3 Ali 'Imran | The Family Of Imran

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    God; there is no god, except He; the Living, the Sustainer.

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    He sent down to you the book with truth, authenticating what is present with it; and He sent down the Torah and the Injeel...

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    Before; He sent down the Criterion as guidance for the people. For those who become unappreciative of God's signs, they will have a tough retribution, and God is Noble, exacting in Revenge.

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    For God nothing is hidden in the earth or in the heaven.

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    He is the One who designs you in the wombs as He pleases. There is no god but He, the Noble, the Wise.

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    He is the One who sent down to you the book, from which there are definite signs; they are the essence of the book; and others, which are multiple-meaning. As for those who have disease in their hearts, eager to cause confusion and eager to derive their interpretation, they will follow what is multiple-meaning from it. But none knows their meaning except God and those who are well founded in knowledge; they say, "We acknowledge it, all is from our Lord." None will remember except the people of intellect.

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    "Our Lord, do not make our hearts deviate after You have guided us, and grant us from You a mercy; You are the Grantor."

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    "Our Lord, You are the Gatherer of the people for a day in which there is no doubt; God does not break His appointment."

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    As for those who did not appreciate, neither their money nor their children will avail them anything from God. They are the fuel for the fire.

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    Like the behavior of the people of Pharaoh and those before them. They rejected Our signs, so God took them for their sins. God is severe in retribution.

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    Say to those who did not appreciate, "You will be defeated and gathered to-wards hell. What a miserable abode!"

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    There was a sign for you in the two groups that met. One was fighting in the cause of God, and the other was ingrate. They thus saw them as twice their number with their eyes. God supports with His victory whomever He wills. In this is a lesson for those with vision.

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    It has been adorned for people to love the desire of women, buildings, ornaments made from gold and silver, trained horses, the livestock, and fields. These are the enjoyment of the world, and with God is the best place of return.

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    Say, "Shall I inform you of what is greater than all this? For those who are aware, at their Lord there will be gardens with rivers flowing beneath, abiding there eternally, and purified mates, and an acceptance from God. God is Seer of the servants."

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    The ones who say, "Our Lord, we acknowledge, so forgive us our sins, and spare us the retribution of the fire."

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    The patient, the truthful, the devout, the givers, and the seekers of forgiveness in the late periods of the night.

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    God bears witness that there is no god but He; as do the controllers, and those with knowledge; He is standing with justice. There is no god but Him, the Noble, the Wise.

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    The system with God is to peacefully surrender/submit (islam). Those who received the book did not dispute except after the knowledge came to them out of jealousy between them. Whoever does not appreciate God's signs, then God is swift in computation.

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    If they debate with you, then say, "I have peacefully surrendered myself to God, as well as those who follow me." In addition, say to those who were given the book and the Gentiles: "Have you peacefully surrendered?" If they have peacefully surrendered then they are guided; but if they turn away, then you are only to deliver. God is watcher over the servants.

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    Those who do not appreciate God's signs and kill the prophets unjustly, and kill those who order justice from amongst the people; give them the good news of a painful retribution.

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    These are the ones whose works will be lost in this world, and in the Hereafter, they will have no supporters.

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    Did you not see those who were given a portion of the book being invited to God's book to judge between them, then a group of them turn away while they are adverse?

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    That is because they said, "The fire will not touch us except a few number of days," and they were arrogant by what they invented in their system.*

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    How shall it be when We gather them on the day in which there is no doubt; every person shall receive what it has earned, and they will not be wronged.

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    Say, "Our god, Ruler of sovereignty; you grant sovereignty to whom You please, revoke sovereignty from whom You please, dignify whom You please, and humiliate whom You please; in Your hand is goodness. You are capable of all things."

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    "You blend the night into the day, and blend the day into the night; and you bring the living out of the dead, and bring the dead out of the living; and You provide for whom You please with no computation."

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    Let not those who acknowledge take the ingrates as allies instead of those who acknowledge. Whoever does so will have nothing with God, for you are to be cautious of them for a particular reason. Moreover, God warns you of Himself, and to God is the destiny.

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    Say, "Whether you hide what is in your chests or reveal it, God knows." He knows what is in the heavens and what is in the earth; and God is capable of all things.

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    The day every person will find what good it had done present, and what bad it had done; it wishes that between them was a great distance. God warns you of Himself, and God is Kind towards the servants.

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    Say, "If you love God then follow me so God will love you and forgive your sins." God is Forgiver, Compassionate.

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    Say, "Obey God and the messenger." But if they turn away, then God does not like the ingrates.

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    God has chosen Adam, Noah, the family of Abraham, and the family of Imran over the worlds.

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    A progeny each from the other, and God is Hearer, Knower.

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    When the wife of Imran said, "My Lord, I have vowed to You what is in my womb, dedicated, so accept it from me. You are the Hearer, the Knower."

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    So when she delivered she said, "My Lord, I have delivered a female," and God is fully aware of what she delivered, "The male is not like the female, and I have named her Mary, and I seek refuge for her and her progeny with You from the outcast devil."

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    So her Lord accepted her with a good acceptance, and made her grow like a flower, and charged Zechariah with her. Every time Zechariah entered upon her in the temple enclosure, he found provisions with her. He said, "O Mary, from where did you get this?" She said, "It is from God, God provides for whom He wishes without computation."

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    It was then that Zechariah called on his Lord, he said, "My Lord, grant me from You a good progeny; You are hearer of the prayers."

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    The controllers called to him while he was standing and praying in the temple enclosure: "God gives you good tidings of John, authenticating a word from God, respectable, protected, and a prophet from the reformers."

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    He said, "My Lord, how can I have a son when old age has reached me and my wife is sterile?" He said, "It is as such that God does what He pleases."

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    He said, "My Lord, make for me a sign" He said, "Your sign is not to speak to the people for three days except by symbol, and remember your Lord greatly, and glorify at dusk and dawn."

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    The controllers said, "O Mary, God has selected you and cleansed you, and He has chosen you over the women of the worlds."

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    "O Mary, be devoted to your Lord and prostrate and kneel with those who kneel."

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    This is from the news of the unseen that We inspire to you. You were not with them when they drew straws as to which one of them will be charged with Mary; you were not with them when they disputed.

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    The controllers said, "O Mary, God gives good news of a word from Him. His name is the Messiah, Jesus the son of Mary. Honorable in this world and in the Hereafter, and from among those who are made close."

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    "He speaks to the people from the cradle, and as an adult; and he is among the reformers."

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    She said, "My Lord, how can I have a son when no human has touched me?" He said, "It is thus that God creates what He wills, when He decrees a command, He merely says to it 'Be,' and it becomes."

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    He teaches him the book and the Wisdom, the Torah and the Injeel.

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    As a messenger to the Children of Israel: "I have come to you with a sign from your Lord; that I create for you from clay the form of a bird, then I blow into it and it becomes a bird by God's leave, and I heal the blind and the lepers, and give life to the dead by God's leave, and I can tell you what you have eaten, and what you have stored in your homes. In that is a sign for you if you have acknowledged."

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    "Authenticating what is present with me of the Torah, and to make lawful some of what was forbidden to you; and I have come to you with a sign from your Lord, so be aware of God and obey me."

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    "God is my Lord and your Lord, so serve Him, this is a Straight Path."

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    So when Jesus felt their rejection, he said, "Who are my supporters towards God?" The disciples said, "We are God's supporters, we acknowledge God and we bear witness that we have peacefully surrendered."

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    "Our Lord, we acknowledged what You have sent down; we followed the messenger, so record us with those who bear witness."

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    They schemed and God schemed, but God is the best schemer.

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    God said, "O Jesus, I will terminate you, and raise you to Me, and cleanse you of those who have rejected, and make those who have followed you above those who rejected, until the day of Resurrection; then to Me is your return so I will judge between all of you in what you were disputing."

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    "As for those who did not appreciate, I will punish them with a severe punish-ment in this world and in the Hereafter; they will have no supporters."

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    "As for those who acknowledged and did good works, We will pay them their reward; God does not like the wicked."

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    This We recite to you is from the revelation and the wise reminder.

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    The example of Jesus with God is similar to that of Adam; He created him from dust, then He said to him, "Be," and he became.

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    The truth is from your Lord; so do not be of those who are doubtful.

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    Whoever debates with you in this after the knowledge has come to you, then say, "Let us call our children and your children, our women and your women, ourselves and yourselves, then, let us call out, and we shall make God's curse upon the liars."

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    This is the narration of truth, there is no god but God; and God is the Noble, the Wise.

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    If they turn away, then God is aware of the corruptors.

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    Say, "O people of the book, let us come to a common statement between us and between you; that we do not serve except God, and do not set up anything at all with Him, and that none of us takes each other as lords beside God." If they turn away, then say, "Bear witness that we have peacefully surrendered."

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    "O people of the book, why do you debate us about Abraham when the Torah and the Injeel were not sent down except after him? Do you not reason?"

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    Here you have debated in what you knew; so why then do you debate in what you do not know? God knows while you may not know.

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    Abraham was neither a Jew nor a Nazarene, but he was a monotheist who peacefully surrendered; he was not of those who set up partners.

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    The closest people to Abraham are those who followed him, this prophet, and those who acknowledged; and God is the ally of those who acknowledge.

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    A group from the people of the book wished that they could misguide you, but they only misguide themselves and they do not notice.

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    O people of the book, why do you reject God's signs while you are bearing witness?

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    O people of the book, why do you dress the truth with falsehood and conceal the truth while you know?

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    A group among the people of the book said, "Acknowledge what was revealed to those who acknowledged during the beginning of the day, and reject it by the end of it; perhaps they will return."

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    "Do not acknowledge except for those who follow your system."-- say, "The guidance is God's guidance."-- "That anyone should be given similar to what you have been given, or that they debate with you at your Lord." Say, "The bounty is in God's hand, He gives it to whom He chooses, and God is Encompassing, Knowledgeable."

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    He specifies with His mercy whomever He chooses, and God is with Great Bounty.

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    Among the people of the book are those whom if you entrust him with a large amount he gives it back to you, and there are those whom if you entrust with one gold coin he will not return it to you unless you are standing over him. That is because they said, "We have no obligation towards the Gentiles." They say about God lies while knowing.

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    Indeed, anyone who fulfils his pledge and is conscientious, then God loves the conscientious.

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    The ones that purchase with God's pledge and their oaths a small price, those will have no portion in the Hereafter. God will not speak to them nor look at them on the day of Resurrection, nor purify them, and they will have a painful retribution.

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    From amongst them is a group that twists their tongues with the book so that you may count it from the book, while it is not from the book, and they say it is from God while it is not from God, and they knowingly say lies about God.

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    It is not for a human that God would give him the book, the authority, and the prophethood, then he would say to the people: "Be servants to me rather than to God!", rather: "Be devotees to what you have been taught of the book, and to what you studied."

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    Nor does he order you that you take the controllers and the prophets as lords. Would he order you to reject after you have peacefully surrendered?

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    God took a covenant from the prophets: "For what I have given you of the book and wisdom, then a messenger will come to you authenticating what is with you. You will acknowledge him and support him." He said, "Do you testify, and agree to this burden?" they said, "We testify." He said, "Then bear witness, and I am with you bearing witness."

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    Whoever turns away after that, they are the wicked ones.

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    Is it other than God's system that they desire, when those in the heavens and the earth have peacefully surrendered to Him voluntarily or by force? To Him they will be returned.

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    Say, "We acknowledge God and what was sent down to us and what was sent down to Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac, Jacob, the Patriarchs, and what was given to Moses, Jesus and the prophets from their Lord. We do not discriminate between them, and to Him we peacefully surrender."

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    Whoever follows other than peace/peaceful surrender as a system, it will not be accepted from him, and in the Hereafter he is of the losers.

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    How would God guide a people who have rejected after acknowledging and they witnessed that the messenger was true, and the clear evidences had come to them? God does not guide the wicked people.

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    For these, the consequence will be that God's curse will be upon them as well as that of the controllers and the people all together!

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    Eternally they will abide in it, the retribution will not be lightened for them, nor will they be reprieved;

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    Except those who repent after this and reform, then God is Forgiver, Compas-sionate.

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    Those who have rejected after their acknowledgement, then increased in rejection, their repentance will not be ac-cepted; they are the strayers.

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    Those who have rejected and died while they are ingrates, if the earth full of gold were to be ransomed with it, it would not be accepted from any of them. For these there will be a painful retribution and they will have no supporters.

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    You will not reach piety until you spend from what you love. Whatever you spend, God is aware of it.

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    All the food used to be lawful to the Children of Israel except what Israel forbade for himself before the Torah was sent down. Say, "Bring the Torah and recite it if you are truthful."

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    Whoever invents lies about God after this, these are the wicked.

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    Say, "God bears truth. Follow the creed of Abraham, monotheism, and he was not of those who set up partners."

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    The first house established for the public is the one in Bakka, blessed, and guid-ance for the worlds.

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    In it are clear signs: the place of Abraham. Whoever enters it will be secure. Pilgrimage to the sanctuary is a duty from God for the people who can afford a means to it. Whoever rejects, and then God has no need of the worlds.

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    Say, "O people of the book, why do you reject God's signs, while God is witness over what you do?"

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    Say, "O people of the book, why do you repel from the path of God those who acknowledge? You wish to twist it while you were witness. God is not oblivious to what you do."

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    O you who acknowledge, if you obey a group of those who received the book they will turn you after your ac-knowledgement into ingrates!

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    How can you reject when God's signs are being recited to you and His messenger is among you? Whoever holds firmly to God, has been guided to the straight path.

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    O you who acknowledge, be aware of God as He deserves awareness, and do not die except as ones who have peacefully surrendered.

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    Hold firmly to the rope of God, all of you, and do not be separated. Remember God's blessing upon you when you were enemies and He united your hearts, then you became, with His blessing, brothers; and you were on the verge of a pit of fire and He saved you from it. Thus, God clarifies for you His signs, so that you may be guided.

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    Let there be a nation from amongst you that calls towards goodness, and orders recognized norms, and deters from evil. These are the successful ones.

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    Do not be like those who separated and differed after the proof had come to them. For them is a painful retribution.

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    The day on which faces will be brightened and faces will be darkened; as for those whose faces will be darkened: "Did you reject after acknowledging? Taste the retribution for what you rejected."

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    As for those whose faces are brightened, they are in God's mercy, in it they abide eternally.

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    These are God's signs; We recite them to you with truth. God does not want wick-edness for the worlds.

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    To God is all that is in the heavens and in the earth; and to God the events will be returned.

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    You became the best nation that emerged for the people; you order recognized norms, deter from evil, and trust/acknowledge God. If the people of the book acknowledged, it would have been better for them; from amongst them are acknowledgers, but most remain wicked.

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    They will not harm you except in being an annoyance, and if they fight you they will turn and flee; then they will not be supported.

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    They are stricken with humiliation wherever they are found, except through a rope from God and a rope from the people. They earned God's wrath and were stricken with humiliation; that is because they were being unappreciative of God's signs and killing the prophets without just cause. This is the consequence of their disobedience and transgression.

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    They are not all the same, from the people of the book are an upright nation; they recite God's signs during parts of the night and they prostrate.

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    They acknowledge God and the Last day, promote recognized norms and deter from evil, and they hasten in goodness; these are of the reformed ones.

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    What they do of good will not be turned back, and God is aware of the conscientious.

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    As for those who were unappreciative, neither their money nor their children will avail them anything from God. These are the people of the fire, where they abide eternally.

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    The example of what they spend in this world is like a wind in which there is a frost; it afflicts the field of the people who wronged themselves, and thus de-stroys it. God did not wrong them, but it was themselves that they wronged.

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    O you who acknowledge do not take protection from any besides yourselves; they will only disrupt you greatly. They wish that you suffer; the hatred appears from their mouths and what their chests hide is greater! We have made clear for you the signs if you reason.

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    Here you love them while they do not love you, and you acknowledge the whole book. When they meet you they say, "We acknowledge," and when they are alone they bite their fingers out of frustration at you. Say, "Die in your frus-tration, God is aware of what is in the chests."

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    If any good befalls you it disturbs them, and if any bad befalls you they rejoice with it. If you are patient and aware, their planning will not harm you at all. Over all they do God is Encompassing.

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    Recall when you departed from your family to prepare for those who ac-knowledged, their stations for battle, and God is Hearer, Knowledgeable.

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    When the two parties from among you were concerned about their failure, though God was their ally. In God those who acknowledge should trust.

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    God had granted you victory at Badr while you had been the lesser, so be aware of God that you may be thankful.

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    When you said to those who acknowledge: "Is it not enough for you that your Lord would supply you with three thousand of the controllers sent down?"

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    Indeed, if you are patient and are aware and they come and attack you, He will supply you with five thousand of the well-trained controllers.

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    God did not give this except as good news to you, and so that your hearts may be assured with it. Victory is only from God, the Noble, the Wise.

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    Thus, He would sever a group of those who reject, or disgrace them; then they will turn back frustrated.

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    You will have no say in the matter, for He may pardon them, or punish them for their wickedness.

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    To God is what is in the heavens and the earth, He forgives whom He pleases, and He punishes whom He pleases; and God is Forgiving, Compassionate.

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    O you who acknowledge, do not consume usury multiplying over, and be aware of God that you may succeed.

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    Be aware of the fire that has been prepared for the ingrates.

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    Obey God and the messenger so that you may obtain mercy.

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    Race towards forgiveness from your Lord and a paradise whose width encompasses the width of the heavens and the earth; it has been prepared for the conscientious.

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    The ones who spend in prosperity and adversity, repress anger, and pardon the people; God loves the good doers.

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    If they commit any evil, or wrong themselves, they remember God and seek forgiveness for their sins. Who can forgive the sins except God? They do not persist in what they have done while they know.

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    To these the reward will be forgiveness from their Lord and gardens with rivers flowing underneath, eternally abiding in it. Excellent is the reward of the workers.

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    Many nations have come before you. So roam the earth and see what the consequence of the liars was.

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    This is a clarification for the people and a guidance and advice for the conscientious.

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    Do not be weak, and do not grieve, for you are superior, if you have acknowledged.

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    If you are wounded, then know that the other group is also wounded. Such are the days, We alternate them between the people, so that God will know those who acknowledge, and so He may make witnesses from among you; and God does not like the wicked.

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    God will refine those who acknowledge and He will destroy the ingrates.

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    Or did you calculate that you would enter paradise without God knowing those who would strive amongst you and knowing those who are patient?

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    You used to long for death before you came upon it, and now you see it right in front of you!

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    Muhammad is but a messenger, like many messengers that have passed before him. If he dies or gets killed, will you turn back on your heels? Whoever turns back on his heels, he will not harm God in the least. God will reward the thankful.

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    It is not permitted for a person to die except by God's leave in an appointed record. Whoever wants the rewards of this world We give him of it, and whoever wants the reward of the Hereafter, We give him of it. We will reward the thankful.

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    Many a prophet had a large number of devotees fighting with him. They did not waver by what afflicted them in the cause of God, nor did they become weak, nor did they become discouraged; and God loves the steadfast.

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    They said nothing but: "Our Lord, forgive us our sins and our shortcomings in our responsibility, and make firm our foothold, and grant us victory over the ingrates."

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    So God gave them the reward of this world and the best reward of the Hereafter; and God loves the good doers.

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    O you who acknowledge, if you obey those who have rejected, then they will turn you back on your heels and you will turn back as losers.

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    It is God who is your Patron, and He is the best victor.

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    We will cast fear in the hearts of those who rejected, because of what they have set up besides God while He never sent down any authority to do so, and their destiny is the fire. Miserable is the abode of the wicked.

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    God has fulfilled His promise to you, that you would overwhelm them by His leave; but then you failed and disputed in the matter and disobeyed after He showed you what you had sought. Some of you want this world, and some of you want the Hereafter. Then He let you retreat from them that He may test you; and He has pardoned you. God is with great favor over those who have acknowledged.

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    For you were climbing the hill and would not even glance towards anyone, and the messenger was calling you from behind. Therefore, He gave you worry to replace your worry, so that you would not have sadness by what has passed you, or for what afflicted you, and God is Ever-aware of what you do.

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    Then after the worry, He sent down to you sanctity in sleepiness, overtaking a group of you; while another group was worried about themselves; they were thinking about God other than the truth, the thoughts of the days of ignorance. They say, "Why are we involved in this affair?" Say, "The entire affair is up to God." They hide in their persons what they do not show to you; they say, "If we had a say in this affair then none of us would have been killed here." Say, "If you were inside your own homes, then the ones who have been marked for death would have gone forth to their resting place." God will test what is in your chests and bring out what is in your hearts. God is Knowl-edgeable as to what is in the chests.

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    The day the two armies met, the devil caused some of you to turn away, because of what they had gained. God has pardoned them, for God is Forgiver, Compassionate.

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    O you who acknowledge do not be like those who rejected and said to their brothers when they were marching in the land or on the offensive: "If they were here with us they would not have died nor been killed." God will make this a source of grief in their hearts, and God grants life and death, and God is watching over what you do.

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    If you are killed in the cause of God or die, then forgiveness from God and mercy is far greater than all they can put together.

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    If you die or are killed, then to God you will be gathered.

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    It was a mercy from God that you were soft towards them; had you been harsh and mean hearted, they would have dispersed from you; so pardon them and ask forgiveness for them, and consult them in the matter; but when you are convinced, then put your trust in God; God loves those who trust.

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    If God grants you victory then none can defeat you, and if He abandons you then who can grant you victory after Him? In God, those who acknowledge should put their trust.

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    It was not for any prophet that he should embezzle, and he who embezzles will be brought with what he has embezzled on the day of Resurrection, then every person will be given what it has earned without being wronged.

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    Is one who follows the pleasure of God, as one who draws the wrath of God and whose abode is hell? What a miserable destiny!

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    They are in degrees with God, and God is seer of what they do.

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    God has bestowed favor upon those who acknowledge by sending them a messenger from amongst themselves reciting His signs, improving them and teaching them the book and the wisdom, though they were before in manifest confusion.

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    It was when you suffered setback. Even though you afflicted them with twice as much setback, you said, "Where is this coming from?" Say, "It is from your-selves." God is capable of all things.

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    What you suffered on the day the two armies met was by God's leave, and to let those who acknowledge know.

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    To let those who are hypocrites know, that they were told: "Come fight in the cause of God or defend," they said, "If we knew how to fight we would have fol-lowed you." That day they were closer to rejection then they were to acknowl-edgement. They say with their mouths what is not in their hearts, and God knows well what they conceal.

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    Those who remained and said to their brothers, "If they obeyed us they would not have been killed." Say, "Then avert death away from yourselves if you are truthful!"

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    Do not count that those who are killed in the sake of God are dead. No, they are alive at their Lord receiving provi-sions.

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    Happy with what God has granted them from His favor, and they rejoice for those who have yet to follow them. There is no fear over them nor do they grieve.

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    They rejoice with God's blessing and bounty; God will not waste the reward of those who acknowledge.

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    For those who have answered God and the messenger after they were afflicted with wounds, and for those of them who did good and were aware is a great reward.

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    The ones who the people said to them: "The people have gathered against you, so be fearful of them," but it only increased their acknowledgement and they said, "God is enough for us, and He is the best defender."

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    So they came back with a blessing from God and a bounty, no harm would touch them. They had followed the pleasure of God, and God is the One with great bounty.

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    It is only the devil trying to create fear for his allies, so do not fear them, but fear Me if you have acknowledged.

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    Do not be saddened by those who rush into rejection. They will not harm God in the least. God does not wish to make for them any share in the Hereafter, and they will have a great retribution.

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    Those who have purchased rejection with acknowledgement will not harm God in the least, and they will have a painful retribution.

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    Those who do not appreciate should not count that We are providing for them out of the goodness of themselves. We are only providing for them so that they may increase in transgression, and they will have a humiliating retribution.

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    God was not to leave those who acknowledge as they were without distinguishing the rotten from the good. God was not to let you know the future, but God chooses from His messengers whom He wishes; so acknowledge God and His messengers. If you acknowledge and be aware, then you will have a great reward.

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    Those who are stingy with what God has given them of His bounty should not count that it is good for them; no, it is evil for them. They will be surrounded by what they were stingy with on the day of Resurrection. To God will be the inheritance of the heavens and the earth; and God is Ever-aware of what you do.

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    God has heard the words of those who said, "God is poor and we are rich!" We will record what they said as well as their killing of the prophets without just cause. We will say, "Taste the retribution of the fire!"

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    This is for what their hands have brought forth, and God does not wrong the servants.

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    Those who said, "God has pledged to us that we should not acknowledge a mes-senger unless he brings us an offering which the fire will not devour." Say, "Messengers have come to you before me with proof and with what you have said, so why did you kill them if you were truthful?"

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    If they reject you, then messengers before you were also rejected. They came with proof and the Psalms, and the book of enlightenment.

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    Every person will taste death, and you will be recompensed your dues on the day of Resurrection. Whoever escaped the fire and entered into paradise, he has indeed won. This worldly life is nothing more than the enjoyment of vanity.

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    We will test you with your wealth and with yourselves, and you will hear from those who have been given the book before you and from those who set up partners much annoyance. If you strive and be aware, then these are affairs of great resolve.

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    God took the covenant of those who were given the book: "You will proclaim to the people and not conceal it." However, they threw it behind their backs and purchased with it a cheap price. Miserable indeed is what they have purchased.

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    Do not count that those who are happy with what they have been given, and they love to be praised for what they did not do; do not think they are saved from the punishment. For them is a painful retribution.

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    To God is the sovereignty of heavens and earth, and God is capable of all things.

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    In the creation of heavens and earth, and the difference between night and day, are signs for those with intelligence.

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    Those who remember God while standing, and sitting, and on their sides, and they ponder over the creation of the heavens and the earth: "Our Lord you did not create this without purpose, be You glorified, and spare us the retribution of the fire!"

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    "Our Lord, whoever You admit to the fire has been disgraced. The wicked will have no supporters."

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    "Our Lord, we have heard a caller inviting to the acknowledgement: ‘Acknowledge your Lord,’ so we have acknowledged. Our Lord forgive us our evil deeds and remit our sins, and take us with the obedient ones."

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    "Our Lord, and grant us what You have promised through Your messengers, and do not embarrass us on the day of Resurrection. You do not break the promise."

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    Their Lord answered them: "I do not waste the work of any worker from among you, be you male or female, you are all as each other. For those who emigrated and were driven-out from their homes and were harmed in My cause, and they fought and were killed, I will remit for them their sins and admit them to paradises with rivers flowing beneath; a reward from God; and God has the best reward."

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    Do not be deceived by the success of those ingrates throughout the land.

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    A brief enjoyment, then their abode is hell. What a miserable abode!

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    As for those who are aware of their Lord, they will have paradises with rivers flowing beneath; eternally they re-side in it as a dwelling from God. What is with God is better for the righteous.

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    Among the people of the book are those who acknowledge God, what was sent down to you and what was sent down to them. They revere God and they do not purchase with God's signs a cheap price. These will have their reward with their Lord. God is quick in computation.

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    O you who acknowledge, be patient, call for patience, bond together, and be aware of God that you may succeed.