1. A (declaration)
of immunity from Allah and His Messenger, to those of the Pagans
with whom ye have contracted mutual alliances:-
2. Go ye, then, for four
months, backwards and forwards, (as ye will), throughout the land,
but know ye that ye cannot frustrate Allah (by your falsehood) but
that Allah will cover with shame those who reject Him.
3. And an announcement
from Allah and His Messenger, to the people (assembled) on the day
of the Great Pilgrimage,- that Allah and His Messenger dissolve
(treaty) obligations with the Pagans. If then, ye repent, it were
best for you; but if ye turn away, know ye that ye cannot frustrate
Allah. And proclaim a grievous penalty to those who reject Faith.
4. (But the treaties
are) not dissolved with those Pagans with whom ye have entered into
alliance and who have not subsequently failed you in aught, nor
aided any one against you. So fulfil your engagements with them
to the end of their term: for Allah loveth the righteous.
5. But when the forbidden
months are past, then fight and slay the Pagans wherever ye find
them, an seize them, beleaguer them, and lie in wait for them in
every stratagem (of war); but if they repent, and establish regular
prayers and practise regular charity, then open the way for them:
for Allah is Oft-forgiving, Most Merciful.
6. If one amongst the
Pagans ask thee for asylum, grant it to him, so that he may hear
the word of Allah. and then escort him to where he can be secure.
That is because they are men without knowledge.
7. How can there be a
league, before Allah and His Messenger, with the Pagans, except
those with whom ye made a treaty near the sacred Mosque? As long
as these stand true to you, stand ye true to them: for Allah doth
love the righteous.
8. How (can there be
such a league), seeing that if they get an advantage over you, they
respect not in you the ties either of kinship or of covenant? With
(fair words from) their mouths they entice you, but their hearts
are averse from you; and most of them are rebellious and wicked.
9. The Signs of Allah
have they sold for a miserable price, and (many) have they hindered
from His way: evil indeed are the deeds they have done.
10. In a Believer they
respect not the ties either of kinship or of covenant! It is they
who have transgressed all bounds.
11. But (even so), if
they repent, establish regular prayers, and practise regular charity,-
they are your brethren in Faith: (thus) do We explain the Signs
in detail, for those who understand.
12. But if they violate
their oaths after their covenant, and taunt you for your Faith,-
fight ye the chiefs of Unfaith: for their oaths are nothing to them:
that thus they may be restrained.
13. Will ye not fight
people who violated their oaths, plotted to expel the Messenger,
and took the aggressive by being the first (to assault) you? Do
ye fear them? Nay, it is Allah Whom ye should more justly fear,
if ye believe!
14. Fight them, and
Allah will punish them by your hands, cover them with shame, help
you (to victory) over them, heal the breasts of Believers,
15. And still the indignation
of their hearts. For Allah will turn (in mercy) to whom He will;
and Allah is All-Knowing, All-Wise.
16. Or think ye that
ye shall be abandoned, as though Allah did not know those among
you who strive with might and main, and take none for friends and
protectors except Allah, His Messenger, and the (community of) Believers?
But Allah is well- acquainted with (all) that ye do.
17. It is not for such
as join gods with Allah, to visit or maintain the mosques of Allah
while they witness against their own souls to infidelity. The works
of such bear no fruit: In Fire shall they dwell.
18. The mosques of Allah
shall be visited and maintained by such as believe in Allah and
the Last Day, establish regular prayers, and practise regular charity,
and fear none (at all) except Allah. It is they who are expected
to be on true guidance.
19. Do ye make the giving
of drink to pilgrims, or the maintenance of the Sacred Mosque, equal
to (the pious service of) those who believe in Allah and the Last
Day, and strive with might and main in the cause of Allah. They
are not comparable in the sight of Allah. and Allah guides not those
who do wrong.
20. Those who believe,
and suffer exile and strive with might and main, in Allah.s cause,
with their goods and their persons, have the highest rank in the
sight of Allah. they are the people who will achieve (salvation).
21. Their Lord doth
give them glad tidings of a Mercy from Himself, of His good pleasure,
and of gardens for them, wherein are delights that endure:
22. They will dwell
therein for ever. Verily in Allah.s presence is a reward, the greatest
23. O ye who believe!
take not for protectors your fathers and your brothers if they love
infidelity above Faith: if any of you do so, they do wrong.
24. Say: If it be that
your fathers, your sons, your brothers, your mates, or your kindred;
the wealth that ye have gained; the commerce in which ye fear a
decline: or the dwellings in which ye delight - are dearer to you
than Allah, or His Messenger, or the striving in His cause;- then
wait until Allah brings about His decision: and Allah guides not
25. Assuredly Allah
did help you in many battle-fields and on the day of Hunain: Behold!
your great numbers elated you, but they availed you naught: the
land, for all that it is wide, did constrain you, and ye turned
back in retreat.
26. But Allah did pour
His calm on the Messenger and on the Believers, and sent down forces
which ye saw not: He punished the Unbelievers; thus doth He reward
those without Faith.
27. Again will Allah,
after this, turn (in mercy) to whom He will: for Allah is Oft- forgiving,
28. O ye who believe!
Truly the Pagans are unclean; so let them not, after this year of
theirs, approach the Sacred Mosque. And if ye fear poverty, soon
will Allah enrich you, if He wills, out of His bounty, for Allah
is All-knowing, All-wise.
29. Fight those who
believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which
hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge
the religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the People of the Book,
until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves
30. The Jews call 'Uzair
a son of Allah, and the Christians call Christ the son of Allah.
That is a saying from their mouth; (in this) they but imitate what
the unbelievers of old used to say. Allah.s curse be on them: how
they are deluded away from the Truth!
31. They take their
priests and their anchorites to be their lords in derogation of
Allah, and (they take as their Lord) Christ the son of Mary; yet
they were commanded to worship but One Allah. there is no god but
He. Praise and glory to Him: (Far is He) from having the partners
they associate (with Him).
32. Fain would they
extinguish Allah.s light with their mouths, but Allah will not allow
but that His light should be perfected, even though the Unbelievers
may detest (it).
33. It is He Who hath
sent His Messenger with guidance and the Religion of Truth, to proclaim
it over all religion, even though the Pagans may detest (it).
34. O ye who believe!
there are indeed many among the priests and anchorites, who in Falsehood
devour the substance of men and hinder (them) from the way of Allah.
And there are those who bury gold and silver and spend it not in
the way of Allah. announce unto them a most grievous penalty-
35. On the Day when
heat will be produced out of that (wealth) in the fire of Hell,
and with it will be branded their foreheads, their flanks, and their
backs, their flanks, and their backs.- "This is the (treasure) which
ye buried for yourselves: taste ye, then, the (treasures) ye buried!"
36. The number of months
in the sight of Allah is twelve (in a year)- so ordained by Him
the day He created the heavens and the earth; of them four are sacred:
that is the straight usage. So wrong not yourselves therein, and
fight the Pagans all together as they fight you all together. But
know that Allah is with those who restrain themselves.
37. Verily the transposing
(of a prohibited month) is an addition to Unbelief: the Unbelievers
are led to wrong thereby: for they make it lawful one year, and
forbidden another year, in order to adjust the number of months
forbidden by Allah and make such forbidden ones lawful. The evil
of their course seems pleasing to them. But Allah guideth not those
who reject Faith.
38. O ye who believe!
what is the matter with you, that, when ye are asked to go forth
in the cause of Allah, ye cling heavily to the earth? Do ye prefer
the life of this world to the Hereafter? But little is the comfort
of this life, as compared with the Hereafter.
39. Unless ye go forth,
He will punish you with a grievous penalty, and put others in your
place; but Him ye would not harm in the least. For Allah hath power
over all things.
40. If ye help not (your
leader), (it is no matter): for Allah did indeed help him, when
the Unbelievers drove him out: he had no more than one companion;
they two were in the cave, and he said to his companion, "Have no
fear, for Allah is with us": then Allah sent down His peace upon
him, and strengthened him with forces which ye saw not, and humbled
to the depths the word of the Unbelievers. But the word of Allah
is exalted to the heights: for Allah is Exalted in might, Wise.
41. Go ye forth, (whether
equipped) lightly or heavily, and strive and struggle, with your
goods and your persons, in the cause of Allah. That is best for
you, if ye (but) knew.
42. If there had been
immediate gain (in sight), and the journey easy, they would (all)
without doubt have followed thee, but the distance was long, (and
weighed) on them. They would indeed swear by Allah, "If we only
could, we should certainly have come out with you": They would destroy
their own souls; for Allah doth know that they are certainly lying.
43. Allah give thee
grace! why didst thou grant them until those who told the truth
were seen by thee in a clear light, and thou hadst proved the liars?
44. Those who believe
in Allah and the Last Day ask thee for no exemption from fighting
with their goods and persons. And Allah knoweth well those who do
45. Only those ask thee
for exemption who believe not in Allah and the Last Day, and whose
hearts are in doubt, so that they are tossed in their doubts to
46. If they had intended
to come out, they would certainly have made some preparation therefor;
but Allah was averse to their being sent forth; so He made them
lag behind, and they were told, "Sit ye among those who sit (inactive)."
47. If they had come
out with you, they would not have added to your (strength) but only
(made for) disorder, hurrying to and fro in your midst and sowing
sedition among you, and there would have been some among you who
would have listened to them. But Allah knoweth well those who do
48. Indeed they had
plotted sedition before, and upset matters for thee, until,- the
Truth arrived, and the Decree of Allah became manifest much to their
49. Among them is (many)
a man who says: "Grant me exemption and draw me not into trial."
Have they not fallen into trial already? and indeed Hell surrounds
the Unbelievers (on all sides).
50. If good befalls
thee, it grieves them; but if a misfortune befalls thee, they say,
"We took indeed our precautions beforehand," and they turn away
51. Say: "Nothing will
happen to us except what Allah has decreed for us: He is our protector":
and on Allah let the Believers put their trust.
52. Say: "Can you expect
for us (any fate) other than one of two glorious things- (Martyrdom
or victory)? But we can expect for you either that Allah will send
his punishment from Himself, or by our hands. So wait (expectant);
we too will wait with you."
53. Say: "Spend (for
the cause) willingly or unwillingly: not from you will it be accepted:
for ye are indeed a people rebellious and wicked."
54. The only reasons
why their contributions are not accepted are: that they reject Allah
and His Messenger. that they come to prayer without earnestness;
and that they offer contributions unwillingly.
55. Let not their wealth
nor their (following in) sons dazzle thee: in reality Allah.s plan
is to punish them with these things in this life, and that their
souls may perish in their (very) denial of Allah.
56. They swear by Allah
that they are indeed of you; but they are not of you: yet they are
afraid (to appear in their true colours).
57. If they could find
a place to flee to, or caves, or a place of concealment, they would
turn straightaway thereto, with an obstinate rush.
58. And among them are
men who slander thee in the matter of (the distribution of) the
alms: if they are given part thereof, they are pleased, but if not,
behold! they are indignant!
59. If only they had
been content with what Allah and His Messenger gave them, and had
said, "Sufficient unto us is Allah. Allah and His Messenger will
soon give us of His bounty: to Allah do we turn our hopes!" (that
would have been the right course).
60. Alms are for the
poor and the needy, and those employed to administer the (funds);
for those whose hearts have been (recently) reconciled (to Truth);
for those in bondage and in debt; in the cause of Allah. and for
the wayfarer: (thus is it) ordained by Allah, and Allah is full
of knowledge and wisdom.
61. Among them are men
who molest the Prophet and say, "He is (all) ear." Say, "He listens
to what is best for you: he believes in Allah, has faith in the
Believers, and is a Mercy to those of you who believe." But those
who molest the Messenger will have a grievous penalty.
62. To you they swear
by Allah. In order to please you: But it is more fitting that they
should please Allah and His Messenger, if they are Believers.
63. Know they not that
for those who oppose Allah and His Messenger, is the Fire of Hell?-
wherein they shall dwell. That is the supreme disgrace.
64. The Hypocrites are
afraid lest a Sura should be sent down about them, showing them
what is (really passing) in their hearts. Say: "Mock ye! But verily
Allah will bring to light all that ye fear (should be revealed).
65. If thou dost question
them, they declare (with emphasis): "We were only talking idly and
in play." Say: "Was it at Allah, and His Signs, and His Messenger,
that ye were mocking?"
66. Make ye no excuses:
ye have rejected Faith after ye had accepted it. If We pardon some
of you, We will punish others amongst you, for that they are in
67. The Hypocrites,
men and women, (have an understanding) with each other: They enjoin
evil, and forbid what is just, and are close with their hands. They
have forgotten Allah. so He hath forgotten them. Verily the Hypocrites
are rebellious and perverse.
68. Allah hath promised
the Hypocrites men and women, and the rejecters, of Faith, the fire
of Hell: Therein shall they dwell: Sufficient is it for them: for
them is the curse of Allah, and an enduring punishment,-
69. As in the case of
those before you: they were mightier than you in power, and more
flourishing in wealth and children. They had their enjoyment of
their portion: and ye have of yours, as did those before you; and
ye indulge in idle talk as they did. They!- their work are fruitless
in this world and in the Hereafter, and they will lose (all spiritual
70. Hath not the story
reached them of those before them?- the People of Noah, and 'Ad,
and Thamud; the People of Abraham, the men of Midian, and the cities
overthrown. To them came their apostles with clear signs. It is
not Allah Who wrongs them, but they wrong their own souls.
71. The Believers, men
and women, are protectors one of another: they enjoin what is just,
and forbid what is evil: they observe regular prayers, practise
regular charity, and obey Allah and His Messenger. On them will
Allah pour His mercy: for Allah is Exalted in power, Wise.
72. Allah hath promised
to Believers, men and women, gardens under which rivers flow, to
dwell therein, and beautiful mansions in gardens of everlasting
bliss. But the greatest bliss is the good pleasure of Allah. that
is the supreme felicity.
73. O Prophet! strive
hard against the unbelievers and the Hypocrites, and be firm against
them. Their abode is Hell,- an evil refuge indeed.
74. They swear by Allah
that they said nothing (evil), but indeed they uttered blasphemy,
and they did it after accepting Islam; and they meditated a plot
which they were unable to carry out: this revenge of theirs was
(their) only return for the bounty with which Allah and His Messenger
had enriched them! If they repent, it will be best for them; but
if they turn back (to their evil ways), Allah will punish them with
a grievous penalty in this life and in the Hereafter: They shall
have none on earth to protect or help them.
75. Amongst them are
men who made a covenant with Allah, that if He bestowed on them
of His bounty, they would give (largely) in charity, and be truly
amongst those who are righteous.
76. But when He did
bestow of His bounty, they became covetous, and turned back (from
their covenant), averse (from its fulfilment).
77. So He hath put as
a consequence hypocrisy into their hearts, (to last) till the Day,
whereon they shall meet Him: because they broke their covenant with
Allah, and because they lied (again and again).
78. Know they not that
Allah doth know their secret (thoughts) and their secret counsels,
and that Allah knoweth well all things unseen?
79. Those who slander
such of the believers as give themselves freely to (deeds of) charity,
as well as such as can find nothing to give except the fruits of
their labour,- and throw ridicule on them,- Allah will throw back
their ridicule on them: and they shall have a grievous penalty.
80. Whether thou ask
for their forgiveness, or not, (their sin is unforgivable): if thou
ask seventy times for their forgiveness, Allah will not forgive
them: because they have rejected Allah and His Messenger. and Allah
guideth not those who are perversely rebellious.
81. Those who were left
behind (in the Tabuk expedition) rejoiced in their inaction behind
the back of the Messenger of Allah. they hated to strive and fight,
with their goods and their persons, in the cause of Allah. they
said, "Go not forth in the heat." Say, "The fire of Hell is fiercer
in heat." If only they could understand!
82. Let them laugh a
little: much will they weep: a recompense for the (evil) that they
83. If, then, Allah
bring thee back to any of them, and they ask thy permission to come
out (with thee), say: "Never shall ye come out with me, nor fight
an enemy with me: for ye preferred to sit inactive on the first
occasion: Then sit ye (now) with those who lag behind."
84. Nor do thou ever
pray for any of them that dies, nor stand at his grave; for they
rejected Allah and His Messenger, and died in a state of perverse
85. Nor let their wealth
nor their (following in) sons dazzle thee: Allah.s plan is to punish
them with these things in this world, and that their souls may perish
in their (very) denial of Allah.
86. When a Sura comes
down, enjoining them to believe in Allah and to strive and fight
along with His Messenger, those with wealth and influence among
them ask thee for exemption, and say: "Leave us (behind): we would
be with those who sit (at home)."
87. They prefer to be
with (the women), who remain behind (at home): their hearts are
sealed and so they understand not.
88. But the Messenger,
and those who believe with him, strive and fight with their wealth
and their persons: for them are (all) good things: and it is they
who will prosper.
89. Allah hath prepared
for them gardens under which rivers flow, to dwell therein: that
is the supreme felicity.
90. And there were,
among the desert Arabs (also), men who made excuses and came to
claim exemption; and those who were false to Allah and His Messenger
(merely) sat inactive. Soon will a grievous penalty seize the Unbelievers
91. There is no blame
on those who are infirm, or ill, or who find no resources to spend
(on the cause), if they are sincere (in duty) to Allah and His Messenger.
no ground (of complaint) can there be against such as do right:
and Allah is Oft-forgiving, Most Merciful.
92. Nor (is there blame)
on those who came to thee to be provided with mounts, and when thou
saidst, "I can find no mounts for you," they turned back, their
eyes streaming with tears of grief that they had no resources wherewith
to provide the expenses.
93. The ground (of complaint)
is against such as claim exemption while they are rich. They prefer
to stay with the (women) who remain behind: Allah hath sealed their
hearts; so they know not (What they miss).
94. They will present
their excuses to you when ye return to them. Say thou: "Present
no excuses: we shall not believe you: Allah hath already informed
us of the true state of matters concerning you: It is your actions
that Allah and His Messenger will observe: in the end will ye be
brought back to Him Who knoweth what is hidden and what is open:
then will He show you the truth of all that ye did."
95. They will swear
to you by Allah, when ye return to them, that ye may leave them
alone. So leave them alone: For they are an abomination, and Hell
is their dwelling-place,-a fitting recompense for the (evil) that
96. They will swear
unto you, that ye may be pleased with them but if ye are pleased
with them, Allah is not pleased with those who disobey.
97. The Arabs of the
desert are the worst in Unbelief and hypocrisy, and most fitted
to be in ignorance of the command which Allah hath sent down to
His Messenger. But Allah is All-knowing, All-Wise.
98. Some of the desert
Arabs look upon their payments as a fine, and watch for disasters
for you: on them be the disaster of evil: for Allah is He That heareth
and knoweth (all things).
99. But some of the
desert Arabs believe in Allah and the Last Day, and look on their
payments as pious gifts bringing them nearer to Allah and obtaining
the prayers of the Messenger. Aye, indeed they bring them nearer
(to Him): soon will Allah admit them to His Mercy: for Allah is
Oft-forgiving, Most Merciful.
100. The vanguard (of
Islam)- the first of those who forsook (their homes) and of those
who gave them aid, and (also) those who follow them in (all) good
deeds,- well- pleased is Allah with them, as are they with Him:
for them hath He prepared gardens under which rivers flow, to dwell
therein for ever: that is the supreme felicity.
101. Certain of the
desert Arabs round about you are hypocrites, as well as (desert
Arabs) among the Medina folk: they are obstinate in hypocrisy: thou
knowest them not: We know them: twice shall We punish them: and
in addition shall they be sent to a grievous penalty.
102. Others (there
are who) have acknowledged their wrong-doings: they have mixed an
act that was good with another that was evil. Perhaps Allah will
turn unto them (in Mercy): for Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.
103. Of their goods,
take alms, that so thou mightest purify and sanctify them; and pray
on their behalf. Verily thy prayers are a source of security for
them: And Allah is One Who heareth and knoweth.
104. Know they not
that Allah doth accept repentance from His votaries and receives
their gifts of charity, and that Allah is verily He, the Oft-Returning,
105. And say: "Work
(righteousness): Soon will Allah observe your work, and His Messenger,
and the Believers: Soon will ye be brought back to the knower of
what is hidden and what is open: then will He show you the truth
of all that ye did."
106. There are (yet)
others, held in suspense for the command of Allah, whether He will
punish them, or turn in mercy to them: and Allah is All-Knowing,
107. And there are
those who put up a mosque by way of mischief and infidelity - to
disunite the Believers - and in preparation for one who warred against
Allah and His Messenger aforetime. They will indeed swear that their
intention is nothing but good; But Allah doth declare that they
are certainly liars.
108. Never stand thou
forth therein. There is a mosque whose foundation was laid from
the first day on piety; it is more worthy of the standing forth
(for prayer) therein. In it are men who love to be purified; and
Allah loveth those who make themselves pure.
109. Which then is
best? - he that layeth his foundation on piety to Allah and His
good pleasure? - or he that layeth his foundation on an undermined
sand-cliff ready to crumble to pieces? and it doth crumble to pieces
with him, into the fire of Hell. And Allah guideth not people that
110. The foundation
of those who so build is never free from suspicion and shakiness
in their hearts, until their hearts are cut to pieces. And Allah
is All-Knowing, Wise.
111. Allah hath purchased
of the believers their persons and their goods; for theirs (in return)
is the garden (of Paradise): they fight in His cause, and slay and
are slain: a promise binding on Him in truth, through the Law, the
Gospel, and the Qur'an: and who is more faithful to his covenant
than Allah. then rejoice in the bargain which ye have concluded:
that is the achievement supreme.
112. Those that turn
(to Allah. in repentance; that serve Him, and praise Him; that wander
in devotion to the cause of Allah,: that bow down and prostrate
themselves in prayer; that enjoin good and forbid evil; and observe
the limit set by Allah.- (These do rejoice). So proclaim the glad
tidings to the Believers.
113. It is not fitting,
for the Prophet and those who believe, that they should pray for
forgiveness for Pagans, even though they be of kin, after it is
clear to them that they are companions of the Fire.
114. And Abraham prayed
for his father's forgiveness only because of a promise he had made
to him. But when it became clear to him that he was an enemy to
Allah, he dissociated himself from him: for Abraham was most tender-hearted,
115. And Allah will
not mislead a people after He hath guided them, in order that He
may make clear to them what to fear (and avoid)- for Allah hath
knowledge of all things.
116. Unto Allah belongeth
the dominion of the heavens and the earth. He giveth life and He
taketh it. Except for Him ye have no protector nor helper.
117. Allah turned with
favour to the Prophet, the Muhajirs, and the Ansar,- who followed
him in a time of distress, after that the hearts of a part of them
had nearly swerved (from duty); but He turned to them (also): for
He is unto them Most Kind, Most Merciful.
118. (He turned in
mercy also) to the three who were left behind; (they felt guilty)
to such a degree that the earth seemed constrained to them, for
all its spaciousness, and their (very) souls seemed straitened to
them,- and they perceived that there is no fleeing from Allah (and
no refuge) but to Himself. Then He turned to them, that they might
repent: for Allah is Oft-Returning, Most Merciful.
119. O ye who believe!
Fear Allah and be with those who are true (in word and deed).
120. It was not fitting
for the people of Medina and the Bedouin Arabs of the neighbourhood,
to refuse to follow Allah.s Messenger, nor to prefer their own lives
to his: because nothing could they suffer or do, but was reckoned
to their credit as a deed of righteousness,- whether they suffered
thirst, or fatigue, or hunger, in the cause of Allah, or trod paths
to raise the ire of the Unbelievers, or received any injury whatever
from an enemy: for Allah suffereth not the reward to be lost of
those who do good;-
121. Nor could they
spend anything (for the cause) - small or great- nor cut across
a valley, but the deed is inscribed to their credit: that Allah
may requite their deed with the best (possible reward).
122. Nor should the
Believers all go forth together: if a contingent from every expedition
remained behind, they could devote themselves to studies in religion,
and admonish the people when they return to them,- that thus they
(may learn) to guard themselves (against evil).
123. O ye who believe!
fight the unbelievers who gird you about, and let them find firmness
in you: and know that Allah is with those who fear Him.
124. Whenever there cometh down a sura,
some of them say: "Which of you has had His faith increased by it?"
Yea, those who believe,- their faith is increased and they do rejoice.
125. But those in whose
hearts is a disease,- it will add doubt to their doubt, and they
will die in a state of Unbelief.
126. See they not that
they are tried every year once or twice? Yet they turn not in repentance,
and they take no heed.
127. Whenever there
cometh down a Sura, they look at each other, (saying), "Doth anyone
see you?" Then they turn aside: Allah hath turned their hearts (from
the light); for they are a people that understand not.
128. Now hath come
unto you an Messenger from amongst yourselves: it grieves him that
ye should perish: ardently anxious is he over you: to the Believers
is he most kind and merciful.
129. But if they turn
away, Say: "(Allah) sufficeth me: there is no god but He: On Him
is my trust,- He the Lord of the Throne (of Glory) Supreme!"