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AL-QADR (SEE PRE-ORDAINED DECREE)

QAALU BALAA (THEY SAID: YES)

When your Lord took out all their descendants from the loins of the children of Adam and made them testify against themselves ‘Am I not your Lord?’ they said, ‘We testify that indeed You are!’ Lest you say on the Day of Rising, ‘We knew nothing of this.’ Or lest you say, ‘Our forefathers associated others with Allah before our time, and we are merely descendants coming after them. So are You going to destroy us for what those purveyors of falsehood did?’ (7:172-173)

QARUN

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. Seek the abode of the hereafter with what Allah has given you, without forgetting your portion of this world. And do good as Allah has been good to you. And do not seek to cause corruption in the earth. Allah does not love corrupters.’ he said, ‘I have only been given it because of knowledge I have.’ Did he not know that before him Allah had destroyed generations with far greater strength than his and far more possessions? The evildoers will not be questioned about their sins. He went out among his people in his finery. Those who desired the life of this world said, ‘Oh! If only we had the same as Qarun has been given! What immense good fortune he possesses.’ 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.’ We caused the earth to swallow up both him and his house. There was no group to come to his aid, besides Allah, and he was not someone who is helped. Those who had longed to take his place the day before woke up saying, ‘Allah expands the provision of any of His servants He wills or restricts it. If Allah had not shown great kindness to us, we would have been swallowed up as well. Ah! Truly the disbelievers are not successful.’ That abode of the hereafter–We grant it to those who do not seek to exalt themselves in the earth or to cause corruption in it. The successful outcome is for those who guard against evil. (28:76-83)

And Qarun and Pharaoh and Haman–Musa came with the Clear Signs to them, but they were arrogant on the earth. They could not outstrip Us. (29:39)

We sent Musa with Our Signs and clear authority to Pharaoh, Haman and Qarun. But they said, ‘A lying magician.’ (40:23-24)

QIBLAH (SEE THE DIRECTION)

QIYAMAH (SEE THE LAST DAY)

QUAIL

And We shaded you with clouds and sent down manna and quails to you: ‘Eat of the good things We have provided for you.’ They did not wrong Us; rather it was themselves they were wronging. (2:57)

We divided them up into twelve tribes–communities. We revealed to Musa, when his people asked him for water: ‘Strike the rock with your staff.’ Twelve fountains flowed out from it and all the people knew their drinking place. And We shaded them with clouds and sent down manna and quails to them: ‘Eat of the good things We have provided you with.’ They did not wrong Us; rather it was themselves they wronged. (7:160)

Tribe of Israel! We rescued you from your enemy and made an appointment with you on the right hand side of the Mount and sent down manna and quails for you. (20:80)

QUARREL

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! (2:197)

He (Musa) entered the city at a time when its inhabitants were unaware and found two men fighting there–one from his party and the other from his enemy. The one from his party asked for his support against the other from his enemy. So Musa hit him, dealing him a fatal blow. He said, ‘This is part of Satan’s handiwork. He truly is an outright and misleading enemy.’ (28:15)

QUILT

(Believers will be) reclining on green quilts and exquisite rugs. (55:76)

QUR'AN, THE

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. (2:185)

You who believe! Do not ask about matters which, if they were made known to you, would make things difficult for you. If you do ask about them when the Qur’an is being sent down, they will be made known to you. Allah has ignored them. Allah is Ever-Forgiving, All-Forbearing. (5:101)

Say: ‘What thing is greatest as a witness?’ Say: ‘Allah. He is Witness between me and you. This Qur’an has been revealed to me so that I may warn you by it, and anyone else it reaches. Do you then bear witness that there are other gods together with Allah?’ Say: ‘I do not bear witness.’ Say: ‘He is only One God, and I am free of all you associate with Him.’ (6:19)

When the Qur’an is recited listen to it and be quiet so that hopefully you will gain mercy. (7:20-4)

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. (9:111)

When Our Clear Signs are recited to them, those who do not expect to meet Us say, ‘Bring a Qur’an other than this one or change it.’ Say: ‘It is not for me to change it of my own accord. I follow nothing except what is revealed to me. I fear, were I to disobey my Lord, the punishment of a Dreadful Day.’ (10:15)

This Qur’an could never have been devised by any besides Allah. Rather it is confirmation of what came before it and an elucidation of the Book which contains no doubt from the Lord of all the worlds. (10:37)

You do not engage in any matter or recite any of the Qur’an or do any action without Our witnessing you while you are occupied with it. Not even the smallest speck eludes your Lord, either on earth or in heaven. Nor is there anything smaller than that, or larger, which is not in a Clear Book. (10:61)

We have sent it down as an Arabic Qur’an so that hopefully you will use your intellect. (12:2)

We tell you the best of stories in revealing this Qur’an to you, even though you were unaware of it before it came. (12:3)

Even if there was a Qur’an which moved mountains, or split the earth open or spoke to the dead...! On the contrary! The affair is Allah’s altogether. Do those who believe not know that if Allah had wanted to He could have guided all mankind? Those who disbelieve will not cease to be struck by disaster for what they have done–or a disaster will happen close to their homes–until Allah’s promise is fulfilled. Allah will not fail to keep His promise. (13:31)

Alif Lam Ra. Those are the Signs of the Book and a clear Qur’an. (15:1)

We have given you the Seven Oft-repeated and the Magnificent Qur’an. (15:87)

Just as We sent down punishment on the dissectors, those who divide the Qur’an into little pieces. (15:90-91)

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

This Qur’an guides to the most upright Way and gives good news to the believers who do right actions that they will have a large reward. (17:9)

We have made things clear in this Qur’an so that they might pay heed, but it only makes them run away the more! (17:41)

When you recite the Qur'an, We place an obscuring veil between you and those who do not believe in the hereafter. (17:45)

We have placed covers on their hearts, preventing them from understanding it, and heaviness in their ears. When you mention your Lord alone in the Qur'an, they turn their backs and run away. (17:46)

When We said to you, ‘Surely your Lord encompasses the people with His knowledge.’ We only appointed the vision We showed you and the Accursed Tree in the Qur’an as a trial and temptation for the people. We frighten them, but it only increases them in their excessive insolence. (17:60)

We send down in the Qur’an that which is a healing and a mercy to the believers, but it only increases the wrongdoers in loss. (17:82)

Say: ‘If both men and jinn banded together to produce the like of this Qur'an, they could never produce anything like it, even if they backed each other up.’ (17:88)

We have variegated throughout this Qur’an all kinds of examples for people, but most people spurn anything but disbelief. (17:89)

We have divided up the Qur'an, so you can recite it to mankind at intervals, and We have sent it down little by little. (17:106)

We have variegated throughout this Qur’an all kinds of examples for people, but, more than anything else, man is argumentative! (18:54)

We did not send down the Qur’an to you to make you miserable. (20:2)

In this way We have sent it down as an Arabic Qur’an and We have made various threats in it so that hopefully they will guard against evil or it will spur them into remembrance. (20:113)

High exalted be Allah, the King, the Real! Do not rush ahead with the Qur’an before its revelation to you is complete, and say: ‘My Lord, increase me in knowledge.’ (20:114)

The Messenger says, ‘My Lord, my people treat this Qur’an as something to be ignored.’ (25:30)

Those who disbelieve say, ‘Why was the Qur’an not sent down to him all in one go?’ It is so that We can fortify your heart by it. We have recited it distinctly, little by little. (25:32)

Ta Sin. Those are the Signs of the Qur’an and a Clear Book. (27:1)

You receive the Qur’an directly from One who is All-Wise, All-Knowing. (27:6)

Certainly this Qur’an narrates to the tribe of Israel most of the things about which they differ. (27:76)

‘... and (I have been ordered to) to recite the Qur’an.’ Whoever is guided is only guided to his own good; if someone is misguided just say, ‘I am only a warner.’ (27:92)

He Who has imposed the Qur’an upon you will most certainly bring you back home again. Say: ‘My Lord knows best who has brought true guidance and who is plainly misguided.’ (28:85)

We have made all kinds of examples for people in this Qur’an. If you bring them a Sign those who disbelieve will say, ‘You are just purveyors of falsehood!’ (30:58)

Those who disbelieve say, ‘We will never believe in this Qur'an, nor in what came before it.’ If only you could see when the wrongdoers, standing in the presence of their Lord, cast accusations back and forth at one another! Those deemed weak will say to those deemed great, ‘Were it not for you, we would have been believers!’ (34:31)

(I swear) by the Wise Qur’an. (36:2)

We did not teach him poetry nor would it be right for him. It is simply a reminder and a clear Qur’an. (36:69)

Sâd. (I swear) by the Qur’an holding the Remembrance. (38:1)

We have given all kinds of examples to people in this Qur'an, so that hopefully they will pay heed. (39:27)

(This is) an Arabic Qur’an with no distortion in it, so that hopefully they will guard against evil. (39:28)

A Book whose verses have been demarcated for people who know as an Arabic Qur’an. (41:3)

Those who disbelieve say, ‘Do not listen to this Qur’an. Drown it out so that hopefully you will gain the upper hand.’ (41:26)

If We had made it a Qur’an in a foreign tongue they would have said, ‘Why have its Signs not been made plain? What! A foreign language for an Arab?’ Say: ‘It is guidance and healing for people who believe. Those who do not believe have heaviness in their ears and for them it is blindness. Such people are being called from a very distant place.’ (41:44)

Accordingly We have revealed to you an Arabic Qur’an so that you may warn the Mother of Cities and those around it, and give warning of the Day of Gathering about which there is no doubt: one group in the Garden, the other in the Blazing Fire. (42:7)

We have made it an Arabic Qur’an so that hopefully you will use your intellect. (43:3)

And We diverted a group of jinn towards you to listen to the Qur’an. When they were in earshot of it they said, ‘Be quiet and listen.’ When it was over they went back to their people, warning them. (46:29)

Will they not then ponder the Qur’an or are there locks upon their hearts? (47:24)

Qaf. (I swear) by the Glorious Qur’an! (50:1)

We know best what they say. You are not a dictator over them. So remind, with the Qur'an, whoever fears My Threat. (50:45)

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

The All-Merciful taught the Qur’an. (55:1-2)

It truly is a Noble Qur’an. (56:77)

If We Had sent down this Qur’an onto a mountain, you would have seen it humbled, crushed to pieces out of fear of Allah. We make such examples for people so that hopefully they will reflect. (59:21)

... and recite the Qur’an distinctly. (73:4)

Your Lord knows that you stay up nearly two-thirds of the night–or half of it, or a third of it–and a group of those with you. Allah determines the night and day. He knows you will not keep count of it, so He has turned towards you. Recite as much of the Qur’an as is easy for you. He knows that some of you are ill and that others are travelling in the land seeking Allah’s bounty, and that others are fighting in the Way of Allah. So recite as much of it as is easy for you. And perform prayer and give the alms and lend a generous loan to Allah. Whatever good you send ahead for yourselves you will find it with Allah as something better and as a greater reward. And seek forgiveness from Allah. Allah is Ever-Forgiving, Most Merciful. (73:20)

Its collection and recitation are Our affair. (75:17)

So when We recite it, follow its recitation. (75:18)

It is We Who have sent the Qur’an down to you little by little. (76:23)

What is the matter with them that they have no faith and, when the Qur’an is recited to them, do not prostrate? (84:20-21)

It is indeed a Glorious Qur’an. (85:21)

QURAYSH

In acknowledgment of the established tradition of Quraysh, their tradition of the winter and summer caravans: so let them worship the Lord of this House Who has preserved them from hunger and secured them from fear. (106:1-4)

 

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