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al-Imran (The Family of Imran, The House of Imran)
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The Study Quran rendition of Surah The Family of Imran, The House of Imran(al-Imran)
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3:1 Alif. Lām. Mīm.
3:2 God, there is no god but He, the Living, the Self-Subsisting.
3:3 He sent down the Book upon thee in truth, confirming what was before it, and He sent down the Torah and the Gospel
3:4 aforetime, as a guidance to mankind. And He sent down the Criterion. Truly those who disbelieve in the signs of God shall have a severe punishment. And God is Mighty, Possessor of Vengeance.
3:5 Truly naught is hidden from God on earth or in Heaven.
3:6 He it is Who forms you in the wombs however He will. There is no god but He, the Mighty, the Wise.
3:7 He it is Who has sent down the Book upon thee; therein are signs determined; they are the Mother of the Book, and others symbolic. As for those whose hearts are given to swerving, they follow that of it which is symbolic, seeking temptation and seeking its interpretation. And none know its interpretation save God and those firmly rooted in knowledge. They say, “We believe in it; all is from our Lord.” And none remember, save those who possess intellect.
3:8 “Our Lord, make not our hearts swerve after having guided us, and bestow upon us a mercy from Thy Presence. Truly Thou art the Bestower.
3:9 Our Lord, Thou art the Gatherer of mankind unto a Day about which there is no doubt.” Truly God will not fail the tryst.
3:10 As for those who disbelieve, neither their wealth nor their children will avail them aught against God. And it is they who shall be fuel for the Fire.
3:11 [It is] like the affair of the House of Pharaoh and those who were before them; they denied Our signs. So God seized them for their sins, and God is severe in retribution.
3:12 Say to the disbelievers, “You shall be vanquished and gathered unto Hell, an evil resting place!”
3:13 There was a sign for you in the two hosts that met, one host fighting in the way of God and the other disbelieving, whom they [the former] saw as twice themselves as the eye sees. And God strengthens by His help whomsoever He will. Truly in that is a lesson for those who possess insight.
3:14 Made to seem fair unto mankind is the love of passions, among them women, children, hoarded heaps of gold and silver, horses of mark, cattle, and tillage. Those are the enjoyment of the life of this world. And God, with Him is the beautiful return.
3:15 Say, “Shall I inform you of what is better than that? For those who are reverent, there shall be with their Lord Gardens with rivers running below—they shall abide therein—and spouses made pure, and Contentment from God.” And God sees His servants,
3:16 who say, “Our Lord, truly we believe, so forgive us our sins, and shield us from the punishment of the Fire,”
3:17 the patient, the truthful, the devoutly obedient, those who spend, those who seek forgiveness before dawn.
3:18 God bears witness that there is no god but He, as do the angels and the possessors of knowledge, upholding justice. There is no god but He, the Mighty, the Wise.
3:19 Truly the religion in the sight of God is submission. Those who were given the Book differed not until after knowledge had come to them, out of envy among themselves. And whosoever disbelieves in God’s signs, truly God is swift in reckoning.
3:20 So if they dispute with thee, say, “I submit my face to God, and so too those who follow me.” And say to those who were given the Book and to the unlettered ones, “Do you submit?” Then if they submit, they will be rightly guided, but if they turn away, then thine is only to convey. And God sees His servants.
3:21 Truly those who disbelieve in God’s signs and kill the prophets without right, and kill those who enjoin justice among mankind: give them glad tidings of a painful punishment.
3:22 They are those whose deeds have come to naught in this world and in the Hereafter, and they shall have no helpers.
3:23 Hast thou not considered those who were given a portion of the Book, [being] called to the Book of God that it may judge between them. Then a group among them turned away.
3:24 That is because they say, “The Fire will not touch us save for days numbered.” That which they used to fabricate has deluded them in their religion.
3:25 How shall it be when We gather them unto a Day in which there is no doubt, and every soul will be paid in full for what it earned, and they shall not be wronged?
3:26 Say, “O God, Master of Sovereignty. Thou givest sovereignty to whomsoever Thou wilt, and wrestest sovereignty from whomsoever Thou wilt. Thou exaltest whomsoever Thou wilt, and abasest whomsoever Thou wilt. In Thy Hand is the good. Truly Thou art Powerful over everything.
3:27 Thou makest the night pass into the day, and Thou makest the day pass into the night. Thou bringest forth the living from the dead, and Thou bringest forth the dead from the living. And Thou providest for whomsoever Thou wilt without reckoning.”
3:28 Let not the believers take the disbelievers as protectors apart from the believers. Whosoever does that has no bond with God, unless you guard against them out of prudence. And God warns you of Himself, and unto God is the journey’s end.
3:29 Say, “If you hide what is in your breasts or disclose it, God knows it, and He knows whatsoever is in the heavens and whatsoever is on the earth.” And God is Powerful over all things.
3:30 On the Day when every soul will find presented the good it did, and the evil it did, it will wish that there might be a distant term between it and itself. And God warns you of Himself, and God is Kind unto His servants.
3:31 Say, “If you love God, follow me, and God will love you and forgive you your sins. And God is Forgiving, Merciful.”
3:32 Say, “Obey God and obey the Messenger.” If they turn away, then truly God loves not the disbelievers.
3:33 Truly God chose Adam, Noah, the House of Abraham, and the House of ʿImrān above the worlds,
3:34 as progeny, one from another. And God is Hearing, Knowing.
3:35 [Remember] when the wife of ʿImrān said, “My Lord, truly I dedicate to Thee what is in my belly, in consecration. So accept it from me. Truly Thou art the Hearing, the Knowing.”
3:36 And when she bore her, she said, “My Lord, I have borne a female,” and God knows best what she bore, and the male is not like the female, “and I have named her Mary, and I seek refuge for her in Thee, and for her progeny, from Satan the outcast.”
3:37 So her Lord accepted her with a beautiful acceptance, and made her to grow in a beautiful way, and placed her under the care of Zachariah. Whenever Zachariah entered upon her in the sanctuary he found provision with her. He said, “Mary, whence comes this unto thee?” She said, “It is from God. Truly God provides for whomsoever He will without reckoning.”
3:38 Then and there, Zachariah called upon his Lord. He said, “My Lord, grant me from Thy Presence a good progeny. Truly Thou hearest all calls!”
3:39 Then the angels called to him while he was praying in the sanctuary, “God gives thee glad tidings of John, confirming a word from God, noble and chaste, a prophet, from among the righteous.”
3:40 He said, “My Lord, how shall I have a boy when age has overtaken me and my wife is barren?” He said, “Thus does God do whatsoever He will.”
3:41 He said, “My Lord, appoint for me a sign.” He said, “Your sign is that you shall not speak to the people for three days, save through signs.” And remember your Lord much, and glorify [Him] at eventide and at dawn.
3:42 And [remember] when the angels said, “O Mary, truly God has chosen thee and purified thee, and has chosen thee above the women of the worlds.
3:43 O Mary! Be devoutly obedient to thy Lord, prostrate, and bow with those who bow.”
3:44 This is from the tidings of the Unseen, which We reveal unto thee. And thou wast not with them when they cast their lots [to choose] who among them would care for Mary, and thou wast not with them when they were disputing.
3:45 When the angels said, “O Mary, truly God gives thee glad tidings of a Word from Him, whose name is the Messiah, Jesus son of Mary, high honored in this world and the Hereafter, and one of those brought nigh.
3:46 He will speak to people in the cradle and in maturity, and will be among the righteous.”
3:47 She said, “My Lord, how shall I have a child while no human being has touched me?” He said, “Thus does God create whatsoever He will.” When He decrees a thing, He only says to it, “Be!” and it is.
3:48 And He will teach him the Book, Wisdom, the Torah, and the Gospel.
3:49 And [he will be] a messenger to the Children of Israel, “Truly I have brought you a sign from your Lord. I will create for you out of clay the shape of a bird. Then I will breathe into it, and it will be a bird by God’s Leave. And I will heal the blind and the leper and give life to the dead by God’s Leave. And I will inform you about what you eat and what you store up in your houses. Truly in that is a sign for you, if you are believers.
3:50 And [I come] confirming that which was before me, the Torah, and to make lawful unto you part of that which was forbidden unto you. And I have come to you with a sign from your Lord. So reverence God and obey me.
3:51 Truly God is my Lord and your Lord; so worship Him. This is a straight path.”
3:52 And when Jesus sensed disbelief in them, he said, “Who are my helpers unto God?” The apostles said, “We are God’s helpers. We believe in God; bear witness that we are submitters.
3:53 Our Lord, we believe in what Thou hast sent down, and we follow the messenger, so inscribe us among the witnesses.”
3:54 And they plotted, and God plotted. And God is the best of plotters,
3:55 when He said, “O Jesus, I shall take thee and raise thee unto Me, and purify thee of those who disbelieved, and place those who followed thee above those who disbelieved, until the Day of Resurrection. Then unto Me is your return, and I shall judge between you concerning that wherein you used to differ.
3:56 And as for those who disbelieve, I shall punish them with a severe punishment in this world and the Hereafter; and they shall have no helpers.
3:57 And as for those who believe and perform righteous deeds, He shall pay them their rewards in full. And God loves not the wrongdoers.”
3:58 This is what We recite unto thee of the signs and the Wise Reminder.
3:59 Truly the likeness of Jesus in the sight of God is that of Adam; He created him from dust, then said to him, “Be!” and he was.
3:60 The truth is from thy Lord; so be not among the doubters.
3:61 And to whomsoever disputes with thee over it, after the knowledge that has come unto thee, say, “Come! Let us call upon our sons and your sons, our women and your women, ourselves and yourselves. Then let us pray earnestly, so as to place the curse of God upon those who lie.”
3:62 This is indeed the true account; there is no god but God, and truly God is the Mighty, the Wise.
3:63 And if they turn away, then God knows well the workers of corruption.
3:64 Say, “O People of the Book! Come to a word common between us and you, that we shall worship none but God, shall not associate aught with Him, and shall not take one another as lords apart from God.” And if they turn away, then say, “Bear witness that we are submitters.” e
3:65 People of the Book! Why do you dispute concerning Abraham, as neither the Torah nor the Gospel was sent down until after him? Do you not understand?
3:66 Behold! You are the very same who dispute concerning that of which you have knowledge; so why do you dispute concerning that of which you have no knowledge? God knows, and you know not.
3:67 Abraham was neither Jew nor Christian, but rather was a ḥanīf, a submitter, and he was not one of the idolaters.
3:68 Truly the people worthiest of Abraham are those who followed him, and this prophet and those who believe. And God is the Protector of the believers.
3:69 A group among the People of the Book wishes to make you go astray; yet they make none go astray but themselves, though they are unaware.
3:70 People of the Book! Why do you disbelieve in God’s signs, while you are witness?
3:71 People of the Book! Why do you confound the truth with falsehood, and knowingly conceal the truth?
3:72 And a group of the People of the Book say, “Believe in what was sent down unto those who believe at the start of the day, and disbelieve at its end, that haply they may return.
3:73 And believe none but him who follows your religion. Say, “Truly guidance is God’s Guidance" lest anyone be granted the like of what you were granted or dispute with you before your Lord.” Say, “Truly bounty is in God’s Hand. He grants it to whomsoever He will, and God is All-Encompassing, Knowing.”
3:74 He selects for His Mercy whomsoever He will, and God is Possessed of Tremendous Bounty.
3:75 Among the People of the Book is one who, were you to entrust to him a quintal, would render it back to you. And among them is one who, were you to entrust to him a dinar, would not render it back to you unless you kept standing over him. That is because they say, “There is nothing to stop us when it comes to the non-Jews.” But they knowingly speak a lie against God.
3:76 Yea! Whosoever fulfills his pact and is reverent—truly God loves the reverent.
3:77 Truly those who sell God’s Pact and their oaths for a paltry price, they shall have no share in the Hereafter and God will not speak to them, nor will He look at them on the Day of Resurrection, nor will He purify them. And theirs shall be a painful punishment.
3:78 And there is indeed a group among them who twist their tongues with the Book, that you may suppose it to be from the Book. But it is not from the Book. And they say, “It is from God,” though it is not from God. And they knowingly speak a lie against God.
3:79 It is not for any human being, God having given him the Book, judgment, and prophethood, to then say to the people, “Be servants of me instead of God.” Rather, “Be sages, from having taught the Book and from having studied.”
3:80 And he would not command you to take the angels and the prophets as lords. Would he command you to disbelief after your having been submitters?
3:81 And [remember] when God made the covenant of the prophets: “By that which I have given you of a Book and Wisdom, should a messenger then come to you confirming that which is with you, you shall surely believe in him and you shall help him.” He said, “Do you agree and take on My burden on these conditions?” They said, “We agree.” He said, “Bear witness, for I am with you among those who bear witness.”
3:82 Then whosoever turns away after that, they are the iniquitous.
3:83 Do they seek other than God’s religion, while whosoever is in the heavens and on the earth submits to Him, willingly or unwillingly, and unto Him they will be returned?
3:84 Say, “We believe in God and what has been sent down upon us, and in what was sent down upon Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac, Jacob, and the Tribes, and in what Moses, Jesus, and the prophets were given from their Lord. We make no distinction among any of them, and unto Him we submit.”
3:85 Whosoever seeks a religion other than submission, it shall not be accepted of him, and in the Hereafter he shall be among the losers.
3:86 How shall God guide a people who have disbelieved after having believed, having borne witness that the Messenger is true, and the clear proofs having come to them? And God guides not wrongdoing people.
3:87 They are those whose recompense is that upon them shall be the curse of God, the angels, and mankind all together,
3:88 abiding therein; the punishment shall not be lightened for them, nor shall they be granted respite,
3:89 except those who repent after that, and make amends, for truly God is Forgiving, Merciful.
3:90 Truly those who disbelieve after having believed, then increase in disbelief, their repentance shall not be accepted, and they are the ones who are astray.
3:91 Truly those who disbelieve and die while they are disbelievers, an earth full of gold would not be accepted from any one of them, were he to offer it in ransom. For them there shall be a painful punishment, and they shall have no helpers.
3:92 You will never attain piety till you spend from that which you love. And whatever you spend, truly God knows it.
3:93 All food was lawful unto the Children of Israel, save what Israel had forbidden for himself, before the Torah was sent down. Say, “Bring the Torah and recite it, if you are truthful.”
3:94 So whosoever fabricates a lie against God after that, it is they who are the wrongdoers.
3:95 Say, “God has spoken true. So follow the creed of Abraham, a ḥanīf, and he was not of the idolaters.”
3:96 Truly the first house established for mankind was that at Bakkah, full of blessing and a guidance for the worlds.
3:97 Therein are clear signs: the station of Abraham, and whosoever enters it shall be secure. Pilgrimage to the House is a duty upon mankind before God for those who can find a way. For whosoever disbelieves, truly God is beyond need of the worlds.
3:98 Say, “O People of the Book! Why do you disbelieve in God’s signs, while God is Witness over what you do?”
3:99 Say, “O People of the Book! Why do you turn those who believe from the way of God, seeking to make it crooked, while you are witnesses? And God is not heedless of what you do.”
3:100 O you who believe! If you obey a group among those who were given the Book, they will render you disbelievers after your having believed.
3:101 How can you disbelieve, while God’s signs are recited unto you and His Messenger is among you? And whosoever holds fast to God is indeed guided unto a straight path.
3:102 O you who believe! Reverence God as He should be reverenced, and die not except in submission.
3:103 And hold fast to the rope of God, all together, and be not divided. Remember the Blessing of God upon you, when you were enemies and He joined your hearts, such that you became brothers by His Blessing. You were on the brink of a pit of fire and He delivered you from it. Thus does God make clear unto you His signs, that haply you may be rightly guided.
3:104 Let there be among you a community calling to the good, enjoining right, and forbidding wrong. It is they who shall prosper.
3:105 And be not like those who became divided and differed after the clear proofs had come to them. And it is they who shall have a great punishment
3:106 on the Day when faces whiten and faces blacken. As for those whose faces blacken, “Did you disbelieve after having believed? Then taste the punishment for having disbelieved.”
3:107 And as for those whose faces whiten, they will be in the Mercy of God, abiding therein.
3:108 These are God’s signs which We recite unto thee in truth, and God desires no wrong for the worlds.
3:109 Unto God belongs whatsoever is in the heavens and whatsoever is on the earth, and unto God are all matters returned.
3:110 You are the best community brought forth unto mankind, enjoining right, forbidding wrong, and believing in God. And were the People of the Book to believe, that would be better for them. Among them are believers, but most of them are iniquitous.
3:111 They will not harm you save a [trifling] hurt. And if they fight you, they will turn their backs upon you; then they will not be helped.
3:112 They shall be struck with abasement wherever they are come upon, save by means of a rope from God and a rope from mankind. And they shall earn a burden of wrath from God, and they shall be struck with indigence. That is because they used to disbelieve in God’s signs and kill the prophets without right. That is for their having disobeyed and transgressed.
3:113 They are not all alike. Among the People of the Book is an upright community who recite God’s signs in the watches of the night, while they prostrate.
3:114 They believe in God and the Last Day, enjoin right and forbid wrong, and hasten unto good deeds. And they are among the righteous.
3:115 Whatsoever good they do, they will not be denied it. And God knows the reverent.
3:116 Truly those who disbelieve, neither their wealth nor their children will avail them aught against God. They are the inhabitants of the Fire, abiding therein.
3:117 The parable of what they spend in this life of the world is that of a frigid wind that strikes the tillage of a people who have wronged themselves, destroying it. God wrongs them not, but themselves do they wrong.
3:118 O you who believe! Take not intimates apart from yourselves; they will not stint you in corruption. They wish you to suffer. Hatred has appeared from their mouths; yet what their breasts conceal is greater. We have indeed made clear the signs for you, were you to understand.
3:119 Lo! You are the ones who love them, while they love you not, though you believe in the Book entire. And when they meet you they say, “We believe,” but when they are alone they bite their fingers at you from rage. Say, “Die in your rage!” Truly God knows what lies within breasts.
3:120 If good befalls you, it vexes them, and if evil befalls you, they rejoice in it. But if you are patient and reverent, their plot will not harm you in the least. Truly God encompasses what they do.
3:121 And remember when thou didst leave thy household at daybreak to assign the believers their positions for the battle. And God is Hearing, Knowing.
3:122 Remember when two companies among you were on the verge of losing heart, though God was their Protector. And in God let the believers trust.
3:123 God certainly helped you at Badr, when you were lowly. So reverence God, that haply you may give thanks.
3:124 Remember when thou saidst unto the believers, “Is it not enough for you that your Lord should support you with three thousand angels sent down?”
3:125 Yea, if you are patient and reverent, and they come at you immediately, your Lord will support you with five thousand angels bearing marks.
3:126 God made it not save as a glad tiding for you, and that your hearts may repose thereby—and there is no victory save from God, the Mighty, the Wise—
3:127 that He may cut off a faction of those who disbelieve or abase them, so that they be turned back disappointed.
3:128 Naught is thine in the matter, whether He relent unto them or punish them, for truly they are wrongdoers.
3:129 Unto God belongs whatsoever is in the heavens and whatsoever is on the earth. He forgives whomsoever He will and punishes whomsoever He will, and God is Forgiving, Merciful.
3:130 O you who believe! Devour not usury, doubling and multiplying. And reverence God, that haply you may prosper.
3:131 And be mindful of the Fire that has been prepared for the disbelievers.
3:132 And obey God and the Messenger, that haply you may receive mercy.
3:133 And hasten unto forgiveness from your Lord, and for a garden whose breadth is the heavens and the earth—prepared for the reverent,
3:134 who spend in ease and hardship, and curb their rage, and pardon others—and God loves the virtuous—
3:135 and who, when they commit an indecency or wrong themselves, remember God and then seek forgiveness for their sins—and who forgives sins but God?—and who do not knowingly persist in what they have done.
3:136 For these, their reward is forgiveness from their Lord, and Gardens with rivers running below, abiding therein. Blessed indeed is the reward of the workers [of righteousness]!
3:137 Wonts have passed before you; so journey upon the earth and behold how the deniers fared in the end!
3:138 This is an exposition for mankind, and a guidance and exhortation for the reverent.
3:139 Do not falter and do not grieve, for you will be ascendant if you are believers.
3:140 If a wound afflicts you, a like wound has already afflicted that people. And such days We hand out in turns to mankind. And [this is] so that God may know those who believe, and take witnesses from among you—and God loves not the wrongdoers—
3:141 and so that God may assay those who believe and blight the disbelievers.
3:142 Or did you suppose that you would enter the Garden without God knowing those among you who strived, and without knowing those who were patient?
3:143 You did indeed long for death before you met it. Now you have seen it, looking on.
3:144 Muhammad is naught but a messenger; messengers have passed before him. So if he dies or is slain, will you turn back on your heels? Whosoever turns back on his heels will not harm God in the least, and God will reward the thankful.
3:145 It is not for any soul to die save by God’s Leave—an enjoined term. Yet whosoever desires the reward of this world, We shall give him of it; and whosoever desires the reward of the Hereafter, We shall give him of it. And We shall reward the thankful.
3:146 How many a prophet had many devoted men fight alongside him! They did not then falter in the face of what befell them in the way of God, nor did they weaken, nor did they demean themselves. And God loves the patient.
3:147 Their words were but to say, “Our Lord, forgive us our sins and our prodigality in our affairs, and make firm our steps, and help us against the disbelieving people.”
3:148 And God gave them the reward of this world and the most beautiful reward of the Hereafter, and God loves the virtuous.
3:149 O you who believe! If you obey those who disbelieve, they will turn you back on your heels; then you will be overturned as losers.
3:150 Rather, God is your Master, and He is the best of helpers.
3:151 We shall cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve for having ascribed partners unto God, for which He has not sent down any authority. And their refuge shall be the Fire, and evil is the abode of the wrongdoers.
3:152 And God certainly was true to His Promise to you when you were eradicating them by His Leave, until the moment you lost heart, and quarreled with one another about the matter, and disobeyed, after He had showed you that which you loved. Among you are those who desire this world, and among you are those who desire the Hereafter. Then He turned you from them, to test you, and He certainly pardoned you—God is Possessed of Bounty for the believers—
3:153 when you were climbing, casting a glance to no one, while the Messenger was calling you from your rear. So He recompensed you with sorrow upon sorrow, that you may not grieve over what escaped you or what befell you. And God is Aware of whatsoever you do.
3:154 Then He sent down upon you—after sorrow—security, a sleepiness enveloping a company among you, while a company were anxious over themselves, thinking about God what is not true—the thinking of the Age of Ignorance—saying, “Do we have any decision [in this]?” Say, “The decision belongs entirely to God.” They hide in their souls what they do not disclose to you, saying, “Had we any decision [in this], we would not have been slain here.” Say, “Had you stayed in your houses, those who were destined to be slain would have gone out to their places of rest.” And [this is] so that God may test what is in your breasts and so that He may assay what is in your hearts. And God knows what lies within breasts.
3:155 Those of you who turned away on the day the two hosts met—Satan alone made them slip because of part of what they committed. And God certainly pardoned them; truly God is Forgiving, Clement.
3:156 O you who believe! Be not like those who disbelieve and say of their brethren when they travel upon the earth or campaign, “Had they stayed with us, they would not have died and been slain,” that God may make that a source of regret in their hearts. And God gives life and causes death, and God sees whatsoever you do.
3:157 And indeed if you are slain or die in the way of God, truly forgiveness and mercy from God are better than what they amass.
3:158 And indeed if you are slain or die, truly unto God shall you be gathered.
3:159 Then [it was] by a mercy from God that thou wert gentle with them. Hadst thou been severe [and] hard-hearted they would have scattered from about thee. So pardon them, ask forgiveness for them, and consult them in affairs. And when thou art resolved, trust in God; truly God loves those who trust.
3:160 If God helps you, none shall overcome you. And if He forsakes you, who then can help you thereafter? And in God let the believers trust.
3:161 It is not for any prophet to defraud. And whosoever defrauds will bring what he obtained by fraud on the Day of Resurrection. Then every soul shall be paid what it has earned in full, and they shall not be wronged.
3:162 Is he who pursues God’s Contentment like one who earns a burden of anger from God, and whose refuge is Hell? An evil journey’s end!
3:163 They are ranked in degrees in the sight of God, and God sees whatsoever they do.
3:164 God certainly favored the believers when He sent them a Messenger from among themselves, who recites His signs unto them, and purifies them, and teaches them the Book and Wisdom, while aforetime they were in manifest error.
3:165 And when an affliction befell you, though you wrought an affliction twice its like, did you say, “Whence is this?” Say, “It is from yourselves.” Truly God is Powerful over all things.
3:166 And that which befell you on the day the two hosts met was by God’s Leave, and that He may know the believers,
3:167 and that He may know the hypocrites. And it was said unto them, “Come, fight in the way of God or defend [yourselves].” They said, “Had we known there would be fighting, we would have followed you.” That day they were closer to disbelief than to belief, saying with their mouths what was not in their hearts. And God knows best what they conceal.
3:168 Those who said of their brethren, while they were sitting [at home], “Had they obeyed us, they would not have been slain.” Say, “Then ward off death from yourselves, if you are truthful.”
3:169 And deem not those slain in the way of God to be dead. Rather, they are alive with their Lord, provided for,
3:170 exulting in what God has given them from His Bounty, and rejoicing in those who have not yet joined them from among those who remain behind—that no fear shall come upon them, nor shall they grieve—
3:171 rejoicing in Blessing and Bounty from God, and that God neglects not the reward of the believers,
3:172 who responded to God and the Messenger after being afflicted by wounds; for those among them who have been virtuous and reverent there shall be a great reward,
3:173 to whom the people said, “Truly the people have gathered against you, so fear them.” But it increased them in faith, and they said, “God suffices us, an excellent Guardian is He!”
3:174 So they returned with Blessing and Bounty from God, untouched by evil. And they pursued the Contentment of God, and God is Possessed of Tremendous Bounty.
3:175 That is only Satan, sowing fear of his friends. So fear them not, but fear Me, if you are believers.
3:176 And let not those who hasten unto disbelief grieve thee. Truly they will not harm God in the least. God desires to give them no share in the Hereafter, and theirs shall be a great punishment.
3:177 Truly those who have purchased disbelief at the price of belief will not hurt God in the least, and theirs shall be a painful punishment.
3:178 And let not those who disbelieve suppose that the respite We grant them is good for them. We only grant them respite that they may increase in sin, and theirs shall be a humiliating punishment.
3:179 God will not leave the believers as you are till He separates the bad from the good. And God will not apprise you of the Unseen, but God chooses from His messengers whomsoever He will. So believe in God and His messengers. And if you believe and are reverent, you shall have a great reward.
3:180 And let not those who are miserly with what God has given them from His Bounty suppose that it is good for them; rather, it is evil for them. On the Day of Resurrection they will be collared by that with which they were miserly. And unto God belongs the inheritance of the heavens and the earth, and God is Aware of whatsoever you do.
3:181 God has certainly heard the words of those who said, “God is poor, and we are rich.” We shall record what they said, and their slaying of the prophets without right, and We shall say, “Taste the punishment of the burning.”
3:182 That is because of what your hands sent forth, and because God wrongs not His servants.
3:183 [As for] those who say, “Truly God has committed us to not believe in any messenger until he brings us a sacrifice consumed by fire,” say, “Messengers certainly came before me with clear proofs and with that whereof you speak; so why did you slay them, if you are truthful?”
3:184 So if they deny thee, they certainly did deny messengers before thee, who came with clear proofs, scriptures, and the luminous Book.
3:185 Every soul shall taste death, and you will indeed be paid your reward in full on the Day of Resurrection. And whosoever is distanced from the Fire and made to enter the Garden has certainly triumphed. And the life of this world is naught but the enjoyment of delusion.
3:186 You will surely be tried in your wealth and your souls, and you shall hear much hurt from those who were given the Book before you, and from those who are idolaters. But if you are patient and reverent, then that is indeed a course worthy of resolve.
3:187 [Remember] when God made the covenant with those who were given the Book, “You shall make it clear to the people, and not conceal it.” Then they cast it behind their backs and sold it for a paltry price. Evil indeed is their selling!
3:188 Do not suppose that those who exult in what they have brought about and love to be praised for what they have not done—do not suppose that they are delivered from the punishment; theirs is a painful punishment.
3:189 Unto God belongs sovereignty over the heavens and the earth, and God is Powerful over all things.
3:190 Truly in the creation of the heavens and the earth and the variation of the night and the day are signs for the possessors of intellect,
3:191 who remember God standing, sitting, and lying upon their sides, and reflect upon the creation of the heavens and the earth, “Our Lord, Thou hast not created this in vain. Glory be to Thee! Shield us from the punishment of the Fire.
3:192 Our Lord! Whomsoever Thou makest to enter into the Fire, Thou hast surely disgraced him. And the wrongdoers shall have no helpers.
3:193 Our Lord! Truly we have heard a caller calling to faith, saying ‘Believe in your Lord,’ so we believed. Our Lord, forgive us our sins and absolve us of our evil deeds, and take us unto Thee with the pious.
3:194 Our Lord! Give us what Thou hast promised us through Thy messengers, and disgrace us not on the Day of Resurrection. Truly Thou wilt not fail the tryst.”
3:195 So their Lord answered them, “I shall not let the work of any worker among you, male or female, be in vain; each of you is like the other. So those who emigrated, and were expelled from their homes, and were hurt in My way, and fought and were slain—I shall absolve them of their evil deeds and shall make them enter Gardens with rivers running below, a reward from God. And God, with Him is the most beautiful reward.
3:196 Let it not delude thee that those who disbelieve are free to come and go in the land.
3:197 It is a little enjoyment. Then their refuge is Hell, an evil resting place!
3:198 But [as for] those who reverence their Lord, theirs shall be Gardens with rivers running below, abiding therein, as a welcome from God. And that which is with God is better for the pious.
3:199 And truly among the People of the Book are those who believe in God and that which has been sent down unto you, and that which has been sent down unto them, humble before God, not selling God’s signs for a paltry price. It is they who shall have their reward with their Lord. Truly God is swift in reckoning.
3:200 O you who believe! Be patient, vie in patience, persevere, and reverence God, that haply you may prosper.


   


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