… There are some people who say, ‘Our Lord, give us good in thisworld.’ They will have no share in theHereafter.
And there are others who say, ‘OUR LORD, GIVE US GOOD IN THIS WORLD, AND GOOD IN THE HEREAFTER, AND SAFEGUARD US FROM THE PUNISHMENT OF THE FIRE.’ They will have a good share from what they have earned. Allah is swift at reckoning.
The Messenger believes in what has been sent down to him from his Lord, and so do the the believers. Each one believes in Allah and His angels and His Books and His Messengers. WE DO NOT DIFFERENTIATE BETWEEN ANY OF HIS MESSENGERS. THEY SAY, ‘WE HEAR AND WE OBEY. FORGIVE US, OUR LORD! YOU ARE OUR JOURNEY’S END.’
Allah does not impose on any self any more than it can stand. For it is what it has earned; against it, what it has merited. OUR LORD, DO NOT TAKE US TO TASK IF WE FORGET OR MAKE A MISTAKE! OUR LORD, DO NOT PLACE ON US A LOAD LIKE THE ONE YOU PLACED ON THOSE BEFORE US! OUR LORD, DO NOT PLACE ON US A LOAD WE HAVE NOT THE STRENGTH TO BEAR! AND PARDON US; AND FORGIVE US; AND HAVE MERCY ON US. YOU ARE OUR MASTER , SO HELP US AGAINST THE UNBELIEVERS.
‘OUR LORD, DO NOT MAKE OUR HEARTS SWERVE ASIDE AFTER YOU HAVE GUIDED US. AND GIVE US MERCY FROM YOU. YOU ARE THE EVER-GIVING.
OUR LORD, YOU ARE THE GATHERER OF MANKIND TO A DAY OF WHICH THERE IS NO DOUBT. ALLAH WILL NOT BREAK HIS PROMISE.’
Those who say, ‘OUR LORD, WE BELIEVE, SO FORGIVE US OUR WRONG ACTIONS AND SAFEGUARD US FROM THE PUNISHMENT OF THE FIRE.’
All they said was, ‘OUR LORD, FORGIVE US OUR WRONG ACTIONS AND ANY EXCESSES WE WENT TO IN WHAT WE DID AND MAKE OUR FEET FIRM AND HELP US AGAINST UNBELIEVERS.’
Those who remember Allah, standing, sitting and lying on their sides, and reflect on the creation of the heavens and the Earth: ‘OUR LORD, YOU HAVE NOT CREATED THIS FOR NOTHING. GLORY BE TO YOU! SO SAFEGUARD US FROM THE PUNISHMENT OF THE FIRE.’
OUR LORD, THOSE YOU CAST INTO THE FIRE, YOU HAVE INDEED DISGRACED. THE WRONGDOERS WILL HAVE NO HELPERS.
OUR LORD, WE HEARD A CALLER CALLING US TO FAITH: “BELIEVE IN YOUR LORD!” AND WE BELIEVED. OUR LORD, FORGIVE US OUR WRONG ACTIONS, ERASE OUR BAD ACTIONS FROM US AND TAKE US BACK TO YOU WITH THOSE WHO ARE TRULY GOOD.
OUR LORD, GIVE US WHAT YOU PROMISED US THROUGH YOUR MESSENGERS, AND DO NOT DISGRACE US ON THE DAY OF RESURRECTION. YOU DO NOT BREAK YOUR PROMISE.’
When they listen to what has been sent down to the Messenger, you see their eyes overflowing with tears because of what they recognise of the truth. They say, ‘OUR LORD, WE BELIEVE! SO WRITE US DOWN AMONG THE WITNESSES.’
When they turn their eyes towards the Companions of the Fire, they will say, ‘OUR LORD, DO NOT PLACE US WITH THE PEOPLE OF THE WRONGDOERS!’
They said, ‘WE HAVE PUT OUR TRUST IN ALLAH. OUR LORD, DO NOT MAKE US A TARGET FOR THIS WRONGDOING PEOPLE.
‘AND RESCUE US, BY YOUR MERCY, FROM THE UNBELIEVERS!’
Say: ‘Believe in it or do not believe in it.’ Certainly, when it is recited to them, those who were given knowledge before it fall on their faces in prostration,
Saying, ‘GLORY BE TO OUR LORD! THE PROMISE OF OUR LORD IS TRULY FULFILLED!’
When the young men took refuge in the cave and said, ‘OUR LORD, GIVE US MERCY DIRECTLY FROM YOU AND OPEN THE WAY FOR US TO RIGHT GUIDANCE IN OUR SITUATION.’
There was a group of My servants who said, “OUR LORD, WE BELIEVE, SO FORGIVE US AND HAVE MERCY ON US. YOU ARE THE BEST OF THE MERCIFUL.” But you made a mockery of them so that they made you forget to remember Me while you were laughing at them.
Say: ‘MY LORD, FORGIVE AND BE MERCIFUL! YOU ARE THE BEST OF THE MERCIFUL.’
They say, ‘WE BELIEVE IN ALLAH AND IN THE MESSENGER AND WE OBEY.’ Then after that a group of them turn away. Such people are not believers.
Those who say, ‘OUR LORD, GIVE US JOY IN OUR WIVES AND CHILDREN AND MAKE US A GOOD EXAMPLE FOR THOSE WHO RESPECT AND FEAR ALLAH’
Those who say, ‘OUR LORD, AVERT FROM US THE PUNISHMENT OF HELL, ITS PUNISHMENT IS INESCAPABLE PAIN.’
It is He Who created all the species and gave you ships and livestock for you to ride, so that you might sit firmly on their backs and remember your Lord’s blessing while you are seated on them, saying,‘GLORY BE TO HIM WHO HAS SUBJECTED THIS TO US.WE COULD NEVER HAVE DONE IT BY OURSELVES. INDEED WE ARE RETURNING TO OUR LORD!’
Those who have come after them say, ‘OUR LORD, FORGIVE US AND OUR BROTHERS WHO PRECEDED US IN FAITH AND DO NOT PUT ANY ANCOUR IN OUR HEARTS TOWARDS THOSE WHO BELIEVE.OUR LORD, YOU ARE ALL-GENTLE, MOST MERCIFUL.’
You who believe! Repent to Allah. It may be that your Lord will erase your bad actions from you and admit you into Gardens with rivers flowing under them on the Day when Allah will not disgrace the Prophet and those who believed along with him.Their light will stream out ahead of them and on their right.They will say, ‘OUR LORD, PERFECT OUR LIGHT FOR US AND FORGIVE US! YOU HAVE POWER OVER ALL THINGS.’
Say: “I SEEK REFUGE WITH THE LORD OF DAYBREAK,
FROM THE EVIL OF WHAT HE HAS CREATED
AND FROM THE EVIL OF THE DARKNESS WHEN IT GATHERS
AND FROM THE EVIL OF WOMEN WHO BLOW ON KNOTS
AND FROM THE EVIL OF AN ENVIER WHEN HE ENVIES.”