Christian Churches of God
Commentary on the Koran: Surah 47 “Muhammad”
(Edition 1.5 20180129-20201222)
This text is a reference to the authority of the church in the Revelation of God.
Commentary on the Koran: Surah 47 “Muhammad”
Pickthall Translation; Bible Quotes are from the English Standard Version unless otherwise noted.
The Surah allegedly takes its name from the use of the term Muhammad in verse 2 which is then asserted as the name of the prophet Qasim. It is in fact a reference to the authority of the council of the church in the Revelation of God and the name and seal of the 144,000 throughout the church as the prophets of God (see Introduction to the Commentary on the Koran (Q001)).
The Surah is held to have been revealed in the period after the Hijrah and verse 18 is held to be referring to the period when in the flight the Prophet looked back on Becca. However, the “hour” that it refers to is the Hour of the destruction of the Last Days under Messiah. The Hadithic traditions seek to make distinction between the Koran and the Scriptures in prophetic references.
47.1. Those who disbelieve and turn (men) from the way of Allah, He rendereth their actions vain.
Job 5:12 He frustrates the devices of the crafty, so that their hands achieve no success.
Proverbs 19:21 Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the LORD that will stand.
Proverbs 21:30 No wisdom, no understanding, no counsel can avail against the LORD.
47.2. And those who believe and do good works and believe in that which is revealed unto Muhammad - and it is the truth from their Lord - He riddeth them of their ill-deeds and improveth their state.
Psalm 32:2 Blessed is the man against whom the LORD counts no iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no deceit.
Psalm 103:12 as far as the east is from the west, so far does he remove our transgressions from us.
47.3. That is because those who disbelieve follow falsehood and because those who believe follow the truth from their Lord. Thus Allah coineth their similitudes for mankind.
See also 2Corinthians 6:14-16 in Commentary on the Koran: Surah 38 (No. Q038) at ayat 28.
Romans 8:5 For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit.
Galatians 5:17 For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh, for these are opposed to each other, to keep you from doing the things you want to do.
47.4. Now when ye meet in battle those who disbelieve, then it is smiting of the necks until, when ye have routed them, then making fast of bonds; and afterward either grace or ransom till the war lay down its burdens. That (is the ordinance). And if Allah willed He could have punished them (without you) but (thus it is ordained) that He may try some of you by means of others. And those who are slain in the way of Allah, He rendereth not their actions vain.
Joshua 8:1-2 And the LORD said to Joshua, “Do not fear and do not be dismayed. Take all the fighting men with you, and arise, go up to Ai. See, I have given into your hand the king of Ai, and his people, his city, and his land. 2And you shall do to Ai and its king as you did to Jericho and its king. Only its spoil and its livestock you shall take as plunder for yourselves. Lay an ambush against the city, behind it.”
1Samuel 15:3 Now go and strike Amalek and devote to destruction all that they have. Do not spare them, but kill both man and woman, child and infant, ox and sheep, camel and donkey.
Judges 2:21-22 I will no longer drive out before them any of the nations that Joshua left when he died, 22in order to test Israel by them, whether they will take care to walk in the way of the LORD as their fathers did, or not.”
We carry out the instructions given to us. We strive to live at peace with all. If the enemies, the unbelievers, do not allow us to live in peace and practice our faith then we will go to war seeking His counsel. We will be tried and tested by means of those around us. We must finish the race by following the example of those of the faith before us.
2Corinthians 10:4 For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds.
Ephesians 6:11-12 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. 12For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.
Hebrews 6:10 For God is not unjust so as to overlook your work and the love that you have shown for his name in serving the saints, as you still do.
47.5. He will guide them and improve their state,
47.6. And bring them in unto the Garden which He hath made known to them.
Psalm 37:23 The steps of a man are established by the LORD, when he delights in his way;
Proverbs 28:20 A faithful man will abound with blessings, but whoever hastens to be rich will not go unpunished.
Refer to Revelation 20:6 in Commentary on the Koran: Surah 11 (Q011) at ayat 108.
47.7. O ye who believe! If ye help Allah, He will help you and will make your foothold firm.
See Hebrews 6:10 at ayat 4 above.
Proverbs 19:17 Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the LORD, and he will repay him for his deed.
Psalm 37:31 The law of his God is in his heart; his steps do not slip.
47.8. And those who disbelieve, perdition is for them, and He will make their actions vain.
47.9. That is because they are averse to that which Allah hath revealed, therefor maketh He their actions fruitless
Psalm 33:10 The LORD brings the counsel of the nations to nothing; he frustrates the plans of the peoples.
Hebrews 10:26-27 For if we go on sinning deliberately after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, 27but a fearful expectation of judgment, and a fury of fire that will consume the adversaries.
Refer to John 5:29 in Commentary on the Koran: Surah 20 (No. Q020) at ayat 55.
47.10. Have they not travelled in the land to see the nature of the consequence for those who were before them? Allah wiped them out. And for the disbelievers there will be the like thereof.
47.11. That is because Allah is patron of those who believe, and because the disbelievers have no patron.
Jude 1:7 Just as Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding cities, which likewise indulged in sexual immorality and pursued unnatural desire, serve as an example by undergoing a punishment of eternal fire.
Exodus 15:4 Pharaoh’s chariots and his host he cast into the sea, and his chosen officers were sunk in the Red Sea.
Hebrews 3:17 And with whom was he provoked for forty years? Was it not with those who sinned, whose bodies fell in the wilderness?
Proverbs 11:21 Be assured, an evil person will not go unpunished, but the offspring of the righteous will be delivered.
Psalm 4:3 But know that the LORD has set apart the godly for himself; the LORD hears when I call to him.
Those who persist in doing evil will surely be punished like the wicked generations of old.
47.12. Lo! Allah will cause those who believe and do good works to enter Gardens underneath which rivers flow; while those who disbelieve take their comfort in this life and eat even as the cattle eat, and the Fire is their habitation.
Refer to Revelation 20:6 in Commentary on the Koran: Surah 11 (Q011) at ayat 108.
Ecclesiastes 8:15 And I commend joy, for man has nothing better under the sun but to eat and drink and be joyful, for this will go with him in his toil through the days of his life that God has given him under the sun.
See Romans 8:5 at ayat 3 above and also Matthew 25:41 in Commentary on the Koran: Surah 34 (No. Q034) at ayat 5.
47.13. And how many a township stronger than thy township (O Muhammad) which hath cast thee out, have We destroyed, and they had no helper!
See Proverbs 21:30 at ayat 1 above.
Jeremiah 32:27 Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh. Is anything too hard for me?
Jeremiah 9:23 Thus says the LORD: “Let not the wise man boast in his wisdom, let not the mighty man boast in his might, let not the rich man boast in his riches,
Nothing will save the evildoers when their day of calamity comes to punish them for their lawlessness.
47.14. Is he who relieth on a clear proof from his Lord like those for whom the evil that they do is beautified while they follow their own lusts?
47.15. A similitude of the Garden which those who keep their duty (to Allah) are promised: Therein are rivers of water unpolluted, and rivers of milk whereof the flavour changeth not, and rivers of wine delicious to the drinkers, and rivers of clear- run honey; therein for them is every kind of fruit, with pardon from their Lord. (Are those who enjoy all this) like those who are immortal in the Fire and are given boiling water to drink so that it teareth their bowels?
This contrasts the First Garden of Paradise and the fruits of Paradise for the elect and end result of the death of the unrepentant guilty in the lake of fire.
Note that after the flood Noah planted a vineyard (Gen. 9:20). Here in this text regarding the First Resurrection at the return of the Messiah and the Resurrection of the elect God established again vineyards of wine for the elect over the millennial system to the Second Resurrection of the Dead. This is a physical system under the Messiah for a thousand years (Rev. 20:1-3). The assertion that the Koran does not support the drinking of wine is a lie. Unless they elect drink the Blood and eat the Flesh of the Messiah at the Lord’s Supper they have no part in him or the First Resurrection or the Kingdom of God (Jn. 6:53-56).
47.16. Among them are some who give ear unto thee (Muhammad) till, when they go forth from thy presence they say unto those who have been given knowledge: What was that he said just now? Those are they whose hearts Allah hath sealed, and they follow their own lusts.
Matthew 13:14 Indeed, in their case the prophecy of Isaiah is fulfilled that says: “You will indeed hear but never understand, and you will indeed see but never perceive.”
Ezekiel 12:2 Son of man, you dwell in the midst of a rebellious house, who have eyes to see, but see not, who have ears to hear, but hear not, for they are a rebellious house.
47.17. While as for those who walk aright, He addeth to their guidance, and giveth them their protection (against evil).
See also Psalm 37:23 at ayat 6 above.
Psalm 90:17 Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us, and establish the work of our hands upon us; yes, establish the work of our hands!
Psalm 31:23 Love the LORD, all you his saints! The LORD preserves the faithful but abundantly repays the one who acts in pride.
47.18. Await they aught save the Hour, that it should come upon them unawares? And the beginnings thereof have already come. But how, when it hath come upon them, can they take their warning?
Mark 13:32 But concerning that day or that hour, no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.
1Thessalonians 5:2-3 For you yourselves are fully aware that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. 3While people are saying, “There is peace and security,” then sudden destruction will come upon them as labor pains come upon a pregnant woman, and they will not escape.
47.19. So know (O Muhammad) that there is no God save Allah, and ask forgiveness for thy sin and for believing men and believing women. Allah knoweth (both) your place of turmoil and your place of rest.
Isaiah 45:5 I am the LORD, and there is no other, besides me there is no God; I equip you, though you do not know me,
1John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
Ephesians 6:18 praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end, keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints,
Matthew 11:28 Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
Isaiah 41:10 fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
47.20. And those who believe say: If only a surah were revealed! But when a decisive surah is revealed and war is mentioned therein, thou seest those in whose hearts is a disease looking at thee with the look of men fainting unto death. Therefor woe unto them!
Luke 16:31 He said to him, ‘If they do not hear Moses and the Prophets, neither will they be convinced if someone should rise from the dead.’
Hebrews 10:26 For if we go on sinning deliberately after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins,
Ecclesiastes 8:13 But it will not be well with the wicked, neither will he prolong his days like a shadow, because he does not fear before God.
47.21. Obedience and a civil word. Then, when the matter is determined, if they are loyal to Allah it will be well for them.
See Micah 6:8 at ayat 22.54 Commentary on the Koran: Surah 22 (No. Q022).
Ecclesiastes 12:13 The end of the matter; all has been heard. Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man.
Proverbs 21:3 To do righteousness and justice is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice.
47.22. Would ye then, if ye were given the command, work corruption in the land and sever your ties of kinship?
Psalm 53:3 They have all fallen away; together they have become corrupt; there is none who does good, not even one.
Romans 3:12 All have turned aside; together they have become worthless; no one does good, not even one.
47.23. Such are they whom Allah curseth so that He deafeneth them and maketh blind their eyes.
John 12:40 “He has blinded their eyes and hardened their heart, lest they see with their eyes, and understand with their heart, and turn, and I would heal them.”
Romans 11:8 as it is written, “God gave them a spirit of stupor, eyes that would not see and ears that would not hear, down to this very day.”
47.24. Will they then not meditate on the Qur'an, or are there locks on the hearts?
Psalm 10:4 In the pride of his face the wicked does not seek him; all his thoughts are, “There is no God.”
Psalm 14:1 The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, they do abominable deeds; there is none who does good.
47.25. Lo! those who turn back after the guidance hath been manifested unto them, Satan hath seduced them, and He giveth them the rein.
47.26. That is because they say unto those who hate what Allah hath revealed: We will obey you in some matters; and Allah knoweth their secret talk.
2Timothy 4:4 and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths.
2Peter 2:21 For it would have been better for them never to have known the way of righteousness than after knowing it to turn back from the holy commandment delivered to them.
Hebrews 6:4-6 For it is impossible, in the case of those who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, and have shared in the Holy Spirit, 5and have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the age to come, 6and then have fallen away, to restore them again to repentance, since they are crucifying once again the Son of God to their own harm and holding him up to contempt.
Refer to Jeremiah 17:10 in Commentary on the Koran: Surah 17 (No. Q017) at ayat 1.
47.27. Then how (will it be with them) when the angels gather them, smiting their faces and their backs!
Job 34:20 In a moment they die; at midnight the people are shaken and pass away, and the mighty are taken away by no human hand.
47.28. That will be because they followed that which angereth Allah, and hated that which pleaseth Him. Therefor He hath made their actions vain.
47.29. Or do those in whose hearts is a disease deem that Allah will not bring to light their (secret) hates?
47.30. And if We would, We could show them unto thee (Muhammad) so that thou shouldst know them surely by their marks. And thou shalt know them by the burden of their talk. And Allah knoweth your deeds.
See Job 5:12 at ayat 1; Psalm 53:3 at ayat 22 and
Psalm 14:1 at ayat 24 above.
John 3:19 And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were evil.
Mark 4:22 For nothing is hidden except to be made manifest; nor is anything secret except to come to light.
Ecclesiastes 12:14 For God will bring every deed into judgment, with every secret thing, whether good or evil.
Luke 6:45 The good person out of the good treasure of his heart produces good, and the evil person out of his evil treasure produces evil, for out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.
47.31. And verily We shall try you till We know those of you who strive hard (for the cause of Allah) and the steadfast, and till We test your record.
1Peter 1:7 so that the tested genuineness of your faith—more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ.
James 1:3-4 for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. 4And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.
Romans 5:3-4 Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, 4and endurance produces character, and character produces hope,
47.32. Lo! those who disbelieve and turn from the way of Allah and oppose the messenger after the guidance hath been manifested unto them, they hurt Allah not a jot, and He will make their actions fruitless.
Job 35:7-8 If you are righteous, what do you give to him? Or what does he receive from your hand? 8Your wickedness concerns a man like yourself, and your righteousness a son of man.
Job 42:2 I know that you can do all things, and that no purpose of yours can be thwarted.
See Job 5:12 at ayat 1 above.
47.33. O ye who believe! Obey Allah and obey the messenger, and render not your actions vain.
Proverbs 21:3 To do righteousness and justice is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice.
See Micah 6:8 in Commentary on the Koran: Surah 22 (No. Q022) at ayat 54.
47.34. Lo! those who disbelieve and turn from the way of Allah and then die disbelievers, Allah surely will not pardon them.
Ezekiel 18:24 But when a righteous person turns away from his righteousness and does injustice and does the same abominations that the wicked person does, shall he live? None of the righteous deeds that he has done shall be remembered; for the treachery of which he is guilty and the sin he has committed, for them he shall die.
Proverbs 21:16 One who wanders from the way of good sense will rest in the assembly of the dead.
47.35. So do not falter and cry out for peace when ye (will be) the uppermost, and Allah is with you, and He will not grudge (the reward of) your actions.
Galatians 6:9 And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.
1Corinthians 15:58 Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.
47.36. The life of the world is but a sport and a pastime. And if ye believe and ward off (evil). He will give you your wages, and will not ask of you your wordly wealth.
Refer to 1John 2:16-17 in Commentary on the Koran: Surah 18 (No. Q018) at ayat 8.
Romans 12:2 Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
47.37. If He should ask it of you and importune you, ye would hoard it, and He would bring to light your (secret) hates.
47.38. Lo! ye are those who are called to spend in the way of Allah, yet among you there are some who hoard. And as for him who hoardeth, he hoardeth only from his soul. And Allah is the Rich, and ye are the poor. And if ye turn away He will exchange you for some other folk, and they will not be the likes of you.
2Corinthians 9:7 Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
Psalm 90:8 You have set our iniquities before you, our secret sins in the light of your presence.
Psalm 37:21 The wicked borrows but does not pay back, but the righteous is generous and gives;
Hebrews 13:16 Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.
Luke 12:15 And he said to them, “Take care, and be on your guard against all covetousness, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.”
Ecclesiastes 5:13 There is a grievous evil that I have seen under the sun: riches were kept by their owner to his hurt,
Deuteronomy 10:14 Behold, to the LORD your God belong heaven and the heaven of heavens, the earth with all that is in it.
Job 41:11 Who has first given to me, that I should repay him? Whatever is under the whole heaven is mine.
Romans 11:17-20 But if some of the branches were broken off, and you, although a wild olive shoot, were grafted in among the others and now share in the nourishing root of the olive tree, 18do not be arrogant toward the branches. If you are, remember it is not you who support the root, but the root that supports you. 19Then you will say, “Branches were broken off so that I might be grafted in.” 20That is true. They were broken off because of their unbelief, but you stand fast through faith. So do not become proud, but fear.
The responsibility rests with the church for the conduct of the faith and those who sin are sent to the adversary so that their lives may be saved at the Last Day in the Resurrection of the Dead (1Cor. 5:5) and the retraining of all mankind. The council of the church is able to determine and to correct the elect in judgment now.