1. Those who reject Allah and hinder (men)
from the Path of Allah,- their deeds will Allah render astray (from
2. But those who believe
and work deeds of righteousness, and believe in the (Revelation)
sent down to Muhammad - for it is the Truth from their Lord,- He
will remove from them their ills and improve their condition.
3. This because those
who reject Allah follow vanities, while those who believe follow
the Truth from their Lord: Thus does Allah set forth for men their
lessons by similitudes.
4. Therefore, when ye
meet the Unbelievers (in fight), smite at their necks; At length,
when ye have thoroughly subdued them, bind a bond firmly (on them):
thereafter (is the time for) either generosity or ransom: Until
the war lays down its burdens. Thus (are ye commanded): but if it
had been Allah.s Will, He could certainly have exacted retribution
from them (Himself); but (He lets you fight) in order to test you,
some with others. But those who are slain in the Way of Allah,-
He will never let their deeds be lost.
5. Soon will He guide
them and improve their condition,
6. And admit them to
the Garden which He has announced for them.
7. O ye who believe!
If ye will aid (the cause of) Allah, He will aid you, and plant
your feet firmly.
8. But those who reject
((Allah)),- for them is destruction, and ((Allah)) will render their
deeds astray (from their mark).
9. That is because they
hate the Revelation of Allah. so He has made their deeds fruitless.
10. Do they not travel
through the earth, and see what was the End of those before them
(who did evil)? Allah brought utter destruction on them, and similar
(fates await) those who reject Allah.
11. That is because
Allah is the Protector of those who believe, but those who reject
Allah have no protector.
12. Verily Allah will
admit those who believe and do righteous deeds, to Gardens beneath
which rivers flow; while those who reject Allah will enjoy (this
world) and eat as cattle eat; and the Fire will be their abode.
13. And how many cities,
with more power than thy city which has driven thee out, have We
destroyed (for their sins)? and there was none to aid them.
14. Is then one who
is on a clear (Path) from his Lord, no better than one to whom the
evil of his conduct seems pleasing, and such as follow their own
15. (Here is) a Parable
of the Garden which the righteous are promised: in it are rivers
of water incorruptible; rivers of milk of which the taste never
changes; rivers of wine, a joy to those who drink; and rivers of
honey pure and clear. In it there are for them all kinds of fruits;
and Grace from their Lord. (Can those in such Bliss) be compared
to such as shall dwell for ever in the Fire, and be given, to drink,
boiling water, so that it cuts up their bowels (to pieces)?
16. And among them are
men who listen to thee, but in the end, when they go out from thee,
they say to those who have received Knowledge, "What is it he said
just then?" Such are men whose hearts Allah has sealed, and who
follow their own lusts.
17. But to those who
receive Guidance, He increases the (light of) Guidance, and bestows
on them their Piety and Restraint (from evil).
18. Do they then only
wait for the Hour,- that it should come on them of a sudden? But
already have come some tokens thereof, and when it (actually) is
on them, how can they benefit then by their admonition?
19. Know, therefore,
that there is no god but Allah, and ask forgiveness for thy fault,
and for the men and women who believe: for Allah knows how ye move
about and how ye dwell in your homes.
20. Those who believe
say, "Why is not a sura sent down (for us)?" But when a sura of
basic or categorical meaning is revealed, and fighting is mentioned
therein, thou wilt see those in whose hearts is a disease looking
at thee with a look of one in swoon at the approach of death. But
more fitting for them-
21. Were it to obey
and say what is just, and when a matter is resolved on, it were
best for them if they were true to Allah.
22. Then, is it to be
expected of you, if ye were put in authority, that ye will do mischief
in the land, and break your ties of kith and kin?
23. Such are the men
whom Allah has cursed for He has made them deaf and blinded their
24. Do they not then
earnestly seek to understand the Qur'an, or are their hearts locked
up by them?
25. Those who turn back
as apostates after Guidance was clearly shown to them,- the Evil
One has instigated them and busied them up with false hopes.
26. This, because they
said to those who hate what Allah has revealed, "We will obey you
in part of (this) matter"; but Allah knows their (inner) secrets.
27. But how (will it
be) when the angels take their souls at death, and smite their faces
and their backs?
28. This because they
followed that which called forth the Wrath of Allah, and they hated
Allah.s good pleasure; so He made their deeds of no effect.
29. Or do those in whose
hearts is a disease, think that Allah will not bring to light all
30. Had We so wiled,
We could have shown them up to thee, and thou shouldst have known
them by their marks: but surely thou wilt know them by the tone
of their speech! And Allah knows all that ye do.
31. And We shall try
you until We test those among you who strive their utmost and persevere
in patience; and We shall try your reported (mettle).
32. Those who reject
Allah, hinder (men) from the Path of Allah, and resist the Messenger,
after Guidance has been clearly shown to them, will not injure Allah
in the least, but He will make their deeds of no effect.
33. O ye who believe!
Obey Allah, and obey the apostle, and make not vain your deeds!
34. Those who reject
Allah, and hinder (men) from the Path of Allah, then die rejecting
Allah,- Allah will not forgive them.
35. Be not weary and
faint-hearted, crying for peace, when ye should be uppermost: for
Allah is with you, and will never put you in loss for your (good)
36. The life of this
world is but play and amusement: and if ye believe and guard against
Evil, He will grant you your recompense, and will not ask you (to
give up) your possessions.
37. If He were to ask
you for all of them, and press you, ye would covetously withhold,
and He would bring out all your ill-feeling.
38. Behold, ye are those
invited to spend (of your substance) in the Way of Allah. But among
you are some that are niggardly. But any who are niggardly are so
at the expense of their own souls. But Allah is free of all wants,
and it is ye that are needy. If ye turn back (from the Path), He
will substitute in your stead another people; then they would not
be like you!