Mosques in Russia – Beautiful and Amazing Mosques in Russia

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Mosques in Russia – Beautiful and Amazing Mosques in Russia

 

 

Mosques in Russia – Beautiful and Amazing Mosques in Russia

Moscow Cathedral Mosque is the main mosque of Moscow, Russia. It is located on Olimpiysky Avenue, close to the Olympic Stadium in the centre of the city. The original structure was built in 1904 according to the design of the architect Nikolay Zhukov and has undergone some reconstructions since then. A new mosque has been built at the site of the former one. It was officially inaugurated on 23 September 2015. Presidents Vladimir Putin of Russia, Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey and Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Territories together with local Muslim leaders participated in the inauguration ceremony of this mosque.
Akhmad Kadyrov Mosque is located in Grozny, the capital of Chechnya. It is one of the largest mosques in Russia and is officially known as “The Heart of Chechnya”, Completed October 16, 2008.



Aymani Kadyrov Mosque

 Chechen President, Ramzan Kadyrov inaugurate a mosque named after his mother Haja Aymani Kadyrova. Habib Ali was accompanied by Sbaykh Usama al-Azhari. Aymani Kadyrova was the wife of the first Chechen president Akhmad Kadyrov.

Makhachkala Grand Mosque,

The Grand Mosque in Makhachkala (Yusuf Bei Cami) is the main mosque of the Republic of Dagestan. It is supposed to have been patterned after the Sultan Ahmed Mosque in Istanbul. The building can accommodate up to 17,000 worshipers. Its construction was financed by Turkey. The mosque was completed and consecrated in 1998.

Nizhny Novgorod Cathedral Mosque

built in 1915

Saint Petersburg Mosque

when opened in 1913, was the largest mosque in Europe outside Turkey, The mosque is situated in downtown St Petersburg. It can accommodate up to five thousand worshippers. The founding stone was laid in 1910 to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the reign of Abdul Ahat Khan in Bukhara. Its construction was completed by 1921.

Salavat Yulaev Mosque,

Ufa, Russia. Salavat Yulaev is a Bashkir national hero who participated in Pugachev’s Rebellion.

White Mosque of Astrakhan,

Valkoinen moskeija, Astrakhan. The historical white mosque of Astrakhan, from the 19th century.

Lala Tulpan, (“Tulip in Bloom”)

in Ufa is one of Russia’s largest mosques with 53-metre-tall twin minarets. The building can hold up to 1000 worshippers. It was built between 1990 and 1998 to a modernist design by Wakil Davlyatshin.Indahnya Menara Tulip Masjid Lala Tulpan di Rusia. Lala Tulpan mosque in Ufa – Russia

Mukhtarov Mosque (Sunnitskaya) (Vladikavkaz, Russia),

The Sunni Mosque or the Mukhtarov Mosque is a historic mosque on the left bank of the Terek River in Vladikavkaz. The mosque owes its name to the Azerbaijani millionaire Murtuza Mukhtarov who financed its construction in 1900-1908. Established 1908 The mosque has been protected as a historic landmark since 1934. In 1996, it was badly damaged by an explosion and later restored.


QOLSHARIF MOSQUE (MASJID QOLSHARIF),

Kazan Kremlin – at the time of its construction one of the largest mosques in Russia, and in Europe outside of Istanbul. the mosque was built in the Kazan Kremlin in the 16th century. It was named after Qolsärif.

 

Largest Mosques in the World by Capacity in 2017 HD videos and images

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Largest Mosques in the World

Check this video for more information including google maps, images and actual video of mosque.

 

Ranking of mosque according to capacity

#1 Masjid al-Haram Capacity 4,000,000 City Mecca Saudi Arabia Construct between 634 and 644(wikipedia)
#2 Al-Masjid al-Nabawi Capacity 1,000,000 City Medina Saudi Arabia Construct Pre 622
#3 Imam Husayn Shrine and Al Abbas Mosque Capacity 1,000,000 City Karbala Iraq Construct 680.
#4 Imam Ali Mosque Capacity 800,000 City Najaf Iraq Construct 900
#5 Jamkaran Mosque Capacity 800,000 City Qom Iran Construct 984
#6 Shah Mosque Capacity 700,000 City Isfahan Iran Construct
#7 Imam Reza Shrine Capacity 500,000 City Mashhad Iran Construct 818
#8 Sheikh Lotf Allah Mosque Capacity 500,000 City Isfahan Iran Construct 1618
#9 Bara Imambara Capacity 350,000 City Lucknow India Construct 1784
#10 Istiqlal Mosque, Capacity 200,000 City Jakarta Indonesia Construct 1978
#11 Faisal Mosque Capacity 200,000 City Islamabad Pakistan Construct 1986
#12 Taj-ul-Masajid Capacity 175,000 City Bhopal India Construct 1901
#13 Hassan II Mosque Capacity 105,000 City Casablanca Morocco Construct 1993
#14 Badshahi Mosque Capacity 100,000 City Lahore Pakistan Construct 1673
#15 Chota Imambara Capacity 100,000 City Lucknow India Construct 1784



#16 Jama Masjid Capacity 85,000 City Old Delhi India Construct 1656
#17 Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Capacity 60,000 City Cotabato City Philippines Construct 2011
#18 Great Mosque of Surabaya Capacity 59,000 City East Java Indonesia Construct 2000
#19 Saleh Mosque Capacity 44,000 City Sana’a Yemen Construct 2008
#20 Sheikh Zayed Mosque Capacity 40,000 City Abu Dhabi UAE Construct 2007
#21 Baitul Mukarram Capacity 40,000 City Dhaka Bangladesh Construct 1960
#22 Jamia Masjid, Capacity 33,000 City kashmir India Construct 1400
#23 Sheikh Muhammad Ibn Abdul Wahhab Mosque Capacity 30,000 City Doha Qatar Construct 2010
#24 Sabancı Mosque Capacity 28,000 City Adana Turkey Construct 1998
#25 Grand Jamia Mosque Capacity 25,000 (indoor capacity) 70,000 (outdoor capacity) City Punjab Pakistan Construct 2014
#26 Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Mosque Capacity 24,000 City Selangor Malaysia Construct 1988
#27 Id Kah Mosque Capacity 20,000 City Xinjiang China Construct 1442
#28 Al-Azhar Mosque Capacity 20,000 City Cairo Egypt Construct 972
#29 Mecca Masjid Capacity 20,000 City Hyderabad India Construct 1694
#30 Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque Capacity 20,000 City Muscat Oman Construct 2001



3rd Largest Masjid of the World is to be constructed in Bahria Town Karachi with architectural designs of Masjids in Turkey, Iran, Malaysia, United Arab Emirates & Kuwait.The main hall of the mosque can accommodate 25,000 people and it has a total capacity of 70,000. A modern Islamic Research Center, Islamic Museum, Islamic Cultural Center & an International University is also being constructed in this project.

Oldest Mosque in The World Saudia Arabia India China Jerusalem Syria Iraq Tunisia Somalia

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Oldest Mosque In The World || You Will Be Surprised !!

 

Islam began in the early 7th century. Originating in Mecca, it quickly spread in the Arabian Peninsula and by the 8th century the Islamic empire was extended from Iberia in the west to the Indus River in the east. As Islam spread throught the world Mosques began to built all over the world, Some of oldest mosque list have been given below.




Masjid al-Haram             Mecca       Saudi Arabia
Quba Mosque                   Medina       Saudi Arabia 622
Al-Masjid al-Nabawi         Medina       Saudi Arabia 622
Masjid al-Qiblatain            Medina       Saudi Arabia 623
Huaisheng Mosque          Guangzhou     China 627
Masjid al-Qiblatayn           Zeila                Somalia 627
Cheraman Juma Masjid   Kodungallur   India 629
Jawatha Mosque              Al-Kilabiyah    Saudi Arabia 629
Palaiya Jumma Palli        Kilakarai       India 630
Great Mosque of Kufa      Kufa               Iraq         639
Mosque of Uqba             Kairouan       Tunisia 670
Imam Hussain Mosque   Karbala       Iraq         680
Al-Aqsa Mosque             Old City           Jerusalem 705
Al-Zaytuna Mosque         Tunis               Tunisia 709
Umayyad Mosque     Damascus       Syria 715
Great Mosque of Xi’an     Shaanxi       China 742
Imam Ali Mosque     Najaf               Iraq         977
Atiq Mosque                     Awjila               Libya 1101
Arba’a Rukun Mosque     Mogadishu     Somalia 1268/9
Fakr ad-Din Mosque        Mogadishu     Somalia 1269
Kazimar Big Mosque       Madurai      India 1284

Beautiful Mosques In United States of America

Mosques United States of America

Beautiful Mosques In United States of America, 50 Mosques No Ranking
List of Mosques in the United States of America – Wikipedia
the first American mosque building was a mosque in Biddeford, Maine that was founded in 1915 by Albanian Muslims. A Muslim cemetery still existed there in 1996.

Friday – The Best Day of the Week and How To Attend a Muslim Friday Prayer Service (Jum’ah)

Friday – The Best Day of the Week and How To Attend a Muslim Friday Prayer Service (Jum’ah)

Mohammed is quoted as saying

“The best day the sun rises over is Friday; on it Allah created Adam. On it, he was made to enter paradise, on it he was expelled from it, and the Last Hour will take place on no other day than Friday.” [Ahmad and At-At-Tirmithi].

Abu Hurayrah also quoted Mohammed:

“Any man who performs Ghusl on Friday, perfumes himself if he has perfume, wears the best of his clothes, then goes to the mosque and offers as many prayers as he wishes while not harming anybody, then listens quietly while the Imam speaks until he offers the prayer, will have all his sins between that Friday and the next forgiven.” [Al-Bukhaari].

Aws ibn Aws, narrated that the prophet said:

“Whoever performs Ghusl on Friday and causes (his wife) to do ghusl, then goes early to the mosque and attends from the beginning of the Khutbah and draws near to the Imam and listens to him attentively, Allah will give him the full reward of fasting all the days of a year and observing night-vigil on each of its nights for every step that he took towards the mosque.”[Ibn Khuzaymah, Ahmad].

Further, Mohammed said

“Any Muslim who dies during the day or night of Friday will be protected by Allah from the trial of the grave.” [At-Tirmithi and Ahmad].

How To Attend a Muslim Friday Prayer Service (Sunnah For Jummah Prayer)

[In Short]

Salat Friday Prayer (Jumma) TAKE CARE OF PERSONNEL HYGIENE
TAKE CARE OF PERSONNEL HYGIENE





A) TAKE CARE OF PERSONNEL HYGIENE

  1. Trim fingernails and toenails
  2. Do Mishwak.
  3. Take a Ghusl (Islamic Bath)
  4. Perfume yourself (lightly in the case of women)
  5. Wear good clothes
Friday Prayer recite Suraj al Khaf
Friday Prayer Recite Suraj al Khaf

B) RECITE SURAH KAHF

  1. Read all of Soorah Kahf.
  2. Memorize the first 10 and last 10 verses.
Juma'h Prayer (Friday Con- Gregational Prayer) PRAY FOR THE PROPHET (saw) OFTEN ( Recite Darood abundantly) By reciting once
Juma’h Prayer ( Recite Darood abundantly) By reciting once

C) PRAY FOR THE PROPHET (saw) OFTEN ( Recite Darood abundantly) By reciting once

  1. 10 sins forgiven
  2. Allah blesses you 10 times
  3. 10 good deeds are written
  4. You are elevated 10 rank

All about Jummu’ah (Friday Prayer) MAKE SINCERE DUA’ IN THE LAST HOUR BEFORE SUNSET
MAKE SINCERE DUA’ IN THE LAST HOUR BEFORE SUNSET




D) MAKE SINCERE DUA’ IN THE LAST HOUR BEFORE SUNSET

  1. There is such an hour on Friday that is any Muslim makes Dua in it, his du’a will definitely be accpeted

[In Detail]

Step 1 Find a Friday prayer service Use Muslim acquaintances or a Website to find a Friday prayer service near you. Most are held around lunchtime.

Quick Tip:

Friday prayer services do not always happen in a mosque. University students often arrange Friday prayers in an empty hall or auditorium. Mosques in urban areas host prayers in satellite locations, such as downtown office buildings or even churches.

Step 2 Purify your intention As with all acts in Islam, take a quiet moment to purify your intention, affirming that you plan to attend Friday prayers for God’s sake alone.

Quick Tip:

While Friday is usually a holiday in Muslim-majority countries, it’s a regular workday elsewhere, and some men are not able to attend as a result. Do your best to fit Friday prayers into your work schedule.

Step 3 Take a shower or bath If you are able and you have time, take a shower or bath on Friday morning, as this practice was recommended by the Prophet Muhammad, who advised his followers to keep clean.

Step 4 Dress in clean, modest clothes Dress in clean, modest clothes. For men, this means no shorts. For women, this means covering the arms and legs, avoiding tight or revealing clothing, and bringing along a headscarf.

Quick Tip:

Cologne is recommended for men, but perfume for women should be avoided.

Step 5 Remove your shoes When entering the mosque or prayer area, remove your shoes. This is the moment of truth for your socks!

Step 6 Enter prayer area with right foot first Enter the prayer area with your right foot first. If the mosque is segregated according to gender, women should enter the women’s area, and men should enter the men’s area.

Quick Tip:

If you have small children, you may prefer to leave them at home. If you need to, however, you can bring them. Children of all ages are a common sight at Friday prayers. If a child is very disruptive, or if a baby can’t stop crying, however, you may have to leave with them.

Step 7 Offer voluntary prayer If you are Muslim, offer two cycles of voluntary prayer, known as tahyatul masjid salah, which means literally, ‘the prayer to greet the mosque.’

Quick Tip:

If you are not Muslim, take a moment to sit quietly and offer your own prayers.





Step 8 Sit next to other congregants on the floor Sit next to other congregants on the floor. Choose the available space closest to the front of the room. In other words, the front rows should be filled first, particularly because the back rows should be left open for latecomers.

Step 9 Listen to adhan Listen as a fellow congregant gives the adhan, or call to prayer. This means the Friday prayer service has begun; refrain from talking at this point.

Step 10 Sit quietly & listen to imam Sit quietly and listen while the imam, or prayer leader, offers a sermon, or khutbah. The first half the khutbah is the longest, followed by a brief period when the imam will sit down and offer silent prayers. Then he will stand again to deliver the shorter final section of the sermon.

Quick Tip:

A sermon will always open and close with words in Arabic. Hopefully, the language of the sermon itself will be one you understand. If not, be patient and ask someone near you for a translation when it is over.

Step 11 Listen to iqaamah After the sermon, a man will stand to give the iqaamah, a shortened version of the call to prayer, which indicates the prayer itself is about to commence.

Step 12 Line up shoulder to shoulder Stand up and move so you are standing shoulder to shoulder with the people on your left and right, forming a straight line that faces the qibla, or direction pointing to Mecca. Your shoulders, arms or feet can be lightly touching other people’s.

Quick Tip:

If you are not Muslim, ask someone where you can sit to observe the prayers. Generally, non-Muslims should not join in the prayer.

Step 13 Perform salat Perform two cycles of the ritual prayer, or salat, following along with the imam.

Step 14 Greet other people When the prayer is over, be sure to greet the people praying on either side of you when they are finished, either by shaking their hands and saying, ‘May Allah accept your prayers,’ or by simply smiling.

Step 15 Make a charitable contribution If you wish, make a charitable contribution as you leave. Boxes for contributions are generally available near the exit.

Surah Al-Kahf (The Cave) is the 18th Meccan sura of the Qur'an with 110 ayat reads Sura Kahf on Friday with Translation small
Surah Al-Kahf (The Cave) is the 18th Meccan sura of the Qur’an with 110 ayat reads Sura Kahf on Friday with Translation small

[Recite Surah Al Kahf Here]

Surat Al Kahf has immense blessings.

Abu Darda’ reported Allah’s Apostle (may peace be upon him) as saying: If anyone learns by heart the first ten verses of the Surat Al-Kahf, he will be protected from the Dajjal. (Sahih muslim Book 004, Hadith 1766)

Abu Sa’id al-Khudri reports that the Prophet SAW said: “Whoever recites Surat Al-Kahf on Jumu’ah will have illumination from the light from one Jumu’ah to the next.” (an-Nasa’i, al-Baihaqi, and al-Hakim)

 

[READ SURAT AL KAHF HERE]

 

 

Surah Al-Kahf (The Cave) is the 18th Meccan sura of the Qur’an with 110 ayat reads Sura Kahf on Friday with Translation

Surah Al-Kahf (The Cave)

Surah Al-Kahf  (The Cave) is the 18th Meccan sura of the Qur’an with 110 ayat

English Translation – Sahih International

In the name of Allah, the Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful.

[All] praise is [due] to Allah, who has sent down upon His Servant the Book and has not made therein any deviance. (1)

[He has made it] straight, to warn of severe punishment from Him and to give good tidings to the believers who do righteous deeds that they will have a good reward (2)

In which they will remain forever (3)

And to warn those who say, “Allah has taken a son.” (4)

They have no knowledge of it, nor had their fathers. Grave is the word that comes out of their mouths; they speak not except a lie. (5)

Then perhaps you would kill yourself through grief over them, [O Muhammad], if they do not believe in this message, [and] out of sorrow. (6)

Indeed, We have made that which is on the earth adornment for it that We may test them [as to] which of them is best in deed. (7)

And indeed, We will make that which is upon it [into] a barren ground. (8)

Or have you thought that the companions of the cave and the inscription were, among Our signs, a wonder? (9)

[Mention] when the youths retreated to the cave and said, “Our Lord, grant us from Yourself mercy and prepare for us from our affair right guidance.” (10)

So We cast [a cover of sleep] over their ears within the cave for a number of years. (11)

Then We awakened them that We might show which of the two factions was most precise in calculating what [extent] they had remained in time. (12)

It is We who relate to you, [O Muhammad], their story in truth. Indeed, they were youths who believed in their Lord, and We increased them in guidance. (13)

And We made firm their hearts when they stood up and said, “Our Lord is the Lord of the heavens and the earth. Never will we invoke besides Him any deity. We would have certainly spoken, then, an excessive transgression. (14)

These, our people, have taken besides Him deities. Why do they not bring for [worship of] them a clear authority? And who is more unjust than one who invents about Allah a lie?” (15)

[The youths said to one another], “And when you have withdrawn from them and that which they worship other than Allah, retreat to the cave. Your Lord will spread out for you of His mercy and will prepare for you from your affair facility.” (16)

And [had you been present], you would see the sun when it rose, inclining away from their cave on the right, and when it set, passing away from them on the left, while they were [laying] within an open space thereof. That was from the signs of Allah. He whom Allah guides is the [rightly] guided, but he whom He leaves astray – never will you find for him a protecting guide. (17)

And you would think them awake, while they were asleep. And We turned them to the right and to the left, while their dog stretched his forelegs at the entrance. If you had looked at them, you would have turned from them in flight and been filled by them with terror. (18)

And similarly, We awakened them that they might question one another. Said a speaker from among them, “How long have you remained [here]?” They said, “We have remained a day or part of a day.” They said, “Your Lord is most knowing of how long you remained. So send one of you with this silver coin of yours to the city and let him look to which is the best of food and bring you provision from it and let him be cautious. And let no one be aware of you. (19)

Indeed, if they come to know of you, they will stone you or return you to their religion. And never would you succeed, then – ever.” (20)

And similarly, We caused them to be found that they [who found them] would know that the promise of Allah is truth and that of the Hour there is no doubt. [That was] when they disputed among themselves about their affair and [then] said, “Construct over them a structure. Their Lord is most knowing about them.” Said those who prevailed in the matter, “We will surely take [for ourselves] over them a masjid.” (21)

They will say there were three, the fourth of them being their dog; and they will say there were five, the sixth of them being their dog – guessing at the unseen; and they will say there were seven, and the eighth of them was their dog. Say, [O Muhammad], “My Lord is most knowing of their number. None knows them except a few. So do not argue about them except with an obvious argument and do not inquire about them among [the speculators] from anyone.” (22)

And never say of anything, “Indeed, I will do that tomorrow,” (23)

Except [when adding], “If Allah wills.” And remember your Lord when you forget [it] and say, “Perhaps my Lord will guide me to what is nearer than this to right conduct.” (24)

And they remained in their cave for three hundred years and exceeded by nine. (25)

Say, “Allah is most knowing of how long they remained. He has [knowledge of] the unseen [aspects] of the heavens and the earth. How Seeing is He and how Hearing! They have not besides Him any protector, and He shares not His legislation with anyone.” (26)

And recite, [O Muhammad], what has been revealed to you of the Book of your Lord. There is no changer of His words, and never will you find in other than Him a refuge. (27)

And keep yourself patient [by being] with those who call upon their Lord in the morning and the evening, seeking His countenance. And let not your eyes pass beyond them, desiring adornments of the worldly life, and do not obey one whose heart We have made heedless of Our remembrance and who follows his desire and whose affair is ever [in] neglect. (28)

And say, “The truth is from your Lord, so whoever wills – let him believe; and whoever wills – let him disbelieve.” Indeed, We have prepared for the wrongdoers a fire whose walls will surround them. And if they call for relief, they will be relieved with water like murky oil, which scalds [their] faces. Wretched is the drink, and evil is the resting place. (29)

Indeed, those who have believed and done righteous deeds – indeed, We will not allow to be lost the reward of any who did well in deeds. (30)

Those will have gardens of perpetual residence; beneath them rivers will flow. They will be adorned therein with bracelets of gold and will wear green garments of fine silk and brocade, reclining therein on adorned couches. Excellent is the reward, and good is the resting place. (31)

And present to them an example of two men: We granted to one of them two gardens of grapevines, and We bordered them with palm trees and placed between them [fields of] crops. (32)

Each of the two gardens produced its fruit and did not fall short thereof in anything. And We caused to gush forth within them a river. (33)

And he had fruit, so he said to his companion while he was conversing with him, “I am greater than you in wealth and mightier in [numbers of] men.” (34)

And he entered his garden while he was unjust to himself. He said, “I do not think that this will perish – ever. (35)

And I do not think the Hour will occur. And even if I should be brought back to my Lord, I will surely find better than this as a return.” (36)

His companion said to him while he was conversing with him, “Have you disbelieved in He who created you from dust and then from a sperm-drop and then proportioned you [as] a man? (37)

But as for me, He is Allah, my Lord, and I do not associate with my Lord anyone. (38)

And why did you, when you entered your garden, not say, ‘What Allah willed [has occurred]; there is no power except in Allah ‘? Although you see me less than you in wealth and children, (39)

It may be that my Lord will give me [something] better than your garden and will send upon it a calamity from the sky, and it will become a smooth, dusty ground, (40)

Or its water will become sunken [into the earth], so you would never be able to seek it.” (41)

And his fruits were encompassed [by ruin], so he began to turn his hands about [in dismay] over what he had spent on it, while it had collapsed upon its trellises, and said, “Oh, I wish I had not associated with my Lord anyone.” (42)

And there was for him no company to aid him other than Allah, nor could he defend himself. (43)

There the authority is [completely] for Allah, the Truth. He is best in reward and best in outcome.(44)

And present to them the example of the life of this world, [its being] like rain which We send down from the sky, and the vegetation of the earth mingles with it and [then] it becomes dry remnants, scattered by the winds. And Allah is ever, over all things, Perfect in Ability. (45)

Wealth and children are [but] adornment of the worldly life. But the enduring good deeds are better to your Lord for reward and better for [one’s] hope. (46)

And [warn of] the Day when We will remove the mountains and you will see the earth prominent, and We will gather them and not leave behind from them anyone. (47)

And they will be presented before your Lord in rows, [and He will say], “You have certainly come to Us just as We created you the first time. But you claimed that We would never make for you an appointment.” (48)

And the record [of deeds] will be placed [open], and you will see the criminals fearful of that within it, and they will say, “Oh, woe to us! What is this book that leaves nothing small or great except that it has enumerated it?” And they will find what they did present [before them]. And your Lord does injustice to no one. (49)

And [mention] when We said to the angels, “Prostrate to Adam,” and they prostrated, except for Iblees. He was of the jinn and departed from the command of his Lord. Then will you take him and his descendants as allies other than Me while they are enemies to you? Wretched it is for the wrongdoers as an exchange. (50)

I did not make them witness to the creation of the heavens and the earth or to the creation of themselves, and I would not have taken the misguiders as assistants. (51)

And [warn of] the Day when He will say, “Call ‘My partners’ whom you claimed,” and they will invoke them, but they will not respond to them. And We will put between them [a valley of] destruction. (52)

And the criminals will see the Fire and will be certain that they are to fall therein. And they will not find from it a way elsewhere. (53)

And We have certainly diversified in this Qur’an for the people from every [kind of] example; but man has ever been, most of anything, [prone to] dispute. (54)

And nothing has prevented the people from believing when guidance came to them and from asking forgiveness of their Lord except that there [must] befall them the [accustomed] precedent of the former peoples or that the punishment should come [directly] before them. (55)

And We send not the messengers except as bringers of good tidings and warners. And those who disbelieve dispute by [using] falsehood to [attempt to] invalidate thereby the truth and have taken My verses, and that of which they are warned, in ridicule. (56)

And who is more unjust than one who is reminded of the verses of his Lord but turns away from them and forgets what his hands have put forth? Indeed, We have placed over their hearts coverings, lest they understand it, and in their ears deafness. And if you invite them to guidance – they will never be guided, then – ever. (57)

And your Lord is the Forgiving, full of mercy. If He were to impose blame upon them for what they earned, He would have hastened for them the punishment. Rather, for them is an appointment from which they will never find an escape. (58)

And those cities – We destroyed them when they wronged, and We made for their destruction an appointed time. (59)

And [mention] when Moses said to his servant, “I will not cease [traveling] until I reach the junction of the two seas or continue for a long period.” (60)

But when they reached the junction between them, they forgot their fish, and it took its course into the sea, slipping away. (61)

So when they had passed beyond it, [Moses] said to his boy, “Bring us our morning meal. We have certainly suffered in this, our journey, [much] fatigue.” (62)

He said, “Did you see when we retired to the rock? Indeed, I forgot [there] the fish. And none made me forget it except Satan – that I should mention it. And it took its course into the sea amazingly”. (63)

[Moses] said, “That is what we were seeking.” So they returned, following their footprints. (64)

And they found a servant from among Our servants to whom we had given mercy from us and had taught him from Us a [certain] knowledge. (65)

Moses said to him, “May I follow you on [the condition] that you teach me from what you have been taught of sound judgement?” (66)

He said, “Indeed, with me you will never be able to have patience. (67)

And how can you have patience for what you do not encompass in knowledge?” (68)

[Moses] said, “You will find me, if Allah wills, patient, and I will not disobey you in [any] order.” (69)

He said, “Then if you follow me, do not ask me about anything until I make to you about it mention.” (70)

So they set out, until when they had embarked on the ship, al-Khidhr tore it open. [Moses] said, “Have you torn it open to drown its people? You have certainly done a grave thing.” (71)

[Al-Khidhr] said, “Did I not say that with me you would never be able to have patience?” (72)

[Moses] said, “Do not blame me for what I forgot and do not cover me in my matter with difficulty.” (73)

So they set out, until when they met a boy, al-Khidhr killed him. [Moses] said, “Have you killed a pure soul for other than [having killed] a soul? You have certainly done a deplorable thing.” (74)

[Al-Khidhr] said, “Did I not tell you that with me you would never be able to have patience?” (75)

[Moses] said, “If I should ask you about anything after this, then do not keep me as a companion. You have obtained from me an excuse.” (76)

So they set out, until when they came to the people of a town, they asked its people for food, but they refused to offer them hospitality. And they found therein a wall about to collapse, so al-Khidhr restored it. [Moses] said, “If you wished, you could have taken for it a payment.” (77)

[Al-Khidhr] said, “This is parting between me and you. I will inform you of the interpretation of that about which you could not have patience. (78)

As for the ship, it belonged to poor people working at sea. So I intended to cause defect in it as there was after them a king who seized every [good] ship by force. (79)

And as for the boy, his parents were believers, and we feared that he would overburden them by transgression and disbelief. (80)

So we intended that their Lord should substitute for them one better than him in purity and nearer to mercy. (81)

And as for the wall, it belonged to two orphan boys in the city, and there was beneath it a treasure for them, and their father had been righteous. So your Lord intended that they reach maturity and extract their treasure, as a mercy from your Lord. And I did it not of my own accord. That is the interpretation of that about which you could not have patience.” (82)

And they ask you, [O Muhammad], about Dhul-Qarnayn. Say, “I will recite to you about him a report.” (83)

Indeed We established him upon the earth, and We gave him to everything a way. (84)

So he followed a way (85)

Until, when he reached the setting of the sun, he found it [as if] setting in a spring of dark mud, and he found near it a people. Allah said, “O Dhul-Qarnayn, either you punish [them] or else adopt among them [a way of] goodness.” (86)

He said, “As for one who wrongs, we will punish him. Then he will be returned to his Lord, and He will punish him with a terrible punishment. (87)

But as for one who believes and does righteousness, he will have a reward of Paradise, and we will speak to him from our command with ease.” (88)

Then he followed a way (89)

Until, when he came to the rising of the sun, he found it rising on a people for whom We had not made against it any shield. (90)

Thus. And We had encompassed [all] that he had in knowledge. (91)

Then he followed a way (92)

Until, when he reached [a pass] between two mountains, he found beside them a people who could hardly understand [his] speech. (93)

They said, “O Dhul-Qarnayn, indeed Gog and Magog are [great] corrupters in the land. So may we assign for you an expenditure that you might make between us and them a barrier?” (94)

He said, “That in which my Lord has established me is better [than what you offer], but assist me with strength; I will make between you and them a dam. (95)

Bring me sheets of iron” – until, when he had leveled [them] between the two mountain walls, he said, “Blow [with bellows],” until when he had made it [like] fire, he said, “Bring me, that I may pour over it molten copper.” (96)

So Gog and Magog were unable to pass over it, nor were they able [to effect] in it any penetration. (97)

[Dhul-Qarnayn] said, “This is a mercy from my Lord; but when the promise of my Lord comes, He will make it level, and ever is the promise of my Lord true.” (98)

And We will leave them that day surging over each other, and [then] the Horn will be blown, and We will assemble them in [one] assembly. (99)

And We will present Hell that Day to the Disbelievers, on display – (100)

Those whose eyes had been within a cover [removed] from My remembrance, and they were not able to hear. (101)

Then do those who disbelieve think that they can take My servants instead of Me as allies? Indeed, We have prepared Hell for the disbelievers as a lodging. (102)

Say, [O Muhammad], “Shall we [believers] inform you of the greatest losers as to [their] deeds? (103)

[They are] those whose effort is lost in worldly life, while they think that they are doing well in work.” (104)

Those are the ones who disbelieve in the verses of their Lord and in [their] meeting Him, so their deeds have become worthless; and We will not assign to them on the Day of Resurrection any importance. (105)

That is their recompense – Hell – for what they denied and [because] they took My signs and My messengers in ridicule. (106)

Indeed, those who have believed and done righteous deeds – they will have the Gardens of Paradise as a lodging, (107)

Wherein they abide eternally. They will not desire from it any transfer. (108)

Say, “If the sea were ink for [writing] the words of my Lord, the sea would be exhausted before the words of my Lord were exhausted, even if We brought the like of it as a supplement.” (109)

Say, “I am only a man like you, to whom has been revealed that your god is one God. So whoever would hope for the meeting with his Lord – let him do righteous work and not associate in the worship of his Lord anyone.” (110)