Tag: Wahiduddin Khan
Or their case is like that of heavy rain pouring down from the clouds, accompanied by darkness, thunder and lightning; they thrust their fingers in their ears at the sound of thunderclaps for fear of death. God thus encompasses those who deny the truth.
When your Lord said to the angels, “I am putting a successor on earth,” they said, “Will You place someone there who will cause corruption on it and shed blood, while we glorify You with Your praise and extol Your holiness?” [God] answered, “Surely, I know that which you do not know.”
The lightning almost takes away their sight: whenever it flashes upon them, they walk on, but as soon as darkness falls around them, they stand still. Indeed, if God pleased, He could take away their hearing and their sight: God has power over all things.
who made the earth a bed, and the sky a canopy; and it is He who sends down rain from above for the growth of every kind of food for your sustenance. And do not knowingly set up rivals to God.
Then He said, “O Adam, tell them their names.” When Adam had told them the names, God said to the angels, “Did I not say to you: I know the secrets of the heavens and of the earth, and I know what you reveal and what you conceal?”
If you are in doubt about the revelation We have sent down to Our servant, then produce a single chapter like it, and call upon your helpers besides God, if you are truthful.
But if you cannot do it, and you can never do it, then guard yourselves against the Fire whose fuel is men and stones, prepared for those who deny the truth.
When they meet those who believe, they say, “We believe.” But when they are alone with their evil leaders, they say, “We are really with you; we were only mocking.”
Give the good news to those who believe and do good works, that they will have Gardens through which rivers flow: whenever they are given fruit to eat they will say, “This is what we were provided with before,” because they were given similar things. And there will be pure spouses for them, and they will abide there forever.
God does not disdain to give a parable about a gnat or a smaller creature. The faithful know that it is the truth from their Lord, but those who deny the truth ask, “What could God mean by this parable?” He lets many go astray through it, and guides many by it. But He makes only the disobedient go astray:
those who break God’s covenant after they have pledged to keep it, and sever whatever God has ordered to be joined, and spread corruption in the land — it is they who are the losers.
And when they are told, “Believe as other people have believed,” they say, “Are we to believe just as fools believe?” Surely they are the fools, even though they do not realize it.