Seek refuge in God...
Selected quotes from the Quran - (chapter:verse.)
- 2:35. We said, "O Adam, live with your wife in Paradise, and eat
therefrom generously, as you please, but do not approach this tree, lest
2:36. But the devil duped them, and caused their eviction therefrom.
We said, "Go down as enemies of one another. On Earth shall be your
habitation and provision for awhile."
- 2:101. Now that a messenger from GOD has come to them, and even
though he proves and confirms their own scripture, some followers of the
scripture (Jews, Christians, and Muslims) disregard GOD's scripture
behind their backs, as if they never had any scripture.
2:102. They pursued what the devils taught concerning Solomon's
kingdom. Solomon, however, was not a disbeliever, but the devils were
disbelievers. They taught the people sorcery, and that which was sent
down through the two angels of Babel, Haroot and Maroot. These two did
not divulge such knowledge without pointing out: "This is a test. You
shall not abuse such knowledge." But the people used it in such evil
schemes as the breaking up of marriages. They can never harm anyone
against the will of GOD. They thus learn what hurts them, not what
benefits them, and they know full well that whoever practices witchcraft
will have no share in the Hereafter. Miserable indeed is what they sell
their souls for, if they only knew.
- 5:3. Prohibited for you are animals that die of themselves, blood,
the meat of pigs, and animals dedicated to other than GOD. (Animals that
die of themselves include those) strangled, struck with an object,
fallen from a height, gored, attacked by a wild animal-unless you save
your animal before it dies-and animals sacrificed on altars. Also
prohibited is dividing the meat through a game of chance; this is an
abomination. Today, the disbelievers have given up concerning (the
eradication of) your religion; do not fear them and fear Me instead.
Today, I have completed your religion, perfected My blessing upon you,
and I have decreed Submission as the religion for you. If one is forced
by famine (to eat prohibited food), without being deliberately sinful,
then GOD is Forgiver, Merciful.
- 6:112. We have permitted the enemies of every prophet- human and
jinn devils- to inspire in each other fancy words, in order to deceive.
Had your Lord willed, they would not have done it. You shall disregard
them and their fabrications.
- 6:121. Do not eat from that upon which the name of GOD has not been
mentioned, for it is an abomination. The devils inspire their allies to
argue with you; if you obey them, you will be idol worshipers.
- 7:174. We thus explain the revelations, to enable the people to
7:175. Recite for them the news of one who was given our proofs, but
chose to disregard them. Consequently, the devil pursued him, until he
became a strayer.
7:176. Had we willed, we could have elevated him therewith, but he
insisted on sticking to the ground, and pursued his own opinions. Thus,
he is like the dog; whether you pet him or scold him, he pants. Such is
the example of people who reject our proofs. Narrate these narrations,
that they may reflect.
- 7:200. When the devil whispers to you any whisper, seek refuge in
GOD; He is Hearer, Omniscient.
7:201. Those who are righteous, whenever the devil approaches them
with an idea, they remember, whereupon they become seers.
7:202. Their brethren ceaselessly entice them to go astray.
- 11:45. Noah implored his Lord: "My Lord, my son is a member of my
family, and Your promise is the truth. You are the wisest of the wise."
11:46. He said, "O Noah, he is not of your family. It is unrighteous
to ask Me for something you do not know. I enlighten you, lest you be
like the ignorant."
11:47. He said, "My Lord, I seek refuge in You, lest I implore You
again for something I do not know. Unless You forgive me, and have mercy
on me, I will be with the losers."
- 13:10. It is the same whether you conceal your thoughts, or declare
them, or hide in the darkness of the night, or act in the daylight.
13:11. Shifts (of angels) take turns, staying with each one of
you-they are in front of you and behind you. They stay with you, and
guard you in accordance with GOD's commands. Thus, GOD does not change
the condition of any people unless they themselves make the decision to
change. If GOD wills any hardship for any people, no force can stop it.
For they have none beside Him as Lord and Master.
13:12. He is the One who shows you the lightning as a source of fear,
as well as hope, and He initiates the loaded clouds.
- 16:98. When you read the Quran, you shall seek refuge in GOD from
Satan the rejected.
- 17:27. The extravagant are brethren of the devils, and the devil is
unappreciative of his Lord.
- 17:52. The day He summons you, you will respond by praising Him, and
you will then realize that you had lasted in this life but a short
17:53. Tell My servants to treat each other in the best possible
manner, for the devil will always try to drive a wedge among them.
Surely, the devil is man's most ardent enemy.
- 19:41. Mention in the scripture Abraham; he was a saint, a prophet.
19:42. He said to his father, "O my father, why do you worship what
can neither hear, nor see, nor help you in any way?
19:43. "O my father, I have received certain knowledge that you did
not receive. Follow me, and I will guide you in a straight path.
19:44. "O my father, do not worship the devil. The devil has rebelled
against the Most Gracious.
19:45. "O my father, I fear lest you incur retribution from the Most
Gracious, then become an ally of the devil."
- 22:3. Among the people, there are those who argue about GOD without
knowledge, and follow every rebellious devil.
- 22:52. We did not send before you any messenger, nor a prophet,
without having the devil interfere in his wishes. GOD then nullifies
what the devil has done. GOD perfects His revelations. GOD is
Omniscient, Most Wise.
22:53. He thus sets up the devil's scheme as a test for those who
harbor doubts in their hearts, and those whose hearts are hardened. The
wicked must remain with the opposition.
- 26:208. We never annihilate any community without sending warners.
26:209. Therefore, this is a reminder, for we are never unjust.
26:210. The devils can never reveal this.
26:211. They neither would, nor could.
26:212. For they are prevented from hearing.
26:213. Therefore, do not idolize beside GOD any other god, lest you
incur the retribution.
- 26:221. Shall I inform you upon whom the devils descend?
26:222. They descend upon every guilty fabricator.
26:223. They pretend to listen, but most of them are liars.
26:224. As for the poets, they are followed only by the strayers.
26:225. Do you not see that their loyalty shifts according to the
26:226. And that they say what they do not do?
- 29:38. Similarly, `Ad and Thamud (were annihilated). This is made
manifest to you through their ruins. The devil had adorned their works
in their eyes, and had diverted them from the path, even though they had
- 31:21. When they are told, "Follow these revelations of GOD," they
say, "No, we follow only what we found our parents doing." What if the
devil is leading them to the agony of Hell?
- 35:5. O people, GOD's promise is the truth; therefore, do not be
distracted by this lowly life. Do not be diverted from GOD by mere
35:6. The devil is your enemy, so treat him as an enemy. He only
invites his party to be the dwellers of Hell.
- 40:53. We have given Moses the guidance, and made the Children of
Israel inherit the scripture.
40:54. (Their history) is a lesson and a reminder for those who
40:55. Therefore, be patient, for GOD's promise is true, and ask
forgiveness for your sin, and glorify and praise your Lord night and
40:56. Surely, those who argue against GOD's revelations without
proof are exposing the arrogance that is hidden inside their chests, and
they are not even aware of it. Therefore, seek refuge in GOD; He is the
Hearer, the Seer.
- 41:36. When the devil whispers an idea to you, you shall seek refuge
in GOD. He is the Hearer, the Omniscient.
- 42:47. You shall respond to your Lord before a day comes which is
decreed inevitable by GOD. There will be no refuge for you on that day,
nor an advocate.
- 43:36. Anyone who disregards the message of the Most Gracious, we
appoint a devil to be his constant companion.
43:37. Such companions will divert them from the path, yet make them
believe that they are guided.
43:38. When he comes before us he will say, "Oh I wish you were as
far from me as the two easts. What a miserable companion!"
43:39. It will not console you on that day, as transgressors, that
both of you will share in the retribution.
- 44:17. We have tested before them the people of Pharaoh; an
honorable messenger went to them.
44:18. Proclaiming: "Listen to me, servants of GOD. I am an honest
messenger to you."
44:19. And, "Do not transgress against GOD. I bring to you powerful
44:20. "I seek refuge in my Lord and your Lord, if you oppose me.
44:21. "If you do not wish to believe, then simply leave me alone."
- 47:24. Why do they not study the Quran carefully? Do they have locks
on their minds?
47:25. Surely, those who slide back, after the guidance has been
manifested to them, the devil has enticed them and led them on.
47:26. This is because they said to those who hated what GOD has sent
down, "We will obey you in certain matters." GOD fully knows their
- 59:14. They do not get together to fight you unless they are in
well-shielded buildings, or behind walls. Their might appears formidable
among themselves. You would think that they are united, when in fact
their hearts are divided. This is because they are people who do not
59:15. Their fate is the same as their counterparts who preceded
them. They suffered the consequences of their decisions. They have
incurred a painful retribution.
59:16. They are like the devil: he says to the human being,
"Disbelieve," then as soon as he disbelieves, he says, "I disown you. I
fear GOD, Lord of the universe."
- 67:2. The One who created death and life for the purpose of
distinguishing those among you who would do better. He is the Almighty,
67:3. He created seven universes in layers. You do not see any
imperfection in the creation by the Most Gracious. Keep looking; do you
see any flaw?
67:4. Look again and again; your eyes will come back stumped and
67:5. We adorned the lowest universe with lamps, and guarded its
borders with projectiles against the devils; we prepared for them a
retribution in Hell.
- 72:19. When GOD's servant advocated Him alone, almost all of them
banded together to oppose him.
72:20. Say, "I worship only my Lord; I never set up any idols beside
72:21. Say, "I possess no power to harm you, nor to guide you."
72:22. Say, "No one can protect me from GOD, nor can I find any other
refuge beside Him.
- 113:1. Say, "I seek refuge in the Lord of daybreak.
113:2. "From the evils among His creations.
113:3. "From the evils of darkness as it falls.
113;4. "From the evils of the troublemakers.
113:5. "From the evils of the envious when they envy."
- 114:1. Say, "I seek refuge in the Lord of the people.
114:2. "The King of the people.
114:3. "The god of the people.
114:4. "From the evils of sneaky whisperers.
114:5. "Who whisper into the chests of the people.
114:6. "Be they of the jinns, or the people."
All the quotes (above) are courtesy of Dr Rashad Khalifa's english
translation of the Quran.
If the quotes (above) are not self-explanatory, please read the Quran
in its entirety, in context of its chapters and verses regularly, and pray
to God alone for guidance and understanding, my clarity came from just
this (all praises to Allah).
I am a Muslim that bears witness that 'there is no god besides God, He
alone is God, He has no partners'. God willing, I do not idolise prophets,
messengers, religious leaders/scholars or anyone else. Therefore, 'Praise
be to GOD and peace be upon His servants whom He chose' (adapted from