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

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[007:196] "Verily, my Walî (Protector, Supporter, and Helper) is Allâh Who has revealed the Book (the Qur'ân), and He protects (supports and helps) the righteous.

 

[007:197] "And those whom you call upon besides Him (Allâh) cannot help you nor can they help themselves."

 

[007:198] And if you call them to guidance, they hear not and you will see them looking at you, yet they see not.

 

[007:199] Show forgiveness, enjoin what is good, and turn away from the foolish (i.e. don't punish them).

 

[007:200] And if an evil whisper comes to you from Shaitân (Satan), then seek refuge with Allâh. Verily, He is All-Hearer, All-Knower.

 

[007:201] Verily, those who are Al-Muttaqűn (the pious. See V.2:2), when an evil thought comes to them from Shaitân (Satan), they remember (Allâh), and (indeed) they then see (aright).

 

[007:202] But (as for) their brothers (the devils) they (i.e. the devils) plunge them deeper into error, and they never stop short.

 

[007:203] And if you do not bring them a miracle [according to their (i.e. Quraish pagans') proposal], they say: "Why have you not brought it?" Say: "I but follow what is revealed to me from my Lord. This (the Qur'ân) is nothing but evidences from your Lord, and a guidance and a mercy for a people who believe."

 

[007:204] So, when the Qur'ân is recited, listen to it, and be silent that you may receive mercy [i.e. during the compulsory congregational prayers when the Imâm (of a mosque) is leading the prayer (except Sűrat Al-Fâtihah), and also when he is delivering the Friday-prayer Khutbah]. (Tafsir At-Tabari)

 

[007:205] And remember your Lord within yourself, humbly and with fear and without loudness in words, in the mornings and in the afternoons, and be not of those who are neglectful.

 

[007:206] Surely, those who are with your Lord (angels) are never too proud to perform acts of worship to Him, but they glorify His Praise and prostrate themselves before Him.

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(V.7:203): Narrated Anas [radhi-yAllâhu 'anhu] that the Makkan people (Quraish pagans) requested Allâh's Messenger [sal-Allâhu 'alayhi wa sallam] to show them a miracle, and so he showed them the splitting of the moon.

[Sahih Al-Bukhâri, 4/3637 (O.P.831)]

 

(V.7:205): See the footnote of (V.13:28).

 

(V.7:206) Prostration (see the List of Prostration Places at the end).

 

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