003 - Soorah Aal-'Imraan - (The Family of 'Imraan) - [Madanee]
[003:023] Have you not seen those who have been given a portion of the Scripture? They are being invited to the Book of Allâh to settle their dispute, then a party of them turned away, and they are averse.
[003:024] This is because they say: "The Fire shall not touch us but for a number of days." And that which they used to invent regarding their religion has deceived them.
[003:025] How (will it be) when We gather them together on the Day about which there is no doubt (i.e. the Day of Resurrection). And each person will be paid in full what he has earned? And they will not be dealt with unjustly.
[003:026] Say (O Muhammad [sal-Allâhu 'alayhi wa sallam]): "O Allâh! Possessor of the kingdom, You give the kingdom to whom You will, and You take the kingdom from whom You will, and You endue with honour whom You will, and You humiliate whom You will. In Your Hand is the good. Verily, You are Able to do all things.
[003:027] You make the night to enter into the day, and You make the day to enter into the night (i.e. increase and decrease in the hours of the night and the day during winter and summer), You bring the living out of the dead, and You bring the dead out of the living. And You give wealth and sustenance to whom You will, without limit (measure or account).
[003:028] Let not the believers take the disbelievers as Auliyâ (supporters, helpers) instead of the believers, and whoever does that, will never be helped by Allâh in any way, except if you indeed fear a danger from them. And Allâh warns you against Himself (His punishment), and to Allâh is the final return.
[003:029] Say (O Muhammad [sal-Allâhu 'alayhi wa sallam]): "Whether you hide what is in your breasts or reveal it, Allâh knows it, and He knows what is in the heavens and what is in the earth. And Allâh is Able to do all things."
(V.3:26): See the footnote of (V.3:73)
(V.3:28) The Statement of Allâh [Subhânahu wa Ta'âla] "But Allâh warns you against Himself (i.e. His punishment)." (3:28).
Narrated 'Abdullâh [radhi-yAllâhu 'anhu]: The Prophet [sal-Allâhu 'alayhi wa sallam] said, "There is none who has a greater sense of Ghairah* than Allâh, and for that reason He has forbidden Al-Fawâhish, (the shameful deeds and sins, e.g. illegal sexual intercourse). And there is none who likes to be praised more than Allâh does." [Sahih Al-Bukhâri, 9/7403 (O.P.500)].
* Ghairah: a feeling of great fury and anger when one's honour and prestige are injured or challenged.