With Allah’s Name, the Merciful Benefactor, Merciful Redeemer.

With Allah’s Name, the Merciful Benefactor, Merciful Redeemer.

By Courtesy of Haywood S. Talib

 

 

 

With Allah’s Name, the Merciful Benefactor, Merciful Redeemer.Of the people there are some who say: “We believe in God and the Last Day;” but they do not believe. Fain would they deceive God and those who believe, but they only deceive themselves, and realize it not! In their hearts is a disease; and God has increased their disease: and grievous is the penalty they , because they are false . When it is said to them: “Make not mischief on the earth,” they say: “why we only want to make peace!” Of a surety, they are the ones who make mischief, but they realize not. {{more}}When it is said to them: “Believe as the others believe:” They say: “Shall we believe as the fools believe?” – Nay, of a surety they are the fools, but they do not know. When they meet those who believe, they say: “We believe;” but when they are alone with their evil ones, they say: “We are really with you: we only jesting.” God will throw back their mockery on them, and give them rope in their trespasses; so they will wander like blind ones . These are they who have bartered guidance for error: but their traffic is profitless, and they have lost true direction. 2:8-16 Amen.