61 The Ranks
61:1 Whatever is in the heavens and on earth, let it declare the Praises and Glory of God: for He is the Exalted in Might, the Wise.
61:2 O ye who believe! Why say ye that which ye do not?
61:3 Grievously odious is it in the sight of God that ye say that which ye do not.
61:4 Truly God loves those who fight in His Cause in battle array, as if they were a solid cemented structure.
Allah loves those who fight for him.
61:5 And remember, Moses said to his people: “O my people! why do ye vex and insult me, though ye know that I am the apostle of God (sent) to you?” Then when they went wrong, God let their hearts go wrong. For God guides not those who are rebellious transgressors.
Allah leads some people astray.
61:6 And remember, Jesus, the son of Mary, said: “O Children of Israel! I am the apostle of God (sent) to you, confirming the Law (which came) before me, and giving Glad Tidings of an Apostle to come after me, whose name shall be Ahmad.” But when h e came to them with Clear Signs, they said, “this is evident sorcery!”
61:7 Who doth greater wrong than one who invents falsehood against God, even as he is being invited to Islam? And God guides not those who do wrong.
The worst thing you can do is tell a lie about Allah.
61:8 Their intention is to extinguish God’s Light (by blowing) with their mouths: But God will complete (the revelation of) His Light, even though the Unbelievers may detest (it).
61:9 It is He Who has sent His Apostle with Guidance and the Religion of Truth, that he may proclaim it over all religion, even though the Pagans may detest (it).
Allah gave Muhammad the one true religion and sent him to conquer all other (false) religions.
(Quoted by Osama bin Laden in his ‘’letter to America’’ as a justification for the 11 September 2001 attacks.)
61:10 O ye who believe! Shall I lead you to a bargain that will save you from a grievous Penalty?-
“O ye who believe! Shall I lead you to a bargain that will save you from a grievous Penalty?”
Doom in the Quran
For disbelievers a painful doom
61:11 That ye believe in God and His Apostle, and that ye strive (your utmost) in the Cause of God, with your property and your persons: That will be best for you, if ye but knew!
61:12 He will forgive you your sins, and admit you to Gardens beneath which Rivers flow, and to beautiful mansions in Gardens of Eternity: that is indeed the Supreme Achievement.
61:13 And another (favour will He bestow,) which ye do love,- help from God and a speedy victory. So give the Glad Tidings to the Believers.
61:14 O ye who believe! Be ye helpers of God: As said Jesus the son of Mary to the Disciples, “Who will be my helpers to (the work of) God?” Said the disciples, “We are God’s helpers!” then a portion of the Children of Israel believed, and a portion disbelieved: But We gave power to those who believed, against their enemies, and they became the ones that prevailed.