25. SURAH AL-FURKAN (“The Criterion”) by Shaikh Maher Al Muaiqly

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Al-Furqan (Arabic: الفرقان‎, “The Criterion”) is the 25th chapter (sūrah) of the Qur’an with 77 verses (āyāt). The name Al-Furqan[1], or “The Criterion” refers to the Qur’an itself as the decisive factor between good and evil.

The sura emphasizes (25:68–70) that there is no sin, however great, that cannot be forgiven if sincerely repented, showing faith and working with righteous deeds[2][3].

The al-Furqan includes the Torah, given that “We sent Moses The Book, and appointed his brother Aaron with him as the minister” (Sura 25, verse 35). In a similar way, the Sura 2 (The Cow, Arabic Al-Baqarah) at verse 53, says: “And remember We gave Moses the Scripture and the Criterion (Between right and wrong): There was a chance for you to be guided aright.