Sura Al-Anam (The Cattle)
Sheikh / AbdulBaset AbdulSamad

  • In the Name of God, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful

    6:1-3 Praise be to God, Who has created the heavens and the earth, and has appointed darkness and light. Yet those who disbelieve ascribe rivals to their Lord. It is He, Who has created you from clay, and has decreed a term for you. A term is fixed with Him. Yet still you doubt! He is God in the heavens and in the earth. He knows both your secret and your utterance, and He knows what you earn.

    6:4-7 Never came there to them a revelation of the revelations of God but they did turn away from it. And they denied the truth when it came to them. But there will come to them the tidings of that which they used to deride. See they not how many a generation We destroyed before them, whom We had established in the earth more firmly than We have established you, and We shed on them abundant showers from the sky, and made the rivers flow beneath them. Yet We destroyed them for their sins, and created after them another generation. Had we sent down to you (Muhammad) (actual) writing upon parchment, so that they could feel it with their hands, those who disbelieve would have said: This is nothing else than mere magic.

    6:8-9 They say: Why has not an angel been sent down to him? If We sent down an angel, then the matter would be judged; no further time would they be allowed (for reflection). Had We appointed an angel (Our Messenger), We assuredly had made him (as) a man (that he might speak to men); and (thus) obscured for them (the truth) they (now) obscure.

    6:10-13 Messengers (of God) have been derided before you, but that of what they scoffed, surrounded such of them as they did deride. Say (to the disbelievers): Travel in the land, and see the nature of the consequence for the rejecters! Say: To whom belongs whatever is in the heavens and the earth? Say: To God. He has prescribed for Himself mercy, that He may bring you all together to a Day whereof there is no doubt. Those who ruin their own souls will not believe. To Him belongs whatsoever rests in the night and the day. He is the Hearer, the Knower.

    6:14-15 Say: Shall I choose for a protector other than God, the Originator of the heavens and the earth, who feeds and is never fed? Say: I am ordered to be the first to surrender (to Him). And be not you (O Muhammad) of the polytheists. Say: I fear, if I rebel against my Lord, the retribution of an Awful Day.

    6:16-18 He from whom (such retribution) is averted on that Day (God) has in truth had mercy on him. That will be the signal triumph. If God touches you with affliction, there is none that can relieve there from except Him, and if He touches you with good fortune (there is none that can impair it); for He is Able to do all things. He is the Omnipotent over His slaves, and He is the Wise, the Knower.

    6:19 Say (O Muhammad): What thing is of most weight in testimony? Say: God is witness between you and me. And this Quran has been inspired in me, that I may warn you and whomsoever it may reach with it. Do you in truth bear witness that there are gods beside God? Say: I bear no such witness. Say: He is only One God. Lo! I am innocent of that which you associate (with Him).

    6:20 Those to whom We gave the Scripture recognize (this Revelation) as they recognize their sons. Those who ruin their own souls will not believe.

    6:21-24 Who does greater wrong than he who invents a lie against God and denies His revelations? Lo! The wrongdoers will not be successful And on the Day We gather them together We shall say to those who ascribed partners (to God): Where are (now) those partners of your make-believe? Then will they have no contention except that they will say: By God, our Lord, we never were polytheists. See how they lie against themselves, and (how) the thing, which they devised has failed them!

    6:25-27 Of them are some who listen to you, but We have placed upon their hearts veils, lest they should understand, and in their ears a deafness. If they saw every sign they would not believe therein; to the point that, when they come to you to argue with you, the disbelievers say: This is nothing else than fables of the men of old. And they forbid (men) from it and avoid it, and they ruin none except themselves, though they perceive not. If you could see when they are set before the Fire and they say: Oh, would that we might return! Then would we not deny the revelations of our Lord but we would be of the believers!

    6:28-30 Nay, but that has become clear to them which before they used to hide. And if they were sent back they would return to that which they are forbidden. Lo! They are liars. And they say: There is nothing except our life of the world, and we shall not be raised (again). If you could see when they are set before their Lord! He will say: Is not this real? They will say: Yea, verily, by our Lord! He will say: Taste now the retribution for that you used to disbelieve.

    6:31-32 They indeed are losers who deny their meeting with God until, when the hour comes on them suddenly, they cry: Alas for us, that we neglected it! They bear upon their back their burdens. Ah, evil is that which they bear! Nothing is the life of the world except a pastime and a sport. Far better is the abode of the Hereafter for those who keep their duty (to God). Have you then no sense?

    6:33-35 We know well how their talk grieves you, though in truth they deny not you (Muhammad) but evildoers flout the revelations of God. Messengers indeed have been denied before you, and they were patient under the denial and the persecution till Our succor reached them. There is none to alter the decisions of God. Already there has reached you (somewhat) of the tidings of the Messengers (We sent before). And if their aversion is grievous to you, then, if you can, seek a way down into the earth or a ladder to the sky that you may bring to them a sign (to convince them all)!.If God willed, He could have brought them all together to the guidance. So be not you among the foolish ones.

    6:36-37 Only those who hear can accept. As for the dead, God will raise them up; then to Him they will be returned. They say: Why has no sign been sent down upon him from his Lord? Say: Lo! God is Able to send down a sign. But most of them know not.

    6:38 There is not an animal in the earth, or a flying creature, flying on two wings, but they are peoples like you. We have neglected nothing in the Book (of Our decrees). Then to their Lord they will be gathered.

    6:39 Those who deny our revelations are deaf and dumb in darkness. Whom God wills He sends astray, and whom He wills He places on a straight path.

    6:40-41 Say: Can you see yourselves, if the punishment of God come upon you or the Hour come upon you, calling upon other than God? Do you then call (for help) to any other than God? (Answer that) if you are truthful. Nay, but to Him you call, and He removes that (because) of which you call to Him, if He wills, and you forget whatever partners you ascribed to Him.

    6:42-45 We have sent already to people that were before you, and We visited them with tribulation and adversity, in order that they might grow humble. If only, when our disaster came on them, they had been humble! But their hearts were hardened and Satan made all that they used to do seem fair to them! Then, when they forgot that whereof they had been reminded, We opened to them the gates of all things till, even as they were rejoicing in that which they were given, We seized them unawares, and lo! They were dumbfounded. So of the people who did wrong the last remnant was cut off. Praise be to God, Lord of the Worlds!

    6:46-47 Say: Have you imagined, if God should take away your hearing and your sight and seal your hearts, who is the God who could restore it to you except God? See how We display the revelations to them? Yet still they turn away. Say: Can you see yourselves, if the punishment of God comes upon you unawares or openly? Would any perish except wrongdoing folk?

    6:48-49 We send not the Messengers except as bearers of good news and warners. Whoever believes and does right, no fear shall come upon them neither shall they grieve. But as for those who deny Our revelations, torment will afflict them for they used to disobey.

    6:50 Say (O Muhammad to the disbelievers): I say not to you (that) I possess the treasures of God, nor that I have knowledge of the Unseen; and I say not to you: Lo! I am an angel. I follow only that which is inspired in me. Say: Are the blind man and the seer equal? Will you not then take thought?

    6:51-53 Warn hereby those who fear (because they know) that they will be gathered to their Lord, for whom there is no protector nor intercessor beside Him, that they may adopt piety. Repel not those who call upon their Lord at morn and evening, seeking His Face. You are not accountable for them in anything, nor are they accountable for you in anything, that you should repel them and be of the wrongdoers. And even so do We try some of them by others, that they say: Are these they whom God favors among us? Is not God best aware of the thanks givers?

    6:54-55 And when those who believe in Our revelations come to you, say: Peace be to you! Your Lord has prescribed for Himself mercy, that whoever of you does evil through ignorance and repents afterward thereof and does right, (for him) lo! God is Forgiving, Merciful. Thus do We expound the revelations that the way of the unrighteous may be manifest.

    6:56-58 Say: I am forbidden to worship those on whom you call instead of God. Say: I will not follow your desires, for then should I go astray and I should not be of the rightly guided. Say: I am (relying) on clear proof from my Lord, while you deny Him. I have not that for which you are impatient. The decision is for God only. He tells the truth and He is the Best of deciders. Say: If I had that for which you are impatient, then would the case (ere this) have been decided between me and you. God is best aware of the wrongdoers.

    6:59-60 And with Him are the keys of the invisible. None but He knows them. And He knows what is in the land and the sea. Not a leaf falls but He knows it, not a grain amid the darkness of the earth, nothing of wet or dry but (it is noted) in a clear record. He it is Who gathers you at night and knows that which you commit by day. Then He raises you again to life therein, that the term appointed (for you) may be accomplished. And afterward to Him is your return. Then He will proclaim to you what you used to do.

    6:61-62 He is the Omnipotent over His slaves. He sends guardians over you until, when death comes to one of you, Our messengers receive him, and they neglect not. Then are they restored to God, their Lord, the Just. Surely His is the judgment. And He is the most swift of reckoners.

    6:63-64 Say: Who delivers you from the darkness of the land and the sea? You call upon Him humbly and in secret, (saying): If we are delivered from this (fear) we truly will be of the thankful. Say: God delivers you from this and from all afflictions. Yet you attribute partners to Him.

    6:65-67 Say: He is able to send punishment upon you from above you or from beneath your feet, or to bewilder you with dissension and make you taste the tyranny of one another. See how We display the revelations so that they may understand Your people (O Muhammad) have denied it, though it is the Truth. Say: I am not put in charge of you. For every announcement there is a term, and you will come to know.

    6:68-69 And when you see those who meddle with Our revelations, withdraw from them until they meddle with another topic. And if Satan causes you to forget, sit not, after the remembrance, with the congregation of wrongdoers. Those who fear (God) are not accountable for them in anything, but the Reminder (must be given to them) that perhaps they (too) may adopt piety.

    6:70 And forsake those who take their religion for a pastime and a jest, and whom the life of the world deceives. Remind (people) hereby lest a soul be destroyed by what it earns. It has beside God no helpers (and protectors) nor intercessor, and though it offers every compensation it will not be accepted from it. Those are they who perish by their own deserts. For them is a drink of boiling water and a painful punishment, because they disbelieved.

    6:71-73 Say: Shall we cry, instead of to God, to that which neither profits us nor hurts us, and shall we turn back after God has guided us, like one bewildered whom the satans have infatuated in the earth, who has companions who invite him to the guidance (saying): Come to us? Say: Lo! The guidance of God is Guidance, and we are ordered to surrender to the Lord of the Worlds, and to establish worship and fear Him, and it is He to Whom you will be gathered. It is He, Who created the heavens and the earth in truth. On that Day when He says: Be! And it is. His word is the truth, and His will be the supreme power on the Day when the trumpet is blown. Knower of the invisible and the visible, He is the Wise, the Aware.

    6:74 (Remember) when Abraham said to his father Azar: Take you idols for gods? Lo! I see you and your folk in error manifest.

    6:75-79 Thus did We show Abraham the kingdom of the heavens and the earth that he might be of those possessing certainty: When the night grew dark upon him, he beheld a star. He said: This is my Lord. But when it set, he said: I love not things that set. And when he saw the moon uprising, he exclaimed: This is my Lord. But when it set, he said: Unless my Lord guides me, I surely shall become one of the folk who are astray. And when he saw the sun uprising, he cried: This is my Lord! This is greater! And when it set, he exclaimed: O my people! Lo! I am free from all that you associate (with Him). Lo! I have turned my face toward him Who created the heavens and the earth, as one by nature upright, and I am not of the polytheists.

    6:80-83 His people argued with him. He said: Dispute you with me concerning God when He has guided me? I fear not at all that which you set beside Him unless my Lord wills. My Lord includes all things in His knowledge: Will you not then remember? How should I fear that which you set up beside Him, when you fear not to set up beside God that for which He has revealed to you no warrant? Which of the two factions has more right to safety? (Answer me that) if you have knowledge. Those who believe and obscure not their belief by wrongdoing, theirs is safety; and they are rightly guided. That is Our argument. We gave it to Abraham against his folk. We raise to degrees of wisdom of whom We will. Lo! Your Lord is Wise, Aware.

    6:84-87 And We bestowed upon him Isaac and Jacob; each of them We guided; and Noah did We guide aforetime; and of his seed (We guided) David and Solomon and Job and Joseph and Moses and Aaron. Thus do We reward the good. And Zachariah and John and Jesus and Elias. Each one (of them) was of the righteous. And Ishmael and Elisha and Jonah and Lot. Each one of them did We prefer above (Our) creatures, with some of their forefathers and their offspring and their brethren; and We chose them and guided them to a straight path.

    6:88-90 Such is the guidance of God wherewith He guides whom He wills of His bondmen. But if they had set up (for worship) anything beside Him, (all) that they did would have been in vain. Those are they to whom We gave the Scripture and command and prophethood. But if these disbelieve therein, then indeed We shall entrust it to a people who will not be disbelievers therein. Those are they whom God guides, so follow their guidance. Say (O Muhammad to people): I ask of you no fee for it. Lo! It is nothing but a Reminder to (His) creatures.

    6:91 And they measure not the power of God its true measure when they say: God has revealed nothing to a human being. Say (to the Jews who speak thus): Who revealed the Book which Moses brought, a light and guidance for people, which you have put on parchments which you show, but you hide much (thereof), and by which you were taught that which you knew not yourselves nor (did) your fathers (know it)? Say: God. Then leave them to their play of caviling.

    6:92 And this is a blessed Scripture which We have revealed, confirming that which (was revealed) before it, that you may warn the Mother of Villages (Mecca) and those around her. Those who believe in the Hereafter believe herein, and they are careful of their worship.

    6:93-94 Who is guilty of more wrong than he who forges a lie against God, or says: I am inspired, when he is not inspired in anything; and who says: I will reveal the like of that which God has revealed? If you could see, when the wrongdoers reach the pangs of death and the angels stretch their hands out, saying: Deliver up your souls. This day you are awarded a punishment of degradation for what you spoke of concerning God other than the truth, and scorned His signs. Now have you come to Us solitary as We did create you at the first, and you have left behind you all that We bestowed upon you, and We behold not with you, your intercessors, of whom you claimed that they possessed a share in you. Now is the bond between you severed, and that which you presumed has failed you.

    6:95-99 Lo! God (it is) Who splits the grain of corn and the date stone (for sprouting). He brings forth the living from the dead, and is the bringer forth of the dead from the living. Such is God. How then are you perverted? He is the Cleaver of the Daybreak, and He has appointed the night for stillness, and the sun and the moon for reckoning. That is the measuring of the Mighty, the Wise. And it is He, Who has set for you the stars that you may guide your course by them amid the darkness of the land and the sea. We have detailed Our revelations for a people who have knowledge. And it is He, Who has produced you from a single being, and (has given you) a habitation and a repository. We have detailed Our revelations for a people who have understanding. It is He, Who sends down water from the sky, and therewith We bring forth buds of every kind; We bring forth the green blade from which we bring forth the thick clustered grain; and from the date palm, from the pollen thereof, spring pendant bunches; and (We bring forth) gardens of grapes, and the olive and the pomegranate, alike and unlike. Look upon the fruit thereof, when they bear fruit, and upon it"s ripening. Lo! Herein verily are signs for a people who believe.

    6:100-101 Yet they ascribe as partners to Him the jinn, although He did create them, and impute falsely, without knowledge, sons and daughters to Him. Glorified be He and high exalted above (all) that they ascribe (to Him). The Originator of the heavens and the earth! How can He have a child, when there is for Him no consort, when He created all things and is Aware of all things?

    6:102-103 Such is God, your Lord. None should be worshipped but God alone, the Creator of all things, so worship Him. And He takes care of all things. Vision comprehends Him not, but He comprehends (all) vision. He is the Subtle, the Aware.

    6:104 Proofs have come to you from your Lord, so whoever sees, it is for his own good, and whoever is blind is blind to his own hurt. And I am not a keeper over you.

    6:105 Thus do We display Our revelations that they may say (to you, O Muhammad): `You have studied," and that We may make (it) clear for people who have knowledge.

    6:106-108 Follow that which is inspired in you from your Lord; none should be worshipped but God alone; and turn away from the polytheists. Had God willed, they had not been idolatrous. We have not set you as a keeper over them, nor are you responsible for them. Revile not those to whom they pray, beside God lest they wrongfully revile God through ignorance. Thus to every nation have We made their deed seem fair. Then to their Lord is their return, and He will tell them what they used to do.

    6:109-111 And they swear a solemn oath by God that if there comes to them a sign, they will believe therein. Say: Signs are with God and (so is) that which tells you that if such came to them they would not believe.

    6:110 We confound their hearts and their eyes. As they believed not therein at the first, We let them wander blindly on in their contumacy.

    6:111-113 And though We should send down the angels to them, and the dead should speak to them, and We should gather against them all things in array, they would not believe unless God so willed. Howbeit, most of them are ignorant? Thus have We appointed to every Prophet an adversary – devils of humankind and jinn who inspire in one another plausible discourse through guile. If your Lord willed, they would not do so; so leave them alone with their devising; that the hearts of those who believe not in the Hereafter may incline thereto, and that they may take pleasure therein, and that they may earn what they are earning.

    6:114-115 Shall I seek other than God for a judge, when it is He, Who has revealed to you (this) Scripture, fully explained? Those to whom We gave the Scripture (aforetime) know that it is revealed from your Lord in truth. So be not you (O Muhammad) of the waverers. Perfected is the word of your Lord in truth and justice. There is nothing that can change His words. He is the Hearer, the Knower.

    6:116-117 If you obeyed most of those on earth they would mislead you far from God"s way. They follow nothing but an opinion, and they do but guess. Lo! Your Lord, He knows best who errs from His way; and He knows best (who are) the rightly guided.

    6:118-121 Eat of that over which the name of God has been mentioned, if you are believers in His revelations. How should you not eat of that over which the name of God has been mentioned, when He has explained to you that which is forbidden to you, unless you are compelled to. But lo! Many are led astray by their own lusts through ignorance. Lo! your Lord, He is best aware of the transgressors. Forsake the outwardness of sin and the inwardness thereof. Lo! Those who garner sin will be awarded that which they have earned. And eat not of that on which God"s name has not been mentioned, for lo! It is abomination. Lo! The satans do inspire you minions to dispute with you. But if you obey them, you will be in truth polytheists.

    6:122-124 Is he who was dead and We have raised him to life, and set for him a light wherein he walks among men, as him whose similitude is in utter darkness from where he cannot emerge? Thus is their conduct made fair-seeming for the disbelievers. And thus have We made in every city great ones of its wicked ones, that they should plot therein. They do but plot against themselves, though they perceive not. And when a sign comes to them, they say: We will not believe till we are given that which God"s Messengers are given. God knows best with whom to place His message. Humiliation from God and heavy punishment will smite the guilty for their scheming.

    6:125 And whomsoever it is God"s will to guide, He expands his bosom to Islam (surrender), and who ever He wills to send astray, He makes his bosom close and narrow as if he were engaged in sheer ascent to the sky. Thus God lays humiliation upon those who disbelieve.

    6:126-127 This is the path of your Lord, a straight path. We have detailed Our revelations for a people who take heed. For them is the abode of peace with their Lord. He is their Guardian (and Protector) because of what they used to do.

    6:128 On the Day when He will gather them together (He will say): O you assembly of the jinn! Many of humankind did you seduce. And their adherents among humankind will say: Our Lord! We enjoyed one another, but now we have arrived at the appointed term that You appointed for us. He will say: Fire is your home. Abide therein forever, except him whom God wills (to deliver). Lo! Your Lord is Wise, Aware.

    6:129 Thus We let some of the wrongdoers have power over others because of what they are wont to earn.

    6:130-134 O you assembly of the jinn and humankind! Came there not to you Messengers of your own who recounted to you My signs and warned you of the meeting of this your Day? They will say: We testify against ourselves. And the life of the world deceived them. And they testify against themselves that they were disbelievers. This is because your Lord destroys not the townships unjustly while their people are unconscious (of the wrong that they do). For all there will be ranks from what they did. Your Lord is not unaware of what they do. Your Lord is the Absolute, the Lord of Mercy. If He wills, He can remove you and can cause what He will to follow after you, even as He raised you from the seed of other folk. Lo! That which you are promised will surely come to pass, and you cannot escape.

    6:135 Say (O Muhammad): O my people! Work according to your power. Lo! I too am working. Thus you will come to know for which of us will be the happy sequel. Lo! The wrongdoers will not be successful.

    6:136 They assign to God, of the crops and cattle that He created, a portion, and they say: `This is God"s"–in their make believe – `and this is for (His) partners in regard to us." Thus, that which (they assign) to His partners in regard to them, reaches not God and that which (they assign) to God, goes to their (so called) partners. Evil is their ordinance.

    6:137 Thus have their (so called) partners (of God) made the killing of their children to seem fair to many of the polytheists, that they may ruin them and make their faith obscure for them. Had God willed (it otherwise), they would not have done so. So leave them alone with their devices.

    6:138-139 And they say: Such cattle and crops are forbidden. No one is to eat of them except whom we will – in their make believe – cattle whose backs are forbidden, cattle over which they mention not the name of God. (All that is) a lie against Him. He will repay them for that which they invent. And they say: That which is in the bellies of such cattle is reserved for our males and is forbidden to our wives; but if it be born dead, then they (all) may be partakers thereof He will reward them for their attribution (ordinances to Him). Lo, He is Wise, Aware.

    6:140 They are losers who besottedly have slain their children without knowledge, and have forbidden that which God bestowed upon them, inventing a lie against God. They indeed have gone astray and are not guided.

    6:141 It is He, Who produces gardens trellised and untrellised, and the date palm, and crops of diverse flavor, and the olive and the pomegranate, like and unlike. Eat you of the fruit thereof when it fruits, and pay the due thereof upon the harvest day, and be not prodigal. Lo! God loves not the prodigals.

    6:142-144 And of the cattle (He produces) some for burdens, some for food. Eat of that which God has bestowed upon you, and follow not the footsteps of Satan, for lo! He is an open foe to you. Eight pairs: Of the sheep twain, and of the goats twain. Say: Has He forbidden the two males or the two females, or that which the wombs of the two females contain? Expound to me (the case) with knowledge, if you are truthful. And of the camels twain and of the oxen twain. Say: Has He forbidden the two males or the two females, or that which the wombs of the two females contain; or were you by to witness when God commanded you (all) this? Then who does greater wrong than he who devises a lie concerning God, that he may lead people astray without knowledge? Lo! God guides not wrongdoing folk.

    6:145 Say: I find not in that which is revealed to me anything prohibited to an eater that he eat thereof, except it be carrion, or blood poured forth, or swine flesh – for that verily is foul – or the abomination which was immolated to the name of other than God. But whoever is compelled (thereto), neither craving nor transgressing, (for him) lo! Your Lord is Forgiving, Merciful.

    6:146-147 To those who are Jews We forbade every animal with claws. And of the oxen and the sheep We forbade for them the fat thereof, except that upon the backs or the entrails, or that which is mixed with the bone. That, We awarded to them for their rebellion. And verily We are Truthful. So if they give the lie to you (O Muhammad), say: Your Lord is the Lord of all embracing mercy, and His wrath will never be withdrawn from guilty folk.

    6:148-149 They who are idolaters will say: Had God willed, we had not ascribed (to Him) partners neither had our fathers, nor had we forbidden anything. Thus did those who were before them give the lie (to God"s Messengers) till they tasted of the fear of Us. Say: Have you any knowledge that you can adduce for us? Lo! You follow nothing but an opinion. Lo! You do but guess. Say – For God"s is the final argument – Had He willed He could indeed have guided all of you.

    6:150-151 Say: Come, bring your witnesses who can bear witness that God forbade (all) this. And if they bear witness, do not you bear witness with them. Follow you not the whims of those who deny Our revelations, those who believe not in the Hereafter and deem (others) equal with their Lord. Say: Come, I will recite to you that which your Lord has made a sacred duty for you: that you ascribe nothing as partner to Him and that you do good to parents, and that you slay not your children because of penury. We provide for you and for them – and that you draw not near to lewd things whether open or concealed. And that you slay not the life which God has made sacred, except in the course of justice. This He has commanded you, in order that you may discern.

    6:152-153 And approach not the wealth of the orphan except with that which is better, till he reaches maturity. Give full measure and full weight, in justice. We task not any soul beyond its scope. And if you give your word, do justice thereto, even though it is (against) a kinsman; and fulfill the covenant of God. This He commands you that perhaps you may remember. And (He commands you, saying): This is My straight path, so follow it. Follow not other ways, lest you be parted from His way: He has ordained this for you, so that you may become pious.

    6:154 Again, We gave the Scripture to Moses, complete for him who would do good, an explanation of all things, a guidance and a mercy, that they might believe in the meeting with their Lord.

    6:155 And this is a blessed Scripture which We have revealed. So follow it and fear (God), that you may find mercy.

    6:156-157 Lest you should say: The Scripture was revealed only to two sects before us, and we in truth were unaware of what they read; or lest you should say: If the Scripture had been revealed to us, we surely had been better guided than they are. Now has there come to you a clear proof from your Lord, a guidance and a mercy; and who does greater wrong than he who denies the revelations of God, and turns away from them? We award to those who turn away from Our revelations an evil punishment because of their aversion.

    6:158 Wait they, indeed, for nothing less than that the angels should come to them, or your Lord should come, or there should come one of the signs from your Lord? In the day when one of the signs from your Lord comes, its belief avails not a soul, which until then believed not, nor in its belief earned good (by works). Say: Wait you! Lo! We (too) are waiting.

    6:159 Lo! As for those who sunder their religion and become schismatic, no concern at all have you with them. Their case will go to God, who then will tell them what they used to do.

    6:160 Whoever brings a good deed will receive tenfold the like thereof, while whoever brings an ill deed will be awarded but the like thereof; and they will not be wronged.

    6:161-163 Say: Lo! As for me, my Lord has guided me to a straight path, a right religion, the community of Abraham, the upright, who was no polytheist. Say: Lo! My worship and my sacrifice and my living and my dying are for God, Lord of the Worlds. He has no partner. This am I commanded, and I am first of those who surrender (to Him).

    6:164 Say: Shall I seek other than God for Lord, when He is Lord of all things? Each soul earns only on its own account, nor does any laden bear another"s load. Then to your Lord is your return and He will tell you that wherein you differed.

    6:165 It is He, Who has placed you as viceroys of the earth and has exalted some of you in rank above others, that He may try you by (the test of) that which He has given you. Lo! Your Lord is swift in prosecution, and lo! He is Forgiving, Merciful.

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