed true a ainst the 5nbelie4ers=< *%! $!o them% will be said; <Bnter ye the ates of 7ell, to dwell therein; and e4il is $this% Abode of the Arro ant=< *&! And those who feared their 1ord will be led to the Garden in crowds; until behold, they arri4e there; its ates will be o"ened; and its #ee"ers will say; <Peace be u"on you= well ha4e ye done= enter ye here, to dwell therein.< *'! !hey will say; <Praise be to Allah, 3ho has truly fulfilled 7is Promise to us, and has i4en us $this% land in herita e; 3e can dwell in the Garden as we will; how eCcellent a reward for those who wor# $ri hteousness%=< *(! And thou wilt see the an els surroundin the !hrone $Di4ine% on all sides, sin in Glory and Praise to their 1ord. !he Decision between them $at Jud ment% will be in $"erfect% 8ustice, and the cry $on all sides% will be, <Praise be to Allah, the 1ord of the 3orlds=<

"urah '/! The 6elie4er, The 0or i4er ( od)
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In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
#! 7a Mim %! !he re4elation of this 2oo# is from Allah, BCalted in Power, 9ull of Hnowled e,@ &! 3ho for i4eth sin, acce"teth re"entance, is strict in "unishment, and hath a lon reach $in all thin s%. there is no od but 7e; to 7im is the final oal. '! ?one can dis"ute about the Si ns of Allah but the 5nbelie4ers. 1et not, then, their struttin about throu h the land decei4e thee= (! 2ut $there were "eo"le% before them, who denied $the Si ns%,@ the Peo"le of ?oah, and the Confederates $of B4il% after them; and e4ery Peo"le "lotted a ainst their "ro"het, to seiAe him, and dis"uted by means of 4anities, therewith to condemn the !ruth; but it was I that seiAed them= and how $terrible% was My 6eFuital= )! !hus was the Decree of thy 1ord "ro4ed true a ainst the 5nbelie4ers; that truly they are Com"anions of the 9ire= *! !hose who sustain the !hrone $of Allah. and those around it Sin Glory and Praise to their 1ord; belie4e in 7im; and im"lore 9or i4eness for those who belie4e; <:ur 1ord= !hy 6each is o4er all thin s, in Mercy and Hnowled e. 9or i4e, then, those who turn in 6e"entance, and follow !hy Path; and "reser4e them from the Penalty of the 2laAin 9ire= -! <And rant, our 1ord= that they enter the Gardens of Bternity, which !hou hast "romised to them, and to the ri hteous amon their fathers, their wi4es, and their "osterity= 9or !hou art $7e%, the BCalted in Mi ht, 9ull of 3isdom. .! <And "reser4e them from $all% ills; and any whom !hou dost "reser4e from ills that Day,@ on them wilt !hou ha4e bestowed Mercy indeed; and that will be truly $for them% the hi hest Achie4ement<. #/! !he 5nbelie4ers will be addressed; <Greater was the a4ersion of Allah to you than $is% your a4ersion to yoursel4es, seein that ye were called to the 9aith and ye used to refuse.< ##! !hey will say; <:ur 1ord= twice hast !hou made us without life, and twice hast !hou i4en us 1ife= ?ow ha4e we reco nised our sins; Is there any way out $of this%>< #%! $!he answer will be;% <!his is because, when Allah was in4o#ed as the :nly $ob8ect of worshi"%, ye did re8ect 9aith, but when "artners were 8oined to 7im, ye belie4ed= the Command is with Allah, Most 7i h, Most Great=<

#&! 7e it is 3ho showeth you his Si ns, and sendeth down sustenance for you from the s#y; but only those recei4e admonition who turn $to Allah.. #'! Call ye, then, u"on Allah with sincere de4otion to 7im, e4en thou h the 5nbelie4ers may detest it. #(! 6aised hi h abo4e ran#s $or de rees%, $7e is% the 1ord of the !hrone $of Authority%; by 7is Command doth 7e send the S"irit $of ins"iration% to any of 7is ser4ants he "leases, that it may warn $men% of the Day of Mutual Meetin ,@ #)! !he Day whereon they will $all% come forth; not a sin le thin concernin them is hidden from Allah. 3hose will be the dominion that Day>< !hat of Allah, the :ne the Irresistible= #*! !hat Day will e4ery soul be reFuited for what it earned; no in8ustice will there be that Day, for Allah is Swift in ta#in account. #-! 3arn them of the Day that is $e4er% drawin near, when the hearts will $come% ri ht u" to the throats to cho#e $them%; ?o intimate friend nor intercessor will the wron @doers ha4e, who could be listened to. #.! $$Allah%% #nows of $the tric#s% that decei4e with the eyes, and all that the hearts $of men% conceal. %/! And Allah will 8ud e with $8ustice and% !ruth; but those whom $men% in4o#e besides 7im, will not $be in a "osition% to 8ud e at all. Ierily it is Allah $alone% 3ho hears and sees $all thin s%. %#! Do they not tra4el throu h the earth and see what was the Bnd of those before them> !hey were e4en su"erior to them in stren th, and in the traces $they ha4e left% in the land; but Allah did call them to account for their sins, and none had they to defend them a ainst Allah. %%! !hat was because there came to them their a"ostles with Clear $Si ns%, but they re8ected them; So Allah called them to account; for 7e is 9ull of Stren th, Strict in Punishment. %&! :f old 3e sent Moses, with :ur Si ns and an authority manifest, %'! !o Pharaoh, 7aman, and Garun; but they called $him%< a sorcerer tellin lies=<... %(! ?ow, when he came to them in !ruth, from 5s, they said, <Slay the sons of those who belie4e with him, and #ee" ali4e their females,< but the "lots of 5nbelie4ers $end% in nothin but errors $and delusions%=...

%)! Said Pharaoh; <1ea4e me to slay Moses; and let him call on his 1ord= 3hat I fear is lest he should chan e your reli ion, or lest he should cause mischief to a""ear in the land=< %*! Moses said; <I ha4e indeed called u"on my 1ord and your 1ord $for "rotection% from e4ery arro ant one who belie4es not in the Day of Account=< %-! A belie4er, a man from amon the "eo"le of Pharaoh, who had concealed his faith, said; <3ill ye slay a man because he says, DMy 1ord is Allah.>@ when he has indeed come to you with Clear $Si ns% from your 1ord> and if he be a liar, on him is $the sin of% his lie; but, if he is tellin the !ruth, then will fall on you somethin of the $calamity% of which he warns you; !ruly Allah uides not one who trans resses and lies= %.! <: my Peo"le= Eours is the dominion this day; Ee ha4e the u""er hand in the land; but who will hel" us from the Punishment of Allah, should it befall us>< Pharaoh said; <I but "oint out to you that which I see $myself%; ?or do I uide you but to the Path of 6i ht=< &/! !hen said the man who belie4ed; <: my "eo"le= !ruly I do fear for you somethin li#e the Day $of disaster% of the Confederates $in sin%=@ &#! <Somethin li#e the fate of the Peo"le of ?oah, the DAd, and the !hamud, and those who came after them; but Allah ne4er wishes in8ustice to his Ser4ants. &%! <And : my "eo"le= I fear for you a Day when there will be Mutual callin $and wailin %,@ &&! <A Day when ye shall turn your bac#s and flee; ?o defender shall ye ha4e from Allah. Any whom Allah lea4es to stray, there is none to uide... &'! <And to you there came Jose"h in times one by, with Clear Si ns, but ye ceased not to doubt of the $Mission% for which he had come; At len th, when he died, ye said; D?o a"ostle will Allah send after him.D thus doth Allah lea4e to stray such as trans ress and li4e in doubt,@ &(! <$Such% as dis"ute about the Si ns of Allah, without any authority that hath reached them, rie4ous and odious $is such conduct% in the si ht of Allah and of the 2elie4ers. !hus doth Allah, seal u" e4ery heart @ of arro ant and obstinate !rans ressors.< &)! Pharaoh said; <: 7aman= 2uild me a lofty "alace, that I may attain the ways and means@ &*! <!he ways and means of $reachin % the hea4ens, and that I may mount u" to the Allah of Moses; 2ut as far as I am concerned, I thin# $Moses% is a liar=< !hus was made allurin , in PharaohDs eyes, the e4il of his deeds, and he was hindered from the Path; and the "lot of Pharaoh led to nothin but "erdition $for him%.

&-! !he man who belie4ed said further; <: my "eo"le= 9ollow me; I will lead you to the Path of 6i ht. &.! <: my "eo"le= !his life of the "resent is nothin but $tem"orary% con4enience; It is the 7ereafter that is the 7ome that will last. '/! <7e that wor#s e4il will not be reFuited but by the li#e thereof; and he that wor#s a ri hteous deed @ whether man or woman @ and is a 2elie4er@ such will enter the Garden $of 2liss%; !herein will they ha4e abundance without measure. '#! <And : my "eo"le= 7ow $stran e% it is for me to call you to Sal4ation while ye call me to the 9ire= '%! <Ee do call u"on me to blas"heme a ainst Allah, and to 8oin with 7im "artners of whom I ha4e no #nowled e; and I call you to the BCalted in Power, 3ho for i4es a ain and a ain=< '&! <3ithout doubt ye do call me to one who is not fit to be called to, whether in this world, or in the 7ereafter; our return will be to Allah. and the !rans ressors will be Com"anions of the 9ire= ''! <Soon will ye remember what I say to you $now%, My $own% affair I commit to Allah. for Allah $e4er% watches o4er 7is Ser4ants.< '(! !hen Allah sa4ed him from $e4ery% ill that they "lotted $a ainst him%, but the burnt of the Penalty encom"assed on all sides the Peo"le of Pharaoh. ')! In front of the 9ire will they be brou ht, mornin and e4enin ; And $the sentence will be% on the Day that Jud ment will be established; <Cast ye the Peo"le of Pharaoh into the se4erest Penalty=< '*! 2ehold, they will dis"ute with each other in the 9ire= !he wea# ones $who followed% will say to those who had been arro ant, <3e but followed you; Can ye then ta#e $on yoursel4es% from us some share of the 9ire> '-! !hose who had been arro ant will say; <3e are all in this $9ire%= !ruly, Allah has 8ud ed between $his% Ser4ants=< '.! !hose in the 9ire will say to the Hee"ers of 7ell; <Pray to your 1ord to li hten us the Penalty for a day $at least%=< (/! !hey will say; <Did there not come to you your a"ostles with Clear Si ns>< !hey will say, <Ees<. !hey will re"ly, <!hen "ray $as ye li#e%= 2ut the "rayer of those without 9aith is nothin but $futile wanderin % in $maAes of% error=<

(#! 3e will, without doubt, hel" our a"ostles and those who belie4e, $both% in this worldDs life and on the Day when the 3itnesses will stand forth,@ (%! !he Day when no "rofit will it be to 3ron @doers to "resent their eCcuses, but they will $only% ha4e the Curse and the 7ome of Misery. (&! 3e did aforetime i4e Moses the $2oo# of% Guidance, and 3e a4e the boo# in inheritance to the Children of Israel,@ ('! A Guide and a Messa e to men of 5nderstandin . ((! Patiently, then, "erse4ere; for the Promise of Allah is true; and as# for i4eness for thy fault, and celebrate the Praises of thy 1ord in the e4enin and in the mornin . ()! !hose who dis"ute about the si ns of Allah without any authority bestowed on them,@ there is nothin in their breasts but $the Fuest of% reatness, which they shall ne4er attain to; see# refu e, then, in Allah. It is 7e 3ho hears and sees $all thin s%. (*! Assuredly the creation of the hea4ens and the earth is a reater $matter% than the creation of men; Eet most men understand not. (-! ?ot eFual are the blind and those who $clearly% see; ?or are $eFual% those who belie4e and wor# deeds of ri hteousness, and those who do e4il. 1ittle do ye learn by admonition= (.! !he 7our will certainly come; !herein is no doubt; Eet most men belie4e not. )/! And your 1ord says; <Call on Me; I will answer your $Prayer%; but those who are too arro ant to ser4e Me will surely find themsel4es in 7ell @ in humiliation=< )#! It is Allah 3ho has made the ?i ht for you, that ye may rest therein, and the days as that which hel"s $you% to see. Ierily Allah is full of Grace and 2ounty to men; yet most men i4e no than#s. )%! Such is Allah, your 1ord, the Creator of all thin s, there is no od but 7e; !hen how ye are deluded away from the !ruth= )&! !hus are deluded those who are wont to re8ect the Si ns of Allah. )'! It is Allah 3ho has made for you the earth as a restin "lace, and the s#y as a cano"y, and has i4en you sha"e@ and made your sha"es beautiful,@ and has "ro4ided for you Sustenance, of thin s "ure and ood;@ such is Allah your 1ord. So Glory to Allah, the 1ord of the 3orlds= )(! 7e is the 1i4in $:ne%; !here is no od but 7e; Call u"on 7im, i4in 7im sincere de4otion. Praise be to Allah, 1ord of the 3orlds=

))! Say; <I ha4e been forbidden to in4o#e those whom ye in4o#e besides Allah,@ seein that the Clear Sin s ha4e come to me from my 1ord; and I ha4e been commanded to bow $in Islam% to the 1ord of the 3orlds.< )*! It is 7e 3ho has created you from dust then from a s"erm@dro", then from a leech@ li#e clot; then does he et you out $into the li ht% as a child; then lets you $ row and% reach your a e of full stren th; then lets you become old,@ thou h of you there are some who die before;@ and lets you reach a !erm a""ointed; in order that ye may learn wisdom. )-! It is 7e 3ho i4es 1ife and Death; and when 7e decides u"on an affair, 7e says to it, <2e<, and it is. ).! Seest thou not those that dis"ute concernin the Sin s of Allah. 7ow are they turned away $from 6eality%>@ */! !hose who re8ect the 2oo# and the $re4elations% with which 3e sent our a"ostles; but soon shall they #now,@ *#! 3hen the yo#es $shall be% round their nec#s, and the chains; they shall be dra ed alon @ *%! In the boilin fetid fluid; then in the 9ire shall they be burned; *&! !hen shall it be said to them; <3here are the $deities% to which ye a4e "art@ worshi"@ *'! <In dero ation of Allah.< !hey will re"ly; <!hey ha4e left us in the lurch; ?ay, we in4o#ed not, of old, anythin $that had real eCistence%.< !hus does Allah lea4e the 5nbelie4ers to stray. *(! <!hat was because ye were wont to re8oice on the earth in thin s other than the !ruth, and that ye were wont to be insolent. *)! <Bnter ye the ates of 7ell, to dwell therein; and e4il is $this% abode of the arro ant=< **! So "erse4ere in "atience; for the Promise of Allah is true; and whether 3e show thee $in this life% some "art of what 3e "romise them,@ or 3e ta#e thy soul $to :ur Mercy% $before that%,@$in any case% it is to 5s that they shall $all% return. *-! 3e did aforetime send a"ostles before thee; of them there are some whose story 3e ha4e related to thee, and some whose story 3e ha4e not related to thee. It was not $"ossible% for any a"ostle to brin a si n eCce"t by the lea4e of Allah. but when the Command of Allah issued, the matter was decided in truth and 8ustice, and there "erished, there and then those who stood on 9alsehoods. *.! It is Allah 3ho made cattle for you, that ye may use some for ridin and some for food;

-/! And there are $other% ad4anta es in them for you $besides%; that ye may throu h them attain to any need $there may be% in your hearts; and on them and on shi"s ye are carried. -#! And 7e shows you $always% 7is Si ns; then which of the Si ns of Allah will ye deny> -%! Do they not tra4el throu h the earth and see what was the Bnd of those before them> !hey were more numerous than these and su"erior in stren th and in the traces $they ha4e left% in the land; Eet all that they accom"lished was of no "rofit to them. -&! 9or when their a"ostles came to them with Clear Si ns, they eCulted in such #nowled e $and s#ill% as they had; but that 4ery $3rath% at which they were wont to scoff hemmed them in. -'! 2ut when they saw :ur Punishment, they said; <3e belie4e in Allah,@ the one Allah @ and we re8ect the "artners we used to 8oin with 7im.< -(! 2ut their "rofessin the 9aith when they $actually% saw :ur Punishment was not oin to "rofit them. $Such has been% Allah.s 3ay of dealin with 7is Ser4ants $from the most ancient times%. And e4en thus did the 6e8ecters of Allah "erish $utterly%=

"urah '#! (si ns) "pelled $ut, Ha:mim
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In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
#! 7a Mim; %! A 6e4elation from $$Allah%%, Most Gracious, Most Merciful;@ &! A 2oo#, whereof the 4erses are eC"lained in detail;@ a GurDan in Arabic, for "eo"le who understand;@ '! Gi4in ood news and admonition; yet most of them turn away, and so they hear not.

(! !hey say; <:ur hearts are under 4eils, $concealed% from that to which thou dost in4ite us, and in our ears in a deafness, and between us and thee is a screen; so do thou $what thou wilt%; for us, we shall do $what we will=%<

)! Say thou; <I am but a man li#e you; It is re4ealed to me by Ins"iration, that your Allah is one Allah. so stand true to 7im, and as# for 7is 9or i4eness.< And woe to those who 8oin ods with Allah,@ *! !hose who "ractise not re ular Charity, and who e4en deny the 7ereafter. -! 9or those who belie4e and wor# deeds of ri hteousness is a reward that will ne4er fail. .! Say; Is it that ye deny 7im 3ho created the earth in two Days> And do ye 8oin eFuals with 7im> 7e is the 1ord of $all% the 3orlds. #/! 7e set on the $earth%, mountains standin firm, hi h abo4e it, and bestowed blessin s on the earth, and measure therein all thin s to i4e them nourishment in due "ro"ortion, in four Days, in accordance with $the needs of% those who see# $Sustenance%. ##! Moreo4er 7e com"rehended in 7is desi n the s#y, and it had been $as% smo#e; 7e said to it and to the earth; <Come ye to ether, willin ly or unwillin ly.< !hey said; <3e do come $to ether%, in willin obedience.< #%! So 7e com"leted them as se4en firmaments in two Days, and 7e assi ned to each hea4en its duty and command. And 3e adorned the lower hea4en with li hts, and $"ro4ided it% with uard. Such is the Decree of $7im% the BCalted in Mi ht, 9ull of Hnowled e. #&! 2ut if they turn away, say thou; <I ha4e warned you of a stunnin Punishment $as of thunder and li htnin % li#e that which $o4ertoo#% the DAd and the !hamud=< #'! 2ehold, the a"ostles came to them, from before them and behind them, $"reachin %; <Ser4e none but Allah.< !hey said, <If our 1ord had so "leased, 7e would certainly ha4e sent down an els $to "reach%. ?ow we re8ect your mission $alto ether%.< #(! ?ow the DAd beha4ed arro antly throu h the land, a ainst $all% truth and reason, and said; <3ho is su"erior to us in stren th>< 3hat= did they not see that Allah, 3ho created them, was su"erior to them in stren th> 2ut they continued to re8ect :ur Si ns= #)! So 3e sent a ainst them a furious 3ind throu h days of disaster, that 3e mi ht i4e them a taste of a Penalty of humiliation in this life; but the Penalty of a 7ereafter will be more humiliatin still; and they will find no hel". #*! As to the !hamud, 3e a4e them Guidance, but they "referred blindness $of heart% to Guidance; so the stunnin Punishment of humiliation seiAed them, because of what they had earned. #-! 2ut 3e deli4ered those who belie4ed and "ractised ri hteousness.

#.! :n the Day that the enemies of Allah will be athered to ether to the 9ire, they will be marched in ran#s. %/! At len th, when they reach the $9ire%, their hearin , their si ht, and their s#ins will bear witness a ainst them, as to $all% their deeds. %#! !hey will say to their s#ins; <3hy bear ye witness a ainst us>< !hey will say; <$Allah% hath i4en us s"eech,@ $7e% 3ho i4eth s"eech to e4erythin ; 7e created you for the first time, and unto 7im were ye to return. %%! <Ee did not see# to hide yoursel4es, lest your hearin , your si ht, and your s#ins should bear witness a ainst you= 2ut ye did thin# that Allah #new not many of the thin s that ye used to do= %&! <2ut this thou ht of yours which ye did entertain concernin your 1ord, hath brou ht you to destruction, and $now% ha4e ye become of those utterly lost=< %'! If, then, they ha4e "atience, the 9ire will be a home for them= and if they be to be recei4ed into fa4our, into fa4our will they not $then% be recei4ed. %(! And 3e ha4e destined for them intimate com"anions $of li#e nature%, who made allurin to them what was before them and behind them; and the sentence amon the "re4ious enerations of Jinns and men, who ha4e "assed away, is "ro4ed a ainst them; for they are utterly lost. %)! !he 5nbelie4ers say; <1isten not to this GurDan, but tal# at random in the midst of its $readin %, that ye may ain the u""er hand=< %*! 2ut 3e will certainly i4e the 5nbelie4ers a taste of a se4ere Penalty, and 3e will reFuite them for the worst of their deeds. %-! Such is the reFuital of the enemies of Allah,@ the 9ire; therein will be for them the Bternal 7ome; a $fit% reFuital, for that they were wont to re8ect :ur Sin s. %.! And the 5nbelie4ers will say; <:ur 1ord= Show us those, amon Jinns and men, who misled us; 3e shall crush them beneath our feet, so that they become the 4ilest $before all%.< &/! In the case of those who say, <:ur 1ord is Allah., and, further, stand strai ht and steadfast, the an els descend on them $from time to time%; <9ear ye not=< $they su est%, <?or rie4e= but recei4e the Glad !idin s of the Garden $of 2liss%, the which ye were "romised= &#! <3e are your "rotectors in this life and in the 7ereafter; therein shall ye ha4e all that your souls shall desire; therein shall ye ha4e all that ye as# for=@

&%! <A hos"itable ift from one :ft@9or i4in , Most Merciful=< &&! 3ho is better in s"eech than one who calls $men% to Allah, wor#s ri hteousness, and says, <I am of those who bow in Islam<> &'! ?or can oodness and B4il be eFual. 6e"el $B4il% with what is better; !hen will he between whom and thee was hatred become as it were thy friend and intimate= &(! And no one will be ranted such oodness eCce"t those who eCercise "atience and self@restraint,@ none but "ersons of the reatest ood fortune. &)! And if $at any time% an incitement to discord is made to thee by the B4il :ne, see# refu e in Allah. 7e is the :ne 3ho hears and #nows all thin s. &*! Amon 7is Sin s are the ?i ht and the Day, and the Sun and the Moon. Adore not the sun and the moon, but adore Allah, 3ho created them, if it is 7im ye wish to ser4e. &-! 2ut is the $5nbelie4ers% are arro ant, $no matter%; for in the "resence of thy 1ord are those who celebrate 7is "raises by ni ht and by day. And they ne4er fla $nor feel themsel4es abo4e it%. &.! And amon 7is Si ns in this; thou seest the earth barren and desolate; but when 3e send down rain to it, it is stirred to life and yields increase. !ruly, 7e 3ho i4es life to the $dead% earth can surely i4e life to $men% who are dead. 9or 7e has "ower o4er all thin s. '/! !hose who "er4ert the !ruth in :ur Si ns are not hidden from 5s. 3hich is better>@ he that is cast into the 9ire, or he that comes safe throu h, on the Day of Jud ment> Do what ye will; 4erily 7e seeth $clearly% all that ye do. '#! !hose who re8ect the Messa e when it comes to them $are not hidden from 5s%. And indeed it is a 2oo# of eCalted "ower. '%! ?o falsehood can a""roach it from before or behind it; It is sent down by :ne 9ull of 3isdom, 3orthy of all Praise. '&! ?othin is said to thee that was not said to the a"ostles before thee; that thy lord has at his Command $all% for i4eness as well as a most Grie4ous Penalty. ''! 7ad 3e sent this as a GurDan $in the lan ua e% other than Arabic, they would ha4e said; <3hy are not its 4erses eC"lained in detail> 3hat= $a 2oo#% not in Arabic and $a Messen er an Arab>< Say; <It is a Guide and a 7ealin to those who belie4e; and for those who belie4e not, there is a deafness in their ears, and it is blindness in their $eyes%; !hey are $as it were% bein called from a "lace far distant=<

'(! 3e certainly a4e Moses the 2oo# aforetime; but dis"utes arose therein. 7ad it not been for a 3ord that went forth before from thy 1ord, $their differences% would ha4e been settled between them; but they remained in sus"icious disFuietin doubt thereon. ')! 3hoe4er wor#s ri hteousness benefits his own soul; whoe4er wor#s e4il, it is a ainst his own soul; nor is thy 1ord e4er un8ust $in the least% to 7is Ser4ants. '*! !o 7im is referred the Hnowled e of the 7our $of Jud ment; 7e #nows all%; ?o date@ fruit comes out of its sheath, nor does a female concei4e $within her womb% nor brin forth the Day that $$Allah%% will "ro"ound to them the $Fuestion%, <3here are the "artners $ye attributed to Me>< !hey will say, <3e do assure thee not one of us can bear witness=< '-! !he $deities% they used to in4o#e aforetime will lea4e them in the lurch, and they will "ercei4e that they ha4e no way of esca"e. '.! Man does not weary of as#in for ood $thin s%, but if ill touches him, he i4es u" all ho"e $and% is lost in des"air. (/! 3hen we i4e him a taste of some Mercy from :ursel4es, after some ad4ersity has touched him, he is sure to say, <!his is due to my $merit%; I thin# not that the 7our $of Jud ment% will $e4er% be established; but if I am brou ht bac# to my 1ord, I ha4e $much% ood $stored% in 7is si ht=< 2ut 3e will show the 5nbelie4ers the truth of all that they did, and 3e shall i4e them the taste of a se4ere Penalty. (#! 3hen 3e bestow fa4ours on man, he turns away, and ets himself remote on his side $instead of comin to 5s%; and when e4il seiAes him, $he comes% full of "rolon ed "rayer= (%! Say; <See ye if the $6e4elation% is $really% from Allah, and yet do ye re8ect it> 3ho is more astray than one who is in a schism far $from any "ur"ose%>< (&! Soon will 3e show them our Si ns in the $furthest% re ions $of the earth%, and in their own souls, until it becomes manifest to them that this is the !ruth. Is it not enou h that thy 1ord doth witness all thin s> ('! Ah indeed= Are they in doubt concernin the Meetin with their 1ord> Ah indeed= It is 7e that doth encom"ass all thin s=

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In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
#! 7a@Mim %! DAin. Sin. Gaf. &! !hus doth $7e% send ins"iration to thee as $7e did% to those before thee,@ Allah, BCalted in Power, 9ull of 3isdom. '! !o 7im belon s all that is in the hea4ens and on earth; and 7e is Most 7i h, Most Great. (! !he hea4ens are almost rent asunder from abo4e them $by 7im Glory%; and the an els celebrate the Praises of their 1ord, and "ray for for i4eness for $all% bein s on earth; 2ehold= Ierily Allah is 7e, the :ft@9or i4in , Most Merciful. )! And those who ta#e as "rotectors others besides 7im,@ Allah doth watch o4er them; and thou art not the dis"oser of their affairs. *! !hus ha4e 3e sent by ins"iration to thee an Arabic GurDan; that thou mayest warn the Mother of Cities and all around her,@ and warn $them% of the Day of Assembly, of which there is no doubt; $when% some will be in the Garden, and some in the 2laAin 9ire. -! If Allah had so willed, 7e could ha4e made them a sin le "eo"le; but 7e admits whom 7e will to 7is Mercy; and the 3ron @doers will ha4e no "rotector nor hel"er. .! 3hat= 7a4e they ta#en $for worshi"% "rotectors besides 7im> 2ut it is Allah,@ 7e is the Protector, and it is 7e 3ho i4es life to the dead; It is 7e 3ho has "ower o4er all thin s, #/! 3hate4er it be wherein ye differ, the decision thereof is with Allah. such is Allah my 1ord; In 7im I trust, and to 7im I turn. ##! $7e is% the Creator of the hea4ens and the earth; 7e has made for you "airs from amon yoursel4es, and "airs amon cattle; by this means does 7e multi"ly you; there is nothin whate4er li#e unto 7im, and 7e is the :ne that hears and sees $all thin s%. #%! !o 7im belon the #eys of the hea4ens and the earth; 7e enlar es and restricts. !he Sustenance to whom 7e will; for 7e #nows full well all thin s. #&! !he same reli ion has 7e established for you as that which 7e en8oined on ?oah @ the which 3e ha4e sent by ins"iration to thee @ and that which 3e en8oined on Abraham, Moses, and Jesus; ?amely, that ye should remain steadfast in reli ion, and ma#e no di4isions therein; to those who worshi" other thin s than Allah, hard is the $way% to which thou callest them. Allah chooses to 7imself those whom 7e "leases, and uides to 7imself those who turn $to 7im%.

#'! And they became di4ided only after Hnowled e reached them,@ throu h selfish en4y as between themsel4es. 7ad it not been for a 3ord that went forth before from thy 1ord, $tendin % to a !erm a""ointed, the matter would ha4e been settled between them; 2ut truly those who ha4e inherited the 2oo# after them are in sus"icious $disFuietin % doubt concernin it. #(! ?ow then, for that $reason%, call $them to the 9aith%, and stand steadfast as thou art commanded, nor follow thou their 4ain desires; but say; <I belie4e in the 2oo# which Allah has sent down; and I am commanded to 8ud e 8ustly between you. Allah is our 1ord and your 1ord; for us $is the res"onsibility for% our deeds, and for you for your deeds. !here is no contention between us and you. Allah will brin us to ether, and to 7im is $our% 9inal Goal. #)! 2ut those who dis"ute concernin Allah after 7e has been acce"ted,@ futile is their dis"ute in the Si ht of their 1ord; on them will be a Penalty terrible. #*! It is Allah 3ho has sent down the 2oo# in !ruth, and the 2alance $by which to wei h conduct%. And what will ma#e thee realise that "erha"s the 7our is close at hand> #-! :nly those wish to hasten it who belie4e not in it; those who belie4e hold it in awe, and #now that it is the !ruth. 2ehold, 4erily those that dis"ute concernin the 7our are far astray. #.! Gracious is Allah to 7is ser4ants; 7e i4es Sustenance to whom 7e "leases; and 7e has "ower and can carry out 7is 3ill. %/! !o any that desires the tilth of the 7ereafter, 3e i4e increase in his tilth, and to any that desires the tilth of this world, 3e rant somewhat thereof, but he has no share or lot in the 7ereafter. %#! 3hat= ha4e they "artners $in odhead%, who ha4e established for them some reli ion without the "ermission of Allah. 7ad it not been for the Decree of Jud ment, the matter would ha4e been decided between them $at once%. 2ut 4erily the 3ron @ doers will ha4e a rie4ous Penalty. %%! !hou wilt see the 3ron @doers in fear on account of what they ha4e earned, and $the burden of% that must $necessarily% fall on them. 2ut those who belie4e and wor# ri hteous deeds will be in the luCuriant meads of the Gardens; they shall ha4e, before their 1ord, all that they wish for. !hat will indeed be the ma nificent 2ounty $of Allah.. %&! !hat is $the 2ounty% whereof Allah i4es Glad !idin s to 7is Ser4ants who belie4e and do ri hteous deeds. Say; <?o reward do I as# of you for this eCce"t the lo4e of those near of #in.< And if any one earns any ood, 3e shall i4e him an increase of ood in res"ect thereof; for Allah is :ft@9or i4in , Most 6eady to a""reciate $ser4ice%.

%'! 3hat= Do they say, <7e has for ed a falsehood a ainst Allah.> 2ut if Allah willed, 7e could seal u" thy heart. And Allah blots out Ianity, and "ro4es the !ruth by 7is 3ords. 9or 7e #nows well the secrets of all hearts. %(! 7e is the :ne that acce"ts re"entance from 7is Ser4ants and for i4es sins; and 7e #nows all that ye do. %)! And 7e listens to those who belie4e and do deeds of ri hteousness, and i4es them increase of 7is 2ounty; but for the 5nbelie4ers their is a terrible Penalty. %*! If Allah were to enlar e the "ro4ision for 7is Ser4ants, they would indeed trans ress beyond all bounds throu h the earth; but he sends $it% down in due measure as 7e "leases. 9or 7e is with 7is Ser4ants 3ell@acFuainted, 3atchful. %-! 7e is the :ne that sends down rain $e4en% after $men% ha4e i4en u" all ho"e, and scatters 7is Mercy $far and wide%. And 7e is the Protector, 3orthy of all Praise. %.! And amon 7is Si ns is the creation of the hea4ens and the earth, and the li4in creatures that 7e has scattered throu h them; and 7e has "ower to ather them to ether when 7e wills. &/! 3hate4er misfortune ha""ens to you, is because on the thin s your hands ha4e wrou ht, and for many $of them% 7e rants for i4eness. &#! ?or can ye frustrate $au ht%, $fleein % throu h the earth; nor ha4e ye, besides Allah, any one to "rotect or to hel". &%! And amon 7is Si ns are the shi"s, smooth@runnin throu h the ocean, $tall% as mountains. &&! If it be 7is 3ill 7e can still the 3ind; then would they become motionless on the bac# of the $ocean%. Ierily in this are Si ns for e4eryone who "atiently "erse4eres and is rateful. &'! :r 7e can cause them to "erish because of the $e4il% which $the men% ha4e earned; but much doth 7e for i4e. &(! 2ut let those #now, who dis"ute about :ur Si ns, that there is for them no way of esca"e. &)! 3hate4er ye are i4en $here% is $but% a con4enience of this life; but that which is with Allah is better and more lastin ; $it is% for those who belie4e and "ut their trust in their 1ord; &*! !hose who a4oid the reater crimes and shameful deeds, and, when they are an ry e4en then for i4e;

&-! !hose who hear#en to their 1ord, and establish re ular Prayer; who $conduct% their affairs by mutual Consultation; who s"end out of what 3e bestow on them for Sustenance; &.! And those who, when an o""ressi4e wron is inflicted on them, $are not cowed but% hel" and defend themsel4es. '/! !he recom"ense for an in8ury is an in8ury eFual thereto $in de ree%; but if a "erson for i4es and ma#es reconciliation, his reward is due from Allah. for $$Allah%% lo4eth not those who do wron . '#! 2ut indeed if any do hel" and defend themsel4es after a wron $done% to them, a ainst such there is no cause of blame. '%! !he blame is only a ainst those who o""ress men and wron @doin and insolently trans ress beyond bounds throu h the land, defyin ri ht and 8ustice; for such there will be a "enalty rie4ous. '&! 2ut indeed if any show "atience and for i4e, that would truly be an eCercise of coura eous will and resolution in the conduct of affairs. ''! 9or any whom Allah lea4es astray, there is no "rotector thereafter. And thou wilt see the 3ron @doers, when in si ht of the Penalty, Say; <Is there any way $to effect% a return>< '(! And thou wilt see them brou ht forward to the $Penalty%, in a humble frame of mind because of $their% dis race, $and% loo#in with a stealthy lance. And the 2elie4ers will say; <!hose are indeed in loss, who ha4e i4en to "erdition their own sel4es and those belon in to them on the Day of Jud ment. 2ehold= !ruly the 3ron @doers are in a lastin Penalty=< ')! And no "rotectors ha4e they to hel" them, other than Allah. And for any whom Allah lea4es to stray, there is no way $to the Goal%. '*! 7ear#en ye to your 1ord, before there come a Day which there will be no "uttin bac#, because of $the :rdainment of% Allah. that Day there will be for you no "lace of refu e nor will there be for you any room for denial $of your sins%= '-! If then they run away, 3e ha4e not sent thee as a uard o4er them. !hy duty is but to con4ey $the Messa e%. And truly, when 3e i4e man a taste of a Mercy from :ursel4es, he doth eCult thereat, but when some ill ha""ens to him, on account of the deeds which his hands ha4e sent forth, truly then is man un rateful= '.! !o Allah belon s the dominion of the hea4ens and the earth. 7e creates what 7e wills $and "lans%. 7e bestows $children% male or female accordin to 7is 3ill $and Plan%,

(/! :r 7e bestows both males and females, and 7e lea4es barren whom 7e will; for 7e is full of Hnowled e and Power. (#! It is not fittin for a man that Allah should s"ea# to him eCce"t by ins"iration, or from behind a 4eil, or by the sendin of a messen er to re4eal, with Allah.s "ermission, what Allah wills; for 7e is Most 7i h, Most 3ise. (%! And thus ha4e 3e, by :ur Command, sent ins"iration to thee; thou #newest not $before% what was 6e4elation, and what was 9aith; but 3e ha4e made the $GurDan% a 1i ht, wherewith 3e uide such of :ur ser4ants as 3e will; and 4erily thou dost uide $men% to the Strai ht 3ay,@ (&! !he 3ay of Allah, to 3hom belon s whate4er is in the hea4ens and whate4er is on earth. 2ehold $how% all affairs tend towards Allah.

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In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
#! 7a@Mim %! 2y the 2oo# that ma#es thin s clear,@ &! 3e ha4e made it a GurDan in Arabic, that ye may be able to understand $and learn wisdom%. '! And 4erily, it is in the Mother of the 2oo#, in :ur Presence, hi h $in di nity%, full of wisdom. (! Shall 3e then ta#e away the Messa e from you and re"el $you%, for that ye are a "eo"le trans ressin beyond bounds> )! 2ut how many were the "ro"hets 3e sent amon st the "eo"les of old> *! And ne4er came there a "ro"het to them but they moc#ed him. -! So 3e destroyed $them%@ stron er in "ower than these;@ and $thus% has "assed on the Parable of the "eo"les of old.

.! If thou wert to Fuestion them, D3ho created the hea4ens and the earth>D !hey would be sure to re"ly, Dthey were created by $7im%, the BCalted in Power, 9ull of Hnowled eD;@ #/! $Eea, the same that% has made for you the earth $li#e a car"et% s"read out, and has made for you roads $and channels% therein, in order that ye may find uidance $on the way%; ##! !hat sends down $from time to time% rain from the s#y in due measure;@ and 3e raise to life therewith a land that is dead; e4en so will ye be raised $from the dead%;@ #%! !hat has created "airs in all thin s, and has made for you shi"s and cattle on which ye ride, #&! In order that ye may sit firm and sFuare on their bac#s, and when so seated, ye may celebrate the $#ind% fa4our of your 1ord, and say, <Glory to 7im 3ho has sub8ected these to our $use%, for we could ne4er ha4e accom"lished this $by oursel4es%, #'! <And to our 1ord, surely, must we turn bac#=< #(! Eet they attribute to some of 7is ser4ants a share with 7im $in his odhead%= truly is man a blas"hemous in rate a4owed= #)! 3hat= has 7e ta#en dau hters out of what 7e himself creates, and ranted to you sons for choice> #*! 3hen news is brou ht to one of them of $the birth of% what he sets u" as a li#eness to $$Allah%% Most Gracious, his face dar#ens, and he is filled with inward rief= #-! Is then one brou ht u" amon trin#ets, and unable to i4e a clear account in a dis"ute $to be associated with Allah.> #.! And they ma#e into females an els who themsel4es ser4e Allah. Did they witness their creation> !heir e4idence will be recorded, and they will be called to account= %/! $<Ah=<% they say, <If it had been the will of $$Allah%% Most Gracious, we should not ha4e worshi""ed such $deities%=< :f that they ha4e no #nowled e= they do nothin but lie= %#! 3hat= ha4e 3e i4en them a 2oo# before this, to which they are holdin fast> %%! ?ay= they say; <3e found our fathers followin a certain reli ion, and we do uide oursel4es by their footste"s.< %&! Just in the same way, whene4er 3e sent a 3arner before thee to any "eo"le, the wealthy ones amon them said; <3e found our fathers followin a certain reli ion, and we will certainly follow in their footste"s.<

%'! 7e said; <3hat= B4en if I brou ht you better uidance than that which ye found your fathers followin >< !hey said; <9or us, we deny that ye $"ro"hets% are sent $on a mission at all%.< %(! So 3e eCacted retribution from them; now see what was the end of those who re8ected $!ruth%= %)! 2ehold= Abraham said to his father and his "eo"le; <I do indeed clear myself of what ye worshi"; %*! <$I worshi"% only 7im 3ho made me, and 7e will certainly uide me.< %-! And he left it as a 3ord to endure amon those who came after him, that they may turn bac# $to Allah.. %.! Eea, I ha4e i4en the ood thin s of this life to these $men% and their fathers, until the !ruth has come to them, and an a"ostle ma#in thin s clear. &/! 2ut when the !ruth came to them, they said; <!his is sorcery, and we do re8ect it.< &#! Also, they say; <3hy is not this GurDan sent down to some leadin man in either of the two $chief% cities>< &%! Is it they who would "ortion out the Mercy of thy 1ord> It is 3e 3ho "ortion out between them their li4elihood in the life of this world; and 3e raise some of them abo4e others in ran#s, so that some may command wor# from others. 2ut the Mercy of thy 1ord is better than the $wealth% which they amass. &&! And were it not that $all% men mi ht become of one $e4il% way of life, 3e would "ro4ide, for e4eryone that blas"hemes a ainst $$Allah%% Most Gracious, sil4er roofs for their houses and $sil4er% stair@ways on which to o u", &'! And $sil4er% doors to their houses, and thrones $of sil4er% on which they could recline, &(! And also adornments of old. 2ut all this were nothin but con4eniences of the "resent life; !he 7ereafter, in the si ht of thy 1ord is for the 6i hteous. &)! If anyone withdraws himself from remembrance of $$Allah%% Most Gracious, 3e a""oint for him an e4il one, to be an intimate com"anion to him. &*! Such $e4il ones% really hinder them from the Path, but they thin# that they are bein uided ari ht= &-! At len th, when $such a one% comes to 5s, he says $to his e4il com"anion%; <3ould that between me and thee were the distance of Bast and 3est=< Ah= e4il is the com"anion $indeed%=

&.! 3hen ye ha4e done wron , it will a4ail you nothin , that Day, that ye shall be "artners in Punishment= '/! Canst thou then ma#e the deaf to hear, or i4e direction to the blind or to such as $wander% in manifest error> '#! B4en if 3e ta#e thee away, 3e shall be sure to eCact retribution from them, '%! :r 3e shall show thee that $accom"lished% which 3e ha4e "romised them; for 4erily 3e shall "re4ail o4er them. '&! So hold thou fast to the 6e4elation sent down to thee; 4erily thou art on a Strai ht 3ay. ''! !he $GurDan% is indeed the messa e, for thee and for thy "eo"le; and soon shall ye $all% be brou ht to account. '(! And Fuestion thou our a"ostles whom 3e sent before thee; did 3e a""oint any deities other than $$Allah%% Most Gracious, to be worshi""ed> ')! 3e did send Moses aforetime, with :ur Si ns, to Pharaoh and his Chiefs; 7e said, <I am an a"ostle of the 1ord of the 3orlds.< '*! 2ut when he came to them with :ur Si ns, behold they ridiculed them. '-! 3e showed them Si n after Si n, each reater than its fellow, and 3e seiAed them with Punishment, in order that they mi ht turn $to 5s%. '.! And they said, <: thou sorcerer= In4o#e thy 1ord for us accordin to 7is co4enant with thee; for we shall truly acce"t uidance.< (/! 2ut when 3e remo4ed the Penalty from them, behold, they bro#e their word. (#! And Pharaoh "roclaimed amon his "eo"le, sayin ; <: my "eo"le= Does not the dominion of B y"t belon to me, $witness% these streams flowin underneath my $"alace%> 3hat= see ye not then> (%! <Am I not better than this $Moses%, who is a contem"tible wretch and can scarcely eC"ress himself clearly> (&! <!hen why are not old bracelets bestowed on him, or $why% come $not% with him an els accom"anyin him in "rocession>< ('! !hus did he ma#e fools of his "eo"le, and they obeyed him; truly were they a "eo"le rebellious $a ainst Allah..

((! 3hen at len th they "ro4o#ed 5s, 3e eCacted retribution from them, and 3e drowned them all. ()! And 3e made them $a "eo"le% of the Past and an BCam"le to later a es. (*! 3hen $Jesus% the son of Mary is held u" as an eCam"le, behold, thy "eo"le raise a clamour thereat $in ridicule%= (-! And they say, <Are our ods best, or he>< !his they set forth to thee, only by way of dis"utation; yea, they are a contentious "eo"le. (.! 7e was no more than a ser4ant; 3e ranted :ur fa4our to him, and 3e made him an eCam"le to the Children of Israel. )/! And if it were :ur 3ill, 3e could ma#e an els from amon st you, succeedin each other on the earth. )#! And $Jesus% shall be a Si n $for the comin of% the 7our $of Jud ment%; therefore ha4e no doubt about the $7our%, but follow ye Me; this is a Strai ht 3ay. )%! 1et not the B4il :ne hinder you; for he is to you an enemy a4owed. )&! 3hen Jesus came with Clear Si ns, he said; <?ow ha4e I come to you with 3isdom, and in order to ma#e clear to you some of the $"oints% on which ye dis"ute; therefore fear Allah and obey me. )'! <9or Allah, 7e is my 1ord and your 1ord; so worshi" ye 7im; this is a Strai ht 3ay.< )(! 2ut sects from amon themsel4es fell into disa reement; then woe to the wron @ doers, from the Penalty of a Grie4ous Day= ))! Do they only wait for the 7our @ that it should come on them all of a sudden, while they "ercei4e not> )*! 9riends on that day will be foes, one to another,@ eCce"t the 6i hteous. )-! My de4otees= no fear shall be on you that Day, nor shall ye rie4e,@ ).! $2ein % those who ha4e belie4ed in :ur Si ns and bowed $their wills to :urs% in Islam. */! Bnter ye the Garden, ye and your wi4es, in $beauty and% re8oicin . *#! !o them will be "assed round, dishes and oblets of old; there will be there all that the souls could desire, all that their ayes could deli ht in; and ye shall abide therein $for eye%.

*%! Such will be the Garden of which ye are made heirs for your $ ood% deeds $in life%. *&! Ee shall ha4e therein abundance of fruit, from which ye shall ha4e satisfaction. *'! !he sinners will be in the Punishment of 7ell, to dwell therein $for aye%; *(! ?owise will the $Punishment% be li htened for them, and in des"air will they be there o4erwhelmed. *)! ?owise shall 3e be un8ust to them; but it is they who ha4e been un8ust themsel4es. **! !hey will cry; <: Mali#= would that thy 1ord "ut an end to us=< 7e will say, <?ay, but ye shall abide=< *-! Ierily 3e ha4e brou ht the !ruth to you; but most of you ha4e a hatred for !ruth. *.! 3hat= ha4e they settled some "lan $amon themsel4es%> 2ut it is 3e 3ho settle thin s. -/! :r do they thin# that 3e hear not their secrets and their "ri4ate counsels> Indeed $3e do%, and :ur messen ers are by them, to record. -#! Say; <If $$Allah%% Most Gracious had a son, I would be the first to worshi".< -%! Glory to the 1ord of the hea4ens and the earth, the 1ord of the !hrone $of Authority%= $7e is free% from the thin s they attribute $to him%= -&! So lea4e them to babble and "lay $with 4anities% until they meet that Day of theirs, which they ha4e been "romised. -'! It is 7e 3ho is Allah in hea4en and Allah on earth; and 7e is full of 3isdom and Hnowled e. -(! And blessed is 7e to 3hom belon s the dominion of the hea4ens and the earth, and all between them; with 7im is the Hnowled e of the 7our $of Jud ment%; and to 7im shall ye be brou ht bac#. -)! And those whom they in4o#e besides Allah ha4e no "ower of intercession;@ only he who bears witness to the !ruth, and they #now $him%. -*! If thou as# them, who created them, they will certainly say, Allah. 7ow then are they deluded away $from the !ruth%> --! $$Allah% has #nowled e% of the $Pro"hetDs% cry, <: my 1ord= !ruly these are "eo"le who will not belie4e=<

-.! 2ut turn away from them, and say <Peace=< 2ut soon shall they #now=

"urah ''! "mo5e
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In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
#! 7a@Mim. %! 2y the 2oo# that ma#es thin s clear;@ &! 3e sent it down durin a 2lessed ?i ht; for 3e $e4er% wish to warn $a ainst B4il%. '! In the $?i ht% is made distinct e4ery affair of wisdom, (! 2y command, from :ur Presence. 9or 3e $e4er% send $re4elations%, )! As Mercy from thy 1ord; for 7e hears and #nows $all thin s%; *! !he 1ord of the hea4ens and the earth and all between them, if ye $but% ha4e an assured faith. -! !here is no od but 7e; It is 7e 3ho i4es life and i4es death,@ !he 1ord and Cherisher to you and your earliest ancestors. .! Eet they "lay about in doubt. #/! !hen watch thou for the Day that the s#y will brin forth a #ind of smo#e $or mist% "lainly 4isible, ##! Bn4elo"in the "eo"le; this will be a Penalty Grie4ous. #%! $!hey will say;% <:ur 1ord= remo4e the Penalty from us, for we do really belie4e=< #&! 7ow shall the messa e be $effectual% for them, seein that an Messen er eC"lainin thin s clearly has $already% come to them,@ #'! Eet they turn away from him and say; <!utored $by others%, a man "ossessed=<

#(! 3e shall indeed remo4e the Penalty for a while, $but% truly ye will re4ert $to your ways%. #)! :ne day 3e shall seiAe you with a mi hty onslau ht; 3e will indeed $then% eCact 6etribution= #*! 3e did, before them, try the "eo"le of Pharaoh; there came to them an a"ostle most honourable, #-! Sayin ; <6estore to me the Ser4ants of Allah. I am to you an a"ostle worthy of all trust; #.! <And be not arro ant as a ainst Allah. for I come to you with authority manifest. %/! <9or me, I ha4e sou ht safety with my 1ord and your 1ord, a ainst your in8urin me. %#! <If ye belie4e me not, at least #ee" yoursel4es away from me.< %%! $2ut they were a ressi4e;% then he cried to his 1ord; <!hese are indeed a "eo"le i4en to sin.< %&! $!he re"ly came;% <March forth with My Ser4ants by ni ht; for ye are sure to be "ursued. %'! <And lea4e the sea as a furrow $di4ided%; for they are a host $destined% to be drowned.< %(! 7ow many were the ardens and s"rin s they left behind, %)! And corn@fields and noble buildin s, %*! And wealth $and con4eniences of life%, wherein they had ta#en such deli ht= %-! !hus $was their end%= And 3e made other "eo"le inherit $those thin s%= %.! And neither hea4en nor earth shed a tear o4er them; nor were they i4en a res"ite $a ain%. &/! 3e did deli4er aforetime the Children of Israel from humiliatin Punishment, &#! Inflicted by Pharaoh, for he was arro ant $e4en% amon inordinate trans ressors. &%! And 3e chose them aforetime abo4e the nations, #nowin ly, &&! And ranted them Si ns in which there was a manifest trial

&'! As to these $Guraish%, they say forsooth; &(! <!here is nothin beyond our first death, and we shall not be raised a ain. &)! <!hen brin $bac#% our forefathers, if what ye say is true=< &*! 3hat= Are they better than the "eo"le of !ubba and those who were before them> 3e destroyed them because they were uilty of sin. &-! 3e created not the hea4ens, the earth, and all between them, merely in $idle% s"ort; &.! 3e created them not eCce"t for 8ust ends; but most of them do not understand. '/! Ierily the Day of sortin out is the time a""ointed for all of them,@ '#! !he Day when no "rotector can a4ail his client in au ht, and no hel" can they recei4e, '%! BCce"t such as recei4e Allah.s Mercy; for 7e is BCalted in Mi ht, Most Merciful. '&! Ierily the tree of JaFFum ''! 3ill be the food of the Sinful,@ '(! 1i#e molten brass; it will boil in their insides. ')! 1i#e the boilin of scaldin water. '*! $A 4oice will cry; <SeiAe ye him and dra him into the midst of the 2laAin 9ire= '-! <!hen "our o4er his head the Penalty of 2oilin 3ater, '.! <!aste thou $this%= !ruly wast thou mi hty, full of honour= (/! <!ruly this is what ye used to doubt=< (#! As to the 6i hteous $they will be% in a "osition of Security, (%! Amon Gardens and S"rin s; (&! Dressed in fine sil# and in rich brocade, they will face each other; ('! So; and 3e shall 8oin them to Com"anions with beautiful, bi , and lustrous eyes. ((! !here can they call for e4ery #ind of fruit in "eace and security;

()! ?or will they there taste Death, eCce"t the first death; and 7e will "reser4e them from the Penalty of the 2laAin 9ire,@ (*! As a 2ounty from thy 1ord= that will be the su"reme achie4ement= (-! Ierily, 3e ha4e made this $GurDan% easy, in thy ton ue, in order that they may i4e heed. (.! So wait thou and watch; for they $too% are waitin .

"urah '(! +rouchin
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In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
#! 7a@Mim. %! !he re4elation of the 2oo# is from Allah the BCalted in Power, 9ull of 3isdom. &! Ierily in the hea4ens and the earth, are Si ns for those who belie4e. '! And in the creation of yoursel4es and the fact that animals are scattered $throu h the earth%, are Si ns for those of assured 9aith. (! And in the alternation of ?i ht and Day, and the fact that Allah sends down Sustenance from the s#y, and re4i4es therewith the earth after its death, and in the chan e of the winds,@ are Si ns for those that are wise. )! Such are the Si ns of Allah, which 3e rehearse to thee in !ruth; then in what eC"osition will they belie4e after $re8ectin % Allah and 7is Si ns> *! 3oe to each sinful dealer in 9alsehoods; -! 7e hears the Si ns of Allah rehearsed to him, yet is obstinate and lofty, as if he had not heard them; then announce to him a Penalty Grie4ous= .! And when he learns somethin of :ur Si ns, he ta#es them in 8est; for such there will be a humiliatin Penalty.

#/! In front of them is 7ell; and of no "rofit to them is anythin they may ha4e earned, nor any "rotectors they may ha4e ta#en to themsel4es besides Allah. for them is a tremendous Penalty. ##! !his is $true% Guidance and for those who re8ect the Si ns of their 1ord, is a rie4ous Penalty of abomination. #%! It is Allah 3ho has sub8ected the sea to you, that shi"s may sail throu h it by 7is command, that ye may see# of his 2ounty, and that ye may be rateful. #&! And 7e has sub8ected to you, as from 7im, all that is in the hea4ens and on earth; 2ehold, in that are Si ns indeed for those who reflect. #'! !ell those who belie4e, to for i4e those who do not loo# forward to the Days of Allah. It is for 7im to recom"ense $for ood or ill% each Peo"le accordin to what they ha4e earned. #(! If any one does a ri hteous deed, it ensures to the benefit of his own soul; if he does e4il, it wor#s a ainst $his own soul%. In the end will ye $all% be brou ht bac# to your 1ord. #)! 3e did aforetime rant to the Children of Israel the 2oo# the Power of Command, and Pro"hethood; 3e a4e them, for Sustenance, thin s ood and "ure; and 3e fa4oured them abo4e the nations. #*! And 3e ranted them Clear Si ns in affairs $of 6eli ion%; it was only after #nowled e had been ranted to them that they fell into schisms, throu h insolent en4y amon themsel4es. Ierily thy 1ord will 8ud e between them on the Day of Jud ment as to those matters in which they set u" differences. #-! !hen 3e "ut thee on the $ri ht% 3ay of 6eli ion; so follow thou that $3ay%, and follow not the desires of those who #now not. #.! !hey will be of no use to thee in the si ht of Allah. it is only 3ron @doers $that stand as% "rotectors, one to another; but Allah is the Protector of the 6i hteous. %/! !hese are clear e4idences to men and a Guidance and Mercy to those of assured 9aith. %#! 3hat= Do those who see# after e4il ways thin# that 3e shall hold them eFual with those who belie4e and do ri hteous deeds,@ that eFual will be their life and their death> Ill is the 8ud ment that they ma#e. %%! Allah created the hea4ens and the earth for 8ust ends, and in order that each soul may find the recom"ense of what it has earned, and none of them be wron ed.

%&! !hen seest thou such a one as ta#es as his od his own 4ain desire> Allah has, #nowin $him as such%, left him astray, and sealed his hearin and his heart $and understandin %, and "ut a co4er on his si ht. 3ho, then, will uide him after Allah $has withdrawn Guidance%> 3ill ye not then recei4e admonition> %'! And they say; <3hat is there but our life in this world> 3e shall die and we li4e, and nothin but time can destroy us.< 2ut of that they ha4e no #nowled e; they merely con8ecture; %(! And when :ur Clear Si ns are rehearsed to them their ar ument is nothin but this; !hey say, <2rin $bac#% our forefathers, if what ye say is true=< %)! Say; <It is Allah 3ho i4es you life, then i4es you death; then 7e will ather you to ether for the Day of Jud ment about which there is no doubt<; 2ut most men do not understand. %*! !o Allah belon s the dominion of the hea4ens and the earth, and the Day that the 7our of Jud ment is established,@ that Day will the dealers in 9alsehood "erish= %-! And thou wilt see e4ery sect bowin the #nee; B4ery sect will be called to its 6ecord; <!his Day shall ye be recom"ensed for all that ye did= %.! <!his :ur 6ecord s"ea#s about you with truth; 9or 3e were wont to "ut on 6ecord all that ye did.< &/! !hen, as to those who belie4ed and did ri hteous deeds, their 1ord will admit them to 7is Mercy that will be the achie4ement for all to see. &#! 2ut as to those who re8ected Allah, $to them will be said%; <3ere not :ur Si ns rehearsed to you> 2ut ye were arro ant, and were a "eo"le i4en to sin= &%! <And when it was said that the "romise of Allah was true, and that the 7our@ there was no doubt about its $comin %, ye used to say, D3e #now not what is the hour; we only thin# it is an idea, and we ha4e no firm assurance.D< &&! !hen will a""ear to them the e4il $fruits% of what they did, and they will be com"letely encircled by that which they used to moc# at= &'! It will also be said; <!his Day 3e will for et you as ye for ot the meetin of this Day of yours= and your abode is the 9ire, and no hel"ers ha4e ye= &(! <!his, because ye used to ta#e the Si ns of Allah in 8est, and the life of the world decei4ed you;< $9rom% that Day, therefore, they shall not be ta#en out thence, nor shall they be recei4ed into Grace.

&)! !hen Praise be to Allah, 1ord of the hea4ens and 1ord of the earth,@ 1ord and Cherisher of all the 3orlds= &*! !o 7im be lory throu hout the hea4ens and the earth; and 7e is BCalted in Power, 9ull of 3isdom=

"urah ')! The 2ind:cur4ed "andhills, The 8unes
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In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
#! 7a@Mim. %! !he 6e4elation of the 2oo# is from Allah the BCalted in Power, 9ull of 3isdom. &! 3e created not the hea4ens and the earth and all between them but for 8ust ends, and for a !erm A""ointed; 2ut those who re8ect 9aith turn away from that whereof they are warned. '! Say; <Do ye see what it is ye in4o#e besides Allah. Show me what it is they ha4e created on earth, or ha4e they a share in the hea4ens brin me a boo# $re4ealed% before this, or any remnant of #nowled e $ye may ha4e%, if ye are tellin the truth= (! And who is more astray than one who in4o#es besides Allah, such as will not answer him to the Day of Jud ment, and who $in fact% are unconscious of their call $to them%> )! And when man#ind are athered to ether $at the 6esurrection%, they will be hostile to them and re8ect their worshi" $alto ether%= *! 3hen :ur Clear Si ns are rehearsed to them, the 5nbelie4ers say, of the !ruth when it comes to them; <!his is e4ident sorcery=< -! :r do they say, <7e has for ed it<> Say; <7ad I for ed it, then can ye obtain no sin le $blessin % for me from Allah. 7e #nows best of that whereof ye tal# $so libly%= Bnou h is 7e for a witness between me and you= And he is :ft@9or i4in , Most Merciful.< .! Say; <I am no brin er of new@fan led doctrine amon the a"ostles, nor do I #now what will be done with me or with you. I follow but that which is re4ealed to me by ins"iration; I am but a 3arner o"en and clear.<

#/! Say; <See ye> If $this teachin % be from Allah, and ye re8ect it, and a witness from amon the Children of Israel testifies to its similarity $with earlier scri"ture%, and has belie4ed while ye are arro ant, $how un8ust ye are=% truly, Allah uides not a "eo"le un8ust.< ##! !he 5nbelie4ers say of those who belie4e; <If $this Messa e% were a ood thin , $such men% would not ha4e one to it first, before us=< And seein that they uide not themsel4es thereby, they will say, <this is an $old,% falsehood=< #%! And before this, was the 2oo# of Moses as a uide and a mercy; And this 2oo# confirms $it% in the Arabic ton ue; to admonish the un8ust, and as Glad !idin s to those who do ri ht. #&! Ierily those who say, <:ur 1ord is Allah,< and remain firm $on that Path%,@ on them shall be no fear, nor shall they rie4e. #'! Such shall be Com"anions of the Gardens, dwellin therein $for aye%; a recom"ense for their $ ood% deeds. #(! 3e ha4e en8oined on man #indness to his "arents; In "ain did his mother bear him, and in "ain did she i4e him birth. !he carryin of the $child% to his weanin is $a "eriod of% thirty months. At len th, when he reaches the a e of full stren th and attains forty years, he says, <: my 1ord= Grant me that I may be rateful for !hy fa4our which !hou has bestowed u"on me, and u"on both my "arents, and that I may wor# ri hteousness such as !hou mayest a""ro4e; and be racious to me in my issue. !ruly ha4e I turned to !hee and truly do I bow $to !hee% in Islam.< #)! Such are they from whom 3e shall acce"t the best of their deeds and "ass by their ill deeds; $!hey shall be% amon the Com"anions of the Garden; a "romise= of truth, which was made to them $in this life%. #*! 2ut $there is one% who says to his "arents, <9ie on you= Do ye hold out the "romise to me that I shall be raised u", e4en thou h enerations ha4e "assed before me $without risin a ain%>< And they two see# Allah.s aid, $and rebu#e the son%; <3oe to thee= 7a4e faith= for the "romise of Allah is true.< 2ut he says, <!his is nothin but tales of the ancients=< #-! Such are they a ainst whom is "ro4ed the sentence amon the "re4ious enerations of Jinns and men, that ha4e "assed away; for they will be $utterly% lost. #.! And to all are $assi ned% de rees accordin to the deeds which they $ha4e done%, and in order that $$Allah%% may recom"ense their deeds, and no in8ustice be done to them. %/! And on the Day that the 5nbelie4ers will be "laced before the 9ire, $It will be said to them%; <Ee recei4ed your ood thin s in the life of the world, and ye too# your "leasure

out of them; but today shall ye be recom"ensed with a Penalty of humiliation; for that ye were arro ant on earth without 8ust cause, and that ye $e4er% trans ressed.< %#! Mention $7ud% one of DAdDs $own% brethren; 2ehold, he warned his "eo"le about the windin Sand@tracts; but there ha4e been warners before him and after him; <3orshi" ye none other than Allah. !ruly I fear for you the Penalty of a Mi hty Day.< %%! !hey said; <7ast thou come in order to turn us aside from our ods> !hen brin u"on us the $calamity% with which thou dost threaten us, if thou art tellin the truth>< %&! 7e said; <!he Hnowled e $of when it will come% is only with Allah. I "roclaim to you the mission on which I ha4e been sent; 2ut I see that ye are a "eo"le in i norance=<.. %'! !hen, when they saw the $Penalty in the sha"e of% a cloud tra4ersin the s#y, comin to meet their 4alleys, they said, <!his cloud will i4e us rain=< <?ay, it is the $Calamity% ye were as#in to be hastened=@ A wind wherein is a Grie4ous Penalty= %(! <B4erythin will it destroy by the command of its 1ord=< !hen by the mornin they @ nothin was to be seen but $the ruins of% their houses= thus do 3e recom"ense those i4en to sin= %)! And 3e had firmly established them in a $"ros"erity and% "ower which 3e ha4e not i4en to you $ye Guraish=% and 3e had endowed them with $faculties of% hearin , seein , heart and intellect; but of no "rofit to them were their $faculties of% hearin , si ht, and heart and intellect, when they went on re8ectin the Si ns of Allah. and they were $com"letely% encircled by that which they used to moc# at= %*! 3e destroyed aforetime "o"ulations round about you; and 3e ha4e shown the Si ns in 4arious ways, that they may turn $to 5s%. %-! 3hy then was no hel" forthcomin to them from those whom they worshi""ed as ods, besides Allah, as a means of access $to Allah.> ?ay, they left them in the lurch; but that was their falsehood and their in4ention. %.! 2ehold, 3e turned towards thee a com"any of Jinns $Fuietly% listenin to the GurDan; when they stood in the "resence thereof, they said, <1isten in silence=< 3hen the $readin % was finished, they returned to their "eo"le, to warn $them of their sins%. &/! !hey said, <: our "eo"le= 3e ha4e heard a 2oo# re4ealed after Moses, confirmin what came before it; it uides $men% to the !ruth and to a Strai ht Path. &#! <: our "eo"le, hear#en to the one who in4ites $you% to Allah, and belie4e in him; 7e will for i4e you your faults, and deli4er you from a Penalty Grie4ous.

&%! <If any does not hear#en to the one who in4ites $us% to Allah, he cannot frustrate $$Allah%Ds Plan% on earth, and no "rotectors can he ha4e besides Allah. such men $wander% in manifest error.< &&! See they not that Allah, 3ho created the hea4ens and the earth, and ne4er wearied with their creation, is able to i4e life to the dead> Eea, 4erily 7e has "ower o4er all thin s. &'! And on the Day that the 5nbelie4ers will be "laced before the 9ire, $they will be as#ed,% <Is this not the !ruth>< they will say, <Eea, by our 1ord=< $:ne will say;% <!hen taste ye the Penalty, for that ye were wont to deny $!ruth%=< &(! !herefore "atiently "erse4ere, as did $all% a"ostles of infleCible "ur"ose; and be in no haste about the $5nbelie4ers%. :n the Day that they see the $Punishment% "romised them, $it will be% as if they had not tarried more than an hour in a sin le day. $!hine but% to "roclaim the Messa e; but shall any be destroyed eCce"t those who trans ress>

"urah '*! =uhammad
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In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
#! !hose who re8ect Allah and hinder $men% from the Path of Allah,@ their deeds will Allah render astray $from their mar#%. %! 2ut those who belie4e and wor# deeds of ri hteousness, and belie4e in the $6e4elation% sent down to Muhammad @ for it is the !ruth from their 1ord,@ 7e will remo4e from them their ills and im"ro4e their condition. &! !his because those who re8ect Allah follow 4anities, while those who belie4e follow the !ruth from their 1ord; !hus does Allah set forth for men their lessons by similitudes. '! !herefore, when ye meet the 5nbelie4ers $in fi ht%, smite at their nec#s; At len th, when ye ha4e thorou hly subdued them, bind a bond firmly $on them%; thereafter $is the time for% either enerosity or ransom; 5ntil the war lays down its burdens. !hus $are ye commanded%; but if it had been Allah.s 3ill, 7e could certainly ha4e eCacted retribution from them $7imself%; but $7e lets you fi ht% in order to test you, some with others. 2ut those who are slain in the 3ay of Allah,@ 7e will ne4er let their deeds be lost. (! Soon will 7e uide them and im"ro4e their condition,

)! And admit them to the Garden which 7e has announced for them. *! : ye who belie4e= If ye will aid $the cause of% Allah, 7e will aid you, and "lant your feet firmly. -! 2ut those who re8ect $$Allah%%,@ for them is destruction, and $$Allah%% will render their deeds astray $from their mar#%. .! !hat is because they hate the 6e4elation of Allah. so 7e has made their deeds fruitless. #/! Do they not tra4el throu h the earth, and see what was the Bnd of those before them $who did e4il%> Allah brou ht utter destruction on them, and similar $fates await% those who re8ect Allah. ##! !hat is because Allah is the Protector of those who belie4e, but those who re8ect Allah ha4e no "rotector. #%! Ierily Allah will admit those who belie4e and do ri hteous deeds, to Gardens beneath which ri4ers flow; while those who re8ect Allah will en8oy $this world% and eat as cattle eat; and the 9ire will be their abode. #&! And how many cities, with more "ower than thy city which has dri4en thee out, ha4e 3e destroyed $for their sins%> and there was none to aid them. #'! Is then one who is on a clear $Path% from his 1ord, no better than one to whom the e4il of his conduct seems "leasin , and such as follow their own lusts> #(! $7ere is% a Parable of the Garden which the ri hteous are "romised; in it are ri4ers of water incorru"tible; ri4ers of mil# of which the taste ne4er chan es; ri4ers of wine, a 8oy to those who drin#; and ri4ers of honey "ure and clear. In it there are for them all #inds of fruits; and Grace from their 1ord. $Can those in such 2liss% be com"ared to such as shall dwell for e4er in the 9ire, and be i4en, to drin#, boilin water, so that it cuts u" their bowels $to "ieces%> #)! And amon them are men who listen to thee, but in the end, when they o out from thee, they say to those who ha4e recei4ed Hnowled e, <3hat is it he said 8ust then>< Such are men whose hearts Allah has sealed, and who follow their own lusts. #*! 2ut to those who recei4e Guidance, 7e increases the $li ht of% Guidance, and bestows on them their Piety and 6estraint $from e4il%. #-! Do they then only wait for the 7our,@ that it should come on them of a sudden> 2ut already ha4e come some to#ens thereof, and when it $actually% is on them, how can they benefit then by their admonition>

#.! Hnow, therefore, that there is no od but Allah, and as# for i4eness for thy fault, and for the men and women who belie4e; for Allah #nows how ye mo4e about and how ye dwell in your homes. %/! !hose who belie4e say, <3hy is not a sura sent down $for us%>< 2ut when a sura of basic or cate orical meanin is re4ealed, and fi htin is mentioned therein, thou wilt see those in whose hearts is a disease loo#in at thee with a loo# of one in swoon at the a""roach of death. 2ut more fittin for them@ %#! 3ere it to obey and say what is 8ust, and when a matter is resol4ed on, it were best for them if they were true to Allah. %%! !hen, is it to be eC"ected of you, if ye were "ut in authority, that ye will do mischief in the land, and brea# your ties of #ith and #in> %&! Such are the men whom Allah has cursed for 7e has made them deaf and blinded their si ht. %'! Do they not then earnestly see# to understand the GurDan, or are their hearts loc#ed u" by them> %(! !hose who turn bac# as a"ostates after Guidance was clearly shown to them,@ the B4il :ne has insti ated them and busied them u" with false ho"es. %)! !his, because they said to those who hate what Allah has re4ealed, <3e will obey you in "art of $this% matter<; but Allah #nows their $inner% secrets. %*! 2ut how $will it be% when the an els ta#e their souls at death, and smite their faces and their bac#s> %-! !his because they followed that which called forth the 3rath of Allah, and they hated Allah.s ood "leasure; so 7e made their deeds of no effect. %.! :r do those in whose hearts is a disease, thin# that Allah will not brin to li ht all their rancour> &/! 7ad 3e so wiled, 3e could ha4e shown them u" to thee, and thou shouldst ha4e #nown them by their mar#s; but surely thou wilt #now them by the tone of their s"eech= And Allah #nows all that ye do. &#! And 3e shall try you until 3e test those amon you who stri4e their utmost and "erse4ere in "atience; and 3e shall try your re"orted $mettle%. &%! !hose who re8ect Allah, hinder $men% from the Path of Allah, and resist the Messen er, after Guidance has been clearly shown to them, will not in8ure Allah in the least, but 7e will ma#e their deeds of no effect.

&&! : ye who belie4e= :bey Allah, and obey the a"ostle, and ma#e not 4ain your deeds= &'! !hose who re8ect Allah, and hinder $men% from the Path of Allah, then die re8ectin Allah,@ Allah will not for i4e them. &(! 2e not weary and faint@hearted, cryin for "eace, when ye should be u""ermost; for Allah is with you, and will ne4er "ut you in loss for your $ ood% deeds. &)! !he life of this world is but "lay and amusement; and if ye belie4e and uard a ainst B4il, 7e will rant you your recom"ense, and will not as# you $to i4e u"% your "ossessions. &*! If 7e were to as# you for all of them, and "ress you, ye would co4etously withhold, and 7e would brin out all your ill@feelin . &-! 2ehold, ye are those in4ited to s"end $of your substance% in the 3ay of Allah. 2ut amon you are some that are ni ardly. 2ut any who are ni ardly are so at the eC"ense of their own souls. 2ut Allah is free of all wants, and it is ye that are needy. If ye turn bac# $from the Path%, 7e will substitute in your stead another "eo"le; then they would not be li#e you=

"urah '-! Cictory, +on@uest
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In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
#! Ierily 3e ha4e ranted thee a manifest Iictory; %! !hat Allah may for i4e thee thy faults of the "ast and those to follow; fulfil 7is fa4our to thee; and uide thee on the Strai ht 3ay; &! And that Allah may hel" thee with "owerful hel". '! It is 7e 3ho sent down tranFuillity into the hearts of the 2elie4ers, that they may add faith to their faith;@ for to Allah belon the 9orces of the hea4ens and the earth; and Allah is 9ull of Hnowled e and 3isdom;@ (! !hat 7e may admit the men and women who belie4e, to Gardens beneath which ri4ers flow, to dwell therein for aye, and remo4e their ills from them;@ and that is, in the si ht of Allah, the hi hest achie4ement $for man%,@

)! And that 7e may "unish the 7y"ocrites, men and women, and the Polytheists men and women, who ima ine an e4il o"inion of Allah. :n them is a round of B4il; the 3rath of Allah is on them; 7e has cursed them and ot 7ell ready for them; and e4il is it for a destination. *! 9or to Allah belon the 9orces of the hea4ens and the earth; and Allah is BCalted in Power, 9ull of 3isdom. -! 3e ha4e truly sent thee as a witness, as a brin er of Glad !idin s, and as a 3arner; .! In order that ye $: men% may belie4e in Allah and 7is Messen er, that ye may assist and honour 7im, and celebrate 7is "raise mornin and e4enin . #/! Ierily those who "li ht their fealty to thee do no less than "li ht their fealty to Allah. the 7and of Allah is o4er their hands; then any one who 4iolates his oath, does so to the harm of his own soul, and any one who fulfils what he has co4enanted with Allah,@ Allah will soon rant him a reat 6eward. ##! !he desert Arabs who la ed behind will say to thee; <3e were en a ed in $loo#in after% our floc#s and herds, and our families; do thou then as# for i4eness for us.< !hey say with their ton ues what is not in their hearts. Say; <3ho then has any "ower at all $to inter4ene% on your behalf with Allah, if 7is 3ill is to i4e you some loss or to i4e you some "rofit> 2ut Allah is well acFuainted with all that ye do. #%! <?ay, ye thou ht that the Messen er and the 2elie4ers would ne4er return to their families; this seemed "leasin in your hearts, and ye concei4ed an e4il thou ht, for ye are a "eo"le lost $in wic#edness%.< #&! And if any belie4e not in Allah and 7is Messen er, 3e ha4e "re"ared, for those who re8ect Allah, a 2laAin 9ire= #'! !o Allah belon s the dominion of the hea4ens and the earth; 7e for i4es whom 7e wills, and 7e "unishes whom 7e wills; but Allah is :ft@9or i4in , Most Merciful. #(! !hose who la ed behind $will say%, when ye $are free to% march and ta#e booty $in war%; <Permit us to follow you.< !hey wish to chan e Allah.s decree; Say; <?ot thus will ye follow us; Allah has already declared $this% beforehand<; then they will say, <2ut ye are 8ealous of us.< ?ay, but little do they understand $such thin s%. #)! Say to the desert Arabs who la ed behind; <Ee shall be summoned $to fi ht% a ainst a "eo"le i4en to 4ehement war; then shall ye fi ht, or they shall submit. !hen if ye show obedience, Allah will rant you a oodly reward, but if ye turn bac# as ye did before, 7e will "unish you with a rie4ous Penalty.< #*! ?o blame is there on the blind, nor is there blame on the lame, nor on one ill $if he 8oins not the war%; 2ut he that obeys Allah and his Messen er,@ $$Allah%% will admit him

to Gardens beneath which ri4ers flow; and he who turns bac#, $$Allah%% will "unish him with a rie4ous Penalty. #-! Allah.s Good Pleasure was on the 2elie4ers when they swore 9ealty to thee under the !ree; 7e #new what was in their hearts, and 7e sent down !ranFuillity to them; and 7e rewarded them with a s"eedy Iictory; #.! And many ains will they acFuire $besides%; and Allah is BCalted in Power, 9ull of 3isdom. %/! Allah has "romised you many ains that ye shall acFuire, and 7e has i4en you these beforehand; and 7e has restrained the hands of men from you; that it may be a Si n for the 2elie4ers, and that 7e may uide you to a Strai ht Path; %#! And other ains $there are%, which are not within your "ower, but which Allah has com"assed; and Allah has "ower o4er all thin s. %%! If the 5nbelie4ers should fi ht you, they would certainly turn their bac#s; then would they find neither "rotector nor hel"er. %&! $Such has been% the "ractice $a""ro4ed% of Allah already in the "ast; no chan e wilt thou find in the "ractice $a""ro4ed% of Allah. %'! And it is 7e 3ho has restrained their hands from you and your hands from them in the midst of Ma##a, after that 7e a4e you the 4ictory o4er them. And Allah sees well all that ye do. %(! !hey are the ones who denied 6e4elation and hindered you from the Sacred MosFue and the sacrificial animals, detained from reachin their "lace of sacrifice. 7ad there not been belie4in men and belie4in women whom ye did not #now that ye were tram"lin down and on whose account a crime would ha4e accrued to you without $your% #nowled e, $$Allah% would ha4e allowed you to force your way, but 7e held bac# your hands% that 7e may admit to 7is Mercy whom 7e will. If they had been a"art, 3e should certainly ha4e "unished the 5nbelie4ers amon them with a rie4ous Punishment. %)! 3hile the 5nbelie4ers ot u" in their hearts heat and cant @ the heat and cant of i norance,@ Allah sent down 7is !ranFuillity to his Messen er and to the 2elie4ers, and made them stic# close to the command of self@restraint; and well were they entitled to it and worthy of it. And Allah has full #nowled e of all thin s. %*! !ruly did Allah fulfil the 4ision for 7is Messen er. ye shall enter the Sacred MosFue, if Allah wills, with minds secure, heads sha4ed, hair cut short, and without fear. 9or 7e #new what ye #new not, and 7e ranted, besides this, a s"eedy 4ictory. %-! It is 7e 3ho has sent 7is Messen er with Guidance and the 6eli ion of !ruth, to "roclaim it o4er all reli ion; and enou h is Allah for a 3itness.

%.! Muhammad is the a"ostle of Allah. and those who are with him are stron a ainst 5nbelie4ers, $but% com"assionate amon st each other. !hou wilt see them bow and "rostrate themsel4es $in "rayer%, see#in Grace from Allah and $7is% Good Pleasure. :n their faces are their mar#s, $bein % the traces of their "rostration. !his is their similitude in the !aurat; and their similitude in the Gos"el is; li#e a seed which sends forth its blade, then ma#es it stron ; it then becomes thic#, and it stands on its own stem, $fillin % the sowers with wonder and deli ht. As a result, it fills the 5nbelie4ers with ra e at them. Allah has "romised those amon them who belie4e and do ri hteous deeds for i4eness, and a reat 6eward.

"urah '.! The >ri4ate Apartments, The 1nner Apartments
In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
#! : Ee who belie4e= Put not yoursel4es forward before Allah and 7is Messen er. but fear Allah. for Allah is 7e 3ho hears and #nows all thin s. %! : ye who belie4e= 6aise not your 4oices abo4e the 4oice of the Pro"het, nor s"ea# aloud to him in tal#, as ye may s"ea# aloud to one another, lest your deeds become 4ain and ye "ercei4e not. &! !hose that lower their 4oices in the "resence of Allah.s Messen er,@ their hearts has Allah tested for "iety; for them is 9or i4eness and a reat 6eward. '! !hose who shout out to thee from without the inner a"artments @ most of them lac# understandin . (! If only they had "atience until thou couldst come out to them, it would be best for them; but Allah is :ft@9or i4in , Most Merciful. )! : ye who belie4e= If a wic#ed "erson comes to you with any news, ascertain the truth, lest ye harm "eo"le unwittin ly, and afterwards become full of re"entance for what ye ha4e done. *! And #now that amon you is Allah.s Messen er. were he, in many matters, to follow your $wishes%, ye would certainly fall into misfortune; 2ut Allah has endeared the 9aith to you, and has made it beautiful in your hearts, and 7e has made hateful to you 5nbelief, wic#edness, and rebellion; such indeed are those who wal# in ri hteousness;@ -! A Grace and 9a4our from Allah. and Allah is full of Hnowled e and 3isdom.

.! If two "arties amon the 2elie4ers fall into a Fuarrel, ma#e ye "eace between them; but if one of them trans resses beyond bounds a ainst the other then fi ht ye $all% a ainst the one that trans resses until it com"lies with the command of Allah; but if it com"lies then ma#e "eace between them with 8ustice and be fair; for Allah lo4es those who are fair $and 8ust%. #/! !he 2elie4ers are but a sin le 2rotherhood; So ma#e "eace and reconciliation between your two $contendin % brothers; and fear Allah, that ye may recei4e Mercy. ##! : ye who belie4e= 1et not some men amon you lau h at others; It may be that the $latter% are better than the $former%; ?or let some women lau h at others; It may be that the $latter are better than the $former%; ?or defame nor be sarcastic to each other, nor call each other by $offensi4e% nic#names; Ill@seemin is a name connotin wic#edness, $to be used of one% after he has belie4ed; And those who do not desist are $indeed% doin wron . #%! : ye who belie4e= A4oid sus"icion as much $as "ossible%; for sus"icion in some cases is a sin; And s"y not on each other behind their bac#s. 3ould any of you li#e to eat the flesh of his dead brother> ?ay, ye would abhor it...2ut fear Allah. 9or Allah is :ft@ 6eturnin , Most Merciful. #&! : man#ind= 3e created you from a sin le $"air% of a male and a female, and made you into nations and tribes, that ye may #now each other $not that ye may des"ise $each other%. Ierily the most honoured of you in the si ht of Allah is $he who is% the most ri hteous of you. And Allah has full #nowled e and is well acFuainted $with all thin s%. #'! !he desert Arabs say, <3e belie4e.< Say, <Ee ha4e no faith; but ye $only%say, D3e ha4e submitted our wills to Allah,D 9or not yet has 9aith entered your hearts. 2ut if ye obey Allah and 7is Messen er, 7e will not belittle au ht of your deeds; for Allah is :ft@ 9or i4in , Most Merciful.< #(! :nly those are 2elie4ers who ha4e belie4ed in Allah and 7is Messen er, and ha4e ne4er since doubted, but ha4e stri4en with their belon in s and their "ersons in the Cause of Allah. Such are the sincere ones, 3ere 3e then weary with the first Creation, that they should be in confused doubt about a new Creation> #)! Say; <3hat= 3ill ye instruct Allah about your reli ion> 2ut Allah #nows all that is in the hea4ens and on earth; 7e has full #nowled e of all thin s. #*! !hey im"ress on thee as a fa4our that they ha4e embraced Islam. Say, <Count not your Islam as a fa4our u"on me; ?ay, Allah has conferred a fa4our u"on you that 7e has uided you to the faith, if ye be true and sincere. #-! <Ierily Allah #nows the secrets of the hea4ens and the earth; and Allah Sees well all that ye do.<

"urah (/! Qaf, (the 3etter), ( Q )
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In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
#! Gaf; 2y the Glorious GurDan $!hou art Allah.s Messen er.. %! 2ut they wonder that there has come to them a 3arner from amon themsel4es. So the 5nbelie4ers say; <!his is a wonderful thin = &! <3hat= 3hen we die and become dust, $shall we li4e a ain>% !hat is a $sort of% return far $from our understandin %.< '! 3e already #now how much of them the earth ta#es away; 3ith 5s is a record uardin $the full account%. (! 2ut they deny the !ruth when it comes to them; so they are in a confused state. )! Do they not loo# at the s#y abo4e them>@ 7ow 3e ha4e made it and adorned it, and there are no flaws in it> *! And the earth@ 3e ha4e s"read it out, and set thereon mountains standin firm, and "roduced therein e4ery #ind of beautiful rowth $in "airs%@ -! !o be obser4ed and commemorated by e4ery de4otee turnin $to Allah.. .! And 3e send down from the s#y rain charted with blessin , and 3e "roduce therewith ardens and Grain for har4ests; #/! And tall $and stately% "alm@trees, with shoots of fruit@stal#s, "iled one o4er another;@ ##! As sustenance for $$Allah%Ds% Ser4ants;@ and 3e i4e $new% life therewith to land that is dead; !hus will be the 6esurrection. #%! 2efore them was denied $the 7ereafter% by the Peo"le of ?oah, the Com"anions of the 6ass, the !hamud, #&! !he DAd, Pharaoh, the brethren of 1ut, #'! !he Com"anions of the 3ood, and the Peo"le of !ubbaD; each one $of them% re8ected the a"ostles, and My warnin was duly fulfilled $in them%.

#(! 3ere 3e then weary with the first Creation, that they should be in confused doubt about a new Creation> #)! It was 3e 3ho created man, and 3e #now what dar# su him; for 3e are nearer to him than $his% 8u ular 4ein. estions his soul ma#es to

#*! 2ehold, two $ uardian an els% a""ointed to learn $his doin s% learn $and noted them%, one sittin on the ri ht and one on the left. #-! ?ot a word does he utter but there is a sentinel by him, ready $to note it%. #.! And the stu"or of death will brin !ruth $before his eyes%; <!his was the thin which thou wast tryin to esca"e=< %/! And the !rum"et shall be blown; that will be the Day whereof 3arnin $had been i4en%. %#! And there will come forth e4ery soul; with each will be an $an el% to dri4e, and an $an el% to bear witness. %%! $It will be said;% <!hou wast heedless of this; now ha4e 3e remo4ed thy 4eil, and shar" is thy si ht this Day=< %&! And his Com"anion will say; <7ere is $his 6ecord% ready with me=< %'! $!he sentence will be;% <!hrow, throw into 7ell e4ery contumacious 6e8ecter $of Allah.=@ %(! <3ho forbade what was ood, trans ressed all bounds, cast doubts and sus"icions; %)! <3ho set u" another od beside Allah. !hrow him into a se4ere "enalty.< %*! 7is Com"anion will say; <:ur 1ord= I did not ma#e him trans ress, but he was $himself% far astray.< %-! 7e will say; <Dis"ute not with each other in My Presence; I had already in ad4ance sent you 3arnin . %.! <!he 3ord chan es not before Me, and I do not the least in8ustice to My Ser4ants.< &/! :ne Day 3e will as# 7ell, <Art thou filled to the full>< It will say, <Are there any more $to come%>< &#! And the Garden will be brou ht ni h to the 6i hteous,@ no more a thin distant.

&%! $A 4oice will say;% <!his is what was "romised for you,@ for e4ery one who turned $to Allah. in sincere re"entance, who #e"t $7is 1aw%, &&! <3ho feared $$Allah%% Most Gracious 5nseen, and brou ht a heart turned in de4otion $to 7im%; &'! <Bnter ye therein in Peace and Security; this is a Day of Bternal 1ife=< &(! !here will be for them therein all that they wish,@ and more besides in :ur Presence. &)! 2ut how many enerations before them did 3e destroy $for their sins%,@ stron er in "ower than they> !hen did they wander throu h the land; was there any "lace of esca"e $for them%> &*! Ierily in this is a Messa e for any that has a heart and understandin or who i4es ear and earnestly witnesses $the truth%. &-! 3e created the hea4ens and the earth and all between them in SiC Days, nor did any sense of weariness touch 5s. &.! 2ear, then, with "atience, all that they say, and celebrate the "raises of thy 1ord, before the risin of the sun and before $its% settin . '/! And durin "art of the ni ht, $also,% celebrate 7is "raises, and $so li#ewise% after the "ostures of adoration. '#! And listen for the Day when the Caller will call out from a "lace Fuiet near,@ '%! !he Day when they will hear a $mi hty% 2last in $4ery% truth; that will be the Day of 6esurrection. '&! Ierily it is 3e 3ho i4e 1ife and Death; and to 5s is the 9inal Goal@ ''! !he Day when the Barth will be rent asunder, from $men% hurryin out; that will be a atherin to ether,@ Fuite easy for 5s. '(! 3e #now best what they say; and thou art not one to o4erawe them by force. So admonish with the GurDan such as fear My 3arnin =

"urah (#! The 2innowin 2inds
#! 2y the $3inds% that scatter broadcast; %! And those that lift and bear away hea4y wei hts;

&! And those that flow with ease and entleness; '! And those that distribute and a""ortion by Command;@ (! Ierily that which ye are "romised is true; )! And 4erily Jud ment and Justice must indeed come to "ass. *! 2y the S#y with $its% numerous Paths, -! !ruly ye are in a doctrine discordant, .! !hrou h which are deluded $away from the !ruth% such as would be deluded. #/! 3oe to the falsehood@mon ers,@ ##! !hose who $flounder% heedless in a flood of confusion; #%! !hey as#, <3hen will be the Day of Jud ment and Justice>< #&! $It will be% a Day when they will be tried $and tested% o4er the 9ire= #'! <!aste ye your trial= !his is what ye used to as# to be hastened=< #(! As to the 6i hteous, they will be in the midst of Gardens and S"rin s, #)! !a#in 8oy in the thin s which their 1ord i4es them, because, before then, they li4ed a ood life. #*! !hey were in the habit of slee"in but little by ni ht, #-! And in the hour of early dawn, they $were found% "rayin for 9or i4eness; #.! And in their wealth and "ossessions $was remembered% the ri ht of the $needy,% him who as#ed, and him who $for some reason% was "re4ented $from as#in %. %/! :n the earth are si ns for those of assured 9aith, %#! As also in your own sel4es; 3ill ye not then see> %%! And in hea4en is your Sustenance, as $also% that which ye are "romised. %&! !hen, by the 1ord of hea4en and earth, this is the 4ery !ruth, as much as the fact that ye can s"ea# intelli ently to each other. %'! 7as the story reached thee, of the honoured uests of Abraham>

%(! 2ehold, they entered his "resence, and said; <Peace=< 7e said, <Peace=< $and thou ht, <!hese seem% unusual "eo"le.< %)! !hen he turned Fuic#ly to his household, brou ht out a fatted calf, %*! And "laced it before them.. he said, <3ill ye not eat>< %-! $3hen they did not eat%, 7e concei4ed a fear of them. !hey said, <9ear not,< and they a4e him lad tidin s of a son endowed with #nowled e. %.! 2ut his wife came forward $lau hin % aloud; she smote her forehead and said; <A barren old woman=< &/! !hey said, <B4en so has thy 1ord s"o#en; and 7e is full of 3isdom and Hnowled e.< &#! $Abraham% said; <And what, : ye Messen ers, is your errand $now%>< &%! !hey said, <3e ha4e been sent to a "eo"le $dee"% in sin;@ &&! <!o brin on, on them, $a shower of% stones of clay $brimstone%, &'! <Mar#ed as from thy 1ord for those who tres"ass beyond bounds.< &(! !hen 3e e4acuated those of the 2elie4ers who were there, &)! 2ut 3e found not there any 8ust $Muslim% "ersons eCce"t in one house; &*! And 3e left there a Si n for such as fear the Grie4ous Penalty. &-! And in Moses $was another Si n%; 2ehold, 3e sent him to Pharaoh, with authority manifest. &.! 2ut $Pharaoh% turned bac# with his Chiefs, and said, <A sorcerer, or one "ossessed=< '/! So 3e too# him and his forces, and threw them into the sea; and his was the blame. '#! And in the DAd $"eo"le% $was another Si n%; 2ehold, 3e sent a ainst them the de4astatin 3ind; '%! It left nothin whate4er that it came u" a ainst, but reduced it to ruin and rottenness. '&! And in the !hamud $was another Si n%; 2ehold, they were told, <Bn8oy $your brief day% for a little while=< ''! 2ut they insolently defied the Command of their 1ord; So the stunnin noise $of an earthFua#e% seiAed them, e4en while they were loo#in on.

'(! !hen they could not e4en stand $on their feet%, nor could they hel" themsel4es. ')! So were the Peo"le of ?oah before them for they wic#edly trans ressed. '*! 3ith "ower and s#ill did 3e construct the 9irmament; for it is 3e 3ho create the 4astness of "ace. '-! And 3e ha4e s"read out the $s"acious% earth; 7ow eCcellently 3e do s"read out= '.! And of e4ery thin 3e ha4e created "airs; !hat ye may recei4e instruction. (/! 7asten ye then $at once% to Allah. I am from 7im a 3arner to you, clear and o"en= (#! And ma#e not another an ob8ect of worshi" with Allah. I am from 7im a 3arner to you, clear and o"en= (%! Similarly, no a"ostle came to the Peo"les before them, but they said $of him% in li#e manner, <A sorcerer, or one "ossessed<= (&! Is this the le acy they ha4e transmitted, one to another> ?ay, they are themsel4es a "eo"le trans ressin beyond bounds= ('! So turn away from them; not thine is the blame. ((! 2ut teach $thy Messa e% for teachin benefits the 2elie4ers. ()! I ha4e only created Jinns and men, that they may ser4e Me. (*! ?o Sustenance do I reFuire of them, nor do I reFuire that they should feed Me. (-! 9or Allah is 7e 3ho i4es $all% Sustenance,@ 1ord of Power,@ Steadfast $for e4er%. (.! 9or the 3ron @doers, their "ortion is li#e unto the "ortion of their fellows $of earlier enerations%; then let them not as# Me to hasten $that "ortion%= )/! 3oe, then, to the 5nbelie4ers, on account of that Day of theirs which they ha4e been "romised=

"urah (%! The =ount
#! 2y the Mount $of 6e4elation%; %! 2y a Decree inscribed &! In a Scroll unfolded;

'! 2y the much@freFuented 9ane; (! 2y the Cano"y 6aised 7i h; )! And by the :cean filled with Swell;@ *! Ierily, the Doom of thy 1ord will indeed come to "ass;@ -! !here is none can a4ert it;@ .! :n the Day when the firmament will be in dreadful commotion. #/! And the mountains will fly hither and thither. ##! !hen woe that Day to those that treat $!ruth% as 9alsehood;@ #%! !hat "lay $and "addle% in shallow trifles. #&! !hat Day shall they be thrust down to the 9ire of 7ell, irresistibly. #'! <!his;, it will be said, <Is the 9ire,@ which ye were wont to deny= #(! <Is this then a fa#e, or is it ye that do not see> #)! <2urn ye therein; the same is it to you whether ye bear it with "atience, or not; Ee but recei4e the recom"ense of your $own% deeds.< #*! As to the 6i hteous, they will be in Gardens, and in 7a""iness,@ #-! Bn8oyin the $2liss% which their 1ord hath bestowed on them, and their 1ord shall deli4er them from the Penalty of the 9ire. #.! $!o them will be said;% <Bat and drin# ye, with "rofit and health, because of your $ ood% deeds.< %/! !hey will recline $with ease% on !hrones $of di nity% arran ed in ran#s; and 3e shall 8oin them to Com"anions, with beautiful bi and lustrous eyes. %#! And those who belie4e and whose families follow them in 9aith,@ to them shall 3e 8oin their families; ?or shall 3e de"ri4e them $of the fruit% of au ht of their wor#s; $Eet% is each indi4idual in "led e for his deeds. %%! And 3e shall bestow on them, of fruit and meat, anythin they shall desire. %&! !hey shall there eCchan e, one with another, a $lo4in % cu" free of fri4olity, free of all taint of ill.

%'! 6ound about them will ser4e, $de4oted% to them. Eouths $handsome% as Pearls well@ uarded. %(! !hey will ad4ance to each other, en a in in mutual enFuiry. %)! !hey will say; <Aforetime, we were not without fear for the sa#e of our "eo"le. %*! <2ut Allah has been ood to us, and has deli4ered us from the Penalty of the Scorchin 3ind. %-! <!ruly, we did call unto 7im from of old; truly it is 7e, the 2eneficent, the Merciful=< %.! !herefore "roclaim thou the "raises $of thy 1ord%; for by the Grace of thy 1ord, thou art no $4ul ar% soothsayer, nor art thou one "ossessed. &/! :r do they say;@ <A Poet= we await for him some calamity $hatched% by !ime=< &#! Say thou; <Await ye=@ I too will wait alon with you=< &%! Is it that their faculties of understandin ur e them to this, or are they but a "eo"le trans ressin beyond bounds> &&! :r do they say, <7e fabricated the $Messa e%<> ?ay, they ha4e no faith= &'! 1et them then "roduce a recital li#e unto it,@ If $it be% they s"ea# the truth= &(! 3ere they created of nothin , or were they themsel4es the creators> &)! :r did they create the hea4ens and the earth> ?ay, they ha4e no firm belief. &*! :r are the !reasures of thy 1ord with them, or are they the mana ers $of affairs%> &-! :r ha4e they a ladder, by which they can $climb u" to hea4en and% listen $to its secrets%> !hen let $such a% listener of theirs "roduce a manifest "roof. &.! :r has 7e only dau hters and ye ha4e sons> '/! :r is it that thou dost as# for a reward, so that they are burdened with a load of debt>@ '#! :r that the 5nseen in it their hands, and they write it down> '%! :r do they intend a "lot $a ainst thee%> 2ut those who defy Allah are themsel4es in4ol4ed in a Plot= '&! :r ha4e they a od other than Allah. BCalted is Allah far abo4e the thin s they associate with 7im=

''! 3ere they to see a "iece of the s#y fallin $on them%, they would $only% say; <Clouds athered in hea"s=< '(! So lea4e them alone until they encounter that Day of theirs, wherein they shall $"erforce% swoon $with terror%,@ ')! !he Day when their "lottin will a4ail them nothin and no hel" shall be i4en them. '*! And 4erily, for those who do wron , there is another "unishment besides this; 2ut most of them understand not. '-! ?ow await in "atience the command of thy 1ord; for 4erily thou art in :ur eyes; and celebrate the "raises of thy 1ord the while thou standest forth, '.! And for "art of the ni ht also "raise thou 7im,@ and at the retreat of the stars=

"urah (&! The "tar
#! 2y the Star when it oes down,@ %! Eour Com"anion is neither astray nor bein misled. &! ?or does he say $au ht% of $his own% Desire. '! It is no less than ins"iration sent down to him; (! 7e was tau ht by one Mi hty in Power, )! Bndued with 3isdom; for he a""eared $in stately form%; *! 3hile he was in the hi hest "art of the horiAon; -! !hen he a""roached and came closer, .! And was at a distance of but two bow@len ths or $e4en% nearer; #/! So did $$Allah%% con4ey the ins"iration to 7is Ser4ant@ $con4eyed% what 7e $meant% to con4ey. ##! !he $Pro"hetDs% $mind and% heart in no way falsified that which he saw. #%! 3ill ye then dis"ute with him concernin what he saw> #&! 9or indeed he saw him at a second descent,

#'! ?ear the 1ote@tree beyond which none may "ass; #(! ?ear it is the Garden of Abode. #)! 2ehold, the 1ote@tree was shrouded $in mystery uns"ea#able=% #*! $7is% si ht ne4er swer4ed, nor did it o wron = #-! 9or truly did he see, of the Si ns of his 1ord, the Greatest= #.! 7a4e ye seen 1at. and D5AAa, %/! And another, the third $ oddess%, Manat> %#! 3hat= for you the male seC, and for 7im, the female> %%! 2ehold, such would be indeed a di4ision most unfair= %&! !hese are nothin but names which ye ha4e de4ised,@ ye and your fathers,@ for which Allah has sent down no authority $whate4er%. !hey follow nothin but con8ecture and what their own souls desire=@ B4en thou h there has already come to them Guidance from their 1ord= %'! ?ay, shall man ha4e $8ust% anythin he han#ers after> %(! 2ut it is to Allah that the Bnd and the 2e innin $of all thin s% belon . %)! 7ow many@so@e4er be the an els in the hea4ens, their intercession will a4ail nothin eCce"t after Allah has i4en lea4e for whom 7e "leases and that he is acce"table to 7im. %*! !hose who belie4e not in the 7ereafter, name the an els with female names. %-! 2ut they ha4e no #nowled e therein. !hey follow nothin but con8ecture; and con8ecture a4ails nothin a ainst !ruth. %.! !herefore shun those who turn away from :ur Messa e and desire nothin but the life of this world. &/! !hat is as far as #nowled e will reach them. Ierily thy 1ord #noweth best those who stray from 7is Path, and 7e #noweth best those who recei4e uidance. &#! Eea, to Allah belon s all that is in the hea4ens and on earth; so that 7e rewards those who do e4il, accordin to their deeds, and 7e rewards those who do ood, with what is best.

&%! !hose who a4oid reat sins and shameful deeds, only $fallin into% small faults,@ 4erily thy 1ord is am"le in for i4eness. 7e #nows you well when 7e brin s you out of the earth, And when ye are hidden in your mothersD wombs. !herefore 8ustify not yoursel4es; 7e #nows best who it is that uards a ainst e4il. &&! Seest thou one who turns bac#, &'! Gi4es a little, then hardens $his heart%> &(! 3hat= 7as he #nowled e of the 5nseen so that he can see> &)! ?ay, is he not acFuainted with what is in the 2oo#s of Moses@ &*! And of Abraham who fulfilled his en a ements>@ &-! ?amely, that no bearer of burdens can bear the burden of another; &.! !hat man can ha4e nothin but what he stri4es for; '/! !hat $the fruit of% his stri4in will soon come in si ht; '#! !hen will he be rewarded with a reward com"lete; '%! !hat to thy 1ord is the final Goal; '&! !hat it is 7e 3ho ranteth 1au hter and !ears; ''! !hat it is 7e 3ho ranteth Death and 1ife; '(! !hat 7e did create in "airs,@ male and female, ')! 9rom a seed when lod ed $in its "lace%; '*! !hat 7e hath "romised a Second Creation $6aisin of the Dead%; '-! !hat it is 7e 3ho i4eth wealth and satisfaction; '.! !hat 7e is the 1ord of Sirius $the Mi hty Star%; (/! And that it is 7e 3ho destroyed the $"owerful% ancient DAd $"eo"le%, (#! And the !hamud nor a4e them a lease of "er"etual life. (%! And before them, the "eo"le of ?oah, for that they were $all% most un8ust and most insolent trans ressors,

(&! And 7e destroyed the :4erthrown Cities $of Sodom and Gomorrah%. ('! So that $ruins un#nown% ha4e co4ered them u". ((! !hen which of the ifts of thy 1ord, $: man,% wilt thou dis"ute about> ()! !his is a 3arner, of the $series of% 3arners of old= (*! !he $Jud ment% e4er a""roachin draws ni h; (-! ?o $soul% but Allah can lay it bare. (.! Do ye then wonder at this recital> )/! And will ye lau h and not wee",@ )#! 3astin your time in 4anities> )%! 2ut fall ye down in "rostration to Allah, and adore $7im%=

"urah ('! The =oon
#! !he 7our $of Jud ment% is ni h, and the moon is cleft asunder. %! 2ut if they see a Si n, they turn away, and say, <!his is $but% transient ma ic.< &! !hey re8ect $the warnin % and follow their $own% lusts but e4ery matter has its a""ointed time. '! !here ha4e already come to them 6ecitals wherein there is $enou h% to chec# $them%, (! Mature wisdom;@ but $the "reachin of% 3arners "rofits them not. )! !herefore, $: Pro"het,% turn away from them. !he Day that the Caller will call $them% to a terrible affair, *! !hey will come forth,@ their eyes humbled @ from $their% ra4es, $tor"id% li#e locusts scattered abroad, -! 7astenin , with eyes transfiCed, towards the Caller=@ <7ard is this Day=<, the 5nbelie4ers will say. .! 2efore them the Peo"le of ?oah re8ected $their a"ostle%; they re8ected :ur ser4ant, and said, <7ere is one "ossessed=<, and he was dri4en out.

#/! !hen he called on his 1ord; <I am one o4ercome; do !hou then hel" $me%=< ##! So 3e o"ened the ates of hea4en, with water "ourin forth. #%! And 3e caused the earth to ush forth with s"rin s, so the waters met $and rose% to the eCtent decreed. #&! 2ut 3e bore him on an $Ar#% made of broad "lan#s and caul#ed with "alm@ fibre; #'! She floats under our eyes $and care%; a recom"ense to one who had been re8ected $with scorn%= #(! And 3e ha4e left this as a Si n $for all time%; then is there any that will recei4e admonition> #)! 2ut how $terrible% was My Penalty and My 3arnin > #*! And 3e ha4e indeed made the GurDan easy to understand and remember; then is there any that will recei4e admonition> #-! !he DAd $"eo"le% $too% re8ected $!ruth%; then how terrible was My Penalty and My 3arnin > #.! 9or 3e sent a ainst them a furious wind, on a Day of 4iolent Disaster, %/! Pluc#in out men as if they were roots of "alm@trees torn u" $from the round%. %#! Eea, how $terrible% was My Penalty and My 3arnin = %%! 2ut 3e ha4e indeed made the GurDan easy to understand and remember; then is there any that will recei4e admonition> %&! !he !hamud $also% re8ected $their% 3arners. %'! 9or they said; <3hat= a man= a Solitary one from amon oursel4es= shall we follow such a one> !ruly should we then be strayin in mind, and mad= %(! <Is it that the Messa e is sent to him, of all "eo"le amon st us> ?ay, he is a liar, an insolent one=< %)! Ah= they will #now on the morrow, which is the liar, the insolent one= %*! 9or 3e will send the she@camel by way of trial for them. So watch them, $: Salih%, and "ossess thyself in "atience=

%-! And tell them that the water is to be di4ided between them; Bach oneDs ri ht to drin# bein brou ht forward $by suitable turns%. %.! 2ut they called to their com"anion, and he too# a sword in hand, and hamstrun $her%. &/! Ah= how $terrible% was My Penalty and My 3arnin = &#! 9or 3e sent a ainst them a sin le Mi hty 2last, and they became li#e the dry stubble used by one who "ens cattle. &%! And 3e ha4e indeed made the GurDan easy to understand and remember; then is there any that will recei4e admonition> &&! !he "eo"le of 1ut re8ected $his% warnin . &'! 3e sent a ainst them a 4iolent !ornado with showers of stones, $which destroyed them%, eCce"t 1utDs household; them 3e deli4ered by early Dawn,@ &(! As a Grace from 5s; thus do 3e reward those who i4e than#s. &)! And $1ut% did warn them of :ur Punishment, but they dis"uted about the 3arnin . &*! And they e4en sou ht to snatch away his uests from him, but 3e blinded their eyes. $!hey heard;% <?ow taste ye My 3rath and My 3arnin .< &-! Barly on the morrow an abidin Punishment seiAed them; &.! <So taste ye My 3rath and My 3arnin .< '/! And 3e ha4e indeed made the GurDan easy to understand and remember; then is there any that will recei4e admonition> '#! !o the Peo"le of Pharaoh, too, aforetime, came 3arners $from Allah.. '%! !he $"eo"le% re8ected all :ur Si ns; but 3e seiAed them with such Penalty $as comes% from :ne BCalted in Power, able to carry out 7is 3ill. '&! Are your 5nbelie4ers, $: Guraish%, better than they> :r ha4e ye an immunity in the Sacred 2oo#s> ''! :r do they say; <3e actin to ether can defend oursel4es<> '(! Soon will their multitude be "ut to fli ht, and they will show their bac#s. ')! ?ay, the 7our $of Jud ment% is the time "romised them $for their full recom"ense%; And that 7our will be most rie4ous and most bitter.

'*! !ruly those in sin are the ones strayin in mind, and mad. '-! !he Day they will be dra ed throu h the 9ire on their faces, $they will hear;% <!aste ye the touch of 7ell=< '.! Ierily, all thin s ha4e 3e created in "ro"ortion and measure. (/! And :ur Command is but a sin le $Act%,@ li#e the twin#lin of an eye. (#! And $oft% in the "ast, ha4e 3e destroyed an s li#e unto you; then is there any that will recei4e admonition> (%! All that they do is noted in $their% 2oo#s $of Deeds%; (&! B4ery matter, small and reat, is on record. ('! As to the 6i hteous, they will be in the midst of Gardens and 6i4ers, ((! In an Assembly of !ruth, in the Presence of a So4erei n :mni"otent.

"urah ((! The 6eneficent, The =ercy Bi4in
#! $$Allah%% Most Gracious= %! It is 7e 3ho has tau ht the GurDan. &! 7e has created man; '! 7e has tau ht him s"eech $and intelli ence%. (! !he sun and the moon follow courses $eCactly% com"uted; )! And the herbs and the trees @ both $ali#e% bow in adoration. *! And the 9irmament has 7e raised hi h, and 7e has set u" the 2alance $of Justice%, -! In order that ye may not trans ress $due% balance. .! So establish wei ht with 8ustice and fall not short in the balance. #/! It is 7e 3ho has s"read out the earth for $7is% creatures; ##! !herein is fruit and date@"alms, "roducin s"athes $enclosin dates%;

#%! Also corn, with $its% lea4es and stal# for fodder, and sweet@smellin "lants. #&! !hen which of the fa4ours of your 1ord will ye deny> #'! 7e created man from soundin clay li#e unto "ottery, #(! And 7e created Jinns from fire free of smo#e; #)! !hen which of the fa4ours of your 1ord will ye deny> #*! $7e is% 1ord of the two Basts and 1ord of the two 3ests; #-! !hen which of the fa4ours of your 1ord will ye deny> #.! 7e has let free the two bodies of flowin water, meetin to ether; %/! 2etween them is a 2arrier which they do not trans ress; %#! !hen which of the fa4ours of your 1ord will ye deny> %%! :ut of them come Pearls and Coral; %&! !hen which of the fa4ours of your 1ord will ye deny> %'! And 7is are the Shi"s sailin smoothly throu h the seas, lofty as mountains; %(! !hen which of the fa4ours of your 1ord will ye deny> %)! All that is on earth will "erish; %*! 2ut will abide $for e4er% the 9ace of thy 1ord,@ full of Ma8esty, 2ounty and 7onour. %-! !hen which of the fa4ours of your 1ord will ye deny> %.! :f 7im see#s $its need% e4ery creature in the hea4ens and on earth; e4ery day in $new% S"lendour doth 7e $shine%= &/! !hen which of the fa4ours of your 1ord will ye deny> &#! Soon shall 3e settle your affairs, : both ye worlds= &%! !hen which of the fa4ours of your 1ord will ye deny> &&! : ye assembly of Jinns and men= If it be ye can "ass beyond the Aones of the hea4ens and the earth, "ass ye= not without authority shall ye be able to "ass=

&'! !hen which of the fa4ours of your 1ord will ye deny> &(! :n you will be sent $: ye e4il ones twain=% a flame of fire $to burn% and a smo#e $to cho#e%; no defence will ye ha4e; &)! !hen which of the fa4ours of your 1ord will ye deny> &*! 3hen the s#y is rent asunder, and it becomes red li#e ointment; &-! !hen which of the fa4ours of your 1ord will ye deny> &.! :n that Day no Fuestion will be as#ed of man or Jinn as to his sin. '/! !hen which of the fa4ours of your 1ord will ye deny> '#! $9or% the sinners will be #nown by their mar#s; and they will be seiAed by their foreloc#s and their feet. '%! !hen which of the fa4ours of your 1ord will ye deny> '&! !his is the 7ell which the Sinners deny; ''! In its midst and in the midst of boilin hot water will they wander round= '(! !hen which of the fa4ours of your 1ord will ye deny> ')! 2ut for such as fear the time when they will stand before $the Jud ment Seat of% their 1ord, there will be two Gardens@ '*! !hen which of the fa4ours of your 1ord will ye deny>@ '-! Containin all #inds $of trees and deli hts%;@ '.! !hen which of the fa4ours of your 1ord will ye deny>@ (/! In them $each% will be two S"rin s flowin $free%; (#! !hen which of the fa4ours of your 1ord will ye deny>@ (%! In them will be 9ruits of e4ery #ind, two and two. (&! !hen which of the fa4ours of your 1ord will ye deny> ('! !hey will recline on Car"ets, whose inner linin s will be of rich brocade; the 9ruit of the Gardens will be near $and easy of reach%.

((! !hen which of the fa4ours of your 1ord will ye deny> ()! In them will be $Maidens%, chaste, restrainin their lances, whom no man or Jinn before them has touched;@ (*! !hen which of the fa4ours of your 1ord will ye deny>@ (-! 1i#e unto 6ubies and coral. (.! !hen which of the fa4ours of your 1ord will ye deny> )/! Is there any 6eward for Good @ other than Good> )#! !hen which of the fa4ours of your 1ord will ye deny> )%! And besides these two, there are two other Gardens,@ )&! !hen which of the fa4ours of your 1ord will ye deny>@ )'! Dar#@ reen in colour $from "lentiful waterin %. )(! !hen which of the fa4ours of your 1ord will ye deny> ))! In them $each% will be two S"rin s "ourin forth water in continuous abundance; )*! !hen which of the fa4ours of your 1ord will ye deny> )-! In them will be 9ruits, and dates and "ome ranates; ).! !hen which of the fa4ours of your 1ord will ye deny> */! In them will be fair $Com"anions%, ood, beautiful;@ *#! !hen which of the fa4ours of your 1ord will ye deny>@ *%! Com"anions restrained $as to their lances%, in $ oodly% "a4ilions;@ *&! !hen which of the fa4ours of your 1ord will ye deny>@ *'! 3hom no man or Jinn before them has touched;@ *(! !hen which of the fa4ours of your 1ord will ye deny>@ *)! 6eclinin on reen Cushions and rich Car"ets of beauty. **! !hen which of the fa4ours of your 1ord will ye deny>

*-! 2lessed be the name of thy 1ord, full of Ma8esty, 2ounty and 7onour.

"urah ()! The E4ent, The 1ne4itable
#! 3hen the B4ent ine4itable cometh to "ass, %! !hen will no $soul% entertain falsehood concernin its comin . &! $Many% will it brin low; $many% will it eCalt; '! 3hen the earth shall be sha#en to its de"ths, (! And the mountains shall be crumbled to atoms, )! 2ecomin dust scattered abroad, *! And ye shall be sorted out into three classes. -! !hen $there will be% the Com"anions of the 6i ht 7and;@ 3hat will be the Com"anions of the 6i ht 7and> .! And the Com"anions of the 1eft 7and,@ what will be the Com"anions of the 1eft 7and> #/! And those 9oremost $in 9aith% will be 9oremost $in the 7ereafter%. ##! !hese will be those ?earest to Allah. #%! In Gardens of 2liss; #&! A number of "eo"le from those of old, #'! And a few from those of later times. #(! $!hey will be% on !hrones encrusted $with old and "recious stones%, #)! 6eclinin on them, facin each other. #*! 6ound about them will $ser4e% youths of "er"etual $freshness%, #-! 3ith oblets, $shinin % bea#ers, and cu"s $filled% out of clear@flowin fountains; #.! ?o after@ache will they recei4e therefrom, nor will they suffer intoCication; %/! And with fruits, any that they may select;

%#! And the flesh of fowls, any that they may desire. %%! And $there will be% Com"anions with beautiful, bi , and lustrous eyes,@ %&! 1i#e unto Pearls well@ uarded. %'! A 6eward for the deeds of their "ast $life%. %(! ?ot fri4olity will they hear therein, nor any taint of ill,@ %)! :nly the sayin , <Peace= Peace<. %*! !he Com"anions of the 6i ht 7and,@ what will be the Com"anions of the 6i ht 7and> %-! $!hey will be% amon 1ote@trees without thorns, %.! Amon !alh trees with flowers $or fruits% "iled one abo4e another,@ &/! In shade lon @eCtended, &#! 2y water flowin constantly, &%! And fruit in abundance. &&! 3hose season is not limited, nor $su""ly% forbidden, &'! And on !hrones $of Di nity%, raised hi h. &(! 3e ha4e created $their Com"anions% of s"ecial creation. &)! And made them 4ir in @ "ure $and undefiled%, @ &*! 2elo4ed $by nature%, eFual in a e,@ &-! 9or the Com"anions of the 6i ht 7and. &.! A $ oodly% number from those of old, '/! And a $ oodly% number from those of later times. '#! !he Com"anions of the 1eft 7and,@ what will be the Com"anions of the 1eft 7and> '%! $!hey will be% in the midst of a 9ierce 2last of 9ire and in 2oilin 3ater, '&! And in the shades of 2lac# Smo#e;

''! ?othin $will there be% to refresh, nor to "lease; '(! 9or that they were wont to be indul ed, before that, in wealth $and luCury%, ')! And "ersisted obstinately in wic#edness su"reme= '*! And they used to say, <3hat= when we die and become dust and bones, shall we then indeed be raised u" a ain>@ '-! <$3e% and our fathers of old>< '.! Say; <Eea, those of old and those of later times, (/! <All will certainly be athered to ether for the meetin a""ointed for a Day well@ #nown. (#! <!hen will ye truly,@ : ye that o wron , and treat $!ruth% as 9alsehood=@ (%! <Ee will surely taste of the !ree of JaFFum. (&! <!hen will ye fill your insides therewith, ('! <And drin# 2oilin 3ater on to" of it; ((! <Indeed ye shall drin# li#e diseased camels ra in with thirst=< ()! Such will be their entertainment on the Day of 6eFuital= (*! It is 3e 3ho ha4e created you; why will ye not witness the !ruth> (-! Do ye then see>@ !he $human Seed% that ye throw out,@ (.! Is it ye who create it, or are 3e the Creators> )/! 3e ha4e decreed Death to be your common lot, and 3e are not to be frustrated )#! from chan in your 9orms and creatin you $a ain% in $forms% that ye #now not. )%! And ye certainly #now already the first form of creation; why then do ye not celebrate 7is "raises> )&! See ye the seed that ye sow in the round> )'! Is it ye that cause it to row, or are 3e the Cause>

)(! 3ere it :ur 3ill, 3e could crumble it to dry "owder, and ye would be left in wonderment, ))! $Sayin %, <3e are indeed left with debts $for nothin %; )*! <Indeed are we shut out $of the fruits of our labour%< )-! See ye the water which ye drin#> ).! Do ye brin it down $in rain% from the cloud or do 3e> */! 3ere it :ur 3ill, 3e could ma#e it salt $and un"alatable%; then why do ye not i4e than#s> *#! See ye the 9ire which ye #indle> *%! Is it ye who row the tree which feeds the fire, or do 3e row it> *&! 3e ha4e made it a memorial $of :ur handiwor#%, and an article of comfort and con4enience for the deniAens of deserts. *'! !hen celebrate with "raises the name of thy 1ord, the Su"reme= *(! 9urthermore I call to witness the settin of the Stars,@ *)! And that is indeed a mi hty ad8uration if ye but #new,@ **! !hat this is indeed a FurDan Most 7onourable, *-! In 2oo# well@ uarded, *.! 3hich none shall touch but those who are clean; -/! A 6e4elation from the 1ord of the 3orlds. -#! Is it such a Messa e that ye would hold in li ht esteem> -%! And ha4e ye made it your li4elihood that ye should declare it false> -&! !hen why do ye not $inter4ene% when $the soul of the dyin man% reaches the throat,@ -'! And ye the while $sit% loo#in on,@ -(! 2ut 3e are nearer to him than ye, and yet see not,@ -)! !hen why do ye not,@ If you are eCem"t from $future% account,@

-*! Call bac# the soul, if ye are true $in the claim of inde"endence%> --! !hus, then, if he be of those ?earest to Allah, -.! $!here is for him% 6est and Satisfaction, and a Garden of Deli hts. ./! And if he be of the Com"anions of the 6i ht 7and, .#! $9or him is the salutation%, <Peace be unto thee<, from the Com"anions of the 6i ht 7and. .%! And if he be of those who treat $!ruth% as 9alsehood, who o wron , .&! 9or him is Bntertainment with 2oilin 3ater. .'! And burnin in 7ell@9ire. .(! Ierily, this is the Iery !ruth and Certainly. .)! So celebrate with "raises the name of thy 1ord, the Su"reme.

"urah (*! 1ron
#! 3hate4er is in the hea4ens and on earth,@ let it declare the Praises and Glory of Allah. for 7e is the BCalted in Mi ht, the 3ise. %! !o 7im belon s the dominion of the hea4ens and the earth; It is 7e 3ho i4es 1ife and Death; and 7e has Power o4er all thin s. &! 7e is the 9irst and the 1ast, the B4ident and the Immanent; and 7e has full #nowled e of all thin s. '! 7e it is 3ho created the hea4ens and the earth in SiC Days, and is moreo4er firmly established on the !hrone $of Authority%. 7e #nows what enters within the earth and what comes forth out of it, what comes down from hea4en and what mounts u" to it. And 7e is with you wheresoe4er ye may be. And Allah sees well all that ye do. (! !o 7im belon s the dominion of the hea4ens and the earth; and all affairs are referred bac# to Allah. )! 7e mer es ?i ht into Day, and 7e mer es Day into ?i ht; and 7e has full #nowled e of the secrets of $all% hearts.

*! 2elie4e in Allah and 7is a"ostle, and s"end $in charity% out of the $substance% whereof 7e has made you heirs. 9or, those of you who belie4e and s"end $in charity%,@ for them is a reat 6eward. -! 3hat cause ha4e ye why ye should not belie4e in Allah.@ and the Messen er in4ites you to belie4e in your 1ord, and has indeed ta#en your Co4enant, if ye are men of 9aith. .! 7e is the :ne 3ho sends to 7is Ser4ant Manifest Si ns, that 7e may lead you from the de"ths of Dar#ness into the 1i ht and 4erily Allah is to you most #ind and Merciful. #/! And what cause ha4e ye why ye should not s"end in the cause of Allah.@ 9or to Allah belon s the herita e of the hea4ens and the earth. ?ot eFual amon you are those who s"ent $freely% and fou ht, before the Iictory, $with those who did so later%. !hose are hi her in ran# than those who s"ent $freely% and fou ht afterwards. 2ut to all has Allah "romised a oodly $reward%. And Allah is well acFuainted with all that ye do. ##! 3ho is he that will 1oan to Allah a beautiful loan> for $$Allah%% will increase it manifold to his credit, and he will ha4e $besides% a liberal 6eward. #%! :ne Day shalt thou see the belie4in men and the belie4in women@ how their 1i ht runs forward before them and by their ri ht hands; $their reetin will be%; <Good ?ews for you this Day= Gardens beneath which flow ri4ers= to dwell therein for aye= !his is indeed the hi hest Achie4ement=< #&! :ne Day will the 7y"ocrites@ men and women @ say to the 2elie4ers; <3ait for us= 1et us borrow $a 1i ht% from your 1i ht=< It will be said; <!urn ye bac# to your rear= then see# a 1i ht $where ye can%=< So a wall will be "ut u" betwiCt them, with a ate therein. 3ithin it will be Mercy throu hout, and without it, all alon side, will be $3rath and% Punishment= #'! $!hose without% will call out, <3ere we not with you>< $!he others% will re"ly, <!rue= but ye led yoursel4es into tem"tation; ye loo#ed forward $to our ruin%; ye doubted $$Allah%Ds Promise%; and $your false% desires decei4ed you; until there issued the Command of Allah. And the Decei4er decei4ed you in res"ect of Allah. #(! <!his Day shall no ransom be acce"ted of you, nor of those who re8ected Allah.< Eour abode is the 9ire; that is the "ro"er "lace to claim you; and an e4il refu e it is=< #)! 7as not the !ime arri4ed for the 2elie4ers that their hearts in all humility should en a e in the remembrance of Allah and of the !ruth which has been re4ealed $to them%, and that they should not become li#e those to whom was i4en 6e4elation aforetime, but lon a es "assed o4er them and their hearts rew hard> 9or many amon them are rebellious trans ressors. #*! Hnow ye $all% that Allah i4eth life to the earth after its death= already ha4e 3e shown the Si ns "lainly to you, that ye may learn wisdom.

#-! 9or those who i4e in Charity, men and women, and loan to Allah a 2eautiful 1oan, it shall be increased manifold $to their credit%, and they shall ha4e $besides% a liberal reward. #.! And those who belie4e in Allah and 7is a"ostles@ they are the Sincere $lo4ers of !ruth%, and the witnesses $who testify%, in the eyes of their 1ord; !hey shall ha4e their 6eward and their 1i ht. 2ut those who re8ect Allah and deny :ur Si ns,@ they are the Com"anions of 7ell@9ire. %/! Hnow ye $all%, that the life of this world is but "lay and amusement, "om" and mutual boastin and multi"lyin , $in ri4alry% amon yoursel4es, riches and children. 7ere is a similitude; 7ow rain and the rowth which it brin s forth, deli ht $the hearts of% the tillers; soon it withers; thou wilt see it row yellow; then it becomes dry and crumbles away. 2ut in the 7ereafter is a Penalty se4ere $for the de4otees of wron %. And 9or i4eness from Allah and $7is% Good Pleasure $for the de4otees of Allah.. And what is the life of this world, but oods and chattels of dece"tion> %#! 2e ye foremost $in see#in % 9or i4eness from your 1ord, and a Garden $of 2liss%, the width whereof is as the width of hea4en and earth, "re"ared for those who belie4e in Allah and 7is a"ostles; that is the Grace of Allah, which 7e bestows on whom he "leases; and Allah is the 1ord of Grace aboundin . %%! ?o misfortune can ha""en on earth or in your souls but is recorded in a decree before 3e brin it into eCistence; !hat is truly easy for Allah. %&! In order that ye may not des"air o4er matters that "ass you by, nor eCult o4er fa4ours bestowed u"on you. 9or Allah lo4eth not any 4ain lorious boaster,@ %'! Such "ersons as are co4etous and commend co4etousness to men. And if any turn bac# $from Allah.s 3ay%, 4erily Allah is 9ree of all ?eeds, 3orthy of all Praise. %(! 3e sent aforetime our a"ostles with Clear Si ns and sent down with them the 2oo# and the 2alance $of 6i ht and 3ron %, that men may stand forth in 8ustice; and 3e sent down Iron, in which is $material for% mi hty war, as well as many benefits for man#ind, that Allah may test who it is that will hel", 5nseen, 7im and 7is a"ostles; 9or Allah is 9ull of Stren th, BCalted in Mi ht $and able to enforce 7is 3ill%. %)! And 3e sent ?oah and Abraham, and established in their line Pro"hethood and 6e4elation; and some of them were on ri ht uidance. 2ut many of them became rebellious trans ressors. %*! !hen, in their wa#e, 3e followed them u" with $others of% :ur a"ostles; 3e sent after them Jesus the son of Mary, and bestowed on him the Gos"el; and 3e ordained in the hearts of those who followed him Com"assion and Mercy. 2ut the Monasticism which they in4ented for themsel4es, 3e did not "rescribe for them; $3e commanded% only the see#in for the Good Pleasure of Allah. but that they did not foster as they

should ha4e done. Eet 3e bestowed, on those amon them who belie4ed, their $due% reward, but many of them are rebellious trans ressors. %-! : ye that belie4e= 9ear Allah, and belie4e in 7is Messen er, and 7e will bestow on you a double "ortion of 7is Mercy; 7e will "ro4ide for you a 1i ht by which ye shall wal# $strai ht in your "ath%, and 7e will for i4e you $your "ast%; for Allah is :ft@ 9or i4in , Most Merciful. %.! !hat the Peo"le of the 2oo# may #now that they ha4e no "ower whate4er o4er the Grace of Allah, that $7is% Grace is $entirely% in 7is 7and, to bestow it on whomsoe4er 7e wills. 9or Allah is the 1ord of Grace aboundin .

"urah (-! "he That 8isputeth, The >leadin 2oman
#! Allah has indeed heard $and acce"ted% the statement of the woman who "leads with thee concernin her husband and carries her com"laint $in "rayer% to Allah. and Allah $always% hears the ar uments between both sides amon you; for Allah hears and sees $all thin s%. %! If any men amon you di4orce their wi4es by Jihar $callin them mothers%, they cannot be their mothers; ?one can be their mothers eCce"t those who a4e them birth. And in fact they use words $both% iniFuitous and false; but truly Allah is one that blots out $sins%, and for i4es $a ain and a ain%. &! 2ut those who di4orce their wi4es by Jihar, then wish to o bac# on the words they uttered,@ $It is ordained that such a one% should free a sla4e before they touch each other; !hus are ye admonished to "erform; and Allah is well@acFuainted with $all% that ye do. '! And if any has not $the wherewithal%, he should fast for two months consecuti4ely before they touch each other. 2ut if any is unable to do so, he should feed siCty indi ent ones, this, that ye may show your faith in Allah and 7is Messen er. !hose are limits $set by% Allah. 9or those who re8ect $7im%, there is a rie4ous Penalty. (! !hose who resist Allah and 7is Messen er will be humbled to dust, as were those before them; for 3e ha4e already sent down Clear Si ns. And the 5nbelie4ers $will ha4e% a humiliatin Penalty,@ )! :n the Day that Allah will raise them all u" $a ain% and show them the !ruth $and meanin % of their conduct. Allah has rec#oned its $4alue%, thou h they may ha4e for otten it, for Allah is 3itness to all thin s. *! Seest thou not that Allah doth #now $all% that is in the hea4ens and on earth> !here is not a secret consultation between three, but 7e ma#es the fourth amon them, @ ?or

between fi4e but 7e ma#es the siCth,@ nor between fewer nor more, but 7e is in their midst, wheresoe4er they be; In the end will 7e tell them the truth of their conduct, on the Day of Jud ment. 9or Allah has full #nowled e of all thin s. -! !urnest thou not thy si ht towards those who were forbidden secret counsels yet re4ert to that which they were forbidden $to do%> And they hold secret counsels amon themsel4es for iniFuity and hostility, and disobedience to the Messen er. And when they come to thee, they salute thee, not as Allah salutes thee, $but in croo#ed ways%; And they say to themsel4es, <3hy does not Allah "unish us for our words>< Bnou h for them is 7ell; In it will they burn, and e4il is that destination= .! : ye who belie4e= 3hen ye hold secret counsel, do it not for iniFuity and hostility, and disobedience to the Pro"het; but do it for ri hteousness and self@ restraint; and fear Allah, to 3hom ye shall be brou ht bac#. #/! Secret counsels are only $ins"ired% by the B4il :ne, in order that he may cause rief to the 2elie4ers; but he cannot harm them in the least, eCce"t as Allah "ermits; and on Allah let the 2elie4ers "ut their trust. ##! : ye who belie4e= 3hen ye are told to ma#e room in the assemblies, $s"read out and% ma#e room; $am"le% room will Allah "ro4ide for you. And when ye are told to rise u", rise u" Allah will rise u", to $suitable% ran#s $and de rees%, those of you who belie4e and who ha4e been ranted $mystic% Hnowled e. And Allah is well@ acFuainted with all ye do. #%! : ye who belie4e= 3hen ye consult the Messen er in "ri4ate, s"end somethin in charity before your "ri4ate consultation. !hat will be best for you, and most conduci4e to "urity $of conduct%. 2ut if ye find not $the wherewithal%, Allah is :ft@ 9or i4in , Most Merciful. #&! Is it that ye are afraid of s"endin sums in charity before your "ri4ate consultation $with him%> If, then, ye do not so, and Allah for i4es you, then $at least% establish re ular "rayer; "ractise re ular charity; and obey Allah and 7is Messen er. And Allah is well@ acFuainted with all that ye do. #'! !urnest thou not thy attention to those who turn $in friendshi"% to such as ha4e the 3rath of Allah u"on them> !hey are neither of you nor of them, and they swear to falsehood #nowin ly. #(! Allah has "re"ared for them a se4ere Penalty; e4il indeed are their deeds. #)! !hey ha4e made their oaths a screen $for their misdeeds%; thus they obstruct $men% from the Path of Allah. therefore shall they ha4e a humiliatin Penalty. #*! :f no "rofit whate4er to them, a ainst Allah, will be their riches nor their sons; they will be Com"anions of the 9ire, to dwell therein $for aye%=

#-! :ne day will Allah raise them all u" $for Jud ment%; then will they swear to 7im as they swear to you; And they thin# that they ha4e somethin $to stand u"on%. ?o, indeed= they are but liars= #.! !he B4il :ne has ot the better of them; so he has made them lose the remembrance of Allah. !hey are the Party of the B4il :ne. !ruly, it is the Party of the B4il :ne that will "erish= %/! !hose who resist Allah and 7is Messen er will be amon those most humiliated. %#! Allah has decreed; <It is I and My a"ostles who must "re4ail<; 9or Allah is :ne full of stren th, able to enforce 7is 3ill. %%! !hou wilt not find any "eo"le who belie4e in Allah and the 1ast Day, lo4in those who resist Allah and 7is Messen er, e4en thou h they were their fathers or their sons, or their brothers, or their #indred. 9or such 7e has written 9aith in their hearts, and stren thened them with a s"irit from 7imself. And 7e will admit them to Gardens beneath which 6i4ers flow, to dwell therein $for e4er%. Allah will be well "leased with them, and they with 7im. !hey are the Party of Allah. !ruly it is the Party of Allah that will achie4e 9elicity.

"urah (.! Exile, 6anishment
#! 3hate4er is in the hea4ens and on earth, let it declare the Praises and Glory of Allah. for 7e is the BCalted in Mi ht, the 3ise. %! It is 7e 3ho ot out the 5nbelie4ers amon the Peo"le of the 2oo# from their homes at the first atherin $of the forces%. 1ittle did ye thin# that they would et out; And they thou ht that their fortresses would defend them from Allah. 2ut the $3rath of% Allah came to them from Fuarters from which they little eC"ected $it%, and cast terror into their hearts, so that they destroyed their dwellin s by their own hands and the hands of the 2elie4ers, ta#e warnin , then, : ye with eyes $to see%= &! And had it not been that Allah had decreed banishment for them, 7e would certainly ha4e "unished them in this world; And in the 7ereafter they shall $certainly% ha4e the Punishment of the 9ire. '! !hat is because they resisted Allah and 7is Messen er. and if any one resists Allah, 4erily Allah is se4ere in Punishment. (! 3hether ye cut down $: ye Muslim=% !he tender "alm@trees, or ye left them standin on their roots, it was by lea4e of Allah, and in order that 7e mi ht co4er with shame the rebellious trans resses.

)! 3hat Allah has bestowed on 7is Messen er $and ta#en away% from them @ for this ye made no eC"edition with either ca4alry or camelry; but Allah i4es "ower to 7is a"ostles o4er any 7e "leases; and Allah has "ower o4er all thin s. *! 3hat Allah has bestowed on 7is Messen er $and ta#en away% from the "eo"le of the townshi"s,@ belon s to Allah,@ to 7is Messen er and to #indred and or"hans, the needy and the wayfarer; In order that it may not $merely% ma#e a circuit between the wealthy amon you. So ta#e what the Messen er assi ns to you, and deny yoursel4es that which he withholds from you. And fear Allah. for Allah is strict in Punishment. -! $Some "art is due% to the indi ent Muha8irs, those who were eC"elled from their homes and their "ro"erty, while see#in Grace from Allah and $7is% Good Pleasure, and aidin Allah and 7is Messen er. such are indeed the sincere ones;@ .! 2ut those who before them, had homes $in Medina% and had ado"ted the 9aith,@ show their affection to such as came to them for refu e, and entertain no desire in their hearts for thin s i4en to the $latter%, but i4e them "reference o4er themsel4es, e4en thou h "o4erty was their $own lot%. And those sa4ed from the co4etousness of their own souls,@ they are the ones that achie4e "ros"erity. #/! And those who came after them say; <:ur 1ord= 9or i4e us, and our brethren who came before us into the 9aith, and lea4e not, in our hearts, rancour $or sense of in8ury% a ainst those who ha4e belie4ed. :ur 1ord= !hou art indeed 9ull of Hindness, Most Merciful.< ##! 7ast thou not obser4ed the 7y"ocrites say to their misbelie4in brethren amon the Peo"le of the 2oo#> @ <If ye are eC"elled, we too will o out with you, and we will ne4er hear#en to any one in your affair; and if ye are attac#ed $in fi ht% we will hel" you<. 2ut Allah is witness that they are indeed liars. #%! If they are eC"elled, ne4er will they o out with them; and if they are attac#ed $in fi ht%, they will ne4er hel" them; and if they do hel" them, they will turn their bac#s; so they will recei4e no hel". #&! :f a truth ye are stron er $than they% because of the terror in their hearts, $sent% by Allah. !his is because they are men de4oid of understandin . #'! !hey will not fi ht you $e4en% to ether, eCce"t in fortified townshi"s, or from behind walls. Stron is their fi htin $s"irit% amon st themsel4es; thou wouldst thin# they were united, but their hearts are di4ided; that is because they are a "eo"le de4oid of wisdom. #(! 1i#e those who lately "receded them, they ha4e tasted the e4il result of their conduct; and $in the 7ereafter there is% for them a rie4ous Penalty;@

#)! $!heir allies decei4ed them%, li#e the B4il :ne, when he says to man, <Deny Allah.; but when $man% denies Allah, $the B4il :ne% says, <I am free of thee; I do fear Allah, the 1ord of the 3orlds=< #*! !he end of both will be that they will o into the 9ire, dwellin therein for e4er. Such is the reward of the wron @doers. #-! : ye who belie4e= 9ear Allah, and let e4ery soul loo# to what $"ro4ision% 7e has sent forth for the morrow. Eea, fear Allah. for Allah is well@acFuainted with $all% that ye do. #.! And be ye not li#e those who for ot Allah. and 7e made them for et their own souls= Such are the rebellious trans ressors= %/! ?ot eFual are the Com"anions of the 9ire and the Com"anions of the Garden; it is the Com"anions of the Garden, that will achie4e 9elicity. %#! 7ad 3e sent down this GurDan on a mountain, 4erily, thou wouldst ha4e seen it humble itself and clea4e asunder for fear of Allah. Such are the similitudes which 3e "ro"ound to men, that they may reflect. %%! Allah is 7e, than 3hom there is no other od;@ 3ho #nows $all thin s% both secret and o"en; 7e, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. %&! Allah is 7e, than 3hom there is no other od;@ the So4erei n, the 7oly :ne, the Source of Peace $and Perfection%, the Guardian of 9aith, the Preser4er of Safety, the BCalted in Mi ht, the Irresistible, the Su"reme; Glory to Allah. $7i h is 7e% abo4e the "artners they attribute to 7im. %'! 7e is Allah, the Creator, the B4ol4er, the 2estower of 9orms $or Colours%. !o 7im belon the Most 2eautiful ?ames; whate4er is in the hea4ens and on earth, doth declare 7is Praises and Glory; and 7e is the BCalted in Mi ht, the 3ise.

"urah )/! "he That 1s To 6e Examined, Examinin Her
#! : ye who belie4e= !a#e not my enemies and yours as friends $or "rotectors%,@ offerin them $your% lo4e, e4en thou h they ha4e re8ected the !ruth that has come to you, and ha4e $on the contrary% dri4en out the Pro"het and yoursel4es $from your homes%, $sim"ly% because ye belie4e in Allah your 1ord= If ye ha4e come out to stri4e in My 3ay and to see# My Good Pleasure, $ta#e them not as friends%, holdin secret con4erse of lo4e $and friendshi"% with them; for I #now full well all that ye conceal and all that ye re4eal. And any of you that does this has strayed from the Strai ht Path.

%! If they were to et the better of you, they would beha4e to you as enemies, and stretch forth their hands and their ton ues a ainst you for e4il; and they desire that ye should re8ect the !ruth. &! :f no "rofit to you will be your relati4es and your children on the Day of Jud ment; 7e will 8ud e between you; for Allah sees well all that ye do. '! !here is for you an eCcellent eCam"le $to follow% in Abraham and those with him, when they said to their "eo"le; <3e are clear of you and of whate4er ye worshi" besides Allah. we ha4e re8ected you, and there has arisen, between us and you, enmity and hatred for e4er,@ unless ye belie4e in Allah and 7im alone<; 2ut not when Abraham said to his father; <I will "ray for for i4eness for thee, thou h I ha4e no "ower $to et% au ht on thy behalf from Allah.< $!hey "rayed%; <:ur 1ord= in !hee do we trust, and to !hee do we turn in re"entance; to !hee is $our% 9inal Goal. (! <:ur 1ord= Ma#e us not a $test and% trial for the 5nbelie4ers, but for i4e us, our 1ord= for !hou art the BCalted in Mi ht, the 3ise.< )! !here was indeed in them an eCcellent eCam"le for you to follow,@ for those whose ho"e is in Allah and in the 1ast Day. 2ut if any turn away, truly Allah is 9ree of all 3ants, 3orthy of all Praise. *! It may be that Allah will rant lo4e $and friendshi"% between you and those whom ye $now% hold as enemies. 9or Allah has "ower $o4er all thin s%; And Allah is :ft@ 9or i4in , Most Merciful. -! Allah forbids you not, with re ard to those who fi ht you not for $your% 9aith nor dri4e you out of your homes, from dealin #indly and 8ustly with them; for Allah lo4eth those who are 8ust. .! Allah only forbids you, with re ard to those who fi ht you for $your% 9aith, and dri4e you out of your homes, and su""ort $others% in dri4in you out, from turnin to them $for friendshi" and "rotection%. It is such as turn to them $in these circumstances%, that do wron . #/! : ye who belie4e= 3hen there come to you belie4in women refu ees, eCamine $and test% them; Allah #nows best as to their 9aith; if ye ascertain that they are 2elie4ers, then send them not bac# to the 5nbelie4ers. !hey are not lawful $wi4es% for the 5nbelie4ers, nor are the $5nbelie4ers% lawful $husbands% for them. 2ut "ay the 5nbelie4ers what they ha4e s"ent $on their dower%, and there will be no blame on you if ye marry them on "ayment of their dower to them. 2ut hold not to the uardianshi" of unbelie4in women; as# for what ye ha4e s"ent on their dowers, and let the $5nbelie4ers% as# for what they ha4e s"ent $on the dowers of women who come o4er to you%. Such is the command of Allah. 7e 8ud es $with 8ustice% between you. And Allah is 9ull of Hnowled e and 3isdom.

##! And if any of your wi4es deserts you to the 5nbelie4ers, and ye ha4e an accession $by the comin o4er of a woman from the other side%, then "ay to those whose wi4es ha4e deserted the eFui4alent of what they had s"ent $on their dower%. And fear Allah, in 3hom ye belie4e. #%! : Pro"het= 3hen belie4in women come to thee to ta#e the oath of fealty to thee, that they will not associate in worshi" any other thin whate4er with Allah, that they will not steal, that they will not commit adultery $or fornication%, that they will not #ill their children, that they will not utter slander, intentionally for in falsehood, and that they will not disobey thee in any 8ust matter,@ then do thou recei4e their fealty, and "ray to Allah for the for i4eness $of their sins%; for Allah is :ft@9or i4in , Most Merciful. #&! : ye who belie4e= !urn not $for friendshi"% to "eo"le on whom is the 3rath of Allah, of the 7ereafter they are already in des"air, 8ust as the 5nbelie4ers are in des"air about those $buried% in ra4es.

"urah )#! The 7an5s, 6attle Array
#! 3hate4er is in the hea4ens and on earth, let it declare the Praises and Glory of Allah. for 7e is the BCalted in Mi ht, the 3ise. %! : ye who belie4e= 3hy say ye that which ye do not> &! Grie4ously odious is it in the si ht of Allah that ye say that which ye do not. '! !ruly Allah lo4es those who fi ht in 7is Cause in battle array, as if they were a solid cemented structure. (! And remember, Moses said to his "eo"le; <: my "eo"le= why do ye 4eC and insult me, thou h ye #now that I am the a"ostle of Allah $sent% to you>< !hen when they went wron , Allah let their hearts o wron . 9or Allah uides not those who are rebellious trans ressors. )! And remember, Jesus, the son of Mary, said; <: Children of Israel= I am the a"ostle of Allah $sent% to you, confirmin the 1aw $which came% before me, and i4in Glad !idin s of an Messen er to come after me, whose name shall be Ahmad.< 2ut when he came to them with Clear Si ns, they said, <this is e4ident sorcery=< *! 3ho doth reater wron than one who in4ents falsehood a ainst Allah, e4en as he is bein in4ited to Islam> And Allah uides not those who do wron . -! !heir intention is to eCtin uish Allah.s 1i ht $by blowin % with their mouths; 2ut Allah will com"lete $the re4elation of% 7is 1i ht, e4en thou h the 5nbelie4ers may detest $it%.

.! It is 7e 3ho has sent 7is Messen er with Guidance and the 6eli ion of !ruth, that he may "roclaim it o4er all reli ion, e4en thou h the Pa ans may detest $it%. #/! : ye who belie4e= Shall I lead you to a bar ain that will sa4e you from a rie4ous Penalty>@ ##! !hat ye belie4e in Allah and 7is Messen er, and that ye stri4e $your utmost% in the Cause of Allah, with your "ro"erty and your "ersons; !hat will be best for you, if ye but #new= #%! 7e will for i4e you your sins, and admit you to Gardens beneath which 6i4ers flow, and to beautiful mansions in Gardens of Bternity; that is indeed the Su"reme Achie4ement. #&! And another $fa4our will 7e bestow,% which ye do lo4e,@ hel" from Allah and a s"eedy 4ictory. So i4e the Glad !idin s to the 2elie4ers. #'! : ye who belie4e= 2e ye hel"ers of Allah. As said Jesus the son of Mary to the Disci"les, <3ho will be my hel"ers to $the wor# of% Allah.< Said the disci"les, <3e are Allah.s hel"ers=< then a "ortion of the Children of Israel belie4ed, and a "ortion disbelie4ed; 2ut 3e a4e "ower to those who belie4ed, a ainst their enemies, and they became the ones that "re4ailed.

"urah )%! The +on re ation, 0riday
#! 3hate4er is in the hea4ens and on earth, doth declare the Praises and Glory of Allah,@ the So4erei n, the 7oly :ne, the BCalted in Mi ht, the 3ise. %! It is 7e 3ho has sent amon st the 5nlettered an a"ostle from amon themsel4es, to rehearse to them 7is Si ns, to sanctify them, and to instruct them in Scri"ture and 3isdom,@ althou h they had been, before, in manifest error;@ &! As well as $to confer all these benefits u"on% others of them, who ha4e not already 8oined them; And 7e is eCalted in Mi ht, 3ise. '! Such is the 2ounty of Allah, which 7e bestows on whom 7e will; and Allah is the 1ord of the hi hest bounty. (! !he similitude of those who were char ed with the $obli ations of the% Mosaic 1aw, but who subseFuently failed in those $obli ations%, is that of a don#ey which carries hu e tomes $but understands them not%. B4il is the similitude of "eo"le who falsify the Si ns of Allah. and Allah uides not "eo"le who do wron . )! Say; <: ye that stand on Judaism= If ye thin# that ye are friends to Allah, to the eCclusion of $other% men, then eC"ress your desire for Death, if ye are truthful=<

*! 2ut ne4er will they eC"ress their desire $for Death%, because of the $deeds% their hands ha4e sent on before them= and Allah #nows well those that do wron = -! Say; <!he Death from which ye flee will truly o4erta#e you; then will ye be sent bac# to the Hnower of thin s secret and o"en; and 7e will tell you $the truth of% the thin s that ye did=< .! : ye who belie4e= 3hen the call is "roclaimed to "rayer on 9riday $the Day of Assembly%, hasten earnestly to the 6emembrance of Allah, and lea4e off business $and traffic%; !hat is best for you if ye but #new= #/! And when the Prayer is finished, then may ye dis"erse throu h the land, and see# of the 2ounty of Allah. and celebrate the Praises of Allah often $and without stint%; that ye may "ros"er. ##! 2ut when they see some bar ain or some amusement, they dis"erse headlon to it, and lea4e thee standin . Say; <!he $blessin % from the Presence of Allah is better than any amusement or bar ain= and Allah is the 2est to "ro4ide $for all needs%.<

Surah 63. The Hypocrites
In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
#! 3hen the 7y"ocrites come to thee, they say, <3e bear witness that thou art indeed the Messen er of Allah.< Eea, Allah #noweth that thou art indeed 7is Messen er, and Allah beareth witness that the 7y"ocrites are indeed liars. %! !hey ha4e made their oaths a screen $for their misdeeds%; thus they obstruct $men% from the Path of Allah. truly e4il are their deeds. &! !hat is because they belie4ed, then they re8ected 9aith; So a seal was set on their hearts; therefore they understand not. '! 3hen thou loo#est at them, their eCteriors "lease thee; and when they s"ea#, thou listenest to their words. !hey are as $worthless as hollow% "ieces of timber "ro""ed u", $unable to stand on their own%. !hey thin# that e4ery cry is a ainst them. !hey are the enemies; so beware of them. !he curse of Allah be on them= 7ow are they deluded $away from the !ruth%= (! And when it is said to them, <Come, the Messen er of Allah will "ray for your for i4eness<, they turn aside their heads, and thou wouldst see them turnin away their faces in arro ance.

)! It is eFual to them whether thou "ray for their for i4eness or not. Allah will not for i4e them. !ruly Allah uides not rebellious trans ressors. *! !hey are the ones who say, <S"end nothin on those who are with Allah.s Messen er, to the end that they may dis"erse $and Fuit Medina%.< 2ut to Allah belon the treasures of the hea4ens and the earth; but the 7y"ocrites understand not. -! !hey say, <If we return to Medina, surely the more honourable $element% will eC"el therefrom the meaner.< 2ut honour belon s to Allah and 7is Messen er, and to the 2elie4ers; but the 7y"ocrites #now not. .! : ye who belie4e= 1et not your riches or your children di4ert you from the remembrance of Allah. If any act thus, the loss is their own. #/! and s"end somethin $in charity% out of the substance which 3e ha4e bestowed on you, before Death should come to any of you and he should say, <: my 1ord= why didst !hou not i4e me res"ite for a little while> I should then ha4e i4en $lar ely% in charity, and I should ha4e been one of the doers of ood<. ##! 2ut to no soul will Allah rant res"ite when the time a""ointed $for it% has come; and Allah is well acFuainted with $all% that ye do.

Surah -,. Mutual Disillusion, 7a lin
In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
#! 3hate4er is in the hea4ens and on earth, doth declare the Praises and Glory of Allah. to 7im belon s dominion, and to 7im belon s "raise; and 7e has "ower o4er all thin s. %! It is 7e 3ho has created you; and of you are some that are 5nbelie4ers, and some that are 2elie4ers; and Allah sees well all that ye do. &! 7e has created the hea4ens and the earth in 8ust "ro"ortions, and has i4en you sha"e, and made your sha"es beautiful; and to 7im is the final Goal. '! 7e #nows what is in the hea4ens and on earth; and 7e #nows what ye conceal and what ye re4eal; yea, Allah #nows well the $secrets% of $all% hearts. (! 7as not the story reached you, of those who re8ected 9aith aforetime> So they tasted the e4il result of their conduct; and they had a rie4ous Penalty.

)! !hat was because there came to them a"ostles with Clear Si ns, but they said; <Shall $mere% human bein s direct us>< So they re8ected $the Messa e% and turned away. 2ut Allah can do without $them%; and Allah is free of all needs, worthy of all "raise. *! !he 5nbelie4ers thin# that they will not be raised u" $for Jud ment%. Say; <Eea, 2y my 1ord, Ee shall surely be raised u"; then shall ye be told $the truth% of all that ye did. And that is easy for Allah.< -! 2elie4e, therefore, in Allah and 7is Messen er, and in the 1i ht which we ha4e sent down. And Allah is well acFuainted with all that ye do. .! !he Day that 7e assembles you $all% for a Day of Assembly,@ that will be a Day of mutual loss and ain $amon you%, and those who belie4e in Allah and wor# ri hteousness,@ 7e will remo4e from them their ills, and 7e will admit them to Gardens beneath which 6i4ers flow, to dwell therein for e4er; that will be the Su"reme Achie4ement. #/! 2ut those who re8ect 9aith and treat :ur Si ns as falsehoods, they will be Com"anions of the 9ire, to dwell therein for aye; and e4il is that Goal. ##! ?o #ind of calamity can occur, eCce"t by the lea4e of Allah. and if any one belie4es in Allah, $$Allah%% uides his heart $ari ht%; for Allah #nows all thin s. #%! So obey Allah, and obey 7is Messen er. but if ye turn bac#, the duty of :ur Messen er is but to "roclaim $the Messa e% clearly and o"enly. #&! Allah. !here is no od but 7e; and on Allah, therefore, let the 2elie4ers "ut their trust. #'! : ye who belie4e= !ruly, amon your wi4es and your children are $some that are% enemies to yoursel4es; so beware of them= 2ut if ye for i4e and o4erloo#, and co4er u" $their faults%, 4erily Allah is :ft@9or i4in , Most Merciful. #(! Eour riches and your children may be but a trial; but in the Presence of Allah, is the hi hest, 6eward. #)! So fear Allah as much as ye can; listen and obey and s"end in charity for the benefit of your own soul and those sa4ed from the co4etousness of their own souls,@ they are the ones that achie4e "ros"erity. #*! If ye loan to Allah, a beautiful loan, 7e will double it to your $credit%, and 7e will rant you 9or i4eness; for Allah is most 6eady to a""reciate $ser4ice%, Most 9orbearin ,@ #-! Hnower of what is o"en, BCalted in Mi ht, 9ull of 3isdom.

Surah -). Di4orce
In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
#! : Pro"het= 3hen ye do di4orce women, di4orce them at their "rescribed "eriods, and count $accurately%, their "rescribed "eriods; And fear Allah your 1ord; and turn them not out of their houses, nor shall they $themsel4es% lea4e, eCce"t in case they are uilty of some o"en lewdness, those are limits set by Allah. and any who trans resses the limits of Allah, does 4erily wron his $own% soul; thou #nowest not if "erchance Allah will brin about thereafter some new situation. %! !hus when they fulfil their term a""ointed, either ta#e them bac# on eFuitable terms or "art with them on eFuitable terms; and ta#e for witness two "ersons from amon you, endued with 8ustice, and establish the e4idence $as% before Allah. Such is the admonition i4en to him who belie4es in Allah and the 1ast Day. And for those who fear Allah, 7e $e4er% "re"ares a way out, &! And 7e "ro4ides for him from $sources% he ne4er could ima ine. And if any one "uts his trust in Allah, sufficient is $$Allah%% for him. 9or Allah will surely accom"lish his "ur"ose; 4erily, for all thin s has Allah a""ointed a due "ro"ortion. '! Such of your women as ha4e "assed the a e of monthly courses, for them the "rescribed "eriod, if ye ha4e any doubts, is three months, and for those who ha4e no courses $it is the same%; for those who carry $life within their wombs%, their "eriod is until they deli4er their burdens; and for those who fear Allah, 7e will ma#e their "ath easy. (! !hat is the Command of Allah, which 7e has sent down to you; and if any one fears Allah, 7e will remo4e his ills, from him, and will enlar e his reward. )! 1et the women li4e $in Diddat% in the same style as ye li4e, accordin to your means; Annoy them not, so as to restrict them. And if they carry $life in their wombs%, then s"end $your substance% on them until they deli4er their burden; and if they suc#le your $offs"rin %, i4e them their recom"ense; and ta#e mutual counsel to ether, accordin to what is 8ust and reasonable. And if ye find yoursel4es in difficulties, let another woman suc#le $the child% on the $fatherDs% behalf. *! 1et the man of means s"end accordin to his means; and the man whose resources are restricted, let him s"end accordin to what Allah has i4en him. Allah "uts no burden on any "erson beyond what 7e has i4en him. After a difficulty, Allah will soon rant relief. -! 7ow many "o"ulations that insolently o""osed the Command of their 1ord and of 7is a"ostles, did 3e not then call to account,@ to se4ere account>@ and 3e im"osed on them an eCem"lary Punishment.

.! !hen did they taste the e4il result of their conduct, and the Bnd of their conduct was Perdition. #/! Allah has "re"ared for them a se4ere Punishment $in the 7ereafter%. !herefore fear Allah, : ye men of understandin @ who ha4e belie4ed=@ for Allah hath indeed sent down to you a Messa e,@ ##! An Messen er, who rehearses to you the Si ns of Allah containin clear eC"lanations, that he may lead forth those who belie4e and do ri hteous deeds from the de"ths of Dar#ness into 1i ht. And those who belie4e in Allah and wor# ri hteousness, 7e will admit to Gardens beneath which 6i4ers flow, to dwell therein for e4er; Allah has indeed ranted for them a most eCcellent Pro4ision. #%! Allah is 7e 3ho created se4en 9irmaments and of the earth a similar number. !hrou h the midst of them $all% descends 7is Command; that ye may #now that Allah has "ower o4er all thin s, and that Allah com"rehends, all thin s in $7is% Hnowled e.

Surah --. 2annin , Prohibition
In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
#! : Pro"het= 3hy holdest thou to be forbidden that which Allah has made lawful to thee> !hou see#est to "lease thy consorts. 2ut Allah is :ft@9or i4in , Most Merciful. %! Allah has already ordained for you, $: men%, the dissolution of your oaths $in some cases%; and Allah is your Protector, and 7e is 9ull of Hnowled e and 3isdom. &! 3hen the Pro"het disclosed a matter in confidence to one of his consorts, and she then di4ul ed it $to another%, and Allah made it #nown to him, he confirmed "art thereof and re"udiated a "art. !hen when he told her thereof, she said, <3ho told thee this> <7e said, <7e told me 3ho #nows and is well@acFuainted $with all thin s%.< '! If ye two turn in re"entance to 7im, your hearts are indeed so inclined; 2ut if ye bac# u" each other a ainst him, truly Allah is his Protector, and Gabriel, and $e4ery% ri hteous one amon those who belie4e,@ and furthermore, the an els @ will bac# $him% u". (! It may be, if he di4orced you $all%, that Allah will i4e him in eCchan e consorts better than you,@ who submit $their wills%, who belie4e, who are de4out, who turn to Allah in re"entance, who worshi" $in humility%, who tra4el $for 9aith% and fast,@ "re4iously married or 4ir ins.

)! : ye who belie4e= sa4e yoursel4es and your families from a 9ire whose fuel is Men and Stones, o4er which are $a""ointed% an els stern $and% se4ere, who flinch not $from eCecutin % the Commands they recei4e from Allah, but do $"recisely% what they are commanded. *! $!hey will say%, <: ye 5nbelie4ers= Ma#e no eCcuses this Day= Ee are bein but reFuited for all that ye did=< -! : ye who belie4e= !urn to Allah with sincere re"entance; In the ho"e that your 1ord will remo4e from you your ills and admit you to Gardens beneath which 6i4ers flow,@ the Day that Allah will not "ermit to be humiliated the Pro"het and those who belie4e with him. !heir 1i ht will run forward before them and by their ri ht hands, while they say, <:ur 1ord= Perfect our 1i ht for us, and rant us 9or i4eness; for !hou hast "ower o4er all thin s.< .! : Pro"het= Stri4e hard a ainst the 5nbelie4ers and the 7y"ocrites, and be firm a ainst them. !heir abode is 7ell,@ an e4il refu e $indeed%. #/! Allah sets forth, for an eCam"le to the 5nbelie4ers, the wife of ?oah and the wife of 1ut; they were $res"ecti4ely% under two of our ri hteous ser4ants, but they were false to their $husbands%, and they "rofited nothin before Allah on their account, but were told; <Bnter ye the 9ire alon with $others% that enter=< ##! And Allah sets forth, as an eCam"le to those who belie4e the wife of Pharaoh; 2ehold she said; <: my 1ord= 2uild for me, in nearness to !hee, a mansion in the Garden, and sa4e me from Pharaoh and his doin s, and sa4e me from those that do wron <; #%! And Mary the dau hter of DImran, who uarded her chastity; and 3e breathed into $her body% of :ur s"irit; and she testified to the truth of the words of her 1ord and of 7is 6e4elations, and was one of the de4out $ser4ants%.

Surah -.. !he So4erei nty, Control
In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
#! 2lessed be 7e in 3hose hands is Dominion; and 7e o4er all thin s hath Power;@ %! 7e 3ho created Death and 1ife, that 7e may try which of you is best in deed; and 7e is the BCalted in Mi ht, :ft@9or i4in ;@

&! 7e 3ho created the se4en hea4ens one abo4e another; ?o want of "ro"ortion wilt thou see in the Creation of $$Allah%% Most Gracious. So turn thy 4ision a ain; seest thou any flaw> '! A ain turn thy 4ision a second time; $thy% 4ision will come bac# to thee dull and discomfited, in a state worn out. (! And we ha4e, $from of old%, adorned the lowest hea4en with 1am"s, and 3e ha4e made such $1am"s% $as% missiles to dri4e away the B4il :nes, and ha4e "re"ared for them the Penalty of the 2laAin 9ire. )! 9or those who re8ect their 1ord $and Cherisher% is the Penalty of 7ell; and e4il is $such%, Destination. *! 3hen they are cast therein, they will hear the $terrible% drawin in of its breath e4en as it blaAes forth, -! Almost burstin with fury; B4ery time a Grou" is cast therein, its Hee"ers will as#, <Did no 3arner come to you>< .! !hey will say; <Ees indeed; a 3arner did come to us, but we re8ected him and said, D$Allah% ne4er sent down any $Messa e%; ye are nothin but an e re ious delusion=D< #/! !hey will further say; <7ad we but listened or used our intelli ence, we should not $now% be amon the Com"anions of the 2laAin 9ire=< ##! !hey will then confess their sins; but far will be $9or i4eness% from the Com"anions of the 2laAin 9ire= #%! As for those who fear their 1ord unseen, for them is 9or i4eness and a reat 6eward. #&! And whether ye hide your word or "ublish it, 7e certainly has $full% #nowled e, of the secrets of $all% hearts. #'! Should 7e not #now,@ 7e that created> and 7e is the :ne that understands the finest mysteries $and% is well@acFuainted $with them%. #(! It is 7e 3ho has made the earth mana eable for you, so tra4erse ye throu h its tracts and en8oy of the Sustenance which 7e furnishes; but unto 7im is the 6esurrection. #)! Do ye feel secure that 7e 3ho is in hea4en will not cause you to be swallowed u" by the earth when it sha#es $as in an earthFua#e%> #*! :r do ye feel secure that 7e 3ho is in 7ea4en will not send a ainst you a 4iolent tornado $with showers of stones%, so that ye shall #now how $terrible% was My warnin >

#-! 2ut indeed men before them re8ected $My warnin %; then how $terrible% was My re8ection $of them%> #.! Do they not obser4e the birds abo4e them, s"readin their win s and foldin them in> ?one can u"hold them eCce"t $$Allah%% Most Gracious; !ruly $$Allah%% Most Gracious; !ruly it is 7e that watches o4er all thin s. %/! ?ay, who is there that can hel" you, $e4en as% an army, besides $$Allah%% Most Merciful> In nothin but delusion are the 5nbelie4ers. %#! :r who is there that can "ro4ide you with Sustenance if 7e were to withhold 7is "ro4ision> ?ay, they obstinately "ersist in insolent im"iety and fli ht $from the !ruth%. %%! Is then one who wal#s headlon , with his face ro4ellin , better uided,@ or one who wal#s e4enly on a Strai ht 3ay> %&! Say; <It is 7e 3ho has created you $and made you row%, and made for you the faculties of hearin , seein , feelin and understandin ; little than#s it is ye i4e. %'! Say; <It is 7e 3ho has multi"lied you throu h the earth, and to 7im shall ye be athered to ether.< %(! !hey as#; 3hen will this "romise be $fulfilled%> @ If ye are tellin the truth. %)! Say; <As to the #nowled e of the time, it is with Allah alone; I am $sent% only to warn "lainly in "ublic.< %*! At len th, when they see it close at hand, rie4ed will be the faces of the 5nbelie4ers, and it will be said $to them%; <!his is $the "romise fulfilled%, which ye were callin for=< %-! Say; <See ye>@ If Allah were to destroy me, and those with me, or if 7e bestows 7is Mercy on us,@ yet who can deli4er the 5nbelie4ers from a rie4ous Penalty>< %.! Say; <7e is $$Allah%% Most Gracious; 3e ha4e belie4ed in 7im, and on 7im ha4e we "ut our trust; So, soon will ye #now which $of us% it is that is in manifest error.< &/! Say; <See ye>@ If your stream be some mornin lost $in the under round earth%, who then can su""ly you with clear@flowin water><

Surah -/. !he Pen, $the 1etter% ?

In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
#! ?un. 2y the Pen and the $6ecord% which $men% write,@ %! !hou art not, by the Grace of thy 1ord, mad or "ossessed. &! ?ay, 4erily for thee is a 6eward unfailin ; '! And thou $standest% on an eCalted standard of character. (! Soon wilt thou see, and they will see, )! 3hich of you is afflicted with madness. *! Ierily it is thy 1ord that #noweth best, which $amon men% hath strayed from 7is Path; and 7e #noweth best those who recei4e $true% Guidance. -! So hear#en not to those who deny $the !ruth%. .! !heir desire is that thou shouldst be "liant; so would they be "liant. #/! 7eed not the ty"e of des"icable men,@ ready with oaths, ##! A slanderer, oin about with calumnies, #%! $7abitually% hinderin $all% ood, trans ressin beyond bounds, dee" in sin, #&! Iiolent $and cruel%,@ with all that, base@born,@ #'! 2ecause he "ossesses wealth and $numerous% sons. #(! 3hen to him are rehearsed :ur Si ns, <!ales of the ancients<, he cries= #)! Soon shall 3e brand $the beast% on the snout= #*! Ierily 3e ha4e tried them as 3e tried the Peo"le of the Garden, when they resol4ed to ather the fruits of the $ arden% in the mornin . #-! 2ut made no reser4ation, $<If it be Allah.s 3ill<%. #.! !hen there came on the $ arden% a 4isitation from thy 1ord, $which swe"t away% all around, while they were aslee". %/! So the $ arden% became, by the mornin , li#e a dar# and desolate s"ot, $whose fruit had been athered%.

%#! As the mornin bro#e, they called out, one to another,@ %%! <Go ye to your tilth $betimes% in the mornin , if ye would ather the fruits.< %&! So they de"arted, con4ersin in secret low tones, $sayin %@ %'! <1et not a sin le indi ent "erson brea# in u"on you into the $ arden% this day.< %(! And they o"ened the mornin , stron in an $un8ust% resol4e. %)! 2ut when they saw the $ arden%, they said; <3e ha4e surely lost our way; %*! <Indeed we are shut out $of the fruits of our labour%=< %-! Said one of them, more 8ust $than the rest%; <Did I not say to you, D3hy not lorify $$Allah%%>D< %.! !hey said; <Glory to our 1ord= Ierily we ha4e been doin wron =< &/! !hen they turned, one a ainst another, in re"roach. &#! !hey said; <Alas for us= 3e ha4e indeed trans ressed= &%! <It may be that our 1ord will i4e us in eCchan e a better $ arden% than this; for we do turn to 7im $in re"entance%=< &&! Such is the Punishment $in this life%; but reater is the Punishment in the 7ereafter,@ if only they #new= &'! Ierily, for the 6i hteous, are Gardens of Deli ht, in the Presence of their 1ord. &(! Shall 3e then treat the Peo"le of 9aith li#e the Peo"le of Sin> &)! 3hat is the matter with you> 7ow 8ud e ye> &*! :r ha4e ye a boo# throu h which ye learn@ &-! !hat ye shall ha4e, throu h it whate4er ye choose> &.! :r ha4e ye Co4enants with 5s to oath, reachin to the Day of Jud ment, $"ro4idin % that ye shall ha4e whate4er ye shall demand> '/! As# thou of them, which of them will stand surety for that= '#! :r ha4e they some <Partners< $in Allah.ead%> !hen let them "roduce their <"artners<, if they are truthful=

'%! !he Day that the shin shall be laid bare, and they shall be summoned to bow in adoration, but they shall not be able,@ '&! !heir eyes will be cast down,@ i nominy will co4er them; seein that they had been summoned aforetime to bow in adoration, while they were whole, $and had refused%. ''! !hen lea4e Me alone with such as re8ect this Messa e; by de rees shall 3e "unish them from directions they "ercei4e not. '(! A $lon % res"ite will I rant them; truly "owerful is My Plan. ')! :r is it that thou dost as# them for a reward, so that they are burdened with a load of debt>@ '*! :r that the 5nseen is in their hands, so that they can write it down> '-! So wait with "atience for the Command of thy 1ord, and be not li#e the Com"anion of the 9ish,@ when he cried out in a ony. '.! 7ad not Grace from his 1ord reached him, he would indeed ha4e been cast off on the na#ed shore, in dis race. (/! !hus did his 1ord choose him and ma#e him of the Com"any of the 6i hteous. (#! And the 5nbelie4ers would almost tri" thee u" with their eyes when they hear the Messa e; and they say; <Surely he is "ossessed=< (%! 2ut it is nothin less than a Messa e to all the worlds.

Surah -0. !he 6eality
In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
#! !he Sure 6eality= %! 3hat is the Sure 6eality> &! And what will ma#e thee realise what the Sure 6eality is> '! !he !hamud and the DAd Peo"le $branded% as false the Stunnin Calamity= (! 2ut the !hamud,@ they were destroyed by a terrible Storm of thunder and li htnin = )! And the DAd, they were destroyed by a furious 3ind, eCceedin ly 4iolent;

*! 7e made it ra e a ainst them se4en ni hts and ei ht days in succession; so that thou couldst see the $whole% "eo"le lyin "rostrate in its $"ath%, as they had been roots of hollow "alm@trees tumbled down= -! !hen seest thou any of them left sur4i4in > .! And Pharaoh, and those before him, and the Cities :4erthrown, committed habitual Sin. #/! And disobeyed $each% the a"ostle of their 1ord; so 7e "unished them with an abundant Penalty. ##! 3e, when the water $of ?oahDs 9lood% o4erflowed beyond its limits, carried you $man#ind%, in the floatin $Ar#%, #%! !hat 3e mi ht ma#e it a Messa e unto you, and that ears $that should hear the tale and% retain its memory should bear its $lessons% in remembrance. #&! !hen, when one blast is sounded on the !rum"et, #'! And the earth is mo4ed, and its mountains, and they are crushed to "owder at one stro#e,@ #(! :n that Day shall the $Great% B4ent come to "ass. #)! And the s#y will be rent asunder, for it will that Day be flimsy, #*! And the an els will be on its sides, and ei ht will, that Day, bear the !hrone of thy 1ord abo4e them. #-! !hat Day shall ye be brou ht to Jud ment; not an act of yours that ye hide will be hidden. #.! !hen he that will be i4en his 6ecord in his ri ht hand will say; <Ah here= 6ead ye my 6ecord= %/! <I did really understand that my Account would $:ne Day% reach me=< %#! And he will be in a life of 2liss, %%! In a Garden on hi h, %&! !he 9ruits whereof $will han in bunches% low and near. %'! <Bat ye and drin# ye, with full satisfaction; because of the $ ood% that ye sent before you, in the days that are one=<

%(! And he that will be i4en his 6ecord in his left hand, will say; <Ah= 3ould that my 6ecord had not been i4en to me= %)! <And that I had ne4er realised how my account $stood%= %*! <Ah= 3ould that $Death% had made an end of me= %-! <:f no "rofit to me has been my wealth= %.! <My "ower has "erished from me=<... &/! $!he stern command will say%; <SeiAe ye him, and bind ye him, &#! <And burn ye him in the 2laAin 9ire. &%! <9urther, ma#e him march in a chain, whereof the len th is se4enty cubits= &&! <!his was he that would not belie4e in Allah Most 7i h. &'! <And would not encoura e the feedin of the indi ent= &(! <So no friend hath he here this Day. &)! <?or hath he any food eCce"t the corru"tion from the washin of wounds, &*! <3hich none do eat but those in sin.< &-! So I do call to witness what ye see, &.! And what ye see not, '/! !hat this is 4erily the word of an honoured a"ostle; '#! It is not the word of a "oet; little it is ye belie4e= '%! ?or is it the word of a soothsayer; little admonition it is ye recei4e. '&! $!his is% a Messa e sent down from the 1ord of the 3orlds. ''! And if the a"ostle were to in4ent any sayin s in :ur name, '(! 3e should certainly seiAe him by his ri ht hand, ')! And 3e should certainly then cut off the artery of his heart; '*! ?or could any of you withhold him $from :ur wrath%.

'-! 2ut 4erily this is a Messa e for the Allah.fearin . '.! And 3e certainly #now that there are amon st you those that re8ect $it%. (/! 2ut truly $6e4elation% is a cause of sorrow for the 5nbelie4ers. (#! 2ut 4erily it is !ruth of assured certainty. (%! So lorify the name of thy 1ord Most 7i h.

Surah .'. !he Ascendin Stairways, Staircases 5"ward, S#e"tic
In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
#! A Fuestioner as#ed about a Penalty to befall@ %! !he 5nbelie4ers, the which there is none to ward off,@ &! $A Penalty% from Allah, 1ord of the 3ays of Ascent. '! !he an els and the s"irit ascend unto him in a Day the measure whereof is $as% fifty thousand years; (! !herefore do thou hold Patience,@ a Patience of beautiful $contentment%. )! !hey see the $Day% indeed as a far@off $e4ent%; *! 2ut 3e see it $Fuite% near. -! !he Day that the s#y will be li#e molten brass, .! And the mountains will be li#e wool, #/! And no friend will as# after a friend, ##! !hou h they will be "ut in si ht of each other,@ the sinnerDs desire will be; 3ould that he could redeem himself from the Penalty of that Day by $sacrificin % his children,

#%! 7is wife and his brother, #&! 7is #indred who sheltered him, #'! And all, all that is on earth,@ so it could deli4er him; #(! 2y no means= for it would be the 9ire of 7ell=@ #)! Pluc#in out $his bein % ri ht to the s#ull=@ #*! In4itin $all% such as turn their bac#s and turn away their faces $from the 6i ht%. #-! And collect $wealth% and hide it $from use%= #.! !ruly man was created 4ery im"atient;@ %/! 9retful when e4il touches him; %#! And ni ardly when ood reaches him;@ %%! ?ot so those de4oted to Prayer;@ %&! !hose who remain steadfast to their "rayer; %'! And those in whose wealth is a reco nised ri ht. %(! 9or the $needy% who as#s and him who is "re4ented $for some reason from as#in %; %)! And those who hold to the truth of the Day of Jud ment; %*! And those who fear the dis"leasure of their 1ord,@ %-! 9or their 1ordDs dis"leasure is the o""osite of Peace and !ranFuillity;@ %.! And those who uard their chastity, &/! BCce"t with their wi4es and the $ca"ti4es% whom their ri ht hands "ossess,@ for $then% they are not to be blamed, &#! 2ut those who tres"ass beyond this are trans ressors;@ &%! And those who res"ect their trusts and co4enants; &&! And those who stand firm in their testimonies; &'! And those who uard $the sacredness% of their worshi";@

&(! Such will be the honoured ones in the Gardens $of 2liss%. &)! ?ow what is the matter with the 5nbelie4ers that they rush madly before thee@ &*! 9rom the ri ht and from the left, in crowds> &-! Does e4ery man of them lon to enter the Garden of 2liss> &.! 2y no means= 9or 3e ha4e created them out of the $base matter% they #now= '/! ?ow I do call to witness the 1ord of all "oints in the Bast and the 3est that 3e can certainly@ '#! Substitute for them better $men% than they; And 3e are not to be defeated $in :ur Plan%. '%! So lea4e them to "lun e in 4ain tal# and "lay about, until they encounter that Day of theirs which they ha4e been "romised=@ '&! !he Day whereon they will issue from their se"ulchres in sudden haste as if they were rushin to a oal@"ost $fiCed for them%,@ ''! !heir eyes lowered in de8ection,@ i nominy co4erin them $all o4er%= such is the Day the which they are "romised=

Surah .&. ?oah
In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
#! 3e sent ?oah to his Peo"le $with the Command%; <Do thou warn thy Peo"le before there comes to them a rie4ous Penalty.< %! 7e said; <: my Peo"le= I am to you a 3arner, clear and o"en; &! <!hat ye should worshi" Allah, fear 7im and obey me; '! <So 7e may for i4e you your sins and i4e you res"ite for a stated !erm; for when the !erm i4en by Allah is accom"lished, it cannot be "ut forward; if ye only #new.< (! 7e said; <: my 1ord= I ha4e called to my Peo"le ni ht and day; )! <2ut my call only increases $their% fli ht $from the 6i ht%.

*! <And e4ery time I ha4e called to them, that !hou mi htest for i4e them, they ha4e $only% thrust their fin ers into their ears, co4ered themsel4es u" with their arments, rown obstinate, and i4en themsel4es u" to arro ance. -! <So I ha4e called to them aloud; .! <9urther I ha4e s"o#en to them in "ublic and secretly in "ri4ate, #/! <Sayin , DAs# for i4eness from your 1ord; for 7e is :ft@9or i4in ; ##! <D7e will send rain to you in abundance; #%! <DGi4e you increase in wealth and sons; and bestow on you ardens and bestow on you ri4ers $of flowin water%. #&! <D3hat is the matter with you, that ye "lace not your ho"e for #indness and lon @ sufferin in Allah,@ #'! <DSeein that it is 7e that has created you in di4erse sta es> #(! <DSee ye not how Allah has created the se4en hea4ens one abo4e another, #)! <DAnd made the moon a li ht in their midst, and made the sun as a $Glorious% 1am"> #*! <DAnd Allah has "roduced you from the earth rowin $ radually%, #-! <DAnd in the Bnd 7e will return you into the $earth%, and raise you forth $a ain at the 6esurrection%> #.! <DAnd Allah has made the earth for you as a car"et $s"read out%, %/! <D!hat ye may o about therein, in s"acious roads.D< %#! ?oah said; <: my 1ord= !hey ha4e disobeyed me, but they follow $men% whose wealth and children i4e them no increase but only 1oss. %%! <And they ha4e de4ised a tremendous Plot. %&! <And they ha4e said $to each other%, DAbandon not your ods; Abandon neither 3add nor SuwaD, neither Ea uth nor EaDuF, nor ?asrD;@ %'! <!hey ha4e already misled many; and rant !hou no increase to the wron @ doers but in strayin $from their mar#%.< %(! 2ecause of their sins they were drowned $in the flood%, and were made to enter the 9ire $of Punishment%; and they found@ in lieu of Allah. none to hel" them.

%)! And ?oah, said; <: my 1ord= 1ea4e not of the 5nbelie4ers, a sin le one on earth= %*! <9or, if !hou dost lea4e $any of% them, they will but mislead !hy de4otees, and they will breed none but wic#ed un rateful ones. %-! <: my 1ord= 9or i4e me, my "arents, all who enter my house in 9aith, and $all% belie4in men and belie4in women; and to the wron @doers rant !hou no increase but in "erdition=<

Surah .*. !he Jinn, S"rites
In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
#! Say; It has been re4ealed to me that a com"any of Jinns listened $to the GurDan%. !hey said, D3e ha4e really heard a wonderful 6ecital= %! DIt i4es uidance to the 6i ht, and we ha4e belie4ed therein; we shall not 8oin $in worshi"% any $ ods% with our 1ord. &! DAnd BCalted is the Ma8esty of our 1ord; 7e has ta#en neither a wife nor a son. '! D!here were some foolish ones amon us, who used to utter eCtra4a ant lies a ainst Allah. (! D2ut we do thin# that no man or s"irit should say au ht that untrue a ainst Allah. )! D!rue, there were "ersons amon man#ind who too# shelter with "ersons amon the Jinns, but they increased them in folly. *! DAnd they $came to% thin# as ye thou ht, that Allah would not raise u" any one $to Jud ment%. -! DAnd we "ried into the secrets of hea4en; but we found it filled with stern uards and flamin fires. .! D3e used, indeed, to sit there in $hidden% stations, to $steal% a hearin ; but any who listen now will find a flamin fire watchin him in ambush. #/! DAnd we understand not whether ill is intended to those on earth, or whether their 1ord $really% intends to uide them to ri ht conduct. ##! D!here are amon us some that are ri hteous, and some the contrary; we follow di4er ent "aths.

#%! D2ut we thin# that we can by no means frustrate Allah throu hout the earth, nor can we frustrate 7im by fli ht. #&! DAnd as for us, since we ha4e listened to the Guidance, we ha4e acce"ted it; and any who belie4es in his 1ord has no fear, either of a short $account% or of any in8ustice. #'! DAmon st us are some that submit their wills $to Allah., and some that swer4e from 8ustice. ?ow those who submit their wills @ they ha4e sou ht out $the "ath% of ri ht conduct; #(! D2ut those who swer4e,@ they are $but% fuel for 7ell@fireD@ #)! $And Allah.s Messa e is%; <If they $the Pa ans% had $only% remained on the $ri ht% 3ay, 3e should certainly ha4e bestowed on them 6ain in abundance. #*! <!hat 3e mi ht try them by that $means%. 2ut if any turns away from the remembrance of his 1ord, 7e will cause him to under o a se4ere Penalty. #-! <And the "laces of worshi" are for Allah $alone%; So in4o#e not any one alon with Allah. #.! <Eet when the De4otee of Allah stands forth to in4o#e 7im, they 8ust ma#e round him a dense crowd.< %/! Say; <I do no more than in4o#e my 1ord, and I 8oin not with 7im any $false od%.< %#! Say; <It is not in my "ower to cause you harm, or to brin you to ri ht conduct.< %%! Say; <?o one can deli4er me from Allah $If I were to disobey 7im%, nor should I find refu e eCce"t in 7im, %&! <5nless I "roclaim what I recei4e from Allah and 7is Messa es; for any that disobey Allah and 7is Messen er,@ for them is 7ell; they shall dwell therein for e4er.< %'! At len th, when they see $with their own eyes% that which they are "romised,@ then will they #now who it is that is wea#est in $his% hel"er and least im"ortant in "oint of numbers. %(! Say; <I #now not whether the $Punishment% which ye are "romised is near, or whether my 1ord will a""oint for it a distant term. %)! <7e $alone% #nows the 5nseen, nor does 7e ma#e any one acFuainted with 7is Mysteries,@ %*! <BCce"t an a"ostle whom 7e has chosen; and then 7e ma#es a band of watchers march before him and behind him,

%-! <!hat 7e may #now that they ha4e $truly% brou ht and deli4ered the Messa es of their 1ord; and 7e surrounds $all the mysteries% that are with them, and ta#es account of e4ery sin le thin .<

Surah .+. !he Bnshrouded :ne, 2undled 5"
In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
#! : thou folded in arments= %! Stand $to "rayer% by ni ht, but not all ni ht,@ &! 7alf of it,@ or a little less, '! :r a little more; and recite the GurDan in slow, measured rhythmic tones. (! Soon shall 3e send down to thee a wei hty Messa e. )! !ruly the risin by ni ht is most "otent for o4ernin $the soul%, and most suitable for $framin % the 3ord $of Prayer and Praise%. *! !rue, there is for thee by day "rolon ed occu"ation with ordinary duties; -! 2ut #ee" in remembrance the name of thy 1ord and de4ote thyself to 7im whole@ heartedly. .! $7e is% 1ord of the Bast and the 3est; there is no od but 7e; ta#e 7im therefore for $thy% Dis"oser of Affairs. #/! And ha4e "atience with what they say, and lea4e them with noble $di nity%. ##! And lea4e Me $alone to deal with% those in "ossession of the ood thin s of life, who $yet% deny the !ruth; and bear with them for a little while. #%! 3ith 5s are 9etters $to bind them%, and a 9ire $to burn them%, #&! And a 9ood that cho#es, and a Penalty Grie4ous. #'! :ne Day the earth and the mountains will be in 4iolent commotion. And the mountains will be as a hea" of sand "oured out and flowin down.

#(! 3e ha4e sent to you, $: men=% an a"ostle, to be a witness concernin you, e4en as 3e sent an a"ostle to Pharaoh. #)! 2ut Pharaoh disobeyed the a"ostle; so 3e seiAed him with a hea4y Punishment. #*! !hen how shall ye, if ye deny $$Allah%%, uard yoursel4es a ainst a Day that will ma#e children hoary@headed>@ #-! 3hereon the s#y will be cleft asunder> 7is Promise needs must be accom"lished. #.! Ierily this is an Admonition; therefore, whoso will, let him ta#e a $strai ht% "ath to his 1ord= %/! !hy 1ord doth #now that thou standest forth $to "rayer% ni h two@thirds of the ni ht, or half the ni ht, or a third of the ni ht, and so doth a "arty of those with thee. 2ut Allah doth a""oint ni ht and day in due measure 7e #noweth that ye are unable to #ee" count thereof. So 7e hath turned to you $in mercy%; read ye, therefore, of the GurDan as much as may be easy for you. 7e #noweth that there may be $some% amon you in ill@health; others tra4ellin throu h the land, see#in of Allah.s bounty; yet others fi htin in Allah.s Cause, read ye, therefore, as much of the GurDan as may be easy $for you%; and establish re ular Prayer and i4e re ular Charity; and loan to Allah a 2eautiful 1oan. And whate4er ood ye send forth for your souls ye shall find it in Allah.s Presence,@ yea, better and reater, in 6eward and see# ye the Grace of Allah. for Allah is :ft@9or i4in , Most Merciful.

Surah .,. !he Cloa#ed :ne, !he Man 3earin A Cloa#
In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
#! : thou wra""ed u" $in the mantle%= %! Arise and deli4er thy warnin = &! And thy 1ord do thou ma nify= '! And thy arments #ee" free from stain= (! And all abomination shun= )! ?or eC"ect, in i4in , any increase $for thyself%=

*! 2ut, for thy 1ordDs $Cause%, be "atient and constant= -! 9inally, when the !rum"et is sounded, .! !hat will be@ that Day @ a Day of Distress,@ #/! 9ar from easy for those without 9aith. ##! 1ea4e Me alone, $to deal% with the $creature% whom I created $bare and% alone=@ #%! !o whom I ranted resources in abundance, #&! And sons to be by his side=@ #'! !o whom I made $life% smooth and comfortable= #(! Eet is he reedy@that I should add $yet more%;@ #)! 2y no means= 9or to :ur Si ns he has been refractory= #*! Soon will I 4isit him with a mount of calamities= #-! 9or he thou ht and he "lotted;@ #.! And woe to him= 7ow he "lotted=@ %/! Eea, 3oe to him; 7ow he "lotted=@ %#! !hen he loo#ed round; %%! !hen he frowned and he scowled; %&! !hen he turned bac# and was hau hty; %'! !hen said he; <!his is nothin but ma ic, deri4ed from of old; %(! <!his is nothin but the word of a mortal=< %)! Soon will I cast him into 7ell@9ire= %*! And what will eC"lain to thee what 7ell@9ire is> %-! ?au ht doth it "ermit to endure, and nau ht doth it lea4e alone=@ %.! Dar#enin and chan in the colour of man=

&/! :4er it are ?ineteen. &#! And 3e ha4e set none but an els as Guardians of the 9ire; and 3e ha4e fiCed their number only as a trial for 5nbelie4ers,@ in order that the Peo"le of the 2oo# may arri4e at certainty, and the 2elie4ers may increase in 9aith,@ and that no doubts may be left for the Peo"le of the 2oo# and the 2elie4ers, and that those in whose hearts is a disease and the 5nbelie4ers may say, <3hat symbol doth Allah intend by this >< !hus doth Allah lea4e to stray whom 7e "leaseth, and uide whom 7e "leaseth; and none can #now the forces of thy 1ord, eCce"t 7e and this is no other than a warnin to man#ind. &%! ?ay, 4erily; 2y the Moon, &&! And by the ?i ht as it retreateth, &'! And by the Dawn as it shineth forth,@ &(! !his is but one of the mi hty $"ortents%, &)! A warnin to man#ind,@ &*! !o any of you that chooses to "ress forward, or to follow behind;@ &-! B4ery soul will be $held% in "led e for its deeds. &.! BCce"t the Com"anions of the 6i ht 7and. '/! $!hey will be% in Gardens $of Deli ht%; they will Fuestion each other, '#! And $as#% of the Sinners; '%! <3hat led you into 7ell 9ire>< '&! !hey will say; <3e were not of those who "rayed; ''! <?or were we of those who fed the indi ent; '(! <2ut we used to tal# 4anities with 4ain tal#ers; ')! <And we used to deny the Day of Jud ment, '*! <5ntil there came to us $the 7our% that is certain.< '-! !hen will no intercession of $any% intercessors "rofit them. '.! !hen what is the matter with them that they turn away from admonition>@

(/! As if they were affri hted asses, (#! 9leein from a lion= (%! 9orsooth, each one of them wants to be i4en scrolls $of re4elation% s"read out= (&! 2y no means= 2ut they fear not the 7ereafter, ('! ?ay, this surely is an admonition; ((! 1et any who will, #ee" it in remembrance= ()! 2ut none will #ee" it in remembrance eCce"t as Allah wills; 7e is the 1ord of 6i hteousness, and the 1ord of 9or i4eness.

Surah .). !he 6isin :f !he Dead, 6esurrection
In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
#! I do call to witness the 6esurrection Day; %! And I do call to witness the self@re"roachin s"irit; $Bschew B4il%. &! Does man thin# that 3e cannot assemble his bones> '! ?ay, 3e are able to "ut to ether in "erfect order the 4ery ti"s of his fin ers. (! 2ut man wishes to do wron $e4en% in the time in front of him. )! 7e Fuestions; <3hen is the Day of 6esurrection>< *! At len th, when the si ht is daAed, -! And the moon is buried in dar#ness. .! And the sun and moon are 8oined to ether,@ #/! !hat Day will Man say; <3here is the refu e>< ##! 2y no means= ?o "lace of safety=

#%! 2efore thy 1ord $alone%, that Day will be the "lace of rest. #&! !hat Day will Man be told $all% that he "ut forward, and all that he "ut bac#. #'! ?ay, man will be e4idence a ainst himself, #(! B4en thou h he were to "ut u" his eCcuses. #)! Mo4e not thy ton ue concernin the $GurDan% to ma#e haste therewith. #*! It is for 5s to collect it and to "romul ate it; #-! 2ut when 3e ha4e "romul ated it, follow thou its recital $as "romul ated%; #.! ?ay more, it is for 5s to eC"lain it $and ma#e it clear%; %/! ?ay, $ye men=% but ye lo4e the fleetin life, %#! And lea4e alone the 7ereafter. %%! Some faces, that Day, will beam $in bri htness and beauty%;@ %&! 1oo#in towards their 1ord; %'! And some faces, that Day, will be sad and dismal, %(! In the thou ht that some bac#@brea#in calamity was about to be inflicted on them; %)! Eea, when $the soul% reaches to the collar@bone $in its eCit%, %*! And there will be a cry, <3ho is a ma ician $to restore him%>< %-! And he will conclude that it was $the !ime% of Partin ; %.! And one le will be 8oined with another; &/! !hat Day the Dri4e will be $all% to thy 1ord= &#! So he a4e nothin in charity, nor did he "ray=@ &%! 2ut on the contrary, he re8ected !ruth and turned away= &&! !hen did he stal# to his family in full conceit= &'! 3oe to thee, $: men=%, yea, woe=

&(! A ain, 3oe to thee, $: men=%, yea, woe= &)! Does man thin# that he will be left uncontrolled, $without "ur"ose%> &*! 3as he not a dro" of s"erm emitted $in lowly form%> &-! !hen did he become a leech@li#e clot; then did $$Allah%% ma#e and fashion $him% in due "ro"ortion. &.! And of him 7e made two seCes, male and female. '/! 7as not 7e, $the same%, the "ower to i4e life to the dead>

"urah *)! Time, =an, (e4ery) =an, This (day:and:)a e
Ayah, &' ( && ( &* ( &+ ( &, ( &) ( &- ( &. ( &/ ( &0 ( *' ( *& ( ** ( *+ ( *, ( *) ( *- ( *. ( */ ( *0 ( +' ( +&

In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
#! 7as there not been o4er Man a lon "eriod of !ime, when he was nothin @ $not e4en% mentioned> %! Ierily 3e created Man from a dro" of min led s"erm, in order to try him; So 3e a4e him $the ifts%, of 7earin and Si ht. &! 3e showed him the 3ay; whether he be rateful or un rateful $rests on his will%. '! 9or the 6e8ecters we ha4e "re"ared chains, yo#es, and a blaAin 9ire. (! As to the 6i hteous, they shall drin# of a Cu" $of 3ine% miCed with Hafur,@ )! A 9ountain where the De4otees of Allah do drin#, ma#in it flow in unstinted abundance. *! !hey "erform $their% 4ows, and they fear a Day whose e4il flies far and wide. -! And they feed, for the lo4e of Allah, the indi ent, the or"han, and the ca"ti4e,@ .! $Sayin %,<3e feed you for the sa#e of Allah alone; no reward do we desire from you, nor than#s.

#/! <3e only fear a Day of distressful 3rath from the side of our 1ord.< ##! 2ut Allah will deli4er them from the e4il of that Day, and will shed o4er them a 1i ht of 2eauty and $blissful% Joy. #%! And because they were "atient and constant, 7e will reward them with a Garden and $ arments of% sil#. #&! 6eclinin in the $Garden% on raised thrones, they will see there neither the sunDs $eCcessi4e heat% nor $the moonDs% eCcessi4e cold. #'! And the shades of the $Garden% will come low o4er them, and the bunches $of fruit%, there, will han low in humility. #(! And amon st them will be "assed round 4essels of sil4er and oblets of crystal,@ #)! Crystal@clear, made of sil4er; they will determine the measure thereof $accordin to their wishes%. #*! And they will be i4en to drin# there of a Cu" $of 3ine% miCed with Jan8abil,@ #-! A fountain there, called Salsabil. #.! And round about them will $ser4e% youths of "er"etual $freshness%; If thou seest them, thou wouldst thin# them scattered Pearls. %/! And when thou loo#est, it is there thou wilt see a 2liss and a 6ealm Ma nificent. %#! 5"on them will be reen Garments of fine sil# and hea4y brocade, and they will be adorned with 2racelets of sil4er; and their 1ord will i4e to them to drin# of a 3ine Pure and 7oly. %%! <Ierily this is a 6eward for you, and your Bndea4our is acce"ted and reco nised.< %&! It is 3e 3ho ha4e sent down the GurDan to thee by sta es. %'! !herefore be "atient with constancy to the Command of thy 1ord, and hear#en not to the sinner or the in rate amon them. %(! And celebrate the name or thy 1ord mornin and e4enin , %)! And "art of the ni ht, "rostrate thyself to 7im; and lorify 7im a lon ni ht throu h. %*! As to these, they lo4e the fleetin life, and "ut away behind them a Day $that will be% hard.

%-! It is 3e 3ho created them, and 3e ha4e made their 8oints stron ; but, when 3e will, 3e can substitute the li#e of them by a com"lete chan e. %.! !his is an admonition; 3hosoe4er will, let him ta#e a $strai ht% Path to his 1ord. &/! 2ut ye will not, eCce"t as Allah wills; for Allah is full of Hnowled e and 3isdom. &#! 7e will admit to 7is Mercy whom 7e will; 2ut the wron @doers,@ for them has 7e "re"ared a rie4ous Penalty.

Surah 77. The Emissaries, Winds Sent Forth
Ayah, &' ( && ( &* ( &+ ( &, ( &) ( &- ( &. ( &/ ( &0 ( *' ( *& ( ** ( *+ ( *, ( *) ( *- ( *. ( */ ( *0 ( +' ( +& ( +* ( ++ ( +, ( +) ( +- ( +. ( +/ ( +0 ( ,' ( ,& ( ,* ( ,+ ( ,, ( ,) ( ,- ( ,. ( ,/ ( ,0 ( )'

In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
#! 2y the $3inds% sent forth one after another $to manDs "rofit%; %! 3hich then blow 4iolently in tem"estuous Gusts, &! And scatter $thin s% far and wide; '! !hen se"arate them, one from another, (! !hen s"read abroad a Messa e, )! 3hether of Justification or of 3arnin ;@ *! Assuredly, what ye are "romised must come to "ass. -! !hen when the stars become dim; .! 3hen the hea4en is cleft asunder; #/! 3hen the mountains are scattered $to the winds% as dust; ##! And when the a"ostles are $all% a""ointed a time $to collect%;@

#%! 9or what Day are these $"ortents% deferred> #&! 9or the Day of Sortin out. #'! And what will eC"lain to thee what is the Day of Sortin out> #(! Ah woe, that Day, to the 6e8ecters of !ruth= #)! Did 3e not destroy the men of old $for their e4il%> #*! So shall 3e ma#e later $ enerations% follow them. #-! !hus do 3e deal with men of sin. #.! Ah woe, that Day, to the 6e8ecters of !ruth= %/! 7a4e 3e not created you from a fluid $held% des"icable>@ %#! !he which 3e "laced in a "lace of rest, firmly fiCed, %%! 9or a "eriod $of estation%, determined $accordin to need%> %&! 9or 3e do determine $accordin to need%; for 3e are the best to determine $thin s%. %'! Ah woe, that Day= to the 6e8ecters of !ruth= %(! 7a4e 3e not made the earth $as a "lace% to draw to ether. %)! !he li4in and the dead, %*! And made therein mountains standin firm, lofty $in stature%; and "ro4ided for you water sweet $and wholesome%> %-! Ah woe, that Day, to the 6e8ecters of !ruth= %.! $It will be said;% <De"art ye to that which ye used to re8ect as false= &/! <De"art ye to a Shadow $of smo#e ascendin % in three columns, &#! <$3hich yields% no shade of coolness, and is of no use a ainst the fierce 2laAe. &%! <Indeed it throws about s"ar#s $hu e% as 9orts, &&! <As if there were $a strin of% yellow camels $marchin swiftly%.< &'! Ah woe, that Day, to the 6e8ecters of !ruth=

&(! !hat will be a Day when they shall not be able to s"ea#. &)! ?or will it be o"en to them to "ut forth "leas. &*! Ah woe, that Day, to the 6e8ecters of !ruth= &-! !hat will be a Day of Sortin out= 3e shall ather you to ether and those before $you%= &.! ?ow, if ye ha4e a tric# $or "lot%, use it a ainst Me= '/! Ah woe, that Day, to the 6e8ecters of !ruth= '#! As to the 6i hteous, they shall be amidst $cool% shades and s"rin s $of water%. '%! And $they shall ha4e% fruits,@ all they desire. '&! <Bat ye and drin# ye to your heartDs content; for that ye wor#ed $6i hteousness%. ''! !hus do 3e certainly reward the Doers of Good. '(! Ah woe, that Day, to the 6e8ecters of !ruth= ')! $: ye un8ust=% Bat ye and en8oy yoursel4es $but% a little while, for that ye are Sinners. '*! Ah woe, that Day, to the 6e8ecters of !ruth= '-! And when it is said to them, <Prostrate yoursel4es=< they do not so. '.! Ah woe, that Day, to the 6e8ecters of !ruth= (/! !hen what Messa e, after that, will they belie4e in>

Surah 78. The Tidings, The Announcement
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In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

#! Concernin what are they dis"utin > %! Concernin the Great ?ews, &! About which they cannot a ree. '! Ierily, they shall soon $come to% #now= (! Ierily, 4erily they shall soon $come to% #now= )! 7a4e 3e not made the earth as a wide eC"anse, *! And the mountains as "e s> -! And $ha4e 3e not% created you in "airs, .! And made your slee" for rest, #/! And made the ni ht as a co4erin , ##! And made the day as a means of subsistence> #%! And $ha4e 3e not% built o4er you the se4en firmaments, #&! And "laced $therein% a 1i ht of S"lendour> #'! And do 3e not send down from the clouds water in abundance, #(! !hat 3e may "roduce therewith corn and 4e etables, #)! And ardens of luCurious rowth> #*! Ierily the Day of Sortin out is a thin a""ointed, #-! !he Day that the !rum"et shall be sounded, and ye shall come forth in crowds; #.! And the hea4ens shall be o"ened as if there were doors, %/! And the mountains shall 4anish, as if they were a mira e. %#! !ruly 7ell is as a "lace of ambush, %%! 9or the trans ressors a "lace of destination; %&! !hey will dwell therein for a es.

%'! ?othin cool shall they taste therein, nor any drin#, %(! Sa4e a boilin fluid and a fluid, dar#, mur#y, intensely cold, %)! A fittin recom"ense $for them%. %*! 9or that they used not to fear any account $for their deeds%, %-! 2ut they $im"udently% treated :ur Si ns as false. %.! And all thin s ha4e 3e "reser4ed on record. &/! <So taste ye $the fruits of your deeds%; for no increase shall 3e rant you, eCce"t in Punishment.< &#! Ierily for the 6i hteous there will be a fulfilment of $the heartDs% desires; &%! Gardens enclosed, and ra"e4ines; &&! Com"anions of eFual a e; &'! And a cu" full $to the brim%. &(! ?o 4anity shall they hear therein, nor 5ntruth;@ &)! 6ecom"ense from thy 1ord, a ift, $am"ly% sufficient, &*! $9rom% the 1ord of the hea4ens and the earth, and all between, $$Allah%% Most Gracious; ?one shall ha4e "ower to ar ue with 7im. &-! !he Day that the S"irit and the an els will stand forth in ran#s, none shall s"ea# eCce"t any who is "ermitted by $$Allah%% Most Gracious, and 7e will say what is ri ht. &.! !hat Day will be the sure 6eality; !herefore, whoso will, let him ta#e a $strai ht% return to his 1ord= '/! Ierily, 3e ha4e warned you of a Penalty near, the Day when man will see $the deeds% which his hands ha4e sent forth, and the 5nbelie4er will say, <3oe unto me= 3ould that I were $metre% dust=<

Surah .0. !hose 3ho Dra 9orth, Soul@snatchers

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In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
#! 2y the $an els% who tear out $the souls of the wic#ed% with 4iolence; %! 2y those who ently draw out $the souls of the blessed%; &! And by those who lide alon $on errands of mercy%, '! !hen "ress forward as in a race, (! !hen arran e to do $the Commands of their 1ord%, )! :ne Day e4erythin that can be in commotion will be in 4iolent commotion, *! 9ollowed by oft@re"eated $commotions%; -! 7earts that Day will be in a itation; .! Cast down will be $their ownersD% eyes. #/! !hey say $now%; <3hat= shall we indeed be returned to $our% former state> ##! <3hat= @ when we shall ha4e become rotten bones>< #%! !hey say; <It would, in that case, be a return with loss=< #&! 2ut 4erily, it will be but a sin le $Com"ellin % Cry, #'! 3hen, behold, they will be in the $full% awa#enin $to Jud ment%. #(! 7as the story of Moses reached thee> #)! 2ehold, thy 1ord did call to him in the sacred 4alley of !uwa;@ #*! <Go thou to Pharaoh for he has indeed trans ressed all bounds; #-! <And say to him, D3ouldst thou that thou shouldst be "urified $from sin%>@ #.! <DAnd that I uide thee to thy 1ord, so thou shouldst fear 7im>D< %/! !hen did $Moses% show him the Great Si n.

%#! 2ut $Pharaoh% re8ected it and disobeyed $ uidance%; %%! 9urther, he turned his bac#, stri4in hard $a ainst Allah.. %&! !hen he collected $his men% and made a "roclamation, %'! Sayin , <I am your 1ord, Most 7i h<. %(! 2ut Allah did "unish him, $and made an% eCam"le of him, @ in the 7ereafter, as in this life. %)! Ierily in this is an instructi4e warnin for whosoe4er feareth $$Allah%%. %*! 3hat= Are ye the more difficult to create or the hea4en $abo4e%> $$Allah%% hath constructed it; %-! :n hi h hath 7e raised its cano"y, and 7e hath i4en it order and "erfection. %.! Its ni ht doth 7e endow with dar#ness, and its s"lendour doth 7e brin out $with li ht%. &/! And the earth, moreo4er, hath 7e eCtended $to a wide eC"anse%; &#! 7e draweth out therefrom its moisture and its "asture; &%! And the mountains hath 7e firmly fiCed;@ &&! 9or use and con4enience to you and your cattle. &'! !herefore, when there comes the reat, o4erwhelmin $B4ent%,@ &(! !he Day when man shall remember $all% that he stro4e for, &)! And 7ell@9ire shall be "laced in full 4iew for $all% to see,@ &*! !hen, for such as had trans ressed all bounds, &-! And had "referred the life of this world, &.! !he Abode will be 7ell@9ire; '/! And for such as had entertained the fear of standin before their 1ordDs $tribunal% and had restrained $their% soul from lower desires, '#! !heir abode will be the Garden.

'%! !hey as# thee about the 7our,@D3hen will be its a""ointed time> '&! 3herein art thou $concerned% with the declaration thereof> ''! 3ith thy 1ord in the 1imit fiCed therefor. '(! !hou art but a 3arner for such as fear it. ')! !he Day they see it, $It will be% as if they had tarried but a sin le e4enin , or $at most till% the followin morn=

Surah /'. 7e 9rowned=
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In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
#! $!he Pro"het% frowned and turned away, %! 2ecause there came to him the blind man $interru"tin %. &! 2ut what could tell thee but that "erchance he mi ht row $in s"iritual understandin %>@ '! :r that he mi ht recei4e admonition, and the teachin mi ht "rofit him> (! As to one who re ards 7imself as self@sufficient, )! !o him dost thou attend; *! !hou h it is no blame to thee if he row not $in s"iritual understandin %. -! 2ut as to him who came to thee stri4in earnestly, .! And with fear $in his heart%, #/! :f him wast thou unmindful. ##! 2y no means $should it be so%= 9or it is indeed a Messa e of instruction; #%! !herefore let whoso will, #ee" it in remembrance.

#&! $It is% in 2oo#s held $ reatly% in honour, #'! BCalted $in di nity%, #e"t "ure and holy, #(! $3ritten% by the hands of scribes@ #)! 7onourable and Pious and Just. #*! 3oe to man= 3hat hath made him re8ect Allah. #-! 9rom what stuff hath 7e created him> #.! 9rom a s"erm@dro"; 7e hath created him, and then mouldeth him in due "ro"ortions; %/! !hen doth 7e ma#e 7is "ath smooth for him; %#! !hen 7e causeth him to die, and "utteth him in his ra4e; %%! !hen, when it is 7is 3ill, 7e will raise him u" $a ain%. %&! 2y no means hath he fulfilled what Allah hath commanded him. %'! !hen let man loo# at his food, $and how 3e "ro4ide it%; %(! 9or that 3e "our forth water in abundance, %)! And 3e s"lit the earth in fra ments, %*! And "roduce therein corn, %-! And Gra"es and nutritious "lants, %.! And :li4es and Dates, &/! And enclosed Gardens, dense with lofty trees, &#! And fruits and fodder,@ &%! 9or use and con4enience to you and your cattle. &&! At len th, when there comes the Deafenin ?oise,@ &'! !hat Day shall a man flee from his own brother, &(! And from his mother and his father,

&)! And from his wife and his children. &*! Bach one of them, that Day, will ha4e enou h concern $of his own% to ma#e him indifferent to the others. &-! Some faces that Day will be beamin , &.! 1au hin , re8oicin . '/! And other faces that Day will be dust@stained, '#! 2lac#ness will co4er them; '%! Such will be the 6e8ecters of Allah, the doers of iniFuity.

Surah /&. !he :4erthrowin , BCtin uished= 3ra""in !hin s 5"
In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
#! 3hen the sun $with its s"acious li ht% is folded u"; %! 3hen the stars fall, losin their lustre; &! 3hen the mountains 4anish $li#e a mira e%; '! 3hen the she@camels, ten months with youn , are left untended; (! 3hen the wild beasts are herded to ether $in the human habitations%; )! 3hen the oceans boil o4er with a swell; *! 3hen the souls are sorted out, $bein 8oined, li#e with li#e%; -! 3hen the female $infant%, buried ali4e, is Fuestioned @ .! 9or what crime she was #illed; #/! 3hen the scrolls are laid o"en;

##! 3hen the world on 7i h is un4eiled; #%! 3hen the 2laAin 9ire is #indled to fierce heat; #&! And when the Garden is brou ht near;@ #'! $!hen% shall each soul #now what it has "ut forward. #(! So 4erily I call to witness the "lanets @ that recede, #)! Go strai ht, or hide; #*! And the ?i ht as it dissi"ates; #-! And the Dawn as it breathes away the dar#ness;@ #.! Ierily this is the word of a most honourable Messen er, %/! Bndued with Power, with ran# before the 1ord of the !hrone, %#! 3ith authority there, $and% faithful to his trust. %%! And $: "eo"le=% your com"anion is not one "ossessed; %&! And without doubt he saw him in the clear horiAon. %'! ?either doth he withhold rud in ly a #nowled e of the 5nseen. %(! ?or is it the word of an e4il s"irit accursed. %)! 3hen whither o ye> %*! Ierily this is no less than a Messa e to $all% the 3orlds; %-! $3ith "rofit% to whoe4er amon you wills to o strai ht; %.! 2ut ye shall not will eCce"t as Allah wills,@ the Cherisher of the 3orlds.

Surah /*. !he Clea4in , 2urstin A"art
In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

#! 3hen the S#y is cleft asunder; %! 3hen the Stars are scattered; &! 3hen the :ceans are suffered to burst forth; '! And when the Gra4es are turned u"side down;@ (! $!hen% shall each soul #now what it hath sent forward and $what it hath% #e"t bac#. )! : man= 3hat has seduced thee from thy 1ord Most 2eneficent>@ *! 7im 3ho created thee. 9ashioned thee in due "ro"ortion, and a4e thee a 8ust bias; -! In whate4er 9orm 7e wills, does 7e "ut thee to ether. .! Day= nit ye do re8ect 6i ht and Jud ment= #/! 2ut 4erily o4er you $are a""ointed an els% to "rotect you,@ ##! Hind and honourable,@ 3ritin down $your deeds%; #%! !hey #now $and understand% all that ye do. #&! As for the 6i hteous, they will be in bliss; #'! And the 3ic#ed @ they will be in the 9ire, #(! 3hich they will enter on the Day of Jud ment, #)! And they will not be able to #ee" away therefrom. #*! And what will eC"lain to thee what the Day of Jud ment is> #-! A ain, what will eC"lain to thee what the Day of Jud ment is> #.! $It will be% the Day when no soul shall ha4e "ower $to do% au ht for another; 9or the command, that Day, will be $wholly% with Allah.

Surah /+. Defraudin , !he Cheats, Cheatin

In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
#! 3oe to those that deal in fraud,@ %! !hose who, when they ha4e to recei4e by measure from men, eCact full measure, &! 2ut when they ha4e to i4e by measure or wei ht to men, i4e less than due. '! Do they not thin# that they will be called to account>@ (! :n a Mi hty Day, )! A Day when $all% man#ind will stand before the 1ord of the 3orlds> *! Day= Surely the record of the wic#ed is $"reser4ed% in Si88in. -! And what will eC"lain to thee what Si88in is> .! $!here is% a 6e ister $fully% inscribed. #/! 3oe, that Day, to those that deny@ ##! !hose that deny the Day of Jud ment. #%! And none can deny it but the !rans ressor beyond bounds the Sinner= #&! 3hen :ur Si ns are rehearsed to him, he says, <!ales of the ancients=< #'! 2y no means= but on their hearts is the stain of the $ill% which they do= #(! Ierily, from $the 1i ht of% their 1ord, that Day, will they be 4eiled. #)! 9urther, they will enter the 9ire of 7ell. #*! 9urther, it will be said to them; <!his is the $reality% which ye re8ected as false= #-! Day, 4erily the record of the 6i hteous is $"reser4ed% in DIlliyin. #.! And what will eC"lain to thee what DIlliyun is> %/! $!here is% a 6e ister $fully% inscribed, %#! !o which bear witness those ?earest $to Allah.. %%! !ruly the 6i hteous will be in 2liss;

%&! :n !hrones $of Di nity% will they command a si ht $of all thin s%; %'! !hou wilt reco nise in their faces the beamin bri htness of 2liss. %(! !heir thirst will be sla#ed with Pure 3ine sealed; %)! !he seal thereof will be Mus#; And for this let those as"ire, who ha4e as"irations; %*! 3ith it will be $ i4en% a miCture of !asnim; %-! A s"rin , from $the waters% whereof drin# those ?earest to Allah. %.! !hose in sin used to lau h at those who belie4ed, &/! And whene4er they "assed by them, used to win# at each other $in moc#ery%; &#! And when they returned to their own "eo"le, they would return 8estin ; &%! And whene4er they saw them, they would say, <2ehold= !hese are the "eo"le truly astray=< &&! 2ut they had not been sent as #ee"ers o4er them= &'! 2ut on this Day the 2elie4ers will lau h at the 5nbelie4ers; &(! :n !hrones $of Di nity% they will command $a si ht% $of all thin s%. &)! 3ill not the 5nbelie4ers ha4e been "aid bac# for what they did>
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Surah /,. !he Sunderin , S"littin :"en
In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
#! 3hen the s#y is rent asunder, %! And hear#ens to $the Command of% its 1ord, and it must needs $do so%;@ &! And when the earth is flattened out,

'! And casts forth what is within it and becomes $clean% em"ty, (! And hear#ens to $the Command of% its 1ord,@ and it must needs $do so%;@ $then will come 7ome the full reality%. )! : thou man= Ierily thou art e4er toilin on towards thy 1ord@ "ainfully toilin ,@ but thou shalt meet 7im. *! !hen he who is i4en his 6ecord in his ri ht hand, -! Soon will his account be ta#en by an easy rec#onin , .! And he will turn to his "eo"le, re8oicin = #/! 2ut he who is i4en his 6ecord behind his bac#,@ ##! Soon will he cry for "erdition, #%! And he will enter a 2laAin 9ire. #&! !ruly, did he o about amon his "eo"le, re8oicin = #'! !ruly, did he thin# that he would not ha4e to return $to 5s%= #(! ?ay, nay= for his 1ord was $e4er% watchful of him= #)! So I do call to witness the ruddy low of Sunset; #*! !he ?i ht and its 7omin ; #-! And the Moon in her fullness; #.! Ee shall surely tra4el from sta e to sta e. %/! 3hat then is the matter with them, that they belie4e not>@ %#! And when the GurDan is read to them, they fall not "rostrate, %%! 2ut on the contrary the 5nbelie4ers re8ect $it%. %&! 2ut Allah has full #nowled e of what they secrete $in their breasts% %'! So announce to them a Penalty Grie4ous, %(! BCce"t to those who belie4e and wor# ri hteous deeds; 9or them is a 6eward that will ne4er fail.

Surah /). !he Mansions :f !he Stars, Constellations
In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
#! 2y the s#y, $dis"layin % the Jodiacal Si ns; %! 2y the "romised Day $of Jud ment%; &! 2y one that witnesses, and the sub8ect of the witness;@ '! 3oe to the ma#ers of the "it $of fire%, (! 9ire su""lied $abundantly% with fuel; )! 2ehold= they sat o4er a ainst the $fire%, *! And they witnessed $all% that they were doin a ainst the 2elie4ers. -! And they ill@treated them for no other reason than that they belie4ed in Allah, BCalted in Power, 3orthy of all Praise=@ .! 7im to 3hom belon s the dominion of the hea4ens and the earth= And Allah is 3itness to all thin s. #/! !hose who "ersecute $or draw into tem"tation% the 2elie4ers, men and women, and do not turn in re"entance, will ha4e the Penalty of 7ell; !hey will ha4e the Penalty of the 2urnin 9ire. ##! 9or those who belie4e and do ri hteous deeds, will be Gardens; beneath which ri4ers flow; !hat is the reat Sal4ation, $the fulfilment of all desires%, #%! !ruly stron is the Gri" $and Power% of thy 1ord. #&! It is 7e 3ho creates from the 4ery be innin , and 7e can restore $life%. #'! And 7e is the :ft@9or i4in , 9ull of 1o4in @Hindness, #(! 1ord of the !hrone of Glory, #)! Doer $without let% of all that 7e intends.

#*! 7as the story reached thee, of the forces@ #-! :f Pharaoh and the !hamud> #.! And yet the 5nbelie4ers $"ersist% in re8ectin $the !ruth%= %/! 2ut Allah doth encom"ass them from behind= %#! Day, this is a Glorious GurDan, %%! $Inscribed% in a !ablet Preser4ed=

Surah /-. !he Mornin Star, !he ?i htcomer
In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
#! 2y the S#y and the ?i ht@Iisitant $therein%;@ %! And what will eC"lain to thee what the ?i ht@Iisitant is>@ &! $It is% the Star of "iercin bri htness;@ '! !here is no soul but has a "rotector o4er it. (! ?ow let man but thin# from what he is created= )! 7e is created from a dro" emitted@ *! Proceedin from between the bac#bone and the ribs; -! Surely $$Allah%% is able to brin him bac# $to life%= .! !he Day that $all% thin s secret will be tested, #/! $Man% will ha4e no "ower, and no hel"er. ##! 2y the 9irmament which returns $in its round%, #%! And by the Barth which o"ens out $for the ushin of s"rin s or the s"routin of 4e etation%,@

#&! 2ehold this is the 3ord that distin uishes $Good from B4il%; #'! It is not a thin for amusement. #(! As for them, they are but "lottin a scheme, #)! And I am "lannin a scheme. #*! !herefore rant a delay to the 5nbelie4ers; Gi4e res"ite to them ently $for awhile%.

Surah /.. !he Most 7i h, Glory !o Eour 1ord In !he 7i hest
In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
#! Glorify the name of thy Guardian@1ord Most 7i h, %! 3ho hath created, and further, i4en order and "ro"ortion; &! 3ho hath ordained laws. And ranted uidance; '! And 3ho brin eth out the $ reen and luscious% "asture, (! And then doth ma#e it $but% swarthy stubble. )! 2y de rees shall 3e teach thee to declare $the Messa e%, so thou shalt not for et, *! BCce"t as Allah wills; 9or 7e #noweth what is manifest and what is hidden. -! And 3e will ma#e it easy for thee $to follow% the sim"le $Path%. .! !herefore i4e admonition in case the admonition "rofits $the hearer%. #/! !he admonition will be recei4ed by those who fear $$Allah%%; ##! 2ut it will be a4oided by those most unfortunate ones,

#%! 3ho will enter the Great 9ire, #&! In which they will then neither die nor li4e. #'! 2ut those will "ros"er who "urify themsel4es, #(! And lorify the name of their Guardian@1ord, and $lift their hearts% in "rayer. #)! Day $behold%, ye "refer the life of this world; #*! 2ut the 7ereafter is better and more endurin . #-! And this is in the 2oo#s of the earliest $6e4elation%,@ #.! !he 2oo#s of Abraham and Moses.

Surah //. !he :4erwhelmin , !he Pall
In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
#! 7as the story reached thee of the o4erwhelmin $B4ent%> %! Some faces, that Day, will be humiliated, &! 1abourin $hard%, weary,@ '! !he while they enter the 2laAin 9ire,@ (! !he while they are i4en, to drin#, of a boilin hot s"rin , )! ?o food will there be for them but a bitter DhariD *! 3hich will neither nourish nor satisfy hun er. -! $:ther% faces that Day will be 8oyful, .! Pleased with their stri4in ,@ #/! In a Garden on hi h, ##! 3here they shall hear no $word% of 4anity;

#%! !herein will be a bubblin s"rin ; #&! !herein will be !hrones $of di nity%, raised on hi h, #'! Goblets "laced $ready%, #(! And cushions set in rows, #)! And rich car"ets $all% s"read out. #*! Do they not loo# at the Camels, how they are made>@ #-! And at the S#y, how it is raised hi h>@ #.! And at the Mountains, how they are fiCed firm>@ %/! And at the Barth, how it is s"read out> %#! !herefore do thou i4e admonition, for thou art one to admonish. %%! !hou art not one to mana e $menDs% affairs. %&! 2ut if any turn away and re8ect Allah,@ %'! Allah will "unish him with a mi hty Punishment, %(! 9or to 5s will be their return; %)! !hen it will be for 5s to call them to account.

Surah /0. !he Dawn, Daybrea#
In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
#! 2y the brea# of Day %! 2y the ?i hts twice fi4e; &! 2y the e4en and odd $contrasted%; '! And by the ?i ht when it "asseth away;@

(! Is there $not% in these an ad8uration $or e4idence% for those who understand> )! Seest thou not how thy 1ord dealt with the DAd $"eo"le%,@ *! :f the $city of% Iram, with lofty "illars, -! !he li#e of which were not "roduced in $all% the land> .! And with the !hamud $"eo"le%, who cut out $hu e% roc#s in the 4alley>@ #/! And with Pharaoh, lord of sta#es> ##! $All% these trans ressed beyond bounds in the lands, #%! And hea"ed therein mischief $on mischief%. #&! !herefore did thy 1ord "our on them a scour e of di4erse chastisements; #'! 9or thy 1ord is $as a Guardian% on a watch@tower. #(! ?ow, as for man, when his 1ord trieth him, i4in him honour and ifts, then saith he, $"uffed u"%, <My 1ord hath honoured me.< #)! 2ut when 7e trieth him, restrictin his subsistence for him, then saith he $in des"air%, <My 1ord hath humiliated me=< #*! ?ay, nay= but ye honour not the or"hans= #-! ?or do ye encoura e one another to feed the "oor=@ #.! And ye de4our inheritance @ all with reed, %/! And ye lo4e wealth with inordinate lo4e= %#! ?ay= 3hen the earth is "ounded to "owder, %%! And thy 1ord cometh, and 7is an els, ran# u"on ran#, %&! And 7ell, that Day, is brou ht $face to face%,@ on that Day will man remember, but how will that remembrance "rofit him> %'! 7e will say; <Ah= 3ould that I had sent forth $ ood deeds% for $this% my $9uture% 1ife=< %(! 9or, that Day, 7is Chastisement will be such as none $else% can inflict,

%)! And 7is bonds will be such as none $other% can bind. %*! $!o the ri hteous soul will be said;% <: $thou% soul, in $com"lete% rest and satisfaction= %-! <Come bac# thou to thy 1ord,@ well "leased $thyself%, and well@"leasin unto 7im= %.! <Bnter thou, then, amon My de4otees= &/! <Eea, enter thou My 7ea4en=

Surah 0'. !he City, !his Countryside
In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
#! I do call to witness this City;@ %! And thou art a freeman of this City;@ &! And $the mystic ties of% "arent and child;@ '! Ierily 3e ha4e created man into toil and stru (! !hin#eth he, that none hath "ower o4er him> )! 7e may say $boastfully%; 3ealth ha4e I sFuandered in abundance= *! !hin#eth he that none beholdeth him> -! 7a4e 3e not made for him a "air of eyes>@ .! And a ton ue, and a "air of li"s>@ #/! And shown him the two hi hways> ##! 2ut he hath made no haste on the "ath that is stee". #%! And what will eC"lain to thee the "ath that is stee">@ #&! $It is;% freein the bondman; le.

#'! :r the i4in of food in a day of "ri4ation #(! !o the or"han with claims of relationshi", #)! :r to the indi ent $down% in the dust. #*! !hen will he be of those who belie4e, and en8oin "atience, $constancy, and self@ restraint%, and en8oin deeds of #indness and com"assion. #-! Such are the Com"anions of the 6i ht 7and. #.! 2ut those who re8ect :ur Si ns, they are the $unha""y% Com"anions of the 1eft 7and. %/! :n them will be 9ire 4aulted o4er $all round%.

Surah 0&. !he Sun
In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
#! 2y the Sun and his $ lorious% s"lendour; %! 2y the Moon as she follows him; &! 2y the Day as it shows u" $the SunDs% lory; '! 2y the ?i ht as it conceals it; (! 2y the 9irmament and its $wonderful% structure; )! 2y the Barth and its $wide% eC"anse; *! 2y the Soul, and the "ro"ortion and order i4en to it; -! And its enli htenment as to its wron and its ri ht;@ .! !ruly he succeeds that "urifies it, #/! And he fails that corru"ts it= ##! !he !hamud $"eo"le% re8ected $their "ro"het% throu h their inordinate wron @doin , #%! 2ehold, the most wic#ed man amon them was de"uted $for im"iety%.

#&! 2ut the Messen er of Allah said to them; <It is a She@camel of Allah. And $bar her not from% ha4in her drin#=< #'! !hen they re8ected him $as a false "ro"het%, and they hamstrun her. So their 1ord, on account of their crime, obliterated their traces and made them eFual $in destruction, hi h and low%= #(! And for 7im is no fear of its conseFuences.

Surah 0*. !he ?i ht
In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
#! 2y the ?i ht as it conceals $the li ht%; %! 2y the Day as it a""ears in lory; &! 2y $the mystery of% the creation of male and female;@ '! Ierily, $the ends% ye stri4e for are di4erse. (! So he who i4es $in charity% and fears $$Allah%%, )! And $in all sincerity% testifies to the best,@ *! 3e will indeed ma#e smooth for him the "ath to 2liss. -! 2ut he who is a reedy miser and thin#s himself self@sufficient, .! And i4es the lie to the best,@ #/! 3e will indeed ma#e smooth for him the "ath to Misery; ##! ?or will his wealth "rofit him when he falls headlon $into the Pit%. #%! Ierily 3e ta#e u"on :ursel4es to uide, #&! And 4erily unto 5s $belon % the Bnd and the 2e innin . #'! !herefore do I warn you of a 9ire blaAin fiercely; #(! ?one shall reach it but those most unfortunate ones #)! 3ho i4e the lie to !ruth and turn their bac#s.

#*! 2ut those most de4oted to Allah shall be remo4ed far from it,@ #-! !hose who s"end their wealth for increase in self@"urification, #.! And ha4e in their minds no fa4our from anyone for which a reward is eC"ected in return, %/! 2ut only the desire to see# for the Countenance of their 1ord Most 7i h; %#! And soon will they attain $com"lete% satisfaction.

Surah 0+. !he Mornin 7ours, Mornin 2ri ht=
In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
#! 2y the Glorious Mornin 1i ht, %! And by the ?i ht when it is still,@ &! !hy Guardian@1ord hath not forsa#en thee, nor is 7e dis"leased. '! And 4erily the 7ereafter will be better for thee than the "resent. (! And soon will thy Guardian@1ord i4e thee $that wherewith% thou shalt be well@ "leased. )! Did 7e not find thee an or"han and i4e thee shelter $and care%> *! And 7e found thee wanderin , and 7e a4e thee uidance. -! And 7e found thee in need, and made thee inde"endent. .! !herefore, treat not the or"han with harshness, #/! ?or re"ulse the "etitioner $unheard%; ##! 2ut the bounty of the 1ord @ rehearse and "roclaim=

Surah 0,. Solace, Consolation, 6elief
In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
#! 7a4e 3e not eC"anded thee thy breast>@ %! And remo4ed from thee thy burden &! !he which did all thy bac#>@ '! And raised hi h the esteem $in which% thou $art held%> (! So, 4erily, with e4ery difficulty, there is relief; )! Ierily, with e4ery difficulty there is relief. *! !herefore, when thou art free $from thine immediate tas#%, still labour hard, -! And to thy 1ord turn $all% thy attention.

Surah 0). !he 9i , !he 9i tree
In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
#! 2y the 9i and the :li4e, %! And the Mount of Sinai, &! And this City of security,@ '! 3e ha4e indeed created man in the best of moulds, (! !hen do 3e abase him $to be% the lowest of the low,@ )! BCce"t such as belie4e and do ri hteous deeds; 9or they shall ha4e a reward unfailin .

*! !hen what can, after this, contradict thee, as to the 8ud ment $to come%> -! Is not Allah the wisest of 8ud es>

Surah 0-. !he Clot, 6ead=
In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
#! Proclaim= $or read=% in the name of thy 1ord and Cherisher, 3ho created@ %! Created man, out of a $mere% clot of con ealed blood; &! Proclaim= And thy 1ord is Most 2ountiful,@ '! 7e 3ho tau ht $the use of% the "en,@ (! !au ht man that which he #new not. )! Day, but man doth trans ress all bounds, *! In that he loo#eth u"on himself as self@sufficient. -! Ierily, to thy 1ord is the return $of all%. .! Seest thou one who forbids@ #/! A 4otary when he $turns% to "ray> ##! Seest thou if he is on $the road of% Guidance>@ #%! :r en8oins 6i hteousness> #&! Seest thou if he denies $!ruth% and turns away> #'! Hnoweth he not that Allah doth see> #(! 1et him beware= If he desist not, 3e will dra him by the foreloc#,@ #)! A lyin , sinful foreloc#= #*! !hen, let him call $for hel"% to his council $of comrades%; #-! 3e will call on the an els of "unishment $to deal with him%=

#.! Day, heed him not; 2ut bow down in adoration, and brin thyself the closer $to Allah%=

Surah 0.. Power, 9ate
In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
#! 3e ha4e indeed re4ealed this $Messa e% in the ?i ht of Power; %! And what will eC"lain to thee what the ni ht of "ower is> &! !he ?i ht of Power is better than a thousand months. '! !herein come down the an els and the S"irit by Allah.s "ermission, on e4ery errand; (! Peace=...!his until the rise of morn=

Surah 0/. !he Clear Proof, B4idence
In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
#! !hose who re8ect $!ruth%, amon the Peo"le of the 2oo# and amon the Polytheists, were not oin to de"art $from their ways% until there should come to them Clear B4idence,@ %! An a"ostle from Allah, rehearsin scri"tures #e"t "ure and holy; &! 3herein are laws $or decrees% ri ht and strai ht. '! ?or did the Peo"le of the 2oo# ma#e schisms, until after there came to them Clear B4idence. (! And they ha4e been commanded no more than this; !o worshi" Allah, offerin 7im sincere de4otion, bein true $in faith%; to establish re ular "rayer; and to "ractise re ular charity; and that is the 6eli ion 6i ht and Strai ht. )! !hose who re8ect $!ruth%, amon the Peo"le of the 2oo# and amon the Polytheists, will be in 7ell@9ire, to dwell therein $for aye%. !hey are the worst of creatures.

*! !hose who ha4e faith and do ri hteous deeds,@ they are the best of creatures. -! !heir reward is with Allah. Gardens of Bternity, beneath which ri4ers flow; they will dwell therein for e4er; Allah well "leased with them, and they with 7im; all this for such as fear their 1ord and Cherisher.

Surah 00. !he BarthFua#e
In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
#! 3hen the earth is sha#en to her $utmost% con4ulsion, %! And the earth throws u" her burdens $from within%, &! And man cries $distressed%; D3hat is the matter with her>D@ '! :n that Day will she declare her tidin s; (! 9or that thy 1ord will ha4e i4en her ins"iration. )! :n that Day will men "roceed in com"anies sorted out, to be shown the deeds that they $had done%. *! !hen shall anyone who has done an atomDs wei ht of ood, see it= -! And anyone who has done an atomDs wei ht of e4il, shall see it.

Surah &''. !he Courser, !he Char ers