To Resurrect the Dead
[16:40] To have anything done, we simply say to it, “Be,” and it is.
[16:41] Those who emigrated for the sake of GOD, because they were persecuted, we will surely make it up to them generously in this life, and the recompense of the Hereafter is even greater, if they only knew.
[16:42] This is because they steadfastly persevere, and in their Lord they trust.
[16:43] We did not send before you except men whom we inspired. Ask those who know the scripture, if you do not know.
[16:44] We provided them with the proofs and the scriptures. And we sent down to you this message, to proclaim for the people everything that is sent down to them, perhaps they will reflect.
[16:45] Did those who scheme evil schemes guarantee that GOD will not cause the earth to swallow them, or that the retribution will not come to them when they least expect it?
[16:46] It may strike them while they are asleep; they can never escape.
[16:47] Or it may strike them while they are fearfully expecting it. Your Lord is Compassionate, Most Merciful.
[16:48] Have they not seen all the things created by GOD? Their shadows surround them right and left, in total submission to GOD, and willingly.
[16:49] To GOD prostrates everything in the heavens and everything on earth — every creature—and so do the angels; without the least arrogance.*
*16:49 The human body, whether it belongs to a believer or a disbeliever, submits to God; the heartbeats, the lungs’ movement, and peristalsis illustrate this submission.
[16:50] They reverence their Lord, high above them, and they do what they are commanded to do.
[16:51] GOD has proclaimed: “Do not worship two gods; there is only one god. You shall reverence Me alone.”
[16:52] To Him belongs everything in the heavens and the earth and therefore, the religion shall be devoted absolutely to Him alone. Would you worship other than GOD?
[16:53] Any blessing you enjoy is from GOD. Yet, whenever you incur any adversity you immediately complain to Him.
[16:54] Yet, as soon as He relieves your affliction, some of you revert to idol worship.
[16:55] Let them disbelieve in what we have given them. Go ahead and enjoy temporarily; you will surely find out.
[16:56] They designate for the idols they set up out of ignorance, a share of the provisions we bestow upon them. By GOD, you will be held accountable for your innovations.
What is the definition of innovation for 16:56?
When something is added to the practice of religion and it is considered a sin if they either perform or refrain from performing the act. This is different than a personal preference that is not considered mandatory as part of the religion.
Could there be personal innovation?
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