Section 15

[Nahl 16:111] The day when every soul will come quarrelling against itself, and every soul will be fully repaid for what it did, and they will not be wronged.

[Nahl 16:112] And Allah has illustrated an example of a township - which dwelt in peace and security, its provisions coming in abundance from every side - in response the township started being ungrateful of Allah’s favours, therefore Allah made it taste the punishment by covering it with a cloak of starvation and fear, on account of their deeds.

[Nahl 16:113] And indeed a Noble Messenger came to them from among them - in response they denied him, and therefore the punishment seized them, and they were unjust.

[Nahl 16:114] Therefore eat the lawful and good sustenance Allah has provided you, and be grateful for the blessings of your Lord, if you worship Him.

[Nahl 16:115] Only these are forbidden for you - the carrion, and blood, and flesh of swine, and that which has been slaughtered while proclaiming the name of any other besides Allah; so one who is compelled and does not eat out of desire, nor more than what is necessary, then indeed Allah is Oft Forgiving, Most Merciful.

[Nahl 16:116] And do not say - the lie which your tongues speak - "This is lawful, and this is forbidden" in order to fabricate a lie against Allah; indeed those who fabricate lies against Allah will never prosper.

[Nahl 16:117] A little enjoyment - and for them is a punishment, most painful.

[Nahl 16:118] And especially for the Jews We forbade which We related to you earlier; and We did not oppress them, but it is they who wronged themselves.