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an-Nisa` (Women)
as rendered by Syed Vickar Ahamed

Syed Vickar Ahamed rendition of Surah Women(an-Nisa`)
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4:1 O Mankind! Fear (and respect) your (Guardian) Lord, Who created you, from a single person (Adam), and from him, He (Allah) created his mate of similar nature, and from both (the two of them) spread (like seeds) countless men and women— And fear Allah, through Whom you demand your mutual (rights), and revere (and respect) the wombs (that bore you): For Allah always watches over you.
4:2 To orphans give back their property (when they reach their age); Do not substitute (your) worthless things for (their) good ones; And do not consume their sustenance (by mixing it up) with your own. Because this is truly a great sin.
4:3 If you fear that you shall not be able to act justly with the orphan (girls), then marry (other) women of your choice, two, or three, or four; But if you fear that you will not be able to deal justly (with them), then marry one, or (a captive) that your right hands possess. That will be more suitable, to prevent you from doing injustice.
4:4 And give the women (in marriage) their dowry as a free gift; But if they, with their own good pleasure, give back any part of it to you, take it and enjoy it with right good cheer.
4:5 Do not give away the property, which Allah has made as a means of support for (all of) you, to those weak of understanding (and the unwise), but feed and clothe them with it, and speak to them words of kindness and justice.
4:6 Test (make a trial of) the orphans until they reach the age of marriage; If then you find them of sound judgment, release their property to them; But do not consume it wastefully nor in haste, before their growing up. If the guardian is well-off, let him not receive payment, but if he is poor, let him have for himself what is just and reasonable. And when you release their property to them, take witnesses in their presence: And Allah is All Sufficient in taking account (Hasib).
4:7 There is a share for men and a share for women, from what is left by parents and those nearest related; Whether the property be small or large— A determined share.
4:8 But if at the time of division other relatives, or orphans, or poor, are present, feed them out of the (property) and speak to them words of kindness and justice.
4:9 Let those (disposing of an estate) have the same fear in their minds as they would have for their own if they had left a helpless family behind: So let them fear Allah, and speak words of appropriate (comfort).
4:10 Verily, those who unjustly eat up the property of orphans, they eat up only fire into their own bodies: And they will soon be enduring a blazing Fire!
4:11 Allah commands you regarding (the inheritance for) your children: To the male, a portion equal to that of two females: If only daughters, two or more, their share is two-thirds of the inheritance; If only one, her share is a half... For parents, a sixth share of the inheritance to each, if the deceased left children; If no children, and the parents are the (only) heirs, the mother has a third; If the deceased left brothers (or sisters), the mother has a sixth. (The distributions in all cases is) after the payment of legacies or debts. You know not, which of them, whether your parents or your children are nearest to you in benefit. These are portions settled by Allah; And Allah is ever All Knowing (Aleem), All Wise (Hakeem).
4:12 In that which your wives leave, your share is a half, if they leave no child; But if they leave a child, you get a fourth of what they leave; After payment of legacies or debts. In that which you leave, their share is a fourth, if you leave no child; If you leave a child, they get an eighth; After payment of legacies and debts. If the man or woman whose inheritance is in question, has left neither parents nor children, but has left a brother or a sister, each one of the two gets a sixth; But if more than two, they share in a third; After payments of legacies or debts; So that no loss is caused (to anyone). It is thus ordained by Allah; And Allah is Always All Knowing (Aleem), Most Forbearing (Haleem).
4:13 Those are limits set by Allah: Whosoever obey Allah and His Messenger (Muhammad) will be admitted to Gardens with rivers flowing beneath, to live in there (for ever) and that will be the Supreme achievement.
4:14 And whosoever disobeys Allah and His Messenger (Muhammad) and exceed His limits, he will be admitted to a Fire, to live in there: And they shall have a humiliating punishment.
4:15 And if any of your women are guilty of being illicit in (sexual) conduct, take the evidence of four witnesses from your (own) people against them; And if they testify, confine them to the house until they die or Allah decides some (other) way for them.
4:16 And the two persons among you are guilty of lewdness, punish them both; And if they repent and improve, leave them alone; Surely, Allah Forgives and Accepts repentance (Tawwab), Most Merciful (Raheem).
4:17 Allah accepts only the repentance of those who do evil in ignorance and (their) foolishness and repent soon afterwards; To them will Allah turn in mercy: For Allah is full of knowledge and wisdom.
4:18 And the repentance of those who continue to do evil deeds is of no effect, until death faces one of them, and he says, "Now have I repented indeed," nor of those who die rejecting Faith: For them We have prepared a punishment most painful.
4:19 O you who believe! You are forbidden to inherit women against their will nor should you treat them with harshness, that you may take away part of the dowry you have given to them— Except where they have been guilty of open illicit sexual deeds (lustfulness); On the contrary live with them on a basis of kindness and justice. If you take a dislike to them it may be that you dislike a thing, and Allah brings about through it a great deal of good.
4:20 But if you decide to take one wife in place of another, even if you had given the latter a whole treasure for dowry, do not take back the least bit of it: Would you take it by slander and a clear wrong?
4:21 And how could you take it (back) when you have gone in unto each other, and they have taken from you a holy promise?
4:22 And marry not women whom your fathers married— Except what is past: It was shameful and offensive— A very unpleasant custom indeed.
4:23 Prohibited to you (for marriage) are— Your mothers, your daughters, your sisters; Your father’s sisters, your mother’s sisters; Your brother’s daughters, your sister’s daughters; Your foster mothers (who breast fed you), your foster sisters; Mothers of your wives; Your stepdaughters under your guardianship, born of your wives unto whom you have gone in— (Those who have been) wives of your sons whom you have fathered; And two sisters in wedlock at one and the same time, Except for what is past; Verily, Allah is ever Often Forgiving (Ghafoor), Most Merciful (Raheem);
4:24 Also (prohibited are) women already married, except those whom your right hand possess (as captives in the wars); Allah has thus set limits (prohibitions) against you: Except for these, all others are lawful, provided you seek (them in marriage) with gifts from your property desiring chastity, not lust (nor illicit sexual conduct) seeing that you derive benefit from them, give them their dowry (at least) as prescribed; But if, after a dowry is decided, both of you agree (to change it), then there is no blame on you, and Allah is Always All Knowing (Aleem), All Wise (Hakeem).
4:25 If any of you do not have the means with which to wed free believing women, they may wed believing (captive or slave) girls from among those whom your right hand possess: And Allah has full knowledge about your Faith; You being one (individual different) from another. In every case, you are to wed them with the permission of their owners (guardians), and give them their dowries, according to what is reasonable: They should be chaste, not lustful (nor sinful), nor taking (illicit) partners; And when they are taken in wedlock, if they fall into shame, their punishment is half that of free women. This (permission) is for those among you who fear sin; But it is better for you that you practice self-control. And Allah is Often Forgiving (Ghafoor), Most Merciful (Raheem).
4:26 Allah does wish to make clear to you and to show you the faults (ways) of those before you; And (He does wish to) turn to you (in Mercy): And Allah is All Knowing (Aleem), All Wise (Hakeem).
4:27 Allah does wish to turn to you but the wish of those who follow their lusts is that you should turn away (from Him)— Far, far away.
4:28 Allah does wish to lighten your (difficulties): And man was created weak.
4:29 O you who believe! Do not eat up your property among yourselves in (worthless) deception: But let there be among you exchange and trade by mutual good-will: And do not kill (or destroy) from yourselves: Surely, to you Allah has been Most Merciful (Raheem)!
4:30 And if any does that in hate and injustice— Soon shall We throw him into the Fire: And it is easy for Allah (to do).
4:31 If you (only) avoid the most (excessively) evil of the things that you are forbidden to do, We shall expel out of you all the evil in you, and admit you to a Gate of Great Honor (the Paradise).
4:32 And it is not wise to seek out those things in which Allah has bestowed His gifts more freely on some of you than on others: To men is reward for what they earn, to women (also) is reward for what they earn: And ask Allah of His bounty. Surely, Allah is All Knowing (Aleem) of all things.
4:33 To (benefit) everyone, We have appointed sharers and heirs to property left by parents and relatives. To those also, to whom your right hand pledged, give their due portion. Truly Allah is Total Witness (Shaheed) to all things.
4:34 Men are the protectors and maintainers of women, because Allah has given the one more (strength) than the other, and because they support them from their means. Therefore the righteous women are devoutly obedient, and guard in (the husbands) absence what Allah would have them guard. As to those women on whose part you fear disloyalty and ill-conduct, caution (and warn) them (against the specific faults, at first), refuse to share their beds (next), beat them (lightly, at the very last); But if they return to obedience, seek not against them means (of angering them): Truly, Allah is Most High (Ali’i), Most Great (Kabir).
4:35 If you fear a break up between the two of them, appoint (two) individuals (to settle their differences), one from his family, and the other from her's (her family); If they wish for peace, Allah will cause their reconciliation: Verily, Allah is All Knowing (Aleem), and is Well Acquainted (Khabeer) with all things.
4:36 Serve Allah, and do not join any partners with Him; And do good— To parents, (relatives) kinfolk, orphans, those in need, neighbors who are near to you in kin, neighbors who are strangers, the companion by your side, the way-farer (you meet), and what your right hand possess: For Allah does not love the arrogant, the boasters—
4:37 (Nor) those who are miserly (and stingy) or invoke stinginess on others, and hide the bounties which Allah has bestowed on them; And We have prepared, for those who resist Faith, a punishment that pushes them in contempt—
4:38 Nor those who spend of their substance, to be seen of men, but have no faith in Allah and the Last Day: If any take the Satan for their close friend, what a dreadful friend he is!
4:39 And what is the burden on them if they had Faith in Allah and in the Last Day, and they spend out of what Allah has given to them for living? For Allah is All Knowing (Aleem) of them.
4:40 Surely, Allah is never unjust in the least degree: If there is any good (done), He doubles it, and gives from His own Presence a great reward.
4:41 What if We brought from each people a witness, and We brought you (O Muhammad) as a witness against these people!
4:42 On that Day, those who reject Faith and disobey the messenger (Muhammad) will wish that they were buried in the earth: But never will they hide a single fact from Allah!
4:43 O you who believe! Do not approach prayers (in a murky mind) intoxicated, until you can understand all that you say— Nor in a state of ceremonial impurity except when traveling on the road, until after washing your whole body; And if you are ill, or on a journey, or one of you comes from offices of nature, or you have been in contact with women, and you find no water, then take for yourselves clean sand or earth and rub with it your faces and hands. Truly, Allah is Ever-Pardoning (’Afuw) and All Forgiving (Ghafoor, again and again).
4:44 Have you not taken a look at those who were given a portion of the Book? They deal in error, and wish that you should lose the right path.
4:45 And Allah has full knowledge of your enemies: Allah is enough for a Protector (Wali) and Allah is enough for a Helper (Nas’ir).
4:46 Among the Jews there are some who displace words from (their) right places, and say: "We hear your word and we disobey;" And "Hear what is not heard;" And (spoken as) Ra'ina; With a twist of their tongues (meaning; ‘the bad one’), and a slander to Faith. If only they had said: "We hear and we obey;" And "Do make us understand (spoken as Unzurna):" It would have been better for them, and more proper: But Allah has cursed them for their disbelief; And only a few of them will believe.
4:47 O you People of the Book! Believe in what We have (now) revealed, reassuring what was (already) with you, before We change the faces and fame of some (of you) beyond all recognition, and turn them backwards, or curse them as We cursed the Sabbath-breakers, for the decision of Allah must be carried out.
4:48 Indeed, Allah forgives not that partners should be set up with Him; But He forgives anything else, to whom He pleases; And he who sets up ‘partners’ with Allah has devised a sin most wicked.
4:49 Have you not taken a look at those who claim holiness for themselves? No! But Allah gives holiness (and purity) to whom He pleases. And they will not fail to receive justice in the least little thing.
4:50 Look! How they invent a lie against Allah! But that by itself is clearly a sin!
4:51 Have you not taken a look at those who were given a portion of the Book? They believe in magic and evil, and say to the disbelievers that they are better guided in the (right) way than the believers!
4:52 They are those whom Allah has cursed: And he whom Allah has cursed, you will not find, any helper for him.
4:53 Or have they a share in dominion (or power)? Look! They do not give anything of value to their fellow men?
4:54 Or do they envy Mankind for what Allah has given them of His bounty? Then We had already given to the family of Ibrahim (Abraham) the Book and Wisdom, and conferred upon them a great kingdom.
4:55 Some of them believed in it, and some of them turned their faces from it: And enough is Hell for burning them.
4:56 Surely, those who reject Our Signs, We shall soon throw (them) into the Fire: As often as their skins are roasted through, We shall change them for fresh skins, that they may taste the Penalty: Truly, Allah is Almighty (Aziz), All Wise (Hakeem).
4:57 But those who believe and act righteously, We shall soon admit to Gardens, with rivers flowing beneath— Their eternal home: In there shall they have pure and holy companions: We shall admit them to shades, cool and ever deepening.
4:58 Allah commands you to fulfill your trusts to those to whom they (your trusts) are due; And when you judge between man and man, that you judge with justice. Surely how excellent is the teaching that He (Allah) gives you! Surely, Allah is All Hearing (Sami’), All Seeing (Baseer).
4:59 O you who believe! Obey Allah, and obey the Messenger (Muhammad), and those charged with authority among you. If you differ about anything within yourselves, refer it to Allah and His Prophet (Muhammad), if you believe in Allah and the Last Day: That is best and most suitable for final determination.
4:60 Have you not seen those (hypocrites) who declare that they believe in the Revelations that have come to you and to those before you? Their (real) wish is to resort together for judgment (in their disputes) to the false judges (and the Satan), though they were ordered to reject them (and him). But Satan's wish is to lead them far astray (from the right).
4:61 And when it is said to them: "Come to what Allah has revealed, and to the Messenger (Muhammad):" You see the hypocrites turn their faces from you in disgust.
4:62 How then, when they are seized by misfortune, because of the deeds which are the acts of their own hands? Then they come to you, swearing by Allah: "We only meant good-will and conciliation!"
4:63 Those men— (the hypocrites) are the ones whom Allah knows what is in their hearts; So keep away from them, but warn them, and speak to them a word that reaches their very souls.
4:64 We did not send a messenger, but only to be obeyed, in accordance with the Will of Allah. If they had only come to you when they were unjust to themselves, and asked for Allah’s forgiveness, and the messenger had asked for forgiveness for them, (then) they would have found Allah is Forgiving and accepts repentance (Tawwab), Most Merciful (Raheem).
4:65 But no! By your Lord, they can have no (real) Faith, unless they make you judge in all disputes between them, and find no objections in their souls against your decisions, but accept them with the fullest conviction.
4:66 And if We had ordered (them) to sacrifice their lives or to leave their homes, very few of them would have done it: But if they had done what they were (actually) told, it would have been the best for them, and would have gone farthest to strengthen their (Faith);
4:67 And indeed, We would then have given them from Our Presence a great reward;
4:68 And indeed, We would have shown them the Straight Path.
4:69 All who obey Allah and the Messenger (Muhammad) are in the company of those on whom is the Grace of Allah— Of the prophets (who teach), of the Sincere (who are true) of the Martyrs (who are killed in Allah’s cause), and of the Righteous (who do good): Oh! What a beautiful Companionship!
4:70 Thus is the Bounty from Allah: And it is sufficient that Allah knows all.
4:71 O you who believe! Take your precautions, and either go forward in parties or go forward all together.
4:72 There are certainly among you men, he who would fall behind: If a misfortune befalls you, he says: "Allah did favor me because I was not present with them."
4:73 But if good fortune comes to you from Allah, he would be sure to say— As if there were no affection between you and him— "Oh! I wish I had been with them; A fine thing should I then have made of it!"
4:74 Let those (people) fight in the cause of Allah, (those) who sell the life of this world for the Hereafter. To him who fights in the cause of Allah— Whether he is slain or gets victory— Soon We shall give him a reward that is Great.
4:75 And what is wrong with you (believers) not to fight in the cause of Allah, those (believers) who, are weak, the ill-treated (and oppressed)? Men, women, and children, the cry is: "Our Lord! Rescue us from this town, whose people are oppressors; And from You give us a guardian who will protect; And from You give us one who will help!
4:76 Those who believe, fight in the cause of Allah and those who reject Faith (and) fight in the cause of Evil: So you fight against the friends of Satan: Weak indeed is the cunning of Satan.
4:77 Have you not looked at those who were told to hold back their hands (from fight) but establish regular prayers and spend in regular Charity? When (at last) the order to fight was issued to them, look! A section of them feared men as— Or even more than— They would have feared Allah: They said: "Our Lord! Why have You ordered us to fight? Would You not grant us the delay (of death) to our (natural) term, near (enough)?"— Say: "Short is the enjoyment of this world: The Hereafter is the best for those who do right: Never will you be dealt with unjustly in the very least!
4:78 "Wherever you are, death will find you out, even if you are in towers built up strong and high!" If some good happens to them, they say, "This is from Allah;" But if evil (happens, to them), they say, "This is from you (O Prophet)." Say: "All things are from Allah." But what has come to these people, that they do not understand a single word?
4:79 Whatever good, (O man!) happens to you, is from Allah; But whatever evil happens to you, it is from your (own) soul. And We have sent to you a messenger to (instruct) Mankind, and Allah is enough for a witness.
4:80 He who obeys the Messenger (Muhammad), obeys Allah: But if any turn away, We have not sent you (O Prophet) to watch over their (evil deeds).
4:81 They have "Obedience" on their lips; But when they leave you, some of them think all night about things quite different from what you tell them. But Allah records their nightly (plots): So keep away from them, and put your trust in Allah, and enough is Allah as a Disposer (Wakil) of affairs.
4:82 Do they not consider the Quran (with care)? If it was from (any) other than Allah, they would surely have found in there lot of discrepancy (and contradictions).
4:83 When there comes to them some matter about (public) safety or fear, they make it be known. If they had only referred it to the Messenger (Muhammad), or to those charged with authority among them, the proper investigators would have verified it (directly) from them. If it were not for the grace and mercy of Allah to you, all but a few of you would have fallen into the (evil) hands of Satan.
4:84 Then fight in Allah’s cause— You are held responsible only for yourself— And stir up the believers (to fight with you). It may be that Allah will hold back the fury of the unbelievers; And Allah is the Strongest in might and punishment.
4:85 Whoever supports and helps a good cause, will have a reward for it: And whoever supports and helps an evil cause, shares in its burden: And Allah has power over all things.
4:86 When a (courteous) greeting is offered you, follow it with an even more courteous greeting, or (at least) of equal courtesy. Allah takes careful account of all things.
4:87 Allah! There is no god but He, ( and no one deserves to be worshipped except Him:) Surely, He will gather you together in the Day of Judgment about which there is no doubt. And whose word can be truer than Allah’s?
4:88 Why should you (O believers), be divided into two parties about the liars (and pretenders)? Allah has defeated them for their (evil) deeds. Would you guide those whom Allah has thrown out of the (Straight) Way? For he whom Allah has thrown out of the Way, you shall never find the Way for him.
4:89 They only wish that you should reject Faith, as they do, and therefore become like them: But do not take friends from their groups until they flee, to the way of Allah (away from what is forbidden). But if they become those who deny (Faith), catch them (by force) and kill them wherever you find them; And do not take friends or helpers from their groups—
4:90 Except those who join a group that has an understanding (of peace) with you, or those who approach you with their hearts not willing to fight you and also not willing to fight their own people. If Allah had pleased, He could have given them power over you, and they would have fought you therefore if they withdraw from you, but fight you not, and (they also) send you (assurances of) peace, then Allah has opened no way for you (to war against them).
4:91 Others you will find, they wish to gain your confidence as well as that of their people: Every time they are sent back, they give in (and yield) to temptation: If they do not pull back from you and do not give you (assurances) of peace besides withholding their hands (from fight), catch them (by force) and kill them wherever you find them: In their favor, We have provided you with a clear argument against them.
4:92 And a believer should never kill a believer; But (if it so happens) by mistake, (compensation is due): If one kills a believer (by mistake) it is necessary that he (the killer) should free a believing slave, and pay compensation (known as blood-money known as Diya) to the dead persons family, unless they remit it freely. If the dead person belonged to a people at war with you, and he was a believer, the freeing of a believing slave (is enough). If he belonged to a people with whom you had a treaty of mutual understanding, then the compensation (or Diya) should be paid to his family, and a believing slave be freed. For those who find this beyond their means, he must fast of two months running (without breaks): By way of repentance to Allah: And Allah is All Knowing (Aleem), All Wise (Hakeem).
4:93 If a man kills a believer intentionally, his penalty is Hell, to remain in there (for ever): And the anger and curse of Allah are upon him, and a dreadful penalty is prepared for him.
4:94 O you who believe! When you go abroad in the cause of Allah, find out (everything) carefully, and do not say to anyone who offers you a greeting: "You are not a believer!" While wanting the perishable goods of the worldly life. With Allah are plenty of profits and spoils. Even though, you were yourselves (like this) before, till Allah conferred on you His favors: Therefore carefully find out everything (and detail). Verily, Allah is All Aware (Khabeer) of all that you do.
4:95 Believers who sit (at home), except the disabled; And receive no hurt (of fight), are not equal to those who struggle and fight in the cause of Allah with their goods and their person. Allah has granted a position higher to those who struggle and fight with their goods and persons than to those who sit (at home). To each Allah has promised good (reward): But Allah has given a (special) position to those who struggle and fight above those who sit (at home) with a great reward—
4:96 Positions specially given by Him— (And also) Forgiveness and Mercy. And Allah is Often Forgiving (Ghafoor), Most Merciful (Raheem).
4:97 Verily, as for those, when angels take the souls of those who die in sin against their souls, they (angels) say: "What (condition) were you in?" They reply: "We were weak and oppressed in the earth." They say: "Was the earth of Allah not spacious enough for you to move yourselves away (from evil)?" Such men will find their home in Hell— What an evil refuge!
4:98 Except those who are (really) weak and oppressed— Among men, women, and children— Who have no means in their power, nor (a guide post) to direct their way.
4:99 For these (weak and oppressed), Allah may forgive: And Allah is Often-Pardoning (‘Afuw), Often Forgiving (Ghafoor).
4:100 He who leaves his home in the cause of Allah, finds on the earth, many places (of rest), (which are) wide and spacious: Should he who has left home, die as a person away from home for (the sake of) Allah and His Messenger (Muhammad), his reward becomes due and certain with Allah: And Allah is Often Forgiving (Ghafoor), Most Merciful (Raheem).
4:101 And when you travel through the earth, there is no blame on you if you shorten your prayers, for fear the disbelievers may put you in trial (attack you): Surely, the disbelievers are open enemies to you.
4:102 When you (O Prophet) are with them, and stand to lead them in prayer, let one party from them stand up (in prayer) with you, taking their arms with them: When they finish their prostration's, let them take their position in the rear. And let the (believers of) other party come up which have not yet prayed— And let them pray with you, taking all precautions, and bearing arms: Those who disbelieve wish, if you were careless of your arms and your baggage, to attack you in a single attack (or rush). But there is no blame on you if you put away your arms because of the inconvenience of rain or because you are ill; But take every precaution for yourselves. Allah has prepared a humiliating punishment for the disbelievers.
4:103 When you pass (congregational) prayers, celebrate Allah’s Praises, standing, sitting down, or lying down on your sides; But when you are free from danger, set up regular prayers: Verily, prayers are enjoined on the believers at stated times.
4:104 And do not slow down in following up the enemy: If you are suffering difficulties, they are suffering similar difficulties; But you have hope from Allah, (for the Reward from Him), while they have none. And Allah is All Knowing (Aleem), All Wise (Hakeem).
4:105 Surely, We have sent down to you (O Muhammad) the Book in truth that you might judge between men, as guided by Allah: So be not (used) as a representative by those who betray their trust;
4:106 And ask the forgiveness of Allah; Certainly, Allah is Often Forgiving (Ghafoor), Most Merciful (Raheem).
4:107 And do not speak up on behalf of such as (those who) betray their own souls; For Allah loves not one given to betrayal of faith and crime;
4:108 They may hide (their crimes) from men but they cannot hide (them) from Allah, seeing that He is in their middle when they plot by night in words that He cannot approve: And Allah does compass round all that they do.
4:109 Oh! These are the sort of men on whose behalf you may speak up in this world; But who will speak with Allah on their behalf on the Day of Judgment, or who will defend them?
4:110 If anyone does evil or wrongs his own soul but afterwards asks for Allah’s forgiveness, he will find Allah Often Forgiving (Ghafoor), Most Merciful (Raheem).
4:111 And, if anyone earns sin, he (the sinner) earns it against his own soul: And Allah is full of knowledge and wisdom.
4:112 But if anyone earns a fault or a sin and blames it on to one who is innocent, he (the sinner) carries (on himself both) a falsehood and an open sin.
4:113 If it was not by the Grace of Allah and His Mercy upon you, a party of them would have truly plotted to lead you astray. But (in reality) they will only lead their own souls astray, and to you they can do no harm in the least. Allah has sent down to you the Book and Wisdom and He taught you what you did not know (before): And the Grace of Allah is great for you.
4:114 There is no good in most of their secret talks: Except if one thinks of a deed of charity, or of justice, or of bringing men together: To (the person) who does this for the good pleasure of Allah, We shall soon give him a reward of the highest (value).
4:115 If anyone opposes (and contradicts) the Messenger (Muhammad) after guidance has been plainly given to him, and follows a path that is different from the one for the men of Faith, We shall leave him in the path he has chosen and put him in Hell, what an evil refuge!
4:116 Verily, Allah does not forgive (the sin of) joining other gods with Him; But He forgives (those) Whom He pleases sins other than this (sin): The one who joins other gods with Allah, has strayed far, far away (from the Right).
4:117 (The pagans), leaving Him (Allah), seek out female goddesses: And they only seek out only Satan, the persistent rebel!
4:118 Allah did curse him (Satan), and he said: "I will take from Your servants a portion marked off;
4:119 "Verily, I will mislead them, and surely, I will create in them false desires; And certainly, I will order them to slit the ears of cattle, and surely, I will order them to spoil the (fair) nature created by Allah." Whoever, by rejecting Allah, takes Satan for a friend, instead of (taking) Allah, (he) has surely suffered a clear loss.
4:120 He (Satan), makes promises to them, and creates in them false desires; And Satan’s promises are nothing but deception (and falsehood).
4:121 They (friends of Satan) will have their homes in Hell, and from it they will find no way of escape from it.
4:122 But those who believe and do good deeds of righteousness— We shall soon admit them to Gardens, with rivers flowing beneath— To live in there forever. Allah’s promise is the truth, and whose words can be truer than those of Allah.
4:123 Neither your desires, nor those of the People of the Book (can last): Whoever works evil, will be paid back accordingly. Nor will he find any protector or helper besides Allah.
4:124 If anyone (or a group) acts righteously— Be they male or female— And (they) have faith, they will enter Paradise and not the least injustice, even to the size of (small) spot on the seed, will be done to them.
4:125 And who can be better in religion than the one who submits his whole self to Allah, the doer of good deeds; And follows the way of Ibrahim (Abraham), the (one) true in faith? And Allah did take Ibrahim (Abraham) for a true friend; (Ibrahim is addressed as a true friend of Allah).
4:126 And to Allah belong all things in the heaven and on earth: And it is Allah Who encompasses all things.
4:127 They ask your legal instruction concerning the women; Say: "Allah does instruct you about them: And (remember) what has been stated to you in the Book, concerning the orphans girls to whom you give not the portions prescribed; And yet whom you desire to marry, and also concerning the children who are weak and oppressed: Yet you stand firm for justice to orphans. There is not a good deed which you do, Allah is Well Acquainted with it."
4:128 And if a woman fears cruelty or desertion on her husband's part, there is no blame on both of them if they arrange all agreeable settlement between themselves; And such settlement is best; even though men's souls are swayed by greed. But if you do good and practice self-restraint, Allah is Well Acquainted with all that you do.
4:129 You are never able to be (totally) fair and just between women, even if it is your true (and sincere) wish: So do not turn away (from a woman) altogether, so as to leave her hanging (without support). If you come to a friendly understanding, and practice self-restraint, then Allah is Often Forgiving (Ghafoor), Most Merciful (Raheem).
4:130 But if they disagree (and must part by divorce), Allah will provide abundance for all from His all-reaching bounty: And Allah is sufficient for all (Wasi’), All Wise (Hakeem).
4:131 And to Allah belong all things in the heavens and on earth. And surely, We have directed the People of the Book before you, and you (O Muslims!) to fear Allah. But if you deny Him, (then) listen! To Allah belong all things in the heavens and on earth, and Allah is Free of all wants (Ghani), worthy of all Praise (Hameed).
4:132 Yes, to Allah belong all things in the heavens and on earth, and Allah is Enough to complete all affairs (Wakil).
4:133 If He (so) wills, He could destroy you, O Mankind, and create another race; And Allah has the Power to do this.
4:134 If anyone desires a reward in this life, then with Allah is the reward of this life and of the Hereafter: And Allah is All Hearing (Sami’), All Seeing (Baseer).
4:135 O you who believe! Stand out firmly for justice, as witness to Allah, even against yourselves, or your parents, or your kin, and whether it be (against) rich or poor: Allah protects you both (much) better. So follow not the desires (of your hearts), because you may swerve, and if you distort justice, or decline to do justice; Surely, Allah is Well Acquainted (Khabeer) with all that you do.
4:136 O you who believe! Believe in Allah and His Messenger (Muhammad), and the Book (the Quran) that He has sent down to His Messenger (Muhammad) and the Scripture (the Message) that He sent down to those before (him). Any (person) who denies Allah, His angels, His Books, His messengers, and the Day of Judgment, then indeed he has gone far, far astray.
4:137 Verily, those who believe, then (later) disbelieve, then believe (again) and (again) disbelieve, and go on increasing in disbelief— Allah will not forgive them, nor guide them on the (righteous) Way.
4:138 To the hypocrites give the news that there is for them a painful Penalty—
4:139 To those who take for friends’ disbelievers rather than believers: Is it honor they seek among them? Surely, then all the honor is with Allah.
4:140 Already He has sent you the Word in the Book, that when you hear the Signs of Allah held in defiance and disrespect, You are not to sit with them (the disbelievers) unless they turn to different conversation: If you did, you would be like them. For Allah will collect the hypocrites and those who defy Faith— All in Hell—
4:141 (The hypocrites are) the ones who sit and watch about you: If you do gain a victory from Allah, they say: "Were we not with you?"— But if the disbelievers gain a success, they say (to them): "Did we not gain an advantage over you, and did we not guard you from the believers?" But Allah will judge between you on the Day Of Judgment. And never will Allah grant to the disbelievers a way (to win) over the believers.
4:142 Surely, they, the hypocrites, search ways of deceiving Allah, but it is He Who will deceive (and reach over) them: When they stand up to prayer, they stand without sincerity, to be seen of men, but little do they hold Allah in remembrance;
4:143 (They are distracted in mind) swaying between this and that being (sincere) to neither one group nor to the another (group). (He) whom Allah leaves straying— Never will you find for him the Way.
4:144 O you who believe! Do not take for friends’ disbelievers rather than believers: Do you wish to give Allah a manifest proof against yourselves?
4:145 Verily, the hypocrites will be in the lowest depths of the Fire: You will not find a helper for them—
4:146 Except for those who repent, do righteous and good deeds, mend (their life), hold fast to Allah, and purify their religion as in Allah’s sight: If so they will be (included) with the believers. And soon will Allah grant to the believers a reward of great value.
4:147 What can Allah gain by your punishment, when you are grateful and you believe? No! It is Allah Who is Appreciative (Shakir) (for the all the good), All Knowing (Aleem).
4:148 Allah does not love that evil should be talked (and spread in any form) in (any) place, in public speech, except by one against whom injustice has been done; For Allah is All Hearing (Sami’), All Knowing (Aleem).
4:149 Whether you declare a good deed, or hide it or cover evil with pardon, surely Allah is Often Pardoning (‘Afuw), All Powerful (Khadir).
4:150 Verily, those who deny Allah and His messengers, and (those who) wish to separate out Allah from His messengers by saying: "We believe in some but reject others:" And (those who) wish to take a course in between—
4:151 They are, in truth disbelievers. And We have prepared for Unbelievers a humiliating Punishment.
4:152 To those who believe in Allah and His messengers and make no distinction between any of them, We shall soon give their (due) rewards: For Allah is Often Forgiving (Ghafoor), Most Merciful (Raheem).
4:153 The People of the Book ask you to make a book to come down to them from heaven: Indeed, they asked Musa (Moses) for an even greater (miracle), because they said: "Show us Allah in public," but they were overpowered by what they had asked for, with thunder and lightning because of their wrongdoing. Then they worshipped the calf even after clear proofs had come to them; (Even) then We forgave them; And We gave Musa (Moses) clear proofs of authority.
4:154 And for their holy promise We raised over them (the towering height) of Mount (Sinai); And (on another occasion), We said: "Enter the gate prostrating (bowing) with humility ;" And (once again) We commanded them: "Do not transgress in the matter of the Sabbath." And We took from them a truly holy promise.
4:155 (They have earned displeasure of Allah): Because they broke their holy promise; And they rejected the Signs of Allah; And they killed the prophets in defiance of the right; And they said, "Our hearts are the covers (which preserve Allah’s Word; We need no more);" — No! Allah has set the seal on their hearts for their blasphemy, and it is little that they believe—
4:156 And because they rejected Faith; And they talked against Maryam (Mary) a seriously false charge;
4:157 And because they said (in boast): "We killed the Messiah, Isa (Christ, Jesus) the son of Maryam (Mary), the messenger of Allah;" — But they did not kill him, nor crucified him, but so it was made to appear to them, and those who differ in this (matter) are full of doubts, with no (certain) knowledge; They follow nothing but idle talk, for sure they did not kill him:—
4:158 But! Allah raised him up to Himself, and Allah is Exalted in Power, All Wise—
4:159 And there is nobody from the People of the Book, but must believe in him (Christ), before his (Christ’s) death; And on the Day of Judgment he (Christ, himself) will be a witness against them—
4:160 For the injustice of the Jews, We made unlawful for them certain good and wholesome (foods) which had been lawful for them (earlier)— (And) because they hindered many from Allah’s Way—
4:161 And they took interest (usury), though they were forbidden to take it; And that they consumed men's belongings wrongfully— We have prepared for the disbelievers among them who reject Faith a painful punishment.
4:162 But those among them who are well-founded in knowledge and the believers, believe in what has been revealed to you and what was revealed before you: And (especially) those who establish regular prayers and practice regular charity and believe in Allah and in the Last Day: To them shall We soon give a great reward.
4:163 Surely, We have sent to you the revelation, like We had sent it to Nuh (Noah) and the prophets after him: We sent revelation to Ibrahim (Abraham), Ismail (Ishmael), Ishaq (Isaac), Yaqoub (Jacob) and the Tribes, (the generations of the twelve sons of Yaqoub), to Isa (Jesus), Ayub (Job), Yunus (Jonah), Haroon (Aaron), and Sulaiman (Solomon), and to Dawood (David), We gave the Zabur (Psalms).
4:164 And the messengers We have already told you before, and others We have not (told you)— And Allah spoke directly to Musa (Moses)—
4:165 The messengers gave good news as well as warning, that after (the coming) of the messengers, Mankind should have no (reason to) complain against Allah: Because Allah is Almighty (Aziz), All Wise (Hakeem).
4:166 But Allah bears witness that which He has sent to you, He has sent from His (Own) Knowledge, and the angels bear witness: And Enough is Allah for a Witness (Shaheed).
4:167 Surely, those who reject Faith and prevent (men) from the Way of Allah, have surely strayed far, far away from the (right) Path.
4:168 Surely, those who reject Faith and do wrong— Allah will not forgive them nor guide them to any way—
4:169 Except the way of Hell, to live in there forever, and for Allah this is easy.
4:170 O Mankind! Surely, the Messenger (Muhammad) has come to you in truth from your Lord: Believe in him: It is best for you (to believe in him). But if you reject Faith, to Allah belong all things in the heavens and on earth: And Allah is forever All Knowing (Aleem), All Wise (Hakeem).
4:171 O People of the Book! Do not commit excesses in your religion: Nor say anything except the truth about Allah. Messiah Isa (Christ Jesus), the son of Maryam (Mary) was (no more than) a messenger of Allah, and His Word, which He sent down to Maryam (Mary), and a Spirit created by Him: So believe in Allah and His messengers. Do not say 'Trinity': Stop (saying so): It will be better for you: Because Allah is One Allah: Glory be to Him: (Far Supreme and Glorious is He) above having a son. To Him belong all things in the heavens and on earth. And, Enough is Allah as a Disposer of affairs (Wakil).
4:172 Messiah (Christ) does not find it unworthy to serve and worship Allah, nor do the angels (find it unworthy), those (angels) nearest (to Allah): Those who find His (Allah’s) worship unworthy and (those who) are arrogant— He will collect them all together to Himself (to answer for their actions).
4:173 But to those who believe and do deeds of righteousness, He will give their (due) rewards— And more, out of His bounty: But those who are the rejecters and (those who are) arrogant He will punish with a painful penalty. And they will not find, besides Allah, anyone to protect or help them.
4:174 O Mankind! Surely, there has come to you a clear proof from your Lord: And We have sent to you a light (that is) clear.
4:175 Then those who believe in Allah, and hold fast to (and depend upon) Him— Soon will He admit them to mercy and grace from Himself, and guide them to Himself by the Straight Path.
4:176 They ask you for a legal decision: Say: "Allah directs (thus) about those who leave no descendants or ascendants (i.e., nobody from later or early generations) as inheritor (of belongings). If it is a man who dies, leaving a sister but no child, she shall have half the inheritance: If (such a deceased was) a woman, who left no child, her brother takes her inheritance: If there are two sisters, they shall have two-thirds (between them): If there are brothers and sisters, (they share) the male having twice the share of the female. Like this does Allah make clear to you (His law), in case you make a mistake and Allah has knowledge of all things."


   


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