Reading the Koran. 44

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)

Islam means submission and that is what all must do. The only religion in Allah’s eyes is Islam.

41:47 He alone has knowledge of the Hour. No fruit grows, nor does any female conceive or deliver without His knowledge. On the day when He calls men to return to Him saying, “Where are the other gods?” they will say, “We confess that none of us can testify for them.” The gods they used to worship will fail them, and they will realize that there is no escape for them.

41:49 Man never tires of praying for good, but if evil touches him, he becomes despondent and hopeless. If We show mercy after some affliction touches him, he will surely say, “This is due to my own virtues. I do not believe that the Hour of Judgment will ever occur, but if I am returned to my Lord, I will certainly receive my highest good.” But We will show the unbelievers everything that they have done, and We will give them a taste of a terrible punishment. When We show favor to man, he turns away and withdraws from Allah, but when evil touches him, he becomes full of long prayers.

41:52 What do you think? If this Book is really from Allah and you deny it, who will have done a greater wrong than he who openly rejects Allah? We will show them Our signs all over the earth and in their own souls, until it becomes clear to them that it is the truth. Is it not enough that your Lord is a witness to all things? Do they doubt that they will meet their Lord? Does He not encompass all things?

6:21 And who is more unjust than he who conceives a lie concerning Allah or who rejects Our signs? The wrongdoers will not prosper. 6:22 On the Day We will gather them all together, We will say to those who praised other gods than Allah, “Where are those make-believe gods of yours?” Then they will have no other excuse but to say, “By Allah, our Lord, we were not unbelievers.” See how they lie against themselves, and the gods they invented failed them!

6:25 Some among them listen to you [Mohammed], but We have cast veils over their hearts and a heaviness to their ears so that they cannot understand our signs [the Koran]. If they see every sign, they will not have faith in them, but when they come to you, they will dispute with you, and the unbelievers will say, “This is only the fables of the old ones.”

6:26 And they prohibit others from it [the Koran] and depart from it themselves, but they only destroy their own souls, while they do not perceive it. If you could see when they will be set over the Fire. They will say, “Oh, if we could return we would not deny the signs of the Lord, and we would be one of the believers.” Yes, they will clearly see what they had concealed from themselves, but if they returned, they would return to forbidden things, for surely they are liars.

6:29 And they say, “There is only our life in this world, and we will not be raised up again.” If you could see them when they will stand before their Lord. He will say to them, “Is this not the truth [the Resurrection and Judgment]?” They will say, “Yes, by our Lord!” He will say, “Taste then the punishment because you rejected faith.”

6:31 They are lost who deny that they will meet with Allah until, suddenly, the Hour comes upon them, and they cry “Oh, woe to us that we neglected it.” They shall bear their evil burdens on their backs. Life in this world is but a pastime and amusement, but best is the mansion in Paradise for those who do their duty! Do you not understand?

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