17.21 . See how We prefer one above another , and verily the Hereafter will be greater in degrees and greater in preferment .
17.22 . Set not up with Allah any other god ( O man ) lest thou sit down reproved , forsaken .
17.23 . Thy Lord hath decreed , that ye worship none save Him , and ( that ye show ) kindness to parents . If one of them or both of them to attain old age with thee , say not "Fie" unto them nor repulse them , but speak unto them a gracious word .
17.24 . And lower unto them the wing of submission through mercy , and say : My Lord! Have mercy on them both as they did care for me when I was little .
17.25 . Your Lord is best aware of what is in your minds . If ye are righteous , then lo! He was ever Forgiving unto those who turn ( unto Him ) .
17.26 . Give the kinsman his due , and the needy , and the wayfarer , and squander not ( thy wealth ) in wantonness .
17.27 . Lo! the squanderers were ever brothers of the devils , and the devil was ever an ingrate to his Lord .
17.28 . But if thou turn away from them , seeking mercy from thy Lord , for which thou hopest , then speak unto them a reasonable word .
17.29 . And let not thy hand be chained to thy neck nor open it with a complete opening , lest thou sit down rebuked , denuded .
17.30 . Lo! thy Lord enlargeth the provision for whom He will , and straiteneth ( it for whom He will ) . Lo , He was ever Knower , Seer of His slaves .
17.31 . Slay not your children , fearing a fall to poverty , We shall provide for them and for you . Lo! the slaying of them is great sin .
17.32 . And come not near unto adultery . Lo! it is an abomination and an evil way .
17.33 . And slay not the life which Allah hath forbidden save with right . Whoso is slain wrongfully , We have given power unto his heir , but let him not commit excess in slaying . Lo! he will be helped .
17.34 . Come not near the wealth of the orphan save with that which is better till he come to strength ; and keep the covenant . Lo! of the covenant it will be asked .
17.35 . Fill the measure then ye measure , and weigh with a right balance ; that is meet , and better in the end .
17.36 . ( O man ) , follow not that whereof thou hast no knowledge . Lo! the hearing and the sight and the heart of each of these it will be asked .
17.37 . And walk not in the earth exultant . Lo! thou canst not rend the earth , nor canst thou stretch to the height of the hills .
17.38 . The evil of all that is hateful in the sight of thy Lord .
17.39 . This is ( part ) of that wisdom wherewith thy Lord hath inspired thee ( O Muhammad ) . And set not up with Allah any other god , lest thou be cast into hell , reproved , abandoned .
17.40 . Hath your Lord then distinguished you ( O men of Mecca ) by giving you sons , and hath chosen for Himself females from among the angels? Lo! verily ye speak an awful word!
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