[49.1] O ye who believe! Be
not forward in the presence of Allah and His messenger, and keep
your duty to Allah. Lo! Allah is Hearer, Knower.
[49.2] O ye who believe! Lift not up your voices above the voice
of the Prophet, nor shout when speaking to him as ye shout one
to another, lest your works be rendered vain while ye perceive
[49.3] Lo! they who subdue their voices in the presence of the
messenger of Allah, those are they whose hearts Allah hath
proven unto righteousness. Theirs will be forgiveness and
[49.4] Lo! those who call thee from behind the private
apartments, most of them have no sense.
[49.5] And if they had had patience till thou camest forth unto
them, it had been better for them. And Allah is Forgiving,
[49.6] O ye who believe! If an evil-liver bring you tidings,
verify it, lest ye smite some folk in ignorance and afterward
repent of what ye did.
[49.7] And know that the messenger of Allah is among you. If he
were to obey you in much of the government, ye would surely be
in trouble; but Allah hath endeared the faith to you and hath
beautified it in your hearts, and hath made disbelief and
lewdness and rebellion hateful unto you. Such are they who are
the rightly guided.
[49.8] (It is) a bounty and a grace from Allah; and Allah is
[49.9] And if two parties of believers fall to fighting, then
make peace between them. And if one party of them doeth wrong to
the other, fight ye that which doeth wrong till it return unto
the ordinance of Allah; then, if it return, make peace between
them justly, and act equitably. Lo! Allah loveth the equitable.
[49.10] The believers are naught else than brothers. Therefore
make peace between your brethren and observe your duty to Allah
that haply ye may obtain mercy.
[49.11] O ye who believe! Let not a folk deride a folk who may
be better than they (are), not let women (deride) women who may
be better than they are; neither defame one another, nor insult
one another by nicknames. Bad is the name of lewdness after
faith. And whoso turneth not in repentance, such are evil-doers.
[49.12] O ye who believe! Shun much suspicion; for lo! some
suspicion is a crime. And spy not, neither backbite one another.
Would one of you love to eat the flesh of his dead brother ? Ye
abhor that (so abhor the other)! And keep your duty (to Allah).
Lo! Allah is Relenting, Merciful.
[49.13] O mankind! Lo! We have created you male and female, and
have made you nations and tribes that ye may know one another.
Lo! the noblest of you, in the sight of Allah, is the best in
conduct. Lo! Allah is Knower, Aware.
[49.14] The wandering Arabs say: We believe. Say (unto them, O
Muhammad): Ye believe not, but rather say "We submit," for the
faith hath not yet entered into your hearts. Yet, if ye obey
Allah and His messenger, He will not withhold from you aught of
(the reward of) your deeds. Lo! Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.
[49.15] The (true) believers are those only who believe in Allah
and His messenger and afterward doubt not, but strive with their
wealth and their lives for the cause of Allah. Such are the
[49.16] Say (unto them, O Muhammad): Would ye teach Allah your
religion, when Allah knoweth all that is in the heavens and all
that is in the earth, and Allah is Aware of all things ?
[49.17] They make it a favour unto thee (Muhammad) that they
have surrendered (unto Him). Say: Deem not your Surrender a
favour unto me; but Allah doth confer a favour on you, inasmuch
as He hath led you to the Faith, if ye are earnest.
[49.18] Lo! Allah knoweth the Unseen of the heavens and the
earth. And Allah is Seer of what ye do.