The heavens almost break from above them, and the angels exalt [God] with praise of their Lord and ask forgiveness for those on earth. Unquestionably, it is God who is the Forgiving, the Merciful.
And thus We have revealed to you an Arabic Qur'an that you may warn the Mother of Cities [Bakkah] and those around it and warn of the Day of Assembly, about which there is no doubt. A group will be in the Garden and a group in the Blaze.
And if God willed, He could have made them [of] one nation [united in religion], but He admits whom He wills into His mercy. And the wrongdoers do not have any protector or helper. *Isaiah 43:11, *Hosea 13:4
[He is] Creator of the heavens and the earth. He has made for you from yourselves, mates, and among the cattle, mates; He multiplies you thereby. There is nothing like Him, and He is the Hearing, the Seeing.
He has ordained for you of religion what He enjoined upon Noah and that which We have revealed to you, and what We enjoined upon Abraham and Moses and Jesus - to establish the religion and not be divided therein. Difficult for those who associate others [with God] is that to which you invite them. God chooses for Himself whom He wills and guides to Himself whoever turns back [to Him].
And they did not become divided until after knowledge had come to them - out of jealous animosity between themselves. And if not for a word that preceded from your Lord [postponing the penalty] until a specified time, it would have been concluded between them. And indeed, those who were granted inheritance of the Scripture after them are, concerning it, in suspicious doubt.
So to that [religion of God] invite, and remain on a right course as you are commanded and do not follow their inclinations but say, "I have believed in what God has revealed of the Book, and I have been commanded to do justice among you. God is our Lord and your Lord. For us are our deeds, and for you your deeds. There is no [need for] argument between us and you. God will bring us together, and to Him is the [final] destination."
Those who do not believe in it are impatient for it, but those who believe are fearful of it and know that it is the truth. Unquestionably, those who dispute concerning the Hour are in extreme error.
Whoever desires the harvest of the Hereafter - We increase for him in his harvest. And whoever desires the harvest of this world - We give him thereof, but there is not for him in the Hereafter any share.
Or have they other partners who have ordained for them a religion to which God has not consented? But if not for the Word of Judgement, it would have been concluded between them. And indeed, the wrongdoers will have a painful punishment.
You will see the wrongdoers fearful of what they have earned, and it will [certainly] befall them. And those who have believed and done righteous deeds will be in flowering meadows of the Gardens having whatever they will in the presence of their Lord. That is what is the great bounty.
It is that of which God gives good news to His servants who believe and do righteous deeds. Say, "I do not ask you for this message any payment, *Shepherd of Hermas 43:12 except love among relatives." And whoever commits a good deed - We will increase for him good therein. Indeed, God is Forgiving and Appreciative.
Or do they say, "He has invented about God a lie"? But if God willed, He could seal over your heart. And God eliminates falsehood and establishes the truth by His words. Indeed, He is Knowing of that within the breasts.
And He answers [the supplication of] those who have believed and done righteous deeds and increases [for] them from His bounty. *Genesis 25:21 But the disbelievers will have a severe punishment.
And if God had extended [excessively] provision for His servants, they would have committed tyranny throughout the earth. But He sends [it] down in an amount which He wills. Indeed He is, of His servants, Aware and Seeing.
And he whom God sends astray - for him there is no protector beyond Him. And you will see the wrongdoers, when they see the punishment, saying, "Is there for return [to the former world] any way?"
And you will see them being exposed to [the Fire], humbled from humiliation, looking from [behind] a stealthy glance. And those who had believed will say, "Indeed, the [true] losers are the ones who lost themselves and their families on the Day of Resurrection. Unquestionably, the wrongdoers are in an enduring punishment."
But if they turn away - then We have not sent you over them as a guardian; upon you is only [the duty of] notification. And indeed, when We let man taste mercy from Us, he rejoices in it; but if evil afflicts him for what his hands have put forth, then indeed, man is ungrateful.
And it is not for any human being that God should speak to him except by revelation or from behind a partition or that He sends a messenger to reveal, by His permission, what He wills. *Numbers 12:6 Indeed, He is Most High and Wise.
And thus We have revealed to you a [Holy] Spirit by Our command. You did not know what is the Scripture or [what is] faith, but We have made it a light by which We guide whom We will of Our servants. And indeed, you guide to a straight path -