Jonah, Peace Be On Him!
In the Name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful
ELIF. LAM. RA.1 These are the signs of the wise Book!
A matter of wonderment is it to the men of Mecca, that to a person among themselves We revealed, Bear warnings to the people: and, to those who believe, bear the good tidings that they shall have with their Lord the precedence merited by their sincerity. The unbelievers say, Verily this is a manifest sorcerer.
Verily your Lord is God who hath made the Heavens and the Earth in six daysthen mounted his throne to rule all things: None can intercede with him till after his permission: This is God your Lord: therefore serve him: Will ye not reflect?
Unto Him shall ye return, all together: the promise of God is sure: He produceth a creature, then causeth it to return againthat he may reward those who believe and do the things that are right, with equity: but as for the infidels!for them the draught that boileth and an afflictive torment because they have not believed.
It is He who hath appointed the sun for brightness, and the moon for a light, and hath ordained her stations that ye may learn the number of years and the reckoning of time. God hath not created all this but for the truth.2 He maketh his signs clear to those who understand.
Verily, in the alternations of night and of day, and in all that God hath created in the Heavens and in the Earth are signs to those who fear Him.
Verily, they who hope not to meet Us, and find their satisfaction in this worlds life, and rest on it, and who of our signs are heedless;
These! their abode the fire, in recompense of their deeds!
But they who believe and do the things that are right, shall their Lord direct aright because of their faith. Rivers shall flow at their feet in gardens of delight:
And the close of their cry, Praise be to God, Lord, of all creatures!
Should God hasten evil on men as they fain would hasten their good, then were their end decreed! So leave we those who hope not to meet Us, bewildered in their error.
When trouble toucheth a man, he crieth to us, on his side, or sitting, or standing; and when we withdraw his trouble from him, he passeth on as though he had not called on us against the trouble which touched him! Thus are the deeds of transgressors pre-arranged for them.
And of old destroyed we generations before you, when they had acted wickedly, and their Apostles had come to them with clear tokens of their mission, and they would not believe: thus reward we the wicked.
Then we caused you to succeed them on the earth, that we might see how ye would act.
But when our clear signs are recited to them, they who look not forward to meet Us, say, Bring a different Koran from this, or make some change in it. SAY: It is not for me to change it as mine own soul prompteth. I follow only what is revealed to me: verily, I fear, if I rebel against my Lord, the punishment of a great day.
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