The Holy Qur'an Translation

 
 



Al-Fath

In the name of ALLAH, the Gracious, the Merciful.
Verily, WE have given thee a clear Victory, (1) That ALLAH may cover up for thee thy shortcomings, past and future, and that HE may complete HIS favour upon thee on a right path; (2) And that ALLAH may help thee with a mighty help. (3) HE it is Who sent down tranquility into the hearts of the believers that they might add faith to their faith - and to ALLAH belong the hosts of the heavens and the earth, and ALLAH is All-Knowing, Wise - (4) That HE may cause the believing men and the believing women to enter the Gardens beneath which streams flow, wherein they will abide, and that HE may remove their evils from them - and that, in the sight of ALLAH, is the supreme achievement; (5) And that HE may punish the hypocritical men and the hypocritical women, and the idolatrous men and the idolatrous women, who entertain evil thoughts concerning ALLAH. On them shall fall an evil calamity, and the wrath of ALLAH is upon them. And HE has cursed them. And has prepared Hell for them. And that, indeed, is an evil destination. (6) And to ALLAH belong the hosts of the heavens and the earth and ALLAH is Mighty, Wise. (7) WE have sent thee as a witness and a bearer of glad tidings and a Warner, (8) That you should believe in ALLAH and HIS Messenger, and may help him, and honour him, and that you may glorify ALLAH morning and evening. (9) Verily, those who swear allegiance to thee, indeed, swear allegiance to ALLAH. The hand of ALLAH is over their hands. So whoever breaks his oath, breaks it to his own loss; and whoever fulfills the covenant that HE has made with ALLAH, HE will, surely, give him a great reward. (10) Those of the desert Arabs, who contrived to be left behind, will say to thee, `Our possessions and our families kept us occupied, so ask forgiveness for us.' They say with their tongues that which is not in their hearts. Say, `Who can avail you aught against ALLAH, if HE should attend you some harm, or if HE should intend you some benefit ? Nay, ALLAH is Well-Aware of what you do.' (11) `Nay, you though that the Messenger and the believers would never return to their families, and that was made to appear pleasing to your hearts, and you thought an evil thought, and you were a ruined people.' (12) And as for those who believe not in ALLAH and HIS Messenger - WE have, surely, prepared for the disbelievers a blazing fire. (13) And to ALLAH belongs the Kingdom of the heavens and the earth. HE forgives whom HE pleases, and punishes whom he pleases. And ALLAH is Most Forgiving, ever Merciful. (14) Those who contrived to be left behind, will say, when you go forth to the spoils to take them, `Let us follow you.' They seek to change the decree of ALLAH. Say, `You shall not follow us. Thus has ALLAH said beforehand.' Then they will say, `Nay, but you envy us.' That is not so; in fact they understand not except a little. (15) Say to the desert Arabs who contrived to be left behind, `You shall be called to fight against a people of mighty valour; you shall fight them until they surrender. Then, if you obey, ALLAH will give you a good reward, but if you turn your backs, as you turned your backs before, HE will punish you with a painful punishment.' (16) There is no blame on the blind, nor is there blame on the lame, nor is there blame on the sick, if they go not forth to fight. And whoso obeys ALLAH and HIS Messenger, HE will cause them to enter the Gardens beneath which streams flow; but whoso turns his back, him will HE punish with a grievous punishment. (17) Surely, ALLAH was well-pleased with the believers when they were swearing allegiance to thee under the Tree, and HE knew what was in their hearts, and HE sent down tranquility on them, and HE rewarded them with a victory at hand, (18) And great spoils that they will take. ALLAH is Mighty, Wise. (19) ALLAH has promised you great spoils that you will take and HE has given you this in advance, and has restrained the hands of men from you, that it may be a Sign for the believers, and that HE may guide you on a right path; (20) And HE has promised you another victory which you have not been able to achieve yet, but ALLAH has, surely, compassed it. And ALLAH has power over all things. (21) And if those who disbelieve should fight you, they would, certainly, turn their backs; then they would find neither protector nor helper. (22) Such has ever been the law of ALLAH; and thou shalt not find any change in the law of ALLAH. (23) And HE it is Who withheld their hands from you and your hands from them in the valley of Mecca, after HE had given you victory over them. And ALLAH sees all that you do. (24) It is they who disbelieved and debarred you from the Sacred Mosque and also prevented the dedicated offerings from reaching their place of sacrifice. And had it not been for some believing men and believing women who were then in Mecca and whom, not having known, you might have trampled down, and thus might have, on their account, incurred an unwitting guilt, HE would have permitted you to fight, but HE withheld you that HE might admit into HIS mercy whom HE will. If they had been clearly separated from the disbelievers, WE would have, surely, punished those of them who disbelieved with a grievous punishment. (25) When those who disbelieved harboured in their hearts prideful indignation - indignation of the Days of Ignorance, ALLAH sent down HIS tranquility on HIS Messenger and on the believers, and made them adhere firmly to the principle of righteousness, and they were better entitled to it and more worthy of it. And ALLAH knows everything well. (26) ALLAH, indeed, fulfilled for HIS Messenger the Vision: You shall certainly enter the Sacred Mosque, if ALLAH will, in security, some of you having their heads shaven and others having their hair cut short, you will have no fear. But HE knew what you knew not. HE has, in fact, ordained for you, besides that, a victory near at hand. (27) HE it is Who has sent HIS Messenger with guidance and the true Religion, That HE may cause it to prevail over all other religions. And sufficient is ALLAH as a Witness. (28) Muhammad is the Messenger of ALLAH. And those who are with him are hard against the disbelievers but tender among themselves. Thou seest them bowing and prostrating themselves in Prayer, seeking ALLAH's grace and pleasure. Their marks are upon their faces, being the traces of prostrations. This is their description in the Torah. And their description in the Gospel is like unto a seed-produce that sends forth its sprout, then makes it strong; it then becomes stout, and stands firm on its stem, delighting the sowers - That HE may cause the disbelievers to boil with rage at the sight of them. ALLAH has promised, unto those of them, who believe and do good works, forgiveness and a great reward. (29)