Verse 29:1

الٓمّٓ​ ۚ‏

A.L.M. Alif-Laam-Meem. (Allah, Lateef the Unfathomable, Majeed the Magnificent, states),

Verse 29:2

اَحَسِبَ النَّاسُ اَنۡ يُّتۡرَكُوۡۤا اَنۡ يَّقُوۡلُوۡۤا اٰمَنَّا وَهُمۡ لَا يُفۡتَـنُوۡنَ‏

Do people think that they will be left (at ease) simply because they say, 'We believe', and will not be put to test? [Mere belief will never suffice for salvation and success. 2:214, 3:141, 9:16, 33:10]

Verse 29:3

وَلَقَدۡ فَتَـنَّا الَّذِيۡنَ مِنۡ قَبۡلِهِمۡ​ فَلَيَـعۡلَمَنَّ اللّٰهُ الَّذِيۡنَ صَدَقُوۡا وَلَيَعۡلَمَنَّ الۡكٰذِبِيۡنَ‏

We did test those who lived before them. Thus, God knows those who are truthful and He knows those who are liars.

Verse 29:4

اَمۡ حَسِبَ الَّذِيۡنَ يَعۡمَلُوۡنَ السَّيِّاٰتِ اَنۡ يَّسۡبِقُوۡنَا​ ؕ سَآءَ مَا يَحۡكُمُوۡنَ‏

Do those who treat others unfairly think that they can escape Us (Our laws)? Bad is their judgment! [Sayyeh = Harming others = Disrupting people's lives = Treating them unfairly]

Verse 29:5

مَنۡ كَانَ يَرۡجُوۡا لِقَآءَ اللّٰهِ فَاِنَّ اَجَلَ اللّٰهِ لَاٰتٍ​ؕ وَهُوَ السَّمِيۡعُ الۡعَلِيۡمُ‏

One who looks forward to meeting with God, should have conviction that the end is bound to come ? and He is the Hearer, the Knower.

Verse 29:6

وَمَنۡ جَاهَدَ فَاِنَّمَا يُجَاهِدُ لِنَفۡسِهٖؕ اِنَّ اللّٰهَ لَـغَنِىٌّ عَنِ الۡعٰلَمِيۡنَ‏

So, whoever strives (with wealth and persons), strives for the good of his own 'self'. God is altogether Independent of His creation.

Verse 29:7

وَالَّذِيۡنَ اٰمَنُوۡا وَعَمِلُوا الصّٰلِحٰتِ لَـنُكَفِّرَنَّ عَنۡهُمۡ سَيِّاٰتِهِمۡ وَلَـنَجۡزِيَنَّهُمۡ اَحۡسَنَ الَّذِىۡ كَانُوۡا يَعۡمَلُوۡنَ‏

As for those who come to believe and help others, We shall blot out their previous misdeeds, and We shall certainly reward them generously for what they do

Verse 29:8

وَوَصَّيۡنَا الۡاِنۡسَانَ بِوَالِدَيۡهِ حُسۡنًا​ ؕ وَاِنۡ جَاهَدٰكَ لِتُشۡرِكَ بِىۡ مَا لَـيۡسَ لَـكَ بِهٖ عِلۡمٌ فَلَا تُطِعۡهُمَا ؕ اِلَىَّ مَرۡجِعُكُمۡ فَاُنَبِّئُكُمۡ بِمَا كُنۡتُمۡ تَعۡمَلُوۡنَ‏

We have enjoined upon the human being kindness to parents. But, if they strive to make you ascribe divinity besides Me, this will conflict with what you have learned. Then, do not obey them, for it is to Me that all of you must return, whereupon I shall truly make you understand what you used to do. [31:14-15]

Verse 29:9

وَالَّذِيۡنَ اٰمَنُوۡا وَعَمِلُوا الصّٰلِحٰتِ لَـنُدۡخِلَـنَّهُمۡ فِى الصّٰلِحِيۡنَ‏ 

Those who choose to believe and do acts of community service, We will admit them to the company of the righteous. [Saaliheen, 26:83]

Verse 29:10

وَمِنَ النَّاسِ مَنۡ يَّقُوۡلُ اٰمَنَّا بِاللّٰهِ فَاِذَاۤ اُوۡذِىَ فِى اللّٰهِ جَعَلَ فِتۡنَةَ النَّاسِ كَعَذَابِ اللّٰهِؕ وَلَٮِٕنۡ جَآءَ نَـصۡرٌ مِّنۡ رَّبِّكَ لَيَـقُوۡلُنَّ اِنَّا كُنَّا مَعَكُمۡ​ؕ اَوَلَـيۡسَ اللّٰهُ بِاَعۡلَمَ بِمَا فِىۡ صُدُوۡرِ الۡعٰلَمِيۡنَ‏

Of mankind there are such who say, 'We do believe in God.' But when they are made to suffer for the sake of God, they think that persecution at the hands of people is God's punishment. And if help comes from your Lord, they say, 'We were with you all the while.' Is not God best Aware of what is in the hearts of all creation?

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