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flesh of his dead brother? Nay, ye would abhor it...But fear Allah. For Allah is Oft-

Returning, Most Merciful.

13. Ya ayyuha a


nnasu inna khalaqnakum min thakarin waontha wajaAAalnakum

shuAAooban waqaba-ila litaAAarafoo inna akramakum AAinda Allahi atqakum inna

Allaha AAaleemun khabeer


13. O mankind! We created you from a single (pair) of a male and a female, and made

you into nations and tribes, that ye may know each other (not that ye may despise (each

other). Verily the most honoured of you in the sight of Allah is (he who is) the most

righteous of you. And Allah has full knowledge and is well acquainted (with all things).

14. Qalati al-aAArabu amanna qul lam tu/minoo walakin qooloo aslamna walamma

yadkhuli al-eemanu fee quloobikum wa-in tuteeAAoo Allaha warasoolahu la yalitkum

min aAAmalikum shay-an inna Allaha ghafoorun raheem


14. The desert Arabs say, "We believe." Say, "Ye have no faith; but ye (only)say, 'We

have submitted our wills to Allah,' For not yet has Faith entered your hearts. But if ye

obey Allah and His Messenger, He will not belittle aught of your deeds: for Allah is Oft-

Forgiving, Most Merciful."