[6.1] Praise be to Allah, Who hath created the
heavens and the earth, and hath appointed darkness and light.
Yet those who disbelieve ascribe rivals unto their Lord.
[6.2] He it is Who hath created you from clay, and hath decreed
a term for you. A term is fixed with Him. Yet still ye doubt!
[6.3] He is Allah in the heavens and in the earth. He knoweth
both your secret and your utterance, and He knoweth what ye
[6.4] Never came there unto them a revelation of the revelations
of Allah but they did turn away from it.
[6.5] And they denied the truth when it came unto them. But
there will come unto them the tidings of that which they used to
[6.6] 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.
[6.7] Had we sent down unto thee (Muhammad) (actual) writing
upon parchment, so that they could feel it with their hands,
those who disbelieve would have said: This is naught else than
[6.8] They say: Why hath not an angel been sent down unto him ?
If We sent down an angel, then the matter would be judged; no
further time would be allowed them (for reflection).
[6.9] Had we appointed him (Our messenger) an angel, 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] Messengers (of Allah) have been derided before thee, but
that whereat they scoffed surrounded such of them as did deride.
[6.11] Say (unto the disbelievers): Travel in the land, and see
the nature of the consequence for the rejecters!
[6.12] Say: Unto whom belongeth whatsoever is in the heavens and
the earth ? Say: Unto Allah. He hath prescribed for Himself
mercy, that He may bring you all together to the Day of
Resurrection whereof there is no doubt. Those who ruin their
souls will not believe.
[6.13] Unto Him belongeth whatsoever resteth in the night and
the day. He is the Hearer, the Knower.
[6.14] Say: Shall I choose for a protecting friend other than
Allah, the Originator of the heavens and the earth, Who feedeth
and is never fed ? Say: I am ordered to be the first to
surrender (unto Him). And be not thou (O Muhammad) of the
[6.15] Say: I fear, if I rebel against my Lord, the retribution
of an Awful Day.
[6.16] He from whom (such retribution) is averted on that day,
(Allah) hath in truth had mercy on him. That will be the signal
[6.17] If Allah touch thee with affliction, there is none that
can relieve therefrom save Him, and if He touch thee with good
fortune (there is none that can impair it); for He is Able to do
[6.18] He is the Omnipotent over His slaves, and He is the Wise,
[6.19] Say (O Muhammad): What thing is of most weight in
testimony ? Say: Allah is Witness between me and you. And this
Qur'an hath been inspired in me, that I may warn therewith you
and whomsoever it may reach. Do ye in sooth bear witness that
there are gods beside Allah ? Say: I bear no such witness. Say:
He is only One God. Lo! I am innocent of that which ye associate
[6.20] Those unto whom We gave the Scripture recognise (this
revelation) as they recognise their sons. Those who ruin their
own souls will not believe.
[6.21] Who doth greater wrong than he who inventeth a lie
against Allah or denieth His revelations ? Lo! the wrongdoers
will not be successful.
[6.22] And on the day We gather them together We shall say unto
those who ascribed partners (unto Allah): Where are (now) those
partners of your make-believe ?
[6.23] Then will they have no contention save that they will
say: By Allah, our Lord, we never were idolaters.
[6.24] See how they lie against themselves, and (how) the thing
which they devised hath failed them!
[6.25] Of them are some who listen unto thee, but We have placed
upon their hearts veils, lest they should understand, and in
their ears a deafness. If they saw every token they would not
believe therein; to the point that, when they come unto thee to
argue with thee, the disbelievers say: This is naught else than
fables of the men of old.
[6.26] And they forbid (men) from it and avoid it, and they ruin
none save themselves, though they perceive not.
[6.27] If thou couldst see when they are set before the Fire and
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] Nay, but that hath become clear unto them which before
they used to hide. And if they were sent back they would return
unto that which they are forbidden. Lo! they are liars.
[6.29] And they say: There is naught save our life of the world,
and we shall not be raised (again).
[6.30] If thou couldst 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 ye
used to disbelieve.
[6.31] They indeed are losers who deny their meeting with Allah
until, when the Hour cometh on them suddenly, they cry: Alas for
us, that we neglected it! They bear upon their backs their
burdens. Ah, evil is that which they bear!
[6.32] Naught is the life of the world save a pastime and a
spot. Better far is the abode of the Hereafter for those who
keep their duty (to Allah). Have ye then no sense ?
[6.33] We know well how their talk grieveth thee, though in
truth they deny not thee (Muhammad) but evil-doers flout the
revelations of Allah.
[6.34] Messengers indeed have been denied before thee, and they
were patient under the denial and the persecution till Our
succour reached them. There is none to alter the decisions of
Allah. Already there hath reached thee (somewhat) of the tidings
of the messengers (We sent before).
[6.35] And if their aversion is grievous unto thee, then, if
thou canst, seek a way down into the earth or a ladder unto the
sky that thou mayst bring unto them a portent (to convince them
all)! - If Allah willed, He could have brought them all together
to the guidance - So be not thou among the foolish ones.
[6.36] Only those can accept who hear. As for the dead, Allah
will raise them up; then unto Him they will be returned.
[6.37] They say: Why hath no portent been sent down upon him
from his Lord ? Say: Lo! Allah is Able to send down a portent.
But most of them know not.
[6.38] There is not an animal in the earth, nor a flying
creature flying on two wings, but they are peoples like unto
you. We have neglected nothing in the Book (of Our decrees).
Then unto their Lord they will be gathered.
[6.39] Those who deny Our revelations are deaf and dumb in
darkness. Whom Allah will sendeth astray, and whom He will He
placeth on a straight path.
[6.40] Say: Can ye see yourselves, if the punishment of Allah
come upon you or the Hour come upon you, (calling upon other
than Allah) ? Do ye then call (for help) to any other than Allah
? (Answer that) if ye are truthful.
[6.41] Nay, but unto Him ye call, and He removeth that because
of which ye call unto Him, if He will, and ye forget whatever
partners ye ascribed unto Him.
[6.42] We have sent already unto peoples that were before thee,
and We visited them with tribulation and adversity, in order
that they might grow humble.
[6.43] If only, when Our disaster came on them, they had been
humble! But their hearts were hardened and the devil made all
that they used to do seem fair unto them!
[6.44] Then, when they forgot that whereof they had been
reminded, We opened unto 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.
[6.45] So of the people who did wrong the last remnant was cut
off. Praise be to Allah, Lord of the Worlds!
[6.46] Say: Have ye imagined, if Allah should take away your
hearing and your sight and seal your hearts, Who is the God Who
could restore it to you save Allah ? See how We display the
revelations unto them! Yet still they turn away.
[6.47] Say: Can ye see yourselves, if the punishment of Allah
come upon you unawares or openly ? Would any perish save
wrongdoing folk ?
[6.48] We send not the messengers save as bearers of good news
and warners. Whoso believeth and doeth right, there shall no
fear come upon them neither shall they grieve.
[6.49] But as for those who deny Our revelations, torment will
afflict them for that they used to disobey.
[6.50] Say (O Muhammad, to the disbelievers): I say not unto you
(that) I possess the treasures of Allah, nor that I have
knowledge of the Unseen; and I say not unto 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 ye not then take thought ?
[6.51] Warn hereby those who fear (because they know) that they
will be gathered unto their Lord, for whom there is no
protecting ally nor intercessor beside Him, that they may ward
[6.52] Repel not those who call upon their Lord at morn and
evening, seeking His Countenance. Thou art not accountable for
them in aught, nor are they accountable for thee in aught, that
thou shouldst repel them and be of the wrong-doers.
[6.53] And even so do We try some of them by others, that they
say: Are these they whom Allah favoureth among us ? Is not Allah
best Aware of the thanksgivers ?
[6.54] And when those who believe in Our revelations come unto
thee, say: Peace be unto you! Your Lord hath prescribed for
Himself mercy, that whoso of you doeth evil through ignorance
and repenteth afterward thereof and doeth right, (for him) lo!
He is Forgiving, Merciful.
[6.55] Thus do We expound the revelations that the way of the
unrighteous may be manifest.
[6.56] Say: I am forbidden to worship those on whom ye call
instead of Allah. Say: I will not follow your desires, for then
should I go astray and I should not be of the rightly guided.
[6.57] Say: I am (relying) on clear proof from my Lord, while ye
deny Him. I have not that for which ye are impatient. The
decision is for Allah only. He telleth the truth and He is the
Best of Deciders.
[6.58] Say: If I had that for which ye are impatient, then would
the case (ere this) have been decided between me and you. Allah
is Best Aware of the wrong-doers.
[6.59] And with Him are the keys of the Invisible. None but He
knoweth them. And He knoweth what is in the land and the sea.
Not a leaf falleth but He knoweth it, not a grain amid the
darkness of the earth, naught of wet or dry but (it is noted) in
a clear record.
[6.60] He it is Who gathereth you at night and knoweth that
which ye commit by day. Then He raiseth you again to life
therein, that the term appointed (for you) may be accomplished.
And afterward unto Him is your return. Then He will proclaim
unto you what ye used to do.
[6.61] He is the Omnipotent over His slaves. He sendeth
guardians over you until, when death cometh unto one of you, Our
messengers receive him, and they neglect not.
[6.62] Then are they restored unto Allah, their Lord, the Just.
Surely His is the judgment. And He is the most swift of
[6.63] Say: Who delivereth you from the darkness of the land and
the sea ? Ye call upon Him humbly and in secret, (saying): If we
are delivered from this (fear) we truly will be of the thankful.
[6.64] Say: Allah delivereth you from this and from all
affliction. Yet ye attribute partners unto Him.
[6.65] 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 one of another. See
how We display the revelations so that they may understand.
[6.66] Thy people (O Muhammad) have denied it, though it is the
Truth. Say: I am not put in charge of you.
[6.67] For every announcement there is a term, and ye will come
[6.68] And when thou seest those who meddle with Our
revelations, withdraw from them until they meddle with another
topic. And if the devil cause thee to forget, sit not, after the
remembrance, with the congregation of wrong-doers.
[6.69] Those who ward off (evil) are not accountable for them in
aught, but the Reminder (must be given them) that haply they
(too) may ward off (evil).
[6.70] And forsake those who take their religion for a pastime
and a jest, and whom the life of the world beguileth. Remind
(mankind) hereby lest a soul be destroyed by what it earneth. It
hath beside Allah no protecting ally nor intercessor, and though
it offer every compensation it will not be accepted from it.
Those are they who perish by their own deserts. For them is
drink of boiling water and a painful doom, because they
[6.71] Say: Shall we cry, instead of unto Allah, unto that which
neither profiteth us nor hurteth us, and shall we turn back
after Allah hath guided us, like one bewildered whom the devils
have infatuated in the earth, who hath companions who invite him
to the guidance (saying): Come unto us ? Say: Lo! the guidance
of Allah is Guidance, and we are ordered to surrender to the
Lord of the Worlds,
[6.72] And to establish worship and be dutiful to Him, and He it
is unto Whom ye will be gathered.
[6.73] He it is Who created the heavens and the earth in truth.
In the day when He saith: Be! it is. His Word is the Truth, and
His will be the Sovereignty on the day when the trumpet is
blown. Knower of the Invisible and the Visible, He is the Wise,
[6.74] (Remember) when Abraham said unto his father Azar: Takest
thou idols for gods ? Lo! I see thee and thy folk in error
[6.75] Thus did We show Abraham the kingdom of the heavens and
the earth that he might be of those possessing certainty:
[6.76] 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.
[6.77] And when he saw the moon uprising, he exclaimed: This is
my Lord. But when it set, he said: Unless my Lord guide me, I
surely shall become one of the folk who are astray.
[6.78] 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 ye associate (with Him).
[6.79] 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
[6.80] His people argued with him. He said: Dispute ye with me
concerning Allah when He hath guided me ? I fear not at all that
which ye set up beside Him unless my Lord willeth aught. My Lord
includeth all things in His knowledge. Will ye not then remember
[6.81] How should I fear that which ye set up beside Him, when
ye fear not to set up beside Allah that for which He hath
revealed unto you no warrant ? Which of the two factions hath
more right to safety ? (Answer me that) if ye have knowledge.
[6.82] Those who believe and obscure not their belief by
wrongdoing, theirs is safety; and they are rightly guided.
[6.83] That is Our argument. We gave it unto Abraham against his
folk. We raise unto degrees of wisdom whom We will. Lo! thy Lord
is Wise, Aware.
[6.84] 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.
[6.85] And Zachariah and John and Jesus and Elias. Each one (of
them) was of the righteous.
[6.86] And Ishmael and Elisha and Jonah and Lot. Each one (of
them) did We prefer above (Our) creatures,
[6.87] With some of their forefathers and their offspring and
their brethren; and We chose them and guided them unto a
[6.88] Such is the guidance of Allah wherewith He guideth whom
He will of His bondmen. But if they had set up (for worship)
aught beside Him, (all) that they did would have been vain.
[6.89] Those are they unto 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
[6.90] Those are they whom Allah guideth, so follow their
guidance. Say (O Muhammad, unto mankind): I ask of you no fee
for it. Lo! it is naught but a Reminder to (His) creatures.
[6.91] And they measure not the power of Allah its true measure
when they say: Allah hath naught revealed unto a human being.
Say (unto the Jews who speak thus): Who revealed the Book which
Moses brought, a light and guidance for mankind, which ye have
put on parchments which ye show, but ye hide much (thereof), and
(by which) ye were taught that which ye knew not yourselves nor
(did) your fathers (know it) ? Say: Allah. Then leave them to
their play of cavilling.
[6.92] And this is a blessed Scripture which We have revealed,
confirming that which (was revealed) before it, that thou mayst
warn the Mother of Villages and those around her. Those who
believe in the Hereafter believe herein, and they are careful of
[6.93] Who is guilty of more wrong than he who forgeth a lie
against Allah, or saith: I am inspired, when he is not inspired
in aught; and who saith: I will reveal the like of that which
Allah hath revealed ? If thou couldst see, when the wrong-doers
reach the pangs of death and the angels stretch their hands out
(saying): Deliver up your souls. This day ye are awarded doom of
degradation for that ye spake concerning Allah other than the
truth, and used to scorn His portents.
[6.94] Now have ye come unto Us solitary as We did create you at
the first, and ye have left behind you all that We bestowed upon
you, and We behold not with you those your intercessors, of whom
ye claimed that they possessed a share in you. Now is the bond
between you severed, and that which ye presumed hath failed you.
[6.95] Lo! Allah (it is) Who splitteth the grain of corn and the
date-stone (for sprouting). He bringeth forth the living from
the dead, and is the bringer-forth of the dead from the living.
Such is Allah. How then are ye perverted ?
[6.96] He is the Cleaver of the Daybreak, and He hath appointed
the night for stillness, and the sun and the moon for reckoning.
That is the measuring of the Mighty, the Wise.
[6.97] And He it is Who hath set for you the stars that ye 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
[6.98] And He it is Who hath produced you from a single being,
and (hath given you) a habitation and a repository. We have
detailed Our revelations for a people who have understanding.
[6.99] He it is Who sendeth 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 its ripening. Lo! herein
verily are portents for a people who believe.
[6.100] Yet they ascribe as partners unto Him the jinn, although
He did create them, and impute falsely, without knowledge, sons
and daughters unto Him. Glorified be He and High Exalted above
(all) that they ascribe (unto Him).
[6.101] 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] Such is Allah, your Lord. There is no God save Him, the
Creator of all things, so worship Him. And He taketh care of all
[6.103] Vision comprehendeth Him not, but He comprehendeth (all)
vision. He is the Subtile, the Aware.
[6.104] Proofs have come unto you from your Lord, so whoso seeth,
it is for his own good, and whoso 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
(unto thee, Muhammad): "Thou hast studied," and that We may make
(it) clear for people who have knowledge.
[6.106] Follow that which is inspired in thee from thy Lord;
there is no God save Him; and turn away from the idolaters.
[6.107] Had Allah willed, they had not been idolatrous. We have
not set thee as a keeper over them, nor art thou responsible for
[6.108] Revile not those unto whom they pray beside Allah lest
they wrongfully revile Allah through ignorance. Thus unto every
nation have We made their deed seem fair. Then unto their Lord
is their return, and He will tell them what they used to do.
[6.109] And they swear a solemn oath by Allah that if there come
unto them a portent they will believe therein. Say; Portents are
with Allah and (so is) that which telleth you that if such came
unto 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] And though We should send down the angels unto them, and
the dead should speak unto them, and We should gather against
them all things in array, they would not believe unless Allah so
willed. Howbeit, most of them are ignorant.
[6.112] Thus have We appointed unto every prophet an adversary -
devils of humankind and jinn who inspire in one another
plausible discourse through guile. If thy Lord willed, they
would not do so; so leave them alone with their devising;
[6.113] 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] Shall I seek other than Allah for judge, when He it is
Who hath revealed unto you (this) Scripture, fully explained ?
Those unto whom We gave the Scripture (aforetime) know that it
is revealed from thy Lord in truth. So be not thou (O Muhammad)
of the waverers.
[6.115] Perfected is the Word of thy Lord in truth and justice.
There is naught that can change His words. He is the Hearer, the
[6.116] If thou obeyedst most of those on earth they would
mislead thee far from Allah's way. They follow naught but an
opinion, and they do but guess.
[6.117] Lo! thy Lord, He knoweth best who erreth from His way;
and He knoweth best (who are) the rightly guided.
[6.118] Eat of that over which the name of Allah hath been
mentioned, if ye are believers in His revelations.
[6.119] How should ye not eat of that over which the name of
Allah hath been mentioned, when He hath explained unto you that
which is forbidden unto you unless ye are compelled thereto. But
lo! many are led astray by their own lusts through ignorance.
Lo! thy Lord, He is Best Aware of the transgressors.
[6.120] Forsake the outwardness of sin and the inwardness
thereof. Lo! those who garner sin will be awarded that which
they have earned.
[6.121] And eat not of that whereon Allah's name hath not been
mentioned, for lo! it is abomination. Lo! the devils do inspire
their minions to dispute with you. But if ye obey them, ye will
be in truth idolaters.
[6.122] Is he who was dead and We have raised him unto life, and
set for him a light wherein he walketh among men, as him whose
similitude is in utter darkness whence he cannot emerge ? Thus
is their conduct made fairseeming for the disbelievers.
[6.123] 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.
[6.124] And when a token cometh unto them, they say: We will not
believe till we are given that which Allah's messengers are
given. Allah knoweth best with whom to place His message.
Humiliation from Allah and heavy punishment will smite the
guilty for their scheming.
[6.125] And whomsoever it is Allah's will to guide, He expandeth
his bosom unto the Surrender, and whomsoever it is His Will to
send astray, He maketh his bosom close and narrow as if he were
engaged in sheer ascent. Thus Allah layeth ignominy upon those
who believe not.
[6.126] This is the path of thy Lord, a straight path. We have
detailed Our revelations for a people who take heed.
[6.127] For them is the abode of peace with their Lord. He will
be their Protecting Friend because of what they used to do.
[6.128] In the day when He will gather them together (He will
say): O ye assembly of the jinn! Many of humankind did ye
seduce. And their adherents among humankind will say: Our Lord!
We enjoyed one another, but now we have arrived at the appointed
term which Thou appointedst for us. He will say: Fire is your
home. Abide therein for ever, save him whom Allah willeth (to
deliver). Lo! thy Lord is Wise, Aware.
[6.129] Thus We let some of the wrong-doers have power over
others because of what they are wont to earn.
[6.130] O ye assembly of the jinn and humankind! Came there not
unto you messengers of your own who recounted unto you My tokens
and warned you of the meeting of this your Day ? They will say:
We testify against ourselves. And the life of the world beguiled
them. And they testify against themselves that they were
[6.131] This is because thy Lord destroyeth not the townships
arbitrarily while their people are unconscious (of the wrong
[6.132] For all there will be ranks from what they did. Thy Lord
is not unaware of what they do.
[6.133] Thy Lord is the Absolute, the Lord of Mercy. If He will,
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.
[6.134] Lo! that which ye are promised will surely come to pass,
and ye cannot escape.
[6.135] Say (O Muhammad): O my people! Work according to your
power. Lo! I too am working. Thus ye will come to know for which
of us will be the happy sequel. Lo! the wrong-doers will not be
[6.136] They assign unto Allah, of the crops and cattle which He
created, a portion, and they say: "This is Allah's" - in their
make-believe - "and this is for (His) partners in regard to us."
Thus that which (they assign) unto His partners in them reacheth
not Allah and that which (they assign) unto Allah goeth to their
(so-called) partners. Evil is their ordinance.
[6.137] Thus have their (so-called) partners (of Allah) made the
killing of their children to seem fair unto many of the
idolaters, that they may ruin them and make their faith obscure
for them. Had Allah willed (it otherwise), they had not done so.
So leave them alone with their devices.
[6.138] And they say: Such cattle and crops are forbidden.
No-one is to eat of them save whom we will - in their
make-believe - cattle whose backs are forbidden, cattle over
which they mention not the name of Allah. (All that is) a lie
against Him. He will repay them for that which they invent.
[6.139] 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 (of such
ordinances unto Him). Lo, He is Wise, Aware.
[6.140] They are losers who besottedly have slain their children
without knowledge, and have forbidden that which Allah bestowed
upon them, inventing a lie against Allah. They indeed have gone
astray and are not guided.
[6.141] He it is Who produceth gardens trellised and untrellised,
and the date-palm, and crops of divers flavour, and the olive
and the pomegranate, like and unlike. Eat ye of the fruit
thereof when it fruiteth, and pay the due thereof upon the
harvest day, and be not prodigal. Lo! Allah loveth not the
[6.142] And of the cattle (He produceth) some for burdens, some
for food. Eat of that which Allah hath bestowed upon you, and
follow not the footsteps of the devil, for lo! he is an open foe
[6.143] Eight pairs: Of the sheep twain, and of the goats twain.
Say: Hath 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 ye are truthful.
[6.144] And of the camels twain and of the oxen twain. Say: Hath
He forbidden the two males or the two females, or that which the
wombs of the two females contain; or were ye by to witness when
Allah commanded you (all) this ? Then who doth greater wrong
than he who deviseth a lie concerning Allah, that he may lead
mankind astray without knowledge. Lo! Allah guideth not
[6.145] Say: I find not in that which is revealed unto me aught
prohibited to an eater that he eat thereof, except it be
carrion, or blood poured forth, or swineflesh - for that verily
is foul - or the abomination which was immolated to the name of
other than Allah. But whoso is compelled (thereto), neither
craving nor transgressing, (for him) lo! thy Lord is Forgiving,
[6.146] Unto those who are Jews We forbade every animal with
claws. And of the oxen and the sheep forbade We unto them the
fat thereof save that upon the backs or the entrails, or that
which is mixed with the bone. That we awarded them for their
rebellion. And lo! we verily are truthful.
[6.147] So if they give the lie to thee (Muhammad), say: Your
Lord is a Lord of All-Embracing Mercy, and His wrath will never
be withdrawn from guilty folk.
[6.148] They who are idolaters will say: Had Allah willed, we
had not ascribed (unto Him) partners neither had our fathers,
nor had we forbidden aught. Thus did those who were before them
give the lie (to Allah's messengers) till they tasted of the
fear of Us. Say: Have ye any knowledge that ye can adduce for Us
? Lo! ye follow naught but an opinion, Lo! ye do but guess.
[6.149] Say - For Allah's is the final argument - Had He willed
He could indeed have guided all of you.
[6.150] Say: Come, bring your witnesses who can bear witness
that Allah forbade (all) this. And if they bear witness, do not
thou bear witness with them. Follow thou not the whims of those
who deny Our revelations, those who believe not in the Hereafter
and deem (others) equal with their Lord.
[6.151] Say: Come, I will recite unto you that which your Lord
hath made a sacred duty for you: That ye ascribe no thing as
partner unto Him and that ye do good to parents, and that ye
slay not your children because of penury - We provide for you
and for them - and that ye draw not nigh to lewd things whether
open or concealed. And that ye slay not the life which Allah
hath made sacred, save in the course of justice. This He hath
command you, in order that ye may discern.
[6.152] And approach not the wealth of the orphan save with that
which is better, till he reach maturity. Give full measure and
full weight, in justice. We task not any soul beyond its scope.
And if ye give your word, do justice thereunto, even though it
be (against) a kinsman; and fulfil the covenant of Allah. This
He commandeth you that haply ye may remember.
[6.153] And (He commandeth you, saying): This is My straight
path, so follow it. Follow not other ways, lest ye be parted
from His way. This hath He ordained for you, that ye may ward
[6.154] Again, We gave the Scripture unto 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
[6.155] And this is a blessed Scripture which We have revealed.
So follow it and ward off (evil), that ye may find mercy.
[6.156] Lest ye should say: The Scripture was revealed only to
two sects before us, and we in sooth were unaware of what they
[6.157] Or lest ye should say: If the Scripture had been
revealed unto us, we surely had been better guided than are
they. Now hath there come unto you a clear proof from your Lord,
a guidance and mercy; and who doeth greater wrong than he who
denieth the revelations of Allah, and turneth away from them ?
We award unto those who turn away from Our revelations an evil
doom because of their aversion.
[6.158] Wait they, indeed, for nothing less than that the angels
should come unto them, or thy Lord should come, or there should
come one of the portents from thy Lord ? In the day when one of
the portents from thy Lord cometh, its belief availeth naught a
soul which theretofore believed not, nor in its belief earned
good (by works). Say: Wait ye! Lo! We (too) are waiting.
[6.159] Lo! As for those who sunder their religion and become
schismatics, no concern at all hast thou with them. Their case
will go to Allah, Who then will tell them what they used to do.
[6.160] Whoso bringeth a good deed will receive tenfold the like
thereof, while whoso bringeth an ill-deed will be awarded but
the like thereof; and they will not be wronged.
[6.161] Say: Lo! As for me, my Lord hath guided me unto a
straight path, a right religion, the community of Abraham, the
upright, who was no idolater.
[6.162] Say: Lo! my worship and my sacrifice and my living and
my dying are for Allah, Lord of the Worlds.
[6.163] He hath no partner. This am I commanded, and I am first
of those who surrender (unto Him).
[6.164] Say: Shall I seek another than Allah for Lord, when He
is Lord of all things ? Each soul earneth only on its own
account, nor doth any laden bear another's load. Then unto your
Lord is your return and He will tell you that wherein ye
[6.165] He it is Who hath placed you as viceroys of the earth
and hath exalted some of you in rank above others, that He may
try you by (the test of) that which He hath given you. Lo! Thy
Lord is swift in prosecution, and Lo! He verily is Forgiving,