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3:1  Alif Lam Mim
3:2  Allah! There is no god but He,— The Living, the Self-Sustaining, Eternal
3:3  It is He Who has sent down to you the Book (in stages) in truth, confirming what went before it; And He has sent down the Torah (to Moses) and the Bible (to Jesus)
3:4  Before this (Quran, as the guide to Mankind) He (Allah) sent down the basis (of judgment between right and wrong) then those who reject Faith in the Sign of Allah will suffer the severest penalty, and Allah is Supreme in Might (Al-Aziz), Lord of due Penalties (and Rewards)
3:5  Surely, from Allah, nothing is hidden on earth or in heavens
3:6  He it is Who shapes you in the wombs as He pleases; There is no god but He, the Supreme in might (Al-Aziz), the All Wise (Al-Hakeem)
3:7  He it is Who has sent down to you the Book: In it are verses basic or fundamental (of established clear meaning); They are the foundation of the Book: Others are those that have abstractions. But those in whose hearts is evil follow the part within it that is abstract seeking disharmony, in searching for hidden meanings; But no one knows its hidden meanings except Allah: And those who are firmly grounded in knowledge say: "We believe in the Book: The whole of it is from our Lord:" And none will grasp the Message except men of understanding
3:8  (They say:) "Our Lord! Do not let our hearts stray away now after You have guided us, but grant us mercy from Your Own Presence; Truly, You are the Giver of endless bounties (Al-Wahhab)
3:9  "Our Lord! You are He Who will gather Mankind together on a Day (of Judgment) about which there is no doubt; Verily, Allah never fails in His Promise."
3:10  Those who reject Faith— Neither their possessions nor their (many) offspring will be of any help to them against Allah: They themselves only (become) fuel for the Fire
3:11  (Their fate will be) no better than that of the people of Firon (Pharaoh), and the earlier people: They denied Our Signs, and Allah punished them for their sins. And Allah is strict in punishment
3:12  Say to those who reject Faith: "Soon will you be overcome and gathered together into Hell— An evil bed indeed (to lie on)
3:13  "There has already been for you a Sign in the two armies that met (in battle): One was fighting in the Cause of Allah, and another resisting Allah; Whom they saw with their own eyes as twice their number. But Allah does support with His help whom He pleases. Surely, in this is a warning for those who have eyes to see."
3:14  Fair in the eyes of men is the love of things they desire: Women and children; Piles of gold and silver, heaped up; Horses branded (for their excellence); And (wealth of) cattle and well-tilled land. Such are the possessions of this world’s life; But in the closeness of Allah is the best of the goals (to return to)
3:15  Say (to them): "Shall I give you glad news of things far better than that? For the righteous are Gardens with their Lord, with rivers flowing beneath: In there is their eternal home; With Companions pure (and holy); And the good pleasure of Allah. For in Allah’s sight are (all) His servants."&mdash
3:16  Those who say: "Our Lord! We have indeed believed: So forgive us, for our sins, and save us from the punishment of the Fire;"&mdash
3:17  Those who show patience, firmness and self control; Who are true (in word and deed); Who pray with sincerity (and obedience); Who spend (in the way of Allah): And who pray for forgiveness in the early hours of the morning
3:18  By the Witness of Allah; There is no god but He: (That is the witness of) His angels, and those gifted with knowledge, standing firm on justice, there is no god but He, the Almighty (Al-Aziz), the All Wise (Al-Hakeem)
3:19  The (true) Religion with Allah is Islam (submission to His Will), the People of the Book did not differ, except by the envy of each other, after knowledge had come to them. But if any deny the Signs of Allah, Allah is quick in calling to account
3:20  So if they disagree with you, say: "I have submitted my whole self to Allah, and so have those who follow me." And say to the People of the Book and to those who have not yet learned: "Do you (also) submit yourselves?" If they do, they are in right guidance, but if they turn away, your duty (O Prophet) is to convey the Message; And Allah is All Seeing (Baseer), for all His servants
3:21  Verily, those who deny the Signs of Allah, and without (any justice or) right kill prophets, and kill those who teach just dealing with Mankind, tell them about a grievous penalty
3:22  They are those whose works will bear no fruit in this world and in the Hereafter, nor will they have anyone to help
3:23  Have you not turned your sight to those who have been given a portion of the Book? They are invited to the Book of Allah, to settle their disagreement, but a party of them turned back and declined
3:24  This is because they say: "The Fire shall not touch us but for a few numbered days:" For their (own) lies, (they) deceive them(selves) about their own religion
3:25  But how (will they do) when We gather them together on a Day (the Day of Judgment) about which there is no doubt, and each soul will be paid in full just what it has earned, without (favor or) injustice
3:26  Say: "O Allah! Lord of Power (and Order), You give power to whom You please, and You take away power from whom You please: You bless with honor whom You please, and You bring down whom You please: In Your hand is all Good. Surely, You are Able to do all things (Khadir)
3:27  "You cause the Night to enter the Day, and You cause the Day come into the Night; You bring the Living out from the Dead, and You bring the Dead out from the Living; And You give means (to live) without measure to whom You please."
3:28  Let the believers not take for friends or helpers unbelievers rather than believers: If any do that, in nothing will there be help from Allah: Except by way of precaution, that you may guard yourself from them. But Allah cautions you Himself; Because the final goal is to Allah
3:29  Say: "Whether you hide what is in your (breasts) hearts or say it openly, Allah knows it all: And, He knows what is in the heavens, a and what is in the earth. And Allah is Able to do all things (Khadir)
3:30  On the Day when every soul will be faced with all the good it has done, and all the evil it has done, it will wish there were a large distance between it and its evil. But Allah cautions you Himself. And Allah is full of kindness (Ra'uf) for His servant
3:31  (O Prophet) say: "If you love Allah, follow me: Allah will love you and forgive you for your sins: And Allah is Often Forgiving (Ghafoor), Most Merciful (Raheem)."
3:32  Say: "Obey Allah and His Messenger (Muhammad):" But if they turn away, then Allah does not love those who reject Faith
3:33  Allah did choose Adam and Nuh (Noah), the family of Ibrahim (Abraham), and the family of Imran above the (nations of) people—
3:34  Offspring, one of the other: And Allah is All Hearing (Sami’) and All Knowing (Aleem)
3:35  (Remember) when a woman of Imran [the mother of Maryam (Mary) said: "O my Lord! I do dedicate to You (Allah) what is in my womb for Your special services: So accept this from me: Surely, You are the All Hearing (As-Sami’), the All Knowing (Al-Aleem)."
3:36  When she (the wife of Imran) was delivered, she said: "O my Lord! I have delivered a female child— And Allah knew best what she brought forth— And in no way is the male like the female. I have named her Maryam (Mary), and I bring her and her offspring to Your protection from the Satan, the Rejected."
3:37  Rightly (and) kindly did her Lord accept her: He made her grow with good manners, purity and beauty: To the care of Zakariyya (Zachariah) was she assigned. Every time he entered (her) chamber to see her he found her supplied with items of food. He said: "O Maryam (Mary)! From where does this (come) to you?" She said: "This is from Allah: For Allah provides sustenance to whom He pleases, without measure."
3:38  Then did Zakariyya (Zachariah) pray to his Lord, saying: "O my Lord! Grant to me from You, a generation that is pure: (For) You are He Who hears the (call and) prayer!"
3:39  The angels called to him while he was standing in prayer in the chamber "Allah does give you the good news of Yahya (Baptist John), verifying the truth of a Word from Allah, and (of one) noble, chaste, and a prophet— From the noble company of the righteous."
3:40  He said: "O my Lord! How shall I have a son seeing I am very old, and my wife is barren?", "Still", was the answer, "Allah does accomplish what He wills."
3:41  He said: "O my Lord! Give me a Sign!"; "Your Sign," was the answer, "Shall be that you shall speak to no man for three days except with signs (and gestures). Therefore celebrate the Praises of your Lord again and again, and glorify Him in the evening and in the morning."
3:42  And (remember) when the angels said: "O Maryam (Mary)! Allah has chosen you and purified you— Chosen you above the women of all nations
3:43  "O Maryam (Mary)! Pray to your Lord sincerely: And prostrate yourself, and bow down (in prayer) with those who bow down."
3:44  This is part of the news about the things unseen, which We reveal to you (O Prophet!) by revelation: You were not with them when they cast lots with arrows, (and when they decided), about which of them should take care of Maryam (Mary): Nor were you with them when they disagreed (about it)
3:45  (Remember) when the angels said: "O Maryam (Mary)! Verily, Allah gives you good news of a Word from Him: Son of Maryam (Mary), his name will be Messiah, Isa (Christ, Jesus), held in honor in this world and the Hereafter and of (the company of) those nearest (to Allah)
3:46  "He shall speak to the people in childhood and in manhood, and he shall be one of the righteous."
3:47  She said: "O my Lord! How shall I have a son when no man has touched me?" He said: "Even so: Allah creates what He wills: When He has decreed a Plan, He only says to it, ‘Be’. And it is
3:48  "And Allah will teach him the Book and Wisdom, the Torah (the Torah) and Bible (the Gospel)
3:49  "And (appoint him) a messenger to the Children of Israel, (with the message): ‘I have come to you with a Sign from your Lord, in that I make for you out of clay, (as it were) the figure of a bird, and breathe into it, and by Allah’s leave: It becomes a bird; And I heal those born blind, and the lepers, and I wake up the dead, by Allah’s leave: And I declare to you what you eat, and what you store in your houses. Surely, in there is a Sign for you, if you only believe
3:50  " ‘And (I have come to you), confirming Torah which was before me. And to make lawful to you part of what was (before) forbidden to you; And I have come to you with proof from your Lord, so fear Allah, and obey me
3:51  " ‘It is Allah Who is my Lord and your Lord; So worship Him Alone. This is the Straight Path.’ "
3:52  When Isa (Jesus) found disbelief on their part, he said: "Who will be my helpers to (the work of) Allah?" The disciples said: "We are Allah’s helpers: We believe in Allah, and do you bear witness that we are Muslims
3:53  "Our Lord! We believe in what you have revealed, and we follow the messenger (Isa); So write us down with those who bear witness."
3:54  And (the unbelievers) plotted and planned, and Allah also planned, and Allah is the best of planners
3:55  And (remember) when Allah said: "O Isa, (Jesus)! I will take you and raise you to Myself and clear you (of the lies) of those who blaspheme; And I will make those who follow you above those who reject faith, to the Day of Judgment: Then shall you all return to me, and I will judge between you of the matters in which you dispute
3:56  "For those who reject faith and disbelieve, I will punish them with terrible pain in this world and in the Hereafter, and they will not have anyone to help
3:57  "And for those who believe and work righteousness, Allah will pay them their reward in full; But Allah does not love those who do wrong
3:58  "This is what We (repeatedly) recite to you about the Verses and the Message of Wisdom."
3:59  Truly, before Allah, the similitude of Isa (Jesus) is like that of Adam; He (Allah) created him from dust, then said to him: "Be", and he became
3:60  This is Truth (that comes) from Allah Alone; So be not of those who doubt
3:61  If anyone disputes in this matter with you now after (full) knowledge has come to you, say: "Come! Let us gather together— Our sons and your sons, our women and your women, ourselves and yourselves: Then let us earnestly pray, and invoke the curse of Allah on those who lie!"
3:62  Verily, this is the true account: There is no god except Allah; And indeed Allah— (He is) Almighty (Al-Aziz), the All Wise (Al-Hakeem)
3:63  But if they turn away, Allah has full knowledge of those who do mischief
3:64  Say: “O People of the Book! Come to agreement between us and you; That we worship none other than Allah; And that we do not place partners with Him; And that we do not take from among ourselves, lords and patrons other than Allah”. If then they turn their back, you say: “Be it known (to you) and you bear witness that we are Muslims (surrendering to Allah’s Will)”
3:65  You People of the Book! Why do you dispute about Ibrahim (Abraham), when the Torah and Bible (the Gospel) were not disclosed till after him? Do you have no understanding
3:66  Surely! You are those who fell into disagreements in matters about which you had some knowledge! But why do you dispute in matters about which you have no knowledge? It is Allah Who knows and you who do not know
3:67  Ibrahim (Abraham) was neither a Jew nor even a Christian; But he was true in Faith, and surrendered his will to Allah’s, (like a Muslim) and He did not join gods with Allah
3:68  Verily, without doubt among men, the nearest of kin to Ibrahim (Abraham), are those who follow him and) this prophet and those who believe: And Allah is the Protector (Wali) of those who have faith
3:69  It is the wish of a party of the People of the Book to lead you astray. But they shall lead astray only themselves, and they do not understand
3:70  You People of the Book! Why do you reject the Signs of Allah, to which you are (yourselves) witness
3:71  You People of the Book! Why do you cover truth with falsehood, and hide the Truth, when you have knowledge
3:72  And a party of the People of the Book say: "Believe in the morning in what is revealed to the believers, and reject it at the end of the day; That by chance they may (themselves) turn back
3:73  "And believe no one except the one who follows your religion." Say: "The True guidance is the Guidance of Allah: (Be sure) that a revelation may be sent to someone (else) like that which was sent to you: Or that those (receiving such revelation) should argue with you before your Lord?" Say: "All bounties are in the hands of Allah: He grants them to whom He pleases: And Allah is Enough (Wasi’), All Knowing (Aleem)."
3:74  For His Mercy, He specially chooses whom He pleases; For Allah is the Bestower of greatest bounties
3:75  And among the People of the Book are some who, if entrusted with a large amounts of gold, will readily pay it back; Others, who, if entrusted with a single silver coin, will not repay it unless you constantly stand demanding, because, they say, "There is no duty on us (to keep faith) with these ignorant (pagans)." But they tell a lie against Allah, and they know it well
3:76  Yes! Those who keep their true faith and act right— Surely, Allah loves those who act righteously
3:77  Verily, those who sell their faith for a small price, they owe to Allah and their own true word; They shall have no portion in the Hereafter: And Allah will not (find it worthy to) speak to them nor to look at them on the Day of Judgment, nor will He clean them (of sin): They shall have a painful Penalty
3:78  And surely, there is among them a section who change the Book with their tongues (as they read): You would think it is a part of the Book, but it is not a part of the Book; And they say: "That is from Allah", but it is not from Allah: It is they who tell a lie against Allah, and they know it well
3:79  It is not (possible) that a man, to whom is given the Book, and Wisdom, and the position of a prophet, can say to people; "Be you my worshippers rather than Allah’s:" On the contrary (he would say): "Be you the worshippers of Him, Who is truly the Cherisher of all: For you have been taught the Book and you have studied it truthfully."
3:80  Nor, he would not instruct you to take angels and prophets for lords and patrons. What! Would he invite you to disbelief after you have surrendered your will (to Allah in Islam)
3:81  And (remember), Allah took the (holy) promise from the prophets, saying: "I give you a Book and Wisdom; Then comes to you a Prophet (Muhammad), confirming what is with you; Do you believe in him and render him help." Allah said: "Do you agree, and take this My Promise as binding on you?" They said: "We agree." He said: "Then bear witness, and I am with you among the witnesses."
3:82  If any turn away after this, they are perverted transgressors
3:83  Do they search (for a religion) other than the Religion of Allah? When all creatures in the heavens and on earth have willingly and unwillingly, surrendered to Him (and accepted Islam), and to Him shall they all be brought back
3:84  Say: "We believe in Allah, and in what has been sent down to us and what was sent down to Ibrahim (Abraham), Ismail (Ishmael), Ishaq (Isaac), Yaqoub (Jacob), and the tribes, and in (the Books) given to Musa (Moses), Isa (Jesus), and the prophets, from their Lord: We make no distinction between one and another of them, and to Allah do we surrender our will (in Islam)."
3:85  If anyone desires a religion other than Islam (submission to Allah), it will never be accepted from him; In the Hereafter, he will be with those who have lost (all spiritual reward)
3:86  How shall Allah guide those who reject Faith after they accepted it and stood witness that the Prophet (Muhammad) was true and that Clear Signs had come to them (the prophets)? But Allah does not guide those (unjust) peopl
3:87  For such (people) the reward is that on them (rests) the curse of Allah, of His angels, and of all Mankind—
3:88  In that they will dwell; Their penalty will not be lightened, relief will not be their (share)—
3:89  Except for those who repent and after that, make changes (in their actions); Surely, Allah is Often Forgiving (Ghafoor), Most Merciful (Raheem)
3:90  Verily, those who reject Faith after they accepted it, and then go on adding to their defiance of Faith— Their repentance will never be accepted; Because they are those who have (willfully) gone astray
3:91  Verily, about those who reject Faith, and die rejecting— Never would be accepted from any such (persons) all the gold that the earth contains, even though they should offer it (only) to ransom themselves. For such (people) is a painful penalty, and they will find no helpers
3:92  By no means shall you reach righteousness unless you give (freely) of that which you love; And whatever you give, truly, Allah knows it well
3:93  All food was lawful to the Children of Israel except what Israel made unlawful to itself (its people), before the Torah (to Musa) was revealed. Say: "You bring the Torah, and read it, if you are men of truth,"
3:94  Then after that, if any (people) invent a lie, and say it is from Allah, they are indeed unjust wrongdoers
3:95  Say: "Allah speaks the Truth: Follow the religion of Ibrahim (Abraham), the (one) truthful in faith; He was not of the pagans (or the idolaters)."
3:96  Verily, the first House (of worship) appointed for men was that (one) at Bakkah (Makkah): Full of blessing, and of guidance for all beings
3:97  In it are clear Signs; The Station of Ibrahim (Abraham); Whoever enters it attains security; Pilgrimage to it is a duty that men owe to Allah— Those who can afford the journey; But if any deny faith, Allah does not need help from any of His creatures
3:98  Say: "O People of the Book! Why do you reject the Signs of Allah, when Allah is Himself witness to all you do?"
3:99  Say: "O you People of the Book! Why do you obstruct those who believe, from the Path of Allah trying to make it crooked, when you were yourselves witness (to Allah’s Promise)? But Allah is not unmindful of all that you do."
3:100  O you who believe! If you listen to a group from the People of the Book, they would render you dissidents after you have believed
3:101  And how can you reject Faith when the Signs of Allah are rehearsed to you and among you lives the Messenger (Muhammad)? Whoever holds firmly to Allah will be shown the Straight Path
3:102  O you who believe! Fear Allah as He should be feared, and do not die except in a state of Islam (submission to Allah)
3:103  And hold fast, all of you together by the Rope which Allah (stretches out for you), and do not be divided among yourselves (being Muslims); And remember with thanks Allah’s favor on you; For you were enemies and He joined your hearts together in love, so that by His Grace you became brethren; And you were on the brink to the Pit of Fire, and He saved you from it. Thus does Allah make His Signs clear to you: That you may be guided
3:104  Let there arise from among you a group of people inviting to all that is good, bringing together what is right, and forbidding what is wrong: They are the ones to reach ultimate felicity
3:105  Do not be like those who are divided among themselves and fall into disputes after receiving clear Signs: For them is a dreadful Penalty—
3:106  On the Day when some faces will be (bright with joy) white and some faces will be (in gloom of) black: To those whose faces will be black, (will be said): "Did you reject Faith after accepting it? Taste then the Penalty for rejecting Faith."
3:107  And those whose faces that will be (bright with joy) white, — They will be in (the light of) Allah’s Mercy: To live in there (forever)
3:108  These are the Signs of Allah: We recite them to you in Truth: And Allah does not mean injustice to any of His creatures
3:109  To Allah belongs all that is in the heavens and on the earth: To Him do all matters go back (for the final decision)
3:110  You are the best of Peoples ever, evolved from (Mankind and) for Mankind enjoining what is right, preventing what is wrong, and believing in Allah; And if only the People of the Book had faith, it would be best for them: Among them are some who have faith, but most of them are those who exceed the bound with evil in their minds
3:111  They will not do you any serious harm, but a little trouble; If they come out to fight you, they will turn back, and they shall not get any help
3:112  Shame is thrown over them (like a tent) wherever they are found, except when (they are) under a promise (of protection) from Allah and from men; They draw on themselves anger from Allah and upon them is thrown severe poverty. This is because they rejected the Signs (verses) of Allah, and killed the prophets without right; And because they rebelled and crossed the bounds
3:113  Not all of them are alike: From the People of the Book are a portion that stand up (for right); They read (and declare) the Signs (verses) of Allah all night long, and they prostrate themselves in devotion (to Allah)
3:114  They believe in Allah and the Last Day; They join in what is right, and forbid what is wrong: And they hasten (to carry on all the) good works: They are in the ranks of the righteous
3:115  From the good that they do, nothing will be rejected from them; For Allah knows well those that do right (and act righteously)
3:116  Surely, those who reject Faith— Neither their possessions nor their (numerous) descendants will be of any use against Allah: They will be companions of the Fire— Living in there (forever)
3:117  What they spend in the life from this (material) world may be compared to a wind that brings nipping frost: It strikes and destroys the crops of men who have wronged their own souls: It is not Allah who has wronged them, but they (continue to) wrong themselves
3:118  O you who believe! Do not take into your closeness those (who are) outside your (own) circles: They (those outside your own circles) will not fail to spoil you. They only desire your ruin: Hatred of ranks (and people within your circles) has already appeared from their mouths: What their hearts hide is far worse (than what they have said). Indeed, We have made plain to you the Signs, if you have understanding (and wisdom)
3:119  Oh! You are those who love them, but they do not love you— Though you believe in the whole of the Book. When they meet you, they say: "We believe:" But when they are alone, they bite off the very tips of their fingers in their rage at you. Say: "Perish in your rage; Allah knows well all the secrets of the hearts."
3:120  If a little bit of good comes to you, it saddens them; And if some misfortune comes to you, they become happy at it. But if you are constant and do right, not the least harm will their cunning do to you; Because Allah compasses around about all that they do
3:121  And (remember) that morning, when you left your household (early) to leave the faithful (ones) at their stations for battle (of Uhud): And Allah hears and knows all things
3:122  Remember two of your parties took to cowardice; But Allah was their protector, and in Allah should the Faithful keep their trust
3:123  And Allah had granted victory to you at (the battle of) Badr, when you were a tiny and weak (little) force; Then fear Allah; Thus you may show your thanks
3:124  (Remember) when you said to the Faithful: "Is it not enough for you that your Lord should help you with three thousand angels (specially) sent down
3:125  "Yes— If you remain firm, and act right, even if the enemy should rush here on you to corner (you), your Lord would help you with five thousand angels making a terrific fight back."
3:126  Allah made it only a message of hope for you, and an assurance to your hearts: And there is no victory except from Allah, the Almighty (Al-Aziz), the All Wise (Al-Hakeem)
3:127  That He may cut off a fraction of the Unbelievers or expose them to shame, and they should then be turned back, frustrated from their purpose
3:128  Not for you, (but for Allah), is the decision: Whether He turns in mercy to them, or punishes them; For they are indeed wrongdoers
3:129  And to Allah belongs all that is in heavens and all that is in the earth. He forgives whom He pleases, and punishes whom He pleases; And Allah is Often Forgiving (Ghafoor), Most Merciful (Raheem)
3:130  O you who believe! Do not take usury, doubled and multiplied; But fear Allah; That you may (really) prosper
3:131  Fear the Fire, prepared for those who reject Faith
3:132  And obey Allah and the Messenger (Muhammad) that you may obtain mercy
3:133  Be quick in the race for forgiveness from your Lord, and for a Garden whose width is that (of the whole) of the heavens and of the earth, prepared for the righteous and those firm in their faith.—
3:134  Those who spend (freely in the cause of Allah), whether there is plenty, or there is little; Who control anger, and pardon (all) men:— Verily, Allah loves those who do good—
3:135  And those who, after having done something to be ashamed of, or (after having) wronged their own souls, earnestly bring Allah to conscience, and ask for forgiveness for their sins— And who can forgive sins except Allah? And are never obstinate in persisting in (the wrong that) they have done, after they know
3:136  For such (people) the reward is forgiveness from their Lord, and Gardens with rivers flowing underneath— An eternal home: How excellent a reward for those who work (and strive)
3:137  There were many Ways of Life that have passed away before you: Travel through the earth, and see what was the end of those who rejected Truth
3:138  Here is a plain statement to men, a guidance and instruction to those who fear Allah
3:139  So do not become weak (lose heart) and do not fall into sadness and you must gain mastery, if you are true in Faith
3:140  If a wound (pain and sorrow) has touched you, be sure a similar wound has touched others; And such days (of varying fortunes) We give to men by turns: That Allah may know those who believe, and that He may take as martyrs (close to Himself) from the people those who see and sacrifice (for the sake of truth). And Allah loves not those who do wrong
3:141  And Allah’s object also is to purify those who are true in Faith and destroy those who reject Faith
3:142  Did you think that you would enter Heaven without Allah’s testing those of you who fought hard and remained committed (to His cause)
3:143  You did indeed wish for death before you met it: Now you have seen it (in battles) with your own two eyes, (and you draw back!
3:144  Muhammad is no more than a messenger: And many earlier messengers passed away before him. If he dies or (if he) is killed, then will you turn back on your heels? (And go back from Islam?) If any(one) did turn back on his heels, he will not do the least harm to Allah, but (on the other hand) Allah will swiftly reward those who (serve him) with gratitude
3:145  No soul can die except by Allah’s permission, the term (of life) being fixed as in writing. If any do desire a reward in this life, We shall give it to him; And if any do desire a reward in the Hereafter, We shall give it to him. And swiftly shall We reward those who (serve Us with) gratitude
3:146  How many a prophet fought (in Allah’s cause), and with him (fought) large groups of men with Belief? But if they met with disaster in Allah’s cause, they did not weaken (in will) nor (did they) give in. And Allah loves those who are firm and strive patiently
3:147  All that they said was: "Our Lord! Forgive us our sins and anything we may have done to fail in our duty: Establish our steps firmly, and give us victory against those who resist Faith."
3:148  And Allah gave them the reward in this world, and the excellent reward of the Hereafter. And Allah loves those who do good (as the virtuous)
3:149  O you who believe! If you listen to the Unbelievers, they will drive you back on your heels, and you will turn back (from Faith) to your own loss (as the losers)
3:150  No! (Instead, remember that indeed,) Allah is your Protector, and He is the best of helpers
3:151  Soon shall We put fear (and anxiety) into the hearts of the Unbelievers, because they joined companions with Allah in worship, for which He had sent no authority: Their home will be the Fire: And the home of the wrongdoers is evil
3:152  And Allah did indeed fulfill His promise to you, when you, with His permission were about to destroy your enemy— Until you hesitated and fell to disputing about the order, and disobeyed it after He brought you in sight (of the things won over in the war) which you love. Among you are some who desire this world and some that desire the Hereafter. He diverted you from your enemies in order to test you. Yet surely, He forgave you: And Allah is full of Grace to those who believe
3:153  And (remember) when you were climbing up the high ground, without even taking a side look at anyone, and from behind, the Messenger (the Prophet) from the rear was calling you back. There did Allah give you one sorrow after another as a repayment to teach you (how) not to feel sad about (the things won in war) that you had not received; And for (the ill) that had come upon you. For Allah is All Aware (Khabeer) of all that you do
3:154  Then after the distress (and unhappiness), He sent down calm on a group of you overcome with sleep, while another group became anxious by their own feelings, moved by wrong suspicions of Allah— Suspicions due to ignorance. They said: "What affair is this of ours?" You say (to them): "Indeed, this affair is wholly Allah’s." They hide in their minds what they dare not say to you. They say (to themselves): "If we had anything to do with this affair, none of us should have been in the slaughter here." Say: "Even if you had remained in your homes, for those whom death had to come, would certainly have gone forth to the place of their death;" But (all of this was) because Allah might test what is in your chests; And purify what is in your hearts. And Allah is All Knowing (Aleem) the secrets of your breasts (hearts)
3:155  Those of you who turned back on the day the two armies met—, it was Satan who caused them to fail, because of some (evil) they had done. But Allah has removed (their evil deed): For Allah is Often Forgiving (Ghafoor), Most Forbearing (Haleem)
3:156  O you who believe! Do not be like the Unbelievers, and who say of their brothers, when they are traveling through the earth or engaged in fighting: "If they had stayed with us, they would not have died, or have been killed." (This is) because Allah may make it a cause of sighs and regrets in their hearts. It is Allah Who gives Life and Death, and Allah is All Seeing (Baseer) all that you do
3:157  And if you are killed or die, in the cause of Allah, forgiveness and mercy from Allah are far better than all (the wealth) they can cumulate
3:158  And whether you die, or are killed indeed! It is before Allah that you are brought together
3:159  It is (in part) by the mercy of Allah that you dealt gently with them. If you were severe or harsh-hearted, they would have broken away from about you: So overlook (their faults by pardoning them), and ask for (Allah’s) Forgiveness for them; And consult them in affairs (of moment). Then, when you have taken a decision, put your trust in Allah. For Allah loves those who put their trust (in Him)
3:160  If Allah helps you, none can overcome you; And if He forsakes you, who is there after Him who can help you, (after that)? In Allah, then, let believers put their trust
3:161  It is not for a prophet to be (ever) false to his trust in the matters of the booty (of the war). If any person is so false, on the Day of Judgment, he shall restore what he falsified; Then every soul shall receive its due— Whatever it earned— And none shall be dealt with unjustly
3:162  Is the man who follows the good pleasure of Allah like the man who draws on himself the anger of Allah, and whose home is in Hell? And a woeful place (to live)
3:163  They are in varying grades in the sight of Allah, and Allah is All Seeing (Baseer) all that they do
3:164  Indeed, Allah did grant a great favor on the believers, when He sent among them a messenger from among themselves, reciting to them the Signs of Allah, and purifying them, and instructing them, in (the Holy) Book and in Wisdom, while before that, they had been in manifest error
3:165  What! When a single misfortune strikes you, although you have struck (your enemies) with one twice as great, you say? "From where is this (come to us)?" Say (to them): "It is from yourselves: For Allah is Able (Khadir) to do all things."
3:166  And, whatever (loss) you suffered on the day (when) the two armies met, was with the permission of Allah, in order that He might test the believers—
3:167  And that He may test the hypocrites also, they were told: "Come, fight in the cause of Allah, or (at least) drive (the enemy from the city) and defend yourselves." They said: "If we had known how to fight, we should certainly have followed you." On that day they were nearer to disbelief than to Faith, saying with their lips what was not in their hearts. And Allah has full knowledge of all they hide (in their hearts)
3:168  (They are) the ones who said, (about the killed men) while they themselves sat (at ease): "If only they had listened to us, they would not have been killed." Say: "Hold back death from your own selves, if you speak the truth."
3:169  Think not of those who are killed in Allah’s cause as dead. No! They live by finding their means (to live) in the Presence of their Lord
3:170  They are happy in the many gifts given (to them) by Allah: And with regard to those left behind, who have not yet joined them (in their peace and happiness), the (true believers) are happy because on them is no fear, nor have they (cause to) be sad
3:171  They are happy in the Grace and the plenty of good things from Allah, and in the fact that Allah does not cause the reward of the faithful to be lost (in the least)
3:172  Of those who answered to (the call of) Allah and the Messenger (the Prophet), even after being wounded, those who do right and refrain from wrong have a great reward—
3:173  Men told them: "A great army is gathering against you:" And frightened them: But it (only) increased their Faith: And they said: "For us Allah is enough, and He is the Best One to take care of affairs (Wakil)."
3:174  And they returned with grace and plenty from Allah: No harm even touched them: Because they followed the good pleasure of Allah: And Allah is the Owner of the greatest bounty
3:175  It is only the Satan who suggests to you the fear of his own friends (and limitations): You do not be afraid of them, but fear Me, if you have Faith
3:176  And let not those (people) who rush into unbelief, make you sad: Not the least harm will they do to Allah: Allah’s Plan is that He will give them no portion in the Hereafter, except a severe punishment
3:177  Truly, those who purchase unbelief at the price of faith— Not the least harm will they do to Allah. But they will have a grievous punishment
3:178  And let not the Unbelievers think that Our delay (in punishment) to them is good for themselves: We grant them the delay that they may grow in their injustice, but they will have a shameful punishment
3:179  Allah will not leave the believers in the state that which you are now, until He separates what is evil from what is good. Nor will Allah disclose to you the secrets of the Unseen. But Allah chooses as His messengers (for the purpose of revealing) whom He pleases. So believe in Allah and His messengers: And if you believe and be pious to Allah, you have a great reward (without measure)
3:180  And let not those who greedily hold back the gifts which Allah has given to them from His Grace, think that it is good for them (to hold back): No, it will be worse for them: Soon shall the things which they greedily withheld will be tied to their necks like a twisted collar, on the Day of Judgment. And to Allah belongs the heritage of the heavens and the earth; And Allah is well-Acquainted (Khabeer) with all that you do
3:181  Truly, Allah has heard the (unkind) remarks of those who say: "Truly, Allah is poor (in need) and we are rich!"— We shall certainly record their word and (their act) of killing the prophets by defying of right, and We shall say: "You taste the Penalty of the burning Fire
3:182  "This is because of the (evil deeds) which your hands sent on before you: For Allah never harms those who serve Him."
3:183  They (also) said: "Allah took our promise not to believe in a messenger (of Allah) unless he showed us a sacrifice (as a sign) consumed by fire (from heaven)." Say: "There came to you messengers before me, with Clear Signs and (also with) even with what you ask for, why did you then kill them, if you speak the truth?"
3:184  Then if they reject you (O Prophet), other messengers were rejected before you, who came with clear Signs, Books of Scripture (and dark prophecies), and the Book of Enlightenment
3:185  Every soul shall have a taste of death: And only on the Day of Judgment shall you be paid your full due wages (for what you have earned). Only he who is saved far from the Fire and admitted to the Garden will have attained the object (of life): Because the life of this world is only goods and passing objects (based upon) deception
3:186  You shall certainly be tried and tested in your possessions and in your personal selves; And you shall certainly hear much that will cause pain for you, from those who received the Book before you and from those who worship many gods. But if you work hard (persistently and) patiently, and guard against evil— Then that will be a determining factor in all affairs
3:187  And (remember) Allah took holy Promise from the People of the Book, to make it known and clear to Mankind, and not to hide it; But they threw it away behind their backs, and purchased with it some miserable gain! And false was the bargain that they made (by it)
3:188  Think not that those (people) who take (extreme) joy in what they have brought about, and love to be praised for what they have not done— Think not that they can escape the Penalty for them (such people) is a Penalty painful indeed
3:189  And to Allah belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth; And Allah has power over all things
3:190  Truly, in the creation of the heavens and the earth, and in the alternation of the night and the day— There are indeed Signs for men of understanding
3:191  Men who remember (celebrate) the Praises of Allah, standing, sitting and lying down on their sides and contemplate the (wonders of) creation in the heaven and the earth, (with the prayer): "Our Lord! Not for nothing have You created (all) this! Glory to You! Give us relief from the Penalty of the Fire
3:192  "Our Lord! Any whom You do admit to the Fire, truly You cover (them) with shame, and never will wrongdoers find any helpers
3:193  "Our Lord! We have heard the call of the one calling (us) to Faith; ‘Believe you in the Lord’, and we have believed. Our Lord! Forgive us our sins, remove from us (the stains of) our evil deeds (which we may have done), and take to Yourself as we die, our souls in the company of the righteous
3:194  "Our Lord! Grant us what You did promise to us through Your messengers, and save us from shame on the Day of Judgment: Because You never break Your promise.”
3:195  And their Lord has accepted from them, (and answered them:) "Never will I cause the work of any of you to be lost, whether male or female: You are (members), one of another: Those who have left their homes, and been driven out from there, and suffered harm in My Cause, and fought and been slain— Truly, I will remove from them their (stains of) injustices, and admit them into Gardens with rivers flowing beneath— A reward from the Presence of Allah, and from Allah is the best of rewards.”
3:196  Let not the idle talk of the Unbelievers through the land deceive you
3:197  Little is it for enjoyment: Their final home is Hell: What an evil bed (to lie on)
3:198  On the other hand, for those who fear their Lord, are Gardens, with rivers flowing beneath; In there are they to live (for ever)— A gift from Allah; And that which is with Allah is the best (of happiness) for the righteous
3:199  And there are, certainly, among the People of the Book, those who believe in Allah, in what has been revealed to you, and in what has been revealed to them, bowing in humility (love and obedience) to Allah: They will not sell the Verses of Allah for a low price (miserable gain)! For them is a reward with their Lord, surely, Allah is swift in account
3:200  O you who believe! Endure and be more patient (struggle on with patience and constancy;) complete in such struggles; — Strengthen each other; And fear Allah; That you may prosper