“People of The Book, why do you deny Allah’s signs when you are eyewitnesses
They will be disgraced wherever they go, unless they are loyal to Allah or loyal to the people
. They have incurred the wrath of Allah, and they are disgraced. All because they denied Allah’s signs, killed prophets unjustly, were disobedient and overstepped Allah’s boundaries.
All of them are not alike; a group among the People of The Book upholds the teachings of the scripture
, reciting Allah’s verses throughout the night as they prostrate to Him
They believe in Allah and the Last Day, enjoin common good and forbid evil, and always rush to perform good deeds; such people are the righteous.
Whatever good they do, it will never go unrewarded by Allah
, Allah knows the pious
Neither the wealth nor the children of the disbelievers shall benefit them in the least before Allah. They are companions of the Fire, remaining therein forever.
In this life anything they spend in charity
is like a biting wind that blows and destroys the crops of the wrongdoers. Allah did not wrong them but it was themselves
Believers, don’t take as your closest friends others apart from fellow believers, they will cause you grief and they’d like to cause you distress. Their hatred is obvious from their mouths, but what they hide in their hearts is even worse. We have clearly explained to you Our
signs, if you reflect.
This is how you are, you love them, but they don’t love you though
you believe in their whole Book. When they meet you, they say: “We believe,” but when they are alone they bite their fingertips out of rage. Say, “Die in your rage!” Allah knows well people’s
When you have good time, they are saddened, but when you have hard time, they are happy. As long as you are patient and guard yourselves against them
, their plotting will not harm you. Allah is aware of what they do
that morning, when you left your home to align the believers in their fighting position. Allah is the Hearer, the Knower.
When your two parties considered giving up the fight
, though Allah was their protector; so let the believers put their trust in Allah.
Allah had helped you in the battle of
Badr, when you were weak, be mindful of Allah so that you are thankful to Him
when you were motivating the believers: “Aren’t you glad your Lord helped you with three thousand angels sent down as reinforcement
Of course, Allah will send five thousand angels swooping down if you are steadfast and mindful, even if the enemy attacks suddenly.
Allah did so to raise your spirits and to reassure you, help comes from Allah the Almighty, the Wise.
It was done
to cut off one of the flanks of the disbelievers’ army or to weaken them so much that they fled in disarray.
It isn’t your concern whether Allah forgives them or punishes them; they are wrongdoers.
All things in the Heavens and on Earth belong to Allah; He forgives anyone He pleases, and He punishes anyone He pleases. Allah is the Forgiver, the Kind
Believers, do not take compound interest,increasing your wealth unjustly
, and fear Allah so that you may prosper;
protect yourselves from the Fire prepared for the disbelievers,
and obey Allah and the Messenger so you are treated kindly
Rush towards your Lord’s forgiveness and towards Paradise, which is as
wide as the Heavens and the Earth, prepared for those who are mindful of Allah
who spend in charity
in good and bad times, can control
their anger and pardon people.
Allah loves those who strive to do good. If by mistake
they act indecently or wrong themselves, at once they remember Allah and seek forgiveness for their sins – can anyone except Allah forgive sins? – And never continue doing the wrong
The reward for them is forgiveness from their Lord and gardens beneath which rivers flow, where they’ll live forever. What an excellent reward for those who act righteously
ways of life have existed before you, so travel the Earth and see for yourselves
what became of those who denied Allah’s signs
This is an explanation for humanity, a guidance and warning for those mindful of Allah
Do not be disheartened or sad; you will come out on top when you are true
If you were injured, they were injured too. We cause such days to alternate between people, so that Allah may mark out the true believers among you, and select some as martyrs. Even if they sometimes win
, Allah does not love the wrongdoers.
Allah may do this
to put the believers to the test and wipe out the disbelievers.
Or did you think you would go to Paradise without Allah marking out those of you who had struggled in His path
and those among you who are steadfast?
Before coming face to face with it, you were eager to fight,but now you have seen it with your own eyes
Muhammad is a noble
messenger, many Messengers came and went before him. If he should die or be martyred, would you turn on your heels and head back to the old ways
? Whoever turns back will not harm Allah in the slightest. Allah rewards the thankful.
No one dies without Allah’s knowledge, but dies at the appointed time, as approved by Allah. Anyone who wants riches of this world, We shall give him some, and whoever wants riches of the Hereafter We shall give him all; and We will reward the thankful
like many other prophets alongside whom masses of devout men
have fought; they were neither disheartened nor weakened, nor did they surrender in face of their sufferings. Allah loves the patient.
They prayed, “Our Lord, forgive our sins and any extravagance of ours, make us steadfast, and help us against the disbelievers.”
Allah granted them both the rewards of this world and an excellent reward in the Hereafter. Allah loves those who strive to do good.
Believers, if you obey the disbelievers, they will make you turn on your heels and go back to your previous ways
Rather, Allah is your Protector, and He is the Best of helpers.
We will cast terror into the hearts of the disbelievers because of
all that they associated with Allah without any revealed authority. Their home is the Fire. What an evil resting place for the wrongdoers
Allah fulfilled His promise of help, so you defeated them, then you lost courage, argued about the order you had been given
and disobeyed, even after He had shown you what you desired – the fact is that
some of you long for the world, whilst others among you long for the Hereafter – and then He saved you from them in order to test you further
. Now He has pardoned you. Allah is Gracious to the believers.
how you fled uphill in panic
without concern for anyone, yet the Messenger was calling you from behind; so He gave you a lot of anguish so that afterwards you don’t
grieve over your loss and sufferings. Allah is aware of what you did
Then, after the anguish, He gave you a sense of security, drowsiness overwhelmed some of you, whilst others were absorbed in their private thoughts, entertaining false ideas about Allah, ideas only fit for the Age of Ignorance. They were saying to themselves
, “Do we have any say in this?” Tell them, Muhammad
: “All of this rests with Allah.” They conceal in their hearts what they will not reveal to you, saying, “If we had a say in this, we would not have been killed in this spot.” Say: “Even if you had stayed at home, those who were fated to be killed would still have come out here to their graves. Allah did this to test your courage and to prove what is in your hearts.” Allah knows well people’s
Those of you who fled on the day the two armies met did so because Satan made some of them err, but Allah has pardoned them; Allah is the Forgiver, the Gentle.
Believers, do not be like the disbelievers who say of their brothers who die
on a journey or in battle: “Had they stayed with us they wouldn’t have died nor been killed.” This is how Allah sows regret in their hearts. Allah gives life, and He takes it away, He sees all you do.
Whether you are killed for Allah’s cause or you die, Allah’s forgiveness and kindness are far better than what they can gather.
If you die or get killed, you will certainly be gathered before Allah
Allah made you kind, so you are lenient with them; had you been harsh and hardhearted they would have deserted you, so pardon, seek forgiveness and consult them. Once you have made up your mind, put trust in Allah. Allah loves those who put their trust in Him
If Allah helps you, no one can defeat you, but if He humiliates you, then who will be your helper? The believers put their trust in Allah.
A prophet does not cheat anyone
. Whoever cheats will be forced to
produce what he gained by cheating on the Day of Judgement; then everyone will be paid their due in full, and they will not be wronged.
How can a person who seeks Allah’s pleasure be compared with one who earned His anger, and whose destination is Hell? What a wretched end!
For each of them, Allah has prepared
different ranks. Allah sees what they do
Allah favoured the believers when He sent them a messenger from among themselves, reciting His verses, purifying them, and teaching them the Book and wisdom, before that they were misguided
, when a tragedy struck you, after you had inflicted twice as much damage on your enemies
, you said, “Where did this come from?” Tell them: “It came from yourselves.” Allah has power over all things.
What happened to you that day when the two armies met happened with Allah’s permission, and to mark out the believers,
and to mark out the hypocrites; when they were told: “Come and fight in Allah’s way, or at least defend yourselves,” they answered, “If only we knew how to fight we would have followed you.” That day, they were far nearer to disbelief than ever they were to faith, saying with their mouths what wasn’t in their hearts. Allah knows well what they hide.
Those who told their brothers to remain behind with them, and then said
, “If only they had listened to us, they would not have been killed.” Say to them
: “Ward off death from yourselves, if you are telling the truth.
Don’t consider dead those killed in Allah’s way; they’re alive eating and drinking
, in their Lord’s presence.
Delighting in that portion of grace which Allah has given them and rejoicing at those who have yet to join them as martyrs
in succession, saying
that they should have no fear nor should they grieve.
They rejoice in Allah’s gifts and favours, Allah will not lower the value of the believer’s reward.
Those believers who rallied to the call of Allah and the Messenger after getting injured will get a great reward, for striving to do good and being mindful of Allah
When they were told: “The people of Makkah
have gathered against you, so fear them,” their faith increased, and they said: “Allah’s help
is enough for us. What an Excellent Guardian!”
So they returned home
with Allah’s blessing and favour, without being harmed since they had sought Allah’s pleasure. Allah is Most Gracious
That was Satan, making you
fear his cronies. Don’t be afraid of them but fear Me, if you are true
, do not be distressed by those who rush headlong into disbelief; they will never harm Allah in the slightest. Allah wishes to give them no share in the Hereafter, but their punishment will be severe.
They have traded their faith for disbelief, they can never harm Allah in the slightest; for them is a painful punishment.
The disbelievers shouldn’t consider Our prolonging their lives as a good thing for them; We prolong their lives so they increase in their sinfulness; for them is a shameful punishment.
Allah will not leave you
believers as you are now until He has separated the good from the bad; nor will Allah inform all of
you about the unseen realm, but Allah picks out anyone He pleases from His messengers. So, believe in Allah and His Messenger, and if you believe and are mindful of Allah
, then you shall have a great reward
Don’t let those who are stingy with what Allah has given them of His favours imagine for a moment that it is good for them; rather it is bad for them. On Judgement Day they will be made to wear the wealth they hoarded as collars round their necks. Everything in the Heavens and Earth belongs to Allah. Allah is aware of what you do
Allah has heard the words of those who said, “Allah is poor, and we are rich.” We shall write down what they said. They killed the Prophets unlawfully, and We shall say to them, “Taste the punishment of the blazing Fire,
this is for the misdeeds committed by your hands.” Allah is not unjust to His
who say, “Allah has taken our pledge not to believe in a messenger until he comes to you with a burnt offering.” Say: “Many messengers came to you before me with clear proofs, and practised what you mention. Why did you kill them, if you are telling the truth?”
If they accuse you of lying, many messengers before you were also accused of lying, even though
they came with miracles, scriptures and the enlightening Book
Everyone will have the taste of death, and on Judgement Day you will be given your full reward. Anyone who is saved from the Fire and is admitted to Paradise will be the winner. This worldly life is no more than a deception.
You will certainly be tested through your wealth and persons and you will hear many insults from the idolaters and those given the Book before you. If you are patient and mindful of Allah
, that is real resolve
Allah made a contract with those given the Book: “Proclaim it to the people and do not hide it.” So, they threw it behind themand sold it for a small sum of money. How evil was their bargaining!
, do not consider those who delight at what they have done and wish to be praised for what they failed to do; don’t think they’ve escaped the punishment; they shall have a painful punishment.
Control of the Heavens and the Earth belong to Allah. Allah has power over all things
In the creation of the Heavens and the Earth and the cycle of night and day, there are signs for smart people,
who remember Allah standing, sitting and lying down, and think about the creation of the Heavens and the Earth, prayerfully saying
, “Our Lord, You haven’t created this in vain, Glory be to You! Save us from the punishment of the Fire.
Our Lord, anyone You assign to the Fire is humiliated; the evildoers shall have no helpers.
Our Lord, we heard a crier calling to faith; ‘Believe in your Lord,’ so we believed. Our Lord, forgive our sins, delete our evil deeds, and when we die count us among the righteous.
Our Lord, give us what You’ve promised us through Your messengers and do not humiliate us on the Day of Judgement; indeed, You do not break Your
Their Lord answered the prayer, saying
, “I will not allow the deeds of any of you, male or a female, to go to waste; you will both get the same reward. As for those who migrated, those expelled from their homes, those who suffered in My way, those who fought, and those who were killed, I will certainly delete their evil deeds, and I will certainly admit them into gardens beneath which rivers flow. This is their reward from Allah; and Allah gives the best reward
Don’t be deceived by the disbelievers’ commercial trade through the land;
it’s a temporary provision, and their final home will be Hell. What a wretched place!
However, those who are mindful of their Lord will have gardens beneath which rivers flow, where they will live forever, a resting place provided by Allah. Most wonderful is that which Allah has prepared
for the righteous.
Among the People of The Book are those who believe in Allah and what has been revealed to you and to them; they are humble towards Allah, not selling Allah’s verses for a small sum of money; such people shall find
their reward with their Lord. Allah is swift in settling accounts.
Believers, be patient, encourage each other to be patient, be disciplined, and be mindful of Allah so that you may prosper.In the name of Allah, the Kind, the Caring