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Taught 1400 years ago
By:Ehsun Chowtawala, Bangkok
Date: Thursday, 29 December 2016, 1:42 pm

CHAPTER: 2 Al-Baqara

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful (1)

Do you not know that to Allah alone belongs the kingdom of the heavens and the earth? Other than Allah, you have neither a patron, nor a helper. (107) Or, do you rather want to question your Prophet as Moses was questioned earlier? And whoever takes infidelity in exchange for faith has certainly missed the straight path. (108) many among the people of the Book desire to turn you, after your accepting the faith, back into disbelievers - all out of envy on their part, even after the truth has become clear to them. So, forgive and overlook till Allah brings out His command. Certainly, Allah is powerful over everything. (109)
“Guidance of Allah is, indeed, the guidance.” Were you to follow their desires despite the knowledge that has come to you, there shall be no friend for you against Allah, nor a helper. (120) Those to whom We have given the Book and they recite it observing the rights of its recitation - they are the ones who believe in it. And those who disbelieve in it, they are the losers. (121)

Allah is the Protector of those who believe. He brings them out of the depths of darkness into the light. As for those who disbelieve, their friends are the Rebels. They bring them out from the light into the depths of darkness. Those are people of the Fire. There they will remain forever. (257) Do you not know the one who argued with Ibrahim about his Lord, because Allah had given him kingship? When Ibrahim said: “My Lord is the One Who gives life and brings death,” he said: “I give life and I bring death.” Said Ibrahim: “Allah brings the sun out from the East; now, you bring it out from the West.” Here, baffled was the one who disbelieved, and Allah does not bring the wrongdoers to the right path. (258)

CHAPTER 9 THE REPENTANCE: Surely, to Allah alone belongs the kingdom of the heavens and the earth. He gives life and brings death. And, other than Allah, you have neither a supporter, nor a helper. (116)

CHAPTER 29: THE SPIDER: You are not to frustrate neither in the earth nor in the sky. And, apart from Allah, you have neither a protector nor a helper. (22)

CHAPTER 42: CONSULTATION: You are not able to frustrate in the earth. And, besides Allah, you have neither someone to protect, nor someone to help. (31) And among His signs are ships in the sea, like mountains. (32) If He so wills, He may stop the wind, and they stand still on its surface. Surely in this, there are signs for everyone who is ever patient, fully grateful. (33) Or He may destroy them because of what they earned, and may overlook many, (34)

Taught 1400 years ago... The bottom line is that the Quran will be useful if understood as a means to be saved.

God Bless us all
RABI AL AWWAL 29, 1438