062.001 All that is in the heavens and all that is in the earth glorifieth Allah, the
Sovereign Lord, the Holy One, the Mighty, the Wise.
062.002 He it is Who hath sent among the unlettered ones a messenger of their own,
to recite unto them His revelations and to make them grow, and to teach them the
Scripture and wisdom, though heretofore they were indeed in error manifest,
062.003 Along with others of them who have not yet joined them. He is the Mighty,
062.004 That is the bounty of Allah; which He giveth unto whom He will. Allah is of
062.005 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. Wretched is the likeness of folk who
deny the revelations of Allah. And Allah guideth not wrongdoing folk.
062.006 Say (O Muhammad): O ye who are Jews! If ye claim that ye are favoured of
Allah apart from (all) mankind, then long for death if ye are truthful.
062.007 But they will never long for it because of all that their own hands have sent
before, and Allah is Aware of evil-doers.
062.008 Say (unto them, O Muhammad): Lo! the death from which ye shrink will
surely meet you, and afterward ye will be returned unto the Knower of the Invisible
and the Visible, and He will tell you what ye used to do.
062.009 O ye who believe! When the call is heard for the prayer of the day of
congregation, haste unto remembrance of Allah and leave your trading. That is better
for you if ye did but know.
062.010 And when the prayer is ended, then disperse in the land and seek of Allah's
bounty, and remember Allah much, that ye may be successful.
062.011 But when they spy some merchandise or pastime they break away to it and
leave thee standing. Say: That which Allah hath is better than pastime and than
merchandise, and Allah is the Best of providers.