2f. Al-Baqarah (251 to 286)
Alif . Lam . Mim ., Allah! There is no God save Him , the Alive , the Eternal ., He hath revealed unto thee ( Muhammad ) the Scripture with truth , confirming that which was ( revealed ) before it , even as He revealed the Torah and the Gospel
Alif . Lam . Mim .
Allah! There is no God save Him , the Alive , the Eternal .
He hath revealed unto thee ( Muhammad ) the Scripture with truth , confirming that which was ( revealed ) before it , even as He revealed the Torah and the Gospel
Aforetime , for a guidance to mankind ; and hath revealed the Criterion ( of right and wrong ) . Lo! those who disbelieve the revelations of Allah , theirs will be a heavy doom . Allah is Mighty , Able to Requite ( the wrong ) .
Lo! nothing in the earth or in the heavens is hidden from Allah .
He it is who fashioneth you in the wombs as pleaseth Him . There is no God save Him , the Almighty , the Wise .
He it is Who hath revealed unto thee ( Muhammad ) the Scripture wherein are clear revelations . They are the substance of the Book . and others ( which are ) allegorical . But those in whose hearts is doubt pursue , forsooth , that which is allegorical seeking ( to cause ) dissension by seeking to explain it . None knoweth its explanation save Allah . And those who are of sound instruction say : We believe therein ; the whole is from our Lord ; but only men of understanding really heed .
Our Lord! Cause not our hearts to stray after Thou hast guided us , and bestow upon us mercy from Thy Presence . Lo! Thou , only Thou art the Bestower .
Our Lord! it is Thou Who gatherest mankind together to a Day of which there is no doubt . Lo! Allah faileth not to keep the tryst .
( On that day ) neither the riches not the progeny of those who disbelieve will aught avail them with Allah . They will be fuel for fire .
Like Pharaoh ' s folk and those who were before them , they disbelieved Our revelations and so Allah seized them for their sins . And Allah is severe in punishment .
Say ( O Muhammad ) unto those who disbelieve : Ye shall be overcome and gathered unto Hell , an evil resting place .
There was a token for you in two hosts which met : one army fighting in the way of Allah , and another disbelieving , whom they saw as twice their number , clearly , with their very eyes . Thus Allah strengtheneth with His succour whom He will . Lo! herein verily is a lesson for those who have eyes .
Beautified for mankind is love of the joys ( that come ) from women and offspring , and stored up heaps of gold and silver , and horses branded ( with their mark ) , and cattle and land . That is comfort of the life of the world . Allah! With Him is a more excellent abode .
Say : Shall I inform you of something better than that? For those who keep from evil , with their Lord , are Gardens underneath which rivers flow , and pure companions , and contentment from Allah . Allah is Seer of His bondmen ,
Those who say : Our Lord! Lo! we believe . So forgive us our sins and guard us from the punishment of Fire ;
The steadfast , and the truthful , and the obedient , those who spend ( and hoard not ) , those who pray for pardon in the watches of the night .
Allah ( Himself ) is witness that there is no God save Him . And the angels and the men of learning ( too are witness ) . Maintaining His creation in justice , there is no God save Him , the Almighty , the Wise .
Lo! religion with Allah ( is ) The Surrender ( to His will and guidance ) . Those who ( formerly ) received the Scripture differed only after knowledge came unto them , through transgression among themselves . Whoso disbelieveth the revelations of Allah ( will find that ) Lo! Allah is swift at reckoning .
And if they argue with thee , ( O Muhammad ) , say : I have surrendered my purpose to Allah and ( so have ) those who follow me . And say unto those who have received the Scripture and those who read not : Have ye ( too ) surrendered? If they surrender , then truly they are rightly guided , and if they turn away , then it is thy duty only to convey the message ( unto them ) . Allah is Seer of ( His ) bondmen .
Lo! those who disbelieve the revelations of Allah , and slay the Prophets wrongfully , and slay those of mankind who enjoin equity : promise them a painful doom .
Those are they whose works have failed in the world and the Hereafter ; and they have no helpers .
Hast thou not seen how those who have received the Scripture invoke the Scripture of Allah ( in their disputes ) that it may judge between them ; then a faction of them turn away , being opposed ( to it ) ?
That is because they say : The Fire will not touch us save for a certain number of days . That which they used to invent hath deceived them regarding their religion .
How ( will it be with them ) when We have brought them all together to a Day of which there is no doubt , when every soul will be paid in full what it hath earned , and they will not be wronged .
Say : O Allah! Owner of Sovereignty! Thou givest sovereignty unto whom Thou wilt , and Thou withdrawest sovereignty from whom Thou wilt . Thou exaltest whom Thou wilt and Thou abasest whom Thou wilt . In Thy hand is the good . Lo! Thou art Able to do all things .
Thou causest the night to pass into the day , and Thou causest the day to pass into the night . And Thou bringest forth the living from the dead , and Thou bringest forth the dead from the living . And Thou givest sustenance to whom Thou choosest , without stint .
Let not the believers take disbelievers for their friends in preference to believers . Whoso doeth that hath no connection with Allah unless ( it be ) that ye but guard yourselves against them , taking ( as it were ) security . Allah biddeth you beware ( only ) of Himself . Unto Allah is the journeying .
Say , ( O Muhammad ) : Whether ye hide that which is in your breasts or reveal it , Allah knoweth it . He knoweth that which is in the heavens and that which is in the earth , and Allah is Able to do all things .
On the day when every soul will find itself confronted with all that it hath done of good and all ' that it hath done of evil ( every soul ) will long that there might be a mighty apace of distance between it and that ( evil ) . Allah biddeth you beware of Him . And Allah is full of pity for ( His ) bondmen .
Say , ( O Muhammad , to mankind ) : If ye love Allah , follow me ; Allah will love you and forgive you your sins . Allah is Forgiving , Merciful .
Say : Obey Allah and the messenger . But if they turn away , Lo! Allah loveth not the disbelievers ( in His guidance ) .
Lo! Allah preferred Adam and Noah and the Family of Abraham and the Family of ' Imran above ( all His ) creatures .
They were descendants one of another . Allah is Hearer , Knower .
( Remember ) when the wife of Imran said : My Lord I have vowed unto Thee that which is in my belly as a consecrated ( offering ) . Accept it from me . Lo! Thou , only Thou , art the Hearer , the Knower!
And when she was delivered she said : My Lord! Lo! I am delivered of a female . Allah knew best of what she was delivered . the male is not as the female ; and Lo! I have named her Mary , and Lo! I crave Thy protection for her and for her offspring from Satan the outcast .
And her Lord accepted her with full acceptance and vouchsafed to her a goodly growth ; and made Zachariah her guardian . Whenever Zachariah went into the sanctuary where she was , he found that she had food . He said : O Mary! Whence cometh unto thee this ( food ) ? She answered : It is from Allah . Allah giveth without stint to whom He will .
Then Zachariah prayed unto his Lord and said : My Lord! Bestow upon me of Thy bounty goodly offspring . Lo! Thou an the Hearer of Prayer .
And the angels called to him as he stood praying in the sanctuary : Allah giveth thee glad tidings of ( a son whose name is ) John , ( who cometh ) to confirm a word from Allah , lordly , chaste , a Prophet of the righteous .
He said : My Lord! How can I have a son when age hath overtaken me already and my wife is barren? ( The angel ) answered : So ( it will be ) . Allah doeth what He will .
He said : My Lord! Appoint a token for me . ( The angel ) said : The token unto thee ( shall be ) that thou shalt not speak unto mankind three days except by signs . Remember thy Lord much , and praise ( Him ) in the early hours of night and morning .
And when the angels said : O Mary! Lo! Allah hath chosen thee and made thee pure , and hath preferred thee above ( all ) the women of creation .
O Mary! Be obedient to thy Lord , prostrate thyself and bow with those who bow ( in worship ) .
This is of the tidings of things hidden . We reveal it unto thee ( Mohammad ) . Thou wast not present with them when they threw their pens ( to know ) which of them should be the guardian of Mary , nor wast thou present with them when they quarrelled ( thereupon ) .
( And remember ) when the angels said : O Mary! Allah giveth thee glad tidings of a word from Him , whose name is the Messiah , Jesus , son of Mary , illustrious in the world and the Hereafter , and one of those brought near ( unto Allah ) .
He will speak unto mankind in his cradle and in his manhood , and he is of the righteous .
She said : My Lord! How can I have a child when no mortal hath touched me? He said : So ( it will be ) . Allah createth what He will . if He decreeth a thing , He saith unto it only : Be! and it is .
And He will teach him the Scripture and wisdom , and the Torah and the Gospel .
And will make him a messenger unto the children of Israel , ( saying ) : Lo! I come unto you with a sign from your Lord . Lo! I fashion for you out of clay the likeness of a bird , and I breathe into it and it is a bird , by Allah ' s leave . I heal him who was born blind , and the leper , and I raise the dead , by Allah ' s leave . And I announce unto you what ye eat and what ye store up in your houses . Lo! herein verily is a portent for you , if ye are believers .
And ( I come ) confirming that which was before me of the Torah , and to make lawful some of that which was forbidden unto you . I come unto you with a sign from your Lord , so keep your duty to Allah and obey me