16 - An-Nahl (The Honey Bee) - النحل
And when We change (one) communication for (another) communication, and Allah knows best what He reveals, they say: You are only a forger. Nay, most of them do not know.
Say: The Holy spirit has revealed it from your Lord with the truth, that it may establish those who believe and as a guidance and good news for those who submit.
And certainly We know that they say: Only a mortal teaches him. The tongue of him whom they reproach is barbarous, and this is clear Arabic tongue.
(As for) those who do not believe in Allah's communications, surely Allah will not guide them, and they shall have a painful punishment.
Only they forge the lie who do not believe in Allah's communications, and these are the liars.
He who disbelieves in Allah after his having believed, not he who is compelled while his heart is at rest on account of faith, but he who opens (his) breast to disbelief-- on these is the wrath of Allah, and they shall have a grievous chastisement.
This is because they love this world's life more than the hereafter, and because Allah does not guide the unbelieving people.
These are they on whose hearts and their hearing and their eyes Allah has set a seal, and these are the heedless ones.
No doubt that in the hereafter they will be the losers.
Yet surely your Lord, with respect to those who fly after they are persecuted, then they struggle hard and are patient, most surely your Lord after that is Forgiving, Merciful.
(Remember) the day when every soul shall come, pleading for itself and every soul shall be paid in full what it has done, and they shall not be dealt with unjustly.
And Allah sets forth a parable: (Consider) a town safe and secure to which its means of subsistence come in abundance from every quarter; but it became ungrateful to Allah's favors, therefore Allah made it to taste the utmost degree of hunger and fear because of what they wrought.
And certainly there came to them a Messenger from among them, but they rejected him, so the punishment overtook them while they were unjust.
Therefore eat of what Allah has given you, lawful and good (things), and give thanks for Allah's favor if Him do you serve.
He has only forbidden you what dies of itself and blood and flesh of swine and that over which any other name than that of Allah has been invoked, but whoever is driven to necessity, not desiring nor exceeding the limit, then surely Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.
And, for what your tongues describe, do not utter the lie, (saying) This is lawful and this is unlawful, in order to forge a lie against Allah; surely those who forge the lie against Allah shall not prosper.
A little enjoyment and they shall have a painful punishment.
And for those who were Jews We prohibited what We have related to you already, and We did them no injustice, but they were unjust to themselves.
Yet surely your Lord, with respect to those who do an evil in ignorance, then turn after that and make amends, most surely your Lord after that is Forgiving, Merciful.
Surely Ibrahim was an exemplar, obedient to Allah, upright, and he was not of the polytheists.
Grateful for His favors; He chose him and guided him on the right path.
And We gave him good in this world, and in the next he will most surely be among the good.
Then We revealed to you: Follow the faith of Ibrahim, the upright one, and he was not of the polytheists.
The Sabbath was ordained only for those who differed about it, and most surely your Lord will judge between them on the resurrection day concerning that about which they differed.
Call to the way of your Lord with wisdom and goodly exhortation, and have disputations with them in the best manner; surely your Lord best knows those who go astray from His path, and He knows best those who follow the right way.
And if you take your turn, then retaliate with the like of that with which you were afflicted; but if you are patient, it will certainly be best for those who are patient.
And be patient and your patience is not but by (the assistance of) Allah, and grieve not for them, and do not distress yourself at what they plan.
Surely Allah is with those who guard (against evil) and those who do good (to others).
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