47. Muhammad or Al-Qital
In the Name of Allah, the Most
Beneficent, the Most Merciful.
1. Those who disbelieve
[in the Oneness of Allah, and in the Message of Prophet
], and hinder (men) from the Path of Allah (Islamic
Monotheism), He will render their deeds vain
2. But those who
believe and do righteous good deeds, and believe in that which
is sent down to Muhammad (),
for it is the truth from their Lord, He will expiate from them
their sins, and will make good their state.
3. That is because
those who disbelieve follow falsehood, while those who believe
follow the truth from their Lord. Thus does Allah set forth
their parables for mankind.
4. So, when you meet
(in fight Jihad in Allah's Cause), those who
disbelieve smite at their necks till when you have killed and
wounded many of them, then bind a bond firmly (on them, i.e. take
them as captives). Thereafter (is the time) either for generosity
(i.e. free them without ransom), or ransom (according to what
benefits Islam), until the war lays down its burden. Thus
[you are ordered by Allah to continue in carrying out Jihad
against the disbelievers till they embrace Islam (i.e.
are saved from the punishment in the Hell-fire) or at least come
under your protection], but if it had been Allah's Will,
He Himself could certainly have punished them (without you). But
(He lets you fight), in order to test you, some with others. But
those who are killed in the Way of Allah, He will never
let their deeds be lost,
5. He will guide
them and set right their state.
6. And admit them
to Paradise which He has made known to them (i.e. they will know
their places in Paradise more than they used to know their houses
in the world).
7. O you who believe!
If you help (in the cause of) Allah, He will help you, and
make your foothold firm.
8. But those who
disbelieve (in the Oneness of Allah Islamic Monotheism),
for them is destruction, and (Allah) will make their deeds
9. That is because
they hate that which Allah has sent down (this Qur'an
and Islamic laws, etc.), so He has made their deeds fruitless.
10. Have they not
travelled through the earth, and seen what was the end of those
before them? Allah destroyed them completely and a similar
(fate awaits) the disbelievers.
11. That is because
Allah is the Maula (Lord, Master, Helper, Protector,
etc.) of those who believe, and the disbelievers have no Maula
(lord, master, helper, protector, etc.).
12. Certainly! Allah
will admit those who believe (in the Oneness of Allah Islamic
Monotheism) and do righteous good deeds, to Gardens under which
rivers flow (Paradise), while those who disbelieve enjoy themselves
and eat as cattle eat, and the Fire will be their abode.
13. And many a town,
stronger than your town (Makkah) (O Muhammad ) which has driven you out We have
destroyed. And there was none to help them.
14. Is he who is
on a clear proof from his Lord, like those for whom their evil
deeds that they do are beautified for them, while they follow
their own lusts (evil desires)?
15. =2>The description
of Paradise which the Muttaqun (pious - see V.2:2)
have been promised is that in it are rivers of water the taste
and smell of which are not changed; rivers of milk of which the
taste never changes; rivers of wine delicious to those who drink;
and rivers of clarified honey (clear and pure) therein for them
is every kind of fruit; and forgiveness from their Lord. (Are
these) like those who shall dwell for ever in the Fire, and be
given, to drink, boiling water, so that it cuts up their bowels?
16. And among them
are some who listen to you (O Muhammad ) till, when they go out from you,
they say to those who have received knowledge: "What has
he said just now? Such are men whose hearts Allah has sealed,
and they follow their lusts (evil desires).
17. While as for
those who accept guidance, He increases their guidance, and bestows
on them their piety.
18. Do they then
await (anything) other than the Hour, that it should come upon
them suddenly? But some of its portents (indications and signs)
have already come, and when it (actually) is on them, how can
they benefit then by their reminder?
19. So know (O Muhammad
) that La ilaha
ill-Allah (none has the right to be worshipped but Allah),
and ask forgiveness for your sin, and also for (the sin of) believing
men and believing women. And Allah knows well your moving
about, and your place of rest (in your homes).
20. Those who believe
say: "Why is not a Surah (chapter of the Qur'an)
sent down (for us)? But when a decisive Surah (explaining
and ordering things) is sent down, and fighting (Jihad
holy fighting in Allah's Cause) is mentioned
(i.e. ordained) therein, you will see those in whose hearts is
a disease (of hypocrisy) looking at you with a look of one fainting
to death. But it was better for them (hypocrites, to listen to
Allah and to obey Him).
21. Obedience (to
Allah) and good words (were better for them). And when the
matter (preparation for Jihad) is resolved on, then
if they had been true to Allah, it would have been better
22. Would you then,
if you were given the authority, do mischief in the land, and
sever your ties of kinship?
23. Such are they
whom Allah has cursed, so that He has made them deaf and
blinded their sight.
24. Do they not then
think deeply in the Qur'an, or are their hearts locked up
(from understanding it)?
25. Verily, those
who have turned back (have apostated) as disbelievers after the
guidance has been manifested to them, Shaitan (Satan)
has beautified for them (their false hopes), and (Allah)
prolonged their term (age).
26. This is because
they said to those who hate what Allah has sent down: "We
will obey you in part of the matter," but Allah knows
27. Then how (will
it be) when the angels will take their souls at death, smiting
their faces and their backs?
28. That is because
they followed that which angered Allah, and hated that which
pleased Him. So He made their deeds fruitless.
29. Or do those in
whose hearts is a disease (of hypocrisy), think that Allah
will not bring to light all their hidden ill-wills?
30. Had We willed,
We could have shown them to you, and you should have known them
by their marks, but surely, you will know them by the tone of
their speech! And Allah knows all your deeds.
31. And surely, We
shall try you till We test those who strive hard (for the Cause
of Allah) and the patient ones, and We shall test your facts
(i.e. the one who is a liar, and the one who is truthful).
32. Verily, those
who disbelieve, and hinder (men) from the Path of Allah
(i.e. Islam), and oppose the Messenger ( ) (by standing against him and
hurting him), after the guidance
has been clearly shown to them, they will not hurt Allah
in the least, but He will make their deeds fruitless,
33. O you who believe!
Obey Allah, and obey the Messenger (Muhammad ) and render not vain your deeds.
34. Verily, those
who disbelieve, and hinder (men) from the Path of Allah
(i.e. Islam); then die while they are disbelievers, Allah
will not forgive them.
35. So be not weak
and ask not for peace (from the enemies of Islam), while
you are having the upper hand. Allah is with you, and will
never decrease the reward of your good deeds.
36. The life of this
world is but play and pastime, but if you believe (in the Oneness
of Allah Islamic Monotheism), and fear Allah,
and avoid evil, He will grant you your wages, and will not ask
you your wealth.
37. If He were to
ask you of it, and press you, you would covetously withhold, and
He will bring out all your (secret) ill-wills.
38. Behold! You are
those who are called to spend in the Cause of Allah, yet
among you are some who are niggardly. And whoever is niggardly,
it is only at the expense of his ownself. But Allah is Rich
(Free of all wants), and you (mankind) are poor. And if you turn
away (from Islam and the obedience of Allah), He will
exchange you for some other people, and they will not be your
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