(The Koran)

[Text by Muhammad Marmaduke Pickthall; published by the Muslim
World League – Rabita, Mecca, Saudi Arabia]

Surah II recaps “Allah’s” history with Adam and Eve and Satan
thru Jesus.

Surah II: 62 “Lo! those who believe (in that which was revealed
unto thee, Muhammad), and those who are Jews, and
Christians, and Sabaeans (Southwest Arabia) –whoever believeth in
Allah and the Last Day and doth right — surely their reward is
with their Lord, and there shall no fear come upon them neither
shall they grieve.”

81 “Nay, but whosoever hath done evil and his sin
surroundeth him, such are rightful owners of the Fire; they will
abide therein.”

85 “on the day of Resurrection”

105 “Allah chooseth for His mercy whom He will” (pre-

120 “And the Jews will not be pleased with thee, nor
will the Christians, till thou follow their creed. Say: Lo! the
guidance of Allah is Guidance. And if thou shouldst follow their
desires after the knowledge which hath come unto thee, then
wouldst thou have from Allah no protecting friend nor helper”

121 “Those unto whom We have given the Scripture”

144 “so turn thy face toward the Inviolable Place of
Worship” ( the Ka’bah at Mecca)

154 “And call not those who are slain in the way of
Allah dead: nay, they are living, only ye perceive not.

[Koran revealed in the month of Ramadan]

190 “Fight in the way of Allah against those who fight
against you, but begin not hostilities. Lo! Allah loveth not

200 “But of mankind is he who saith: `Our Lord! give
unto us in the world,’ and he hath no portion in the Hereafter.”

228 “Men are a degree above them” (women)

253 “the Holy Spirit” (the angel Gabriel)

275 “They say: Trade is just like usury; whereas Allah
permitteth trading and forbiddeth usury

Surah III:3 “He hath revealed unto thee (Muhammad) the Scripture
with truth, confirming that which was (revealed) before it, even
as He revealed the Torah and the Gospel:”

Surah IV:34 “men are in charge of women, because Allah both made
the one of them to excel the other, and because they spend of
their property (for the support of women)”

[ Al-Islam means “the Surrender to Allah”]

Surah V:51 “O ye who believe! Take not the Jews and the
Christians for friends”

69 “Lo! those who believe, and those who are Jews, and
Sabaeans, and Christians– whosoever believeth in Allah and the
Last Day and doth right– there shall no fear come upon them
neither shall they grieve.”

72 “They surely disbelieve who say: Lo! Allah is the
Messiah, son of Mary. The Messiah (himself) said: O Children of
Israel, worship Allah, my Lord and your Lord. Lo! whoso
ascribeth partners unto Allah, for him Allah hath forbidden
Paradise. His abode is the Fire. for evildoers there will be no

[ Mohammed formed a theocratic state at Medina.]

Surah XIII:22-23 “Theirs will be the sequel of the (heavenly)
Home, Gardens of Eden which they enter”

35 “Underneath it rivers flow; its food is everlasting,
and its shade”

Surah XVI:102 “The Holy Spirit” (the angel Gabriel)

Surah XVII:1 “Glorified be He Who carried His servant by night
from the Invisible Place of Worship (Mecca) to the far Distant
Place of Worship (Jerusalem)

[ First Hijrah = first year of Prophet’s mission; some
converts went to Abyssina, a Christian country, to escape
persection from the pagan Meccans.]

Surah XVIII:31 “Theirs will be the Garden of Eden, wherein
rivers flow beneath them; therein they will be given amulets of
gold and will wear green robes of finest silk and gold
embroidery, reclining upon thrones therein.”

Surah XIX:54 “And make mention in the Scripture of Ishmael. Lo!
He was a keeper of His promise, and He was a messenger (of
Allah), a Prophet.”

Surah XIX:62 “They hear therein no idle talk, but only peace!
and therein”

[Mohammed wrote the Koran to proselytize the Arabian
idolaters in Mecca and elsewhere that the One God of the
Israelites and Christians was the True God, Allah, and was to be
worshiped and His tenets followed.]

88 “And they say: The Beneficent hath taken unto
Himself a son.”

89 “Assuredly ye utter a disasterous thing”

[Koran–Proof of God in creation]

Surah XVI:91 “And she who was chaste, therefore we breathed
into her (something) of Our spirit and made her and her son a
token for (all) peoples.”

Surah XVII:17 “Lo! those who believe (this Revelation), and
those who are Jews, and the Sabaeans and the Christians and the
Magians and the idolaters–Lo! Allah will decide between them on
the Day of Resurrection. Lo! Allah is witness over all things.”

Surah XXIV:3 “The adulterer shall not marry save an adulteress
or an idolatress, and the adulteress none shall marry save an
adulterer or an idolater. All that is forbidden to believers.”

4 “And those who accuse honorable women but bring
not four witnesses, scourge them (with) eighty stripes and never
(afterward) accept their testimony–They indeed are evil-doers–“

Surah XXVIII:4 “Lo! Pharaoh exalted himself in the earth and
made its people castes.”

51 “And now verily We have caused the word to reach
them, that haply they may give heed.”

52 “Those unto whom We gave the Scripture before
it, they believe in it.”

53 “And when it is recited unto them, they say: We
believe in it. Lo! it is the Truth from our Lord. Lo! even
before it we were of those who surrender (unto Him).”

54 “These will be given their reward twice over,
because they are steadfast and good, and spend of that wherewith
We have provided them.”

Surah XXIX:64 “This life of the world is but a pastime and a

(Shakespeare: “All the world’s a stage, and we are but
players in it.”)

Surah XXX:39 “That which ye give in usury in order that it may
increase on (other) people’s property hath no increase with
Allah; but that ye give in charity, seeking Allah’s countenance,
hath increase manifold.”

Surah XXX:59 “Thus doth Allah seal the hearts of those who know

Surah XXXI:19 “Be modest in thy bearing and subdue thy voice.
Lo! the harshest of all voices is the voice of an ass.”

Surah XXXIII:28 “O Prophet! Say unto thy wives: If ye desire
the world’s life and its adornment, come! I will content you and
will release you with a fair release.”

Surah XXXIII:40 “Mohammed is not the father of any man among

50 “O Prophet! Lo! we have made lawful unto thee
thy wives unto whom thou hast paid their dowries, and those whom
thy right hand possesseth of those whom Allah hath given thee as
spoils of war, and the daughters of thine uncle on the father’s
side and the daughters of thine aunts on the father’s side, and
the daughters of thine uncles on the mother’s side and the
daughters of thine aunts on the mother’s side who emigrated with
thee, and a believing woman if she give herself unto the Prophet
and the Prophet desire to ask her in marriage–a privilege for
thee only, not for the (rest of) the believers–“

59 “O Prophet! Tell thy wives and thy daughters.”

Surah XXXV:1 “Who appointeth the angels messengers having wings
two, three and four.”

22 “Lo! Allah maketh whom He will to hear.”

Surah XXXVI:55 “Lo! those who merit Paradise this day are
happily employed,”

56 “They and their wives, in pleasant shade, on
thrones reclining;”

Surah XXXVII:43 “In the Gardens of delight,”

44 “On couches facing one another;”

45 “A cup from a gushing spring is brought round
for them,”

46 “White, delicious to the drinkers,”

47 “Wherein there is no headache nor are they made
mad thereby.”

113 “And We blessed him and Isaac. And of their
seed are some who do good, and some who plainly wrong

Surah XXXIX:20 “But those in rivers flow.”

[Jesus “In my house are many mansions.”]

(68-75 Description of the Judgement like in

68 “And the Trumpet is blown, and all who are in the
heavens and the earth swoon away, save him whom Allah willeth.
Then it is blown a second time, and behold them standing

69 “And the earth shineth with the light of her Lord,
and the book is set up, and the Prophets and the witnesses are
brought, and it is judged between them with truth, and they are
not wronged.”

70 “And each soul is paid in full for what it did.
And he is best Aware of what they do.”

71 “And those who disbelieve are driven unto hell in
troops till, when they reach it and the gates thereof are
opened, and the warders thereof say unto them: Came there not
unto you messengers of your own, reciting unto you the
revelations of your Lord and warning you of the meeting of this
your Day? they say: Yea, verily, But the word of doom for
disbelievers is fulfilled.”

72 “It is said (unto them): Enter ye the gates of
hell to dwell therein. Thus hapless is the journey’s end of the

73 “And those who keep their duty to their Lord are
driven unto the Garden in troops till, when they reach it, and
the gates thereof are opened, and the warders thereof say unto
them: Peace be unto you! Ye are good, so enter ye (the Garden of
delight), to dwell therein:”

74 “They say: Praise be to Allah, Who hath fulfilled
His promise unto us and hath made us inherit the land, sojourning
in the Garden where we will! So bounteous is the wage of

75 “And thou (O Mohammed) seest the angels thronging
round the Throne, hymning the praises of their Lord. And they
are judged aright. And it is said: Praise be to Allah, the Lord
of the Worlds!”

Surah XLI:34 “The good deed and the evil deed are not alike.
Repel the evil deed with one which is better, then lo! he,
between whom and thee there was enmity, (will become) as though he
as a bosom friend.”

Surah XLII:7 “And thus We have inspired in thee a Lecture(2) in
Arabic, that thou mayest warn the mother-town(3)
( footnotes 2) Ar. Qur’an
3) i.e. Mecca)

Surah XLIII:57 “And when the son of Mary is quoted as an
example, behold! the folk laugh out!”

59 “He is nothing but a slave(1) on whom We
bestowed favour, and We made him a pattern for the Children of

(footnote 1) Abd Allah, “slave of God” is a proud
designation with the Muslims, bondage to Allah implying
liberation from all earthly servitudes.)

Surah XLIII:64 “Lo! Allah, He is my Lord and your Lord. So
worship Him. This is a right path.”

71 “Therein are brought round for them trays of
gold and goblets, and therein is all that souls desire and eyes
find sweet. And ye are immortal therein.”

73 “Therein for you is fruit in plenty whence to
eat.” (Islam’s paradise is a banquet)

Surah XLIV:17 “And verily We tried before them Pharaoh’s folk,
when there came unto them a noble messenger,”

18 “Saying: Give up to me the slaves of Allah. Lo!
I am a faithful messenger unto you.”
(the Children of Israel)

54 “And We shall wed them unto fair ones with wide
lovely eyes.”

Surah XLVI:12 “When before it there was the Scripture of Moses,
an example and a mercy; and this is a confirming of Scripture in
the Arabic language,”

Surah XLVII:15 “A similitude of the Garden which those who keep
their duty (to Allah) are promised: Therein are rivers of water
unpolluted, and rivers of milk whereof the flavour changeth not,
and rivers of wine delicious to drinkers, and rivers of clear-run
honey; therein for them is every kind of fruit, with pardon from
their Lord. (Are those who enjoy all this) like those who are
immortal in the Fire and are given boiling water to drink so that
it teareth their bowels?”

36 “The life of the world is but a sport and a
pastime. And if ye believe and ward off (evil), He will give you
your wages, and will not ask of you your worldly wealth.”

Surah XLVIII:16 “Say unto those of the wandering Arabs who were
left behind: Ye will be called against a folk of mighty prowess,
to fight them until they surrender; and if ye obey, Allah will
give you a fair reward; but if ye turn away as ye did turn away
before, He will punish you with a painful doom.”

19 “And much booty that they will capture. Allah
is ever Mighty, Wise.”

(war for booty’s sake)

20 “Allah promises much booty that ye will

Surah XLIX:10 “The believers are naught else than brothers.
Therefore make peace between your brethren.”

Surah LI:56 “I created the jinn and humankind only that they
might worship Me.”

Surah LII:17 “Lo! those who keep their duty dwell in gardens
and delight,”

Surah LII:19 “(And it is said unto them): Eat and drink in
health (as reward) for what ye used to do,”

Surah LII:20 “Reclining on ranged couches. And We wed them
unto fair ones with wide, lovely eyes.”

Surah LII:22 “And We provide them with fruit and meat such as
they desire.”

Surah LII:24 “And there go round, waiting on them menservants
of their own, as they were hidden pearls.”

Surah LV:56 “Therein are those of modest gaze, whom neither man
nor jinni will have touched before them.”

Surah LV:72 “Fair ones, close-guarded in pavillions–“

Surah LV:73 “Which is it, of the favours of your Lord, that ye

Surah LV:74 “Whom neither man nor jinni will have touched
before them–“

Surah LVI:35 “Lo! We have created them a (new) creation”

Surah LVI:36 “And made them virgins,”

Surah LVI:37 “Lovers, friends,”

Surah LVI:38 “For those on the right hand;”

Surah LVII:26 “And We verily sent Noah and Abraham and placed
the Prophethood and the Scripture among their seed, and among
them there is he who goeth right, but many of them are evil-

Surah LVII:27 “Then We caused Our messengers to follow in their
footsteps; and We caused Jesus, the son of Mary, to follow, and
gave him the Gospel, and placed compassion and mercy in the
hearts of those who followed him. But monasticism they
invented–We ordained it not for them–only seeking Allah’s
pleasure, and they observed it not with right observance. So We
give those of them who believe their reward, but many of them are

Surah LVIII:20 “Lo! those who oppose Allah and His messenger;
they will be among the lowest.”

Surah LX:12 “O Prophet! If believing women come unto thee,
taking oath of allegiance unto thee that they will ascribe
nothing as partner unto Allah, and will neither steal nor commit
adultery nor kill their children, nor produce any lie that they
have devised between their hands and feet, nor disobey thee in
what is right, then accept their allegiance and ask Allah to
forgive them. Lo! Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.”

Surah LXI:4 “Lo! Allah loveth those who battle for His cause
in ranks, as if they were a solid structure.”

Surah LXI:6 “And when Jesus son of Mary said: O Children of
Israel Lo! I am the messenger of Allah unto you, confirming that
which was (revealed) before me in the Torah, and bringing good
tidings of a messenger who cometh after me, whose name is the
Praised One. Yet when he hath come unto them with clear proofs,
they say: This is mere magic.”

(The Comforter)

Surah LXII:5 “The likeness of those who are entrusted with the
Law of Moses, yet apply it not, is as the likeness of the ass
carrying books.

Surah LXII:6 “Say (O Muhammad): O ye who are Jews! If ye claim
that ye are favoured of Allah part from (all) mankind, then long
for death if ye are truthful.”


Surah LXIV:11 “No calamity befalleth save by Allah’s leave.

Surah LXVIII:34 “Lo! for those who keep from evil are gardens
of bliss with their Lord.”

Surah LXVIII:35 “Shall We then treat those who have surrendered
as We treat the guilty?”

Surah LXVIII:36 “What aileth you? How foolishly ye judge!”

Surah LXVIII:37 “Or have ye a Scripture wherein ye learn”

Surah LXVIII:38 “That ye shall indeed have all that ye choose?”

Surah LXX:29 “And those who preserve their chastity”

Surah LXX:30 “Save with their wives and those whom their right
hands possess, for thus they are not blameworthy;”

Surah LXXI:1 “Lo! We sent Noah unto his people (saying): Warn
thy people ere the painful doom come unto them.”

Surah LXXI:2 “He said: O my people! Lo! I am a plain warner
unto you”

Surah LXXI:25 “Because of their sins they were drowned, then
made to enter a Fire. And they found they had no helpers in
place of Allah.”

Surah LXXI:26 “And Noah said, My Lord! Leave not one of the
disbelievers in the land.”

Surah LXXIII:17 “Then how, if ye disbelieve, will ye protect
yourselves upon the day which will turn children grey,”

Surah LXXIII:18 “The very heaven being then rent asunder. His
promise is to be fulfilled.”

(Christ’s prophecies)

Surah LXXIV:26 “Him shall I fling unto the burning.”

Surah LXXIV:30 “Above it are nineteen.” (Angels above hell)

Surah LXXIV:31 “We have appointed only angels to be wardens
of the fire, and their number have We made to be a stumbling-
block for those who disbelieve; that those to whom the Scripture
hath been given may have certainty, and that believers may
increase in faith; and that those to whom the Scripture hath been
given and believers may not doubt; and that those in whose hearts
there is disease, and disbelievers, may say: What meaneth Allah
by this similitude? Thus Allah sendeth astray whom He will, and
whom He will He guideth. None knoweth the hosts of thy Lord save
Him. This is naught else than a Reminder unto mortals.”

[Prohpet had trances, during which the Qur’an was revealed to
him. His first revelation was on Mt. Hira when an angel appeared
to him in a vision]

Surah LXXIV:52 “Nay, but everyone of them desireth that he
should be given open pages (from Allah).”

Surah LXXIV:55 “So whosoever will may heed.”

Surah LXXIV:56 “And they will not heed unless Allah willeth
(it). He is the fount of fear. He is the fount of Mercy.”

Surah LXXVI:2 “Lo! We create man from a drop of thickened
fluid to test him; so We make him hearing, knowing.”

Surah LXXVI:3 “Lo! We have shown him the way whether he be
grateful or disbelieving.”

Surah LXXVI:7 “(Because they perform the vow and fear a day
whereof the evil is wide-spreading,”

Surah LXXVI:8 “And feed with food the needy wretch, the orphan
and the prisoner, for love of Him,”

Surah LXXVI:9 “(Saying): We feed you, for the sake of Allah
only. We wish for no reward or thanks from you;”

Surah LXXVI:12 “And hath awarded them for all that they
endured, a Garden and silk attire;”

Surah LXXVI:13 “Reclining therein upon couches, they will find
there neither (heat of) a sun nor bitter cold.”

Surah LXXVI:14 “The shade thereof is close upon them and the
clustered fruits thereof bow down.”

Surah LXXVI:15 “Goblets of silver are brought round for them,
and beakers (as) of glass”

Surah LXXVI:19 “There serve them youths of everlasting youth,
whom, when thou seest, thou wouldst take for scattered pearls.”

Surah LXXVI:20 “When thou seest, thou wilt see there bliss and
high estate.”

Surah LXXVI:21 “Their raiment will be fine green silk and gold
embroidery. Bracelets of silver will they wear. Their Lord will
slake their thirst with a pure drink.”

Surah LXXVI:29 “Lo! this is an Admonishment, that whosoever
will may choose a way unto his Lord.”

Surah LXXVI:30 “Yet ye will not, unless Allah willeth. Lo!
Allah is Knower, Wise.”

Surah LXXVI:31 “He maketh whom He will to enter His mercy, and
for evil-doers hath prepared a painful doom.”

Surah LXXVIII:21 “Lo! hell lurketh in ambush,”

Surah LXXVIII:25 “Save boiling water and a paralysing cold:”

Surah LXXVIII:31 “Lo! for the duteous is achievement–“

Surah LXXVIII:32 “Gardens enclosed and vineyards,”

Surah LXXVIII:33 “And maidens for companions,”

Surah LXXXI:1 “When the sun is overthrown,”

Surah LXXXI:2 “And when the stars fall,”

Surah LXXXI:3 “And when the hills are moved,”

Surah LXXXVI:15 “Lo! they plot and plot (against thee, O

Surah LXXXVI:16 “And I plot and plot (against them).”

Surah XC:12 “Ah, what will convey unto thee what the Ascent

Surah XC;13 “(It is) to free a slave,”

Surah XC:14 “And to feed in the day of hunger”

Surah XC:15 “An orphan near of kin,”

Surah XC:16 “Or some poor wretch in misery,”

Surah XCI:13 “And the messenger of Allah said: It is the she-
camel of Allah, so let her drink!”

Surah XCI:14 “But they denied him, and they hamstrung her, so
Allah doomed them for their sin and razed (their dwellings).”

[Prophet was a leading citizen of Mecca through marriage.”

Prophet was about 50 when he received his call and received the
first verses of the Koran in the vision of Mt. Hira.”

Prophet lived 10 years after his call.]

Surah XCVIII:6 “Lo! those who disbelieve, among the People of
the Scripture and the idolaters, will abide in fire of hell.
They are the worst of created beings.”

Surah XCVIII:7 “(And) lo! those who believe and do good works
are the best of created beings.”

Surah CIII:2 “Lo! man is in a state of loss,”

Surah CIII:3 “Save those who believe and do good works, and
exhort one another to truth exhort one another to endurance.”

Surah CIX:1 “Say: O disbeliveers!”

Surah CIX:2 “I worship not that which ye worship:”

Surah CIX:3 “Nor worship ye that which I worship.”

Surah CIX:4 “And I shall not worship that which ye worship.”

Surah CIX:5 “Nor will ye worship that which I worship.”

Surah CIX:6 “Unto you your religion, and unto me my religion.”



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