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9:1  An immunity from God and His messenger to those of the idolaters with whom you made a covenant.
9:2  So go about in the land for four months, and know that you cannot escape God, and that God disgraces the disbelievers.
9:3  And a proclamation from God and His messenger to the people on the day of the greater pilgrimage, that God and His messenger are free of the idolaters. So if you repent, then it is better for you; but if you turn away, then know that you cannot escape God. And give those who disbelieve glad tidings of painful punishment. -
9:4  Except those of the idolaters with whom you have a covenant, then they have not failed you in anything, and have not backed up anyone against you. So fulfil to them their covenant to their term. Indeed, God loves those who fear.
9:5  Then when the sacred months have passed, then kill the idolaters wherever you find them; and take them, and besiege them, and sit in wait for them in every place of ambush; but if they repent, and are steadfast in prayer, and give alms, then let them go their way; Indeed, God is forgiving, compassionate.
9:6  And if anyone of the idolaters seek your protection then protect him, until he hears the words of God. Then let him reach his place of safety, - that, because they are a people who do not know.
9:7  How can there be for the idolaters a covenant with God and with His messenger, except those with whom you made a covenant near the sacred mosque? So long as they go straight with you, go straight with them; indeed, God loves those who fear.
9:8  How - while if they prevail against you they observe not kinship nor clientship in you? They please you with their mouths, but their hearts refuse; and most of them are disobedient.
9:9  They barter God's signs for a little price, and they turn from His way; indeed, they - evil is what they have done.
9:10  They observe not in a believer kinship nor clientship; and those - they are the transgressors.
9:11  But if they repent and are steadfast in prayer and give alms, then your brothers in religion - We detail the signs to a people who know.
9:12  And if they break their oaths after their covenant and defame your religion, then fight the leaders of disbelief; indeed, they have no oaths, perhaps they may desist.
9:13  Will you not fight a people who broke their oaths, and intended to expel the messenger? And they began with you the first time, are you afraid of them? But God has more right that you should fear Him, if you are believers.
9:14  Fight them - God will punish them by your hands, and disgrace them, and help you against them, and heal the breasts of a people who believe;
9:15  And remove the rage from their hearts; and God turns to whom He will; and God is knowing, wise.
9:16  Or do you reckon that you would be left, while God knows not those of you who strive, and do not take other than God, and His messenger and the believers as intimates? And God is aware of what you do.
9:17  It is not for idolaters to repair to the mosques of God, bearing witness against themselves of disbelief; those, vain are their deeds, and in the fire they will abide forever.
9:18  He only shall repair to the mosques of God who believes in God and the Last Day, and is steadfast in prayer, and gives the alms, and fears only God; - then it may be that those will be of the guided.
9:19  Do you make the giving drink to the pilgrims and the repairing to the Sacred Mosque like one who believes in God and the Last Day, and strives in the way of God? - they are not equal in God's sight, and God does not guide the unjust people.
9:20  Those who believe and have fled and striven in the way of God, with their wealth and their souls, are greater in rank with God, and those - they are the successful.
9:21  Their Lord gives them glad tidings of mercy from Him, and pleasure; and gardens they shall have wherein is lasting pleasure,
9:22  Abiding therein forever. Indeed, God, with Him is a great reward.
9:23  O you who believe! Do not take your fathers and your brothers for patrons if they prefer disbelief over belief; and whoever of you takes them for patrons, then those - they are the unjust.
9:24  Say, 'If your fathers, and your sons, and your brothers, and your wives, and your tribe, and the wealth which you have gained, and the commerce which you fear may be slack, and the dwellings with which you are pleased are dearer to you than God and His messenger, and striving in His way, - then wait until God brings His command, and God does not guide the disobedient people.'
9:25  Certainly, God has helped you in many a place and on the day of Hunain when your multitude pleased you, but it availed you nothing, and the earth was straitened for you with its vastness; then you turned back, retreating.
9:26  Then God sent down His tranquillity upon His messenger and upon the believers; and sent down armies which you could not see, and punished those who disbelieved; and that is the reward of the disbelievers.
9:27  Then God turns after that to whom He will, and God is forgiving, compassionate.
9:28  O you who believe! The idolaters only are unclean; so let them not come near the Sacred Mosque after this their year. And if you fear poverty, then soon God will enrich you from His grace if He will; indeed, God is knowing, wise.
9:29  Fight those who do not believe in God and the Last Day, and do not forbid what God and His messenger have forbidden, and do not practice the religion of truth from those who have been given the Book, until they give the tribute out of hand while they are as little ones.
9:30  The Jews say, 'Ezra is the son of God.' And the Christians say, 'The Messiah is the son of God.' That is their saying with their mouths, they imitate the saying of those who disbelieved before. - God fight them. How they are deluded.
9:31  They take their scholars and their monks and the Messiah son of Mary for lords besides God; and they were not commanded except to serve one God, there is no god but He; Glory be to Him, above what they associate.
9:32  They desire to put out God's light with their mouths, but God refuses except to perfect His light, though the disbelievers are averse.
9:33  He is the one who sent His messenger with guidance and the religion of truth, to make it prevail over every religion, though the idolaters are averse.
9:34  O you who believe! Indeed, many of the scholars and the monks surely devour the wealth of mankind in vanity, and turn from God's way; And those who treasure up gold and silver and do not spend it in God's way, - So give them glad tidings of painful punishment.
9:35  The day it shall be heated in the fire of Hell, and their foreheads shall be branded with it, and their sides and their backs, - 'This is what you treasured up for yourselves; so taste what you were treasuring.'
9:36  Indeed, the number of months with God is twelve months in God's Book, on the day He created the heavens and the earth; of it, four are sacred; that is the correct religion. So do not wrong yourselves in them. And fight the idolaters one and all, as they fight you one and all, and know that God is with those who fear.
9:37  Indeed, the postponing is an increase in disbelief, by it those who disbelieve go astray. They make it lawful one year, and they make it unlawful another year, that they may come to an understanding as to the number which God has made unlawful, and make lawful what God has made unlawful. Beautified for them is the evil of their deeds, and God does not guide the disbelieving people.
9:38  O you who believe! What ails you when it is said to you, 'Go forth in the way of God,' You sink down heavily to the earth? Are you pleased with the worldly life instead of the hereafter? But what is the provision of the worldly life in the hereafter except a little.
9:39  Unless you go forth He will punish you with painful punishment, and will replace you with a people other than you, and you cannot hurt Him at all, and God is powerful over everything.
9:40  Unless you help him - and certainly, God helped him, when those who disbelieved drove him out, the second of two. When they both were in the cave; when he said to his companion, 'Do not grieve, indeed, God is with us;' Then God sent down His tranquillity upon him, and strengthened him with hosts which you did not see, and made the word of those who disbelieved the lowest, and the word of God it is the highest; and God is mighty, wise.
9:41  Go forth light and heavy and strive with your wealth and your souls in God's way; that is better for you, if you know.
9:42  Were there near goods, and a moderate journey, surely they would have followed you; but the distance was too far for them; and they will swear by God, 'If we could, certainly we would have gone forth with you.' They destroy themselves, and God knows indeed they are surely liars.
9:43  God pardon you; why did you give permission to them until it was made manifest to you those who were truthful, and you knew the liars?
9:44  Those who believe in God and the Last Day would not ask your permission, that they strive with their wealth and their souls; and God knows those who fear.
9:45  Only those ask your permission who do not believe in God and the Last Day, and their hearts are in doubt, so they, in their doubt, hesitate.
9:46  Had they desired to go forth, surely they would have prepared for it a preparation; but God was averse to their rising up, so He made them halt, and it was said, 'Sit with those who sit.'
9:47  Had they gone forth with you they would not have increased you except in ruination and they would certainly have hurried about in your midst seeking for you sedition; and amongst you are those who would have listened to them; and God knows the wrongdoers.
9:48  Certainly they had sought sedition before and had upset affairs for you; until the truth came, and God's command was made manifest, while they were averse.
9:49  And of them is he who says, 'Permit me, and do not try me.' Lo, in the trial they have fallen. And indeed, Hell shall surely encompass the disbelievers.
9:50  If good befalls you, it grieves them and if a calamity befalls you they say, 'Verily, we took our affairs before,' And they turn away while they are rejoicing.
9:51  Say, 'Nothing shall befall us except what God has written down for us; He is our sovereign, and on God let the believers then rely.'
9:52  Say, 'Do you await for us except one of the two best things? While we await for you that God will afflict you with a punishment from Him or by our hands? So wait, indeed, we are waiting with you.'
9:53  Say, 'Spend willingly or unwillingly; it shall not be accepted from you. Indeed, you are a disobedient people.'
9:54  And nothing prevents their spending from being accepted from them except that they disbelieve in God and in His messenger, and they come not to prayer except while they are lazy, and they spend not except while they are averse.
9:55  So let not their wealth please you nor their children, God only desires to punish them with it in the worldly life, and that their souls may pass away while they are disbelievers.
9:56  And they swear by God, indeed, they surely are of you; while they are not of you, but they are a divisive people.
9:57  If they could find a refuge, or caves, or a place to enter, surely they would turn to it, while they are in haste.
9:58  And of them is he who defames you concerning the charities; then if they are given from it, they are pleased; and if they are not given from it, then they are enraged.
9:59  And if they were pleased with what God and His messenger gave them, and said, 'God is enough for us. Soon God will give us of His grace, and His messenger. Indeed, we to God are desirous.'
9:60  The charities are only for the poor, and the needy and those who work on it, and those whose hearts are reconciled, and in the necks, and those in debt, and in the way of God, and the wayfarer; - an ordinance from God, and God is knowing, wise.
9:61  And of them are those who hurt the prophet, and they say, 'He is an ear.' Say, 'An ear of good for you, he believes in God, believes the believers, and is a mercy to those of you who believe.' And those who hurt the messenger of God for them is painful punishment.
9:62  They swear by God to you to please you; and God and His messenger have more right that they should please Him, if they are believers.
9:63  Do they not know that he who opposes God and His messenger, then that for him is the fire of Hell, to dwell in it forever? That is great disgrace.
9:64  The hypocrites are cautious lest there be revealed against them a chapter to inform them of what is in their hearts; say, 'Mock! Indeed, God will bring out what you are cautious of.'
9:65  And if you ask them, surely they will say, 'We were only plunging into vain discourse and playing;' Say, 'Is it God and His signs, and His messenger, you were mocking?'
9:66  Make no excuse. Verily, you have disbelieved after your belief; if We forgive one party of you, We will punish another party, for that they were sinners.
9:67  The hypocrite men and the hypocrite women, some of them are of others, they bid what is wrong and forbid what is right, and they clench their hands. They forget God, and He forgets them. Indeed, the hypocrites, they are the disobedient.
9:68  God has promised the hypocrite men and the hypocrite women and the disbelievers, Hell-fire, to dwell in it forever; it is enough for them. And God has cursed them, and for them is enduring punishment.
9:69  Like those who were before you. They were mightier than you in strength and more abundant in wealth and children; so they enjoyed their portion, and you enjoy your portion, as those before you enjoyed their portion; and you have plunged into vain discourse like the one who plunged into vain discourse. Those, their works are vain in the world and the hereafter, and those - they are the losers.
9:70  Has there not come to them the news of those who were before them, the people of Noah, and 'Ad, and Thamud, and the people of Abraham and the companions of Midian and the overturned cities? Their messengers came to them with the clear proofs; and God was not to wrong them, but they were wronging themselves.
9:71  And the believers, men and women, some of them are patrons of others; they bid what is reasonable, and forbid what is wrong, and they are steadfast in the prayer, and give the alms, and obey God and His messenger. Those - God will have mercy on them. Indeed, God is mighty, wise.
9:72  God has promised the believers, men and women, gardens beneath which rivers flow; to dwell in it forever; and good dwellings in gardens of Eden, but the pleasure of God is greater. That, it is the great success.
9:73  O prophet! Strive against the disbelievers and the hypocrites, and be stern with them; and their abode is Hell, and evil is the destination.
9:74  They swear by God they did not speak, and certainly they spoke the word of disbelief; and they disbelieved after their submission, and they intended what they could not attain; and they took not vengeance except that God and His messenger enriched them of His grace. So if they repent, it is better for them, and if they turn away, God will punish them with a painful punishment in the world and the hereafter. And they shall not have in the earth any patron nor helper.
9:75  And of them is he who made a covenant with God, 'If He gives us of His grace, surely we will give charity and we will surely be among the righteous.'
9:76  But when He gave them of His grace, they were stingy with it and turned away and they swerved aside.
9:77  So He has made the consequence hypocrisy in their hearts to the day they shall meet Him, - for that they failed God in what they promised Him, and for that they used to lie.
9:78  Do they not know that God knows their secret and their secret discourse, and that God knows the unseen?
9:79  Those who defame such of the believers as give the charities willingly, and such as can find nothing except their effort, and who mock them, - God will mock them, and for them is painful punishment.
9:80  Ask forgiveness for them or do not ask forgiveness for them. If you ask forgiveness for them seventy times, God will not forgive them. That is because they disbelieved in God and His messenger, and God does not guide the disobedient people.
9:81  Those who were left behind rejoiced in their sitting behind God's messenger, and were averse to striving with their wealth and their souls in God's way, and they said, 'Do not go forth in the heat.' Say, 'Hell's fire is stronger heat,' If they could understand.
9:82  So let them laugh a little, and let them weep much, a recompense for what they have earned.
9:83  So if God returns you to a party of them, and they ask your permission to go out, then say, 'You shall not go out with me ever, and you shall not fight an enemy with me. Indeed, you were pleased with sitting the first time, so sit with those who stay behind.'
9:84  And do not pray over anyone of them who dies ever, nor stand over his grave. Indeed, they disbelieved in God and His messenger and died while they were disobedient.
9:85  And let not their wealth and their children please you, God only desires to punish them with it in the world, and their souls pass away while they are disbelievers.
9:86  And when a chapter is sent down, 'Believe in God and strive with His messenger,' Those who have the means among them ask your permission and say, 'Leave us to be with those who sit.'
9:87  They are pleased to be with those who stay behind. And a stamp is set upon their hearts so they do not understand.
9:88  But the messenger and those who believe with him strive with their wealth and their souls; and those - for them are the good things, and those - they are the prosperous.
9:89  God has prepared for them gardens beneath which rivers flow, to dwell in it forever; that is the great success.
9:90  And those who make excuses among the Bedouins came that permission be granted to them, and those who lied to God and His messenger sat. There shall befall those of them who disbelieved, a painful punishment.
9:91  On the weak, and on the sick, and on those who cannot find what to spend there is no straitness when they are sincere to God and His messenger. There is no way against the good-doers. And God is forgiving, compassionate.
9:92  Nor on those to whom, when they came to you that you should provide them with mounts, you said, 'I cannot find what to mount you on,' They turned away while their eyes poured forth with tears of grief that they could not find what to spend.
9:93  The way is only on those who ask your permission while they are rich; they are pleased to be with those who stay behind, and God has set a stamp on their hearts, so they do not know.
9:94  They will make excuses to you when you return to them. Say, 'Make no excuse, we will not believe you. Verily, God has informed us of your news. And God sees your works and His messenger; then you will be brought back to Him who knows the unseen and the seen; and He will inform you of what you used to do.'
9:95  They will swear to you by God when you return to them, that you may turn away from them. So turn away from them, indeed, they are a plague, and their abode is Hell, a recompense for what they have earned.
9:96  They swear to you that you may be pleased with them. But if you are pleased with them, then indeed, God is not pleased with the disobedient people.
9:97  The Bedouins are stronger in disbelief and hypocrisy and are more likely not to know the limits of what God has sent down on His messenger; and God is knowing, wise.
9:98  And of the Bedouins is he who takes what He spends as a debt, and awaits turns of fortune for you. Upon them will be the evil turn; God is hearing, knowing.
9:99  And of the Bedouins is he who believes in God and the Last Day, and takes what he spends as a means of nearness with God and the prayers of the messenger, - lo, indeed, it is a means of nearness for them. God will make them enter into His mercy; indeed, God is forgiving, compassionate.
9:100  And the foremost, the first of those who fled, and the helpers, and those who followed them in goodness, God is pleased with them and they are pleased with Him; and He has prepared for them gardens beneath which rivers flow, to dwell in it forever; that is the great success.
9:101  And among those around you of the Bedouins are hypocrites, and of the people of Al Madinah; they persist in hypocrisy; you do not know them, We, We know them. We will punish them twice, then they will be returned to a great punishment.
9:102  And others have confessed their sins. They have mixed a righteous deed with other evil. It may be that God will turn to them; indeed, God is forgiving, compassionate.
9:103  Take of their wealth charity to cleanse them and to purify them thereby; and pray for them; indeed, your prayer is a repose for them; and God is hearing, knowing.
9:104  Do they not know that God: He accepts the repentance from His servants, and takes the charities; and that God, He is the Relenting, the Compassionate.
9:105  And say, 'Work; and God will see your work, and His messenger, and the believers, and you will be brought back to Him who knows the unseen and the seen, and He will inform you of what you have done.'
9:106  And others are put off to the command of God; whether He will punish them, or whether He will turn to them; and God is knowing, wise.
9:107  And those who have taken a mosque for harm, and for disbelief, and for division amongst the believers, and for an ambush for whoever warred against God and His messenger before. And surely they will swear, 'We desired not except good;' And God bears witness indeed, they are surely liars.
9:108  Do not stand in it ever. Certainly a mosque founded on piety from the first day has more right that you should stand in it. In it are men who love to be clean; and God loves the clean.
9:109  Then is he who founded his building on the fear and pleasure of God better, or he who founded his building on the edge of a crumbling precipice, so it crumbles with him into the fire of Hell? And God does not guide the wrongdoing people.
9:110  Their building which they built will not cease to be doubt in their hearts except their hearts are cut. And God is knowing, wise.
9:111  Indeed, God has bought from the believers their souls and their wealth, because for them is the Garden. They fight in the way of God, and they slay and they are slain. A true promise upon Him, in the Torah and the Gospel and the Quran; and who fulfils His covenant than God? So rejoice in your sale which you have made with Him. And that, it is the great success.
9:112  Those who repent, those who worship, those who praise, those who fast, those who bow down, those who prostrate, those who bid what is right and those who forbid what is wrong, and those who guard the limits of God, - And give glad tidings to those who believe.
9:113  It is not for the prophet and those who believe to ask forgiveness for the idolaters, even though they be kindred, after what has been made manifest to them, that they are the fellows of Hell.
9:114  And Abraham asking forgiveness for his father was only because of a promise which he had promised him; but when it was made manifest to him that he was an enemy to God, he disowned him; indeed, Abraham was compassionate, clement.
9:115  And God will not lead astray a people after He has guided them until He makes clear to them what they should fear. Indeed, God knows everything.
9:116  Indeed, God's is the kingdom of the heavens and the earth; He gives life and He gives death; and you have not besides God a patron nor helper.
9:117  Certainly God has turned to the prophet and those who fled, and the helpers, - those who followed him in the hour of difficulty, after the hearts of a party of them had almost swerved aside; then He turned to them; indeed, to them He is pitying, compassionate. -
9:118  And to the three of those who were left behind, until when the earth, with its vastness, was straitened for them, and their souls were straitened for them, and they thought that there was no refuge from God except to Him. Then He turned to them that they might turn; indeed, God, He is the Relenting, the Compassionate.
9:119  O you who believe! Fear God and be with those who are truthful.
9:120  It was not for the people of Al Madinah, and those around them of the Bedouins, to stay behind the messenger of God and to prefer their souls to his soul: That is because neither thirst, nor toil, nor hunger befell them in God's way, nor do they step a step enraging the disbelievers, nor attain from an enemy an attainment, except a righteous deed is thereby written for them. Indeed, God does not waste the reward of the good-doers.
9:121  Nor do they spend an expenditure, small or great, nor do they cross a valley except it is written for them, that God may reward them the best of what they have done.
9:122  And it is not for the believers to march forth one and all; and if a troop of every division of them march not forth, that they may obtain understanding in the religion, and that they may warn their people when they return to them, that perhaps they may beware.
9:123  O you who believe! Fight those who are near to you of the disbelievers, and let them find sternness in you; and know that God is with those who fear.
9:124  And whenever a chapter is sent down, of them are those who say, 'Which of you has this increased in faith?' Then as for those who believe, it increases them in faith, and they rejoice -
9:125  And as for those in whose hearts is sickness, it adds a plague to their plague, and they die while they are disbelievers.
9:126  Do they not see that they are tried in every year once or twice? Then they do not turn, nor do they remember.
9:127  And whenever a chapter is sent down, some of them look at others - 'Does any one see you?' - Then they turn away. God has turned away their hearts because they are a people who do not understand.
9:128  Certainly there has come to you a messenger from yourselves; mighty on him is what distresses you; anxious over you, with the believers, pitying, compassionate.
9:129  But if they turn away, then say, 'God is enough for me, there is no god but He, on Him do I rely, and He is the Lord of the great throne.'