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۞ It is He who created you out of one living soul, and made of him his spouse that he might rest in her. Then, when he covered her, she bore a light burden and passed by with it; but when it became heavy they cried to God their Lord, 'If Thou givest us a righteous son, we indeed shall be of the thankful.' (189) But when He gives them a good one, they set up with Him associates in what He has given them; but high is Allah above what they associate (with Him). (190) What, do they associate that which creates nothing and themselves are created, (191) No help can they give them, nor can they help themselves. (192) It makes no difference whether you call on them or remain silent. If you call them to the right path, they will not follow you. (193) Surely those whom you call on besides Allah are in a state of subjugation like yourselves; therefore call on them, then let them answer you if you are truthful. (194) Have these [images,] perchance, feet on which they could walk? Or have they hands with which they could grasp? Or have they eyes with which they could see? Or have they ears with which they could hear? Say [O Prophet]: "Summon to your aid all those to whom you ascribe a share in God's divinity, and thereupon contrive [anything you may wish] against me, and give me no respite! (195) My saviour is God who has revealed this Book; and He protects those who are upright; (196) And those whom you invoke other than Allah, they can neither help themselves nor you. (197) and if you pray unto them for guidance, they do not hear; and though thou mayest imagine that they behold thee, they do not see." (198) Take to forgiveness and enjoin good and turn aside from the ignorant. (199) If an evil impulse from Satan provokes you, seek refuge with God; He is all hearing, and all knowing. (200) When a satanic thought starts to bother the pious ones, they understand and see the light (201) And their brothers, they prolong them in error, and they will never stop. (202) And when you, [O Muhammad], do not bring them a sign, they say, "Why have you not contrived it?" Say, "I only follow what is revealed to me from my Lord. This [Qur'an] is enlightenment from your Lord and guidance and mercy for a people who believe." (203) So, when the Quran is recited, listen to it, and be silent that you may receive mercy. [i.e. during the compulsory congregational prayers when the Imam (of a mosque) is leading the prayer (except Surat Al-Fatiha), and also when he is delivering the Friday-prayer Khutbah]. [Tafsir At-Tabari, Vol. 9, Pages 162-4] (204) And do thou (O Muhammad) remember thy Lord within thyself humbly and with awe, below thy breath, at morn and evening. And be not thou of the neglectful. (205) Verily those who are in the presence of your Lord are never too proud to worship and celebrate His praises, and bow in homage to Him'. ۩ (206)
God the Almighty always says the truth.
End of Surah: A 'araaf (Al-A 'araaf). Sent down in Mecca after S (Saad) before Jinns (Al-Jinn)
۞ Juz 9
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Al-A 'araaf 24 of 24