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Free Quran Chapter 42: Consultation (Al-Shoora)

Learn from GOD that anything bad that happens to us is a consequence of our own deeds. The biggest problem in this world is not poverty, crime, war or disasters. The biggest problem is unawareness of GOD. And this unawareness happens because we are busy with satisfying our ego. Imagine you are thinking very deeply about something, perhaps a bad thought about another person. Then suddenly from nowhere you hit your toe into something. This wakes you up to remember GOD and to repent for your bad thoughts about that person. If people were aware of GOD all the time, then there would no longer be any poverty, crime, war or disasters. Because these are all consequences of people pursuing their ego.

Here is another example, but much more complex. Let’s say you have bad thoughts about someone. Then your ego makes you pursue those thoughts. Which in turn makes you judge that person publicly. Then it turns out you were wrong, you missed a detail or two, so now everybody knows that you were having bad thoughts about that person. GOD punishes you by exposing you publicly so you can feel ashamed.

Things can get even more complicated. But the lesson here is that you should be careful. Don’t pursue your egoistical thoughts. Stay true to GOD’s commandments. There is a reason why they exist. The punishment system is designed to LEAD YOU ON, in other words, you never know if you are actually on the road to some very severe punishment. Don’t ever challenge GOD.

Also, if someone is punished, you should consult them and learn from their mistakes. Remind them where they did wrong and how they can avoid it in the future. Teach them GOD’s commandments. Be humane. Life is hard already, we don’t need to make it harder on each other.

Quran Chapter 42: Consultation (Al-Shoora)

[42:0] In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

[42:1] H. M.*

*42:1 These initials constitute a significant part of the Quran’s miracle (Footnote 40:1).

[42:2] `A. S. Q.*

*42:2 This is the only sura where we see the initials `A.S.Q. (`Ayn Seen Qaf), and the total occurrence of these three letters in this sura is 209, 19×11. Also, the letter “Q” occurs in this sura 57 times, 19×3. The only other sura where we see the initial “Q” is Sura 50, and this letter occurs in that sura also 57 times (See Appendix 1).

[42:3] Inspiring you, and those before you, is God, the Almighty, Most Wise.

[42:4] To Him belongs everything in the heavens and everything on earth, and He is the Most High, the Great.

[42:5] The heavens above them almost shatter, out of reverence for Him, and the angels praise and glorify their Lord, and they ask forgiveness for those on earth. Absolutely, God is the Forgiver, Most Merciful.

[42:6] Those who set up other lords beside Him, God is the One in charge of them; you are not their advocate.

[42:7] We thus reveal to you an Arabic Quran to warn the central community and all around it, and to warn about the Day of Summoning that is inevitable. Some will end up in Heaven, and some in Hell.

[42:8] Had God willed, He could have made them one community. But He redeems into His mercy whomever He wills. As for the transgressors, they have no master, nor a helper.

[42:9] Did they find other lords beside Him? God is the only Lord and Master. He is the One who resurrects the dead, and He is the Omnipotent One.

[42:10] If you dispute any part of this message, the judgment for doing this rests with God. Such is God my Lord. In Him I trust, and to Him I submit.

None Equals God

[42:11] Initiator of the heavens and the earth. He created for you from among yourselves spouses – and also for the animals. He thus provides you with the means to multiply. There is nothing that equals Him. He is the Hearer, the Seer.

[42:12] To Him belongs absolute control of the heavens and the earth. He is the One who increases the provision for whomever He wills, or reduces it. He is fully aware of all things.

Only One Religion, Monotheists vs Idol Worshipers

[42:13] He decreed for you the same religion decreed for Noah, and what we inspired to you, and what we decreed for Abraham, Moses, and Jesus: “You shall uphold this one religion, and do not divide it.” The idol worshipers will greatly resent what you invite them to do. God redeems to Himself whomever He wills; He guides to Himself only those who totally submit.

[42:14] Ironically, they broke up into sects only after the knowledge had come to them, due to jealousy and resentment among themselves. If it were not for a predetermined decision from your Lord to respite them for a definite interim, they would have been judged immediately. Indeed, the later generations who inherited the scripture are full of doubts.

Message to the Christians and the Jews

[42:15] This is what you shall preach, and steadfastly maintain what you are commanded to do, and do not follow their wishes. And proclaim: “I believe in all the scriptures sent down by God. I was commanded to judge among you equitably. God is our Lord and your Lord. We have our deeds and you have your deeds. There is no argument between us and you. God will gather us all together; to Him is the ultimate destiny.”

[42:16] Those who argue about God, after receiving His message, their argument is nullified at their Lord. They have incurred condemnation, and have deserved a severe retribution.

[42:17] God is the One who sent down the scripture, to deliver the truth and the law. For all that you know, the Hour (Day of Judgment) may be very close.

The Believers Mindful of the Day of Judgment

[42:18] Challenging it are those who do not believe in it. As for those who believe, they are concerned about it, and they know that it is the truth. Absolutely, those who deny the Hour have gone far astray.

[42:19] God is fully aware of all His creatures; He provides for whomever He wills. He is the Powerful, the Almighty.

[42:20] Whoever seeks the rewards of the Hereafter, we multiply the rewards for him. And whoever seeks the materials of this world, we give him therefrom, then he receives no share in the Hereafter.

The Idols: Innovating New Religious Laws*

[42:21] They follow idols who decree for them religious laws never authorized by God. If it were not for the predetermined decision, they would have been judged immediately. Indeed, the transgressors have incurred a painful retribution.*

*42:21 The Islam of today’s Muslim world has been so distorted, it has become a Satanic cult. The Ulama, or religious scholars, have added many extraneous laws, prohibitions, dress codes, dietary regulations, and religious practices never authorized by God. This is one of the main reasons for sending God’s Messenger of the Covenant (9:31, 33:67, and Appendix 33).

[42:22] You will see the transgressors worried about everything they had committed; everything will come back and haunt them. As for those who believed and led a righteous life, they will be in the gardens of Paradise. They will receive whatever they wish from their Lord. This is the great blessing.

[42:23] This is the good news from God to His servants who believe and lead a righteous life. Say, “I do not ask you for any wage. I do ask each of you to take care of your own relatives.” Anyone who does a righteous work, we multiply his reward for it. God is Forgiver, Appreciative.

God Erases the Falsehood and Affirms the Truth*

[42:24] Are they saying, “He (Rashad)* has fabricated lies about God!”? If God willed, He could have sealed your mind, but God erases the falsehood and affirms the truth with His words. He is fully aware of the innermost thoughts.

*42:24 The disbelievers added 2 false statements at the end of Sura 9 to commemorate their idol, the prophet Muhammad. God has revealed overwhelming evidence to erase this blasphemy and establish the truth. By adding the gematrical value of “Rashad Khalifa” (1230), plus the verse number (24), we get 1254, 19×66 (please see Appendices 2 & 24 for the details).

[42:25] He is the One who accepts the repentance from His servants, and remits the sins. He is fully aware of everything you do.

[42:26] Responding to Him are those who believe and lead a righteous life. He will shower them with His blessings. As for the disbelievers, they have incurred a severe retribution.

[42:27] If God increased the provision for His servants, they would transgress on earth. This is why He sends it precisely measured to whomever He wills. He is fully Cognizant and Seer of His servants.

[42:28] He is the One who sends down the rain after they had despaired, and spreads His mercy. He is the only Master, Most Praiseworthy.

[42:29] Among His proofs is the creation of the heavens and the earth, and the creatures He spreads in them. He is able to summon them, when He wills.

Only A Consequence

[42:30] Anything bad that happens to you is a consequence of your own deeds, and He overlooks many (of your sins).

[42:31] You can never escape, and you have none beside God as a Lord and Master.

[42:32] Among His proofs are the ships that sail the sea with sails like flags.

[42:33] If He willed, He could have stilled the winds, leaving them motionless on top of the water. These are proofs for those who are steadfast, appreciative.

[42:34] He can annihilate them, as a consequence of their own works. Instead, He overlooks many (of their sins).

[42:35] Those who argue against our proofs will find out that they have no basis.

[42:36] Whatever you are given is no more than temporary material of this life. What God possesses is far better and everlasting, for those who believe and trust in their Lord.

Traits of the Believers

[42:37] They avoid gross sins and vice, and when angered they forgive.

[42:38] They respond to their Lord by observing the Contact Prayers (Salat). Their affairs are decided after due consultation among themselves, and from our provisions to them they give (to charity).

[42:39] When gross injustice befalls them, they stand up for their rights.

[42:40] Although the just requital for an injustice is an equivalent retribution, those who pardon and maintain righteousness are rewarded by God. He does not love the unjust.

[42:41] Certainly, those who stand up for their rights, when injustice befalls them, are not committing any error.

[42:42] The wrong ones are those who treat the people unjustly, and resort to aggression without provocation. These have incurred a painful retribution.

[42:43] Resorting to patience and forgiveness reflects a true strength of character.

[42:44] Whomever God sends astray will never find any other lord, and you will see such transgressors, when they see the retribution, saying, “Can we get another chance?”

[42:45] You will see them facing it, humiliated and debased, and looking, yet trying to avoid looking. Those who believed will proclaim: “The real losers are those who lost their souls and their families on the Day of Resurrection. The transgressors have deserved an everlasting retribution.”

[42:46] There will be no allies to help them against God. Whomever God sends astray can never be guided.

[42:47] You shall respond to your Lord before a day comes which is decreed inevitable by God. There will be no refuge for you on that day, nor an advocate.

Sole Mission of the Messenger

[42:48] If they turn away, we did not send you as their guardian. Your sole mission is delivering the message. When we shower the human beings with mercy, they become proud, and when adversity afflicts them, as a consequence of their own deeds, the human beings turn into disbelievers.

[42:49] To God belongs the sovereignty of the heavens and the earth. He creates whatever He wills, granting daughters to whomever He wills, and granting sons to whomever He wills.

[42:50] Or, He may have the males and the females marry each other, then render whomever He wills sterile. He is Omniscient, Omnipotent.

How God Communicates With Us

[42:51] No human being can communicate with God except through inspiration, or from behind a barrier, or by sending a messenger through whom He reveals what He wills. He is the Most High, Most Wise.

[42:52] Thus, we inspired to you a revelation proclaiming our commandments. You had no idea about the scripture, or faith. Yet, we made this a beacon to guide whomever we choose from among our servants. Surely, you guide in a straight path.

[42:53] The path of God, to whom belongs everything in the heavens and everything on earth. Absolutely, all matters are controlled by God.

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Free Quran Chapter 51: Drivers of the Winds (Al-Dhareyat)

Learn from GOD about Angels, they work to run our world, support believers and punish evil doers. Angels are not a rarity; they are everywhere. Each person has multiple Angels guarding them, they take turns and work in shifts even. The point is, they are everywhere and there is not a single moment that goes by where there is not an Angel present to record it. But not only that: not a single thought goes by without it being recorded! That’s how involved Angels are with us.

Angels also run the world; they are of course following GOD’s instructions. They make the natural laws work the way they do, for example gravity. They expand the universe and are constantly creating things. They also punish or save people. Have you ever felt really good and proud only to have it all crushed by an accident? Such as bumping your toe into something. There are many such moments throughout our life, but we don’t think much of them. And sure they are mostly our own fault. However, in every other case, it is an Angel that decided to punish you, by making you bump your toe into something. Or perhaps you fling your arm too wide and hit your finger on a hard surface. Or perhaps even trip and fall. They are all punishments.

Quran Chapter 51: Drivers of the Winds (Al-Dhareyat)

[51:0] In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

[51:1] The blowing winds.

[51:2] Bearing rain.

[51:3] Bringing provisions.

[51:4] Distributing them as commanded.

[51:5] What is promised to you will surely come to pass.

[51:6] The Day of Judgment is inevitable.

[51:7] Despite the perfectly created sky.

[51:8] You continue to dispute the truth.

[51:9] Deviating therefrom are the deviators.

[51:10] Woe to the falsifiers.

[51:11] In their blundering, they are totally heedless.

[51:12] They question the Day of Judgment.

[51:13] The day they are presented to the fire.

[51:14] Taste the retribution; this is what you used to challenge.

[51:15] The righteous have deserved gardens and springs.

[51:16] They receive their Lord’s rewards, for they used to be pious.

[51:17] Rarely did they sleep the whole night.

[51:18] At dawn, they prayed for forgiveness.

[51:19] A portion of their money was set aside for the beggar and the needy.

[51:20] The earth is full of signs for those who are certain.

[51:21] And within yourselves; can you see?

[51:22] In the heaven is your provision, and everything that is promised to you.

[51:23] By the Lord of the heaven and the earth, this is as true as the fact that you speak.

[51:24] Have you noted the history of Abraham’s honorable guests?

[51:25] They visited him, saying, “Peace.” He said, “Peace to you, strangers!”

[51:26] He asked his family to prepare a fat calf.

[51:27] When he offered it to them, he remarked, “Do you not eat?”

[51:28] He harbored fear of them. They said, “Have no fear,” and they gave good news of a knowledgeable son.

[51:29] His wife was astonished. Noting her wrinkled face: “I am a sterile old woman.”

[51:30] They said, “Thus said your Lord. He is the Most Wise, the Omniscient.”

[51:31] He said, “What are you up to, O messengers?”

[51:32] They said, “We have been dispatched to criminal people.

[51:33] “We will shower them with rocks of clay.

[51:34] “Marked by your Lord for the transgressors.”

[51:35] We then delivered all the believers.

[51:36] We did not find in it except one house of submitters.

[51:37] We set it up as a lesson for those who fear the painful retribution.

[51:38] In Moses (there is a lesson). We sent him to Pharaoh with manifest proofs.

[51:39] But he turned away, in arrogance, and said, “Magician, or crazy.”

[51:40] Consequently, we punished him and his troops. We threw them into the sea, and he is the one to blame.

[51:41] In `Ãd (there is a lesson). We sent upon them disastrous wind.

[51:42] Anything that it came upon was utterly destroyed.

[51:43] In Thamoud (there is a lesson). They were told, “Enjoy temporarily.”

[51:44] They rebelled against the command of their Lord. Consequently, the lightning struck them as they looked.

[51:45] They could never get up, nor were they helped.

[51:46] And the people of Noah before that; they were wicked people.

“Expansion of the Universe Theory” Confirmed

[51:47] We constructed the sky with our hands, and we will continue to expand it.

[51:48] And we made the earth habitable; a perfect design.

[51:49] We created a pair (male and female) of everything, that you may take heed.

[51:50] You shall escape to God. I am sent by Him to you as a manifest warner.

[51:51] Do not set up besides God any other god. I am sent by Him to you as a manifest warner.

[51:52] Consistently, when a messenger went to the previous generations, they said, “Magician,” or, “Crazy.”

[51:53] Did they make an agreement with each other? Indeed, they are transgressors.

[51:54] You may disregard them; you cannot be blamed.

[51:55] And remind, for the reminder benefits the believers.

The Purpose of Our Existence

[51:56] I did not create the jinns and the humans except to worship Me alone.

[51:57] I need no provisions from them, nor do I need them to feed Me.

[51:58] God is the Provider, the Possessor of all power, the Supreme.

[51:59] The transgressors have incurred the same fate as their previous counterparts; they should not challenge.

[51:60] Woe to those who disbelieved from the day that is awaiting them.

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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 104: The Backbiter (Al-Humazah)

Learn from GOD how to recognize a backstabber and what their destiny looks like. If you have friends who focus a lot on money-making, and they lie a lot to people, such as customers, just to make extra money. Then such a person will even talk badly about you, to gain the trust of your enemy for the sake of gaining money. Money creates their identity, so they are willing to change their appearance, morals and much more just to make money. They compromise a lot as long as there is money to be gained.

Quran Chapter 104: The Backbiter (Al-Humazah)

[104:0] In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

[104:1] Woe to every backbiter, slanderer.

[104:2] He hoards money and counts it.

[104:3] As if his money will make him immortal.

[104:4] Never; he will be thrown into the Devastator.

[104:5] Do you know what the Devastator is?

[104:6] God’s blazing Hellfire.

[104:7] It burns them inside out.

[104:8] They will be confined therein.

[104:9] In extended columns.

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Free Quran Chapter 111: Thorns (Al-Masad)

Learn from GOD the consequences of oppressing or attacking believers and that money can’t help you against justice. Abee Lahab was prophet Muhammad’s uncle, he and his wife opposed prophet Muhammad and the believers. They used their wealth to fund many campaigns that made the believers’ lives a constant struggle. Many people believe they can use their money to compensate for their lack of religious practice and to cover for their sinning. However, it does not work like that. If you don’t believe in GOD, then all your charity is going to your ego, not GOD. If you give to charity, but you worship idols, like Jesus, or other prophets and saints, then again, everything you do for GOD will go to your idols. You are locked out. There is only one way to get access to GOD’s kingdom and that is through absolute obedience to GOD and to follow GOD’s commandments without any compromise.

Chapter 111: Thorns (Al-Masad)

[111:0] In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

[111:1] Condemned are the works of Abee Lahab, and he is condemned.*

*111:1 Abee Lahab was Muhammad’s uncle and the leader of the opposition. His wife carried out a campaign of persecution against Muhammad and the believers. Like all descriptions of Heaven and Hell, the rope of thorns is an allegory.

[111:2] His money and whatever he has accomplished will never help him.

[111:3] He has incurred the blazing Hell.

[111:4] Also his wife, who led the persecution.

[111:5] She will be (resurrected) with a rope of thorns around her neck.

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