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48:1  Truly We have granted you a clear victory,
48:2  so that Allah may forgive you your earlier errors and any later ones and complete His blessing upon you, and guide you on a Straight Path.
48:3  and so that Allah may help you with a mighty help.
48:4  It is He who sent down serenity into the hearts of the muminun thereby increasing their iman with more iman — the legions of the heavens and the earth belong to Allah. Allah is All-Knowing, All-Wise —
48:5  so that He may admit the men and women of the muminun into Gardens with rivers flowing under them, remaining in them timelessly, for ever, and erase their bad actions from them; and in Allah´s sight that is a mighty victory.
48:6  And so that He might punish the men and women of the hypocrites and the men and women of the idolaters — those who think bad thoughts about Allah. They will suffer an evil turn of fate. Allah is angry with them, and has cursed them and prepared Hell for them. What an evil destination!
48:7  The legions of the heavens and the earth belong to Allah. Allah is Almighty, All-Wise.
48:8  We have sent you bearing witness, bringing good news and giving warning
48:9  so that you might all have iman in Allah and His Messenger and honour Him and respect Him and glorify Him in the morning and the evening.
48:10  Those who pledge you their allegiance pledge allegiance to Allah. Allah´s hand is over their hands. He who breaks his pledge only breaks it against himself. But as for him who fulfils the contract he has made with Allah, We will pay him an immense reward.
48:11  Those Arabs who remained behind will say to you, ´Our wealth and families kept us occupied, so ask forgiveness for us.´ They say with their tongues what is not in their hearts. Say: ´Who can control Allah for you in any way whether He wants harm for you or wants benefit for you?´ Allah is aware of what you do.
48:12  No, you thought that the Messenger and the muminun were not going to return to their families, and that seemed pleasing to your hearts and you thought evil thoughts and you were a blighted people.
48:13  Whoever does not have iman in Allah and His Messenger — We have prepared a Blazing Fire for the kafirun.
48:14  The kingdom of the heavens and the earth belongs to Allah. He forgives those He wills and punishes those He wills. Allah is Ever-Forgiving, Most Merciful.
48:15  When you go out to get the booty, those who remained behind will say, ´Allow us to follow you,´ desiring to alter Allah´s words. Say: ´You may not follow us. That is what Allah said before.´ They will say, ´It is only because you envy us.´ No indeed! How little they have understood!
48:16  Say to the Arabs who remained behind: ´You will be called up against a people who possess great force whom you must fight unless they submit. If you obey, Allah will give you an excellent reward. But if you turn your backs as you did before, He will punish you with a painful punishment.´
48:17  There is no constraint on the blind, nor on the lame, nor on the sick. We will admit all who obey Allah and His Messenger into Gardens with rivers flowing under them. But We will punish with a painful punishment anyone who turns his back.
48:18  Allah was pleased with the muminun when they pledged allegiance to you under the tree. He knew what was in their hearts, and sent down serenity to them and has rewarded them with an imminent victory,
48:19  and with much booty which they will take. Allah is Almighty, All-Wise.
48:20  Allah has promised you much booty which you will take, and has hastened this for you and held people´s hands back from you, so that it might be a Sign to the muminun, and so that He might guide you to a straight path.
48:21  And other booty you do not yet have the power to take — Allah has already encompassed it. Allah has power over all things.
48:22  If those who are kafir should fight you, they would turn their backs and then find no one to protect or help them.
48:23  That is Allah´s pattern which has passed away before. You will not find any changing in the pattern of Allah.
48:24  It is He who held their hands back from you, and your hands from them in the valley of Makka, after giving you the upper hand over them. Allah sees what you do.
48:25  They are those who were kafir and debarred you from the Masjid al-Haram and prevented the sacrifice from reaching its proper place, and had it not been for some men and women who are muminun, whom you did not know and might trample underfoot, and so unknowingly incur blame on their account — so that Allah might admit into His mercy those He wills — and had those among them who are kafir been clearly distinguishable, We would have punished them with a painful punishment.
48:26  Those who are kafir filled their hearts with fanatical rage — the fanatical rage of the Time of Ignorance and Allah sent down serenity to His Messenger and to the muminun, and bound them to the expression of taqwa which they had most right to and were most entitled to. Allah has knowledge of all things.
48:27  Allah has confirmed His Messenger´s vision with truth: ´You will enter the Masjid al-Haram in safety, Allah willing, shaving your heads and cutting your hair without any fear.´ He knew what you did not know and ordained, in place of this, an imminent victory.
48:28  It is He who sent His Messenger with the Guidance and the Deen of Truth to exalt it over every other deen and Allah suffices as a witness.
48:29  Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah, and those who are with him are fierce to the kafirun, merciful to one another. You see them bowing and prostrating, seeking Allah´s good favour and His pleasure. Their mark is on their faces, the traces of prostration. That is their likeness in the Torah. And their likeness in the Injil is that of a seed which puts up a shoot and makes it strong so that it thickens and grows up straight upon its stalk, filling the sowers with delight — so that by them He may infuriate the kuffar. Allah has promised those of them who have iman and do right actions forgiveness and an immense reward.