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an-Nisa` (Women)
as rendered by Musharraf Hussain
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Musharraf Hussain rendition of Surah Women(an-Nisa`)
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4:1 People, be mindful of your Lord, He created you from a single person and created his partner from him, and then from the pair He spread countless men and women throughout the world. Be mindful of Allah in Whose name you make demands from each other, and take care of the relatives. Allah watches over you.
4:2 Give the orphans in your care their belongings, and do not swap their quality belongings for worthless ones, nor misuse their wealth by merging it with yours; this is a major sin.
4:3 If you’re afraid that you may be unfair to female orphans by marrying them, you may marry other women as you like: two, three or four. However, if you fear you may be unfair by marrying two or more, then marry just one or what your right hands possess; that is just, so don’t deviate from the right path.
4:4 Give women their dowers as a marriage gift; however, if they are kind and give you some of it back, then take it and use it as you wish.
4:5 Do not give your wealth, which Allah has given you for your use, to those with learning disabilities, but provide for them, clothe them, and treat them kindly.
4:6 Assess the orphans to see if they are ready to be married; then, if you find them to be mature enough, hand over their wealth to them, and do not squander it hastily before they have grown up. If their guardian is wealthy, he should not take any of the orphans’ wealth, but if he’s poor, let him take what is a fair compensation. When you hand over their wealth, have it witnessed. Allah is a sufficient Reckoner.
4:7 Men receive a share of what parents and relatives leave behind, and women receive a share in what parents and relatives leave behind, whether the estate is small or big, there are fixed shares.
4:8 If relatives, orphans and the needy are present at the time of distribution, then offer them something from the estate and speak kindly to them,
4:9 and let those who fear leaving their own vulnerable offspring behind show concern for the orphans. They should be mindful of Allah and say what is right.
4:10 Those who misuse the wealth of orphans are feeding their bellies fire, and will burn in a blazing Fire.
4:11 Allah commands you regarding your children: a son’s share is equal to the share of two daughters. If there are more than two female heirs, they will receive two-thirds of what the deceased leaves behind, and if there is only one female she will have one half. Each of the deceased’s parents shall receive a sixth of what he leaves behind if he had children; but if he had no children and his parents are sole heirs then his mother gets one third. If he had siblings, then his mother will get a sixth; and the above is calculated after settling any bequest or debt. You do not know which of them are more deserving; your parents or your children. This is an essential requirement from Allah. Allah is the Knower, the Wise.
4:12 Half of what your wives leave behind is yours, provided they had no children; if they had children, then a quarter of their estate is yours. This is calculated after settling any bequest or debt. Wives shall receive a quarter of what you leave behind, if you had no children; but if you had children, then wives will get an eighth of what you leave behind. This is calculated after settling any bequest you have made or any debt. If a man or a woman’s only heir is a distant relative who has a brother or a sister, then each one of them shall receive a sixth; but if they are more than two, then they shall be partners in one third. This is calculated after settling any bequest or debt, if the bequest is not detrimental. This is a command from Allah. Allah is the Knower, the Gentle.
4:13 These are the boundaries set by Allah. Anyone who obeys Allah and His Messenger will have gardens beneath which rivers flow, living in them forever; that is a great victory.
4:14 Anyone who disobeys Allah and His Messenger and oversteps His boundaries will be cast into Fire, remaining in a humiliating punishment forever.
4:15 If any of your women commit adultery, and there is testimony of four men against them, then keep them under house arrest until death, or else Allah provides another way out for them.
4:16 Likewise, if a man and a woman commit adultery among you, punish them both. However, if they repent and reform themselves, then leave them alone. Allah is the Relenting, Kind.
4:17 Those who do wrong ignorantly then repent immediately can expect Allah to accept their repentance, and Allah will relent towards them. Allah is the Knower, Wise.
4:18 There is no repentance for those who keep on doing evil deeds until death is near, then they say: “Now I repent,” nor for those who die as disbelievers. For such We’ve prepared a painful punishment.
4:19 Believers, it is not lawful for you to inherit women against their will, nor to prevent them from marrying so that you may make off with part of what you have given them, that is unless they have committed a clear act of gross indecency. Live with them in a good way. If you hate them, it may be that you hate something in which Allah has placed much goodness.
4:20 If you wish to change one wife for another wife after having given the former heap of gold, do not withhold anything from it. Would you invent a slanderous accusation and an open sin to take it from her?
4:21 How could you possibly take it after having enjoyed intimacy with each other? They took a solemn pledge from you.
4:22 Do not marry women who your fathers married, except if such a marriage has already taken place; from now on it would count as gross indecency, vile, and leading to evil consequences.
4:23 It is forbidden for you to marry: your mothers; your daughters; your sisters; your maternal aunts; your paternal aunts; nieces from the brother’s or sister’s side; your foster mothers who have suckled you, and your foster sisters; your mothers-in-law; the stepdaughters who are in your care from women with whom you have consummated marriage, but if you have not consummated your marriage with them then there’s no blame. Also, forbidden are: the wives of your sons; and marrying two sisters at the same time, except if such a marriage has already taken place. Allah is the Forgiver, the Kind.
4:24 Also forbidden are women who are already married, except your slaves. These prohibited marriages are Allah’s commandment to be obeyed. Whatever falls outside the above-mentioned prohibitions is lawful for you to desire, using your wealth to become married men, not fornicators. Whichever of them you wish to enjoy in lawful marriage you must give them their bridal gift; there is no blame on you, after fulfilling that obligation, in whatever you may mutually agree to do with the marriage gift. Allah is the Knower, the Wise.
4:25 If anyone lacks the means to marry chaste believing freewomen then let him marry from the believing slave girls you own. Allah knows best your faith. You are all of the same origin; so, marry them with the permission of their owners and give them their marriage gifts according to custom, as with chaste freewomen, not as fornicators or taken as lovers. If, after they are married, they commit an act of gross indecency then their punishment is half that of a chaste freewoman. That permission is for those of you who fear falling into sin. It is, of course, best for you to be patient and exercise restraint. Allah is Forgiving, and Kind.
4:26 Allah explains and guides you in the traditions of those believers who came before you, and to forgive you. Allah is the Knower, the Wise.
4:27 Allah wishes to accept your repentance, whereas people who pursue their lusts want you to deviate far from the course.
4:28 Allah wishes to ease your burden, since humans were created weak.
4:29 Believers, don’t use one another’s wealth dishonestly, rather only for a business venture through agreement, and do not ruin yourself. Allah treats you Kindly.
4:30 Whoever disobeys Allah out of hostility and injustice, shall be thrown in the Fire, that’s easy for Allah.
4:31 If you avoid major sins that are forbidden, then We shall delete your minor sins, and grant you an honourable entry into Paradise.
4:32 Do not wish to get that which Allah has favoured others with. Men get a share of what they’ve earned, and women get a share of what they’ve earned, and ask Allah for a share of His favour. Allah knows all things.
4:33 What parents and relatives leave behind, We have appointed beneficiaries for them, and those whom your right hands have contracted should be beneficiaries of your wills, give them their shares. Allah Witnesses all things.
4:34 Men are guardian-carers of women, Allah granted some more favours then others, because they spend money on their wives. Honourably acting wives are pious and they guard their chastity as Allah expects them to guard it. Those whose ill-conduct you are afraid of, first gently warn them, then leave them alone in the bed and for a while live separately from them, if all else fails, apply a minimum of force on them. If, after taking these steps, they obey you, then don’t behave unjustly in any way against them. Allah is Most High, the Great.
4:35 If you fear hostility between husband and wife, then appoint a mediator from his family and one from her family. When both try sincerely to reconcile them, Allah will certainly bring about reconciliation between them. Allah is the Knower, the Aware.
4:36 Worship Allah and don’t associate anything with Him; be kind to parents, to relatives, to orphans, to the needy, to those neighbours you know well and those you don’t, to travellers and to the slaves you own. Allah dislikes the arrogant and the boastful;
4:37 and those who are miserly and advise others to be miserly, hiding His favours that Allah has blessed them with – for the disbelievers – We have prepared a humiliating punishment.
4:38 Those who spend their wealth to show off; they don’t believe in Allah and the Last Day. Anyone who has made a close friend of Satan has taken an evil friend!
4:39 What harm would it do them if they believed in Allah and the Last Day and spent in charity from what Allah has provided them? Allah knows them well.
4:40 Allah wrongs no one, not even an atom’s weight; and if it is a good deed, He multiplies it and gives an immense reward.
4:41 How will they react when We bring a witness from every nation and then We bring you, Muhammad, as a witness against them all?
4:42 That day the disbelievers and those who disobeyed the Messenger will wish that the Earth would swallow them up; and they won’t be able to hide from Allah anything they had spoken.
4:43 Believers, don’t come to the prayer whilst you are drunk stay away until you know what you are saying; nor when you are in the state of major ritual impurity, and when on a journey,until you have bathed yourselves. However, if you are ill or on a journey, or if you have relieved yourself or had sexual intercourse with your spouse, and you cannot find water, then purify yourselves with some clean sand, wiping your faces and forearms.Allah is Pardoner, Forgiver.
4:44 Haven’t you seen those given a portion of the Book, how they swap it for error, wishing you stray from the path?
4:45 Allah is aware of your enemies; and Allah is sufficient as a Protector and a Helper.
4:46 Some of the Jews deliberately misquote the words of revelation, saying, “We hear and disobey,” and, “Listen like a deaf man,” and, “Look to us,” twisting the words with their tongues to insult the religion. If only they had said: “We hear and obey,” and, “Listen and look out for us,” that would be far better and proper for them. However, Allah deprives them of his kindness because of their disbelief, and only a few of them truly believe.
4:47 You who received the Book, believe in what We revealed, it confirms what you already have, before We turn your faces back to front, or else We curse you as We cursed the People of the Sabbath. Allah’s command is always fulfilled.
4:48 Allah does not forgive those who associate anything with Him, but He forgives anything less than that for whomever He pleases. Whoever associates anything with Allah has invented a great sin.
4:49 Haven’t you seen those who regard themselves as pure? Rather it is Allah Who purifies whomever He pleases, and not an ounce of injustice will be done to them.
4:50 Look how they make up lies about Allah. That is a blatant sin.
4:51 Haven’t you seen those who were given a portion of the Book and they continue to believe in idols and false gods, saying to the disbelievers that they are more on the right track than the believers?
4:52 Allah has cursed them; and anyone Allah curses, you will find no helper for him.
4:53 Or do they have a share in Allah’s sovereignty? If so, they would never give people even a tiny bit.
4:54 Or do they envy other people for what Allah has given them from His grace? We gave Ibrahim’s family the Book, wisdom, and a vast country to rule over.
4:55 Some of them believe in the Prophet, and others block the way to him. Hell, with its blazing fire will be enough for them.
4:56 Those who deny Our signs will soon roast in Fire. Whenever their skin falls off, We will replace it with fresh skin so they may taste the torment. Allah is Almighty, Wise.
4:57 As for those who believe and do righteous deeds, We will take them to gardens under which rivers flow, living in them forever; there they’ll have pure spouses, and We’ll let them enter the cool shade.
4:58 Allah commands you to return trusts to their rightful owners, and when you judge between people, be just, Allah reminds you gently! Allah is the Hearer, the Seeing.
4:59 Believers, obey Allah, the Messenger and those among you in authority. If you disagree over something, then refer it to Allah and the Messenger, that is if you believe in Allah and the Last Day: that’s the best solution.
4:60 Haven’t you seen those who claim to believe in what is revealed to you and what was revealed before you, yet they turn to false gods for judgements despite having been ordered to reject them. Satan wants to lead them far from the right way.
4:61 If they are told, “Come along to listen to what Allah has revealed to the Messenger, you will see the hypocrites turning to face in the opposite direction from you.”
4:62 But when a disaster strikes them because of what they have done, they turn to you swearing by Allah: “We only want what is best and to maintain harmony.”
4:63 Allah knows what is in these peoples’ hearts, so, forgive them, warn them, and speak eloquently with them so it penetrates their minds.
4:64 We haven’t sent a single messenger except that he should be obeyed as commanded by Allah. If anyone who wronged themselves came to you seeking Allah’s forgiveness, Messenger, seek forgiveness for them! They will find Allah Relenting, Most Kind.
4:65 By your Lord, they aren’t believers until they make you the judge in their disputes, accept your decision without reservation, and commit themselves to your decision.
4:66 If We had ordered them: “Lay down your lives,” or “Leave your homes,” for the sake of Allah only a few of them would have done so. Had they done what they were told, that would have been better for them and put them on a far firmer footing;
4:67 We would have given them a great reward,
4:68 and guided them on the straight path.
4:69 Anyone who obeys Allah and the Messenger shall be with those Allah favoured: the Prophets, the truthful, the martyrs and the righteous. What a wonderful fellowship!
4:70 Such is Allah’s grace; and Allah is sufficient, the Knower.
4:71 Believers, take all precautions and let the battle-hardened march out in front or else march out together.
4:72 There are some of you who lag behind and if you suffered a setback, will say, “It was Allah’s favour on me that I wasn’t there with them.”
4:73 When Allah favours you, he will say, “If only I had been with them, I would have gained a great victory,” as though there was no love lost between you and him.
4:74 So those who are willing to swap this worldly life for the Hereafter, let them fight in the way of Allah. Whoever fights in the way of Allah and is either killed or victorious, We will give him a great reward.
4:75 What is the matter with you that you do not fight in the way of Allah when the weak – men, women and children – are saying, “Our Lord, out of Your graciousness, take us out of this town of cruel people, give us a protector and a helper!”
4:76 The believers fight for the sake of Allah, whilst the disbelievers fight for the sake of false gods; so, fight the supporters of Satan. Satan’s scheming is weak.
4:77 Haven’t you seen those who were told: “Hold back your hands from wrongdoing, and instead perform the prayer and pay zakat”? Since fighting was prescribed for them, a group of them fears men as they fear Allah, or even more. They say, “Our Lord, why have You prescribed fighting for us? Couldn’t You have delayed it for a while?” Say: “The delights of this world are little, while the Hereafter is far better for the mindful, you will not be treated unjustly in the slightest.”
4:78 Death will catch up wherever you may be, even if you are in strong forts. When good things happen to them, they say, “This is from Allah,” and, when bad things happen to them, they say, “This is your fault, Muhammad.” Say: “All is from Allah.” What is the matter with these people that they hardly understand what they are told?
4:79 Whatever good things happen to you they’re from Allah, and whatever evil happens to you it’s from yourselves. We sent you as a Messenger to people; Allah is sufficient witness.
4:80 Whoever obeys the Messenger has obeyed Allah, but whoever turns away, We didn’t send you as a guardian over them.
4:81 They say, “We will obey.” However, when they leave your presence, a group of them spend the night plotting against what you said. Allah writes down how they spend the night, so, ignore them and put your trust in Allah. Allah suffices as a Protector.
4:82 Don’t they reflect on the Quran? Had it come from anyone beside Allah, they would have found many inconsistencies in it.
4:83 Whenever a report of war or peace comes to them they broadcast it loudly; whereas, if they had referred it to the Messenger or to those in authority, its significance could be determined by those best suited to interpret it. If it had not been for Allah’s grace and kindness, most of you would have followed Satan.
4:84 So, Muhammad, fight in the way of Allah – you are only answerable for yourself – and encourage the believers. It may be that Allah will curb the power of disbelievers. Allah is stronger in might and more severe in punishment.
4:85 Whoever speaks out for a worthy cause will have a share in its benefits, and whoever speaks out for a wrong cause will share its burden, Allah is Watchful over everything.
4:86 When anyone greets you, respond with a better greeting or at least return it in kind. Allah keeps account of everything.
4:87 Allah is the only God, He will gather you all on Judgement Day, there is no doubt about that. Who is more truthful in speech than Allah?
4:88 Why are you divided in two groups concerning the hypocrites? Allah has driven them back into disbelief for what they did. Do you want to guide those who Allah has allowed to go astray? Anyone who Allah allows to go astray, you will never find a way out for him.
4:89 They would love to see all of you disbelieve as they have disbelieved, so that you become equal. Don’t ally yourselves to any of them until they migrate for the sake of Allah. If they turn away, seize them and slay them wherever you find them, and take none of them as an ally or a helper,
4:90 except for those who are related to a people with whom you have a treaty, or who come over to you because their hearts are wary of fighting you or of fighting their own people. Had Allah wished, He would have given them power over you, so they would have fought you. If they withdraw and do not fight you but make you an offer of peace, then Allah gives you no excuse to fight against them.
4:91 There are others whom you will find wanting to be on good terms with both you and their own people, but whenever they are put to the test, they return to fighting. So, if they don’t withdraw or make you an offer of peace, and cease hostility, seize them and slay them wherever you encounter them, We’ve given you clear authority against such people.
4:92 It is forbidden for a believer to kill another believer, except by mistake. Anyone who kills a believer by mistake must free a believing slave and pay compensation to the victim’s family, unless they waive it as an act of charity. If the victim belonged to an enemy tribe but was himself a believer, then free a believing slave and if he was from a tribe with which you have a treaty, then pay compensation to their family and free a believing slave. Whoever cannot find the means to pay compensation let him fast two consecutive months to gain Allah’s forgiveness. Allah is the Knower, Wise.
4:93 The penalty of intentionally killing a believer is Hell, living there for a long time; Allah’s anger and curse will fall on him, and He has prepared for him a terrible punishment.
4:94 Believers, when you set out on patrol in the path of Allah, be cautious. When someone gives you a greeting of peace, do not say: “You are not a believer,” seeking worldly gains, Allah has many other rewards. That is how you used to behave in the past until Allah favoured you with Islam, so be open and honest. Allah is aware of what you do.
4:95 The believers who stayed behind – apart from those who were physically or financially incapable – are not equal to those who strive with their lives and their wealth in the path of Allah. Allah has favoured by degrees those who strive with their wealth and lives above those who stayed behind. Allah has promised both goodness; however, Allah has favoured those who strive over those who stayed behind with a great reward,
4:96 high ranks, forgiveness and kindness. Allah is Forgiving, Most Kind.
4:97 The Muslims whose souls the angels take while they were doing wrong to themselves since they didn’ t migrate, will be asked: “What state were you in?” They will say, “We were weak and vulnerable in the land.” Then the Angels will ask: “Wasn’t Allah’s Earth spacious enough for you to migrate?” For such people, their refuge will be Hell. What a wretched destination!
4:98 Except for the weak among the men, women and children who were unable to come up with a strategy or to find a way out.
4:99 They may be pardoned by Allah. Indeed, Allah is Pardoning, Forgiving.
4:100 Whoever migrates in the path of Allah will find a place of refuge somewhere in the land and worldly abundance and whoever sets out from home to migrate for the sake of Allah and His Messenger, and dies on the way, Allah will grant him his reward. Allah is Forgiving, Kind.
4:101 When you are travelling in the land, you can shorten the prayer without feeling guilty, if you fear being attacked by the disbelievers; the disbelievers are your open enemies.
4:102 Messenger, when you are among them and leading them in prayer, let a group of them stand with you carrying their weapons; then, when they have prostrated, they may cover you from behind while another group who hasn’t yet prayed come and pray with you, again with due precaution and with their weapons. The disbelievers would love to see you neglect your weapons and your possessions so they could descend on you all at once. Nor is there any blame on you if some hardship such as rain or illness makes you put down your weapons, but remain on your guard. Indeed, Allah has prepared humiliating punishment for the disbelievers.
4:103 When you have completed the prayer, continue nevertheless to remember Allah, be it standing, sitting or lying down. Then, whenever you feel safe again, perform the prayer. The prayer is compulsory for the believers at fixed times.
4:104 So do not be half-hearted in seeking out the hostile, disbelieving people. If you are suffering, then they are suffering just like you, however there is difference, while you have hope in Allah they have no such hope. Allah is the Knower, Wise.
4:105 We sent down to you the Book containing the truth so that you may judge between people the way Allah has shown you. So, don’t support the traitors,
4:106 but seek Allah’s forgiveness. Allah is Forgiving, Kind.
4:107 And do not argue about those who deceive themselves. Allah dislikes anyone who is treacherous and sinful.
4:108 They try to hide from people, but they can’t hide from Allah; He is with them as they talk late into the night about things that displease Him. Allah is aware of what they do.
4:109 Believers, here you are defending them in this worldly life, but who will defend them against Allah on Judgement Day, or be their lawyer?
4:110 Whoever does an evil deed or wrongs himself but then seeks Allah’s forgiveness, he will find Allah Forgiving, Kind.
4:111 Whoever commits a sin will reap its reward. Allah is All-Knowing, Wise.
4:112 Whoever does wrong or commits a sin then blames someone else for it, he has burdened himself with a slander and an open sin.
4:113 If it wasn’t for Allah’s grace and kindness towards you, a group amongst them would have misled you, but as it is they only misled themselves, doing you no harm. Allah has revealed to you the Book and wisdom, and has taught you what you didn’t know. Allah’s favour on you is great.
4:114 There’s very little good in most of their secret meetings, except when they enjoin acts of charity or do common good or reconcile between people. Whoever does these things seeking Allah’s pleasure, We will give them a great reward.
4:115 Whoever opposes the Messenger after the guidance has been made clear to him and follows a path other than that of the believers, We will let him continue down his chosen path, until We burn him in Hell. What an evil destination!
4:116 Allah will not forgive idolatry, but He forgives whatever is less than that to whomever He pleases. Whoever associates anything with Allah has wandered far, far astray.
4:117 What they call on apart from Him are nothing but fabricated goddesses and ultimately what they call on is only a rebellious demon.
4:118 Allah has cursed him for saying: “I will take an allotted share of Your servants;
4:119 and I will lead them astray and give them false hopes and I will order them to slit the ears of cattle and to tinker with Allah’s creation.” Whoever takes Satan as a protector beside Allah will clearly be a loser.
4:120 He promises them and gives them hopes, but Satan’s promises are mere deception.
4:121 Their home is Hell, and they will find no way out of it.
4:122 Those who believe and do good works, We will admit them into gardens beneath which rivers flow, living there forever. This is Allah’s true promise, and whose word is more truthful than Allah’s?
4:123 It is neither according to your wishes nor to the wishes of the People of The Book; anyone who does evil will be repaid in kind, but will not find any protector or helper besides Allah.
4:124 A believer who does good works whether male or female will enter Paradise and will not be wronged in the least.
4:125 Can anyone have a better religion than the one who surrenders himself completely to Allah, performs good works and, out of a natural inclination, follows Ibrahim’s way of worshipping? Allah made Ibrahim a close friend.
4:126 Whatever is in the Heavens and on Earth belongs to Allah. Allah has full control of all things.
4:127 They asked you concerning women. Say: “Allah instructs you concerning them – in addition to what was recited to you in the Book – about female orphans from whom you withhold what is prescribed for them regarding their inheritance because you wish to marry them,” and likewise helpless children, deal fairly with orphans. Allah knows whatever good you do.
4:128 If a woman is afraid of her husband’s ill-conduct or alienation, both should try to reconcile with each other without feeling guilty. Reconciliation is the best policy, but humans tend to be selfish.aaSo if you are righteous and mindful of Allah, remember that Allah is aware of what you do.
4:129 You will never be able to be strictly just when dealing with your wives, however hard you try, but do not lean so much towards one that you leave the other as though suspended between marriage and divorce. If you can reconcile and be mindful, Allah is Forgiving, Most Kind.
4:130 If they separate, Allah will provide for each of them from His abundance. Allah is the Vast, Wise.
4:131 Whatever is in the Heavens and the Earth belongs to Allah. We commanded you and the People of The Book before you: “Be mindful of Allah.” Even if you deny it, whatever is in the Heavens and the Earth belongs to Allah. Allah is Self-Sufficient, Worthy of praise.
4:132 Whatever is in the Heavens and the Earth belongs to Allah, and He is sufficient as a Guardian.
4:133 If He wishes, people, He can get rid of you altogether and replace you with others. Allah has the power to do that.
4:134 Whoever desires the reward of this world only, then let him know that the reward of this world and of the Hereafter are with Allah. Allah is the Hearer, the Seeing.
4:135 Believers, stand up as Allah’s witnesses for justice even if it’s against yourselves, parents or relatives, and regardless of whether a person is wealthy or poor, Allah has more right to your loyalty than they. Therefore, do not follow your desire instead of being just. If you distort the truth or refuse to give testimony, Allah is aware of what you do.
4:136 Believers, believe firmly in Allah and His Messenger and in the Book that He has sent down to His Messenger and in the Book He sent before. Whoever rejects Allah, His Angels, His books, His messengers and the Last Day has gone far astray.
4:137 Those who believed then disbelieved, then believed again, then disbelieved, then increased yet further in disbelief, Allah will not forgive nor guide them towards His way.
4:138 Give glad tidings of painful punishment to the hypocrites,
4:139 who have taken disbelievers as their allies instead of the believers. Do they seek strength from them, when strength is Allah’s?
4:140 Allah revealed in the Book, when you hear Allah’s verses being rejected or mocked, do not sit with them till they turn to another topic of conversation; otherwise you will be like them. Allah will gather all the hypocrites and disbelievers in Hell.
4:141 They are waiting to see what happens to you; if victory from Allah comes to you they will say: “Were we not with you?” And if the disbelievers gain some success, they will say to them: “Didn’t we encourage you and protect you against the believers?” Allah will decide between you on the Day of Judgement; however, Allah will never give the disbelievers a way to a conclusive victory over the believers.
4:142 The hypocrites try to deceive Allah, but He leaves them in their deception; thus whenever they stand up for the prayer, they do so lazily, making a show for the people and they remember Allah little;
4:143 dithering between this and that, they are neither with these believers nor with those disbelievers. Whoever Allah allows to go astray, you can’t ever guide him.
4:144 Believers don’t take disbelievers as allies instead of the believers. Do you wish to give Allah clear proof against yourselves?
4:145 The hypocrites will be in the bottommost pit of Hell, and you will never find a helper for them;
4:146 except that is for those who repent, reform themselves, hold firmly to the religion of Allah, and become genuine in their worship of Allah; such people will be with the believers. Allah will give the believers a great reward.ab
4:147 Why should Allah punish you, if you believe and are grateful? Allah is Appreciative, the Knower.
4:148 Allah dislikes anyone talking openly about a wrongdoing, except the person who has been wronged. Allah is Hearer, Knower.
4:149 Whether you do good work openly or you conceal it or you pardon a wrong, Allah is Pardoning, the Powerful.
4:150 Those who deny Allah and His messengers, and who wish to separate Allah and His messengers, claim: “We believe in some aspects and reject others”; and they wish to steer a middle course;
4:151 these people are disbelievers. We have prepared for the disbelievers a humiliating punishment.
4:152 Those who believe in Allah and His messengers and make no distinction between any of them, will be rewarded. Allah is Forgiving, Most Kind.
4:153 The People of The Book ask you for a book to be sent down to them from Heaven. They asked Musa for something even more outrageous than that: “Show us Allah with the naked eye,” so a thunderbolt struck them for their rudeness. Then they adopted the golden calf as an idol, after clear signs had come to them; nevertheless, We pardoned them for that. We gave Musa clear authority;
4:154 whilst taking their contract with the mountain towering above them, We said, “Prostrate as you enter the gate,” and We told them not to violate the sanctity of the Sabbath, taking a solemn pledge from them.
4:155 What about their breaking the contract, their denial of Allah’s signs, their unlawful killing of the prophets, and their saying, “Our minds are locked”?ac Indeed! Allah has sealed their hearts and minds because of their disbelief, so that none but a few of them believe
4:156 and because of their denial, and their spreading a terrible slander against Maryam.
4:157 They mockingly say: “We have killed the Messiah, Isa son of Maryam, the Messenger of Allah,” though they didn’t kill him nor crucify him, but it appeared like that to them. Those who differed over the matter are still in doubt about him. They have no knowledge of it except speculation, and they certainly didn’t kill Isa.
4:158 In fact, Allah raised him to Himself. Allah is Almighty, Wise.
4:159 There is no one from the People of The Book who will not believe in the Messiah before his death,ad and on the Day of Judgement he will be a witness against them.
4:160 Because of the wrongdoing of the Jews, We prohibited some of the wholesome things that were lawful for them, and they stopped many people from following the way of Allah,
4:161 and adopted usury despite it being forbidden, and they squandered people’s wealth. For the disbelievers among them, We have prepared a painful punishment.
4:162 But some of them are firmly grounded in knowledge and are believers in what is revealed to you and what was revealed before you; likewise, those who perform the prayer, pay Zakat and believe in Allah and the Last Day will be given a great reward.
4:163 We revealed to you as We revealed to Nuh and the prophets after him; and We revealed to Ibrahim, Ismael, Ishaq, Yaqub, the Tribes, Isa, Ayyub, Yunus, Harun and Sulayman; and We gave Dawud the Psalms.
4:164 There were messengers that We told you about, and there are other messengers that We haven’t told you about. Allah spoke directly to Musa.
4:165 There have been messengers bearing good news and warnings so that, after the messengers, people would have no defence against Allah. Allah is the Almighty, Wise.
4:166 Allah bears witness of what He has sent down to you – He has sent it down with His knowledge – and the Angels are witnesses too. Allah is a sufficient Witness.
4:167 Those who deny the truth and stop others from the path of Allah have wandered far, far astray, they deny the truth and do wrong,
4:168 Allah will not forgive nor guide them along a path,
4:169 except the path to Hell, remaining there forever and to do so is easy for Allah.
4:170 People, the Messenger has come to you with the truth from Your Lord, so it is better that you believe than to reject the message, whatever is in the Heavens and the Earth belongs to Allah. Allah is All-Knowing, Wise.
4:171 People of The Book, do not go to extremes in your religion; always speak the truth about Allah. The Messiah, Isa son of Maryam, was a noble messenger of Allah, His word, which He blew into Maryam, and a spirit from Him. So believe in Allah and His messengers and talk no more of “three”; it is better that you stop believing this. Allah is the only one God. He is free from such defects, so how can He have a son! Whatever is in the Heavens and the Earth belongs to Him; and Allah is a sufficient Guardian.
4:172 The Messiah would never be ashamed of being called a servant of Allah, nor would the angels near His Throne. Whoever is ashamed of worshipping Him is arrogant, Allah will gather them all.
4:173 Those who believe and do righteous deeds will be repaid in full, and He will grant them an increase from His grace. However, those who are ashamed and arrogant, He will give them a painful punishment and they will find no helper or protector other than Allah.
4:174 People, a clear proof has come to you from your Lord and We have sent down to you a shining light.
4:175 So, those who believe in Allah and hold firmly to their belief in Him, will be kindly treated with His grace, and He will guide them towards Himself along a straight path.
4:176 They ask you for a ruling, say: “Allah instructs about the one who dies without descendants. If a man dies childless, but had a sister, she would inherit half of what he has left and he would be her only heir, if she were to die childless. If the deceased had two sisters, they would inherit between them two-thirds of what he left. However, if the siblings were both male and female, then each male would receive the share of two females.” Allah explains this so that you do not make mistakes. Allah is the Knower of everything.In the name of Allah, the Kind, the Caring


   


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