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4:1  O humanity, reverence your Guardian Evolver, Who created you from one soul. Created, of like nature, her mate. And from them scattered many men and women. Reverence God, from Whom you ask of, and reverence the wombs that bore you, for God always watches over you
4:2  To orphans return their property, and do not substitute worthless things for their valuable ones. And do not take their sustenance by mixing it up with your own, for this is a great sin indeed
4:3  If you fear you will be unable to deal justly with the orphans, then marry women of your choice, two, three, or four. But if you fear that you will not be able to deal justly with them, then only one, or one whom your right hands possess. That would be better to prevent you from doing injustice
4:4  And give the women their dowry. But if they, of their own free will, return any part of it to you, take it and enjoy it with gratefulness
4:5  And those weak in understanding, do not put them in charge of your property which God has made a means of support for you. But feed and clothe them, and speak to them words of kindness and justice
4:6  Train and educate the orphans until they reach the age of marriage. When you find that they have good judgment, release their property to them. Do not consume it wastefully, nor in haste before they grow up. If the guardian is well off, let them claim no compensation. But if they are poor, let them have for themselves what is just and reasonable. When you release their property to them, have witnesses in their presence, although sufficient is God in taking account
4:7  From what is left by parents and those nearest related, there is a share for men and a share for women, whether the property be small or large, a determined share
4:8  But if at the time of division there are other relatives, or orphans, or other people in need present, then provide for them out of the property, and speak to them words of kindness and justice
4:9  Let those disposing of an estate have the same considerations in mind as they would if they had left their own dependents behind. Let them also consider God, and speak words that are appropriate
4:10  Those who unjustly take the property of orphans, also take a fire into their own bodies. They will soon be enduring a blazing fire
4:11  God directs you regarding your children’s inheritance. To the male, a portion equal to that of two females. If only daughters, two or more, their share is two-thirds of the inheritance. If only one, her share is a half. For parents, a sixth share of the inheritance to each, if the deceased left children. If no children and the parents are the only heirs, the mother has a third. If the deceased left brothers or sisters, the mother has a sixth. These distributions, in all cases, are after the payment of estate tax and debt. You do not know whether your parents or your children are nearer to you in benefit. These are settled portions ordained by God, and God is All Knowing, All Wise
4:12  In what your wives leave, your share is a half, if they leave no child, but if they leave a child, you get a fourth, after payment of estate tax and debt. In what you leave, their share is a fourth, if you leave no child, but if you leave a child, they get an eighth, after payment of estate tax and debt. If the male or female whose inheritance is in question has left neither ascendants nor descendants, but has left a brother or a sister, each one of the two gets a sixth, but if more than two, they share in a third, after payment of estate tax and debt, so that no loss is caused to anyone. This is ordained by God, and God is All Knowing, Most Understanding
4:13  Those are limits set by God. Those who follow God and His messenger will be admitted to gardens with rivers flowing beneath, to live therein, and that will be their greatest achievement
4:14  But those who ignore God and His messenger and transgress His limits, will be admitted to a fire to live therein, and they will have a crushing punishment
4:15  If any of your women are guilty of lewdness, take the evidence of four witnesses from among you against them. And if they testify, confine them to houses until death claims them or God ordains for them some other way
4:16  If two men among you are guilty of lewdness, punish them both. If they repent and change, leave them alone, for God is Oft-Returning, the Merciful Redeemer
4:17  God accepts the repentance of those who do wrong in ignorance and repent soon afterward. To them God will turn in mercy, for God is full of knowledge and wisdom
4:18  Of no effect is the repentance of those who continue to do wrong until death faces one of them and he says, “Now have I repented indeed. Nor of those who die rejecting faith. For them We have prepared a punishment most terrible
4:19  O you who believe, you are forbidden to marry women against their will, nor should you treat them with harshness by taking away part of the dowry you have given them, except when they have been guilty of open lewdness. Instead, live with them in kindness. If you take a disliking to them, it may be that you dislike something with which God brings a great deal of good
4:20  But if you decide to place a spouse in the place of the other, even if you had given the latter a whole treasure as a dowry, do not take the least bit of it back. Would you take it by slander and manifest wrong
4:21  And how could you take it when you have bonded with each other, and they have taken from you a solemn covenant
4:22  Do not marry women whom your fathers married, except what has undoubtedly passed. It was immoral and detestable, an abominable custom indeed
4:23  Prohibited to you for marriage are your mothers, daughters, sisters, father’s sisters, mother’s sisters, brother’s daughters, sister’s daughters, foster-mothers, foster-sisters, your wives’ mothers, your step-daughters under your guardianship born of your wives to whom you have been intimate, no prohibition if you have not been intimate, those who have been wives of your sons proceeding from your loins, and two sisters in wedlock at the same time, except what has undoubtedly passed, for God is Oft-Forgiving, Mercifully Redeeming. 23 (End of Part 4
4:24  Also, women already married, except those whom your right hands possess. God has ordained this for you. And except for these, all others are permissible, provided you pursue them with gifts from your property, desiring chastity, not lust. Seeing that you are given blessings from them, give them their dowries as prescribed. But if after a dowry is prescribed you agree to modify it, there is no blame on you, and God is All Knowing, All Wise
4:25  If any of you do not have the means to wed mature believing women, you may wed less mature believing women from among those whom your right hand possess. But God has full knowledge of your faith. Some of you are from the others. So wed them with the permission of their family, and give them their dowries according to what is reasonable. They should be chaste, not lustful, nor should they have illicit relationships. After they are taken in wedlock, if they fall into wrong, their punishment is half of that for mature women. This is for those among you who fear doing wrong. And it is better for you to practice self-restraint, but God is Oft-Forgiving, Mercifully Redeeming
4:26  God wishes to make clear to you and to guide you to the ways of those before you, and to turn to you, for God is All Knowing, All Wise
4:27  God wishes to accept your repentance, but the wish of those who follow their passions is that you should turn away, far away
4:28  God wills to lighten your difficulties, for the human being was created fragile
4:29  O you who believe, do not consume your property among yourselves with vanity, but let there be among you traffic and trade by mutual good will, nor kill yourselves, for indeed God has been to you Mercifully Redeeming
4:30  If any do so with hatred and injustice, soon will We cast them into the fire, and that is easy for God
4:31  If you avoid the most heinous of things that you are forbidden to do, We will remove from you your desire to do wrong, and admit you to a gate of great honor
4:32  And in no way covet those things that God bestowed on some more than others. To males belongs what they earn, and to females what they earn, but ask God for His bounty, for God has full knowledge of all things
4:33  For everyone, We have appointed shares and heirs to property left by parents and relatives. And also to those whom your right hand possess. Give their due portion, for truly God is witness to all things
4:34  Men and women support one another, because God has given each of them more than the other, and because they spend from their wealth. So the righteous women, being loyal, maintain in their absence what God would have them maintain. As for those who you suspect disloyalty, advise them, refrain from sleeping with them, and separate from them. However, if they return to loyalty, do not try to harm them, for God is the Most High, the Great
4:35  If you fear a split between the two, appoint two arbiters, one from his family, and the other from hers. And if they wish for peace, God will cause their reconciliation, for God has full knowledge and is acquainted with all things
4:36  Serve God, and do not join any partners with Him. And do good to parents and other family, orphans, those in need, neighbors who are near, neighbors who are strangers, the companion by your side, displaced persons, and those whom your right hand possess, for God does not love the arrogant, the vainglorious
4:37  Nor those who are greedy or recommend greediness to others, or hide the bounties which God has bestowed on them. We have prepared for those who reject it, a crushing punishment
4:38  And for those who give of their sustenance to be seen by people, but have no faith in God and the Last Day. And if any take Satan for their intimate, then what a harmful intimate he is
4:39  And how will it harm them if they had faith in God and in the Last Day, and if they spent from what God has given them for sustenance? And God has full knowledge of them
4:40  God is never unjust in the least degree. If there is any good, He doubles it, and gives from His own presence a great reward
4:41  It is how We brought from each people a witness, and We brought you as a witness against these people
4:42  On that day, those who do not believe and did not follow the messenger, will wish that the earth were made one with them, but never will they hide a single fact from God
4:43  O you who believe, do not approach prayer with a confused mind, until you can understand all that you say. Nor in a state of ceremonial impurity, until after washing your entire body. If you are ill, or on a journey, or one of you come from offices of nature, or you have been intimate with your woman, and you find no water, then take for yourselves earth, and rub your faces and hands with it, for God removes sins and forgives again and again
4:44  Have you not turned Your vision to those who were given a portion of the Book? They deal in wrong, and wish that you would lose the right path
4:45  But God has full knowledge of your enemies. God is enough for a protector, and God is enough for a helper
4:46  Of the Jews, there are some who displace words from their places and say, “We hear and we do not follow,” and “Hear what is not heard,” and “Ra’ina,” with a twist of their tongues and a slander to faith. If only they had said, “We hear and we follow,” and “Do hear,” and “Do look at us,” it would have been better for them, and more proper. But God has cursed them for their unbelief, still few from those will believe
4:47  O you people of the Book, believe in what We have revealed, reflecting the truth of what was with you, before We change the face of some beyond all recognition, and turn them backward, or curse them as We cursed the Sabbath breakers, for the decision of God must be carried out
4:48  God does not forgive that partners be established with Him, but He forgives anything else, to whom He pleases. But to establish partners with God is to commit a sin most heinous indeed
4:49  Have you not turned your vision to those who claim purity for themselves? No, but God purifies who He wills. And never will they fail to receive justice in the least
4:50  See how they invent a lie against God? But that in of itself is clearly a sin
4:51  Have you not turned Your vision to those who were given a portion of the Book? They believe in illusions and wrongdoing, and say to the unbelievers that they are better guided to the way than the believers
4:52  They are the people whom God has cursed, and those whom God has cursed, you will find that they have no one to help
4:53  Do they have a share in control or power? Behold, they give nothing to their society
4:54  Or do they envy people for what God has given them of His bounty? But We had already given the people of Abraham the Book, and the Wisdom, and conferred upon them a great kingdom
4:55  Some of them believed, and some of them turned their faces from him. And enough is hell for a burning fire
4:56  Those who reject our signs, We will soon cast into the fire. As often as their skin is roasted through, We will change them for fresh skin, that they may taste the penalty. For God is Exalted in Power, the Wise
4:57  But those who believe, and do deeds of righteousness, We will soon admit to gardens with rivers flowing beneath, their eternal home. There they will have companions refined. We will admit them to shade, ever-widening
4:58  God commands you to render back your trusts to those to whom they are due. And that when you judge between people, you judge with justice. How excellent indeed is the teaching which He gives you, for God is He Who hears and sees all things
4:59  O you who believe, follow God and follow the messenger, and those given authority among you. If you differ among yourselves, refer it to God and His messenger, if you do believe in God and the Last Day, that is best, and most suitable for the final decision
4:60  Have you not turned your vision to those who declare that they believe in the revelations that have come to you and to those before you? Their wish is to come together for accountability in their disputes with Satan, though they were told to reject him. But Satan’s wish is to lead them astray
4:61  When it is said to them, “Come to what God has revealed, and to the messenger,” you will see the hypocrites turn their faces from you in disgust
4:62  O how they will be seized by misfortune because of the deeds which their hands have sent forth. Then they come to you swearing by God, “We meant no more than good-will and conciliation.
4:63  God knows what is in their hearts, so do not join them, but advise them, and speak to them a word to reach their very souls
4:64  We did not send a messenger except to be followed in accordance with the will of God. If they had only, when they were unjust to themselves, come to you and asked God's forgiveness, and once the messenger had asked forgiveness for them, they would have found God indeed Oft-Returning, the Merciful Redeemer
4:65  But no, by the Guardian Evolver, they can have no faith, until they make you judge for all disputes among them, and find in their souls no resistance against your decisions, but instead accept them with the fullest conviction
4:66  If We ordered them to sacrifice their lives or to leave their homes, very few of them would have done so. But if they had done what they were told, it would have been best for them, and would have gone furthest to strengthen their faith
4:67  And We would then have given them, from our presence, a great reward
4:68  And We would have shown them the straight way
4:69  All who follow God and the messenger, are in the company of those on whom is the grace of God, the Prophets who teach, the sincere, the witnesses, and the righteous. What a beautiful fellowship
4:70  Such is the bounty from God, and sufficient is it that God knows all
4:71  O you who believe, take your precautions, and either go forward in groups or go forward all together
4:72  There are certainly among you those who would stay behind. If a misfortune befalls you they say, “God favored us in that we were not present among them.
4:73  But if good fortune comes to you from God they would be sure to say, as if there had never been ties of affection between you and them, “Oh, I wish I had been with them, a great success would I have made of it.
4:74  Let those fight in the cause of God, who sell the life of the present for the hereafter. To him who fights in the cause of God, whether he is slain or is victorious, soon We will give him a reward of immense value
4:75  And how could you refuse to fight in the cause of God and for those who lack power and are oppressed? Men, women, and children whose cry is, “Our Lord, rescue us from this place whose people are oppressors, and raise for us, from You, one who will protect, and raise for us, from You, one who will help.
4:76  Those who believe, fight in the cause of God. And those who do not believe, fight in the cause of wrong. So fight against the friends of Satan. Weak indeed is the scheme of Satan
4:77  Have you not turned your vision to those told to hold back their hands, but to instead establish prayer and pay their zakat? When the order for fighting was issued to them, behold, a section of them feared people as, or even more than, they should have feared God. They said, “Our Lord, why have you ordered us to fight? Will you not grant us respite to our natural term?” Say, “Short is the enjoyment of the present. The hereafter is best for those who do right. And never will you be dealt with unjustly in the least
4:78  “Wherever you are, death will find you. Even if you are in towers built up strong and high.” If some good befalls them they say, “This is from God.” But if problems arise they say, “This is from you.” Say, “All things are from God.” But what comes to the people who fail to understand this fact
4:79  Whatever can naturally harm you comes to you from God. However, whatever unnaturally harms you is from yourselves. We have sent you as a messenger to humanity, and enough is God for a witness
4:80  He who obeys the messenger, has certainly obeyed God. However, if any turn away, We have not sent you to watch over them
4:81  They have obedience on their lips, but when they leave you, a group of them thinks all night about things very different from what you tell them. However, God records their nightly plots. So keep clear of them and put your trust in God, and enough is God as a manager of affairs
4:82  Do they not consider the Quran? Had it been from other than God, they would surely have found in it much discrepancy
4:83  When there comes to them some matter concerning fear, they divulge it. If they had only referred it to the messenger, or to those given authority among them, the proper investigators would have proven it for them. Were it not for the grace and mercy of God to you, all but a few of you would have fallen into the clutches of Satan
4:84  So fight in God's cause. You are responsible only for yourself. And rouse the believers. It may be that God will restrain the might of the unbelievers, for God is stronger in might and stronger in punishing
4:85  Whoever recommends and helps a good cause becomes a partner in it. And whoever recommends and helps a harmful cause, shares in its burden. And God has power over all things
4:86  When a greeting is offered to you, meet it with a greeting more courteous, or of equal courtesy. And God takes careful account of all things
4:87  God, there is no god but Him. Indeed He will gather you together against the Day of Accountability, about which there is no doubt, and whose word can be truer than God's
4:88  Why are you divided into two groups concerning the hypocrites? God has upset them for their deeds. Would you guide those whom God has thrown out of the way? For those whom God has thrown out of the way, never can you show him a way
4:89  They only wish that you would not believe, like them, so that you would be on the same level as them. But do not take friends from their ranks until they go the way of God. But if they turn renegades, seize them and slay them wherever you find them, and take no allies from their ranks
4:90  Except those who join a group with whom there is a treaty of peace, or those who approach you with hearts restraining them from fighting you and from fighting their own people. If God so pleased, He could have given them power over you, and they would have fought you. Therefore, if they withdraw from you, and do not fight you, and send you peace, then God has opened no way for you to war against them
4:91  Others you will find who wish to gain your confidence, as well as some from their people. But every time they are sent back to temptation, they succumb to it. If they do not withdraw from you, nor give you guarantees of peace, nor restrain their hands, then seize them and slay them wherever you find them. In their case, We have provided you with a clear argument against them
4:92  Never should a believer kill a believer. But if it happens by mistake, compensation is due. If one kills a believer, it is ordained that he should free a believing slave, and pay compensation to the family of the deceased, unless they refuse it freely. If the deceased belonged to a people at war with you, and he was a believer, the freeing of a believing slave is enough. If he belonged to a people with whom you have a treaty of mutual alliance, compensation should be paid to his family, and a believing slave should be freed. For those who find this beyond their means, fast for two months straight, by way of repentance to God, for God has all knowledge, and all wisdom
4:93  Whoever kills a believer intentionally, his reward is hell, to live in forever. And the punishment and the curse of God are upon him. And a dreadful penalty is prepared for him
4:94  O you who believe, when you go abroad in the cause of God, observe carefully, and do not say to anyone who offers you a salutation, “You are not a believer.” They covet the perishable goods of this life. But with God are profits and goods abundant. You were like them yourselves until God conferred on you His favors. Therefore, carefully observe, for God is well aware of all that you do
4:95  Not equal are those believers who sit at home and receive no hurt, and those who strive and fight in the cause of God with their goods and their persons. God has granted a grade higher to those who strive and fight with their goods and persons, than to those who sit at home. To all has God promised good, but He favors those who strive and fight, above those who sit at home, with a special reward
4:96  Ranks specially bestowed by Him, and forgiveness and mercy. For God is Oft-Forgiving, Mercifully Redeeming
4:97  When angels take the souls of those who die harming their souls, they say, “In what condition were you in?” They will reply, “Weak and oppressed were we in the earth.” They say, “Was not the earth of God spacious enough for you to move yourselves away from wrong?” Such people will find their abode in hell, what a terrible place
4:98  Except for those who are truly weak and oppressed. The men, women, and children who have neither means in their power, nor were they guided to the path
4:99  For these, there is hope that God will forgive, for God removes sins and forgive again and again
4:100  He who abandons his home in the cause of God, finds in the earth many places of refuge, wide and spacious. If he dies as a refugee from home, for God and His messenger, his reward becomes due and sure with God, and God is Oft-Forgiving, Mercifully Redeeming
4:101  When you travel through the earth, there is no blame on you if you shorten your prayers, for fear the unbelievers may attack you. For the unbelievers are to you open enemies
4:102  When you, O messenger, are with them and stand to lead them in prayer, let one group of them stand up in prayer with you, taking their arms with them. When they finish their prostrations, let them take their position in the rear, and let the other group come up which has not yet prayed. And let them pray with you, taking all precaution, and bearing arms. The unbelievers wish, if you were negligent of your arms and your gear, to assault you in a single ambush. But there is no blame on you if you put away your arms, because of the inconvenience of rain or because you are ill, but take precaution for yourselves, for the unbelievers, God has prepared a crushing punishment
4:103  When you finish prayer, remember God, standing, sitting down, or lying down on your sides. But when you are free from danger, establish prayer, for such prayers are recommended for believers at stated times
4:104  And do not slack in following up the enemy. If you are suffering hardship, they are suffering similar hardship, but you have hope from God, while they have none, and God is full of knowledge and wisdom
4:105  We have sent down to you the Book in truth, that you might judge between the people, as guided by God. Thus do not be used as a warner by those who betray their trust
4:106  But seek the forgiveness of God, for God is Oft-Forgiving, Mercifully Redeeming
4:107  Do not contend on behalf of those who betray their own souls, for God does not love one given to deceitfulness and sin
4:108  They may hide their crimes from people, but they cannot hide them from God, seeing that He is in their presence as they plot by night, in words that He does not approve, and God compasses round all that they do
4:109  These are the sort of people on whose behalf you may contend in the present, but who will contend with God on their behalf, on the Day of Accountability, and who will carry out their affairs
4:110  If anyone does wrong, or wrongs their own soul, but afterwards seeks God's forgiveness, they will find God Oft-Forgiving, Mercifully Redeeming
4:111  Still if anyone does that, he does it against his own soul, for God is full of knowledge and wisdom
4:112  But if anyone does wrong, and blames it on one who is innocent, he carries on himself both his sin and their sin
4:113  But for the grace of God to you and His mercy, a group of them would certainly have led you astray. But in fact, they will only lead themselves astray, and to you they can do no harm in the least. Because God has sent down to you the Book and the Wisdom, and taught you what you knew not. And great is the grace of God to you
4:114  In most of their secret talks, there is no good. But if one exhorts to a deed of charity or justice, or conciliation between people, secrecy is permissible. To him who does this, seeking the blessings of God, We will soon give a reward of the highest value
4:115  If anyone contends with the messenger, even after guidance has been plainly conveyed to him, and follows a path other than that becoming to believers, We will leave him on the path he has chosen which will end in hell, what a terrible destination
4:116  God does not forgive the harmful deed of joining other gods with Him, but He forgives whom He pleases, sins other than this. One who joins other gods with God has strayed far away
4:117  The pagans, leaving Him, call upon female deities, and they call upon Satan, the persistent rebel
4:118  God cursed him but he said, “I will take of Your servants a designated group
4:119  “I will mislead them, and I will create in them false desires. I will order them to slit the ears of livestock, and to deface the fair nature created by God.” Whoever forsakes God, takes Satan for a friend, and has surely suffered a loss which is clear
4:120  Satan makes them promises, and creates in them false desires. But Satan’s promises are nothing but deception
4:121  His dupes will have their dwelling in hell, and from it, they will find no way of escape
4:122  But those who believe and do deeds of righteousness, We will soon admit them to gardens with rivers flowing beneath, to dwell therein forever. God's promise is the truth, and whose word can be truer than God's
4:123  Neither your desires, nor those of the people of the Book, can prevail. Whoever does wrong, will be rewarded accordingly, nor will he find, besides God, any protector or helper
4:124  If any do deeds of righteousness, whether male or female, and have faith, they will enter heaven, and not the least injustice will be done to them
4:125  Who can be better in religion than one who submits their whole self to God, does right, and follows the way of Abraham, the intelligent in faith? For God took Abraham for a friend
4:126  But to God belongs all things in the heavens and on earth, and He is the One Who encompasses all things
4:127  They ask your instruction concerning women. Say, “God instructs you about them, and what has been rehearsed to you in the Book concerning the orphans of women to whom you do not give what is asked of you, and yet whom you desire to marry. And also concerning the children who are weak and oppressed. And that you stand firm for justice on behalf of the orphans. There is not a good deed that you can do, that God is not well acquainted with
4:128  If a wife fears mistreatment or neglect on her husband’s part, there is no blame on them if they arrange an amicable settlement between themselves. And such settlement is best, even though men’s souls are swayed by greed. But if you do good and practice self-restraint, God is well acquainted with all that you do
4:129  You are never able to be fair and just between women, even if it is your ardent desire. But do not turn away from a woman altogether, as to leave her hanging in the air. If you come to a friendly understanding and practice self-restraint, God is Oft-Forgiving, Mercifully Redeeming
4:130  But if they disagree and must part, God will provide abundance for all from His all-reaching bounty. For God is He Who cares for all and is wise
4:131  To God belong all things in the heavens and on earth. Indeed We have directed the people of the Book before you, and you too, to be conscious of God. But if you deny Him, then to God belong all things in the heavens and on earth, and God is free of all wants, worthy of all praise
4:132  And to God belong all things in the heavens and on earth. And enough is God to carry out all affairs
4:133  If it were His will, He could eliminate you, and create another race, and He has power to do this
4:134  Some desire a reward in this life, but God rewards both in this life and in the hereafter, for God is He Who hears and sees all things
4:135  O you who believe, stand out firmly for justice as witnesses to God, even against yourselves, your parents, or your family. And whether it is against rich or poor, and God can best protect both. Do not follow the lusts of your hearts, or you may stray, and if you distort justice or decline to do justice, indeed God is well acquainted with all that you do
4:136  O you who believe, believe in God and His messenger, and the Scripture which He has sent to His messenger, and the Scripture which He sent to those before him. Any who denies God, His angels, His books, His messenger, and the Day of Accountability, has gone astray
4:137  Those who believe, then do not believe, then believe again, and again do not believe, and thus increase in unbelief, God will not forgive them nor guide them on the path
4:138  To the hypocrites, give the news that there is for them a terrible penalty
4:139  Those who take for friends unbelievers rather than believers, is it honor they seek among them? No, all honor is with God
4:140  He has already revealed to you in the Book, that when you hear the signs of God held in defiance and ridicule, you are not to sit with them unless they turn to a different theme. If you did, you would be like them, for God will gather the hypocrites and those who reject it, all in hell
4:141  These are the ones who wait and watch. If you gain a victory from God they say, “Were we not with you?” But if the unbelievers gain a victory they say to them, “Did we not gain an advantage over you, and did we not guard you from the believers?” But God will judge between you on the Day of Accountability, and never will God grant to the unbelievers a way to triumph over the believers
4:142  The hypocrites think they are over-reaching God, but He will over-reach them. When they stand up for prayer, they stand without earnestness, only to be seen by people. And little do they hold God in remembrance
4:143  They are distracted in mind, even in the middle of it, being committed to neither one group nor the other. God leaves them straying, and never will you find for him the way
4:144  O you who believe, take not for friends unbelievers rather than believers. Do you wish to offer God an open proof against you
4:145  The hypocrites will be in the lowest depths of the fire, no helper will you find for them
4:146  Except for those who repent, mend their lives, hold fast to God, and redeem their ways in God's sight. If so, they will be numbered with the believers. And soon will God grant to the believers a reward of immense value
4:147  What can God gain by your punishment, if you are grateful and believe? No, it is God Who recognizes good, and knows all things. 147 (End of Part 5
4:148  God does not like that misfortune be broadcasted, except where wrong has occurred, for God is He who hears and knows all things
4:149  Whether you disclose a good deed or conceal it, or cover wrong with pardon, indeed God has the Power
4:150  Those who deny God and His messengers, and wish to separate God from His prophets by saying, “We believe in some, but reject others”, or are somewhere in the middle
4:151  They are in fact unbelievers, and we have prepared for unbelievers a crushing punishment
4:152  To those who believe in God and His messengers, and make no distinction between any of them, we will soon give them their rewards. For God is Oft-Forgiving, Mercifully Redeeming
4:153  The people of the Book ask you to cause a book to descend to them from heaven. Indeed, they asked Moses for an even greater miracle for they said, “Show us God visibly.” But they were dazed for their presumption, with thunder and lightning. Still they worshipped the calf even after clear signs had come to them. Even then, we forgave them, and gave Moses clear proofs of authority
4:154  And for their covenant, We raised over them the Mountain, and We said, “Enter the gate with humility.” And We told them, “Do not transgress in the matter of the Sabbath.” And We took from them a solemn covenant
4:155  But they broke their covenant, and they rejected the signs of God. And they slew the messengers in defiance of right. And they said, “Our hearts are the wrappings.” No, God has set a seal on their hearts for their blasphemy, and little is it they believe
4:156  And they rejected faith when they uttered against Mary a serious false charge
4:157  And they said, “We killed Christ Jesus, the son of Mary, the messenger of God. But they did not kill him, nor did they crucify him, but it was only made to appear as such. And those who differ therein are full of doubt, with no knowledge, and only speculation to follow. For certain, they did not kill him
4:158  No, God raised him up to Himself, and God is Exalted in Power, the Wise
4:159  And there are none of the people of the Book, but must believe in him before his death, and on the Day of Accountability, he will be a witness against them
4:160  And for the iniquity of those who were Jews, We made impermissible for them certain good and wholesome things which had been permissible for them. With this, they hindered many from God's way
4:161  And because they took usury, though they were forbidden, and because they wrongfully devoured the people’s sustenance. We have a terrible punishment prepared for those among them who do not believe
4:162  But those among them who are well-grounded in knowledge, and who believe in what has been revealed to you and what was revealed before you, and those who establish prayer and give zakat, and believe in God and in the Last Day, to them We will soon give a great reward
4:163  We have sent you inspiration, as We sent it to Noah and the messengers after him. We sent inspiration to Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac, Jacob, and the Tribes, to Jesus, Job, Jonah, Aaron, and Solomon, and to David We gave the Psalms
4:164  Of some prophets, We have already told you their story, of others We have not, and to Moses God spoke directly
4:165  They were messengers who gave good news as well as the warning that humanity, after the coming of the messengers, should have no plea against God, for God is Exalted in Power, the Wise
4:166  But God bears witness that what He has sent to you, He has sent from His own knowledge, and the angels bear witness, but enough is God for a witness
4:167  Those who do not believe and who keep people off the path of God, have indeed strayed far, far from the path
4:168  Those who do not believe, and do wrong, God will not forgive them nor guide them to a path
4:169  Except a path to hell, to dwell therein forever, and this is easy for God
4:170  O humanity, the messenger has come to you in truth from God. Believe in him, it is best for you. But if you do not believe, to God belong all things in the heavens and on earth, and God is All Knowing, All Wise
4:171  O people of the Book, commit no excesses in your way of life, nor say of God anything but the truth. Christ Jesus the son of Mary was a messenger of God and His word which He bestowed on Mary, and a spirit proceeding from Him. So believe in God and His messengers, and say not “Trinity.” Desist, it will be better for you, for only God is God, the One, and Glory be to Him. Far exalted is He above having a son. To Him belong all things in the heavens and on earth, and enough is God as a manager of affairs
4:172  Christ does not fail to serve and worship God, nor do the angels, those who are nearest. Those who fail to worship Him are arrogant, He will gather them all to Himself
4:173  But to those who believe and do deeds of righteousness, He will give them their reward and more, out of His bounty. But those who are disdainful and arrogant, He will punish them with a terrible penalty, and they will not find, besides God, any to protect them or help them
4:174  O humanity, indeed there has come to you a clear proof from your Lord, for We have sent to you a light manifest
4:175  Then those who believe in God hold fast to Him, and soon will He admit them to mercy and grace from Himself, and guide them to Himself, by a straight way
4:176  They ask you for a legal decision. Say, God teaches concerning those who leave no descendants or ascendants as heirs, that if a man dies leaving a sister but no child, she will have half the inheritance. If a woman leaves no child, her brother inherits her portion. If there are two sisters, they will have two-thirds of the inheritance. If there are brothers and sisters, they share, the male having twice the share of the female. God makes this clear to you, so that you will not err, and God has knowledge of all things