025 - Soorah al-Furqaan - (The Criterion) - [Makkee]

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[025:056] And We have sent you (O Muhammad [sal-All‚hu 'alayhi wa sallam]) only as a bearer of glad tidings and a warner.


[025:057] Say: "No reward do I ask of you for this (that which I have brought from my Lord and its preaching), except that whosoever wills, may take a Path to his Lord."


[025:058] And put your trust (O Muhammad [sal-All‚hu 'alayhi wa sallam]) in the Ever Living One Who dies not, and glorify His Praises, and Sufficient is He as the All-Knower of the sins of His slaves,


[025:059] Who created the heavens and the earth and all that is between them in six Days. Then He rose over (Istaw‚) the Throne (in a manner that suits His Majesty). The Most Gracious (All‚h)! Ask Him (O Prophet Muhammad [sal-All‚hu 'alayhi wa sallam], concerning His Qualities: His rising over His Throne, His creations), as He is KhabÓr (Well-Acquainted with everything, i.e. All‚h).


[025:060] And when it is said to them: "Prostrate yourselves to the Most Gracious (All‚h)!" They say: "And what is the Most Gracious? Shall we fall down in prostration to that which you (O Muhammad [sal-All‚hu 'alayhi wa sallam]) command us?" And it increases in them only aversion.


[025:061] Blessed is He (All‚h) Who has placed in the heaven big stars, and has placed therein a great lamp (sun), and a moon giving light.


[025:062] And He (All‚h) it is Who has put the night and the day in succession, for such who desires to remember or desires to show his gratitude.


[025:063] And the (faithful) slaves of the Most Gracious (All‚h) are those who walk on the earth in humility and sedateness, and when the foolish address them (with bad words) they reply back with mild words of gentleness.


[025:064] And those who spend the night in worship of their Lord, prostrate and standing.


[025:065] And those who say: "Our Lord! Avert from us the torment of Hell. Verily, its torment is ever an inseparable, permanent punishment."


[025:066] Evil indeed it (Hell) is as an abode and as a place to rest in.


[025:067] And those who, when they spend, are neither extravagant nor niggardly, but hold a medium (way) between those (extremes).




* (V.25:60) Prostration (see the List of Prostration Places at the end).


(V.25:64) Ibn 'Abb‚s [radhi-yAll‚hu 'anhu] said: "Whosoever prayed two Rak'at or more after the 'Isha (night) prayer, will be considered like those mentioned in this Verse." And Al-Kalbi said: "Whosoever prayed two Rak'at after the Maghrib (evening) prayer, and four Rak'at after the 'Ish‚ (night) prayer will be considered like those mentioned in this Verse." (TafsÓr Al-QurtubÓ).


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