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In the name of Allah, Gracious, Merciful.

1H. M.

2A revelation from the most gracious, most merciful

3A book whereof the verses are explained in detail, a Qur’an in Arabic for people who understand.

4Giving good news and admonition: yet most of them turn away and so they hear not.

5They say: “Our hearts are under veils from that to which you invite us, and in our ears is a deafness, and between us and you is a screen: so do what you will; for us we shall do what we will!.”

Bismillahi Rahmani Rahim

1Ha mim

2Tanzilum minar rahmanir rahim

3Kitabun fusilat ayatuhu quranan arabiyyal liqaumi yalamun

4Basiraw wa naziran fa arada aksaruhum fahum la yasmaun

5Wa qalu qulubuna fi akin natim mim ma taduna ilaihi wa fi azanina waqru wa min bainina wa bainika hijabun famal innana amilun

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6Say: “I am but a man like you: it is revealed to me by inspiration that your Allah is one Allah: so stand true to Him and ask for His forgiveness.” And woe unto the idolaters.

7Those who practice not regular charity and who even deny the hereafter.

8For those who believe and work deeds of righteousness is a reward that will never fail.

9Say: Is it that you deny Him who created the earth in two days? And do you join equals with Him? He is the Lord of the worlds.1

10He set on the earth mountains standing firm high above it and bestowed blessings on the earth and measured therein all things to give them nourishment in due proportion in four days in accordance with those who seek sustenance.

6Qul innama ana basarum mitslukum yuha ilaya annama ilahukum ilahuw wahidun fastaqimu ilaihi was tagfiruh wa wailul lil musrikin

7Allazina a yutuna zakata wa hum bil akhiratihum kafirun

8Innal lazina amanu wa amilusalihati lahum ajrun gairu mamnun

9Qul ainnakum latakfuruna bil lazi khalaqal arda fi yaumaini wa tajaluna lahu asdada zalika rabbul alamin

10Wa jaala fiha rawasiya min fauqiha wa baraka fiha wa qad dara fiha aqwataha fi arbaata ayyam sawa alli sa ilin

1. Here is yet another distortion and confusion of the facts of creation. Between verses 9-12, we read of eight days in which the world was created. 2 days mentioned in verse 9, 4 days in verse 10 for the creation of mountains and other earthly blessings for our nourishment, and an additional 2 days mentioned in verse 12 for the creation of seven firmaments. In Qur’an 7:54, 10:3, and in 11:7; six days is given to the creation of the world, as is recorded in the Bible (Genesis 1:31, 2:1-2) So to say here that the heavens and the earth were created in six days is in the least misleading and at best, contradictory. This can never be accepted in the argument for abrogation, because fact is fact and the fact is that the Qur’an has misrepresented God Almighty. In other words he is having a hard time trying to fit into the shoes of God Almighty, who created all these things in six days and to Him we shall all return when death at last claims our souls.

11Moreover He comprehended in His design the sky and it had been as smoke: He said to it and to the earth: “Come together willingly or unwillingly.” They said: “We do come in willing obedience.”

12So He completed them as seven firmaments in two days and He assigned to each heaven its duty and command. And We adorned the lower heaven with lights and provided it with guard. Such is the decree of Him the exalted in might, full of knowledge.

13But if they turn away, say “I have warned you of a stunning punishment like that which overtook the `Ad and the Thamud!”

14Behold the apostles came to them from before them and behind them preaching: “Serve none but Allah.” They said “If our Lord had so pleased He would certainly have sent down angels to preach: now we reject your mission altogether.”

11Summas tawa ilas samai wa hiya dukanun faqala laha wa lil arditiya tauan au karha qalata ataina taiin

12Faqadahun na saba samawati fi yaumaini wa auha fi kull i sama in amraha wa za yan na sama ad dunya bi masabiha wa hifza zalika taqdirul azizil alim

13Fa in aradu faqul anzartukum saiqatam misla saiqati Adiw wa Samud

14Iz ja at humur rusulu min baini aidihim wa min khalfihim alla tabudu ilallah qalu lau sa a rabbuna la anzala malaikatan fa inna bima ursitum bihi kafirun

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15Now the `Ad behaved arrogantly through the land against truth and reason and said: “Who is superior to us in strength?” What! did they not see that Allah who created them was superior to them in strength? But they continued to reject Our signs!

16So We sent against them a furious wind through days of disaster that We might give them a taste of a penalty of humiliation in this life; but the penalty of the hereafter will be more humiliating still: and they will find no help.

17As to the Thamud We gave them guidance but they preferred blindness of heart to guidance; so the stunning punishment of humiliation seized them, because of what they had earned.

15Fa amma Adun fastakbaru filardi bigairil haqqi wa qalu ma asyadu min na quw wah awalam yarau annal lahal lazi khalaqahum huwa asyad du minhum quw wah wa kanu bi ayatina yajhadun

16Fa arsalna alaihim rihan sarsaran fi ayyamin nahisatil linuziqahum azabal khizyi fil hayatid dunya wa laazabal akhirati akhza wa hum la yunsarun

17Wa amma Samudu fahadainahum fastahab bul ama alal huda fa akhazat hum saiqatu azabil hu ni bima kanu yaksibun

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18But We delivered those who believed and practiced righteousness.

19On the day that the enemies of Allah will be gathered together to the fire, they will be marched in ranks.

20At length when they reach the fire their hearing, their sight, and their skins will bear witness against them as to all their deeds.

21They will say to their skins: “Why bear you witness against us?” They will say: “Allah has given us speech, He who gives speech to everything: He created you for the first time and unto Him were you to return.

18Wanaj jainal lazina amanu wakanu yataqun

19Wa yauma yuhsaru ada ul lahi ilan nari fahum yuza un

20Hata iza ma ja uha sahida alaihim samuhum wa absaruhum wa juluduhum bima kanu yamalun

21Wa qalu li juludihim lima sahidtum alaina qalu antaqanal lahul lazi antaqa kulla sai iw wa huwa khalaqkum aw wala mar ratiw wa ilaihi turjaun

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22“And you did not seek to hide yourselves, lest your hearing, your sight, and your skins should bear witness against you! But you did think that Allah knew not many of the things that you used to do!

23“But this thought of yours which you did entertain concerning your Lord has brought you to destruction and now have you become of those utterly lost!”

24If then they have patience, the fire will be a home for them! And if they beg to be received into favor into favor will they not be received.

25And We have destined for them intimate companions who made alluring to them what was before them and behind them; and the sentence among the previous generations of jinns and men who have passed away is proved against them; for they are utterly lost.

22Wa ma kuntum tastatiruna ayashada alaikum samukum wa la absarukum wa la juludukum walakin zanantum annal laha la yalamu katsiram mim ma tamalun

23Wa zalikum zan nukumul lazi zanantum birabbikum ardakum fasbahtum minal khasirin

24Fa iyyasbiru fan naru matswal lahum wa iyyastatibu fama hum minal mutabin

25Wa qa yadna lahum qurana a fa zaa yanu lahum ma baina aidihim wa ma khalfahum wa haqqa alaihimul qaulu fi umamin qad khalat min qablihim minal jin ni wal insi inahum kanu khasirin

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26The unbelievers say: “Listen not to this Qur’an but talk at random in the midst of its reading that you may gain the upper hand!”

27But We will certainly give the Unbelievers a taste of a severe Penalty and We will requite them for the worst of their deeds.

28Such is the requital of the enemies of Allah, the fire: therein will be for them the eternal home: a fit requital for that they were known to reject Our signs.

29And the unbelievers will say: “Our Lord! show us those among jinns and men who misled us: we shall crush them beneath our feet so that they become the vilest.”

26Wa qalal lazina kafaru la tasmau lihazal qurani wal gau fihi laal lakum taglibun

27Falanuziqan nal lazina kafaru azaban sadidaw wa lanajziyan nahum aswa al lazi kanu yamalun

28Zalika jaza u ada lahin naru lahum fiha sarul khuld jaza an bima kanu bi ayatina yajhadun

29Wa qalal lazina kafaru rabbana arinal lazzini adal lana minal jinni wal insina jalhuma tahta aqdamina liyakuna minal azfalin

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30In the case of those who say “Our Lord is Allah” and further stand straight and steadfast, the angels descend on them from time to time: “Fear not!” they suggest “nor grieve! but receive the glad tidings of the garden which you were promised!

31“We are your protectors in this life and in the hereafter: therein shall you have all that your souls shall desire; therein shall you have all that you ask for!

32“A hospitable gift from one always forgiving, most merciful!”

33And who is better in speech than one who calls men to Allah, works righteousness, and says “I am of those who bow in Islam”?

30Innal lazina qalu rabbunal lahu summas taqamu tatana zalu alaihimul malaikatu alla takhafu wa la tahzanu wa absyiru bil jannatil lati kuntum tuadun

31Nahnu auliya ukum fil hayatid dunya wa fil akhirati wa lakum fiha ma tastahi anfusukum wa lakum fi ha ma tadaun

32Nuzulam min gafuri rahim

33Wa man ahsanu qaulam mim man daa ilal lahi wa amila salihaw wa qala innani minal muslimin

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34And can goodness and evil be equal. Repel evil with what is better: then will he between whom and you was hatred become as it were your friend and intimate!

35And no one will be granted such goodness except those who exercise patience and self restraint, none but persons of the greatest good fortune.

36And if an incitement to discord is made to you by the evil one, seek refuge in Allah,. He is the one who hears and knows all things.

37And among His signs are the night and the day, and the sun and moon. Adore not the sun and the moon, but adore Allah who created them, if it is Him you wish to serve.

34Wa la tastawil hasanatu wa las sayyi ah idfa bil lati hiya ahsanu fa izal lazi bainaka wa bainahu adawatun ka annahu waliyun hamim

35Wa ma yulaq qaha ilallazina sabaru wa ma yulaq qaha illa zuha zin azim

36Wa im ma yanzagan naka mina syaitani nazgun fastaiz billah innahu huwas saul alim

37Wa min ayatihil lailu wan naharu was samsu wal qamar la tasjudu lis samsi wa la lilqamari was judu_ lil lahil lazi khalaqahun na inkuntum iyyahu tabudun

 

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38But if they are arrogant: for in the presence of your Lord are those who celebrate His praises by night and by day. And they never flag.

39And among His signs is this: you see the earth barren and desolate; but when We send down rain to it, it is stirred to life and yields increase. Truly He who gives life to the earth can surely give life to those who are dead. For He has power over all things.

40Those who pervert the truth in Our signs are not hidden from Us. Which is better? He that is cast into the fire or he that comes safe through on the day of judgment? Do what you will: Verily, He sees all that you do.

38Fa inis takbaru fal lazina inda rabbika yusab bihuna lahu bil laili wan nahari wa hum la yas amun

39Wa min ayatihi an naka taral arda khasiatan fa iza anzalna alaihal ma ajta zat wa rabat innal lazi ahyaha lamuhyil mauta innahu ala kulli sai in qadir

40Innal lazina yulhiduna fi ayatina la yakhfauna alaina afma yulqa fi nari khairun amma yati amina yaumal qiyamah imalu ma situm innahu bima tamaluna basir

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41Those who reject the message when it comes to them are not hidden from Us; and indeed it is a book of exalted power.

42No falsehood can approach it from before or behind it: it is sent down by one full of wisdom, worthy of all praise.2

43Nothing is said to you that was not said to the apostles before you. That your Lord has at His command all forgiveness as well as a most grievous penalty.

44Had We sent this as a Qur’an in a language other than Arabic, they would have said: “Why are not its verses explained in detail? What! A book not in Arabic and a messenger an Arab?” Say: “It is a guide and a healing to those who believe; and for those who believe not there is a deafness in their ears and it is blindness in their eyes; they are as it were being called from a place far distant!”3

41Innal lazina kafaru bi zikri lama ja ahum wa innahu lakitabun aziz

42La yatihil batilu mim baini yasaihi wa la min khalif tanzilum min hakimin hamid

43Ma yuqalu laka illa ma qad qila lir rusuli min qablik inna rabbaka lazu magfiratiw wa zu iqabin alim

44Wa lau jaalnahu quranan ajami yal laqalu lau la fu silat ayatuh a ajamiy amanu hudaw wa sifa wal lazina la yuminuna fi azanihim waqruw wa huwa alaihim ama ula ika yunadauna mim makanin baid

2. There is no need for falsehood to approach the Qur’an, it is full of it. Even within this very chapter, we read of how the world was created in eight days when it says elsewhere that the heavens and the earth were created in six days. Is that not falsehood within the Quir’an. This is possible because the Qur’an has failed in its internal testimony in Qur’an 4:82, that if it contains contradictions, it means it does not come from Allah and several has been documented. Apparently, Allah could not protect His word against falsehood.

3. This verse is against the theory that the Qur’an was meant as a universal message to all mankind. Rather, it is a book specifically revealed for the Arabs according to this verse. According to which again it reveals that it is not appropriate to reveal a book to a people in another language. Which means, according to this reasoning that, a Qur’an in Arabic could only have been revealed to Arabs, a book in Mandarin could only be for the those Chinese who speak Mandarin, or a message from God to Filipinos may only be in Tagalog or any of the other Philippine languages. That makes religious messages pretty regional and not universal.

This however is not the case with the Bible and its contents. It was revealed to the Hebrews who were ordained as God Almighty’s messengers to take the message to the rest of the world. Acts 1:8 is just one passage dealing with such mandates from God Almighty.

45And We certainly gave Moses the book before; but dispute arose therein. Had it not been for a word that went forth before from your Lord their differences would have been settled between them: but they remained in suspicious disquieting doubt thereon.4

46Whoever works righteousness benefits his own soul; whoever works evil it is against his own soul, nor is your Lord ever unjust to His servants.

47To Him is referred the Knowledge of the hour; no date fruit comes out of its sheath, nor does a female conceive, nor bring forth, but by His knowledge. The day that Allah will propound to them the question “Where are the partners you attributed to Me?” They will say “We do assure you not one of us can bear witness!”

48And the deities they used to invoke before will leave them in the lurch and they will perceive that they have no way of escape.

45Wa laqad ataina Musal kitaba fakhtulifa fih wa lau la kalimatun sabaqat mi rabbika laqudiya bainahum wa innahum lafi sak simminhu murib

46Man amila salihan falinafsihi wa man asa a faalaiha wa ma rabbuka bi zallamil lil abid

47Ilaihi yurad du ilmus saah wa ma takhruju min samaratin min akmamiha wa ma tahmilu min unsa wa la tadau il la bi ilmih wa yauma yunadihim aina suraka I qalu azan naka ma min na min sahid

48Wa dal la anhum ma kanu yad una min qablu wa zannu ma lahum mimahis

4. No dispute arose over any book in the time of Moses because there was no Book. Yusuf Ali alludes to the Sadducees and Pharisees, a group which came up several centuries after Moses as an example. For Allah not to specify what the dispute was about and in which Book of Moses, chapter and verse, is indicative of the fact that this story is made up and not factual.

49Man does not weary of asking for good but if ill touches him, he gives up all hope and is lost in despair.

50And when We give him a taste of some mercy from Ourselves after some adversity has touched him he is sure to say “This is due to my merit: I think not that the hour of judgment will ever be established; but if I am brought back to my Lord, I have good in His sight!” But We will show the unbelievers the truth of all that they did and We shall give them the taste of a severe penalty.

51And when We bestow favors on man he turns away and gets himself remote on his side instead of coming to Us; and when evil seizes him he comes full of prolonged prayer!

49La yas amul insanu min duail khair wa immas sahu saru fayausun qanuth

50Wa la in adzaqnahu rahmatam minna mim badi dara a masat hu layaqulan na haza li wa ma azhun nu sa ata qa imata wa la ir rujitu ila rabbi inna li indahu lalhusna fa lanunab bi annal lazina kafaru bima amilu wa lanuziqan nahum min azabin galiz

52Say: “See if the revelation is from Allah and yet do you reject it? Who is more astray than one who is in schism far from any purpose?”

53Soon will We show them Our signs in the furthest regions of the earth, and in their own souls until it becomes manifest to them that this is the truth. Is it not enough that your Lord does witness all things?

54Ah indeed! are they in doubt concerning the meeting with their Lord? Ah indeed! it is He that does encompass all things!

52Qul ara aitum inkana min indil lahi summa kafartum bihi man adhal lu mim man huwa fi siqaqin baid

53Sanurihim ayatina fil afaqi wa fi anfusihim hata yataba yana lahum an nahul haq awalam yakfi birab bika annahu ala kulli sai in sahid

54Ala innahum fi miryatim mil liqai rabbihim ala innahu bikuli sai im muhit

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