62. Friday

  1. Whatever is in the heavens and on earth,doth declare the Praises and Glory of Allah,- the Sovereign, the Holy One,the Exalted in Might, the Wise.

  2. It is He Who has sent amongst theUnlettered an apostle from among themselves, to rehearse to them His Signs,to sanctify them, and to instruct them in Scripture and Wisdom,- althoughthey had been, before, in manifest error;-

  3. As well as (to confer all these benefitsupon) others of them, who have not already joined them: And He is exalted inMight, Wise.

  4. Such is the Bounty of Allah, which Hebestows on whom He will: and Allah is the Lord of the highest bounty.

  5. The similitude of those who were chargedwith the (obligations of the) Mosaic Law, but who subsequently failed inthose (obligations), is that of a donkey which carries huge tomes (butunderstands them not). Evil is the similitude of people who falsify theSigns of Allah. and Allah guides not people who do wrong.

  6. Say: “O ye that stand on Judaism! If yethink that ye are friends to Allah, to the exclusion of (other) men, thenexpress your desire for Death, if ye are truthful!”

  7. But never will they express their desire(for Death), because of the (deeds) their hands have sent on before them!and Allah knows well those that do wrong!

  8. Say: “The Death from which ye flee willtruly overtake you: then will ye be sent back to the Knower of things secretand open: and He will tell you (the truth of) the things that ye did!”

  9. O ye who believe! When the call isproclaimed to prayer on Friday (the Day of Assembly), hasten earnestly tothe Remembrance of Allah, and leave off business (and traffic): That is bestfor you if ye but knew!

  10. And when the Prayer is finished, thenmay ye disperse through the land, and seek of the Bounty of Allah. andcelebrate the Praises of Allah often (and without stint): that ye mayprosper.

  11. But when they see some bargain or someamusement, they disperse headlong to it, and leave thee standing. Say: “The(blessing) from the Presence of Allah is better than any amusement orbargain! and Allah is the Best to provide (for all needs).”