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We have Sent the Qur'an Progressively that you might Recite it over a Prolonged Period

So I will Give them Time, Indeed My Plan is Firm - Muhammad is Not but a Clear Warner

17:106 - 107, Qur'an
[This is] a Qur'an which We have separated [by intervals] that you might recite it to the people over a prolonged period.  And We have sent it down progressively.  [So] say, "Believe in it or do not believe."  Indeed, those who were given knowledge before it - when it is recited to them, they fall upon their faces in prostration,

25:32, Qur'an
[But] those who disbelieve say, "Why was the Qur'an not revealed to him all at once?"  Thus it is that We may strengthen thereby your heart.  And We have spaced it distinctly -

36:6 - 7, Qur'an
That you may warn a people whose forefathers were not warned, so they are unaware.  Already the word has come into effect upon most of them, so they do not believe.

9:126 - 127, Qur'an
Do they not see that they are tried every year once or twice but then they do not repent nor do they remember?  And whenever a surah is revealed, they look at each other, [saying], "Does anyone see you?" and then they dismiss themselves.  God has dismissed their hearts because they are a people who do not understand -

Isaiah 28:13, Torah
[For] the word of the Lord was to them precept upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little; that they might go, and fall backward, and be broken and snared and taken.

68:44 - 45, Qur'an
So leave Me, with [the matter of] whoever denies the Qur'an.  We will progressively lead them [to punishment] from where they do not know.  And I will give them time.  Indeed, My plan is firm -

76:23, Qur'an
[For] indeed, it is We who have sent down to you, the Qur'an progressively.

7:184, Qur'an
Then do they not give thought?  There is in their companion [Muhammad] no madness.  He is not but a clear warner.


Muhammad is a Warner Like the Former Warners

We had Certainly Sent Noah to his People, saying, "I Fear for you the Punishment of a Painful Day"

53:56 - 57, Qur'an
This [prophet Muhammad] is a warner like the former warners.  The Approaching Day has approached.

73:15 - 16, Qur'an
[For] We have sent to you a messenger [Muhammad] as a witness upon you just as We sent to Pharaoh a messenger [Moses].  But Pharaoh disobeyed the messenger, so We seized him with a ruinous seizure.

11:25 - 26, Qur'an
[And] We had certainly sent Noah to his people, [saying], "Indeed, I am to you a clear warner, that you not worship except God.  Indeed, I fear for you the punishment of a painful day."

46:21, Qur'an
And mention, the brother of 'Aad, when he warned his people in the [region of] al-Ahqaf - and warners had already passed on before him and after him - [saying], "Do not worship except God.  Indeed, I fear for you the punishment of a terrible day."

46:9, Qur'an
[So] say [O Muhammad], "I am not something original among the messengers, nor do I know what will be done with me or with you.  I only follow that which is revealed to me, and I am not but a clear warner."

42:7, Qur'an
And thus We have revealed to you [O Muhammad] an Arabic Qur'an that you may warn the Mother of Cities [Mecca] and those around it and warn of the Day of Assembly, about which there is no doubt.  A party will be in Paradise and a party in the Blaze.

35:24, Qur'an
[So] indeed, We have sent you with the truth as a warner and a bringer of good tidings.  And there was no nation but that there had passed within it a warner.

Jeremiah 7:25, Torah
"[For] since the day that your fathers came forth out of the land of Egypt to this day I have even sent to you all My servants the prophets, rising up early and sending [them] daily.

Jeremiah 25:5 - 7, Torah
They said, 'Turn again now, everyone from his evil way, and from the evil of your doings, and dwell in the land that the Lord has given to you and your fathers forever and ever.  And do not go after other gods to serve them, and to worship them, and provoke Me not to anger with the works of your hands; and I will do you no hurt.  Yet you have not listened to Me," the Lord says; "That you might provoke Me to anger with the works of your hands to your own hurt.'

Jeremiah 25:8 - 9, Torah
Therefore the Lord thus says of hosts; 'Because you have not heard My words, behold, I will send and take all the families of the north,' the Lord says, 'And Nebuchadrezzar, the king of Babylon, My servant, and will bring them against this land, and against the inhabitants thereof, and against all these nations round about, and will utterly destroy them, and make them an astonishment, and a hissing, and perpetual desolations."

35:25 - 26, Qur'an
And [thus] if they deny you - then already have those before them denied.  Their messengers came to them with clear proofs and written ordinances and with the enlightening Scripture.  Then I seized the ones who disbelieved, and how [terrible] was My reproach.

25:37 - 39, Qur'an
[For] the people of Noah - when they denied the messengers, We drowned them, and We made them for mankind a sign.  And We have prepared for the wrongdoers a painful punishment.  And [We destroyed] 'Aad and Thamud and the companions of the well and many generations between them.  And for each We presented examples [as warnings], and each We destroyed with [total] destruction.

34:45, Qur'an
[Thus] those before them denied, and the people of Mecca have not attained a tenth of what We had given them.  But the former peoples denied My messengers, so how [terrible] was My reproach.

10:102, Qur'an
So do they wait except for like [what occurred in] the days of those who passed on before them?  Say, "Then wait; indeed, I am with you among those who wait."


Read the Qur'an in the Order of Revelation

Muhammad Warned Mecca over a Prolonged Period, for he was a Warner Before a Severe Punishment

1    Al-'Alaq    96
2    Al-Qalam    68

We have sent to you a messenger as a witness upon you [Muhammad] just as We sent to Pharaoh a messenger [Moses], but Pharaoh disobeyed the messenger, so We seized him with a ruinous seizure.

3    Al-Muzzammil    73
4    Al-Muddathir    74
5    Al-Fatihah    1
6    Al-Masad    111
7    At-Takwir    81
8    Al-A'la    87
9    Al-Layl    92
10    Al-Fajr    89
11    Ad-Dhuhaa    93
12    Ash-Sharh    94
13    Al-'Asr    103
14    Al-'Adiyat    100
15    Al-Kawthar    108
16    At-Takathur    102
17    Al-Ma'un    107
18    Al-Kafirun    109
19    Al-Fil    105
20    Al-Falaq    113
21    An-Nas    114
22    Al-Ikhlas    112

This prophet [Muhammad] is a warner like the former warners.

23    An-Najm    53
24    'Abasa    80
25    Al-Qadr    97
26    Ash-Shams    91
27    Al-Buruj    85
28    At-Tin    95
29    Quraysh    106
30    Al-Qari'ah    101
31    Al-Qiyama    75
32    Al-Humazah    104
33    Al-Mursalat    77

The people of Noah denied before them, and the companions of the well and Thamud and 'Aad and Pharaoh and the brothers of Lot and the companions of the thicket and the people of Tubba'.  All denied the messengers, so My threat was justly fulfilled.

34    Qaf    50
35    Al-Balad    90
36    At-Tariq    86
37    Al-Qamar    54
38    Sad    38

For every nation is a specified term.  So when their time has come, they will not remain behind an hour, nor will they precede it.  Then do they not give thought?  Muhammad is not but a clear warner.  Then do they not think that perhaps their appointed time has come near?

39    Al-A'raf    7
40    Al-Jinn    72
41    Ya-Sin    36

But those who disbelieve say, "Why was the Qur'an not revealed to him all at once?" Thus it is that We may strengthen thereby your heart.  And We have spaced it distinctly.

42    Al-Furqan    25
43    Fatir    35
44    Maryam    19
45    Taha    20
46    Al-Waqi'ah    56
47    Ash-Shu'ara    26
48    An-Naml    27
49    Al-Qasas    28

And so this is a Qur'an which We have separated by intervals that you might recite it to the people over a prolonged period.  And We have sent it down progressively.

50    Al-Isra    17
51    Yunus    10
52    Hud    11
53    Yusuf    12
54    Al-Hijr    15

For this is a Book which We have sent down that you may warn the Mother of Cities [Mecca] and those around it.

55    Al-An'am    6

And Our word has already preceded for Our servants, the messengers, that indeed, they would be those given victory and that indeed, Our soldiers will be those who overcome.  So, leave them for a time.  And see what will befall them, for they are going to see.  Then for Our punishment are they impatient?  But when it descends in their territory, then evil is the dawn of those who were warned.

56    As-Saffat    37
57    Luqman    31
58    Saba    34
59    Az-Zumar    39
60    Al-Ghafir    40
61    Fussilat    41

And thus We have revealed to you an Arabic Qur'an that you may warn the Mother of Cities [Mecca] and those around it.

62    Ash-Shuraa    42
63    Az-Zukhruf    43
64    Ad-Dukhan    44
65    Al-Jathiyah    45
66    Al-Ahqaf    46
67    Adh-Dhariyat    51
68    Al-Ghashiyah    88
69    Al-Kahf    18

The command of God is coming, so be not impatient for it.

70    An-Nahl    16
71    Nuh    71
72    Ibrahim    14

The time of their account has approached for the people.

73    Al-Anbya    21
74    Al-Mu'minun    23

"When will this conquest be, if you are truthful?"

75    As-Sajdah    32
76    At-Tur    52
77    Al-Mulk    67
78    Al-Haaqqah    69
79    Al-Ma'arij    70
80    An-Naba    78
81    An-Nazi'at    79
82    Al-Infitar    82
83    Al-Inshiqaq    84
84    Ar-Rum    30

The term decreed by God is coming.

85    Al-'Ankabut    29
86    Al-Mutaffifin    83

Fight in the way of God those who fight you but do not transgress - Such is the recompense of the disbelievers.

87    Al-Baqarah    2

The day of criterion - the day when the two armies met.

88    Al-Anfal    8

Mecca is like the custom of the people of Pharaoh and those before them. They denied Our signs, so God seized them for their sins.

89    Ali 'Imran    3

He caused you to inherit their land and their homes and their properties and a land which you have not trodden.

90    Al-Ahzab    33
91    Al-Mumtahanah    60
92    An-Nisa    4
93    Al-Zalzalah    99
94    Al-Hadid    57

And how many a city was stronger than your city Mecca which drove you out?  We destroyed them; and there was no helper for them.

95    Muhammad    47
96    Ar-Ra'd    13
97    Al-Rahman    55
98    Al-Insan    76
99    At-Talaq    65
100    Al-Bayyinah    98
101    Al-Hashr    59
102    An-Nur    24
103    Al-Haj    22
104    Al-Munafiqun    63
105    Al-Mujadila    58
106    Al-Hujrat    49
107    At-Tahrim    66
108    At-Taghabun    64

You will obtain another favor that you love - victory from God and an imminent conquest.

109    As-Saf    61
110    Al-Jumu'ah    62

We have given you a clear conquest, and He promises other victories that you were so far unable to realize which God has already encompassed.

111    Al-Fath    48

This day I have perfected for you your religion.

112    Al-Ma'idah    5

Do they not see that they are tried every year once or twice but then they do not repent nor do they remember?  And whenever a surah is revealed, they dismiss themselves?

113    At-Tawbah    9

When the victory of God has come and the conquest, and you see the people entering into the religion of God in multitudes, then exalt God.

114    An-Nasr    110

 

* and *~ indicate verses that confirm or are related to the Torah or Gospel


We have Certainly Given you Seven of the Often Repeated Narrations and the Great Qur'an

We Sent Our Messengers - Noah, Hud, Salih, Abraham, Lot, Shu'ayb, and Moses - then Made them Narrations

23:44, Qur'an
We sent Our messengers in succession.  Every time there came to a nation its messenger, they denied him, so We made them follow one another [to destruction], and We made them narrations.  So away with a people who do not believe.

15:84 - 87, Qur'an
So nothing availed them [from] what they used to earn.  And We have not created the heavens and earth and that between them except in truth.  And indeed, the Hour is coming; so forgive with gracious forgiveness.  Indeed, your Lord - He is the Knowing Creator.  And We have certainly given you, seven of the often repeated [narrations] and the great Qur'an.

22:42 - 44, Qur'an
[But] if they deny you, - so, before them, did the people of Noah [1] and 'Aad [2] and Thamud [3] deny [their prophets], and the people of Abraham [4] and the people of Lot [5] and the inhabitants of Midian [6].  And Moses [7] was denied, so I prolonged enjoyment for the disbelievers; then I seized them, and how [terrible] was My reproach.

26:103 - 106, Qur'an
[So] indeed in that is a sign, but most of them were not to be believers.  And indeed, your Lord - He is the Almighty, the Most Merciful.  The people of Noah [1] denied the messengers, when their brother Noah said to them, "Will you not fear God?"

26:121 - 124, Qur'an
Indeed in that is a sign, but most of them were not to be believers.  And indeed, your Lord - He is the Almighty, the Most Merciful.  'Aad [2] denied the messengers, when their brother Hud said to them, "Will you not fear God?"

26:139 - 142, Qur'an
Indeed in that is a sign, but most of them were not to be believers.  And indeed, your Lord - He is the Almighty, the Most Merciful.  Thamud [3] denied the messengers, when their brother Salih said to them, "Will you not fear God?"

26:67 - 70, Qur'an
Indeed in that is a sign, but most of them were not to be believers.  And indeed, your Lord - He is the Almighty, the Most Merciful.  And recite to them the news of Abraham [4], when he said to his father and his people, "What do you worship?"

26:158 - 161, Qur'an
Indeed in that is a sign, but most of them were not to be believers.  And indeed, your Lord - He is the Almighty, the Most Merciful.  The people of Lot [5] denied the messengers, when their brother Lot said to them, "Will you not fear God?"

26:174 - 177, Qur'an
Indeed in that is a sign, but most of them were not to be believers.  And indeed, your Lord - He is the Almighty, the Most Merciful.  The companions of the thicket [6] denied the messengers, when Shu'ayb said to them, "Will you not fear God?"

26:8 - 11, Qur'an
Indeed in that is a sign, but most of them were not to be believers.  And indeed, your Lord - He is the Almighty, the Most Merciful.  And when your Lord called Moses [7], [saying], "Go to the wrongdoing people - the people of Pharaoh.  Will they not fear God?"

26:190 - 191, Qur'an
Indeed in that is a sign, but most of them were not to be believers.  And indeed, your Lord - He is the Almighty, the Most Merciful.

39:23, Qur'an
[Thus] God has sent down the best statement: a consistent Book wherein is reiteration.  The skins shiver therefrom of those who fear their Lord; then their skins and their hearts relax at the remembrance of God.  That is the guidance of God by which He guides whom He wills.  And one whom God leaves astray - for him there is no guide.

12:111, Qur'an
[For] there was certainly in their stories a lesson for those of understanding.  Never was the Qur'an a narration invented, but a guidance and mercy for a people who believe and a confirmation of what was before it and a detailed explanation of all things.

11:120, Qur'an
[So] each story We relate to you from the news of the messengers is that by which We make firm your heart.  And there has come to you, in this, the truth and an instruction and a reminder for the believers -

60:6, Qur'an
[Whereby] there has certainly been for you in [Abraham and those with him] an excellent pattern for anyone whose hope is in God and the Last Day.  And whoever turns away - then indeed, God is the Free of need, the Praiseworthy.