1. O you who have believed, do
not put [yourselves] before Allāh and His
Messenger but fear Allāh. Indeed, Allāh is Hearing and Knowing.
2. O you who have believed, do not raise your voices
above the voice of the Prophet or be loud to him in speech like the loudness of
some of you to others, lest your deeds become worthless while you perceive not.
3. Indeed, those who lower their
voices before the Messenger of Allāh – they are
the ones whose hearts Allāh has tested for
righteousness. For them is forgiveness and great reward.
4. Indeed, those who call you,
[O Muúammad], from behind the chambers – most of them do not use reason.
5. And if they had been patient
until you [could] come out to them, it would have been better for them. But Allāh is Forgiving and Merciful.
6. O you who have believed, if
there comes to you a disobedient one with information, investigate, lest you
harm a people out of ignorance and become, over what you have done, regretful.
7. And know that among you is
the Messenger of Allāh. If he were to obey you
in much of the matter, you would be in difficulty, but Allāh
has endeared to you the faith and has made it pleasing in your hearts and has
made hateful to you disbelief, defiance and disobedience. Those are the
8. [It is] as bounty from Allāh and favor. And Allāh
is Knowing and Wise.
9. And if two factions among the
believers should fight, then make settlement between the two. But if one of them
oppresses the other, then fight against the one that oppresses until it returns
to the ordinance of Allāh. And if it returns,
then make settlement between them in justice and act justly. Indeed, Allāh loves those who act justly.
10. The believers are but brothers, so
make settlement between your brothers. And fear Allāh
that you may receive mercy.
11. O you who have believed, let not a
people ridicule [another] people; perhaps they may be better than them; nor let
women ridicule [other] women; perhaps they may be better than them. And do not
insult one another and do not call each other by [offensive] nicknames.
Wretched is the name of disobedience after [one's] faith. And whoever does not
repent – then it is those who are the wrongdoers.
12. O you who have believed, avoid much
[negative] assumption. Indeed, some assumption is sin. And do not spy or
backbite each other. Would one of you like to eat the flesh of his brother when
dead? You would detest it. And fear Allāh;
indeed, Allāh is Accepting of repentance and
13. O mankind, indeed We have created
you from male and female and made you peoples and tribes that you may know one
another. Indeed, the most noble of you in the sight of Allāh
is the most righteous of you. Indeed, Allāh is
Knowing and Acquainted.
14. The bedouins say, "We have
believed." Say, “You have not [yet] believed; but say [instead], 'We have
submitted,' for faith has not yet entered your hearts. And if you obey Allāh and His Messenger, He will not deprive you from
your deeds of anything. Indeed, Allāh is
Forgiving and Merciful."
15. The believers are only the ones who
have believed in Allāh and His Messenger and
then doubt not but strive with their properties and their lives in the cause of
Allāh. It is those who are the truthful.
16. Say, "Would you acquaint Allāh with your religion while Allāh knows whatever is in the heavens and whatever
is on the earth, and Allāh is Knowing of all
17. They consider it a favor to you that they have accepted
Islām. Say, "Do not consider your Islām a favor to me. Rather, Allāh has conferred favor upon you that He has guided
you to the faith, if you should be truthful."
18. Indeed, Allāh
knows the unseen [aspects] of the heavens and the earth. And Allāh is Seeing of what you do.