In the name of Allah, Gracious, Merciful.
1By the time.
2Verily, man is in loss.
3Except such as have faith and do righteous deeds and in the
mutual teaching of truth and of patience and constancy.1
Bismillahi Rahmani Rahim
2Inna linsana lafi khusr
3Illal lazina amanu wa amilu shalihati wa tawashau bil haqqi wa
1. This is
another example of the difference between the Bible and the Qur'an. Faith
and works is said to lead a man to avoid “loss”. But the Apostle Paul wrote
in Romans 3:20, “Therefore, no human being will be
justified in God's sight by means of the works prescribed by the law, for
through the law comes the full knowledge of sin.”
Paul goes on to
comment about the nature of salvation in Ephesians 2:8, where he says:
“For by such
grace you have been saved through faith. This does not come from you; it is
the gift of God.”