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The House of Imran

Revealed at Medina, Verses: 200 In the name of Allah, The Merciful, The All-merciful
  1. Alif Lam Mim (A.L.M.);(1)
  2. God, there is no god but He, the Living, the Everlasting; (2)
  3. He has sent down upon thee the Book with the truth, confirming what was before it, and He sent down the Torah and the Gospel,(3)
  4. afore-time, as a guidance to mankind, and He sent down the Criterion. As for those who disbelieve in the signs of God, they shall have a terrible punishment; and God is Mighty, Vengeful.(4)
  5. From God nothing is hidden in the earth, nor in the heaven.(5)
  6. It is He who shapes you in the wombs as He will; there is no god but He, the Mighty, the Wise. (6)
  7. It is He who has sent down on thee the Book, in which are signs firmly established that are the basis of the Book, and others ambiguous. As for those in whose hearts is swerving, they follow such thereof as is ambiguous, seeking dissention and seeking its interpretation; but none knows its interpretation except God. And those firmly rooted in knowledge say, `We believe in it; all is from our Lord'; yet only the men of understanding take heed. (7)
  8. `Our Lord, make not our hearts to swerve after Thou hast guided us, and bestow on us mercy from Thee; surely Thou art the All-bestower.(8)
  9. Our Lord, Thou shalt gather mankind on a Day whereon is no doubt; surely God does not fail the assignment.'(9)
  10. As for the unbelievers, their wealth shall not avail them, nor their children, against God, at all; and those shall be the fuel of the Fire,(10)
  11. like Pharaoh's folk and those before them; they gave lies to Our signs, so God seized them for their sins; and God is terrible in retribution.(11)
  12. Say to the unbelievers, `you shall be overcome and mustered to Hell; and it is the evil cradle.(12)
  13. Surely there was a sign for you in the two companies that encountered; a company fought in the way of God, and the other unbelieving, who saw them twice their number, as the eye sees; and God strengthens with His help whom He will; in that is surely a lesson for men possessing eyes.(13)
  14. Adorned for men is the love of lusts ___ women, sons, heaped-up heaps of gold and silver, branded horses, cattle and tillage; those are the goods of the present life; and with God is the handsome resort.(14)
  15. Say, `shall I tell you better than that? For the godfearing shall be, with their Lord, gardens underneath which rivers flow, to dwell therein forever, and pure spouses and God's pleasure; and God sees His servants __ (15)
  16. who say, `our Lord, we have believed, so forgive us our sins and save us from the punishment of the Fire;' __ (16)
  17. who are patient, truthful, obedient, expenders, and seekers of forgiveness in the early morning hours.(17)
  18. God bears witness, and also the angels and the men of knowledge, that there is no god but He, who upholds justice; there is no god but He, the Mighty, the Wise.(18)
  19. The Religion with God is Submission to Him (Islam), and those who were given the Book differed not but after the knowledge had come to them, revolting against one another. But if any disbelieves in the signs of God, then God is swift at the reckoning.(19)
  20. Now, if they dispute with thee, say, `I have submitted myself to God, and so have those who follow me .' And say to those who were given the Book and to unlettered folk, `have you submited?' If they have submited, they are guided; but if they turn back, then thine is only to deliver the Message; and God sees His servants.(20)
  21. Those who disbelieve in the signs of God and kill the Prophets without right, and kill those among men who bid to justice, give them good news of a painful punishment.(21)
  22. Those are the ones whose works have failed in this world and the Hereafter, and they have no helpers.(22)
  23. Hast thou not seen those who were given a portion of the Book, being called to the Book of God, that it might judge between them, and then a party of them turns away, swerving aside?(23)
  24. That is because they say, `the Fire shall not touch us but for days numbered'; and what they have forged has deluded them in their religion.(24)
  25. But how will it be when We gather them on a Day, whereon is no doubt, and every soul is paid in full what it earned, and they are not wronged?(25)
  26. Say, `O God, the Master of the kingdom, Thou givest the kingdom to whom Thou wilt, and Thou takest away the kingdom from whom Thou wilt; and Thou exaltest whom Thou wilt, and Thou abasest whom Thou wilt; in Thy hand is the good; Thou art powerful over everything.(26)
  27. Thou makest the night to enter into the day, and Thou makest the day to enter into the night, and Thou bringest forth the living from the dead, and Thou bringest forth the dead from the living, and Thou providest whom Thou wilt without reckoning.'(27)
  28. Let not the Believers take the unbelievers for friends, rather than the Believers; and whoso does that has no concern with God in anything, unless you have a fear of them; and God cautions you to beware of Him; and to God is the destination.(28)
  29. Say, `whether you hide what is in your breasts or disclose it, God knows it; and He knows whatever is in the heavens and whatever is in the earth; and God is powerful over everything.'(29)
  30. The Day every soul shall find before it whatever good it did, and whatever evil it did; it will wish if there were a far distance between it and that (evil); and God cautions you to beware of Him; and God is Kind with His servants.(30)
  31. Say, `if you love God, follow me, God will love you, and forgive you your sins; and God is Forgiving, Merciful.'(31)
  32. Say, `obey God and the Messenger; but if they turn away, God does not love the unbelievers.(32)
  33. God chose Adam and Noah and the House of Abraham and the House of Imran above the people;(33)
  34. they were offspring of one another; and God is Hearing, Knowing.(34)
  35. When Imran's wife said, `my Lord, I vow to Thee in dedication what is in my womb, so accept from me; Thou art the Hearing, the Knowing.'(35)
  36. And when she gave birth to her, she said, `my Lord, I have given birth to a female'; ___ and God knew better what she had given birth to ___ `and the male is not as the female, and I have named her Mary, and I commend her and her offspring to Thy protection from the accursed Devil.'(36)
  37. So her Lord accepted her with a handsome acceptance and made her to grow handsomely, and made Zachariah her guardian. Whenever Zachariah went to her in the Chamber, he found some provision with her; he said, `O Mary, how comes this to thee?' `From God', she said, `God provides whom He will without reckoning.'(37)
  38. There Zachariah prayed to his Lord; he said, `my Lord, grant me from Thyself a goodly offspring; surely Thou hearest the prayer.'(38)
  39. And the angels called to him, while he stood praying in the Chamber, `God gives thee good news of John, who will confirm a Word from God, and be a chief and chaste and a Prophet among the good-doers.'(39)
  40. He said, `my Lord, how shall I have a son when old age has come upon me, and my wife is barren?' He said, `even so God does what He will.'(40)
  41. He said,' my Lord, appoint for me a sign.' He said, `thy sign is that thou shalt not speak to men for three days except by tokens; and mention thy Lord much, and glorify Him at evening and dawn.'(41)
  42. And when the angels said, `O Mary, God has chosen thee and made thee pure, and chosen thee above the women of the world.(42)
  43. O Mary, be obedient to thy Lord, prostrate thyself, and bow with those who bow.'(43)
  44. This is of the news of the unseen that We reveal to thee; and thou wast not with them when they were casting their pens, as to which of them should have charge of Mary, and thou wast not with them when they were contending.(44)
  45. When the angels said, `O Mary, God gives thee good news of a Word from Him, whose name shall be Messiah, Jesus, son of Mary, and who shall be high-honoured in this world and the Hereafter, and of those near-stationed (to God);(45)
  46. and he shall speak to men in the cradle and of age, and shall be among the righteous.'(46)
  47. She said, `my Lord, how shall I have a son when no mortal has touched me?' He said,' even so God creates what He will; when He decrees a thing, He only says to it, `be', and it is.(47)
  48. And He will teach him the Book and the Wisdom, and the Torah and the Gospel;(48)
  49. and he shall be a Messenger to the Children of Israel' (to say) `I have come to you with a Sign from your Lord; I will make for you, out of clay, as the likeness of a bird, then breathe into it, and it will be a bird, by the leave of God; and I will heal the blind and the leper, and I will bring to life the dead, by the leave of God; and I will tell you what you eat and what you store up in your houses; in this is surely a sign for you, if you are believers;(49)
  50. and I confirm what is before me out of the Torah, and I will make lawful to you some of the things that were forbidden to you; and I have come to you with a Sign from your Lord; so fear God and obey me.(50)
  51. Surely God is my Lord and your Lord, so serve Him; this is a straight path.'(51)
  52. Then, when Jesus perceived unbelief in them, he said, `who will be my helpers unto God?' The disciples said, `we are the helpers of God; we have believed in God, and be thou a witness that we have submitted.'___ (52)
  53. 'Our Lord, we have believed in that Thou hast sent down, and we have followed the Messenger; so write us down with the witnesses.'(53)
  54. And they (people) devised and God devised; and God is the best of devisers.(54)
  55. When God said, `Jesus, I am ending thy term and raising thee to Me and purifying thee of the unbelievers, and making those who follow thee above the unbelievers till the Day of Resurrection. Then unto Me shall you return, and I will decide between you wherein you differed.(55)
  56. And, as for the unbelievers, I will punish them with a terrible punishment in this world and the Hereafter, and they shall have no helpers.(56)
  57. And as for those who believe and do righteous deeds, God will pay them their wages in full; and God does not love the wrong-doers.'(57)
  58. This We recite to thee of the Signs and the Wise Remembrance. (58)
  59. The likeness of Jesus in God's sight is as the likeness of Adam; He created him of dust, then said, `be `, and he was.(59)
  60. The truth is from thy Lord, so be not among the doubters.(60)
  61. Yet if any disputes with thee about it, after the knowledge that has come to thee, say, `come, let us call our sons and your sons, our women and your women, our people and your people, then humbly pray and lay God's curse on the liars.'(61)
  62. This is the true story, and there is no god but God; and surely God __ He is the Mighty, the Wise.(62)
  63. Yet if they turn away, God knows the workers of disorder.(63)
  64. Say, `O People of the Book! come to a word common between us and you, that we serve not any but God, nor do we associate anything with Him, nor do some of us take others as lords, besides God.' Then if they turn away, say, `bear witness that we have submitted to God.'(64)
  65. O People of the Book! why do you dispute about Abraham, seeing that the Torah and the Gospel were not sent down but after him? Do you not understand?(65)
  66. Ha, you are the ones who disputed on that you had some knowledge of, but why do you dispute on that you have no knowledge of? God knows but you do not know.(66)
  67. Abraham was not a Jew, nor a Christian, but one devout and obedient; and he was not of the idolaters.(67)
  68. The people closest to Abraham are those who follow him, and this Prophet, and the Believers; and God is the Protector of the Believers.(68)
  69. A group of the People of the Book wish if they could send you astray; but they send none astray except themselves and do not perceive.(69)
  70. O People of the Book! why do you disbelieve in the Signs of God when you witness (them).(70)
  71. O People of the Book! why do you confound the truth with falsehood, and conceal the truth knowingly? (71)
  72. And a group of the People of the Book says, `believe in what has been sent down upon the Believers at the beginning of the day, and disbelieve at the end of it; may be they return.(72)
  73. And believe not any but him who follows your religion.' Say, `the Guidance is God's Guidance, that anyone may be given the like of what you have been given, or they dispute with you before your Lord.' Say, `the bounty is in God's hand and He gives it to whom He will; and God is All-embracing, Knowing.(73)
  74. He singles out for His mercy whomso He will; and God is Highly Bounteous.'(74)
  75. And among the People of the Book is he whom, if thou trust him with a Qintar (heap of gold), he will restore it to thee; and among them is he whom, if thou trust him with a Dinar (piece of gold), he will not restore it to thee, unless thou keepest standing over him; that is because they say, `there is no way over us regarding the unlettered folk'; and they speak a lie against God knowingly.(75)
  76. No, if any fulfill his covenant and fears God, then God loves the godfearing.(76)
  77. As for those who take a small price for the covenant of God and their oaths, they shall have no share in the Hereafter, nor will God speak to them, nor will He look upon them on the Day of Resurrection, nor will He purify them; and for them shall be a painful punishment.(77)
  78. And among them is a party that twists their tongues with the Book, that you may think it to be from the Book, yet it is not from the Book; and they say, `it is from God', yet it is not from God; and they speak a lie against God, knowingly.(78)
  79. It belongs not to a mortal that God should give him the Book, the Judgement and the Prophethood, and he should say to men, `be you my servants, apart from God'; but (he will say) `be you men of the Lord, because you teach the Book and because you study it.'(79)
  80. And he will not bid you to take the angels and the Prophets as lords. Will he bid you to unbelief, after you have submitted.(80)
  81. And when God took covenant with the Prophets: `as I have given you of the Book and the Wisdom, then there comes to you a Messenger confirming what is with you, you shall believe in him, and you shall help him;' He said, `do you agree and take My load on this?' They said, `we agree;' He said, `bear you witness, and I am with you among the witnesses.'(81)
  82. Now, if any turns back after that, those shall be the transgressors.(82)
  83. What! do they seek other than God's religion, while to Him has submitted whoso is in the heavens and the earth, willingly and unwillingly, and to Him they shall be returned.(83)
  84. Say, `we believe in God and that which has been sent down upon us, and that which was sent down on Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac, Jacob, and the Tribes, and that which was given to Moses, Jesus and the Prophets from their Lord; We do not make division between any of them, and to Him we have submitted.'(84)
  85. And if any seeks a religion other than Submission to God (Islam), it shall not be accepted of him and, in the Hereafter, he shall be among the losers.(85)
  86. How shall God guide a people who disbelieved after they believed, and bore witness that the Messenger is true, and clear sign came to them? And God does not guide the wrong-doing people.(86)
  87. Those __ their recompense is that there shall rest on them the curse of God, the angels and men, altogether;(87)
  88. they shall dwell therein forever; the punishment shall not be lightened for them, nor shall they be respited.(88)
  89. But those who repent after that and reform, then God is Forgiving, Merciful.(89)
  90. Surely those who disbelieved after they had believed, then increased in unbelief, their repentance shall not be accepted; and those are the ones astray.(90)
  91. Those who disbelieved and died as unbelievers, there shall not be accepted from any of them earthful of gold, though he should offer it as ransom; for them shall be a painful punishment, and they shall have no helpers.( 91)
  92. You will not attain virtue until you expend of what you love; and whatever thing you expend God knows it. (92)
  93. All food was lawful to the Children of Israel, except what Israel forbade for himself, before the Torah was sent down; say, `bring the Torah and recite it, if you are truthful.'(93)
  94. And whoso forges falsehood against God after this, those are the wrong-doers.(94)
  95. Say, `God has spoken the truth, so follow the creed of Abraham, the devout; and he was not of the idolaters.'(95)
  96. The first House founded for men is that at Bekka, blessed and a guidance for all people.(96)
  97. In it are Clear Signs __ the Station of Abraham; and whoso enters it is secured. And, for the sake of God, pilgrimage to the House is an obligation on men, whoso can make his way to it; and if any refuses, then God is All-sufficient, in no need of the people.(97)
  98. Say, `O People of the Book, why do you disbelieve in the Signs of God, when God is witness of the things you do?'(98)
  99. Say, `O People of the Book, why do you bar the Believers from God's way, seeking to make it crooked, yourselves being witnesses? And God is not heedless of the things you do.'(99)
  100. O Believers, if you obey a section of those who were given the Book, they will turn you back, after you have believed, into unbelievers.(100)
  101. But how can you disbelieve, when God's signs are being recited to you, and His Messenger is amidst you? And whoso holds fast to God, he is guided to a straight path.(101)
  102. O Believers, fear God as He should be feared, and die not but in Submission.(102)
  103. And hold fast to God's bond altogether, and be not divided; and remember God's blessing upon you when you were enemies, and He brought your hearts together, so that you became brothers by His blessing; and you were on the brink of a pit of Fire, and He delivered you from it; thus God makes clear to you His signs that you may be guided.(103)
  104. And let there be among you an organization that calls to the good, bids to the desirable, and forbids the disgusting; and those are the ones who shall prosper.(104)
  105. And be not like those who were divided and differed after the clear signs had come to them; and those, for them shall be a big punishment __ (105)
  106. on the day when some faces are bright and some faces dark; then as for those whose faces are dark: `did you disbelieve after you believed? Now taste the punishment for that you disbelieved.'(106)
  107. And as for those whose faces are bright, they shall be in God's mercy, therein dwelling forever.(107)
  108. These are the signs of God that We recite to thee with truth; and God does not desire any injustice to the people.(108)
  109. And to God belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is in the earth; and to God are all matters returned.(109)
  110. You are a beneficent community, brought forth for mankind __ you bid to the desirable, forbid the disgusting, and believe in God. And had the People of the Book believed, it would have been beneficial for them; some of them are believers, but most of them are transgressors.(110)
  111. They cannot harm you except some hurt; and if they fight with you, they will turn their backs on you, and then will find no help.(111)
  112. Abasement is pitched on them wherever they are come upon, except by the bond of God and the bond of men, and they are laden with God's wrath, and misery is pitched on them; that is because they disbelieved in the signs of God and killed the Prophets without right; that is because they disobeyed and exceeded the limits.(112)
  113. They are not all alike; among the People of the Book is an upstanding community that recite the signs of God in the hours of the night prostrating themselves.(113)
  114. They believe in God and the Last Day, and bid the desirable, forbid the disgusting, and rush forward in good works; and those are among the righteous.(114)
  115. And whatever good they do, its reward shall not be denied to them; and God knows the godfearing.(115)
  116. As for those who disbelieve, their wealth shall not avail them, nor their children, against God in the least; and those are the people of the Fire, therein dwelling forever.(116)
  117. The likeness of that they expend in this present life is as the likeness of a biting cold wind that hit the tillage of a people who wronged themselves and destroyed it; and God did not wrong them, but themselves they wronged.(117)
  118. O Believers, do not take for intimates any other than your people; they spare nothing to ruin you; they wish that you fall in trouble; hatred has shown itself of their mouths, and what their breasts conceal is yet greater; We have made clear the signs for you, if you will understand.(118)
  119. Behold, you are those who love them but they love you not, and you believe in all the Books; and when they meet you, they say, `we believe', but when they go apart, they bite the fingers at you in rage. Say, `die in your rage; God knows the thoughts in the breasts.'(119)
  120. If good touches you, it grieves them; and if evil befalls you, they rejoice at it; yet if you are patient and godfearing, their guile will not harm you in the least; God encompasses the things they do.(120)
  121. And when thou wentest forth at dawn from thy family to lodge the Believers in their battle-posts; and God was Listening, Knowing,(121)
  122. when two groups of you almost lost heart, though God was their protector; and in God should the Believers put their trust.(122)
  123. And indeed God helped you at Badr, when you were utterly abject; so fear God that you may be thankful.(123)
  124. When thou wert saying to the Believers, `will it not suffice you if your Lord should help you with three thousand angels sent down?(124)
  125. No, if you are patient and godfearing and they come upon you suddenly, your Lord will help you with five thousand swooping angels.' __ (125)
  126. and God made it only as a good news to you, and that your hearts might thereby be at rest; and help comes not but from God, the Mighty, the Wise, __ (126)
  127. that He might cut off a flank of the unbelievers, or overwhelm them, so that they turn about frustrated.(127)
  128. Nothing in the matter is thine, whether He turns towards them or punishes them, for they are wrong-doers.(128)
  129. And to God belongs all that is in the heavens and all that is in the earth; He forgives whom He will and He punishes whom He will; and God is Forgiving, Merciful.(129)
  130. O Believers, do not devour usury, doubled and redoubled, and fear God that you may prosper.(130)
  131. And fear the Fire prepared for the unbelievers.(131)
  132. And obey God and the Messenger that you may receive mercy.(132)
  133. And hasten to forgiveness of your Lord and to a garden that is as wide as the heavens and earth, prepared for the godfearing,(133)
  134. those who expend in prosperity and adversity, and restrain rage and pardon men; __ and God loves the good-doers; __(134)
  135. who, when they commit an indecency or wrong themselves, remember God and pray forgiveness for their sins __ and who forgives the sins but God __ and they do not persist in what they did knowingly.(135)
  136. Those, __ their recompense is forgiveness from their Lord and gardens underneath which rivers flow, to dwell therein forever; and how excellent is the wage of the workers!(136)
  137. There have passed many civilizations before you; journey in the earth and see how was the end of those who cried lies.(137)
  138. This is an exposition for mankind, and a guidance and an admonition for the godfearing.(138)
  139. And do not lose heart nor grieve, for you shall be the most high if you are Believers.(139)
  140. If a wound afflicts you, a like wound has already afflicted those people. And these days We bring in turn among men; and it was so that God may know those who believe, and He may take witnesses from among you __ and God does not love the wrong-doers __ (140)
  141. and that God may purify the Believers, and blot out the unbelievers.(141)
  142. Or did you think that you would enter Paradise when God has not yet known those of you who struggled, nor has He known the patient?(142)
  143. And you in fact were longing for death before you met it; now that you have seen it, and you are waiting.(143)
  144. And Muhammad is naught but a Messenger; Messengers have passed away before him; if he dies or is killed, will you turn about on your heels? But if any turns about on his heels, he shall not harm God in the least; and God will recompense the thankful.(144)
  145. And it is not given to any soul to die, except by God's permission __ a decree of a fixed time. And whoso desires the reward of this world, We shall give him thereof; and whoso desires the reward of the Hereafter, We shall give him thereof; and We shall recompense the thankful.(145)
  146. And many a Prophet there has been with whom many men of God fought, and they did not lose heart on what afflicted them in God's way, nor did they show weakness, nor did they humble themselves; and God loves the steadfast.(146)
  147. And they said nothing but this, `our Lord, forgive us our sins and our excesses in our affair, and make firm our feet, and help us against the disbelieving people.'(147)
  148. Then God gave them the reward of this world and a handsome reward of the Hereafter; and God loves the good-doers.(148)
  149. O Believers, if you obey the unbelievers, they will turn you back on your heels, and you will turn about losers.(149)
  150. No, but God is your protector, and He is the best of helpers.(150)
  151. We will cast terror into the unbelievers' hearts, for they have associated with God that for which He has not sent down any authority; and their abode is the Fire; and how evil is the resort of the wrong- doers! (151)
  152. And God proved true to His promise to you when, by His permission, you were blasting them, until you lost courage, and quarrelled about the matter, and disobeyed, after He had shown you that which you loved; __ among you some desire this world, and among you some desire the Hereafter; __ then He turned you from them that He might try you; now He has pardoned you; and God is bounteous to the Believers.(152)
  153. When you were going up, and were not twisting about for anyone, and the Messenger was calling you in your rear, He rewarded you with sorrow upon sorrow, that you might not grieve for what escaped you, nor for what befell you ; and God is aware of the things you do.(153)
  154. Then after sorrow, He sent down upon you, security __ a slumber overcoming a group of you; and a group was anxious on their own account, thinking of God other than the truth, the thoughts of (days of) ignorance, saying, `have we any part in the affair?' Say, `the affair belongs entirely to God.' They were concealing in their hearts that they were not showing to thee. They were saying, `if we had any part in the affair, we would not have been killed here.' Say , `even if you had been in your houses, those for whom killing was prescribed, would have gone forth to their last couches; and it was so, that God might try what was in your breasts, and that He might purify what was in your hearts; and God knows the thoughts in the breasts.'(154)
  155. Those of you who turned away on the day the two hosts encountered, only the Devil made them slip because of something they had earned; now God has pardoned them; God is Forgiving, Clement.(155)
  156. O Believers, be not like those who disbelieve and say of their brothers, when they journey in the land, or are out in battles, `had they been with us, they would not have died or been killed,' that God may make this an anguish in their hearts; but it is God who gives life and makes to die; and God sees the things you do.(156)
  157. And if you are killed or die in the way of God, forgiveness and mercy from God are surely better than what people amass.(157)
  158. And if you die or are killed, unto God shall you be mustered.(158)
  159. And it is by some mercy of God that thou art gentle to them; hadst thou been harsh and hard of heart, they would have dispersed from about thee; so pardon them, and pray forgiveness for them, and take counsel with them in the affair; and when thou art resolved, put thy trust in God; surely God loves those who put their trust in Him.(159)
  160. If God helps you, none can overcome you; and if He forsakes you, then who it is that can help you after Him? So in God let the Believers put their trust.(160)
  161. And it is not for a Prophet to defraud. And whoso defrauds shall bring the fraud he made on the Day of Resurrection, then every soul shall be paid in full what it earned, and they shall not be wronged.(161)
  162. What! Is he who follows God's pleasure like him who is laden with God's wrath, and his abode is Hell __ and it is the evil destination!(162)
  163. They are in ranks before God; and God sees what they do.(163)
  164. God has been gracious to the Believers when He raised up among them a Messenger out of themselves, who recites to them His signs, purifies them, and teaches them the Book and the Wisdom, and, of course, before that, they were clearly astray.(164)
  165. What! when an affliction befell you, twice the like of which you had inflicted on them, you said, `wherefrom is this?' Say, `it is from yourselves;' surely God is powerful over everything.(165)
  166. And that which afflicted you on the day the two hosts encountered was by God's permission and so that He might know the Believers;(166)
  167. and it was so that He might know the hypocrites __ and it was said to them, `come, fight in the Way of God or repell'; they said, `if we only knew fighting, we would have followed you.' That day they were nearer to unbelief than belief; they were saying with their mouths what was not in their hearts __ and God knew very well what they were hiding. __ (167)
  168. who said of their brothers, while themselves sitting back, `had they obeyed us, they would not have been killed.' Say, `then avert death from yourselves, if you are truthful.'(168)
  169. And do not reckon those who were killed in God's way as dead. No, they are living with their Lord, and are provided by Him,(169)
  170. rejoicing in what God has given them of His bounty, and joyful for those behind them who have not yet joined them, that no fear shall be upon them nor shall they grieve.(170)
  171. They are joyful for blessing and bounty from God, and that God does not waste the wage of the Believers; (171)
  172. those who answered God and the Messenger, after the wound had afflicted them; for those who did good among them and feared God shall be a big wage;(172)
  173. those to whom people said, `people have gathered against you, so fear them' but it increased their faith and they said, `God is sufficient for us, and how excellent a caretaker is He!'(173)
  174. So they returned with blessing and bounty from God, no evil touching them; and they followed God's pleasure; and God is Highly Bounteous.(174)
  175. That is the Devil who frightens only his friends; but fear them not and fear Me, if you are Believers.(175)
  176. And let not those who hasten towards unbelief grieve thee; they shall not harm God in the least; God only desires that He should not assign for them a share in the Hereafter, and they shall have a big punishment.(176)
  177. Surely those who have bought unbelief in place of belief, shall not harm God in the least, and they shall have a painful punishment.(177)
  178. And let not the unbelievers think that the respite We give them is good for them; We give them respite only that they may increase in sin; and they shall have a humiliating punishment.(178)
  179. God is not such as would leave the Believers in the state in which you are, till He shall distinguish the unclean from the clean; and God is not such as would inform you of the Unseen, but God chooses out of His Messengers whom he will; so believe in God and His Messengers; and if you believe and fear God, then you shall have a big wage.(179)
  180. And let not those who are niggardly with the bounty that God has given them, think that it is good for them; no, it is bad for them; the things they are niggardly with shall be made a collar of their necks on the Day of Resurrection. And to God belongs the heritage of the heavens and earth; and God is aware of the things you do.(180)
  181. God has heard the saying of those who said, 'God is poor and we are rich.' We shall write down what they have said, and their killing the Prophets without right, and We shall say, `taste the punishment of the burning.(181)
  182. That is for what your hands have forwarded, and that God is no tyrant to His servants.'(182)
  183. Those who said, `God has made a covenant with us that we believe not any Messenger until he brings to us a sacrifice which fire eats away.' Say, `Messengers came to you before me, with Clear Signs and with that you asked for ; why then did you kill them if you are truthful?'(183)
  184. And if they give lies to thee, lies have also been given before thee to the Messengers who came with Clear Signs and the Psalms and the Illuminating Book.(184)
  185. Every soul shall taste of death; and you shall surely be paid in full your wages on the Day of Resurrection; then whoso is removed from the Fire and admitted into Paradise shall triumph; and the present life is nothing but the stuff of delusion.(185)
  186. You shall surely be tried in your possessions and your selves, and you shall surely hear much hurt from those who were given the Book before you and from the idolaters; but If you are patient and godfearing, that is surely a matter of firm resolution.(186)
  187. And When God made a covenant with those who were given the Book: `you shall make it clear to the people and not conceal it'; but they cast it behind their backs and took a small price for it; how evil was their buying!(187)
  188. Do not think that those who rejoice in what they have brought and love to be praised for what they have not done __ do not think them secure from punishment; for them shall be a painful punishment.(188)
  189. And to God belongs the kingdom of the heavens and earth; and God is powerful over everything. (189)
  190. In the creation of the heavens and earth, and in the alternation of night and day, there are Signs for men of understanding,(190)
  191. those who remember God, standing, sitting and on their sides, and ponder over the creation of the heavens and earth: `Our Lord, Thou hast not created this in vain; glory be to Thee; save us from the punishment of the Fire.(191)
  192. Our Lord, whomso Thou admittest into the Fire, Thou wilt have disgraced him; and the wrong-doers shall have no helpers.(192)
  193. Our Lord, we have heard a caller calling to belief: `believe in your Lord,' and we have believed; our Lord, forgive us our sins and acquit us of our evils, and take us to Thee with the virtuous.(193)
  194. And our Lord, give us what Thou hast promised us by Thy Messengers, and do not disgrace us on the Day of Resurrection; surely Thou wilt not fail the appointment.'(194)
  195. Then their Lord answered them, `I do not waste the work of a worker among you, be it a male or a female; you are from one another. So those who emigrated, and were expelled from their homes, and were given hurt in My way and who fought and were killed, I will acquit them of their evils, and admit them to gardens underneath which rivers flow __ a reward from God; and with God is the most handsome reward.(195)
  196. Let not moving about of the unbelievers in the land delude thee; (196)
  197. it is a little enjoyment, then their abode shall be Hell; and how evil is the cradle.(197)
  198. But those who fear their Lord, for them shall be gardens underneath which rivers flow, to dwell therein forever __ a hospitality from God; and that which is with God is good for the virtuous.(198)
  199. And among the People of the Book are also some who believe in God and what has been sent down to you, and what has been sent down to them, men humble to God not taking a small price for the signs of God; those shall have their wage with their Lord; surely God is swift at the reckoning.(199)
  200. O Believers, be steadfast and keep firm, and remain bound together; and fear God that you may prosper.(200)
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