Surah 6 - Al An'am THE CATTLE
006.001 Praise be to God, Who created the heavens and the earth, and made the
Darkness and the Light. Yet those who reject Faith hold (others) as equal, with
006.002 He it is Who created you from clay, and then decreed a stated term (for you).
And there is in His presence another determined term; yet ye doubt within yourselves!
006.003 And He is God 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).
006.004 But never did a single one of the Signs of their Lord reach them, but
turned away therefrom.
006.005 And now they reject the truth when it reaches them: but soon shall they learn
the reality of what they used to mock at.
006.006 See 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 -
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
wake fresh generations (to succeed them).
006.007 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: "
nothing but obvious magic!"
006.008 They 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 them.
006.009 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 confusion.
006.010 Mocked were (many) messengers before thee; but their scoffers were hemmed
in by the thing that they mocked.
006.011 Say: "Travel through the earth and see what was the end of those who
006.012 Say: "To whom belongeth all that is in the heavens and on earth?" Say:
God. 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.
006.013 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."
006.014 Say: "Shall I take for my protector any other than God, 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 God (in Islam), and be not thou
company of those who join gods with God."
006.015 Say: "I would, if I disobeyed my Lord, indeed have fear of the Penalty
006.016 "On that day, if the Penalty is averted from any, it is due to God's Mercy;
And that would be (Salvation), the obvious fulfilment of all desire.
006.017 "If God touch thee with affliction, none can remove it but He; if He touch
thee with happiness, He hath power over all things.
006.018 "He is the Irresistible, (watching) from above over His worshippers; and He
is the Wise, acquainted with all things."
006.019 Say: "What thing is most weighty in evidence?" Say: "God is witness
between me and you; This Qur'an hath been revealed to me by inspiration, that I
warn you and all whom it reaches. Can ye possibly bear witness that besides God
there is another God?" Say: "Nay! I cannot bear witness!" Say: "But in truth He
one God, and I truly am innocent of (your blasphemy of) joining others with Him."
006.020 Those 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.
006.021 Who doth more wrong than he who inventeth a lie against God or rejecteth
His signs? But verily the wrong-doers never shall prosper.
006.022 One 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
006.023 There will then be (left) no subterfuge for them but to say: "By God our
Lord, we were not those who joined gods with God."
006.024 Behold! how they lie against their own souls! But the (lie) which they
invented will leave them in the lurch.
006.025 Of 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, not they will believe in them; in so much that when they come
to thee, they (but) dispute with thee; the Unbelievers say: "These are nothing
of the ancients."
006.026 Others they keep away from it, and themselves they keep away; but they
only destroy their own souls, and they perceive it not.
006.027 If thou couldst but see when they are confronted with 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!"
006.028 Yea, 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.
006.029 And they (sometimes) say: "There is nothing except our life on this earth,
and never shall we be raised up again."
006.030 If thou couldst but see when they are confronted with their Lord! He will
say: "Is not this the truth?" They will say: "Yea, by our Lord!" He will say: "Taste ye
then the Penalty, because ye rejected Faith."
006.031 Lost indeed are they who treat it as a falsehood that they must meet God,-
until on a sudden the hour is on them, and they say: "Ah! woe unto us that we took no
thought of it"; for they bear their burdens on their backs, and evil indeed are
burdens that they bear?
006.032 What 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?
006.033 We know indeed the grief which their words do cause thee: It is not thee
they reject: it is the Signs of God, which the wicked contemn.
006.034 Rejected were the Messengers before thee: with patience and constancy they
bore their rejection and their wrongs, until Our aid did reach them: there is none that
can alter the Words (and Decrees) of God. Already hast thou received some account of
006.035 If their spurning is hard on thy mind, yet if thou wert able to seek a
the ground or a ladder to the skies and bring them a sign,- (what good?). If it
God's will, He could gather them together unto true guidance: so be not thou amongst
those who are swayed by ignorance (and impatience)!
006.036 Those who listen (in truth), be sure, will accept: as to the dead, God
raise them up; then will they be turned unto Him.
006.037 They say: "Why is not a Sign sent down to him from his Lord?" Say: "God
hath certainly power to send down a Sign: but most of them understand not.
006.038 There 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.
006.039 Those who reject our Signs are deaf and dumb,- in the midst of darkness
profound: whom God willeth, He leaveth to wander: whom He willeth, He placeth on
the Way that is Straight.
006.040 Say: "Think ye to yourselves, if there come upon you the Wrath of God,
the Hour (that ye dread), would ye then call upon other than God?- (reply) if ye are
006.041 "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!"
006.042 Before thee We sent (Messengers) to many nations, and We afflicted the nations
with suffering and adversity, that they might learn humility.
006.043 When the suffering reached them from Us, why then did they not learn
humility? On the contrary their hearts became hardened, and Satan made their (sinful)
acts seem alluring to them.
006.044 But when they forgot the warning they had received, We opened to them
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!
006.045 Of the wrong-doers the last remnant was cut off. Praise be to God, the
Cherisher of the Worlds.
006.046 Say: "Think ye, if God took away your hearing and your sight, and sealed up
your hearts, who - a god other than God - could restore them to you?" See how We
explain the Signs by various (symbols); yet they turn aside.
006.047 Say: "Think ye, if the punishment of God comes to you, whether suddenly
or openly, will any be destroyed except those who do wrong?
006.048 We 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.
006.049 But those who reject Our Signs,- them shall punishment touch, for that
ceased not from transgressing.
006.050 Say: "I tell you not that with me are the Treasures of God, nor do I know
what is hidden, nor do I tell you I am an angel. I but follow what is revealed
Say: "Can the blind be held equal to the seeing?" Will ye then consider not?
006.051 Give this warning to those in whose (hearts) is the fear that they will be
brought (to Judgment) before their Lord: except for Him they will have no protector
nor intercessor: that they may guard (against evil).
006.052 Send not away those who call on their Lord morning and evening, seeking
His Face. In naught art thou accountable for them, and in naught are they accountable
for thee, that thou shouldst turn them away, and thus be (one) of the unjust.
006.053 Thus did We try some of them by comparison with others, that they should
say: "Is it these then that God hath favoured from amongst us?" Doth not God know
best those who are grateful?
006.054 When those come to thee who believe in Our signs, Say: "Peace be on you:
Your Lord hath inscribed for Himself (the rule of) Mercy: verily, if any of you
evil in ignorance, and thereafter repented, and amended (his conduct), lo! He is
Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.
006.055 Thus do We explain The signs in detail: that the way of the sinners may be
006.056 Say: "I am forbidden to worship those - others than God - whom ye call
upon." Say: "I will not follow your vain desires: If I did, I would stray from
and be not of the company of those who receive guidance."
006.057 Say: "For me, I (work) on a clear Sign from my Lord, but ye reject Him.
What ye would see hastened, is not in my power. The Command rests with none but
God: He declares the Truth, and He is the best of judges."
006.058 Say: "If what ye would see hastened were in my power, the matter would
settled at once between you and me. But God knoweth best those who do wrong."
006.059 With Him are the keys of the Unseen, the treasures that none knoweth but
He. He knoweth whatever there is on the earth and in the sea. Not a leaf doth fall but
with His knowledge: there is not a grain in the darkness (or depths) of the earth, nor
anything fresh or dry (green or withered), but is (inscribed) in a record clear
who can read).
006.060 It is He who doth take your souls by night, and hath knowledge of all
have done by day: by day doth He raise you up again; that a term appointed be
fulfilled; In the end unto Him will be your return; then will He show you the truth of
all that ye did.
006.061 He is the Irresistible, (watching) from above over His worshippers, and He
sets guardians over you. At length, when death approaches one of you, Our angels
take his soul, and they never fail in their duty.
006.062 Then are men returned unto God, their Protector, the (only) Reality: Is not
His the Command? and He is the Swiftest in taking account.
006.063 Say: "Who is it that delivereth you from the dark recesses of land and
when ye call upon Him in humility and silent terror: 'If He only delivers us from these
(dangers), (we vow) we shall truly show our gratitude'.?"
006.064 Say "It is God that delivereth you from these and all (other) distresses: and
yet ye worship false gods!"
006.065 Say: "He hath power to send calamities on you, from above and below, or to
cover you with confusion in party strife, giving you a taste of mutual vengeance -
each from the other." See how We explain the Signs by various (symbols); that they
006.066 But thy people reject this, though it is the truth. Say: "Not mine is
responsibility for arranging your affairs;
006.067 For every Message is a limit of time, and soon shall ye know it."
006.068 When thou seest men engaged in vain discourse about Our signs, turn away
from them unless they turn to a different theme. If Satan ever makes thee forget, then
after recollection, sit not thou in the company of those who do wrong.
006.069 On their account no responsibility falls on the righteous, but (their
duty) is to
remind them, that they may (learn to) fear God.
006.070 Leave alone those who take their religion to be mere play and amusement,
and are deceived by the life of this world. But proclaim (to them) this (truth): that
every soul delivers itself to ruin by its own acts: it will find for itself no
intercessor except God: if it offered every ransom, (or reparation), none will
accepted: such is (the end of) those who deliver themselves to ruin by their own acts:
they will have for drink (only) boiling water, and for punishment, one most grievous:
for they persisted in rejecting God.
006.071 Say: "Shall we indeed call on others besides God,- things that can do
neither good nor harm,- and turn on our heels after receiving guidance from God? -
like one whom the evil ones have made into a fool, wandering bewildered through
earth, his friends calling, come to us', (vainly) guiding him to the Path." Say: "God's
guidance is the (only) guidance, and we have been directed to submit ourselves
Lord of the worlds;-
006.072 "To establish regular prayers and to fear God: for it is to Him that we shall
be gathered together."
006.073 It is He Who created the heavens and the earth in true (proportions): the day
He saith, "Be," behold! it is. His Word is the Truth. His will be the dominion
the trumpet will be blown. He knoweth the Unseen as well as that which is open.
He is the Wise, well acquainted (with all things).
006.074 Lo! Abraham said to his father Azar: "Takest thou idols for gods? For
thee and thy people in manifest error."
006.075 So also did We show Abraham the power and the laws of the heavens and
the earth, that he might (with understanding) have certitude.
006.076 When the night covered him over, He saw a star: He said: "This is my
Lord." But when it set, He said: "I love not those that set."
006.077 When he saw the moon rising in splendour, he said: "This is my Lord."
when the moon set, He said: "Unless my Lord guide me, I shall surely be among those
who go astray."
006.078 When he saw the sun rising in splendour, he said: "This is my Lord; this is
the greatest (of all)." But when the sun set, he said: "O my people! I am indeed free
from your (guilt) of giving partners to God.
006.079 "For me, I have set my face, firmly and truly, towards Him Who created
heavens and the earth, and never shall I give partners to God."
006.080 His people disputed with him. He said: "(Come) ye to dispute with me,
about God, when He (Himself) hath guided me? I fear not (the beings) ye associate
with God: Unless my Lord willeth, (nothing can happen). My Lord comprehendeth in
His knowledge all things. Will ye not (yourselves) be admonished?
006.081 "How should I fear (the beings) ye associate with God, when ye fear not to
give partners to God without any warrant having been given to you? Which of (us)
two parties hath more right to security? (tell me) if ye know.
006.082 "It is those who believe and confuse not their beliefs with wrong - that are
(truly) in security, for they are on (right) guidance."
006.083 That was the reasoning about Us, which We gave to Abraham (to use)
against his people: We raise whom We will, degree after degree: for thy Lord is
of wisdom and knowledge.
006.084 We gave him Isaac and Jacob: all (three) We guided: and before him, We guided
Noah, and among his progeny, David, Solomon, Job, Joseph, Moses, and Aaron: thus
do We reward those who do good:
006.085 And Zakariya and John, and Jesus and Elias: all in the ranks of the
006.086 And Isma'il and Elisha, and Jonas, and Lot: and to all We gave favour
006.087 (To them) and to their fathers, and progeny and brethren: We chose them,
and We guided them to a straight Way.
006.088 This is the Guidance of God: He giveth that guidance to whom He pleaseth,
of His worshippers. If they were to join other gods with Him, all that they did would
be vain for them.
006.089 These were the men to whom We gave the Book, and Authority, and
Prophethood: if these (their descendants) reject them, Behold! We shall entrust
charge to a new People who reject them not.
006.090 Those were the (prophets) who received God's guidance: Copy the guidance
they received; Say: "No reward for this do I ask of you: This is no less than a
for the nations."
006.091 No just estimate of God do they make when they say: "Nothing doth God
send down to man (by way of revelation)" Say: "Who then sent down the Book which
Moses brought?- a light and guidance to man: But ye make it into (separate) sheets
for show, while ye conceal much (of its contents): therein were ye taught that
ye knew not- neither ye nor your fathers." Say: "God (sent it down)": Then leave
them to plunge in vain discourse and trifling.
006.092 And this is a Book which We have sent down, bringing blessings, and
confirming (the revelations) which came before it: that thou mayest warn the Mother
of Cities and all around her. Those who believe in the Hereafter believe in this (Book),
and they are constant in guarding their Prayers.
006.093 Who can be more wicked than one who inventeth a lie against God, or saith,
"I have received inspiration," when he hath received none, or (again) who saith, "I can
reveal the like of what God hath revealed"? If thou couldst but see how the wicked
(do fare) in the flood of confusion at death! - the angels stretch forth their
(saying),"Yield up your souls: this day shall ye receive your reward,- a penalty of
shame, for that ye used to tell lies against God, and scornfully to reject of His signs!"
006.094 "And behold! ye come to Us bare and alone as We created you for the first
time: ye have left behind you all (the favours) which We bestowed on you: We see
not with you your intercessors whom ye thought to be partners in your affairs:
all relations between you have been cut off, and your (pet) fancies have left you in the
006.095 It is God Who causeth the seed-grain and the date-stone to split and sprout.
He causeth the living to issue from the dead, and He is the One to cause the dead to
issue from the living. That is God: then how are ye deluded away from the truth?
006.096 He it is that cleaveth the day-break (from the dark): He makes the night for
rest and tranquillity, and the sun and moon for the reckoning (of time): Such is the
judgment and ordering of (Him), the Exalted in Power, the Omniscient.
006.097 It is He Who maketh the stars (as beacons) for you, that ye may guide
yourselves, with their help, through the dark spaces of land and sea: We detail
Signs for people who know.
006.098 It is He Who hath produced you from a single person: here is a place of
sojourn and a place of departure: We detail Our signs for people who understand.
006.099 It is He Who sendeth down rain from the skies: with it We produce
vegetation of all kinds: from some We produce green (crops), out of which We
produce grain, heaped up (at harvest); out of the date-palm and its sheaths (or
(come) clusters of dates hanging low and near: and (then there are) gardens of
and olives, and pomegranates, each similar (in kind) yet different (in variety): when
they begin to bear fruit, feast your eyes with the fruit and the ripeness thereof.
Behold! in these things there are Signs for people who believe.
006.100 Yet they make the Jinns equals with God, though God did create the Jinns;
and they falsely, having no knowledge, attribute to Him sons and daughters. Praise
and glory be to Him! (for He is) above what they attribute to Him!
006.101 To Him is due the primal origin of the heavens and the earth: How can
have a son when He hath no consort? He created all things, and He hath full
knowledge of all things.
006.102 That is God, your Lord! there is no god but He, the Creator of all things:
then worship ye Him: and He hath power to dispose of all affairs.
006.103 No vision can grasp Him, but His grasp is over all vision: He is above
comprehension, yet is acquainted with all things.
006.104 "Now have come to you, from your Lord, proofs (to open your eyes): if
will see, it will be for (the good of) his own soul; if any will be blind, it will be to his
own (harm): I am not (here) to watch over your doings."
006.105 Thus do We explain the Signs by various (symbols): that they may say,
"Thou hast taught (us) diligently," and that We may make the matter clear to those
006.106 Follow what thou art taught by inspiration from thy Lord: there is no
He: and turn aside from those who join gods with God.
006.107 If it had been God's Plan, they would not have taken false gods: but We
made thee not one to watch over their doings, nor art thou set over them to dispose of
006.108 Revile not ye those whom they call upon besides God, lest they out of
revile God in their ignorance. Thus have We made alluring to each people its own
doings. In the end will they return to their Lord, and We shall then tell them
of all that they did.
006.109 They swear their strongest oaths by God, that if a (special) Sign came
them, by it they would believe. Say: "Certainly (all) Signs are in the power of
but what will make you (Muslims) realise that (even) if (special) Signs came, they will
006.110 We (too) shall turn to (confusion) their hearts and their eyes, even as they
refused to believe in this in the first instance: We shall leave them in their
to wander in distraction.
006.111 Even if We did send unto them angels, and the dead did speak unto them,
and We gathered together all things before their very eyes, they are not the ones to
believe, unless it is in God's Plan. But most of them ignore (the truth).
006.112 Likewise did We make for every Messenger an enemy,- evil ones among
men and Jinns, inspiring each other with flowery discourses by way of deception. If
thy Lord had so planned, they would not have done it: so leave them and their
006.113 To such (deceit) let the hearts of those incline, who have no faith in
Hereafter: let them delight in it, and let them earn from it what they may.
006.114 Say: "Shall I seek for judge other than God? - when He it is Who hath
unto you the Book, explained in detail." They know full well, to whom We have
given the Book, that it hath been sent down from thy Lord in truth. Never be then of
those who doubt.
006.115 The word of thy Lord doth find its fulfilment in truth and in justice:
can change His words: for He is the one Who heareth and knoweth all.
006.116 Wert thou to follow the common run of those on earth, they will lead thee
away from the Way of God. They follow nothing but conjecture: they do nothing but
006.117 Thy Lord knoweth best who strayeth from His way: He knoweth best who
they are that receive His guidance.
006.118 So eat of (meats) on which God's name hath been pronounced, if ye have
faith in His Signs.
006.119 Why should ye not eat of (meats) on which God's name hath been
pronounced, when He hath explained to you in detail what is forbidden to you -
except under compulsion of necessity? But many do mislead (men) by their appeti
unchecked by knowledge. Thy Lord knoweth best those who transgress.
006.120 Eschew all sin, open or secret: those who earn sin will get due recompense
for their "earnings."
006.121 Eat not of (meats) on which God's name hath not been pronounced: That
would be impiety. But the evil ones ever inspire their friends to contend with
ye were to obey them, ye would indeed be Pagans.
006.122 Can he who was dead, to whom We gave life, and a Light whereby he can
walk amongst men, be like him who is in the depths of darkness, from which he can
never come out? Thus to those without faith their own deeds seem pleasing.
006.123 Thus have We placed leaders in every town, its wicked men, to plot (and
burrow) therein: but they only plot against their own souls, and they perceive
006.124 When there comes to them a Sign (from God), They say: "We shall not
believe until we receive one (exactly) like those received by God's messengers."
knoweth best where (and how) to carry out His mission. Soon will the wicked be
overtaken by humiliation before God, and a severe punishment, for all their plots.
006.125 Those whom God (in His Plan) willeth to guide,- He openeth their breast to
Islam; those whom He willeth to leave straying,- He maketh their breast close and
constricted, as if they had to climb up to the skies: thus doth God (heap) the
on those who refuse to believe.
006.126 This is the way of thy Lord, leading straight: We have detailed the Signs for
those who receive admonition.
006.127 For them will be a Home of Peace in the presence of their Lord: He will be
their Friend, because they practised (righteousness).
006.128 One day will He gather them all together, (and say): "O ye assembly of
Jinns! Much (toll) did ye take of men." Their friends amongst men will say: "Our
Lord! we made profit from each other: but (alas!) we reached our term - which Thou
didst appoint for us." He will say: "The Fire be your dwelling-place: you will
therein forever, except as God willeth." for thy Lord is full of wisdom and
006.129 Thus do We make the wrong-doers turn to each other, because of what they
006.130 "O ye assembly of Jinns and men! came there not unto you messengers from
amongst you, setting forth unto you My signs, and warning you of the meeting of
Day of yours?" They will say: "We bear witness against ourselves." It was the life of
this world that deceived them. So against themselves will they bear witness that they
006.131 (The messengers were sent) thus, for thy Lord would not destroy for their
wrong-doing men's habitations whilst their occupants were unwarned.
006.132 To all are degrees (or ranks) according to their deeds: for thy Lord is not
unmindful of anything that they do.
006.133 Thy Lord is Self-Sufficient, full of Mercy: if it were His Will, He could
destroy you, and in your place appoint whom He will as your successors, even as
raised you up from the posterity of other people.
006.134 All that hath been promised unto you will come to pass: nor can ye frustrate
it (in the least bit).
006.135 Say: "O my people! Do whatever ye can: I will do (my part): soon will
know who it is whose end will be (best) in the Hereafter: certain it is that the wrong-doers will not prosper."
006.136 Out of what God hath produced in abundance in tilth and in cattle, they
assigned Him a share: they say, according to their fancies: "This is for God, and this"
- for Our "partners"! but the share of their" partners "reacheth not God, whilst the
share of God reacheth their "partners" ! Evil (and unjust) is their assignment!
006.137 Even so, in the eyes of most of the Pagans, their "partners" made alluring the
slaughter of their children, in order to lead them to their own destruction, and cause
confusion in their religion. If God had willed, they would not have done so: But leave
alone them and their inventions.
006.138 And they say that such and such cattle and crops are taboo, and none should
eat of them except those whom - so they say - We wish; further, there are cattle
forbidden to yoke or burden, and cattle on which, (at slaughter), the name of God is
not pronounced; - inventions against God's name: soon will He requite them for
006.139 They say: "What is in the wombs of such and such cattle is specially
reserved (for food) for our men, and forbidden to our women; but if it is still-born,
then all have share therein. For their (false) attribution (of superstitions to
will soon punish them: for He is full of wisdom and knowledge.
006.140 Lost are those who slay their children, from folly, without knowledge,
forbid food which God hath provided for them, inventing (lies) against God. They
have indeed gone astray and heeded no guidance.
006.141 It is He Who produceth gardens, with trellises and without, and dates,
tilth with produce of all kinds, and olives and pomegranates, similar (in kind)
different (in variety): eat of their fruit in their season, but render the dues
proper on the day that the harvest is gathered. But waste not by excess: for God loveth
not the wasters.
006.142 Of the cattle are some for burden and some for meat: eat what God hath
provided for you, and follow not the footsteps of Satan: for he is to you and avowed
006.143 (Take) eight (head of cattle) in (four) pairs: of sheep a pair, and of
goats a pair; say, hath He forbidden the two males, or the two females, or (the young)
the wombs of the two females enclose? Tell me with knowledge if ye are truthful:
006.144 Of camels a pair, and of oxen a pair; say, hath He forbidden the two males, or
the two females, or (the young) which the wombs of the two females enclose? -
Were ye present when God ordered you such a thing? But who doth more wrong than
one who invents a lie against God, to lead astray men without knowledge? For God
guideth not people who do wrong.
006.145 Say: "I find not in the Message received by me by inspiration any (meat)
forbidden to be eaten by one who wishes to eat it, unless it be dead meat, or blood
poured forth, or the flesh of swine,- for it is an abomination - or, what is impious,
(meat) on which a name has been invoked, other than God's". But (even so), if a
person is forced by necessity, without wilful disobedience, nor transgressing due
limits,- thy Lord is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.
006.146 For those who followed the Jewish Law, We forbade every (animal) with
undivided hoof, and We forbade them that fat of the ox and the sheep, except what
adheres to their backs or their entrails, or is mixed up with a bone: this in recompense
for their wilful disobedience: for We are True (in Our ordinances).
006.147 If they accuse thee of falsehood, say: "Your Lord is full of mercy all -
embracing; but from people in guilt never will His wrath be turned back.
006.148 Those who give partners (to God) will say: "If God had wished, we should
not have given partners to Him nor would our fathers; nor should we have had any
taboos." So did their ancestors argue falsely, until they tasted of Our wrath.
"Have ye any (certain) knowledge? If so, produce it before us. Ye follow nothing but
conjecture: ye do nothing but lie."
006.149 Say: "With God is the argument that reaches home: if it had been His will,
He could indeed have guided you all."
006.150 Say: "Bring forward your witnesses to prove that God did forbid so and
If they bring such witnesses, be not thou amongst them: Nor follow thou the vain
desires of such as treat our Signs as falsehoods, and such as believe not in the
Hereafter: for they hold others as equal with their Guardian-Lord.
006.151 Say: "Come, I will rehearse what God hath (really) prohibited you from":
Join not anything as equal with Him; be good to your parents; kill not your children
on a plea of want;- We provide sustenance for you and for them;- come not nigh to
shameful deeds. Whether open or secret; take not life, which God hath made sacred,
except by way of justice and law: thus doth He command you, that ye may learn
006.152 And come not nigh to the orphan's property, except to improve it, until he
attain the age of full strength; give measure and weight with (full) justice;-
do We place on any soul, but that which it can bear;- whenever ye speak, speak
even if a near relative is concerned; and fulfil the Covenant of God: thus doth
command you, that ye may remember.
006.153 Verily, this is My way, leading straight: follow it: follow not (other) paths:
they will scatter you about from His (great) path: thus doth He command you. that ye
may be righteous.
006.154 Moreover, We gave Moses the Book, completing (Our favour) to those who
would do right, and explaining all things in detail,- and a guide and a mercy,
might believe in the meeting with their Lord.
006.155 And this is a Book which We have revealed as a blessing: so follow it
be righteous, that ye may receive mercy:
006.156 Lest ye should say: "The Book was sent down to two Peoples before us,
for our part, we remained unacquainted with all that they learned by assiduous
006.157 Or lest ye should say: "If the Book had only been sent down to us, we
should have followed its guidance better than they." Now then hath come unto you a
Clear (Sign) from your Lord,- and a guide and a mercy: then who could do more
wrong than one who rejecteth God's Signs, and turneth away therefrom? In good time
shall We requite those who turn away from Our Signs, with a dreadful penalty, for
their turning away.
006.158 Are they waiting to see if the angels come to them, or thy Lord (Himself), or
certain of the Signs of thy Lord! the day that certain of the Signs of thy Lord
no good will it do to a soul to believe in them then if it believed not before
righteousness through its Faith. Say: "Wait ye: we too are waiting."
006.159 As for those who divide their religion and break up into sects, thou hast no
part in them in the least: their affair is with God: He will in the end tell them the truth
of all that they did.
006.160 He that doeth good shall have ten times as much to his credit: He that
evil shall only be recompensed according to his evil: no wrong shall be done unto
(any of) them.
006.161 Say: "Verily, my Lord hath guided me to a Way that is straight,- a religion of
right,- the Path (trod) by Abraham the true in Faith, and he (certainly) joined
006.162 Say: "Truly, my prayer and my service of sacrifice, my life and my death,
are (all) for God, the Cherisher of the Worlds:
006.163 No partner hath He: this am I commanded, and I am the first of those who
bow to His will.
006.164 Say: "Shall I seek for (my) Cherisher other than God, when He is the
Cherisher of all things (that exist)? Every soul draws the meed of its acts on
itself: no bearer of burdens can bear the burden of another. Your
goal in the end is towards God: He will tell you the truth of the things wherein ye
006.165 It is He Who hath made you (His) agents, inheritors of the earth: He hath
raised you in ranks, some above others: that He may try you in the gifts He hath given
you: for thy Lord is quick in punishment: yet He is indeed Oft-Forgiving, Most