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Sura Al-An-'am (Arabic: سورة الأنعام, Sūratu al-An'ām, "The Cattle") is the sixth chapter of the Qur'an, with 165 verses. It is a Makkan sura. Its main topics are monotheism, resurrection, heaven and hell.
The surah reports the story of the prophet Abraham, who using his own reason stopped worship of celestial bodies and turned towards Allah, so that he could have received revelation.
- - warns against hedonism:
- "What is the life of this world but play and amusement? But best is the home in the hereafter, for those who are righteous."
- - teaches that none but Allah is omniscient:
- "And with Him are the keys of the Invisible. None but He knoweth them. And He knoweth what is in the land and the sea. Not a leaf falleth but He knoweth it, not a grain amid the darkness of the earth, naught of wet or dry but (it is noted) in a clear record."
- - commands avoiding vain conversations:
- "And when thou seest those who meddle with Our revelations, withdraw from them until they meddle with another topic. And if the devil cause thee to forget, sit not, after the remembrance, with the congregation of wrong-doers."
- - teaches about Allah's omnipotence:
- "In the day when He saith: Be! it is."