The Forgiver – Ghafir, Distinguished – Fussilat, The Consultation – Ash-ShurahApril 20, 2012
In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, the Most Merciful
[40.2] The sending down of the Book is from Allah, the Almighty, the Knower.
[40.3] The Forgiver of sins and the Acceptor of repentance. Stern in retribution, the Bountiful, there is no god except He and to Him is the arrival.
[40.4] None but the unbelievers dispute concerning the verses of Allah. So do not be deluded by their going to and fro in the land.
[40.5] The nation of Noah before them belied, and so did the parties after them. Every nation strove against their Messenger to seize him, disputing with false arguments to refute the truth. Then I seized them, how was My punishment!
[40.6] And so it is that the Word of your Lord shall be realized against the unbelievers – they are the inhabitants of the Fire.
[40.7] Those who bear the Throne and those around it exalt with the praise of their Lord and believe in Him. They ask forgiveness for the believers (saying): ‘Our Lord, You embrace all things in mercy and knowledge. Forgive those who repent and follow Your Way. Shield them against the punishment of Hell.
[40.8] Admit them, Our Lord, to the Gardens of Eden which You have promised them, together with those who were righteous among their fathers, their wives, and their offspring. You are the Almighty, the Wise,
[40.9] and guard them against all evil deeds. Whosoever You guarded against evil deeds on that Day, surely, You have had mercy upon them, and that is indeed the mighty triumph.’
[40.10] It shall be proclaimed to the unbelievers: ‘Surely, the hatred of Allah for you is greater than your hatred of yourselves. You were called to belief but disbelieved.’
[40.11] They shall say: ‘Our Lord, twice You have made us die, and twice You have given us life, now, we confess our sins. Is there any way we can be brought out of this?’
[40.12] (They shall be answered): ‘That is because you disbelieved when Allah alone was supplicated to, but when others were associated with Him you believed.’ Judgement belongs to Allah, the Most High, the Great.
[40.13] It is He who shows to you His signs and sends down your provision from the sky. Yet no one remembers except he who is penitent.
[40.14] Supplicate then to Allah making your religion sincerely His, even though the unbelievers oppose it.
[40.15] Exalter in ranks, Owner of the Throne. He lets the spirit (the revelation) descend at His order on those of His worshipers whom He chooses, in order that He warns of the Day of the Meeting;
[40.16] the Day when they shall rise up with nothing hidden from Allah. And who is the Owner of the Kingdom on that Day? Allah, the One, the Conqueror!
[40.17] On that Day every soul shall be recompensed for its earnings and on that Day none shall be wronged. The reckoning of Allah is swift.
[40.18] Warn them against the Imminent Day when, choking with anguish, the hearts will be in their throats, the harmdoers will not have a single, loyal friend, and there will be no intercessor to be obeyed.
[40.19] He (Allah) knows the furtive looks of the eyes and what the chests conceal.
[40.20] With justice Allah will judge, but those upon whom they call, other than Him, can not judge anything at all! Allah is the Hearer, the Seer.
[40.21] Have they never journeyed through the land and seen what was the end of those who have gone before them? They were stronger than themselves in might and left firmer traces in the earth, but Allah seized them for their sinning, and they had none to protect them from Allah.
[40.22] That was because they disbelieved their Messengers when they came to them with clear signs, and so Allah seized them. Surely, He is Strong, and Stern in retribution.
[40.23] We sent Moses with Our signs and with clear authority
[40.24] to Pharaoh, Haman, and Korah. But they said: ‘A sorcerer, a liar.’
[40.25] And when he brought them the truth from Us they said: ‘Kill the sons of those who believe with him, but spare their women.’ But the scheming of the unbelievers is always in error.
[40.26] Pharaoh said: ‘Let me kill Moses, then let him call to his Lord! I am fearful that he will change your religion or cause mischief in the land.’
[40.27] Moses said: ‘I take refuge in my Lord and in your Lord from every proud (person), who does not believe in Day of Reckoning.’
[40.28] But one of Pharaoh’s people, who was in secret a believer, asked: ‘Would you kill a man because he says: “My Lord is Allah?” He has brought you clear signs from your Lord. If he is lying, let his lie be on his head, but, if he is speaking the truth then at least a part of what he promises will befall you. Allah does not guide the lying sinner.
[40.29] O my nation, today the kingdom is yours and you are the masters in the land. But, if the might of Allah should come against us, who will help us?’ Pharaoh said: ‘I only let you see what I see. I guide you to the path of righteousness!’
[40.30] The one who believed said: ‘I fear for you the like of the day of the confederates my nation,
[40.31] or, something similar to the circumstances of the nations of Noah, Aad, and Thamood, and those who came after them. Allah does not want to wrong His worshipers.
[40.32] And, my nation, I fear for you the Day of Calling,
[40.33] the Day when you will turn in retreat with none to protect you from Allah. He whom Allah leads astray has no guide.
[40.34] Before this, Joseph brought you clear signs, but you continued to be doubtful of that which he brought. When he passed away you said: “Allah will never send another Messenger after him.” As such Allah leads astray the sinner, the doubter.
[40.35] Those who dispute the signs of Allah without any authority having reached them are very hateful before Allah and the believers. As such Allah sets a seal on every heart that is proud and arrogant.
[40.36] Pharaoh said: ‘Haman, build me a tower that I can reach the ways,
[40.37] the ways of heaven so that I may look upon the God of Moses, because I think that he is a liar!’ And so Pharaoh’s evil deeds were made to seem fair to him, and he was barred from the Way. And Pharaoh’s guile came to nothing except ruin.
[40.38] He who was a believer said: ‘Follow me, my nation, so that I may guide you to the Right Path.
[40.39] O my nation, the life of this world is nothing but an enjoyment, but surely, the life of the Everlasting Life is the stable abode.
[40.40] Those who do an evil deed shall only be rewarded with its like, but those who believe and do good works, either men and women, shall enter the Gardens of Paradise and are provided for without reckoning.
[40.41] My nation, how is it that I call you to salvation and you call me to the Fire?
[40.42] You call me to disbelieve in Allah and to associate with Him that of which I know nothing; while I call you to the Almighty, the Forgiving.
[40.43] There is no doubt that what you call me to has neither a call in this world, nor in the Everlasting Life. To Allah we shall return, and the excessive sinners are the inhabitants of the Fire.
[40.44] You will remember what I say to you. To Allah I commit my affair, surely, Allah sees His worshipers.’
[40.45] Allah saved him from the evils that they devised, and an evil punishment encompassed Pharaoh’s people.
[40.46] (Before) the Fire they shall be exposed morning and evening, and on the Day when the Hour comes, (it will be said): ‘Admit the family of Pharaoh into the most terrible punishment!’
[40.47] And when they argue with one another in Hell, the weak will say to the proud: ‘We were your followers, will you help us against any share of the Fire?’
[40.48] But those who were proud will reply: ‘All of us are in it (Hell). Allah has judged between His worshipers.’
[40.49] And those in the Fire will say to the keepers of Gehenna (Hell): ‘Call your Lord to lessen our punishment for one day!’
[40.50] But they will say: ‘Did your Messengers not come to you with clear signs?’ ‘Yes indeed,’ they will answer. And they will reply: ‘Then you call.’ But the calling of the unbelievers is only in error.
[40.51] Surely, We shall help Our Messengers and the believers both in this world and on the Day when the witnesses rise.
[40.52] On that Day no excuse will benefit the harmdoers. Theirs shall be the curse, and an evil lodging.
[40.53] We gave Moses the Guidance and bequeathed upon the Children of Israel the Book
[40.54] for guidance and a reminder for those of understanding.
[40.55] Therefore have patience; the promise of Allah is true, and ask forgiveness of your sins, and exalt with the praise of your Lord in the evening and at dawn.
[40.56] (As for) those who dispute the verses of Allah without authority having been given to them, there is nothing in their chests but pride; that, they shall never attain. Therefore seek refuge in Allah, surely, He is the Hearer, the Seer.
[40.57] Indeed, the creation of heavens and earth is greater than the creation of mankind, yet most people do not know.
[40.58] The blind and the seeing are not equal, nor are those who believe and do good works, and the wrongdoer – yet you seldom reflect.
[40.59] There is no doubt that the Hour is coming, yet most people do not believe.
[40.60] Your Lord has said: ‘Call on Me and I will answer you. Those who are too proud to worship Me shall enter Gehenna utterly abject.’
[40.61] It is Allah who made for you the night in which to rest and the day to see. Allah is bountiful to the people, yet most people do not give thanks.
[40.62] Such is Allah, your Lord, the Creator of all things. There is no god except He. How then can you turn away from Him?
[40.63] As such those who disbelieve the signs of Allah turn away.
[40.64] It is Allah who has given you the earth as a fixed place, and the heaven for a canopy. He has shaped you and made you fine images, and provided you with goodness. Such is Allah, your Lord. Blessed be Allah, Lord of all the Worlds.
[40.65] He is the Living; there is no god except He. Supplicate to Him and make the religion sincerely His. Praise belongs to Allah, Lord of the Worlds!
[40.66] Say: ‘I am forbidden to worship those whom you worship, other than Allah. Clear verses have come to me from my Lord and I am commanded to surrender to the Lord of the Worlds.’
[40.67] It is He who created you from dust, then from a (sperm) drop, and then a (blood) clot. He then brings you forth as an infant, then you reach your strength, after which you come of age – though some of you die before it – and that you reach an appointed term, in order that you understand.
[40.68] It is He who gives life and makes to die, and when He decrees a thing, He says to it: ‘Be,’ and it is!
[40.69] Do you not see how those who dispute about the verses of Allah how they are turned about?
[40.70] Those who belie the Book and that with which We sent Our Messengers shall soon know.
[40.71] When the fetters and chains are round their necks they shall be dragged
[40.72] into boiling water, then, into the Fire they shall be poured.
[40.73] It will then be asked of them: ‘Where are those whom you associated,
[40.74] other than Allah?’ They will reply: ‘They have gone astray from us. Indeed what we used to call upon before is nothing.’ Accordingly, Allah leads the unbelievers astray.
[40.75] (And it will be said): ‘That is because you rejoiced on earth in things of which you had no right, and were very happy.
[40.76] Enter the gates of Gehenna and live there for ever. Evil is the lodging of the proud.
[40.77] Therefore have patience, the Promise of Allah is true. Whether We show you something of that We promise them or call you to Us, to Us they shall all return.
[40.78] We sent other Messengers before you; of some, We have already told you, of others We have not told you. Yet it was not for any Messenger to bring a verse except by the permission of Allah. And when the command of Allah comes the matter will be justly decided; and the vain-doers will be lost.
[40.79] It is Allah who has provided you with cattle, some that you ride and some that you eat,
[40.80] and for you there are other uses in them, and that upon them you may reach a need in your chests, and upon them and on ships you are carried.
[40.81] He shows you His signs. Now which of the signs of Allah do you disbelieve?
[40.82] Have they never journeyed through the land and seen what was the end of those who have gone before them? They were stronger than themselves in might and left firmer traces upon the earth; yet, whatsoever they earned did not help them.
[40.83] When their Messengers brought them clear verses they rejoiced in such knowledge as they had; but they were encompassed by that which they mocked.
[40.84] And when they saw Our Might, they said: ‘We believe in Allah alone, and we disbelieve in that we used to associate with Him.’
[40.85] But when they saw Our Might their belief did not benefit them! It is the way of Allah that has passed concerning His worshipers. There, the unbelievers shall be lost.
Distinguished – Fussilat
In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, the Most Merciful
[41.2] A sending down from the Merciful, the Most Merciful.
[41.3] A Book, the verses of which are distinguished, an Arabic Koran for a nation who know.
[41.4] It bears glad tidings and a warning, yet most of them turn away and do not listen.
[41.5] They say: ‘Our hearts are veiled from that to which you call us, and in our ears there is heaviness. And between us and you is a veil. So work (as you will) and we are working.’
[41.6] Say (Prophet Muhammad): ‘I am only a human like you, to whom it is revealed that your God is One God. Therefore be straight with Him and ask Him to forgive you. Woe to the idolaters,
[41.7] who do not pay charity and disbelieve in the Everlasting Life.
[41.8] For those who believe and do good works is an enduring wage.’
[41.9] Say: ‘Do you disbelieve in Him who created the earth in two days? And do you set up equals with Him? He is the Lord of the Worlds.’
[41.10] He set firm mountains on top (of the earth) and He blessed it. And in four days He ordained in it many provisions, equal to those who ask.
[41.11] Then He willed to the heaven when it was smoke, and to it and the earth He said: ‘Come willingly, or unwillingly.’ ‘We come willingly,’ they answered.
[41.12] In two days He determined them seven heavens, and He revealed to each heaven its commands. We decorated the lowest heaven with lamps and preserve them. Such is the decree of the Almighty, the Knower.
[41.13] But if they turn away, say: ‘I have given you warning of a thunderbolt similar to that which overtook Aad and Thamood.’
[41.14] When their Messengers came to them from before them and behind them, (saying): ‘Worship none except Allah,’ they answered: ‘Had it been the will of our Lord, He would have sent down angels. So we disbelieve in the Message with which you were sent.’
[41.15] As for Aad, they behaved proudly in the earth without right. ‘Who is stronger than us?’ they would say. Could they not see that Allah, who created them, is stronger than they? But they disbelieved Our signs.
[41.16] Then, on the ominous days, We loosed against them a howling wind that We might let them taste the punishment of humiliation in this life; but more humiliating will be the punishment of the Everlasting Life and they will not be helped.
[41.17] As for Thamood, We (offered) them Our Guidance, but they preferred blindness to guidance. So a thunderbolt of the humiliating punishment seized them because of what they had earned;
[41.18] and We saved those who believed and feared Allah.
[41.19] On the Day when the enemies of Allah will be rightfully gathered together before Fire,
[41.20] when they reach it, their hearing, eyes and skins will testify against them for what they were doing.
[41.21] ‘Why did you bear witness against us,’ they will ask their skins, and they will reply: ‘Allah has given us speech, as He has given speech to everything. It was He who created you the first time, and to Him you shall return.
[41.22] It is not that you covered yourselves so that your hearing, eyes and skin could not bear witness against you but you thought that Allah did not know much of that which you do.
[41.23] Rather, it is the thoughts you thought about your Lord that have destroyed you, therefore, this morning you find yourselves among the losers.’
[41.24] Even if they patient the Fire shall still be their lodging, and if they seek pardon, they shall not be among those who are pardoned.
[41.25] We have assigned companions to them, who make what is before them and behind them seem fair to them. The statement has been realized against them in nations of people and jinn alike that passed away before them – they were indeed the losers.
[41.26] The unbelievers say: ‘Do not listen to this Koran, and talk idly about it so that you might be overcome.’
[41.27] We will let the unbelievers taste a terrible punishment, and recompense them with the worst of what they were doing.
[41.28] The Fire – that is the recompense of the enemies of Allah. There it is that they will be lodged for eternity, a recompense for their disbelief of Our verses.
[41.29] The unbelievers will say: ‘Lord, show us the jinn and people who led us astray, to put them under our feet so that they are among the lowest.’
[41.30] The angels will descend on those who said: ‘Allah is Our Lord,’ and have then gone straight, (saying:) ‘Be neither fearful, nor sad; rejoice in the Paradise you have been promised.
[41.31] We are your guides in this world and in the Everlasting Life. There, you shall have all that your souls desire, and all that you ask for
[41.32] as hospitality from One, the Forgiving, the Most Merciful.’
[41.33] And, who is better in saying than he who invites to Allah, does what is right, and says: ‘Surely, I am of those who surrender.’
[41.34] Good and evil deeds are not equal. Repel with that which is most just, and see, the one whom there is enmity between you will be as if he were a loyal guide.
[41.35] But none will receive it except those who are patient and, none shall receive it, except he who has a great share.
[41.36] If a provocation from satan should provoke you, seek refuge in Allah. He is the Hearer, the Knower.
[41.37] Among His signs are the night and the day, and the sun and the moon. But do not prostrate yourselves before the sun or the moon; rather prostrate before Allah, who created them both, if it is He whom you worship.
[41.38] But if they become proud, those who are with your Lord exalt Him by day and night, and never grow weary.
[41.39] And among His signs is that you see the earth humble; then when He sends down rain upon it, it quivers and swells. He who revives is He who revives the dead, surely, He is powerful over everything.
[41.40] Those who disbelieve Our verses when it comes to them are not hidden from Us. Is he who is cast in the Fire better than he who comes in safety on the Day of Resurrection? Do as you will, surely, He sees the things you do.
[41.41] Those who disbelieve in the Remembrance when it comes to them – and indeed this is a Mighty Book –
[41.42] falsehood does not come to it from before it or from behind it. It is a sending down from the One, the Wise, the Praised.
[41.43] Nothing that is said to you has not already been said to other Messengers before you. Indeed, your Lord is a Lord of forgiveness, but stern in retribution.
[41.44] Had We made the Koran in a non-Arabic (language) they would have said: ‘If only its verses were distinguished! Why in (a) non-Arabic (language, when the Prophet is) an Arab?’ Say: ‘To the believers it is a guidance and a healing. But to those who do not believe, there is a heaviness in their ears, to them it is blindness. They are those called from afar.’
[41.45] We gave the Book to Moses, but there were disputes about it, and had it not been for a Word that preceded from your Lord (their disputes) would have been decided between them. But they are in disquieting doubt about it.
[41.46] He who does good does it for himself; and he who does evil does so against it. Your Lord never wrongs His worshipers.
[41.47] To Him is referred the knowledge of the Hour. No fruit sprouts forth from its sheath, no female conceives or is delivered, except with His Knowledge. On the Day He will call to them: ‘Where then are My associates?’ they will reply: ‘We proclaim to You that none of us can bear witness.’
[41.48] Those they used to call upon before will go away from them, and they shall think that they have no asylum.
[41.49] Mankind never wearies of supplicating for goodness, but when evil befalls him he is down-cast and (grows) desperate.
[41.50] And if We give him a taste of mercy from Us after his affliction has befallen him, he is sure to say: ‘This is my own. I do not think the Hour will ever come. And even if I am returned to my Lord, with Him there is for me the finest reward (Paradise).’ Then, We shall tell the unbelievers what they did and let them taste a harsh punishment.
[41.51] When We favor a human, he swerves away and withdraws aside, but when evil befalls him he is full of unending prayer.
[41.52] Say: ‘Think, if this (Koran) is indeed from Allah, and you disbelieve in it, who is further astray than he who is in a wide schism?’
[41.53] We will show them Our signs in all the horizons and in themselves, until it is clear to them that it is the truth. Is it not sufficient that your Lord is witness over everything?’
[41.54] Are they not in doubt concerning the Meeting with their Lord? Attention, He encompasses everything.
The Consultation – Ash-Shurah
In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, the Most Merciful
[42.3] As such Allah, the Almighty, the Wise reveals to you (Prophet Muhammad) and to those before you.
[42.4] To Him belongs whatsoever is in the heavens and the earth. He is the High, the Exalted.
[42.5] The heavens nearly break apart above them as the angels exalt with the praise of their Lord and ask forgiveness for those on earth. Indeed Allah is the Forgiving, the Most Merciful.
[42.6] As for those who take guardians for themselves, other than Him, Allah is the Warden over them. You are not a guardian over them.
[42.7] As such We have revealed to you an Arabic Koran, so that you can warn the Mother of Villages (Mecca) and all who live about it, and that you also warn them of the Day of Gathering in which there is no doubt that a division will be in Paradise, and a division in the Blaze.
[42.8] Had it been the Will of Allah, He would have made them all one nation. But He admits into His Mercy whom He will – the harmdoers shall have neither a guardian nor helper.
[42.9] Or have they taken to themselves guardians other than Him? But Allah, He is the Guardian. He revives the dead and has power over all things.
[42.10] Whatever you differ upon, its judgement belongs to Allah. Such is Allah, my Lord, in Him I have put my trust, and to Him I turn in repentance.
[42.11] The Originator of the heavens and the earth, He has given you from yourselves, pairs, and also pairs of cattle, thereby multiplying you. There is nothing like Him. He is the Hearer, the Seer.
[42.12] To Him belongs the keys of the heavens and the earth. He outspreads and withholds His provisions to whom He will, surely, He has knowledge of all things.
[42.13] He has made plain for you the Religion with which He charged Noah and that which We have revealed to you, and that with which We charged (Prophets) Abraham, Moses and Jesus, (saying): ‘Establish the Religion and do not be divided therein.’ That which you invite them to is too overwhelming for the idolaters. Allah brings close to Himself whom He will, and guides to Him those who turn in repentance.
[42.14] Yet they became divided only after knowledge had reached them from their own insolence. And had it not been for a Word that had preceded from your Lord, till an appointed term, it would have been determined between them. But those who inherited the Book after them are in disquieting doubt about it,
[42.15] so invite and go straight as you are ordered, and do not follow their desires and say: ‘I believe in whatever Book Allah has sent down. I am ordered to be just among you. Allah is our Lord and your Lord. We have our deeds and you have yours; there is no argument between us and you, Allah will bring us all together, to Him is the arrival.’
[42.16] As for those who argue concerning Allah after being answered, their arguments will be annulled before their Lord, and His Wrath will fall upon them, and for them there is a terrible punishment.
[42.17] It is Allah who has sent down the Book in truth and the Scale. And what will let you know? The Hour is near.
[42.18] Those who disbelieve in it seek to hasten it, but the believers are in fear of it, knowing it to be the truth. Indeed, those who doubt the Hour have strayed far away.
[42.19] Allah is Subtle towards His worshipers, and provides for whosoever He will. He is the Strong, the Almighty.
[42.20] Whoever hopes for the tillage of the Everlasting Life, We will increase his tillage; and whoever hopes for the tillage of this world, We give him some of it, but in the Everlasting Life he shall have no share.
[42.21] Or do they have associates who have made lawful to them in religion what Allah has not permitted? Had it not been for the Decisive Word, it would have been decided between them. For the evildoers there is a painful punishment.
[42.22] You shall see the harmdoers in fear of what they have earned as it is about to fall on them. But those who believe and do good deeds shall live in the meadows of the Gardens and from their Lord they will have all that they desire – that is the great bounty.
[42.23] This is the glad tidings that Allah gives to His worshipers, who believe and do good works. Say: ‘For this I ask of you no wage except the love of the (Prophet’s) relatives. We will add good to whosoever gains a good deed. Allah is the Forgiving and the Thanker.’
[42.24] Or do they say: ‘He has forged a lie about Allah? But if Allah wills He could set a seal upon your heart. Allah wipes out falsehood and verifies the truth by His Words. He knows the innermost of the chests.
[42.25] It is He who accepts the repentance of His worshipers and pardons their evil deeds. He has knowledge of what you do.
[42.26] He answers those who believe and do good deeds, and He increases them from His bounty. But for the unbelievers there is a terrible punishment.
[42.27] If Allah had expanded His provision to His worshipers, they would become tyrannical in the earth, but He sends down to them what He will in due measure; He is Aware and sees His worshipers.
[42.28] It is He who sends down rain for them after they despaired, and He unfolds His Mercy. He is the Guardian, the Praised.
[42.29] Among His signs is the creation of the heavens and the earth and the crawling things which He has dispersed in them. If He will, He is Able to gather all of them.
[42.30] If affliction befalls you, it is what your own hands have earned, but He pardons a lot.
[42.31] You are not able to frustrate Him in the earth, nor do you have a guardian and a helper other than Allah.
[42.32] And among His signs are the ships that run on the sea like mountains and
[42.33] if He will, He calms the wind so that they remain motionless upon its back, surely, there are signs in this for every thankful, patient (person).
[42.34] Or, He wrecks them for what they have earned, but He pardons a lot.
[42.35] Those who dispute Our verses may know that they have no asylum.
[42.36] That which you have been given is but the enjoyment of the present life. Better and more enduring is that which Allah has for those who believe and put their trust in their Lord.
[42.37] And those who avoid the major sins and indecencies and, when angered, forgive;
[42.38] those who answer their Lord, establish the prayers, and their affairs are by consultation; who spend of that which We have given them,
[42.39] and when harmed they become victorious.
[42.40] The recompense of a sin is a sin like it, but whosoever forgives and seeks to reform, his wage will be with Allah. Surely, He does not love the harmdoers.
[42.41] And whosoever harms after he has been harmed there is no blame upon them.
[42.42] The blame is only against those who wrong people, and are wrongfully insolent in the earth, for them there is a painful punishment.
[42.43] Surely, he who bears patiently and forgives – indeed that is true constancy.
[42.44] He whom Allah leads astray has none to protect him thereafter. You will see the harmdoers when they see the punishment saying: ‘Is there a way back?’
[42.45] You shall see them exposed before it, humbled in shame and looking upon it with a furtive glance and the believers will say: ‘Indeed, the losers are they who lose themselves and their families on the Day of Resurrection.’ The harmdoers shall suffer an everlasting punishment.
[42.46] They shall have none to protect or help them other than Allah. He whom Allah leads astray – there is no way for him.
[42.47] Answer your Lord before that Day arrives which cannot be turned back from Allah, for you on that Day there shall be neither shelter, nor denial.
[42.48] But if they turn away, We have not sent you (Prophet Muhammad) to be their (compulsory) guardian. It is only for you to deliver (the Message). When We give the human a taste of Our Mercy, he rejoices because of it; but when, because of what he has earned, evil befalls him, the human is ungrateful.
[42.49] To Allah belongs the Kingdom of the heavens and the earth. He creates what He will. He gives females to whom He will and males to whom He will.
[42.50] Or, He couples them, both males and females, and to others, if He will, He makes them barren. Surely, He is the Knower, the Powerful.
[42.51] It does not belong to any human that Allah should speak to him except by Revelation, or from behind a veil, or that He sent a Messenger to reveal whatsoever He will by His Permission. He is the High, the Wise.
[42.52] As such We have revealed to you (Prophet Muhammad) a spirit (the revelation of the Koran) from Our Ordinance. You did not know what the Book was, nor belief, but We made it a light whereby We guide those of Our worshipers whom We will. And you (Prophet Muhammad), you, surely guide to a Straight Path.
[42.53] The Path of Allah, to whom belongs all that is in the heavens and all that is in the earth. Surely, to Allah all things return.