1. Verily We have granted thee a manifest
2. That Allah may forgive
thee thy faults of the past and those to follow; fulfil His favour
to thee; and guide thee on the Straight Way;
3. And that Allah may
help thee with powerful help.
4. It is He Who sent
down tranquillity into the hearts of the Believers, that they may
add faith to their faith;- for to Allah belong the Forces of the
heavens and the earth; and Allah is Full of Knowledge and Wisdom;-
5. That He may admit
the men and women who believe, to Gardens beneath which rivers flow,
to dwell therein for aye, and remove their ills from them;- and
that is, in the sight of Allah, the highest achievement (for man),-
6. And that He may punish
the Hypocrites, men and women, and the Polytheists men and women,
who imagine an evil opinion of Allah. On them is a round of Evil:
the Wrath of Allah is on them: He has cursed them and got Hell ready
for them: and evil is it for a destination.
7. For to Allah belong
the Forces of the heavens and the earth; and Allah is Exalted in
Power, Full of Wisdom.
8. We have truly sent
thee as a witness, as a bringer of Glad Tidings, and as a Warner:
9. In order that ye (O
men) may believe in Allah and His Messenger, that ye may assist
and honour Him, and celebrate His praise morning and evening.
10. Verily those who
plight their fealty to thee do no less than plight their fealty
to Allah. the Hand of Allah is over their hands: then any one who
violates his oath, does so to the harm of his own soul, and any
one who fulfils what he has covenanted with Allah,- Allah will soon
grant him a great Reward.
11. The desert Arabs
who lagged behind will say to thee: "We were engaged in (looking
after) our flocks and herds, and our families: do thou then 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 His Will is to give you some loss
or to give you some profit? But Allah is well acquainted with all
that ye do.
12. "Nay, ye thought
that the Messenger and the Believers would never return to their
families; this seemed pleasing in your hearts, and ye conceived
an evil thought, for ye are a people lost (in wickedness)."
13. And if any believe
not in Allah and His Messenger, We have prepared, for those who
reject Allah, a Blazing Fire!
14. To Allah belongs
the dominion of the heavens and the earth: He forgives whom He wills,
and He punishes whom He wills: but Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most
15. Those who lagged
behind (will say), when ye (are free to) march and take booty (in
war): "Permit us to follow you." They wish to change Allah.s decree:
Say: "Not thus will ye follow us: Allah has already declared (this)
beforehand": then they will say, "But ye are jealous of us." Nay,
but little do they understand (such things).
16. Say to the desert
Arabs who lagged behind: "Ye shall be summoned (to fight) against
a people given to vehement war: then shall ye fight, or they shall
submit. Then if ye show obedience, Allah will grant you a goodly
reward, but if ye turn back as ye did before, He will punish you
with a grievous Penalty."
17. No blame is there
on the blind, nor is there blame on the lame, nor on one ill (if
he joins not the war): But he that obeys Allah and his Messenger,-
((Allah)) will admit him to Gardens beneath which rivers flow; and
he who turns back, ((Allah)) will punish him with a grievous Penalty.
18. Allah.s Good Pleasure
was on the Believers when they swore Fealty to thee under the Tree:
He knew what was in their hearts, and He sent down Tranquillity
to them; and He rewarded them with a speedy Victory;
19. And many gains will
they acquire (besides): and Allah is Exalted in Power, Full of Wisdom.
20. Allah has promised
you many gains that ye shall acquire, and He has given you these
beforehand; 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 gains
(there are), which are not within your power, but which Allah has
compassed: and Allah has power over all things.
22. If the Unbelievers
should fight you, they would certainly turn their backs; then would
they find neither protector nor helper.
23. (Such has been)
the practice (approved) of Allah already in the past: no change
wilt thou find in the practice (approved) of Allah.
24. And it is He Who
has restrained their hands from you and your hands from them in
the midst of Makka, after that He gave you the victory over them.
And Allah sees well all that ye do.
25. They are the ones
who denied Revelation and hindered you from the Sacred Mosque and
the sacrificial animals, detained from reaching their place of sacrifice.
Had there not been believing men and believing women whom ye did
not know that ye were trampling down and on whose account a crime
would have accrued to you without (your) knowledge, ((Allah) would
have allowed you to force your way, but He held back your hands)
that He may admit to His Mercy whom He will. If they had been apart,
We should certainly have punished the Unbelievers among them with
a grievous Punishment.
26. While the Unbelievers
got up in their hearts heat and cant - the heat and cant of ignorance,-
Allah sent down His Tranquillity to his Messenger and to the Believers,
and made them stick close to the command of self-restraint; and
well were they entitled to it and worthy of it. And Allah has full
knowledge of all things.
27. Truly did Allah
fulfil the vision for His Messenger. ye shall enter the Sacred Mosque,
if Allah wills, with minds secure, heads shaved, hair cut short,
and without fear. For He knew what ye knew not, and He granted,
besides this, a speedy victory.
28. It is He Who has
sent His Messenger with Guidance and the Religion of Truth, to proclaim
it over all religion: and enough is Allah for a Witness.
29. Muhammad is the
apostle of Allah. and those who are with him are strong against
Unbelievers, (but) compassionate amongst each other. Thou wilt see
them bow and prostrate themselves (in prayer), seeking Grace from
Allah and (His) Good Pleasure. On their faces are their marks, (being)
the traces of their prostration. This is their similitude in the
Taurat; and their similitude in the Gospel is: like a seed which
sends forth its blade, then makes it strong; it then becomes thick,
and it stands on its own stem, (filling) the sowers with wonder
and delight. As a result, it fills the Unbelievers with rage at
them. Allah has promised those among them who believe and do righteous
deeds forgiveness, and a great Reward.