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Allah - beginning with the name of - the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
The path of those whom You have favoured – Not the path of those who earned Your anger – nor of those who are astray.
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All All praise is to Allah, the Lord Of The Creation.
The path of those whom You have favoured - –
Not the path of those who earned Your anger - – nor of those who are astray.
And who believe in this (Qur’an) which has been sent down upon you, O beloved Prophet, (Mohammed - – peace and blessings be upon him) and what was sent down before you; and are certain of the Hereafter.
As for those whose fate is disbelief, whether you warn them or do not warn them - – it is all one for them; they will not believe. (Because their hearts are sealed - – see next verse).
And among the people are some * some* that say, “We believe in Allah and the Last Day **” Day**” whereas they are not believers! (* The hypocrites ** the Day of Resurrection)
These are the people who purchased error in exchange of guidance - – so their bargain did not profit them, and they did not know how to trade.
The One Who has appointed the earth a base for you, and the sky a canopy - – and caused water to pour down from the sky, thereby producing fruits as food for you; and do not knowingly set up rivals to Allah!
And if you are in any doubt concerning what We have sent down upon Our distinguished bondman (Prophet Mohammed - – peace and blessings be upon him), bring forth a single surah (chapter) equal to it; and call upon all your supporters, other than Allah, if you are truthful.
And if you are unable to bring forth (one chapter) - – and We declare that you can never bring one - – then fear the fire (of hell), the fuel of which is men and stones; kept ready for the disbelievers.
Those who break the covenant of Allah after ratifying it - – and sever what Allah has ordered to join, and who cause turmoil (evil / religious chaos) in the earth; it is they who are the losers.
And (remember) when We ordered the angels to prostrate before Adam, so they all prostrated, except Iblis (Satan - – devil); he refused and was proud - – and became a disbeliever.
And We said, “O Adam! You and your wife dwell in this Garden, and eat freely from it wherever you please - – but do not approach this tree for you will become of those who transgress.”
So the devil destabilised them in it and removed them from where they were - – and We said, “Go down, one of you is an enemy to the other; and for a fixed time you shall stay on earth and feed in it.”
We said, “Go down from Paradise, all of you; then if some guidance comes to you from Me - – so whoever follows My guidance, for such is neither fear nor any grief.”
And accept faith in what I have sent down (the Qur’an), which confirms what is with you (the Torah / Bible), and do not be the first to disbelieve in it - – and do not exchange My verses for an abject - – and fear Me alone.
And when We made a commitment with Moosa (Moses) for forty nights - – then behind him you started worshipping the calf, and you were unjust.
And when Moosa said to his people, “O my people! You have wronged yourselves by taking the calf, * calf,* therefore turn in repentance to your Creator, therefore kill each other; this is better for you before your Creator”; He therefore accepted your repentance; indeed He only is the Most Acceptor of Repentance, the Most Merciful. (* as your deity for worship)
And when We said, “Enter this town and eat freely from what is in it, and enter the gate whilst prostrating, and say, ‘May our sins be forgiven’ - – We will forgive you your sins; and We will soon increase the reward for the righteous.”