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al-Imran (The Family of Imran, The House of Imran)
as rendered by Mohammad Shafi

Mohammad Shafi rendition of Surah The Family of Imran, The House of Imran(al-Imran)
3:1 Alif-lam-meem
3:2 Allah — none worthy of worship but He, the Living, the Eternal!
3:3 He has bestowed upon you the Book with the Truth, confirming what came before it. And He had bestowed the Torah and the Gospel
3:4 Earlier, as guidance for mankind. And He bestowed the Criterion. Indeed for those who reject Allah's Verses, there shall be stern punishment. And Allah is Omnipotent and has the power to give a fitting retribution.
3:5 Nothing indeed is hidden from Allah in the earth, nor in the heavens.
3:6 It is He Who designs you, in the wombs, as He pleases. There is none worthy of worship besides Him, the Omnipotent, the Wise.
3:7 It is He Who has sent down the Book upon you. Therein are Verses that are unambiguous and authoritative — these form the essence of the Book — and therein are other Verses, the interpretation of which is not clear to mankind. Those then with dishonesty in their minds, zealously pursue what is not clear thereof, seeking mischief and seeking its interpretation; but no one knows its interpretation but Allah. And persons, deeply versed in knowledge, say, "We believe in it; it is all from our Lord." And none but those endowed with insight receive admonition.h
3:8 They say, "Our Lord, do not let our hearts deviate from the truth after you have guided us, and grant us mercy from You; You are the Grantor of bounties without measure.
3:9 Our Lord, You will surely gather all mankind before You on the Day about which there is no doubt; surely Allah does not break His promise."
3:10 Neither their wealth nor their children shall be of any avail to those who suppress the Truth, against Allah. And those — those suppressors of the Truth — shall be the fuel for the Fire.
3:11 Like what happened to Pharaoh's people and people who lived before their time. They denied Our revelations/signs. Allah then brought them to account for their sins. And Allah is severe in punishment.
3:12 Say to those who suppress the Truth, "Vanquished shall you soon be, and driven all together shall you be to Hell! And it is a horrible place to rest."
3:13 Surely, there was a sign for you in the two armies that faced each other. One army was fighting in Allah's Path, and the other was an army of suppressors of Truth. The former saw the latter, by eye-estimate, to be twice in number as compared to them. And Allah strengthens, whom He pleases, with His help. Indeed there is a lesson in this for people with vision.
3:14 Attractive for men are the love and desire for women, children, hoarded treasures of gold and silver, branded horses, cattle and plantations. These are possessions of the life of this world. And with Allah is the best resort.
3:15 Say, "Shall I tell you of better things than these ? For those who fear Allah, there shall be gardens beneath which rivers flow. They, and their spouses purified, shall live there forever by Allah's pleasure. And Allah takes due care of those who worship Him."
3:16 Those who say: "Our Lord! We do believe. So forgive our sins and save us from the torment of the Fire;"
3:17 Those who exercise patience, those who are truthful, sincere and honest, those who are obedient and pray to Allah, those who spend in charity, and those who pray in the wee hours before dawn for forgiveness.
3:18 Allah bears witness that there indeed is none worthy of worship but He; and so do the angels and those with right knowledge, based on truth and justice. There is none worthy of worship but He, the Omnipotent, the Wise.
3:19 Islam is indeed the Religion sanctioned/approved by Allah. And those to whom the Book was given did raise no disputes but after knowledge had come to them, thanks to competitiveness among themselves.And as regards the one who suppresses/denies Allah's revelations/signs, Allah is certainly swift in keeping accounts.
3:20 So if they argue with you, tell them, "I have submitted my being to Allah and so have those, who follow me, submitted theirs." And ask those who are given the Book and those who are unenlightened: "Have you submitted?" Then, if they have submitted they are guided, and if they have turned back, your responsibility is only to convey the Message. And Allah is ever watchful over the worshippers.
3:21 Those indeed who suppress/deny Allah's revelations/signs, and unjustly kill the Prophets, and kill from among the people those who enjoin justice — to them forebode a painful punishment.
3:22 Those are the ones whose deeds have become null and void, in this world and in the other. And they have none to help.h
3:23 Have you not seen those who have been given a share from the Book? They are called upon to refer to the Book of Allah to settle things among themselves. A section of them then back out and turn hostile.
3:24 That is indeed because they say, "The Fire shall touch us not, but for a few days." And what they fabricated in their religion, deluded their own selves.
3:25 What then when on that Day — in the occurrence of which there is no doubt — We will gather them together, when every soul will be given what it earned and when none of them shall be wronged?
3:26 Say, "O Allah, Master of all sovereign authority! You grant the authority to whom You please and take away the authority from whom You please. And You honour whom You please and disgrace whom You please. In Your Hand is all that is good. Indeed! You have power over everything."
3:27 "You cause the night to creep into the day and You cause the day to creep into the night.h And You extract the living from the dead and You extract the dead from the living. And You provide, without measure, for anyone You wish.h,
3:28 The believers take not the unbelievers — instead of the believers — as their awliya. And anyone who does that won't have any share in anything from Allah, except in the case that you fear persecution from them. And Allah asks you to have fear of Him. And to Allah is the final destination.
3:29 Say, "Whether you conceal what is in your heart or reveal it, Allah knows it. And He knows all that is in the heavens, and all that is in the earth. And Allah has power over everything."
3:30 The Day when every soul would find presented whatever good it had done! And as regards whatever evil it had committed, it (the soul) would wish there were a great distance, on that day, between it and that evil. And Allah asks you to have fear of Him.hAnd Allah is kind to His devotees.
3:31 Say, "If you do love Allah, obey me. Allah will then love you and forgive you your sins. to And Allah is Forgiving, Merciful."
3:32 Say, "Obey Allah and His Messenger." Then if they turn away, surely, Allah loves not suppressors of the Truth.
3:33 Indeed, Allah chose Adam, Noah, family of Abraham and family of Imran above all the worlds.
3:34 They were offsprings of one another. And Allah is the One Who listened, the One who knew.
3:35 When Imran's wife said, "Indeed my Lord! I do freely consecrate to You that which is in my womb. So accept it from me. You are indeed the One to listen, the One to know. "h
3:36 And when she delivered a female child, she exclaimed, "It's a female that I have delivered, my Lord!" — And Allah knew what she had delivered and the male is not like the femaleh— "And I do name her Mary and I entrust her protection, and her children's, to You against Satan, the accursed."
3:37 Her Lord accepted her graciously, and gave her a good upbringing. And He made Zachariah her guardian. Whenever Zachariah entered the sanctuary to visit her, he found her with food. He asked, "O Mary! How did you get this?" She replied, "It is from Allah." Allah does indeed provide for whom He wills, in an abnormal way. ,
3:38 Whereupon Zachariah prayed to his Lord. He said, "My Lord! Grant me a righteous child from You. You do, indeed, listen to the prayer!"
3:39 Then the angels, calling out to him as he stood praying in the sanctuary, said, "Allah gives you the good news of John — in confirmation of a Word from Allah — honourable, chaste and a Prophet from among the righteous."
3:40 He said: "My Lord! How can I have a son? And I have already reached old age and my wife is barren!" One of the angels said, "Thus does Allah do what He wills."
3:41 Zachariah said: "My Lord! Make a sign for me." The angel said: "Your sign is that you shall not speak to people for three days except through gestures. And remember your Lord much and glorify Him in the evening and in the morning."
3:42 And when the angels said: "O Mary! Allah has indeed chosen you and purified you. And He has chosen you over women of the worlds."
3:43 "O Mary! Be completely devoted to your Lord and prostrate and bow down with those who bow down."
3:44 These are narrations of events from the unknown past which We reveal to you. You were not there with them when they drew lots to decide which of them to be the guardian of Mary. Nor were you with them when they were arguing.
3:45 When the angels said, "O Mary! Allah does indeed give you the good news of a Wordh from Him. His name is Jesus the Messiah, son of Mary. He is to be illustrious in this world and the Hereafter. And he is to be from among those near to Allah."
3:46 "And he would address the people while in the cradle among the righteous."
3:47 Sheh said, "My Lord! How can I have a son when no man has touched me?" One of the angels replied, "Allah does thus create whatever He wishes! When He decrees a matter, He just tells it, `Be', and it happens!"
3:48 "And Allah will teach him the book, the wisdom, the Torah, and the Gospel."
3:49 And as a Messenger to the Children of Israel, he said, "I have indeed come to you with a sign from your Lord. And the sign is that I will make for you, from clay, the likeness of a bird. I will then blow into it and, with Allah's leave, it will become a living bird. And I will heal the blind and the lepers, and raise the dead to life, by Allah's leave. And, I will tell you what you eat and what you store in your houses. In this indeed is a sign for you, if you are believers."
3:50 "And to reaffirm that which has come before me, of the Torah, and to make lawful to you some of the things that had been forbidden to you. And I have come to you with a sign from your Lord. So fear Allah and obey me."
3:51 "Indeed! Allah is my Lord and your Lord. So, worship Him! That is the Straight Path."
3:52 Then when Jesus became aware of the faithlessness from them, he asked, "Who will help me in Allah's cause?" The Disciples replied, "We will help you in Allah's cause. We believe in Allah. And bear witness that we indeed are those who surrender to Allah."
3:53 "Our Lord! We have believed in what you have sent down and we have obeyed/followed the Messenger. So mention us with the witnesses."
3:54 And they planned, and Allah planned. And Allah is the best of planners.h
3:55 When Allah said: "O Jesus! I am indeed going to make you die and raise you up to Me. And I will cleanse you of what those who suppress the Truth say about you. And I will make those who follow you surpass those who suppress the Truth, towards the Day of Resurrection.And then to Me shall be the return of you all. Then I shall judge between you on matters which you have been disputing."
3:56 "So I punish, with severe punishment in this world and the Hereafter, those who suppress the Truth. And they shall have none to help them."
3:57 "And as for those who believe and do good deeds, He will pay them their full rewards. And Allah does not love the transgressors."
3:58 This We recite to you from the signs of and the things about the Wise One.
3:59 Indeed, for Allah, the case of Jesus is like the case of Adam whom He created out of dust and then said to him "Be" and he was!
3:60 The Truth from your Lord! Be not among those, then, who doubt.
3:61 So when one argues with you in this matter, after what knowledge has come to you, say, "Come! Let us call together our sons and your sons, our women and your women, ourselves and yourselves. Then let us pray and invoke Allah's curse on those who lie."
3:62 This indeed is the true account. And there is none worthy of worship but Allah. And, indeed, Allah is the One Who is Omnipotent, the One Who is Wise.
3:63 And then if they turn away, Allah indeed knows those who are corrupted.
3:64 Say, "O people of the Book! Let us come together on a common ground, between us and between you, that we shall worship none but Allah, that we shall not associate any partners with Him and that some of us shall not take some others, from among ourselves, as lords besides Allah." Then if they turn away, tell them, "Bear witness that we are those who have surrendered to Allah."
3:65 O people of the Book! Why do you quarrel with us over Abraham? And the Torah and the Gospel were not sent down but only after his time! Have you, then, no sense?
3:66 You have been, till now, arguing over things of which you had knowledge! Why are you now arguing over things you know nothing about?hAllah knows while you do not.
3:67 Abraham was neither a Jew nor a Christian. But he was one who was single-minded in his devotion and submission to Allah. And he was not a polytheist.
3:68 Those who followed him (Abraham), this Prophet, and those who believe, are indeed the people close to Abraham. And Allah is close to the believers.
3:69 A section of the People of the Book would love to mislead you. And they mislead not but themselves! And they know not.
3:70 O People of the Book! Why do you suppress Allah's Verses/signs, and you are witnesses thereto?
3:71 O People of the Book! Why do you clothe the truth with falsehood and conceal the truth knowingly?
3:72 A section of the People of the Book say, "Express belief in what is revealed to the believers early in the day, and express disbelief at the end of it; so that they may turn back."
3:73 "And believe not that, except to one who follows your religion," — Say, "Indeed, the (true) guidance is guidance of Allah."— "anyone else could be given the like of what was given to you, or, could quarrel with you in the presence of your Lord." Say, "All favour is indeed in the hand of Allah. HE grants it to whom He wills. And Allah is Pervasive, Knowledgeable."
3:74 HE specifies for His Mercy whom He wills. And Allah has immense capacity to grant favours.
3:75 And among the People of the Book is one who, if you entrust him with a treasure, will return it back to you. And among them is one who, if you entrust him with a single dinar, will not return it back to you unless you constantly keep on pressing him for it. That is the position because they say, "We are not bound by any obligations to the illiterates." And theyh knowingly ascribe a lie to Allah!
3:76 Yes, indeed! Allah loves the pious people, such as one who keeps one's word and fears Allah.
3:77 Indeed, those who trade Covenants with Allah and their pledges for a petty price— those shall have nothing good for them in the Hereafter. Allah shall neither speak to them nor look at them on the Day of Resurrection. And He shall cleanse them not; and, for them, a painful punishment.
3:78 And, indeed, there is among them a section who so twist their tongues with the Book that you may think it is from the Book, and it is not from the Book. And they say it is from Allah and it is not from Allah. And they knowingly utter a lie about Allah.
3:79 A man, whom Allah has given the Book and the Command and the Prophethood, cannot say to the people, "Be worshippers of me besides Allah." But be you all faithful worshippers of your Lord in accordance with what you have been teaching from the Book and in accordance with what you have been studying/learning from it.
3:80 And he does not ask you to take the angels and the prophets as your lords. Would he exhort you to suppression of the Truth after you have submitted to Allah!?
3:81 And when Allah took the covenant of the Prophets, — "Along with what I have given you of Book and Wisdom, you would certainly believe in what a Messenger would bring to you confirming that which is with you, and you would certainly help that Messenger." — He (Allah) asked, "Do you affirm and make a contract with Me in this matter?" They said, "We do affirm." He said, "Bear witness and I am among those who bear witness with you."
3:82 Then those, such as one who turns away after this, are the transgressors.
3:83 Are they looking for a religion other than that of Allah?h And to Him submits everything that is in the heavens and in the earth, willingly or unwillingly. And to Him they all return.
3:84 Say, "We believe in Allah and in that which is sent down upon us, in that which was sent down upon Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac, Jacob and the descendent Tribes and in that which was given to Moses, to Jesus and to the Prophets, from their Lord. We do not discriminate between any one and another of them. And to Him we do totally submit."
3:85 And whoever seeks a religion other than Islam, it is not accepted from him. And he, in the Hereafter, will be among the doomed.
3:86 How would Allah guide people who suppress the Truth after having accepted faith and acknowledged that the Messenger is right, and after clear signs had come to them? And Allah does not guide people who indulge in wrongdoing.
3:87 Reward for such peopleh is that upon them is the curse of Allah, of the angels and of all mankind.
3:88 Dwellers thereinforever! Neither will their punishment be lightened, nor will they be given respite.
3:89 Except for those who do penitence thereafter and mend their ways. Then indeed Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.
3:90 Those indeed who suppress the Truth after their acceptance of Faith, and then go on adding to the suppression, their penitence will not be accepted. And those are the ones who go astray.
3:91 Those indeed who suppress the Truth and die while suppressing the Truth — from none of those shall be accepted even earth full of gold if offered as ransom. Those are the ones for whom shall there be a painful punishment, and for whom shall there be no helpers.
3:92 Never shall you attain to righteousness unless you spend from what you love. And Allah is indeed aware of anything you spend.to
3:93 All food was lawful to the Children of Israel, except what Israel made unlawful for himself, before the Torah was revealed. Say, "Bring the Torah and recite it, if you are truthful."
3:94 So then, after that, people, such as one who concocts the lie upon Allah, are indeed the wrong-doers.
3:95 Say, "Allah has told the Truth. Devoutly follow Abraham's creed then! He was not of the polytheists."
3:96 Indeed, the first House built for mankind is at Bakkah, the blessed place that has provided guidance for all the worlds.
3:97 Among clear Signs therein is Maqam Ibrahimh. And whoever enters it, becomes safe. And for Allah is the annual Pilgrimage to the House ordained upon mankind — upon any who can afford the journey to it. And as for one who suppresses the Truth, Allah is self- sufficient and stands in no need of the worlds.
3:98 Say, "O People of the Book! Why do you suppress Allah's signs/Verses, when Allah is Himself witness to all you do?"h
3:99 Say, "O People of the Book! Why do you obstruct a believer from the path of Allah, seeking crookedness in that path, while you are yourselves witnessesh? And Allah is not unaware of all that you do."
3:100 O you who believe! If you follow any faction of those upon whom the divine Book was bestowed earlier, they would turn you back to suppressing the Truth after you have come to believe!
3:101 And how could you suppress the Truth while Allah's Verses are being recited to you, and His Messenger is amongst you? And whoever clings firmly to Allah, he/she is indeed guided to the Straight Path.
3:102 O you who believe! Fear Allah as He should be feared, and die not but as those who have surrendered themselves completely to Allah.
3:103 And cling together, all of you, to Allah's Ropeh, and stand not divided! And remember Allah's favour on you when you were enemies and He brought your hearts together, so that, by His Grace, you became brethren. And you were on the brink of the pit of Fire, and He rescued you from it.h Thus does Allah make His Signs/Verses clear to you that you may be guided.
3:104 And there ought to come into being a community out of you, calling people to the good, enjoining what is right, and forbidding what is wrong. And they are the ones to attain salvation.
3:105 And be not like those who differ and dispute after clear signs have come to them. For them, a terrible punishment!
3:106 That Daysome faces will brighten, and some faces will darken. Then those with darkened faces will be told, "Did you suppress the Truth after you had come to know the Truth!? Taste then the punishment since you suppressed the Truth!"
3:107 And those with brightened faces will be under Allah's mercy and grace. They will dwell therein for ever.
3:108 These are Allah's Verses/signs. We recite them over to you in Truth. And Allah means no oppression or injustice to the worldsh.
3:109 And to Allah belongs all that is in the heavens and in the earth. And to Allah, the matters return.
3:110 You are a better people, picked up for mankind, to enjoin what is right and to forbid what is wrong, and to believe in Allah. And had the People of the Book believed, it would certainly be better for them. Among them are some who believe, but most of them are dissolute.
3:111 They will cause you no harm, but a trifle. And if they come out to fight you, they will turn their backs to you. Then, no help shall they get.
3:112 Disgraced are they wherever found, except for those who hold on firmly to the Rope from Allah and to the rope from men. They incurred wrath from Allah and are afflicted with poverty. That is because they wantonly ignored Allah's signs/Verses and killed the prophets unjustly. That is because they disobeyed and were transgressors.
3:113 Not all of them are alike. Of the People of the Book there are some that stand for the right. They recite Allah's Verses during the night time, and they prostrate themselves.
3:114 They believe in Allah and in the Last Day. And they enjoin what is right, and forbid what is wrong. And they hasten to do good work. They are among the righteous.
3:115 And whatever good they do, nothing will be suppressed therefrom. And Allah knows those who fear Him.
3:116 Those indeed who suppress the Truth! Neither their wealth nor their progeny will be of any use to them against Allah. Those would be inhabitants of the Fire, dwelling therein for ever.
3:117 What they spend in the life of this world is like a bitingly cold wind. It strikes the field of those people who wrong their own selves, and destroys it. And Allah does not wrong them, but they wrong themselves.
3:118 O you who believe! Develop no intimacy with those outside your circle who leave no stone unturned to ruin you, loving to see you suffer. Hatred spews from their mouths, and what their hearts conceal is far worse. We have certainly made the Signs/Verses clear to you, if you could but understand.
3:119 Behold! You are the ones who love them, but they love you not. And you do believe in every Book of His! And when they meet you, they say, "We believe." And when they are alone, they bite their fingers, in their rage against you. Say, "Die in your rage. Allah does indeed know secrets of the minds ."
3:120 If anything good happens to you, it grieves them. And if anything bad befalls you, they rejoice at it. And if you exercise patience and piety, their guile shall cause you no harm. Indeed! Allah has, within His Sight, everything they do.
3:121 And when you left early from your family to set the believers in battle order.And Allah hears all and He knows all.
3:122 When two groups from amongst you were about to lose heart! And Allah was their Guide and Patron. And upon Allah then the believers ought to put their trust.
3:123 And Allah had helped you at Badr, when you were very weak.h Fear Allah then so that you show your gratitude to Him.
3:124 When you told the believers, "Is it not enough for you that Allah would help you with three thousands of the angels sent down?"
3:125 "And yes, if you be patient, and fear Allah, and they mount a sudden attack on you now, your Lord would help you with five thousands of the angels facing them."
3:126 And Allah made it not but a message of good news to reassure your minds therewith. And the help came not but from Allah, the Omnipotent, the Wise.
3:127 To cut off one side of those who suppressed the Truth or to restrain them, and they should then turn back frustrated.
3:128 It was not for you to decide whether to pardon them, or punish them. But they did indeed do wrong.h
3:129 And to Allah belongs whatever there is in the heavens and in the earth. He forgives whom He pleases and punishes whom He pleases. And Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.
3:130 O you who believe! Consume not Ar-Ribah, doubled and multiplied. And fear Allah, so that you attain salvation.
3:131 And fear the Fire, prepared for suppressors of the Truth.
3:132 And obey Allah and the Messenger so that Mercy is bestowed upon you. to
3:133 And strive for forgiveness from your Lord, and for a Garden, as wide as the heavens and the earth, prepared for the pious people.h
3:134 Those that spend in prosperity and in adversity, those that restrain anger and those that display a forgiving attitude in their relations with people. And Allah loves those who do good deeds.
3:135 And those who, when they do an act of indecency or wrong their own selves, remember Allah and ask for forgiveness for their sins — and who can forgive sins except Allah? — and who do not knowingly persist in doing what they had done.
3:136 Those are the people for whom the reward is forgiveness from their Lord and Gardens, with rivers flowing underneath, to dwell eternally therein. An excellent reward for those who do good work!
3:137 There indeed had been histories of people in the past before you. Travel through the earth, and see what happened to those who rejected the Truth.h
3:138 This is a plain, well-explained, address for mankind, and a guidance and good advice to those who fear Allah.
3:139 Be not weak, and grieve not! And you should have an upper hand if you are strong in Faith.
3:140 If you are hurt, then surely the community is similarly hurt. And We rotate such periods (of hurt) among mankind, and We do so in order that Allah may distinguish those that believe and pick up witnesses from amongst you.And Allah does not love the offenders.
3:141 And in order that Allah may make the believers shine and destroy suppressors of the Truth.
3:142 Did you think that you would enter the Paradise, while Allah is yet to distinguish those of you who would strive and identify those who would exercise patience?h
3:143 You did indeed wish for death before you were face-to-face with it. Then you did certainly see it and you looked on.
3:144 And Muhammad is not but a Messenger. There were certainly Messengers before him who had passed away. If he were to die or be slain, will you then turn back? And none who turns back can do any harm to Allah. And Allah shall reward those who turn to Him in gratitude.
3:145 None can die except by Allah's command at a recorded fixed time. And as for the person who desires a reward in this world, We give it to that person therefrom. And as for the person who desires a reward in the Hereafter, We give it to that person therefrom. And We shall reward those that turn to us in gratitude.
3:146 And there were many of the prophets who had fought, and with them were a large number of godly men. But they never lost heart because of what befell them in Allah's way, nor did they weaken or give in. And Allah loves those who exercise patience.
3:147 And their prayer was none other than saying, "Our Lord! Forgive us our sins and our excesses in what we do. And make us steady and steadfast in the performance of our duties, and help us against suppresssors of the Truth."
3:148 Allah then gave them a reward in this world and the good reward of the Hereafter. And Allah loves those who do good deeds.
3:149 O you who believe! If you obey those who suppress the Truth, they will turn you back. Then you turn back doomed!
3:150 But Allah is your Supreme Patron, and He is the best of those who help.
3:151 Soon shall We put awe into the minds of those who suppress the Truth, because they ascribed partners to Allah, for which He had sent down no evidence. And their abode shall be the Fire. And evil is the dwelling place of the wrong-doers!
3:152 And Allah did certainly fulfill His promise when you were routing them at His Command, until you flagged and you raised a dispute about the order and you disobeyed after He gave you some glimpse of what you love. Among you are some that desire this world and some that desire the Hereafter. Then He turned you away from them in order to test you. And He did forgive you. And Allah has favours to showser upon those who believe.
3:153 That time when you were fleeing without looking back at any one, and the Messenger in your rear was calling you back! HE (Allah) did then inflict you with one sorrow after another so that you do not grieve for that which you lost and for that which befell you. And Allah is well aware of all that you do.
3:154 Then, after the sorrow, He sent down the peace of slumber covering one section of you, while another section cared about their own selves, entertaining wrong thoughts about Allah — thoughts prevalent during the times of ignorance. They said, "Have we had the authority to take decision in any matter?" Say, "The authority in taking decisions in all matters indeed rests with Allah." They hide within their own selves what they do not reveal to you. They say, "If we had anything to do with taking any decision in this affair, We would not have been slain here." Say, "Even if you had stayed in your houses, those for whom death was decreed would certainly have gone forth to their decreed places of death." And in order thath Allah might test that which is in your conscious minds and purge that which is in your subconscious. For Allah knows well the secrets of your minds.
3:155 Indeed, those of you who turned back on the day the two armies met, it was Satan who made them slip because of something they had done. And Allah did pardon them. Indeed! Allah is Forgiving, Kind.
3:156 O you who believe! Be not like those who suppress the Truth and say of their brothers, travelling through the earth or fighting, "If they had stayed back with us, they would not have died or been slain", so that Allah makes it an anguish in their subconscious.h And Allah it is that gives life and causes death. And Allah sees all that you do.
3:157 And if you are killed in the way of Allah, or you die, forgiveness and mercy from Allah are far better than all they could amass.
3:158 And if you die, or are killed, you are definitely going to be brought together unto Allah.
3:159 It is Mercy from Allah, then, that you are lenient to them. And if you were harsh and hardhearted, they would have dispersed away from around you. So pardon them, and pray for forgiveness for them, and consult them in community matters. Then, when you have taken a decision, put your trust in Allah. Indeed, Allah loves those who put their trust in Him.
3:160 If Allah helps you, none can get the better of you. And if He forsakes you, who is there to help you thereafter? In Allah, then, believers should put their trust.
3:161 No prophet could deceive. And if anyone deceived, he will come with what he deceived, on the Day of Judgment. Then shall every soul be paid what it earned. And none shall be wronged.
3:162 Is the one seeking Allah's pleasure like the one incurring Allah's wrath and woefully destined for an abode in Hell? And it is the worst destination!
3:163 There are different grades for them with Allah, and Allah does see all that they do.
3:164 Allah did confer a great favour upon the believers when He sent among them a messenger from among themselves, reciting to them His signs/Verses, purifying them, and instructing them in Scripture and Wisdom. And, before that, they had indeed been in manifest error.
3:165 When an affliction befell you — and you had certainly afflicted twice as much — did you say, "How come, we got this?" Say, "You got it because of you yourselves." Allah indeed has power over all things.
3:166 And so, what befell you, on the day when the two armies met, was with Allah's leave, and in order that He did distinguish the believers.
3:167 And in order that He did distinguish the hypocrites. And they had been told, "Come, fight in Allah's Path, or defend." They said, "Had we been trained in fighting, we would certainly have followed you." Suppression of the Truth was nearer to them, that day, than belief. They spoke with their mouths what was not in their inner minds. And Allah knows what they conceal.
3:168 Those were the ones who had said of their brethren, whilst they themselves sat back home, "Had they listened to us, they would not have been killed." Say, "Avert death, then, from your own selves, if you are truthful!"
3:169 And think not of those who are killed in Allah's Path, as dead. Nay! They are alive, with their Lord, being well cared for.
3:170 Happy with what Allah has given them, by His grace, and glad for those, who are left behind and have not yet joined them, that they shall have no fear, nor shall they grieve.
3:171 They enjoy Favour and Grace from Allah. And Allah does indeed not waste the reward of the believers.
3:172 Those believers who responded to Allah and the Messenger, after injuries hit them.hFor those among them who do good and fear Allah, a great reward!
3:173 The people warned them, "Surely, there is a fearsome gathering of people against you!" And the warning only increased their faith, and they said, "Allah is sufficient for us, and the Best Guardian."
3:174 And the believers returned from the battleground with Favour and Grace from Allah. No evil touched them and they followed the pleasure of Allah. And Allah has Immense Grace.
3:175 It is only the Satan, who frightens you of those who are close to him. Fear them not then! And fear Me, if you do believe in Me.
3:176 And let them not grieve you, who are quick in suppressing the Truth. Surely, they can do no harm to Allah. Allah wills that He sets no share for them of the good things in the Hereafter. And a terrible punishment awaits them there!
3:177 Indeed! They, who have indulged in suppression of the Truth at the cost of the Faith, can do no harm to Allah. And for them, a painful punishment.
3:178 And let not the suppressors of the Truth think that the long rein We give them is any good for them. The long rein to them is only for the purpose that they may add to their sins. And for them is a disgraceful punishment.
3:179 Allah will not let the believers remain in the state in which you are now, until He separates the impure from the pure. And Allah will not disclose to you the unseen/unknown, but Allah chooses whom He pleases as His Messengers. Believe then in Allah and His Messengers. And if you believe and be pious, then, for you, a great reward.h
3:180 And they, who are miserly in what Allah has granted them by His grace, should not think that it is good for them. Nay! It is bad for them. They shall have that with which they were miserly, hung around their necks on the Resurrection Day. And for Allah is the inheritance of the heavens and the earth. And Allah is aware of what you do.
3:181 Allah has certainly heard the statement of those who said, "Indeed, Allah is poor and we are rich." We shall record what they said, as well as their killing of the prophets unjustly,h and We shall say, "Taste the punishment of burning."
3:182 "That is because of what your own hands have sent before. And, indeed, Allah is never unjust to His devotees!"
3:183 Those who said, "Indeed, Allah has taken a pledge from us never to believe in any Messenger until he brings us an offering which the fire consumes." Say, "There did come to you Messengers before me, with clear signs and with that which you demand. Why then did you kill them if you are truthful?"
3:184 If they then accuse you of lying, so indeed were Messengers, who came before you with clear signs and the Psalms and the illuminating Book, accused.
3:185 Everyone has to taste the death. And only on the Resurrection Day, shall your earnings be fully paid. So then, whoever is moved away from the Fire and admitted to the Garden, he indeed has achieved success. And the life of this world is nothing but mere deception.
3:186 You shall certainly be put to test in your wealth and your lives, and you shall certainly hear from those who have been given the Book before you, and from the polytheists, much hurtful comments. And if you are patient and observe piety, that indeed is a determining factor in all matters.
3:187 And although Allah took a pledge from those who were given the Book that they would make it public and not hide it, they threw it behind their backs and traded it for a paltry gain. And evil was the trade.
3:188 Think not of them as safe from punishment who exult in what they have got done and love to be praised for what they have not done.And a painful punishment for them.
3:189 And to Allah belongs the absolute sovereignty over the heavens and the earth. And Allah can do anything.
3:190 Indeed! In the creation of the heavens and the earth and the distinction between the night and the day there are signs for those endowed with insight.
3:191 Thoseh, who remember Allah while standing, sitting and lying down. And, pondering over creation of the heavens and the earth, they say, "Our Lord! You haven't created this in vain. Glorious are you. Save us from punishment of the Fire."
3:192 "Our Lord! You have indeed disgraced the one, whom You have put into the Fire. And, there is none to help those who do wrong."
3:193 "Our Lord! We have indeed heard a call of one inviting people to Faith, `Believe in your Lord.' And we have believed. Our Lord! Forgive us our sins and rid us of our evil spirits. And make us die among those who attained to salvation."
3:194 "And give us, our Lord, what You promised us through Your Messengers and disgrace us not on the Day of Resurrection. Indeed, You aren't the One to break promises."
3:195 Their Lord then responded to them, "Never shall I let any deed by anyone amongst you, male or female, go waste. You are kith and kin of one another. And those who emigrated and were forced out of their homes and were persecuted in My Path, and who fought and were killed, I shall certainly rid them of their evil spirits. And I shall certainly get them into Gardens with rivers flowing underneath" — a reward from Allah! And with Allah is the best of the rewards.
3:196 The free movement in the lands, of those who suppress the Truth, should not beguile you.
3:197 Their days of ease and comfort are numbered. The Hell — the worst of the places for rest — shall then be their abode.
3:198 But for those who fear their Lord, there shall be gardens, with rivers flowing underneath, wherein to live for ever — a bestowment from Allah. And that which is with Allah is the best for the righteous.
3:199 And, indeed, among the followers of the Book, there certainly are some who believe in Allah and in that which has been revealed to you and in that which has been revealed to them. Humble before Allah, they sell not Allah's Verses for a little gain. For them are their rewards with their Lord. Allah is indeed swift in keeping accounts.
3:200 O you who believe! Be patient, exhort patience, maintain good relations with one another and fear Allah, in order that you succeed.


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