Ask the Children of Israel how many clear Signs (proofs, miracles) We gave them. And whoever changes (alters) Allah’s Blessing after it has come to him, then surely Allah is Severe in punishment.
Beautified is the life of this world for those who disbelieve, and they mock at some of those who believe (due to their poverty). But those who have takwâ (piety) will be above them on the Day of Resurrection. And Allah gives means of subsistence to whom He wills without measure.
Mankind were once one nation (community). And Allah sent (brought to life) the Prophets as bearers of glad tidings and as warners. And with them He sent down the Book with truth to judge between the men in matters wherein they differed. And only those to whom (the Book) was given differed about it after the clear signs had come to them, revolting among themselves (through hatred, one to another). Then Allah by His Leave guided (delivered to Hidayet) those who believed (became âmenû) to the truth (Hidayet) of that wherein they differed to explain onto others. And Allah guides whom He wills to the Path (directed towards Allah).
Or did you think that you would enter Paradise unless the state of those who have passed away before you has not come upon you? Distress and affliction befell them and they were shaken violently, so that the Messenger and those who believed (became âmenû) with him almost said: “When (will come) the Help of Allah”? Certainly, the Help of Allah is near, is it not?
They ask you what they should spend (in the Way of Allah)? Say: “Whatever you spend of good (in the Way of Allah) must be for the parents and the near of kin and the orphans and the needy and the stranded, and whatever you do of good, truly, Allah knows it well”.