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

 1. O you who believe! be not forward in the presence of 
 Allah and His Apostle, and be careful of (your duty to) 
 Allah; surely Allah is Hearing, Knowing.

 2. O you who believe! do not raise your voices above the 
 voice of the Prophet, and do not speak loud to him as you 
 speak loud to one another, lest your deeds became null while 
 you do not perceive.

 3. Surely those who lower their voices before Allah's 
 Apostle are they whose hearts Allah has proved for guarding 
 (against evil); they shall have forgiveness and a great 

 4. (As for) those who call out to you from behind the 
 private chambers, surely most of them do not understand.

 5. And if they wait patiently until you come out to them, it 
 would certainly be better for them, and Allah is Forgiving, 

 6. O you who believe! if an evil-doer comes to you with a 
 report, look carefully into it, lest you harm a people in 
 ignorance, then be sorry for what you have done.

 7. And know that among you is Allah's Apostle; should he 
 obey you in many a matter, you would surely fall into 
 distress, but Allah has endeared the faith to you and has 
 made it seemly in your hearts, and He has made hateful to 
 you unbelief and transgression and disobedience; these it is 
 that are the followers of a right way.

 8. By grace from Allah and as a favor; and Allah is Knowing, 

 9. And if two parties of the believers quarrel, make peace 
 between them; but if one of them acts wrongfully towards the 
 other, fight that which acts wrongfully until it returns to 
 Allah's command; then if it returns, make peace between them 
 with justice and act equitably; surely Allah loves those who 
 act equitably.

 10. The believers are but brethren, therefore make peace 
 between your brethren and be careful of (your duty to) Allah 
 that mercy may be had on you.

 11. O you who believe! let not (one) people laugh at 
 (another) people perchance they may be better than they, nor 
 let women (laugh) at (other) women, perchance they may be 
 better than they; and do not find fault with your own people 
 nor call one another by nicknames; evil is a bad name after 
 faith, and whoever does not turn, these it is that are the 

 12. O you who believe! avoid most of suspicion, for surely 
 suspicion in some cases is a sin, and do not spy nor let 
 some of you backbite others. Does one of you like to eat the 
 flesh of his dead brother? But you abhor it; and be careful 
 of (your duty to) Allah, surely Allah is Oft-returning (to 
 mercy), Merciful.

 13. O you men! surely We have created you of a male and a 
 female, and made you tribes and families that you may know 
 each other; surely the most honorable of you with Allah is 
 the one among you most careful (of his duty); surely Allah 
 is Knowing, Aware.

 14. The dwellers of the desert say: We believe. Say: You do 
 not believe but say, We submit; and faith has not yet 
 entered into your hearts; and if you obey Allah and His 
 Apostle, He will not diminish aught of your deeds; surely 
 Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.

 15. The believers are only those who believe in Allah and 
 His Apostle then they doubt not and struggle hard with their 
 wealth and their lives in the way of Allah; they are the 
 truthful ones.

 16. Say: Do you apprise Allah of your religion, and Allah 
 knows what is in the heavens and what is in the earth; and 
 Allah is Cognizant of all things.

 17. They think that they lay you under an obligation by 
 becoming Muslims. Say: Lay me not under obligation by your 
 Islam: rather Allah lays you under an obligation by guiding 
 you to the faith if you are truthful.

 18. Surely Allah knows the unseen things of the heavens and 
 the earth; and Allah sees what you do.