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an-Nisa` (Women)
as rendered by Mohammad Shafi

Mohammad Shafi rendition of Surah Women(an-Nisa`)
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4:1 O mankind! Fear your Lord Who created you out of a single being and created therefrom its mate and, from the two, created many men and women and caused them to spread out. And fear Allah about Whom, and about the wombs, you make inquiries. Allah does indeed keep ah close watch over you all.
4:2 And give the orphans their property, and do not substitute the good with the bad. And do not consume their property into yours. This indeed is a great crime.
4:3 And if you fear that you shall not be equitable in the matter of the orphans, then marry women suitable to you, two, three and four. But if you fear that you shall not be able to do justice between the wives, then be content with only one wife, or with what your right hands possess. That way it is more likely that you may not deviate from what is right.
4:4 And give the women their dues as free gifts. And if they themselves give up a portion of it for you, then accept and use it with a wholesome attitude.
4:5 And do not hand over to the mentally weak the property of which Allah has made you the trustee. And feed them out of that property and clothe them. And speak to them in kind words.
4:6 And test the orphans till they reach marriageable age. If you then find in them maturity of intellect, hand over to them their property. And do not consume it extravagantly and hastily, lest they grow up. And a rich trustee should refrain from taking anything out of the orphans' property. And a poor Trustee may take just what is proper for his own consumption. And when you hand over to them their property, the transactions should be attested by witnesses. And Allah is Self-sufficient in maintaining proper accounts.
4:7 Men and women shall have legal shares in what the parents and the near relatives leave behind, whether little or more.
4:8 And give something out of the property to the relatives, the orphans and the needy, present at the division of the property. And speak to them kind words.
4:9 And let the persons concerned apprehend a situation wherein they themselves might leave weak offspring behind and fear on their account. So let them have fear of Allah, and let them speak in appropriate and straight (unambiguous and to the point) words.
4:10 Indeed, they, who swallow the property of the orphans unjustly, swallow only fire into their bellies. And they shall burn in the flames of Hell-fire.
4:11 Allah commissions you concerning your children: The male shall have the equal of the shares of two females; and if there be only females two or more, they shall have two-thirds of what is left; and if the female is only one, she shall have the half; and one sixth for each of his parents, if the deceased has any child; and if he has no child and his two parents inherit him, then his mother shall have the third; and if the deceased has brothers, his mother shall have the sixth; after making provision for any will, the deceased may have made, or for any outstanding loan. Your parents and your children — you know not which of them are nearer to you in usefulness. This is an ordinance from Allah. Indeed, Allah is Knowledgeable, Wise!
4:12 And, for you, half of what your wives leave behind, if they have no child; and if they have any child, then for you a quarter of what they leave behind, after making a provision for any will that they might have made, or for any outstanding loan. And for them a quarter, if you have no child; and if you have a child, then for them an eighth of what you leave behind, after making a provision for any will that you may make, or for any outstanding loan. And if the deceased man has left neither parents nor children behind, and he has a brother or a sister, then for either of them a sixth; and if there are more than these, they all share a third; after making a provision for any will that the deceased might have made, or for any outstanding loan, causing thereby no harm to anyone. This is a bequest from Allah. And Allah knows, and He cares. to
4:13 These are Allah's laws. And Allah will admit the one, who obeys Him and His Messenger, into Gardens with rivers flowing underneath, to dwell therein forever. And that will be the highest success.
4:14 And Allah will make the one who disobeys Him and His Messenger and breaks His laws enter the Fire to dwell therein forever. And for him/her will there be a disgraceful punishment.
4:15 And as for those who commit an obscene act from among your women, produce witnesses from amongst you, against them. Then if they bear witness, confine them to the houses until death takes them away, or Allah makes some way for them.
4:16 And as for the two, who commit the obscene act from among you, give them both a punishment. Then if they repent and mend their ways, leave them alone. Indeed Allah does accept repentance and is Merciful.
4:17 Allah's acceptance of repentance is only for those who do an evil deed in ignorance, and then turn to Allah in repentance soon thereafter. So it is these whose repentance Allah accepts. And Allah is Knowledgeable, Wise.
4:18 And repentance is not for those who go on doing evil deeds, until when death comes to one of them, he says, "I do repent now." Nor is it for those who die while suppressing the Truth. These are the people for whom We have prepared a painful punishment.
4:19 O you who believe! It is not lawful for you to inherit women against their will.h And persecute them not in order to usurp some of the things you have given them, unless they commit something manifestly obscene. And live with them properly. And if you dislike them, it may so be that you dislike a thing while Allah has kept therein immense good.
4:20 And if you intend to change one woman for another as your wife, and you had given one of them a lot of wealth, then take not anything therefrom. Will you take it by resorting to a calumny and a manifest sin?
4:21 And how could you take it when you have had enjoyed conjugal relations with one another, and they had taken a firm pledge from you?h
4:22 And marry not those women whom your fathers married, past cases excepted. That practice was indeed an obscenity, abhorrence and an evil way of life.
4:23 Forbidden to you are your mothers and your daughters and your sisters and your paternal aunts and your maternal aunts and brother's daughters and sister's daughters and your mothers that have suckled you and your foster milk suckling sisters and mothers of your wives and your step-daughters in your guardianship, born of your wives with whom you have had sexual intercourse — but if you have had no sexual intercourse, there is no sin on you marrying the step-daughters — and the wives of your begotten sons and that you should have two sisters together, past cases excepted. Allah is indeed Forgiving, Merciful.
4:24 And the married among the women other than those whom your right hands possess.h This is Allah's ordinance for you! And permitted for you are women other than those, provided that you seek marriage — and not extramarital sex — with them with your own means. On consummation of the marriages, then, give them their obligatory wedding gifts. And no blame on you in what you mutually agree upon, after fulfilling the obligation.Indeed, Allah is Knowledgeable, Wise.
4:25 And whoever amongst you has not been in a position to marry free believing women then let him marry those from among slave-girls who have become believers. And Allah does know your faith. You are of one another. Marry those of them then — with the permission of their masters, and giving them their wedding gifts properly — who are chaste and do not seek extramarital sex taking you as just boyfriends for the purpose. And if, after marriage, they commit fornication, their punishment is half that for free women. This is for the one amongst you who fears falling into sin otherwise. And it is better for you to be patient. And Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.
4:26 Allah wishes to recount to you the customs of people, who lived before you, and to guide you and forgive those of you who repent their transgressions. And Allah is Knowledgeable, Wise.
4:27 And Allah wishes that He forgives those of you who repent their transgressions, while those who follow sensual desires wish that you go far astray.
4:28 Allah wishes that He lightens your burdens, and man is created weak.
4:29 O you who believe! Do not consume your property among yourselves wrongfully; except that you do it by way of trading with mutual consent. And commit no suicides, nor kill one another amongst you! Indeed, Allah is Merciful to you.
4:30 And whoever does this through animosity and injustice, We will soon cast him into Fire! And that is easy for Allah.
4:31 If you shun the greater of the evil things you are forbidden, We shall clear you of your evil tendencies and cause you to enter a noble entrance.
4:32 And covet not the things which Allah has favoured some of you with, over others. For men, the lot they earn; and for women, the lot they earn. And do ask Allah for His Favour. Indeed, Allah is conversant with everything.
4:33 And in all cases, We have appointed heirs to what parents and near relatives leave behind. And give to those to whom you have made a pledge, their portion. Indeed, Allah is witness to all things.
4:34 Men are the supports of women, since Allah has favoured some over others in certain respects, and since men are required to bear all family expenses from their (men's) property. The righteous women then are obedient guardians of privacy as Allah has guarded it. And as for those women, on whose part you fear refractoriness, admonish them, leave them alone in beds and turn away from them. Then if they obey you, do not resort to any punitive measure against them. Indeed, Allah is High, Great.
4:35 And if you fear a breach between the two, then appoint an arbiter from his people and an arbiter from hers. If they both desire continuation of and improvement in the relationship, Allah will bring about reconciliation between the two. Indeed, Allah is Knowledgeable, Aware.
4:36 And worship Allah and do not associate anything with Him. And be good to parents, near of kin, orphans, the needy, the neighbour near of kin, the neighbour not of kin, the companion/colleague, the wayfarer and your slaves/servants. Indeed, Allah loves not him/her who is conceited, boastful.
4:37 Those who are miserly and bid people to be miserly and hide what Allah has favoured them with. And We have prepared, for the suppressers of Truth, a disgraceful punishment.
4:38 And those who spend their wealth in order to show off, and believe not in Allah nor in the Hereafter. And as for him, the Satan is an ally of whom, then he has an evil ally!
4:39 And what calamity would befall them, had they believed in Allah and the Hereafter and spent out of what Allah had given them!? And Allah does know them very well.
4:40 Indeed, Allah wrongs not even to the infinitesimal extent of the weight of an atom. And if there is a good deed, He doubles it and bestows, from Him, a great reward.
4:41 How about then, when We bring, from every people, a witness, and bring you as a witness against these?
4:42 That Day, those, who suppress the Truth and disobey the Messenger, would wish that the earth were levelled with them. And they shall not hide any event from Allah.
4:43 O you who believe! Go not to prayer while you are under the influence of intoxication, until you know what you say, nor while you are in an unclean state — unless on the move from one place to another — until you take a bath. And if you are ill, or on a journey, or any of you has come from the toilet or you have been in sexual contact with the women, and you cannot get water, simulate the cleaning act then with pure earth, wiping your faces and your hands therewith. Indeed, Allah is Lenient, Forgiving.
4:44 Have you not seen those who were given an Edition of the Book, trading perversity andh wishing that you should go off the Path?
4:45 And Allah knows your enemies. And Allah suffices as Patron, and Allah suffices as One Who helps.
4:46 Among the Jewish people are those who distort word from its context and say, "We have heard and we disobey." and, "Hear, and don't make us hear! And listen to us!" twisting words with their tongues and taunting the Religion. And had they just said, "We have heard and we obey." and "Hear, and look at us!" it would have been better and more upright for them. But Allah has cursed them on account of their suppression of the Truth. So they believe not, except for a few.
4:47 O you who have been given the Book! Believe in what We have sent down, confirming that which is with you, before We efface faces and then turn them on their backs, or curse them as We cursed the Sabbath companions. And Allah's command does get executed!
4:48 Indeed, Allah forgives not that anything should be associated with Him, and He forgives whomsoever, He pleases, committing any sin other than that. And whoever associates anything with Allah, he/she is certainly guilty of concocting and committing a grave sin.
4:49 Have you not seen those who consider themselves as pure? But Allah it is Who purifies whom He wills. And they shall not be wronged even a bit.
4:50 Look, how they forge the lie upon Allah!And this by itself is a sin, manifest.
4:51 Have you not seen how those to whom has been given an Edition of the Book believe in idols and false deities, and say of those who suppress the Truth that the latter are better guided in the path than those who believe?
4:52 Those are the people whom Allah has cursed. And you shall find none to help whomsoever Allah curses.
4:53 Or, do they have a share in the governance?h Then, in that case, they would give to others, not even a little bit.
4:54 Or do they envy the others for what Allah has given them of His Favour? And, surely, We had given to children of Abraham the Book and the Wisdom, and We had given them a great territory to govern!
4:55 Then there were those among them who believed in him, and those among them who turned away from him. And Hell is sufficient Inferno.
4:56 Indeed, We shall burn those who suppress the Truth in regard to Our Verses/Signs, in fire. Whenever their skins get fully burnt, We shall replace them with other skins, so that they may go on tasting the punishment. Allah indeed is Omnipotent, Wise!
4:57 And those who believe and do good deeds, We shall make them enter gardens with rivers flowing underneath, to abide therein for ever. For them shall there be mates pure, and We shall admit them into cool everlasting shade.
4:58 Allah does indeed command you to hand over the trusts to those to whom they are due, and that when you judge between people, you judge with justice. Allah does indeed give you the best of admonition. Allah does indeed hear all, see all!
4:59 O you who believe! Obey Allah, and obey the Messenger and those in authority from amongst you. Then if you believe in Allah and the Hereafter and quarrel on anything, refer it to Allah and the Messenger. That is better, and it is the best solution.h
4:60 Have you not seen those who assert that they believe in what has been revealed to you and in what was revealed before you? They would like to go to someone who has rebelled against Allah, for judgement, although they were commanded to deny him. And the Satan desires to lead them far astray.
4:61 And when it is said to them, "Come to what Allah has revealed and to the Messenger", you see the hypocrites turning away from you in aversion.
4:62 Then, how about it, when a calamity befalls them on account of what they did before, and they come to you swearing by Allah, "We did not desire anything but goodwill and amity"?
4:63 Allah knows what is there in their inner minds. So leave them alone, admonish them, and speak to them words that would touch their inner souls.
4:64 And We did not send any Messenger but to be obeyed by Allah's command. And if only they had — when they were unjust to themselves — come to you and asked forgiveness of Allah and the Messenger asked forgiveness for them, they would have found Allah Accepting repentance, Merciful.
4:65 No! By your Lord, no! They believe not, until they make you the arbiter in disputes among them, and then find no reservations in their minds on your decisions and submit to them entirely.
4:66 And if We had passed an order for them to lay down their lives or to leave their homes, they would not have done it, except for a few of them. And had they done what they were advised to, it would have certainly been better for them and it would have very much strengthened their position.
4:67 And in that case, We would certainly have given them from Ourselves a great reward.
4:68 And We would certainly have guided them to the Straight Path.
4:69 And persons like the one who obeys Allah and the Messenger, are in the company of the prophets, the truthful, the martyrs and the righteous, upon whom Allah has bestowed rewards. And how excellent are these companions!
4:70 This is the favour from Allah, and sufficient is Allah, the Embodiment of all knowledge!
4:71 O you who believe! Be on your guard, and then go out in strength or all together.
4:72 And, indeed, among you certainly is he who would drop behind! If then a calamity befalls you, he says, "Surely Allah conferred a benefit on me that I was not present with them."
4:73 And if you do get a favour from Allah, he would certainly say, as if you were not on friendly terms with him, "Oh! I wish I had been with them. I would then achieve a great success."
4:74 Those fight in Allah's Path, then, who are ready to exchange this life for the other (in the Hereafter)! And whoever fights in Allah's Path, and then whether he is killed or he gets victory, We shall grant him a great reward.
4:75 And what's the matter with you that you fight not, in Allah's Path, for the weak among the men, for the women and for the children, who say, "Our Lord! Take us out of this town, whose people are oppressors and raise for us from You a guardian and raise for us from You a helper."
4:76 Those who believe fight in Allah's Path; and those who suppress the Truth, fight in the path of the false god. Fight then against those who are friends of the Satan. The Satanic strategy is indeed weak.
4:77 Do you see these people who were asked to wit old their hands and to establish the prayer and pay the zakaat (poor due)? Then, when fighting was ordained for them, a section of these very people started fearing men, as they should fear Allah, or even more! And they said, "O Lord! Why have you ordained fighting for us? Had you but given us a little more time!" Say, "Short is the enjoyment of this world. And the other world is better for him who fears Allah. And you shall not be wronged, even a bit."
4:78 Wherever you are, death will overtake you even if you are within fortified fortresses. And if any good comes to them, they say, "This is from Allah." And if anything bad afflicts them, they say, "This is from you ?" Say, "All things are from Allah." And what's the matter with these people that they are unable to understand the statement,
4:79 "Whatever good comes to you, it is from Allah. And whatever bad befalls you, it is from you yourself." And We have sent you as Messenger to mankind. And Allah is sufficient as Witness.
4:80 Whoever obeys the Messenger, does surely obey Allah. And whoever turns away, We have not sent you as guardian of such persons.
4:81 They declare their obedience. Then, once out of your presence, a section of them pass all night in doing other than what you advise them to do. And Allah records their nocturnal doings. So, leave them alone, and trust Allah! And Allah suffices as Trustee.
4:82 Do they not then ponder over the Qur'aan? And had it been from anybody other than Allah, they would certainly find in it many a contradiction.
4:83 And when there comes to them any matter of peace or fear, they make it public. And had they referred it to the Messenger and to those in authority among them, it would have been properly scrutinized by the investigators among them. And had it not been for Allah's Favour upon you, and His Mercy, you would certainly have followed Satan, save a few of you.
4:84 Fight, then, in Allah's Path. You will be beld responsible for none but you yourself, and exhort the believers. It may be that Allah will contain the power of those who suppress the Truth. And Allah is the strongest in power and the most severe in giving punishment.
4:85 Whoever intercedes in a good cause, for him a share thereof; and whoever intercedes in a bad cause, for him a part thereof. And Allah is the Controller over all things.
4:86 And when you are greeted with a greeting, then return the greeting in a better or similar manner. Indeed, Allah is the Comptroller over all things.
4:87 Allah! None has the right to be worshipped but He. He will certainly gather you together on the Day of Resurrection about which there is no doubt. And who can be more truthful in word than Allah?
4:88 What is the matter with you, then, that, on the question of the hypocrites you are divided into two opposing camps? And Allah has turned them back because of what they have earned. Do you wish to guide him whom Allah has sent astray!? And whomsoever Allah sends astray, you shall find no way for him.
4:89 They desire that you should suppress the Truth as they have suppressed it, so that you become all alike. Take not from among them friends, then, until they move out in Allah's Path. Then if they turn back, seize them and kill them wherever you find them.hAnd take not, from among them, anyone, either as a close friend or to help you out in any matter.
4:90 Except those who join a people between whom and you there is a treaty, or who come to you with their minds averse to fighting you or fighting their own people. And had Allah willed, He would have empowered them to fight you. So if they withdraw from you and fight with you not, and offer you peace, then Allah has opened no way for you to act against them.
4:91 You will find others who desire that they should be safe from you and safe from their own people. Whenever they are put to the test, they readily yield to temptations therein. So if they do not withdraw from you, offer you peace and restrain their hands, then seize them and kill them wherever you get hold of them. And against these We have given you a clear authority.
4:92 And it does not behove a believer to kill a believer except by mistake. And whoever kills a believer by mistake, he should free a believing slave, and blood-money should be paid to the deceased's family unless they remit it as charity. If he was from a people hostile to you and was a believer, then the freeing of a believing slave, and if he was from a people, between whom and you there is a convenant, the blood-money should be paid to the deceased's family along with the freeing of a believing slave, and he who cannot find one should fast for two consecutive months in order to seek repentance from Allah. And Allah is Knowledgeable, Wise.
4:93 And whoever kills a believer intentionally, his punishment is to abide forever in Hell. And Allah has sent His wrath and curse on him. And He has prepared for him a severe punishment.
4:94 O you who believe! When you set out in Allah's way, ascertain facts and do not say to any one, who offers you peace, that he is not a believer, seeking benefits of this worldly life. With Allah, on the other hand, there are bounties abundant. You were like this before, when Allah conferred His Grace on you! So ascertain the facts. Allah is indeed aware of what you do.
4:95 Not equal are those among the believers who sit back at home — disabled men excepted — and those who strive in Allah's Path with their wealth and with their persons. Allah has favoured those, who strive with their wealth and with their persons, with higher rank than those who sit back. And Allah has promised the good to both, but Allah has favoured those who strive, over those who sit back, with a great reward.
4:96 Ranks from Him and forgiveness and mercy. And Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.
4:97 While causing those persons to die who were unjust to their own souls, the angels did indeed ask them, "Why were you so in there?" They said, "We were in a weak position on the earth." The angels asked, "Was not Allah's earth spacious enough for you to emigrate therein?" These people then would have their abode in Hell, and it is an evil destination!
4:98 Except the weak from among the men, women and children who neither have the means nor can they find a way.
4:99 Allah may then pardon such people. And Allah is Lenient, Forgiving.
4:100 And whoever emigrates in Allah's Path, he will find on the earth many places of refuge and abundance. And whoever leaves home as an emigrant unto Allah and His Messenger, and then death overtakes him, his reward falls due upon Allah. And Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.
4:101 And when you are on a journey on the earth, no sin upon you if you shorten the prayer out of fear that those who suppress the truth may cause you mischief. Indeed, the suppressors of truth are your open enemy.
4:102 And when you are among them and lead them in prayer, let a group of them stand up with you, taking their arms with them. Then when they have prostrated, let them go to your rear, and let another group who have not prayed come forward and pray with you, being on their guard and taking their arms. Those who suppress the Truth desire that you are off-guard as regards your arms and your property, so that they may then turn upon you in a single decisive swoop. And no blame on you, if you are inconvenienced by rain or if you are ill, that you put off your arms; but be on your guard. Indeed, Allah has prepared a disgraceful punishment for the suppressors of Truth.
4:103 Then when you are due to perform the prayer, remember Allah, standing, sitting and while resting on your sides. Then when the situation for you becomes conducive, offer the prayer properly. Indeed the prayer is ordained for the believers at fixed times. . It is a war-like situation that is envisaged in Verses and above. But, in this Verse , other peace-time situations, like when one is travelling in a public transport, in a non-Islamic country, at the fixed time of the ritual prayer, are also envisaged. Stress is laid here on the performance of the salaah at the time fixed even though one is travelling, say, in a public transport bus. The prayer can be performed on a notional basis, then, just by remembering Allah, without going through the normal procedure for the prayer. This Verse is also the authority for the very ill, bedridden, person to offer his/her salah even while lying down.
4:104 And relent not in pursuing the enemy. If you have suffered, they too have suffered as you have, and you expect from Allah what they do not. And Allah is Knowledgeable, Wise.
4:105 WE have indeed sent down to you (singular) the Book with the Truth so that you decide things among mankind on the basis of what Allah has shown you. And do not side with the treacherous.
4:106 And seek forgiveness of Allah. Indeed, Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.
4:107 And argue not on behalf of those who deceive themselves. Indeed, Allah loves not one who is a sinful deceiver.
4:108 They may conceal things from people and not from Allah; for, He is with them when they draw secret schemes, which please Him not. And Allah is in complete control of what they do.
4:109 Here you are those, who plead for them in this worldly life, but who will plead with Allah for them on the Day of Resurrection? Or, who will then be their advocate?
4:110 And he who commits an evil act or wrongs his own self and then seeks Allah's forgiveness, he will find Allah Forgiving, Merciful.
4:111 And he, who commits a sin, commits it only against his own self. And Allah is Knowledgeable, Wise.
4:112 And he who commits a mistake or a sin and then throws the blame therefor on to an innocent, he has indeed burdened himself with slander and manifest sin.
4:113 And had it not been for Allah's Favour upon you and His mercy, a section of themhad certainly planned to mislead you. And they mislead not but their own selves and they can cause you no harm. And Allah has sent down upon you the Book and the Wisdom, and He has taught you what you did not know. And great is Allah's Favour upon you!
4:114 No good in most of their secret talks except for one that would lead to an act of charity, propriety or reconciliation between people. And whoever does this for Allah's pleasure, We will give him a great reward.
4:115 And whoever opposes the Messenger after what guidance has come clearly to him and follows a way other than that of the believers, We will keep him turned to what he himself has turned to and make him burn in hell. And it is an evil destination.
4:116 Indeed, Allah forgives not that partners are set up for Him, and He forgives, whom He wills, any sin besides. And he, who sets up partners to Allah, has indeed strayed far off.
4:117 They invoke none but women instead of Him. And they invoke none but a rebellious Satan.
4:118 Allah has excommunicated him. And he had said, "I will take (influence) a certain number of Your devotees."
4:119 "And I will certainly lead them astray and arouse in them vain desires, and make them slit the ears of the cattle, and make them disfigure Allah's creation." And he, who takes the Satan instead of Allah as master, shall surely suffer a manifest loss.
4:120 He makes promises to them and arouses vain desires in them. And the Satan promises them nothing but vain and delusive things.
4:121 Abode of these people shall be Hell, and they shall find no escape from it.
4:122 And as for those who believe and do good deeds, We shall admit them to gardens with rivers flowing underneath, and they will abide therein for ever. Allah's promise is the Truth. And whose statement could be truer than Allah's?
4:123 It will not be in accordance with your wishes and it will not be in accordance with the wishes of the people of the Book. He, who does a wrong, shall be punished for it, and he will find for himself neither a guardian nor anyone to help, besides Allah.
4:124 And such people — as the one, male or female, who does good deeds and is a believer — shall enter the Garden, and they shall not be subjected to even a speck of injustice.
4:125 And who can be better in way of life than he who submits himself entirely to Allah, and is a doer of good, and devotedly follows Abraham's Creed ? And Allah did hold Abraham dear.
4:126 And to Allah belongs all that is in the heavens and in the earth. And Allah is encircling each and every thing.
4:127 And they seek decrees from you regarding the women. Tell them that Allah has decreed to you about them. And the decrees are those recited unto you, in the Book, regarding the orphaned/helpless women whom you wish to marry without paying what is ordained for them and regarding the weak and oppressed children,h and that you stand up for justice for the orphans. And whatever good you do, Allah would indeed be aware of it.
4:128 And if a woman fears from her husband cruelty or desertion, no blame accrues on either of them, if they effect reconciliation between themselves. And reconciliation is better. And human beings are subject to greed. And if you do good deeds and fear Allah, then Allah is indeed aware of what you do.
4:129 And you are unable to be fairly just between wives, even though you may ardently wish to, but turn you not altogether away so as to keep her, as it were, in suspense. And if you make amends and fear Allah, then Allah is indeed Forgiving, Merciful.
4:130 And if they separate, Allah will make each of them free from want out of His immense resources. And Allah is Immense in resources, Wise.
4:131 And for Allah it is all that is in the heavens and all that is in the earth. And We did direct the People of the Book before you, and now We do direct you, to fear Allah. And if you suppress the Truth, then, indeed, for Allah is all that is in the Heavens and all that is in the Earth. And Allah is Self-sufficient, Praiseworthy.
4:132 And for Allah it is all that is in the heavens and all that is in the earth. And Allah suffices as Trustee.
4:133 If He so wills, He can take you away, O people, and bring others. And Allah has the power to do this.
4:134 He, who desires the reward of this world, May know that with Allah is the reward of this world and of the Hereafter. And Allah is listening, observing.
4:135 O you who beljeve! Be witnesses for Allah, standing up firmly on justice, even though it may be against your own selves, parents or relatives. Be they rich or be they poor, Allah is close to them both. So follow not vain desires, lest you deviate. And if you swerve or turn away, then, indeed, Allah is aware of what you do.
4:136 O you who believe! Believe in Allah, His Messenger, the Book He has sent down to His Messenger, and the Book He had previously sent down. He, who denies Allah, His angels, His Books, His Messengers and the Hereafter, has gone far astray.
4:137 Indeed, those who believe and then suppress the Truth, and again believe and then suppress the Truth, and then go on suppressing the Truth! Allah will neither be disposed to forgive them nor to guide them to the Right Path.
4:138 Let the hypocrites know that for them is a painful punishment.
4:139 Do they, who take the suppressors of Truth, rather than the believers, as close friends, seek honour from those suppressors of Truth? But, then, all honour does indeed rest with Allah.
4:140 And it is certainly laid down for you in the Book that when you hear Allah's Verses being denied or ridiculed, you should not sit with those people until they enter another topic of talk; otherwise, you shall be like them. Indeed Allah shall gather the hypocrites and the deniers all together in Hell.
4:141 These are they, who wait and watch to see how things shape for you. If there be a victory for you from Allah, they say: "Were we not with you?" And if the suppressors of Truth gain a share of success, they say, "Did we not guard your interests and protect you from the believers." Then Allah will judge between you and them on the Day of Resurrection. And Allah has not provided a way for the suppressors of Truth to go (triumph) over the believers.
4:142 Indeed, the hypocrites strive to deceive Allah, and it is He, who deceives them! And when they stand up for prayer they stand with laziness. They do it only to show off to men and remember Allah but little.
4:143 Wavering in between — neither here nor there. And whomsoever Allah sends astray, you shall not find a way for him.
4:144 O you who believe! Do not take the suppressors of Truth, rather than the believers, for close friends. Do you wish that you yourselves should provide for Allah a manifest proof against you?
4:145 Indeed, the hypocrites will be in the lowest depth of the Fire and you shall not find anyone to help them.
4:146 Except for those hypocites, who repent and make amends and hold on fast to Allah and keep their way of life purely for Allah. Then these are with the believers. And Allah will grant the believers a great reward.
4:147 Why should Allah punish you if you are grateful and you do believe!? And Allah is aware as to who is grateful.
4:148 Allah loves not the public utterance of anything evil, except by someone who is wronged. And Allah does hear, know.h
4:149 If you disclose a good deed or conceal it, or you do pardon an evil, then, surely, Allah is Lenient, Powerful.
4:150 Indeed, those who suppress the Truth about Allah and about His Messengers and would differentiate between Allah and His Messengers and say they believe in some and deny others, and would adopt a way in between,
4:151 They, in fact, are the ones who suppress the Truth, and We have prepared a disgraceful punishment for the suppressors of Truth.
4:152 And He shall give to those their rewards that believe in Allah and His Messengers and make no distinction between any of them. And Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.
4:153 The people of the Book ask you to bring down to them a book from the heaven. They had demanded, of Moses, a greater thing than that! They had said, "Show Allah to us openly." So then the thunderbolt struck them because of their transgression. They then took to the calf, after clear signs had come to them.We pardoned them even that! And We gave Moses a clear proof of authority.
4:154 And We raised over them the mountain to enforce their covenant, and We asked them to prostrate while entering the gate, and We forbade to them transgression in the matter of the Sabbath, and We took from them a covenant with harsh terms.
4:155 Because of their breaking of their covenant, their suppression of Allah's Verses/signs, their killing of Prophets unjustly and their saying that their minds are closed. Nay! Allah has put a seal on them, on account of their suppression of the Truth. So they believe but little.
4:156 And because of their suppression of the Truth and their having uttered against Mary a grave calumny.
4:157 And their saying that they indeed killed the Messiah Jesus, son of Mary, Messenger of Allah. And they killed him not; nor did they crucify him. But it so appeared to them. And those indeed, who differ therein, are certainly in doubt. They have no knowledge about it, but follow only conjecture. And they killed him not for sure.
4:158 Nay! Allah took him up to Himself. And Allah is Omnipotent, Wise.
4:159 And if there be any, of the people of the Book, who wouldn't believe in this before his/her death, he (Jesus) shall be a witness against all such persons, on the Day of Resurrection.
4:160 And because of the transgression of the Jews and their hindering of many from Allah's Path, We prohibited to them certain good things which had been made lawful for them.
4:161 And because of their indulgence in Ar-Riba, though indeed they were forbidden from it, and their usurping people's property falsely. And We have prepared, for the suppressors of Truth from among them, a painful punishment.
4:162 But the knowledgeable among them, and the believers, believe in what has been sent down to you and what was sent down before you. And to those who establish prayers, give charity and believe in Allah and the last day, We will give a great reward.
4:163 We indeed have divinely inspired you as We did divinely inspire Noah. And We did divinely inspire the Prophets who came after him: Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac, Jacob and the Tribes, Jesus, Job, Jonah, Aaron and Solomon. And We gave the Psalms to David.
4:164 And Messengers We did mention to you before and Messengers we have not mentioned to you. And Allah did actually speak to Moses.
4:165 Messengers to give good news and to warn, so that there remains no argumenth for mankind to have against Allah, after them. And Allah is Omnipotent, Wise.
4:166 But Allah bears witness by what He has sent down to you. He has sent it down, with His knowledge. And the angels bear witness. And Allah is sufficient as a witness.
4:167 Those indeed have strayed far away, who suppress the Truth and cause hindrance in Allah's Path.
4:168 Allah won't indeed forgive those who suppress the Truth and do wrong, nor guide them to a way,
4:169 Other than the way to Hell, for them to dwell therein forever. And that is easy for Allah.
4:170 O Mankind! Certainly, the Messenger has come to you with the Truth from your Lord. So believe! It is good for you. And if you suppress the Truth, then, indeed, all that is in the heavens and the earth is Allah's! And Allah is Knowledgeable, Wise.
4:171 O People of the Book! Commit no excesses in your way of life, and speak not but the truth about Allah. The Messiah Jesus, son of Mary, was only a Messenger of Allah and His Word which He communicated to Mary and a soul from Him. Believe then in Allah and His Messengers, and say not, "Trinity"! Desist. It would be better for you [to desist from uttering this abomination.] Allah is the only Entity worthy of worship. HE is too Exalted to have a son! All that is in the heavens and all that is in the earth is His. And Allah is sufficient as Manager of all things.
4:172 The Messiah did feel no aversion to being a worshipper/devotee of Allah, nor do the angels who are near to Him. And He will gather together to Himself all those who have felt aversion to His worship and have been too proud.
4:173 Then as for those who believe and do good deeds, He will pay them their rewards in full and give them more, as Favour from Him. And as for those who feel aversion and are proud, He will give them a painful punishment. And they shall find for themselves, besides Allah, none to take refuge with, or to help.
4:174 O Mankind! There has certainly come to you evidence from your Lord and We have sent to you a clear light.h
4:175 Then as for those who believed in Allah and held fast to Him, He will admit them to Mercy and Favour from Him and guide them, on the Straight Path, to Himself.
4:176 They ask you for a legal decree. Say, "Allah gives you a decree concerning the person who has neither parents nor offspring. If it is a man that dies with no child, and he has a sister, she shall have half of what he leaves behind. — And he shall inherit her, if she has no child. — And if there are two sisters, they shall have two-thirds of what he leaves behind. And if there are siblings, both male and female, then the share of the male shall be equal to the shares of two females. Allah makes things clear to you, lest you err. And Allah knows all things."


   


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