The Holy Qur'an Translation



In the name of ALLAH, the Gracious, the Merciful.
O ye people ! fear your Lord who created you from a single soul and of its kind created its mate, and from them twain spread many men and women; and fear ALLAH, in Whose name you appeal to one another, and fear him particularly respecting ties of kinship. Verily ALLAH watches over you. (1) And give to the orphans their property and exchange not the bad for the good, and devour not their property by mixing it with your own. Surely, it is a great sin. (2) And if you fear that you will not be just in dealing with the orphans, then marry of other women as may be agreeable to you, two, or three, or four; and if you fear you will not be able to do justice, then marry only one or marry what your right hand possess. Thus it is more likely that you will not do injustice. (3) And give the women their dowries willingly. But if they, of their own pleasure, remit to you a part thereof, then enjoy it as something pleasant and wholesome. (4) And give not to those weak of understanding your property which ALLAH has made for you a means of support; but feed them therewith and clothe them and speak to them words of kind advice. (5) And test the understanding of orphans until they attain the age of marriage, then, if you perceive in them mature judgment, deliver to them their property; and devour it not in extravagance and haste against their growing up. And whoso is rich, let him abstain; and who so is poor let him eat thereof with equity. And when you deliver to them their property, then call witnesses in their presence. And ALLAH is sufficient as a Reckoner. (6) For men is a share of that which parents leave and near relations leave; and for women is a share of that which parents and near relations leave, whether it be little or much - a determined share. (7) And when other relations and orphans and the poor are present at the division of the heritage, give them something therefrom and speak to them words of kindness. (8) And let those fear ALLAH who, if they should leave behind them weak offspring, would be afraid on their account. Let them, therefore, fear ALLAH and let them say the right word. (9) Surely they who devour the property of the orphans unjustly, only swallow fire into their bellies, and they shall burn in a blazing fire. (10) ALLAH commands you concerning your children; a male shall have as much as the share of two females; but if their be females only, numbering more than two, then they shall have two-thirds of what the deceased leave; and if there be one, she shall have the half. And his parents each of them a sixth of the inheritance, if he have a child, but if he have no child and his parents be his heirs, then his mother shall have a third; and if he have brothers and sisters, then his mother shall have a sixth, after the payment of any bequests he may have bequeathed or of debts. Your fathers and your children; you know not which of them is more beneficent to you. This fixing of portions is from ALLAH. Surely, ALLAH is All-Knowing, Wise. (11) And you shall half of that which your wives leave, if they have no child; but if they have a child, then you shall have a fourth of that which they leave, after the payment of any bequests they may have bequeathed or of debts. And they shall have a fourth of that which you leave, if you have no child; but if you have a child, then they shall have an eighth of that which you leave, after the payment of any bequests you may have bequeathed or of debt. And if there be a man or a woman whose heritage is to be divided and he or she has neither parent nor child, and he or she has a brother and a sister, then each one of them shall have a sixth. But if they be more than that, then they shall be equal sharers in one-third, after the payment of any bequests which may have been bequeathed or of debt. And all this shall be without intent to cause injury to anyone. This is an injunction from ALLAH and ALLAH is Wise, Forbearing. (12) These are the limits set by ALLAH; and whoso obeys ALLAH and HIS Messenger, HE will make him enter Gardens through which streams flow; Therein shall they abide; and that is a great triumph. (13) And whoso disobeys ALLAH and HIS Messenger and transgresses HIS limits. HE will make him enter into the Fire; therein he shall abide; and he shall have an humiliating punishment. (14) And such of your women who are guilty of any flagrant impropriety - call to witness four of you against them; and if they bear witness, then confine them to the houses until death overtakes them or ALLAH opens for them some other way. (15) And if two from among you are guilty of it, punish them both. And if they repent and amend, then leave them alone; surely ALLAH is Oft-Returning with compassion and is ever Merciful. (16) Verily, ALLAH accepts the repentance of only those who do evil in ignorance and then repent soon after. These are they to whom ALLAH turns with mercy; and ALLAH is All-Knowing, Wise. (17) There is no acceptance of repentance for those who continue to do evil until, when death faces one of them, he says, I do indeed repent now; nor for those who die disbelievers. It is these for whom WE have prepared a painful punishment. (18) O ye who believe, it is not lawful for you to inherit women against their will, nor should you detain them wrongfully that you may take away part of that which you have given them, except that they be guilty of a flagrant impropriety, and consort with them in kindness, and if you dislike them, it may be that you dislike a thing wherein ALLAH has placed much good. (19) And if you desire to take one wife in place of another and you have given one of them a treasure, take not aught therefrom. Will you take it by false accusations and manifest sinfulness ? (20) And how can you take it when one of you may have consorted with the other, and they (the women) have taken from you a strong covenant ? (21) And marry not those women whom your fathers married, except what has already passed. It is a thing foul and hateful and an evil way. (22) Forbidden to you are your mothers, and your daughters, and your sisters, and your fathers' sisters and your mothers' sisters and brother's daughters, and sister's daughters, and your foster mothers that have given you suck, and your foster-sisters, and the mothers of your wives, and your step-daughters, who are your wards being born of your wives to whom you have gone in - but if you have not gone in unto them, there is no blame on you - and the wives of your sons that are from your loins; and it is forbidden to you to have two sisters together in marriage, except what has already passed; surely ALLAH is Most Forgiving Merciful. (23) And forbidden to you are married women, except such as your right hands possess. This has ALLAH enjoined on you. And allowed to you are those beyond that, that you may seek them by means of your property, marrying them properly and not committing fornication. And for the benefit you receive from them, give them their dowries, as fixed, and there is no blame on you what you do by mutual agreement after the fixing of the dowry. Surely ALLAH is All-Knowing, Wise. (24) And whoso of you cannot afford to marry free believing women, let him marry what your right hands possess, namely your believing hand-maids. And ALLAH knows your faith best; you are all one from another; so marry them with the leave of their masters and give them their dowries, according to what is fair, they being chaste, not committing fornication, nor taking secret paramours. And if, after they are married, they are guilty of lewdness, they shall have half the punishment prescribe for free married women. This is for him among you who fears lest he should commit sin. And that you restrain yourselves is better for you; and ALLAH is Most Forgiving, Merciful. (25) ALLAH desires to make clear to you, and guide you to, the path of those before you and to turn to you in mercy. And ALLAH is All-Knowing, Wise. (26) And ALLAH wishes to turn to you in mercy, but those who follow their low desires wish that you should incline wholly towards evil. (27) ALLAH desires to lighten your burden, for man has been created weak. (28) O ye who believe ! devour not your property among yourselves by unlawful means, except that you earn by trade with mutual consent. And kill not your people. Surely, ALLAH is Merciful towards you. (29) And whosoever does that by way of transgression and injustice, WE shall cast him into Fire; and that is easy for ALLAH. (30) If you keep away from the more grievous of the things which are forbidden you, WE will remove from you your minor evils and admit you to a place of great honour. (31) And covet not that whereby ALLAH has made some of you excel others. Men shall have a share of that which they have earned, and women a share of that which they have earned. And ask ALLAH of HIS bounty. Surely, ALLAH has perfect knowledge of all things. (32) And to everyone WE have appointed heirs to what the parents and their relations leave, and also those with whom your oaths have ratified a contract. So give them their portion. Surely, ALLAH watches over all things. (33) Men are guardians over women because ALLAH has made some of them excel others, and because men spend on them of their wealth. So virtuous women are obedient, and guard the secrets of their husbands with ALLAH's protection. And as for those on whose part you fear disobedience, admonish them and keep away from them in their beds and chastise them. Then if they obey you, seek not a way against them. Surely, ALLAH is High and Great. (34) And if you fear a breach between them, then appoint an arbiter from his folk and an arbiter from her folk. If they (the arbiters) desire reconciliation, ALLAH will effect it between them. Surely, ALLAH is All-Knowing, All-Aware. (35) And worship ALLAH and associate naught with HIM, and show kindness to parents, and to kindred, and orphans, and the needy, and to the neighbour who is a kinsman and the neighbour who is a stranger, and the companion by your side, and the wayfarer, and those whom your right hands possess. Surely, ALLAH loves not the arrogant and the boastful; (36) Who are niggardly and also enjoin people to be niggardly, and hide that which ALLAH has given them of HIS bounty. And WE have prepared for the disbelievers an humiliating punishment; (37) And as for those who spend their wealth in order to be seen of men, and believe not in ALLAH, nor the Last Day, they are the companions of Satan, an whoso has Satan for a companion, and evil companion is he. (38) And what harm would have befallen them if they have believed in ALLAH and the Last Day and spend out of what ALLAH has given them ? And ALLAH knows them well. (39) Surely, ALLAH wrongs not anyone even so much as the weight of an atom. And if there be a good deed, HE multiplies it and gives from Himself a great reward. (40) And how will it fare with them when WE shall bring a witness from every people, and shall bring thee as a witness against these ! (41) On that day those who disbelieved and disobeyed the Messenger will wish that the earth were made level with them, and they will not be able to hide anything from ALLAH. (42) O ye who believe ! go not near Prayer when you are not in full possession of your senses, until you know what you are saying, nor when you are unclean, except when you are traveling along a way, until you have bathed. And if you are ill or you are on a journey while unclean, or if one of you comes from the privy or you have touched women and you find no water, then betake yourselves to pure dust and wipe therewith your faces and your hands. Surely ALLAH is the Effacer of sins, Forgiving, (43) Hast thou not seen those who were given a portion of the Book ? They buy error and desire that you too may lose the way. (44) And ALLAH knows your enemies well. And sufficient is ALLAH as a Friend, and sufficient is ALLAH as a helper. (45) There were some among the Jews who pervert words from their proper places . And they say, `We hear and we disobey' and `hear us and may God's Word never be heard by you,' and they say, `Ra'ina.' They say all this twisting with their tongues and seeking to injure the Faith. And if they had said, `We hear and we obey,' and hear thou,' and `Unzurna,' it would have been better for them and more upright. But ALLAH has cursed them for their disbelief; so they believe but little. (46) O ye people of the Book ! believe in what WE have now sent down, fulfilling that which is with you, before WE destroy some of your leaders and turn them on their backs or curse them as WE cursed the people of the Sabbath. And the decree of ALLAH is bound to be fulfilled. (47) Surely, ALLAH will not forgive that a partner be associated with HIM; but HE will forgive whatever is short of that to whomsoever HE pleases. And whoso associates partners with ALLAH has indeed devised a very great sin. (48) Hast thou not seen those who hold themselves to be pure ? Nay, it is ALLAH who purifies whomsoever HE pleases, and they will not be wronged a whit. (49) See how they forge a lie against ALLAH ! And sufficient is that as a manifest sin. (50) Hast thou not seen those who were given a portion of the Book ? They believe in evil objects and follow those who transgress, and they say of the disbelievers, `These are better guided in religion than those who believe.' (51) Those are they whom ALLAH has cursed, and he whom ALLAH curses, thou shalt not find for him a helper. (52) Have they a share in the kingdom ? Then they would not give men even so much as a the little hollow in the back of a date-stone. (53) Or do they envy men for what ALLAH has given them out of HIS bounty ? If that is so, surely, WE gave the children of Abraham the Book and wisdom and WE gave them a great kingdom. (54) And of them were some who believed in him; and of them were others who turned away from him. And sufficient for them as punishment is the blazing fire of Hell. (55) Those who disbelieve in Our Signs, We shall soon cause them to enter Fire. As often as their skins are burnt up, WE shall give them in exchange other skins that they may continue to taste the punishment. Surely, ALLAH is Mighty and Wise. (56) And those who believe and do good works. WE shall make them enter Gardens through which streams flow, to abide therein for ever; therein shall they have pure spouses, and WE shall admit them to a place of plenteous shade. (57) Verily ALLAH commands you to give over the trusts to those entitled to them, and that, when you judge between men, you judge with justice. And surely, excellent is that with which ALLAH admonishes you. ALLAH is All-Hearing, All-Seeing. (58) O ye who believe ! obey ALLAH, and obey His Messenger and those who are in authority among you. And if you differ in anything refer it to ALLAH and His Messenger, if you are believers in ALLAH and the Last Day. That is best and most commendable in the end. (59) Hast thou not seen those who assert that they believe in what has been revealed to thee and what has been revealed before thee ? They desire to seek judgment from the Evil One, although they were commanded not to obey him. And Satan desires to lead them far astray. (60) And when it is said to them, `Come ye to what ALLAH has sent down and to His Messenger,' thou seest the hypocrites turn away from thee with aversion. (61) Then how is it that when an affliction befalls them because of what their hands have sent on before, they come to thee swearing by ALLAH, saying, `We meant nothing but the doing of good and conciliation.' (62) These are they, the secrets of whose hearts ALLAH knows well. So turn away from them and admonish them and speak to them an effective word concerning themselves. (63) And WE have sent no Messenger but that he should be obeyed by the command of ALLAH. And if they had come to thee, when they had wronged their souls, and asked forgiveness of ALLAH, and the Messenger also had asked forgiveness for them, they would have surely found ALLAH Oft-Returning with compassion, and Merciful. (64) But no, by thy Lord, they will not be true believers until they make thee judge in all that is in dispute between them and then find not in their hearts any demur concerning that which thou decidest and submit with full submission. (65) And if WE had commanded them: Slay your people or leave your homes,' they would not have done it except a few of them; and if they had done what they are exhorted to do, it would surely have been better for them and conducive to greater strength; (66) And then WE would have surely, given them a great reward from Ourselves; (67) And WE could surely have guided them in the right path. (68) And whoso obeys ALLAH and this Messenger shall be among those on whom ALLAH has bestowed HIS blessings - the Prophets, the Truthful, the Martyrs, and the Righteous. And an excellent company are they. (69) This grace is from ALLAH, and ALLAH suffices as One Who is All-Knowing. (70) O ye who believe ! take your precautions for security, then go forth in separate parties or go forth all together. (71) And among you there is he who tarries behind, and if a misfortune befalls you, he says, `Surely ALLAH has been gracious to me, since I was not present with them.' (72) But if there comes to you good fortune from ALLAH, he says, as if there were no love between you and him, `Would that I had been with them, then should I have indeed achieved a great success !' (73) Let those then fight in the cause of ALLAH who would sell the present life for the Hereafter. And whoso fights in the cause of ALLAH, be he slain or be he victorious, WE shall soon give him a great reward. (74) And why should you not fight in the cause of ALLAH and for the rescue of the weak men, women and children - who say, `Our Lord, take us out of this town whose people are oppressors, and give us a friend from Thyself and give us from Thyself a helper.' (75) Those who believe fight in the cause of ALLAH, and those who disbelieve fight in the cause of the Evil One. Fight ye therefore, against the friends of Satan; surely Satan's strategy is weak. (76) Hast thou not seen those to whom it was said : `Restrain your hands, observe Prayer, and pay the ZakŠt.' And when fighting is prescribed for them, behold a section of them fear men as they should fear ALLAH, or with still greater fear; and they say `Our Lord, why hast thou prescribed fighting for us ? Wouldst Thou not grant us respite yet a while ?' Say, `The benefit of this world is little and the Hereafter will be better for him who fears ALLAH; and you shall not be wronged a whit.' (77) Wheresoever you may be, death will overtake you, even if you be in strongly built towers. And if some good befalls them, they say, `This is from ALLAH;' and if evil befalls them, they say, `This is from thee.' Say, `All is from ALLAH.' What has happened to these people that they would not try to understand anything ? (78) Whatever of good comes to thee is from ALLAH; and whatever of evil befalls thee is from thyself. And WE have sent thee as a Messenger to all mankind. And sufficient is ALLAH as a Witness. (79) Whoso obeys the Messenger obeys ALLAH indeed; and whoso turns away, then WE have not sent thee to be a keeper over them. (80) And they say, `Obedience is our guiding principle;' but when they go forth from thy presence, a section of them spends the night scheming against what thou hast said. ALLAH records whatever they scheme by night. So turn away from them, and put thy trust in ALLAH. And sufficient is ALLAH as a Disposer of affairs. (81) Will they not, then, meditate upon the Qur'an ? Had it been from anyone other than ALLAH, they would surely have found therein much discrepancy. (82) And when there comes to them any tidings whether of peace or of fear they spread it about, whereas if they had referred it to the Messenger and to those in authority among them, surely those of them, who can elicit the truth from it, would have understood it. And had it not been for the grace of ALLAH upon you and HIS mercy, you would have followed Satan, save a few. (83) Fight, therefore, in the way of ALLAH - thou art not made responsible except for thyself - and urge on the believers to fight. It may be that ALLAH will restrain the might of those that disbelieve; And ALLAH is stronger in might and stronger in inflicting punishment. (84) Whoso makes a righteous intercession shall have a share thereof, and whoso makes an evil intercession, shall have a like portion thereof; and ALLAH is Powerful over everything. (85) And when you are greeted with a greeting, greet ye with a better greeting or at least return it. Surely ALLAH takes account of all things. (86) ALLAH is HE besides Whom there is none worthy of worship. HE will certainly continue to assemble you till the Day of Resurrection about which there is no doubt. And who is more truthful in his word than ALLAH ? (87) What is the matter with you that you are divided into two parties regarding the Hypocrites ? And ALLAH has overthrown them because of what they earned. Desire ye to guide him whom ALLAH has caused to perish ? And for him whom ALLAH causes to perish thou shalt not find a way. (88) They wish that you should disbelieve as they have disbelieved, so that you may become alike. Take not, therefore, friends from among them, until they emigrate in the way of ALLAH. And if they turn away, then seize them and kill them wherever you find them; and take no friend nor helper from among them; (89) Except those who are connected with a people between whom and you there is a pact, or those who come to you, while their hearts shrink from fighting you or fighting their own people. And if ALLAH had so pleased, HE could have given them power against you, then they would have surely fought you. So, if they keep aloof from you and fight you not, and make you an offer of peace, then ALLAH has allowed you no way of aggression against them. (90) You will find others who desire to be secure from you and to be secure from their own people. Whenever they are made to revert to hostility, they fall headlong into it. Therefore, if they do not keep aloof from you nor offer you peace nor restrain their hands, then seize them and kill them, wherever you find them. Against these WE have given you clear authority. (91) It does not behove a believer to slay a believer unless it be by mistake. And he who slays a believer by mistake shall free a believing slave, and pay blood-money to be handed over to his heirs, unless they remit it as charity. But if the person slain be of a people hostile to you, and he is a believer, then the penalty is only the freeing of a believing slave, and if he be of a people between whom and you is a pact, then the penalty is blood-money to be handed over to his heirs, and the freeing of a believing slave. But whoso finds not one, then he shall fast for two consecutive months - a mercy from ALLAH. And ALLAH is All-Knowing, Wise. (92) And whoso slays a believer intentionally, his reward shall be Hell wherein he shall abide. And ALLAH shall be wroth with him and shall curse him and shall prepare for him a great punishment. (93) O ye who believe ! when you go forth to fight in the cause of ALLAH, make proper investigation and say not to anyone who greets you with the greeting of peace, Thou art not a believer.' You seek the goods of this life, but with ALLAH are good things in plenty. Such were you before this, but ALLAH conferred His special favour on you; so do make proper investigation. Surely, ALLAH is Aware of what you do. (94) Those of the believers who sit at home, excepting the disabled ones, and those who strive in the cause of ALLAH with their wealth and their persons, are not equal. ALLAH has exalted in rank those who strive with their wealth and their persons above those who sit at home. And to each ALLAH has promised good. And ALLAH has exalted those who strive above those who sit at home, by a great reward - (95) By degrees of excellence bestowed by HIM, and by special forgiveness and mercy. And ALLAH is Most Forgiving, Merciful. (96) Verily, those whom the angels cause to die while they are wronging their own souls, the angels will say to them : `What were you after ?' They will say : `We were treated as weak in the land.' The angels will say, `Was not ALLAH's earth spacious enough so that you could have emigrated therein ?' It is these whose abode shall be Hell, and an evil destination it is; (97) Except such weak ones among men, women and children, as are incapable of adopting any plan or of finding any way to escape. (98) As to these, maybe ALLAH will efface their sins; for ALLAH is the Effacer of sins, the Most Forgiving. (99) And whoso emigrates from his country in the way of ALLAH will find in the earth an abundant place of refuge and plentifulness. And whoso goes forth from his home, emigrating in the cause of ALLAH and HIS Messenger, and death overtakes him, his reward lies on ALLAH, and ALLAH is Most Forgiving, Merciful, (100) And when you journey in the land, it shall be no blame on you if you shorten the Prayer, if you fear that those who disbelieve will cause you trouble. Verily the disbelievers are an open enemy to you. (101) And when thou art among them, and leadest the Prayer for them, let a party of them stand with thee and let them take their arms. And when they have performed their prostrations, let them go to your rear, and let another party, who have not yet prayed, come forward and pray with thee, and let them take their means of defence and their arms. The disbelievers wish that you were neglectful of your arms and your baggage that they may fall upon you at once. And it shall be no sin for you, because of the inconvenience caused by rain or because you are sick, that you lay aside your arms. But you should always take your precautions. Surely, ALLAH has prepared an humiliating punishment for the disbelievers. (102) And when you have finished the Prayer, remember ALLAH, standing and sitting, and laying on your sides. And when you are secure from danger, then observe Prayer in the prescribe form; verily Prayer is enjoined on the believers to be performed at fixed hours. (103) And slacken not in seeking these people. If you suffer, they too suffer even as you suffer. But you hope from ALLAH what they hope not. And ALLAH is All-Knowing, Wise. (104) WE have surely sent down to thee the Book comprising the truth, that thou mayest judge between men by what ALLAH has taught thee. And be not thou a disputer on behalf of the faithless; (105) And ask forgiveness of ALLAH. Surely, ALLAH is Most Forgiving, Merciful. (106) And plead not on behalf of those who are dishonest to themselves. Surely, ALLAH loves not one who is perfidious and a great sinner. (107) They seek to hide their designs from men, but they cannot hide them from ALLAH; and HE is present with them when they plot at night about matters which HE does not approve. And ALLAH encompasses what they do. (108) Behold ! you are those who pleaded for them in the present life. But who will plead with ALLAH for them on the Day of Resurrection, or who will be a guardian over them ? (109) And whoso does evil or wrongs his soul, and then asks forgiveness of ALLAH, will find ALLAH Most Forgiving, Merciful. (110) And whoso commits a sin, it is only against his own soul. And ALLAH is All-Knowing, Wise. (111) And whoso commits a fault or a sin, then throws the blame thereof on an innocent person, certainly bears the burden of calumny and a manifest sin. (112) And but for the grace of ALLAH upon thee and HIS mercy, a party of them had resolved to bring about thy ruin. And they ruin none but themselves and they cannot harm thee at all. And ALLAH has sent down to thee the Book and wisdom and has taught thee what thou knewest not, and great is ALLAH's grace on thee. (113) There is no good in many of their conferences except the conferences of such as enjoin charity, or goodness or the making of peace among men. And whoso does that, seeking the pleasure of ALLAH, WE shall soon bestow on him a great reward. (114) And whoso opposes the Messenger after guidance has become manifest to him, and follows a way other than that of the believers, WE shall let him pursue the way he is pursuing and shall cast him into Hell, and an evil destination it is. (115) ALLAH shall not forgive that anything be associated with HIM as partner, but HE will forgive what is short of that to whomsoever HE pleases. And whoso associates anything with ALLAH has indeed strayed far away. (116) They invoke besides HIM none but lifeless objects, and they invoke none but Satan the rebellious, (117) Whom ALLAH has cursed. He said, `I will assuredly take a fixed portion from THY servants; (118) `And assuredly I will lead them astray and assuredly I will arouse in them vain desires, and assuredly I will incite them and they will cut the ears of cattle; and assuredly I will incite them and they will alter ALLAH's creation.' And whoever takes Satan for a friend instead of ALLAH, he certainly suffers a manifest loss. (119) He holds out promises to them and excites vain desires in them, and Satan promises them nothing but vain things. (120) For such, their abode shall be Hell, and they shall find no way of escape from it. (121) But as for those who believe and do good works, WE will admit them into Gardens, beneath which streams flow, wherein they will abide forever. It is ALLAH's unfailing promise; and who can be more truthful than ALLAH in word ? (122) It shall not be according to your desires, nor according to the desires of the People of the Book. Whoso does evil shall be requited for it; and he shall find for himself no friend or helper besides ALLAH. (123) But whoso does good works, whether male or female, and he or she is a believer, such shall enter heaven, and shall not be wronged even as much as the little hollow in the back of a date-stone. (124) And who is better in faith than he who submits himself entirely to ALLAH, and he is a doer of good and follows the religion of Abraham ? And ALLAH took Abraham for a special friend. (125) And to ALLAH belongs all that is in the heavens and that is in the earth; and ALLAH encompasses all things. (126) And they seek of thee the decision of the law concerning marriage with more women than one. Say, ALLAH gives you His decision concerning them. And that which is recited to you elsewhere in your Book concerns the orphan girls whom you give not what is prescribed for them and whom you desire to marry, and also concerns the weak among children. And HE enjoins you to deal equitably with the orphans. And whatever good you do, surely ALLAH knows it well. (127) And if a women fears ill treatment or indifference from her husband, it shall be no sin that they be suitably reconciled to each other; and reconciliation is best. And people are prone to covetousness. And if you do good and are righteous, surely ALLAH is Aware of what you do. (128) And you cannot keep perfect balance between wives, however much you may desire it. But incline not wholly to one so that you leave the other like a thing suspended. And if you are reconciled and act righteously, surely ALLAH is Most Forgiving, and Merciful. (129) And if they separate, ALLAH will make both independent out of HIS abundance, and ALLAH is Bountiful, Wise. (130) And to ALLAH belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is in the earth. And WE have assuredly commanded those who were given the Book before you and commanded you also to fear ALLAH. But if you disbelieve, then remember that to ALLAH belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is in the earth, and ALLAH is Self-Sufficient, Praiseworthy. (131) And to ALLAH belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is in the earth, and sufficient is ALLAH as a Guardian. (132) If HE please, HE can take you away, O people, and bring others in your stead; and ALLAH has the full power to do that. (133) Whoso desires the reward of this world, then let him know that with ALLAH is the reward of this world and of the hereafter; and ALLAH is All-Hearing, All-Seeing. (134) O ye who believe ! be strict in observing justice and be witnesses for ALLAH, even though it be against yourselves or against your parents or kindred. Whether he, against whom witness is borne, be rich or poor, ALLAH is more regardful of them both than you are. Therefore follow not your low desires that you may be able to act equitably. And if you hide the truth or evade it, then know that ALLAH is Well-Aware of what you do. (135) O ye who believe ! believe in ALLAH and HIS Messenger and in the Book which HE had revealed to HIS Messenger, and the Book which HE revealed before it. And whoso disbelieves in ALLAH and HIS angels, and HIS Books and HIS Messengers and the Last Day, has surely strayed far away. (136) Those who believe, then disbelieve, then again believe, then disbelieve and then increase in disbelief, ALLAH will never forgive them nor will HE guide them to the right way. (137) Give to the hypocrites the tidings that for them is a grievous punishment; (138) Those who take disbelievers as friends rather than believers. Do they seek honour at their hands ? Surely, all honour belongs to ALLAH. (139) And HE has already revealed to you in the Book that when you hear the Signs of God being denied and mocked at, sit not with those who indulge in such talk until they engage in some other talk; for in that case you would be like them. Surely ALLAH will assemble the hypocrite and the disbelievers in Hell, all together. (140) Those who await your ruin. If you have a victory from ALLAH, they say, `Were we not with you ?' And if the disbelievers have a share of it, they say to them, `Did we not on a previous occasion get the better of you and save you from the believers ?' ALLAH will judge between you on the day of Resurrection; and ALLAH will not grant the disbelievers a way to prevail against the believers. (141) The hypocrites seek to deceive ALLAH, but HE will punish them for their deception. And when they stand up for Prayer, they stand up lazily and to be seen of men, and they remember ALLAH but little. (142) Wavering between this and that, belonging neither to these nor to those. And he whom ALLAH causes to perish, for him thou shalt not find a way of escape. (143) O ye who believe, take not disbelievers for friends, in preference to believers. Do you mean to give ALLAH a manifest proof against yourselves ? (144) The hypocrite shall surely be in the lowest depths of the Fire; and thou shalt find no helper for them, (145) Except those who repent and amend and hold fast to ALLAH and are sincere in their obedience to ALLAH - these are among the believers. And ALLAH will soon bestow a great reward upon the believers. (146) Why should ALLAH punish you, if you are thankful and if you believe ? And ALLAH is Appreciating, All-Knowing. (147) ALLAH likes not the uttering of unseemly speech in public, except on the part of one who is being wronged. Verily, ALLAH is All-Hearing, All-Knowing. (148) Whether you make public a good deed or keep it secret or pardon an evil, ALLAH is certainly the Effacer of sins, All-Powerful. (149) Surely, those who disbelieve in ALLAH and HIS Messengers and seek to make a distinction between ALLAH and HIS Messengers, and say, `We believe in some and disbelieve in others,' and seek to take a way between; (150) These really are the disbelievers, and WE have prepared for the disbelievers an humiliating punishment. (151) And those who believe in ALLAH and in all his Messengers and make no distinction between any of them, to such HE will soon give their rewards. And ALLAH is Most Forgiving, Merciful. (152) The people of the Book ask thee to bring down upon them a Book from heaven. They asked Moses a greater thing than this. They said, `Show us ALLAH openly.' Thereupon a destructive punishment overtook them because of their transgression. Then they took the calf for worship after clear Signs had come to them, but WE pardoned even that. And WE gave Moses a manifest authority. (153) And WE raised high above them the Mount while making a covenant with them, and WE said to them, `Enter the gate submissively,' and WE said to them, `Transgress not in the matter of the Sabbath.' And WE took from them a firm covenant. (154) So, for their breaking the covenant, and their denial of the Signs of ALLAH, and their seeking to slay the Prophets unjustly, and their saying: `Our hearts are wrapped up in covers,' - nay, but ALLAH has sealed them because of their disbelief, so they believe not but little - (155) And for their disbelief and for their uttering against Mary a grievous calumny; (156) And for their saying, `We did slay the Messiah, Jesus, son of Mary, the Messenger of ALLAH;' whereas they slew him not, nor did they bring about his death upon the cross, but he was made to appear to them like one crucified; and those who differ therein are certainly in a state of doubt about it; they have no certain knowledge thereof, but only pursue a conjecture; and they did not arrive at a certainty concerning it. (157) On the contrary, ALLAH exalted him to Himself. And ALLAH is Mighty, Wise. (158) And there is none among the People of the Book but will continue to believe in it before his death; and on the Day of Resurrection, he (Jesus) shall be a witness against them. (159) So, because of the transgression of the Jews, WE forbade them pure things which had been allowed to them, and also because of their hindering many men from ALLAH's way, (160) And because of their taking interest although they had been forbidden it, and because of their devouring peoples wealth wrongfully. And WE have prepared for those of them, who disbelieve, a painful punishment. (161) But those among them who are firmly grounded in knowledge, and the believers, believe in what has been sent down to thee and what was sent down before thee, and especially those that observe Prayer and those who pay the ZakŠt and those who believe in ALLAH and the Last Day. To these WE will surely give a mighty reward. (162) Surely, WE have sent revelation to thee, as WE sent revelation to Noah and the Prophets after him; and WE sent revelation to Abraham and Ishmael and Isaac and Jacob and his children and to Jesus and Job and Jonah and Aaron and Solomon, and WE gave David a Book. (163) And WE sent some Messengers whom WE have already mentioned to thee and some Messengers whom WE have not mentioned to thee - and to Moses ALLAH spoke at great length - (164) Messengers, bearers of glad tidings and Warners, so that people may have no plea against ALLAH after the coming of Messengers. And ALLAH is Mighty, Wise. (165) But ALLAH bears witness by means of the revelation which HE has sent down to thee, that HE has sent it down full of HIS knowledge, and the angels also bear witness; and sufficient is ALLAH as a Witness. (166) Those who disbelieve and hinder others from the way of ALLAH, have certainly strayed far away. (167) Surely, those who have disbelieved and have acted unjustly, ALLAH will not forgive them, nor will HE show them any way. (168) Except the way of Hell, wherein they shall abide for a long, long period. And that is easy for ALLAH. (169) O mankind ! the Messenger has indeed come to you with truth from your Lord; believe therefore, it will be better for you. But if you disbelieve, verily, to ALLAH belongs whatever is in the heavens and in the earth. And ALLAH is All-Knowing, Wise. (170) O People of the Book ! exceed not the limits in your religion, and say not of ALLAH anything but the truth. Verily, the Messiah, Jesus, son of Mary, was only a Messenger of ALLAH, and a fulfillment of HIS word which HE has sent down to Mary, and a mercy from HIM. So believe in ALLAH and HIS Messengers, and say not, `They are three.' Desist, it will be better for you. Verily, ALLAH is the only One God. Holy is HE, far above having a son. To HIM belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is in the earth. And sufficient is ALLAH as a guardian. (171) Surely, the Messiah disdains not to be a servant of ALLAH, nor do the angels who are near to Him, and whoso disdains to worship HIM and is proud, HE will gather them all to Himself. (172) Then as for those who believe and do good works, HE will give them their rewards in full and will give them more out of HIS grace; but as for those who disdain and are proud, HE will punish them with a painful punishment. And they shall find for themselves beside ALLAH no friend, nor helper. (173) O ye people, manifest proof has indeed come to you from your Lord, and WE have sent down to you a clear Light. (174) Then, as for those who believe in ALLAH and hold fast to HIM, HE will surely admit them to HIS mercy and grace and will guide them along a straight path leading to Himself. (175) They ask thee for a decision. Say, `ALLAH gives HIS decision concerning `KalŠlah. If a man dies leaving no child and he has a sister, then she shall have half of what he leaves; and he shall inherit her if she has no child. But if there be two sisters, then they shall have two-thirds of what he leaves. And if the heirs be brethren - both men and women - then the male shall have as much as the portion of two females. ALLAH explains this to you lest you go astray and ALLAH knows all things well.' (176)