I seek refuge in GOD from Satan the
In the name of GOD, Most Gracious, Most Merciful
This is some of
the wisdom inspired to you by your Lord
The Quran, God's Final Testament
Say, “Whose testimony is the
He is the witness between me and you that this Quran has been inspired to me,
To preach it to you and whomever it reaches.
Indeed, you bear witness that there are other gods beside GOD.”
Say, “I do not testify as you do; there is only One god, and I disown your idolatry.”
The above verse proclaims the Quran as the only source of religious guidance.
Those who uphold additional sources, such as Hadith, Sunnah, and etc. are defined as idolaters.
2:21. O people, worship only your Lord - the One who created you and those before you - that you may be saved.
2:22. The One who made the earth habitable for you, and the sky a structure. He sends down from the sky water, to produce all kinds of fruits for your sustenance. You shall not set up idols to rival GOD, now that you know.
17:22. You shall not set up any other god beside GOD, lest you end up despised and disgraced.
17:23. Your Lord has decreed that you shall not worship except Him, and your parents shall be honored. As long as one or both of them live, you shall never say to them, “Uff” (the slightest gesture of annoyance), nor shall you shout at them; you shall treat them amicably.
17:24. And lower for them the wings of humility, and kindness, and say, “My Lord, have mercy on them, for they have raised me from infancy.”
17:25. Your Lord is fully aware of your innermost thoughts. If you maintain righteousness, He is Forgiver of those who repent.
17:26. You shall give the due alms to the relatives, the needy, the poor, and the traveling alien, but do not be excessive, extravagant.
17:27. The extravagant are brethren of the devils, and the devil is unappreciative of his Lord.
17:28. Even if you have to turn away from them as you pursue the mercy of your Lord, you shall treat them (your parents) in the nicest manner.
17:29. You shall not keep your hand stingily tied to your neck, nor shall you foolishly open it up, lest you end up blamed and sorry.
17:30. For your Lord increases the provision for anyone He chooses, and reduces it. He is fully Cognizant of His creatures, Seer.
Abortion is Murder
17:31. You shall not kill your children due to fear of poverty. We provide for them, as well as for you. Killing them is a gross offense.
17:32. You shall not commit adultery; it is a gross sin and an evil behavior.
17:33. You shall not kill any person – for GOD has made life sacred – except in the course of justice. If one is killed unjustly, then we give his heir authority to enforce justice. Thus, he shall not exceed the limits in avenging the murder, he will be helped.
17:34. You shall not touch the orphans' money except for their own good, until they reach maturity. You shall fulfill your covenants, for a covenant is a great responsibility.
17:35. You shall give full measure when you trade, and weigh equitably. This is better and more righteous.
17:36. You shall not accept any information, unless you verify it for yourself. I have given you the hearing, the eyesight, and the brain, and you are responsible for using them.
17:37. You shall not walk proudly on earth - you cannot bore through the earth, nor can you be as tall as the mountains.
17:38. Your Lord condemns all bad behaviors.
Quran Is Wisdom
17:39. This is some of the wisdom inspired to you by your Lord. You shall not set up another god beside GOD, lest you end up in Gehenna, blamed and defeated.
23:1. Successful indeed are the believers;
23:2. who are reverent during their Contact Prayers (Salat).
23:3. And they avoid vain talk.
23:4. And they give their obligatory charity (Zakat).
23:5. And they maintain their chastity.
23:6. Only with their spouses, or those who are rightfully theirs, do they have sexual relations; they are not to be blamed.
23:7. Those who transgress these limits are the transgressors.
23:8. When it comes to deposits entrusted to them, as well as any agreements they make, they are trustworthy.
23:9. And they observe their Contact Prayers (Salat) regularly.
23:10. Such are the inheritors.
23:11. They will inherit Paradise, wherein they abide forever.
Traits of the Righteous
25:63. The worshipers of the Most Gracious are those who tread the earth gently, and when the ignorant speak to them, they only utter peace.
25:64. In the privacy of the night, they meditate on their Lord, and fall prostrate.
25:65. And they say, “Our Lord, spare us the agony of Hell; its retribution is horrendous.
25:66. “It is the worst abode; the worst destiny.”
25:67. When they give, they are neither extravagant nor stingy; they give in moderation.
25:68. They never implore beside GOD any other god, nor do they kill anyone – for GOD has made life sacred - except in the course of justice. Nor do they commit adultery. Those who commit these offenses will have to pay.
25:69. Retribution is doubled for them on the Day of Resurrection, and they abide therein humiliated.
25:70. Exempted are those who repent, believe, and lead a righteous life. GOD transforms their sins into credits. GOD is Forgiver, Most Merciful.
25:71. Those who repent and lead a righteous life, GOD redeems them; a complete redemption.
25:72. They do not bear false witness. When they encounter vain talk, they ignore it.
Additional Traits of the Righteous
25:73. When reminded of their Lord's revelations, they never react to them as if they were deaf and blind.
25:74. And they say, “Our Lord, let our spouses and children be a source of joy for us, and keep us in the forefront of the righteous.”
25:75. These are the ones who attain Paradise in return for their steadfastness; they are received therein with joyous greetings and peace.
25:76. Eternally they abide therein; what a beautiful destiny; what a beautiful abode.
25:77. Say, “You attain value at my Lord only through your worship. But if you disbelieve, you incur the inevitable consequences.”
Divine Commandments to All Jews: “You Shall Believe in This Quran.”
2:40. O Children of Israel, remember My favor, which I bestowed upon you, and fulfill your part of the covenant, that I fulfill My part of the covenant, and reverence Me.
2:41. You shall believe in what I have revealed herein, confirming what you have; do not be the first to reject it. Do not trade away My revelations for a cheap price, and observe Me.
2:42. Do not confound the truth with falsehood, nor shall you conceal the truth, knowingly.
2:43. You shall observe the Contact Prayers (Salat) and give the obligatory charity (Zakat), and bow down with those who bow down.
Unity of All Submitters
2:62. Surely, those who believe, those who are Jewish, the Christians, and the converts; anyone who believes in GOD, and believes in the Last Day, and leads a righteous life, will receive their recompense from their Lord. They have nothing to fear, nor will they grieve.
2:102. They pursued what the devils taught concerning Solomon's kingdom. Solomon, however, was not a disbeliever, but the devils were disbelievers. They taught the people sorcery, and that which was sent down through the two angels of Babel, Haroot and Maroot. These two did not divulge such knowledge without pointing out: "This is a test. You shall not abuse such knowledge." But the people used it in such evil schemes as the breaking up of marriages. They can never harm anyone against the will of GOD. They thus learn what hurts them, not what benefits them, and they know full well that whoever practices witchcraft will have no share in the Hereafter. Miserable indeed is what they sell their souls for, if they only knew.
Submission (Islam): Abraham's Religion
2:135. They said, “You have to be Jewish or Christian, to be guided.” Say, “We follow the religion of Abraham--monotheism--he never was an idol worshiper.”
Only One Religion Approved by God
3:85. Anyone who accepts other than Submission as his religion, it will not be accepted from him, and in the Hereafter, he will be with the losers.
3:95. Say, “GOD has proclaimed the truth: You shall follow Abraham's religion - monotheism. He never was an idolater.”
Abraham: Original Messenger of Islam
4:125. Who is better guided in his religion than one who submits totally to GOD, leads a righteous life, according to the creed of Abraham: monotheism? GOD has chosen Abraham as a beloved friend.
Make No Distinction Among God's Messengers
2:136. Say, “We believe in GOD, and in what was sent down to us, and in what was sent down to Abraham, Ismael, Isaac, Jacob, and the Patriarchs; and in what was given to Moses and Jesus, and all the prophets from their Lord. We make no distinction among any of them. To Him alone we are submitters.”
2:285. The messenger has believed in what was sent down to him from his Lord and so did the believers. They believe in GOD, His angels, His scripture, and His messengers: “We make no distinction among any of His messengers.” They say, “We hear, and we obey. Forgive us, our Lord. To You is the ultimate destiny.”
3:84. Say, “We believe in GOD, and in what was sent down to us, and in what was sent down to Abraham, Ismael, Isaac, Jacob, and the Patriarchs, and in what was given to Moses, Jesus, and the prophets from their Lord. We make no distinction among any of them. To Him alone we are submitters.”
4:152. As for those who believe in GOD and His messengers, and make no distinction among them, He will grant them their recompense. GOD is Forgiver, Most Merciful.
2:159. Those who conceal our revelations and guidance, after proclaiming them for the people in the scripture, are condemned by GOD; they are condemned by all the condemners.
2:160. As for those who repent, reform, and proclaim, I redeem them. I am the Redeemer, Most Merciful.
3:187. GOD took a covenant from those who received the scripture: “You shall proclaim it to the people, and never conceal it.” But they disregarded it behind their backs, and traded it away for a cheap price. What a miserable trade.
Corrupted Religious Leaders Conceal the Quran's Miracle
2:174. Those who conceal God's revelations in the scripture, in exchange for a cheap material gain, eat but fire into their bellies. GOD will not speak to them on the Day of Resurrection, nor will He purify them. They have incurred a painful retribution.
2:175. It is they who chose the straying instead of guidance, and the retribution instead of forgiveness. Consequently, they will have to endure Hell.
2:176. This is because GOD has revealed this scripture, bearing the truth, and those who dispute the scripture are the most ardent opponents.
Only Four Meats Prohibited
2:172. O you who believe, eat from the good things we provided for you, and be thankful to GOD, if you do worship Him alone.
2:173. He only prohibits for you the eating of animals that die of themselves (without human interference), blood, the meat of pigs, and animals dedicated to other than GOD. If one is forced (to eat these), without being malicious or deliberate, he incurs no sin. GOD is Forgiver, Most Merciful.
2:177. Righteousness is not turning your faces towards the east or the west. Righteous are those who believe in GOD, the Last Day, the angels, the scripture, and the prophets; and they give the money cheerfully to the relatives, the orphans, the needy, the traveling alien, the beggars, and to free the slaves; and they observe the Contact Prayers (Salat) and give the obligatory charity (Zakat); and they keep their word whenever they make a promise; and they steadfastly persevere in the face of persecution, hardship, and war. These are the truthful; these are the righteous.
Discouraging Capital Punishment
2:178. O you who believe, equivalence is the law decreed for you when dealing with murder - the free for the free, the slave for the slave, the female for the female. If one is pardoned by the victim's kin, an appreciative response is in order, and an equitable compensation shall be paid. This is an alleviation from your Lord and mercy. Anyone who transgresses beyond this incurs a painful retribution.
2:179. Equivalence is a life saving law for you, O you who possess intelligence, that you may be righteous.
Write A Will
2:180. It is decreed that when death approaches, you shall write a will for the benefit of the parents and relatives, equitably. This is a duty upon the righteous.
2:181. If anyone alters a will he had heard, the sin of altering befalls those responsible for such altering. GOD is Hearer, Knower.
2:182. If one sees gross injustice or bias on the part of a testator, and takes corrective action to restore justice to the will, he commits no sin. GOD is Forgiver, Most Merciful.
2:183. O you who believe, fasting is decreed for you, as it was decreed for those before you, that you may attain salvation.
2:184. Specific days (are designated for fasting); if one is ill or traveling, an equal number of other days may be substituted. Those who can fast, but with great difficulty, may substitute feeding one poor person for each day of breaking the fast. If one volunteers (more righteous works), it is better. But fasting is the best for you, if you only knew.
2:185. Ramadan is the month during which the Quran was revealed, providing guidance for the people, clear teachings, and the statute book. Those of you who witness this month shall fast therein. Those who are ill or traveling may substitute the same number of other days. GOD wishes for you convenience, not hardship, that you may fulfill your obligations, and to glorify GOD for guiding you, and to express your appreciation.
Rules of War
2:190. You may fight in the cause of GOD against those who attack you, but do not aggress. GOD does not love the aggressors.
2:191. You may kill those who wage war against you, and you may evict them whence they evicted you. Oppression is worse than murder. Do not fight them at the Sacred Mosque, unless they attack you therein. If they attack you, you may kill them. This is the just retribution for those disbelievers.
2:192. If they refrain, then GOD is Forgiver, Most Merciful.
2:193. You may also fight them to eliminate oppression, and to worship GOD freely. If they refrain, you shall not aggress; aggression is permitted only against the aggressors.
The Believers are Fearless
4:75. Why should you not fight in the cause of GOD when weak men, women, and children are imploring: “Our Lord, deliver us from this community whose people are oppressive, and be You our Lord and Master.”
60:8. GOD does not enjoin you from befriending those who do not fight you because of religion, and do not evict you from your homes. You may befriend them and be equitable towards them. GOD loves the equitable.
60:9. GOD enjoins you only from befriending those who fight you because of religion, evict you from your homes, and band together with others to banish you. You shall not befriend them. Those who befriend them are the transgressors.
2:217. They ask you about the Sacred Months and fighting therein: say, “Fighting therein is a sacrilege. However, repelling from the path of GOD and disbelieving in Him and in the sanctity of the Sacred Mosque, and evicting its people, are greater sacrileges in the sight of GOD. Oppression is worse than murder.” They will always fight you to revert you from your religion, if they can. Those among you who revert from their religion, and die as disbelievers, have nullified their works in this life and the Hereafter. These are the dwellers of Hell, wherein they abide forever.
2:218. Those who believe, and those who emigrate and strive in the cause of GOD, have deserved GOD's mercy. GOD is Forgiver, Most Merciful.
Intoxicants and Gambling Prohibited
2:219. They ask you about intoxicants and gambling: say, “In them there is a gross sin, and some benefits for the people. But their sinfulness far outweighs their benefit.” They also ask you what to give to charity: say, “The excess.” GOD thus clarifies the revelations for you, that you may reflect,
2:220. upon this life and the Hereafter. And they ask you about the orphans: say, "Bringing them up as righteous persons is the best you can do for them. If you mix their property with yours, you shall treat them as family members." GOD knows the righteous and the wicked. Had GOD willed, He could have imposed harsher rules upon you. GOD is Almighty, Most Wise.
Do Not Marry Idol Worshipers
2:221. Do not marry idolatresses unless they believe; a believing woman is better than an idolatress, even if you like her. Nor shall you give your daughters in marriage to idolatrous men, unless they believe. A believing man is better than an idolater, even if you like him. These invite to Hell, while GOD invites to Paradise and forgiveness as He wills. He clarifies His revelations for the people, that they may take heed.
2:222. They ask you about menstruation: say, “It is harmful; you shall avoid sexual intercourse with the women during menstruation; do not approach them until they are rid of it. Once they are rid of it, you may have intercourse with them in the manner designed by GOD. GOD loves those who repent, and He loves those who are clean.”
2:223. Your women are the bearers of your seed. Thus, you may enjoy this privilege however you like, so long as you maintain righteousness. You shall observe GOD, and know that you will meet Him. Give good news to the believers.
Do Not Take God's Name in Vain
2:224. Do not subject GOD's name to your casual swearing, that you may appear righteous, pious, or to attain credibility among the people. GOD is Hearer, Knower.
2:225. GOD does not hold you responsible for the mere utterance of oaths; He holds you responsible for your innermost intentions. GOD is Forgiver, Clement.
Laws of Divorce
2:226. Those who intend to divorce their wives shall wait four months (cooling off); if they change their minds and reconcile, then GOD is Forgiver, Merciful.
2:227. If they go through with the divorce, then GOD is Hearer, Knower.
2:228. The divorced women shall wait three menstruations (before marrying another man). It is not lawful for them to conceal what GOD creates in their wombs, if they believe in GOD and the Last Day. (In case of pregnancy,) the husband's wishes shall supersede the wife's wishes, if he wants to remarry her. The women have rights, as well as obligations, equitably. Thus, the man's wishes prevail (in case of pregnancy). GOD is Almighty, Most Wise.
2:229. Divorce may be retracted twice. The divorced woman shall be allowed to live in the same home amicably, or leave it amicably. It is not lawful for the husband to take back anything he had given her. However, the couple may fear that they may transgress GOD's law. If there is fear that they may transgress GOD's law, they commit no error if the wife willingly gives back whatever she chooses. These are GOD's laws; do not transgress them. Those who transgress GOD's laws are the unjust.
2:230. If he divorces her (for the third time), it is unlawful for him to remarry her, unless she marries another man, then he divorces her. The first husband can then remarry her, so long as they observe GOD's laws. These are GOD's laws; He explains them for people who know.
Do Not Throw the Divorcees Out On the Streets
2:231. If you divorce the women, once they fulfill their interim (three menstruations), you shall allow them to live in the same home amicably, or let them leave amicably. Do not force them to stay against their will, as a revenge. Anyone who does this wrongs his own soul. Do not take GOD's revelations in vain. Remember GOD's blessings upon you, and that He sent down to you the scripture and wisdom to enlighten you. You shall observe GOD, and know that GOD is aware of all things.
2:232. If you divorce the women, once they fulfill their interim, do not prevent them from remarrying their husbands, if they reconcile amicably. This shall be heeded by those among you who believe in GOD and the Last Day. This is purer for you, and more righteous. GOD knows, while you do not know.
2:233. Divorced mothers shall nurse their infants two full years, if the father so wishes. The father shall provide the mother's food and clothing equitably. No one shall be burdened beyond his ability. No mother shall be harmed on account of her infant, nor shall the father be harmed because of his infant. (If the father dies), his inheritor shall assume these responsibilities. If the infant's parents mutually agree to part, after due consultation, they commit no error by doing so. You commit no error by hiring nursing mothers, so long as you pay them equitably. You shall observe GOD, and know that GOD is Seer of everything you do.
2:254. O you who believe, you shall give to charity from the provisions we have given to you, before a day comes when there is no trade, no nepotism, and no intercession. The disbelievers are the unjust.
2:255. GOD: there is no other god besides Him, the Living, the Eternal. Never a moment of unawareness or slumber overtakes Him. To Him belongs everything in the heavens and everything on earth. Who could intercede with Him, except in accordance with His will? He knows their past and their future. No one attains any knowledge except as He wills. His dominion encompasses the heavens and the earth, and ruling them never burdens Him. He is the Most High, the Great.
No Compulsion in Religion
2:256. There shall be no compulsion in religion: the right way is now distinct from the wrong way. Anyone who denounces the devil and believes in GOD has grasped the strongest bond; one that never breaks. GOD is Hearer, Omniscient.
The Best Investment
2:261. The example of those who spend their monies in the cause of GOD is that of a grain that produces seven spikes, with a hundred grains in each spike. GOD multiplies this manifold for whomever He wills. GOD is Bounteous, Knower.
2:262. Those who spend their money in the cause of GOD, then do not follow their charity with insult or harm, will receive their recompense from their Lord; they have nothing to fear, nor will they grieve.
2:263. Kind words and compassion are better than a charity that is followed by insult. GOD is Rich, Clement.
2:264. O you who believe, do not nullify your charities by inflicting reproach and insult, like one who spends his money to show off, while disbelieving in GOD and the Last Day. His example is like a rock covered with a thin layer of soil; as soon as heavy rain falls, it washes off the soil, leaving it a useless rock. They gain nothing from their efforts. GOD does not guide disbelieving people.
2:265. The example of those who give their money seeking God's pleasure, out of sincere conviction, is that of a garden on high fertile soil; when heavy rain falls, it gives twice as much crop. If heavy rain is not available, a drizzle will suffice. GOD is Seer of everything you do.
2:266. Does any of you wish to own a garden of palm trees and grapes, with flowing streams and generous crops, then, just as he grows old, and while his children are still dependent on him, a holocaust strikes and burns up his garden? GOD thus clarifies the revelations for you, that you may reflect.
Recipients of Charity
2:215. They ask you about giving: say, “The charity you give shall go to the parents, the relatives, the orphans, the poor, and the traveling alien.” Any good you do, GOD is fully aware thereof.
What to Give
2:267. O you who believe, you shall give to charity from the good things you earn, and from what we have produced for you from the earth. Do not pick out the bad therein to give away, when you yourselves do not accept it unless your eyes are closed. You should know that GOD is Rich, Praiseworthy.
2:268. The devil promises you poverty and commands you to commit evil, while GOD promises you forgiveness from Him and grace. GOD is Bounteous, Omniscient.
Wisdom: A Great Treasure
2:269. He bestows wisdom upon whomever He chooses, and whoever attains wisdom, has attained a great bounty. Only those who possess intelligence will take heed.
Anonymous Charity Better
2:270. Any charity you give, or a charitable pledge you fulfill, GOD is fully aware thereof. As for the wicked, they will have no helpers.
2:271. If you declare your charities, they are still good. But if you keep them anonymous, and give them to the poor, it is better for you, and remits more of your sins. GOD is fully Cognizant of everything you do.
God is the Only One Who Guides
2:272. You are not responsible for guiding anyone. GOD is the only one who guides whoever chooses (to be guided). Any charity you give is for your own good. Any charity you give shall be for the sake of GOD. Any charity you give will be repaid to you, without the least injustice.
2:273. Charity shall go to the poor who are suffering in the cause of GOD, and cannot emigrate. The unaware may think that they are rich, due to their dignity. But you can recognize them by certain signs; they never beg from the people persistently. Whatever charity you give, GOD is fully aware thereof.
2:274. Those who give to charity night and day, secretly and publicly, receive their recompense from their Lord; they will have nothing to fear, nor will they grieve.
2:275. Those who charge usury are in the same position as those controlled by the devil's influence. This is because they claim that usury is the same as commerce. However, GOD permits commerce, and prohibits usury. Thus, whoever heeds this commandment from his Lord, and refrains from usury, he may keep his past earnings, and his judgment rests with GOD. As for those who persist in usury, they incur Hell, wherein they abide forever.
2:276. GOD condemns usury, and blesses charities. GOD dislikes every disbeliever, guilty.
2:277. Those who believe and lead a righteous life, and observe the Contact Prayers (Salat), and give the obligatory charity (Zakat), they receive their recompense from their Lord; they will have nothing to fear, nor will they grieve.
2:278. O you who believe, you shall observe GOD and refrain from all kinds of usury, if you are believers.
2:279. If you do not, then expect a war from GOD and His messenger. But if you repent, you may keep your capitals, without inflicting injustice, or incurring injustice.
2:280. If the debtor is unable to pay, wait for a better time. If you give up the loan as a charity, it would be better for you, if you only knew.
2:281. Beware of the day when you are returned to GOD, and every soul is paid for everything it had done, without the least injustice.
Write Down Financial Transactions
2:282. O you who believe, when you transact a loan for any period, you shall write it down. An impartial scribe shall do the writing. No scribe shall refuse to perform this service, according to GOD's teachings. He shall write, while the debtor dictates the terms. He shall observe GOD his Lord and never cheat. If the debtor is mentally incapable, or helpless, or cannot dictate, his guardian shall dictate equitably. Two men shall serve as witnesses; if not two men, then a man and two women whose testimony is acceptable to all.* Thus, if one woman becomes biased, the other will remind her. It is the obligation of the witnesses to testify when called upon to do so. Do not tire of writing the details, no matter how long, including the time of repayment. This is equitable in the sight of GOD, assures better witnessing, and eliminates any doubts you may have. Business transactions that you execute on the spot need not be recorded, but have them witnessed. No scribe or witness shall be harmed on account of his services. If you harm them, it would be wickedness on your part. You shall observe GOD, and GOD will teach you. GOD is Omniscient.
2:283. If you are traveling, and no scribe is available, a bond shall be posted to guarantee repayment. If one is trusted in this manner, he shall return the bond when due, and he shall observe GOD his Lord. Do not withhold any testimony by concealing what you had witnessed. Anyone who withholds a testimony is sinful at heart. GOD is fully aware of everything you do.
2:286. GOD never burdens any soul beyond its means: to its credit is what it earns, and against it is what it commits. “Our Lord, do not condemn us if we forget or make mistakes. Our Lord, and protect us from blaspheming against You, like those before us have done. Our Lord, protect us from sinning until it becomes too late for us to repent. Pardon us and forgive us. You are our Lord and Master. Grant us victory over the disbelieving people.”
The Most Important Commandment
3:18. GOD bears witness (God's Shahaadah) that there is no god except He, and so do the angels and those who possess knowledge. Truthfully and equitably, He is the absolute god; there is no god but He, the Almighty, Most Wise.
Submission: The Only Religion
3:19. The only religion approved by GOD is “Submission.” Ironically, those who have received the scripture are the ones who dispute this fact, despite the knowledge they have received, due to jealousy. For those who reject GOD's revelations, GOD is most strict in reckoning.
3:20. If they argue with you, then say, “I have simply submitted myself to GOD; I and those who follow me.” You shall proclaim to those who received the scripture, as well as those who did not, “Would you submit (to GOD)?" If they submit, then they have been guided, but if they turn away, your sole mission is to deliver this message. GOD is Seer of all people.
Attributes of God
3:26. Say, “Our god: possessor of all sovereignty. You grant sovereignty to whomever You choose, You remove sovereignty from whomever You choose. You grant dignity to whomever You choose, and commit to humiliation whomever You choose. In Your hand is all provisions. You are Omnipotent.
3:27. “You merge the night into the day, and merge the day into the night. You produce the living from the dead, and produce the dead from the living, and You provide for whomever You choose, without limits.”
Choose Your Friends Carefully
3:28. The believers never ally themselves with the disbelievers, instead of the believers. Whoever does this is exiled from GOD. Exempted are those who are forced to do this to avoid persecution. GOD alerts you that you shall reverence Him alone. To GOD is the ultimate destiny.
Do Not Befriend Hypocrites
3:118. O you who believe, do not befriend outsiders who never cease to wish you harm; they even wish to see you suffer. Hatred flows out of their mouths and what they hide in their chests is far worse. We thus clarify the revelations for you, if you understand.
Invitation to All Believers
3:64. Say, “O followers of the scripture, let us come to a logical agreement between us and you: that we shall not worship except GOD; that we never set up any idols besides Him, nor set up any human beings as lords beside GOD.” If they turn away, say, “Bear witness that we are submitters.”
3:65. O followers of the scripture, why do you argue about Abraham, when the Torah and the Gospel were not revealed until after him? Do you not understand?
3:66. You have argued about things you knew; why do you argue about things you do not know? GOD knows, while you do not know.
3:67. Abraham was neither Jewish, nor Christian; he was a monotheist submitter. He never was an idol worshiper.
3:68. The people most worthy of Abraham are those who followed him, and this prophet, and those who believe. GOD is the Lord and Master of the believers.
Be Honest With All People
3:75. Some followers of the scripture can be trusted with a whole lot, and they will give it back to you. Others among them cannot be trusted with a single Dinar; they will not repay you unless you keep after them. That is because they say, "We do not have to be honest when dealing with the gentiles!" Thus, they attribute lies to GOD, knowingly.
3:76. Indeed, those who fulfill their obligations and lead a righteous life, GOD loves the righteous.
3:77. As for those who trade away GOD's covenant and their obligations for a cheap price, they receive no share in the Hereafter. GOD will not speak to them nor look at them on the Day of Resurrection, nor will He purify them. They have incurred a painful retribution.
3:78. Among them are those who twist their tongues to imitate the scripture, that you may think it is from the scripture, when it is not from the scripture, and they claim that it is from GOD, when it is not from GOD. Thus, they utter lies and attribute them to GOD, knowingly.
3:79. Never would a human being whom GOD blessed with the scripture and prophethood say to the people, “Idolize me beside GOD.” Instead, (he would say), “Devote yourselves absolutely to your Lord alone,” according to the scripture you preach and the teachings you learn.
3:80. Nor would he command you to idolize the angels and the prophets as lords. Would he exhort you to disbelieve after becoming submitters?
Believers are United
3:103. You shall hold fast to the rope of GOD, all of you, and do not be divided. Recall GOD's blessings upon you - you used to be enemies and He reconciled your hearts. By His grace, you became brethren. You were at the brink of a pit of fire, and He saved you there-from. GOD thus explains His revelations for you, that you may be guided.
3:104. Let there be a community of you who invite to what is good, advocate righteousness, and forbid evil. These are the winners.
3:105. Do not be like those who became divided and disputed, despite the clear proofs that were given to them. For these have incurred a terrible retribution.
The Best Community
3:110. You are the best community ever raised among the people: you advocate righteousness and forbid evil, and you believe in GOD. If the followers of the scripture believed, it would be better for them. Some of them do believe, but the majority of them are wicked.
Righteous Jews & Christians
3:113. They are not all the same; among the followers of the scripture, there are those who are righteous. They recite GOD's revelations through the night, and they fall prostrate.
3:114. They believe in GOD and the Last Day, they advocate righteousness and forbid evil, and they hasten to do righteous works. These are the righteous.
3:115. Any good they do will not go without being rewarded. GOD is fully aware of the righteous.
3:199. Surely, some followers of the previous scriptures do believe in GOD, and in what was revealed to you, and in what was revealed to them. They reverence GOD, and they never trade away GOD's revelations for a cheap price. These will receive their recompense from their Lord. GOD is the most efficient in reckoning.
Where Do We Go From Here?
2:154. Do not say of those who are killed in the cause of GOD, “They are dead.” They are alive at their Lord, but you do not perceive.
The Righteous Do Not Really Die
3:169. Do not think that those who are killed in the cause of GOD are dead; they are alive at their Lord, enjoying His provisions.
3:170. They are rejoicing in GOD's grace, and they have good news for their comrades who did not die with them, that they have nothing to fear, nor will they grieve.
3:171. They have good news of GOD's blessings and grace, and that GOD never fails to reward the believers.
Fear: The Devil's Tool
3:175. It is the devil's system to instill fear into his subjects. Do not fear them and fear Me instead, if you are believers.
Those Who Possess Intelligence
3:190. In the creation of the heavens and the earth, and the alternation of night and day, there are signs for those who possess intelligence.
3:191. They remember GOD while standing, sitting, and on their sides, and they reflect upon the creation of the heavens and the earth: “Our Lord, You did not create all this in vain. Be You glorified. Save us from the retribution of Hell.
3:192. “Our Lord, whomever You commit to Hell are the ones You have forsaken. Such transgressors have no helpers.
3:193. “Our Lord, we have heard a caller calling to faith and proclaiming: “You shall believe in your Lord,” and we have believed. Our Lord, forgive us our transgressions, remit our sins, and let us die as righteous believers.
3:194. “Our Lord, shower us with the blessings you promised us through Your messengers, and do not forsake us on the Day of Resurrection. You never break a promise.”
3:195. Their Lord responded to them: “I never fail to reward any worker among you for any work you do, be you male or female - you are equal to one another. Thus, those who immigrate, and get evicted from their homes, and are persecuted because of Me, and fight and get killed, I will surely remit their sins and admit them into gardens with flowing streams.” Such is the reward from GOD. GOD possesses the ultimate reward.
4:1. O people, observe your Lord; the One who created you from one being, and created from it its mate, then spread from the two many men and women. You shall regard GOD, by whom you swear, and regard the parents. GOD is watching over you.
Regard the Orphans
4:2. You shall hand over to the orphans their rightful properties. Do not substitute the bad for the good, and do not consume their properties by combining them with yours. This would be a gross injustice.
17:34. You shall not touch the orphans' money except for their own good, until they reach maturity. You shall fulfill your covenants, for a covenant is a great responsibility.
Ground For Polygamy
4:3. If you deem it best for the orphans, you may marry the women (their mothers) - you may marry two, three, or four. If you fear lest you become unfair, then you shall be content with only one, or with what you already have. Additionally, you are thus more likely to avoid (financial) hardship.
4:4. You shall give the women their due dowries, equitably. If they willingly forfeit anything, then you may accept it; it is rightfully yours.
4:5. Do not give immature orphans the properties that GOD has entrusted with you as guardians. You shall provide for them there-from, and clothe them, and treat them kindly.
4:6. You shall test the orphans when they reach puberty. As soon as you find them mature enough, give them their property. Do not consume it extravagantly in a hurry, before they grow up. The rich guardian shall not charge any wage, but the poor guardian may charge equitably. When you give them their properties, you shall have witnesses. GOD suffices as Reckoner.
4:3 is clearly pointing at what is best of the orphans. A married-man, under the conditions set forth by Almighty God, can only marry another woman who is widowed and is raising orphan/s. This is God's law and those who transgress God's law are the unjust.
4:15. Those who commit adultery among your women (prostitutes), you must have four witnesses against them, from among you. If they do bear witness, then you shall keep such women in their homes until they die, or until GOD creates an exit for them.*
*4:15 A woman witnessed by four people in the act of committing adultery on four different occasions, with four different partners, represents a danger to public health. Such a woman is a depository of germs, and a health quarantine protects the society from her. A good example of an exit that saves a quarantined woman is marriage - someone may wish to marry her, and thus protect her and the society.
Punishment for committing adultery
4:16. The couple who commits adultery shall be punished.* If they repent and reform, you shall leave them alone. GOD is Redeemer, Most Merciful.
4:25. Those among you who cannot afford to marry free believing women, may marry believing slave women. GOD knows best about your belief, and you are equal to one another as far as belief is concerned. You shall obtain permission from their guardians before you marry them, and pay them their due dowry equitably. They shall maintain moral behavior by not committing adultery, or having secret lovers. Once they are freed through marriage, if they commit adultery, their punishment shall be half of that for the free women.* Marrying a slave shall be a last resort for those unable to wait. To be patient is better for you. GOD is Forgiver, Most Merciful.
24:2. The adulteress and the adulterer, you shall whip each of them a hundred lashes.* Do not be swayed by pity from carrying out God's law, if you truly believe in GOD and the Last Day. And let a group of believers witness their punishment.
* 4:16 Public exposure of the sinners is the major deterrent. There are three verses in the Quran that point at the punishment for adultery. These verses are 4:16, 4:25, and 24:2. The Quran is a fully detailed scripture, 6:114. No where in the Quran we read that GOD says that the adulterer and the adulteress should be killed, stoned to death. Due to the importance of this subject matter, Almighty GOD has placed an awesome signature over the verses that reflect on His command, “Over it is nineteen!”
4,16; 4,25; 24,2 = 19 x 21917118
416 + 425 + 242 = 1083 = 19 x 19 x 3
24:1. A sura that we have sent down, and we have decreed as law. We have revealed in it clear revelations, that you may take heed.
In 24:2, Almighty GOD says that the punishment for the adulteress and the adulterer is 100 lashes in public.
24,2 + 100 = 342 = 19 x 18
In 4:25, Almighty GOD says that the punishment for the adulteress slave who is freed through marriage should be half of that of a free woman, 50 lashes in public.
4,25 + 50 = 475 = 19 x 25
These are God's laws, and those who transgress God's laws are the unjust. They will pay for the crime they commit. Concerning a couple who commit adultery, GOD says, “If they repent and reform, you shall leave them alone. GOD is Redeemer, Most Merciful.” Could the human-devils who place their own satanic laws over and above God's laws bring life back to a person whom they murder? What is the punishment for the adulteress slave who is freed through marriage, “Half-Death?!” The wrath of GOD is upon Satan and his agents who come up with religious laws never authorized by GOD.
The Idols: Innovating New Religious Laws
42:21. They follow idols who decree for them religious laws never authorized by GOD. If it were not for the predetermined decision, they would have been judged immediately. Indeed, the transgressors have incurred a painful retribution.
4:17. Repentance is acceptable by GOD from those who fall in sin out of ignorance, then repent immediately thereafter. GOD redeems them. GOD is Omniscient, Most Wise.
4:18. Not acceptable is the repentance of those who commit sins until death comes to them, then say, “Now I repent.” Nor is it acceptable from those who die as disbelievers. For these, we have prepared a painful retribution.
Murder, Suicide, and Illicit Gains Prohibited
4:29. O you who believe, do not consume each others' properties illicitly - only mutually acceptable transactions are permitted. You shall not kill yourselves. GOD is Merciful towards you.
4:30. Anyone who commits these transgressions, maliciously and deliberately, we will condemn him to Hell. This is easy for GOD to do.
4:31. If you refrain from committing the gross sins that are prohibited for you, we will remit your sins, and admit you an honorable admittance.
Men and Women Endowed With Unique Qualities
4:32. You shall not covet the qualities bestowed upon each of you by GOD; the men enjoy certain qualities, and the women enjoy certain qualities. You may implore GOD to shower you with His grace. GOD is fully aware of all things.
Wife beating is prohibited
4:34. The men are made responsible for the women, and GOD has endowed them with certain qualities, and made them the bread earners. The righteous women will cheerfully accept this arrangement, since it is GOD's commandment, and honor their husbands during their absence. If you experience rebellion from the women, you shall first talk to them, then (you may use negative incentives like) deserting them in bed, then you may (as a final option) leave them.* If they obey you, you are not permitted to transgress against them. GOD is Most High, Supreme.
*4:34 God prohibits wife beating. The worst that can happen to a marriage is divorce. When a believing man, a God fearing man, gets to a point that he cannot save his marriage, he should leave his wife, he should divorce her. An Arabic word from the same root (daraba) is used in the Quran for traveling on earth, 4:101 and 5:106. Obviously, we do not “beat” the earth, we travel on it. We move on and go to other places. To show that “leaving” rather than “beating” is the correct meaning of the word used in the verse, immediately in the next verse, God says:
4:35. If a couple fears separation, you shall appoint an arbitrator from his family and an arbitrator from her family; if they decide to reconcile, GOD will help them get together. GOD is Omniscient, Cognizant.
The Unforgivable Sin
4:48. GOD does not forgive idolatry, but He forgives lesser offenses for whomever He wills. Anyone who sets up idols beside GOD, has forged a horrendous offense.
4:116. GOD does not forgive idol worship (if maintained until death), and He forgives lesser offenses for whomever He wills. Anyone who idolizes any idol beside GOD has strayed far astray.
Honesty & Justice Advocated
4:58. GOD commands you to give back anything the people have entrusted to you. If you judge among the people, you shall judge equitably. The best enlightenment indeed is what GOD recommends for you. GOD is Hearer, Seer.
4:59. O you who believe, you shall obey GOD, and you shall obey the messenger, and those in charge among you. If you dispute in any matter, you shall refer it to GOD and the messenger, if you do believe in GOD and the Last Day. This is better for you, and provides you with the best solution.
Have good thoughts
4:85. Whoever mediates a good deed receives a share of the credit thereof, and whoever mediates an evil work, incurs a share thereof. GOD controls all things.
You Shall Be Courteous
4:86. When greeted with a greeting, you shall respond with a better greeting or at least an equal one. GOD reckons all things.
Continues, GOD willing ...