They say: "Allah has taken to Himself a son;” Allah is above such things! Rather, to Him belongs all that is in the heavens and in the earth; all are obedient to Him.* He is the Creator of the heavens and the earth ! When He decrees a thing, He needs only to say, "Be," and there it becomes.
Those who have no knowledge ask: "Why
does Allah not speak to us face to face or send us
a sign ?" The same demand was made by those before them:
they all have the same mentality. We have already shown
clear signs to those whose faith is firm. What clearer
sign could there be than this Book? We have sent you
(O Muhammad) with the knowledge of the Truth and
made you the bearer of good news and warning; now, you will
not be called upon to answer about the actions of the companions
of the blazing fire.
The Jews and the Christians will never be pleased with you,
until you follow their faith. O Muhammad, tell them
: "Allah’s guidance is the only guidance;" and if after
all the knowledge you have received, you yield to their
desires, there shall be none to protect you or help you
from the wrath of Allah. Those to whom We have given
the book and who read it as it ought to be read, they are
the ones who believe in it; as for those who reject it,
they are for sure the losers.
O Children of Israel! Remember the special favor which I bestowed upon you; that I exalted you above all other nations. Guard yourselves against the Day when one soul shall not avail another, no ransom shall be taken, no intercession shall profit anyone, and no help shall be given.
Remember when Ibrãhïm (Abraham)
was tested by his Rabb with certain commands, he fulfilled
them. Allah said: "Surely, I will make you the leader
of mankind." "What about my offspring?" Asked Ibrãhïm. “My
pledge," said Allah, "will not apply to the evil
Remember when We made the House (the
Ka'bah) a center and sanctuary for mankind saying, "Take
the station of Ibrãhïm as a place of prayer;" We entrusted
Ibrãhïm and Isma‘il to cleanse Our House for those who walk
around it, who meditate in it, and who kneel and prostrate
in prayers. Ibrãhïm said: "My Rabb, make this (Makkah)
a secure town and provide its people with plenty of food
from fruits, those of them who believe in Allah and the
Last Day." He answered, "As for those who do not, I shall
also provide for them in this life, though in the Hereafter
I shall drag them to the torture of Hellfire and it is an
evil destination indeed!"