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Allah's Commands And Recommendations

TO ASSOCIATE NOTHING WITH ALLAH

Allah does not forgive anything being associated with Him but He forgives whoever He wills for anything other than that. Anyone who associates something with Allah has committed a terrible crime. (Qur'an, 4:48)

It is He Who made the earth a couch for you, and the sky a dome. He sends down water from the sky and by it brings forth fruits for your provision. Do not, then, knowingly make others equal to Allah. (Qur'an, 2:22)

Allah does not forgive anything being associated with Him but He forgives whoever He wills for anything other than that. Anyone who associates something with Allah has gone very far astray. (Qur'an, 4:116)

When Luqman said to his son, counselling him, 'My son, do not associate anything with Allah. Associating others with Him is a terrible wrong.' (Qur'an, 31:13)

TO WORSHIP ALLAH ALONE

'Do not worship anyone but Allah! I am a warner and bringer of good news to you from Him. (Qur'an, 11:2)

Worship none but Allah. I fear for you the punishment of a painful day.' (Qur'an, 11:26)

Say: 'Do you worship, besides Allah, something which has no power to harm or help you when Allah is the All-Hearing, the All-Knowing?' (Qur'an, 5:76)

So do not call on any other god along with Allah or you will be among those who will be punished. (Qur'an, 26:213)

Say, 'People of the Book! Come to a proposition which is the same for us and you—that we should worship none but Allah and not associate any partners with Him and not take one another as lords besides Allah.' If they turn away, say, 'Bear witness that we are Muslims.' (Qur'an, 3:64)

My servants, you who believe, My earth is wide, so worship Me alone! (Qur'an, 29:56)

Those to whom We gave the Book rejoice at what has been sent down to you but some of the parties refuse to acknowledge part of it. Say: 'I have only been ordered to worship Allah and not to associate anything with Him. I summon to Him and to Him I will return.' (Qur'an, 13:36)

NOT TO SET UP ANY GOD OTHER
THAN ALLAH

Do not call on any other god along with Allah. There is no god but Him. All things are passing except His Face. Judgement belongs to Him. You will be returned to Him. (Qur'an, 28:88)

Do not set up any other god together with Allah and so sit there reviled and forsaken. (Qur'an, 17:22)

That is part of the wisdom your Lord has revealed to you. Do not set up another god together with Allah and so be thrown into Hell, blamed and driven out. (Qur'an, 17:39)

Do not set up another god together with Allah. Truly I bring you a clear warning from Him. (Qur'an, 51:51)

NOT TO ACT LIKE UNBELIEVERS
DESPITE ONE'S CERTAINTY OF ALLAH

If you asked them who created them, they would say, 'Allah!' So how have they been perverted?  (Qur'an, 43:87)

TO FEAR ALLAH ALONE

O mankind! Have fear of your Lord Who created you from a single self and created its mate from it and then disseminated many men and women from the two of them. Have fear of Allah in Whose name you make demands on one another and also in respect of your families. Allah watches over you continually. (Qur'an, 4:1)

It was only satan frightening you through his friends. But do not fear them—fear Me if you are believers. (Qur'an, 3:175)

Believe in (the Qur'an) I have sent down, confirming what is with you (of the Torah). Do not be the first to reject it and do not sell My Signs for a paltry price. Have fear of Me alone. (Qur'an, 2:41)

Remember Allah's blessing to you and the covenant He made with you when you said, 'We hear and we obey.' Have fear of Allah. Allah knows what the heart contains. (Qur'an, 5:7)

You who believe! Have fear of Allah and believe in His Messenger. He will give you a double portion of His mercy and grant you a Light by which to walk and forgive you.Allah is Ever-Forgiving, Most Merciful. (Qur'an, 57:28)

TO FEAR ALLAH AS MUCH AS ONE IS ABLE

You who believe! Have fear of Allah the way He should be feared and do not die except as Muslims. (Qur'an, 3:102)

So have fear of Allah, as much as you are able to, and listen and obey and spend for your own benefit. It is the people who are safe-guarded from the avarice of their own selves who are successful. (Qur'an, 64:16)

TO PUT ONE'S TRUST IN ALLAH ALONE

And put your trust in Allah. Allah suffices as a Guardian. (Qur'an, 33:3)

Put your trust in the Living Who does not die and glorify Him with praise. He is well aware of the wrong actions of His servants. (Qur'an, 25:58)

Put your trust in the Almighty, the Most Merciful. (Qur'an, 26:217)

You who believe! Remember Allah's blessing to you when certain people were on the verge of raising their hands against you and He held their hands back from you. Have fear of Allah. The believers should put their trust in Allah. (Qur'an, 5:11)

The Unseen of the heavens and the earth belongs to Allah and the whole affair will be returned to Him. So worship Him and put your trust in Him. Your Lord is not unaware of what you do. (Qur'an, 11:123)

TO TAKE ONLY ALLAH, THE PROPHET AND THE BELIEVERS AS FRIENDS AND HELPERS

You alone we ask for help. (Qur'an, 1:4)

As for those who make Allah their friend, and His Messenger and those who believe: it is the party of Allah who are victorious! (Qur'an, 5:56)

Allah knows best who your enemies are. Allah suffices as a Protector; Allah suffices as a Helper. (Qur'an, 4:45)

TO BE HONEST AND SINCERE TO ALLAH

When he came to his Lord with an unblemished heart. (Qur'an, 37:84)

Those who, when they act indecently or wrong themselves, remember Allah and ask forgiveness for their bad actions (and who can forgive bad actions except Allah?) and do not knowingly persist in what they were doing. (Qur'an, 3:135)

TO BE TRUE TO ALLAH, NOT ONLY IN TIMES OF HARDSHIP, BUT ALWAYS

Yet they had previously made a contract with Allah that they would never turn their backs. Contracts made with Allah will be asked about. (Qur'an, 33:15)

Nor is anything held against those who, when they came to you for you to provide them with mounts and you said, 'I cannot find anything on which to mount you,' turned away with their eyes overflowing with tears, overcome by grief at having nothing to give. There are only grounds against those who ask you for permission to stay when they are rich. They were pleased to be among those who were left behind. Allah has sealed up their hearts so they do not know. (Qur'an, 9:92-93)

Would be obedience and honourable words. Once the matter is resolved upon, being true to Allah would be better for them. (Qur'an, 47:21)

NOT TO DISTORT THE BOOK
WITH ONE'S TONGUE

Among them is a group who distort the Book with their tongues so that you think it is from the Book when it is not from the Book. They say, 'It is from Allah,' but it is not from Allah. They tell a lie against Allah and they know it. (Qur'an, 3:78)

TO OBSERVE ALLAH'S LIMITS ON
WHAT IS PERMITTED AND FORBIDDEN

These are Allah's limits. As for those who obey Allah and His Messenger, We will admit them into Gardens with rivers flowing under them, remaining in them timelessly, for ever. That is the Great Victory. As for those who disobey Allah and His Messenger and overstep His limits, We will admit them into a Fire, remaining in it timelessly, for ever. They will have a humiliating punishment. (Qur'an, 4:13-14)

That is it. If someone honours Allah's sacred things, that is better for him in his Lord's sight. All livestock are permitted to you except what has already been recited to you. Have done with the defilement of idols and have done with telling lies. (Qur'an, 22:30)

Those who repent, those who worship, those who praise, those who fast, those who bow, those who prostrate, those who command the right, those who forbid the wrong, those who preserve the limits of Allah: give good news to the believers. (Qur'an, 9:112)

O Prophet! When any of you divorce women, divorce them during their period of purity and count up the (amount of months carefully). And have fear of Allah, your Lord. Do not evict them from their homes, nor should they leave, unless they commit an outright indecency. Those are Allah's limits, and anyone who oversteps Allah's limits has wronged himself. You never know, it may well be that after that Allah will cause a new situation to develop. (Qur'an, 65:1)

That is it. As for those who honour Allah's sacred rites should do so from heartfelt heeding. (Qur'an, 22:32)

NOT TO FORBID ANYTHING
ALLAH HAS PERMITTED

You who believe! Do not make forbidden the good things Allah has made lawful for you, and do not overstep the limits. Allah does not love people who overstep the limits. (Qur'an, 5:87)

Those, who kill their children foolishly without any knowledge and make what Allah has provided for them forbidden, inventing lies against Allah, such people are lost. They are misguided. They are not guided. (Qur'an, 6:140)

TO OBEY ALLAH'S COMMANDS
WITHOUT EXCEPTION

Then you are the people who are killing one another and expelling a group among you from their homes, ganging up against them in wrongdoing and enmity. Yet if they are brought to you as captives, you ransom them, when it was forbidden for you to expel them in the first place! Do you, then, believe in one part of the Book and reject the other? What repayment will there be for any of you who do that except disgrace in this world? And on the Day of Rising, they will be returned to the harshest of punishments. Allah is not unaware of what you do. (Qur'an, 2:85)

TO BE FIRM IN FOLLOWING
ALLAH'S COMMANDS

It is a Book sent down to you—so let there be no constriction in your breast because of it—so that you can give warning by it and as a reminder to the believers. (Qur'an, 7:2)

He is Lord of the heavens and the earth and everything in between them, so worship Him and persevere in His worship. Do you know of any other with His Name? (Qur'an, 19:65)

TO LIVE ONE'S ENTIRE LIFE
FOR ALLAH ALONE

Say: 'My prayer and my rites, my living and my dying, are for Allah alone, the Lord of all the worlds. (Qur'an, 6:162)

Restrain yourself patiently with those who call on their Lord morning and evening, desiring His face. Do not turn your eyes from them, desiring the attractions of this world. And do not obey someone whose heart We have made neglectful of Our remembrance and who follows his own whims and desires and whose life has transgressed all bounds. (Qur'an, 18:28)

TO SEEK ALLAH'S APPROVAL ALONE

Who is better: someone who founds his building on heeding and pleasing Allah, or someone who founds his building on the brink of a crumbling precipice so that it collapses with him into the Fire of Hell? Allah does not love wrongdoers. (Qur'an, 9:109)

Restrain yourself patiently with those who call on their Lord morning and evening, desiring His face. Do not turn your eyes from them, desiring the attractions of this world. And do not obey someone whose heart We have made neglectful of Our remembrance and who follows his own whims and desires and whose life has transgressed all bounds. (Qur'an, 18:28)

Those who are steadfast in seeking the face of their Lord, and perform prayer and give from the provision We have given them, secretly and openly, and stave off evil with good, it is they who will have the Ultimate Abode. (Qur'an, 13:22)

What you give with usurious intent, aiming to get back a greater amount from people's wealth, does not become greater with Allah. But anything you give as alms, seeking the Face of Allah—all who do that will get back twice as much. (Qur'an, 30:39)

And among the people there are some who give up everything, desiring the good pleasure of Allah. Allah is Ever-Gentle with His servants. (Qur'an, 2:207)

By it, Allah guides those who follow what pleases Him to the ways of Peace. He will bring them from the darkness to the light by His permission, and guide them to a straight path. (Qur'an, 5:16)

TO SEEK ALLAH'S APPROVAL AT ALL TIMES

So when you have finished, work on, and make your Lord your goal! (Qur'an, 94:7-8)

TO BEHAVE IN THE WAY
THAT WILL PLEASE ALLAH MOST

Say: 'My people, do as you think best; that is what I am doing. You will soon know who will receive. (Qur'an, 39:39)

TO BE SINCERELY DEVOTED TO ALLAH

But those of you who are obedient to Allah and His Messenger and act rightly will be given their reward twice over; and We have prepared generous provision for them. (Qur'an, 33:31)

Turning towards Him. Have fear of Him and perform prayer. Do not be among the idolaters. (Qur'an, 30:31)

The steadfast, the truthful, the obedient, the givers, and those who seek forgiveness before dawn. (Qur'an, 3:17)

NOT TO BE UNGRATEFUL TO ALLAH

When the waves hang over them like canopies, they call on Allah, making their religion sincerely His. But then when He delivers them safely to the land, some of them are ambivalent. None but a treacherous, thankless man denies Our Signs. (Qur'an, 31:32)

NEVER TO DESPAIR OF ALLAH

Say: 'My servants, you who have transgressed against yourselves, do not despair of the mercy of Allah. Truly Allah forgives all wrong actions. He is the Ever-Forgiving, the Most Merciful.' (Qur'an, 39:53)

Is Allah not enough for His servant? Yet they try to scare you with others apart from Him. If Allah misguides someone, he has no guide. (Qur'an, 39:36)

They said, 'We bring you good news of the truth, so do not be among those who despair.' (Qur'an, 15:55)

My sons! Seek news of Yusuf and his brother. Do not despair of solace from Allah. No one despairs of solace from Allah except for people who are unbelievers.' (Qur'an, 12:87)

TO BE THANKFUL TO HIM

And when your Lord announced: "If you are grateful, I will certainly give you increase, but if you are ungrateful, My punishment is severe."' (Qur'an, 14:7)

Why should Allah punish you if you are thankful and believe? Allah is All-Thankful, All-Knowing. (Qur'an, 4:147)

Allah brought you out of your mothers' wombs knowing nothing at all, and gave you hearing, sight and hearts so that perhaps you would show thanks. (Qur'an, 16:78)

NEVER TO GO ASTRAY WHEN FACED WITH
DIFFICULTIES IN THE WAY OF ALLAH

As for man, when his Lord tests himby honouring him and favouring him, he says, 'My Lord has honoured me!' But then when He tests him by restricting his provision, he says, 'My Lord has humiliated me!' (Qur'an, 89:15-16)

TO BE SUBMISSIVE TO ALLAH
AND NOT TO BE ARROGANT

The people who truly do believe in Our Signs are those who fall to the ground prostrating when they are reminded of them, and glorify their Lord with praise, and are not arrogant. (Qur'an, 32:15)

When Our Signs are recited to such a person, he turns away arrogantly as if he had not heard, as if there was a great weight in his ears. So give him news of a painful punishment. (Qur'an, 31:7)

Do not avert your face from people out of haughtiness and do not strut about arrogantly on the earth. Allah does not love anyone who is vain or boastful. (Qur'an, 31:18)

When he is told to have fear of Allah, he is seized by pride which drives him to wrongdoing. Hell will be enough for him! What an evil resting-place! (Qur'an, 2:206)

NEVER TO REVOLT AGAINST ALLAH
AND THE PROPHET

Those who oppose Allah and His Messenger, such people will be among the most abased. (Qur'an, 58:20)

TO KNOW THAT EVERYTHING IS CONTROLLED BY ALLAH AND
BE PLEASED WITH IT

Say: 'Nothing can happen to us except what Allah has ordained for us. He is Our Master. It is in Allah that the believers should put their trust.' (Qur'an, 9:51)

Say: 'I possess no power to harm or help myself except as Allah wills. Every nation has an appointed time. When their appointed time comes, they cannot delay it a single hour or bring it forward.' (Qur'an, 10:49)

TO LOVE ALLAH GREATLY 

Some people set up equals to Allah, loving them as they should love Allah. But those who believe have greater love for Allah. If only you could see those who do wrong at the time when they see the punishment, and that truly all strength belongs to Allah, and that Allah is severe in punishment. (Qur'an, 2:165)

You who believe! If any of you renounce your religion, Allah will bring forward a people whom He loves and who love Him, humble to the believers, fierce to the unbelievers, who strive in the Way of Allah and do not fear the blame of any censurer. That is the unbounded favour of Allah which He gives to whoever He wills.           Allah is Boundless, All-Knowing. (Qur'an, 5:54)

TO MEASURE ALLAH BY HIS TRUE MEASURE

They do not measure Allah with His true measure. Allah is All-Strong, Almighty. (Qur'an, 22:74)

TO SEEK WAYS TO DRAW  NEAR TO ALLAH

You who believe! Have fear of Allah and seek the means of drawing near to Him, and strive in His Way, so that hopefully you will be successful. (Qur'an, 5:35)

NEVER TO FAIL IN THE   REMEMBRANCE OF ALLAH

The men and women of the hypocrites are as bad as one another. They command what is wrong and forbid what is right and keep their fists tightly closed. They have forgotten Allah, so He has forgotten them. The hypocrites are deviators. (Qur'an, 9:67)

Remember Me—I will remember you. Give thanks to Me and do not be ungrateful. (Qur'an, 2:152)

TO REMEMBER ALLAH VERY OFTEN

You who believe! Remember Allah much. (Qur'an, 33:41)

Recite what has been revealed to you of the Book and perform prayer. Prayer precludes indecency and wrongdoing. And remembrance of Allah is greater still. Allah knows what you do. (Qur'an, 29:45)

Those who believe and whose hearts find peace in the remembrance of Allah. Only in the remembrance of Allah can the heart find peace.' (Qur'an, 13:28)

Those who remember Allah, standing, sitting and lying on their sides, and reflect on the creation of the heavens and the earth: 'Our Lord, You have not created this for nothing. Glory be to You! So safeguard us from the punishment of the Fire. (Qur'an, 3:191)

Remember your Lord in yourself humbly and fearfully, without loudness of voice, morning and evening. Do not be one of the unaware. (Qur'an, 7:205)

NEVER TO SLACKEN IN REMEMBERING ALLAH

Go, you and your brother, with My Signs and do not slacken in remembering Me. (Qur'an, 20:42)

NEVER TO FOLLOW THOSE WHO SLACKEN IN REMEMBERING ALLAH

So be steadfast. Allah's promise is true. Do not let those who have no certainty make you impatient and shake your firmness. (Qur'an, 30:60)

NEVER TO ACCEPT ANY OBSTACLE
REGARDING THE  REMEMBRANCE OF ALLAH

(There are men who are) not distracted by trade or commerce from the remembrance of Allah and the performance of prayer and the giving of alms; fearing a day when all hearts and eyes will be in turmoil. (Qur'an, 24:37)

TO FEAR THE DAY OF RESURRECTION

Say: 'I fear, were I to disobey my Lord, the punishment of a dreadful Day.' (Qur'an, 6:15)

Warn by it (the Qur'an) those who fear they will be gathered to their Lord, having no protector or intercessor apart from Him, so that hopefully they guard against evil. (Qur'an, 6:51)

TO BELIEVE IN THE EXISTENCE
OF THE HEREAFTER WITH CERTAINTY

Those, who believe in what has been sent down to you and what was sent down before you, and are certain about the hereafter. (Qur'an, 2:4)

Those who are aware that they will meet their Lord and that they will return to Him. (Qur'an, 2:46)

NEVER TO DOUBT  RESURRECTION

Mankind! if you are in any doubt about the Rising, know that We created you from dust then from a drop of sperm then from an alaq (embryo) then from a lump of flesh, formed yet unformed, so We may make things clear to you. We make whatever We want stay in the womb until a specified time and then We bring you out as children so that you can reach your full maturity. Some of you die and some of you revert to the lowest form of life so that, after having knowledge, they then know nothing at all. And you see the earth dead and barren; then when We send down water onto it it quivers and swells and sprouts with luxuriant plants of every kind. (Qur'an, 22:5)

TO REMEMBER THE HEREAFTER AND LONG FOR IT

You have an excellent model in the Messenger of Allah, for all who put their hope in Allah and the Last Day and remember Allah much. (Qur'an, 33:21)

We purified their sincerity through sincere remembrance of the Abode (of the hereafter). (Qur'an, 38:46)

TO SEEK NO WAY OTHER THAN ISLAM

The religion with Allah is Islam. Those given the Book only differed after knowledge had come to them, envying one another. As for those who reject Allah's Signs, Allah is swift at reckoning. (Qur'an, 3:19)

If anyone desires anything other than Islam as a religion, it will not be accepted from him, and in the hereafter he will be among the losers. (Qur'an, 3:85)

You who believe! Have fear of Allah the way He should be feared and do not die except as Muslims. (Qur'an, 3:102)

You who believe! Enter Islam totally. Do not follow in the footsteps of satan. He is an outright enemy to you. (Qur'an, 2:208)

NOT TO FOLLOW THE MAJORITY

But most people, for all your eagerness, are not believers. (Qur'an, 12:103)

Alif Lam Mim Ra. Those are the Signs of the Book. And what has been sent down to you from your Lord is the Truth. But most people have no faith. (Qur'an, 13:1)

They swear by Allah with their most earnest oaths that Allah will not raise up those who die, when, on the contrary, it is a binding promise on Him; but most people do not know it. (Qur'an, 16:38)

Most of them do not believe in Allah without associating others with Him. (Qur'an, 12:106)

The Egyptian who had bought him told his wife, 'Look after him with honour and respect. It's possible he will be of use to us or perhaps we might adopt him as a son.' And thus We established Yusuf in the land to teach him the true meaning of events. Allah is in control of His affair. However, most of mankind do not know. (Qur'an, 12:21)

So set your face firmly towards the Religion, as a pure natural believer, Allah's natural pattern on which He made mankind. There is no changing Allah's creation. That is the true Religion—but most people do not know it. (Qur'an, 30:30)

The creation of the heavens and earth is far greater than the creation of mankind. But most of mankind do not know it. (Qur'an, 40:57)

The Hour is coming—there is no doubt about it. But most of mankind have no faith. (Qur'an, 40:59)

TO BELIEVE IN THE QUR'AN

Alif Lam Ra. A Book whose verses are perfectly constructed, and then demarcated, coming directly from One Who is All-Wise, All-Aware. 'Do not worship anyone but Allah! I am a warner and bringer of good news to you from Him. (Qur'an, 11:1-2)

Those, who believe in what has been sent down to you and what was sent down before you, and are certain about the hereafter. (Qur'an, 2:4)

TO BELIEVE IN ALL  OF THE QUR'AN

Then you are the people who are killing one another and expelling a group among you from their homes, ganging up against them in wrongdoing and enmity. Yet if they are brought to you as captives, you ransom them, when it was forbidden for you to expel them in the first place! Do you, then, believe in one part of the Book and reject the other? What repayment will there be for any of you who do that except disgrace in this world? And on the Day of Rising, they will be returned to the harshest of punishments. Allah is not unaware of what you do. (Qur'an, 2:85)

It is He Who sent down the Book to you from Him: verses containing clear judgements—they are the core of the Book—and others which are open to interpretation. Those with deviation in their hearts follow what is open to interpretation in it, desiring conflict, seeking its inner meaning. No one knows its inner meaning but Allah. Those firmly rooted in knowledge say, 'We believe in it. All of it is from our Lord.' But only people of intelligence pay heed. (Qur'an, 3:7)

NEVER TO DOUBT  THE QUR'AN

If you are in any doubt about what We have sent down to you, then ask those who were reciting the Book before you. The truth has come to you from your Lord, so on no account be one of the doubters. (Qur'an, 10:94)

The truth is from your Lord, so on no account be among the doubters. (Qur'an, 2:147)

The revelation of the Book, without any doubt of it, is from the Lord of the worlds. (Qur'an, 32:2)

TO JUDGE BY THE QUR'AN

'Am I to desire someone other than Allah as a judge when it is He Who has sent down the Book to you clarifying everything?' Those We have given the Book know it has been sent down from your Lord with truth, so on no account be among the doubters. (Qur'an, 6:114)

What is the matter with you? How do you reach your judgement? (Qur'an, 37:154)

Bring your Book, then, if you are telling the truth! (Qur'an, 37:157)

Judge between them by what Allah has sent down and do not follow their whims and desires. And beware of them lest they lure you away from some of what Allah has sent down to you. If they turn their backs, then know that Allah wants to afflict them with some of their wrong actions. Many of mankind are deviators. (Qur'an, 5:49)

So hold fast to what has been revealed to you. You are on a straight path. (Qur'an, 43:43)

TO BELIEVE AS SOON AS
ONE SEES THE TRUTH

Our Lord, we heard a caller calling us to faith: "Believe in your Lord!" and we believed. Our Lord, forgive us our wrong actions, erase our bad actions from us and take us back to You with those who are truly good. (Qur'an, 3:193)

NEVER TO TURN TO DISBELIEF
AFTER BELIEVING

The believers are only those who have believed in Allah and His Messenger and then have had no doubt and have strived with their wealth and themselves in the Way of Allah. They are the ones who are true to their word. (Qur'an, 49:15)

Do not try to excuse yourselves. You have become unbelievers after believing. If one group of you is pardoned, another group will be punished for being evildoers.' (Qur'an, 9:66)

TO SEEK REFUGE IN ALLAH
FROM THE CURSED SATAN
WHEN THE QUR'AN IS RECITED

Whenever you recite the Qur'an, seek refuge with Allah from the accursed satan. (Qur'an, 16:98)

TO LISTEN AND BE QUIET
WHEN THE QUR'AN IS RECITED

When the Qur'an is recited listen to it and be quiet so that hopefully you will gain mercy. (Qur'an, 7:204)

TO PONDER THE QUR'AN

Will they not ponder the Qur'an? If it had been from other than  Allah, they would have found many inconsistencies in it. (Qur'an, 4:82)

Those who remember Allah, standing, sitting and lying on their sides, and reflect on the creation of the heavens and the earth: 'Our Lord, You have not created this for nothing. Glory be to You! So safeguard us from the punishment of the Fire. (Qur'an, 3:191)

We have made the Qur'an easy to remember. But is there any rememberer there? (Qur'an, 54:17)

TO KEEP THE QUR'AN IN MIND

And remember the Signs of Allah and the wise words which are recited in your rooms. Allah is All-Pervading, All-Aware. (Qur'an, 33:34)

TO READ THE QUR'AN IN  ORDER

Or a little more, and recite the Qur'an in measure. (Qur'an, 73:4)

TO GIVE ADVICE WITH THE QUR'AN

You can only warn those who act on the Reminder (the Qur'an) and fear the All-Merciful in the Unseen. Give them the good news of forgiveness and a generous reward. (Qur'an, 36:11)

It is a Book sent down to you—so let there be no constriction in your breast because of it—so that you can give warning by it and as a reminder to the believers. (Qur'an, 7:2)

Warn by it (the Qur'an) those who fear they will be gathered to their Lord, having no protector or intercessor apart from Him, so that hopefully they guard against evil. (Qur'an, 6:51)

TO ABANDON THE PLACE
WHERE THE QUR'AN IS BEING REJECTED

It has been sent down to you in the Book that when you hear Allah's Signs being rejected and mocked at by people, you must not sit with them till they start talking of other things. If you do you are just the same as them. Allah will gather all the hypocrites and unbelievers into Hell (Qur'an, 4:140)

TO BELIEVE IN THE UNSEEN

That is the Book, without any doubt. It contains guidance for those who guard against evil: Those who believe in the Unseen and perform prayer and spend from what We have provided for them; (Qur'an, 2:2-3)

TO BELIEVE IN THE PROPHETS

The Messenger believes in what has been sent down to him from his Lord, and so do the believers. Each one believes in Allah and His angels and His Books and His Messengers. We do not differentiate between any of His Messengers. They say, 'We hear and we obey. Forgive us, our Lord! You are our journey's end.' (Qur'an, 2:285)

You who believe! Believe in Allah and His Messenger and in the Book He sent down to His Messenger, and the Books He sent down before. Anyone who rejects Allah and His angels and His Books and His Messengers and the Last Day has gone very far astray. (Qur'an, 4:136)

NOT TO BETRAY THE PROPHETS

You who believe! Do not betray Allah and His Messenger, and do not knowingly betray your trusts. (Qur'an, 8:27)

NOT TO DIFFERENTIATE BETWEEN THE PROPHETS

Those who reject Allah and His Messengers and desire to cause division between Allah and His Messengers, saying, 'We believe in some and reject the others,' wanting to take a pathway in between such people are the true unbelievers. We have prepared a humiliating punishment for the unbelievers. Those who believe in Allah and His Messengers and do not differentiate between any of them, We will pay them their wages. Allah is Ever-Forgiving, Most Merciful. (Qur'an, 4:150-152)

TO OBEY THE PROPHETS

You who believe! Obey Allah and obey the Messenger and those in command among you. If you have a dispute about something, refer it back to Allah and the Messenger, if you believe in Allah and the Last Day. That is the best thing to do and gives the best result. (Qur'an, 4:59)

We sent no Messenger except to be obeyed by Allah's permission. If only when they wronged themselves they had come to you and asked Allah's forgiveness and the Messenger had asked forgiveness for them they would have found Allah Ever-Returning, Most Merciful. (Qur'an, 4:64)

NOT TO REBEL AGAINST THE PROPHET AND RAISE OBJECTIONS

Those who do not believe and obstruct the Way of Allah and are entrenched in hostility towards the Messenger after the guidance has become clear to them, do not harm Allah in any way and He makes their actions come to nothing. (Qur'an, 47:32)

TO RECALL THE PROPHETS AND REMEMBER THEM

And remember Our servants Ibrahim, Ishaq and Ya'qub, men of true strength and inner sight. (Qur'an, 38:45)

Remember Our servants Isma'il, Al-Yasa' and Dhu'l-Kifl; each of them was among the best of men. (Qur'an, 38:48)

Be steadfast in the face of what they say and remember Our servant Dawud, who possessed true strength. He truly turned to his Lord. (Qur'an, 38:17)

TO BE VERY RESPECTFUL TO THE PROPHETS

You who believe! Do not put yourselves forward in front of Allah and of His Messenger; and have fear of Allah. Allah is All-Hearing, All-Knowing. You who believe! Do not raise your voices above the voice of the Prophet and do not be as loud when speaking to him as you are when speaking to one another, lest your actions should come to nothing without your realising it. Those who lower their voices when they are with the Messenger of Allah are people whose hearts Allah has tested for heedfulness.They will have forgiveness and an immense reward. As for those who call out to you from outside your private quarters, most of them do not use their intellect. If they had only been patient until you came out to them, it would have been better for them. But Allah is Ever-Forgiving, Most Merciful. (Qur'an, 49:1-5)

TO HELP AND HONOUR THE PROPHET

Those who follow the Messenger, the Unlettered Prophet, whom they find written down with them in the Torah and the Gospel, commanding them to do right and forbidding them to do wrong, making good things lawful for them and bad things forbidden for them, relieving them of their heavy loads and the chains which were around them. Those who believe in him and honour him and help him, and follow the Light that has been sent down with him, they are the ones who are successful.' (Qur'an, 7:157)

So that you might all believe in Allah and His Messenger and honour Him and respect Him and glorify Him (Allah) in the morning and the evening. (Qur'an, 48:9)

TO BELIEVE IN THE ANGELS

You who believe! Believe in Allah and His Messenger and in the Book He sent down to His Messenger, and the Books He sent down before. Anyone who rejects Allah and His angels and His Books and His Messengers and the Last Day has gone very far astray. (Qur'an, 4:136)

TO BELIEVE IN ALL THE HOLY BOOKS

Those, who believe in what has been sent down to you and what was sent down before you, and are certain about the hereafter. (Qur'an, 2:4)

TO AVOID SIN

If you avoid the serious wrong actions you have been forbidden, We will erase your bad actions from you and admit you by a Gate of Honour. (Qur'an, 4:31)

Why do their scholars and rabbis not prohibit them from evil speech and acquiring ill-gotten gains? What an evil thing they invent! (Qur'an, 5:63)

Abandon wrong action, outward and inward. Those who commit wrong action will be repaid for what they perpetrated. (Qur'an, 6:120)

Say: 'My Lord has forbidden indecency, both open and hidden, and wrong action, and unrightful tyranny, and associating anything with Allah for which He has sent down no authority, and saying things about Allah you do not know.' (Qur'an, 7:33)

NOT TO BE DECEIVED BY THE LIFE OF THIS WORLD

The life of this world is merely a game and a diversion. If you believe and guard against evil, He will pay you your wages and not ask you for all your wealth. (Qur'an, 47:36)

It is not your wealth or your children that will bring you near to Us—only in the case of people who believe and act rightly; such people will have a double recompense for what they did. They will be safe from all harm in the High Halls of Paradise. (Qur'an, 34:37)

Wealth and sons are the embellishment of the life of this world. But, in your Lord's sight, right actions which are lasting bring a better reward and are a better basis for hope. (Qur'an, 18:46)

NOT TO KILL CHILDREN OUT OF FEAR OF BEING POOR

Do not kill your children out of fear of being poor. We will provide for them and you. Killing them is a terrible mistake. (Qur'an, 17:31)

NOT TO SEE ONESELF AS SUFFICIENT

But as for him who is stingy and self-satisfied, and denies the Good, We will pave his way to Difficulty. (Qur'an, 92:8-10)

NOT TO DEFEND AND PROTECT THE LOWER SELF

To whoever avoids the major wrong actions and indecencies— except for minor lapses—truly your Lord is vast in forgiveness. He has most knowledge of you when He first produced you from the earth, and when you were embryos in your mothers' wombs. So do not claim purity for yourselves. He knows best those who guard against evil. (Qur'an, 53:32)

NOT TO TAKE ONE'S LOWER SELF AS GOD

Have you seen him who takes his whims and desires to be his god—whom Allah has misguided knowingly, sealing up his hearing and his heart and placing a blindfold over his eyes? Who then will guide him after Allah? So will you not pay heed? (Qur'an, 45:23)

TO PURIFY THE LOWER SELF

So have fear of Allah, as much as you are able to, and listen and obey and spend for your own benefit. It is the people who are safe-guarded from the avarice of their own selves who are successful. (Qur'an, 64:16)

And the self and what proportioned it and inspired it with depravity or heedfulness, he who purifies it has succeeded, he who covers it up has failed. (Qur'an, 91:7-10)

And among the people there are some who sell their own souls, desiring the good pleasure of Allah. Allah is Ever-Gentle with His servants. (Qur'an, 2:207)

NOT TO WRONG ONE'S OWN SELF

Allah does not wrong people in any way; rather it is people who wrong themselves. (Qur'an, 10:44)

What are they waiting for but the angels to come to them or your Lord's command to come? That is like what those before them did. Allah did not wrong them; rather they wronged themselves. (Qur'an, 16:33)

The Book will be set in place and you will see the evildoers fearful of what is in it. They will say, 'Alas for us! What is this Book which does not pass over any action, small or great, without recording it?' They will find there everything they did and your Lord will not wrong anyone at all (Qur'an, 18:49)

TO BE TOGETHER WITH THE BELIEVERS

Restrain yourself patiently with those who call on their Lord morning and evening, desiring His face. Do not turn your eyes from them, desiring the attractions of this world. And do not obey someone whose heart We have made neglectful of Our remembrance and who follows his own whims and desires and whose life has transgressed all bounds. (Qur'an, 18:28)

You who believe! Have fear of Allah and be with the truly sincere. (Qur'an, 9:119)

NOT TO SEE ONE'S SELF
AS ASCENDANT OVER THE OTHERS

Do not strut arrogantly about the earth. You will certainly never split the earth apart nor will you ever rival the mountains in height. (Qur'an, 17:37)

NOT TO BE ENVIOUS OF OTHERS

If a woman fears cruelty or aversion on her husband's part, there is nothing wrong in the couple becoming reconciled. Reconciliation is better. But people are prone to selfish greed. If you do good and guard against evil, Allah is aware of what you do. (Qur'an, 4:128)

NOT TO RIDICULE ANYONE

You who believe! People should not ridicule others who may be better than themselves; nor should any women ridicule other women who may be better than themselves.And do not find fault with one another or insult each other with derogatory nicknames. How evil it is to have a name for evil conduct after coming to faith! Those people who do not turn from it are wrongdoers. (Qur'an, 49:11)

NOT TO BACKBITE AND SLANDER

Woe to every faultfinding backbiter. (Qur'an, 104:1)

TO BE HUMBLE AND GENTLE
WITH THE BELIEVERS

The servants of the All-Merciful are those who walk lightly on the earth and, who, when the ignorant speak to them, say, 'Peace'. (Qur'an, 25:63)

NOT TO GOSSIP

You who believe! Avoid most suspicion. Indeed some suspicion is a crime. And do not spy and do not backbite one another. Would any of you like to eat his brother's dead flesh? No, you would hate it. And have fear of Allah. Allah is Ever-Returning, Most Merciful. (Qur'an, 49:12)

NOT TO CALL THE BELIEVERS
BY  NICKNAMES THEY DO NOT LIKE

You who believe! People should not ridicule others who may be better than themselves; nor should any women ridicule other women who may be better than themselves. And do not find fault with one another or insult each other with derogatory nicknames. How evil it is to have a name for evil conduct after coming to faith! Those people who do not turn from it are wrongdoers. (Qur'an, 49:11)

TO SAY THAT WHICH IS BEST
TO THE BELIEVERS

Those who listen well to what is said and follow the best of it, they are the ones whom Allah has guided, they are the people of intelligence. (Qur'an, 39:18)

TO TAKE THE BELIEVERS AS FRIENDS
AND INTIMATES

You who believe! Do not take the unbelievers as friends rather than the believers. Do you want to give Allah clear proof against you? (Qur'an, 4:144)

Or did you suppose that you would be left without Allah knowing those of you who have strived and who have not taken anyone as their intimate friends besides Allah and His Messenger and the believers? Allah is aware of what you do. (Qur'an, 9:16)

TO PREFER THE BELIEVERS
TO ONE'S OWN SELF

Those who were already settled in the abode (Madina), and in faith, before they came, love those who have migrated to them and do not find in their hearts any need for what they have been given and prefer them to themselves even if they themselves are needy.It is the people who are safe-guarded from the avarice of their own selves who are successful. (Qur'an, 59:9)

TO BRING THE GOOD NEWS
OF THE GARDEN TO THE BELIEVERS

Those who believe and migrate and strive in the Way of Allah with their wealth and themselves have a higher rank with Allah. They are the ones who are victorious. Their Lord gives them the good news of His mercy and good pleasure and Gardens where they will enjoy everlasting delight. (Qur'an, 9:20-21)

Allah has bought from the believers their selves and their wealth in return for the Garden. They fight in the Way of Allah and they kill and are killed. It is a promise binding on Him in the Torah, the Gospel and the Qur'an and who is truer to his contract than Allah? Rejoice then in the bargain you have made. That is the great victory. (Qur'an, 9:111)

TO PERFORM PRAYER

And to perform prayer and have fear of Him. It is He to Whom you will be gathered.' (Qur'an, 6:72)

TO PRAY IN EARNEST HUMILITY

Those who are humble in their prayer. (Qur'an, 23:2)

TO PERFORM PRAYERS 5 TIMES A DAY

Safeguard the prayer—especially the middle one. Stand in obedience to Allah. (Qur'an, 2:238)

Perform prayer from the time the sun declines until the darkening of the night, and also the recitation at dawn. The dawn recitation is certainly witnessed. (Qur'an, 17:78)

Perform prayer at each end of the day and in the first part of the night. Good actions eradicate bad actions. This is a reminder for people who pay heed. (Qur'an, 11:114)

TO PERFORM PRAYERS
AT THE OBLIGATORY TIMES OF THE DAY

When you have finished prayer remember Allah standing, sitting and lying on your sides. When you are safe again perform prayer in the normal way. The prayer is prescribed for the believers at specific times. (Qur'an, 4:103)

TO KEEP UP ONE'S PRAYERS

Keep up prayer and give alms and bow with those who bow. (Qur'an, 2:43)

TO TURN ONE'S FACE TO MECCA
WHEN PERFORMING PRAYER

Wherever you come from, turn your face to the Masjid al-Haram. This is certainly the truth from your Lord. Allah is not unaware of what you do. (Qur'an, 2:149)

We have seen you looking up into heaven, turning this way and that, so We will turn you towards a direction which will please you. Turn your face, therefore, towards the Masjid al-Haram. Wherever you all are, turn your faces towards it. Those given the Book know it is the truth from their Lord. Allah is not unaware of what they do. (Qur'an, 2:144)

NOT TO PRAY TO SHOW OFF

So woe to those who perform prayer, and are forgetful of their prayer, those who show off. (Qur'an, 107:4-6)

TO RECITE THE QUR'AN IN THE PRAYERS

Say: 'Call on Allah or call on the All-Merciful, whichever you call upon, the Most Beautiful Names are His.' Do not be too loud in your prayer or too quiet in it, but try to find a way between the two. (Qur'an, 17:110)

TO BOW AND PROSTRATE ONESELF

You who believe! Bow and prostrate and worship your Lord, and do good, so that hopefully you will be successful. (Qur'an, 22:77)

Keep up prayer and give alms and bow with those who bow. (Qur'an, 2:43)

Say: 'Believe in it or do not believe in it.' Certainly, when it is recited to them, those who were given knowledge before it fall on their faces in prostration. (Qur'an, 17:107)

So glorify your Lord with praise and be one of the prostrators. (Qur'an, 15:98)

TO BE CONTINUOUS IN PRAYERS

Instruct your family to perform prayer, and be constant in it. We do not ask you for provision. We provide for you. And the outcome rests on doing your duty. (Qur'an, 20:132)

Safeguard the prayer—especially the middle one. Stand in obedience to Allah. (Qur'an, 2:238)

TO INSTRUCT ONE'S FAMILY TO PRAY

Instruct your family to perform prayer, and be constant in it. We do not ask you for provision. We provide for you. And the outcome rests on doing your duty. (Qur'an, 20:132)

NOT TO APPROACH THE PRAYER WHEN
DRUNK OR IN A STATE OF MAJOR IMPURITY

You who believe! Do not approach the prayer when you are drunk, so that you will know what you are saying, nor in a state of major impurity—unless you are traveling—until you have washed yourselves completely. If you are ill or on a journey, or any of you have come from the lavatory or touched women, and you cannot find any water, then take for yourselves clean earth, wiping your faces and your hands therewith. Allah is Ever-Pardoning, Ever-Forgiving. (Qur'an, 4:43)

TO SHORTEN THE PRAYERS DURING WAR
AND REMEMBER ALLAH AFTERWARDS

When you are travelling in the land, there is nothing wrong in your shortening your prayer if you fear that those who do not believe may harass you. The unbelievers are your clear-cut enemies. When you are with them and leading them in prayer, a group of them should stand with you, keeping hold of their weapons. When they prostrate, the others should guard your backs. Then the other group who have not yet prayed should come and pray with you. They too should be careful and keep hold of their weapons. Those who do not believe would like you to be negligent of your arms and equipment so that they can swoop down on you once and for all. There is nothing wrong, if you are bothered by rain or you are ill, in laying your weapons down; but take every precaution. Allah has prepared a humiliating punishment for the unbelievers. When you have finished prayer remember Allah standing, sitting and lying on your sides. When you are safe again perform prayer in the normal way. The prayer is prescribed for the believers at specific times. (Qur'an, 4:101-103)

TO PERFORM PRAYERS ON  FRIDAY (JUMU'A)

You who believe! When you are called to prayer on the Day of Friday, hasten to the remembrance of Allah and abandon trade.That is better for you if you only knew. (Qur'an, 62:9)

TO PRAY OVER SOMEONE WHO DIES

Never pray over any of them who die or stand at their graves. They rejected Allah and His Messenger and died as deviators. (Qur'an, 9:84)

TO WASH ONESELF (ABLUTION) OR PERFORM TAYAMMUM BEFORE PRAYER

You who believe! Do not approach the prayer when you are drunk, so that you will know what you are saying, nor in a state of major impurity—unless you are traveling—until you have washed yourselves completely. If you are ill or on a journey, or any of you have come from the lavatory or touched women, and you cannot find any water, then take for yourselves clean earth, wiping your faces and your hands therewith. Allah is Ever-Pardoning, Ever-Forgiving. (Qur'an, 4:43)

You who believe! When you get up to perform prayer, wash your faces and your hands and your arms to the elbows, and wipe over your heads, and wash your feet to the ankles. If you are in a state of major impurity, then purify yourselves. But if you are ill or on a journey, or have come from the lavatory, or have touched women, and cannot find any water, then take for yourselves clean earth, and wipe your faces and your hands therewith. Allah does not want to make things difficult for you, but He does want to purify you and to perfect His blessing upon you so that hopefully you will be thankful. (Qur'an, 5:6)

TO ASK FOR FORGIVENESS
IN THE MORNING PRAYER

And they would seek forgiveness before the dawn. (Qur'an, 51:18)

The steadfast, the truthful, the obedient, the givers, and those who seek forgiveness before dawn. (Qur'an, 3:17)

TO COMMUNICATE THE MESSAGE OF THE RELIGION

(My mission is) only transmitting from Allah and His Messages. As for him who disobeys Allah and His Messenger, he will have the Fire of Hell, remaining in it timelessly, for ever and ever.' (Qur'an, 72:23)

Do not let them debar you from Allah's Signs after they have been sent down to you. Call people to your Lord and on no account be one of the idolaters. (Qur'an, 28:87)

NOT TO FORCE ANYONE TO ENTER THE RELIGION

There is no compulsion where the religion is concerned. Right guidance has become clearly distinct from error. Anyone who rejects false gods and believes in Allah has grasped the Firmest Handhold, which will never give way. Allah is All-Hearing, All-Knowing. (Qur'an, 2:256)

NOT TO TRY TO MAKE THE RELIGION HARDER

Strive for Allah with the striving due to Him. He has selected you and not placed any constraint upon you in the religion—the religion of your forefather Ibrahim. He named you Muslims before and also in this, so that the Messenger could be witness against you and you could be witnesses against all mankind. So perform prayer and give alms and hold fast to Allah. He is your Protector—the Best Protector, the Best Helper. (Qur'an, 22:78)

TO READ THE QUR'AN    IN THE MORNING PRAYER

Perform prayer from the time the sun declines until the darkening of the night, and also the recitation at dawn. The dawn recitation is certainly witnessed. (Qur'an, 17:78)

NOT TO GO TO ANY EXCESS IN THE RELIGION

All they said was, 'Our Lord, forgive us our wrong actions and any excesses we went to in what we did and make our feet firm and help us against these unbelievers.' (Qur'an, 3:147)

Go straight as you have been commanded, and also those who turn with you to Allah, and do not exceed the bounds. He sees what you do. (Qur'an, 11:112)

NOT TO EXPLOIT THE RELIGION

Who could do greater wrong than someone who invents lies against Allah or denies His Signs, or who says, 'It has been revealed to me,' when nothing has been revealed to him, or someone who says, 'I will send down the same as Allah has sent down'? If you could only see the wrongdoers in the throes of death when the angels are stretching out their hands, saying, 'Disgorge your own selves! Today you will be repaid with the punishment of humiliation for saying something other than the truth about Allah, and being arrogant about His Signs.' (Qur'an, 6:93)

Woe to those who write the Book with their own hands and then say 'This is from Allah' to sell it for a paltry price. Woe to them for what their hands have written! Woe to them for what they earn! (Qur'an, 2:79)

NOT TO RETREAT FROM DEFENDING
THE RIGHT

It is a Book sent down to you—so let there be no constriction in your breast because of it—so that you can give warning by it and as a reminder to the believers. (Qur'an, 7:2)

TO COUNSEL WITH GOOD WORDS

Do you not see how Allah makes a metaphor of a good word: a good tree whose roots are firm and whose branches are in heaven? It bears fruit regularly by its Lord's permission. Allah makes metaphors for people so that hopefully they will pay heed. (Qur'an, 14:24-25)

Say to My servants that they should only say the best. Satan wants to stir up trouble between them. Satan is an outright enemy to man. (Qur'an, 17:53)

TO ENJOIN THE RIGHT
AND FORBID THE WRONG

Let there be a community among you who call to the good, and enjoin the right, and forbid the wrong. They are the ones who have success. (Qur'an, 3:104)

You are the best nation ever to be produced before mankind. You enjoin the right, forbid the wrong and believe in Allah. If the People of the Book were to believe, it would be better for them. Some of them are believers but most of them are deviators. (Qur'an, 3:110)

They believe in Allah and the Last Day, and enjoin the right and forbid the wrong, and compete in doing good. They are among the righteous. (Qur'an, 3:114)

TO BE HARSH WITH THE HYPOCRITES

If the hypocrites and those with sickness in their hearts and the rumour-mongers in Madina do not desist, We will set you onto them. Then they will only be your neighbours there a very short time. (Qur'an, 33:60)

Fight them! Allah will punish them at your hands, and disgrace them and help you against them, and heal the hearts of those who believe. (Qur'an, 9:14)

O Prophet, strive against the unbelievers and hypocrites and be harsh with them. Their shelter will be Hell. What an evil destination! (Qur'an, 9:73)

TO TURN AWAY FROM THE HYPOCRITES

Do not obey the unbelievers and hypocrites and disregard their abuse of you. Put your trust in Allah. Allah suffices as a Protector. (Qur'an, 33:48)

NOT TO PRAY OVER A HYPOCRITE WHO DIES

Never pray over any of them who die or stand at their graves. They rejected Allah and His Messenger and died as deviators. (Qur'an, 9:84)

TO SPEND AND GIVE AWAY
IN THE WAY OF ALLAH

And how is it with you that you do not give in the Way of Allah, when the inheritance of the heavens and the earth belongs to Allah? Those of you who gave and fought before the Victory are not the same as those who gave and fought afterwards. They are higher in rank. But to each of them Allah has promised the Best.Allah is aware of what you do. Who will make a good loan to Allah so that He may multiply it for him? He will have a generous reward. (Qur'an, 57:10-11)

TO GIVE OF WHAT ONE LOVES

You will not attain true goodness until you give of what you love. Whatever you give away, Allah knows it. (Qur'an, 3:92)

THE AMOUNT TO GIVE IN THE WAY
OF ALLAH

They will ask you about alcoholic drinks and gambling. Say, 'There is great wrong in both of them and also certain benefits for mankind. But the wrong in them is greater than the benefit.' They will ask you what they should give away. Say, 'Whatever is surplus to your needs.' In this way Allah makes the Signs clear to you, so that hopefully you will reflect. (Qur'an, 2:219)

NOT TO GIVE OF WHAT ONE DISLIKES
FOR ONESELF

You who believe! Give away some of the good things you have earned and some of what the earth produces for you. Do not have recourse to bad things when you give, things you would only take with your eyes tight shut! Know that Allah is Rich Beyond Need, Praiseworthy. (Qur'an, 2:267)

TO SPEND SINCERELY AND WILLINGLY

The metaphor of those who spend their wealth, desiring the pleasure of Allah and firmness for themselves, is that of a garden on a hillside. When heavy rain falls on it, it doubles its produce; and if heavy rain does not fall, there is dew. Allah sees what you do. (Qur'an, 2:265)

NOT TO MOCK WHAT IS  GIVEN AS CHARITY

Those who spend their wealth in the Way of Allah, and then do not follow what they have spent by demands for gratitude or insulting words will have their reward with their Lord. They will feel no fear and will know no sorrow. Correct and courteous words accompanied by forgiveness are better than charity followed by insulting words. Allah is Rich Beyond Need, All-Forbearing. You who believe! Do not nullify your charity by demands for gratitude or insulting words, like him who spends his wealth, showing off to people and not believing in Allah and the Last Day. His likeness is that of a smooth rock coated with soil, which, when heavy rain falls on it, is left stripped bare. They have no power over anything they have earned. Allah does not guide unbelievers. (Qur'an, 2:262-264)

TO GIVE ALMS

Perform prayer and give alms and bow with those who bow. (Qur'an, 2:43)

Perform prayer and give alms. Any good you send ahead for yourselves, you will find with Allah. Certainly Allah sees what you do. (Qur'an, 2:110)

TO GIVE OPENLY OR SECRETLY

If you make your charity public, that is good. But if you conceal it and give it to the poor, that is better for you, and We will erase some of your bad actions from you. Allah is aware of what you do. (Qur'an, 2:271)

Those who give away their wealth by night and day, secretly and openly, will have their reward with their Lord. They will feel no fear and will know no sorrow. (Qur'an, 2:274)

TO PREFER GIVING CHARITY SECRETLY

If you make your charity public, that is good. But if you conceal it and give it to the poor, that is better for you, and We will erase some of your bad actions from you. Allah is aware of what you do. (Qur'an, 2:271)

NOT TO SCOLD THOSE    WHO DEMAND CHARITY

And as for beggars, do not berate them. (Qur'an, 93:10)

TO GLORIFY AND PRAISE ALLAH

Glorify the Name of your Lord, the Most High. (Qur'an, 87:1)

THE TIMES OF GLORIFICATION

So be steadfast in the face of what they say and glorify your Lord with praise before the rising of the sun and before its setting. And glorify Him during part of the night and at both ends of the day, so that hopefully you will be pleased. (Qur'an, 20:130)

So glory be to Allah when you start the night and when you greet the day. Praise be to Him in the heavens and the earth, in the afternoon and when you reach midday. (Qur'an, 30:17-18)

So remain steadfast. Allah's promise is true. Ask forgiveness for your wrong action and glorify your Lord with praise in the evening and the early morning. (Qur'an, 40:55)

So be patient in the face of what they say and glorify your Lord with praise before the rising of the sun and before it sets. And glorify Him during the night and after you have prostrated. (Qur'an, 50:39-40)

TO GLORIFY ALLAH WHEN RIDING ON VEHICLES

So that you might sit firmly on their backs and remember your Lord's blessing while you are seated on them, saying, 'Glory be to Him Who has subjected this to us. We could never have done it by ourselves. Indeed we are returning to our Lord!' (Qur'an, 43:13-14)

THE THINGS THAT ALLAH FORBIDS

Say: 'Come and I will recite to you what your Lord has made forbidden for you': that you do not associate anything with Him; that you are good to your parents; that you do not kill your children because of poverty—We will provide for you and them; that you do not approach indecency—outward or inward; that you do not kill any person Allah has made inviolate—except with the right to do so. That is what He instructs you to do so that hopefully you will use your intellect. (Qur'an, 6:151)

THAT THOSE THINGS THAT ALLAH FORBIDS
MAY BE EATEN IN TIMES OF           
UNAVOIDABLE NECESSITY

He has forbidden you carrion, blood and pork and anything consecrated to other than Allah. But if someone is forced to eat it, without desiring to or going to excess in it, your Lord is Ever-Forgiving, Most Merciful. (Qur'an, 16:115)

Forbidden for you are carrion, blood and pork, and what has been consecrated to other than Allah, and animals which have been strangled, and animals which have been killed by a blow, and animals which have fallen to their death, and animals which have been gored, and animals which wild beasts have eaten—except those you are able to slaughter properly—and animals which have been sacrificed on altars, and deciding things by means of divining arrows—that is deviance. Today the unbelievers have despaired of overcoming your religion. So do not be afraid of them but be afraid of Me. Today I have perfected your religion for you and completed My blessing upon you and I am pleased with Islam as a religion for you. But if anyone is forced by hunger, not intending any wrongdoing, Allah is Ever-Forgiving, Most Merciful. (Qur'an, 5:3)

NOT TO BE EXTRAVAGANT

Children of Adam! Wear fine clothing in every mosque and eat and drink but do not be profligate. He does not love the profligate. (Qur'an, 7:31)

Give your relatives their due, and the very poor and travellers but do not squander what you have. Squanderers are brothers to the satans, and satan was ungrateful to his Lord. (Qur'an, 17:26-27)

It is He Who produces gardens, both cultivated and wild, and palm-trees and crops of diverse kinds, and olives and pomegranates, both similar and dissimilar. Eat of their fruits when they bear fruit and pay their due on the day of their harvest, and do not be profligate. He does not love the profligate. (Qur'an, 6:141)

NOT TO BE PARSIMONIOUS

Satan threatens you with poverty and commands you to avarice. Allah promises you forgiveness from Him and abundance. Allah is All-Encompassing, All-Knowing. (Qur'an, 2:268)

Those who are tight-fisted with the bounty Allah has given them should not suppose that that is better for them. No indeed, it is worse for them! What they were tight-fisted with will be hung around their necks on the Day of Rising. Allah is the inheritor of the heavens and the earth and Allah is aware of what you do. (Qur'an, 3:180)

TO STRUGGLE AND STRIVE
IN THE WAY OF ALLAH

If you do not go out to fight, He will punish you with a painful punishment and substitute another people in your place. You will not harm Him in any way. Allah has power over all things. (Qur'an, 9:39)

Go out to fight, light-armed and heavy-armed, and strive with your wealth and yourselves in the Way of Allah. That is better for you if you only knew. (Qur'an, 9:41)

TO STRIVE IN THE WAY OF ALLAH
WITH ONE'S LIFE AND WEALTH

Those who believe and migrate and strive in the Way of Allah with their wealth and themselves have a higher rank with Allah. They are the ones who are victorious. (Qur'an, 9:20)

But the Messenger and those who believe along with him have strived with their wealth and with themselves. They are the people who will have the good things. They are the ones who are successful. (Qur'an, 9:88)

TO STRUGGLE WITH THE LEADING CIRCLES OF THE UNBELIEVERS

If they break their oaths after making their treaty and defame your religion, then fight the leaders of disbelief—they have no binding oaths—so that hopefully they will stop. (Qur'an, 9:12)

TO BE FIRM IN STRUGGLE

Fight them! Allah will punish them at your hands, and disgrace them and help you against them, and heal the hearts of those who believe. (Qur'an, 9:14)

NOT TO SEE ANYTHING AS ABOVE ALLAH,
HIS MESSENGER AND STRUGGLING IN HIS WAY

Say: 'If your fathers or your sons or your brothers or your wives or your tribe, or any wealth you have acquired, or any business you fear may slump, or any house which pleases you, are dearer to you than Allah and His Messenger and striving in His Way, then wait until Allah brings about His command. Allah does not guide people who are deviators.'(Qur'an, 9:24)

NOT TO LAG BEHIND IN THE STRUGGLE

You who believe! What is the matter with you that when you are told, 'Go out and fight in the way of Allah,' you sink down heavily to the earth? Are you happier with this world than the hereafter? Yet the enjoyment of this world is very small compared to that of the hereafter. (Qur'an, 9:38)

Go out to fight, light-armed and heavy-armed, and strive with your wealth and yourselves in the Way of Allah. That is better for you if you only knew. (Qur'an, 9:41)

NOT TO PUT FORTH EXCUSES
TO LAG BEHIND IN THE STRUGGLE

If it had been a case of easy gains and a short journey, they would have followed you, but the distance was too great for them. They will swear by Allah: 'Had we been able to, we would have gone out with you.' They are destroying their own selves. Allah knows that they are lying. (Qur'an, 9:42)

Those who were left behind were glad to stay behind the Messenger of Allah. They did not want to strive with their wealth and themselves in the Way of Allah. They said, 'Do not go out to fight in the heat.' Say: 'The Fire of Hell is much hotter, if they only understood.' (Qur'an, 9:81)

NOT TO ASK FOR PERMISSION
TO LAG BEHIND IN THE STRUGGLE

Those who believe in Allah and the Last Day do not ask you to excuse them from striving with their wealth and themselves. Allah knows the people who guards against people. (Qur'an, 9:44)

TO STRUGGLE FOR THOSE MEN,
WOMEN AND CHILDREN WHO ARE OPPRESSED

What reason could you have for not fighting in the Way of Allah – for those men, women and children who are oppressed and say, 'Our Lord, take us out of this city whose inhabitants are wrongdoers! Give us a protector from You! Give us a helper from You!'? (Qur'an, 4:75)

TO CONTINUE TO STRUGGLE UNTIL
THERE IS NO CORRUPTION LEFT ON EARTH

Fight them until there is no more persecution and the religion is Allah's alone. If they stop, Allah sees what they do. (Qur'an, 8:39)

TO USE DIFFERENT METHODS IN THE STRUGGLE

Remember when you left your family early in the day to instal the believers in their battle stations. Allah is All-Hearing, All-Knowing. (Qur'an, 3:121)

TO SEEK REFUGE FROM SATAN IN ALLAH

If an evil impulse from satan provokes you, seek refuge in Allah. He is All-Hearing, All-Seeing. (Qur'an, 7:200)

TO BE AWARE OF THE ACTIVITIES OF THE UNBELIEVERS

Do not relax in pursuit of the enemy. If you feel pain, they too are feeling it just as you are, but you hope for something from Allah which they cannot hope for. Allah is All-Knowing, All-Wise. (Qur'an, 4:104)

TO LONG TO BE ONE OF THOSE IN THE
LEADING POSITION IN THE STRUGGLE

Those who say, 'Our Lord, give us joy in our wives and children and give us (the grace) to lead those who guard against evil. (Qur'an, 25:74)

NOT TO FOLLOW IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF SATAN

Mankind! Eat what is good and lawful on the earth. And do not follow in the footsteps of satan. He truly is an outright enemy to you. (Qur'an, 2:168)

And also animals for riding and for haulage and animals for slaughtering and for wool. Eat what Allah has provided for you and do not follow in the footsteps of satan. He is an outright enemy to you. (Qur'an, 6:142)

You who believe! Do not follow in the footsteps of satan. Anyone who follows in satan's footsteps should know that he commands indecency and wrongdoing. Were it not for Allah's favour to you and His mercy, not one of you would ever have been purified. But Allah purifies whoever He wills. Allah is All-Hearing, All-Knowing (Qur'an, 24:21)

NOT TO TAKE SATAN AS A FRIEND

Satan is your enemy so treat him as an enemy. He summons his party so they will be among the people of the Searing Blaze. (Qur'an, 35:6)

NOT TO FEAR SATAN

It was only satan frightening you through his friends. But do not fear them—fear Me if you are believers. (Qur'an, 3:175)

TO FIGHT THE FRIENDS OF SATAN

Those who believe fight in the Way of Allah. Those who do not believe fight in the way of false gods. So fight the friends of satan! Satan's scheming is always feeble. (Qur'an, 4:76)

TO FAST DURING THE MONTH OF RAMADAN

You who believe! Fasting is prescribed for you, as it was prescribed for those before you—so that hopefully you guard against evil.(Qur'an, 2:183)

The month of Ramadan is the one in which the Qur'an was sent down as guidance for mankind, with Clear Signs containing guidance and discrimination. Any of you who are resident for the month should fast it. But any of you who are ill or on a journey should fast a number of other days. Allah desires ease for you; He does not desire difficulty for you. You should complete the number of days and proclaim Allah's greatness for the guidance He has given you so that hopefully you will be thankful. (Qur'an, 2:185)

THE PENANCE FOR A FAST NOT FULFILLED
DUE TO ILLNESS OR BEING ON A JOURNEY

The month of Ramadan is the one in which the Qur'an was sent down as guidance for mankind, with Clear Signs containing guidance and discrimination. Any of you who are resident for the month should fast it. But any of you who are ill or on a journey should fast a number of other days. Allah desires ease for you; He does not desire difficulty for you. You should complete the number of days and proclaim Allah's greatness for the guidance He has given you so that hopefully you will be thankful. (Qur'an, 2:185)

THE ATTITUDE TO WOMEN
DURING THE MONTH OF RAMADAN

On the night of the fast it is lawful for you to have sexual relations with your wives. They are clothing for you and you for them. Allah knows that you have been betraying yourselves and He has turned towards you and excused you. Now you may have sexual intercourse with them and seek what Allah has written for you. Eat and drink until you can clearly discern the white thread from the black thread of the dawn, then fulfil the fast until the night appears. But do not have sexual intercourse with them while you are in retreat in the mosques. These are Allah's limits, so do not go near them. In this way does Allah make His Signs clear to people so that hopefully they guard against evil. (Qur'an, 2:187)

NOT TO TAKE INTEREST

You who believe! Do not feed on interest, multiplied and then remultiplied. Have fear of Allah so that hopefully you will be successful. (Qur'an, 3:130)

Those who practise interest will not rise from the grave except as someone driven mad by satan's touch. That is because they say, 'Trade is the same as interest.' But Allah has permitted trade and He has forbidden interest. Whoever is given a warning by his Lord and then desists, can keep what he received in the past and his affair is Allah's concern. But all who return to it will be the Companions of the Fire, remaining in it timelessly, for ever. (Qur'an, 2:275)

You who believe! Have fear of Allah and forgo any remaining interest if you are believers. If you do not, know that it means war from Allah and His Messenger. But if you repent you may have your capital, without wronging and without being wronged. (Qur'an, 2:278-279)

TO PERFORM THE PILGRIMAGE
AND THE EXPERIENCE

Perform the Pilgrimage and the Experience for Allah's sake. If you are forcibly prevented, make whatever sacrifice is feasible. But do not shave your heads until the sacrificial animal has reached the place of sacrifice. If any of you are ill or have a head injury, the expiation is fasting or charity or sacrifice when you are safe and well again. Anyone who comes out of pilgrim dress between the experience and pilgrimage should make whatever sacrifice is feasible. For any one who cannot, there is three days' fast on pilgrimage and seven on your return—hat is ten in all. That is for anyone whose family does not live near the Masjid al-Haram. Have fear of Allah and know that Allah is fierce in retribution. (Qur'an, 2:196)

FORBIDDEN ACTS DURING THE PILGRIMAGE

The pilgrimage takes place during certain well-known months. If anyone undertakes the obligation of pilgrimage in them, there must be no sexual intercourse, no wrongdoing, nor any quarrelling during pilgrimage. Whatever good you do, Allah knows it. Take provision; but the best provision is fear of Allah. So have fear of Me, people of intelligence! (Qur'an, 2:197)

TO REMEMBER ALLAH DURINGTHE PILGRIMAGE

Remember Allah on the designated days. Those who hurry on in two days have done no wrong, and those who stay another day have done no wrong—those of them who guard against evil. So have fear of Allah. And know that you will be gathered back to Him. (Qur'an, 2:203)

TO PERFORM THE HAJJ (PILGRIMAGE)

In it are Clear Signs—the Ibrahim's station. All who enter it are safe. Pilgrimage to the House is a duty owed to Allah by all mankind—those who can find a way to do it. If anyone who does not believe (will find), that Allah is Rich Beyond Need of any being. (Qur'an, 3:97)

BEING ILL DURING THE PILGRIMAGE

Perform the pilgrimage and the experience for Allah. If you are forcibly prevented, make whatever sacrifice is feasible. But do not shave your heads until the sacrificial animal has reached the place of sacrifice. If any of you are ill or have a head injury, the expiation is fasting or charity or sacrifice when you are safe and well again. Anyone who comes out of pilgrim dress between the experience and pilgrimage should make whatever sacrifice is feasible. For any one who cannot, there is three days' fast on pilgrimage and seven on your return—that is ten in all. That is for anyone whose family does not live near the Masjid al-Haram. Have fear of Allah and know that Allah is fierce in retribution. (Qur'an, 2:196)

THE ACTS OF WORSHIP TO BE PERFORMED
IN THE EVENT OF BEING PREVENTED FROM
PERFORMING THE PILGRIMAGE

Perform the pilgrimage and the experience for Allah. If you are forcibly prevented, make whatever sacrifice is feasible. But do not shave your heads until the sacrificial animal has reached the place of sacrifice. If any of you are ill or have a head injury, the expiation is fasting or charity or sacrifice when you are safe and well again. Anyone who comes out of pilgrim dress between the experience and pilgrimage should make whatever sacrifice is feasible. For any one who cannot, there is three days' fast on pilgrimage and seven on your return—that is ten in all. That is for anyone whose family does not live near the Masjid al-Haram. Have fear of Allah and know that Allah is fierce in retribution. (Qur'an, 2:196)

THE ACTS OF WORSHIP TO BE PERFORMED DURING THE PILGRIMAGE

Perform the pilgrimage and the experience for Allah. If you are forcibly prevented, make whatever sacrifice is feasible. But do not shave your heads until the sacrificial animal has reached the place of sacrifice. If any of you are ill or have a head injury, the expiation is fasting or charity or sacrifice when you are safe and well again. Anyone who comes out of pilgrim dress between the experience and pilgrimage should make whatever sacrifice is feasible. For any one who cannot, there is three days' fast on pilgrimage and seven on your return – that is ten in all. That is for anyone whose family does not live near the Masjid al-Haram. Have fear of Allah and know that Allah is fierce in retribution. The pilgrimage takes place during certain well-known months. If anyone undertakes the obligation of pilgrimage in them, there must be no sexual intercourse, no wrongdoing, nor any quarrelling during pilgrimage. Whatever good you do, Allah knows it. Take provision; but the best provision is fear of Allah. So have fear of Me, people of intelligence! (Qur'an, 2:196-197)

TO REMEMBER ALLAH
WHEN POURING DOWN FROM ARAFAT

There is nothing wrong in seeking bounty from your Lord. When you pour down from Arafat, remember Allah at the Sacred Landmark. Remember Him because He has guided you, even though before this you were astray. Then press on from where the people press on and ask Allah's forgiveness. Allah is Ever-Forgiving, Most Merciful. (Qur'an, 2:198-199)

TO KILL LIVESTOCK AS A SACRIFICE

So that they can be present at what will profit them and invoke Allah's name on specific days over livestock He has provided for them. Eat of them and feed those who are poor and in need. (Qur'an, 22:28)

TO RESPECT THE PILGRIMS

You who believe! Do not profane the sacred rites of Allah or the sacred months, or the sacrificial animals, or the ritual garlands, or those heading for the Sacred House, desiring profit and good pleasure from their Lord. When you have come out of pilgrim dress, then you may hunt. Do not let hatred for a people who debar you from the Masjid al-Haram incite you into going beyond the limits. Help each other to goodness and heedfulness. Do not help each other to wrongdoing and enmity. Have fear of Allah. Allah is severe in retribution. (Qur'an, 5:2)

NOT TO HUNT IN IHRAM (WHILE ON THE PILGRIMAGE)

You who believe! Fulfil your contracts. All livestock animals are lawful for you, except those that are recited to you now; but it is still not lawful to hunt while you are in pilgrim dress. Allah makes whatever judgements He wills. You who believe! Do not profane the sacred rites of Allah or the sacred months, or the sacrificial animals, or the ritual garlands, or those heading for the Sacred House, desiring profit and good pleasure from their Lord. When you have come out of pilgrim dress, then you may hunt. Do not let hatred for a people who debar you from the Masjid al-Haram incite you into going beyond the limits. Help each other to goodness and heedfulness. Do not help each other to wrongdoing and enmity. Have fear of Allah. Allah is severe in retribution. (Qur'an, 5:1-2)

Anything you catch in the sea is lawful for you, and all food from it, for your enjoyment and that of travellers, but land game is forbidden for you while you are in pilgrim dress. So have fear of Allah, Him to Whom you will be gathered. (Qur'an, 5:96)

THE PENANCE FOR HUNTING IN IHRAM

You who believe! Do not kill game while you are in pilgrim dress. If one of you kills any deliberately, the reprisal for it is a livestock animal equivalent to what he killed, as judged by two just men among you, a sacrifice to reach the Ka'ba, or expiation by feeding the poor, or fasting commensurate with that, so that he may taste the evil consequences of what he did. Allah has pardoned all that took place in the past; but if anyone does it again Allah will take revenge on him. Allah is Almighty, Exactor of Revenge. (Qur'an, 5:95)

THE NUMBER OF MONTHS DURING WHICH WAR IS FORBIDDEN

There have been twelve months with Allah in the Book of Allah, from the day He first created the heavens and earth. Four of them are forbidden. That is the True Religion. So do not wrong one another during them. However, fight the idolaters totally just as they fight you totally, and know that Allah is with those who guard against evil. (Qur'an, 9:36)

WHAT TO DO AT THE END
OF THE FORBIDDEN MONTHS

Then, when the sacred months are over, kill the idolaters wherever you find them, and seize them and besiege them and lie in wait for them on every road. If they repent and perform prayer and give alms, let them go on their way. Allah is Ever-Forgiving, Most Merciful. (Qur'an, 9:5)

TO PRAY TO ALLAH

If My servants ask you about Me, I am near. I answer the call of the caller when he calls on Me. They should therefore respond to Me and believe in Me so that hopefully they will be rightly guided. (Qur'an, 2:186)

Your Lord says, 'Call on Me and I will answer you.Those who are too proud to worship Me will enter Hell abject.' (Qur'an, 40:60)

HOW TO REPLY TO THOSE WHO ATTACK
DURING THE FORBIDDEN MONTHS

Sacred month in return for sacred month—sacred things are subject to retaliation. So if anyone oversteps the limits against you, overstep against him the same as he did to you. But have fear of Allah. Know that Allah is with those who guard against evil. (Qur'an, 2:194)

TO PRAY TO ALLAH ALONE

So call upon Allah, making your religion sincerely His, even though the unbelievers detest it. (Qur'an, 40:14)

He is the Living—here is no god but Him—call on Him, making your religion sincerely His. Praise be to Allah, the Lord of all the worlds. (Qur'an, 40:65)

TO PRAY TO ALLAH WITH HIS NAMES

To Allah belong the Most Beautiful Names, so call on Him by them and abandon those who desecrate His Names. They will be repaid for what they did. (Qur'an, 7:180)

TO PRAY IN FEAR AND ARDENT HOPE

Their sides eschew their beds as they call on their Lord in fear and ardent hope. And they give of what We have provided for them. (Qur'an, 32:16)

THE SORT OF PRAYER ALLAH IS PLEASED WITH

Call on your Lord humbly and secretly. He does not love those who overstep the limits. Do not corrupt the earth after it has been put right. Call on Him fearfully and eagerly. Allah's mercy is close to the good-doers. (Qur'an, 7:55-56)

NOT TO PRAY TO ALLAH ONLY FOR THE LIFE OF THIS WORLD

If anyone desires to cultivate the hereafter, We will increase him in his cultivation. If anyone desires to cultivate this world, We will give him some of it but he will have no share in the hereafter. (Qur'an, 42:20)

As for those who desire the life of this world and its finery, We will give them full payment in it for their actions. They will not be deprived here of their due. But such people will have nothing in the hereafter but the Fire. What they achieved here will come to nothing. What they did will prove to be null and void. (Qur'an, 11:15-16)

When you have completed your rites, remember Allah as you used to remember your forefathers—or even more. There are some people who say, 'Our Lord, give us good in this world.' They will have no share in the hereafter. And there are others who say, 'Our Lord, give us good in this world, and good in the hereafter, and safeguard us from the punishment of the Fire.' (Qur'an, 2:200-201)

TO SEEK HELP FROM ALLAH IN STEADFASTNESS AND PRAYER

Seek help in steadfastness and prayer. But that is a very hard thing, except for the humble. (Qur'an, 2:45)

You who believe! Seek help in steadfastness and prayer. Allah is with the steadfast. (Qur'an, 2:153)

TO PRAY FOR AND GIVE SALUTATION TO THE PROPHETS

Allah and His angels call down blessings on the Prophet. You who believe! Call down blessings on him and ask for complete peace and safety for him. (Qur'an, 33:56)

TO WORSHIP AT NIGHT, TOO

Certainly rising at night has a stronger effect and is more conducive to concentration. (Qur'an, 73:6)

TO ASK FORGIVENESS FROM ALLAH AND TURN TO ALLAH IN REPENTANCE

And ask Allah's forgiveness. Allah is Ever-Forgiving, Most Merciful. (Qur'an, 4:106)

Ask your Lord for forgiveness and then repent to Him. He will let you enjoy a good life until a specified time, and will give His favour to all who merit it. But if you turn your backs, I fear for you the punishment of a Mighty Day. (Qur'an, 11:3)

Ask your Lord for forgiveness and then repent to Him. My Lord is Most Merciful, Most Loving.' (Qur'an, 11:90)

TO ASK FORGIVENESS FOR THE BELIEVERS

Know then that there is no god except Allah and ask forgiveness for your wrongdoing, and for the men and women who believe. Allah knows both your activity and your repose. (Qur'an, 47:19)

O Prophet! When women who believe come to you pledging allegiance to you on the grounds that they will not associate anything with Allah or steal or fornicate or kill their children or give a false ascription of paternity—making up lies about their bodies—or disobey you in respect of anything right, then accept their pledge and ask forgiveness for them. Allah is Ever-Forgiving, Most Merciful. (Qur'an, 60:12)

TO ASK FORGIVENESS IMMEDIATELY  AFTER MAKING A MISTAKE

Those who, when they act indecently or wrong themselves, remember Allah and ask forgiveness for their bad actions (and who can forgive bad actions except Allah?) and do not knowingly persist in what they were doing. (Qur'an, 3:135)

Allah only accepts the repentance of those who do evil in ignorance and then quickly repent after doing it. Allah turns towards such people. Allah is All-Knowing, All-Wise. (Qur'an, 4:17)

TO FORGIVE THOSE WHO TURN TO ALLAH IN REPENTANCE

Allah only accepts the repentance of those who do evil in ignorance and then quickly repent after doing it. Allah turns towards such people. Allah is All-Knowing, All-Wise. There is no repentance for people who persist in doing evil until death comes to them and who then say, 'Now I repent,' nor for people who die while they are unbelievers. We have prepared for them a painful punishment. (Qur'an, 4:17-18)

Say: 'My servants, you who have transgressed against yourselves, do not despair of the mercy of Allah. Truly Allah forgives all wrong actions. He is the Ever-Forgiving, the Most Merciful.' (Qur'an, 39:53)

For certainly all who repent and act rightly have turned sincerely towards Allah. (Qur'an, 25:71)

NOT TO ASK FORGIVENESS  FOR THE UNBELIEVERS

You can ask forgiveness for them, or not ask forgiveness for them. Even if you asked forgiveness for them seventy times, Allah still would not forgive them. That is because they have rejected Allah and His Messenger. Allah does not guide deviant people. (Qur'an, 9:80)

NOT TO KNOWINGLY REPEAT              
THE MISTAKE ONCE IT IS MADE

But to those who do evil in ignorance and then after that repent and put things right, to them your Lord is Ever-Forgiving, Most Merciful. (Qur'an, 16:119)

Those who, when they act indecetly or wrong themselves, remember Allah and ask forgiveness for their bad actions (and who can forgive bad actions except Allah?) and do not knowingly persist in what they were doing. (Qur'an, 3:135)

TO PRAY AND ASK FORGIVENESS WHEN   
PEOPLE ARE SEEN ENTERING ALLAH'S      
RELIGION IN DROVES

And you have seen people entering Allah's religion in droves, then glorify your Lord's praise and ask His forgiveness.He is the Ever-Returning. (Qur'an, 110:2-3)

TO REMEMBER ALLAH WHEN FACED WITH ENEMY TROOPS

When the believers saw the Confederates they said: 'This is what Allah and His Messenger promised us. Allah and His Messenger told us the truth.' It only increased them in faith and in submission. (Qur'an, 33:22)

You who believe! When you meet a troop, stand firm and remember Allah repeatedly so that hopefully you will be successful. (Qur'an, 8:45)

TO BE STEADFAST

We will test you with a certain amount of fear and hunger and loss of wealth and life and fruits. But give good news to the steadfast. (Qur'an, 2:155)

TO BE PATIENT TOWARDS
THOSE WHO DO NOT BELIEVE

So be patient in the face of what they say and glorify your Lord with praise before the rising of the sun and before it sets. (Qur'an, 50:39)

Be steadfast in the face of what they say and cut yourself off from them – but courteously. (Qur'an, 73:10)

TO RESTRAIN ONE'S SELF  PATIENTLY WITH THE BELIEVERS

Restrain yourself patiently with those who call on their Lord morning and evening, desiring His face. Do not turn your eyes from them, desiring the attractions of this world. And do not obey someone whose heart We have made neglectful of Our remembrance and who follows his own whims and desires and whose life has transgressed all bounds. (Qur'an, 18:28)

TO BE SUPREME IN STEADFASTNESS

You who believe, be steadfast; be supreme in steadfastness; be firm on the battlefield; and have fear of Allah; so that hopefully you will be successful. (Qur'an, 3:200)

But those who had been given knowledge said, 'Woe to you! Allah's reward is better for those who believe and act rightly. But only the steadfast will obtain it.' (Qur'an, 28:80)

NOT TO DISPUTE OVER SOMETHING OF WHICH THERE IS NO KNOWLEDGE

You are people arguing about something of which you have no knowledge. Why do you argue about something of which you have no knowledge? Allah knows; you do not know.' (Qur'an, 3:66)

Do not pursue what you have no knowledge of. Hearing, sight and hearts will all be questioned. (Qur'an, 17:36)

NOT TO BE A SWEARER OF OATHS

But do not obey any vile swearer of oaths. (Qur'an, 68:10)

NOT TO BREAK OATHS

Be true to Allah's contract when you have agreed to it, and do not break your oaths once they are confirmed and you have made  Allah your guarantee. Allah knows what you do. (Qur'an, 16:91)

NOT TO DEVIATE FROM THE TRUTH USING OATHS AS EXCUSES

Do not, by your oaths, make Allah a pretext to avoid good action and doing your duty and putting things right between people. Allah is All-Hearing, All-Knowing. (Qur'an, 2:224)

NOT TO MAKE OATHS A MEANS  OF DECEIVING ONE ANOTHER

Do not make your oaths a means of deceiving one another or your foot will slip after it was firmly placed and you will taste evil for barring access to the Way of Allah and you will have a terrible punishment. (Qur'an, 16:94)

Do not be like a woman who spoils the thread she has spun by unravelling it after it is strong, by making your oaths a means of deceiving one another, merely because one community is bigger than another. Allah is only testing you by this. He will make clear to you on the Day of Rising the things about which you differed. (Qur'an, 16:92)

THE PENANCE FOR OATHS

Allah does not take you to task for your inadvertent oaths, but He will take you to task for oaths you make intentionally. The expiation in that case is to feed ten poor people with the average amount you feed your family, or clothe them, or free a slave. Anyone without the means to do so should fast three days. That is the expiation for breaking oaths when you have sworn them. Keep your oaths. In this way Allah makes His Signs clear to you, so that hopefully you will be thankful. (Qur'an, 5:89)

THE OATH TAKEN FOR ABSTENTION  FROM ONE'S WIFE

Those who swear to abstain from sexual relations with their wives can wait for a period of up to four months. If they then retract their oath, Allah is Ever-Forgiving, Most Merciful. (Qur'an, 2:226)

TO BE JUST

Allah commands you to return to their owners the things you hold on trust and, when you judge between people, to judge with justice. How excellent is what Allah exhorts you to do! Allah is All-Hearing, All-Seeing. (Qur'an, 4:58)

TO BE JUST EVEN AGAINST      ONE'S PARENTS AND RELATIVES

You who believe! Be upholders of justice, bearing witness for Allah alone, even against yourselves or your parents and relatives. Whether they are rich or poor, Allah is well able to look after them. Do not follow your own desires and deviate from the truth. If you twist or turn away, Allah is aware of what you do. (Qur'an, 4:135)

NOT TO BE INCITED INTO BEING UNJUST DUE TO ONE'S PERSONAL HATRED

You who believe! Show integrity for the sake of Allah, bearing witness with justice. Do not let hatred for a people incite you into not being just. Be just. That is closer to heedfulness. Have fear of     Allah. Allah is aware of what you do. (Qur'an, 5:8)

TO BEAR TRUE WITNESSES AMONG THE BELIEVERS 

If two parties of the believers fight, make peace between them. But if one of them attacks the other unjustly, fight the attackers until they revert to Allah's command. If they revert, make peace between them with justice, and be even-handed. Allah loves those who are even-handed. (Qur'an, 49:9)

TO BE JUST TOWARDS THOSE WHO DO NOT FIGHT
THE BELIEVERS IN THE RELIGION

Allah does not forbid you from being good to those who have not fought you in the religion or driven you from your homes, or from being just towards them.Allah loves those who are just. (Qur'an, 60:8)

TO BE FAIR IN MEASUREMENT  AND BALANCE

Give full measure when you measure and weigh with a level balance. That is better and gives the best result. (Qur'an, 17:35)

Give full measure. Do not skimp. Weigh with a level balance. (Qur'an, 26:181-182)

TO BE COMPASSIONATE AND KIND

You who believe! If any of you renounce your religion, Allah will bring forward a people whom He loves and who love Him, humble to the believers, fierce to the unbelievers, who strive in the Way of Allah and do not fear the blame of any censurer. That is the unbounded favour of Allah which He gives to whoever He wills. Allah is Boundless, All-Knowing. (Qur'an, 5:54)

NOT TO TAKE THE UNBELIEVERS OF
THE PEOPLE OF THE BOOK AS FRIENDS

Many of the People of the Book would love it if they could make you revert to being unbeliever after you have become believer, showing their innate envy now that the truth is clear to them. But you should pardon and overlook until Allah gives His command. Truly Allah has power over all things. (Qur'an, 2:109)

You who believe! Do not take as friends any of those given the Book before you or the unbelievers who make a mockery and a game out of your religion. Have fear of Allah if you are believers. (Qur'an, 5:57)

TO BE MERCIFUL AND TOLERANT

Whether you reveal a good act or keep it hidden, or pardon an evil act, Allah is Ever-Pardoning, All-Powerful. (Qur'an, 4:149)

Make allowances for people, command what is right, and turn away from the ignorant. (Qur'an, 7:199)

But if someone is steadfast and forgives, that is the most resolute course to follow. (Qur'an, 42:43)

NOT TO GIVE IN TO THE UNBELIEVERS  OF THE PEOPLE OF THE BOOK

You who believe! If you obey a group of those given the Book, they will make you revert to disbelieving after you have believed. (Qur'an, 3:100)

You who believe! If you obey those who do not believe, they will turn you round on your heels and you will be transformed into losers. (Qur'an, 3:149)

TO STAY LOYAL TO THE TREATIES    MADE WITH IDOLATERS

Except those among the idolaters you have treaties with, who have not then broken their treaties with you in any way, nor granted assistance to anyone against you. Honour their treaties until their time runs out. Allah loves those who guard against evil. (Qur'an, 9:4)

THE ATTITUDE ADOPTED TO IDOLATERS
WHEN THEY ASK FOR PROTECTION

If any of the idolaters ask you for protection, give them protection until they have heard the words of Allah. Then convey them to a place where they are safe. That is because they are a people who do not know. (Qur'an, 9:6)

TO GUARD ONE'S CHASTITY

Those who guard their chastity. (Qur'an, 23:5)

Say to the believers that they should lower their eyes and guard their chastity. That is purer for them. Allah is aware of what they do. Say to the believing women that they should lower their eyes and guard their chastity and not display their adornments—except for what normally show—and draw their head-coverings across their breasts. They should only display their adornments to their husbands or their fathers or their husbands' fathers, or their sons or their husbands' sons or their brothers or their brothers' sons or their sisters' sons or their women or those they own as slaves or their male attendants who have no sexual desire or children who still have no awareness of women's private parts. Nor should they stamp their feet so that their hidden ornaments are known. Turn to Allah every one of you, believers, so that hopefully you will have success. (Qur'an, 24:30-31)

THAT A BELIEVER CAN ONLY MARRY A BELIEVER

Corrupt women are for corrupt men and corrupt men are for corrupt women, Good women are for good men and good men are for good women. The latter are innocent of what they say. They will have forgiveness and generous provision. (Qur'an, 24:26)

Do not marry women of the idolaters until they believe. A slavegirl who is one of the believers is better for you than a woman of the idolaters, even though she may attract you. And do not marry men of the idolaters until they believe. A slave who is one of the believers is better for you than a man of the idolaters, even though he may attract you. Such people call you to the Fire whereas Allah calls you, with His permission, to the Garden and forgiveness. He makes His Signs clear to people so that hopefully they will pay heed. (Qur'an, 2:221)

NOT TO MARRY AN UNBELIEVER WOMAN

Do not marry women of the idolaters until they believe. A slavegirl who is one of the believers is better for you than a woman of the idolaters, even though she may attract you. And do not marry men of the idolaters until they believe. A slave who is one of the believers is better for you than a man of the idolaters, even though he may attract you. Such people call you to the Fire whereas Allah calls you, with His permission, to the Garden and forgiveness. He makes His Signs clear to people so that hopefully they will pay heed. (Qur'an, 2:221)

THAT SINGLE BELIEVERS  SHOULD GUARD THEIR CHASTITY

Those who cannot find the means to marry should be abstinent until Allah enriches them from His bounty. If any slaves you own want to make a contract to free themselves, write it for them if you know of good in them and give them some of the wealth Allah has given you. Do not force your slavegirls to prostitute themselves if they desire to be virtuous women out of your desire for the goods of this world. If anyone forces them, then after they have been forced, Allah is Ever-Forgiving, Most Merciful. (Qur'an, 24:33)

THAT ONE MAY MARRY  THOSE OF
THE PEOPLE OF THE  BOOK WHO ARE BELIEVERS

Today all good things have been made lawful for you. And the food of those given the Book is also lawful for you and your food is lawful for them. So are chaste women from among the believers and chaste women of those given the Book before you, once you have given them their dowries in marriage, not in fornication or taking them as lovers. But as for anyone who rejects faith, his actions will come to nothing and in the hereafter he will be among the losers. (Qur'an, 5:5)

TO HELP SINGLE BELIEVERS TO MARRY

Marry of those among you who are unmarried and those of your slaves and slavegirls who are righteous. If they are poor, Allah will enrich them from His bounty. Allah is All-Encompassing, All-Knowing (Qur'an, 24:32)

TO MAKE ONE OF THE BELIEVERS    
AN ARBITRATOR BETWEEN HUSBAND
AND WIFE WHO HAVE ARGUED

If you fear a breach between a couple, send an arbiter from his people and an arbiter from her people. If the couple desire to put things right, Allah will bring about a reconciliation between them. Allah is All-Knowing, All-Aware. (Qur'an, 4:35)

NOT TO TAKE ANY OF THE PROPERTY
GIVEN TO THE WOMAN
IN MARRIAGE AFTER DIVORCE

If you desire to exchange one wife for another and have given your original wife a large amount, do not take any of it. Would you take it by means of slander and outright crime? How could you take it when you have been intimate with one another and they have made a binding contract with you? (Qur'an, 4:20-21)

THE PERIOD (NUMBER OF MONTHS)            
THAT DIVORCED WOMEN HAVE TO WAIT

Divorced women should wait by themselves for three menstrual cycles; and it is not lawful for them to conceal what Allah has created in their wombs if they believe in Allah and the Last Day. Their husbands have the right to take them back within that time, if they desire to be reconciled. Women possess rights similar to those held over them to be honoured with fairness; but men have a degree above them. Allah is Almighty, All-Wise. (Qur'an, 2:228)

TO PROVIDE THE WOMAN'S                            
MAINTENANCE IN THE EVENT OF DIVORCE

Divorced women should receive maintenance given with correctness and courtesy: a duty for all who guard against evil. (Qur'an, 2:241)

THAT THERE IS NO NEED TO CALCULATE
THE TERM IF THE WOMAN IS DIVORCED FROM
HER HUSBAND BEFORE HE HAS  TOUCHED HER

You who believe! When you marry believing women and then divorce them before you have touched them, there is no term for you to calculate for them, so give them a gift and let them go with kindness. (Qur'an, 33:49)

THE PERIOD THE WOMAN HAS TO     WAIT WHEN HER HUSBAND DIES

Those of you who die leaving wives behind: they should wait by themselves for four months and ten nights. When their term comes to an end, you are not to blame for anything they do with themselves with correctness and courtesy. Allah is aware of what you do. (Qur'an, 2:234)

NOT TO APPROACH WOMEN     DURING MENSTRUATION

They will ask you about menstruation. Say, 'It is an impurity, so keep apart from women during menstruation and do not approach them until they have purified themselves. But once they have purified themselves, then go to them in the way that Allah has enjoined on you.' Allah loves those who turn back from wrongdoing and He loves those who purify themselves. (Qur'an, 2:222)

THE WAY TO APPROACH WOMEN

Your women are fertile fields for you, so come to your fertile fields however you like. Send good ahead for yourselves and have fear of Allah. Know that you are going to meet Him. And give good news to the believers. (Qur'an, 2:223)

THE PROTECTION OF WOMEN AND
THE SIGNIFICANCE GIVEN TO WOMEN

Men have charge of women because Allah has preferred the one above the other and because they spend their wealth on them. Right-acting women are obedient, safeguarding their husband's interests in his absence as Allah has guarded them. If there are women whose disobedience you fear, you may admonish them, refuse to sleep with them, and then beat them. But if they obey you, do not look for a way to punish them. Allah is All-High, Most Great. (Qur'an, 4:34)

NOT TO ACCUSE OTHERS OF FORNICATION WITHOUT BEING CERTAIN

If any of your women commit fornication, four of you must be witnesses against them. If they bear witness, detain them in their homes until death releases them or Allah ordains another procedure for their case. (Qur'an, 4:15)

Why, when you heard it, did you not, as men and women of the believers, instinctively think good thoughts and say, 'This is obviously a lie'? Why did they not produce four witnesses to it? Since they did not bring four witnesses, in Allah's sight, they are liars. (Qur'an, 24:12-13)

But those who make accusations against chaste women and then do not produce four witnesses: flog them with eighty lashes and never again accept them as witnesses. Such people are deviators. (Qur'an, 24:4)

NOT TO INDULGE IN FORNICATION

And do not go near to fornication. It is an indecent act, an evil way. (Qur'an, 17:32)

Those who do not call on any other god together with Allah and do not kill anyone Allah has made inviolate, except with the right to do so, and do not fornicate; anyone who does that will receive an evil punishment. (Qur'an, 25:68)

NOT TO EQUATE ONE'S WIFE WITH ONE'S
MOTHER AND THE PENANCE FOR DOING SO

Those of you who divorce your wives by equating them with your mothers, they are not your mothers.Your mothers are only those who gave birth to you. What you are saying is wrong and a slanderous lie. But Allah is Ever-Pardoning, Ever-Forgiving. (Qur'an, 58:2)

Allah has not allotted to any man two hearts within his breast, nor has He made those of your wives you equate with your mothers your actual mothers, nor has He made your adopted sons your actual sons. These are just words coming out of your mouths. But Allah speaks the truth and He guides to the Way. (Qur'an, 33:4)

Those who divorce their wives by equating them with their mothers, and then wish to go back on what they said, must set free a slave before the two of them may touch one another. This is what you are enjoined to do. Allah is aware of what you do. Anyone who cannot find the means must fast for two consecutive months before the two of them may touch one another again. And anyone who is unable to do that must feed sixty poor people. That is to affirm your faith in Allah and His Messenger. These are Allah's limits. The unbelievers will have a painful punishment. (Qur'an, 58:3-4)

THE WAY WOMEN MUST DRESS

Say to the believing women that they should lower their eyes and guard their chastity and not display their adornments—except for what normally shows—and draw their head-coverings across their breasts. They should only display their adornments to their husbands or their fathers or their husbands' fathers, or their sons or their husbands' sons or their brothers or their brothers' sons or their sisters' sons or their women or those they own as slaves or their male attendants who have no sexual desire or children who still have no awareness of women's private parts. Nor should they stamp their feet so that their hidden ornaments are known. Turn to Allah every one of you, believers, so that hopefully you will have success. (Qur'an, 24:31)

Remain in your houses and do not display your beauty as it was previously displayed in the Time of Ignorance. Perform prayer and give alms and obey Allah and His Messenger. Allah desires to remove all impurity from you, People of the House, and to purify you completely. (Qur'an, 33:33)

O Prophet! Tell your wives and daughters and the women of the believers to draw their outer garments closely round themselves. This makes it more likely that they will be recognised and not be harmed. Allah is Ever-Forgiving, Most Merciful. (Qur'an, 33:59)

TO GIVE ORPHANS THEIR PROPERTY

Give orphans their property, and do not substitute bad things for good. Do not assimilate their property into your own. Doing that is a serious crime. If you are afraid of not behaving justly towards orphans, then marry other permissible women, two, three or four. But if you are afraid of not treating them equally, then only one, or those you own as slaves. That makes it more likely that you will not be unfair. (Qur'an, 4:2-3)

TO GIVE RELATIVES, THE VERY POOR AND TRAVELLERS THEIR DUE

Give your relatives their due, and the very poor and travellers but do not squander what you have. (Qur'an, 17:26)

TO URGE AND SUPPORT THE PROTECTION
AND FEEDING OF THE POOR

He used not to believe in Allah the Magnificent, nor did he urge the feeding of the poor. Therefore here today he has no friend (Qur'an, 69:33-35)

They give food, despite their love for it, to the poor and orphans and captives. (Qur'an, 76:8)

'What caused you to enter Saqar?' They will say, 'We were not among those who performed prayer and we did not feed the poor. (Qur'an, 74:42-44)

TO RAISE ORPHANS

… They will ask you about the property of orphans. Say, 'Managing it in their best interests is best.' If you mix your property with theirs, they are your brothers. Allah knows a squanderer from a good manager. If Allah had wanted, He could have been hard on you. Allah is Almighty, All-Wise. (Qur'an, 2:220)

TO BE INDULGENT TO PARENTS

We have instructed man concerning his parents. Bearing him caused his mother great debility and the period of his weaning was two years: 'Give thanks to Me and to your parents. I am your final destination. But if they try to make you associate something with Me about which you have no knowledge, do not obey them. Keep company with them correctly and courteously in this world but follow the Way of him who turns to Me. Then you will return to Me and I will inform you about the things you did.' (Qur'an, 31:14-15)

Remember when We made a covenant with the tribe of Israel: 'Worship none but Allah and be good to your parents and to relatives and orphans and the very poor. And speak good words to people. And perform prayer and give alms.' But then you turned away—except a few of you—you turned aside. (Qur'an, 2:83)

Your Lord has decreed that you should worship none but Him, and that you should show kindness to your parents. Whether one or both of them reach old age with you, do not say 'Ugh!' to them out of irritation and do not be harsh with them but speak to them with gentleness and generosity. Take them under your wing, out of mercy, with due humility and say: 'Lord, show mercy to them as they did in looking after me when I was small.' (Qur'an, 17:23-24)

TO TREAT ADOPTED CHILDREN WELL

Call them after their fathers. That is closer to justice in Allah's sight. And if you do not know who their fathers were then they are your brothers in the religion and people under your patronage. You are not to blame for any honest mistake you make but only for what your hearts premeditate. Allah is Ever-Forgiving, Most Merciful (Qur'an, 33:5)

TO BE TOLERANT TOWARDS CAPTIVES

Therefore when you meet those who do not believe strike their necks. Then when you have decimated them, tie their bonds tightly and set them free or ransom them, until the war is finally over. That is how it is to be. If Allah willed, He could avenge Himself on them. But it is so that He can test some of you by means of others. As for those who fight in the Way of Allah, He will not let their actions go astray. (Qur'an, 47:4)

TO FEED CAPTIVES

They give food, despite their love for it, to the poor and orphans and captives. (Qur'an, 76:8)

NOT TO EAT MEAT OVER WHICH THE NAME OF ALLAH
HAS NOT BEEN MENTIONED AS IT IS CUT

Do not eat anything over which the name of Allah has not been mentioned. To do so is sheer deviance. The satans inspire their friends to dispute with you. If you obeyed them you would then be idolaters. (Qur'an, 6:121)

Eat that over which the name of Allah has been mentioned, if you believe in His Signs. (Qur'an, 6:118)

TO FEED BOTH THOSE WHO ASK AND THOSE
WHO ARE TOO SHY TO ASK

We have appointed the sacrificial animals for you as one of the sacred rites of Allah. There is good in them for you, so invoke Allah's name over them, as they stand in rows. And then when they collapse on their sides, eat of them and feed both those who ask and those who are too shy to ask. In this way We have subjected them to you so that hopefully you will be thankful. (Qur'an, 22:36)

TO MIGRATE IF NECESSARY

Those who migrate in the Way of Allah will find many places of refuge on the earth and ample sustenance. If anyone leaves his home, migrating to Allah and His Messenger, and death catches up with him, it is Allah Who will reward him. Allah is Ever-Forgiving, Most Merciful. (Qur'an, 4:100)

Those who believe and have migrated and strived with their wealth and themselves in the Way of Allah, and those who have given refuge and help, they are the friends and protectors of one another. But as for those who believe but have not migrated, you are not in any way responsible for their protection until they migrate. But if they ask you for help in respect of the religion, it is your duty to help them, except against people you have a treaty with. Allah sees what you do. (Qur'an, 8:72)

TO EAT LAWFUL FOOD

So eat from what Allah has provided for you, lawful and good, and be thankful for the blessing of Allah if it is Him you worship. (Qur'an, 16:114)

NOT TO TAKE THOSE WHO DO NOT MIGRATE AS FRIENDS

Those who believe and have migrated and strived with their wealth and themselves in the Way of Allah, and those who have given refuge and help, they are the friends and protectors of one another. But as for those who believe but have not migrated, you are not in any way responsible for their protection until they migrate. But if they ask you for help in respect of the religion, it is your duty to help them, except against people you have a treaty with. Allah sees what you do. (Qur'an, 8:72)

TO FULFIL PROMISES AND CONTRACTS

No, the truth is if people honour their contracts and have fear of Him, Allah loves those who guard against evil. (Qur'an, 3:76)

Those who fulfil Allah's contract and do not break their agreement. (Qur'an, 13:20)

Those who honour their trusts and contracts. (Qur'an, 70:32)

TO BE TRUE TO ALLAH'S CONTRACT WHEN ONE HAS AGREED TO IT

But as for those who break Allah's contract after it has been agreed and sever what Allah has commanded to be joined, and cause corruption in the earth, the curse will be upon them. They will have the Evil Abode. (Qur'an, 13:25)

Be true to Allah's contract when you have agreed to it, and do not break your oaths once they are confirmed and you have made  Allah your guarantee. Allah knows what you do. (Qur'an, 16:91)

TO EAT OF THE GOOD THINGS OF LAWFUL FOOD

You who believe! Eat of the good things We have provided for you and give thanks to Allah if you worship Him alone. (Qur'an, 2:172)

NOT TO SELL ALLAH'S    CONTRACT FOR SELF-INTEREST

Do not sell Allah's contract for a paltry price. What is with Allah is better for you if you only knew. (Qur'an, 16:95)

NOT TO SAY ANYTHING THAT ONE WILL NOT DO

Do you order people to devoutness and forget yourselves, when you recite the Book? Will you not use your intellect? (Qur'an, 2:44)

You who believe! Why do you say what you do not do? It is deeply abhorrent to Allah that you should say what you do not do. (Qur'an, 61:2-3)

TO HONOUR TRUSTS

Those, who honour their trusts and their contracts. (Qur'an, 23:8)

You who believe! Do not betray Allah and His Messenger, and do not knowingly betray your trusts. (Qur'an, 8:27)

We offered the Trust to the heavens, the earth and the mountains but they refused to take it on and shrank from it. But man took it on. He is indeed wrongdoing and ignorant. (Qur'an, 33:72)

Among the People of the Book there are some who, if you entrust them with a pile of gold, will return it to you. But there are others among them who, if you entrust them with just a single dinar, will not return it to you, unless you stay standing over them. That is because they say, 'We are under no obligation where the gentiles are concerned.' They tell a lie against Allah and they know it. No, the truth is if people honour their contracts and have fear of Him, Allah loves those who guard against evil. (Qur'an, 3:75-76)

TO RETURN THE TRUST TO ITS OWNER

Allah commands you to return to their owners the things you hold on trust and, when you judge between people, to judge with justice. How excellent is what Allah exhorts you to do! Allah is All-Hearing, All-Seeing. (Qur'an, 4:58)

TO BEAR TRUE WITNESSES

You who believe! Be upholders of justice, bearing witness for Allah alone, even against yourselves or your parents and relatives. Whether they are rich or poor, Allah is well able to look after them. Do not follow your own desires and deviate from the truth. If you twist or turn away, Allah is aware of what you do. (Qur'an, 4:135)

TO CHANGE ONE WHO HAS NOT BORNE
TRUE WITNESS WITH A TRUE ONE

You who believe! When one of you is near to death and makes a will, two just men from among you should act as witnesses; or, if you are travelling when the misfortune of death occurs, two men who are strangers to you. You should detain them after prayer and, if you are doubtful, they should swear by Allah: 'We will not sell it for any price, even to a near relative, and we will not conceal the testimony of Allah. If we did we would indeed be wrongdoers.' If it then comes to light that the two of them have merited the allegation of wrongdoing, two others who have the most right to do so should take their place and swear by Allah: 'Our testimony is truer than their testimony. We have not committed perjury. If we had we would indeed be wrongdoers.' (Qur'an, 5:106-107)

NOT TO LIE

That is it. If someone honours Allah's sacred things that is better for him in his Lord's sight. All livestock are permitted to you except what has already been recited to you. Have done with the defilement of idols and have done with telling lies. (Qur'an, 22:30)

You who believe! Why do you say what you do not do? It is deeply abhorrent to Allah that you should say what you do not do. (Qur'an, 61:2-3)

THAT THE BELIEVERS SHOULD NOT BE DIVIDED, BUT BE UNITED

Do not be like those who split up and differed after the Clear Signs came to them. They will have a terrible punishment. (Qur'an, 3:105)

Hold fast to the rope of Allah all together, and do not separate. Remember Allah's blessing to you when you were enemies and He joined your hearts together so that you became brothers by His blessing. You were on the very brink of a pit of the Fire and He rescued you from it. In this way Allah makes His Signs clear to you, so that hopefully you will be guided. (Qur'an, 3:103)

O Prophet, strive against the unbelievers and hypocrites and be harsh with them. Their shelter will be Hell. What an evil destination! (Qur'an, 9:73)

TO SEE THINGS WITH AN EYE  FOR GOODNESS

Say: 'Nothing can happen to us except what Allah has ordained for us. He is Our Master. It is in Allah that the believers should put their trust.' (Qur'an, 9:51)

NOT TO GLOAT OVER THE PLENTY OF BLESSINGS GIVEN

Qarun was one of the people of Musa but he lorded it over them. We gave him treasures, the keys alone to which were a heavy weight for a party of strong men. When his people said to him, 'Do not gloat. Allah does not love people who gloat.' (Qur'an, 28:76)

Do not be like those who left their homes in arrogance, showing off to people and barring them from the way of Allah—Allah encompasses what they do. (Qur'an, 8:47)

NOT TO BE REBELLIOUS

But then, when He does rescue them, they become rebellious in the earth without any right to do so. Mankind, your rebelliousness is only against yourselves. There is the enjoyment of the life of this world and then you will return to Us and We will inform you about what you did. (Qur'an, 10:23)

TO PERFORM GOOD DEEDS

Allah commands justice and doing good and giving to relatives. And He forbids indecency and doing wrong and tyranny. He warns you so that hopefully you will pay heed. (Qur'an, 16:90)

THE DESCRIPTION OF DEVOUTNESS

It is not devoutness to turn your faces to the East or to the West. Rather, those with true devoutness are those who believe in Allah and the Last Day, the Angels, the Book and the Prophets, and who, despite their love for it, give away their wealth to their relatives and to orphans and the very poor, and to travellers and beggars and to set slaves free, and who perform prayer and give alms; those who honour their contracts when they make them, and are steadfast in poverty and illness and in battle. Those are the people who are true. They are the people who guard against evil. (Qur'an, 2:177)

TO ACT RIGHTLY

Say: 'I am only a human being like yourselves. It is revealed to me that your god is One God. So let him who hopes to meet his Lord act rightly and not associate anyone in the worship of his Lord.' (Qur'an, 18:110)

TO RACE EACH OTHER TO DO GOOD

Each person faces a particular direction so race each other to the good. Wherever you are, Allah will bring you all together. Truly Allah has power over all things. (Qur'an, 2:148)

And We have sent down the Book to you with truth, confirming and conserving the previous Books. So judge between them by what Allah has sent down and do not follow their whims and desires deviating from the Truth that has come to you. We have appointed a law and a practice for every one of you. Had Allah willed, He would have made you a single community, but He wanted to test you regarding what has come to you. So compete with each other in doing good. Every one of you will return to Allah and He will inform you regarding the things about which you differed. (Qur'an, 5:48)

Race each other to forgiveness from your Lord and a Garden as wide as the heavens and the earth, prepared for the people who guard against evil. (Qur'an, 3:133)

TO PASS ON TO ANOTHER TASK WHEN ONE IS FINISHED

So when you have finished, work on. (Qur'an, 94:7)

TO TURN AWAY FROM WORTHLESS TALK

When they hear worthless talk they turn away from it and say, 'We have our actions and you have your actions. Peace be upon you. We do not desire the company of the ignorant.' (Qur'an, 28:55)

Those who turn away from worthless talk. (Qur'an, 23:3)

TO TURN AWAY FROM THE IGNORANT

The servants of the All-Merciful are those who walk lightly on the earth and, who, when the ignorant speak to them, say, 'Peace'. (Qur'an, 25:63)

When they hear worthless talk they turn away from it and say, 'We have our actions and you have your actions. Peace be upon you. We do not desire the company of the ignorant.' (Qur'an, 28:55)

When you see people engrossed in mockery of Our Signs, turn from them until they start to talk of other things. And if satan should ever cause you to forget, once you remember, do not stay sitting with the wrongdoers. (Qur'an, 6:68)

NOT TO TALK OF THE      FUTURE WITH CERTAINTY

Never say about anything, 'I am doing that tomorrow,' without adding 'If Allah wills.' Remember your Lord when you forget, and say, 'Hopefully my Lord will guide me to something closer to right guidance than this.' (Qur'an, 18:23-24)

TO BE AWARE THAT ALL POWER BELONGS TO ALLAH

Why, when you entered your garden, did you not say, "It is as Allah wills, there is no strength but in Allah"? Though you see me with less wealth and children than you possess. (Qur'an, 18:39)

NOT TO HAVE AN INSATIABLE  LOVE OF WEALTH

No indeed! You do not honour orphans, nor do you urge the feeding of the poor; you devour inheritance with voracious appetites and you have an insatiable love of wealth. (Qur'an, 89:17-20)

NOT TO COMPETE FOR    WEALTH AND ABUNDANCE

Fierce competition for (the wealth and abundance of) this world distracted you, until you went down to the graves. (Qur'an, 102-102)

NOT TO EXULT OVER THE THINGS THAT ALLAH GIVES

Qarun was one of the people of Musa but he lorded it over them. We gave him treasures, the keys alone to which were a heavy weight for a party of strong men. When his people said to him; 'Do not gloat. Allah does not love people who gloat'. (Qur'an, 28:76)

That is so that you will not be grieved about the things that pass you by or exult about the things that come to you.Allah does not love any vain or boastful man. (Qur'an, 57:23)

Do not be like those who left their homes in arrogance, showing off to people and barring them from the way of Allah—Allah encompasses what they do. (Qur'an, 8:47)

NOT TO DESPISE PEOPLE

Do not avert your face from people out of haughtiness and do not strut about arrogantly on the earth. Allah does not love anyone who is vain or boastful. (Qur'an, 31:18)

TO BE MODERATE

Be moderate in your tread and lower your voice. The most hateful of voices is the donkey's bray.' (Qur'an, 31:19)

You who believe! Do not raise your voices above the voice of the Prophet and do not be as loud when speaking to him as you are when speaking to one another, lest your actions should come to nothing without your realising it. (Qur'an, 49:2)

NOT TO GIVE BRIBES IN ORDER TO DEVOUR ONE ANOTHER'S PROPERTY BY FALSE MEANS

Do not devour one another's property by false means nor offer it to the judges as a bribe, trying through crime to knowingly usurp a portion of other people's property. (Qur'an, 2:188)

TO WRITE DOWN THE MONEY  TAKEN ON AS A DEBT

You who believe! When you take on a debt for a specified period, write it down. A writer should write it down between you justly. No writer should refuse to write; as Allah has taught him, so he should write. The one incurring the debt should dictate and should have fear of Allah his Lord and not reduce it in any way. If the person incurring the debt is incompetent or weak or unable to dictate, then his guardian should dictate for him justly. Two men among you should act as witnesses. But if there are not two men, then a man and two women with whom you are satisfied as witnesses; then if one of them forgets, the other can remind her. Witnesses should not refuse when they are called upon. Do not think it too trivial to write down, whether small or large, with the date that it falls due. Doing that is more just in Allah's sight and more helpful when bearing witness and more likely to eliminate any doubt—unless it is an immediate transaction hand to hand, taken and given without delay. There is nothing wrong in your not writing that down. Call witnesses when you trade. Neither writer nor witness should be put under pressure. If you do that, it is deviancy on your part. Have fear of Allah and Allah will give you knowledge. Allah has knowledge of all things. (Qur'an, 2:282)

TO DEFER OR MAKE A FREE GIFT OF THE DEBT IF THE DEBTOR IS IN DIFFICULT CIRCUMSTANCES

If someone is in difficult circumstances, there should be a deferral until things are easier. But making a free gift of it would be better for you if you only knew. (Qur'an, 2:280)

TO REGARD EVERYTHING SO AS TO DRAW A LESSON FROM IT

An instruction and a reminder for every penitent human being. (Qur'an, 50:8)

TO TAKE WARNING FROM PAST NATIONS

How many generations before them We destroyed who had greater force than them and scoured many lands! Did they find any way of escape. There is a reminder in that for anyone who has a heart, or who listens well, having seen the evidence. (Qur'an, 50:36-37)

There was also a sign for Saba in their dwelling place: two gardens—one to the right and one to the left. 'Eat of your Lord's provision and give thanks to Him: a bountiful land and a forgiving Lord.' But they turned away so We unleashed against them the flood from the great dam and exchanged their two gardens for two others containing bitter-tasting plants and tamarisk and a few lote trees. That is how We repaid them for their ingratitude. Are any but the ungrateful repaid like this? (Qur'an, 34:15-17)

TO ENTER HOUSES THROUGH THEIR DOORS

They will ask you about the crescent moons. Say, 'They are set times for mankind and for the pilgrimage.' It is not devoutness for you to enter houses by the back. Rather devoutness is possessed by those who guard against evil. So come to houses by their doors and have fear of Allah, so that hopefully you will be successful. (Qur'an, 2:189)

NOT TO ENTER HOUSES WITHOUT PERMISSION

And if you find no one at home do not go in until permission has been granted you. And if you are told to go away then go away. That is purer for you. Allah knows what you do. There is nothing wrong in your entering houses where no one lives and where there is some service for you. Allah knows what you divulge and what you conceal. (Qur'an, 24:28-29)

TO TAKE WARNING FROM THE FATE OF THE EVILDOERS

Say: 'Travel about the earth and see the final fate of the evildoers.' (Qur'an, 27:69)

TO RETURN A GREETING

When you are greeted with a greeting, return the greeting or improve on it. Allah takes account of everything. (Qur'an, 4:86)

TO ENTER HOUSES BY GREETING THEIR INHABITANTS

You who believe! Do not enter houses other than your own until you have asked permission and greeted their inhabitants. That is better for you, so that hopefully you will pay heed. (Qur'an, 24:27)

There is no objection to the blind, no objection to the lame, no objection to the sick nor to yourselves if you eat in your own houses or your fathers' houses or your mothers' houses or your brothers' houses or your sisters' houses or the houses of your paternal uncles or paternal aunts or the houses of your maternal uncles or maternal aunts or places to which you own the keys or those of your friends. There is nothing wrong in your eating together or eating separately. And when you enter houses greet one another with a greeting from Allah, blessed and good. In this way Allah makes the Signs clear to you so that hopefully you will use your intellect. (Qur'an, 24:61)

TO MAKE ROOM AT GATHERINGS

You who believe! When you are told: 'Make room in the gathering,' then make room and Allah will make room for you! And when it is said, 'Get up', get up. Allah will raise in rank those of you who believe and those who have been given knowledge. Allah is aware of what you do. (Qur'an, 58:11)

TO MAINTAIN THE MOSQUES OF ALLAH AND KEEP THEM CLEAN

The mosques of Allah should only be maintained by those who believe in Allah and the Last Day and perform prayer and give alms, and fear no one but Allah. They are the ones most likely to be guided. (Qur'an, 9:18)

And when We made the House (Kaaba) a place of return, a sanctuary for mankind: They took the Ibrahim's station as a place of prayer. We contracted with Ibrahim and Isma'il: 'Purify My House for those who circle it, and those who stay there, and those who bow and who prostrate.' (Qur'an, 2:125)

TO WEAR FINE CLOTHING  IN EVERY MOSQUE

Children of Adam! Wear fine clothing in every mosque and eat and drink but do not be profligate. He does not love the profligate. (Qur'an, 7:31)

NOT TO DRINK WINE AND GAMBLE

You who believe! Wine and gambling, stone altars and divining arrows are filth from the handiwork of satan. Avoid them completely so that hopefully you will be successful. Satan wants to stir up enmity and hatred between you by means of wine and gambling, and to debar you from remembrance of Allah and from prayer. Will you not then give them up? (Qur'an, 5:90-91)

They will ask you about alcoholic drinks and gambling. Say, 'There is great wrong in both of them and also certain benefits for mankind. But the wrong in them is greater than the benefit.' They will ask you what they should give away. Say, 'Whatever is surplus to your needs.' In this way Allah makes the Signs clear to you, so that hopefully you will reflect. (Qur'an, 2:219)

NO ONE CAN TOUCH THE QUR'AN EXCEPT THE PURIFIED

It truly is a Noble Qur'an, in a well protected Book. No one may touch it except the purified. Revelation sent down from the Lord of all the worlds. (Qur'an, 56:77-80)

INHERITANCE LAW

You receive half of what your wives leave if they are childless. If they have children you receive a quarter of what they leave after any bequest they make or any debts. They receive a quarter of what you leave if you are childless. If you have children they receive an eighth of what you leave after any bequest you make or any debts. If a man or woman has no direct heirs, but has a brother or sister, each of them receives a sixth. If there are more than that they share in a third after any bequest you make or any debts, making sure that no one's rights are prejudiced. This is an instruction from Allah. Allah is All-Knowing, All-Forbearing. (Qur'an, 4:12)

They will ask you for a legal decision. Say: 'Allah gives you a legal decision about people who die without direct heirs: If a man dies childless but has a sister she receives half of what he leaves, and he is her heir if she dies childless. If there are two sisters they receive two-thirds of what he leaves. If there are brothers and sisters the males receive the share of two females. Allah makes things clear to you so you will not go astray. Allah has knowledge of all things.' (Qur'an, 4:176)

NOT TO INHERIT BY FORCE

You who believe! It is not lawful for you to inherit women by force. Nor may you treat them harshly so that you can make off with part of what you have given them, unless they commit an act of flagrant indecency. Live together with them correctly and courteously. If you dislike them, it may well be that you dislike something in which Allah has placed a lot of good. (Qur'an, 4:19)

THE LAW OF WILLS

Allah instructs you regarding your children: A male receives the same as the share of two females. If there are more than two daughters they receive two-thirds of what you leave. If she is one on her own she receives a half. Each of your parents receives a sixth of what you leave if you have children. If you are childless and your heirs are your parents your mother receives a third. If you have brothers or sisters your mother receives a sixth, after any bequest you make or any debts. With regard to your fathers and your sons, you do not know which of them is going to benefit you more. These are obligatory shares from Allah. Allah is All-Knowing, All-Wise. You receive half of what your wives leave if they are childless. If they have children you receive a quarter of what they leave after any bequest they make or any debts. They receive a quarter of what you leave if you are childless. If you have children they receive an eighth of what you leave after any bequest you make or any debts. If a man or woman has no direct heirs, but has a brother or sister, each of them receives a sixth. If there are more than that they share in a third after any bequest you make or any debts, making sure that no one's rights are prejudiced. This is an instruction from Allah. Allah is All-Knowing, All-Forbearing. (Qur'an, 4:11-12)

It is prescribed for you, when death approaches one of you and if he has some goods to leave, to make a will in favour of his parents and relatives, correctly and fairly: a duty for all those who guard againsy evil. Then if anyone alters it after hearing it, the crime is on the part of those who alter it. Allah is All-Hearing, All-Knowing. But if someone fears bias or wrongdoing on the part of the person making the will, and puts things right between the people involved, in that case he has not committed any crime. Allah is Ever-Forgiving, Most Merciful. (Qur'an, 2:180-182)

TO BE A WITNESS WHEN ONE MAKES A WILL

You who believe! When one of you is near to death and makes a will, two just men from among you should act as witnesses; or, if you are travelling when the misfortune of death occurs, two men who are strangers to you. You should detain them after prayer and, if you are doubtful, they should swear by Allah: 'We will not sell it for any price, even to a near relative, and we will not conceal the testimony of Allah. If we did we would indeed be wrongdoers.' If it then comes to light that the two of them have merited the allegation of wrongdoing, two others who have the most right to do so should take their place and swear by Allah: 'Our testimony is truer than their testimony. We have not committed perjury. If we had we would indeed be wrongdoers.' (Qur'an, 5:106-107)

 

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