أَوَكُلَّمَا عَـٰهَدُوا۟ عَهْدًا نَّبَذَهُۥ فَرِيقٌ مِّنْهُم بَلْ أَكْثَرُهُمْ لَا يُؤْمِنُونَ

100 Whenever they made a covenant, did not a faction among them reject it? The truth is,1 most of them do not believe.2

وَلَمَّا جَآءَهُمْ رَسُولٌ مِّنْ عِندِ ٱللَّـهِ مُصَدِّقٌ لِّمَا مَعَهُمْ نَبَذَ فَرِيقٌ مِّنَ ٱلَّذِينَ أُوتُوا۟ ٱلْكِتَـٰبَ كِتَـٰبَ ٱللَّـهِ وَرَآءَ ظُهُورِهِمْ كَأَنَّهُمْ لَا يَعْلَمُونَ

101 And when there came to them a messenger from God confirming what is with them,1 a faction among those given2 the Writ3 cast the Writ4 of God5 behind their backs as if they knew not

وَٱتَّبَعُوا۟ مَا تَتْلُوا۟ ٱلشَّيَـٰطِينُ عَلَىٰ مُلْكِ سُلَيْمَـٰنَ وَمَا كَفَرَ سُلَيْمَـٰنُ وَلَـٰكِنَّ ٱلشَّيَـٰطِينَ كَفَرُوا۟ يُعَلِّمُونَ ٱلنَّاسَ ٱلسِّحْرَ وَمَآ أُنزِلَ عَلَى ٱلْمَلَكَيْنِ بِبَابِلَ هَـٰرُوتَ وَمَـٰرُوتَ وَمَا يُعَلِّمَانِ مِنْ أَحَدٍ حَتَّىٰ يَقُولَآ إِنَّمَا نَحْنُ فِتْنَةٌ فَلَا تَكْفُرْ فَيَتَعَلَّمُونَ مِنْهُمَا مَا يُفَرِّقُونَ بِهِۦ بَيْنَ ٱلْمَرْءِ وَزَوْجِهِۦ وَمَا هُم بِضَآرِّينَ بِهِۦ مِنْ أَحَدٍ إِلَّا بِإِذْنِ ٱللَّـهِ وَيَتَعَلَّمُونَ مَا يَضُرُّهُمْ وَلَا يَنفَعُهُمْ وَلَقَدْ عَلِمُوا۟ لَمَنِ ٱشْتَرَىٰهُ مَا لَهُۥ فِى ٱلْـَٔاخِرَةِ مِنْ خَلَـٰقٍ وَلَبِئْسَ مَا شَرَوْا۟ بِهِۦٓ أَنفُسَهُمْ لَوْ كَانُوا۟ يَعْلَمُونَ

102 And they followed what1 the satans2 recited during3 the reign of Solomon;4 and Solomon denied not; but the satans5 denied, teaching men sorcery,6 and what was sent down upon the two angels7 at Babylon,8 Hārūt and Mārūt. And they9 taught no one until they10 had said: “We are but a means of denial,11 so deny thou not.”12 Then from them13 they learn that by which they cause division between a man and his wife; but they harm no one thereby save by the leave of God. And they learn what harms them, and profits them not, knowing well that whoso buys it14 has in the Hereafter no share; and evil is that for which they sold their souls, had they but known.

وَلَوْ أَنَّهُمْ ءَامَنُوا۟ وَٱتَّقَوْا۟ لَمَثُوبَةٌ مِّنْ عِندِ ٱللَّـهِ خَيْرٌ لَّوْ كَانُوا۟ يَعْلَمُونَ

103 And had they believed and been in prudent fear,1 recompense from God would have been better, had they but known.2

يَـٰٓأَيُّهَا ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُوا۟ لَا تَقُولُوا۟ رَٰعِنَا وَقُولُوا۟ ٱنظُرْنَا وَٱسْمَعُوا۟ وَلِلْكَـٰفِرِينَ عَذَابٌ أَلِيمٌ

104 O you who heed warning:1 say not: “Attend2 thou to us,” but say: “Look thou upon us,” and listen;3 and for the false claimers of guidance4 is a painful punishment.

مَّا يَوَدُّ ٱلَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا۟ مِنْ أَهْلِ ٱلْكِتَـٰبِ وَلَا ٱلْمُشْرِكِينَ أَن يُنَزَّلَ عَلَيْكُم مِّنْ خَيْرٍ مِّن رَّبِّكُمْ وَٱللَّـهُ يَخْتَصُّ بِرَحْمَتِهِۦ مَن يَشَآءُ وَٱللَّـهُ ذُو ٱلْفَضْلِ ٱلْعَظِيمِ

105 Neither those who ignore warning1 among the doctors of the Law2 nor the idolaters3 wish that there be sent down upon you any good from your Lord, but God chooses for His mercy whom He wills; and God is possessor of tremendous bounty.

مَا نَنسَخْ مِنْ ءَايَةٍ أَوْ نُنسِهَا نَأْتِ بِخَيْرٍ مِّنْهَآ أَوْ مِثْلِهَآ أَلَمْ تَعْلَمْ أَنَّ ٱللَّـهَ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ شَىْءٍ قَدِيرٌ

106 What proof1 We abolish2 or cause to be forgotten, We bring one better than it or the like thereof; knowest thou not that God is over all things powerful?

أَلَمْ تَعْلَمْ أَنَّ ٱللَّـهَ لَهُۥ مُلْكُ ٱلسَّمَـٰوَٰتِ وَٱلْأَرْضِ وَمَا لَكُم مِّن دُونِ ٱللَّـهِ مِن وَلِىٍّۢ وَلَا نَصِيرٍ

107 Knowest thou not that God, to Him belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth? And you have, besides1 God, neither ally nor helper.2

أَمْ تُرِيدُونَ أَن تَسْـَٔلُوا۟ رَسُولَكُمْ كَمَا سُئِلَ مُوسَىٰ مِن قَبْلُ وَمَن يَتَبَدَّلِ ٱلْكُفْرَ بِٱلْإِيمَـٰنِ فَقَدْ ضَلَّ سَوَآءَ ٱلسَّبِيلِ

108 If1 you desire to ask your messenger as Moses was asked before:2 — and whoso exchanges faith for denial has strayed from the right path —

وَدَّ كَثِيرٌ مِّنْ أَهْلِ ٱلْكِتَـٰبِ لَوْ يَرُدُّونَكُم مِّنۢ بَعْدِ إِيمَـٰنِكُمْ كُفَّارًا حَسَدًا مِّنْ عِندِ أَنفُسِهِم مِّنۢ بَعْدِ مَا تَبَيَّنَ لَهُمُ ٱلْحَقُّ فَٱعْفُوا۟ وَٱصْفَحُوا۟ حَتَّىٰ يَأْتِىَ ٱللَّـهُ بِأَمْرِهِۦٓ إِنَّ ٱللَّـهَ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ شَىْءٍ قَدِيرٌ

109 Many among the doctors of the Law1 wish to turn you back as atheists2 after your faith out of envy from their souls after the truth3 has become clear to them.4 But pardon and forbear until God brings His command; God is over all things powerful.

وَأَقِيمُوا۟ ٱلصَّلَوٰةَ وَءَاتُوا۟ ٱلزَّكَوٰةَ وَمَا تُقَدِّمُوا۟ لِأَنفُسِكُم مِّنْ خَيْرٍ تَجِدُوهُ عِندَ ٱللَّـهِ إِنَّ ٱللَّـهَ بِمَا تَعْمَلُونَ بَصِيرٌ

110 And uphold the duty,1 and render the purity;2 and what good you send ahead for your souls, you will find it with God; God sees what you do.

وَقَالُوا۟ لَن يَدْخُلَ ٱلْجَنَّةَ إِلَّا مَن كَانَ هُودًا أَوْ نَصَـٰرَىٰ تِلْكَ أَمَانِيُّهُمْ قُلْ هَاتُوا۟ بُرْهَـٰنَكُمْ إِن كُنتُمْ صَـٰدِقِينَ

111 And they say: “None will enter the Garden save such as hold to Judaism,1 or are Christians.”2 Those are their vain desires.3 Say thou: “Bring your evidence, if you be truthful.”4

بَلَىٰ مَنْ أَسْلَمَ وَجْهَهُۥ لِلَّـهِ وَهُوَ مُحْسِنٌ فَلَهُۥٓ أَجْرُهُۥ عِندَ رَبِّهِۦ وَلَا خَوْفٌ عَلَيْهِمْ وَلَا هُمْ يَحْزَنُونَ

112 Verily,1 whoso submits his face to God2 and is a doer of good, he has his reward with his Lord; and no fear will be upon them, nor will they grieve.

وَقَالَتِ ٱلْيَهُودُ لَيْسَتِ ٱلنَّصَـٰرَىٰ عَلَىٰ شَىْءٍ وَقَالَتِ ٱلنَّصَـٰرَىٰ لَيْسَتِ ٱلْيَهُودُ عَلَىٰ شَىْءٍ وَهُمْ يَتْلُونَ ٱلْكِتَـٰبَ كَذَٰلِكَ قَالَ ٱلَّذِينَ لَا يَعْلَمُونَ مِثْلَ قَوْلِهِمْ فَٱللَّـهُ يَحْكُمُ بَيْنَهُمْ يَوْمَ ٱلْقِيَـٰمَةِ فِيمَا كَانُوا۟ فِيهِ يَخْتَلِفُونَ

113 And the Rabbinic Jews1 say: “The Christians2 have nothing to stand upon,”3 and the Christians4 say: “The Rabbinic Jews5 have nothing to stand upon,”6 when they read the Writ;7 thus say those who know not likewise.8 And God will judge between them on the Day of Resurrection concerning that wherein they differed.

وَمَنْ أَظْلَمُ مِمَّن مَّنَعَ مَسَـٰجِدَ ٱللَّـهِ أَن يُذْكَرَ فِيهَا ٱسْمُهُۥ وَسَعَىٰ فِى خَرَابِهَآ أُو۟لَـٰٓئِكَ مَا كَانَ لَهُمْ أَن يَدْخُلُوهَآ إِلَّا خَآئِفِينَ لَهُمْ فِى ٱلدُّنْيَا خِزْىٌ وَلَهُمْ فِى ٱلْـَٔاخِرَةِ عَذَابٌ عَظِيمٌ

114 And who is more unjust than he who hinders the places of worship1 of God, that His name be not mentioned therein, and strives to undermine them?2 Those: it was not for them to enter them save in fear; they have disgrace in the World, and they have in the Hereafter a great punishment.

وَلِلَّـهِ ٱلْمَشْرِقُ وَٱلْمَغْرِبُ فَأَيْنَمَا تُوَلُّوا۟ فَثَمَّ وَجْهُ ٱللَّـهِ إِنَّ ٱللَّـهَ وَٰسِعٌ عَلِيمٌ

115 And to God belong the East and the West: wheresoever you turn, there is the face of God;1 God is encompassing and knowing.

وَقَالُوا۟ ٱتَّخَذَ ٱللَّـهُ وَلَدًا سُبْحَـٰنَهُۥ بَل لَّهُۥ مَا فِى ٱلسَّمَـٰوَٰتِ وَٱلْأَرْضِ كُلٌّ لَّهُۥ قَـٰنِتُونَ

116 And they say: “God has taken a son.” Glory1 be to Him! The truth is,2 to Him3 belongs what is in the heavens and the earth; all are humbly obedient to Him.

بَدِيعُ ٱلسَّمَـٰوَٰتِ وَٱلْأَرْضِ وَإِذَا قَضَىٰٓ أَمْرًا فَإِنَّمَا يَقُولُ لَهُۥ كُن فَيَكُونُ

117 The Originator of the Heavens and the Earth: when He decrees a matter, He but says to it: “Be thou,” and it is.

وَقَالَ ٱلَّذِينَ لَا يَعْلَمُونَ لَوْلَا يُكَلِّمُنَا ٱللَّـهُ أَوْ تَأْتِينَآ ءَايَةٌ كَذَٰلِكَ قَالَ ٱلَّذِينَ مِن قَبْلِهِم مِّثْلَ قَوْلِهِمْ تَشَـٰبَهَتْ قُلُوبُهُمْ قَدْ بَيَّنَّا ٱلْـَٔايَـٰتِ لِقَوْمٍ يُوقِنُونَ

118 And those who know not say: “Oh, that God would but1 speak to us, or a proof2 but come to us!” Thus said those before them likewise;3 their hearts are similar. We have made plain4 the proofs5 for people6 who are certain.7

إِنَّآ أَرْسَلْنَـٰكَ بِٱلْحَقِّ بَشِيرًا وَنَذِيرًا وَلَا تُسْـَٔلُ عَنْ أَصْحَـٰبِ ٱلْجَحِيمِ

119 We sent thee with the truth1 as a bearer of glad tidings and a warner; and thou wilt not be questioned about2 the companions of Hell.

وَلَن تَرْضَىٰ عَنكَ ٱلْيَهُودُ وَلَا ٱلنَّصَـٰرَىٰ حَتَّىٰ تَتَّبِعَ مِلَّتَهُمْ قُلْ إِنَّ هُدَى ٱللَّـهِ هُوَ ٱلْهُدَىٰ وَلَئِنِ ٱتَّبَعْتَ أَهْوَآءَهُم بَعْدَ ٱلَّذِى جَآءَكَ مِنَ ٱلْعِلْمِ مَا لَكَ مِنَ ٱللَّـهِ مِن وَلِىٍّۢ وَلَا نَصِيرٍ

120 And never will the Rabbinic Jews1 be pleased with thee, nor will the Christians,2 until thou follow their creed;3 say thou: “The guidance of God, that is guidance”; and if thou follow their vain desires4 after the knowledge which has come to thee, thou wilt have against God neither ally nor helper.

ٱلَّذِينَ ءَاتَيْنَـٰهُمُ ٱلْكِتَـٰبَ يَتْلُونَهُۥ حَقَّ تِلَاوَتِهِۦٓ أُو۟لَـٰٓئِكَ يُؤْمِنُونَ بِهِۦ وَمَن يَكْفُرْ بِهِۦ فَأُو۟لَـٰٓئِكَ هُمُ ٱلْخَـٰسِرُونَ

121 Those to whom We1 gave the Writ2 recite it with the recital due it;3 they believe in4 it. And whoso denies it, it is they who are the losers.

يَـٰبَنِىٓ إِسْرَٰٓءِيلَ ٱذْكُرُوا۟ نِعْمَتِىَ ٱلَّتِىٓ أَنْعَمْتُ عَلَيْكُمْ وَأَنِّى فَضَّلْتُكُمْ عَلَى ٱلْعَـٰلَمِينَ

122 O children of Israel: remember My favour wherewith I favoured you, and that I preferred you over all mankind.1

وَٱتَّقُوا۟ يَوْمًا لَّا تَجْزِى نَفْسٌ عَن نَّفْسٍ شَيْـًٔا وَلَا يُقْبَلُ مِنْهَا عَدْلٌ وَلَا تَنفَعُهَا شَفَـٰعَةٌ وَلَا هُمْ يُنصَرُونَ

123 And be in prudent fear1 of a day no soul will avail a soul anything, nor will compensation be accepted from it, nor will intercession benefit it. And they will not be helped.

وَإِذِ ٱبْتَلَىٰٓ إِبْرَٰهِـۧمَ رَبُّهُۥ بِكَلِمَـٰتٍ فَأَتَمَّهُنَّ قَالَ إِنِّى جَاعِلُكَ لِلنَّاسِ إِمَامًا قَالَ وَمِن ذُرِّيَّتِى قَالَ لَا يَنَالُ عَهْدِى ٱلظَّـٰلِمِينَ

124 And when1 his Lord tried Abraham2 with words and he fulfilled them, He said: “I will make thee a leader3 for mankind.” Said he: “And of my progeny?” He said: “My covenant does not reach the wrongdoers.”4

وَإِذْ جَعَلْنَا ٱلْبَيْتَ مَثَابَةً لِّلنَّاسِ وَأَمْنًا وَٱتَّخِذُوا۟ مِن مَّقَامِ إِبْرَٰهِـۧمَ مُصَلًّى وَعَهِدْنَآ إِلَىٰٓ إِبْرَٰهِـۧمَ وَإِسْمَـٰعِيلَ أَن طَهِّرَا بَيْتِىَ لِلطَّآئِفِينَ وَٱلْعَـٰكِفِينَ وَٱلرُّكَّعِ ٱلسُّجُودِ

125 And when1 We made the house2 a meeting place for mankind, and a place of security — and make3 from the station4 of Abraham5 a place of duty6 — and We made a covenant with Abraham and Ishmael:7 “Purify8 My house9 for those who walk around,10 and those who remain,11 and the lowly12 and the submitting.”13

وَإِذْ قَالَ إِبْرَٰهِـۧمُ رَبِّ ٱجْعَلْ هَـٰذَا بَلَدًا ءَامِنًا وَٱرْزُقْ أَهْلَهُۥ مِنَ ٱلثَّمَرَٰتِ مَنْ ءَامَنَ مِنْهُم بِٱللَّـهِ وَٱلْيَوْمِ ٱلْـَٔاخِرِ قَالَ وَمَن كَفَرَ فَأُمَتِّعُهُۥ قَلِيلًا ثُمَّ أَضْطَرُّهُۥٓ إِلَىٰ عَذَابِ ٱلنَّارِ وَبِئْسَ ٱلْمَصِيرُ

126 And when1 Abraham said: “My Lord, make Thou this a secure land,2 and provide Thou its people with fruits, whoso among them believes in3 God and the Last Day,” He said: “And whoso denies, him will I let enjoy a little, then will I drive him to the punishment of the Fire; and evil is the journey’s end.”

وَإِذْ يَرْفَعُ إِبْرَٰهِـۧمُ ٱلْقَوَاعِدَ مِنَ ٱلْبَيْتِ وَإِسْمَـٰعِيلُ رَبَّنَا تَقَبَّلْ مِنَّآ إِنَّكَ أَنتَ ٱلسَّمِيعُ ٱلْعَلِيمُ

127 And when1 Abraham and Ishmael raised2 the foundations3 of the house: “Our Lord: be Thou accepting of us; Thou art the Hearing, the Knowing.

رَبَّنَا وَٱجْعَلْنَا مُسْلِمَيْنِ لَكَ وَمِن ذُرِّيَّتِنَآ أُمَّةً مُّسْلِمَةً لَّكَ وَأَرِنَا مَنَاسِكَنَا وَتُبْ عَلَيْنَآ إِنَّكَ أَنتَ ٱلتَّوَّابُ ٱلرَّحِيمُ

128 “Our Lord: make Thou us1 submitting2 to Thee, and of our progeny a community submitting3 to Thee; and show Thou us our rites,4 and turn Thou towards us; Thou art the Accepting of Repentance, the Merciful.

رَبَّنَا وَٱبْعَثْ فِيهِمْ رَسُولًا مِّنْهُمْ يَتْلُوا۟ عَلَيْهِمْ ءَايَـٰتِكَ وَيُعَلِّمُهُمُ ٱلْكِتَـٰبَ وَٱلْحِكْمَةَ وَيُزَكِّيهِمْ إِنَّكَ أَنتَ ٱلْعَزِيزُ ٱلْحَكِيمُ

129 “Our Lord: raise Thou up1 among them a messenger from among them who will recite to them Thy proofs,2 and teach them the Writ3 and wisdom,4 and increase them in purity;5 Thou art the Exalted in Might, the Wise.”6

وَمَن يَرْغَبُ عَن مِّلَّةِ إِبْرَٰهِـۧمَ إِلَّا مَن سَفِهَ نَفْسَهُۥ وَلَقَدِ ٱصْطَفَيْنَـٰهُ فِى ٱلدُّنْيَا وَإِنَّهُۥ فِى ٱلْـَٔاخِرَةِ لَمِنَ ٱلصَّـٰلِحِينَ

130 And who is averse to the creed of Abraham1 save he who befools himself? And We chose him in the World; and in the Hereafter he is among the righteous.

إِذْ قَالَ لَهُۥ رَبُّهُۥٓ أَسْلِمْ قَالَ أَسْلَمْتُ لِرَبِّ ٱلْعَـٰلَمِينَ

131 When his Lord said to him: “Submit thou,” he said: “I have submitted to the Lord of All Creation.”1

وَوَصَّىٰ بِهَآ إِبْرَٰهِـۧمُ بَنِيهِ وَيَعْقُوبُ يَـٰبَنِىَّ إِنَّ ٱللَّـهَ ٱصْطَفَىٰ لَكُمُ ٱلدِّينَ فَلَا تَمُوتُنَّ إِلَّا وَأَنتُم مُّسْلِمُونَ

132 The same1 did Abraham enjoin upon his sons, as did2 Jacob: “O my sons: God has chosen the doctrine3 for you; so die not save when you are submitting.”4

أَمْ كُنتُمْ شُهَدَآءَ إِذْ حَضَرَ يَعْقُوبَ ٱلْمَوْتُ إِذْ قَالَ لِبَنِيهِ مَا تَعْبُدُونَ مِنۢ بَعْدِى قَالُوا۟ نَعْبُدُ إِلَـٰهَكَ وَإِلَـٰهَ ءَابَآئِكَ إِبْرَٰهِـۧمَ وَإِسْمَـٰعِيلَ وَإِسْحَـٰقَ إِلَـٰهًا وَٰحِدًا وَنَحْنُ لَهُۥ مُسْلِمُونَ

133 If1 you were witnesses when death was present with Jacob: — when he said to his sons: “What will you serve after me?”2 — they said:3 “We will serve thy God, and God of thy fathers Abraham and Ishmael and Isaac,4 One God, and to Him are we submitting.”5

تِلْكَ أُمَّةٌ قَدْ خَلَتْ لَهَا مَا كَسَبَتْ وَلَكُم مَّا كَسَبْتُمْ وَلَا تُسْـَٔلُونَ عَمَّا كَانُوا۟ يَعْمَلُونَ

134 That is a community which has passed away; it has what it earned, and you have what you earned; and you will not be questioned about what they did.

وَقَالُوا۟ كُونُوا۟ هُودًا أَوْ نَصَـٰرَىٰ تَهْتَدُوا۟ قُلْ بَلْ مِلَّةَ إِبْرَٰهِـۧمَ حَنِيفًا وَمَا كَانَ مِنَ ٱلْمُشْرِكِينَ

135 And they say: “Be such as hold to Judaism,1 or Christians2 — you will be guided.” Say thou: “Nay,3 the creed of Abraham, inclining to truth;4 and he was not of the idolaters.”5

قُولُوٓا۟ ءَامَنَّا بِٱللَّـهِ وَمَآ أُنزِلَ إِلَيْنَا وَمَآ أُنزِلَ إِلَىٰٓ إِبْرَٰهِـۧمَ وَإِسْمَـٰعِيلَ وَإِسْحَـٰقَ وَيَعْقُوبَ وَٱلْأَسْبَاطِ وَمَآ أُوتِىَ مُوسَىٰ وَعِيسَىٰ وَمَآ أُوتِىَ ٱلنَّبِيُّونَ مِن رَّبِّهِمْ لَا نُفَرِّقُ بَيْنَ أَحَدٍ مِّنْهُمْ وَنَحْنُ لَهُۥ مُسْلِمُونَ

136 Say: “We believe in1 God, and what has been sent down to us, and what was sent down to Abraham and Ishmael and Isaac, and Jacob and the Grandsons,2 and what was given to Moses and Jesus,3 and what was given to the prophets from their Lord; We make no division between any of them, and to Him are we submitting.”4

فَإِنْ ءَامَنُوا۟ بِمِثْلِ مَآ ءَامَنتُم بِهِۦ فَقَدِ ٱهْتَدَوا۟ وَّإِن تَوَلَّوْا۟ فَإِنَّمَا هُمْ فِى شِقَاقٍ فَسَيَكْفِيكَهُمُ ٱللَّـهُ وَهُوَ ٱلسَّمِيعُ ٱلْعَلِيمُ

137 Then if they believe in1 the like of that in which you believe, they have been guided; but if they turn away, they are only in schism. And God will suffice thee2 against them; and He is the Hearing, the Knowing.

صِبْغَةَ ٱللَّـهِ وَمَنْ أَحْسَنُ مِنَ ٱللَّـهِ صِبْغَةً وَنَحْنُ لَهُۥ عَـٰبِدُونَ

138 “The immersion1 of God––”2 And who is better than God to immerse? And Him are we serving.

قُلْ أَتُحَآجُّونَنَا فِى ٱللَّـهِ وَهُوَ رَبُّنَا وَرَبُّكُمْ وَلَنَآ أَعْمَـٰلُنَا وَلَكُمْ أَعْمَـٰلُكُمْ وَنَحْنُ لَهُۥ مُخْلِصُونَ

139 Say thou: “Dispute you with us concerning God when He is our Lord and your Lord? And we have our works, and you have your works; and to Him are we sincere.”

أَمْ تَقُولُونَ إِنَّ إِبْرَٰهِـۧمَ وَإِسْمَـٰعِيلَ وَإِسْحَـٰقَ وَيَعْقُوبَ وَٱلْأَسْبَاطَ كَانُوا۟ هُودًا أَوْ نَصَـٰرَىٰ قُلْ ءَأَنتُمْ أَعْلَمُ أَمِ ٱللَّـهُ وَمَنْ أَظْلَمُ مِمَّن كَتَمَ شَهَـٰدَةً عِندَهُۥ مِنَ ٱللَّـهِ وَمَا ٱللَّـهُ بِغَـٰفِلٍ عَمَّا تَعْمَلُونَ

140 “If1 you say that Abraham and Ishmael and Isaac, and Jacob and the Grandsons2 were such as hold to Judaism3 or Christians,”4 say thou: “Know you better, or does God?” And who is more unjust than he who conceals a witness he has from God?5 And God is not unmindful of what you do.

تِلْكَ أُمَّةٌ قَدْ خَلَتْ لَهَا مَا كَسَبَتْ وَلَكُم مَّا كَسَبْتُمْ وَلَا تُسْـَٔلُونَ عَمَّا كَانُوا۟ يَعْمَلُونَ

141 That is a community which has passed away. It has what it earned, and you have what you earned; and you will not be questioned about what they did.

سَيَقُولُ ٱلسُّفَهَآءُ مِنَ ٱلنَّاسِ مَا وَلَّىٰهُمْ عَن قِبْلَتِهِمُ ٱلَّتِى كَانُوا۟ عَلَيْهَا قُل لِّلَّـهِ ٱلْمَشْرِقُ وَٱلْمَغْرِبُ يَهْدِى مَن يَشَآءُ إِلَىٰ صِرَٰطٍ مُّسْتَقِيمٍ

142 The foolish among mankind will say: “What has turned them from their course1 which they were on?” Say thou: “To God belong the East and the West.2 He guides whom He wills to a straight path.”3

وَكَذَٰلِكَ جَعَلْنَـٰكُمْ أُمَّةً وَسَطًا لِّتَكُونُوا۟ شُهَدَآءَ عَلَى ٱلنَّاسِ وَيَكُونَ ٱلرَّسُولُ عَلَيْكُمْ شَهِيدًا وَمَا جَعَلْنَا ٱلْقِبْلَةَ ٱلَّتِى كُنتَ عَلَيْهَآ إِلَّا لِنَعْلَمَ مَن يَتَّبِعُ ٱلرَّسُولَ مِمَّن يَنقَلِبُ عَلَىٰ عَقِبَيْهِ وَإِن كَانَتْ لَكَبِيرَةً إِلَّا عَلَى ٱلَّذِينَ هَدَى ٱللَّـهُ وَمَا كَانَ ٱللَّـهُ لِيُضِيعَ إِيمَـٰنَكُمْ إِنَّ ٱللَّـهَ بِٱلنَّاسِ لَرَءُوفٌ رَّحِيمٌ

143 And thus1 We made you an intermediary community that you might be witnesses to mankind, and that the Messenger might be a witness to you.2 And We made not the course3 which thou wast on4 save that We might know him who follows the Messenger from him who turns on his heels.5 And it is hard save for those whom God has guided. And God would not cause your faith to be lost; God is towards men kind and merciful.

قَدْ نَرَىٰ تَقَلُّبَ وَجْهِكَ فِى ٱلسَّمَآءِ فَلَنُوَلِّيَنَّكَ قِبْلَةً تَرْضَىٰهَا فَوَلِّ وَجْهَكَ شَطْرَ ٱلْمَسْجِدِ ٱلْحَرَامِ وَحَيْثُ مَا كُنتُمْ فَوَلُّوا۟ وُجُوهَكُمْ شَطْرَهُۥ وَإِنَّ ٱلَّذِينَ أُوتُوا۟ ٱلْكِتَـٰبَ لَيَعْلَمُونَ أَنَّهُ ٱلْحَقُّ مِن رَّبِّهِمْ وَمَا ٱللَّـهُ بِغَـٰفِلٍ عَمَّا يَعْمَلُونَ

144 We have seen the turning of thy face towards1 the sky, and We will turn thee towards a course2 that will satisfy thee. So direct thou thy face3 towards4 the inviolable place of worship.5 And wheresoever you be, direct your faces towards it; and those given6 the Writ7 know that it8 is the truth9 from their Lord, and God is not unmindful of what they do.

وَلَئِنْ أَتَيْتَ ٱلَّذِينَ أُوتُوا۟ ٱلْكِتَـٰبَ بِكُلِّ ءَايَةٍ مَّا تَبِعُوا۟ قِبْلَتَكَ وَمَآ أَنتَ بِتَابِعٍ قِبْلَتَهُمْ وَمَا بَعْضُهُم بِتَابِعٍ قِبْلَةَ بَعْضٍ وَلَئِنِ ٱتَّبَعْتَ أَهْوَآءَهُم مِّنۢ بَعْدِ مَا جَآءَكَ مِنَ ٱلْعِلْمِ إِنَّكَ إِذًا لَّمِنَ ٱلظَّـٰلِمِينَ

145 And if thou bring those given1 the Writ2 every proof3 they will not follow thy course;4 neither wilt thou follow their course; nor will they follow each other’s course. And if thou follow their vain desires5 after what has come to thee of knowledge, thou wilt then be of the wrongdoers.6

ٱلَّذِينَ ءَاتَيْنَـٰهُمُ ٱلْكِتَـٰبَ يَعْرِفُونَهُۥ كَمَا يَعْرِفُونَ أَبْنَآءَهُمْ وَإِنَّ فَرِيقًا مِّنْهُمْ لَيَكْتُمُونَ ٱلْحَقَّ وَهُمْ يَعْلَمُونَ

146 Those to whom We1 gave the Writ2 recognise it3 as they recognise their sons,4 but a faction among them conceals the truth5 when they know.6

ٱلْحَقُّ مِن رَّبِّكَ فَلَا تَكُونَنَّ مِنَ ٱلْمُمْتَرِينَ

147 The truth1 is from thy Lord, so be thou not of those who doubt.

وَلِكُلٍّۢ وِجْهَةٌ هُوَ مُوَلِّيهَا فَٱسْتَبِقُوا۟ ٱلْخَيْرَٰتِ أَيْنَ مَا تَكُونُوا۟ يَأْتِ بِكُمُ ٱللَّـهُ جَمِيعًا إِنَّ ٱللَّـهَ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ شَىْءٍ قَدِيرٌ

148 And for each is a direction towards which he turns. So vie with one another in good deeds. Wherever you be, God will bring you all together; God is over all things powerful.

وَمِنْ حَيْثُ خَرَجْتَ فَوَلِّ وَجْهَكَ شَطْرَ ٱلْمَسْجِدِ ٱلْحَرَامِ وَإِنَّهُۥ لَلْحَقُّ مِن رَّبِّكَ وَمَا ٱللَّـهُ بِغَـٰفِلٍ عَمَّا تَعْمَلُونَ

149 And from wheresoever1 thou goest out, direct thou thy face2 towards the inviolable place of worship;3 and it4 is the truth5 from thy Lord, and God is not unmindful of what you do.

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