003.001 Alim. Lam. Mim.
003.002 Allah! There is no God save Him, the Alive, the Eternal.
003.003 He hath revealed unto thee (Muhammad) the Scripture with truth, confirming
that which was (revealed) before it, even as He revealed the Torah and the Gospel.
003.004 Aforetime, for a guidance to mankind; and hath revealed the Criterion (of
right and wrong). Lo! those who disbelieve the revelations of Allah, theirs will be a
heavy doom. Allah is Mighty, Able to Requite (the wrong).
003.005 Lo! nothing in the earth or in the heavens is hidden from Allah.
003.006 He it is Who fashioneth you in the wombs as pleaseth Him. There is no God
save Him, the Almighty, the Wise.
003.007 He it is Who hath revealed unto thee (Muhammad) the Scripture wherein are
clear revelations - they are the substance of the Book - and others (which are)
allegorical. But those in whose hearts is doubt pursue, forsooth, that which is
allegorical seeking (to cause) dissension by seeking to explain it. None knoweth its
explanation save Allah. And those who are of sound instruction say: We believe
therein; the whole is from our Lord; but only men of understanding really heed.
003.008 Our Lord! Cause not our hearts to stray after Thou hast guided us, and
bestow upon us mercy from Thy Presence. Lo! Thou, only Thou, art the Bestower.
003.009 Our Lord! Lo! it is Thou Who gatherest mankind together to a Day of which
there is no doubt. Lo! Allah faileth not to keep the tryst.
003.010 (On that Day) neither the riches nor the progeny of those who disbelieve will
aught avail them with Allah. They will be fuel for Fire.
003.011 Like Pharaoh's folk and those who were before them, they disbelieved Our
revelations and so Allah seized them for their sins. And Allah is severe in
003.012 Say (O Muhammad) unto those who disbelieve: Ye shall be overcome and
gathered unto Hell, an evil resting-place.
003.013 There was a token for you in two hosts which met: one army fighting in the
way of Allah, and another disbelieving, whom they saw as twice their number,
clearly, with their very eyes. Thus Allah strengtheneth with His succour whom He
will. Lo! herein verily is a lesson for those who have eyes.
003.014 Beautified for mankind is love of the joys (that come) from women and
offspring; and stored-up heaps of gold and silver, and horses branded (with their
mark), and cattle and land. That is comfort of the life of the world. Allah! With Him
is a more excellent abode.
003.015 Say: Shall I inform you of something better than that ? For those who keep
from evil, with their Lord, are Gardens underneath which rivers flow wherein they
will abide, and pure companions, and contentment from Allah. Allah is Seer of His
003.016 Those who say: Our Lord! Lo! we believe. So forgive us our sins and guard
us from the punishment of Fire;
003.017 The steadfast, and the truthful, and the obedient, those who spend (and hoard
not), those who pray for pardon in the watches of the night.
003.018 Allah (Himself) is Witness that there is no God save Him. And the angels
and the men of learning (too are witness). Maintaining His creation in justice, there is
no God save Him the Almighty, the Wise.
003.019 Lo! religion with Allah (is) the Surrender (to His Will and Guidance). Those
who (formerly) received the Scripture differed only after knowledge came unto them,
through transgression among themselves. Whoso disbelieveth the revelations of Allah
(will find that) lo! Allah is swift at reckoning.
003.020 And if they argue with thee, (O Muhammad), say: I have surrendered my
purpose to Allah and (so have) those who follow me. And say unto those who have
received the Scripture and those who read not: Have ye (too) surrendered ? If they
surrender, then truly they are rightly guided, and if they turn away, then it is thy duty
only to convey the message (unto them). Allah is Seer of (His) bondmen.
003.021 Lo! those who disbelieve the revelations of Allah, and slay the prophets
wrongfully, and slay those of mankind who enjoin equity: promise them a painful
003.022 Those are they whose works have failed in the world and the Hereafter; and
they have no helpers.
003.023 Hast thou not seen how those who have received a portion of the Scripture
invoke the Scripture of Allah (in their disputes) that it may judge between them; then
a faction of them turn away, being opposed (to it) ?
003.024 That is because they say: The Fire will not touch us save for a certain number
of days. That which they used to invent hath deceived them regarding their religion.
003.025 How (will it be with them) when We have brought them all together to a Day
of which there is no doubt, when every soul will be paid in full what it hath earned,
and they will not be wronged.
003.026 Say: O Allah! Owner of Sovereignty! Thou givest sovereignty unto whom
Thou wilt, and Thou withdrawest sovereignty from whom Thou wilt. Thou exaltest
whom Thou wilt, and Thou abasest whom Thou wilt. In Thy hand is the good. Lo!
Thou art Able to do all things.
003.027 Thou causest the night to pass into the day, and Thou causest the day to pass
into the night. And Thou bringest forth the living from the dead, and Thou bringest
forth the dead from the living. And Thou givest sustenance to whom Thou choosest,
003.028 Let not the believers take disbelievers for their friends in preference to
believers. Whoso doeth that hath no connection with Allah unless (it be) that ye but
guard yourselves against them, taking (as it were) security. Allah biddeth you beware
(only) of Himself. Unto Allah is the journeying.
003.029 Say, (O Muhammad): Whether ye hide that which is in your breasts or reveal
it, Allah knoweth it. He knoweth that which is in the heavens and that which is in the
earth, and Allah is Able to do all things.
003.030 On the Day when every soul will find itself confronted with all that it hath
done of good and all that it hath done of evil (every soul) will long that there might be
a mighty space of distance between it and that (evil). Allah biddeth you beware of
Him. And Allah is Full of Pity for (His) bondmen.
003.031 Say, (O Muhammad, to mankind): If ye love Allah, follow me; Allah will
love you and forgive you your sins. Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.
003.032 Say: Obey Allah and the messenger. But if they turn away, lo! Allah loveth
not the disbelievers (in His guidance).
003.033 Lo! Allah preferred Adam and Noah and the Family of Abraham and the
Family of 'Imran above (all His) creatures.
003.034 They were descendants one of another. Allah is Hearer, Knower.
003.035 (Remember) when the wife of 'Imran said: My Lord! I have vowed unto
Thee that which is in my belly as a consecrated (offering). Accept it from me. Lo!
Thou, only Thou, art the Hearer, the Knower!
003.036 And when she was delivered she said: My Lord! Lo! I am delivered of a
female - Allah knew best of what she was delivered - the male is not as the female;
and lo! I have named her Mary, and lo! I crave Thy protection for her and for her
offspring from Satan the outcast.
003.037 And her Lord accepted her with full acceptance and vouchsafed to her a
goodly growth; and made Zachariah her guardian. Whenever Zachariah went into the
sanctuary where she was, he found that she had food. He said: O Mary! Whence
cometh unto thee this (food) ? She answered: It is from Allah. Allah giveth without
stint to whom He will.
003.038 Then Zachariah prayed unto his Lord and said: My Lord! Bestow upon me of
Thy bounty goodly offspring. Lo! Thou art the Hearer of Prayer.
003.039 And the angels called to him as he stood praying in the sanctuary: Allah
giveth thee glad tidings of (a son whose name is) John, (who cometh) to confirm a
word from Allah lordly, chaste, a prophet of the righteous.
003.040 He said: My Lord! How can I have a son when age hath overtaken me
already and my wife is barren ? (The angel) answered: So (it will be). Allah doeth
what He will.
003.041 He said: My Lord! Appoint a token for me. (The angel) said: The token unto
thee (shall be) that thou shalt not speak unto mankind three days except by signs.
Remember thy Lord much, and praise (Him) in the early hours of night and morning.
003.042 And when the angels said: O Mary! Lo! Allah hath chosen thee and made
thee pure, and hath preferred thee above (all) the women of creation.
003.043 O Mary! Be obedient to thy Lord, prostrate thyself and bow with those who
bow (in worship).
003.044 This is of the tidings of things hidden. We reveal it unto thee (Muhammad).
Thou wast not present with them when they threw their pens (to know) which of them
should be the guardian of Mary, nor wast thou present with them when they
003.045 (And remember) when the angels said: O Mary! Lo! Allah giveth thee glad
tidings of a word from him, whose name is the Messiah, Jesus, son of Mary,
illustrious in the world and the Hereafter, and one of those brought near (unto Allah).
003.046 He will speak unto mankind in his cradle and in his manhood, and he is of
003.047 She said: My Lord! How can I have a child when no mortal hath touched me
? He said: So (it will be). Allah createth what He will. If He decreeth a thing, He saith
unto it only: Be! and it is.
003.048 And He will teach him the Scripture and wisdom, and the Torah and the
003.049 And will make him a messenger unto the Children of Israel, (saying): Lo! I
come unto you with a sign from your Lord. Lo! I fashion for you out of clay the
likeness of a bird, and I breathe into it and it is a bird, by Allah's leave. I heal him
who was born blind, and the leper, and I raise the dead, by Allah's leave. And I
announce unto you what ye eat and what ye store up in your houses. Lo! herein verily
is a portent for you, if ye are to be believers.
003.050 And (I come) confirming that which was before me of the Torah, and to
make lawful some of that which was forbidden unto you. I come unto you with a sign
from your Lord, so keep your duty to Allah and obey me.
003.051 Lo! Allah is my Lord and your Lord, so worship Him. That is a straight path.
003.052 But when Jesus became conscious of their disbelief, he cried: Who will be
my helpers in the cause of Allah ? The disciples said: We will be Allah's helpers. We
believe in Allah, and bear thou witness that we have surrendered (unto Him).
003.053 Our Lord! We believe in that which Thou hast revealed and we follow him
whom Thou hast sent. Enrol us among those who witness (to the truth).
003.054 And they (the disbelievers) schemed, and Allah schemed (against them): and
Allah is the best of schemers.
003.055 (And remember) when Allah said: O Jesus! Lo! I am gathering thee and
causing thee to ascend unto Me, and am cleansing thee of those who disbelieve and
am setting those who follow thee above those who disbelieve until the Day of
Resurrection. Then unto Me ye will (all) return, and I shall judge between you as to
that wherein ye used to differ.
003.056 As for those who disbelieve I shall chastise them with a heavy chastisement
in the world and the Hereafter; and they will have no helpers.
003.057 And as for those who believe and do good works, He will pay them their
wages in full. Allah loveth not wrong-doers.
003.058 This (which) We recite unto thee is a revelation and a wise reminder.
003.059 Lo! the likeness of Jesus with Allah is as the likeness of Adam. He created
him of dust, then He said unto him: Be! and he is.
003.060 (This is) the truth from thy Lord (O Muhammad), so be not thou of those
003.061 And whoso disputeth with thee concerning him, after the knowledge which
hath come unto thee, say (unto him): Come! We will summon our sons and your sons,
and our women and your women, and ourselves and yourselves, then we will pray
humbly (to our Lord) and (solemnly) invoke the curse of Allah upon those who lie.
003.062 Lo! This verily is the true narrative. There is no God save Allah, and lo!
Allah, He verily is, is the Mighty, the Wise.
003.063 And if they turn away, then lo! Allah is Aware of (who are) the corrupters.
003.064 Say: O People of the Scripture! Come to an agreement between us and you:
that we shall worship none but Allah, and that we shall ascribe no partner unto Him,
and that none of us shall take others for lords beside Allah. And if they turn away,
then say: Bear witness that we are they who have surrendered (unto Him).
003.065 O People of the Scripture! Why will ye argue about Abraham, when the
Torah and the Gospel were not revealed till after him ? Have ye then no sense ?
003.066 Lo! ye are those who argue about that whereof ye have some knowledge:
Why then argue ye concerning that whereof ye have no knowledge ? Allah knoweth.
Ye know not.
003.067 Abraham was not a Jew, nor yet a Christian; but he was an upright man who
had surrendered (to Allah), and he was not of the idolaters.
003.068 Lo! those of mankind who have the best claim to Abraham are those who
followed him, and this Prophet and those who believe (with him); and Allah is the
Protecting Guardian of the believers.
003.069 A party of the People of the Scripture long to make you go astray; and they
make none to go astray except themselves, but they perceive not.
003.070 O People of the Scripture! Why disbelieve ye in the revelations of Allah,
when ye (yourselves) bear witness (to their truth) ?
003.071 O People of the Scripture! Why confound ye truth with falsehood and
knowingly conceal the truth ?
003.072 And a party of the People of the Scripture say: Believe in that which hath
been revealed unto those who believe at the opening of the day, and disbelieve at the
end thereof, in order that they may return;
003.073 And believe not save in one who followeth your religion - Say (O
Muhammad): Lo! the guidance is Allah's Guidance - that anyone is given the like of
that which was given unto you or that they may argue with you in the presence of
their Lord. Say (O Muhammad): Lo! the bounty is in Allah's hand. He bestoweth it on
whom He will. Allah is All-Embracing, All-Knowing.
003.074 He selecteth for His mercy whom He will. Allah is of Infinite Bounty.
003.075 Among the People of the Scripture there is he who, if thou trust him with a
weight of treasure, will return it to thee. And among them there is he who, if thou
trust him with a piece of gold, will not return it to thee unless thou keep standing over
him. That is because they say: We have no duty to the Gentiles. They speak a lie
concerning Allah knowingly.
003.076 Nay, but (the chosen of Allah is) he who fulfilleth his pledge and wardeth off
(evil); for lo! Allah loveth those who ward off (evil).
003.077 Lo! those who purchase a small gain at the cost of Allah's covenant and their
oaths, they have no portion in the Hereafter. Allah will neither speak to them nor look
upon them on the Day of Resurrection, nor will He make them grow. Theirs will be a
003.078 And lo! there is a party of them who distort the Scripture with their tongues,
that ye may think that what they say is from the Scripture, when it is not from the
Scripture. And they say: It is from Allah, when it is not from Allah; and they speak a
lie concerning Allah knowingly.
003.079 It is not (possible) for any human being unto whom Allah had given the
Scripture and wisdom and the prophethood that he should afterwards have said unto
mankind: Be slaves of me instead of Allah; but (what he said was): Be ye faithful
servants of the Lord by virtue of your constant teaching of the Scripture and of your
constant study thereof.
003.080 And he commanded you not that ye should take the angels and the prophets
for lords. Would he command you to disbelieve after ye had surrendered (to Allah) ?
003.081 When Allah made (His) covenant with the prophets, (He said): Behold that
which I have given you of the Scripture and knowledge. And afterward there will
come unto you a messenger, confirming that which ye possess. Ye shall believe in
him and ye shall help him. He said: Do ye agree, and will ye take up My burden
(which I lay upon you) in this (matter) ? They answered: We agree. He said: Then
bear ye witness. I will be a witness with you.
003.082 Then whosoever after this shall turn away: they will be miscreants.
003.083 Seek they other than the religion of Allah, when unto Him submitteth
whosoever is in the heavens and the earth, willingly or unwillingly, and unto Him
they will be returned.
003.084 Say (O Muhammad): We believe in Allah and that which is revealed unto us
and that which was revealed unto Abraham and Ishmael and Isaac and Jacob and the
tribes, and that which was vouchsafed unto Moses and Jesus and the prophets from
their Lord. We make no distinction between any of them, and unto Him we have
003.085 And whoso seeketh as religion other than the Surrender (to Allah) it will not
be accepted from him, and he will be a loser in the Hereafter.
003.086 How shall Allah guide a people who disbelieved after their belief and (after)
they bore witness that the messenger is true and after clear proofs (of Allah's
Sovereignty) had come unto them. And Allah guideth not wrongdoing folk.
003.087 As for such, their guerdon is that on them rests the curse of Allah and of
angels and of men combined.
003.088 They will abide therein. Their doom will not be lightened, neither will they
003.089 Save those who afterward repent and do right. Lo! Allah is Forgiving,
003.090 Lo! those who disbelieve after their (profession of) belief, and afterward
grow violent in disbelief: their repentance will not be accepted. And such are those
who are astray.
003.091 Lo! those who disbelieve, and die in disbelief, the (whole) earth full of gold
would not be accepted from such an one if it were offered as a ransom (for his soul).
Theirs will be a painful doom and they will have no helpers.
003.092 Ye will not attain unto piety until ye spend of that which ye love. And
whatsoever ye spend, Allah is Aware thereof.
003.093 All food was lawful unto the Children of Israel, save that which Israel
forbade himself, (in days) before the Torah was revealed. Say: Produce the Torah and
read it (unto us) if ye are truthful.
003.094 And whoever shall invent a falsehood after that concerning Allah, such will
003.095 Say: Allah speaketh truth. So follow the religion of Abraham, the upright. He
was not of the idolaters.
003.096 Lo! the first Sanctuary appointed for mankind was that at Becca, a blessed
place, a guidance to the peoples;
003.097 Wherein are plain memorials (of Allah's guidance); the place where
Abraham stood up to pray; and whosoever entereth it is safe. And pilgrimage to the
House is a duty unto Allah for mankind, for him who can find a way thither. As for
him who disbelieveth, (let him know that) lo! Allah is Independent of (all) creatures.
003.098 Say: O People of the Scripture! Why disbelieve ye in the revelations of
Allah, when Allah (Himself) is Witness of what ye do ?
003.099 Say: O People of the Scripture! Why drive ye back believers from the way of
Allah, seeking to make it crooked, when ye are witnesses (to Allah's guidance) ?
Allah is not unaware of what ye do.
003.100 O ye who believe! If ye obey a party of those who have received the
Scripture they will make you disbelievers after your belief.
003.101 How can ye disbelieve, when it is ye unto whom Allah's revelations are
recited, and His messenger is in your midst ? He who holdeth fast to Allah, he indeed
is guided unto a right path.
003.102 O ye who believe! Observe your duty to Allah with right observance, and die
not save as those who have surrendered (unto Him)
003.103 And hold fast, all of you together, to the cable of Allah, and do not separate.
And remember Allah's favour unto you: How ye were enemies and He made
friendship between your hearts so that ye became as brothers by His grace; and (how)
ye were upon the brink of an abyss of fire, and He did save you from it. Thus Allah
maketh clear His revelations unto you, that haply ye may be guided,
003.104 And there may spring from you a nation who invite to goodness, and enjoin
right conduct and forbid indecency. Such are they who are successful.
003.105 And be ye not as those who separated and disputed after the clear proofs had
come unto them. For such there is an awful doom,
003.106 On the Day when (some) faces will be whitened and (some) faces will be
blackened; and as for those whose faces have been blackened, it will be said unto
them: Disbelieved ye after your (profession of) belief ? Then taste the punishment for
that ye disbelieved.
003.107 And as for those whose faces have been whitened, in the mercy of Allah they
dwell for ever.
003.108 These are revelations of Allah. We recite them unto thee in truth. Allah
willeth no injustice to (His) creatures.
003.109 Unto Allah belongeth whatsoever is in the heavens and whatsoever is in the
earth; and unto Allah all things are returned.
003.110 Ye are the best community that hath been raised up for mankind. Ye enjoin
right conduct and forbid indecency; and ye believe in Allah. And if the People of the
Scripture had believed it had been better for them. Some of them are believers; but
most of them are evil-livers.
003.111 They will not harm you save a trifling hurt, and if they fight against you they
will turn and flee. And afterward they will not be helped.
003.112 Ignominy shall be their portion wheresoever they are found save (where they
grasp) a rope from Allah and a rope from men. They have incurred anger from their
Lord, and wretchedness is laid upon them. That is because they used to disbelieve the
revelations of Allah, and slew the prophets wrongfully. That is because they were
rebellious and used to transgress.
003.113 They are not all alike. Of the People of the Scripture there is a staunch
community who recite the revelations of Allah in the night season, falling prostrate
003.114 They believe in Allah and the Last Day, and enjoin right conduct and forbid
indecency, and vie one with another in good works. These are of the righteous.
003.115 And whatever good they do, they will not be denied the meed thereof. Allah
is Aware of those who ward off (evil).
003.116 Lo! the riches and the progeny of those who disbelieve will not avail them
aught against Allah; and such are rightful owners of the Fire. They will abide therein.
003.117 The likeness of that which they spend in this life of the world is as the
likeness of a biting, icy wind which smiteth the harvest of a people who have
wronged themselves, and devastateth it. Allah wronged them not, but they do wrong
003.118 O ye who believe! Take not for intimates others than your own folk, who
would spare no pains to ruin you; they love to hamper you. Hatred is revealed by (the
utterance of) their mouths, but that which their breasts hide is greater. We have made
plain for you the revelations if ye will understand.
003.119 Lo! ye are those who love them though they love you not, and ye believe in
all the Scripture. When they fall in with you they say: We believe; but when they go
apart they bite their finger-tips at you, for rage. Say: Perish in your rage! Lo! Allah is
Aware of what is hidden in (your) breasts.
003.120 If a lucky chance befall you, it is evil unto them, and if disaster strike you
they rejoice thereat. But if ye persevere and keep from evil their guile will never harm
you. Lo! Allah is Surrounding what they do.
003.121 And when thou settedst forth at daybreak from thy housefolk to assign to the
believers their positions for the battle, Allah was Hearer, Knower.
003.122 When two parties of you almost fell away, and Allah was their Protecting
Friend. In Allah let believers put their trust.
003.123 Allah had already given you the victory at Badr, when ye were contemptible.
So observe your duty to Allah in order that ye may be thankful.
003.124 When thou didst say unto the believers: Is it not sufficient for you that your
Lord should support you with three thousand angels sent down (to your help) ?
003.125 Nay, but if ye persevere, and keep from evil, and (the enemy) attack you
suddenly, your Lord will help you with five thousand angels sweeping on.
003.126 Allah ordained this only as a message of good cheer for you, and that thereby
your hearts might be at rest - Victory cometh only from Allah, the Mighty, the Wise -
003.127 That He may cut off a part of those who disbelieve, or overwhelm them so
that they retire, frustrated.
003.128 It is no concern at all of thee (Muhammad) whether He relent toward them or
punish them; for they are evil-doers.
003.129 Unto Allah belongeth whatsoever is in the heavens and whatsoever is in the
earth. He forgiveth whom He will, and punisheth whom He will. Allah is Forgiving,
003.130 O ye who believe! Devour not usury, doubling and quadrupling (the sum
lent). Observe your duty to Allah, that ye may be successful.
003.131 And ward off (from yourselves) the Fire prepared for disbelievers.
003.132 And obey Allah and the messenger, that ye may find mercy.
003.133 And vie one with another for forgiveness from your Lord, and for a paradise
as wide as are the heavens and the earth, prepared for those who ward off (evil);
003.134 Those who spend (of that which Allah hath given them) in ease and in
adversity, those who control their wrath and are forgiving toward mankind; Allah
loveth the good;
003.135 And those who, when they do an evil thing or wrong themselves, remember
Allah and implore forgiveness for their sins - Who forgiveth sins save Allah only ? -
and will not knowingly repeat (the wrong) they did.
003.136 The reward of such will be forgiveness from their Lord, and Gardens
underneath which rivers flow, wherein they will abide for ever - a bountiful reward
003.137 Systems have passed away before you. Do but travel in the land and see the
nature of the consequence for those who did deny (the messengers).
003.138 This is a declaration for mankind, a guidance and an admonition unto those
who ward off (evil)
003.139 Faint not nor grieve, for ye will overcome them if ye are (indeed) believers.
003.140 If ye have received a blow, the (disbelieving) people have received a blow
the like thereof. These are (only) the vicissitudes which We cause to follow one
another for mankind, to the end that Allah may know those who believe and may
choose witnesses from among you; and Allah loveth not wrong-doers.
003.141 And that Allah may prove those who believe, and may blight the
003.142 Or deemed ye that ye would enter paradise while yet Allah knoweth not
those of you who really strive, nor knoweth those (of you) who are steadfast ?
003.143 And verily ye used to wish for death before ye met it (in the field). Now ye
have seen it with your eyes!
003.144 Muhammad is but a messenger, messengers (the like of whom) have passed
away before him. Will it be that, when he dieth or is slain, ye will turn back on your
heels ? He who turneth back on his heels doth no hurt to Allah, and Allah will reward
003.145 No soul can ever die except by Allah's leave and at a term appointed. Whoso
desireth the reward of the world, We bestow on him thereof; and whoso desireth the
reward of the Hereafter, We bestow on him thereof. We shall reward the thankful.
003.146 And with how many a prophet have there been a number of devoted men
who fought (beside him). They quailed not for aught that befell them in the way of
Allah, nor did they weaken, nor were they brought low. Allah loveth the steadfast.
003.147 Their cry was only that they said: Our Lord! forgive us for our sins and
wasted efforts, make our foothold sure, and give us victory over the disbelieving folk.
003.148 So Allah gave them the reward of the world and the good reward of the
Hereafter. Allah loveth those whose deeds are good.
003.149 O ye who believe! if ye obey those who disbelieve, they will make you turn
back on your heels, and ye turn back as losers.
003.150 But Allah is your Protector, and He is the Best of Helpers.
003.151 We shall cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve because they
ascribe unto Allah partners, for which no warrant hath been revealed. Their habitation
is the Fire, and hapless the abode of the wrong-doers.
003.152 Allah verily made good His promise unto you when ye routed them by His
leave, until (the moment) when your courage failed you, and ye disagreed about the
order and ye disobeyed, after He had shown you that for which ye long. Some of you
desired the world, and some of you desired the Hereafter. Therefore He made you flee
from them, that He might try you. Yet now He hath forgiven you. Allah is a Lord of
Kindness to believers.
003.153 When ye climbed (the hill) and paid no heed to anyone, while the messenger,
in your rear, was calling you (to fight). Therefor He rewarded you grief for (his) grief,
that (He might teach) you not to sorrow either for that which ye missed or for that
which befell you. Allah is Informed of what ye do.
003.154 Then, after grief, He sent down security for you. As slumber did it overcome
a party of you, while (the other) party, who were anxious on their own account,
thought wrongly of Allah, the thought of ignorance. They said: Have we any part in
the cause ? Say (O Muhammad): The cause belongeth wholly to Allah. They hide
within themselves (a thought) which they reveal not unto thee, saying: Had we had
any part in the cause we should not have been slain here. Say: Even though ye had
been in your houses, those appointed to be slain would have gone forth to the places
where they were to lie. (All this hath been) in order that Allah might try what is in
your breasts and prove what is in your hearts. Allah is Aware of what is hidden in the
breasts (of men).
003.155 Lo! those of you who turned back on the day when the two hosts met, Satan
alone it was who caused them to backslide, because of some of that which they have
earned. Now Allah hath forgiven them. Lo! Allah is Forgiving, Clement.
003.156 O ye who believe! Be not as those who disbelieved and said of their brethren
who went abroad in the land or were fighting in the field: If they had been (here) with
us they would not have died or been killed: that Allah may make it anguish in their
hearts. Allah giveth life and causeth death; and Allah is Seer of what ye do.
003.157 And what though ye be slain in Allah's way or die therein ? Surely pardon
from Allah and mercy are better than all that they amass.
003.158 What though ye be slain or die, when unto Allah ye are gathered ?
003.159 It was by the mercy of Allah that thou wast lenient with them (O
Muhammad), for if thou hadst been stern and fierce of heart they would have
dispersed from round about thee. So pardon them and ask forgiveness for them and
consult with them upon the conduct of affairs. And when thou art resolved, then put
thy trust in Allah. Lo! Allah loveth those who put their trust (in Him).
003.160 If Allah is your helper none can overcome you, and if He withdraw His help
from you, who is there who can help you after Him ? In Allah let believers put their
003.161 It is not for any prophet to embezzle. Whoso embezzleth will bring what he
embezzled with him on the Day of Resurrection. Then every soul will be paid in full
what it hath earned; and they will not be wronged.
003.162 Is one who followeth the pleasure of Allah as one who hath earned
condemnation from Allah, whose habitation is the Fire, a hapless journey's end ?
003.163 There are degrees (of grace and reprobation) with Allah, and Allah is Seer of
what they do.
003.164 Allah verily hath shown grace to the believers by sending unto them a
messenger of their own who reciteth unto them His revelations, and causeth them to
grow, and teacheth them the Scripture and wisdom; although before (he came to
them) they were in flagrant error.
003.165 And was it so, when a disaster smote you, though ye had smitten (them with
a disaster) twice (as great), that ye said: How is this ? Say (unto them, O
Muhammad): It is from yourselves. Lo! Allah is Able to do all things.
003.166 That which befell you, on the day when the two armies met, was by
permission of Allah; that He might know the true believers;
003.167 And that He might know the hypocrites, unto whom it was said: Come, fight
in the way of Allah, or defend yourselves. They answered: If we knew aught of
fighting we would follow you. On that day they were nearer disbelief than faith. They
utter with their mouths a thing which is not in their hearts. Allah is Best Aware of
what they hide.
003.168 Those who, while they sat at home, said of their brethren (who were fighting
for the cause of Allah): If they had been guided by us they would not have been slain.
Say (unto them, O Muhammad): Then avert death from yourselves if ye are truthful.
003.169 Think not of those, who are slain in the way of Allah, as dead. Nay, they are
living. With their Lord they have provision.
003.170 Jubilant (are they) because of that which Allah hath bestowed upon them of
His bounty, rejoicing for the sake of those who have not joined them but are left
behind: That there shall no fear come upon them neither shall they grieve.
003.171 They rejoice because of favour from Allah and kindness, and that Allah
wasteth not the wage of the believers.
003.172 As for those who heard the call of Allah and His messenger after the harm
befell them (in the fight); for such of them as do right and ward off (evil), there is
003.173 Those unto whom men said: Lo! the people have gathered against you,
therefor fear them. (The threat of danger) but increased the faith of them and they
cried: Allah is Sufficient for us! Most Excellent is He in Whom we trust!
003.174 So they returned with grace and favour from Allah, and no harm touched
them. They followed the good pleasure of Allah, and Allah is of Infinite Bounty.
003.175 It is only the devil who would make (men) fear his partisans. Fear them not;
fear Me, if ye are true believers.
003.176 Let not their conduct grieve thee, who run easily to disbelief, for lo! they
injure Allah not at all. It is Allah's Will to assign them no portion in the Hereafter, and
theirs will be an awful doom.
003.177 Those who purchase disbelief at the price of faith harm Allah not at all, but
theirs will be a painful doom.
003.178 And let not those who disbelieve imagine that the rein We give them bodeth
good unto their souls. We only give them rein that they may grow in sinfulness. And
theirs will be a shameful doom.
003.179 It is not (the purpose) of Allah to leave you in your present state till He shall
separate the wicked from the good. And it is not (the purpose of) Allah to let you
know the Unseen. But Allah chooseth of His messengers whom He will, (to receive
knowledge thereof). So believe in Allah and His messengers. If ye believe and ward
off (evil), yours will be a vast reward.
003.180 And let not those who hoard up that which Allah hath bestowed upon them
of His bounty think that it is better for them. Nay, it is worse for them. That which
they hoard will be their collar on the Day of Resurrection. Allah's is the heritage of
the heavens and the earth, and Allah is Informed of what ye do.
003.181 Verily Allah heard the saying of those who said, (when asked for
contributions to the war): "Allah, forsooth, is poor, and we are rich!" We shall record
their saying with their slaying of the prophets wrongfully and We shall say: Taste ye
the punishment of burning!
003.182 This is on account of that which your own hands have sent before (you to the
judgment). Allah is no oppressor of (His) bondmen.
003.183 (The same are) those who say: Lo! Allah hath charged us that we believe not
in any messenger until he bring us an offering which fire (from heaven) shall devour.
Say (unto them, O Muhammad): Messengers came unto you before me with miracles,
and with that (very miracle) which ye describe. Why then did ye slay them ? (Answer
that) if ye are truthful!
003.184 And if they deny thee, even so did they deny messengers who were before
thee, who came with miracles and with the Psalms and with the Scripture giving light.
003.185 Every soul will taste of death. And ye will be paid on the Day of
Resurrection only that which ye have fairly earned. Whoso is removed from the Fire
and is made to enter paradise, he indeed is triumphant. The life of this world is but
comfort of illusion.
003.186 Assuredly ye will be tried in your property and in your persons, and ye will
hear much wrong from those who were given the Scripture before you, and from the
idolaters. But if ye persevere and ward off (evil), then that is of the steadfast heart of
003.187 And (remember) when Allah laid a charge on those who had received the
Scripture (He said): Ye are to expound it to mankind and not to hide it. But they flung
it behind their backs and bought thereby a little gain. Verily evil is that which they
have gained thereby.
003.188 Think not that those who exult in what they have given, and love to be
praised for what they have not done - Think not, they are in safety from the doom. A
painful doom is theirs.
003.189 Unto Allah belongeth the Sovereignty of the heavens and the earth. Allah is
Able to do all things.
003.190 Lo! In the creation of the heavens and the earth and (in) the difference of
night and day are tokens (of His Sovereignty) for men of understanding,
003.191 Such as remember Allah, standing, sitting, and reclining, and consider the
creation of the heavens and the earth, (and say): Our Lord! Thou createdst not this in
vain. Glory be to Thee! Preserve us from the doom of Fire.
003.192 Our Lord! Whom Thou causest to enter the Fire: him indeed Thou hast
confounded. For evil-doers there will be no helpers.
003.193 Our Lord! Lo! we have heard a crier calling unto Faith: "Believe ye in your
Lord!" So we believed. Our Lord! Therefor forgive us our sins, and remit from us our
evil deeds, and make us die the death of the righteous.
003.194 Our Lord! And give us that which Thou hast promised to us by Thy
messengers. Confound us not upon the Day of Resurrection. Lo! Thou breakest not
003.195 And their Lord hath heard them (and He saith): Lo! I suffer not the work of
any worker, male or female, to be lost. Ye proceed one from another. So those who
fled and were driven forth from their homes and suffered damage for My cause, and
fought and were slain, verily I shall remit their evil deeds from them and verily I shall
bring them into Gardens underneath which rivers flow - A reward from Allah. And
with Allah is the fairest of rewards.
003.196 Let not the vicissitude (of the success) of those who disbelieve, in the land,
deceive thee (O Muhammad).
003.197 It is but a brief comfort. And afterward their habitation will be hell, an ill
003.198 But those who keep their duty to their Lord, for them are Gardens underneath
which rivers flow, wherein they will be safe for ever. A gift of welcome from their
Lord. That which Allah hath in store is better for the righteous.
003.199 And lo! of the People of the Scripture there are some who believe in Allah
and that which is revealed unto you and that which was revealed unto them, humbling
themselves before Allah. They purchase not a trifling gain at the price of the
revelations of Allah. Verily their reward is with their Lord. Lo! Allah is swift to take
003.200 O ye who believe! Endure, outdo all others in endurance, be ready, and
observe your duty to Allah, in order that ye may succeed.