029 - Soorah al-'Ankaboot - (The Spider) - [Makkee]
[029:046] And argue not with the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians), unless it be in (a way) that is better (with good words and in good manner, inviting them to Islâmic Monotheism with His Verses), except with such of them as do wrong, and say (to them): "We believe in that which has been revealed to us and revealed to you; our Ilâh (God) and your Ilâh (God) is One (i.e. Allâh), and to Him we have submitted (as Muslims)."
[029:047] And thus We have sent down the Book (i.e. this Qur'ân) to you (O Muhammad [sal-Allâhu 'alayhi wa sallam]), and those whom We gave the Scripture [the Taurât (Torah) and the Injîl (Gospel) aforetime] believe therein as also do some of these (who are present with you now like 'Abdullâh bin Salâm) and none but the disbelievers reject Our Ayât [(proofs, signs, verses, lessons, etc.,) and deny Our Oneness of Lordship and Our Oneness of worship and Our Oneness of Our Names and Qualities: i.e. Islâmic Monotheism].
[029:048] Neither did you (O Muhammad [sal-Allâhu 'alayhi wa sallam]) read any book before it (this Qur'ân) nor did you write any book (whatsoever) with your right hand. In that case, indeed, the followers of falsehood might have doubted.
[029:049] Nay, but they, the clear Ayât [i.e. the description and the qualities of Prophet Muhammad [sal-Allâhu 'alayhi wa sallam] written in the Taurât (Torah) and the Injîl (Gospel)] are preserved in the breasts of those who have been given knowledge (among the people of the Scriptures). And none but the Zâliműn (polytheists and wrong doers) deny Our Ayât (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.).
[029:050] And they say: "Why are not signs sent down to him from his Lord? Say: "The signs are only with Allâh, and I am only a plain warner."
[029:051] Is it not sufficient for them that We have sent down to you the Book (the Qur'ân) which is recited to them? Verily, herein is mercy and a reminder (or an admonition) for a people who believe.
[029:052] Say (to them O Muhammad [sal-Allâhu 'alayhi wa sallam]): "Sufficient is Allâh for a witness between me and you. He knows what is in the heavens and on earth." And those who believe in Bâtil (all false deities other than Allâh), and disbelieve in Allâh (and in His Oneness), it is they who are the losers.
(V.29:47) See the footnote of (V.5:66).
(V.29:49) See the footnote of (V.2:76)
a) Narrated Abű Hurairah [radhi-yAllâhu 'anhu]: The Prophet [sal-Allâhu 'alayhi wa sallam] said, "Allâh does not listen to anything as He listens to the Prophet reciting the Qur'ân in a nice, loud and pleasant tone." Sufyân said, "This saying means: The Prophet regards the Qur'ân as something that makes him dispense with much worldly pleasure."
[Sahih Al-Bukhari, 6/5024 (O.P.542)]
b) Narrated Abű Hurairah [radhi-yAllâhu 'anhu]: Allâh's Messenger [sal-Allâhu 'alayhi wa sallam] said, "Not to wish to be the like of except two men: A man whom Allâh has taught the Qur'ân and he recites it during some hours of the night and during some hours of the day, and his neighbour listens to him and says, 'I wish I had been given what has been given to so-and-so, so that I might do what he does'; and a man whom Allâh has given wealth and he spends it (according to what Allâh has ordained) in a just and right manner, whereupon another man may say, 'I wish I had been given what so-and-so has been given, for then I would do what he does.' " [Sahih Al-Bukhari, 6/5026 (O.P.544)]