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(This is a declaration of) immunity by Allah and His Apostle towards those
of the idolaters with whom you made an agreement.
go about in the land for four months and know that you cannot weaken Allah
and that Allah will bring disgrace to the unbelievers.
an announcement from Allah and His Apostle to the people on the day of the
greater pilgrimage that Allah and His Apostle are free from liability to
the idolaters; therefore if you repent, it will be better for you, and if
you turn back, then know that you will not weaken Allah; and announce
painful punishment to those who disbelieve.
Except those of the idolaters with whom you made an agreement, then they
have not failed you in anything and have not backed up any one against
you, so fulfill their agreement to the end of their term; surely Allah
loves those who are careful (of their duty).
when the sacred months have passed away, then slay the idolaters wherever
you find them, and take them captives and besiege them and lie in wait for
them in every ambush, then if they repent and keep up prayer and pay the
poor-rate, leave their way free to them; surely Allah is Forgiving,
if one of the idolaters seek protection from you, grant him protection
till he hears the word of Allah, then make him attain his place of safety;
this is because they are a people who do not know.
can there be an agreement for the idolaters with Allah and with His
Apostle; except those with whom you made an agreement at the Sacred
Mosque? So as long as they are true to you, be true to them; surely Allah
loves those who are careful (of their duty).
(can it be)! while if they prevail against you, they would not pay regard
in your case to ties of relationship, nor those of covenant; they please
you with their mouths while their hearts do not consent; and most of them
They have taken a small price for the communications of Allah, so they
turn away from His way; surely evil is it that they do.
They do not pay regard to ties of relationship nor those of covenant in
the case of a believer; and these are they who go beyond the limits.
But if they repent and keep up prayer and pay the poor-rate, they are your
brethren in faith; and We make the communications clear for a people who
And if they break their oaths after their agreement and (openly) revile
your religion, then fight the leaders of unbelief-- surely their oaths are
nothing-- so that they may desist.
What! will you not fight a people who broke their oaths and aimed at the
expulsion of the Apostle, and they attacked you first; do you fear them?
But Allah is most deserving that you should fear Him, if you are
Fight them, Allah will punish them by your hands and bring them to
disgrace, and assist you against them and heal the hearts of a believing
And remove the rage of their hearts; and Allah turns (mercifully) to whom
He pleases, and Allah is Knowing, Wise.
What! do you think that you will be left alone while Allah has not yet
known those of you who have struggled hard and have not taken any one as
an adherent besides Allah and His Apostle and the believers; and Allah is
aware of what you do.
The idolaters have no right to visit the mosques of Allah while bearing
witness to unbelief against themselves, these it is whose doings are null,
and in the fire shall they abide.
Only he shall visit the mosques of Allah who believes in Allah and the
latter day, and keeps up prayer and pays the poor-rate and fears none but
Allah; so (as for) these, it may be that they are of the followers of the
What! do you make (one who undertakes) the giving of drink to the pilgrims
and the guarding of the Sacred Mosque like him who believes in Allah and
the latter day and strives hard in Allah's way? They are not equal with
Allah; and Allah does not guide the unjust people.
Those who believed and fled (their homes), and strove hard in Allah's way
with their property and their souls, are much higher in rank with Allah;
and those are they who are the achievers (of their objects).
Their Lord gives them good news of mercy from Himself and (His) good
pleasure and gardens, wherein lasting blessings shall be theirs;
Abiding therein for ever; surely Allah has a Mighty reward with Him.
you who believe! do not take your fathers and your brothers for guardians
if they love unbelief more than belief; and whoever of you takes them for
a guardian, these it is that are the unjust.
Say: If your fathers and your sons and your brethren and your mates and
your kinsfolk and property which you have acquired, and the slackness of
trade which you fear and dwellings which you like, are dearer to you than
Allah and His Apostle and striving in His way, then wait till Allah brings
about His command: and Allah does not guide the transgressing people.
Certainly Allah helped you in many battlefields and on the day of Hunain,
when your great numbers made you vain, but they availed you nothing and
the earth became strait to you notwithstanding its spaciousness, then you
turned back retreating.
Then Allah sent down His tranquillity upon His Apostle and upon the
believers, and sent down hosts which you did not see, and chastised those
who disbelieved, and that is the reward of the unbelievers.
Then will Allah after this turn (mercifully) to whom He pleases, and Allah
is Forgiving, Merciful.
you who believe! the idolaters are nothing but unclean, so they shall not
approach the Sacred Mosque after this year; and if you fear poverty then
Allah will enrich you out of His grace if He please; surely Allah is
Fight those who do not believe in Allah, nor in the latter day, nor do
they prohibit what Allah and His Apostle have prohibited, nor follow the
religion of truth, out of those who have been given the Book, until they
pay the tax in acknowledgment of superiority and they are in a state of
And the Jews say: Uzair is the son of Allah; and the Christians say: The
Messiah is the son of Allah; these are the words of their mouths; they
imitate the saying of those who disbelieved before; may Allah destroy
them; how they are turned away!
They have taken their doctors of law and their monks for lords besides
Allah, and (also) the Messiah son of Marium and they were enjoined that
they should serve one [Allah] only, there is no god but He;
far from His glory be what they set up (with Him).
They desire to put out the light of Allah with their mouths, and Allah
will not consent save to perfect His light, though the unbelievers are
it is Who sent His Apostle with guidance and the religion of truth, that
He might cause it to prevail over all religions, though the polytheists
may be averse.
you who believe! most surely many of the doctors of law and the monks eat
away the property of men falsely, and turn (them) from Allah's way; and
(as for) those who hoard up gold and silver and do not spend it in Allah's
way, announce to them a painful chastisement,
the day when it shall be heated in the fire of hell, then their foreheads
and their sides and their backs shall be branded with it; this is what you
hoarded up for yourselves, therefore taste what you hoarded.
Surely the number of months with Allah is twelve months in Allah's
ordinance since the day when He created the heavens and the earth, of
these four being sacred; that is the right reckoning; therefore be not
unjust to yourselves regarding them, and fight the polytheists all
together as they fight you all together; and know that Allah is with those
who guard (against evil).
Postponing (of the sacred month) is only an addition in unbelief,
wherewith those who disbelieve are led astray, violating it one year and
keeping it sacred another, that they may agree in the number (of months)
that Allah has made sacred, and thus violate what Allah has made sacred;
the evil of their doings is made fairseeming to them; and Allah does not
guide the unbelieving people.
you who believe! What (excuse) have you that when it is said to you: Go
forth in Allah's way, you should incline heavily to earth; are you
contented with this world's life instead of the hereafter? But the
provision of this world's life compared with the hereafter is but little.
you do not go forth, He will chastise you with a painful chastisement and
bring in your place a people other than you, and you will do Him no harm;
and Allah has power over all things.
you will not aid him, Allah certainly aided him when those who disbelieved
expelled him, he being the second of the two, when they were both in the
cave, when he said to his companion: Grieve not, surely Allah is with us.
So Allah sent down His tranquillity upon him and strengthened him with
hosts which you did not see, and made lowest the word of those who
disbelieved; and the word of Allah, that is the highest; and Allah is
forth light and heavy, and strive hard in Allah's way with your property
and your persons; this is better for you, if you know.
Had it been a near advantage and a short journey, they would certainly
have followed you, but the tedious journey was too long for them; and they
swear by Allah: If we had been able, we would certainly have gone forth
with you; they cause their own souls to perish, and Allah knows that they
are most surely
Allah pardon you! Why did you give them leave until those who spoke the
truth had become manifest to you and you had known the liars?
They do not ask leave of you who believe in Allah and the latter day (to
stay away) from striving hard with their property and their persons, and
Allah knows those who guard (against evil).
They only ask leave of you who do not believe in Allah and the latter day
and their hearts are in doubt, so in their doubt do they waver.
And if they had intended to go forth, they would certainly have provided
equipment for it, but Allah did not like their going forth, so He withheld
them, and it was said (to them): Hold back with those who hold back.
Had they gone forth with you, they would not have added to you aught save
corruption, and they would certainly have hurried about among you seeking
(to sow) dissension among you, and among you there are those who hearken
for their sake; and Allah knows the unjust.
Certainly they sought (to sow) dissension before, and they meditated plots
against you until the truth came, and Allah's commandment prevailed
although they were averse (from it).
And among them there is he who says: Allow me and do not try me. Surely
into trial have they already tumbled down, and most surely hell
encompasses the unbelievers.
good befalls you, it grieves them, and if hardship afflicts you, they say:
Indeed we had taken care of our affair before; and they turn back and are
Say: Nothing will afflict us save what Allah has ordained for us; He is
our.Patron; and on Allah let the believers rely.
Say: Do you await for us but one of two most excellent things? And we
await for you that Allah will afflict you with punishment from Himself or
by our hands. So wait; we too will wait with you.
Say: Spend willingly or unwillingly, it shall not be accepted from you;
surely you are a transgressing people.
And nothing hinders their spendings being accepted from them, except that
they disbelieve in Allah and in His Apostle and they do not come to prayer
but while they are sluggish, and they do not spend but while they are
Let not then their property and their children excite your admiration;
Allah only wishes to chastise them with these in this world's life and
(that) their souls may depart while they are unbelievers.
And they swear by Allah that they are most surely of you, and they are not
of you, but they are a people who are afraid (of you).
they could find a refuge or cave or a place to enter into, they would
certainly have turned thereto, running away in all haste.
And of them there are those who blame you with respect to the alms; so if
they are given from it they are pleased, and if they are not given from
it, lo! they are full of rage.
And if they were content with what Allah and His Apostle gave them, and
had said: Allah is sufficient for us; Allah will soon give us (more) out
of His grace and His Apostle too; surely to Allah do we make our petition.
Alms are only for the poor and the needy, and the officials (appointed)
over them, and those whose hearts are made to incline (to truth) and the
(ransoming of) captives and those in debts and in the way of Allah and the
wayfarer; an ordinance from Allah; and Allah is knowing, Wise.
And there are some of them who molest the Prophet and say: He is one who
believes every thing that he hears; say: A hearer of good for you (who)
believes in Allah and believes the faithful and a mercy for those of you
who believe; and (as for) those who molest the Apostle of Allah, they
shall have a painful punishment.
They swear to you by Allah that they might please you and, Allah, as well
as His Apostle, has a greater right that they should please Him, if they
they not know that whoever acts in opposition to Allah and His Apostle, he
shall surely have the fire of hell to abide in it? That is the grievous
The hypocrites fear lest a chapter should be sent down to them telling
them plainly of what is in their hearts. Say: Go on mocking, surely Allah
will bring forth what you fear.
And if you should question them, they would certainly say: We were only
idly discoursing and sporting. Say: Was it at Allah and His communications
and His Apostle that you mocked?
not make excuses; you have denied indeed after you had believed; if We
pardon a party of you, We will chastise (another) party because they are
The hypocritical men and the hypocritical women are all alike; they enjoin
evil and forbid good and withhold their hands; they have forsaken Allah,
so He has forsaken them; surely the hypocrites are the transgressors.
Allah has promised the hypocritical men and the hypocritical women and the
unbelievers the fire of hell to abide therein; it is enough for them; and
Allah has cursed them and they shall have lasting punishment.
Like those before you; they were stronger than you in power and more
abundant in wealth and children, so they enjoyed their portion; thus have
you enjoyed your portion as those before you enjoyed their portion; and
you entered into vain discourses like the vain discourses in which entered
those before you. These are they whose works are null in this world and
the hereafter, and these are they who are the losers.
Has not the news of those before them come to them; of the people of Nuh
and Ad and Samood, and the people of Ibrahim and the dwellers of Madyan
and the overthrown cities; their apostles came to them with clear
arguments; so it was not Allah Who should do them injustice, but they were
unjust to themselves.
And (as for) the believing men and the believing women, they are guardians
of each other; they enjoin good and forbid evil and keep up prayer and pay
the poor-rate, and obey Allah and His Apostle; (as for) these, Allah will
show mercy to them; surely Allah is Mighty, Wise.
Allah has promised to the believing men and the believing women gardens,
beneath which rivers flow, to abide in them, and goodly dwellings in
gardens of perpetual abode; and best of all is Allah's goodly pleasure;
that is the grand achievement.
Prophet! strive hard against the unbelievers and the hypocrites and be
unyielding to them; and their abode is hell, and evil is the destination.
They swear by Allah that they did not speak, and certainly they did speak,
the word of unbelief, and disbelieved after their Islam, and they had
determined upon what they have not been able to effect, and they did not
find fault except because Allah and His Apostle enriched them out of His
grace; therefore if they repent, it will be good for them; and if they
turn back, Allah will chastise them with a painful chastisement in this
world and the hereafter, and they shall not have in the land any guardian
or a helper.
And there are those of them who made a covenant with Allah: If He give us
out of His grace, we will certainly give alms and we will certainly be of
But when He gave them out of His grace, they became niggardly of it and
they turned back and they withdrew.
He made hypocrisy to follow as a consequence into their hearts till the
day when they shall meet Him because they failed to perform towards Allah
what they had promised with Him and because they told lies.
they not know that Allah knows their hidden thoughts and their secret
counsels, and that Allah is the great Knower of the unseen things?
They who taunt those of the faithful who give their alms freely, and those
who give to the extent of their earnings and scoff at them; Allah will pay
them back their scoffing, and they shall have a painful chastisement.
Ask forgiveness for them or do not ask forgiveness for them; even if you
ask forgiveness for them seventy times, Allah will not forgive them; this
is because they disbelieve in Allah and His Apostle, and Allah does not
guide the transgressing people.
Those who were left behind were glad on account of their sitting behind
Allah's Apostle and they were averse from striving m Allah's way with
their property and their persons, and said: Do not go forth in the heat.
Say: The fire of hell is much severe in heat. Would that they understood
Therefore they shall laugh little and weep much as a recompense for what
Therefore if Allah brings you back to a party of them and then they ask
your permission to go forth, say: By no means shall you ever go forth with
me and by no means shall you fight an enemy with me; surely you chose to
sit the first time, therefore sit (now) with those who remain behind.
And never offer prayer for any one of them who dies and do not stand by
his grave; surely they disbelieve in Allah and His Apostle and they shall
die in transgression.
And let not their property and their children excite your admlration;
Allah only wishes to chastise them with these in this world and (that)
their souls may depart while they are unbelievers
And whenever a chapter is revealed, saying: Believe in Allah and strive
hard along with His Apostle, those having ampleness of means ask
permission of you and say: Leave us (behind), that we may be with those
They preferred to be with those who remained behind, and a seal is set on
their hearts so they do not understand.
But the Apostle and those who believe with him strive hard with their
property and their persons; and these it is who shall have the good things
and these it is who shall be successful.
Allah has prepared for them gardens beneath which rivers flow, to abide in
them; that is the great achievement. And the defaulters from among the
dwellers of the desert came that permission may be given to them and they
sat (at home) who lied to Allah and His Apostle; a painful chastisement
shall afflict those of them who disbelieved.
shall be no crime in the weak, nor in the sick, nor in those who do not
find what they should spend (to stay behind), so long as they are sincere
to Allah and His Apostle; there is no way (to blame) against the doers of
good; and Allah is Forgiving, Merciful;
Nor in those who when they came to you that you might carry them, you
said: I cannot find that on which to carry you; they went back while their
eyes overflowed with tears on account of grief for not finding that which
they should spend.
The way (to blame) is only against those who ask permission of you though
they are rich; they have chosen to be with those who remained behind, and
Allah has set a seal upon their hearts so they do not know.
They will excuse themselves to you when you go back to them. Say: Urge no
excuse, by no means will we believe you; indeed Allah has informed us of
matters relating to you; and now Allah and His Apostle will see your
doings, then you shall be brought back to the Knower of the unseen and the
seen, then He will inform you of what you did.
They will swear to you by Allah when you return to them so that you may
turn aside from them; so do turn aside from them; surely they are unclean
and their abode is hell; a recompense for what they earned.
They will swear to you that you may be pleased with them; but if you are
pleased with them, yet surely Allah is not pleased with the transgressing
The dwellers of the desert are very hard in unbelief and hypocrisy, and
more disposed not to know the limits of what Allah has revealed to His
Apostle; and Allah is Knowing, Wise.
And of the dwellers of the desert are those who take what they spend to be
a fine, and they wait (the befalling of) calamities to you; on them (will
be) the evil calamity; and Allah is Hearing, Knowing.
And of the dwellers of the desert are those who believe in Allah and the
latter day and take what they spend to be (means of) the nearness of Allah
and the Apostle's prayers; surely it shall be means of nearness for them;
Allah will make them enter into His mercy; surely Allah is Forgiving,
And (as for) the foremost, the first of the Muhajirs and the Ansars, and
those who followed them in goodness, Allah is well pleased with them and
they are well pleased with Him, and He has prepared for them gardens
beneath which rivers flOw, to abide in them for ever; that is the mighty
And from among those who are round about you of the dwellers of the desert
there are hypocrites, and from among the people of Medina (also); they are
stubborn in hypocrisy; you do not know them; We know them; We will
chastise them twice then shall they be turned back to a grievous
And others have confessed their faults, they have mingled a good deed and
an evil one; may be Allah will turn to them (mercifully); surely Allah is
Take alms out of their property, you would cleanse them and purify them
thereby, and pray for them; surely your prayer is a relief to them; and
Allah is Hearing, Knowing.
Do they not know that Allah accepts repentance from His servants and takes
the alms, and that Allah is the Oft-returning (to mercy), the Merciful?
And say: Work; so Allah will see your work and (so will) His Apostle and
the believers; and you shall be brought back to the Knower of the unseen
and the seen, then He will inform you of what you did.
And others are made to await Allah's command, whether He chastise them or
whether He turn to them (mercifully), and Allah is Knowing, Wise.
And those who built a masjid to cause harm and for unbelief and to cause
disunion among the believers and an ambush to him who made war against
Allah and His Apostle before; and they will certainly swear: We did not
desire aught but good; and Allah bears witness that they are most surely
Never stand in it; certainly a masjid founded on piety from the very first
day is more deserving that you should stand in it; in it are men who love
that they should be purified; and Allah loves those who purify themselves.
Is he, therefore, better who lays his foundation on fear of Allah and
(His) good pleasure, or he who lays his foundation on the edge of a
cracking hollowed bank, so it broke down with him into the fire of hell;
and Allah does not guide the unjust people.
The building which they have built will ever continue to be a source of
disquiet in their hearts, except that their hearts get cut into pieces;
and Allah is Knowing, Wise.
Surely Allah has bought of the believers their persons and their property
for this, that they shall have the garden; they fight in Allah's way, so
they slay and are slain; a promise which is binding on Him in the Taurat
and the Injeel and the Quran; and who is more faithful to his covenant
than Allah? Rejoice therefore in the pledge which you have made; and that
is the mighty achievement.
They who turn (to Allah), who serve (Him), who praise (Him), who fast, who
bow down, who prostrate themselves, who enjoin what is good and forbid
what is evil, and who keep the limits of Allah; and give good news to the
It is not (fit) for the Prophet and those who believe that they should ask
forgiveness for the polytheists, even though they should be near
relatives, after it has become clear to them that they are inmates of the
And Ibrahim asking forgiveness for his sire was only owing to a promise
which he had made to him; but when it became clear to him that he was an
enemy of Allah, he declared himself to be clear of him; most surely
Ibrahim was very tender-hearted forbearing.
It is not (attributable to) Allah that He should lead a people astray
after He has guided them; He even makes clear to them what they should
guard against; surely Allah knows all things.
Surely Allah's is the kingdom of the heavens and the earth; He brings to
life and causes to die; and there is not for you besides Allah any
Guardian or Helper.
Certainly Allah has turned (mercifully) to the Prophet and those who fled
(their homes) and the helpers who followed him in the hour of straitness
after the hearts of a part of them were about to deviate, then He turned
to them (mercifully); surely to them He is Compassionate, Merciful.
And to the three who were left behind, until the earth became strait to
them notwithstanding its spaciousness and their souls were also straitened
to them; and they knew it for certain that there was no refuge from Allah
but in Him; then He turned to them (mercifully) that they might turn (to
Him); surely Allah is the Oft-returning (to mercy), the Merciful.
you who believe! be careful of (your duty to) Allah and be with the true
It did not beseem the people of Medina and those round about them of the
dwellers of the desert to remain behind the Apostle of Allah, nor should
they desire (anything) for themselves in preference to him; this is
because there afflicts them not thirst or fatigue or hunger in Allah's
way, nor do they tread a path which enrages the unbelievers, nor do they
attain from the enemy what they attain, but a good work is written down to
them on account of it; surely Allah does not waste the reward of the doers
Nor do they spend anything that may be spent, small or great, nor do they
traverse a valley, but it is written down to their credit, that Allah may
reward them with the best of what they have done.
And it does not beseem the believers that they should go forth all
together; why should not then a company from every party from among them
go forth that they may apply themselves to obtain understanding in
religion, and that they may warn their people when they come back to them
that they may be cautious?
you who believe! fight those of the unbelievers who are near to you and
let them find in you hardness; and know that Allah is with those who guard
And whenever a chapter is revealed, there are some of them who say: Which
of you has it strengthened in faith? Then as for those who believe, it
strengthens them in faith and they rejoice.
And as for those in whose hearts is a disease, it adds uncleanness to
their uncleanness and they die while they are unbelievers.
Do they not see that they are tried once or twice in every year, yet they
do not turn (to Allah) nor do they mind.
And whenever a chapter is revealed, they cast glances at one another: Does
any one see you? Then they turn away: Allah has turned away their hearts
because they are a people who do not understand.
Certainly an Apostle has come to you from among yourselves; grievous to
him is your falling into distress, excessively solicitous respecting you;
to the believers (he is) compassionate,
But if they turn back, say: Allah is sufficient for me, there is no
god but He; on Him do I rely, and He is the Lord of mighty power.
10:45 AM on
Sunday, 09 February 2014