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Whatever is in the heavens and on earth,- let it declare the
Praises and Glory of Allah: for He is the Exalted in Might, the Wise.
To Him belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth: It
is He Who gives Life and Death; and He has Power over all things.
He is the First and the Last, the Evident and the Immanent:
and He has full knowledge of all things.
He it is Who created the heavens and the earth in Six Days,
and is moreover firmly established on the Throne (of Authority). He knows
what enters within the earth and what comes forth out of it, what comes
down from heaven and what mounts up to it. And He is with you wheresoever
ye may be. And Allah sees well all that ye do.
To Him belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth: and
all affairs are referred back to Allah.
He merges Night into Day, and He merges Day into Night; and He
has full knowledge of the secrets of (all) hearts.
Believe in Allah and His messenger, and spend (in charity) out of
the (substance) whereof He has made you heirs. For, those of you who
believe and spend (in charity),- for them is a great Reward.
What cause have ye why ye should not believe in Allah?- and the
Messenger invites you to believe in your Lord, and has indeed taken your
Covenant, if ye are men of Faith.
He is the One Who sends to His Servant Manifest Signs, that He
may lead you from the depths of Darkness into the Light and verily Allah is
to you most kind and Merciful.
And what cause have ye why ye should not spend in the cause of
Allah?- For to Allah belongs the heritage of the heavens and the earth. Not
equal among you are those who spent (freely) and fought, before the
Victory, (with those who did so later). Those are higher in rank than those
who spent (freely) and fought afterwards. But to all has Allah promised a
goodly (reward). And Allah is well acquainted with all that ye do.
Who is he that will Loan to Allah a beautiful loan? for (Allah)
will increase it manifold to his credit, and he will have (besides) a
One Day shalt thou see the believing men and the believing
women- how their Light runs forward before them and by their right hands:
(their greeting will be): "Good News for you this Day! Gardens beneath
which flow rivers! to dwell therein for aye! This is indeed the highest
One Day will the Hypocrites- men and women - say to the
Believers: "Wait for us! Let us borrow (a Light) from your Light!" It
will be said: "Turn ye back to your rear! then seek a Light (where ye
can)!" So a wall will be put up betwixt them, with a gate therein. Within
it will be Mercy throughout, and without it, all alongside, will be (Wrath
(Those without) will call out, "Were we not with you?" (The
others) will reply, "True! but ye led yourselves into temptation; ye looked
forward (to our ruin); ye doubted (Allah's Promise); and (your false) desires
deceived you; until there issued the Command of Allah. And the Deceiver
deceived you in respect of Allah.
"This Day shall no ransom be accepted of you, nor of those who
rejected Allah." Your abode is the Fire: that is the proper place to claim
you: and an evil refuge it is!"
Has not the Time arrived for the Believers that their hearts
in all humility should engage in the remembrance of Allah and of the Truth
which has been revealed (to them), and that they should not become like
those to whom was given Revelation aforetime, but long ages passed over
them and their hearts grew hard? For many among them are rebellious
Know ye (all) that Allah giveth life to the earth after its
death! already have We shown the Signs plainly to you, that ye may learn
For those who give in Charity, men and women, and loan to Allah
a Beautiful Loan, it shall be increased manifold (to their credit), and
they shall have (besides) a liberal reward.
And those who believe in Allah and His messengers- they are the
Sincere (lovers of Truth), and the witnesses (who testify), in the eyes of
their Lord: They shall have their Reward and their Light. But those who
reject Allah and deny Our Signs,- they are the Companions of Hell-Fire.
Know ye (all), that the life of this world is but play and
amusement, pomp and mutual boasting and multiplying, (in rivalry) among
yourselves, riches and children. Here is a similitude: How rain and the
growth which it brings forth, delight (the hearts of) the tillers; soon it
withers; thou wilt see it grow yellow; then it becomes dry and crumbles
away. But in the Hereafter is a Penalty severe (for the devotees of wrong).
And Forgiveness from Allah and (His) Good Pleasure (for the devotees of Allah).
And what is the life of this world, but goods and chattels of deception?
Be ye foremost (in seeking) Forgiveness from your Lord, and a
Garden (of Bliss), the width whereof is as the width of heaven and earth,
prepared for those who believe in Allah and His messengers: that is the Grace
of Allah, which He bestows on whom he pleases: and Allah is the Lord of Grace
No misfortune can happen on earth or in your souls but is
recorded in a decree before We bring it into existence: That is truly easy
In order that ye may not despair over matters that pass you
by, nor exult over favours bestowed upon you. For Allah loveth not any
Such persons as are covetous and commend covetousness to men.
And if any turn back (from Allah's Way), verily Allah is Free of all Needs,
Worthy of all Praise.
We sent aforetime our messengers with Clear Signs and sent down
with them the Book and the Balance (of Right and Wrong), that men may stand
forth in justice; and We sent down Iron, in which is (material for) mighty
war, as well as many benefits for mankind, that Allah may test who it is that
will help, Unseen, Him and His messengers: For Allah is Full of Strength,
Exalted in Might (and able to enforce His Will).
And We sent Noah and Abraham, and established in their line
Prophethood and Revelation: and some of them were on right guidance. But
many of them became rebellious transgressors.
Then, in their wake, We followed them up with (others of) Our
messengers: We sent after them Jesus the son of Mary, and bestowed on him the
Gospel; and We ordained in the hearts of those who followed him Compassion
and Mercy. But the Monasticism which they invented for themselves, We did
not prescribe for them: (We commanded) only the seeking for the Good
Pleasure of Allah; but that they did not foster as they should have done. Yet
We bestowed, on those among them who believed, their (due) reward, but many
of them are rebellious transgressors.
O ye that believe! Fear Allah, and believe in His Messenger, and
He will bestow on you a double portion of His Mercy: He will provide for
you a Light by which ye shall walk (straight in your path), and He will
forgive you (your past): for Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.
That the People of the Book may know that they have no power
whatever over the Grace of Allah, that (His) Grace is (entirely) in His Hand,
to bestow it on whomsoever He wills. For Allah is the Lord of Grace
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