In the name of Allah, the
Beneficent, the Merciful.
[48.1] Surely We have given
to you a clear victory
[48.2] That Allah may forgive your community their past
faults and those to follow and complete His favor to you and
keep you on a right way,
[48.3] And that Allah might help you with a mighty help.
[48.4] He it is Who sent down tranquillity into the
hearts of the believers that they might have more of faith added
to their faith-- and Allah's are the hosts of the heavens and
the earth, and Allah is Knowing, Wise--
[48.5] That He may cause the believing men and the
believing women to enter gardens beneath which rivers flow to
abide therein and remove from them their evil; and that is a
grand achievement with Allah
[48.6] And (that) He may punish the hypocritical men and
the hypocritical women, and the polytheistic men and the
polytheistic women, the entertainers of evil thoughts about
Allah. On them is the evil turn, and Allah is wroth with them
and has cursed them and prepared hell for them, and evil is the
[48.7] And Allah's are the hosts of the heavens and the
earth; and Allah is Mighty, Wise.
[48.8] Surely We have sent you as a witness and as a
bearer of good news and as a warner,
[48.9] That you may believe in Allah and His Apostle and
may aid him and revere him; and (that) you may declare His
glory, morning and evening.
[48.10] Surely those who swear allegiance to you do but
swear allegiance to Allah; the hand of Allah is above their
hands. Therefore whoever breaks (his faith), he breaks it only
to the injury of his own soul, and whoever fulfills what he has
covenanted with Allah, He will grant him a mighty reward.
[48.11] Those of the dwellers of the desert who were left
behind will say to you: Our property and our families kept us
busy, so ask forgiveness for us. They say with their tongues
what is not in their hearts. Say: Then who can control anything
for you from Allah if He intends to do you harm or if He intends
to do you good; nay, Allah is Aware of what you do:
[48.12] Nay! you rather thought that the Apostle and the
believers would not return to their families ever, and that was
made fairseeming to your hearts and you thought an evil thought
and you were a people doomed to perish.
[48.13] And whoever does not believe in Allah and His
Apostle, then surely We have prepared burning fire for the
[48.14] And Allah's is the kingdom. of the heavens and
the earth; He forgives whom He pleases and punishes whom He
pleases, and Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.
[48.15] Those who are left behind will say when you set
forth for the gaining of acquisitions: Allow us (that) we may
follow you. They desire to change the world of Allah. Say: By no
means shall you follow us; thus did Allah say before. But they
will say: Nay! you are jealous of us. Nay! they do not
understand but a little.
[48.16] Say to those of the dwellers of the desert who
were left behind: You shall soon be invited (to fight) against a
people possessing mighty prowess; you will fight against them
until they submit; then if you obey, Allah will grant you a good
reward; and if you turn back as you turned back before, He will
punish you with a painful punishment.
[48.17] There is no harm in the blind, nor is there any
harm in the lame, nor is there any harm in the sick (if they do
not go forth); and whoever obeys Allah and His Apostle, He will
cause him to enter gardens beneath which rivers flow, and
whoever turns back, He will punish him with a painful
[48.18] Certainly Allah was well pleased with the
believers when they swore allegiance to you under the tree, and
He knew what was in their hearts, so He sent down tranquillity
on them and rewarded them with a near victory,
[48.19] And many acquisitions which they will take; and
Allah is Mighty, Wise.
[48.20] Allah promised you many acquisitions which you
will take, then He hastened on this one for you and held back
the hands of men from you, and that it may be a sign for the
believers and that He may guide you on a right path.
[48.21] And others which you have not yet been able to
achieve Allah has surely encompassed them, and Allah has power
over all things.
[48.22] And if those who disbelieve fight with you, they
would certainly turn (their) backs, then they would not find any
protector or a helper.
[48.23] Such has been the course of Allah that has indeed
run before, and you shall not find a change in Allah's course.
[48.24] And He it is Who held back their hands from you
and your hands from them in the valley of Mecca after He had
given you victory over them; and Allah is Seeing what you do.
[48.25] It is they who disbelieved and turned you away
from the Sacred Mosque and (turned off) the offering withheld
from arriving at its destined place; and were it not for the
believing men and the believing women, whom, not having known,
you might have trodden down, and thus something hateful might
have afflicted you on their account without knowledge-- so that
Allah may cause to enter into His mercy whomsoever He pleases;
had they been widely separated one from another, We would surely
have punished those who disbelieved from among them with a
[48.26] When those who disbelieved harbored in their
hearts (feelings of) disdain, the disdain of (the days of)
ignorance, but Allah sent down His tranquillity on His Apostle
and on the believers, and made them keep the word of guarding
(against evil), and they were entitled to it and worthy of it;
and Allah is Cognizant of all things.
[48.27] Certainly Allah had shown to His Apostle the
vision with truth: you shall most certainly enter the Sacred
Mosque, if Allah pleases, in security, (some) having their heads
shaved and (others) having their hair cut, you shall not fear,
but He knows what you do not know, so He brought about a near
victory before that.
[48.28] He it is Who sent His Apostle with the guidance
and the true religion that He may make it prevail over all the
religions; and Allah is enough for a witness.
[48.29] Muhammad is the Apostle of Allah, and those with
him are firm of heart against the unbelievers, compassionate
among themselves; you will see them bowing down, prostrating
themselves, seeking grace from Allah and pleasure; their marks
are in their faces because of the effect of prostration; that is
their description in the Taurat and their description in the
Injeel; like as seed-produce that puts forth its sprout, then
strengthens it, so it becomes stout and stands firmly on its
stem, delighting the sowers that He may enrage the unbelievers
on account of them; Allah has promised those among them who
believe and do good, forgiveness and a great reward.