2d. Al-Baqarah (151 to 200)
Even as We have sent unto you a messenger from among
you , who reciteth unto you Our revelations and causeth you…
Even as We have sent unto you a messenger from among you , who reciteth unto you Our revelations and causeth you to grow , and teacheth you the Scripture and wisdom , and teacheth you that which ye knew not . '
Therefore remember Me , I will remember you . Give thanks to Me , and reject not Me .
O ye who believe! Seek help in steadfastness , and prayer . Lo! Allah is with the steadfast .
And call not those who are slain in the way of Allah "dead . " Nay , they are living , only ye perceive not .
And surely We shall try you with something of fear and hunger , and loss of wealth and lives and crops ; but give glad tidings to the steadfast ,
Who say , when a misfortune striketh them : Lo! we are Allah ' s and Lo! unto Him we are returning .
Such are they on whom are blessings from their Lord , and mercy . Such are the rightly guided .
Lo! ( the mountains ) Al-Safa and Al-Marwah are among the indications of Allah . It is therefore no sin for him who is on pilgrimage to the House ( of God ) or visiteth it , to go around them ( as the pagan custom is ) . And he who doeth good of his own accord ( for him ) , Lo! Allah is Responsive , Aware .
Those who hide the proofs and the guidance which We revealed , after We had made it clear in the Scripture : such are accursed of Allah and accursed of those who have the power to curse .
Except such of them as repent and amend and make manifest ( the truth ) . These it is toward whom I relent . I am the Relenting , the Merciful .
Lo! those who disbelieve , and die while they are disbelievers ; on them is the curse of Allah and of angels and of men combined .
They ever dwell therein . The doom will not be lightened for them , neither will they be reprieved .
Your God is One God ; there is no God save Him , the Beneficent , the Merciful .
Lo! in the creation of the heavens and the earth , and the difference of night and day , and the ships which run upon the sea with that which is of use to men , and the water which Allah sendeth down from the sky , thereby reviving the earth after its death , and dispersing all kinds of beasts therein , and ( in ) the ordinance of the winds , and the clouds obedient between heaven and earth : are signs ( of Allah ' s sovereignty ) for people who have sense .
Yet of mankind are some who take unto themselves objects of worship which they set as ) rivals to Allah , loving them with a love like ( that which is the due ) of Allah ( only ) Those who believe are stauncher in their love for Allah , that those who do evil had but known , ( on the day ) when they behold the doom , that power belongeth wholly to Allah , and that Allah is severe in punishment!
( On the day ) when those who were followed disown those who followed ( them ) , and they behold the doom , and all their aims collapse with them .
And those who were but followers will say : If a return were possible for us , we would disown them even as they have disowned us . Thus will Allah show them their own deeds as anguish for them , and they will not emerge from the Fire .
O mankind! Eat of that which is lawful and wholesome in the earth , and follow not the footsteps of the devil . Lo! he is an open enemy for you .
He enjoineth upon you only the evil and the foul , and that ye should tell concerning Allah that which ye know not .
And when it is said unto them : Follow that which Allah hath revealed , they say : We follow that wherein we found our fathers . What! Even though their fathers were wholly unintelligent and had no guidance?
The likeness of those who disbelieve ( in relation to the messenger ) is as the likeness of one who calleth unto that which heareth naught except a shout and cry . Deaf , dumb , blind , therefore they have no sense .
O ye who believe! Eat of the good things wherewith We have provided you , and render thanks to Allah if it is ( indeed ) He whom ye worship .
He hath forbidden you only carrion , and blood , and swineflesh , and that which hath been immolated to ( the name of ) any other than Allah . But he who is driven by necessity , neither craving nor transgressing , it is no sin for him . Lo! Allah is Forgiving , Merciful .
Lo! those who hide aught of the Scripture which Allah hath revealed , and purchase a small gain therewith , they eat into their bellies nothing else than fire . Allah will not speak to them on the Day of Resurrection , nor will He make them grow . Theirs will be a painful doom .
Those are they who purchase error at the price of guidance , and torment at the price of pardon . How constant are they in their strife to reach the Fire!
That is because Allah hath revealed the Scripture with the truth . Lo! those who find ( a cause of ) disagreement in the Scripture are in open schism .
It is not righteousness that ye turn your faces to the East and the West ; but righteous is he who believeth in Allah and the Last Day and the angels and the Scripture and the Prophets ; and giveth his wealth , for love of Him , to kinsfolk and to orphans and the needy and the wayfarer and to those who ask , and to set slaves free ; and observeth proper worship and payeth the poor due . And those who keep their treaty when they make one , and the patient in tribulation and adversity and time of stress . Such are they who are sincere . Such are the God fearing .
O ye who believe! Retaliation is prescribed for you in the matter of the murdered ; the freeman for the freeman , and the slave for the slave , and the female for the female . And for him who is forgiven somewhat by his ( injured ) brother , prosecution according to usage and payment unto him in kindness . This is an alleviation and a mercy from your Lord . He who transgresseth after this will have a painful doom .
And there is life for you in retaliation , O men of understanding , that ye may ward off ( evil ) .
It is prescribed for you , when one of you approacheth death , if he leave wealth , that he bequeath unto parents and near relatives in kindness . ( This is ) a duty for all those who ward off ( evil ) .
And whoso changeth ( the will ) after he hath heard it the sin thereof is only upon those who change it . Lo! Allah is Hearer , Knower .
But he who feareth from a testator some unjust or sinful clause , and maketh peace between the parties , ( it shall be ) no sin for him . Lo! Allah is Forgiving , Merciful .
Ya ayyuha allatheena amanoo kutiba AAalaykumu alssiyamu kama kutiba AAala allatheena min qablikum laAAallakum tattaqoona O ye who believe! Fasting is prescribed for you , even as it was prescribed for those before you , that ye may ward off evil ) ;
( Fast ) a certain number of days ; and ( for ) him who is sick among you , or on a journey , ( the same ) number of other days ; and for those who can afford it there is a ransom : the feeding of a man in need . But whoso doeth good of his own accord , it is better for him : and that ye fast is better for you if ye did but know
The month of Ramadan in which was revealed the quran_en , a guidance for mankind , and clear proofs of the guidance , and the Criterion ( of right and wrong ) . And whosoever of you is present , let him fast the month , and whosoever of you is sick or on a journey , ( let him fast the same ) number of other days . Allah desireth for you ease ; He desireth not hardship for you ; and ( He desireth ) that ye should complete the period , and that ye should magnify Allah for having guided you , and that peradventure ye may be thankful .
And when My servant question thee concerning Me , then surely I am nigh . I answer the prayer of the suppliant when he crieth unto Me . So let them bear My call and let them trust in Me , in order that they may be led aright .
It is made lawful for you to go unto your wives on the night of the fast . They are raiment for you and ye are raiment for them . Allah is aware that ye were deceiving yourselves in this respect and He hath turned in mercy toward you and relieved you . So hold intercourse with them and seek that which Allah hath ordained for you , and eat and drink until the white thread becometh distinct to you from the black thread of the dawn . Then strictly observe the fast till nightfall and touch them not , but be at your devotions in the mosques . These are the limits imposed by Allah , so approach them not . Thus Allah expoundeth His revelations to mankind that they may ward off ( evil ) .
And eat not up your property among yourselves in vanity , nor seek by it to gain the hearing of the judges that ye may knowingly devour a portion of the property of others wrongfully .
They ask thee , ( O Muhammad ) , of new moons . Say : They are fixed seasons for mankind and for the pilgrimage . It is not righteousness that ye go to houses by the backs there of ( as do the idolaters at certain seasons ) , but the righteous man is he who wardeth off ( evil ) . So go to houses by the gates thereof , and observe your duty to Allah , that ye may be successful
Fight in the way of Allah against those who fight against you , but begin not hostilities . Lo! Allah loveth not , aggressors .
And slay them wherever ye find them , and drive them out of the places whence they drove you out , for persecution is worse than slaughter . And fight not with them at the Inviolable Place of Worship until they first attack you there , but if they attack you ( there ) then slay them . Such is the reward of disbelievers .
But if they desist , then lo! Allah is Forgiving , Merciful .
And fight them until persecution is no more , and religion is for Allah . But if they desist , then let there be no hostility except against wrongdoers .
The forbidden month for the forbidden month , and forbidden things in retaliation . And one who attacketh you , attack him like manner as he attacked you . Observe your duty to Allah , and know that Allah is with those who ward off ( evil ) .
Spend your wealth for the cause of Allah , and be not cast by your own hands to ruin ; and do good . Lo! Allah loveth the beneficent
Perform the pilgrimage and the visit ( to Mecca ) for Allah . And if ye are prevented , then send such gifts as can be obtained with ease , and shave not your heads until the gifts have reached their destination . And whoever among you is sick or hath an ailment of the head must pay a ransom of fasting or alms giving or offering . And if ye are in safety , then whosoever contenteth himself with the Visit for the Pilgrimage ( shall give ) such gifts as can be had with ease . And whosoever cannot find ( such gifts , then a fast of three days while on the pilgrimage , and of seven when ye have returned ; that is , ten in all . That is for him whose folk are not present at the Inviolable Place of Worship . Observe your duty to Allah , and know that Allah is severe in punishment .
The pilgrimage is ( in ) the well known months , and whoever is minded to perform the pilgrimage therein ( let him remember that ) there is ( to be ) no lewdness nor abuse nor angry conversation on the pilgrimage . And whatsoever good ye do Allah knoweth it . So make provision for yourselves ( here after ) ; for the best provision is to ward off evil . Therefore keep your duty unto Me , O men of understanding .
It is no sin for you that ye seek the bounty of your Lord ( by trading ) . But , when ye press on in the multitude from Arafat , remember Allah by the sacred monument . Remember Him as He hath guided you , although before ye were of those astray .
Then hasten onward from the place whence the multitude hasteneth onward , and ask forgiveness of Allah . Lo! Allah is Forgiving , Merciful .
And when ye have completed your devotions , then remember Allah as ye remember your fathers or with a more lively remembrance . But of mankind is he who saith : "our Lord! Give unto us in the world , " and he hath no portion in the Hereafter .