In the name of Allah, the
Beneficent, the Merciful.
[3.1] Alif Lam Mim.
[3.2] Allah, (there is) no god but He, the Everliving,
the Self-subsisting by Whom all things subsist
[3.3] He has revealed to you the Book with truth,
verifying that which is before it, and He revealed the Tavrat
and the Injeel aforetime, a guidance for the people, and He sent
[3.4] Surely they who disbelieve in the communications of
Allah they shall have a severe chastisement; and Allah is
Mighty, the Lord of retribution.
[3.5] Allah-- surely nothing is hidden from Him in the
earth or in the heaven.
[3.6] He it is Who shapes you in the wombs as He likes;
there is no god but He, the Mighty, the Wise
[3.7] He it is Who has revealed the Book to you; some of
its verses are decisive, they are the basis of the Book, and
others are allegorical; then as for those in whose hearts there
is perversity they follow the part of it which is allegorical,
seeking to mislead and seeking to give it (their own)
interpretation. but none knows its interpretation except Allah,
and those who are firmly rooted in knowledge say: We believe in
it, it is all from our Lord; and none do mind except those
[3.8] Our Lord! make not our hearts to deviate after Thou
hast guided us aright, and grant us from Thee mercy; surely Thou
art the most liberal Giver.
[3.9] Our Lord! surely Thou art the Gatherer of men on a
day about which there is no doubt; surely Allah will not fail
[3.10] (As for) those who disbelieve, surely neither
their wealth nor their children shall avail them in the least
against Allah, and these it is who are the fuel of the fire.
[3.11] Like the striving of the people of Firon and those
before them; they rejected Our communications, so Allah
destroyed them on account of their faults; and Allah is severe
in requiting (evil).
[3.12] Say to those who disbelieve: You shall be
vanquished, and driven together to hell; and evil is the
[3.13] Indeed there was a sign for you in the two hosts
(which) met together in encounter; one party fighting in the way
of Allah and the other unbelieving, whom they saw twice as.many
as themselves with the sight of the eye and Allah strengthens
with His aid whom He pleases; most surely there is a lesson in
this for those who have sight.
[3.14] The love of desires, of women and sons and hoarded
treasures of gold and silver and well bred horses and cattle and
tilth, is made to seem fair to men; this is the provision of the
life of this world; and Allah is He with Whom is the good goal
[3.15] Say:Shall I tell you what is better than these?
For those who guard (against evil) are gardens with their Lord,
beneath which rivers flow, to abide in them, and pure mates and
Allah's pleasure; and Allah sees the servants.
[3.16] Those who say: Our Lord! surely we believe,
therefore forgive us our faults and save us from the
chastisement of the fire.
[3.17] The patient, and the truthful, and the obedient,
and those who spend (benevolently) and those who ask forgiveness
in the morning times.
[3.18] Allah bears witness that there is no god but He,
and (so do) the angels and those possessed of knowledge,
maintaining His creation with justice; there is no god but He,
the Mighty, the Wise.
[3.19] Surely the (true) religion with Allah is Islam,
and those to whom the Book had been given did not show
opposition but after knowledge had come to them, out of envy
among themselves; and whoever disbelieves in the communications
of Allah then surely Allah is quick in reckoning.
[3.20] But if they dispute with you, say: I have
submitted myself entirely to Allah and (so) every one who
follows me; and say to those who have been given the Book and
the unlearned people: Do you submit yourselves? So if they
submit then indeed they follow the right way; and if they turn
back, then upon you is only the delivery of the message and
Allah sees the servants.
[3.21] Surely (as for) those who disbelieve in the
communications of Allah and slay the prophets unjustly and slay
those among men who enjoin justice, announce to them a painful
[3.22] Those are they whose works shall become null in
this world as well as the hereafter, and they shall have no
[3.23] Have you not considered those (Jews) who are given
a portion of the Book? They are invited to the Book of Allah
that it might decide between them, then a part of them turn back
and they withdraw.
[3.24] This is because they say: The fire shall not touch
us but for a few days; and what they have forged deceives them
in the matter of their religion.
[3.25] Then how will it be when We shall gather them
together on a day about which there is no doubt, and every soul
shall be fully paid what it has earned, and they shall not be
dealt with unjustly?
[3.26] Say: O Allah, Master of the Kingdom! Thou givest
the kingdom to whomsoever Thou pleasest and takest away the
kingdom from whomsoever Thou pleasest, and Thou exaltest whom
Thou pleasest and abasest whom Thou pleasest in Thine hand is
the good; surety, Thou hast power over all things.
[3.27] Thou makest the night to pass into the day and
Thou makest 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
pleasest without measure.
[3.28] Let not the believers take the unbelievers for
friends rather than believers; and whoever does this, he shall
have nothing of (the guardianship of) Allah, but you should
guard yourselves against them, guarding carefully; and Allah
makes you cautious of (retribution from) Himself; and to Allah
is the eventual coming.
[3.29] Say: Whether you hide what is in your hearts or
manifest it, Allah knows it, and He knows whatever is in the
heavens and whatever is in the earth, and Allah has power over
[3.30] On the day that every soul shall find present what
it has done of good and what it has done of evil, it shall wish
that between it and that (evil) there were a long duration of
time; and Allah makes you to be cautious of (retribution from)
Himself; and Allah is Compassionate to the servants.
[3.31] Say: If you love Allah, then follow me, Allah will
love you and forgive you your faults, and Allah is Forgiving,
[3.32] Say: Obey Allah and the Apostle; but if they turn
back, then surely Allah does not love the unbelievers.
[3.33] Surely Allah chose Adam and Nuh and the
descendants of Ibrahim and the descendants of Imran above the
[3.34] Offspring one of the other; and Allah is Hearing,
[3.35] When a woman of Imran said: My Lord! surely I vow
to Thee what is in my womb, to be devoted (to Thy service);
accept therefore from me, surely Thou art the Hearing, the
[3.36] So when she brought forth, she said: My Lord!
Surely I have brought it forth a female-- and Allah knew best
what she brought forth-- and the male is not like the female,
and I have named it Marium, and I commend her and her offspring
into Thy protection from the accursed Shaitan.
[3.37] So her Lord accepted her with a good acceptance
and made her grow up a good growing, and gave her into the
charge of Zakariya; whenever Zakariya entered the sanctuary to
(see) her, he found with her food. He said: O Marium! whence
comes this to you? She said: It is from Allah. Surely Allah
gives to whom He pleases without measure.
[3.38] There did Zakariya pray to his Lord; he said: My
Lord! grant me from Thee good offspring; surely Thou art the
Hearer of prayer.
[3.39] Then the angels called to him as he stood praying
in the sanctuary: That Allah gives you the good news of Yahya
verifying a Word from Allah, and honorable and chaste and a
prophet from among the good ones.
[3.40] He said: My Lord! when shall there be a son (born)
to me, and old age has already come upon me, and my wife is
barren? He said: even thus does Allah what He pleases.
[3.41] He said: My Lord! appoint a sign for me. Said He:
Your sign is that you should not speak to men for three days
except by signs; and remember your Lord much and glorify Him in
the evening and the morning. f42. And when the angels said: O
Marium! surely Allah has chosen you and purified you and chosen
you above the women of of the world.
[3.43] O Marium! keep to obedience to your Lord and
humble yourself, and bow down with those who bow.
[3.44] This is of the announcements relating to the
unseen which We reveal to you; and you were not with them when
they cast their pens (to decide) which of them should have
Marium in his charge, and you were not with them when they
contended one with another.
[3.45] When the angels said: O Marium, surely Allah gives
you good news with a Word from Him (of one) whose name is the '.
Messiah, Isa son of Marium, worthy of regard in this world and
the hereafter and of those who are made near (to Allah).
[3.46] And he shall speak to the people when in the
cradle and when of old age, and (he shall be) one of the good
[3.47] She said: My Lord! when shall there be a son
(born) to I me, and man has not touched me? He said: Even so,
Allah creates what He pleases; when He has decreed a matter, He
only says to it, Be, and it is.
[3.48] And He will teach him the Book and the wisdom and
the Tavrat and the Injeel.
[3.49] And (make him) an apostle to the children of
Israel: That I have come to you with a sign from your Lord, that
I determine for you out of dust like the form of a bird, then I
breathe into it and it becomes a bird with Allah's permission
and I heal the blind and the leprous, and bring the dead to life
with Allah's permission and I inform you of what you should eat
and what you should store in your houses; most surely there is a
sign in this for you, if you are believers.
[3.50] And a verifier of that which is before me of the
Taurat and that I may allow you part of that which has been
forbidden t you, and I have come to you with a sign from your
Lord therefore be careful of (your duty to) Allah and obey me.
[3.51] Surely Allah is my Lord and your Lord, therefore
serve Him; this is the right path.
[3.52] But when Isa perceived unbelief on their part, he
said Who will be my helpers in Allah's way? The disciples said:
We are helpers (in the way) of Allah: We believe in Allah and
bear witness that we are submitting ones.
[3.53] Our Lord! we believe in what Thou hast revealed
and we follow the apostle, so write us down with those who bear
[3.54] And they planned and Allah (also) planned, and
Allah is the best of planners.
[3.55] And when Allah said: O Isa, I am going to
terminate the period of your stay (on earth) and cause you to
ascend unto Me and purify you of those who disbelieve and make
those who follow you above those who disbelieve to the day of
resurrection; then to Me shall be your return, so l will decide
between you concerning that in which you differed.
[3.56] Then as to those who disbelieve, I will chastise
them with severe chastisement in this world and the hereafter,
and they shall have no helpers.
[3.57] And as to those who believe and do good deeds, He
will pay them fully their rewards; and Allah does not love the
[3.58] This We recite to you of the communications and
the wise reminder.
[3.59] Surely the likeness of Isa is with Allah as the
likeness of Adam; He created him from dust, then said to him,
Be, and he was.
[3.60] (This is) the truth from your Lord, so be not of
[3.61] But whoever disputes with you in this matter after
what has come to you of knowledge, then say: Come let us call
our sons and your sons and our women and your women and our near
people and your near people, then let us be earnest in prayer,
and pray for the curse of Allah on the liars.
[3.62] Most surely this is the true explanation, and
there is no god but Allah; and most surely Allah-- He is the
Mighty, the Wise.
[3.63] But if they turn back, then surely Allah knows the
[3.64] Say: O followers of the Book! come to an equitable
proposition between us and you that we shall not serve any but
Allah and (that) we shall not associate aught with Him, and
(that) some of us shall not take others for lords besides Allah;
but if they turn back, then say: Bear witness that we are
[3.65] O followers of the Book! why do you dispute about
Ibrahim, when the Taurat and the Injeel were not revealed till
after him; do you not then understand?
[3.66] Behold! you are they who disputed about that of
which you had knowledge; why then do you dispute about that of
which you have no knowledge? And Allah knows while you do not
[3.67] Ibrahim was not a Jew nor a Christian but he was
(an) upright (man), a Muslim, and he was not one of the
[3.68] Most surely the nearest of people to Ibrahim are
those who followed him and this Prophet and those who believe
and Allah is the guardian of the believers.
[3.69] A party of the followers of the Book desire that
they should lead you astray, and they lead not astray but
themselves, and they do not perceive.
[3.70] O followers of the Book! Why do you disbelieve in
the communications of Allah while you witness (them)?
[3.71] O followers of the Book! Why do you confound the
truth with the falsehood and hide the truth while you know?
[3.72] And a party of the followers of the Book say: Avow
belief in that which has been revealed to those who believe, in
the first part of the day, and disbelieve at the end of it,
perhaps they go back on their religion.
[3.73] And do not believe but in him who follows your
religion. Say: Surely the (true) guidance is the guidance of
Allah-- that one may be given (by Him) the like of what you were
given; or they would contend with you by an argument before your
Lord. Say: Surely grace is in the hand of Allah, He gives it to
whom He pleases; and Allah is Ample-giving, Knowing.
[3.74] He specially chooses for His mercy whom He
pleases; and Allah is the Lord of mighty grace.
[3.75] And among the followers of the Book there are some
such that if you entrust one (of them) with a heap of wealth, he
shall pay it back to you; and among them there are some such
that if you entrust one (of them) with a dinar he shall not pay
it back to you except so long as you remain firm in demanding
it; this is because they say: There is not upon us in the matter
of the unlearned people any way (to reproach); and they tell a
lie against Allah while they know.
[3.76] Yea, whoever fulfills his promise and guards
(against evil)-- then surely Allah loves those who guard
[3.77] (As for) those who take a small price for the
covenant of Allah and their own oaths-- surely they shall have
no portion in the hereafter, and Allah will not speak to them,
nor will He look upon them on the day of resurrection nor will
He purify them, and they shall have a painful chastisement.
[3.78] Most surely there is a party amongst those who
distort the Book with their tongue that you may consider it to
be (a part) of the Book, and they say, It is from Allah, while
it is not from Allah, and they tell a lie against Allah whilst
[3.79] It is not meet for a mortal that Allah should give
him the Book and the wisdom and prophethood, then he should say
to men: Be my servants rather than Allah's; but rather (he would
say): Be worshippers of the Lord because of your teaching the
Book and your reading (it yourselves).
[3.80] And neither would he enjoin you that you should
take the angels and the prophets for lords; what! would he
enjoin you with unbelief after you are Muslims?
[3.81] And when Allah made a covenant through the
prophets: Certainly what I have given you of Book and wisdom--
then an apostle comes to you verifying that which is with you,
you must believe in him, and you must aid him. He said: Do you
affirm and accept My compact in this (matter)? They said: We do
affirm. He said: Then bear witness, and I (too) am of the
bearers of witness with you.
[3.82] Whoever therefore turns back after this, these it
is that are the transgressors.
[3.83] Is it then other than Allah's religion that they
seek (to follow), and to Him submits whoever is in the heavens
and the earth, willingly or unwillingly, and to Him shall they
[3.84] Say: We believe in Allah and what has been
revealed to us, and what was revealed to Ibrahim and Ismail and
Ishaq and Yaqoub and the tribes, and what was given to Musa and
Isa and to the prophets from their Lord; we do not make any
distinction between any of them, and to Him do we submit.
[3.85] And whoever desires a religion other than Islam,
it shall not be accepted from him, and in the hereafter he shall
be one of the losers.
[3.86] How shall Allah guide a people who disbelieved
after their believing and (after) they had borne witness that
the Apostle was true and clear arguments had come to them; and
Allah does not guide the unjust people.
[3.87] (As for) these, their reward is that upon them is
the curse of Allah and the angels and of men, all together.
[3.88] Abiding in it; their chastisement shall not be
lightened nor shall they be respited.
[3.89] Except those who repent after that and amend, then
surely Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.
[3.90] Surely, those who disbelieve a,fter their
believing, then increase in unbelief, their repentance shall not
be accepted, and these are they that go astray.
[3.91] Surely, those who disbelieve and die while they
are unbelievers, the earth full of gold shall not be accepted
from one of them, though he should offer to ransom himself with
it, these it is who shall have a painful chastisement, and they
shall have no helpers.
[3.92] By no means shall you attain to righteousness
until you spend (benevolently) out of what you love; and
whatever thing you spend, Allah surely knows it.
[3.93] All food was lawful to the children of Israel
except that which Israel had forbidden to himself, before the
Taurat was revealed. Say: Bring then the Taurat and read it, if
you are truthful.
[3.94] Then whoever fabricates a lie against Allah after
this, these it is that are the unjust.
[3.95] Say: Allah has spoken the truth, therefore follow
the religion of Ibrahim, the upright one; and he was not one of
[3.96] Most surely the first house appointed for men is
the one at Bekka, blessed and a guidance for the nations.
[3.97] In it are clear signs, the standing place of
Ibrahim, and whoever enters it shall be secure, and pilgrimage
to the House is incumbent upon men for the sake of Allah, (upon)
every one who is able to undertake the journey to it; and
whoever disbelieves, then surely Allah is Self-sufficient, above
any need of the worlds.
[3.98] Say: O followers of the Book! why do you
disbelieve in the communications of Allah? And Allah is a
witness of what you do.
[3.99] Say: O followers of the Book! why do you hinder
him who believes from the way of Allah? You seek (to make) it
crooked, while you are witness, and Allah is not heedless of
what you do.
[3.100] O you who believe! if you obey a party from among
those who have been given the Book, they will turn you back as
unbelievers after you have believed.
[3.101] But how can you disbelieve while it is you to
whom the communications of Allah are recited, and among you is
His Apostle? And whoever holds fast to Allah, he indeed is
guided to the right path.
[3.102] O you who believe! be careful of (your duty to)
Allah with the care which is due to Him, and do not die unless
you are Muslims.
[3.103] And hold fast by the covenant of Allah all
together and be not disunited, and remember the favor of Allah
on you when you were enemies, then He united your hearts so by
His favor you became brethren; and you were on the brink of a
pit of fire, then He saved you from it, thus does Allah make
clear to you His communications that you may follow the right
[3.104] And from among you there should be a party who
invite to good and enjoin what is right and forbid the wrong,
and these it is that shall be successful.
[3.105] And be not like those who became divided and
disagreed after clear arguments had come to them, and these it
is that shall have a grievous chastisement.
[3.106] On the day when (some) faces shall turn white and
(some) faces shall turn black; then as to those whose faces turn
black: Did you disbelieve after your believing? Taste therefore
the chastisement because you disbelieved.
[3.107] And as to those whose faces turn white, they
shall be in Allah's mercy; in it they shall-abide.
[3.108] These are the communications of Allah which We
recite to you with truth, and Allah does not desire any
injustice to the creatures.
[3.109] And whatever is in the heavens and whatever is in
the earth is Allah's; and to Allah all things return
[3.110] You are the best of the nations raised up for
(the benefit of) men; you enjoin what is right and forbid the
wrong and believe in Allah; and if the followers of the Book had
believed it would have been better for them; of them (some) are
believers and most of them are transgressors.
[3.111] They shall by no means harm you but with a slight
evil; and if they fight with you they shall turn (their) backs
to you, then shall they not be helped.
[3.112] Abasement is made to cleave to them wherever they
are found, except under a covenant with Allah and a covenant
with men, and they have become deserving of wrath from Allah,
and humiliation is made to cleave to them; this is because they
disbelieved in the communications of Allah and slew the prophets
unjustly; this is because they disobeyed and exceeded the
[3.113] They are not all alike; of the followers of the
Book there is an upright party; they recite Allah's
communications in the nighttime and they adore (Him).
[3.114] They believe in Allah and the last day, and they
enjoin what is right and forbid the wrong and they strive with
one another in hastening to good deeds, and those are among the
[3.115] And whatever good they do, they shall not be
denied it, and Allah knows those who guard (against evil).
[3.116] (As for) those who disbelieve, surely neither
their wealth nor their children shall avail them in the least
against Allah; and these are the inmates of the fire; therein
they shall abide.
[3.117] The likeness of what they spend in the life of
this world is as the likeness of wind in which is intense cold
(that) smites the seed produce of a people who haw done
injustice to their souls and destroys it; and Allah is not
unjust to them, but they are unjust to themselves.
[3.118] O you who believe! do not take for intimate
friends from among others than your own people; they do not fall
short of inflicting loss upon you; they love what distresses
you; vehement hatred has already appeared from out of their
mouths, and what their breasts conceal is greater still; indeed,
We have made the communications clear to you, if you will
[3.119] Lo! you are they who will love them while they do
not love you, and you believe in the Book (in) the whole of it;
and when they meet you they say: We believe, and when they are
alone, they bite the ends of their fingers in rage against you.
Say: Die in your rage; surely Allah knows what is in the
[3.120] If good befalls you, it grieves them, and if an
evil afflicts you, they rejoice at it; and if you are patient
and guard yourselves, their scheme will not injure you in any
way; surely Allah comprehends what they do.
[3.121] And when you did go forth early in the morning
from your family to lodge the believers in encampments for war
and Allah is Hearing, Knowing.
[3.122] When two parties from among you had determined
that they should show cowardice, and Allah was the guardian of
them both, and in Allah should the believers trust.
[3.123] And Allah did certainly assist you at Badr when
you were weak; be careful of (your duty to) Allah then, that you
may give thanks.
[3.124] When you said to the believers: Does it not
suffice you that your Lord should assist you with three thousand
of the angels sent down?
[3.125] Yea! if you remain patient and are on your guard,
and they come upon you in a headlong manner, your Lord will
assist you with five thousand of the havoc-making angels.
[3.126] And Allah did not make it but as good news for
you, and that your hearts might be at ease thereby, and victory
is only from Allah, the Mighty, the Wise.
[3.127] That He may cut off a portion from among those
who disbelieve, or abase them so that they should return
disappointed of attaining what they desired.
[3.128] You have no concern in the affair whether He
turns to them (mercifully) or chastises them, for surely they
[3.129] And whatever is in the heavens and whatever is in
the earth is Allah's; He forgives whom He pleases and chastises
whom He pleases; and Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.
[3.130] O you who believe! do not devour usury, making it
double and redouble, and be careful of (your duty to) Allah,
that you may be successful.
[3.131] And guard yourselves against the fire which has
been prepared for the unbelievers.
[3.132] And obey Allah and the Apostle, that you may be
[3.133] And hasten to forgiveness from your Lord; and a
Garden, the extensiveness of which is (as) the heavens and the
earth, it is prepared for those who guard (against evil).
[3.134] Those who spend (benevolently) in ease as well as
in straitness, and those who restrain (their) anger and pardon
men; and Allah loves the doers of good (to others).
[3.135] And those who when they commit an indecency or do
injustice to their souls remember Allah and ask forgiveness for
their faults-- and who forgives the faults but Allah, and (who)
do not knowingly persist in what they have done.
[3.136] (As for) these-- their reward is forgiveness from
their Lord, and gardens beneath which rivers flow, to abide in
them, and excellent is the reward of the laborers.
[3.137] Indeed there have been examples before you;
therefore travel in the earth and see what was the end of the
[3.138] This is a clear statement for men, and a guidance
and an admonition to those who guard (against evil).
[3.139] And be not infirm, and be not grieving, and you
shall have the upper hand if you are believers.
[3.140] If a wound has afflicted you (at Ohud), a wound
like it has also afflicted the (unbelieving) people; and We
bring these days to men by turns, and that Allah may know those
who believe and take witnesses from among you; and Allah does
not love the unjust.
[3.141] And that He may purge those who believe and
deprive the unbelievers of blessings.
[3.142] Do you think that you will enter the garden while
Allah has not yet known those who strive hard from among you,
and (He has not) known the patient.
[3.143] And certainly you desired death before you met
it, so indeed you have seen it and you look (at it)
[3.144] And Muhammad is no more than an apostle; the
apostles have already passed away before him; if then he dies or
is killed will you turn back upon your heels? And whoever turns
back upon his heels!s, he will by no means do harm to Allah in
the least and Allah will reward the grateful.
[3.145] And a soul will not die but with the permission
of Allah the term is fixed; and whoever desires the reward of
this world, I shall give him of it, and whoever desires the
reward of the hereafter I shall give him of it, and I will
reward the grateful.
[3.146] And how many a prophet has fought with whom were
many worshippers of the Lord; so they did not become
weak-hearted on account of what befell them in Allah's way, nor
did they weaken, nor did they abase themselves; and Allah loves
[3.147] And their saying was no other than that they
said: Our Lord! forgive us our faults and our extravagance in
our affair and make firm our feet and help us against the
[3.148] So Allah gave them the reward of this world and
better reward of the hereafter and Allah loves those who do good
[3.149] O you who believe! if you obey those who
disbelieve they will turn you back upon your heels, so you will
turn back losers.
[3.150] Nay! Allah is your Patron and He is the best of
[3.151] We will cast terror into the hearts of those who
disbelieve, because they set up with Allah that for which He has
sent down no authority, and their abode is the fire, and evil is
the abode of the unjust.
[3.152] And certainly Allah made good to you His promise
when you slew them by His permission, until when you became
weak-hearted and disputed about the affair and disobeyed after
He had shown you that which you loved; of you were some who
desired this world and of you were some who desired the
hereafter; then He turned you away from them that He might try
you; and He has certainly pardoned you, and Allah is Gracious to
[3.153] When you ran off precipitately and did not wait
for any one, and the Apostle was calling you from your rear, so
He gave you another sorrow instead of (your) sorrow, so that you
might not grieve at what had escaped you, nor (at) what befell
you; and Allah is aware of what you do.
[3.154] Then after sorrow He sent down security upon you,
a calm coming upon a party of you, and (there was) another party
whom their own souls had rendered anxious; they entertained
about Allah thoughts of ignorance quite unjustly, saying: We
have no hand in the affair. Say: Surely the affair is wholly (in
the hands) of Allah. They conceal within their souls what they
would not reveal to you. They say: Had we any hand in the
affair, we would not have been slain here. Say: Had you remained
in your houses, those for whom slaughter was ordained would
certainly have gone forth to the places where they would be
slain, and that Allah might test what was in your breasts and
that He might purge what was in your hearts; and Allah knows
what is in the breasts.
[3.155] (As for) those of you who turned back on the day
when the two armies met, only the Shaitan sought to cause them
to make a slip on account of some deeds they had done, and
certainly Allah has pardoned them; surely Allah is Forgiving,
[3.156] O you who believe! be not like those who
disbelieve and say of their brethren when they travel in the
earth or engage in fighting: Had they been with us, they would
not have died and they would not have been slain; so Allah makes
this to be an intense regret in their hearts; and Allah gives
life and causes death and Allah sees what you do.
[3.157] And if you are slain in the way of Allah or you
die, certainly forgiveness from Allah and mercy is better than
what they amass.
[3.158] And if indeed you die or you are slain, certainly
to Allah shall you be gathered together.
[3.159] Thus it is due to mercy from Allah that you deal
with them gently, and had you been rough, hard hearted, they
would certainly have dispersed from around you; pardon them
therefore and ask pardon for them, and take counsel with them in
the affair; so when you have decided, then place your trust in
Allah; surely Allah loves those who trust.
[3.160] If Allah assists you, then there is none that can
overcome you, and if He forsakes you, who is there then that can
assist you after Him? And on Allah should the believers rely.
[3.161] And it is not attributable to a prophet that he
should act unfaithfully; and he who acts unfaithfully shall
bring that in respect of which he has acted unfaithfully on the
day of resurrection; then shall every soul be paid back fully
what it has earned, and they shall not be dealt with unjustly.
[3.162] Is then he who follows the pleasure of Allah like
him who has made himself deserving of displeasure from Allah,
and his abode is hell; and it is an evil destination.
[3.163] There are (varying) grades with Allah, and Allah
sees what they do.
[3.164] Certainly Allah conferred a benefit upon the
believers when He raised among them an Apostle from among
themselves, reciting to them His communications and purifying
them, and teaching them the Book and the wisdom, although before
that they were surely in manifest error.
[3.165] What! when a misfortune befell you, and you had
certainly afflicted (the unbelievers) with twice as much, you
began to say: Whence is this? Say: It is from yourselves; surely
Allah has power over all things.
[3.166] And what befell you on the day when the two
armies met (at Ohud) was with Allah's knowledge, and that He
might know the believers.
[3.167] And that He might know the hypocrites; and it was
said to them: Come, fight in Allah's way, or defend yourselves.
They said: If we knew fighting, we would certainly have followed
you. They were on that day much nearer to unbelief than to
belief. They say with their mouths what is not in their hearts,
and Allah best knows what they conceal.
[3.168] Those who said of their brethren whilst they
(themselves) held back: Had they obeyed us, they would not have
been killed. Say: Then avert death from yourselves if you speak
[3.169] And reckon not those who are killed in Allah's
way as dead; nay, they are alive (and) are provided sustenance
from their Lord;
[3.170] Rejoicing in what Allah has given them out of His
grace and they rejoice for the sake of those who, (being left)
behind them, have not yet joined them, that they shall have no
fear, nor shall they grieve.
[3.171] They rejoice on account of favor from Allah and
(His) grace, and that Allah will not waste the reward of the
[3.172] (As for) those who responded (at Ohud) to the
call of Allah and the Apostle after the wound had befallen them,
those among them who do good (to others) and guard (against
evil)shall have a great reward.
[3.173] Those to whom the people said: Surely men have
gathered against you, therefore fear them, but this increased
their faith, and they said: Allah is sufficient for us and most
excellent is the Protector.
[3.174] So they returned with favor from Allah and (His)
grace, no evil touched them and they followed the pleasure of
Allah; and Allah is the Lord of mighty grace.
[3.175] It is only the Shaitan that causes you to fear
from his friends, but do not fear them, and fear Me if you are
[3.176] And let not those grieve you who fall into
unbelief hastily; surely they can do no harm to Allah at all;
Allah intends that He should not give them any portion in the
hereafter, and they shall have a grievous chastisement.
[3.177] Surely those who have bought unbelief at the
price of faith shall do no harm at all to Allah, and they shall
have a painful chastisement.
[3.178] And let not those who disbelieve think that Our
granting them respite is better for their souls; We grant them
respite only that they may add to their sins; and they shall
have a disgraceful chastisement.
[3.179] On no account will Allah leave the believers in
the condition which you are in until He separates the evil from
the good; nor is Allah going to make you acquainted with the
unseen, but Allah chooses of His apostles whom He pleases;
therefore believe in Allah and His apostles; and if you believe
and guard (against evil), then you shall have a great reward.
[3.180] And let not those deem, who are niggardly in
giving away that which Allah has granted them out of His grace,
that it is good for them; nay, it is worse for them; they shall
have that whereof they were niggardly made to cleave to their
necks on the resurrection day; and Allah's is the heritage of
the heavens and the earth; and Allah is aware of what you do.
[3.181] Allah has certainly heard the saying of those who
said: Surely Allah is poor and we are rich. I will record what
they say, and their killing the prophets unjustly, and I will
say: Taste the chastisement of burning.
[3.182] This is for what your own hands have sent before
and because Allah is not in the least unjust to the servants.
[3.183] (Those are they) who said: Surely Allah has
enjoined us that we should not believe in any apostle until he
brings us an offering which the fire consumes. Say: Indeed,
there came to you apostles before me with clear arguments and
with that which you demand; why then did you kill them if you
[3.184] But if they reject you, so indeed were rejected
before you apostles who came with clear arguments and scriptures
and the illuminating book.
[3.185] Every soul shall taste of death, and you shall
only be paid fully your reward on the resurrection day; then
whoever is removed far away from the fire and is made to enter
the garden he indeed has attained the object; and the life of
this world is nothing but a provision of vanities.
[3.186] You shall certainly be tried respecting your
wealth and your souls, and you shall certainly hear from those
who have been given the Book before you and from those who are
polytheists much annoying talk; and if you are patient and guard
(against evil), surely this is one of the affairs (which should
be) determined upon.
[3.187] And when Allah made a covenant with those who
were given the Book: You shall certainly make it known to men
and you shall not hide it; but they cast it behind their backs
and took a small price for it; so evil is that which they buy.
[3.188] Do not think those who rejoice for what they have
done and love that they should be praised for what they have not
done-- so do by no means think them to be safe from the
chastisement, and they shall have a painful chastisement.
[3.189] And Allah's is the kingdom of the heavens and the
earth, and Allah has power over all things.
[3.190] Most surely in the creation of the heavens and
the earth and the alternation of the night and the day there are
signs for men who understand.
[3.191] Those who remember Allah standing and sitting and
lying on their sides and reflect on the creation of the heavens
and the earth: Our Lord! Thou hast not created this in vain!
Glory be to Thee; save us then from the chastisement of the
[3.192] Our Lord! surely whomsoever Thou makest enter the
fire, him Thou hast indeed brought to disgrace, and there shall
be no helpers for the unjust:
[3.193] Our Lord! surely we have heard a preacher calling
to the faith, saying: Believe in your Lord, so we did believe;
Our Lord! forgive us therefore our faults, and cover our evil
deeds and make us die with the righteous.
[3.194] Our Lord! and grant us what Thou hast promised us
by Thy apostles; and disgrace us not on the day of resurrection;
surely Thou dost not fail to perform the promise.
[3.195] So their Lord accepted their prayer: That I will
not waste the work of a worker among you, whether male or
female, the one of you being from the other; they, therefore,
who fled and were turned out of their homes and persecuted in My
way and who fought and were slain, I will most certainly cover
their evil deeds, and I will most certainly make them enter
gardens beneath which rivers flow; a reward from Allah, and with
Allah is yet better reward.
[3.196] Let it not deceive you that those who disbelieve
go to and fro in the cities fearlessly.
[3.197] A brief enjoyment! then their abode is hell, and
evil is the resting-place.
[3.198] But as to those who are careful of (their duty
to) their Lord, they shall have gardens beneath which rivers
flow, abiding in them; an entertainment from their Lord, and
that which is with Allah is best for the righteous.
[3.199] And most surely of the followers of the Book
there are those who believe in Allah and (in) that which has
been revealed to you and (in) that which has been revealed to
them, being lowly before Allah; they do not take a small price
for the communications of Allah; these it is that have their
reward with their Lord; surely Allah is quick in reckoning.
[3.200] O you who believe! be patient and excel in
patience and remain steadfast, and be careful of (your duty to)
Allah, that you may be successful.