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#5. Maida

In the name of Allah Most Gracious Most Merciful


1. O ye who believe! fulfil (all) obligations. Lawful unto you
(for food) are all four-footed animals with the exceptions named:
but animals of the chase are forbidden while ye are in the Sacred
Precincts or in pilgrim garb: for Allah doth command according to
His Will and Plan

2. O ye who believe! violate not the sanctity of the Symbols of
Allah nor of the Sacred Month nor of the animals brought for
sacrifice nor the garlands that mark out such animals nor the
people resorting to the Sacred House seeking of the bounty and
good pleasure of their Lord. But when ye are clear of the Sacred
Precincts and of pilgrim garb ye may hunt and let not the hatred
of some people in (once) shutting you out of the Sacred Mosque
lead you to transgression (and hostility on your part). Help ye
one another in righteousness and piety but help ye not one
another in sin and rancor: fear Allah: for Allah is strict in
punishment

3. Forbidden to you (for food) are: dead meat blood the flesh of
swine and that on which hath been invoked the name of other than
Allah that which hath been killed by strangling or by a violent
blow or by a headlong fall or by being gored to death; that which
hath been (partly) eaten by a wild animal; unless ye are able to
slaughter it (in due form); that which is sacrificed on stone
(altars); (forbidden) also is the division (of meat) by raffling
with arrows: that is impiety. This day have those who reject
faith given up all hope of your religion: yet fear them not but
fear Me. This day have I perfected your religion for you
completed my favor upon you and have chosen for you Islam as your
religion. But if any forced by hunger with no inclination to
transgression Allah is indeed Oft-Forgiving Most Merciful

4. They ask thee what is lawful to them (as food): say: Lawful
unto you are (all) things good and pure: and what ye have taught
your trained hunting animals (to catch) in the manner directed to
you by Allah; eat what they catch for you but pronounce the name
of Allah over it: and fear Allah; for Allah is swift in taking
account

5. This day are (all) things good and pure made lawful unto you.
The food of the People of the Book is lawful unto you and yours
is lawful unto them (Lawful unto you in marriage) are (not only)
chaste women who are believers but chaste women among the People
of the Book revealed before your time when ye give them their due
dowers and desire chastity not lewdness nor secret intrigues. If
anyone rejects faith fruitless is his work and in the Hereafter
he will be in the ranks of those who have lost (all spiritual
good)

6. O ye who believe! when ye prepare for prayer wash your faces
and your hands (and arms) to the elbows; rub your heads (with
water); and (wash) your feet to the ankles. If ye are in a state
of ceremonial impurity bathe your whole body. But if ye are ill
or on a journey or one of you cometh from offices of nature or ye
have been in contact with women and ye find no water then take
for yourselves clean sand or earth and rub therewith your faces
and hands. Allah doth not wish to place you in a difficulty but
to make you clean and to complete His favor to you that ye may be
grateful

7. And call in remembrance the favor of Allah unto you and His
Covenant which He ratified with you when ye said: "We hear and we
obey": and fear Allah for Allah knoweth well the secrets of your
hearts

8. O ye who believe! stand out firmly for Allah as witnesses to
fair dealing and let not the hatred of others to you make you
swerve to wrong and depart from justice. Be just: that is next to
Piety: and fear Allah for Allah is well-acquainted with all that
ye do

9. To those who believe and do deeds of righteousness hath Allah
promised forgiveness and a great reward

10. Those who reject faith and deny our signs will be companions
of hell-fire

11. O ye who believe! call in remembrance the favor of Allah unto
you when certain men formed the design to stretch out their hands
against you but (Allah) held back their hands from you: so fear
Allah. And on Allah let believers put (all) their trust

12. Allah did aforetime take a Covenant from the Children of
Israel and We appointed twelve captains among them and Allah
said: "I am with you: if ye (but) establish regular prayers
practice regular charity believe in My apostles honor and assist
them and loan to Allah a beautiful loan verily will wipe out from
you your evils and admit you to gardens with rivers flowing
beneath; but if any of you after this resisteth faith he hath
truly wandered from the path of rectitude."

13. But because of their breach of their Covenant We cursed them
and made their hearts grow hard: they change the words from their
(right) places and forget a good part of the Message that was
sent them nor wilt thou cease to find them barring a few ever
bent on (new) deceits: but forgive them and overlook (their
misdeeds): for Allah loveth those who are kind

14. From those too who call themselves Christians We did take a
Covenant but they forgot a good part of the Message that was sent
them: so We estranged them with enmity and hatred between the one
and the other to the Day of Judgment. And soon will Allah show
them what it is they have done

15. O People of the Book! there hath come to you Our Apostle
revealing to you much that ye used to hide in the Book and
passing over much (that is now unnecessary):

16. There hath come to you from Allah a (new) Light and a
perspicuous Book. Wherewith Allah guideth all who seek His good
pleasure to ways of peace and safety and leadeth them out of
darkness by His Will unto the light guideth them to a Path that
is Straight

17. In blasphemy indeed are those that say that Allah is Christ
the son of Mary. Say: "Who then hath the least power against
Allah if His Will were to destroy Christ the son of Mary his
mother and all everyone that is on the earth? For to Allah
belongeth the dominion of the heavens and the earth and all that
is between. He createth what He pleaseth. For Allah hath power
over all things."

18. (Both) the Jews and the Christians say: "We are sons of Allah
and His beloved." Say: "Why then doth He punish you for your
sins? Nay ye are but men of the men He hath created: He
forgiveth whom He pleaseth and He punisheth whom He pleaseth: and
to Allah belongeth the dominion of the heavens and the earth and
all that is between: and unto Him is the final goal (of all)."

19. O people of the Book! now hath come unto you making (things)
clear unto you Our Apostle after the break in (the series of) Our
apostles lest ye should say: there came unto us no bringer of
glad tidings and no warner (from evil): but now hath come unto
you a bringer of glad tidings and a warner (from evil): and Allah
hath power over all things

20. Remember Moses said to his people: "O my people! call in
remembrance the favor of Allah unto you when He produced prophets
among you made you kings and gave you what He had not given to
any other among the peoples

21. "O my people! enter the holy land which Allah hath assigned
unto you and turn not back ignominiously for then will ye be
overthrown to your own ruin."

22. They said: "O Moses! in this land are a people of exceeding
strength: never shall we enter it until they leave it: if (once)
they leave then shall we enter."

23. (But) among (their) Allah-fearing men were two on whom Allah
had bestowed His Grace: they said: "Assault them at the (proper)
gate: when once ye are in victory will be yours. But on Allah put
your trust if ye have faith."

24. They said: O "Moses! while they remain there never shall we
be able to enter to the end of time. Go thou and thy Lord and
fight ye two while we sit here (and watch)."

25. He said: "O my Lord! I have power only over myself and my
bother so separate us from this rebellious people!"

26. Allah said: "Therefore will the land be out of their reach
for forty years; in distraction will they wander through the
land: but sorrow thou not over these rebellious people."

27. Recite to them the truth of the story of the two sons of
Adam. Behold! they each presented a sacrifice (to Allah): it was
accepted from one but not from the other. Said the latter: "Be
sure I will slay thee." "Surely" said the former "Allah doth
accept of the sacrifice of those who are righteous

28. "If thou dost stretch thy hand against me to slay me it is
not for me to stretch my hand against thee to slay thee: for I do
fear Allah the Cherisher of the worlds

29. "For me I intend to let thee draw on thyself my sin as well
as thine for thou wilt be among the companions of the fire and
that is the reward of those who do wrong"

30. The (selfish) soul of the other led him to the murder of his
brother: he murdered him and became (himself) one of the lost
ones

31. Then Allah sent a raven who scratched the ground to show him
how to hide the shame of his brother. "Woe is me!" said he: "Was
I not even able to be as this raven and to hide the shame of my
brother?" Then he became full of regrets

32. On that account: We ordained for the Children of Israel that
if anyone slew a person unless it be for murder or for spreading
mischief in the land it would be as if he slew the whole people:
and if anyone saved a life it would be as if he saved the life of
the whole people. Then although there came to them Our apostles
with clear Signs yet even after that many of them continued to
commit excesses in the land

33. The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His
Apostle and strive with might and main for mischief through the
land is: execution or crucifixion of the cutting off of hands and
feet from opposite sides or exile from the land: that is their
disgrace in this world and a heavy punishment is theirs in the
Hereafter

34. Except for those who repent before they fall into your power:
in that case know that Allah is Oft-Forgiving Most Merciful

35. O ye who believe! do your duty to Allah seek the means of
approach unto Him and strive with might and main in His cause:
that ye may prosper

36. As to those who reject faith if they had everything on earth
and twice repeated to give as ransom for the penalty of the Day
of Judgment it would never be accepted of them. Theirs would be a
grievous penalty

37. Their wish will be to get out of the fire but never will they
get out therefrom: their penalty will be one that endures

38. As to the thief male or female cut off his or her hands: a
punishment by way of example from Allah for their crime: and
Allah is Exalted in Power

39. But if the thief repent after his crime and amend his conduct
Allah turneth to him in forgiveness; for Allah if Oft-Forgiving
Most Merciful

40. Knowest thou not that to Allah (alone) belongeth the dominion
of the heavens and the earth? He punisheth whom He pleaseth and
He forgiveth whom He pleaseth: and Allah hath power over all
things

41. O Apostle! let not those grieve thee who race each other into
unbelief: (whether it be) among those who say: "We believe" with
their lips but whose hearts have no faith; or it be among the
Jews men who will listen to any lie will listen even to others
who have never so much as come to thee. They change the words
from their (right) times and places; they say "If ye are given
this take it but if not beware:" If anyone's trial is intended by
Allah thou hast no authority in the least for him against Allah.
For such it is not Allah's will to purify their hearts. For them
there is disgrace in this world and in the Hereafter a heavy
punishment

42. (They are fond of) listening to falsehood of devouring
anything forbidden. If they do come to thee either judge between
them or decline to interfere. If thou decline they cannot hurt
thee in the least. If thou judge judge in equity between them;
for Allah loveth those who judge in equity

43. But why do they come to thee for decision when they have
(their own) laws before them? Therein is the (plain) command of
Allah; yet even after that they would turn away. For they are not
(really) people of faith

44. It was We who revealed the law (to Moses); therein was
guidance and light. By its standard have been judged the Jews by
the Prophet who bowed (as in Islam) to Allah's will by the Rabbis
and the doctors of Law: for to them was entrusted the protection
of Allah's Book and they were witnesses thereto: therefore fear
not men but fear Me and sell not My Signs for a miserable price.
If any do fail to judge by (the light of) what Allah hath
revealed they are (no better than) unbelievers

45. We ordained therein for them: "Life for life eye for eye nose
for nose ear for ear tooth for tooth and wounds equal for equal."
But if anyone remits the retaliation by way of charity it is an
act of atonement for himself. And if any fail to judge by (the
light of) what Allah hath revealed they are (no better than)
wrong-doers

46. And in their footsteps We sent Jesus the son of Mary
confirming the law that had come before him: We sent him the
Gospel: therein was guidance and light and confirmation of the
law that had come before him: a guidance and an admonition to
those who fear Allah

47. Let the people of the Gospel Judge by what Allah hath
revealed therein. If any do fail to judge by (the light of) what
Allah hath revealed they are (no better than) those who rebel

48. To thee We sent the Scripture in truth confirming the
scripture that came before it and guarding it in safety; so judge
between them by what Allah hath revealed and follow not their
vain desires diverging from the truth that hath come to thee. To
each among you have We prescribed a Law and an Open Way. If Allah
had so willed He would have made you a single people but (His
plan is) to test you in what He hath given you: so strive as in
race in all virtues. The goal of you all is to Allah; it is He
that will show you the truth of the matters in which ye dispute

49. And this (He commands): Judge thou between them by what Allah
hath revealed and follow not their vain desires but beware of
them lest they beguile thee from any of that (teaching) which
Allah hath sent down to thee. And if they turn away be assured
that for some of their crimes it is Allah's purpose to punish
them. And truly most men are rebellious.

50. Do they then seek after a judgment of (the Days of)
Ignorance? But who for a people whose faith is assured can give
better judgment than Allah?

51. O ye who believe! take not the Jews and the Christians for
your friends and protectors: they are but friends and protectors
to each other. And he amongst you that turns to them (for
friendship) is of them. Verily Allah guideth not a people unjust

52. Those in whose heart is a disease thou seest how eagerly they
run about amongst them saying: "We do fear lest a change of
fortune bring us disaster." Ah! perhaps Allah will give (thee)
victory or a decision according to His Will. Then will they
repent of the thoughts which they secretly harbored in their
hearts

53. And those who believe will say: "Are these the men who swore
their strongest oaths by Allah that they were with you?" All
that they do will be in vain and they will fall into (nothing
but) ruin

54. O ye who believe! if any from among you turn back from his
faith soon will Allah produce a people whom He will love as they
will love Him lowly with the believers mighty against the
rejecters fighting in the way of Allah and never afraid of the
reproaches of such as find fault. That is the Grace of Allah
which He will bestow on whom He pleaseth: and Allah encompasseth
all and He knoweth all things

55. Your (real) friends are (no less than) Allah His Apostle and
the (fellowship of) believers those who establish regular prayers
and regular charity and they bow down humbly (in worship)

56. As to those who turn (for friendship) to Allah His Apostle
and the (fellowship of) believers it is the fellowship of Allah
that must certainly triumph

57. O ye who believe! take not for friends and protectors those
who take your religion for a mockery or sport whether among those
who received the Scripture before you or among those who reject
faith; but fear ye Allah if ye have Faith (indeed)

58. When ye proclaim your call to prayer they take it (but) as
mockery and sport; that is because they are a people without
understanding

59. Say: "O People of the Book! do ye disapprove of us for no
other reason than that we believe in Allah and the revelation
that hath come to us and that which came before (us) and
(perhaps) that most of you are rebellious and disobedient?"

60. Say: "Shall I point out to you something much worse than this
(as judged) by the treatment it received from Allah? Those who
incurred the curse of Allah and His wrath those of whom some He
transformed into apes and swine those who worshipped Evil; these
are (many times) worse in rank and far more astray from the even
Path!

61. When they come to thee they say: "We believe": but in fact
they enter with a mind against Faith and they go out with the
same: but Allah knoweth fully all that they hide

62. Many of them dost thou see racing each other in sin and
rancor and their eating of things forbidden. Evil indeed are the
things that they do

63. Why do not the Rabbis and the doctors of laws forbid them
from their (habit of) uttering sinful words and eating things
forbidden? Evil indeed are their works

64. The Jews say: "Allah's hand is tied up." Be their hands tied
up and be they accursed for the (blasphemy) they utter. Nay both
His hands are widely outstretched: He giveth and spendeth (of His
bounty) as He pleaseth. But the revelation that cometh to thee
from Allah increaseth in most of them their obstinate rebellion
and blasphemy. Amongst them We have placed enmity and hatred till
the Day of Judgment. Every time they kindle the fire of war Allah
doth extinguish it; but they (ever) strive to do mischief on
earth. And Allah loveth not those who do mischief

65. If only the people of the Book had believed and been
righteous We should indeed have blotted out their iniquities and
admitted them to gardens of Bliss

66. If only they had stood fast by the Law the Gospel and all the
revelation that was sent to them from their Lord they would have
enjoyed happiness from every side. There is from among them a
party on the right course; but many of them follow a course that
is evil

67. O Apostle! proclaim the (Message) which hath been sent to
thee from thy Lord. If thou didst not thou wouldst not have
fulfilled and proclaimed His mission: and Allah will defend thee
from men (who mean mischief). For Allah guideth not those who
reject faith.

68. Say: "O People of the Book! ye have no ground to stand upon
unless ye stand fast by the Law the Gospel and all the revelation
that has come to you from your Lord." It is the revelation that
cometh to thee from thy Lord that increaseth in most of them
their obstinate rebellion and blasphemy. But sorrow thou not over
(these) people without Faith.

69. Those who believe (in the Qur'an) those who follow the Jewish
(Scriptures) and the Sabians and the Christians any who believe
in Allah and the Last Day and work righteousness on them shall be
no fear nor shall they grieve

70. We took the Covenant of the Children of Israel and sent them
Apostles. Every time there came to them an apostle with what they
themselves desired not some (of these) they called impostors and
some they (go so far as to) slay

71. They thought there would be no trial (or punishment); so they
became blind and deaf: yet Allah (in mercy) turned to them: yet
again many of them became blind and deaf. But Allah sees well all
that they do

72. They do blaspheme who say: "Allah is Christ the son of Mary."
But said Christ: "O children of Israel! worship Allah my Lord and
your Lord." Whoever joins other gods with Allah Allah will forbid
him the garden and the Fire will be his abode. There will for the
wrong-doers be no one to help.

73. They do blaspheme who say: Allah is one of three in a
Trinity: for there is no god except One Allah. If they desist not
from their word (of blasphemy) verily a grievous penalty will
befall the blasphemers among them

74. Why turn they not to Allah and seek His forgiveness? For
Allah is Oft-forgiving Most Merciful

75. Christ the son of Mary was no more than an Apostle; many were
the Apostles that passed away before him. His mother was a woman
of truth. They had both to eat their (daily) food. See how Allah
doth makes His Signs clear to them; yet see in what ways they are
deluded away from the truth!

76. Say: Will ye worship besides Allah something which hath no
power either to harm or benefit you? But Allah He it is that
heareth and knoweth all things."

77. Say: "O people of the Book! exceed not in your religion the
bounds (of what is proper) trespassing beyond the truth nor
follow the vain desires of people who went wrong in times gone by
who misled many and strayed (themselves) from the even way

78. Curses were pronounced on those among the Children of Israel
who rejected faith by the tongue of David and of Jesus the son of
Mary: because they disobeyed and persisted in excesses

79. Nor did they (usually) forbid one another the iniquities
which they committed: evil indeed were the deeds which they did

80. Thou seest many of them turning in friendship to the
unbelievers. Evil indeed are (the works) which their souls have
sent forward before them (with the result) that Allah's wrath is
on them and in torment will they abide

81. If only they had believed in Allah in the Apostle and in what
hath been revealed to him never would they have taken them for
friends and protectors but most of them are rebellious
wrong-doers

82. Strongest among men in enmity to the believers wilt thou find
the Jews and Pagans; and nearest among them in love to the
believers wilt thou find those who say: "We are Christians:"
because amongst these are men devoted to learning and men who
have renounced the world and they are not arrogant

83. And when they listen to the revelation received by the
Apostle thou wilt see their eyes overflowing with tears for they
recognize the truth: they pray: "Our Lord! we believe; write us
down among the witnesses

84. "What cause can we have not to believe in Allah and the truth
which has come to us seeing that we long for our Lord to admit us
to the company of the righteous?"

85. And for this their prayer hath Allah rewarded them with
gardens with rivers flowing underneath their eternal home. Such
is the recompense of those who do good

86. But those who reject faith and belie our Signs they shall be
companions of hell-fire

87. O ye who believe! make not unlawful the good things which
Allah hath made lawful for you but commit no excess: for Allah
loveth not those given to excess

88. Eat of the things which Allah hath provided for you lawful
and good: but fear Allah in Whom ye believe

89. Allah will not call you to account for what is futile in your
oaths but He will call you to account for your deliberate oaths:
for expiation feed then indigent persons on a scale of the
average for the food of your families; or clothe them; or give a
slave his freedom. If that is beyond your means fast for three
days. That is the expiation for the oaths ye have sworn. But keep
to your oaths. Thus doth Allah make clear to you His Signs that
ye may be grateful

90. O ye who believe! intoxicants and gambling (dedication of)
stones and (divination by) arrows are an abomination of Satan's
handiwork: eschew such (abomination) that ye may prosper

91. Satan's plan is (but) to excite enmity and hatred between you
with intoxicants and gambling and hinder you from the remembrance
of Allah and from prayer: will ye not then abstain?

92. Obey Allah and obey the Apostle and beware (of evil): if ye
do turn back know ye that it is Our Apostle's duty to proclaim
(the Message) in the clearest manner

93. On those who believe and do deeds of righteousness there is
no blame for what they ate (in the past) when they guard
themselves from evil and believe and do deeds of righteousness
(or) again guard themselves from evil and do good. For Allah
loveth those who do good

94. O ye who believe! Allah doth but make a trial of you in a
little matter of game well within reach of your hands and your
lances that He may test who feareth Him unseen: any who
transgress thereafter will have a grievous penalty

95. O ye who believe! kill not game while in the Sacred Precincts
or in pilgrim garb. If any of you doth so intentionally the
compensation is an offering brought to the Ka'ba of a domestic
animal equivalent to the one he killed as adjudged by two just
men among you; or by way of atonement the feeding of the
indigent; or its equivalent in fasts: that he may taste of the
penalty of his deed. Allah forgives what is past: for repetition
Allah will exact from him the penalty: for Allah is Exalted and
Lord of Retribution

96. Lawful to you is the pursuit of water-game and its use for
food for the benefit of yourselves and those who travel; but
forbidden is the pursuit of land-game: as long as ye are in the
Sacred Precincts or in pilgrim garb. And fear Allah to whom ye
shall be gathered back

97. Allah made the Ka'ba the Sacred House an asylum of security
for men as also the Sacred Months the animals for offerings and
the garlands that mark them: that ye may know that Allah hath
knowledge of what is in the heavens and on earth and that Allah
is well acquainted with all things

98. Know ye that Allah is strict in punishment and that Allah is
Oft-Forgiving Most Merciful

99. The Apostle's duty is but to proclaim (the Message): but
Allah knoweth all that ye reveal and ye conceal

100. Say: "Not equal are things that are bad and things that are
good even though the abundance of the bad may dazzle thee; so
fear Allah O ye that understand! that (so) ye may prosper

101. O ye who believe! ask not questions about things which if
made plain to you may cause you trouble. But if ye ask about
things when the Qur'an is being revealed they will be made plain
to you: Allah will forgive those: for Allah is Oft-Forgiving Most
Forbearing

102. Some people before you did ask such questions and on that
account lost their faith

103. It was not Allah Who instituted (superstitions like those
of) a slit- ear she-camel or a she-camel let loose for free
pasture or idol sacrifices for twin-births in animals or
stallion-camels freed from work; it is blasphemers who invent a
lie against Allah but most of them lack wisdom

104. When it is said to them: "Come to what Allah hath revealed;
come to the Apostle": they say: "Enough for us are the ways we
found our fathers following." What! even though their fathers
were void of knowledge and guidance?

105. O ye who believe! guard your own souls: if ye follow (right)
guidance no hurt can come to you from those who stray. The goal
of you all is to Allah: it is He that will show you the truth of
all that ye do

106. O ye who believe! when death approaches any of you (take)
witnesses among yourselves when making bequests two just men of
your own (brotherhood) or others from outside if ye are
journeying through the earth and the chance of death befalls you
(thus). If ye doubt (their truth) detain them both after prayer
and let them both swear by Allah: "We wish not in this for any
worldly gain even though the (beneficiary) be our near relation:
we shall hide not the evidence before Allah: if we do then
behold! the sin be upon us!"

107. But if it gets known that these two were guilty of the sin
(of perjury). Let two others stand forth in their places nearest
in kin from among those who claim a lawful right: let them swear
by Allah: "We affirm that our witness is truer than that of those
two and that we have not trespassed (beyond the truth): if we did
behold! the wrong be upon us!

108. That is most suitable: that they may give the evidence in
its true nature and shape or else they would fear that other
oaths would be taken after their oaths. But fear Allah and listen
(to His counsel): for Allah guideth not a rebellious people

109. One day will Allah gather the apostles together and ask:
"What was the response ye received (from men to your teaching)?
They will say: "We have no knowledge: it is thou who knowest in
full all that is hidden

110. Then will Allah say: "O Jesus the son of Mary! recount my
favor to thee and to thy mother. Behold! I strengthened thee with
the holy spirit so that thou didst speak to the people in
childhood and in maturity. Behold! I taught thee the Book and
Wisdom the Law and the Gospel. And behold! thou makest out of
clay as it were the figure of a bird by My leave and thou
breathest into it and it becometh a bird by My leave and thou
healest those born blind and the lepers by My leave. And behold!
thou bringest forth the dead by My leave. And behold! I did
restrain the Children of Israel from (violence to) thee when thou
didst show them the Clear Signs and the unbelievers among them
said: `This is nothing but evident magic'.

111. "And behold! I inspired the Disciples to have faith in Me
and Mine Apostle: they said `We have faith and do thou bear
witness that we bow to Allah as Muslims'."

112. Behold! the disciples said: "O Jesus the son of Mary! can
thy Lord send down to us a table set (with viands) from heaven?"
Said Jesus: "Fear Allah if ye have faith

113. They said: "We only wish to eat thereof and satisfy our
hearts and to know that thou hast indeed told us the truth; and
that we ourselves may be witnesses to the miracle

114. Said Jesus the son of Mary: "O Allah our Lord! send us from
heaven a table set (with viands) that there may be for us for the
first and the last of us a solemn festival and a sign from Thee;
and provide for our sustenance for Thou art the best Sustainer
(of our needs)

115. Allah said: "I will send it down unto you: but if any of you
after that resisteth faith I will punish him with a penalty such
as I have not inflicted on anyone among all the peoples

116. And behold! Allah will say "O Jesus the son of Mary! didst
thou say unto men `worship me and my mother as gods in derogation
of Allah"? He will say: "Glory to Thee! never could I say what I
had no right (to say). Had I said such a thing Thou wouldst
indeed have known it. Thou knowest what is in my heart though I
know not what is in Thine. For Thou knowest in full all that is
hidden

117. "Never said I to them aught except what Thou didst command
me to say to wit `Worship Allah my Lord and your Lord'; and I was
a witness over them whilst I dwelt amongst them; when Thou didst
take me up thou wast the Watcher over them and Thou art a Witness
to all things

118. "If Thou dost punish them they are Thy servants: if Thou
dost forgive them Thou art the Exalted the Wise

119. Allah will say: "This is a day on which the truthful will
profit from their truth: theirs are Gardens with rivers flowing
beneath their eternal home: Allah well-pleased with them and they
with Allah: that is the great Salvation (the fulfillment of all
desires)

120. To Allah doth belong the dominion of the heavens and the
earth and all that is therein and it is He who hath power over
all things