Surah 6 - Al An'am THE CATTLE
006.001 Praise be to God, Who created the heavens and the earth, and made the Darkness and the Light. Yet those who reject Faith hold (others) as equal, with their Guardian-Lord.
006.002 He it is Who created you from clay, and then decreed a stated term (for you). And there is in His presence another determined term; yet ye doubt within yourselves!
006.003 And He is God in the heavens and on earth. He knoweth what ye hide, and what ye reveal, and He knoweth the (recompense) which ye earn (by your deeds).
006.004 But never did a single one of the Signs of their Lord reach them, but they turned away therefrom.
006.005 And now they reject the truth when it reaches them: but soon shall they learn the reality of what they used to mock at.
006.006 See they not how many of those before them We did destroy?- generations We had established on the earth, in strength such as We have not given to you - for whom We poured out rain from the skies in abundance, and gave (fertile) streams flowing beneath their (feet): yet for their sins We destroyed them, and raised in their wake fresh generations (to succeed them).
006.007 If We had sent unto thee a written (Message) on parchment, so that they could touch it with their hands, the Unbelievers would have been sure to say: " This is nothing but obvious magic!"
006.008 They say: "Why is not an angel sent down to him?" If We did send downan angel, the matter would be settled at once, and no respite would be granted them.
006.009 If We had made it an angel, We should have sent him as a man, and We should certainly have caused them confusion in a matter which they have already covered with confusion.
006.010 Mocked were (many) apostles before thee; but their scoffers were hemmed in by the thing that they mocked.
006.011 Say: "Travel through the earth and see what was the end of those who rejected Truth."
006.012 Say: "To whom belongeth all that is in the heavens and on earth?" Say: "To God. He hath inscribed for Himself (the rule of) Mercy. That He will gather you together for the Day of Judgment, there is no doubt whatever. It is they who have lost their own souls, that will not believe.
006.013 To Him belongeth all that dwelleth (or lurketh) in the night and the day. For He is the one who heareth and knoweth all things."
006.014 Say: "Shall I take for my protector any other than God, the Maker of the heavens and the earth? And He it is that feedeth but is not fed." Say: "Nay! but I am commanded to be the first of those who bow to God (in Islam), and be not thou of the company of those who join gods with God."
006.015 Say: "I would, if I disobeyed my Lord, indeed have fear of the Penalty of a Mighty Day.
006.016 "On that day, if the Penalty is averted from any, it is due to God's Mercy; And that would be (Salvation), the obvious fulfilment of all desire.
006.017 "If God touch thee with affliction, none can remove it but He; if He touch thee with happiness, He hath power over all things.
006.018 "He is the Irresistible, (watching) from above over His worshippers; and He is the Wise, acquainted with all things."
006.019 Say: "What thing is most weighty in evidence?" Say: "God is witness between me and you; This Qur'an hath been revealed to me by inspiration, that I may warn you and all whom it reaches. Can ye possibly bear witness that besides God there is another God?" Say: "Nay! I cannot bear witness!" Say: "But in truth He is the one God, and I truly am innocent of (your blasphemy of) joining others with Him."
006.020 Those to whom We have given the Book know this as they know their own sons. Those who have lost their own souls refuse therefore to believe.