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In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
     
  1 . O Prophet! Keep thy duty to Allah and obey not the disbelievers and the hypocrites . Lo! Allah is Knower , Wise .

2 . And follow that which is inspired in thee from thy Lord . Lo! Allah is Aware of what ye do .

3 . And put thy trust in Allah , for Allah is sufficient as Trustee .

4 . Allah hath not assigned unto any man two hearts within his body , nor hath he made your wives whom ye declare ( to be your mothers ) your mothers , nor hath he made those whom ye claim ( to be your sons ) your sons . This is but a saying of your mouths . But Allah sayeth the truth and He soweth the way .

5 . Proclaim their real parentage . That will be more equitable in the sight of Allah . And if ye know not their fathers , then ( they are ) your brethren in the faith , and your clients . And there is no sin for you in the mistakes that ye make unintentionally , but what your hearts purpose ( that will be a sin for you ) . Allah is Forgiving , Merciful .

6 . The Prophet is closer to the believers than their selves , and his wives are ( as ) their mothers . And the owners of kinship are closer one to another in the ordinance of Allah than ( other ) believers and the fugitives ( who fled from Mecca ) except that ye should do kindness to your friends . This is written in the Book ( of nature ) .

7 . And when We exacted a covenant from the Prophets , and from thee ( O Muhammad ) and from Noah and Abraham and Moses and Jesus son of Mary . We took from them a solemn covenant ;

8 . That He may ask the loyal of their loyalty . And He hath prepared a painful doom for the unfaithful .

9 . O ye who believe Remember Allah ' s favor unto you when there came against you hosts , and We sent against them a great wind and hosts ye could not see . And Allah is ever Seer of what ye do .

10 . When they came upon you from above you and from below you , and when eyes grew wild and hearts reached to the throats , and ye were imagining vain thoughts concerning Allah .

11 . There were the believers sorely tried , and shaken with a mighty shock .

12 . And When the hypocrites , and those in whose hearts is a disease , were saying : Allah and His messenger promised us naught but delusion .

13 . And when a party of them said : O folk of Yathrib! There is no stand ( possible ) for you , therefor turn back . And certain of them ( even ) sought permission of the Prophet , saying : Our homes lie open ( to the enemy ) . And they lay not open . They but wished to flee .

14 . If the enemy had entered from all sides and they had been exhorted to treachery , they would have committed it , and would have hesitated thereupon but little .

15 . And verily they had already sworn unto Allah that they would not turn their backs ( to the foe ) . An oath to Allah must he answered for .

16 . Say : Flight will not avail you if ye flee from death or killing , and then ye dwell in comfort but a little while .

17 . Say : Who is he who can preserve you from Allah if He intendeth harm for you , or intendeth mercy for you . They will not find that they have any friend or helper other than Allah

18 . Allah already knoweth those of you who hinder , and those who say unto their brethren : "Come ye hither unto us!" and they come not to the stress of battle save a little ,

19 . Being sparing of their help to you ( believers ) . But when the fear cometh , then thou ( Muhammad ) seest them regarding thee with rolling eyes like one who fainteth unto death . Then , when the fear departeth , they scald you with sharp tongues in their greed for wealth ( from the spoil ) . Such have not believed . Therefor Allah maketh their deeds fruitless . And that is easy for Allah .

20 . They hold that the clans have not retired ( for good ) ; and if the Clans should advance ( again ) , they would fain be in the desert with the wandering Arabs , asking for the news of you and if they were among you , they would not give battle , save a little .

21 . Verily in the messenger of Allah ye have a good example for him who looketh unto Allah and the last Day , and remembereth Allah much .

22 . And when the true believers saw the clans , they said : This is that which Allah and His messenger promised us . Allah and His messenger are true . It did but confirm them in their faith and resignation .

23 . Of the believers are men who are true to that which they covenanted with Allah . Some of them have paid their vow by death ( in battle ) , and some of them still are waiting ; and they have not altered in the least ;

24 . That Allah may reward the true men for their truth , and punish the hypocrites if He will , or relent toward them ( if He will ) . Lo! Allah is Forgiving , Merciful .

25 . And Allah repulsed the disbelievers in their wrath ; they gained no good . Allah averted their attack from the believers . Allah is Strong , Mighty .

26 . And He brought those of the People of the Scripture who supported them down from their strongholds , and cast panic into their hearts . Some ye slew , and ye made captive some .

27 . And He caused you to inherit their land and their houses and their wealth , and land ye have not trodden . Allah is Able to do all things .

28 . O Prophet! Say unto thy wives : If ye desire the world ' s life and its adornment , come! I will content you and will release you with a fair release .

29 . But if ye desire Allah and His messenger and the abode of the Hereafter , then lo! Allah hath prepared for the good among you an immense reward .

30 . O ye wives of the Prophet! Whosoever of you committeth manifest lewdness , the punishment for her will be doubled , and that is easy for Allah .

31 . And whosoever of you is submissive unto Allah and His messenger and doeth right , We shall give her reward twice over , and We have prepared for her a rich provision .

32 . O ye wives of the Prophet! Ye are not like any other women . If ye keep your duty ( to Allah ) , then be not soft of speech , lest he in whose heart is a disease aspire ( to you ) , but utter customary speech .

33 . And stay in your houses . Bedizen not yourselves with the bedizenment of the Time of ignorance . Be regular in prayer , and pay the poor due , and obey Allah and His messenger . Allah ' s wish is but to remove uncleanness far from you , O Folk of the Household , and cleanse you with a thorough cleansing .

34 . And bear in mind that which is recited in your houses of the revelations of Allah and wisdom . Lo! Allah is Subtile , Aware .

35 . Lo! men who surrender unto Allah , and women who surrender , and men who believe and women who believe , and men who obey and women who obey , and men who speak the truth and women who speak the truth , and men who persevere ( in righteousness ) and women who persevere , and men who are humble and women who are humble , and men who give alms and women who give alms , and men who fast and women who fast , and men who guard their modesty and women who guard ( their modesty ) , and men who remember Allah much and women who remember Allah hath prepared for them forgiveness and a vast reward .

36 . And it becometh not a believing man or a believing woman , when Allah and His messenger have decided and affair ( for them ) , that they should ( after that ) claim any say in their affair ; and whoso is rebellious to Allah and His messenger , be verily goeth astray in error manifest .

37 . And when thou saidst unto him on whom Allah hath conferred favor and thou hast conferred favor : Keep thy wife to thyself , and fear Allah . And thou didst hide in thy mind that which Allah was to bring to light , and thou didst fear mankind whereas Allah had a better right that thou shouldst fear Him . So when Zeyd had performed the necessary formality ( of divorce ) from her , We gave her unto thee in marriage , so that ( henceforth ) there may be no sin for believers in respect of wives of their adopted sons , when the latter have performed the necessary formality ( of release ) from them . The commandment of Allah must be fulfilled .

38 . There is no reproach for the Prophet in that which Allah maketh his due . That was Allah ' s way with those who passed away of old and the commandment of Allah is certain destiny .

39 . Who delivered the messages of Allah and feared Him , and feared none save Allah . Allah keepeth good account .

40 . Muhammad is not the father of any man among you , but he is the messenger of Allah and the Seal of the Prophets ; and Allah is Aware of all things .

41 . O ye who believe! Remember Allah with much remembrance .

42 . And glorify Him early and late .

43 . He it is who blesseth you , and His angels ( bless you ) , that He may bring you forth from darkness unto light ; and He is Merciful to the believers .

44 . Their salutation on the day when they shall meet Him will be : Peace . And He hath prepared for them a goodly recompense .

45 . O Prophet! Lo! We have sent thee as a witness and a bringer of good tidings and a warner

46 . And as a summoner unto Allah by His permission , and as a lamp that giveth light .

47 . And announce unto the believers the good tidings that they will have great bounty from Allah .

48 . And incline not to the disbelievers and the hypocrites . Disregard their noxious talk , and put thy trust in Allah . Allah is sufficient as Trustee .

49 . O ye who believe! If ye wed believing women and divorce them before ye have touched them , then there is no period that ye should reckon . But content them and release them handsomely .

50 . O Prophet! Lo! We have made lawful unto thee thy wives unto whom thou hast paid their dowries , and those whom thy right hand possesseth of those whom Allah hath given thee as spoils of war , and the daughters of thine uncle on the father ' s side and the daughters of thine aunts on the father ' s side , and the daughters of thine uncles on the mother ' s side emigrated with thee , and a believing woman if she give herself unto the Prophet and the Prophet desire to ask her in marriage , a privilege for thee only , not for the ( rest of ) believers . We are aware of that which We enjoined upon them concerning their wives and those whom their right hands possess that thou mayst be free from blame , for Allah is Forgiving , Merciful .

51 . Thou canst defer whom thou wilt of them and receive unto thee whom thou wilt , and whomsoever thou desirest of those whom thou hast set aside ( temporarily ) , it is no sin for thee ( to receive her again ) ; that is better ; that they may be comforted and not grieve , and may all be pleased with what thou givest them . Allah knoweth what is in your hearts ( O men ) and Allah is Forgiving , Clement .

52 . It is not allowed thee to take ( other ) women henceforth nor that thou shouldst change them for other wives even though their beauty pleased thee , save those whom thy right hand possesseth . And Allah is Watcher over all things .

53 . O ye who believe! Enter not the dwellings of the Prophet for a meal without waiting for the proper time , unless permission be granted you . But if ye are invited , enter , and , when , your meal is ended , then disperse . Linger not for conversation . Lo! that would cause annoyance to the Prophet , and he would be shy of ( asking ) you ( to go ) ; but Allah is not shy of the truth . And when ye ask of them ( the wives of the Prophet ) anything , ask it of them from behind a curtain . That is purer for your hearts and for their hearts . And it is not for you to cause annoyance to the messenger of Allah , nor that ye should ever marry his wives after him . Lo! that in Allah ' s sight would be an enormity .

54 . Whether ye divulge a thing or keep it hidden , lo! Allah is ever Knower of all things .

55 . It is no sin for them ( thy wives ) ( to converse freely ) with their fathers , or their sons : or their brothers , or their brothers sons , or the sons of their sisters or of their own women , or their slaves . O women! Keep your duty to Allah . Lo! Allah is Witness over all things .

56 . Lo! Allah and His angels shower blessings on the Prophet . O ye who believe! Ask blessings on him and salute him with a worthy salutation .

57 . Lo! those who malign Allah and His messenger , Allah hath cursed them in the world and the Hereafter , and hath prepared for them the doom of the disdained .

58 . And those who malign believing men and believing women undeservedly , they bear the guilt of slander and manifest sin .

59 . O Prophet! Tell thy wives and thy daughters and the women of the believers to draw their cloaks close round them ( when they go abroad ) . That will be better , that so they may be recognized and not annoyed . Allah is ever Forgiving , Merciful .

60 . If the hypocrites , and those in whose hearts is a disease , and the alarmists in the city do not cease , We verify shall urge thee on against them , then they will be your neighbors in it but a little while .

61 . Accursed , they will be seized wherever found and slain with a ( fierce ) slaughter .

62 . That was the way of Allah in the case of those who passed away of old ; thou wilt not find for the way of Allah aught of power to change .

63 . Men ask you of the Hour . Say : The knowledge of it is with Allah only . What can convey ( the knowledge ) unto thee? It may be that the Hour is nigh .

64 . Lo! Allah hath cursed the disbelievers , and hath prepared for them a flaming fire ,

65 . Wherein they will abide for ever . They will find ( then ) no protecting friend nor helper .

66 . On the day when their faces are turned over in the fire , they say : Oh , would that we had obeyed Allah and had obeyed His messenger!

67 . And they say : Our Lord! Lo! we obeyed our princes and great men , and they misled us from the Way .

68 . Our Lord! Oh , give them double torment and curse them with a mighty curse .

69 . O ye who believe! Be not as those who slandered Moses , but Allah proved his innocence of that which they alleged , and he was well esteemed in Allah ' s sight .

70 . O ye who believe! Guard your duty to Allah , and speak words straight to the point ;

71 . He will adjust your works for you and will forgive you your sins . Whosoever obeyeth Allah and His messenger , he verily hath gained a signal victory .

72 . Lo! We offered the trust unto the heavens and the earth and the hills , but they shrank from bearing it and were afraid of it . And man assumed it . Lo! he hath proved a tyrant and a fool .

73 . Allah punisheth hypocritical men and hypocritical women , and idolatrous men and idolatrous women . But Allah pardoneth believing men and believing women , and Allah is Forgiving , Merciful .

 
     
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