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3:1  'Alif 'A', Lam 'L', Mim 'M'
3:2  Allah, there is no god but He, the Ever-Living, the Self-Subsisting (the Sustainer of all things)
3:3  He has sent down to you the Book with truth, confirming that which is before it, and He sent down the Turah and the Evangel
3:4  Aforetime, a guidance for people, and He sent down the Furqan. Verily those who disbelieve in the Signs of Allah, for them there is a severe chastisement and Allah is Mighty, the Lord of Retribution.
3:5  Verily, Allah, nothing hidden is there from Him in the earth and in the heaven
3:6  He it is Who shapes you in the wombs as He pleases. There is no god but He, the Mighty, the Wise
3:7  He it is Who has sent down to you the Book; in it are decisive verses which are the basis of the Book, while others are allegorical. But as for those in whose hearts there is perversity, they follow the part of it which is allegorical, seeking (to cause) dissension by seeking it (their own) interpretation, while none knows its (hidden) interpretation except Allah and those firmly rooted in knowledge. They say: ' We believe in it, the whole (of it) is from our Lord;' and none minds save the possessors of intellect
3:8  (They say:) ' Our Lord! let not our hearts deviate after You have guided us, and bestow on us from Your mercy, for You are, indeed, the Ever-Bestower
3:9  Our Lord! verily You are the Gatherer of mankind unto a Day in which there is no doubt; for surely Allah never fails (His) promise
3:10  Verily those who disbelieve, neither their wealth nor their children shall avail them aught against Allah, and they themselves will be fuel for the (Hell) Fire
3:11  Like the People of Pharaoh and those who were before them, they denied Our Signs, so Allah caught them for their sins; and Allah is severe in penalty
3:12  Say to those who disbelieve: ' You shall be vanquished, and gathered unto Hell', and it is a terrible abode!
3:13  Indeed there has been a sign for you in the two hosts that encountered: one fighting in the path of Allah and the other disbelieving; they (infidels) saw twice as many as they were with the sight of the eye; and Allah confirms with His aid whom He pleases. Surely there is a lesson herein for those who have insight
3:14  The love of desires (that come) from women, and of offsring, and heaped-up hoards of gold and silver and well-bred branded horses and cattle and tilth, is made to seem fair to mankind. This is the provision of the life of this world, while Allah is He with Whom is the good resort
3:15  Say: 'Shall I tell you of what is better than these? For those who keep from evil are gardens with their Lord; beneath which rivers flow, wherein they will abide forever, and pure spouses, and Allah's pleasure; and Allah is well aware of the servants
3:16  Those who say: ' Our Lord! Verily we believe, so forgive us our sins and save us from the torment of the Fire
3:17  The patient, and the truthful, and the obedient, and those who spend (benevolently) , and those who seek forgiveness before dawn (times)
3:18  Allah (Himself) bears witness that there is no god but He, and (so do) the angels and the possessors of knowledge, standing firm for justice; there is no god but He, the Mighty, the Wise
3:19  Verily the (true) religion with Allah is Islam, and those whom (formerly) the Book had been given to did not differ but after the knowledge (of the truth) had come to them, through envy of each other. And whoever disbelieves in Allah's Signs, then, verily, Allah is quick in reckoning
3:20  So if they dispute with you, say: 'I have submitted my self (totally) to Allah, and whoever follows me'. And say to those who have been given the Book and the unlettered ones: ' Do you (also) submit yourselves ?' So if they submit then indeed they are rightly guided, and if they turn back, then upon you is only the delivery of the message, and Allah is well-aware of the servants
3:21  Verily, those who disbelieve in the Signs of Allah and slay the prophets unjustly and slay those, of people, who enjoin equity, give tidings to them of a painful chastisement
3:22  They are those whose works come to nothing in this world and in the next, and they will have no helpers
3:23  Have you not seen those who have been given a portion of the Book ? They are invited to the book of Allah that it may judge between them, then a group of them turn back, while they are opponent
3:24  This is because they said: ' The Fire shall not touch us but for a number of days'. That which they were forging has deceived them in their religion
3:25  Then, how (will it be with them) when We shall gather them together for the Day (of judgement) about which there is no doubt, when every one shall be paid in full what the one has earned, and they shall not be dealt with unjustly ?
3:26  Say: ' O' Allah! Master of the Kingdom! You shower the kingdom upon whom You please and take away the kingdom from whom You please! and You honour whom You please and abase whom You please; all goodness is in your hand. Verily You are All-Powerful over all things
3:27  You cause the night to pass into the day and You cause the day to pass into the night, and You bring forth the living from the dead and You bring forth the dead from the living, and You provide with sustenance for whom You will without measure
3:28  The believers should not take the infidels as their friends, rather than the believers, and whoever does that then nothing of Allah is his, except when you guard yourselves against them, guarding carefully; and Allah warns you to be cautious of (disobeying) Him; and toward Allah is the destination
3:29  Say: ' Whether you hide what is in your hearts, or manifest it, Allah knows it, and (also) He knows whatever is in the heavens and whatever is in the earth, and Allah is All-Powerful over all things '
3:30  On the Day (of Judgement) when everyone shall find present what he has done of good; but (as for) what he has done of evil, he will wish there were a far distance between it and himself; and Allah warns you to be cautious of (disobeying) His Essence and Allah is full of pity to the servants
3:31  Say: ' If you love Allah, then follow me, Allah will love you and forgive you your sins; and Allah is Forgiving, Merciful '
3:32  Say: ' Obey Allah and the Apostle '. But if they turn back, then verily Allah does not love the disbelievers
3:33  Verily Allah chose Adam and Noah, and the progeny of Abraham and the progeny of 'Imran above all people
3:34  Some of them are offsprings of the others; and Allah is All-Hearing, All-Knowing
3:35  (Remember) when the wife of 'Imran said: ' My Lord! Verily I vowed to You what is within my womb to be (dedicated) for You (for Your service) freed; therefore accept from me; verily you are the All-Hearing, the All-Knowing'
3:36  So, when she delivered her, she said: ' My Lord! I have delivered a female (child) ? and Allah knew best what she delivered ? and the male is not like the female; and I have named her Mary, and I commend her and her offspring into Your protection from the accursed Satan'
3:37  So, her Lord accepted her with a good acceptance and made (the plant of) her grow a goodly growth, and He cherished her under the care of Zakariya. Whenever Zakariya entered the sanctury to (see) her, he would find with her a sustenance. He said: ' O' Mary! Whence have you got this ? ' She said: ' It is from Allah. Verily Allah provides with sustenance for whomever He wills without measure'
3:38  It was then (that) Zakariya prayed to his Lord; he said: 'My Lord! grant me from You a good offspring; verily You are the Hearer of all prayers'
3:39  Then the angels called unto him while he was standing praying in the sanctuary : ' Verily Allah gives you the glad tidings of Yahya (who comes) to confirm a Word from Allah, and honourable and chaste, and a prophet from among the righteous'
3:40  He said: 'My Lord! how can I have a son (born) while, indeed, old age has already over taken me, and my wife is barren? 'He said: 'Even so does Allah whatsoever He pleases'
3:41  He (Zakariya) said: ' My lord! appoint a token for me '. He said: ' The token for you (will be) that you can not speak unto human beings for three days except by signals; and remember your Lord immensely and glorify (Him in the evening and early morning
3:42  And (remember) when the angels said: ' O' Mary! Verily Allah has chosen you and purified you and preferred you above the women of the worlds '
3:43  O' Mary! worship your Lord devoutly and prostrate yourself and bow you down with those who bow (unto Him)
3:44  This is of the news of the Unseen which we reveal to you; and you were not with them when they did cast (their lots with) their pens as to which of them should have the charge of Mary; and you were not with them (to see) when they were quarrelling (among themselves)
3:45  (Remember) when the angels said: ' O' Mary! Verily Allah gives you the glad tidings with a Word from Him whose name shall be Christ, Jesus, son of Mary; eminent in this world and the Hereafter, and of those nearest (to Allah)
3:46  And he will speak to the people in the cradle and in adulthood, and will be one of the righteous
3:47  She said: 'My Lord! how can l have a child when no man has touched me?' He said: 'Even so Allah creates what He pleases. When he decrees a matter (to be) , He only says to it 'BE!' and it is'
3:48  And He will touch him the Book, and the wisdom, and the Torah and the Evangel
3:49  And (He wilt make Jesus) a Messenger to the Children of Israel, (saying) : 'Verily, I have come to you with a sign from your lord. I will make for you like the figure of a bud out of day, then I will breathe into it, and it shall become a bird by Allah's leave; and I will (also) heal the blind and the leprous and wilt raise the dead to life by Allah's leave; and I wilt inform you of what you eat and what you store up in your houses. Verily in that is a sign for you if you (indeed) are believers
3:50  And (I come) conforming that which is before me of the Torah and to make lawful to you a part of that which has been forbidden unto you; and I come unto you with a sign from your lord; therefore, be in awe of Allah and obey me
3:51  Verily Allah is my lord and your lord: therefore worship (only) Him; this is a straight path
3:52  And when Jesus perceived infidelity on their part, he said: who are going to be my helpers (on the way) towards Allah The disciples: said: 'We are the helpers (on the way of) Allah! We believe in Allah and bear you witness that we are Muslims'
3:53  Our lord! We believe in what You have revealed and we follow the Messenger, so record us among the witnesses
3:54  And they devised, and Allah devised, and Allah is the best devisers.
3:55  (Remember) when Allah said: ' O' Jesus! I will take you and raise you up to Myself and purify you of those who disbelieve and place those who follow you above those who disbelieve until the Day of Judgement Then, unto Me shall be your return and I shall judge between you as to that therein you used to differ
3:56  And as to those who disbelieve, I will chastise them with a severe chastisement in this world and the Hereafter, and they will have no helpers
3:57  And as to those who believe and do righteous works, He will pay them their rewards (fully) and Allah does not love the unjust
3:58  This We recite unto you of the Signs and the Wise Reminder
3:59  The likeness of Jesus, with Allah, is as the likeness of Adam He created him from dust then He said to him 'BE!' and he 'was'
3:60  (This about Jesus is) the truth from your Lord, therefore be not you of the doubters
3:61  And whoever dispute with you concerning him, after what has come to you of knowledge, say: 'Come! Let us call our sons and your sons, our women and your women, and our selves and your selves, then let us invoke in earnest and lay the curse of Allah upon the liars
3:62  Verily this is certainly the true explanation. There is no god but Allah; and verily, Allah is Mighty, Wise
3:63  But if they turn back, then, verily Allah is All-Knowing of the mischief makers
3:64  Say: O' People of the Book! come to a ward common between us and you, that we worship none but Allah, and that we associate not anything with Him, and (that) some of us do not take any others for lords other than Allah ' And if they turn back, then say: 'Bear witness that we are Muslims'
3:65  O' People of the Book! Way do you dispute about Abraham when the Torah was not sent down, neither the Evangel, but after him? Have you then no sense ?
3:66  Ha, you are those who disputed about that of which you had knowledge; why then do you dispute about that of which you have no knowledge? Surely Allah knows, and you know not
3:67  Abraham was neither (a) Jew nor (a) Christian but he was an upright Muslim, and he was not (one) of polytheists
3:68  Verily the nearest people to Abraham are those who follow him and this Prophet and those who believe, and Allah is the Guardian of the believers
3:69  A group among the people of the Book desire to make you go astray, while they make not astray but themselves, and they are not aware
3:70  O' People of the Book! Why do you disbelieve in the Signs of Allah while you bear witness (to their truth) ?
3:71  O' People of the Book! Why do you confound the Truth with falsehood and hide the Truth while you know (it) ?
3:72  And a group of the People of the Book said: ' Believe in what has been sent down to those who believe, at the opening of the day, and disbelieve at the end of it, perhaps (by this divice) they return (from Islam)
3:73  And do not believe save in one who follows your religion. say: Verily the (true) guidance is Allah's guidance - that a person may be given the like of what you have been given; or they would dispute with you in the presence of your Lord '. Say: ' Verily grace is in the hand of Allah. He endows it with whom He pleases, and Allah is All-Embracing, All-Knowing'.
3:74  He specializes for His mercy whom He pleases, and Allah is the Lord of Mighty Grace
3:75  And among the People of the Book is he who, if you entrust him with a heap of wealth, he will return it to you; and among them is he who, if you entrust him with a dinar, he will not return it to you unless you keep standing firmly upon him (demanding it) . This is because they say: ' There is not any responsibility upon us for the gentile, and they tell a lie against Allah while they know (it)
3:76  Yes, whoever fulfils his promise and guards (against evil) - then, verily Allah loves the pious ones.
3:77  Verily those who sell Allah's covenant, and their oaths, for a little price, these! there will be no share for them in the Hereafter, and Allah will not speak to them, nor will He look towards them on the Day of Resurrection, nor will He make them grow (by purifying of sin) , and they will have a painful chastisement
3:78  And verily among them is a group who twist their tongues with the Book that you may suppose it to be from the Book, but it is not from the Book; and they say: 'It is from Allah', while it is not from Allah; and they speak falsehood against Allah and they know (it)
3:79  It is not for a human being that Allah should give him the Book, the judgement and prophethood, then he should say to people: ' Be my servants rather than Allah's '; but rather, (he would say) : ' Be godly because of your constant teaching the Book and your constant studying (it yourselves)
3:80  And neither would he enjoin you that you should take the angels and the prophets for lords. What! Would he enjoin you with infidelity after you have been Muslims ?
3:81  And (remember) when Allah took the pledge of the prophets (saying) : 'Since I have given you of Book and wisdom - then there comes to you a Messenger, confirming that which is with you, you must believe in him, and you must help him '. He said: ' Do you affirm and accept My compact in this (matter) ? ' They said: ' We affirm ', He said: ' Then bear witness and I am also with you among the witnesses '
3:82  Then whoever turns back after that, - these are they that are the transgressors
3:83  Is it then other than the religion of Allah that they seek (to follow) ? And to Him submits whoever is in the heavens and the earth, willingly or unwillingly, and unto Him they shall be returned
3:84  Say: ' We believe in Allah and in what has been sent down to us, and what was sent down to Abraham and, Ishmael, Isaac, Jacob and the Tribes, and in what was given to Moses and Jesus and to the prophets from their Lord. We make no difference between any of them. And to Him do we submit'
3:85  And whoever follows any religion other than Islam, it will never be accepted from him, and, in the Hereafter, he will be among the losers
3:86  How shall Allah guide a people who have disbelieved after their belief and (after) bearing witness that the Messenger is true, and clear proofs had come unto them ? And Allah guides not the unjust people
3:87  (As for) those, their recompense is that upon them is the curse of Allah, the angels and mankind altogether
3:88  They will abide therein. Their chastisement will not be lightened, nor will they be respited
3:89  Except those who repent after that and amend, then verily Allah is Forgiving, Merciful
3:90  Verily those who disbelieve after their belief, then increase in infidelity; their repentance will never be accepted; and these are they who are astray
3:91  Verily those who disbelieve and die while they are disbelievers, there will never be accepted from any one of them the whole earth full of gold, if he should offer it in ransom. These are they who will have a painful punishment and they will have no helpers
3:92  You will never attain righteousness unless you spend out of what you love; and whatever thing you spend, surely Allah is well aware of it
3:93  Every food was lawful to the Children of Israel except what Israel (Jacob) had forbidden to himself before the Torah was sent down. Say: ' Bring you hither then the Torah and read it, if you are truthful'
3:94  So, whoever invents a lie against Allah after that, they are unjust
3:95  Say: Allah has spoken the Truth, therefore follow the creed of Abraham, the upright (in faith) and he was not (one) of the polytheists
3:96  Verily the first House (of worship) set up for mankind is the one at Bekka (Mecca) , blessed and a guidance for the worlds
3:97  Therein are clear signs, the standing place of Abraham, and whoever enters it is secure; and pilgrimage to the House is a duty upon mankind for Allah, who can afford the journey to it; and anyone who disbelieves, then verily Allah is Self-sufficiently independent of the worlds
3:98  Say: 'O' People of the Book! Why do you disbelieve in the Signs of Allah, while Allah is Witness to what you do ?
3:99  Say: ' O' People of the Book! Why do you obstacle those who believe from the way of Allah seeking to make it crooked, while you are witnesses ? But Allah is not heedless of what you do ?
3:100  O' you who have Faith! if you hearken to a party from among of those who have been given the Book, they will turn you back, after your faith, into disbelievers
3:101  But how can you disbelieve while the verses of Allah are being recited unto you and His Messenger is amongst you ? And whoever holds fast to Allah will indeed be guided to the Straight Path
3:102  O' You who have Faith! be in awe of Allah as it is due to Him: and do not die unless you are Muslims
3:103  And hold fast by the cord of Allah all together, and do not separate; and remember Allah's favour on you when you were enemies (of each other) then He united your hearts with (mutual) love, and thus you became brethren by His favour while you were on a brink of a pit of Fire then He delivered you from it! Even so Allah makes clear His Signs for you, so that you may be guided
3:104  And there should be a party among you who invite (others) to good and enjoin what is right and forbid the wrong, and these are they that shall be prosperous
3:105  And be not like those who separated, and disagreed after clear evidences had come to them; and these are they that will have a grievous chastisement. On the Day when some faces will turn while some faces will turn black! Then as to those whose faces turn black (will be said) : ' Did you disbelieve after your believing ? Taste, then, the chastisement for that you were disbelieving !
3:107  And as to those whose faces will turn white, they shall be in the Mercy of Allah; wherein shall they abide forever
3:108  These are the verses of Allah which We recite unto? you in Truth; And Allah does not intend any injustice to the worlds
3:109  And whatever is in the heavens and whatever is in the earth belongs to Allah, and all affairs will be returned unto Allah
3:110  You are the best nations brought forth for (the benefit of) mankind. You enjoin what is right and forbid the wrong and believe in Allah; and if the People of the Book had believed, it would surely have been better for them. Some of them are believers while most of them are transgressors
3:111  They shall never harm you except for annoyance; and if they fight with you, they shall turn their backs to you, then they shall not be helped
3:112  Abasement has been branded on them, wherever they are found, unless (they cling to) the cord of Allah and the cord of men; so, they have incurred wrath from Allah; and wretchedness has been stumped upon them. That is because they went on rejecting Allah's Signs and slaying the prophets unjustly. That was because they disobeyed, and went on transgressing
3:113  Yet, they are not all alike: of the People of the Book is a group upright (in faith) . They recite the verses of Allah in the night time while they prostrate themselves (in adoration)
3:114  They believe in Allah and the Last Day; and they enjoin what is right and forbid the wrong, and hasten to do good deeds, and these are of the righteous ones
3:115  And whatever good they do, they will never be denied thereward of it; and Allah knows the pious ones
3:116  (As for) those who disbelieve, surely neither their possession nor their children shall avail them in the least against Allah, and they are the inhabitants of the Five; wherein shall they abide forever
3:117  The likeness of what they (disbelievers) spend in this life of the world is as the likeness of a wind wherein is intense cold which strikes the tilth of a people, who have wronged themselves, and destroys it. Allah has not been unjust to them, but they are unjust to themselves
3:118  O' you who have Faith! Do not take intimate other than yourselves. They do not fall short in corrupting you. They like what distresses you. Hatred has already appeared from (the utterance of) their mouths while what their breasts conceal is greater. We have made the Signs clear for you if you ponder
3:119  Here you are, loving them while they do not love you! Though you believe in all Books and when they meet you, they say: ' We believe ', but when they are alone, they bite the ends of their fingers in rage against you. Say: ' Die in your rage!'. Surely Allah is aware of what is in the breasts
3:120  If any good befalls you, it grieves them; and if an evil afflicts you, they delight in it; but if you are patient and be pious, their plotting will not harm you in any way; surely Allah encompasses what they do
3:121  And (remember) when you did set forth from your housefolk at daybreak to lodge the believers in encampments for the battle (of 'Uhud) , and Allah is All-Hearing, All-Knowing
3:122  When two parties of you had decided to flinch but Allah was the protector of them both (and helped them to change their thought) ; So, in Allah (alone) should the believers trust
3:123  And certainly Allah did assist you at Badr when you were contemptibly scanty; so be in awe of Allah, in order that you might be thankful
3:124  When you said to the believers: ' Will it never suffice you that your Lord should reinforce you with three thousand of angels sent down ?'
3:125  Yes! if you be patiently steadfast and act aright even if they (the enemy) rush on you in such a headlong manner, your Lord will reinforce you with five thousand of angels distinguished
3:126  And Allah did not make it (the descending of angels) but as good tidings for you, and to reassure your hearts thereby; and there is no victory save from Allah, the Mighty, the Wise
3:127  (The Divine help was for this) that He might cut off a part of the disbelievers or abase them so that they turn back disappointedly
3:128  The affair is no concern at all of yours whether He turns towards them (mercifully) or punishes them, for verily, they are unjust
3:129  And to Allah belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is in the earth. He will forgive whom He wills, and will punish whom He wills; and Allah is Forgiving, Merciful
3:130  O' you who have Faith! Do not devour usury, doubling it over and over again, and be in awe of Allah; that you may be prosperous
3:131  And be in awe of the Fire which has been prepared for the disbelievers
3:132  And obey Allah and the Messenger, that you may be shown Mercy
3:133  And hasten towards forgiveness from your Lord, and a Garden whose width is (as) the heavens and the earth, prepared for the pious ones
3:134  Those who spend (benevolently) in ease and in adversity, and who restrain (their) anger and pardon (the faults of) men; and Allah loves the doers of good
3:135  And those who, when they commit an indecency or do injustice to their selves, remember Allah and seek forgiveness for their sins - and who forgives the sins except Allah ? - And they (the pious) do not knowingly persist in what they have committed
3:136  As for these, their reward is forgiveness from their Lord and Gardens beneath which rivers flow, therein they will abide for ever. How blissful will the reward of (such) workers be !
3:137  Indeed, there have been institutions before you, therefore travel in the earth and see what has been the end of the rejectors
3:138  This is an explanation for mankind, and a guidance and an admonition for the pious ones
3:139  Do not faint and do not grieve for you shall gain the upper hand, if you be believers
3:140  If a wound touches you, because a wound similar to it has also touched the (disbelieving) people, and such days We deal out in turn among mankind; and that Allah may recognize (by trial) those who have believed and take witnesses from among you; and Allah does not love the unjust
3:141  And that Allah may purge those who believe and wipe out the disbelievers
3:142  Or have you imagined that you will enter Paradise and that Allah does not yet know those among you who strived nor He knows the patient ones ?
3:143  And really you were longing for death before you met it (the holy struggle) ; but (now that) you have seen it, you look (at it) !
3:144  And Muhammad is not but only a messenger before whom messengers have already passed away. Therefore, if he dies or be killed, will you turn back (in creed) upon your heels ? And whoever turns back upon his heels will by no means do harm to Allah in the least; and Allah will reward the grateful
3:145  And it is not for any one to die but by Allah's leave at a term appointed; and whoever desires the reward of this world, We give him thereof; and whoever desires the reward of the Hereafter, We give him thereof ! and Allah will reward the grateful
3:146  And how many a prophet there has been with whom were many Godly men fought; so they did not falter despite what afflicted them in the way of Allah,nor did they weaken, nor did they yield, and Allah loves the patient, (the steadfast)
3:147  And their statement was nothing but that they said: ' Our Lord! forgive us our sins and our prodigality in our affair and make our feet firm and help us against the disbelieving folk'
3:148  So Allah gave them the reward of the world and the goodness of the reward of the Hereafter; and Allah loves the doers of good
3:149  O' you who have Faith! if you obey those who disbelieve, they will turn you back to your (faithless) ancestors, so you will turn back losers
3:150  Nay! Allah is your Guardian and He is the best of the helpers
3:151  We shall cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve, for that they have associated with Allah for which He has sent down no authority, and their abode is the Fire; and how bad is the abode of the unjust!
3:152  And indeed Allah fulfilled His promise to you (in the first stage) when, with His leave, you slew them until when you became weak-hearted and disputed about the matter, and you disobeyed after that He showed you that which you loved. Some of you desire the world and some of you desire the Hereafter. Then He turned you away from them (the disbelievers) so He might try you. And He has certainly forgiven you; and Allah is gracious to the believers
3:153  (Remember) when you were climbing (the hillside) and paid no heed to any one, while the Messenger was calling you from your rear, so He inflicted you with grief on grief that you might not be sorry for what escaped you and neither for what befell you; and Allah is well aware of what you do
3:154  Then, after that grief, He sent down security upon you (in the form of) slumber coming upon a group of you, while another group have cared only for their own selves, thinking about Allah unjustly, the thought of ignorance. They say: ' Is there anything for us in the authority ? ' Say: ' Verily the authority belongs to Allah entirely '. They hide within themselves what they show not to you, saying: ' Had we had a part in the authority, we would not have been slain here '. Say: ' Even if you were in your own homes, those for whom slaughter was ordained would certainly have gone forth to their deathbeds; and that Allah might try what was in your breasts and that He might purge what was in your hearts; and Allah is aware of what is in the breasts
3:155  Verily those of you who turned back on the day (of 'Uhud) when both troops met, only Satan made them slip because of something they earned; and certainly Allah has pardoned them; Surely Allah is Forgiving, Forbearing
3:156  O' you who have Faith! be not like those who disbelieved and said of their brethren when they traveled in the earth or engaged in fighting: ' Had they been with us they would not have died and they would not have been killed '; so that Allah may make this a regret in their hearts. And, Allah gives life and causes to die; and Allah sees what you do
3:157  And if you be killed in the way of Allah or you die, surely forgiveness and mercy from Allah are far better than all that they amass
3:158  And if you die or be killed, certainly to Allah shall you be gathered together
3:159  Thus, it is due to the mercy from Allah that you have been lenient with them, and had you been rough, hard hearted, they would certainly have dispersed from around you. Therefore, pardon them and seek forgiveness for them; and consult with them in the affair. So, when you have decided, then trust in Allah; (for) verily Allah loves those who trust (in Him)
3:160  If Allah helps you, none can overcome you. But, if He forsakes you, who is there then that can help you after that ? And on Allah should the believers rely
3:161  And it is not for any prophet to defraud and whoever defrauds shall bring along what he has defrauded on the Day of Resurrection. Then everyone will be repaid for whatever he has earned, and they will not be dealt with unjustly
3:162  Is one who follows the pleasure of Allah like him who incurs wrath from Allah, and whose abode will be Hell ? And an evil destination it is.!
3:163  They are of (varying) ranks with Allah; and Allah sees what they do
3:164  Indeed Allah conferred a favour upon the believers when He raised up among them a messenger of their own selves to recite His verses unto them and purify them and to teach them the Book and the Wisdom; although earlier they had surely been in manifest error
3:165  Yet, when a disaster befalls you while you have certainly afflicted (the fow) with twice as much, you say: ' Whence is this ? ' Say: ' It is from your own selves.' Surely Allah is All-Powerful over all things
3:166  And what befell you on the day when both troops met was by Allah's leave and that He might distinguish the believers.
3:167  And that He might distinguish those who treated hypocritically; and it was said to them; ' Come! Fight in the way of Allah, or (at least) defend yourselves '. They said: ' If we knew fighting, we would certainly have followed you '. That time they were much nearer to the infidelity than to Faith. They utter with their mouths what is not in their hearts, and Allah knows best what they conceal.
3:168  those who said about their brethren while themselves sat (at home) : ' Had they obeyed us, they would not have been killed '. Say: ' Avert death from yourselves then, if you are truthful
3:169  Do not think of those who were killed in the way of Allah to be dead. Nay, they are alive, being provided sustenance with their Lord
3:170  They are happy with what Allah has given them out of His Grace, and rejoicing for those who have not yet joined them from behind them. No fear shall be upon them nor shall they grieve
3:171  They rejoice because of favour from Allah and (His) grace, and that Allah does not waste the reward of the believers
3:172  Those who did respond to the call of Allah and the Messenger (even) after some wound had afflicted them; for those among them who did good and acted piously there will be a great reward
3:173  Those to whom the people said: ' Verily the men have gathered against you, therefore fear them '. Yet it increased them in faith and they said: ' Allah is sufficient for us and how excellent is such a Protector! '
3:174  So they returned (home) with the favour from Allah and (His) grace; no evil touched them and they followed the pleasure of Allah; and Allah is the Lord of Mighty Grace
3:175  It is only Satan that causes his friends to fear; but do not fear them and fear Me if you are believers
3:176  And let not those who hasten on to disbelief grieve you. Verily they will never harm Allah at all. Allah intends to assign them no fortune in the Hereafter and they will have a great Torment
3:177  Verily those who have bought infidetily for faith, never shall they harm Allah at all; and they will have a painful torment
3:178  And let not those who disbelieve think that Our giving them respite is good for their selves; We give respite to them only that they may increase in sin; and that they will have an abasing torment
3:179  Allah is not One to leave the believers in the state wherein you are, until He sorts out the vicious from the good. And Allah is not going to acquaint you with the unseen, but Allah chooses anyone He pleases from His Messengers (to acquaint with unseen) . Therefore, believe in Allah and His Messengers, and if you believe and act piously, then you will have a great reward
3:180  And as for those who are niggardly with what Allah has granted out of His grace, let them not think it is better for them, nay it is worse for them; that which they were niggardly of will be clung to their necks on Resurrection Day; and to Allah belongs the heritage of the heavens and the earth; and Allah is aware of what you do
3:181  Allah has certainly heard the statement of those who said: ' Verily Allah is poor and we are rich '. We shall record what they state and their slaying the prophets unjustly; and We will say: ' Taste the torment of burning '
3:182  This is for what your hands have sent on ahead and, of course, Allah is not in the least unjust to the servants
3:183  Those who said: ' Verily Allah has covenanted with us not to believe in any messenger until he brings us an offering which fire (from heaven) will consume '. Say: ' Indeed Messengers came unto you before me (all) with miracles, and with that (very miracle) which you spoke of; why then did you kill them, if you are so truthful ? '
3:184  Then, if they reject you, messengers before you have already been rejected while they came even with clear arguments; and the Psalms and the Enlightening Book
3:185  Every one tastes death. And verily you will be paid in full your reward on the Resurrection Day. Then whoever is delivered from the Fire and admitted into Paradise, he indeed is prosperous; and the life of this world is not but a provision of deception
3:186  Certainly you will be tried in your wealth and your own selves, and certainly you will bear much abuse from those who were given the Book before you, and from those who are idolaters. And if you preserve patiently, and act piously, then that is indeed of determining factor in affairs
3:187  And (remember) when Allah took a pledge from those who were given the Book (saying) : ' You shall certainly make it known to people and you shall not hide it '. But they cast it behind their backs and took a small price for it , then, how bad is what they purchase
3:188  Do not think those who rejoice in what they have done and love to be praised for what they have not done, so do not think that they would be safe from the punishment and they will have a painful torment
3:189  And to Allah belongs the Sovereignty of the heavens and the earth, and Allah is All-Powerful over all things
3:190  Verily in the creation of the heavens and the earth and the alternation of the night and the day, there are signs for the possessors of intellects
3:191  Those who remember Allah while standing, sitting and lying on their sides, and mediate on the creation of the heavens and the earth, (seriously saying) ' Our Lord! You have not created (all) this in vain! Glory be to you! Save us then from the torment of the Fire '
3:192  Our Lord! anyone You cause to enter the (Hell) Fire, surely You have put him to disgrace; and the unjust will have no helpers
3:193  Our Lord! Verily we have heard (the invitation of) a Crier calling to the faith, saying: ' Believe in your Lord!' So we did believe. ' Our Lord! forgive us therefore our sins, and cover of us our evil deeds, and make us die with the righteous '
3:194  our Lord! and grant us what You have promised us through Your Messengers, and do not disgrace us on the Day of Resurrection. Verily You do not break any promise
3:195  So their Lord responded their prayer, (saying) : ' I will not waste the work of any worker among you, whether male or female, the one of you being from the other. So, those who migrated and were driven out of their homes and suffered hurt in My way, and who fought and were killed, I will certainly cover their evil deeds, and I will certainly make them enter into gardens beneath which rivers flow, as a reward from Allah; and Allah! with Him (only) is the Fairest Reward
3:196  Let not the (prosperous) going about of those who disbelieve deceive you in the cities
3:197  (It is) a brief enjoyment! Thereafter their abode is Hell, and how bad the resting place (it is) !
3:198  But those who are in awe of their Lord, for them are gardens beneath which rivers flow, therein they will abide for ever, a reception from Allah, and whatever is with Allah is the best for the righteous
3:199  And surely of the People of the Book are some who believe in Allah and in what has been sent down to you and in what has been sent down to them, being humble towards Allah. They do not sell the verses of Allah for a small price. These are they that have their reward with their Lord; verily Allah is quick in reckoning
3:200  O' you who have faith! do persevere and outdo (all others) in endurance, and be ready (to guard the bounds) , and be in awe of Allah that you may be prosperous