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#6. An-aam *SURAH*

In the name of Allah Most Gracious Most Merciful

1. Praise be to Allah Who created the heavens and the earth and
made the darkness and the light. Yet those who reject Faith hold
(others) as equal with their Guardian-Lord

2. He it is who created you from clay and then decreed a stated
term (for you). And there is in His presence another determined
term; yet ye doubt within yourselves!

3. And He is Allah in the heavens and on earth. He knoweth what
ye hide and what ye reveal and He knoweth the (recompense) which
ye earn (by your deeds)

4. But never did a single one of the Signs of their Lord reach
them but they turned away therefrom

5. And now they reject the truth when it reaches them: but soon
shall they learn the reality of what they used to mock at.

6. See they not how many of those before them We did destroy?
Generations We had established on the earth in strength such as
We have not given to you for whom We poured out rain from the
skies in abundance and gave (fertile) streams flowing beneath
their (feet): yet for their sins We destroyed them and raised in
their wake fresh generations (to succeed them)

7. If We had sent unto thee a written (Message) on parchment so
that they could touch it with their hands the unbelievers would
have been sure to say: "This is nothing but obvious magic!"

8. They say: "Why is not an angel sent down to him?" If We did
send down an angel the matter would be settled at once and no
respite would be granted them

9. If We had made it an angel We should have sent him as a man
and We should certainly have caused them confusion in a matter
which they have already covered with confusion

10. Mocked were (many) Apostles before thee; but the scoffers
were hemmed in by the thing that they mocked

11. Say: "Travel through the earth and see what was the end of
those who rejected truth."

12. Say: "To whom belongeth all that is in the heavens and on
earth?" Say: "To Allah. He hath inscribed for Himself (the rule
of) Mercy that He will gather you together for the Day of
Judgment there is no doubt whatever. It is they who have lost
their own souls that will not believe."

13. "To Him belongeth all that dwelleth (or lurketh) in the night
and the day." For He is the One Who heareth and knoweth all
things

14. Say: "Shall I take for my protector any other than Allah the
Maker of the heavens and the earth? And He is that feedeth but
is not fed." Say: "Nay! but I am commanded to be the first of
those who bow to Allah (in Islam) and be not thou of the company
of those who join gods with Allah."

15. Say: "I would if I disobeyed my Lord indeed have fear of the
penalty of a Mighty Day

16. "On that day if the penalty is averted from any it is due to
Allah's Mercy; and that would be (Salvation) the obvious
fulfillment of all desire

17. "If Allah touch thee with affliction none can remove it but
He; if He touch thee with happiness He hath power over all things

18. "He is the Irresistible (watching) from above over His
worshippers; and He is the Wise acquainted with all things."

19. Say: "What thing is most weighty in evidence?" Say: "Allah
is Witness between me and you: this Qur'an hath been revealed to
me by inspiration that I may warn you and all whom it reaches.
Can ye possibly bear witness that besides Allah there is another
god?" Say: "Nay! I cannot bear witness!" Say: "But in truth He
is the One Allah and I truly am innocent of (your blasphemy of)
joining others with Him

20. Those to whom We have given the Book know this as they know
their own sons. Those who have lost their own souls refuse
therefore to believe

21. Who doth more wrong than he who inventeth a lie against Allah
or rejecteth his Signs? But verily the wrong-doers never shall
prosper.

22. One day shall We gather them all together: We shall say to
those who ascribed partners (to Us): "Where are the partners whom
ye (invented and) talked about?"

23. There will then be (left) no subterfuge for them but to say:
"By Allah Our Lord we were not those who joined gods with Allah."

24. Behold! how they lie against their own souls! But the (lie)
which they invented will leave them in the lurch

25. Of them there are some who (pretend to) listen to thee; but
We have thrown veils on their hearts so they understand it not
and deafness in their ears; if they saw every one of the Signs
not they will believe in them; in so much that when they come to
thee they (but) dispute with thee; the unbelievers say: "These
are nothing but tales of the ancients."

26. Others they keep away from it and themselves they keep away;
but they only destroy their own souls and they perceive it not

27. If thou couldst but see when they are confronted with the
fire! They will say: "Would that we were but sent back! then
would we not reject the Signs of our Lord but would be amongst
those who believe!

28. Yea in their own (eyes) will become manifest what before they
concealed but if they were returned they would certainly relapse
to the things they were forbidden for they are indeed liars

29. And they (sometimes) say: "There is nothing except our life
on this earth and never shall we be raised up again."

30. If thou couldst but see when they are confronted with their
Lord! He will say: "Is not this the truth?" They will say: "Yea
by our Lord!" He will say: "Taste ye then the penalty because ye
rejected faith."

31. Lost indeed are they who treat it as a falsehood that they
must meet Allah until on a sudden the hour is on them and they
say: "Ah! woe unto us that we took no thought of it"; for they
bear their burdens on their backs; and evil indeed are the
burdens that they bear!

32. What is the life of this world but play and amusement? But
best is the home in the Hereafter for those who are righteous.
Will ye not then understand?

33. We know indeed the grief which their words do cause thee: it
is not thee they reject: it is the Signs of Allah which the
wicked contemn

34. Rejected were the Apostles before thee: with patience and
constancy they bore their rejection and their wrongs until Our
aid did reach them: there is none that can alter the Words (and
Decrees) of Allah. Already hast thou received some account of
those Apostles

35. If their spurning is hard on thy mind yet if thou wert able
to seek a tunnel in the ground or a ladder to the skies and bring
them a Sign (what good?). If it were Allah's will He could gather
them together unto true guidance: so be not thou amongst those
who are swayed by ignorance (and impatience)!

36. Those who listen (in truth) be sure will accept: as to the
dead Allah will raise them up: then will they be turned unto Him

37. They say: "Why is not a Sign sent down to him from his Lord?"
Say: "Allah: hath certainly power to send down a Sign: but most
of them understand not."

38. There is not an animal (that lives) on the earth nor a being
that flies on its wings but (forms part of) communities like you.
Nothing have We omitted from the Book and they (all) shall be
gathered to their Lord in the end.

39. Those who reject Our Signs are deaf and dumb in the midst of
darkness profound: whom Allah willeth He leaveth to wander whom
He willeth He placeth on the way that is straight

40. Say: "Think ye to yourselves if there come upon you the wrath
of Allah or the hour (that ye dread) would ye then call upon
other than Allah? (Reply) if ye are truthful!

41. "Nay On Him would ye call and if it be His Will He would
remove (the distress) which occasioned your call upon Him and ye
would forget (the false gods) which ye join with Him!"

42. Before thee We sent (Apostles) to many nations and We
afflicted the nations with suffering and adversity that they
might learn humility

43. When the suffering reached them from Us why then did they not
learn humility? On the contrary their hearts became hardened and
Satan made their (sinful) acts seem alluring to them

44. But when they forget the warning they had received We opened
to them the gates of all (good) things until in the midst of
their enjoyment of Our gifts on a sudden We called them to
account when lo! they were plunged in despair!

45. Of the wrong-doers the last remnant was cut off. Praise be to
Allah the Cherisher of the worlds

46. Say: "Think ye if Allah took away your hearing and your sight
and sealed up your hearts who a god other than Allah could
restore them to you? See how We explain the Signs by various
(symbols): Yet they turn aside

47. Say: "Think ye if the punishment of Allah comes to you
whether suddenly or openly will any be destroyed except those who
do wrong?"

48. We send the Apostles only to give good news and to warn: so
those who believe and mend (their lives) upon them shall be no
fear nor shall they grieve

49. But those who reject Our Signs them shall our punishment
touch for that they ceased not from transgressing.

50. Say: "I tell you not that with me are the treasures of Allah
nor do I know what is hidden nor do I tell you I am an angel. I
but follow what is revealed to me." Say: "Can the blind be held
equal to the seeing?" Will ye then consider not?

51. Give the warning to those in whose (hearts) is the fear that
they will be brought (to judgment) before their Lord: except from
Him they will have no protector nor intercessor: that they may
guard (against evil)

52. Send not away those who call on their Lord morning and
evening seeking His Face. Naught have they to gain from thee and
naught hast thou to gain from them that thou shouldst turn them
away and thus be (one) of the unjust

53. Thus did We try some of them by comparison with others that
they should say: Is it these then that Allah hath favored from
amongst us?" Doth not Allah know best those who are grateful?

54. When those come to thee who believe in Our Signs say: "Peace
be on you: your Lord had inscribed for Himself (the rule of)
Mercy: verily if any of you did evil in ignorance and thereafter
repented and amended (his conduct) lo! He is Oft-Forgiving Most
Merciful."

55. Thus do We explain the Signs in detail: that the way of the
sinners may be shown up

56. Say. I am forbidden to worship those other than Allah whom ye
call upon. Say: "I will not follow your vain desires: if I did I
would stray from the path and be not of the company of those who
receive guidance."

57. Say: "For me I (work) on a clear Sign from my Lord but ye
reject Him. What ye would see hastened is not in my power. The
Command rests with none but Allah: He declares the truth and He
is the best of Judges."

58. Say: "If what ye would see hastened were in my power the
matter would be settled at once between you and me. But Allah
knoweth best those who do wrong."

59. With Him are the keys of the Unseen the treasures that none
knoweth but He. He knoweth whatever there is on the earth and in
the sea. Not a leaf doth fall but with His knowledge: there is
not a grain in the darkness (or depths) of the earth nor anything
fresh or dry (green or withered) but is (inscribed) in a Record
Clear (to those who can read).

60. It is He Who doth take your souls by night and hath knowledge
of all that ye have done by day. By day doth He raise you up
again; that a term appointed be fulfilled; in the end unto Him
will be your return then will He show you the truth of all that
ye did

61. He is the Irresistible (watching) from above over his
worshippers and He sets guardians over you. At length when death
approaches one of you Our angels take his soul and they never
fail in their duty

62. Then are men returned unto Allah their Protector the (only)
reality: is not His the Command? And He is the swiftest in
taking account

63. Say: "who is it that delivereth you from the dark recesses of
land and sea when ye call upon Him in humility and silent terror:
`if He only delivers us from these (dangers) (we vow) we shall
truly show our gratitude'.?"

64. Say: "It is Allah that delivereth you from these and all
(other) distresses: and yet ye worship false gods!"

65. Say: "He hath power to send calamities on you from above and
below or to cover you with confusion in party strife giving you a
taste of mutual vengeance each from the other." See how We
explain the Signs by various (symbols) that they may understand

66. But thy people reject this though it is the truth. Say: "Not
mine is the responsibility for arranging your affairs

67. "For every Message is a limit of time and soon shall ye know
it."

68. When thou seest men engaged in vain discourse about Our Signs
turn away from them unless they turn to a different theme. If
Satan ever makes thee forget then after recollection sit not thou
in the company of the ungodly

69. On their account no responsibility falls on the righteous but
(their duty) is to remind them that they may (learn to) fear
Allah

70. Leave alone those who take their religion to be mere play and
amusement and are deceived by the life of this world. But
proclaim (to them) this (truth): that every soul delivers itself
to ruin by its own acts: it will find for itself no protector or
intercessor except Allah: if it offered every ransom (or
reparation) none will be accepted: such is (the end of) those who
deliver themselves to ruin by their own acts: they will have for
drink (only) boiling water and for punishment one most grievous:
for they persisted in rejecting Allah

71. Say: "Shall we indeed call on others besides Allah things
that can do us neither good nor harm and turn on our heels after
receiving guidance from Allah? Like one whom the evil ones have
made into a fool wandering bewildered through the earth his
friends calling `Come to us' (vainly) guiding him to the Path."
Say: "Allah's guidance is the (only) guidance and we have been
directed to submit ourselves to the Lord of the worlds;

72. "To establish regular prayers and to fear Allah; for it is to
him that we shall be gathered together."

73. It is He Who created the heavens and the earth in true
(proportions): the day He saith "Be" Behold! it is. His Word is
the truth. His will be the dominion the day the trumpet will be
blown. He knoweth the Unseen as well as that which is open. For
He is the Wise well acquainted (with all things)

74. Lo! Abraham said to his father Azar: "Takest thou idols for
gods? for I see thee and thy people in manifest error."

75. So also did We show Abraham the power and the laws of the
heavens and the earth that he might (with understanding) have
certitude

76. When the night covered him over he saw a star: he said: "this
is my Lord." But when it set he said: "I love not those that
set."

77. When he saw the moon rising in splendor He said: "This is my
Lord." but when the moon set he said: "Unless my Lord guide me I
shall surely be among those who go astray."

78. When he saw the sun rising in splendor he said: "This is my
Lord; this is the greatest (of all)." But when the sun set he
said: "O my people! I am (now) free from your (guilt) of giving
partners to Allah.

79. "For me I have set my face firmly and truly toward Him Who
created the heavens and the earth, and never shall I give
partners to Allah."

80. His people disputed with him. He said: "(come) ye to dispute
with me about Allah when He (Himself) hath guided me? I fear not
(the beings) ye associate with Allah: unless my Lord willeth
(nothing can happen). My Lord comprehendeth in His knowledge all
things: will ye not (yourselves) be admonished?

81. "How should I fear (the beings) ye associate with Allah when
ye fear not to give partners to Allah without any warrant having
been given to you? Which of (us) two parties hath more right to
security? (tell me) if ye know

82. "It is those who believe and confuse not their beliefs with
wrong that are (truly) in security for they are on (right)
guidance."

83. That was the reasoning about Us which We gave to Abraham (to
use) against his people: We raise whom We will degree after
degree: for thy Lord is full of wisdom and knowledge

84. We gave him Isaac and Jacob: all (three) We guided: and
before him We guided Noah and before him We guided Noah and among
his progeny David Solomon Job Joseph Moses and Aaron: thus do We
reward those who do good:

85. And Zakariya and John and Jesus and Elias: all in the ranks
of the righteous:

86. And Ismail and Elisha and Jonahs and Lot: and to all We gave
favor above the nations:

87. (To them) and to their fathers and progeny and brethren: We
chose them. And We guided them to a straight way

88. This is the guidance of Allah: He giveth that guidance to
whom He pleaseth of His worshippers. If they were to join other
gods with Him all that they did would be vain for them

89. These were the men to whom We gave the Book and authority and
prophethood: if these (their descendants) reject them behold! We
shall entrust their charge to a new People who reject them not

90. Those were the (prophets) who received Allah's guidance: copy
the guidance they received; Say: "No reward for this do I ask of
you: this is no less than a Message for the nations."

91. No just estimate of Allah do they make when they say:
"Nothing doth Allah send down to man (by way of revelation)":
Say: "Who then sent down the Book which Moses brought? a light
and guidance to man: but ye make it into (separate) sheets for
show while ye conceal much (of its contents): therein were ye
taught that which ye knew not neither ye nor your fathers." Say:
"Allah (sent it down)": then leave them to plunge in vain
discourse and trifling

92. And this is a Book which We have revealed bringing blessings
and confirming (the revelations) which came before it: that thou
mayest warn the Mother of Cities and all around her. Those who
believe in the Hereafter believe in this (Book) and they are
constant in guarding their prayers

93. Who can be more wicked than one who inventeth a lie against
Allah or saith "I have received inspiration" when he hath
received none or (again) who saith "I can reveal the like of what
Allah hath revealed?" If thou couldstr but see how the wicked (do
fare) in the flood of confusion at death! the angels stretch
forth their hands (saying) "Yield up your souls. This day shall
ye receive your reward a penalty of shame for that ye used to
tell lies against Allah and scornfully to reject of His Signs!"

94. "And behold! ye come to Us bare and alone as We created you
for the first time: Ye have left behind you all (the favors)
which We bestowed on you: We see not with you your intercessors
whom ye thought to be partners in your affairs: so now all
relations between you have been cut off and your (pet) fancies
have left you in the lurch!"

95. It is Allah Who causeth the seed-grain and the date-stone to
split and sprout. He causeth the living to issue from the dead
and He is the one to cause the dead to issue from the living.
That is Allah; then how are ye deluded away from the truth?

96. He it is that cleaveth the daybreak (from the dark): He makes
the night for rest and tranquillity and the sun and moon for the
reckoning (of time): such is the judgment and ordering of (Him)
the Exalted in Power the Omniscient.

97. It is He Who maketh the stars (as beacons) for you that ye
may guide yourselves with their help through the dark spaces of
land and sea: We detail Our Signs for people who know

98. It is He who hath produced you from a single person: here is
a place of sojourn and a place of departure: We detail Our signs
for people who understand

99. It is He who sendeth down rain from the skies: with it We
produce vegetation of all kinds: from some We produce green
(crops) out of which We produce grain heaped up (at harvest); out
of the date-palm and its sheaths (or spathes) (come) clusters of
dates hanging low and near: and (then there are) gardens of
grapes and olives and pomegranates each similar (in kind) yet
different (in variety): when they begin to bear fruit and the
ripeness thereof. Behold! in these things there are signs for
people who believe.

100. Yet they make the Jinns equals with Allah though Allah did
create the Jinns; and they falsely having no knowledge attribute
to Him sons and daughters. Praise and glory be to Him! (for He
is) above what they attribute to Him!

101. To Him is due the primal origin of the heavens and the
earth: how can He have a son when He hath no consort? He created
all things and He hath full knowledge of all things

102. That is Allah your Lord! there is no god but He the Creator
of all things: then worship ye Him: and He hath power to dispose
of all affairs

103. No vision can grasp Him but His grasp is over all vision: He
is above all comprehension yet is acquainted with all things

104. "Now have come to you from your Lord proofs to open your
eyes: if any will see it will be for (the good of) his own soul;
if any will be blind it will be to his own (harm): I am not
(here) to watch over your doings."

105. Thus do We explain the Signs by various (symbols): that they
may say "Thou hast taught us diligently" and that We may make the
matter clear to those who know

106. Follow what thou art taught by inspiration from thy Lord:
there is no god but He: and turn aside from those who join gods
with Allah

107. If it had been Allah's Plan they would not have taken false
gods: but We made thee not one to watch over their doings nor art
thou set over them to dispose of their affairs

108. Revile not ye those whom they call upon besides Allah lest
they out of spite revile Allah in their ignorance. Thus have We
made alluring to each people its own doings. In the end will they
return to their Lord and We shall then tell them the truth of all
that they did

109. They swear their strongest oaths by Allah that if a
(special) sign came to them by it they would believe. Say:
"Certainly (all) signs are in the power of Allah: but what will
make you (Muslims) realize that even if a (special) sign comes
they will not believe."

110. We (too) shall turn to (confusion) their hearts and their
eyes even as they refused to believe in the first instance: We
shall leave them in their trespasses to wander in distraction

111. Even if We did send unto them angels and the dead did speak
unto them and We gathered together all things before their very
eyes they are not the ones to believe unless it is in Allah's
Plan: but most of them ignore (the truth)

112. Likewise did We make for every Messenger an enemy evil ones
among men and Jinns inspiring each other with flowery discourses
by way of deception. If thy Lord had so planned they would not
have done it: so leave them and their inventions alone

113. To such (deceit) let the hearts of those incline who have no
faith in the Hereafter: let them delight in it and let them earn
from it what they may

114. Say: "Shall I seek for judge other than Allah? when He it is
Who hath sent unto you the Book explained in detail." They know
full well to whom We have given the Book that it hath been sent
down from thy Lord in truth. Never be then of those who doubt

115. The Word of thy Lord doth find its fulfillment in truth and
in justice: none can change His Words: for He is the one who
heareth and knoweth all

116. Wert thou to follow the common run of those on earth they
will lead thee away from the Way of Allah. They follow nothing
but conjecture: they do nothing but lie.

117. Thy Lord knoweth best who strayeth from His Way. He knoweth
best who they are that receive His guidance

118. So eat of (meats) on which Allah's name hath been pronounced
if ye have faith in His Signs.

119. Why should ye not eat of (meats) on which Allah's name hath
been pronounced when He hath explained to you in detail what is
forbidden to you except under compulsion of necessity? But many
do mislead (men) by their appetites unchecked by knowledge. Thy
Lord knoweth best those who transgress

120. Eschew all sin open or secret: those who earn sin will get
due recompense for their "earnings."

121. Eat not of (meats) on which Allah's name hath not been
pronounced: that would be impiety. But the evil ones ever inspire
their friends to contend with you; if ye were to obey them ye
would indeed be pagans

122. Can he who was dead to whom We gave life and a Light whereby
he can walk amongst men be like him who is in the depths of
darkness from which he can never come out? Thus to those without
faith their own deeds seem pleasing

123. Thus have We placed leaders in every town its wicked men to
plot (and burrow) therein: but they only plot against their own
souls and they perceive it not

124. When there comes to them a Sign (from Allah) they say: "We
shall not believe until we receive one (exactly) like those
received by Allah's apostles." Allah knoweth best where (and how)
to carry out His mission. Soon will the wicked be overtaken by
humiliation before Allah and a severe punishment for all their
plots

125. Those whom Allah (in His Plan) willeth to guide He openeth
their breast to Islam; those whom He willeth to leave straying He
maketh their breast close and constricted as if they had to climb
up to the skies: thus doth Allah (heap) the penalty on those who
refuse to believe

126. This is the way of thy Lord leading straight: We have
detailed the Signs for those who receive admonition

127. For them will be a Home of Peace in the presence of their
Lord: He will be their Friend because they practiced
(righteousness).

128. One day will He gather them all together (and say): "O ye
assembly of Jinns! much (toll) did ye take of men." Their friends
amongst men will say: "Our Lord! we made profit from each other:
but (alas!) we reached our term which Thou didst appoint for us."
He will say: "The fire be your dwelling-place you will dwell
therein for ever except as Allah willeth." For thy Lord is full
of wisdom and knowledge

129. Thus do We make the wrong-doers turn to each other because
of what they earn.

130. O ye assembly of Jinns and men! came there not unto you
apostles from amongst you setting forth unto you of the meeting
of this day of yours?" They will say: "We bear witness against
ourselves." It was the life of this world that deceived them. So
against themselves will they bear witness that they rejected
faith

131. (The apostles were sent) thus for thy Lord would not destroy
for their wrong-doing men's habitations whilst their occupants
were unwarned

132. To all are degrees (or ranks) according to their deeds: for
thy Lord is not unmindful of anything that they do

133. Thy Lord is Self-sufficient full of Mercy: if it were His
Will He could destroy you and in your place appoint whom He will
as your successors even as he raised you up from the posterity of
other people

134. All that hath been promised unto you will come to pass: nor
can ye frustrate it (in the least bit)

135. Say: "O my people! do whatever ye can: I will do (my part):
soon will ye know who it is whose end will be (best) in the
Hereafter: certain it is that the wrong-doers will not prosper."

136. Out of what Allah hath produced in abundance in tilth and in
cattle they assigned Him a share: they say according to their
fancies: "This is for Allah and this for our `partners'"! But
the share of their `partners' reacheth not Allah whilst the share
of Allah reacheth their `partners'! Evil (and unjust) is their
assignment!

137. Even so in the eyes of most of the Pagans their `partners'
made alluring he slaughter of their children in order to lead
them to their own destruction and cause confusion in their
religion. If Allah had willed they would not have done so: but
leave alone them and their inventions

138. And they say that such and such cattle and crops are taboo
and none should eat of them except those whom so they say We
wish; further there are cattle forbidden to yoke or burden and
cattle on which (at slaughter) the name of Allah is not
pronounced; inventions against Allah's name: soon will He requite
them for their inventions

139. They say: "What is in the wombs of such and such cattle is
specially reserved (for food) for our men and forbidden to our
women; but if it is still-born then all have shares therein. For
their (false) attribution (of superstitions to Allah): He will
soon punish them: for He is full of Wisdom and Knowledge

140. Lost are those who slay their children from folly without
knowledge and forbid food which Allah hath provided for them
inventing (lies) against Allah. They have indeed gone astray and
heeded no guidance

141. It is He who produceth gardens with trellises and without
and dates and tilth with produce of all kinds and olives and
pomegranates similar (in kind) and different (in variety): eat of
their fruit in their season but render the dues that are proper
on the day that the harvest is gathered. ? But waste not by
excess: for Allah loveth not the wasters

142. Of the cattle are some for burden and some for meat. Eat
what Allah hath provided for you and follow not the footsteps of
Satan: for he is to you an avowed enemy

143. (Take) eight (head of cattle) in (four) pairs: of sheep a
pair and of goats a pair; say hath He forbidden the two males or
the two females or (the young) which the wombs of the two females
enclose? Tell me with knowledge if ye are truthful

144. Of camels a pair and of oxen a pair; say hath He forbidden
the two males or the two females or the (the young) which the
wombs of the two females enclose? Were ye present when Allah
ordered you such a thing? But who doth more wrong than one who
invents a lie against Allah to lead astray men without knowledge?
For Allah guideth not people who do wrong

145. Say: "I find not in the Message received by me by
inspiration any (meat) forbidden to be eaten by one who wishes to
eat it unless it be dead meat or blood poured forth or the flesh
of swine for it is an abomination or what is impious (meat) on
which a name has been invoked other than Allah's." But (even so)
if a person is forced by necessity without wilful disobedience
nor transgressing due limits thy Lord is Oft-Forgiving Most
Merciful

146. For those who followed the Jewish Law We forbade every
(animal) with undivided hoof and We forbade them the fat of the
ox and the sheep except what adheres to their backs or their
entrails or is mixed up with a bone: this in recompense for their
wilful disobedience: for We are True (in Our ordinances)

147. If they accuse thee of falsehood say: "Your Lord is full of
Mercy All-embracing; but from people in guilt never will His
wrath be turned back

148. Those who give partners to Allah will say "If Allah had
wished we should not have given partners to Him nor would our
father; nor should we have had any taboos." So did their
ancestors argue falsely until they tasted of Our wrath. Say:
"Have ye any (certain) Knowledge? If so produce it before us. Ye
follow nothing but conjecture: Ye do nothing but lie."

149. Say: "With Allah is the argument that reaches home: if it
had been his will he could indeed have guided you all."

150. Say: "Bring forward your witnesses to prove that Allah did
forbid so and so." If they bring such witnesses be not thou
amongst them: nor follow thou the vain desires of such as treat
Our Signs as falsehoods and such as believe not in the Hereafter:
for they hold others as equal with their Guardian-Lord

151. Say: "Come I will rehearse what Allah hath (really)
prohibited you from": join not anything as equal with Him; be
good to your parents: kill not your children on a plea of want;
We provide sustenance for you and for them; come not nigh to
shameful deeds whether open or secret; take not life which Allah
hath made sacred except by way of justice and law: thus doth He
command you that ye may learn wisdom

152. And come not nigh to the orphan's property except to improve
it until he attain the age of full strength; give measure and
weight with (full) justice; no burden do We place on any soul but
that which it can bear; whenever ye speak speak justly even if a
near relative is concerned; and fulfil the Covenant of Allah:
thus doth He command you that ye may remember

153. Verily this is My Way leading straight: follow it: follow
not (other) paths: they will scatter you about from His (great)
path: thus doth He command you that ye may be righteous

154. Moreover We gave Moses the Book completing (Our favor) to
those who would do right and explaining all things in detail and
a guide and a mercy that they might believe in the meeting with
their Lord

155. And this is a Book which We have revealed as a blessing: so
follow it and, be righteous that ye may receive mercy:

156. Lest ye should say: "The Book was sent down to two peoples
before us and for our part we remained unacquainted with all that
they learned by assiduous study."

157. Or lest ye should say: "If the Book had only been sent down
to us we should have followed its guidance better than they." Now
then hath come unto you a Clear (sign) from your Lord and a guide
and a mercy: then who could do more wrong than one who rejecteth
Allah's signs and turneth away therefrom? In good time shall We
requite those who turn away from Our Signs with a dreadful
penalty for their turning away

158. Are they waiting to see if the angels come to them or thy
Lord (Himself) or certain of the signs of thy Lord! the day that
certain of the signs of thy Lord do come no good will it do to a
soul to believe in them then if it believed not before nor earned
righteousness through its Faith. Say: "Wait ye: we too are
waiting."

159. As for those who divide their religion and break up into
sects thou hast no part in them in the least: their affair is
with Allah: He will in the end tell them the truth of all that
they did

160. He that doeth good shall have ten times as much to his
credit: he that doeth evil shall only be recompensed according to
his evil. No wrong shall be done unto (any of) them

161. Say: "Verily my Lord hath guided me to a way that is
straight a religion of right the path (trod) by Abraham the true
in faith and he (certainly) joined not gods with Allah."

162. Say: "Truly my prayer and my service of sacrifice my life
and my death are (all) for Allah the Cherisher of the Worlds:

163. No partner hath He: this am I commanded and I am the first
of those who bow to His Will.

164. Say: "Shall I seek for (my) Cherisher other than Allah when
He is the Cherisher of all things (that exist)?" Every soul draws
the meed of its acts on none but itself: no bearer of burdens can
bear the burden of another. Your goal in the end is toward Allah:
He will tell you the truth of the things wherein ye disputed

165. It is He who hath made you (His) agents inheritors of the
earth: He hath raised you in ranks some above others: that he may
try you in the gifts He hath given you: for thy Lord is quick in
punishment: yet He is indeed Oft-Forgiving Most Merciful.