In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful
O you who Believe! What is this thing you are doing — bowed down to the earth? I am Gabriel, who ‘stands’ in the presence of Allah! When Prayer is made to Allah, stand before Allah in devout obedience! Whenever the Lord has given a dispensation to any man by Revelation, the transgressors changed the word from that which had been given them, and went on transgressing! They fell down on their faces and let their hopes deceive them. Will you keep the old way, which wicked men have walked? The sin of performing this, shall fall only on those who have altered it!
Are you rebelling against the king? What can be the reward of those among you, who do such things? Allah made this known to him, to admonish the living! Has he invented a lie about Allah? Though many believe it not, he has received the gift of Prophecy. Accept it therefore — for I was the king’s cup-bearer! Listen therefore to his words which are Truth! If you back up each other against him, Allah is his Protector! And furthermore, the Angels will back him up — who truly believe. And who do not disobey Allah, but do what they are commanded!
See that Satan does not deceive you, nor work his purpose upon you! Indeed the direction you had observed was a test, but Allah would never let your faith go to waste. It is only to the end that We might make a clear distinction between those who follow the Apostle, and those who turn about on their heels! If you are sincere, be ever conscious of standing before Allah, whether you are in the company of others or alone. Do not be led by passion, lest you deviate from the truth! Turn your face to the heavenly place of Worship, and be not among the doubters!
Believers! How is it that you have not listened to the Word of the Lord? Is it that you have forgotten that the Lord is able to do all things according to His Will? Why have you made unlawful that what Allah has made Lawful to you? Is it only part of the Book you believe in, and deny the Truth of other parts? Those who deride Our Revelations when they have scarcely heard them, shall be put to a shameful punishment!
How is it that you are so hard in your hearts, and so blind in your minds? Is it that whenever there comes to you an Apostle with that you desire not, you are puffed up with pride and insolent envy — that Allah should send it down to any of His Servants He pleases? For disbelievers there is a shameful suffering in store!
Hold firmly to what We have given you and hear Our word! In this good shall come to you! Verily Allah is the enemy of all who deny the Truth! He brings down the proud and haughty, but the man of humbleness He saves. Wherefore let us be Faithful to Him, for Allah is not unaware of what you do!
O Mankind! You have set your hearts upon the riches and vain things of this world! And woe shall come unto you because of that pride which has entered your hearts. I know that these things are true because the Lord has made them known unto me. Will you not hearken to the voice of the Good Shepherd? If Allah gave unto this man such power, then why should you dispute among yourselves? It is because you have hardened your hearts! You are heaping up for yourselves wrath against the Day of Judgment, instead of laying up for yourselves treasures in Heaven!
O John! Surely the Lord has commanded us to do this thing, and shall We not be diligent in keeping the Commandments of the Lord? These last records shall establish the Truth of the first, and shall make known to all kindreds, tongues and people — that all must come to Him! So write! For except you do this, you can in no way inherit the Kingdom of Allah! You stand in need to be nourished by your brothers — all the Holy Prophets. Take counsel with them, and listen and give heed to their counsel! Then when you have decided upon a course of action, place your trust in Allah!