98. The Clear Evidence


In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

  1. Those who reject (Truth), among thePeople of the Book and among the Polytheists, were not going to depart (fromtheir ways) until there should come to them Clear Evidence,-

  2. An apostle from Allah, rehearsingscriptures kept pure and holy:

  3. Wherein are laws (or decrees) right andstraight.

  4. Nor did the People of the Book makeschisms, until after there came to them Clear Evidence.

  5. And they have been commanded no morethan this: To worship Allah, offering Him sincere devotion, being true (infaith); to establish regular prayer; and to practise regular charity; andthat is the Religion Right and Straight.

  6. Those who reject (Truth), among thePeople of the Book and among the Polytheists, will be in Hell-Fire, to dwelltherein (for aye). They are the worst of creatures.

  7. Those who have faith and do righteousdeeds,- they are the best of creatures.

  8. Their reward is with Allah. Gardens ofEternity, beneath which rivers flow; they will dwell therein for ever; Allahwell pleased with them, and they with Him: all this for such as fear theirLord and Cherisher.