1. (As for) those who disbelieve and turn away from Allah's
way, He shall render their works ineffective.
2. And (as for) those who believe and do good, and believe
in what has been revealed to Muhammad, and it is the very
truth from their Lord, He will remove their evil from them
and improve their condition.
3. That is because those who disbelieve follow falsehood,
and have given them their dowries, taking (them) in
marriage, not fornicating nor taking them for paramours in
secret; and whoever denies faith, his work indeed is of no
account, and in the hereafter he shall be one of the losers.
6. O you who believe! when you rise up to prayer, wash your
faces and your hands as far as the elbows, and wipe your
heads and-- those who believe follow the truth from their
Lord; thus does Allah set forth to men their examples.
4. So when you meet in battle those who disbelieve, then
smite the necks until when you have overcome them, then make
(them) prisoners, and afterwards either set them free as a
favor or let them ransom (themselves) until the war
terminates. That (shall be so); and if Allah had pleased He
would certainly have exacted what is due from them, but that
He may try some of you by means of others; and (as for)
those who are slain in the way of Allah, He will by no means
allow their deeds to perish.
5. He will guide them and improve their condition.
6. And cause them to enter the garden which He has made
known to them.
7. O you who believe ! if you help (the cause of) Allah, He
will help you and make firm your feet.
8. And (as for) those who disbelieve, for them is
destruction and He has made their deeds ineffective.
9. That is because they hated what Allah revealed, so He
rendered their deeds null.
10. Have they not then journeyed in the land and seen how
was the end of those before them: Allah brought down
destruction upon them, and the unbelievers shall have the
like of it.
11. That is because Allah is the Protector of those who
believe, and because the unbelievers shall have no protector
12. Surely Allah will make those who believe and do good
enter gardens beneath which rivers flow; and those who
disbelieve enjoy themselves and eat as the beasts eat, and
the fire is their abode.
13. And how many a town which was far more powerful than the
town of yours which has driven you out: We destroyed them so
there was no helper for them.
14. What! is he who has a clear argument from his Lord like
him to whom the evil of his work is made fairseeming: and
they follow their low desires.
15. A parable of the garden which those guarding (against
evil) are promised: Therein are rivers of water that does
not alter, and rivers of milk the taste whereof does not
change, and rivers of drink delicious to those who drink,
and rivers of honey clarified and for them therein are all
fruits and protection from their Lord. (Are these) like
those who abide in the fire and who are made to drink
boiling water so it rends their bowels asunder.
16. And there are those of them who seek to listen to you,
until when they go forth from you, they say to those who
have been given the knowledge: What was it that he said just
now? These are they upon whose hearts Allah has set a seal
and they follow their low desires.
17. And (as for) those who follow the right direction, He
increases them in guidance and gives them their guarding
18. Do they then wait for aught but the hour that it should
come to them all of a sudden? Now indeed the tokens of it
have (already) come, but how shall they have their reminder
when it comes on them?
19. So know that there is no god but Allah, and, ask
protection for your fault and for the believing men and the
believing women; and Allah knows the place of your returning
and the place of your abiding.
20. And those who believe say: Why has not a chapter been
revealed? But when a decisive chapter is revealed, and
fighting is mentioned therein you see those in whose hearts
is a disease look to you with the look of one fainting
because of death. Woe to them then!
21. Obedience and a gentle word (was proper); but when the
affair becomes settled, then if they remain true to Allah it
would certainly be better for them.
22. But if you held command, you were sure to make mischief
in the land and cut off the ties of kinship!
23. Those it is whom Allah has cursed so He has made them
deaf and blinded their eyes.
24. Do they not then reflect on the Quran? Nay, on the
hearts there are locks.
25. Surely (as for) those who return on their backs after
that guidance has become manifest to them, the Shaitan has
made it a light matter to them; and He gives them respite.
26. That is because they say to those who hate what Allah
has revealed: We will obey you in some of the affairs; and
Allah knows their secrets.
27. But how will it be when the angels cause them to die
smiting their backs.
28. That is because they follow what is displeasing to Allah
and are averse to His pleasure, therefore He has made null
29. Or do those in whose hearts is a disease think that
Allah will not bring forth their spite?
30. And if We please We would have made you know them so
that you would certainly have recognized them by their marks
and most certainly you can recognize them by the intent of
(their) speech; and Allah knows your deeds.
31. And most certainly We will try you until We have known
those among you who exert themselves hard, and the patient,
and made your case manifest.
32. Surely those who disbelieve and turn away from Allah's
way and oppose the Apostle after that guidance has become
clear to them cannot harm Allah in any way, and He will make
null their deeds.
33. O you who believe! obey Allah and obey the Apostle, and
do not make your deeds of no effect.
34. Surely those who disbelieve and turn away from Allah's
way, then they die while they are unbelievers, Allah will by
no means forgive them.
35. And be not slack so as to cry for peace and you have the
upper hand, and Allah is with you, and He will not bring
your deeds to naught.
36. The life of this world is only idle sport and play, and
if you believe and guard (against evil) He will give you
your rewards, and will not ask of you your possessions.
37. If He should ask you for it and urge you, you will be
niggardly, and He will bring forth your malice.
38. Behold! you are those who are called upon to spend in
Allah's way, but among you are those who are niggardly, and
whoever is niggardly is niggardly against his own soul; and
Allah is Self-sufficient and you have need (of Him), and if
you turn back He will bring in your place another people,
then they will not be like you.