In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful
It is Allah Who has revealed ‘the Book’ with Truth and Justice! He is bountiful to whom He will. To him We will give in ‘great abundance.’ Do they say he has framed a falsehood about Allah? He is the ‘glorious guardian’ — he can gather them all together! Those who dispute Our revelations shall know that they have no escape. Humbled by shame, they shall look upon it with ‘furtive glances.’ He rejoices in it, for they are well protected! Such is ‘the design’ of the Mighty One, Who is ‘mightier than We!’ It is He, Who in the beginning created you, and to Him you shall all return. Our God is Allah! He hears all and knows all. Those who deny Our word when it is preached to them, shall be sternly punished!
Think! If this ‘Qur’an’ is indeed from Allah and you deny it, who can err more than the man who openly defies Him? Surely Allah encompasses all things, the Bountiful One! However much the unbelievers dislike it, He lets the Spirit descend at His behest, on those of His Servants whom He chooses! Futile were the schemes of ‘the unbelievers’ — he has brought you ‘veritable signs’ from your Lord! Allah delivered him from the evils they planned, and when the Last Day comes, Our curse and an evil home awaits them. How can you turn away from him? He reveals to you ‘His Signs!’ Which of Allah’s signs do you deny?
Surely he has brought you the Truth, confirming those who were sent before him! Abraham was of the self-same Faith and came to his Lord with a pure heart, and his people turned their backs and went off! Have you ‘no fear’ of Allah? Will you not take heed? Have you a ‘positive proof’ if what you say be true? Exalted be Allah ‘above’ their imputations! We each have Our ‘appointed place’ and they shall before long know the Truth!
This is revealed by the Mighty One, the Merciful! We gave it life, so that men may feed upon its fruit. It’s course is laid for it by the Mighty One, the All-Knowing. Have fear of that which is behind you and before you, so that Allah may show you mercy. This is what the Lord of Mercy ‘promised’ an ‘eloquent Qur’an’ — to admonish the living and to pass judgment on the unbelievers, and it is!
Let not the life of this world deceive you! Allah has power over all things, and there is no god but Him! The unbelievers ‘will’ be sternly punished! Allah has knowledge of all their actions, and He will bring their plots to nothing. Allah can cause whom He will to hear from among His Servants. Has he invented a lie about Allah? Or is he mad? By no means! He is sent forth to warn you against a ‘dreadful scourge.’ By the Lord, he knows all that is ‘hidden’ — leading to the path of the Almighty!
We believe in him! He that denies him, shall bear the burden of his unbelief. It was Allah Who in six days created the heavens and the earth, and all that lies between them. He molded him, and breathed into him of His Spirit. Can he be compared to him who is an evil-doer? Who is more wicked than the man who gives no heed to the Revelations of his Lord, when he is reminded of them?
On the Day of Judgment the unbelievers will gain nothing from ‘their Faith!’ Truly, the unbelievers are in the ‘grossest error!’ Allah will bring all things to Light, yet some would argue about Allah without knowledge or guidance, or ‘Illuminating Scriptures!’ Follow what Allah has revealed. His is what the heavens and earth contain. If all the trees in the earth were pens, and the sea, with seven more seas to replenish it, ‘were ink’ — the writings of Allah’s words could never be finished!
Truly, only the ‘treacherous and the ungrateful’ deny Our revelations! Let not the life of this world deceive you, nor let ‘the Dissembler’ trick you concerning Allah. He is the Mighty One, yet most men do not know it. They care for the outward show of this life. Have they not considered that Allah created the heavens and earth, and all that lies between them for a worthy end? Surely there are signs in this for all mankind — thus We make plain Our revelations to men of Understanding!
The wrong-doers are led unwittingly by their ‘own appetites’ — each exulting in its own beliefs, and showing no gratitude for what We give them! Do they not know that Allah gives abundantly to whom He will? The unbelievers shall answer for their unbelief, when the ‘Hour of Doom’ overtakes them. On that day their pleas will not avail the wrong-doers, nor shall they be asked to make amends. Those who accept the ‘True Faith’ and do good works, shall be admitted among the Righteous. That would be best for you, if you but knew!
Likewise, other nations before you denied their Apostles! Abraham’s people replied: “Burn him! Kill him!” ….. Lot believed in him, and We sent forth Lot to his people, but they denied him. Satan made their ‘foul deeds’ seem fair to them, and debarred them from the right path! Korah, Pharaoh, and Haman — Moses came to them with veritable signs, but they conducted themselves with insolence!
We coin these similes for the instruction of men, but none will grasp their meaning except the Wise! Only the unbelievers deny Our revelations. They ask: “Why is no sign been given him from His Lord?” ….. Had there not been a time appointed for it, the scourge would have long since overtaken them! Allah gives abundantly to whom He will, but most of them are senseless men. They shall before long know their folly! Is there not a home in Hell for the unbelievers?
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