Harun Yahya

Living in Accordance with the Qur'an 6/9



Reading the Qur’an



‘... and (I have been ordered to) to recite the Qur’an.’…(Surat an-Naml, 92)

Those who recite the Book of God and perform prayer and give of what We have provided for them, secretly and openly, hope for a transaction which will not prove profitless. (Surah Fatir, 29)

By those drawn up in ranks, and by the warners crying warning, and by the reciters of the Reminder: your God is One. (Surat as-Saffat, 1-4)

When you recite the Qur’an, We place an obscuring veil between you and those who do not believe in the hereafter. (Surat al-Isra’, 45)

Your Lord knows that you stay up nearly two-thirds of the night–or half of it, or a third of it–and a group of those with you. God determines the night and day. He knows you will not keep count of it, so He has turned towards you. Recite as much of the Qur’an as is easy for you. He knows that some of you are ill and that others are travelling in the land seeking God’s bounty, and that others are fighting in the Way of God. So recite as much of it as is easy for you. and perform prayer and give the alms and lend a generous loan to God. Whatever good you send ahead for yourselves you will find it with God as something better and as a greater reward. and seek forgiveness from God. God is Ever-Forgiving, Most Merciful. (Surat al-Muzammil, 20)

Perform prayer from the time the sun declines until the darkening of the night, and also the recitation at dawn. the dawn recitation is certainly witnessed. (Surat al-Isra’, 78)

Seeking Refuge in God from Satan When Reading the Qur’an



Whenever you recite the Qur’an, seek refuge with God from the accursed Satan. (Surat an-Nahl, 98)

Immediately Stop Talking and Listen to the Qur’an When It Is Being Read



When the Qur´an is recited listen to it and be quiet so that hopefully you will gain mercy. (Surat al-A’raf, 204)

Paying Attention to and Being Sensitive About and Compliant Towards the Verses of God



Who hears the Signs of God recited to him and then persists in his arrogance just as if he had never heard them. Give him the news of a painful punishment. (Surat al-Jathiyah, 8)

Who could do greater wrong than someone who is reminded of the Signs of his Lord and then turns away from them, forgetting all that he has done before? We have placed covers on their hearts, preventing them from understanding it, and heaviness in their ears. Though you call them to guidance, they will nonetheless never be guided. (Surat al-Kahf, 57)

The believers are those whose hearts tremble when God is mentioned, whose faith is increased when His Signs are recited to them, and who put their trust in their Lord. (Surat al-Anfal, 2)

Weeping, they fall to the ground in prostration, and it increases them in humility. (Surat al-Isra’, 109)

God has sent down the Supreme Discourse, a Book consistent in its frequent repetitions. the skins of those who fear their Lord tremble at it and then their skins and hearts yield softly to the remembrance of God. That is God’s guidance by which He guides whoever He wills. and no one can guide those whom God misguides. (Surat az-Zumar, 23)

Those are some of the Prophets God has blessed, from the descendants of Adam and from those We carried with Nuh, and from the descendants of Ibrahim and Isra’il and from those We guided and chose. When the Signs of the All-Merciful were recited to them they fell on their faces, weeping, in prostration. (Surah Maryam, 58)

The people who truly do believe in Our Signs are those who fall to the ground prostrating when they are reminded of them, and glorify their Lord with praise, and are not arrogant. (Surat as-Sajdah, 15)

When they listen to what has been sent down to the Messenger, you see their eyes overflowing with tears because of what they recognise of the truth. They say, ‘Our Lord, we believe! So write us down among the witnesses.’ (Surat al-Ma’idah, 83)

Woe to every wicked liar who hears the Signs of God recited to him and then persists in his arrogance just as if he had never heard them. Give him the news of a painful punishment. (Surat al-Jathiyah, 7-8)

When Our Signs are recited to such a person, he turns away arrogantly as if he had not heard, as if there was a great weight in his ears. So give him news of a painful punishment. (Surah Luqman, 7)

Indeed, every time I called them to Your forgiveness, they put their fingers in their ears, wrapped themselves up in their clothes and were overweeningly arrogant. (Surah Nuh, 7)

When Our Signs are recited to them–Clear Signs–you can detect denial in the faces of those who disbelieve. They all but assault those who recite Our Signs to them! Say: ‘Shall I inform you of something worse than that? the Fire which God has promised those who disbelieve. What an evil destination!’ (Surat al-Hajj, 72)

Do you not see those who have been given a portion of the Book being invited to let God’s Book be the judge between them? But then a group of them turn away. (Surah Al ‘Imran, 23)

When they are told, ‘Come to what God has sent down and to the Messenger,’ you see the hypocrites turning away from you completely. (Surat an-Nisa, 61)

(Disbelievers are) those whose eyes were blind to My remembrance and whose ears were unable to hear [the Qur’an]. (Surat al-Kahf, 101)

Those who disbelieve all but strike you down with their evil looks when they hear the Reminder and say, ‘He is quite mad.’ (Surat al-Qalam, 51)

We have placed covers on their hearts, preventing them from understanding it, and heaviness in their ears. When you mention your Lord alone in the Qur’an, they turn their backs and run away. (Surat al-Isra’, 46)

Has the time not arrived for the hearts of those who believe to yield to the remembrance of God and to the truth He has sent down, so they are not like those who were given the Book before for whom the time seemed over long so that their hearts became hard? Many of them are deviators. (Surat al-Hadid, 16)

Pondering the Verses of the Qur’an and Drawing Lessons from It



It is a Book We have sent down to you, full of blessing, so let people of intelligence ponder its Signs and take heed. (Surah Sad, 29)

We have made the Qur’an easy to remember. But is there any rememberer there? (Surat al-Qamar, 22)

This is the path of your Lord–straight. We have made the Signs clear for people who remember. (Surat al-An’am, 126)

In this way We have sent it down as an Arabic Qur’an and We have made various threats in it so that hopefully they will guard against evil or it will spur them into remembrance. (Surah Ta Ha, 113)

Will they not then ponder the Qur’an or are there locks upon their hearts? (Surah Muhammad, 24)

So hold fast to what has been revealed to you. You are on a straight path. (Surat az-Zukhruf, 43)

It is He Who shows you His Signs and sends down provision to you out of heaven. But none pay heed save those who repent. (Surah Ghafir, 13)

Is it not enough for them that We have sent down to you the Book which is recited to them? There is certainly a mercy and reminder in that for people who believe. (Surat al-Anqabut, 51)

We have made things clear in this Qur’an so that they might pay heed, but it only makes them run away the more! (Surat al-Isra’, 41)

It is He Who sent down the Book to you from Him: verses containing clear judgements–they are the core of the Book–and others which are open to interpretation. Those with deviation in their hearts follow what is open to interpretation in it, desiring conflict, seeking its inner meaning. No one knows its inner meaning but God. Those firmly rooted in knowledge say, ‘We believe in it. All of it is from our Lord.’ But only people of intelligence pay heed. (Surah Al ‘Imran, 7)

A sura We have sent down and imposed. We have sent down Clear Signs in it so that hopefully you will pay heed. (Surat an-Nur, 1)

A sura We have sent down and imposed. We have sent down Clear Signs in it so that hopefully you will pay heed. (Surat al-Qasas, 51)

Who could do greater wrong than someone who is reminded of the Signs of his Lord and then turns away from them, forgetting all that he has done before? We have placed covers on their hearts, preventing them from understanding it, and heaviness in their ears. Though you call them to guidance, they will nonetheless never be guided. (Surat al-Kahf, 57)

You do not ask them for any wage for it. It is only a reminder to all beings. (Surah Yusuf, 104)

It (the Qur’an) is a reminder for the heedful. (Surat al-Haqqah, 48)

God has prepared a terrible punishment for them. So have fear of God, people of intelligence–those who believe–God has sent down a reminder to you. (Surat at-Talaq, 10)

This is a clear explanation for all mankind, and guidance and admonition for those who guard against evil. (Surah Al ‘Imran, 138)

We know best what they say. You are not a dictator over them. So remind, with the Qur’an, whoever fears My Threat. (Surat al-Qaf, 45)

It is simply a reminder to all the worlds. (Surah Sad, 87)

No indeed! It is truly a reminder. (Surat al-Mudathir, 54)

We have made it easy in your own tongue so that hopefully they will pay heed. (Surat ad-Dukhan, 58)

We have given all kinds of examples to people in this Qur’an, so that hopefully they will pay heed. (Surat az-Zumar, 27)

We did not teach him poetry nor would it be right for him. It is simply a reminder and a clear Qur’an. (Surah Ya Sin, 69)

In this way We have sent it down as an Arabic Qur’an and We have made various threats in it so that hopefully they will guard against evil or it will spur them into remembrance. (Surah Ta Ha, 113)

They are the ones God has guided, so be guided by their guidance. Say, ‘I do not ask you for any wage for it. It is simply a reminder to all beings.’ (Surat al-An’am, 90)

But it is nothing less than a Reminder to all the worlds. (Surat al-Qalam, 52)

Say: ‘The Purest Spirit has brought it down from your Lord with truth, to make those who believe firm, and as guidance and good news for the Muslims.’ (Surat an-Nahl, 102)

Equating Nothing with God



And We located the position of the House for Ibrahim: ‘Do not associate anything with Me and purify My House for those who circle it, and those who stand and bow and prostrate.’ (Surat al-Hajj, 26)

Be people of pure natural belief in God, not associating anything else with Him. As for anyone who associates others with God, it is as though he had fallen from the sky and the birds had seized him and carried him away or the wind had dropped him in a distant place. (Surat al-Hajj, 31)

Do not let them debar you from God’s Signs after they have been sent down to you. Call people to your Lord and on no account be one of the idolaters. (Surat al-Qasas, 87)

When Luqman said to his son, counselling him, ‘My son, do not associate anything with God. Associating others with Him is a terrible wrong.’ (Surah Luqman, 13)

(We have instructed man concerning his parents:) ‘But if they try to make you associate something with Me about which you have no knowledge, do not obey them. Keep company with them correctly and courteously in this world but follow the Way of him who turns to Me. Then you will return to Me and I will inform you about the things you did.’ (Surah Luqman, 15)

Or do they have some god other than God? Glory be to God above any idol they propose! (Surat at-Tur, 43)

(The man who believed said to his people,) ‘You call me to reject God and to associate something with Him about which I have no knowledge, while I call you to the Almighty, the Endlessly Forgiving.’ (Surah Ghafir, 42)

God does not forgive anything being associated with Him but He forgives whoever He wills for anything other than that. Anyone who associates something with God has committed a terrible crime. (Surat an-Nisa’, 48)

Say: ‘What thing is greatest as a witness?’ Say: ‘God. He is Witness between me and you. This Qur’an has been revealed to me so that I may warn you by it, and anyone else it reaches. Do you then bear witness that there are other gods together with God?’ Say: ‘I do not bear witness.’ Say: ‘He is only One God, and I am free of all you associate with Him.’ (Surat al-An’am, 19)

On the Day We gather them all together, We will say to those who associated others with God, ‘Where are the partner-gods, for whom you made such claims?’ (Surat al-An’am, 22)

That is God’s guidance. He guides by it those of His servants He wills. If they had associated others with Him, nothing they did would have been of any use. (Surat al-An’am, 88)

Say: ‘My Lord has forbidden indecency, both open and hidden, and wrong action, and unrightful tyranny, and associating anything with God for which He has sent down no authority, and saying things about God you do not know.’ (Surat al-A’raf, 33)

Do they make things into partner-gods which cannot create anything and are themselves created? (Surat al-A’raf, 191)

And they (the alleged partners) cannot extend to them any help, nor can they help themselves. (Surat al-A’raf, 192)

They have taken their rabbis and monks as lords besides God, and also the Messiah, son of Maryam. Yet they were commanded to worship only one God. There is no god but Him! Glory be to Him above anything they associate with Him! (Surat at-Tawba, 31)

(Yusuf said,) ‘I hold fast to the creed of my forebears Ibrahim and Ishaq and Ya‘qub. We don’t associate anything with God. and that is how God has favoured us and all mankind, but most do not give thanks.’ (Surah Yusuf, 38)

He is God–there is no god but Him. He is the King, the Most Pure, the Perfect Peace, the Trustworthy, the Safeguarder, the Almighty, the Compeller, the Supremely Great. Glory be to God above all they associate with Him. (Surat al-Hashr, 23)

Being Forgiving



Make allowances for people, command what is right, and turn away from the ignorant. (Surat al-A’raf, 199)

Those who give in times of both ease and hardship, those who control their rage and pardon other people–God loves the good-doers. (Surah Al ‘Imran, 134)

Those of you possessing affluence and ample wealth should not make oaths that they will not give to their relatives and the very poor and those who have migrated in the way of God. They should rather pardon and overlook. Would you not love God to forgive you? God is Ever-Forgiving, Most Merciful. (Surat an-Nur, 22)

But because of their breaking of their covenant, We have cursed them and made their hearts hard. They distort the true meaning of words and have forgotten a good portion of what they were reminded of. You will never cease to come upon some act of treachery on their part, except for a few of them. Yet pardon them, and overlook. God loves good-doers. (Surat al-Ma’idah, 13)

The repayment of a bad action is one equivalent to it. But if someone pardons and puts things right, his reward is with God. Certainly He does not love wrongdoers. (Surat ash-Shura, 40)

You who believe! Some of your wives and children are an enemy to you, so be wary of them. But if you pardon and exonerate and forgive, God is Ever-Forgiving, Most Merciful. (Surat at-Taghabun, 14)

Whether you reveal a good act or keep it hidden, or pardon an evil act, God is Ever-Pardoning, All-Powerful. (Surat an-Nisa’, 149)

Correct and courteous words accompanied by forgiveness are better than charity followed by insulting words. God is Rich Beyond Need, All-Forbearing. (Surat al-Baqarah, 263)

He (Yusuf) said (to his brothers), ‘No blame at all will fall on you. Today you have forgiveness from God. He is the Most Merciful of the merciful.’ (Surah Yusuf, 92)

Taking Only God and Believers As Confidant, Friend and Protector



Your friend is only God and His Messenger and those who believe: those who perform prayer and give the alms, and bow. As for those who make God their friend, and His Messenger and those who believe: it is the party of God who are victorious! (Surat al-Ma’idah, 55-56)

You who believe! Do not take the disbelievers as friends rather than the believers. Do you want to give God clear proof against you? (Surat an-Nisa’, 144)

You who believe, do not befriend your fathers and brothers if they prefer disbelief to faith. Those among you who do befriend them are wrongdoers. (Surat at-Tawba, 23)

God merely forbids you from taking as friends those who have fought you in the religion and driven you from your homes and who supported your expulsion. Any who take them as friends are wrongdoers. (Surat al-Mumtahinah, 9)

You who believe! Do not take any outside yourselves as intimates. They will do anything to harm you. They love what causes you distress. Hatred has appeared out of their mouths, but what their breasts hide is far worse. We have made the Signs clear to you if you use your intellect. (Surah Al ‘Imran, 118)

You who believe! Do not take as friends any of those who who make a mockery and a game out of your religion among the ones who were given the Book before you or the disbelievers. Have fear of God if you are believers. (Surat al-Ma’idah, 57)

Or did you suppose that you would be left without God knowing those of you who have strived and who have not taken anyone as their intimate friends besides God and His Messenger and the believers? God is aware of what you do. (Surat at-Tawba, 16)

Those who disbelieve are the friends and protectors of one another. If you do not act in this way (protect each other) there will be turmoil in the land and great corruption. (Surat al-Anfal, 73)

Not Aspiring After the Lives of Deniers and Refraining from Giving Into the Illusions of the Worldly Life



Mankind! God’s promise is true. Do not let the life of this world delude you and do not let the Deluder delude you about God. (Surah Fatir, 5)

Do not direct your eyes longingly to what We have given certain of them to enjoy... (Surah Ta Ha, 131)

So turn away from him who turns away from Our remembrance and desires nothing but the life of this world. (Surat al-Najm, 29)

Restrain yourself patiently with those who call on their Lord morning and evening, desiring His face. Do not turn your eyes from them, desiring the attractions of this world. and do not obey someone whose heart We have made neglectful of Our remembrance and who follows his own whims and desires and whose life has transgressed all bounds. (Surat al-Kahf, 28)

Do not let their wealth and children impress you. God merely wants to punish them by them during their life in this world and for them to expire while they are disbelievers. (Surat at-Tawba, 55)

Do not direct your eyes longingly to what We have given certain of them to enjoy. Do not feel sad concerning them. and take the believers under your wing. (Surat al-Hijr, 88)

And what of him the evil of whose actions appears fine to him so that he sees them as good? God misguides whoever He wills and guides whoever He wills. So do not let yourself waste away out of regret for them. God knows what they do. (Surah Fatir, 8)

You who believe! Do not let your wealth or children divert you from the remembrance of God. Whoever does that is lost. (Surat al-Munafiqun, 9)

Mankind! Have fear of your Lord and fear a day when no father will be able to atone for his son, or son for his father, in any way. God’s promise is true. So do not let the life of this world delude you and do not let the deluder delude you concerning God. (Surah Luqman, 33)

If anyone desires to cultivate the hereafter, We will increase him in his cultivation. If anyone desires to cultivate this world, We will give him some of it but he will have no share in the hereafter. (Surat ash-Shura, 20)

The life of this world is nothing but a game and a diversion. the abode of the hereafter–that is truly Life if they only knew. (Surat al-Anqabut, 64)

Know that the life of this world is merely a game and a diversion and ostentation and a cause of boasting among yourselves and trying to outdo one another in wealth and children: like the plant-growth after rain which delights the cultivators, but then it withers and you see it turning yellow, and then it becomes broken stubble. in the hereafter there is terrible punishment but also forgiveness from God and His good pleasure. the life of this world is nothing but the enjoyment of delusion. (Surat al-Hadid, 20)

The life of this world is merely a game and a diversion. If you believe and guard against evil, He will pay you your wages and not ask you for all your wealth. (Surah Muhammad, 36)

To mankind the love of worldly appetites is painted in glowing colours: women and children, and heaped-up mounds of gold and silver, and horses with fine markings, and livestock and fertile farmland. All that is merely the enjoyment of the life of this world. the best homecoming is in the Presence of God. (Surah Al ‘Imran, 14)

Abandon those who have turned their religion into a game and a diversion and who have been deluded by the life of this world. Remind by it lest a person is delivered up to destruction for what he has earned with no protector or intercessor besides God. Were he to offer every kind of compensation, it would not be accepted from him. Such people are delivered up to destruction for what they have earned. They will have scalding water to drink and a painful punishment because they disbelieved. (Surat al-An’am, 70)

Do they imagine that, in the wealth and children We extend to them, We are hastening to them with good things? No indeed, but they have no awareness! (Surat al-Mu’minun, 55-56)

Do not let their wealth and their children impress you. God merely wants to punish them by them in this world, and for them to expire while they are disbelievers. (Surat at-Tawba, 85)

As for those who desire the life of this world and its finery, We will give them full payment in it for their actions. They will not be deprived here of their due. But such people will have nothing in the hereafter but the Fire. What they achieved here will come to nothing. What they did will prove to be null and void. (Surah Hud, 15-16)

Being Constantly Aware of the Fact That Believers Always Prevail



Do not give up and do not be downhearted. You shall be uppermost if you are believers. (Surah Al ‘Imran, 139)

To those who disbelieve, the life of this world is painted in glowing colours and they laugh at those who believe. But on the Day of Rising those who fear God will be over them. God provides for whoever He wills without any reckoning. (Surat al-Baqarah, 212)

... As for those who make God their friend, and His Messenger and those who believe: it is the party of God who are victorious! (Surat al-Ma’idah, 56)

He said, ‘We will reinforce you with your brother and by Our Signs will give you both authority, so that they will not be able to lay a hand on you. You and those who follow you will be the victors.’ (Surat al-Qasas, 35)

Commanding Good and Refraining from Evil



They would not restrain one another from any of the wrong things that they did. How evil were the things they used to do! (Surat al-Ma’idah, 79)

(Luqman said,) ‘My son, perform prayer and command what is right and forbid what is wrong and be steadfast in the face of all that happens to you. That is certainly the most resolute course to follow.’ (Surah Luqman, 17)

(Believers are) those who, if We establish them firmly on the earth, will perform prayer and give the alms, and command what is right and forbid what is wrong. the end result of all affairs is with God. (Surat al-Hajj, 41)

You are the best nation ever to be produced before mankind. You enjoin the right, forbid the wrong and believe in God. If the People of the Book were to believe, it would be better for them. Some of them are believers but most of them are deviators. (Surah Al ‘Imran, 110)

They believe in God and the Last Day, and enjoin the right and forbid the wrong, and compete in doing good. They are among the righteous. (Surah Al ‘Imran, 114)

Let there be a community among you who call to the good, and enjoin the right, and forbid the wrong. They are the ones who have success. (Surah Al ‘Imran, 104)

Those who repent, those who worship, those who praise, those who fast, those who bow, those who prostrate, those who command the right, those who forbid the wrong, those who preserve the limits of God: give good news to the believers. (Surat at-Tawba, 112)

The men and women of the believers are friends of one another. They command what is right and forbid what is wrong, and perform prayer and give the alms, and obey God and His Messenger. They are the people on whom God will have mercy. God is Almighty, All-Wise. (Surat at-Tawba, 71)

Would that there had been more people with a vestige of good among the generations of those who came before you, who forbade corruption in the earth, other than the few among them whom We saved. Those who did wrong gladly pursued the life of luxury that they were given and were evildoers. (Surah Hud, 116)

Not Forgetting About One’s Self While Commanding Others to Do Good



Do you order people to devoutness and forget yourselves, when you recite the Book? Will you not use your intellect? (Surat al-Baqarah, 44)

Refraining from Being Stubborn and Rebellious



And (We gave Yahya) devotion to his parents–he was not insolent or disobedient. (Surah Maryam, 14)

God fulfilled His promise to you when you were slaughtering them by His permission. But then you faltered, disputing the command, and disobeyed after He showed you what you love. Among you are those who want this world and among you are those who want the hereafter. Then He turned you from them in order to test you–but He has pardoned you. God shows favour to the believers. (Surah Al ‘Imran, 152)

Do you not see those who were forbidden to confer together secretly returning to the very thing they were forbidden to do, and conferring together secretly in wrongdoing and enmity and disobedience to the Messenger?... (Surat al-Mujadilah, 8)

You who believe! When you confer together secretly, do not do so in wrongdoing and enmity and disobedience to the Messenger; rather confer together in goodness and fear of God. Have fear of God–Him to Whom you will be gathered. (Surat al-Mujadilah, 9)

On that day those who disbelieved and disobeyed the Messenger will wish that they were one with the level earth. They will not be able to hide a single circumstance from God. (Surat an-Nisa’, 42)

They will be plunged into abasement wherever they are found, unless they have a treaty with God and with the people. They have brought down anger from God upon themselves, and they have been plunged into destitution. That was because they rejected God’s Signs and killed the Prophets without any right to do so. That was because they disobeyed and went beyond the limits. (Surah Al ‘Imran, 112)

When Our Clear Signs are recited to them, those who do not expect to meet Us say, ‘Bring a Qur’an other than this one or change it.’ Say: ‘It is not for me to change it of my own accord. I follow nothing except what is revealed to me. I fear, were I to disobey my Lord, the punishment of a Dreadful Day.’ (Surah Yunus, 15)

They disobeyed the Messenger of their Lord so He seized them in an ever-tightening grip. (Surat al-Haqqah, 10)

[My duty] only in transmitting from God and His Messages. As for him who disobeys God and His Messenger, he will have the Fire of Hell, remaining in it timelessly, for ever and ever.´ (Surat al-Jinn, 23)

Say: ‘My Lord has forbidden indecency, both open and hidden, and wrong action, and unrightful tyranny, and associating anything with God for which He has sent down no authority, and saying things about God you do not know.’ (Surat al-A’raf, 33)

He (Salih) said, ‘My people! What do you think? If I were to possess a Clear Sign from my Lord and He had given me mercy from Him: who would help me against God if I disobeyed Him? You would not increase me in anything but loss.’ (Surah Hud, 63)

And when you said, ‘Musa, we will not put up with just one kind of food so ask your Lord to supply to us some of what the earth produces–its green vegetables, cucumbers, grains, lentils and onions,’ he said, ‘Do you want to replace what is better with what is inferior? Go back to Egypt, then you will have what you are asking for.’ Abasement and destitution were stamped upon them. They brought down anger from God upon themselves. That was because they rejected God’s Signs and killed the Prophets without any right to do so. That was because they rebelled and went beyond the limits. (Surat al-Baqarah, 61)

As for those who disobey God and His Messenger and overstep His limits, We will admit them into a Fire, remaining in it timelessly, for ever. They will have a humiliating punishment. (Surat an-Nisa’, 14)

When God and His Messenger have decided something it is not for any man or woman of the believers to have a choice about it. Anyone who disobeys God and His Messenger is clearly misguided. (Surat al-Ahzab, 36)

Say: ‘I fear, were I to disobey my Lord, the punishment of a Terrible Day.’ (Surat az- Zumar, 13)

God commands justice and doing good and giving to relatives. and He forbids indecency and doing wrong and tyranny. He warns you so that hopefully you will pay heed. (Surat an-Nahl, 90)

(‘Isa said,) ‘And (He directed me) to show devotion to my mother. He has not made me insolent or arrogant.’ (Surah Maryam, 32)

Those who argue about the Signs of God without any authority coming to them do something hateful in the Sight of God and in the sight of the people who believe. That is how God seals up the heart of every arrogant oppressor. (Surah Ghafir, 35)

Restoring Prayer Sites and Mosques



It is not for the idolaters to maintain the mosques of God, bearing witness against themselves of their disbelief. They are the ones whose actions will come to nothing. They will be in the Fire timelessly, for ever. the mosques of God should only be maintained by those who believe in God and the Last Day and perform prayer and give the alms, and fear no one but God. They are the ones most likely to be guided. (Surat at-Tawba, 17-18)

Keeping Homes, Mosques and Clothes Clean



And We located the position of the House (Kaaba) for Ibrahim: ‘Do not associate anything with Me and purify My House for those who circle it, and those who stand and bow and prostrate.’ (Surat al-Hajj, 26)

Purify your clothes. Shun all filth. (Surat al-Mudathir, 4-5)

(We said to Ibrahim,) ‘Then they should end their state of self-neglect and fufil their vows and circle the Ancient House.’ (Surat al-Hajj, 29)

They will swear to you by God when you return to them, so that you leave them alone. Leave them alone, then! They are filth. Their shelter will be Hell as repayment for what they did. (Surat at-Tawba, 95)

No self can believe except with God’s permission. He places a blight on those who do not use their intellect. (Surah Yunus, 100)

When God desires to guide someone, He expands his breast to Islam. When He desires to misguide someone, He makes his breast narrow and constricted as if he were climbing up into the sky. That is how God defiles those who have no faith. (Surat al-An’am, 125)

You who believe! the idolaters are unclean…(Surat at-Tawba, 28)

Dressing Elegantly When Visiting Mosques



Children of Adam! Wear fine clothing in every mosque…(Surat al-A’raf, 31)

Preferring Clean and Good Foods



That was the situation when we woke them up so they could question one another. One of them asked, ‘How long have you been here?’ They replied, ‘We have been here for a day or part of a day.’ They said, ‘Your Lord knows best how long you have been here. Send one of your number into the city with this silver you have, so he can see which food is purest and bring you some of it to eat. But he should go about with caution so that no one is aware of you,’. (Surat al-Kahf, 19)

Eat of the good things We have provided for you but do not go to excess in it or My anger will be unleashed on you. Anyone who has My anger unleashed on him has plunged to his ruin. (Surah Ta Ha, 81)

Messengers, eat of the good things and act rightly. I most certainly know what you do. (Surat al-Mu’minun, 51)

You who believe! Eat of the good things We have provided for you and give thanks to God if you worship Him alone. (Surat al-Baqarah, 172)

And We shaded you with clouds and sent down manna and quails to you: ‘Eat of the good things We have provided for you.’ They did not wrong Us; rather it was themselves they were wronging. (Surat al-Baqarah, 57)

When you were few and oppressed in the land, afraid that the people would snatch you away, He gave you refuge and supported you with His help and provided you with good things so that hopefully you would be thankful. (Surat al-Anfal, 26)

God has given you wives from among yourselves, and given you children and grandchildren from your wives, and provided good things for you. So why do they believe in falsehood and reject the blessings of God? (Surat an-Nahl, 72)

We have honoured the sons of Adam and conveyed them on land and sea and provided them with good things and favoured them greatly over many We have created. (Surat al-Isra’, 70)

It is God Who made the earth a stable home for you and the sky a dome, and formed you, giving you the best of forms, and provided you with good and wholesome things. That is God, your Lord. Blessed be God, the Lord of all the worlds. (Surah Ghafir, 64)

Eating of That on Which God’s Name Is Mentioned



Eat that over which the name of God has been mentioned, if you believe in His Signs. (Surat al-An’am, 118)

They will ask you what is lawful for them. Say: ‘All good things are lawful for you, and also what is caught for you by hunting animals which you have trained as God has taught you. Eat what they catch for you, mentioning God’s name over it.’ and have fear of God. God is swift at reckoning. (Surat al-Ma’idah, 4)

We have appointed a rite of sacrifice for every nation so that they may invoke God’s name over the livestock He has given them. Your God is One God so submit to Him. Give good news to the humble-hearted. (Surat al-Hajj, 34)

Knowing That It Is God Who Provides for Us



The Keys of the heavens and earth belong to Him. He expands the provision of anyone He wills or restricts it. He has knowledge of all things. (Surat ash-Shura, 12)

(Ibrahim said to his people,) ‘Instead of God you worship only idols. You are inventing a lie. Those you worship besides God have no power to provide for you. So seek your provision from God and worship Him and give thanks to Him. It is to Him you will be returned.’ (Surat al-Anqabut, 17)

Those who had longed to take his place the day before woke up saying, ‘God expands the provision of any of His servants He wills or restricts it. If God had not shown great kindness to us, we would have been swallowed up as well. Ah! Truly the disbelievers are not successful.’ (Surat al-Qasas, 82)

(Say, ‘O God!) You merge the night into the day. You merge the day into the night. You bring out the living from the dead. You bring out the dead from the living. You provide for whoever You will without any reckoning.’ (Surah Al ‘Imran, 27)

Her Lord accepted her with approval and made her grow in health and beauty. and Zakariyya became her guardian. Every time Zakariyya visited her in the Upper Room, he found food with her. He said, ‘Maryam, how did you come by this?’ She said, ‘It is from God. God provides for whoever He wills without any reckoning.’ (Surah Al ‘Imran, 37)

‘Isa son of Maryam said, ‘God, our Lord, send down a table to us out of heaven to be a feast for us, for the first and last of us, and as a Sign from You. Provide for us! You are the Best of Providers!’ (Surat al-Ma’idah, 114)

Say: ‘Who provides for you out of heaven and earth? Who controls hearing and sight? Who brings forth the living from the dead and the dead from the living? Who directs the whole affair?’ They will say, ‘God.’ Say, ‘So will you not guard against evil?’ (Surah Yunus, 31)

There is no creature on the earth which is not dependent upon God for its provision. He knows where it lives and where it dies. They are all in a Clear Book. (Surah Hud, 6)

God expands provision to anyone He wills and restricts it. They rejoice in the life of this world. Yet the life of this world, compared to the hereafter, is only fleeting enjoyment. (Surat ar-Ra`d, 26)

God has favoured some of you over others in provision, but those who have been favoured do not give their provision to their slaves so they become the same in respect of it. So why do they renounce the blessings of God? (Surat an-Nahl, 71)

God has given you wives from among yourselves, and given you children and grandchildren from your wives, and provided good things for you. So why do they believe in falsehood and reject the blessings of God? (Surat an-Nahl, 72)

So why do they believe in falsehood and reject the blessings of God, and worship, instead of God, things that have no control over their provision from the heavens or earth in any way, and are themselves completely impotent? (Surat an-Nahl, 73)

God does make a metaphor: an owned slave possessing no power over anything, and someone We have given plentiful provision who gives out from it secretly and openly. Are they the same? Praise be to God! They are not! But most people do not know it. (Surat an-Nahl, 75)

Your Lord expands the provision of anyone He wills and restricts it. He is aware of and sees His servants. (Surat al-Isra’, 30)

Do not kill your children out of fear of being poor. We will provide for them and you. Killing them is a terrible mistake. (Surat al-Isra’, 31)

Do not direct your eyes longingly to what We have given certain of them to enjoy, the flower of the life of this world, so that We can test them by it. Your Lord’s provision is better and longer lasting. (Surah Ta Ha, 131)

Instruct your family to perform prayer, and be constant in it. We do not ask you for provision. We provide for you. and the outcome rests on doing your duty. (Surah Ta Ha, 132)

As for those who believe and do right actions, they will have forgiveness and generous provision. (Surat al-Hajj, 50)

Those who migrate in the Way of God and then are killed or die, God will provide for them handsomely. Truly God is the best Provider. (Surat al-Hajj, 58)

Are you asking them for payment? Your Lord’s payment is better. He is the Best of Providers. (Surat al-Mu’minun, 72)

Corrupt women are for corrupt men and corrupt men are for corrupt women, Good women are for good men and good men are for good women. the latter are innocent of what they say. They will have forgiveness and generous provision. (Surat an-Nur, 26)

(It is) so that God can reward them for the best of what they did and give them more from His unbounded favour. God provides for anyone He wills without reckoning. (Surat an-Nur, 38)

He Who originates creation and then regenerates it and provides for you from out of heaven and earth. Is there another god besides God? Say: ‘Bring your proof if you are being truthful.’ (Surat an-Naml, 64)

How many creatures do not carry their provision with them! God provides for them and He will for you. He is the All-Hearing, the All-Knowing. (Surat al-Anqabut, 60)

God expands the provision of any of His servants He wills and restricts it. God has knowledge of all things. (Surat al-Anqabut, 62)

Do they not see that God expands provision for whoever He wills and also restricts it? There are certainly Signs in that for people who believe. (Surat ar-Rum, 37)

God is He Who created you, then provides for you, then will cause you to die and then bring you back to life. Can any of your partner-gods do any of that? Glory be to Him and may He be exalted above anything they associate with Him! (Surat ar-Rum, 40)

But those of you who are obedient to God and His Messenger and act rightly will be given their reward twice over; and We have prepared generous provision for them. (Surat al-Ahzab, 31)

Say: ‘Who provides for you from the heavens and earth?’ Say: ‘God. It is certain that one or the other of us, either we or you, is following guidance or else clearly astray.’ (Surah Saba’, 24)

Say: ‘My Lord expands the provision of anyone He wills or restricts it. But the majority of mankind do not know it.’ (Surah Saba’, 36)

Say: ‘My Lord expands the provision of any of His servants He wills or restricts it. But anything you expend will be replaced by Him. He is the Best of Providers.’ (Surah Saba’, 39)

Mankind! Remember God’s blessing to you. Is there any creator other than God providing for you from heaven and earth? There is no god but Him. So how have you been perverted? (Surah Fatir, 3)

This is Our provision which will never run out. (Surah Sad, 54)

It is He Who shows you His Signs and sends down provision to you out of heaven. But none pay heed save those who repent. (Surah Ghafir, 13)

It is God Who made the earth a stable home for you and the sky a dome, and formed you, giving you the best of forms, and provided you with good and wholesome things. That is God, your Lord. Blessed be God, the Lord of all the worlds. (Surah Ghafir, 64)

He placed firmly embedded mountains on it, towering over it, and blessed it and measured out its nourishment in it, laid out for those who seek it–all in four days. (Surat al-Fussilat, 10)

The Keys of the heavens and earth belong to Him. He expands the provision of anyone He wills or restricts it. He has knowledge of all things. (Surat ash-Shura, 12)

God is very gentle with His servants. He provides for anyone He wills. He is the Most Strong, the Almighty. (Surat ash-Shura, 19)

Were God to expand the provision of His servants, they would act as tyrants on the earth. But He sends down whatever He wills in a measured way. He is aware of and He sees His servants. (Surat ash-Shura, 27)

Truly God, He is the Provider, the Possessor of Strength, the Sure. (Surat adh-Dhariyat, 58)

But when they see a chance of trade or entertainment they scatter off to it and leave you standing there. Say: ‘What is with God is better than trade or entertainment. God is the Best of Providers.’ (Surat al-Jumu`ah, 11)

And (He will) provide for him from where he does not expect. Whoever puts his trust in God–He will be enough for him. God always achieves His aim. God has appointed a measure for all things. (Surat at-Talaq, 3)

(God has sent down) a Messenger reciting God’s Clear Signs to you to bring those who believe and do right actions out of the darkness into the Light. Whoever believes in God and acts rightly, We will admit him into Gardens with rivers flowing under them remaining in them timelessly, for ever and ever. God has provided for him excellently! (Surat at-Talaq, 11)

Who is there who could provide for you if He withholds His provision? Yet still they obstinately persist in insolence and evasion. (Surat al-Mulk, 21)

If only they were to go straight on the Path, We would give them abundant water to drink. (Surat al-Jinn, 16)

But then when He tests him by restricting his provision, he says, ‘My Lord has humiliated me!’ (Surat al-Fajr, 16)

 

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