Chapter Scripts

Surah Ash-Shu’ara’: 26:101-110

26:101 Nor any loving friend.


Thus the Qur’an makes it clear that a true believer may fight only in self-defense: cf. 22:39-40, the earliest reference to war as such, and 2:190-194, where the circumstances making war fully justified are further elaborated.

26:102 Would that we had a second chance [in life], so that we could be among the believers!”


Lit., “by what [kind of] turning they will turn”.

26:103 In all this, behold, there is a message [unto men], even though most of them will not believe [in it].

26:104 But, verily, thy Sustainer – He alone – is Almighty, a Dispenser of Grace!

26:105 The people of Noah [too] gave the lie to [one of God’s] message-bearers. 

26:106 When their brother Noah said unto them, “Will you not be conscious of God?

26:107 Behold, I am an apostle [sent by Him] to you, [and therefore] worthy of your trust. 

26:108 Be, then, conscious of God, and pay heed unto me!

26:109 And no reward whatever do I ask of you for it, my reward rests with none but the Sustainer of all the worlds.

26:110 Hence, remain conscious of God, and pay heed unto me!”


The divine scriptures are God’s beacons to the world. Surely God offered His trust to the heavens and the earth, and the hills, but they shrank from bearing it and were afraid of it. And man undertook it.
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