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A-Z of Qur'an: A - D

A

Allah

"To God Belongs the East and the West: Wherever you turn you will find God's presence. God is ever present - All Knowing."(2:115)

"...And He gave you life and will cause you to die and will give you life again - we will all return back to Him." (2:28)


B

Balance

"And the Firmament He has raised high, and He has set up the Balance of Justice, in order that you may not transgress due balance. So establish weight with justice and fall not short in the balance. It is He who has spread out the Earth for His creatures." (55:7-10)

Believers

"Let there arise out of you a band of people inviting to all that is good, enjoining what is right, and forbidding what is wrong: They are the ones to attain felicity." (3:104)


C

Charity

"And be steadfast in Prayer and regular in Charity: And whatever good you send forth for your souls before you, you shall find it with God: for God sees well all that you do." (2:110)

Creation

"Do you not see that God sends down rain from the sky? With it We then bring out produce of various colours. And in the mountains are tracts of white and red, of various shades of colour, and black intense in colour.

And so amongst men and crawling creatures and cattle, are they of various colours. Those truly fear God, among His servants who have knowledge: For God is Exalted in might, Oft Forgiving." (35:27-28)

"He created you all from a single Person: then created of like nature his mate; and He sent down for you eight head of cattle in pairs: He makes you, in the wombs of your mothers, in stages, one after another, in three veils of darkness. Such is God your Lord and Cherisher: To Him belongs all Dominion. There is No God but He: then how are you turned away from your true centre?"(39:6)


D

Death

"And they say: What is there but our life in this world? We shall die and we live, and nothing but time can destroy us. But of that they have no knowledge: they merely conjecture:

And when Our Clear Signs are rehearsed to them, their argument is nothing but this: they say, Bring back our forefathers, if what you say is true!

Say It is God who gives you life, then gives you death, then He will gather you together for the Day of Judgement about which there is no doubt: but most men do not understand." (45:24-6)

Despair

"So lose not heart nor fall into despair: For you must gain mastery if you are true in Faith." (3:139)

"How many of the Prophets fought in God's way and with them fought large bands of godly men? But they never lost heart if they met with disaster in God's way, nor did they weaken in will nor give in. And God loves those who are firm and steadfast. (3:146)


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A-Z of Qur'an: E - I

E

Evil

"Whatever good happens to you, it is from God; But whatever evil happens to you, it is from your own soul. And we have sent you as a messenger to instruct mankind. And enough is God for a witness." (4:79)


F

Faith

"Yet there are men who take for worship others besides God, As equal to God: They love them as they should love God. But those of faith, are overflowing with love for God. If only the unrighteous could see, behold they would see the penalty: that to God belongs all power, and God will strongly enforce the penalty." (2:165)

Forgiveness

"Be you foremost in seeking forgiveness from your Lord, and a Garden of Bliss the width thereof is as the width of Heaven and Earth, prepared for those who believe in God and His messengers: That is the grace of God, which He bestows on whom He pleases: and God is the Lord of Grace abounding." (57:21)


G

Good

"God is never unjust in the least degree: if there is any good done, He doubles it, and gives from His own presence a great reward." (4:40)

Guidance

"Say: Shall we indeed call on others besides God - things that can do us neither good nor harm - and turn on our heels after receiving guidance from God? - like one whom the evil ones have made into a fool, wandering bewildered through the earth, his friends calling 'Come to us', vainly guiding him to the path. Say: God's guidance is the only guidance, and we have been directed to submit ourselves to the Lord of the worlds." (6:71)


H

Heaven

"For those who fear their Lord, are Gardens, with rivers flowing underneath: therein are they to dwell forever - A gift from the presence of God; and that which is in the Presence of God is the best bliss for the righteous." (3:198)

"If any do deeds of righteousness, be they male or female - and have Faith, they will enter Heaven, and not the least injustice will be done to them." (4:124)

Hell

"And Hell, that day, is brought face to face - on that Day will man remember, but how will that remembrance profit him? (89:23)

Hereafter

"That Home of the Hereafter We shall give to those who intend not high-handedness or mischief on earth; And the end is best for the righteous."(28:83)


I

Inspiration

"It is not fitting for a man that God should speak to him except by inspiration, or from behind a veil, or by the sending of a Messenger to reveal, with God's permission what God wills; for He is Most High, Most Wise.

And thus have We by Our command, sent Inspiration to you: You did not know before what revelation was, and what was Faith; but We have made the Quran a Light, wherewith We guide such as Our servants as We will; and verily you guide men to the Straight Way, -

The way of God to Whom belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on the earth. Behold how all affairs tend towards God!" (42:51-3)

"And thy Lord taught the Bee to build its cells in hills, on trees, and in men's habitations;" (16:68)

"Our Lord is He Who gave each created thing its form and nature, and further, gave it guidance." (20:50)

Intercession

"Leave alone those who take their Religion to be mere play and amusement, and are deceived by the life of this world. But proclaim to them, that every soul delivers itself to ruin by its own acts: It will find for itself no protector or intercessor except God; if it offered every ransom, or reparation, none will be accepted; such is the end of those who deliver themselves to ruin by their own acts: They will have for drink only boiling water, and for punishment, one most grievous: for they persisted in rejecting God." (6:70)


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A-Z of Qur'an: J - M

J

Jesus

"And remember, Jesus, the son of Mary, said: O Children of Israel! I am the messenger of God sent to you, confirming the Law which came before me, and giving glad tidings of a messenger to come after me, whose name shall be Ahmed. But when he came to them with Clear Signs they said, This is evident sorcery." (61:6)

Judgement

"By the winds that scatter broadcast; and those that lift and bear away heavy weights; and those that flow with ease and gentleness; and those that distribute and apportion by command;

Verily that which you are promised is true; and verily Judgement and Justice must indeed come to pass." (51:1-6)

Justice

"We have sent down to thee the Book in truth, that you might judge between men, as guided by God: so be not used as an advocate by those who betray their trust;

but seek the forgiveness of God; for God is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful." (4:105-6)


K

Kindness

"Serve God, and join not any partners with Him; and do good - to parents, kinsfolk, orphans, those in need, neighbours who are near, neighbours who are strangers, the Companion by your side, the wayfarer you meet and what your right hands possess: For God loves not the arrogant, the vain glorious." (4:36)


L

Life

"What is the Life of this world but play and amusement? But the best is the home in the hereafter, for those who are righteous. Will you not then understand?" (6:32)

"Know you all, that the life of this world is but play and amusement, pomp and mutual boasting and multiplying, in rivalry among yourselves, riches and children. Here is a similitude: How rain and the growth which it brings forth, delight the hearts of the tillers; soon it withers; you will see it grow yellow; then it becomes dry and crumbles away. But in the hereafter is a penalty severe for the wrongdoers. And forgiveness from God and His good pleasure for those who do good. And what is the life of this world, but goods and chattels of deception."(57:20)


M

Man

"It is He who made you His agents, inheritors of the earth: He raised you in ranks, some above the others: that He may try you in the gifts that He has given you: For thy Lord is quick in punishment: yet He is indeed Oft Forgiving, Most Merciful." (6:165)

"Say: It is He who has created you and made you grow, and made for you the faculties of hearing and seeing, feeling and understanding: Little thanks is it you give.

Say: It is He who has multiplied you through the earth, and to Him will you be gathered together." (67:23-4)

Manners

"O you who believe! Let not some men among you laugh at others: It may be that the latter are better than the former: nor let some women laugh at others: It may be that the latter are better than the former: nor defame nor be sarcastic to one another, nor call each other by offensive nicknames: Ill seeming is a name connoting wickedness, to be used of one after he has believed: and those who do not desist are indeed doing wrong." (49:11)

"Oh you who believe! When you are told to make room in the assemblies, spread out and make room: ample room will God provide for you. And when you are told to rise up, rise up: God will raise up, to suitable ranks and degrees, those of you who believe and who have been granted knowledge. And God is well-acquainted with all you do." (58:11)


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A-Z of Qur'an: N - Q

N

Names

"He is God the Creator, The Evolver, The Bestower of Forms. To Him belong the most beautiful names: Whatever is in the heavens and on earth, declares His Praises and Glory: and He is exalted in might, the Wise." (59:24)

Nature

"Do you not see, that it is God whose praise all beings in the heavens and on earth do celebrate, and the birds of the air with wings outspread? Each one knows its own prayer and praise. And God knows well, all that they do.

To God belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth; and to God is the final goal.

Do you not see that God makes the clouds move gently, then joins them together, then makes them into a heap? - Then will you see rain issue forth from their midst. And He sends down from the sky mountain masses of clouds wherein is hail: He strikes therewith whom He pleases and He turns it away from whom He pleases. The vivid flash of His lightening blinds the sight.

It is God who alternates the night and the day - Verily in these things is an instructive example for those who have vision!" (24:41-4)


O

Obedience


"Oh you who believe! Obey God and His messenger, and those charged with authority among you. If you differ in anything among yourselves, refer it to God and His messenger, If you believe in God and the Last Day: That is best, and most suitable for final determination." (4:59)


P

Parents

"Your Lord has decreed that you worship none but Him, and that you be kind to parents. Whether one or both of them attain old age in your life, say not a word of contempt to them, nor repel them, but address them in terms of honour.

And, out of kindness, lower to them the wing of humility, and say: My Lord! Bestow on them your Mercy even as they cherished me in childhood." (17:23-4)

Patience

"Oh you who believe! Seek help with patient perseverance and prayer: for God is with those who patiently persevere." (2:153)

Prayer

"For Him alone is Prayer in Truth: any others that they call upon besides Him hear them no more than if they were to stretch out their hands for water to reach their mouths but it never reaches them: For the prayer of those without faith is nothing but futile wandering in the mind.
Whatever beings there are in the heavens and the earth do prostrate themselves and submit to God with good will or in spite of themselves: So do their shadows in the mornings and evenings." (13:14-5)


Q

Quran

"God has revealed from time to time the most beautiful Message in the form of a Book, consistent with itself, yet repeating its teachings in various aspects: The skins of those who fear their Lord tremble thereat; then their skins and their hearts soften to the celebration of Gods praises. Such is the guidance of God: He guides who He pleases, but those He leaves astray will have none to guide them." (39:23)


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A-Z of Qur'an: R - Z

R

Ramadan

"Ramadan is the month in which was sent down the Quran, as a guide to mankind, also clear signs for guidance and judgement between right and wrong. So every one of you who is present at his home during that month should spend it in fasting, but if anyone is ill, or on a journey, the prescribed period should be made up by days later. God intends every facility for you; He does not want to put you to difficulties. He wants you to complete the prescribed period, and to glorify Him in that He has guided you; and perchance you shall be grateful." (2:185)

Religion

"Let there be no compulsion in religion: Truth stands out clear from error: whoever rejects evil and believes in God has grasped the most trustworthy grip, that never breaks. And God hears and knows all things." (2:256)

Reward

"Say: Oh you My servants who believe! Fear your Lord. Good is the reward for those who do good in this world. Spacious is God's earth! Those who patiently persevere will truly receive a reward without measure!" (39:10)


S

Sin

"How many towns have We destroyed for their sins? Our punishment took them on a sudden by night or while they slept for their afternoon rest.
When Our punishment took them, no cry did they utter but this: 'Indeed we did wrong'." (7:4-5)

Striving

"Those who believe, and suffer exile and strive with might and main, in God's cause, with their goods and their persons, have the highest rank in the sight of God: They are the people who will achieve salvation." (9:20)

Signs

"Behold in the creation of the heavens and of the earth; in the alteration of the night and the day; in the sailing of the ships through the ocean for the profit of mankind; in the rain which God sends down from the skies, and the life He gives therewith to an earth that is dead; in the beasts of all kinds that He scatters through the earth; in the change of the winds, and the clouds which they trail like their slaves between the sky and the earth; Here indeed are signs for a people that are wise." (2:164)


T

Trust

"O you that believe! Do not betray the trust of God and His messenger, nor misappropriate knowingly things entrusted to you.

And you know, that your possessions and your progeny are but a trial; and that it is God with whom lies your highest reward." (8:27-8)


U

Unity

"And your God is one God: There is no God but He, most Gracious, most Merciful." (2:163)


V

Vanity

"O Children of Adam wear your beautiful apparel at every time and place of prayer: eat and drink: but waste not to excess, for God loves not the wasters." (7:31)


W

Women

"O mankind! Reverence your Guardian Lord, who created you from a single person, created, of like nature, his mate, and from them twain scattered like seeds countless men and women; reverence God, through Whom you demand your mutual rights, and reverence the wombs that bore you: for God ever watches over you." (4:1)


Z

Zodiac

"It is We Who have set out the Zodiacal Signs in the heavens, and made them fair-seeming to all beholders; And moreover We have guarded them from every evil spirit accursed:" (15:16-7)