023 - Soorah al-Mu.minoon - (The Believers) - [Makkee]

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[023:043] No nation can advance their term, nor can they delay it.

 

[023:044] Then We sent Our Messengers in succession. Every time there came to a nation their Messenger, they denied him; so, We made them follow one another (to destruction), and We made them as Ahadīth (true stories for mankind to learn a lesson). So, away with a people who believe not!

 

[023:045] Then We sent Mūsā (Moses) and his brother Hārūn (Aaron), with Our Ayāt (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) and manifest authority,

 

[023:046] To Fir'aun (Pharaoh) and his chiefs, but they behaved insolently and they were people self-exalting (by disobeying their Lord, and exalting themselves over and above the Messenger of Allāh).

 

[023:047] They said: "Shall we believe in two men like ourselves, and their people are obedient to us with humility (and we use them to serve us as we like)!"

 

[023:048] So, they denied them both [Mūsā (Moses) and Hārūn (Aaron)] and became of those who were destroyed.

 

[023:049] And indeed We gave Mūsā (Moses) the Scripture, that they may be guided.

 

[023:050] And We made the son of Maryam (Mary) and his mother as a sign, and We gave them refuge on high ground, a place of rest, security and flowing streams.

 

[023:051] O (you) Messengers! Eat of the Tayyibāt [all kinds of Halāl foods which Allāh has made lawful (meat of slaughtered eatable animals, milk products, fats, vegetables, fruits, etc.)] and do righteous deeds. Verily, I am All-Knower of what you do.

 

[023:052] And verily, this your religion (of Islāmic Monotheism) is one religion, and I am your Lord, so fear (keep your duty to) Me.

 

[023:053] But they (men) have broken their religion among them into sects, each group rejoicing in what is with it (as its beliefs).

 

[023:054] So, leave them in their error for a time.

 

[023:055] Do they think that in wealth and children with which We enlarge them

 

[023:056] We hasten to them with good things. Nay, [it is a Fitnah (trial) in this worldly life so that they will have no share of good things in the Hereafter] but they perceive not. (Tafsir Al-Qurtubi)

 

[023:057] Verily, those who live in awe for fear of their Lord;

 

[023:058] And those who believe in the Ayāt (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) of their Lord;

 

[023:059] And those who join not anyone (in worship) as partners with their Lord;

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(V.23:53) See the footnote of (V.3:103).

 

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