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Harun Yahya - An Index To The Qur'an
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IBLIS
IBRAHIM (AS) (ABRAHAM)
IDDAH
IDOL
IDOLATERS (MUSHRIQUN)
IDRIS (AS)
"IF ALLAH WILLS"(INSHA'ALLAH)
IGNORANCE
IGNORANT
IHRAM (STATE OF PILGRIMAGE)

IKHLAS
ILL FORTUNE
ILLITERATE
ILLNESS
ILYAS (AS)
IMMORTAL
IMPUDENCE
IMPURITY
IMRAN
INJIL
INCONSISTENCY
INDECENCY
INFANT
INHABITANT

INHERIT - BEQUEATH
INK
INSHA'ALLAH
INSIGHT
INSOLENCE
INSPIRATION
INTELLECT - INTELLIGENCE
INTENTION
INTERCESSION
INTERPRETATION
INTIMATE
IRAM
IRON

IRRIGATION
'ISA (AS) (JESUS)
ISHAQ (AS)
ISLAM
ISMA'IL (AS)
ISRAEL
ITIKAAF
"IT IS AS ALLAH WILLS" (MASHA'LLAH)
 

IBLIS (SEE DIABOLIS)


IBRAHIM (AS) (ABRAHAM)

Remember when Ibrahim was tested by his Lord with certain words which he carried out completely. He said, 'I will make you a model for mankind.' He asked, 'And what of my descendants?' He said, 'My contract does not include the wrongdoers.' (2:124)

And when We made the House (Kaaba) a place of return, a sanctuary for mankind: They took the place where Ibrahim stood (to pray) as a place of prayer. We contracted with Ibrahim and Isma'il: 'Purify My House for those who circle it, and those who stay there, and those who bow and who prostrate.' (2:125)

And when Ibrahim said, 'My Lord, make this a place of safety and provide its inhabitants with fruits-all of them who believe in Allah and the Last Day,' He said, 'I will let anyone who becomes a disbeliever enjoy himself a little but then I will drive him to the punishment of the Fire. What an evil destination!' (2:126)

And when Ibrahim built the foundations of the House with Isma'il: 'Our Lord, accept this from us! You are the All-Hearing, the All-Knowing. Our Lord, make us both Muslims submitted to You, and our descendants a Muslim community submitted to You. Show us our rites of worship and turn towards us. You are the Ever-Returning, the Most Merciful.' (2:127-128)

Who would deliberately renounce the religion of Ibrahim except someone who reveals himself to be a fool? We chose him in this world and in the hereafter he will be one of the righteous. (2:130)

When his Lord said to him, 'Become a Muslim!' he said, 'I am a Muslim who has submitted to the Lord of all the worlds.' (2:131)

Ibrahim directed his sons to this, as did Ya'qub: 'My sons! Allah has chosen this religion for you, so do not die except as Muslims.' (2:132)

Or were you present when death came to Ya'qub and he said to his sons, 'What will you worship when I have gone?' They said, 'We will worship your God, the God of your forefathers, Ibrahim, Isma'il and Ishaq- one God. We are Muslims submitted to Him.' (2:133)

They say, 'Be Jews or Christians and you will be guided.' Say, 'Rather adopt the religion of Ibrahim, a man of natural pure belief. He was not one of the idolaters.' (2:135)

Say, 'We believe in Allah and what has been sent down to us and what was sent down to Ibrahim and Isma'il and Ishaq and Ya'qub and the Tribes, and what Musa and 'Isa were given, and what all the Prophets were given by their Lord. We do not differentiate between any of them. We are Muslims submitted to Him.' (2:136)

Or do they say that Ibrahim and Isma'il and Ishaq and Ya'qub and the Tribes were Jews or Christians? Say, 'Do you know better or does Allah?' Who could do greater wrong than someone who hides the evidence he has been given by Allah? Allah is not unaware of what you do. (2:140)

What about the one who argued with Ibrahim about his Lord, on the basis that Allah had given him sovereignty? Ibrahim said, 'My Lord is He Who gives life and causes to die.' He said, 'I too give life and cause to die.' Ibrahim said, 'Allah makes the sun come from the East. Make it come from the West.' And the one who was a disbeliever was dumbfounded. Allah does not guide wrongdoing people. (2:258)

When Ibrahim said, 'My Lord, show me how You bring the dead to life.' He asked, 'Do you not then believe?' He replied, 'Indeed I do! But so that my heart may be at peace.' He said, 'Take four birds and train them to yourself. Then put a part of them on each mountain and call to them; they will come rushing to you. Know that Allah is Almighty, All-Wise.' (2:260)

Allah chose Adam and Nuh and the family of Ibrahim and the family of 'Imran over all other beings. (3:33)

(Say,) 'People of the Book! Why do you argue concerning Ibrahim when the Torah and Gospel were only sent down after him? Why do you not use your intellect?' (3:65)

Ibrahim was neither a Jew nor a Christian. but a man of pure natural belief-a Muslim. He was not one of the idolaters. (3:67)

The people with the strongest claim to Ibrahim are those who followed him and this Prophet and those who believe. Allah is the Protector of the believers. (3:68)

Say, 'We believe in Allah and what has been sent down to us and what was sent down to Ibrahim, Isma'il and Ishaq and Ya'qub and the Tribes, and what Musa and 'Isa and all the Prophets were given by their Lord. We do not differentiate between any of them. We are Muslims submitted to Him.' (3:84)

Say, 'Allah speaks the truth, so follow the religion of Ibrahim, a man of pure natural belief. He was not one of the idolaters.' (3:95)

In it are Clear Signs-the place where Ibrahim stood (to pray). All who enter it are safe. Pilgrimage to the House is a duty owed to Allah by all mankind-those who can find a way to do it. But if anyone disbelieves, Allah is Rich Beyond Need of any being. (3:97)

Or do they in fact envy other people for the bounty Allah has granted them? We gave the family of Ibrahim the Book and Wisdom, and We gave them an immense kingdom. (4:54)

Who could have a better religion than someone who submits himself completely to Allah and is a good-doer, and follows the religion of Ibrahim, a man of pure natural belief? Allah took Ibrahim as an intimate friend. (4:125)

We have revealed to you as We revealed to Nuh and the Prophets who came after him. And We revealed to Ibrahim and Isma'il and Ishaq and Ya'qub and the Tribes, and 'Isa and Ayyub and Yunus and Harun and Sulayman. And We gave Dawud the Zabur. (4:163)

Remember when Ibrahim said to his father, Azar, 'Do you take idols as gods? I see that you and your people are clearly misguided.' (6:74)

Because of that We showed Ibrahim the dominions of the heavens and the earth so that he might be one of the people of certainty. (6:75)

When night covered him he saw a star and said, 'This is my Lord!' Then when it set he said, 'I do not love what sets.' (6:76)

Then when he saw the moon come up he said, 'This is my Lord!' Then when it set he said, 'If my Lord does not guide me, I will be one of the misguided people.' (6:77)

Then when he saw the sun come up he said, 'This is my Lord! This is greater!' Then when it set he said, 'My people, I am free of what you associate with Allah! I have turned my face to Him Who brought the heavens and earth into being, a pure natural believer. I am not one of the idolaters.' (6:78-79)

His people argued with him. He said, 'Are you arguing with me about Allah when He has guided me? I have no fear of any partner you ascribe to Him unless my Lord should will such a thing to happen. My Lord encompasses all things in His knowledge so will you not pay heed? Why should I fear what you have associated with Him when you yourselves apparently have no fear of associating partners with Allah for which He has sent down no authority to you? Which of the two parties is more entitled to feel safe, if you have any knowledge?' (6:80-81)

This is the argument We gave to Ibrahim against his people. We raise in rank anyone We will. Your Lord is All-Wise, All-Knowing. (6:83)

We gave him Ishaq and Ya'qub, each of whom We guided. And before him We had guided Nuh. And among his descendants were Dawud and Sulayman, and Ayyub, Yusuf, Musa and Harun. That is how We recompense the good-doers. (6:84)

Say: 'My Lord has guided me to a straight path, a well-founded religion, the religion of Ibrahim, a man of pure natural belief. He was not one of the idolaters.' (6:161)

Has the news of those who came before them not reached them the people of Nuh and 'Ad and Thamud, and the people of Ibrahim and the inhabitants of Madyan and the overturned cities? Their Messengers brought them the Clear Signs. Allah did not wrong them; rather they wronged themselves. (9:70)

Ibrahim would not have asked forgiveness for his father but for a promise he made to him, and when it became clear to him that he was an enemy of Allah, he renounced him. Ibrahim was tender-hearted and forbearing. (9:114)

Our messengers brought the good news to Ibrahim. They said, 'Peace!' and he too said, 'Peace!' and brought in a roasted calf without delay. (11:69)

When he saw that their hands were not reaching for it, he suspected them and felt afraid of them. They said, 'Have no fear! We have been sent to the people of Lut.' (11:70)

His wife was standing there and she laughed out loud. So We gave her the good news of Ishaq, and beyond Ishaq, Ya'qub. (11:71)

She said, 'Woe is me! How can I give birth when I am an old woman and my husband here is an aged man? This is indeed an astonishing thing!' (11:72)

They said, 'Are you astonished at Allah's command? May Allah's mercy and His blessings be upon you, People of the House! He is Praiseworthy, All-Glorious.' (11:73)

When the feeling of fear left Ibrahim, and the good news reached him, he disputed with Us about the people of Lut. (11:74)

Ibrahim was forbearing, compassionate, penitent. (11:75)

'Ibrahim, turn away from this! Your Lord's command has come. A punishment is coming to them which cannot be repelled.' (11:76)

(Ya'qub said to Yusuf,) 'Accordingly your Lord will pick you out and teach you the true meaning of events and perfectly fulfil His blessing on you as well as on the family of Ya'qub as He fulfilled it perfectly before upon your forebears, Ibrahim and Ishaq. Most certainly your Lord is Knowing, Wise.' (12:6)

(Yusuf said,) 'I hold fast to the creed of my forebears Ibrahim and Ishaq and Ya'qub. We don't associate anything with Allah. And that is how Allah has favoured us and all mankind, but most do not give thanks.' (12:38)

When Ibrahim said, 'My Lord! Make this land a place of safety and keep me and my sons from worshipping idols. My Lord! They have misguided many of mankind. If anyone follows me, he is with me but if anyone disobeys me, You are Ever-Forgiving, Most Merciful. Our Lord! I have settled some of my offspring by Your Sacred House in an uncultivated valley. Our Lord! Let them perform prayer! Make the hearts of mankind incline towards them and provide them with fruits, so that hopefully they will be thankful. Our Lord! You know what we keep hidden and what we divulge. Nothing is hidden from Allah either on the earth or in heaven. Praise be to Allah Who, despite my old age, has given me Isma'il and Ishaq. My Lord is the Hearer of Prayer. My Lord! Make me and my descendants people who perform prayer. My Lord! Accept my prayer. Our Lord! Forgive me and my parents and the believers on the Day the Reckoning takes place.' (14:35-41)

And tell them about the guests of Ibrahim. (15:51)

When they came in to him, they said, 'Peace!' He said, 'Truly we are afraid of you.' (15:52)

They said, 'Do not be afraid. We bring you the good news of a boy of great knowledge.' (15:53)

He said, 'Do you bring me this good news despite the fact of old age having reached me? What kind of good news are you bringing me?' (15:54)

They said, 'We bring you good news of the truth, so do not be among those who despair.' (15:55)

He said, 'Who despairs of the mercy of his Lord except for misguided people?' (15:56)

He added, 'What is your business, messengers?' (15:57)

They said, 'We have been sent to a people who are evildoers-with the exception of the family of Lut, all of whom We will save, except for his wife. We have decreed her to be one of those who stay behind.' (15:58-60)

Ibrahim was a community in himself, exemplary, obedient to Allah, a man of pure natural belief. He was not one of the idolaters. (16:120)

He was thankful for His blessings. Allah chose him and guided him to a straight path. (16:121)

We gave him good in this world and in the hereafter he will be one of the righteous. (16:122)

Then We revealed to you: 'Follow the religion of Ibrahim, a man of pure natural belief. He was not one of the idolaters.' (16:123)

Mention Ibrahim in the Book. He was a true man and a Prophet. (19:41)

Remember when he said to his father, 'Father, why do you worship what can neither hear nor see and is not of any use to you at all? Father, knowledge which never reached you has come to me, so follow me and I will guide you to the right path. Father, do not worship Satan. Satan was disobedient to the All-Merciful. Father, I am afraid that a punishment from the All-Merciful will afflict you, and turn you into a comrade of Satan.' (19:42-45)

He said, 'Do you forsake my gods, Ibrahim? If you do not stop, I will stone you. Keep away from me for a good long time.' (19:46)

He said, 'Peace be upon you. I will ask my Lord to forgive you. He has always honoured me. I will separate myself from you and all you call upon besides Allah and I will call upon my Lord. It may well be that, in calling on my Lord, I will not be disappointed.' (19:47-48)

When he had separated himself from them, and what they worshipped besides Allah, We gave him Ishaq and Ya'qub, making each of them a Prophet. (19:49)

We endowed them with Our mercy and made them highly honoured. (19:50)

Those are some of the Prophets Allah has blessed, from the descendants of Adam and from those We carried with Nuh, and from the descendants of Ibrahim and Isra'il and from those We guided and chose. When the Signs of the All-Merciful were recited to them they fell on their faces, weeping, in prostration. (19:58)

We gave Ibrahim his right guidance early on, and We had complete knowledge of him. (21:51)

When he said to his father and his people, 'What are these statues you are clinging to?' (21:52)

They said, 'We found our fathers worshipping them.' (21:53)

He said, 'You and your fathers are clearly misguided.' (21:54)

They said, 'Have you brought us the truth or are you playing games?' (21:55)

He said, 'Far from it! Your Lord is the Lord of the heavens and the earth, He Who brought them into being. I am one of those who bear witness to that. By Allah, I will devise some scheme against your idols when your backs are turned.' (21:56-57)

He broke them in pieces, except for the biggest one, so that they would have it to consult! (21:58)

They said, 'Who has done this to our gods? He is definitely one of the wrongdoers!' (21:59)

They said, 'We heard a young man mentioning them. They call him Ibrahim.' (21:60)

They said, 'Bring him before the people's eyes so they can be witnesses.' (21:61)

They said, 'Did you do this to our gods, Ibrahim?' (21:62)

He said, 'No, this one, the biggest of them, did it. Ask them if they are able to speak!' (21:63)

They consulted among themselves and said, 'It is you yourselves who are wrongdoers.' (21:64)

But then they relapsed back into their disbelief: 'You know full well these idols cannot talk.' (21: 65)

He said, 'Do you then worship, instead of Allah, what cannot help or harm you in any way? Shame on you and what you worship besides Allah! Will you not use your intellect?' (21:66-67)

They said, 'Burn him and support your gods if you are resolved to do something.' (21:68)

We said, 'Fire, be coolness and peace for Ibrahim!' (21:69)

They desired to trap him but We made them the losers. (21:70)

We delivered both him and Lut to the land which We had blessed for all beings. (21:71)

And in addition to that We gave him Ishaq and Ya'qub and made both of them righteous. (21:72)

We made them leaders, guiding by Our command, and revealed to them how to do good actions and perform prayer and give the alms, and they worshipped Us. (21:73)

And We located the position of the House for Ibrahim: 'Do not associate anything with Me and purify My House for those who circle it, and those who stand and bow and prostrate. (22:26)

Announce the Pilgrimage to mankind. They will come to you on foot and on every sort of lean animal, coming by every distant road. (22:27)

If they deny you, the people of Nuh before them denied him and those of 'Ad and of Thamud and the people of Ibrahim and the people of Lut. (22:42-43)

Strive for Allah with the striving due to Him. He has selected you and not placed any constraint upon you in the religion-the religion of your forefather Ibrahim. He named you Muslims before and also in this, so that the Messenger could be witness against you and you could be witnesses against all mankind. So perform prayer and give the alms and hold fast to Allah. He is your Protector-the Best Protector, the Best Helper. (22:78)

Recite to them the story of Ibrahim (26:69)

When he said to his father and his people, 'What do you worship?' (26:70)

They said, 'We worship idols and will continue to cling to them.' (26:71)

He said, 'Do they hear you when you call or do they help you or do you harm?' (26:72-73)

They said, 'No, but this is what we found our fathers doing.' (26:74)

He said, 'Have you really thought about what you worship, you and your fathers who came before? They are all my enemies-except for the Lord of all the worlds: He Who created me and guides me; He Who gives me food and gives me drink; and when I am ill, it is He Who heals me; He Who will cause my death, then give me life; He Who I sincerely hope will forgive my mistakes on the Day of Reckoning. My Lord, give me right judgement and unite me with the righteous; and make me highly esteemed among the later peoples; and make me one of the inheritors of the Garden of Delight; and forgive my father-he was one of the misguided; and do not disgrace me on the Day they are raised up, the Day when neither wealth nor sons will be of any use-except to those who come to Allah with sound and flawless hearts.' (26:75-89)

And Ibrahim, when he said to his people, 'Worship Allah and have fear of Him. That is better for you if you only knew.' (29:16)

And if you deny it, nations before you also denied the truth. The Messenger is only responsible for clear transmission. (29:18)

The only answer of his people was to say: 'Kill him or burn him!' But Allah rescued him from the fire. There are certainly Signs in that for people who are believers. (29:24)

He said, 'You have adopted idols apart from Allah as tokens of mutual affection in this world. But then on the Day of Rising you will reject one another and curse one another. The Fire will be your shelter. You will have no helpers.' (29:25)

And Lut believed in him. He said, 'I am leaving this place to follow the pleasure of my Lord. He is the Almighty, the All Wise.' (29:26)

We gave him Ishaq and Ya'qub and placed Prophethood and the Book among his progeny. We gave him his reward in this world and in the hereafter he will be among the righteous. (29:27)

When Our messengers came with the good news to Ibrahim, they said, 'We are going to destroy the people of this city. Truly its inhabitants are wrongdoers.' (29:31)

He said, 'Lut is in it.' They said, 'We know very well who is in it. We are going to rescue him and his family-except for his wife. She will be one of those who stay behind.' (29:32)

When We made a covenant with all the Prophets-with you and with Nuh and Ibrahim and Musa and 'Isa son of Maryam-We made a binding covenant with them. (33:7)

One of his followers in faith was Ibrahim when he came to his Lord with an unblemished heart, and said to his father and his people, 'What are you worshipping? Is it falsehood-gods besides Allah-that you desire? So what are your thoughts about the Lord of all the worlds?' (37:83-87)

He took a look at the stars and said, 'I am sick.' (37:88-89)

So they turned their backs on him. (37:90)

He turned surreptitiously to their gods and said, 'Do you not eat? What is the matter with you that you do not speak?' (37:91-92)

He turned on them, striking out with his right hand. (37:93)

They came rushing back to him. (37:94)

He said, 'Do you worship something you have carved when Allah created both you and what you do?' (37:95-96)

They said, 'Build a pyre for him and fling him into the blaze!' (37:97)

They tried to outwit him but We made them the lowest. (37:98)

He said, 'I am going towards my Lord; He will be my guide. My Lord, bestow on me a right-acting child!' (37:99-100)

And We gave him the good news of a forbearing boy. (37:101)

When he was of an age to work with him, he said, 'My son, I saw in a dream that I must sacrifice you. What do you think about this?' He said, 'Do as you are ordered, father. Allah willing, you will find me resolute.' (37:102)

Then when they had both submitted and he had lain him face down on the ground, We called out to him, 'Ibrahim! you have discharged your vision.' That is how We recompense good-doers. (37:103-105)

This was indeed a most manifest trial. (37:106)

We ransomed him with a mighty sacrifice and left the later people saying of him: 'Peace be upon Ibrahim.' (37:107-109)

That is how We recompense good-doers. (37:110)

He truly was one of Our believing servants. (37:111)

We gave him the good news of Ishaq, a Prophet, one of the righteous. (37:112)

We showered blessings upon him and upon Ishaq. Among their descendants are good-doers and also people who clearly wrong themselves. (37:7113)

And remember Our servants Ibrahim, Ishaq and Ya'qub, men of true strength and inner sight. (38:45)

We purified their sincerity through sincere remembrance of the Abode. (38:46)

In Our eyes they are among the best of chosen men. (38:47)

He has laid down the same religion for you as He enjoined on Nuh: that which We have revealed to you and which We enjoined on Ibrahim, Musa and 'Isa: 'Establish the religion and do not make divisions in it.' What you call the idolaters to follow is very hard for them. Allah chooses for Himself anyone He wills and guides to Himself those who turn to Him. (42:13)

When Ibrahim said to his father and his people, 'I am free of everything you worship, except for Him Who brought me into being, Who will certainly guide me,' (43:26-27)

Has the story reached you of the honoured guests of Ibrahim? (51:24)

When they entered his dwelling and said, 'Peace!' he said, 'Peace, to people we do not know.' (51:25)

So he slipped off to his household and brought a fattened calf. (51:26)

He offered it to them and then exclaimed, 'Do you not then eat?' (51:27)

He felt afraid of them but they said, 'Do not be afraid!' and gave him the good news of a son imbued with knowledge. (51:28)

His wife came up with a shriek and struck her face and said, 'What, and me a barren old woman!' (51:29)

They said, 'That is what your Lord says. He is the All-Wise, the All-Knowing.' (51:30)

He inquired, 'What, then, is your business, messengers?' (51:31)

They said, 'We have been sent to a people of evildoers to unleash upon them lumps of clay earmarked by your Lord for the profligate.' (51:32-34)

We brought out all the believers who were there but found in it only one house of Muslims. (51:35-36)

Or has he not been informed what is in the texts of Musa and of Ibrahim, who paid his dues in full? (53:36-37)

We sent Nuh and Ibrahim and placed Prophethood and the Book among their descendants. Some of them are guided but many of them are deviators. (57:26)

You have an excellent example in Ibrahim and those with him, when they said to their people, 'We wash our hands of you and all that you worship apart from Allah, and we reject you. Between us and you there will be enmity and hatred for ever unless and until you believe in Allah alone.' Except for Ibrahim's words to his father: 'I will ask forgiveness for you but I have no power to help you in any way against Allah.' 'Our Lord, we have put our trust in You and have repented to You. You are our final destination.' (60:4)

This is certainly in the earlier texts, the texts of Ibrahim and Musa. (87:18-19)


IDDAH (SEE WAITING PERIOD (FOR WOMEN))


IDOL

Remember when Ibrahim said to his father, Azar, 'Do you take idols as gods? I see that you and your people are clearly misguided.' (6:74)

We conveyed the tribe of Israel across the sea and they came upon some people who were devoting themselves to some idols which they had. They said, 'Musa, give us a god just as these people have gods.' He said, 'You are indeed an ignorant people.' (7:138)

When Ibrahim said, 'My Lord! Make this land a place of safety and keep me and my sons from worshipping idols.' (14:35)

(Ibrahim said,) 'By Allah, I will devise some scheme against your idols when your backs are turned.' (21:57)

That is it. If someone honours Allah's sacred things, that is better for him in his Lord's sight. All livestock are permitted to you except what has already been recited to you. Have done with the defilement of idols and have done with telling lies. (22:30)

They said, 'We worship idols and will continue to cling to them.' (26:71)

(Ibrahim said,) 'Instead of Allah you worship only idols. You are inventing a lie. Those you worship besides Allah have no power to provide for you. So seek your provision from Allah and worship Him and give thanks to Him. It is to Him you will be returned.' (29:17)

He (Ibrahim) said, 'You have adopted idols apart from Allah as tokens of mutual affection in this world. But then on the Day of Rising you will reject one another and curse one another. The Fire will be your shelter. You will have no helpers.' (29:25)

Or do they have some god other than Allah? Glory be to Allah above any idol they propose! (52:43)


IDOLATERS (MUSHRIQUN)

Rather you will find them the people greediest for life, along with the idolaters. One of them would love to be allowed to live a thousand years. But being allowed to live would not save him from the punishment. Allah sees what they do. (2:96)

Those of the People of the Book who disbelieve and the idolaters do not like anything good to be sent down to you from your Lord. But Allah selects for His mercy whomever He wills. Allah's favour is truly vast. (2:105)

They say, 'Be Jews or Christians and you will be guided.' Say, 'Rather adopt the religion of Ibrahim, a man of natural pure belief. He was not one of the idolaters.' (2:135)

Do not marry women of the idolaters until they believe. A slavegirl who is one of the believers is better for you than a woman of the idolaters, even though she may attract you. And do not marry men of the idolaters until they believe. A slave who is one of the believers is better for you than a man of the idolaters, even though he may attract you. Such people call you to the Fire whereas Allah calls you, with His permission, to the Garden and forgiveness. He makes His Signs clear to people so that hopefully they will pay heed. (2:221)

Ibrahim was neither a Jew nor a Christian but a man of pure natural belief-a Muslim. He was not one of the idolaters. (3:67)

Say, 'Allah speaks the truth, so follow the religion of Ibrahim, a man of pure natural belief. He was not one of the idolaters.' (3:95)

You will be tested in your wealth and in yourselves and you will hear many abusive words from those given the Book before you and from those who are idolaters. But if you are steadfast and guard against evil, that is the most resolute course to take. (3:186)

You will find that the people most hostile to those who believe are the Jews and the idolaters. You will find the people most affectionate to those who believe are those who say, 'We are Christians.' That is because some of them are priests and monks and because they are not arrogant. (5:82)

Say: 'Am I to take anyone other than Allah as my protector, the Bringer into Being of the heavens and the earth, He Who feeds and is not fed?' Say: 'I am commanded to be the first of the Muslims,' and, 'Do not be among the idolaters.' (6:14)

Then they will have no recourse except to say, 'By Allah, our Lord, We were not idolaters.' (6:23)

(Ibrahim said,) 'I have turned my face to Him Who brought the heavens and earth into being, a pure natural believer. I am not one of the idolaters.' (6:79)

Follow what has been revealed to you from your Lord-there is no god but Him-and turn away from the idolaters. (6:106)

Do not eat anything over which the name of Allah has not been mentioned. To do so is sheer deviance. The Satans inspire their friends to dispute with you. If you obeyed them you would then be idolaters. (6:121)

In the same way their idols have made killing their children appear good to many of the idolaters, in order to destroy them and confuse them in their religion. If Allah had willed, they would not have done it; so abandon them and what they fabricate. (6:137)

Say: 'My Lord has guided me to a straight path, a well-founded religion, the religion of Ibrahim, a man of pure natural belief. He was not one of the idolaters.' (6:161)

An announcement to those idolaters you have a general treaty with that Allah and His Messenger are free of them. (9:1)

A proclamation from Allah and His Messenger to mankind on the day of the greater pilgrimage: 'Allah is free of the idolaters, as is His Messenger. If you repent, it will be better for you. But if you turn your backs, know that you cannot thwart Allah.' Give those who disbelieve the news of a painful punishment-except those among the idolaters you have treaties with, who have not then broken their treaties with you in any way, nor granted assistance to anyone against you. Honour their treaties until their time runs out. Allah loves those who guard against evil. (9:3-4)

Then, when the sacred months are over, kill the idolaters wherever you find them, and seize them and besiege them and lie in wait for them on every road. If they repent and perform prayer and give the alms, let them go on their way. Allah is Ever-Forgiving, Most Merciful. (9:5)

If any of the idolaters ask you for protection, give them protection until they have heard the words of Allah. Then convey them to a place where they are safe. That is because they are a people who do not know. (9:6)

How could any of the idolaters possibly have a treaty with Allah and with His Messenger, except for those you made a treaty with at the Sacred Mosque (Masjid al-Haram)? As long as they are straight with you, be straight with them. Allah loves those who guard against evil. (9:7)

It is not for the idolaters to maintain the mosques of Allah, bearing witness against themselves of their disbelief. They are the ones whose actions will come to nothing. They will be in the Fire timelessly, for ever. (9:17)

You who believe! The idolaters are unclean, so after this year they should not come near the Sacred Mosque (Masjid al-Haram). If you fear impoverishment, Allah will enrich you from His bounty if He wills. Allah is All-Knowing, All-Wise. (9:28)

It is He Who sent His Messenger with guidance and the Religion of Truth to exalt it over every other religion, even though the idolaters detest it. (Quran, 9:33)

There have been twelve months with Allah in the Book of Allah, from the day He first created the heavens and earth. Four of them are forbidden. That is the True Religion. So do not wrong one another during them. However, fight the idolaters totally just as they fight you totally, and know that Allah is with those who guard against evil. (9:36)

It is not right for the Prophet and those who believe to ask forgiveness for the idolaters-even if they are close relatives-after it has become clear to them that they are the Companions of the Blazing Fire. (9:113)

Turn your face towards the religion in pure natural faith, and on no account be among the idolaters. (10:105)

Say: 'This is my way. I call to Allah with inner sight, I and all who follow me. Glory be to Allah! I am not one of the idolaters!' (12:108)

Proclaim what you have been ordered to and turn away from the idolaters. (15:94)

The idolaters say, 'If Allah had willed we would not have worshipped anything apart from Him, neither we nor our fathers, nor would we have forbidden anything without His say.' Those before them said the same. Are the Messengers responsible for anything but clear transmission? (16:35)

Ibrahim was a community in himself, exemplary, obedient to Allah, a man of pure natural belief. He was not one of the idolaters. (16:120)

Then We revealed to you: 'Follow the religion of Ibrahim, a man of pure natural belief. He was not one of the idolaters.' (16:123)

As for those who believe and those who are Jews and the Sabaeans and the Christians, Magians and idolaters, Allah will distinguish between them on the Day of Rising. Allah is witness of all things. (22:17)

A man who has fornicated may only marry a woman who has fornicated or a woman of the idolaters. A woman who has fornicated may only marry a man who has fornicated or a man of the idolaters. Doing such a thing is forbidden for the believers. (24:3)

Do not let them debar you from Allah's Signs after they have been sent down to you. Call people to your Lord and on no account be one of the idolaters. (28:87)

So set your face firmly towards the Religion, as a pure natural believer, Allah's natural pattern on which He made mankind. There is no changing Allah's creation. That is the true Religion-but most people do not know it-turning towards Him. Have fear of Him and perform prayer. Do not be among the idolaters: those who split up their religion, and form into sects, each faction exulting in what they have. (30:30-32)

Say: 'Travel about the earth and see the final fate of those before. Most of them were idolaters.' (30:42)

This was so that Allah might punish the men and women of the hypocrites, and the men and women of the idolaters, and turn towards the men and women of the believers. Allah is Ever-Forgiving, Most Merciful. (33:73)

Say: 'I am only a human being like yourselves. It is revealed to me that your god is One God. So be straight with Him and ask His forgiveness.' Woe to those who associate others with Him. (41:6)

He has laid down the same religion for you as He enjoined on Nuh: that which We have revealed to you and which We enjoined on Ibrahim, Musa and 'Isa: 'Establish the religion and do not make divisions in it.' What you call the idolaters to follow is very hard for them. Allah chooses for Himself anyone He wills and guides to Himself those who turn to Him. (42:13)

And so that He might punish the men and women of the hypocrites and the men and women of the idolaters-those who think bad thoughts about Allah. They will suffer an evil turn of fate. Allah is angry with them, and has cursed them and prepared Hell for them. What an evil destination! (48:6)

It is He Who sent His Messenger with guidance and the Religion of Truth to exalt it over every other religion, though the idolaters hate it. (61:9)

The People of the Book who disbelieve and the idolaters would not be cut off until the Clear Sign came to them. (98:1)

The People of the Book who disbelieve and the idolaters will be in the Fire of Hell, remaining in it timelessly, for ever. They are the worst of creatures. (98:6)


IDRIS (AS)

Mention Idris in the Book. He was a true man and a Prophet. (19:56)

We raised him up to a high place. (19:57)

And Isma'il and Idris and Dhu'l-Kifl-each one was among the steadfast. (21:85)

We admitted them into Our mercy. They were among the righteous. (21:86)


"IF ALLAH WILLS" (INSHA'ALLAH)

They said, 'Ask your Lord to make it clear to us what it should be like. Cows are all much the same to us. Then, if Allah wills, we will be guided.' (2:70)

On the Day We gather them all together: 'Company of jinn, you gained many followers among mankind.' And their friends among mankind will say, 'Our Lord, we benefited from one another, and now we have reached the term which You determined for us.' He will say, 'The Fire is your home. You will be in it timelessly, for ever, except as Allah wills. Your Lord is All-Wise, All-Knowing.' (6:128)

Say: 'I possess no power to help or harm myself, except as Allah wills. If I had had knowledge of the Unseen, I would have sought to gain much good and no evil would have touched me. I am only a warner and a bringer of good news to people who believe.' (7:188)

Say: 'I possess no power to harm or help myself except as Allah wills. Every nation has an appointed time. When their appointed time comes, they cannot delay it a single hour or bring it forward.' (10:49)

Then when they entered into Yusuf's presence, he drew his parents close to him and said, 'Enter Egypt safe and sound, if Allah wills.' (12:99)

Never say about anything, 'I am doing that tomorrow,' without adding 'If Allah wills.' Remember your Lord when you forget, and say, 'Hopefully my Lord will guide me to something closer to right guidance than this.' (18:23-24)

(His companion said to the garden owner,) 'Why, when you entered your garden, did you not say, "It is as Allah wills, there is no strength but in Allah"? Though you see me with less wealth and children than you possess, it may well be that my Lord will give me something better than your garden and send down on it a fireball from the sky so that morning finds it a shifting heap of dust, or morning finds its water drained into the earth so that you cannot get at it.' (18:39-41)

Musa said, 'You will find me patient, if Allah wills, and I will not disobey you in any matter.' (18:69)

On the Day the Trumpet is blown and everyone in the heavens and everyone on the earth is terrified-except those Allah wills, everyone will come to Him abject. (27:87)

He said, 'I would like to marry you to one of these two daughters of mine on condition that you work for me for eight full years. If you complete ten, that is up to you. I do not want to be hard on you. You will find me, Allah willing, to be one of the righteous.' (28:27)

When he was of an age to work with him, he (Ibrahim) said, 'My son, I saw in a dream that I must sacrifice you. What do you think about this?' He said, 'Do as you are ordered, father. Allah willing, you will find me resolute.' (37:102)

The Trumpet will be blown and those in the heavens and those in the earth will all lose consciousness, except those Allah wills. Then it will be blown a second time and at once they will be standing upright, looking on. (39:68)

We have tried them as We tried the owners of the garden when they swore that they would harvest in the morning but did not say the redeeming words, 'If Allah wills'. (68:17-18)

But they will only pay heed if Allah wills. He is entitled to be feared and entitled to forgive. (74:56)

But you will not will unless Allah wills. Allah is All-Knowing, All-Wise. (76:30)

But you will not will unless Allah wills, the Lord of all the Worlds. (81:29)

We will cause you to recite so that you do not forget-except what Allah wills. He knows what is voiced out loud and what is hidden. (87:6-7)


IGNORANCE

Then He sent down to you, after the distress, security, restful sleep overtaking a group of you, whereas another group became prey to anxious thoughts, thinking other than the truth about Allah-thoughts belonging to the Time of Ignorance- saying, 'Do we have any say in the affair at all?' Say, 'The affair belongs entirely to Allah.' They are concealing things inside themselves which they do not disclose to you, saying, 'If we had only had a say in the affair, none of us would have been killed here in this place.' Say, 'Even if you had been inside your homes, those people for whom killing was decreed would have gone out to their place of death.' So that Allah might test what is in your breasts and purge what is in your hearts. Allah knows the contents of your hearts. (3:154)

Allah only accepts the repentance of those who do evil in ignorance and then quickly repent after doing it. Allah turns towards such people. Allah is All-Knowing, All-Wise. (4:17)

Do they then seek the judgement of the Time of Ignorance? Who could be better at giving judgement than Allah for people with certainty? (5:50)

When those who believe in Our Signs come to you, say, 'Peace be upon you!' Allah has made mercy incumbent on Himself. If anyone among you does evil out of ignorance and then afterwards repents and puts things right, He is Ever-Forgiving, Most Merciful. (6:54)

He (Yusuf) said, 'My Lord, the prison is preferable to me than what they call on me to do. Unless You turn their guile away from me, it may well be that I will fall for them and so become a man of ignorance.' (12:33)

He (Yusuf) said, 'Are you aware of what you did to Yusuf and his brother in ignorance?' (12:89)

But to those who do evil in ignorance and then after that repent and put things right, to them your Lord is Ever-Forgiving, Most Merciful. (16:119)

So leave them in their glut of ignorance for a while. (23:54)

However, their hearts are overwhelmed by ignorance about this matter and they do other things as well. (23:63)

Remain in your houses and do not display your beauty as it was previously displayed in the Time of Ignorance. Perform prayer and give the alms and obey Allah and His Messenger. Allah desires to remove all impurity from you, People of the House, and to purify you completely. (33:33)

Those who disbelieve filled their hearts with fanatical rage-the fanatical rage of the Time of Ignorance-and Allah sent down serenity to His Messenger and to the believers, and bound them to the expression of heedfulness which they had most right to and were most entitled to. Allah has knowledge of all things. (48:26)

You who believe! If a deviator brings you a report, scrutinize it carefully in case you attack people in ignorance and so come to greatly regret what you have done. (49:6)

(Conjecturers are) those who flounder in a glut of ignorance. (51:11)


IGNORANT

And when Musa said to his people, 'Allah commands you to sacrifice a cow,' they said, 'What! Are you making a mockery of us?' He said, 'I seek refuge with Allah from being one of the ignorant!' (2:67)

It is for the poor who are held back in the Way of Allah, unable to travel in the land. The ignorant consider them rich because of their reticence. You will know them by their mark. They do not ask from people insistently. Whatever good you give away, Allah knows it. (2:273)

If their turning away is hard on you, then go down a tunnel deep into the earth, if you can, or climb up a ladder into heaven, and bring them a Sign. If Allah had wanted to He would have gathered them all to guidance. So do not be among the ignorant. (6:35)

Even if We sent down angels to them, and the dead spoke to them, and We gathered together everything in front of them right before their eyes, they would still not believe unless Allah willed. The truth is that most of them are ignorant. (6:111)

So you cannot say: 'The Book was only sent down to the two groups before us and we were ignorant of their studies.' (6:156)

We conveyed the tribe of Israel across the sea and they came upon some people who were devoting themselves to some idols which they had. They said, 'Musa, give us a god just as these people have gods.' He said, 'You are indeed an ignorant people.' (7:138)

Make allowances for people, command what is right, and turn away from the ignorant. (7:199)

(Nuh said,) 'My people! I do not ask you for any wealth for it. My wage is the responsibility of Allah alone. I will not chase away those who believe. They are surely going to meet their Lord. However, I see you as ignorant people.' (11:29)

He said, 'Nuh, he is definitely not of your family. He is someone whose action was not righteous. Do not, therefore, ask Me for something about which you have no knowledge. I admonish you lest you should be among the ignorant.' (11:46)

The servants of the All-Merciful are those who walk lightly on the earth and, who, when the ignorant speak to them, say, 'Peace'. (25:63)

(Lut said to his people,) 'Do you come with lust to men instead of women? You are a people who are deeply ignorant.' (27:55)

When they (believers) hear worthless talk they turn away from it and say, 'We have our actions and you have your actions. Peace be upon you. We do not desire the company of the ignorant.' (28:55)

We offered the Trust to the heavens, the earth and the mountains but they refused to take it on and shrank from it. But man took it on. He is indeed wrongdoing and ignorant. (33:72)

Say: 'Do you order me to worship something other than Allah, you ignorant people?' (39:64)

He (Hud) said, 'All knowledge is with Allah. I only transmit to you what I have been sent with. But I see that you are a people who are ignorant.' (46:23)


IHRAM (STATE OF PILGRIMAGE)

You who believe! Do not kill game while you are in the state of pilgrimage. If one of you kills any deliberately, the reprisal for it is a livestock animal equivalent to what he killed, as judged by two just men among you, a sacrifice to reach the Kaaba, or expiation by feeding the poor, or fasting commensurate with that, so that he may taste the evil consequences of what he did. Allah has pardoned all that took place in the past; but if anyone does it again Allah will take revenge on him. Allah is Almighty, Exactor of Revenge. (5:95)


IKHLAS (SEE SINCERITY)


ILL FORTUNE

Whenever a good thing came to them, they said, 'This is our due.' But if anything bad happened to them, they would blame their ill fortune on Musa and those with him. No indeed! The ill fortune is theirs in Allah's sight. But most of them did not know. (7:131)

So We sent a howling wind against them on disastrous ill-fated days to make them taste the punishment of degradation in this world. And the punishment of the hereafter is even more degrading. And they will not be helped. (41:16)