Al-An'am (The Cattle)

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6:0 In the name of God, the Gracious, the Compassionate.

6:1 Praise be to God who created the heavens and the earth, and Who made darkness and light. Yet those who have been unappreciative of their Lord continue to deviate.

6:2 He is the One who created you from clay, then decreed a fixed time period for you; a time defined by Him. Yet you are still skeptical.

6:3 He is God in the heavens and the earth. He knows your secrets and what you reveal; and He knows what you earn.

6:4 Whenever a sign came to them from their Lord, they turned away from it.

6:5 They have denied the truth when it came to them. The news will ultimately come to them of what they were mocking.

6:6 Did they not see how many generations We have destroyed before them? We granted them dominance over the land more than what We granted you, We sent the clouds to them abundantly, and We made rivers flow beneath them; then We destroyed them for their sins, and established after them a new generation.

6:7 If We had sent down to you a book already written on paper, and they touched it with their own hands, then those who have rejected would say, "This is but clear magic!"

6:8 They said, "If only an angel were sent down to him?" But if We had sent down an angel, then the matter would be over, and they would not be reprieved.

6:9 If We had chosen an angel, We would have made him appear as a man, and We would have confused them in what they already are confused.

6:10 Messengers before you were ridiculed; but those who mocked them suffered the consequences of what they ridiculed.

6:11 Say, "Roam the earth, then see what the punishment of the ingrates was!"

(6:12) Say, "To whom is all that is in heavens and earth?" Say, "To God." He has prescribed Mercy upon Himself, that He will gather you to the day of Resurrection in which there is no doubt. Those who have lost themselves, they do not acknowledge.

6:13 For Him is what resides in the night and in the day; and He is the Hearer, the Knower.

6:14 Say, "Shall I take other than God as an ally; the creator of heavens and earth; while He feeds and is not fed!" Say, "I have been commanded to be the first who peacefully surrenders." Do not be of those who set up partners.

6:15 Say, "I fear if I disobey my Lord, the retribution of a great day!"

6:16 Whoever He spares from it, then He had treated him with mercy; and that is the obvious success.

6:17 If God were to touch you with harm, then none can remove it except Him; and if He were to touch you with good, then He is capable of all things.

6:18 He is the Supreme over His servants; and He is the Wise, the Ever-aware.

6:19 Say, "Which is the greatest testimony?" Say, "God is witness between me and you, and He has inspired to me this Quran that I may warn you with it and whomever it reaches. Do you bear witness that along with God are other gods?" Say, "I do not bear witness!" Say, "He is only One god, and I am innocent of your setting up partners!"

6:20 Those to whom We have given the book know it as they know their children. Those who lost themselves, they do not acknowledge.

6:21 Who is more wicked than one who invents lies about God, or denies His signs! The wicked will never succeed.

6:22 The day We gather them all, then We say to those who set up partners: "Where are your partners whom you used to claim?"

6:23 Then, their only trial was to say, "By God, our Lord, we did not set up partners!"

6:24 See how they lied to themselves; and what they invented deserted them.

(6:25) Among them are those who listen to you; and We have made covers over their hearts to prevent them from understanding it, and deafness in their ears; and if they see every sign they will not acknowledge; even when they come to you they argue, those who reject say, "This is nothing but the ancient miths!"

6:26 They are deterring others from it, and keeping away themselves; but they will only destroy themselves, yet they do not notice.

6:27 If you could see when they are standing over the fire, they say, "If only we were sent back, we would not deny the signs of our Lord, and we would be those who acknowledge!"

6:28 No, it is merely what they have been concealing that has now become evident to them; and if they were sent back they would return to what they were deterred from doing, they are but liars!

6:29 They had also said, "There is only this worldly life, and we will not be resurrected!"

6:30 If you could see them when they are standing at their Lord? He said, "Is this not the truth?" They said, "Yes, by our Lord." He said, "Then taste the retribution for what you have rejected."

6:31 Losers are those who have denied their meeting with God; until the moment comes to them suddenly, then they say, "We deeply regret what we have wasted in it," and they will carry their burdens on their backs; miserable indeed is their burden.

6:32 This worldly life is nothing more than games and a diversion, and the abode of the Hereafter is far better for those who are aware. Do you not understand?

6:33 We know that you are saddened by what they say; they are not rejecting you, but it is God's signs which the wicked disregard.

6:34 Messengers before you were denied, but they were patient for what they were denied, and they were harmed until Our victory came to them; nothing changes the words of God. News of the messengers has come to you.

6:35 If their aversion has become too much for you, then perhaps you could make a tunnel in the earth, or a ladder to the heavens, and bring them a sign. Had God willed, He would have summoned them to the guidance; so do not be of the ignorant ones.

6:36 Only those who listen will respond. As for the dead, God will resurrect them, then to Him they will return.

6:37 They said, "If only a sign was sent to him from his Lord!" Say, "God is able to send a sign, but most of them would not know."

6:38 There is not a creature in the earth, or a bird that flies with its wings, but are nations like you. We did not leave anything out of the book; then to their Lord they will be summoned.

6:39 Those who deny Our signs, they are deaf and dumb, in darkness. Whoever God wishes He misguides, and whoever He wishes He makes him on a straight path.

6:40 Say, "We will see when God's retribution comes to you, or the moment comes to you, if you will still call on any other than God. If you are being truthful."

6:41 "No, it is Him alone you will call on; then He will remove what you called Him for, if He wills; you will forget what you set up."

6:42 We have sent others to nations before you. We then took them with adversity and hardship, perhaps they would implore.

6:43 If only they had implored when Our punishment came to them; but their hearts hardened, and the devil adorned for them what they used to do.

6:44 So when they forgot what they had been reminded of, We opened for them the gates of all opportunities; and when they became haughty with what they were given, We took them suddenly! They were confounded.

6:45 It was thus that the remainder of the wicked people was wiped out; and praise be to God, the Lord of the worlds.

6:46 Say, "Do you see that if God were to take away your hearing and your eyesight, and He seals your hearts; which god besides God can bring it to you?" Look how We cite the signs, but then they turn away.

6:47 Say, "Do you see if God's retribution comes to you suddenly, or gradually, will anyone be destroyed except the wicked people?"

6:48 We do not send the messengers except as bearers of good news and warners; whoever acknowledges, and reforms, then there is no fear for them nor will they grieve.

6:49 Those who deny Our signs, the retribution will touch them for their wickedness.

(6:50) Say, "I do not say to you that I posses God's treasures, nor do I know the unseen, nor do I say to you that I am an angel. I merely follow what is inspired to me." Say, "Are the blind and the seer the same? Do you not think?"

6:51 Warn with it those who realize that they will be summoned to their Lord; they do not have besides Him any protector nor intercessor; so that they may be righteous.

6:52 Do not turn away those who call on their Lord at dawn and dusk seeking His presence; you are not responsible for their account, nor are they responsible for your account; if you turn them away, then you will be of the wicked.

6:53 Thus, We test them with one another, so that they may say, "Are these the ones whom God has blessed from amongst us?" Is God not aware of the thankful?

(6:54) If those who acknowledge Our signs come to you, then say, "Peace be upon you, our Lord has prescribed Mercy upon Himself, that any of you who commits sin out of ignorance and then repents afterwards and reforms, then He is Forgiving, Compassionate."

6:55 It is such that We explain the signs, and make clear the way of the criminals.

6:56 Say, "I am warned to stop serving those you call upon other than God." Say, "I will not follow your desires; otherwise I would go astray and I would not be of those guided."

6:57 Say, "I am on a proof from my Lord and you have denied it. I do not have what you hasten towards; the judgment is with God only; He carves out the truth, and He is the best analyzer."

6:58 Say, "If I had what you are hastening for, then the matter between us would have been resolved. God is fully aware of the wicked."

6:59 With Him are the keys to the unseen, none knows them except He. He knows what is in the land and in the sea; and not a leaf falls except with His knowledge; nor a seed in the darkness of the earth; nor anything moist or anything dry; all is in a clear book.

6:60 He is the One who takes you at night, and He knows what you have done during the day, then He sends you back to it until a fixed span; then to Him is your return and He will inform you of what you used to do.

6:61 He is the Supreme over His servants, and He sends over you guardians. So that when the time of death comes to one of you, Our messengers take him, and they do not neglect any.

6:62 Then they are returned to God, their true Patron; to Him is the judgment and He is the swiftest in reckoning.

6:63 Say, "Who rescues you from the darkness of the land and the sea?," you call on Him openly and secretly: "If You save us from this, we will be of the thankful!"

6:64 Say, "God will save you from it and from all distresses, yet you still set up partners!"

6:65 Say, "He is able to send retribution from above you or from below your feet, or He will make you belong to opposing factions, then He will let you taste the might of each other." See how We cite the signs, perhaps they may comprehend.

6:66 Your people denied it, while it is the truth. Say, "I am not a guardian over you!

6:67 For every news there is a time, and you will come to know."

6:68 If you encounter those who make fun of Our signs, then turn away from them until they move on to a different topic; and if the devil lets you forget, then do not sit after remembering with the wicked people.

6:69 Those who are aware are not held accountable for them, but a reminder may help them to be aware.

6:70 Leave alone those who have taken their system as a game and diversion, and this worldly life has tempted them. Remind with it that a person will suffer for what s/he has earned, s/he will not have besides God any supporter nor intercessor; and even if s/he offers every ransom, none will be accepted from it. These are the ones who have suffered with what they have earned; for them will be a boiling drink, and a painful retribution for what they had rejected.

6:71 Say, "Shall we call upon other than God what cannot benefit us or harm us, and we turn back on our heels after God has guided us?" This is like the one whom the devils have managed to mislead on earth, he is confused, having friends who call him to the guidance: "Come to us!" Say, "The guidance is God's guidance, and we have been ordered to peacefully surrender to the Lord of the worlds."

6:72 Hold the contact prayer, and be aware; and to Him you will be summoned.

6:73 He is the One who created the heavens and the earth with truth, and the day He says: "Be," then it is! His saying is truth; and to Him is the sovereignty, the day the trumpet is blown. Knower of the unseen and the seen; He is the Wise, the Ever-aware.

(6:74) Abraham said to his father, Azar: "Will you take idols as gods? I see you and your people clearly misguided."

(6:75) Thus We showed Abraham the kingdom of heavens and earth, so that he will be of those who have certainty.

6:76 When the night covered him, he saw a planet, and he said, "This is my Lord." But when it disappeared he said, "I do not like those that disappear."

6:77 So when he saw the moon rising, he said, "This is my Lord." But when it disappeared he said, "If my Lord will not guide me, then I will be amongst the wicked people!"

6:78 So when he saw the sun rising, he said, "This is my Lord, this is bigger." But when it disappeared he said, "My people, I am innocent of what you have set up."

6:79 "I shall turn my face to the One who created the heavens and the earth, as a monotheist, and I am not of those who set up partners."

6:80 His people argued with him. He said, "Do you argue with me regarding God, when He has guided me? I do not fear what you have set up except if my Lord wishes it so; my Lord encompasses all things with knowledge; will you not remember?"

6:81 "How can I possibly fear what you have set up; yet you do not fear that you have set up partners with God, for which He has not sent down to you any authority! So which of our two groups is more worthy of security if you know?"

6:82 Those who acknowledge and do not dress their acknowledgement with inequity; they will have security, and they are guided.

(6:83) Such was Our argument that We gave Abraham over his people; We raise the degree of whom We please. Your Lord is Wise, Knowledgeable.

(6:84) We granted him Isaac and Jacob, both of whom We guided; and Noah We guided from before; and from his progeny is David, Solomon, Job, Joseph, Moses, and Aaron. It is such that We reward the good doers.

(6:85) And Zechariah and John, and Jesus, and Elias; all were of the reformed.

6:86 Also Ishmael, Elisha, Jonah, and Lot; each We have distinguished over the worlds.

6:87 From their fathers and their progeny and their brothers We have also chosen; and We guided them to a straight path.

6:88 Such is the guidance of God, He guides with it whom He pleases of His servants. If they set up partners, then all that they had worked would fall away from them.

6:89 Those to whom We have given the book, the law, and the prophethood, if they reject it, then We will entrust it to a people who will not reject it.

6:90 These are the ones guided by God; so let their guidance be an example. Say, "I do not ask you for a wage; this is but a reminder for the worlds."

(6:91) They did not value God as He deserves to be valued, for they said, "God has never sent down anything to any human being." Say, "Who then has sent down the book which Moses had come with, a light and guidance for the people? You treat it just as scrolls of paper; you show some of it and conceal much, though you were taught what neither you nor your fathers knew." Say, "God has." Then leave them playing in their folly.

6:92 This too is a book which We have sent down, blessed, authenticating what is before it, that you may warn the capital city and those around it. Those who acknowledge the Hereafter, will acknowledge this, and they are dedicated to their contact prayer.

6:93 Who is more wicked than one who invents lies about God, or says: "It has been inspired to me," when no such thing inspired to him; or who says: "I will bring down the same as what God has sent down." If you could only see the wicked at the moments of death when the angels have their arms opened: "Bring yourselves out, today you will be given the disgraceful punishment for what you used to say about God without truth, and you used to be arrogant towards His signs."

6:94 "You have come to Us individually, just as We had created you the first time; and you have left behind you all that We have provided for you. We do not see your intercessors with you that you used to claim were with you in partnership; all is severed between you, and what you have claimed has abandoned you."

6:95 God is the splitter of the seeds and the grains; He brings the living out from the dead and He is the bringer of the dead out from the living. Such is God; so why are you deluded?

6:96 Initiator of morning. He made the night to reside in, and the sun and the moon as a calculation device. Such is the measure of the Noble, the Knowledgeable.

6:97 He is the One who made for you the stars, to guide you by them in the darkness of the land and the sea. We have explained the signs to a people who know. (Celestial navigation)

6:98 He is the One who initiated you from one person; a repository and a sojourn. We have explained the signs to a people who comprehend.

(6:99) He is the One who sent down water from the sky, and We brought out with it plants of every kind. We brought out from it the green, from which We bring out multiple seeds; and what is from the palm trees, from its sheaths hanging low and near; and gardens of grapes, olives and pomegranates, similar and not similar. Look at its fruit when it blossoms and its ripeness. In this are signs for a people that acknowledge.

6:100 Yet, they made partners with God from among the Jinn, while He had created them. They invented for Him sons and daughters without having any knowledge! Be He glorified and far above what they describe.

(6:101) Initiator of the Universes and the Earth, how can be for Him a son, when He did not take a wife? And He created all things and He is knowledgeable over all things.

6:102 Such is God, your Lord, there is no god but He; creator of all things, so serve Him. He is caretaker over all things.

6:103 The eyesight cannot reach Him, yet He can reach all eyesight; and He is the Subtle, the Ever-aware.

6:104 "Visible proofs have come to you from your Lord; so whoever can see, does so for himself, and whoever is blinded, does the same. I am not a guardian over you."

6:105 It is thus that We cite the signs and that they may say, "You have studied," and We will make it clear for a people who know.

6:106 Follow what is inspired to you from your Lord; there is no god but He, and turn away from those who have set up partners.

6:107 If God had willed, they would not have set up partners. We did not place you over them as a guardian, nor are you their lawyer.

6:108 Do not insult those who call on other than God, lest they insult God without knowledge. We have similarly adorned for every nation their works; then to their Lord is their return and He will inform them of what they had done.

6:109 They swore by God using their strongest oaths; that if a sign came to them they would acknowledge it. Say, "The signs are from God; and how do you know that once it comes, that they would not reject?"

6:110 We divert their hearts and eyesight, as they did not acknowledge it the first time; and We leave them wandering in their transgression.

6:111 If We had sent down to them the angels, and the dead spoke to them, and We had gathered before them everything, they still would not acknowledge except if God wills. But most of them are ignorant.

6:112 We have permitted the enemies of every prophet, human and Jinn devils, to inspire in each other fancy words in order to deceive. Had your Lord willed, they would not have done it. You shall disregard them and their fabrications.

6:113 That is so the hearts of those who do not acknowledge the Hereafter will listen to it, and they will accept it, and they will take of it what they will.

6:114 "Shall I seek other than God as a judge when He has sent down to you this book sufficiently detailed?" Those to whom We have given the book know it is sent down from your Lord with truth; so do not be of those who have doubt.

6:115 The word of your Lord has been completed with truth and justice; there is no changing His words. He is the Hearer, the Knower.

6:116 If you obey the majority of those on earth they will lead you away from God's path; that is because they follow conjecture, and that is because they only guess.

6:117 Your Lord is fully aware of who strays from His path, and He is fully aware of the guided ones.

6:118 So eat from that on which God's name has been mentioned, if you indeed acknowledge His signs.

6:119 Why should you not eat that on which God's name has been mentioned, when He has sufficiently detailed to you what has been made forbidden; except what you are forced to? Many misguide by their desires without knowledge; your Lord is fully aware of the transgressors.

6:120 Leave what is openly a sin as well as what is discreet; those who earn sin will be punished for what they have taken.

6:121 Do not eat from what God's name has not been mentioned, for it is vile. The devils inspire their supporters to argue with you; and if you obey them, then you have set up partners.

6:122 Is one who was dead and to whom We gave life, and We made for him a light to walk with amongst the people, as one whose example is in darkness and he will not exit from it? It is such that the work of the ingrates has been adorned for them.

6:123 As such, We have permitted in every town the influential from its criminals, to scheme in it. They only scheme their own selves without perceiving.

6:124 If a sign comes to them they say, "We will not acknowledge until we are given the same as what God's messengers were given!" God is fully aware of where He makes His message; those criminals will have debasement with God and a painful retribution for what they had schemed.

6:125 Whomever God wishes to guide, He will open his chest towards peacefully surrender; and whomever He wishes to misguide, He will make his chest tight and constricted, as one who is climbing towards the sky. It is such that God afflicts those who do not acknowledge.

6:126 This is your Lord's straight path. We have sufficiently detailed the signs to a people who take heed.

6:127 They will have the abode of peace with their Lord; He is their supporter because of what they used to do.

6:128 The day He summons them all: "O tribes of Jinn, you have managed to take many humans." Their supporters from the humans said, "Our Lord, we have indeed enjoyed one another, and we have reached our destiny to which You delayed us." He said, "The fire is your dwelling, in it you shall abide eternally, except as your Lord wishes." Your Lord is Wise, Knowledgeable.

6:129 It is such that We make the wicked as supporters to one another for what they had earned.

6:130 "O you tribes of Jinn and humans, did not messengers come to you from amongst you and relate to you My signs, and warn you of the meeting of this day?" They said, "Yes, we bear witness upon ourselves;" and the worldly life deceived them, and they bore witness on themselves that they were ingrates.

6:131 That is because your Lord was not to destroy any town because of its wickedness while its people were unaware.

6:132 But there are degrees for what they had done; and your Lord is never unaware of what they do.

6:133 Your Lord is Rich, full of Compassion. If He wished, He could remove you and bring after you whom He pleases, just like He established you from the seed of another people.

6:134 What you have been promised will come, you cannot escape it.

6:135 Say, "My people, do your best, and so will I. You will then know those who deserve the ultimate abode. The wicked will not succeed."

6:136 Of crops and the livestock He provided, they set aside a portion for God, they said, "This is for God," according to their claim, "This is for our partners." However, what was for their partners did not reach God, while what was for God reached their partners! Miserable is how they judged.

6:137 Thus, for those who set up partners their partners adorned the killing of born children, in order to turn them and to confuse their system for them. Had God willed they would not have done this, so ignore them and what they invent.

(6:138) They said by asserting that: "These are livestock and crops that are restricted, and none shall eat from them except as we please." Even, livestock whose backs are forbidden, and livestock over which they do not mention God's name as invention against Him. He will recompense them for what they invented.

6:139 They said, "What is in the bellies of these livestock is purely for our males and forbidden for our spouses, and if it comes out dead, then they will be partners in it." God will recompense them for what they describe. He is Wise, Knowledgeable.

6:140 Losers are those who have killed their born children foolishly, without knowledge, and they forbade what God had provided for them by attributing lies to God. They have strayed and they were not guided.

6:141 He is the One Who initiated gardens; both trellised and untrellised; palm trees, and plants, all with different tastes; and olives and pomegranates, similar and not similar. Eat from its fruit when it blossoms and give its due on the day of harvest; and do not waste. He does not like the wasteful.

(6:142) From the livestock are those for burden, and also for clothing. Eat from what God has provided you and do not follow the footsteps of the devil; he is to you a clear enemy.

6:143 Eight pairs: from the sheep two, and from the goats two; say, "Is it the two males that He forbade or the two females, or what the womb of the two females bore? Inform me if you are truthful!"

(6:144) From the camels two, and from the cows two; say, "Is it the two males that He forbade or the two females, or what the womb of the two females bore? Or were you witnesses when God ordered you with this?" Who is more wicked than one who invents lies about God to misguide the people without knowledge? God does not guide the wicked people.

(6:145) Say, "I do not find in what is inspired to me forbidden except that it be already dead, or blood poured forth, or the meat of pig, for it is foul; or what is corruptly dedicated to other than God." Whoever is forced without seeking disobedience or transgression, then your Lord is Forgiving, Compassionate.

(6:146) For those who are Jewish, We forbade all that have claws; and from the cows and the sheeps We forbade their fat except what is attached to the back, or entrails, or mixed with bone. That is a punishment for their rebellion, and We are truthful.

6:147 If they deny you, then say, "Your Lord has vast Compassion, but His Might will not be turned away from the criminal people."

6:148 Those who set up partners will say, "If God wished, we would not have set up partners, nor would have our fathers, nor would we have forbidden anything." Those before them lied in the same way, until they tasted Our might. Say, "Do you have any knowledge to bring out to us? You only follow conjecture, you only guess."

6:149 Say, "God has the conclusive argument. If He wished He would have guided you all."

6:150 Say, "Bring forth your witnesses who bear witness that God has forbidden this." If they bear witness, then do not bear witness with them, nor follow the desires of those who deny Our signs, and those who do not acknowledge the Hereafter; and they make equals with their Lord!

6:151 Say, "Come let me recite to you what your Lord has forbidden for you: that you should not set up anything with Him; and be kind to your parents; and do not kill your born children for fear of poverty, We provide for you and for them; and do not come near lewdness, what is plain of it or subtle; and do not kill the person which God has forbidden, except in justice. That is what He enjoined you that you may comprehend."

6:152 "Do not come near the money of the orphan, except for what is best, until he reached his maturity; and give honestly full measure and weight equitably. We do not burden a person beyond its capacity. When you speak you must observe justice, even if against a relative. You shall also observe the pledges you made to God. He has enjoined you this so that you may take heed."

6:153 This is My path, a Straight One. "So follow it, and do not follow the other paths lest they divert you from His path. That is what He has enjoined you so that you may be aware."

(6:154) Then We gave Moses the book, complete with the best and sufficiently detailing all things, and a guide and mercy that they may acknowledge the meeting of their Lord.

6:155 This too is a blessed book that We have sent down. So follow it and be aware, that you may receive mercy.

6:156 Lest you say, "The book was only sent down to two groups before us, and we were unaware of their study!"

6:157 Or you say, "If the book was sent to us we would have been more guided than they!" Proof has come to you from your Lord, guidance and a mercy. Who is more wicked than one who denies God's signs and turns away from them? We will punish those who turn away from Our signs with the pain of retribution for what they turned away.

6:158 Do they wait until the angels will come to them, or your Lord comes, or some signs from your Lord? The day some signs come from your Lord, it will do no good for any person to acknowledge if s/he did not acknowledge before, or s/he gained good through his/her acknowledgement. Say, "Wait, for we too are waiting."

6:159 Those who have divided their system and become sects, you have nothing to do with them. Their matter will be with God, then, He will inform them of what they had done.

6:160 Whoever comes with a good deed, he will receive ten times its worth, and whoever comes with a sin, he will only be recompensed its like; they will not be wronged.

(6:161) Say, "My Lord has guided me to a Straight Path. An upright system, the creed of Abraham the monotheist; he was not from those who set up partners."

6:162 Say, "My contact prayer, my devotion and offerings, my life, and my death, are all to God the Lord of the worlds."

6:163 "He has no partner, and this is what I was commanded; I am the first of those who have peacefully surrendered."

6:164 Say, "Shall I seek other than God as a Lord when He is the Lord of everything?" Every person earns what is for it, and none will bear the burden of another. Then to your Lord is your return and He will inform you regarding your disputes.

6:165 He is the One who made you successors on earth, and He raised some of you over others in grades, to test you with what He had given you. Your Lord is quick to punishment, and He is Forgiving, Compassionate.