In the name of Allah, the
Beneficent, the Merciful.
[4.1] O people! be careful
of (your duty to) your Lord, Who created you from a single being
and created its mate of the same (kind) and spread from these
two, many men and women; and be careful of (your duty to) Allah,
by Whom you demand one of another (your rights), and (to) the
ties of relationship; surely Allah ever watches over you.
[4.2] And give to the orphans their property, and do not
substitute worthless (things) for (their) good (ones), and do
not devour their property (as an addition) to your own property;
this is surely a great crime.
[4.3] And if you fear that you cannot act equitably
towards orphans, then marry such women as seem good to you, two
and three and four; but if you fear that you will not do justice
(between them), then (marry) only one or what your right hands
possess; this is more proper, that you may not deviate from the
[4.4] And give women their dowries as a free gift, but if
they of themselves be pleased to give up to you a portion of it,
then eat it with enjoyment and with wholesome result.
[4.5] And do not give away your property which Allah has
made for you a (means of) support to the weak of understanding,
and maintain them out of (the profits of) it, and clothe them
and speak to them words of honest advice.
[4.6] And test the orphans until they attain puberty;
then if you find in them maturity of intellect, make over to
them their property, and do not consume it extravagantly and
hastily, lest they attain to full age; and whoever is rich, let
him abstain altogether, and whoever is poor, let him eat
reasonably; then when you make over to them their property, call
witnesses in their presence; and Allah is enough as a Reckoner.
[4.7] Men shall have a portion of what the parents and
the near relatives leave, and women shall have a portion of what
the parents and the near relatives leave, whether there is
little or much of it; a stated portion.
[4.8] And when there are present at the division the
relatives and the orphans and the needy, give them (something)
out of it and speak to them kind words.
[4.9] And let those fear who, should they leave behind
them weakly offspring, would fear on their account, so let them
be careful of (their duty to) Allah, and let them speak right
[4.10] (As for) those who swallow the property of the
orphans unjustly, surely they only swallow fire into their
bellies and they shall enter burning fire.
[4.11] Allah enjoins you concerning your children: The
male shall have the equal of the portion of two females; then if
they are more than two females, they shall have two-thirds of
what the deceased has left, and if there is one, she shall have
the half; and as for his parents, each of them shall have the
sixth of what he has left if he has a child, but if he has no
child and (only) his two parents inherit him, then his mother
shall have the third; but if he has brothers, then his mother
shall have the sixth after (the payment of) a bequest he may
have bequeathed or a debt; your parents and your children, you
know not which of them is the nearer to you in usefulness; this
is an ordinance from Allah: Surely Allah is Knowing, Wise.
[4.12] And you shall have half of what your wives leave
if they have no child, but if they have a child, then you shall
have a fourth of what they leave after (payment of) any bequest
they may have bequeathed or a debt; and they shall have the
fourth of what you leave if you have no child, but if you have a
child then they shall have the eighth of what you leave after
(payment of) a bequest you may have bequeathed or a debt; and if
a man or a woman leaves property to be inherited by neither
parents nor offspring, and he (or she) has a brother or a
sister, then each of them two shall have the sixth, but if they
are more than that, they shall be sharers in the third after
(payment of) any bequest that may have been bequeathed or a debt
that does not harm (others); this is an ordinance from Allah:
and Allah is Knowing, Forbearing.
[4.13] These are Allah's limits, and whoever obeys Allah
and His Apostle, He will cause him to enter gardens beneath
which rivers flow, to abide in them; and this is the great
[4.14] And whoever disobeys Allah and His Apostle and
goes beyond His limits, He will cause him to enter fire to abide
in it, and he shall have an abasing chastisement.
[4.15] And as for those who are guilty of an indecency
from among your women, call to witnesses against them four
(witnesses) from among you; then if they bear witness confine
them to the houses until death takes them away or Allah opens
some way for them.
[4.16] And as for the two who are guilty of indecency
from among you, give them both a punishment; then if they repent
and amend, turn aside from them; surely Allah is Oft-returning
(to mercy), the Merciful.
[4.17] Repentance with Allah is only for those who do
evil in ignorance, then turn (to Allah) soon, so these it is to
whom Allah turns (mercifully), and Allah is ever Knowing, Wise.
[4.18] And repentance is not for those who go on doing
evil deeds, until when death comes to one of them, he says:
Surely now I repent; nor (for) those who die while they are
unbelievers. These are they for whom We have prepared a painful
[4.19] O you who believe! it is not lawful for you that
you should take women as heritage against (their) will, and do
not straiten them m order that you may take part of what you
have given them, unless they are guilty of manifest indecency,
and treat them kindly; then if you hate them, it may be that you
dislike a thing while Allah has placed abundant good in it.
[4.20] And if you wish to have (one) wife in place of
another and you have given one of them a heap of gold, then take
not from it anything; would you take it by slandering (her) and
(doing her) manifest wrong?
[4.21] And how can you take it when one of you has
already gone in to the other and they have made with you a firm
[4.22] And marry not woman whom your fathers married,
except what has already passed; this surely is indecent and
hateful, and it is an evil way.
[4.23] Forbidden to you are your mothers and your
daughters and your sisters and your paternal aunts and your
maternal aunts and brothers' daughters and sisters' daughters
and your mothers that have suckled you and your foster-sisters
and mothers of your wives and your step-daughters who are in
your guardianship, (born) of your wives to whom you have gone
in, but if you have not gone in to them, there is no blame on
you (in marrying them), and the wives of your sons who are of
your own loins and that you should have two sisters together,
except what has already passed; surely Allah is Forgiving,
[4.24] And all married women except those whom your right
hands possess (this is) Allah's ordinance to you, and lawful for
you are (all women) besides those, provided that you seek (them)
with your property, taking (them) in marriage not committing
fornication. Then as to those whom you profit by, give them
their dowries as appointed; and there is no blame on you about
what you mutually agree after what is appointed; surely Allah is
[4.25] And whoever among you has not within his power
ampleness of means to marry free believing women, then (he may
marry) of those whom your right hands possess from among your
believing maidens; and Allah knows best your faith: you are
(sprung) the one from the other; so marry them with the
permission of their masters, and give them their dowries justly,
they being chaste, not fornicating, nor receiving paramours; and
when they are taken in marriage, then if they are guilty of
indecency, they shall suffer half the punishment which is
(inflicted) upon free women. This is for him among you who fears
falling into evil; and that you abstain is better for you, and
Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.
[4.26] Allah desires to explain to you, and to guide you
into the ways of those before you, and to turn to you
(mercifully), and Allah is Knowing, Wise.
[4.27] And Allah desires that He should turn to you
(mercifully), and those who follow (their) lusts desire that you
should deviate (with) a great deviation.
[4.28] Allah desires that He should make light your
burdens, and man is created weak.
[4.29] O you who believe! do not devour your property
among yourselves falsely, except that it be trading by your
mutual consent; and do not kill your people; surely Allah is
Merciful to you.
[4.30] And whoever does this aggressively and unjustly,
We will soon cast him into fire; and this is easy to Allah.
[4.31] If you shun the great sins which you are
forbidden, We will do away with your small sins and cause you to
enter an honorable place of entering.
[4.32] And do not covet that by which Allah has made some
of you excel others; men shall have the benefit of what they
earn and women shall have the benefit of what they earn; and ask
Allah of His grace; surely Allah knows all things.
[4.33] And to every one We have appointed heirs of what
parents and near relatives leave; and as to those with whom your
rights hands have ratified agreements, give them their portion;
surely Allah is a witness over all things.
[4.34] Men are the maintainers of women because Allah has
made some of them to excel others and because they spend out of
their property; the good women are therefore obedient, guarding
the unseen as Allah has guarded; and (as to) those on whose part
you fear desertion, admonish them, and leave them alone in the
sleeping-places and beat them; then if they obey you, do not
seek a way against them; surely Allah is High, Great.
[4.35] And if you fear a breach between the two, then
appoint judge from his people and a judge from her people; if
they both desire agreement, Allah will effect harmony between
them, surely Allah is Knowing, Aware.
[4.36] And serve Allah and do not associate any thing
with Him and be good to the parents and to the near of kin and
the orphans and the needy and the neighbor of (your) kin and the
alien neighbor, and the companion in a journey and the wayfarer
and those whom your right hands possess; surely Allah does not
love him who is proud, boastful;
[4.37] Those who are niggardly and bid people to be
niggardly and hide what Allah has given them out of His grace;
and We have prepared for the unbelievers a disgraceful
[4.38] And those who spend their property (in alms) to be
seen of the people and do not believe in Allah nor in the last
day; and as for him whose associate is the Shaitan, an evil
associate is he!
[4.39] And what (harm) would it have done them if they
had believed in Allah and the last day and spent (benevolently)
of what Allah had given them? And Allah knows them.
[4.40] Surely Allah does not do injustice to the weight
of an atom, and if it is a good deed He multiplies it and gives
from Himself a great reward.
[4.41] How will it be, then, when We bring from every
people a witness and bring you as a witness against these?
[4.42] On that day will those who disbelieve and disobey
the Apostle desire that the earth were levelled with them, and
they shall not hide any word from Allah.
[4.43] O you who believe! do not go near prayer when you
are Intoxicated until you know (well) what you say, nor when you
are under an obligation to perform a bath-- unless (you are)
travelling on the road-- until you have washed yourselves; and
if you are sick, or on a journey, or one of you come from the
privy or you have touched the women, and you cannot find water,
betake yourselves to pure earth, then wipe your faces and your
hands; surely Allah is Pardoning, Forgiving.
[4.44] Have you not considered those to whom a portion of
the Book has been given? They buy error and desire that you
should go astray from the way.
[4.45] And Allah best knows your enemies; and Allah
suffices as a Guardian, and Allah suffices as a Helper.
[4.46] Of those who are Jews (there are those who) alter
words from their places and say: We have heard and we disobey
and: Hear, may you not be made to hear! and: Raina, distorting
(the word) with their tongues and taunting about religion; and
if they had said (instead): We have heard and we obey, and
hearken, and unzurna it would have been better for them and more
upright; but Allah has cursed them on account of their unbelief,
so they do not believe but a little.
[4.47] O you who have been given the Book! believe that
which We have revealed, verifying what you have, before We alter
faces then turn them on their backs, or curse them as We cursed
the violaters of the Sabbath, and the command of Allah shall be
[4.48] Surely Allah does not forgive that anything should
be associated with Him, and forgives what is besides that to
whomsoever He pleases; and whoever associates anything with
Allah, he devises indeed a great sin.
[4.49] Have you not considered those who attribute purity
to themselves? Nay, Allah purifies whom He pleases; and they
shall not be wronged the husk of a date stone.
[4.50] See how they forge the lie against Allah, and this
is sufficient as a manifest sin.
[4.51] Have you not seen those to whom a portion of the
Book has been given? They believe in idols and false deities and
say of those who disbelieve: These are better guided in the path
than those who believe.
[4.52] Those are they whom Allah has cursed, and whomever
Allah curses you shall not find any helper for him.
[4.53] Or have they a share in the kingdom? But then they
would not give to people even the speck in the date stone.
[4.54] Or do they envy the people for what Allah has
given them of His grace? But indeed We have given to Ibrahim's
children the Book and the wisdom, and We have given them a grand
[4.55] So of them is he who believes in him, and of them
is he who turns away from him, and hell is sufficient to burn.
[4.56] (As for) those who disbelieve in Our
communications, We shall make them enter fire; so oft as their
skins are thoroughly burned, We will change them for other
skins, that they may taste the chastisement; surely Allah is
[4.57] And (as for) those who believe and do good deeds,
We will make them enter gardens beneath which rivers flow, to
abide in them for ever; they shall have therein pure mates, and
We shall make them enter a dense shade.
[4.58] Surely Allah commands you to make over trusts to
their owners and that when you judge between people you judge
with justice; surely Allah admonishes you with what is
excellent; surely Allah is Seeing, Hearing.
[4.59] O you who believe! obey Allah and obey the Apostle
and those in authority from among you; then if you quarrel about
anything, refer it to Allah and the Apostle, if you believe in
Allah and the last day; this is better and very good in the end.
[4.60] Have you not seen those who assert that they
believe in what has been revealed to you and what was revealed
before you? They desire to summon one another to the judgment of
the Shaitan, though they were commanded to deny him, and the
Shaitan desires to lead them astray into a remote error.
[4.61] And when it is said to them: Come to what Allah
has revealed and to the Apostle, you will see the hypocrites
turning away from you with (utter) aversion.
[4.62] But how will it be when misfortune befalls them on
account of what their hands have sent before? Then they will
come to you swearing by Allah: We did not desire (anything) but
good and concord.
[4.63] These are they of whom Allah knows what is in
their hearts; therefore turn aside from them and admonish them,
and speak to them effectual words concerning themselves.
[4.64] And We did not send any apostle but that he should
be obeyed by Allah's permission; and had they, when they were
unjust to themselves, come to you and asked forgiveness of Allah
and the Apostle had (also) asked forgiveness for them, they
would have found Allah Oft-returning (to mercy), Merciful.
[4.65] But no! by your Lord! they do not believe (in
reality) until they make you a judge of that which has become a
matter of disagreement among them, and then do not find any
straitness in their hearts as to what you have decided and
submit with entire submission.
[4.66] And if We had prescribed for them: Lay down your
lives or go forth from your homes, they would not have done it
except a few of them; and if they had done what they were
admonished, it would have certainly been better for them and
best in strengthening (them);
[4.67] And then We would certainly have given them from
Ourselves a great reward.
[4.68] And We would certainly have guided them in the
[4.69] And whoever obeys Allah and the Apostle, these are
with those upon whom Allah has bestowed favors from among the
prophets and the truthful and the martyrs and the good, and a
goodly company are they!
[4.70] This is grace from Allah, and sufficient is Allah
as the Knower.
[4.71] O you who believe! take your precaution, then go
forth in detachments or go forth in a body.
[4.72] And surely among you is he who would certainly
hang back! If then a misfortune befalls you he says: Surely
Allah conferred a benefit on me that I was not present with
[4.73] And if grace from Allah come to you, he would
certainly cry out, as if there had not been any friendship
between you and him: Would that I had been with them, then I
should have attained a mighty good fortune.
[4.74] Therefore let those fight in the way of Allah, who
sell this world's life for the hereafter; and whoever fights in
the way of Allah, then be he slain or be he victorious, We shall
grant him a mighty reward.
[4.75] And what reason have you that you should not fight
in the way of Allah and of the weak among the men and the women
and the children, (of) those who say: Our Lord! cause us to go
forth from this town, whose people are oppressors, and give us
from Thee a guardian and give us from Thee a helper.
[4.76] Those who believe fight in the way of Allah, and
those who disbelieve fight in the way of the Shaitan. Fight
therefore against the friends of the Shaitan; surely the
strategy of the Shaitan is weak.
[4.77] Have you not seen those to whom it was said:
Withhold your hands, and keep up prayer and pay the poor-rate;
but when fighting is prescribed for them, lo! a party of them
fear men as they ought to have feared Allah, or (even) with a
greater fear, and say: Our Lord! why hast Thou ordained fighting
for us? Wherefore didst Thou not grant us a delay to a near end?
Say: The provision of this world is short, and the hereafter is
better for him who guards (against evil); and you shall not be
wronged the husk of a date stone.
[4.78] Wherever you are, death will overtake you, though
you are in lofty towers, and if a benefit comes to them, they
say: This is from Allah; and if a misfortune befalls them, they
say: This is from you. Say: All is from Allah, but what is the
matter with these people that they do not make approach to
understanding what is told (them)?
[4.79] Whatever benefit comes to you (O man!), it is from
Allah, and whatever misfortune befalls you, it is from yourself,
and We have sent you (O Prophet!), to mankind as an apostle; and
Allah is sufficient as a witness.
[4.80] Whoever obeys the Apostle, he indeed obeys Allah,
and whoever turns back, so We have not sent you as a keeper over
[4.81] And they say: Obedience. But when they go out from
your presence, a party of them decide by night upon doing
otherwise than what you say; and Allah writes down what they
decide by night, therefore turn aside from them and trust in
Allah, and Allah is sufficient as a protector.
[4.82] Do they not then meditate on the Quran? And if it
were from any other than Allah, they would have found in it many
[4.83] And when there comes to them news of security or
fear they spread it abroad; and if they had referred it to the
Apostle and to those in authority among them, those among them
who can search out the knowledge of it would have known it, and
were it not for the grace of Allah upon you and His mercy, you
would have certainly followed the Shaitan save a few
[4.84] Fight then in Allah's way; this is not imposed on
you except In relation to yourself, and rouse the believers to
ardor maybe Allah will restrain the fighting of those who
disbelieve and Allah is strongest in prowess and strongest to
give an exemplary punishment.
[4.85] Whoever joins himself (to another) in a good cause
shall have a share of it, and whoever joins himself (to another)
in an evil cause shall have the responsibility of it, and Allah
controls all things.
[4.86] And when you are greeted with a greeting, greet
with a better (greeting) than it or return it; surely Allah
takes account of all things.
[4.87] Allah, there is no god but He-- He will most
certainly gather you together on the resurrection day, there is
no doubt in it; and who is more true in word than Allah?
[4.88] What is the matter with you, then, that you have
become two parties about the hypocrites, while Allah has made
them return (to unbelief) for what they have earned? Do you wish
to guide him whom Allah has caused to err? And whomsoever Allah
causes to err, you shall by no means find a way for him.
[4.89] They desire that you should disbelieve as they
have disbelieved, so that you might be (all) alike; therefore
take not from among them friends until they fly (their homes) in
Allah's way; but if they turn back, then seize them and kill
them wherever you find them, and take not from among them a
friend or a helper.
[4.90] Except those who reach a people between whom and
you there is an alliance, or who come to you, their hearts
shrinking from fighting you or fighting their own people; and if
Allah had pleased, He would have given them power over you, so
that they should have certainly fought you; therefore if they
withdraw from you and do not fight you and offer you peace, then
Allah has not given you a way against them.
[4.91] You will find others who desire that they should
be safe from you and secure from their own people; as often as
they are sent back to the mischief they get thrown into it
headlong; therefore if they do not withdraw from you, and (do
not) offer you peace and restrain their hands, then seize them
and kill them wherever you find them; and against these We have
given.you a clear authority.
[4.92] And it does not behoove a believer to kill a
believer except by mistake, and whoever kills a believer by
mistake, he should free a believing slave, and blood-money
should be paid to his people unless they remit it as alms; but
if he be from a tribe hostile to you and he is a believer, the
freeing of a believing slave (suffices), and if he is from a
tribe between whom and you there is a convenant, the blood-money
should be paid to his people along with the freeing of a
believing slave; but he who cannot find (a slave) should fast
for two months successively: a penance from Allah, and Allah is
[4.93] And whoever kills a believer intentionally, his
punishment is hell; he shall abide in it, and Allah will send
His wrath on him and curse him and prepare for him a painful
[4.94] O you who believe! when you go to war in Allah's
way, make investigation, and do not say to any one who offers
you peace: You are not a believer. Do you seek goods of this
world's life! But with Allah there are abundant gains; you too
were such before, then Allah conferred a benefit on you;
therefore make investigation; surely Allah is aware of what you
[4.95] The holders back from among the believers, not
having any injury, and those who strive hard in Allah's way with
their property and their persons are not equal; Allah has made
the strivers with their property and their persons to excel the
holders back a (high) degree, and to each (class) Allah has
promised good; and Allah shall grant to the strivers above the
holders back a mighty reward:
[4.96] (High) degrees from Him and protection and mercy,
and Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.
[4.97] Surely (as for) those whom the angels cause to die
while they are unjust to their souls, they shall say: In what
state were you? They shall say: We were weak in the earth. They
shall say: Was not Allah's earth spacious, so that you should
have migrated therein? So these it is whose abode is hell, and
it is an evil resort
[4.98] Except the weak from among the men and the
children who have not in their power the means nor can they find
a way (to escape);
[4.99] So these, it may be, Allah will pardon them, and
Allah is Pardoning, Forgiving.
[4.100] And whoever flies in Allah's way, he will find in
the earth many a place of refuge and abundant resources, and
whoever goes forth from his house flying to Allah and His
Apostle, and then death overtakes him, his reward is indeed with
Allah and Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.
[4.101] And when you journey in the earth, there is no
blame on you if you shorten the prayer, if you fear that those
who disbelieve will cause you distress, surely the unbelievers
are your open enemy.
[4.102] And when you are among them and keep up the
prayer for them, let a party of them stand up with you, and let
them take their arms; then when they have prostrated themselves
let them go to your rear, and let another party who have not
prayed come forward and pray with you, and let them take their
precautions and their arms; (for) those who disbelieve desire
that you may be careless of your arms and your luggage, so that
they may then turn upon you with a sudden united attack, and
there is no blame on you, if you are annoyed with rain or if you
are sick, that you lay down your arms, and take your
precautions; surely Allah has prepared a disgraceful
chastisement for the unbelievers.
[4.103] Then when you have finished the prayer, remember
Allah standing and sitting and reclining; but when you are
secure (from danger) keep up prayer; surely prayer is a timed
ordinance for the believers.
[4.104] And be not weak hearted in pursuit of the enemy;
if you suffer pain, then surely they (too) suffer pain as you
suffer pain, and you hope from Allah what they do not hope; and
Allah is Knowing, Wise.
[4.105] Surely We have revealed the Book to you with the
truth that you may judge between people by means of that which
Allah has taught you; and be not an advocate on behalf of the
[4.106] And ask forgiveness of Allah; surely Allah is
[4.107] And do not plead on behalf of those who act
unfaithfully to their souls; surely Allah does not love him who
is treacherous, sinful;
[4.108] They hide themselves from men and do not hide
themselves from Allah, and He is with them when they meditate by
night words which please Him not, and Allah encompasses what
[4.109] Behold! you are they who (may) plead for them in
this world's life, but who will plead for them with Allah on the
resurrection day, or who shall be their protector?
[4.110] And whoever does evil or acts unjustly to his
soul, then asks forgiveness of Allah, he shall find Allah
[4.111] And whoever commits a sin, he only commits it
against his own soul; and Allah is Knowing, Wise.
[4.112] And whoever commits a fault or a sin, then
accuses of it one innocent, he indeed takes upon himself the
burden of a calumny and a manifest sin.
[4.113] And were it not for Allah's grace upon you and
His mercy a party of them had certainly designed to bring you to
perdition and they do not bring (aught) to perdition but their
own souls, and they shall not harm you in any way, and Allah has
revealed to you the Book and the wisdom, and He has taught you
what you did not know, and Allah's grace on you is very great.
[4.114] There is no good in most of their secret counsels
except (in his) who enjoins charity or goodness or
reconciliation between people; and whoever does this seeking
Allah's pleasure, We will give him a mighty reward.
[4.115] And whoever acts hostilely to the Apostle after
that guidance has become manifest to him, and follows other than
the way of the believers, We will turn him to that to which he
has (himself) turned and make him enter hell; and it is an evil
[4.116] Surely Allah does not forgive that anything
should be associated with Him, and He forgives what is besides
this to whom He pleases; and whoever associates anything with
Allah, he indeed strays off into a remote error.
[4.117] They do not call besides Him on anything but
idols, and they do not call on anything but a rebellious Shaitan.
[4.118] Allah has cursed him; and he said: Most certainly
I will take of Thy servants an appointed portion:
[4.119] And most certainly I will lead them astray and
excite in them vain desires, and bid them so that they shall
slit the ears of the cattle, and most certainly I will bid them
so that they shall alter Allah's creation; and whoever takes the
Shaitan for a guardian rather than Allah he indeed shall suffer
a manifest loss.
[4.120] He gives them promises and excites vain desires
in them; and the Shaitan does not promise them but to deceive.
[4.121] These are they whose abode is hell, and they
shall not find any refuge from it.
[4.122] And (as for) those who believe and do good, We
will make them enter into gardens beneath which rivers flow, to
abide therein for ever; (it is) a promise of Allah, true
(indeed), and who is truer of word than Allah?
[4.123] (This) shall not be in accordance with your vain
desires nor in accordance with the vain desires of the followers
of the Book; whoever does evil, he shall be requited with it,
and besides Allah he will find for himself neither a guardian
nor a helper.
[4.124] And whoever does good deeds whether male or
female and he (or she) is a believer-- these shall enter the
garden, and they shall not be dealt with a jot unjustly.
[4.125] And who has a better religion than he who submits
himself entirely to Allah? And he is the doer of good (to
others) and follows the faith of Ibrahim, the upright one, and
Allah took Ibrahim as a friend.
[4.126] And whatever is in the heavens and whatever is in
the earth is Allah's; and Allah encompasses all things.
[4.127] And they ask you a decision about women. Say:
Allah makes known to you His decision concerning them, and that
which is recited to you in the Book concerning female orphans
whom you do not give what is appointed for them while you desire
to marry them, and concerning the weak among children, and that
you should deal towards orphans with equity; and whatever good
you do, Allah surely knows it.
[4.128] And if a woman fears ill usage or desertion on
the part of her husband, there is no blame on them, if they
effect a reconciliation between them, and reconciliation is
better, and avarice has been made to be present in the
(people's) minds; and if you do good (to others) and guard
(against evil), then surely Allah is aware of what you do.
[4.129] And you have it not in your power to do justice
between wives, even though you may wish (it), but be not
disinclined (from one) with total disinclination, so that you
leave her as it were in suspense; and if you effect a
reconciliation and guard (against evil), then surely Allah is
[4.130] And if they separate, Allah will render them both
free from want out of His ampleness, and Allah is Ample-giving,
[4.131] And whatever is in the heavens and whatever is in
the earth is Allah's and certainly We enjoined those who were
given the Book before you and (We enjoin) you too that you
should be careful of (your duty to) Allah; and if you
disbelieve, then surely whatever is in the heavens and whatever
is in the earth is Allah's and Allah is Self-sufficient,
[4.132] And whatever is in the heavens and whatever is in
the earth is Allah's, and Allah is sufficient as a Protector.
[4.133] If He please, He can make you pass away, O
people! and bring others; and Allah has the power to do this.
[4.134] Whoever desires the reward of this world, then
with Allah is the reward of this world and the hereafter; and
Allah is Hearing, Seeing.
[4.135] O you who beljeve! be maintainers of justice,
bearers of witness of Allah's sake, though it may be against
your own selves or (your) parents or near relatives; if he be
rich or poor, Allah is nearer to them both in compassion;
therefore do not follow (your) low desires, lest you deviate;
and if you swerve or turn aside, then surely Allah is aware of
what you do.
[4.136] O you who believe! believe in Allah and His
Apostle and the Book which He has revealed to His Apostle and
the Book which He revealed before; and whoever disbelieves in
Allah and His angels and His apostles and the last day, he
indeed strays off into a remote error.
[4.137] Surely (as for) those who believe then
disbelieve, again believe and again disbelieve, then increase in
disbelief, Allah will not forgive them nor guide them in the
[4.138] Announce to the hypocrites that they shall have a
[4.139] Those who take the unbelievers for guardians
rather than believers. Do they seek honor from them? Then surely
all honor is for Allah.
[4.140] And indeed He has revealed to you in the Book
that when you hear Allah's communications disbelieved in and
mocked at do not sit with them until they enter into some other
discourse; surely then you would be like them; surely Allah will
gather together the hypocrites and the unbelievers all in hell.
[4.141] Those who wait for (some misfortune to befall)
you then If you have a victory from Allah they say: Were we not
with you? And i. there IS a chance for the unbelievers, they
say: Did we not acquire the mastery over you and defend you from
the believers? So Allah shall Judge between you on the day of
resurrection, and Allah will by no means give the unbelievers a
way against the believers.
[4.142] Surely the hypocrites strive to deceive Allah,
and He shall requite their deceit to them, and when they stand
up to prayer they stand up sluggishly; they do it only to be
seen of men and do not remember Allah save a little.
[4.143] Wavering between that (and this), (belonging)
neither to these nor to those; and whomsoever Allah causes to
err, you shall not find a way for him.
[4.144] O you who believe! do not take the unbelievers
for friends rather than the believers; do you desire that you
should give to Allah a manifest proof against yourselves?
[4.145] Surely the hypocrites are in the lowest stage of
the fire and you shall not find a helper for them.
[4.146] Except those who repent and amend and hold fast
to Allah and are sincere in their religion to Allah, these are
with the believers, and Allah will grant the believers a mighty
[4.147] Why should Allah chastise you if you are grateful
and believe? And Allah is the Multiplier of rewards, Knowing
[4.148] Allah does not love the public utterance of
hurtful speech unless (it be) by one to whom injustice has been
done; and Allah is Hearing, Knowing.
[4.149] If you do good openly or do it in secret or
pardon an evil then surely Allah is Pardoning, Powerful.
[4.150] Surely those who disbelieve in Allah and His
apostles and (those who) desire to make a distinction between
Allah and His apostles and say: We believe in some and
disbelieve in others, and desire to take a course between (this
[4.151] These it is that are truly unbelievers, and We
have prepared for the unbelievers a disgraceful chastisement.
[4.152] And those who believe in Allah and His apostles
and do not make a distinction between any of them-- Allah will
grant them their rewards; and Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.
[4.153] The followers of the Book ask you to bring down
to them a book from heaven; so indeed they demanded of Musa a
greater thing than that, for they said: Show us Allah
manifestly; so the lightning overtook them on account of their
injustice. Then they took the calf (for a god), after clear
signs had come to them, but We pardoned this; and We gave to
Musa clear authority.
[4.154] And We lifted the mountain (Sainai) over them at
(the li taking of the covenant) and We said to them: Enter the
door making obeisance; and We said to them: Do not exceed the
limits of the Sabbath, and We made with them a firm covenant.
[4.155] Therefore, for their breaking their covenant and
their disbelief in the communications of Allah and their killing
the prophets wrongfully and their saying: Our hearts are
covered; nay! Allah set a seal upon them owing to their
unbelief, so they shall not believe except a few.
[4.156] And for their unbelief and for their having
uttered against Marium a grievous calumny.
[4.157] And their saying: Surely we have killed the
Messiah, Isa son of Marium, the apostle of Allah; and they did
not kill him nor did they crucify him, but it appeared to them
so (like Isa) and most surely those who differ therein are only
in a doubt about it; they have no knowledge respecting it, but
only follow a conjecture, and they killed him not for sure.
[4.158] Nay! Allah took him up to Himself; and Allah is
[4.159] And there is not one of the followers of the Book
but most certainly believes in this before his death, and on the
day of resurrection he (Isa) shall be a witness against them.
[4.160] Wherefore for the iniquity of those who are Jews
did We disallow to them the good things which had been made
lawful for them and for their hindering many (people) from
[4.161] And their taking usury though indeed they were
forbidden it and their devouring the property of people falsely,
and We have prepared for the unbelievers from among them a
[4.162] But the firm in knowledge among them and the
believers believe in what has been revealed to. you and what was
revealed before you, and those who keep up prayers and those who
give the poor-rate and the believers in Allah and the last day,
these it is whom We will give a mighty reward.
[4.163] Surely We have revealed to you as We revealed to
Nuh, and the prophets after him, and We revealed to Ibrahim and
Ismail and Ishaq and Yaqoub and the tribes, and Isa and Ayub and
Yunus and Haroun and Sulaiman and We gave to Dawood
[4.164] And (We sent) apostles We have mentioned to you
before and apostles we have not mentioned to you; and to Musa,
Allah addressed His Word, speaking (to him):
[4.165] (We sent) apostles as the givers of good news and
as warners, so that people should not have a plea against Allah
after the (coming of) apostles; and Allah is Mighty, Wise.
[4.166] But Allah bears witness by what He has revealed
to you that He has revealed it with His knowledge, and the
angels bear witness (also); and Allah is sufficient as a
[4.167] Surely (as for) those who disbelieve and hinder
(men) from Allah's way, they indeed have strayed off into a
[4.168] Surely (as for) those who disbelieve and act
unjustly Allah will not forgive them nor guide them to a path
[4.169] Except the path of hell, to abide in it for ever,
and this is easy to Allah.
[4.170] O people! surely the Apostle has come to you with
the truth from your Lord, therefore believe, (it shall be) good
for you and If you disbelieve, then surely whatever is in the
heavens and the earth is Allah's; and Allah is Knowing, Wise.
[4.171] O followers of the Book! do not exceed the limits
in your religion, and do not speak (lies) against Allah, but
(speak) the truth; the Messiah, Isa son of Marium is only an
apostle of Allah and His Word which He communicated to Marium
and a spirit from Him; believe therefore in Allah and His
apostles, and say not, Three. Desist, it is better for you;
Allah is only one God; far be It from His glory that He should
have a son, whatever is in the heavens and whatever is in the
earth is His, and Allah is sufficient for a Protector.
[4.172] The Messiah does by no means disdain that he
should be a servant of Allah, nor do the angels who are near to
Him, and whoever disdains His service and is proud, He will
gather them all together to Himself.
[4.173] Then as for those who believe and do good, He
will pay them fully their rewards and give them more out of His
grace; and as for those who disdain and are proud, He will
chastise them with a painful chastisement. And they shall not
find for themselves besides Allah a guardian or a helper
[4.174] O people! surely there has come to you manifest
proof from your Lord and We have sent to you clear light.
[4.175] Then as for those who believe in Allah and hold
fast by Him, He will cause them to enter into His mercy and
grace and guide them to Himself on a right path.
[4.176] They ask you for a decision of the law. Say:
Allah gives you a decision concerning the person who has neither
parents nor offspring; if a man dies (and) he has no son and he
has a sister, she shall have half of what he leaves, and he
shall be her heir she has no son; but if there be two (sisters),
they shall have two-thirds of what he leaves; and if there are
brethren, men and women, then the male shall have the like of
the portion of two females; Allah makes clear to you, lest you
err; and Allah knows all things.