With The Name of The One True *G-D, The Merciful Benefactor, The Merciful Redeemer
[Chap 21 V 1-50]
Closer and closer to mankind comes their Judgment: yet they heed not and they turn away.
Never comes (anything) to them of a renewed Message from their Lord-Creator, but they listen to it as in a joke,-
Their hearts toying with it as (some kind of) amusement. The wrong-doers conceal their private counsels, (saying), “Is this (so-called prophet) more than a man like yourselves? Will you go to witchcraft with your eyes open?”
Tell them: “My Guardian-Lord knows (every) word (spoken) in the Heavens and on Earth: HE is The ONE that hears and knows (everything).”
“No,” they reply, “(these are) a mix bag of dreams! – No, **He fabricated it (from Judaism and Christianity)! – No, He is (but) a poet! Let him then bring us a (miraculous) Sign like the ones that were sent to (the Prophets) of the past!” –
(As to those generations) before them, not one of the populations which ***WE destroyed believed: will these now believe?
Before you, also, the Messengers WE sent were but men, to whom WE granted Inspiration: If you don’t know this, ask those (Christians and Jews) who possess the Message (sent to them).
Nor did WE give them bodies that did not need to eat food (and to eliminate its’ waste), nor were they exempt from death.
In the end WE fulfilled to them ***OUR Promise, and WE saved them and those whom WE pleased, but WE destroyed those who transgressed beyond bounds.
WE have revealed for you (O Mankind), a Revelation in which is a Message for you: will you not then understand?
How many were the past populations which WE utterly destroyed because of their wickedness; and setting up in their places, other peoples?
Yet, when they felt OUR Punishment (coming), behold, they (tried to) run away from it.
Don’t run! But return to the good things of this life which were given to you, and to your homes in order that you may be called to (a terrible) account.
They cried: “Ah! woe to us! We were indeed wrong-doers!”
And their crying did not stop, until WE made them as a field that is mown down, as ashes silent and quenched.
Not for (idle) sport did WE create the Heavens and the Earth and all that is between!
If it had been OUR wish (to do something) for amusement, WE should surely have taken it from the things nearest to ***US, if WE would do (such a thing)!
No, WE throw the Truth against falsehood, and it knocks out its brain, and behold, falsehood does perish! Ah! woe be to you for the (false) things you ascribe (to G-D).
To HIM belong all (creatures) in the Heavens and on Earth: Even those who are in HIS (very) Presence are not too proud to serve HIM, nor are they (ever) weary (of HIS service):
They celebrate HIS praises night and day, nor do they ever stop or take a break.
Or have Human beings taken (for worship) gods from the Earth who can raise (the dead)?
If there were, in the Heavens and the Earth, other gods besides The One True G-D, there would have been confusion in both! But glory to G-D, The Lord-Creator of the Throne: (High is HE) above what they falsely attribute to HIM!
HE cannot be questioned for HIS actions, but they will be questioned (for theirs).
Or have they taken for worship (other) gods besides HIM? Say to them, “Bring your convincing proof: this is the Message of those with me and the Message of those (Jews and Christians) before me.” But most of them know not the Truth, and so turn away.
Not an apostle did WE send before you without this Inspiration sent by US to him: that there is no deity but I; therefore worship and serve ME.
And they say: “(G-D) Most Gracious has begotten children.” Glory to HIM! they are (but) servants raised to honour.
They speak not before HE speaks, and they act (in all things) by HIS Command.
HE knows what will happen to them (in the future), and what has already happened to them (in the past), and they offer no intercession except for those who are acceptable, and they stand in awe and reverence of HIS (Glory).
If any of them should say, “I am a deity besides HIM”, such a one WE should reward with Hell: thus do WE reward those who do wrong.
Don’t the Ungodly know that the Heavens and the Earth were once joined together (as one unit of creation), before WE broke them apart? WE made from water every living thing. Will they not then believe?
And WE have set on the Earth mountains standing firm, lest it should shake with them, and WE have made therein broad highways (between mountains) for them to pass through: that they may receive Guidance.
And WE have made the Heavens as a canopy well guarded: yet do they turn away from the Signs which these things (point to)!
It is HE WHO created the Night and the Day, and the Sun and the Moon: all (the celestial bodies) swim along, each in its rounded course.
WE granted not to any Human Being before you permanent life (here): if then you shouldst die, would they live permanently?
Every Human Being shall have a taste of death: and WE test you by way of bad and goods things (in life). And to US must you return.
When the Ungodly (and religious hypocrites) see you, they treat you not except with ridicule. “Is this,” (they say), “the one who talks about your gods?” And they blaspheme at the mention of (G-D) Most Gracious!
Man is a creature of haste: soon (enough) will I show you MY Signs; then you will not ask ME to hasten them!
They ask: “When will this promise come to pass, if you are telling the truth?”
If only the Ungodly (and hypocrites) knew (the time) when they will not be able to ward off the Fire from their faces, nor yet from their backs, and (when) no help can reach them!
No, it may come to them all of a sudden and confound them: no power will they have then to avert it, nor will they (then) get a delay.
Mocked were (many) Messengers before you; But their jeerers were surrounded by the thing that they mocked.
Ask them: “Who can keep you safe by night and by day from (the Punishment of G-D) Most Gracious?” Yet they turn away from the mention of their Lord-Creator.
Or do they have gods that can guard them from US? They have no power to aid themselves, nor can they be defended from US.
No, WE gave the good things of this life to these (sinful) Humans and their forefathers for a long period of time. But then have they never seen how WE have visited the Earth (with OUR destruction); gradually depriving it of all that is best thereon? Is it then they who will win?
Say, “I do but warn you according to this Revelation”: But the deaf (and spiritually dead) will not hear the call, (even) when they are warned!
If but a breath of the Wrath of thy Lord-Creator do touch them, they will then cry, “Woe to us! we did wrong indeed!”
WE shall set up scales of justice for the Day of Judgment, so that not a soul will be dealt with unjustly in the least, and if there be (no more than) the weight of a mustard seed (of good or bad deeds), WE will bring it (to account): and enough are WE to take account.
In the past WE granted to Moses and Aaron the criterion (for judgment), and a Light and a Message for those who would do right,-
Those who are conscious of their Guardian-Lord in their most secret thoughts, and who hold the Hour (of Judgment) in reverence and awe.
And this is a blessed Message which WE have sent down: will you then reject it?
[Chap 24 V 44-46]
It is The One True G-D, WHO rotates the Night and the Day: verily in these things is an instructive example for those who have vision!
And G-D has created every animal from water: of them there are some that creep on their bellies; some that walk on two legs; and some that walk on four.
The ONE G-D creates what HE wills for verily G-D has power over everything (and everyone).
WE have indeed sent down Signs that make things obvious: and G-D guides whom HE wills to a way that is straight.
(Verses from the Holy Qur’an)
* G-D instead of g o d. When g o d is spelt backwards it is dog. This is not a respectful spelling of a word to be used in reference to The Lord-Creator of the Heavens and Earth.
** The doubter and deniers of the Revelation called the Holy Qur’an had charged that the Prophet Muhammed had fabricated it. They claimed then (and even now) that he had copied from the Torah and the Gospel. The problem with that story is that Muhammed could neither read nor write. In Arabia during the 7th century men and women who could read and write were very few. The Arabs then were very good at memorizing long poetic stories; but the majority of them were not literate. There are many verses in the Qur’an that refer to Muhammed as being ‘unlettered.’ He received the Revelation from the Angel Gabriel over a 23 years time period. In many verses in the Qur’an the Angels had to give him instructions on what to say to questions asked of him. He was a very humble and kind hearted Human Being; who at first was afraid to speak openly against the idol worshipping of his people. He was admonished by one of the verses in the Qur’an to give G-D’s Message publicly. And there are many other verses in the Qur’an where he was admonished by G-D for mistakes and errors in judgment that he made. If a person fabricates something would they leave in it a retelling of their own personal errors and mistakes.
*** WE, OUR, US are all references in the Holy Qur’an to the Angels who manage G-D’s creation. They are totally obedient to their Creator. They have no independent will of their own. They are incapable of disobedience to HIM.