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ithni Allahi wayataAAallamoona ma yadurruhum wala yanfaAAuhum walaqad

AAalimoo lamani ishtarahu ma lahu fee al-akhirati min khalaqin walabi/sa ma sharaw

bihi anfusahum law kanoo yaAAlamoon


102. They followed what the evil ones gave out (falsely) against the power of Solomon:

the blasphemers Were, not Solomon, but the evil ones, teaching men Magic, and such

things as came down at babylon to the angels Harut and Marut. But neither of these

taught anyone (Such things) without saying: "We are only for trial; so do not blaspheme."

They learned from them the means to sow discord between man and wife. But they could

not thus harm anyone except by Allah's permission. And they learned what harmed them,

not what profited them. And they knew that the buyers of (magic) would have no share in

the happiness of the Hereafter. And vile was the price for which they did sell their souls,

if they but knew!

103. Walaw annahum amanoo wa


ttaqaw lamathoobatun min AAindi Allahi khayrun law

kanoo yaAAlamoon


103. If they had kept their Faith and guarded themselves from evil, far better had been the

reward from their Lord, if they but knew!

Section 13 (104-112)

104. Ya ayyuha allatheena amanoo la taqooloo raAAina waqooloo on





smaAAoo walilkafireena AAathabun aleem


104. O ye of Faith! Say not (to the Messenger. words of ambiguous import, but words of

respect; and hearken (to him): To those without Faith is a grievous punishment.