Highlighted Quranic Listing-8

Highlighted Quranic listing of the eighth Separa (Wa Law Annana) is here. An attempt has been made to simplify the tracking of the desired information. At the outset, it is necessary to acknowledge innumerable sources used in the compilation of this effort. No attempt has been made to list the references individually; but sincere thanks are due to all, individually and collectively. 

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  3. Quranic verses of this (Separa) are listed and marked in a conventional way
  4. For example (Araf-7: 7)) refers to the 7th verse of Surah (Al Araf) which is the seventh Surah of the Holy Quran
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Separa 08: Wa Law Annana

Surah Al An-am (112-166)
Surah Al Araf (01-87) 


Surah Al An-am


> ” And had We sent down to them angels, and had the dead spoken to them, and (even) if had We gathered all things before their eyes, (even then) they would not believe unless Allah (so) pleases; but most of them (deliberately) ignore (the truth)”: (112)

> ” Thus We made for every messenger an enemy, the devils among men and Jinn, who inspire one another with tinsel discourses to deceive. And had your Lord pleased they would not have done so, therefore leave them and what they forge” : (113)

> ” So that the hearts of those who do not believe in the hereafter (life to come), may incline thereto, and be pleased with it, and that they may earn what they are earning” : (114)

Flag 1: Allah’ Way with the Disbelievers: (Anam-6: 112-114)

> ” Say: Should I seek another judge apart from Allah, when it is He who has sent down to you the book fully explained? And those whom We have given the book know that it has been sent down from your Lord with the truth, so do not be of those who doubt”: (115)

> ” Perfect is the word of your Lord in truth and justice; and there is none who can change His words, and He is all-hearing and all-knowing” : (116)

Flag 2: Allah’s perfect word in truth and justice: (Anam-6: 115-116)

> ” And if you obey most of these on the earth, they will lead you astray from Allah’s way, for they follow only conjecture, and they only (falsely) surmise”: (117) 

> ” Verily, He, your Lord, knows best who strays from His way, and knows best those who follow the right guidance”: (118)

Flag 3: Beware of majority led conjecture based misleading tendencies: (Anam-6: 117-118)

> ” Therefore eat (lawful meat) of that over which the name of Allah has been mentioned, if you are believers in His signs”: (119)

> ” What is your objection to eating that (meat) over which name of Allah has been mentioned, while He has indeed made plain to you what He has forbidden to you unless you are compelled to it? Verily many leads (others) astray by their vain desires without knowledge. Verily your Lord knows best the transgressors” : (120)

> ” Keep away from all sins, open and secrete; verily those who sin will soon be punished for what they have earned” : (121)

> ” And do not eat of what over which Allah’s name has not been mentioned, (for) verily it is transgression; and verily the devils transpire their friends, that they should contend with; and if you obey them, you will become polytheists” : (122)

Flag 4: The Lawful Meat: (Anam-6: 119-122)

> ” Is he who was dead, then We raised him to life and made for him a light by which he walks among the people, like him whose similitude is (that he is) in utter darkness whence he cannot come out of it? Thus has been made fair seeming for the disbelievers what they did” : (123)

Flag 5: Rightly Guided (on illuminated path) & Disbelievers (lost in utter darkness): (Anam-6: 123)


(i) Aayat refers to Ammar Yasir’s faith ( illuminated path) & Abu Jahal’s infidelity ( groping in utter darkness).

> ” Thus We made in every town great ones of its guilty ones, that they plot therein; and they plot not but against their own souls, and they perceive not”: (124)

> ” And when a sign comes to them, they say: We will never believe until we are given the like of what was given to the messengers of Allah. Allah knows best where to place His prophet-hood. Soon shall humiliation from Allah befall those who are guilty, and severe chastisement for that what they cunningly plot: (125)

> ” Whomsoever Allah wills that He should guide him, He expands his breast for Islam; and whomsoever He intends to leave straying, He makes his breast strait, narrow, as if he is climbing into the sky. Thus Allah lay ignominious chastisement on those who do not believe”: (126) 

Flag 6: How & Why the Way to (Sirate-Mustaqim) is lost and by Whom? (Anam-6: 124-126)

> ” And this is the path of your Lord, a straight path. Indeed We have made clear the signs for the people who take heed”: (127)

> ” For them shall be an abode of peace with their Lord. He is their guardian because of what they used to do”: (128)

Flag 7: And Those on (Sirate-Mustaqim): (Anam-6: 127&128)

> ” On the day He shall gather them together (He will say): O Assembly of Jinn, much (toll) did you take of a large number of men. And their friends amongst men will say: O our Lord! Some of us made much use of others, and (now) we have reached the term You did appoint for us. He will say: The fire is your abode, you shall dwell therein, save as Allah pleases. Verily your Lord is wise all-knowing”: (129)

> ” Thus do We keep some of the unjust close to others (as friends) because of what they used to earn”: (130)

> ” O assembly of Jinn and men! Did not messengers come to you from among you, relating to My signs and warning you of the meeting of this day of yours? They shall say: We bear witness against ourselves. And the life of this world deceived them, and they shall bear witness against themselves that they were disbelievers”: (131)

> ” This is so because your Lord does not destroy towns unjustly while their inhabitants are unaware (not warned)”: (132)

Flag 8: On the Day: Assembly of Jinn & Men & Consequences of Evil Collaboration between them: (Anam-6:129-132)

> ” And for all there are degrees in accordance with that which they did, and your Lord is not unaware of what they do”: (133)

Flag 9: Proportionate Rewards/Punishment based on deeds: (Anam-6: 133)


(i) The consequences in Allah’s Way are based on degrees of involvement (good or bad). Accordingly, rewards and punishment are all proportionately based.

> ” And your Lord is self-sufficient, Lord of mercy. If He pleases, He may take you away, and make whom He pleases succeed you, just as He raised you from the progeny of others”: (134)

Flag 10: Allah’s Way towards Succession of Generations: (Anam-6: 134)

> ” Verily that you are promised will certainly come to pass, and you cannot put it off”: (135) 

> ” Say: O My people act according to your ability; verily I too am acting (in my way). You will soon know whose end will be the (blissful) abode in the hereafter. Verily the unjust shall not succeed”: (136)

Flag 11: Assured Failure of the Unjust & Call to Faithful to Vie for a Blissful End: (Anam-6: 135-136):

> They assign to Allah, of the tilth and cattle which He created, a share, and say: This is Allah’s, according to their assertions. Then what is for their associates does not reach Allah while that which is for Allah reaches associates. How evil is the judgement they make”! (137)

Flag 12: Absurd Rites & Rituals to Exploit Ignorant People in the name of God: (Anam-6: 137)

> ” And thus their associates have made fair seeming to most of the polytheists the slaying of their children, so that they may cause them to parish, and that they may confound to them their religion. And if Allah had desired, they would not have done so, therefore leave them and what they forge”: (138)

> ” And they say: These cattle and these crops are consecrated (taboo); none shall eat them save those we please. This is their assertion. And (there are) cattle whose backs are forbidden, and the cattle over which they do not mention the name of Allah, forging a lie against Him. Soon He will requite them for what they forge”: (139)

> ” And they say: What is in the womb of these cattle is exclusively reserved for our males, and is forbidden to our wives, and if it be stillborn, then all of them are partners in it. Soon He will punish them for that they (falsely) attribute (to Allah). Verily He is wise, all-knowing”: (140)

> “Indeed lost are those who slay their children foolishly (and) without knowledge, and forbid what Allah has given them, (by) forging lies against Allah. Indeed they have gone astray, and are not guided” : (141)

Flag 13: Forging lies against Allah and slaying children: The superstitious rites and rituals: (138-141)

> ” He it is who produces gardens trellised and unrealized, and date-palms; and tilth with produce of all kinds, and olives, and pomegranates, similar (in kind) and different (in variety). Eat of the fruit when they yield fruit; and give His share on the day of harvesting; and do not be extravagant. Verily He does not love those who are extravagant”: (142)

Flag 14: Guidance for Overall Welfare of the Human Society: (Anam-6: 142)


(i) All gardens are Allah’s Creation for the benefit of mankind.

(ii) Give His (Allah’s) share and do not be extravagant is the overall Guidance.

(iii) For giving Allah’s share (Zakat, Khoms, Sadqa, etc) refer to fiqh

> ” And of the cattle, some are the beasts of burden, and some too low to carry the burden. Eat of what Allah provides you with, and do not follow the footsteps of Shaytan, verily he is your declared enemy”: (143)

> ” (Take) eight in (four) pairs – two of sheep and two of goats. Say: Has He forbidden the two males or two females, or what is contained in the wombs of the two females? Inform me with knowledge, if you are truthful”: 144)

> ” And of the camels two and two of the oxen; say: Has He forbidden the two males or the two females, or that the wombs of the two females contain? Or were you witness when Allah enjoined this? Who then is more unjust than who he forges a lie against Allah to lead astray mankind, without any knowledge? Verily Allah does not guide people who are unjust”: (145)

Flag 15: Allah’s Law against Conjectures in the Matters of the Religion: (Anam-6: 143-145)


(i) The rights & superstitions already covered (Anam-6:137-140) have been further ridiculed in the above verses.

> ” Say: I do not find, in what has been revealed to me, anything forbidden to an eater that he eats thereof, except carrion, or blood poured forth, or flesh of swine, for verily that is unclean, or a transgression (if slaughtered) in the name of other than Allah: but if one is constrained to (eat) it, neither lusting nor (wilfully) transgressing the limits, then, verily, your Lord is oft-forgiving, merciful”: (146)

Flag 16: Forbidden Meat: (Anam-6: 146)

> ” And to those who are Jews, We forbade every animal with undivided hoof, and of the oxen, and the sheep. We forbade them fat of both, save that on their backs or their entrails, or what is mixed with their bones, this was the punishment for their rebellion; and verily We are truthful”: (147)

Flag 17: Jews Food Restrains: A Punishment: (Anam-6: 147)

> ” If they belie you (O Muhammad), then say: Your Lord is full of all-embracing mercy; but His wrath shall not be turned back from the people who are guilty”: (148)

> ” Those who are polytheist will say: Had Allah wished we would not have associated (others with Him), nor would have our fathers, nor would we have forbidden anything: Thus those before them belied until they tasted our wrath. Say: Have you any knowledge? If so produce it before us; you follow nothing but conjecture; you do nothing but guess”: (149)

> ” Then, Allah’s is the decisive argument. Had Allah wished He would surely have guided all of you aright”: (150)

> ” Say: Bring your witness who can bear witness that Allah has forbidden (all) this. Then (even) if they bear witness you should not bear witness with them; and do not follow the wishes of those who do not believe in the hereafter, while they make others equal with their Lord”: (151)

Flag 18: Polytheists’ argument denying any responsibility of their actions being a victim of determinism against which they are helpless: (Anam-6: 148-151) 

> ” Say (O Muhammad): Come! I will recite (to) you what your Lord forbidden to you: that you do not associate anything with Him, and be good to your parents, and do not slay your children for (fear of) poverty. We provide for you and for them. And do not draw near to shameful deeds, whether open or hidden, and do not take a life which Allah has forbidden, save in the course of justice: This He enjoins on you, so that you may understand”: (152)

> ” And do not approach (meddle with) the property of an orphan, save (manage it) in the best manner, till he reaches maturity, Give full measure and full weight in justice. We do not task a soul except according to its capacity. And when you speak, be just even though it be against a kinsman; And fulfil Allah’s covenant. This He enjoins on you, so that you may be mindful”: (153)

Flag 19: Evaluate Yourself against Allah’s (Do’s & Don’ts): (Anam-6: 152-153)


(i) Allah’s covenant refers to the covenant made at Ghadir Khum.

(ii) Judgement in respect of each soul shall be proportionate with respect to his intellect and guidance made available to him.

> ” And (He commands) that: verily this is my way, straight, so follow it, and do not follow (other) ways; for they will deviate you from His path. This He enjoins on you, so that you may safeguard yourself (against evil) with full awareness of divine laws”: (154)

Flag 20: Highway to Allah’s Way (Sunnat): (Anam-6: 152-154)


(i) The understanding and adoption of the commands contained in the above three verses (Anam-6: 152-154) could truly be termed as the (Sirat-e-Mustaqim) Highway.

> ” Moreover, We gave Musa the book, completing (Our favour) to those who would do good, and explaining all things in detail, and guidance and a mercy, so that they may believe in the meeting of their Lord”: (155)

Flag 21: Completion of Allah’s Favours on Musa & Muhammad: (Anam-6: 155 & Maidah-5: 03)


(i) Analogy between completing favours on Jews as above and on Muslims at Ghadir Khum (Maidah-5: 03) is unmistakable. 

(ii) In both cases, the covenant with Allah was broken.

> ” And this (Quran) is a book We have sent down, blessed, so follow it, and safeguard yourself (against evil) with full awareness of divine laws, so that you may be shown mercy”: (156)

Flag 22: The blessed book (Quran): (Anam-6: 156)

> ” Lest you (polytheists) should say: The book was sent down only to two parties (the Jews and the Christians) before us, and verily we were unaware of what they read”: (157)

> ” Or lest you should say: If only a book had been sent to us, we should have been better guided than they. So Indeed has (now) come to you a manifest proof from your Lord – and a guidance and a mercy. Who then is more unjust than he who belies the signs of Allah and turns away from them? Soon We shall punish those who turn away from our signs with a severe chastisement for their turning away”: (158)

> ” Wait they, indeed, (to see) that the angels come to them, or that your Lord (Himself) comes, or some signs of your Lord come? On the day when some of the signs of your Lord come, belief will not profit any soul who did not believe before, or did not earn any good by its belief. Say (O Muhammad): Wait, verily we too are waiting” : (159)

Flag 23: The Warning: No room left for complaints either by polytheists or faithfuls: (Anam-6: 157-159)

> ” Verily those who have divided religion and formed (different) parties, you have no concern with them. Their affair is with Allah. He will inform them as to what they used to do” :(160)

Flag 24: No Possibility of ‘Interfaith’ or ‘Inter-sectarian’ approach in the matter of Religion: (Anam-6: 160)


(i) Children of Adam have been created by Allah as a single community with one common religion (Islam) which is the religion of Ibrahim and his entire progeny.

(ii) Dividing religion into faiths, sects and/or parties stands out as an unforgivable act.

> ” Whosoever comes with a good deed for him shall be ten like thereof; and whosoever comes with an evil deed shall not be punished save with the like thereof; and they shall not be dealt with unjustly”: (161)

Flag 25: Tenfold reward for good deeds: (Anam-6: 161) 

> ” Say (O Muhammad): As for me , my Lord has guided me to the right path: an established (right) religion, the faith of Ibrahim, the upright, and he was not of the polytheists”: (162)

> ” Say: Verily my prayer and my sacrifice, my life and my death (all of them) are of Allah, the Lord of the worlds” :(163)

> ” He has no associate, and so am I commanded, I am the first of the Muslims (those who submit to Allah)”: (164)

Flag 26: The Absolute Surrender to Allah: (Anam-6: 162-164)


(i) The faith of the people of book (Judaism & Christianity) were instituted after the revelation of the Turah & Injil to Musa and Isa respectively.

(ii) The ‘Divine’ religion of Allah (Islam) was preached and practised by all His prophets from Adam to Muhammad. From the beginning of the world to end, Islam (total submission to Allah) remains to be the only religion.

(iii) Reference concerning Ibrahim’s religion:

> ” Ibrahim was not a Jew, nor a Christian, but an upright Muslim; and he was not of polytheists”

(Imran-3: 67)

> ” Say: ‘ Shall I seek a lord other than Allah, while He is the Lord of all things? ‘ And no soul earns anything (evil) but against itself; and no bearer of burden shall bear another’s burden. Then to your Lord is your return, so that He will inform you of that in which you used to differ”: (165)

Flag 27: Discard the Extra-Baggage: (Anam-6: 165)

(i) None of the faithfuls carry any identity other than being a (Muslim). All other interfaith and/or sectarian tags (such as Jews, Christians, Sunni, Shia, etc) are nothing but an unnecessary and superfluous Extra-Baggage.

> “ And He it is Who has made you (His) vicegerent in the earth, and has raised some of you above the others in grades, that He may try you in what He gave you; verily your Lord is quick in the requital of evil, and (yet) verily He is oft-forgiving, merciful” : (166)

Flag 28: Allah’s Way in Business and Personal Hierarchy: (Anam-6: 166 & Zukhruf-43: 32)


(i) Difference in wealth/ levels /grades/resources a trial from Allah.

(ii) Hierarchy as Allah’s Way and Command:


>>> ” Raised some of them over others in ranks, so that some of them may control the others>>>”

(Zukhruf-43: 32) 

Surah Al Anam ends 

Separa 08 (Wa Law-Annana) Continues 


Surah Al Araf



> ” (This is) a book sent down to you – so let there be no straightness in your breast therefor – that you may warn thereby, and (it is) a reminder to the believers”: (02)

>” Follow what has been sent down to you from your Lord, and follow not, as guardians, other than Him. Little (it is) what you give attention to”: (03)

Flag 29: Command (Reminder) to be Sure of the book (Quran) & to follow the dictates therein unfailingly: (Araf-7: 2-3)

> ” How many a town have We destroyed ! Our wrath came upon them by night, or while they slept at noon”: (04)

> ” When our wrath came upon them, they had nothing to say except crying out: Verily we were unjust”: (05)

> ” Then, surely, We shall question those to whom (Our messengers) were sent, and certainly We will also question the messengers”: (06)

Flag 30: Recalling Allah’s wrath on past generations: (Araf-7: 04-06)

> ” Then, certainly We will relate to them with knowledge, for We were never absent” : (07)

Flag 31: Allah’s All Encompassing Knowledge: (Araf-7: 07)

> ” And the weighing (judging) on that day will be just; as for those whose weight is heavy, they shall be successful”: (08)

> ” And those whose scale is light – these are they who will lose their souls, on account of their treating Our signs with injustice”: (09)

Flag 32: Absolute Justice based ‘Winners and Losers’: (Araf-7: 08-09)


(i) Allah’s signs refer to Ahl ul Bayt.

> ” And indeed We have settled you on the earth, and We have made therein the means of your livelihood. Little it is that you give thanks”: (10)

Flag 33: The potential of Adam! Beyond the vision of Angels? (Araf-7: 10)


(i) (Ma-ayish: Araf-7: 10) stands for the means for the fulfilment of life . In addition to all the material things necessary to sustain life, it also refers to all those powers and faculties which help man to rise to a higher plane to prepare for his spiritual as well as material (worldly) potential and destiny, on account of which the angels were asked to prostrate themselves before Adam.

> ” Verily We created you, then We fashioned you, then We said to the angels: Prostrate yourself to Adam. They all fell prostrate except Iblis, he was not of those who made prostration”: (11)

> ” Allah said: What prevented you that you did not prostrate yourself when I commanded you? Iblis said: I am better than he, You created me from fire while You created him from clay”: (12)

> ” (Allah) said: Get you down from this. It is not for you to show pride here, so get out, verily you are those of despised”: (13)

> ” (Iblis) said : Grant me respite till the day they are raised up”: (14)

> ” (Allah) said: Verily you are of those who are given time”: (15)

> ” (Iblis) said: Since you have sent me astray, surely I shall lie in wait for them on your straight path”: (16)

> ” Then, surely, I will come upon them from the front and behind, right and left, and You will not find most of them thankful”: (17)

> ” Allah said: Get out of this, despised, driven away. Whosoever of them follows you, certainly I will fill hell with you all”: (18)

Flag 34: Recalling Creation of Adam and Iblis to (Shaytan) episode: (Araf-7: 10-18)

> ” O Adam! Dwell you and your wife in the Garden, and eat you two wheresoever you like, but go not near this tree, otherwise you two become of those who are unjust”: (19)

> ” Then Shaytan whispered (evil) suggestions to them both in order that he might display to them what was kept hidden from them of their shame, and (Iblis) said: Your Lord did not forbid you two from this tree but lest you two become angels or immortal”: (20)

> ” And he swore to them both: Verily I am to you a sincere adviser”: (21)

> ” Then he instigated them both by deceit. When they tasted of the tree, their shame became exposed to them, and they both began to cover themselves with the leaves of the garden; and their Lord called out to them: Did I not forbid you two from that tree, and (did I not) tell you both that Shaytan is your declared enemy”? (22)

> ” They said: O our Lord, we have done injustice to ourselves; and if you do not forgive us and have mercy on us, we shall certainly be of the losers”: (23)

> ” (Allah) said: Get down, some of you are, indeed, enemies of others. There is for you on earth a habitation and provision for a (fixed) time”: (24) 

> ” (Allah) said: Therein you shall live, and therein shall you die, and from it you shall be brought forth”: (25)

Flag 35: Adam’s Exit from Heaven and descending down with the Erathly Shaytan: (Araf-7: 19-25)

> ” O Children of Adam! We have sent down to you garment that would both cover your shame and be an adornment; and the raiment of piety is best. This is of the signs of Allah that they may keep in mind”: (26)

> ” O Children of Adam! Let not Shaytan beguile you as he expelled your parents from the garden, stripping them of their raiment, to expose their shame; for he and his tribe watch you from a position where you cannot see them. Verily, We have made the devils to be the guardians of those who believe not”: (27)

Flag 36: Allah’s guidance & alert to Children of Adam: (Araf-7: 26-27):

> ” And when they do some lewdness they say: ‘ We found our fathers doing this, and Allah has enjoined it on us.’ Say: (O Muhammad): ‘ Verily Allah does not enjoin lewdness’. Do you allege against Allah what you do not know?”: (28)

Flag 37: Lewdness forbidden by Allah: (Araf-7: 28)

> ” Say: My Lord has enjoined justice. Set your faces , upright (towards Him) at every time and place of your prayer, and call on Him with sincere devotion, exclusively devoted to Him in religion; even as He brought you into being, so you will return to Him”: (29)

Flag 38: Allah Enjoined Justice: (Araf-7: 29)

> ” A party He has guided aright, and (another) party (by choice) was bound to go astray; (for) verily they took the devils as their guardians instead of Allah, and they think they are rightly guided”: (30)

Flag 39: The Guided and those Strayed by their own choice: (Araf-7: 30)

> ” O children of Adam, attire yourself at every time and place of prayer, eat and drink; and do not waste by excess. Verily He does not love the prodigals”: (31)

Flag 40: Allah is the creator of the beauty and loves it (Internal & External) but no extravagance: (Araf-7: 31)

> ” Say (O Muhammad): Who has forbidden the adornment which Allah has brought forth for His servants, and the good things He has provided? Say: These on the day of judgement, will be exclusively for those who believed during the life of this world. Thus We explain the signs in detail to those who know”: (32)

Flag 41: Adornment is not forbidden by Allah: (Araf-7: 32) 

> ” Say: Verily my Lord has forbidden only shameful deeds, whether apparent or concealed, and sin and unjust oppression, and associating others with Allah, for which no authority has been sent down, and saying things about Allah of which you have no knowledge”: (33)

Flag 42: Injustice, Shameful deeds (Seen/Unseen), Oppression and Associating anyone with Allah (Shirk) forbidden by Allah: (Araf-7: 33)

> ” And for every people there is (an appointed) term, so when their term comes, they shall not stay behind for a moment, nor can they go in advance”: (34)

Flag 43: No early Departure before the fixed Term of life: (Araf-7: 34)

> ” O Children of Adam! when messengers come to you from among you, relating My signs to you, then whosoever safeguards himself against evil and amends, no fear shall come upon them, nor shall they grieve”: (35)

Flag 44: Command to the Children of Adam to follow messengers: (Araf-7: 35)

> ” And those who belie Our signs and are filled with pride (turning away) from them, these are the inmates of fire, and they shall abide therein”: (36)

> ” Who is more unjust than he who forges a lie against Allah, or belies His signs? These are they to whom their share from the book (of decrees) shall reach, until when Our messengers come to them, causing them to die, they will say: Where is that which you used to call upon besides Allah? They will say: They have left us in lurch, and they shall bear witness against themselves that they were infidels”: (37)

> ” He will say: Enter the fire among the people who have passed away before you, of jinn and men. Every time a people enters (it), it shall curse its sister-people (that went before), until they all arrive one after another therein, the last to come will say of those who had come before them: O our Lord! These are they who had led us astray; therefore give them double chastisement in the fire. He will say: For all of you it is double, but you do not know”: (38)

> ” And the former will say to the latter: you have no advantage over us. So taste the torment for what you used to earn”: (39)

> ” Verily those who belie Our signs and turn away in haughtiness from them, the gates of heavens shall not be opened for them, nor shall they enter the garden until the camel passes through the eye of a needle, thus do We requite guilty”: (40)

Flag 45: Know if an elephant can pass through the eye of a needle? (Arf-7: 40)


(i) The Aayat refers to beliers of the Holy Prophet and the Ahl ul Bayt. 

> ” For them shall be a bed and a covering of fire. Thus do We requite the unjust” : (41)

Flag 46: Glimpse at the state of Beliers on the ‘Day’: (Araf-7: 36-41)

> ” And those who believe and do good deeds – We do not burden any soul beyond its capacity – they are the dwellers of the garden. They shall abide in it” : (42)

Flag 47: No Soul to be burdened beyond its capacity: (Araf-7: 42)


(i) Allah’s repeated assurance in the book (Quran)

(ii) On the ‘Day’ judgement on each soul to be based on its level of intellect and the guidance made available to it.

(iii) The scale is not the same for eskimos or the dwellers of remote bewilderness and the inhabitants amidst the modern civilisation.

> ” And We will remove whatever rancour may be in their breasts. Rivers shall flow beneath their abodes, and they will say: (All) praise be to Allah who guided us to this and we would not have been guided had not Allah guided us. Indeed the prophets of our Lord brought the truth. And they shall hear the cry: (Behold!) this is the Garden which you have inherited from what you did”: (43)

Flag 48: The Dwellers of the Gardens: (Araf-7: 42 – 43)


(i) The ‘Crier. refers to Ali ibn Abu Talib

> ” And the inmates of Garden will call out to the inmates of the fire (saying): Indeed we have found true what our Lord promised us. Have you also found true what your Lord promised you? The will say: Yes. Then a crier between them will cry: The curse of Allah be on on the unjust: (44)

> ” Who hinder (people) from the path of Allah and seek to make it crooked, and disbelieve in hereafter”: (45)

> ” And between the two there shall be a veil, and on the heights shall be men who know them all by their marks, and they shall call out to the inmates of the garden: Peace be on you: They shall not have entered it yet, though hoping to do so” : (46)

> ” And when their eyes are turned towards the inmates of fire, they shall say: Our Lord, put us not together with the unjust people”: (47)

> ” The men on heights (Al Araf) will call to the men whom they will recognise by their marks, saying: Of what use was your amassing (of wealth) and that which you were proud”? (48)

Flag 49: Men on Heights: (Araf-7: 44-48)


(i) The men of exalted spiritual honour (Thoroughly purified by Allah: Ahzab-33: 33) refers to the Holy Prophet and his Ahl ul Bayt.

> ” Are these they of whom you swore Allah would never bestow on them (His) mercy? (To whom it will be said): Enter you the garden, no fear (shall come) on you, nor shall you grieve” : (49)

Flag 50: Knowing the disliked & disrespected (in here) on the Way to Garden (in the hereafter): (Araf-7: 49)


(i) Poor men like Salman, Ammar, Bilal, Abu Dharr and others are referred here who were looked down by some rich Quraysh. They will enter the garden by Allah’s permission.

> ” And the inmates of the fire shall call to the dwellers of the garden, saying: ‘ Pour on us some water or anything that Allah has provided you ‘: They will say: Verily Allah has forbidden both to the infidels” : (50)

> ” Who made a sport and frolic of their religion and whom the life of the world had deceived. So today We neglect them as they neglected the meeting of this day, and as they used to deny Our signs”: (51)

> ” Indeed We have brought to them a book, which We expound with knowledge, a guidance and a mercy for a people who believe”: (52)

Flag 51: The book (Quran): Knowledge, Guidance & Mercy: Consequences of its denial: (Araf-7: 50 – 52)

> ” Do they wait for anything but the final fulfillment? On the day of final fulfillment, those who neglected it before will say: Indeed the messenger of our Lord came with the truth. Are there for us (now) any intercessors that they may intercede for us? Or can We be sent back, that we may act otherwise than we used to act? Indeed they have lost their souls, and what they forged has abandoned them” : (53)

Flag 52: Those who lost their Souls: (Araf-7: 53):

> ” Verily your Lord is Allah who created the heavens and the earth in six days, then established Himself on the throne. He draws the night as a veil over the day, which pursues it incessantly, and made the sun and the moon and the stars subservient to His command. Verily, His is the creation and the command. Blessed be Allah, the Lord of the worlds”: (54)

Flag 53: Allah’s is the Creation & the Command:The Universe- a six day Creation: (Araf-7: 54)

> ” Call on your Lord humbly and in secret. Verily, Allah does not love the transgressors”: (55) 

> ” And do not make mischief in the earth after it has been reformed; and call on Him fearing (His wrath) and longing (his mercy). Verily the mercy of Allah is nearer to those who do good” : (56)

Flag 54: No mischief in the earth & Calling the Lord? (Araf-7: 55 & 56):

> ” And He it is who sends the winds as harbingers of good tidings before His mercy, till, when they bring heavy clouds, We drive it to a dead land, then We send rain, and then bring forth fruits of every kind. Thus bring We forth the dead that you may think and reflect”: (57)

> ” From the good land , by the permission of its Lord, springs up vegetation (in abundance), and that which is bad yields only what is poor (in quality and quantity), thus do We display Our signs to people who give thanks”: (58)

Flag 55: Allah’s Resurrection of Dead Land & Invitation to Understand the Quantitative & Qualitative Distinction in the Yields: (Araf-7: 57 & 58)

> ” We sent Nuh to his people. He said: O my people! Worship Allah. You have no god other than He. Verily I fear for you the chastisement of a dreadful day”: (59)

> ” The elders of his people said: Verily we see you in obvious error”: (60)

> ” He said: O my people! There is no error in me, but I am a messenger from the Lord of the worlds”: (61)

> ” I deliver to you messages of my Lord and give advice to you, and I know from Allah what you do not know”: (62)

> ” Or do you wonder that an admonition has come to you from your Lord through a man from among you, that he may warn you, and that you may safeguard yourself (against evil), and that you may be shown mercy?” (63)

> ” But they belied him, so We delivered him and those with him in the ark, and drowned those who belied Our signs. Verily they were a blind people” : (64)

Flag 56: Dialogue between Nuh and his people and drowning of the disbelievers (Araf-7: 59-64)

> ” And We sent Hud, their brother, to (the people of) Ad. He said: O my people, worship Allah. You have no other god but He. Will you not safeguard yourself (against evil)”? (65)

> ” The chiefs of those who disbelieved amongst his people said: Verily we see you in folly; and verily we think of you to be of the liars”: (66)

> ” He said: O my people , there is no foolishness in me, but I am a messenger from the Lord of the worlds”: (67) 

> ” I deliver to you the messages of my Lord, and I am you trustworthy adviser”: (68)

> ” Do you wonder that an admonition has come to you from your Lord by means of a man among you, that he may warn you? Remember when he made you successors after the people of Nuh, and increased you amply in stature. So remember the bounties of Allah, that haply you may be successful”: (69)

> ” They said: Have you come (to say) that we serve Allah only and give up what our fathers used to serve? If so bring on us that which you threaten us with, if you are of the truthful”: (70)

> ” He said: Punishment and wrath have indeed fallen upon you from your Lord. Do you dispute me about the names about which you and your fathers have named for which no authority has been sent down from Allah? Wait then: verily, I (also) am with you, one of those who wait”: (71)

> ” So We delivered him and those with him by a mercy from Us, and We cut the roots of those who belied Our signs, and they were not believers”: (72)

Flag 57: Rejection of Prophet (Hud’s) message by people of Ad and their destruction: (Araf-7: 65-72)

> ” And to (the people of) Thamud (We sent) their brother Salih. He said: O my people! Worship Allah. You have no god but He. Indeed a clear proof from your Lord has come to you. This is the she-camel of Allah, a sign to you; so leave her (free) to pasture in Allah’s earth, and do not touch her with harm, lest a painful chastisement seize you”: (73)

> ” And remember when He made you successors after (the people of) Ad and settled you on earth. You build mansions on the plain; and carve (hew) dwellings in the mountains. So remember the bounties of Allah, and do not act in an evil manner, making mischief in the earth”: (74)

> ” The chiefs of those who were arrogant among his people said to those who were reckoned weak – those among them who believed: Do you (really) know that Salih has been sent by his Lord? They said: Verily we are believers in what has been sent with him”: (75)

> ” Those who were arrogant said: Verily, we do not believe in what you believe”: (76) 

> ” They hamstrung the she-camel and rebelled against the command of their Lord, and they said: O Salih, bring upon us that with which you have threatened us if you are of the messengers”: (77)

> ” Then an earthquake seized them, so they lay overturned on the ground (dead) in their dwellings”: (78)

> ” Then he turned away from them and said: Oh my people! Indeed I delivered to you the message of my Lord and admonished you, but you do not love the admonisher:” (79)

Flag 58: Rejection of Prophet Salih’s guidance & destruction of Thamud by an earthquake: (Araf-7: 73-79)

> ” And (We sent) Lut, when he said to his people; Do you commit a lewdness which none in the worlds has done before you”? (80)

> ” Verily you satisfy your lust with men instead of women. Nay, you are a wasteful people”: (81)

> ” And there was no answer from his people except that they said: Turn them out of your town. Verily they are a people who want to purify (themselves)”: (82)

> ” So We delivered him and his family, save his wife, who was those who stayed behind”: (83)

> ” And We rained down on them a shower (of stones). See then as to what was the end of the criminals”: (84)

Flag 59: Destruction of Homo-Sexuals: Rejection of Prophet Lut’s guidance by his people and their destruction under a shower of stones: (Araf-7: 80-84):

> ” And to the Madyan people (We sent) their brother Shuayb. He said: O my people! Worship Allah. You have no other god, but He. Indeed a clear proof has come to you from your Lord, so give full measure and full weight and do not keep back from people their things, and make no mischief in the earth after it has been reformed. This is best for you if you are believers”: (85)

> ” And not sit in every path holding threats, and turning away from Allah’s path those who believe in Him, and seeking to make it crooked. And remember when you were few, He multiplied you; and behold what had been the end of the mischief makers” : (86)

> ” And if there be a party of you who believe in what I am sent with, and a party who do not believe, then have patience until Allah judges between us; and He is the best of judges”: (87)

Flag 60: Promotion of Fisad-fil-Arz: The people of Madyan belied Prophet Shuayb and were destroyed by an earthquake: (Araf-7: 85-93) 

Separa 08 (Wa Law-Annana) ends

Surah Al Araf continues in Separa-9 (Qalal Mala)