1. Those who
reject (Truth), among the People of the Book and among the Polytheists,
were not going to depart (from their ways) until there should come
to them Clear Evidence,-
2. An apostle from Allah,
rehearsing scriptures kept pure and holy:
3. Wherein are laws (or
decrees) right and straight.
4. Nor did the People
of the Book make schisms, until after there came to them Clear Evidence.
5. And they have been
commanded no more than this: To worship Allah, offering Him sincere
devotion, being true (in faith); to establish regular prayer; and
to practise regular charity; and that is the Religion Right and
6. Those who reject (Truth),
among the People of the Book and among the Polytheists, will be
in Hell-Fire, to dwell therein (for aye). They are the worst of
7. Those who have faith
and do righteous deeds,- they are the best of creatures.
8. Their reward is with
Allah. Gardens of Eternity, beneath which rivers flow; they will
dwell therein for ever; Allah well pleased with them, and they with
Him: all this for such as fear their Lord and Cherisher.