In the Name
of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.
praise is due to Allah, Who created the heavens and the earth and made the darkness and
the light; yet those who disbelieve set up equals with their Lord.
[6.2] He it
is Who created you from clay, then He decreed a term; and there is a term named with Him;
still you doubt.
[6.3] And He
is Allah in the heavens and in the earth; He knows your secret (thoughts) and your open
(words), and He knows what you earn.
there does not come to them any communication of the communications of their Lord but they
turn aside from it.
So they have indeed rejected the truth when it came to them; therefore the truth of what
they mocked at will shine upon them.
they not consider how many a generation We have destroyed before them, whom We had
established in the earth as We have not established you, and We sent the clouds pouring
rain on them in abundance, and We made the rivers to flow beneath them, then We destroyed
them on account of their faults and raised up after them another generation.
[6.7] And if
We had sent to you a writing on a paper, then they had touched it with their hands,
certainly those who disbelieve would have said: This is nothing but clear enchantment.
they say: Why has not an angel been sent down to him? And had We sent down an angel, the
matter would have certainly been decided and then they would not have been respited.
[6.9] And if
We had made him angel, We would certainly have made him a man, and We would certainly have
made confused to them what they make confused.
certainly apostles before you were mocked at, but that which they mocked at encompassed
the scoffers among them.
Travel in the land, then see what was the end of the rejecters.
To whom belongs what is in the heavens and the earth? Say: To Allah; He has ordained mercy
on Himself; most certainly He will gather you on the resurrection day -- there is no doubt
about it. (As for) those who have lost their souls, they will not believe.
to Him belongs whatever dwells in the night and the day; and He is the Hearing, the
Shall I take a guardian besides Allah, the Originator of the heavens and the earth, and He
feeds (others) and is not (Himself) fed. Say: I am commanded to be the first who submits
himself, and you should not be of the polytheists.
Surely I fear, if I disobey my Lord, the chastisement of a grievous day.
from whom it is averted on that day, Allah indeed has shown mercy to him; and this is a
if Allah touch you with affliction, there is none to take it off but He; and if He visit
you with good, then He has power over all things.
He is the Supreme, above His servants; and He is the Wise, the Aware.
What thing is the weightiest in testimony? Say: Allah is witness between you and me; and
this Quran has been revealed to me that with it I may warn you and whomsoever it
reaches. Do you really bear witness that there are other gods with Allah? Say: I do not
bear witness. Say: He is only one God, and surely I am clear of that which you set up
whom We have given the Book recognize him as they recognize their sons; (as for) those who
have lost their souls, they will not believe.
who is more unjust than he who forges a lie against Allah or (he who) gives the lie to His
communications; surely the unjust will not be successful.
on the day when We shall gather them all together, then shall We say to those who
associated others (with Allah): Where are your associates whom you asserted?
their excuse would be nothing but that they would say: By Allah, our Lord, we were not
how they lie against their own souls, and that which they forged has passed away from
of them is he who hearkens to you, and We have cast veils over their hearts lest they
understand it and a heaviness into their ears; and even if they see every sign they will
not believe in it; so much so that when they come to you they only dispute with you; those
who disbelieve say: This is naught but the stories of the ancients.
they prohibit (others) from it and go far away from it, and they only bring destruction
upon their own souls while they do not perceive.
could you see when they are made to stand before the fire, then they shall say: Would that
we were sent back, and we would not reject the communications of our Lord and we would be
of the believers.
what they concealed before shall become manifest to them; and if they were sent back, they
would certainly go back to that which they are forbidden, and most surely they are liars.
they say: There is nothing but our life of this world, and we shall not be raised.
could you see when they are made to stand before their Lord. He will say: Is not this the
truth? They will say: Yea! by our Lord. He will say: Taste then the chastisement because
are losers indeed who reject the meeting of Allah; until when the hour comes upon them all
of a sudden they shall say: O our grief for our neglecting it! and they shall bear their
burdens on their backs; now surely evil is that which they bear.
this world's life is naught but a play and an idle sport and certainly the abode of the
hereafter is better for those who guard (against evil); do you not then understand?
know indeed that what they say certainly grieves you, but surely they do not call you a
liar; but the unjust deny the communications of Allah.
certainly apostles before you were rejected, but they were patient on being rejected and
persecuted until Our help came to them; and there is none to change the words of Allah,
and certainly there has come to you some information about the messengers.
if their turning away is hard on you, then if you can seek an opening (to go down) into
the earth or a ladder (to ascend up) to heaven so that you should bring them a sign and if
Allah had pleased He would certainly have gathered them all on guidance, therefore be not
of the ignorant.
those accept who listen; and (as to) the dead, Allah will raise them, then to Him they
shall be returned.
they say: Why has not a sign been sent down to him from his Lord? Say: Surely Allah is
able to send down a sign, but most of them do not know.
there is no animal that walks upon the earth nor a bird that flies with its two wings but
(they are) genera like yourselves; We have not neglected anything in the Book, then to
their Lord shall they be gathered.
they who reject Our communications are deaf and dumb, in utter darkness; whom Allah
pleases He causes to err and whom He pleases He puts on the right way.
Tell me if the chastisement of Allah should overtake you or the hour should come upon you,
will you call (on others) besides Allah, if you are truthful?
Him you call upon, so He clears away that for which you pray if He pleases and you forget
what you set up (with Him).
certainly We sent (apostles) to nations before you then We seized them with distress and
affliction in order that they might humble themselves.
why did they not, when Our punishment came to them, humble themselves? But their hearts
hardened and the Shaitan made what they did fair-seeming to them.
when they neglected that with which they had been admonished, We opened for them the doors
of all things, until when they rejoiced in what they were given We seized them suddenly;
then lo! they were in utter despair.
the roots of the people who were unjust were cut off; and all praise is due to Allah, the
Lord of the worlds.
Have you considered that if Allah takes away your hearing and your sight and sets a seal
on your hearts, who is the god besides Allah that can bring it to you? See how We repeat
the communications, yet they turn away.
Have you considered if the chastisement of Allah should overtake you suddenly or openly,
will any be destroyed but the unjust people?
We send not messengers but as announcers of good news and givers of warning, then whoever
believes and acts aright, they shall have no fear, nor shall they grieve.
(as for) those who reject Our communications, chastisement shall afflict them because they
I do not say to you, I have with me the treasures of Allah, nor do I know the unseen, nor
do I say to you that I am an angel; I do not follow aught save that which is revealed to
me. Say: Are the blind and the seeing one alike? Do you not then reflect?
warn with it those who fear that they shall be gathered to their Lord -- there is no
guardian for them, nor any intercessor besides Him -- that they may guard (against evil).
do not drive away those who call upon their Lord in the morning and the evening, they
desire only His favor; neither are you answerable for any reckoning of theirs, nor are
they answerable for any reckoning of yours, so that you should drive them away and thus be
of the unjust.
thus do We try some of them by others so that they say: Are these they upon whom Allah has
conferred benefit from among us? Does not Allah best know the grateful?
when those who believe in Our communications come to you, say: Peace be on you, your Lord
has ordained mercy on Himself, (so) that if any one of you does evil in ignorance, then
turns after that and acts aright, then He is Forgiving, Merciful.
thus do We make distinct the communications and so that the way of the guilty may become
I am forbidden to serve those whom you call upon besides Allah. Say: I do not follow your
low desires, for then indeed I should have gone astray and I should not be of those who go
Surely I have manifest proof from my Lord and you call it a lie; I have not with me that
which you would hasten; the t judgment is only Allah's; He relates the truth and He is the
best of deciders.
If that which you desire to hasten were with me, the matter would have certainly been
decided between you and me; and Allah best knows the unjust.
with Him are the keys of the unseen treasures -- none knows them but He; and He knows what
is in the land and the sea, and there falls not a leaf but He knows it, nor a grain in the
darkness of the earth, nor anything green nor dry but (it is all) in a clear book.
He it is Who takes your souls at night (in sleep), and He knows what you acquire in the
day, then He raises you up therein that an appointed term may be fulfilled; then to Him is
your return, then He will inform you of what you were doing.
He is the Supreme, above His servants, and He sends keepers over you; until when death
comes to one of you, Our messengers cause him to die, and they are not remiss.
are they sent back to Allah, their Master, the True one; now surely His is the judgment
and He is swiftest in taking account.
Who is it that delivers you from the dangers of the land and the sea (when) you call upon
Him (openly) humiliating yourselves, and in secret: If He delivers us from this, we should
certainly be of the grateful ones.
Allah delivers you from them and from every distress, but again you set up others (with
He has the power that He should send on you a chastisement from above you or from beneath
your feet, or that He should throw you into confusion, (making you) of different parties;
and make some of you taste the fighting of others. See how We repeat the communications
that they may understand.
your people call it a lie and it is the very truth. Say: I am not placed in charge of you.
every prophecy is a term, and you will come to know (it).
when you see those who enter into false discourses about Our communications, withdraw from
them until they enter into some other discourse, and if the Shaitan causes you to forget,
then do not sit after recollection with the unjust people.
naught of the reckoning of their (deeds) shall be against those who guard (against evil),
but (theirs) is only to remind, haply they may guard.
leave those who have taken their religion for a play and an idle sport, and whom this
world's life has deceived, and remind (them) thereby lest a soul should be given up to
destruction for what it has earned; it shall not have besides Allah any guardian nor an
intercessor, and if it should seek to give every compensation, it shall not be accepted
from it; these are they who shall be given up to destruction for what they earned; they
shall have a drink of boiling water and a painful chastisement because they disbelieved.
Shall we call on that besides Allah, which does not benefit us nor harm us, and shall we
be returned back on our heels after Allah has guided us, like him whom the Shaitans have
made to fall down perplexed in the earth? He has companions who call him to the right way,
(saying): Come to us. Say: Surely the guidance of Allah, that is the (true) guidance, and
we are commanded that we should submit to the Lord of the worlds.
that you should keep up prayer and be careful of (your duty to) Him; and He it is to Whom
you shall be gathered.
He it is Who has created the heavens and the earth with truth, and on the day He says: Be,
it is. His word is the truth, and His is the kingdom on the day when the trumpet shall be
blown; the Knower of the unseen and the seen; and He is the Wise, the Aware.
when Ibrahim said to his sire, Azar: Do you take idols for gods? Surely I see you and your
people in manifest error.
thus did We show Ibrahim the kingdom of the heavens and the earth and that he might be of
those who are sure.
when the night over-shadowed him, he saw a star; said he: Is this my Lord? So when it set,
he said: I do not love the setting ones.
when he saw the moon rising, he said: Is this my Lord? So when it set, he said: If my Lord
had not guided me I should certainly be of the erring people.
when he saw the sun rising, he said: Is this my Lord? Is this the greatest? So when it
set, he said: O my people! surely I am clear of what you set up (with Allah).
Surely I have turned myself, being upright, wholly to Him Who originated the heavens and
the earth, and I am not of the polytheists.
his people disputed with him. He said: Do you dispute with me respecting Allah? And He has
guided me indeed; and I do not fear in any way those that you set up with Him, unless my
Lord pleases; my Lord comprehends all things in His knowledge; will you not then mind?
how should I fear what you have set up (with Him), while you do not fear that you have set
up with Allah that for which He has not sent down to you any authority; which then of the
two parties is surer of security, if you know?
who believe and do not mix up their faith with iniquity, those are they who shall have the
security and they are those who go aright.
this was Our argument which we gave to Ibrahim against his people; We exalt in dignity
whom We please; surely your Lord is Wise, Knowing.
We gave to him Ishaq and Yaqoub; each did We guide, and Nuh did We guide before, and of
his descendants, Dawood and Sulaiman and Ayub and Yusuf and Haroun; and thus do We reward
those who do good (to others).
Zakariya and Yahya and Isa and Ilyas; every one was of the good;
Ismail and Al-Yasha and Yunus and Lut; and every one We made to excel (in) the worlds:
from among their fathers and their descendants and their brethren, and We chose them and
guided them into the right way.
is Allah's guidance, He guides thereby whom He pleases of His servants; and if they had
set up others (with Him), certainly what they did would have become ineffectual for them.
are they to whom We gave the book and the wisdom and the prophecy; therefore if these
disbelieve in it We have already entrusted with it a people who are not disbelievers in
are they whom Allah guided, therefore follow their guidance. Say: I do not ask you for any
reward for it; it is nothing but a reminder to the nations.
they do not assign to Allah the attributes due to Him when they say: Allah has not
revealed anything to a mortal. Say: Who revealed the Book which Musa brought, a light and
a guidance to men, which you make into scattered writings which you show while you conceal
much? And you were taught what you did not know, (neither) you nor your fathers. Say:
Allah then leave them sporting in their vain discourses.
this is a Book We have revealed, blessed, verifying that which is before it, and that you
may warn the metropolis and those around her; and those who believe in the hereafter
believe in it, and they attend to their prayers constantly.
who is more unjust than he who forges a lie against Allah, or says: It has been revealed
to me; while nothing has been revealed to him, and he who says: I can reveal the like of
what Allah has revealed? and if you had seen when the unjust shall be in the agonies of
death and the angels shall spread forth their hands: Give up your souls; today shall you
be recompensed with an ignominious chastisement because you spoke against Allah other than
the truth and (because) you showed pride against His communications.
certainly you have come to Us alone as We created you at first, and you have left behind
your backs the things which We gave you, and We do not see with you your intercessors
about whom you asserted that they were (Allah's) associates in respect to you; certainly
the ties between you are now cut off and what you asserted is gone from you.
Surely Allah causes the grain and the stone to germinate; He brings forth the living from
the dead and He brings forth the dead from the living; that is Allah! how are you then
causes the dawn to break; and He has made the night for rest, and the sun and the moon for
reckoning; this is an arrangement of the Mighty, the Knowing.
He it is Who has made the stars for you that you might follow the right way thereby in the
darkness of the land and the sea; truly We have made plain the communications for a people
He it is Who has brought you into being from a single soul, then there is (for you) a
resting-place and a depository; indeed We have made plain the communications for a people
He it is Who sends down water from the cloud, then We bring forth with it buds of all
(plants), then We bring forth from it green (foliage) from which We produce grain piled up
(in the ear); and of the palm-tree, of the sheaths of it, come forth clusters (of dates)
within reach, and gardens of grapes and olives and pomegranates, alike and unlike; behold
the fruit of it when it yields the fruit and the ripening of it; most surely there are
signs in this for a people who believe.
they make the jinn associates with Allah, while He created them, and they falsely
attribute to Him sons and daughters without knowledge; glory be to Him, and highly exalted
is He above what they ascribe (to Him).
Wonderful Originator of the heavens and the earth! How could He have a son when He has no
consort, and He (Himself) created everything, and He is the Knower of all things.
is Allah, your Lord, there is no god but He; the Creator of all things, therefore serve
Him, and He has charge of all things.
Vision comprehends Him not, and He comprehends (all) vision; and He is the Knower of
subtleties, the Aware.
Indeed there have come to you clear proofs from your Lord; whoever will therefore see, it
is for his own soul and whoever will be blind, it shall be against himself and I am not a
keeper over you.
thus do We repeat the communications and that they may say: You have read; and that We may
make it clear to a people who know.
Follow what is revealed to you from your Lord; there is no god but He; and withdraw from
if Allah had pleased, they would not have set up others (with Him) and We have not
appointed you a keeper over them, and you are not placed in charge of them.
do not abuse those whom they call upon besides Allah, lest exceeding the limits they
should abuse Allah out of ignorance. Thus have We made fair seeming to every people their
deeds; then to their Lord shall be their return, so He will inform them of what they did.
they swear by Allah with the strongest of their oaths, that if a sign came to them they
would most certainly believe in it. Say: Signs are only with Allah; and what should make
you know that when it comes they will not believe?
We will turn their hearts and their sights, even as they did not believe in it the first
time, and We will leave them in their inordinacy, blindly wandering on.
even if We had sent down to them the angels and the dead had spoken to them and We had
brought together all things before them, they would not believe unless Allah pleases, but
most of them are ignorant.
thus did We make for every prophet an enemy, the Shaitans from among men and jinn, some of
them suggesting to others varnished falsehood to deceive (them), and had your Lord pleased
they would not have done it, therefore leave them and that which they forge.
that the hearts of those who do not believe in the hereafter may incline to it and that
they may be well pleased with it and that they may earn what they are going to earn (of
Shall I then seek a judge other than Allah? And He it is Who has revealed to you the Book
(which is) made plain; and those whom We have given the Book know that it is revealed by
your Lord with truth, therefore you should not be of the disputers.
the word of your Lord has been accomplished truly and justly; there is none who can change
His words, and He is the Hearing, the Knowing.
if you obey most of those in the earth, they will lead you astray from Allah's way; they
follow but conjecture and they only lie.
Surely your Lord -- He best knows who goes astray from His way, and He best knows those
who follow the right course.
Therefore eat of that on which Allah's name has been mentioned if you are believers in His
what reason have you that you should not eat of that on which Allah's name has been
mentioned, and He has already made plain to you what He has forbidden to you -- excepting
what you are compelled to; and most surely many would lead (people) astray by their low
desires out of ignorance; surely your Lord -- He best knows those who exceed the limits.
abandon open and secret sin; surely they who earn sin shall be recompensed with what they
do not eat of that on which Allah's name has not been mentioned, and that is most surely a
transgression; and most surely the Shaitans suggest to their friends that they should
contend with you; and if you obey them, you shall most surely be polytheists.
he who was dead then We raised him to life and made for him a light by which he walks
among the people, like him whose likeness is that of one in utter darkness whence he
cannot come forth? Thus what they did was made fair seeming to the unbelievers.
thus have We made in every town the great ones to be its guilty ones, that they may plan
therein; and they do not plan but against their own souls, and they do not perceive.
when a communication comes to them they say: We will not believe till we are given the
like of what Allah's apostles are given. Allah best knows where He places His message.
There shall befall those who are guilty humiliation from Allah and severe chastisement
because of what they planned.
Therefore (for) whomsoever Allah intends that He would guide him aright, He expands his
breast for Islam, and (for) whomsoever He intends that He should cause him to err, He
makes his breast strait and narrow as though he were ascending upwards; thus does Allah
lay uncleanness on those who do not believe.
this is the path of your Lord, (a) right (path); indeed We have made the communications
clear for a people who mind.
shall have the abode of peace with their Lord, and He is their guardian because of what
on the day when He shall gather them all together: O assembly of jinn! you took away a
great part of mankind. And their friends from among the men shall say: Our Lord! some of
us profited by others and we have reached our appointed term which Thou did appoint for
us. He shall say: The fire is your abode, to abide in it, except as Allah is pleased;
surely your Lord is Wise, Knowing.
thus do We make some of the iniquitous to befriend others on account of what they earned.
assembly of jinn and men! did there not come to you apostles from among you, relating to
you My communications and warning you of the meeting of this day of yours? They shall say:
We bear witness against ourselves; and this world's life deceived them, and they shall
bear witness against their own souls that they were unbelievers.
is because your Lord would not destroy towns unjustly while their people were negligent.
all have degrees according to what they do; and your Lord is not heedless of what they do.
your Lord is the Self-sufficient one, the Lord of mercy; if He pleases, He may take you
off, and make whom He pleases successors after you, even as He raised you up from the seed
of another people.
Surely what you are threatened with must come to pass and you cannot escape (it).
O my people! act according to your ability; I too am acting; so you will soon come to
know, for whom (of us) will be the (good) end of the abode; surely the unjust shall not be
they set apart a portion for Allah out of what He has created of tilth and cattle, and
say: This is for Allah -- so they assert -- and this for our associates; then what is for
their associates, it reaches not to Allah, and whatever is (set apart) for Allah, it
reaches to their associates; evil is that which they judge.
thus their associates have made fair seeming to most of the polytheists the killing of
their children, that they may cause them to perish and obscure for them their religion;
and if Allah had pleased, they would not have done it, therefore leave them and that which
they say: These are cattle and tilth prohibited, none shall eat them except such as We
please -- so they assert -- and cattle whose backs are forbidden, and cattle on which they
would not mention Allah's name -- forging a lie against Him; He shall requite them for
what they forged.
they say: What is in the wombs of these cattle is specially for our males, and forbidden
to our wives, and if it be stillborn, then they are all partners in it; He will reward
them for their attributing (falsehood to Allah); surely He is Wise, Knowing.
are lost indeed who kill their children foolishly without knowledge, and forbid what Allah
has given to them forging a lie against Allah; they have indeed gone astray, and they are
not the followers of the right course.
He it is Who produces gardens (of vine), trellised and untrellised, and palms and
seed-produce of which the fruits are of various sorts, and olives and pomegranates, like
and unlike; eat of its fruit when it bears fruit, and pay the due of it on the day of its
reaping, and do not act extravagantly; surely He does not love the extravagant.
of cattle (He created) beasts of burden and those which are fit for slaughter only; eat of
what Allah has given you and do not follow the footsteps of the Shaitan; surely he is your
Eight in pairs -- two of sheep and two of goats. Say: Has He forbidden the two males or
the two females or that which the wombs of the two females contain? Inform me with
knowledge if you are truthful.
two of camels and two of cows. Say: Has He forbidden the two males or the two females or
that which the wombs of the two females contain? Or were you witnesses when Allah enjoined
you this? Who, then, is more unjust than he who forges a lie against Allah that he should
lead astray men without knowledge? Surely Allah does not guide the unjust people.
I do not find in that which has been revealed to me anything forbidden for an eater to eat
of except that it be what has died of itself, or blood poured forth, or flesh of swine--
for that surely is unclean-- or that which is a transgression, other than (the name of)
Allah having been invoked on it; but whoever is driven to necessity, not desiring nor
exceeding the limit, then surely your Lord is Forgiving, Merciful.
to those who were Jews We made unlawful every animal having claws, and of oxen and sheep
We made unlawful to them the fat of both, except such as was on their backs or the
entrails or what was mixed with bones: this was a punishment We gave them on account of
their rebellion, and We are surely Truthful.
if they give you the lie, then say: Your Lord is the Lord of All-encompassing mercy; and
His punishment cannot be averted from the guilty people.
Those who are polytheists will say: If Allah had pleased we would not have associated
(aught with Him) nor our fathers, nor would we have forbidden (to ourselves) anything;
even so did those before them reject until they tasted Our punishment. Say: Have you any
knowledge with you so you should bring it forth to us? You only follow a conjecture and
you only tell lies.
Then Allah's is the conclusive argument; so if He please, He would certainly guide you
Bring your witnesses who should bear witness that Allah has forbidden this, then if they
bear witness, do not bear witness with them; and follow not the low desires of those who
reject Our communications and of those who do not believe in the hereafter, and they make
(others) equal to their Lord.
Come I will recite what your Lord has forbidden to you -- (remember) that you do not
associate anything with Him and show kindness to your parents, and do not slay your
children for (fear of) poverty -- We provide for you and for them -- and do not draw nigh
to indecencies, those of them which are apparent and those which are concealed, and do not
kill the soul which Allah has forbidden except for the requirements of justice; this He
has enjoined you with that you may understand.
do not approach the property of the orphan except in the best manner until he attains his
maturity, and give full measure and weight with justice -- We do not impose on any soul a
duty except to the extent of its ability; and when you speak, then be just though it be
(against) a relative, and fulfill Allah's covenant; this He has enjoined you with that you
may be mindful;
(know) that this is My path, the right one therefore follow it, and follow not (other)
ways, for they will lead you away from His way; this He has enjoined you with that you may
guard (against evil).
Again, We gave the Book to Musa to complete (Our blessings) on him who would do good (to
others), and making plain all things and a guidance and a mercy, so that they should
believe in the meeting of their Lord.
this is a Book We have revealed, blessed; therefore follow it and guard (against evil)
that mercy may be shown to you.
you say that the Book was only revealed to two parties before us and We were truly unaware
of what they read.
lest you should say: If the Book had been revealed to us, we would certainly have been
better guided than they, so indeed there has come to you clear proof from your Lord, and
guidance and mercy. Who then is more unjust than he who rejects Allah's communications and
turns away from them? We will reward those who turn away from Our communications with an
evil chastisement because they turned away.
do not wait aught but that the angels should come to them, or that your Lord should come,
or that some of the signs of your Lord should come. On the day when some of the signs of
your Lord shall come, its faith shall not profit a soul which did not believe before, or
earn good through its faith. Say: Wait; we too are waiting.
Surely they who divided their religion into parts and became sects, you have no concern
with them; their affair is only with Allah, then He will inform them of what they did.
Whoever brings a good deed, he shall have ten like it, and whoever brings an evil deed, he
shall be recompensed only with the like of it, and they shall not be dealt with unjustly.
Surely, (as for) me, my Lord has guided me to the right path; (to) a most right religion,
the faith of Ibrahim the upright one, and he was not of the polytheists.
Surely my prayer and my sacrifice and my life and my death are (all) for Allah, the Lord
of the worlds;
associate has He; and this am I commanded, and I am the first of those who submit.
What! shall I seek a Lord other than Allah? And He is the Lord of all things; and no soul
earns (evil) but against itself, and no bearer of burden shall bear the burden of another;
then to your Lord is your return, so He will inform you of that in which you differed.
He it is Who has made you successors in the land and raised some of you above others by
(various) grades, that He might try you by what He has given you; surely your Lord is
quick to requite (evil), and He is most surely the Forgiving, the Merciful.