The Major Commandments (6:151 – 6:156)

The Commandments [2:83] We made a covenant with the Children of Israel: “You shall not worship except GOD. You shall honor your parents and regard the relatives, the orphans, and the poor. You shall treat the people amicably. You shall observe the Contact Prayers (Salat) and give the obligatory charity (Zakat).” But you turned away, except a few of you, and you became averse. [2:84] We made a covenant with you, that you shall not shed your blood, nor shall you evict each other from your homes. You agreed and bore witness.

The Major Commandments

[6:151] Say, “Come let me tell you what your Lord has really prohibited for you: You shall not set up idols besides Him. You shall honor your parents. You shall not kill your children from fear of poverty – we provide for you and for them. You shall not commit gross sins, obvious or hidden. You shall not kill – GOD has made life sacred – except in the course of justice. These are His commandments to you, that you may understand.”

Additional Commandments

[6:152] You shall not touch the orphans’ money except in the most righteous manner, until they reach maturity. You shall give full weight and full measure when you trade, equitably. We do not burden any soul beyond its means. You shall be absolutely just when you bear witness, even against your relatives. You shall fulfill your covenant with GOD. These are His commandments to you, that you may take heed.
[6:153] This is My path – a straight one. You shall follow it, and do not follow any other paths, lest they divert you from His path. These are His commandments to you, that you may be saved.
[6:154] And we gave Moses the scripture, complete with the best commandments, and detailing everything, and a beacon and mercy, that they may believe in meeting their Lord.
[6:155] This too is a blessed scripture that we have revealed; you shall follow it and lead a righteous life, that you may attain mercy.
[6:156] Now you can no longer say, “The scripture was sent down to two groups before us, and we were unaware of their teachings.”

  1. You shall not set up idols besides Him
  2. You shall honor your parents
  3. You shall not kill your children from fear of poverty
  4. You shall not commit gross sins – obvious or hidden
  5. You shall not kill – God has made life sacred – except in the course of justice
  6. You shall not touch the orphans’ money except in the most righteous manner, until they reach maturity
  7. You shall give full weight and full measure when you trade, equitably
  8. You shall be absolutely just when you bear witness, even against your relatives
  9. You shall fulfill your covenant with God
  10. You shall follow it (the path of God), and do not follow any other paths, lest it diverts you from His path.

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 Major Commandments

[17:22] You shall not set up any other god beside GOD, lest you end up despised and disgraced. [17:23] Your Lord has decreed that you shall not worship except Him, and your parents shall be honored. As long as one or both of them live, you shall never say to them, “Uff” (the slightest gesture of annoyance), nor shall you shout at them; you shall treat them amicably. [17:24] And lower for them the wings of humility, and kindness, and say, “My Lord, have mercy on them, for they have raised me from infancy.” [17:25] Your Lord is fully aware of your innermost thoughts. If you maintain righteousness, He is Forgiver of those who repent. [17:26] You shall give the due alms to the relatives, the needy, the poor, and the traveling alien, but do not be excessive, extravagant. [17:27] The extravagant are brethren of the devils, and the devil is unappreciative of his Lord. [17:28] Even if you have to turn away from them, as you pursue the mercy of your Lord, you shall treat them in the nicest manner.  

Stinginess Condemned

[17:29] You shall not keep your hand stingily tied to your neck, nor shall you foolishly open it up, lest you end up blamed and sorry. [17:30] For your Lord increases the provision for anyone He chooses, and reduces it. He is fully Cognizant of His creatures, Seer.  

Abortion is Murder

[17:31] You shall not kill your children due to fear of poverty. We provide for them, as well as for you. Killing them is a gross offense. [17:32] You shall not commit adultery; it is a gross sin, and an evil behavior. [17:33] You shall not kill any person – for GOD has made life sacred – except in the course of justice. If one is killed unjustly, then we give his heir authority to enforce justice. Thus, he shall not exceed the limits in avenging the murder; he will be helped. [17:34] You shall not touch the orphans’ money except for their own good, until they reach maturity. You shall fulfill your covenants, for a covenant is a great responsibility. [17:35] You shall give full measure when you trade, and weigh equitably. This is better and more righteous.

Crucial Advice

[17:36] You shall not accept any information, unless you verify it for yourself. I have given you the hearing, the eyesight, and the brain, and you are responsible for using them. [17:37] You shall not walk proudly on earth – you cannot bore through the earth, nor can you be as tall as the mountains. [17:38] All bad behavior is condemned by your Lord.

Chapter 17 Commandments:

  1. You shall not set up any other god beside GOD, lest you end up despised and disgraced
  2. your parents shall be honored
  3. you shall never say to them, “Uff” (the slightest gesture of annoyance),
  4. nor shall you shout at them;
  5. you shall treat them (parents) amicably.
  6. you shall treat them (parents) in the nicest manner.
  7. And lower for them the wings of humility, and kindness, and say, “My Lord, have mercy on them, for they have raised me from infancy
  8. You shall give the due alms to the relatives, the needy, the poor, and the traveling alien, but
  9. do not be excessive, extravagant
  • You shall not keep your hand stingily tied to your neck, nor shall you foolishly open it up, lest you end up blamed and sorry
  • You shall not kill your children due to fear of poverty.
  • You shall not commit adultery
  • You shall not kill any person – for GOD has made life sacred – except in the course of justice. If one is killed unjustly, then we give his heir authority to enforce justice. Thus, he shall not exceed the limits in avenging the murder; he will be helped.
  • You shall not touch the orphans’ money except for their own good, until they reach maturity.
  • You shall fulfill your covenants, for a covenant is a great responsibility.
  • You shall give full measure when you trade, and weigh equitably. This is better and more righteous.
  • You shall not accept any information, unless you verify it for yourself
  • You shall not walk proudly on
  • All bad behavior is condemned by your Lord.

Gross Sins

Intoxicants and Gambling Prohibited*

[2:219] They ask you about intoxicants and gambling: say, “In them there is a gross sin, and some benefits for the people. But their sinfulness far outweighs their benefit.” They also ask you what to give to charity: say, “The excess.” GOD thus clarifies the revelations for you, that you may reflect,  

Intoxicants and Gambling Prohibited

[5:90] O you who believe, intoxicants, and gambling, and the altars of idols, and the games of chance are abominations of the devil; you shall avoid them, that you may succeed.

God uses the same expression as when God told Adam and Eve to avoid the tree.

[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 you sin.” 

[7:19] “As for you, Adam, dwell with your wife in Paradise, and eat therefrom as you please, but do not approach this one tree, lest you fall in sin.”

Orphans Property 

[2:220] upon this life and the Hereafter. And they ask you about the orphans: say, “Bringing them up as righteous persons is the best you can do for them. If you mix their property with yours, you shall treat them as family members.” GOD knows the righteous and the wicked. Had GOD willed, He could have imposed harsher rules upon you. GOD is Almighty, Most Wise.

God’s scripture to Moses (6:154)

God’s Messages to the World

[6:91] They never valued GOD as He should be valued. Thus, they said, “GOD does not reveal anything to any human being.” Say, “Who then revealed the scripture that Moses brought, with light and guidance for the people?” You put it down on paper to proclaim it, while concealing a lot of it. You were taught what you never knew – you and your parents. Say, “GOD (is the One who revealed it),” then leave them in their heedlessness, playing. [6:92] This too is a blessed scripture that we have revealed, confirming the previous scriptures, that you may warn the most important community* and all those around it. Those who believe in the Hereafter will believe in this (scripture), and will observe the Contact Prayers (Salat).

The Commandments

[2:83] We made a covenant with the Children of Israel: “You shall not worship except GOD. You shall honor your parents and regard the relatives, the orphans, and the poor. You shall treat the people amicably. You shall observe the Contact Prayers (Salat) and give the obligatory charity (Zakat).” But you turned away, except a few of you, and you became averse. [2:84] We made a covenant with you, that you shall not shed your blood, nor shall you evict each other from your homes. You agreed and bore witness.

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