God! There is no god but He -
The Living, The Self-subsisting. Eternal.
No slumber can seize him nor sleep.
His are all things in the heavens and on earth.
Who is there that can intercede in His presence except as He permitteth?
He knoweth what is before or after or behind them.
Nor shall they encompath aught of His knowledge except as He willeth.
His Throne doth extend over the heavens and the earth,
and he feeleth no fatigue in guarding and preserving them for He is The Most High, The Supreme.
Let there be no compulsion in religion.
Truth stands out clear from error:
whoever rejects Evil and believes in God
hath grasped the most trustworthy handhold, that never breaks.
And God heareth and knoweth all things.
God is the Protector of those who have faith;
From the depth of darkness He will lead them forth into light.
Of those who reject faith the patrons are the Evil Ones;
from light they will lead them forth into the depths of darkness.
They will be Companions of the fire, to dwell therein forever.
qur'an - 2:255-257 - al baqara - the cow