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Mosque: Wherever ye are, turn your faces in that direction. The people of the Book know

well that that is the truth from their Lord. Nor is Allah unmindful of what they do.

145. Wala-in atayta allatheena ootoo alkitaba bikulli ayatin ma tabiAAoo qiblataka wama

anta bitabiAAin qiblatahum wama baAAduhum bitabiAAin qiblata baAAdin wala-ini

ittabaAAta ahwaahum min baAAdi ma jaaka mina alAAilmi innaka ithan lamina






145. Even if thou wert to bring to the people of the Book all the Signs (together), they

would not follow Thy Qibla; nor art thou going to follow their Qibla; nor indeed will they

follow each other's Qibla. If thou after the knowledge hath reached thee, Wert to follow

their (vain) desires,--then wert thou Indeed (clearly) in the wrong.

146. Allatheena ataynahumu alkitaba yaAArifoonahu kama yaAArifoona abnaahum wa-

inna fareeqan minhum layaktumoona alhaqqa wahum yaAAlamoon


146. The people of the Book know this as they know their own sons; but some of them

conceal the truth which they themselves know.

147. Alhaqqu min rabbika fala takoonanna mina almumtareen