47. Muhammad or Al-Qitâl
In the Name of Allâh, the Most
Beneficent, the Most Merciful.
1. Those who disbelieve
[in the Oneness of Allâh, and in the Message of Prophet
], and hinder (men) from the Path of Allâh (Islâmic
Monotheism), He will render their deeds vain
2. But those who
believe and do righteous good deeds, and believe in that which
is sent down to Muhammad (SAW),
for it is the truth from their Lord, He will expiate from them
their sins, and will make good their state.
3. That is because
those who disbelieve follow falsehood, while those who believe
follow the truth from their Lord. Thus does Allâh set forth
their parables for mankind.
4. So, when you meet
(in fight Jihâd in Allâh's Cause), those who
disbelieve smite at their necks till when you have killed and
wounded many of them, then bind a bond firmly (on them, i.e. take
them as captives). Thereafter (is the time) either for generosity
(i.e. free them without ransom), or ransom (according to what
benefits Islâm), until the war lays down its burden. Thus
[you are ordered by Allâh to continue in carrying out Jihâd
against the disbelievers till they embrace Islâm (i.e.
are saved from the punishment in the Hell-fire) or at least come
under your protection], but if it had been Allâh's Will,
He Himself could certainly have punished them (without you). But
(He lets you fight), in order to test you, some with others. But
those who are killed in the Way of Allâh, He will never
let their deeds be lost,
5. He will guide
them and set right their state.
6. And admit them
to Paradise which He has made known to them (i.e. they will know
their places in Paradise more than they used to know their houses
in the world).
7. O you who believe!
If you help (in the cause of) Allâh, He will help you, and
make your foothold firm.
8. But those who
disbelieve (in the Oneness of Allâh Islâmic Monotheism),
for them is destruction, and (Allâh) will make their deeds
9. That is because
they hate that which Allâh has sent down (this Qur'ân
and Islâmic laws, etc.), so He has made their deeds fruitless.
10. Have they not
travelled through the earth, and seen what was the end of those
before them? Allâh destroyed them completely and a similar
(fate awaits) the disbelievers.
11. That is because
Allâh is the Maula (Lord, Master, Helper, Protector,
etc.) of those who believe, and the disbelievers have no Maula
(lord, master, helper, protector, etc.).
12. Certainly! Allâh
will admit those who believe (in the Oneness of Allâh Islâmic
Monotheism) and do righteous good deeds, to Gardens under which
rivers flow (Paradise), while those who disbelieve enjoy themselves
and eat as cattle eat, and the Fire will be their abode.
13. And many a town,
stronger than your town (Makkah) (O Muhammad SAW) which has driven you out We have
destroyed. And there was none to help them.
14. Is he who is
on a clear proof from his Lord, like those for whom their evil
deeds that they do are beautified for them, while they follow
their own lusts (evil desires)?
15. =2>The description
of Paradise which the Muttaqûn (pious - see V.2:2)
have been promised is that in it are rivers of water the taste
and smell of which are not changed; rivers of milk of which the
taste never changes; rivers of wine delicious to those who drink;
and rivers of clarified honey (clear and pure) therein for them
is every kind of fruit; and forgiveness from their Lord. (Are
these) like those who shall dwell for ever in the Fire, and be
given, to drink, boiling water, so that it cuts up their bowels?
16. And among them
are some who listen to you (O Muhammad SAW) till, when they go out from you,
they say to those who have received knowledge: "What has
he said just now? Such are men whose hearts Allâh has sealed,
and they follow their lusts (evil desires).
17. While as for
those who accept guidance, He increases their guidance, and bestows
on them their piety.
18. Do they then
await (anything) other than the Hour, that it should come upon
them suddenly? But some of its portents (indications and signs)
have already come, and when it (actually) is on them, how can
they benefit then by their reminder?
19. So know (O Muhammad
SAW) that Lâ ilâha
ill-Allâh (none has the right to be worshipped but Allâh),
and ask forgiveness for your sin, and also for (the sin of) believing
men and believing women. And Allâh knows well your moving
about, and your place of rest (in your homes).
20. Those who believe
say: "Why is not a Sûrah (chapter of the Qur'ân)
sent down (for us)? But when a decisive Sûrah (explaining
and ordering things) is sent down, and fighting (Jihâd
holy fighting in Allâh's Cause) is mentioned
(i.e. ordained) therein, you will see those in whose hearts is
a disease (of hypocrisy) looking at you with a look of one fainting
to death. But it was better for them (hypocrites, to listen to
Allâh and to obey Him).
21. Obedience (to
Allâh) and good words (were better for them). And when the
matter (preparation for Jihâd) is resolved on, then
if they had been true to Allâh, it would have been better
22. Would you then,
if you were given the authority, do mischief in the land, and
sever your ties of kinship?
23. Such are they
whom Allâh has cursed, so that He has made them deaf and
blinded their sight.
24. Do they not then
think deeply in the Qur'ân, or are their hearts locked up
(from understanding it)?
25. Verily, those
who have turned back (have apostated) as disbelievers after the
guidance has been manifested to them, Shaitân (Satan)
has beautified for them (their false hopes), and (Allâh)
prolonged their term (age).
26. This is because
they said to those who hate what Allâh has sent down: "We
will obey you in part of the matter," but Allâh knows
27. Then how (will
it be) when the angels will take their souls at death, smiting
their faces and their backs?
28. That is because
they followed that which angered Allâh, and hated that which
pleased Him. So He made their deeds fruitless.
29. Or do those in
whose hearts is a disease (of hypocrisy), think that Allâh
will not bring to light all their hidden ill-wills?
30. Had We willed,
We could have shown them to you, and you should have known them
by their marks, but surely, you will know them by the tone of
their speech! And Allâh knows all your deeds.
31. And surely, We
shall try you till We test those who strive hard (for the Cause
of Allâh) and the patient ones, and We shall test your facts
(i.e. the one who is a liar, and the one who is truthful).
32. Verily, those
who disbelieve, and hinder (men) from the Path of Allâh
(i.e. Islâm), and oppose the Messenger ( SAW) (by standing against him and
hurting him), after the guidance
has been clearly shown to them, they will not hurt Allâh
in the least, but He will make their deeds fruitless,
33. O you who believe!
Obey Allâh, and obey the Messenger (Muhammad SAW) and render not vain your deeds.
34. Verily, those
who disbelieve, and hinder (men) from the Path of Allâh
(i.e. Islâm); then die while they are disbelievers, Allâh
will not forgive them.
35. So be not weak
and ask not for peace (from the enemies of Islâm), while
you are having the upper hand. Allâh is with you, and will
never decrease the reward of your good deeds.
36. The life of this
world is but play and pastime, but if you believe (in the Oneness
of Allâh Islâmic Monotheism), and fear Allâh,
and avoid evil, He will grant you your wages, and will not ask
you your wealth.
37. If He were to
ask you of it, and press you, you would covetously withhold, and
He will bring out all your (secret) ill-wills.
38. Behold! You are
those who are called to spend in the Cause of Allâh, yet
among you are some who are niggardly. And whoever is niggardly,
it is only at the expense of his ownself. But Allâh is Rich
(Free of all wants), and you (mankind) are poor. And if you turn
away (from Islâm and the obedience of Allâh), He will
exchange you for some other people, and they will not be your