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Koran 2:190 Do not attack them first
Fight for the sake of God those that fight against you, but do not attack them first. God does not love the aggressors.
Slay them wherever you find them. Drive them out of the place from which they drove you. Idolatry is more grievous than bloodshed. But do not fight them within the precincts of the Holy Mosque unless they attack you there; if they attack you put them to the sword. Thus shall the unbelievers be rewarded: but if they mend their ways, know that God is forgiving and merciful.
Koran 2:216 Fighting is obligatory for you, much
as you dislike it.
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. God knows, but you know not.
Koran 2:219 Drinking and gambling have some
benefit for men
They ask you about drinking and gambling. say: 'There is great harm in both, although they have some benefit for men; but their harm is far graeter than their benefit'
Koran 2:256 No
Compulsion in Religion.
There shall be no compulsion in religion. True guidance is now distinct from error. He that renounces idol-worship and puts his faith in God shall grasp a firm handle that will never break. God hears all and knows all.
God is the Patron of the faithful. He leads them from darkness to the light. As for the unbelievers, their patrons are false gods, who lead them from light to darkness. They are the heirs of the Fire and shall abide in it for ever.
Koran 2:275No Interest on Debts
Koran 3:130 Believers, do not live on usury!
Believers, do not live on usury, doubling your wealth many times over. Have fear of God, that you may prosper.
Koran 3:180 Misers 1: The riches they have hoarded
shall become their fetters on the Day of Resurrection
Never let those who hoard the wealth which God has bestowed on them out of His bounty think it good for them: indeed it is an evil thing for them. The riches they have hoarded shall become their fetters on the Day of Resurrection. It is God who will inherit the heavens and the earth. God is cognizant of all your actions.
God has heard the words of those who said: 'God is poor, but we are rich.' Their words We will record, and their slaying of the prophets unjustly. We shall say: 'Taste now the torment of the Conflagration. Here is the reward of your misdeeds. God is not unjust to His servants.
Koran 3:193 Heaven and Hell 1
Those that fled their homes or were expelled from them, and those that
suffered persecution for My sake and fought and were slain: I shall forgive them their
sins and admit them to gardens watered by running streams, as a recompense from God; God
dispenses the richest recompense.
Do not be deceived by the fortunes of the unbelievers in the land. Their prosperity is brief. Hell shall be their home, an evil resting-place. As for those that fear their Lord, theirs shall be gardens watered by running streams in which they will abide for ever, and a. goodly welcome from God. God's recompense is surely better for the righteous.
Koran 4.1 You can marry up to
four free women, provided equality can be maintained, and any number of slave girls.
You PE0PLE! Have fear of your Lord, who created you from a single soul. From that soul He created its spouse, and through them He bestrewed the earth with countless men and women.
Fear God, in whose name you plead with one another, and honour the mothers who bore you. God is ever watching you.
Give orphans the property which belongs to them. Do not exchange their valuables for worthless things or cheat them of their possessions; for this would surely be a grievous sin. If you fear that you cannot treat orphan [girls] with fairness, then you may marry other women who seem good to you: two, three, or four of them. But if you fear that you cannot maintain equality among them, marry one only or any slave-girls you may own. This will make it easier for you to avoid injustice.
Koran 4:4 Women and orphans have
their own property
Give women their dowry as a free gift; but if they choose to make over to you a part of it, you may regard it as lawfully yours.
Do not give the feeble-minded the property with which God has entrusted you for their support; but maintain and clothe them with its proceeds, and speak kind words to them.
Put orphans to the test until they reach a marriageable age. If you find them capable of sound judgment, hand over to them their property, and do not deprive them of it by squandering it before they come of age.
Let not the rich guardian touch the property of his orphan ward; and let him who is poor use no more than a fair portion of it for his own advantage.
When you hand over to them their property, call in some witnesses; sufficient is God's accounting of your actions.
Men shall have a share in what their parents and kinsmen leave; and women shall have a share in what their parents and kinsmen leave: whether it be little or much, they shall be legally entitled to a share.
If relatives, orphans, or needy men are present at the division of an inheritance, give them, too, a share of it, and speak kind words to them.
Let those who are solicitous about the welfare of their young children after their own death take care not to wrong orphans. Let them fear God and speak for justice.
Those that devour the property of orphans unjustly, swallow fire into their bellies; they shall burn in a mighty conflagration.
Koran 4:11 A male shall inherit twice as much as a
God has thus enjoined you concerning your children:
A male shall inherit twice as much as a female. If there be more than two girls, they shall have two-thirds of the inheritance; but if there be one only, she shall inherit the half. Parents shall inherit a sixth each, if the deceased have a child; but if he leave no child and his parents be his heirs, his mother shall have a third. If he have brothers, his mother shall have a sixth after payment of any legacy he may have bequeathed or any debt he may have owed.
You may wonder whether your parents or your children are more beneficial to you. But this is the law of God; surely God is all-knowing and wise.
You shall inherit the half of your wives' estates if they die childless. If they leave children, a quarter of their estate shall be yours after payment of any legacy they may have bequeathed or any debt they may have owed.
Your wives shall inherit one quarter of your estate if you die childless. If you leave children, they shall inherit one-eighth, after payment of any legacy you may have bequeathed or any debt you may have owed.
If a man or a woman leave neither children nor parents and have a brother or a sister, they shall each inherit one-sixth. If there be more, they shall equally share the third of the estate, after payment of any legacy he may have bequeathed or any debt he may have owed, without prejudice to the rights of the heirs. That is a commandment from God. God is ail-knowing, and gracious.
Such are the bounds set by God. He that obeys God and His apostle shall dwell for ever in gardens watered by running streams. That is the supreme triumph. But he that defies God and His apostle and transgresses His bounds, shall be cast into a Fire wherein he will abide for ever. Shameful punishment awaits him.
Koran 4:19 Inheritance of women requires consent
Believers, it is unlawful for you to inherit the women of your deceased kinsmen against their will, or to bar them from re-marrying, in order that you may force them to give up a part of what you have given them, unless they be guilty of a proven lewd act. Treat them with kindness; for even if you dislike them, it may well be that you dislike a thing which God has meant for your own abundant good.
Koran 4:20 If you divorce a woman should should
keep her dowry
If you wish to replace one wife with another, do not take from her the dowry you have given her even if it be a talent of gold. That would be improper and grossly unjust; for how can you take it back when you have lain with each other and entered into a firm contract?
Koran 4:22 Marrying: no two sisters, no married
girls except married slave girls, no fornication
You are also forbidden to take in marriage two sisters at one and the same time: all previous such marriages excepted. Surely God is forgiving and merciful. Also married women, except those whom you own as slaves. Such is the decree of God. All women other than these are lawful for you, provided you court them with your wealth in modest conduct, not in fornication. Give them their dowry for the enjoyment you have had of them as a duty; but it shall be no offence for you to make any other agreement among yourselves after you have fulfilled your duty. Surely God is all-knowing and wise.
Koran 4:25 Slave girls receive dowry too, half the
punishment in case of adultery
If any one of you cannot afford to marry a free believing woman, let him marry a slave-girl who is a believer (God best knows your faith: you are born one of another). Marry them with the permission of their masters and give them their dowry in all justice, provided they are honourable and chaste and have not entertained other men. If after marriage they commit adultery, they shall suffer half the penalty inflicted upon free adulteresses
Koran 4:28 Believers, do not consume your wealth
among yourselves in vanity, but rather trade with it by mutual consent.
Believers, do not consume your wealth among yourselves in vanity, but rather trade with it by mutual consent.
Koran 4:29 Do not kill yourselves.
Do not kill yourselves. God is merciful to you, but he that does that through wickedness and injustice shall be burned in fire. That is easy enough for God.
Koran 4:34 Men have authority over women because
God has made the one superior to the other. Beat them if disobedient.
Men have authority over women because God has made the one superior to the other, and because they spend their wealth to maintain them. Good women are obedient. They guard their unseen parts because God has guarded them. As for those from whom you fear disobedience, admonish them, forsake them in beds apart, and beat them. Then if they obey you, take no further action against them. Surely God is high, supreme.
If you fear a breach between a man and his wife, appoint an arbiter from his people and another from hers. If they wish to be reconciled, God will bring them together again. Surely God is all-knowing and wise.
Koran 4:92 Penalties for killing a fellow believer
It is unlawful for a believer to kill another believer, accidents excepted. He that accidentally kills a believer must free one Muslim slave and pay blood mone to the family of the victim, unless they choose to give it away in alms. If the victim be a Muslim of a hostile tribe, the penalty is the freeing of one Muslim slave. But if the victim be a member of an allied tribe, then blood money must be paid to his family and a Muslim slave set free. He that lack means must fast two consecutive months.
Koran 4:159 Jews practiced usury and cheat others
of their possessions. Woeful punishment have We prepared for those that disbelieve.
Because of their iniquity, We forbade the Jews wholesome things which were formerly allowed them; because time after time they have debarred others from the path of God; because they practise usury - although they were forbidden it - and cheat others of their possessions. Woeful punishment have We prepared for those that disbelieve. But those of them that have deep learning, and those that truly believe in what has been revealed to you and what was revealed before you; who attend to their prayers and render the alms levy and have faith in God and the Last Day - these shall be richly recompensed.
Koran 4:171 Christians: do not say: 'Three.'
People of the Book, do not transgress the bounds of your religion. Speak nothing but the truth about God. The Messiah, Jesus son of Mary, was no more than God's apostle and His Word which He cast to Mary: a spirit from Him. So believe in God and His apostles and do not say: 'Three.' Forbear, and it shall be better for you. God is but one God. God forbid that He should have a son! His is all that the heavens and the earth contain. God is the all sufficient protector. The Messiah does not disdain to be a servant of God, nor do the angels who are nearest to Him. Those who through arrogance disdain His service shall all be brought before Him.
As for those that have faith and do good works, God will bestow on them their rewards and enrich them
Koran 5:65 Some christians are righteous
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 has been revealed to them from their Lord, they shall enjoy abundance from above and from beneath.
There are some among them who are righteous men; but there are many among them who do nothing but evil.
Apostle, proclaim what has been revealed to you from your Lord; if you do not, you will surely fail to convey His message. God will protect you from all men. God does not guide the unbelievers.
Say: 'People of the Book, you will attain nothing until you observe the Torah and the Gospel and that which has been revealed to you from your Lord.'
That which has been revealed to you from your Lord will surely increase the wickedness and unbelief of many of them. But do not grieve for the unbelievers.
Believers, Jews, Sabaeans and Christians - whoever believes in God and the Last Day and does what is right -shall have nothing to fear or to regret.
We made a covenant with the Israelites and sent forth apostles among them. But whenever an apostle came to them with a message that did not suit their inclinations, some they accused of lying and others they put to death. They thought no punishment would follow: they were blind and deaf. Then God turned to them in mercy, but many again were blind and deaf. God is ever watching their actions.
Unbelievers are those that say: 'God is the Messiah, the son of Mary.' For the Messiah himself said: 'Children of Israel, serve God, my Lord and your Lord.' He that worships other deities besides God, God will deny him Paradise, and the Fire shall be his home. None shall help the evil-doers.
Unbelievers are those that say: 'God is one of three.'
Koran 5:89 Penalties for broken oaths
God will not punish you for that which is inadvertent in your oaths. But He will take you to task over the oaths which you solemnly swear. The penalty for a broken oath is the feeding of ten needy men with such food as you normally offer to your own people; or the clothing of ten needy men; or the freeing of a slave. He that cannot afford any of these must fast three days. In this way you shall expiate your broken oaths. Therefore be true to that which you have sworn.
Koran 5:90 Wine an abomination devised by Satan
Believers, wine and games of chance, idols and divining arrows, are abominations devised by Satan. Avoid them, so that you may prosper. satan seeks to stir up enmity and hatred among you by means of wine and gambling, and to keep you from the remembrance of God and from your prayers. Will you not abstain from them?
Koran 6:49 No intercessors besides God
Warn those who dread to be assembled before their Lord that they have no guardian or intercessor besides Him, so that they may guard themselves against evil.
Koran 6:50 Mohammed needs no special powers.
[God speaks to Mohammed:] Say: 'I do not tell you that I possess God's treasures or know what is hidden, nor do I claim to be an angel. I follow only that which is revealed to me'
Koran 9:35 Misers 2: To those that hoard up gold and
silver and do not spend it in God's cause; proclaim a woeful punishment.
Believers, many are the clerics and the monks who defraud men of their possessions and debar them from the path of God. To those that hoard up gold and silver and do not spend it in God's cause; proclaim a woeful punishment. The day will surely come when their treasures shall be heated in the fire of Hell, and their foreheads, sides, and backs branded with them. They will be told: 'These are the riches which you hoarded. Taste then what you were hoarding.'
Koran 9:72 Heaven and Hell 2
God has promised the men and women who believe in Him gardens watered by running streams, in which they shall abide for ever: goodly mansions in the gardens of Eden: and, what is more, they shall have grace in God's sight. That is the supreme triumph.
Koran 10:24 Heaven and Hell 3
God invites you to the Home of Peace. He guides whom He will to a straight path. Those that do good works shall have a good reward, and more besides. Neither blackness nor misery shall overcast their faces. They are the heirs of Paradise, wherein they shall abide for ever.
As for those that have done evil, evil shall be rewarded
Koran 11:96 Heaven and Hell 4
We sent forth Moses with Our signs and with clear authority to Pharaoh and his nobles. But they followed the behests of their master; misguided were Pharaoh's behests. He shall stand at the head of his people on the Day of Resurrection, and shall lead them into the Fire. Evil is the place they shall be led to.
A curse followed them in this world, and a curse shall follow them on the Day of Resurrection. Evil is the gift they shall receive.
We have recounted to you the annals of these communities: some have survived, while others have ceased to be. We did not wrong them, but they wronged themselves. The gods they called on besides God availed them nothing: and when your Lord's will was done, they only added to their ruin.
Such was the scourge your Lord visited upon the nations while they sinned. Harrowing and relentless is His scourge.
Surely in this there is a sign for him that dreads the torment of the hereafter. On that day all men shall be assembled. That shall be a fateful day.
We shall defer it only to its appointed hour. And when that day arrives, no man shall speak but by His leave. Some shall be damned, and others shall be blessed. The damned shall be cast into the Fire, where, groaning and wailing, they shall abide as long as the heavens and the earth endure, unless your Lord ordain otherwise: your Lord shall accomplish what He will. As for the blessed, they shall abide in Paradise as long as the heavens and the earth endure, unless your Lord ordain otherwise. Theirs shall be an endless recompense.
Have no doubt as to what they worship. They serve the idols which their fathers served before them. We shall requite them in full measure.
We gave the Book to Moses, but differences arose about it. And but for a Word from your Lord, already decreed, their fate would have long been sealed. Yet they strongly doubt this.
Koran 13:18 Heaven and Hell 5
These shall have the recompense of Paradise. They shall enter the gardens of Eden, together with the righteous among their fathers, their spouses, and there descendants. From every gate the angels will come in to them, saying: 'Peace be to you for all that you have steadfastly endured. Blessed is the recompense of Paradise.
Koran 13:34 Heaven and Hell 6
Indeed, their foul devices seem fair to the unbelievers, for they are debarred from the right path. None can guide those whom God has led astray. Punishment awaits them in this nether life: but more grievous is the punishment of the life to come. From God they will have no protector.
Such is the Paradise which the righteous have been promised: it is watered by running streams: eternal is its fruit, and eternal is its shade. Such shall be the end of the righteous. But the Fire shall be the end of the unbelievers.
Koran 15:19 Heaven and Hell 7
We created man from dry clay, from black moulded loam, and before him Satan from smokeless fire. Your Lord said to the angels: 'I am creating man from dry clay, from black moulded loam. When I have fashioned him and breathed of My spirit into him, kneel down and prostrate yourselves before him.'
The angels, one and all, prostrated themselves, except Satan. He refused to prostrate himself as the others did.
'Satan,' said God, 'why do you not prostrate yourself?'
He replied: 'I will not bow to a mortal whom You created I of dry clay, of black moulded loam.'
'Get you hence,' said God, 'you are accursed. The curse shall be on you till Judgment-day.'
'Lord,' said Satan, 'reprieve me till the Day of Resurrection.'
He answered: 'You are reprieved till the Appointed Day.'
'Lord,' said Satan, 'since You have thus seduced me, I will tempt mankind on earth: I will seduce them all, except those of them who are your faithful servants.'
He replied: 'This is My straight path. You shall have no power over My servants, only the sinners who follow you. They are all destined for Hell. It has seven gates, and through each gate they shall come in separate bands. But the righteous shall dwell among gardens and fountains; in peace and safety they shall enter them. We shall remove all hatred from their hearts, and they shall take their ease on couches face to face, a band of brothers. Toil shall not weary them, nor shall they ever be driven out.'
Koran 16:14 Sea faring 1: God gives
fish and ornaments
It is He who has subdued the ocean, so that you may eat of its fresh fish and bring up from its depths ornaments to wear. Behold the ships ploughing their course through it. All this, that you may seek His bounty and render thanks.
Koran 16:31 Heaven and Hell 8
But when the righteous are asked: 'What has your Lord revealed?' they will reply: 'That which is best.' Good is the reward of those that do good works in this present life: but far better is the abode of the life to come. Blessed is the abode of the righteous. They shall enter the gardens of Eden, where rivers will roll at their feet; and there shall they have all that they desire. Thus shall God recompense the righteous, whom the angels will reclaim, in all their virtue, saying: 'Peace be on you. Come in to Paradise, the reward of your labours.'
Koran 17:24 Do not be a miser, but
neither be a prodigal.
Give to the near of kin their due, and also to the destitute and to the traveler in need. Do not squander your substance wastefully, for the wasteful are Satan's brothers; and Satan is ever ungrateful to his Lord. But if, while waiting for your Lord's bounty, you lack the means to assist them, then at least speak to them kindly.
Be neither miserly nor prodigal, for then you should either earn reproach or be reduced to penury.
Your Lord gives abundantly to whom He will and sparingly to whom He pleases. He knows and observes His servants.
Koran 18:30 Heaven and Hell 9
For the wrongdoers We have prepared a fire which will encompass them like the walls of a pavilion. When they cry out for help they shall be showered with water as hot as molten brass, which will scald their faces. Evil shall be their drink, evil their resting-place.
As for those that have faith and do good works, We shall not deny them their reward. They shall dwell in the gardens of Eden, where rivers will roll at their feet. Reclining there upon soft couches, they shall be decked with bracelets of gold, and arrayed in garments of fine green silk and rich brocade: blissful their reward and happy their resting-place!
Koran 19:61 Heaven and Hell 10
But the generations who succeeded them neglected their prayers and succumbed to their desires These shall assuredly be lost. But those that repent and embrace the Faith and do what is right shall enter Paradise and shall in no way be wronged: the gardens of Eden, which the Merciful has promised on trust to His servants. His promise shall be fulfilled.
There they shall hear no idle talk, but only the voice of peace. And their sustenance shall be given them there morning and evening. Such is the Paradise which We shall give the righteous among our servants to inherit.
We descend only at the bidding of your Lord. To Him belongs what is before us and behind us, and all that lies between.
Your Lord does not forget. He is the Lord of the heavens
Koran 21:96 Heaven and Hell 11
You and your idols shall be the fuel of Hell; therein shall you all go down. Were they true gods, your idols would not go there: but there shall they abide for ever. They shall groan with anguish and be bereft of hearing.
But those to whom We have long since shown Our favour shall be far removed from Hell. They shall not hear its roar, but shall delight for ever in what their souls desire.
The Supreme Terror shall not grieve them, and the angels will receive them, saying: 'This is the day you have been promised.'
Koran 22:19 Heaven and Hell 12
Here are two antagonists who contend about their Lord.
Garments of fire have been prepared for the unbelievers. Scalding water shall be poured upon their heads, melting their skins and that which is in their bellies. They shall be lashed with rods of iron.
Whenever, in their anguish, they try to escape from Hell, back they shall be dragged, and will be told: 'Taste the torment of the Conflagration!'
As for those that have faith and do good works, God will admit them to gardens watered by running streams. They shall be decked with bracelets of gold and of pearls, and arrayed in garments of silk. For they have been guided to the noblest of words; they have been guided to the path of the Glorious Lord.
The unbelievers who debar others from the path of God and from the Sacred Mosque which We provided for mankind, natives and strangers alike, and those who seek to do evil within its walls - We shall let them taste a grievous punishment.
Koran 23:1 Blessed are the believers who
restrain their carnal desires, except with their wives and slave-girls.
Blessed are the believers who are humble in their prayers; who avoid profane talk, and give alms to the destitute; who restrain their carnal desires (except with their wives and slave-girls, for these are lwaful to them; transgressors are those who lust after other than these); who are true to there trusts and promises, and diligent in their prayers. These are the heirs of Paradise; they shall abide in it forever.
Koran 24:1 Adultery and lashes
A CHAPTER which We have revealed and sanctioned, proclaiming in it clear revelations, so that you may take heed.
The adulterer and the adulteress shall each be given a hundred lashes. Let no pity for them cause you to disobey God, if you truly believe in God and the Last Day; and let their punishment be witnessed by a number of believers.
The adulterer may marry only an adulteress or an idolatress; and the adulteress may marry only an adulterer or an idolater. True believers are forbidden such marriages.
Those that defame honourable women and cannot produce four witnesses shall be given eighty lashes. Do not accept their testimony ever after, for they are great transgressors - except those among them that afterwards repent and mend their ways. God is forgiving and merciful.
Koran 24:6 Swearing by God can avert woman's punishment
(special word from God received by Muhammed to deal with issues
discussed concerning prophet's wife)
If a man accuses his wife but has no witnesses except himself, he shall swear four times by God that his charge is true, calling down upon himself the curse of God if he is lying. But if his wife swears four times by God that his charge is false and calls down His curse upon herself if it he true, she shall receive no punishment.
But for God's grace and mercy, His forgiveness and His wisdom, [this would never have been revealed to you].
Those who concocted that slander <The reference is to the scandal instigated by the Prophet's opponents involving Muhammad's wife A'ishah with Safwan b. al Mu'attal> were a band of
your own people. Do not regard it as a misfortune, for it has proved an advantage. Each one of them shall be punished according to his crime. As for him who had the greater share in it, his punishment shall be terrible indeed.
When you heard it, why did the faithful, men and women, not think well of their own people, and say: 'This is an evident falsehood'? Why did they not produce four witnesses? If they could not produce any witnesses, then they were surely lying in the sight of God.
But for God's grace and mercy towards you in this life and in the life to come, you would have been sternly punished for what you did. You carried with your tongues and uttered with your mouths what you did not know. You may have thought it a trifle, but in the sight of God it was a grave offence.
When you heard it, why did you not say: 'It is not right for us to speak of this. God forbid! This is a monstrous slander'?
God bids you never to repeat the like, if you are true believers. God makes plain to you His revelations. God is all-knowing and wise.
Those who delight in spreading salacious slander against the faithful shall be sternly punished in this life and in the life to come. God knows, but you know not.
Koran 24:23 Unclean women are for unclean men, and
unclean men for unclean women
Those who defame honourable but careless believing women shall be cursed in this world and in the world to come. Grievous punishment awaits them on the day when their own tongues, hands, and feet will testify to what they did. On that day God will justly requite them. They shall know that God is the Glorious Truth.
Unclean women are for unclean men, and unclean men for unclean women. But good women are for good men, and good men for good women. These shall be cleared of calumny; forgiveness, and a generous provision, await them.
Koran 24:26 How to avoid being and object of idle talk (gossip Muhammad's wife).
Believers, do not enter the dwellings of other men until you have asked their owners' permission and wished them peace. That will be best for you. Perchance you will take heed.
If you find no one in them, do not go in till you are given leave. If you are refused admission, it is but more proper that you should go away. God has knowledge of all your actions.
It shall be no offence for you to seek shelter in empty dwellings. God knows what you reveal and what you hide.
Koran 24:30 How to restrain carnal desires
Enjoin believing men to turn their eyes away from temptation and to restrain their carnal desires. This will make their lives purer. God has knowledge of all their actions.
Enjoin believing women to turn their eyes away from temptation and to preserve their chastity; not to display their adornments (except such as are normally revealed); to draw their veils over their bosoms and not to display their finery except to their husbands, their fathers, their husbands' fathers, their sons, their step-sons, their brothers, their brothers' sons, their sisters' sons, their women-servants, and their slave-girls; male attendants lacking in natural vigour, and children who have no carnal knowledge of women. And let them not stamp their feet when walking so as to reveal their hidden trinkets.
Koran 24:33 Let slaves buy their liberty, do not force
slave-girls into prostitution
As for those of your slaves who wish to buy their liberty, free them if you find in them any promise and bestow on them a part of the riches which God has given you.
You shall not force your slave-girls into prostitution in order that you may enrich yourselves, if they wish to preserve their chastity. If anyone compels them, God will be forgiving and merciful to them.
Koran 30:44 Sea faring 2. Seek Gods bounty
By another sighn he sends the winds as bearers of good tidings, so that you may rejoice in His mercy and your ships may sail at his bidding; so that you may seek His bounty and render thanks.
Koran 31:20 Sea faring 3. When the waves, like
giant shadows, envelop them, they pray to God with all devotion. But no sooner does He
bring them safe to land than some of them falter between faith and unbelief.
Do you not see how the ships speed upon the ocean by God's grace, so that He may reveal to you His wonders? Surely there are signs in this for every steadfast, thankful man.
When the waves, like giant shadows, envelop them, they pray to God with all devotion. But no sooner does He bring them safe to land than some of them falter between faith and unbelief. None will deny Our revelations except the treacherous and the ungrateful.
You people! Fear your Lord, and fear the day when no parent shall avail his child nor any child his parent. God's promise is surely true. Let the life of this world never deceive you, nor let the Dissembler trick you about God.
God alone has knowledge of the Hour of Doom. He sends down the abundant rain and knows what every womb contains.
Koran 33:50 the slave girls whom
God has given to you as booty
Prophet we have made lawful for you the wives to whom you have granted dowries and the slave girls whom God has given to you as booty
Koran 34:33 Heaven and Hell 13
Neither your riches nor your children shall bring you one jot nearer to Us. Those that have faith and do what is right shall be doubly rewarded for their deeds. in the High Pavilions they shall dwell in peace. But those that strive to confute Our revelations shall be summoned up for punishment.
Koran 35:28 Heaven and Hell 14
They shall enter the gardens of Eden, where they shall be decked with bracelets of gold and pearls, and arrayed in robes of silk. They will say: 'Praise be to God who has taken away all sorrow from us. Our Lord is forgiving and bountiful in His rewards. Through His grace He has admitted us to the Eternal Mansion, where we shall endure no toil, no weariness.'
As for the unbelievers, the fire of Hell awaits them.
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But the true servants of God shall be well provided for, feasting on fruit, and honoured in the gardens of delight. Reclining face to face upon soft couches, they shall be served with a goblet filled at a gushing fountain, white, and delicious to those who drink it. It will neither dull their senses nor befuddle them. They shall sit with bashful, dark-eyed virgins, as chaste as the sheltered eggs of ostriches.
They will put questions to each other. One will say: 'I had a friend who used to ask: "Do you really believe? When we are dead and turned to dust and bones, shall we ever be brought to judgement?"' And he will say: 'Come, let us look down.' He will look down and see his friend in the very midst of Hell. 'By the Lord,' he will say to him, 'you almost ruined me! But for the grace of God I should have surely been summoned myself. Shall we never die again, having died once, and shall we never be scourged at all?'
Surely that is the supreme triumph. To this end let every good man labour.
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This is but an admonition. The righteous shall return to a blessed retreat: the gardens of Eden, whose gates shall open wide to receive them. Reclining there with bashful virgins for companions, they will call for abundant fruit and drink.
All this shall be yours on the Day of Reckoning; Our gifts can have no end.
But doleful shall be the return of the transgressors. They shall burn in Hell, an evil resting-place. There let them taste their drink: scalding water, festering blood, and other putrid things.
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The Trumpet shall be blown, and all who are in the heavens and on earth shall fall down fainting, except those that shall be spared by God. Then the Trumpet will be blown 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 the witnesses shall be brought in, and all shall be judged with fairness: none shall be wronged. Every soul shall be recompensed according to its deeds, for He best knows all that they did.
In throngs the unbelievers shall be led to Hell. When they 3 draw near, its gates will be opened, and its keepers will say to them: 'Did there not come to you apostles of your own who proclaimed to you the revelations of your Lord and forewarned you of this day?'
'Yes,' they will answer. And thus the promised scourge will smite the unbelievers. They will be told: 'Enter the gates of Hell and stay therein for ever.' Evil shall be the dwelling-place of the haughty.
But those who fear their Lord shall be led in throngs to Paradise. When they draw near, its gates will be opened, and its keepers will say to them: 'Peace be to you; you have led good lives. Enter Paradise and dwell in it for ever.'
They will say: 'Praise be to God who has made good to us His promise and given us the earth to inherit, that we may dwell in Paradise wherever we please.' Blessed is the reward of the righteous.
You shall see the angels circling about the Throne, giving glory to their Lord. They shall be judged with fairness, and all shall say: 'Praise be to God, Lord of the Universe!'
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Do you not see how those who dispute the revelations of God are turned away from the right path? Those who have denied the Book and the message We sent through Our apostles will learn hereafter: when, with chains and shackles round their necks, they shall be dragged through scalding water and burnt in the fire of Hell.
Koran 42:13 Mohammed in line with all Semitic
He [God] has ordained for you the faith which He enjoined on Noah, and which I have revealed for you; which He enjoined on Abraham, Moses, and Jesus, saying: 'Observe the Faith and do not divide yourself into factions'
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Are they waiting for the Hour of Doom to take them unawares, without warning? Friends shall on that day become enemies to one another, except the God-fearing.
But you, My servants, who have believed in Our revelations and submitted to Our will, shall on that day have nothing to fear or to regret. Enter Paradise, you and your spouses, in all delight. You shall be served with golden dishes and golden cups. Abiding there for ever, you shall find all that your souls desire and all that your eyes rejoice in.
Such is the Paradise you shall inherit by virtue of your good deeds. Your sustenance shall be abundant fruit.
But the evil-doers shall endure for ever the torment of Hell, which will not be assuaged for them; they shall be speechless with despair. We did not wrong them, but they themselves did wrong.
'Milik,' they will call out, 'let your Lord make an end of us!' But he will answer: 'Here you shall remain!'
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As for the righteous, they shall be lodged in peace together amid gardens and fountains, arrayed in rich silks and fine brocade. Even thus: and We shall wed them to dark-eyed houris. Secure against all ills, they shall call for every kind of fruit; and, having died once, they shall die no more. Your Lord will in His mercy shield them from the scourge of Hell. That will be the supreme triumph.
Koran 47:1 Unbelievers in the battlefield
When you meet the unbelievers in the battlefield strike off their heads
and, when you have laid them low, bind your captives firmly. Then grant them their freedom
or take a ransom from them, until War shall lay down her burdens.
Thus shall you do. Had God willed, He could Himself have punished them; [but He has ordained it thus] that He may test you, the one by the other.
As for those who are slain in the cause of God, He will not allow their works to perish. He will vouchsafe them guidance and ennoble their state; He will admit them to the Paradise He has made known to them.
Believers, if you help God, God will help you and make you strong. But the unbelievers shall be consigned to perdition. He will bring their deeds to nothing. Because they have abhorred His revelations, He will frustrate their works.
Have they never journeyed through the land and seen what was the end of those who have gone before them? God destroyed them utterly. A similar fate awaits the unbelievers, because God is the protector of the faithful: because the unbelievers have no protector.
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God will admit those who embrace the true Faith and do good works to gardens watered by running streams. The unbelievers take their fill of pleasure and eat as cattle eat; but the Fire shall be their home.
How many cities were mightier than your own city, which has cast you out! We destroyed them all, and there was none to help them.
Can he who follows the guidance of his Lord be compared to him who is led by his desires and whose foul deeds seem fair to him?
Such is the Paradise which the righteous have been promised: Therein shall flow rivers of water undefiled, and rivers of milk for ever fresh; rivers of wine delectable to those that drink it, and rivers of clarified honey. There shall they eat of every fruit, and receive forgiveness from their Lord. Are they to he compared to those who shall abide in Hell for ever, and drink scalding water which will tear their bowels?
Koran 47:16 Woe the
consulting those endowed with knowledge after you told them to go to war and went.
Some of them indeed listen to you, but no sooner do they leave your presence than they ask those endowed with knowledge: 'What did he say just now?' Such are the men whose hearts are sealed by God, and who follow their base desires.
As for those who follow the right path, He will increase their guidance and show them the way to righteousness.
Are they waiting for the Hour of Doom to overtake them unawares? Its portents have already come. How else will they be warned when it does overtake them?
Koran 47:20 Some long for the
forthright Chapter revealing the imminent war, others do not and are warned!
The faithful say: 'If only a Chapter were revealed!' But when a forthright Chapter is revealed and war is mentioned in it, you see the infirm of heart staring at you as though they are fainting away for fear of death. Yet obedience and courteous speech would become them more. Indeed, should war be decided upon, it would be better for them to be true to God.
If you renounced the Faith, you would surely do evil in the land and violate the ties of blood. Such are those on whom God has laid His curse, leaving them deaf and sightless.
Will they not ponder on the Koran? Are there locks upon their hearts?
Those who return to unbelief after God's guidance has been revealed to them are seduced by Satan and inspired by him. That is because they say to those who abhor the Word of God: 'We shall obey you in some matters.' God knows their secret talk.
What will they do when the angels carry off their souls, striking their faces and their backs?
That is because they follow what has incurred the wrath of God and abhor what pleases Him. He will surely bring their works to nothing.
Or do the feeble-hearted think that God will not reveal their malice? If We pleased, We could point them out to you and you would recognize them promptly by their looks. But you will surely know them from the tenor of their words. God has knowledge of all your actions.
We shall put you to the proof until We know the valiant and the resolute among you, and test all that is said about you.
The unbelievers who debar others from the path of God and disobey the Apostle after they have seen the light shall in no way harm God. He will bring their works to nothing.
Believers, obey God and obey the Apostle, and let not your labours come to nothing.
Koran 47:34 Do not sue for Peace!
Those that disbelieve and debar others from God's path and in the end die unbelievers shall not be shown forgiveness by God. Therefore do not falter or sue for peace when you have gained the upper hand. God is on your side and will not grudge you the recompense of your labours.
The life of this world is but a sport and a diversion. He will reward you if you believe in Him and guard yourselves against evil. He does not ask for all your wealth. If He demanded all and strongly pressed you, you would grow tight-fisted, and this would show your malice.
You are called upon to give in the cause of God. Some among you are ungenerous; yet whoever is ungenerous to this cause is ungenerous to himself. Indeed, God does not need you, but you need Him. If you pay no heed, He will replace you by others who shall bear no resemblance to yourselves.
Koran 48:1 Victory
WE HAVE given you a glorious victory, so that God may forgive you your past and future sins, and perfect His goodness to you; that He may guide you to a straight path and bestow on you His mighty help.
It was He who sent down tranquility into the hearts of the faithful, so that their faith might grow stronger (God's are the legions of the heavens and the earth: God is all-knowing and wise); that He may bring the believers, both men and women, into gardens watered by running streams, there to abide for ever; that He may forgive them their sins (this, in God's sight, is a glorious triumph); and that He may punish the hypocrites and the idolaters, men and women, who think evil thoughts about God. A turn of evil shall befall them, for God is angry with them. He has laid on them His curse and prepared for them the fire of Hell: an evil fate.
God's are the legions of the heavens and the earth. God is mighty and wise.
We have sent you' forth as a witness and as a bearer of good news and warnings, so that you may have faith in God and His apostle and that you may assist Him, honour Him, and praise Him morning and evening.
Those that swear fealty to you, swear fealty to God Himself. The Hand of God is above their hands. He that breaks his oath breaks it at his own peril, but he that keeps his pledge to God shall be richly recompensed by Him.
Koran 48:10 Fate of the desert
Arabs, who did not join the war, after victory: no share of spoils, a blazing fire, and
forced military service
The desert Arabs who stayed behind will say to you:
'We were occupied with our goods and families. Implore God to pardon us.' They will say with their tongues what they do not mean in their hearts.
Say: 'Who can intervene on your behalf with God if it be His will to do you harm or good? Indeed, God is cognizant of all your actions.'
No. You4 thought the Apostle and the believers would never return to their people; and with this fancy your hearts were delighted. You harboured evil thoughts and thus incurred damnation.
As for those that disbelieve in God and His apostle, We have prepared a blazing Fire for the unbelievers. God has sovereignty over the heavens and the earth. He pardons whom He will and punishes whom He pleases. God is forgiving and merciful.
When you set forth to take the spoils, those that stayed behind will say: 'Let us come with you.'
They seek to change the Word of God. Say: 'You shall not come with us. So God has said beforehand.'
They will reply: 'You are surely jealous of us.' But how little they understand!
Say to the desert Arabs who stayed behind: 'You shall be called upon to fight a mighty nation, unless they embrace Islam. If you prove obedient, God will reward you well. But if you run away, as you have done before this, He will inflict on you a stern chastisement.'
Koran 48:17 Exemptions from forced
It shall be no offence for the blind, the lame, and the sick to stay behind. He that obeys God and His apostle shall be admitted to gardens watered by running streams; but he that turns and flees shall be sternly punished by Him. God was well pleased with the faithful when they swore allegiance to you under the tree. He knew what was in their hearts. Therefore He sent down tranquillity upon them, and rewarded them with a speedy victory and with the many spoils which they have taken. Mighty is God and wise.
Koran 48:19 God has promised you
rich booty, knows of other spoils which you have not yet taken
God has promised you rich booty, and has given you this with all promptness. He has stayed your enemies' hands, so that He may make your victory a sign to true believers and
guide you along a straight path.
And God knows of other spoils which you have not yet taken. God has power over all things.
If the unbelievers join battle with you, they shall be put to flight. They shall find none to protect or help them.
Koran 48:29 Followers of Muhammed
are ruthless, as described in Torah and Gospel, enrage unbelievers, rich recompense
Muhammad is God's apostle. Those who follow him are ruthless to the unbelievers but merciful to one another. You see them worshipping on their knees, seeking the grace of God and His good will. Their marks are on their faces, the traces of their prostrations. Thus they are described in the Torah and in the Gospel:...they are like the seed which puts forth its shoot and strengthens it, so that it rises stout and firm upon its stalk, delighting the sowers. Through them He seeks to enrage the unbelievers. Yet to those of them who will embrace the Faith and do good works God has promised forgiveness and a rich recompense.
Koran 49:9 True believers fight in
If two parties of believers take up arms the one against the other, make peace between them. If either of them unjustly attacks the other, fight against the aggressors till they submit to God's judgement. When they submit, make peace between them in equity and justice; God loves those who exercise justice.
The believers are a band of brothers. Make peace among your brothers and fear God, so that you may be shown mercy.
Believers, let no man mock another man, who may perhaps be better than himself. Let no woman mock another woman, who may perhaps be better than herself. Do not defame one another, nor call one another by nicknames. It is an evil thing to be called by a bad name after embracing the true Faith. Those that do not repent are wrongdoers.
Believers, avoid immoderate suspicion, for in some cases suspicion is a crime. Do not spy on one another, nor backbite one another. Would any of you like to eat the flesh of his dead brother? Surely you would loathe it. Have fear of God. God is forgiving and merciful.
You people! We have created you from a male and a female, and made you into nations and tribes, that you might get to know one another. The noblest of you in God's sight is he who is most righteous. God is all-knowing and wise.
The Arabs of the desert declare: 'We are true believers.' Say: 'Believers you are not. Rather say: "We profess Islam," for faith has not yet found its way into your hearts. If you obey God and His apostle, He will not deny you the reward of your labours. God is forgiving and merciful.'
The true believers are those that have faith in God and His apostle, and never doubt; and who fight with their wealth and with their persons in the cause of God.
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On that day they shall be sternly thrown into the fire of Hell, and a voice will say to them: 'This is the Fire which you denied. Is this sorcery, or do you not see? Burn in its flames. It is the same whether or not you show forbearance. You shall be recompensed according only to your deeds.'
But in fair gardens the righteous shall dwell in bliss, rejoicing in what their Lord will give them. Their Lord will shield them from the scourge of Hell. He will say: 'Eat and drink to your hearts' content. This is the reward of your labours.'
They shall recline on couches ranged in rows. To dark-eyed houris We shall wed them.
(We shall unite the true believers with those of their descendants who follow them in their faith, and shall not deny them the reward of their good works; each man is the hostage of his own deeds.)
Fruits We shall give them, and such meats as they desire. They will pass from hand to hand a cup inspiring no idle talk, no sinful urge; and there shall wait on them young boys of their own, as fair as virgin pearls.
They will converse with one another. 'When we were .
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Flames of fire shall be lashed at you, and molten brass. There shall be none to help you. Which of your Lord's blessings would you deny?
When the sky splits asunder, and reddens like a rose or stain&d leather (which of your Lord's blessings would you deny?), on that day neither man nor jinnee will be asked about his sins. Which of your Lord's blessings would you deny?
The wrongdoers will be known by their looks; they shall be seized by their forelocks and their feet. Which of your Lord's blessings would you deny?
That is the Hell which the sinners deny. They shall wander between fire and water fiercely seething. Which of your Lord's blessings would you deny?
But for those that fear the majesty of their Lord there are two gardens (which of your Lord's blessings would you deny?) planted with shady trees. Which of your Lord's blessings would you deny?
Each is watered by a flowing spring. Which of your Lord's blessings would you deny?
Each bears every kind of fruit in pairs. Which of your Lord's blessings would you deny?
They shall recline on couches lined with thick brocade, and within reach will hang the fruits of both gardens. Which of your Lord's blessings would you deny?
Therein are bashful virgins whom neither man nor jinnee will have touched before. Which of your Lord's blessings would you deny?
Virgins as fair as corals and rubies. Which of your Lord's blessings would you deny?
Shall the reward of goodness be anything but good?
Which of your Lord's blessings would you deny?
And beside these there shall be two other gardens (which of your Lord's blessings would you deny?) of darkest green. Which of your Lord's blessings would you deny?
A gushing fountain shall flow in each. Which of your Lord's blessings would you deny?
Each planted with fruit-trees, the palm and the pomegran-ate. Which of your Lord's blessings would you deny?
In each there shall be virgins chaste and fair. Which of your Lord's blessings would you deny?
Dark-eyed virgins, sheltered in their tents (which of your Lord's blessings would you deny?), whom neither man nor jinnee will have touched before. Which of your Lord's blessings would you deny?
They shall recline on green cushions and fine carpets.
Which of your Lord's blessings would you deny? Blessed be the name of your Lord, the Lord of majesty and glory!
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When the earth shales and quivers, and the mountain crumble away and scatter abroad into fine dust, you shall be divided into three multitudes: those on the right (blessed shall be those on the right); those on the left (damned shall be those on the left); and those to the fore (foremost shall be those). Such are they that shall be brought near to their Lord in the gardens of delight: a whole multitude from the men of old, but only a few from the latter generations.
They shall recline on jewelled couches face to face, and there shall wait on them immortal youths with bowls and ewers and a cup of purest wine (that will neither pain their heads nor take away their reason); with fruits of their own choice and flesh of fowls that they relish. And theirs shall be the dark-eyed houris, chaste as virgin pearls: a guerdon for their deeds.
There they shall hear no idle talk, no sinful speech, but only the greeting, 'Peace! Peace!' Those on the right hand happy shall be those on the right hand! They shall recline on couches raised on high in the shade of thomless sidrs and clusters of talti;' amidst gushing waters and abundant fruits, unforbidden, never-ending.
We created the houris and made them virgins, loving companions for those on the right hand: a multitude from the men of old, and a multitude from the latter generations.
As for those on the left hand (wretched shall be those on the left hand!) they shall dwell amidst scorching winds and seething water: in the shade of pitch-black smoke, neither cool nor refreshing. For they have lived in comfort and persisted in the heinous sin, saying: 'When we are once dead and turned to dust and bones, shall we be raised to life? And our forefathers, too?'
Say: 'Those of old, and those of the present age, shall be brought together on an appointed day. As for you sinners who deny the truth, you shall eat the fruit of the Zaqqtim tree and fill your bellies with it. You shall drink scalding water: yet you shall drink it as the thirsty camel drinks. Such shall be their fate on the Day of Reckoning.
Koran 57:7 Loans to God 1: God gives
100% interest on loans.
And why should you not give to the cause of God, when God alone will inherit the heavens and the earth? Those of you that gave of their wealth before the victory, and took part in the fighting, shall receive greater honour than the others who gave and fought thereafter. Yet God has promised you all a good reward; God has knowledge of all your actions.
Who will give a generous loan to God? He will pay him back twofold and he shall receive a noble recompense.
Koran 57:20 Life in this world is
but a sport
Know that the life of this world is but a sport and a diversion, a show and an empty boast among you, a quest for greater riches and more children. It is like the plants that flourish after rain: the husbandman rejoices to see them grow; but then they wither and turn yellow, soon becoming worthless stubble. In the life to come a grievous scourge awaits you - or the forgiveness of God and His pleasure.
The life of this world is but a vain provision.
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He will forgive you your sins and admit you to gardens watered by running streams; He will lodge you in pleasant mansions in the gardens of Eden. That is the supreme triumph.
Koran 64:14 Loans to God 2 God gives 100% interest on
loans plus forgiveness
Believers, you have an enemy in your spouses and in your children: beware of them. But if you overlook their offence and forgive and pardon them, then know that God is forgiving and merciful.
Your wealth and your children are but a temptation. God's recompense is great. Therefore fear God with all your hearts, and be attentive, obedient, and charitable. That will be best for you.
Those that preserve themselves from their own greed will surely prosper. If you give a generous loan to God, He will pay you back twofold and will forgive you. Gracious is God, and benignant.
He has knowledge of the unknown and the manifest. He is the Mighty, the Wise One.
Koran 66:1 Prohibition. Mohammed frees
himself of one his promise to Hafsah, of his wives, to seperate from a Coptic slave girl
Prophet, why do you prohibit that which God has made lawful for you, in seeking to please your wives? God is forgiving and merciful.
God has given you absolution from such oaths. God is your Master. He is the Omniscient One, the Wise One.
When the Prophet confided a secret to one of his wives; and when she disclosed it and God informed him of this, he made known one part of it and said nothing about the other. And when he had acquainted her with it she said:
'Who told you this?' He replied: 'The Wise One, the All-knowing, told me.'
If you two [Hafsah and 'A'ishah] turn to God in penitence (for your hearts have sinned) you shall be pardoned; but if you conspire against him, know that God is his protector, and Gabriel, and the righteous among the faithful. The angels too are his helpers.
It may well be that, if he divorce you, his Lord will give him in your place better wives than yourselves, submissive to God and full of faith, obedient, penitent, devout, and given to fasting; both formerly-wedded and virgins.
Believers, guard yourselves and guard your kindred against a Fire fuelled with men and stones, in the charge of stern and mighty angels who never disobey God's command and who promptly do His bidding. They will say tb the unbelievers: 'Make no excuses for yourselves this day. You shall be rewarded according only to your deeds.'
Believers, turn to God in true repentance. Your Lord may forgive you your sins and admit you to gardens watered by running streams, on a day when the Prophet and those who believe with him will suffer no disgrace at the hands of God. Their light will shine in front of them and on their right, and they will say: 'Lord, perfect our light for us and forgive us. You have power over all things.'
Prophet, make war on the unbelievers and the hypocrites, and deal sternly with them. Hell shall be their home, evil their fate.
God gave an example to the unbelievers in the wife of Noah and the wife of Lot. They were married to two of Our righteous servants and deceived them. Their husbands could in no way protect them from God. They were told: 'Enter the Fire with those that shall enter it.'
But to the faithful God gave an example in Pharaoh's wife, who said: 'Lord, build me a house with You in Paradise and deliver me from Pharaoh and his misdeeds. Deliver me from a wicked nation.
And in Mary, 'Imran's daughter, who preserved her chastity and into whose womb We breathed Our spirit; who put her trust in the words of her Lord and His scriptures, and was truly devout.
Koran 67:13 Unbelievers do not need to see
miracles. Let them just watch the birds.
Do they not see the birds above their heads, spreading their wings and folding them? None save the Merciful sustains them. He observes all things.
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When the Trumpet sounds a single blast; when earth with all its mountains is raised high and with one mighty crash is flattened into dust - on that day the Dread Event will come to pass.
Frail and tottering, the sky will be rent asunder on that day, and -the angels will stand on all its sides with eight of them carrying the throne of your Lord above their heads. On that day you shall be utterly exposed, and all your secrets shall be brought to light.
He who is given his book in his right hand will say: 'Here it is, read my book! I knew I should come face to face with my account!' His shall be a blissful state in a lofty garden, with clusters of fruit within his reach. We shall say to him: 'Eat and drink to your heart's content: your recompense for what you did in days gone by.'
But he who is given his book in his left hand will say: 'Would that my book were not given me! Would that I knew nothing of my account! Would that my death had ended all! Nothing has my wealth availed me, and I am bereft of all my power.'
We -shall say: 'Lay hold of him and bind him. Burn him in the fire of Hell, then fasten him with a chain seventy cubits long. For he did not believe in God, the Most Great, nor did he care to feed the destitute. Today he shall be friendless here; only filth shall be his food, the filth which only sinners eat.'
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On that day the sky shall become like molten brass, and the mountains like tufts of wool scattered in the wind. Friends will meet, but shall not speak to each other. To redeem himself from the torment of that day the sinner will gladly sacrifice his children, his wife, his brother, the kinsfolk who gave him shelter, and all the people of the earth, if then this might deliver him.
But no! The fire of Hell shall drag him down by the scalp, shall claim him who had turned his back and amassed riches and covetously hoarded them.
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Leave to me those that deny the Truth, those that enjoy the comforts of this life; a bear with them yet a little while. We have in store for them heavy fetters and a blazing fire, choking food and harrowing torment: on the day when the earth shall quiver with all its mountains, and the mountains crumble into heaps of shifting sand.
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For the unbelievers We have prepared chains and fetters, and a blazing Fire. But the righteous shall drink of a cup tempered at the Camphor Fountain, a gushing spring at which the servants of God will refresh themselves: they who keep their vows and dread the broadcast terrors of Judgement-day; who, though they hold it dear, give sustenance to the destitute, the orphan, and the captive, saying: 'We feed you for God's sake only; we seek of you neither recompense nor thanks: for we fear from our Lord a day of anguish and of woe.'
God will deliver them from the evil of that day, and make their faces shine with joy. He will reward them for their steadfastness with Paradise and robes of silk. Reclining there upon soft couches, they shall feel neither the scorching heat nor the biting cold. Trees will spread their shade around them, and fruits will hang in clusters over them.
They shall be served on silver dishes, and beakers as large as goblets; silver goblets which they themselves shall measure: and cups brim-full with ginger-flavoured water from a fount called Salsabil. They shall be attended by boys graced with eternal youth, who to the beholder's eyes will seem like sprinkled pearls. When you gaze upon that scene, you will behold a kingdom blissful and glorious.
They shall be arrayed in garments of fine green silk and ncb brocade, and adorned with bracelets of silver. Their Lord will give them pure nectar to drink.
Thus shall you be rewarded; your high endeavours are gratifying to God.
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THOSE THAT ARE SENT FORTH
ln the Name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful
BY THE gales, sent forth in swift succession; by the raging tempests
and the rain-spreading winds; by your Lord's revelations, discerning good from evil and
admonishing by plea and warning: that which you have been promised shall be fulfilled!
When the stars are blotted out; when the sky is rent asunder and the mountains crumble into dust; when the apostles are brought together on the appointed day - when will all this be? Upon the Day of Judgement!
Would that you knew what the Day of Judgement is! On that day woe betide the disbelievers! Did We not destroy the men of old and cause others to follow them? Thus shall We deal with the guilty.
On that day woe betide the disbelievers! Did We not create you from a humble fluid, which We kept in a safe receptacle for an appointed term? All this We did; how excellent is Our work!
On that day woe betide the disbelievers! Rave We not made the earth a home for the living and for the dead? Have We not placed high mountains upon it, and given you fresh water for your drink?
On that day woe betide the disbelievers! Begone to that Hell which you deny! Depart into the shadow that will rise high in three columns, giving neither shade nor shelter from the flames, and throwing up sparks as huge as towers, as bright as yellow camels!
On that day woe betide the disbelievers! On that day they shall not speak, nor shall their pleas be heeded.
On that day woe betide the disbelievers! Such is the Day of Judgement. We will assemble you all, together with past generations. If then you are cunning, try your spite against Me!
On that day woe betide the disbelievers! The righteous shall dwell amidst cool shades and fountains, and feed on such fruits as they desire. We shall say to them: 'Eat and drink, and may every joy attend you! This is the guerdon of your labours.' Thus shall We recompense the righteous.
On that day woe betide the disbelievers! Eat and enjoy yourselves awhile. Surely you are sinners all.
On that day woe betide the disbelievers! When they are bidden to kneel down, they do not kneel.
On that day woe betide the disbelievers! In what revelation, after this, will they believe?
Koran 83:22 Heaven and Hell 31
The righteous will surely dwell in bliss. Reclining upon soft couches they will gaze around them: and in their faces you shall mark the glow of joy. They shall be given pure nectar to drink, securely sealed, whose very dregs are musk (for this let all men emulously strive); tempered with the waters of Tasnim; a spring at which the favoured will refresh themselves.
Koran 102:1 Worldly gain
Your hearts are taken up with worldly gain from the cradle to the grave.
But you shall learn. 'Then you shall surely learn.
Indeed, if you learned the truth with certainty, you would see the fire of Hell: you would see it with your very eyes.
Then, on that day, you shall be questioned about your joys.