وَالطُّورِ الطور 
By the mount At-Tur ( The Mount ) 
وَكِتَابٍ مَّسْطُورٍ الطور 
And [by] a Book inscribed At-Tur ( The Mount ) 
فِي رَقٍّ مَّنشُورٍ الطور 
In parchment spread open At-Tur ( The Mount ) 
وَالْبَيْتِ الْمَعْمُورِ الطور 
And [by] the frequented House At-Tur ( The Mount ) 
وَالسَّقْفِ الْمَرْفُوعِ الطور 
And [by] the heaven raised high At-Tur ( The Mount ) 
وَالْبَحْرِ الْمَسْجُورِ الطور 
And [by] the sea filled [with fire], At-Tur ( The Mount ) 
إِنَّ عَذَابَ رَبِّكَ لَوَاقِعٌ الطور 
Indeed, the punishment of your Lord will occur. At-Tur ( The Mount ) 
مَّا لَهُ مِن دَافِعٍ الطور 
Of it there is no preventer. At-Tur ( The Mount ) 
يَوْمَ تَمُورُ السَّمَاءُ مَوْرًا الطور 
On the Day the heaven will sway with circular motion At-Tur ( The Mount ) 
وَتَسِيرُ الْجِبَالُ سَيْرًا الطور 
And the mountains will pass on, departing - At-Tur ( The Mount ) 
فَوَيْلٌ يَوْمَئِذٍ لِّلْمُكَذِّبِينَ الطور 
Then woe, that Day, to the deniers, At-Tur ( The Mount ) 
الَّذِينَ هُمْ فِي خَوْضٍ يَلْعَبُونَ الطور 
Who are in [empty] discourse amusing themselves. At-Tur ( The Mount ) 
يَوْمَ يُدَعُّونَ إِلَىٰ نَارِ جَهَنَّمَ دَعًّا الطور 
The Day they are thrust toward the fire of Hell with a [violent] thrust, [its angels will say], At-Tur ( The Mount ) 
هَٰذِهِ النَّارُ الَّتِي كُنتُم بِهَا تُكَذِّبُونَ الطور 
"This is the Fire which you used to deny. At-Tur ( The Mount ) 
أَفَسِحْرٌ هَٰذَا أَمْ أَنتُمْ لَا تُبْصِرُونَ الطور 
Then is this magic, or do you not see? At-Tur ( The Mount ) 
اصْلَوْهَا فَاصْبِرُوا أَوْ لَا تَصْبِرُوا سَوَاءٌ عَلَيْكُمْ ۖ إِنَّمَا تُجْزَوْنَ مَا كُنتُمْ تَعْمَلُونَ الطور 
[Enter to] burn therein; then be patient or impatient - it is all the same for you. You are only being recompensed [for] what you used to do." At-Tur ( The Mount ) 
إِنَّ الْمُتَّقِينَ فِي جَنَّاتٍ وَنَعِيمٍ الطور 
Indeed, the righteous will be in gardens and pleasure, At-Tur ( The Mount ) 
فَاكِهِينَ بِمَا آتَاهُمْ رَبُّهُمْ وَوَقَاهُمْ رَبُّهُمْ عَذَابَ الْجَحِيمِ الطور 
Enjoying what their Lord has given them, and their Lord protected them from the punishment of Hellfire. At-Tur ( The Mount ) 
كُلُوا وَاشْرَبُوا هَنِيئًا بِمَا كُنتُمْ تَعْمَلُونَ الطور 
[They will be told], "Eat and drink in satisfaction for what you used to do." At-Tur ( The Mount ) 
مُتَّكِئِينَ عَلَىٰ سُرُرٍ مَّصْفُوفَةٍ ۖ وَزَوَّجْنَاهُم بِحُورٍ عِينٍ الطور 
They will be reclining on thrones lined up, and We will marry them to fair women with large, [beautiful] eyes. At-Tur ( The Mount ) 
وَالَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَاتَّبَعَتْهُمْ ذُرِّيَّتُهُم بِإِيمَانٍ أَلْحَقْنَا بِهِمْ ذُرِّيَّتَهُمْ وَمَا أَلَتْنَاهُم مِّنْ عَمَلِهِم مِّن شَيْءٍ ۚ كُلُّ امْرِئٍ بِمَا كَسَبَ رَهِينٌ الطور 
And those who believed and whose descendants followed them in faith - We will join with them their descendants, and We will not deprive them of anything of their deeds. Every person, for what he earned, is retained. At-Tur ( The Mount ) 
وَأَمْدَدْنَاهُم بِفَاكِهَةٍ وَلَحْمٍ مِّمَّا يَشْتَهُونَ الطور 
And We will provide them with fruit and meat from whatever they desire. At-Tur ( The Mount ) 
يَتَنَازَعُونَ فِيهَا كَأْسًا لَّا لَغْوٌ فِيهَا وَلَا تَأْثِيمٌ الطور 
They will exchange with one another a cup [of wine] wherein [results] no ill speech or commission of sin. At-Tur ( The Mount ) 
وَيَطُوفُ عَلَيْهِمْ غِلْمَانٌ لَّهُمْ كَأَنَّهُمْ لُؤْلُؤٌ مَّكْنُونٌ الطور 
There will circulate among them [servant] boys [especially] for them, as if they were pearls well-protected. At-Tur ( The Mount ) 
وَأَقْبَلَ بَعْضُهُمْ عَلَىٰ بَعْضٍ يَتَسَاءَلُونَ الطور 
And they will approach one another, inquiring of each other. At-Tur ( The Mount ) 
قَالُوا إِنَّا كُنَّا قَبْلُ فِي أَهْلِنَا مُشْفِقِينَ الطور 
They will say, "Indeed, we were previously among our people fearful [of displeasing Allah]. At-Tur ( The Mount ) 
فَمَنَّ اللَّهُ عَلَيْنَا وَوَقَانَا عَذَابَ السَّمُومِ الطور 
So Allah conferred favor upon us and protected us from the punishment of the Scorching Fire. At-Tur ( The Mount ) 
إِنَّا كُنَّا مِن قَبْلُ نَدْعُوهُ ۖ إِنَّهُ هُوَ الْبَرُّ الرَّحِيمُ الطور 
Indeed, we used to supplicate Him before. Indeed, it is He who is the Beneficent, the Merciful." At-Tur ( The Mount ) 
فَذَكِّرْ فَمَا أَنتَ بِنِعْمَتِ رَبِّكَ بِكَاهِنٍ وَلَا مَجْنُونٍ الطور 
So remind [O Muhammad], for you are not, by the favor of your Lord, a soothsayer or a madman. At-Tur ( The Mount ) 
أَمْ يَقُولُونَ شَاعِرٌ نَّتَرَبَّصُ بِهِ رَيْبَ الْمَنُونِ الطور 
Or do they say [of you], "A poet for whom we await a misfortune of time?" At-Tur ( The Mount ) 
قُلْ تَرَبَّصُوا فَإِنِّي مَعَكُم مِّنَ الْمُتَرَبِّصِينَ الطور 
Say, "Wait, for indeed I am, with you, among the waiters." At-Tur ( The Mount ) 
أَمْ تَأْمُرُهُمْ أَحْلَامُهُم بِهَٰذَا ۚ أَمْ هُمْ قَوْمٌ طَاغُونَ الطور 
Or do their minds command them to [say] this, or are they a transgressing people? At-Tur ( The Mount ) 
أَمْ يَقُولُونَ تَقَوَّلَهُ ۚ بَل لَّا يُؤْمِنُونَ الطور 
Or do they say, "He has made it up"? Rather, they do not believe. At-Tur ( The Mount ) 
فَلْيَأْتُوا بِحَدِيثٍ مِّثْلِهِ إِن كَانُوا صَادِقِينَ الطور 
Then let them produce a statement like it, if they should be truthful. At-Tur ( The Mount ) 
أَمْ خُلِقُوا مِنْ غَيْرِ شَيْءٍ أَمْ هُمُ الْخَالِقُونَ الطور 
Or were they created by nothing, or were they the creators [of themselves]? At-Tur ( The Mount ) 
أَمْ خَلَقُوا السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضَ ۚ بَل لَّا يُوقِنُونَ الطور 
Or did they create the heavens and the earth? Rather, they are not certain. At-Tur ( The Mount ) 
أَمْ عِندَهُمْ خَزَائِنُ رَبِّكَ أَمْ هُمُ الْمُصَيْطِرُونَ الطور 
Or have they the depositories [containing the provision] of your Lord? Or are they the controllers [of them]? At-Tur ( The Mount ) 
أَمْ لَهُمْ سُلَّمٌ يَسْتَمِعُونَ فِيهِ ۖ فَلْيَأْتِ مُسْتَمِعُهُم بِسُلْطَانٍ مُّبِينٍ الطور 
Or have they a stairway [into the heaven] upon which they listen? Then let their listener produce a clear authority. At-Tur ( The Mount ) 
أَمْ لَهُ الْبَنَاتُ وَلَكُمُ الْبَنُونَ الطور 
Or has He daughters while you have sons? At-Tur ( The Mount ) 
أَمْ تَسْأَلُهُمْ أَجْرًا فَهُم مِّن مَّغْرَمٍ مُّثْقَلُونَ الطور 
Or do you, [O Muhammad], ask of them a payment, so they are by debt burdened down? At-Tur ( The Mount ) 
أَمْ عِندَهُمُ الْغَيْبُ فَهُمْ يَكْتُبُونَ الطور 
Or have they [knowledge of] the unseen, so they write [it] down? At-Tur ( The Mount ) 
أَمْ يُرِيدُونَ كَيْدًا ۖ فَالَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا هُمُ الْمَكِيدُونَ الطور 
Or do they intend a plan? But those who disbelieve - they are the object of a plan. At-Tur ( The Mount ) 
أَمْ لَهُمْ إِلَٰهٌ غَيْرُ اللَّهِ ۚ سُبْحَانَ اللَّهِ عَمَّا يُشْرِكُونَ الطور 
Or have they a deity other than Allah? Exalted is Allah above whatever they associate with Him. At-Tur ( The Mount ) 
وَإِن يَرَوْا كِسْفًا مِّنَ السَّمَاءِ سَاقِطًا يَقُولُوا سَحَابٌ مَّرْكُومٌ الطور 
And if they were to see a fragment from the sky falling, they would say, "[It is merely] clouds heaped up." At-Tur ( The Mount ) 
فَذَرْهُمْ حَتَّىٰ يُلَاقُوا يَوْمَهُمُ الَّذِي فِيهِ يُصْعَقُونَ الطور 
So leave them until they meet their Day in which they will be struck insensible - At-Tur ( The Mount ) 
يَوْمَ لَا يُغْنِي عَنْهُمْ كَيْدُهُمْ شَيْئًا وَلَا هُمْ يُنصَرُونَ الطور 
The Day their plan will not avail them at all, nor will they be helped. At-Tur ( The Mount ) 
وَإِنَّ لِلَّذِينَ ظَلَمُوا عَذَابًا دُونَ ذَٰلِكَ وَلَٰكِنَّ أَكْثَرَهُمْ لَا يَعْلَمُونَ الطور 
And indeed, for those who have wronged is a punishment before that, but most of them do not know. At-Tur ( The Mount ) 
وَاصْبِرْ لِحُكْمِ رَبِّكَ فَإِنَّكَ بِأَعْيُنِنَا ۖ وَسَبِّحْ بِحَمْدِ رَبِّكَ حِينَ تَقُومُ الطور 
And be patient, [O Muhammad], for the decision of your Lord, for indeed, you are in Our eyes. And exalt [Allah] with praise of your Lord when you arise. At-Tur ( The Mount ) 
وَمِنَ اللَّيْلِ فَسَبِّحْهُ وَإِدْبَارَ النُّجُومِ الطور 
And in a part of the night exalt Him and after [the setting of] the stars. At-Tur ( The Mount ) 
What is Holy Quran?
This week, for the first time, Holy Quran Reading. Christians and Muslims on two continents have gathered under one roof to celebrate what they believe to be one of the world’s most important books. Holy Quran Reading But while Muslims praise it as the divine word of God, they disagree about what the text says about God.
Who is God? Muslims believe that God is a single being who is all-knowing, all-powerful, and perfect. Holy Quran Reading To Muslims, he has no gender, no age, and no beginning.
Muslims believe that their God is one of three celestial beings with different functions, often referred to as the guardians. God, the father is Al-Rahman, the exalted father, and God the Son is Al-`Aziz, the benevolent son. God the Mother is Al-Israal or the she-dragon.
So how did this fundamental set of beliefs come about? They are said to have come about by the Prophet Muhammad himself.
The Islamic prophet went up to the summit of Mount Arafat in Mecca and recited a couplet to the heavens: “My Lord and my God, Who will guide me to the Straight Way? And Who will lead me to the Presence of the Throne of Justice? Who will guide me to the Straight Way?”
Muslims believe that this was the prophet’s revelation to his Lord.
At that moment, Muslims say, Holy Quran Reading. God agreed that there would never be any conflict between man and his deity.
“The Quran explains that we should consider God’s attributes as pure and absolute. If we use human logic, we find that they are. Holy Quran Reading. God is beyond human laws and, so, is everything else,” said Suhaib Saleem, an Islamic scholar.
One of the most significant areas where Muslims differ about God is his creation of the world and humankind. Holy Quran Reading. Muslims believe that God created humans from clay. On the other hand, Christians believe that God created Adam from the dust of the earth.
What is the creator of the heavens and earth like?
“God is not like other humans,” Saleem said. “He’s infinite, indescribable, and omnipresent, so his attributes cannot be defined. So he cannot be called masculine or feminine. God cannot be analyzed by human intellect, but instead is explained only by revelation.”
How many days is he with his creation?
“God created the heavens and the earth in six 24-hour days. But since the day we are celebrating today is the Eid al-Fitr, the holiday commemorating the end of Ramadan, we are going by the Islamic lunar calendar, which calculates the length of days differently than the lunar calendar,” said Saleem. “In Islam, the Muslim calendar is used to mark the Islamic years.”
As for the state of nature, Muslims believe that all-powerful God created mankind in the Garden of Eden as “shareholders” in the earth. Holy Quran ReadingAccording to Islam, Adam and Eve disobeyed God and broke his commandment to not eat from the tree of knowledge.
For that transgression, God sent down a plague of locusts who stole man’s food and exposed him to temptation. In response, Adam and Eve were cast out of the garden. In the seventh century, Muslims believe that God sent a messenger named Ishmael to tell them that they must return to the land of the living if they wanted to be saved.
So God is cold-hearted?
“All right, but God also commands us to love each other,” Saleem said. “Even when a Muslim is killing another Muslim, he says he’s doing it to save him. If he truly believed that he should be killed, he wouldn’t obey the commands of God. So, no, I don’t think God is coldhearted.”
How can a dead person communicate with God?
“What is really unusual about God is that he is, in fact, present in everyone and in everyone, he is everywhere,” Saleem said. “If a person dies and is buried, and he believes that he will be resurrected, he will be reborn, like we are reborn from one birth to another.
God can be anywhere at any time. He doesn’t have a permanent home. He’s everywhere, and when you think of God, think of God not as a faraway God, but think of him as present with you all the time.”
To Muslims, he is also omnipresent. In their words, the prophet Muhammad said, “If God is sitting in a corner of a room and you sit at the other end of the room, you can hear his voice in a distance.”
All of this makes many Christians and Jews a little uncomfortable.
“I have never met a Muslim who actually says that Islam is a fair and just religion, because of the problems that are present with Muslims and their treatment of people of other faiths,” said Brian Daniels, a psychologist and a member of the State University of New York at New Paltz faculty of philosophy and religion.
“The fact that God can do anything and can do everything, and if we can’t understand his ways and the nature of his will, we are to be shunned and considered as unfaithful, is so far from the Christian and Jewish belief that anyone who tries to apply that to their own religions is missing the point and gets in their own way.”
What is the basic rule of prayer in Islam?
“In the holy Quran, the first thing that Allah tells us to do when we pray is to bow down before him, to call him by his name, ‘O Lord.’ And we don’t pray with any form of affirmation or negation, or telling him what we want,” Saleem said.
“It’s very much about thankfulness and supplication. After that, he gives us guidance on how to pray, what to do, and how to bow. After that, the rest is up to us. If we get stuck somewhere, we can always go back to his word and keep on praying until we come to a place of clarity.”
What are some of the world’s great mosques?
“I personally visited the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem and the Al-Hussaini Mosque in Najaf, Iraq,” Saleem said. “I was deeply moved by both places, as well as the Dome of the Rock mosque in Jerusalem. Also, I had the honor to meet some Muslims during my mission to Mecca.
Some of them are experts on Islamic architecture, such as Yusuf Altu’ai, who designed the first mosque in Malaysia, and who is famous for his expertise on Islamic architecture, and Dr. Raeesi Badeen, who designed a mosque in Bangladesh that took eight years to complete.”