Quran Surah 6 - Al-An'am (The Cattle)
Ayat 1 - ALL PRAISE BE to God who created the heavens and the earth, and ordained darkness and light. Yet the unbelievers make the others equal of their Lord.
Ayat 2 - It is He who created you from clay then determined a term (of life) for you, and a term (is fixed) with Him. Even then you doubt.
Ayat 3 - He is God in the heavens and the earth. He knows what you hide and bring out into the open, and knows what you earn (of good and evil).
Ayat 4 - Yet no sign of their Lord comes to them but they turn away from it.
Ayat 5 - So they disbelieved the truth when it came to them; but they will soon come to know the reality of what they had ridiculed.
Ayat 6 - Do they not see how many generations We laid low before them, whom We had firmly established in the land as We have not established you, and showered abundant rain on them, and made rivers lap at their feet, yet whom We destroyed for their sins, and raised new generations after them?
Ayat 7 - Even if We had sent you a transcript on paper which they could feel with their hands, the unbelievers would have said: "This is nothing but clear sorcery."
Ayat 8 - They say: "How is it no angel was sent down to him?" Had We sent an angel down the matter would have come to end, and they would have had no respite.
Ayat 9 - Even if We had sent down an angel as messenger he would have appeared in the garb of a man and filled them with confusion, like the one they are filled with.
Ayat 10 - Surely the apostles have been mocked before you; but what they had mocked rebounded on the mockers themselves.
Ayat 11 - Say: "Travel in the land and see what happened to those who disbelieved."
Ayat 12 - And ask: "To whom belongs what is in the heavens and the earth?" Say: "To God." He has prescribed grace for Himself. He will gather you on the Day of Resurrection which is certain to come. Only they who are lost of soul will not come to believe.
Ayat 13 - Whatsoever dwells in the night and day belongs to Him. He is all-hearing and all-knowing.
Ayat 14 - Say: "Should I find some other protector besides God the Creator of the heavens and the earth, who nourishes all and is nourished by none? Say: "I am commanded to be the first to submit to Him, and not be an idolater."
Ayat 15 - Say: "If I disobey my Lord, I fear the punishment of a grievous Day."
Ayat 16 - Whosoever is spared that Day will surely have mercy shown to him, and this will be a clear triumph.
Ayat 17 - If God sends you harm, there is no one but He who can take it away; and if He bring you good, surely He has power over everything.
Ayat 18 - It is He who prevails over His creatures, and He is all-wise and aware.
Ayat 19 - Ask: "Of all things what is most vital as evidence?" Say: "God (who) is witness between you and me that this Qur´an has been revealed to me that I may warn you on its strength, and those whom it reaches. Do you really bear witness there are other gods with God?" Tell them: "I bear no such Witness." Say: "Verily He is the only God, and I am clear of what you associate (with Him)."
Ayat 20 - Those to whom We have given the Book know it distinctly as they know their sons; but those who are lost of soul do not believe.
Ayat 21 - And who is more wicked than he who invents lies about God or denies His revelations? Surely the wicked will not succeed.
Ayat 22 - The day We shall gather all of them together and say to those who ascribe (partners to God): "Where are the compeers who you claimed (were equal to God)?"
Ayat 23 - Then their excuse will be but to say: "By God our Lord, we were not idolaters."
Ayat 24 - You will see how they will lie against themselves, and all their slanderings will be vain.
Ayat 25 - There are some among them who listen to you; but We have put a covering on their hearts so that they fail to understand it, and a deafness appears in their ears. Even if they saw all the signs they would not believe in them; and even when they come to you to dispute with you, the unbelievers say: "This is nothing but fables of antiquity."
Ayat 26 - And they forbid others from (believing in) it, and themselves keep away from it. But they ruin none but themselves, and do not understand.
Ayat 27 - If you should see them when they are stood before the Fire, they will say: "Ah would that we were sent back (to the world)! We shall not deny the signs of our Lord, and be among those who believe."
Ayat 28 - But no. What they were hiding has now become clear to them. If they were sent back they would surely return to what had been forbidden them, for surely they are liars.
Ayat 29 - They say: "There is no other life but that of this world, and we will not be raised (from the dead)."
Ayat 30 - If you see them when they are put before their Lord, He will say to them: "Is not this the truth?" They will answer: "Indeed, by our Lord." He will say: "Then taste the agony of punishment for what you had denied."
Ayat 31 - They are surely lost who call the meeting with God a lie. When the Hour comes upon them unawares, they will say: "Alas, we neglected it!" and carry their burdens on their backs: How evil the burden they will carry!
Ayat 32 - As for the life of this world, it is nothing but a frolic and frivolity. The final abode is the best for those who are pious and fear God. Do you not comprehend?
Ayat 33 - We know what they say distresses you. It is not you in fact they accuse of lies, but the wicked deny the revelations of God!
Ayat 34 - Many an apostle has been accused of lies before you. Yet they bore with fortitude the falsehoods and the hurt until our help arrived. There is no changing the word of God: The news of (past) apostles has come to you already.
Ayat 35 - If their aversion still weighs upon you, seek out a tunnel (going deep) into the earth, or a ladder reaching out to the skies, and bring them a sign: (Even then they will not believe). If God had willed He would have brought them all to the right path. So be not like the pagans.
Ayat 36 - Only they will respond who can hear. As for the dead, raised they will be by God, then to Him they will be returned.
Ayat 37 - They say: "How is it no miracle was sent down to him from his Lord?" Say: "God certainly has power to send down a miracle; but most men cannot understand."
Ayat 38 - There is not a thing that moves on the earth, no bird that flies on its wings, but has a community of its own like yours. There is nothing that We have left out from recording. Then they will all be gathered before their Lord.
Ayat 39 - Those who deny Our revelations are deaf, dumb, and lost in the dark. God sends whosoever He wills astray, and leads whom He will to the straight path.
Ayat 40 - Say: "Have you thought if the punishment of God or the Hour (of Doom) came upon you, would you call to any other than God? Answer, if you are men of truth."
Ayat 41 - No: You will call to Him alone; and He will, if He please, remove (the distress) for which you had called Him; and forget those you associate as compeers (with Him)
Ayat 42 - We have indeed sent (apostles) to many a people before you, and inflicted upon them hardships and afflictions so that they might submit.
Ayat 43 - Then why did they not submit when Our punishment came upon them? But their hearts were hardened, and Satan made things they were doing look attractive to them.
Ayat 44 - When they had become oblivious of what they were warned, We opened wide the gates of everything to them; yet as they rejoiced at what they were given, We caught them unawares, and they were filled with despair.
Ayat 45 - Thus were the wicked people rooted out of existence to the last. All praise be to God, the Lord of all the worlds.
Ayat 46 - Say: "Imagine if God takes away your hearing and sight, and sets a seal on your hearts, what deity other than God will restore them to you?" See how We inflect Our signs: Even then they turn aside.
Ayat 47 - Say: "Imagine if the punishment of God were to come unawares, or openly, who will perish but the evil-doers?"
Ayat 48 - We do not send apostles but to give good tidings and to warn. Then those who believe or reform will have neither fear nor regret.
Ayat 49 - But those who deny Our messages will be seized by nemesis for being disobedient.
Ayat 50 - Tell them: "I do not say that I possess the treasures of God, or have knowledge of the Unknown, or that I am an angel. I only follow what is sent down to me." And say: "How can a blind man and a man who can see, be alike? Will you not reflect?"
Ayat 51 - Warn those who fear, through this (Qur´an), that they will be gathered before their Lord, and they will have none to protect or intercede for them apart from Him. They may haply take heed for themselves.
Ayat 52 - Do not turn away those who supplicate their Lord morning and evening, seeking His magnificence. You are not accountable for them in the least, nor they for you at all. If you drive them away you will only be unjust.
Ayat 53 - Thus do We try men through one another so that they may ask: "Are these the ones of all of us who have been favoured by God?" Does God not know who are the grateful?
Ayat 54 - When those who believe in Our revelations come to you, say to them: "Peace on you." Your Lord has prescribed grace for Himself, so that in case one of you commits evil out of ignorance, then feels repentant and reforms, He may be forgiving and kind.
Ayat 55 - Thus distinctly do We explain Our signs that the way of sinners may become distinct.
Ayat 56 - Tell them: "I am forbidden to worship those you invoke apart from God." And say: "I will not follow your wishes. If I do, I shall be lost and not be one of those who follow the right path."
Ayat 57 - Tell them: "A clear proof has come to me from my Lord, and Him you deny. But what you wish to be hastened is not within my power. The judgement is only God´s. He unfolds the Truth, and is the best of judges."
Ayat 58 - Say: "If what you wish to be hastened were in my power, all matters between you and me would have been settled; God is cognisant of those who are unjust."
Ayat 59 - He has the keys of the Unknown. No one but He has knowledge; He knows what is on the land and in the sea. Not a leaf falls without His knowledge, nor a grain in the darkest (recess) of the earth, nor any thing green or seared that is not recorded in the open book (of nature).
Ayat 60 - It is He indeed who sends you to death at night, and knows what you do in the day, then makes you rise with it again in order that the fixed term of life be fulfilled. Then to Him you will be returned when He will tell you what you did.
Ayat 61 - He has power over His creatures, and appoints guardians to watch over them. When death comes to one of you, Our messengers take away his soul, and do not falter.
Ayat 62 - Then they are taken to God, their real lord and master. His indeed is the judgement; and He is swift at reckoning.
Ayat 63 - Ask: "Who is it who comes to your rescue in the darkness of the desert and the sea, and whom you supplicate humbly and unseen: ´If You deliver us from this, we shall indeed he grateful?´
Ayat 64 - Say: "God delivers you from this and every calamity. Even then you ascribe compeers (to Him)!"
Ayat 65 - Say: "He has power to send you retribution from the skies above, or the earth beneath your feet, or confound you with divisions among you, and give one the taste of the vengeance of the other." See, how distinctly We explain Our signs that they may understand.
Ayat 66 - This (Book) has been called by your people a falsehood though it is the truth. Say: "I am not a warden over you."
Ayat 67 - A time is fixed for every prophecy; you will come to know in time.
Ayat 68 - When you see them argue about Our messages, withdraw from their company until they begin to talk of other things. In case the Devil makes you forget, leave the company of these unjust people the moment you remember this.
Ayat 69 - As for the heedful and devout, they are not accountable for them, but should give advice: They may haply come to fear God.
Ayat 70 - Leave those alone who have made a sport and frolic of their faith, and have been seduced by the life of this world. Remind them hereby lest a man is doomed for what he has done. He will have none to help him, or intercede for him, other than God; and even if he offer all the ransoms they will not be accepted from him. They are those who will be destroyed by their own acts. There will be scalding water to drink for them and painful punishment, for they had disbelieved.
Ayat 71 - Say: ´Should we call in place of God one who can neither help nor do us harm, and turn back after having been guided by God, like a man beguiled by the devils who wanders perplexed in the wilderness while his friends call him back to the right path, saying: ´Come to us, this way?´ Say: "God´s guidance is (true) guidance, and we have been commanded to submit to the Lord of all the worlds.
Ayat 72 - Observe (your) devotional obligations and fear (God), for it is He before whom you will be gathered (in the end)."
Ayat 73 - It is He who created the heavens and the earth with a definite purpose. The day He will say "Be, " it will be. His word is the truth, His alone the power on the Day when the blast of the trumpet will be sounded. He knows the hidden and the visible. He is all-prudent and all-knowing.
Ayat 74 - Remember when Abraham said to Azar, his father: "Why do you take idols for God? I certainly find you and your people in error."
Ayat 75 - Thus We showed to Abraham the visible and invisible world of the heavens and the earth, that he could be among those who believe.
Ayat 76 - When the night came with her covering of darkness he saw a star, and (Azar, his father) said: "This is my Lord." But when the star set, (Abraham) said: "I love not those that wane."
Ayat 77 - When (Azar) saw the moon rise all aglow, he said: "This is my Lord." But even as the moon set, (Abraham) said: "If my Lord had not shown me the way I would surely have gone astray."
Ayat 78 - When (Azar) saw the sun rise all resplendent, he said: "My Lord is surely this, and the greatest of them all." But the sun also set, and (Abraham) said: "O my people, I am through with those you associate (with God).
Ayat 79 - I have truly turned my face towards Him who created the heavens and the earth: I have chosen one way and am not an idolater."
Ayat 80 - His people argued, and he said: "Do you argue with me about God? He has guided me already, and I fear not what you associate with Him, unless my Lord wills, for held within the knowledge of my Lord is everything. Will you not reflect?
Ayat 81 - And why should I fear those you associate with Him when you fear not associating others with God for which He has sent down no sanction? Tell me, whose way is the way of peace, if you have the knowledge?
Ayat 82 - They alone have peace who believe and do not intermix belief with denial, and are guided on the right path."
Ayat 83 - This is the argument We gave to Abraham against his people. We exalt whosoever We please in rank by degrees. Your Lord is wise and all-knowing.
Ayat 84 - And We gave him Isaac and Jacob and guided them, as We had guided Noah before them, and of his descendants, David and Solomon and Job and Joseph and Moses and Aaron. Thus We reward those who are upright and do good.
Ayat 85 - Zachariah and John We guided, and guided Jesus and Elias who were all among the upright.
Ayat 86 - We gave guidance to Ishmael, Elisha and Jonah and Lot; And We favoured them over the other people of the world,
Ayat 87 - As We did some of their fathers and progeny and brethren, and chose them, and showed them the right path.
Ayat 88 - This is God´s guidance: He gives among His creatures whom He will. If they had associated others with Him, surely vain would have been all they did.
Ayat 89 - Those were the people to whom We gave the Book and the Law and the Prophethood. But if they reject these things We shall entrust them to a people who will not deny.
Ayat 90 - Those were the people who were guided by God; so follow their way. Say: "I ask no recompense of you for this. It is but a reminder for all the people of the world."
Ayat 91 - But they failed to make a just estimation of God when they said: "He did not reveal to any man any thing." Ask them: "Who then revealed the Book that Moses brought, -- a guidance and light for men, -- which you treat as sheafs of paper, which you display, yet conceal a great deal, though through it you were taught things you did not know before, nor even your fathers knew?" Say: "God," and leave them to the sport of engaging in vain discourse.
Ayat 92 - And this (Qur´an) is another Book that We have revealed, blessed, affirming the earlier (revelations), so that you may warn the people of (Makkah) the town of towns, and those who live around it. Those who believe in the life to come shall believe in it and be watchful of their moral obligations.
Ayat 93 - Who is more vile than he who slanders God of falsehood, or says: "Revelation came to me," when no such revelation came to him; or one who claims: "I can reveal the like of what has been sent down by God?" If you could see the evil creatures in the agony of death with the angels thrusting forward their hands (saying): "Yield up your souls: This day you will suffer ignominious punishment for uttering lies about God and rejecting His signs with arrogance."
Ayat 94 - "You have come before Us all alone," (God will say), "as when you were created first, leaving behind all that We had bestowed on you. We do not see your intercessors with you who, you imagined, had partnership with you. Shattered lie your ties with them now, and gone are the claims you made. "
Ayat 95 - Indeed it is God who splits up the seed and the kernel, and brings forth the living from the dead, the dead from the living. This is God: So whither do you stray?
Ayat 96 - He ushers in the dawn, and made the night for rest, the sun and moon a computation. Such is the measure appointed by Him, the omnipotent and all-wise.
Ayat 97 - It is He who made the stars by which you reckon your way through the darkness of the desert and the sea. Distinct have We made Our signs for those who recognise.
Ayat 98 - It is He who produced you from a single cell, and appointed a place of sojourning, (the womb of the mother), and a place of depositing, (the grave). How clear have We made Our signs for those who understand.
Ayat 99 - It is He who sends down water from the skies, and brings out of it everything that grows, the green foliage, the grain lying close, the date palm trees with clusters of dates, and the gardens of grapes, and of olives and pomegranates, so similar yet so unlike. Look at the fruits, how they appear on the trees, and they ripen. In all these are signs for those who believe.
Ayat 100 - Yet they ascribe to jinns a partnership with God, although He created them; and they ascribe to Him sons and daughters, without possessing any knowledge. All praise be to Him. He is much too exalted for things they associate (with Him).
Ayat 101 - Creator of the heavens and the earth from nothingness, how could He have a son when He has no mate? He created all things, and has knowledge of all things.
Ayat 102 - This is God, your Lord; there is no god but He, the creator of all things. So pay homage to Him, for He takes care of everything.
Ayat 103 - No eyes can penetrate Him, but He penetrates all eyes, and He knows all the mysteries, for He is all-knowing.
Ayat 104 - To you have come signs from your Lord, (and the light of understanding). So any one who sees (and understands) does so for himself, and any one who turns blind shall suffer the consequences alone. (Say:) "I am not a guardian over you (to make you understand)."
Ayat 105 - Thus in varied ways We explain Our signs so that they may say: "You have been instructed," and that We might make it clear to those who understand.
Ayat 106 - So follow what is sent down to you by your Lord, for homage is due to no one but God, and turn away from idolaters.
Ayat 107 - Had He willed they would not have been idolaters. We have not appointed you their guardian, nor are you their pleader.
Ayat 108 - Do not revile those who invoke others apart from God, lest they begin to revile God out of malice and ignorance. We have made attractive their deeds to every people. They have to go back to their Lord, when He will tell them what they used to do.
Ayat 109 - They solemnly swear by God: "If a sign comes to us we shall certainly believe in it." Tell them: "The signs are with God." Yet for all you know they will not believe if the signs came to them.
Ayat 110 - We shall turn their hearts and their eyes, for they did not believe them at the very first, and leave them to wander perplexed in bewilderment.
Ayat 111 - Even if We send down the angels to them, and the dead should speak to them, and We gather all things before their eyes, they will not believe, unless God should will, for most of them are ignorant.
Ayat 112 - That is how We have made for each apostle opponents, the satans among men and jinns, who inspire one another with deceitful talk. But if your Lord had willed they would not have done so. Pay no attention to them and to what they fabricate.
Ayat 113 - Let those who do not believe in the life to come, listen to it and be pleased with it, and let them gain what they may gain.
Ayat 114 - (Say): "Then should I seek (the source of) law elsewhere than God, when it is He who has revealed this Book to you, which distinctly explains (everything)?" Those to whom We have given the Book know it has been sent by your Lord in truth. So be not a sceptic.
Ayat 115 - Perfected are the laws of your Lord in truth and justice, and there is no changing His laws. He is all-hearing and all-knowing.
Ayat 116 - If you follow the majority of people on the earth, they will lead you astray from the path of God, for they follow only conjecture and surmise.
Ayat 117 - Your Lord surely knows those who have strayed from his path, and knows those who are rightly guided.
Ayat 118 - Eat only that over which the name of God has been pronounced, if you truly believe in His commands.
Ayat 119 - And why should you not eat of that over which the name of God has been pronounced, when He has made it distinctly clear what is forbidden, unless you are constrained to do so. Surely many (men) mislead others into following their vain desires through lack of knowledge. Your Lord certainly knows the transgressors.
Ayat 120 - Discard both the visible and invisible sin. For those who sin will be punished for what they have done.
Ayat 121 - Do not eat of that over which God´s name has not been pronounced, for that would amount to exceeding the limits of law. Certainly the devils inspire their proteges to dispute with you: If you obey them, you will surely become an idolater.
Ayat 122 - Can he who was lifeless, to whom We gave life, and gave him a light in whose glow he walks among men, be like him who is used to darkness from which he can never emerge? Thus have been their doings made attractive to unbelievers.
Ayat 123 - And thus have We placed in every city the greatest of the sinners to contrive and deceive; yet they contrive against no one but themselves even though they do not know.
Ayat 124 - Every time a sign comes to them they say: "We shall never believe till what God´s apostles had been given comes to us." God knows best where to direct His messages. A degradation will befall the sinners and chastisement from God for deceiving.
Ayat 125 - Thus God guides whomsoever He please by opening wide his breast to surrender; and Straitens the breasts of those He allows to go astray, (who feel suffocated) as if they were ascending the skies. Thus will God punish those who do not believe.
Ayat 126 - This is the straight path of your Lord. Distinct have We made Our signs for those who reflect.
Ayat 127 - For them is an abode of peace with their Lord. He will be their defender as reward for what they did.
Ayat 128 - On the day He will gather them together, (He will say:) "O you assembly of jinns, you made great use of men." But their proteges among men will say: "O our Lord, we lived a life of mutual gain, but have now reached the term You ordained for us." "Your abode is Hell," He will say, "where you will dwell for ever, unless God please otherwise." Verily your Lord is wise and all-knowing.
Ayat 129 - Thus do We place some sinners over others as requital for their deeds.
Ayat 130 - O you assembly of jinns and men, did not apostles come to you from among you, communicating My signs to you, bringing warnings of this your day (of Doom)?" They will answer: "We bear witness to our sins." They were surely deluded by the life of the world, and bore witness against themselves because they were unbelievers.
Ayat 131 - And this (so that it may be clear) that your Lord does not destroy towns and cities arbitrarily while the citizens remain unaware.
Ayat 132 - Every one has his place according to his deeds, for your Lord is not negligent of what you do.
Ayat 133 - Your Lord is all-sufficient and full of benevolence. He can take you away if He please, and make whom He will succeed you, as He had raised you from the progeny of others.
Ayat 134 - The promise that was made to you is bound to be fulfilled. It is not in your power to defeat it.
Ayat 135 - Tell them: "O my people, go on acting on your part, I am acting on mine. You will soon know whose is the guerdon of life to come." The wicked will not succeed.
Ayat 136 - They allocate a share from God´s own created fields and cattle to God, and they say: "This is God´s" -- or so they think -- "and that, of the compeers of God," so that what belongs to the compeers does not reach God, but that which is God´s may reach the compeers (set up by them). How bad is the judgement that they make!
Ayat 137 - In the same way have their companions shown many unbelievers the killing of their children as desirable in order to ruin them and falsify their faith. If God had so willed they would never have done so. Leave them to their falsehoods.
Ayat 138 - They also say: "These cattle and these crops are consecrated. None may eat of them other than those we permit," -- so they assert. "And the use of these cattle is forbidden for carrying burden." They do not pronounce the name of God on certain animals, inventing lies against Him. He will punish them for what they fabricate.
Ayat 139 - And they say: "Whatever is in the wombs of these cattle is only meant for men and forbidden our women; but in case it should be still-born both could eat it." God will punish them for what they assert. He is all-wise and all-knowing.
Ayat 140 - They will surely perish who kill their offspring in ignorance foolhardily, and forbid the food that God has given them by fabricating lies against God. Misguided are they surely, and will never come to guidance.
Ayat 141 - It is He who grew the gardens, trellised and bowered, and palm trees and land sown with corn and many other seeds, and olives and pomegranates, alike and yet unlike. So eat of their fruit when they are in fruit, and give on the day of harvesting His due, and do not be extravagant, for God does not love those who are prodigal.
Ayat 142 - He has created beasts of burden and cattle for slaughter. So eat of what God has given you for food, and do not walk in the footsteps of Satan who is surely your declared enemy.
Ayat 143 - There are eight pairs, two of the species of sheep and two of goats. Ask them which has He forbidden, the two males or the two females, or what the females carry in their wombs? Produce the sanction if you are truthful.
Ayat 144 - And there are two of camels and two of oxen. Ask them: "Which has He forbidden, the two males or the two females, or what the females carry in their wombs?" Were you present at the time God issued this command?" Who then could be more wicked than he who fabricates a lie and ascribes it to God to mislead men, without any knowledge? God does not guide the miscreants.
Ayat 145 - You tell them: "In all the commands revealed to me I find nothing which men have been forbidden to eat except carrion and running blood and flesh of the swine for it is unclean, or meat consecrated in the name of some other than God, which is profane. But if one is constrained to eat of these without craving or reverting to it, then surely your Lord is forgiving and kind."
Ayat 146 - We made unlawful for the Jews all animals with claws or nails, and the fat of the oxen and sheep, except that on their backs or their intestines, or which remains attached to their bones. This was the punishment for their insubordination; and what We say is true.
Ayat 147 - If they call you a liar, tell them infinite is the mercy of your Lord; but His vengeance will not be turned back from the sinners.
Ayat 148 - But the idolaters say: "If God had so willed we would not have associated (others with Him), nor would have our fathers, nor would we have forbidden any thing." So had others denied before them, and had to taste Our punishment in the end. Ask them: "Have you any knowledge? Then display it. You follow nothing but conjecture, and are nothing but liars."
Ayat 149 - Say: "To God belongs the consummate argument. Had He willed He would surely have guided all of you aright."
Ayat 150 - Tell them: "Bring your witnesses to testify that God has forbidden this (and this)." Then even if they testify, you should not testify with them; and do not follow the wishes of those who deny Our signs and believe not in the Hereafter, and make others the equal of their Lord.
Ayat 151 - Tell them: "Come, I will read out what your Lord has made binding on you: That you make none the equal of God, and be good to your parents, and do not abandon your children out of poverty, for We give you food and We shall provide for them; and avoid what is shameful, whether open or hidden, and do not take a life which God has forbidden, unless for some just cause. These things has God enjoined on you. Haply you may understand.
Ayat 152 - Do not spend the belongings of the orphans but for their betterment, until they come of age; and give in full measure, and weigh justly on the balance. God does not burden a soul beyond capacity. When you say a thing, let it be just, even though the matter relate to a relative of yours, and fulfil a promise made to God. These are the things that He has enjoined that you may take heed.
Ayat 153 - (He has further commanded:) ´This is My straight path, so walk along it, and do not follow other ways, lest you should turn away from the right one.´ All this has He commanded. You may perhaps take heed for yourselves."
Ayat 154 - To that end We gave the Book to Moses, a perfect law, distinctly explaining all things, and a guidance and grace, so that they should believe in the meeting with their Lord.
Ayat 155 - Blessed is this Book We have revealed; so follow it and preserve yourself from evil that you may qualify for grace,
Ayat 156 - Lest you say: "The Book that was sent before was meant only for two groups; we were not aware of their teachings;"
Ayat 157 - Or that: "Had the Book been sent down to us we would surely have been guided better than they." So you have now received from your Lord a clear proof and a guidance and grace. Then who is more wicked than he who denies the signs of God and turns away from them? We shall punish those severely who turn away: A requital indeed for having turned aside.
Ayat 158 - What are the people waiting for? For the angels to come down, or your Lord to appear, or some signs from your Lord? The day when certain signs appear from your Lord, the embracing of faith shall not be of any avail to one who did not come to belief at first, or who did not perform good deeds by virtue of his faith. Tell them: "Wait on, we are waiting too (for the good and evil to become distinct)."
Ayat 159 - As for those who have created schisms in their order, and formed different sects, you have no concern with them. Their affair is with God. He will tell them the truth of what they were doing.
Ayat 160 - He who does a good deed will receive ten times its worth; and he who does evil will be requited to an equal degree; and no one will be wronged.
Ayat 161 - Tell them: "My Lord has directed me to a path that is straight, a supreme law, the creed of Abraham the upright who was not an idolater."
Ayat 162 - Tell them: "My service and sacrifice, my life and my death, are all of them for God, the creator and Lord of all the worlds.
Ayat 163 - No equal has He, I am commanded (to declare), and that I am the first to submit."
Ayat 164 - Say: "Shall I search for another lord apart from God when He is the only Lord of all and everything?" Each soul earns (what it earns) for itself, and no man shall bear another´s burden. You have to go back to your Lord in the end when He will tell you about the things you disputed.
Ayat 165 - It is He who made you trustees on the earth, and exalted some in rank over others in order to try you by what He has given you. Indeed your Lord´s retribution is swift, yet He is forgiving and kind.