[3.1] Alim. Lam. Mim.
[3.2] Allah! There is no God save Him, the Alive, the Eternal.
[3.3] He hath revealed unto thee (Muhammad) the Scripture with
truth, confirming that which was (revealed) before it, even as
He revealed the Torah and the Gospel.
[3.4] Aforetime, for a guidance to mankind; and hath revealed
the Criterion (of right and wrong). Lo! those who disbelieve the
revelations of Allah, theirs will be a heavy doom. Allah is
Mighty, Able to Requite (the wrong).
[3.5] Lo! nothing in the earth or in the heavens is hidden from
[3.6] He it is Who fashioneth you in the wombs as pleaseth Him.
There is no God save Him, the Almighty, the Wise.
[3.7] He it is Who hath revealed unto thee (Muhammad) the
Scripture wherein are clear revelations - they are the substance
of the Book - and others (which are) allegorical. But those in
whose hearts is doubt pursue, forsooth, that which is
allegorical seeking (to cause) dissension by seeking to explain
it. None knoweth its explanation save Allah. And those who are
of sound instruction say: We believe therein; the whole is from
our Lord; but only men of understanding really heed.
[3.8] Our Lord! Cause not our hearts to stray after Thou hast
guided us, and bestow upon us mercy from Thy Presence. Lo! Thou,
only Thou, art the Bestower.
[3.9] Our Lord! Lo! it is Thou Who gatherest mankind together to
a Day of which there is no doubt. Lo! Allah faileth not to keep
[3.10] (On that Day) neither the riches nor the progeny of those
who disbelieve will aught avail them with Allah. They will be
fuel for Fire.
[3.11] Like Pharaoh's folk and those who were before them, they
disbelieved Our revelations and so Allah seized them for their
sins. And Allah is severe in punishment.
[3.12] Say (O Muhammad) unto those who disbelieve: Ye shall be
overcome and gathered unto Hell, an evil resting-place.
[3.13] There was a token for you in two hosts which met: one
army fighting in the way of Allah, and another disbelieving,
whom they saw as twice their number, clearly, with their very
eyes. Thus Allah strengtheneth with His succour whom He will.
Lo! herein verily is a lesson for those who have eyes.
[3.14] Beautified for mankind is love of the joys (that come)
from women and offspring; and stored-up heaps of gold and
silver, and horses branded (with their mark), and cattle and
land. That is comfort of the life of the world. Allah! With Him
is a more excellent abode.
[3.15] Say: Shall I inform you of something better than that ?
For those who keep from evil, with their Lord, are Gardens
underneath which rivers flow wherein they will abide, and pure
companions, and contentment from Allah. Allah is Seer of His
[3.16] Those who say: Our Lord! Lo! we believe. So forgive us
our sins and guard us from the punishment of Fire;
[3.17] The steadfast, and the truthful, and the obedient, those
who spend (and hoard not), those who pray for pardon in the
watches of the night.
[3.18] Allah (Himself) is Witness that there is no God save Him.
And the angels and the men of learning (too are witness).
Maintaining His creation in justice, there is no God save Him
the Almighty, the Wise.
[3.19] Lo! religion with Allah (is) the Surrender (to His Will
and Guidance). Those who (formerly) received the Scripture
differed only after knowledge came unto them, through
transgression among themselves. Whoso disbelieveth the
revelations of Allah (will find that) lo! Allah is swift at
[3.20] And if they argue with thee, (O Muhammad), say: I have
surrendered my purpose to Allah and (so have) those who follow
me. And say unto those who have received the Scripture and those
who read not: Have ye (too) surrendered ? If they surrender,
then truly they are rightly guided, and if they turn away, then
it is thy duty only to convey the message (unto them). Allah is
Seer of (His) bondmen.
[3.21] Lo! those who disbelieve the revelations of Allah, and
slay the prophets wrongfully, and slay those of mankind who
enjoin equity: promise them a painful doom.
[3.22] Those are they whose works have failed in the world and
the Hereafter; and they have no helpers.
[3.23] Hast thou not seen how those who have received a portion
of the Scripture invoke the Scripture of Allah (in their
disputes) that it may judge between them; then a faction of them
turn away, being opposed (to it) ?
[3.24] That is because they say: The Fire will not touch us save
for a certain number of days. That which they used to invent
hath deceived them regarding their religion.
[3.25] How (will it be with them) when We have brought them all
together to a Day of which there is no doubt, when every soul
will be paid in full what it hath earned, and they will not be
[3.26] Say: O Allah! Owner of Sovereignty! Thou givest
sovereignty unto whom Thou wilt, and Thou withdrawest
sovereignty from whom Thou wilt. Thou exaltest whom Thou wilt,
and Thou abasest whom Thou wilt. In Thy hand is the good. Lo!
Thou art Able to do all things.
[3.27] Thou causest the night to pass into the day, and Thou
causest the day to pass into the night. And Thou bringest forth
the living from the dead, and Thou bringest forth the dead from
the living. And Thou givest sustenance to whom Thou choosest,
[3.28] Let not the believers take disbelievers for their friends
in preference to believers. Whoso doeth that hath no connection
with Allah unless (it be) that ye but guard yourselves against
them, taking (as it were) security. Allah biddeth you beware
(only) of Himself. Unto Allah is the journeying.
[3.29] Say, (O Muhammad): Whether ye hide that which is in your
breasts or reveal it, Allah knoweth it. He knoweth that which is
in the heavens and that which is in the earth, and Allah is Able
to do all things.
[3.30] On the Day when every soul will find itself confronted
with all that it hath done of good and all that it hath done of
evil (every soul) will long that there might be a mighty space
of distance between it and that (evil). Allah biddeth you beware
of Him. And Allah is Full of Pity for (His) bondmen.
[3.31] Say, (O Muhammad, to mankind): If ye love Allah, follow
me; Allah will love you and forgive you your sins. Allah is
[3.32] Say: Obey Allah and the messenger. But if they turn away,
lo! Allah loveth not the disbelievers (in His guidance).
[3.33] Lo! Allah preferred Adam and Noah and the Family of
Abraham and the Family of 'Imran above (all His) creatures.
[3.34] They were descendants one of another. Allah is Hearer,
[3.35] (Remember) when the wife of 'Imran said: My Lord! I have
vowed unto Thee that which is in my belly as a consecrated
(offering). Accept it from me. Lo! Thou, only Thou, art the
Hearer, the Knower!
[3.36] And when she was delivered she said: My Lord! Lo! I am
delivered of a female - Allah knew best of what she was
delivered - the male is not as the female; and lo! I have named
her Mary, and lo! I crave Thy protection for her and for her
offspring from Satan the outcast.
[3.37] And her Lord accepted her with full acceptance and
vouchsafed to her a goodly growth; and made Zachariah her
guardian. Whenever Zachariah went into the sanctuary where she
was, he found that she had food. He said: O Mary! Whence cometh
unto thee this (food) ? She answered: It is from Allah. Allah
giveth without stint to whom He will.
[3.38] Then Zachariah prayed unto his Lord and said: My Lord!
Bestow upon me of Thy bounty goodly offspring. Lo! Thou art the
Hearer of Prayer.
[3.39] And the angels called to him as he stood praying in the
sanctuary: Allah giveth thee glad tidings of (a son whose name
is) John, (who cometh) to confirm a word from Allah lordly,
chaste, a prophet of the righteous.
[3.40] He said: My Lord! How can I have a son when age hath
overtaken me already and my wife is barren ? (The angel)
answered: So (it will be). Allah doeth what He will.
[3.41] He said: My Lord! Appoint a token for me. (The angel)
said: The token unto thee (shall be) that thou shalt not speak
unto mankind three days except by signs. Remember thy Lord much,
and praise (Him) in the early hours of night and morning.
[3.42] And when the angels said: O Mary! Lo! Allah hath chosen
thee and made thee pure, and hath preferred thee above (all) the
women of creation.
[3.43] O Mary! Be obedient to thy Lord, prostrate thyself and
bow with those who bow (in worship).
[3.44] This is of the tidings of things hidden. We reveal it
unto thee (Muhammad). Thou wast not present with them when they
threw their pens (to know) which of them should be the guardian
of Mary, nor wast thou present with them when they quarrelled
[3.45] (And remember) when the angels said: O Mary! Lo! Allah
giveth thee glad tidings of a word from him, whose name is the
Messiah, Jesus, son of Mary, illustrious in the world and the
Hereafter, and one of those brought near (unto Allah).
[3.46] He will speak unto mankind in his cradle and in his
manhood, and he is of the righteous.
[3.47] She said: My Lord! How can I have a child when no mortal
hath touched me ? He said: So (it will be). Allah createth what
He will. If He decreeth a thing, He saith unto it only: Be! and
[3.48] And He will teach him the Scripture and wisdom, and the
Torah and the Gospel,
[3.49] And will make him a messenger unto the Children of
Israel, (saying): Lo! I come unto you with a sign from your
Lord. Lo! I fashion for you out of clay the likeness of a bird,
and I breathe into it and it is a bird, by Allah's leave. I heal
him who was born blind, and the leper, and I raise the dead, by
Allah's leave. And I announce unto you what ye eat and what ye
store up in your houses. Lo! herein verily is a portent for you,
if ye are to be believers.
[3.50] And (I come) confirming that which was before me of the
Torah, and to make lawful some of that which was forbidden unto
you. I come unto you with a sign from your Lord, so keep your
duty to Allah and obey me.
[3.51] Lo! Allah is my Lord and your Lord, so worship Him. That
is a straight path.
[3.52] But when Jesus became conscious of their disbelief, he
cried: Who will be my helpers in the cause of Allah ? The
disciples said: We will be Allah's helpers. We believe in Allah,
and bear thou witness that we have surrendered (unto Him).
[3.53] Our Lord! We believe in that which Thou hast revealed and
we follow him whom Thou hast sent. Enrol us among those who
witness (to the truth).
[3.54] And they (the disbelievers) schemed, and Allah schemed
(against them): and Allah is the best of schemers.
[3.55] (And remember) when Allah said: O Jesus! Lo! I am
gathering thee and causing thee to ascend unto Me, and am
cleansing thee of those who disbelieve and am setting those who
follow thee above those who disbelieve until the Day of
Resurrection. Then unto Me ye will (all) return, and I shall
judge between you as to that wherein ye used to differ.
[3.56] As for those who disbelieve I shall chastise them with a
heavy chastisement in the world and the Hereafter; and they will
have no helpers.
[3.57] And as for those who believe and do good works, He will
pay them their wages in full. Allah loveth not wrong-doers.
[3.58] This (which) We recite unto thee is a revelation and a
[3.59] Lo! the likeness of Jesus with Allah is as the likeness
of Adam. He created him of dust, then He said unto him: Be! and
[3.60] (This is) the truth from thy Lord (O Muhammad), so be not
thou of those who waver.
[3.61] And whoso disputeth with thee concerning him, after the
knowledge which hath come unto thee, say (unto him): Come! We
will summon our sons and your sons, and our women and your
women, and ourselves and yourselves, then we will pray humbly
(to our Lord) and (solemnly) invoke the curse of Allah upon
those who lie.
[3.62] Lo! This verily is the true narrative. There is no God
save Allah, and lo! Allah, He verily is, is the Mighty, the
[3.63] And if they turn away, then lo! Allah is Aware of (who
are) the corrupters.
[3.64] Say: O People of the Scripture! Come to an agreement
between us and you: that we shall worship none but Allah, and
that we shall ascribe no partner unto Him, and that none of us
shall take others for lords beside Allah. And if they turn away,
then say: Bear witness that we are they who have surrendered
[3.65] O People of the Scripture! Why will ye argue about
Abraham, when the Torah and the Gospel were not revealed till
after him ? Have ye then no sense ?
[3.66] Lo! ye are those who argue about that whereof ye have
some knowledge: Why then argue ye concerning that whereof ye
have no knowledge ? Allah knoweth. Ye know not.
[3.67] Abraham was not a Jew, nor yet a Christian; but he was an
upright man who had surrendered (to Allah), and he was not of
[3.68] Lo! those of mankind who have the best claim to Abraham
are those who followed him, and this Prophet and those who
believe (with him); and Allah is the Protecting Guardian of the
[3.69] A party of the People of the Scripture long to make you
go astray; and they make none to go astray except themselves,
but they perceive not.
[3.70] O People of the Scripture! Why disbelieve ye in the
revelations of Allah, when ye (yourselves) bear witness (to
their truth) ?
[3.71] O People of the Scripture! Why confound ye truth with
falsehood and knowingly conceal the truth ?
[3.72] And a party of the People of the Scripture say: Believe
in that which hath been revealed unto those who believe at the
opening of the day, and disbelieve at the end thereof, in order
that they may return;
[3.73] And believe not save in one who followeth your religion -
Say (O Muhammad): Lo! the guidance is Allah's Guidance - that
anyone is given the like of that which was given unto you or
that they may argue with you in the presence of their Lord. Say
(O Muhammad): Lo! the bounty is in Allah's hand. He bestoweth it
on whom He will. Allah is All-Embracing, All-Knowing.
[3.74] He selecteth for His mercy whom He will. Allah is of
[3.75] Among the People of the Scripture there is he who, if
thou trust him with a weight of treasure, will return it to
thee. And among them there is he who, if thou trust him with a
piece of gold, will not return it to thee unless thou keep
standing over him. That is because they say: We have no duty to
the Gentiles. They speak a lie concerning Allah knowingly.
[3.76] Nay, but (the chosen of Allah is) he who fulfilleth his
pledge and wardeth off (evil); for lo! Allah loveth those who
ward off (evil).
[3.77] Lo! those who purchase a small gain at the cost of
Allah's covenant and their oaths, they have no portion in the
Hereafter. Allah will neither speak to them nor look upon them
on the Day of Resurrection, nor will He make them grow. Theirs
will be a painful doom.
[3.78] And lo! there is a party of them who distort the
Scripture with their tongues, that ye may think that what they
say is from the Scripture, when it is not from the Scripture.
And they say: It is from Allah, when it is not from Allah; and
they speak a lie concerning Allah knowingly.
[3.79] It is not (possible) for any human being unto whom Allah
had given the Scripture and wisdom and the prophethood that he
should afterwards have said unto mankind: Be slaves of me
instead of Allah; but (what he said was): Be ye faithful
servants of the Lord by virtue of your constant teaching of the
Scripture and of your constant study thereof.
[3.80] And he commanded you not that ye should take the angels
and the prophets for lords. Would he command you to disbelieve
after ye had surrendered (to Allah) ?
[3.81] When Allah made (His) covenant with the prophets, (He
said): Behold that which I have given you of the Scripture and
knowledge. And afterward there will come unto you a messenger,
confirming that which ye possess. Ye shall believe in him and ye
shall help him. He said: Do ye agree, and will ye take up My
burden (which I lay upon you) in this (matter) ? They answered:
We agree. He said: Then bear ye witness. I will be a witness
[3.82] Then whosoever after this shall turn away: they will be
[3.83] Seek they other than the religion of Allah, when unto Him
submitteth whosoever is in the heavens and the earth, willingly
or unwillingly, and unto Him they will be returned.
[3.84] Say (O Muhammad): We believe in Allah and that which is
revealed unto us and that which was revealed unto Abraham and
Ishmael and Isaac and Jacob and the tribes, and that which was
vouchsafed unto Moses and Jesus and the prophets from their
Lord. We make no distinction between any of them, and unto Him
we have surrendered.
[3.85] And whoso seeketh as religion other than the Surrender
(to Allah) it will not be accepted from him, and he will be a
loser in the Hereafter.
[3.86] How shall Allah guide a people who disbelieved after
their belief and (after) they bore witness that the messenger is
true and after clear proofs (of Allah's Sovereignty) had come
unto them. And Allah guideth not wrongdoing folk.
[3.87] As for such, their guerdon is that on them rests the
curse of Allah and of angels and of men combined.
[3.88] They will abide therein. Their doom will not be
lightened, neither will they be reprieved;
[3.89] Save those who afterward repent and do right. Lo! Allah
is Forgiving, Merciful.
[3.90] Lo! those who disbelieve after their (profession of)
belief, and afterward grow violent in disbelief: their
repentance will not be accepted. And such are those who are
[3.91] Lo! those who disbelieve, and die in disbelief, the
(whole) earth full of gold would not be accepted from such an
one if it were offered as a ransom (for his soul). Theirs will
be a painful doom and they will have no helpers.
[3.92] Ye will not attain unto piety until ye spend of that
which ye love. And whatsoever ye spend, Allah is Aware thereof.
[3.93] All food was lawful unto the Children of Israel, save
that which Israel forbade himself, (in days) before the Torah
was revealed. Say: Produce the Torah and read it (unto us) if ye
[3.94] And whoever shall invent a falsehood after that
concerning Allah, such will be wrong-doers.
[3.95] Say: Allah speaketh truth. So follow the religion of
Abraham, the upright. He was not of the idolaters.
[3.96] Lo! the first Sanctuary appointed for mankind was that at
Becca, a blessed place, a guidance to the peoples;
[3.97] Wherein are plain memorials (of Allah's guidance); the
place where Abraham stood up to pray; and whosoever entereth it
is safe. And pilgrimage to the House is a duty unto Allah for
mankind, for him who can find a way thither. As for him who
disbelieveth, (let him know that) lo! Allah is Independent of
[3.98] Say: O People of the Scripture! Why disbelieve ye in the
revelations of Allah, when Allah (Himself) is Witness of what ye
[3.99] Say: O People of the Scripture! Why drive ye back
believers from the way of Allah, seeking to make it crooked,
when ye are witnesses (to Allah's guidance) ? Allah is not
unaware of what ye do.
[3.100] O ye who believe! If ye obey a party of those who have
received the Scripture they will make you disbelievers after
[3.101] How can ye disbelieve, when it is ye unto whom Allah's
revelations are recited, and His messenger is in your midst ? He
who holdeth fast to Allah, he indeed is guided unto a right
[3.102] O ye who believe! Observe your duty to Allah with right
observance, and die not save as those who have surrendered (unto
[3.103] And hold fast, all of you together, to the cable of
Allah, and do not separate. And remember Allah's favour unto
you: How ye were enemies and He made friendship between your
hearts so that ye became as brothers by His grace; and (how) ye
were upon the brink of an abyss of fire, and He did save you
from it. Thus Allah maketh clear His revelations unto you, that
haply ye may be guided,
[3.104] And there may spring from you a nation who invite to
goodness, and enjoin right conduct and forbid indecency. Such
are they who are successful.
[3.105] And be ye not as those who separated and disputed after
the clear proofs had come unto them. For such there is an awful
[3.106] On the Day when (some) faces will be whitened and (some)
faces will be blackened; and as for those whose faces have been
blackened, it will be said unto them: Disbelieved ye after your
(profession of) belief ? Then taste the punishment for that ye
[3.107] And as for those whose faces have been whitened, in the
mercy of Allah they dwell for ever.
[3.108] These are revelations of Allah. We recite them unto thee
in truth. Allah willeth no injustice to (His) creatures.
[3.109] Unto Allah belongeth whatsoever is in the heavens and
whatsoever is in the earth; and unto Allah all things are
[3.110] Ye are the best community that hath been raised up for
mankind. Ye enjoin right conduct and forbid indecency; and ye
believe in Allah. And if the People of the Scripture had
believed it had been better for them. Some of them are
believers; but most of them are evil-livers.
[3.111] They will not harm you save a trifling hurt, and if they
fight against you they will turn and flee. And afterward they
will not be helped.
[3.112] Ignominy shall be their portion wheresoever they are
found save (where they grasp) a rope from Allah and a rope from
men. They have incurred anger from their Lord, and wretchedness
is laid upon them. That is because they used to disbelieve the
revelations of Allah, and slew the prophets wrongfully. That is
because they were rebellious and used to transgress.
[3.113] They are not all alike. Of the People of the Scripture
there is a staunch community who recite the revelations of Allah
in the night season, falling prostrate (before Him).
[3.114] They believe in Allah and the Last Day, and enjoin right
conduct and forbid indecency, and vie one with another in good
works. These are of the righteous.
[3.115] And whatever good they do, they will not be denied the
meed thereof. Allah is Aware of those who ward off (evil).
[3.116] Lo! the riches and the progeny of those who disbelieve
will not avail them aught against Allah; and such are rightful
owners of the Fire. They will abide therein.
[3.117] The likeness of that which they spend in this life of
the world is as the likeness of a biting, icy wind which smiteth
the harvest of a people who have wronged themselves, and
devastateth it. Allah wronged them not, but they do wrong
[3.118] O ye who believe! Take not for intimates others than
your own folk, who would spare no pains to ruin you; they love
to hamper you. Hatred is revealed by (the utterance of) their
mouths, but that which their breasts hide is greater. We have
made plain for you the revelations if ye will understand.
[3.119] Lo! ye are those who love them though they love you not,
and ye believe in all the Scripture. When they fall in with you
they say: We believe; but when they go apart they bite their
finger-tips at you, for rage. Say: Perish in your rage! Lo!
Allah is Aware of what is hidden in (your) breasts.
[3.120] If a lucky chance befall you, it is evil unto them, and
if disaster strike you they rejoice thereat. But if ye persevere
and keep from evil their guile will never harm you. Lo! Allah is
Surrounding what they do.
[3.121] And when thou settedst forth at daybreak from thy
housefolk to assign to the believers their positions for the
battle, Allah was Hearer, Knower.
[3.122] When two parties of you almost fell away, and Allah was
their Protecting Friend. In Allah let believers put their trust.
[3.123] Allah had already given you the victory at Badr, when ye
were contemptible. So observe your duty to Allah in order that
ye may be thankful.
[3.124] When thou didst say unto the believers: Is it not
sufficient for you that your Lord should support you with three
thousand angels sent down (to your help) ?
[3.125] Nay, but if ye persevere, and keep from evil, and (the
enemy) attack you suddenly, your Lord will help you with five
thousand angels sweeping on.
[3.126] Allah ordained this only as a message of good cheer for
you, and that thereby your hearts might be at rest - Victory
cometh only from Allah, the Mighty, the Wise -
[3.127] That He may cut off a part of those who disbelieve, or
overwhelm them so that they retire, frustrated.
[3.128] It is no concern at all of thee (Muhammad) whether He
relent toward them or punish them; for they are evil-doers.
[3.129] Unto Allah belongeth whatsoever is in the heavens and
whatsoever is in the earth. He forgiveth whom He will, and
punisheth whom He will. Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.
[3.130] O ye who believe! Devour not usury, doubling and
quadrupling (the sum lent). Observe your duty to Allah, that ye
may be successful.
[3.131] And ward off (from yourselves) the Fire prepared for
[3.132] And obey Allah and the messenger, that ye may find
[3.133] And vie one with another for forgiveness from your Lord,
and for a paradise as wide as are the heavens and the earth,
prepared for those who ward off (evil);
[3.134] Those who spend (of that which Allah hath given them) in
ease and in adversity, those who control their wrath and are
forgiving toward mankind; Allah loveth the good;
[3.135] And those who, when they do an evil thing or wrong
themselves, remember Allah and implore forgiveness for their
sins - Who forgiveth sins save Allah only ? - and will not
knowingly repeat (the wrong) they did.
[3.136] The reward of such will be forgiveness from their Lord,
and Gardens underneath which rivers flow, wherein they will
abide for ever - a bountiful reward for workers!
[3.137] Systems have passed away before you. Do but travel in
the land and see the nature of the consequence for those who did
deny (the messengers).
[3.138] This is a declaration for mankind, a guidance and an
admonition unto those who ward off (evil)
[3.139] Faint not nor grieve, for ye will overcome them if ye
are (indeed) believers.
[3.140] If ye have received a blow, the (disbelieving) people
have received a blow the like thereof. These are (only) the
vicissitudes which We cause to follow one another for mankind,
to the end that Allah may know those who believe and may choose
witnesses from among you; and Allah loveth not wrong-doers.
[3.141] And that Allah may prove those who believe, and may
blight the disbelievers.
[3.142] Or deemed ye that ye would enter paradise while yet
Allah knoweth not those of you who really strive, nor knoweth
those (of you) who are steadfast ?
[3.143] And verily ye used to wish for death before ye met it
(in the field). Now ye have seen it with your eyes!
[3.144] Muhammad is but a messenger, messengers (the like of
whom) have passed away before him. Will it be that, when he
dieth or is slain, ye will turn back on your heels ? He who
turneth back on his heels doth no hurt to Allah, and Allah will
reward the thankful.
[3.145] No soul can ever die except by Allah's leave and at a
term appointed. Whoso desireth the reward of the world, We
bestow on him thereof; and whoso desireth the reward of the
Hereafter, We bestow on him thereof. We shall reward the
[3.146] And with how many a prophet have there been a number of
devoted men who fought (beside him). They quailed not for aught
that befell them in the way of Allah, nor did they weaken, nor
were they brought low. Allah loveth the steadfast.
[3.147] Their cry was only that they said: Our Lord! forgive us
for our sins and wasted efforts, make our foothold sure, and
give us victory over the disbelieving folk.
[3.148] So Allah gave them the reward of the world and the good
reward of the Hereafter. Allah loveth those whose deeds are
[3.149] O ye who believe! if ye obey those who disbelieve, they
will make you turn back on your heels, and ye turn back as
[3.150] But Allah is your Protector, and He is the Best of
[3.151] We shall cast terror into the hearts of those who
disbelieve because they ascribe unto Allah partners, for which
no warrant hath been revealed. Their habitation is the Fire, and
hapless the abode of the wrong-doers.
[3.152] Allah verily made good His promise unto you when ye
routed them by His leave, until (the moment) when your courage
failed you, and ye disagreed about the order and ye disobeyed,
after He had shown you that for which ye long. Some of you
desired the world, and some of you desired the Hereafter.
Therefore He made you flee from them, that He might try you. Yet
now He hath forgiven you. Allah is a Lord of Kindness to
[3.153] When ye climbed (the hill) and paid no heed to anyone,
while the messenger, in your rear, was calling you (to fight).
Therefor He rewarded you grief for (his) grief, that (He might
teach) you not to sorrow either for that which ye missed or for
that which befell you. Allah is Informed of what ye do.
[3.154] Then, after grief, He sent down security for you. As
slumber did it overcome a party of you, while (the other) party,
who were anxious on their own account, thought wrongly of Allah,
the thought of ignorance. They said: Have we any part in the
cause ? Say (O Muhammad): The cause belongeth wholly to Allah.
They hide within themselves (a thought) which they reveal not
unto thee, saying: Had we had any part in the cause we should
not have been slain here. Say: Even though ye had been in your
houses, those appointed to be slain would have gone forth to the
places where they were to lie. (All this hath been) in order
that Allah might try what is in your breasts and prove what is
in your hearts. Allah is Aware of what is hidden in the breasts
[3.155] Lo! those of you who turned back on the day when the two
hosts met, Satan alone it was who caused them to backslide,
because of some of that which they have earned. Now Allah hath
forgiven them. Lo! Allah is Forgiving, Clement.
[3.156] O ye who believe! Be not as those who disbelieved and
said of their brethren who went abroad in the land or were
fighting in the field: If they had been (here) with us they
would not have died or been killed: that Allah may make it
anguish in their hearts. Allah giveth life and causeth death;
and Allah is Seer of what ye do.
[3.157] And what though ye be slain in Allah's way or die
therein ? Surely pardon from Allah and mercy are better than all
that they amass.
[3.158] What though ye be slain or die, when unto Allah ye are
[3.159] It was by the mercy of Allah that thou wast lenient with
them (O Muhammad), for if thou hadst been stern and fierce of
heart they would have dispersed from round about thee. So pardon
them and ask forgiveness for them and consult with them upon the
conduct of affairs. And when thou art resolved, then put thy
trust in Allah. Lo! Allah loveth those who put their trust (in
[3.160] If Allah is your helper none can overcome you, and if He
withdraw His help from you, who is there who can help you after
Him ? In Allah let believers put their trust.
[3.161] It is not for any prophet to embezzle. Whoso embezzleth
will bring what he embezzled with him on the Day of
Resurrection. Then every soul will be paid in full what it hath
earned; and they will not be wronged.
[3.162] Is one who followeth the pleasure of Allah as one who
hath earned condemnation from Allah, whose habitation is the
Fire, a hapless journey's end ?
[3.163] There are degrees (of grace and reprobation) with Allah,
and Allah is Seer of what they do.
[3.164] Allah verily hath shown grace to the believers by
sending unto them a messenger of their own who reciteth unto
them His revelations, and causeth them to grow, and teacheth
them the Scripture and wisdom; although before (he came to them)
they were in flagrant error.
[3.165] And was it so, when a disaster smote you, though ye had
smitten (them with a disaster) twice (as great), that ye said:
How is this ? Say (unto them, O Muhammad): It is from
yourselves. Lo! Allah is Able to do all things.
[3.166] That which befell you, on the day when the two armies
met, was by permission of Allah; that He might know the true
[3.167] And that He might know the hypocrites, unto whom it was
said: Come, fight in the way of Allah, or defend yourselves.
They answered: If we knew aught of fighting we would follow you.
On that day they were nearer disbelief than faith. They utter
with their mouths a thing which is not in their hearts. Allah is
Best Aware of what they hide.
[3.168] Those who, while they sat at home, said of their
brethren (who were fighting for the cause of Allah): If they had
been guided by us they would not have been slain. Say (unto
them, O Muhammad): Then avert death from yourselves if ye are
[3.169] Think not of those, who are slain in the way of Allah,
as dead. Nay, they are living. With their Lord they have
[3.170] Jubilant (are they) because of that which Allah hath
bestowed upon them of His bounty, rejoicing for the sake of
those who have not joined them but are left behind: That there
shall no fear come upon them neither shall they grieve.
[3.171] They rejoice because of favour from Allah and kindness,
and that Allah wasteth not the wage of the believers.
[3.172] As for those who heard the call of Allah and His
messenger after the harm befell them (in the fight); for such of
them as do right and ward off (evil), there is great reward.
[3.173] Those unto whom men said: Lo! the people have gathered
against you, therefor fear them. (The threat of danger) but
increased the faith of them and they cried: Allah is Sufficient
for us! Most Excellent is He in Whom we trust!
[3.174] So they returned with grace and favour from Allah, and
no harm touched them. They followed the good pleasure of Allah,
and Allah is of Infinite Bounty.
[3.175] It is only the devil who would make (men) fear his
partisans. Fear them not; fear Me, if ye are true believers.
[3.176] Let not their conduct grieve thee, who run easily to
disbelief, for lo! they injure Allah not at all. It is Allah's
Will to assign them no portion in the Hereafter, and theirs will
be an awful doom.
[3.177] Those who purchase disbelief at the price of faith harm
Allah not at all, but theirs will be a painful doom.
[3.178] And let not those who disbelieve imagine that the rein
We give them bodeth good unto their souls. We only give them
rein that they may grow in sinfulness. And theirs will be a
[3.179] It is not (the purpose) of Allah to leave you in your
present state till He shall separate the wicked from the good.
And it is not (the purpose of) Allah to let you know the Unseen.
But Allah chooseth of His messengers whom He will, (to receive
knowledge thereof). So believe in Allah and His messengers. If
ye believe and ward off (evil), yours will be a vast reward.
[3.180] And let not those who hoard up that which Allah hath
bestowed upon them of His bounty think that it is better for
them. Nay, it is worse for them. That which they hoard will be
their collar on the Day of Resurrection. Allah's is the heritage
of the heavens and the earth, and Allah is Informed of what ye
[3.181] Verily Allah heard the saying of those who said, (when
asked for contributions to the war): "Allah, forsooth, is poor,
and we are rich!" We shall record their saying with their
slaying of the prophets wrongfully and We shall say: Taste ye
the punishment of burning!
[3.182] This is on account of that which your own hands have
sent before (you to the judgment). Allah is no oppressor of
[3.183] (The same are) those who say: Lo! Allah hath charged us
that we believe not in any messenger until he bring us an
offering which fire (from heaven) shall devour. Say (unto them,
O Muhammad): Messengers came unto you before me with miracles,
and with that (very miracle) which ye describe. Why then did ye
slay them ? (Answer that) if ye are truthful!
[3.184] And if they deny thee, even so did they deny messengers
who were before thee, who came with miracles and with the Psalms
and with the Scripture giving light.
[3.185] Every soul will taste of death. And ye will be paid on
the Day of Resurrection only that which ye have fairly earned.
Whoso is removed from the Fire and is made to enter paradise, he
indeed is triumphant. The life of this world is but comfort of
[3.186] Assuredly ye will be tried in your property and in your
persons, and ye will hear much wrong from those who were given
the Scripture before you, and from the idolaters. But if ye
persevere and ward off (evil), then that is of the steadfast
heart of things.
[3.187] And (remember) when Allah laid a charge on those who had
received the Scripture (He said): Ye are to expound it to
mankind and not to hide it. But they flung it behind their backs
and bought thereby a little gain. Verily evil is that which they
have gained thereby.
[3.188] Think not that those who exult in what they have given,
and love to be praised for what they have not done - Think not,
they are in safety from the doom. A painful doom is theirs.
[3.189] Unto Allah belongeth the Sovereignty of the heavens and
the earth. Allah is Able to do all things.
[3.190] Lo! In the creation of the heavens and the earth and
(in) the difference of night and day are tokens (of His
Sovereignty) for men of understanding,
[3.191] Such as remember Allah, standing, sitting, and
reclining, and consider the creation of the heavens and the
earth, (and say): Our Lord! Thou createdst not this in vain.
Glory be to Thee! Preserve us from the doom of Fire.
[3.192] Our Lord! Whom Thou causest to enter the Fire: him
indeed Thou hast confounded. For evil-doers there will be no
[3.193] Our Lord! Lo! we have heard a crier calling unto Faith:
"Believe ye in your Lord!" So we believed. Our Lord! Therefor
forgive us our sins, and remit from us our evil deeds, and make
us die the death of the righteous.
[3.194] Our Lord! And give us that which Thou hast promised to
us by Thy messengers. Confound us not upon the Day of
Resurrection. Lo! Thou breakest not the tryst.
[3.195] And their Lord hath heard them (and He saith): Lo! I
suffer not the work of any worker, male or female, to be lost.
Ye proceed one from another. So those who fled and were driven
forth from their homes and suffered damage for My cause, and
fought and were slain, verily I shall remit their evil deeds
from them and verily I shall bring them into Gardens underneath
which rivers flow - A reward from Allah. And with Allah is the
fairest of rewards.
[3.196] Let not the vicissitude (of the success) of those who
disbelieve, in the land, deceive thee (O Muhammad).
[3.197] It is but a brief comfort. And afterward their
habitation will be hell, an ill abode.
[3.198] But those who keep their duty to their Lord, for them
are Gardens underneath which rivers flow, wherein they will be
safe for ever. A gift of welcome from their Lord. That which
Allah hath in store is better for the righteous.
[3.199] And lo! of the People of the Scripture there are some
who believe in Allah and that which is revealed unto you and
that which was revealed unto them, humbling themselves before
Allah. They purchase not a trifling gain at the price of the
revelations of Allah. Verily their reward is with their Lord.
Lo! Allah is swift to take account.
[3.200] O ye who believe! Endure, outdo all others in endurance,
be ready, and observe your duty to Allah, in order that ye may