Monday, December 29, 2014

The lineage of Muhammad to Abraham and Ishmael according to the Quran

The Christians and the Jews claimed that they have irrefutable proofs that can put to rest forever all Muhammadan and Arab claims for ever having had any prior knowledge of Abraham, Ishmael or anything else in the Bible before  their 'revelation' by Muhammad in his Quran.
In the Bible it is stated: And he said, Hagar, Sarai's maid, where did you come from? and where will you go? And she said: I flee from the face of my mistress Sarai. And the angel of the Lord said to her return to your mistress, and submit yourself under her hands. And the angel of the Lord said to her, I will multiply your seed exceedingly, that it shall not be counted for multitude. And the angel of the Lord said to her, Behold, you are with child, and shall bear a son, and shall call his name Ishmael because the Lord has heard your affliction. And he will be a wild man; his hand will be against every man, and every man's hand against him; and he shall live in the presence of all his brothers". (Genesis 16:8-12)
They claimed that as usual, Arab 'tradition' is not supported by the Bible - which is after all, the only original source of the story of Ishmael - or any other recorded and independent story. The version in the Quran is a perverted one copied from the Midrash (Ginsberg's Legends of the Jews) in the 'Akedah'.  Muhammad - presumably with the connivance of the angel Gabriel - was very busy plagiarizing and perverting at will, from the Bible and Hebrew Scriptures whatever suited his agenda. They said that the facts remain that not once, is there any reference in the Quran - whether implicit or explicit - for any relationship between Abraham, Ishmael and the Arabs. The only assertion made in the Quran is that they were the 'Fathers' of Monotheism/Islam.
However the claim by the Christians and the Jews that there is no record whatsoever in the Quran is false and that the claim Prophet Muhammad plagiarized some of the information from the Bible is totally absurd as the following verses of the Quran will proved otherwise.
The first House of worship was built in Bakkata an area in Makkah
In the Quran it is stated that the first house built for mankind is located in a small area in Makkah known as the Sacred Precinct called Bakkata and here it is well known as the place where Abraham performed his pilgrimage. Allah described the place as follow: The first House (of worship) appointed for men was that at Bakkata: Full of blessing and of guidance for all kinds of beings: In it are Signs Manifest; (for example), the Station of Abraham; whoever enters it attains security; Pilgrimage thereto is a duty men owe to Allah, those who can afford the journey; but if any deny faith, Allah stands not in need of any of His creatures. (Surah 3:96-97)
The House in Bakkata was made the place for assembly and to be sanctified
Allah made declaration that the House and Bakkata is to be the place of assembly for mankind for performing the pilgrimage. The responsibilities were given to Abraham and his son Ishmael when they visited the place as being stated in the Quran as follows: Remember We made the House a place of assembly for men and a place of safety; and take ye the station of Abraham as a place of prayer; and We covenanted with Abraham and Ishmael, that they should sanctify My House for those who compass it round, or use it as a retreat, or bow, or prostrate themselves (therein in prayer). (Surah 2:125)
Abraham and Ishmael left some of their progenies to settle in Makkah
Since the pilgrimage was an annual affair and both of them frequently performed their responsibilities at Makkah, Abraham prayed to Allah to make the place to be at peace and security and decided to leave some of his progenies to settle near the Sacred Precinct and he prayed to Allah as stated: Remember Abraham said: "O my Lord! Make this city one of peace and security: and preserve me and my sons from worshipping idols. "O my Lord! They have indeed led astray many among mankind; He then who follows my (ways) is of me, and he that disobeys me, but Thou art indeed Oft-forgiving, Most Merciful. "O our Lord! I have made some of my offspring to dwell in a valley without cultivation, by Thy Sacred House; in order, O our Lord, that they may establish regular Prayer: so fill the hearts of some among men with love towards them, and feed them with fruits: so that they may give thanks. (Surah 14:35-37)
The Quran also confirmed that not only Abraham made the prayer but at specific place by the Sacred House or the Kaabah both Abraham and his son Ishmael made the prayer together for their descendants to be settled there to be blessed as Muslims when they turned to Allah as stated: And remember Abraham and Ishmael raised the foundations of the House (With this prayer): "Our Lord! Accept (this service) from us: For Thou art the All-Hearing, the All-knowing. "Our Lord! Make of us Muslims, bowing to Thy (Will), and of our progeny a people Muslim, bowing to Thy (will); and show us our place for the celebration of (due) rites; and turn unto us (in Mercy); for Thou art the Oft-Returning, Most Merciful.”  (Surah 2:127-128)    
And both of them also prayed to Allah that they have one of their descendants as an Apostle representing the people of this place and they prayed: "Our Lord! Send amongst them a Messenger of their own, who shall rehearse Thy Signs to them and instruct them in scripture and wisdom, and sanctify them: For Thou art the Exalted in Might, the Wise." (Surah 2:129)
Allah fulfilled the prayer of Abraham and Ishmael and through their progenies who settled in Makkah Muhammad was borne
Muhammad lineage can be traced in the Quran to Abraham and Ishmael as his ancestors were the keeper of the Kaabah or the Sacred House in Makkah. Since Abraham prayed for righteous son he was honored with two sons mentioned in the Quran as Ishmael and Isaac and both of them were made messenger and prophet as stated in this verse of Ishmael: Also mention in the Book (the story of) Ishmael He was (strictly) true to what he promised, and he was a messenger (and) a prophet (Surah 19:54) and the mentioned of Isaac as stated: And We gave him the good news of Isaac a prophet, one of the righteous (Surah 37:112). However it is through Ishmael that the Prophet Muhammad (Pbuh) had his lineage established as is stated here in the Quran where the progeny of Ishmael was blessed and also chosen to hold the covenant with Allah as stated: And Ishmael and Elisha, and Jonas, and Lot: and to all We gave favor above the nations: (To them) and to their fathers, and progeny and brethren: We chose them, and we guided them to a straight way. (Surah 6:86-87)
Allah established His covenant with Prophet Muhammad and his people the Quraish
Prophet Muhammad was made a prophet and Allah established His covenant with him: And remember We took from the prophets their covenant: As We did from thee (O Muhammad): from Noah, Abraham, Moses, and Jesus the son of Mary: We took from them a solemn covenant: That Allah may question the (custodians) of Truth concerning the Truth they were charged with: And He has prepared for the Unbelievers a grievous Penalty. (Surah 33:7-8)
Apart from Muhammad who Allah made a prophet, his people the Quraish was also chosen. There is a Surah in the Quran which confirmed that Allah establish His covenant with the Quraish the people of Muhammad which states that as they serves Allah He will provide them with food and security by His Sacred House as stated: For the covenants (of security and safeguard enjoyed) by the Quraish, Their covenants (covering) journeys by winter and summer, Let them serve the Lord of this House, Who provides them with food against hunger, and with security against fear (of danger). (Surah 106)
The Quran exposed the fabrication in the Torah that only through Isaac the covenant was given
Although the Quran gave recognition that Ishmael was made a messenger and a prophet the Bible completely abandoned his personalities as being a competitor to Isaac. And God according to the Bible have chosen Isaac because he was the one God wanted Abraham to sacrifice and because of this the Christians and the Jews believed that this is something good when being chosen to be sacrificed: And he (God) said, take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of (Genesis 22:2)
However this command in the Bible to sacrifice a child is defined as despicable and is highly controversial because the Quran confirmed that there is no command by God to Abraham to sacrifice his son but the sacrifice of the son happened only in his dream when he was sleeping. When the child grows older Abraham confided by telling him what happened to his soul in his sleep: Then, when (the son) reached the age of (serious) work with him, he said: "O my son! I see in my dream that I offer thee in sacrifice: Now see what is thy view!" (The son) said: "O my father! Do as thou art commanded: thou will find me, if Allah so wills one practicing Patience and Constancy!" (Surah 37:102). Abraham would have obeyed his twisted soul to sacrifice his son but Allah told him he has fulfilled what his soul wish to do in his dream as stated in the Quran: We called out to him "O Abraham!  "Thou hast already fulfilled the dream!" - thus indeed do We reward those who do right.  For this was obviously a trial-And We ransomed him with a momentous sacrifice: And We left (this blessing) for him among generations (to come) in later times: (Surah 37:104-108). Thus it was Allah mercy that saved Abraham from what his soul wish to do as he has been a  good and righteous man. The reward for Abraham is the exchange of an animal for his son and this is a big trial for Abraham against his own soul.
The Quran as guardian (muhaiminan) over previous scriptures
The Quran is the guardian over previous scriptures as it is watchful over fabrications against the truth of what Allah had sent through the prophets in the previous scriptures. The Quran as guardian (Muhaiminan) is stated in the following verse which says: To thee We sent the Scripture in truth, confirming the scripture that came before it, and guarding it in safety: so judge between them by what Allah hath revealed, and follow not their vain desires, diverging from the Truth that hath come to thee. To each among you have we prescribed a law and an open way. If Allah had so willed, He would have made you a single people, but (His plan is) to test you in what He hath given you: so strive as in a race in all virtues. The goal of you all is to Allah; it is He that will show you the truth of the matters in which ye dispute (Surah 5:48).
Thus the Quran exposed that God commanded Abraham to sacrifice his only son Isaac stated in the Bible as falsehood and that not only the offer to kill is wrong but also Isaac was not the only son of Abraham there was another son older than Isaac who is called Ishmael. Here it can also be said that the Bible has turned God into a liar.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

The Quran proved that Ishmael was offered for sacrifice not Isaac

The Christians and the Jews claimed that the Quran was interpreted wrongly and falsely declared that it was Ishmael and not Isaac who was offered as a sacrifice to Allah, upon the alleged authority of the angel Gabriel.  The following verses of the Quran are being referred:                                                      
 "O my Lord! grant me a righteous (son)!" So We gave him the good news of a boy ready to suffer and forbear.  Then when (the son) reached (the age of) (serious) work with him he said: "O my son! I see in vision that I offer thee in sacrifice: now see what is thy view!" (The son) said: "O my father! Do as thou art commanded: thou will find me if Allah so wills one practicing Patience and Constancy!" So when they had both submitted their wills and He had laid Him prostrate on his forehead (for sacrifice). We called out to him "O Abraham!  "Thou hast already fulfilled the vision!" thus indeed do We reward those who do right For this was obviously a trial. And We ransomed him with a momentous sacrifice (Surah 37:100-107)
They claimed that the above version, if it were Ishmael, is totally irreconcilable with the original story in the Torah (as given directly to Moses by the Almighty). Genesis 22:1- 2:  And it came to pass after these things, that God tested Abraham, and said to him, Abraham; and he said, Behold, here I am. And He said, Take now your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell you". The Almighty made it crystal clear to Abraham by emphasizing that his 'ONLY SON', Isaac, was the one from his first wife Sarah and not from his concubine Hagar thus eliminating Ishmael from both the attempted sacrifice as well as from the blessing of inheriting the Promised Land. Secondly the Christians and the Jews also claimed that not once is the name of Ishmael mentioned in all the above verses. If it were Ishmael, why not call his name and identify him?
First and foremost, the verses in the Quran asserts that Abraham was telling his son that he saw a vision in his dream that he offer the boy for sacrifice. Allah in the Quran did not command Abraham to slaughter his son it was just a dream that Abraham had and he felt that he wanted to fulfill his dream. It is only in the Bible that God ordered Abraham to offer Isaac as a burnt offering so to be sacrificed. Contrary to the Bible the Quran make clear command not to kill any children as stated in this verse which says: “Kill not your children for fear of want: We shall provide sustenance for them as well as for you. Verily the killing of them is a great sin” (Surah 17:31). Therefore claiming that God command in the Bible for Abraham to slaughter his son is a falsehood being fabricated in the Bible. The other falsehood being fabricated in the Bible in the choice of Isaac whom the Bible claimed he was the only son to Abraham whereas there is another son Ishmael who was the first borne. The excuse that the real first borne was not recognized by God is that the mother was a concubine is a flagrant flaw as the Bible itself recognized Hagar as a legitimate wife as stated: And Sarai Abram's wife took Hagar her maid the Egyptian, after Abram had dwelt ten years in the land of Canaan, and gave her to her husband Abram to be his wife. (Genesis 16:3).
Thus it can be deduced that the falsehood fabricated in the Bible was intended to promote only the Jewish and their generation as a favored people of God. However the Quran expressed contrary to that view in which Allah says in the Quran:  Allah will not leave the believers in the state in which ye are now, until He separates what is evil from what is good or will He disclose to you the secrets of the Unseen. But He chooses of His Messengers (For the purpose) whom He pleases. So believe in Allah. And His messengers: And if ye believe and do right, ye have a reward without measure. (Surah 3:179)
The claim that Ishmael was not mentioned in any of the above verses was a lame excuse because if they do a little bit if thinking and make a small research in the Quran they will come to know that Allah does not have to mention the name of Ishmael as it will become obvious. In the Quran only two names of the sons of Abraham were mentioned as stated: "Praise be to Allah, Who hath granted unto me in old age Ishmael and Isaac: for truly my Lord is He, the Hearer of Prayer! (Surah 14:39). The mother of Isaac was a barren woman as stated in this verse: But his wife came forward (laughing) aloud: she smote her forehead and said: "A barren old woman!" (Surah 51:29). Thus there was no child before Isaac to this woman. Then Abraham prays for a righteous son "O my Lord! Grant me a righteous (son)!" So We gave him the good news of a boy ready to suffer and forbear. (Surah 37:100-101).
Since this same boy was mentioned growing up reaching the age of serious work Abraham told him of his intention.  As this same boy was offered for sacrifice he cannot be Isaac because he was not borne yet the mother being barren (Surah 51:29). Also the birth of Isaac is the reward of Abraham obeying Allah to cancel the sacrifice of that son and replacing with a momentous sacrifice. Therefore the sacrificial son cannot also be the reward son. As the reward son being mentioned was Isaac then the sacrificial son must be Ishmael. Allah need not put the name there as it is obvious it is either Ishmael or Isaac but the verses pin point to  Ishmael.
The complete story of the episode is stated below for easy reference:
"O my Lord! Grant me a righteous (son)!" So We gave him the good news of a boy ready to suffer and forbear. Then, when (the son) reached (the age of) (serious) work with him, he said: "O my son! I see in vision that I offer thee in sacrifice: Now see what is thy view!" (The son) said: "O my father! Do as thou art commanded: thou will find me, if Allah so wills one practicing Patience and Constancy!" So when they had both submitted their wills (to Allah), and he had laid him prostrate on his forehead (for sacrifice), We called out to him "O Abraham!  "Thou hast already fulfilled the vision!" - thus indeed do We reward those who do right. For this was obviously a trial- And We ransomed him with a momentous sacrifice:  And We left (this blessing) for him among generations (to come) in later times: "Peace and salutation to Abraham!"  Thus indeed do We reward those who do right for he was one of our believing servants.  And We gave him the good news of Isaac - a prophet, one of the Righteous. (Surah 37:100-112)

Friday, November 14, 2014

More Examples Of Verses Of Remembrance Of Allah


Further listing of verses for the remembrance of Allah from the Quran:

ٱللَّهُ خَـٰلِقُ كُلِّ شَىۡءٍ۬ وَهُوَ ٱلۡوَٲحِدُ ٱلۡقَهَّـٰرُ (١٦)
Allah is the Creator of all things: He is the One, the Supreme and Irresistible. (Surah 13:16)
إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ لَا يُخۡلِفُ ٱلۡمِيعَادَ (٣١)
Verily Allah will not fail in His promise. (Surah 13:31)
فَلِلَّهِ ٱلۡمَكۡرُ جَمِيعً۬ا‌ۖ يَعۡلَمُ مَا تَكۡسِبُ كُلُّ نَفۡسٍ۬‌ۗ (٤٢)
For in all things the master planning is Allah's. He knoweth the doings of every soul: (Surah 13:42)
فَإِنَّ ٱللَّهَ لَغَنِىٌّ حَمِيدٌ (٨)
For verily Allah is Free of all wants Worthy of all praise. (Surah 14:8)
إِنَّ رَبِّى لَسَمِيعُ ٱلدُّعَآءِ (٣٩)
Verily my Lord is He, the Hearer of Prayer! (Surah 14:39)
إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ عَزِيزٌ۬ ذُو ٱنتِقَامٍ۬ (٤٧)
Indeed Allah is Exalted in power― the Lord of Retribution. (Surah 14:47)
إِنَّهُ ۥ حَكِيمٌ عَلِيمٌ۬ (٢٥)
Indeed He is Perfect in Wisdom and Knowledge. (Surah 15:25)
إِنَّ رَبَّكَ ( رَبِّى )  هُوَ ٱلۡخَلَّـٰقُ ٱلۡعَلِيمُ (٨٦)
For verily it is thy (my) Lord Who is the Master-Creator, knowing all things. (Surah 15:86)
خَلَقَ ٱلسَّمَـٰوَٲتِ وَٱلۡأَرۡضَ بِٱلۡحَقِّ‌ۚ تَعَـٰلَىٰ عَمَّا يُشۡرِكُونَ (٣)
He has created the heavens and the earth for just ends: far is He above having the partners they ascribe to Him! (Surah 16:3)
وَعَلَى ٱللَّهِ قَصۡدُ ٱلسَّبِيلِ (٩)
And unto Allah leads straight the Way, (Surah 16:9)
إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ عَلِيمٌ۬ قَدِيرٌ۬ (٧٠)
Indeed Allah is All-Knowing, All-Powerful. (Surah 16:70)
سُبۡحَـٰنَهُ ۥ وَتَعَـٰلَىٰ عَمَّا يَقُولُونَ عُلُوًّ۬ا كَبِيرً۬ا (٤٣)
Glory to Him! He is high above all that they say! Exalted and Great (beyond measure)! (Surah 17:43)
إِنَّهُ ۥ كَانَ حَلِيمًا غَفُورً۬ا (٤٤)
Verily He is Oft- Forbearing, Most Forgiving! (Surah 17:44)
سُبۡحَـٰنَ رَبِّنَآ إِن كَانَ وَعۡدُ رَبِّنَا لَمَفۡعُولاً۬ (١٠٨)
"Glory to our Lord! Truly has the promise of our Lord been fulfilled!" (Surah 17:108)
الْحَمْدُ لِلَّـهِ الَّذِي لَمْ يَتَّخِذْ وَلَدًا وَلَمْ يَكُن لَّهُ شَرِيكٌ فِي الْمُلْكِ وَلَمْ يَكُن لَّهُ وَلِيٌّ مِّنَ الذُّلِّ
"Praise be to Allah Who begets no son, and has no partner in (His) dominion: nor (needs) He any to protect Him from humiliation. (Surah 17:111)
ٱلۡحَمۡدُ لِلَّهِ ٱلَّذِىٓ أَنزَلَ عَلَىٰ عَبۡدِهِ ٱلۡكِتَـٰبَ وَلَمۡ يَجۡعَل لَّهُ ۥ عِوَجَاۜ (١)
Praise be to Allah Who hath sent to His Servant the Book, and hath allowed therein no Crookedness: (Surah 18:1)
هُنَالِكَ ٱلۡوَلَـٰيَةُ لِلَّهِ ٱلۡحَقِّ‌ۚ هُوَ خَيۡرٌ۬ ثَوَابً۬ا وَخَيۡرٌ عُقۡبً۬ا (٤٤)
There, the (only) protection comes from Allah, the True One. He is the Best to reward and the Best to give success. (Surah 18:44)
وَكَانَ ٱللَّهُ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ شَىۡءٍ۬ مُّقۡتَدِرًا (٤٥)
It is (only) Allah Who prevails over all things. (Surah 18:45)
لَّوْ كَانَ الْبَحْرُ مِدَادًا لِّكَلِمَاتِ رَبِّي لَنَفِدَ الْبَحْرُ قَبْلَ أَن تَنفَدَ كَلِمَاتُ رَبِّي وَلَوْ جِئْنَا بِمِثْلِهِ مَدَدًا ﴿١٠٩
"If the ocean were ink (wherewith to write out) the words of my Lord, sooner would the ocean be exhausted than would the words of my Lord, even if we added another ocean like it, for its aid." (Surah 18:109)
مَا كَانَ لِلَّهِ أَن يَتَّخِذَ مِن وَلَدٍ۬‌ۖ سُبۡحَـٰنَهُ ۥۤ‌ۚ إِذَا قَضَىٰٓ أَمۡرً۬ا فَإِنَّمَا يَقُولُ لَهُ ۥ كُن فَيَكُونُ (٣٥)
It is not befitting to (the majesty of) Allah that He should beget a son. Glory be to Him! When He determines a matter, He only says to it "Be", and it is. (Surah 19:35)
لَهُ ۥ مَا بَيۡنَ أَيۡدِينَا وَمَا خَلۡفَنَا وَمَا بَيۡنَ ذَٲلِكَ‌ۚ وَمَا كَانَ رَبُّكَ ( رَبِّى ) نَسِيًّ۬ا (٦٤)
To Him belongeth what is before us and what is behind us and what is between: and thy (my) Lord never doth forget" (Surah 19:64)
لَهُ ۥ مَا فِى ٱلسَّمَـٰوَٲتِ وَمَا فِى ٱلۡأَرۡضِ وَمَا بَيۡنَہُمَا وَمَا تَحۡتَ ٱلثَّرَىٰ (٦)
To Him belongs what is in the heavens and on earth, and all between them, and all beneath the soil. (Surah 20:6)
ٱللَّهُ لَآ إِلَـٰهَ إِلَّا هُوَ‌ۖ لَهُ ٱلۡأَسۡمَآءُ ٱلۡحُسۡنَىٰ (٨)
Allah! There is no god but He! To Him belong the Most Beautiful Names. (Surah 20:8)
وَٱللَّهُ خَيۡرٌ۬ وَأَبۡقَىٰٓ (٧٣)
And Allah is Best and Most Abiding." (Surah 20:73)
ٱللَّهُ ٱلَّذِى لَآ إِلَـٰهَ إِلَّا هُوَ‌ۚ وَسِعَ ڪُلَّ شَىۡءٍ عِلۡمً۬ا (٩٨)
Allah: there is no god but He: all things He comprehends in His knowledge. (Surah 20:98)
فَتَعَـٰلَى ٱللَّهُ ٱلۡمَلِكُ ٱلۡحَقُّ‌ۗ (١١٤)
High above all is Allah, the King, the Truth! (Surah 20:114)
رَبِّي يَعْلَمُ الْقَوْلَ فِي السَّمَاءِ وَالْأَرْضِ ۖ وَهُوَ السَّمِيعُ الْعَلِيمُ ﴿٤
"My Lord knoweth (every) word (spoken) in the heavens, and on earth: He is the One that heareth and knoweth (all things)." (Surah 21:4)
فَسُبۡحَـٰنَ ٱللَّهِ رَبِّ ٱلۡعَرۡشِ عَمَّا يَصِفُونَ (٢٢)
But glory to Allah the Lord of the Throne: (High is He) above what they attribute to Him! (Surah 21:22)
وَهُوَ ٱلَّذِى خَلَقَ ٱلَّيۡلَ وَٱلنَّہَارَ وَٱلشَّمۡسَ وَٱلۡقَمَرَ‌ۖ كُلٌّ۬ فِى فَلَكٍ۬ يَسۡبَحُونَ (٣٣)
And it is He Who created the Night and the Day, and the sun and the moon: all (the celestial bodies) swim along each in its rounded course. (Surah 21:33)
ذَٲلِكَ بِأَنَّ ٱللَّهَ هُوَ ٱلۡحَقُّ وَأَنَّهُ ۥ يُحۡىِ ٱلۡمَوۡتَىٰ وَأَنَّهُ ۥ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ شَىۡءٍ۬ قَدِيرٌ۬ (٦)
This is so, because Allah is the Reality: it is He Who gives life to the dead, and it is He Who has power over all things. (Surah 22:6)
وَأَنَّ ٱلسَّاعَةَ ءَاتِيَةٌ۬ لَّا رَيۡبَ فِيہَا وَأَنَّ ٱللَّهَ يَبۡعَثُ مَن فِى ٱلۡقُبُورِ (٧)
And verily the Hour will come: there can be no doubt about it, or about (the fact) that Allah will raise up all who are in the graves. (Surah 22:7)
وَأَنَّ ٱللَّهَ لَيۡسَ بِظَلَّـٰمٍ۬ لِّلۡعَبِيدِ (١٠)
And verily Allah is not unjust to His servants. (Surah 22:10)
وَأَنَّ ٱللَّهَ يَہۡدِى مَن يُرِيدُ (١٦)
And verily Allah doth guide whom He will! (Surah 22:16)
إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ شَىۡءٍ۬ شَہِيدٌ (١٧)
Verily Allah is witness of all things. (Surah 22:17)
إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ يَفۡعَلُ مَا يَشَآءُ (١٨)
Verily Allah carries out all that He wills. (Surah 22:18)
وَلِلَّهِ عَـٰقِبَةُ ٱلۡأُمُورِ (٤١)
And with Allah rests the end (and decision) of (all) affairs. (Surah 22:41)
وَٱللَّهُ عَلِيمٌ حَكِيمٌ۬ (٥٢)
And Allah is full of knowledge and wisdom: (Surah 22:52)
وَإِنَّ ٱللَّهَ لَهَادِ ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُوٓاْ إِلَىٰ صِرَٲطٍ۬ مُّسۡتَقِيمٍ۬ (٥٤)
And verily Allah is the Guide of those who believe to the Straight Way. (Surah 22:54)
وَإِنَّ ٱللَّهَ لَهُوَ خَيۡرُ ٱلرَّٲزِقِينَ (٥٨)
And verily Allah is He Who bestows the best Provision. (Surah 22:58)
وَإِنَّ ٱللَّهَ لَعَلِيمٌ حَلِيمٌ۬ (٥٩)
And indeed Allah is All-Knowing, Most Forbearing. (Surah 22:59)
إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ لَعَفُوٌّ غَفُورٌ۬ (٦٠)
Verily Allah is One that blots out (sins) and forgives (again and again). (Surah 22:60)
وَأَنَّ ٱللَّهَ هُوَ ٱلۡعَلِىُّ ٱلۡڪَبِيرُ (٦٢)
And verily Allah is He, Most High Most Great. (Surah 22:62)
إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ لَطِيفٌ خَبِيرٌ۬ (٦٣)
Verily Allah is He Who understands the finest mysteries, and is well-acquainted (with them). (Surah 22:63)
     لَّهُ ۥ مَا فِى ٱلسَّمَـٰوَٲتِ وَمَا فِى ٱلۡأَرۡضِ‌ۗ وَإِنَّ ٱللَّهَ لَهُوَ ٱلۡغَنِىُّ ٱلۡحَمِيدُ (٦٤)
To Him belongs all that is in the heavens and on earth: for verily Allah― He is Free of all wants, Worthy of all praise. (Surah 22:64)
إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ بِٱلنَّاسِ لَرَءُوفٌ۬ رَّحِيمٌ۬ (٦٥)
Indeed Allah is Most Kind and Most Merciful to man. (Surah 22:65)
مَا قَدَرُواْ ٱللَّهَ حَقَّ قَدۡرِهِۦۤ‌ۗ إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ لَقَوِىٌّ عَزِيزٌ (٧٤)
For Allah is He Who is strong and able to carry out His Will. (Surah 22:74)
ٱللَّهُ يَصۡطَفِى مِنَ ٱلۡمَلَـٰٓٮِٕڪَةِ رُسُلاً۬ وَمِنَ ٱلنَّاسِ‌ۚ إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ سَمِيعُۢ بَصِيرٌ۬ (٧٥)
Allah chooses Messengers from angels and from men: for Allah is He Who hears and sees (all things). (Surah 22:75)
فَتَبَارَكَ ٱللَّهُ أَحۡسَنُ ٱلۡخَـٰلِقِينَ (١٤)
So blessed be Allah, the Best to create! (Surah 23:14)
فَخَرَاجُ رَبِّكَ  ( رَبِّى ) خَيۡرٌ۬‌ۖ وَهُوَ خَيۡرُ ٱلرَّٲزِقِينَ (٧٢)
For the recompense of thy (my) Lord is best: He is the Best of those who give sustenance. (Surah 23:72)
وَهُوَ ٱلَّذِى يُحۡىِۦ وَيُمِيتُ وَلَهُ ٱخۡتِلَـٰفُ ٱلَّيۡلِ وَٱلنَّهَارِ‌ۚ (٨٠)
And it is He Who gives life and death and to Him (is due) the alternation of Night and Day. (Surah 23:80)
رَّبُّ ٱلسَّمَـٰوَٲتِ ٱلسَّبۡعِ وَرَبُّ ٱلۡعَرۡشِ ٱلۡعَظِيمِ (٨٦)
The Lord of the seven heavens and the Lord of the Throne (of Glory) Supreme (Surah 23:86)
بِيَدِهِۦ مَلَكُوتُ ڪُلِّ شَىۡءٍ۬ وَهُوَ يُجِيرُ وَلَا يُجَارُ عَلَيۡ (٨٨)
In whose hands is the governance of all things who protects (all) but is not protected (of any) (Surah 23:88)
فَتَعَـٰلَى ٱللَّهُ ٱلۡمَلِكُ ٱلۡحَقُّ‌ۖ لَآ إِلَـٰهَ إِلَّا هُوَ رَبُّ ٱلۡعَرۡشِ ٱلۡڪَرِيمِ (١١٦)
Therefore exalted be Allah, the King the Reality; there is no god but He, the Lord of the Throne of Honor! (Surah 23:116)
فَإِنَّ ٱللَّهَ غَفُورٌ۬ رَّحِيمٌ۬ (٥)
For indeed Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful. (Surah 24:5)
وَأَنَّ ٱللَّهَ تَوَّابٌ حَڪِيمٌ (١٠)
And indeed Allah is Oft-Returning, Full of Wisdom. (Surah 24:10)
وَأَنَّ ٱللَّهَ رَءُوفٌ۬ رَّحِيمٌ۬ (٢٠)
And that Allah is full of kindness and mercy. (Surah 24:20)
ٱللَّهَ يُزَكِّى مَن يَشَآءُ‌ۗ وَٱللَّهُ سَمِيعٌ عَلِيمٌ۬ (٢١)
Allah doth purify whom He pleases: and Allah is One Who hears and knows (all things). (Surah 24:21)
أَنَّ ٱللَّهَ هُوَ ٱلۡحَقُّ ٱلۡمُبِينُ (٢٥)
Indeed Allah is the (very) Truth, that makes all things manifest. (Surah 24:25)
وَٱللَّهُ وَٲسِعٌ عَلِيمٌ۬ (٣٢)
And Allah encompasseth all, and He knoweth all things. (Surah 24:32)
ٱللَّهُ نُورُ ٱلسَّمَـٰوَٲتِ وَٱلۡأَرۡضِ‌ۚ مَثَلُ نُورِهِۦ كَمِشۡكَوٰةٍ۬ فِيہَا مِصۡبَاحٌ‌ۖ ٱلۡمِصۡبَاحُ فِى زُجَاجَةٍ‌ۖ ٱلزُّجَاجَةُ كَأَنَّہَا كَوۡكَبٌ۬ دُرِّىٌّ۬ يُوقَدُ مِن شَجَرَةٍ۬ مُّبَـٰرَڪَةٍ۬ زَيۡتُونَةٍ۬ لَّا شَرۡقِيَّةٍ۬ وَلَا غَرۡبِيَّةٍ۬ يَكَادُ زَيۡتُہَا يُضِىٓءُ وَلَوۡ لَمۡ تَمۡسَسۡهُ نَارٌ۬‌ۚ نُّورٌ عَلَىٰ نُورٍ۬‌ۗ يَہۡدِى ٱللَّهُ لِنُورِهِۦ مَن يَشَآءُ‌ۚ وَيَضۡرِبُ ٱللَّهُ ٱلۡأَمۡثَـٰلَ لِلنَّاسِ‌ۗ وَٱللَّهُ بِكُلِّ شَىۡءٍ عَلِيمٌ۬ (٣٥)
Allah is the Light of the heavens and the earth. The Parable of His Light is as if there were a Niche and within it a Lamp: the Lamp enclosed in Glass: the glass as it were a brilliant star: Lit from a blessed Tree, an Olive, neither of the east nor of the west, whose oil is well-nigh luminous, though fire scarce touched it: Light upon Light! Allah doth guide whom He will to His Light: Allah doth set forth Parables for men: and Allah doth know all things. (Surah 24:35) 
وَٱللَّهُ يَرۡزُقُ مَن يَشَآءُ بِغَيۡرِ حِسَابٍ۬ (٣٨)
And Allah doth provide for those whom He will, without measure. (Surah 24:38)
وَٱللَّهُ سَرِيعُ ٱلۡحِسَابِ (٣٩)
And Allah is swift in taking account. (Surah 24:39)
وَلِلَّهِ مُلۡكُ ٱلسَّمَـٰوَٲتِ وَٱلۡأَرۡضِ‌ۖ وَإِلَى ٱللَّهِ ٱلۡمَصِيرُ (٤٢)
And to Allah belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth; and to Allah is the final goal (of all). (Surah 24:42)
أَنزَلَهُ ٱلَّذِى يَعۡلَمُ ٱلسِّرَّ فِى ٱلسَّمَـٰوَٲتِ وَٱلۡأَرۡضِ‌ۚ إِنَّهُ ۥ ڪَانَ غَفُورً۬ا رَّحِيمً۬ا (٦)
"The (Qur'an) was sent down by Him Who knows the Mystery (that is) in the heavens and the earth: verily He is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful." (Surah 25:6)
وَهُوَ ٱلَّذِى خَلَقَ مِنَ ٱلۡمَآءِ بَشَرً۬ا فَجَعَلَهُ ۥ نَسَبً۬ا وَصِهۡرً۬ا‌ۗ وَكَانَ رَبُّكَ قَدِيرً۬ا (٥٤)
And it is He Who has created man from water: then has He established relationships of lineage and marriage: for thy Lord has power (over all things). (Surah 25:54)
تَبَارَكَ ٱلَّذِى جَعَلَ فِى ٱلسَّمَآءِ بُرُوجً۬ا وَجَعَلَ فِيہَا سِرَٲجً۬ا وَقَمَرً۬ا مُّنِيرً۬ا (٦١)
Blessed is He Who made Constellations in the skies, and placed therein a Lamp and a Moon giving light. (Surah 25:61)
وَهُوَ ٱلَّذِى جَعَلَ ٱلَّيۡلَ وَٱلنَّهَارَ خِلۡفَةً۬ لِّمَنۡ أَرَادَ أَن يَذَّڪَّرَ أَوۡ أَرَادَ شُڪُورً۬ا (٦٢)
And it is He Who made the Night and the Day to follow each other: for such as have the will to celebrate His praises or to show their gratitude. (Surah 25:62)
رَبُّ ٱلۡمَشۡرِقِ وَٱلۡمَغۡرِبِ وَمَا بَيۡنَہُمَآ‌ۖ (٢٨)
"Lord of the East and the West, and all between! (Surah 26:28)
وَإِنَّ رَبَّكَ ( رَبِّى ) لَهُوَ ٱلۡعَزِيزُ ٱلرَّحِيمُ (٦٨)
And verily thy (my) Lord is He the Exalted in Might, Most Merciful. (Surah 26:68)
وَسُبۡحَـٰنَ ٱللَّهِ رَبِّ ٱلۡعَـٰلَمِينَ (٨)
And Glory to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds! (Surah 27:8)
ٱللَّهُ لَآ إِلَـٰهَ إِلَّا هُوَ رَبُّ ٱلۡعَرۡشِ ٱلۡعَظِيمِ (٢٦)
Allah! There is no god but He! Lord of the Throne Supreme!" (Surah 27:26)
فَإِنَّ رَبِّى غَنِىٌّ۬ كَرِيمٌ۬ (٤٠)
For Truly my Lord is Free of All Needs, Supreme in Honor!" (Surah 27:40)
وَهُوَ ٱلۡعَزِيزُ ٱلۡعَلِيمُ (٧٨)
And He is Exalted in Might, All-Knowing. (Surah 27:78)
أَنَّ وَعۡدَ ٱللَّهِ حَقٌّ۬ (١٣)
Verily the promise of Allah is true. (Surah 28:13)
إِنَّهُ ۥ هُوَ ٱلۡغَفُورُ ٱلرَّحِيمُ (١٦)
Verily He is the Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful. (Surah 28:16)
ٱللَّهَ يَہۡدِى مَن يَشَآءُ‌ۚ وَهُوَ أَعۡلَمُ بِٱلۡمُهۡتَدِينَ (٥٦)
Allah guides those whom He will and He knows best those who receive guidance. (Surah 28:56)
وَهُوَ ٱللَّهُ لَآ إِلَـٰهَ إِلَّا هُوَ‌ۖ لَهُ ٱلۡحَمۡدُ فِى ٱلۡأُولَىٰ وَٱلۡأَخِرَةِ‌ۖ وَلَهُ ٱلۡحُكۡ (٧٠)
And He is Allah: there is no god but He. To him be praise, at the first and at the last: for Him is the Command. (Surah 28:70)
ٱللَّهَ يَبۡسُطُ ٱلرِّزۡقَ لِمَن يَشَآءُ مِنۡ عِبَادِهِۦ وَيَقۡدِرُ‌ۖ (٨٢)
Allah Who enlarges the provision or restricts it, to any of His servants He pleases! (Surah 28:82)
رَّبِّىٓ أَعۡلَمُ مَن جَآءَ بِٱلۡهُدَىٰ وَمَنۡ هُوَ فِى ضَلَـٰلٍ۬ مُّبِينٍ۬ (٨٥)
"My Lord knows best who it is that brings true guidance, and who is in manifest error." Surah 28:85)
لَآ إِلَـٰهَ إِلَّا هُوَ‌ۚ كُلُّ شَىۡءٍ هَالِكٌ إِلَّا وَجۡهَهُ ۥ‌َ (٨٨)
There is no god but He. Everything (that exists) will perish except His Presence. (Surah 28:88)
إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ لَغَنِىٌّ عَنِ ٱلۡعَـٰلَمِينَ (٦)
Verily Allah is free of all needs from all creation. (Surah 29:6)
أَوَلَيۡسَ ٱللَّهُ بِأَعۡلَمَ بِمَا فِى صُدُورِ ٱلۡعَـٰلَمِينَ (١٠)
Does not Allah know best all that is in the hearts of all Creation? (Surah 29:10)
إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ بِكُلِّ شَىۡءٍ عَلِيمٌ۬ (٦٢)
Verily Allah has full knowledge of all things. (Surah 29:62)
وَإِنَّ ٱللَّهَ لَمَعَ ٱلۡمُحۡسِنِينَ (٦٩)
And verily Allah is with those who do right. (Surah 29:69)
وَلَهُ ۥ مَن فِى ٱلسَّمَـٰوَٲتِ وَٱلۡأَرۡضِ‌ۖ ڪُلٌّ۬ لَّهُ ۥ قَـٰنِتُونَ (٢٦)
And to Him belongs every being that is in the heavens and on earth: all are devoutly obedient to Him. (Surah 30:26)
يَخۡلُقُ مَا يَشَآءُ‌ۖ وَهُوَ ٱلۡعَلِيمُ ٱلۡقَدِيرُ (٥٤)
He creates whatever He wills, and it is He Who has all knowledge and power. (Surah 30:54)