1. Alif, Lām, Meem.
2. This is the Book about
which there is no doubt, a guidance for those conscious of Allāh –
3. Who believe in the
unseen, establish prayer, and spend out of what We have provided for them,
4. And who believe in what
has been revealed to you, [O Muúammad], and what was revealed before you, and
of the Hereafter they are certain [in faith].
5. Those are upon [right]
guidance from their Lord, and it is those who are the successful.
6. Indeed, those who
disbelieve – it is all the same for them whether you warn them or do not warn
them – they will not believe.
7. Allāh has set a seal upon their hearts and upon their hearing, and
over their vision is a veil. And for them is a great punishment.
8. And of the people are
some who say, "We believe in Allāh and the
Last Day," but they are not believers.
9. They [think to] deceive
Allāh and those who believe, but they deceive not
except themselves and perceive [it] not.
10. In their hearts is disease, so Allāh has increased their disease; and for them is a
painful punishment because they [habitually] used to lie.
11. And when it is said to them,
"Do not cause corruption on the earth," they say, "We are but
12. Unquestionably, it is they who are
the corrupters, but they perceive [it] not.
13. And when it is said to them,
"Believe as the people have believed," they say, "Should we
believe as the foolish have believed?" Unquestionably, it is they who are
the foolish, but they know [it] not.
14. And when they meet those who
believe, they say, "We believe"; but when they are alone with their
evil ones, they say, "Indeed, we are with you; we were only mockers.”
15. [But] Allāh
mocks them and prolongs them in their transgression [while] they wander
16. Those are the ones who have
purchased error [in exchange] for guidance, so their transaction has brought no
profit, nor were they guided.
17. Their example is that of one who
kindled a fire, but when it illuminated what was around him, Allāh took away their light and left them in darkness
[so] they could not see.
18. Deaf, dumb and blind – so they will
not return [to the right path].
19. Or [it is] like a rainstorm from
the sky within which is darkness, thunder and lightning. They put their fingers
in their ears against the thunderclaps in dread of death. But Allāh is encompassing of the disbelievers.
20. The lightning almost snatches away
their sight. Every time it lights [the way] for them, they walk therein; but
when darkness comes over them, they stand [still]. And if Allāh had willed, He could have taken away their
hearing and their sight. Indeed, Allāh is over
all things competent.
21. O mankind, worship your Lord, who
created you and those before you, that you may become righteous –
22. [He] who made for you the earth a
bed [spread out] and the sky a ceiling and sent down from the sky, rain and
brought forth thereby fruits as provision for you. So do not attribute to Allāh equals while you know [that there is nothing
similar to Him].
23. And if you are in doubt about what
We have sent down upon Our Servant [Muúammad], then produce a sūrah the like
thereof and call upon your witnesses other than Allāh,
if you should be truthful.
24. But if you do not – and you will
never be able to – then fear the Fire, whose fuel is men and stones, prepared
for the disbelievers.
25. And give good tidings to those who
believe and do righteous deeds that they will have gardens [in Paradise]
beneath which rivers flow. Whenever they are provided with a provision of fruit
therefrom, they will say, "This is what we were provided with
before." And it is given to them in likeness. And they will have therein purified
spouses, and they will abide therein eternally.
26. Indeed, Allāh
is not timid to present an example – that of a mosquito or what is smaller than
it. And those who have believed know that it is the truth from their Lord. But
as for those who disbelieve, they say, "What did Allāh
intend by this as an example?" He misleads many thereby and guides many
thereby. And He misleads not except the defiantly disobedient,
27. Who break the covenant of Allāh after contracting it and sever that which Allāh has ordered to be joined and cause corruption
on earth. It is those who are the losers.
28. How can you disbelieve in Allāh when you were lifeless and He brought you to
life; then He will cause you to die, then He will bring you [back] to life, and
then to Him you will be returned.
29. It is He who created for you all of
that which is on the earth. Then He directed Himself to the heaven, [His being
above all creation], and made them seven heavens, and He is Knowing of all
30. And [mention, O Muúammad], when your
Lord said to the angels, "Indeed, I will make upon the earth a successive
authority." They said, "Will You place upon it one who causes
corruption therein and sheds blood, while we declare Your praise and sanctify
You?" Allāh said, "Indeed, I know
that which you do not know."
31. And He taught Adam the names – all
of them. Then He showed them to the angels and said, "Inform Me of the
names of these, if you are truthful."
32. They said, "Exalted are You;
we have no knowledge except what You have taught us. Indeed, it is You who is
the Knowing, the Wise."
33. He said, "O Adam, inform them
of their names." And when he had informed them of their names, He said,
"Did I not tell you that I know the unseen [aspects] of the heavens and
the earth? And I know what you reveal and what you have concealed."
34. And [mention] when We said to the
angels, "Prostrate before Adam"; so they prostrated, except for
Iblees. He refused and was arrogant and became of the disbelievers.
35. And We said, "O Adam, dwell,
you and your wife, in Paradise and eat therefrom in [ease and] abundance from
wherever you will. But do not approach this tree, lest you be among the
36. But Satan caused them to slip out
of it and removed them from that [condition] in which they had been. And We
said, "Go down, [all of you], as enemies to one another, and you will have
upon the earth a place of settlement and provision for a time."
37. Then Adam received from his Lord
[some] words, and He accepted his repentance. Indeed, it is He who is the
Accepting of repentance, the Merciful.
38. We said, "Go down from it, all
of you. And when guidance comes to you from Me, whoever follows My guidance –
there will be no fear concerning them, nor will they grieve.
39. And those who disbelieve and deny
Our signs – those will be companions of the Fire; they will abide therein
40. O Children of Israel, remember My
favor which I have bestowed upon you and fulfill My covenant [upon you] that I
will fulfill your covenant [from Me], and be afraid of [only] Me.
41. And believe in what I have sent
down confirming that which is [already] with you, and be not the first to
disbelieve in it. And do not exchange My signs for a small price, and fear
42. And do not mix the truth with falsehood
or conceal the truth while you know [it].
43. And establish prayer and give zakāh
and bow with those who bow [in worship and obedience].
44. Do you order righteousness of the
people and forget yourselves while you recite the Scripture? Then will you not
45. And seek help through patience and
prayer, and indeed, it is difficult except for the humbly submissive [to Allāh]
46. Who are certain that they will meet
their Lord and that they will return to Him.
47. O Children of Israel, remember My
favor that I have bestowed upon you and that I preferred you over the worlds.
48. And fear a Day when no soul will
suffice for another soul at all, nor will intercession be accepted from it, nor
will compensation be taken from it, nor will they be aided.
49. And [recall] when We saved your
forefathers from the people of Pharaoh, who afflicted you with the worst
torment, slaughtering your [newborn] sons and keeping your females alive. And
in that was a great trial from your Lord.
50. And [recall] when We parted the sea
for you and saved you and drowned the people of Pharaoh while you were looking
51. And [recall] when We made an
appointment with Moses for forty nights. Then you took [for worship] the calf
after him, while you were wrongdoers.
52. Then We forgave you after that so
perhaps you would be grateful.
53. And [recall] when We gave Moses the
Scripture and criterion that perhaps you would be guided.
54. And [recall] when Moses said to his
people, "O my people, indeed you have wronged yourselves by your taking of
the calf [for worship]. So repent to your Creator and kill yourselves. That is
best for [all of] you in the sight of your Creator." Then He accepted your
repentance; indeed, He is the Accepting of repentance, the Merciful.
55. And [recall] when you said, "O
Moses, we will never believe you until we see Allāh
outright"; so the thunderbolt took you while you were looking on.
56. Then We revived you after your
death that perhaps you would be grateful.
57. And We shaded you with clouds and
sent down to you manna and quails, [saying], "Eat from the good things
with which We have provided you." And they wronged Us not – but they were
[only] wronging themselves.
58. And [recall] when We said,
"Enter this city and eat from it wherever you will in [ease and]
abundance, and enter the gate bowing humbly and say, 'Relieve us of our
burdens.' We will [then] forgive your sins for you, and We will increase the
doers of good [in goodness and reward]."
59. But those who wronged changed [those
words] to a statement other than that which had been said to them, so We sent
down upon those who wronged a punishment from the sky because they were
60. And [recall] when Moses prayed for
water for his people, so We said, "Strike with your staff the stone."
And there gushed forth from it twelve springs, and every people knew its
watering place. "Eat and drink from the provision of Allāh, and do not commit abuse on the earth,
61. And [recall] when you said, "O
Moses, we can never endure one [kind of] food. So call upon your Lord to bring
forth for us from the earth its green herbs and its cucumbers and its garlic
and its lentils and its onions." [Moses] said, "Would you exchange
what is better for what is less? Go into [any] settlement and indeed, you will
have what you have asked." And they were covered with humiliation and
poverty and returned with anger from Allāh
[upon them]. That was because they [repeatedly] disbelieved in the signs of Allāh and killed the prophets without right. That was
because they disobeyed and were [habitually] transgressing.
62. Indeed, those who believed and
those who were Jews or Christians or Sabeans [before Prophet Muúammad] – those
[among them] who believed in Allāh and the Last
Day and did righteousness – will have their reward with their Lord, and no fear
will there be concerning them, nor will they grieve.
63. And [recall] when We took your
covenant, [O Children of Israel, to abide by the Torah] and We raised over you
the mount, [saying], "Take what We have given you with determination and
remember what is in it that perhaps you may become righteous."
64. Then you turned away after that.
And if not for the favor of Allāh upon you and
His mercy, you would have been among the losers.
65. And you had already known about
those who transgressed among you concerning the sabbath, and We said to them,
"Be apes, despised."
66. And We made it a deterrent
punishment for those who were present and those who succeeded [them] and a
lesson for those who fear Allāh.
67. And [recall] when Moses said to his
people, "Indeed, Allāh commands you to
slaughter a cow." They said, "Do you take us in ridicule?" He
said, "I seek refuge in Allāh from being
among the ignorant."
68. They said, "Call upon your
Lord to make clear to us what it is." [Moses] said, "[Allāh] says, 'It is a cow which is neither old nor
virgin, but median between that,' so do what you are commanded."
69. They said, "Call upon your
Lord to show us what is her color." He said, "He says, 'It is a
yellow cow, bright in color – pleasing to the observers.' "
70. They said, "Call upon your
Lord to make clear to us what it is. Indeed, [all] cows look alike to us. And
indeed we, if Allāh wills, will be
71. He said, "He says, ‘It is a
cow neither trained to plow the earth nor to irrigate the field, one free from
fault with no spot upon her.' " They said, “Now you have come with the
truth." So they slaughtered her, but they could hardly do it.
72. And [recall] when you slew a man
and disputed over it, but Allāh was to bring
out that which you were concealing.
73. So, We said, "Strike the slain
man with part of it." Thus does Allāh
bring the dead to life, and He shows you His signs that you might reason.
74. Then your hearts became hardened
after that, being like stones or even harder. For indeed, there are stones from
which rivers burst forth, and there are some of them that split open and water
comes out, and there are some of them that fall down for fear of Allāh. And Allāh is
not unaware of what you do.
75. Do you covet [the hope, O
believers], that they would believe for you while a party of them used to hear
the words of Allāh and then distort the Torah
after they had understood it while they were knowing?
76. And when they meet those who
believe, they say, "We have believed"; but when they are alone with
one another, they say, "Do you talk to them about what Allāh has revealed to you so they can argue with you
about it before your Lord?" Then will you not reason?
77. But do they not know that Allāh knows what they conceal and what they declare?
78. And among them are unlettered ones
who do not know the Scripture except in wishful thinking, but they are only
79. So woe to those who write the
"scripture" with their own hands, then say, "This is from Allāh," in order to exchange it for a small
price. Woe to them for what their hands have written and woe to them for what
80. And they say, "Never will the
Fire touch us, except for a few days." Say, "Have you taken a
covenant with Allāh? For Allāh will never break His covenant. Or do you say
about Allāh that which you do not know?"
81. Yes, whoever earns evil and his sin
has encompassed him – those are the companions of the Fire; they will abide
82. But they who believe and do
righteous deeds – those are the companions of Paradise; they will abide therein
83. And [recall] when We took the
covenant from the Children of Israel, [enjoining upon them], "Do not
worship except Allāh; and to parents do good
and to relatives, orphans, and the needy. And speak to people good [words] and
establish prayer and give zakāh." Then you turned away, except a few of
you, and you were refusing.
84. And [recall] when We took your
covenant, [saying], "Do not shed each other's blood or evict one another
from your homes." Then you acknowledged [this] while you were witnessing.
85. Then, you are those [same ones who
are] killing one another and evicting a party of your people from their homes,
cooperating against them in sin and aggression. And if they come to you as
captives, you ransom them, although their eviction was forbidden to you. So do
you believe in part of the Scripture and disbelieve in part? Then what is the recompense
for those who do that among you except disgrace in worldly life; and on the Day
of Resurrection they will be sent back to the severest of punishment. And Allāh is not unaware of what you do.
86. Those are the ones who have bought
the life of this world [in exchange] for the Hereafter, so the punishment will
not be lightened for them, nor will they be aided.
87. And We did certainly give Moses the
Torah and followed up after him with messengers. And We gave Jesus, the son of
Mary, clear proofs and supported him with the Pure Spirit. But is it [not] that
every time a messenger came to you, [O Children of Israel], with what your
souls did not desire, you were arrogant? And a party [of messengers] you denied
and another party you killed.
88. And they said, "Our hearts are
wrapped." But, [in fact], Allāh has cursed
them for their disbelief, so little is it that they believe.
89. And when there came to them a Book
from Allāh confirming that which was with them –
although before they used to pray for victory against those who disbelieved –
but [then] when there came to them that which they recognized, they disbelieved
in it; so the curse of Allāh will be upon the
90. How wretched is that for which they
sold themselves – that they would disbelieve in what Allāh
has revealed through [their] outrage that Allāh
would send down His favor upon whom He wills from among His servants. So they
returned having [earned] wrath upon wrath. And for the disbelievers is a
91. And when it is said to them,
"Believe in what Allāh has revealed,"
they say, "We believe [only] in what was revealed to us." And they
disbelieve in what came after it, while it is the truth confirming that which
is with them. Say, "Then why did you kill the prophets of Allāh before, if you are [indeed] believers?"
92. And Moses had certainly brought you
clear proofs. Then you took the calf [in worship] after that, while you were
93. And [recall] when We took your
covenant and raised over you the mount, [saying], "Take what We have given
you with determination and listen." They said [instead], "We hear and
disobey." And their hearts absorbed [the worship of] the calf because of
their disbelief. Say, "How wretched is that which your faith enjoins upon
you, if you should be believers."
94. Say, [O Muúammad], "If the
home of the Hereafter with Allāh is for you
alone and not the [other] people, then wish for death, if you should be
95. But they will never wish for it,
ever, because of what their hands have put forth. And Allāh
is Knowing of the wrongdoers.
96. And you will surely find them the
most greedy of people for life – [even] more than those who associate others
with Allāh. One of them wishes that he could be
granted life a thousand years, but it would not remove him in the least from
the [coming] punishment that he should be granted life. And Allāh is Seeing of what they do.
97. Say, "Whoever is an enemy to
Gabriel – it is [none but] he who has brought the Qur’ān down upon your heart,
[O Muúammad], by permission of Allāh,
confirming that which was before it and as guidance and good tidings for the
98. Whoever is an enemy to Allāh and His angels and His messengers and Gabriel
and Michael – then indeed, Allāh is an enemy to
99. And We have certainly revealed to
you verses [which are] clear proofs, and no one would deny them except the
100. Is it not [true] that every time they took a
covenant a party of them threw it away? But, [in fact], most of them do not
101. And when a messenger from Allāh came to them confirming that which was with
them, a party of those who had been given the Scripture threw the Scripture of Allāh behind their backs as if they did not know
[what it contained].
102. And they followed [instead] what the devils
had recited during the reign of Solomon. It was not Solomon who disbelieved,
but the devils disbelieved, teaching people magic and that which was revealed to
the two angels at Babylon, Hārūt and Mārūt. But the two angels do not teach
anyone unless they say, "We are a trial, so do not disbelieve [by
practicing magic]." And [yet] they learn from them that by which they
cause separation between a man and his wife. But they do not harm anyone
through it except by permission of Allāh. And
the people learn what harms them and does not benefit them. But the Children of
Israel certainly knew that whoever purchased the magic would not have in the
Hereafter any share. And wretched is that for which they sold themselves, if
they only knew.
103. And if they had believed and feared Allāh, then the reward from Allāh
would have been [far] better, if they only knew.
104. O you who have believed, say not [to Allāh's Messenger], "Rā‘inā" but say,
"Unthurnā" and listen. And for the disbelievers is a painful
105. Neither those who disbelieve from the People of
the Scripture nor the polytheists wish that any good should be sent down to you
from your Lord. But Allāh selects for His mercy
whom He wills, and Allāh is the possessor of
106. We do not abrogate a verse or cause it to be
forgotten except that We bring forth [one] better than it or similar to it. Do
you not know that Allāh is over all things
107. Do you not know that to Allāh belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth and [that]
you have not besides Allāh any protector or any
108. Or do you intend to ask your Messenger as Moses
was asked before? And whoever exchanges faith for disbelief has certainly
strayed from the soundness of the way.
109. Many of the People of the Scripture wish they
could turn you back to disbelief after you have believed, out of envy from
themselves [even] after the truth has become clear to them. So pardon and
overlook until Allāh delivers His command.
Indeed, Allāh is over all things competent.
110. And establish prayer and give zakāh, and
whatever good you put forward for yourselves – you will find it with Allāh. Indeed, Allāh
of what you do, is Seeing.
111. And they say, "None will enter Paradise
except one who is a Jew or a Christian." That is [merely] their wishful
thinking, Say, "Produce your proof, if you should be truthful."
112. Yes [on the contrary], whoever submits his face
in Islām to Allāh while being a doer of good
will have his reward with his Lord. And no fear will there be concerning them,
nor will they grieve.
113. The Jews say "The Christians have nothing
[true] to stand on," and the Christians say, “The Jews have nothing to
stand on," although they [both] recite the Scripture. Thus the polytheists
speak the same as their words. But Allāh will
judge between them on the Day of Resurrection concerning that over which they
used to differ.
114. And who are more unjust than those who prevent
the name of Allāh from being mentioned in His
mosques and strive toward their destruction. It is not for them to enter them
except in fear. For them in this world is disgrace, and they will have in the
Hereafter a great punishment.
115. And to Allāh
belongs the east and the west. So wherever you [might] turn, there is the Face
of Allāh. Indeed, Allāh
is all-Encompassing and Knowing.
116. They say, "Allāh
has taken a son." Exalted is He! Rather, to Him belongs whatever is in the
heavens and the earth. All are devoutly obedient to Him,
117. Originator of the heavens and the earth. When
He decrees a matter, He only says to it, "Be," and it is.
118. Those who do not know say, “Why does Allāh not speak to us or there come to us a sign?”
Thus spoke those before them like their words. Their hearts resemble each
other. We have shown clearly the signs to a people who are certain [in faith].
119. Indeed, We have sent you, [O Muúammad], with
the truth as a bringer of good tidings and a warner, and you will not be asked
about the companions of Hellfire.
120. And never will the Jews or the Christians
approve of you until you follow their religion. Say, “Indeed, the guidance of Allāh is the [only] guidance." If you were to
follow their desires after what has come to you of knowledge, you would have
against Allāh no protector or helper.
121. Those to whom We have given the Book recite it
with its true recital. They [are the ones who] believe in it. And whoever
disbelieves in it – it is they who are the losers.
122. O Children of Israel, remember My favor which I
have bestowed upon you and that I preferred you over the worlds.
123. And fear a Day when no soul will suffice for
another soul at all, and no compensation will be accepted from it, nor will any
intercession benefit it, nor will they be aided.
124. And [mention, O Muúammad], when Abraham was
tried by his Lord with commands and he fulfilled them. [Allāh] said, "Indeed, I will make you a leader for the
people." [Abraham] said, "And of my descendants?" [Allāh] said, "My covenant does not include the
125. And [mention] when We made the House a place
of return for the people and [a place of] security. And take, [O believers],
from the standing place of Abraham a place of prayer. And We charged Abraham
and Ishmael, [saying], "Purify My House for those who perform ‹awāf and
those who are staying [there] for worship and those who bow and prostrate [in
126. And [mention] when Abraham said, "My Lord,
make this a secure city and provide its people with fruits – whoever of them
believes in Allāh and the Last Day." [Allāh] said. "And whoever disbelieves – I will
grant him enjoyment for a little; then I will force him to the punishment of
the Fire, and wretched is the destination."
127. And [mention] when Abraham was raising the
foundations of the House and [with him] Ishmael, [saying], "Our Lord,
accept [this] from us. Indeed You are the Hearing, the Knowing.
128. Our Lord, and make us Muslims [in submission]
to You and from our descendants a Muslim nation [in submission] to You. And
show us our rites and accept our repentance. Indeed, You are the Accepting of
repentance, the Merciful.
129. Our Lord, and send among them a messenger from
themselves who will recite to them Your verses and teach them the Book and
wisdom and purify them. Indeed, You are the Exalted in Might, the Wise."
130. And who would be averse to the religion of
Abraham except one who makes a fool of himself. And We had chosen him in this
world, and indeed he, in the Hereafter, will be among the righteous.
131. When his Lord said to him, "Submit",
he said "I have submitted [in Islām] to the Lord of the worlds."
132. And Abraham instructed his sons [to do the
same] and [so did] Jacob, [saying], "O my sons, indeed Allāh has chosen for you this religion, so do not die
except while you are Muslims."
133. Or were you witnesses when death approached
Jacob, when he said to his sons, "What will you worship after me?"
They said, "We will worship your God and the God of your fathers, Abraham
and Ishmael and Isaac – one God. And we are Muslims [in submission] to
134. That was a nation which has passed on. It will
have [the consequence of] what it earned, and you will have what you have
earned. And you will not be asked about what they used to do.
135. They say, "Be Jews or Christians [so] you
will be guided." Say, "Rather, [we follow] the religion of Abraham,
inclining toward truth, and he was not of the polytheists."
136. Say, [O believers], "We have believed in Allāh and what has been revealed to us and what has
been revealed to Abraham and Ishmael and Isaac and Jacob and the Descendants
and what was given to Moses and Jesus and what was given to the prophets from
their Lord. We make no distinction between any of them, and we are Muslims [in
submission] to Him."
137. So if they believe in the same as you believe
in, then they have been [rightly] guided; but if they turn away, they are only
in dissension, and Allāh will be sufficient for
you against them. And He is the Hearing, the Knowing.
138. [And say, "Ours is] the religion of Allāh. And who is better than Allāh in [ordaining] religion? And we are worshippers of
139. Say, [O Muúammad], "Do you argue with us
about Allāh while He is our Lord and your Lord?
For us are our deeds, and for you are your deeds. And we are sincere [in deed
and intention] to Him."
140. Or do you say that Abraham and Ishmael and
Isaac and Jacob and the Descendants were Jews or Christians? Say, "Are you
more knowing or is Allāh?" And who is more
unjust than one who conceals a testimony he has from Allāh?
And Allāh is not unaware of what you do.
141. That is a nation which has passed on. It will
have [the consequence of] what it earned, and you will have what you have
earned. And you will not be asked about what they used to do.
142. The foolish among the people will say,
"What has turned them away from their qiblah, which they used to
face?" Say, “To Allāh belongs the east and
the west. He guides whom He wills to a straight path."
143. And thus we have made you a just community that
you will be witnesses over the people and the Messenger will be a witness over
you. And We did not make the qiblah which you used to face except that We might
make evident who would follow the Messenger from who would turn back on his
heels. And indeed, it is difficult except for those whom Allāh has guided. And never would Allāh have caused you to lose your faith. Indeed Allāh is, to the people, Kind and Merciful.
144. We have certainly seen the turning of your
face, [O Muúammad], toward the heaven, and We will surely turn you to a qiblah
with which you will be pleased. So turn your face toward al-Masjid al-îarām.
And wherever you [believers] are, turn your faces toward it [in prayer].
Indeed, those who have been given the Scripture well know that it is the truth
from their Lord. And Allāh is not unaware of
what they do.
145. And if you brought to those who were given the
Scripture every sign, they would not follow your qiblah. Nor will you be a
follower of their qiblah. Nor would they be followers of one another's qiblah.
So if you were to follow their desires after what has come to you of knowledge,
indeed, you would then be among the wrongdoers.
146. Those to whom We gave the Scripture know him as
they know their own sons. But indeed, a party of them conceal the truth while
they know [it].
147. The truth is from your Lord, so never be among
148. For each [religious following] is a direction
toward which it faces. So race to [all that is] good. Wherever you may be, Allāh will bring you forth [for judgement] all
together. Indeed, Allāh is over all things
149. So from wherever you go out [for prayer, O
Muúammad] turn your face toward al-Masjid al-îarām, and indeed, it is the truth
from your Lord. And Allāh is not unaware of
what you do.
150. And from wherever you go out [for prayer], turn
your face toward al-Masjid al-îarām. And wherever you [believers] may be, turn
your faces toward it in order that the people will not have any argument
against you, except for those of them who commit wrong; so fear them not but
fear Me. And [it is] so I may complete My favor upon you and that you may be
151. Just as We have sent among you a messenger from
yourselves reciting to you Our verses and purifying you and teaching you the
Book and wisdom and teaching you that which you did not know.
152. So remember Me; I will remember you. And be
grateful to Me and do not deny Me.
153. O you who have believed, seek help through
patience and prayer. Indeed, Allāh is with the
154. And do not say about those who are killed in
the way of Allāh, "They are dead."
Rather, they are alive, but you perceive [it] not.
155. And We will surely test you with something of
fear and hunger and a loss of wealth and lives and fruits, but give good
tidings to the patient,
156. Who, when disaster strikes them, say,
"Indeed we belong to Allāh, and indeed to
Him we will return."
157. Those are the ones upon whom are blessings from
their Lord and mercy. And it is those who are the [rightly] guided.
158. Indeed, a§-êafā and al-Marwah are among the
symbols of Allāh. So whoever makes úajj to the
House or performs ‘umrah – there is no blame upon him for walking between them.
And whoever volunteers good – then indeed, Allāh
is appreciative and Knowing.
159. Indeed, those who conceal what We sent down of
clear proofs and guidance after We made it clear for the people in the
Scripture – those are cursed by Allāh and
cursed by those who curse,
160. Except for those who repent and correct
themselves and make evident [what they concealed]. Those – I will accept their
repentance, and I am the Accepting of repentance, the Merciful.
161. Indeed, those who disbelieve and die while they
are disbelievers – upon them will be the curse of Allāh
and of the angels and the people, all together,
162. Abiding eternally therein. The punishment will
not be lightened for them, nor will they be reprieved.
163. And your god is one God. There is no deity
[worthy of worship] except Him, the Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful.
164. Indeed, in the creation of the heavens and
earth, and the alternation of the night and the day, and the [great] ships
which sail through the sea with that which benefits people, and what Allāh has sent down from the heavens of rain, giving
life thereby to the earth after its lifelessness and dispersing therein every
[kind of] moving creature, and [His] directing of the winds and the clouds
controlled between the heaven and the earth are signs for a people who use
165. And [yet], among the people are those who take
other than Allāh as equals [to Him]. They love
them as they [should] love Allāh. But those who
believe are stronger in love for Allāh. And if
only they who have wronged would consider [that] when they see the punishment,
[they will be certain] that all power belongs to Allāh
and that Allāh is severe in punishment.
166. [And they should consider that] when those who
have been followed disassociate themselves from those who followed [them], and
they [all] see the punishment, and cut off from them are the ties [of
167. Those who followed will say, "If only we
had another turn [at worldly life] so we could disassociate ourselves from them
as they have disassociated themselves from us." Thus will Allāh show them their deeds as regrets upon them. And
they are never to emerge from the Fire.
168. O mankind, eat from whatever is on earth [that
is] lawful and good and do not follow the footsteps of Satan. Indeed, he is to
you a clear enemy.
169. He only orders you to evil and immorality and
to say about Allāh what you do not know.
170. And when it is said to them, "Follow what Allāh has revealed," they say, "Rather, we
will follow that which we found our fathers doing." Even though their
fathers understood nothing, nor were they guided?
171. The example of those who disbelieve is like
that of one who shouts at what hears nothing but calls and cries cattle or
sheep – deaf, dumb and blind, so they do not understand.
172. O you who have believed, eat from the good
things which We have provided for you and be grateful to Allāh if it is [indeed] Him that you worship.
173. He has only forbidden to you dead animals,
blood, the flesh of swine, and that which has been dedicated to other than Allāh. But whoever is forced [by necessity], neither
desiring [it] nor transgressing [its limit], there is no sin upon him. Indeed, Allāh is Forgiving and Merciful.
174. Indeed, they who conceal what Allāh has sent down of the Book and exchange it for a
small price – those consume not into their bellies except the Fire. And Allāh will not speak to them on the Day of
Resurrection, nor will He purify them. And they will have a painful punishment.
175. Those are the ones who have exchanged guidance
for error and forgiveness for punishment. How patient they are in pursuit of
176. That is [deserved by them] because Allāh has sent down the Book in truth. And indeed,
those who differ over the Book are in extreme dissension.
177. Righteousness is not that you turn your faces
toward the east or the west, but [true] righteousness is [in] one who believes
in Allāh, the Last Day, the angels, the Book,
and the prophets and gives wealth, in spite of love for it, to relatives,
orphans, the needy, the traveler, those who ask [for help], and for freeing
slaves; [and who] establishes prayer and gives zakāh; [those who] fulfill their
promise when they promise; and [those who] are patient in poverty and hardship
and during battle. Those are the ones who have been true, and it is those who
are the righteous.
178. O you who have believed, prescribed for you is
legal retribution for those murdered – the free for the free, the slave for the
slave, and the female for the female. But whoever overlooks from his brother
anything, then there should be a suitable follow-up and payment to him with
good conduct. This is an alleviation from your Lord and a mercy. But whoever
transgresses after that will have a painful punishment.
179. And there is for you in legal retribution
[saving of] life, O you [people] of understanding, that you may become
180. Prescribed for you when death approaches [any]
one of you if he leaves wealth [is that he should make] a bequest for the
parents and near relatives according to what is acceptable – a duty upon the
181. Then whoever alters the bequest after he has
heard it – the sin is only upon those who have altered it. Indeed, Allāh is Hearing and Knowing.
182. But if one fears from the bequeather [some]
error or sin and corrects that which is between them, there is no sin upon him.
Indeed, Allāh is Forgiving and Merciful.
183. O you who have believed, decreed upon you is
fasting as it was decreed upon those before you that you may become righteous –
184. [Fasting for] a limited number of days. So
whoever among you is ill or on a journey [during them] – then an equal number
of days [are to be made up]. And upon those who are able [to fast, but with
hardship] – a ransom [as substitute] of feeding a poor person [each day]. And
whoever volunteers excess – it is better for him. But to fast is best for you,
if you only knew.
185. The month of Ramadhān [is that] in which was
revealed the Qur’ān, a guidance for the people and clear proofs of guidance and
criterion. So whoever sights [the new moon of] the month, let him fast it; and
whoever is ill or on a journey – then an equal number of other days. Allāh intends for you ease and does not intend for
you hardship and [wants] for you to complete the period and to glorify Allāh for that [to] which He has guided you; and
perhaps you will be grateful.
186. And when My servants ask you, [O Muúammad],
concerning Me – indeed I am near. I respond to the invocation of the supplicant
when he calls upon Me. So let them respond to Me [by obedience] and believe in
Me that they may be [rightly] guided.
187. It has been made permissible for you the night
preceding fasting to go to your wives [for sexual relations]. They are clothing
for you and you are clothing for them. Allāh
knows that you used to deceive yourselves, so He accepted your repentance and
forgave you. So now, have relations with them and seek that which Allāh has decreed for you. And eat and drink until
the white thread of dawn becomes distinct to you from the black thread [of
night]. Then complete the fast until the sunset. And do not have relations with
them as long as you are staying for worship in the mosques. These are the
limits [set by] Allāh, so do not approach them.
Thus does Allāh make clear His ordinances to
the people that they may become righteous.
188. And do not consume one another's wealth
unjustly or send it [in bribery] to the rulers in order that [they might aid]
you [to] consume a portion of the wealth of the people in sin, while you know
[it is unlawful].
189. They ask you, [O Muúammad], about the new
moons. Say, "They are measurements of time for the people and for
úajj." And it is not righteousness to enter houses from the back, but
righteousness is [in] one who fears Allah. And enter houses from their doors.
And fear Allāh that you may succeed.
190. Fight in the way of Allāh
those who fight you but do not transgress. Indeed. Allāh
does not like transgressors.
191. And kill them wherever you overtake them and
expel them from wherever they have expelled you, and fitnah is worse than
killing. And do not fight them at al-Masjid al-îarām until they fight you
there. But if they fight you, then kill them. Such is the recompense of the
192. And if they cease, then indeed, Allāh is Forgiving and Merciful.
193. Fight them until there is no [more] fitnah and
[until] worship is [acknowledged to be] for Allāh.
But if they cease, then there is to be no aggression except against the
194. [Fighting in] the sacred month is for
[aggression committed in] the sacred month, and for [all] violations is legal
retribution. So whoever has assaulted you, then assault him in the same way
that he has assaulted you. And fear Allāh and
know that Allāh is with those who fear Him.
195. And spend in the way of Allāh and do not throw [yourselves] with your [own] hands into
destruction [by refraining]. And do good; indeed, Allāh
loves the doers of good.
196. And complete the úajj and ‘umrah for Allāh. But if you are prevented, then [offer] what
can be obtained with ease of sacrificial animals. And do not shave your heads
until the sacrificial animal has reached its place of slaughter. And whoever
among you is ill or has an ailment of the head [making shaving necessary must
offer] a ransom of fasting [three days] or charity or sacrifice. And when you
are secure, then whoever performs ‘umrah [during the úajj months] followed by
úajj [offers] what can be obtained with ease of sacrificial animals. And
whoever cannot find [or afford such an animal] – then a fast of three days
during úajj and of seven when you have returned [home]. Those are ten complete
[days]. This is for those whose family is not in the area of al-Masjid al-îarām.
And fear Allāh and know that Allāh is severe in penalty.
197. îajj is [during] well-known months, so whoever
has made úajj obligatory upon himself therein [by entering the state of iúrām],
there is [to be for him] no sexual relations and no disobedience and no
disputing during úajj. And whatever good you do – Allāh
knows it. And take provisions, but indeed, the best provision is fear of Allāh. And fear Me, O you of understanding.
198. There is no blame upon you for seeking bounty
from your Lord [during úajj]. But when you depart from ‘Arafāt, remember Allāh at al- Mash‘ar al-îarām. And remember Him, as
He has guided you, for indeed, you were before that among those astray.
199. Then depart from the place from where [all] the
people depart and ask forgiveness of Allāh.
Indeed, Allāh is Forgiving and Merciful.
200. And when you have completed your rites,
remember Allāh like your [previous] remembrance
of your fathers or with [much] greater remembrance. And among the people is he
who says, "Our Lord, give us in this world," and he will have in the
Hereafter no share.
201. But among them is he who says, "Our Lord,
give us in this world [that which is] good and in the Hereafter [that which is]
good and protect us from the punishment of the Fire."
202. Those will have a share of what they have
earned, and Allāh is swift in account.
203. And remember Allāh
during [specific] numbered days. Then whoever hastens [his departure] in two
days – there is no sin upon him; and whoever delays [until the third] – there
is no sin upon him – for him who fears Allāh.
And fear Allāh and know that unto Him you will
204. And of the people is he whose speech pleases
you in worldly life, and he calls Allāh to
witness as to what is in his heart, yet he is the fiercest of opponents.
205. And when he goes away, he strives throughout
the land to cause corruption therein and destroy crops and animals. And Allāh does not like corruption.
206. And when it is said to him, "Fear Allāh," pride in the sin takes hold of him.
Sufficient for him is Hellfire, and how wretched is the resting place.
207. And of the people is he who sells himself,
seeking means to the approval of Allāh. And Allāh is kind to [His] servants.
208. O you who have believed, enter into Islām
completely [and perfectly] and do not follow the footsteps of Satan. Indeed, he
is to you a clear enemy.
209. But if you deviate after clear proofs have come
to you, then know that Allāh is Exalted in
Might and Wise.
210. Do they await but that Allāh
should come to them in covers of clouds and the angels [as well] and the matter
is [then] decided? And to Allāh [all] matters
211. Ask the Children of Israel how many a sign of
evidence We have given them. And whoever exchanges the favor of Allāh [for disbelief] after it has come to him – then
indeed, Allāh is severe in penalty.
212. Beautified for those who disbelieve is the life
of this world, and they ridicule those who believe. But those who fear Allāh are above them on the Day of Resurrection. And Allāh gives provision to whom He wills without
213. Mankind was [of] one religion [before their
deviation]; then Allāh sent the prophets as
bringers of good tidings and warners and sent down with them the Scripture in
truth to judge between the people concerning that in which they differed. And
none differed over the Scripture except those who were given it – after the
clear proofs came to them – out of jealous animosity among themselves. And Allāh guided those who believed to the truth
concerning that over which they had differed, by His permission. And Allāh guides whom He wills to a straight path.
214. Or do you think that you will enter Paradise
while such [trial] has not yet come to you as came to those who passed on
before you? They were touched by poverty and hardship and were shaken until
[even their] messenger and those who believed with him said," When is the
help of Allāh?" Unquestionably, the help
of Allāh is near.
215. They ask you, [O Muúammad], what they should
spend. Say, "Whatever you spend of good is [to be] for parents and
relatives and orphans and the needy and the traveler. And whatever you do of
good – indeed, Allāh is Knowing of it."
216. Fighting has been enjoined upon you while it is
hateful to you. But perhaps you hate a thing and it is good for you; and
perhaps you love a thing and it is bad for you. And Allāh
Knows, while you know not.
217. They ask you about the sacred month – about
fighting therein. Say, "Fighting therein is great [sin], but averting
[people] from the way of Allāh and disbelief in
Him and [preventing access to] al-Masjid al-îarām and the expulsion of its
people therefrom are greater [evil] in the sight of Allāh.
And fitnah is greater than killing." And they will continue to fight you
until they turn you back from your religion if they are able. And whoever of
you reverts from his religion [to disbelief] and dies while he is a disbeliever
– for those, their deeds have become worthless in this world and the Hereafter,
and those are the companions of the Fire, they will abide therein eternally.
218. Indeed, those who have believed and those who
have emigrated and fought in the cause of Allāh
– those expect the mercy of Allāh. And Allāh is Forgiving and Merciful.
219. They ask you about wine and gambling. Say,
"In them is great sin and [yet, some] benefit for people. But their sin is
greater than their benefit." And they ask you what they should spend. Say,
"The excess [beyond needs]." Thus Allāh
makes clear to you the verses [of revelation] that you might give thought.
220. To this world and the Hereafter. And they ask
you about orphans. Say, "Improvement for them is best. And if you mix your
affairs with theirs – they are your brothers. And Allāh
knows the corrupter from the amender. And if Allāh
had willed, He could have put you in difficulty. Indeed, Allāh is Exalted in Might and Wise.
221. And do not marry polytheistic women until they
believe. And a believing slave woman is better than a polytheist, even though
she might please you. And do not marry polytheistic men [to your women] until
they believe. And a believing slave is better than a polytheist, even though he
might please you. Those invite [you] to the Fire, but Allāh
invites to Paradise and to forgiveness, by His permission. And He makes clear
His verses to the people that perhaps they may remember.
222. And they ask you about menstruation. Say,
"It is harm, so keep away from wives during menstruation. And do not
approach them until they are pure. And when they have purified themselves, then
come to them from where Allāh has ordained for
you. Indeed, Allāh loves those who are
constantly repentant and loves those who purify themselves."
223. Your wives are a place of sowing of seed for you,
so come to your place of cultivation however you wish and put forth
[righteousness] for yourselves. And fear Allāh
and know that you will meet Him. And give good tidings to the believers.
224. And do not make [your oath by] Allāh an excuse against being righteous and fearing Allāh and making peace among people. And Allāh is Hearing and Knowing.
225. Allāh does not
impose blame upon you for what is unintentional in your oaths, but He imposes
blame upon you for what your hearts have earned. And Allāh
is Forgiving and Forbearing.
226. For those who swear not to have sexual
relations with their wives is a waiting time of four months, but if they return
[to normal relations] – then indeed, Allāh is
Forgiving and Merciful.
227. And if they decide on divorce – then indeed, Allāh is Hearing and Merciful.
228. Divorced women remain in waiting for three
periods, and it is not lawful for them to conceal what Allāh
has created in their wombs if they believe in Allāh
and the Last Day. And their husbands have more right to take them back in this
[period] if they want reconciliation. And due to the wives is similar to what
is expected of them, according to what is reasonable. But the men have a degree
over them [in responsibility and authority]. And Allāh
is Exalted in Might and Wise.
229. Divorce is twice. Then, either keep [her] in an
acceptable manner or release [her] with good treatment. And it is not lawful
for you to take anything of what you have given them unless both fear that they
will not be able to keep [within] the limits of Allāh.
But if you fear that they will not keep [within] the limits of Allāh, then there is no blame upon either of them
concerning that by which she ransoms herself. These are the limits of Allāh, so do not transgress them. And whoever
transgresses the limits of Allāh – it is those
who are the wrongdoers.
230. And if he has divorced her [for the third
time], then she is not lawful to him afterward until [after] she marries a
husband other than him. And if the latter husband divorces her [or dies], there
is no blame upon the woman and her former husband for returning to each other
if they think that they can keep [within] the limits of Allāh. These are the limits of Allāh,
which He makes clear to a people who know.
231. And when you divorce women and they have
[nearly] fulfilled their term, either retain them according to acceptable terms
or release them according to acceptable terms, and do not keep them, intending
harm, to transgress [against them]. And whoever does that has certainly wronged
himself. And do not take the verses of Allāh in
jest. And remember the favor of Allāh upon you
and what has been revealed to you of the Book and wisdom by which He instructs
you. And fear Allāh and know that Allāh is Knowing of all things.
232. And when you divorce women and they have
fulfilled their term, do not prevent them from remarrying their [former]
husbands if they agree among themselves on an acceptable basis. That is
instructed to whoever of you believes in Allāh
and the Last Day. That is better for you and purer, and Allāh knows and you know not.
233. Mothers may breastfeed their children two
complete years for whoever wishes to complete the nursing [period]. Upon the
father is the mothers' provision and their clothing according to what is
acceptable. No person is charged with more than his capacity. No mother should
be harmed through her child, and no father through his child. And upon the
[father's] heir is [a duty] like that [of the father]. And if they both desire
weaning through mutual consent from both of them and consultation, there is no
blame upon either of them. And if you wish to have your children nursed by a
substitute, there is no blame upon you as long as you give payment according to
what is acceptable. And fear Allāh and know
that Allāh is Seeing of what you do.
234. And those who are taken in death among you and
leave wives behind – they, [the wives, shall] wait four months and ten [days].
And when they have fulfilled their term, then there is no blame upon you for
what they do with themselves in an acceptable manner. And Allāh is [fully] Acquainted with what you do.
235. There is no blame upon you for that to which
you [indirectly] allude concerning a proposal to women or for what you conceal
within yourselves. Allāh knows that you will
have them in mind. But do not promise them secretly except for saying a proper
saying. And do not determine to undertake a marriage contract until the decreed
period reaches its end. And know that Allāh
knows what is within yourselves, so beware of Him. And know that Allāh is Forgiving and Forbearing.
236. There is no blame upon you if you divorce women
you have not touched nor specified for them an obligation. But give them [a
gift of] compensation – the wealthy according to his capability and the poor
according to his capability – a provision according to what is acceptable, a
duty upon the doers of good.
237. And if you divorce them before you have touched
them and you have already specified for them an obligation, then [give] half of
what you specified – unless they forego the right or the one in whose hand is
the marriage contract foregoes it. And to forego it is nearer to righteousness.
And do not forget graciousness between you. Indeed Allāh,
of whatever you do, is Seeing.
238. Maintain with care the [obligatory] prayers and
[in particular] the middle prayer and stand before Allāh,
239. And if you fear [an enemy, then pray] on foot
or riding. But when you are secure, then remember Allāh
[in prayer], as He has taught you that which you did not [previously] know.
240. And those who are taken in death among you and
leave wives behind – for their wives is a bequest: maintenance for one year
without turning [them] out. But if they leave [of their own accord], then there
is no blame upon you for what they do with themselves in an acceptable way. And
Allāh is Exalted in Might and Wise.
241. And for divorced women is a provision according
to what is acceptable – a duty upon the righteous.
242. Thus does Allāh
make clear to you His verses that you might use reason.
243. Have you not considered those who left their
homes in many thousands, fearing death? Allāh
said to them, "Die"; then He restored them to life. And Allāh is full of bounty to the people, but most of
the people do not show gratitude.
244. And fight in the cause of Allāh and know that Allāh
is Hearing and Knowing.
245. Who is it that would loan Allāh a goodly loan so He may multiply it for him
many times over? And it is Allāh who withholds
and grants abundance, and to Him you will be returned.
246. Have you not considered the assembly of the
Children of Israel after [the time of] Moses when they said to a prophet of
theirs, "Send to us a king, and we will fight in the way of Allāh"? He said, "Would you perhaps refrain
from fighting if fighting was prescribed for you?" They said, "And
why should we not fight in the cause of Allāh
when we have been driven out from our homes and from our children?" But when
fighting was prescribed for them, they turned away, except for a few of them.
And Allāh is Knowing of the wrongdoers.
247. And their prophet said to them, "Indeed, Allāh has sent to you Saul as a king." They
said, "How can he have kingship over us while we are more worthy of
kingship than him and he has not been given any measure of wealth?" He
said, "Indeed, Allāh has chosen him over
you and has increased him abundantly in knowledge and stature. And Allāh gives His sovereignty to whom He wills. And Allāh is all-Encompassing [in favor] and
248. And their prophet said to them, "Indeed,
a sign of his kingship is that the chest will come to you in which is assurance
from your Lord and a remnant of what the family of Moses and the family of Aaron
had left, carried by the angels. Indeed in that is a sign for you, if you are
249. And when Saul went forth with the soldiers, he
said, "Indeed, Allāh will be testing you
with a river. So whoever drinks from it is not of me, and whoever does not
taste it is indeed of me, excepting one who takes [from it] in the hollow of
his hand." But they drank from it, except a [very] few of them. Then when
he had crossed it along with those who believed with him, they said,
"There is no power for us today against Goliath and his soldiers."
But those who were certain that they would meet Allāh
said, "How many a small company has overcome a large company by permission
of Allāh. And Allāh
is with the patient."
250. And when they went forth to [face] Goliath and
his soldiers, they said, "Our Lord, pour upon us patience and plant firmly
our feet and give us victory over the disbelieving people."
251. So they defeated them by permission of Allāh, and David killed Goliath, and Allāh gave him the kingship and prophethood and
taught him from that which He willed. And if it were not for Allāh checking [some] people by means of others, the
earth would have been corrupted, but Allāh is
full of bounty to the worlds.
252. These are the verses of Allāh which We recite to you, [O Muúammad], in truth. And indeed,
you are from among the messengers.
253. Those messengers – some of them We caused to
exceed others. Among them were those to whom Allāh
spoke, and He raised some of them in degree. And We gave Jesus, the Son of
Mary, clear proofs, and We supported him with the Pure Spirit. If Allāh had willed, those [generations] succeeding them
would not have fought each other after the clear proofs had come to them. But
they differed, and some of them believed and some of them disbelieved. And if Allāh had willed, they would not have fought each
other, but Allāh does what He intends.
254. O you who have believed, spend from that which
We have provided for you before there comes a Day in which there is no exchange
and no friendship and no intercession. And the disbelievers – they are the
255. Allāh – there
is no deity except Him, the Ever-Living, the Sustainer of [all] existence.
Neither drowsiness overtakes Him nor sleep. To Him belongs whatever is in the
heavens and whatever is on the earth. Who is it that can intercede with Him
except by His permission? He knows what is [presently] before them and what
will be after them, and they encompass not a thing of His knowledge except for
what He wills. His Kursī extends over the heavens and the earth, and their
preservation tires Him not. And He is the Most High, the Most Great.
256. There shall be no compulsion in [acceptance of]
the religion. The right course has become clear from the wrong. So whoever disbelieves
in ‹āghūt and believes in Allāh has grasped the
most trustworthy handhold with no break in it. And Allāh
is Hearing and Knowing.
257. Allāh is the
ally of those who believe. He brings them out from darknesses into the light.
And those who disbelieve – their allies are ‹āghūt. They take them out of the
light into darknesses. Those are the companions of the Fire; they will abide
258. Have you not considered the one who argued with
Abraham about his Lord [merely] because Allāh
had given him kingship? When Abraham said, "My Lord is the one who gives
life and causes death," he said, "I give life and cause death."
Abraham said, "Indeed, Allāh brings up the
sun from the east, so bring it up from the west." So the disbeliever was
overwhelmed [by astonishment], and Allāh does
not guide the wrongdoing people.
259. Or [consider such an example] as the one who
passed by a township which had fallen into ruin. He said, "How will Allāh bring this to life after its death?" So Allāh caused him to die for a hundred years; then He
revived him. He said, "How long have you remained?" The man said,
"I have remained a day or part of a day." He said, "Rather, you
have remained one hundred years. Look at your food and your drink; it has not
changed with time. And look at your donkey; and We will make you a sign for the
people. And look at the bones [of this donkey] – how We raise them and then We
cover them with flesh." And when it became clear to him, he said, "I
know that Allāh is over all things competent."
260. And [mention] when Abraham said, "My Lord,
show me how You give life to the dead." [Allāh]
said, "Have you not believed?" He said, "Yes, but [I ask] only that
my heart may be satisfied." [Allāh] said,
"Take four birds and commit them to yourself. Then [after slaughtering
them] put on each hill a portion of them; then call them – they will come
[flying] to you in haste. And know that Allāh
is Exalted in Might and Wise."
261. The example of those who spend their wealth in
the way of Allāh is like a seed [of grain]
which grows seven spikes; in each spike is a hundred grains. And Allāh multiplies [His reward] for whom He wills. And Allāh is all-Encompassing and Knowing.
262. Those who spend their wealth in the way of Allāh and then do not follow up what they have spent
with reminders [of it] or [other] injury will have their reward with their
Lord, and there will be no fear concerning them, nor will they grieve.
263. Kind speech and forgiveness are better than
charity followed by injury. And Allāh is Free
of need and Forbearing.
264. O you who have believed, do not invalidate your
charities with reminders or injury as does one who spends his wealth [only] to
be seen by the people and does not believe in Allāh
and the Last Day. His example is like that of a [large] smooth stone upon which
is dust and is hit by a downpour that leaves it bare. They are unable [to keep]
anything of what they have earned. And Allāh
does not guide the disbelieving people.
265. And the example of those who spend their wealth
seeking means to the approval of Allāh and
assuring [reward for] themselves is like a garden on high ground which is hit
by a downpour – so it yields its fruits in double. And [even] if it is not hit
by a downpour, then a drizzle [is sufficient]. And Allāh,
of what you do, is Seeing.
266. Would one of you like to have a garden of palm
trees and grapevines underneath which rivers flow in which he has from every
fruit? But he is afflicted with old age and has weak offspring, and it is hit
by a whirlwind containing fire and is burned. Thus does Allāh make clear to you [His] verses that you might give thought.
267. O you who have believed, spend from the good
things which you have earned and from that which We have produced for you from
the earth. And do not aim toward the defective therefrom, spending [from that]
while you would not take it [yourself] except with closed eyes. And know that Allāh is Free of need and Praiseworthy.
268. Satan threatens you with poverty and orders you
to immorality, while Allāh promises you
forgiveness from Him and bounty. And Allāh is
all-Encompassing and Knowing.
269. He gives wisdom to whom He wills, and whoever
has been given wisdom has certainly been given much good. And none will
remember except those of understanding.
270. And whatever you spend of expenditures or make
of vows – indeed, Allāh knows of it. And for
the wrongdoers there are no helpers.
271. If you disclose your charitable expenditures,
they are good; but if you conceal them and give them to the poor, it is better
for you, and He will remove from you some of your misdeeds [thereby]. And Allāh, with what you do, is [fully] Acquainted.
272. Not upon you, [O Muúammad], is [responsibility
for] their guidance, but Allāh guides whom He
wills. And whatever good you [believers] spend is for yourselves, and you do
not spend except seeking the countenance of Allāh.
And whatever you spend of good – it will be fully repaid to you, and you will
not be wronged.
273. [Charity is] for the poor who have been
restricted for the cause of Allāh, unable to
move about in the land. An ignorant [person] would think them self-sufficient
because of their restraint, but you will know them by their [characteristic]
sign. They do not ask people persistently [or at all]. And whatever you spend
of good – indeed, Allāh is Knowing of it.
274. Those who spend their wealth [in Allāh's way] by night and by day, secretly and
publicly – they will have their reward with their Lord. And no fear will there
be concerning them, nor will they grieve.
275. Those who consume interest cannot stand [on the
Day of Resurrection] except as one stands who is being beaten by Satan into
insanity. That is because they say, "Trade is [just] like interest."
But Allāh has permitted trade and has forbidden
interest. So whoever has received an admonition from his Lord and desists may
have what is past, and his affair rests with Allāh.
But whoever returns to [dealing in interest or usury] – those are the
companions of the Fire; they will abide eternally therein.
276. Allāh destroys
interest and gives increase for charities. And Allāh
does not like every sinning disbeliever.
277. Indeed, those who believe and do righteous
deeds and establish prayer and give zakāh will have their reward with their
Lord, and there will be no fear concerning them, nor will they grieve.
278. O you who have believed, fear Allāh and give up what remains [due to you] of
interest, if you should be believers.
279. And if you do not, then be informed of a war
[against you] from Allāh and His Messenger. But
if you repent, you may have your principal – [thus] you do no wrong, nor are
280. And if someone is in hardship, then [let there
be] postponement until [a time of] ease. But if you give [from your right as]
charity, then it is better for you, if you only knew.
281. And fear a Day when you will be returned to Allāh. Then every soul will be compensated for what
it earned, and they will not be treated unjustly.
282. O you who have believed, when you contract a
debt for a specified term, write it down. And let a scribe write [it] between
you in justice. Let no scribe refuse to write as Allāh
has taught him. So let him write and let the one who has the obligation
dictate. And let him fear Allāh, his Lord, and
not leave anything out of it. But if the one who has the obligation is of
limited understanding or weak or unable to dictate himself, then let his
guardian dictate in justice. And bring to witness two witnesses from among your
men. And if there are not two men [available], then a man and two women from
those whom you accept as witnesses – so that if one of the women errs, then the
other can remind her. And let not the witnesses refuse when they are called
upon. And do not be [too] weary to write it, whether it is small or large, for
its [specified] term. That is more just in the sight of Allāh and stronger as evidence and more likely to prevent doubt
between you, except when it is an immediate transaction which you conduct among
yourselves. For [then] there is no blame upon you if you do not write it. And
take witnesses when you conclude a contract. Let no scribe be harmed or any
witness. For if you do so, indeed, it is [grave] disobedience in you. And fear Allāh. And Allāh
teaches you. And Allāh is Knowing of all
283. And if you are on a journey and cannot find a
scribe, then a security deposit [should be] taken. And if one of you entrusts
another, then let him who is entrusted discharge his trust [faithfully] and let
him fear Allāh, his Lord. And do not conceal
testimony, for whoever conceals it – his heart is indeed sinful, and Allāh is Knowing of what you do.
284. To Allāh
belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is in the earth. Whether you
show what is within yourselves or conceal it, Allāh
will bring you to account for it. Then He will forgive whom He wills and punish
whom He wills, and Allāh is over all things
285. The Messenger has believed in what was revealed
to him from his Lord, and [so have] the believers. All of them have believed in
Allāh and His angels and His books and His
messengers, [saying], "We make no distinction between any of His
messengers." And they say, "We hear and we obey. [We seek] Your
forgiveness, our Lord, and to You is the [final] destination."
286. Allāh does not
charge a soul except [with that within] its capacity. It will have [the
consequence of] what [good] it has gained, and it will bear [the consequence
of] what [evil] it has earned. "Our Lord, do not impose blame upon us if
we have forgotten or erred. Our Lord, and lay not upon us a burden like that
which You laid upon those before us. Our Lord, and burden us not with that
which we have no ability to bear. And pardon us; and forgive us; and have mercy
upon us. You are our protector, so give us victory over the disbelieving