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O’ mankind, act piously towards your Lord, who created you from a single ‘Human self’ (‘Adam’), creating from it its mate (‘Eve’), dispersing from both of them many men and women. Thus, act piously towards your Lord, the One by whose Name you swear to settle your matters, and build strong and positive relationships with your family. Indeed, Allâh is Ever-Watchful over you.
Give to the orphans their wealth, substitute not your bad things for their good ones, and devour not their wealth (by adding it) to your own wealth. Indeed, this is a capital sin.
If it happens that you fear that you will deal not fairly with the orphan girls, then wed those that please you of other women, two or three or four. But if you fear that you will not be able to deal fairly with them, then (wed only) one, or what your right hands possess. That would be more adequate so that you might not be inclined towards injustice.
Give to the woman whom you marry their dowries as a wedding gift. If they give up willingly a portion of it to you, then it is lawful for you to consume it up, and enjoy it without fear of any harm.
Give not to the prodigals their wealth that Allâh has assigned to you to manage. But feed and clothe them from it, and speak kindly unto them.
Test well the orphans until they reach the age of marriage. If then you perceive in them sound judgment, deliver to them their wealth, devour it not wastefully or hastily, lest they attain to full age. However, if the guardian was self-sufficient, he should abstain generously (from taking any share from the wealth of orphans). But if he was poor, let him take for himself what is just and reasonable. When you deliver to them their wealth, take witnesses in their presence. Sufficient is Allâh in taking account.
For men and woman, there is a share of what the parents and close relatives leave, whether there is little or much of it- (It is) an obligatory share.
If relatives, orphans or destitute people, were present at the time of division, then make provision for them out of it, and speak gently unto them.
Let those (executors and guardians) have the same concern as they would have for their own if they had left weak offspring behind. Therefore, let them act piously towards Allâh and speak right words.
Indeed, those who devour the wealth of the orphans unjustly eat up only a fire into their bellies. They will be burnt in the inferno.
Allâh commands you concerning your children to give the male the equivalent of the portion of two females. If there are only daughters, two or more, then their share is two-thirds of the inheritance. If there is only one, then her share is half. For the parents, to each one of them is a sixth share of the inheritance if the deceased left children. But if there is no children, and the parents are the only heirs, then his mother will have the third. If the deceased left siblings, then the mother will have the sixth after any bequest he may have made or debt. (All the shares will be distributed) after the payment of legacies and debts. You may not know whether your parents or your children are more beneficial to you. Indeed, Allâh is All-knowing and All-wise.
Your share is half of what your wives leave if they have no children. But if they have a child, then your share is one fourth of what they leave, after the payment of legacies and debts. The wives will have fourth if you leave no child. But if you leave a child, then their share is eighth of what you leave, after the payment of legacies and debts. If a man or woman leaves neither ascendants nor descendants but has a brother or a sister, then each one of them will have sixth. If there are more than two, they will be sharers in the third, after the payment of legacies and debts, as long as there is no loss is caused to any one. This is a commandment from Allâh. He is All-knowing, Most Forbearing.
These are the limits (rules & laws) set by Allâh. Whoever obeys Allâh and His ‘Messenger’ will be admitted by Him into gardens with rivers flowing beneath. They will remain therein forever. This is the most ultimate success and the supreme one.
But, whoever disobeys Allâh and His ‘Messenger’, and transgresses His Limits, will be admitted by Him into a fire. He will remain therein forever. And he will be subjected to a disgraceful punishment ( in the ‘Hereafter’).
Those women among yours who commit adultery, call to witnesses against them four witnesses from among you. If they testify, confine them to the houses until they die, or Allâh provides them a way out.
The two persons (the man & the woman) who commit adultery among you, punish them both. If they repent and amend their ways, leave them alone. Indeed, Allâh is Oft-Forgiving, Most-Merciful.
Forgiveness granted by Allâh is for those who do evil in ignorance and repent soon afterwards. They are the ones whom Allâh will turn in forgiveness. Allâh is All-Knowing, All-Wise.
Forgiveness would not be granted for those who commit evil deeds continuously till when death is approaching one of them, then he says: "Indeed, I have repented now," or for those who die as faithless. These are the ones for whom We have prepared a painful chastisement (in the ‘Hereafter’).
O’ you who adhere firmly to Islamic monotheism, It is not lawful for you to inherit women against their own will, or to create difficulties for them in order to force them to give up a portion of what you have given them in order to obtain divorce, unless they have clearly committed adultery. Thus, treat them with kindness and respect. If you dislike them, you may dislike something wherein Allâh has placed a lot of goodness.
However, if you intended to replace a wife with another wife, and you have given one of them a heap of gold, then take not from it anything. Would you take it wrongfully without any right, and with an apparent transgression?
Would it possible for you to take it since both of you have gone in unto each other, and they have taken from you solemn covenant?
Wed not those women whom your fathers got married, except for what has already passed. Indeed, that tradition was debauchery, hateful and evil way.
It is forbidden for you to wed your mothers, your daughters, your sisters, your paternal aunts, your maternal aunts, the daughters of your brother, the daughters of your sister, your foster mothers that have suckled you, your foster milk suckling sisters, the mothers of your wives, your step daughters who are in your guardianship, born of your wives to whom you have gone in - but there is no iniquity upon you if you have not gone in them to marry their daughters - the wives of your sons who spring from your own loins, and two sisters in wedlock at the same time, except for what has already passed. Indeed, Allâh is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.
(It is also forbidden for you to wed) the women whom are already married, except for those (captives & slaves) whom your right hands possess. This is the ordinance of Allâh for you. Therefore, lawful to you are all the women beyond those mentioned as long as you seek them with your property in honest wedlock, not debauchery. Consequently, whoever you like among them, you must give them their dowries which decreed for them. There is no iniquity upon you if you agree mutually after what is appointed of the dowry. Indeed, Allâh is All-Knowing, All-Wise.
Whoever among you is not able to afford to wed free, monotheistic women, then let him wed from the monotheistic maids whom your right hands possess. Allâh is All- Aware of your Faith as you are one from another. Thus, wed them with the permission of their masters, and give them their dowries according to what is reasonable if they are chaste, not committing fornication, nor taking secret paramours. However, when they are sheltered in marriage, if they commit adultery, then their punishment will be half of that for free unmarried women. This is for him among you who fears to commit adultery. But to resort to patience would be far better for you. Allâh is Oft-forgiving, Most Merciful.
Allâh wants to make clear (what is lawful and what is unlawful) to you, in order to guide you to the ways of those before you and to grant you forgiveness. He is All-knowing and All-wise.
Allâh intends to grant you forgiveness while those who follow their worldly lusts want to see you deviating tremendously.
Allâh intends to lighten the burden for you for man was created weak.
O’ you who adhere firmly to monotheism, devour not one another's wealth wrongfully unless it is in trade by mutual agreement, and slay not one another. Indeed, Allâh is the Most Merciful to you.
Whoever does that through aggression and injustice, We will drive him into a Fire. This, for Allâh, is an easy thing to do.
If you avoid the major sins which you are forbidden to do, We will deliver you from all the consequences of your sins, and admit you into an honorable entrance (i.e. ‘Al-Jannah’).
Covet not the thing in which Allâh has made some of you exceed others. Men will have the benefit of what they have gained. Women will have the benefit of what they have gained. Thus, ask Allâh of His bounty. Indeed Allâh is Ever All-Knowing of everything.
To every one, We have appointed heirs to what is left by parents and relatives. Those with whom your right hand was pledged, give them their share. Indeed, Allâh is Ever a Witness over all things.
Men are protectors of women because Allâh has made some of them to excel others, and because they support them financially. Therefore, the righteous women are faithfully obedient, guarding in the absence of the husband what Allâh orders them to be guarded. However, those women from whom you fear disloyalty and misbehaving, admonish them first, (next), abandon their beds, and (finally), beat them (lightly). If it happens that they obey you, then seek not a way against them. Indeed, Allâh is Ever Exalted and Grand.
If you fear a dissension between the couple, then appoint an arbiter from his family and an arbiter from hers. If both of them want reconciliation- Allâh will cause it to happen between them. Indeed, Allâh is All-Knowing, All-Aware.
Worship (& venerate) Allâh alone and ascribe nothing as partner to Him. Show kindness and respect to the parents, the relatives, the orphans, the needy one, the neighbor who is among your relatives, the neighbor who is not among your relatives, the fellow-traveler, the wayfarer and the slaves whom your right hands possess. Allâh does not demonstrate his own love for the one who is arrogant and vainglorious,
( Nor) those who are niggardly and bid other people to be niggardly, hiding what Allâh has given them of His bounty. We have prepared for those who lack faith (in Allâh) a disgraceful chastisement,
And (also) those who expend their wealth to impress the people,and believe not in Allâh and in the ‘Last Day’. Whoever chooses ‘Satan’ to be his companion- what a dreadful companion he chooses!
What harm would have been upon them if they had believed in Allâh and in the ‘Last Day’, and expended of what Allâh bestowed upon them? Allâh is All- Aware of all that they do.
Indeed, Allâh would never ever do injustice even as much as the weight of an atom. If there is a single righteous good deed, He multiplies it, and gives a great reward from Himself.
What if We bring a witness from each nation; and We bring you, (‘Muhammad’) , a witness against these people?
On that day, those who excessively indulge in disbelief (in Allâh) and disobey the ‘Messenger’ will wish that they could be turned into dust, and that they would not have hidden a word related to Allâh.
O’ you who adhere firmly to Islamic monotheism, approach not Prayer when you are drunken so that you may know what you utter, nor when you have a seminal discharge till you wash your whole body with water, unless you are on a journey. However, If it happens that you are unable to find water when you are ill, or on a journey, or one of you coming out of the privy, or being in contact with women, then you can take for yourselves clean sand , and rub therewith your faces and hands. Indeed, Allâh is Oft-Pardoning, Oft-Forgiving.
Have you not seen those who were given a portion of the ‘Scripture’? They purchase error and desire that you would go astray from the right path.
Allâh knows better than you who your enemies are. Allâh is sufficient as a Guardian and sufficient as a Supporter.
Among the ‘Jews’ are those who distort words through false interpretation and say: “We have heard your words, (O’ Muhammad), but we disobey,” (adding): "Listen to us!” Distorting with their tongues and slandering (your own) faith and beliefs. if only they had said: "We hear and obey", and "do make us perceive the intended meaning," it would have been better for them, and more appropriate. But Allâh has cursed them for their disbelief, so they adhere not to Islamic monotheism, except for a few.
O’ you who were given the ‘Scripture’ (Jews & Christians) , believe in what We have sent down (to Muhammad) since it establishes the Truth that which is with you, before We wipe out faces and turn them toward their backs, or curse them as We cursed the ‘violators of the Sabbath’. The Commandment of Allâh is always executed.
Indeed, Allâh forgives not that partners should be set up with him. Therefore, He forgives all besides that to whom He wills. Whoever sets up a partner with Allâh has indeed committed an unpardonable sin.
Have you not seen those who attribute purity to themselves? Nay, Allâh purifies whom He wills. They shall not be wronged, not even as much as a hair on a date-seed.
See, how they fabricated lies against Allâh. That by itself is an unpardonable sin.
Have you not seen those who were given a portion of the ‘Scripture’? They believe in superstition and the mythological deities saying unto the ‘Polytheists’ that they are more rightly guided than those who adhere to Islamic monotheism.
They are ones whom Allâh has cursed. Thus, he whom Allâh has cursed will not find any helper for him.
Or do they have a share in the Supremacy? Then in that case they would not give the people anything, not even speck on a date seed.
Or do they envy the people for what Allâh has given them of His Bounty? Indeed, We gave to the children of ‘Abraham’ the ‘Scripture’ and wisdom, giving them a mighty kingdom.
Of them were some who believed in him, and of them were some who turned away from him. Thus, Hellfire is an adequate abode for them.
Indeed, those who give no credence to our ‘Revelations’, We will burn them in Fire. Whenever their skins are roasted, We will change them for other skins, so that they may taste the punishment. Indeed, Allâh is All-Mighty, All-Wise.
Those who adhere firmly to Islamic monotheism, and do righteous acts ( in this ‘worldly life’), We will admit them into gardens with rivers flowing beneath. They will abide therein. They will have therein purified spouses. And We will admit them into a cool shade.
Indeed, Allâh commands that you should render back the trusts to their owners; and that when you judge between the people, you must judge with justice. Indeed, graceful is what Allâh admonishes you. Indeed, Allâh is All-Hearing, All-Seeing.
O’ you who adhere firmly to Islamic monotheism, obey Allâh and the ‘Messenger’ , and those who are in authority among you. When you differ in anything among yourselves, refer it to Allâh and His ‘Messenger’ if you believe in Allâh and in the ‘Last Day’. This would be more effective and a better way to permanently settle a dispute.
Have you not seen those who claim that they believe in what was revealed unto you, and in what was revealed before you? They desire to go for judgment to one of their mythological deities, while they have been ordered to disbelieve in them. But ‘Satan’ desires to lead them far astray.
When it is said unto them: "Come to what Allâh has sent down and to the ‘Messenger’," you will see the ‘Hypocrites’ turning away from you with utter aversion.
How would it be if a misfortune smote them as a consequence of what their hands have sent forth? Then they would come to you swearing by Allâh, “We seek for nothing but goodwill and conciliation!"
Those are the ones of whom Allâh knows what is in their hearts. Thus, do not rebuke them but preach and communicate with them passionately and effectively concerning themselves.
We sent no ‘Messenger’ but to be obeyed by the permission of Allâh. If only those (‘Hypocrites’) came to you after wronging themselves—seeking Allâh’s forgiveness and (asking) the ‘Messenger’ to pray for their forgiveness, they would have certainly found Allâh Oft-Forgiving and Most Merciful.
But nay, by your Lord, they will not be truly believers till they ask you to judge any dispute arises between them, not finding any discomfort in their hearts and minds against your decision. Thus, they ought to accept (your decision) with full submission.
If We had ordered them to sacrifice themselves or abandon their homes, they would not have done it except for a few of them. However, if they had done what they were exhorted to do, it would certainly have been far better for them and more strengthening.
Indeed, We would then have given them from Ourselves a great reward.
Indeed, We would have guided them into the right path.
Whoever obeys Allâh and the ‘Messenger’, such will be in the company of those on whom Allâh has bestowed His grace of the ‘Prophets’, of the truthful, of the martyrs, and of the righteous. How excellent these companions are!
Such is the bounty from Allâh. Sufficient is Allâh as Omniscient.
O’ you who adhere firmly to Islamic monotheism, remain vigilant, and either go forth in parties or go forth all together.
Indeed, there is among you who would linger behind from fighting. Then if a misfortune befell you, he would say: ”Allâh indeed bestowed a favor upon me because I was not present with them.”
But if a bounty ( triumph) came to you from Allâh, then he would say - as if there were no friendly relation between you and him- " Oh! I wish I had been with them. Consequently, I would have achieved a great success."
Therefore, let those ones who desire to sell this ‘worldly life’ for the ‘Hereafter’ fight for (serving) the cause of Allâh. Thus, whoever fights for (serving) the cause of Allâh gets killed or attains victory, We will definitely grant him a mighty reward.
Why should you not fight for (serving) the cause of Allâh, and for the sake of the weak among men, women and children, who cry out: "Our Lord, rescue us from this town whose inhabitants are grossly unfair and morally wrong and send us from You a guardian, and send us from You a helper.
Those who adhere firmly to Islamic monotheism do fight for (serving) the cause of Allâh while those who indulge in disbelief (in Allâh) fight for (serving) the cause of their mythological deities. Therefore, fight against the followers of ‘Satan’. Indeed, the (evil) scheme of ‘Satan’ is ever weak.
Have you not seen those who were told to hold back their hands from fighting, to establish the regular ‘Prayer’, to pay ‘Zakāt’ (i.e. the Prescribed Purifying Alms)? However, when fighting is ordained for them, a group of people among them fears their enemy as much as they fear (the wrath of) Allâh or even more. They say: "Our Lord, Why have you ordained for us fighting? Would you not grant us respite to a near term?" Say, (O’ Muhammad): "Short is the pleasure of this ‘worldly life’. The ‘Hereafter’ is far better for the one who acts piously.” They will not be wronged (by the Lord), not even as much as a hair on a date-seed.
Wherever you may be, death will overtake you, even if you were in strong rock fortresses, with lofty walls set on high. When a single righteous good deed befalls them, they say: "This is from Allâh," but when a single evil deed befalls them, they say: "This is from you, (O’ Muhammad)." Say: “All things are from Allâh," What is wrong with these people that they could hardly understand a word?
Whatever good thing befalls you, it is from Allâh, and whatever bad thing befalls you, it is from yourself. We have sent you, (Muhammad), as a ‘Messenger’ to mankind; and Allâh is sufficient as Witness.
Whoever obeys the ‘Messenger’ obeys Allâh indeed. Whoever turns away, (needs to know that) We have not sent you as a guardian over them.
They say: "We are obedient,” but as soon as they leave you, some of them spend all night planning against what you say. Allâh records what they plan by night. Therefore, rebuke them not, and depend on Allâh with full trust . Allâh is All-Sufficient as a Trustee.
Do they not then ponder over the (Glorious) 'Qur’ān'? Had it been from other than Allâh, they would have found therein much inconsistency.
When there comes to them any information whether of safety or fear, they announce it in public. If only they had referred it to the ‘Messenger’ or to those charged with authority among them, the ones in charge would have tested and used it more properly. Had it not been for the grace and clemency of Allâh upon you, you would definitely have followed ‘Satan’, except for a few of you.
Thus, fight, (O’ Muhammad), for (serving) the cause of Allâh. You are not made responsible except for yourself. Motivate and inspire the ‘Monotheistic Believers’ to fight. It may be that Allâh will restrain the power of those who excessively indulge in disbelief (in Allâh).Lo! Allâh is much more Powerful and Sufficiently Powerful to give exemplary punishment.
Whoever intercedes in a good cause will have the reward thereof, and whoever intercedes in an evil cause will have a share in its burden. Allâh is Ever Keeper over all things.
When you are greeted with a greeting, greet with a better one or at least return it. Indeed, Allâh ever takes account of all things.
Allâh! There is no god but He. He will definitely gather you all together on the ‘Day of Resurrection’ about which there is no doubt. Who is more truthful in his word than Allâh?
Why should you be divided into two different groups concerning the Hypocrites? Allâh has cast them back to disbelief as a consequence of what they have gained. Do you seek to guide the one whom Allâh has caused to go astray? He whom Allâh has caused to go astray, you will never ever find a way to guide him.
They wish you would renounce your faith as they have renounced theirs, then you become equal. Therefore, choose not friends (or allies) from them till they emigrate for (serving) the cause of Allâh. However, if they turn against you, seize them, slay them wherever you encounter them (in battle), and take neither friend nor helper from among them.
Except for those who are allies of a people you are bound with in a peace treaty, or those who come to you with no desire to fight against you, or their own people. Had Allâh willed, He would have empowered them to fight you. So, if they hold aloof from you, refrain from fighting against you, and come out for peace, then Allâh gives you no reason to fight against them.
You will find others who desire to have security from you, and security from their people. Whenever the temptation of disbelief arises, they plunge into it. If they keep not aloof from you, nor do they come out for peace, nor do they hold their hands, then seize them and slay them wherever you encounter them (in battlefield). Against these people, We have given you full authority over them.
It is not for a monotheistic believer to kill a monotheistic believer , unless it is an accident. Whoever kills a monotheistic believer by accident should set free a monotheistic slave, and pay restitution (blood-money) to the family of the murder victim unless they remit it as alms. However, if he (-the victim-) belongs to a people at war with you and he is a monotheistic believer, then (the murderer) must free a monotheistic slave. If he belongs to people with whom you have a peace treaty, then (the murderer) must pay the restitution (blood-money) to the family of the murder victim, and set free a monotheistic slave. If then (the murderer) is unable to find a slave to free, then he will atone by fasting two consecutive months in order to seek repentance from Allâh. Allâh is Ever All-Knowing, All-Wise.
Whoever kills a monotheistic believer intentionally, his retribution is Hellfire where he abide therein. The wrath of Allâh abides upon him. He has cursed him and prepared for him a vehement chastisement.
O’ you who adhere firmly to Islamic monotheism, When you go forth to fight for ( serving) the cause of Allâh, investigate properly before you start fighting and say not unto the one who initiates the greeting of salaam (Islamic greeting that means ‘Peace’): “You are not a monotheist", seeking the spoils of this ‘worldly life’. But with Allâh there are infinite spoils. You too were such before, then Allâh bestowed His favors upon you. Thus, investigate properly. Indeed, Allâh is Ever Well-Aware of all what you do.
Not equal are those among the ‘Monotheistic Believers’ who stay home except for those who are handicapped, and those who struggle hard and fight (bravely) for (serving) the cause of Allâh with their wealth and with their lives. Allâh has preferred in grades those who struggle hard and fight (bravely) with their wealth and with their lives above the ones who stay home. To each, Allâh has promised good reward ('Al-Jannah'), but Allâh has preferred those who struggle hard and fight (bravely) for His cause above those who stay home by much greater reward.
Degrees of rank come from Him, and forgiveness and clemency. Allâh is Ever Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.
Indeed, those whom the ‘Angels’ take their souls while they are dealing unjustly with themselves, (the ‘Angels’) ask them: “What were you after?” They reply: "We were weak and oppressed on earth." The ‘Angels’ ask: “Was not the earth of Allâh vast enough for you to emigrate therein?" The abode of these people is Hellfire - What a dreadful definitive course!
Except those who are really weak and oppressed among men, women and children, who lack strength and courage to change their lives, or to find a way to emigrate.
For these, there is a hope that Allâh will pardon them. Allâh is Ever Oft Pardoning, Oft-Forgiving.
Whoever emigrates for (serving) the cause of Allâh will find many dwelling places and abundant resources on the earth. Whoever leaves his home as an emigrant to Allâh and His Messenger, then death overtakes him- his reward has already been secured with Allâh. Allâh is Ever Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.
When you travel in the land, you would not be at fault if you shortened the Prayer, fearing that those who lack Faith ( in Allâh) may attack you. Indeed, they are a manifest foe to you.
When you, (O’ Muhammad), are among them, and you call them for Prayer, ask only a party of them to stand with you to Prayer, and let them carry their arms. Then when they have performed their prostration, let them take their positions in the rear and then ask another party who has not yet prayed to come forward and pray with you, letting them take their precaution and their arms. Those who indulge excessively in disbelief (in Allâh) would love to see you neglecting your arms and your luggage so that they may launch a surprise attack against you. - You would not be at fault if you laid down your arms due to injuries caused by heavy rain, or due to illness. But you should always take your precautions. Indeed, Allâh has prepared for those who lack Faith (in Allâh) a disgraceful punishment.
Therefore, when you complete your Prayer, celebrate the praises of Allâh and declare His indefinite glory, while standing or sitting or lying down on your sides. When you are safe, then establish the regular Prayer. Indeed, Prayer is enjoined on the ‘Monotheistic Believers’ at specific times.
Slacken not in pursuing the enemy. If you are suffering , they are suffering too, even as you are suffering. But you expect a reward from Allâh while they expect nothing. Allâh is Ever All-Knowing, All-Wise.
Indeed, We have sent down to you, (O’ Muhammad), the ‘Book’ in truth so that you may judge among the people in accordance with what Allâh has shown you. Thus, refute strongly the (argument of ) the traitors.
Seek the Forgiveness of Allâh! Indeed, Allâh is Ever Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.
Argue not on behalf of those who act unfaithfully towards their own selves Indeed, Allâh demonstrates not his own love for the treacherous and sinful one.
They may be able to hide their evil deeds from you, but they can never hide them from Allâh. He is with them by His Knowledge when they harbor at night ideas, which He disapproves. Allâh ever encompasses what they do.
Ah! You are of those who may argue on their behalf in this ‘worldly life’. But who will argue with Allâh on their behalf on the ‘Day of Resurrection’? Who is going to supports their cause?
Whoever commits evil deeds and wrongs himself and then implores Allâh for forgiveness will find Allâh Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.
Whoever commits a sin commits it only against himself. Allâh is Ever All-Knowing, All-Wise.
Whoever commits a sin or iniquity and then he throws it on to someone innocent has indeed burdened himself with calumny and a flagrant sin.
Had it not been for the grace of Allâh and His clemency upon you , a party of them would certainly have made a decision to deceive you. However, they cannot deceive any one but themselves, nor can they do any harm to you. Allâh has sent down to you the ‘Book’,( the 'Qur’ān'), given you wisdom and taught you that which you knew not. Ever great is the grace of Allâh to you.
There is no good in most of their private consultations except in him who enjoins almsgiving or kindness or reconciliation between people. Whoever does this, seeking the good pleasure of Allâh, We will give him a mighty reward.
Whoever opposes the ‘Messenger’ after the spiritual insight has been manifested to him, and follows others than the way of the ‘Monotheistic Believers’, We will let him pursue the way he is pursuing. Thus, we will cast him into the ‘Gehenna’ - what a dreadful shelter!
Indeed, Allâh forgives not that partners should be set up with him. Therefore. He forgives all besides that to whom He wills. Whoever sets up a partner with Allâh has strayed far away indeed.
The ‘Polytheists’ implore and pray to nothing but female deities besides Him (Allâh). Actually, they implore and pray to nothing but a rebellious devil.
Allâh has cursed him. ‘Satan’ said: “Indeed, I will recruit a definite share of Your worshipers.
I will definitely lead them astray and stir up vain desires in them. I will definitely order them to slit the ears of cattle; and I will order them to change the true nature that was created by Allâh." Whoever takes the devil to be his lord has certainly incurred a great loss upon himself.
‘Satan’ only makes them (false) promises and stirs up vain desires in them. However, the promises of ‘Satan’ are nothing but deception.
For these people, their abode will be Gehenna. They will not be able to find a way to escape from it.
Those who adhere firmly to Islamic monotheism, and do righteous acts (in this ‘worldly life’), We will admit them into gardens with rivers flowing beneath. They will abide therein. Such is the truthful promise of Allâh. Who is more truthful in word than Allâh?
Entering ‘Al-Jannah’ will not be in accordance with your vain desires, nor the vain desires of the people of the ‘Scripture’ ( the ‘Jews’ & the ‘Christians’). Whoever does an evil work will be requited for it and will not find for himself besides Allâh a guardian or a benefactor.
Any monotheistic believer, male or female, who does righteous acts, will enter ‘Al- Jannah’, and will not be wronged, not even as much as a hair on a date-seed.
Who is better in Faith than the one who submits (himself entirely to the authority of) Allâh, seeks to do good and follows the creed of ‘Abraham’, the (Genuine) Monotheistic Faith? Allâh chose ‘Abraham’ as a close friend.
Unto Allâh, belongs whatsoever is in the heavens and whatsoever is on the earth. Allâh is Ever Encompassing all things.
They seek your legal advice about the rights of women. Say: “Allâh instructs you about their rights, and that which is recited to you in the ‘Book’, concerning the rights of the orphan girls whom you give not what is prescribed for them and yet whom you desire to marry, and concerning the weak among children, and that you ought to deal justly with orphans. Consequently, whatever good thing you do, (be sure) Allâh is Ever All-Aware of it.”
When a wife fears cruelty or desertion on the part of her husband. They would not be at fault if they put forward the terms for peace between them. Reconciliation is better although greed is part of human nature! If you seek to do good and act piously, (then you will fine) Allâh is indeed Ever Well-Acquainted with all what you do.
You will never ever be able to deal fairly with more than one wife, no matter how hard you strive. Therefore, be not inclined completely to one while leaving the other one hanging in midair. However, If you amend your ways and act piously, (then be sure that ) Allâh is indeed Ever Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.
If they split up, Allâh will give the means of subsistence to each one of them from His capacity. Allâh is Ever All-Sufficient, All-Wise.
Unto Allâh, belongs whatsoever is in the heavens and whatsoever is on the earth. Indeed, We had recommended the ‘People of the Scripture’ before you to act piously towards Allâh. Thus, we recommend you, (O’ Muslims), the same thing. However, if you are inclined to disbelief in Allâh, (then you’ll need to know that) whatsoever is in the heavens and whatsoever is on the earth does belong to Allâh, and that Allâh is Self-sufficient, Worthy of all praise.
Unto Allâh, belongs whatsoever is in the heavens and whatsoever is on the earth. Allâh is All-Sufficient as a Trustee.
If He wills, He can easily terminate you, O’ people, and can easily bring others instead of you. Lo! Allâh is Ever All-Potent over that.
Whoever desires the reward of ‘this worldly life’, (let him know that) Allâh possesses the reward of this ‘worldly life’ and the ‘Hereafter’. Allâh is Ever All-Hearer, All-Seer.
O’ you who adhere firmly to Islamic monotheism, be strict in maintaining justice, and be witnesses for Allâh even though it might be against your own selves, or your parents, or your relatives, whether the one under suspicion is rich or poor. Allâh must be given priority over them. Therefore, follow not your fixations so that you may be able to act equitably. If you hide the truth or evade it, then (you’ll need to know that) Allâh is Ever Well-Acquainted with all what you do.
O’ you who adhere firmly to Islamic monotheism, place your trust in Allâh, and in His ‘Messenger’, in the ‘Book’ (the Qur'an) which He has sent down to His ‘Messenger’ and the ‘Scripture’ which He sent down to those before him. Therefore, whoever disbelieves in Allâh, in His ‘Angels’, in His ‘Books’, in His ‘Messengers’ and in the ‘Last Day’, has strayed far away indeed.
Indeed, those who adhere to Islamic monotheism, then renounce their faith and then again believe, then renounce their faith, and then increase in disbelief- Allâh will never forgive them, nor will He guide them into the right way.
Let the ‘Hypocrites’ know that they will be subjected to a painful punishment. in the ‘Hereafter’.
They take those who lack Faith (in Allâh) as allies or friends instead of the ‘Monotheistic Believers’. Is it glory they seek among them? Indeed, All Glory belongs only unto Allâh.
It has already been revealed unto you in the ‘Book’, (the 'Qur’ān'), that when you hear the (Holy) ‘Verses’ of Allâh being denied and mocked at, then do not sit with them, till they engage in some other discussion. Otherwise, you will be like them. Indeed, Allâh will gather together the ‘Hypocrites’ and the impious all in ‘Gehenna’.
Those ‘Hypocrites’ who wait and watch you closely- if it happens that you obtained victory from Allâh- would say: "Were we not with you." But if those who lack Faith ( in Allâh) gained a success, they would say: “Did we not prevail over you, and protect you from the ‘Monotheistic Believers’?" Therefore, Allâh will judge between you on the ‘Day of Resurrection’. Allâh will never grant to those who lack faith (in Allâh) a way to prevail over the ‘Monotheistic Believers’.
Indeed, the ‘Hypocrites’ think that they can beguile Allâh, but it is He Who will render them for their attempt. When they stand up for Prayer, they stand up lazily. They do it only to be seen by men and celebrate not the praises of Allâh but a little.
They are swaying in between, (belonging) neither to these nor to those. He whom Allâh causes to go astray- you will never find a way to guide him.
O’ you who adhere firmly to Islamic monotheism, take not those who lack faith (in Allâh) as allies instead of the ‘Monotheistic Believers’. Do you want to give Allâh a manifest proof against you?
Indeed, the ‘Hypocrites’ will be in the lowest depths of the Fire, and you will find no helper for them,
Except who repent, amend their ways, hold fast ( to the cord) of Allâh , and perform their duties towards Allâh faithfully, then they will be with the ‘Monotheistic Believers’. Allâh will grant to ‘Monotheistic Believers’ a great reward.
Why would Allâh chastise you if you have faith (in Him), and express your gratitude (to Him for His endless Blessings)? Allâh is Ever All-Appreciative, All-Knowing.
Allâh demonstrates not his own love for public utterance of anything evil, except by one who has been wronged. Allâh is Ever All-Hearer, All-Knowing.
If you do righteous good deeds openly or keep it secret, and forgive others for their faults, (then you’ll need to know that) Allâh is Ever Oft-Pardoning, All-Powerful.
Indeed, those who disbelieve in Allâh and His ‘Messengers’ and wish to make distinction between Allâh and His ‘Messengers’, and say: "We believe in some and disbelieve in others,” and seek to find a way in between-
Those in truth are the ones who lack Faith ( in Allâh). We have prepared for them an extremely disgraceful punishment.
Those who believe in Allâh and His ‘Messengers’ and make no distinction between any of them, (let them be sure that) Allâh will pay them their reward in full. Allâh is Ever Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.
The ‘People of the Scripture’, (the ‘Jews’ & the ‘Christians’), ask you to bring down a book upon them from the heavens. Indeed, they asked ‘Moses’ for even greater than that. They said: “Show us Allâh in person". Thus, a thunderbolt seized them in consequence of their wrongdoing. Then they took up the calf (for worship) after the full knowledge of the Truth had come to them. Yet, We pardoned all this; and We gave ‘Moses’ an apparent authority.
We raised over them the ‘Mount (Sinai)’ at their covenant. We said unto them: “Enter prostrating at the gate." We said unto them: “Do not violate the ‘Sabbath’.” We took from them a solemn covenant.
However, (the wrath of Allâh abides upon them) because of their breaking the covenant, of their disbelief in the (Holy) ‘Verses of Allâh’, of killing the ‘Prophets’ unjustly and of saying: “Our hearts are enveloped in ignorance." Nay, Allâh has sealed their hearts because of their disbelief and so they are not willing to profess a belief (in the Unity& Oneness of Allâh) but a few of them.
(The wrath of Allâh abides in them) for their refusal to admit the Truth of the Oneness of Allâh, and for the hideous calumny which they utter against ‘Mary’,
And of their saying (in boast): "Verily, we have slain the ‘Messiah’,’ Jesus the son of Mary’, an Apostle of Allâh.” Yet they slew him not, nor crucified him, but they had only his likeness. Indeed, those who differ about this case are in sate of doubt concerning it. They have no certain knowledge thereof, but only their assumptions. They killed him not for sure.
Nay, Allâh has raised him to Himself. Allâh is Ever All-Powerful, All-Wise.
There is none of the ‘People of the Scripture’, but he will definitely believe in him (-’Christ’-) before his death. And on the ‘Day of Resurrection’, he, (-’Jesus Christ’-) will be a witness against them.
And for the iniquity of the ‘Jews’, We have forbidden them (to eat) certain foods, which had been formally lawful to them, and their deterring many people from the path of Allâh,
And for their taking usury which was prohibited for them, and for their devouring the property of people wrongfully. Thus, We have prepared for those who lack Faith ( in Allâh) among them a painful punishment.
But those among them who are firmly and deeply planted in the spiritual knowledge and enlightenment, and the ‘Monotheistic Believers’ who believe in what has been sent down unto you (Muhammad) and that which was sent before you, and those who establish the regular Prayer and pay Zakāt (i.e. the Prescribed Purifying Alms), and those who profess a belief (in the Unity& Oneness of ) Allâh and in the ‘Last Day’; such are the ones to whom We shall give a great reward.
Indeed, We have inspired you, (O’ Muhammad), as We inspired ‘Noah’ and the ‘Prophets’ after him, as We inspired also ‘Abraham’, ‘Ishmael’, ‘Isaac’, ‘Jacob’, the ‘Descendants’, ‘Jesus’, ‘Job’, ‘Jonah’, ‘Aaron’, and ‘Solomon’. To ‘David’, We gave the ‘Psalms’.
We inspired the ‘Messengers’ whom We have mentioned to you before and also other ‘Messengers’ whom We have not mentioned to you. Allâh spoke to ‘Moses’ directly.
(We sent all these) ‘Messengers’ as heralds of glad tidings and as warners, so that people will not have any argument of excuse before Allâh, after the ‘Messengers’ had been sent to them. Allâh is Ever All-Powerful, All-Wise.
However, Allâh testifies that whatever He has sent down to you, He has sent it down with His Knowledge, and the ‘Angels’ also testify to it. Sufficient is Allâh as a Witness.
Indeed, those who indulge excessively in disbelief (in Allâh) and deter the people from the path of Allâh have strayed far astray.
Indeed, those who indulge excessively in disbelief (in Allâh) and act unfairly , Allâh will not forgive them, nor will He guide them to any path,
But to the path of Hell where they will abide therein. And this is too easy for Allâh to do so.
O’ mankind, the ‘Messenger’ has indeed come to you with Truth from your Lord. Therefore, it is for your own benefit to believe in him. But If you disbelieve, (then you’ll need know that) unto Allâh, does belong all that is in the heavens and on the earth. Allâh is Ever All-Knowing, All-Wise.
O’ ‘People of the Scripture’, do not exceed the limits in your faith, or utter aught concerning Allâh except the truth. The ‘Messiah’, ‘Jesus son of Mary’, was only a ‘Messenger’ of Allâh, His word which He sent to ‘Mary’ and a spirit from Him. Therefore, believe in Allâh and His ‘Messengers’, and do not say: “Three" (i..e Trinity in Christian doctrine). It is better for you to refrain (from believing in the Trinity). Indeed, Allâh is but one God. Exalted is He above having a son. Unto Him, belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on the earth. Allâh is All-Sufficient as a Trustee.
The ‘Messiah’ (himself) would never disdain to be a servant of Allâh, nor would the ‘Angels’ who are near to Him. Whoever disdains the worship of Allâh and display an arrogant attitude (towards Allâh"s authority). Allâh will gather them all together to Himself,
Then, as for those who adhere firmly to Islamic monotheism, and do righteous acts ( in this ‘worldly life’) , He will pay them their rewards in full and give them more out of His bounty. As for those who disdain and display an arrogant attitude (towards Allâh"s authority), He will chastise them with a painful punishment. Thus, they will not find for themselves besides Allâh any guardian or helper.
O’ mankind! Indeed, the full knowledge of the Truth has come to you from your Lord. And We have sent down to you a brilliant light, (this 'Qur’ān').
Then as for those who believe in Allâh and hold fast to Him, He will admit them into a mercy and grace from Him, and will guide them into Himself on a right path.
They seek your legal advice. Say: “Allâh instructs you about the dead one who has neither parents nor children. If a man dies, leaving a sister, but no child, she will have half the inheritance. If she dies first, then he will inherit her, if she left no children. If there are two sisters, they will have two-thirds of the inheritance. If the siblings are men and women, the male will get twice the share of the female." Allâh makes things clear unto you, lest you go astray. Allâh is the All-Knowing of everything.
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