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47:1  Those who disbelieve and hinder (others) from the way of Allah, Allah destroys their actions (as for their reward in the Hereafter)
47:2  And those who embrace faith and do pious works persistently and believe in this (Book) which has been revealed to Muhammad (blessings and peace be upon him), and that is the very truth from their Lord, Allah erases their evil works from their (record of deeds) and refines their states of being
47:3  That is because those who disbelieve follow falsehood, and those who believe follow the truth (sent down) from their Lord. That is how Allah illustrates for people their states of being
47:4  So when you are to fight (for the elimination of militancy and terrorism) against the (warring) disbelievers (in the battlefield), strike their necks (whilst fighting because they slaughtered harmless human lives and destroyed peace by their terrorist activities) till, when you have killed a good many of them (in the battle), then tie (the remaining prisoners) tightly. Thereafter, either set (them) free (without ransom) as a favour or (free them) for ransom (i.e., cost of freedom) till the warring (hostile army) lays down its weapons (i.e., announces the truce). That is (the command). And if Allah had willed, He would have avenged Himself on them (without war). But (He did not do so) in order to try some of you by means of others. And as for those who are slain in the way of Allah, He will not at all make their actions fruitless
47:5  He will soon put them on the straight path (of Paradise), and will greatly enhance their states of being (in the Hereafter)
47:6  And He will (ultimately) admit them to Paradise which He has (already) made well known to them
47:7  O believers! If you help (the Din [Religion] of) Allah, He will help you and will make your feet firm
47:8  And those who disbelieve, for them is destruction and (Allah) has ruined their actions
47:9  That is because they hate that (Book) which Allah has sent down so He has made their actions come to nothing
47:10  Have they not travelled and toured in the earth so that they could see the fate of those who passed before them? Allah cast upon them total destruction. There are many such calamities awaiting the disbelievers
47:11  That is because Allah is the Protector and Helper of those who believe, and for sure the disbelievers do not have any protector and helper
47:12  Surely, those who believe and do pious works, Allah will admit them to Gardens with streams flowing under them, and those who disbelieve and are enjoying (worldly) gains and eat as cattle (animals) do, so Hell alone will be their abode
47:13  And, (O Beloved,) how many a town have We destroyed whose citizens wielded greater power (i.e., resources and authority) than (the residents of) your city (Mecca) whose (powerful chiefs) have driven you out (by emigration)! We have destroyed them as well, and no one came to their help (who could save them)
47:14  Is someone who is (firm) on the clear proof from his Lord like those whose evil actions are shown to them as fair and who follow the desires of their (ill-commanding) selves
47:15  A feature of the Paradise which is promised to the Godfearing is that therein are streams of (such) water as will never putrefy (in smell or colour), and (in it) will be streams of milk whose taste and flavour will never change, and streams of (such a pure) wine that is an absolute delight for all who drink it and streams of purified honey; and (in it) will be fruits of every kind (for them) and forgiveness (of every sort) from their Lord. Can this (pious man) be like those who are permanent residents of Hell and who will be given scalding water to drink which will cut their gut into pieces
47:16  And amongst them are those who give ears to you (without their heads and hearts in it) till, when they leave your presence and go (out), they ask those who have been given (profitable) knowledge: ‘What is it that he (the Messenger [blessings and peace be upon him]) said just now?’ It is they whose hearts Allah has sealed up and they are following their lusts
47:17  And as for those who have taken guidance, Allah increases their guidance and honours them with their station of Godwariness
47:18  So are they (the deniers) now just waiting for the Last Hour to come upon them all of a sudden? Its signs have no doubt drawn (near). But what (good) will their admonition do to them when the Last Hour (itself) approaches
47:19  Know then that there is no God except Allah and (to offer worship and to educate the Umma [Community]) always ask forgiveness (from Allah) lest an action unworthy of your incomparable station may come into occurrence.* And also seek forgiveness (i.e., intercede) for the believing men and women (for that is all they may have in balance for forgiveness). And, (O people,) Allah knows (all about) the places where you move about (in the world) and your mansions of repose (in the Hereafter)
47:20  And the believers say why a Sura (Chapter) is not revealed (about the command of defensive fighting). But when a clear Sura is revealed and (defensive) fighting for the cause of Allah is (plainly) mentioned in it, you see those who have the disease (of hypocrisy) in their hearts looking at you like someone who is fainting to death. So, for them is disaster
47:21  (Best for them would be) obedience and good words. So when the command of fighting (for self-protection and self-defence) was definite (and firm), then if they had been true to Allah (in obedience and dedication), that would have been better for them
47:22  So, (O hypocrites,) what is expected of you is that if you (escape fighting by dodging and) attain to power, you will spread only mischief in the land and break your ties of kinship (which Allah and His Messenger [blessings and peace be upon him] have commanded to strengthen with affection and care)
47:23  It is they whom Allah has cursed and made deaf (their ears) and blinded their eyes
47:24  Do they not think over the Qur’an, or are their hearts locked
47:25  Surely, those who turned back (to disbelief) after the guidance had become clear to them, Satan (by fraud) made (turning back to disbelief) look good to them and gave them false hope of living long (in the world)
47:26  That is because they said to those who dislike the Book revealed by Allah: ‘We shall obey you in certain matters.’ And Allah knows best their secret consultations
47:27  Then what will be (their plight at the time) when the angels will snatch out their souls (this way) that they will be striking their faces and their backs
47:28  That is because they followed that (path) which displeases Allah and disliked His good pleasure; so He made (all) their actions null and void
47:29  Do those who have the disease (of hypocrisy) in their hearts think that Allah will never make known their malice and hostilities
47:30  And if We will, We can surely show these (hypocrites) to you (in such a manner) that you may recognize them by their facial expressions and (likewise) you may recognize them by their conversation style and Allah knows (best) all your actions
47:31  And We shall certainly try you till We bring to light those of you who strive hard and fight (firm-footed) and who observe patience and expose your (secret) news (of hypocritical cowardice) as well
47:32  Indeed, those who disbelieved and hindered (the people) from the way of Allah and opposed the Messenger (blessings and peace be upon him), (and chose the path of breaking away from him,) after the guidance (i.e., the gnosis of the veneration of the Holy Messenger [blessings and peace be upon him]) had become clear to them, they would not be able to harm Allah anyway (i.e., would not be able to decrease the incomparable superiority and pre-eminence of the Messenger* [blessings and peace be upon him]). Allah will wreck (all) their works (due to their opposition to the Holy Messenger [blessings and peace be upon him])
47:33  O believers! Obey Allah and obey the Messenger (blessings and peace be upon him) and do not ruin your works
47:34  Indeed, those who disbelieved and hindered (the people) from the way of Allah and then died as disbelievers, Allah will never forgive them
47:35  (O believers!) Do not lose heart and do not ask (the warring disbelievers) for peace (lest it should suggest your weakness). And it is you who will have the upper hand. And Allah is with you, and He will never reduce (the reward of) your actions
47:36  Doubtlessly, the life of the world is nothing but merely a sport and pastime. And if you believe and adopt Godwariness, He will pay you the recompense (of your deeds in full), and will not require of you your wealth
47:37  If He asks you for this wealth and puts you under scarcity for that, then you will feel constrained (at heart and) become miserly. And in this way, He will expose your (inner) rust (which results from worldly pursuits)
47:38  Remember! You are those who are called to spend in the way of Allah. Then there are some of you who act miserly. And whoever acts miserly does it only against himself. And Allah is Independent and you (all) are dependent. And if you turn away from the command of Allah, He will replace you with another people who will not be like you