Glorious Qur'an (English Translation)

Surah Anfal

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بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيمِ

In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

1.

يَسۡـَٔلُونَكَ عَنِ ٱلۡأَنفَالِ‌ۖ

They ask thee concerning (things taken as) spoils of war.

قُلِ ٱلۡأَنفَالُ لِلَّهِ وَٱلرَّسُولِ‌ۖ

Say:

"(such) spoils are at the disposal of Allah and the Messenger:

فَٱتَّقُواْ ٱللَّهَ وَأَصۡلِحُواْ ذَاتَ بَيۡنِڪُمۡ‌ۖ

so fear Allah, and keep straight the relations between yourselves:

وَأَطِيعُواْ ٱللَّهَ وَرَسُولَهُ ۥۤ إِن كُنتُم مُّؤۡمِنِينَ   

obey Allah and His Messenger, if ye do believe."

2.

إِنَّمَا ٱلۡمُؤۡمِنُونَ ٱلَّذِينَ إِذَا ذُكِرَ ٱللَّهُ وَجِلَتۡ قُلُوبُہُمۡ

For, believers are those who,

-    when Allah is mentioned, feel a tremor in their hearts,

وَإِذَا تُلِيَتۡ عَلَيۡہِمۡ ءَايَـٰتُهُ ۥ زَادَتۡہُمۡ إِيمَـٰنً۬ا

-    and when they hear His signs rehearsed, find their faith strengthened,

وَعَلَىٰ رَبِّهِمۡ يَتَوَكَّلُونَ   

-    and put (all) their trust in their Lord.

3.

ٱلَّذِينَ يُقِيمُونَ ٱلصَّلَوٰةَ وَمِمَّا رَزَقۡنَـٰهُمۡ يُنفِقُونَ   

-    Who establish regular prayers

-    and spend (freely) out of the gifts We have given them for sustenance:

4.

أُوْلَـٰٓٮِٕكَ هُمُ ٱلۡمُؤۡمِنُونَ حَقًّ۬ا‌ۚ

Such in truth are the believers:

لَّهُمۡ دَرَجَـٰتٌ عِندَ رَبِّهِمۡ وَمَغۡفِرَةٌ۬ وَرِزۡقٌ۬ ڪَرِيمٌ۬ 

they have grades of dignity with their Lord, and forgiveness, and generous sustenance.

5.

كَمَآ أَخۡرَجَكَ رَبُّكَ مِنۢ بَيۡتِكَ بِٱلۡحَقِّ وَإِنَّ فَرِيقً۬ا مِّنَ ٱلۡمُؤۡمِنِينَ لَكَـٰرِهُونَ 

Just as thy Lord ordered thee out of thy house in truth even though a party among the believers disliked it.

6.

يُجَـٰدِلُونَكَ فِى ٱلۡحَقِّ بَعۡدَ مَا تَبَيَّنَ

Disputing with thee concerning the truth after it was made manifest,

كَأَنَّمَا يُسَاقُونَ إِلَى ٱلۡمَوۡتِ وَهُمۡ يَنظُرُونَ 

as if they were being driven to death and they (actually) saw it.

7.

وَإِذۡ يَعِدُكُمُ ٱللَّهُ إِحۡدَى ٱلطَّآٮِٕفَتَيۡنِ أَنَّہَا لَكُمۡ

Behold! Allah promised you one of the two (enemy) parties, that it should be yours:

وَتَوَدُّونَ أَنَّ غَيۡرَ ذَاتِ ٱلشَّوۡڪَةِ تَكُونُ لَكُمۡ

ye wished that the one unarmed should be yours,

وَيُرِيدُ ٱللَّهُ أَن يُحِقَّ ٱلۡحَقَّ بِكَلِمَـٰتِهِۦ وَيَقۡطَعَ دَابِرَ ٱلۡكَـٰفِرِينَ   

but Allah willed to justify the truth according to His words, and to cut off the roots of the unbelievers.

8.

لِيُحِقَّ ٱلۡحَقَّ وَيُبۡطِلَ ٱلۡبَـٰطِلَ وَلَوۡ كَرِهَ ٱلۡمُجۡرِمُونَ   

That He might justify and prove falsehood false, distasteful though it be to those in guilt.

9.

إِذۡ تَسۡتَغِيثُونَ رَبَّكُمۡ فَٱسۡتَجَابَ لَڪُمۡ أَنِّى مُمِدُّكُم بِأَلۡفٍ۬ مِّنَ ٱلۡمَلَـٰٓٮِٕكَةِ مُرۡدِفِينَ   

Remember ye implored the assistance of your Lord, and He answered you:

"I will assist you with a thousand of the angels, ranks on ranks."

10.

وَمَا جَعَلَهُ ٱللَّهُ إِلَّا بُشۡرَىٰ وَلِتَطۡمَٮِٕنَّ بِهِۦ قُلُوبُكُمۡ‌ۚ

Allah made it but a message of hope, and an assurance to your heart:

وَمَا ٱلنَّصۡرُ إِلَّا مِنۡ عِندِ ٱللَّهِ‌ۚ

(in any case) there is no help except from Allah:

إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ عَزِيزٌ حَكِيمٌ   

and Allah is Exalted in Power, Wise.

11.

إِذۡ يُغَشِّيكُمُ ٱلنُّعَاسَ أَمَنَةً۬ مِّنۡهُ

Remember He covered you with a sort of drowsiness, to give you calm as from Himself,

وَيُنَزِّلُ عَلَيۡكُم مِّنَ ٱلسَّمَآءِ مَآءً۬ لِّيُطَهِّرَكُم بِهِۦوَيُذۡهِبَ عَنكُمۡ رِجۡزَ ٱلشَّيۡطَـٰنِ

and He caused rain to descend on you from heaven,

-    to clean you therewith,

-    to remove from you the stain of Satan,

وَلِيَرۡبِطَ عَلَىٰ قُلُوبِڪُمۡ وَيُثَبِّتَ بِهِ ٱلۡأَقۡدَامَ   

-    to strengthen your hearts, and

-    to plant your feet firmly therewith.

12.

إِذۡ يُوحِى رَبُّكَ إِلَى ٱلۡمَلَـٰٓٮِٕكَةِ أَنِّى مَعَكُمۡ فَثَبِّتُواْ ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ‌ۚ

Remember thy Lord inspired the angels (with the message):

"I am with you: give firmness to the believers:

سَأُلۡقِى فِى قُلُوبِ ٱلَّذِينَ كَفَرُواْ ٱلرُّعۡبَ

I will instil terror into the hearts of the unbelievers:

فَٱضۡرِبُواْ فَوۡقَ ٱلۡأَعۡنَاقِ وَٱضۡرِبُواْ مِنۡہُمۡ ڪُلَّ بَنَانٍ۬   

smite ye above their necks and smite all their finger-tips off them."

13.

ذَٲلِكَ بِأَنَّهُمۡ شَآقُّواْ ٱللَّهَ وَرَسُولَهُ ۥ‌ۚ

This because they contended against Allah and His Messenger:

وَمَن يُشَاقِقِ ٱللَّهَ وَرَسُولَهُ ۥ فَإِنَّ ٱللَّهَ شَدِيدُ ٱلۡعِقَابِ   

if any contend against Allah and His Messenger, Allah is strict in punishment.

14.

ذَٲلِڪُمۡ فَذُوقُوهُ وَأَنَّ لِلۡكَـٰفِرِينَ عَذَابَ ٱلنَّارِ   

Thus (will it be said):

 "Taste ye then of the (punishment): for those who resist Allah, is the penalty of the fire."

15.

يَـٰٓأَيُّهَا ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُوٓاْ إِذَا لَقِيتُمُ ٱلَّذِينَ كَفَرُواْ زَحۡفً۬ا فَلَا تُوَلُّوهُمُ ٱلۡأَدۡبَارَ 

O ye who believe!

when ye meet the unbelievers in hostile array, never turn your backs to them.

16.

وَمَن يُوَلِّهِمۡ يَوۡمَٮِٕذٍ۬ دُبُرَهُ ۥۤ إِلَّا مُتَحَرِّفً۬ا لِّقِتَالٍ أَوۡ مُتَحَيِّزًا إِلَىٰ فِئَةٍ۬

If any do turn his back to them on such a day unless it be in a stratagem of war, or to retreat to a troop (of his own)

فَقَدۡ بَآءَ بِغَضَبٍ۬ مِّنَ ٱللَّهِ وَمَأۡوَٮٰهُ جَهَنَّمُ‌ۖ

He draws on himself the wrath of Allah, and his abode is Hell,

وَبِئۡسَ ٱلۡمَصِيرُ   

and evil refuge (indeed)!

17.

فَلَمۡ تَقۡتُلُوهُمۡ وَلَـٰكِنَّ ٱللَّهَ قَتَلَهُمۡ‌ۚ

It is not ye who slew them; it was Allah:

وَمَا رَمَيۡتَ إِذۡ رَمَيۡتَ وَلَـٰكِنَّ ٱللَّهَ رَمَىٰ‌ۚ

when thou threwest (a handful of dust), it was not thy act, but Allah's:

وَلِيُبۡلِىَ ٱلۡمُؤۡمِنِينَ مِنۡهُ بَلَآءً حَسَنًا‌ۚ

in order that He might test the believers by a gracious trial from Himself:

إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ سَمِيعٌ عَلِيمٌ۬   

for Allah is He who heareth and knoweth (all things).

18.

ذَٲلِكُمۡ وَأَنَّ ٱللَّهَ مُوهِنُ كَيۡدِ ٱلۡكَـٰفِرِينَ   

That, and also because Allah is He who makes feeble the plans and stratagems of the unbelievers.

19.

إِن تَسۡتَفۡتِحُواْ فَقَدۡ جَآءَڪُمُ ٱلۡفَتۡحُ‌ۖ

(O unbelievers!)

if ye prayed for victory and judgment, now hath the judgment come to you:

وَإِن تَنتَہُواْ فَهُوَ خَيۡرٌ۬ لَّكُمۡ‌ۖ وَإِن تَعُودُواْ نَعُدۡ

if ye desist (from wrong), it will be best for you:

if ye return (to the attack) so shall We.

وَلَن تُغۡنِىَ عَنكُمۡ فِئَتُكُمۡ شَيۡـًٔ۬ا وَلَوۡ كَثُرَتۡ وَأَنَّ ٱللَّهَ مَعَ ٱلۡمُؤۡمِنِينَ   

Not the least good will your forces be to you even if they were multiplied: for verily Allah is with those who believe.

20.

يَـٰٓأَيُّہَا ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُوٓاْ أَطِيعُواْ ٱللَّهَ وَرَسُولَهُ ۥ وَلَا تَوَلَّوۡاْ عَنۡهُ وَأَنتُمۡ تَسۡمَعُونَ   

O ye who believe!

obey Allah and His Messenger, and turn not away from him when ye hear (him speak).

21.

وَلَا تَكُونُواْ كَٱلَّذِينَ قَالُواْ سَمِعۡنَا وَهُمۡ لَا يَسۡمَعُونَ   

Nor be like those who say, "We hear," but listen not:

22.

إِنَّ شَرَّ ٱلدَّوَآبِّ عِندَ ٱللَّهِ ٱلصُّمُّ ٱلۡبُكۡمُ ٱلَّذِينَ لَا يَعۡقِلُونَ   

For the worst of beasts in the sight of Allah are the deaf and the dumb, those who understand not.

23.

وَلَوۡ عَلِمَ ٱللَّهُ فِيہِمۡ خَيۡرً۬ا لَّأَسۡمَعَهُمۡ‌ۖ

If Allah had found in them any good, He would indeed have made them listen;

وَلَوۡ أَسۡمَعَهُمۡ لَتَوَلَّواْ وَّهُم مُّعۡرِضُونَ   

(as it is), if He had made them listen, they would but have turned back and declined (faith).

24.

يَـٰٓأَيُّہَا ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ ٱسۡتَجِيبُواْ لِلَّهِ وَلِلرَّسُولِ إِذَا دَعَاكُمۡ لِمَا يُحۡيِيڪُمۡ‌ۖ

O ye who believe!

give your response to Allah and His Messenger, when He calleth you to that which will give you life;

وَٱعۡلَمُوٓاْ أَنَّ ٱللَّهَ يَحُولُ بَيۡنَ ٱلۡمَرۡءِ وَقَلۡبِهِۦ

and know that Allah cometh in between a man and his heart,

وَأَنَّهُ ۥۤ إِلَيۡهِ تُحۡشَرُونَ   

and that it is He to whom ye shall (all) be gathered.

25.

وَٱتَّقُواْ فِتۡنَةً۬ لَّا تُصِيبَنَّ ٱلَّذِينَ ظَلَمُواْ مِنكُمۡ خَآصَّةً۬‌ۖ

And fear tumult or oppression, which affecteth not in particular (only) those of you who do wrong

وَٱعۡلَمُوٓاْ أَنَّ ٱللَّهَ شَدِيدُ ٱلۡعِقَابِ   

and know that Allah is strict in punishment.

26.

وَٱذۡڪُرُوٓاْ إِذۡ أَنتُمۡ قَلِيلٌ۬ مُّسۡتَضۡعَفُونَ فِى ٱلۡأَرۡضِ

Call to mind when ye were a small (band), despised through the land,

تَخَافُونَ أَن يَتَخَطَّفَكُمُ ٱلنَّاسُ فَـَٔاوَٮٰكُمۡ وَأَيَّدَكُم بِنَصۡرِهِۦ

and afraid that men might despoil and kidnap you; but He provided a safe asylum for you, strengthened you with his aid,

وَرَزَقَكُم مِّنَ ٱلطَّيِّبَـٰتِ لَعَلَّڪُمۡ تَشۡكُرُونَ   

and gave you good things for sustenance: that ye might be grateful.

27.

يَـٰٓأَيُّہَا ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ لَا تَخُونُواْ ٱللَّهَ وَٱلرَّسُولَ وَتَخُونُوٓاْ أَمَـٰنَـٰتِكُمۡ وَأَنتُمۡ تَعۡلَمُونَ 

O ye that believe!

betray not the trust of Allah and the Messenger, nor misappropriate knowingly things entrusted to you.

28.

وَٱعۡلَمُوٓاْ أَنَّمَآ أَمۡوَٲلُڪُمۡ وَأَوۡلَـٰدُكُمۡ فِتۡنَةٌ۬ وَأَنَّ ٱللَّهَ عِندَهُ ۥۤ أَجۡرٌ عَظِيمٌ۬ 

And know ye that your possessions and your progeny are but a trial; and that it is Allah with whom lies your highest reward.

29.

يَـٰٓأَيُّہَا ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُوٓاْ إِن تَتَّقُواْ ٱللَّهَ يَجۡعَل لَّكُمۡ فُرۡقَانً۬اوَيُكَفِّرۡ عَنڪُمۡ سَيِّـَٔاتِكُمۡ وَيَغۡفِرۡ لَكُمۡ‌ۗ

O ye who believe!

if ye fear Allah, He will grant you a criterion (to judge between right and wrong), remove from you (all) evil (that may afflict) you, and forgive you:

وَٱللَّهُ ذُو ٱلۡفَضۡلِ ٱلۡعَظِيمِ   

for Allah is the Lord of grace unbounded.

30.

وَإِذۡ يَمۡكُرُ بِكَ ٱلَّذِينَ كَفَرُواْ لِيُثۡبِتُوكَ أَوۡ يَقۡتُلُوكَ أَوۡ يُخۡرِجُوكَ‌ۚ

Remember how the unbelievers plotted against thee, to keep thee in bonds, or slay thee, or get thee out (of thy home).

وَيَمۡكُرُونَ وَيَمۡكُرُ ٱللَّهُ‌ۖ وَٱللَّهُ خَيۡرُ ٱلۡمَـٰڪِرِينَ 

They plot and plan, and Allah too plans, but the best of planners is Allah.

31.

وَإِذَا تُتۡلَىٰ عَلَيۡهِمۡ ءَايَـٰتُنَا قَالُواْ قَدۡ سَمِعۡنَا لَوۡ نَشَآءُ لَقُلۡنَا مِثۡلَ هَـٰذَآ‌ۙ

When Our signs are rehearsed to them, they say:

"We have heard this (before): if we wished, we could say (words) like these:

إِنۡ هَـٰذَآ إِلَّآ أَسَـٰطِيرُ ٱلۡأَوَّلِينَ   

these are nothing but tales of the ancients."

32.

وَإِذۡ قَالُواْ ٱللَّهُمَّ

إِن كَانَ هَـٰذَا هُوَ ٱلۡحَقَّ مِنۡ عِندِكَ فَأَمۡطِرۡ عَلَيۡنَا حِجَارَةً۬ مِّنَ ٱلسَّمَآءِ أَوِ ٱئۡتِنَا بِعَذَابٍ أَلِيمٍ۬   

Remember how they said: "O Allah!

if this is indeed the truth from Thee, rain down on us a shower of stones from the sky, or send us a grievous penalty."

33.

وَمَا ڪَانَ ٱللَّهُ لِيُعَذِّبَهُمۡ وَأَنتَ فِيہِمۡ‌ۚ

But Allah was not going to send them a penalty whilst thou wast amongst them;

وَمَا كَانَ ٱللَّهُ مُعَذِّبَهُمۡ وَهُمۡ يَسۡتَغۡفِرُونَ   

nor was He going to send it whilst they could ask for pardon.

34.

وَمَا لَهُمۡ أَلَّا يُعَذِّبَہُمُ ٱللَّهُ وَهُمۡ يَصُدُّونَ عَنِ ٱلۡمَسۡجِدِ ٱلۡحَرَامِ وَمَا ڪَانُوٓاْ أَوۡلِيَآءَهُ ۥۤ‌ۚ

But what plea have they that Allah should not punish them, when they keep out (men) from the sacred Mosque -- and they are not its guardians?

إِنۡ أَوۡلِيَآؤُهُ ۥۤ إِلَّا ٱلۡمُتَّقُونَ وَلَـٰكِنَّ أَڪۡثَرَهُمۡ لَا يَعۡلَمُونَ   

No men can be its guardians except the righteous; but most of them do not understand.

35.

وَمَا كَانَ صَلَاتُہُمۡ عِندَ ٱلۡبَيۡتِ إِلَّا مُڪَآءً۬ وَتَصۡدِيَةً۬‌ۚ

Their prayer at the house (of Allah) is nothing but whistling and clapping of hands:

(its only answer can be),

فَذُوقُواْ ٱلۡعَذَابَ بِمَا كُنتُمۡ تَكۡفُرُونَ   

"Taste ye the penalty because ye blasphemed."

36.

إِنَّ ٱلَّذِينَ كَفَرُواْ يُنفِقُونَ أَمۡوَٲلَهُمۡ لِيَصُدُّواْ عَن سَبِيلِ ٱللَّهِ‌ۚ

The unbelievers spend their wealth to hinder (men) from the path of Allah,

فَسَيُنفِقُونَهَا ثُمَّ تَكُونُ عَلَيۡهِمۡ حَسۡرَةً۬ ثُمَّ يُغۡلَبُونَ‌ۗ

and so will they continue to spend; but in the end they will have (only) regrets and sighs; at length they will be overcome:

وَٱلَّذِينَ كَفَرُوٓاْ إِلَىٰ جَهَنَّمَ يُحۡشَرُونَ 

and the unbelievers will be gathered together to Hell.

37.

لِيَمِيزَ ٱللَّهُ ٱلۡخَبِيثَ مِنَ ٱلطَّيِّبِ

وَيَجۡعَلَ ٱلۡخَبِيثَ بَعۡضَهُ ۥ عَلَىٰ بَعۡضٍ۬ فَيَرۡڪُمَهُ ۥ جَمِيعً۬ا فَيَجۡعَلَهُ ۥ فِى جَهَنَّمَ‌ۚ

In order that Allah may separate the impure from the pure, put the impure, one on another, heap them together, and cast them into hell.

أُوْلَـٰٓٮِٕكَ هُمُ ٱلۡخَـٰسِرُونَ 

They will be the ones to have lost.

38.

قُل لِّلَّذِينَ ڪَفَرُوٓاْ إِن يَنتَهُواْ يُغۡفَرۡ لَهُم مَّا قَدۡ سَلَفَ

Say to the unbelievers,

if (now) they desist (from unbelief), their past would be forgiven them;

وَإِن يَعُودُواْ فَقَدۡ مَضَتۡ سُنَّتُ ٱلۡأَوَّلِينَ   

but if they persist, the punishment of those before them is already (a matter of warning for them).

39.

وَقَـٰتِلُوهُمۡ حَتَّىٰ لَا تَكُونَ فِتۡنَةٌ۬ وَيَڪُونَ ٱلدِّينُ ڪُلُّهُ ۥ لِلَّهِ‌ۚ

And fight them on until there is no more tumult or oppression, and there prevail justice and faith in Allah altogether and everywhere;

فَإِنِ ٱنتَهَوۡاْ فَإِنَّ ٱللَّهَ بِمَا يَعۡمَلُونَ بَصِيرٌ۬   

but if they cease, verily Allah doth see all that they do.

40.

وَإِن تَوَلَّوۡاْ فَٱعۡلَمُوٓاْ أَنَّ ٱللَّهَ مَوۡلَٮٰكُمۡ‌ۚ نِعۡمَ ٱلۡمَوۡلَىٰ وَنِعۡمَ ٱلنَّصِيرُ 

If they refuse, be sure that Allah is your Protector -- the best to protect and the best to help.

41.

وَٱعۡلَمُوٓاْ أَنَّمَا غَنِمۡتُم مِّن شَىۡءٍ۬ فَأَنَّ لِلَّهِ خُمُسَهُ ۥ وَلِلرَّسُولِ

And know that out of all the booty that ye may acquire (in war), a fifth share is assigned

-    to Allah, and  to the Messenger, and

وَلِذِى ٱلۡقُرۡبَىٰ وَٱلۡيَتَـٰمَىٰ وَٱلۡمَسَـٰكِينِ وَٱبۡنِ ٱلسَّبِيلِ

-    to near relatives,

-    orphans,

-    the needy, and

-    the wayfarer,

إِن كُنتُمۡ ءَامَنتُم بِٱللَّهِ وَمَآ أَنزَلۡنَا عَلَىٰ عَبۡدِنَا يَوۡمَ ٱلۡفُرۡقَانِ يَوۡمَ ٱلۡتَقَى ٱلۡجَمۡعَانِ‌ۗ

if ye do believe in Allah and in the revelation We sent down to Our servant on the day of testing, the day of the meeting of the two forces.

وَٱللَّهُ عَلَىٰ ڪُلِّ شَىۡءٍ۬ قَدِيرٌ   

For Allah hath power over all things.

42.

إِذۡ أَنتُم بِٱلۡعُدۡوَةِ ٱلدُّنۡيَا وَهُم بِٱلۡعُدۡوَةِ ٱلۡقُصۡوَىٰ وَٱلرَّڪۡبُ أَسۡفَلَ مِنڪُمۡ‌ۚ

Remember ye were on the hither side of the valley, and they on the farther side, and the caravan on lower ground than ye.

وَلَوۡ تَوَاعَدتُّمۡ لَٱخۡتَلَفۡتُمۡ فِى ٱلۡمِيعَـٰدِ‌ۙ وَلَـٰكِن لِّيَقۡضِىَ ٱللَّهُ أَمۡرً۬ا ڪَانَ مَفۡعُولاً۬

Even if ye had made a mutual appointment to meet, ye would certainly have failed in the appointment: but (thus ye met), that Allah might accomplish a matter already enacted;

لِّيَهۡلِكَ مَنۡ هَلَكَ عَنۢ بَيِّنَةٍ۬ وَيَحۡيَىٰ مَنۡ حَىَّ عَنۢ بَيِّنَةٍ۬‌ۗ

that those who died might die after a clear sign (had been given), and those who lived might live after a clear sign (had been given).

وَإِنَّ ٱللَّهَ لَسَمِيعٌ عَلِيمٌ   

And verily Allah is He Who heareth and knoweth (all things).

43.

إِذۡ يُرِيكَهُمُ ٱللَّهُ فِى مَنَامِكَ قَلِيلاً۬‌ۖ

Remember in thy dream Allah showed them to thee as few:

وَلَوۡ أَرَٮٰكَهُمۡ ڪَثِيرً۬ا لَّفَشِلۡتُمۡ وَلَتَنَـٰزَعۡتُمۡ فِى ٱلۡأَمۡرِوَلَـٰڪِنَّ ٱللَّهَ سَلَّمَ‌ۗ

if He had shown them to thee as many, ye would surely have been discouraged, and ye would surely have disputed in (your) decision: but Allah saved (you):

إِنَّهُ ۥ عَلِيمُۢ بِذَاتِ ٱلصُّدُورِ   

for He knoweth well the (secrets) of (all) hearts.

44.

وَإِذۡ يُرِيكُمُوهُمۡ إِذِ ٱلۡتَقَيۡتُمۡ فِىٓ أَعۡيُنِكُمۡ قَلِيلاً۬

And remember when ye met, He showed them to you as few in your eyes,

وَيُقَلِّلُڪُمۡ فِىٓ أَعۡيُنِهِمۡ لِيَقۡضِىَ ٱللَّهُ أَمۡرً۬ا ڪَانَ مَفۡعُولاً۬‌ۗ

and He made you appear as contemptible in their eyes: that Allah might accomplish a matter already enacted:

وَإِلَى ٱللَّهِ تُرۡجَعُ ٱلۡأُمُورُ   

for to Allah do all questions go back (for decision).

45.

يَـٰٓأَيُّهَا ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُوٓاْ إِذَا لَقِيتُمۡ فِئَةً۬ فَٱثۡبُتُواْوَٱذۡڪُرُواْ ٱللَّهَ ڪَثِيرً۬ا لَّعَلَّكُمۡ تُفۡلِحُونَ 

O ye who believe!

when ye meet a force, be firm, and call Allah in remembrance much (and often); that ye may prosper.

46.

وَأَطِيعُواْ ٱللَّهَ وَرَسُولَهُ ۥوَلَا تَنَـٰزَعُواْ فَتَفۡشَلُواْ وَتَذۡهَبَ رِيحُكُمۡ‌ۖ

And obey Allah and His Messenger; and fall into no disputes, lest ye lose heart and your power depart;

وَٱصۡبِرُوٓاْ‌ۚ

and be patient and persevering:

إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ مَعَ ٱلصَّـٰبِرِينَ   

for Allah is with those who patiently persevere.

47.

وَلَا تَكُونُواْ كَٱلَّذِينَ خَرَجُواْ مِن دِيَـٰرِهِم بَطَرً۬ا وَرِئَآءَ ٱلنَّاسِ وَيَصُدُّونَ عَن سَبِيلِ ٱللَّهِ‌ۚ

And be not like those who started from their homes insolently and to be seen of men, and to hinder (men) from the path of Allah:

وَٱللَّهُ بِمَا يَعۡمَلُونَ مُحِيطٌ۬   

for Allah compasseth round about all that they do.

48.

وَإِذۡ زَيَّنَ لَهُمُ ٱلشَّيۡطَـٰنُ أَعۡمَـٰلَهُمۡ

Remember Satan made their (sinful) acts seem alluring to them,

وَقَالَ لَا غَالِبَ لَڪُمُ ٱلۡيَوۡمَ مِنَ ٱلنَّاسِ وَإِنِّى جَارٌ۬ لَّڪُمۡ‌ۖ

and said: "No one among men can overcome you this day, while I am near to you":

فَلَمَّا تَرَآءَتِ ٱلۡفِئَتَانِ نَكَصَ عَلَىٰ عَقِبَيۡهِ وَقَالَ

but when the two forces came in sight of each other, he turned on his heels, and said:

إِنِّى بَرِىٓءٌ۬ مِّنڪُمۡ إِنِّىٓ أَرَىٰ مَا لَا تَرَوۡنَ إِنِّىٓ أَخَافُ ٱللَّهَ‌ۚ

"Lo! I am clear of you;

lo! I see what ye see not;

lo! I fear Allah;

وَٱللَّهُ شَدِيدُ ٱلۡعِقَابِ   

for Allah is strict in punishment.

49.

إِذۡ يَقُولُ ٱلۡمُنَـٰفِقُونَ وَٱلَّذِينَ فِى قُلُوبِهِم مَّرَضٌ غَرَّ هَـٰٓؤُلَآءِ دِينُهُمۡ‌ۗ

Lo! the hypocrites say, and those in whose hearts is a disease:

"These people, -- their religion has misled them."

وَمَن يَتَوَڪَّلۡ عَلَى ٱللَّهِ فَإِنَّ ٱللَّهَ عَزِيزٌ حَڪِيمٌ۬ 

But if any trust in Allah, behold! Allah is Exalted in might, Wise.

50.

وَلَوۡ تَرَىٰٓ إِذۡ يَتَوَفَّى ٱلَّذِينَ ڪَفَرُواْ‌ۙ ٱلۡمَلَـٰٓٮِٕكَةُ يَضۡرِبُونَ وُجُوهَهُمۡ وَأَدۡبَـٰرَهُمۡ

If thou couldst see, when the angels take the souls of the unbelievers (at death), (how) they smite their faces and their backs (saying):

وَذُوقُواْ عَذَابَ ٱلۡحَرِيقِ   

"Taste the penalty of the blazing fire.

51.

ذَٲلِكَ بِمَا قَدَّمَتۡ أَيۡدِيڪُمۡ وَأَنَّ ٱللَّهَ لَيۡسَ بِظَلَّـٰمٍ۬ لِّلۡعَبِيدِ   

"Because of (the deeds) which your (own) hands sent forth: for Allah is never unjust to His servants:

52.

كَدَأۡبِ ءَالِ فِرۡعَوۡنَ‌ۙ وَٱلَّذِينَ مِن قَبۡلِهِمۡ‌ۚ

"(Deeds) after the manner of the people of Pharaoh and of those before them:

كَفَرُواْ بِـَٔايَـٰتِ ٱللَّهِ فَأَخَذَهُمُ ٱللَّهُ بِذُنُوبِهِمۡ‌ۗ

they rejected the signs of Allah, and Allah punished them for their crimes:

إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ قَوِىٌّ۬ شَدِيدُ ٱلۡعِقَابِ   

for Allah is strong, and strict in punishment:

53.

ذَٲلِكَ بِأَنَّ ٱللَّهَ لَمۡ يَكُ مُغَيِّرً۬ا نِّعۡمَةً أَنۡعَمَهَا عَلَىٰ قَوۡمٍ حَتَّىٰ يُغَيِّرُواْ مَا بِأَنفُسِہِمۡ‌ۙ

"Because Allah will never change the grace which He hath bestowed on a people until they change what is in their (own) souls:

وَأَنَّ ٱللَّهَ سَمِيعٌ عَلِيمٌ۬ 

and verily Allah is He Who heareth and knoweth (all things)."

54.

ڪَدَأۡبِ ءَالِ فِرۡعَوۡنَ‌ۙ وَٱلَّذِينَ مِن قَبۡلِهِمۡ‌ۚ

"(Deeds) after the manner of the people of Pharaoh and those before them":

كَذَّبُواْ بِـَٔايَـٰتِ رَبِّہِمۡ فَأَهۡلَكۡنَـٰهُم بِذُنُوبِهِمۡ وَأَغۡرَقۡنَآ ءَالَ فِرۡعَوۡنَ‌ۚ

they treated as false the signs of their Lord; so We destroyed them for their crimes, and We drowned the people of Pharaoh:

وَكُلٌّ۬ كَانُواْ ظَـٰلِمِينَ   

for they were all oppressors and wrongdoers.

55.

إِنَّ شَرَّ ٱلدَّوَآبِّ عِندَ ٱللَّهِ ٱلَّذِينَ كَفَرُواْ فَهُمۡ لَا يُؤۡمِنُونَ   

For the worst of beasts in the sight of Allah are those who reject Him:

56.

ٱلَّذِينَ عَـٰهَدتَّ مِنۡہُمۡ ثُمَّ يَنقُضُونَ عَهۡدَهُمۡ فِى ڪُلِّ مَرَّةٍ۬ وَهُمۡ لَا يَتَّقُونَ   

They will not believe.

They are those with whom thou didst make a Covenant, but they break their covenant every time and they have not the fear (of Allah).

57.

فَإِمَّا تَثۡقَفَنَّہُمۡ فِى ٱلۡحَرۡبِ فَشَرِّدۡ بِهِم مَّنۡ خَلۡفَهُمۡ لَعَلَّهُمۡ يَذَّڪَّرُونَ   

If ye gain the mastery over them in war, disperse, with them, those who follow them, that they may remember.

58.

وَإِمَّا تَخَافَنَّ مِن قَوۡمٍ خِيَانَةً۬ فَٱنۢبِذۡ إِلَيۡهِمۡ عَلَىٰ سَوَآءٍ‌ۚ

If thou fearest treachery from any group, throw back (their covenant) to them, (so as to be) on equal terms:

إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ لَا يُحِبُّ ٱلۡخَآٮِٕنِينَ   

for Allah loveth not the treacherous.

59.

وَلَا يَحۡسَبَنَّ ٱلَّذِينَ كَفَرُواْ سَبَقُوٓاْ‌ۚ

Let not the unbelievers think that they can get the better (of the godly):

إِنَّہُمۡ لَا يُعۡجِزُونَ 

they will never frustrate (them).

60.

وَأَعِدُّواْ لَهُم مَّا ٱسۡتَطَعۡتُم مِّن قُوَّةٍ۬ وَمِن رِّبَاطِ ٱلۡخَيۡلِ تُرۡهِبُونَ بِهِۦ عَدُوَّ ٱللَّهِ وَعَدُوَّڪُمۡ

Against them make ready your strength to the utmost of your power, including steeds of war, to strike terror into (the hearts of) the enemies, of Allah and your enemies,

وَءَاخَرِينَ مِن دُونِهِمۡ لَا تَعۡلَمُونَهُمُ ٱللَّهُ يَعۡلَمُهُمۡ‌ۚ

and others besides, whom ye may not know, but whom Allah doth know.

وَمَا تُنفِقُواْ مِن شَىۡءٍ۬ فِى سَبِيلِ ٱللَّهِ يُوَفَّ إِلَيۡكُمۡ وَأَنتُمۡ لَا تُظۡلَمُونَ 

Whatever ye shall spend in the Cause of Allah, shall be repaid unto you, and ye shall not be treated unjustly.

61.

وَإِن جَنَحُواْ لِلسَّلۡمِ فَٱجۡنَحۡ لَهَا وَتَوَكَّلۡ عَلَى ٱللَّهِ‌ۚ

But if the enemy incline towards peace, do thou (also) incline towards peace, and trust in Allah:

إِنَّهُ ۥ هُوَ ٱلسَّمِيعُ ٱلۡعَلِيمُ   

for He is the one that heareth and knoweth (all things).

62.

وَإِن يُرِيدُوٓاْ أَن يَخۡدَعُوكَ فَإِنَّ حَسۡبَكَ ٱللَّهُ‌ۚ

Should they intend to deceive thee, verily Allah sufficeth thee:

هُوَ ٱلَّذِىٓ أَيَّدَكَ بِنَصۡرِهِۦ وَبِٱلۡمُؤۡمِنِينَ 

He it is that hath strengthened thee with his aid and with (the company of) the believers:

63.

وَأَلَّفَ بَيۡنَ قُلُوبِہِمۡ‌ۚ

And (moreover) He hath put affection between their hearts:

لَوۡ أَنفَقۡتَ مَا فِى ٱلۡأَرۡضِ جَمِيعً۬ا مَّآ أَلَّفۡتَ بَيۡنَ قُلُوبِهِمۡ وَلَـٰڪِنَّ ٱللَّهَ أَلَّفَ بَيۡنَہُمۡ‌ۚ

not if thou hadst spent all that is in the earth, couldst thou have produced that affection, but Allah hath done it:

إِنَّهُ ۥ عَزِيزٌ حَكِيمٌ۬ 

for He is Exalted in might, Wise.

64.

يَـٰٓأَيُّہَا ٱلنَّبِىُّ حَسۡبُكَ ٱللَّهُ وَمَنِ ٱتَّبَعَكَ مِنَ ٱلۡمُؤۡمِنِينَ   

O Prophet! sufficient unto thee is Allah, (unto thee) and unto those who follow thee among the believers.

65.

يَـٰٓأَيُّہَا ٱلنَّبِىُّ حَرِّضِ ٱلۡمُؤۡمِنِينَ عَلَى ٱلۡقِتَالِ‌ۚ

O Prophet! rouse the believers to the fight.

إِن يَكُن مِّنكُمۡ عِشۡرُونَ صَـٰبِرُونَ يَغۡلِبُواْ مِاْئَتَيۡنِ‌ۚ

If there are twenty amongst you, patient and persevering, they will vanquish two hundred:

وَإِن يَكُن مِّنڪُم مِّاْئَةٌ۬ يَغۡلِبُوٓاْ أَلۡفً۬ا مِّنَ ٱلَّذِينَ كَفَرُواْ بِأَنَّهُمۡ قَوۡمٌ۬ لَّا يَفۡقَهُونَ 

if a hundred, they will vanquish a thousand of the unbelievers: for these are a people without understanding.

66.

ٱلۡـَٔـٰنَ خَفَّفَ ٱللَّهُ عَنكُمۡ وَعَلِمَ أَنَّ فِيكُمۡ ضَعۡفً۬ا‌ۚ

For the present, Allah hath lightened your (task), for He knoweth that there is a weak spot in you:

فَإِن يَكُن مِّنڪُم مِّاْئَةٌ۬ صَابِرَةٌ۬ يَغۡلِبُواْ مِاْئَتَيۡنِ‌ۚ

but (even so), if there are a hundred of you, patient and persevering, they will vanquish two hundred.

وَإِن يَكُن مِّنكُمۡ أَلۡفٌ۬ يَغۡلِبُوٓاْ أَلۡفَيۡنِ بِإِذۡنِ ٱللَّهِ‌ۗ

and if a thousand, they will vanquish two thousand, with the leave of Allah:

وَٱللَّهُ مَعَ ٱلصَّـٰبِرِينَ   

for Allah is with those who patiently persevere.

67.

مَا كَانَ لِنَبِىٍّ أَن يَكُونَ لَهُ ۥۤ أَسۡرَىٰ حَتَّىٰ يُثۡخِنَ فِى ٱلۡأَرۡضِ‌ۚ

It is not fitting for an Prophet that he should have prisoners of war until he hath thoroughly subdued the land.

تُرِيدُونَ عَرَضَ ٱلدُّنۡيَا وَٱللَّهُ يُرِيدُ ٱلۡأَخِرَةَ‌ۗ

Ye look for the temporal goods of this world; but Allah looketh to the hereafter;

وَٱللَّهُ عَزِيزٌ حَكِيمٌ۬   

and Allah is Exalted in might, Wise.

68.

لَّوۡلَا كِتَـٰبٌ۬ مِّنَ ٱللَّهِ سَبَقَ لَمَسَّكُمۡ فِيمَآ أَخَذۡتُمۡ عَذَابٌ عَظِيمٌ۬   

Had it not been for a previous ordainment from Allah, a severe penalty would have reached you for the (ransom) that ye took.

69.

فَكُلُواْ مِمَّا غَنِمۡتُمۡ حَلَـٰلاً۬ طَيِّبً۬ا‌ۚ

But (now) enjoy what ye took in war, lawful and good:

وَٱتَّقُواْ ٱللَّهَ‌ۚ

but fear Allah:

إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ غَفُورٌ۬ رَّحِيمٌ۬   

for Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.

70.

يَـٰٓأَيُّہَا ٱلنَّبِىُّ قُل لِّمَن فِىٓ أَيۡدِيكُم مِّنَ ٱلۡأَسۡرَىٰٓ

إِن يَعۡلَمِ ٱللَّهُ فِى قُلُوبِكُمۡ خَيۡرً۬ا يُؤۡتِكُمۡ خَيۡرً۬ا مِّمَّآ أُخِذَ مِنڪُمۡ وَيَغۡفِرۡ لَكُمۡ‌ۗ

O Prophet! say to those who are captives in your hands:

"If Allah findeth any good in your hearts, He will give you something better than what has been taken from you, and He will forgive you:

وَٱللَّهُ غَفُورٌ۬ رَّحِيمٌ۬ 

for Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful."

71.

وَإِن يُرِيدُواْ خِيَانَتَكَ فَقَدۡ خَانُواْ ٱللَّهَ مِن قَبۡلُ فَأَمۡكَنَ مِنۡہُمۡ‌ۗ

But if they have treacherous designs against thee, (O Messenger!) they have already been in treason against Allah, and so hath He given (thee) power over them

وَٱللَّهُ عَلِيمٌ حَكِيمٌ   

and Allah is He who hath (full) knowledge and wisdom.

72.

إِنَّ ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ وَهَاجَرُواْ وَجَـٰهَدُواْ بِأَمۡوَٲلِهِمۡ وَأَنفُسِہِمۡ فِى سَبِيلِ ٱللَّهِ

Those who believed, and adopted exile, and fought for the faith, with their property and their persons, in the Cause of Allah,

وَٱلَّذِينَ ءَاوَواْ وَّنَصَرُوٓاْ أُوْلَـٰٓٮِٕكَ بَعۡضُہُمۡ أَوۡلِيَآءُ بَعۡضٍ۬‌ۚ

as well as those who gave (them) asylum and aid, these are (all) friends and protectors, one of another.

وَٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ وَلَمۡ يُہَاجِرُواْ مَا لَكُم مِّن وَلَـٰيَتِہِم مِّن شَىۡءٍ حَتَّىٰ يُہَاجِرُواْ‌ۚ

As to those who believed but came not into exile, ye owe no duty of protection to them until they immigrate,

وَإِنِ ٱسۡتَنصَرُوكُمۡ فِى ٱلدِّينِ فَعَلَيۡڪُمُ ٱلنَّصۡرُ إِلَّا عَلَىٰ قَوۡمِۭ بَيۡنَكُمۡ وَبَيۡنَہُم مِّيثَـٰقٌ۬‌ۗ

but if they seek your aid in religion, it is your duty to help them, except against a people with whom ye have a treaty of mutual alliance:

وَٱللَّهُ بِمَا تَعۡمَلُونَ بَصِيرٌ۬   

and (remember) Allah seeth all that ye do.

73.

وَٱلَّذِينَ كَفَرُواْ بَعۡضُہُمۡ أَوۡلِيَآءُ بَعۡضٍ‌ۚ

The unbelievers are protectors, one of another:

إِلَّا تَفۡعَلُوهُ تَكُن فِتۡنَةٌ۬ فِى ٱلۡأَرۡضِ وَفَسَادٌ۬ ڪَبِيرٌ۬  

unless ye do this, (protect each other), there would be tumult and oppression on earth, and great mischief.

74.

وَٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ وَهَاجَرُواْ وَجَـٰهَدُواْ فِى سَبِيلِ ٱللَّهِ

Those who believe, and adopt exile, and fight for the Faith, in the Cause of Allah,

وَٱلَّذِينَ ءَاوَواْ وَّنَصَرُوٓاْ أُوْلَـٰٓٮِٕكَ هُمُ ٱلۡمُؤۡمِنُونَ حَقًّ۬ا‌ۚ

as well as those who give (them) asylum and aid, these are (all) in very truth the believers:

لَّهُم مَّغۡفِرَةٌ۬ وَرِزۡقٌ۬ كَرِيمٌ۬ 

for them is the forgiveness of sins and a provision most generous.

75.

وَٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ مِنۢ بَعۡدُ وَهَاجَرُواْ وَجَـٰهَدُواْ مَعَكُمۡ فَأُوْلَـٰٓٮِٕكَ مِنكُمۡ‌ۚ

And those who accept faith subsequently, and adopt exile, and fight for the faith in your company, they are of you.

وَأُوْلُواْ ٱلۡأَرۡحَامِ بَعۡضُہُمۡ أَوۡلَىٰ بِبَعۡضٍ۬ فِى كِتَـٰبِ ٱللَّهِ‌ۗ

But kindred by blood have prior rights against each other in the Book of Allah.

إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ بِكُلِّ شَىۡءٍ عَلِيمُۢ   

Verily Allah is well acquainted with all things.

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