007 - Soorah al-A'raaf - (The Heights (or The Wall with Elevations)) - [Makkee]

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[007:156] "And ordain for us good in this world, and in the Hereafter. Certainly we have turned to You." He said: (As to) My punishment I afflict therewith whom I will and My Mercy embraces all things. That (Mercy) I shall ordain for those who are the Muttaqűn (the pious. See V.2:2), and give Zakât (obligatory charity); and those who believe in Our Ayât (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs and revelations, etc.);

 

[007:157] Those who follow the Messenger, the Prophet who can neither read nor write (i.e. Muhammad [sal-Allâhu 'alayhi wa sallam]) whom they find written with them in the Taurât (Torah) (Deut, xviii 15) and the Injîl (Gospel) (John, xiv 16) with them, – he commands them for Al-Ma'rűf (i.e. Islâmic Monotheism and all that Islâm has ordained); and forbids them from Al-Munkar (i.e. disbelief, polytheism of all kinds, and all that Islâm has forbidden); he allows them as lawful At-Tayyibât (i.e. all good and lawful as regards things, deeds, beliefs, persons and foods), and prohibits them as unlawful Al-Khabâ'ith (i.e. all evil and unlawful as regards things, deeds, beliefs, persons and foods), he releases them from their heavy burdens (of Allâh's Covenant with the Children of Israel), and from the fetters (bindings) that were upon them. So those who believe in him (Muhammad [sal-Allâhu 'alayhi wa sallam]), honour him, help him, and follow the light (the Qur'ân) which has been sent down with him, it is they who will be the successful.

 

[007:158] Say (O Muhammad [sal-Allâhu 'alayhi wa sallam]): "O mankind! Verily, I am sent to you all as the Messenger of Allâh – to Whom belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth. Lâ ilâha illa Huwa (none has the right to be worshipped but He). It is He Who gives life and causes death. So believe in Allâh and His Messenger (Muhammad [sal-Allâhu 'alayhi wa sallam]), the Prophet who can neither read nor write (i.e. Muhammad [sal-Allâhu 'alayhi wa sallam]), who believes in Allâh and His Words [(this Qur'ân), the Taurât (Torah) and the Injîl (Gospel) and also Allâh's Word: "Be!" – and he was, i.e. 'Îsâ (Jesus) son of Maryam (Mary), ['alayhis-salâm]], and follow him so that you may be guided."

 

[007:159] And of the people of Műsâ (Moses) there is a community who lead (the men) with truth and establish justice therewith (i.e. judge among men with truth and justice).

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(V.7:157) There exists in the Taurât (Torah) and the Injîl (Gospel), even after the original text has been distorted, clear prophecies indicating the coming of Prophet Muhammad [sal-Allâhu 'alayhi wa sallam], e.g. Deut. 18:18; 21:21; Psl. 118:22-23; Isa. 42:1-13; Hab. 3:3-4; Matt. 21:42-43; Jn.14:12-17, 26-28; 16:7-14.

 

(V.7:157)

A) "O you who have been given the Scripture (Jews and Christians)! Believe in what We have revealed (to Muhammad ) confirming what is (already) with you, before We efface faces [by making them (faces) like the backs of the necks; without nose, mouth and eyes], and turn them hindwards, or curse them as We cursed the Sabbath-breakers. And the Commandment of Allâh is always executed." (V.4:47).

B) See (V.57:28) and its footnote.

 

(V.7:158) See the footnote (A) of the (V.2:252).

 

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