Surah 5 - Al Ma'idah THE REPAST
005.001 O ye who believe! fulfil (all) obligations.
Lawful unto you (for food) are all four-footed animals, with the
named: But animals of the chase are forbidden while ye are in the sacred precincts or
in pilgrim garb: for God doth command according to His will and plan.
005.002 O ye who believe! Violate not the sanctity of the symbols of God, nor
Sacred Month, nor of the animals brought for sacrifice, nor the garlands that mark out
such animals, nor the people resorting to the sacred house, seeking of the bounty and
good pleasure of their Lord. But when ye are clear of the Sacred Precincts and
pilgrim garb, ye may hunt and let not the hatred of some people in (once) shutting you
out of the Sacred Mosque lead you to transgression (and hostility on your part). Help
ye one another in righteousness and piety, but help ye not one another in sin and
rancour: fear God: for God is strict in punishment.
005.003 Forbidden to you (for food) are: dead meat, blood, the flesh of swine,
that on which hath been invoked the name of other than God; that which hath been
killed by strangling, or by a violent blow, or by a headlong fall, or by being
death; that which hath been (partly) eaten by a wild animal; unless ye are able
slaughter it (in due form); that which is sacrificed on stone (altars); (forbidden) also is
the division (of meat) by raffling with arrows: that is impiety. This day have
who reject faith given up all hope of your religion: yet fear them not but fear
day have I perfected your religion for you, completed My favour upon you, and have
chosen for you Islam as your religion. But if any is forced by hunger, with no
inclination to transgression, God is indeed Oft-forgiving, Most Merciful.
005.004 They ask thee what is lawful to them (as food). Say: lawful unto you are
(all) things good and pure: and what ye have taught your trained hunting animals (to
catch) in the manner directed to you by God: eat what they catch for you, but
pronounce the name of God over it: and fear God; for God is swift in taking account.
005.005 This day are (all) things good and pure made lawful unto you. The food
the People of the Book is lawful unto you and yours is lawful unto them. (Lawful
unto you in marriage) are (not only) chaste women who are believers, but chaste
women among the People of the Book, revealed before your time,- when ye give
them their due dowers, and desire chastity, not lewdness, nor secret intrigues
one rejects faith, fruitless is his work, and in the Hereafter he will be in the ranks of
those who have lost (all spiritual good).
005.006 O ye who believe! when ye prepare for prayer, wash your faces, and your
hands (and arms) to the elbows; Rub your heads (with water); and (wash) your feet to
the ankles. If ye are in a state of ceremonial impurity, bathe your whole body.
ye are ill, or on a journey, or one of you cometh from offices of nature, or ye
been in contact with women, and ye find no water, then take for yourselves clean sand
or earth, and rub therewith your faces and hands, God doth not wish to place you in a
difficulty, but to make you clean, and to complete his favour to you, that ye may be
005.007 And call in remembrance the favour of God unto you, and His covenant,
which He ratified with you, when ye said: "We hear and we obey": And fear God,
God knoweth well the secrets of your hearts.
005.008 O ye who believe! stand out firmly for God, as witnesses to fair dealing, and
let not the hatred of others to you make you swerve to wrong and depart from justice.
Be just: that is next to piety: and fear God. For God is well-acquainted with all that ye
005.009 To those who believe and do deeds of righteousness hath God promised
forgiveness and a great reward.
005.010 Those who reject faith and deny our signs will be companions of Hell-fire.
005.011 O ye who believe! Call in remembrance the favour of God unto you when
certain men formed the design to stretch out their hands against you, but (God)
back their hands from you: so fear God. And on God let believers put (all) their trust.
005.012 God did aforetime take a covenant from the Children of Israel, and we
appointed twelve captains among them. And God said: "I am with you: if ye (but)
establish regular prayers, practise regular charity, believe in my messengers, honour and
assist them, and loan to God a beautiful loan, verily I will wipe out from you
evils, and admit you to gardens with rivers flowing beneath; but if any of you, after
this, resisteth faith, he hath truly wandered from the path of rectitude."
005.013 But because of their breach of their covenant, We cursed them, and made
their hearts grow hard; they change the words from their (right) places and forget a
good part of the message that was sent them, nor wilt thou cease to find them- barring
a few - ever bent on (new) deceits: but forgive them, and overlook (their misdeeds):
for God loveth those who are kind.
005.014 From those, too, who call themselves Christians, We did take a covenant,
but they forgot a good part of the message that was sent them: so we estranged
with enmity and hatred between the one and the other, to the day of judgment. And
soon will God show them what it is they have done.
005.015 O people of the Book! There hath come to you our Messenger, revealing to
much that ye used to hide in the Book, and passing over much (that is now
There hath come to you from God a (new) light and a perspicuous Book,-
005.016 Wherewith God guideth all who seek His good pleasure to ways of peace
and safety, and leadeth them out of darkness, by His Will, unto the light,- guideth
them to a Path that is Straight.
005.017 In blasphemy indeed are those that say that God is Christ the son of Mary.
Say: "Who then hath the least power against God, if His will were to destroy Christ
the son of Mary, his mother, and all every - one that is on the earth? For to God
belongeth the dominion of the heavens and the earth, and all that is between. He
createth what He pleaseth. For God hath power over all things."
005.018 (Both) the Jews and the Christians say: "We are sons of God, and His
beloved." Say: "Why then doth He punish you for your sins? Nay, ye are but men,- of
the men He hath created: He forgiveth whom He pleaseth, and He punisheth whom He
pleaseth: and to God belongeth the dominion of the heavens and the earth, and all that
is between: and unto Him is the final goal (of all)"
005.019 O People of the Book! Now hath come unto you, making (things) clear unto
you, Our Messenger, after the break in (the series of) our messengers, lest ye should say:
"There came unto us no bringer of glad tidings and no warner (from evil)": But
hath come unto you a bringer of glad tidings and a warner (from evil). And God
power over all things.
005.020 Remember Moses said to his people: "O my people! Call in remembrance
the favour of God unto you, when He produced prophets among you, made you kings,
and gave you what He had not given to any other among the peoples.
005.021 "O my people! Enter the holy land which God hath assigned unto you, and
turn not back ignominiously, for then will ye be overthrown, to your own ruin."
005.022 They said: "O Moses! In this land are a people of exceeding strength:
shall we enter it until they leave it: if (once) they leave, then shall we enter."
005.023 (But) among (their) God-fearing men were two on whom God had bestowed
His grace: They said: "Assault them at the (proper) Gate: when once ye are in,
victory will be yours;
But on God put your trust if ye have faith."
005.024 They said: "O Moses! while they remain there, never shall we be able to
enter, to the end of time. Go thou, and thy Lord, and fight ye two, while we sit here
005.025 He said: "O my Lord! I have power only over myself and my brother: so
separate us from this rebellious people!"
005.026 God said: "Therefore will the land be out of their reach for forty years: In
distraction will they wander through the land: But sorrow thou not over these
005.027 Recite to them the truth of the story of the two sons of Adam. Behold!
each presented a sacrifice (to God): It was accepted from one, but not from the
Said the latter: "Be sure I will slay thee." "Surely," said the former, "God doth accept
of the sacrifice of those who are righteous.
005.028 "If thou dost stretch thy hand against me, to slay me, it is not for me to
stretch my hand against thee to slay thee: for I do fear God, the Cherisher of
005.029 "For me, I intend to let thee draw on thyself my sin as well as thine,
wilt be among the companions of the fire, and that is the reward of those who do
005.030 The (selfish) soul of the other led him to the murder of his brother: he
murdered him, and became (himself) one of the lost ones.
005.031 Then God sent a raven, who scratched the ground, to show him how to hide
the shame of his brother. "Woe is me!" said he; "Was I not even able to be as
raven, and to hide the shame of my brother?" Then he became full of regrets-
005.032 On that account: We ordained for the Children of Israel that if any one slew
a person - unless it be for murder or for spreading mischief in the land - it would be as
if he slew the whole people: and if any one saved a life, it would be as if he
life of the whole people. Then although there came to them Our messengers with clear
signs, yet, even after that, many of them continued to commit excesses in the land.
005.033 The punishment of those who wage war against God and His Messenger, and
strive with might and main for mischief through the land is: execution, or crucifixion,
or the cutting off of hands and feet from opposite sides, or exile from the land: that is
their disgrace in this world, and a heavy punishment is theirs in the Hereafter;
005.034 Except for those who repent before they fall into your power: in that
know that God is Oft-forgiving, Most Merciful.
005.035 O ye who believe! Do your duty to God, seek the means of approach unto
Him, and strive (with might and main) in His cause: that ye may prosper.
005.036 As to those who reject Faith,- if they had everything on earth, and twice
repeated, to give as ransom for the penalty of the Day of Judgment, it would never be
accepted of them, theirs would be a grievous penalty.
005.037 Their wish will be to get out of the Fire, but never will they get out
therefrom: their penalty will be one that endures.
005.038 As to the thief, male or female, cut off his or her hands: a punishment by
way of example, from God, for their crime: and God is Exalted in power.
005.039 But if the thief repents after his crime, and amends his conduct, God
to him in forgiveness; for God is Oft-forgiving, Most Merciful.
005.040 Knowest thou not that to God (alone) belongeth the dominion of the heavens
and the earth? He punisheth whom He pleaseth, and He forgiveth whom He pleaseth:
and God hath power over all things.
005.041 O Messenger! let not those grieve thee, who race each other into unbelief:
(whether it be) among those who say "We believe" with their lips but whose hearts
have no faith; or it be among the Jews,- men who will listen to any lie,- will
even to others who have never so much as come to thee. They change the words from
their (right) times and places: they say, "If ye are given this, take it, but if not,
beware!" If any one's trial is intended by God, thou hast no authority in the least for
him against God. For such - it is not God's will to purify their hearts. For them there is
disgrace in this world, and in the Hereafter a heavy punishment.
005.042 (They are fond of) listening to falsehood, of devouring anything forbidden.
If they do come to thee, either judge between them, or decline to interfere. If
decline, they cannot hurt thee in the least. If thou judge, judge in equity between
them. For God loveth those who judge in equity.
005.043 But why do they come to thee for decision, when they have (their own)
before them?- therein is the (plain) command of God; yet even after that, they
turn away. For they are not (really) People of Faith.
005.044 It was We who revealed the law (to Moses): therein was guidance and light.
By its standard have been judged the Jews, by the prophets who bowed (as in Islam)
to God's will, by the rabbis and the doctors of law: for to them was entrusted
protection of God's book, and they were witnesses thereto: therefore fear not men, but
fear me, and sell not my signs for a miserable price. If any do fail to judge by (the
light of) what God hath revealed, they are (no better than) Unbelievers.
005.045 We ordained therein for them: "Life for life, eye for eye, nose or nose, ear
for ear, tooth for tooth, and wounds equal for equal." But if any one remits the
retaliation by way of charity, it is an act of atonement for himself. And if any fail to
judge by (the light of) what God hath revealed, they are (No better than) wrong-doers.
005.046 And in their footsteps We sent Jesus the son of Mary, confirming the Law
that had come before him: We sent him the Gospel: therein was guidance and light,
and confirmation of the Law that had come before him: a guidance and an admonition
to those who fear God.
005.047 Let the people of the Gospel judge by what God hath revealed therein.
do fail to judge by (the light of) what God hath revealed, they are (no better
those who rebel.
005.048 To thee We sent the Scripture in truth, confirming the scripture that
before it, and guarding it in safety: so judge between them by what God hath
revealed, and follow not their vain desires, diverging from the Truth that hath
thee. To each among you have we prescribed a law and an Open Way. If God had so
willed, He would have made you a single people, but (His plan is) to test you in what
He hath given you: so strive as in a race in all virtues. The goal of you all is to God; it
is He that will show you the truth of the matters in which ye dispute;
005.049 And this (He commands): Judge thou between them by what God hath
revealed, and follow not their vain desires, but beware of them lest they beguile thee
from any of that (teaching) which God hath sent down to thee. And if they turn
be assured that for some of their crime it is God's purpose to punish them. And
most men are rebellious.
005.050 Do they then seek after a judgment of (the days of) ignorance? But who, for
a people whose faith is assured, can give better judgment than God?
005.051 O ye who believe! take not the Jews and the Christians for your friends and
protectors: They are but friends and protectors to each other. And he amongst you that
turns to them (for friendship) is of them. Verily God guideth not a people unjust.
005.052 Those in whose hearts is a disease - thou seest how eagerly they run about
amongst them, saying: "We do fear lest a change of fortune bring us disaster."
perhaps God will give (thee) victory, or a decision according to His will. Then
they repent of the thoughts which they secretly harboured in their hearts.
005.053 And those who believe will say: "Are these the men who swore their
strongest oaths by God, that they were with you?" All that they do will be in vain, and
they will fall into (nothing but) ruin.
005.054 O ye who believe! if any from among you turn back from his Faith, soon
will God produce a people whom He will love as they will love Him,- lowly with
believers, mighty against the rejecters, fighting in the way of God, and never
the reproaches of such as find fault. That is the grace of God, which He will bestow
on whom He pleaseth. And God encompasseth all, and He knoweth all things.
005.055 Your (real) friends are (no less than) God, His Messenger, and the (fellowship
of) believers,- those who establish regular prayers and regular charity, and they bow
down humbly (in worship).
005.056 As to those who turn (for friendship) to God, His Messenger, and the
(fellowship of) believers,- it is the fellowship of God that must certainly triumph.
005.057 O ye who believe! take not for friends and protectors those who take your
religion for a mockery or sport,- whether among those who received the Scripture
before you, or among those who reject Faith; but fear ye God, if ye have faith
005.058 When ye proclaim your call to prayer they take it (but) as mockery and
sport; that is because they are a people without understanding.
005.059 Say: "O people of the Book! Do ye disapprove of us for no other reason
that we believe in God, and the revelation that hath come to us and that which
before (us), and (perhaps) that most of you are rebellious and disobedient?"
005.060 Say: "Shall I point out to you something much worse than this, (as judged)
by the treatment it received from God? Those who incurred the curse of God and
wrath, those of whom some He transformed into apes and swine, those who
worshipped evil;- these are (many times) worse in rank, and far more astray from the
005.061 When they come to thee, they say: "We believe": but in fact they enter
a mind against Faith, and they go out with the same but God knoweth fully all that
005.062 Many of them dost thou see, racing each other in sin and rancour, and
eating of things forbidden. Evil indeed are the things that they do.
005.063 Why do not the rabbis and the doctors of Law forbid them from their (habit
of) uttering sinful words and eating things forbidden? Evil indeed are their works.
005.064 The Jews say: "God's hand is tied up." Be their hands tied up and be they
accursed for the (blasphemy) they utter. Nay, both His hands are widely outstretched:
He giveth and spendeth (of His bounty) as He pleaseth. But the revelation that
to thee from God increaseth in most of them their obstinate rebellion and blasphemy.
Amongst them we have placed enmity and hatred till the Day of Judgment. Every
time they kindle the fire of war, God doth extinguish it; but they (ever) strive to do
mischief on earth. And God loveth not those who do mischief.
005.065 If only the People of the Book had believed and been righteous, We should
indeed have blotted out their iniquities and admitted them to gardens of bliss.
005.066 If only they had stood fast by the Law, the Gospel, and all the revelation that
was sent to them from their Lord, they would have enjoyed happiness from every
side. There is from among them a party on the right course: but many of them follow
a course that is evil.
005.067 O Messenger! proclaim the (message) which hath been sent to thee from thy
Lord. If thou didst not, thou wouldst not have fulfilled and proclaimed His mission.
And God will defend thee from men (who mean mischief). For God guideth not those
who reject Faith.
005.068 Say: "O People of the Book! Ye have no ground to stand upon unless ye
stand fast by the Law, the Gospel, and all the revelation that has come to you
your Lord." It is the revelation that cometh to thee from thy Lord, that increaseth in
most of them their obstinate rebellion and blasphemy. But sorrow thou not over
(these) people without Faith.
005.069 Those who believe (in the Qur'an), those who follow the Jewish (scriptures),
and the Sabians and the Christians,- any who believe in God and the Last Day, and
work righteousness,- on them shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve.
005.070 We took the covenant of the Children of Israel and sent them messengers,
time, there came to them a messenger with what they themselves desired not - some (of
these) they called impostors, and some they (go so far as to) slay.
005.071 They thought there would be no trial (or punishment); so they became blind
and deaf; yet God (in mercy) turned to them; yet again many of them became blind
and deaf. But God sees well all that they do.
005.072 They do blaspheme who say: "God is Christ the son of Mary." But said
Christ: "O Children of Israel! worship God, my Lord and your Lord." Whoever joins
other gods with God,- God will forbid him the garden, and the Fire will be his
There will for the wrong-doers be no one to help.
005.073 They do blaspheme who say: God is one of three in a Trinity: for there
god except One God. If they desist not from their word (of blasphemy), verily a
grievous penalty will befall the blasphemers among them.
005.074 Why turn they not to God, and seek His forgiveness? For God is Oft-
forgiving, Most Merciful.
005.075 Christ the son of Mary was no more than a messenger; many were the messengers
that passed away before him. His mother was a woman of truth. They had both to
their (daily) food. See how God doth make His signs clear to them; yet see in what
ways they are deluded away from the truth!
005.076 Say: "Will ye worship, besides God, something which hath no power either
to harm or benefit you? But God,- He it is that heareth and knoweth all things."
005.077 Say: "O people of the Book! exceed not in your religion the bounds (of
is proper), trespassing beyond the truth, nor follow the vain desires of people
went wrong in times gone by,- who misled many, and strayed (themselves) from the
005.078 Curses were pronounced on those among the Children of Israel who rejected
Faith, by the tongue of David and of Jesus the son of Mary: because they disobeyed
and persisted in excesses.
005.079 Nor did they (usually) forbid one another the iniquities which they
committed: evil indeed were the deeds which they did.
005.080 Thou seest many of them turning in friendship to the Unbelievers. Evil
indeed are (the works) which their souls have sent forward before them (with the
result), that God's wrath is on them, and in torment will they abide.
005.081 If only they had believed in God, in the Messenger, and in what hath been
revealed to him, never would they have taken them for friends and protectors, but
most of them are rebellious wrong-doers.
005.082 Strongest among men in enmity to the believers wilt thou find the Jews
Pagans; and nearest among them in love to the believers wilt thou find those who say,
"We are Christians": because amongst these are men devoted to learning and men
who have renounced the world, and they are not arrogant.
005.083 And when they listen to the revelation received by the Messenger, thou wilt see
their eyes overflowing with tears, for they recognise the truth: they pray: "Our Lord!
we believe; write us down among the witnesses.
005.084 "What cause can we have not to believe in God and the truth which has
come to us, seeing that we long for our Lord to admit us to the company of the
005.085 And for this their prayer hath God rewarded them with gardens, with rivers
flowing underneath,- their eternal home. Such is the recompense of those who do
005.086 But those who reject Faith and belie our Signs,- they shall be companions of
005.087 O ye who believe! make not unlawful the good things which God hath made
lawful for you, but commit no excess: for God loveth not those given to excess.
005.088 Eat of the things which God hath provided for you, lawful and good; but
fear God, in Whom ye believe.
005.089 God will not call you to account for what is futile in your oaths, but
call you to account for your deliberate oaths: for expiation, feed ten indigent
on a scale of the average for the food of your families; or clothe them; or give a slave
his freedom. If that is beyond your means, fast for three days. That is the expiation for
the oaths ye have sworn. But keep to your oaths. Thus doth God make clear to you
His signs, that ye may be grateful.
005.090 O ye who believe! Intoxicants and gambling, (dedication of) stones, and
(divination by) arrows, are an abomination,- of Satan's handwork: eschew such
(abomination), that ye may prosper.
005.091 Satan's plan is (but) to excite enmity and hatred between you, with
intoxicants and gambling, and hinder you from the remembrance of God, and from
prayer: will ye not then abstain?
005.092 Obey God, and obey the Messenger, and beware (of evil): if ye do turn back,
know ye that it is Our Messenger's duty to proclaim (the message) in the clearest
005.093 On those who believe and do deeds of righteousness there is no blame for
what they ate (in the past), when they guard themselves from evil, and believe,
deeds of righteousness,- (or) again, guard themselves from evil and believe,- (or)
again, guard themselves from evil and do good. For God loveth those who do good.
005.094 O ye who believe! God doth but make a trial of you in a little matter
game well within reach of game well within reach of your hands and your lances,
He may test who feareth him unseen: any who transgress thereafter, will have a
005.095 O ye who believe! Kill not game while in the sacred precincts or in pilgrim
garb. If any of you doth so intentionally, the compensation is an offering, brought to
the Ka'ba, of a domestic animal equivalent to the one he killed, as adjudged by
just men among you; or by way of atonement, the feeding of the indigent; or its
equivalent in fasts: that he may taste of the penalty of his deed. God forgives
past: for repetition God will exact from him the penalty. For God is Exalted, and Lord
005.096 Lawful to you is the pursuit of water-game and its use for food,- for the
benefit of yourselves and those who travel; but forbidden is the pursuit of land-game;-
as long as ye are in the sacred precincts or in pilgrim garb. And fear God, to
Whom ye shall be gathered back.
005.097 God made the Ka'ba, the Sacred House, an asylum of security for men, as
also the Sacred Months, the animals for offerings, and the garlands that mark them:
That ye may know that God hath knowledge of what is in the heavens and on earth
and that God is well acquainted with all things.
005.098 Know ye that God is strict in punishment and that God is Oft-forgiving,
005.099 The Messenger's duty is but to proclaim (the message). But God knoweth all
that ye reveal and ye conceal.
005.100 Say: "Not equal are things that are bad and things that are good, even
the abundance of the bad may dazzle thee; so fear God, O ye that understand; that (so)
ye may prosper."
005.101 O ye who believe! Ask not questions about things which, if made plain
you, may cause you trouble. But if ye ask about things when the Qur'an is being
revealed, they will be made plain to you, God will forgive those: for God is Oft-
forgiving, Most Forbearing.
005.102 Some people before you did ask such questions, and on that account lost
005.103 It was not God who instituted (superstitions like those of) a slit-ear
she-camel, or a she-camel let loose for free pasture, or idol sacrifices for twin-births in
animals, or stallion-camels freed from work: It is blasphemers who invent a lie
against God; but most of them lack wisdom.
005.104 When it is said to them: "Come to what God hath revealed; come to the
Messenger": They say: "Enough for us are the ways we found our fathers following."What! Even though their fathers were void of knowledge and guidance?
005.105 O ye who believe! Guard your own souls: If ye follow (right) guidance,
hurt can come to you from those who stray. The goal of you all is to God: it is
will show you the truth of all that ye do.
005.106 O ye who believe! When death approaches any of you, (take) witnesses
among yourselves when making bequests,- two just men of your own (brotherhood)
or others from outside if ye are journeying through the earth, and the chance of death
befalls you (thus). If ye doubt (their truth), detain them both after prayer, and let them
both swear by God: "We wish not in this for any worldly gain, even though the
(beneficiary) be our near relation: we shall hide not the evidence before God:
do, then behold! The sin be upon us!"
005.107 But if it gets known that these two were guilty of the sin (of perjury), let two
others stand forth in their places,- nearest in kin from among those who claim
lawful right: let them swear by God: "We affirm that our witness is truer than
those two, and that we have not trespassed (beyond the truth): if we did, behold! The
wrong be upon us!"
005.108 That is most suitable: that they may give the evidence in its true nature and
shape, or else they would fear that other oaths would be taken after their oaths. But
fear God, and listen (to His counsel): for God guideth not a rebellious people:
005.109 One day will God gather the messengers together, and ask: "What was the
response ye received (from men to your teaching)?" They will say: "We have no
knowledge: it is Thou Who knowest in full all that is hidden."
005.110 Then will God say: "O Jesus the son of Mary! Recount My favour to thee
and to thy mother. Behold! I strengthened thee with the Holy Spirit, so that thou didst
speak to the people in childhood and in maturity. Behold! I taught thee the Book and
Wisdom, the Law and the Gospel and behold! thou makest out of clay, as it were,
figure of a bird, by My leave, and thou breathest into it and it becometh a bird by My
leave, and thou healest those born blind, and the lepers, by My leave. And behold!
thou bringest forth the dead by My leave. And behold! I did restrain the Children of
Israel from (violence to) thee when thou didst show them the clear Signs, and the
unbelievers among them said: 'This is nothing but evident magic.'
005.111 "And behold! I inspired the disciples to have faith in Me and Mine Messenger:
they said, 'We have faith, and do thou bear witness that we bow to God as Muslims'".
005.112 Behold! the Disciples, said: "O Jesus the son of Mary! Can thy Lord send
down to us a table set (with viands) from heaven?" Said Jesus: "Fear God, if ye have
005.113 They said: "We only wish to eat thereof and satisfy our hearts, and to
that thou hast indeed told us the truth; and that we ourselves may be witnesses
005.114 Said Jesus the son of Mary: "O God our Lord! Send us from heaven a table
set (with viands), that there may be for us - for the first and the last of us - a solemn
festival and a sign from thee; and provide for our sustenance, for thou art the
Sustainer (of our needs)."
005.115 God said: "I will send it down unto you: But if any of you after that
faith, I will punish him with a penalty such as I have not inflicted on any one
all the peoples."
005.116 And behold! God will say: "O Jesus the son of Mary! Didst thou say unto
men, worship me and my mother as gods in derogation of God'?" He will say: "Glory
to Thee! never could I say what I had no right (to say). Had I said such a thing, thou
wouldst indeed have known it. Thou knowest what is in my heart, Thou I know not
what is in Thine. For Thou knowest in full all that is hidden.
005.117 "Never said I to them aught except what Thou didst command me to say,
to wit, 'Worship God, my Lord and your Lord'; and I was a witness over them whilst
dwelt amongst them; when Thou didst take me up Thou wast the Watcher over them,
and Thou art a witness to all things.
005.118 "If Thou dost punish them, they are Thy servant: If Thou dost forgive
Thou art the Exalted in power, the Wise."
005.119 God will say: "This is a day on which the truthful will profit from their truth:
theirs are gardens, with rivers flowing beneath,- their eternal Home: God well-pleased
with them, and they with God: That is the great salvation, (the fulfilment of all
005.120 To God doth belong the dominion of the heavens and the earth, and all
is therein, and it is He Who hath power over all things.