Day Twenty third (A Journey with Quran)

Quran is the Islamic sacred book. It is the the word of God addressed to the last Prophet Mohammad (Peace be upon him), brought to him by the archangel Gabriel, and written down in Arabic. It consists of 114 chapters of varying lengths, and are called Surahs. The first Surah is part of our daily prayers.

The Quran calls out to all the human beings on earth. It touches all aspects of our human life.

Quran means the Criterion. It means to differentiate between right, and wrong.

Our twenty third day journey with Quran continues: the third Surah Al Imran. Ayats (verses) 51-60. In the previous Ayat forty nine Jesus tells the people to obey Allah.

51“It is Allah who is my Lord and your Lord; then worship Him. This is a way that is straight.”

52When Jesus found unbelief on their part he said: “Who will be my helpers to (the work of) Allah?” Said the Disciples: “We are Allah’s helpers we believe in Allah and do thou bear witness that we are Muslims.

53“Our Lord! we believe in what thou hast revealed and we follow the Apostle; then write us down among those who bear witness.”

54And (then unbelievers) plotted and planned and Allah too planned and the best of planners is Allah.

55Behold! Allah said: “O Jesus! I will take thee and raise thee to Myself and clear thee (of the falsehoods) of those who blaspheme; I will make those who follow thee superior to those who reject Faith to the Day of Resurrection; then shall ye all return unto Me and I will judge between you of the matters wherein ye dispute.

56“As to those who reject faith I will punish them with terrible agony in this world and in the Hereafter nor will they have anyone to help.

57“As to those who believe and work righteousness Allah will pay them (in full) their reward; but Allah loveth not those who do wrong.

58“This is what We rehearse unto thee of the Signs and the Message of Wisdom.”

59This similitude of Jesus before Allah is as that of Adam: He created him from dust then said to him: “Be” and he was.

60The truth (comes) from Allah alone; so be not of those who doubt.

Translation: Abdullah Yusuf

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