1. A. L. M.
2. Allah. There is no god but He,-the
Living, the Self-Subsisting, Eternal.
3. It is He Who sent down to thee
(step by step), in truth, the Book, confirming what went
before it; and He sent down the Law (of Moses) and the Gospel
(of Jesus) before this, as a guide to mankind, and He sent
down the criterion (of judgment between right and wrong).
4. Then those who reject Faith
in the Signs of Allah will suffer the severest penalty,
and Allah is Exalted in Might, Lord of Retribution.
5. From Allah, verily nothing is
hidden on earth or in the heavens.
6. He it is Who shapes you in the
wombs as He pleases. There is no god but He, the Exalted
in Might, the Wise.
7. He it is Who has sent down to
thee the Book: In it are verses basic or fundamental (of
established meaning); they are the foundation of the Book:
others are allegorical. But those in whose hearts is perversity
follow the part thereof that is allegorical, seeking discord,
and searching for its hidden meanings, but no one knows
its hidden meanings except Allah. And those who are firmly
grounded in knowledge say: "We believe in the Book; the
whole of it is from our Lord:" and none will grasp the Message
except men of understanding.
8. "Our Lord!" (they say), "Let
not our hearts deviate now after Thou hast guided us, but
grant us mercy from Thine own Presence; for Thou art the
Grantor of bounties without measure.
9. "Our Lord! Thou art He that
will gather mankind Together against a day about which there
is no doubt; for Allah never fails in His promise."
10. Those who reject Faith,- neither
their possessions nor their (numerous) progeny will avail
them aught against Allah. They are themselves but fuel for
11. (Their plight will be) no
better than that of the people of Pharaoh, and their predecessors:
They denied our Signs, and Allah called them to account
for their sins. For Allah is strict in punishment.
12. Say to those who reject Faith:
"Soon will ye be vanquished and gathered together to Hell,-an
evil bed indeed (to lie on)!
13. "There has already been for
you a Sign in the two armies that met (in combat): One was
fighting in the cause of Allah, the other resisting Allah.
these saw with their own eyes Twice their number. But Allah
doth support with His aid whom He pleaseth. In this is a
warning for such as have eyes to see."
14. Fair in the eyes of men is
the love of things they covet: Women and sons; Heaped-up
hoards of gold and silver; horses branded (for blood and
excellence); and (wealth of) cattle and well-tilled land.
Such are the possessions of this world's life; but in nearness
to Allah is the best of the goals (To return to).
15. Say: Shall I give you glad
tidings of things Far better than those? For the righteous
are Gardens in nearness to their Lord, with rivers flowing
beneath; therein is their eternal home; with companions
pure (and holy); and the good pleasure of Allah. For in
Allah's sight are (all) His servants,-
16. (Namely), those who say: "Our
Lord! we have indeed believed: forgive us, then, our sins,
and save us from the agony of the Fire;"-
17. Those who show patience, Firmness
and self-control; who are true (in word and deed); who worship
devoutly; who spend (in the way of Allah.; and who pray
for forgiveness in the early hours of the morning.
18. There is no god but He: That
is the witness of Allah, His angels, and those endued with
knowledge, standing firm on justice. There is no god but
He, the Exalted in Power, the Wise.
19. The Religion before Allah
is Islam (submission to His Will): Nor did the People of
the Book dissent therefrom except through envy of each other,
after knowledge had come to them. But if any deny the Signs
of Allah, Allah is swift in calling to account.
20. So if they dispute with thee,
say: "I have submitted My whole self to Allah and so have
those who follow me." And say to the People of the Book
and to those who are unlearned: "Do ye (also) submit yourselves?"
If they do, they are in right guidance, but if they turn
back, Thy duty is to convey the Message; and in Allah's
sight are (all) His servants.
21. As to those who deny the Signs
of Allah and in defiance of right, slay the prophets, and
slay those who teach just dealing with mankind, announce
to them a grievous penalty.
22. They are those whose works
will bear no fruit in this world and in the Hereafter nor
will they have anyone to help.
23. Hast thou not turned Thy vision
to those who have been given a portion of the Book? They
are invited to the Book of Allah, to settle their dispute,
but a party of them Turn back and decline (The arbitration).
24. This because they say: "The
Fire shall not touch us but for a few numbered days": For
their forgeries deceive them as to their own religion.
25. But how (will they fare) when
we gather them together against a day about which there
is no doubt, and each soul will be paid out just what it
has earned, without (favour or) injustice?
26. Say: "O Allah. Lord of Power
(And Rule), Thou givest power to whom Thou pleasest, and
Thou strippest off power from whom Thou pleasest: Thou enduest
with honour whom Thou pleasest, and Thou bringest low whom
Thou pleasest: In Thy hand is all good. Verily, over all
things Thou hast power.
27. "Thou causest the night to
gain on the day, and thou causest the day to gain on the
night; Thou bringest the Living out of the dead, and Thou
bringest the dead out of the Living; and Thou givest sustenance
to whom Thou pleasest, without measure."
28. Let not the believers Take
for friends or helpers Unbelievers rather than believers:
if any do that, in nothing will there be help from Allah.
except by way of precaution, that ye may Guard yourselves
from them. But Allah cautions you (To remember) Himself;
for the final goal is to Allah.
29. Say: "Whether ye hide what
is in your hearts or reveal it, Allah knows it all: He knows
what is in the heavens, and what is on earth. And Allah
has power over all things.
30. "On the Day when every soul
will be confronted with all the good it has done, and all
the evil it has done, it will wish there were a great distance
between it and its evil. But Allah cautions you (To remember)
Himself. And Allah is full of kindness to those that serve
31. Say: "If ye do love Allah,
Follow me: Allah will love you and forgive you your sins:
For Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful."
32. Say: "Obey Allah and His Messenger.:
But if they turn back, Allah loveth not those who reject
33. Allah did choose Adam and
Noah, the family of Abraham, and the family of 'Imran above
34. Offspring, one of the other:
And Allah heareth and knoweth all things.
35. Behold! a woman of 'Imran
said: "O my Lord! I do dedicate unto Thee what is in my
womb for Thy special service: So accept this of me: For
Thou hearest and knowest all things."
36. When she was delivered, she
said: "O my Lord! Behold! I am delivered of a female child!"-
and Allah knew best what she brought forth- "And no wise
is the male Like the female. I have named her Mary, and
I commend her and her offspring to Thy protection from the
Evil One, the Rejected."
37. Right graciously did her Lord
accept her: He made her grow in purity and beauty: To the
care of Zakariya was she assigned. Every time that he entered
(Her) chamber to see her, He found her supplied with sustenance.
He said: "O Mary! Whence (comes) this to you?" She said:
"From Allah. for Allah Provides sustenance to whom He pleases
38. There did Zakariya pray to
his Lord, saying: "O my Lord! Grant unto me from Thee a
progeny that is pure: for Thou art He that heareth prayer!
39. While he was standing in prayer
in the chamber, the angels called unto him: "(Allah) doth
give thee glad tidings of Yahya, witnessing the truth of
a Word from Allah, and (be besides) noble, chaste, and a
prophet,- of the (goodly) company of the righteous."
41. He said: "O my Lord! Give
me a Sign!" "Thy Sign," was the answer, "Shall be that thou
shalt speak to no man for three days but with signals. Then
celebrate the praises of thy Lord again and again, and glorify
Him in the evening and in the morning."
42. Behold! the angels said: "O
Mary! Allah hath chosen thee and purified thee- chosen thee
above the women of all nations.
43. "O Mary! worship Thy Lord
devoutly: Prostrate thyself, and bow down (in prayer) with
those who bow down."
44. This is part of the tidings
of the things unseen, which We reveal unto thee (O Messenger.)
by inspiration: Thou wast not with them when they cast lots
with arrows, as to which of them should be charged with
the care of Mary: Nor wast thou with them when they disputed
45. Behold! the angels said: "O
Mary! Allah giveth thee glad tidings of a Word from Him:
his name will be Christ Jesus, the son of Mary, held in
honour in this world and the Hereafter and of (the company
of) those nearest to Allah.
46. "He shall speak to the people
in childhood and in maturity. And he shall be (of the company)
of the righteous."
47. She said: "O my Lord! How
shall I have a son when no man hath touched me?" He said:
"Even so: Allah createth what He willeth: When He hath decreed
a plan, He but saith to it, 'Be,' and it is!
48. "And Allah will teach him
the Book and Wisdom, the Law and the Gospel,
49. "And (appoint him) an apostle
to the Children of Israel, (with this message): "'I have
come to you, with a Sign from your Lord, in that I make
for you out of clay, as it were, the figure of a bird, and
breathe into it, and it becomes a bird by Allah's leave:
And I heal those born blind, and the lepers, and I quicken
the dead, by Allah's leave; and I declare to you what ye
eat, and what ye store in your houses. Surely therein is
a Sign for you if ye did believe;
50. "'(I have come to you), to
attest the Law which was before me. And to make lawful to
you part of what was (Before) forbidden to you; I have come
to you with a Sign from your Lord. So fear Allah, and obey
51. "'It is Allah Who is my Lord
and your Lord; then worship Him. This is a Way that is straight.'"
52. When Jesus found Unbelief
on their part He said: "Who will be My helpers to (the work
of) Allah." Said the disciples: "We are Allah's helpers:
We believe in Allah, and do thou bear witness that we are
53. "Our Lord! we believe in what
Thou hast revealed, and we follow the Messenger. then write
us down among those who bear witness."
54. And (the unbelievers) plotted
and planned, and Allah too planned, and the best of planners
55. Behold! Allah said: "O Jesus!
I will take thee and raise thee to Myself and clear thee
(of the falsehoods) of those who blaspheme; I will make
those who follow thee superior to those who reject faith,
to the Day of Resurrection: Then shall ye all return unto
me, and I will judge between you of the matters wherein
56. "As to those who reject faith,
I will punish them with terrible agony in this world and
in the Hereafter, nor will they have anyone to help."
57. "As to those who believe and
work righteousness, Allah will pay them (in full) their
reward; but Allah loveth not those who do wrong."
58. "This is what we rehearse
unto thee of the Signs and the Message of Wisdom."
59. The similitude of Jesus before
Allah is as that of Adam; He created him from dust, then
said to him: "Be". And he was.
60. The Truth (comes) from Allah
alone; so be not of those who doubt.
61. If any one disputes in this
matter with thee, now after (full) knowledge Hath come to
thee, say: "Come! let us gather together,- our sons and
your sons, our women and your women, ourselves and yourselves:
Then let us earnestly pray, and invoke the curse of Allah
on those who lie!"
62. This is the true account:
There is no god except Allah. and Allah.He is indeed the
Exalted in Power, the Wise.
63. But if they turn back, Allah
hath full knowledge of those who do mischief.
64. Say: "O People of the Book!
come to common terms as between us and you: That we worship
none but Allah. that we associate no partners with him;
that we erect not, from among ourselves, Lords and patrons
other than Allah." If then they turn back, say ye: "Bear
witness that we (at least) are Muslims (bowing to Allah's
65. Ye People of the Book! Why
dispute ye about Abraham, when the Law and the Gospel Were
not revealed Till after him? Have ye no understanding?
66. Ah! Ye are those who fell
to disputing (Even) in matters of which ye had some knowledge!
but why dispute ye in matters of which ye have no knowledge?
It is Allah Who knows, and ye who know not!
67. Abraham was not a Jew nor
yet a Christian; but he was true in Faith, and bowed his
will to Allah's (Which is Islam), and he joined not gods
68. Without doubt, among men,
the nearest of kin to Abraham, are those who follow him,
as are also this Messenger and those who believe: And Allah
is the Protector of those who have faith.
69. It is the wish of a section
of the People of the Book to lead you astray. But they shall
lead astray (Not you), but themselves, and they do not perceive!
70. Ye People of the Book! Why
reject ye the Signs of Allah, of which ye are (Yourselves)
71. Ye People of the Book! Why
do ye clothe Truth with falsehood, and conceal the Truth,
while ye have knowledge?
72. A section of the People of
the Book say: "Believe in the morning what is revealed to
the believers, but reject it at the end of the day; perchance
they may (themselves) Turn back;
73. "And believe no one unless
he follows your religion." Say: "True guidance is the Guidance
of Allah. (Fear ye) Lest a revelation be sent to someone
(else) Like unto that which was sent unto you? or that those
(Receiving such revelation) should engage you in argument
before your Lord?" Say: "All bounties are in the hand of
Allah. He granteth them to whom He pleaseth: And Allah careth
for all, and He knoweth all things."
74. For His Mercy He specially
chooseth whom He pleaseth; for Allah is the Lord of bounties
75. Among the People of the Book
are some who, if entrusted with a hoard of gold, will (readily)
pay it back; others, who, if entrusted with a single silver
coin, will not repay it unless thou constantly stoodest
demanding, because, they say, "there is no call on us (to
keep faith) with these ignorant (Pagans)." but they tell
a lie against Allah, and (well) they know it.
76. Nay.- Those that keep their
plighted faith and act aright,-verily Allah loves those
who act aright.
77. As for those who sell the
faith they owe to Allah and their own plighted word for
a small price, they shall have no portion in the Hereafter:
Nor will Allah (Deign to) speak to them or look at them
on the Day of Judgment, nor will He cleans them (of sin):
They shall have a grievous penalty.
78. There is among them a section
who distort the Book with their tongues: (As they read)
you would think it is a part of the Book, but it is no part
of the Book; and they say, "That is from Allah," but it
is not from Allah. It is they who tell a lie against Allah,
and (well) they know it!
79. It is not (possible) that
a man, to whom is given the Book, and Wisdom, and the prophetic
office, should say to people: "Be ye my worshippers rather
than Allah's": on the contrary (He would say) "Be ye worshippers
of Him Who is truly the Cherisher of all: For ye have taught
the Book and ye have studied it earnestly."
80. Nor would he instruct you
to take angels and prophets for Lords and patrons. What!
would he bid you to unbelief after ye have bowed your will
(To Allah in Islam)?
81. Behold! Allah took the covenant
of the prophets, saying: "I give you a Book and Wisdom;
then comes to you an apostle, confirming what is with you;
do ye believe in him and render him help." Allah said: "Do
ye agree, and take this my Covenant as binding on you?"
They said: "We agree." He said: "Then bear witness, and
I am with you among the witnesses."
82. If any turn back after this,
they are perverted transgressors.
83. Do they seek for other than
the Religion of Allah.-while all creatures in the heavens
and on earth have, willing or unwilling, bowed to His Will
(Accepted Islam), and to Him shall they all be brought back.
84. Say: "We believe in Allah,
and in what has been revealed to us and what was revealed
to Abraham, Isma'il, Isaac, Jacob, and the Tribes, and in
(the Books) given to Moses, Jesus, and the prophets, from
their Lord: We make no distinction between one and another
among them, and to Allah do we bow our will (in Islam)."
85. If anyone desires a religion
other than Islam (submission to Allah., never will it be
accepted of him; and in the Hereafter He will be in the
ranks of those who have lost (All spiritual good).
86. How shall Allah Guide those
who reject Faith after they accepted it and bore witness
that the Messenger was true and that Clear Signs had come
unto them? but Allah guides not a people unjust.
87. Of such the reward is that
on them (rests) the curse of Allah, of His angels, and of
88. In that will they dwell; nor
will their penalty be lightened, nor respite be (their lot);-
89. Except for those that repent
(Even) after that, and make amends; for verily Allah is
Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.
90. But those who reject Faith
after they accepted it, and then go on adding to their defiance
of Faith,- never will their repentance be accepted; for
they are those who have (of set purpose) gone astray.
91. As to those who reject Faith,
and die rejecting,- never would be accepted from any such
as much gold as the earth contains, though they should offer
it for ransom. For such is (in store) a penalty grievous,
and they will find no helpers.
92. By no means shall ye attain
righteousness unless ye give (freely) of that which ye love;
and whatever ye give, of a truth Allah knoweth it well.
93. All food was lawful to the
Children of Israel, except what Israel Made unlawful for
itself, before the Law (of Moses) was revealed. Say: "Bring
ye the Law and study it, if ye be men of truth."
94. If any, after this, invent
a lie and attribute it to Allah, they are indeed unjust
95. Say: "(Allah) speaketh the
Truth: follow the religion of Abraham, the sane in faith;
he was not of the Pagans."
96. The first House (of worship)
appointed for men was that at Bakka: Full of blessing and
of guidance for all kinds of beings:
97. In it are Signs Manifest;
(for example), the Station of Abraham; whoever enters it
attains security; Pilgrimage thereto is a duty men owe to
Allah,- those who can afford the journey; but if any deny
faith, Allah stands not in need of any of His creatures.
98. Say: "O People of the Book!
Why reject ye the Signs of Allah, when Allah is Himself
witness to all ye do?"
99. Say: "O ye People of the Book!
Why obstruct ye those who believe, from the path of Allah,
Seeking to make it crooked, while ye were yourselves witnesses
(to Allah's Covenant)? but Allah is not unmindful of all
that ye do."
100. O ye who believe! If ye
listen to a faction among the People of the Book, they would
(indeed) render you apostates after ye have believed!
101. And how would ye deny Faith
while unto you are rehearsed the Signs of Allah, and among
you Lives the Messenger. Whoever holds firmly to Allah will
be shown a way that is straight.
102. O ye who believe! Fear Allah
as He should be feared, and die not except in a state of
103. And hold fast, all together,
by the rope which Allah (stretches out for you), and be
not divided among yourselves; and remember with gratitude
Allah's favour on you; for ye were enemies and He joined
your hearts in love, so that by His Grace, ye became brethren;
and ye were on the brink of the pit of Fire, and He saved
you from it. Thus doth Allah make His Signs clear to you:
That ye may be guided.
104. Let there arise out of you
a band of people inviting to all that is good, enjoining
what is right, and forbidding what is wrong: They are the
ones to attain felicity.
105. Be not like those who are
divided amongst themselves and fall into disputations after
receiving Clear Signs: For them is a dreadful penalty,-
106. On the Day when some faces
will be (lit up with) white, and some faces will be (in
the gloom of) black: To those whose faces will be black,
(will be said): "Did ye reject Faith after accepting it?
Taste then the penalty for rejecting Faith."
107. But those whose faces will
be (lit with) white,- they will be in (the light of) Allah's
mercy: therein to dwell (for ever).
108. These are the Signs of Allah.
We rehearse them to thee in Truth: And Allah means no injustice
to any of His creatures.
109. To Allah belongs all that
is in the heavens and on earth: To Him do all questions
go back (for decision).
110. Ye are the best of peoples,
evolved for mankind, enjoining what is right, forbidding
what is wrong, and believing in Allah. If only the People
of the Book had faith, it were best for them: among them
are some who have faith, but most of them are perverted
111. They will do you no harm,
barring a trifling annoyance; if they come out to fight
you, they will show you their backs, and no help shall they
112. Shame is pitched over them
(Like a tent) wherever they are found, except when under
a covenant (of protection) from Allah and from men; they
draw on themselves wrath from Allah, and pitched over them
is (the tent of) destitution. This because they rejected
the Signs of Allah, and slew the prophets in defiance of
right; this because they rebelled and transgressed beyond
113. Not all of them are alike:
Of the People of the Book are a portion that stand (For
the right): They rehearse the Signs of Allah all night long,
and they prostrate themselves in adoration.
114. They believe in Allah and
the Last Day; they enjoin what is right, and forbid what
is wrong; and they hasten (in emulation) in (all) good works:
They are in the ranks of the righteous.
115. Of the good that they do,
nothing will be rejected of them; for Allah knoweth well
those that do right.
116. Those who reject Faith,-
neither their possessions nor their (numerous) progeny will
avail them aught against Allah. They will be companions
of the Fire,- dwelling therein (for ever).
117. What they spend in the life
of this (material) world May be likened to a wind which
brings a nipping frost: It strikes and destroys the harvest
of men who have wronged their own souls: it is not Allah
that hath wronged them, but they wrong themselves.
118. O ye who believe! Take not
into your intimacy those outside your ranks: They will not
fail to corrupt you. They only desire your ruin: Rank hatred
has already appeared from their mouths: What their hearts
conceal is far worse. We have made plain to you the Signs,
if ye have wisdom.
119. Ah! ye are those who love
them, but they love you not,- though ye believe in the whole
of the Book. When they meet you, they say, "We believe":
But when they are alone, they bite off the very tips of
their fingers at you in their rage. Say: "Perish in you
rage; Allah knoweth well all the secrets of the heart."
120. If aught that is good befalls
you, it grieves them; but if some misfortune overtakes you,
they rejoice at it. But if ye are constant and do right,
not the least harm will their cunning do to you; for Allah
Compasseth round about all that they do.
121. Remember that morning Thou
didst leave Thy household (early) to post the faithful at
their stations for battle: And Allah heareth and knoweth
122. Remember two of your parties
Meditated cowardice; but Allah was their protector, and
in Allah should the faithful (Ever) put their trust.
123. Allah had helped you at
Badr, when ye were a contemptible little force; then fear
Allah. thus May ye show your gratitude.
124. Remember thou saidst to
the Faithful: "Is it not enough for you that Allah should
help you with three thousand angels (Specially) sent down?
125. "Yea, - if ye remain firm,
and act aright, even if the enemy should rush here on you
in hot haste, your Lord would help you with five thousand
angels Making a terrific onslaught.
126. Allah made it but a message
of hope for you, and an assurance to your hearts: (in any
case) there is no help except from Allah. The Exalted, the
127. That He might cut off a
fringe of the Unbelievers or expose them to infamy, and
they should then be turned back, frustrated of their purpose.
128. Not for thee, (but for Allah.,
is the decision: Whether He turn in mercy to them, or punish
them; for they are indeed wrong-doers.
129. To Allah belongeth all that
is in the heavens and on earth. He forgiveth whom He pleaseth
and punisheth whom He pleaseth; but Allah is Oft-Forgiving,
130. O ye who believe! Devour
not usury, doubled and multiplied; but fear Allah. that
ye may (really) prosper.
131. Fear the Fire, which is
prepared for those who reject Faith:
132. And obey Allah and the Messenger.
that ye may obtain mercy.
133. Be quick in the race for
forgiveness from your Lord, and for a Garden whose width
is that (of the whole) of the heavens and of the earth,
prepared for the righteous,-
134. Those who spend (freely),
whether in prosperity, or in adversity; who restrain anger,
and pardon (all) men;- for Allah loves those who do good;-
135. And those who, having done
something to be ashamed of, or wronged their own souls,
earnestly bring Allah to mind, and ask for forgiveness for
their sins,- and who can forgive sins except Allah.- and
are never obstinate in persisting knowingly in (the wrong)
they have done.
136. For such the reward is forgiveness
from their Lord, and Gardens with rivers flowing underneath,-
an eternal dwelling: How excellent a recompense for those
who work (and strive)!
137. Many were the Ways of Life
that have passed away before you: travel through the earth,
and see what was the end of those who rejected Truth.
138. Here is a plain statement
to men, a guidance and instruction to those who fear Allah.
139. So lose not heart, nor fall
into despair: For ye must gain mastery if ye are true in
140. If a wound hath touched
you, be sure a similar wound hath touched the others. Such
days (of varying fortunes) We give to men and men by turns:
that Allah may know those that believe, and that He may
take to Himself from your ranks Martyr-witnesses (to Truth).
And Allah loveth not those that do wrong.
141. Allah's object also is to
purge those that are true in Faith and to deprive of blessing
Those that resist Faith.
142. Did ye think that ye would
enter Heaven without Allah testing those of you who fought
hard (In His Cause) and remained steadfast?
143. Ye did indeed wish for death
before ye met him: Now ye have seen him with your own eyes,
(And ye flinch!)
144. Muhammad is no more than
an apostle: many were the apostle that passed away before
him. If he died or were slain, will ye then turn back on
your heels? If any did turn back on his heels, not the least
harm will he do to Allah. but Allah (on the other hand)
will swiftly reward those who (serve Him) with gratitude.
145. Nor can a soul die except
by Allah's leave, the term being fixed as by writing. If
any do desire a reward in this life, We shall give it to
him; and if any do desire a reward in the Hereafter, We
shall give it to him. And swiftly shall We reward those
that (serve us with) gratitude.
146. How many of the prophets
fought (in Allah's way), and with them (fought) Large bands
of godly men? but they never lost heart if they met with
disaster in Allah's way, nor did they weaken (in will) nor
give in. And Allah Loves those who are firm and steadfast.
147. All that they said was:
"Our Lord! Forgive us our sins and anything We may have
done that transgressed our duty: Establish our feet firmly,
and help us against those that resist Faith."
148. And Allah gave them a reward
in this world, and the excellent reward of the Hereafter.
For Allah Loveth those who do good.
149. O ye who believe! If ye
obey the Unbelievers, they will drive you back on your heels,
and ye will turn back (from Faith) to your own loss.
150. Nay, Allah is your protector,
and He is the best of helpers.
151. Soon shall We cast terror
into the hearts of the Unbelievers, for that they joined
companions with Allah, for which He had sent no authority:
their abode will be the Fire: And evil is the home of the
152. Allah did indeed fulfil
His promise to you when ye with His permission Were about
to annihilate your enemy,-until ye flinched and fell to
disputing about the order, and disobeyed it after He brought
you in sight (of the booty) which ye covet. Among you are
some that hanker after this world and some that desire the
Hereafter. Then did He divert you from your foes in order
to test you but He forgave you: For Allah is full of grace
to those who believe.
153. Behold! ye were climbing
up the high ground, without even casting a side glance at
any one, and the Messenger in your rear was calling you
back. There did Allah give you one distress after another
by way of requital, to teach you not to grieve for (the
booty) that had escaped you and for (the ill) that had befallen
you. For Allah is well aware of all that ye do.
154. After (the excitement) of
the distress, He sent down calm on a band of you overcome
with slumber, while another band was stirred to anxiety
by their own feelings, Moved by wrong suspicions of Allah'suspicions
due to ignorance. They said: "What affair is this of ours?"
Say thou: "Indeed, this affair is wholly Allah's." They
hide in their minds what they dare not reveal to thee. They
say (to themselves): "If we had had anything to do with
this affair, We should not have been in the slaughter here."
Say: "Even if you had remained in your homes, those for
whom death was decreed would certainly have gone forth to
the place of their death"; but (all this was) that Allah
might test what is in your breasts and purge what is in
your hearts. For Allah knoweth well the secrets of your
155. Those of you who turned
back on the day the two hosts Met,-it was Satan who caused
them to fail, because of some (evil) they had done. But
Allah Has blotted out (their fault): For Allah is Oft-Forgiving,
156. O ye who believe! Be not
like the Unbelievers, who say of their brethren, when they
are travelling through the Earth or engaged in fighting:
"If they had stayed with us, they would not have died, or
been slain." This that Allah may make it a cause of sighs
and regrets in their hearts. It is Allah that gives Life
and Death, and Allah sees well all that ye do.
157. And if ye are slain, or
die, in the way of Allah, forgiveness and mercy from Allah
are far better than all they could amass.
158. And if ye die, or are slain,
Lo! it is unto Allah that ye are brought together.
159. It is part of the Mercy
of Allah that thou dost deal gently with them Wert thou
severe or harsh-hearted, they would have broken away from
about thee: so pass over (Their faults), and ask for ((Allah)'s)
forgiveness for them; and consult them in affairs (of moment).
Then, when thou hast Taken a decision put thy trust in Allah.
For Allah loves those who put their trust (in Him).
160. If Allah helps you, none
can overcome you: If He forsakes you, who is there, after
that, that can help you? in Allah, then, Let believers put
161. No prophet could (ever)
be false to his trust. If any person is so false, He shall,
on the Day of Judgment, restore what he misappropriated;
then shall every soul receive its due,- whatever it earned,-
and none shall be dealt with unjustly.
162. Is the man who follows the
good pleasure of Allah Like the man who draws on himself
the wrath of Allah, and whose abode is in Hell?- A woeful
163. They are in varying gardens
in the sight of Allah, and Allah sees well all that they
164. Allah did confer a great
favour on the believers when He sent among them an apostle
from among themselves, rehearsing unto them the Signs of
Allah, sanctifying them, and instructing them in Scripture
and Wisdom, while, before that, they had been in manifest
165. What! When a single disaster
smites you, although ye smote (your enemies) with one twice
as great, do ye say?- "Whence is this?" Say (to them): "It
is from yourselves: For Allah hath power over all things."
166. What ye suffered on the
day the two armies Met, was with the leave of Allah, in
order that He might test the believers,-
167. And the Hypocrites also.
These were told: "Come, fight in the way of Allah, or (at
least) drive (The foe from your city)." They said: "Had
we known how to fight, we should certainly have followed
you." They were that day nearer to Unbelief than to Faith,
saying with their lips what was not in their hearts but
Allah hath full knowledge of all they conceal.
168. (They are) the ones that
say, (of their brethren slain), while they themselves sit
(at ease): "If only they had listened to us they would not
have been slain." Say: "Avert death from your own selves,
if ye speak the truth."
169. Think not of those who are
slain in Allah's way as dead. Nay, they live, finding their
sustenance in the presence of their Lord;
170. They rejoice in the bounty
provided by Allah. And with regard to those left behind,
who have not yet joined them (in their bliss), the (Martyrs)
glory in the fact that on them is no fear, nor have they
(cause to) grieve.
171. They glory in the Grace
and the bounty from Allah, and in the fact that Allah suffereth
not the reward of the Faithful to be lost (in the least).
172. Of those who answered the
call of Allah and the Messenger, even after being wounded,
those who do right and refrain from wrong have a great reward;-
173. Men said to them: "A great
army is gathering against you": And frightened them: But
it (only) increased their Faith: They said: "For us Allah
sufficeth, and He is the best disposer of affairs."
174. And they returned with Grace
and bounty from Allah. no harm ever touched them: For they
followed the good pleasure of Allah. And Allah is the Lord
of bounties unbounded.
175. It is only the Evil One
that suggests to you the fear of his votaries: Be ye not
afraid of them, but fear Me, if ye have Faith.
176. Let not those grieve thee
who rush headlong into Unbelief: Not the least harm will
they do to Allah. Allah's plan is that He will give them
no portion in the Hereafter, but a severe punishment.
177. Those who purchase Unbelief
at the price of faith,- not the least harm will they do
to Allah, but they will have a grievous punishment.
178. Let not the Unbelievers
think that our respite to them is good for themselves: We
grant them respite that they may grow in their iniquity:
But they will have a shameful punishment.
179. Allah will not leave the
believers in the state in which ye are now, until He separates
what is evil from what is good nor will He disclose to you
the secrets of the Unseen. But He chooses of His Messenger.
(For the purpose) whom He pleases. So believe in Allah.
And His apostles: And if ye believe and do right, ye have
a reward without measure.
180. And let not those who covetously
withhold of the gifts which Allah Hath given them of His
Grace, think that it is good for them: Nay, it will be the
worse for them: soon shall the things which they covetously
withheld be tied to their necks Like a twisted collar, on
the Day of Judgment. To Allah belongs the heritage of the
heavens and the earth; and Allah is well-acquainted with
all that ye do.
181. Allah hath heard the taunt
of those who say: "Truly, Allah is indigent and we are rich!"-
We shall certainly record their word and (their act) of
slaying the prophets in defiance of right, and We shall
say: "Taste ye the penalty of the Scorching Fire!
182. "This is because of the
(unrighteous deeds) which your hands sent on before ye:
For Allah never harms those who serve Him."
183. They (also) said: "(Allah)
took our promise not to believe in an apostle unless He
showed us a sacrifice consumed by Fire (From heaven)." Say:
"There came to you apostles before me, with clear Signs
and even with what ye ask for: why then did ye slay them,
if ye speak the truth?"
184. Then if they reject thee,
so were rejected apostles before thee, who came with Clear
Signs, Books of dark prophecies, and the Book of Enlightenment.
185. Every soul shall have a
taste of death: And only on the Day of Judgment shall you
be paid your full recompense. Only he who is saved far from
the Fire and admitted to the Garden will have attained the
object (of Life): For the life of this world is but goods
and chattels of deception.
186. Ye shall certainly be tried
and tested in your possessions and in your personal selves;
and ye shall certainly Hear much that will grieve you, from
those who received the Book before you and from those who
worship many gods. But if ye persevere patiently, and guard
against evil,-then that will be a determining factor in
187. And remember Allah took
a covenant from the People of the Book, to make it known
and clear to mankind, and not to hide it; but they threw
it away behind their backs, and purchased with it some miserable
gain! And vile was the bargain they made!
188. Think not that those who
exult in what they have brought about, and love to be praised
for what they have not done,- think escape the penalty.
For them is a penalty Grievous indeed.
189. To Allah belongeth the dominion
of the heavens and the earth; and Allah hath power over
190. Behold! in the creation
of the heavens and the earth, and the alternation of night
and day,- there are indeed Signs for men of understanding,-
191. Men who celebrate the praises
of Allah, standing, sitting, and lying down on their sides,
and contemplate the (wonders of) creation in the heavens
and the earth, (With the thought): "Our Lord! not for naught
Hast Thou created (all) this! Glory to Thee! Give us salvation
from the penalty of the Fire.
192. "Our Lord! any whom Thou
dost admit to the Fire, Truly Thou coverest with shame,
and never will wrong-doers Find any helpers!
193. "Our Lord! we have heard
the call of one calling (Us) to Faith, 'Believe ye in the
Lord,' and we have believed. Our Lord! Forgive us our sins,
blot out from us our iniquities, and take to Thyself our
souls in the company of the righteous.
194. "Our Lord! Grant us what
Thou didst promise unto us through Thine apostles, and save
us from shame on the Day of Judgment: For Thou never breakest
195. And their Lord hath accepted
of them, and answered them: "Never will I suffer to be lost
the work of any of you, be he male or female: Ye are members,
one of another: Those who have left their homes, or been
driven out therefrom, or suffered harm in My Cause, or fought
or been slain,- verily, I will blot out from them their
iniquities, and admit them into Gardens with rivers flowing
beneath;- A reward from the presence of Allah, and from
His presence is the best of rewards."
196. Let not the strutting about
of the Unbelievers through the land deceive thee:
197. Little is it for enjoyment:
Their ultimate abode is Hell: what an evil bed (To lie on)!
198. On the other hand, for those
who fear their Lord, are Gardens, with rivers flowing beneath;
therein are they to dwell (for ever),- a gift from the presence
of Allah. and that which is in the presence of Allah is
the best (bliss) for the righteous.
199. And there are, certainly,
among the People of the Book, those who believe in Allah,
in the revelation to you, and in the revelation to them,
bowing in humility to Allah. They will not sell the Signs
of Allah for a miserable gain! For them is a reward with
their Lord, and Allah is swift in account.
200. O ye who believe! Persevere
in patience and constancy; vie in such perseverance; strengthen
each other; and fear Allah. that ye may prosper.