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#4. Nisaa
In the name of Allah Most Gracious Most Merciful


1. O mankind! reverence your Guardian-Lord Who created you from a
single person created of like nature his mate and from them twain
scattered (like seeds) countless men and women; reverence Allah
through Whom ye demand your mutual (rights) and (reverence) the
wombs (that bore you): for Allah ever watches over you

2. To orphans restore their property (when they reach their age)
nor substitute (your) worthless things for (their) good ones; and
devour not their substance (by mixing it up) with your own. For
this is indeed a great sin

3. If ye fear that ye shall not be able to deal justly with the
orphans marry women of your choice two or three or four; but if
ye fear that ye shall not be able to deal justly (with them) then
only one or (a captive) that your right hands possess. That will
be more suitable to prevent you from doing injustice

4. And give the women (on marriage) their dower as a free gift;
but if they of their own good pleasure remit any part of it to
you take it and enjoy it with right good cheer

5. To those weak of understanding make not over your property
which Allah hath made a means of support for you but feed and
clothe them therewith and speak to them words of kindness and
justice

6. Make trial of orphans until they reach the age of marriage; if
then ye find sound judgment in them release their property to
them; but consume it not wastefully nor in haste against their
growing up. If the guardian is well-off let him claim no
remuneration but if he is poor let him have for himself what is
just and reasonable. When ye release their property to them take
witnesses in their presence: but all-sufficient is Allah in
taking account

7. From what is left by parents and those nearest related there
is a share for men and a share for women whether the property be
small or large a determinate share

8. But if at the time of division other relatives of orphans or
poor are present feed them out of the (property) and speak to
them words of kindness and justice

9. Let those (disposing of an estate) have the same fear in their
minds as they would have for their own if they had left a
helpless family behind: let them fear Allah and speak words of
appropriate (comfort)

10. Those who unjustly eat up the property of orphans eat up a
fire into their: own bodies: they will soon be enduring a blazing
fire!

11. Allah (thus) directs you as regards your children's
(inheritance): to the male a portion equal to that of two
females: if only daughters two or more their share is two-thirds
of the inheritance; if only one her share is a half. For parents
a sixth share of the inheritance to each if the deceased left
children; if no children and the parents are the (only) heirs the
mother has a third; if the deceased left brothers (or sisters)
the mother has a sixth. (The distribution in all cases is) after
the payment of legacies and debts. Ye know not whether your
parents or your children are nearest to you in benefit. These are
settled portions ordained by Allah and Allah is All-Knowing
All-Wise

12. In what your wives leave your share is a half if they leave
no child; but if they leave a child ye get a fourth; after
payment of legacies and debts. In what ye leave their share is a
fourth if ye leave no child; but if ye leave a child they get an
eighth; after payment of legacies and debts. If the man or woman
whose inheritance is in question has left neither ascendants nor
descendants but has left a brother or a sister each one of the
two gets a sixth; but if more than two they share in a third;
after payment of legacies and debts; so that no loss is caused
(to anyone). Thus is it ordained by Allah and Allah is
All-Knowing Most Forbearing
13. Those are limits set by Allah: those who obey Allah and His
Apostle will be admitted to Gardens with rivers flowing beneath
to abide therein (for ever) and that will be the Supreme
achievement
14. But those who disobey Allah and His Apostle and transgress
His limits will be admitted to a fire to abide therein: and they
shall have a humiliating punishment
15. If any of your women are guilty of lewdness take the evidence
of four (reliable) witnesses from amongst you against them; and
if they testify confine them to houses until death do claim them
or Allah ordain for them some (other) way
16. If two men among you are guilty of lewdness punish them both.
If they repent and amend leave them alone; for Allah is
Oft-returning Most Merciful
17. Allah accepts the repentance of those who do evil in
ignorance and repent soon afterwards; to them will Allah turn in
mercy; for Allah is full of knowledge and wisdom.
18. Of no effect is the repentance of those who continue to do
evil until death faces one of them and he says "Now have I
repented indeed"; nor of those who die rejecting faith: for them
have We prepared a punishment most grievous
19. O ye who believe! ye are forbidden to inherit women against
their will. Nor should ye treat them with harshness that ye may
take away part of the dower ye have given them except where they
have been guilty of open lewdness; on the contrary live with them
on a footing of kindness and equity. If ye take a dislike to them
it may be that ye dislike a thing; and Allah brings about through
it a great deal of good
20. But if ye decide to take one wife in place of another even if
ye had given the latter a whole treasure for dower take not the
least bit of it back: would ye take it by slander and a manifest
wrong?
21. And how could ye take it when ye have gone in unto each other
and they have taken from you a solemn covenant?
22. And marry not women whom your fathers married except what is
past: it was shameful and odious an abominable custom indeed
23. Prohibited to you (for marriage) are: your mother daughters
sisters father's sisters mother's sisters; brother's daughters
sister's daughters foster-mothers (who gave you suck)
foster-sisters; your wives' mothers; your step-daughters under
your guardianship born of your wives to whom ye have gone in no
prohibition if ye have not gone in; (those who have been) wives
of your sons proceeding from your loins; and two sisters in
wedlock at one and the same time except for what is past; for
Allah is Oft-Forgiving Most Merciful
24. Also (prohibited are) women already married except those whom
your right hands possess. Thus hath Allah ordained (prohibitions)
against you: except for these all others are lawful provided ye
seek (them in marriage) with gifts from your property desiring
chastity not lust. Seeing that ye derive benefit from them give
them their dowers (at least) as prescribed; but if after a dower
is prescribed ye agree mutually (to vary it) there is no blame on
you and Allah is All- Knowing All-Wise
25. If any of you have not the means wherewith to wed free
believing women they may wed believing girls from among those
whom your right hands possess: and Allah hath full knowledge
about your faith. Ye are one from another: wed them with the
leave of their owners and give them their dowers according to
what is reasonable: they should be chaste not lustful nor taking
paramours: when they are taken in wedlock if they fall into shame
their punishment is half that for free women. This (permission)
is for those among you who fear sin; but it is better for you
that ye practice self-restraint: and Allah is Oft-forgiving Most
Merciful.
26. Allah doth wish to make clear to you and to show you the
ordinances of those before you; and (He doth wish to) turn to you
(in Mercy): and Allah is All-Knowing All-Wise
27. Allah doth wish to turn to you but the wish of those who
follow their lusts is that ye should turn away (from Him) far far
away
28. Allah doth wish to lighten your (difficulties): for man was
created weak (in flesh)
29. O ye who believe! eat not up your property among yourselves
in vanities: but let there be amongst you traffic and trade by
mutual good-will: nor kill (or destroy) yourselves: for verily
Allah hath been to you Most Merciful
30. If any do that in rancor and injustice soon shall We cast
them into the fire: and easy it is for Allah
31. If ye (but) eschew the most heinous of the things which ye
are forbidden to do We shall expel out of you all the evil in you
and admit you to a Gate of great honor
32. And in no wise covet those things in which Allah hath
bestowed his gifts more freely on some of you than on others: to
men is allotted what they earn and to women what they earn: but
ask Allah of His bounty: for Allah hath full knowledge of all
things
33. To (benefit) everyone We have appointed sharers and heirs to
property left by parents and relatives. To those also to whom
your right hand was pledged give their due portion: for truly
Allah is Witness to all things
34. Men are the protectors and maintainers of women because Allah
has given the one more (strength) than the other and because they
support them from their means. Therefore the righteous women are
devoutly obedient and guard in (the husband's) absence what Allah
would have them guard. As to those women on whose part ye fear
disloyalty and ill-conduct admonish them (first) (next) refuse to
share their beds (and last) beat them (lightly); but if they
return to obedience seek not against them means (of annoyance):
for Allah is Most High Great (above you all)
35. If ye fear a breach between them twain appoint (two) arbiters
one from his family and the other from hers; if they wish for
peace Allah will cause their reconciliation: for Allah hath full
knowledge and is acquainted with all things
36. Serve Allah and join not any partners with Him: and do good
to parents kinsfolk orphans those in need neighbors who are near
neighbors who are strangers the companion by your side the
way-farer (ye meet) and what your right hands possess: for Allah
loveth not the arrogant the vainglorious;
37. (Nor) those who are niggardly or enjoin niggardliness on
others or hide the bounties which Allah hath bestowed on them;
for We have prepared for those who resist faith a punishment that
steeps them in contempt
38. (Nor) those who spend of their substance to be seen of men
but have no faith in Allah and the Last Day: if any take the Evil
One for their intimate what a dreadful intimate he is!
39. And what burden were it on them if they had faith in Allah
and in the Last Day and they spent out of what Allah hath given
them for sustenance? For Allah hath full Knowledge of them
40. Allah is never unjust in the least degree: if there is any
good (done) He doubleth it and giveth from His own presence a
great reward
41. How then if We brought from each people a witness and We
brought thee as witness against these people!
42. On that day those who reject faith and disobey the Apostle
will wish that the earth were made one with them: but never will
they hide a single fact from Allah!
43. O ye who believe! approach not prayers with a mind befogged
until ye can understand all that ye say nor in a state of
ceremonial impurity (except when travelling on the road) until
after washing your whole body if ye are ill or on a journey or
one of you cometh from offices of nature or ye have been in
contact with women and ye find no water then take for yourselves
clean sand or earth and rub therewith your faces and hands. For
Allah doth blot out sins and forgive again and again
44. Hast thou not turned thy vision to those who were given a
portion of the Book? They traffic in error and wish that ye
should lose the right path.
45. But Allah hath full knowledge of your enemies: Allah is
enough for a protector and Allah is enough for a Helper
46. Of the Jews there are those who displace words from their
(right) places and say: "We hear and we disobey"; and "Hear what
is not heard": and "Ra`ina"; with a twist of their tongues and a
slander to faith. If only they had said: "We hear and we obey";
and "Do hear"; and "Do look at us": it would have been better for
them and more proper; but Allah hath cursed them for their
unbelief; and but few of them will believe
47. O ye people of the Book! believe in what We have (now)
revealed confirming what was (already) with you before We change
the face and fame of some (of you) beyond all recognition and
turn them hindwards or curse them as We cursed the
Sabbath-breakers: for the decision of Allah must be carried
out
48. Allah forgiveth not that partners should be set up with him;
but He forgiveth anything else to whom He pleaseth; to set up
partners with Allah is to devise a sin most heinous indeed
49. Hast thou not turned thy vision to those who claim sanctity
for themselves? Nay but Allah doth sanctify whom He pleaseth but
never will they fail to receive justice in the least little thing
50. Behold! how they invent a lie against Allah! but that by
itself is a manifest sin!
51. Hast thou not turned thy vision to those who were given a
portion of the Book? They believe in sorcery and evil and say to
the unbelievers that they are better guided in the (right) way
than the believers!
52. They are (men) whom Allah hath cursed: and those whom Allah
hath cursed thou wilt find have no one to help
53. Have they a share in dominion or power? Behold they give not
a farthing to their fellow-men!
54. Or do they envy mankind for what Allah hath given them of His
bounty? But We had already given the people of Abraham the Book
and Wisdom and conferred upon them a great kingdom
55. Some of them believed and some of them averted their faces
from him: and enough is hell for a burning fire
56. Those who reject Our Signs We shall soon cast into the fire:
as often as their skins are roasted through We shall change them
for fresh skins that they may taste the penalty: for Allah is
Exalted in Power Wise
57. But those who believe and do deeds of righteousness We shall
soon admit to gardens with rivers flowing beneath their eternal
home: therein shall they have companions pure and holy: We shall
admit them to shades cool and ever deepening
58. Allah doth command you to render back your trusts to those to
whom they are due; and when ye judge between man and man that ye
judge with justice: verily how excellent is the teaching which He
giveth you! for Allah is He who heareth and seeth all things
59. O ye who believe! obey Allah and obey the Apostle and those
charged with authority among you. If ye differ in anything among
yourselves refer it to Allah and His Apostle if ye do believe in
Allah and the Last Day: that is best and most suitable for final
determination
60. Hast thou not turned thy vision to those who declare that
they believe in the revelations that have come to thee and to
those before thee? Their (real) wish is to resort together for
judgment (in their disputes) to the Evil One though they were
ordered to reject him. But Satan's wish is to lead them astray
far away (from the Right)
61. When it is said to them: "Come to what Allah hath revealed
and to the Apostle": thou seest the Hypocrites avert their faces
from thee in disgust
62. How then when they are seized by misfortune because of the
deeds which their hands have sent forth? Then they come to thee
swearing by Allah: "We meant no more than good-will and
conciliation!
63. Those men Allah knows what is in their hearts; so keep clear
of them but admonish them and speak to them a word to reach their
very souls
64. We sent not an Apostle but to be obeyed in accordance with
the will of Allah. If they had only when they were unjust to
themselves come unto thee and asked Allah's forgiveness and the
Apostle had asked forgiveness for them they would have found
Allah indeed Oft-Returning most Merciful
65. But no by thy Lord they can have no (real) Faith until they
make thee judge in all disputes between them and find in their
souls no resistance against thy decisions but accept them with
the fullest conviction
66. If We had ordered them to sacrifice their lives or to leave
their homes very few of them would have done it: but if they had
done what they were (actually) told it would have been best for
them and would have gone farthest to strengthen their (faith)
67. And We should then have given them from Our Presence a great
reward
68. And We should have shown them the Straight Way
69. All who obey Allah and the Apostle are in the company of
those on whom is the Grace of Allah of the Prophets (who teach)
the sincere (lovers of truth) the witnesses (who testify) and the
righteous (who do good): ah! what a beautiful fellowship!
70. Such is the Bounty from Allah: and sufficient is it that
Allah knoweth all
71. O ye who believe! take your precautions and either go forth
in parties orgo forth all together
72. There are certainly among you men who would tarry behind: if
a misfortune befalls you. They say: "Allah did favor us in that
we were not present among them."
73. But if good fortune comes to you from Allah they would be
sure to say as if there had never been ties of affection between
you and them "Oh! I wish I had been with them; a fine thing
should I then have made of it!"
74. Let those fight in the cause of Allah who sell the life of
this world for the Hereafter to him who fighteth in the cause of
Allah whether he is slain or gets victory soon shall We give him
a reward of great (value)
75. And why should ye not fight in the cause of Allah and of
those who being weak are ill-treated (and oppressed)? Men women
and children whose cry is: "Our Lord! rescue us from this town
whose people are oppressors; and raise for us from Thee one who
will protect; and raise for us from Thee one who will help!."
76. Those who believe fight in the cause of Allah and those who
reject faith fight in the cause of evil: so fight ye against the
friends of Satan: feeble indeed is the cunning of Satan
77. Hast thou not turned thy vision to those who were told to
hold back their hands (form fight) but establish regular prayers
and spend in regular charity? When (at length) the order for
fighting was issued to them behold! a section of them feared men
as or even more than they should have feared Allah: they say:
"Our Lord! why hast Thou ordered us to fight? Wouldst Thou not
grant us respite to our (natural) term near (enough)?" Say:
"Short is the enjoyment of this world: the Hereafter is the best
for those who do right: never will ye be dealt with unjustly
inthe very least!
78. "Wherever ye are death will find you out even if ye are in
towers built up strong and high!" If some good befalls them they
say "This is from Allah"; but if evil they say "this is from
thee" (O Prophet). "Say: "All things are from Allah. But what
hath come to these people that they fail to understand a single
fact?
79. Whatever good (O man!) happens to thee is from Allah; but
whatever evil happens to thee is from thy (own) soul. And We have
sent thee as an Apostle to (instruct) mankind: and enough is
Allah for a witness
80. He who obeys the Apostle obeys Allah: but if any turn away We
have not sent thee to watch over their (evil deeds)
81. They have "Obedience" on their lips; but when they leave thee
a section of them meditate all night on things very different
from what thou tellest them but Allah records their nightly
(plots): so keep clear of them and put thy trust in Allah; and
enough is Allah as a Disposer of affairs
82. Do they not consider the Qur'an (with care)? Had it been from
other than Allah they would surely have found therein much
discrepancy
83. When there comes to them some matter touching (public) safety
or fear they divulge it. If they had only referred it to the
Apostle or to those charged with authority among them the proper
investigators would have tested it from them (direct). Were it
not for the Grace and Mercy of Allah unto you all but a few of
you would have fallen into the clutches of Satan
84. Then fight in Allah's cause thou art held responsible only
for thyself and rouse the believers. It may be that Allah will
restrain the fury of the unbelievers: for Allah is the strongest
in might and in punishment
85. Whoever recommends and helps a good cause becomes a partner
therein: and whoever recommends and helps an evil cause shares in
its burden: and Allah hath power over all things
86. When a (courteous) greeting is offered you meet it with a
greeting still more courteous (at least) of equal courtesy. Allah
takes careful account of all things
87. Allah! there is no god but He: of a surety He will gather you
together against the Day of Judgment about which there is no
doubt. And whose word can be truer than Allah's.
88. Why should ye be divided into two parties about the
hypocrites? Allah hath upset them for their (evil) deeds. Would
ye guide those whom Allah hath thrown out of the way? For those
whom Allah hath thrown out of the way never shalt thou find the
way
89. They but wish that ye should reject faith as they do and thus
be on the same footing (as they): but take not friends from their
ranks until they flee in the way of Allah (from what is
forbidden). But if they turn renegades seize them and slay them
wherever ye find them? and (in any case) take no friends or
helpers from their ranks
90. Except those who join a group between whom and you there is a
treaty (of peace) or those who approach you with hearts
restraining them from fighting you as well as fighting their own
people. If Allah had pleased He could have given them power over
you and they would have fought you: therefore if they withdraw
from you but fight you not and (instead) send you (guarantees of)
peace then Allah hath opened no way for you (to war against them)
91. Others you will find that wish to gain your confidence as
well as that of their people: every time they are sent back to
temptation they succumb thereto: if they withdraw not from you
nor give you (guarantees) of peace besides restraining their
hands seize them and slay them. Wherever ye get them: in their
case We have provided you with a clear argument against them
92. Never should a believer kill a believer; but (if it so
happens) by mistake (compensation is due): if one (so) kills a
believer it is ordained that he should free a believing slave and
pay compensation to the deceased's family unless they remit it
freely. If the deceased belonged to a people at war with you and
he was a believer the freeing of a believing slave (is enough).
If he belonged to a people with whom ye have a treaty of mutual
alliance compensation should be paid to his family and a
believing slave be freed. For those who find this beyond their
means (is prescribed) a fast for two months running: by way of
repentance to Allah: for Allah hath all knowledge and all wisdom
93. If a man kills a believer intentionally his recompense is
Hell to abide therein (for ever): and the wrath and the curse of
Allah are upon him and a dreadful penalty is prepared for him
94. O ye who believe! when ye go abroad in the cause of Allah
investigate carefully and say not to anyone who offers you a
salutation: "Thou art none of a believer!" Coveting the
perishable goods of this life: with Allah are profits and spoils
abundant. Even thus were ye yourselves before till Allah
conferred on you His favors: therefore carefully investigate for
Allah is well aware of all that ye do
95. Not equal are those believers who sit (at home) and receive
no hurt and those who strive and fight in the cause of Allah with
their goods and their persons. Allah hath granted a grade higher
to those who strive and fight with their goods and persons than
to those who sit (at home): unto all (in faith) hath Allah
promised good: but those who strive and fight hath He
distinguished above those who sit (at home) by a special reward
96. Ranks specially bestowed by Him and Forgiveness and Mercy.
For Allah is Oft-Forgiving Most Merciful
97. When angels take the souls of those who die in sin against
their souls they say: "In what (plight) were ye?" They reply:
"Weak and oppressed were we in the earth." They say: "Was not the
earth of Allah spacious enough for you to move yourselves away
(from evil)?" Such men will find their abode in Hell what an
evil refuge!
98. Except those who are (really) weak and oppressed men women
and children who have no means in their power nor (a guide-post)
to direct their way
99. For these there is hope that Allah will forgive: for Allah
doth blot out (sins) and forgive again and again
100. He who forsakes his home in the cause of Allah finds in the
earth many a refuge wide and spacious: should he die as a refugee
from home for Allah and his Apostle his reward becomes due and
sure with Allah: and Allah is Oft-Forgiving Most Merciful
101. When ye travel through the earth there is no blame on you if
ye shorten your prayers for fear the unbelievers may attack you:
for the unbelievers are unto you open enemies
102. When thou (O Apostle) art with them and standest to lead
them in prayer let one party of them stand up (in prayer) with
thee taking their arms with them: when they finish their
prostrations let them take their positions in the rear and let
the other party come up which hath not yet prayed and let them
pray with thee taking all precautions and bearing arms: the
unbelievers wish if ye were negligent of your arms and your
baggage to assault you in a single rush but there is no blame on
you if ye put away your arms because of the inconvenience of rain
or because ye are ill; but take (every) precaution for
yourselves. For the unbelievers Allah hath prepared a humiliating
punishment
103. When ye pass (congregational) prayers celebrate Allah's
praises standing sitting down or lying down on your sides; but
when ye are free from danger set up regular prayers: for such
prayers are enjoined on believers at stated times
104. And slacken not in following up the enemy: if ye are
suffering hardships hey are suffering similar hardships; but ye
have hope from Allah while they have none. And Allah is full of
knowledge and wisdom
105. We have sent down to thee the Book in truth that thou
mightest judge between men as guided by Allah: so be not (used)
as an advocate by those who betray their trust
106. But seek the forgiveness of Allah; for Allah is
Oft-Forgiving Most Merciful
107. Contend not on behalf of such as betray their own souls: for
Allah loveth not one given to perfidy and crime
108. They may hide (their crimes) from men but they cannot hide
(them) from Allah seeing that He is in their midst when they plot
by night in words that He cannot approve: and Allah doth compass
round all that they do
109. Ah! these are the sort of men on whose behalf ye may contend
in this world; but who will contend with Allah on their behalf on
the Day of Judgment or who will carry their affairs through?
110. If anyone does evil or wrongs his own soul but afterwards
seeks Allah's forgiveness he will find Allah Oft-Forgiving Most
Merciful
111. And if anyone earns sin he earns it against his own soul:
for Allah is full of knowledge and wisdom
112. But if anyone earns a fault or a sin and throws it on to one
that is innocent He carries (on himself) (both) a falsehood and a
flagrant sin
113. But for the Grace of Allah to thee and His Mercy a party of
them would certainly have plotted to lead thee astray. But (in
fact) they will only lead their own souls astray and to thee they
can do no harm in the least. For Allah hath sent down to thee the
Book and wisdom and taught thee what thou knewest not (before);
and great is the grace of Allah unto thee
114. In most of their secret talks there is no good: but if one
exhorts to a deed of charity or justice or conciliation between
men (secrecy is permissible): to him who does this seeking the
good pleasure of Allah We shall soon give a reward of the highest
(value)
115. If anyone contends with the Apostle even after guidance has
been plainly conveyed to him and follows a path other than that
becoming to men of faith We shall leave him in the path he has
chosen and land him in Hell what an evil refuge?
116. Allah forgiveth not (the sin of) joining other gods with
Him: but He forgiveth whom He pleaseth other sins than this: one
who joins other godsa with Allah hath strayed far far away (from
the right)
117. (The pagans) leaving Him call but upon female deities: they
call but upon Satan the persistent rebel!
118. Allah did curse him but he said: "I will take of Thy
servants a portion marked off
119. "I will mislead them and I will create in them false
desires; I will order them to slit the ears of cattle and to
deface the (fair) nature created by Allah." Whoever forsaking
Allah takes Satan for a friend hathd of a surety suffered a loss
that is manifest
120. Satan makes them promises and creates in them false desires;
but Satan's promises are nothing but deception
121. They (his dupes) will have their dwelling in hell and from
it they will find no way of escape
122. But those who believe and do deeds of righteousness We shall
soon admit them to gardens with rivers flowing beneath to dwell
therein for ever. Allah's promise is the truth and whose word can
be truer than Allah's?
123. Not your desires nor those of the people of the Book (can
prevail) whoever works evil will be requited accordingly. Nor
will he find besides Allah any protector or helper
124. If any do deeds of righteousness be they male or female and
have faith they will enter heaven and not the least injustice
will be done to them
125. Who can be better in religion than one who submits his whole
self to Allah does good and follows the way of Abraham the true
in faith? For Allah did take Abraham for a friend
126. But to Allah belong all things in the heavens and on earth:
and He it is that encompasseth all things
127. They ask thy instruction concerning the women. Say: Allah
doth instruct you about them: and (remember) what hath been
rehearsed unto you in the Book concerning the orphans of women to
whom ye give not the portions prescribed and yet whom ye desire
to marry as also concerning the children who are weak and
oppressed: that ye stand firm for justice to orphans. There is
not a good deed which ye do but Allah is well-acquainted
therewith
128. If a wife fears cruelty or desertion on her husband's part
there is no blame on them if they arrange an amicable settlement
between themselves; and such settlement is best; even though
men's souls are swayed by greed. But if ye do good and practice
self-restraint Allah is well-acquainted with all that ye do
129. Ye are never able to be fair and just as between women even
if it is your ardent desire: but turn not away (from a woman)
altogether so as to leaven her (as it were) hanging (in the air).
If ye come to a friendly understanding and practice
self-restraint Allah is Oft- Forgiving Most Merciful
130. But if they disagree (and must part) Allah will provide
abundance for all from His all-reaching bounty: for Allah is He
that careth for all and is Wise
131. To Allah belong all things in the heavens and on earth.
Verily We have directed the people of the Book before you and you
(O Muslims) to fear Allah. But if ye deny Him lo! unto Allah
belong all things in the heavens and on earth and Allah is free
of all wants worthy of all praise.
132. Yea unto Allah belong all things in the heavens and on earth
and enough is Allah to carry through all affairs
133. If it were His will He could destroy you O mankind and
create another race: for He hath power this to do
134. If anyone desires a reward in this life in Allah's (gift) is
the reward (both) of this life and of the Hereafter: for Allah is
He that heareth and seeth (all things)
135. O ye who believe! stand out firmly for justice as witnesses
to Allah event as against yourselves or your parents or your kin
and whether it be (against) rich or poor: for Allah can best
protect both. Follow not the lusts (of your hearts) lest ye
swerve and if ye distort (justice) or decline to do justice
verily Allah is well-acquainted with all that ye do
136. O ye who believe! believe in Allah and his Apostle and the
scripture which He hath sent to His Apostle and the scripture
which He sent to those before (him). And who denieth Allah His
angels His Books His Apostles and the Day of Judgment hath gone

far far astray
137. Those who believe then reject faith then believe (again) and
(again reject faith and go on increasing in unbelief Allah will
not forgive them nor guide them on the way
138. To the hypocrites give the glad tidings that there is for
them (but) a grievous penalty
139. Yea to those who take for friends unbelievers rather than
believers: is it honor they seek among them? Nay all honor is
with Allah
140. Already has He sent you word in the Book that when ye hear
the signs of Allah held in defiance and ridicule ye are not to
sit with them unless they turn to a different theme: if ye did ye
would be like them. For Allah will collect the Hypocrites and
those who defy faith all in hell

141. (These are) the ones who wait and watch about you: if ye do
gain a victory from Allah they say: "Were we not with you?" But
if the unbelievers gain a success they say (to them): "Did we not
gain an advantage over you and did we not guard you from the
believers?" But Allah will judge betwixt you on the Day of
Judgment. And never will Allah grant to the unbelievers a way (to
triumph) over the believers.
142. The Hypocrites they think they are over-reaching Allah but
He will over-reach them: when they stand up to prayer they stand
without earnestness to be seen of men but little do they hold
Allah in remembrance
143. (They are) distracted in mind even in the midst of it being
(sincerely) for neither one group nor for another. Whom Allah
leaves straying never wilt thou find for him the way
144. O ye who believe! take not for friends unbelievers rather
than believers: do ye wish to offer Allah an open proof against
yourselves?
145. The hypocrites will be in the lowest depths of the fire: no
helper wilt thou find for them
146. Except for those who repent mend (their life) hold fast to
Allah and purify their religion as in Allah's sight: if so they
will be (numbered) with the believers. And soon will Allah grant
to the believers a reward of immense value
147. What can Allah gain by your punishment if ye are grateful
and ye believe? Nay it is Allah that recogniseth (all good) and
knoweth all things
148. Allah loveth not that evil should be noised abroad in public
speech except where injustice hath been done; for Allah is He who
heareth and knoweth all things
149. Whether ye publish a good deed or conceal it or cover evil
with pardon verily Allah doth blot out (sins) and hath power (in
the judgment of values)
150. Those who deny Allah and his Apostles and (those who) wish
to separate Allah from His Apostles saying: "We believe in some
but reject others" and (those who) wish to take a course midway
151. They are in truth (equally) unbelievers; and We have
prepared for unbelievers a humiliating punishment
152. To those who believe in Allah and His Apostles and make no
distinction between any of the Apostles We shall soon give their
(due) rewards: for Allah is Oft-Forgiving Most Merciful
153. The people of the Book ask thee to cause a book to descend
to them from heaven: indeed they asked Moses for an even greater
(miracle) for they said: "Show us Allah in public" but they were
dazed for their presumption with thunder and lightning. Yet they
worshipped the calf even after clear signs had come to them; even
so We forgave them; and gave Moses manifest proofs of authority
154. And for their Covenant We raised over them (the towering
height) of Mount (Sinai); and (on another occasion) We said:
"Enter the gate with humility"; and (once again) We commanded
them: "Transgress not in the matter of the Sabbath." And We took
from them a solemn Covenant
155. (They have incurred divine displeasure): in that they broke
their Covenant: that they rejected the Signs of Allah; that they
slew the Messengers in defiance of right; that they said "Our
hearts are the wrappings (which preserve Allah's Word; we need no
more)"; nay Allah hath set the seal on their hearts for their
blasphemy and little is it they believe
156. That they rejected faith: that they uttered against Mary a

grave false charge
157. That they said (in boast) "We killed Christ Jesus the son of
Mary the Apostle of Allah"; but they killed him not nor crucified
him but so it was made to appear to them and those who differ
therein are full of doubts with no (certain) knowledge but only
conjecture to follow for of a surety they killed him not
158. Nay Allah raised him up unto Himself; and Allah is Exalted
in Power Wise
159. And there is none of the People of the Book but must believe
in him before his death; and on the Day of Judgment He will be a
witness against them
160. For the iniquity of the Jews We made unlawful for them
certain (foods) good and wholesome which had been lawful for
them; in that they hindered many from Allah's way
161. That they took usury (interest) though they were forbidden;
and that they devoured men's substance wrongfully; We have
prepared for those among them who reject faith a grievous
punishment.
162. But those among them who are well-grounded in knowledge and
the believers believe in what hath been revealed to thee; and
(especially) those who establish regular prayer and practice
regular charity and believe in Allah and in the Last Day: to them
shall We soon give a great reward
163. We have sent thee inspiration as We sent it to Noah and the
Messengers after him; We sent inspiration to Abraham Ismail Isaac
Jacob and the Tribes to Jesus Job Jonah Aaron and Solomon and to
David We gave the Psalms
164. Of some Apostles We have already told thee the story; of
others We have not; and to Moses Allah spoke direct
165. Apostles who gave good news as well as warning that mankind
after (the coming) of the Apostles should have no plea against
Allah: for Allah is Exalted in Power Wise
166. But Allah beareth witness that what He hath sent unto thee
He hath sent from His (Own) Knowledge and the angels bear
witness: but enough is Allah for a Witness
167. Those who reject faith and keep off (men) from the way of
Allah have verily strayed far far away from the path
168. Those who reject faith and do wrong Allah will not forgive
them nor guide them to any way
169. Except the way of Hell to dwell therein for ever: and this
to Allah is easy
170. O mankind! the Apostle hath come to you in truth from Allah:
believe in him: it is best for you. But if ye reject faith to
Allah belong all things in the heavens and on earth: and Allah is
All-Knowing All-Wise
171. O people of the Book! commit no excesses in your religion:
nor say of Allah aught but truth. Christ Jesus the son of Mary
was (no more than) an Apostle of Allah and His Word which He
bestowed on Mary and a Spirit proceeding from Him: so believe in
Allah and His Apostles. Say not "Trinity": desist: it will be
better for you: for Allah is One Allah: glory be to him: (for
Exalted is He) above having a son. To Him belong all things in
the heavens and on earth. And enough is Allah as a Disposer of
affairs
172. Christ disdaineth not to serve and worship Allah nor do the
angels those nearest (to Allah): those who disdain His worship
and are arrogant He will gather them all together unto himself to
(answer)
173. But those who believe and do deeds of righteousness He will
give their (due) rewards and more out of His bounty: but those
who are disdainful and arrogant He will punish with a grievous
penalty; nor will they find besides Allah any to protect or help
them
174. O mankind! verily there hath come to you a convincing proof
from your Lord: for We have sent unto you a light (that is)
manifest
175. Then those who believe in Allah and hold fast to Him soon
will He admit them to Mercy and Grace from Him and guide them to
Himself by a straight Way
176. They ask thee for a legal decision. Say: Allah directs
(thus) about those who leave no descendants or ascendants as
heirs. If it is a man that dies leaving a sister but no child she
shall have half the inheritance: if (such a deceased was) a woman
who left no child her brother takes her inheritance: if there are
two sisters they shall have two-thirds of the inheritance
(between them): if there are brothers and sisters (they share)
the male having twice the share of the female. Thus doth Allah
make clear to you (His law) lest ye err. And Allah hath knowledge
of all things.