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AL-A’RAF (7)

The Battlements

Revealed at Mecca,Verses: 206 In the name of Allah, The Merciful, The All-merciful
  1. Alif Lam Mim Sad (A.L.M.S.);(1)
  2. a Book is sent down to thee __ and let there be no tightness in thy breast because of it __ that thou mayest warn by it, and as a reminder to the Believers.(2)
  3. Follow what has been sent down to you from your Lord, and do not follow friends other than He; but little heed you pay.(3)
  4. And how many a city We have destroyed, and Our might came upon it at night, or while they were resting at noon.(4)
  5. Then their cry, when Our might came upon them, was not but that they said, `we were surely wrong-doers'.(5)
  6. So We shall question those to whom the Message was sent(6)
  7. and We shall question the Messengers, and We shall relate to them with knowledge, and We were not absent.(7)
  8. The weighing that day will be true; then those whose scales are heavy, they shall prosper.(8)
  9. And those whose scales are light, they shall have given loss to themselves, for they wronged Our signs.(9)
  10. And We have established you in the earth, and made your livelihood in it; little thanks you show.(10)
  11. And We created you, then shaped you, then said to the angels, `prostrate yourselves before Adam', so they prostrated themselves except Iblis; he would not be among those who prostrated themselves.(11)
  12. God said, `what prevented thee from prostrating thyself, when I commanded thee?' Said he, `I am better than he; Thou createdst me of fire and createdst him of clay'.(12)
  13. God said, `get thou down from here; it is not for thee to show arrogance here; so go forth; thou art among the degraded'.(13)
  14. Said he, `respite me till the Day they shall be raised'.(14)
  15. God said, `thou art among the respited'.(15)
  16. Said he, `now that Thou hast perverted me, I shall surely sit for them on Thy straight path,(16)
  17. then I shall come on them from before them and from behind them, from their right and from their left, and Thou wilt not find most of them thankful'.(17)
  18. God said, `go forth from here, despised and banished; those of them who follow thee, I shall surely fill the Hell with all of you'.(18)
  19. `And O Adam, stay thou and thy wife in the garden and eat of where you will, but do not go near this tree, lest you be among the wrong-doers'.(19)
  20. Then the Devil whispered to them to show to them what was hidden from them of their shameful parts, and said, `your Lord has only prohibited you from this tree, lest you become angels, or be among the immortals'.(20)
  21. And he swore to them, `I am indeed a sincere adviser for you'.(21)
  22. So he let them fall down by delusion; and when they tasted the tree, their shameful parts became apparent to them, and they took to stitching leaves of the garden on them. And their Lord called to them, `did I not prohibit you from this tree and say to you that the Devil is an open enemy to you?'(22)
  23. They said, `our Lord, we have wronged ourselves, and if Thou dost not forgive us and have mercy on us, we shall surely be among the losers'.(23)
  24. He said, `get you down as enemies to one another; for you there shall be on the earth an abode and goods for a time'.(24)
  25. He said, `there you shall live, there you shall die, and therefrom you shall be brought forth'.(25)
  26. O Children of Adam, We have sent down on you a garment to cover your shameful parts, and for adornment __ and the garment of piety that is the best __ that is of the Signs of God, that they may pay heed.(26)
  27. O Children of Adam, let not the Devil put you to trial, as he brought your parents out of the garden, stripping them of their garments to reveal to them their shameful parts; he sees you __ he and his tribe __ from where you do not see them. We have made the devils the friends of those who do not believe.(27)
  28. And when they commit an indecency, they say, `we found our fathers doing it, and God has commanded us to do it'. Say, `God does not command indecencies; do you say regarding God what you do not know?'(28)
  29. Say, `my Lord has commanded justice; and you keep your attention to every place of worship and call on Him, making obedience purely His. As He originated you so shall you return'.(29)
  30. A part He has guided, and a part has deserved to go astray; they have taken devils as friends, apart from God, and they think that they are guided.(30)
  31. O Children of Adam, adorn yourselves at every place of worship, and eat and drink but be not prodigal; He does not love the prodigal.(31)
  32. Say, `who has forbidden God's adornment and clean provisions, that He has brought forth for His servants?' Say, `they are for the Believers in the present life, and shall be exclusively theirs on the Day of Resurrection'. Thus We explain the signs to a people who have knowledge.(32)
  33. Say, `my Lord has forbidden only indecencies, open and hidden, and sin and revolting without right, and that you associate with God that for which He has not sent down any authority, and that you say against God what you know not'.(33)
  34. And for every community there is a term; then, when their term comes, they do not put it back by a moment, nor put it forward.(34)
  35. O Children of Adam, there shall, however, come to you Messengers from among you, relating to you My signs, then those who feared God and reformed no fear shall be on them, nor shall they grieve.(35)
  36. And those who gave lies to Our signs and showed arrogance against them, they shall be the inhabitants of the Fire, dwelling therein forever.(36)
  37. Now who does greater wrong than he who forges a lie against God or gives lies to His signs? Their portion as written shall reach them; till when Our messengers come to them to take them, they will say, `where are those you were calling on, apart from God?' They will say, `they are lost to us'; and they will testify against themselves that they were unbelievers.(37)
  38. He will say, `enter among the communities of jinn and men, that have passed away before you, into the Fire'. Whenever a community enters, it curses its sister; until, when they have all reached there, the last of them shall say regarding the earlier of them, `Our Lord, these led us astray, so give them a double punishment of the Fire'. He will say, `for everyone is a double, but you do not know'.(38)
  39. And the earlier of them shall say to the last of them, `you have no preference over us, now taste the punishment for what you have earned'.(39)
  40. Surely those who give lies to Our signs and show arrogance against them, the gates of the heaven shall not be opened to them, nor shall they enter Paradise, until the camel passes through the eye of the needle; and so shall We recompense the sinners.(40)
  41. Hell shall be their cradle and over them (its) coverings; and so shall We recompense the wrong-doers.(41)
  42. And those who believe and do righteous deeds __ and We do not charge a soul but to its capacity __ they shall be the inhabitants of Paradise; therein they shall live forever.(42)
  43. And We shall draw out all rancour that is in their breasts; rivers will be flowing underneath them; and they shall say, `praise be to God who has guided us to this; and we could not find the way, if God had not guided us; surely the Messengers of Our Lord came with the truth'. And it will be proclaimed to them: `this is the Paradise you have been given to inherit for that you have been doing.(43)
  44. And the inhabitants of Paradise shall call to the inhabitants of the Fire, `we have found true what our Lord promised us; have you also found true what your Lord promised you?' They will say, `yes'. And then a herald shall proclaim between them: `God's curse be on the wrong-doers,(44)
  45. who barred from God's way and sought crookedness in it, and they disbelieved in the Hereafter'.(45)
  46. And between them shall be a veil; and on the battlements shall be men who will recognise all by their mark; and they will call to the inhabitants of Paradise, `peace be upon you' __ they have not entered it and they are eager.(46)
  47. And when their eyes are turned towards the inhabitants of the Fire, they will say, `our Lord, do not place us with the wrong-doing people'.(47)
  48. And the men of the battlements shall call certain men whom they will recognise by their mark, saying, `your multitude has not availed you, nor your arrogance.(48)
  49. Are these the ones you swore, `God would not grant them mercy?' __ `Enter Paradise, no fear on you, nor shall you grieve'.(49)
  50. And the inhabitants of the Fire will call to the inhabitants of Paradise, `pour on us some water or some of the provision God has given you'. They will say, `God has forbidden them to the unbelievers,(50)
  51. those who took their religion as a diversion and a sport, and whom the wordly life had deluded'. __ `So today, We forget them as they forgot the meeting of this day of theirs, and for that they denied Our signs'.(51)
  52. And We have brought them a Book, which We have explained on the basis of knowledge, for guidance and a mercy to a people who believe.(52)
  53. Are they looking only for its interpretation? The day its interpretation comes, those who forgot it before, shall say, `the Messengers of our Lord came with the truth; now are there any intercessors to intercede for us, or shall we be returned to do other than that we have been doing?' They have indeed given loss to themselves and that they were forging is lost to them.(53)
  54. Surely your Lord is God, who created the heavens and the earth in six days, then He sat Himself upon the Throne; He covers the day with the night that seeks it urgently, and the sun and the moon and the stars are subservient by His command. Behold, His are the creation and the command; blessed be God, the Lord of the world.(54)
  55. Call on your Lord humbly and secretly; surely He does not love the trangressors.(55)
  56. And do not create disorder in the land after its reformation, and call on Him fearfully and eagerly; surely God's mercy is near the good-doers.(56)
  57. And it is He who sends forth the winds bearing good news before His mercy; till, when they bear a heavy cloud, We drive it to a dead land, and send down water with it, and thereby bring forth all the fruits. So do We bring forth the dead, perhaps you will pay heed.(57)
  58. And the good land __ its vegetation comes forth by the leave of its Lord; and that which is corrupt __ it comes forth but scantily; so We turn about the signs for a people who are thankful.(58)
  59. We sent Noah to his people and he said, `O my people, serve God, you have no god other than He; I fear for you the punishment of a mighty day.(59)
  60. The chiefs of his people said, `we see thee clearly astray'.(60)
  61. He said, `O my people, I am not astray, but I am a Messenger from the Lord of the world.(61)
  62. I deliver to you the Messages of my Lord and advise you sincerely, for I know from God what you know not.(62)
  63. And do you wonder that an exhortation from your Lord should come to you through a man from among you, that he should warn you, and that you be godfearing, and that you may find mercy?'(63)
  64. But they gave lies to him, then We saved him and those with him in the Ark, and drowned those who gave lies to Our signs; surely they were a blind people.(64)
  65. And to Ad, (We sent) their brother Hood; he said, `O my people, serve God, you have no god other than He; will you not guard yourselves?(65)
  66. The chiefs of his people, who disbelieved, said, `we see thee in folly, and we guess thee one of the liars'.(66)
  67. He said `O my people, there is no folly in me, but I am a Messenger from the Lord of the world.(67)
  68. I deliver to you the Messages of my Lord, and I am a trustworthy, sincere adviser to you.(68)
  69. And do you wonder that an exhortation from your Lord should come to you through a man from among you, that he should warn you? But remember when He made you viceroys after the people of Noah, and increased you in stature broadly; so remember God's bounties that you may prosper'.(69)
  70. They said, `hast thou come to us that we may serve God alone, and forsake what our fathers used to serve? Now bring us that thou promisest us, if thou art of the truthful'.(70)
  71. He said, `scourge and wrath from your Lord have fallen on you: do you dispute with me regarding names you have given them, you and your fathers, for which God has not sent down any authority? Now wait, I am waiting with you'.(71)
  72. Then We saved him and those with him as a mercy from Us, and cut off the last remnant of those who gave lies to Our signs, and were not believers.(72)
  73. And to Thamood (We sent) their brother Salih; he said, `my people, serve God, you have no god other than He; there has come to you a Clear Sign from your Lord; this She-camel of God is a Sign for you, so leave her to eat on God's earth, and do not touch her with evil, lest a painful punishment should seize you.(73)
  74. And remember when He made you viceroys after Ad, and settled you in the land, you making palaces in its plains, and carving mountains into houses; so remember God's bounty and do not mischief in the land, causing disorder'.(74)
  75. The arrogant chiefs of his people said to the oppressed, to those of them who believed, `do you know that Salih is an Envoy from his Lord?' They said, `surely we are believers in the Message that he has been sent with'.(75)
  76. The arrogant ones said, `we are unbelievers of that you believe in'.(76)
  77. Then they hamstrung the She-camel, and defied the commandment of their Lord, and said, `O Salih, bring us what thou promisest us, if thou art of the Envoys'.(77)
  78. So the earthquake seized them, and they lay prone in their dwellings.(78)
  79. And he turned away from them and said, `O my people. I delivered to you the Message of my Lord, and advised you sincerely, but you do not like the sincere advisers'.(79)
  80. And (We sent) Lot __ when he said to his people, `do you commit the indecency that never any in the world committed before you?(80)
  81. You lustfully approach men, apart from women; no, you are an extravagant people'.(81)
  82. And the only answer of his people was that they said, `expel them from your city; they are a people that keep themselves clean'.(82)
  83. Then We saved him and his family except his wife who was among those who stayed behind.(83)
  84. And We rained down upon them a heavy rain; now see, how was the end of the sinners!(84)
  85. And to Midian (We sent) their brother Shuaib; he said, `my people, serve God, you have no god other than He; there has come to you a clear Sign from your Lord, so fill up the measure and the balance, and do not diminish the goods of the people, and do not create disorder in the land, after its reformation; that is better for you, if you are believers.(85)
  86. And do not sit on every path, threatening and barring from God's way those who believe in Him, seeking crookedness in it; and remember when you were few and He multiplied you; and see how was the end of those who create disorder.(86)
  87. And if a group among you believes in the Message I have been sent with, and a group does not believe, then be patient, till God judges between us; and He is the best of judges'.(87)
  88. The arrogant chiefs of his people said, `we shall surely expel thee, O Shuaib, and those who believe with thee, from our city, unless you return into our creed'. He said, `even though we hate it.(88)
  89. We should have forged a lie against God if we returned into your creed, after God has delivered us from it; and it is not for us to return into it, except that God, our Lord, so will; our Lord embraces all things in knowledge; in God we put our trust.' __ `Our Lord, decide between us and our people with truth; for Thou art the best of deciders'. (89)
  90. And the disbelieving chiefs of his people said, `if you follow Shuaib, you will surely be losers.'(90)
  91. Then the earthquake seized them and they lay prone in their dwellings. (91)
  92. Those who gave lies to Shuaib, it was as if they never dwelt there; those who gave lies to Shuaib, only they were the losers. (92)
  93. Then he turned away from his people and said, `O my people, I delivered to you the Messages of my Lord, and advised you sincerely; now how should I sorrow for a disbelieving people?' (93)
  94. And We did not send any Prophet to a city but We seized its people with misery and hardship that they might humble themselves. (94)
  95. Then We changed, in place of evil, good, till they became affluent and said, `hardship and happiness touched our fathers too.' Then We seized them suddenly, when they perceived not.(95)
  96. And had the people of the cities believed and been godfathering, We would have opened upon them blessings from heaven and earth; but they cried lies and We seized them for what they earned. (96)
  97. Now do the people of the cities feel secure that Our might shall not come upon them at night while they are asleep?(97)
  98. And do the people of the cities feel secure that Our might shall not come upon them in daylight while they are playing?(98)
  99. Do they feel secure against Gods' devising? But none feels secure against Gods' devising except the losing people.(99)
  100. And is it not a guidance to those who inherit the earth after its (earlier) people, that if We will, We would afflict them for their sins? But We seal their hearts, so they do not listen.(100)
  101. Those were the cities whose news We relate to thee; and their Messengers came to them with clear signs, but they were not the ones to believe in that they had given lies to before; so God seals the hearts of the unbelievers. (101)
  102. And we did not find most of them keeping the covenant; and We surely found most of them transgressors.(102)
  103. Then, after them, We sent Moses with Our signs to Pharaoh and his chiefs, but they did wrong to them; then see how was the end of the workers of disorder!(103)
  104. And Moses said, `O Pharaoh, I am a Messenger from the Lord of the world,(104)
  105. incumbent in that I should not speak regarding God anything except the truth. I have brought to you a clear proof from your Lord, so send forth with me the Children of Israel'.(105)
  106. He said, `if thou hast brought a proof, produce it, if thou art of the truthful'. (106)
  107. So he cast his staff; then lo, it was a serpent manifest.(107)
  108. And he drew forth his hand; then lo, it was white to the beholders. (108)
  109. The chiefs of the people of Pharaoh said, `this is surely a learned sorcerer,(109)
  110. who desires to expel you from your land; now what do you enjoin? (110)
  111. They said, `put him and his brother off a while, and send musterers around the cities,(111)
  112. to bring to thee all the learned sorcerers. (112)
  113. And the sorcerers came to Pharaoh; they said, `we shall surely have a wage, if we should be the victors.'(113)
  114. He said, `yes, and you shall be among the near-stationed.'(114)
  115. They said, `Moses, wilt thou cast, or shall we be casting?' (115)
  116. He said, `you cast'; so when they cast they put a spell on the peopl's eyes and terrified them, and they produced a mighty sorcery.(116)
  117. And We revealed to Moses, `cast thy staff'; then lo, it swallowed up what they had forged. (117)
  118. So the truth appeared, and what they had done vanished.(118)
  119. So they were vanquished and turned about degraded.(119)
  120. And the sorcerers fell down prostrating. (120)
  121. They said, `we believe in the Lord of the world,(121)
  122. the Lord of Moses and Aaron'. (122)
  123. Pharaoh said, `you have believed in Him before I gave you leave. This was surely a device you devised in the city that you expel its people from it, but you shall soon know.(123)
  124. I shall cut off your hands and your feet on opposite sides, then I shall curcify you all together'.(124)
  125. They said, `we are turning to our Lord.(125)
  126. And thou takest vengeance upon us only because we have believed in the signs of our Lord, when they have come to us' __ ``Our Lord, pour out upon us patience, and take us to Thee surrendering (Muslims)'.(126)
  127. And chiefs of the people of Pharaoh said, `wilt thou leave Moses and his people to create disorder in the land, and to forsake thee and thy gods?' He said, `we shall slaughter their sons and keep alive their women, and we hold power over them'.(127)
  128. Moses said to his people, `seek help with God and be patient; the earth belongs to God, and He bequeaths it to whom He will among His servants; and the end-result is for the godfearing'.(128)
  129. They said, `we were hurt before thou camest to us, and after thou camest to us'. He said, `it may be that your Lord destroys your enemy, and makes you viceroys in the land, then He may see how you work'.(129)
  130. And We seized Pharaoh's people with barren years and scarcity of fruits, that they may pay heed.(130)
  131. But whenever good came to them, they said `this is our due'; and if any evil afflicted them, they would attribute ill luck to Moses and those with him. Why! surely their ill luck was with God but most of them knew not.(131)
  132. And they said, `whatever Sign thou bringest to us to cast, with it, a spell upon us, we will not believe thee'.(132)
  133. Then We let loose upon them the flood, the locusts, the lice, the frogs and the blood, as distinct Signs, but they showed arrogance and were a sinful people.(133)
  134. And when the scourge fell upon them, they said, `O Moses, pray to thy Lord for us, for He has made a covenant with thee; if thou removest from us the scourge, we will believe thee, and send the Children of Israel with thee'.(134)
  135. But when We removed from them the scourge to a term which they were to reach, lo, they broke it. (135)
  136. So We took vengeance on them, and drowned them in overflowing water, for that they gave lies to Our signs and were heedless of them.(136)
  137. And We made the people that were oppressed to inherit the east and the west of the land We had blessed; and the most fair word of thy Lord was fulfilled upon the Children of Israel for that they showed patience; and We utterly destroyed what Pharaoh and his people made and what they built.(137)
  138. And We brought the Children of Israel across the sea and they came upon a people adhering to their idols. They said, `O Moses, make for us a god, like they have gods for them. He said, `you are an ignorant people.(138)
  139. These, in which they are engaged, shall be shattered, and what they are doing shall vanish'.(139)
  140. He said, `shall I seek for you a god other than God and He has exalted you above the whole world?'(140)
  141. And when We delivered you from the people of Pharaoh who afflicted you with evil punishment, slaughtering your sons and letting you women live, and in that was a big trial from your Lord.(141)
  142. And We appointed with Moses thirty nights and completed them with ten, so the appointed time of His Lord was completed to forty nights; and Moses said to his brother Aaron, `take my place among my people, act right, and follow not the way of those that create disorder'. (142)
  143. And when Moses came to Our appointed time, and his Lord spoke with him, he said `my Lord, show me that I may look upon Thee'. He said, `thou shall not see Me, but look upon the mountain, and if it stays at its place, thou shalt see Me'. But when his Lord appeared in His glory on the mountain, He made it crumbled to dust, and Moses fell down fainted. When he recovered, he said, `Thou art Holy, I repent to Thee, and I am the first of the believers'.(143)
  144. God said, `O Moses, I have chosen thee above men for My Messages and My speech, so take what I give thee and be among the thankful'.(144)
  145. And We wrote for him on the Tablets an admonition everything and an explanation of everything: `take it firmly and bid thy people to take the fairest of it; I shall soon show you the house of the transgressors.(145)
  146. I shall turn from My signs those who show arrogance in the earth without right; for if they see every sign, they will not believe in it; and if they see the way of rectitude, they will not take it for a way, and if they see the way of perversion, they will take it for a way; that is because they give lies to Our signs and are heedless of them. (146)
  147. And those who gave lies to Our signs and to the meeting of the Hereafter, their works have gone waste; could they be recompensed except according to what they have done.(147)
  148. And the people of Moses took after him (for god) of their ornaments a Calf that lowed. Did they not see that it would not speak to them nor would guide them to any way? They took it (for god), and were wrong-doers.(148)
  149. And when they repented and saw that they had gone astray, they said, `if our Lord does not have mercy on us and forgive us, we shall surely be among the losers'.(149)
  150. And when Moses returned to his people angry and sorrowful, he said, `how evil you did in my place after me; were you in haste against the command of your Lord?' And he cast down the Tablets, and he held his brother's head, dragging him to him. He said, `son of my mother, the people oppressed me and had almost killed me; so do not make enemies laugh at me, and do not put me with the wrong-doing people'.(150)
  151. He said, `my Lord, forgive me and my brother, and admit us into Thy mercy, for Thou art the most merciful of the merciful'.(151)
  152. Those who took the Calf (for god), the wrath from their Lord and abasement shall overtake them in this world; and so We recompense the forgers.(152)
  153. And those who do evil deeds, then repent after that and have faith __ thy Lord is thereafter Forgiving, Merciful.(153)
  154. And when Moses' anger calmed down, he took up the Tablets, for in their inscription was guidance and mercy for those who hold their Lord in awe.(154)
  155. And Moses chose of his people seventy men for Our appointed time; and when the earth-quake seized them, he said, `my Lord, hadst Thou willed, Thou wouldst have destroyed them and me before; wilt Thou destroy us for what the fools among us have done; it is not but thy trial whereby Thou sendest astray whom Thou wilt, and guidest whom Thou wilt; Thou art our Protector, so forgive us and have mercy on us, and Thou art the best of forgivers.(155)
  156. And prescribe good for us in this world and in the Hereafter; we have turned to Thee.' He said, `I shall afflict My punishment on whom I will; and My mercy embraces all things; and I shall prescribe it for those who are godfearing, and pay the Alms and believe in Our Signs'.(156)
  157. Those who follow the Messenger, the unlettered Prophet whom they find written down with them in the Torah and the Gospel, who bid them the desirable and forbid them the disgusting, makes lawful for them the good things and makes unlawful for them the dirty things, and relieves them of their burden and the shackles that are upon them; so those who believe in him and succour him and help him and follow the light that has been sent down with him __ those shall be the prosperous.'(157)
  158. Say, `O mankind, I am the Messenger of God to you all __ of Him to whom belongs the kingdom of the heavens and the earth. There is no god but He; He gives life and makes to die; so believe in God and His Messenger, the unlettered Prophet, who believes in God and His Words, and follow him that you may be guided'.(158)
  159. And among the people of Moses is a community who guide by the truth and do justice by it.(159)
  160. And We cut them up into twelve tribes as communities. And We revealed to Moses, when his people asked him for water: `strike the rock with thy staff;' and there gushed forth from it twelve springs; all men learnt their drinking place. And We overshadowed them with the cloud, and sent down on them manna and quails: `eat of the clean things We have provided you'. And they did Us no wrong but themselves they wronged.(160)
  161. And when it was said to them, `dwell in this town and eat therefrom wherever you will, and say, `forgiveness,' and enter the gate prostrating, We will forgive you your mistakes, and We will add for the good-doers'.(161)
  162. Then the wrong-doers among them substituted a saying other than that which was said to them, and We sent down on them scourge from heaven for their wrongdoing. (162)
  163. And ask them concerning the town that lay by the side of the sea; when they transgressed the Sabbath, when their fish came to them on the day of their Sabbath swimming, and on the day they did not keep Sabbath, they did not come to them; thus We tried them for their transgression.(163)
  164. And when a community of them said. `why do you admonish a people whom God is about to destroy, or punish with a terrible punishment', they said, `an excuse to your Lord, or that they may become godfearing'.(164)
  165. And when they forgot that they were admonished with, We delivered those who forbade the evil, and We seized the wrong-doers with evil punishment, for their transgressions.(165)
  166. And when they turned in disdain from what they were forbidden, We said to them, `be you apes driven away'.(166)
  167. And behold, thy Lord proclaimed that He would raise up against them, till the Day of Resurrection, those who would afflict them with evil punishment; surely thy Lord is swift in retribution, and surely He is Forgiving, Merciful. (167)
  168. And We cut them up in communities all over the earth; some of them are righteous and some of them are otherwise,; and We tried them with good and bad things, that they may return. (168)
  169. Then there succeeded after them a succession who inherited the Book, taking the goods of this world and saying, `it will be forgiven us'; ; but if goods the like of them come to them again they take them. Has not the covenant of the Book been taken from them that they shall not say concerning God anything except the truth, and they have studied what is in it? And the Last House is better for the godfearing; so will you not understand? (169)
  170. And those who hold fast to the Book and establish the Prayer __ surely We do not waste the wage of those who put things right. (170)
  171. And when We shook the mountain above them, as if it were a canopy, and they thought it was about to fall on them: `take what We have given you firmly, and remember what is in it, that you may be godfearing'.(171)
  172. And behold, thy Lord took from the Children of Adam, from their loins, their offspring, and made them testify about themselves, `am I not your Lord?' They said, `yes, we testify'; __ lest you should say on the Day of Resurrection, `we were unaware of this'(172)
  173. or lest you say, `our fathers were idolaters aforetime, and we were only offspring after them; wilt Thou destroy us for what the vain-doers did?'(173)
  174. And so We explain the signs, and so that they may return.(174)
  175. And recite to them the news of him whom We gave Our sings but he cast them off, and the Devil followed after him, and he was among the perverts. (175)
  176. And had We willed, We would have raised him up thereby, but he stuck to the earth and followed his caprice. So his likeness is as the likeness of a dog; if thou attackest it, it lolls the tongue out, or if thou leavest it, it lolls the tongue out. That is the likeness of the people who give lies to Our signs; so relate the story that they may ponder.(176)
  177. How evil is the likeness of the people who gave lies to Our signs and themselves they wronged.(177)
  178. Whom God guides, he is guided; and whom He sends astray, they are the losers.(178)
  179. And We have created for Hell many of the jinn and men; they have hearts but do not understand with them; and they have eyes but do not see with them; and they have ears but do not hear with them; they are like cattle; no, they are further astray; they are the heedless.(179)
  180. And to God belong the most beautiful names; so call Him with them, and leave those who blaspheme His names; they shall be recompensed for the things they did.(180)
  181. And of those We have created, there is a community who guide by the truth and do justice by it.(181)
  182. And those who give lies to Our signs, We shall lead them on, step by step, whence they do not know.(182)
  183. And I respite them; surely my guile is sure.(183)
  184. And have they not pondered? __ No madness is in their companion; he is only a clear warner.(184)
  185. And have they not looked into the governance of the heavens and the earth and all the things that God has created, and that it may be that their term has drawn near? In what discourse, after this, shall they believe?(185)
  186. Whomso God sends astray, has no guide; and He leaves them in their insolence, blindly wandering. (186)
  187. They ask thee of the Hour, when it shall arrive? Say, `its knowledge is only with my Lord; none can show it at its time but He; it will be heavy in the heavens and the earth; it shall not come on you but suddenly'. They ask thee as if thou art well-informed of it. Say,`its knowledge is only with God, but most men do not know'.(187)
  188. Say, `I have no power to profit or hurt for myself, but as God will; and had I the knowledge of the unseen, I would have amassed enough good, and harm would have not touched me; I am not but a warner and a bearer of good news for a people who believe'. (188)
  189. It is He who created you out of one soul, and made thereof its mate, that he might have comfort in her. So when he covers her, she bears a light burden and passes by with it; then when it becomes heavy, they pray to God, their Lord, `if Thou givest us a goodly (child), we shall surely be among the thankful'.(189)
  190. But when He gives them a goodly (child), they assign to Him associates in what He gave them; but High is God, above that they associate (with Him).(190)
  191. Do they associate that which creates nothing and themselves are created? (191)
  192. And they have no power to help them, nor do they help themselves.(192)
  193. And if you call them to guidance, they will not follow you; equal it is to you, whether you call them or you remain silent.(193)
  194. Those on whom you call, apart from God, are servants like you; now call them and let them answer you, if you speak truly.(194)
  195. Have they feet with which they walk, or have they hands with which they hold, or have they eyes with which they see, or have they ears with which they hear? Say, `call your associates, then try your guile on me and give me no respite.(195)
  196. My Protector is God who has sent down the Book, and it is He who protects the righteous. (196)
  197. And those on whom you call, apart from God, have no power to help you, nor do they help themselves'.(197)
  198. And if you call them to the guidance, they do not hear; and thou regardest them looking at thee, but they do not see.(198)
  199. Be pardoning, and bid the desirable, and turn away from the ignorant.(199)
  200. And if a provocation from the devil provokes thee, seek refuge in God; He is Hearing, Knowing. (200)
  201. The godfearing, when any thought from the Devil visits them, pay heed and then see clearly.(201)
  202. And their brothers draw them on to perversion, then do not stop short.(202)
  203. And when thou dost not bring them a sign, they say,`why has not thou chosen it?' Say,`I follow only what is revealed to me from my Lord; here are evidences from your Lord and a guidance and a mercy for a people who believe'.(203)
  204. And when the Quran is read, listen to it and keep silent, that you may receive mercy.(204)
  205. And remember thy Lord in thy soul, humbly and fearfully, and without being loud in voice, at the mornings and evenings, and be not among the heedless.(205)
  206. Surely those who are near thy Lord do not show arrogance to serve Him, and they celebrate His Holiness, and unto Him they prostrate themselves.(206)
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