01 January 2007

Favourite QURAN Verses

bismillah ar rahmaani ar raheem

All quotes here from the English interpretation
by N.J. Dawood 1999 (Penguin Books)


فمن يرد الله ان يهديه يشرح صدره للاسلام

If God intends to guide a man,
He opens his bosom to Islam (6:125)


You cannot guide whomever you please:
it is God who guides whom He will.
He best knows those
who yield to guidance (28:56)

This is but an admonition to all men:
to those among you
that have the will to be upright.
Yet you cannot choose,
except by the will of God,
Lord of the Universe (81:27-29)

Are they seeking a religion other than God's,
when every soul in the heavens and the earth
has submitted to Him,
willingly or by compulsion?
To Him shall they return (3:83)

We will show them Our signs
in all the regions of the earth
and in their own souls,
until they clearly see that this is the truth (41:53)

The day will surely come
when those who disbelieve
will wish that they were muslims.
Let them feast and make merry;
and let their hopes beguile them.
They shall learn (15:2-3)

Are the disbelievers unaware
that the heavens and the earth
were but one solid mass which We tore asunder,
and that We made every living thing from water?
Will they not have faith? (21:30)

It was not in jest that We created the heavens
and the earth and all that lies between them.
We created them to reveal the truth.
But of this most men
have no knowledge (44:38-39)

We created you:
will you not believe then in Our power? (56:57)

Men are tempted
by the lure of women and offspring,
of hoarded treasures of gold and silver,
of splendid horses, cattle, and plantations.
These are the enjoyments of this life,
but far better is the return to God (3:14)

We have set forth for men in this Quran
all manner of arguments,
yet most of them persist in unbelief.
They say: 'We will not believe in you
until you make a spring
gush from the earth before our very eyes,
or cause rivers to flow
in a grove of palms and vines;
until you cause the sky to fall upon us in pieces,
as you have threatened to do,
or bring down God and the angels in our midst;
until you build a house of gold,
or ascend to heaven:
nor will we believe in your ascent
until you have sent down for us
a book which we can read'.
Say: 'Glory be to my Lord!
Am I not but an emissary,
made of flesh and blood?'
Nothing prevents men from having faith
when guidance is revealed to them
but the excuse:
'Can it be that God has sent
a human being as an emissary?'
Say: 'Had the earth been safe enough
for angels to walk on,
We would have sent down to them
an angel from heaven as an emissary' (17:89-95)

And when our judgment has been passed,
Satan will say to them:
'True was the promise which God made you.
I too made you a promise, but did not keep it.
Yet had I no power over you.
I only called you, and you answered me.
Do not now blame me but blame yourselves.
I cannot help you, nor can you help me.
I never believed, as you did,
that I was God's equal' (14:22)

There shall be no compulsion in religion (2:256)

If We abrogate a verse
or cause it to be forgotten,
We will replace it by a better one or one similar.
Did you not know that God
has power over all things? (2:106)

None should visit the mosques of God
except those who believe in God and the Last Day,
attend to their prayers and render the alms levy
and fear none but God.
These shall be rightly guided (9:18)


People of the Book,
why do you argue about Abraham
when both the Torah and the Gospel
were not revealed till after him?
Have you no sense? (3:65)

Abraham was neither Jew nor Christian.
He was an upright man,
one who submitted to God (3:67)

He has ordained for you the faith
which He enjoined on Noah,
and which We have revealed to you;
which We enjoined on Abraham, Moses,
and Jesus, saying:
'Observe the Faith and do not
divide yourselves into factions' (42:13)

Say: 'We believe in God
and that which has been revealed to us;
in what was revealed to Abraham, Ishmael,
Isaac, Jacob, and the tribes;
to Moses and Jesus
and the other prophets by their Lord.
We make no distinction among any of them,
and to Him we submit' (2:136)

'Do you claim that Abraham, Ishmael,
Isaac, Jacob, and the tribes,
were all Jews or Christians?'
Say: 'Who knows better, you or God?' (2:140)

And who has a nobler religion
than he who submits to God, does what is right,
and follows the faith of saintly Abraham,
whom God chose to be His friend? (4:125)

Thus God, the Mighty One, the Wise One,
inspires you as He inspired
others before you (42:3)

We inspired all the apostles We sent before you,
saying: 'There is no god but Me.
Therefore serve Me' (21:25)

They have no true notion of God's glory,
those that say:
'God has never revealed anything to a mortal'.
Say: 'Who, then, revealed the Scriptures
which Moses brought down,
a light and a guide for mankind?' .....
Say: 'God!'
Then leave them to amuse themselves
with foolish chatter (6:91)

Say: 'I do not tell you that I possess
God's treasures or know what is hidden,
nor do I claim to be an angel.
I follow only that which is revealed to me (6:50)

Nothing is said to you that has not been said
to other apostles before you (41:43)

If they disbelieve you, say:
'My deeds are mine and your deeds are yours.
You are not accountable for my actions,
nor am I accountable for what you do' (10:41)

He [Muhammad] is the Apostle of God
and the Seal of the Prophets.
Surely God has knowledge of all things (33:40)


The Jews say the Christians are misguided,
and the Christians say
it is the Jews who are misguided.
Yet they both read the Scriptures.
And the ignorant say the same of both.
God will on the Day of Resurrection
judge their disputes (2:113)

You will please neither the Jews
nor the Christians
unless you follow their faith.
Say: 'God's guidance
is the only guidance' (2:120)

They declare:
'None shall enter Paradise
but Jews and Christians'.
Such are their wishful fancies (2:111)

The Jews and the Christians say:
'We are the children of God and His loved ones'.
Say: 'Why then does He punish you for your sins?
Surely you are mortals of His own creation' (5:18)

Believers, take neither the Jews
nor the Christians for your friends.
They are friends with one another.
Whoever of you seeks their friendship
shall become one of their number (5:51)


It is unlawful for a believer
to kill another believer,
accidents excepted (4:92)

He that kills a believer by design
shall burn in Hell forever (4:93)


A voice cried out:
'Earth, swallow up your waters.
Heaven, cease your rain!'
The floods abated, and His will was done.
The ark came to rest upon Al-Judi,
and a voice declared:
'Gone are the evil-doers' (11:44)

It is He that has made the night
a mantle for you, and sleep a rest.
He makes each day a resurrection (25:47)

Do not walk proudly on the earth.
You cannot split the earth,
nor can you rival the mountains in stature (17:37)

He that does good does it for his own soul;
and he that commits evil does so at his own peril.
Your Lord is never unjust to His servants (41:46)


God! There is no god but Him,
the Living, the Ever-existent One (3:2)

He is God, the Creator,
the Originator, the Modeller.
His are the most gracious names.
All that is in the heavens and the earth
gives glory to Him.
He is the Mighty, the Wise One (59:24)

He has the keys of all that is hidden:
none knows them but He.
He has knowledge of all that land
and sea contain:
every leaf that falls is known to Him.
There is no grain
in the darkest bowels of the earth,
nor anything green or sear,
but is recorded in a glorious Book.
It is He that claims you back by night,
knowing what you have done by day,
and then rouses you up
to fulfil your allotted span of life.
Then to Him shall you return,
and He will then declare to you
all that you have done (6:59-60)

It is God who splits the seed and the fruit-stone.
He brings forth the living from the dead
and the dead from the living.
Such is God.
How then can you turn away? (6:95)


The seven heavens, the earth,
and all who dwell in them give glory to Him.
All creatures celebrate His praises (17:44)

Do you not see that those
in the heavens and the earth,
the sun and the moon and the stars,
the mountains and the trees, the beasts,
and countless men -
all do homage to God? (22:18)

Do you not see how God is praised
by those in the heavens and those on earth?
The very birds praise Him as they wing their way.
He notes the prayers and praises
of all his creatures;
God has knowledge of all their actions (24:41)

It is the Merciful
who has taught the Quran.
He created man
and taught him articulate speech.
The sun and the moon
pursue their ordered course.
The plants and the trees
bow down in adoration.
He raised the heaven on high
and set the balance of all things,
that you might not
transgress that balance (55:2-8)

All that is in the heavens and the earth
gives glory to God.
He is the Mighty, the Wise One.
It is He that has sovereignty
over the heavens and the earth.
He ordains life and death, and
has power over all things.
He is the First and the Last,
the Visible and the Unseen.
He has knowledge of all things (57:1-3)

If you render Him no thanks,
know that God does not need you.
Yet the ingratitude of His servants
does not please Him.
If you are thankful,
your thanks will please Him (39:7)

And Moses said:
'If you and all who dwell on earth
prove thankless, He does not need your thanks,
though He deserves your praise' (14:8)

Say: 'It is He who has brought you into being,
and given you ears and eyes and hearts.
Yet you are seldom thankful' (67:23)


All this is written in previous scriptures;
the scriptures of Abraham and Moses (87:18-19)

We have revealed the Torah,
in which there is guidance and light.
By it the prophets who submitted to God
judged the Jews (5:44)

After them We sent forth Jesus son of Mary,
confirming the Torah already revealed,
and gave him the Gospel,
in which there is guidance and light,
corroborating what was revealed
before it in the Torah:
a guide and an admonition
to the righteous (5:46)

He has revealed to you the Book with the Truth,
confirming the scriptures which preceded it;
for He has already revealed the Torah
and the Gospel for the guidance of mankind,
and the distinction between right and wrong (3:3)

We have divided the Quran

into sections so that you may recite it
to the people with deliberation.
We have imparted it

by gradual revelation (17:106)

And to you We have revealed
the Book with the truth.
It confirms the Scriptures which came before it
and stands as a guardian over them (5:48)


About prophet Jesus / Isa:

The Jews say Ezra is the son of God,
while the Christians say the Messiah
is the son of God.
Such are their assertions,
by which they imitate the infidels of old.
God confound them!
How perverse they are! (9:30)

They make of their clerics and their monks,
and of the Messiah, the son of Mary,
Lords besides God;
though they were ordered to serve one God only.
There is no God but Him.
Exalted be He
above those they deify besides Him! (9:31)

Unbelievers are those who declare:
'God is the Messiah, the son of Mary'.
Say: 'Who could prevent God,
if He so willed,
from destroying the Messiah,
the son of Mary, his mother,
and all the people of the earth?' (5:17)

Unbelievers are those that say:
'God is the Messiah, the son of Mary'.
For the Messiah himself said:
'Children of Israel, serve God,
my Lord and your Lord' (5:72)

Unbelievers are those that say:
'God is one of three'.
There is but one God (5:73)

The Messiah, the son of Mary,
was no more than an apostle:
other apostles passed away before him.
His mother was a saintly woman.
They both ate earthly food (5:75)

No mortal whom God has given the Scriptures
and whom He has endowed with judgment
and prophethood would say to men:
'Worship me instead of God'.
But rather: 'Be devoted servants of God, for you
have taught and studied the Scriptures' (3:79)

They denied the truth
and uttered a monstrous falsehood against Mary.
They declared:
'We have put to death the Messiah,
Jesus son of Mary, the apostle of God'.
They did not kill him, nor did they crucify him,
but they thought they did (4:156-157)

People of the Book,
do not transgress the bounds of your religion.
Speak nothing but the truth about God.
The Messiah, Jesus son of Mary,
was no more than God's apostle
and His Word which He cast to Mary:
a spirit from Him.
So believe in God and His apostles
and do not say: 'Three'.
Forbear, and it shall be better for you.
God is but one God.
God forbid that He should have a son! (4:171)

Then God will say:
'Jesus son of Mary,
did you ever say to mankind:
'Worship me and my mother
as gods besides God' ?'.
'Glory be to You', he will answer,
'I could never have claimed
what I have no right to.
If I had ever said so,
You would have surely known it.
You know what is in my mind,
but I know not what is in Yours.
You alone know what is hidden.
I told them only what
You bade me. I said:
'Serve God, my Lord and your Lord' (5:116-117)

They say:
'God has begotten a son'.
God forbid! Self-sufficient is He.
His is all that the heavens and the earth contain.
Surely for this you have no sanction.
Would you say of God
what you know not? (10:68)

Such was Jesus son of Mary.
That is the whole truth, which they still doubt.
God forbid that He Himself should beget a son!
When He decrees a thing He need only say:
'Be', and it is (19:34-35)

Those who say:
'The Lord of Mercy has begotten a son',
preach a monstrous falsehood,
at which the very heavens might crack,
the earth split asunder,
and the mountains crumble to dust.
That they should ascribe a son to the Merciful,
when it does not become the Lord of Mercy
to beget one! (19:88-92)

They say:
'The Merciful has begotten children'.
God forbid!
They are but His honoured servants.
They do not speak till He has spoken:
they act by His command.
He knows what is before them
and behind them.
They intercede for none
save those whom He accepts,
and tremble in awe of Him.
Whoever of them declares:
'I am a god besides Him',
We shall requite with Hell.
Thus shall We reward the wrongdoers (21:26-29)

Had it been God's will to adopt a son,
He would have chosen whom He pleased
out of His own Creation.
But God forbid!
He is God, the One, the Almighty (39:4)

Never has God begotten a son,
nor is there any other god besides Him.
Were this otherwise,
each god would govern his own creation,
each holding himself above the other.
Exalted be He above their falsehoods! (23:91)

Creator of the heavens and the earth.
How should He have a son
when He had no consort?
He created all things,
and He has knowledge of all things (6:101)

Say: 'If the Lord of Mercy had a son,
I would be the first to worship him' (43:81)

He was but a mortal whom We favoured
and made an example to the Israelites (43:59)

And of Jesus son of Mary,
who said to the Israelites:
'I am sent forth to you from God
to confirm the Torah already revealed,
and to give news of an apostle
that will come after me
whose name is Ahmad' (61:6)


(to be continued, Inshallah...)

1 comment:

Noor said...

Believers, take neither the Jews
nor the Christians for your friends.
They are friends with one another.
Whoever of you seeks their friendship
shall become one of their number (5:51)

That sums it up well. Allah Knows. This makes me think of the collaboration between the Christian Zionists and Jewish Zionists in the War "of" Terror being waged against Muslims and the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians/Iraqi's/Taliban and the destabilisation/civil war created between the various groups in Muslim lands.

Please Allah (swt) create unity amongst all the Muslims (the Ummah) and guide us to stop the occupation of our lands and the theft of our resources