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Assuredly they who say, "Our Lord is God, " and take the straight way to Him - no fear shall come on them, neither shall they be put to grief:
These shall be the inmates of Paradise to remain therein for ever, the recompense of their deeds!
(Surih XLVI, "Al Ahkaf ", vv. 12-3) [46:12-13] Hell or an abode of fire is to be the punishment of those who disobey God:
Verily, God hath cursed the Infidels, and hath got ready for them the flame:
For aye shall they abide therein; none to befriend them, no helper shall they find!
On the day when their faces shall be rolled in the fire, they shall cry: "Oh! would that we had obeyed God, and obeyed the Apostle!"
And they shall say: "Oh our Lord! indeed we obeyed our chiefs and our great ones, and they misled us from the way of God
O our Lord! give them a double chastisement, and curse them with a heavy curse."
(Surih XXXIII, "The Confederates ", vv. 64-8) [33:64-68]
See they not how many generations we have destroyed before them? We had settled them on the earth as we have not settled you, and we sent down the very heavens upon them in copious rains, and we made the rivers to flow beneath their feet: yet we destroyed them in their sins, and raised up other generations to succeed them.
(Surih VI, "Cattle" v. 6) [6:6]
God is the Light of the Heavens and of the Earth ...
(Surih XXIV, "Light ", v. 35) [34:35]
For his own good only shall the guided yield to guidance, and to his own loss only shall the erring err; and the heavy laden shall not be laden with another's load We never punished until we had first sent an apostle ....
(Surih XVII, "The Night Journey", v. 16) [17:16]
And when we willed to destroy a city, to its affluent ones did we address our bidding; but when they acted criminally therein, just was its doom, and we destroyed it with an utter destruction.
(Surih XVII, "The Night Journey", v. 17) [17:17]
Say: It is He who hath power to send on you a punishment from above you, or from beneath your feet, or to clothe you with discord, and to make some of you to taste the violence of others. See how variously we handle the wondrous verses, that haply they may become wise!3
(Surih VI, "Cattle", v. 65) [6:65]
... from the end of the city a man came running: He said, "O my people! follow the Sent Ones;4
Follow those who ask not of you a recompense, and who are rightly guided.5
(Surih XXXVI, "Ya. Sin", vv. 19-20) [36:19-20]
Verily in your Lord have I believed; therefore hear me." It was said to him, "Enter thou into Paradise: "And he said "Oh that my people knew.
How gracious God hath been to me, and that He hath made me one of His honoured ones."5
But no army sent we down out of heaven after his death, nor were we then sending down our angels -
There was but one shout from Gabriel, and lo! they were extinct.
Oh! the misery that rests upon my servants! No apostle cometh to them but they laugh him to scorn.
(Surih XXXVI, "Ya. Sin", vv. 24-9) [36:24-29]
As soon as the man said that he believed, he was told to "enter paradise", while those who failed to believe were stilled and silenced.
But for those who dread the majesty of their Lord shall be two gardens:
Which then of the bounties of your Lord will ye twain deny?
(Surih LV, "The Merciful", vv. 46-7) [55:46-47]
We never destroyed a city whose term was not prefixed...
(Surih XV, "Hedjr", v. 4) [15:4]
We have sent our apostles with the clear tokens, and we have caused the Book and the balance to descend with them, that men might observe fairness ....
(Surih LVII, "Iron", v. 25) [57:25]
It is God who hath sent down the book with truth, and the Balance: but who shall inform thee whether haply "the Hour" be nigh?
(Surih XLII, "Counsel", v. 16) [42:16]
And the Heaven, He hath reared it on high, and hath appointed the balance ...
(Surih LV, "The Merciful ", v. 6) [55:6]
Shall the dead, whom we have quickened, and for whom we have ordained a light7 whereby he may
walk among men, be like him, whose likeness is in the darkness, whence he will not come forth? Thus have the doings of the unbelievers been prepared for them.
(Surih VI, "Cattle", v. 122) [6:122]
While the gods whom they call on beside God, create nothing, but are themselves created:
Dead are they, lifeless! and they know not
When they shall be raised!
(Surih XVI, "The Bee", vv. 20-2) [16:20-22]
And when ye said, "O Moses! we will not believe thee until we see God plainly;" the thunderbolt fell upon you while ye were looking on:
Then we raised you to life after ye had been dead, that haply ye might give thanks
(Surih II, "The Cow", vv. 52-3) [2:52-53]
How can ye withhold faith from God? Ye were dead and He gave you life; next He will cause you to die; next He will restore you to life; next He shall ye return to Him!
(Surih II, "The Cow", v. 26) [2:26]
And the blind and the seeing are not alike; neither darkness and light; nor the shade and the hot wind;
Nor are the living and the dead the same thing! God indeed shall make whom He will to hearken, but thou shalt not make those who are in their graves to hearken; for only with warning art thou charged.8
(Surih XXXV, "The Creator", vv. 20-1) [35:20-21]
As to those who believe not, their patrons shall be Thagout:10 they shall bring them out of light into darkness: they shall be given over to the fire: they shall abide therein for ever.
(Surih II, "The Cow", vv. 258-9) [2:258-259]
And though we had sent down the angels to them, and the dead had spoken to them, and we had gathered all things about them in tribes, they had not believed, unless God had willed it! But most of them do not know it.
(Surih VI, "Cattle", v. 111) [6:111]
And when it is said to them, "Cause not disorders in the earth:" they say, "Nay, rather do we set them right. "
Is it not that they are themselves the authors of disorder? But they perceive it not!
(Surih II, "The Cow", vv. 10-1) [2:10-11]
For the vilest beasts in God's sight, are the deaf the dumb, who understand not.11
(Surih VIII, "The Spoils", v. 22) [8:22]
The worst beasts truly in the sight of God are the thankless who will not believe; ....
(Surih VIII, "The Spoils", v. 57) [8:57]
With power had we endued them, even as with power have we endued you; and we had given them ears and eyes and hearts: yet neither their eyes, nor their ears, nor their hearts aided them at all, when once they gainsaid the signs of God; but that punishment which they had mocked at enveloped them on all sides.
(Surih XLVI, "Al Ahkaf", v. 25) [46:25]
When the sun shall be folded up, And when the stars shall fall ... 12
(Surih LXXXI, "The Folded Up", vv. 1-2) [81:1-2] When the stars, therefore, shall be blotted out, And when the heaven shall be cleft... 13
(Surih LXXVII, "The Sent", vv. 8-9) [77:8-9]
When the heaven shall have split asunder
And duteously obeyed its Lord;
And when Earth shall have been stretched out as a plain,
And shall have cast forth what was in her and become empty,14
And duteously obeyed its Lord...
(Surih LXXXIV, "The Splitting Asunder", vv. 1-5) [84:1-5]
When the Heaven shall cleave asunder,
And when the stars shall disperse...
(Surih LXXXII, "The Cleaving", vv. 1-2) [72:1-2]
And when the moon shall be darkened,
And the sun and the moon shall be together...
(Surih LXXV, "The Resurrection", vv. 8-9) [75:8-9]
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