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7. The Ramparts - Al 'A'raf

In the Name of Allah the Most Merciful, the Most Beneficent

  1. AlifLaamMeemSaad.
  2. The Book has been sent down to you; so let yourchest have no constriction because of it, in order to warn thereby and asa reminder to the believers.
  3. Follow that which is sent down to you fromyour Lord and do not follow guardians other than Him; little do youremember.
  4. How many a village have We laid in ruin! In the night OurMight fell upon it, or at midday when they were drowsy.
  5. And when OurMight fell upon them they only said: 'We have indeed been harmdoers.'
  6. Wewill question those to whom Our Message was sent, as We shall question theMessengers.
  7. With knowledge We will narrate to them, for We are neverabsent.
  8. On that Day, the weighing is true. He whose scales are heavy -those are the prosperers,
  9. but he whose scales are light - those havelost their souls because they were harmful towards Our verses.
  10. Weestablished you in the earth and made for you a livelihood but little isit that you give thanks.
  11. We created you then We shaped you, then Wesaid to the angels: 'Prostrate yourselves before Adam.' They allprostrated themselves except iblis - he was not among the prostrated.
  12. He (Allah) asked: 'What prevented you to prostrate, when I commanded you?''I am better than he,' he replied. 'You created me of fire and You createdhim of clay.'
  13. He (Allah) said: 'Descend from it! This is no place foryou to be proud. Begone, you are of the humiliated.'
  14. he replied:'Respite me till the Day of Resurrection.'
  15. Said He (Allah): 'you areamong the respited,'
  16. he answered: 'Because You have caused me to goastray, I will waylay them as they walk on Your Straight Path,
  17. and comeupon them from the front and from the rear, from their right and fromtheir left. Then, You shall find most of them ungrateful.'
  18. 'Begone!'said He, 'despised and outcast. (As for) those of them that follow you, Ishall fill Gehenna (Hell) with all of you.'
  19. 'O Adam dwell with yourwife in Paradise, and eat from whatever you please; but never approachthis tree or you shall both become harmdoers.'
  20. But satan whispered tothem, so that he might reveal to them their shameful parts which had beenhidden from them, he said: 'Your Lord has prohibited you from this treelest you both become angels or become among the immortal.'
  21. he swore toboth: 'Indeed, I am to you among the advisers.'
  22. So he cheated both bydelusion. And when they had tasted the tree, their shameful parts becameapparent to them, and they both covered themselves with the leaves ofParadise. (Then) their Lord called to them, saying: 'Did I not prohibityou to approach that tree, and did I not warn you that satan was yourclear enemy?'
  23. Both replied: 'Lord, We have harmed ourselves. If You donot forgive us and have mercy on us, we shall surely be among the lost.'
  24. He said: 'Descend, each of you an enemy to each other. The earth willbe a dwelling place for you and an enjoyment for a time.
  25. He said:'There you shall live and there you shall die, and from there you shallemerge.'
  26. Children of Adam! We have sent down to you clothing thatcovers your nakedness, and feathers. But the clothing of piety - that isbetter. That is one of the signs of Allah, in order that they remember.
  27. Children of Adam! Do not let satan tempt you, as he brought your parentsout of Paradise. He stripped them of their garments to show them theirshameful parts. Indeed he and his descendants see you from where youcannot see them. We have made the satans supporters of those who do notbelieve.
  28. When they commit an indecency, they say: 'This is what wefound our fathers practicing, and with it Allah has ordered us.' Say:'Allah does not order indecency. Would you tell of Allah what you do notknow?'
  29. Say: 'My Lord ordered justice. Turn your faces to Him in everyplace of prayer and supplicate to Him, making the religion sincerely toHim. As He originated you, you shall return.'
  30. Some He has guided, andupon some justly is the straying; for they had chosen the satans forsupporters instead of Allah and suppose themselves to be guided.
  31. Children of Adam, take your adornment at every place of prayer. Eat anddrink, and do not waste. He does not love the wasteful.
  32. Say: 'Who hasforbidden the adornment that Allah has brought for His worshipers and thegood provision?' Say: 'They are in this life for those who believe, andpurely theirs on the Day of Resurrection.' As such We distinguish theverses to people who know.
  33. Say: 'My Lord has forbidden all indecentacts - whether apparent or disguised - and sin, and unjust insolence, andthat you associate with Allah that for which He has never sent down anauthority, or to say about Allah what you do not know.'
  34. To every nationa term; when their term comes they shall not delay it by a single hour,nor yet hasten it.
  35. Children of Adam, when Messengers of your own cometo narrate to you My verses, those who are cautious and mend their wayswill have nothing to fear neither shall they be saddened,
  36. but, thosewho belie and grow proud against Our verses shall be the inhabitants ofthe Fire, and there they shall remain for ever.
  37. Who is more harmfulthan he who invents a lie about Allah or belies His verses? Such shallhave their share of the Book, and when Our Messengers come to take themaway, they shall say to them: 'Where now are those whom you invoked, otherthan Allah?' 'They have forsaken us,' they will answer, and will bearwitness against themselves that they were unbelievers.
  38. He will say:'Enter the Fire and join the nations of jinn and humans that have gonebefore you.' As they enter, every nation will curse its sister-nation, andwhen all are gathered in the pit, the last of them will say of the first:'These, Lord, are those who led us astray. Give them a double punishmentof the Fire. He will answer: 'For each double, although you do not knowit.'
  39. Then, the first will say to the last: 'You were no better thanus.' So taste the punishment for what you have earned.
  40. The gates ofheaven shall not be opened for those who have belied and grew proudagainst Our verses; nor shall they enter Paradise until a camel shall passthrough the eye of a needle. As such We shall recompense the sinners.
  41. Gehenna (Hell) shall be their cradle, and layers of fire shall cover them.As such We recompense the harmdoers.
  42. As for those who believe and dogood works - We never charge a soul with more than it can bear - they arethe companions of Paradise, and there they shall live for ever.
  43. Weshall strip away all rancor from their chests. Rivers shall flowunderneath them, and they shall say: 'Praise be to Allah who has guided usto this. Had Allah not given us guidance we should not have been guided.The Messengers of our Lord surely came with the truth.' Then they arecalled: 'This is the Paradise which you have inherited for what you did.'
  44. Then the companions of Paradise will call out to the companions of theFire: 'What our Lord promised we have found to be true, have you too,found the promise of your Lord to be true?' 'Yes,' they shall answer, anda Caller will announce between them that the curse of Allah is upon theharmdoers,
  45. who have barred others from the Path of Allah and sought tomake it crooked, and who had no belief in the Everlasting Life.
  46. Andbetween them is a veil, and on the ramparts there shall stand men who willknow each by their marks. To the companions of Paradise they shall call:'Peace be upon you!' Yet they did not enter it on account of theireagerness.
  47. And when they turn their eyes towards the companions of theFire, they will say: 'Lord, do not cast us among the harmdoers!'
  48. Andthe companions of the ramparts call to men whose marks they recognize:'Neither your amassing nor your pride have availed you.
  49. Are these whomyou swore that Allah would never have mercy upon them?' (To them it willbe said:) 'Enter Paradise. You have nothing to fear neither will you besaddened.'
  50. The companions of the Fire will call out to the companionsof Paradise: 'Pour upon us some water, or some of that which Allah hasprovided you.' But they shall reply: 'Allah has forbidden both to theunbelievers,
  51. who made their religion an amusement and play, and whowere beguiled by their worldly life.' On this Day We will forget them asthey forgot the meeting of that Day; for they denied Our verses.
  52. Wehave brought to them a Book which We have made plain based upon knowledge,a guidance and a mercy to believers.
  53. Are they waiting but for itsfulfillment? On the Day when it is realized, those who have forgotten itwill say: 'The Messengers of our Lord have surely come with the truth.Have we then any intercessors to intercede for us, or shall we be returnedto do other than that we have done?' They have lost their souls, and thatwhich they invented will have gone astray from them.
  54. Your Lord isAllah, who, in six days created the heavens and the earth, and then willedto the Throne. He throws the veil of night over the day. Swiftly theyfollow one another. The sun, the moon, and the stars are compelled to Hisorder. His is the creation, His is the command. Blessed is Allah, the Lordof the Worlds.
  55. Supplicate to your Lord with humility and in secret. Hedoes not love the transgressors.
  56. Do not make mischief in the earthafter it has been put right. Pray to Him with fear and hope; His Mercy isnear to the righteous.
  57. He sends forth the winds as carriers of the gladtidings between the hands of His Mercy, and when they have carried up aheavy cloud, We drive it on to some dead land and therewith send downwater bringing forth all manner of fruit. As such We will raise the dead,in order that you remember.
  58. Good land yields its vegetation by thepermission of its Lord. While the corrupted yields only the scanty. So Wemake plain the verses to those who are thankful.
  59. We sent forth Noah tohis nation. He said: 'Worship Allah, my people, for you have no god exceptHe. I fear for you the punishment of a great Day.'
  60. But the assembly ofhis nation said: 'We can see that you are in clear error.'
  61. 'I am not inerror, my nation,' he replied. 'I am a Messenger from the Lord of theWorlds
  62. (sent) to convey to you the messages of my Lord and to adviseyou, for I know from Allah what you do not know.
  63. Do you wonder that aRemembrance should come to you from your Lord to a man from yourselves inorder that he may warn you and that you may be cautious so that mercycomes upon you?'
  64. (But) they belied him, so We saved him and those whowere with him in the Ark, and We drowned those who belied Our verses.Surely, they were a blind nation.
  65. And to (the people of) Aad We senttheir brother, Hood. He said: 'Worship Allah, my nation, for you have nogod except He. Will you not then be cautious?'
  66. The disbelievingassembly of his nation said: 'We see you in foolishness, and think thatyou are of the liars.'
  67. 'My nation, there is no foolishness in me,' hereplied. 'I am a Messenger of the Lord of the Worlds
  68. I deliver to youthe messages of my Lord and I am your honest adviser.
  69. Do you wonderthat a remembrance should come to you from your Lord to a man fromyourselves in order that he may warn you? Remember, that He has made youthe heirs of Noah's nation and increased you in broad stature, rememberthe favors of Allah in order that you prosper!'
  70. They said: 'Have youcome to us in order that we worship Allah alone and renounce that whichour fathers worshipped? Bring down that with which you threaten us if youare from the truthful!
  71. He answered: 'The punishment and wrath of yourLord has already fallen upon you. Would you dispute with me about nameswhich you and your fathers have invented, and for which no authority hasbeen sent down from Allah? Wait if you will, I am waiting with you.'
  72. Wesaved him and all who were with him through Our Mercy and annihilatedthose who belied Our verses. They were not believers!
  73. And to Thamood Wesent their brother Salih. He said: 'Worship Allah, my nation, for you haveno god except He. A clear proof has come to you from your Lord. Here isthe she-camel of Allah, a sign for you. Leave her to graze in the earth ofAllah and do not touch her with evil, lest a painful punishment seizesyou.
  74. Remember, that He has made you the successor of 'Aad, and lodgedyou in the land. You have built palaces on its plains and hewed out housesin the mountains. Remember the favor of Allah and do not act mischievouslyin the earth, corrupting.'
  75. The proud assembly of his nation said to theweak - amongst them who believed: 'Do you really believe that Salih issent from his Lord?' They answered: 'We believe in that with which he wassent.'
  76. Those who were proud said: 'We disbelieve in that which youbelieved in.'
  77. (Then) they hamstrung the she-camel and defied the orderof their Lord, saying to Salih: 'Bring down that which you have promisedus if you truly are one of the Messengers.'
  78. Thereupon the earthquakeseized them, at morning in their dwellings they were crouched, dead.
  79. Heturned from them, saying: 'I conveyed to you, my nation the Message of myLord and gave you counsel; but you had no love for sincere advisers.'
  80. And Lot, who said to his nation: 'Do you commit such indecency (sodomy) ina way that no one has preceded you in the worlds?
  81. You approach menlustfully instead of women. Truly, you are a nation who exceed (in sin).'
  82. The only answer of his nation was: 'Expel them from your village. Theyare people who keep themselves purified.'
  83. We saved him and all hisfamily, except his wife, who was made to remain,
  84. and We rained downupon them a rain. So look how was the end of the evildoers.
  85. And toMidian, their brother Shu'aib. He said: 'Worship Allah, my nation, for youhave no god except He. A clear sign has come to you from your Lord. Givejust weight, and full measure; and do not diminish the goods of people. Donot corrupt the land after it has been set right, that is best for you, ifyou are believers.
  86. 'Do not sit in every road, threatening and barringfrom the Path of Allah those who believed it, nor seek to make it crooked.Remember how He multiplied you when you were few in number. Consider theend of the corrupters.
  87. If there are some among you who believe in thatwhich I have been sent and others who disbelieve it, be patient untilAllah shall judge between us. He is the best of judges.'
  88. The proudassembly of his nation said: 'We will expel you Shu'aib and those whobelieve with you from our village unless you return to our creed.' Hereplied: 'Even though we hate it?
  89. We would have invented lies aboutAllah if we returned to your creed from which Allah has saved us, it isnot for us that we return into it again except if Allah, our Lord wills.For our Lord has embraced everything with knowledge, and in Allah we haveput our trust. Our Lord, open between us and our nation with truth, Youare the Best of openers.'
  90. But the unbelieving assembly of his nationsaid: 'If you follow Shu'aib, you shall assuredly be losers.'
  91. So theearthquake seized them, at the morning they were crouched in theirdwellings, dead.
  92. It seemed as if those who had belied Shu'aib had neverlived there. Those who belied Shu'aib were the losers.
  93. He turned awayfrom them saying: 'I conveyed to you, my nation, the messages of my Lordand advised you. How can I grieve for the unbelieving nation?'
  94. We sentno Prophet to a village but seized its inhabitants with misfortune andadversity in order that they might be humble in supplication.
  95. Then Wechanged evil for good, until they multiplied and said: 'Our fathers wereindeed touched by misfortune and adversity.' So We seized them suddenlywhile they were unaware.
  96. Had the people of the villages believed andbeen cautious, We would have opened upon them the blessings from heavenand earth. But they belied, and We seized them for what they earned.
  97. Dothe inhabitants of the villages feel secure from Our Might coming to themat night whilst they sleep?
  98. Or do the inhabitants of the villages feelsecure from Our Might coming to them in the mid-morning while they play?
  99. (In reply to your devising) do they feel secure from the devising ofAllah? None feels secure from the devising of Allah except the loosingnation.
  100. Is it not plain to those who inherit the earth after itsinhabitants that if We willed We could smite them for their sins and set aseal upon their hearts, so that they do not hear.
  101. Those villages Wenarrate their news to you. Their Messengers came to them with clearproofs, yet they would not believe what they had belied before; as suchAllah seals the hearts of the unbelievers.
  102. We did not find thecovenant upheld by the majority of them, but We found most of themevildoers.
  103. After those We sent forth Moses with Our signs to Pharaohand his assembly, but with it they harmed. Look at the end of thecorrupters.
  104. Moses said: 'Pharaoh, I am a Messenger from the Lord ofthe Worlds,
  105. incumbent upon me is that I say nothing of Allah exceptthe truth. I bring you a clear proof from your Lord. So let the Childrenof Israel depart with me.'
  106. He answered: 'If you have come with a sign,show it to us if you are of the truthful.'
  107. He threw down his staff,and it was clearly a serpent.
  108. Then he drew out his hand and it wasluminous to the onlookers.
  109. The assembly of Pharaoh's nation said:'This man is a well-versed sorcerer
  110. who seeks to drive you from yourland what do you command?'
  111. Others said: 'Put them off a while, he andhis brother, and send forth to your cities gatherers
  112. to summon everywell-versed sorcerer to you.'
  113. The sorcerers came to Pharaoh. Theysaid: 'Shall we be rewarded if we are the winners?'
  114. 'Yes,' heanswered, 'and you will be among those near.'
  115. They said: 'Moses, willyou throw first or shall we be the throwers?'
  116. 'Throw,' he replied. Andwhen they threw, they bewitched the people's eyes and terrified them, andproduced great sorcery.
  117. Then We revealed to Moses: 'Now, throw downyour staff.' And thereupon it swallowed up their false invention.
  118. So,the truth prevailed and what they were doing was annulled;
  119. they weredefeated and turned belittled,
  120. and the sorcerers prostratedthemselves,
  121. saying: 'We believe in the Lord of the Worlds,
  122. theLord of Moses and Aaron.'
  123. Pharaoh said: 'Do you believe in Him beforeI permit? This is a plot that you have contrived in the city in order toexpel its people from it. Now you shall know!
  124. I will cut off onopposite sides a hand and a foot, and then crucify you all!'
  125. Theyreplied: 'We shall surely turn to our Lord.
  126. You would take revenge onus only because we believed in the signs of our Lord when they came to us.Lord, pour patience upon us and let us die as submitters (Muslims).'
  127. The assembly of Pharaoh's nation said: 'Will you allow Moses and hisnation to corrupt in the land and to forsake you and your gods?' Hereplied: 'We will put their sons to death and spare their women, indeed weare conquerors over them.'
  128. Moses said to his nation: 'Seek help fromAllah and be patient. The earth belongs to Allah; He gives it as aheritage to whom He chooses amongst His worshipers. The outcome is for thecautious.'
  129. They replied: 'We were hurt before you came to us, andafter you came to us.' He said: 'Your Lord may destroy your enemies andmake you inheritors in the land. Then He will see how you conductyourselves.'
  130. We seized Pharaoh's people with years of drought andscarcity of fruit so that they might remember.
  131. When good things cametheir way, they said: 'It is our due,' but when evil befell them theyblamed their ill fortune on Moses and those with him. Indeed their illfortune was with Allah, though most of them did not know.
  132. They said:'Whatever sign you bring to us, to cast a spell upon us, we will notbelieve in you.'
  133. So We sent upon them floods, locusts, lice, frogs,and blood. (All these were) clear signs, yet they were proud against them,for they were wicked people.
  134. And when the plague smote them, theysaid: 'Moses, pray to your Lord for us invoking the promise He has madewith you. If you lift the plague from us, we will believe in you and letthe Children of Israel go with you.'
  135. But when We had lifted the plaguefrom them for a term which they had to reach, they broke their promise.
  136. So We punished them and drowned them in the sea, for they had beliedOur signs and gave no heed to them.
  137. We gave the persecuted nationdominion over the eastern and western lands which We had blessed. So theWord of your Lord, the finest, was fulfilled for the Children of Israelbecause of their patience; and We destroyed the edifices, and towers ofPharaoh and whatsoever they manufactured.
  138. and We moved the Children ofIsrael from one side of the sea to the other, and they came upon a nationzealously devoted to the idols they had. They said to Moses: 'Make a godfor us, as they have gods.' Moses replied: 'You are indeed an ignorantnation.
  139. That which they are engaged upon shall be shattered and alltheir works are vain.
  140. Should I seek any god for you except Allah? Hehas exalted you above the nations.
  141. And that We saved you fromPharaoh's family, who had oppressed you cruelly, putting your sons todeath and sparing your women. Surely, that was a great trial from yourLord.'
  142. We appointed for Moses thirty nights, and We completed themwith ten more; so that the appointment with his Lord took forty nights.Moses said to Aaron, his brother: 'Take my place among my nation. Do whatis right and do not follow the path of the corrupt doers.'
  143. And whenMoses came at the appointed time and his Lord spoke to him, he said:'Lord, let me see, that I can look at You.' He replied: 'You shall not seeMe. But look at the mountain; if it remains firm in its place, then shallyou see Me.' And when his Lord was revealed to the mountain and caused itto be crushed and leveled whereupon Moses fell down senseless, and when herecovered, he said: 'Exaltations to You! I repent to You. I am the firstof believers.'
  144. He said: 'Moses, I have chosen you from all mankindwith My Messages and My Words. Therefore, take what I have given you, andbe among the thankful.'
  145. We inscribed for him upon the Tablets allkinds of exhortation and clear explanations of all things. So take itforcefully, and order your nation to take what is best of it. I shall showyou the home of the wicked.
  146. From My signs I will turn away theunrightfully, arrogant in the land, so that even if they witness everysign they would not believe it. If they see the path of righteousness,they shall not take it as a path; but if they see the path of error, theyshall take it for their path because they belied Our signs and wereinattentive towards them.
  147. Vain are the deeds of those who belie Oursigns and the Everlasting Life. Shall they not be recompensed except forwhat they used to do?
  148. In his absence, the nation of Moses made a calffrom their ornaments, a body with a hollow sound. Did they not see that itcould neither speak to them, nor guide them to a path? Yet they took it inworship and were harmdoers.
  149. But when it landed in their hands and sawthat they had strayed, they said: 'If our Lord does not have mercy on usand forgive us, we shall be lost.'
  150. And when Moses returned to hisnation, angry and sorrowful, he said: 'Evil is what you have done in myabsence! Would you hasten the retribution of your Lord?' He threw down theTablets, and seizing his brother by the head, dragged him towards him.'Son of my mother,' said (Aaron), 'the nation weakened me, and almostkilled me. Do not let my enemies rejoice over me; do not number me amongthe harmdoers.'
  151. 'Lord,' said Moses, 'forgive me and forgive mybrother. Admit us to Your Mercy, for You are Most Merciful of themerciful!'
  152. Those who worshipped the calf incurred the Anger of theirLord and abasement in this life, and as such We recompense the forgers.
  153. As for those who do evil and later repent and believe, your Lord isForgiving, the Most Merciful thereafter.
  154. When his anger abated, Mosestook up the Tablets upon which was inscribed guidance and mercy to thosewho fear their Lord.
  155. Moses chose from among his nation seventy men forOur appointment, and when the quake seized them, Moses said: 'My Lord, hadit been Your Will, You would have destroyed them before, and me. Will Youdestroy us for that which the fools amongst us did? It is only Your trialby which You leave in error whom You will, and guide whom You will. Youalone are our Guardian. Forgive us and have mercy on us, You are the Bestof those who forgive.
  156. Write for us what is good in this life and inthe Everlasting Life. To You alone we turn.' He replied: 'I will smitewith My punishment whom I will; yet My Mercy embraces all things. I willwrite it (My Mercy) to those who are cautious, give the obligatorycharity, and believe in Our verses;
  157. and to those who shall follow theMessenger - the Unlettered Prophet (Muhammad) whom they shall find writtenwith them in the Torah and the Gospel. He will order kindness upon themand forbid them to do evil. He will make good things lawful to them andprohibit all that is foul. He will relieve them of their burdens and ofthe shackles that weigh upon them. Those who believe in him and honor him,those who aid him and follow the light sent forth with him, shall surelyprosper.'
  158. Say: 'O mankind, I am the Messenger of Allah to you all. Hisis the kingdom in the heavens and the earth. There is no god except He. Herevives and causes to die. Therefore, believe in Allah and His Messenger,the Unlettered Prophet, who believes in Allah and His Words. Follow him inorder that you are guided.'
  159. Yet among the people of Moses there was anation who preached the truth and acted justly.
  160. We divided them intotwelve tribes, each a nation. And when his people demanded drink, Werevealed to Moses: 'Strike the rock with your staff.' Thereupon twelvesprings gushed from the rock and each tribe knew its drinking-place. Wecaused the clouds to cast their shadow over them, and sent down for themmanna and quails, saying: 'Eat of the good things We have provided foryou.' Indeed, they did Us no wrong, but they wronged themselves.
  161. Whenit was said to them: 'Dwell in this village, and eat of whatever youplease; and say, "Unburdening" and enter the gate prostrating, We willforgive you your sins and increase the good-doers.'
  162. The wicked amongstthem changed what was said for other words. Therefore We sent down uponthem from heaven a punishment for their evil doing.
  163. Ask them about thevillage that overlooked the sea and what befell (its people) when theybroke the Sabbath. Each Sabbath, their fish came swimming towards theshore, but on other days they did not come to them. As such We temptedthem (the people) because they had done wrong.
  164. And when some asked:'Why do you admonish a nation whom Allah will destroy or sternly punish?'They replied: '(Seeking) a pardon from your Lord, and in order that theymay be cautious.'
  165. Therefore, when they forgot that of which they werereminded, We saved those who were forbidding evil, and seized theevildoers with an evil punishment for that which they used to do of evil.
  166. And when they had scornfully persisted in what they had beenforbidden, We said to them: 'Be apes, despised.'
  167. Then your Lorddeclared He would send against them he who would oppress them cruelly tillthe Day of Resurrection. Swift is the retribution of your Lord, yet surelyHe is Forgiving, the Most Merciful.
  168. We dispersed them through theearth in nations - some were righteous, others were not, and tested themwith good and evil in order that they return.
  169. Then others succeededthem who inherited the Book and availed themselves of the vanities of thislower world, saying: 'It will be forgiven us.' But if similar vanitiescame their way, they would again take them. Have they not taken thecovenant of the Book, which they have studied, to tell nothing of Allahexcept what is true? Surely, the Everlasting Life is better for thecautious, do you not understand!
  170. As for those who hold fast to theBook and are steadfast in prayer, We do not waste the wage of therighteous.
  171. When We suspended the mountain over them as though it werea shadow and they feared that it was falling down on them: (We said):'Take forcefully that which We have given you and remember what itcontains, in order that you keep from evil.'
  172. When your Lord broughtforth descendants from the loins of Adam's children, and made them testifyconcerning themselves (He said): 'Am I not your Lord.' They replied: 'Webear witness (that You are).' Lest you should say on the Day ofResurrection: 'We had no knowledge of this,'
  173. or you say: 'Ourforefathers were idolaters before, and we were the descendants after them,will You destroy us for the deeds of the vain-doers?'
  174. As such We makeplain Our verses in order that they return.
  175. Recite to them the news ofhe to whom We gave Our verses and who turned away from them; how satanovertook him so he was led astray.
  176. Had it been Our will We would haveraised with it, but he clung to this earthly life and succumbed to hisfancies. His likeness was that of a dog, whether you chase it away or letit alone it pants. Such is the example of a nation who belie Our signs.Recount to them these narratives, in order that they reflect.
  177. Evil isthe example of those who belied Our verses; they wronged themselves.
  178. He whom Allah guides is one that is guided, but he whom Allah leaves inerror shall surely be the lost.
  179. For Gehenna, We have created many jinnand many humans. They have hearts, with which they cannot understand;eyes, with which they do not see; and ears, with which they do not hear.They are like cattle, rather, they are the more misguided. Such are theheedless.
  180. To Allah belongs the Finest Names, so call Him by them, andkeep away from those who pervert them. They shall be recompensed for thethings they did.
  181. Among those whom We created there is a nation whoguide with the truth and with it they are just.
  182. As for those who belieOur verses, We will draw them on little by little, from where they cannottell;
  183. and I respite them, My stratagem is firm.
  184. Have they notreflected? There is no madness in their companion, he is but a plainwarner.
  185. Will they not ponder upon the kingdom of the heavens and theearth, and all that Allah created, and that it may be that their term isdrawing near? So, in which speech will they believe thereafter?
  186. Nonecan guide those whom Allah leaves in error. He leaves them in theirinsolence, wandering blindly.
  187. They ask you about the Hour and when itis to come. Say: 'None knows except my Lord. He alone will reveal it atthe appointed time. It is heavy in the heavens and earth. It will not cometo you but suddenly.' They will question you, as though you had fullknowledge of it. Say: 'Its knowledge is with Allah, though most people areunaware.'
  188. Say: 'I do not have the power to acquire benefits or toavert harm from myself, except by the Will of Allah. Had I possessedknowledge of the unseen, I would have availed myself of much that is good,and no harm would have touched me. But I am only a warner and a bearer ofglad tidings for a nation who believe.
  189. It is He who created you from asoul. From it He created its mate, so that he might reside with her. Andwhen he had covered her, she conceived, and for a time her burden waslight. She carried it with ease, but when it grew heavy, they bothsupplicated to Allah, their Lord: 'Grant us a goodly child and we will beamong the thankful.'
  190. Yet when He gave both of them (the parents) agoodly child, they set up associates with Him, in return for what He hadgiven them. Exalted be Allah above that they associate with Him.
  191. Willthey associate that which cannot create a thing while they are created?
  192. They cannot help them, nor can they help themselves.
  193. If you callthem to guidance, they will not follow you. It is the same whether youcall them or you are silent.
  194. Those whom you invoke, other than Allah,are worshipers like yourselves. Call them, and let them answer you, ifwhat you say is true!
  195. Have they feet to walk with? Have they hands topunish with? Have they eyes to see with? Have they ears to hear with? Say:'Call on your partners and then try to scheme against me. Give me norespite.
  196. My Guardian is Allah, who has sent down the Book. He guardsthe righteous.
  197. Those whom you invoke, other than Him, cannot help you,nor can they help themselves.'
  198. If you call them to guidance, they willnot hear you. You see them looking towards you, but they cannot see.
  199. Accept the easing, order with fine jurisprudence, and avoid the ignorant.
  200. When satan provokes you seek refuge in Allah; He is the Hearing, theKnowing.
  201. Indeed, when a visitation of satan touches the cautious(worshipers) they remember, and then see clearly.
  202. And their brothers,they prolong them in error, and they will never stop.
  203. When you do notbring them a verse, they say, 'Why have you not chosen one?' Say: 'Ifollow only what is revealed to me from my Lord. This (Koran) is averitable proof from your Lord, guidance and mercy for people whobelieve.'
  204. When the Koran is recited, listen to it in silence in orderthat Allah has mercy upon you.
  205. Remember your Lord in your soul withhumility and fear, and not with a loud voice, morning and evening, and donot be among the inattentive.
  206. Those who are with your Lord are not tooproud to worship Him. They exalt Him and to Him they prostrate.
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