[8.1] They ask thee (O
Muhammad) of the spoils of war. Say: The spoils of war belong to
Allah and the messenger, so keep your duty to Allah, and adjust
the matter of your difference, and obey Allah and His messenger,
if ye are (true) believers.
[8.2] They only are the (true) believers whose hearts feel fear
when Allah is mentioned, and when His revelations are recited
unto them they increase their faith, and who trust in their
[8.3] Who establish worship and spend of that We have bestowed
[8.4] Those are they who are in truth believers. For them are
grades (of honour) with their Lord, and pardon, and a bountiful
[8.5] Even as thy Lord caused thee (Muhammad) to go forth from
thy home with the Truth, and lo! a party of the believers were
averse (to it).
[8.6] Disputing with thee of the Truth after it had been made
manifest, as if they were being driven to death visible.
[8.7] And when Allah promised you one of the two bands (of the
enemy) that it should be yours, and ye longed that other than
the armed one might be yours. And Allah willed that He should
cause the Truth to triumph by His words, and cut the root of the
[8.8] That He might cause the Truth to triumph and bring vanity
to naught, however much the guilty might oppose;
[8.9] When ye sought help of your Lord and He answered you
(saying): I will help you with a thousand of the angels, rank on
[8.10] Allah appointed it only as good tidings, and that your
hearts thereby might be at rest. Victory cometh only by the help
of Allah. Lo! Allah is Mighty, Wise.
[8.11] When He made the slumber fall upon you as a reassurance
from him and sent down water from the sky upon you, that thereby
He might purify you, and remove from you the fear of Satan, and
make strong your hearts and firm (your) feet thereby.
[8.12] When thy Lord inspired the angels, (saying): I am with
you. So make those who believe stand firm. I will throw fear
into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Then smite the necks
and smite of them each finger.
[8.13] That is because they opposed Allah and His messenger.
Whoso opposeth Allah and His messenger, (for him) lo! Allah is
severe in punishment.
[8.14] That (is the award), so taste it, and (know) that for
disbelievers is the torment of the Fire.
[8.15] O ye who believe! When ye meet those who disbelieve in
battle, turn not your backs to them.
[8.16] Whoso on that day turneth his back to them, unless
manoeuvring for battle or intent to join a company, he truly
hath incurred wrath from Allah, and his habitation will be hell,
a hapless journey's end.
[8.17] Ye (Muslims) slew them not, but Allah slew them. And thou
(Muhammad) threwest not when thou didst throw, but Allah threw,
that He might test the believers by a fair test from Him. Lo!
Allah is Hearer, Knower.
[8.18] That (is the case); and (know) that Allah (it is) Who
maketh weak the plan of disbelievers.
[8.19] (O Qureysh!) If ye sought a judgment, now hath the
judgment come unto you. And if ye cease (from persecuting the
believers) it will be better for you, but if ye return (to the
attack) We also shall return. And your host will avail you
naught, however numerous it be, and (know) that Allah is with
the believers (in His Guidance).
[8.20] O ye who believe! Obey Allah and His messenger, and turn
not away from him when ye hear (him speak).
[8.21] Be not as those who say, we hear, and they hear not.
[8.22] Lo! the worst of beasts in Allah's sight are the deaf,
the dumb, who have no sense.
[8.23] Had Allah known of any good in them He would have made
them hear, but had He made them hear they would have turned
[8.24] O ye who believe! Obey Allah, and the messenger when He
calleth you to that which quickeneth you, and know that Allah
cometh in between the man and his own heart, and that He it is
unto Whom ye will be gathered.
[8.25] And guard yourselves against a chastisement which cannot
fall exclusively on those of you who are wrong-doers, and know
that Allah is severe in punishment.
[8.26] And remember, when ye were few and reckoned feeble in the
land, and were in fear lest men should extirpate you, how He
gave you refuge, and strengthened you with His help, and made
provision of good things for you, that haply ye might be
[8.27] O ye who believe! Betray not Allah and His messenger, nor
knowingly betray your trusts.
[8.28] And know that your possessions and your children are a
test, and that with Allah is immense reward.
[8.29] O ye who believe! If ye keep your duty to Allah, He will
give you discrimination (between right and wrong) and will rid
you of your evil thoughts and deeds, and will forgive you. Allah
is of Infinite Bounty.
[8.30] And when those who disbelieve plot against thee (O
Muhammad) to wound thee fatally, or to kill thee or to drive
thee forth; they plot, but Allah (also) plotteth; and Allah is
the best of plotters.
[8.31] And when Our revelations are recited unto them they say:
We have heard. If we wish we can speak the like of this. Lo!
this is naught but fables of the men of old.
[8.32] And when they said: O Allah! If this be indeed the truth
from Thee, then rain down stones on us or bring on us some
[8.33] But Allah would not punish them while thou wast with
them, nor will He punish them while they seek forgiveness.
[8.34] What (plea) have they that Allah should not punish them,
when they debar (His servants) from the Inviolable Place of
Worship, though they are not its fitting guardians. Its fitting
guardians are those only who keep their duty to Allah. But most
of them know not.
[8.35] And their worship at the (holy) House is naught but
whistling and hand-clapping. Therefore (it is said unto them):
Taste of the doom because ye disbelieve.
[8.36] Lo! those who disbelieve spend their wealth in order that
they may debar (men) from the way of Allah. They will spend it,
then it will become an anguish for them, then they will be
conquered. And those who disbelieve will be gathered unto hell,
[8.37] That Allah may separate the wicked from the good, The
wicked will He place piece upon piece, and heap them all
together, and consign them unto hell. Such verily are the
[8.38] Tell those who disbelieve that if they cease (from
persecution of believers) that which is past will be forgiven
them; but if they return (thereto) then the example of the men
of old hath already gone (before them, for a warning).
[8.39] And fight them until persecution is no more, and religion
is all for Allah. But if they cease, then lo! Allah is Seer of
what they do.
[8.40] And if they turn away, then know that Allah is your
Befriender - a Transcendent Patron, a Transcendent Helper!
[8.41] And know that whatever ye take as spoils of war, lo! a
fifth thereof is for Allah, and for the messenger and for the
kinsman (who hath need) and orphans and the needy and the
wayfarer, if ye believe in Allah and that which We revealed unto
Our slave on the Day of Discrimination, the day when the two
armies met. And Allah is Able to do all things.
[8.42] When ye were on the near bank (of the valley) and they
were on the yonder bank, and the caravan was below you (on the
coast plain). And had ye trysted to meet one another ye surely
would have failed to keep the tryst, but (it happened, as it
did, without the forethought of either of you) that Allah might
conclude a thing that must be done; that he who perished (on
that day) might perish by a clear proof (of His Sovereignty) and
he who survived might survive by a clear proof (of His
Sovereignty). Lo! Allah in truth is Hearer, Knower.
[8.43] When Allah showed them unto thee (O Muhammad) in thy
dream as few in number, and if He had shown them to thee as
many, ye (Muslims) would have faltered and would have quarrelled
over the affair. But Allah saved (you). Lo! He knoweth what is
in the breasts (of men).
[8.44] And when He made you (Muslims), when ye met (them), see
them with your eyes as few, and lessened you in their eyes, (it
was) that Allah might conclude a thing that must be done. Unto
Allah all things are brought back.
[8.45] O ye who believe! When ye meet an army, hold firm and
think of Allah much, that ye may be successful.
[8.46] And obey Allah and His messenger, and dispute not one
with another lest ye falter and your strength depart from you;
but be steadfast! Lo! Allah is with the steadfast.
[8.47] Be not as those who came forth from their dwellings
boastfully and to be seen of men, and debar (men) from the way
of Allah, while Allah is surrounding all they do.
[8.48] And when Satan made their deeds seem fair to them and
said: No-one of mankind can conquer you this day, for I am your
protector. But when the armies came in sight of one another, he
took flight, saying: Lo! I am guiltless of you. Lo! I see that
which ye see not. Lo! I fear Allah. And Allah is severe in
[8.49] When the hypocrites and those in whose hearts is a
disease said: Their religion hath deluded these. Whoso putteth
his trust in Allah (will find that) lo! Allah is Mighty, Wise.
[8.50] If thou couldst see how the angels receive those who
disbelieve, smiting faces and their backs and (saying): Taste
the punishment of burning!
[8.51] This is for that which your own hands have sent before
(to the Judgment), and (know) that Allah is not a tyrant to His
[8.52] (Their way is) as the way of Pharaoh's folk and those
before them; they disbelieved the revelations of Allah, and
Allah took them in their sins. Lo! Allah is Strong, severe in
[8.53] That is because Allah never changeth the grace He hath
bestowed on any people until they first change that which is in
their hearts, and (that is) because Allah is Hearer, Knower.
[8.54] (Their way is) as the way of Pharaoh's folk and those
before them; they denied the revelations of their Lord, so We
destroyed them in their sins. And We drowned the folk of
Pharaoh. All were evil-doers.
[8.55] Lo! the worst of beasts in Allah's sight are the
ungrateful who will not believe.
[8.56] Those of them with whom thou madest a treaty, and then at
every opportunity they break their treaty, and they keep not
duty (to Allah).
[8.57] If thou comest on them in the war, deal with them so as
to strike fear in those who are behind them, that haply they may
[8.58] And if thou fearest treachery from any folk, then throw
back to them (their treaty) fairly. Lo! Allah loveth not the
[8.59] And let not those who disbelieve suppose that they can
outstrip (Allah's Purpose). Lo! they cannot escape.
[8.60] Make ready for them all thou canst of (armed) force and
of horses tethered, that thereby ye may dismay the enemy of
Allah and your enemy, and others beside them whom ye know not.
Allah knoweth them. Whatsoever ye spend in the way of Allah it
will be repaid to you in full, and ye will not be wronged.
[8.61] And if they incline to peace, incline thou also to it,
and trust in Allah. Lo! He, even He, is the Hearer, the Knower.
[8.62] And if they would deceive thee, then lo! Allah is
Sufficient for thee. He it is Who supporteth thee with His help
and with the believers,
[8.63] And (as for the believers) hath attuned their hearts. If
thou hadst spent all that is in the earth thou couldst not have
attuned their hearts, but Allah hath attuned them. Lo! He is
[8.64] O Prophet! Allah is Sufficient for thee and those who
follow thee of the believers.
[8.65] O Prophet! Exhort the believers to fight. If there be of
you twenty steadfast they shall overcome two hundred, and if
there be of you a hundred (steadfast) they shall overcome a
thousand of those who disbelieve, because they (the
disbelievers) are a folk without intelligence.
[8.66] Now hath Allah lightened your burden, for He knoweth that
there is weakness in you. So if there be of you a steadfast
hundred they shall overcome two hundred, and if there be of you
a thousand (steadfast) they shall overcome two thousand by
permission of Allah. Allah is with the steadfast.
[8.67] It is not for any prophet to have captives until he hath
made slaughter in the land. Ye desire the lure of this world and
Allah desireth (for you) the Hereafter, and Allah is Mighty,
[8.68] Had it not been for an ordinance of Allah which had gone
before, an awful doom had come upon you on account of what ye
[8.69] Now enjoy what ye have won, as lawful and good, and keep
your duty to Allah. Lo! Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.
[8.70] O Prophet! Say unto those captives who are in your hands:
If Allah knoweth any good in your hearts He will give you better
than that which hath been taken from you, and will forgive you.
Lo! Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.
[8.71] And if they would betray thee, they betrayed Allah
before, and He gave (thee) power over them. Allah is Knower,
[8.72] Lo! those who believed and left their homes and strove
with their wealth and their lives for the cause of Allah, and
those who took them in and helped them: these are protecting
friends one of another. And those who believed but did not leave
their homes, ye have no duty to protect them till they leave
their homes; but if they seek help from you in the matter of
religion then it is your duty to help (them) except against a
folk between whom and you there is a treaty. Allah is Seer of
what ye do.
[8.73] And those who disbelieve are protectors one of another -
If ye do not so, there will be confusion in the land, and great
[8.74] Those who believed and left their homes and strove for
the cause of Allah, and those who took them in and helped them -
these are the believers in truth. For them is pardon, and
[8.75] And those who afterwards believed and left their homes
and strove along with you, they are of you; and those who are
akin are nearer one to another in the ordinance of Allah. Lo!
Allah is Knower of all things.