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Mathematical Miracle of the Quran by Rashad Khalifa – Transcript

Video Intro:

  • Islamic Productions Presents
  • Mathematical Miracle of the Qur’an
  • The word “GOD” occurs in the Quran 2698 times, and 2698 = 19 x 142
  • The numbers of suras and verses where the word “GOD” is found total 121999 or 19 x 6421

Rashad Khalifa:

  • How this Mathematical Miracle of the Quran was discovered?
  • When I came to this country – the United States, in nineteen sixty-eight (1968) – I read the English translations of the Quran. And I did not like any of them. I read them all; Yusuf ‘Ali, Muhammad ‘Ali, Pickthall, Arberry, N. J. Dawood, and so on – all of them. Even as far back as George Sale’s translation.
  • Some of them actually distorted the basic doctrines of the Quran, and that was serious enough to encourage me to translate the Quran myself; for my own children. I did it for local consumption.
  • However, since I am a scientist and not a professional religionist, I decided not move from one verse to the next  unless I knew exactly what every word and every verse meant. I made a pledge to God that I will not move from one verse to the next unless I know exactly what it meant.
  • So I started the translation, and I finished the first (1) sura; al-fateha, in seven days. Then I moved on to the next verse; the first verse of sura number two (2:1); al-baqara. And I found that it consisted of only three letters; (الم), A L M.
  • Of course I knew this all along since I was a young child, but now I am trying to translate it, I wanted to know exactly what the significance of A L M, is. I looked up all the tafseers; interpretations, and all the books written about these letters. And everybody; all the scholars said: “we do not know what these letters mean”.
  • So I started my own research, and after many attempts, and many failures, I decided to put the whole Quran into the computer. I did not know what to look for. So I had a computer count every letter in every sura. And the objective was to look for any mathematical connections, or any mathematical pattern between – that involves these letters.
  • There are twenty-nine (29) suras in the Quran prefixed with these initials, different sets of initials. Fourteen sets of initials to be exact: ALEF LAM MEEM, NOON, SAAD, QAAF, TA SEEN MEEM, YA SIN, TA HA, and so on. Fourteen of them.
  • And sure enough after four (4) years of research, a mathematical pattern emerged with a common denominator; binding all these initials without a single exception. And the common
    denominator was nineteen (19).
  • As it turned out, and as you will see in this program, every element of the Quran; the number of verses, the numbers assigned to the suras, the numbers of words, the letters – every letter of the Quran is mathematically composed beyond human capability. And the common
    denominator that binds all these mathematical; physical facts, is the number nineteen (19).
  • So let us get down to business and look at the Quran itself. And I would like to remind you that all the items you are going to see are factual observations, they are all physical facts, in the Quran.

The Miracle of the Basmalah; the Opening Statement

  • So here is a big Quran we can see together. And the first item of this miracle is that the first verse in the Quran: “Bism Allah Arrahman Arraheem”, consists of nineteen (19) Arabic letters. (Rashad counts while visually pointing at each letter in the first verse of the Quran).
  • Nineteen letters.
I alternated between red and black for each letter. And I also added a blue dot above each letter. This should make possible to understand even if you have never seen Arabic before.

The Miracle of 114 Chapters

  • And the whole Quran has hundred and fourteen suras (114 chapters). As we see here, the last sura is number one hundred and fourteen (114).
  • And one hundred and fourteen is a multiple of nineteen; nineteen times six (19 x 6).
  • And it consists of six verses, by the way.
  • So nineteen times six (19 x 6) gives us the total number of suras in the Quran, hundred and fourteen (114).

The Miracle of the First Revelation

  • Now, if we count from this sura towards the other suras. (Rashad counts backwards from the last chapter to the chapters before it, and so on).
  1. This is one. (Chapter 114)
  2. Two. (Chapter 113)
  3. Three. (Chapter 112)
  4. Four. (Chapter 111)
  5. Five. (Chapter 110)
  6. Six. (Chapter 109)
  7. Seven. (Chapter 108)
  8. Eight. (Chapter 107)
  9. Nine. (Chapter 106)
  10. Ten. (Chapter 105)
  11. Eleven. (Chapter 104)
  12. Twelve. (Chapter 103)
  13. Thirteen. (Chapter 102)
  14. Fourteen. (Chapter 101)
  15. Fifteen. (Chapter 100)
  16. Sixteen. (Chapter 99)
  17. Seventeen. (Chapter 98)
  18. Eighteen. (Chapter 97)
  19. And nineteen. (Chapter 96)
  • We find that number nineteen (19:th count) – sura number ninety-six (96), and it says: “iqra bi ism rabbika al lazee khalaq”, the first revelation. (“Read, in the name of your Lord, who created” – 96:1).
  • So the first sura revealed is positioned in the Quran atop the last nineteen (19) suras in the Quran. You also noticed that this sura consists of nineteen (19) verses.

The First Revelation was Exactly 19 Words

  • The first revelation was nineteen words exactly, here they are: (Rashad counts while visually pointing at each word that were part of the first revelation).
  • This was the first revelation through the prophet Muhammad, and it consisted of nineteen (19) words.

The First Revelation is Exactly 76 Letters

  • If you count the letters in these nineteen words, you find that the total is seventy-six (76), nineteen times four (19 x 4).

The First Chapter Revealed (Chapter 96) has Exactly 19 Verses

  • And if you count the letters in the whole sura, the first sura revealed, you find that the total is two hundred and eighty-five (285) letters, or nineteen times fifteen (19 x 15). (The updated count is 304 letters, 19 x 16).

The Miracle of the Last Revelation

  • The last sura revealed was sura number hundred and ten (110). And it consists also of nineteen (19) words, here they are: (Rashad counts while visually pointing at each word that are part of the last revelation).
  • So the last revelation and the first revelation consisted of nineteen (19) words (each).

The Miracle of the Basmalah and Its Details

  • Now if we go back to the very beginning, the first verse in the Quran. As you heard before, the first verse of the Quran; “Bism Allah Arrahman Arraheem”, consists of nineteen (19) letters.
  • Every word – there are four (4) words here – and every word is mentioned in the Quran a number of times which is consistently a multiple of nineteen (19).

The First Word “ism”

  • The word “ism”, which means “name”, is mentioned in the Quran nineteen (19) times exactly.

The Peculiar Spelling of the Word “bism”

  • If you wish to use the word “bism”, it is mentioned three (3) times, but if you add the numbers assigned to the verses and suras where the three (3) times of “bism” occur, the total is hundred and fourteen (114); nineteen times six (19 x 6). (Bism means “in the name…”).

The Second Word “allah”

  • The second word, “allah”, is mentioned in the whole book; two thousand six hundred ninety-eight times (2698), or nineteen times hundred and forty-two (19 x 142). (Allah means God).

The Third Word “al-rahman”

  • The third word “al-rahman”, is mentioned in the whole Quran; fifty-seven times (57), or nineteen times three (19 x 3).

The Fourth Word “al-raheem”

  • The last word, “al-raheem”, is mentioned in the whole book; hundred and fourteen times (114), or nineteen times six (19 x 6).
  • As you see, “Bism Allah Arrahman Arraheem”, the first verse in the Quran is very important. And you will see it at the beginning of every sura in the Quran. Every sura has “Bism Allah Arrahman Arraheem” in the beginning, except one (1).
  • However, only the first verse of the first sura is numbered – has number one (1:1). When you go to the other suras, you find that this opening statement has no number. This is why we take only the first (1:1) opening statement to represent all the basmalahs in the Quran, all the opening statements in the Quran.
  • If you go to sura nine (9) you will notice that this sura does not have a basmallah (opening statement). It says here: “This sura does not have bismillah” (points at the subtitle of chapter 9).

(Not all versions of the Quran have sub-titles, it is not part of the Quran, however, some printers choose to include them while other printers choose not to).

The Miracle of the Missing Basmalah

  • Now, since the Quran has hundred and fourteen suras (114), and this one does not have an opening statement. This will mean that we have only hundred and thirteen (113) basmalahs in the Quran, and this number is not divisible by nineteen (19 x 5,947368421052632).
  • But we find that this missing bismallah is made up in sura number twenty-seven (27).
  • So if you go to sura number twenty-seven (27). You will see that we have two (2) bismillahs. This is sura number twenty-seven (27). And there is one “Bism Allah Arrahman Arraheem” at the beginning, like every other sura except sura nine (9). And there is an extra one in the middle of the sura, right here, in verse thirty (30) you see another “Bism Allah Arrahman Arraheem”.
  • So this sura contains two (2) of them, two of the opening statement; or basmallahs. One in the beginning and one in verse thirty (30). And this restores the number – of this important opening statement – to hundred and fourteen (114), or nineteen times six (19 x 6).

From Chapter 9 to Chapter 27 is Exactly 19 Chapters

  • Also, if you count the suras from the missing bismallah of sura nine (9). There is the missing bismillah of sura nine (points at the subtitle of sura nine). And then we count the suras from here to the place where we find the extra bismillah:
  1. This is one. (Chapter 9)
  2. Two suras. (Chapter 10)
  3. Three suras. (Chapter 11)
  4. Four. (Chapter 12)
  5. Five. (Chapter 13)
  6. Six. (Chapter 14)
  7. We are counting from the missing bismillah to the extra bismillah. This should be seven. (Chapter 15)
  8. Eight. (Chapter 16)
  9. Nine. (Chapter 17)
  10. Ten. (Chapter 18)
  11. Eleven. (Chapter 19)
  12. Twelve. (Chapter 20)
  13. Thirteen. (Chapter 21)
  14. Fourteen. (Chapter 22)
  15. Fifteen. (Chapter 23)
  16. Sixteen. (Chapter 24)
  17. And seventeen, we did not get to sura twenty-seven (27) yet, this is twenty-five (25). Which is the seventeenth (17th) sura from the missing bismillah. (Chapter 25)
  18. Here is eighteen. (Chapter 26)
  19. And you will find that the sura that has two (2) bismillahs, sura number twenty-seven (27), is sura number nineteen (19:th sura count). (Chapter 27)
  • From the missing bismillah to the extra bismillah – from sura nine (9) to sura twenty-seven (27), we find exactly nineteen (19) suras; inclusive.
  • This is the sura that has two (2) bismillahs, and it is sura number nineteen (19th sura) after the missing bismillah of sura nine (9).
  • From the missing bismillah in sura nine (9), to the extra bismillah in sura twenty-seven (27), there are nineteen (19) suras.
  • So when you count the suras from missing “Bism Allah Arrahman Arraheem” of sura nine (9). To the extra bismallah in sura twenty-seven (27), you find nineteen (19) suras.

These 19 Chapters Add up to 342; Which is Divisible by 19

  • Now, watch this; if you add the numbers of the suras; the numbers assigned to the suras, from nine (9) to twenty-seven (27), from the missing bismillah to the extra bismillah, that is: Nine, plus ten, plus eleven, plus twelve, plus thirteen … all the way to plus twenty-six, plus twenty-seven. The total is three hundred and forty-two (342), which is a multiple of nineteen (19), it is nineteen times eighteen (19 x 18).

((9+10+11+12+13+14+15+16+17+18+19+20+21+22+23+24+25+26+27) = 342)

There Are Exactly 342 Words Between the Two Basmalahs in Chapter 27

  • And this is half the story. You add the numbers of suras from the missing bismillah to the extra bismillah, nine plus ten, plus… all the way to twenty-seven, the total: three hundred forty-two (342) is exactly the number of words between the two bismillahs of sura twenty-seven (27), the number of words, as you see here.
  • This total; three hundred forty-two (342) is exactly the number of words between this bismillah in sura twenty-seven (27:0), and the second bismillah of sura twenty-seven (27:30). You count these words, all these words, and you will find that the total up to this word here before the second bismillah, up to this word the total is three hundred and forty two (342). Which equals the total of the numbers of suras from the missing bismillah to this extra bismillah.

The Miracle of the Total Count of Verses

  • The number of verses; ayat, in the Quran, from the beginning, from the first aya, or verse. To the very end, to the last aya, is six thousand three hundred and forty-six (6346), which is a multiple of nineteen (19), the total number of ayat, verses in the Quran; six thousand three hundred and forty six, or nineteen times three hundred thirty-four (19 x 334).

[6234 numbered verses & 112 un-numbered verses (Basmalahs) 6234+112 = 6346] Note that 6+3+4+6=19

Appendix 1 (from: Quran The Final Testament, by Rashad Khalifa, PhD.)

The Miracles Within the Initialed Section

  • As I mentioned before, there are twenty nine (29) suras in Quran that are initialed with these Quranic initials.
  • And the first initial in the Quran is in sura number two, the first verse; ALEF, LAM, MEEM (2:1).
  • The last initial, is the initial NOON, in sura number sixty-eight, which is right here (68:1).
  • This here is the first initial (Rashad points at 2:1).
  • And this is the last initial (Rashad points at 68:1).

This Initialed Section Has 5263 Verses; Which Is Divisible by 19

  • The number of ayat; or verses, in this section here; from the first initial to the last initial, is five thousand two hundred and sixty-three (5263) ayat; or verses, nineteen times two hundred and seventy-seven (19 x 277).
  • You just start at ALEF, LAM, MEEM, the first Quranic initials. And you count all the verses in here, up to this verse in sura sixty-eight (68:1), and you will find that the total is five thousand two hundred and sixty-three (5263), or nineteen times two hundred and seventy-seven (19 x 277).

Within This Initialed Section, the Word “Allah”, Occurs 2641 Times; Which Is Divisible by 19

  • Also, if you count the word “allah” in this section, between the first initial and the last initial, you will find that the total of the word “allah” here; is two thousand six hundred and forty-one (2641), which is a multiple of nineteen (19), nineteen times one hundred thirty-nine (19 x 139).

Outside This Initialed Section, the Word “Allah”, Occurs 57 Times, Which Is Divisible by 19

  • And of course if you count the word “allah” outside of this section, that will be here, and before ALEM, LAM, MEEM. The word “allah” is found fifty-seven times (57), nineteen times three (19 x 3).

The Initialed Section Has 38 Un-Initialed Chapters; This Is Divisible by 19

  • In the section from the first initial; ALEF, LAM, MEEM, to the last initial; NOON, there are exactly thirty-eight (38) suras without initials.
  • The un-initialed suras here are thirty-eight (38), which is a multiple of nineteen (19), nineteen times two (19 x 2). So this is another physical fact.

The Chapter and Verse Numbers Where The Word “Allah” Occurs Outside of This Initialed Section; Add up to 2432; Which Is Divisible by 19 (Table 18)

  • Now, I mentioned that outside of this section (before chapter 2 and after chapter 68), there are fifty-seven (57) word “allah”, that are outside the initialed section of the Quran. This part (points at chapter 1), and this part (points at chapter 69), to the end – there are fifty-seven (57) words “allah”.
  • If you add the numbers of the suras – the numbers assigned to the suras, like this number here (points at chapter 69), and the numbers assigned to the verses. The total is two thousand four hundred thirty-two (2432), or nineteen times one hundred twenty-eight (19 x 128).
  • Now I am talking about the numbers assigned to the suras and verses, where you find the word “allah” outside of the initialed section (before 2 and after 68. Or chapter 1 + chapter 69 to 114).
  • You add these numbers assigned to the suras and the verses wherever you find the word “allah”, and the total is multiple of nineteen (19). Well, this proves that the numbers assigned to the suras and the numbers assigned to the verses are from God, not from humans.

(This proves that the location of every chapter and every verse were all planned by God, that they are not random).

The Miracle of The Word “al-quran”

  • The word “al-quran”, is mentioned in the Quran; fifty-seven times (57), that is nineteen times three (19 x 3). Is that not profound?

If You Take the Chapter and Verse Numbers Where “Al-Quran” Is Mentioned, and Add Them Up, You Get 2660; Which Is Divisible by 19

  • And if you add the numbers of the suras, and the numbers of verses where there word “al-quran” is found – the total is two thousand six hundred and sixty (2660), which is nineteen times hundred and forty (19 x 140). I am talking about the number – for example this word here “al-quran”, is in sura seventeen (17), and the verse number is forty-five (45), as you see here.
  • You take these numbers, the fifty-seven (57) times where the word “al-quran” is found in the Quran, and you add the numbers of the verses and the numbers of the suras, all together; the total is two thousand six hundred and sixty (2660), or nineteen times one hundred and forty (19 x 140).

Different Grammatical Forms of “Al-Quran” Will Add up to 3363; Which Is Divisible by 19

  • There are other grammatical forms of this word “al-quran”, like “quranan”, “al-quranaho” – and if you add all the suras and all the verses, the numbers of the verses and the numbers of the suras where these forms – different forms of the word “al-quran” is found – the grand total is three thousand three hundred and sixty-three (3363), or nineteen times one hundred and seventy-seven (19 x 177). Of course the word “quran” is very special, and this is why it is so intricately composed within the Quran.

The Miracle of the First Commandment

  • The first pillar of Islam, mainly that God is one – is mentioned in the Quran exactly nineteen (19) times. That “allah wahd”; God is one – is mentioned in the Quran exactly nineteen (19) times.

Worshiping GOD Alone Is Emphasized as 19×19

  • Now, there is also the word “wahdahu”; worship God alone. This commandment to worship God alone – “wahdahu” – is mentioned in the Quran five times. And if you add the numbers of the verses and the numbers of suras, where the word “wahdahu”; worship God alone occurs, the total is three hundred and sixty-one (361), or nineteen times nineteen (19 x 19).
  • So this emphasizes the importance of worshiping God alone, the word “wahid”; referring to God as one, is mentioned in the Quran nineteen times, and the word “wahdahu”, is mentioned five times, but when you add the verses and suras – numbers – where this word “wahdahu” is found, the total is three sixty-one (361), nineteen times nineteen (19 x 19).
  • For example, this word “wahdahu”, happens in verse twelve of sura number forty (40:12). So you take this number; forty, and the number of the verse; twelve (40+12…), and you do this every time you see the word “wahdahu” in the Quran, and the total is three hundred and sixty-one (361), nineteen times nineteen (19 x 19).

The Miracle of the Religious Duties

  • The other four pillars of Islam; the salat (Contact Prayers), the zakat (Obligatory Charity), the hajj (Pilgrimage to Mecca), al-siyaam (Fasting during Ramadan) – are mentioned in the Quran hundred and fourteen (114) times, or nineteen times six (19 x 6).

The Chapters and Verses Where the Contact Prayers Are Mentioned Add up to 4674; 19×246

  • When you take the word “salat” for example, which happens in the Quran sixty-seven times (67). And you take the numbers of verses, and the numbers of the suras, where every time you see this word “salat”, and you add them up, the total is a multiple of nineteen (19), it is four thousand six hundred seventy-four (4674), or nineteen times two hundred and forty-six (19 x 246). The word “salat”, throughout the Quran, you add the numbers of the verses and the numbers of suras where the word “salat” occurs, and the total is four thousand six hundred seventy-four (4674), or nineteen times two hundred and forty-six (19 x 246).

The Chapters and Verses Where Zakat and Hajj Are Mentioned Add up to 2888; 19x19x8

  • If you go to the word “zakat”, you find that “zakat” and “hajj” – you add the numbers of the verses and the numbers of the suras where the words “salat” and “hajj” are found – and the total is two thousand eight hundred and eighty-eight (2888), or nineteen times nineteen times eight (19 x 19 x 8 (or 19 x 152)). This is “zakat” and “hajj” together. You add the numbers of the verses and the numbers of the suras, throughout the Quran where you see “zakat” and “hajj”.

The Chapters and Verses Where Fasting Is Mentioned Add up to 1387; 19×73

  • When you look at the word “siyaam” in the Quran, the whole Quran, the fasting of Ramadan, you will see that it occurs six (6) times. And if you add the numbers of the verses to the numbers of the suras, every time you see this word “siyaam” in all its forms, the total is one thousand three hundred eighty-seven (1387), or nineteen times seventy-three (19 x 73).
  • So the basic pillars of Islam, the numbers assigned to the suras and verses where these words are found, all these numbers are multiplies of nineteen (19).

The Miracles of the Quranic Initials

  • The sura entitled “QAAF”, is also initialed with the letter “qaaf”, and when you count this letter “qaaf”, every time you see it you count it, in the Quran; in this sura. You will find that the total of the letter “qaaf” in this sura is fifty-seven (57), or nineteen times three (19 x 3).

Only Two Chapters Have the Initial QAAF, They Both Have 57 QAAFs, 19×3

  • Also, the only other sura initialed with “qaaf, which is sura number forty-two (42). There is the letter “qaaf”; as an initial (Rashad points at 42:1 with a pen). Contains the exact same number of “qaafs” as the other sura. So you count this “qaaf” and then you go and find this “qaaf”, and count it and so on. This is a physical fact – the total occurrence of the letter “qaaf” in this “qaaf” initialed sura is also fifty seven (57), nineteen times three (19 x 3).
  • Now, when you go back to sura “QAAF”, here, you notice that “qaaf” simply stands for Quran. “Q” stands for Quran; “qaaf” here stands for Quran. And if you add the fifty-seven (57) “qaafs”, “Q”, of this sura number fifty (50). Plus the fifty-seven (57) “qaafs”, or “Q”, in sura number forty-two (42); also fifty-seven (57). Fifty-seven plus fifty-seven is hundred and fourteen (57 + 57 = 114). Which is exactly the same number as the suras of the Quran. Fifty-seven plus fifty-seven equal one hundred and fourteen (57 + 57 = 114), the number of suras in Quran.

Chapter 50 Is Initialed with QAAF and Has 45 Verses, These Two Numbers Add up to 95; 19×5

  • You noticed that the sura “QAAF”, is number fifty (50), and it consists of forty-five (45) verses. If you add the number of the sura, which is fifty (50), to the number of verses in the sura, which is forty-five (45), the total is ninety-five (95), or nineteen times five (19 x 5).

Chapter 42 Is Also Initialed with QAAF and Has 53 Verses, These Two Numbers Add up to 95; 19×5

  • Well this is half the story. If you go to the only other sura initialed with “qaaf”, which is sura number forty-two (42). You see that the number of verses is fifty-three (53). And if you add the number of the sura to the number of the verses, you get exactly the same total as sura “QAAF”; which is ninety-five (95). Forty-two plus fifty-three is ninety five (42 + 53 = 95), or nineteen times five (19 x 5).
  • And with sura “QAAF”, fifty (50), the number of the sura, plus the number of verses; forty-five (45), fifty plus forty-five is ninety-five (50 + 45 = 95), or nineteen times five (19 x 5).
  • In this sura, the Quran is described as majeed, “qaaf; wa al quran al majeed” (Q., and the glorious Quran – 50:1).

The Quran Is Described as Glorious, This Word Has the Numerical Value of 57; 19×3

  • And this word “majeed” has its numerical value is fifty-seven (57), which is the number of the letter “qaaf” in this sura.
  • Majeed (مَجيدِ):
  • The M is forty (40),
  • The jeem is three (3),
  • The yaa is ten (10),
  • And the daal is four (4).
  • And you add these numbers, forty plus three plus ten plus four, the total is fifty-seven (40 + 3 + 10 + 4 = 57), nineteen times three (19 x 3).
  • When the Quran was revealed there were no numbers, these letters were used as numbers. So you can look at the “meem” as the letter “meem”; or M – and also as the numeral forty. The same with the other letters. So this is a universal established system, where the alphabet letters are used as numbers. (This system was used before the invention of Arabic Numerals).

Chapter 68 Is Initialed with the Letter NOON, This Letter Occurs 133 Times; 19×7

  • When you go to sura sixty-eight (68), which is initialed with the letter “noon”; “N”. If you count the letter “N”, where ever you see it in this sura. You will find that the total is one hundred and thirty-three (133), nineteen times seven (19 x 7).

Three Chapters Are Initialed with the Letter SAAD, Adding up All Their Occurrences Totals 152; 19×8

  • In the Quran, there are three (3) suras initialed with the letter “saad”. The first one is sura number seven (7). It is initialed with the letter “alef”, “laam”, “meem”, “saad”. (المص)
  • The second sura that is initialed with this letter, is sura number nineteen (19), sura Maryam. Which has five initials, “qaaf”, “haa”, “yaa”, “ayn”, “saad”. So this is the second sura where we see the letter “saad” as an initial. (كهيعص)
  • The third sura initialed with this letter is sura number thirty-eight (38). Which is also entitled “SAAD”. The name of the the sura is “SAAD”, and the initial is “saad”. (ص)
  • So these are three suras initialed with the letter “saad”, and when you count the letter “saad” in the three suras (7, 19 , 38), the total comes to hundred and fifty-two (152), or nineteen times eight (19 x 8).

Chapter 36 Is Initialed with YAA & SEEN, These Letters Total 285; 19×15

  • There is one sura in the Quran initialed with the letters “yaa”, “seen” – two letters, “yaa” and “seen”,  it is sura thirty-six (36). Here the first verse is the two letters “yaa” and “seen”. And if you count these two letters “yaa” and “seen”, in the whole sura, the total is two hundred and eighty-five (285), or nineteen times fifteen (19 x 15).
  • So you see that consistently the suras contain a number of their initials that is consistently a multiple of nineteen (19).

Seven Chapters Are Initialed with HAA & MEEM, Adding up All Their Occurrences Totals 2147; 19×113

  • There are seven suras initialed with the letters “haa” and “meem”. Seven (7) consequent suras, beginning at sura number forty (40). So here is number forty (40), initialed with the letters “haa”, “meem”. The whole verse consists of just two (2) letters “haa”, “meem”. Seven (7) consequent suras. This is the last one, sura number forty-six (46), it is initialed with the letters; “haa”, “meem”. And you count these distinctive unique letters; “haa” and “meem”, in the seven suras (40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46), and you will find that total is two thousand one hundred and forty-seven (2147), the total of “haa” plus “meem” in the seven suras, this is nineteen times hundred and thirteen (19 x 113).
  • Two thousand one hundred and forty-seven (2147). This means that if only one letter “haa” or one letter “meem” was lost or added – in the last fourteen hundred (1400) years – the whole mathematical system collapses. But as it is, you count them right now in any Quran anywhere in the world, and you find that “haa” and “meem” in the seven (7) “haa”, “meem” initialed suras, totals two thousand one hundred forty-seven (2147), or nineteen times one hundred and thirteen (19 x 113).

Chapter 42 Has Two Sets of Initials, Adding up All Their Occurrences Totals 209; 19×11

  • Sura number forty-two (42) has two sets of initials. As you have just seen, it has the initials “haa”, “meem” in verse one (42:1), and verse two (42:2) of this sura has the initials “ayn”, “seen”, “qaaf”, three letters; “ayn”, “seen”, and “qaaf”. And if you count these three distinct letters in this sura, “ayn” plus “seen” plus “qaaf”, the total is two hundred and nine (209), or nineteen times eleven (19 x 11).

Chapter 19 Has the Most Initials, KAAF, HAA, YAA, AYN & SAAD. Adding up All Their Occurrences Totals 798; 19×42

  • Sura number nineteen (19) has the largest – or the biggest set of initials. It has five (5) letters, this is sura number nineteen (19), and it is initialed with five (5) letters; “kaaf”, “haa”, “yaa”, “ayn”, “saad”. And you add, you count these letters in this sura, the five (5) letters total seven hundred ninety-eight (798), or nineteen times forty-two (19 x 42).

Chapters Are Also Interlocked with Multiple Chapters Through Different Initials, This Intricacy Is Beyond Probability, It Should Be Impossible, yet We Can See This Physically Right in Front of Us

  • Now I wish to remind you that the letter “saad” for example, interacts, or it is interlocking with the other “saad” initialed suras. Sura number seven (7), and sura number thirty-eight (38) – you remember that this letter; “saad” in the three (3) “saad” initialed suras, is one hundred and fifty-two (152), or nineteen times eight (19 x 8). But it also is intricately intertwined with these letters in this sura (chapter 19) to give us a total of seven hundred ninety-eight (798), or nineteen times forty two (19 x 42). So you can see that this mathematical system is far beyond human capability.

(This Mathematical Miracle of the Quran is truly the ultimate evidence for the existence of God. It is so perfectly obvious that any scientist who rejects it should no longer be considered a scientist. Because the whole purpose of being a scientist is to follow the evidence no matter where it takes you).

Six Chapters Are Initialed with ALEF, LAAM & MEEM, and Each Chapter Has a Count of These Letters That Is Divisible by 19

  • There are six (6) suras in the Quran initialed with these letters; “alef”, “laam”, “meem”; “A”, “L”, “M”. These are suras number two, three, twenty-nine, thirty, thirty-one, and thirty-two. (2, 3, 29, 30, 31, 32)
  • This (Rashad points at a chapter in the Quran he is holding) happens to be sura thirty-two (32). And every single one of the six (6) suras contains a total of these letters which is multiple of nineteen (19), every one.
  • For example, sura number two (2) contains nine thousand eight hundred and ninety-nine (9899) of these letters, and that is a multiple of nineteen (19), nineteen times five twenty-one (19 x 551).
  • Sura number three (3) also contains a multiple of nineteen, of these letters; “alef”, “laam”, “meem” – and so on. Every one of the six (6) suras contains a total of “alef” plus “laam” plus “meem” which is a multiple of nineteen.

(Chapter 2, chapter 3, chapter 29, chapter 30, chapter 31, chapter 32)

Five Chapters Are Initialed with ALEF, LAAM & RAA, and Each Chapter Has a Count of These Letters That Is Divisible by 19

  • There are five suras in the Quran initialed with these three letters; “alef”, “laam”, “raa”; “A”, “L”, “R”. And every single one of the five suras (10, 11, 12, 14, 15) contains a total of “alef” plus “laam” plus “raa”, which is a multiple of nineteen (19), every one.

(Chapter 10, chapter 11, chapter 12, chapter 14, chapter 15)

Chapter 7 Is Initialed with ALEF, LAAM, MEEM & SAAD. Adding up All Their Occurrences Totals 5320; 19×280

  • Sura number seven (7) is initialed with the four letters; “alef”, “laam”, “meem” , “saad”, as you see here (Rashad points at 7:1). And when you count these letters, “alef” plus “laam” plus “meem” plus “saad”, in this sura, the total comes to five thousand three hundred and twenty (5320), which is nineteen times two hundred and eighty (19 x 280).
  • And again, I wish to remind you that this letter “saad” interlocks between this sura, and the other “saad” initialed suras; sura number nineteen (19) and sura number thirty-eight (38).
  • And every time within the sura and also within its sister suras, where the letter “saad is found, the totals are consistently a multiple of nineteen (19).

(Remember that if a single letter was lost or added, in the last 1400 years, then this system would collapse. This proves that the Quran is divinely preserved).

Chapter 13 Is Initialed with ALEF, LAAM, MEEM & RAA. Adding up All Their Occurrences Totals 1482; 19×78

  • Sura number thirteen (13), is initialed with letters “alef”, “laam”, “meem”, “raa”. Four (4) initials; “alef”, “laam”, “meem”, “raa”. When you count these letters, “alef” plus “laam” plus “meem” plus “raa”, in this sura, you find that the total is one thousand four hundred and eighty-two (1482), nineteen times seventy-eight (19 x 78).

Five Chapters Are Initialed with HAA, Adding up All Their Occurrences Totals 1767; 19×93

  • There are five suras (19, 20, 26, 27, 28) in the Quran initialed with the letters “haa”, as we see in sura nineteen (19) here. There is the letter “haa”, one of the five (5) initials of sura nineteen (19).
  • And then in sura “TAA”, “HAA” (20), there it is. “taa”, “haa.
  • And the initials “taa”, “seen”, “meem” in sura number twenty-six (26), right here, “taa”, “seen”, “meem.
  • And in sura twenty-seven (27), it is the initial “taa”, “seen”, right here.
  • And “taa”, “seen”, “meem” in sura number twenty-eight (28), “taa”, “seen”, “meem”.
  • You count these letters, in the five suras (1920262728), and you find that the total is one thousand seven hundred and sixty-seven (1767), or nineteen times ninety-three (19 x 93).

List of All the Initials

Quran Has Hinted at This Mathematical Miracle for ~1400 Years, but Nobody Figured It out Until Modern Times Through the Messenger Rashad Khalifa

Why 19?

  • People keep asking: “Why nineteen?”
  • Why did God choose the number nineteen (19) as the common denominator throughout the Quran, to prove every element of the Quran; the number of verses, the number of suras, the number of words from a certain root, the number of letters, the initials; as you have seen.

19 Is Mentioned by Name

  • And we find the number nineteen (19) in the Quran in sura seventy-four verse number thirty (74:30), we find the number nineteen (19). And we find it connected with the proof that the Quran is not human made.

GOD Gives Us an Exact Answer in Chapter 74:31

  • Some people say the Quran is human made, “in haazaaa illaa qawlul bashar”, as it says in sura number seventy-four verse twenty-five (74:25). And God says the answer to these people is the number nineteen (19), as we see in verse thirty of sura seventy four (74:30).

19 Is GOD’s Signature, for Example the Human Body Has 209 Bones, This Is 19×11

  • Now, why nineteen? It turns out that nineteen (19) is God’s signature on everything He created. As to the answer to the question: “Why nineteen?”, we discover that nineteen (19) is the basic message of the Quran.

The Word ONE Has the Numerical Value of 19

  • Because nineteen is the numerical value of the Arabic word one (1). So the whole message of the Quran is: God alone; God is one; worship God alone. And nineteen (19) is the numerical value of the word; “wahed”, in Arabic (wahed means one).
  • When the Quran was revealed there were no numbers. The alphabet letters were used as numbers. And the letter “waw” also served as the numeral six, the letter “alef” was one, the letter “haa” was eight, and the letter “daal” was four.
  • wahed; six plus one plus eight plus four, the total is nineteen (6 + 1 + 8 + 4 = 19). And this is why nineteen is the common denominator throughout the Quran, proving every aspect, every element of the Quran.

Summary & Conclusions by Rashad Khalifa

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Free Quran Chapter 2: The Heifer (Al-Baqarah)

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Quran Chapter 2: The Heifer (Al-Baqarah)

[2:0] In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

[2:1] A.L.M.*

*2:1 These initials remained a divinely guarded secret for 1400 years. Now we recognize them as a major component of the Quran’s mathematical miracle (see Appendices 1, 2, 24, and 26). The meaning of A.L.M. is pointed out in Verse 2: “This scripture is infallible.” This is incontrovertibly proven by the fact that the frequencies of occurrence of these three initials in this sura are 4502, 3202, and 2195, respectively. The sum of these numbers is 9899, or 19×521. Thus, these most frequent letters of the Arabic language are mathematically placed according to a super-human pattern. These same initials also prefix Suras 3, 29, 30, 31, and 32, and their frequencies of occurrence add up to multiples of 19 in each one of these suras.

[2:2] This scripture is infallible; a beacon for the righteous;

Three Categories of People (1) The Righteous

[2:3] who believe in the unseen, observe the Contact Prayers (Salat)*, and from our provisions to them, they give to charity.

*2:3 Since the Contact Prayers are decreed five times a day, they constitute the prime source of nourishment for our souls. Along with all other practices in Submission, the Contact Prayers were originally revealed through Abraham (21:73, 22:78). Although these five daily prayers were practiced before the revelation of the Quran, each Contact Prayer is specifically mentioned in the Quran (24:58, 11:114, 17:78, & 2:238). Appendices 1 & 15 provide physical evidence supporting ALL the details of the Contact Prayers, including the number of units (Rak’aas) and the numbers of bowings, prostrations, and Tashahhuds in each prayer.

**2:3 When God uses the plural tense, this indicates that other entities, usually the angels, are involved. When God spoke to Moses, the singular form was used (20:12-14). See Appendix 10.

[2:4] And they believe in what was revealed to you, and in what was revealed before you, and with regard to the Hereafter, they are absolutely certain.*

*2:4 Despite severe distortions that afflicted the previous scriptures, God’s truth can still be found in them. Both the Old Testament and the New Testatment still advocate absolute devotion to God ALONE (Deuteronomy 6:4-5, Mark 12:29-30). All distortions are easily detectable.

[2:5] These are guided by their Lord; these are the winners.

(2) The Disbelievers

[2:6] As for those who disbelieve, it is the same for them; whether you warn them, or not warn them, they cannot believe.*

*2:6-7 Those who make a decision to reject God are helped in that direction; they are prevented by God from seeing any proof or guidance for as long as they maintain such a decision. The consequences of such a disastrous decision are spelled out in Verse 7.

[2:7] God seals their minds and their hearing, and their eyes are veiled. They have incurred severe retribution.

(3) The Hypocrites

[2:8] Then there are those who say, “We believe in God and the Last Day,” while they are not believers.

[2:9] In trying to deceive God and those who believe, they only deceive themselves without perceiving.

[2:10] In their minds there is a disease. Consequently, God augments their disease. They have incurred a painful retribution for their lying.

[2:11] When they are told, “Do not commit evil,” they say, “But we are righteous!”

[2:12] In fact, they are evildoers, but they do not perceive.

[2:13] When they are told, “Believe like the people who believed,” they say, “Shall we believe like the fools who believed?” In fact, it is they who are fools, but they do not know.

[2:14] When they meet the believers, they say, “We believe,” but when alone with their devils, they say, “We are with you; we were only mocking.”

[2:15] God mocks them, and leads them on in their transgressions, blundering.

[2:16] It is they who bought the straying, at the expense of guidance. Such trade never prospers, nor do they receive any guidance.

[2:17] Their example is like those who start a fire, then, as it begins to shed light around them, God takes away their light, leaving them in darkness, unable to see.

[2:18] Deaf, dumb, and blind; they fail to return.

[2:19] Another example: a rainstorm from the sky in which there is darkness, thunder, and lightning. They put their fingers in their ears, to evade death. God is fully aware of the disbelievers.

The Light of Faith

[2:20] The lightning almost snatches away their eyesight. When it lights for them, they move forward, and when it turns dark, they stand still. If God wills, He* can take away their hearing and their eyesight. God is Omnipotent.

*2:20 “He” and “she” do not necessarily imply natural gender in Arabic (Appendix 4).

[2:21] O people, worship only your Lord – the One who created you and those before you – that you may be saved.

[2:22] The One who made the earth habitable for you, and the sky a structure. He sends down from the sky water, to produce all kinds of fruits for your sustenance. You shall not set up idols to rival God, now that you know.

Mathematical Challenge

[2:23] If you have any doubt regarding what we revealed to our servant*, then produce one sura like these, and call upon your own witnesses against God, if you are truthful.

*2:23-24 The Quran’s miraculous mathematical code provides numerous proofs as it spells out the name “Rashad Khalifa” as God’s servant mentioned here. Some literary giants, including Al-Mutanabby and Taha Hussein, have answered the literary challenge, but they had no awareness of the Quran’s mathematical composition. It is the Quran’s mathematical code, revealed through God’s Messenger of the Covenant, Rashad Khalifa, that is the real challenge – for it can never be imitated. See Appendices 1, 2, 24, & 26 for the detailed proofs.

Allegorical Description of Hell

[2:24] If you cannot do this – and you can never do this – then beware of the Hellfire, whose fuel is people and rocks; it awaits the disbelievers.

Allegorical Description of Paradise

[2:25] Give good news to those who believe and lead a righteous life that they will have gardens with flowing streams. When provided with a provision of fruits therein, they will say, “This is what was provided for us previously.” Thus, they are given allegorical descriptions. They will have pure spouses therein, and they abide therein forever.

[2:26] God does not shy away from citing any kind of allegory*, from the tiny mosquito and greater. As for those who believe, they know that it is the truth from their Lord. As for those who disbelieve, they say, “What did God mean by such an allegory?” He misleads many thereby, and guides many thereby. But He never misleads thereby except the wicked,

*2:26 See Appendix 5 for further discussion of Heaven and Hell.

[2:27] who violate God’s covenant after pledging to uphold it, sever what God has commanded to be joined, and commit evil. These are the losers.

Two Deaths and Two Lives for the Disbelievers*

[2:28] How can you disbelieve in God when you were dead and He gave you life, then He puts you to death, then He brings you back to life, then to Him you ultimately return?

*2:28 The righteous do not really die; they go straight to Heaven. When their interim on this earth comes to an end, the angels of death simply invite them to go to the same Paradise where Adam and Eve once lived (2:154, 3:169, 8:24, 22:58, 16:32, 36:20-27, 44:56, 89:27-30). Thus, while the righteous experience only the first death following our original sin, the unrighteous go through two deaths (40:11). At the time of death, the disbelievers know their miserable fate (8:50, 47:27), then they suffer a continuous nightmare that lasts until Hell is created (40:46, 89:23, Appendix 17).

[2:29] He is the One who created for you everything on earth, then turned to the sky and perfected seven universes therein*, and He is fully aware of all things.

*2:29 Our universe with its billion galaxies, spanning distances of billions of light years, is the smallest and innermost of seven universes (Appendix 6). Please look up 41:10-11.

Satan: A Temporary “god”*

[2:30] Recall that your Lord said to the angels, “I am placing a representative (a temporary god) on Earth.” They said, “Will You place therein one who will spread evil therein and shed blood, while we sing Your praises, glorify You, and uphold Your absolute authority?” He said, “I know what you do not know.”

*2:30-37 These verses answer such crucial questions as: “Why are we here?” (See Appendix 7).

The Test Begins

[2:31] He taught Adam all the names* then presented them to the angels, saying, “Give me the names of these, if you are right.”

*2:31 These are the names of the animals, the automobile, the submarine, the space satellite, the VCR, and all other objects to be encountered by the human beings on Earth.

[2:32] They said, “Be You glorified, we have no knowledge, except that which You have taught us. You are the Omniscient, Most Wise.”

[2:33] He said, “O Adam, tell them their names.” When he told them their names, He said, “Did I not tell you that I know the secrets of the heavens and the earth? I know what you declare, and what you conceal.”

[2:34] When we said to the angels, “Fall prostrate before Adam,” they fell prostrate, except Satan; he refused, was too arrogant, and a disbeliever.

[2:35] We said, “O Adam, live with your wife in Paradise, and eat therefrom generously, as you please, but do not approach this tree, lest you sin.”

[2:36] But the devil duped them, and caused their eviction therefrom. We said, “Go down as enemies of one another. On Earth shall be your habitation and provision for awhile.”

Specific Words*

[2:37] Then, Adam received from his Lord words, whereby He redeemed him. He is the Redeemer, Most Merciful.

*2:37 Similarly, God has given us specific, mathematically coded words, the words of Sura 1, to establish contact with Him (see Footnote 1:1 and Appendix 15).

[2:38] We said, “Go down therefrom, all of you. When guidance comes to you from Me, those who follow My guidance will have no fear, nor will they grieve.

[2:39] “As for those who disbelieve and reject our revelations, they will be dwellers of Hell, wherein they abide forever.”

Divine Commandments to All Jews: “You Shall Believe in This Quran.”

[2:40] O Children of Israel, remember My favor, which I bestowed upon you, and fulfill your part of the covenant, that I fulfill My part of the covenant, and reverence Me.

[2:41] You shall believe in what I have revealed herein, confirming what you have; do not be the first to reject it. Do not trade away My revelations for a cheap price, and observe Me.

[2:42] Do not confound the truth with falsehood, nor shall you conceal the truth, knowingly.

[2:43] You shall observe the Contact Prayers (Salat) and give the obligatory charity (Zakat), and bow down with those who bow down.

[2:44] Do you exhort the people to be righteous, while forgetting yourselves, though you read the scripture? Do you not understand?

[2:45] You shall seek help through steadfastness and the Contact Prayers (Salat). This is difficult indeed, but not so for the reverent,

[2:46] who believe that they will meet their Lord; that to Him they ultimately return.

[2:47] O Children of Israel, remember My favor which I bestowed upon you, and that I blessed you more than any other people.

[2:48] Beware of the day when no soul can avail another soul, no intercession will be accepted, no ransom can be paid, nor can anyone be helped.

[2:49] Recall that we saved you from Pharaoh’s people who inflicted upon you the worst persecution, slaying your sons and sparing your daughters. That was an exacting test from your Lord.

[2:50] Recall that we parted the sea for you; we saved you and drowned Pharaoh’s people before your eyes.

[2:51] Yet, when we summoned Moses for forty nights, you worshiped the calf in his absence, and turned wicked.*

*2:51 This incident reflects the humans’ idolatrous tendency. Despite the profound miracles, Moses’ followers worshiped the calf in his absence, and Moses ended up with only two believers (5:23). As pointed out in the Introduction, the humans are rebels whose egos are their gods.

[2:52] Still, we pardoned you thereafter that you may be appreciative.

[2:53] Recall that we gave Moses scripture and the statute book, that you may be guided.

Kill Your Ego*

[2:54] Recall that Moses said to his people, “O my people, you have wronged your souls by worshiping the calf. You must repent to your Creator. You shall kill your egos. This is better for you in the sight of your Creator.” He did redeem you. He is the Redeemer, Most Merciful.

*2:54 It is the ego that led to Satan’s fall. It is the ego that caused our exile to this world, and it is the ego that is keeping most of us from redemption to God’s Kingdom.

Physical Evidence*

[2:55] Recall that you said, “O Moses, we will not believe unless we see God, physically.” Consequently, the lightning struck you, as you looked.

*2:55 It is noteworthy that the word “GOD” in this verse is the 19th occurrence, and this is the verse where the people demanded “physical evidence.” The Quran’s mathematical code, based on the number 19, provides such physical evidence. Note also that 2+55=57=19×3.

[2:56] We then revived you, after you had died, that you may be appreciative.

In Sinai

[2:57] We shaded you with clouds (in Sinai), and sent down to you manna and quails: “Eat from the good things we provided for you.” They did not hurt us (by rebelling); they only hurt their own souls.

Lack of Confidence in God: They Refuse to Enter Jerusalem

[2:58] Recall that we said, “Enter this town, where you will find as many provisions as you like. Just enter the gate humbly, and treat the people nicely. We will then forgive your sins, and increase the reward for the pious.”

[2:59] But the wicked among them carried out commands other than the commands given to them. Consequently, we sent down upon the transgressors condemnation from the sky, due to their wickedness.

More Miracles

[2:60] Recall that Moses sought water for his people. We said, “Strike the rock with your staff.” Whereupon, twelve springs gushed out therefrom. The members of each tribe knew their own water. Eat and drink from God’s provisions, and do not roam the earth corruptingly.

Israel Rebels

[2:61] Recall that you said, “O Moses, we can no longer tolerate one kind of food. Call upon your Lord to produce for us such earthly crops as beans, cucumbers, garlic, lentils, and onions.” He said, “Do you wish to substitute that which is inferior for that which is good? Go down to Egypt, where you can find what you asked for.” They have incurred condemnation, humiliation, and disgrace, and brought upon themselves wrath from God. This is because they rejected God’s revelations, and killed the prophets unjustly. This is because they disobeyed and transgressed.

Unity of All Submitters

[2:62] Surely, those who believe, those who are Jewish, the Christians, and the converts; anyone who (1) believes in God, and (2) believes in the Last Day, and (3) leads a righteous life, will receive their recompense from their Lord. They have nothing to fear, nor will they grieve.

Covenant with Israel

[2:63] We made a covenant with you, as we raised Mount Sinai above you: “You shall uphold what we have given you strongly, and remember its contents, that you may be saved.”

[2:64] But you turned away thereafter, and if it were not for God’s grace towards you and His mercy, you would have been doomed.

[2:65] You have known about those among you who desecrated the Sabbath. We said to them, “Be you as despicable as apes.”

[2:66] We set them up as an example for their generation, as well as subsequent generations, and an enlightenment for the righteous.

The Heifer*

[2:67] Moses said to his people, “God commands you to sacrifice a heifer.” They said, “Are you mocking us?” He said, “God forbid, that I should behave like the ignorant ones.”

*2:67 Although this sura contains important laws and commandments, including the contact prayers, fasting, Hajj pilgrimage, and the laws of marriage, divorce, etc., the name given to the sura is “The Heifer.” This reflects the crucial importance of submission to God and immediate, unwavering obedience to our Creator. Such submission proves our belief in God’s omnipotence and absolute authority. See also the Bible’s Book of Numbers, Chapter 19.

[2:68] They said, “Call upon your Lord to show us which one.” He said, “He says that she is a heifer that is neither too old, nor too young; of an intermediate age. Now, carry out what you are commanded to do.”

[2:69] They said, “Call upon your Lord to show us her color.” He said, “He says that she is a yellow heifer, bright colored, pleases the beholders.”

[2:70] They said, “Call upon your Lord to show us which one. The heifers look alike to us and, God willing, we will be guided.”

[2:71] He said, “He says that she is a heifer that was never humiliated in plowing the land or watering the crops; free from any blemish.” They said, “Now you have brought the truth.” They finally sacrificed her, after this lengthy reluctance.

Purpose of the Heifer

[2:72] You had killed a person, then disputed among yourselves. God was to expose what you tried to conceal.

[2:73] We said, “Strike (the victim) with part (of the heifer).” That is when God brought the victim back to life, and showed you His signs, that you may understand.

[2:74] Despite this, your hearts hardened like rocks, or even harder. For there are rocks from which rivers gush out. Others crack and release gentle streams, and other rocks cringe out of reverence for God. God is never unaware of anything you do.

Distorting the Word of God

[2:75] Do you expect them to believe as you do, when some of them used to hear the word of God, then distort it, with full understanding thereof, and deliberately?

Concealing the Word of God

[2:76] And when they meet the believers, they say, “We believe,” but when they get together with each other, they say, “Do not inform (the believers) of the information given to you by God, lest you provide them with support for their argument concerning your Lord. Do you not understand?”

[2:77] Do they not know that God knows everything they conceal, and everything they declare?

[2:78] Among them are gentiles who do not know the scripture, except through hearsay, then assume that they know it.

[2:79] Therefore, woe to those who distort the scripture with their own hands, then say, “This is what God has revealed,” seeking a cheap material gain. Woe to them for such distortion, and woe to them for their illicit gains.

Eternity of Heaven and Hell*

[2:80] Some have said, “Hell will not touch us, except for a limited number of days.” Say, “Have you taken such a pledge from God – God never breaks His pledge – or, are you saying about God what you do not know?”

*2:80-82 It is an established belief among corrupted Muslims that they will suffer in Hell only in proportion to the number of sins they had committed, then they will get out of Hell and go to Heaven. They also believe that Muhammad will intercede on their behalf, and will take them out of Hell. Such beliefs are contrary to the Quran (Appendix 8).

[2:81] Indeed, those who earn sins and become surrounded by their evil work will be the dwellers of Hell; they abide in it forever.

[2:82] As for those who believe, and lead a righteous life, they will be the dwellers of Paradise; they abide in it forever.

The Commandments

[2:83] We made a covenant with the Children of Israel: “You shall not worship except God. You shall honor your parents and regard the relatives, the orphans, and the poor. You shall treat the people amicably. You shall observe the Contact Prayers (Salat) and give the obligatory charity (Zakat).” But you turned away, except a few of you, and you became averse.

[2:84] We made a covenant with you, that you shall not shed your blood, nor shall you evict each other from your homes. You agreed and bore witness.

[2:85] Yet, here you are killing each other, and evicting some of you from their homes, banding against them sinfully and maliciously. Even when they surrendered, you demanded ransom from them. Evicting them was prohibited for you in the first place. Do you believe in part of the scripture and disbelieve in part? What should be the retribution for those among you who do this, except humiliation in this life, and a far worse retribution on the Day of Resurrection? God is never unaware of anything you do.

[2:86] It is they who bought this lowly life at the expense of the Hereafter. Consequently, the retribution is never commuted for them, nor can they be helped.

The Prophets of Israel

[2:87] We gave Moses the scripture, and subsequent to him we sent other messengers, and we gave Jesus, son of Mary, profound miracles and supported him with the Holy Spirit. Is it not a fact that every time a messenger went to you with anything you disliked, your ego caused you to be arrogant? Some of them you rejected, and some of them you killed.

Tragic Statement: “My mind is made up!”

[2:88] Some would say, “Our minds are made up!” Instead, it is a curse from God, as a consequence of their disbelief, that keeps them from believing, except for a few of them.

The Quran Consummates All Scriptures

[2:89] When this scripture came to them from God, and even though it agrees with, and confirms what they have, and even though they used to prophesy its advent when they talked with the disbelievers, when their own prophecy came to pass, they disbelieved therein. God’s condemnation thus afflicts the disbelievers.

[2:90] Miserable indeed is what they sold their souls for – rejecting these revelations of God out of sheer resentment that God should bestow His grace upon whomever He chooses from among His servants. Consequently, they incurred wrath upon wrath. The disbelievers have incurred a humiliating retribution.

[2:91] When they are told, “You shall believe in these revelations of God,” they say, “We believe only in what was sent down to us.” Thus, they disbelieve in subsequent revelations, even if it is the truth from their Lord, and even though it confirms what they have! Say, “Why then did you kill God’s prophets, if you were believers?”

Learning From Israel’s History

[2:92] Moses went to you with profound miracles, yet you worshiped the calf in his absence, and you turned wicked.

[2:93] We made a covenant with you, as we raised Mount Sinai above you, saying, “You shall uphold the commandments we have given you, strongly, and listen.” They said, “We hear, but we disobey.” Their hearts became filled with adoration for the calf, due to their disbelief. Say, “Miserable indeed is what your faith dictates upon you, if you do have any faith.”

[2:94] Say, “If the abode of the Hereafter is reserved for you at God, to the exclusion of all other people, then you should long for death, if you are truthful.”

[2:95] They never long for it, because of what their hands have sent forth. God is fully aware of the wicked.

[2:96] In fact, you will find them the most covetous of life; even more so than the idol worshipers. The one of them wishes to live a thousand years. But this will not spare him any retribution, no matter how long he lives. God is seer of everything they do.

Gabriel Mediates the Revelation

[2:97] Say, “Anyone who opposes Gabriel should know that he has brought down this (Quran) into your heart, in accordance with God’s will, confirming previous scriptures, and providing guidance and good news for the believers.”

[2:98] Anyone who opposes God, and His angels, and His messengers, and Gabriel and Michael, should know that God opposes the disbelievers.

[2:99] We have sent down to you such clear revelations, and only the wicked will reject them.

[2:100] Is it not a fact that when they make a covenant and pledge to keep it, some of them always disregard it? In fact, most of them do not believe.

Disregarding God’s Scripture

[2:101] Now that a messenger from God has come to them, and even though he proves and confirms their own scripture, some followers of the scripture (Jews, Christians, and Muslims) disregard God’s scripture behind their backs, as if they never had any scripture.

*2:101 God’s Messenger of the Covenant is prophesied in the Old Testament (Malachi 3:1-3), the New Testament (Luke 17:22-37), and this Final Testament (3:81).

Witchcraft Condemned

[2:102] They pursued what the devils taught concerning Solomon’s kingdom. Solomon, however, was not a disbeliever, but the devils were disbelievers. They taught the people sorcery, and that which was sent down through the two angels of Babel, Haroot and Maroot. These two did not divulge such knowledge without pointing out: “This is a test. You shall not abuse such knowledge.” But the people used it in such evil schemes as the breaking up of marriages. They can never harm anyone against the will of God. They thus learn what hurts them, not what benefits them, and they know full well that whoever practices witchcraft will have no share in the Hereafter. Miserable indeed is what they sell their souls for, if they only knew.

[2:103] If they believe and lead a righteous life, the reward from God is far better, if they only knew.

Twisting the Words of Supplication

[2:104] O you who believe, do not say, “Raa`ena”* (be our shepherd). Instead, you should say, “Unzurna” (watch over us), and listen. The disbelievers have incurred a painful retribution.

*2:104 The word “Raa`ena” was abused by some Hebrew-speaking people, and twisted to sound like a dirty word (see also 4:46).

Jealousy Condemned

[2:105] Neither the disbelievers among the followers of the scripture, nor the idol worshipers, wish to see any blessings come down to you from your Lord. However, God showers His blessings upon whomever He chooses. God possesses infinite grace.

The Ultimate Miracle: The Quran’s Mathematical Code*

[2:106] When we abrogate any miracle, or cause it to be forgotten, we produce a better miracle, or at least an equal one. Do you not recognize the fact that God is Omnipotent?

*2:106 The Quran’s mathematical miracle is perpetual & greater than previous miracles (34:45, 74:35). Like the Quran itself, it confirms, consummates, and supersedes all previous miracles.

[2:107] Do you not recognize the fact that God possesses the kingship of the heavens and the earth; that you have none besides God as your Lord and Master?

[2:108] Do you wish to demand of your messenger what was demanded of Moses in the past? Anyone who chooses disbelief, instead of belief, has truly strayed off the right path.

[2:109] Many followers of the scripture would rather see you revert to disbelief, now that you have believed. This is due to jealousy on their part, after the truth has become evident to them. You shall pardon them, and leave them alone, until God issues His judgment. God is Omnipotent.

[2:110] You shall observe the Contact Prayers (Salat) and give the obligatory charity (Zakat). Any good you send forth on behalf of your souls, you will find it at God. God is seer of everything you do.

All Believers Are Redeemed, Regardless of the Name of Their Religion

[2:111] Some have said, “No one will enter Paradise except Jews or Christians!” Such is their wishful thinking. Say, “Show us your proof, if you are right.”

*2:111-112 See 2:62 and 5:69.

Submission: The Only Religion

[2:112] Indeed, those who submit themselves absolutely to God alone, while leading a righteous life, will receive their recompense from their Lord; they have nothing to fear, nor will they grieve.*

*2:111-112 See 2:62 and 5:69.

[2:113] The Jews said, “The Christians have no basis,” while the Christians said, “The Jews have no basis.” Yet, both of them read the scripture. Such are the utterances of those who possess no knowledge. God will judge them on the Day of Resurrection, regarding their disputes.

You Shall Frequent the Masjid

[2:114] Who are more evil than those who boycott God’s masjids, where His name is commemorated, and contribute to their desertion? These ought not to enter therein except fearfully. They will suffer in this life humiliation, and will suffer in the Hereafter a terrible retribution.

[2:115] To God belongs the east and the west; wherever you go there will be the presence of God. God is Omnipresent, Omniscient.

Gross Blasphemy

[2:116] They said, “God has begotten a son!” Be He glorified; never! To Him belongs everything in the heavens and the earth; all are subservient to Him.

[2:117] The Initiator of the heavens and the earth: to have anything done, He simply says to it, “Be,” and it is.

[2:118] Those who possess no knowledge say, “If only God could speak to us, or some miracle could come to us!” Others before them have uttered similar utterances; their minds are similar. We do manifest the miracles for those who have attained certainty.

[2:119] We have sent you with the truth as a bearer of good news, as well as a warner. You are not answerable for those who incur Hell.

*2:119 It is my obligation to point out that the identity of this messenger is confirmed to be “Rashad Khalifa,” God’s Messenger of the Covenant. By adding the gematrical value of “Rashad” (505), plus the gematrical value of “Khalifa” (725), plus the verse number (119), we get 1349, a multiple of 19. See 3:81 and Appendix Two.

[2:120] Neither the Jews, nor the Christians, will accept you, unless you follow their religion. Say, “God’s guidance is the true guidance.” If you acquiesce to their wishes, despite the knowledge you have received, you will find no ally or supporter to help you against God.

[2:121] Those who received the scripture, and know it as it should be known, will believe in this. As for those who disbelieve, they are the losers.

[2:122] O Children of Israel, remember My favor which I bestowed upon you, and that I blessed you more than any other people.

[2:123] Beware of the day when no soul will help another soul, no ransom will be accepted, no intercession will be useful, and no one will be helped.

Abraham

[2:124] Recall that Abraham was put to the test by his Lord, through certain commands, and he fulfilled them. (God) said, “I am appointing you an imam for the people.” He said, “And also my descendants?” He said, “My covenant does not include the transgressors.”

[2:125] We have rendered the shrine (the Ka`aba) a focal point for the people, and a safe sanctuary. You may use Abraham’s shrine as a prayer house. We commissioned Abraham and Ismail: “You shall purify My house for those who visit, those who live there, and those who bow and prostrate.”

[2:126] Abraham prayed: “My Lord, make this a peaceful land, and provide its people with fruits. Provide for those who believe in God and the Last Day.” (God) said, “I will also provide for those who disbelieve. I will let them enjoy, temporarily, then commit them to the retribution of Hell, and a miserable destiny.”

Abraham Delivered All the Practices of Submission (Islam)

[2:127] As Abraham raised the foundations of the shrine, together with Ismail (they prayed): “Our Lord, accept this from us. You are the Hearer, the Omniscient.

[2:128] “Our Lord, make us submitters to You, and from our descendants let there be a community of submitters to You. Teach us the rites of our religion, and redeem us. You are the Redeemer, Most Merciful.

[2:129] “Our Lord, and raise among them a messenger to recite to them Your revelations, teach them the scripture and wisdom, and purify them. You are the Almighty, Most Wise.”

[2:130] Who would forsake the religion of Abraham, except one who fools his own soul? We have chosen him in this world, and in the Hereafter he will be with the righteous.

[2:131] When his Lord said to him, “Submit,” he said, “I submit to the Lord of the universe.”

[2:132] Moreover, Abraham exhorted his children to do the same, and so did Jacob: “O my children, God has pointed out the religion for you; do not die except as submitters.”

[2:133] Had you witnessed Jacob on his death bed; he said to his children, “What will you worship after I die?” They said, “We will worship your god; the god of your fathers Abraham, Ismail, and Isaac; the one god. To Him we are submitters.”

[2:134] Such is a community from the past. They are responsible for what they earned, and you are responsible for what you earned. You are not answerable for anything they have done.

Submission (Islam): Abraham’s Religion*

[2:135] They said, “You have to be Jewish or Christian, to be guided.” Say, “We follow the religion of Abraham – monotheism – he never was an idol worshiper.”

*2:135 The Quran repeatedly informs us that Submission is the religion of Abraham (3:95, 4:125, 6:161, 22:78). Abraham received a practical “scripture,” namely, all the duties and practices of Submission [the Contact Prayers (Salat), the obligatory charity (Zakat), the fasting of Ramadan, and the Hajj pilgrimage]. Muhammad was a follower of Abraham’s religion, as we see in 16:123; he delivered this Final Testament, the Quran. The third messenger of Submission delivered the religion’s proof of authenticity (see 3:81 and Appendices 1, 2, 24, & 26).

No Distinction Among God’s Messengers

[2:136] Say, “We believe in God, and in what was sent down to us, and in what was sent down to Abraham, Ismail, Isaac, Jacob, and the Patriarchs; and in what was given to Moses and Jesus, and all the prophets from their Lord. We make no distinction among any of them. To Him alone we are submitters.”

[2:137] If they believe as you do, then they are guided. But if they turn away, then they are in opposition. God will spare you their opposition; He is the Hearer, the Omniscient.

[2:138] Such is God’s system, and whose system is better than God’s? “Him alone we worship.”

[2:139] Say, “Do you argue with us about God, when He is our Lord and your Lord? We are responsible for our deeds, and you are responsible for your deeds. To Him alone we are devoted.”

[2:140] Do you say that Abraham, Ismail, Isaac, Jacob, and the Patriarchs were Jewish or Christian? Say, “Do you know better than God? Who is more evil than one who conceals a testimony he has learned from God? God is never unaware of anything you do.”

[2:141] That was a community from the past. They are responsible for what they earned, and you are responsible for what you earned. You are not answerable for anything they did.

Abolition of Bigotry and Prejudice*

[2:142] The fools among the people would say, “Why did they change the direction of their Qiblah?” Say, “To God belongs the east and the west; He guides whoever wills in a straight path.”

*2:142-145 “Qiblah” is the direction one faces during the Contact Prayers (Salat). When Gabriel conveyed to Muhammad the command to face Jerusalem instead of Mecca, the hypocrites were exposed. The Arabs were strongly prejudiced in favor of the Ka`aba as their “Qiblah.” Only the true believers were able to overcome their prejudices; they readily obeyed the messenger.

[2:143] We thus made you an impartial community, that you may serve as witnesses among the people, and the messenger serves as a witness among you. We changed the direction of your original Qiblah only to distinguish those among you who readily follow the messenger from those who would turn back on their heels. It was a difficult test, but not for those who are guided by God. God never puts your worship to waste. God is Compassionate towards the people, Most Merciful.

Qiblah Restored to Mecca

[2:144] We have seen you turning your face about the sky (searching for the right direction). We now assign a Qiblah that is pleasing to you. Henceforth, you shall turn your face towards the Sacred Masjid. Wherever you may be, all of you shall turn your faces towards it. Those who received the previous scripture know that this is the truth from their Lord. God is never unaware of anything they do.

[2:145] Even if you show the followers of the scripture every kind of miracle, they will not follow your Qiblah. Nor shall you follow their Qiblah. They do not even follow each others’ Qiblah. If you acquiesce to their wishes, after the knowledge that has come to you, you will belong with the transgressors.

Abuse of the Scripture: Selective Emphasis and Concealment

[2:146] Those who received the scripture recognize the truth herein, as they recognize their own children. Yet, some of them conceal the truth, knowingly.

[2:147] This is the truth from your Lord; do not harbor any doubt.

[2:148] Each of you chooses the direction to follow; you shall race towards righteousness. Wherever you may be, God will summon you all. God is Omnipotent.

Qiblah Restored to Mecca

[2:149] Wherever you go, you shall turn your face (during Salat) towards the Sacred Masjid. This is the truth from your Lord. God is never unaware of anything you all do.

*2:149 A glaring proof of the idolatry committed by today’s “Muslims” is the designation of Muhammad’s tomb as a “Sacred Masjid.” The Quran mentions only one “Sacred Masjid.”

[2:150] Wherever you go, you shall turn your face (during Salat) towards the Sacred Masjid; wherever you might be, you shall turn your faces (during Salat) towards it. Thus, the people will have no argument against you, except the transgressors among them. Do not fear them, and fear Me instead. I will then perfect My blessings upon you, that you may be guided.

[2:151] (Blessings) such as the sending of a messenger from among you to recite our revelations to you, purify you, teach you the scripture and wisdom, and to teach you what you never knew.

[2:152] You shall remember Me, that I may remember you, and be thankful to Me; do not be unappreciative.

[2:153] O you who believe, seek help through steadfastness and the Contact Prayers (Salat). God is with those who steadfastly persevere.

Where Do We Go From Here?

[2:154] Do not say of those who are killed in the cause of God, “They are dead.” They are alive at their Lord, but you do not perceive.

*2:154 The righteous do not really die; they simply leave their bodies here and go to the same Paradise where Adam and Eve once lived. See Appendix 17 for the proof and the details.

[2:155] We will surely test you through some fear, hunger, and loss of money, lives, and crops. Give good news to the steadfast.

*2:155 The test is designed to prove that we worship God alone under all circumstances (29:2).

[2:156] When an affliction befalls them, they say, “We belong to God, and to Him we are returning.”

[2:157] These have deserved blessings from their Lord and mercy. These are the guided ones.

Hajj Pilgrimage

[2:158] The knolls of Safa and Marwah are among the rites decreed by God. Anyone who observes Hajj or `Umrah commits no error by traversing the distance between them. If one volunteers more righteous works, then God is Appreciative, Omniscient.

Gross Offense

[2:159] Those who conceal our revelations and guidance, after proclaiming them for the people in the scripture, are condemned by God; they are condemned by all the condemners.

[2:160] As for those who repent, reform, and proclaim, I redeem them. I am the Redeemer, Most Merciful.

[2:161] Those who disbelieve and die as disbelievers, have incurred the condemnation of God, the angels, and all the people (on the Day of Judgment).

[2:162] Eternally they abide therein. The retribution is never commuted for them, nor are they reprieved.

[2:163] Your god is one god; there is no god but He, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

Overwhelming Signs of God

[2:164] In the creation of the heavens and the earth, the alternation of night and day, the ships that roam the ocean for the benefit of the people, the water that God sends down from the sky to revive dead land and to spread in it all kinds of creatures, the manipulation of the winds, and the clouds that are placed between the sky and the earth, there are sufficient proofs for people who understand.

The Idols Disown Their Idolizers*

[2:165] Yet, some people set up idols to rival God, and love them as if they are God. Those who believe love God the most. If only the transgressors could see themselves when they see the retribution! They will realize then that all power belongs to God alone, and that God’s retribution is awesome.

[2:166] Those who were followed will disown those who followed them. They will see the retribution, and all ties among them will be severed.

*2:165-166 Jesus, Mary, Muhammad, Ali, and the saints will disown their idolizers on the Day of Resurrection. See also 16:86, 35:14, 46:6, and the Gospel of Matthew 7:21-23.

[2:167] Those who followed will say, “If we can get another chance, we will disown them, as they have disowned us now.” God thus shows them the consequences of their works as nothing but remorse; they will never exit Hell.

Satan Prohibits Lawful Things

[2:168] O people, eat from the earth’s products all that is lawful and good, and do not follow the steps of Satan; he is your most ardent enemy.

[2:169] He only commands you to commit evil and vice, and to say about God what you do not know.

Maintaining the Status Quo: A Human Tragedy

[2:170] When they are told, “Follow what God has revealed herein,” they say, “We follow only what we found our parents doing.” What if their parents did not understand, and were not guided?

[2:171] The example of such disbelievers is that of parrots who repeat what they hear of sounds and calls, without understanding. Deaf, dumb, and blind; they cannot understand.

Only Four Meats Prohibited*

[2:172] O you who believe, eat from the good things we provided for you, and be thankful to God, if you do worship Him alone.

*2:172-173 Throughout the Quran, only four meats are prohibited (6:145, 16:115, Appendix 16). Dietary prohibitions beyond these four are tantamount to idol worship (6:121,148,150; 7:32).

[2:173] He only prohibits for you the eating of animals that die of themselves (without human interference), blood, the meat of pigs, and animals dedicated to other than God. If one is forced (to eat these), without being malicious or deliberate, he incurs no sin. God is Forgiver, Most Merciful.

Corrupted Religious Leaders Conceal the Quran’s Miracle*

[2:174] Those who conceal God’s revelations in the scripture, in exchange for a cheap material gain, eat but fire into their bellies. God will not speak to them on the Day of Resurrection, nor will He purify them. They have incurred a painful retribution.

*2:174-176 Despite their recognition of God’s mathematical miracle in the Quran, the corrupted religious leaders tried for many years to conceal this awesome miracle. Many of them admitted that they resented the fact that Rashad Khalifa, not them, was blessed with the miracle.

[2:175] It is they who chose the straying instead of guidance, and the retribution instead of forgiveness. Consequently, they will have to endure Hell.

[2:176] This is because God has revealed this scripture, bearing the truth, and those who dispute the scripture are the most ardent opponents.

Righteousness Defined

[2:177] Righteousness is not turning your faces towards the east or the west. Righteous are those who believe in God, the Last Day, the angels, the scripture, and the prophets; and they give the money, cheerfully, to the relatives, the orphans, the needy, the traveling alien, the beggars, and to free the slaves; and they observe the Contact Prayers (Salat) and give the obligatory charity (Zakat); and they keep their word whenever they make a promise; and they steadfastly persevere in the face of persecution, hardship, and war. These are the truthful; these are the righteous.

Discouraging Capital Punishment*

[2:178] O you who believe, equivalence is the law decreed for you when dealing with murder – the free for the free, the slave for the slave, the female for the female. If one is pardoned by the victim’s kin, an appreciative response is in order, and an equitable compensation shall be paid. This is an alleviation from your Lord and mercy. Anyone who transgresses beyond this incurs a painful retribution.

*2:178 The Quran clearly discourages capital punishment. Every kind of excuse is provided to spare lives, including the life of the murderer. The victim’s kin may find it better, under certain circumstances, to spare the life of the murderer in exchange for an equitable compensation. Also capital punishment is not applicable if, for example, a woman kills a man, or vice versa.

[2:179] Equivalence is a life saving law for you, O you who possess intelligence, that you may be righteous.

Write A Will

[2:180] It is decreed that when death approaches, you shall write a will for the benefit of the parents and relatives, equitably. This is a duty upon the righteous.

[2:181] If anyone alters a will he had heard, the sin of altering befalls those responsible for such altering. God is Hearer, Knower.

[2:182] If one sees gross injustice or bias on the part of a testator, and takes corrective action to restore justice to the will, he commits no sin. God is Forgiver, Most Merciful.

Fasting Emphasized and Modified*

[2:183] O you who believe, fasting is decreed for you, as it was decreed for those before you, that you may attain salvation.

*2:183-187 Like all duties in Submission, fasting was decreed through Abraham (22:78, Appendices 9 & 15). Prior to revelation of the Quran, sexual intercourse was prohibited throughout the fasting period. This rule is modified in 2:187 to allow intercourse during the nights of Ramadan.

[2:184] Specific days (are designated for fasting); if one is ill or traveling, an equal number of other days may be substituted. Those who can fast, but with great difficulty, may substitute feeding one poor person for each day of breaking the fast. If one volunteers (more righteous works), it is better. But fasting is the best for you, if you only knew.

[2:185] Ramadan is the month during which the Quran was revealed, providing guidance for the people, clear teachings, and the statute book. Those of you who witness this month shall fast therein. Those who are ill or traveling may substitute the same number of other days. God wishes for you convenience, not hardship, that you may fulfill your obligations, and to glorify God for guiding you, and to express your appreciation.

God Answers the Prayers of “His Servants”

[2:186] When My servants ask you about Me, I am always near. I answer their prayers when they pray to Me. The people shall respond to Me and believe in Me, in order to be guided.

[2:187] Permitted for you is sexual intercourse with your wives during the nights of fasting. They are the keepers of your secrets, and you are the keepers of their secrets. God knew that you used to betray your souls, and He has redeemed you, and has pardoned you. Henceforth, you may have intercourse with them, seeking what God has permitted for you. You may eat and drink until the white thread of light becomes distinguishable from the dark thread of night at dawn. Then, you shall fast until sunset. Sexual intercourse is prohibited if you decide to retreat to the masjid (during the last ten days of Ramadan). These are God’s laws; you shall not transgress them. God thus clarifies His revelations for the people, that they may attain salvation.

Bribery, Corruption Condemned

[2:188] You shall not take each others’ money illicitly, nor shall you bribe the officials to deprive others of some of their rights illicitly, while you know.

Do Not Beat Around the Bush

[2:189] They ask you about the phases of the moon! Say, “They provide a timing device for the people, and determine the time of Hajj.” It is not righteous to beat around the bush; righteousness is attained by upholding the commandments and by being straightforward. You shall observe God, that you may succeed.

*2:189 The literal Quranic idiom says: “Do not enter the homes through the back doors.” The question about the phases of the moon is an example of beating around the bush; there were bad ulterior motives behind this question.

Rules of War*

[2:190] You may fight in the cause of God against those who attack you, but do not aggress. God does not love the aggressors.

*2:190 All fighting is regulated by the basic rule in 60:8-9. Fighting is allowed strictly in self-defense, while aggression and oppression are strongly condemned throughout the Quran.

[2:191] You may kill those who wage war against you, and you may evict them whence they evicted you. Oppression is worse than murder. Do not fight them at the Sacred Masjid, unless they attack you therein. If they attack you, you may kill them. This is the just retribution for those disbelievers.

[2:192] If they refrain, then God is Forgiver, Most Merciful.

[2:193] You may also fight them to eliminate oppression, and to worship God freely. If they refrain, you shall not aggress; aggression is permitted only against the aggressors.

[2:194] During the Sacred Months, aggression may be met by an equivalent response. If they attack you, you may retaliate by inflicting an equitable retribution. You shall observe God and know that God is with the righteous.

[2:195] You shall spend in the cause of God; do not throw yourselves with your own hands into destruction. You shall be charitable; God loves the charitable.

Hajj and `Umrah Pilgrimage*

[2:196] You shall observe the complete rites of Hajj and`Umrah for God. If you are prevented, you shall send an offering, and do not resume cutting your hair until your offering has reached its destination. If you are ill, or suffering a head injury (and you must cut your hair), you shall expiate by fasting, or giving to charity, or some other form of worship. During the normal Hajj, if you break the state of Ihraam (sanctity) between `Umrah and Hajj, you shall expiate by offering an animal sacrifice. If you cannot afford it, you shall fast three days during Hajj and seven when you return home – this completes ten – provided you do not live at the Sacred Masjid. You shall observe God, and know that God is strict in enforcing retribution.

*2:196 See the details of Hajj and `Umrah in Appendix 15.

The Four Months of Hajj (Zul-Hijjah, Muharram, Safar, & Rabi I)

[2:197] Hajj shall be observed in the specified months*. Whoever sets out to observe Hajj shall refrain from sexual intercourse, misconduct, and arguments throughout Hajj. Whatever good you do, God is fully aware thereof. As you prepare your provisions for the journey, the best provision is righteousness. You shall observe Me, O you who possess intelligence.

*2:197 Hajj can be observed any time during the Sacred Months: Zul-Hijjah, Muharram, Safar, and Rabi I. Local governments restrict Hajj to a few days for their own convenience. See 9:37

[2:198] You commit no error by seeking provisions from your Lord (through commerce). When you file from `Arafaat, you shall commemorate God at the Sacred Location (of Muzdalifah). You shall commemorate Him for guiding you; before this, you had gone astray.

[2:199] You shall file together, with the rest of the people who file, and ask God for forgiveness. God is Forgiver, Most Merciful.

[2:200] Once you complete your rites, you shall continue to commemorate God as you commemorate your own parents, or even better. Some people would say, “Our Lord, give us of this world,” while having no share in the Hereafter.

[2:201] Others would say, “Our Lord, grant us righteousness in this world, and righteousness in the Hereafter, and spare us the retribution of Hell.”

[2:202] Each of these will receive the share they have earned. God is most efficient in reckoning.

Mena: Last Rites of Hajj

[2:203] You shall commemorate God for a number of days (in Mena); whoever hastens to do this in two days commits no sin, and whoever stays longer commits no sin, so long as righteousness is maintained. You shall observe God, and know that before Him you will be gathered.

Appearances May Be Deceiving

[2:204] Among the people, one may impress you with his utterances concerning this life, and may even call upon God to witness his innermost thoughts, while he is a most ardent opponent.

[2:205] As soon as he leaves, he roams the earth corruptingly, destroying properties and lives. God does not love corruption.

[2:206] When he is told, “Observe God,” he becomes arrogantly indignant. Consequently, his only destiny is Hell; what a miserable abode.

[2:207] Then there are those who dedicate their lives to serving God; God is compassionate towards such worshipers.

[2:208] O you who believe, you shall embrace total submission; do not follow the steps of Satan, for he is your most ardent enemy.

[2:209] If you backslide, after the clear proofs have come to you, then know that God is Almighty, Most Wise.

[2:210] Are they waiting until God Himself comes to them in dense clouds, together with the angels? When this happens, the whole matter will be terminated, and to God everything will be returned.

*2:210 This world is a test; it is our last chance to restore ourselves back into God’s kingdom by denouncing idol worship (see the INTRODUCTION). If God and His angels show up, everyone will believe, and the test will no longer be valid.

Miracles Bring Greater Responsibility*

[2:211] Ask the Children of Israel how many profound miracles have we shown them! For those who disregard the blessings bestowed upon them by God, God is most strict in retribution.

*2:211 The Quran’s mathematical miracle is a great blessing, and brings with it an awesome responsibility (please see 5:115).

Shortsightedness

[2:212] This worldly life is adorned in the eyes of the disbelievers, and they ridicule those who believe. However, the righteous will be far above them on the Day of Resurrection. God blesses whomever He wills, without limits.

Disastrous Jealousy

[2:213] The people used to be one community when God sent the prophets as bearers of good news, as well as warners. He sent down with them the scripture, bearing the truth, to judge among the people in their disputes. Ironically, those who received the scripture were the ones who rejected any new scripture, despite clear proofs given to them. This is due to jealousy on their part. God guides those who believe to the truth that is disputed by all others, in accordance with His will. God guides whoever wills in a straight path.*

*2:213 All worshipers of God ALONE, from all religions, are truly united.

[2:214] Do you expect to enter Paradise without being tested like those before you? They were tested with hardship and adversity, and were shaken up, until the messenger and those who believed with him said, “Where is God’s victory?” God’s victory is near.

Recipients of Charity

[2:215] They ask you about giving: say, “The charity you give shall go to the parents, the relatives, the orphans, the poor, and the traveling alien.” Any good you do, God is fully aware thereof.

Believers: The Ultimate Victors

[2:216] Fighting may be imposed on you, even though you dislike it. But you may dislike something which is good for you, and you may like something which is bad for you. God knows while you do not know.

Oppression Condemned

[2:217] They ask you about the Sacred Months and fighting therein: say, “Fighting therein is a sacrilege. However, repelling from the path of God and disbelieving in Him and in the sanctity of the Sacred Masjid, and evicting its people, are greater sacrileges in the sight of God. Oppression is worse than murder.” They will always fight you to revert you from your religion, if they can. Those among you who revert from their religion, and die as disbelievers, have nullified their works in this life and the Hereafter. These are the dwellers of Hell, wherein they abide forever.

[2:218] Those who believe, and those who emigrate and strive in the cause of God, have deserved God’s mercy. God is Forgiver, Most Merciful.

Intoxicants and Gambling Prohibited*

[2:219] They ask you about intoxicants and gambling: say, “In them there is a gross sin, and some benefits for the people. But their sinfulness far outweighs their benefit.” They also ask you what to give to charity: say, “The excess.” God thus clarifies the revelations for you, that you may reflect,

*2:219 The world now recognizes that the economic benefits from manufacturing alcoholic beverages and illicit drugs are not worth the traffic fatalities, brain damage to children of alcoholic mothers, family crises, and other disastrous consequences. Check with “Alcoholics Anonymous” and “Gamblers Anonymous” for more information. See also 5:90-91.

[2:220] upon this life and the Hereafter. And they ask you about the orphans: say, “Bringing them up as righteous persons is the best you can do for them. If you mix their property with yours, you shall treat them as family members.” God knows the righteous and the wicked. Had God willed, He could have imposed harsher rules upon you. God is Almighty, Most Wise.

Do Not Marry Idol Worshipers

[2:221] Do not marry idolatresses unless they believe; a believing woman is better than an idolatress, even if you like her. Nor shall you give your daughters in marriage to idolatrous men, unless they believe. A believing man is better than an idolater, even if you like him. These invite to Hell, while God invites to Paradise and forgiveness, as He wills. He clarifies His revelations for the people, that they may take heed.

Menstruation

[2:222] They ask you about menstruation: say, “It is harmful; you shall avoid sexual intercourse with the women during menstruation; do not approach them until they are rid of it. Once they are rid of it, you may have intercourse with them in the manner designed by God. God loves the repenters, and He loves those who are clean.”

[2:223] Your women are the bearers of your seed. Thus, you may enjoy this privilege however you like, so long as you maintain righteousness. You shall observe God, and know that you will meet Him. Give good news to the believers.

Do Not Take God’s Name in Vain

[2:224] Do not subject God’s name to your casual swearing, that you may appear righteous, pious, or to attain credibility among the people. God is Hearer, Knower.

[2:225] God does not hold you responsible for the mere utterance of oaths; He holds you responsible for your innermost intentions. God is Forgiver, Clement.

Laws of Divorce

[2:226] Those who intend to divorce their wives shall wait four months (cooling off); if they change their minds and reconcile, then God is Forgiver, Merciful.

[2:227] If they go through with the divorce, then God is Hearer, Knower.

[2:228] The divorced women shall wait three menstruations (before marrying another man). It is not lawful for them to conceal what God creates in their wombs, if they believe in God and the Last Day. (In case of pregnancy,) the husband’s wishes shall supersede the wife’s wishes, if he wants to remarry her. The women have rights, as well as obligations, equitably. Thus, the man’s wishes prevail (in case of pregnancy). God is Almighty, Most Wise.

[2:229] Divorce may be retracted twice. The divorced woman shall be allowed to live in the same home amicably, or leave it amicably. It is not lawful for the husband to take back anything he had given her. However, the couple may fear that they may transgress God’s law. If there is fear that they may transgress God’s law, they commit no error if the wife willingly gives back whatever she chooses. These are God’s laws; do not transgress them. Those who transgress God’s laws are the unjust.

[2:230] If he divorces her (for the third time), it is unlawful for him to remarry her, unless she marries another man, then he divorces her. The first husband can then remarry her, so long as they observe God’s laws. These are God’s laws; He explains them for people who know.

Do Not Throw the Divorcees Out Onto the Streets

[2:231] If you divorce the women, once they fulfill their interim (three menstruations), you shall allow them to live in the same home amicably, or let them leave amicably. Do not force them to stay against their will, as a revenge. Anyone who does this wrongs his own soul. Do not take God’s revelations in vain. Remember God’s blessings upon you, and that He sent down to you the scripture and wisdom to enlighten you. You shall observe God, and know that God is aware of all things.

[2:232] If you divorce the women, once they fulfill their interim, do not prevent them from remarrying their husbands, if they reconcile amicably. This shall be heeded by those among you who believe in God and the Last Day. This is purer for you, and more righteous. God knows, while you do not know.

[2:233] Divorced mothers shall nurse their infants two full years, if the father so wishes. The father shall provide the mother’s food and clothing equitably. No one shall be burdened beyond his ability. No mother shall be harmed on account of her infant, nor shall the father be harmed because of his infant. (If the father dies), his inheritor shall assume these responsibilities. If the infant’s parents mutually agree to part, after due consultation, they commit no error by doing so. You commit no error by hiring nursing mothers, so long as you pay them equitably. You shall observe God, and know that God is Seer of everything you do.

You Shall Observe the Pre-Marriage Interims

[2:234] Those who die and leave wives, their widows shall wait four months and ten days (before they remarry). Once they fulfill their interim, you commit no error by letting them do whatever righteous matters they wish to do. God is fully Cognizant of everything you do.

[2:235] You commit no sin by announcing your engagement to the women, or keeping it secret. God knows that you will think about them. Do not meet them secretly, unless you have something righteous to discuss. Do not consummate the marriage until their interim is fulfilled. You should know that God knows your innermost thoughts, and observe Him. You should know that God is Forgiver, Clement.

Breaking the Engagement

[2:236] You commit no error by divorcing the women before touching them, or before setting the dowry for them. In this case, you shall compensate them – the rich as he can afford and the poor as he can afford – an equitable compensation. This is a duty upon the righteous.

[2:237] If you divorce them before touching them, but after you had set the dowry for them, the compensation shall be half the dowry, unless they voluntarily forfeit their rights, or the party responsible for causing the divorce chooses to forfeit the dowry. To forfeit is closer to righteousness. You shall maintain the amicable relations among you. God is Seer of everything you do.

You Shall Observe the Contact Prayers*

[2:238] You shall consistently observe the Contact Prayers, especially the middle prayer, and devote yourselves totally to God.

*2:238 All five prayers are found in 2:238, 11:114, 17:78, & 24:58. When the Quran was revealed, the Contact Prayers (Salat) had already been in existence (Appendix 9). The details of all five prayers – what to recite and the number of units (Rak`aas) per prayer, etc. – are mathematically confirmed. For example, writing down the number of units for each of the five prayers, next to each other, we get 24434, 19×1286. Also, if we use [*] to represent Sura 1 (Al-Faatehah), where [*]=the sura number (1), followed by the number of verses (7), followed by the number of each verse, the number of letters in each verse, and the gematrical value of every letter, writing down 2[*][*]4[*][*][*][*]4[*][*][*][*]3[*][*][*]4[*][*][*][*] produces a multiple of 19 (see 1:1).

[2:239] Under unusual circumstances, you may pray while walking or riding. Once you are safe, you shall commemorate God as He taught you what you never knew.

Alimony For Widows and Divorcees

[2:240] Those who die and leave wives, a will shall provide their wives with support for a year, provided they stay within the same household. If they leave, you commit no sin by letting them do whatever they wish, so long as righteousness is maintained. God is Almighty, Most Wise.

[2:241] The divorcees also shall be provided for, equitably. This is a duty upon the righteous.

[2:242] God thus explains His revelations for you, that you may understand.

Striving in the Cause of God

[2:243] Have you noted those who fled their homes – though they were in the thousands – fearing death? God said to them, “Die,” then revived them. God showers His grace upon the people, but most people are unappreciative.

[2:244] You shall fight in the cause of God, and know that God is Hearer, Knower.

[2:245] Who would lend God a loan of righteousness, to have it repaid to them multiplied manifold? God is the One who provides and withholds, and to Him you will be returned.

Saul*

[2:246] Have you noted the leaders of Israel after Moses? They said to their prophet, “If you appoint a king to lead us, we will fight in the cause of God.” He said, “Is it your intention that, if fighting is decreed for you, you will not fight?” They said, “Why should we not fight in the cause of God, when we have been deprived of our homes, and our children?” Yet, when fighting was decreed for them, they turned away, except a few. God is aware of the transgressors.

*2:246 This same history is narrated in the Bible’s Book of I Samuel, Ch. 9 and 10.

Questioning God’s Wisdom

[2:247] Their prophet said to them, “God has appointed Taloot (Saul) to be your king.” They said, “How can he have kingship over us when we are more worthy of kingship than he; he is not even rich?” He said, “God has chosen him over you, and has blessed him with an abundance in knowledge and in body.” God grants His kingship to whomever He wills. God is Bounteous, Omniscient.

Ark of the Covenant

[2:248] Their prophet said to them, “The sign of his kingship is that the Ark of the Covenant will be restored to you, bringing assurances from your Lord, and relics left by the people of Moses and the people of Aaron. It will be carried by the angels. This should be a convincing sign for you, if you are really believers.”

David and Goliath

[2:249] When Saul took command of the troops, he said, “God is putting you to the test by means of a stream. Anyone who drinks from it does not belong with me – only those who do not taste it belong with me – unless it is just a single sip.” They drank from it, except a few of them. When he crossed it with those who believed, they said, “Now we lack the strength to face Goliath and his troops.” Those who were conscious of meeting God said, “Many a small army defeated a large army by God’s leave. God is with those who steadfastly persevere.”

[2:250] When they faced Goliath and his troops, they prayed, “Our Lord, grant us steadfastness, strengthen our foothold, and support us against the disbelieving people.”

[2:251] They defeated them by God’s leave, and David killed Goliath. God gave him kingship and wisdom, and taught him as He willed. If it were not for God’s support of some people against others, there would be chaos on earth. But God showers His grace upon the people.

[2:252] These are God’s revelations. We recite them through you*, truthfully, for you are one of the messengers.

*2:252 In keeping with the mathematical composition of the Quran, God has willed that the name of the messenger mentioned here shall be spelled out mathematically. The discovery of the Quran’s miraculous 19-based code has been divinely reserved for God’s Messenger of the Covenant. By adding this verse number (252), plus the gematrical value of “Rashad” (505), plus the gematrical value of “Khalifa” (725) we get 252+505+725 = 1482, or 19×78. Please see Appendices 2 and 26 for the complete details related to the proven identity of God’s Messenger of the Covenant, to whom this verse clearly refers.

Many Messengers / One Message

[2:253] These messengers; we blessed some of them more than others. For example, God spoke to one, and we raised some of them to higher ranks. And we gave Jesus, son of Mary, profound miracles and supported him with the Holy Spirit. Had God willed, their followers would not have fought with each other, after the clear proofs had come to them. Instead, they disputed among themselves; some of them believed, and some disbelieved. Had God willed, they would not have fought. Everything is in accordance with God’s will.

No Intercession*

[2:254] O you who believe, you shall give to charity from the provisions we have given to you, before a day comes where there is no trade, no nepotism, and no intercession. The disbelievers are the unjust.

*2:254 One of Satan’s clever tricks is attributing the power of intercession to powerless human idols such as Jesus and Muhammad (Appendix 8).

[2:255] God: there is no other god besides Him, the Living, the Eternal. Never a moment of unawareness or slumber overtakes Him. To Him belongs everything in the heavens and everything on earth. Who could intercede with Him, except in accordance with His will? He knows their past, and their future. No one attains any knowledge, except as He wills. His dominion encompasses the heavens and the earth, and ruling them never burdens Him. He is the Most High, the Great.

No Compulsion in Religion

[2:256] There shall be no compulsion in religion: the right way is now distinct from the wrong way. Anyone who denounces the devil and believes in God has grasped the strongest bond; one that never breaks. God is Hearer, Omniscient.

[2:257] God is Lord of those who believe; He leads them out of darkness into the light. As for those who disbelieve, their lords are their idols; they lead them out of the light into darkness – these will be the dwellers of Hell; they abide in it forever.

Abraham’s Courageous Debate

[2:258] Have you noted the one who argued with Abraham about his Lord, though God had given him kingship? Abraham said, “My Lord grants life and death.” He said, “I grant life and death.” Abraham said, “God brings the sun from the east, can you bring it from the west?” The disbeliever was stumped. God does not guide the wicked.

Lesson About Death*

[2:259] Consider the one who passed by a ghost town and wondered, “How can God revive this after it had died?” God then put him to death for a hundred years, then resurrected him. He said, “How long have you stayed here?” He said, “I have been here a day, or part of the day.” He said, “No! You have been here a hundred years. Yet, look at your food and drink; they did not spoil. Look at your donkey – we thus render you a lesson for the people. Now, note how we construct the bones, then cover them with flesh.” When he realized what had happened, he said, “Now I know that God is Omnipotent.”

*2:259 The lesson we learn here is that the period of death – only the unrighteous die; the righteous go straight to Heaven – passes like one day (see 18:19-25 and Appendix 17).

Every Believer Needs Assurance

[2:260] Abraham said, “My Lord, show me how You revive the dead.” He said, “Do you not believe?” He said, “Yes, but I wish to reassure my heart.” He said, “Take four birds, study their marks, place a piece of each bird on top of a hill, then call them to you. They will come to you in a hurry. You should know that God is Almighty, Most Wise.”

The Best Investment

[2:261] The example of those who spend their monies in the cause of God is that of a grain that produces seven spikes, with a hundred grains in each spike. God multiplies this manifold for whomever He wills. God is Bounteous, Knower.

[2:262] Those who spend their money in the cause of God, then do not follow their charity with insult or harm, will receive their recompense from their Lord; they have nothing to fear, nor will they grieve.

[2:263] Kind words and compassion are better than a charity that is followed by insult. God is Rich, Clement.

[2:264] O you who believe, do not nullify your charities by inflicting reproach and insult, like one who spends his money to show off, while disbelieving in God and the Last Day. His example is like a rock covered with a thin layer of soil; as soon as heavy rain falls, it washes off the soil, leaving it a useless rock. They gain nothing from their efforts. God does not guide disbelieving people.

Charity

[2:265] The example of those who give their money seeking God’s pleasure, out of sincere conviction, is that of a garden on high fertile soil; when heavy rain falls, it gives twice as much crop. If heavy rain is not available, a drizzle will suffice. God is Seer of everything you do.

[2:266] Does any of you wish to own a garden of palm trees and grapes, with flowing streams and generous crops, then, just as he grows old, and while his children are still dependent on him, a holocaust strikes and burns up his garden? God thus clarifies the revelations for you, that you may reflect.

What to Give

[2:267] O you who believe, you shall give to charity from the good things you earn, and from what we have produced for you from the earth. Do not pick out the bad therein to give away, when you yourselves do not accept it unless your eyes are closed. You should know that God is Rich, Praiseworthy.

[2:268] The devil promises you poverty and commands you to commit evil, while God promises you forgiveness from Him and grace. God is Bounteous, Omniscient.

Wisdom: A Great Treasure

[2:269] He bestows wisdom upon whomever He chooses, and whoever attains wisdom, has attained a great bounty. Only those who possess intelligence will take heed.

Anonymous Charity Better

[2:270] Any charity you give, or a charitable pledge you fulfill, God is fully aware thereof. As for the wicked, they will have no helpers.

[2:271] If you declare your charities, they are still good. But if you keep them anonymous, and give them to the poor, it is better for you, and remits more of your sins. God is fully Cognizant of everything you do.

God is the Only One Who Guides

[2:272] You are not responsible for guiding anyone. God is the only one who guides whoever chooses (to be guided). Any charity you give is for your own good. Any charity you give shall be for the sake of God. Any charity you give will be repaid to you, without the least injustice.

[2:273] Charity shall go to the poor who are suffering in the cause of God, and cannot emigrate. The unaware may think that they are rich, due to their dignity. But you can recognize them by certain signs; they never beg from the people persistently. Whatever charity you give, God is fully aware thereof.

[2:274] Those who give to charity night and day, secretly and publicly, receive their recompense from their Lord; they will have nothing to fear, nor will they grieve.

Usury Prohibited*

[2:275] Those who charge usury are in the same position as those controlled by the devil’s influence. This is because they claim that usury is the same as commerce. However, God permits commerce, and prohibits usury. Thus, whoever heeds this commandment from his Lord, and refrains from usury, he may keep his past earnings, and his judgment rests with God. As for those who persist in usury, they incur Hell, wherein they abide forever.

*2:275-278 It is an established economic principle that excessive interest on loans can utterly destroy a whole country. During the last few years we have witnessed the devastation of the economies of many nations where excessive interest is charged. Normal interest – less than 20% – where no one is victimized and everyone is satisfied, is not usury.

[2:276] God condemns usury, and blesses charities. God dislikes every disbeliever, guilty.

Divine Guarantee

[2:277] Those who believe and lead a righteous life, and observe the Contact Prayers (Salat), and give the obligatory charity (Zakat), they receive their recompense from their Lord; they will have nothing to fear, nor will they grieve.

[2:278] O you who believe, you shall observe God and refrain from all kinds of usury, if you are believers.

[2:279] If you do not, then expect a war from God and His messenger. But if you repent, you may keep your capitals, without inflicting injustice, or incurring injustice.

[2:280] If the debtor is unable to pay, wait for a better time. If you give up the loan as a charity, it would be better for you, if you only knew.

[2:281] Beware of the day when you are returned to God, and every soul is paid for everything it had done, without the least injustice.

Write Down Financial Transactions

[2:282] O you who believe, when you transact a loan for any period, you shall write it down. An impartial scribe shall do the writing. No scribe shall refuse to perform this service, according to God’s teachings. He shall write, while the debtor dictates the terms. He shall observe God his Lord and never cheat. If the debtor is mentally incapable, or helpless, or cannot dictate, his guardian shall dictate equitably. Two men shall serve as witnesses; if not two men, then a man and two women whose testimony is acceptable to all.* Thus, if one woman becomes biased, the other will remind her. It is the obligation of the witnesses to testify when called upon to do so. Do not tire of writing the details, no matter how long, including the time of repayment. This is equitable in the sight of God, assures better witnessing, and eliminates any doubts you may have. Business transactions that you execute on the spot need not be recorded, but have them witnessed. No scribe or witness shall be harmed on account of his services. If you harm them, it would be wickedness on your part. You shall observe God, and God will teach you. God is Omniscient.

*2:282 Financial transactions are the ONLY situations where two women may substitute for one man as witness. This is to guard against the real possibility that one witness may marry the other witness, and thus cause her to be biased. It is a recognized fact that women are more emotionally vulnerable than men.

[2:283] If you are traveling, and no scribe is available, a bond shall be posted to guarantee repayment. If one is trusted in this manner, he shall return the bond when due, and he shall observe God his Lord. Do not withhold any testimony by concealing what you had witnessed. Anyone who withholds a testimony is sinful at heart. God is fully aware of everything you do.

[2:284] To God belongs everything in the heavens and the earth. Whether you declare your innermost thoughts, or keep them hidden, God holds you responsible for them. He forgives whomever He wills, and punishes whomever He wills. God is Omnipotent.

You Shall Not Make Any Distinction Among God’s Messengers

[2:285] The messenger has believed in what was sent down to him from his Lord, and so did the believers. They believe in God, His angels, His scripture, and His messengers: “We make no distinction among any of His messengers.” They say, “We hear, and we obey.* Forgive us, our Lord. To You is the ultimate destiny.”

*2:285 One of the major commandments is: “You shall not make any distinction among God’s messengers” (2:136, 3:84, 4:150). The believers react by saying, “We hear and we obey,” while the idol worshipers argue back to justify their insistence upon mentioning Muhammad’s name next to God’s, to the exclusion of all other messengers. The corrupted Muslims mention Muhammad in their profession of faith (Shahaadah) and during their Contact Prayers (see 72:18).

[2:286] God never burdens a soul beyond its means: to its credit is what it earns, and against it is what it commits. “Our Lord, do not condemn us if we forget or make mistakes. Our Lord, and protect us from blaspheming against You, like those before us have done. Our Lord, protect us from sinning until it becomes too late for us to repent. Pardon us, forgive us, [and have mercy on us]*. You are our Lord and Master. Grant us victory over the disbelieving people.”

*2:286 The statement [and have mercy on us] occurs in the original Arabic Quran after “forgive us” and is not included in the English translation.

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Free Quran Chapter 23: The Believers (Al-Mu’minun)

Learn from GOD that the Quran is very unique from previous scriptures, it comes with a built in proof. The previous scriptures are now obsolete when it comes to religious guidance. Everything we need is within the Quran. However, the previous scriptures can still be used to discover details about old stories. However, if any of the commandments from the old scriptures contradict the Quran, then we now know that those old commandments are not from GOD.

Quran Chapter 23: The Believers (Al-Mu’minun)

[23:0] In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

[23:1] Successful indeed are the believers;

[23:2] who are reverent during their Contact Prayers (Salat).

[23:3] And they avoid vain talk.

[23:4] And they give their obligatory charity (Zakat).

[23:5] And they maintain their chastity.

[23:6] Only with their spouses, or those who are rightfully theirs, do they have sexual relations; they are not to be blamed.

[23:7] Those who transgress these limits are the transgressors.

[23:8] When it comes to deposits entrusted to them, as well as any agreements they make, they are trustworthy.

[23:9] And they observe their Contact Prayers (Salat) regularly.

[23:10] Such are the inheritors.

[23:11] They will inherit Paradise, wherein they abide forever.

Accurate Embryology

[23:12] We created the human being from a certain kind of mud.

[23:13] Subsequently, we reproduced him from a tiny drop, that is placed into a well protected repository.

[23:14] Then we developed the drop into a hanging (embryo), then developed the hanging (embryo) into a bite-size (fetus), then created the bite-size (fetus) into bones, then covered the bones with flesh. We thus produce a new creature. Most blessed is God, the best Creator.

[23:15] Then, later on, you die.

[23:16] Then, on the Day of Resurrection, you will be resurrected.

The Seven Universes

[23:17] We created above you seven universes in layers, and we are never unaware of a single creature in them.

Innumerable Blessings From God

[23:18] We send down from the sky water, in exact measure, then we store it in the ground. Certainly, we can let it escape.

[23:19] With it, we produce for you orchards of date palms, grapes, all kinds of fruits, and various foods.

[23:20] Also, a tree native to Sinai produces oil, as well as relish for the eaters.

[23:21] And the livestock should provide you with a lesson. We let you drink (milk) from their bellies, you derive other benefits from them, and some of them you use for food.

[23:22] On them, and on the ships, you ride.

Noah

[23:23] We sent Noah to his people, saying, “O my people, worship God. You have no other god beside Him. Would you not be righteous?”

[23:24] The leaders who disbelieved among his people said, “This is no more than a human like you, who wants to gain prominence among you. Had God willed, He could have sent down angels. We never heard of anything like this from our ancestors.

[23:25] “He is simply a man gone crazy. Just ignore him for awhile.”

[23:26] He said, “My Lord, grant me victory, for they have disbelieved me.”

[23:27] We then inspired him: “Make the watercraft* under our watchful eyes, and in accordance with our inspiration. When our command comes, and the atmosphere boils up, put on it a pair of every kind (of your domesticated animals), and your family, except those condemned to be doomed. Do not speak to Me on behalf of those who transgressed; they will be drowned.

*23:27 The story tellers have created a mockery of Noah’s history. Noah’s ark was a flat watercraft made of logs, tied together with primitive ropes (54:13), the flood was local, around the Dead Sea area, and the animals were Noah’s domesticated animals.

[23:28] “Once you are settled, together with those who are with you, on the watercraft, you shall say, `Praise God for saving us from the evil people.’

[23:29] “And say, `My Lord, let me disembark onto a blessed location; You are the best deliverer.’ “

[23:30] These should provide sufficient proofs for you. We will certainly put you to the test.

[23:31] Subsequently, we established another generation after them.

[23:32] We sent to them a messenger from among them, saying, “You shall worship God. You have no other god beside Him. Would you not be righteous?”

[23:33] The leaders among his people who disbelieved and rejected the idea of the Hereafter – although we provided for them generously in this life – said, “This is no more than a human being like you. He eats from what you eat, and drinks as you drink.

[23:34] “If you obey a human being like you, then you are really losers.

[23:35] “Does he promise you that, after you die and turn into dust and bones, you will come out again?

[23:36] “Impossible, impossible indeed is what is promised to you.

[23:37] “We only live this life – we live and die – and we will never be resurrected.

[23:38] “He is just a man who fabricated lies and attributed them to God. We will never believe him.”

[23:39] He said, “My Lord, grant me victory, for they have disbelieved me.”

[23:40] He said, “Soon they will be sorry.”

[23:41] The retribution struck them, equitably, and thus, we turned them into ruins. The wicked people perished.

[23:42] Subsequently, we established other generations after them.

[23:43] No community can advance its predetermined fate, nor delay it.

[23:44] Then we sent our messengers in succession. Every time a messenger went to his community, they disbelieved him. Consequently, we annihilated them, one after the other, and made them history. The people who disbelieved have perished.

Moses and Aaron

[23:45] Then we sent Moses and his brother Aaron with our revelations and a profound proof.

[23:46] To Pharaoh and his elders, but they turned arrogant. They were oppressive people.

[23:47] They said, “Shall we believe for two men whose people are our slaves?”

[23:48] They rejected the two, and consequently, they were annihilated.

[23:49] We gave Moses the scripture, that they may be guided.

[23:50] We made the son of Mary and his mother a sign, and we gave them refuge on a mesa with food and drink.

One God/One Religion

[23:51] O you messengers, eat from the good provisions, and work righteousness. I am fully aware of everything you do.

[23:52] Such is your congregation – one congregation – and I am your Lord; you shall reverence Me.

[23:53] But they tore themselves into disputing factions; each party happy with what they have.

[23:54] Therefore, just leave them in their confusion, for awhile.

[23:55] Do they think that, since we provided them with money and children,

[23:56] we must be showering them with blessings? Indeed, they have no idea.

[23:57] Surely, those who are reverently conscious of their Lord,

[23:58] And who believe in the revelations of their Lord,

[23:59] And who never set up any idols beside their Lord,

[23:60] As they give their charities, their hearts are fully reverent. For they recognize that they will be summoned before their Lord,

[23:61] They are eager to do righteous works; they compete in doing them.

The Disbelievers Unappreciative

[23:62] We never burden any soul beyond its means, and we keep a record that utters the truth. No one will suffer injustice.

[23:63] Because their minds are oblivious to this, they commit works that do not conform with this; their works are evil.

[23:64] Then, when we requite their leaders with retribution, they complain.

[23:65] Do not complain now; you have given up all help from us.

[23:66] My proofs have been presented to you, but you turned back on your heels.

[23:67] You were too arrogant to accept them, and you defiantly disregarded them.

[23:68] Why do they not reflect upon this scripture? Do they not realize that they have received something never attained by their ancestors?

[23:69] Have they failed to recognize their messenger? Is this why they are disregarding him?

[23:70] Have they decided that he is crazy? Indeed, he has brought the truth to them, but most of them hate the truth.

[23:71] Indeed, if the truth conformed to their wishes, there would be chaos in the heavens and the earth; everything in them would be corrupted. We have given them their proof, but they are disregarding their proof.

[23:72] Are you asking them for a wage? Your Lord’s wage is far better. He is the best Provider.

[23:73] Most assuredly, you are inviting them to a straight path.

[23:74] Those who disbelieve in the Hereafter will surely deviate from the right path.

[23:75] Even when we showered them with mercy, and relieved their problems, they plunged deeper into transgression, and continued to blunder.

[23:76] Even when we afflicted them with retribution, they never turned to their Lord imploring.

[23:77] Subsequently, when we requited them with the severe retribution they had incurred, they were shocked.

[23:78] He is the One who granted you the hearing, the eyesight, and the brains. Rarely are you appreciative.

[23:79] He is the One who established you on earth, and before Him you will be summoned.

[23:80] He is the One who controls life and death, and He is the One who alternates the night and day. Do you not understand?

[23:81] They said what their ancestors said.

[23:82] They said, “After we die and become dust and bones, we get resurrected?

[23:83] “Such promises were given to us and to our parents in the past. These are no more than tales from the past.”

Most Believers are Destined for Hell*

[23:84] Say, “To whom belongs the earth and everyone on it, if you know?”

*23:84-89 Belief in God is valid only if one recognizes God’s qualities, such as the fact that God controls everything (8:17). Believers who do not know God are not really believers. Most believers nullify their belief by idolizing such powerless idols as the prophets and saints (6:106).

[23:85] They will say, “To God.” Say, “Why then do you not take heed?”

[23:86] Say, “Who is the Lord of the seven universes; the Lord of the great dominion?”

[23:87] They will say, “God.” Say, “Why then do you not turn righteous?”

[23:88] Say, “In whose hand is all sovereignty over all things, and He is the only one who can provide help, but needs no help, if you know?”

[23:89] They will say, “God.” Say, “Where did you go wrong?”

[23:90] We have given them the truth, while they are liars.

[23:91] God has never begotten a son. Nor was there ever any other god besides Him. Otherwise, each god would have declared independence with his creations, and they would have competed with each other for dominance. God be glorified; far above their claims.

[23:92] The Knower of all secrets and declarations; be He exalted, far above having a partner.

[23:93] Say, “My Lord whether You show me (the retribution) they have incurred [or not],

[23:94] “My Lord, let me not be one of the transgressing people.”

[23:95] To show you (the retribution) we have reserved for them is something we can easily do.

[23:96] Therefore, counter their evil works with goodness; we are fully aware of their claims.

To Be Protected From Satan

[23:97] Say, “My Lord, I seek refuge in You from the whispers of the devils.

[23:98] “And I seek refuge in You, my Lord, lest they come near me.”

The Dead Never Come Back Until the Day of Resurrection

[23:99] When death comes to one of them, he says, “My Lord, send me back.

[23:100] “I will then work righteousness in everything I left.” Not true. This is a false claim that he makes. A barrier will separate his soul from this world until resurrection.

[23:101] When the horn is blown, no relations among them will exist on that day, nor will they care about one another.

[23:102] As for those whose weights are heavy, they will be the winners.

[23:103] Those whose weights are light are the ones who lost their souls; they abide in Hell forever.

[23:104] Fire will overwhelm their faces, and they last miserably therein.

[23:105] Were not My revelations recited to you, and you kept on rejecting them?

[23:106] They will say, “Our Lord, our wickedness overwhelmed us, and we were people gone astray.

[23:107] “Our Lord, take us out of this; if we return (to our old behavior), then we are really wicked.”

[23:108] He will say, “Abide therein, humiliated, and do not speak to Me.

They Ridiculed the Believers

[23:109] “A group of My servants used to say, `Our Lord, we have believed, so forgive us and shower us with mercy. Of all the merciful ones, You are the Most Merciful.’

[23:110] “But you mocked and ridiculed them, to the extent that you forgot Me. You used to laugh at them.

[23:111] “I have rewarded them today, in return for their steadfastness, by making them the winners.”

[23:112] He said, “How long have you lasted on earth? How many years?”

[23:113] They said, “We lasted a day or part of a day. Ask those who counted.”

[23:114] He said, “In fact, you stayed but a brief interim, if you only knew.

[23:115] “Did you think that we created you in vain; that you were not to be returned to us?”

[23:116] Most exalted is God, the true Sovereign. There is no other god beside Him; the Most Honorable Lord, possessor of all authority.

[23:117] Anyone who idolizes beside God any other god, and without any kind of proof, his reckoning rests with his Lord. The disbelievers never succeed.

[23:118] Say, “My Lord, shower us with forgiveness and mercy. Of all the merciful ones, You are the Most Merciful.”

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Free Quran Chapter 41: Detailed (Fussilat)

Learn from GOD that the Quran is fully detailed and that language is irrelevant. GOD guides in all languages. It is important not to judge the Arabs for their protective behavior when it comes to the Quran. In the past, the Quran was spread out to various communities, which resulted in Quran with different dialects and different spelling of certain words. The languages in the immediate area were pretty similar but had various differences in sentence structures and different meaning for certain words. This resulted in a lot of confusion which led to various interpretations BASED on the confusions. This is why it was necessary back then to basically destroy every Quran that wasn’t the original pure Arabic written by prophet Muhammad.

This was all according to GOD’s plan, to make sure the Quran would not end up like how the Torah and the Gospels of Jesus ended up. The Torah is a big mess, too much time elapsed between its revelations and the Torah changed hands often. The Hebrew language was too allegorical making it difficult to derive ONE SPECIFIC meaning. The Gospels of Jesus are almost non-existent. They were memorized by Jesus’ followers. Then written down individually by each follower. Then Paulus took these first editions and edited them to his liking, to fit his agenda. Paulus had no proof of his prophethood, yet Christians today follow his testimony without any questions. But of course, it wasn’t this simple. Rumours about Jesus were already established since the day he was born and people heard him speak. Jesus – as an infant – proclaimed himself to be a prophet and a messenger of GOD. People began to spread rumors about Jesus being a son of GOD. So these ideas were already established by the time Paulus came along. Paulus simply said what was on everybody’s mind. Then the true followers of Jesus were persecuted and killed for denying that Jesus was the son of GOD. The seven sleepers of ephesus were among those original real Christians, they had to hide in a cave for 309 years. By then the persecution of the real Christians had stopped and the false Christianity had won. The reason why it was so easy to believe that Jesus was a son of GOD, is because Jesus didn’t make matters any better. He went around healing people, and performing miracles after miracles. In the mind of the people these miracles only strengthened their false belief. They ignored his preaching and twisted it. This is why the new testament is untrustworthy. The Gospels of Jesus can be found scattered around inside the new testament. But there is also a lot of corruption in it that twists the meaning of things.

So back to the Quran. GOD made the Arabs overly protective and proud in order to protect the Quran. However, this behavior made it difficult for outsiders to translate and enjoy the Quran. It is only now, in the modern era that outsiders can enjoy the Quran, thanks to the Internet. This is fantastic, because the Quran was always in the hands of the religious scholars, which gave them a lot of power over people. But now every individual has the power to obtain the knowledge and wisdom of the Quran, even in their own language. Every person now has access to GOD’s intended scripture, without any corruption! THANK GOD! The Quran is the final version of the same message since the time of Adam! Let that sink in.

Quran Chapter 41: Detailed (Fussilat)

[41:0] In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

[41:1] H. M.*

*41:1 For the significance of these Quranic Initials, see Footnote 40:1.

[41:2] A revelation from the Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

[41:3] A scripture whose verses provide the complete details, in an Arabic Quran, for people who know.

[41:4] A bearer of good news, as well as a warner. However, most of them turn away; they do not hear.

[41:5] They said, “Our minds are made up, our ears are deaf to your message, and a barrier separates us from you. Do what you want, and so will we.”

[41:6] Say, “I am no more than a human being like you, who has been inspired that your god is one god. You shall be devoted to Him, and ask His forgiveness. Woe to the idol worshipers.

[41:7] “Who do not give the obligatory charity (Zakat), and with regard to the Hereafter, they are disbelievers.”

[41:8] As for those who believe and lead a righteous life, they receive a well deserved recompense.

[41:9] Say, “You disbelieve in the One who created the earth in two days,* and you set up idols to rank with Him, though He is Lord of the universe.”

*41:9-10 The “days” of creation represent a yardstick. Thus, the physical universe was created in two days, while the calculation of provisions for all the creatures on earth required four. This also teaches us that there is life only on this planet Earth.

[41:10] He placed on it stabilizers (mountains), made it productive, and He calculated its provisions in four days, to satisfy the needs of all its inhabitants.

[41:11] Then He turned to the sky, when it was still gas, and said to it, and to the earth, “Come into existence, willingly or unwillingly.” They said, “We come willingly.”

[41:12] Thus, He* completed the seven universes in two days, and set up the laws for every universe. And we adorned the lowest universe with lamps, and placed guards around it. Such is the design of the Almighty, the Omniscient.

*41:12 God alone created the universe (18:51), but the angels participated in handling certain jobs in the lowest universe. Our universe cannot stand the physical presence of God (7:143). The plural tense acknowledges the angels’ role in our universe (Appendix 10).

Warning

[41:13] If they turn away, then say, “I am warning you of a disaster like the disaster that annihilated `Ãd and Thamoud.”

[41:14] Their messengers went to them, as well as before them and after them, saying, “You shall not worship except God.” They said, “Had our Lord willed, He could have sent angels. We are disbelievers in what you say.”

[41:15] As for `Ãd, they turned arrogant on earth, opposed the truth, and said, “Who is more powerful than we?” Did they not realize that God, who created them, is more powerful than they? They were unappreciative of our revelations.

[41:16] Consequently, we sent upon them violent wind, for a few miserable days. We thus afflicted them with humiliating retribution in this life, and the retribution of the Hereafter is more humiliating; they can never win.

[41:17] As for Thamoud, we provided them with guidance, but they preferred blindness over guidance. Consequently, the disastrous and shameful retribution annihilated them, because of what they earned.

[41:18] We always save those who believe and lead a righteous life.

[41:19] The day will come when the enemies of God will be summoned to the hellfire, forcibly.

[41:20] Once they get there, their own hearing, eyes, and skins will bear witness to everything they had done.

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[41:21] They will say to their skins, “Why did you bear witness against us?” They will reply, “God made us speak up; He is the One who causes everything to speak. He is the One who created you the first time, and now you have been returned to Him.”

[41:22] There is no way you can hide from your own hearing, your eyes, or your skins. In fact, you thought that God was unaware of much of what you do.

[41:23] This kind of thinking about your Lord will cause you to fall, and then you become losers.

[41:24] If they continue the way they are, Hell will be their destiny, and if they make up excuses, they will not be excused.

The Jinn Companions

[41:25] We assign to them companions who adorn everything they do in their eyes. Thus, they end up incurring the same fate as the previous communities of jinns and humans, who were also losers.

[41:26] Those who disbelieved said, “Do not listen to this Quran and distort it, that you may win.”

[41:27] We will certainly afflict these disbelievers with a severe retribution. We will certainly requite them for their evil works.

[41:28] Such is the requital that awaits God’s enemies. Hell will be their eternal abode; a just requital for discarding our revelations.

On the Day of Judgment

[41:29] Those who disbelieved will say, “Our Lord, show us those among the two kinds – jinns and humans – who misled us, so we can trample them under our feet, and render them the lowliest.”

Perfect Happiness: Now and Forever

[41:30] Those who proclaim: “Our Lord is God,” then lead a righteous life, the angels descend upon them: “You shall have no fear, nor shall you grieve. Rejoice in the good news that Paradise has been reserved for you.

[41:31] “We are your allies in this life, and in the Hereafter. You will have in it anything you wish for; you will have anything you want.

[41:32] “(Such is your) ultimate abode, from a Forgiver, Most Merciful.”

Submitters

[41:33] Who can utter better words than one who invites to God, works righteousness, and says, “I am one of the submitters”?

[41:34] Not equal is the good response and the bad response. You shall resort to the nicest possible response. Thus, the one who used to be your enemy, may become your best friend.

[41:35] None can attain this except those who steadfastly persevere. None can attain this except those who are extremely fortunate.

When the Devil Entices You

[41:36] When the devil whispers an idea to you, you shall seek refuge in God. He is the Hearer, the Omniscient.

Proofs of God

[41:37] Among His proofs are the night and the day, and the sun and the moon. Do not prostrate before the sun, nor the moon; you shall fall prostrate before the God who created them, if you truly worship Him alone.

[41:38] If they are too arrogant to do this, then those at your Lord glorify Him night and day, without ever tiring.

[41:39] Among His proofs is that you see the land still, then, as soon as we shower it with water, it vibrates with life. Surely, the One who revived it can revive the dead. He is Omnipotent.

[41:40] Surely, those who distort our revelations are not hidden from us. Is one who gets thrown into Hell better, or one who comes secure on the Day of Resurrection? Do whatever you wish; He is Seer of everything you do.

Mathematical Miracle of the Quran*

[41:41] Those who have rejected the Quran’s proof when it came to them, have also rejected an Honorable book.

*41:41 The word “Zikr” refers to the Quran’s mathematical code, as made clear in 38:1.

[41:42] No falsehood could enter it, in the past or in the future;* a revelation from a Most Wise, Praiseworthy.

*41:42 One of the major functions of the Quran’s mathematical miracle is to guard every letter and every aspect of the Quran. Thus, any tampering is immediately recognized (Apps. 1 & 24).

God’s Messenger of the Covenant*

[41:43] What is said to you is precisely what was said to the previous messengers. Your Lord possesses forgiveness, and He also possesses painful retribution.

*41:43 Mathematical proof shows that this verse refers to God’s Messenger of the Covenant. By adding the gematrical value of “Rashad” (505), plus the value of “Khalifa” (725), plus this verse number (43), we get 505+725+43=1273=19×67. See Appendix 2.

Language is Irrelevant

[41:44] If we made it a non-Arabic Quran they would have said, “Why did it come down in that language?” Whether it is Arabic or non-Arabic, say, “For those who believe, it is a guide and healing. As for those who disbelieve, they will be deaf and blind to it, as if they are being addressed from faraway.”

[41:45] We have given Moses the scripture and it was also disputed. If it were not for your Lord’s predetermined decision, they would have been judged immediately. Indeed, they harbor too many doubts.

[41:46] Whoever works righteousness does so for his own good, and whoever works evil does so to his own detriment. Your Lord is never unjust towards the people.

Idols Disown Their Followers

[41:47] With Him is the knowledge about the Hour (end of the world).* No fruits emerge from their sheaths, nor does any female conceive or give birth, without His knowledge. The day will come when He asks them: “Where are those idols that you set up beside Me?” They will say, “We proclaim to You that none of us bears witness to that.”

*41:47 God has revealed this knowledge through His Messenger of the Covenant (Appendix 25).

[41:48] The idols they had idolized will disown them, and they will realize that there will be no escape.

Bad Weather Friends

[41:49] The human being never tires of imploring for good things. And when adversity befalls him, he turns despondent, desperate.

[41:50] And when we bless him after suffering some adversity, he says, “This belongs to me. I do not believe that the Hour will ever come to pass. Even if I am returned to my Lord, I will find at Him better things.” Most certainly, we will inform the disbelievers of all their works, and will commit them to severe retribution.

[41:51] When we bless the human being, he turns away, and drifts farther and farther away, and when he suffers any affliction, he implores loudly.

[41:52] Proclaim: “What if this is truly from God, then you decide to reject it? Who are farther astray than those who decide to oppose this?”

A Great Prophecy*

[41:53] We will show them our proofs in the horizons, and within themselves, until they realize that this is the truth.* Is your Lord not sufficient as a witness of all things?

*41:53 The words that compose this verse are 19, and their gematrical values add up to 1387, 19×73. This great prophecy, together with 9:33, 48:28, 61:9 & 110:2 inform us that the whole world is destined to accept the Quran as God’s unaltered message (See Appendix 38).

[41:54] Indeed, they are doubtful about meeting their Lord. He is fully aware of all things.

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Free Quran Chapter 44: Smoke (Al-Dukhan)

Learn from GOD that the Quran is all we need, it details everything that we need to know for our salvation. We humans find things best if we have a map to look at. And that is exactly what the Quran is. It is a map that shows us how to navigate this life in order for us to enter paradise. It does sound too good to be true. I mean imagine if someone hands you a map leading to a big treasure that will make you rich for eternity. Of course you would follow such a map, right? Well, the Quran is such a map. But it also leads to the immortality you need to even be able to enjoy the eternal wealth. And the best thing of all is that it is a simple map. GOD made it all very easy.

Quran Chapter 44: Smoke (Al-Dukhan)

[44:0] In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

[44:1] H. M.

[44:2] And this enlightening scripture.

[44:3] We have sent it down in a blessed night, for we are to warn.

[44:4] In it (the scripture), every matter of wisdom is clarified.

[44:5] It is a predetermined command from us that we send messengers.

[44:6] This is a mercy from your Lord. He is the Hearer, the Omniscient.

[44:7] Lord of the heavens and the earth, and everything between them. If only you could be certain!

[44:8] There is no other god beside Him. He controls life and death; your Lord and the Lord of your ancestors.

[44:9] Indeed, they are doubtful, heedless.

The Smoke: A Major Prophecy*

[44:10] Therefore, watch for the day when the sky brings a profound smoke.*

*44:10 Only two signs are yet to be fulfilled, this smoke and Gog and Magog (Appendix 25).

[44:11] It will envelop the people; this is a painful retribution.

[44:12] “Our Lord, relieve this retribution for us; we are believers.”

God’s Messenger of the Covenant*

[44:13] Now that it is too late, they remember! An enlightening messenger had come to them.*

*44:13 The sum of sura and verse numbers (44+13) is 57, 19×3, and this Quranic code was proclaimed by God’s Messenger of the Covenant (Appendices 1, 2, & 26).

[44:14] But they turned away from him, saying, “Well educated, but crazy!”

[44:15] We will relieve the retribution for awhile; you will soon revert.

[44:16] The day we strike the big stroke, we will avenge.

[44:17] We have tested before them the people of Pharaoh; an honorable messenger went to them.

[44:18] Proclaiming: “Listen to me, servants of God. I am an honest messenger to you.”

[44:19] And, “Do not transgress against God. I bring to you powerful proofs.

[44:20] “I seek refuge in my Lord and your Lord, if you oppose me.

[44:21] “If you do not wish to believe, then simply leave me alone.”

[44:22] Subsequently, he implored his Lord: “These are wicked people.”

[44:23] (God said,) “Travel with My servants during the night; you will be pursued.

[44:24] “Cross the sea quickly; their troops will be drowned.”

[44:25] Thus, they left behind many gardens and springs.

[44:26] Crops and a luxurious life.

[44:27] Blessings that they enjoyed.

[44:28] All these we caused to be inherited by other people.

[44:29] Neither the heaven, nor the earth wept over them, and they were not respited.

[44:30] Meanwhile, we saved the Children of Israel from the humiliating persecution.

[44:31] From Pharaoh; he was a tyrant.

[44:32] We have chosen them from among all the people, knowingly.

[44:33] We showed them so many proofs, which constituted a great test.

Expect The Same Consequences

[44:34] The present generations say,

[44:35] “We only die the first death; we will never be resurrected!

[44:36] “Bring back our forefathers, if you are truthful.”

[44:37] Are they better than the people of Tubba` and others before them? We annihilated them for their crimes.

[44:38] We did not create the heavens and the earth, and everything between them, just to play.

[44:39] We created them for a specific purpose, but most of them do not know.

[44:40] The Day of Decision awaits them all.

[44:41] That is the day when no friend can help his friend in any way; no one can be helped.

[44:42] Only those who attain mercy from God. He is the Almighty, Most Merciful.

The Disbelievers

[44:43] Surely, the tree of bitterness –

[44:44] will provide the food for the sinful.

[44:45] Like lye, it will boil in the stomachs.

[44:46] Like the boiling of hellish drinks.

[44:47] Take him and throw him into the center of Hell.

[44:48] Then pour upon his head the retribution of the Inferno.

[44:49] “Taste this; you were so powerful, so honorable.”

[44:50] This is what you used to doubt.

The Righteous

[44:51] The righteous will be in a secure position.

[44:52] Enjoying gardens and springs.

[44:53] Wearing velvet and satin; close to each other.

[44:54] We grant them wonderful spouses.

[44:55] They enjoy in it all kinds of fruits, in perfect peace.

The Righteous Do Not Really Die*

[44:56] They do not taste death therein – beyond the first death – and He has spared them the retribution of Hell.

*44:56 As detailed in Appendix 17, the righteous do not really die; they move on directly to the same Paradise where Adam and Eve once lived. Compare this statement with the disbelievers’ statement in 40:11.

[44:57] Such is the blessing from your Lord. Such is the great triumph.

[44:58] We have thus clarified it in your language, that they may take heed.

[44:59] Therefore, wait; they too will have to wait.

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