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The Lord Complete Holy Book (The Quran)

in English Audio Spoken by J.D. Hall

Translated by Malik

 

Now Playing # (47) Muhammad

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In the name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful

SECTION: 1
Those who disbelieve and obstruct Allah's Way, He will render their deeds fruitless.[1] As for those who believe and do good deeds and believe in what is revealed to Muhammad - the truth from their Rabb - He will remove from them their evils and improve their condition.[2] This is because the unbelievers follow falsehood, while the believers follow the truth from their Rabb. Thus, Allah cites their similitudes for mankind.[3]

47:[1-3]


Allah voids the deeds of the disbelievers

Therefore, when you meet the unbelievers in the battlefield smite their necks and, when you have thoroughly subdued them, then take prisoners of war and bind them firmly. After the war lays down its burdens, then you have the choice whether you show them favor or accept ransom. Thus are you commanded. If Allah wanted, He Himself could have punished them; but He adopted this way so that He may test some of you by means of others. As for those who are slain in the cause of Allah, He will never let their deeds be lost.[4] Soon He will guide them, improve their condition[5] and admit them to the paradise which He has announced for them.[6]

47:[4-6]

In case of war, thoroughly subdue the unbelievers before taking prisoners of war

O believers! If you help the cause of Allah, He will help you and establish your feet firmly.[7] As for the unbelievers, they shall be consigned to perdition, and He will bring their deeds to nothing.[8] That is because they hate the revelations of Allah; therefore, He rendered their deeds fruitless.[9] Have they not traveled through the land and seen what was the end of those who have gone before them? Allah destroyed them utterly and a similar fate awaits these unbelievers.[10] This is because Allah is the Protector of the believers while the unbelievers have no protector.[11]

47:[7-11]

If you help the cause of Allah, Allah will help and protect you

SECTION: 2
Surely Allah will admit those who believe and do good deeds to gardens beneath which rivers flow. While those who are unbelievers, they are to enjoy only this life and eat as cattle eat; but in the hereafter, the fire shall be their abode.[12] How many cities which were mightier than your city which has driven you out, have We destroyed for their disbelief, and there was none to save them?[13] Can he who follows the clear guidance from his Rabb be compared to him who is led by his own desires and whose foul deeds seem fair to him?[14]

47:[12-14]


The believers do not follow their own desires

Here is the parable of the paradise which the righteous have been promised: it has rivers the water of which will never be stagnant, rivers of milk whose taste never changes, rivers of wine delicious to those who drink, and rivers of honey pure and clear. In it they will have all kinds of fruits, as well as forgiveness from their Rabb. Can such people be compared to those who shall dwell in hell forever, and they will be given scalding water which will cut their intestines into pieces?[15]

47:[15]

Parable of paradise and hell

Some of them indeed listen to you but no sooner do they leave your presence than they ask those endowed with knowledge: “What was it that he said just now?” Such are the men upon whose hearts Allah has set a seal, and who follow their own desires.[16] As for those who follow the Right Way, Allah will increase their guidance and bestow on them their righteousness.[17] Are they waiting for the Hour of Doom to overtake them all of a sudden? Do they not know that its signs have already come and when it will actually overtake them, what chance will they have to benefit by this admonition?[18] Therefore, you should know that there is no god but Allah; implore Him to forgive your sins and to forgive the believing men and believing women; for Allah knows your activities and your resting places.[19]

47:[16-19]

Hypocrites are those on whose heart Allah has set a seal

SECTION: 3
The believers were asking: “Why is not a Sürah revealed allowing us to fight?” But when a decisive Sürah carrying the order of allowing them to fight is revealed, you saw those in whose hearts was a disease looking at you like the one under the shadow of death. Woe to them![20] On their tongues is the promise of obedience and good talk, so if they would have proved their promise with Allah when the final command was given, it would have been better for them.[21] Now what can be expected of you if you are put in authority, other than to do evil in the land and violate the ties of blood.[22] Such are those whom Allah has cursed and made them deaf and blinded their sight.[23] Will they not ponder upon the Qur’an? Are there locks upon their hearts?[24] Those who turn back to unbelief after the guidance has become clear are seduced by Shaitãn who gives them false hopes.[25] That is why they said to those who showed an aversion to what Allah has revealed: “We shall obey you in some matters,” and Allah knows their secret talks.[26] Then what will they do when the angels carry off their souls, smiting their faces and their backs?[27] That will happen because they followed the way that called for the wrath of Allah and hated to adopt the way of His pleasure, therefore He made all their deeds void.[28]

47:[20-28]


Promise of obedience (Islam) and good talk which is not followed by action is cursed by Allah

SECTION: 4
Do those in whose hearts is a disease think that Allah will not reveal their malice?[29] Had We so pleased, We could have pointed them out to you and you would have recognized them promptly by their faces. But you will surely know them by the tone of their speech. Allah knows all of your actions.[30] We shall put you to test until We know the valiant and the resolute among you, and test all that is said about you.[31] The unbelievers who obstruct others from the Way of Allah and disputed the Rasool after the guidance has become clear to them shall in no way harm Allah; as a result, he will bring their deeds to nothing.[32] O believers! Obey Allah and obey His Rasool, and do not let your deeds come to nothing.[33] Those who disbelieve and obstruct the Way of Allah and die while they were still disbelievers, Allah will never forgive them.[34]

47:[ 29-34]





Allah put the believers to test in order to know the valiant and the resolute

Therefore, do not be fainthearted crying for peace, for you will surely gain the upper hand. Allah is on your side and will never let your deeds be wasted.[35] The life of this world is but a play and amusement. If you believe and follow the way of piety, He will grant you your rewards and will not ask you to give up your possessions.[36]

47:[35-36]

In case of war, Allah is on the side of the believers

If He were to demand all of your possessions and press you for it, you would grow stingy, and He would bring out all your malice.[37] Behold, you are those who are being asked to give in the cause of Allah. Yet some of you are stingy, whereas whoever is stingy to His cause, is in fact stingy to himself. Allah is self sufficient, it is you who are needy. If you turn away He will replace you by some other folk; who will not be like you.[38]

47:[37-38]

Do not be stingy if you are asked to give in the cause of Allah

Major Issues, Divine Law and Guidance:

* Allah voids the deeds of the disbelievers.
* In war thoroughly subdue the unbelievers before taking them as prison- ers of war.
* If you help the cause of Allah, Allah will help and protect you.
* True believers do not follow their own desires in the matter of religion.
* Promise of obedience (Islam) and good talk which is not followed by action is cursed by Allah.
* Allah put the believers to test to know the valiant and the resolute.
* In the case of war Allah is on the side of the true believers.
* Do not be miserly if you are asked to give in the cause of Allah.
 

The theme of this Sürah is to prepare the believers for war through providing them instructions to that effect. This is why this Sürah is also called Al-Qitãl. The two groups were confronting each other at that time, one which had refused to accept the Truth (disbelievers) and the other group which had accepted the Truth (believers) which had been sent down by Allah to His servant, Muhammad (pbuh). Allah in His final decision, has rendered fruitless and vain all the works of the disbelievers and set right the condition and affairs of the believers.

The believers (Muslims) have been given instructions relating to war and are reassured of Allah’s help and guidance. They are given hope for the best rewards on offering sacrifices and struggle in the cause of Allah, both in this world and in the hereafter. Then the discourse turns towards the hypocrites, who were claiming to be sincere Muslims before the command to fight. They were confounded after this command. They began to conspire with the disbelievers in order to save themselves from the hazards of war. They are plainly warned that the acts and deeds of the hypocrites are not acceptable to Allah.

In conclusion, the Muslims are invited to spend their wealth in the cause of Allah, although at that time, they were economically very weak. They are clearly warned that anyone who adopts a miserly attitude would not harm Allah but would result in his own destruction, for Allah does not stand in need of help from men. If one group of men shirk from offering sacrifices in the cause of Allah, He would remove it and bring another group in its place.
 

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The Lord Complete Audio English Quran in MP3 Spoken by J.D. Hall

Translated by Malik

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Now Playing # (47) Muhammad (38 Verses)