In the name of Allah, the
Beneficent, the Merciful.
[49.1] O you who believe!
be not forward in the presence of Allah and His Apostle, and be
careful of (your duty to) Allah; surely Allah is Hearing,
[49.2] O you who believe! do not raise your voices above
the voice of the Prophet, and do not speak loud to him as you
speak loud to one another, lest your deeds became null while you
do not perceive.
[49.3] Surely those who lower their voices before Allah's
Apostle are they whose hearts Allah has proved for guarding
(against evil); they shall have forgiveness and a great reward.
[49.4] (As for) those who call out to you from behind the
private chambers, surely most of them do not understand.
[49.5] And if they wait patiently until you come out to
them, it would certainly be better for them, and Allah is
[49.6] O you who believe! if an evil-doer comes to you
with a report, look carefully into it, lest you harm a people in
ignorance, then be sorry for what you have done.
[49.7] And know that among you is Allah's Apostle; should
he obey you in many a matter, you would surely fall into
distress, but Allah has endeared the faith to you and has made
it seemly in your hearts, and He has made hateful to you
unbelief and transgression and disobedience; these it is that
are the followers of a right way.
[49.8] By grace from Allah and as a favor; and Allah is
[49.9] And if two parties of the believers quarrel, make
peace between them; but if one of them acts wrongfully towards
the other, fight that which acts wrongfully until it returns to
Allah's command; then if it returns, make peace between them
with justice and act equitably; surely Allah loves those who act
[49.10] The believers are but brethren, therefore make
peace between your brethren and be careful of (your duty to)
Allah that mercy may be had on you.
[49.11] O you who believe! let not (one) people laugh at
(another) people perchance they may be better than they, nor let
women (laugh) at (other) women, perchance they may be better
than they; and do not find fault with your own people nor call
one another by nicknames; evil is a bad name after faith, and
whoever does not turn, these it is that are the unjust.
[49.12] O you who believe! avoid most of suspicion, for
surely suspicion in some cases is a sin, and do not spy nor let
some of you backbite others. Does one of you like to eat the
flesh of his dead brother? But you abhor it; and be careful of
(your duty to) Allah, surely Allah is Oft-returning (to mercy),
[49.13] O you men! surely We have created you of a male
and a female, and made you tribes and families that you may know
each other; surely the most honorable of you with Allah is the
one among you most careful (of his duty); surely Allah is
[49.14] The dwellers of the desert say: We believe. Say:
You do not believe but say, We submit; and faith has not yet
entered into your hearts; and if you obey Allah and His Apostle,
He will not diminish aught of your deeds; surely Allah is
[49.15] The believers are only those who believe in Allah
and His Apostle then they doubt not and struggle hard with their
wealth and their lives in the way of Allah; they are the
[49.16] Say: Do you apprise Allah of your religion, and
Allah knows what is in the heavens and what is in the earth; and
Allah is Cognizant of all things.
[49.17] They think that they lay you under an obligation
by becoming Muslims. Say: Lay me not under obligation by your
Islam: rather Allah lays you under an obligation by guiding you
to the faith if you are truthful.
[49.18] Surely Allah knows the unseen things of the
heavens and the earth; and Allah sees what you do.