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an-Nisa` (Women)
as rendered by [Al-Muntakhab]

[Al-Muntakhab] rendition of Surah Women(an-Nisa`)
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4:1 O you people: revere Allah your Creator, and entertain the profound reverence dutiful to Him, Who brought you -into being from one single soul-Adam- and from him did He create his mate -Eve-, and from joining both in matrimony did He propagate multitudes of men and women. And revere Allah Whom you invoke for aid and protection and to Whom you appeal in witness that a statement or the like is true, and revere the wombs. That bore you and regard them as having a divine and sacred character; Allah has always been Raqibun (Omnipresent), He has always kept a vigilant eye upon you.
4:2 And restore to the orphans their property and do not exchange the worthless which you might own for the good and valuable which they own, nor incorporate their property with your property; this has always been regarded by Allah as a great sin.
4:3 (a) Should you have an uneasy sense of the probability of an unjust action against the orphans' interest consequent on volition stronger than your own viz. marriage for selfish motive principles, age incompatibility, inappropriate dower, marriage against their wish then make for them other arrangements.
4:4 And give the women, whom you join in wedlock. their dower with good will. But if they -the women- willingly remit a part thereof of their own accord, then you may eat it into your hearts and enjoy it; may it give you pleasure; may it do you good!
4:5 And when time is ripe to hand over the property, with which you are entrusted, to the orphans who now come of age, make sure they are not characterized by a disordered mind; this property is in fact the trust of the community but held in trust by a particular individual. If they are incapable, then exempt them from this responsibility but gently and with kindness. And the property shall serve as the source from which you sustain them and clothe them. And let your dissertation with them be a sweet discourse.
4:6 And test the orphans now and then until they reach maturity and be fit -for marriage. If you feel they are characterized by good sense and prudence, then hand over to them their property and you must not abuse it nor act with expedition of time and events to absorb it or devour it before they come of age. And he who is entrusted with the property must not impose a liability or charge a fee for the execution of his functions, but be virtuous should he be wealthy and opulent. But if he is poor, then he may remunerate himself with equity. And when you hand over the, property to them -the orphans- you must have others witness the transfer, and sufficient is Allah to be Hasibun (a Witness Who calls to account).
4:7 Men have a rightful claim to the property left by the parents and the kindred, and, women have the same rightful claim to the property left by the parents and the kindred, be it little or much; it is a clearly defined portion allotted to them by Providence.
4:8 And should the poor relatives, the orphans and the needy be present at the occasion of dividing the heritage and distributing it among the heirs, then provide. them with some portion of it as a gesture to avoid a disappointment of their expectation and the envy they feel at the superior advantages of others. And let your dissertation with them be a sweet discourse.
4:9 And let those who are settling the property upon the heirs revere Allah and keep him in mind and be disposed to propose what is right as they would like others to do with their heirs on whose account they shall be deeply concerned should they be left young and helpless.
4:10 Indeed those who wrongfully eat the orphans out of their property simply consume but fire into their bellies and shall suffer conflagration.
4:11 Allah commends - to you your children thus:
4:12 a) And you have a rightful claim to half what your wives have left if they have no child.
4:13 These are the limiting provisions imposed by Allah, and whoever obeys Allah and His Messenger shall be a recipient of Allah's blessings; Allah shall welcome them into gardens of bliss beneath which rivers flow wherein they will have passed through nature to Eternity, and this is indeed a triumph supreme.
4:14 And whoever disobeys Allah and His Messenger and goes beyond the limiting provisions prescribed by Allah, shall Heaven lay his transgression to his charge; Allah admits him to Hell wherein he shall last forever, suffering a humiliating punishment.
4:15 And those of your women who commit themselves to acts of sexual immorality shall be punished on the credit of four witnesses of your men (co-religionists) who are known to recourse to general principles of justice. Should these men attest to the truth of the act, then confine them indoors (or in-doors) until death claims them or until Allah ordains for them a special providence (construed to mean repentance and marriage)
4:16 And if two of your men commit themselves to the same evil line of conduct (homosexuality) do punish them both. But if they repent and abandon wrong-doing, then disregard their past act and do not reproach them to induce mental pain; Allah has always accepted true repentance and the atonement made by the people; He has always been Tawabun (Relenting) and Rahimun.
4:17 Allah takes upon Himself to accept the repentance of those who commit themselves to an evil line of conduct proceeding from undue haste and want of thought and soon thereafter wake up. to the realization of the, consequence of the event and immediately feel contrition and in lowliest plight repentant stand. Such persons, shall Allah give up resentment against them and pardon their offence; Allah has always been 'Alimun and Hakimun.
4:18 But in no case shall Allah take upon Himself to accept the repentance of those who consume their life in wrong - doing until the encounter with death when each of then will says: "Now do I repent," nor of those who are caught in the Jaws of death with minds captivated in disbelief. Such persons shall be denied Allah's forgiveness, and We have prepared for them a condign punishment.
4:19 O you who have conformed to Islam women are not a property to be inherited against their will following the death of their husbands; you are forbidden to copy this pagan custom, nor are you allowed to ill treat them to force them to give up a part of the dower or of the property you have given them, unless they have been proven guilty of an evil line of conduct. And you must live with them in equity and honour according to the manner and the Islamic laws of matrimony. And should you take to them so much dislike; it may happen that you dislike something whereby Allah makes all grace abound.
4:20 And if any of you decides to dissolve his marriage contract with his wife in favour of matrimonial union with another, and you had dowered your divorcee when you joined in wedlock with a talent of gold, you shall not recover the least part of it; would you reclaim what is their right by fraud and dishonesty and you stand manifest of deceit and falsehood.
4:21 And how could you reclaim it when you have already entered into matrimony and communion with one another and your vows and solemn promise of allegiance and good will have been pledged to them before Allah.
4:22 And do not marry the women whom your fathers (deceased or divorced) have married before; Allah shall drop into oblivion what happened in the past. This incestuous union has been regarded by Allah as-an immoral act, a degrading vice and an evil line of conduct.
4:23 Forbidden are : your mothers, your daughters, your sisters, your paternal and maternal aunts, your nieces on the brother and sister's side, your foster - mothers, your foster- sisters, your mothers - in - law, your step -daughters with whose mothers you have consummated marriage, but you are absolved to marry them if you have annulled your unconsummated marriage to their mothers -your daughters-in- law whose husbands are your own sons who generated from your own loins. Nor can you effect a, matrimonial union with two sisters at the same time; bygone shall be bygone; the new era shall begin; indeed Allah has always been Ghafurun (Forgiving) and Rahimun.
4:24 Nor can you marry the women who are married except the captives on hand; a prescriptive rule imposed by Allah on you to observe. But lawful unto you are all who are beyond this limiting provision, with the proviso that you seek to win, with your resources, the women of your choice to unite with them according to Islamic laws of matrimony and not according to vicious indulgence in sexual pleasures. And pay those of them whom you shall enjoy, their dowers; it is a duty incurred by such bond. Nonetheless you shall not fall into consequence if you mutually agree to give her more than what you have dutifully paid or you take back from her what she wishes to remit of her own accord; indeed Allah has always been 'Alimun and Hakimun.
4:25 And those of you who do not have enough resources to marry the Muslim, -women who enjoy civil liberty, may turn the course and resort to the young unmarried Muslim women among those reduced to a servile state; and Allah Knows best those of you who justify faith as a conviction operative on their character and will. You take them in marriage by permission of their guardians and pay them themselves, their dowers with good will, and choose those of them who are characterized with the attribute of chastity, faith and fidelity and ornamented with the flower of honesty and not enamoured of other men. And when once they are united in wedlock, they have to guard-themselves from being supposed (temptation). And should they commit themselves to an evil line of conduct, then they shall suffer for their offence, but their punishment shall be half that inflicted on free women for the same offence. Such course of action is ordained for those who are afraid to live in celibacy lest they commit themselves to an evil line of conduct and incur the undesirable consequence. And if you be patient and quietly await the course of events, it is better for you, and Allah is Ghafurun and Rahimun.
4:26 Allah intends to indicate to you the best course of action and to guide you to divine providence and to the habits of life acquired by those who came to this world before you, and to give up resentment against you and pardon your offence. And Allah is 'Alimun and Hakimun.
4:27 But whereas Allah takes upon Himself to extend His mercy to you and give up resentment against you and pardon your offence, the wicked bred to the taste of lust appetent wish to see you alienate Allah's purpose and depart far distant from the path of righteousness.
4:28 Allah means to unburden your minds and your conscience by ordaining what is compatible with your nature and to unburden to you the sins and sorrows of life, for man was created wanting in moral strength endurance, and resistance, lacking fortitude and courage, strength of purpose and will, and the weakest among you are often deceived by others.
4:29 O you who have conformed to Islam: Do not eat your property out of each other in irreverence, wickedness, dishonesty and impiety (usury, gambling, cheating, adulteration, treachery, monopoly, bribery, embezzlement, stealing and such vices); this leads to a gradual self- destruction, unless it be a trade or exchange of commodities for a profit consented to by both the buyer and the seller. Nor shall you kill each other or commit self-murder; Allah is ever Rahimun to you,
4:30 And he, who sinfully and wrongfully commits himself to such line of action, shall suffer grievously; We will subject him to a dreadful conflagration, and this is easy for Allah to do.
4:31 If you avoid and refrain from committing the major sins which have been forbidden unto you, We will grant you remission for your iniquities and admit you into favour and grant you an honourable entry into the realm of bliss and the beatitude of heaven.
4:32 Do not have a longing to the superior advantages or privileges Allah has gifted some of you above others. Men have a rightful claim to be apportioned the proper share of what they have earned (by labour or inheritance), and women have a rightful claim to be apportioned the proper share of what they have earned (by labour or inheritance) therefore, do not express yearning in an emotional voice after the privileges of others, nor suggest it secretly to the mind, but long for the bounty of Providence and show that you have fulfilled the requirements for deserving what you prayed for; Allah is ever 'Alimun of all in all.
4:33 To all and each have We determined successors lawfully entitled to inherit what the parents and the kindred have left. But you must dutifully honour the pledges you vowed in the past to others in good will (heir presumptive, a slave released from bondage or a Muslim immigrant, whose right to the apportioned share of the heritage must not be defeated by a nearer heir), and keep in mind that Allah is Shahidun (a witness to all things).
4:34 Men are the tutelary guardians of women's interests and welfare by consequence of, the inherent constitutional qualities and attributes Allah has invested in one, above the other, and by virtue of the expenditure they incur. Virtuous women are obedient and' responsible, morally accountable for their deeds and capable of fulfilling an obligation and trust in their husbands' absence; virtues that accord well with divine principles. As to those of them whom you consider pervasive and you have a cause to fear, you simply exhort them and urge them by kind words to laudable conduct. Should they turn a deaf ear then absent yourselves from their society in bed. If they still sleep in the bed they have made, then beat them. But if they submit to your good will at any stage and surrender themselves to correction, then do not crush their feelings, their minds or their spirits; nor keep them under tyrannical exercise of power or burden them with cruel and unjust impositions or restraints; Allah is ever the Unique Whose attributes belong to the highest regions of thought and reality, the Unique Who is ever eminently entitled to the designation: The Supreme.
4:35 And if you suspect a breaking of union or continuity between them or impending ruptured relations, then you may choose an arbitrator from his (husband's) side and an arbitrator from her (wife's) side, to whom both parties agree to refer their claims, in order to obtain an equitable decision. Should they both (man and wife) be willing to reconcile their differences and quarrels, then Allah shall reconcile them with their own hearts and make sympathy of love unite their thoughts; Allah has always been 'Alimun, and Khabirun (well acquainted with all that you are doing).
4:36 And worship Allah and do not incorporate with Him other deities, and commit your parents to your kind care and display to them and to the kindred who are related by blood and to the orphans a friendly and kind disposition. A similar disposition is extended to the poor and to the neighbour related or immediate, to the associate and to the wayfarer, and to those on-hand, whether they be captives or reduced to servile state. And do realize that Allah detests every boastful who exalts himself unduly and displays inordinate self-esteem.
4:37 Those who are miserly, unwilling to give in benevolence or spend in divine service and induce others to be mean and parsimonious, and hide Allah's grace in whom it abounds, have in effect permitted the forbidden and commended it to others. We have prepared for those who bid defiance to Allah and rise defiant against His ordinances a condign and humiliating punishment.
4:38 And those who spend of their wealth ostentatiously under the garb of benevolence only to attract notice and to win the admiration of people while in fact they believe neither in Allah nor in the Last Day, have bound themselves to their wicked kind and walked in the footsteps of those with characteristics befitting AL-Shaytan. And he who associates himself with the Devil, has in fact espoused evil, and evil indeed. Is the companion.
4:39 What would they -the infidels- lose should they recognize Allah and be disposed to believe in the Last Day, and spend in divine service of what Allah has bestowed on them! Indeed Allah is ever aware of them, 'Alimun of all that they do.
4:40 Allah is He who established the principle of Justice and established Himself as the fundamental and infinite source of justice; would He be unjust! Never in the least does Allah wrong anyone for the equivalent of an atom. And to induce people to justice, He mercifully requites the pious deed with. double what is commensurable with it, and He requites those who are faithful to Him with a great reward.
4:41 How will it be if and when We call. Upon the Messenger of every nation to bear witness to his people's deeds, and We call upon you O Muhammad to bear witness to these people's actions!
4:42 There and then shall those who denied Allah and/or His statutes and disobeyed the Messenger, wish they could be leveled in the dust, and not one fact can they hide from Allah. Intoxicants were forbidden in stages, here and elsewhere: 2:219, 5:90/91 If on the road and spiritually unconditioned and there is no water to bathe, then ablution -real or metaphoric - becomes an obligation.
4:43 O you who conformed to Islam: Do not engage in the act of worship while you are under the influence of intoxicants nor pray when you are spiritually unconditioned, unless you are on the road, until you have bathed. And if you are sick or on the road or have defecated or touched women and the sensation or contact stirred you to passion, and you did not find water for ablution, then metaphoric ablution be a religious rite: apply clean sand, dust or dry earth lightly to your faces and hands; Allah is ever 'Afawun (Indulgent) and Ghafurun.
4:44 Have you not seen O Muhammad into the irreverent disposition of those who had their share of the Book and of divine Knowledge, (Ahl al-Kitab), how they exchange the guidance of Providence to the path of righteousness for the perplexed path in the maze of error and wish you would alienate you from the purpose of Allah and err and stray from the path of righteousness!
4:45 Allah knows best those who are at enmity with you who seek to injure you and afflict you, if they could, with an irretrievable disaster. But enough is Allah to be your Tutelary Guardian and enough be He to afford you help.
4:46 Among those who are imbued with Judaism are some who translocation the words of the Sacred Scriptures to alter the intended sense of Allah's words. And they interpret their thoughts in words and in deeds; they say to you O Muhammad: "We have opened our hearts’ ears but their actions in fact to their words do not accord, featuring disobedience to which they give voice and insolently say: "We disobey". And they direct to you the words superficially denoting politeness and deep respect that you think they are saying: "We need you to apply your mind and your ears to us, and you are excused if you do not listen, but please attend to us." In point of fact the way they pronounce the words with their tongues in their cheeks (or in Hebrew) admits of secondary bad meaning and insult of the religion, thus: Listen, may you never hear and be afflicted with deafness, you are a thoughtless bad one. But had they said: "We open to you our hearts' ears and we obey, please listen to us and “unzurna” and direct your intellectual eye upon us;" it would have been much better for them and indeed honourable. But Allah has cursed them for their disobedience and their infidelity; how greatly shaken is their faith in Allah!
4:47 O you to whom the Book had been given -Ahl al-Kitab-: Give credence to the Book -the Quran- We have revealed to Our Messenger Muhammad, corroborating and authoritatively validating the authentic Book AL-Tawrah you hold in possession, before We expunge faces, and wipe out their features beyond recognition and eclipse their splendour, or afflict you with such evils as indicate divine wrath and a malignant fate just as We had cursed those who broke the Sabbath Allah's. command has always come to pass.
4:48 Never shall Allah forgive the impious irreverence of incorporating with Him other deities, but He forgives all else to whom He will. And he who incorporates with Allah other deities shall have committed the most heinous sin.
4:49 Have you not seen Muhammad into the manner of those who vindicate themselves and justify their wrongs! But indeed it is only Allah Who has the absolute authority to vindicate whom He will, and no one is ever wronged not even to the equivalent of a single hair of the dry integument of the smallest seed.
4:50 Look how they forge lies against Allah and criminally relate to Him falsehood which is enough to be sin personified.
4:51 Have you not seen O Muhammad into the irreverent disposition of those who had their share of the Book and of divine knowledge -Ahl AL-Kitab- how they are strongly disposed to believe in falsehood rendering idolatrous worship to idols, priests, necromancers and to the Devil, and regard the infidels with admiration and consider them the guide - posts of faith when compared to those who took Providence their guide!
4:52 These are they whom Allah has afflicted with such evils as indicate divine wrath and a malignant fate. He whom Allah has cursed shall find no one to afford him help.
4:53 Or did they go shares with Allah in His sovereignty over the universe! But if they did, they would never have bestowed on mankind even as little as the speck in a date stone; they cannot bear to see others invested with privileges.
4:54 Or do they envy people and regard their divine-given privileges with discontent! But We bestowed on Ibrahim (Abraham) and his family the divine prerogative of Prophethood, the Book and the wisdom that go with it and privileged them with sovereignty and a great kingdom.
4:55 And among those to whom Ibrahim was sent, were some who recognized him and gave credence. to his faith, and others who declined to accept him. And enough is Hell to lay claim to those infidels to infuriate its blazes.
4:56 Those who deny Our revelations and refuse to recognize Our signs serving to demonstrate divine, Omnipotence and Authority shall be put to torture; We will expose them to the protracted and dreadful conflagration. As often as their skins* are consumed, We replace them with new skins so that they taste the merciless but just punishment. Indeed Allah has always been Qadirun (Omnipotent) and Hakimun.
4:57 But those who believed with hearts impressed with the image of religious and spiritual virtues and deeds with wisdom and piety shall be recipients of Allah's mercy and. blessings. We will welcome them into gardens beneath which rivers flow wherein they will have passed through nature to Eternity. They shall be companioned with mates of their design, pure, chaste and holy, fellows of their piety, and shall be overshadowed with Allah's gracious wing affording security and protection while they experience, with great delight, the promised eternal bliss.
4:58 Allah commands you to characterize yourselves with habitual reverence, obedience and piety and to restore the property and whatever you hold in trust, be, it from Allah or from people, to those who have the rightful claim to it and or -to those who have invested you with the trust. And exercise justice when you sit in judgement upon people, and be consonant with the principles of moral right and in accordance with reason and fact. Allah enjoins only what is right and sound; how morally excellent is what He exhorts you to do; Allah has always been Sami’un with (unlimited audition), and Bassirun, (He sees all that you do).
4:59 O you whose hearts have been touched with the divine hand: Obey Allah and be submissive to His will and obey the Messenger who is the only medium through whom Allah's guidance, command, ordinance and word are conveyed and expressed. And obey those among you who are invested with authority. Nonetheless, should you seem resolved to dispute any subject or a concern, then resort to Allah’s Book –the Quran– and betake yourselves to the Messenger for aid if in fact your hearts have been impressed with image of religious and spiritual virtues and you are strongly disposed to believe that the Last Day is comfortable to reality. This is a wise course of action ensuring safety and leading to the intended purpose.
4:60 Have you seen O Muhammad into the irreverent disposition of those who allege that they have given credence to all that has been revealed to you and to all that has been revealed to Messengers before you, how they wish to resort to the Devil and to false deities for judgement of their disputes! Yet they have been commanded to reject and renounce every deity besides Allah. But AL-Shaytan and those with characteristics befitting him intend to lead them by the nose into the maze of error.
4:61 When advised to resort to the canon law sent by Allah to be the standard for judgement and to betake themselves to you -the Messenger- for aid, you see the hypocrites, actuated by repugnance, turn away their faces, their eyes and their thoughts from you.
4:62 And so, how will it be if and when they are befallen with a misfortune or wedded to a calamity in consequence of what their wrongful and unclean hands. have committed! There and then they shall betake themselves to you making a solemn declaration with an appeal to Allah that they meant nothing but peace upon earth and concord and good will unto men.
4:63 These and such persons are they upon whom wickedness prevails; Allah is 'Alimun of the irreverence mustering to their hearts. Therefore, disregard O Muhammad what they say and exhort them and discourse them on practical divinity by words piercing their ears, their hearts and their feelings and touching their innermost being.
4:64 Never did We send a Messenger but to be obeyed, Allah willing, and had they turned to Allah as soon as they had wronged themselves and betaken themselves to you to declare their invocation to Allah for forgiveness, and the Messenger -you Muhammad- had invoked Allah, on their behalf, for mercy and forgiveness, they would have found Allah Tawabun and Rahimun.
4:65 But never, by Allah, your Creator, shall they be recognized as Muslims and be sanctioned by all solemnities of religion until they have willingly accepted you as the judge and/or the arbitrator. and accepted your judgement and submitted to your authority with submissive reverence, and reasoned high of Providence.
4:66 And had Allah enjoined them to sacrifice their lives in His cause or to go out of their homes to fight against positive unbelief, they would not have obeyed the injunction with the exception of a few. Had they obeyed Allah's authoritative admonition, it would have been much better for them here and Hereafter. Such obedience would have confirmed their peace and position of authority and deep joy would have settled on their spirits.
4:67 There and then they would have merited a great reward from heaven's realm.
4:68 And moral straightness and the path of righteousness would have been all before them and, Providence their guide.
4:69 He who obeys Allah and His Messenger shall be a recipient of Allah's mercy and blessings. Such persons shall be placed in the distinguished position of those in whom all divine grace abounds: the Prophets, the veracious, the martyrs and the pious in a world perverse, and how celebrated is the society.
4:70 Such a distinguished position is a manifestation of Allah's grace, and enough is Allah to be 'Alimun of all in all.
4:71 O you who have conformed to Islam: Take all precautions to provide against a surprise party and advance in single battalions or advance in regiment;
4:72 Among you are those who detach themselves from your regiment in thought and action that if you happen to suffer loss or be wedded to a calamity, any one of them would say "Allah has been gracious to me, for I was guided by intuition to engage myself in a skirmish and irregular encounter and detach myself from the pursuit of their hostile action".
4:73 But should victory sit on your helm, he interprets his thoughts in words, as if he is not bound by ties of affection, blood, interests or circumstances or with some fact or series of facts or attributes into which you both enter; he says "I wish I were a part of them, I would have achieved a great victory".
4:74 Since among you O Muslims are the like of these aforementioned whose faith in Allah is greatly shaken, then let those of you who have the world all before them but choose to exchange it for the better world in heaven's realm Hereafter fight in the cause of Allah. Whether they lose their lives or victory sits on their helm, they shall merit Our blessings and We will repay them an imposingly beautiful reward.
4:75 And why should you not fight in the cause of Allah when the helpless and the oppressed among the men, the women and the children give voice to their emotion and appeal to Allah for aid; they pray: "We pray and beseech you, O Allah, our Creator, to deliver us out of this City (Macca) whose inhabitants are espoused to tyranny and oppression, and confer on us Your tutelage and afford us Your help".
4:76 Those whose hearts have been touched with the divine hand fight in the cause of Allah whereas those who deny Allah and lose sight of Him, fight in the cause of the Devil. Therefore, fight O you Muslims the advocates of the irreverent system of worship instituted by AL-Shaytan who holds out his hand and they give their own. Indeed the cunning of AL-Shaytan is taken for a poor crooked wisdom.
4:77 Have you not seen O Muhammad into the disposition of those who were told to put a restraint upon their desire for fighting and observe faithfully the act of worship and give Zakat (alms), for Zakat is but the vehicle of prayer, yet when time was ripe and fighting was enjoined, some of them came to be apprehensive about their involvement in battle for fear of their lives. They feared the enemy –to a degree comparable to the degree of fear due to Allah–Creator of all beings or even a degree higher, and they exclaimed against fighting; they said: "O Allah, our Creator, why enjoin us to fight and implant our Hereafter in the now; if only You would put fighting in respite and grant us a postponement of this obligation to a future date!" Say to them O Muhammad: "The enjoyment experienced here below, no matter how long it lasts, is fleeting and evanescent whereas the Hereafter abounds in the best enjoyments and everlasting bliss for those who entertain the profound reverence dutiful to Allah, and no one is ever wronged not even to the equivalent of a single hair of the dry integument of the smallest seed".
4:78 Wherever you may be you shall be caught in the jaws of death even if you happen to be in fortresses fortified against confounding ages cruel knife. Yet when good fortune falls in their way, they -your people– relate it to Allah, and if they are befallen with a misfortune they relate it to you O Muhammad. Say to them: "All happenings, good or bad, are authorized by Allah." What ails these people that they hardly comprehend a discourse of reason!
4:79 In effect whatever good fortune betide you is endowed with grace from the bounty of Providence, and whatever misfortune befalls you is the consequence of your own doings. We have sent you O Muhammad to the people as a Messenger, and enough is Allah to be a witness to all deeds and to the way they are effected.
4:80 He who obeys the Messenger has in effect obeyed Allah, and he who turns a deaf ear must realize that We did not send you to watch over their innocence and folly.
4:81 They -whose faith is greatly shaken- show obedience in your presence O Muhammad and say to you: "We obey all that you exhort us to do." But when they depart from where you are, some of them design by night a scheme of action not in accord with your principles, and Allah puts in writing all that they propose to do. Therefore, disregard them and rely upon Allah, and enough is He to be your Tutelary Guardian Who exercises protecting vigilance over you.
4:82 Do they not ponder the Quran! If it were revealed from a source other than Allah, they would have found it abounding in discrepancies and variations.
4:83 When -these people- learn by credible or incredible information a subject or report or talk to the credit of the Muslims or against them, they spread it as news and circulate it by way of rumour. Had they referred it to the Messenger and, in his absence, to those in authority among them, it would have been in accordance with divine standard. The Messenger and/or those in authority would have intelligently examined the news and rationalized the matter and would have known the facts and placed them in their true bearings. Had it not been for Allah's efficacious grace and mercy abounding in you, you people would have been attracted to AL-Shaytan and espoused the opinions of those with characteristics befitting him, except a few.
4:84 Therefore, fight O Muhammad in the cause of Allah; you are not responsible for anyone but yourself, But incite those whose hearts have been touched with the divine hand to make war against positive unbelief; perhaps Allah may curb the hostile appetite of those infidels who wish to display their might against you. Allah's Omnipotence infinitely exceeds man's might and when He avenges His right He strikes at the root.
4:85 He who mediates or intervenes for the purpose of reconciling persons shall have a share of his good grace allotted to him by Providence. And he who mediates with a bad grace and for the purpose of an evil cause and/or selfish motive principles shall share the consequences of his ill grace. There is Providence that watches over innocence and folly, and keeps a vigilant eye upon everything and every action.
4:86 When you are greeted with words or gestures, acknowledge the greeting with a more courteous recognition or at least return the same formula; it is an obligation. Allah has always taken account of all things and all actions.
4:87 Allah there is no Ilah but He, shall inevitably gather you all on the Day of Resurrection, the Day which admits no doubt; and who is more truthful in his discourse than Allah!
4:88 How can you -Muslims- get to be divided in thought and in feeling, some in favour of and some against the hypocrites and you class injustice with wisdom and virtue, when Allah has already grouped them together under the. class – Infidels- for their common attributes and their qualities and actions which have earned Allah's hatred! Do you wish to guide those whom Allah has declined to guide to His path of righteousness! He whom Allah does not guide to His path of righteousness shall no one be able to guide thereto;
4:89 They wished you would desert faith in favour of disbelief and be infidel as they are so that you be both alike. Therefore, do not make a friendly intimacy with them until they have emigrated as purposed by Allah and be resolved to fight in His cause. Should they turn a deaf ear, then beset them on all sides. and kill them wherever you find them and join none of them in intimacy nor lean upon any of them to afford you help.
4:90 But exempt from aforesaid prescriptive right are those of them -the hypocrites- who take refuge with or are related to a people with whom you are bound by a covenant relating to peace, truce, alliance or the like or -those of them- who are perplexed by reason of their kinship to your opponents; they do not have the heart to fight on your side against their people nor to side with their people-against you. Had Allah willed, He, would have instigated them against you, and then they would have waged war against you. Therefore, if they are disposed to let you alone, proceed no further and offer you peace, then leave them alone; Allah does not commit you to any line of action against them.
4:91 You shall also find others -hypocrites,- who wish to win your confidence as well as the confidence of their people - double face -; if victory sits on your helm, they apply their hearts to you, and if it sits on their people's helm, they apply their hearts to them and return to insurrection wherein they sink into vice under the vexations of their winds. Since, you have no binding agreement with their people, then unless they let you alone and proceed no further, offer you peace and curb their hostile appetite and withhold their wrongful hands, then beset them on all sides, kill them wherever you find them or whenever you gain mastery over them; Allah gives you, against them, a free hand and a complete liberty of action.
4:92 Observe particularly: It is not right for a believer who has conformed to Islam to kill another believer of the same law unless it be by mistake. And he who kills a Muslim by chance and guilt does not reside in the intention shall run into some consequences in expiation of his wrong, thus:
4:93 And he who kills a believer who has conformed to Islam and the guilt resides in the intention, shall be destined to Hell wherein he will have passed through nature to eternal suffering and he will have come within the measure of Allah's wrath and curse; this is besides the torment prepared by Providence to lay upon the damned.
4:94 O you who have conformed to Islam: When you journey into a foreign land in Allah's cause, you must distinguish by the sight and by other senses the disposition of the people whether or not they have conformed to Islam lest you spoil your best designs by faulty actuation. Nor should you say to anyone who greets you: "You are not a Muslim;" prompted by selfish motive principles of considering him a fit subject for plunder, in quest of the fleeting and evanescent glory of life below when glory, valuables, possessions and all graces abound in heaven's realm. Remember, if he is not a believer in Allah, thus were you before but Allah graced you with guidance to His path of righteousness. Therefore, discern the truth from what is false; Allah is ever 'Alimun of all that you do
4:95 They are not alike, the stay-at-home for no valid reason (sickness, trouble and the like) and those who strive in the cause of Allah with their wealth and their lives. Allah has invested those who strove with their wealth and their lives in His cause with special distinctions a step higher in the scale of dignity and rank than that He invested in the stay-at-home. Yet both did Allah promise efficacious grace effecting the end for which it is given. But those who strive shall Allah distinguish from the stay-at-home by quite a rich reward.
4:96 These are grades of quality, disposition and attributes as determined and conferred by Him besides forgiveness and mercy, and Allah has always been ever Ghafurun and Rahimun.
4:97 Those who are caught in the Jaws of death discrediting themselves with wrongful actions shall be questioned by the angels of death who disembody their souls, thus: "What has become of you, and what was your reaction to oppression and humiliation?" "The powerful citizens, oppressed the weak by tyrannical exercise of power" answer the wrongful "Was Allah's earth not extensive enough, to migrate into another country and come to settle therein!" ask the angels. Such persons are destined to Hell, and evil indeed is the intended end.
4:98 But exempt from this -scheme of classification relative to the stay- at home are the men who are deficient in bodily vigour through age, the women and the children who are deficient in bodily or muscular strength who have no stratagem to use against the enemy or be able to lead in a course of action nor determine the course of events.
4:99 Such persons may be excused, and Allah may hopefully give up resentment against them; Allah has always been 'Afuwan and Ghafurun.
4:100 And he who emigrates in the cause of Allah (because of persecution, oppression or the like) shall find a good many places of refuge and abounding resources. and he who quits his homeland with the motive principle of serving Allah's purpose and subserving His Messenger shall win Allah's grace. And if it happens that he comes upon the encounter with death on the way, before he has reached his destination he shall be graced just the same; his reward has thus early been incumbent on Allah.
4:101 And if you journey into a foreign land, be it in the cause of Allah or for any other purpose, you incur no guilt if you should shorten your prayer (one time kneeling, twice prostrating performed twice instead of three or four times), that is if you fear you might be exposed to a willfully inflicted injury by those who are an open enemy of the faith. Therefore, be cautious; the infidels are indeed your avowed enemy.
4:102 And if you Muhammad happen to be with them -the Muslims- and it is time to observe a scheduled prayer, then you perform your act of worship as herein indicated: "You lead the prayer with some of them (first group) who shall remain carrying their weapons while the others (second group) stand sentinel to keep guard ever you in the rear. When you have completed the first division-one time kneeling, twice prostrating then the first group withdraws to the rear to replace those in the second group who now join you during your second division at the end of which you Muhammad will have completed your two divisions Now there remains one division for each group to perform. The first group (armed) now performs the second division with the second group standing guard over them in the rear. Then both groups reverse their position until each group will have completed their two divisions being cautious at all times. The infidels wish you would neglect your arms and your equipment so that they attack you once for all. Yet you are absolved to lay down your arms if it rains or if you fall sick, but be constantly on your guard. Allah has prepared for the infidels a tormenting punishment humiliating indeed.
4:103 When you have completed your prayer, you keep remembering Allah and bearing Him in mind standing, sitting and lying on your sides. Evoking reminiscence of Allah inspires to the hearts and minds a state, of composure. However, when you feel safe and secure, you then perform the act of worship in the proper manner as prescribed by Allah, for the act of worship has been a prescriptive rule incumbent on those whose hearts have been touched with the divine hand to observe at the scheduled hours.
4:104 And do not relax in point of strictness and severity nor weaken in your fighting power against those who are an open enemy of the faith. If you are suffering misery and hardship, they are suffering just the same, but unlike them, you are hopeful of Allah's tutelage, mercy and blessings whereas they are staking their very lives on some dark hope. And Allah is ever 'Alimun and Hakimun.
4:105 We have revealed to you O Muhammad the Book –the Quran– in truth and in agreement with reality so that you Judge between the people in the manner shown to you by Allah. And so do not be deceived by the wicked who attempt to prejudice you and deceive you into using your authority to favour and vindicate those characterized with treachery
4:106 And invoke Allah's forgiveness; Allah has always been ever Ghafurun and Rahimun.
4:107 Nor should you plead on behalf of those who deceive their own minds, their views and their hopes and assert what is false and lead others into error; Allah detests the one who deceitfully violates faith and betrays trust, whose name has become a byword of perfidy and crime.
4:108 They hide their evil deeds to conceal them from the notice of others, but how can they conceal them from the notice of Allah when He is Omnipresent. Their reasoning when they are alone. at night admits a discourse to their dishonesty and to their disposition against the principles of Allah. But Allah's Omnipresence besets them on all sides and it follows that He has always been Cognizant of all that they do.
4:109 There, you people have pleaded on their behalf here below, but who is going to plead on their behalf on the Day they rise again and come to Allah's final judgment, or who shall then take them under his tutelage and be their defender!
4:110 Yet he who commits himself to an evil line of conduct or wrongs himself and invokes Allah's forgiveness and mercy, shall find Allah has always been ever Ghafurun and Rahimun.
4:111 And he who commits himself to an evil line of conduct will have in effect committed it but against his own soul and to the hurt of his own interest and Allah has always been ever 'Alimun and Hakimun.
4:112 And he who makes a mistake or does something in a manner contrary to equity and uprightness or commits a crime and hides his guilty front with innocent snow and throws the blame or lays it on someone who is innocent, shall have burdened himself with, the guilt of intentional assertion of falsehood and of standing before Allah manifest of crime.
4:113 And had it not been for Allah's efficacious grace and mercy abounding in you Muhammad some of those who mistake their way and do not employ the faculty of reason in forming conclusions would have resolved to lead you in the wrong, when in fact they will only mislead themselves. Nor, even though they desire to harm you, can they get you into harm's way. Allah has revealed to you the Book -the Quran- to guide you and acquaint your heart with wisdom and He imparted to you the knowledge of what you at no time knew, and Allah's grace and blessings on you have been indeed abounding.
4:114 There is nothing useful nor reliable for a purpose or efficient in a function in much of their secret counsel and in the thoughts they convey reciprocally in talk uttered below their breath unless it be in accord with wisdom and piety that it enjoins benevolence, equity and the inducement to peace among people and the principles of justice. And he whose lines of character are broad and clear as to feature willingness to comply with divine principles for the sake of piety shall be a recipient of Allah's grace; We will requite him with a great reward.
4:115 And he who contends with the Messenger with opposing arguments after he has clearly sensed the spirit of truth guiding into all truth and follows a path other than that followed by those whose hearts have been touched with the divine hand and Providence their guide shall be a great loser. We will confirm him in the horrid purpose he has chosen for himself and will confix him to a dreadful conflagration. And evil indeed is the intended end.
4:116 Never shall, Allah forgive the impious irreverence of incorporating with Him other deities, but He forgives all else to whom He will. And he who incorporates with Allah other deities shall have lost himself in the maze of error.
4:117 They simply pay reverence and veneration to idols designated by female appellations -goddesses- and invoke them besides Allah. It is a visible manifestation of Al-Shaytan and an attribute they wear chiefly by his instrumentality. In fact they invoke and reverence none but the Devil who is evil personified.
4:118 Allah has cursed him and afflicted him with such evils as indicate divine wrath and a malignant fate. His insolence was such as to promise, Allah to incite a determinate number of His servants to evil.
4:119 "I will lead them wrong," he said, "and I will lead them by the nose to an evil line of conduct and arouse in them vain desires and stir up their sinful sensuous appetite." "I will command them to receive the pagan superstition and slit and cut the ears of cattle and I will command them to change the course and order of things wherein they were set at the creation." And he who puts himself under the tutelage of AL-Shaytan besides Allah, shall have been a great loser.
4:120 He promises them and arouses in them vain desires when in fact he promises them only what is vain, deceptive and deluding.
4:121 Such persons are destined to make abode in Hell whereat the flames shall lay upon them a sure watch that they just cannot escape.
4:122 But those who conformed to the will of Allah with hearts impressed with the image of religious and spiritual virtues and deeds with wisdom and piety shall be requited with what is commensurate with their deeds. We will welcome them into gardens of bliss beneath which rivers flow wherein they will have passed through nature to Eternity, a solemn promise made by Allah, and who is more truthful in his discourse than Allah Who is truth personified!
4:123 Hope springs eternal in the human breast; the hope of some reward whether merited or unmerited, peculiar to man, is a desire with expectation not according with Allah's legislative and religious code. Therefore, it is neither according to your desires O Muslims nor is it according to the desires of Ahl AL-Kitab (Jews and Christians) that Allah proceeds. He who commits himself to an evil line of conduct shall be punished for it and suffer for his offence; he shall not find besides Allah a tutelary guardian nor can anyone afford him help.
4:124 And whoever, a male or a female with a faithful heart, in all manner of wisdom and piety does something involving effort to gain one's livelihood. or to perform a function, or acting upon the feelings of others or for any purpose so as to gain an end. shall be a recipient of Allah's mercy and blessings. Such persons shall be heartily welcomed into Paradise and never shall they be wronged not even as little as the speck in a date stone.
4:125 And who has a better cosign of vantage affording piety of action and system of faith and worship than he who surrenders himself, his purpose and his reason to Allah. conforming his will to Allah's will while he imprints his deeds with wisdom and piety and follows the system of faith and worship of Ibrahim the orthodox Muslim, whom Allah has distinguished by His unique tutelary friendship!
4:126 And to Allah belong all that is in the heavens and all that is on earth, and Allah has always been Cognizant of all things.
4:127 And they – those who conformed to Islam - seek counsel from you O Muhammad concerning women; how to act toward them and deal Justly with them! Say to them: "Allah's decretal reply to your question, relative to women, is formally announced," “Instructions have been recited to you from the Book -the Quran–". Further instructions concern the female orphans to whom you deny their due and whom you wish to marry: "It is not right to take advantage of their helpless position nor of the helpless position of all those who are young." "And you must deal justly with orphans and exercise your authority in maintenance of their right. And whatever deed you imprint with wisdom and piety is an honourable deed, it always comes to Allah’s knowledge."
4:128 And if a woman be apprehensive about her husband's ill treatment and she fears his aversion and cruelty or desertion, they incur no blame should they reconcile their quarrel and reconcile themselves with their own hearts and with Allah, for, the action of reconciling persons is consistent with piety. What prejudice the minds are greed or cupidity and non-admission of a point claimed in argument or of conceding anything asked or required. But if you turn your thoughts on moral excellence and benevolence and entertain the profound reverence dutiful to Allah, you shall find that Allah has always been Khabirun of all that you do.
4:129 You shall never be able to do equity and justice to women in case of plurality of wives however much you wish, in good conscience, to do so. Therefore, do not disincline yourselves altogether from any of them acting upon your volition or upon a stronger volition than your own to keep her in suspense and mental anguish. And if you set estranged persons at one again and bring them back into concord and entertain the profound reverence dutiful to Allah, you shall find that Allah has always been ever Ghafurun and Rahimun.
4:130 And should they decide to separate and bring to an end their conjugal cohabitation, then Allah shall make them independent of each other. He will compensate to each of them out of His bounty which flows freely and abundantly from the fountains of His grace what has been lost. Great, is Allah the Creator; He has always been Wasi’un (Omnipresent), His mercy is vast and Hakimun, His wisdom infinite.
4:131 And to Allah belong all that is in the heavens and that is on earth, and We have enjoined those who were given the Book before you -Ahl AL-Kitab- as well as you Muslims to entertain the profound reverence dutiful to Allah. And if you should deny Allah and refuse to acknowledge His infinite Authority, then you must realize that to Allah belong all that is in the heavens and all, that is on earth, and Allah has always been Ghaniyun (Independent), (Absolute), and Hamidun (Worthy of all praise); His grace abounds in the universe.
4:132 And to Allah belong all that is in the heavens and all that is on earth, and enough is Allah to be your Tutelary Guardian Who exercises protecting vigilance over you.
4:133 If He wills, He can do away with you people and replace you, by others; and Allah is ever Qadirun to bring this to effect.
4:134 And whoever sets his mind upon the mundane things which minister to his enjoyment and content here below must realize that in heaven's realm does Allah have all that ministers to his enjoyment and content here below and all the divine things which conduce to His mercy and grace Hereafter; Allah has always been ever Sami’un and Bassirun with unlimited audition, He sees all that you do.
4:135 O you who have conformed to Islam: "Charge yourselves with equity and recourse to the principles of justice and exercise your authority and power in maintenance of right, though it may be against yourselves, your parents, or your kindred, and do not be inclined to favour the rich for a gain nor the poor for sympathy. Rich or poor as they may be, Allah is He who is more capable of guarding their interests. Therefore, do not be influenced by emotion nor let the ruling passion conquer reason and sway you from justice. And if you should swerve from this course of action or turn a deaf ear, you must realize that Allah has always been ever Khabirun of all that you do."
4:136 O you who have conformed to Islam: Believe in Allah with hearts impressed with the image of religious and spiritual virtues, and acknowledge His Messenger and give credence to the Book He has sent down to him- the Quran- and to the Book He sent down before. And he, who denies Allah, His angels, His Books, His Messengers and the Day of Resurrection, shall have erred and strayed far deep in the maze of error.
4:137 Indeed, those who conformed to Islam then turned renegades, then again conformed to Islam and again went over from Islam and sank deeply in disbelief under the unjustifiable vexations of their minds and spirit shall be undone past all retrieve whichever way they turn. Never shall Allah forgive them nor guide them to the path of righteousness.
4:138 Announce O Muhammad to the hypocrites that they must expect a condign punishment.
4:139 Those of you who take the infidels who deny Allah as intimate friends and favour their tutelage to that of their co-religionists who are of the same law, had better pause to think. Do they seek honour and power at their hands and pride themselves in so doing! But all power, omnipotence and honour rest on the helm of Allah's hands.
4:140 Allah has instructed you in the Book -the Quran- He revealed to you, thus: "Should you happen to hear Allah's revelations challenged and denied and held up to ridicule by those who were born to be losers, then you do not keep company with them until they have changed the subject of conversation and virtue and wisdom no longer sit in want, lest you be alike." Allah shall gather the hypocrites and the infidels who deny Him all together in the kingdom of Hell.
4:141 Such persons are they who watch you closely and they are on the watch for opportunities. If Allah graces you with His tutelage and victory sits on your helm, they desire with expectation to share the credit and they interpret their thoughts in words; they say to you: "Have we not been on your side!" And if the infidels who deny Allah are befallen with good fortune they say to them: "Did we not back you up and avert the disaster which would have befallen you at the hands of the Muslims?" Allah shall judge between you on the Day of Resurrection and Judgement and never shall Allah advantage the cause of the infidels over that of the Muslims.
4:142 The hypocrites represent to themselves in imagination that they deceive Allah, while He is 'Alimun of all their doings and only gives them enough rope to allow them free scope of action in order that they commit themselves to an evil line of conduct. When they stand to perform their act of worship they are dispirited and despondent; they perform their prayer only to attract notice and win the admiration of people, while in truth they hardly remember Allah;
4:143 Reticent, they are swayed, in their opinions and their actions, in their conduct and in their thoughts between you people - the Muslims - and their people - the infidels - while in truth they belong neither to you nor to them. And he whom Allah does not guide to the path of righteousness, never shall you find out a way to guide him thereto.
4:144 O you who have conformed to Islam: Do not, take the infidels who deny, Allah as intimate friends and favour their tutelage to that of your co-religionists who are of the same law. Would you like that Allah takes a fault upon you and then He shall have a justifying reason to punish you?
4:145 Indeed, the hypocrites are destined to the abode in the deep bottomless abyss of Hell, and never shall you find anyone to afford them help.
4:146 But such a misfortune would be cancelled in favour of those who repent, amend and declare the truth and turn their minds to Allah and choose to be under His tutelage and faithfully conform to Allah's system of faith and worship. Such persons, shall Allah include in the circle of those whose hearts have been touched with the divine hand, and Allah shall requite the faithful who are firm in fidelity and allegiance to Him a great reward.
4:147 Pause here - you people - and think What advantage or benefit does Allah derive from inflicting punishment on you if you impel yourselves to the feeling of gratitude and gratefulness and conform your will to His will! Indeed Allah has always acknowledged what is esteemed a worthy deed; and He is 'Alimun.
4:148 Allah abhors words uttered in immoral manner and detests open contempt cast at others unless it be redressing grievances, and Allah is ever Sami’un with unlimited audition, and 'Alimun.
4:149 Whether you make your wise and pious deed publicly known or you conceal it from the notice of others, or if you forgive and give up resentment against an offender and/or remit the penalty of an offense, you must realize that Allah has always been 'Afawun, and Qadirun.
4:150 Indeed, those who deny Allah and refuse to acknowledge His Messengers and wish to dissociate them from Allah asunder in thought and in reverence and interpret their thoughts in words that they recognize some and decline to accept others, and wish to take a middle course, are they who were born to be losers.
4:151 These and such persons are the infidels indeed, and We have. prepared for the infidels who deny the truth and intentionally assert what is false a condign and humiliating punishment.
4:152 Whereas those who believe in Allah and recognize His Messengers with hearts impressed with the image of religious and spiritual virtues, and do not discriminate one from another, shall be recipients of the grace of Allah Who shall requite them with what is commensurate with their deeds, and Allah has always been Ghafurun, and Rahimun.
4:153 And insolently do Ahl al-Kitab (the Jews) ask you O Muhammad for a Book that you would cause to descend upon them from heaven! But greater was their irreverence to Mussa (Moses) whom they asked to show them Allah personally so that they perceive Him by sight. There and then did heaven thunder against them and the fearful echoes thundered in their ears in consequence of their blasphemy against Allah. And worse was the reverence and veneration they paid to the calf which they worshipped and adored besides Allah. And this odd disposition, strangely ran in their heads after they had received enough signs to guide them out of want of spiritual and intellectual sight into illumination and enlightenment Yet We pardoned them and remitted the penalty of their serious offence and We conferred on Mussa delegated power and made him stand manifest of authority.
4:154 And We stabilized the Mount above them when it shook with such fits of awe for the profound reverence dutiful to Allah as We made a covenant with them, and We said to them: “Make entry into this town AL-Quds (Jerusalem) but humble yourselves and bow your knees to Me as you go through the gate." And We said to them: "Do not break the Sabbath We set apart for rest and worship," and We entered with them into a paramount covenant and they, with a strong oath, expressed their obligation and solemn promise to bind themselves by it.
4:155 Yet, set to their discredit were such crimes that brought them within the measure of Allah's wrath:
4:156 Also, their infidelity and their slanderous discourse against Maryam - Blessed Virgin Mary- ( B.V.M.).
4:157 And their false allegation that they slew the Messiah, Isa, the son of Maryam, the Messenger of Allah, when in fact they never killed him nor did they crucify him but they thought they did (See introduction). And those who disputed his fate were themselves in a state of uncertainty as to the truth and reality of the incident; their belief was based on empty knowledge and their supposition was formed on grounds admittedly insufficient, for indeed they just did not slay him but the guilt nevertheless resided in the intention.
4:158 But Allah had taken him up to His August presence, and Allah has always been Azizun (almighty) and Hakimun.
4:159 And there is no one, among Ahl al-Kitab but shall realize the truth of his - Isa's - mission at his descent to earth before his death - pining regrets and vain repentance - (The favoured view). And in Day of Judgment shall he - Isa - be a witness against them.
4:160 And in consequence of their iniquities and wrongful actions, We denied them some good and wholesome victuals which were lawful to them aforetime, not to mention their frequent standing in the way to pervert Allah's spirit of truth from guiding people into all truth.
4:161 Also, their ill gotten gain from usury which they have been utterly forbidden to practice and their unlawful organized scheme to eat people out of their property. And We have prepared for those of them who are disobedient rebels a condign punishment.
4:162 But those of them with well-founded knowledge who are acquainted with the facts, whose hearts have been touched with the divine hand, are they who give credence to all that has been revealed to you Muhammad and to all that was revealed to those who were sent before you; they constantly observe their act of worship and give alms, they believe in Allah and in the Day of Resurrection with hearts impressed with the image of religious and spiritual virtues. It is those whom We shall requite with a great reward.
4:163 We have inspired to you O Muhammad a Book and a divine message as We inspired to Nuh (Noah) and to the prophets who followed. And We inspired divine messages to Ibrahim and Ismail (Ishmael), to Ishaq (Isaac) and Ya'qub (Jacob) and to the tribes of his twelve sons, to Isa and Ayub (Job), to Yunus (Jonas) and Harun (Aaron) and to Sulayman. And to Dawud We imparted the Psalms.
4:164 And We inspired divine messages to Messengers whom We have narrated to you before and to others whom We did not narrate to you. And to Mussa did Allah speak as He exposed Himself to his - mental view and to him He declared the divine message in words .
4:165 Such Messengers were sent as spectacles and warnings so that people shall have no excuse nor can they hold a plea against Allah in mitigation of censure after they had been warned by Allah's Messengers. And Allah has always been Azizun and Hakimun.
4:166 But Allah is a witness of all that He has revealed to you O Muhammad and with it He has been associated. He sent it down by His authority and to this effect do the angels bear witness, and enough is Allah Himself to be the witness.
4:167 Indeed, those who denied Allah and stood in the way to prevent Allah's spirit of truth from guiding people into all truth have been led by the nose into the depth of the maze of error.
4:168 And those who denied Allah. and were wrongful of actions, were born to be losers; never shall Allah forgive them nor guide them to the path. of righteousness.
4:169 But only to the path which leads directly to Hell wherein they will have passed through nature to eternal suffering. And this is indeed quite easy for Allah to bring into effect.
4:170 O you people: the Messenger of Allah has come to you with the divine message of the truth authorized by Allah, therefore, you had better conform to Allah's system of faith and worship. And if you should deny Allah and the mission of His Messenger, then you must realize that to Allah belong all that is in the heavens and all that is on earth, and Allah has always been 'Alimun, and Hakimun.
4:171 O you Ahl AL-Kitab, Do not carry your religious beliefs to excess and beyond the truth, nor should you relate to Allah but the truth, Isa, the son of Maryam, the Messenger of Allah, is simply His Word and edict He authoritatively proclaimed to Maryam and a spirit that proceeded from Him and was conveyed to Maryam by the Spirit Jibril (Gabriel). Therefore, you had better believe in Allah and acknowledge His Messengers and stop saying "Allah in Trinity;" this is only to your benefit. Allah is only and absolutely One, glory be to Him and extolled are His glorious attributes; far be He beyond comprehension; His omnipotence precludes begetting a son , when all that is in the heavens and all that is on earth belong to Him. And enough is Allah to be your Tutelary Guardian Who exercises protecting vigilance over you.
4:172 Indeed, the Messiah, Isa, the son of Maryam, shall not turn indignant for being a servant of Allah nor shall the angels nearest to Allah. And he who turns indignant for serving Allah and becomes extravagant in his account of himself and displays inordinate self - esteem must realize that all in all shall be thronged to His August Presence in Day of Judgment.
4:173 But those who believed in Allah with hearts impressed with the image of religious and spiritual virtues and deeds with wisdom and piety, shall Allah requite with what is commensurate with their deeds, and out of His bounty He shall complement their rewards with what runs higher than what corresponds with their piety. Whereas those who turned indignant and displayed inordinate self-esteem, He shall requite with a condign punishment, and never shall they find besides Allah a tutelary guardian, nor can anyone afford them help.
4:174 O you people: Now has a proof come to you from Allah, your Creator; a proof convincing the minds of Allah's Omnipotence and Authority, and We have sent down to you illumination and enlightenment
4:175 Therefore, those who accepted Allah with consenting minds and chose to be under His tutelage, He shall admit their claim to His blessings and extend to them His mercy, grace them with His bounty and guide them to His path, the path of righteousness.
4:176 They -your people- seek counsel from you O Muhammad concerning the deceased who is childless and fatherless. Say to them: "Allah’s decretal reply to your question concerns the childless and fatherless is formally announced, thus: If a man dies and he has no child nor a father but he has a sister, then she has the rightful claim to one half of what he has left." And should the reverse be the case then he inherits all her property if she has no child. And if the deceased in question has two sisters or more, then they go share and share alike in two thirds of what he left. And if they are a mixed company of men and women - brothers and sisters, then the general principle of inheritance applies; the male inherits the equivalent of what is apportioned to two females. Allah sets forth for you in detail the principles governing hereditary succession to property so that you do not go wrong, and Allah is 'Alimun of all in all.


   


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