Sura Muhammad
Sheikh / Mahmoud AlHosary

  • In the Name of God, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful

    47:1-3 Those who disbelieve and turn (men) from the way of God, He renders their actions vain. And those who believe and do good works and believe in that which is revealed to Muhammad – and it is the truth from their Lord – He rids them of their ill deeds and improves their state. That is because those who disbelieve follow falsehood and because those who believe follow the truth from their Lord. Thus God coins their similitudes for people.

    47:4-6 Now when you meet in battle those who disbelieve, then it is smiting of the necks until, when you have routed them, then making fast of bonds; and afterward either grace or ransom till the war lays down its burdens. That (is the ordinance). And if God willed He could have punished them (without you) but (thus it is ordained) that He may try some of you by means of others. And those who are slain in the way of God, He renders not their actions vain. He will guide them and improve their state, and bring them into the Garden, which He has made known to them.

    47:7-9 O you who believe! If you help God, He will help you and will make your foothold firm. And those who disbelieve, perdition is for them, and He will make their actions vain. That is because they are averse to that which God has revealed, therefore makes He their action fruitless.

    47:10-12 Have they not traveled in the land to see the nature of the consequence for those who were before them? God wiped them out. And for the disbelievers there will be the like thereof. That is because God is patron of those who believe, and because the disbelievers have no patron. Lo! God will cause those who believe and do good works to enter Gardens underneath which rivers flow; while those who disbelieve take their comfort in this life and eat even as the cattle eat, and the Fire is their habitation.

    47:13-14 And how many a township stronger than your township (O Muhammad), which has cast you out, have We destroyed, and they had no helper! Is he who relies on a clear proof from his Lord like those for whom the evil that they do is beautified while they follow their own lusts?

    47:15 A similitude of the Garden which those who keep their duty (to God) are promised: Therein are rivers of water unpolluted, and rivers of milk whereof the flavor changes not, and rivers of wine delicious to the drinkers, and rivers of clear-run honey; therein for them is every kind of fruit, with pardon from their Lord. (Are those who enjoy all this) like those who are immortal in the Fire and are given boiling water to drink so that it tears their bowels?

    47:16 Among them are some who give ear to you (O Muhammad) till, when they go forth from your presence, they say to those who have been given knowledge: What was that he said just now? Those are they whose hearts God has sealed, and they follow their own lusts.

    47:17 While as for those who walk aright, He adds to their guidance, and gives them piety.

    47:18 Await they anything except the Hour that it should come upon them unawares? And the beginnings thereof have already come. But how, when it has come upon them, can they take their warning?

    47:19 So know (O Muhammad) that none should be worshipped but God alone, and ask forgiveness for your sin and for believing men and believing women. God knows (both) your place of turmoil and your place of rest.

    47:20 And those who believe say: If only a chapter were revealed! But when a decisive chapter is revealed and war is mentioned therein, you see those in whose hearts is a disease looking at you with the look of men fainting to death. Therefore woe to them!

    47:21 Obedience and a civil word. Then, when the matter is determined, if they are loyal to God it will be well for them.

    47:22-24 Would you then, if you were given the command, work corruption in the land and sever your ties of kinship? Such are they whom God curses so that he deafens them and makes blind their eyes. Will they then not meditate on the Quran, or are there locks on their hearts?

    47:25-26 Lo! Those who turn back after the guidance has been manifested to them, Satan has seduced them, and He gives them the rein. That is because they say to those who hate what God has revealed: We will obey you in some matters; and God knows their secret talk.

    47:27-28 Then how (will it be with them) when the angels gather them, smiting their faces and their backs! That will be because they followed that which angers God, and hated that which pleases Him. Therefore He has made their actions vain.

    47:29-30 Or do those in whose hearts is a disease deem that God will not bring to light their (secret) hates? And if We would, We could show them to you (O Muhammad) so that you should know them surely by their marks. And you shall know them by the burden of their talk. And God knows your deeds.

    47:31 And verily We shall try you till We know those of you who fight hard (for the cause of God) and the patient, and till We test your record.

    47:32 Lo! Those who disbelieve and turn from the way of God and oppose the Messenger after the guidance has been manifested to them, they hurt God not a jot, and He will make their actions fruitless.

    47:33 O you who believe! Obey God and obey the Messenger, and render not your actions vain.

    47:34 Lo! Those who disbelieve and turn from the way of God and then die disbelievers, God surely will not pardon them.

    47:35 So do not falter and cry out for peace when you (will be) the uppermost, and God is with you, and He will not grudge (the reward of) your actions.

    47:36-37 The life of the world is but a sport and a pastime. And if you believe and fear (God), He will give you your wages, and will not ask of you, your worldly wealth. If He should ask it of you and importune you, you would hoard it, and He would bring to light your (secret) hates.

    47:38 Lo! You are of those who are called to spend in the way of God, yet among you there are some who hoard. And as for him who hoards, he hoards only from his soul. And God is the Rich, and you are poor. And if you turn away He will exchange you for some other folk, and they will not be the likes of you.

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