Surah 49 - Al Hujurat THE CHAMBERS
049.001 O Ye who believe! Put not yourselves forward before God and His Messenger;
but fear God: for God is He Who hears and knows all things.
049.002 O ye who believe! Raise not your voices above the voice of the Prophet, nor
speak aloud to him in talk, as ye may speak aloud to one another, lest your deeds
become vain and ye perceive not.
049.003 Those that lower their voices in the presence of God's Messenger-- their
has God tested for piety: For them is Forgiveness and a great Reward.
049.004 Those who shout out to thee from without the inner apartments - most of
them lack understanding.
049.005 If only they had patience until thou couldst come out to them, it would be
best for them: but God is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.
049.006 O ye who believe! If a wicked person comes to you with any news, ascertain
the truth, lest ye harm people unwittingly, and afterwards become full of repentance
for what ye have done.
049.007 And know that among you is God's Messenger: were he, in many matters, to
follow your (wishes), ye would certainly fall into misfortune: But God has endeared
the Faith to you, and has made it beautiful in your hearts, and He has made hateful to
you unbelief, wickedness, and rebellion: such indeed are those who walk in
049.008 A Grace and Favour from God; and God is full of Knowledge and Wisdom.
049.009 If two parties among the Believers fall into a quarrel, make ye peace
between them: but if one of them transgresses beyond bounds against the
other, then fight ye (all) against the one that transgresses until it
complies with the command of Allah; But if it complies, then make peace
between them with justice, and be fair: For Allah loves those who are fair
049.010 The Believers are but a single Brotherhood: So make peace and
reconciliation between your two (contending) brothers; and fear God, that ye may
049.011 O ye who believe! Let not some men among you laugh at others: It may be
that the (latter) are better than the (former): Nor let some women laugh at others: It
may be that the (latter are better than the (former): Nor defame nor be sarcastic to
each other, nor call each other by (offensive) nicknames: Ill-seeming is a name
connoting wickedness, (to be used of one) after he has believed: And those who
not desist are (indeed) doing wrong.
049.012 O ye who believe! Avoid suspicion as much (as possible): for suspicion
some cases is a sin: And spy not on each other, nor speak ill of each
other behind their backs. Would any of
like to eat the flesh of his dead brother? Nay, ye would abhor it...But fear God: For
God is Oft-Returning, Most Merciful.
049.013 O mankind! We created you from a single (pair) of a male and a female,
made you into nations and tribes, that ye may know each other (not that ye may
despise (each other). Verily the most honoured of you in the sight of God is (he who
is) the most righteous of you. And God has full knowledge and is well acquainted
(with all things).
049.014 The desert Arabs say, "We believe." Say, "Ye have no faith; but ye
(only) say, 'We have submitted our wills to God,' For not yet has Faith entered
hearts. But if ye obey God and His Messenger, He will not belittle aught of your
for God is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful."
049.015 Only those are Believers who have believed in God and His Messenger, and
have never since doubted, but have striven with their belongings and their persons in
the Cause of God: Such are the sincere ones.
049.016 Say: "What! Will ye instruct God about your religion? But God knows all
that is in the heavens and on earth: He has full knowledge of all things.
049.017 They impress on thee as a favour that they have embraced
Islam. Say, "Count not your Islam as a favour upon me: Nay, God has
a favour upon you that He has guided you to the faith, if ye be true and sincere.
049.018 "Verily God knows the secrets of the heavens and the earth: and God Sees
well all that ye do."