They never valued God as He should be valued. Thus, they said, "God does not reveal anything to any human being." Say, "Who then revealed the scripture that Moses brought, with light and guidance for the people?" You put it down on paper to proclaim it, while concealing a lot of it.

You were taught what you never knew – you and your parents. Say, "God (is the One who revealed it)," then leave them in their heedlessness, playing. This too is a blessed scripture that we have revealed, confirming the previous scriptures, that you may warn the most important community and all those around it. Those who believe in the Hereafter will believe in this (scripture), and will observe the Contact Prayers (Salat). Who is more evil than one who fabricates lies and attributes them to God, or says, "I have received divine inspiration," when no such inspiration was given to him, or says, "I can write the same as God's revelations?" If only you could see the transgressors at the time of death!

The angels extend their hands to them, saying, "Let go of your souls. Today, you have incurred a shameful retribution for saying about God other than the truth, and for being too arrogant to accept His revelations. "You have come back to us as individuals, just as we created you the first time, and you have left behind what we provided for you. We do not see with you the intercessors that you idolized and claimed that they will help you. All ties among you have been severed; the idols you set up have abandoned you."

God is the One who causes the grains and the seeds to crack and germinate. He produces the living from the dead, and the dead from the living. Such is God; how could you deviate! At the crack of dawn, He causes the morning to emerge. He made the night still, and He rendered the sun and the moon to serve as calculation devices. Such is the design of the Almighty, the Omniscient. And He is the One who made the stars to guide you during the darkness, on land and on sea. We thus clarify the revelations for people who know.

He initiated you from one person, and decided your path, as well as your final destiny. We thus clarify the revelations for people who understand. He is the One who sends down from the sky water, whereby we produce all kinds of plants. We produce from the green material multitudes of complex grains, palm trees with hanging clusters, and gardens of grapes, olives and pomegranate; fruits that are similar, yet dissimilar. Note their fruits as they grow and ripen.

These are signs for people who believe. Yet, they set up beside God idols from among the jinns (invisible supernatural beings), though He is the One who created them. They even attribute to Him sons and daughters, without any knowledge. Be He glorified. He is the Most High, far above their claims. The Initiator of the Heavens and the Earth. How can He have a son, when He never had a mate? He created all things, and He is fully aware of all things. Such is God your Lord, there is no god except He, the Creator of all things. You shall worship Him alone.

He is in control of all things. No visions can encompass Him, but He encompasses all visions. He is the Compassionate, the Cognizant. Enlightenments have come to you from your Lord. As for those who can see, they do so for their own good, and those who turn blind, do so to their own detriment. I am not your guardian. We thus explain the revelations, to prove that you have received knowledge, and to clarify them for people who know. Follow what is revealed to you from your Lord, there is no god except He, and disregard the idol worshipers. Had God willed, they would not have worshipped idols. We did not appoint you as their guardian, nor are you their advocate.

Do not curse the idols they set up beside God, lest they blaspheme and curse God, out of ignorance. We have adorned the works of every group in their eyes. Ultimately, they return to their Lord, then He informs them of everything they had done. They swore by God, solemnly, that if a miracle came to them, they would surely believe. Say, "Miracles come only from God." For all you know, if a miracle did come to them, they would continue to disbelieve. We control their minds and their hearts. Thus, since their decision is to disbelieve, we leave them in their transgressions, blundering.

Even if we sent down the angels to them; even if the dead spoke to them; even if we summoned every miracle before them; they cannot believe unless God wills it. Indeed, most of them are ignorant. Shall I seek other than God as a source of law, when He has revealed to you this book fully detailed? Those who received the scripture recognize that it has been revealed from your Lord, truthfully. You shall not harbor any doubt. The word of your Lord is complete, in truth and justice. Nothing shall abrogate His words. He is the Hearer, the Omniscient. If you obey the majority of people on Earth, they will divert you from the path of God. They follow only conjecture; they only guess.

Your Lord is fully aware of those who stray off His path, and He is fully aware of those who are guided. You shall eat from that upon which God's name has been pronounced, if you truly believe in His revelations. Why should you not eat from that upon which God's name has been mentioned? He has detailed for you what is prohibited for you, unless you are forced. Indeed, many people mislead others with their personal opinions, without knowledge. Your Lord is fully aware of the transgressors. You shall avoid obvious sins, as well as the hidden ones. Those who have earned sins will surely pay for their transgressions. Do not eat from that upon which the name of God has not been mentioned, for it is an abomination. The devils inspire their allies to argue with you;

if you obey them, you will be idol worshipers. Is one who was dead and we granted him life, and provided him with light that enables him to move among the people, equal to one in total darkness from which he can never exit? The works of the disbelievers are thus adorned in their eyes. We allow the leading criminals of every community to plot and scheme. But they only plot and scheme against their own souls, without perceiving. When a powerful proof comes to them, they say, "We will not believe, unless we are given what is given to God's messengers!" God knows exactly who is best qualified to deliver His message. Such criminals will suffer debasement at God, and terrible retribution as a consequence of their evil scheming.

Whomever God wills to guide, He renders his chest wide open to Submission…. This is the straight path to your Lord. We have explained the revelations for people who take heed. They have deserved the abode of peace at their Lord; He is their Lord and Master, as a reward for their works. The day will come when He summons all of them (and says): "O you jinns (invisible supernatural beings), you have claimed multitudes of humans." Their human companions will say, "Our Lord, we enjoyed each others' company until we wasted the lifespan You had set for us." He will say, "Hell is your destiny." They abide therein forever, in accordance with God's will. Your Lord is Wise, Omniscient.

We thus match the wicked to be companions of each other, as a punishment for their transgressions. O you jinns (invisible supernatural beings) and humans, did you not receive messengers from among you, who narrated to you My revelations, and warned you about the meeting of this day? They will say, "We bear witness against ourselves." They were totally preoccupied with the worldly life, and they will bear witness against themselves that they were disbelievers. Everyone will attain a rank commensurate with their deeds. Your Lord is never unaware of anything they do. Your Lord is the Rich One; possessor of all mercy.

If He wills, He can remove you, and substitute whomever He wills in your place, just as He produced you from the progeny of other people. What is promised to you will come to pass, and you can never evade it. Say, "O my people, do your best, and so will I. You will surely find out who the ultimate victors are." Certainly, the wicked will never succeed. They even set aside a share of God's provisions of crops, saying, "This share belongs to God," according to their claims, "and this share belongs to our idols." However, what was set aside for their idols never reached God, while the share they set aside for God invariably went to their idols. Miserable indeed is their judgment.

Thus were the idol worshipers duped by their idols. In fact, their idols inflict great pain upon them, and confuse their religion for them. Had God willed, they would not have done it. You shall disregard them and their fabrications. They said, "These are crops that are prohibited; no one shall eat them except whomever we permit," so they claimed. He is the One who established gardens, trellised and untrellised, and palm trees, and crops with different tastes, and olives, and pomegranate – fruits that are similar, yet dissimilar. Eat from their fruits, and give the due alms on the day of harvest, and do not waste anything. He does not love the wasters.

The idol worshipers say, "Had God willed, we would not practice idolatry, nor would our parents, nor would we prohibit anything." Thus did those before them disbelieve… Say, "Do you have any proven knowledge that you can show us? You follow nothing but conjecture; you only guess." Say, "God possesses the most powerful argument; if He wills He can guide all of you." Say, "Bring your witnesses who would testify that God has prohibited this or that." If they testify, do not testify with them. Nor shall you follow the opinions of those who reject our revelations, and those who disbelieve in the Hereafter, and those who stray away from their Lord. Say, "Come let me tell you what your Lord has really prohibited for you: You shall not set up idols besides Him. You shall honor your parents.

You shall not kill your children from fear of poverty – we provide for you and for them. You shall not commit gross sins, obvious or hidden. You shall not kill – God has made life sacred…. These are His commandments to you, that you may understand." You shall not touch the orphans' money except in the most righteous manner, until they reach maturity. You shall give full weight and full measure when you trade, equitably. We do not burden any soul beyond its means. You shall be absolutely just when you bear witness, even against your relatives. You shall fulfill your covenant with God. These are His commandments to you, that you may take heed. This is My path – a straight one. You shall follow it, and do not follow any other paths, lest they divert you from His path.

These are His commandments to you, that you may be saved. And we gave Moses the scripture, complete with the best commandments, and detailing everything, and a beacon and mercy, that they may believe in meeting their Lord. This too is a blessed scripture that we have revealed; you shall follow it and lead a righteous life, that you may attain mercy. Now you can no longer say, "The scripture was sent down to two groups before us, and we were unaware of their teachings." Nor can you say, "If only a scripture could come down to us, we would be better guided than they." A proven scripture has now come to you from your Lord, and a beacon, and a mercy. Now, who is more evil than one who rejects these proofs from God, and disregards them? Are they waiting for the angels to come to them, or your Lord, or some physical manifestations of your Lord? The day this happens, no soul will benefit from believing if it did not believe before that, and did not reap the benefits of belief by leading a righteous life. Say, "Keep on waiting; we too are waiting."

Whoever does a righteous work receives the reward for ten, and the one who commits a sin is requited for only one. No one suffers the slightest injustice. Say, "My Lord has guided me in a straight path – the perfect religion of Abraham, monotheism. He never was an idol worshiper." Say, "My Contact Prayers (Salat), my worship practices, my life and my death, are all devoted absolutely to God alone, the Lord of the universe. He has no partner. This is what I am commanded to believe, and I am the first to submit." Say, "Shall I seek other than God as a lord, when He is the Lord of all things? No soul benefits except from its own works, and none bears the burden of another.

Ultimately, you return to your Lord, then He informs you regarding all your disputes." He is the One who made you inheritors of the Earth, and He raised some of you above others in rank, in order to test you in accordance with what He has given you. Surely, your Lord is efficient in enforcing retribution, and He is Forgiver, Most Merciful.