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Sayyed Abbas Sadr-Ameli

an-Nisa` (Women)
as rendered by Sayyed Abbas Sadr-Ameli

Sayyed Abbas Sadr-Ameli rendition of Surah Women(an-Nisa`)
4:1 O' people! be in awe of your Lord, Who created you from a single soul and from it created its mate and spread from them (the couple) many men and women. And be in awe of Allah through Whom you demand one of another, as well as any ties of kinship; Surely Allah is watching over you.
4:2 And give the orphans their property, and do not exchange something bad (of yours) for something good (of theirs) , nor devour their property along with your own; (for) it is surely a great crime.
4:3 And, if you fear that you cannot act equitably towards orphans, then marry those women who seem good to you, two, or three, or four; but if you (still) fear that you will not act justly (between them) then (marry) only one or someone your right hands have acquired. That is more proper, that you may not deviate from equity.
4:4 And give women their dowries as a free gift, but if they, of themselves, be pleased to give up to you something of it, then consume it with pleasure and wholesomely.
4:5 And do not give the feeble-minded your property which Allah has made for you a (means of) support, but feed them and clothe them therewith, and speak to them with kind words.
4:6 And do test the orphans until they reach the age of marriage. Then, if you find in them maturity, make over to them their property and do not consume it wastefully and hastily lest they should grow up; and whoever (of the guardians) is rich, let him abstain (from taking something of the property of the orphans) and whoever is poor, let him devour reasonably. Then, when you make over to them their property, take witnesses over them; and Allah is enough as a Reckoner.
4:7 Men shall have a portion of whatever the parents and the near relatives leave, and women shall have a portion of whatever the parents and the near relatives leave, be it little or much, (it is) a decreed portion.
4:8 And when the relatives and orphans and the needy are present at the division (of heritage) , give them (something) out of it and speak to them kind words.
4:9 And let those fear who, if they left behind them weakly children, would fear on their account, so let them be in awe of Allah, and let them speak right words.
4:10 Verily; those who devour the properties of the orphans unjustly, certainly they swallow Fire into their bellies, and they shall enter the burning Fire.
4:11 Allah enjoins you concerning your children: The male shall have the equal of the portion of two females; and if they are more than two females, then they will have two-thirds of the inheritance; and if there is (only) one, she will have the half; and as for his parents, each of them shall have a sixth part of the inheritance if he has a child, but if he has no child and his parents be his heirs, then his mother shall have the third, and if he has brothers, then his mother shall have the sixth after (the payment of) a bequest he may have bequeathed or a debt. You do not know which of your parents and your children is closer to you in usefulness. (This is) an ordinance from Allah. Verily Allah is All-Knowing, All-Wise.
4:12 And you will have half of what your wives leave, if they have no child. But if they have a child, then you shall have a fourth of what they leave after (the payment of) any bequest they may have bequeathed or a debt; and they shall have a fourth of what you leave if you have no child, but if you have a child, then they shall have an eighth of what you leave after (the payment of) a bequest you may have bequeathed or a debt. And if a man or a woman leaves property to be inherited by neither parents nor offspring, and he (or she) has a brother or a sister, then each of them two shall have a sixth, but if they are more than that, they shall be sharers in a third after (the payment of) any bequest that does not harm (others) . (This is) an ordinance from Allah, and Allah is Knowing, Forbearing.
4:13 These are limits (set) by Allah; and whoso obeys Allah and His Messenger, He will admit him into gardens beneath which rivers flow, to abide therein forever; and this is the great success.
4:14 And whoso disobeys Allah and His Messenger, and transgresses His limits, He will admit him in Hell-Fire, to abide therein, and he shall have an abasing torment.
4:15 And as for those of your women who are guitly of lewdness, call to witness four of you (Muslims) against them; then if they bear witness (to the fact) , confine them to the houses until death takes them away or Allah makes some way for them.
4:16 And when two of you commit it (lewdness) punish them both, but if they repent and amend, then turn aside from them. Verily Allah is Oft-returning (to mercy) , the Merciful.
4:17 Verily repentance with Allah is only for those who do evil ignorantly and then repent soon. So, these are they toward whom Allah returns (mercifully) and Allah is All-Knowing, All-Wise.
4:18 And repentance is not for those who go on doing evil deeds until death comes to one of them, he says: 'Verily now I repent', nor for those who die while they are disbelievers. Those are they for whom We have prepared a painful torment.
4:19 O' you who have Faith! It is not lawful for you to inherit the women against their will, and do not straiten them in order that you may take a part of what you have given them, unless they are guilty of manifest lewdness; but deal kindly with them, and if you hate them, it may be that you dislike a thing while Allah has placed abundant good in it.
4:20 And if you intend to take one wife in place of another and you have given one of them a considerable property then do not take anything of it. Would you take it by slandering (her) and with manifest wrong ?
4:21 And how can you take it (back) when one of you has already gone in to the other and they have taken from you a firm covenant ?
4:22 And do not marry women whom your father married, except what has already passed; verily it is indecent and hateful and it is an evil way.
4:23 Forbidden to you (in marriage) are your mothers, and your daughters, and your sisters, and your parental aunts and your maternal aunts, and daughters of your brother and daughers of your sister, and your mothers that have suckled you, and your foster sisters, and the mothers of your wives, and your step-daughters who are in your guardianship (born) of your wives to whom you have gone in, but if you have not gone in to them, there shall not be a sin on you (to marry their daughters) , and the wives of your sons who are of your own loins. And (it is forbidden to you) that you should have two sisters together (at the same time) , except what has already passed, verily Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.
4:24 And all married women (are forbidden unto you to marry) except those whom your right hands possess (by Allah's decree in the battle against infidels) . It is a written legislation of Allah unto you; and lawful for you are (all women) besides those that you may seek (them) by means of your wealth (as dower) taking them into marriage and not committing fornication. Then as to those of whom you seek content (by temporary marriage) , give them their dowries as a duty; and there is no blame on you in whatever you mutually agree after the duty. Verily Allah is All-Knowing, All-Wise.
4:25 And whoever among you is not able to financially afford to marry free believing women, then (let him marry) of those (slaves or captives) whom your right hands possess from among your believing maidens; and Allah better knows your faith; you are (sprung) one from the other, so marry them with the permission of their masters and give them their dowries in fairness, they being chaste, not committing lewdness, nor taking paramours. And if when they are married they commit lewdness, their punishment is half that for free women. This (kind of marriage) is for those among you who fear falling into evil. But to have patience would be better for you, and Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.
4:26 Allah desires to make clear (the way of felicity) to you, and to guide you in the ways of those before you, and to turn to you (mercifully) , and Allah is All-Knowing, All-Wise.
4:27 And Allah desires that He should turn to you (mercifully) , but those who follow their lusts desire that you should deviate (with) a great deviation.
4:28 Allah desires that He should make light your burden, and man has been created weak.
4:29 O' you who have Faith! do not devour each other's property among yourselves in vanity, except that it be a trade by your mutual consent, and do not kill your (own) selves (one another) ; verily Allah is Merciful to you.
4:30 And whoever does this aggressively and unjustly, We will soon cast him into fire; and this is easy for Allah.
4:31 If you avoid the great sins which you are forbidden, We remit from you your small sins and We cause you to enter an honourable place of entering.
4:32 And do not covet that by which Allah has made some of you excel others. Men shall have a benefit of what they earn and women shall have a benefit of what they earn; and ask Allah of His Grace; verily Allah knows all things.
4:33 And for everyone We have placed heirs (to inherit) of what parents and near relatives leave, and as for those with whom your right hands have made a covenant, give them their portion; verily Allah is ever witness over all things.
4:34 Men have authority over women because Allah has made some of them to excel others and because they spend out of their property (for the support of women) . Therefore, the good women are obedient, guarding the unseen as Allah has guarded. And (as to) those (women) on whose part you fear desertion, admonish them, and avoid them in beds and beat them; then if they obey you, do not seek a way against them; verily Allah is Ever-High, Ever-Great.
4:35 And if you fear a breach between the couple, then appoint a judge from his people and a judge from her people. If they both desire agreement, Allah will effect harmony between them; Verily Allah is Knowing, All-Aware.
4:36 And worship Allah and do not associate anything with Him, and do good to the parents, and to the kindred, and the orphans and the needy, and the neighbour close to you, and the neighbour who is a stranger, and the companion in a journey, and the way farer, and (the slaves) whom your right hands possess. Verily Allah does not love the one who is proud, boastful.
4:37 Those who are niggardly and enjoin people to niggardliness and hide what Allah has given them out of His grace; and We have prepared for the disbelievers a humiliating chastisement.
4:38 And (the arrogant ones are) those who spend their wealth to be seen by people and neither believe in Allah nor in the Last Day; and anyone whose companion be Satan, (what) an evil companion then he is!
4:39 And what (harm) would it have done them if they had believed in Allah and the Last Day, and spent in charity of what Allah had provided them with? And Allah is ever aware of them.
4:40 Verily Allah does not do injustice even of the weight of an atom, and if there be a good deed He multiplies it and gives from Himself a great reward.
4:41 How will it be, then, when We bring from every people a witness and We bring you a witness over those (witnesses) ?
4:42 On that Day will those who disbelieve and disobey the Messenger wish that the earth were levelled with them, and they will not hide any word from Allah.
4:43 O' you who have Faith! do not approach prayer when you are intoxicated, until you know what you say, nor when you are polluted - unless you be passing through - until you wash yourselves. And if you are ill or on a journey, or one of you come from privy or you have touched the women and you cannot find water, then betake yourselves to pure earth then wipe your faces and your hands; Verily Allah is Pardoning, Forgiving.
4:44 Have you not seen those who were given a portion of the Book? They buy error and desire that you should also go astray from the way.
4:45 And Allah knows well your enemies; and Allah is sufficient as a Guardian, and Allah is sufficient as a Helper.
4:46 Some of those who are Jews change the words from their places and say: We heard and disobeyed , and (impolitely tell the Messenger) do hear, but as one that never hears, and ' Infatuate us! ' distorting (the word) with their tongues and taunting about religion, and if they had said: ' We heard and we obeyed, hear you and respite us ' it would have been better for them, and more upright, but Allah cursed them for their disbelief, so they do not believe; save a few.
4:47 O' you who have been given the Scripture! believe in what We have revealed, confirming that which is (already) with you, before We destroy countenances and turn them towards their backs, or curse them as We cursed the people of Sabbath (the violating Jews) , and the Command of Allah is ever-executed.
4:48 Verily Allah does not forgive that anything should be associated with Him, and forgives what is besides that to whom He Pleases; and whoever associate (aught) with Allah, has indeed devised a great sin.
4:49 Have you not seen those who consider themselves pure? Nay! Allah purifies whom He pleases, and they shall not be wronged even the hair of a date-stone.
4:50 See how they forge a lie against Allah! and it is sufficient as a manifest sin.
4:51 Have you not seent those who were given a portion of the Book? They believe in jibt (idol) and Taqut (false deities) and they say about the infidels: 'These are better guided on the way than those who have believed (in Islam) '.
4:52 These are they whom Allah has cursed, and whomever Allah curses, then you will not find any helper for him.
4:53 Or have they a share in the kingdom? Then in that case, they do not give even a speck to anybody!
4:54 Or, do they (the Jews) envy people for that which Allah has given them of His grace? But indeed We have given to Abraham's children the Book and the Wisdom and We have given them a grand kingdom.
4:55 So, of them were (some) who believed in it, and of them were (some) who barred from it, and sufficient (to punish them) is the Blazing Fire (of Hell) .
4:56 Verily those who disbelieved in Our Signs, soon We will cast them into Fire so oft as their skins shall be burnt We will change them for other skins, that they may taste the torment. Surely Allah is the Mighty, the Wise.
4:57 And (as for) those who believe and do good deeds, We will admit them into gardens beneath which rivers flow - therein shall they abide forever; for them are pure companions - and We will make them enter a dense shade.
4:58 Verily Allah commands you that you restore deposits to their owners, and when you judge between people, you judge with justice; verily good is the admonition Allah gives you; verily Allah is All-Hearing, All-Seeing.
4:59 O' you who have Faith! Obey Allah and obey the Messenger and those charged with authority among you. Then, if you quarrel about anything, refer it to Allah and the Messenger, if you believe in Allah and the Last Day. This is better and very good in the end.
4:60 Have you not seen those who think they believe in what has been revealed to you and what was revealed before you? They intend to resort in the judgement of Taqhut (false deities) while they have been ordered to refect him, and Satan intends to mislead them for astray.
4:61 And when it is said to them: ' Come to what Allah has revealed and to the Messenger,' you will see the hypocrites barring (people) to you with utter aversion.
4:62 But how will it be, when some disaster befalls them on account of what their (own) hands have forwarded, then they come to you swearing by Allah (saying) : ' We intended naught but kindness and concord '?
4:63 Those are they of whom Allah knows what is in their hearts, therefore turn away from them, and admonish them and speak to them concerning themselves effectual words.
4:64 And We did not send any Messenger save that he should be obeyed by Allah's leave, and had they, when they were unjust to themselves, come to you and sought forgiveness of Allah and the Messenger (also) had asked forgiveness for them, they would certainly have found Allah forgiving, Merciful.
4:65 But no, by your Lord! they do not believe (in reality) until they make you the judge regarding the disagreement between them, then they find within themselves no dislike of which you decide and submit with full submission.
4:66 And if We had decreed, for them (saying) : ' Kill yourselves or go forth from your dwellings, they would not have done it except a few of them; and if they had done what they were admonished, it would have certainly been better for them and more efficacious for streng thening (their faith) .
4:67 And then We would certainly have given them from Our own accord a great reward.
4:68 And We would certainly have guided them in the straight path.
4:69 And whoever obeys Allah and the Messenger, these are with those upon whom Allah has bestowed favours, of the prophets, and the trathful, and the martyrs, and the righteous; and excellent are these as companions.
4:70 This is the grace from Allah, and sufficient is Allah as the Knower.
4:71 O' You who have Faith Take your precautions (keep weapons with your self) Then either advance in parties or march off all together.
4:72 And verily some of you there are that loiter; if them a misfortune befalls you he says: 'Allah has blessed me in this that I was not present with them'.
4:73 And if some grace from Allah befalls you, he would certainly say - asif there had not been any friendship between you and him -'I wish I were with them, so that I had achieved a great achievement!'
4:74 So let those fight in the way of Allah who sell the life of this world for The Hereafter, and whoever fights in the way of Allah, then be he slain or be he victorious, We shall grant him a great reward.
4:75 And what has happened to you that you should not fight in the way of Allah and for the weak among men, women and children who say: 'Our Lord! Take us out of this town whose people are oppressors, and appoint for us from you guardian, and appoint for us from you helper!
4:76 Those who believe fight in the way of Allah, and those who disbelieve fight in the way of Taghut (Satan) . Fight Therefore, (against) the friends of Satan's patrons. Satan's plot is certainly weak.
4:77 Have you not seen those to whom it was said: ' Withhold your hand (from war) , and establish prayer and pay the poor - rate,' but when fighting was prescribed for them, a group of them were so afraid of new as (it should be) The fear of Allah, or (even) with agreater fear, and say: 'Our Lord! Why have you ordained fighting for us? Wherefore did you not grant us a delay. To a near end?' Say: The capital of this world is scant and the Hereafter will be better for anyone who keeps from evil; and you will not be wronged (even to the extent of) the husk of a date - stone.
4:78 Wherever you be, death will over take you, even though you be in strong towers. Yet, if something fine befalls them They say: ' This is from Allah', but if an ill befalls them, They say: 'This is from you'. Say: 'Everything is from Allah'. But what the matter with such people that it is night to perceive no word?
4:79 Whatever of good befalls you, it is from Allah, and whatever of ill befalls you, it is from yourself; and We have sent you as a Messenger unto mankind; and Allahs is sufficient (as) a witness (there of) .
4:80 Whoever obeys the Messenger has obeyed Allah, and whoever turns away - we have not sent you to be a watcher over them.
4:81 And they express: 'Obedience', but when they go out from your presence, a group of them spend the night in deciding other than what you say; and Allah writes down what they decide by night. Therefore, turn a side from them and trust in Allah: and Allah is sufficient as a protector.
4:82 Do they not ponder on the Qur'an? And if it were from other than Allah, they would surely find there in much discrepancy.
4:83 And when there comes unto them a news of security or fear, they sprend it abroad; where as had they referdit to the messenger and those who investigate matters would have knownit (the truth) ; and were it not for the grace of Allah upon you and His mercy, you would certainly have followed Satan, except a few.
4:84 So, fight in the way of Allah; you are charged only with your self, and encourage the believers maybe Allah will restrain the might of those who disbelieve. Verily Allah is the strongest in might and the severest in punishment.
4:85 Whoever intercedes with a good intercession shall have a share therefrom and whoever intercedes with an evil intercession shall share in its burden; and Allah keeps control over all things.
4:86 And when you are greeted with a greeting, greet you with a better (greeting) than it, or at least return it. Verily Allah takes account of all things.
4:87 Allah, There is no god but He. He will certainly gather you all together on the Day of Rasurreclion. There is no doubt in it; and who is more true in word than Allah?
4:88 Why should you take both sides concerning hypocrites, wihle Allah has discarded them because of what they have earned? Do you want to guide someone whom Allah has forsaken to astray? For, who Allah has forsaken to astray, never shall you find a way for him.
4:89 They wish that you should disbelieve as they have disbelieved, so that you might be (all) alike; therefore do not take from among them friends until they migrate in Allah's way. But if they turn back (to infidelity) , then seize them and slay them wherever you find them, and do not take from among them a friend or a helper.
4:90 Except those (hypocrites) who join a people between whom and you is a covenant, or who come to you, their hearts shrinking from fighting you or fighting their own people; and if Allah had plessed, He would have given them power over you. So taht they should have certainly fought you. Therefore if they withdraw from you and do not fight you and offer you peace, then Allah allows you no way (to fight) against them.
4:91 You will find soon others who desire to be secure from you, and secure from their own people. So often as they are returned to mischief (of idolatry) they get thrown into it. Thereafter, if they do not withdraw from you, and do not offere you peace and restrain their hands, then seize them and kill them wherever you find them and against these We have given you a clear authority.
4:92 And it is not for a believer to kill a believer except by mistake, and whoever kills a believer by mistake must set free a blieving slave, and pay the blood-money to the family of the slain unless they remit it as a freewill offering. But if he (the slain) is from a tribe hostile unto you, and he is a believer, then (the penance is) to set free a believing slave. And if he is from a tribe between whom and you there is a covenant. Then the blood-money must be paid to his family and (also) a believing slave must be set free. But he who finds not (the means) should fast two month, consecutively. (This is) a penance from Allah, and Allah is All-knowing, All-Wise.
4:93 And whoever kills a believer intentionally, his recompense is Hell wherein shall be abide forever, and Allah's wrath shall be on him and He curses him and prepares for him a mighty punishment.
4:94 O you who have Faith! When you go forth (to fight) in the way of Allah, make investigation, and do not say to the one who offers you peace: ' You are not a believer,' seeking the goods of this world's life! But, with Allah are abundant spoils. You, too, were such before, then Allah conferred (His) grace on you; therefore make investigation. Verily Allah is aware of what you do.
4:95 Such believers who sit still, not having any injury are not equal with those who strive in the way of Allah with their wealth and their lives. Allah has raised the strivers with their wealth and lives in rank above those sitting back; and to each (class) Allah has promised good, but He has bestwed a great reward on the strivers above those sitting back.
4:96 (Strivers will have) degrees (of rank) from Him, and forgiveness and Mercy, and Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.
4:97 Verily (as for) those whom the angels cause to die while they are unjust to their own selves, they (the angels) will ask: 'In what state were you?' They will reply: ' We were oppressed in the land'. (The angels) will say: ' Was not Allah's land vast so that you could have migrated therein?' So these (are those) whose abide is Hell, and an evil destination it is!
4:98 Except the feeble among the men, women, and children, who neither have in their power the means nor do they know any way.
4:99 So, perhapse, Allah will pardon them and Allah is Pardoning, Forgiving.
4:100 And whoever migrates in Allah's way, finds much refuge and abundance in the earth, and whoever goes forth from his house migrating unto Allah and His Messenger and death overtakes him, his reward is indeed with Allah and Allah is Forgiving Merciful.
4:101 And when you are journeying in the land, it is not sin for you that you shorten the prayer, if you fear that those who disbelieve afflict you. Verily, the infidels are your manifest enemy.
4:102 And when you are among them (Muslim forces) and keep up the prayer for them, then let a party of them stand up (in prayer) with you, carrying their arms. Then when they have performed (their) prostrations, let them (continue the second unit solitarily and) take their precaution in your rear, and let another party who have not prayed come and pray with you (from the second unit) , and let them take their precautions and their arms; (for) those who disbelieve desire that you should be heedless of your weapons and your baggages, then they would attack you all at once. And it is no sin for you to lay down your arms if you are annoyed with rain or if you are sick, but take your precautions. Verily Allah has prepared a disgraceful chastisement for the infidels.
4:103 Then when you have finished the prayer, remember Allah standing and sitting and reclining. Then, when you are secure (from danger) establish the prayer (as usual) . Verily the prayer at fixed times has been enjoined upon the believers.
4:104 And do not flag in pursuit of the enemy. If you suffer pain, then they also suffer pain as you suffer. But you hope from Allah what they do not hope. And Allah is All-Knowing, All-Wise.
4:105 Verily We have sent down the Book to you with the Truth that you may judge between people by what Allah has shown (taught) you. And be not an advocate for the treacherous.
4:106 And seek forgeiveness of Allah. Verity Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.
4:107 And do not plead on behalf of those who deceive themselves. Verily Allah does not love any who is treacherous, sinful.
4:108 They (the treacherous) hide from people but they hide not from Allah; while He is with them when they hold nightly discourses that do not please Him. And Allah encompasses what they do.
4:109 (Supose that) you pleaded for them in this worldly life, but who will plead for them with Allah on the Day of Resurrection, or who shall he their protector?
4:110 And whoever does evil or acts unjustly to his own self, then seeks forgiveness of Allah, shall find Allah Forgiving, Merciful.
4:111 And whoever commits a sin, indeed he commits it only against his own self and Allah is All-Knowing, All-Wise.
4:112 And whoever commits a fault or a sin, then accuses of it an innocent, he indeed burdens (himself) with the calumny and a manifest sin.
4:113 And had it not been Allah's grace on you and His Mercy, a party of them had certainly resolved to lead you astray, but they do not lead astray but their own selves, and they shall not harm you at all. And Allah has revealed to you the Book and the Wisdom, and He has taught you what you did not know,and Allah's grace on you is ever great.
4:114 There is no good in most of their secret conferences, except for him who enjoins charity or goodness or reconciliation between peopl; and whoever does this, seeking Allah's pleasure, We will give him a great reward.
4:115 And whoever opposes the Messenger after the guidance has become manifest to him, and follows other than the way of the believers him We shall turn over to what he has turned to, and We shall expose him to Hell, and an evil destination it is!
4:116 Verily Allah does not forgive that (anything) be associated with Him, but He forgeves less than that to whom He pleases; and whoever associates anything with Allah, has gone astray into far error.
4:117 They (the pagans) invoke in His stead but female things (the Idols) , and they invoke none but Satan, the persistent rebel.
4:118 Allah has cursed him (Satan) and he said, most certainly I will take of Your servants an appointed share.
4:119 And most certainly I will lead them astray and certainly I will arouse desires in them, and certainly I will bid them that they split the ears of the cattle, and I will certainly command them that they alter the creation of Allah; and whoever takes Satan for a guardian rather than Allah, has indeed suffered a manifest loss.
4:120 He promises them and fills them with (vain) desires, and Satan does not promise them except delusion.
4:121 These are they whose abode is Hell, and they will find no refuge therefrom.
4:122 But (as for) those who believe and do righteous deeds, shortly we will admit them into gardens beneath which rivers flow. Therein they will abide forever. Allah's promise is the truth, and who is truer of word than Allah?
4:123 It is not your vain desires, nor the vain desires of the people of the Book. Whoever does evil shall berecompensed for it, and, besides Allah, he will find for himself neither a guardian nor a helper.
4:124 And whoever does deeds of righteousness, whether male or female, and be a believer, then these shall enter Heaven and they shall not be dealt with a jot unjustly.
4:125 And who is better in religion than the one who surrenders himself entirely to Allah while he is righteous and follows the creed of Abraham. The upright one? And Allah tok Abraham as a Friend.
4:126 And to Allah belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is in the earth, and Allah encompasses all things.
4:127 And they ask you for a pronouncement concerning women. Say: 'Allah preonounces to you concerning them, and what is recited to you in the Book concerning the orphan women to whom you do not give what is appointed for them, while you desire to marry them, and also (concerning) the oppressed children, and that you should deal towards orphans with equity, and whatever of good you do, verily Allah knows it'.
4:128 And if a woman fears ill treatment from her husband, or desertion, there is no sin on the couple if they effect a reconciliation between them, and reconciliation is better but avarice has been made to be present in the (people's) minds, and if you do good and keep from evil, then verily Allah is aware of what you do.
4:129 You will never be able to deal equitably between (your) wives, however much you be eager (to do so) ; then do not incline with a total inclination (to one) so that you leave her as it were in suspense; and if you effect reconciliation and keep from evil, then verily Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.
4:130 Yet if they (should) separate, Allah will enrich each out of His abundance, and Allah is All-Embracing, the Wise.
4:131 And to Allah belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is in the earth, and certainly We enjoined those who were given the Book before you, and you (too) , that you should be in awe of Allah; and if you disbelieve, then, verily, to Allah belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is in the earth, and Allah is Self-Sufficient, Praiseworthy.
4:132 And to Allah belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is in the earth, and Allah is sufficient as a Protector.
4:133 If He pleases, He can remove you, O' people! and bring others; and Allah is powerful over that.
4:134 Whoever desires the reward of this world, then with Allah is the reward of this world and the Hereafter and Allah is All-Hearing, All-Seeing.
4:135 O' you who have Faith! be maintainers of justice (and) witnesses for Allah's sake, though it be against your own selves or (your) parents or near relatives; whether the one be rich or poor, Allah is closer to them both. Therefore do not follow any passion so that you can deal jsustly; and if you swerve or decline the right, then verily Allah is aware of what you do.
4:136 O' you who have Faith! Believe in Allah and His Messenger and the Book which He has sent down unto His Messenger, and the Book(s) which He has sent down afore time; and whoever disbelieves in Allah and His angels and His Messengers and the Las Day, has indeed gone astray into far error.
4:137 Verily those who believed, then disbelieved, again believed, and again disbelieved, then increased in (their) disbelief, Allah will not forgive them, nor will He guide them to the (right) way.
4:138 Announce to the hypocrites that they shall have a painful chastisement.
4:139 (Hypocrites are) those who take the disbelievers for (their) friends instead of the believers - do they seek glory in them ? - Then, verily, all glory belongs to Allah.
4:140 And He has already revealed to you in the Book that when you hear the revelations of Allah being disbelieved and made mock of, do not sit with them until they engage in some other discourse, otherwise you would be like them. Verily Allah will gather the hypocrites and the disbelievers all together in Hell.
4:141 (The hypocrites are) those who wait and watch about you; then if there be a victory for you from Allah, they say: ' Were we not with you ? ' But if the disbelievers get a share, they tell (them) : ' Did we not help you win, and held off the believers from you ? ' Therefore, Allah shall judge between you on the Day of Judgement, and Allah will by no means give the disbelievers a way (of success) against the believers.
4:142 Verily the hypocrites seek to trick Allah, but He is tricking them. And, when they stand up For prayer they stand up lazily; showing off to the people, and they do not remember Allah save a little.
4:143 (The hypocrites are) swaying between this (infidelity and Faith) neither towards these (believers) nor towards those (infidels) ; and whoever Allah leaves to go astray, never then shall you find for him a way.
4:144 O' you who have Faith ! Do not take the disbelievers for friends instead of the believers. Do you desire that you should give to Allah a manifest proof against yourselves ?
4:145 Verily the hypocrites are in the lowest stage of the Fire, and never you shall find a helper for them.
4:146 Except those who repent, and amend and hold fast to (the grace of) Allah and make their religion pure for Allah. These, then, are with the believers; and Allah will grant the believers a great reward.
4:147 What can Allah gain by your punishment, if you be grateful and you believe? And Allah is All-Thankful, All-Knowing.
4:148 Allah does not love open utterance of evil in speech except by one to whom injustice has been done, and Aallah is All-Hearing, All-Knowing.
4:149 If you do good openly or conceal it or pardon (others') evil, then verily Allah is All-Pardoning, All-Powerful.
4:150 Verily those who disbelieve in Allah and His Messengers, and desire to make division between Allah and His Messengers, and say: ' We believe in some and disbelieve in others ', and seek to choose a way in between;
4:151 These are, in truth, infidels, and We have prepared for the infidels disgraceful chastisement.
4:152 And those who believe in Allah and His Messengers and make no division between any of them, He will grant them their rewards, and Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.
4:153 The People of the Book will ask you to bring down for them a Book from heaven; and indeed they asked Moses for greater than that, for they said: 'Show us Allah vividly '. So the lightning seized them on account of their injustice. Then they took the Calf (for a god) after the clear signs had come to them; Yet We pardoned that; and We gave Moses a clear authority.
4:154 And We raised the (Sinai) Mount above them at (the taking of) their covenant and We said to them: ' Enter the door prostrating ', and We said to them: ' Do not transgress the Sabbath! ' and We took from them a firm covenant.
4:155 So, for their breaking their covenant and their disbelief in the Signs of Allah and their slaying the prophets wrongfully and their saying: ' Our hearts are covered ', nay! but Allah sealed them for their disbelief, so they do not believe save a few.
4:156 And because of their disbelief and their speaking against Mary a grievous calumny.
4:157 And because of their saying (in boast) : ' Verily we slew Messiah, Jesus, son of Mary, Allah's Messenger; ' but they did not slay him nor did they crucify him, but it appeared to them (a likeness of that) ; and indeed those who differ therein are only in doubt about it, they have no knowledge respecting it, but only follow a conjecture, and, certainly, they did not slay him.
4:158 But Allah took him up unto Himself; and Allah is the Mighty, the Wise.
4:159 And there is not any one of the People of the Book but surely believes in him (Jesus) before his death, and on the Day of Resurrection, he (a.s.) will be a witness over them.
4:160 And for the injustice from those of the Jews We did forbid them those good things which had been made lawful for them (before) , and for their much hindering (people) from the path of Allah.
4:161 And (for) their taking usury when indeed they were forbidden from it, and (for) their devouring the property of people unrightfully, and We prepared for the disbelievers from among them a painful chastisement.
4:162 But those firmly rooted in knowledge among them and the believers believe in what has been revealed to you and what has been revealed (to the messengers) before you, and the establishers of prayer and the givers of poor-rate, and the believers in Allah and the Last Day. Upon these We shall give a great reward.
4:163 Verily We revealed to you as We revealed to Noah and the prophets after him, and We (also) revealed to Abraham and Ishmael and Isac and Jacob and the Tribes, and Jesus and Job and Jonoh and Aaron, and Solomon, and We gave to David the Psalms.
4:164 And earliear (there were) messengers We have already told you of, and messengers We have not told you of; and Allah spoke directly unto Moses a (peculiar) speech.
4:165 (We sent) messengers as givers of gladtidings and as warners, so that people might have no argument against Allah after the (invitations of) the messengers, and Allah is the Mighty, the Wise.
4:166 But Allah bears witness to what He has sent down to you that He has sent it down with His knowledge, and the angels (also) bear witness; and Allah is sufficient as witness.
4:167 Verily, those who disbelieve and hinder (people) from the way of Allah, have gone astray far away (from felicity) .
4:168 Verily, those who disbelieve and act unjustly, it is not for Allah to forgive them, nor will He guide them to a way. 169. Except the way to Hell, to abide therein for ever and that (retribution) is easy for Allah.
4:169 Except the way to Hell, to abide therein for ever and that (retribution) in easy for Allah
4:170 O' mankind! the Messenger has come to you with the truth from your Lord; then believe (in him) , it is good for you. And if you disbelieve, still, to Allah belongs whatever is in the heavens and the earth, and Allah is All-Knowing, All-Wise.
4:171 O' People of the Book! do not exagerate in your religion, and do not say upon Allah save the truth. The Messiah, Jesus son of Mary, was only a messenger of Allah, and His Word that He cast unto Mary and a Spirit from Him. So believe in Allah and His messengers, and do not say (Allah is) a Trinity. Desist! it is good for you; verily Allah is only One God. Far be it from His Glory that there be for Him a son; to Him belongs whatever is in heavens and whatever is in the earth; and Allah is sufficient as a Protector.
4:172 Never would Messiah disdain to be a servant of Allah, nor would the near stationed angels; and whoever disdains His service, and prides, He will gather them all soon to Him.
4:173 Then, as for those who believe and do righteous deeds, He will pay them their rewards fully and will bestow them more out of His Grace, and as for those who disdain and pride, He will punish them with a painful chastisement. And they will not find for themselves, besides Allah, any guardian or helper.
4:174 O' mankind! there has come for you a (firm) proof from your Lord and We have sent down to you a manifest light.
4:175 Then as for those who believe in Allah, and hold fast to Him, shortly He will admit them to Mercy from Him and Grace; and will guide them toward Himself through a straight way.
4:176 They ask you for a pronouncement. Say: Allah pronounces to you concerning the Kalalah (paternal, or paternal and maternal, brother and sister) . If a man dies and he has no offspring, but he has a sister, for her shall be half of what he leaves; and he shall inherit from her (wholly) if she has no offspring; but if there be two (sisters) , then they shall have two-thirds of what he leaves; and if there be (some) brothers and sisters, then for the male shall be the like of the shares of two females. Allah, makes clear (the laws) to you, lest you should go astray, and Allah is All-Knowing of all things.


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