In the Name of Allah, the Most
Beneficent, the Most Merciful.
1. Alif-Lam-Mim. [These letters are
one of the miracles of the Qur'an and none but Allah
(Alone) knows their meanings].
2. This is the Book (the Qur'an), whereof there is
no doubt, a guidance to those who are Al-Muttaqun [the
pious and righteous persons who fear Allah much (abstain
from all kinds of sins and evil deeds which He has forbidden)
and love Allah much (perform all kinds of good deeds which
He has ordained)].
3. Who believe in the Ghaib
and perform As-Salat (Iqamat-as-Salat),
and spend out of what we have provided for
them [i.e. give Zakat, spend
on themselves, their parents, their children, their wives, etc.,
and also give charity to the poor and also in Allah's Cause
- Jihad, etc.].
4. And who believe in (the Qur'an and the Sunnah)
which has been sent down (revealed) to you (Muhammad
) and in [the Taurat (Torah) and the Injeel
(Gospel), etc.] which were sent down before you and they believe
with certainty in the Hereafter. (Resurrection, recompense of
their good and bad deeds, Paradise and Hell, etc.).
5. They are on (true) guidance from their Lord, and they
are the successful.
6. Verily, those who disbelieve, it is the same to them
whether you (O Muhammad ) warn them or do not
warn them, they will not believe.
7. Allah has set a seal on their hearts and on their
hearings, (i.e. they are closed from accepting Allah's Guidance),
and on their eyes there is a covering. Theirs will be a great
8. And of mankind, there are some (hypocrites) who say:
"We believe in Allah and the Last Day" while in
fact they believe not.
9. They (think to) deceive Allah and those who believe,
while they only deceive themselves, and perceive (it) not!
10. In their hearts is a disease (of doubt and hypocrisy)
and Allah has increased their disease. A painful torment
is theirs because they used to tell lies.
11. And when it is said to them: "Make not mischief
on the earth," they say: "We are only peacemakers."
12. Verily! They are the ones who make mischief, but they
13. And when it is said to them (hypocrites): "Believe
as the people (followers of Muhammad , Al-Ansar
and Al-Muhajirun) have believed," they say:
"Shall we believe as the fools have believed?" Verily,
they are the fools, but they know not.
14. And when they meet those who believe, they say: "We
believe," but when they are alone with their Shayatin
(devils - polytheists, hypocrites, etc.), they say: "Truly,
we are with you; verily, we were but mocking."
15. Allah mocks at them and gives them increase in
their wrong-doings to wander blindly.
16. These are they who have purchased error for guidance,
so their commerce was profitless. And they were not guided.
17. Their likeness is as the likeness of one who kindled
a fire; then, when it lighted all around him, Allah took
away their light and left them in darkness. (So) they could not
18. They are deaf, dumb, and blind, so they return not
(to the Right Path).
19. Or like a rainstorm from the sky, wherein is darkness,
thunder, and lightning. They thrust their fingers in their ears
to keep out the stunning thunderclap for fear of death. But Allah
ever encompasses the disbelievers (i.e. Allah will gather
them all together).
20. The lightning almost snatches away their sight, whenever
it flashes for them, they walk therein, and when darkness covers
them, they stand still. And if Allah willed, He could have
taken away their hearing and their sight. Certainly, Allah
has power over all things.
21. O mankind! Worship your Lord (Allah), Who created
you and those who were before you so that you may become Al-Muttaqun
(the pious - see V.2:2).
22. Who has made the earth a resting place for you, and
the sky as a canopy, and sent down water (rain) from the sky and
brought forth therewith fruits as a provision for you. Then do
not set up rivals unto Allah (in worship) while you know
(that He Alone has the right to be worshipped).
23. And if you (Arab pagans, Jews, and Christians) are
in doubt concerning that which We have sent down (i.e. the Qur'an)
to Our slave (Muhammad ), then produce a Surah
(chapter) of the like thereof and call your witnesses (supporters
and helpers) besides Allah, if you are truthful.
24. But if you do it not, and you can never do it, then
fear the Fire (Hell) whose fuel is men and stones, prepared for
25. And give glad tidings to those who believe and do righteous
good deeds, that for them will be Gardens under which rivers flow
(Paradise). Every time they will be provided with a fruit therefrom,
they will say: "This is what we were provided with before,"
and they will be given things in resemblance (i.e. in the same
form but different in taste) and they shall have therein Azwajun
Mutahharatun(purified mates or
wives), (having no menses, stools, urine, etc.) and they will
abide therein forever.
26. Verily, Allah is not ashamed to set forth a parable
even of a mosquito or so much more when it is bigger (or less
when it is smaller) than it. And as for those who believe, they
know that it is the Truth from their Lord, but as for those who
disbelieve, they say: "What did Allah intend by this
parable?" By it He misleads many, and many He guides thereby.
And He misleads thereby only those who are Al-Fasiqun
(the rebellious, disobedient to Allah).
27. Those who break Allah's Covenant after ratifying
it, and sever what Allah has ordered to be joined (as regards
Allah's Religion of Islamic Monotheism, and to practise
its legal laws on the earth and also as regards keeping good relations
with kith and kin), and do mischief on earth,
it is they who are the losers.
28. How can you disbelieve in Allah? Seeing that
you were dead and He gave you life. Then He will give you death,
then again will bring you to life (on the Day of Resurrection)
and then unto Him you will return.
29. He it is Who created for you all that is on earth.
Then He Istawa (rose over) towards the heaven and
made them seven heavens and He is the All-Knower of everything.
30. And (remember) when your Lord said to the angels: "Verily,
I am going to place (mankind) generations after generations on
earth." They said: "Will You place therein those who
will make mischief therein and shed blood, - while we glorify
You with praises and thanks (Exalted be You above all that they
associate with You as partners) and sanctify You." He (Allah)
said: "I know that which you do not know."
31. And He taught Adam all the names (of everything)
, then He showed them to the angels and said,
"Tell Me the names of these if you are truthful."
32. They (angels) said: "Glory be to You, we have
no knowledge except what you have taught us. Verily, it is You,
the All-Knower, the All-Wise."
33. He said: "O Adam! Inform them of their names,"
and when he had informed them of their names, He said: "Did
I not tell you that I know the Ghaib (unseen) in the heavens
and the earth, and I know what you reveal and what you have been
34. And (remember) when We said to the angels: "Prostrate
yourselves before Adam.". And they prostrated except Iblis
(Satan), he refused and was proud and was one of the disbelievers
(disobedient to Allah).
35. And We said: "O Adam! Dwell you and your wife
in the Paradise and eat both of you freely with pleasure and delight
of things therein as wherever you will, but come not near this
tree or you both will be of the Zalimun (wrong-doers)."
36. Then the Shaitan (Satan) made them slip
therefrom (the Paradise), and got them out from that in which
they were. We said: "Get you down, all, with enmity between
yourselves. On earth will be a dwelling place for you and an enjoyment
for a time."
37. Then Adam received from his Lord Words.
And his Lord pardoned him (accepted his repentance). Verily, He
is the One Who forgives (accepts repentance), the Most Merciful.
38. We said: "Get down all of you from this place
(the Paradise), then whenever there comes to you Guidance from
Me, and whoever follows My Guidance, there shall be no fear on
them, nor shall they grieve.
39. But those who disbelieve and belie Our Ayat
(proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.)
such are the dwellers of the Fire, they shall abide therein forever.
40. O Children of Israel! Remember My Favour which I bestowed
upon you, and fulfill (your obligations to) My Covenant (with
you) so that I fulfill (My Obligations to) your covenant (with
Me), and fear none but Me.
41. And believe in what I have sent down (this Qur'an),
confirming that which is with you, [the Taurat (Torah) and
the Injeel (Gospel)], and be not the first to disbelieve therein,
and buy not with My Verses [the Taurat (Torah) and the Injeel (Gospel)]
a small price (i.e. getting a small gain by selling My Verses),
and fear Me and Me Alone. (Tafsir At-Tabari, Vol.
I, Page 253).
42. And mix not truth with falsehood, nor conceal the truth
[i.e. Muhammad is Allah's Messenger and
his qualities are written in your Scriptures, the Taurat
(Torah) and the Injeel (Gospel)] while you know (the truth)
43. And perform As-Salat (Iqamat-as-Salat),
and give Zakat, and Irka' (i.e. bow down or
submit yourselves with obedience to Allah) along with ArRaki'un.
44. Enjoin you Al-Birr (piety and righteousness
and each and every act of obedience to Allah) on the people
and you forget (to practise it) yourselves,
while you recite the Scripture [the Taurat (Torah)]! Have
you then no sense?
45. And seek help in patience and As-Salat
(the prayer) and truly it is extremely heavy and hard except for
Al-Khashi'un [i.e. the true believers in Allah
- those who obey Allah with full submission, fear much from
His Punishment, and believe in His Promise (Paradise, etc.) and
in His Warnings (Hell, etc.)].
46. (They are those) who are certain that they are going
to meet their Lord, and that unto Him they are going to return.
47. O Children of Israel! Remember My Favour which I bestowed
upon you and that I preferred you to the 'Alamin (mankind
and jinns) (of your time period, in the past).
48. And fear a Day (of Judgement) when a person shall not
avail another, nor will intercession be accepted from him nor
will compensation be taken from him nor will they be helped.
49. And (remember) when We delivered you from Fir'aun's
(Pharaoh) people, who were afflicting you with a horrible torment,
killing your sons and sparing your women, and therein was a mighty
trial from your Lord.
50. And (remember) when We separated the sea for you and
saved you and drowned Fir'aun's (Pharaoh) people while you were
looking (at them, when the sea-water covered them).
51. And (remember) when We appointed for Musa (Moses)
forty nights, and (in his absence) you took the calf (for worship),
and you were Zalimun (polytheists and wrong-doers,
52. Then after that We forgave you so that you might be
53. And (remember) when We gave Musa (Moses) the
Scripture [the Taurat (Torah)] and the criterion (of right
and wrong) so that you may be guided aright.
54. And (remember) when Musa (Moses) said to his
people: "O my people! Verily, you have wronged yourselves
by worshipping the calf. So turn in repentance to your Creator
and kill yourselves (the innocent kill the wrongdoers among you),
that will be better for you with your Lord." Then He accepted
your repentance. Truly, He is the One Who accepts repentance,
the Most Merciful.
55. And (remember) when you said: "O Musa (Moses)!
We shall never believe in you till we see Allah plainly."
But you were seized with a thunderbolt (lightning) while you were
56. Then We raised you up after your death, so that you
might be grateful.
57. And We shaded you with clouds and sent down on you
Al-Mannaand the quails, (saying):
"Eat of the good lawful things We have provided for you,"
(but they rebelled). And they did not wrong Us but they wronged
58. And (remember) when We said: "Enter this town
(Jerusalem) and eat bountifully therein with pleasure and delight
wherever you wish, and enter the gate in prostration (or bowing
with humility) and say: 'Forgive us,' and We shall forgive you
your sins and shall increase (reward) for the good-doers."
59. But those who did wrong changed the word from that
which had been told to them for another, so We sent upon the wrong-doers
Rijzan (a punishment) from the heaven
because of their rebelling against Allah's Obedience. (Tafsir
At-Tabari, Vol. I, Page 305).
60. And (remember) when Musa (Moses) asked for water
for his people, We said: "Strike the stone with your stick."
Then gushed forth therefrom twelve springs. Each (group of) people
knew its own place for water. "Eat and drink of that which
Allah has provided and do not act corruptly, making mischief
on the earth."
61. And (remember) when you said, "O Musa (Moses)!
We cannot endure one kind of food. So invoke your Lord for us
to bring forth for us of what the earth grows, its herbs, its
cucumbers, its Fum (wheat or garlic), its lentils
and its onions." He said, "Would you exchange that which
is better for that which is lower? Go you down to any town and
you shall find what you want!" And they were covered with
humiliation and misery, and they drew on themselves the Wrath
of Allah. That was because they used to disbelieve the Ayat
(proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.)
of Allah and killed the Prophets wrongfully. That was because
they disobeyed and used to transgress the bounds (in their disobedience
to Allah, i.e. commit crimes and sins).
62. Verily! Those who believe and those who are Jews and
Christians, and Sabians, whoever believes
in Allah and the Last Day and do righteous good deeds shall
have their reward with their Lord, on them shall be no fear, nor
shall they grieve.
63. And (O Children of Israel, remember) when We took your
covenant and We raised above you the Mount (saying): "Hold
fast to that which We have given you, and remember that which
is therein so that you may become Al-Muttaqun (the
pious - see V.2:2).
64. Then after that you turned away. Had it not been for
the Grace and Mercy of Allah upon you, indeed you would
have been among the losers.
65. And indeed you knew those amongst you who transgressed
in the matter of the Sabbath (i.e. Saturday). We said to
them: "Be you monkeys, despised and rejected."
66. So We made this punishment an example to their own
and to succeeding generations and a lesson to those who are Al-Muttaqun
(the pious - see V.2:2).
67. And (remember) when Musa (Moses) said to his
people: "Verily, Allah commands you that you slaughter
a cow." They said, "Do you make fun of us?" He
said, "I take Allah's Refuge from being among Al-Jahilun
(the ignorants or the foolish)."
68. They said, "Call upon your Lord for us that He
may make plain to us what it is!" He said, "He says,
'Verily, it is a cow neither too old nor too young, but (it is)
between the two conditions', so do what you are commanded."
69. They said, "Call upon your Lord for us to make
plain to us its colour." He said, "He says, 'It is a
yellow cow, bright in its colour, pleasing to the beholders.'
70. They said, "Call upon your Lord for us to make
plain to us what it is. Verily to us all cows are alike, And surely,
if Allah wills, we will be guided."
71. He [Musa (Moses)] said, "He says, 'It is
a cow neither trained to till the soil nor water the fields, sound,
having no other colour except bright yellow.' " They said,
"Now you have brought the truth." So they slaughtered
it though they were near to not doing it.
72. And (remember) when you killed a man and fell into
dispute among yourselves as to the crime. But Allah brought
forth that which you were hiding.
73. So We said: "Strike him (the dead man) with a
piece of it (the cow)." Thus Allah brings the dead
to life and shows you His Ayat (proofs, evidences,
verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) so that you may understand.
74. Then, after that, your hearts were hardened and became
as stones or even worse in hardness. And indeed, there are stones
out of which rivers gush forth, and indeed, there are of them
(stones) which split asunder so that water flows from them, and
indeed, there are of them (stones) which fall down for fear of
Allah. And Allah is not unaware of what you do.
75. Do you (faithful believers) covet that they will believe
in your religion inspite of the fact that a party of them (Jewish
rabbis) used to hear the Word of Allah [the Taurat
(Torah)], then they used to change it knowingly after they understood
76. And when they (Jews) meet those who believe (Muslims),
they say, "We believe", but when they meet one another
in private, they say, "Shall you (Jews) tell them (Muslims)
what Allah has revealed to you [Jews, about the description
and the qualities of Prophet Muhammad , that
which are written in the Taurat (Torah)],
that they (Muslims) may argue with you (Jews) about it before
your Lord?" Have you (Jews) then no understanding?
77. Know they (Jews) not that Allah knows what they
conceal and what they reveal?
78. And there are among them (Jews) unlettered people,
who know not the Book, but they trust upon false desires and they
79. Then woe to those who write the Book with their own
hands and then say, "This is from Allah," to purchase
with it a little price! Woe to them for what their hands have
written and woe to them for that they earn thereby.
80. And they (Jews) say, "The Fire (i.e. Hell-fire
on the Day of Resurrection) shall not touch us but for a few numbered
days." Say (O Muhammad to them): "Have
you taken a covenant from Allah, so that Allah will
not break His Covenant? Or is it that you say of Allah what
you know not?"
81. Yes! Whosoever earns evil and his sin has surrounded
him, they are dwellers of the Fire (i.e. Hell); they will dwell
82. And those who believe (in the Oneness of Allah - Islamic Monotheism)
and do righteous good deeds, they are dwellers of Paradise, they
will dwell therein forever.
83. And (remember) when We took a covenant from the Children
of Israel, (saying): Worship none but Allah (Alone) and
be dutiful and good to parents, and to kindred, and to orphans
and Al-Masakin (the poor),
[Tafsir At-Tabari, Vol. 10, Page 158 (Verse 9:60)]
and speak good to people [i.e. enjoin righteousness and forbid
evil, and say the truth about Muhammad ], and
perform As-Salat (Iqamat-as-Salat),
and give Zakat. Then you slid back, except a few
of you, while you are backsliders. (Tafsir Al-Qurtubi,
Vol. 2, Page 392).
84. And (remember) when We took your covenant (saying):
Shed not the blood of your people, nor turn out your own people
from their dwellings. Then, (this) you ratified and (to this)
you bear witness.
85. After this, it is you who kill one another and drive
out a party of you from their homes, assist (their enemies) against
them, in sin and transgression. And if they come to you as captives,
you ransom them, although their expulsion was forbidden to you.
Then do you believe in a part of the Scripture and reject the
rest? Then what is the recompense of those who do so among you,
except disgrace in the life of this world, and on the Day of Resurrection
they shall be consigned to the most grievous torment. And Allah
is not unaware of what you do.
86. Those are they who have bought the life of this world
at the price of the Hereafter. Their torment shall not be lightened
nor shall they be helped.
87. And indeed, We gave Musa (Moses) the Book and
followed him up with a succession of Messengers. And We gave 'Iesa
(Jesus), the son of Maryam (Mary), clear signs and supported him
with Ruh-ul-Qudus [Jibrael (Gabriel) <><>]. Is it that
whenever there came to you a Messenger with what you yourselves
desired not, you grew arrogant? Some, you disbelieved and some,
88. And they say, "Our hearts are wrapped (i.e. do
not hear or understand Allah's Word)." Nay, Allah
has cursed them for their disbelief, so little is that which they
89. And when there came to them (the Jews), a Book (this
Qur'an) from Allah confirming what is with them [the
Taurat (Torah) and the Injeel (Gospel)], although aforetime
they had invoked Allah (for coming of Muhammad Peace be
upon him ) in order to gain victory over those who disbelieved,
then when there came to them that which they had recognised, they
disbelieved in it. So let the Curse of Allah be on the disbelievers.
90. How bad is that for which they have sold their ownselves,
that they should disbelieve in that which Allah has revealed
(the Qur'an), grudging that Allah should reveal of
His Grace unto whom He will of His slaves. So they have drawn
on themselves wrath upon wrath. And for the disbelievers, there
is disgracing torment.
91. And when it is said to them (the Jews), "Believe
in what Allah has sent down," they say, "We believe
in what was sent down to us." And they disbelieve in that
which came after it, while it is the truth confirming what is
with them. Say (O Muhammad to them): "Why
then have you killed the Prophets of Allah aforetime, if
you indeed have been believers?"
92. And indeed Musa (Moses) came to you with clear
proofs, yet you worshipped the calf after he left, and you were
Zalimun (polytheists and wrong-doers).
93. And (remember) when We took your covenant and We raised
above you the Mount (saying), "Hold firmly to what We have
given you and hear (Our Word). They said, "We have heard
and disobeyed." And their hearts absorbed (the worship of)
the calf because of their disbelief. Say: "Worst indeed is
that which your faith enjoins on you if you are believers."
94. Say to (them): "If the home of the Hereafter with
Allah is indeed for you specially and not for others, of
mankind, then long for death if you are truthful."
95. But they will never long for it because of what their
hands have sent before them (i.e. what they have done). And Allah
is All-Aware of the Zalimun (polytheists and
96. And verily, you will find them (the Jews) the greediest
of mankind for life and (even greedier) than those who - ascribe
partners to Allah (and do not believe in Resurrection -
Magians, pagans, and idolaters, etc.). Everyone of them wishes
that he could be given a life of a thousand years. But the grant
of such life will not save him even a little from (due) punishment.
And Allah is All-Seer of what they do.
97. Say (O Muhammad ): "Whoever
is an enemy to Jibrael (Gabriel) (let him die in his fury),
for indeed he has brought it (this Qur'an) down to your
heart by Allah's Permission, confirming what came before
it [i.e. the Taurat (Torah) and the Injeel (Gospel)] and
guidance and glad tidings for the believers.
98. "Whoever is an enemy to Allah, His Angels,
His Messengers, Jibrael (Gabriel) and Mikael (Michael),
then verily, Allah is an enemy to the disbelievers."
99. And indeed We have sent down to you manifest Ayat
(these Verses of the Qur'an which inform in detail about
the news of the Jews and their secret intentions, etc.), and none
disbelieve in them but Fasiqun (those who rebel
against Allah's Command).
100. Is it not (the case) that every time they make a covenant,
some party among them throw it aside? Nay! the truth is most of
them believe not.
101. And when there came to them a Messenger from Allah
(i.e. Muhammad ) confirming what was with them,
a party of those who were given the Scripture threw away the Book
of Allah behind their backs as if they did not know!
102. They followed what the Shayatin (devils)
gave out (falsely of the magic) in the lifetime of Sulaiman
(Solomon). Sulaiman did not disbelieve, but the Shayatin
(devils) disbelieved, teaching men magic and such things that
came down at Babylon to the two angels, Harut and
Marut, but neither of these two (angels) taught
anyone (such things) till they had said, "We are only for
trial, so disbelieve not (by learning this magic from us)."
And from these (angels) people learn that by which they cause
separation between man and his wife, but they could not thus harm
anyone except by Allah's Leave. And they learn that which
harms them and profits them not. And indeed they knew that the
buyers of it (magic) would have no share in the Hereafter. And
how bad indeed was that for which they sold their ownselves, if
they but knew.
103. And if they had believed, and guarded themselves from
evil and kept their duty to Allah, far better would have
been the reward from their Lord, if they but knew!
104. O you who believe! Say not (to the Messenger Peace
be upon him ) Ra'ina but
say Unzurna (Do make us understand) and hear. And for the
disbelievers there is a painful torment. (See Verse 4:46)
105. Neither those who disbelieve among the people of the
Scripture (Jews and Christians) nor Al-Mushrikun (the
disbelievers in the Oneness of Allah, idolaters, polytheists,
pagans, etc.) like that there should be sent down unto you any
good from your Lord. But Allah chooses for His Mercy whom
He wills. And Allah is the Owner of Great Bounty.
106. Whatever a Verse (revelation) do We abrogate or cause
to be forgotten, We bring a better one or similar to it. Know
you not that Allah is able to do all things?
107. Know you not that it is Allah to Whom belongs
the dominion of the heavens and the earth? And besides Allah
you have neither any Wali (protector or guardian)
nor any helper.
108. Or do you want to ask your Messenger (Muhammad Peace
be upon him ) as Musa (Moses) was asked before (i.e. show
us openly our Lord?) And he who changes Faith for disbelief, verily,
he has gone astray from the right way.
109. Many of the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians)
wish that if they could turn you away as disbelievers after you
have believed, out of envy from their ownselves, even, after the
truth (that Muhammad is Allah's Messenger)
has become manifest unto them. But forgive and overlook, till
Allah brings His Command. Verily, Allah is Able to
do all things.
110. And perform As-Salat (Iqamat-as-Salat),
and give Zakat, and whatever of good (deeds that
Allah loves) you send forth for yourselves before you, you
shall find it with Allah. Certainly, Allah is All-Seer
of what you do.
111. And they say, "None shall enter Paradise unless
he be a Jew or a Christian." These are their own desires.
Say (O Muhammad ), "Produce your proof
if you are truthful."
112. Yes, but whoever submits his face (himself) to Allah
(i.e. follows Allah's Religion of Islamic Monotheism)
and he is a Muhsin (good-doer i.e. performs good deeds
totally for Allah's sake only without any show off or to
gain praise or fame, etc., and in accordance with the Sunnah
of Allah's Messenger Muhammad ) then
his reward is with his Lord (Allah), on such shall be no
fear, nor shall they grieve. [See Tafsir Ibn Kathir,
Vol.1, Page 154].
113. The Jews said that the Christians follow nothing (i.e.
are not on the right religion); and the Christians said that the
Jews follow nothing (i.e. are not on the right religion); though
they both recite the Scripture. Like unto their word, said (the
pagans) who know not. Allah will judge between them on the
Day of Resurrection about that wherein they have been differing.
114. And who is more unjust than those who forbid that
Allah's Name be glorified and mentioned much (i.e. prayers
and invocations, etc.) in Allah's Mosques and strive for
their ruin? It was not fitting that such should themselves enter
them (Allah's Mosques) except in fear. For them there is
disgrace in this world, and they will have a great torment in
115. And to Allah belong the east and the west, so
wherever you turn yourselves or your faces there is the Face of
Allah (and He is High above, over His Throne). Surely! Allah
is All-Sufficient for His creatures' needs, All-Knowing.
116. And they (Jews, Christians and pagans) say: Allah
has begotten a son (children or offspring).
Glory be to Him (Exalted be He above all that they associate with
Him). Nay, to Him belongs all that is in the heavens and on earth,
and all surrender with obedience (in worship) to Him.
117. The Originator of the heavens and the earth. When
He decrees a matter, He only says to it : "Be!" - and
118. And those who have no knowledge say: "Why does
not Allah speak to us (face to face) or why does not a sign
come to us?" So said the people before them words of similar
import. Their hearts are alike, We have indeed made plain the
signs for people who believe with certainty.
119. Verily, We have sent you (O Muhammad Peace be upon
him ) with the truth (Islam), a bringer of glad tidings
(for those who believe in what you brought, that they will enter
Paradise) and a warner (for those who disbelieve in what you brought,
they will enter the Hell-fire). And you will
not be asked about the dwellers of the blazing Fire.
120. Never will the Jews nor the Christians be pleased
with you (O Muhammad ) till you follow their
religion. Say: "Verily, the Guidance of Allah (i.e.
Islamic Monotheism) that is the (only) Guidance. And if
you (O Muhammad ) were to follow their (Jews
and Christians) desires after what you have received of Knowledge
(i.e. the Qur'an), then you would have against Allah
neither any Wali (protector or guardian) nor any
121. Those (who embraced Islam from Bani Israel)
to whom We gave the Book [the Taurat (Torah)] [or those
(Muhammad's companions) to whom We have given
the Book (the Qur'an)] recite it (i.e. obey its orders and
follow its teachings) as it should be recited (i.e. followed),
they are the ones that believe therein. And whoso disbelieves
in it (the Qur'an), those are they who are the losers. (Tafsir
Al-Qurtubi. Vol. 2, Page 95).
122. O Children of Israel! Remember My Favour which I bestowed
upon you and that I preferred you to the 'Alamin (mankind
and jinns) (of your time-period, in the past).
123. And fear the Day (of Judgement) when no person shall
avail another, nor shall compensation be accepted from him, nor
shall intercession be of use to him, nor shall they be helped.
124. And (remember) when the Lord of Ibrahim (Abraham)
[i.e., Allah] tried him with (certain) Commands, which he
fulfilled. He (Allah) said (to him), "Verily, I am
going to make you a leader (Prophet) of mankind." [Ibrahim
(Abraham)] said, "And of my offspring (to make leaders)."
(Allah) said, "My Covenant (Prophethood, etc.) includes
not Zalimun (polytheists and wrong-doers)."
125. And (remember) when We made the House (the Ka'bah
at Makkah) a place of resort for mankind and a place of safety.
And take you (people) the Maqam (place) of Ibrahim
(Abraham) [or the stone on which Ibrahim (Abraham) <><> stood while he
was building the Ka'bah] as a place of prayer (for some of your
prayers, e.g. two Rak'at after the Tawaf of
the Ka'bah at Makkah), and We commanded Ibrahim (Abraham)
and Isma'il (Ishmael) that they should purify My House (the
Ka'bah at Makkah) for those who are circumambulating it,
or staying (I'tikaf), or bowing or prostrating themselves
(there, in prayer).
126. And (remember) when Ibrahim (Abraham) said,
"My Lord, make this city (Makkah) a place of security and
provide its people with fruits, such of them as believe in Allah
and the Last Day." He (Allah) answered: "As for
him who disbelieves, I shall leave him in contentment for a while,
then I shall compel him to the torment of the Fire, and worst
indeed is that destination!"
127. And (remember) when Ibrahim (Abraham) and (his
son) Isma'il (Ishmael) were raising the foundations of the
House (the Ka'bah at Makkah), (saying), "Our Lord!
Accept (this service) from us. Verily! You are the All-Hearer,
128. "Our Lord! And make us submissive unto You and
of our offspring a nation submissive unto You, and show us our
Manasik (all the ceremonies
of pilgrimage - Hajj and 'Umrah, etc.), and accept
our repentance. Truly, You are the One Who accepts repentance,
the Most Merciful.
129. "Our Lord! Send amongst them a Messenger of their
own (and indeed Allah answered their invocation by sending
Muhammad ), who shall recite unto them Your
Verses and instruct them in the Book (this Qur'an) and Al-Hikmah
(full knowledge of the Islamic laws and jurisprudence
or wisdom or Prophethood, etc.), and sanctify them. Verily! You
are the All-Mighty, the All-Wise."
130. And who turns away from the religion of Ibrahim
(Abraham) (i.e. Islamic Monotheism) except him who befools
himself? Truly, We chose him in this world and verily, in the
Hereafter he will be among the righteous.
131. When his Lord said to him, "Submit (i.e. be a
Muslim)!" He said, "I have submitted myself (as a Muslim)
to the Lord of the 'Alamin (mankind, jinns and all
132. And this (submission to Allah, Islam)
was enjoined by Ibrahim (Abraham) upon his sons and by Ya'qub
(Jacob), (saying), "O my sons! Allah has chosen for
you the (true) religion, then die not except in the Faith of Islam
(as Muslims - Islamic Monotheism)."
133. Or were you witnesses when death approached Ya'qub
(Jacob)? When he said unto his sons, "What will you worship
after me?" They said, "We shall worship your Ilah
(God - Allah), the Ilah (God)
of your fathers, Ibrahim (Abraham), Isma'il (Ishmael),
Ishaque (Isaac), One Ilah (God), and to Him
we submit (in Islam)."
134. That was a nation who has passed away. They shall
receive the reward of what they earned and you of what you earn.
And you will not be asked of what they used to do.
135. And they say, "Be Jews or Christians, then you
will be guided." Say (to them, O Muhammad
), "Nay, (We follow) only the religion of Ibrahim (Abraham),
Hanifa [Islamic Monotheism, i.e. to worship none
but Allah (Alone)], and he was not of Al-Mushrikun
(those who worshipped others along with Allah - see V.2:105)."
136. Say (O Muslims), "We believe in Allah and
that which has been sent down to us and that which has been sent
down to Ibrahim (Abraham), Isma'il (Ishmael), Ishaque
(Isaac), Ya'qub (Jacob), and to Al-Asbat [the
twelve sons of Ya'qub (Jacob)], and that which has been
given to Musa (Moses) and 'Iesa (Jesus), and that which
has been given to the Prophets from their Lord. We make no distinction
between any of them, and to Him we have submitted (in Islam)."
137. So if they believe in the like of that which you believe,
then they are rightly guided, but if they turn away, then they
are only in opposition. So Allah will suffice you against
them. And He is the All-Hearer, the All-Knower.
138. [Our Sibghah (religion) is] the Sibghah
(Religion) of Allah (Islam) and which Sibghah
(religion) can be better than Allah's? And we are His
worshippers. [Tafsir Ibn Kathir.]
139. Say (O Muhammad to the Jews and
Christians), "Dispute you with us about Allah while
He is our Lord and your Lord? And we are to be rewarded for our
deeds and you for your deeds. And we are
sincere to Him in worship and obedience (i.e. we worship Him Alone
and none else, and we obey His Orders)."
140. Or say you that Ibrahim (Abraham), Isma'il
(Ishmael), Ishaque (Isaac), Ya'qub (Jacob) and Al-Asbat
[the twelve sons of Ya'qub (Jacob)] were Jews or Christians?
Say, "Do you know better or does Allah (knows better
that they all were Muslims)? And who is more unjust than he who
conceals the testimony [i.e. to believe in Prophet Muhammad Peace
be upon him when he comes, written in their Books. (See Verse
7:157)] he has from Allah? And Allah is not unaware
of what you do."
141. That was a nation who has passed away. They shall
receive the reward of what they earned, and you of what you earn.
And you will not be asked of what they used to do.
142. The fools (pagans, hypocrites, and Jews) among the
people will say, "What has turned them (Muslims) from their
Qiblah [prayer direction (towards Jerusalem)] to which
they were used to face in prayer." Say, (O Muhammad ) "To Allah belong both,
east and the west. He guides whom He wills to a Straight Way."
143. Thus We have made you [true Muslims - real believers
of Islamic Monotheism, true followers of Prophet Muhammad
and his Sunnah (legal ways)],
a Wasat (just) (and the best) nation, that you be witnesses
over mankind and the Messenger (Muhammad ) be a witness over you. And We
made the Qiblah (prayer direction towards Jerusalem) which
you used to face, only to test those who followed the Messenger
from those who would turn on their heels (i.e. disobey the Messenger).
Indeed it was great (heavy) except for those whom Allah
guided. And Allah would never make your faith (prayers)
to be lost (i.e. your prayers offered towards Jerusalem). Truly,
Allah is full of kindness, the Most Merciful towards mankind.
144. Verily! We have seen the turning of your (Muhammad's
) face towards the heaven. Surely,
We shall turn you to a Qiblah (prayer direction) that shall
please you, so turn your face in the direction of Al-Masjid-
al-Haram (at Makkah). And wheresoever you people are,
turn your faces (in prayer) in that direction. Certainly, the
people who were given the Scriptures (i.e. Jews and the Christians)
know well that, that (your turning towards the direction of the
Ka'bah at Makkah in prayers) is the truth from their Lord.
And Allah is not unaware of what they do.
145. And even if you were to bring to the people of the
Scripture (Jews and Christians) all the Ayat (proofs,
evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.), they would
not follow your Qiblah (prayer direction), nor are you
going to follow their Qiblah (prayer direction). And they
will not follow each other's Qiblah (prayer direction).
Verily, if you follow their desires after that which you have
received of knowledge (from Allah), then indeed you will
be one of the Zalimun (polytheists, wrong-doers,
146. Those to whom We gave the Scripture (Jews and Christians)
recognise him (Muhammad
or the Ka'bah at Makkah) as they recongise their sons.
But verily, a party of them conceal the truth while they know
it - [i.e. the qualities of Muhammad which are written in the Taurat
(Torah) and the Injeel (Gospel)].
147. (This is) the truth from your Lord. So be you not
one of those who doubt.
148. For every nation there is a direction to which they
face (in their prayers). So hasten towards all that is good. Wheresoever
you may be, Allah will bring you together (on the Day of
Resurrection). Truly, Allah is Able to do all things.
149. And from wheresoever you start forth (for prayers),
turn your face in the direction of Al-Masjid-al-Haram
(at Makkah), that is indeed the truth from your Lord. And
Allah is not unaware of what you do.
150. And from wheresoever you start forth (for prayers),
turn your face in the direction of Al-Masjid-al-Haram
(at Makkah), and wheresoever you are, turn your faces towards,
it (when you pray) so that men may have no argument against you
except those of them that are wrong-doers, so fear them not, but
fear Me! - And so that I may complete My Blessings on you and
that you may be guided.
151. Similarly (to complete My Blessings on you) We have
sent among you a Messenger (Muhammad ) of your own, reciting to you
Our Verses (the Qur'an) and sanctifying you, and teaching
you the Book (the Qur'an) and the Hikmah (i.e. Sunnah,
Islamic laws and Fiqh - jurisprudence), and teaching
you that which you used not to know.
152. Therefore remember Me (by praying, glorifying, etc.).
I will remember you, and be grateful to Me (for My countless Favours
on you) and never be ungrateful to Me.
153. O you who believe! Seek help in patience and As-Salat
(the prayer). Truly! Allah is with As-Sabirin (the
patient ones, etc.).
154. And say not of those who are killed in the Way of
Allah, "They are dead." Nay, they are living,
but you perceive (it) not.
155. And certainly, We shall test you with something of
fear, hunger, loss of wealth, lives and fruits, but give glad
tidings to As-Sabirin (the patient ones, etc.).
156. Who, when afflicted with calamity, say: "Truly!
To Allah we belong and truly, to Him we shall return."
157. They are those on whom are the Salawat (i.e.
blessings, etc.) (i.e. who are blessed and will be forgiven) from
their Lord, and (they are those who) receive His Mercy, and it
is they who are the guided-ones.
158. Verily! As-Safa and Al-Marwah (two mountains
in Makkah) are of the Symbols of Allah. So it is not a sin
on him who perform Hajj or 'Umrah (pilgrimage) of
the House (the Ka'bah at Makkah) to perform the going (Tawaf)
between them (As-Safa and Al-Marwah).
And whoever does good voluntarily, then verily, Allah is
159. Verily, those who conceal the clear proofs, evidences
and the guidance, which We have sent down, after We have made
it clear for the people in the Book, they are the ones cursed
by Allah and cursed by the cursers.
160. Except those who repent and do righteous deeds, and
openly declare (the truth which they concealed). These, I will
accept their repentance. And I am the One Who accepts repentance,
the Most Merciful.
161. Verily, those who disbelieve, and die while they
are disbelievers, it is they on whom is the Curse of Allah
and of the angels and of mankind, combined.
162. They will abide therein (under the curse in Hell),
their punishment will neither be lightened, nor will they be reprieved.
163. And your Ilah (God) is One Ilah
(God - Allah), La ilaha illa Huwa (there
is none who has the right to be worshipped but He), the Most Beneficent,
the Most Merciful.
164. Verily! In the creation of the heavens and the earth,
and in the alternation of night and day, and the ships which sail
through the sea with that which is of use to mankind, and the
water (rain) which Allah sends down from the sky and makes
the earth alive therewith after its death, and the moving (living)
creatures of all kinds that He has scattered therein, and in the
veering of winds and clouds which are held between the sky and
the earth, are indeed Ayat (proofs, evidences, signs,
etc.) for people of understanding.
165. And of mankind are some who take (for worship) others
besides Allah as rivals (to Allah).
They love them as they love Allah. But those who believe,
love Allah more (than anything else). If only, those who
do wrong could see, when they will see the torment, that all power
belongs to Allah and that Allah is Severe in punishment.
166. When those who were followed, disown (declare themselves
innocent of) those who followed (them), and they see the torment,
then all their relations will be cut off from them.
167. And those who followed will say: "If only we
had one more chance to return (to the worldly life), we would
disown (declare ourselves as innocent from) them as they have
disowned (declared themselves as innocent from) us." Thus
Allah will show them their deeds as regrets for them. And
they will never get out of the Fire .
168. O mankind! Eat of that which is lawful and good on
the earth, and follow not the footsteps of Shaitan
(Satan). Verily, he is to you an open enemy.
169. [Shaitan (Satan)] commands you only
what is evil and Fahsha (sinful), and that you should
say against Allah what you know not.
170. When it is said to them: "Follow what Allah
has sent down." They say: "Nay! We shall follow what
we found our fathers following." (Would they do that!) Even
though their fathers did not understand anything nor were they
171. And the example of those who disbelieve, is as that
of him who shouts to the (flock of sheep) that hears nothing but
calls and cries. (They are) deaf, dumb and blind. So they do not
172. O you who believe (in the Oneness of Allah
- Islamic Monotheism)! Eat of the lawful things that We
have provided you with, and be grateful to
Allah, if it is indeed He Whom you worship.
173. He has forbidden you only the Maytatah (dead
animals), and blood, and the flesh of swine, and that which is
slaughtered as a scrifice for others than Allah (or has
been slaughtered for idols, etc., on which Allah's Name
has not been mentioned while slaughtering). But if one is forced
by necessity without wilful disobedience nor transgressing due
limits, then there is no sin on him. Truly, Allah is Oft-Forgiving,
174. Verily, those who conceal what Allah has sent
down of the Book, and purchase a small gain therewith (of worldly
things), they eat into their bellies nothing but fire. Allah
will not speak to them on the Day of Resurrection, nor purify
them, and theirs will be a painful torment.
175. Those are they who have purchased error at the price
of Guidance, and torment at the price of Forgiveness. So how bold
they are (for evil deeds which will push them) to the Fire.
176. That is because Allah has sent down the Book
(the Qur'an) in truth. And verily, those who disputed as
regards the Book are far away in opposition.
177. It is not Al-Birr (piety, righteousness, and
each and every act of obedience to Allah, etc.) that you
turn your faces towards east and (or) west (in prayers); but Al-Birr
is (the quality of) the one who believes in Allah, the
Last Day, the Angels, the Book, the Prophets
and gives his wealth, in spite of love for it, to the kinsfolk,
to the orphans, and to Al-Masakin (the poor), and
to the wayfarer, and to those who ask, and to set slaves free,
performs As-Salat (Iqamat-as-Salat),
and gives the Zakat, and who fulfill their covenant
when they make it, and who are As-Sabirin (the patient
ones, etc.) in extreme poverty and ailment (disease) and at the
time of fighting (during the battles). Such are the people of
the truth and they are AlMuttaqun (pious -
178. O you who believe! Al-Qisas (the Law
of Equality in punishment) is prescribed for you in case of murder:
the free for the free, the slave for the slave, and the female
for the female. But if the killer is forgiven by the brother (or
the relatives, etc.) of the killed against blood money, then adhering
to it with fairness and payment of the blood money, to the heir
should be made in fairness. This is an alleviation and a mercy
from your Lord. So after this whoever transgresses the limits
(i.e. kills the killer after taking the blood money), he shall
have a painful torment.
179. And there is (a saving of) life for you in Al-Qisas
(the Law of Equality in punishment), O men of understanding, that
you may become Al-Muttaqun (the pious - see V.2:2).
180. It is prescribed for you, when death approaches any
of you, if he leaves wealth, that he make a bequest to parents
and next of kin, according to reasonable manners. (This is) a
duty upon Al-Muttaqun (the pious - see V.2:2).
181. Then whoever changes the bequest after hearing it,
the sin shall be on those who make the change. Truly, Allah
is All-Hearer, All-Knower.
182. But he who fears from a testator some unjust act
or wrong-doing, and thereupon he makes peace between the parties
concerned, there shall be no sin on him. Certainly, Allah
is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.
183. O you who believe! Observing As-Saum (the
fasting) is prescribed for you as it was prescribed
for those before you, that you may become Al-Muttaqun
(the pious - see V.2:2).
184. [Observing Saum (fasts)] for a fixed number
of days, but if any of you is ill or on a journey, the same number
(should be made up) from other days. And as for those who can
fast with difficulty, (e.g. an old man, etc.), they have (a choice
either to fast or) to feed a Miskin (poor person)
(for every day). But whoever does good of his own accord, it is
better for him. And that you fast, it is better for you if only
185. The month of Ramadan in which was revealed
the Qur'an, a guidance for mankind and clear proofs for
the guidance and the criterion (between right and wrong). So whoever
of you sights (the crescent on the first night of) the month (of
Ramadan i.e. is present at his home), he must observe Saum
(fasts) that month, and whoever is ill or on a journey, the same
number [of days which one did not observe Saum (fasts)
must be made up] from other days. Allah intends for you
ease, and He does not want to make things difficult for you. (He
wants that you) must complete the same number (of days), and that
you must magnify Allah [i.e. to say Takbir (Allahu-Akbar;
Allah is the Most Great) on seeing the crescent of the
months of Ramadan and Shawwal] for having guided you
so that you may be grateful to Him.
186. And when My slaves ask you (O Muhammad ) concerning Me, then (answer them),
I am indeed near (to them by My Knowledge). I respond to the invocations
of the supplicant when he calls on Me (without any mediator or
intercessor). So let them obey Me and believe in Me, so that they
may be led aright.
187. It is made lawful for you to have sexual relations
with your wives on the night of As-Saum (the fasts). They
are Libas [i.e. body cover, or screen, or Sakan,
(i.e. you enjoy the pleasure of living with her - as in Verse
7:189) Tafsir At-Tabari], for you and you are the
same for them. Allah knows that you used to deceive yourselves,
so He turned to you (accepted your repentance) and forgave you.
So now have sexual relations with them and seek that which Allah
has ordained for you (offspring), and eat and drink until the
white thread (light) of dawn appears to you distinct from the
black thread (darkness of night), then complete your Saum
(fast) till the nightfall. And do not have sexual relations with
them (your wives) while you are in I'tikaf (i.e.
confining oneself in a mosque for prayers and invocations leaving
the worldly activities) in the mosques. These are the limits (set)
by Allah, so approach them not. Thus does Allah make
clear His Ayat (proofs, evidences, lessons, signs,
revelations, verses, laws, legal and illegal things, Allah's
set limits, orders, etc.) to mankind that they may become Al-Muttaqun
(the pious - see V.2:2).
188. And eat up not one another's property unjustly (in
any illegal way e.g. stealing, robbing, deceiving, etc.), nor
give bribery to the rulers (judges before presenting your cases)
that you may knowingly eat up a part of the property of others
189. They ask you (O Muhammad ) about the new moons. Say: These
are signs to mark fixed periods of time for mankind and for the
pilgrimage. It is not Al-Birr (piety, righteousness, etc.)
that you enter the houses from the back but Al-Birr (is
the quality of the one) who fears Allah. So enter houses
through their proper doors, and fear Allah that you may
190. And fight in the Way of Allah
those who fight you, but transgress not the limits. Truly, Allah
likes not the transgressors. [This Verse is the first one that
was revealed in connection with Jihad, but it was
supplemented by another (V.9:36)].
191. And kill them wherever you find them, and turn them
out from where they have turned you out. And Al-Fitnah
is worse than killing. And fight not with them at Al-Masjid-al-Haram
(the sanctuary at Makkah), unless they
(first) fight you there. But if they attack you, then kill them.
Such is the recompense of the disbelievers.
192. But if they cease, then Allah is Oft-Forgiving,
193. And fight them until there is no more Fitnah (disbelief
and worshipping of others along with Allah) and (all and
every kind of) worship is for Allah (Alone).
But if they cease, let there be no transgression except against
Az-Zalimun (the polytheists, and wrong-doers,
194. The sacred month is for the sacred month, and for
the prohibited things, there is the Law of Equality (Qisas).
Then whoever transgresses the prohibition against you, you transgress
likewise against him. And fear Allah, and know that Allah
is with Al-Muttaqun (the pious - see V.2:2) .
195. And spend in the Cause of Allah (i.e. Jihad
of all kinds, etc.) and do not throw yourselves into destruction
(by not spending your wealth in the Cause of Allah), and
do good. Truly, Allah loves Al-Muhsinun
196. And perform properly (i.e. all the ceremonies according
to the ways of Prophet Muhammad ),
the Hajj and 'Umrah (i.e. the pilgrimage to Makkah)
for Allah. But if you are prevented (from completing them),
sacrifice a Hady (animal, i.e. a sheep, a cow, or a camel,
etc.) such as you can afford, and do not shave your heads until
the Hady reaches the place of sacrifice. And whosoever
of you is ill or has an ailment in his scalp (necessitating shaving),
he must pay a Fidyah (ransom) of either observing Saum
(fasts) (three days) or giving Sadaqah (charity - feeding
six poor persons) or offering sacrifice (one sheep). Then if you
are in safety and whosoever performs the 'Umrah in the
months of Hajj, before (performing) the Hajj, (i.e.
Hajj-at-Tamattu' and Al-Qiran), he must slaughter
a Hady such as he can afford, but if he cannot afford it,
he should observe Saum (fasts) three days during the Hajj
and seven days after his return (to his home), making ten
days in all. This is for him whose family is not present at Al-Masjid-al-Haram
(i.e. non-resident of Makkah). And fear Allah much and
know that Allah is Severe in punishment.
197. The Hajj (pilgrimage) is (in) the well-known
(lunar year) months (i.e. the 10th month, the 11th month and the
first ten days of the 12th month of the Islamic calendar,
i.e. two months and ten days). So whosoever intends to perform
Hajj therein by assuming Ihram),
then he should not have sexual relations (with his wife), nor
commit sin, nor dispute unjustly during the Hajj. And whatever
good you do, (be sure) Allah knows it. And take a provision
(with you) for the journey, but the best provision is At-Taqwa
(piety, righteousness, etc.). So fear Me, O men of understanding!
198. There is no sin on you if you seek the Bounty of
your Lord (during pilgrimage by trading, etc.). Then when you
leave 'Arafat, remember Allah
(by glorifying His Praises, i.e. prayers and invocations, etc.)
at the Mash'ar-il-Haram. And
remember Him (by invoking Allah for all good, etc.) as He
has guided you, and verily, you were, before, of those who were
199. Then depart from the place whence all the people
depart and ask Allah for His Forgiveness. Truly, Allah
is Oft-Forgiving, Most-Merciful.
200. So when you have accomplished your Manasik [(i.e.
Ihram, Tawaf of the Ka'bah and As-Safa
and Al-Marwah), stay at 'Arafat, Muzdalifah
and Mina, Ramy of Jamarat, (stoning of the
specified pillars in Mina) slaughtering of Hady (animal,
etc.)]. Remember Allah as you remember your forefathers
or with a far more remembrance. But of mankind there are some
who say: "Our Lord! Give us (Your Bounties) in this world!"
and for such there will be no portion in the Hereafter.
201. And of them there are some who say: "Our Lord!
Give us in this world that which is good and in the Hereafter
that which is good, and save us from the torment of the Fire!"
202. For them there will be alloted a share for what they
have earned. And Allah is Swift at reckoning.
203. And remember Allah during the appointed Days.
But whosoever hastens to leave in two days, there is no sin on
him and whosoever stays on, there is no sin on him, if his aim
is to do good and obey Allah (fear Him), and know that you
will surely be gathered unto Him.
204. And of mankind there is he whose speech may please
you (O Muhammad ),
in this worldly life, and he calls Allah to witness as to
that which is in his heart, yet he is the most quarrelsome of
205. And when he turns away (from you "O Muhammad
"), his effort in the land
is to make mischief therein and to destroy the crops and the cattle,
and Allah likes not mischief.
206. And when it is said to him, "Fear Allah",
he is led by arrogance to (more) crime. So enough for him is Hell,
and worst indeed is that place to rest!
207. And of mankind is he who would sell himself, seeking
the Pleasure of Allah. And Allah is full of Kindness
to (His) slaves.
208. O you who believe! Enter perfectly in Islam
(by obeying all the rules and regulations of the Islamic
religion) and follow not the footsteps of Shaitan
(Satan). Verily! He is to you a plain enemy.
209. Then if you slide back after the clear signs (Prophet
and this Qur'an, and Islam) have come to you, then
know that Allah is All-Mighty, All-Wise.
210. Do they then wait for anything other than that Allah
should come to them in the shadows of the clouds and the angels?
(Then) the case would be already judged. And to Allah return
all matters (for decision).
211. Ask the Children of Israel how many clear Ayat
(proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.)
We gave them. And whoever changes Allah's Favour after it
had come to him, [e.g. renounces the Religion of Allah (Islam)
and accepts Kufr (disbelief),] then surely, Allah
is Severe in punishment.
212. Beautified is the life of this world for those who
disbelieve, and they mock at those who believe. But those who
obey Allah's Orders and keep away from what He has forbidden,
will be above them on the Day of Resurrection. And Allah
gives (of His Bounty, Blessings, Favours, Honours, etc. on the
Day of Resurrection) to whom He wills without limit.
213. Mankind were one community and Allah sent Prophets
with glad tidings and warnings, and with them He sent the Scripture
in truth to judge between people in matters wherein they differed.
And only those to whom (the Scripture) was given differed concerning
it after clear proofs had come unto them through hatred, one to
another. Then Allah by His Leave guided those who believed
to the truth of that wherein they differed. And Allah guides
whom He wills to a Straight Path.
214. Or think you that you will enter Paradise without
such (trials) as came to those who passed away before you? They
were afflicted with severe poverty and ailments and were so shaken
that even the Messenger and those who believed along with him
said, "When (will come) the Help of Allah?" Yes!
Certainly, the Help of Allah is near!
215. They ask you (O Muhammad ) what they should spend. Say:
Whatever you spend of good must be for parents and kindred and
orphans and AlMasakin (the poor) and the wayfarers,
and whatever you do of good deeds, truly, Allah knows it
216. Jihad (holy
fighting in Allah's Cause) is ordained for you (Muslims)
though you dislike it, and it may be that you dislike a thing
which is good for you and that you like a thing which is bad for
you. Allah knows but you do not know.
217. They ask you concerning fighting in the Sacred Months
(i.e. 1st, 7th, 11th and 12th months of the Islamic calendar).
Say, "Fighting therein is a great (transgression)
but a greater (transgression) with Allah is to prevent mankind
from following the Way of Allah, to disbelieve in Him, to
prevent access to Al-Masjid-al-Haram (at Makkah),
and to drive out its inhabitants, and Al-Fitnah
is worse than killing. And they will never cease fighting
you until they turn you back from your religion (Islamic
Monotheism) if they can. And whosoever of you turns back from
his religion and dies as a disbeliever, then his deeds will be
lost in this life and in the Hereafter, and they will be the dwellers
of the Fire. They will abide therein forever."
218. Verily, those who have believed, and those who have
emigrated (for Allah's Religion) and have striven hard in
the Way of Allah, all these hope for Allah's Mercy.
And Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most-Merciful.
219. They ask you (O Muhammad ) concerning alcoholic drink and
gambling. Say: "In them is a great sin,
and (some) benefit for men, but the sin of them is greater than
their benefit." And they ask you what they ought to spend.
Say: "That which is beyond your needs." Thus Allah
makes clear to you His Laws in order that you may give thought."
220. In (to) this worldly life and in the Hereafter. And
they ask you concerning orphans. Say: "The best thing is
to work honestly in their property, and if you mix your affairs
with theirs, then they are your brothers. And Allah knows
him who means mischief (e.g. to swallow their property) from him
who means good (e.g. to save their property). And if Allah
had wished, He could have put you into difficulties. Truly, Allah
is All-Mighty, All-Wise."
221. And do not marry Al-Mushrikat (idolatresses,
etc.) till they believe (worship Allah Alone). And indeed
a slave woman who believes is better than a (free) Mushrikah
(idolatress, etc.), even though she pleases you. And give
not (your daughters) in marriage to Al-Mushrikun
till they believe (in Allah Alone) and verily, a believing
slave is better than a (free) Mushrik (idolater, etc.),
even though he pleases you. Those (Al-Mushrikun)
invite you to the Fire, but Allah invites (you) to Paradise
and Forgiveness by His Leave, and makes His Ayat (proofs,
evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) clear to
mankind that they may remember.
222. They ask you concerning menstruation. Say: that is
an Adha (a harmful thing for a husband to have a sexual
intercourse with his wife while she is having her menses), therefore
keep away from women during menses and go not unto them till they
have purified (from menses and have taken a bath). And when they
have purified themselves, then go in unto them as Allah
has ordained for you (go in unto them in any manner as long as
it is in their vagina). Truly, Allah loves those who turn
unto Him in repentance and loves those who purify themselves (by
taking a bath and cleaning and washing thoroughly their private
parts, bodies, for their prayers, etc.).
223. Your wives are a tilth for you, so go to your tilth
(have sexual relations with your wives in any manner as long as
it is in the vagina and not in the anus), when or how you will,
and send (good deeds, or ask Allah to bestow upon you pious
offspring) before you for your ownselves. And fear Allah,
and know that you are to meet Him (in the Hereafter), and give
good tidings to the believers (O Muhammad ).
224. And make not Allah's (Name) an excuse in your
oaths against your doing good and acting piously, and making peace
among mankind. And Allah is All-Hearer, All-Knower (i.e.
do not swear much and if you have sworn against doing something
good then give an expiation for the oath and do good).
225. Allah will not call you to account for that
which is unintentional in your oaths, but He will call you to
account for that which your hearts have earned. And Allah
is Oft-Forgiving, Most-Forbearing.
226. Those who take an oath not to
have sexual relation with their wives must wait four months, then
if they return (change their idea in this period), verily, Allah
is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.
227. And if they decide upon divorce, then Allah
is All-Hearer, All-Knower.
228. And divorced women shall wait (as regards their marriage)
for three menstrual periods, and it is not lawful for them to
conceal what Allah has created in their wombs, if they believe
in Allah and the Last Day. And their husbands have the better
right to take them back in that period, if they wish for reconciliation.
And they (women) have rights (over their husbands as regards living
expenses, etc.) similar (to those of their husbands) over them
(as regards obedience and respect, etc.) to what is reasonable,
but men have a degree (of responsibility) over them. And Allah
is All-Mighty, All-Wise.
229. The divorce is twice, after that, either you retain
her on reasonable terms or release her with kindness. And it is
not lawful for you (men) to take back (from your wives) any of
your Mahr (bridal money given by the husband to his wife
at the time of marriage) which you have given them, except when
both parties fear that they would be unable to keep the limits
ordained by Allah (e.g. to deal with each other on a fair
basis). Then if you fear that they would not be able to keep the
limits ordained by Allah, then there is no sin on either
of them if she gives back (the Mahr or a part of it) for
her Al-Khul' (divorce). These are the
limits ordained by Allah, so do not transgress them. And
whoever transgresses the limits ordained by Allah, then
such are the Zalimun (wrong-doers, etc.).
230. And if he has divorced her (the third time), then
she is not lawful unto him thereafter until she has married another
husband. Then, if the other husband divorces her, it is no sin
on both of them that they reunite, provided they feel that they
can keep the limits ordained by Allah. These are the limits
of Allah, which He makes plain for the people who have knowledge.
231. And when you have divorced women and they have fulfilled
the term of their prescribed period, either take them back on
reasonable basis or set them free on reasonable basis. But do
not take them back to hurt them, and whoever does that, then he
has wronged himself. And treat not the Verses (Laws) of Allah
as a jest, but remember Allah's Favours on you (i.e. Islam),
and that which He has sent down to you of the Book (i.e. the Qur'an)
and Al-Hikmah (the Prophet's Sunnah - legal ways
- Islamic jurisprudence, etc.) whereby He instructs you.
And fear Allah, and know that Allah is All-Aware of
232. And when you have divorced women and they have fulfilled
the term of their prescribed period, do not prevent them from
marrying their (former) husbands, if they mutually agree on reasonable
basis. This (instruction) is an admonition for him among you who
believes in Allah and the Last Day. That is more virtuous
and purer for you. Allah knows and you know not.
233. The mothers shall give suck to their children for
two whole years, (that is) for those (parents) who desire to complete
the term of suckling, but the father of the child shall bear the
cost of the mother's food and clothing on a reasonable basis.
No person shall have a burden laid on him greater than he can
bear. No mother shall be treated unfairly on account of her child,
nor father on account of his child. And on the (father's) heir
is incumbent the like of that (which was incumbent on the father).
If they both decide on weaning, by mutual consent, and after due
consultation, there is no sin on them. And if you decide on a
foster suckling-mother for your children, there is no sin on you,
provided you pay (the mother) what you agreed (to give her) on
reasonable basis. And fear Allah and know that Allah
is All-Seer of what you do.
234. And those of you who die and leave wives behind them,
they (the wives) shall wait (as regards their marriage) for four
months and ten days, then when they have fulfilled their term,
there is no sin on you if they (the wives) dispose of themselves
in a just and honourable manner (i.e. they can marry). And Allah
is Well-Acquainted with what you do.
235. And there is no sin on you if you make a hint of
betrothal or conceal it in yourself, Allah knows that you
will remember them, but do not make a promise of contract with
them in secret except that you speak an honourable saying according
to the Islamic law (e.g. you can say to her, "If one
finds a wife like you, he will be happy"). And do not consummate
the marriage until the term prescribed is fulfilled. And know
that Allah knows what is in your minds, so fear Him. And
know that Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Forbearing.
236. There is no sin on you, if you divorce women while
yet you have not touched (had sexual relation with) them, nor
appointed unto them their Mahr (bridal money given by the
husband to his wife at the time of marriage). But bestow on them
( a suitable gift), the rich according to his means, and the poor
according to his means, a gift of reasonable amount is a duty
on the doers of good.
237. And if you divorce them before you have touched (had
a sexual relation with) them, and you have appointed unto them
the Mahr (bridal money given by the husbands to his wife
at the time of marriage), then pay half of that (Mahr),
unless they (the women) agree to forego it, or he (the husband),
in whose hands is the marriage tie, agrees to forego and give
her full appointed Mahr. And to forego and give (her the
full Mahr) is nearer to At-Taqwa (piety, right-eousness,
etc.). And do not forget liberality between yourselves. Truly,
Allah is All-Seer of what you do.
238. Guard strictly (five obligatory) AsSalawat
(the prayers) especially the middle Salat (i.e.
the best prayer 'Asr). And stand
before Allah with obedience [and do not speak to others
during the Salat (prayers)].
239. And if you fear (an enemy), perfrom Salat
(pray) on foot or riding. And when you are
in safety, offer the Salat (prayer) in the manner
He has taught you, which you knew not (before).
240. And those of you who die and leave behind wives should
bequeath for their wives a year's maintenance and residence without
turning them out, but if they (wives) leave, there is no sin on
you for that which they do of themselves, provided it is honourable
(e.g. lawful marriage). And Allah is All-Mighty, All-Wise.
[The order of this Verse has been cancelled (abrogated) by Verse
241. And for divorced women, maintenance (should be provided)
on reasonable (scale). This is a duty on Al-Muttaqun
(the pious - see V.2:2).
242. Thus Allah makes clear His Ayat (Laws)
to you, in order that you may understand.
243. Did you (O Muhammad )
not think of those who went forth from their homes in thousands,
fearing death? Allah said to them, "Die". And
then He restored them to life. Truly, Allah is full of Bounty
to mankind, but most men thank not.
244. And fight in the Way of Allah and know that
Allah is All-Hearer, All-Knower.
245. Who is he that will lend to Allah a goodly
loan so that He may multiply it to him many times? And it is Allah
that decreases or increases (your provisions), and unto Him you
246. Have you not thought about the group of the Children
of Israel after (the time of) Musa (Moses)? When they said
to a Prophet of theirs, "Appoint for us a king and we will
fight in Allah's Way." He said, "Would you then
refrain from fighting, if fighting was prescribed for you?"
They said, "Why should we not fight in Allah's Way
while we have been driven out of our homes and our children (families
have been taken as captives)?" But when fighting was ordered
for them, they turned away, all except a few of them. And Allah
is All-Aware of the Zalimun (polytheists and
247. And their Prophet (Samuel <><>) said to them,
"Indeed Allah has appointed Talut (Saul)
as a king over you." They said, "How can he be a king
over us when we are better fitted than him for the kingdom, and
he has not been given enough wealth." He said: "Verily,
Allah has chosen him above you and has increased him abundantly
in knowledge and stature. And Allah grants His Kingdom to
whom He wills. And Allah is All-Sufficient for His creatures'
248. And their Prophet (Samuel <><>) said to them:
Verily! The sign of His Kingdom is that there shall come to you
At-Tabut (a wooden box), wherein is Sakinah
(peace and reassurance) from your Lord and a remnant of that
which Musa (Moses) and Harun (Aaron) left behind,
carried by the angels. Verily, in this is a sign for you if you
are indeed believers.
249. Then when Talut (Saul) set out with
the army, he said: "Verily! Allah will try you by a
river. So whoever drinks thereof, he is not of me, and whoever
tastes it not, he is of me, except him who takes (thereof) in
the hollow of his hand." Yet, they drank thereof, all, except
a few of them. So when he had crossed it (the river), he and those
who believed with him, they said: "We have no power this
day against Jalut (Goliath) and his hosts." But those
who knew with certainty that they were to meet their Lord, said:
"How often a small group overcame a mighty host by Allah's
Leave?" And Allah is with As-Sabirin (the
patient ones, etc.).
250. And when they advanced to meet Jalut (Goliath)
and his forces, they invoked: "Our Lord! Pour forth on us
patience and make us victorious over the disbelieving people."
251. So they routed them by Allah's Leave and Dawud
(David) killed Jalut (Goliath), and Allah gave him
[Dawud (David)] the kingdom [after the death of Talut
(Saul) and Samuel] and AlHikmah (Prophethood),
and taught him of that which He willed. And if Allah did
not check one set of people by means of another, the earth would
indeed be full of mischief. But Allah is full of Bounty
to the 'Alamin (mankind, jinns and all that exists).
252. These are the Verses of Allah, We recite them
to you (O Muhammad )
in truth, and surely, you are one of the Messengers (of Allah).
253. Those Messengers! We preferred some to others; to
some of them Allah spoke (directly); others He raised to
degrees (of honour); and to 'Iesa (Jesus), the son of Maryam (Mary),
We gave clear proofs and evidences, and supported him with Ruh-ul-Qudus
[Jibrael (Gabriel)]. If Allah had willed, succeeding
generations would not have fought against each other, after clear
Verses of Allah had come to them, but they differed - some
of them believed and others disbelieved. If Allah had willed,
they would not have fought against one another, but Allah
does what He likes.
254. O you who believe! Spend of that with which We have
provided for you, before a Day comes when there will be no bargaining,
nor friendship, nor intercession. And it is the disbelievers who
are the Zalimun (wrong-doers, etc.).
255. Allah! La ilaha illa Huwa
(none has the right to be worshipped but He), the Ever Living,
the One Who sustains and protects all that exists. Neither slumber,
nor sleep overtake Him. To Him belongs whatever is in the heavens
and whatever is on earth. Who is he that can intercede with Him
except with His Permission? He knows what happens to them (His
creatures) in this world, and what will happen to them in the
Hereafter . And they will never compass anything of His Knowledge
except that which He wills. His Kursi
extends over the heavens and the earth, and He feels no fatigue
in guarding and preserving them. And He is the Most High, the
[This Verse 2:255 is called Ayat-ul-Kursi.
Kursi literally means a footstool or chair, and sometimes wrongly
translated as Throne. The Kursi mentioned in this Verse should be distinguished from the 'Arsh (Throne) mentioned in Verses 7:58, 10:3,
85:15 and elsewhere. Prophet Muhammad
said: "The Kursi compared to the 'Arsh is nothing but like a ring thrown
out upon open space of the desert." If the Kursi extends over the entire
universe, then how much greater is the 'Arsh. Indeed Allah, the Creator of both
the Kursi and the 'Arsh, is the Most Great.]
256. There is no compulsion in religion. Verily, the Right
Path has become distinct from the wrong path. Whoever disbelieves
in Taghut and believes
in Allah, then he has grasped the most trustworthy handhold
that will never break. And Allah is All-Hearer, All-Knower.
257. Allah is the Wali (Protector or
Guardian) of those who believe. He brings them out from darkness
into light. But as for those who disbelieve, their Auliya
(supporters and helpers) are Taghut [false
deities and false leaders, etc.], they bring them out from light
into darkness. Those are the dwellers of the Fire, and they will
abide therein forever.
258. Have you not looked at him who disputed with Ibrahim
(Abraham) about his Lord (Allah), because Allah had
given him the kingdom? When Ibrahim (Abraham) said (to him):
"My Lord (Allah) is He Who gives life and causes death."
He said, "I give life and cause death." Ibrahim
(Abraham) said, "Verily! Allah causes the sun to rise
from the east; then cause it you to rise from the west."
So the disbeliever was utterly defeated. And Allah guides
not the people, who are Zalimun (wrong-doers,
259. Or like the one who passed by a town and it had tumbled
over its roofs. He said: "Oh! How will Allah ever bring
it to life after its death?" So Allah caused him to
die for a hundred years, then raised him up (again). He said:
"How long did you remain (dead)?" He (the man) said:
"(Perhaps) I remained (dead) a day or part of a day".
He said: "Nay, you have remained (dead) for a hundred years,
look at your food and your drink, they show no change; and look
at your donkey! And thus We have made of you a sign for the people.
Look at the bones, how We bring them together and clothe them
with flesh". When this was clearly shown to him, he said,
"I know (now) that Allah is Able to do all things."
260. And (remember) when Ibrahim (Abraham) said,
"My Lord! Show me how You give life to the dead." He
(Allah) said: "Do you not believe?" He [Ibrahim
(Abraham)] said: "Yes (I believe), but to be stronger in
Faith." He said: "Take four birds, then cause them to
incline towards you (then slaughter them, cut them into pieces),
and then put a portion of them on every hill, and call them, they
will come to you in haste. And know that Allah is All-Mighty,
261. The likeness of those who spend their wealth in the
Way of Allah, is as the likeness of a grain (of corn); it
grows seven ears, and each ear has a hundred grains. Allah
gives manifold increase to whom He pleases. And Allah is
All-Sufficient for His creatures' needs, All-Knower.
262. Those who spend their wealth in the Cause of Allah,
and do not follow up their gifts with reminders of their generosity
or with injury, their reward is with their Lord. On them shall
be no fear, nor shall they grieve.
263. Kind words and forgiving of faults are better than
Sadaqah (charity) followed by injury. And Allah is
Rich (Free of all wants) and He is Most-Forbearing.
264. O you who believe! Do not render in vain your Sadaqah
(charity) by reminders of your generosity or by injury, like him
who spends his wealth to be seen of men, and he does not believe
in Allah, nor in the Last Day. His likeness is the likeness
of a smooth rock on which is a little dust; on it falls heavy
rain which leaves it bare. They are not able to do anything with
what they have earned. And Allah does not guide the disbelieving
265. And the likeness of those who spend their wealth
seeking Allah's Pleasure while they in their ownselves are
sure and certain that Allah will reward them (for their
spending in His Cause), is the likeness of a garden on a height;
heavy rain falls on it and it doubles its yield of harvest. And
if it does not receive heavy rain, light rain suffices it. And
Allah is All-Seer of (knows well) what you do.
266. Would any of you wish to have a garden with date-palms
and vines, with rivers flowing underneath, and all kinds of fruits
for him therein, while he is striken with old age, and his children
are weak (not able to look after themselves), then it is struck
with a fiery whirlwind, so that it is burnt? Thus does Allah
make clear His Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses) to
you that you may give thought.
267. O you who believe! Spend of the good things which
you have (legally) earned, and of that which We have produced
from the earth for you, and do not aim at that which is bad to
spend from it, (though) you would not accept it save if you close
your eyes and tolerate therein. And know that Allah is Rich
(Free of all wants), and Worthy of all praise.
268. Shaitan (Satan) threatens you with poverty
and orders you to commit Fahsha (evil deeds, illegal
sexual intercourse, sins etc.); whereas Allah promises you
Forgiveness from Himself and Bounty, and Allah is All-Sufficient
for His creatures' needs, All-Knower.
269. He grants Hikmah to
whom He pleases, and he, to whom Hikmah is granted, is
indeed granted abundant good. But none remember (will receive
admonition) except men of understanding.
270. And whatever you spend for spendings (e.g., in Sadaqah
- charity, etc. for Allah's Cause) or whatever vow you
make, be sure Allah knows it all. And for the Zalimun
(wrong-doers, etc.) there are no helpers.
271. If you disclose your Sadaqat (alms-giving),
it is well, but if you conceal it, and give it to the poor, that
is better for you. (Allah) will forgive you some of your
sins. And Allah is Well-Acquainted with what you do.
272. Not upon you (Muhammad )
is their guidance, but Allah guides whom He wills. And whatever
you spend in good, it is for yourselves, when you spend not except
seeking Allah's Countenance. And whatever you spend in good,
it will be repaid to you in full, and you shall not be wronged.
273. (Charity is) for Fuqara (the poor),
who in Allah's Cause are restricted (from travel), and cannot
move about in the land (for trade or work). The one who knows
them not, thinks that they are rich because of their modesty.
You may know them by their mark, they do not beg of people at
all. And whatever you spend in good, surely
Allah knows it well.
274. Those who spend their wealth (in Allah's Cause)
by night and day, in secret and in public, they shall have their
reward with their Lord. On them shall be no fear, nor shall they
275. Those who eat Riba
(usury) will not stand (on the Day of Resurrection) except like
the standing of a person beaten by Shaitan (Satan)
leading him to insanity. That is because they say: "Trading
is only like Riba (usury)," whereas Allah
has permitted trading and forbidden Riba (usury).
So whosoever receives an admonition from his Lord and stops eating
Riba (usury) shall not be punished for the past;
his case is for Allah (to judge); but whoever returns [to
Riba (usury)], such are the dwellers of the Fire
- they will abide therein.
276. Allah will destroy Riba (usury)
and will give increase for Sadaqat (deeds of charity,
alms, etc.) And Allah likes not the disbelievers, sinners.
277. Truly those who believe, and do deeds of righteousness,
and perform As-Salat (Iqamat-as-Salat),
and give Zakat, they will have their reward with
their Lord. On them shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve.
278. O you who believe! Be afraid of Allah and give
up what remains (due to you) from Riba (usury) (from
now onward), if you are (really) believers.
279. And if you do not do it, then take a notice of war
from Allah and His Messengerbut if
you repent, you shall have your capital sums. Deal not unjustly
(by asking more than your capital sums), and you shall not be
dealt with unjustly (by receiving less than your capital sums).
280. And if the debtor is in a hard time (has no money),
then grant him time till it is easy for him to repay, but if you
remit it by way of charity, that is better for you if you did
281. And be afraid of the Day when you shall be brought
back to Allah. Then every person shall be paid what he earned,
and they shall not be dealt with unjustly.
282. O you who believe! When you contract a debt for a
fixed period, write it down. Let a scribe write it down in justice
between you. Let not the scribe refuse to write as Allah
has taught him, so let him write. Let him (the debtor) who incurs
the liability dictate, and he must fear Allah, his Lord,
and diminish not anything of what he owes. But if the debtor is
of poor understanding, or weak, or is unable himself to dictate,
then let his guardian dictate in justice. And get two witnesses
out of your own men. And if there are not two men (available),
then a man and two women, such as you agree for witnesses, so
that if one of them (two women) errs, the other can remind her.
And the witnesses should not refuse when they are called on (for
evidence). You should not become weary to write it (your contract),
whether it be small or big, for its fixed term, that is more just
with Allah; more solid as evidence, and more convenient
to prevent doubts among yourselves, save when it is a present
trade which you carry out on the spot among yourselves, then there
is no sin on you if you do not write it down. But take witnesses
whenever you make a commercial contract. Let neither scribe nor
witness suffer any harm, but if you do (such harm), it would be
wickedness in you. So be afraid of Allah; and Allah
teaches you. And Allah is the All-Knower of each and everything.
283. And if you are on a journey and cannot find a scribe,
then let there be a pledge taken (mortgaging);
then if one of you entrust the other, let the one who is entrusted
discharge his trust (faithfully), and let him be afraid of Allah,
his Lord. And conceal not the evidence for he, who hides it, surely
his heart is sinful. And Allah is All-Knower of what you
284. To Allah belongs all that is in the heavens
and all that is on the earth, and whether you disclose what is
in your ownselves or conceal it, Allah will call you to
account for it. Then He forgives whom He wills and punishes whom
He wills. And Allah is Able to do all things.
285. .The Messenger (Muhammad ) believes in what has been sent
down to him from his Lord, and (so do) the believers. Each one
believes in Allah, His Angels, His Books, and His Messengers.
They say, "We make no distinction between one another of
His Messengers" - and they say, "We hear, and we obey.
(We seek) Your Forgiveness, our Lord, and to You is the return
286. Allah burdens not a person beyond his scope.
He gets reward for that (good) which he has earned, and he is
punished for that (evil) which he has earned. "Our Lord!
Punish us not if we forget or fall into error, our Lord! Lay not
on us a burden like that which You did lay on those before us
(Jews and Christians); our Lord! Put not on us a burden greater
than we have strength to bear. Pardon us and grant us Forgiveness.
Have mercy on us. You are our Maula (Patron, Suppor-ter
and Protector, etc.) and give us victory over the disbelieving
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