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Free Quran Chapter 13: Thunder (Al-Ra’ad)

Learn from GOD that everything is perfectly measured, and everything submits to GOD, willingly or unwillingly. Even if you are a disbeliever, you are only disbelieving as a choice. You are still unwillingly forced to accept natural laws like gravity, you are forced to submit to GOD’s design such as hunger, aging and death. And you are still forced to submit to GOD’s system and justice. All these facts paint a perfect picture; disbelievers are immensely arrogant and ignorant.

Quran Chapter 13: Thunder (Al-Ra’ad)

[13:0] In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

[13:1] A. L. M. R.* These (letters) are proofs of this scripture. What is revealed to you from your Lord is the truth, but most people do not believe.

*13:1 These initials constitute a major component of the Quran’s built-in proof of divine authorship, the miraculous mathematical code. See Appendix 1.

[13:2] God is the One who raised the heavens without pillars that you can see, then assumed all authority. He committed the sun and the moon, each running (in its orbit) for a predetermined period. He controls all things, and explains the revelations, that you may attain certainty about meeting your Lord.

[13:3] He is the One who constructed the earth and placed on it mountains and rivers. And from the different kinds of fruits, He made them into pairs – males and females. The night overtakes the day. These are solid proofs for people who think.

[13:4] On earth, there are adjacent lots that produce orchards of grapes, crops, palm trees – dioecious and non-dioecious. Although they are irrigated with the same water, we prefer some of them over others in eating. These are solid proofs for people who understand.

Belief in the Hereafter Required For Salvation

[13:5] If you ever wonder, the real wonder is their saying: “After we turn into dust, do we get recreated anew?” These are the ones who have disbelieved in their Lord. These are the ones who have incurred shackles around their necks. These are the ones who have incurred Hell, wherein they abide forever.

[13:6] They challenge you to bring doom upon them, rather than turning righteous! Sufficient precedents have been set for them in the past. Indeed, your Lord is full of forgiveness towards the people, in spite of their transgressions, and your Lord is also strict in enforcing retribution.

[13:7] Those who disbelieved say, “If only a miracle could come down to him from his Lord (we will then believe).” You are simply a warner – every community receives a guiding teacher.

[13:8] God knows what every female bears, and what every womb releases, or gains. Everything He does is perfectly measured.

[13:9] The Knower of all secrets and declarations; the Supreme, the Most High.

[13:10] It is the same whether you conceal your thoughts, or declare them, or hide in the darkness of the night, or act in the daylight.

[13:11] Shifts (of angels) take turns, staying with each one of you – they are in front of you and behind you. They stay with you, and guard you in accordance with God’s commands. Thus, God does not change the condition of any people unless they themselves make the decision to change. If God wills any hardship for any people, no force can stop it. For they have none beside Him as Lord and Master.

[13:12] He is the One who shows you the lightning as a source of fear, as well as hope, and He initiates the loaded clouds.

[13:13] The thunder praises His glory, and so do the angels, out of reverence for Him. He sends the lightning bolts, which strike in accordance with His will. Yet, they argue about God, though His power is awesome.

[13:14] Imploring Him is the only legitimate supplication, while the idols they implore beside Him, cannot ever respond. Thus, they are like those who stretch their hands to the water, but nothing reaches their mouths. The supplications of the disbelievers are in vain.

All Creation Has Submitted to God

[13:15] To God prostrates everyone in the heavens and the earth, willingly or unwillingly, and so do their shadows in the mornings and the evenings.*

*13:15 Even the disbelievers prostrate; they cannot, for example, control their heartbeats, their lungs, or peristalsis. The shadows are predetermined by God’s design of the solar and the lunar orbits, and by the peculiar shape of the planet earth which causes the four seasons. The absolute precision of the sun/earth relation is proven by the invention of solar clocks and their shadows.

[13:16] Say, “Who is the Lord of the heavens and the earth?” Say, “God.” Say, “Why then do you set up besides Him masters who do not possess any power to benefit or harm even themselves?” Say, “Is the blind the same as the seer? Is darkness the same as the light?” Have they found idols besides God who created creations similar to His creations, to the point of not distinguishing the two creations? Say, “God is the Creator of all things, and He is the One, the Supreme.”

The Truth vs Falsehood

[13:17] He sends down water from the sky, causing the valleys to overflow, then the rapids produce abundant foam. Similarly, when they use fire to refine metals for their jewelry or equipment, foam is produced. God thus cites analogies for the truth and falsehood. As for the foam, it goes to waste, while that which benefits the people stays close to the ground. God thus cites the analogies.

[13:18] Those who respond to their Lord deserve the good rewards. As for those who failed to respond to Him, if they possessed everything on earth – even twice as much – they would readily give it up as ransom. They have incurred the worst reckoning, and their final abode is Hell; what a miserable destiny.

Believers Versus Disbelievers (1) The Believers

[13:19] Is one who recognizes that your Lord’s revelations to you are the truth equal to one who is blind? Only those who possess intelligence will take heed.

[13:20] They are the ones who fulfill their pledge to God, and do not violate the covenant.

[13:21] They join what God has commanded to be joined, reverence their Lord, and fear the dreadful reckoning.

[13:22] They steadfastly persevere in seeking their Lord, observe the Contact Prayers (Salat), spend from our provisions to them secretly and publicly, and counter evil with good. These have deserved the best abode.

[13:23] They enter the gardens of Eden, together with the righteous among their parents, their spouses, and their children. The angels will enter to them from every door.

[13:24] “Peace be upon you, because you steadfastly persevered. What a joyous destiny.”

(2) The Disbelievers

[13:25] As for those who violate God’s covenant after pledging to keep it, and sever what God has commanded to be joined, and commit evil, they have incurred condemnation; they have incurred the worst destiny.

God Controls All Provisions

[13:26] God is the One who increases the provision for whomever He wills, or withholds it. They have become preoccupied with this life, and this life, compared to the Hereafter, is nil.

[13:27] Those who disbelieve would say, “If only a miracle could come down to him from his Lord (we would believe).” Say, “God sends astray whomever He wills, and guides to Him only those who obey.”

[13:28] They are the ones whose hearts rejoice in remembering God. Absolutely, by remembering God, the hearts rejoice.

[13:29] Those who believe and lead a righteous life have deserved happiness and a joyous destiny.

God’s Messenger of the Covenant*

[13:30] We have sent you (O Rashad)* to this community, just as we did for other communities in the past. You shall recite to them what we reveal to you, for they have disbelieved in the Most Gracious. Say, “He is my Lord. There is no god except He. I put my trust in Him alone; to Him is my ultimate destiny.”

*13:30 If we add the gematrical value of “Rashad” (505), plus the value of “Khalifa” (725), plus the sura number (13), plus the verse number (30), we get 505+725+13+30 = 1273 = 19×67. God thus specifies the name of His messenger (see Appendix 2 for the details).

Mathematical Miracle of the Quran

[13:31] Even if a Quran caused mountains to move, or the earth to tear asunder, or the dead to speak (they will not believe). God controls all things. Is it not time for the believers to give up and realize that if God willed, He could have guided all the people? The disbelievers will continue to suffer disasters, as a consequence of their own works, or have disasters strike close to them, until God’s promise is fulfilled. God will never change the predetermined destiny.

All Messengers Must Be Ridiculed

[13:32] Messengers before you have been ridiculed; I permitted the disbelievers to carry on, then I punished them. How terrible was My retribution!

[13:33] Is there any equal to the One who controls every single soul? Yet, they set up idols to rival God. Say, “Name them. Are you informing Him of something on earth that He does not know? Or, are you fabricating empty statements?” Indeed, the schemes of those who disbelieve have been adorned in their eyes. They are thus diverted from the right path. Whomever God sends astray can never find a guiding teacher.

[13:34] They have incurred retribution in this life, and the retribution in the Hereafter is far worse. Nothing can protect them against God.

Heaven Allegorically Described

[13:35] The allegory of Heaven, which is promised for the righteous, is flowing streams, inexhaustible provisions, and cool shade. Such is the destiny for those who observe righteousness, while the destiny for the disbelievers is Hell.

[13:36] Those who received the scripture rejoice in what was revealed to you; some others may reject parts of it. Say, “I am simply enjoined to worship God, and never associate any idols with Him. I invite to Him, and to Him is my ultimate destiny.”

Divine Authorization of the Quran’s Mathematical Code*

[13:37] We revealed these laws in Arabic, and if you ever acquiesce to their wishes, after this knowledge has come to you, you will have no ally, nor a protector, against God.

*13:37-38 The verse number (38) =19×2. Placing the values of “Rashad” (505) and “Khalifa” (725) next to 13:37-38, gives 505 725 13 37 38, or 19×26617112302 (Appendix 2).

[13:38] We have sent messengers before you (O Rashad), and we made them husbands with wives and children. No messenger can produce a miracle without God’s authorization, and in accordance with a specific, predetermined time.

[13:39] God erases whatever He wills, and fixes. With Him is the original Master Record.

[13:40] Whether we show you what we promise them, or terminate your life before that, your sole mission is to deliver (the message). It is us who will call them to account.

[13:41] Do they not see that every day on earth, brings them closer to the end, and that God decides their life span, irrevocably? He is the most efficient Reckoner.

[13:42] Others before them have schemed, but to God belongs the ultimate scheming. He knows what everyone is doing. The disbelievers will find out who the ultimate winners are.

[13:43] Those who disbelieved will say, “You are not a messenger!” Say, “God suffices as a witness between me and you, and those who possess knowledge of the scripture.”

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Free Quran Chapter 16: The Bee (Al-Nahl)

Learn from GOD that you should not stress, everything has already been decided, just focus on righteous work. Stress is a non-existent issue for a believer. There is nothing to worry about. You know GOD is doing everything. You know that people are either believers or not, you don’t waste time on disbelievers. You know that your most important thing in life is being humble and honest so you can enter paradise. Obeying GOD will make your life so much better and easier. It will allow you to focus on so much else. Don’t let fear nor arrogance drive your actions. Focus only on doing the right thing and standing up for your rights.

Quran Chapter 16: The Bee (Al-Nahl)

[16:0] In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

[16:1] God’s command has already been issued (and everything has already been written), so do not rush it.* Be He glorified; the Most High, far above any idols they set up.

*16:1 Everything is already recorded (57:22). See also Appendix 14.

[16:2] He sends down the angels with the revelations, carrying His commands, to whomever He chooses from among His servants: “You shall preach that there is no other god beside Me; You shall reverence Me.”

[16:3] He created the heavens and the earth for a specific purpose. He is much too High, far above any idols they set up.

[16:4] He created the human from a tiny drop, then he turns into an ardent opponent.

[16:5] And He created the livestock for you, to provide you with warmth, and many other benefits, as well as food.

[16:6] They also provide you with luxury during your leisure, and when you travel.

God’s Blessings

[16:7] And they carry your loads to lands that you could not reach without a great hardship. Surely, your Lord is Compassionate, Most Merciful.

[16:8] And (He created) the horses, the mules, and the donkeys for you to ride, and for luxury. Additionally, He creates what you do not know.

[16:9] God points out the paths, including the wrong ones. If He willed, He could have guided all of you.

[16:10] He sends down from the sky water for your drink, and to grow trees for your benefit.

[16:11] With it, He grows for you crops, olives, date palms, grapes, and all kinds of fruits. This is (sufficient) proof for people who think.

[16:12] And He commits, in your service, the night and the day, as well as the sun and the moon. Also, the stars are committed by His command. These are (sufficient) proofs for people who understand.

[16:13] And (He created) for you on earth things of various colors. This is a (sufficient) proof for people who take heed.

[16:14] And He committed the sea to serve you; you eat from it tender meat, and extract jewelry which you wear. And you see the ships roaming it for your commercial benefits, as you seek His bounties, that you may be appreciative.

[16:15] And He placed stabilizers (mountains) on earth, lest it tumbles with you, as well as rivers and roads, that you may be guided.

[16:16] And landmarks, as well as the stars; to be used for navigation.

[16:17] Is One who creates like one who does not create? Would you now take heed?

[16:18] If you count God’s blessings, you cannot possibly encompass them. God is Forgiver, Most Merciful.

[16:19] And God knows whatever you conceal and whatever you declare.

The Dead Prophets and Saints

[16:20] As for the idols they set up beside God, they do not create anything; they themselves were created.

[16:21] They are dead, not alive, and they have no idea how or when they will be resurrected.

[16:22] Your god is one god. As for those who do not believe in the Hereafter, their hearts are denying, and they are arrogant.

[16:23] Absolutely, God knows everything they conceal and everything they declare. He does not love those who are arrogant.

[16:24] When they are asked, “What do you think of these revelations from your Lord,” they say, “Tales from the past.”

[16:25] They will be held responsible for their sins on the Day of Resurrection, all of them, in addition to sins of all those whom they misled by their ignorance. What a miserable load!

[16:26] Others like them have schemed in the past, and consequently, God destroyed their building at the foundation, causing the roof to fall on them. The retribution struck them when they least expected.

[16:27] Then, on the Day of Resurrection, He will disgrace them and ask, “Where are My partners that you had set up beside Me, and had opposed Me for their sake?” Those blessed with knowledge will say, “Today, the shame and misery have befallen the disbelievers.”

Death for the Disbelievers

[16:28] The angels put them to death in a state of wronging their souls. That is when they finally submit, and say, “We did not do anything wrong!” Yes indeed. God is fully aware of everything you have done.

[16:29] Therefore, enter the gates of Hell, wherein you abide forever. What a miserable destiny for the arrogant ones.

The Believers Do Not Really Die*

[16:30] As for the righteous, when they are asked, “What do you think of these revelations from your Lord,” they say, “Good.” For those who lead a righteous life, happiness, and the abode of the Hereafter is even better. What a blissful abode for the righteous.

*16:30-32 The righteous taste only the first death, which has been already experienced by all of us (see 44:56). At the end of their interim in this world, the angels of death simply invite them to move on to the Paradise where Adam and Eve once lived (2:154, 3:169, 8:24, 22:58, 36:26-27).

[16:31] The gardens of Eden are reserved for them, wherein rivers flow. They have anything they wish therein. God thus rewards the righteous.

They Go Straight to Paradise

[16:32] The angels terminate their lives in a state of righteousness, saying, “Peace be upon you. Enter Paradise (now) as a reward for your works.”

*16:30-32 The righteous taste only the first death, which has been already experienced by all of us (see 44:56). At the end of their interim in this world, the angels of death simply invite them to move on to the Paradise where Adam and Eve once lived (2:154, 3:169, 8:24, 22:58, 36:26-27).

The Disbelievers

[16:33] Are they waiting for the angels to come to them, or until your Lord’s judgment comes to pass? Those before them did the same thing. God is not the One who wronged them; they are the ones who wronged their own souls.

[16:34] They have incurred the consequences of their evil works, and the very things they ridiculed came back to haunt them.

Famous Excuse

[16:35] The idol worshipers say, “Had God willed, we would not worship any idols besides Him, nor would our parents. Nor would we prohibit anything besides His prohibitions.” Those before them have done the same. Can the messengers do anything but deliver the complete message?

[16:36] We have sent a messenger to every community, saying, “You shall worship God, and avoid idolatry.” Subsequently, some were guided by God, while others were committed to straying. Roam the earth and note the consequences for the rejectors.

[16:37] No matter how hard you try to guide them, God does not guide the ones He had committed to straying. Thus, no one can help them.

Deep In Their Minds

[16:38] They swore solemnly by God: “God will not resurrect the dead.” Absolutely, such is His inviolable promise, but most people do not know.

[16:39] He will then point out to everyone all the things they had disputed, and will let those who disbelieved know that they were liars.

To Resurrect the Dead

[16:40] To have anything done, we simply say to it, “Be,” and it is.

[16:41] Those who emigrated for the sake of God, because they were persecuted, we will surely make it up to them generously in this life, and the recompense of the Hereafter is even greater, if they only knew.

[16:42] This is because they steadfastly persevere, and in their Lord they trust.

[16:43] We did not send before you except men whom we inspired. Ask those who know the scripture, if you do not know.

[16:44] We provided them with the proofs and the scriptures. And we sent down to you this message, to proclaim for the people everything that is sent down to them, perhaps they will reflect.

[16:45] Did those who scheme evil schemes guarantee that God will not cause the earth to swallow them, or that the retribution will not come to them when they least expect it?

[16:46] It may strike them while they are asleep; they can never escape.

[16:47] Or it may strike them while they are fearfully expecting it. Your Lord is Compassionate, Most Merciful.

[16:48] Have they not seen all the things created by God? Their shadows surround them right and left, in total submission to God, and willingly.

[16:49] To God prostrates everything in the heavens and everything on earth – every creature – and so do the angels; without the least arrogance.

*16:49 The human body, whether it belongs to a believer or a disbeliever, submits to God; the heartbeats, the lungs’ movement, and peristalsis illustrate this submission.

[16:50] They reverence their Lord, high above them, and they do what they are commanded to do.

[16:51] God has proclaimed: “Do not worship two gods; there is only one god. You shall reverence Me alone.”

[16:52] To Him belongs everything in the heavens and the earth and therefore, the religion shall be devoted absolutely to Him alone. Would you worship other than God?

[16:53] Any blessing you enjoy is from God. Yet, whenever you incur any adversity you immediately complain to Him.

[16:54] Yet, as soon as He relieves your affliction, some of you revert to idol worship.

[16:55] Let them disbelieve in what we have given them. Go ahead and enjoy temporarily; you will surely find out.

[16:56] They designate for the idols they set up out of ignorance, a share of the provisions we bestow upon them. By God, you will be held accountable for your innovations.

Bigoted Bias Against Baby Girls

[16:57] They even assign daughters to God, be He glorified, while they prefer for themselves what they like.

[16:58] When one of them gets a baby girl, his face becomes darkened with overwhelming grief.

[16:59] Ashamed, he hides from the people, because of the bad news given to him. He even ponders: should he keep the baby grudgingly, or bury her in the dust. Miserable indeed is their judgment.

[16:60] Those who do not believe in the Hereafter set the worst examples, while to God belongs the most sublime examples. He is the Almighty, the Most Wise.

The Original Sin

[16:61] If God punished the people for their transgressions, He would have annihilated every creature on earth. But He respites them for a specific, predetermined time. Once their interim ends, they cannot delay it by one hour, nor advance it.

[16:62] They ascribe to God what they dislike for themselves, then utter the lie with their own tongues that they are righteous! Without any doubt, they have incurred Hell, for they have rebelled.

[16:63] By God, we have sent (messengers) to communities before you, but the devil adorned their works in their eyes. Consequently, he is now their lord, and they have incurred a painful retribution.

[16:64] We have revealed this scripture to you, to point out for them what they dispute, and to provide guidance and mercy for people who believe.

Additional Proofs From God

[16:65] God sends down from the sky water to revive the land after it had died. This should be (sufficient) proof for people who hear.

[16:66] And in the livestock there is a lesson for you: we provide you with a drink from their bellies. From the midst of digested food and blood, you get pure milk, delicious for the drinkers.

[16:67] And from the fruits of date palms and grapes you produce intoxicants, as well as good provisions. This should be (sufficient) proof for people who understand.

The Bee

[16:68] And your Lord inspired the bee: build homes in mountains and trees, and in (the hives) they build for you.

[16:69] Then eat from all the fruits, following the design of your Lord, precisely. From their bellies comes a drink of different colors, wherein there is healing for the people. This should be (sufficient) proof for people who reflect.*

*16:69 Besides its recognized nutritive value, honey has been scientifically proven as a healing medicine of certain allergies and other ailments.

[16:70] God created you, then He terminates your lives. He lets some of you live to the oldest age, only to find out that there is a limit to the knowledge they can acquire. God is Omniscient, Omnipotent.

No Partners With God

[16:71] God has provided for some of you more than others. Those who are given plenty would never give their properties to their subordinates to the extent of making them partners. Would they give up God’s blessings?*

*16:71 If the humans would not give up their power to that extent, why do they expect God to do this, and create partners for Himself?

[16:72] And God made for you spouses from among yourselves, and produced for you from your spouses children and grandchildren, and provided you with good provisions. Should they believe in falsehood, and turn unappreciative of God’s blessings?

Idol Worship: Not Very Intelligent

[16:73] Yet, they worship beside God what possesses no provisions for them in the heavens, nor on earth, nor can provide them with anything.

[16:74] Therefore, do not cite the examples for God; God knows while you do not know.

The Rich Believer is Better than the Poor Believer

[16:75] God cites the example of a slave who is owned, and is totally powerless, compared to one whom we blessed with good provisions, from which he gives to charity secretly and publicly. Are they equal? Praise be to God, most of them do not know.

[16:76] And God cites the example of two men: one is dumb, lacks the ability to do anything, is totally dependent on his master – whichever way he directs him, he cannot produce anything good. Is he equal to one who rules with justice, and is guided in the right path?

This Life is Very Short

[16:77] To God belongs the future of the heavens and the earth. As far as He is concerned, the end of the world (the Hour) is a blink of an eye away, or even closer. God is Omnipotent.

[16:78] God brought you out of your mothers’ bellies knowing nothing, and He gave you the hearing, the eyesight, and the brains, that you may be appreciative.

[16:79] Do they not see the birds committed to fly in the atmosphere of the sky? None holds them up in the air except God. This should be (sufficient) proof for people who believe.

[16:80] And God provided for you stationary homes where you can live. And He provided for you portable homes made of the hides of livestock, so you can use them when you travel, and when you settle down. And from their wools, furs, and hair, you make furnishings and luxuries for awhile.

[16:81] And God provided for you shade through things which He created, and provided for you shelters in the mountains, and provided for you garments that protect you from heat, and garments that protect when you fight in wars. He thus perfects His blessings upon you, that you may submit.

[16:82] If they still turn away, then your sole mission is the clear delivery (of the message).

The Disbelievers Unappreciative

[16:83] They fully recognize God’s blessings, then deny them; the majority of them are disbelievers.

On The Day of Resurrection

[16:84] The day will come when we raise from every community a witness, then those who disbelieved will not be permitted (to speak), nor will they be excused.

[16:85] Once those who transgressed see the retribution, it will be too late; it will not be commuted for them, nor will they be respited.

The Idols Disown Their Idolizers

[16:86] And when those who committed idol worship see their idols, they will say, “Our Lord, these are the idols we had set up beside You.” The idols will then confront them and say, “You are liars.”

[16:87] They will totally submit to God on that day, and the idols they had invented will disown them.

[16:88] Those who disbelieve and repel from the path of God, we augment their retribution by adding more retribution, due to their transgressions.

[16:89] The day will come when we will raise from every community a witness from among them, and bring you as the witness of these people. We have revealed to you this book to provide explanations for everything, and guidance, and mercy, and good news for the submitters.

[16:90] God advocates justice, charity, and regarding the relatives. And He forbids evil, vice, and transgression. He enlightens you, that you may take heed.

You Shall Keep Your Word

[16:91] You shall fulfill your covenant with God when you make such a covenant. You shall not violate the oaths after swearing (by God) to carry them out, for you have made God a guarantor for you. God knows everything you do.

[16:92] Do not be like the knitter who unravels her strong knitting into piles of flimsy yarn. This is your example if you abuse the oaths to take advantage of one another. Whether one group is larger than the other, God thus puts you to the test. He will surely show you on the Day of Resurrection everything you had disputed.

[16:93] Had God willed, He could have made you one congregation. But He sends astray whoever chooses to go astray, and He guides whoever wishes to be guided.* You will surely be asked about everything you have done.

*16:93 God knows the sincere believers among us who deserve to be redeemed. Accordingly, He guides them, while blocking out those who choose to disbelieve.

Violating Your Oath: A Serious Offense

[16:94] Do not abuse the oaths among you, lest you slide back after having a strong foothold, then you incur misery. Such is the consequence of repelling from the path of God (by setting a bad example); you incur a terrible retribution.

[16:95] Do not sell your oaths before God short . What God possesses is far better for you, if you only knew.

[16:96] What you possess runs out, but what God possesses lasts forever. We will surely reward those who steadfastly persevere; we will recompense them for their righteous works.

Guaranteed Happiness Now and Forever

[16:97] Anyone who works righteousness, male or female, while believing, we will surely grant them a happy life in this world, and we will surely pay them their full recompense (on the Day of Judgment) for their righteous works.

An Important Commandment*

[16:98] When you read the Quran, you shall seek refuge in God from Satan the rejected.

*16:98 Our salvation is attained by knowing God’s message to us, the Quran, and Satan will do his utmost to keep us from being redeemed. Hence this commandment.

[16:99] He has no power over those who believe and trust in their Lord.

[16:100] His power is limited to those who choose him as their master, those who choose him as their god.

[16:101] When we substitute one revelation in place of another, and God is fully aware of what He reveals, they say, “You made this up!” Indeed, most of them do not know.

[16:102] Say, “The Holy Spirit has brought it down from your Lord, truthfully, to assure those who believe, and to provide a beacon and good news for the submitters.”

The Quran Is Not Copied From The Bible

[16:103] We are fully aware that they say, “A human being is teaching him!” The tongue of the source they hint at is non-Arabic, and this is a perfect Arabic tongue.

[16:104] Surely, those who do not believe in God’s revelations, God does not guide them. They have incurred a painful retribution.

[16:105] The only ones who fabricate false doctrines are those who do not believe in God’s revelations; they are the real liars.

Lip Service Does Not Count

[16:106] Those who disbelieve in God, after having acquired faith, and become fully content with disbelief, have incurred wrath from God. The only ones to be excused are those who are forced to profess disbelief, while their hearts are full of faith.*

*16:106 God’s wisdom decrees that if someone holds a gun to your head and orders you to declare that you disbelieve in God, you may grant him his wish. What the heart harbors is what counts.

Preoccupation With This Life Leads to Exile From God

[16:107] This is because they have given priority to this life over the Hereafter, and God does not guide such disbelieving people.

[16:108] Those are the ones whom God has sealed their hearts, and their hearing, and their eyesight. Consequently, they remain unaware.

[16:109] Without a doubt, they will be the losers in the Hereafter.

[16:110] As for those who emigrate because of persecution, then continue to strive and steadfastly persevere, your Lord, because of all this, is Forgiver, Most Merciful.

[16:111] The day will come when every soul will serve as its own advocate, and every soul will be paid fully for whatever it had done, without the least injustice.

Prohibiting Lawful Food Brings Deprivation

[16:112] God cites the example of a community that used to be secure and prosperous, with provisions coming to it from everywhere. But then, it turned unappreciative of God’s blessings. Consequently, God caused them to taste the hardships of starvation and insecurity. Such is the requital for what they did.

[16:113] A messenger had gone to them from among them, but they rejected him. Consequently, the retribution struck them for their transgression.

[16:114] Therefore, you shall eat from God’s provisions everything that is lawful and good, and be appreciative of God’s blessings, if you do worship Him alone.

Only Four Foods Prohibited

[16:115] He only prohibits for you dead animals, blood, the meat of pigs,* and food which is dedicated to other than God. If one is forced (to eat these), without being deliberate or malicious, then God is Forgiver, Most Merciful.

*16:115 & 118 The most devastating trichinosis parasite, Trichinella spiralis, (also the pork tapeworm Taenia solium) survives in the meat of pigs, not the fat. More than 150,000 people are infected annually in the United States. See 6:145-146, and Appendix 16.

[16:116] You shall not utter lies with your own tongues stating: “This is lawful, and this is unlawful,” to fabricate lies and attribute them to God. Surely, those who fabricate lies and attribute them to God will never succeed.

[16:117] They enjoy briefly, then suffer painful retribution.

[16:118] For the Jews, we prohibited what we narrated to you previously.* It was not us who wronged them; they are the ones who wronged their own souls.

*16:115 & 118 The most devastating trichinosis parasite, Trichinella spiralis, (also the pork tapeworm Taenia solium) survives in the meat of pigs, not the fat. More than 150,000 people are infected annually in the United States. See 6:145-146, and Appendix 16.

[16:119] Yet, as regards those who fall in sin out of ignorance then repent thereafter and reform, your Lord, after this is done, is Forgiver, Most Merciful.

Abraham

[16:120] Abraham was indeed an exemplary vanguard in his submission to God, a monotheist who never worshiped idols.

[16:121] Because he was appreciative of His Lord’s blessings, He chose him and guided him in a straight path.

[16:122] We granted him happiness in this life, and in the Hereafter he will be with the righteous.

Muhammad: A Follower of Abraham*

[16:123] Then we inspired you (Muhammad) to follow the religion of Abraham,* the monotheist; he never was an idol worshiper.

*16:123 This informs us that all religious practices, which came to us through Abraham, were intact at the time of Muhammad (see 22:78 and Appendix 9).

The Sabbath Abrogated

[16:124] The Sabbath was decreed only for those who ended up disputing it (Jews & Christians). Your Lord is the One who will judge them on the Day of Resurrection regarding their disputes.

How to Spread God’s Message

[16:125] You shall invite to the path of your Lord with wisdom and kind enlightenment, and debate with them in the best possible manner. Your Lord knows best who has strayed from His path, and He knows best who are the guided ones.

[16:126] And if you punish, you shall inflict an equivalent punishment. But if you resort to patience (instead of revenge), it would be better for the patient ones.

[16:127] You shall resort to patience – and your patience is attainable only with God’s help. Do not grieve over them, and do not be annoyed by their schemes.

[16:128] God is with those who lead a righteous life, and those who are charitable.

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Free Quran Chapter 18: The Cave (Al-Kahf)

Learn from GOD that you should always say “GOD willing”, and show gratitude for everything you have. You must understand that nothing can happen unless GOD allows it. If you make up a plan, then say “GOD willing” (insha’allah), this is to bless your plans in the name of GOD. Now, what if it doesn’t go exactly as you had planned? Does that mean GOD didn’t will it to happen? Maybe. But the most realistic reason is that you can’t predict the future, so when you made your plan, you assumed the world would work to serve your plan. Well, that’s not how things work. Also, this also shows why you should say “GOD willing”, because planning could easily count as idol-worship. You’re assuming that you are omnipotent and know the future, if you only rely on yourself. Which means you are worshiping yourself (the ego). You say “GOD willing” to eliminate this attitude, to show your submission towards the fact that only GOD can make your plan come to fruition.

Sheesh, who knew planning could be this complicated? But it shows the wisdom behind GOD’s commandments. There is a lot of things going on that we are unaware of. Things that take a lot of intelligence to understand. Yet GOD gives us very easy solutions to these problems. So whenever you say that you’re going to do something, say “GOD willing” (insha’allah).

Another similar thing is to say “In the name of GOD most Gracious most Merciful (bi ism allah arrahman arrahim)” – to bless the food that you are about to eat. If you don’t do this, then you might as well swallow fire into your belly. And I’m only paraphrasing GOD here… sounds pretty serious to me. So, say it whenever you eat or drink anything. Always be mindful of GOD. Remember that if you forget GOD, then GOD forgets you. Never take GOD for granted.

Be grateful for everything you have, whenever you feel happiness seeing your child, then say “Thank GOD for giving this to me” or something similar, just look into your heart and express yourself to GOD. Express the happiness GOD makes you feel. Express how you feel!

Quran Chapter 18: The Cave (Al-Kahf)

[18:0] In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

[18:1] Praise God, who revealed to His servant this scripture, and made it flawless.

[18:2] A perfect (scripture) to warn of severe retribution from Him, and to deliver good news to the believers who lead a righteous life, that they have earned a generous recompense.

[18:3] Wherein they abide forever.

[18:4] And to warn those who said, “God has begotten a son!”

[18:5] They possess no knowledge about this, nor did their parents. What a blasphemy coming out of their mouths! What they utter is a gross lie.

[18:6] You may blame yourself on account of their response to this narration, and their disbelieving in it; you may be saddened.

The End of the World*

[18:7] We have adorned everything on earth, in order to test them, and thus distinguish those among them who work righteousness.

[18:8] Inevitably, we will wipe out everything on it, leaving it completely barren.*

*18:8-9 As it turns out, the history of these Christian believers, the Seven Sleepers of Ephesus, is directly connected with the end of the world as stated in 18:9 & 21. The role of these believers in unveiling the end of the world is detailed in Appendix 25.

The Dwellers of the Cave

[18:9] Why else do you think we are telling you about the people of the cave, and the numbers connected with them? They are among our wondrous signs.

*18:8-9 As it turns out, the history of these Christian believers, the Seven Sleepers of Ephesus, is directly connected with the end of the world as stated in 18:9 & 21. The role of these believers in unveiling the end of the world is detailed in Appendix 25.

[18:10] When the youths took refuge in the cave, they said, “Our Lord, shower us with Your mercy, and bless our affairs with Your guidance.”

[18:11] We then sealed their ears in the cave for a predetermined number of years.

[18:12] Then we resurrected them to see which of the two parties could count the duration of their stay therein.

[18:13] We narrate to you their history, truthfully. They were youths who believed in their Lord, and we increased their guidance.

[18:14] We strengthened their hearts when they stood up and proclaimed: “Our only Lord is the Lord of the heavens and the earth. We will never worship any other god beside Him. Otherwise, we would be far astray.

[18:15] “Here are our people setting up gods beside Him. If only they could provide any proof to support their stand! Who is more evil than the one who fabricates lies and attributes them to God?

The Seven Sleepers of Ephesus*

[18:16] “Since you wish to avoid them, and their worshiping of other than God,* let us take refuge in the cave. May your Lord shower you with His mercy and direct you to the right decision.”

*18:16-20 Ephesus is located about 200 miles south of ancient Nicene, and 30 miles south of today’s Izmir in Turkey. The dwellers of the cave were young Christians who wanted to follow the teachings of Jesus, and worship God alone. They were fleeing the persecution of neo-christians who proclaimed a corrupted Christianity three centuries after Jesus, following the Nicene Conferences, when the Trinity doctrine was announced. In 1928, Franz Miltner, an Austrian archeologist discovered the tomb of the seven sleepers of Ephesus. Their history is well documented in several encyclopedias.

A Guiding Teacher is a Prerequisite

[18:17] You could see the sun when it rose coming from the right side of their cave, and when it set, it shone on them from the left, as they slept in the hollow thereof. This is one of God’s portents.* Whomever God guides is the truly guided one, and whomever He sends astray, you will not find for him a guiding teacher.

*18:17 This sign, or hint, tells us that the cave was facing north.

[18:18] You would think that they were awake, when they were in fact asleep. We turned them to the right side and the left side, while their dog stretched his arms in their midst. Had you looked at them, you would have fled from them, stricken with terror.

[18:19] When we resurrected them, they asked each other, “How long have you been here?” “We have been here one day or part of the day,” they answered. “Your Lord knows best how long we stayed here, so let us send one of us with this money to the city. Let him fetch the cleanest food, and buy some for us. Let him keep a low profile, and attract no attention.

[18:20] “If they discover you, they will stone you, or force you to revert to their religion, then you can never succeed.”

Connection With the End of the World*

[18:21] We caused them to be discovered, to let everyone know that God’s promise is true, and to remove all doubt concerning the end of the world.* The people then disputed among themselves regarding them. Some said, “Let us build a building around them.” Their Lord is the best knower about them. Those who prevailed said, “We will build a place of worship around them.”

*18:21 As detailed in Appendix 25, this story helped pinpoint the end of the world.

[18:22] Some would say, “They were three; their dog being the fourth,” while others would say, “Five; the sixth being their dog,” as they guessed. Others said, “Seven,” and the eighth was their dog. Say, “My Lord is the best knower of their number.” Only a few knew the correct number. Therefore, do not argue with them; just go along with them. You need not consult anyone about this.

Remembering God Every Chance We Get

[18:23] You shall not say that you will do anything in the future,

[18:24] without saying, “God willing.”* If you forget to do this, you must immediately remember your Lord and say, “May my Lord guide me to do better next time.”

*18:24 This important commandment gives us daily opportunities to remember God.

300 + 9*

[18:25] They stayed in their cave three hundred years, increased by nine.*

*18:25 The difference between 300 solar years and 300 lunar years is nine years. Thus, discovering the end of the world was predetermined by the Almighty to take place in AD 1980 (1400 AH), 300 years (309 lunar years) before the end of the world (see 72:27 and Appendix 25).

[18:26] Say, “God is the best knower of how long they stayed there.” He knows all secrets in the heavens and the earth. By His grace you can see; by His grace you can hear. There is none beside Him as Lord and Master, and He never permits any partners to share in His kingship.

[18:27] You shall recite what is revealed to you of your Lord’s scripture. Nothing shall abrogate His words, and you shall not find any other source beside it.

Quranic Study Groups

[18:28] You shall force yourself to be with those who worship their Lord day and night, seeking Him alone. Do not turn your eyes away from them, seeking the vanities of this world. Nor shall you obey one whose heart we rendered oblivious to our message; one who pursues his own desires, and whose priorities are confused.

Absolute Freedom of Religion

[18:29] Proclaim: “This is the truth from your Lord,” then whoever wills let him believe, and whoever wills let him disbelieve. We have prepared for the transgressors a fire that will completely surround them. When they scream for help, they will be given a liquid like concentrated acid that scalds the faces. What a miserable drink! What a miserable destiny!

[18:30] As for those who believe and lead a righteous life, we never fail to recompense those who work righteousness.

[18:31] They have deserved gardens of Eden wherein rivers flow. They will be adorned therein with bracelets of gold, and will wear clothes of green silk and velvet, and will rest on comfortable furnishings. What a wonderful reward; what a wonderful abode!

Property as an Idol*

[18:32] Cite for them the example of two men: we gave one of them two gardens of grapes, surrounded by date palms, and placed other crops between them.

*18:32-42 The Quran cites many examples of the different gods that people worship beside God; they include children (7:190), religious leaders and scholars (9:31), property (18:42), dead saints and prophets (16:20-21, 35:14, & 46:5-6), and the ego (25:43, 45:23).

[18:33] Both gardens produced their crops on time, and generously, for we caused a river to run through them.

[18:34] Once, after harvesting, he boastfully told his friend: “I am far more prosperous than you, and I command more respect from the people.”

[18:35] When he entered his garden, he wronged his soul by saying, “I do not think that this will ever end.

[18:36] “Moreover, I think this is it; I do not think that the Hour (the Hereafter) will ever come to pass. Even if I am returned to my Lord, I will (be clever enough to) possess an even better one over there.”

[18:37] His friend said to him, as he debated with him, “Have you disbelieved in the One who created you from dust, then from a tiny drop, then perfected you into a man?

[18:38] “As for me, God is my Lord, and I will never set up any other god besides my Lord.

Important Commandment

[18:39] “When you entered your garden, you should have said, `This is what God has given me (Mà Shà AllÃh). No one possesses power except God (Lã Quwwata Ellã Bellãh).’ You may see that I possess less money and less children than you.

[18:40] “My Lord may grant me better than your garden. He may send a violent storm from the sky that wipes out your garden, leaving it completely barren.

[18:41] “Or, its water may sink deeper, out of your reach.”

[18:42] Indeed, his crops were wiped out, and he ended up sorrowful, lamenting what he had spent on it in vain, as his property lay barren. He finally said, “I wish I never set up my property as a god beside my Lord.”

[18:43] No force on earth could have helped him against God, nor was it possible for him to receive any help.

[18:44] That is because the only true Lord and master is God; He provides the best recompense, and with Him is the best destiny.

[18:45] Cite for them the example of this life as water that we send down from the sky to produce plants of the earth, then they turn into hay that is blown away by the wind. God is able to do all things.

Rearranging Our Priorities

[18:46] Money and children are the joys of this life, but the righteous works provide an eternal recompense from your Lord, and a far better hope.

[18:47] The day will come when we wipe out the mountains, and you will see the earth barren. We will summon them all, not leaving out a single one of them.

[18:48] They will be presented before your Lord in a row. You have come to us as individuals, just as we created you initially. Indeed, this is what you claimed will never happen.

[18:49] The record will be shown, and you will see the guilty fearful of its contents. They will say, “Woe to us. How come this book leaves nothing, small or large, without counting it?” They will find everything they had done brought forth. Your Lord is never unjust towards anyone.

Classification of God’s Creatures

[18:50] We said to the angels, “Fall prostrate before Adam.” They fell prostrate, except Satan. He became a jinn, for he disobeyed the order of His Lord.* Will you choose him and his descendants as lords instead of Me, even though they are your enemies? What a miserable substitute!

*18:50 When the great feud in the heavenly society took place (38:69), all creatures became classified into angels, jinns, and humans (Appendix 7).

[18:51] I never permitted them to witness the creation of the heavens and the earth, nor the creation of themselves. Nor do I permit the wicked to work in My kingdom.

*18:51 God knew that Satan and his supporters (jinns and humans) were going to make the wrong decision. Hence their exclusion from witnessing the creation process.

[18:52] The day will come when He says, “Call upon My partners, whom you claimed to be gods beside Me,” they will call on them, but they will not respond to them. An insurmountable barrier will separate them from each other.

[18:53] The guilty will see Hell, and will realize that they will fall into it. They will have no escape therefrom.

Disbelievers Refuse to Accept the Completeness of the Quran

[18:54] We have cited in this Quran every kind of example, but the human being is the most argumentative creature.

[18:55] Nothing prevented the people from believing, when the guidance came to them, and from seeking the forgiveness of their Lord, except that they demanded to see the same (kind of miracles) as the previous generations, or challenged to see the retribution beforehand.

[18:56] We only send the messengers as simply deliverers of good news, as well as warners. Those who disbelieve argue with falsehood to defeat the truth, and they take My proofs and warnings in vain.

Divine Intervention

[18:57] Who are more evil than those who are reminded of their Lord’s proofs, then disregard them, without realizing what they are doing. Consequently, we place shields on their hearts to prevent them from understanding it (the Quran), and deafness in their ears. Thus, no matter what you do to guide them, they can never ever be guided.

[18:58] Yet, your Lord is the Forgiver, full of mercy. If He called them to account for their deeds, He would annihilate them right there and then. Instead, He gives them a respite until a specific, predetermined time; then they can never escape.

[18:59] Many a community we annihilated because of their transgressions, we designated a specific time for their annihilation.

Valuable Lessons from Moses and His Teacher

[18:60] Moses said to his servant, “I will not rest until I reach the point where the two rivers meet, no matter how long it takes.”

[18:61] When they reached the point where they met, they forgot their fish, and it found its way back to the river, sneakily.

[18:62] After they passed that point, he said to his servant, “Let us have lunch. All this traveling has thoroughly exhausted us.”

[18:63] He said, “Remember when we sat by the rock back there? I paid no attention to the fish. It was the devil who made me forget it, and it found its way back to the river, strangely.”

[18:64] (Moses) said, “That was the place we were looking for.” They traced their steps back.

[18:65] They found one of our servants, whom we blessed with mercy, and bestowed upon him from our own knowledge.

[18:66] Moses said to him, “Can I follow you, that you may teach me some of the knowledge and the guidance bestowed upon you?”

[18:67] He said, “You cannot stand to be with me.”

[18:68] “How can you stand that which you do not comprehend?”

[18:69] He said, “You will find me, God willing, patient. I will not disobey any command you give me.”

[18:70] He said, “If you follow me, then you shall not ask me about anything, unless I choose to tell you about it.”

[18:71] So they went. When they boarded a ship, he bore a hole in it. He said, “Did you bore a hole in it to drown its people? You have committed something terrible.”

[18:72] He said, “Did I not say that you cannot stand to be with me?”

[18:73] He said, “I am sorry. Do not punish me for my forgetfulness; do not be too harsh with me.”

[18:74] So they went. When they met a young boy, he killed him. He said, “Why did you kill such an innocent person, who did not kill another person? You have committed something horrendous.”

[18:75] He said, “Did I not tell you that you cannot stand to be with me?”

[18:76] He said, “If I ask you about anything else, then do not keep me with you. You have seen enough apologies from me.”

[18:77] So they went. When they reached a certain community, they asked the people for food, but they refused to host them. Soon, they found a wall about to collapse, and he fixed it. He said, “You could have demanded a wage for that!”

There is a Good Reason for Everything

[18:78] He said, “Now we have to part company. But I will explain to you everything you could not stand.

[18:79] “As for the ship, it belonged to poor fishermen, and I wanted to render it defective. There was a king coming after them, who was confiscating every ship, forcibly.

[18:80] “As for the boy, his parents were good believers, and we saw that he was going to burden them with his transgression and disbelief.*

*18:80 Adolf Hitler was a cute and seemingly innocent child. Had he died as a child, many would have grieved, and many would have even questioned God’s wisdom. We learn from these profound lessons that there is a good reason behind everything.

[18:81] “We willed that your Lord substitute in his place another son; one who is better in righteousness and kindness.

[18:82] “As for the wall, it belonged to two orphan boys in the city. Under it, there was a treasure that belonged to them. Because their father was a righteous man, your Lord wanted them to grow up and attain full strength, then extract their treasure. Such is mercy from your Lord. I did none of that of my own volition. This is the explanation of the things you could not stand.”

Zul-Qarnain: The One With the Two Horns or Two Generations

[18:83] They ask you about Zul-Qarnain. Say, “I will narrate to you some of his history.”

[18:84] We granted him authority on earth, and provided him with all kinds of means.

[18:85] Then, he pursued one way.

[18:86] When he reached the far west, he found the sun setting in a vast ocean, and found people there. We said, “O Zul-Qarnain, you can rule as you wish; either punish, or be kind to them.”

[18:87] He said, “As for those who transgress, we will punish them, then, when they return to their Lord, He will commit them to more retribution.

[18:88] “As for those who believe and lead a righteous life, they receive a good reward; we will treat them kindly.”

[18:89] Then he pursued another way.

[18:90] When he reached the far east, he found the sun rising on people who had nothing to shelter them from it.

[18:91] Naturally, we were fully aware of everything he found out.

[18:92] He then pursued another way.

[18:93] When he reached the valley between two palisades, he found people whose language was barely understandable.

Gog and Magog*

[18:94] They said, “O Zul-Qarnain, Gog and Magog are corruptors of the earth. Can we pay you to create a barrier between us and them?”

*18:94-98 One of my duties as God’s Messenger of the Covenant is to state that Gog and Magog, the final sign before the end of the world, will reappear in 2270 AD (1700 AH), just 10 years before the end. Note that Gog and Magog occur in Suras 18 and 21, precisely 17 verses before the end of each sura, representing 17 lunar centuries (see 72:27 and Appendix 25).

[18:95] He said, “My Lord has given me great bounties. If you cooperate with me, I will build a dam between you and them.

[18:96] “Bring to me masses of iron.” Once he filled the gap between the two palisades, he said, “Blow.” Once it was red hot, he said, “Help me pour tar on top of it.”

[18:97] Thus, they could not climb it, nor could they bore holes in it.

[18:98] He said, “This is mercy from my Lord. When the prophecy of my Lord comes to pass, He will cause the dam to crumble. The prophecy of my Lord is truth.”

[18:99] At that time, we will let them invade with one another, then the horn will be blown, and we will summon them all together.

[18:100] We will present Hell, on that day, to the disbelievers.

[18:101] They are the ones whose eyes were too veiled to see My message. Nor could they hear.

[18:102] Do those who disbelieve think that they can get away with setting up My servants as gods beside Me? We have prepared for the disbelievers Hell as an eternal abode.

Examine Yourself

[18:103] Say, “Shall I tell you who the worst losers are?

[18:104] “They are the ones whose works in this life are totally astray, but they think that they are doing good.”

[18:105] Such are the ones who disbelieved in the revelations of their Lord and in meeting Him. Therefore, their works are in vain; on the Day of Resurrection, they have no weight.

[18:106] Their just requital is Hell, in return for their disbelief, and for mocking My revelations and My messengers.

[18:107] As for those who believe and lead a righteous life, they have deserved a blissful Paradise as their abode.

[18:108] Forever they abide therein; they will never want any other substitute.

The Quran: Everything We Need

[18:109] Say, “If the ocean were ink for the words of my Lord, the ocean would run out, before the words of my Lord run out, even if we double the ink supply.”

[18:110] Say, “I am no more than a human like you, being inspired that your god is one god. Those who hope to meet their Lord shall work righteousness, and never worship any other god beside his Lord.”

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Free Quran Chapter 56: The Inevitable (Al-Waaqe’ah)

Learn from GOD that only the sincere can understand the Quran. Disbelievers don’t deserve guidance. A lot of people believe they are entitled to the truth. Which is false. Guidance comes at a great price, and that price is your ego. You have to kill your ego and put all your trust in GOD ALONE. Stop relying on your so called “intellect” trust me, humans are not intelligent, not even the most genius person is intelligent, at least not in comparison with GOD. So don’t let your “smartness” get to your head. I see it too often among people, they let “intelligence” get to their head. But in reality it just serves to delude them.

I’m not saying that you should stop thinking, no, on the contrary, I’m actually saying the opposite, think to the best of your abilities. The problem with “intelligence” however, is that it can give you a false impression of yourself, tricking you into thinking that you already know something. So in a way you own intelligence can misguide you. Thinking on the other hand is not depending on ones own intelligence, because you are actually thinking, you are exploring, you are challenging your intelligence, you are challenging everything that you already know. There are a lot of intelligent people out there… but that doesn’t mean they possess thinking skills, instead they rely on bigotry. Because everything you believe in can change because of one word or a different perspective.

In this chapter you also learn that there are different ranks, each attained depending on how much righteous work you have put in, such as the Contact prayers, charity, fasting, and such. It might be hard right now to understand the reality and heaviness of all of this. I mean think about it, GOD??? exists???, that’s an amazing reality. But you might not feel it right now, but you will. GOD exists, and this whole test is real, it is happening. And you should not feel bad if you don’t feel it right now. It is not about time spent in belief, or being brainwashed, or being completely high up there in the clouds. It is about understanding. It took me 10 years to reach this stage of belief. The first 9 years don’t even feel like I really believed, it was just research, testing and being busy with life. But again, I don’t feel like I was a real believer yesterday either. Because every new day brings me closer to GOD. But I also think this has to do with the fact that we have to be aware of GOD at all times and constantly improve ourselves to become better people. Your faith becomes reality the more you witness this world and GOD’s commandments in action.

Think about this, lets say I tell you that there is a rabbit behind the tree, at first you might not believe me, so you go and check behind the tree, and it turns out there really was a rabbit behind the tree, this means you now believe me! It is similar with GOD’s commandments, test them out, follow them, see them at work, see the consequences for not obeying GOD. And soon you will understand that GOD is the only reality and truth there is. You can do this even if you are an atheist, you like challenges right? You only believe in science where one conducts experiments to conclude a truth? Well, that’s great, study GOD’s commandments, experiment, test them out and you will soon realize that GOD is a fact.

Quran Chapter 56: The Inevitable (Al-Waaqe’ah)

[56:0] In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

[56:1] When the inevitable comes to pass.

[56:2] Nothing can stop it from happening.

[56:3] It will lower some, and raise others.

[56:4] The earth will be shaken up.

[56:5] The mountains will be wiped out.

[56:6] As if they never existed.

[56:7] You will be stratified into three kinds.

[56:8] Those who deserved bliss will be in bliss.

[56:9] Those who deserved misery will be in misery.

[56:10] Then there is the elite of the elite.

[56:11] They are those who will be closest (to God).

[56:12] In the gardens of bliss.

[56:13] Many from the first generations.*

[56:14] Few from the later generations.

[56:15] On luxurious furnishings.

[56:16] Enjoying everything, they will be neighbors.

[56:17] Serving them will be immortal servants.

[56:18] With cups, pitchers and pure drinks.

[56:19] They never run out, nor do they get bored.

[56:20] Fruits of their choice.

[56:21] Meat of birds that they desire.

[56:22] Beautiful mates.

[56:23] Like protected pearls.

[56:24] Rewards for their works.

[56:25] They never hear any nonsense therein, nor sinful utterances.

[56:26] Only the utterance: “Peace, peace.”

The Lower Heaven

[56:27] Those of the right side, will be on the right side.

[56:28] In lush orchards.

[56:29] Fragrant fruits.

[56:30] Extended shade.

[56:31] Abundant water.

[56:32] Many fruits.

[56:33] Never ending; never forbidden.

[56:34] Luxurious furnishings.

[56:35] We create for them mates.

[56:36] Never previously touched.

[56:37] Perfectly matched.

[56:38] For those on the right side.

[56:39] Many from the early generations.

[56:40] Many from the later generations.*

*56:13-40 People who believe and nourish their souls through worshiping God alone are destined for the High Heaven. The contemporary followers of each messenger invariably suffer persecution from the traditionalists and adherents of the corrupted religion. Thus, they have a special place reserved for them in the High Heaven. All people who die before the age of 40 go to the Lower Heaven, at least (46:15).

Hell

[56:41] Those of the left, will be on the left.

[56:42] In misery and inferno.

[56:43] Even their shade is hot.

[56:44] Never cool, never tolerable.

[56:45] They used to be rich.

[56:46] They insisted on the great blasphemy.

[56:47] They said, “After we die and turn to dust and bones, we get resurrected?

[56:48] “Does this include our forefathers?”

[56:49] Say, “The early generations and the later generations.

[56:50] “Will be summoned to a meeting on a predetermined day.

[56:51] “Then you, O disbelieving strayers.

[56:52] “Will eat from the trees of bitterness.

[56:53] “Filling your bellies therefrom.

[56:54] “Then drinking on top of it hellish drinks.

[56:55] “Then adding drinks of sand.”

[56:56] Such is their share on the Day of Judgment.

Reflections

[56:57] We have created you, if you could only believe!

[56:58] Have you noted the semen that you produce?

[56:59] Did you create it, or did we?

[56:60] We have predetermined death for you. Nothing can stop us –

[56:61] from substituting new generations in your place, and establishing what you do not know.

[56:62] You know about the first creation. Do you not remember?

[56:63] Have you noted the crops you reap?

[56:64] Did you grow them, or did we?

[56:65] If we will, we can turn it into hay. Then you will lament:

[56:66] “We lost.

[56:67] “We are deprived.”

[56:68] Have you noted the water you drink?

[56:69] Did you send it down from the clouds, or did we?

[56:70] If we will, we can make it salty. You should be thankful.

[56:71] Have you noted the fire you ignite?

[56:72] Did you initiate its tree, or did we?

[56:73] We rendered it a reminder, and a useful tool for the users.

[56:74] You shall glorify the name of your Lord, the Great.

Only the Sincere Can Understand the Quran

[56:75] I swear by the positions of the stars.

[56:76] This is an oath, if you only knew, that is awesome.*

*56:75-76 Our universe, the smallest and innermost of seven universes, contains a billion galaxies, a billion trillion stars, spanning billions of light years. These uncountable decillions of heavenly bodies maintain their orbits in a divinely controlled precision. The more we learn, the more we realize how awesome this oath is. See Appendix 6.

[56:77] This is an honorable Quran.

[56:78] In a protected book.

[56:79] None can grasp it except the sincere.*

*56:79 The insincere who are not satisfied with the Quran alone are divinely prevented from understanding the Quran. This concept is repeated throughout the Quran (17:45-46, 18:57). Consequently, they cannot understand this verse. For example, compare this translation of 7:3, 17:46, 41:44, and 56:79 with other translations.

[56:80] A revelation from the Lord of the universe.

[56:81] Are you disregarding this narration?

[56:82] Do you make it your business that you disbelieve?

[56:83] When the time comes and it (your soul) reaches your throat –

[56:84] you will then look around.

[56:85] We are closer to it than you are, but you do not see.

[56:86] If it is true that you do not owe any accounting –

[56:87] why do you not restore (your soul), if you are truthful?

[56:88] If he is one of those close to Me –

[56:89] then joy, flowers, and gardens of bliss.

[56:90] And if he is one of the right –

[56:91] peace is the lot of those on the right.

[56:92] But if he is one of the disbelievers, the strayers –

[56:93] then an abode of inferno –

[56:94] and burning in Hell.

[56:95] This is the absolute truth.

[56:96] You shall glorify the name of your Lord, the Great.

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Free Quran Chapter 79: The Snatchers (Al-Naaze’aat)

Learn from GOD that angels are constantly active around us, and they are only gentle towards believers. Only the disbelievers will be snatched away from their body when they die. Believers are instead gently invited to the afterlife. It is not wrong to appreciate the hard work the angels are doing, as long as you understand that it is all thanks to GOD. In this chapter you also learn that our planet Earth is egg shaped, it is not a perfect sphere and it is definitely not flat. There is actually still people out there who believe that our planet is flat. And they don’t live in caves. They live TODAY, in the developed first world, and they went to school and they have had access to education. Yet they still believe our planet is flat. This is interesting because it shows exactly how people behave when presented with a miracle. For example in this chapter you will read about Moses and how he revealed a miracle to convince Pharaoh, but Pharaoh didn’t believe, even though the evidence was looking straight into his face. Then another example is when Moses split the sea with his staff, the Hebrews were amazed, however, it didn’t stop them from disbelieving. They created a golden statue of an animal, the golden calf. And began to worship it. Even though Moses showed them proof that GOD is powerful enough to split an entire ocean. But the israelites still preferred to worship a statute whose only power was to make animal sounds? This behavior is beyond brain dead. But those were different times right? RIGHT? Oh, never mind, people still believe our planet is flat. And likewise there will be people who will disbelieve in the Quran and its miracle. But does it really matter if those people don’t believe? Think about that for a moment. If someone is that stupid and arrogant, does it then not make sense that they end up in hell? So yes, people will disblieve in the mathematical miracle of the Quran, and that’s perfectly alright, everything is as it should be, like clockwork.

Quran Chapter 79: The Snatchers (Al-Naaze’aat)

[79:0] In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

[79:1] The (angels who) snatch (the souls of the disbelievers) forcibly.

[79:2] And those who gently take (the souls of the believers) joyfully.

[79:3] And those floating everywhere.

[79:4] Eagerly racing with one another –

[79:5] to carry out various commands.

[79:6] The day the quake quakes.

[79:7] Followed by the second blow.

[79:8] Certain minds will be terrified.

[79:9] Their eyes will be subdued.

[79:10] They will say, “We have been recreated from the grave!

[79:11] “How did this happen after we had turned into rotten bones?”

[79:12] They had said, “This is an impossible recurrence.”

[79:13] All it takes is one nudge.

[79:14] Whereupon they get up.

[79:15] Have you known about the history of Moses?

[79:16] His Lord called him at the holy valley of Tuwaa.

[79:17] “Go to Pharaoh; he has transgressed.”

[79:18] Tell him, “Would you not reform?

[79:19] “Let me guide you to your Lord, that you may turn reverent.”

[79:20] He then showed him the great miracle.

[79:21] But he disbelieved and rebelled.

[79:22] Then he turned away in a hurry.

[79:23] He summoned and proclaimed.

[79:24] He said, “I am your Lord; most high.”

[79:25] Consequently, God committed him to the retribution in the Hereafter, as well as in the first life.

[79:26] This is a lesson for the reverent.

[79:27] Are you more difficult to create than the heaven? He constructed it.

[79:28] He raised its masses, and perfected it.

[79:29] He made its night dark, and brightened its morn.

[79:30] He made the earth egg-shaped.*

*79:30 The Arabic word “dahhaahaa” is derived from “Dahhyah” which means “egg.”

[79:31] From it, He produced its own water and pasture.

[79:32] He established the mountains.

[79:33] All this to provide life support for you and your animals.

[79:34] Then, when the great blow comes.

[79:35] That is the day when the human will remember everything he did.

[79:36] Hell will be brought into existence.

[79:37] As for the one who transgressed.

[79:38] Who was preoccupied with this life.

[79:39] Hell will be the abode.

[79:40] As for the one who reverenced the majesty of his Lord, and enjoined the self from sinful lusts.

[79:41] Paradise will be the abode.

[79:42] They ask you about the Hour, and when it will take place!

[79:43] It is not you (Muhammad) who is destined to announce its time.

[79:44] Your Lord decides its fate.

[79:45] Your mission is to warn those who expect it.

[79:46] The day they see it, they will feel as if they lasted one evening or half a day.

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Free Quran Chapter 86: The Bright Star (Al-Taareq)

Learn from GOD that resurrection is easy, and that everyone has guards that carry out GOD’s commands. If you trip and fall on your face then it is because your guards were told by GOD to let it happen. If you didn’t deserve it then GOD would have told the guards to wake you up and be aware of your situation, so you don’t trip. This is how real GOD is. GOD can be your ally or your enemy. It is up to you how you want to live your life. Just know that GOD is not a game, daily punishments can be from mild punishments where you get pulled over by the police for speeding very little, to extreme punishment that will make you question your faith in GOD, such as loss of your child, or even imprisonment just for insulting GOD. Like how prophet Joseph was punished with years of imprisonment just for depending on someone other than GOD. So yes, GOD is merciful, loving and all that. But what people tend to forget is that GOD is also the best in carrying out justice and punishment. Never challenge GOD, don’t take GOD for granted and don’t treat GOD like you treat people or yourself. Don’t ever think you know what GOD is thinking. Never raise yourself above GOD. You should have the same fear towards GOD as the fear you would have if you were out in the deep ocean surrounded by sharks, and there is no escape, complete hopelessness. I can’t stress enough how important it is to respect GOD, it is about eternal joy versus eternal punishment. Be serious, or your life will be like a night without any stars to help you navigate, you will always feel lost and complain about everything, a very miserable life.

Quran Chapter 86: The Bright Star (Al-Taareq)

[86:0] In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

[86:1] By the sky and Al-Taareq.

[86:2] Do you know what Al-Taareq is?

[86:3] The bright star.

[86:4] Absolutely, everyone is well guarded.

[86:5] Let the human reflect on his creation.

[86:6] He was created from ejected liquid.

[86:7] From between the spine and the viscera.

[86:8] He is certainly able to resurrect him.

[86:9] The day all secrets become known.

[86:10] He will have no power, nor a helper.

[86:11] By the sky that returns (the water).

[86:12] By the earth that cracks (to grow plants).

[86:13] This is a serious narration.

[86:14] Not to be taken lightly.

[86:15] They plot and scheme.

[86:16] But so do I.

[86:17] Just respite the disbelievers a short respite.

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Free Quran Chapter 87: The Most High (Al-A’alaa)

Learn from GOD that we should remember GOD with the daily contact prayers (Salat) like Abraham and Moses. One of the most important things to constantly be aware of throughout your life is the fact that GOD is doing everything. Everything is in accordance with GOD’s will. Being preoccupied with this world is only bad if it takes you away from remembering GOD, and performing your religious duties and other righteous work. You have to be aware of GOD all the time, it is difficult in the beginning, but you will get better at it with practice. It’s like breathing, it happens naturally so we don’t think about it. Remembering GOD should be like breathing, we have to constantly reminds ourselves about it until it becomes natural. You have to understand that this world is the devil’s playground, so it is designed to tear you down, make you weak, make you forget about GOD.

Quran Chapter 87: The Most High (Al-A’alaa)

[87:0] In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

[87:1] Glorify the name of your Lord, the Most High.

[87:2] He creates and shapes.

[87:3] He designs and guides.

[87:4] He produces the pasture.

[87:5] Then turns it into light hay.

[87:6] We will recite to you; do not forget.

[87:7] Everything is in accordance with God’s will; He knows what is declared, and what is hidden.

[87:8] We will direct you to the easiest path.

[87:9] Therefore, you shall remind; perhaps the reminder will benefit.

[87:10] The reverent will take heed.

[87:11] The wicked will avoid it.

[87:12] Consequently, he will suffer the great Hellfire.

[87:13] Wherein he never dies, nor stays alive.

[87:14] Successful indeed is the one who redeems his soul.

[87:15] By remembering the name of his Lord and observing the contact prayers (Salat).

[87:16] Indeed, you are preoccupied with this first life.

[87:17] Even though the Hereafter is far better and everlasting.

[87:18] This is recorded in the earlier teachings.

[87:19] The teachings of Abraham and Moses.

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Free Quran Chapter 89: Dawn (Al-Fajr)

Learn from GOD that nothing goes by unnoticed and anything bad that happens to you is your own fault, don’t blame GOD. Many communities around the world are suffering from all kinds of disasters. And you can see this on the news, and you see their suffering. However, what you don’t see is why they were hit by a disaster. Of course disasters occur naturally, anyone will tell you that. But how else will disasters occur? Un-naturally? You don’t know the evil they did. And they will not tell you what evil they did. For example there are communities that are infested with evil, like prostitution, pedophilia, incest, rape, scam, crime, injustice, racism, oppression, and sometimes all it takes is attacking or killing a believer. Then GOD will wipe out the entire community, it might sound unrealistic, but its not. You better open up your eyes and pay attention to what is going on around you. Drugs, organized crime, high taxes, immorality, adultery, homosexuality, all these things will lead to destruction. This is because these communities have failed to cure themselves from these evils, so the only solution is to wipe out everything and everyone to make sure their wicked ideas don’t spread to other communities.

Quran Chapter 89: Dawn (Al-Fajr)

[89:0] In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

[89:1] By the dawn.

[89:2] And the ten nights.*

*89:2 The last ten nights of Ramadan, wherein many believers retreat to the masjids (2:187).

[89:3] By the even and the odd.*

*89:3 See Appendix 1 for the role of the even numbers and the odd numbers.

[89:4] By the night as it passes.

[89:5] A profound oath, for one who possesses intelligence.

[89:6] Have you noted what your Lord did to `Ãd?

[89:7] Erum; the town with tall buildings.

[89:8] There was nothing like it anywhere.

[89:9] Also Thamoud, who carved the rocks in their valley.

[89:10] And Pharaoh who possessed might.

[89:11] They all transgressed in the land.

[89:12] They spread evil throughout.

[89:13] Consequently, your Lord poured upon them a whipping retribution.

[89:14] Your Lord is ever watchful.

[89:15] When the human being is tested by his Lord, through blessings and joy, he says, “My Lord is generous towards me.”

[89:16] But if He tests him through reduction in provisions, he says, “My Lord is humiliating me!”

[89:17] Wrong! It is you who brought it on yourselves by not regarding the orphan.

[89:18] And not advocating charity towards the poor.

[89:19] And consuming the inheritance of helpless orphans.

[89:20] And loving the money too much.

[89:21] Indeed, when the earth is crushed, utterly crushed.

[89:22] And your Lord comes, together with the angels in row after row.

[89:23] On that day, Gehenna will be brought forth. On that day, the human being will remember – but what a remembrance – it will be too late.

[89:24] He will say, “Oh, I wish I prepared for my (eternal) life.”

[89:25] On that day, no retribution could be worse than His retribution.

[89:26] And no confinement is as effective as His confinement.

[89:27] As for you, O content soul.

[89:28] Return to your Lord, pleased and pleasing.

[89:29] Welcome into My servants.

[89:30] Welcome into My Paradise.

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Free Quran Chapter 92: The Night (Al-Layl)

Learn from GOD that men and women are equally important, and that both roads to heaven and hell are very clear. Pay close attention to what GOD says in the beginning verses. The Quran swears by the night, by the day and by GOD; who created the male and female. This is referring to all creatures of course, but it also means that men and women are equally important and valuable for GOD to swear by them. Some people swear by their grave or their parents or their children, that they are telling the truth. Here we see that GOD swears by the male and female, as one unit. So there is actually no difference between male and females, at least spiritually. Biological difference is something else of course and presents different responsibilities for both genders. We also learn that there is only two genders.

Another important thing to understand is that the road to heaven is very simple to understand. And that the road to hell is also very simple to understand. Think about that for a minute. Everything you need to know to make it to heaven is described in very easy steps. But many people make up all kinds of excuses anyways, it is really a strange behavior. You also learn that GOD is in full control of all things, all the time. Look around you, GOD is doing everything!

Quran Chapter 92: The Night (Al-Layl)

[92:0] In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

[92:1] By the night as it covers.

[92:2] The day as it reveals.

[92:3] And Him who created the male and the female.

[92:4] Your works are of various kinds.

[92:5] As for him who gives to charity and maintains righteousness.

[92:6] And upholds the scripture.

[92:7] We will direct him towards happiness.

[92:8] But he who is stingy, though he is rich.

[92:9] And disbelieves in the scripture.

[92:10] We will direct him towards misery.

[92:11] His money cannot help him when he falls.

[92:12] We provide the guidance.

[92:13] We control the Hereafter, as well as this life.

[92:14] I have warned you about the blazing Hellfire.

[92:15] None burns therein except the wicked.

[92:16] Who disbelieves and turns away.

[92:17] Avoiding it will be the righteous.

[92:18] Who gives from his money to charity.

[92:19] Seeking nothing in return.

[92:20] Seeking only his Lord, the Most High.

[92:21] He will certainly attain salvation.

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Free Quran Chapter 105: The Elephant (Al-Feel)

Learn from GOD that even the smallest thing can defeat the largest and most powerful army. A large army headed towards Mecca to destroy the Ka’bah. It consisted of elephants lead by mighty warriors. The leaders of Mecca sent an army to stop this incoming army. However, they failed and deemed the threat beyond their power. The people of Mecca were in distress and hopelessness. An unstoppable army was coming to destroy the Ka’bah. The Ka’bah was important because it brought in a lot of pilgrims and trade, which made Mecca flourish and survive in the harsh desert environment. But it was all coming to an end because of this large army who wanted nothing but to destroy the Ka’bah. However, once this army got close to Mecca and began their assault; swarms of birds filled the sky who then dropped hard stones on top of the charging army. Their flesh and bones were beaten down into nothing but a goo. Everyone who tries to destroy the Ka’bah, Quran or GOD’s religion will meet the same fate.

Quran Chapter 105: The Elephant (Al-Feel)

[105:0] In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

[105:1] Have you noted what your Lord did to the people of the elephant?

[105:2] Did He not cause their schemes to backfire?

[105:3] He sent upon them swarms of birds.

[105:4] That showered them with hard stones.

[105:5] He made them like chewed up hay.

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