Selected Quotations From The Koran
Compiled by Stuart R. Kerr, III
IN THE NAME OF ALLAH THE COMPASSIONATE THE MERCIFUL
Praise be to Allah, Lord of Creation, The Compassionate, the Merciful, King of Judgment-day! You alone we worship, and to You alone we pray for help.
Guide us to the straight path, The path of those whom You have favoured, Not of those who have incurred Your wrath, Nor of those who have gone astray.
57:1 All that is in heaven and earth gives glory to Allah. He is the Mighty, the Wise One.
His is the kingdom of the heavens and the earth. He ordains life and death and has power over all things.
He is the first and the last, the visible and the unseen. He has knowledge of all things.
He created the heavens and the earth in six days and then mounted His throne. He knows all that goes into the earth and all that emerges from it, all that comes down from heaven and all that ascends to it. He is with you wherever you are. He is cognizant of all your actions.
His is the kingdom of the heavens and the earth. To Him shall all things return. He causes the night to pass into the day and the day into the night. He has knowledge of the inmost thoughts of men.
24:34 Allah is the light of the heavens and the earth. His light may be compared to a niche that enshrines a lamp, the lamp within a crystal of star-like brilliance. It is lit from a blessed olive tree neither eastern nor western. Its very oil would almost shine forth, though no fire touched it. Light upon light; Allah guides to His light whom He will.
24:36 As for the unbelievers, their works are like a mirage in a desert. The thirsty traveler thinks it is water, but when he comes near he finds that it is nothing. He finds Allah there, who pays him back in full. Swift is Allah's reckoning.
Or like darkness on a bottomless ocean spread with clashing billows and overcast with clouds: darkness upon darkness. If he stretches out his hand he can scarcely see it. Indeed the man from whom Allah withholds His light shall find no light at all.
50:12 We created man. We know the promptings of his soul, and are closer to him than the vein of his neck.
86:11 For every soul there is a guardian watching over it. Let man reflect from what he is created. He is created from an ejected fluid that issues from between the loins and the ribs.
10:80 We are the witnesses of all your thoughts and all your prayers and all your actions. Not an atom's weight in earth or heaven escapes your Lord, nor is there any object smaller or greater, but is recorded in a glorious book.
58:7 Are you not aware that Allah knows what the heavens and the earth contain? If three men talk in secret together, He is their fourth; if four, He is their fifth; ii five, He is their sixth; whether fewer or more, wherever they be, He is with them. Then, on the Day of Resurrection, He will inform them of their doings. Allah has knowledge of all things.
7:22 Children of Adam! We have given you clothing with which to cover your nakedness, and garments pleasing to the eye, but the finest of all these is the robe of piety.
39:43 When evil befalls man he calls upon Us; but when We vouch- safe him Our favor, he says: "It is my due." By no means! It is but a test: yet most men do not know it.
56:56 It was We that ordained death among you. Nothing can hinder Us from replacing you by others like yourselves or transforming you into beings you know nothing of.
21:311 Every soul shall taste death. We will prove you all with good and evil. To Us you shell be recalled.
39:39 Allah takes away men's souls upon their death, and the souls of the living during their sleep. Those that are doomed He keeps with Him and restores the others for a time ordained. Surely there are signs in this for thinking men.
32:13 Had it been Our Will, We would have guided every soul. But My word shall be fulfilled: "I will fill the pit of Hell with jinn and men."
35:11 Praise be to Allah, the Creator of heaven and earth! He sends forth the angels as His messengers, with two, three or four airs of wings. He Multiplies His creatures according to His will. Allah has power over all things.
2:98 Say: "Whoever is an enemy of Gabriel" (who has by Allah's grace revealed to you the Koran as a guide and joyful tidings for the faithful, confirming previous scriptures) "whoever is on enemy of Allah, His angels, or His apostles, or of Gabriel or Michael, shall make Allah Himself his enemy: Allah is the enemy of the unbelievers."
70:1 No power can hinder Allah from punishing them. He is the Lord of the Ladders, by which the angels and the Spirit will ascend to him in one day: a day whose space is fifty thousand years.
53:24 Numerous are the angels in the heavens; yet their intercession shall avail nothing until Allah gives leave to whom He accepts and chooses.
Those that disbelieve in the life to come call the angels by the names of females. Yet of this they have no knowledge: they follow mere conjecture, and conjecture is no substitute for truth.
43:13 They regard as females the angels who are Allah's servants. Did they witness their creation? Their claims shall be noted down. They shall be closely questioned.
2:29 When your Lord said to the angels: "I am placing on the earth one that shall rule as My deputy," they replied: "Will You put there one that will do evil and shed blood, when we have for so long sung Your praises and sanctified Your name?"
He said: "I know what you do not know."
He taught Adam the names of all things and then set them before the Angels, saying: "Tell Me the names of these, if what you say be true."
"Glory to You," they replied, "we have no knowledge except that which you have given us. You alone are wise and all-knowing."
Then said He to Adam: "Tell them their names." And when Adam had named them, He said: "Did I not tell you that I know the secrets of heaven and earth, and all that you hide and all that you reveal?"
And when We said to the angels: "Prostrate yourselves before Adam," they all prostrated themselves except Satan, who in his pride refused and became an unbeliever.
7:8 "Why did you not prostrate yourself?" Allah asked.
"I am nobler than Adam," he replied. "You created me of fire and him of clay."
He said: "Begone from Paradise! This is no place for your contemptuous pride. Away with you! Henceforth you shall be humble."
Satan replied: "Reprieve me till the Day of Resurrection."
"You are reprieved," said He.
"Because You have led me into sin," said Satan, "I will waylay Your servants as they walk on your straight path, and spring upon them from the front and from the rear, from their right and from their left. Then you shall find the greater part of them ungrateful."
17:62 "Begone!" said He. "Hell is your reward, and the reward of those that follow you. An ample reward it shall be. Rouse with your voice whomever you are able. Muster against them all your forces. Be their partner in their riches and in their offspring. Promise them what you will. (Satan promises them only to deceive them.) But over My true servants you shall have no power. Your Lord will be their all-sufficient Guardian."
2:32 To Adam We said: "Dwell with your wife in Paradise and eat of its fruits to your hearts' content wherever you will. But never approach this tree or you shall both become transgressors."
But Satan made them fall from Paradise and brought about their banishment. "Go hence," We said, "and may your offspring be enemies to each other. The earth will for a while provide your sustenance and dwelling place."
Then Adam received commandments from his Lord, and his Lord relented towards him. He is the Forgiving One, the Merciful.
65:12 It is Allah who has created seven heavens, and earths as many. His commandment descends through them, so that you may know that Allah has power over all things, and that He has knowledge of all things.
67:1 He created seven heavens, one above the other. His work is faultless. Turn up your eyes: can you detect a single flaw?
Then look once more and yet again: your eyes will in the end grow dim and weary.
17:44 The seven heavens, the earth, and all who dwell in them give glory to Him. All creatures celebrate His praises. Yet you cannot understand their praises. Benignant is He and forgiving.
32:1 He governs the creation from heaven to earth. And in the end it will ascend to Him in one day, a day whose space is a thousand years by your reckoning.
46:1 It was to manifest the truth that I've created the heavens and the earth and all that lies between them; We created them to last for an appointed term. Yet the unbelievers give no heed to Our warning.
50:12 Were We worn out by the first creation? Yet they are in doubt about a new creation.
14:19 Do you not see that Allah has created the heavens and the earth with truth? He can destroy you if He wills and bring into being a new creation: that is no difficult thing for him.
37 1 i We have decked the lower heaven with constellations. They guard it against rebellious devils, so that they may rot hear the words of those on high. Meteors are hurled at them from every side; then, driven away, they are consigned to an eternal scourge. Eavesdroppers are pursued by fiery comets.
78:1 Did We not spread the earth like a bed and raise the mountains like pillars?
We created you in pairs and gave you rest in sleep. We made the night a mantle, and ordained the day for work. We built above you seven mighty heavens and placed in them a shining lamp. We sent down abundant water from the clouds, bringing forth grain and varied plants, and gardens thick with foliage.
55:1 He laid the earth for his creatures, with all its fruits and blossom-bearing palm, chaff-covered grain and scented herbs. Which of your Lord's blessings would you deny?
22:5 You sometimes see the earth dry and barren: but no sooner do We send down rain upon it than it begins to stir and swell, putting forth every kind of radiant bloom. That is because Allah is Truth: He gives life to the dead and has power over all things.
40:78 It is Allah who has provided you with beasts, that you may ride on some and eat the flesh of others. You put then to many uses; they take you where you please, carrying you by land as ships carry you by sea.
40:67 It was He who created you from dust, making you a little germ, and then a clot of blood. He brings you infants into the world; you reach manhood, then decline into old age (though some of you die young), so that you may complete your appointed term and grow in wisdom.
4:1 Men, have fear of your Lord, who created you from single soul, From that soul He created its mate, and through them He bestrewed the earth with countless men and women.
82:11 When the sky is rent asunder; when the stars scatter and the oceans roll together; when the graves are hurled about; each soul shall know what it has done and what it has failed to do.
O man! What evil has enticed you from your gracious Lord, who created and proportioned you, and molded your body to His will?
Yes. you deny the Last Judgment. vet there are guardians catching over you, noble recorders who know of all your actions.
The righteous shall surely dwell in bliss. But the wicked shall burn in Hell-fire upon the Judgment Day: they shall not escape.
Would that you knew what the Day of Judgment is! Oh, would that you knew what the Day of Judgment is! It is the day when every soul will stand alone and Allah will reign supreme.
78:13 Fixed is the Day of Judgment. On that day the Trumpet shall be sounded and you shall come in multitudes. The gates of heaven shall swing open and the mountains shall pass away and become like vapor.
77:8 When the stars are blotted out; when the sky is rent asunder and the mountains crumble into dust; when Allah's apostles are brought together on the appointed day - when will all this be? Upon the Day of Judgment!
50:31 Listen on the day when the Crier will call from near; the day when men will hear the fateful cry. On that day they will rise up from their graves.
25:26 On that day the sky with all its clouds shall be rent asunder- and the angels sent down in their ranks. On that day the Merciful will truly reign supreme. A day of woe it shall be to the unbelievers.
39:68 The Trumpet shall be sounded and all who are in heaven and earth shall fall down fainting, except those that shall be spared by Allah. Then the Trumpet will sound again and they shall rise and gaze around them. The earth will shine with the light of her Lord, and the Book will be laid open. The prophets and witnesses shall be brought in and all shall be judged with fairness: none shall be wronged. Every soul shall be paid back according to its deeds, for Allah knows of all their actions.
39:71 You shall see the angels circling round the Throne, giving glory to their Lord. Mankind shall be judged with fairness, and all shall say: "Praise be to Allah, Lord of the Creation!"
40:12 Exalted and throned on high, He lets the Spirit descend at His behest on those of His servants whom He chooses, that he may warn them of the day when they shall meet Him; the day when they shall rise up from their graves with nothing hidden from Allah. And who shall reign supreme on that day? Allah, the One, the Mighty.
22:46 They bid you hasten the punishment of Allah. He will not fail his promise. Each day of His is like a thousand years in your reckoning.
16:75 To Allah belong the secrets of the heavens and the earth. The business of the Final Hour shall be accomplished in the twinkling of an eye, or even less. Allah has power over all things.
3:184 Every soul shall taste death. You shall receive your rewards only on the My of Resurrection. Whoever is spared the fire of Hell and is admitted to Paradise shall surely gain his end; for the life of this world is nothing but a fleeting vanity.
3:142 No one dies unless Allah permits. The term of every life is fixed. He that desires the reward of this world shall have it; and he that desires the reward of the life to come shall have it also. We will surely reward the thankful.
17:8 The fate of each man We have bound about his neck. On the Bay of Resurrection We shall confront him with a book spread wide open, saying: "Here is your book: read it. Enough for you this day that your own soul should call you to account."
18:48 Their book shall be set down before them, and you shall see the sinners dismayed at that which is inscribed in it. They shall say: "Woe to us! What can this book mean? It omits nothing small or great: all are noted down!" and they shall find their deeds recorded there. Your Lord will wrong none.
50:12 When the two Keepers receive him, the one seated on his right, the other on his left, each word he utters shall be noted down by a vigilant guardian.
50:21 Each soul shall come attended by one who will testify against it and another who will drive it on. One of them will say: "Of this you have been heedless. But now We have removed your veil. Today your sight is keen." And his comrade will say: "My testimony is ready."
Then a voice will cry: "Cast into Hell every hardened unbeliever, every opponent of good works, and every doubting transgressor who has set up another god besides Allah. Hurl him into the fierce, tormenting flames!"
50:31 And not far thence Paradise shall be brought close to the righteous. We shall say to them: "Here is all that you were promised. It is for every penitent and faithful man, who fears the Merciful, though he is unseen, and comes before Him with a contrite heart. Enter in peace. This is the day of immortality."
35:33 They shall enter the garden of Eden, where they shall be decked with pearls and bracelets of gold, and arrayed in robes of silk. They shall say: "Praise be to Allah who has taken away all our sorrows iron us. Our Lord is forgiving and bountiful in His rewards. Through his grace He has admitted us to the Eternal mansion, where we shall know no toil, no weariness."
41:30 As for those who say: "Our God is Allah," and take the right path to Him, the angels will descend to them, saying: "let nothing alarm or grieve you. Rejoice in the Paradise you have been promised. We are your guardians in this world and in the next. You shall find there all that your souls desire and all that you can ask for: a rich provision from a benignant and merciful God."
10:46 An apostle is sent to every nation. When their apostle comes, justice is done among them; they are not wronged.
22:73 He chooses His messengers from the angels and from men. He hears all and observes all. He knows what is before them and behind them. To Him all things return.
17:91 Nothing prevents men from having faith when guidance is revealed to them but the excuse: "Could Allah have sent a human being as an apostle?"
Say: "Had the earth been a safe place for angels to dwell in, We would have sent forth an angel from heaven as an apostle."
2:86 To Moses We gave the Scriptures and after him we sent other apostles. We gave Jesus the son of Mary veritable signs and strengthened him with the Holy Spirit. Will you then scorn each apostle whose message does not suit your fancies, charging some with imposture and slaying others?
6:104 They solemnly swear by Allah that if a sign be given them they would believe in it. Say: "Signs are vouchsafed by Allah." And how can you tell that ii a sign be given them they will indeed believe in it?
We will turn away their hearts and eyes from the truth since they refused to believe in it at first. We will leave them to blunder about in their wrongdoing.
If We sent down the angels and caused the dead to speak with them, and ranged all things before them, they would still not believe, Unless Allah willed it. But most of them are ignorant men.
4:153 The People of the Book ask you to bring down for them a book from heaven. Of Moses they demanded a harder thing than that. They said to him: "Show us Allah distinctly." And for their wickedness a thunderbolt smote them. They worshipped the calf after We revealed to them Our signs; yet We forgave them that, and bestowed on Moses clear authority.
32:21 We gave the Scriptures to Moses (never doubt that you will meet him) and made it a guide for Israelites. And when they grew steadfast and firmly believed in Our revelations, We appointed leaders from among them who gave guidance at Our bidding. On the Day of Resurrection your Lord will resolve for them their differences.
19:12 And you shall recount in the Book the story of Mary: how she left her people and betook herself to a solitary place to the east.
We sent to her Our spirit in the semblance of a full-grown man. And when she saw him she said: May the "Merciful defend me from you! If you fear the Lord, leave me and go your way."
"I am the messenger of your Lord," he replied, "and have come to give you a holy son."
"How shall I bear a child," she answered, "when I am a virgin, untouched by man?"
"Such is the will of your Lord," he replied. "That is no difficult thing for Him. He shall be a sign to mankind,". says the Lord, "and a blessing from Ourself. This is Our decree.."
3:40 And remember the angel's words to Mary. He said: "Allah has chosen you. He has made you pure and exalted you above all women. Diary, be obedient to your Lord; bow down and worship with the worshippers."
This is an account of what is hidden. We reveal it to you. You were not present when they cast lots to see which of them should have charge of Mary; nor were you present when they argued about her.
The angels said to Mary: "Allah bide you rejoice in a Word from Him. His name is the Messiah, Jesus the son of Mary. He shall be noble in this world and in the next, and shall be favored by Allah. He shall preach to men in his cradle and in the prime of manhood, and shall lead a righteous life."
"Lord," she said, "how can I bear a child when no man has touched me?"
He replied: "Such is the will of Allah. He creates whom He will. When He decrees a thing He need only say: "Be," and it is. He will instruct him in the Scriptures and in wisdom, in the Torch and in the Gospel, and send him forth as an apostle to the Israelites. He will say: "I bring you a sign from your Lord. From clay I will make for you the likeness of a bird. I shall breathe into it and, by Allah's leave, it shall become a living bird. By Allah's leave I shall give sight to the blind man, heal the leper, and raise the dead to life. I shall tell you what to eat and what to store up in your houses. Surely that will be a sign for you, if you are true believers. I come to confirm the Torah that has already been revealed and to make lawful to you some of the things you are forbidden. I bring you a sign from your Lord: therefore fear Him and obey Me. Allah is my God and your God: therefore serve him. That is the straight path."
4.154 They denied the truth and uttered a monstrous falsehood against Mary. They declared: "We have put to death the Messiah Jesus the son of ivory, the apostle of Allah." They did not kill him, nor did they crucify him, but they thought they did.
Those that disagreed about him were in doubt concerning his death, for what they knew about it was sheer conjecture; they were not sure that they had slain him. Allah lifted him up to his presence; He is mighty and wise. There is none among the People of the Book but will believe in him before his death; and on the Day of Resurrection he will be a witness against them.
43:54 Jesus was no more than a mortal whom We favored and made an example to the Israelites. Had It been Our will We could have replaced you with angels to succeed you on the earth. He is a portent of the Hour of Doom. Have no doubt about its coming and follow Me. This is the right path: let Satan not mislead you, for he is your sworn enemy.
3:55 They plotted, and Allah plotted. Allah is the supreme Plotter. He said: "Jesus, I am about to cause you to die and lift you up to Me. I shall take you away from the unbelievers and exalt your followers above them till the Day of Resurrection. Then to Me you shall all return and I shall judge your disputes. The unbelievers shall be sternly punished in this world and in the world to come: there shall be none to help them. As for those that have faith and do good works, they shall be given their reward in full. Allah does not love the evil-doers."
19:29 Whereupon he spoke and said: "I am the servant of Allah. He has given me the Gospel and ordained me a prophet. His blessing is upon me wherever I go, and He has commanded me to be steadfast in prayer and to give alms to the poor as long as I shall live. He has exerted me to honor my mother and has purged me of vanity and wickedness. I was blessed on the day I was born, and blessed I shall be on the day of my death; and may peace be upon me on the day when I shall be raised to life."
Such was Jesus, the son of Mary. That is the whole truth, which they are unwilling to accept. Allah forbid that He Himself should beget a son! When he decrees a thing He need only say: "be," and it is.
Allah is my Lord and your Lord: therefore serve him. That is the right path.
Yet the Sects are divided concerning Jesus But when the fateful day arrives, woe to the unbelievers! Their sight and hearing shell be sharpened on the day when they appear before us. Truly, the unbelievers are in the grossest error.
5:75 The Messiah, the son of Chary, was no more then an apostle: other apostles passed away before him. His mother was a saintly women. They both ate earthly food.
4:171 People of the Book, do not transgress the bounds of your religion. Speak nothing but the truth about Allah. The Messiah, Jesus the son of Mary, was no more than Allah's apostle and His Word which he cast to Mary: a spirit from Him. So believe in Allah and His apostles and do not say: "Three;" Forbear, and it shall be better for you. Allah is but one God. Allah forbid that He should have a son! His is all that the heavens and the earth contain. Allah is the all-sufficient Protector. The Messiah does not disdain to be a servant of Allah, nor do the angels who are nearer to him. Those who through arrogance disdain His service shall all be brought before Him.
73:1 You that are wrapped up in your mantle, keep vigil all night, save for a few hours; half the night, or even less: or a little more - and with measured tone recite the Koran, for We are about to address to you words of surpassing gravity. It is in the watches of the night that impressions are strongest and words most eloquent; in the day-time you are hard-pressed with work.
(You need not move your tongue too fast to learn this revelation. We Ourself shall see to its collection and recital. When We read it, follow its words attentively; We shall Ourself explain its meaning.)
20:114 Do not be quick to recite the Koran before its revelation is completed, but rather say: "Lord, increase my knowledge."
42:48 Thus We have inspired you with a spirit of Our will when you knew nothing of faith or scripture, and made it a light whereby we guide those of Our servants whom We please. You shall surely guide them to the right path: the path of Allah, to whom belongs all that the heavens and the earth contain. All things in the end return to him.
25:27 The unbelievers ask: "Why was the Koran not revealed to him entire in a single revelation?"
We have revealed it thus so that We may strengthen your faith. We have imparted it to you by gradual revelation. No sooner will they come to you with an argument than We shall reveal to you the truth and properly explain it. Those who will be dragged headlong into Hell shall have an evil place to-dwell in, for they have strayed far from the right path.
4:159 We have revealed Our will to you as We revealed it to Noah and to the prophets who came after him; as We revealed it to Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac, Jacob, and David, to whom We gave the Psalms. Of some apostles We have already told you (how Allah spoke directly to Moses); but there are others of whom We have not yet spoken: apostles who brought good news to mankind and admonished them, so that they might have no plea against Allah after their coming. Allah is mighty and wise.
40:78 We have sent forth other apostles before you, of some you have already heard, of others We have told you nothing. Yet none of these could work a miracle except by Allah's leave. And when Allah's will is done, justice will prevail and those who have denied His signs will come to grief.
16:40 The apostles We sent before you were no more than mortals whom We inspired with revelations and with writings. Ask the People of the Book, ii you doubt this. To you We have revealed the Koran, so that you may proclaim to men what has been revealed to them, and that they may give thought.
13:38 We have sent forth other apostles before you and given them wives and children. Yet none of them could work miracles except by the will of Allah. Every age has its scripture. Allah confirms or abrogates what He pleases. His is the Eternal Book.
33:49 Prophet, We have made lawful to you the wives to whom you have granted dowries and the slave-girls whom Allah has given you as booty; the daughters of your paternal and maternal uncles and of your and of your paternal and maternal aunts who fled with you; and the other woman who gave themselves to you and whom you wished to take in marriage. This privilege is yours alone, being granted to no other believer.
We well know the duties We have imposed on the faithful concerning their wives and slave-girls. We grant you this privilege so that none may blame you. Allah is forgiving and merciful.
You may put off any of your wives you please and take to your bed any of them you please. Nor is it unlawful for you to receive any of those whom you have temporarily set aside. That is more proper, so that they may be contented and not vexed, and may all be pleased with what you give them.
22:46 Never have We sent a single prophet or apostle before you with whose wishes Satan did not tamper. But Allah abrogates the interjections of Satan and confirms His own revelations. Allah is wise and all-knowing. He makes Satan's interjections a temptation for those whose hearts are diseased or hardened - this is why the wrongdoers are in open schism - so that those to whom knowledge has been given may realize that this is the truth from your Lord and thus believe in it and humble their hearts towards him. Allah will surely guide the faithful to a straight path.
36:68 We have taught Mohammed no poetry, nor does it become him to be a poet. This is but a warning: an eloquent Koran to admonish the living and No pass judgment on the unbelievers.
29:48 Never have you read a book before this, nor have you ever transcribed one with your right hand. Had you done either of these, - the unbelievers might have justly doubted. But to those who are endowed with knowledge it is an undoubted sign. Only the wrongdoers deny Our signs.
68:1 By the pen, and what they write, you are not mad: thanks to the favor of your Lord! A lasting recompense awaits you, for yours is a sublime nature. You shall before long see - as they will see - which of you is mad.
53:1 By the declining star, your compatriot is not in error, nor is he deceived!
He does not speak out of his own fancy. This is an inspired revelation. He is fought by one who is powerful and eighty.
8:25 Remember how the unbelievers plotted against you. They sought to take you captive or have you killed or banished. They plotted - but Allah plotted also. Allah is most profound in His machinations.
43:77 If they are resolved to ruin you, We are resolved to ruin them. Do they think We cannot hear their secret talk and private converse? Yes! Cur angels, who are at their side, record it all.
17:84 They put questions to you about the Spirit. Say: "The Spirit is at my Lord's command. Little indeed is the knowledge vouchsafed to you."
72:21 Say: "I cannot tell whether the scourge with which you are threatened is imminent, or whether my Lord has set for it a far-off day. He alone has knowledge of what is hidden: His secrets He reveals to none, except to the apostles whom He elects. He sends down guardians who walk before them and behind them, that He may know if they have indeed delivered his messages. He has knowledge of all their actions and takes count of all things."
3:120 You said to the believers: "Is it not enough that your Lord should send down three thousand angels to help you?"
Yes! If you have patience and guard yourselves against evil, Allah win send to your aid five thousands angels splendidly accoutered, if they suddenly attack you.
26:185 Your Lord is the Mighty One, the Merciful. This Book is revealed by the Lord of the Creation. The faithful Spirit brought it down into your heart, that you might warn mankind in plain Arabic speech. It was foretold in the scriptures of the ancients.
Is it not sufficient proof for them that the doctors of the Israelites recognize it? If We had revealed it to a foreign man, and he had recited it to them, they still would not have believed. We thus put unbelief in the hearts of the evil-doers: they shall not believe in it until they see the woeful scourge which in their heedlessness will suddenly smite them. And then they will say: "Shall we never be reprieved?"
12:111 This is no invented tale, but a confirmation of previous scriptures, an explanation of all things, a guide and a blessing to true believers.
81:29 This is an admonition to all men: to those among you that have the will to be upright. Yet you cannot will, except by the will of Allah, Lord of Creation.
43:1 We have revealed the Koran in the Arabic tongue that you may grasp its meaning. It is a transcript of Our eternal book, sublime, and full of wisdom.
26:202 It was not the devils who brought down this Koran: it is neither in their interest nor in their power. Indeed, they are too far away to overhear it.
17:84 Say: "If men and jinn combined to write the like of this Koran, they would surely fail to compose one like it, though they helped one another."
17:103 We have divided the Koran into sections so that you may recite it to the people with deliberation. We have imparted it by gradual revelation.
59:18 Had We brought down this Koran upon a mountain, you would have seen it humble itself and break asunder for fear of Allah.
39:22 Allah has now revealed the best of scriptures, a book uniform in style proclaiming promises and warnings. Those who fear their Lord are filled with awe as they listen to its revelations, so that their hearts soften at the remembrance of Allah. Such is Allah's guidance: He bestows it on whom He will. But he whom Allah misleads shall have none to guide him.
39:25 We have given mankind in this Koran all manner of arguments, so that they may take heed. We have revealed it in the Arabic tongue, a Koran free from all faults, that they may guard themselves against evil.
5:45 In the Torah We decreed for them a life for a life, an eye for an eye, a nose for a nose, an ear for an ear, a tooth for a tooth, and a wound for a wound. But if a man charitably forbears from retaliation, his remission shall atone for him. Transgressors are those that do not judge in accordance with Allah's revelations.
After those prophets We sent forth Jesus, the son of Mary, confirming the Torah already revealed, and gave him the Gospel, in which there is guidance and light, corroborating that which was revealed before it in the Torah, a guide and an admonition to the righteous. Therefore let the followers of the Gospel judge in accordance with what Allah has revealed therein. Evil-doers are those that do not base their judgments on Allah's revelations.
And to you We have revealed the Book with the truth. It confirms the Scriptures which came before it and stands as a guardian over them. Therefore give judgment among men in accordance with Allah's revelations and co not yield to their fancies or swerve from the truth that has been made known to you.
2:112 The Jews say the Christians are misguided, and the Christians say it is the Jews who are misguided. Yet they both read the Scriptures. And the pagans say the same of both. Allah will judge their disputes on the Day of Resurrection.
2:135 They say: "Accept the Jewish or the Christian faith and you shall be rightly guided."
Say: "By no means! We believe in the faith of Abraham, the upright one. He was no idolater."
Say: "We believe in Allah and that which is revealed to us; we believe in what was revealed to Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac, Jacob, and the tribes; to Moses and Jesus and the other prophets. We make no distinction between any of them, and to Allah we have surrendered ourselves."
4:171 People of the Book, do not transgress the bounds of your religion. Speak nothing but the truth about Allah. The Messiah, Jesus the son of Mary, was no more than Allah's apostle and His lord which He cast to Mary: a spirit from Him. So believe in Allah and His apostles and do not say: "Three." Forbear, and it shall be better for you. Allah is but one God. Allah forbid that He should have a son! His is all that the heavens and the earth contain. Allah is the all-sufficient Protector. The Messiah does not disdain to be a servant of Allah, nor do the angels who are nearest to him. Those who through arrogance disdain His service shall all be brought before Him.
42:8 Had it been Allah's will, He could have made them all of one religion. But allah brings whom He will into His mercy; the wrongdoers have none to befriend or help them.
5:14 People of the Book! Our apostle has come to reveal to you much of what you have hidden of the Scriptures, and to forgive you much. A light has come to you from Allah and a glorious Book, with which He will guide to the paths of peace those that seek to please Him; He will lead them by His will from darkness to the light; He will guide them to a straight path.
Unbelievers are those who declare: "Allah is the Messiah, the son of Mary." Say: "Who would prevent Allah from destroying the Messiah, the son of Mary, together with his mother and all the people of the earth? His is the kingdom of the heavens and the earth and all that lies between them. He creates what He will and has power over all things."
The Jews and the Christians say: "We are the children of Allah and His loved ones." Say: "Why then does He punish you for your sins? Surely you are mortals of His own creation. He forgives whom He will and punishes whom He pleases. His is the kingdom of the heavens and the earth and all that lies between them. All shall return to Him."
People of the Book! Our apostle has come to reveal to you Our will after an interval during which there were no apostles, lest you should say: "No one has come to give us good news or to warn us." Now a prophet has come to give you good news and to warn you. Allah has power over all things.
5:62 If the People of the Book accept the true faith and keep from evil, We will pardon them their sins and admit them to the gardens of delight. If they observe the Torah and the Gospel and what is revealed to them from Allah, they shall be given abundance from above and from beneath.
Some of them are righteous men; but many of them do nothing but evil.
5:67 Believers, Jews, Sabaeans, or Christians - whoever believes in Allah and the Last Day and does what is right - shall have - nothing to fear or to regret.
4:65 He that obeys Allah and the Apostle shall dwell with the prophet and saints, the martyrs and righteous men whom Allah has favored. He shall have gracious companions.
5:3 This day I have perfected your religion for you and completed My favor to you. I have chosen Islam to be your faith.
30:29 Turn to Allah and fear Him. Be steadfast in prayer and serve no other god besides Him. Do not split up your religion into sects, each exulting in its own beliefs.
2:216 Fighting is obligatory for you, much as you dislike it. But you may hate a thing although it is good for you, and love a thing although it is bad for you. Allah knows, but you do not.
6:149 Say: "Come, I will tell you what your Lord has made binding on you: that you shall serve no other gods besides Him; that you shall show kindness to your parents; that you shall not kill your children because you cannot support them (We provide for you and for them); that you shall not commit foul sins, whether openly or in secret; and that you shall not kill - for that is forbidden by Allah - except for a just cause. Thus Allah exhorts you, that you may grow in wisdom."
31:13 (We enjoined man to show kindness to his parents, for with much pain his mother bears him and he is not weaned before he is two years of age. We said: "Give thanks to Me and to your parents. To ice shall all things return. But if they press you to serve, besides Me, what you know nothing of do not obey them. Be kind to thee in this world, and turn to Me with all devotion. To Me you shall all return, and I will declare to you all that you have done.")
16:57 They give daughters to Allah (glory be to Him!), but they themselves would have what they desire. When the birth of a girl is announced to one of them, his face grows dark and he is filled with inward gloom. Because of the bad news he hides himself from men: should he keep her with disgrace or bury her under the dust? How ill they judge!
5:32 That was why We laid it down for the Israelites that who- ever killed a human being, except as a punishment for murder or other wicked crimes, should be looked upon as though he had killed all mankind; and that whoever saved a human life should be regarded as though he had saved all mankind.
2:222 They ask you about menstruation. Say: "It is an indisposition. Keep aloof from women during their menstrual periods and do not touch them until they are clean again. Then have intercourse with them as Allah enjoined you. Allah loves those that turn to Him in repentance and strive to keep themselves clean." Women are your fields: go, then, into your fields as you please. Do good works and fear Allah. Bear in mind that you shall meet Him. Give good news to the believers.
2:228 Women shall with Justice have rights similar to those exercised against them, although men have a status above women. Allah is mighty and wise.
4:34 Men have authority over women because Allah has made the one superior to the others, and because they spend their wealth to maintain them. Good women are obedient. They guard their unseen parts because Allah has guarded them. As for those from whom you fear disobedience, admonish them and send them to beds apart and beat them. Then if they obey, take no further action against them. Allah is high, supreme.
22:30 He that reveres the offerings made to Allah shows the piety of his heart. Your cattle are useful to you in many ways until the time of their slaughter. Then they are offered for sacrifice at the Ancient House.
22:35 Their flesh and blood does not reach Allah; it is your piety that reaches Him. Thus He has subjected them to your service, so that you may give glory to Him for guiding you.
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