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The Spider

Revealed At Mecca, Verses: 69 In the name of Allah, The Merciful, The All-merciful
  1. Alif Lam Mim (A.L.M.).(1)
  2. Do men reckon that they will be left to say, `we believe', and they will not be tried?(2)
  3. But We have indeed tried those that were before them, so God will surely know those who speak the truth, and He will surely to know the liars.(3)
  4. Or do those who do evil deeds reckon that they will outstrip Us? How evil they judge!(4)
  5. He who looks forward to meet God, God's term is surely coming; and He is the Hearing, the Knowing.(5)
  6. And he who struggles, struggles only for himself; surely God is All-sufficient, in no need of the people.(6)
  7. And those who believe and do righteous deeds, We shall acquit them of their evils, and shall recompense them for the best of what they were doing.(7)
  8. And We have charged man to be good to his parents; but if they strive with thee that thou shouldst assign associates to Me, of which thou hast no knowledge, then do not obey them; to Me shall you return, and I shall tell you what you were doing.(8)
  9. And those who believe and do righteous deeds, We will surely admit them among the righteous.(9)
  10. And some men there are who say, `we believe in God;' but when any is hurt in the cause of God, he takes the persecution of men as God's punishment; and if help comes from thy Lord, he will surely say, `we were with you'. What! Does not God very well know the thoughts in the breasts of the peoples?(10)
  11. And God will surely to know those who believe, and He will surely to know the hypocrites.(11)
  12. And the unbelievers say to the Believers, `follow our way, and let us take your faults.' But they cannot take any of their faults; they are surely liars.(12)
  13. However, they shall take their (own) loads, and other loads along with their loads; and, on the Day of Resurrection, they shall be questioned concerning that they were forging.(13)
  14. And We sent Noah to his people and he stayed among them a thousand years, save fifty; then the Flood seized them for they were wrongdoers.(14)
  15. Then We saved him and those in the ship, and made it a Sign for the world.(15)
  16. And Abraham __ when he said to his people, `serve God and fear Him; that is better for you if you knew.(16)
  17. You only serve idols, apart from God, and create a lie; those you serve, apart from God, have no power to provide for you, so seek the provision with God, and serve Him, and give thanks to Him; unto Him you shall be returned.(17)
  18. But if you cry lies, then the communities before you have also cried lies; and upon the Messenger is only to deliver the clear Message'.(18)
  19. Did they not see how God begins the creation, then repeats it? Surely that is easy for God.(19)
  20. Say, `journey in the land, then see how He began the creation, then it is God who will cause to grow the Last Growth; surely God is powerful over everything.(20)
  21. He punishes whom He will, and has mercy on whom He will, and to Him you shall be turned back.(21)
  22. And you cannot frustrate Him in the earth, nor in the heaven, and you have no protector or helper apart from God.(22)
  23. And those who disbelieve in God's Signs and in the meeting with Him, they despair of My mercy, and for them shall be a painful punishment.'(23)
  24. Yet the only answer of his people was that they said, `kill him or burn him;' but God saved him from the fire; in that are surely Signs for a people who believe.(24)
  25. And he said, `you have taken idols, apart from God, only for mutual love between you in the present life; but, on the Day of Resurrection, you will deny one another, and you will curse one another, and your abode will be the Fire, and you will have no helpers';(25)
  26. then Lot believed him. And he said, `I migrate to my Lord; He is the Mighty, the Wise.'(26)
  27. And We bestowed on him Isaac and Jacob, and We placed the Prophethood and the Book in his progeny, and We gave him his wage in this world; and, in the Hereafter, he will surely be among the righteous.(27)
  28. And Lot, when he said to his people, `you commit such indecency that none in the whole world committed before you.(28)
  29. Do you approach men, and cut the way, and commit repugnant things in your assembly?' Then, the only answer of his people was that they said, `bring us the punishment of God, if thou art of the truthful.'(29)
  30. He said, `my Lord, help me against the people that cause disorder.'(30)
  31. And when Our messengers came to Abraham with the good news, they said, `we will be destroying the people of this city; surely its people are wrong-doers.'(31)
  32. He said, `Lot is in it'. They said, `we very well know who is in it; we will save him and his family, except his wife; she is of those who stay behind.'(32)
  33. And when Our messengers came to Lot, he was saddened on account of them, but felt himself powerless against them; and they said, `do not fear, nor grieve; we will save thee and thy family, except thy wife __ she is of those who stay behind.(33)
  34. We shall be sending down on the people of this city a scourge from the heaven, for that they have been transgressing.'(34)
  35. And We have left thereof a Clear Sign for a people who understand.(35)
  36. And to Midian (We sent) their brother Shuaib, and he said, `O my people, serve God, and look for the Last Day, and do not go about in the land,(36)
  37. causing disorder.' But they gave lies to him, so the earthquake seized them, and they lay prostrate in their habitation.(37)
  38. And Ad and Thamood __ and it is clear to you from their dwelling places; and the Devil adorned their works to them and barred them from the way, though they saw clearly.(38)
  39. And Korah and Pharaoh and Haman; Moses came to them with Clear Signs, but they showed arrogance in the land, but they could not outstrip Us.(39)
  40. Everyone We seized, for his offence; on some We loosed a violent storm of gravel; and some, the Cry seized; and some We made the earth to swallow; and some We drowned; and God was not such as would wrong them, but themselves they wronged.(40)
  41. The likeness of those who take to them any protectors, apart from God, is as the likeness of the spider that takes to itself a house; and the frailest of houses is the house of the spider, if they but knew.(41)
  42. God knows whatever thing they call upon, apart from Him; and He is the Mighty, the Wise.(42)
  43. And these likenesses We describe for mankind, and none understands them except the men of knowledge.(43)
  44. God created the heavens and the earth with the truth; in that is surely a Sign for the Believers. (44)
  45. PART 1

  46. Recite what has been revealed to thee of the Book, and establish the Prayer; surely the Prayer forbids indecency and repugnant things; and God's remembrance is yet greater; and God knows the things you work.(45)
  47. And dispute not with the People of the Book, but in a manner that is the fairest, except for those of them that do wrong; and say, `we believe in what has been sent down to us, and what has been sent down to you, and our God and your God is One, and to Him we have surrendered.'(46)
  48. And like that We have sent down the Book to thee; now those to whom We had given the Book believe in it, and of these some believe in it; and none denies Our signs except the unbelievers.(47)
  49. And, before it, thou didst not recite any Book, nor didst thou write any with thy right hand; in that case, the followers of falsehood could have doubted.(48)
  50. No, it is Clear Signs in the breasts of those who have been given knowledge; and none denies Our Signs except the wrong-doers.(49)
  51. And they say, `why have the Signs not been sent down upon him from his Lord?' Say, `the Signs are only with God, and I am only a plain warner.'(50)
  52. But does it not suffice them that We have sent down on thee the Book that is recited to them? Surely in that is a mercy and a reminder for a people who believe.(51)
  53. Say, `God suffices as a witness between me and you; He knows what is in the heavens and the earth; and those who believe in falsehood and disbelieve in God, those are the losers.'(52)
  54. And they ask thee to hasten the punishment; but had it not been a stated term, the punishment would have come upon them; and surely it shall come upon them suddenly, when they do not perceive.(53)
  55. They ask thee to hasten the punishment, but surely Hell encompasses the unbelievers.(54)
  56. On the day the punishment shall cover them from above them and from under their feet, and He shall say, `taste now what you have been doing.'(55)
  57. O My servants who have believed, My earth is vast, so Me only you serve!(56)
  58. Every soul shall taste of death; then to Us you shall be returned.(57)
  59. And those who believe and do righteous deeds, We shall lodge them in lofty chambers of Paradise, underneath which rivers flow, to dwell therein forever; how excellent is the wage of the workers __(58)
  60. those who show patience and put their trust in their Lord.(59)
  61. And how many a creature there is that does not carry its provision; God provides for it and for you; and He is the Hearing, the Knowing.(60)
  62. And if thou askest them, `who created the heavens and the earth, and subjected the sun and the moon, they will surely say, `God'; how then are they perverted!(61)
  63. God outspreads the provision and straitens it to whomsoever of His servants He will; God has the knowledge of everything.(62)
  64. And if thou askest them, `who sends down water from the heaven, and revives therewith the earth after it is dead, they will surely say, `God'. Say, `praise be to God'; but most of them understand not.(63)
  65. And this present life is not but a diversion and a play; and surely the Final House is the Life; if they but knew.(64)
  66. Now when they embark in the ship, they call on God, making obedience purely His; then when He delivers them to the land, they assign associates to Him,(65)
  67. that they may show ingratitude for what We have given them, and that they may enjoy life; but they will soon know.(66)
  68. And have they not seen that We have appointed a sanctuary secure, while, all about them, men are snatched away? Will they then believe in falsehood and disbelieve in the blessing of God?(67)
  69. And who does greater wrong than he who forges a lie against God, or gives lies to the truth when it has come to him? Is there not in Hell a resort for the unbelievers.(68)
  70. And those who struggle for Our sake, We will surely guide them to Our ways; and God is surely with the good-doers.(69)
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