The Holy Qur'an Translation



In the name of ALLAH, the Gracious, the Merciful.
When the Hypocrites come to thee, they say, `We bear witness that thou art the Messenger of ALLAH.' And ALLAH knows that thou art indeed HIS Messenger, but ALLAH also bears witness that the Hypocrites certainly are liars. (1) They have made their oaths a cloak; thus they hinder men from the way of ALLAH. Surely, evil is that which they have been doing. (2) That is because they first believed and then disbelieved. So a seal was set upon their hearts and consequently they understand not. (3) And when thou seest them, their figures please thee; and when they speak, thou listenest to their speech. They are as though they were blocks of wood propped up. They think that every cry is against them. They are the enemy, so beware of them. ALLAH's curse be upon them, how are they being turned away from the truth ! (4) And when it is said to them `Come, that the Messenger of ALLAH ask forgiveness for you,' they turn their heads aside, and thou seest them holding back disdainfully while they are big with pride. (5) For them it is equal whether thou ask forgiveness for them, or ask not forgiveness for them. ALLAH will never forgive them. Surely, ALLAH guides not the rebellious people. (6) They it is who say, `Spend not on those who are with the Messenger of ALLAH that they may disperse and leave him;' while to ALLAH belong the treasures of the heavens and the earth; but the Hypocrites understand not. (7) They say, `If we return to Medina, the one most exalted will, surely, drive out therefrom the one most mean,' while true honour belongs to ALLAH and to HIS Messenger and the believers; but the Hypocrites know not. (8) O ye who believe ! let not your wealth and your children divert you from the remembrance of ALLAH. And whoever does so - it is they who are the losers. (9) And spend out of that which WE have given you before death comes upon one of you and he says, `My Lord ! if only Thou wouldst respite me for a little while, then I would give alms and be among the righteous.' (10) And ALLAH will not grant respite to a soul when its appointed time has come; and ALLAH is Well-Aware of what you do. (11)