010 - Soorah Yoonus - ((Prophet) Jonah) - [Makkee]
[010:098] Was there any town (community) that believed (after seeing the punishment), and its Faith (at that moment) saved it (from the punishment)? (The answer is none) Ė except the people of YŻnus (Jonah); when they believed, We removed from them the torment of disgrace in the life of the (present) world, and permitted them to enjoy for a while.
[010:099] And had your Lord willed, those on earth would have believed, all of them together. So, will you (O Muhammad [sal-All‚hu 'alayhi wa sallam]) then compel mankind, until they become believers.
[010:100] It is not for any person to believe, except by the Leave of All‚h, and He will put the wrath on those who are heedless.
[010:101] Say: "Behold all that is in the heavens and the earth," but neither Ay‚t (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) nor warners benefit those who believe not.
[010:102] Then do they wait for (anything) except for (a destruction) like that of the days of the men who passed away before them? Say: "Wait then, I am (also) with you among those who wait."
[010:103] Then (in the end) We save Our Messengers and those who believe! Thus it is incumbent upon Us to save the believers.
[010:104] Say (O Muhammad [sal-All‚hu 'alayhi wa sallam]): "O you mankind! If you are in doubt as to my religion (Isl‚m), then (know that) I will never worship those whom you worship besides All‚h. But I worship All‚h Who causes you to die, and I am commanded to be one of the believers.
[010:105] "And (it is revealed to me): Direct your face (O Muhammad [sal-All‚hu 'alayhi wa sallam]) entirely towards the religion HanÓf (Isl‚mic Monotheism, i.e. to worship none but All‚h Alone), and never be one of the MushrikŻn (those who ascribe partners to All‚h, polytheists, idolaters, disbelievers in the Oneness of All‚h, and those who worship others along with All‚h).
[010:106] "And invoke not besides All‚h any such that will neither profit you nor harm you, but if (in case) you did so, you shall certainly be one of the Z‚limŻn (polytheists and wrong doers)."
(V.10:106) See the footnote of (V.2:165).