008.001 They ask thee (O Muhammad) of the spoils of war. Say: The spoils of war
belong to Allah and the messenger, so keep your duty to Allah, and adjust the matter
of your difference, and obey Allah and His messenger, if ye are (true) believers.
008.002 They only are the (true) believers whose hearts feel fear when Allah is
mentioned, and when His revelations are recited unto them they increase their faith,
and who trust in their Lord;
008.003 Who establish worship and spend of that We have bestowed on them.
008.004 Those are they who are in truth believers. For them are grades (of honour)
with their Lord, and pardon, and a bountiful provision.
008.005 Even as thy Lord caused thee (Muhammad) to go forth from thy home with
the Truth, and lo! a party of the believers were averse (to it).
008.006 Disputing with thee of the Truth after it had been made manifest, as if they
were being driven to death visible.
008.007 And when Allah promised you one of the two bands (of the enemy) that it
should be yours, and ye longed that other than the armed one might be yours. And
Allah willed that He should cause the Truth to triumph by His words, and cut the root
of the disbelievers;
008.008 That He might cause the Truth to triumph and bring vanity to naught,
however much the guilty might oppose;
008.009 When ye sought help of your Lord and He answered you (saying): I will help
you with a thousand of the angels, rank on rank.
008.010 Allah appointed it only as good tidings, and that your hearts thereby might be
at rest. Victory cometh only by the help of Allah. Lo! Allah is Mighty, Wise.
008.011 When He made the slumber fall upon you as a reassurance from him and sent
down water from the sky upon you, that thereby He might purify you, and remove
from you the fear of Satan, and make strong your hearts and firm (your) feet thereby.
008.012 When thy Lord inspired the angels, (saying): I am with you. So make those
who believe stand firm. I will throw fear into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Then
smite the necks and smite of them each finger.
008.013 That is because they opposed Allah and His messenger. Whoso opposeth
Allah and His messenger, (for him) lo! Allah is severe in punishment.
008.014 That (is the award), so taste it, and (know) that for disbelievers is the torment
of the Fire.
008.015 O ye who believe! When ye meet those who disbelieve in battle, turn not
your backs to them.
008.016 Whoso on that day turneth his back to them, unless manoeuvring for battle or
intent to join a company, he truly hath incurred wrath from Allah, and his habitation
will be hell, a hapless journey's end.
008.017 Ye (Muslims) slew them not, but Allah slew them. And thou (Muhammad)
threwest not when thou didst throw, but Allah threw, that He might test the believers
by a fair test from Him. Lo! Allah is Hearer, Knower.
008.018 That (is the case); and (know) that Allah (it is) Who maketh weak the plan of
008.019 (O Qureysh!) If ye sought a judgment, now hath the judgment come unto
you. And if ye cease (from persecuting the believers) it will be better for you, but if
ye return (to the attack) We also shall return. And your host will avail you naught,
however numerous it be, and (know) that Allah is with the believers (in His
008.020 O ye who believe! Obey Allah and His messenger, and turn not away from
him when ye hear (him speak).
008.021 Be not as those who say, we hear, and they hear not.
008.022 Lo! the worst of beasts in Allah's sight are the deaf, the dumb, who have no
008.023 Had Allah known of any good in them He would have made them hear, but
had He made them hear they would have turned away, averse.
008.024 O ye who believe! Obey Allah, and the messenger when He calleth you to
that which quickeneth you, and know that Allah cometh in between the man and his
own heart, and that He it is unto Whom ye will be gathered.
008.025 And guard yourselves against a chastisement which cannot fall exclusively
on those of you who are wrong-doers, and know that Allah is severe in punishment.
008.026 And remember, when ye were few and reckoned feeble in the land, and were
in fear lest men should extirpate you, how He gave you refuge, and strengthened you
with His help, and made provision of good things for you, that haply ye might be
008.027 O ye who believe! Betray not Allah and His messenger, nor knowingly
betray your trusts.
008.028 And know that your possessions and your children are a test, and that with
Allah is immense reward.
008.029 O ye who believe! If ye keep your duty to Allah, He will give you
discrimination (between right and wrong) and will rid you of your evil thoughts and
deeds, and will forgive you. Allah is of Infinite Bounty.
008.030 And when those who disbelieve plot against thee (O Muhammad) to wound
thee fatally, or to kill thee or to drive thee forth; they plot, but Allah (also) plotteth;
and Allah is the best of plotters.
008.031 And when Our revelations are recited unto them they say: We have heard. If
we wish we can speak the like of this. Lo! this is naught but fables of the men of old.
008.032 And when they said: O Allah! If this be indeed the truth from Thee, then rain
down stones on us or bring on us some painful doom!
008.033 But Allah would not punish them while thou wast with them, nor will He
punish them while they seek forgiveness.
008.034 What (plea) have they that Allah should not punish them, when they debar
(His servants) from the Inviolable Place of Worship, though they are not its fitting
guardians. Its fitting guardians are those only who keep their duty to Allah. But most
of them know not.
008.035 And their worship at the (holy) House is naught but whistling and hand-
clapping. Therefore (it is said unto them): Taste of the doom because ye disbelieve.
008.036 Lo! those who disbelieve spend their wealth in order that they may debar
(men) from the way of Allah. They will spend it, then it will become an anguish for
them, then they will be conquered. And those who disbelieve will be gathered unto
008.037 That Allah may separate the wicked from the good, The wicked will He
place piece upon piece, and heap them all together, and consign them unto hell. Such
verily are the losers.
008.038 Tell those who disbelieve that if they cease (from persecution of believers)
that which is past will be forgiven them; but if they return (thereto) then the example
of the men of old hath already gone (before them, for a warning).
008.039 And fight them until persecution is no more, and religion is all for Allah. But
if they cease, then lo! Allah is Seer of what they do.
008.040 And if they turn away, then know that Allah is your Befriender - a
Transcendent Patron, a Transcendent Helper!
008.041 And know that whatever ye take as spoils of war, lo! a fifth thereof is for
Allah, and for the messenger and for the kinsman (who hath need) and orphans and
the needy and the wayfarer, if ye believe in Allah and that which We revealed unto
Our slave on the Day of Discrimination, the day when the two armies met. And Allah
is Able to do all things.
008.042 When ye were on the near bank (of the valley) and they were on the yonder
bank, and the caravan was below you (on the coast plain). And had ye trysted to meet
one another ye surely would have failed to keep the tryst, but (it happened, as it did,
without the forethought of either of you) that Allah might conclude a thing that must
be done; that he who perished (on that day) might perish by a clear proof (of His
Sovereignty) and he who survived might survive by a clear proof (of His
Sovereignty). Lo! Allah in truth is Hearer, Knower.
008.043 When Allah showed them unto thee (O Muhammad) in thy dream as few in
number, and if He had shown them to thee as many, ye (Muslims) would have
faltered and would have quarrelled over the affair. But Allah saved (you). Lo! He
knoweth what is in the breasts (of men).
008.044 And when He made you (Muslims), when ye met (them), see them with your
eyes as few, and lessened you in their eyes, (it was) that Allah might conclude a thing
that must be done. Unto Allah all things are brought back.
008.045 O ye who believe! When ye meet an army, hold firm and think of Allah
much, that ye may be successful.
008.046 And obey Allah and His messenger, and dispute not one with another lest ye
falter and your strength depart from you; but be steadfast! Lo! Allah is with the
008.047 Be not as those who came forth from their dwellings boastfully and to be
seen of men, and debar (men) from the way of Allah, while Allah is surrounding all
008.048 And when Satan made their deeds seem fair to them and said: No-one of
mankind can conquer you this day, for I am your protector. But when the armies came
in sight of one another, he took flight, saying: Lo! I am guiltless of you. Lo! I see that
which ye see not. Lo! I fear Allah. And Allah is severe in punishment.
008.049 When the hypocrites and those in whose hearts is a disease said: Their
religion hath deluded these. Whoso putteth his trust in Allah (will find that) lo! Allah
is Mighty, Wise.
008.050 If thou couldst see how the angels receive those who disbelieve, smiting
faces and their backs and (saying): Taste the punishment of burning!
008.051 This is for that which your own hands have sent before (to the Judgment),
and (know) that Allah is not a tyrant to His slaves.
008.052 (Their way is) as the way of Pharaoh's folk and those before them; they
disbelieved the revelations of Allah, and Allah took them in their sins. Lo! Allah is
Strong, severe in punishment.
008.053 That is because Allah never changeth the grace He hath bestowed on any
people until they first change that which is in their hearts, and (that is) because Allah
is Hearer, Knower.
008.054 (Their way is) as the way of Pharaoh's folk and those before them; they
denied the revelations of their Lord, so We destroyed them in their sins. And We
drowned the folk of Pharaoh. All were evil-doers.
008.055 Lo! the worst of beasts in Allah's sight are the ungrateful who will not
008.056 Those of them with whom thou madest a treaty, and then at every
opportunity they break their treaty, and they keep not duty (to Allah).
008.057 If thou comest on them in the war, deal with them so as to strike fear in those
who are behind them, that haply they may remember.
008.058 And if thou fearest treachery from any folk, then throw back to them (their
treaty) fairly. Lo! Allah loveth not the treacherous.
008.059 And let not those who disbelieve suppose that they can outstrip (Allah's
Purpose). Lo! they cannot escape.
008.060 Make ready for them all thou canst of (armed) force and of horses tethered,
that thereby ye may dismay the enemy of Allah and your enemy, and others beside
them whom ye know not. Allah knoweth them. Whatsoever ye spend in the way of
Allah it will be repaid to you in full, and ye will not be wronged.
008.061 And if they incline to peace, incline thou also to it, and trust in Allah. Lo!
He, even He, is the Hearer, the Knower.
008.062 And if they would deceive thee, then lo! Allah is Sufficient for thee. He it is
Who supporteth thee with His help and with the believers,
008.063 And (as for the believers) hath attuned their hearts. If thou hadst spent all that
is in the earth thou couldst not have attuned their hearts, but Allah hath attuned them.
Lo! He is Mighty, Wise.
008.064 O Prophet! Allah is Sufficient for thee and those who follow thee of the
008.065 O Prophet! Exhort the believers to fight. If there be of you twenty steadfast
they shall overcome two hundred, and if there be of you a hundred (steadfast) they
shall overcome a thousand of those who disbelieve, because they (the disbelievers)
are a folk without intelligence.
008.066 Now hath Allah lightened your burden, for He knoweth that there is
weakness in you. So if there be of you a steadfast hundred they shall overcome two
hundred, and if there be of you a thousand (steadfast) they shall overcome two
thousand by permission of Allah. Allah is with the steadfast.
008.067 It is not for any prophet to have captives until he hath made slaughter in the
land. Ye desire the lure of this world and Allah desireth (for you) the Hereafter, and
Allah is Mighty, Wise.
008.068 Had it not been for an ordinance of Allah which had gone before, an awful
doom had come upon you on account of what ye took.
008.069 Now enjoy what ye have won, as lawful and good, and keep your duty to
Allah. Lo! Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.
008.070 O Prophet! Say unto those captives who are in your hands: If Allah knoweth
any good in your hearts He will give you better than that which hath been taken from
you, and will forgive you. Lo! Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.
008.071 And if they would betray thee, they betrayed Allah before, and He gave
(thee) power over them. Allah is Knower, Wise.
008.072 Lo! those who believed and left their homes and strove with their wealth and
their lives for the cause of Allah, and those who took them in and helped them: these
are protecting friends one of another. And those who believed but did not leave their
homes, ye have no duty to protect them till they leave their homes; but if they seek
help from you in the matter of religion then it is your duty to help (them) except
against a folk between whom and you there is a treaty. Allah is Seer of what ye do.
008.073 And those who disbelieve are protectors one of another - If ye do not so,
there will be confusion in the land, and great corruption.
008.074 Those who believed and left their homes and strove for the cause of Allah,
and those who took them in and helped them - these are the believers in truth. For
them is pardon, and bountiful provision.
008.075 And those who afterwards believed and left their homes and strove along
with you, they are of you; and those who are akin are nearer one to another in the
ordinance of Allah. Lo! Allah is Knower of all things.