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al-Hashr (Exile, Banishment)
as rendered by Amatul Rahman Omar

Amatul Rahman Omar rendition of Surah Exile, Banishment(al-Hashr)
59:1 Whatever lies in the heavens and whatever lies in the earth declares the glory of Allah. He is the All-Mighty, the All-Wise.
59:2 It is He Who turned out from their homes those who had disbelieved (- Banu Nadzir) from among the People of the Scripture on (the occasion of) the first banishment. You never thought that they would quit, while they (themselves) thought that their strongholds would defend them against (the judgment of) Allah. But (the punishment from) Allah came upon them from quarters they little expected. He struck their hearts with terror so that they demolished their houses (partly) with their own hands and (what remained of them was being destroyed) at the hands of the believers. So take warning from them O you who have insight!
59:3 And had not Allah decreed exile for them, He would have punished them (in some other way) in this world, and in the Hereafter they shall certainly have the punishment of the Fire,
59:4 Because they cut themselves off from Allah and His Messenger and he who cut himself from Allah (should bear in mind) that Allah is severe in retribution.
59:5 You cut down no palm-tree (of theirs) bearing small dates of inferior quality or left it standing on its roots but it was by Allah's leave. (Allah gave you this leave) so that He might disgrace the transgressors.
59:6 Whatever (property and goods) Allah has given as spoils to His Messenger (and taken away) from these (enemies after they had made preparation for war against the Muslims, is of God's grace). You made no expedition with either cavalry or camelry for (the attainment of) this. Rather the fact is that Allah gives His Messengers authority over whom He will. Allah is Possessor of every prudential power to do all things desired (by Him).
59:7 Whatever (property and wealth) Allah has given to His Messenger without warfare as spoils, (taking it) from the dwellers of the towns, it is for Allah, His Messenger and for the near of kin and the orphans and the needy and the wayfarer. (It has been) so (ordained) that the (wealth) should not circulate (only) among your rich people. And take whatever the Messenger gives you and forbear from what he forbids you. Take Allah as a shield. Surely, Allah is Severe in retribution.
59:8 (The wealth so obtained is also meant) for the poor (indigent) Refugees (- Muhajirin) who have been turned out of their houses and (made to part with) their possessions (while they were) seeking the grace and bounty from Allah and (His) good pleasure, and who helped (the cause of) Allah and His Messenger. They are the people who prove their claim (of being sincere in their faith and) to be true.
59:9 And (in this wealth there is also a share) for those (Ansar, the Helpers) who had settled in the city (of Madinah) and had embraced the Faith before these (Refugees arrived there). They love those who migrated to them for refuge and (who) even though poverty be their own lot, found no desire in their hearts for that which is given to these (Refugees) but they gave them (Refugees) preference over themselves. And (bear in mind that) those saved from the covetousness of their souls are the ones to achieve the goal.
59:10 And (this is also meant for) those who came (into the fold of Islam) after them. They say, `Our Lord! protect us and our brethren who took precedence over us in (accepting) the faith and let no rancour or spite occupy our hearts against those who believe. Our Lord! You are surely Compassionate, Ever Merciful.'
59:11 Have you not given thought to (the case of) those who practice hypocrisy. They say to their (friendly Jewish) brethren, those from the People of the Scripture who have committed breach of faith, `If you are turned out (of Madinah) we will certainly leave with you and we will never obey anyone where you are concerned. And if you are fought against, we will certainly help you.' But Allah bears witness that they are surely liars.
59:12 If they are turned out they will never leave with them and if they are fought against, they will never help them. And if ever they come out to their help then they will surely run away showing (their) backs, and then they themselves will have none to help them.
59:13 (Muslims!) the truth is that you are (held) in a greater fear than (these hypocrites hold of) Allah. That is because they are a people who are devoid of (all) reason.
59:14 They (- the Jews) will not (even) fight against you offering a joint front. They will fight only (from) within fortified towns or from behind ramparts. Their fighting spirit among themselves is (desperately) severe. You think them to be united but their hearts are divided. That is because they are a people who do not refrain (from mischief).
59:15 (Their case is) like the case of (Banu Qainuqa`, a Jew tribe at Madinah) their immediate predecessors (who were defeated). They suffered the evil consequences of their (evil) doings, and they received a woeful punishment.
59:16 Again, (the case of the hypocrites is) like (that of) satan. Behold! he says to a human being, `Disbelieve!' But when he disbelieves, he says, `I have nothing to do with you. I fear Allah, the Lord of the worlds.'
59:17 And the end of both of them is that they are both in the fire. There these two shall abide (for a long time). Such is the recompense of the wrongdoers.
59:18 O you who believe! be mindful of your duty to Allah. Let every soul look to what it sends forward for the morrow (- the Day of Requital). And take Allah as a shield (to guard against the consequences of evils and further commitment of them). Verily, Allah is Well Aware of all that you do.
59:19 And do not be like those who gave Allah up so that He too made them give their ownselves up. It is they who are downright sinners.
59:20 The inmates of the Fire and the owners of the Garden of (Paradise) are not alike. It is the owners of the Garden that have achieved their goal.
59:21 Had We revealed this Qur'an on a mountain, you would have surely seen it falling down in all humility and splitting asunder for awe of Allah. These are wonderful things which We narrate for mankind that they may give thought.
59:22 He is Allah, He is the One beside whom there is no other, cannot be and will never be One worthy of worship but He. (He is) the Knower of the unseen and the seen. He is the Most Gracious, the Ever Merciful.
59:23 He is Allah, beside whom there is no other, cannot be and will never be One worthy of worship but He, (He is) the Supreme Sovereign, the Holy One, the Most Perfect, Bestower of peaceful Security, the Guardian, the All-Mighty, the Compensator of losses, the Possessor of all greatness. Holy is Allah, far beyond and above the things they associate with Him.
59:24 He is Allah, the Creator of (the matter and the spirit), the Maker, the Bestower of forms (and fashioner of everything suiting to its requirement). All fair attributes belong to Him. All that lies in the heavens and the earth declares His glory; He is the All-Mighty, the All-Wise.


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