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at-Taubah (Repentance)
as rendered by Mohammad Shafi

Mohammad Shafi rendition of Surah Repentance(at-Taubah)
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9:1 Abrogation of any obligation, by Allah and His Messenger, under any treaty you made with any polytheists.h
9:2 So travel freely on earth for four months and know that you cannot frustrate Allah and that Allah will bring disgrace to those who suppress the Truth.
9:3 And a proclamation from Allah and His Messenger to the people on the day of the great pilgrimage that Allah and His Messenger are free from any contractual obligations to the idolaters. If you then repent, it will be better for you, and if you turn away, then know that you cannot frustrate Allah. And pronounce painful punishment to those who suppress the Truth!
9:4 But as for those of the polytheists with whom you have a treaty, then they have not failed you in anything and have not backed up any one against you, fulfill their treaty to the end of its term. Indeed, Allah loves those who fear Him and do righteous things.
9:5 Then when the prohibited months pass away, kill the idolaters wherever you find them, seize and besiege them and lie in wait for them at every place for ambush. Then if theyh repent, establish proper prayer and give charity, leave their way free to them. Indeed, Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.
9:6 And if any of the idolaters seeks protection from you, grant him protection till he hears Allah's Word, then take him to his place of safety. It is so ordained because they are a people who do not know.
9:7 How can there be a treaty for the polytheists with Allah and with His Messenger except for those with whom you made a treaty at the Sacred Place of Worship? Then, as long as they are true to you, be true to them. Allah does indeed love those who fear Him and do righteous deeds.
9:8 And how can there be a treaty when, if they prevail against you they would not heed ties of relationship with you, or those of a covenant. They please you with their mouths while their hearts are averse. And most of them are corrupt.
9:9 They have traded Allah's Verses/signs for a small price and then they turn people away from His Path. What they do is certainly bad.
9:10 They do not heed ties of relationship with a believer, or those of a covenant. And these are the hostile ones.
9:11 Then if they repent, establish proper prayer and give charity, they are your brethren in faith. And We make the Verses/signs clear for people that are knowledgeable.
9:12 And if they break their terms after their covenant and taunt your religion, then fight the leading lights of the suppression of Truth — the terms are nothing to them, indeed — so that they may desist.
9:13 Will you not fight a people, who broke their terms of agreement and tried hard for expulsion of the Messenger and attacked you first!? Are you afraid of them? But Allah it is Who has the right to be afraid of, if you do believe!
9:14 Fight them! Allah will punish them by your hands, bring them to disgrace and assist you against them. And He will heal the hearts of a believing people.
9:15 And remove the anguish of their hearts. And Allah grants pardon to whom He wills. And Allah is Knowledgeable, Wise.
9:16 Do you think that you will be spared before Allah has known those of you who have struggled hard in Allah's Path and have not taken any sanctuary besides Allah, His Messenger and the believers? And Allah is aware of what you do.
9:17 The idolaters cannot be maintainers of the places for worshipping Allah while bearing witness against themselves to suppression of the Truth. These it is who have nullified their deeds, and in the Fire shall they abide.
9:18 Only he shall visit and maintain the places for worshipping Allah who believes in Allah and the Last Day, establishes proper prayer, gives charity and fears none but Allah. These it is who are among those on right guidance.
9:19 Do you consider serving drinks to the pilgrims and maintaining the Sacred Place of Worship like the deed of one who believes in Allah and the Last Day and strives hard in Allah's Path? They are not equal in Allah's sight. And Allah does not guide the people who do wrong.
9:20 Those that believed and migrated, and strove hard in Allah's Path with their wealth and their lives, are higher in rank in Allah's sight. And those are the achievers.
9:21 Their Lord gives them good news of His mercy and pleasure and of gardens wherein there shall be everlasting blessings for them.
9:22 They shall live therein for ever. Indeed, Allah has a great reward with Him.
9:23 O you who believe! Do not take your fathers and your brothers as awliya if they love suppression of the Truth more than faith in the Truth. And those of you who take them as awliya, those it is that do wrong.
9:24 Say, "If your fathers and your sons and your brethren and your mates and your kinsfolk and property which you have acquired, and the trade — slackness of which you fear — and dwellings which you like, are dearer to you than Allah and His Messenger and striving in His Path, then wait till Allah manifests His command. And Allah does not guide the corrupt people."
9:25 Certainly Allah helped you in many battlefields and on the day of Hunain, when your being in great numbers pleased you, but they availed you nothing and the earth, vast as it is, narrowed upon you. Then you turned back retreating.
9:26 Then Allah caused His Messenger and the believers to be calm and He sent down forces you did not see and He punished those who suppressed the Truth. And that is the recompense for the suppressors of the Truth!
9:27 Then, after that, Allah pardons whom He wills. And Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.
9:28 O you who believe! The polytheists are nothing but pollution. So they shall not approach the Sacred Place of Worship after this year. And if you fear poverty then Allah will enrich you out of His grace if He wills. Indeed, Allah is Knowledgeable, Wise.
9:29 Fight those who do not believe in Allah, nor in the Last Day, nor prohibit what Allah and His Messenger have prohibited, and fight those people of the Book, who do not follow the Religion of the Truth, until they willingly pay tax as subjects.
9:30 And the Jews say, "Uzayr is the son of Allah." And the Christians say, "The Messiah is the son of Allah." These are their oral sayings. They imitate the saying of those who suppressed the Truth before. May Allah destroy them; how deluded are they!
9:31 They have taken their rabbis and their priests and the Messiah, son of Mary, for lords besides Allah. And they were not enjoined but that they have none but One Allah to worship. There is no god but He. HE is too high in glory, above what they worship besides Him.
9:32 They wish to put out Allah's light with their mouths, and Allah refuses to consent to anything but to perfect His light, even though the suppressors of the Truth are averse.
9:33 HE it is Who sent His Messenger with guidance and the Religion (Way of Life) of the Truth, that He might cause it to prevail over all religions, even though the polytheists are averse.
9:34 O you who believe! Indeed, many of the rabbis and the priests eat away people's property falsely, and turn them away from Allah's Path.h And to those, who hoard up gold and silver and do not spend it in Allah's Path, announce a painful punishment,
9:35 On the day when ithshall be heated hot in the fire of hell, then their foreheads and their sides and their backs shall be branded with it. This is what you hoarded up for yourselves, therefore taste what you hoarded.
9:36 Indeed, since the day when Allah created the heavens and the earth, the number of months recorded with Allah is twelve, of which four are sacred.That is the established way. So, commit no wrong in this regard and fight the polytheists in the same total way as they fight you. And know that Allah is with those who fear Him and do righteous things.
9:37 The intercalation in a calendar is only an addition to the suppression of the Truth, wherewith the suppressors are led astray. They treat a month as non-sacred during one year and make it sacred in another to make up the number of months that Allah has made sacred. Thus do they then violate the sanctity of what Allah has made sacred! The evil of their deeds is made to seem fair to them. And Allah does not guide the people who suppress the Truth.
9:38 O you who believe! What is the matter with you that when you are asked to set out in Allah's Path, you cling heavily to the earth? Do you prefer this life to the Hereafter when the provisions of this life count for nothing but little in the Hereafter?
9:39 If set you out not, He will punish you with a painful punishment and replace you with another people, and you can do Him no harm! And Allah has power over all things.
9:40 If you help him not, Allah did certainly help him when those who suppressed the Truth expelled him. He was one of the two in the cave when he said to his companion, "Grieve not, Allah is indeed with us." Then Allah caused him to be calm and peaceful and strengthened him with armies you couldn't see. And He lowered the word of those who suppressed the Truth and raised the word of Allah high. And Allah is Omnipotent, Wise.
9:41 Set out light and heavy, and strive hard in Allah's Path with your property and your persons! This is better for you, if you would know.
9:42 Had it been a near expedition and a short journey, they would certainly have followed you, but the long journey was too much for them. And they swear by Allah, "If only we could, we would certainly have set out with you." They are killing their own souls, and Allah knows for certain that they are lying!
9:43 May Allah pardon you (the Prophet)! Why did you exempt them before it became clear to you as to who were speaking the truth and you knew who the liars were?
9:44 Those who believe in Allah and the Last Day do not ask you to exempt them from exerting themselves in Allah's Path with their wealth and their persons. And Allah knows those who guard against evil.
9:45 Only those, who do not believe in Allah and the Last Day, ask you for exemption and their hearts are in doubt. And they waver in their doubts.
9:46 And if they had really intended to set out, they would certainly have prepared for it. But Allah did not like them proceeding, so He held them back. And they were told to sit back with those who sit back.
9:47 Had they been out in your midst, they would have added nothing but corruption in your ranks, and they would certainly have been active seeking dissension amongst you. And among you there are those who would listen to them. And Allah is aware of the wrong-doers.
9:48 They certainly sought dissension before, and upset matters for you, until the truth came and Allah's commandment prevailed, despite their dislike.
9:49 And among them, there is one who says, "Allow me and try me not." Have they not already failed in the trial? And Hell does indeed encompass those who suppress the Truth!
9:50 If anything good comes your way, it grieves them. And if hardship afflicts you, they say, "Certainly, it was to our good that we had taken our affairs into our own hands beforehand." And they turn back happy!
9:51 Say, "Nothing afflicts us save what Allah has ordained for us. He is our Patron." And on Allah then let the believers put their trust.
9:52 Say, "Do you expect anything but either of two good thingsappening to us? And for you we expect punishment from Allah Himself or by our hands. So wait; we too will wait with you!"
9:53 Say, "Whether you make the contribution willingly or unwillingly, it shall not be accepted from you. Indeed, you are a people working against Allah's commandments."
9:54 And nothing prevents their contributions being accepted from them, except that they disbelieve in Allah and in His Messenger. And they do not come to prayer but sluggishly, and they do not contribute but unwillingly.
9:55 Let not their wealth and their children then impress you. Allah wishes only to punish them with these, in this life, and to cause their souls to depart while they suppress the Truth.
9:56 And they swear by Allah that they are indeed with you. And they are not with you, but they are a people who are scared.
9:57 If they could find a refuge or caves or a place to go to, they would certainly have rushed thereto.
9:58 And among them are those who blame you for misuse of the welfare funds. If they are given anything from it they are pleased. And if they are not given anything from it, they are indignant.
9:59 And if only they were content with what Allah and His Messenger gave them! And had they only said, "Allah is sufficient for us. Allah and His Messenger will give us out of His grace. To Allah indeed we do turn in hope and humility!"
9:60 The Sadaqaatare to be spent only for the poor, the needy, the administrators over them, for those whose hearts are to be reconciled, the captives, those in debts, in the way of Allah and for the wayfarer. It's a mandatory ordinance from Allah. And Allah is Knowledgeable, Wise.
9:61 And among them are those who hurt the Prophet and say, "He is all ear." Say, "His ear ish for what is good for you. He believes in Allah and believes those who believe and is a mercy for those of you who believe." And for those who hurt the Messenger of Allah, a painful punishment.
9:62 They swear to you by Allah, so that they might thereby please you! Allah — and His Messenger — has a greater right that they should please Him, if they do believe.
9:63 Do they not know that he, who opposes Allah and His Messenger, shall surely have the fire of Hell to abide in? That is the great disgrace!
9:64 The hypocrites fear lest a chapter of the Qur'aan should be sent down to them telling them plainly of what is in their hearts. Say, "Mock you may ! Allah will indeed bring out what you fear."
9:65 And if you should question them, they would certainly say, "We were just passing our time with idle talk." Say, "Was it at Allah and His Verses and His Messenger that you mocked!?"
9:66 Make no excuses. You have resorted to suppression of the Truth indeed after you had registered your belief. If We do pardon a section of you, We do punish another because they are sinners.
9:67 The hypocritical men and the hypocritical women are all alike. They enjoin evil and forbid good and wit old their hands from doing good. They have forgotten Allah, so He has forgotten them. Indeed these — the hypocrites — are the rebels.
9:68 Allah has promised to the hypocritical men, the hypocritical women and the suppressors of the Truth, the fire of Hell to abide therein. It is enough for them. And Allah has cursed them. And they shall have lasting punishment.
9:69 Like those before you; they were stronger than you in power and more abundant in wealth and children, and they enjoyed their lot. And you have enjoyed your lot as those before you enjoyed their lot. And you indulged in vain talk like they did. Those it is that lost their deeds in this world and in the other. And those are the ones that are doomed!
9:70 Has not the information about those before them come to them — of the people of Noah, AAad and Thamood, the people of Abraham, the dwellers of Madian and the overturned cities [of the people of Lot]? Their Messengers came to them with clear Messages. And it was not Allah Who wronged them, but they wronged themselves.
9:71 And the believing men and the believing women have close friendly relations with one another. They enjoin good and forbid evil, establish proper prayers, give charity and obey Allah and His Messenger. Allah will be merciful to them. Allah is indeed Omnipotent, Wise.
9:72 Allah has promised to the believing men and the believing women gardens, beneath which rivers flow. They will live therein in well-furnished houses built within gardens of perpetual abode. And the best thing there will be Allah being well-pleased with them. That then is the highest success.
9:73 O Prophet! Wage a struggle against the suppressors of the Truth and the hypocrites and be severe on them. And their abode is Hell, and it is the worst destination.
9:74 They swear by Allah that they did not utter, and certainly they did utter, the word signifying suppression of the Truth. And they suppressed the Truth after they had declared their faith in Islam. And they intended to do what they could not. And they avenged not except for this that Allah and His Messenger enriched them out of His grace.Now if they repent, it will be good for them. And if they turn back to their evil ways, Allah will punish them with a painful punishment in this world and in the Hereafter. And they shall have none to be close to or to help them on earth.
9:75 And there are those of them who sought a covenant with Allah, "If He gives us out of His grace, we will certainly subscribe to the Welfare Fund, and we will certainly be of those who do good deeds."
9:76 But when He gave them out of His grace, they became miserly with it and they turned back and withdrew.
9:77 So He made hypocrisy to follow them in their hearts till the Day when they shall meet Him because they broke their covenant with Allah and because they lied.
9:78 Do they not know that Allah knows their hidden thoughts and their secret counsels, and that Allah is the great Knower of the unseen things?
9:79 As for those who criticise and scoff at the believers who obediently contribute to the Welfare Fund, and at the believers who find nothing to give but their earnings, Allah scoffs at such scoffers, and they shall have a painful punishment.
9:80 Whether you ask forgiveness for them or not — and even if you ask forgiveness seventy times for them — Allah will forgive them not! That is because they suppress the Reality of Allah and His Messenger. And Allah does not guide the people who rebel against Allah's commandments.
9:81 Those that remained back were pleased with their sitting back against Allah's Messenger and they were averse to striving in Allah's Path with their wealth and their lives. And they said, "Do not travel in the heat." Say, "The Hell fire is the most severe in heat, if only they could understand."
9:82 They shall laugh little then and weep more as a consequence of what they earned.
9:83 Then if Allah brings you back to any section of them and they ask your permission to go out on an expedition, say, "Never shall you go out with me and never shall you fight an enemy with me. You were indeed content to stay put the first time, stay put now too with those who stay behind."
9:84 And never offer prayer for any one of them who dies, and never stand by his grave. They did indeed suppress the Reality of Allah and His Messenger. And they shall die in a state of rebellion against Allah's commandments.
9:85 And let not their wealth and their children impress you. Allah only wishes to punish them with these in this world and to cause their souls to depart while they indulge in suppression of the Truth.
9:86 And when a Qur'aanic Chapter is revealed, exhorting people to believe in Allah and engage themselves in righteous struggle along with His Messenger, those with means plead with you and say, "Grant us leave to be with those who stay back."
9:87 They chose to be with those back home, and a seal is set on their hearts so they do not understand.
9:88 But the Messenger and those who believe with him engage themselves in righteous struggle with their wealth and their lives. And for those certainly, are the good things. And those it is that succeed.
9:89 Allah has prepared for them gardens, beneath which rivers flow, wherein to live. That is the highest success.
9:90 And there came to you those from among the Bedouins who had excuses to offer for exempting them from joining the expedition. And those who denied Allah and His Messenger, sat at home. A painful punishment shall afflict those of them who suppressed the Truth.
9:91 There is no blame on the weak, the sick, or on those who do not find the means to spend for the expedition, so long as they are sincere to Allah and His Messenger. No ground to blame the righteous people. And Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.
9:92 And there is no blame on those who when they came to you to equip them for the expedition, you said, "I find no means to equip you." They went back and their eyes welled up with tears for grief at not finding the means to bear the expenses for the expedition.
9:93 The blame lies only on those who ask you to grant them leave despite being rich. They chose to be with those staying back home. And Allah has set a seal upon their hearts so they do not know.
9:94 They will come up to you with excuses when you go back to them. Say, "Give no excuses, we won't believe you! Allah has already informed us about you. And Allah and His Messenger will watch your deeds. Then you shall be returned to the Knower of the unseen and the seen. Then He will inform you of what you had been doing."
9:95 They will swear to you by Allah when you return to them, in order that you take no action against them. Do leave them alone! They are indeed pollution. And their abode is Hell — a retribution for what they earned.
9:96 They will swear to you in order that you may be pleased with them. And even if you are pleased with them, Allah is indeed not pleased with the people who rebel against Allah's commandments.
9:97 The Bedouin Arabs are more involved in suppression of the Truth and in hypocrisy, and more disposed not to know the laws that Allah has revealed to His Messenger. And Allah is Knowledgeable, Wise.
9:98 And among the Bedouin Arabs there are those who take what they spend [in Allah's way] as an imposition, and they wait for turns in fortune for you. But it is upon them that the evil turn shall befall. And Allah listens, knows.
9:99 And among the Bedouin Arabs there are those who believe in Allah and the Hereafter and take what they spend as means of nearness with Allah and blessings of the Messenger. Surely it shall be the means of nearness for them. Allah will admit them to His Mercy. Indeed, Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.
9:100 And Allah is pleased with the first and the foremost of those who migrated and with those who gave shelter, and with those who followed them in goodness. And they are pleased with Him. And He has prepared for them gardens beneath which rivers flow, wherein to live for ever. That is the highest success.
9:101 And some of the Bedouins around you are hypocrites, and so are some residents of Medina. They are insolent in hypocrisy. You do not know them; We know them. Twice shall We punish them. And then will they be brought back for the highest punishment.
9:102 And there are others who have confessed that they were at fault. They have mingled a good deed with a bad one. Allah may pardon them. Indeed, Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.
9:103 Take a fine as sadaqa from them to cleanse and purify them thereby, and pray for them! Your prayer does indeed give them peace of mind. And Allah listens, knows.
9:104 Do they not know that it is Allah Who accepts repentance from His subjectsh and takes the sadaqaat, and that Allah is the Acceptor of repentance, the Merciful?
9:105 And say, "Go on, do your deeds! Allah, His Messenger and the believers will watch your deeds. And you shall be brought back to the Knower of the unseen and the seen. Then He will inform you of what you did."
9:106 And there are others whose cases are deferred for Allah's decree. He may punish them or He may pardon them. And Allah is Knowledgeable, Wise.
9:107 And those who established a masjid to cause harm and for suppression of Truth and to cause disunion among the believers and to serve as a base for him who made war against Allah and His Messenger before. And they will certainly swear, "Our intentions were nothing but good." And Allah bears witness that they are most surely liars.
9:108 Never should you stand in it! Certainly the masjid founded on piety from the very first day is more deserving that you stand therein. In it are men who love to be pure and clean. And Allah loves those who get themselves purified and cleaned.
9:109 Who is better then: the one who lays his foundation on fear of Allah and His good pleasure, or the one who lays his foundation on the brink of a crumbling hollowed bank, and which crumbles down with him into the fire of Hell ? And Allah does not guide the people who deliberately do wrong, unjust things.
9:110 This structure which they have built will not diminish the doubt in their hearts, unless their hearts get cut into pieces. And Allah is Knowledgeable, Wise.
9:111 Indeed, Allah has bought from the believers their lives and their property for this, that they shall have the Paradise. They fight in Allah's Path, so they kill and get killed. It is a promise which He has bound Himself to, in the Torah, the Gospel and the Qur'aan. And who can be more faithful to one's promise than Allah? So rejoice at the bargain you have struck; for, that is the highest success.
9:112 And give this good news to those who repent, obey, praise Allah, fast, bow down and prostrate to Him, enjoin what is good and forbid what is evil, and, abide by Allah's laws.
9:113 It does not behove the Prophet and those who believe that they should ask forgiveness for the polytheists, even if they are near relatives, after it has become clear to them that they would be inmates of the flaming Fire.
9:114 And Abraham asking forgiveness for his father was only because of to a promise which the former had made to the latter. But when it became clear to him (Abraham) that he (father) was an enemy of Allah, he disassociated from his father. Abraham was indeed very tender- hearted, kind.
9:115 Allah would never lead a people astray after guiding them to His Straight Path until He makes clear to them what they should guard against. Allah does indeed know all things.
9:116 Allah does indeed hold the absolute sovereignty over the heavens and the earth. He gives life and causes death. And there is none, other than Allah, to patronise and help you.
9:117 Certainly has Allah pardoned the Prophet, the refugees and the helpers — those who followed him in the hour of need, after the hearts of a section of them were about to deviate and He pardoned them. He is indeed Kind, Merciful to them.
9:118 And He pardoned the threewho were left behind, whose cases were deferred until the earth, vast though it is, became straitened unto them and their own selves became straitened to them. And they knew it for certain that there was no refuge from Allah but unto Him. Then He pardoned them that they might repent. Indeed, Allah is the One Who forgives, the One Who is Merciful.
9:119 O you who believe! Fear Allah and be on the side of the righteous ones.
9:120 It did not behove the inhabitants of Medina, and those around them of the Bedouins, to lag behind Allah's Messenger, nor to prefer their own selves over his. Because, no thirst, fatigue or hunger in Allah's way afflicts them, nor do they tread a path that enrages the suppressors of the Truth, nor do they attain from the enemy an attainment, but a good work is credited to their account therefor. Allah does indeed not allow the reward of good people to go waste.
9:121 And they spend not a spending, small or big, and they traverse not a valley, but it is credited to their account for Allah to reward them with the best of what they have done.
9:122 And the believers cannot move out, all of them, at one time. Then why should not a group from among every section move out to get deeper understanding of the Religion, so that they may warn their people when they come back to them to be pious?
9:123 O you who believe! Fight those of the suppressors of Truth who are near to you and they should find you stern and firm. And know that Allah is with those who fear Him.
9:124 And whenever a Chapter is revealed, there are some of them who say, "Has it strengthened the faith of anyone amongst you?" It has indeed strengthened the faith of those who believe, and they rejoice.
9:125 And as for those in whose hearts is a disease, it adds dirt to their dirt. And they die as suppressors of the Truth.
9:126 Do they not see that they are tried once or twice every year? Yet they repent not, nor do they take heed.
9:127 And whenever a Chapter is revealed, they cast glances at one another, "Does any one see you?" Then they leave. It is Allah Who has left their hearts because they are a people who do not understand.
9:128 Certainly, a Messenger has come to you from among yourselves. Solicitous of you, your distress is disturbing to him. To the believers he is compassionate, merciful.
9:129 Yet, if they turn away, say, "Allah is enough for me; there is no god but He. On Him I do place my trust. And He is Lord of the Mighty Throne.


   


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