Say O Muhammad: "Whoever is the enemy of Jibră'el (Gabriel)
should know that he revealed this Qur'an to your
heart by Allah’s command, which confirms previous scriptures,
and is a guidance and good news for the believers."
Let them know that whoever is an enemy to Allah,
His angels, His Rasools, Jibră'el (Gabriel) and Mika‘el
(Michael); Allah is an enemy to such unbelievers.
We have sent down to you clear revelations:
no one can deny them except the transgressors. Has it
not been the case that every time they made a covenant
a group of them threw it aside? But the fact is that
most of them are faithless.
Whenever there came to them a Rasool from
Allah confirming their own Holy Book, a group from those
to whom the Holy book was given cast off the Book of Allah
behind their backs as if they knew nothing about it,
and accepted what the shaităns falsely attributed to the
kingdom of Sulaimăn; not that Sulaimăn was an unbeliever,
it was the shaităns who were unbelievers; they taught witchcraft
to the people and that which was revealed to the two angels,
Harüt and Marüt in the city of Babylon. Yet, these
two angels never taught magic to anyone without saying:
"We have been sent to tempt you; do not renounce your faith."
In spite of this warning, those people kept on learning
from the angels, the magic of which could cause discord
between husband and wife; although they could harm none
with it except with Allah’s permission. They learned, indeed,
what harmed them and did not profit them; even though they
knew fully well that the buyers of magic would have no share
in the happiness of the Hereafter. Surely, they sold
their souls for a bad price, if they could understand it!
If they would have believed (accepted Islam) and
kept themselves away from evil, there would have been a
better reward from Allah, if they could understand it!
O Believers, do not say to our Rasool: "Ră'ina" (an
ambiguous word for: "Listen, may you become deaf" or "Our
shepherd" or in Judeo-Arabic language conveys the sense,
"our evil one.") But say "Unzurna" ("look upon" us
"or pay attention" to us) and listen to him carefully;
and remember that there is a painful punishment for the
unbelievers. The unbelievers among the People of the
Book, and the mushrikďn, would never wish that any good
be sent down to you, O Muhammad, from your Rabb,
but Allah chooses for His special Mercy whom He pleases,
and Allah is the most Gracious.
We do not abrogate any of Our verses of the Qur'an
or cause it to be forgotten except that We substitute it
with something better or similar; don't you know that Allah
has full power over everything? Do you not know that
to Allah belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth,
and that besides Allah, you have no protector or helper!
Do you intend to ask questions from your
Rasool (Muhammad) as Musa (Moses) was questioned
before? But whoever barters belief for unbelief, has indeed
lost the direction of the Right Way.