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at-Taubah (Repentance)
as rendered by Syed Vickar Ahamed
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Syed Vickar Ahamed rendition of Surah Repentance(at-Taubah)
9:1 An (offer) of agreement from Allah and His Messenger (Muhammad), to those of the pagans (idolaters) with whom you have a treaty (obligations of mutual alliances)
9:2 Then, you (the pagans) go for four months, backwards and forwards, all through the land, but you know that you cannot frustrate Allah but (it is) Allah, Who will cover with shame those who reject Him
9:3 And an announcement from Allah and His Messenger (Muhammad), to the people (gathered) on, the day of the great pilgrimage, (the Tenth of the month of Zul-Hajjah)— That Allah (and His Messenger Muhammad) give up (the treaty and the) obligations with the (distrusted) pagans. If then, you repent, (and join the believers) it will be best for you; But if you turn away, you know that you cannot frustrate Allah. And declare a painful penalty to those who reject Faith
9:4 (But the treaties of mutual friendship are) not given up with those (trusted) pagans with whom you have entered into alliance (of friendship), and who have not later on (broken them and) failed you (believers) even a little bit, nor helped anyone (of the enemies) against you. So complete your agreements with them to the end of their time: Because Allah loves the righteous
9:5 But when the forbidden (four) months are over then fight and kill the (distrusted) pagans wherever you find them, and catch them, attack them, and stay waiting for them in every stage (of war); But if they repent, and establish regular prayers and practice regular charity, then make it easy for them: Verily, Allah is Often Forgiving (Ghafoor), Most Merciful (Raheem)
9:6 If one of the pagans asks you for place of safety give it to him, so that he may hear the Word of Allah (the Quran); And then take him to where he can be safe. That is because they are men without knowledge
9:7 How can there be a treaty before Allah and His Messenger (Muhammad), with the pagans, except those with whom you made a treaty near the Sacred Mosque? As long as these (pagans) remain true to you, you remain true to them: Verily Allah does love the righteous
9:8 How (can there be such a gathering), seeing that if they get an advantage over you, they do not respect for you the ties either of friendship or of promise (and treaty)? With (words from) their mouths they invite you, but their hearts are against you; And most of them are rebellious and wicked
9:9 They have sold the Signs of Allah for a small price, and (many) have stopped others entering His Way: Truly, evil are the acts that they have done
9:10 They do not respect the ties of friendship or of promise, in a believer. It is they who have exceeded all limits
9:11 But if they repent, perform regular prayers, and give regular charity— They are your brothers in Faith: (Like this) We explain the Signs in detail, for those who understand
9:12 But if they break their word after their promise, and make fun of you for your Faith— (Then) you fight the leaders of disbelief: Their words (of promise) are nothing to them: Like this they may be restrained
9:13 Will you (believers) not fight the people who have broken their promises, plotted to drive away the Messenger (Muhammad, from Makkah) and became aggressive by being the first ones (to injure) you? Do you fear them? No! It is Allah Whom you should more truly fear, if you believe
9:14 Fight against them! And Allah will punish them with your hands, cover them with shame, help you (to win) over them, heal the chests of believers
9:15 And bring down the anger of their hearts. For Allah will turn (in mercy) to whom He will; And Allah is All Knowing (Aleem), All Wise (Hakeem)
9:16 Or do you think that you will be left alone, as if Allah did not know those from you who work with (their physical) strength, and take no one for friends and protectors except Allah, His Messenger (Muhammad), and the believers? But Allah is Well-Acquainted (Khabeer) with what you do
9:17 It is not for those who join gods with Allah, to visit maintain the mosques of Allah while they witness against their own souls as faithless. The works of such (people) have no reward: And in fire they shall live
9:18 The Mosques of Allah shall be visited and maintained by such (people) who believe in Allah and the Last Day, establish regular prayers, and practice regular charity, and fear none except Allah. They are the ones on true guidance
9:19 Do you make the giving of drink to pilgrims, or the maintenance of The Sacred Mosque, equal to (the pious service of) those who believe in Allah and the Last Day, and work hard with their physical strength in the cause of Allah: In the sight of Allah, they are not the same: And Allah does not guide those who do wrong
9:20 Those who believe, and leave their homes, work hard with their strength, in Allah’s cause, with their goods and their person, hold the highest position in the Sight of Allah: They are the people who will achieve salvation
9:21 Their Lord gives them the happy news of mercy from Himself, of His good pleasure, and of Gardens for them, where there are joys that will last (forever)
9:22 They will live in there forever. Surely, in Allah’s Presence is reward, the greatest (reward of all)
9:23 O you who believe! Do not have for protectors (and helpers) your fathers and your brothers if they choose Disbelief above Faith: If any of you do so, they do wrong
9:24 Say: “If your fathers, your sons, your brothers, your mates, or your children; The wealth that you have gained; The trade that you fear will go down: Or the house in which you have joy (and peace)— Are dearer to you than Allah, or His Messenger (Muhammad), or the hard work in His cause— Then wait till Allah brings out His decision: And Allah does not guide the rebellious.&rdquo
9:25 Surely Allah did help you in many battle grounds and on the day of (battle at the town of) Hunayn: Look! Your large numbers made you very happy, but they did not help you a little bit: The land, being that it is wide, blocked you, and you turned back to withdraw (from war)
9:26 But Allah did pour His peace on the Messenger (Muhammad) and on the believers, and sent down forces (angels) which you did not see: He punished the disbelievers: Like this He rewards those without Faith
9:27 Allah will again, (even) after this, turn (in mercy) to whoever He wills. and Allah is Often Forgiving (Ghafoor), Most Merciful (Raheem)
9:28 O you who believe! Truly, the pagans are unclean (people); So after this year of theirs, do not let them come to the Sacred Mosque. And if you fear poverty (due to reduced trade), Allah will soon make you rich, if He wills, from His bounty; Indeed, Allah is All Knowing (Aleem), All Wise (Hakeem)
9:29 Fight those who do not believe in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which has been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger (Muhammad), nor accept (as true) the Religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the People of the Book— Until they pay the dues (the payment for protection by the Islamic regime) with satisfaction and willing submission, and feel themselves subdued
9:30 And the Jews say Uzair (Ezra) is a son of God, and the Christians say Messiah (Christ) is the son of God. That is a saying from their mouth; (In this) they tell what the disbelievers of the old (days) used to say. Let Allah’s curse be on them: How they are deceived, away from the Truth
9:31 They hold their priests and their monks to be their lords besides Allah, and (they hold as Lord), Messiah (Christ) the son of Maryam (Mary); Yet they were ordered to worship only One Allah: There is no god but He. Praise and Glory to Him: (Far is He) from having the partners they associate (with Him)
9:32 They want to put out Allah’s Light with their mouths (by the lies they say), but Allah will not allow (it); except that His Light should be perfected, even though the disbelievers may hate (it)
9:33 It is He, Who has sent His Messenger (Muhammad) with guidance and the Religion of Truth, to declare it over all religions, even though the pagans may hate (it)
9:34 O you who believe! Truly, there are many of the priests and monks, who in (their) lies eat up the sustenance of men and block (them) from the Way of Allah. And there are those who bury gold and silver and do not spend it in the Way of Allah: Declare to them a most painful penalty&mdash
9:35 On the Day when heat will be produced from that (very wealth) in the fire of Hell, and with it will be burned on their foreheads, their flanks, and their backs.— "This is the (wealth) which you buried for yourselves then you taste, the (wealth) you buried!"
9:36 Verily, in the sight of Allah, the number of months (in a year) is twelve — So decided by Him, the day when he created the heavens and the earth; Of them (the twelve months) four are sacred: That is the proper religion. So do not go wrong yourselves about it: And fight the pagans (idolaters and polytheists) all together as they fight you all together. But know that Allah is with those who are pious (and hold themselves back from evil)
9:37 Surely, the delaying (of the sacred months) adds to the disbelief: The disbelievers are led to wrong by it: Because they make it a lawful (month) one year, and a forbidden (month) another year, in order to adjust (against) the number of months forbidden by Allah and make such forbidden ones lawful. The evil of their actions seems pleasing to them. But Allah does not guide those who reject Faith
9:38 O you who believe! What is the matter with you, that, when you are asked to go out in the Cause of Allah, you stay on (tied) tightly to the earth? Do you prefer the life of this world to the Hereafter? But the comfort of this life is very small, compared with (the comfort of) the Hereafter
9:39 If you do not go forth, He will punish you with a painful penalty, and put others in your place (as believers); And to Him you would not (cause any) harm in the least. For Allah is Able (Khadir) to do all things
9:40 If you do not help (the Prophet, it is unimportant): Because Allah truly did help him, when the disbelievers drove him out (from Makkah): He (the Prophet) had only one companion (Abu Bakr): The two of them were in the Cave (of Thaur), and he said to his companion, "Do not fear, because Allah is with us:" Then Allah sent down His peace (and calm) upon him, and strengthened him with forces that you did not see, and made the word (to take the Prophet’s life) of the disbelievers completely false. But Allah’s Word is glorified to the highest: And Allah is Exalted in Strength (Aziz), All Wise (Hakeem)
9:41 Go forth, with light or heavy (means), and work hard and struggle, with your goods and yourselves, in the Cause of Allah. That is best for you, if you (only) knew
9:42 If there was (something) to be gained right away, and the journey was easy, they would (all) have followed you without doubt but, the distance (from Medinah to Tabuk) was long for them. They would truly swear by Allah, "If we only could, we would surely have come out with you:" They destroy their own souls (by lying); And Allah does know that they are only lying
9:43 May Allah forgive you, (and give you grace)! Why did you grant them exemption (from fighting the holy war) until those who told the truth could be clearly seen by you, and you had (also) known the liars
9:44 Those who believe in Allah and the Last Day do not ask you for exemption from fighting with their goods and lives. And Allah knows well those who are pious (and those who fear Him)
9:45 It is only those who do not believe in Allah and the Last Day ask you for exemption and in whose hearts is doubt, so that they are thrown from one side to another in their doubt
9:46 If they had wanted to come out, then truly they would have made some preparation for it; But Allah was against their being sent forth; So He made them fall behind, and they were told, "Sit among those who sit (inactive at home)."
9:47 If they had come out with you, they would not have added to your (strength) but only (have created) disorder, going here and there in your middle and causing rebellion among you, and there would be some from you who would listen to them. But Allah knows well those who do wrong
9:48 Verily, indeed they had planned rebellion before, and caused problems for you, till the Truth came, and the Order of Allah became clear, much to their dislike
9:49 And among them is (many) a man who says: "Grant me exemption and do not bring me into trial." Surely, are they not in trial already? And truly Hell is (all) around the disbelievers
9:50 If good comes to you, it saddens them; But if a misfortune comes to you, they say, "We really took our precautions beforehand," and they go away being happy
9:51 Say: "Nothing will happen to us except what Allah has decreed for us: He is our Protector:" And in Allah put their trust as believers
9:52 Say: "Can you expect for us (anything) other than one of two best things while we wait for you, that Allah will give to us? (Death as a martyr or victory)? But we can expect for you that either Allah will send His punishment from Himself, or by our hands. So wait, we will also wait with you."
9:53 Say; "Spend (in Allah’s Cause), willingly or unwillingly: It will not be accepted from you: Verily, you are a people rebellious and wicked."
9:54 And the (only) reasons why their offerings (and contributions) are not accepted are: That they reject Allah and His Messenger (Muhammad); That they come to prayer in laziness; And that they make (their) offerings unwillingly
9:55 So let not their wealth, nor their sons amaze you: In reality, Allah’s Plan is to punish them with these things in this life, and that their souls may die as disbelievers
9:56 They swear by Allah that they are truly of you; While (in reality) they are not of you: But they are people (hypocrites) afraid (that you may kill them)
9:57 If they could find a place of refuge, or caves, or a place of hiding, they would run there at once, in great hurry
9:58 And among them are men who speak ill of you in the matter of (the distribution of) charity: If they are given part of it, then they are happy, but if not, look! They are angry (and indignant)
9:59 If only they had been pleased with what Allah and His Messenger (Muhammad) gave them, and had said, "Allah is sufficient for us! Allah will give us from His bounty, and His Messenger (from the charity): To Allah do we turn our hopes!" (That would have been right)
9:60 Alms (goods and money given in charity) are for the poor and the needy, and those employed to manage the (funds); For those whose hearts have turned (to truth and belief recently); For those in slavery (and for the freedom of captives) and in debt; And for (fighters in) the cause of Allah; And for the wayfarer: (It is so) ordered by Allah, and Allah is All Knowing (Aleem), All Wise (Hakeem)
9:61 Among them are men who annoy (and bother) the Prophet and say, "He is all ears (listens to everyone)." Say, "He listens to what is best for you: He believes in Allah, has faith in the believers, and is a Mercy to those of you who believe." But those who annoy the Messenger will have a painful punishment
9:62 To you (who believe), they swear by Allah, only to please you: But it is more correct that they should please Allah and His Messenger (Muhammad), if they (also) are believers
9:63 Do they not know that for those who oppose Allah and His Messenger (Muhammad, there is) certainly the Fire of Hell? They will live in there. That is the lowest disgrace
9:64 The hypocrites (liars) are afraid that a Sura should be sent down (just) about them, showing them what is in their hearts. Say (to them): "(Go ahead with the mockery and) mock ! But surely Allah will bring to light all that you are afraid (will get revealed)."
9:65 If you question them, they say (with force): "We were only talking simply and in joke." Say: "Was it at Allah, and His Signs, and His Messenger (Muhammad), about whom you were mocking
9:66 "You do not make excuses: You have rejected Faith after you had accepted it. If We pardon some of you, We will punish others among you:" (This is) because they were in sin
9:67 The hypocrites (liars), men and women, (understand) each other: They enjoin evil with force, and prevent what is good (and just), and (they) withhold (charity) with their hands. They have forgotten Allah; So He has forgotten them. Surely, the hypocrites are rebellious and wrongful
9:68 Allah has promised the hypocrites, men and women and the disbelievers, the Fire of Hell: They shall live in there: That is enough for them: The curse of Allah is for them, and this is their lasting Punishment&mdash
9:69 Like the case of those before you, they were stronger than you (the hypocrites and disbelievers) in power, and richer in wealth and children. They had their enjoyment of their portion: And you have of yours, like those before you; And you get into idle talk as they did. They, their works are useless (both) in this world and in the Hereafter, and they will lose (everything good)
9:70 Has the story of those before them not reached them? The people of Nuh (Noah), and Ad, and Samood (Thamud); The people of Ibrahim (Abraham), the men of Madyan (Midian), and the Cities (all) defeated. Their messengers came to them with Clear Signs. It is not Allah Who does wrong to them, but (it is) they who do wrong to their own souls
9:71 The believers, men and women, are protectors, are supporters one of another: They enjoin what is just, and prevent what is evil: They perform regular prayers, practice regular charity, and obey Allah and His Messenger (Muhammad). On them Allah will spread His Mercy: Truly, Allah is Supreme in Power (Aziz), All Wise (Hakeem)
9:72 Allah has promised to believers, men and women, Gardens under which rivers flow, to live in there forever, and beautiful (and large) homes in gardens (the Paradise) of eternal joy. But the greatest joy is the Good Pleasure of Allah: That is the supreme happiness
9:73 O Prophet! Struggle hard against the disbelievers and the hypocrites, and be firm against them. Their home is Hell— Truly an evil place (to hide)
9:74 They swear by Allah that they said nothing (evil), but truly they have told lies (and falsehood), and they did this after accepting Islam; And they plotted a scheme (against the Prophet) which they could not carry out: This evil action of theirs was the only return for the bounty with which Allah and His Messenger (Muhammad) had made them rich! If they repent, that will be the best for them; But if they go back (to their old ways), Allah will punish them with a painful penalty (both) in this life and in the Hereafter: They shall have no one on the earth to protect or help them
9:75 And among them are men who made a promise with Allah, that if He granted to them from His bounty, they would give (substantially) in charity, and be truly from those who are righteous
9:76 Then, when He gave them of His bounty, they became greedy, and turned back opposed. (As if to break their promise with Allah)
9:77 So He punished them with hypocrisy in their hearts, till the Day when they shall meet Him: Because they broke their promise with Allah, (and) what they had promised to Him and because they lied (again and again)
9:78 Do they not know that Allah knows their secret (thoughts) and their secret counsels, and that Allah knows well (Alam-ul-Ghai’ub) all the unseen things
9:79 Those who tell lies and false stories about the believers who give themselves freely to (deeds of) charity, and who can find nothing to give but the fruits of their (hard) work— So they (the disbelievers) mock at them (the believers)— Allah will throw back their mockery on them: And they shall have a painful penalty
9:80 Whether you (O Muhammad) ask forgiveness for them (the hypocrites) or not, (their sin will not be forgiven): Even if you ask forgiveness for them seventy times for their forgiveness, Allah will (still) not forgive them: Because they have rejected Allah and His Messenger (Muhammad): And Allah does not guide those who are wrongfully rebellious
9:81 Those who stayed behind (from the Tabuk expedition) were happy not doing anything behind the back of the Messenger (Muhammad) of Allah: And they hated to struggle and fight, with their goods and themselves, in the Cause of Allah: And they said, "Do not go out in the heat." Say, "The Fire of Hell is hotter in heat." If they could only understand
9:82 So let them laugh a little: And (they will) weep a lot: A repayment for the (evil) that they do
9:83 If, after this, Allah brings you back to any of them, and they ask for your permission to go out (with you to fight) say: "You shall never come out with me, nor fight an enemy with me: Because you liked to sit without doing anything in the first place: Then you sit (now) with those who stay behind."
9:84 Nor do you ever pray (the funeral prayer) for any of them who dies, nor stand at his grave. Certainly, they (the hypocrites) rejected Allah and His Messenger (Muhammad), and died in a state of wrongful revolt
9:85 Do not let their wealth, nor their sons (to follow them) overwhelm you: Allah’s plan is to punish them with these things in this world; And that their souls may die by their (very) denial of Allah
9:86 And when a Sura comes down, (strongly) guiding them to believe in Allah and to work and fight along with His Messenger (Muhammad), those with wealth and power (over others) from them ask you to excuse (them), and say: "Leave us (behind): We will be with those who sit (at home)."
9:87 They like to be with those, who remain behind: Their hearts are closed, and so they do not understand
9:88 But the Messenger (Muhammad), and those who believed with him, worked hard and fought with their wealth and themselves (their lives): (All) the good things are for them: And it is they who will succeed
9:89 Allah has prepared for them Gardens under which Rivers flow, to live in there forever: That is the utmost happiness
9:90 And among the desert Arabs, there were men who made excuses and came to ask for exemption (from fighting) and those who lie to Allah and His Messenger (Muhammad and they only) sat at home. Soon, a painful penalty will get the disbelievers among them
9:91 There is no blame on those who are weak or ill or (those) who find nothing to spend, if they are sincere (in duty) to Allah and His Messenger (Muhammad) no reason (for blame) can there be against such as (those) act right: And Allah is Often Forgiving (Ghafoor), Most Merciful (Raheem)
9:92 There is no (blame is there) on those who came to you to be given the mounts (for riding horses for war), and when you said, "I can find no mounts for you," they turned back, their eyes pouring with tears of sorrow that they had nothing with which the expenses could be met
9:93 The reason (for blame) is against those who want exemption being that they are rich. They prefer to stay with those who remain behind: Allah has sealed their hearts; So they do not know
9:94 They (the hypocrites) will give their excuses to you when you return to them. (Then) you say: "Do not give excuses: We shall not believe you: Allah has already informed us of the true condition of things about you: Allah and His Messenger (Muhammad) will watch your actions: In the end, you will be brought back to Him Who knows what is hidden and what is open: Then He will show you the truth of all you did."
9:95 When you return to them (the hypocrites), they will swear to you by Allah, that you may leave them alone. So leave them alone: Surely, they are intensely disliked (by Him), and their living-place is Hell— A suitable repayment for the (evil) they did
9:96 They (the hypocrites) will swear to you, that you may be pleased with them; But (even) if you are pleased with them, certainly Allah is not pleased with those who (rebel and) disobey
9:97 The Arabs of the desert are the worst in the lack of belief and in hypocrisy, and most likely to be unaware of the command which Allah has sent down to His Messenger (Muhammad): And Allah is All Knowing (Aleem), All Wise (Hakeem)
9:98 And some of the desert Arabs consider their payments (of charity) as a fine, and wait for disasters for you: Upon them be the disaster of Evil: And Allah is He Who hears and knows (all things)
9:99 But some of the desert Arabs (do) believe in Allah and the Last Day, and look on their payments as gifts that bring them nearer to Allah and get the prayers of the Messenger (Muhammad). Yes, truly they will bring them nearer (to Allah): Allah will bring them in His Mercy: Surely, Allah is Often Forgiving (Ghafoor), Most Merciful (Raheem)
9:100 The foremost leaders (of Islam)— The first of those who left (their homes) and of those who gave them help, and (also) those who followed them in good deeds— Allah is very pleased with them, as are they (are also pleased) with Him: He has prepared for them (the Paradise) Gardens under which rivers flow, to live in there forever: That is the utmost happiness
9:101 And among some of the desert Arabs around you are hypocrites, as well as (desert Arabs) from the Medinah folk: They are firm in (their) hypocrisy: You do not know them: (But) We know them: We shall punish them twice: And also they shall be sent to a painful Penalty
9:102 And (some) others have agreed to their wrong doings: They have mixed a good deed with another that was evil. Perhaps Allah will turn to them (in forgiveness): Surely, Allah is Often Forgiving (Ghafoor), Most Merciful (Raheem)
9:103 From their goods (you) take charity, like this you might purify and cleanse them holy; And pray for them. Surely your prayers bring peace to them: And Allah is All Hearing (Sami’), All Knowing (Aleem)
9:104 Do they not know that Allah does accept repentance from His (true) worshipers and receives their gifts of charity, and that surely, Allah is He, the forgiving Who accepts repentance, Most Merciful (Raheem)
9:105 And say: "Work (righteousness): Soon will Allah look at your work, and His Prophet (Muhammad), and the believers: Soon you will be brought back to the All Knower of what is hidden and what is open: Then He will show you the truth of all that you did."
9:106 And there are (also) others, kept in suspense about the Command of Allah, whether He will punish them, or turn in forgiveness to them: And Allah is All Knowing (Aleem), All Wise (Hakeem)
9:107 And there are those who built a mosque by the way of mischief and without (true) faith— To divide the believers— And in preparation for one who fought against Allah and His Messenger (Muhammad) before. Truly, they will swear that their intention is nothing but good; But Allah declares that they are surely liars
9:108 You do not ever stand forth in there. Indeed, there is a mosque whose foundation was laid from the first day on devotion (to Allah); It is more worthy of your standing forth (for prayer) in there. In it are men who love to be purified and cleansed; And Allah loves those who become pure and clean
9:109 Then, who is best? He (the one) who lays the foundation of his building (home) on devotion to Allah and His Good Pleasure? or he who lays the foundation of his building on a weak sand-hill ready to break to pieces? And it (the mosque) does break to pieces with him, into the fire of Hell. And Allah does not guide people who do wrong
9:110 The foundation of those who build like this is never free from doubt and shakiness in their hearts, until their hearts are cut to pieces. And Allah is All Knowing (Aleem), All Wise (Hakeem)
9:111 Verily, Allah bought from the believers their persons and their goods for (the price) that for them (as a return) shall be the Garden (of Paradise): They fight in His cause, so they kill and are killed: A promise binding upon Him in truth; It is in the Torah [of Musa (Moses)], the Gospel [of Isa (Jesus)], and the Quran (revealed to the Prophet Muhammad). And who is truer to his promise than Allah? Then feel happy in the bargain that you have ended: That is the greatest success
9:112 Those who turn (to Allah) with repentance; Who worship Him, and (who) praise Him; Who wander in love for the cause of Allah; Who bow down, prostrate themselves in prayer; Who reinforce good and prevent evil; And who stay within the limits set by Allah— (These are the happiest people). So proclaim the glad news to the believers
9:113 It is not (proper), for the Prophet and those who believe, that they should pray for forgiveness for polytheists (pagans), even though they are of kin, after it is clear to them that they are dwellers of the Fire (having died as disbelievers)
9:114 And Ibrahim (Abraham) prayed for his fathers’ forgiveness only because of a promise he (Ibrahim) had made to him (his father). But when it became clear to him (Ibrahim) that he (his father) was an enemy of Allah, he (Ibrahim) broke ties from him (his father): Surely, Ibrahim (Abraham) was most kind, forgiving
9:115 And Allah will not lead astray a people after He has guided them, so that He may make clear to them what to fear (and to avoid)— Surely, Allah is All Knowing (Aleem) of all things
9:116 Indeed, to Allah belongs the kingdom of the heavens and the earth. He gives life and He causes death. Except for Him you have no protector nor helper
9:117 Allah turned with forgiveness to the Prophet, the Mahajirs (leaving Makkah with the Prophet), and the Ansar (hosting the Prophet in Medinah)— Who followed him in a time of difficulty (to Tabuk), afterwards the hearts of some of them nearly turned away (from duty); But He turned to them (also with forgiveness): Certainly, He is to them Most Kind (Ra'uf), Most Merciful (Raheem)
9:118 And (Allah also turned with forgiveness to) the three (Ka’b bin Malik, Hilal bin Umayyah and Murarah bin Ar-Rabi; All from the Ansar people) who stayed behind (from the Tabuk expedition); (They felt guilty) so much that the earth seemed small to them, in spite of all its space, and their (very) souls seemed narrow to them— And they felt that there was no running from Allah (and no home or shelter) except to Himself. Then He forgave them, that they might repent: Verily, Allah is He Who accepts repentance (Tawwab), Most Merciful (Raheem)
9:119 O you who believe! Fear Allah and be with those who are true; (In their words and their deeds)
9:120 It was not befitting for the people of Medinah and the Bedouin Arabs from around (Medinah) to refuse to follow Allah’s Messenger (Muhammad), nor to prefer their own lives to his life: Because nothing could they suffer or do, except that it would be (added) to their credit as an act of righteousness— Whether they felt thirst, or (felt) tired, or hunger, in Allah’s Cause, or taken to the road to cause anger to the disbelievers, or taken any (tiny) injury from an enemy: Surely, Allah does not let the reward to be lost by those who do good&mdash
9:121 Nor do they spend anything (for Allah’s Cause) small or large (in contribution), nor cut across a valley (in courage) that the action is written to their credit; So that Allah may repay for the best (reward) of their actions that they used to do
9:122 And it is improper for (all) the believers to go away together (for Jihad). A (small) section from every expedition should remain behind, so they could devote themselves to studies in religion, and warn the people when they returned to them— That, thus they may guard themselves (against evil)
9:123 O you who believe! Fight such of the disbelievers who are close to you, and let them find strength in you: And know that Allah is with those who fear Him
9:124 And whenever a Sura comes down, some of them say: "Which of you had his faith increased by it?" Yes, those who believe— Their faith is increased, and they become happy
9:125 But those in whose hearts is a sickness— It will (only) add doubt to their doubt, and they will die in a state of unbelief
9:126 Do they not see that they are tried every year once or twice? Yet they do not turn in repentance, and they do not pay attention (to what they do)
9:127 And whenever a Sura (or Chapter in the Quran) comes down, they (the hypocrites) see each other, (saying), "Does anyone see you?" (And) then they turn away: Allah has turned their hearts (away from Light) because they are a people who do not understand
9:128 Now a messenger (the Prophet) has come to you from yourselves: It grieves him that you should suffer or be injured: He is extremely thoughtful (eager and caring) for you: For the believers, he is kind, merciful and full of pity
9:129 But (yet) if they turn away, say: "Allah is enough for me: There is no god but He: I put my trust in Him— And He is the Lord of the Mighty (and Supreme) Throne (Rab-ul Arsh Al-Azeem)!"


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