Al-Ma'idah, Surah The Table Spread with Food (Qur'an: Surat-5-Al-Ma'idah)
The Noble Qur'an
5/Al-Ma'idah-1: Yea ayyuheallazeena eamanoo avfoo bil ukood(ukoodi) uhıllat lakum baheematul an’eami illea mea yutlea aalaykum gaayraa muhillees saaydi va antum hurum(hurumun) innaalleaha yaahkumu mea yureed(yureedu)., 5/Al-Ma'idah-2: Yea ayyuheallazeena eamanoo lea tuhılloo shaeairaalleahi va leash shahraal haareama va leal hadya va leal kaaleaida va lea eammeenal baytal haareama yabtagoona faadlaan min raabbihim va rıdveanea(rıdveanan) va izea haalaltum faasteadoo va lea yacrimannakum shanaeanu kaavmin an saaddookum aanil mascidil haareami an taa’tadoo, va taeavanoo aaleal birri vat taakvaa va lea taeavanoo aaleal ismi val udveani vattakulleah(vattakulleaha) innaalleaha shadeedul ıkeab(ıkeabi)., 5/Al-Ma'idah-3: Hurrimat aalaykumul maytatu vad damu va laahmul hınzeeri va mea uhılla li gaayrilleahi bihee val munhaanikaatu val mavkoozatu val mutaraddiyatu van naateehaatu va mea akalas sabuu illea mea zakkaytum va mea zubihaa aalean nusubi va an tastaaksimoo bil azleam(azleami), zealikum fisk(fiskun), al yavma yaisallazeena kafaroo min deenikum fa lea taahshavhum vaahshavni, al yavma akmaltu lakum deenakum va atmamtu aalaykum ni’matee va raadeetu lakumul isleama deenea(deenan) fa manidturraa fee maahmaasaatin gaayraa mutaceanifin li ismin fa innaalleaha gaafoorun raaheem(raaheemun).
Al-Ma'idah, Surah The Table Spread with Food (Qur'an: Surat-5-Al-Ma'idah)
Bismillaah ir rahmaan ir raheem
O you who believe (who wish to reach Allah and submit to Him)! Fulfill the contracts (you have). Lawful to you all the cattle quadrupeds except that which is announced to you although it is not considered as lawful to hunt while you are putting on the pilgrim’s garb; surely Allah orders what He wills.
O you who believe (who become âmenû, who wish to reach Allah and submit to Him)! Do not behave disrespectful to the decrees of Canon Law established by Allah nor to the Sacred Month, nor the animals brought (sent to Ka’ba as gifts) for sacrifice nor the sacrificial camels with garlands, nor to the security of those coming to the Sacred House seeking the Virtue from their Lord and His pleasure; but when you get out of the Ihrâm, you may hunt; and let not hatred of a people-because they hindered you from the Sacred Mosque-incite you to exceed the limits; and help one another in Birr and piety (takwâ), and do not help one another in sin and enmity and have piety towards Allah; surely Allah is Severe in punishment.
Forbidden to you (for food) is that which dies of itself, and blood, and flesh of swine, and that on which any other name than that of Allah has been invoked, and that which has been killed by strangling, or by a violent blow, or by a headlong fall, or by the goring of horns-and that which has been eaten by a wild animal-unless you are able to slaughter it (before its death) –and that which is slaughtered for idols and that you settle matters with fortune-arrows; (all) that is a Fisk. This day, those who disbelieved have given up all hope of your religion as they could not turn you back of it, so do not fear them, and fear Me. This day, I have perfected for you your religion and completed My Blessing on you. And have approved for you Islam as religion. But whoever is compelled (to eat) by severe hunger, not inclining willfully to sin, then surely Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.
They ask you what is lawful for them. Say: “Good and clean things are made lawful for you, and what you have taught the beasts and birds of prey, training them to hunt by teaching them of what Allah has taught you-so eat of that which they catch for you and mention Allah’s Name over it, and have piety towards Allah; surely Allah is Swift in reckoning.
This day the good and clean things are made lawful for you. And the food of those who have been given the Book is lawful for you and your food is lawful for them. And the chaste from among the believing free women and the chaste from among those who have been given the Book before you are lawful for you when you have given them their marriage portion, taking them in marriage, not fornicating nor taking secret lovers. And whoever denies the Faith, his work indeed is vain, and in the Hereafter he shall be one of the losers.
O you who believe (who are âmenû, who wish to reach Allah and submit to Him in this lifetime)! When you rise up for the Prayer, wash your faces and your forearms to the elbows and wipe over your heads and your feet up to the ankles. And if you are under an obligation to perform a total ablution (if you are canonically unclean from sexual act) then wash your whole body. And if you are ill or on a journey or one of you come from the privy or you have touched women, and you cannot find water, then go to clean earth and rub your faces and your hands with some of it. Allah does not want to put on you any difficulty, but He wants to purify you and to complete His Blessing upon you. Hoped that you may be grateful.
And remember the Blessing of Allah upon you and His Covenant with which He bound you firmly, when you said: “We have heard and obeyed”. And have piety (Takwâ) towards Allah, surely Allah is All-Knowing of what is in the breasts (bosom).
O you who believe (who wish to reach Allah and submit to Him)! Be upright (maintain the truth) for Allah. Be the bearers of witness with justice. And let not resentment towards people incite you not to act justly. Act equitably, that is nearer to Piety (Takwâ), and have piety towards Allah. Surely Allah is Well-Acquainted with what you do.
Allah has promised those who believe (who wish to reach Allah and submit to Him) and do improving deeds (cleansing and purifying the souls’ hearts) that they shall have forgiveness and a Mighty Reward (Ecrun Azîm).
And those who disbelieve and deny our Verses, they are the companions of the Flame (Hell-fire).
O you who believe (who wish to reach Allah before death and submit to Him)! Remember Allah’s Blessing upon you; when a people had determined to stretch forth their hands towards you, but (Allah) held back their hands from you. And have piety (Takwa) towards Allah (submit your spirit, physical body, soul and free will to Allah) and in Allah let the believers put their trust.
Indeed Allah took the covenant from the Children of Israel. And We raised up from among them twelve leaders. And Allah said: “I am with you if you keep up the prayer, and give alms (Zakât), and believe in My Messengers and assist them, and lend to Allah a goodly loan, I will most certainly cover your sins and I will most certainly cause you to enter into Heavens under which the rivers flow”. But whoever disbelieves from among you after this has gone astray from the designed Way (that leads to Allah).
So because of their breaking their covenant We cursed them and their hearts (completely dark). They altered the words from their places. And forgot their portion of what they were reminded of. And you experience deceit among them, except a few of them. So pardon and tolerate them. Surely Allah loves the Muhsin ones.
And from those who say: surely, we are Christians, We took their covenant, but they forgot their portion of what they were reminded of. Therefore We excited among them enmity, grudge and hatred till the Day of Resurrection. Allah will inform them of what they used to do.
O People of the Book! Indeed our Messenger has come to you making clear to you much of what you concealed of the Book and much of what you gave up. Indeed there has come to you from Allah a Glory and a clear Book.
Allah guides with him (with His Messenger) all who seek His Pleasure to the Ways of Surrender. And brings them out of utter darkness into the light (from torment to glory) with His Permission and guides them to Sırât-ı Mustakîm (the Path directed towards Allah).
They indeed became a disbeliever who says: “Allah is the Messiah, son of Mary”. Who then has the least power against Allah if He were to destroy the Messiah, son of Mary, his mother and all those who are on the earth together? And Allah’s is the Sovereignty of the heavens and the earth and what is between them. He creates what He wills. And Allah is Omnipotent.
And the Jews and the Christians said: “We are the sons of Allah and His beloved ones”. Say: “Why does He then torment you for your sins”? Nay, you are human beings from among those whom He has created; He forgives whom He wills and torments whom He wills. And Allah’s is the Sovereignty of the heavens and the earth and what is between them. And to Him is the arrival (place to reach is His presence).
O People of the Book! Indeed Our Messenger has come to you explaining the truth to you after a cessation of the Messengers (Prophets). Lest you say: “There did not come to us a giver of good news and a Warner”. Yet indeed there has come to you a giver of good news and a Warner. And Allah is Omnipotent.
And Moses said to his people: O my people! Remember the Blessing of Allah upon you, His raising Prophets among you and making you kings and giving you what He had not given to any other among the worlds.
O my people! Go into the holy land which Allah has ordained for you and do not turn on your backs (run away from enemy). Then you would turn into the state of the losers.
They said: “O Moses! Surely there is a tyrannical nation in there. Never shall we enter it until they go out from it. If they go out from it, then surely we will enter”.
Two men of those who feared, upon both of them Allah had bestowed a Blessing, said: “Enter upon them by the gate, for when you have entered it you shall be victorious. And put your trust in Allah if you are believers indeed”.
(They) said: “O Moses! We shall never ever enter it so long as they are in it. Go therefore you and your Lord, then fight you both; surely we will sit down here”.
(Moses) He said: “My Lord! Indeed I do not possess except myself and my brother; therefore make a separation between us and the nation of transgressors (Fâsiqûn=those who are not in the Way of Allah or have gone out of it)”.
Allah said: “So it shall surely be forbidden to them for forty years. They shall wander about in the land. Therefore do not grieve for the nation of Fâsiqûn (transgressors)”.
And read to them the story of the two sons of Adam with truth, when they both offered a sacrifice, but (the sacrifice) was accepted from one of them and not accepted from the other. (The one whose sacrifice was not accepted) said: “I will most certainly kill you”. He said: “Allah only accepts from those who have piety (takwâ)”.
If you do stretch forth your hand against me to kill me, I am not one to stretch forth my hand against you to kill you. Surely I fear Allah, Lord of the worlds.
Indeed I want you to obtain my sin and your sin, so you would be of the inmates of the Fire. And this is the punishment of the wrongdoers.
Thereupon his soul encouraged (made him perceive murder to be easy and fun) him the murder of his brother. He murdered him and became one of the losers.
Then Allah sent a crow scratching up the ground so that he might show him how he should cover the dead body of his brother. He said: “Woe to me! Am I not even able to be as this crow and burry the dead body of my brother”? And so he became of those who regretted.
For this reason did we write to the Children of Israel (In Torah) that whoever kills a human being for other than manslaughter or for mischief in the earth, it is as though he had killed all mankind. And whoever saves the life of one, it shall be as if he had saved the life of all mankind. And certainly Our Messengers came to them with the clear proofs. But even after that many of them certainly spent extravagantly in the earth.
The recompense of those who wage war against Allah and His Messenger and strive to make mischief in the earth is to be murdered or hanged, or their hands and their feet to be cut off on opposite sides or to be exiled from where they are. This is their disgrace in this world. And for them there is in the Hereafter a great torment.
Except for those who repent before you (win against them and) apprehend them. So know that Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.
O you who believe (who wish to reach Allah and to submit to Him)! Have piety towards Allah and seek the Means that will make you reach Him. And strive hard in His Way that you may have salvation.
Indeed, those who disbelieve - if they should have all that is in the earth and the like of it with it by which to ransom themselves from the punishment of the Day of Resurrection, it will not be accepted from them. And for them there shall be a painful torment.
They will wish to get out of the Fire, and they will not go forth from it. And for them there will be a lasting torment.
And the thief, the male and female, cut off their hands as a recompense for what they have done, as a punishment from Allah. And Allah is All-Powerful, All-Wise (the Owner of Judgment and Wisdom).
But whoever repents after his wrongdoing and amends, then surely Allah will accept his repentance. Verily, Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.
Do you not know that to Allah Alone belongs the Sovereignty of the heavens and the earth? He torments whom He wills and He forgives whom He wills. And Allah has Power over all things.
O Messenger! Let not those who vie with one another in the race to disbelief grieve you, of such who say: “We believe with their mouths and their hearts do not believe”. And some of those Jews who listen to you, are the listeners to lie to another people who have not come to you. They alter the words from their places, saying: “If you are given this, take it, and if you are not given this, then beware”! And as for him whom Allah wills that he should remain into Al-Fitnah (temptation, discord) you cannot stop for him anything from Allah. Those are they for whom Allah does not want that He should purify their hearts. For them there is a disgrace in this world, and in the Hereafter a great torment.
Those who listen just to lie, devourers of what is forbidden; if they come to you (by not being pleased with the decree of the Torah) judge between them or turn away from them. And if you turn away from them, they shall not harm you in any way. And if you judge, judge between them with equity. Surely Allah loves those who judge equitably.
And how do they make you a judge while there is Torah with them, in which is Allah’s Judgment? Yet they turn back from that (your judgment). And they are not believers.
Verily, We did send down the Torah in which is Guidance and Light. With it the prophets who submitted themselves (to Allah) judge those who are Jews. And those Rabbâniyyûn (who have dedicated themselves to their Lord), and the Ahbâr (Jewish scholars, rabbis) judged with what they are charged to guard from Allah’s Book, and they became witnesses upon it. Therefore do not fear the mankind and fear Me, and do not sell My Verses for a small price. And whoever does not judge by what Allah has sent down, such are the disbelievers.
And We prescribed to them in it that (Torah) life for a life, and eye for an eye, and nose for a nose, and ear for an ear and tooth for a tooth, and reprisal in wounds. But he who forgives it (remits the retaliation); it shall be expiation for him (for his sins). And whoever does not judge by what Allah has sent down, such are the wrongdoers.
And We sent after them in their footsteps Jesus, son of Mary, confirming what was before him of the Torah. And We gave him the Gospel in which is Guidance and Light, and confirming what was before it of the Torah and a guidance and an admonishment for those who have piety (takwâ).
And let the People of the Gospel judge by what Allah has sent down in it. And whoever does not judge by what Allah has sent down such are the Fâsiqûn.
And We have sent down to you the Book with the truth, confirming what is before it of the Book and a protector over it. Therefore judge between them by what Allah has sent down, and do not follow their vain desires diverging away from that which has come to you from the Truth (Hakk). For every one of you (you all) did We appoint a (single) Shariah (Divine Law) and a clear way. If Allah had willed, He would have made you one nation. But this is to test you in what He has given you. So vie with one another in good deeds. To Allah is your return all together. And He will then inform you of that in which you differed.
And judge between them by what Allah has sent down; do not follow their vain desires. And be cautious of them, lest they cause you to fall into Fitnah from part of what Allah has sent down to you. But if they turn back (from the Truth), then know that Allah only intends to afflict them with some of their sins. And most surely many of the mankind are the Fâsiqûn.
Then is it the judgment of the time of ignorance they desire? And who is better than Allah to judge for a people who are the owners of certainty (yaqîn).
O you who believe (who wish to reach Allah before death)! Do not take the Jews and the Christians for friends. They are the friends of each other. And whoever amongst you turns to them (takes them for a friend), then surely he is one of them. Surely Allah does not guide the wrongdoing people.
And you see those in whose hearts there is a disease, hastening towards them, saying: “We are afraid a misfortune may strike us”. But it may be that Allah will bring a conquest or a commandment from His Presence, so that they shall be regretting for what they have been keeping as a secret in them.
And those who believe (who wish to reach Allah before death and submit to Allah) say: “Are these they who swore by Allah with the most binding of their oaths that they were most surely with you”? Their deeds have been wasted and they have become the losers.
O you who believe (who wish to reach Allah)! Whoever from among you turns back from his Religion, then Allah will bring a people whom He loves and who love Him, humble towards the believers, stern (mighty) against the disbelievers. They strive hard in Allah’s Way and never fear the blame of the blamers. This is Allah’s Virtue. He gives it to whom He wills, and Allah is All-Giving, All-Knowing.
Your Friend (Walî) is none but Allah and His Messenger and those who have believed, those who keep up the Prayer and pay the alms (Zakât), and they bow down.
And those who turn towards Allah and His Messenger and those who believe are surely the Party of Allah and they shall be triumphant.
O you who believe (who wish to reach Allah)! Do not take for friends those who take your religion for a mockery and a joke, from among those who were given the Book before you and the disbelievers. And have piety towards Allah if you are believers.
And when you called to prayer, they made it a mockery and a joke. This is because they are a people who do not exercise their minds.
Say: “O people of the Book! Do you resent us for no other reason than that we believe in Allah and in what has been sent to us and what was sent down before? And that most of you are Fâsiqûn”.
Say: “Shall I inform you of what is worse than this and certain in retribution in the Presence of Allah? They are whom Allah has cursed and brought His Wrath upon, and of whom He made apes and swine and servants to Tâgût. These are worse in place and far more astray from the designed Way”.
And when they came to you, they said: “We believed”. Indeed they come in with disbelief and indeed they go forth with it. And Allah knows best what they conceal.
And you see many of them racing with each other in sin and enmity, and their devouring of what is unlawfully acquired. Certainly evil is that which they do.
Should the learned men and the Rabbis not prohibit them from their speaking of what is sinful and their eating of what is unlawfully acquired? Certainly evil is that which they have been doing.
And the Jews said: “The Hand of Allah is tied up (He is niggard)”. Their hands have been tied up and they have been cursed for what they said. Nay, both His Hands are widely outstretched. He spends as He wills. And what has been sent down to you (divine orders) from your Lord will certainly make many of them increase in inordinacy and disbelief. And We have put enmity and hatred among them till the Day of Resurrection. Whenever they kindle a fire for war, Allah puts it out. And they strive to make mischief on the earth. And Allah does not love the mischief-makers (causing corruption).
And if only the People of the Book had believed (had wished to reach Allah before death) and had become the pious (the owners of Takwa), We would certainly have covered their sins and We would certainly have made them enter Naîm Heaven.
And if the People of the Book had kept up (fulfilled) the Torah and the Gospel and that which has been sent down to them from their Lord they would certainly have eaten (many Blessings) from above them and from beneath their feet. There is a party of them who are Muktesid (keeping to the moderate course) (who have attained to the rank of sainthood, friendship of Allah, but not to the continuous “zikîr” - repetition of the Name of Allah). And (but) evil is that which most of them do.
O Messenger! Proclaim what has been sent down to you from your Lord. And if you do not do it, then you have not conveyed His Message (what He sent onto you). And Allah will protect you from the people. Surely Allah does not guide the disbelieving people.
Say: “O People of the Book! You are not upon anything (any religion) till you keep up the Torah and the Gospel and what has been sent to you from your Lord”. And surely that which has been sent down to you from your Lord shall make many of them increase in inordinacy and disbelief. Do not grieve therefore for the disbelieving people.
Surely those who believe (who wish to reach Allah) and amongst those Jews and Sâbiûn (Sabians) and Christians, whoever believes in Allah and the Last Day and do improving deeds (that cleans the souls’ hearts), then there is no fear on them, nor do they grieve.
Verily We took the Covenant of the Children of Israel and sent Messengers to them. Whenever a Messenger came to them with that which their souls did not desire, some did they call liars and some they killed.
They thought that what they did would not be a Fitnah (mischief), so they became blind and deaf (they were unable to see and hear the truth). After that Allah accepted their repentance. Then many of them became blind and deaf again. And Allah sees the best of what they do.
Certainly those who said: “Surely Allah, He is the Messiah, son of Mary became the disbelievers”. Yet the Messiah (Jesus) told them: “O Children of Israel! Be servants to Allah, my Lord and your Lord. Surely whoever associates (other things) with Allah, then Allah has forbidden to him Heaven and his abode is the Fire. And there are no helpers for the wrong-doers”.
Certainly they have disbelieved who said: “Surely Allah is the third of the three (one god out of the Trinity)”. And there is no deity but the only Deity. And if they do not desist from what they (insist to) say, a painful torment will fall on those of them who disbelieve.
Do they still not then turn with repentance to Allah and ask for His Forgiveness? And Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.
The Messiah (Jesus), son of Mary, is but a Messenger. Messengers before him have indeed passed away. And his mother was a Sıddîk (truthful, just). They both used to eat food (just like everybody else). See how We make the Verses clear to them. Then look, how they are deluded (from Allah).
Say: “Do you become servants to things other than Allah which has no power to harm or benefit you”? And Allah, He is All-Hearing, All-Knowing.
Say: “O People of the Book! Do not exceed limits in your religion beyond the truth. And do not follow the vain desires of a people who had fallen into Misguidance before and had caused many to fall into Misguidance and strayed from the designed Way”.
Those who disbelieved from among the Children of Israel were cursed by the tongue of David and Jesus, son of Mary. This was because they rebelled and used to exceed the limits.
They used not to prevent one another from wrongdoing that they did. Certainly evil was that which they did.
You see many of them turning into (making friends with) those who disbelieve. How wretched is that which they have put forth for themselves in that Allah has become angry with them. And in the torment shall they abide forever.
And if they had believed in Allah and the Prophet and in what has been sent down to him, never would they have taken them as protecting friends. But most of them are Fasiqûn.
Certainly you will find the most vehement of men in enmity to the believers (Amenu) to be the Jews and those who are associators. And you will find the nearest in friendship to those who believe to be those who say: “Indeed We are Christians”. This is because there are hermits and clergy among them and because they are not arrogant.
And when they hear what has been sent down to the Messenger (Qur’an), you see their eyes overflowing with tears because of the truth they have recognized. They say: “Our Lord! We believed (became Amenu)! So write us down with the witnesses”.
And why should we not believe in Allah and in that which has come to us of the Truth (in the Qur'ân and the Messenger) while we earnestly hope that our Lord should cause us to enter (Heaven) along with the Sâlihîn (improved people)?
So because of what they said, Allah rewarded them Heavens under which the rivers flow, they will abide therein forever. Such is the Reward of the Muhsinûn.
And those who disbelieve and deny Our Verses, these are the Ashab-ı Cahîm (companions of Hell).
O you who believe! Do not forbid the good and clean things which Allah has made lawful for you. And do not exceed the limits. Verily, Allah does not love those who exceed the limits.
And eat of the clean and lawful things that Allah has given you and have piety towards Allah in whom you believe.
Allah does not call you to account for what is vain in your oaths. But He calls you to account for the making of deliberate oaths. So its expiation is the feeding of ten needy out of the middling you feed your families with, or their clothing, or the freeing of a slave. But whosoever cannot find these, should fast for three days. This is the expiation of your oaths when you break them (your oath). And guard your oaths. Thus does Allah make clear to you His Verses, that you may be grateful.
O you who believe (who are âmenû)! Wine and gambling and stone alters (idols to worship) and fortune arrows are only filthy work amongst Satan’s handiwork. Stay away from these. So that you may have Salvation.
Yet Satan seeks only to cast among you enmity and hatred by means of Wine and gambling, and to keep you off from the remembrance of Allah and from the Prayer. Have you stopped (these)?
And obey Allah and obey the Messenger and be cautious (of opposing them). But if you turn back, then know that Our Messenger’s duty is only to convey (the Message) in the clearest way.
On those who believe (who are âmenû, who wish to reach Allah while they are alive) and do improving deeds (cleansing the souls’ hearts) there is no sin for what they ate, when they did not have piety (the 1st Takwâ). And be âmenû (believe) and do improving deeds (the 2nd Takwa). And thereafter have piety (have the 3rd Takwâ). Be âmenû (believe) and then have piety (the 4th Takwâ) and be the best of the best (Ahsen). And Allah loves the Muhsin ones (those who became the best of the best, and have the 4th Takwâ).
O you who believe (who are âmenû)! Allah will certainly try you in respect of some game which your hands and your lances can reach, that Allah might know who fears Him without seeing Him (in the Unseen). But whoever exceeds the limit after this, then for him there is a painful torment.
O you who believe! Do not kill wild game while you are in Ihrâm. And whoever among you shall kill it intentionally; the compensation is the like of what he killed, from the cattle, as two just persons among you shall judge. An offering to be brought to the Ka’ba or the expiation is the feeding of the poor or the equivalent of it in fasting, that he may taste the heavy price of his deed. Allah has pardoned what is gone by (these kinds of committed offences). And whoever returns (to it), Allah will inflict retribution on him. And Allah is All-Mighty, Owner of Retribution.
Lawful for you and for the travelers is the game of the sea and its food as a provision. And the game of the land is forbidden to you so long as you are in Ihrâm. And have piety towards Allah, to whom you shall be gathered.
Allah has made (caused) the Ka’ba which is the Sacred House, and the sacred month and the offerings and the sacrificial animals with garlands, maintenance for the people. This is that you may know that Allah knows whatever is in the heavens and whatever is in the earth, and that Allah is the All-Knowing of all things.
Know that Allah is Severe in punishment and that Allah is Oft-Forgiving (the One who converts evil deeds into merits), Most Merciful (the One who sends the light of mercy and has mercy on the believers).
Not upon the Messenger is any other responsibility except for notification. And Allah knows what you proclaim and what you hide.
Say: “The malignant (bad and unlawful) and the clean (lawful) are not equal, though the abundance of the malignant (unlawful, mischievous) may please you. O, Ulûl Elbâb! Have piety towards Allah. That you may have Salvation”.
O you who believe (who are âmenû, who wish to reach Allah and to submit to Him while they are alive)! Do not ask about things which, if they are shown to you, will distress you. And if you question about them while the Qur'ân is being sent down, they shall be explained to you. Allah has forgiven that (because of the things you ask about without knowing this rule). And Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Gentle.
A people before you indeed have asked that question. And then became disbelievers with it.
Allah has not make (legal) anything like “Bahîrah, or Sâ’ibah, or Wasîlah or Hâm”. But those who disbelieve (deny) fabricate (invent) a slander against Allah. And most of them do not exercise their minds.
And when it is said to them: “Come to what Allah has sent down (the Qur'ân) and to the Messenger (to obey him)”, they say: “That (religion) on which we found our fathers is sufficient (enough) for us”. What! Even though their fathers knew nothing (concerning these truths) and did not attain to Guidance?
O you who believe (who are âmenû)! Your souls are upon you (the responsibility of your souls are upon you). He who is in Misguidance cannot harm you if you are on the Guidance. To Allah is your return all together. And then He will inform you of what you used to do.
O you who believe (who are âmenû)! When (the state of) death draws nigh to one of you, at the time of bequest, let two just men from among you bear witness between you. Or if death befalls you while you are travelling in the land, call to witness the two men who are not of you. You should detain them after the prayer; if you doubt. They shall both swear by Allah saying: We will not take for it a price, even though it was a near kinsman, and we will not hide the testimony of Allah. Otherwise certainly we should be of the sinful.
Then if it becomes known that they both have been guilty of sin, let two others stand in their place who are foremost in claim from those who have a lawful right, and they swear by Allah saying: “Certainly our testimony is truer than the testimony of those two, and We have not exceeded the limit”. Otherwise most surely we should be of the wrongdoers.
This (kind of oath) is more proper than the fact that they come face to face with the testimony (that the inheritors do not trust in the witnesses) or fear that the oaths will be refused after their oaths. And have piety (takwâ) towards Allah and listen. And Allah does not guide the Al-Fasiqûn.
On the Day when Allah will gather the Messengers together and say to them: “What answer were you given”? They shall say: “We have no knowledge, surely, only You are the All-Knowing of all that is unseen”.
When Allah have said: “O Jesus, son of Mary! Remember My Blessing on you and on your mother. I have supported you with the Holy Spirit that you spoke to the people in the cradle and in maturity. I have taught you the Book and the Wisdom and the Torah and the Gospel. And you have shaped out of the clay a figure like that of a bird by My Permission, then you have breathed into it and it has become a bird by My Permission. And you were healing the blind and the leprous by My Permission. You were bringing forth the death by My Permission. And when you came to the Children of Israel with clear arguments I withheld their attacks from you (saved you)”. But those who disbelieved (who were in disbelief) among them said: “This is nothing but clear magic”.
And when I revealed to the disciples: “Believe in Me and My Messenger”, they said: “We believe and bear witness that we have surrendered (to Hakk)”.
The disciples said: “O Jesus, son of Mary! Can your Lord send down to us a table of food from the heavens”? (Jesus) said: “Have piety towards Allah, if you are indeed believers”.
(They) said, “We wish to eat from it and let our hearts be reassured and know that you have been truthful to us and be witnesses upon it”.
Jesus, son of Mary, said: “O Allah! Our Lord! Send down for us a table spread with food from the heaven, that it may be a feast for us, and a miracle from You for the ones before us and for the ones after us. And provide us with sustenance, for You are the Best of sustainers”.
Allah said: “Surely I will send it down to you, but whoever shall disbelieve afterwards from among you, surely I will torment them with a torment with which I will not torment anyone among the worlds”.
And when Allah said: “O Jesus, son of Mary! Did you say to the people: ‘Take me and my mother for two gods besides Allah’”, he said: “Glory be to You, it did not befit me that I should say what I had no right. If I had said it, You would indeed have known it. You do know what is in my soul as well and I do not know what is with You; Surely, You only You, are the All-Knowing of all that is hidden (unseen, unknown)”.
I spoke to them only that which You commanded me: “Be servants to Allah, My Lord and your Lord”. I was a witness over them while I dwelt among them. And when you did cause me to die (when You took me away from them), You were the Watcher over them. And You are Witness over all things.
If you torment them, they are indeed Your servants. And if You forgive them, verily You, only You, are the All-Mighty, the All-Wise (the Owner of the Judgment and Wisdom).
Allah said: “This is a Day when their loyalty profits the truthful (sâdikîn)”. For them there are Heavens under which the rivers flow, to abide in them forever. Allah is Well Pleased with them and they are well pleased with Allah. This is the greatest success.
Allah’s is the Sovereignty of the heavens and the earth and whatsoever in them; and He has Power over all things.
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