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047 Muhammad

 In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.

 1. (As for) those who disbelieve and turn away from Allah's 
 way, He shall render their works ineffective.

 2. And (as for) those who believe and do good, and believe 
 in what has been revealed to Muhammad, and it is the very 
 truth from their Lord, He will remove their evil from them 
 and improve their condition.

 3. That is because those who disbelieve follow falsehood, 
 and have given them their dowries, taking (them) in 
 marriage, not fornicating nor taking them for paramours in 
 secret; and whoever denies faith, his work indeed is of no 
 account, and in the hereafter he shall be one of the losers. 

 6. O you who believe! when you rise up to prayer, wash your 
 faces and your hands as far as the elbows, and wipe your 
 heads and-- those who believe follow the truth from their 
 Lord; thus does Allah set forth to men their examples.

 4. So when you meet in battle those who disbelieve, then 
 smite the necks until when you have overcome them, then make 
 (them) prisoners, and afterwards either set them free as a 
 favor or let them ransom (themselves) until the war 
 terminates. That (shall be so); and if Allah had pleased He 
 would certainly have exacted what is due from them, but that 
 He may try some of you by means of others; and (as for) 
 those who are slain in the way of Allah, He will by no means 
 allow their deeds to perish.

 5. He will guide them and improve their condition.

 6. And cause them to enter the garden which He has made 
 known to them.

 7. O you who believe ! if you help (the cause of) Allah, He 
 will help you and make firm your feet.

 8. And (as for) those who disbelieve, for them is 
 destruction and He has made their deeds ineffective.

 9. That is because they hated what Allah revealed, so He 
 rendered their deeds null.

 10. Have they not then journeyed in the land and seen how 
 was the end of those before them: Allah brought down 
 destruction upon them, and the unbelievers shall have the 
 like of it.

 11. That is because Allah is the Protector of those who 
 believe, and because the unbelievers shall have no protector 
 for them.

 12. Surely Allah will make those who believe and do good 
 enter gardens beneath which rivers flow; and those who 
 disbelieve enjoy themselves and eat as the beasts eat, and 
 the fire is their abode.

 13. And how many a town which was far more powerful than the 
 town of yours which has driven you out: We destroyed them so 
 there was no helper for them.

 14. What! is he who has a clear argument from his Lord like 
 him to whom the evil of his work is made fairseeming: and 
 they follow their low desires.

 15. A parable of the garden which those guarding (against 
 evil) are promised: Therein are rivers of water that does 
 not alter, and rivers of milk the taste whereof does not 
 change, and rivers of drink delicious to those who drink, 
 and rivers of honey clarified and for them therein are all 
 fruits and protection from their Lord. (Are these) like 
 those who abide in the fire and who are made to drink 
 boiling water so it rends their bowels asunder.

 16. And there are those of them who seek to listen to you, 
 until when they go forth from you, they say to those who 
 have been given the knowledge: What was it that he said just 
 now? These are they upon whose hearts Allah has set a seal 
 and they follow their low desires.

 17. And (as for) those who follow the right direction, He 
 increases them in guidance and gives them their guarding 
 (against evil).

 18. Do they then wait for aught but the hour that it should 
 come to them all of a sudden? Now indeed the tokens of it 
 have (already) come, but how shall they have their reminder 
 when it comes on them?

 19. So know that there is no god but Allah, and, ask 
 protection for your fault and for the believing men and the 
 believing women; and Allah knows the place of your returning 
 and the place of your abiding.

 20. And those who believe say: Why has not a chapter been 
 revealed? But when a decisive chapter is revealed, and 
 fighting is mentioned therein you see those in whose hearts 
 is a disease look to you with the look of one fainting 
 because of death. Woe to them then!

 21. Obedience and a gentle word (was proper); but when the 
 affair becomes settled, then if they remain true to Allah it 
 would certainly be better for them.

 22. But if you held command, you were sure to make mischief 
 in the land and cut off the ties of kinship!

 23. Those it is whom Allah has cursed so He has made them 
 deaf and blinded their eyes.

 24. Do they not then reflect on the Quran? Nay, on the 
 hearts there are locks.

 25. Surely (as for) those who return on their backs after 
 that guidance has become manifest to them, the Shaitan has 
 made it a light matter to them; and He gives them respite.

 26. That is because they say to those who hate what Allah 
 has revealed: We will obey you in some of the affairs; and 
 Allah knows their secrets.

 27. But how will it be when the angels cause them to die 
 smiting their backs.

 28. That is because they follow what is displeasing to Allah 
 and are averse to His pleasure, therefore He has made null 
 their deeds.

 29. Or do those in whose hearts is a disease think that 
 Allah will not bring forth their spite?

 30. And if We please We would have made you know them so 
 that you would certainly have recognized them by their marks 
 and most certainly you can recognize them by the intent of 
 (their) speech; and Allah knows your deeds.

 31. And most certainly We will try you until We have known 
 those among you who exert themselves hard, and the patient, 
 and made your case manifest.

 32. Surely those who disbelieve and turn away from Allah's 
 way and oppose the Apostle after that guidance has become 
 clear to them cannot harm Allah in any way, and He will make 
 null their deeds.

 33. O you who believe! obey Allah and obey the Apostle, and 
 do not make your deeds of no effect.

 34. Surely those who disbelieve and turn away from Allah's 
 way, then they die while they are unbelievers, Allah will by 
 no means forgive them.

 35. And be not slack so as to cry for peace and you have the 
 upper hand, and Allah is with you, and He will not bring 
 your deeds to naught.

 36. The life of this world is only idle sport and play, and 
 if you believe and guard (against evil) He will give you 
 your rewards, and will not ask of you your possessions.

 37. If He should ask you for it and urge you, you will be 
 niggardly, and He will bring forth your malice.

 38. Behold! you are those who are called upon to spend in 
 Allah's way, but among you are those who are niggardly, and 
 whoever is niggardly is niggardly against his own soul; and 
 Allah is Self-sufficient and you have need (of Him), and if 
 you turn back He will bring in your place another people, 
 then they will not be like you.