The Family of Imran
In the Name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful
ELIF. LAM. MIM.2 God! there is no god but He, the Living, the Merciful!
In truth hath He sent down to thee the Book, which confirmeth those which precede it: For He had sent down the Law, and the Evangel aforetime, as mans Guidance; and now hath He sent down the Illumination.3 (Furkan.)
Verily for those who believe not in the signs of God, is a severe chastisement! And God is Mighty, the Avenger!
God! nought that is in Earth or that is in Heaven, is hidden unto Him. He it is who formeth you in your mothers wombs. There is no god but He; the Mighty, the Wise!
He it is who hath sent down to thee the Book. Some of its signs are of themselves perspicuous;these are the basis4 of the Bookand others are figurative. But they whose hearts are given to err, follow its figures, craving discord, craving an interpretation; yet none knoweth its interpretation but God. And the stable in knowledge say, We believe in it: it is all from our Lord. But none will bear this in mind, save men endued with understanding.
O our Lord! suffer not our hearts to go astray after that thou hast once guided us, and give us mercy from before thee; for verily thou art He who giveth.
O our Lord! For the day of whose coming there is not a doubt, thou wilt surely gather mankind together. Verily, God will not fail the promise.
After the wont of the people of Pharaoh, and of those who went before them, they treated our signs as falsehoods. Therefore God laid hold of them in their sins; and God is severe in punishing!
Ye have already had a sign5 in the meeting of the two hosts. The one host fought in the cause of God, and the other was infidel. To their own eyesight, the infidels saw you twice as many as themselves: And God aided with his succour whom He would: And in this truly was a lesson for men endued with discernment.
Fair-seeming to men is the love of pleasures from women and children, and the treasured treasures of gold and silver, and horses of mark, and flocks, and cornfields! Such the enjoyment of this worlds life. But God! goodly the home with Him.
SAY: Shall I tell you of better things than these, prepared for those who fear God, in His presence? Theirs shall be gardens, beneath whose pavilions the rivers flow, and in which shall they abide for aye: and wives of stainless purity, and acceptance with God: for God regardeth his servants
Who say, O our Lord! we have indeed believed; pardon us our sins, and keep us from the torment of the fire;
The patient, and the truthful, the lowly, and the charitable, and they who seek pardon at each daybreak.
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