2:21 O Mankind! Serve your Lord (by serving His creation). He it is Who has created you and those before your times, so that you may journey through life secure against error. [7:172]
2:168 (Declaring things Permissible or Forbidden is trying to 'rival' God.) O Mankind! Partake and enjoy the Lawful and decent things of the earth, and do not follow the footsteps of the Satan. Indeed, he is an open enemy to you.
[Satan, the rebellious desire, and satanic people lead people into transgressing. Mubeen = Open = Obvious = Known = Sure 7:22]
4:1 [The noble goal of the development of human personality can be easier achieved in a benevolent society (9:111, 16:71, 43:32, 59:9). In this situation the individual and the society complement each other (14:34). At the outset, it is imperative for you to know]
O Mankind (men and women!) You have a common origin. Your Lord began the creation of life at the unicellular level. There was one life cell that divided into two, male and female (6:99). (Evolution took place, as has been alluded to in this Book (16:8, 20:50, 21:30, 22:45, 30:20, 31:28, 51:49). Eventually, numerous men and women came into existence on the earth. Since all of you have this common origin, you must consider all mankind as one community (10:19, 57:25). Your first step in that direction is to strengthen your family relations. Be careful of your duty to God in Whose Name you expect rights from one another. God ever Watches over you.
4:170 O People! The Messenger has come to you with Truth from your Lord. If you believe, it is best for you. If you deny, know that to God belongs everything in the heavens and the earth. God is All Knowing, All Wise. [Following His Commands brings you to harmony with the Universe]
4:174 O Mankind! There has come to you a Convincing Proof from your Lord, and We have sent unto you a profound Beacon of Light.
7:158 Say, "O Mankind! I am God's Messenger to all of you (beyond temporal and geographical bounds.) The Messenger of Him to Whom belongs the Dominion of the heavens and the earth. There is no god but He. He has Absolute Control over the fountain spring of life and over the Laws of transition to death. So, believe in God and His Messenger, the Prophet to whose people no Scripture was given before, and who believes in God and in His Words. Follow him so that you may be rightly guided."
10:23 Yet as soon as He has saved them, they return to land in their behavior of rebellion against all that is right. O Mankind! Remember that your rebellion is only against your own 'selves' (91:9-10). Enjoyment of the worldly life with disregard of Eternity, is but a fleeting delight. In the
10:57 O Mankind! There has now come to you Enlightenment from your Sustainer, and a healing for everything that troubles your hearts, and Guidance, and Grace to all who embrace it.
10:104 Say, "O Mankind! If you have any doubt about the System that I am trying to establish, and if you believe that other parallel systems can be of avail to you, let us go ahead with our programs. I do not worship and obey those whom you worship and obey instead of God. But I obey.
10:108 Say, "O Mankind! Now has come to you the Truth from your Lord. So whoever chooses to follow the right path, follows it for his own 'self'. And whoever chooses to go astray, goes astray to his own hurt. And I am not a guardian over you."
22:1 O Mankind! Be mindful of your Sustainer so that you may journey through life in blissful honor and security. (If you failed to bring the house of humanity to order), the Hour will quake the earth with awesome
22:5 O Mankind! If you are in doubt that humanity will one day stand on its feet, and that you will be resurrected back to life after death, consider the process of your own evolution. We have created you in stages: From dust, then from male and female gametes, then from a zygote, then from an embryo, shapely and first shapeless. We thus clearly explain things for you. The embryo and then the fetus stay in the womb until an appointed term according to Our Laws. Then We bring you forth as infants and carry you to maturity. While some of you die young, others live to the feeblest old age so that they know nothing after knowing much. (Resurgence of humanity can take place just as) you, O Prophet, see a dry barren land, but when We send down water on it, it vibrates with life and grows all kinds of beautiful plants.
[Recapturing the earlier stages of evolution, We initiated life from inorganic matter, the clay, then hydrated clay. Through it We brought forth the single life cell, the unicellular organism. Then We created the male and the female cells. Thus procreation came into play. Male and female gametes join, a clot, a little lump of flesh, turning into the embryo that 'hangs' in the womb. The embryo is partly formed and partly unformed, until it becomes the fetus and then assumes the final evident proportions. For the origin of life on the planet and creation of the human being, herein are given some important references for the research minded reader: 4:1, 6:2, 6:38, 6:99, 7:11, 11:6, 11:61, 15:26, 21:30, 23:12-14, 24:45, 25:54, 30:20, 31:28, 32:7-9, 35:11, 36:77, 39:6, 40:64-67, 51:49, 53:45, 55:14, 71:14, 76:2-3, 86:5-7, 96:1-2]
22:49 Say, "O Mankind! I am but a plain warner to you."
22:73 "O Mankind! Here is an example for you to listen and ponder! Indeed, those beings you invoke instead of God, cannot create as much as a fly, even if they were to join all their forces to do so. And if a fly robs them of anything, they cannot get it back from it. Weak indeed is the seeker and weak indeed is the sought."
27:16 Solomon was David's heir (as the Prophet and king) He said, "O People! We have been given a great cavalry of ready horses with the best knowledge of training them, and given every blessing. This is indeed a manifest bounty."
31:33 O Mankind! Be mindful of your Lord, and fear a Day when a father cannot help his son, nor a son can help his father. Certainly, the promise of God is true. Therefore, do not be distracted by the life of this world. And let not any deceiver distract you from God. [Gharoor = Deceiver = Satan = Satanic people = Evil companions = Deceptive thoughts = Illusion]
35:3 O Mankind! Think of the blessings of God upon you. Is there any creator other than God Who provides for you from the heaven and earth? There is no god but He. How could you be wandering?
35:5 O Mankind! Indeed God's Promise is true. So let not the present life deceive you, nor let the Deceiver deceive you about God. [Deceiver = Satan = Selfish desire = Misguided people and their propaganda = Those who mislead]
35:15 O Mankind! It is you who stand in need of God. And God! He is the Independent, the Owner of Praise.
49:13 O Mankind! Indeed, We have created you male and female, and have made you nations and tribes so that you might (affectionately) come to know one another. Surely, the most honored among you, in the Sight of God, is the one who is best in conduct. Indeed, God is Knower, Aware.
[Exposition Dr. Shabbir Ahmed MD]
Muhammad Latif Chaudhery