Surah 3. The Family Of 'Imran, The House Of 'Imran
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2. Allah. There is no god but He,-the Living, theSelf-Subsisting, Eternal.
3. It is He Who sent down to thee (step by step), intruth, the Book, confirming what went before it; and He sent down the Law (ofMoses) and the Gospel (of Jesus) before this, as a guide to mankind, and He sentdown the criterion (of judgment between right and wrong).
4. Then those who reject Faith in the Signs of Allah willsuffer the severest penalty, and Allah is Exalted in Might, Lord of Retribution.
5. From Allah, verily nothing is hidden on earth or in theheavens.
6. He it is Who shapes you in the wombs as He pleases.There is no god but He, the Exalted in Might, the Wise.
7. He it is Who has sent down to thee the Book: In it areverses basic or fundamental (of established meaning); they are the foundation ofthe Book: others are allegorical. But those in whose hearts is perversity followthe part thereof that is allegorical, seeking discord, and searching for itshidden meanings, but no one knows its hidden meanings except Allah. And those whoare firmly grounded in knowledge say: "We believe in the Book; the whole of it isfrom our Lord:" and none will grasp the Message except men of understanding.
8. "Our Lord!" (they say), "Let not our hearts deviate nowafter Thou hast guided us, but grant us mercy from Thine own Presence; for Thouart the Grantor of bounties without measure.
9. "Our Lord! Thou art He that will gather mankindTogether against a day about which there is no doubt; for Allah never fails inHis promise."
10. Those who reject Faith,- neither their possessionsnor their (numerous) progeny will avail them aught against Allah. They arethemselves but fuel for the Fire.
11. (Their plight will be) no better than that of thepeople of Pharaoh, and their predecessors: They denied our Signs, and Allahcalled them to account for their sins. For Allah is strict in punishment.
12. Say to those who reject Faith: "Soon will ye bevanquished and gathered together to Hell,-an evil bed indeed (to lie on)!
13. "There has already been for you a Sign in the twoarmies that met (in combat): One was fighting in the cause of Allah, the otherresisting Allah. these saw with their own eyes Twice their number. But Allah dothsupport with His aid whom He pleaseth. In this is a warning for such as have eyesto see."
14. Fair in the eyes of men is the love of things theycovet: Women and sons; Heaped-up hoards of gold and silver; horses branded (forblood and excellence); and (wealth of) cattle and well-tilled land. Such are thepossessions of this world's life; but in nearness to Allah is the best of thegoals (To return to).
15. Say: Shall I give you glad tidings of things Farbetter than those? For the righteous are Gardens in nearness to their Lord, withrivers flowing beneath; therein is their eternal home; with companions pure (andholy); and the good pleasure of Allah. For in Allah.s sight are (all) Hisservants,-
16. (Namely), those who say: "Our Lord! we have indeedbelieved: forgive us, then, our sins, and save us from the agony of the Fire;"-
17. Those who show patience, Firmness and self-control;who are true (in word and deed); who worship devoutly; who spend (in the way ofAllah.; and who pray for forgiveness in the early hours of the morning.
18. There is no god but He: That is the witness of Allah,His angels, and those endued with knowledge, standing firm on justice. There isno god but He, the Exalted in Power, the Wise.
19. The Religion before Allah is Islam (submission to HisWill): Nor did the People of the Book dissent therefrom except through envy ofeach other, after knowledge had come to them. But if any deny the Signs of Allah,Allah is swift in calling to account.
20. So if they dispute with thee, say: "I have submittedMy whole self to Allah and so have those who follow me." And say to the People ofthe Book and to those who are unlearned: "Do ye (also) submit yourselves?" Ifthey do, they are in right guidance, but if they turn back, Thy duty is to conveythe Message; and in Allah.s sight are (all) His servants.