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9:1  This is a declaration of complete vindication on the part of ALLAH and HIS Messenger to the idolaters to whom you had announce a commitment that Islam would triumph in Arabia
9:2  So go about in the land for four months, and know that you cannot frustrate the plan of ALLAH and that ALLAH will humiliate the disbelievers
9:3  And this is a proclamation from ALLAH and HIS Messenger to the people on the day of the Greater Pilgrimage, that ALLAH is clear of idolaters, and so is HIS Messenger. So if you repent, it will be better for you; but if you turn away, then know that you cannot frustrate the plan of ALLAH. And give tidings of a painful punishment to those who disbelieve
9:4  Except those of the disbelievers with whom you have entered into a treaty and who have not subsequently failed you in anything nor aided anyone against you. So fulfill to these the treaty you have made with them till their term. Surely ALLAH loves those that are righteous
9:5  And when the forbidden months have passed, slay the idolaters wherever you find them and take them captive, and beleaguer them, and lie in wait for them at every place of ambush. But if they repent and observe Prayer and pay the Zakat, then leave their way free. Surely, ALLAH is Most Forgiving, Merciful
9:6  And if anyone of the idolaters seeks protection of thee, grant him protection so that he may hear the Word of ALLAH; then convey him to his place of security. That is because they are a people who have no knowledge
9:7  How can there be a treaty for these idolaters with ALLAH and HIS Messenger, Except those with whom you entered into a treaty at the Sacred Mosque? So, as long as they are true to them. Surely ALLAH loves those who fulfill their obligations
9:8  How can it be when, if they prevail against you, they would not observe any tie of kinship or covenant in respect of you. They would please you with their mouths, while their heart repudiate what they say and most of them are perfidious
9:9  They have bartered the Signs of ALLAH for a paltry price and have turned men away from HIS way. Evil indeed is that which they do
9:10  They observe not any tie of kinship or covenant in respect of any believer. And it is they who are transgressors
9:11  But if they repent and observe Prayer and pay the Zakat, then they are your brethren in Faith. And WE explain the Signs for a people who have knowledge
9:12  And if they break their oaths after their covenant, and attack your religion, then fight these leaders of disbelief --surely, they have no regard for their oaths, - that they may desist
9:13  Will you not fight a people who have broken their oaths, and who plotted to turn out the Messenger, and they were the first to commence hostilities against you? Do you fear them? Nay, ALLAH is most worthy that you should fear HIM, if you are believers
9:14  Fight them, that ALLAH may punish them at your hands, and humiliate then, and help you to victory over them, and relieve the minds of a people who believe
9:15  And that HE may remove the anger of their hearts. And ALLAH turns with mercy to whomsoever HE pleases. And ALLAH is All-Knowing, Wise
9:16  Do you think that you would be left in peace, while ALLAH has not yet known those of you who strive in the cause of ALLAH and do not take anyone for an intimate friend besides ALLAH and HIS Messenger and the believers? And ALLAH is well-Aware of what you do
9:17  It is not for the idolaters to maintain the Mosques of ALLAH while they bear witness against themselves to disbelief. It is they whose works shall be vain, and in the Fire shall they abide forever
9:18  He alone can maintain the Mosques of ALLAH who believers in ALLAH, and the Last Day, and observes Prayer, and pays the Zakaat and fears not but ALLAH; so these it is who may be rightly guided
9:19  Do you consider the giving of drink to the pilgrims, and the maintenance of the Scared Mosque as equal to the work of him who believes in ALLAH and the Last Day and strives in the path of ALLAH? They are not at all equal in the sight of ALLAH and ALLAH guides not the unjust people
9:20  Those who believed and left their homes for the sake of God and strove in the cause of ALLAH with their wealth and their lives have the highest rank in the sight of ALLAH. And it is they who shall triumph
9:21  Their Lord gives them glad tidings of mercy from HIM, and of HIS pleasure, and Gardens wherein there shall be lasting bliss for them
9:22  They will abide therein forever. Verily, with ALLAH there is a great reward
9:23  O ye who believe ! take not your fathers and brothers for friends if they prefer disbelieve to faith. And whoso of you takes them for friends, such are the wrongdoers
9:24  Say, if your fathers and sons and your brethren and your wives and your kinsfolk and the wealth you have acquired and the trade whose dullness you fear and the dwellings which you love are dearer to you than ALLAH and HIS Messenger and striving in HIS cause, then wait until ALLAH brings about HIS judgment; and ALLAH guides not the disobedient people
9:25  Surely, ALLAH has helped you on many a battle field and on the day of Hunain, when your great numbers made you proud, but they availed you naught; and the earth, with all its vastness, became straitened for you, and then you turned back retreating
9:26  Then ALLAH sent down HIS peace upon HIS Messenger and upon the believers, and HE sent down host which you did not see, and HE punished those who disbelieved. And this is the reward of the disbelievers
9:27  Then after such punishment ALLAH turns with compassion to whomsoever HE pleases; and ALLAH is Most Forgiving
9:28  O ye who believe ! surely, the idolaters are unclean. So they shall not approach the Sacred Mosque after this year of theirs. And if you fear poverty, ALLAH will enrich you out of HIS bounty, if HE pleases. Surely, ALLAH is All-Knowing, Wise
9:29  Fight those from among the people of the Book, who believe not in ALLAH, nor in the Last Day, nor hold as unlawful what ALLAH and HIS Messenger have declared to be unlawful, nor follow the true religion, until they pay the tax considering it a favour and acknowledge their subjection
9:30  And the Jews say, `Ezra is the son of ALLAH,' and the Christians say, `the Messiah is the son of ALLAH;' that is what they say with their mouths. They only imitate the saying of those who disbelieved before them. ALLAH's curse be on them ! How they are turned away
9:31  They have taken their priest and their monks for lords besides ALLAH. And so have they taken the Messiah, son of Mary. And they were not commanded but to worship the One God. There is no God but HE. Holy is HE far above what they associate with Him
9:32  They seek to extinguish the light of ALLAH with their mouths; but ALLAH refuses but to perfect HIS light, though the disbelievers may resent it
9:33  HE it is Who has sent HIS Messenger with guidance and the religion of truth, that HE may make it prevail over every other religion, even though the idolaters may resent it
9:34  O ye who believe ! surely, many of the priest and the monks devour the wealth of men by false means and turn men away from the way of ALLAH. And those who hoard gold and silver and spend it not in the way of ALLAH - give to them the tidings of a painful punishment
9:35  On the day it shall be made hot in the fire of Hell, and their foreheads and their sides and their backs shall be branded therewith and it shall be said to them: `This is what you hoarded for yourselves; so now taste what you hoard.
9:36  The number of months with ALLAH is twelve months by ALLAH's ordinance since the day when HE created the heavens and the earth. Of these four are sacred. That is the right religion. So wrong not yourselves therein. And fight the idolaters all together; and know that ALLAH is with those who fear HIM
9:37  Surely the postponement of the Sacred Month is an addition to disbelief. Those who disbelieve are led astray thereby. They allow it one year and forbid it another year, that they may agree in the number of the months which ALLAH has made sacred, and thus make lawful what ALLAH has forbidden. The evil of their deeds is made to seem fair to them. And ALLAH guides not the disbelieving people
9:38  O ye who believe; what is the matter with you that, when it is said to you, go forth in the way of ALLAH, you sink down heavily towards the earth? Are you contented with the present life in the preference to the Hereafter? But the enjoyment of the present life is but little compared to the Hereafter
9:39  If you will not go forth to fight in the cause of ALLAH, HE will punish you with a painful punishment, and will chose in your stead a people other than you, and you shall do HIM no harm at all. And ALLAH has full power over all things
9:40  If you help him not, then know that ALLAH helped him even when the disbelievers drove him forth while he was one of the two, when they were both in the Cave, when he said to his Companion, `Grieve not for ALLAH is with us.' Then ALLAH sent down HIS peace on him, and succoured him with hosts which you did not see, and humbled the word of those who disbelieved, and it is the word of ALLAH alone which is supreme. And ALLAH is Mighty, Wise
9:41  Go forth, light or heavy, and strive with your wealth and your lives in the cause of ALLAH. That is best for you, if only you knew
9:42  If it had been an immediate gain and a short journey, they would certainly have followed thee, but the hard journey seem too long to them. Yet they will swear by ALLAH, saying, `If we had been able, we would surely have gone forth with you.' They but ruin their souls; and ALLAH knows that they are liars
9:43  ALLAH remove the ill consequences of thy mistake. Why didst thou permit them to stay behind till it had become clear to thee and thou hadst also known the liars
9:44  Those who believe in ALLAH and the Last Day will not ask leave of thee to be exempted from striving with their wealth and their persons. And ALLAH well knows those who keep their duty to HIM
9:45  Only those will ask leave of thee to be exempted who do not believe in ALLAH and the Last Day, and whose hearts are full of doubt, and in their doubt they waver
9:46  And if they had readily intended to go forth, they would have made some preparations for it; but ALLAH was averse to their marching forth. so HE kept them back, and it was said to them; `keep sitting at home with those who have kept sitting.
9:47  Had they gone forth with you, they would have added to you naught but trouble, and would have hurried to and fro in your midst, seeking to sow discord among you. And there are among you those who would listen to you so as to convey information to them. And ALLAH well knows the wrongdoers
9:48  They sought to stir up sedition even before this, and they devised plots against thee till the truth came and the purpose of ALLAH prevailed, though they did not like it
9:49  And among them is he who says, `Permit me to stay behind and put me not to trial.' Surely, they have already fallen into trial. And surely, Hell shall encompass the disbelievers
9:50  If good befalls thee, it grieves them, but if a misfortune befalls thee, they say, `We had indeed taken our precaution beforehand.' And they turn away rejoicing
9:51  Say, `Nothing shall befall us save that which ALLAH has ordained for us. HE is our Protector. And in ALLAH then should the believers put their trust.
9:52  Say, `You do not await for us aught save one of the two good things, while we wait that ALLAH will afflict you with a punishment either from Himself or at our hands. Wait then, we also are waiting.
9:53  Say, `Spend willingly or unwillingly, it shall not be accepted from you. You are indeed a disobedient people
9:54  And nothing prevents that their contributions should be accepted from them save that they disbelieve in ALLAH and HIS Messenger. And they come not to Prayer except lazily and they spend not in the way of ALLAH but reluctantly
9:55  So let not their wealth nor their children excite thy wonder. ALLAH only intends to punish them therewith in the present life and that their souls may depart while they are disbelievers
9:56  And they swear by ALLAH that they are indeed of you, while they are not of you, but they are a cowardly people
9:57  If they could find a place of refuge, or caves, or even a hole to enter, they would surely turn thereto, rushing in uncontrollable haste
9:58  And among them are those who find fault with thee with respect to the division of alms. If they are given thereof, they are pleased; but if they are not given thereof, behold ! they are indignant
9:59  And if they had been content with what ALLAH and HIS Messenger had given them and had said, `Sufficient for us is ALLAH; ALLAH will give us from HIS bounty, and so will HIS Messenger; to ALLAH do we turn in supplication,' it would have been better for them
9:60  The alms are only for the poor and the needy, and for those employed in connections therewith, and for those whose hearts are to be reconciled, and for the freeing of slaves, and for those in debt, and for the cause of ALLAH, and for the wayfarer - an ordinance from ALLAH. And ALLAH is All-Knowing, Wise
9:61  And among them are those who annoy the Prophet and say, `He is all ear.' Say, `His giving ear to all is for your good; he believes in ALLAH and believes the Faithful, and is a mercy for those of you who believe.' And those who annoy the Messenger of ALLAH shall have a grievous punishment
9:62  They swear by ALLAH to you to please you; but ALLAH with HIS Messenger has greater right that they should please HIM if they are believers
9:63  Do they not know that whoso opposes ALLAH and HIS Messenger, for him is the fire of Hell, wherein he shall abide? That is a great humiliation
9:64  The Hypocrites pretend they fear lest a Surah should be revealed concerning them, informing them of what is in their hearts. Say, `Mock on; surely, ALLAH will bring to light that of which you pretended you were afraid lest it might be disclosed
9:65  And if thou question them, they will most surely say, `We were only talking idly and jesting.' Say, `Was it ALLAH and HIS Signs and HIS Messenger that you mocked at?
9:66  Make ye no excuses. You certainly disbelieved after believing. If WE forgive a party from among you, a party shall WE punish, for they are guilty
9:67  The hypocrites, men and women, are all as one to another. They enjoin evil and forbid good, and withhold their hands from spending for the cause of ALLAH. They forgot ALLAH, So HE has forgotten them. Surely, the hypocrites are the transgressors
9:68  ALLAH promises the hypocrites, men and women, and the disbelievers the fire of Hell, wherein they shall abide. It will suffice them. And ALLAH has cursed them. And they shall have a lasting punishment
9:69  Even as those before you - they were mighty than you in power and had more wealth and children. They enjoyed their lot for a time, so have you enjoyed your lot as those before you enjoyed their lot. And you indulge in idle talk. It is they whose works shall be of no avail in this world and the Hereafter. And it is they who are the losers
9:70  Has not the news reached them of those before them - the people of Noah, and Ad, and Thamud, and the people of Abraham, and the dwellers of Midian, and the cities which were overthrown? Their Messengers came to them with clear Signs. So ALLAH wronged them not, but they wronged themselves
9:71  And the believers, men and women, are friends of another. They enjoined good and forbid evil and observe Prayer and pay the Zakaat and obey ALLAH and HIS Messenger. It is these on whom ALLAH will have mercy. Surely, ALLAH is Mighty and Wise
9:72  ALLAH has promised to believers, men and women, Gardens underneath which rivers flow, wherein they will abide, and delightful dwelling-places in Gardens of Eternity. And the pleasure of ALLAH is the greatest of all. That is the supreme triumph
9:73  O Prophet ! strive hard against the disbelievers and the Hypocrites. And be firm against them. Their abode is Hell, and evil destination it is
9:74  They swear by ALLAH that they said nothing, but they did certainly utter the word of disbelief, and disbelieved after they had embraced Islam. And they designed what they could not attain. And they cherished enmity against believers only because ALLAH and HIS Messenger had enriched them out of HIS bounty. So if they repent, it will be better for them; but if they turn away, ALLAH will punish them with a grievous punishment in this world and the Hereafter, and they shall have neither friend nor helper in the earth
9:75  And among them are those who made a covenant with ALLAH, saying, `If HE give us of HIS bounty, we would most surely give alms and be of the virtuous.
9:76  But when HE gave them out of HIS bounty, they became niggardly of it, and turned away in aversion
9:77  So HE requited them with hypocrisy which shall last in their hearts until the day when they shall meet HIM, because they broke their promise, and because they lied
9:78  Know they not that ALLAH knows their hidden thoughts as well as their secret counsels and that ALLAH knows full well all unseen things
9:79  These hypocrites are those who find fault with such of the believers as give freely in charity and with such as find nothing to give save the earnings of their toil. So they deride them. ALLAH shall punish them for their derision, and for them is a grievous punishment
9:80  Ask thou forgiveness for them, or ask thou not forgiveness for them; even if thou ask forgiveness for them seventy times, ALLAH will never forgive them. That is because they disbelieved in ALLAH and HIS Messenger. And ALLAH guides not the perfidious people
9:81  Those who contrived to be left behind rejoice in their sitting at home behind the Messenger of ALLAH, and were averse to striving with their wealth and their persons in the cause of ALLAH. And they said, `Go not forth in the heat.' Say, `The fire of Hell is more intense in heat.' If only they could understand
9:82  They should laugh little and weep much as a reward for that which they used to earn
9:83  And if ALLAH bring thee back to a party of them, they ask of thee leave to go forth to fight, say then, `You shall never go forth with me, and shall never fight an enemy with me. You chose to sit at home the first time, so sit now with those who remain behind.
9:84  And never pray thou for any of them that dies, nor stand by his grave; for they disbelieved in ALLAH and HIS Messenger and died while they were disobedient
9:85  And let not their riches and their children excite thy wonder; ALLAH only intends to punish them therewith in this world and that their souls may depart while they are disbelievers
9:86  And when a Surah is revealed, enjoining, `Believe in ALLAH and strive in HIS cause in company with HIS Messenger,' men of wealth an affluence among them ask leave of thee and say, `Leave us that we be with those who sit at home
9:87  They prefer to be with the womenfolk, who remain behind at home and their hearts are sealed so that they understand not
9:88  But the Messenger and those who believe in him strive in the cause of ALLAH with their wealth and their persons, and it is they who shall have good things, and it is they who shall prosper
9:89  ALLAH has prepared for them Gardens under which streams flow; therein shall they abide. That is the supreme triumph
9:90  And those, who make excuses from among the desert Arabs, came with the request that exemption might be granted them. And those who lied to ALLAH and HIS Messenger stayed at home. A grievous punishment shall befall those of them who disbelieve
9:91  No blame lies on the weak, nor on the sick, nor on those who find naught to spend, if they are sincere to ALLAH and HIS Messenger. There is no cause of reproach against those who do good deeds; and ALLAH is Most Forging, Merciful
9:92  Nor against those to whom, when they came to thee that thou shouldst furnish them with mounts thou didst say, `I cannot find whereon I can mount you;' they turned back, their eyes overflowing with tears, out of grief that they could not find what they might spend
9:93  The cause of reproach is only against those who ask leave of thee, while they are rich. They are content to be with the womenfolk who remain behind at home. And ALLAH has set a seal upon their hearts so that they know not
9:94  They will make excuses to you when you return to them. Say, `Make no excuses; we shall not believe you. ALLAH has already informed us of the true facts about you. And ALLAH will observe your conduct, and also HIS Messenger; then will you be brought back to HIM Who knows the unseen and the seen, and HE will tell you all that you used to do.
9:95  They will swear to you by ALLAH, when you return to them, that you may leave them alone. So leave them alone. Surely, they are an abomination, and their abode is Hell - a fit recompense for that which they used to do
9:96  They will swear to you that you may be pleased with them. But even if you be pleased with them, ALLAH will not be pleased with the rebellious people
9:97  The Arabs of the desert are the worst in disbelief and hypocrisy, and most apt not to know the ordinances of the Revelation which ALLAH has sent down to HIS Messenger. And ALLAH is All-Knowing, Wise
9:98  And among the Arabs of the desert are those who regard that which they spend in the cause of ALLAH as a compulsory fine and they wait for calamities to befall you. On themselves shall fall an evil calamity. And ALLAH is All-Hearing, All-Knowing
9:99  And among the Arabs of the desert are those who believe in ALLAH and the Last Day, and regard that which they spend as means of bringing them near to ALLAH and of receiving the prayers of the Prophet. Aye ! it is for them certainly a means of bringing them near to ALLAH. ALLAH will soon admit them to HIS mercy. Surely, ALLAH is Most Forgiving, Merciful
9:100  And as for the foremost among the believers, the first of the Emigrants and the Helpers, and those who followed them in the best possible manner, ALLAH is well-pleased with them and they are well-pleased with HIM, and HE has prepared for them Gardens underneath which streams flow. They will abide therein for ever. That is the supreme triumph
9:101  And of the desert Arabs around you some are hypocrites; and of the people of Medina also. They persist in hypocrisy. Thou knowest them not; WE know them. WE will punish them twice; then they shall be given over to a great punishment
9:102  And there are others who confessed their faults. They mixed good works with others that are evil. It may be that ALLAH will turn to them with compassion. Surely, ALLAH is Most Forgiving, Merciful
9:103  Take alms out of their wealth, so that thou mayest cleanse them and purify them thereby. And pray for them; thy prayer indeed is a source of tranquility for them. And ALLAH is All-Knowing
9:104  Know they not that ALLAH is HE Who accepts repentance from HIS servants and take alms, and that ALLAH is HE Who is Oft-Returning with compassion, and is Merciful
9:105  And say, `Go on working and ALLAH will surely watch your conduct and also HIS Messenger and the believers. And you shall be brought back to HIM Who knows the unseen and the seen; the HE will inform you of what you did.
9:106  And there are others whose case has been postponed pending the decree of ALLAH. HE may punish them or HE may turn to them with compassion. And ALLAH is All-Knowing, Wise
9:107  And among the Hypocrites are those who have built a mosque in order to injure Islam and help disbelief and to cause a division among the believers, and to prepare an ambush for him who warred against ALLAH and HIS Messenger before this. And they will surely swear; `We meant nothing but good;' But ALLAH bears witness that they are certainly liars
9:108  Never stand to pray therein. A Mosque founded upon piety from the very first day is surely more worthy that thou shouldst stand to pray therein. In it are men who love to become purified, And ALLAH loves those who purify themselves
9:109  Is he, then, who founded his building on the fear of ALLAH and HIS pleasure better or he who has founded his building on the brink of a tottering water-worn bank which tumbled down with him into the fire of Hell? And ALLAH guides not the wrongdoing people
9:110  This building of theirs, which they have built, will ever continue to be a source of disquiet in their hearts, unless their hearts be cut into pieces. And ALLAH is All-Knowing, Wise
9:111  Surely, ALLAH has purchased of the believers their persons and their property in return for the heavenly Garden they shall have; they fight in the cause of ALLAH, and they slay and are slain - an unfailing promise that HE has made binding on Himself in the Torah, and the Gospel, and the Qur'an. And who is more faithful to his promise than ALLAH? Rejoice, then, in your bargain which you have made with HIM; and that is the mighty triumph
9:112  Those who turn to ALLAH in repentance, who worship HIM, who praise HIM, who go about in the land serving HIM, who bow down to HIM, who prostrate themselves in Prayer, who enjoin good and forbid evil, and who observe the limits set by ALLAH. And give glad tidings to those who believe
9:113  It does not behove the Prophet and those who believe that they should ask of ALLAH forgiveness for the idolaters, even though they may be their kinsmen, after it has become plain to them that they are the companions of Hell
9:114  And Abraham asking forgiveness for his father was only because of a promise he has made to him, but when it became clear to him that he was an enemy of ALLAH, he dissociated himself from him. Surely, Abraham was most tender-hearted and forbearing
9:115  And ALLAH would not cause a people to go astray after HE has guided them, until HE makes clear to them that which they ought to guard against. Surely, ALLAH knows all things well
9:116  Surely, it is ALLAH to Whom belongs the Kingdom of the heavens and the earth. HE gives life and causes death. And you have no friend nor helper besides ALLAH
9:117  ALLAH has certainly turned with mercy to the Prophet and to the Emigrants and the Helpers who followed him in the hour of distress after the hearts of a party of them had almost swerved from duty. HE again turned to them with mercy. Surely, HE is to them Compassionate, Merciful
9:118  And HE has turned with mercy to the three who happened to be left behind until when the earth became too strait for them with all its vastness, and their souls were also straitened for them, and they became convinced that there was no refuge from ALLAH save unto Himself, then HE turned to them with mercy that they might turn to HIM. Surely it is ALLAH who is Oft-Returning with compassion and is Merciful
9:119  O ye who believe ! fear ALLAH and be with the truthful
9:120  It was not proper for the people of Medina and those around them from among the Arabs of the desert that they should have remained behind the Messenger of ALLAH or that they should have preferred their own lives to his. That is because there afflicts them neither thirst nor fatigue nor hunger in the way of ALLAH, nor do they tread a track which enrages the disbelievers, nor do they gain an advantage over the enemy but there is written down for them a good work on account of it. Surely, ALLAH suffers not the reward of those who do good, to be lost
9:121  And they spend not any sum, small or great, nor do they traverse a valley, but it is written down for them, among their good works, that ALLAH may give them the best reward for what they did
9:122  It is not possible for the believers to go forth all together. Why, then, does not a party from every section of them go forth that they may become well-versed in religion, and that they may warn their people when they return to them, so that they may guard against evil
9:123  O ye who believe ! fight such of the disbelievers as are near to you and let them find hardness in you; and know that ALLAH is with the righteous
9:124  And whenever a Surah is sent down, there are some of them who say; `Which of you has this Surah increased in faith?' But as to those who believe, it increases their faith and they rejoice
9:125  But as for those in whose hearts is a disease, it adds further uncleanness to their present uncleanness and they die while they are disbelievers
9:126  Do they not see that they are tried every year once or twice? Yet they do not repent, nor do they take heed
9:127  And whenever a Surah is sent down, they look at one another, saying, `Does anyone see you?' Then they turn away. ALLAH has turned away their hearts because they are a people who would not understand
9:128  Surely, a Messenger has come unto you from among yourselves; grievous to him is it that you should fall into trouble; he is ardently desirous of your welfare; and to the believers he is specially compassionate and merciful
9:129  But if they turn away, say, `ALLAH is sufficient for me. There is no god but HE. In HIM do I put my trust, and HE is the Lord of the Mighty Throne.