6. The Cattle (Al-Anàam)
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Revealed before the
Hijrah. This chapter has 165 verses.
In the Name of Allah,
Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
be Allah, Who created the heavens and the earth, and made the Darkness and the
Light. Yet those who reject Faith hold (others) as equal, with their
2. He it
is Who created you from clay, and then decreed a stated term (for you). And
there is with Him another determined term; yet ye doubt within yourselves!
3. And He
is Allah in the heavens and on earth. He knoweth what ye hide, and what ye
reveal, and He knoweth the (recompense) which ye earn (by your deeds).
never did a single one of the Signs of their Lord reach them, but they turned
5. And now
they reject the truth when it reaches them: but soon shall come to them the
news of what they used to mock at.
they not how many of those before them We did destroy?- generations We had
established on the earth, in strength such as We have not given to you - for
whom We poured out rain from the skies in abundance, and gave (fertile) streams
flowing beneath their (feet): yet for their sins We destroyed them, and raised
in their wake fresh generations (to succeed them).
7. If We
had sent unto thee a written (message) on parchment, so that they could touch
it with their hands, the Unbelievers would have been sure to say: "This is
nothing but obvious magic!"
say: "Why is not an angel sent down to him?" If we did send down an
angel, the matter would be settled at once, and no respite would be granted
9. If We
had made it an angel, We should have sent him as a man, and We should certainly
have caused them confusion in a matter which they have already covered with
were (many) messengers before thee; but their scoffers were hemmed in by the
thing that they mocked.
"Travel through the earth and see what was the end of those who rejected
"To whom belongeth all that is in the heavens and on earth?" Say:
"To Allah." He hath inscribed for Himself (the rule of) Mercy. That
He will gather you together for the Day of Judgment, there is no doubt whatever.
It is they who have lost their own souls, that will not believe.
13. To him
belongeth all that dwelleth (or lurketh) in the night and the day. For He is
the One who heareth and knoweth all things."
"Shall I take for my protector any other than Allah, the Maker of the
heavens and the earth? And He it is that feedeth but is not fed." Say:
"Nay! but I am commanded to be the first of those who bow to Allah (in
Islám), and be not thou of the company of those who join gods with Allah."
"I would, if I disobeyed my Lord, indeed have fear of the Chastisement of
a Mighty Day.
"On that day, if the penalty is averted from any, it is due to Allah's
Mercy; And that would be a Mighty Triumph.
"If Allah touch thee with affliction, none can remove it but He; if He
touch thee with happiness, He hath power over all things.
"He is the Irresistibly Supreme over His servants; and He is the Wise,
acquainted with all things."
"What thing is most weighty in evidence?" Say: "Allah is witness
between me and you; This Qurán hath been revealed to me by inspiration, that I
may warn you and all whom it reaches. Can ye possibly bear witness that besides
Allah there are other gods?" Say: "Nay! I cannot bear witness!"
Say: "But in truth He is the One God, and I truly am innocent of (your
blasphemy of) joining others with Him."
to whom We have given the Book know this as they know their own sons. Those who
have lost their own souls refuse therefore to believe.
doth more wrong than he who inventeth a lie against Allah or rejecteth His
Sings? But verily the wrong-doers never shall prosper.
day shall We gather them all together: We shall say to those who ascribed
partners (to Us): "Where are the partners whom ye (invented and) talked
23. There will
then be (left) no subterfuge for them but to say: "By Allah our Lord, we
were not those who joined gods with Allah."
Behold! how they lie against themselves! But the (lie) which they invented will
leave them in the lurch.
them there are some who (pretend to) listen to thee; but We have thrown veils
on their hearts, So they understand it not, and deafness in their ears; if they
saw every one of the Signs, they will not believe in them; in so much that when
they come to thee, they (but) dispute with thee; the Unbelievers say:
"These are nothing but tales of the ancients."
they keep away from it, and themselves they keep away; but they only destroy
themselves, and they perceive it not.
thou couldst but see when they shall be made to stand by the Fire! They will
say: "Would that we were but sent back! Then would we not reject the Signs
of our Lord, but would be amongst those who believe!"
in their own (eyes) will become manifest what before they concealed. But if
they were returned, they would certainly relapse to the things they were
forbidden, for they are indeed liars.
they (sometimes) say: "There is nothing except our life on this earth, and
never shall we be raised up again."
thou couldst but see when they shall be 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 ye then the chastisement, because ye
indeed are they who treat it as a falsehood that they must meet Allah,- until
on a sudden the hour is on them, and they say: "Ah! woe unto us that we
neglected"; for they bear their burdens on their backs, and evil indeed
are the burdens that they bear?
Nothing is the life of this world but play and amusement. But best is the Home
in the Hereafter, for those who are righteous. Will ye not then understand?
know indeed the grief which their words do cause thee: It is not thee they
reject: it is the Signs of Allah, which the wicked deny.
Rejected were the messengers before thee: with patience and constancy they bore
their rejection and their persecution, until Our aid did reach them: there is
none that can alter the Words (and Decrees) of Allah. Already hast thou
received some account of those messengers.
their spurning is hard on thee, yet if thou wert able to seek a tunnel in the
ground or a ladder to the skies and bring them a Sign,- (what good?). If it
were Allah's Will, He could gather them together unto true guidance: so be not
thou amongst those who are swayed by ignorance (and impatience)!
who listen (in truth), be sure, will accept: as to the dead, Allah will raise
them up; then will they be returned unto Him.
say: "Why is not a Sign sent down to him from his Lord!" Say:
"Allah hath certainly power to send down a Sign: but most of them
is not an animal (that lives) on the earth, nor a being that flies on its
wings, but (forms part of) communities like you. Nothing have We omitted from
the Book, and they (all) shall be gathered to their Lord in the end.
who reject our Sings are deaf and dumb,- in the midst of darkness profound:
whom Allah willeth, He leaveth to wander: whom He willeth, He placeth on the
Way that is Straight.
"Think ye to yourselves, if there come upon you the punishment of Allah,
or the Hour (that ye dread), would ye then call upon other than Allah? -
(reply) if ye are truthful!
"Nay,- On Him would ye call, and if it be His Will, He would remove (the
distress) which occasioned your call upon Him, and ye would forget (the false
gods) which ye join with Him!"
thee We sent (messengers) to many nations, and We afflicted the nations with
suffering and adversity, that they might call (Allah) in humility.
the suffering reached them from Us, why then did they not call (Allah) in
humility? On the contrary their hearts became hardened, and Satan made their
(sinful) acts seem alluring to them.
when they forgot the warning they had received, We opened to them the gates of
all (good) things, until, in the midst of their enjoyment of Our gifts, on a
sudden, We called them to account, when lo! they were plunged in despair!
45. Of the
wrong-doers the last remnant was cut off. Praise be to Allah, the Cherisher of
"Think ye, if Allah took away your hearing and your sight, and sealed up
your hearts, who - a god other than Allah - could restore them to you?"
See how We explain the signs by various (symbols); yet they turn aside.
"Think ye, if the punishment of Allah comes to you, whether suddenly or
openly, will any be destroyed except those who do wrong?
send the messengers only to give good news and to warn: so those who believe
and mend (their lives),- upon them shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve.
those who reject Our Signs,- them shall punishment touch, for that they ceased
not from transgressing.
"I tell you not that with me are the Treasures of Allah, nor do I know
what is hidden, nor do I tell you I am an angel. I but follow what is revealed
to me." Say: "can the blind be held equal to the seeing?" Will
ye then consider not?