AL AA`RAF (THE HEIGHTS)
Allah - beginning with the name of - the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful
[Aa`raf 7:1] Alif-Laam-Meem-Saad. (Alphabets of the Arabic language; Allah and to whomever He reveals, know their precise meanings.)
[Aa`raf 7:2] O dear Prophet (Mohammed - peace and blessings be upon him), a Book has been sent down upon you, therefore may not your heart be disinclined towards it, so that you may give warning with it, and as an advice for the Muslims.
[Aa`raf 7:3] O mankind, follow what has been sent down to you from your Lord, and do not follow other administrators, abandoning this (the Holy Qur’an); very little do you understand.
[Aa`raf 7:4] And many a township did We destroy - so Our punishment came to them at night or while they were sleeping at noon.
[Aa`raf 7:5] Therefore they uttered nothing when Our punishment came to them, except that they said, "Indeed we were the unjust."
[Aa`raf 7:6] So undoubtedly We shall question those to whom Our Noble Messengers went, and indeed We shall question the Noble Messengers.
[Aa`raf 7:7] So indeed We shall inform them with Our knowledge and We were not absent.
[Aa`raf 7:8] And on that Day, the weighing will truly be done; so those whose scales prove heavy are the successful.
[Aa`raf 7:9] And those whose scales are light are the people who put themselves to ruin - the recompense of the injustice they used to do to Our signs.
7:10] And indeed We established you in the earth and in it created for you
the means of livelihood; very little thanks do you offer!
7:11] And indeed We created you, then designed you and then ordered the
angels, “Prostrate before Adam”; so they all prostrated, except Iblis (Satan);
he did not become of those who prostrate.