THE QURAN ON ISRAELITES, CHRISTIANS, BELIEVERS (MUSLIMS) AND FIGHTING IN SELF-DEFENCE

THE QURAN ON ISRAELITES, CHRISTIANS, BELIEVERS (MUSLIMS)  AND FIGHTING IN SELF-DEFENCE

 

(Like 9/11, I am quite sure that the 2023 Israeli – Palestinian War has raised curiosities among the younger generation to find out more about Islam, starting with the Quran. To assist them to find the more relevant provisions to the nature of the conflict and the character and attitude of the parties, I have downloaded Quranic verses revealed more than fourteen hundred years ago. I have manually searched the whole translation of the Quran to choose these verses.

  I purposely refrain from giving my opinion because I would like the readers to read, think and form their own opinions. To keep it as short as possible, I have omitted repetitions and verses which are not directly relevant. In so doing I could have inadvertently omitted some pertinent verses.

 I have taken the English translation from Clear Quran by Dr Mustafa Khattab. May Allah reward him for his great work.  – Tun Abdul Hamid Mohamad).

 

CHAPTER 2: THE HEIFER (AL-BAQARAH)

  1. O children of Israel Remember My favours upon you. Fulfil your covenant and I will fulfil Mine, and stand in awe of Me alone.
  1. Believe in My revelations which confirm your Scriptures. Do not be the first to deny them or trade them for a fleeting gain! And be mindful of Me.
  1. Do not mix truth with falsehood or hide the truth knowingly.
  1. Establish prayer, pay alms-tax,1 and bow down with those who bow down.
  1. Do you preach righteousness and fail to practice it yourselves, although you read the Scripture? Do you not understand?
  1. And seek help through patience and prayer. Indeed, it is a burden except for the humble—
  1. those who are certain that they will meet their Lord and to Him they will return.
  1. O Children of Israel! Remember all the favours I granted you and how I honoured you above the others.
  1. Guard yourselves against the Day on which no soul will be of help to another. No intercession will be accepted, no ransom taken, and no help will be given.
  1. ‘Remember1 how We delivered you from the people of Pharaoh, who afflicted you with dreadful torment, slaughtering your sons and keeping your women. That was a severe test from your Lord.
  1. And remember when We parted the sea, rescued you, and drowned Pharaoh’s people before your very eyes.
  1. And remember when We appointed forty nights for Moses, then you worshipped the calf in his absence, acting wrongfully.
  1. Even then We still forgave you so perhaps you would be grateful.
  1. And remember when We gave Moses the Scripture—the standard to distinguish between right and wrong that perhaps you would be rightly1 guided.
  1. And remember when Moses said to his people, “O my people! Surely you have wronged yourselves by worshipping the calf, so turn in repentance to your Creator and execute the calf-worshippers among yourselves. That is best for you in the sight of your Creator.” Then He accepted your repentance. Surely, He is the Accepter of Repentance, Most Merciful.
  1. And remember when you said, “O Moses! We will never believe you until we see Allah with our own eyes,” so a thunderbolt struck you while you were looking on.
  1. Then We brought you back to life after your death, so that perhaps you would be grateful.

57- And remember when We shaded you with clouds and sent down to you manna and quails, saying, “Eat from the good things We have provided for you.” The evildoers certainly did not wrong Us, but wronged themselves.

  1. And remember when We said, “Enter this city and eat freely from wherever you please; enter the gate with humility, saying, ‘Absolve us.’ We will forgive your sins and multiply the reward for the good-doers.”
  1. But the wrongdoers changed the words they were commanded to say. So We sent down a punishment from the heavens upon them for their rebelliousness.
  1. And remember when Moses prayed for water for his people, We said, “Strike the rock with your staff.” Then twelve springs gushed out, and each tribe knew its drinking place. We then said “Eat and drink of Allah’s provisions, and do not go about spreading corruption in the land.”
  1. And “remember’ when you said, “O Moses! We cannot endure the same meal revery day’. So just call upon your Lord on our behalf, He will bring forth for us some of what the earth produces of herbs, cucumbers, garlic, lentils, and onions.” Moses scolded them, “Do you exchange what is better for what is worse? You can go down to any village and you will find what you have asked for.” They were stricken with disgrace and misery, and they invited the displeasure of Allah for rejecting Allah’s signs and unjustly killing the prophets. This is a fair reward for their disobedience and violations.

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  1. And remember when We took a covenant from you and raised the mountain above you saying, “Hold firmly to that Scripture which We have given you and observe its teachings so perhaps you will become mindful of Allah.”
  1. Yet you turned away afterwards. Had it not been for Allah’s grace and mercy upon you, you would have certainly been of the losers.
  1. You are already aware of those of you who broke the Sabbath. We said to

them, “Be disgraced apes.”

  1. So We made their fate an example to present and future generations, and a lesson to the God-fearing.
  1. And remember when Moses said to his people, “Allah commands you to sacrifice a cow.” They replied, “Are you mocking us?” Moses responded, “I seek refuge in Allah from acting foolish!”
  1. They said, “Call upon your Lord to clarify for us what type of cow” it should be!” He replied, “Allah says, ‘The cow should neither be old nor young but in between. So do as you are commanded!’”
  1. They said, “Call upon your Lord to specify for us its colour.” He replied, “Allah says, ‘It should be a bright yellow cow—pleasant to see.’”
  1. Again they said, “Call upon your Lord so that He may make clear to us which cow, for all cows look the same to us. Then, Allah willing, we will be guided to the right one”.”
  1. He replied, “Allah says, ‘It should have been used neither to till the soil nor water the fields; wholesome and without blemish.’” They said, “Now you have come with the truth.” Yet they still slaughtered it hesitantly!
  1. This is when a man was killed and you disputed who the killer was, but Allah revealed what you concealed.
  1. So We instructed, “Strike the dead body with a piece of the cow.” This is how easily Allah brings the dead to life, showing you His signs so that you may understand.
  1. Even then your hearts became hardened like a rock or even harder, for some rocks gush rivers; others split, spilling water; while others are humbled in awe of Allah. And Allah is never unaware of what you do.

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  1. Do they not know that Allah is aware of what they conceal and what they reveal? 78. And among them wishfully speculate.
  1. So woe to those who distort the Scripture with their own hands then say, “This is from Allah” —seeking a fleeting gain! So woe to them for what their hands have written, and woe to them for what they have earned.
  1. Some of the Jews claim, “The Fire will not touch us except for a number of days.” Say, O Prophet/ “Have you taken a pledge from Allah—for Allah never breaks His word—or are you just saying about Allah what you do not know?”

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  1. And remember when We took a covenant from the children of Israel stating, Worship none but Allah; be kind to parents, relatives, orphans and the needy; speak kindly to people; establish prayer; and pay alms-tax. But you Israelites turned away— except for a few of you—and were indifferent.
  1. And remember when We took your covenant that you would neither shed each other’s blood nor expel each other from their homes, you gave your pledge and bore witness.
  1. But here you are, killing each other and expelling some of your people from their homes, aiding one another in sin and aggression; and when those expelled come to you as captives, you still ransom them—though expelling them was unlawful for you. Do you believe in some of the Scripture and reject the rest? …..

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  1. Indeed, We gave Moses the Book and sent after him successive messengers. And We gave Jesus, son of Mary, clear proofs and supported him with the holy spirit Why is it that every time a messenger comes to you Israelites with something you do not like, you become arrogant, rejecting some and killing others?
  1. They say, “Our hearts are unreceptive!” in fact, Allah has condemned them for their disbelief. They have but little faith.
  1. Although they used to pray for victory by means of the Prophet over the polytheists when there came to them a Book from Allah which they recognized, confirming the scripture they had in their hands, they rejected it. So may Allah’s condemnation be upon the disbelievers.
  1. Miserable is the price they have sold their souls for denying Allah’s revelation and resenting Allah for granting His grace to whoever He wills of His servants! They have earned wrath upon wrath. And such disbelievers will suffer a humiliating punishment.
  1. When it is said to them: “Believe in what Allah has revealed,” they reply, “We only believe in what was sent down to us,” and they deny what came afterwards, though it is the truth confirming their own Scriptures! Ask Them, O Prophet, “Why then did you kill Allah’s prophets before, if you are Truly believers?”
  1. Indeed, Moses came to you with clear proofs, then you worshipped the calf in his absence, acting wrongfully.
  1. And when We took your covenant and raised the mountain above you saying, “Hold firmly to that Scripture which We have given you and obey,” they answered, “We hear and disobey.” The love of the calf was rooted in their hearts because of their disbelief. Say, O Prophet “How evil is what your so-called belief prompts you to do, if you actually believe in the Torah”!
  1. Say, O Prophet, “If the eternal Home of the Hereafter with Allah is exclusively for you Israelites out of all humanity, then wish for death if what you say is true!”
  1. But they will never wish for that because of what their hands have done. And Allah has perfect knowledge of the wrongdoers.
  1. You will surely find them clinging to life more eagerly than any other people, even more than polytheists. Each one of them wishes to live a thousand years. But even if they were to live that long, it would not save them from the punishment. And Allah is All-Seeing of what they do.
  1. Say, O Prophet “Whoever is an enemy of Gabriel should know that he revealed this “Quran” to your heart by Allah’s Will, confirming what came before it—a guide and good news for the believers. ”
  1. Whoever is an enemy of Allah, His angels, His messengers, Gabriel, and Michael, then let them know that” Allah is certainly the enemy of the disbelievers.
  1. Indeed, We have sent down to you O Prophet clear revelations. But none will deny them except the rebellious.
  1. Why is it that every time they make a covenant, a group of them casts it aside? In fact, most of them do not believe.
  1. Now, when a messenger from Allah has come to them— confirming their own Scriptures— some of the People of the Book cast the Book of Allah behind their backs as if they did not know.
  1. They instead followed the magic promoted by the devils during the reign of Solomon……….

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  1. The Jews and Christians each claim that none will enter Paradise except those of their own faith. These are their desires. Reply, O Prophet, “Show me your proof if what you say is true.”
  1. But no! Whoever submits themselves to Allah and does good will have their reward with their Lord. And there will be no fear for them, nor will they grieve.
  1. The Jews say, “The Christians have nothing to stand on” and the Christians say, “The Jews have nothing to stand on,” although both recite the Scriptures. And those pagans who have no knowledge say the same about people of faith. Surely Allah will judge between them on the Day of Judgment regarding their dispute.
  1. Who does more wrong than those who prevent Allah’s Name from being mentioned in His places of worship and strive to destroy them? Such people have no right to enter these places except with fear. For them there is disgrace in this world, and they will suffer at tremendous punishment in the Hereafter.

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  1. They say, “Allah has offspring.” Glory be to Him! In fact, to Him belongs whatever is in the heavens and the earth—all are subject to His Will.

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  1. Never will the Jews or Christians be pleased with you, until you follow their faith. Say, “Allah’s guidance is the only true1 guidance.” And if you were to follow their desires after all the knowledge that has come to you, there would be none to protect or help you against Allah.

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  1. O Children of Israel! Remember My favours upon you and how I honoured you above the others.

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  1. Or did you witness when death came to Jacob? He asked his children, “Who
    will you worship after my passing?” They replied, “We will continue to worship
    your God, the God of your forefathers—Abraham, Ishmael, and Isaac—the One
    God. And to Him we all submit.”

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  1. Say, O believers, “We believe in Allah and what has been revealed to us; and what was revealed to Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac, Jacob, and his descendants; and what was given to Moses, Jesus, and other prophets from their Lord. We make no distinction between any of them. And to Allah we all submit.”

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  1. Or do you claim that Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac, Jacob, and his descendants were all Jews or Christians? Say, “Who is more knowledgeable: you or Allah?” Who does more wrong than those who hide the testimony they received from Allah? And Allah is never unaware of what you do.

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  1. Those We have given the Scripture recognize this Prophet as they recognize their own children. Yet a group of them hides the truth knowingly.

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153 O believers! Seek comfort in patience and prayer. Allah is truly with those who are patient.

  1. Never say that those martyred in the cause of Allah are dead—in fact, they are alive! But you do not perceive it.
  1. We will certainly test you with a touch of fear and famine and loss of property, life, and crops. Give good news to those who patiently endure—
  1. who, when faced with a disaster, say, “Surely to Allah we belong and to Him we will all return.”
  1. They are the ones who will receive Allah’s blessings and mercy. And it is they who are Rightly guided.

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  1. Fight in the cause of Allah only against those who wage war against you, but do not exceed the limits. Surely Allah does not like transgressors.
  1. Kill them wherever you come upon them and drive them out of the places from which they have driven you out. For persecution is far worse than killing. And do not fight them at the Sacred Mosque unless they attack you there. If they do so, then fight them—that is the reward of the disbelievers.
  1. But if they cease, then surely Allah is All-Forgiving, Most Merciful.
  1. Fight against them if they persecute you until there is no more persecution, and your devotion will be to Allah alone. If they stop persecuting you, let there be no hostility except against the aggressors.

CHAPTER 3 FAMILY OF IMRAN (ALI IMRAN)

  1. Abraham was neither a Jew nor a Christian; he submitted in all uprightness and was not a polytheist.

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  1. Some of the People of the Book wish to mislead you believers. They mislead none but themselves, yet they fail to perceive it.
  1. O People of the Book! Why do you reject the signs of Allah while you bear witness to their truth.
  1. O People of the Book! Why do you mix the truth with falsehood and hide the truth knowingly?

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  1. Say, O Prophet “We believe in Allah and what has been revealed to us and what was revealed to Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac, Jacob, and his descendants; and what was given to Moses, Jesus, and other prophets from their Lord—we make no distinction between any of them, and to Him we fully1 submit.”

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  1. Say, O Prophet “O People of the Book! Why do you deny the revelations of Allah, when Allah is a Witness to what you do?”
  1. Say, “O People of the Book! Why do you turn the believers away from the Way of Allah— striving to make it appear crooked, while you are witnesses to its truth”? And Allah is never unaware of what you do.

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CHAPTER 4 WOMEN (AN-NISA)

  1. Let those who would sacrifice this life for the Hereafter fight in the cause of Allah. And whoever fights in Allah’s cause—whether they achieve martyrdom or victory—We will honour them with a great reward.
  1. And what is it with you? You do not fight in the cause of Allah and for oppressed men, women, and children who cry out, “Our Lord! Deliver us from this land of oppressors! Appoint for us a saviour; appoint for us a helper—all by Your grace.”

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  1. The People of the Book demand that you O Prophet bring down for them a revelation in writing from heaven. They demanded what is even greater than this from Moses, saying, “Make Allah visible to us!” So a thunderbolt struck them for their wrongdoing. Then they took the calf for worship after receiving clear signs. Still We forgave them for that rafter their repentance and gave Moses compelling proof.
  1. We raised the Mount over them as a warning for breaking their covenant and said, “Enter the gate of Jerusalem with humility.” We also warned them, “Do not break the Sabbath,” and took from them a firm covenant.
  1. ‘They were condemned for breaking their covenant, rejecting Allah’s signs, killing the prophets unjustly, and for saying, “Our hearts are unreceptive!”—is Allah Who has sealed their hearts for their disbelief, so they do not believe except for a few—
  1. and for their denial and outrageous accusation against Mary.
  1. and for boasting, “We killed the Messiah, Jesus, son of Mary, the messenger of Allah.” But they neither killed nor crucified him—it was only made to appear so. Even those who argue for this crucifixion” are in doubt. They have no knowledge whatsoever—only making assumptions. They certainly did not kill him.
  1. Rather, Allah raised him up to Himself. And Allah is Almighty, All-Wise.

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  1. Indeed, We have sent revelation to you O Prophet as We sent revelation to Noah and the prophets after him. We also sent revelation to Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac, Jacob, and his descendants, as well as Jesus, Job, Jonah, Aaron, and Solomon. And to David We gave the Psalms.

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  1. O People of the Book! Do not go to extremes regarding your faith; say nothing about Allah except the truth. The Messiah, Jesus, son of Mary, was no more than a messenger of Allah and the fulfilment of His Word through Mary and a spirit created by a command from Him. So, believe in Allah and His messengers and do not say, “Trinity.” Stop!—for your own good. Allah is only One God. Glory be to Him! He is far above having a son! To Him belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on the earth. And Allah is sufficient as a Trustee of Affairs.

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CHAPTER 5 THE TABLE (AL-MAIDAH)

  1. Allah made a covenant with the Children of Israel and appointed twelve leaders from among them and then said, “I am truly with you. If you establish
    prayer, pay alms-tax, believe in My messengers, support them, and lend to Allah a good loan, I will certainly forgive your sins and admit you into Gardens
    under which rivers flow. And whoever among you disbelieves afterwards has
    truly strayed from the Right Way.”
  1. But for breaking their covenant, We condemned them and hardened their
    hearts. They distorted the words of the Scripture and neglected a portion of what
    they had been commanded to uphold. You O Prophet1 will always find deceit on their part, except for a few. But pardon them and bear with them. Indeed, Allah loves the good-doers.

14- And from those who say, “We are Christians,” We took their covenant, but they neglected a portion of what they had been commanded to uphold. So We let

hostility and enmity arise between them until the Day of Judgment, and soon Allah will inform them of all they have done.

  1. O People of the Book! Now Our Messenger has come to you, revealing much of what you have hidden of the Scriptures and disregarding much. There certainly has come to you from Allah a light and a clear Book

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  1. Indeed, those who say, “Allah is the Messiah, son of Mary,” have fallen into disbelief. Say, O Prophet “Who has the power to prevent Allah if He chose to destroy the Messiah, son of Mary, his mother, and everyone in the world all together?” To Allah alone belongs the kingdom of the heavens and the earth and everything in between. He creates whatever He wills. And Allah is Most Capable of everything. Children of Allah?
  1. The Jews and the Christians each say, “We are the children of Allah and His

most beloved!” Say, O Prophet, “Why then does He punish you for your sins?

No! You are only humans like others of His Own making. ….”

  1. O People of the Book! Our Messenger has indeed come to you, making things clear to you after an interval between the messengers so you do not say, “There has never come to us a deliverer of good news or a warner.” Now there has come to you a deliverer of good news and a warner. And Allah is Most Capable of everything.
  1. And remember when Moses said to his people, “O my people! Remember Allah’s favours upon you when He raised prophets from among you, made you sovereign and gave you what He had never given anyone in the world.
  1. O my people! Enter the Holy Land which Allah has destined for you to enter. And do not turn back or else you will become losers.”
  1. They replied, “O Moses! There is an enormously powerful people there, so we will never be able to enter it until they leave. If they do, then we will enter!”
  1. Two God-fearing men—who had been blessed by Allah—said, “Surprise them through the gate. If you do, you will certainly prevail. Put your trust in Allah if you are Truly1 believers.”
  1. Yet they said, “O Moses! Still we will never enter as long as they remain there. So go—both you and your Lord—and fight; we are staying right here!”
  1. Moses pleaded, “My Lord! I have no control over anyone except myself andmy brother. So set us apart from the rebellious people.”
  1. Allah replied, “Then this land is forbidden to them for forty years, during which they will wander through the land. So do not grieve for the rebellious people.”………

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  1. Then in the footsteps of the prophets, We sent Jesus, son of Mary, confirming the Torah revealed before him. And We gave him the Gospel containing guidance and light and confirming what was revealed in the Torah— a guide and a lesson to the God fearing.

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  1. We have revealed to you O Prophet this Book with the truth, as a confirmation of previous Scriptures and a supreme authority on them. So judge between them by what Allah has revealed, and do not follow their desires over the truth that has come to you. ………

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  1. O believers! Take neither Jews nor Christians as guardians—they are guardians of each other. Whoever does so will be counted as one of them. Surely Allah does not guide the wrongdoing people.

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  1. Say, O Prophet “O People of the Book! Do you resent us only because we believe in Allah and what has been revealed to us and what was revealed before—while most of you are rebellious?”

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  1. And had they observed the Torah, the Gospel, and what has been revealed to them from their Lord, they would have been overwhelmed with provisions from above and below. Some among them are upright, yet many do nothing but evil.

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  1. Those who say, “Allah is the Messiah, son of Mary,” have certainly fallen into disbelief. The Messiah himself said, “O Children of Israel! Worship Allah—my Lord and your Lord.” Whoever associates others with Allah in worship will surely be forbidden Paradise by Allah. Their home will be theFire. And the wrongdoers will have no helpers.
  1. Those who say, “Allah is one in a Trinity,” have certainly fallen into disbelief. There is only One God. If they do not stop saying this, those who disbelieve among them will be afflicted with a painful punishment.
  1. Will they not turn to Allah in repentance and seek His forgiveness? And Allah is All-Forgiving, Most Merciful.
  1. The Messiah, son of Mary, was no more than a messenger. Many messengers had come and gone before him. His mother was a woman of truth. They both ate food. See how We make the signs clear to them, yet see how they are deluded ‘from the truth’!

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  1. You will surely find the most bitter towards the believers to be the Jews and polytheists and the most gracious to be those who call themselves Christian. That is because there are priests and monks among them and because they are not arrogant.
  1. When they listen to what has been revealed to the Messenger, you see their eyes overflowing with tears for recognizing the truth. They say, “Our Lord! We believe, so count us among the witnesses.
  1. Why should we not believe in Allah and the truth that has come to us? And we long for our Lord to include us in the company of the righteous.”

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CHAPTER 6 AL- AN’AM (CATTLE)

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  1. Those to whom We gave the Scripture recognize him to be a true prophet as they recognize their own children. Those who have ruined themselves will never believe.

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CHAPTER 7 AL A’RAF  (THE HEIGHT)

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  1. They complained, “We have always been oppressed—before and after you came to us with the message”.” He replied, “Perhaps your Lord will destroy your enemy and make you successors in the land to see what you will do.”
  1. Indeed, We afflicted Pharaoh’s people with famine and shortage of crops so they might come back to their senses”.

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  1. So We inflicted punishment upon them, drowning them in the sea for denying Our signs and being heedless of them.
  1. And so We made the oppressed people successors of the eastern and western lands, which We had showered with blessings. This way the noble Word of your Lord was fulfilled for the Children of Israel for what they had endured. And We destroyed what Pharaoh and his people constructed and what they established.
  1. We brought the Children of Israel across the sea and they came upon a people devoted to idols. They demanded, “O Moses! Make for us a god like their gods.” He replied, “Indeed, you are a people acting ignorantly!
  1. What they follow is certainly doomed to destruction and their deeds are in vain.”
  1. He added, “Shall I seek for you a god other than Allah, while He has honoured you above the others?”
  1. And remember when We rescued you from the people of Pharaoh, who afflicted you with dreadful torment—killing your sons and keeping your women. That was a severe test from your Lord.

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  1. We wrote for him on the Tablets The fundamentals of everything; commandments and explanations of all things. We commanded “Hold to this firmly and ask your people to take the best of it I will soon show all of you the home of the rebellious.

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  1. In the absence of Moses, his people made from their golden jewellery an idol of a calf that made a lowing sound. Did they not see that it could neither speak to them nor guide them to the Right Path? Still they took it as a god and were wrongdoers.

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  1. Upon Moses’ return to his people, totally furious and sorrowful, he said, “What an evil thing you committed in my absence! Did you want to hasten your Lord’s torment?” Then he threw down the Tablets and grabbed his brother by the hair, dragging him closer. Aaron pleaded, “O son of my mother! The people overpowered me and were about to kill me. So do not “humiliate me and make my enemies rejoice, nor count me among the wrongdoing people.”

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  1. Say, O Prophet (Muhammad – added) , “O humanity! I am Allah’s Messenger to you all. …

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  1. Ask them O Prophet about the people of the town which was by the sea, who broke the Sabbath. During the Sabbath, abundant fish would come to them clearly visible, but on other days the fish were never seen. In this way We tested them for their rebelliousness.
  1. When some of the righteous among them questioned their fellow Sabbath keepers, “Why do you bother to warn those Sabbath-breakers who will either be destroyed or severely punished by Allah?” They replied, “Just to be free from your Lord’s blame, and so perhaps they may abstain.”
  1. When they ignored the warning they were given, We rescued those who used to warn against evil and overtook the wrongdoers with a dreadful punishment for their rebelliousness.
  1. But when they stubbornly persisted in violation, We said to them, “Be disgraced apes!”

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  1. And remember, O Prophet, when your Lord declared that He would send against them others who would make them suffer terribly until the Day of Judgment. Indeed, your Lord is swift in punishment, but He is certainly All-Forgiving, Most Merciful.
  1. We dispersed them through the land in groups— some were righteous, others were less so. We tested them with prosperity and adversity, so perhaps they would return to the Right Path.
  1. Then they were succeeded by other generations who inherited the Scripture. They indulged in unlawful gains, claiming, “We will be forgiven after all.” And if similar gain came their way, they would seize it. Was a covenant not taken from them in the Scripture that they would not say anything about Allah except the truth? And they were already well-versed in its teachings…..

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CHAPTER 8 AL-ANFAL (SPOILS OF WAR)

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  1. O believers! When you face an enemy, stand firm and remember Allah often so you may triumph.
  1. Obey Allah and His Messenger and do not dispute with one another, or you would be discouraged and weakened. Persevere! Surely Allah is with those who persevere.

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  1. Prepare against them what you believers can of military power and cavalry to deter Allah’s enemies and your enemies as well as other enemies unknown to you but known to Allah. Whatever you spend in the cause of Allah will be paid to you in full and you will not be wronged.
  1. If the enemy is inclined towards peace, make peace with them. And put your trust in Allah. Indeed, He ‘alone1 is the All-Hearing, All-Knowing.
  1. But if their intention is only to deceive you, then Allah is certainly sufficient for you. He is the One Who has supported you with His help and with the believers.

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  1. O Prophet! Motivate the believers to fight. If there are twenty steadfast among you, they will overcome two hundred. And if there are one hundred of you, they will overcome one thousand of the disbelievers, for they are a people who do not comprehend.
  1. Now Allah has lightened your burden, for He knows that there is weakness in you. So if there are a hundred steadfast among you, they will overcome two hundred. And if there be one thousand, they will overcome two thousand, by Allah’s Will. And Allah is with the steadfast.
  1. It is not fit for a prophet that he should take captives until he has thoroughly subdued the land..…..

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CHAPTER 17 AL-ISRA’ (THE NIGHT JOURNEY)

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  1. And We warned the Children of Israel in the Scripture, “You will certainly cause corruption in the land twice, and you will become extremely arrogant.

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CHAPTER 62; FRIDAY (AL JUMUAH)

  1. The example of those who were entrusted with the Torah, but then failed to uphold it, is like the donkey carrying works of literature. Miserable is the example of the people who denounce Allah’s elevations. Allah does not guide the wrongdoing people.

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