033.001 O Prophet! Keep thy duty to Allah and obey not the disbelievers and the
hypocrites. Lo! Allah is Knower, Wise.
033.002 And follow that which is inspired in thee from thy Lord. Lo! Allah is Aware
of what ye do.
033.003 And put thy trust in Allah, for Allah is sufficient as Trustee.
033.004 Allah hath not assigned unto any man two hearts within his body, nor hath
He made your wives whom ye declare (to be your mothers) your mothers, nor hath He
made those whom ye claim (to be your sons) your sons. This is but a saying of your
mouths. But Allah saith the truth and He showeth the way.
033.005 Proclaim their real parentage. That will be more equitable in the sight of
Allah. And if ye know not their fathers, then (they are) your brethren in the faith, and
your clients. And there is no sin for you in the mistakes that ye make unintentionally,
but what your hearts purpose (that will be a sin for you). Allah is ever Forgiving,
033.006 The Prophet is closer to the believers than their selves, and his wives are (as)
their mothers. And the owners of kinship are closer one to another in the ordinance of
Allah than (other) believers and the fugitives (who fled from Mecca), except that ye
should do kindness to your friends. This is written in the Book (of nature).
033.007 And when We exacted a covenant from the prophets, and from thee (O
Muhammad) and from Noah and Abraham and Moses and Jesus son of Mary. We
took from them a solemn covenant;
033.008 That He may ask the loyal of their loyalty. And He hath prepared a painful
doom for the unfaithful.
033.009 O ye who believe! Remember Allah's favour unto you when there came
against you hosts, and We sent against them a great wind and hosts ye could not see.
And Allah is ever Seer of what ye do.
033.010 When they came upon you from above you and from below you, and when
eyes grew wild and hearts reached to the throats, and ye were imagining vain thoughts
033.011 There were the believers sorely tried, and shaken with a mighty shock.
033.012 And when the hypocrites, and those in whose hearts is a disease, were
saying: Allah and His messenger promised us naught but delusion.
033.013 And when a party of them said: O folk of Yathrib! There is no stand
(possible) for you, therefor turn back. And certain of them (even) sought permission
of the Prophet, saying: Our homes lie open (to the enemy). And they lay not open.
They but wished to flee.
033.014 If the enemy had entered from all sides and they had been exhorted to
treachery, they would have committed it, and would have hesitated thereupon but
033.015 And verily they had already sworn unto Allah that they would not turn their
backs (to the foe). An oath to Allah must be answered for.
033.016 Say: Flight will not avail you if ye flee from death or killing, and then ye
dwell in comfort but a little while.
033.017 Say: Who is he who can preserve you from Allah if He intendeth harm for
you, or intendeth mercy for you. They will not find that they have any friend or helper
other than Allah.
033.018 Allah already knoweth those of you who hinder, and those who say unto
their brethren: "Come ye hither unto us!" and they come not to the stress of battle
save a little,
033.019 Being sparing of their help to you (believers). But when the fear cometh,
then thou (Muhammad) seest them regarding thee with rolling eyes like one who
fainteth unto death. Then, when the fear departeth, they scald you with sharp tongues
in their greed for wealth (from the spoil). Such have not believed. Therefor Allah
maketh their deeds fruitless. And that is easy for Allah.
033.020 They hold that the clans have not retired (for good); and if the clans should
advance (again), they would fain be in the desert with the wandering Arabs, asking
for the news of you; and if they were among you, they would not give battle, save a
033.021 Verily in the messenger of Allah ye have a good example for him who
looketh unto Allah and the Last Day, and remembereth Allah much.
033.022 And when the true believers saw the clans, they said: This is that which
Allah and His messenger promised us. Allah and His messenger are true. It did but
confirm them in their faith and resignation.
033.023 Of the believers are men who are true to that which they covenanted with
Allah. Some of them have paid their vow by death (in battle), and some of them still
are waiting; and they have not altered in the least;
033.024 That Allah may reward the true men for their truth, and punish the hypocrites
if He will, or relent toward them (if He will). Lo! Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.
033.025 And Allah repulsed the disbelievers in their wrath; they gained no good.
Allah averted their attack from the believers. Allah is ever Strong, Mighty.
033.026 And He brought those of the People of the Scripture who supported them
down from their strongholds, and cast panic into their hearts. Some ye slew, and ye
made captive some.
033.027 And He caused you to inherit their land and their houses and their wealth,
and land ye have not trodden. Allah is ever Able to do all things.
033.028 O Prophet! Say unto thy wives: If ye desire the world's life and its
adornment, come! I will content you and will release you with a fair release.
033.029 But if ye desire Allah and His messenger and the abode of the Hereafter, then
lo! Allah hath prepared for the good among you an immense reward.
033.030 O ye wives of the Prophet! Whosoever of you committeth manifest
lewdness, the punishment for her will be doubled, and that is easy for Allah.
033.031 And whosoever of you is submissive unto Allah and His messenger and
doeth right, We shall give her her reward twice over, and We have prepared for her a
033.032 O ye wives of the Prophet! Ye are not like any other women. If ye keep your
duty (to Allah), then be not soft of speech, lest he in whose heart is a disease aspire
(to you), but utter customary speech.
033.033 And stay in your houses. Bedizen not yourselves with the bedizenment of the
Time of Ignorance. Be regular in prayer, and pay the poor-due, and obey Allah and
His messenger. Allah's wish is but to remove uncleanness far from you, O Folk of the
Household, and cleanse you with a thorough cleansing.
033.034 And bear in mind that which is recited in your houses of the revelations of
Allah and wisdom. Lo! Allah is Subtile, Aware.
033.035 Lo! men who surrender unto Allah, and women who surrender, and men who
believe and women who believe, and men who obey and women who obey, and men
who speak the truth and women who speak the truth, and men who persevere (in
righteousness) and women who persevere, and men who are humble and women who
are humble, and men who give alms and women who give alms, and men who fast
and women who fast, and men who guard their modesty and women who guard (their
modesty), and men who remember Allah much and women who remember - Allah
hath prepared for them forgiveness and a vast reward.
033.036 And it becometh not a believing man or a believing woman, when Allah and
His messenger have decided an affair (for them), that they should (after that) claim
any say in their affair; and whoso is rebellious to Allah and His messenger, he verily
goeth astray in error manifest.
033.037 And when thou saidst unto him on whom Allah hath conferred favour and
thou hast conferred favour: Keep thy wife to thyself, and fear Allah. And thou didst
hide in thy mind that which Allah was to bring to light, and thou didst fear mankind
whereas Allah hath a better right that thou shouldst fear Him. So when Zeyd had
performed that necessary formality (of divorce) from her, We gave her unto thee in
marriage, so that (henceforth) there may be no sin for believers in respect of wives of
their adopted sons, when the latter have performed the necessary formality (of
release) from them. The commandment of Allah must be fulfilled.
033.038 There is no reproach for the Prophet in that which Allah maketh his due.
That was Allah's way with those who passed away of old - and the commandment of
Allah is certain destiny -
033.039 Who delivered the messages of Allah and feared Him, and feared none save
Allah. Allah keepeth good account.
033.040 Muhammad is not the father of any man among you, but he is the messenger
of Allah and the Seal of the Prophets; and Allah is ever Aware of all things.
033.041 O ye who believe! Remember Allah with much remembrance.
033.042 And glorify Him early and late.
033.043 He it is Who blesseth you, and His angels (bless you), that He may bring you
forth from darkness unto light; and He is ever Merciful to the believers.
033.044 Their salutation on the day when they shall meet Him will be: Peace. And He
hath prepared for them a goodly recompense.
033.045 O Prophet! Lo! We have sent thee as a witness and a bringer of good tidings
and a warner.
033.046 And as a summoner unto Allah by His permission, and as a lamp that giveth
033.047 And announce unto the believers the good tidings that they will have great
bounty from Allah.
033.048 And incline not to the disbelievers and the hypocrites. Disregard their
noxious talk, and put thy trust in Allah. Allah is sufficient as Trustee.
033.049 O ye who believe! If ye wed believing women and divorce them before ye
have touched them, then there is no period that ye should reckon. But content them
and release them handsomely.
033.050 O Prophet! Lo! We have made lawful unto thee thy wives unto whom thou
hast paid their dowries, and those whom thy right hand possesseth of those whom
Allah hath given thee as spoils of war, and the daughters of thine uncle on the father's
side and the daughters of thine aunts on the father's side, and the daughters of thine
uncle on the mother's side and the daughters of thine aunts on the mother's side who
emigrated with thee, and a believing woman if she give herself unto the Prophet and
the Prophet desire to ask her in marriage - a privilege for thee only, not for the (rest
of) believers - We are Aware of that which We enjoined upon them concerning their
wives and those whom their right hands possess - that thou mayst be free from blame,
for Allah is ever Forgiving, Merciful.
033.051 Thou canst defer whom thou wilt of them and receive unto thee whom thou
wilt, and whomsoever thou desirest of those whom thou hast set aside (temporarily),
it is no sin for thee (to receive her again); that is better; that they may be comforted
and not grieve, and may all be pleased with what thou givest them. Allah knoweth
what is in your hearts (O men), and Allah is ever Forgiving, Clement.
033.052 It is not allowed thee to take (other) women henceforth, nor that thou
shouldst change them for other wives even though their beauty pleased thee, save
those whom thy right hand possesseth. And Allah is ever Watcher over all things.
033.053 O Ye who believe! Enter not the dwellings of the Prophet for a meal without
waiting for the proper time, unless permission be granted you. But if ye are invited,
enter, and, when your meal is ended, then disperse. Linger not for conversation. Lo!
that would cause annoyance to the Prophet, and he would be shy of (asking) you (to
go); but Allah is not shy of the truth. And when ye ask of them (the wives of the
Prophet) anything, ask it of them from behind a curtain. That is purer for your hearts
and for their hearts. And it is not for you to cause annoyance to the messenger of
Allah, nor that ye should ever marry his wives after him. Lo! that in Allah's sight
would be an enormity.
033.054 Whether ye divulge a thing or keep it hidden, lo! Allah is ever Knower of all
033.055 It is no sin for them (thy wives) to converse freely) with their fathers, or their
sons, or their brothers, or their brothers' sons, or the sons of their sisters or of their
own women, or their slaves. O women! Keep your duty to Allah. Lo! Allah is ever
Witness over all things.
033.056 Lo! Allah and His angels shower blessings on the Prophet. O ye who
believe! Ask blessings on him and salute him with a worthy salutation.
033.057 Lo! those who malign Allah and His messenger, Allah hath cursed them in
the world and the Hereafter, and hath prepared for them the doom of the disdained.
033.058 And those who malign believing men and believing women undeservedly,
they bear the guilt of slander and manifest sin.
033.059 O Prophet! Tell thy wives and thy daughters and the women of the believers
to draw their cloaks close round them (when they go abroad). That will be better, so
that they may be recognised and not annoyed. Allah is ever Forgiving, Merciful.
033.060 If the hypocrites, and those in whose hearts is a disease, and the alarmists in
the city do not cease, We verily shall urge thee on against them, then they will be
your neighbours in it but a little while.
033.061 Accursed, they will be seized wherever found and slain with a (fierce)
033.062 That was the way of Allah in the case of those who passed away of old; thou
wilt not find for the way of Allah aught of power to change.
033.063 Men ask thee of the Hour. Say: The knowledge of it is with Allah only. What
can convey (the knowledge) unto thee ? It may be that the Hour is nigh.
033.064 Lo! Allah hath cursed the disbelievers, and hath prepared for them a flaming
033.065 Wherein they will abide for ever. They will find (then) no protecting friend
033.066 On the day when their faces are turned over in the Fire, they say: Oh, would
that we had obeyed Allah and had obeyed His messenger!
033.067 And they say: Our Lord! Lo! we obeyed our princes and great men, and they
misled us from the Way.
033.068 Our Lord! Oh, give them double torment and curse them with a mighty
033.069 O ye who believe! Be not as those who slandered Moses, but Allah proved
his innocence of that which they alleged, and he was well esteemed in Allah's sight.
033.070 O ye who believe! Guard your duty to Allah, and speak words straight to the
033.071 He will adjust your works for you and will forgive you your sins. Whosoever
obeyeth Allah and His messenger, he verily hath gained a signal victory.
033.072 Lo! We offered the trust unto the heavens and the earth and the hills, but they
shrank from bearing it and were afraid of it. And man assumed it. Lo! he hath proved
a tyrant and a fool.
033.073 So Allah punisheth hypocritical men and hypocritical women, and idolatrous
men and idolatrous women. But Allah pardoneth believing men and believing
women, and Allah is ever Forgiving, Merciful.