In the Name of Allâh, the Most
Beneficent, the Most Merciful.
1. All praises and thanks be to Allâh, Who (Alone)
created the heavens and the earth, and originated the darkness
and the light, yet those who disbelieve hold others as equal with
2. He it is Who has created you from clay, and then
has decreed a stated term (for you to die). And there is
with Him another determined term (for you to be resurrected),
yet you doubt (in the Resurrection).
3. And He is Allâh (to be worshipped Alone)
in the heavens and on the earth, He knows what you conceal and
what you reveal, and He knows what you earn (good or bad).
4. And never an Ayah (sign) comes to them from
the Ayât (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs,
revelations, etc.) of their Lord, but that they have been turning
away from it.
5. Indeed, they rejected the truth (the Qur'ân
and Muhammad SAW)
when it came to them, but there will come to them the news of
that (the torment) which they used to mock at.
6. Have they not seen how many a generation before
them We have destroyed whom We had established on the earth such
as We have not established you? And We poured out on them rain
from the sky in abundance, and made the rivers flow under them. Yet
We destroyed them for their sins, and created after them other
7. And even if We had sent down unto you (O Muhammad
SAW) a Message written on paper so
that they could touch it with their hands, the disbelievers would
have said: "This is nothing but obvious magic!"
8. And they say: "Why has not an angel been sent
down to him?" Had We sent down an angel, the matter would
have been judged at once, and no respite would be granted to them.
9. And had We appointed him an angel, We indeed would
have made him a man, and We would have certainly caused them confusion
in a matter which they have already covered with confusion (i.e. the
Message of Prophet Muhammad SAW).
10. And indeed (many) Messengers were mocked before
you, but their scoffers were surrounded by the very thing that
they used to mock at.
11. Say (O Muhammad SAW):
"Travel in the land and see what was the end of those who
12. Say (O Muhammad SAW):
"To whom belongs all that is in the heavens and the earth?"
Say: "To Allâh. He has prescribed Mercy for Himself. Indeed
He will gather you together on the Day of Resurrection, about
which there is no doubt. Those who destroy themselves will
not believe [in Allâh as being the only Ilâh (God),
and Muhammad SAW
as being one of His Messengers, and in Resurrection, etc.].
13. And to Him belongs whatsoever exists in the night
and the day, and He is the AllHearing, the AllKnowing."
14. Say (O Muhammad SAW):
"Shall I take as a Walî (helper, protector,
etc.) any other than Allâh, the Creator of the heavens and
the earth? And it is He Who feeds but is not fed." Say: "Verily,
I am commanded to be the first of those who submit themselves
to Allâh (as Muslims)." And be not you (O Muhammad
SAW) of the Mushrikûn [polytheists,
pagans, idolaters and disbelievers in the Oneness of Allâh].
15. Say: "I fear, if I disobey my Lord, the torment
of a Mighty Day."
16. Who is averted from (such a torment) on that Day,
(Allâh) has surely been Merciful to him. And that would
be the obvious success.
17. And if Allâh touches you with harm, none
can remove it but He, and if He touches you with good, then He
is Able to do all things.
18. And He is the Irresistible, above His slaves,
and He is the All-Wise, WellAcquainted with all things.
19. Say (O Muhammad SAW):
"What thing is the most great in witness?" Say: "Allâh
(the Most Great!) is Witness between me and you; this Qur'ân
has been revealed to me that I may therewith warn you and whomsoever
it may reach. Can you verily bear witness that besides Allâh
there are other alihâ (gods)?" Say "I bear
no (such) witness!" Say: "But in truth He (Allâh)
is the only one Ilâh (God). And truly I am innocent
of what you join in worship with Him."
20. Those to whom We have given the Scripture (Jews
and Christians) recognize him (i.e. Muhammad SAW as a Messenger of Allâh,
and they also know that there is no Ilah (God) but Allâh
and Islâm is Allâh's Religion), as they recognize
their own sons. Those who destroy themselves will not believe. (Tafsir
21. And who does more wrong than he who invents a
lie against Allâh or rejects His Ayât (proofs,
evidences, verses, lessons, revelations, etc.)? Verily, the Zâlimûn
(polytheists and wrongdoers, etc.) shall never be successful.
22. And on the Day when We shall gather them all together,
We shall say to those who joined partners in worship (with Us):
"Where are your partners (false deities) whom you used to
assert (as partners in worship with Allâh)?"
23. There will then be (left) no Fitnah (excuses
or statements or arguments) for them but to say: "By Allâh,
our Lord, we were not those who joined others in worship with
24. Look! How they lie against themselves! But the
(lie) which they invented will disappear from them.
25. And of them there are some who listen to you;
but We have set veils on their hearts, so they understand it not,
and deafness in their ears; if they see every one of the Ayât
(proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.)
they will not believe therein; to the point that when they come
to you to argue with you, the disbelievers say: "These are
nothing but tales of the men of old."
26. And they prevent others from him (from following
Prophet Muhammad SAW)
and they themselves keep away from him, and (by doing so) they
destroy not but their ownselves, yet they perceive (it) not.
27. If you could but see when they will be held over
the (Hell) Fire! They will say: "Would that we were but sent
back (to the world)! Then we would not deny the Ayât
(proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, revelations, etc.) of
our Lord, and we would be of the believers!"
28. Nay, it has become manifest to them what they
had been concealing before. But if they were returned (to
the world), they would certainly revert to that which they were
forbidden. And indeed they are liars.
29. And they said: "There is no (other life)
but our (present) life of this world, and never shall we be resurrected
(on the Day of Resurrection)."
30. If you could but see when they will be held (brought
and made to stand) in front of their Lord! He will say: "Is
not this (Resurrection and the taking of the accounts) the truth?"
They will say: "Yes, by our Lord!" He will then say:
"So taste you the torment because you used not to believe."
31. They indeed are losers who denied their Meeting
with Allâh, until all of a sudden, the
Hour (signs of death) is on them, and they say: "Alas for
us that we gave no thought to it," while they will bear their
burdens on their backs; and evil indeed are the burdens that they
32. And the life of this world is nothing but play
and amusement. But far better is the house in the Hereafter
for those who are AlMuttaqûn (the pious - see
V.2:2). Will you not then understand?
33. We know indeed the grief which their words cause
you (O Muhammad SAW):
it is not you that they deny, but it is the Verses (the Qur'ân)
of Allâh that the Zâlimûn (polytheists
and wrongdoers) deny.
34. Verily, (many) Messengers were denied before you
(O Muhammad SAW),
but with patience they bore the denial, and they were hurt, till
Our Help reached them, and none can alter the Words (Decisions)
of Allâh. Surely there has reached you the information
(news) about the Messengers (before you).
35. If their aversion (from you, O Muhammad SAW and from that with which you have
been sent) is hard on you, (and you cannot be patient from their
harm to you), then if you were able to seek a tunnel in the ground
or a ladder to the sky, so that you may bring them a sign (and
you cannot do it, so be patient). And had Allâh willed,
He could have gathered them together (all) unto true guidance,
so be not you one of those who are Al-Jâhilûn (the
36. It is only those who listen (to the Message of
Prophet Muhammad SAW),
will respond (benefit from it), but as for the dead (disbelievers),
Allâh will raise them up, then to Him they will be returned
(for their recompense).
37. And they said: "Why is not a sign sent down
to him from his Lord?" Say: "Allâh is certainly
Able to send down a sign, but most of them know not."
38. There is not a moving (living) creature on earth,
nor a bird that flies with its two wings, but are communities
like you. We have neglected nothing in the Book, then unto
their Lord they (all) shall be gathered.
39. Those who reject Our Ayât (proofs,
evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) are deaf
and dumb in darkness. Allâh sends astray whom He wills
and He guides on the Straight Path whom He wills.
40. Say (O Muhammad SAW):
"Tell me if Allâh's Torment comes upon you, or the
Hour comes upon you, would you then call upon any one other than
Allâh? (Reply) if you are truthful!"
41. Nay! To Him Alone you call, and, if He will, He
would remove that (distress) for which you call upon Him, and
you forget at that time whatever partners you joined with Him
42. Verily, We sent (Messengers) to many nations before
you (O Muhammad SAW). And
We seized them with extreme poverty (or loss in wealth) and loss
in health with calamities so that they might believe with humility.
43. When Our Torment reached them, why then did they
not believe with humility? But their hearts became hardened, and
Shaitân (Satan) made fairseeming to them that
which they used to do.
44. So, when they forgot (the warning) with which
they had been reminded, We opened to them the gates of every (pleasant)
thing, until in the midst of their enjoyment in that which they
were given, all of a sudden, We took them to punishment, and lo!
They were plunged into destruction with deep regrets and sorrows.
45. So the roots of the people who did wrong were
cut off. And all the praises and thanks be to Allâh,
the Lord of the 'Alamîn (mankind, jinns, and all
46. Say (to the disbelievers): "Tell me, if Allâh
took away your hearing and your sight, and sealed up your hearts,
who is there - an ilâh (a god) other than Allâh
who could restore them to you?" See how variously We explain
the Ayât (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs,
revelations, etc.), yet they turn aside.
47. Say: "Tell me, if the punishment of Allâh
comes to you suddenly (during the night), or openly (during the
day), will any be destroyed except the Zâlimûn
(polytheists and wrong-doing people)?"
48. And We send not the Messengers but as givers of
glad tidings and as warners. So whosoever believes and does
righteous good deeds, upon such shall come no fear, nor shall
49. But those who reject Our Ayât (proofs,
evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.), the torment
will touch them for their disbelief (and for
their belying the Message of Muhammad SAW). [Tafsir Al-Qurtubî].
50. Say (O Muhammad SAW):
"I don't tell you that with me are the treasures of Allâh,
nor (that) I know the unseen; nor I tell you that I am an angel. I
but follow what is revealed to me by inspiration." Say: "Are
the blind and the one who sees equal? will you not then take thought?"
51. And warn therewith (the Qur'ân) those who
fear that they will be gathered before their Lord, when there
will be neither a protector nor an intercessor for them besides
Him, so that they may fear Allâh and keep their duty to
Him (by abstaining from committing sins and by doing all kinds
of good deeds which He has ordained).
52. And turn not away those who invoke their Lord,
morning and afternoon seeking His Face. You are accountable
for them in nothing, and they are accountable for you in nothing,
that you may turn them away, and thus become of the Zâlimûn
53. Thus We have tried some of them with others, that
they might say: "Is it these (poor believers) that Allâh
has favoured from amongst us?" Does not Allâh know
best those who are grateful?
54. When those who believe in Our Ayât (proofs,
evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) come to
you, say: "Salâmun 'Alaikum" (peace be
on you); your Lord has written Mercy for Himself, so that, if
any of you does evil in ignorance, and thereafter repents and
does righteous good deeds (by obeying Allâh), then surely,
He is OftForgiving, Most Merciful.
55. And thus do We explain the Ayât (proofs,
evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) in detail,
that the way of the Mujrimûn (criminals, polytheists,
sinners), may become manifest.
56. Say (O Muhammad SAW):
"I have been forbidden to worship those whom you invoke (worship)
besides Allâh." Say: "I will not follow your vain
desires. If I did, I would go astray, and I would not be
one of the rightly guided."
57. Say (O Muhammad SAW):
"I am on clear proof from my Lord (Islâmic Monotheism),
but you deny (the truth that has come to me from Allâh). I
have not gotten what you are asking for impatiently (the torment). The
decision is only for Allâh, He declares the truth, and He
is the Best of judges."
58. Say: "If I had that which you are asking
for impatiently (the torment), the matter would have been settled
at once between me and you, but Allâh knows best the Zâlimûn
(polytheists and wrongdoers, etc.)."
59. And with Him are the keys of the Ghaib (all
that is hidden), none knows them but He. And He knows whatever
there is in (or on) the earth and in the sea; not a leaf falls,
but he knows it. There is not a grain in the darkness of
the earth nor anything fresh or dry, but is written in a Clear
60. It is He, Who takes your souls by night (when
you are asleep), and has knowledge of all that you have done by
day, then he raises (wakes) you up again that a term appointed
(your life period) be fulfilled, then in the end unto Him will
be your return. Then He will inform you what you used to
61. He is the Irresistible, Supreme over His slaves,
and He sends guardians (angels guarding and writing all of one's
good and bad deeds) over you, until when death
approaches one of you, Our Messengers (angel of death and his
assistants) take his soul, and they never neglect their duty.
62. Then they are returned to Allâh, their Maulâ
[True Master (God), the Just Lord (to reward them)]. Surely,
His is the judgement and He is the Swiftest in taking account.
63. Say (O Muhammad SAW):
"Who rescues you from the darkness of the land and the sea
(dangers like storms), when you call upon Him in humility and
in secret (saying): If He (Allâh) only saves us from this
(danger), we shall truly be grateful."
64. Say (O Muhammad SAW):
"Allâh rescues you from it and from all (other) distresses,
and yet you worship others besides Allâh."
65. Say: "He has power to send torment on you
from above or from under your feet, or to cover you with confusion
in party strife, and make you to taste the violence of one another."
See how variously We explain the Ayât (proofs, evidences,
lessons, signs, revelations, etc.), so that they may understand.
66. But your people (O Muhammad SAW) have denied it (the Qur'ân)
though it is the truth. Say: "I am not responsible for
67. For every news there is a fact, i.e. for
everything there is an appointed term (and it is also said that
for every deed there is a recompense) and you will come to know.
68. And when you (Muhammad SAW) see those who engage in a false
conversation about Our Verses (of the Qur'ân) by mocking
at them, stay away from them till they turn to another topic. And
if Shaitân (Satan) causes you to forget, then after
the remembrance sit not you in the company of those people who
are the Zâlimûn (polytheists and wrongdoers,
69. Those who fear Allâh, keep their duty to
Him and avoid evil are not responsible for them (the disbelievers)
in any case, but (their duty) is to remind them, that they may
avoid that (mockery at the Qur'ân). [The order of this
Verse was cancelled (abrogated) by the Verse 4:140].
70. And leave alone those who take their religion
as play and amusement, and are deceived by the life of this world. But
remind (them) with it (the Qur'ân) lest a person be given
up to destruction for that which he has earned, when he will find
for himself no protector or intercessor besides Allâh, and
even if he offers every ransom, it will not be accepted from him. Such
are they who are given up to destruction because of that which
they have earned. For them will be a drink of boiling water
and a painful torment because they used to disbelieve.
71. Say (O Muhammad SAW):
"Shall we invoke others besides Allâh (false deities),
that can do us neither good nor harm, and shall we turn on our
heels after Allâh has guided us (to true Monotheism)? -
like one whom the Shayâtin (devils) have made to
go astray, confused (wandering) through the earth, his companions
calling him to guidance (saying): 'Come to us.' " Say: "Verily,
Allâh's Guidance is the only guidance, and we have been
commanded to submit (ourselves) to the Lord of the 'Alamîn
(mankind, jinns and all that exists);
72. And to perform As-Salât (Iqâmat-as-Salât)",
and to be obedient to Allâh and fear Him, and it is He to
Whom you shall be gathered.
73. It is He Who has created the heavens and the earth
in truth, and on the Day (i.e. the Day of Resurrection) He
will say: "Be!", - and it shall become. His Word
is the truth. His will be the dominion on the Day when the
trumpet will be blown. AllKnower of the unseen and
the seen. He is the AllWise, Well-Aware (of all things).
74. And (remember) when Ibrâhim (Abraham) said
to his father Azar: "Do you take idols as âlihâ
(gods)? Verily, I see you and your people in manifest error."
75. Thus did we show Ibrâhim (Abraham) the kingdom
of the heavens and the earth that he be one of those who have
Faith with certainty.
76. When the night covered him over with darkness
he saw a star. He said: "This is my lord." But
when it set, he said: "I like not those that set."
77. When he saw the moon rising up, he said: "This
is my lord." But when it set, he said: "Unless my Lord
guides me, I shall surely be among the erring people."
78. When he saw the sun rising up, he said: "This
is my lord. This is greater." But when it set, he said:
"O my people! I am indeed free from all that you join as
partners in worship with Allâh.
79. Verily, I have turned my face towards Him Who
has created the heavens and the earth Hanifa (Islâmic
Monotheism, i.e. worshipping none but Allâh Alone) and I
am not of Al-Mushrikûn (see V.2:105)".
80. His people disputed with him. He said: "Do
you dispute with me concerning Allâh while He has guided
me, and I fear not those whom you associate with Allâh in
worship. (Nothing can happen to me) except when my Lord (Allâh)
wills something. My Lord comprehends in His Knowledge all things. Will
you not then remember?
81. And how should I fear those whom you associate
in worship with Allâh (though they can neither benefit nor
harm), while you fear not that you have joined in worship with
Allâh things for which He has not sent down to you any authority. (So)
which of the two parties has more right to be in security? If
you but know."
82. It is those who believe (in the Oneness of Allâh
and worship none but Him Alone) and confuse not their belief with
Zulm (wrong i.e. by worshipping others besides Allâh),
for them (only) there is security and they are the guided.
83. And that was Our Proof which We gave Ibrâhim
(Abraham) against his people. We raise whom We will in degrees. Certainly
your Lord is AllWise, AllKnowing.
84. And We bestowed upon him Ishâque (Isaac)
and Ya'qûb (Jacob), each of them We guided, and before him,
We guided Nûh (Noah), and among his progeny Dawûd
(David), Sulaimân (Solomon), Ayub (Job), Yûsuf (Joseph),
Mûsa (Moses), and Hârûn (Aaron). Thus do
We reward the gooddoers.
85. And Zakariyâ (Zachariya), and Yahya (John)
and 'Iesa (Jesus) and Iliyâs (Elias), each one of them was
of the righteous.
86. And Ismâ'il (Ishmael) and Al-Yas'â
(Elisha), and Yûnus (Jonah) and Lout (Lot), and each one
of them We preferred above the 'Alamîn (mankind and
jinns) (of their times).
87. And also some of their fathers and their progeny
and their brethren, We chose them, and We guided them to a Straight
88. This is the Guidance of Allâh with which
He guides whomsoever He will of His slaves. But if they had
joined in worship others with Allâh, all that they used
to do would have been of no benefit to them.
89. They are those whom We gave the Book, AlHukm
(understanding of the religious laws), and Prophethood. But
if these disbelieve therein (the Book, AlHukm and
Prophethood), then, indeed We have entrusted it to a people (such
as the Companions of Prophet Muhammad SAW) who are not disbelievers therein.
90. They are those whom Allâh had guided. So
follow their guidance. Say: "No reward I ask of you
for this (the Qur'ân). It is only a reminder for the
'Alamîn (mankind and jinns)."
91. They (the Jews, Quraish pagans, idolaters, etc.)
did not estimate Allâh with an estimation due to Him when
they said: "Nothing did Allâh send down to any human
being (by inspiration)." Say (O Muhammad SAW): "Who then sent down the
Book which Mûsa (Moses) brought, a light and a guidance
to mankind which you (the Jews) have made into (separate) papersheets,
disclosing (some of it) and concealing (much). And you (believers
in Allâh and His Messenger Muhammad SAW), were taught (through the Qur'ân)
that which neither you nor your fathers knew." Say: "Allâh
(sent it down)." Then leave them to play in their vain discussions. (Tafsir
Al-Qurtubî, Vol.7, Page 37).
92. And this (the Qur'ân) is a blessed Book
which We have sent down, confirming (the revelations) which came
before it, so that you may warn the Mother of Towns (i.e. Makkah)
and all those around it. Those who believe in the Hereafter
believe in (the Qur'ân), and they are constant in guarding
their Salât (prayers).
93. And who can be more unjust than he who invents
a lie against Allâh, or says: "I have received inspiration,"
whereas he is not inspired in anything; and who says, "I
will reveal the like of what Allâh has revealed." And
if you could but see when the Zâlimûn (polytheists
and wrongdoers, etc.) are in the agonies of death, while
the angels are stretching forth their hands (saying): "Deliver
your souls! This day you shall be recompensed with the torment
of degradation because of what you used to utter against Allâh
other than the truth. And you used to reject His Ayât
(proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.)
94. And truly you have come unto Us alone (without
wealth, companions or anything else) as We created you the first
time. You have left behind you all that which We had bestowed
on you. We see not with you your intercessors whom you claimed
to be partners with Allâh. Now all relations between
you and them have been cut off, and all that you used to claim
has vanished from you.
95. Verily! It is Allâh Who causes the seedgrain
and the fruitstone (like datestone, etc.) to split
and sprout. He brings forth the living from the dead, and
it is He Who brings forth the dead from the living. Such
is Allâh, then how are you deluded away from the truth?
96. (He is the) Cleaver of the daybreak. He has
appointed the night for resting, and the sun and the moon for
reckoning. Such is the measuring of the AllMighty,
97. It is He Who has set the stars
for you, so that you may guide your course with their help through
the darkness of the land and the sea. We have (indeed) explained
in detail Our Ayât (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons,
signs, Revelations, etc.) for people who know.
98. It is He Who has created you from a single person
(Adam), and has given you a place of residing (on the earth or
in your mother's wombs) and a place of storage [in the earth (in
your graves) or in your father's loins]. Indeed, We have
explained in detail Our revelations (this Qur'ân) for people
99. It is He Who sends down water (rain) from the
sky, and with it We bring forth vegetation of all kinds, and out
of it We bring forth green stalks, from which We bring forth thick
clustered grain. And out of the datepalm and its spathe
come forth clusters of dates hanging low and near, and gardens
of grapes, olives and pomegranates, each similar (in kind) yet
different (in variety and taste). Look at their fruits when
they begin to bear, and the ripeness thereof. Verily! In
these things there are signs for people who believe.
100. Yet, they join the jinns as partners in worship
with Allâh, though He has created them (the jinns), and
they attribute falsely without knowledge sons and daughters to
Him. Be He Glorified and Exalted above (all) that they attribute
101. He is the Originator of the heavens and the earth. How
can He have children when He has no wife? He created all things
and He is the All-Knower of everything.
102. Such is Allâh, your Lord! Lâ ilâha
illa Huwa (none has the right to be worshipped but He), the
Creator of all things. So worship Him (Alone), and He is
the Wakîl (Trustee, Disposer of affairs, Guardian,
etc.) over all things.
103. No vision can grasp Him, but His Grasp is over
all vision. He is the Most Subtle and Courteous, WellAcquainted
with all things.
104. Verily, proofs have come to you from your Lord,
so whosoever sees, will do so for (the good of) his ownself, and
whosoever blinds himself, will do so to his own harm, and I (Muhammad
SAW) am not a watcher over you.
105. Thus We explain variously the Verses so that
they (the disbelievers) may say: "You have studied (the Books
of the people of the Scripture and brought this Qur'ân from
that)" and that We may make the matter clear for the people
who have knowledge.
106. Follow what has been inspired to you (O Muhammad
SAW) from your Lord, Lâ ilâha
illa Huwa (none has the right to be worshipped but He) and
turn aside from Al-Mushrikûn.
107. Had Allâh willed, they would not have taken
others besides Him in worship. And We have not made you a
watcher over them nor are you set over them to dispose of their
108. And insult not those whom they (disbelievers)
worship besides Allâh, lest they insult Allâh wrongfully
without knowledge. Thus We have made fairseeming to each
people its own doings; then to their Lord is their return and
He shall then inform them of all that they used to do.
109. And they swear their strongest oaths by Allâh,
that if there came to them a sign, they would surely believe therein. Say:
"Signs are but with Allâh and what will make you (Muslims)
perceive that (even) if it (the sign) came, they will not believe?"
110. And We shall turn their hearts and their eyes
away (from guidance), as they refused to believe therein for the
first time, and We shall leave them in their trespass to wander
111. And even if
We had sent down unto them angels, and the dead had spoken unto
them, and We had gathered together all things before their very
eyes, they would not have believed, unless Allâh willed,
but most of them behave ignorantly.
112. And so We have
appointed for every Prophet enemies - Shayâtin (devils)
among mankind and jinns, inspiring one another with adorned speech
as a delusion (or by way of deception). If your Lord had
so willed, they would not have done it, so leave them alone with
their fabrications. (Tafseer Qurtubi, Vol.7, Page 67)
113. (And this is
in order) that the hearts of those who disbelieve in the Hereafter
may incline to such (deceit), and that they may remain pleased
with it, and that they may commit what they are committing (all
kinds of sins and evil deeds, etc.).
114. [Say (O Muhammad
SAW)] "Shall I seek a judge other
than Allâh while it is He Who has sent down unto you the
Book (The Qur'ân), explained in detail." Those unto
whom We gave the Scripture [the Taurât (Torah) and the Injeel
(Gospel)] know that it is revealed from your Lord in truth. So
be not you of those who doubt.
115. And the Word
of your Lord has been fulfilled in truth and in justice. None
can change His Words. And He is the AllHearer, the
116. And if you obey
most of those on earth, they will mislead you far away from Allâh's
Path. They follow nothing but conjectures, and they do nothing
117. Verily, your
Lord! It is He Who knows best who strays from His Way, and He
knows best the rightly guided ones.
118. So eat of that
(meat) on which Allâh's Name has been pronounced (while
slaughtering the animal), if you are believers in His Ayât
(proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.).
119. And why should
you not eat of that (meat) on which Allâh's Name has been
pronounced (at the time of slaughtering the animal), while He
has explained to you in detail what is forbidden to you, except
under compulsion of necessity? And surely many do lead (mankind)
astray by their own desires through lack of knowledge. Certainly
your Lord knows best the transgressors.
120. Leave (O mankind,
all kinds of) sin, open and secret. Verily, those who commit
sin will get due recompense for that which they used to commit.
121. Eat not (O believers)
of that (meat) on which Allâh's Name has not been pronounced
(at the time of the slaughtering of the animal), for sure it is
Fisq (a sin and disobedience of Allâh). And
certainly, the Shayâtin (devils) do inspire their
friends (from mankind) to dispute with you, and if you obey them
[by making AlMaytatah (a dead animal) legal by eating
it], then you would indeed be Mushrikûn (polytheists)
[because they (devils and their friends) made lawful to you to
eat that which Allâh has made unlawful to eat and you obeyed
them by considering it lawful to eat, and by doing so you worshipped
them, and to worship others besides Allâh is polytheism].
122. Is he who was
dead (without Faith by ignorance and disbelief) and We gave him
life (by knowledge and Faith) and set for him a light (of Belief)
whereby he can walk amongst men, like him who is in the darkness
(of disbelief, polytheism and hypocrisy) from which he can never
come out? Thus it is made fairseeming to the disbelievers
that which they used to do.
123. And thus We
have set up in every town great ones of its wicked people to plot
therein. But they plot not except against their ownselves,
and they perceive (it) not.
124. And when there
comes to them a sign (from Allâh) they say: "We shall
not believe until we receive the like of that which the Messengers
of Allâh had received." Allâh knows best with
whom to place His Message. Humiliation and disgrace from
Allâh and a severe torment will overtake the criminals (polytheists,
sinners, etc.) for that which they used to plot.
125. And whomsoever
Allâh wills to guide, He opens his breast to Islâm,
and whomsoever He wills to send astray, He makes his breast closed
and constricted, as if he is climbing up to the sky. Thus
Allâh puts the wrath on those who believe not.