Reading the Koran. 41

This is another excerpt from Bill Warner’s book Abridged Koran where the verses of Koran are arranged in their chronological order and provided with facts from prophet Muhammad’s life, giving context for them.

CHAPTER 5 STRUGGLES (continued)

A Meccan took an old bone to Mohammed, crumbled it up and blew the dust towards Mohammed. He asked, “Will your Allah revive this bone?” Mohammed said, “Yes, I do say that. Allah will resurrect this bone and you will die. Then Allah will send you to Hell!” The Koran gives the details of Judgment Day and Hell.

40:45 So Allah preserved him from the evils they plotted while a dreadful punishment overtook the Pharaoh’s people. They will be brought in front of the Fire morning and evening, and on Judgment Day, when the hour comes to pass, it will be said, “Cast Pharaoh’s people into the severest punishment.”

40:47 When they will argue with each other in the Fire, the weak ones will say to those who were so arrogant, “We were only following you. Will you take a larger share of the Fire?”

40:48 And the arrogant ones will say, “We are all in this Fire; for now, Allah has judged between his servants.”

40:49 Those in the Fire will say to the keepers of Hell, “Entreat your Lord to relieve us of one day of this torment.”

40:50 They shall say, “Did your messengers not bring you clear signs?” “Yes,” they will reply. They shall say, “Then pray for help,” but the prayers of the unbelievers will be in vain.

40:51 Assuredly, We will help Our messengers and the believers in this present life, and on the day when the witnesses arise, the day on which their excuses will not profit them, they will only have a curse and the woe of a home in Hell.

40:53 We did, of old, give Moses the guidance—a guidance and warning to men of understanding—and We made the Children of Israel the inheritors of the Book. Then patiently persevere for the promise of Allah is true. Seek pardon for your faults, and celebrate the praises of your Lord at evening and at morning.

40:56 As to those who dispute the signs of Allah without authority having reached them, there is nothing in their hearts but a desire to become great, which they will never attain. So take refuge in Allah for He is the hearer, the beholder.

40:57 Greater surely than the creation of man is the creation of the heavens and of the earth, but most men do not know it. The blind man and the seer are not alike, and neither is the evildoer equal with the believer who does things that are right. How few think of this. The Hour will surely come. There is no doubt of it, but most men do not believe it.

40:60 And your Lord says, “Call on me, and I will answer your prayer, but those who are too arrogant to serve Me will enter Hell with shame.”

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