047.001 Those who disbelieve and turn (men) from the way of Allah, He rendereth
their actions vain.
047.002 And those who believe and do good works and believe in that which is
revealed unto Muhammad - and it is the truth from their Lord - He riddeth them of
their ill-deeds and improveth their state.
047.003 That is because those who disbelieve follow falsehood and because those
who believe follow the truth from their Lord. Thus Allah coineth their similitudes for
047.004 Now when ye meet in battle those who disbelieve, then it is smiting of the
necks until, when ye have routed them, then making fast of bonds; and afterward
either grace or ransom till the war lay down its burdens. That (is the ordinance). And
if Allah willed He could have punished them (without you) but (thus it is ordained)
that He may try some of you by means of others. And those who are slain in the way
of Allah, He rendereth not their actions vain.
047.005 He will guide them and improve their state,
047.006 And bring them in unto the Garden which He hath made known to them.
047.007 O ye who believe! If ye help Allah, He will help you and will make your
047.008 And those who disbelieve, perdition is for them, and He will make their
047.009 That is because they are averse to that which Allah hath revealed, therefor
maketh He their actions fruitless.
047.010 Have they not travelled in the land to see the nature of the consequence for
those who were before them ? Allah wiped them out. And for the disbelievers there
will be the like thereof.
047.011 That is because Allah is patron of those who believe, and because the
disbelievers have no patron.
047.012 Lo! Allah will cause those who believe and do good works to enter Gardens
underneath which rivers flow; while those who disbelieve take their comfort in this
life and eat even as the cattle eat, and the Fire is their habitation.
047.013 And how many a township stronger than thy township (O Muhammad)
which hath cast thee out, have We destroyed, and they had no helper!
047.014 Is he who relieth on a clear proof from his Lord like those for whom the evil
that they do is beautified while they follow their own lusts ?
047.015 A similitude of the Garden which those who keep their duty (to Allah) are
promised: Therein are rivers of water unpolluted, and rivers of milk whereof the
flavour changeth not, and rivers of wine delicious to the drinkers, and rivers of clear-
run honey; therein for them is every kind of fruit, with pardon from their Lord. (Are
those who enjoy all this) like those who are immortal in the Fire and are given boiling
water to drink so that it teareth their bowels ?
047.016 Among them are some who give ear unto thee (Muhammad) till, when they
go forth from thy presence they say unto those who have been given knowledge:
What was that he said just now ? Those are they whose hearts Allah hath sealed, and
they follow their own lusts.
047.017 While as for those who walk aright, He addeth to their guidance, and giveth
them their protection (against evil).
047.018 Await they aught save the Hour, that it should come upon them unawares ?
And the beginnings thereof have already come. But how, when it hath come upon
them, can they take their warning ?
047.019 So know (O Muhammad) that there is no God save Allah, and ask
forgiveness for thy sin and for believing men and believing women. Allah knoweth
(both) your place of turmoil and your place of rest.
047.020 And those who believe say: If only a surah were revealed! But when a
decisive surah is revealed and war is mentioned therein, thou seest those in whose
hearts is a disease looking at thee with the look of men fainting unto death. Therefor
woe unto them!
047.021 Obedience and a civil word. Then, when the matter is determined, if they are
loyal to Allah it will be well for them.
047.022 Would ye then, if ye were given the command, work corruption in the land
and sever your ties of kinship ?
047.023 Such are they whom Allah curseth so that He deafeneth them and maketh
blind their eyes.
047.024 Will they then not meditate on the Qur'an, or are there locks on the hearts ?
047.025 Lo! those who turn back after the guidance hath been manifested unto them,
Satan hath seduced them, and He giveth them the rein.
047.026 That is because they say unto those who hate what Allah hath revealed: We
will obey you in some matters; and Allah knoweth their secret talk.
047.027 Then how (will it be with them) when the angels gather them, smiting their
faces and their backs!
047.028 That will be because they followed that which angereth Allah, and hated that
which pleaseth Him. Therefor He hath made their actions vain.
047.029 Or do those in whose hearts is a disease deem that Allah will not bring to
light their (secret) hates ?
047.030 And if We would, We could show them unto thee (Muhammad) so that thou
shouldst know them surely by their marks. And thou shalt know them by the burden
of their talk. And Allah knoweth your deeds.
047.031 And verily We shall try you till We know those of you who strive hard (for
the cause of Allah) and the steadfast, and till We test your record.
047.032 Lo! those who disbelieve and turn from the way of Allah and oppose the
messenger after the guidance hath been manifested unto them, they hurt Allah not a
jot, and He will make their actions fruitless.
047.033 O ye who believe! Obey Allah and obey the messenger, and render not your
047.034 Lo! those who disbelieve and turn from the way of Allah and then die
disbelievers, Allah surely will not pardon them.
047.035 So do not falter and cry out for peace when ye (will be) the uppermost, and
Allah is with you, and He will not grudge (the reward of) your actions.
047.036 The life of the world is but a sport and a pastime. And if ye believe and ward
off (evil). He will give you your wages, and will not ask of you your wordly wealth.
047.037 If He should ask it of you and importune you, ye would hoard it, and He
would bring to light your (secret) hates.
047.038 Lo! ye are those who are called to spend in the way of Allah, yet among you
there are some who hoard. And as for him who hoardeth, he hoardeth only from his
soul. And Allah is the Rich, and ye are the poor. And if ye turn away He will
exchange you for some other folk, and they will not be the likes of you.