1. Whatever is in the heavens and
on earth, let it declare the Praises and Glory of Allah.
for He is the Exalted in Might, the Wise.
2. It is He Who got out the Unbelievers
among the People of the Book from their homes at the first
gathering (of the forces). Little did ye think that they
would get out: And they thought that their fortresses would
defend them from Allah. But the (Wrath of) Allah came to
them from quarters from which they little expected (it),
and cast terror into their hearts, so that they destroyed
their dwellings by their own hands and the hands of the
Believers, take warning, then, O ye with eyes (to see)!
3. And had it not been that Allah
had decreed banishment for them, He would certainly have
punished them in this world: And in the Hereafter they shall
(certainly) have the Punishment of the Fire.
4. That is because they resisted
Allah and His Messenger. and if any one resists Allah, verily
Allah is severe in Punishment.
5. Whether ye cut down (O ye Muslim!)
The tender palm-trees, or ye left them standing on their
roots, it was by leave of Allah, and in order that He might
cover with shame the rebellious transgresses.
6. What Allah has bestowed on His
Messenger (and taken away) from them - for this ye made
no expedition with either cavalry or camelry: but Allah
gives power to His apostles over any He pleases: and Allah
has power over all things.
7. What Allah has bestowed on His
Messenger (and taken away) from the people of the townships,-
belongs to Allah,- to His Messenger and to kindred and orphans,
the needy and the wayfarer; In order that it may not (merely)
make a circuit between the wealthy among you. So take what
the Messenger assigns to you, and deny yourselves that which
he withholds from you. And fear Allah. for Allah is strict
8. (Some part is due) to the indigent
Muhajirs, those who were expelled from their homes and their
property, while seeking Grace from Allah and (His) Good
Pleasure, and aiding Allah and His Messenger. such are indeed
the sincere ones:-
9. But those who before them, had
homes (in Medina) and had adopted the Faith,- show their
affection to such as came to them for refuge, and entertain
no desire in their hearts for things given to the (latter),
but give them preference over themselves, even though poverty
was their (own lot). And those saved from the covetousness
of their own souls,- they are the ones that achieve prosperity.
10. And those who came after them
say: "Our Lord! Forgive us, and our brethren who came before
us into the Faith, and leave not, in our hearts, rancour
(or sense of injury) against those who have believed. Our
Lord! Thou art indeed Full of Kindness, Most Merciful."
11. Hast thou not observed the
Hypocrites say to their misbelieving brethren among the
People of the Book? - "If ye are expelled, we too will go
out with you, and we will never hearken to any one in your
affair; and if ye are attacked (in fight) we will help you".
But Allah is witness that they are indeed liars.
12. If they are expelled, never
will they go out with them; and if they are attacked (in
fight), they will never help them; and if they do help them,
they will turn their backs; so they will receive no help.
13. Of a truth ye are stronger
(than they) because of the terror in their hearts, (sent)
by Allah. This is because they are men devoid of understanding.
14. They will not fight you (even)
together, except in fortified townships, or from behind
walls. Strong is their fighting (spirit) amongst themselves:
thou wouldst think they were united, but their hearts are
divided: that is because they are a people devoid of wisdom.
15. Like those who lately preceded
them, they have tasted the evil result of their conduct;
and (in the Hereafter there is) for them a grievous Penalty;-
16. (Their allies deceived them),
like the Evil One, when he says to man, "Deny Allah.: but
when (man) denies Allah, (the Evil One) says, "I am free
of thee: I do fear Allah, the Lord of the Worlds!"
17. The end of both will be that
they will go into the Fire, dwelling therein for ever. Such
is the reward of the wrong-doers.
18. O ye who believe! Fear Allah,
and let every soul look to what (provision) He has sent
forth for the morrow. Yea, fear Allah. for Allah is well-acquainted
with (all) that ye do.
19. And be ye not like those who
forgot Allah. and He made them forget their own souls! Such
are the rebellious transgressors!
20. Not equal are the Companions
of the Fire and the Companions of the Garden: it is the
Companions of the Garden, that will achieve Felicity.
21. Had We sent down this Qur'an
on a mountain, verily, thou wouldst have seen it humble
itself and cleave asunder for fear of Allah. Such are the
similitudes which We propound to men, that they may reflect.
22. Allah is He, than Whom there
is no other god;- Who knows (all things) both secret and
open; He, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
23. Allah is He, than Whom there
is no other god;- the Sovereign, the Holy One, the Source
of Peace (and Perfection), the Guardian of Faith, the Preserver
of Safety, the Exalted in Might, the Irresistible, the Supreme:
Glory to Allah. (High is He) above the partners they attribute
24. He is Allah, the Creator,
the Evolver, the Bestower of Forms (or Colours). To Him
belong the Most Beautiful Names: whatever is in the heavens
and on earth, doth declare His Praises and Glory: and He
is the Exalted in Might, the Wise.