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Religion: What ALLAH wants believers to do

What ALLAH wants believers to do
(Latif, Lahore, Pakistan)


O ye who believe! let not some men among you laugh at others: it may be that the (latter) are better than the (former): Nor let some women laugh at others: it may be that the (latter) are better than the (former): nor defame nor be sarcastic to each other nor call each other by (offensive) nicknames: Ill-seeming is a name connoting wickedness (to be used of one) after he has believed: And those who do not desist are (Indeed) doing wrong. (49:11) 

O ye who believe! avoid suspicion as much (as possible): for suspicion in some cases is a sin: and spy not on each other nor speak ill of each other behind their backs. Would any of you like to eat the flesh of his dead brother? Nay ye would abhor it...but fear ALLAH: for ALLAH is Oft-Returning Most Merciful. (49:12)


O ye who believe! when ye hold secret counsel do it not for iniquity and hostility and disobedience to the Prophet; but do it for righteousness and self-restraint; and fear ALLAH to whom ye shall be brought back. (58:10)


O ye who believe! When ye are told to make room in the assemblies (spread out and) make room: (Ample) room will ALLAH provide for you. And when ye are told to rise up rise up: ALLAH will raise up to (suitable) ranks (and degrees) those of you who believe and who have been granted Knowledge: and ALLAH is well-acquainted with all ye do. (58:11)


O ye who believe! When ye consult the Apostle in private spend something in charity before your private consultation. That will be best for you and most conducive to purity (of conduct). But if ye find not (the wherewithal) ALLAH is Oft-Forgiving Most Merciful. (58:12)
O ye who believe! put not yourselves forward before ALLAH and His Apostle: But fear ALLAH: for ALLAH is He who hears and knows all things. (49:1)
O ye who believe! raise not your voices above the voice of the Prophet nor speak aloud to him in talk as ye may speak aloud to one another lest your deeds become vain and ye perceive not. (49:2)
O ye who believe! if a wicked person comes to you with any news ascertain the truth lest ye harm people unwittingly and afterwards become full of repentance for what ye have done. (49:6)
O ye who believe! stand out firmly for justice as witnesses to ALLAH even as against yourselves or your parents or your kin and whether it be (against) rich or poor: for ALLAH can best protect both. Follow not the lusts (of your hearts) lest ye swerve and if ye distort (justice) or decline to do justice verily ALLAH is well-acquainted with all that ye do. (4:135)
O ye who believe! believe in ALLAH and his Apostle and the scripture which He hath sent to His Apostle and the scripture which He sent to those before (him). And who denieth ALLAH His angels His Books His Apostles and the Day of Judgement hath gone far far astray.(4:136)
O ye who believe! intoxicants and gambling (dedication of) stones and (divination by) arrows are an abomination of Satan's handiwork: eschew such (abomination) that ye may prosper. (5:90)
O ye who believe! ALLAH doth but make a trial of you in a little matter of game well within reach of your hands and your lances that He may test who feareth Him unseen: any who transgress thereafter will have a grievous penalty. (5:94)
O ye who believe! kill not game while in the Sacred Precincts or in pilgrim garb. If any of you doth so intentionally the compensation is an offering brought to the Ka'ba of a domestic animal equivalent to the one he killed as adjudged by two just men among you; or by way of atonement the feeding of the indigent; or its equivalent in fasts: that he may taste of the penalty of his deed. ALLAH forgives what is past: for repetition ALLAH will exact from him the penalty: for ALLAH is Exalted and Lord of Retribution. (5:95)
O ye who believe! when there come to you believing women refugees examine (and test) them: ALLAH knows best as to their Faith: if ye ascertain that they are Believers then send them not back to the Unbelievers. They are not lawful (wives) for the Unbelievers nor are the (Unbelievers) lawful (husbands) for them. But pay the Unbelievers what they have spent (on their dower). And there will be no blame on you if ye marry them on payment of their dower to them. But hold not to the guardianship of unbelieving women: ask for what ye have spent on their dowers and let the (Unbelievers) ask for what they have spent (on the dowers of women who come over to you). Such is the command of ALLAH: He judges (with justice) between you: and ALLAH is Full of Knowledge and Wisdom. (60:10)
O ye who believe! turn not (for friendship) to people on whom is the Wrath of ALLAH. Of the Hereafter they are already in despair just as the Unbelievers are in despair about those (buried) in graves. (60:13)
O ye who believe! enter not houses other than your own until ye have asked permission and saluted those in them: that is best for you in order that ye may heed (what is seemly). (24:27)
O ye who believe! give of the good things which ye have (honorably) earned and of the fruits of the earth which We have produced for you and do not even aim at getting anything which is bad in order that out of it ye may give away something when ye yourselves would not receive it except with closed eyes. And know that ALLAH is free of all wants and worthy of all praise.(2:267) O ye who believe! celebrate the praises of ALLAH and do this often;(33:41)
O ye who believe! when ye marry believing women and then divorce them before ye have touched them no period of `Iddah have ye to count in respect of them: so give them a present and set them free in a handsome manner. (33:49)
O ye who believe! fear ALLAH and believe in His apostle and He will bestow on you a double portion of His Mercy: He will provide for you a light by which ye shall walk (straight in your path) and He will forgive you (your past): For ALLAH is Oft-Forgiving. Most Merciful: (57:28)
O ye who believe! devour not usury doubled and multiplied; but fear ALLAH; that ye may (really) prosper. (3:130)
O ye who believe! ye are forbidden to inherit women against their will. Nor should ye treat them with harshness that ye may take away part of the dower ye have given them except where they have been guilty of open lewdness; on the contrary live with them on a footing of kindness and equity. If ye take a dislike to them it may be that ye dislike a thing and ALLAH brings about through it a great deal of good. (4:19)
O ye who believe! approach not prayers with a mind befogged until ye can understand all that ye say nor in a state of ceremonial impurity (except when travelling on the road) until after washing your whole body if ye are ill or on a journey or one of you cometh from offices of nature or ye have been in contact with women and ye find no water then take for yourselves clean sand or earth and rub therewith your faces and hands. For ALLAH doth blot out sins and forgive again and again. (4:43)
O ye who believe! enter into Islam whole-heartedly; and follow not the footsteps of the Evil One; for he is to you an avowed enemy.(2:208)
O ye who believe! enter not the Prophet's houses until leave is given you for a meal (and then) not (so early as) to wait for its preparation: but when ye are invited enter; and when ye have taken your meal disperse without seeking familiar talk. Such (behavior) annoys the Prophet: He is ashamed to dismiss you but ALLAH is not ashamed (to tell you) the truth. And when ye ask (his ladies) for anything ye want ask them from before a screen: that makes for greater purity for your hearts and for theirs. Nor is it right for you that ye should annoy ALLAH's Apostle or that ye should marry his widows after him at any time. Truly such a thing is in ALLAH's sight an enormity. (33:53)
O ye who believe! obey ALLAH and his apostle and turn not away from him when ye hear (him speak).(8:20)
O ye who believe! give your response to ALLAH and His apostle when He calleth you to that which will give you life; and know that ALLAH cometh in between a man and his heart and that it is He to whom Ye shall (all) be gathered.(8:24)
O ye that believe! betray not the trust of ALLAH and the apostle nor misappropriate knowingly things entrusted to you. (8:27)
O ye who believe! take not My enemies and yours as friends (or protectors) offering them (your) love even though they have rejected the Truth that has come to you and have (on the contrary) driven out the Prophet and yourselves (from your homes) (simply) because ye believe in ALLAH your Lord! If ye have come out to strive in My Way and to seek My Good Pleasure (take them not as friends) holding secret converse of love (and friendship) with them: for I know full well all that ye conceal and all that ye reveal. And any of you that does this has strayed from the Straight Path. (60:1)
O ye who believe! shall I lead you to a bargain that will save you from a grievous Penalty? (61:10)
That ye believe in ALLAH and His Apostle and that ye strive (your utmost) in the Cause of ALLAH with your property and your persons: that will be best for you if ye but knew! (61:11)
O ye who believe! be ye helpers of ALLAH: as said Jesus the son of Mary to the Disciples "Who will be my helpers to (the work of) ALLAH?" Said the Disciples "We are ALLAH's helpers!" Then a portion of the Children of Israel believed and a portion disbelieved: but We gave power to those who believed against their enemies and they became the ones that prevailed. (61:14)
O ye who believe! save yourselves and your families from a Fire whose fuel is Men and Stones over which are (appointed) angels stern (and) severe who flinch not (from executing) the Commands they receive from ALLAH but do (precisely) what they are commanded. (66:6)
O ye who believe! if any from among you turn back from his faith soon will ALLAH produce a people whom He will love as they will love Him lowly with the believers mighty against the rejecters fighting in the way of ALLAH and never afraid of the reproaches of such as find fault. That is the Grace of ALLAH which He will bestow on whom He pleaseth: and ALLAH encompasseth all and He knoweth all things.(5:54) Your (real) friends are (no less than) ALLAH His Apostle and the (fellowship of) believers those who establish regular prayers and regular charity and they bow down humbly (in worship).(5:55)
As to those who turn (for friendship) to ALLAH His Apostle and the (fellowship of) believers it is the fellowship of ALLAH that must certainly triumph.(5:56)
O ye who believe! take not for friends and protectors those who take your religion for a mockery or sport whether among those who received the Scripture before you or among those who reject faith; but fear ye ALLAH if ye have Faith (indeed). (5:57)
O ye who believe! what is the matter with you then when ye are asked to go forth in the cause of ALLAH ye cling heavily to the earth? Do ye prefer the life of this world to the hereafter? But little is the comfort of this life as compared with the hereafter. (6:38)
O ye who believe! fear ALLAH and give up what remains of your demand for usury if ye are indeed believers.(2:278)
If ye do it not take notice of war from ALLAH and his Apostle: but if ye turn back ye shall have your capital sums; deal not unjustly and ye shall not be dealt with unjustly. (2:279)
If the debtor is in a difficulty grant him time till it is easy for him to repay. But if ye remit if by way of charity that is best for you if ye only knew.(2:280)
And fear the day when ye shall be brought back to ALLAH. Then shall every soul be paid what it earned and none shall be dealt with unjustly.(2:281)
O ye who believe! fasting is prescribed to you as it was prescribed to those before you that ye may (learn) self-restraint. (2:183)
(Fasting) for a fixed number of days; but if any of you is ill or on a journey the prescribed number (should be made up) from days later. For those who can do it (with hardship) is a ransom the feeding of one that is indigent. But he that will give more of his own free will it is better for him and it is better for you that ye fast if ye only knew.(2:184) Ramadan is the (month) in which was sent down the Qur'an as a guide to mankind also clear (Signs) for guidance and judgement (between right and wrong). So everyone of you who is present (at his home) during that month should spend it in fasting but if anyone is ill or on a journey the prescribed period (should be made up) by days later. ALLAH intends every facility for you He does not want to put you to difficulties. (He wants you) to complete the prescribed period and to glorify Him in that He has guided you; and perchance ye shall be grateful. (2:185)
Permitted to you on the night of the fasts is the approach to your wives. They are your garments. And ye are their garments. ALLAH knoweth what ye used to do secretly among yourselves; but He turned to you and forgave you; so now associate with them and seek what ALLAH hath ordained for you and eat and drink until the white thread of dawn appear to you distinct from its black thread; then complete your fast till the night appears; but do not associate with your wives while ye are in retreat in the mosques. Those are limits (set by) ALLAH; approach not nigh thereto. Thus doth ALLAH make clear His signs to men that they may learn self-restraint. (2:187)
O ye who believe! guard your own souls: if ye follow (right) guidance no hurt can come to you from those who stray. The goal of you all is to ALLAH: it is He that will show you the truth of all that ye do. (5:105)
O ye who believe! when death approaches any of you (take) witnesses among yourselves when making bequests two just men of your own (brotherhood) or others from outside if ye are journeying through the earth and the chance of death befalls you (thus). If ye doubt (their truth) detain them both after prayer and let them both swear by ALLAH: "We wish not in this for any worldly gain even though the (beneficiary) be our near relation: we shall hide not the evidence before ALLAH: if we do then behold! the sin be upon us!" (5:106)
O ye who believe! when ye meet the unbelievers in hostile array never turn your backs to them. (8:15)
If any do turn his back to them on such a day unless it be in a stratagem of war or to retreat to a troop (of his own) He draws on himself the wrath of ALLAH and his abode is Hell and evil refuge (indeed)!(8:16)
O ye who believe! obey ALLAH and obey the Apostle and make not vain your deeds!(47:33)
O ye who believe! why say ye that which ye do not? (61:2)
Grievously odious is it in the sight of ALLAH that ye say that which ye do not.(61:3)
Truly ALLAH loves those who fight in His Cause in battle array as if they were a solid cemented structure.(61:4)
O ye who believe! when ye deal with each other in transactions involving future obligations in a fixed period of time reduce them to writing. Let a scribe write down faithfully as between the parties: let not the scribe refuse to write as ALLAH has taught him so let him write. Let him who incurs the liability dictate but let him fear his Lord ALLAH and not diminish aught of what he owes. If the party liable is mentally deficient or weak or unable himself to dictate let his guardian dictate faithfully. And get two witnesses out of your own men and if there are not two men then a man and two women such as ye choose for witnesses so that if one of them errs the other can remind her. The witnesses should not refuse when they are called on (for evidence). Disdain not to reduce to writing (your contract) for a future period whether it be small or big: it is juster in the sight of ALLAH more suitable as evidence and more convenient to prevent doubts among yourselves; but if it be a transaction which ye carry out on the spot among yourselves there is no blame on you if ye reduce it not to writing. But take witnesses whenever ye make a commercial contract; and let neither scribe nor witness suffer harm. If ye do (such harm) it would be wickedness in you. So fear ALLAH; for it is ALLAH that teaches you. And ALLAH is well acquainted with all things. (2:282)
If ye are on a journey and cannot find a scribe a pledge with possession (may serve the purpose). And if one of you deposits a thing on trust with another let the trustee (faithfully) discharge his trust and let him fear his Lord. Conceal not evidence; for whoever conceals it his heart is tainted with sin. And ALLAH knoweth all that ye do(2:283)
O ye who believe! stand out firmly for ALLAH as witnesses to fair dealing and let not the hatred of others to you make you swerve to wrong and depart from justice. Be just: that is next to Piety: and fear ALLAH for ALLAH is well-acquainted with all that ye do. (5:8)
O ye who believe! call in remembrance the favor of ALLAH unto you when certain men formed the design to stretch out their hands against you but (ALLAH) held back their hands from you: so fear ALLAH. And on ALLAH let believers put (all) their trust. (5:11)
O ye who believe! if ye will aid (the cause of) ALLAH He will aid you and plant your feet firmly.(47:7)
But those who reject (ALLAH) for them is destruction and (ALLAH) will render their deeds astray (from their mark). (47:8)
That is because they hate the Revelation of ALLAH; so He has made their deeds fruitless. (47:9)
Do they not travel through the earth and see what was the End of those before them (who did evil)? ALLAH brought utter destruction on them and similar (fates await) those who reject ALLAH. (47:10)
That is because ALLAH is the Protector of those who believe but those who reject ALLAH have no protector.(47:11)
O ye who believe! take not into your intimacy those outside your ranks; they will not fail to corrupt you. They only desire your ruin: rank hatred has already appeared from their mouths; what their hearts conceal is far worse. We have made plain to you the Signs if ye have wisdom.(3:118)
Ah! ye are those who love them but they love you not though ye believe in the whole of the Book. When they meet you they say "We believe"; but when they are alone they bite off the very tips of their fingers at you in their rage. Say: "Perish in your rage; ALLAH knoweth well all the secrets of the heart." (3:119)
If aught that is good befalls you it grieves them; but if some misfortune overtakes you they rejoice at it. But if ye are constant and do right not the least harm will their cunning do to you for ALLAH compasseth round about all that they do.(3:120)

Compiled by: Muhammad Latif Chaudhery
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