Selected verses from Sura Al-Baqarah (The Cow) – Qu’ran

To God belong the East and the West;
and wherever you turn,
there is the Face of God.
For God is omnipresent, all-knowing.

Yet they say God has begotten a son.
Glory to God!
No, to God belongs all
in the heavens and the earth;
everything is obedient to God.

God is the originator
of the heavens and the earth
and whenever God decrees anything,
God says to it, “Be!”
and it is.

– 115-117

And your God is one God:
there is no God but The One,
the Compassionate,
the Merciful.

Behold, in the creation
of the heavens and the earth,
and the alternation of night and day,
and the ships that sail on the sea
to profit the people,
and the water God rains from the skies,
thereby enlivening the earth
after it has died,
and spreading animals of all kinds
and in the shifting of the winds
and the clouds
enslaved between the heavens and the earth:
therein are signs
for a discerning people.

– 163-164

It is not righteous
that you turn your faces
east and west:
but they are righteous
who believe in God
and the last day,
and the angels and the Book,
and the prophets;
and who donate goods and money
for love of God
to relatives and orphans,
and to the poor and the wayfarer,
and to the needy,
and for freeing slaves;
and who are constant in prayer
and give alms for welfare,
and those who fulfil their promises
when they make them,
and who are patient
in suffering, adversity, and hard times.
They are the truthful ones,
and they are conscientious.

– 177

There is no God but The One,
the Living, the Self-subsistent:
drowsiness does not overtake God,
nor sleep.
To God belongs
what is in the heavens and the earth:
who could there be
who can intercede with God
except by leave of God?
God knows what is in front of them,
and what us behind them;
but they do not comprehend
anything of God’s knowledge
except as God wills.
The throne of God
extends over the heavens and the earth,
and the preservation of them both
is not oppressive to God,
for God is most exalted, most sublime.

– 255

There is to be no compulsion in religion.
True direction is in fact distinct from error:
so whoever disbelieves in idols
and believes in God
has taken hold
of the most reliable handle,
which does not break.
For God is all-hearing and all-knowing.



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