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The Confederates

Revealed At Mecca, Verses: 73 In the name of Allah, The Merciful, The All-merciful
  1. O Prophet, fear God and do not obey the unbelievers and the hypocrites; God is surely Knowing, Wise.(1)
  2. And follow what is revealed to thee from thy Lord; God is surely aware of what you do.(2)
  3. And put thy trust in God; and God suffices as a care-taker.(3)
  4. God has not made for any man two hearts in his body; and He has not made your wives, whom you declare to be your mothers, your mothers; and He has not made your adopted sons your sons; that is your saying, words of your mouths; but God speaks the truth, and He guides to the Way.(4)
  5. Call them after their fathers; it is more just in the sight of God; and if you do not know their fathers, then they are your brothers in religion and your clients; and there is no blame on you in what you did by mistake, but only in what your hearts intended; and God is surely Forgiving, Merciful.(5)
  6. The Prophet is closer to the Believers than their selves, and his wives are their mothers; and the blood relations are closer to one another in the Book of God than the Believers and the Emigrants, except that you should act towards your friends desirably; this is inscribed in the Book.(6)
  7. And when We took from the Prophets their compact and from thee and from Noah, Abraham, Moses, Jasus, son of Mary, and We took from them a solemn compact,(7)
  8. that He might question the truthful concerning their truthfulness; and He has prepared for the unbelievers a painful punishment.(8)
  9. O Believers, remember God's blessing on you when hosts came upon you, and We loosed against them a wind and such hosts that you did not see; and God sees what you do.(9)
  10. When they came upon you from above you and from below you, and when the eyes swerved, and the hearts reached the throats, and you made many guesses about God.(10)
  11. There the Believers were tried and terribly shaken.(11)
  12. And when the hypocrites and those in whose hearts was sickness said, `God and His Messenger promised us not but delusion.'(12)
  13. And when a group of them said, `O people of Yathrib, it is no place for you, so return.' And a party of theirs asked leave of the Prophet, saying, `our houses are exposed'; though they were not exposed; they only desired to flee.(13)
  14. But if they had been invaded from its sides, and then they had been invited to turmoil, they would have surely joined it, and would have not stayed back but a little.(14)
  15. Yet they had made covenant with God before, that they would not turn their backs; and covenant with God shall be questioned.(15)
  16. Say, `flight will not profit you, if you flee from death or from being killed; and, even in that case, you will not enjoy life but little.'(16)
  17. Say, `who is it that shall defend you from God, if He desired evil for you, or desired mercy for you?' And they shall not find for them, apart from God, any friend or helper.(17)
  18. God indeed knows those of you who hinder, and those who say to their brothers, `come to us'; and they do not come to battle but little __(18)
  19. being reluctant to assist you; and when fear comes upon them, thou seest them looking at thee with their eyes rolling like one who faints because of death; then when the fear is gone, they attack you with sharp tongues, being covetous for the riches. Those have never believed, so God has made their works null and void; and that is easy for God.(19)
  20. They think the Confederates are not gone, and if the Confederates come, they would wish if they were desert-dwellers among the Bedouins, asking for the news of you; and if they were among you, they would not fight but little.(20)
  21. Surely you have a good model in God's Messenger, for him who looks forward to God and the Last Day and remembers God much.(21)
  22. And when the Believers saw the Confederates, they said, `this is what God and His Messenger promised us, and God and His Messenger spoke the truth'. And it only increased them in faith and submission.(22)
  23. Among the Believers are men who remained true to the covenant they had made with God; then some of them have fulfilled their vow and some of them are waiting and have not changed in the least,(23)
  24. that God may recompense the truthful for their truth and punish the hypocrites, if he will, or accept their repentance; God is surely Forgiving, Merciful.(24)
  25. And God turned back the unbelievers in their rage, they attained no good; and God sufficed the Believers in the battle; and God is surely Strong and Mighty.(25)
  26. And He brought down those of the People of the Book who supported them from their fortresses, and He cast terror in their hearts, so that some you killed, and some you made captives.(26)
  27. And He made you to inherit their land, their houses, their wealth, and the land you did not tread; and God is surely powerful over every-thing.(27)
  28. O Prophet, say to thy wives, `if you desire the life of this world and its adornment, then come, and I shall give you goods and let you off gracefully.(28)
  29. But if you desire God and His Messenger and the Final Home, then surely God has prepared for the good-doers among you a big wage.(29)
  30. O wives of the Prophet, if any of you commits a flagrant indecency, the punishment shall be doubled for her; and that is easy for God.(30)
  31. PART V

  32. And whoso of you is obedient to God and His Messenger and does righteousness, We shall give her, her wage twice over, and We have prepared for her a generous provision.(31)
  33. O wives of the Prophet, you are not like any other woman; if you are godfearing, be not soft in speech, lest he, in whose heart is sickness, develops hope, but speak desirable words.(32)
  34. And stay in your houses, and do not display your finery, as it was displayed in the former Days of Ignorance, and establish the Prayer, pay the Due-alms, and obey God and His Messenger; God only desires, O People of the House, to put away from you the abomination, and cleanse you thoroughly.(33)
  35. And remember that which is recited in your houses of the Signs of God and the Wisdom; God is surely Subtle, Aware.'(34)
  36. Men and women who have surrendered, men and women who have believed, men and women who are obedient, men and women who are truthful, men and women who are patient, men and women who are humble, men and women who give in charity, men and women who fast, men and women who guard their private parts, men and women who remember God much __ for them God has prepared forgiveness and a big wage.(35)
  37. And it is not for any Believing man or a Believing woman, when God and His Messenger have decreed a matter, to have the choice in the matter concerning them; and whoso disobeys God and His Messenger has openly gone astray.(36)
  38. And when thou wast saying to him whom God had blessed and thou hadst favoured, `keep thy wife to thyself and fear God', and thou wast concealing in thy heart what God would reveal, and thou wast fearing people, though God had a better right that thou shouldst fear Him. Then, when Zaid had accomplished formalities concerning her, We gave her in marriage to thee, so that there should be no blame on the Believers concerning the wives of their adopted sons, when they accomplish formalities concerning them; and God's command is ever done.(37)
  39. There is no blame on the Prophet in what God has ordained for him; it has been God's tradition with those who have passed away before: __ and God's command is a destiny decreed; __(38)
  40. those who delivered the Messages of God and feared Him and feared none except God; and God suffices as a reckoner.(39)
  41. Muhammad is not the father of any of your men, but he is the Messenger of God and the Seal of the Prophets; and God has knowledge of everything.(40)
  42. O Believers, remember God much,(41)
  43. and extol Him at dawn and in the evening.(42)
  44. He it is who blesses you and also do His angels, to bring you forth from darkness into light; and He is Merciful to the Believers.(43)
  45. Their greeting, on the day they meet Him, will be `Peace'; and He has prepared for them a generous wage.(44)
  46. O Prophet, We have sent thee as a witness, a bearer of good news, a warner,(45)
  47. a summoner to God by His leave, and as an illuminating lamp.(46)
  48. And give thou good news to the Believers, that for them shall be a great bounty from God.(47)
  49. And do not obey the unbelievers and the hypocrites, and overlook hurt given by them, and trust in God; and God suffices as a care-taker.(48)
  50. O Believers, when you marry women, and then divorce them before you have touched them, you have no period to reckon against them; but give them some goods, and let them off gracefully.(49)
  51. O Prophet, We have made lawful for thee thy wives whom thou hast given their dowries; and those whom thy right hand owns out of the spoils of war that God has given thee; and daughters of thy paternal uncle, and daughters of thy paternal aunts, and daughters of thy maternal uncle, and daughters of thy maternal aunts, who have emigrated with thee, and any Believing woman, if she gives herself to the Prophet, provided the Prophet also desires to take her in marriage; it is exclusive for thee, apart from the Believers; We know what We have ordained for them concerning their wives and what their right hands own; it is so that there may be no blame on thee; and surely God is Forgiving, Merciful.(50)
  52. Thou mayest put off whom thou wilt out of them and mayest take to thee whom thou wilt; and if thou seekest any whom thou hast set aside, there is no blame on thee; thus it is likelier that their eyes will be cooled, and they will not be grieved, and all of them will be pleased with what thou givest them; and God knows what is in your hearts; and God is Knowing, Clement.(51)
  53. Women are not lawful to thee after this, nor that thou takest them in exchange for the wives, though their beauty may please thee, except what thy right hand owns; and God is watchful over everything.(52)
  54. O Believers, do not enter Prophet's houses, unless leave is given to you for a meal, without waiting for its cooking; but enter when you are invited; and when you have had the meal, disperse, not seeking to engage in talk; that hurts the Prophet, but he feels shy of you, but God feels not shy of the truth. And when you ask them (his wives) for any object, ask them from behind a curtain; that is cleaner for your hearts and their hearts; and it is not for you to hurt the Messenger of God, nor to marry his wives after him ever; that would be a grave thing in God's sight.(53)
  55. Whether you show a thing or hide it, surely God knows everything.(54)
  56. There is no blame on them (Prophet's wives) concerning their fathers, their sons, their brothers, their brothers' sons, their sisters' sons, their women, and what their right hands own; but fear God (you Prophet's wives); surely God is witness over everything.(55)
  57. God and His angels bless the Prophet; O Believers, bless you him, and pray him peace.(56)
  58. Those who hurt God and His Messenger, God has cursed them in this world and in the Hereafter, and has prepared for them a humiliating punishment.(57)
  59. And those who hurt the Believing men and Believing women, without their having earned it, they have surely taken upon them a calumny and a manifest sin.(58)
  60. O Prophet, say to thy wives, thy daughters and the women of the Believers to draw their veils close to them; that is more likely that they will be known and not hurt; and God is Forgiving, Merciful.(59)
  61. If the hypocrites, and those in whose hearts is sickness, and the agitators in the city do not give over, We shall urge thee against them, and then they will not remain therein as thy neighbours but little;(60)
  62. accursed, they shall be seized wherever they are come upon, and slaughtered all.(61)
  63. It was God's tradition with those who have passed away before, and thou shalt never find God's tradition changing.(62)
  64. They ask thee concerning the Hour. Say, `the knowledge of it is only with God;' and what shall make thee know if the Hour may be near!(63)
  65. God has cursed the unbelievers and has prepared for them a Blaze,(64)
  66. to dwell therein for ever, not finding any protector or helper.(65)
  67. On the day when their faces are turned about in the Fire, they shall say, `Ah, would that we had obeyed God and obeyed the Messenger.'(66)
  68. And they shall say, `our Lord, we obeyed our chiefs and our big ones, and they led us astray from the way.(67)
  69. Our Lord, give them double the punishment, and curse them with a big curse.'(68)
  70. O Believers, be not like those who hurt Moses, but God cleared him of what they said; and he was high-honoured with God.(69)
  71. O Believers, fear God, and speak the words that hit the mark,(70)
  72. He will set right your works and forgive you your sins; and whoso obeys God and His Messenger, has surely achieved a mighty triumph.(71)
  73. We offered the trust to the heavens and the earth and the mountains, and they refused to take it and feared it, but man took it; he was surely wrong-doer and utterly ignorant __(72)
  74. that God may punish the hypocrites, men and women, and idolaters, men and women; and God may turn to the Believers, men and women; and God is surely Forgiving, Merciful.(73)
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