Question number 2 in the chapter “Quran → Hidayat/God’s Guidance”. If God Himself did not guide us or our ancestors, and we are following the path of our ancestors, what is our fault in this?
- In answer to question number 2, Allah says that.
- Sanatana or Hinduism and their ancestors.
- Christian and their Ancestors.
- Muslims and their ancestors.
- The religion of the ancestors.
- Infidels and their good deeds.
- Can God ever command immorality?
- Infidels and Devil are friends of each other.
- God is the goal of every religion.
- God sent prophets. Take the right path or end up like your ancestors.
- Hijab between the Quran and the Kafir.
- Ultimately Allah Ta’ala pronounces the judgement.
- God’s qualities.
- Allah sent down the holy books to make Himself known.
In answer to question number 2, Allah says that.
“And they say, if God had willed, we would not have worshiped these gods. [Allah asks that]. Did We order them or their ancestors to be included with God in any holy book before the Qur’an from which they take this proof? [Allah answers]. They have no knowledge of it. They are only speculating. And they start saying that we have found our ancestors on a path and we are following in their footsteps.” (Q-43:20-22).
“In fact, similar questions were asked by his next ancestors too. While the Prophet came to them with the message of Allah. Allah says: We have sent messengers to every community (nation) and the messengers have given the message of worshiping God i.e., monotheism. And prevented from idolatry. So, some of them turned to Allah, Allah guided them. Otherwise, most of the people remain in error.” (Q-16: 35-36).
And on the Day of Resurrection, when the disbelievers will say! We did not know that, otherwise we would have worshipped you. God will say! Did We not send messengers to you or to your forefathers? But you called them liars and madmen. And said that we have found our ancestors on a path and we are following their footsteps. And we do not believe in the religion that has been sent to you, so now your full punishment is hell.
“Because the devil makes our evils look beautiful. And we leave the way of Allah and make the devil our friend.” (Q-43:37).
Everyone knows that there will be some difficulties but the path of truth is eternal. But still man naturally takes the short and easy way to evil. Then our future generations go on choosing this easy path. As we have been following the path of our ancestors and there comes a time when we don’t want to think about right and wrong, we just follow the path of our ancestors. And to reinforce this thought, Devils exists in our society in the form of powerful people and ignorant priests.
Now the question arises which religion is right and which is wrong?
Let us try to understand the three major religions of the world……
Sanatana or Hinduism and their ancestors.
Aryas came to India through Sindh. Since ancient times, this route has connected Persia, Egypt and Jerusalem. Aryas had brought “Vedas” with him. He was a follower of Sanatana Dharma. Which is also called Hinduism today. The formless One God has been taught in the Vedas too. And even today regarding idolatry it is said that idols are only to focus the mind.
Apart from this, in the Hindu religion also describes the flood of water. Which connects to Noah/Manu and the Vedas appear to be the scriptures of Noah/Manu received from God. Prophets or avatars also came here. who were later accepted as Gods.
Christian and their Ancestors.
Matthew’s Bible [which is the most reliable and well-known. Matthew is one of the 12 disciples of Jesus Christ. And it is believed to be with Jesus Christ at all times] I Jesus Christ nowhere said that he himself is God or the Son of God. This theory came into existence in 315 AD. Because! God is the nurturer, under the influence of this feeling, the disciples called Jesus Christ the son of God (Matthew 16:16). And Jesus Christ himself called all the people of the world as sons of God (Matthew 5: 16, 6: 1, 7: 11, 10: 29). And on genetically basis, Jesus Christ called himself the son of Adam (Matthew 9:6, 8:20, 12:8, 16:13) and the world called him the son of David (Matthew 9:27, 10:23), 15:22, 20:31).
According to the Qur’an and old literature of the Bible, after the flood, disbelief increased greatly. So, God chose Abraham and his descendants to convey His message to the people. Even the four holy books (Qur’an, Injil, Torah and Psalms) and countless scriptures were revealed to Abraham and his descendants.
God says in the Qur’an that “We sent prophets to every nation.” Abraham and his descendants were made prophets for the guidance of their own nation and among them were also sent for the guidance of other nations. For example, Yusuf (A.S), Muhammad (S.A).
God had started the migration of his descendants during the time of Hazrat Ibrahim (peace be upon him). For example, Isaac (peace be upon him) was in Canaan, and Ishmael (peace be upon him) migrated to Mecca. Similarly, the tradition of migration continued from generation to generation. That is, the maximum Prophets are happened in the lineage of Ibrahim.
It means that every Prophet or Messenger showed the way to one God ie only one religion. And people accepted him as God after his departure.
The main reason for this was that the holy books and scriptures that Allah Ta ‘ ala sent to the people through the prophets, Politicians and contractors of religion defiled them. Or leaved them and brought other man-made books. The result was that we ruined our religion by following the path of our ancestors from generation to generation.
Muslims and their ancestors.
If you talk about Muslims!
- Allah has declared the Qur’an as the best Hadith in the Qur’an. And this hadith i.e., the Qur’an was got write by the Messenger of Allah Muhammad (peace be upon him) according to the revelation.
- This hadith was collected by Hazrat Umar and made into a book.
- Allah himself has taken responsibility for the protection of this hadith.
- The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) lived his life on this hadith.
- Allah Ta’ala declares this hadith as the source of complete knowledge of this universe.
Now you tell me? What percentage of Muslims who read and believe this hadith know what is written in this hadith? I say! In addition to Arabion, barely 2 percent! Or even less.
When the scholars give speeches, they proudly talk about the hadiths written by humans. They do not talk about the Qur’an! Even if they talk about the Qur’an, they resort to hadiths written by humans. What a time has come that the Qur’an has been made dependent on hadiths written by humans. Whereas Allah Almighty says that We have made the Qur’an easy for you so that you can understand it. And we have described it in various ways to explain it.
Every Muslim (who has a little understanding) knows that today’s Muslim is not on the right path. He accuses others but does not look into his neck to see if he himself is following the Quran.
I ask you, following the Qur’an is a far-fetched thing. do you know What are the rules for Muslims to live in the Qur’an?
- What are the rights of children and wives in the family?
- What rights do parents have?
- What are the rights of relatives, neighbors and the poor?
- Who has the right to inherit and how much?
- What are the principles of weighing and measuring?
- What are the penalties for committing crimes?
- What is the identity of a Muslim?
- How can a Muslim know if he is a Muslim or not?
- To become a Muslim! A Muslim first learn morality or worship?
- Can one become a Muslim just by worshiping?
Swear to God! If you ask yourself these questions. So, you won’t get an answer.
Allah revealed the Torah for the Ummah of Musa (peace be upon him), the Psalms for the Ummah of Dawood (peace be upon him), the Gospel for the Ummah of Jesus (peace be upon him) and the Qur’an for the Ummah of Muhammad (peace be upon him). But whenever people left the original book and increased interest in the books created by humans! And they corrupted their religion. And Allah got angry and arrested them in punishment.
On the day of judgement, when these people who call themselves, Muslims will hope for the intercession of the Prophet. Then the Prophet Muhammad (S.A) will say! “O Lord, they left the Qur’an” (meaning this is not my Ummah).
Now you tell me?
- Is today’s Muslim society following the wrong path of its ancestors or not?
- Are we in this 1450-year-old ignorant period or not?
- Have we not become those ancient nations on whom Allah sent down punishment?
- Do we too not deserve the same punishment?
- Doesn’t the persecution of Muslims in the world remind us of those torment?
Whereas Allah loves these people…….
“Those who try to know and find the truth and turn to Allah”. (Q-29: 69 and 40: 13).
رَّبِّ اَعُوۡذُ بِکَ مِنۡ ھَمَزٰتِ الشَّیٰطِیۡنِ ۙ وَاَعُوۡذُ بِکَ رَبِّ اَنۡ یَّحۡضُرُوۡن ؕ۔
بِسۡمِ اللّٰهِ الرَّحۡمٰنِ الرَّحِيۡمِۙ۔
The religion of the ancestors.
وَاِذَا قِيۡلَ لَهُمۡ تَعَالَوۡا اِلٰى مَاۤ اَنۡزَلَ اللّٰهُ وَاِلَى الرَّسُوۡلِ قَالُوۡا حَسۡبُنَا مَا وَجَدۡنَا عَلَيۡهِ اٰبَآءَنَا ؕ اَوَلَوۡ كَانَ اٰبَآؤُهُمۡ لَا يَعۡلَمُوۡنَ شَيۡــًٔـا وَّلَا يَهۡتَدُوۡنَ ﴿۱۰۴﴾۔
And when it is said to them, “Come to what Allah has revealed and to the Messenger,” they say, “Sufficient for us is that upon which we found our ancestors.” Even though their ancestors knew nothing, nor were they guided?
وَاِذَا قِيۡلَ لَهُمُ اتَّبِعُوۡا مَآ اَنۡزَلَ اللّٰهُ قَالُوۡا بَلۡ نَـتَّبِعُ مَآ اَلۡفَيۡنَا عَلَيۡهِ اٰبَآءَنَا ؕ اَوَلَوۡ كَانَ اٰبَآؤُهُمۡ لَا يَعۡقِلُوۡنَ شَيۡـًٔـا وَّلَا يَهۡتَدُوۡنَ ﴿۱۷۰﴾ ۔
And when it is said to them, “Follow what Allah has revealed,” they say, “Rather, we will follow that which we found our ancestors doing.” Even though their ancestors understood nothing, nor were they guided?
Infidels and their good deeds.
وَمَثَلُ الَّذِيۡنَ کَفَرُوۡا كَمَثَلِ الَّذِىۡ يَنۡعِقُ بِمَا لَا يَسۡمَعُ اِلَّا دُعَآءً وَّنِدَآءً ؕ صُمٌّۢ بُكۡمٌ عُمۡـىٌ فَهُمۡ لَا يَعۡقِلُوۡنَ ﴿۱۷۱﴾ ۔
The example of those who disbelieve is like that of one who shouts at what hears nothing but calls and cries cattle or sheep – deaf, dumb and blind, so they do not understand.
وَالَّذِيۡنَ كَفَرُوۡۤا اَعۡمَالُهُمۡ كَسَرَابٍۢ بِقِيۡعَةٍ يَّحۡسَبُهُ الظَّمۡاٰنُ مَآءً ؕ حَتّٰۤى اِذَا جَآءَهٗ لَمۡ يَجِدۡهُ شَيۡــًٔـا وَّوَجَدَ اللّٰهَ عِنۡدَهٗ فَوَفّٰٮهُ حِسَابَهٗ ؕ وَاللّٰهُ سَرِيۡعُ الۡحِسَابِ ۙ ﴿۳۹﴾ ۔
But those who disbelieved – their deeds are like a mirage in a lowland which a thirsty one thinks is water until, when he comes to it, he finds it is nothing but finds Allah before Him, and He will pay him in full his due; and Allah is swift in account.
[The meaning of the verse is that because of not believing in Allah, the good deeds of the unbelievers will be lost in the sight of Allah]
اَوۡ كَظُلُمٰتٍ فِىۡ بَحۡرٍ لُّـجّـِىٍّ يَّغۡشٰٮهُ مَوۡجٌ مِّنۡ فَوۡقِهٖ مَوۡجٌ مِّنۡ فَوۡقِهٖ سَحَابٌؕ ظُلُمٰتٌۢ بَعۡضُهَا فَوۡقَ بَعۡضٍؕ اِذَاۤ اَخۡرَجَ يَدَهٗ لَمۡ يَكَدۡ يَرٰٮهَاؕ وَمَنۡ لَّمۡ يَجۡعَلِ اللّٰهُ لَهٗ نُوۡرًا فَمَا لَهٗ مِنۡ نُّوۡرٍ ﴿۴۰﴾ ۔
Or [Such is the example of the good deeds of the disbelievers] like dark nesses within an unfathomable sea which is covered by waves, upon which are waves, over which are clouds – dark nesses, some of them upon others. When one puts out his hand [therein], he can hardly see it. And he to whom Allah has not granted light – for him there is no light.
[That is, the unbeliever is surrounded by the darkness of disbelief and misguidance. And this darkness does not allow him to come towards the guidance.]
ذٰ لِكَ بِاَنَّ الَّذِيۡنَ كَفَرُوۡا اتَّبَعُوا الۡبَاطِلَ وَاَنَّ الَّذِيۡنَ اٰمَنُوا اتَّبَعُوا الۡحَقَّ مِنۡ رَّبِّهِمۡؕ كَذٰلِكَ يَضۡرِبُ اللّٰهُ لِلنَّاسِ اَمۡثَالَهُمۡ ﴿۳﴾ ۔
That [The destruction of good deeds of the disbelievers] is because those who disbelieve follow falsehood, and those who believe follow the truth [All their good deeds will be rewarded. Because] from their Lord. Thus does Allah presents to the people their comparisons.
[Allah Almighty says that no one will be treated unfairly on the Day of Resurrection. Everyone will get a full reward. Therefore, when the turn of the disbelievers comes, Allah will say. Call upon your partners whom you used to worship, so that they reward you for your good deeds. And the partners will say, we do not know them. That is, how can Allah reward the good deeds of the atheists and infidels when they did not believe in Allah. And they continued to oppress themselves and the believers. So now your full punishment is Hellfire.]
Can God ever command immorality?
وَاِذَا فَعَلُوۡا فَاحِشَةً قَالُوۡا وَجَدۡنَا عَلَيۡهَاۤ اٰبَآءَنَا وَاللّٰهُ اَمَرَنَا بِهَا ؕ قُلۡ اِنَّ اللّٰهَ لَا يَاۡمُرُ بِالۡفَحۡشَآءِ ؕ اَتَقُوۡلُوۡنَ عَلَى اللّٰهِ مَا لَا تَعۡلَمُوۡنَ ﴿۲۸﴾۔
And when they commit immorality, they say, “We found our ancestors doing it, and Allah has ordered us to do it.” Say, “Indeed, Allah does not order immorality. Do you say about Allah that which you do not know?”
Infidels and Devil are friends of each other.
وَقَالُوۡا لَوۡ شَآءَ الرَّحۡمٰنُ مَا عَبَدۡنٰهُمۡؕ مَا لَهُمۡ بِذٰلِكَ مِنۡ عِلۡمٍ اِنۡ هُمۡ اِلَّا يَخۡرُصُوۡنَؕ ﴿۲۰﴾ اَمۡ اٰتَيۡنٰهُمۡ كِتٰبًا مِّنۡ قَبۡلِهٖ فَهُمۡ بِهٖ مُسۡتَمۡسِكُوۡنَ ﴿۲۱﴾ بَلۡ قَالُـوۡۤا اِنَّا وَجَدۡنَاۤ اٰبَآءَنَا عَلٰٓى اُمَّةٍ وَّاِنَّا عَلٰٓى اٰثٰرِهِمۡ مُّهۡتَدُوۡنَ ﴿۲۲﴾ ۔
And they said, “If the Most Merciful had willed, we would not have worshipped them.” They have of that no knowledge. They are not but falsifying. What! have We given them a Book before this, to which they are holding fast? 20-21″
[That is, none of the holy books before the Qur’an has taught the worship of anyone other than Allah so that they can bring any evidence.]
Rather, they say, “Indeed, we found our fathers upon a religion, and we are in their footsteps [rightly] guided.”22”
وَمَنۡ يَّعۡشُ عَنۡ ذِكۡرِ الرَّحۡمٰنِ نُقَيِّضۡ لَهٗ شَيۡطٰنًا فَهُوَ لَهٗ قَرِيۡنٌ ﴿۳۶﴾ وَاِنَّهُمۡ لَيَصُدُّوۡنَهُمۡ عَنِ السَّبِيۡلِ وَيَحۡسَبُوۡنَ اَنَّهُمۡ مُّهۡتَدُوۡنَ ﴿۳۷﴾ حَتّٰٓى اِذَا جَآءَنَا قَالَ يٰلَيۡتَ بَيۡنِىۡ وَبَيۡنَكَ بُعۡدَ الۡمَشۡرِقَيۡنِ فَبِئۡسَ الۡقَرِيۡنُ ﴿۳۸﴾ ۔
And whoever is blinded from remembrance of the Most Merciful – We appoint for him a devil, and he is to him a companion. And indeed, the devils avert them from the way [of guidance] while they think that they are [rightly] guided. Until, when he comes to Us [at Judgement], he says [to his companion], “Oh, I wish there was between me and you the distance between the east and west – how wretched a companion.”
God is the goal of every religion.
وَلَٮِٕنۡ سَاَلۡتَهُمۡ مَّنۡ خَلَقَ السَّمٰوٰتِ وَالۡاَرۡضَ لَيَقُوۡلُنَّ خَلَقَهُنَّ الۡعَزِيۡزُ الۡعَلِيۡمُۙ ﴿۹﴾ ۔
And if you should ask them, “Who has created the heavens and the earth?” they would surely say, “They were created by the Exalted in Might, the Knowing.”
God sent prophets. Take the right path or end up like your ancestors.
تَاللّٰهِ لَـقَدۡ اَرۡسَلۡنَاۤ اِلٰٓى اُمَمٍ مِّنۡ قَبۡلِكَ فَزَيَّنَ لَهُمُ الشَّيۡطٰنُ اَعۡمَالَهُمۡ فَهُوَ وَلِيُّهُمُ الۡيَوۡمَ وَلَهُمۡ عَذَابٌ اَلِيۡمٌ ﴿۶۳﴾ ۔
By Allah, we did certainly send [messengers] to nations before you, but Devil made their deeds attractive to them. And He is the companion of the disbelievers even today and there will be a painful punishment for them.
وَكَذٰلِكَ مَاۤ اَرۡسَلۡنَا مِنۡ قَبۡلِكَ فِىۡ قَرۡيَةٍ مِّنۡ نَّذِيۡرٍ اِلَّا قَالَ مُتۡرَفُوۡهَاۤ اِنَّا وَجَدۡنَاۤ اٰبَآءَنَا عَلٰٓى اُمَّةٍ وَّاِنَّا عَلٰٓى اٰثٰرِهِمۡ مُّقۡتَدُوۡنَ ﴿۲۳﴾ قٰلَ اَوَلَوۡ جِئۡتُكُمۡ بِاَهۡدٰى مِمَّا وَجَدْتُّمۡ عَلَيۡهِ اٰبَآءَكُمۡ ؕ قَالُوۡۤا اِنَّا بِمَاۤ اُرۡسِلۡـتُمۡ بِهٖ كٰفِرُوۡنَ ﴿۲۴﴾ فَانْتَقَمۡنَا مِنۡهُمۡ فَانْظُرۡ كَيۡفَ كَانَ عَاقِبَةُ الۡمُكَذِّبِيۡنَ ﴿۲۵﴾۔
And similarly, we did not send before you any warner into a city except that its affluent said, “Indeed, we found our ancestors upon a religion, and we are, in their footsteps, following.” 23″
[The meaning of the verse is that the infidels of every age, following their forefathers, held on to their polytheism and superstition].
[Each warner] said, “Even if I brought you better guidance than that [religion] upon which you found your ancestors?” They said, “Indeed we, in that with which you were sent, are disbelievers.” So, we took retribution from them; then see how was the end of the deniers.
وَكَمۡ اَرۡسَلۡنَا مِنۡ نَّبِىٍّ فِى الۡاَوَّلِيۡنَ ﴿۶﴾ وَمَا يَاۡتِيۡهِمۡ مِّنۡ نَّبِىٍّ اِلَّا كَانُوۡا بِهٖ يَسۡتَهۡزِءُوۡنَ ﴿۷﴾ فَاَهۡلَـكۡنَاۤ اَشَدَّ مِنۡهُمۡ بَطۡشًا وَّمَضٰى مَثَلُ الۡاَوَّلِيۡنَ ﴿۸﴾ ۔
And how many a prophet We sent among the former peoples, but there would not come to them a prophet except that they used to ridicule and we destroyed greater than them in [striking] power, and the example of the former peoples has preceded.
Hijab between the Quran and the Kafir.
وَاِذَا قَرَاۡتَ الۡقُرۡاٰنَ جَعَلۡنَا بَيۡنَكَ وَبَيۡنَ الَّذِيۡنَ لَا يُؤۡمِنُوۡنَ بِالۡاٰخِرَةِ حِجَابًا مَّسۡتُوۡرًا ۙ ﴿۴۵﴾ وَّجَعَلۡنَا عَلٰى قُلُوۡبِهِمۡ اَكِنَّةً اَنۡ يَّفۡقَهُوۡهُ وَفِىۡۤ اٰذَانِهِمۡ وَقۡرًا ؕ وَاِذَا ذَكَرۡتَ رَبَّكَ فِى الۡقُرۡاٰنِ وَحۡدَهٗ وَلَّوۡا عَلٰٓى اَدۡبَارِهِمۡ نُفُوۡرًا ﴿۴۶﴾ ۔
And when you recite the Qur’an, we put between you and those who do not believe in the Hereafter a concealed partition. 45″
[That is, the ability of the infidels to understand the Qur’an is lost.]
And we have placed over their hearts coverings, lest they understand it, and in their ears deafness. And when you mention your Lord alone in the Qur’an, they turn back in aversion. 46″
Ultimately Allah Ta’ala pronounces the judgement.
اَفَاَنۡتَ تُسۡمِعُ الصُّمَّ اَوۡ تَهۡدِى الۡعُمۡىَ وَمَنۡ كَانَ فِىۡ ضَلٰلٍ مُّبِيۡنٍ ﴿۴۰﴾ فَاِمَّا نَذۡهَبَنَّ بِكَ فَاِنَّا مِنۡهُمۡ مُّنۡتَقِمُوۡنَۙ ﴿۴۱﴾ اَوۡ نُرِيَنَّكَ الَّذِىۡ وَعَدۡنٰهُمۡ فَاِنَّا عَلَيۡهِمۡ مُّقۡتَدِرُوۡنَ ﴿۴۲﴾ ۔
Then will you make the deaf hear, [O Muhammad], or guide the blind or he who is in clear error? 40″
[Meaning one who does not listen to the truth and is blind in heart, then you cannot show him the straight path].
And even if We take you away (from this world), we will still take revenge on them. Or whether We show you that (Heaven & hell) which We have promised them, indeed, we are Perfect in Ability. 41-42″
بَدِيۡعُ السَّمٰوٰتِ وَالۡاَرۡضِؕ اَنّٰى يَكُوۡنُ لَهٗ وَلَدٌ وَّلَمۡ تَكُنۡ لَّهٗ صَاحِبَةٌ ؕ وَخَلَقَ كُلَّ شَىۡءٍ ۚ وَهُوَ بِكُلِّ شَىۡءٍ عَلِيۡمٌ ﴿۱۰۱﴾ ذٰ لِكُمُ اللّٰهُ رَبُّكُمۡۚ لَاۤ اِلٰهَ اِلَّا هُوَۚ خَالِقُ كُلِّ شَىۡءٍ فَاعۡبُدُوۡهُ ۚ وَهُوَ عَلٰى كُلِّ شَىۡءٍ وَّكِيۡلٌ ﴿۱۰۲﴾ لَا تُدۡرِكُهُ الۡاَبۡصَارُ ۚ وَهُوَ يُدۡرِكُ الۡاَبۡصَارَۚ وَهُوَ اللَّطِيۡفُ الۡخَبِيۡرُ ﴿۱۰۳﴾ ۔
[He is] Originator of the heavens and the earth. How could He have a son when He does not have a companion and He created all things? And He is, of all things, Knowing. 101″
[God is not a being who needs a child or a wife, He is a force in the form of light].
That is Allah, your Lord; there is no deity except Him, the Creator of all things, so worship Him. And He is Disposer of all things. Vision perceives Him not, but He perceives [all] vision; and He is the Subtle, the Acquainted. 102-103″
[That is, no one can see him in this world.]
اَللّٰهُ نُوۡرُ السَّمٰوٰتِ وَالۡاَرۡضِ ؕ مَثَلُ نُوۡرِهٖ كَمِشۡكٰوةٍ فِيۡهَا مِصۡبَاحٌ ؕ الۡمِصۡبَاحُ فِىۡ زُجَاجَةٍ ؕ اَلزُّجَاجَةُ كَاَنَّهَا كَوۡكَبٌ دُرِّىٌّ يُّوۡقَدُ مِنۡ شَجَرَةٍ مُّبٰـرَكَةٍ زَيۡتُوۡنَةٍ لَّا شَرۡقِيَّةٍ وَّلَا غَرۡبِيَّةٍ ۙ يَّـكَادُ زَيۡتُهَا يُضِىۡٓءُ وَلَوۡ لَمۡ تَمۡسَسۡهُ نَارٌ ؕ نُوۡرٌ عَلٰى نُوۡرٍ ؕ يَهۡدِى اللّٰهُ لِنُوۡرِهٖ مَنۡ يَّشَآءُ ؕ وَ يَضۡرِبُ اللّٰهُ الۡاَمۡثَالَ لِلنَّاسِؕ وَاللّٰهُ بِكُلِّ شَىۡءٍ عَلِيۡمٌ ۙ ﴿۳۵﴾ فِىۡ بُيُوۡتٍ اَذِنَ اللّٰهُ اَنۡ تُرۡفَعَ وَيُذۡكَرَ فِيۡهَا اسۡمُهٗۙ يُسَبِّحُ لَهٗ فِيۡهَا بِالۡغُدُوِّ وَالۡاٰصَالِۙ ﴿۳۶﴾ رِجَالٌ ۙ لَّا تُلۡهِيۡهِمۡ تِجَارَةٌ وَّلَا بَيۡعٌ عَنۡ ذِكۡرِ اللّٰهِ وَاِقَامِ الصَّلٰوةِ وَ اِيۡتَآءِ الزَّكٰوةِ ۙ يَخَافُوۡنَ يَوۡمًا تَتَقَلَّبُ فِيۡهِ الۡقُلُوۡبُ وَالۡاَبۡصَارُۙ ﴿۳۷﴾۔
Allah is the Light of the heavens and the earth. The example of His light is like a niche within which is a lamp, the lamp is within glass, the glass as if it were a pearly [white] star lit from [the oil of] a blessed olive tree, neither of the east nor of the west, whose oil would almost glow even if untouched by fire. Light upon light. Allah guides to His light whom He wills. And Allah presents examples for the people, and Allah is Knowing of all things.
This light is in the houses (mosques) which Allah has ordered to be raised. And ordered such people among them to glorify Allah in the morning and in the evening and remember Him. That those who are not distracted in business and buying and selling from remembering Allah and perform prayers and giving alms (zakat), and who are afraid of the day when their hearts and eyes will be turned upside down.
رَّبُّ السَّمٰوٰتِ وَالۡاَرۡضِ وَمَا بَيۡنَهُمَا فَاعۡبُدۡهُ وَاصۡطَبِرۡ لِـعِبَادَتِهٖ ؕ هَلۡ تَعۡلَمُ لَهٗ سَمِيًّا ﴿۶۵﴾ ۔
Lord of the heavens and the earth and whatever is between them – so worship Him and have patience for His worship. Do you know of any similarity to Him?”
لَا تَجۡعَلۡ مَعَ اللّٰهِ اِلٰهًا اٰخَرَ فَتَقۡعُدَ مَذۡمُوۡمًا مَّخۡذُوۡلًا ﴿۲۲﴾ ۔
Do not make [as equal] with Allah another deity and [thereby] become censured and forsaken.
Allah sent down the holy books to make Himself known.
وَلَقَدۡ اٰتَيۡنَا مُوۡسَى الۡهُدٰى وَاَوۡرَثۡنَا بَنِىۡۤ اِسۡرَآءِيۡلَ الۡكِتٰبَۙ ﴿۵۳﴾ هُدًى وَّذِكۡرٰى لِاُولِى الۡاَلۡبَابِ ﴿۵۴﴾ ۔
And We had certainly given Mousa guidance, and We caused the Children of Israel to inherit the Scripture, As guidance and a reminder for those of understanding.
وَالۡكِتٰبِ الۡمُبِيۡنِ ﴿۲﴾ اِنَّا جَعَلۡنٰهُ قُرۡءٰنًا عَرَبِيًّا لَّعَلَّكُمۡ تَعۡقِلُوۡنَۚ ﴿۳﴾ وَاِنَّهٗ فِىۡۤ اُمِّ الۡكِتٰبِ لَدَيۡنَا لَعَلِىٌّ حَكِيۡمٌؕ ﴿۴﴾ ۔
By the clear Book. Indeed, we have made it an Arabic Qur’an that you might understand. And indeed, it is, in the mother of the Book with Us, exalted and full of wisdom.
[Mother of the Book means the Loh-E-Mehfooz. From which all the holy books have been revealed separately. It is called Kitab Maqun in Surah Al-Waqeah. In Surah Al Buruj, it is called Loh-E-Mahfooz.]