Surah 47 - Muhammad MUHAMMAD
047.001 Those who reject God and hinder (men) from the Path of God-- their deeds
will God render astray (from their mark).
047.002 But those who believe and work deeds of righteousness, and believe in
(Revelation) sent down to Muhammad - for it is the Truth from their Lord,- He will
remove from them their ills and improve their condition.
047.003 This because those who reject God follow vanities, while those who believe
follow the Truth from their Lord: Thus does God set forth for men their lessons
047.004 Therefore, when ye meet the Unbelievers (in fight), smite at their necks; At
length, when ye have thoroughly subdued them, bind a bond firmly (on them):
thereafter (is the time for) either generosity or ransom: Until the war lays down its
burdens. Thus (are ye commanded): but if it had been God's Will, He could certainly
have exacted retribution from them (Himself); but (He lets you fight) in order
you, some with others. But those who are slain in the Way of God-- He will never let
their deeds be lost.
047.005 Soon will He guide them and improve their condition,
047.006 And admit them to the Garden which He has announced for them.
047.007 O ye who believe! If ye will aid (the cause of) God, He will aid you,
plant your feet firmly.
047.008 But those who reject (God)-- for them is destruction, and (God) will render
their deeds astray (from their mark).
047.009 That is because they hate the Revelation of God; so He has made their
047.010 Do they not travel through the earth, and see what was the End of those
before them (who did evil)? God brought utter destruction on them, and similar
await) those who reject God.
047.011 That is because God is the Protector of those who believe, but those who
reject God have no protector.
047.012 Verily God will admit those who believe and do righteous deeds, to Gardens
beneath which rivers flow; while those who reject God will enjoy (this world) and eat
as cattle eat; and the Fire will be their abode.
047.013 And how many cities, with more power than thy city which has driven thee
out, have We destroyed (for their sins)? and there was none to aid them.
047.014 Is then one who is on a clear (Path) from his Lord, no better than one
whom the evil of his conduct seems pleasing, and such as follow their own lusts?
047.015 (Here is) a Parable of the Garden which the righteous are promised: in
rivers of water incorruptible; rivers of milk of which the taste never changes;
wine, a joy to those who drink; and rivers of honey pure and clear. In it there
them all kinds of fruits; and Grace from their Lord. (Can those in such Bliss)
compared to such as shall dwell forever in the Fire, and be given, to drink, boiling
water, so that it cuts up their bowels (to pieces)?
047.016 And among them are men who listen to thee, but in the end, when they go
out from thee, they say to those who have received Knowledge, "What is it he said
just then?" Such are men whose hearts God has sealed, and who follow their own
047.017 But to those who receive Guidance, He increases the (light of) Guidance,
and bestows on them their Piety and Restraint (from evil).
047.018 Do they then only wait for the Hour-- that it should come on them of a
sudden? But already have come some tokens thereof, and when it (actually) is on
them, how can they benefit then by their admonition?
047.019 Know, therefore, that there is no god but God, and ask forgiveness for
fault, and for the men and women who believe: for God knows how ye move about
and how ye dwell in your homes.
047.020 Those who believe say, "Why is not a Surah sent down (for us)?" But when a
Surah of basic or categorical meaning is revealed, and fighting is mentioned therein,
thou wilt see those in whose hearts is a disease looking at thee with a look of
swoon at the approach of death. But more fitting for them--
047.021 Were it to obey and say what is just, and when a matter is resolved on, it
were best for them if they were true to God.
047.022 Then, is it to be expected of you, if ye were put in authority, that ye will do
mischief in the land, and break your ties of kith and kin?
047.023 Such are the men whom God has cursed for He has made them deaf and
blinded their sight.
047.024 Do they not then earnestly seek to understand the Qur'an, or are their
locked up by them?
047.025 Those who turn back as apostates after Guidance was clearly shown to
them,- the Evil One has instigated them and buoyed them up with false hopes.
047.026 This, because they said to those who hate what God has revealed, "We will
obey you in part of (this) matter"; but God knows their (inner) secrets.
047.027 But how (will it be) when the angels take their souls at death, and smite their
faces and their backs?
047.028 This because they followed that which called forth the Wrath of God, and
they hated God's good pleasure; so He made their deeds of no effect.
047.029 Or do those in whose hearts is a disease, think that God will not bring to
light all their rancour?
047.030 Had We so willed, We could have shown them up to thee, and thou shouldst
have known them by their marks: but surely thou wilt know them by the tone of their
speech! And God knows all that ye do.
047.031 And We shall try you until We test those among you who strive their utmost
and persevere in patience; and We shall try your reported (mettle).
047.032 Those who reject God, hinder (men) from the Path of God, and resist the
Messenger, after Guidance has been clearly shown to them, will not injure God in
least, but He will make their deeds of no effect.
047.033 O ye who believe! Obey God, and obey the Messenger, and make not vain your
047.034 Those who reject God, and hinder (men) from the Path of God, then die
rejecting God-- God will not forgive them.
047.035 Be not weary and fainthearted, crying for peace, when ye should be
uppermost: for God is with you, and will never put you in loss for your (good)
047.036 The life of this world is but play and amusement: and if ye believe and
guard against evil, He will grant you your recompense, and will not ask you (to
up) your possessions.
047.037 If He were to ask you for all of them, and press you, ye would covetously
withhold, and He would bring out all your ill-feeling.
047.038 Behold, ye are those invited to spend (of your substance) in the Way of God:
But among you are some that are niggardly. But any who are niggardly are so at
expense of their own souls. But God is free of all wants, and it is ye that are
ye turn back (from the Path), He will substitute in your stead another people;
they would not be like you!