Sura Al-Hujuraat (The Dwellings)
Sheikh / Mohammad Ayyoob

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

    49:1 O you who believe! Be not forward in the presence of God and His Messenger, and keep your duty to God. Lo! God is Hearer, Knower.

    49:2-3 O you who believe! Lift not up your voices above the voice of the Prophet, nor shout when speaking to him as you shout to one another, lest your works be rendered vain while you perceive not. Lo! They who subdue their voices in the presence of the Messenger of God, those are they whose hearts God has proven to righteousness. Theirs will be forgiveness and immense reward.

    49:4-5 Lo! Those who call you from behind the private apartments, most of them have no sense. And if they had patience till you came forth to them, it had been better for them. And God is Forgiving, Merciful.

    49:6 O you who believe! If an evildoer brings you tidings, verify it, lest you smite some folk in ignorance and afterward repent for what you did.

    49:7-8 And know that the Messenger of God is among you. If he were to obey you in much of the government, you would surely be in trouble; but God has endeared the faith to you and has beautified it in your hearts, and has made disbelief and lewdness and rebellion hateful to you. Such are they who are rightly guided. (It is) a bounty and a grace from God; and God is Knower, Wise.

    49:9 And if two parties of believers fall to fighting, then make peace between them. And if one party of them does wrong to the other, fight you that which does wrong till it returns to the ordinance of God; then, if it returns, make peace between them justly, and act equitably. Lo! God loves the equitable.

    49:10 The believers are nothing other than brothers. Therefore make peace between your brethren and observe your duty to God that perhaps you may obtain mercy.

    49:11 O you who believe! Let not a folk deride a folk who may be better than they (are), or let women (deride) women who may be better than they are; neither defame one another, nor insult one another by nicknames. Bad is the name of lewdness after faith. And whoever turns not in repentance, such are evildoers.

    49:12 O you who believe! Shun much suspicion; for lo! Suspicion in some cases is a sin. And spy not, neither backbite one another. Would one of you love to eat the flesh of his dead brother? You abhor that (so abhor the other)! And keep your duty (to God). Lo! God is Forgiving, Merciful.

    49:13 O people! Lo! We have created you male and female, and have made you nations and tribes that you may know one another. Lo! The noblest of you, in the sight of God, is the best in conduct. Lo! God is Knower, Aware.

    49:14 The wandering Arabs say: We believe. Say (to them, O Muhammad): You believe not, but rather say `We submit," for faith has not yet entered into your hearts. Yet, if you obey God and His Messenger, He will not withhold from you anything of (the reward of) your deeds. Lo! God is Forgiving, Merciful.

    49:15 The (true) believers are those only who believe in God and His Messenger and afterward doubt not, but fight hard with their wealth and their lives for the cause of God. Such are the sincere.

    49:16 Say (to them, O Muhammad): Would you teach God your religion, when God knows all that is in the heavens and all that is in the earth, and God is Aware of all things?

    49:17-18 They make it a favor to you (O Muhammad) that they have surrendered (to Him). Say: Deem not your surrender a favor to me; nay, but God does confer a favor on you, inasmuch as He has guided you to faith, if you are earnest. Lo! God knows the Unseen of the heavens and the earth. And God is Seer of what you do.

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