In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
1 . Those who disbelieve and turn ( men ) from the way of Allah , He rendereth their actions vain .
2 . And those who believe and do good works and believe in that which is revealed unto Muhammad and it is the truth from their Lord . He riddeth them of their ill deeds and improveth their state .
3 . That is because those who disbelieve follow falsehood and because those who believe follow the truth from their Lord . Thus Allah coineth their similitudes for mankind .
4 . Now when ye meet in battle those who disbelieve , then it is smiting of the necks until , when ye have routed them , then making fast of bonds ; and afterward either grace or ransom till the war lay down its burdens . That ( is the ordinance ) . And if Allah willed He could have punished them ( without you ) but ( thus it is ordained ) that He may try some of you by means of others . And those who are slain in the way of Allah , He rendereth not their actions vain .
5 . He will guide them and improve their state ,
6 . And bring them in unto the Garden which He hath made known to them .
7 . O ye who believe! If ye help Allah , He will help you and will make your foothold firm .
8 . And those who disbelieve , perdition is for them , and He will make their actions vain .
9 . That is because they are averse to that which Allah hath revealed , therefor maketh He their action fruitless .
10 . Have they not travelled in the land to see the nature of the consequence for those who were before them? Allah wiped them out . And for the disbelievers there will be the like thereof .
11 . That is because Allah is patron of those who believe , and because the disbelievers have no patron .
12 . Lo! Allah will cause those who believe and do good works to enter Gardens underneath which rivers flow ; while those who disbelieve take their comfort in this life and eat even as the cattle eat , and the Fire is their habitation .
13 . And how many a township stronger than thy township ( O Muhammad ) which hath cast thee out , have We destroyed , and they had no helper!
14 . Is he who relieth on a clear proof from his Lord like those for whom the evil that they do is beautified while they follow their own lusts?
15 . A similitude of the Garden which those who keep their duty ( to Allah ) are promised : Therein are rivers of water unpolluted , and rivers of milk whereof the flavor changeth not , and rivers of wine delicious to the drinkers , and rivers of clear run honey ; therein for them is every kind of fruit , with pardon from their Lord . ( Are those who enjoy all this ) like those who are immortal in the Fire and are given boiling water to drink so that it teareth their bowels?
16 . Among them are some who give ear unto thee ( Muhammad ) till , when they go forth from thy presence , they say unto those who have been given knowledge : What was that he said just now? Those are they whose hearts Allah hath sealed , and they follow their own lusts .
17 . While as for those who walk aright , He addeth to their guidance , and giveth them their protection ( against evil ) .
18 . Await they aught save the Hour , that it should come upon them unawares? And the beginnings thereof have already come . But how , when it hath come upon them , can they take their warning?
19 . So know ( O Muhammad ) that there is no God save Allah , and ask forgiveness for thy sin and for believing men and believing women . Allah knoweth ( both ) your place of turmoil and your place of rest .
20 . And those who believe say : If only a Surah were revealed! But when a decisive Surah is revealed and war is mentioned therein , thou seest those in whose hearts is a disease looking at thee with the look of men fainting unto death . Therefor woe unto them!
21 . Obedience and a civil word . Then , when the matter is determined , if they are loyal to Allah it will be well for them .
22 . Would ye then , if ye were given the command , work corruption in the land and sever your ties of kinship?
23 . Such are they whom Allah curseth so that he deafeneth them and maketh blind their eyes .
24 . Will they then not meditate on the Quran , or are there locks on the hearts?
25 . Lo! those who turn back after the guidance hath been manifested unto them , Satan hath seduced them , and He giveth them the rein .
26 . That is because they say unto those who hate what Allah hath revealed : We will obey you in some matters ; and Allah knoweth their secret talk .
27 . Then how ( will it be with them ) when the angels gather them , smiting their faces and their backs!
28 . That will be because they followed that which angereth Allah , and hated that which pleaseth Him . Therefor He hath made their actions vain .
29 . Or do those in whose hearts is a disease deem that Allah will not bring to light their ( secret ) hates?
30 . And if We would , We could show them unto thee ( Muhammad ) so that thou shouldst know them surely by their marks . And thou shalt know them by the burden of their talk . And Allah knoweth your deeds . .
31 . And verily We shall try you till We know those of you who strive hard ( for the cause of Allah ) and the steadfast , and till We test your record .
32 . Lo! those who disbelieve and turn from the way of Allah and oppose the messenger after the guidance hath been manifested unto them , they hurt Allah not a jot , and He will make their actions fruitless .
33 . O ye who believe! Obey Allah and obey the messenger , and render not your actions vain .
34 . Lo! those who disbelieve and turn from the way of Allah and then die disbelievers , Allah surely will not pardon them .
35 . So do not falter and cry out for peace when ye ( will be ) the uppermost , and Allah is with you , and He will not grudge ( the reward of ) your actions .
36 . The life of the world is but a sport and a pastime . And if ye believe and ward off ( evil ) , He will give you your wages , and will not ask of you your worldly wealth .
37 . If He should ask it of you and importune you , ye would hoard it , and He would bring to light your ( secret ) hates .
38 . Lo! ye are those who are called to spend in the way of Allah , yet among you there are some who hoard . And as for him who hoardeth , he hoardeth only from his soul . And Allah is the Rich , and ye are the poor . And if ye turn away He will exchange you for some other folk , and they will not be the likes of you .