[47.1] Those who disbelieve
and turn (men) from the way of Allah, He rendereth their actions
[47.2] 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
[47.3] 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.
[47.4] 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.
[47.5] He will guide them and improve their state,
[47.6] And bring them in unto the Garden which He hath made
known to them.
[47.7] O ye who believe! If ye help Allah, He will help you and
will make your foothold firm.
[47.8] And those who disbelieve, perdition is for them, and He
will make their actions vain.
[47.9] That is because they are averse to that which Allah hath
revealed, therefor maketh He their actions fruitless.
[47.10] 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
[47.11] That is because Allah is patron of those who believe,
and because the disbelievers have no patron.
[47.12] 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.
[47.13] And how many a township stronger than thy township (O
Muhammad) which hath cast thee out, have We destroyed, and they
had no helper!
[47.14] 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 ?
[47.15] 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 flavour 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 ?
[47.16] 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.
[47.17] While as for those who walk aright, He addeth to their
guidance, and giveth them their protection (against evil).
[47.18] 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
[47.19] 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.
[47.20] 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!
[47.21] Obedience and a civil word. Then, when the matter is
determined, if they are loyal to Allah it will be well for them.
[47.22] Would ye then, if ye were given the command, work
corruption in the land and sever your ties of kinship ?
[47.23] Such are they whom Allah curseth so that He deafeneth
them and maketh blind their eyes.
[47.24] Will they then not meditate on the Qur'an, or are there
locks on the hearts ?
[47.25] Lo! those who turn back after the guidance hath been
manifested unto them, Satan hath seduced them, and He giveth
them the rein.
[47.26] 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.
[47.27] Then how (will it be with them) when the angels gather
them, smiting their faces and their backs!
[47.28] That will be because they followed that which angereth
Allah, and hated that which pleaseth Him. Therefor He hath made
their actions vain.
[47.29] Or do those in whose hearts is a disease deem that Allah
will not bring to light their (secret) hates ?
[47.30] 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
[47.31] 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.
[47.32] 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
[47.33] O ye who believe! Obey Allah and obey the messenger, and
render not your actions vain.
[47.34] Lo! those who disbelieve and turn from the way of Allah
and then die disbelievers, Allah surely will not pardon them.
[47.35] 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.
[47.36] 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 wordly wealth.
[47.37] If He should ask it of you and importune you, ye would
hoard it, and He would bring to light your (secret) hates.
[47.38] 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.