In the Name of Allah, the Most
Beneficent, the Most Merciful.
1. Verily, We have
given you (O Muhammad )
a manifest victory.
2. That Allah
may forgive you your sins of the past and the future,
and complete His Favour on you, and guide you on the Straight
3. And that Allah
may help you with strong help.
4. He it is Who sent
down As-Sakinah (calmness and tranquillity) into the hearts
of the believers, that they may grow more in Faith along with
their (present) Faith. And to Allah belong the hosts of
the heavens and the earth, and Allah is Ever All-Knower,
5. That He may admit
the believing men and the believing women to Gardens under which
rivers flow (i.e. Paradise), to abide therein forever, and to
expiate from them their sins, and that is with Allah, a
6. And that He may
punish the Munafiqun (hypocrites), men and
women, and also the Mushrikun
men and women, who think evil thoughts about Allah, for
them is a disgraceful torment, and the Anger of Allah is
upon them, and He has cursed them and prepared Hell for them,
and worst indeed is that destination.
7. And to Allah
belong the hosts of the heavens and the earth. And Allah
is Ever All-Knower, All-Wise.
8. Verily, We have
sent you (O Muhammad )
as a witness, as a bearer of glad tidings, and as a warner.
9. In order that
you (O mankind) may believe in Allah and His Messenger (), and that you assist and honour
and (that you) glorify (Allah's) praises morning and afternoon.
10. Verily, those
who give Bai'a (pledge) to you (O Muhammad ) they are giving Bai'a
(pledge) to Allah. The Hand of Allah is over their
hands. Then whosoever breaks his pledge, breaks only to his own
harm, and whosoever fulfills what he has covenanted with Allah,
He will bestow on him a great reward.
11. Those of the
bedouins who lagged behind will say to you: "Our possessions
and our families occupied us, so ask forgiveness for us."
They say with their tongues what is not in their hearts. Say:
"Who then has any power at all (to intervene) on your behalf
with Allah, if He intends you hurt or intends you benefit?
Nay, but Allah is Ever All-Aware of what you do.
12. "Nay, but
you thought that the Messenger ()
and the believers would never return to their families; and that
was made fair-seeming in their hearts, and you did think an evil
thought and you became a useless people going for destruction."
13. And whosoever
does not believe in Allah and His Messenger (Muhammad ), then verily, We have prepared
for the disbelievers a blazing Fire
14. And to Allah
belongs the sovereignty of the heavens and the earth, He forgives
whom He wills, and punishes whom He wills. And Allah is
Ever Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.
15. Those who lagged
behind will say, when you set forth to take the spoils, "Allow
us to follow you," They want to change Allah's Words.
Say: "You shall not follow us; thus Allah has said
beforehand." Then they will say: "Nay, you envy us."
Nay, but they understand not except a little.
16. Say (O Muhammad
) to the bedouins who lagged behind:
"You shall be called to fight against a people given to great
warfare, then you shall fight them, or they shall surrender. Then
if you obey, Allah will give you a fair reward, but if you
turn away as you did turn away before, He will punish you with
a painful torment."
17. No blame or sin
is there upon the blind, nor is there blame or sin upon the lame,
nor is there blame or sin upon the sick (that they go not forth
to war). And whosoever obeys Allah and His Messenger (Muhammad
), He will admit him to Gardens
beneath which rivers flow (Paradise); and whosoever turns back,
He will punish him with a painful torment.
18. Indeed, Allah
was pleased with the believers when they gave their Bai'a
(pledge) to you (O Muhammad )
under the tree, He knew what was in their hearts, and He sent
down As-Sakinah (calmness and tranquillity) upon them,
and He rewarded them with a near victory,
19. And abundant
spoils that they will capture. And Allah is Ever All-Mighty,
20. Allah has
promised you abundant spoils that you will capture, and He has
hastened for you this, and He has restrained the hands of men
from you, that it may be a sign for the believers, and that He
may guide you to a Straight Path.
21. And other (victories
and much booty there are, He promises you) which are not yet within
your power, indeed Allah compasses them, And Allah
is Ever Able to do all things.
22. And if those
who disbelieve fight against you, they certainly would have turned
their backs, then they would have found neither a Wali
(protector) nor a helper.
23. That has been
the Way of Allah already with those who passed away before.
And you will not find any change in the Way of Allah.
24. And He it is
Who has withheld their hands from you and your hands from them
in the midst of Makkah, after He had made you victors over them.
And Allah is Ever the All-Seer of what you do.
25. They are the
ones who disbelieved (in the Oneness of Allah Islamic
Monotheism), and hindered you from AlMasjidalHaram
(the sacred mosque of Makkah) and the sacrificial animals,
detained from reaching their place of sacrifice. Had there not
been believing men and believing women whom you did not know,
that you may kill them, and on whose account a sin would have
been committed by you without (your) knowledge, that Allah
might bring into His Mercy whom He will, if they (the believers
and the disbelievers) should have been apart, We verily had punished
those of them who disbelieved, with painful torment.
26. When those who
disbelieve had put in their hearts pride and haughtiness the
pride and haughtiness of the time of ignorance, then Allah
sent down His Sakinah (calmness and tranquillity) upon
His Messenger ( )
and upon the believers, and made them stick to the word of piety
(i.e. none has the right to be worshipped but Allah), and
they were well entitled to it and worthy of it. And Allah
is the All-Knower of everything.
27. Indeed Allah
shall fulfil the true vision which He showed to His Messenger
() [i.e. the Prophet saw a dream that he has entered
Makkah along with his companions, having their (head) hair shaved
and cut short] in very truth. Certainly, you shall enter AlMasjidalHaram;
if Allah wills, secure, (some) having your heads shaved,
and (some) having your head hair cut short, having no fear. He
knew what you knew not, and He granted besides that a near victory.
28. He it is Who
has sent His Messenger (Muhammad )
with guidance and the religion of truth (Islam), that He
may make it (Islam) superior over all religions. And All-Sufficient
is Allah as a Witness.
29. Muhammad () is the Messenger of Allah,
and those who are with him are severe against disbelievers, and
merciful among themselves. You see them bowing and falling down
prostrate (in prayer), seeking Bounty from Allah and (His)
Good Pleasure. The mark of them (i.e. of their Faith) is on their
faces (foreheads) from the traces of (their) prostration (during
prayers). This is their description in the Taurat (Torah).
But their description in the Injeel (Gospel) is like a (sown)
seed which sends forth its shoot, then makes it strong, it then
becomes thick, and it stands straight on its stem, delighting
the sowers that He may enrage the disbelievers with them. Allah
has promised those among them who believe (i.e. all those who
follow Islamic Monotheism, the religion of Prophet Muhammad
till the Day of Resurrection)
and do righteous good deeds, forgiveness and a mighty reward (i.e.
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