[2.2] That is the (Holy) Book, where there is no doubt. It is a guidance for the cautious (of evil and Hell).
[2.3] Who believe in the unseen and establish the (daily) prayer; who spend out of what We have provided them.
[2.4] Who believe in that which has been sent down to you (Prophet Muhammad) and what has been sent down before you (to Prophets Jesus and Moses) and firmly believe in the Everlasting Life.
[2.5] These are guided by their Lord; these surely are the prosperous.
[2.6] Those who disbelieve, whether you forewarn them or not, they will not believe.
[2.7] Allah has set a seal upon their hearts and ears; their sight is dimmed and for them is a great punishment.
[2.8] There are some people who say: ‘We believe in Allah and the Last Day, ‘ yet they are not believers.
[2.9] They seek to deceive Allah and those who believe, but they deceive none except themselves, though they do not sense it.
[2.10] There is a sickness in their hearts which Allah has increased. For them there is a painful punishment because they lie.
[2.11] When it is said to them, ‘Do not corrupt in the land, ‘ they reply, ‘We are only reformers. ‘
[2.12] But it is they who are the evildoers, though they do not sense it.
[2.13] When it is said to them: ‘Believe as (other) people believe, ‘ they reply, ‘Are we to believe as fools believe? ‘ It is they who are the fools, if only they knew!
[2.14] When they meet those who believe, they say, ‘We, too believe. ‘ But when they are alone with their devils, they say to them: ‘We follow none but you, we were only mocking
[2.15] Allah will mock at them and prolong them in sin, blundering blindly.
[2.16] Such are those who barter away guidance for error, their trade did not profit (them), nor are they guided.
[2.17] Their example is like one who kindled a fire, and when it lit all around him, Allah took away their light and left them in darkness. They could not see.
[2.18] Deaf, dumb, and blind, they shall never return.
[2.19] Or, like (those who, under) a cloudburst from the sky with darkness, thunder and lightning, they thrust their fingers in their ears at the sound of every thunderclap for fear of death, and Allah encompasses the unbelievers.
[2.20] The lightning almost snatches away their sight, whenever it flashes upon them they walk on, but as soon as it darkens they stand still. Indeed, if Allah willed, He could take away their sight and hearing. Allah has power over all things.