VERSES
111
PAGES
282-293

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

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17:15

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Whoever is guided is only guided for [the benefit of] his soul. And whoever errs only errs against it. And no bearer of burdens will bear the burden of another. And never would We punish until We sent a messenger.

17:16

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And when We intend to destroy a city, We command its affluent but they defiantly disobey therein; so the word comes into effect upon it, and We destroy it with [complete] destruction.

17:17

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And how many have We destroyed from the generations after Noah. And sufficient is your Lord, concerning the sins of His servants, as Acquainted and Seeing.

17:18

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Whoever should desire the immediate - We hasten for him from it what We will to whom We intend. Then We have made for him Hell, which he will [enter to] burn, censured and banished.

17:19

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But whoever desires the Hereafter and exerts the effort due to it while he is a believer - it is those whose effort is ever appreciated [by Allah ].

17:20

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To each [category] We extend - to these and to those - from the gift of your Lord. And never has the gift of your Lord been restricted.

17:21

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Look how We have favored [in provision] some of them over others. But the Hereafter is greater in degrees [of difference] and greater in distinction.

17:22

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Do not make [as equal] with Allah another deity and [thereby] become censured and forsaken.

17:23

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And your Lord has decreed that you not worship except Him, and to parents, good treatment. Whether one or both of them reach old age [while] with you, say not to them [so much as], "uff," and do not repel them but speak to them a noble word.

17:24

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And lower to them the wing of humility out of mercy and say, "My Lord, have mercy upon them as they brought me up [when I was] small."

17:25

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Your Lord is most knowing of what is within yourselves. If you should be righteous [in intention] - then indeed He is ever, to the often returning [to Him], Forgiving.

17:26

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And give the relative his right, and [also] the poor and the traveler, and do not spend wastefully.

17:27

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Indeed, the wasteful are brothers of the devils, and ever has Satan been to his Lord ungrateful.

17:28

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And if you [must] turn away from the needy awaiting mercy from your Lord which you expect, then speak to them a gentle word.

17:29

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And do not make your hand [as] chained to your neck or extend it completely and [thereby] become blamed and insolvent.

17:30

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Indeed, your Lord extends provision for whom He wills and restricts [it]. Indeed He is ever, concerning His servants, Acquainted and Seeing.

17:31

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And do not kill your children for fear of poverty. We provide for them and for you. Indeed, their killing is ever a great sin.

17:32

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And do not approach unlawful sexual intercourse. Indeed, it is ever an immorality and is evil as a way.

17:33

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And do not kill the soul which Allah has forbidden, except by right. And whoever is killed unjustly - We have given his heir authority, but let him not exceed limits in [the matter of] taking life. Indeed, he has been supported [by the law].

17:34

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And do not approach the property of an orphan, except in the way that is best, until he reaches maturity. And fulfill [every] commitment. Indeed, the commitment is ever [that about which one will be] questioned.

17:35

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And give full measure when you measure, and weigh with an even balance. That is the best [way] and best in result.

17:36

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And do not pursue that of which you have no knowledge. Indeed, the hearing, the sight and the heart - about all those [one] will be questioned.

17:37

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And do not walk upon the earth exultantly. Indeed, you will never tear the earth [apart], and you will never reach the mountains in height.

17:38

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All that - its evil is ever, in the sight of your Lord, detested.

17:39

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That is from what your Lord has revealed to you, [O Muhammad], of wisdom. And, [O mankind], do not make [as equal] with Allah another deity, lest you be thrown into Hell, blamed and banished.

17:40

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Then, has your Lord chosen you for [having] sons and taken from among the angels daughters? Indeed, you say a grave saying.

17:41

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And We have certainly diversified [the contents] in this Qur'an that mankind may be reminded, but it does not increase the disbelievers except in aversion.

17:42

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Say, [O Muhammad], "If there had been with Him [other] gods, as they say, then they [each] would have sought to the Owner of the Throne a way."

17:43

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Exalted is He and high above what they say by great sublimity.

17:44

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The seven heavens and the earth and whatever is in them exalt Him. And there is not a thing except that it exalts [ Allah ] by His praise, but you do not understand their [way of] exalting. Indeed, He is ever Forbearing and Forgiving.

17:45

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And when you recite the Qur'an, We put between you and those who do not believe in the Hereafter a concealed partition.

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