VERSES
128
PAGES
267-281

Source: Sayyid Abul Ala Maududi - Tafhim al-Qur'an - The Meaning of the Quran

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16:97

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Whoever does righteousness, whether male or female, while he is a believer - We will surely cause him to live a good life, and We will surely give them their reward [in the Hereafter] according to the best of what they used to do.

16:98

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So when you recite the Qur'an, [first] seek refuge in Allah from Satan, the expelled [from His mercy].

16:99

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Indeed, there is for him no authority over those who have believed and rely upon their Lord.

16:100

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His authority is only over those who take him as an ally and those who through him associate others with Allah .

16:101

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And when We substitute a verse in place of a verse - and Allah is most knowing of what He sends down - they say, "You, [O Muhammad], are but an inventor [of lies]." But most of them do not know.

16:102

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Say, [O Muhammad], "The Pure Spirit has brought it down from your Lord in truth to make firm those who believe and as guidance and good tidings to the Muslims."

16:103

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And We certainly know that they say, "It is only a human being who teaches the Prophet." The tongue of the one they refer to is foreign, and this Qur'an is [in] a clear Arabic language.

16:104

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Indeed, those who do not believe in the verses of Allah - Allah will not guide them, and for them is a painful punishment.

16:105

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They only invent falsehood who do not believe in the verses of Allah , and it is those who are the liars.

16:106

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Whoever disbelieves in Allah after his belief... except for one who is forced [to renounce his religion] while his heart is secure in faith. But those who [willingly] open their breasts to disbelief, upon them is wrath from Allah , and for them is a great punishment;

16:107

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That is because they preferred the worldly life over the Hereafter and that Allah does not guide the disbelieving people.

16:108

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Those are the ones over whose hearts and hearing and vision Allah has sealed, and it is those who are the heedless.

16:109

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Assuredly, it is they, in the Hereafter, who will be the losers.

16:110

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Then, indeed your Lord, to those who emigrated after they had been compelled [to renounce their religion] and thereafter fought [for the cause of Allah ] and were patient - indeed, your Lord, after that, is Forgiving and Merciful

16:111

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On the Day when every soul will come disputing for itself, and every soul will be fully compensated for what it did, and they will not be wronged.

16:112

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And Allah presents an example: a city which was safe and secure, its provision coming to it in abundance from every location, but it denied the favors of Allah . So Allah made it taste the envelopment of hunger and fear for what they had been doing.

16:113

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And there had certainly come to them a Messenger from among themselves, but they denied him; so punishment overtook them while they were wrongdoers.

16:114

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Then eat of what Allah has provided for you [which is] lawful and good. And be grateful for the favor of Allah , if it is [indeed] Him that you worship.

16:115

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He has only forbidden to you dead animals, blood, the flesh of swine, and that which has been dedicated to other than Allah . But whoever is forced [by necessity], neither desiring [it] nor transgressing [its limit] - then indeed, Allah is Forgiving and Merciful.

16:116

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And do not say about what your tongues assert of untruth, "This is lawful and this is unlawful," to invent falsehood about Allah . Indeed, those who invent falsehood about Allah will not succeed.

16:117

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[It is but] a brief enjoyment, and they will have a painful punishment.

16:118

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And to those who are Jews We have prohibited that which We related to you before. And We did not wrong them [thereby], but they were wronging themselves.

16:119

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Then, indeed your Lord, to those who have done wrong out of ignorance and then repent after that and correct themselves - indeed, your Lord, thereafter, is Forgiving and Merciful.

16:120

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Indeed, Abraham was a [comprehensive] leader, devoutly obedient to Allah , inclining toward truth, and he was not of those who associate others with Allah .

16:121

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[He was] grateful for His favors. Allah chose him and guided him to a straight path.

16:122

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And We gave him good in this world, and indeed, in the Hereafter he will be among the righteous.

16:123

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Then We revealed to you, [O Muhammad], to follow the religion of Abraham, inclining toward truth; and he was not of those who associate with Allah .

16:124

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The sabbath was only appointed for those who differed over it. And indeed, your Lord will judge between them on the Day of Resurrection concerning that over which they used to differ.

16:125

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Invite to the way of your Lord with wisdom and good instruction, and argue with them in a way that is best. Indeed, your Lord is most knowing of who has strayed from His way, and He is most knowing of who is [rightly] guided.

16:126

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And if you punish [an enemy, O believers], punish with an equivalent of that with which you were harmed. But if you are patient - it is better for those who are patient.

16:127

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And be patient, [O Muhammad], and your patience is not but through Allah . And do not grieve over them and do not be in distress over what they conspire.

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