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33:1  O you An-Nabi (The Prophet)! Pay obedience to Allah and obey not the disbelievers and the hypocrites. Verily, Allah is All-Knower, All-Wise
33:2  And adopt what is inspired to you from your Nourisher-Sustainer. Surely, Allah is Well-Acquainted with what you do
33:3  And put your trust in Allah; and it became sufficient with Allah to be a Wakil
33:4  Allah has not placed for any man two hearts inside his thorax; and He has not made your wives as your mothers whom: unto whom you utter ‘Az-Zihar’ [the ‘game of backs’ (i.e., you call their backs as the backs of your mothers and then discontinue marital relations with them)]. And He has not regarded your adopted ones (or your called-ones) as your (real) sons. This, for you, is your own statement emitted by your mouths, while Allah gives the True statement and He guides to the (Permanent) Path
33:5  Call those (adopted sons) relating them to their (actual) fathers, that is more just in the Sight of Allah. But in case you do not know their fathers (or their names), then (call them) your brothers in Faith and Mawaleekum (those under your custodianship and protection). And there is (counted) no sin against you in what you made a mistake therein, but (it would be a sin) what your hearts deliberately attempted. And Allah is Oft-Forgiving, continuously Merciful (and Forgives what is past and is not repeated)
33:6  An-Nabi is closer to the Believers than their ownselves, and his wives are (like) mothers to them (as regards respect and marriage). And the possessors of (the links through) the wombs (i.e., blood-relations): some of them are closer (in personal ties) to some in Kitabullah [Book of Allah (regarding the heirship in inheritance)] than (the brotherhood of) the Believers and Al-Muhajirun (those who, become emigrants in the cause of Allah) — except that you do kindness in some desirable way to those in friendly bonds to you. This became written in Al-Kitab
33:7  And (remember) when We took from An-Nabiyyin (The Prophets) their covenant, and from you, and from Nuh, and Ibrahim, and Musa and, Iesa,son of Maryam. And We obtained from them a binding covenant
33:8  so that He may ask the Truthfuls (Allah’s Prophets and Messengers) about their truth (i.e., , the extent of their sincerity and efforts in preaching the Message of Allah). And He has prepared for the disbelievers a painful torment
33:9  O you who have Believed! Remind yourself about the Favour and Grace of Allah over you people when the (enemical) forces came against you; and We sent against them the wind (in fury) and forces that you saw not (physically). And Allah is (Ever) All-Seer of what you do
33:10  When these (enemy-forces) came upon you from above you and from (a level) lower down than you, and when the eyes became wide open (not normally blinhead of state) and the hearts reached the throats (mahead of state you feel your heart-beats at the initial part of the neck, — a sign of extreme fear, anxiety and apprehensions), and you people were harbouring doubts about Allah
33:11  Then and there the Believers were made to pass through a test and they were shaken to a violent shahead of state
33:12  And when the hypocrites and those in whose hearts (was) a disease say: “Allah and His Messenger promised us not but (only) delusion.”
33:13  And when a group from amongst them said: “O residents of Yathrib! There is no position for you (to fight or win), therefore go back (in retreat).” And a band of them asks An-Nabi for permission (to leave the battle field). They say: 'Our houses lie unprotected and exposed,' although they lay not open and exposed. Intend they not but (only) running away (from the encounter)
33:14  And if the enemy was made to penetrate them from environs of that (city-area), and they had been incited to Al-Fitnah (disruption and treachery) they would have committed it, and would not have hesitated for it except a minority
33:15  And surely, indeed they had been giving covenant to Allah since before that they will not turn (their) backs, and a covenant made with is a questioned one (i.e., , it will have to be accounted for)
33:16  Say: “Flight (from battle-ground) will not benefit you if you fled (out of fear of impending) death or killing, and then you will not enjoy except a little period (that you may stay in this world).”
33:17  Say: “Who is that one who will protect you against Allah if He intended for you (some) harm, or He intended for you mercy?" And they will not find for themselves, besides Allah any wali, and nor a helper
33:18  Definitely, Allah knows those among you who obstruct (men from fighting on the side of the Muslims), and (also) those who say to their fellow men:'come here to us' (and stay away from armed encounter), and they themselves do not enter the war except very little
33:19  (Thus they prove themselves to be) more greedy against you. Then when fear overwhelmed, you saw them: they look at you, their eyes revolve hither and thither like someone on whom death has been set hovering. But when the fear departed, they smote you with sharp tongues being more greedy for wealth (expected out of the spoils of war). Those people have not developed Faith, so Allah made their deeds and actions to go waste, and that is very easy for Allah
33:20  They think that Al-Ahzab [the allied forces (jointly set by all the groups enemical to Islam)] have not yet withdrawn. And if the allied forces assault again, they would wish, perchance they were wandering in the deserts among the bedouins. They would seek news about you (Muslims), and if they happened to be amongst you, they would not fight except very little
33:21  Indeed, in the Messenger of Allah became an excellent pattern of life for you — for (every) one who used to have hope in Allah and the Last Day and propagated Allah exceedingly
33:22  And when the True Believers watched Al-Ahzab (the allied forces), they said: “This is what Allah and His Messenger promised us, and Allah and His Messenger spoke the truth. And it (i.e., the scene of the aggressive enemy approaching) did not increase them (in any fear or apprehension) but in Faith and submissiveness
33:23  Among the Believers are men who remained true wherewith they made a covenant with Allah. So of them is that who fulfilled his obligation, and of them (is) one who awaits (of a chance of giving a direct fight to the disbelievers or getting martyred in the encounter). And they did not change (to any undesirable) change-over
33:24  so that Allah may reward the men of truth for their truth and may submit to punishment the hypocrites if He so desired; or He may turn to them (in mercy and accept their repentance). Surely, Allah is Oft-Forgiving, continuously Merciful
33:25  And Allah pushed back those who disbelieved out of their rage (against Islam); they gained not any good (neither a chance of getting martyred, nor returning as a successful fighter). And Allah sufficed for the Believers in Qital. And Allah is All-Strong, All-Mighty
33:26  And (Allah) brought down those from among Ahl-ul-Kitab who backed those (disbelievers), from their fortified places; and He cast in their hearts terror (about the forces of Islam), (so that) you may kill a portion (of them), and mop (another) group as prisoners of war
33:27  And He caused you to inherit their land, and their buildings, and their wealth and riches, and (also that portion of) the land you had not set your foot. And Allah is All-Capable over every thing
33:28  O you An-Nabi (The Prophet)! Say to your consorts: “If you had been desiring the life of this world, and its glitter, then come along! I will make a provision for you and I will break the (marital) link with you in a very graceful delinhead of state .
33:29  And if you women had been desiring Allah and His Messenger and the home of the Hereafter, then verily, Allah has prepared for Al-Muhsinat (the females who do good in perfection) amongst you, an enormous reward
33:30  O women of An-Nabi! Whoever of you females comes with an evident obscenity Al-azab (this refers to the punishment of Zina as given in Verse 24/2, 8) would be doubled for her (as a further deterrent to those who should present their example as a pattern for the whole nation). And that is very easy for Allah (to make it implemented)
33:31  And whosoever of you women devotes (herself) for Allah and His Messenger and does righteous deeds, We shall bestow on her, her reward twice over (i.e., the reward shall also be doubled). And We have arranged for such a one, a noble provision
33:32  O Nisa-An-Nabi (women of the Prophet)! You are not just like one of the (ordinary) women. If you keep your duty (to Allah), then be not soft in speech, lest one gets excited with desire — one in whose heart is a disease; and you should utter statement in an honourable and guarded style
33:33  and stay within your residences, and do not indulge in cosmetic make-up — the cosmetic exhibitionism of the earlier times of ignorance (when the impact of the Message of Islam starts dwindling due to the absence of the Messengers). And you women should establish salat and pay-up Zakat, and obey Allah and His Messenger. Definitely, what (is a fact is that) Allah desires that He may keep away Ar-Rijz from you — Ahl-al-baiyt and purify you with a thorough sanctification
33:34  And remind (your selves and remind others) what is recited in your houses out of Ayaatullah-wal-Hikmah. Verily, Allah is the Keenest Observer, the Most Well-Informed
33:35  Verily — Muslim males and the Muslim females, the Believing males and the Believing females, and the obediently devoted males and the obediently devoted females, and the truthful males and the truthful females, and the patient/perseverant males and the patient/perseverant females, and the sincerely conscious males and the sincerely conscious females, and the males who offer donations (in the Cause of Allah) and the females who offer donations, and the males who fast and the females who fast, and the males who protect their private sexual parts and the females who protect (their’s against any unpermitted and immoral indulgence), and the males who propagate Allah exceedingly and the females who propagate (likewise) — Allah has prepared for them forgiveness and an enormous reward (here and the Hereafter)
33:36  And it is not (suitable) for a Believing male, and nor a Believing female that there remains for them any option against their decision, when Allah and His Messenger have decreed a matter. And whoever disobeys Allah and His Messenger, then he has indeed strayed in manifest error
33:37  And when you say to him (i.e., to Zaid who is an adopted son) on whom Allah has bestowed Grace, and you have (also) bestowed grace on him: “Retain your wife with you (in wedlock) and remain dutiful to Allah." And you hide in your self for which Allah is One Who will make it evident, and you are afraid of people, while Allah has more right that you may fear Him. So when Zaid broke the marital link with her, We paired you with her (i.e., We arranged your marriage to the divorced wife of your adopted son) — so that there remains no blame on the Believers about (tahead of state in their own wedlock the ex-) wives of their (own) adopted sons when (the latter) have broken marital links with such women. And Allah’s Verdict got fulfilled
33:38  There is no blame on An-Nabi (The Prophet) in that which Allah made compulsory for him. That had been Allah’s Sunnah (prescribed Way) amongst those who passed away in previous times. And the Verdict of Allah became an assessment properly assessed
33:39  Those who propagate Risalaatillahe (‘Messages of Allah’), and fear Him, and do not fear anyone except Allah — and it became sufficient with Allah to be a Reckoner
33:40  Muhammad became not a father to any male-adult amongst you, but Rasul-ullah and Khatama-n-Nabiyyin. ['a seal (of closure unto the coming) of the prophets'. 'He closed (the coming of) the prophets'. (The pronunciation 'khatam/khatama' is a noun/verb and thus acts as a double shield or protection to his status and position)]. And Allah is All-Aware of everything. [He Knows fully well that Muhammad is His final, last and closing Prophet; and also that he left no legacy in the form of male-offspring to continue his race or descendence in this world.]
33:41  O you who have Believed! Propagate Allah to an exceeding propagation
33:42  and praise and glorify Him by the morning and the afternoon (This is a recommendation for Fajr and Asr Prayers)
33:43  He it is Who Yusallee alaikum and His angels too, so that He may bring you out from darknesses unto light. And He is continuously Merciful to the Believers
33:44  Greetings to them, the Day they meet Him is Salam, and He has prepared for them a generous reward
33:45  O you An-Nabi! Verily, We, We have sent you as witness and a bearer of glad tidings and a warner
33:46  and as one who invites to Allah under His permission and a source of light that emits light
33:47  And transmit glad tidings to the Believers with (the news) that for them, (is coming) from Allah, a great Bounty
33:48  And obey not the disbelievers and the hypocrites and feel not their attempt of harming (you), and put (your) trust in Allah. And it became sufficient for Allah to be Wakil
33:49  O you who have Believed! When you married the Believing females, afterwards you divorced them before (the stage) that you attach (yourselves) to those women (in marital-relationship), then (there is) not for you, regarding them, out of any ’ iddat [the waiting-period for next Nikah (marriage)] which you may (have to) count regarding those females. So provide them provision, and see them off in a handsome and graceful farewell
33:50  O you An-Nabi! Verily, We made lawful to you your consorts to whom you have delivered their ujoor; and that whom your right (hands) held in trust — out of those whom Allah has gifted to you; and the daughters of your paternal uncles and the daughters of your paternal aunts and the daughters of your maternal uncles and the daughters of your maternal aunts — who have migrated with you; and a Believing woman if she offered her self for (the mission of) the Prophet — provided the Prophet intended that he may take her in wedlock. This is a permission exclusively for you (Prophet), excluding the rest of the Believers. Indeed, We knew what We have enjoined upon them about their consorts, and what their right (hands) held in trust. (The permission and restriction applicable to the Prophet) is given in order that there remains no difficulty for you (in boosting your mission of propagation). And Allah is Ever Oft-Forgiving, continuously Merciful
33:51  Refrain from whom you think proper out of those women, and allow unto you whom you think proper. And whomsoever you desired out of those whom you seperated temporarily from closeup — then (there is) no blame on you; that is nearer that their eyes may find solace, and these females may not get depressed, and they may feel pleased with what you provided them — all of them. And Allah knows what (resides) in your hearts. And Allah is Ever All-Knowing, Most Forbearing
33:52  Women are not lawful to you (to be brought in wedlock) besides (these). And neither it is lawful for you that you may replace out of (your already existing wives) by these (specified) women, even if their goodness has amazed you — except what whom your right (hands) held in trust. And Allah is Ever-Vigilant over every thing
33:53  O you who have Believed! Enter not the houses of An-Nabi, except when permission is given to you for a meal, without being those who have an eye on its preparation. But when you are invited then (only) you enter. Then when you have taken (your) meal, immediately disperse and be not Mustanesun for hadees (narration). Verily, such (a behaviour) from you used to annoy and hurt An-Nabi, but he hesitates regarding you, but Allah hesitates not regarding the truth. And when you ask those women for any thing, then ask those women from behind a screen. This (behaviour) from you (would be) purer for your hearts as well as for the hearts of these women. And it suits you not that you may hurt and annoy Rasul-ullah (Messenger of Allah), and nor that you may bring in (your) wedlock his wives after him — ever. Verily, this (attempt) of yours shall be, in the Sight of Allah, enormity
33:54  Whether you reveal anything or conceal it, so verily, Allah is All-Knower of every thing
33:55  There is no harm for these women (i.e., the consorts of the Prophet if they appear and move-about adorned, and in beauty) before their fathers, and nor their sons, and nor their brothers; and nor their brothers’ sons, and nor their sisters’ sons; and nor their own (i.e., those who are Believers and trust worthy) women, and nor (any harm before) those whom their right (hands) held in trust. And (o consorts of the prophet) keep your duty to Allah. Verily, Allah is All-Witness over every thing
33:56  Verily, Allah and His angels yusalluna-ala-an-nabi (send Blessings on the Prophet). [Please compare the wordings used for general class of Believers in Verse 33/43]. O you who have Believed! Sallu alaihe (send blessings on him). [Please note: the practical implementation of this recommendation as required, is explained in Verse No. 33/43. We have to bring the personality of the Prophet from darknesses unto light. We will have to defend him on all fronts whenever he is attacked or his character assassination is done through the so-called Islamic literature produced by humans. Also note that the recommendation is in singular and is applicable to the Prophets’ person alone. Furthermore, it is enjoining a duty on we Muslims, and we are not supposed to revert it back to Allah, as our traditional greeting or ‘Durood-e-Ibrahim’ has taught us!] And submit (to the counsellings and ordainments in Al-Kitab) with complete submission (and inclination of the hearts)
33:57  Verily, those who cause hurt to Allah and His Messenger — Allah has cursed them in this world and in the Hereafter, and He has prepared for them a humiliating torment
33:58  And those who cause hurt to the Believing males and the Believing females undeservedly, then definitely they bore (on themselves) the crime of slander and an evident sin
33:59  O you An-Nabi! Tell your consorts and your daughters and the women of the Believers (that) they should draw close to them their Jalabib (this is a plural of Jilbab. It could be any additional outer-garment like a shawl, a cloak, a gown or an apron). That will be an (extra-precaution) nearer (to this) that they may be recognised (as their full face shall remain uncovered), but they may not be teased or harmed (as they are modestly dressed). [A practical application of this ordainment is always visible in those who are at Umra or are attending the Hajj-Congregation]. And Allah is Oft-Forgiving, continuously Merciful
33:60  If the hypocrites, and those in whose hearts is an ailment, and those who cause agitation in Al-Madinah desist not, We shall certainly make you overpower them, then they will not dwell therein as your neighbours except for a very small (period)
33:61  Accursed, wherever found, they shall be seized and killed to a complete annihilation
33:62  That (had remained) Sunnah (Way) of Allah among those who passed away (in times) before. And you will not find a changing process for Sunnah of Allah
33:63  People ask you concerning the Hour. Say: “Certainly what (is a fact is that) knowledge about that rests with Allah (Alone).” And what will make you know? It may be that the Hour becomes very near
33:64  Verily, Allah has cursed the disbelievers, and has prepared for them a flaming Fire (of Hell)
33:65  abiders therein forever, they will not find a wali and nor a helper
33:66  The Day their faces are turned over in the Fire, they will say: “Oh, would that we had obeyed Allah and obeyed the Messenger!”
33:67  And they further said: “Our Nourisher-Sustainer! Surely we, we obeyed our Sadat (this is the plural of Sayyid) and our great ones, and they misled us from the (Right) Path. [This is a direct pointer to those who have invented and forged spurious, unauthentic and artificial beliefs regarding racial-religious superiority in the System of Islam
33:68  Our Nourisher-Sustainer! Give them a double from the punishment and curse them with a monstrous curse.”
33:69  O you who have Believed! Be not like those who gave hurt to Musa, but Allah absolved him of what they uttered. And (Musa) was honourable in Allah’s Sight
33:70  O you who have Believed! Pay obedience to Allah and (always) give a decisive statement
33:71  He will reform for you your deeds and will forgive you your sins. And whoever obeys Allah and His Messenger, then indeed he has achieved a great achievement
33:72  Truly We, We did offer Al-Amanah (‘The trust’, or choice in choosing and adopting the Prescribed Way of Allah, inspite of being semi-independent in certain aspects) to the heavens and the earth, and the mountains, but they declined that they may bear it and became apprehensive of it; but the human personality (accepted this burden and) bore it. Verily, thus he became unjust (to himself) and ignorant (of its responsibilities and obligations)
33:73  (The result is) that Allah will punish the male hypocrites and the female hypocrites, and the male polytheists and the female polytheists. And Allah will turn (His Attention in forgiveness and mercy) to the Believing males and the Believing females. And Allah is Oft-Forgiving, continuously Merciful