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8:1  They ask you regarding the gains of the war. Say, “The gains of the war are for Allah and for the messenger.” Therefore revere Allah and make good the matter which is between you and obey Allah and His messenger if you indeed are believers.
8:2  The believers are only those who, when Allah is mentioned, their hearts feel awe and when His signs are rehearsed unto them, they increase them in faith while they put their trust in their Lord.
8:3  Those who establish the prayer and they spend from that which We have provided them with.
8:4  It is they who are the believers in truth. For them there are ranks in the presence of their Lord and forgiveness and a provision most gracious.
8:5  Even as your Lord brought you forth from your house by the truth but meanwhile a party from the believers certainly were averse.
8:6  They argue with you about the truth after that it has become evident as though they are being driven to the death while they look on.
8:7  And while Allah promised you one of the two [enemy] parties that it was for you and you wished that the one without arms should be the one for you but Allah intends to make the truth come true by means of His words and [intends] to cut off the roots of the disbelievers.
8:8  So that He may make the truth come true and He may make the falsehood come to naught even though the evildoers may be averse.
8:9  And when you pleaded your Lord for help thereupon He responded to you [saying that] “I indeed am surely going to reinforce you with a thousand from the angels all arrayed.”
8:10  And Allah did not do this except as a glad tiding and so that your hearts may find rest thereby but the help is only from the presence of Allah. Truly Allah is All-mighty, All-wise.
8:11  While He covered you with the slumber as a tranquility from Him and He sent down on you from the heaven a water so that He may cleanse you with it and to remove from you the abominations of Satan and to fasten on your hearts and to establish thereby the footholds.
8:12  When your Lord inspired the angels [saying] “I indeed am with you therefore support those who believe. I will soon cast into the hearts of those who disbelieve the fright. Then strike above the necks and strike off every finger from them.”
8:13  That is because they descended from Allah and His messenger. And whoso descends from Allah and His messenger, (for him) lo! Allah is Severe in chastisement.
8:14  And here is this one so taste it and truly for the disbelievers there will be punishment of the fire.
8:15  O you who believe! When you meet those who disbelieve marching on, then do not turn them the backs.
8:16  And whoever on that day turns his back on them, unless he be one who is retreating for battle or one who is rejoining another group, then he indeed is surely gone away with an anger from Allah and his resting place will be hellfire and what a woeful place of ending.
8:17  You did not kill them but Allah killed them and you did not throw when you threw but it was Allah who threw and so that He may try the believers with a goodly trial from Him and truly Allah is All-hearing, All-knowing.
8:18  This is that but truly Allah surely is going to weaken the plan of the disbelievers.
8:19  If you ask for victory, then indeed the victory has come unto you and if you desist, then surely that is better for you and if you return back [to hostility] then We will also return and your legions will be of no avail to you in aught no matter how numerous they may be and truly Allah is with the believers.
8:20  O you who believe! Obey Allah and His messenger and do not turn away from Him while you hear.
8:21  And be not like those who said, “We heard” while they hear not.
8:22  Truly the worst of the creatures in the sight of Allah are the deaf and the dumb. Those who do not understand.
8:23  And had Allah known any good in them, He surely would have made them hear and if He had made them hear, they surely would have turned away while they turn aside in arrogance.
8:24  O you who believe! Respond to Allah and to His Messenger, when He calls you to that which will give life to you; and know that Allah interposes in between a man and his heart, and that it is He to Whom you shall (all) be gathered.
8:25  And safeguard yourselves against tribulation; it surely will not affect only those who have wronged their souls among you and know that Allah is Formidable in the chastisement.
8:26  And remember when you were few, oppressed in the earth. You feared lest the people snatch you so He gave you home and He strengthened you with His help and He provided for you from the good things so that perhaps you may offer gratitude.
8:27  O you who believe! Do not betray Allah and the messenger. And do not betray your trusts while you know.
8:28  And know that your properties and your children are but a test for you and that with Allah there is indeed a reward most magnificent.
8:29  O you who believe! If you revere Allah, He will provide for you a criterion and will remove from you your iniquities and will grant you forgiveness. For Allah is Master of the favor the most magnificent.
8:30  and when those who disbelieve were plotting against you in order to incarcerate you or to kill you or to expel you. And they plot and Allah plots and Allah is the best of the plotters.
8:31  And whenever Our signs are rehearsed unto them, they say, “We have indeed heard and had we pleased, we could say the like of this. This is nothing but the fables on the ancients.”
8:32  And when they said, “O Allah! If this is the truth from your presence, then send upon us rain of stones from the heaven or bring upon us a punishment most painful.”
8:33  But Allah is surely not going to punish them while you [O Muhammad] are among them and Allah surely is not going to punish them while they ask for forgiveness.
8:34  And what prevents Allah from punishing them while they hinder people from the sacred mosque and they are not its rightful custodians. Its rightful custodians are no other than those who revere Allah but most of them do not know.
8:35  And their prayers around the house was nothing but whistling and clapping. Therefore taste the punishment because of all that you used to disbelieve.
8:36  Truly those who disbelieve spend their properties in order to hinder from the way of Allah. They will continue to spend it but after all it will only be a regret for them and then they will be overcome. As for those who disbelieve, they will be gathered unto hell.
8:37  So that Allah may separate the bad from the good and that He may put the bad, some of it, on top of each other and pile it up all together and then put it in hell. Those are the ones who are in loss.
8:38  Say unto those who disbelieve, “If they desist then all that which had gone by will be forgiven for them but if they return back, then surely the examples of the ancients have indeed come to pass.”
8:39  And fight against them so that it [the religion] does not become a tribulation and that the religion all becomes for Allah. But if they desist then truly Allah is All-seeing about all that they do.
8:40  But if they turn away, then know that Allah indeed is your patron. How good the patron and how good the helper.
8:41  And know that whatever you acquire as gain of war, that indeed one fifth of it is for Allah and for the messenger and for the near of kin and for the orphans and for the needy and for the wayfarer, if you indeed believe in Allah and in that which We sent down on Our servant on the day of the criterion, the day when the two hosts met. And Allah has power over everything.
8:42  While you were at the nearest point and they were at the farthest point and the caravan was below you and you made an appointment that you surely would have failed in but it is so that Allah may decide a matter that was meant to happen so that one who perishes, perishes with a clear proof and one who lives, lives with a clear proof and truly Allah surely is All-hearing, All-knowing.
8:43  As Allah showed them to you in your sleep as few but had He showed them to you as many, you surely had lost spirit and you surely had disagreed in the matter but Allah made peace. Truly He is All-knowing about the essence of the bosoms.
8:44  And as He shown them to all of you when you met in your eyes as few and made you look few in their eyes so that Allah may decide a matter that was meant to happen and unto Allah all the matters are returned.
8:45  O you who believe! When you meet a band in war do hold your ground and remember Allah a great deal so that perhaps you may prosper.
8:46  And obey Allah and His messenger and do not disagree among yourselves lest you lose spirit and lest your strength goes away and be patient. Indeed Allah is with those who are patient.
8:47  And be not like those who came forth from their homes for vaunting and for ostentation to men and they hinder from the way of Allah while Allah is All-encompassing over all that they do.
8:48  And when Satan made their deeds look seemly to them and he said, “There is no one who will overcome you today among men and I indeed am a guarantor for you.” So when the two bands came in sight of one another he turned on his heels and he said, “I indeed disavow you and I indeed see which you see not and I indeed fear Allah and Allah is Formidable in chastisement.”
8:49  When the hypocrites said and those in whose hearts there is sickness, “These are deluded by their religion” But whoever puts his trust in Allah then truly Allah is All-mighty, All-wise.
8:50  If only you see when the angels take the souls of those who disbelieved and they smite their faces and their backs [saying] “Taste the punishment of the blazing fire.”
8:51  That is because of all that your hands have put forth and that indeed Allah is not a doer of wrong to the slaves.
8:52  Like the fate of the people of Pharaoh and those who were before them. They disbelieved in the signs of Allah so Allah seized them on account of their sins. Truly Allah is All-strong, Formidable in chastisement.
8:53  That is because Allah is never going to change a blessing which He has bestowed on a people until they change what is in their souls and truly Allah is All-hearing, All-knowing.
8:54  Like the fate of the people of Pharaoh and those who were before them. They belied the signs of their Lord so We destroyed them because of their sins and We drowned the people of the Pharaoh for all they used to be wrongdoers.
8:55  Truly the worst of the creatures in the sight of Allah are those who have turned ungrateful thereby they do not believe.
8:56  They are those from whom you have taken covenant among them but thereafter they broke their covenant every time and they do not revere Allah.
8:57  If you ever get the better of them in the war, route those who are behind them [through their example] so that perhaps they will remember.
8:58  And if you ever fear treachery on the part of any people, then cast back on them [their covenant] to be on equal terms. Truly Allah does not love the traitors.
8:59  And do not let those who disbelieve think that they have gone beyond the reach [of Allah]. Truly they will not escape [Allah].
8:60  And prepare for them all that you are able to, from power and from the cavalry thereby keep the enemies of Allah and your enemies in check through fear and others besides them; you know them not but Allah knows them and whatever you spend in the way of Allah will be paid back to you in full and you will not be wronged.
8:61  But if they lean towards the peace then you lean also towards that and put your trust in Allah. Truly He it is The All-hearing, The All-knowing.
8:62  But if they seek to beguile you then truly Allah is sufficient for you. He it is who strengthened you through His help and through the believers.
8:63  And He united between their hearts and had you spent all that which is in the earth all together you would not have united between their hearts but it is Allah who united between them. Truly He is All-mighty, All-wise.
8:64  O you the prophet! Sufficient for you is Allah and for those who follow you from among the believers.
8:65  O you the prophet! Exhort the believers unto the war. If there be among you twenty patient they will overcome two hundred. And if there be among you hundred, they will overcome thousand from those who disbelieve. That is because they are a people who do not discern.
8:66  As for now Allah has lightened for you and He has recognized that surely among you are some who are weak therefore if there be hundred among you who are patient, they will overcome two hundred and if there be among you thousand they will overcome two thousand by the leave of Allah and Allah is with those who are patient.
8:67  If it not fitting for a prophet to have captives until he has thoroughly embattled [the enemies] in the land. You are seeking the transient good of this world while Allah seeks the hereafter and Allah is All-mighty, All-wise.
8:68  Had it not been a writ that had gone forth from Allah then certainly an awful punishment would have touched you due to that which you have taken.
8:69  But now eat from that which you have acquired as gain of war; lawful and good [for you] and revere Allah. Truly Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.
8:70  O you the prophet! Say unto those who are in your hands from the captives, “If Allah finds in your heart any good, then He will give you something better than what has been taken from you and He will forgive you” and Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.
8:71  But if they seek to betray you, then they did betray Allah before but He gave [you] upper hand over them and Allah is All-knowing, All-wise.
8:72  Truly those who believed and migrated and they strove in the way of Allah with their properties and with their lives and those who gave shelter and helped, those are allies one to another. But as for those who believed but did not migrate, you had no part in alliance with them until they migrate but if they seek your help in the matter of the religion, then the duty is on you to help except against a people between whom and you there is a firm treaty and Allah is All-seeing about all that you do.
8:73  And as for those who disbelieve, they are allies one to another. Unless you do so, then there will be tribulation in the earth and a great corruption.
8:74  And those who believed and migrated and strove in the way of Allah and those who sheltered and helped, these are the ones who are the believers truly. For them there will be forgiveness and a provision most gracious.
8:75  And those who believed afterwards and migrated and strove alongside you, then those are part of you. And those who have blood relations, they have more claim unto one another in the book of Allah. Truly Allah is All-knowing about everything.