AL FURQAN (THE CRITERION)
Allah - beginning with the name of - the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful
[Furqan 25:1] Most Auspicious is He Who has sent down the Furqan (the Criterion – the Holy Qur’an) upon His chosen bondman for him to be a Herald of Warning to the entire world. (Prophet Mohammed – peace and blessings be upon him – is the Prophet towards all mankind.)
[Furqan 25:2] The One to Whom belongs the kingship of the heavens and of the earth, and has not chosen a child, and has no partner in His kingship, and He has created everything and kept it in proper measure.
[Furqan 25:3] And people have appointed other Gods besides Him, those who do not create anything but are themselves created, and those who do not have the power to harm or benefit themselves, and who do not have any authority over death or life nor over resurrection.
[Furqan 25:4] And the disbelievers said, “This is nothing but a slur he has fabricated and others have helped him upon it”; so indeed the disbelievers have stooped to injustice and lie.
[Furqan 25:5] And they said, “These are stories of the former people, which he has written down, so they are read to him morning and evening.”
[Furqan 25:6] Proclaim (O dear Prophet Mohammed - peace and blessings be upon him), “It is sent down by Him Who knows all the secrets of the heavens and the earth; indeed He Oft Forgiving, Most Merciful."
[Furqan 25:7] And they said, “What is the matter with this (Noble) Messenger, that he eats food and walks in the markets? Why was not an angel sent down along with him, to give warning along with him?”
[Furqan 25:8] “Or that he should have obtained a hidden treasure, or should have had a garden from which to eat”; and the unjust said, “You do not follow but a man under a magic spell.”
[Furqan 25:9] O dear Prophet (Mohammed – peace and blessings be upon him) see how they invent examples for you - they have therefore gone astray, unable to find a road.
[Furqan 25:10] Most Auspicious is He Who, if He wills, may make it much better for you - Gardens beneath which rivers flow, and may create high palaces for you.
[Furqan 25:11] In fact they deny the Last Day; and We
have kept prepared a blazing fire for those who deny the Last Day.