We shall surely test your steadfastness with fear and famine, with loss of property, life and produce. Give good news to those who endure with patience; who, when afflicted with calamity, say: “We belong to Allah and to Him we shall return." Such are the people on whom there are blessings and Mercy from Allah; and they are the ones that are rightly guided.
Behold! Safã and Marwah (two hills
in the Sacred Mosque) are among the symbols of Allah.
So anyone who performs Hajj or Umrah (pilgrimage)
to the House, there is no blame if one goes around both
of them; and anyone who does good voluntarily should
know that surely Allah knows the grateful.
Those who conceal the clear proofs and the guidance, after
We have made it clear in the Book for mankind will have
Allah's curse and that of those who are entitled to curse;
except those who repent, reform and let the truth be
known; I will accept their repentance, for I am the
Receiver of Repentance, the Merciful. Surely those
who are unbelievers and die while they are unbelievers,
they are the ones on whom is the curse of Allah, the angels
and all mankind, they will live in it for ever; neither
their punishment shall be lightened nor shall they be given
respite. Your God is one God; there is no one worthy
of worship except Him, the Compassionate, the Merciful.
Surely, in the creation of the heavens and the earth, in the alternation of the night and the day, in the sailing of the ships through the ocean for the profit of mankind, in the rain which Allah sends down from the skies, with which He revives the earth after its death and spreads in it all kinds of animals, in the change of the winds and the clouds between the sky and the earth that are made subservient, there are signs for rational people.
There are some who worship other deities
besides Allah (mushrikïn), they love them as they
should love Allah, whereas the believers are strong in love
for Allah. If those who are unjust could visualize (the
Day of Judgement) when they will see the chastisement,
they would come to know for sure that all powers belong
to Allah and that Allah is stern in retribution. On
that Day those leaders who were being followed, when faced
with their punishment, will renounce those who followed
them and the bonds which united them will break asunder.
The followers will say: “If it could be possible for us
to live again, we would renounce them as they have renounced
us today.” Thus Allah will show them the fruits of their
deeds. They will sigh with regret, and shall not be able
to come out of the Hell fire.
O Mankind! Eat of what is lawful and clean on the earth and do not follow the footsteps of Shaitãn, surely he is your open enemy. He enjoins you to commit evil and indecency and to say certain things against Allah about which you have no knowledge.