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This Surah, consists of three discourses. The first discourse (vv. 1-32 and vv. 64-
120) appears to date from soon after the Battle of Badr. The second discourse (vv.
33-63) dates from 9 A.H. when the deputation from the Christians of Najran visited
the Prophet. The third discourse (vv. 121-200) dates from after the Battle of Uhud.

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In the name of Allah, The Compassionate, The Merciful

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Alif L'am M'im[1] Allah! There is no god but Him; the Living, the Eternal.[2] He has
revealed to you this Book with the Truth, confirming the scripture which preceded it,
as He revealed the Torah and Gospel,[3] before this, as a guidance for mankind and
also revealed this Al-Furqan (criterion for judgment between right and wrong). Surely
those who reject Allah’s revelations will be sternly punished; Allah is Mighty, capable
of retribution.[4] For sure nothing in the earth or in the heavens is hidden from
Allah.[5] It is He Who shapes your bodies in the wombs of your mothers as He
pleases. There is no god but Him; the Mighty, the Wise.[6]

3:[1-6]

He is the One Who has revealed to you the Book. Some of its verses are decisive -
they are the foundation of the Book - while others are allegorical. Those whose
hearts are infected with disbelief follow the allegorical part to mislead others and to
give it their own interpretation, seeking for its hidden meanings, but no one knows its
hidden meanings except Allah. Those who are well grounded in knowledge say: "We
believe in it; it is all from our Lord." None will take heed except the people of
understanding.[7] They say: "Our Lord, do not let our hearts deviate from the truth
after you have guided us, and grant us Your own mercy; You are the Grantor of
bounties without measure.[8] Our Lord, You will surely gather all mankind before You
on the Day about which there is no doubt; surely Allah does not break His
promise."[9]

3:[7-9]

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Surely neither their wealth nor their children will save the unbelievers from the wrath
of Allah: they are the ones who will become the fuel for hellfire.[10] Their end will be
the same as that of the people of Pharaoh and their predecessors who denied Our
revelations, so Allah called them to account for their sins. Allah is strict in
retribution.[11] O Muhammad, say to the unbelievers: "Soon you will be overpowered
and driven together to Hell - which is a horrible refuge.[12] Indeed there was a sign
(lesson) for you in the two armies which met on the battlefield (of Badr): one was
fighting for the cause of Allah and the other had rejected Allah; the believers saw with
their own eyes that the unbelievers were twice their number. But the result of the
battle proved that
Allah strengthens with His own aid whom He pleases. Surely there
is a lesson in this for those who have sight.[13] 3:[10-13]

The life of men is tempted by love and desire for women, children, the hoarding of
treasures of gold and silver, branded horses, wealth of cattle and plantations. These
are the comforts for the transitory life of this world; the everlasting best comfort,
however, is with Allah.[14] Say : "Shall I tell you of better things than these, with
which the righteous will be rewarded by their Lord? There will be gardens beneath
which rivers flow, where they will live forever with spouses of perfect chastity and the
good pleasure of Allah. Allah is watching His servants very closely."[15] The
righteous people are
those who pray: "Our Lord! We sincerely believe in You: please
forgive our sins and save us from the agony of the hellfire;"[16] who are steadfast,

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sincere, obedient, and charitable, and who pray for forgiveness in the morning
time.[17]

3:[14-17]

Allah Himself has testified to the fact that there is no god but Him and so do the
angels and those who are well grounded in knowledge standing firm on justice. There
is no Ilah (God) except Him, the Mighty, the Wise.[18] Surely the only Deen (true
religion and the Right Way of life)
in the sight of Allah is Al-Islam. Those to whom the
Book was given did not adopt ways different than this except out of envy among
themselves, and after true knowledge had come to them. They should know that
Allah is swift in calling to account those who deny His revelations.[19] So if they
argue with you (O Muhammad), tell them: "I have submitted myself entirely to Allah
and so have those who follow me." Then ask those who are given the Book and
those who are illiterate: "Will you also submit yourselves to Allah?" If they become
Muslims they shall be rightly guided but if they turn back, you need not worry,
because your sole responsibility is to convey the Message. Allah is watching all His
servants very closely.[20] 3:[18-20]

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Give a warning to those who deny Allah’s revelations, who slay the Prophets without
any justification, and who kill those from among the people who enjoin justice, that
there is a painful punishment for them.[21] They are the ones whose deeds will
become void in this world and in the Hereafter, and they will have no helpers.[22]
Have you not seen the behavior of those (Jews) who have been given a portion of
the Book? When they are invited to settle their disputes according to the Book of
Allah, some of them turn back and decline.[23] This is because they say: "The fire of
Hell shall not touch us; even if it does, it will be for a few days." In their religion they
are deceived by their own self-invented beliefs.[24] What will they do when We will
gather them together on the Day which is sure to come, when every soul will be
given what it has earned and there shall be no injustice?[25] 3:[21-25]

Say: "O Allah! Master of all the Kingship, You give the kingdom to whom You please
and take away the kingdom from whomsoever You please; You give honor to whom
You please and disgrace whom You please; all the good is in Your hand; surely You
have power over everything.[26] You cause the night to pass into the day and You
cause the day to pass into the night; You draw the living from the dead and You draw
the dead from the living; and You provide sustenance for anyone You wish without
measure."[27]

3:[26-27]

Let not the believers make unbelievers their protectors rather than the believers;
anyone who does so will have nothing to hope for from Allah - except if you do so as
a precaution to guard yourselves against their tyranny. Anyhow, Allah warns you to
fear Him: because with Allah is your final refuge.[28] Say: "Whether you conceal
what is in your heart or reveal it, it is known to Allah.[29] He knows whatever is in the
heavens and whatever is in the earth. Allah has full power over everything. On the
Day of Judgment, when every soul will be confronted with whatever good it has done

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- as for its evil deeds, it will wish they were a long way off. Allah cautions you to
beware of Him. Allah is full of kindness towards His devotees.[30] 3:[28-30]

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Tell the people O Muhammad: "If you sincerely love Allah, then follow me; Allah will
also love you and forgive you your sins. Allah is Forgiving, Merciful."[31] Also tell
them, "Obey Allah and His Messenger." Inspite of this, if they turn back, then warn
them, that
Allah does not love the disbelievers.[32] 3:[31-32]

Indeed Allah exalted Adam, Noah, the family of Abraham and the family of Imran
above all the worlds.[33] They were the offsprings of one another. Allah hears all and
knows all.[34] 3:[33-34]

Allah heard when the wife of `Imran said, "O my Lord! I dedicate to Your service what
is in my womb. Please accept it from me. You Alone hear all and know all."[35] When
she gave birth to a girl instead of a boy, she said: "My Lord! I have given birth to a
girl," - Allah knew very well what she had delivered - "and that the male is not like the
female, I have named her Mary and I seek Your protection for her and her children
from the mischief of Satan, the accursed."[36] Her Lord graciously accepted that girl.
He made her grow up as a good girl and entrusted her to the care of Zakariya.
Whenever Zakariya entered the sanctuary to see her, he found with her food. He
asked, "O Mary! From where did you get it?" She replied, "It came from Allah. In fact,
Allah gives to whom He wants without measure."[37] 3:[35-37]

Thereupon Zakariya prayed to his Lord saying: "O my Lord! Grant me a righteous
child as Your special favor; surely You hear all prayers."[38] As he stood praying in
the Mahrab (a prayer place in the sanctuary) the angels called out to him saying:
"Allah gives you good news of a son to be named John, he will confirm the word of
Allah, he will be a great leader, chaste and a Prophet from among the righteous."[39]
He said: "O my Lord! How can I have a son now that I have reached an old age and
my wife is barren?" "Such is the will of Allah" he replied, " Allah does what He
wants."[40] Zakariya said: "My Lord! Grant me a sign." It was said: "Your sign is that
you will not be able to speak to people for three days except through gestures.
During this time you should remember your Lord very much and glorify Him in the
evening and in the morning."[41] 3:[38-41]

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There came the time when angels said: "O Mary! Surely Allah has exalted you,
purified you, and preferred you for His service over all the women of the worlds.[42]
O Mary! Be obedient to your Lord, prostrate and bow down in worship with other
worshippers."[43] O Muhammad, this is the news from the Unseen which We are
revealing to you. You were not present with them when priests of the temple cast
their pens to decide which of them should be the guardian of Mary; nor were you with
them when they argued about it.[44] 3:[42-44]

When the angels said "O Mary! Allah gives you the good news with a Word from Him
that you will be given a son: his name will be Messiah, Jesus (Jesus Christ) the son
of Mary. He will be noble in this world and the Hereafter; and he will be from those
who are very close to Allah. [45] He will speak to the people in the cradle and in his
old age and he will be among the righteous."[46]

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3:[45-46]

Hearing this, Mary said, "O my Lord! How can I have a son when no man has ever
touched me?" He replied, "Even so, Allah creates however He wants; whenever He
decides to do anything, He only says to it, 'Be,' and it is![47] Allah will teach your son
the Book, the Wisdom, the Torah, and the Gospel[48] and send him forth as a
Messenger to the Children of Israel with this message: 'I have brought you signs of
my appointment
from your Lord. I will make for you the likeness of a bird from clay; I
will breathe into it and, with Allah’s leave, it will become a living bird. I will heal the
blind and the lepers, and raise the dead to life, by Allah's leave. Furthermore, I will
tell you what you have eaten and what you have stored in your houses. Surely these
are the signs to convince you if you are believers.[49] I am appointed to confirm that
which is before me from the Torah and to make lawful to you some of the things
forbidden to you. Now I have brought you the signs from your Lord, therefore fear
Allah and obey me.[50] In fact, Allah is my Lord as well as your Lord, therefore,
worship Him; this is the Right Way.'"[51] 3:[47-51]

When Jesus found out that they (most of the children of Israel) had no faith, he
asked: "Who will help me in the cause of Allah?" The Disciples replied: "We will help
you in the cause of Allah. We believe in Allah. Be our witness that we are
Muslims."[52] Then they invoked Allah and said): "Our Lord! We believe in what you
have revealed and we follow Your Messenger. Please count us with those who bear
witness."[53] 3:[52-53]

The unbelievers among the children of Israel plotted against Jesus and Allah also
devised a plan to raise him up, and Allah is the best in planning.[54] 3:[54]

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Allah said: "O Jesus! I am going to recall you (from your mission) and raise you up to
Myself. I will clean you of those who rejected you and exalt your followers above the
unbelievers until the Day of Resurrection; then to Me shall be your return and I shall
judge those matters in which you have been disputing.[55] Those who are
unbelievers will be punished with severe punishment in this world and the Hereafter;
they shall have no helpers.[56] As for those who believe and do good deeds, Allah
will pay them their full reward. Allah does not love the transgressors."[57] 3:[55-57]

This revelation which We recite to you is full of signs and wise reminders.[58] In fact,
the example of the birth of Jesus ( Jesus) in the sight of Allah is like the example of
Adam who had no father and mother, whom He created out of dust, then said to him:
"Be" and he was.[59] This is the Truth from your Lord, therefore, do not be of those
who doubt it.[60] If anyone disputes with you concerning this matter (the birth of
Jesus)
after full knowledge has come to you, say: "Come! Let us gather our sons and
your sons, our women and your women, ourselves and yourselves: then let us
earnestly pray and invoke the curse of Allah on the liars."[61] Verily this is the
absolute true explanation. The fact of the matter is, that there is no god but Allah; and
for sure Allah is the Mighty, the Wise.[62] But if they turn away from accepting this
challenge, it will be clear proof of their mischief
and Allah has full knowledge of
mischief-mongers.[63] 3:[58-63]

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Say: "O people of the Book! Let us get together on what is common between us and
you: that we shall worship none but Allah; that we shall not associate any partners
with Him; that we shall not take from among ourselves any lords beside Allah." If they
reject your invitation then tell them: "Bear witness that we are Muslims (who have
surrendered to Allah).
"[64] O people of the Book! Why do you argue with us about
Abraham, as to whether he was a Jew or a Christian? You know that the Torah and
the Gospel were revealed long after him? Have you no sense at all?[65] So far you
have been arguing about things of which you had some knowledge! Must you now
argue about that of which you know nothing at all? Allah knows while you do not.[66]
Abraham was neither a Jew nor a Christian but he was a Muslim, true in faith. He
was not one of the Pagans (who set up partners with Allah).[67] Surely the people
nearest to Abraham are those who follow him, which are this Prophet (Muhammad)
and those who believe with him; Allah is the Protector of only those who are the
believers.[68] Some of the People of the Book want to mislead you; but they mislead
none except themselves, though they do not realize it.[69] O People of the Book!
Why do you deny the revelations of Allah when you know that they are true?[70] O
People of the Book! Why do you confound the truth with falsehood and knowingly
conceal the truth?[71] 3:[64-71]

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Some of the People of the Book say to one another: "Believe in what is revealed to
the believers (Muslims) in the morning and deny it in the evening; so that they (the
Muslims)
may follow suit and abandon their faith.[72] Do not follow anyone except
the one who follows your own religion." O Muhammad, tell them: "The only true
guidance is the guidance of Allah." These people of the Book do not believe that
revelation could be sent to anyone besides themselves, like that which has been sent
to you; or that they will ever argue with you in the presence of your Lord. Tell them:
"For sure, grace is in the hands of Allah: He bestows it on whom He pleases; Allah
has boundless knowledge."[73] He chooses for His mercy whom He pleases, Allah is
the Owner of mighty grace.[74] 3:[72-74]

Among the People of the Book there are some who, if you trust them with a heap of
gold, will readily return it back; and there are others who, if you trust them with a
single dinar (silver coin) will not return it back unless you constantly keep on
demanding; because they say, "We are not going to be called to account for our
behavior with the illiterates (non Jews or Christians)." Thus they deliberately ascribe
a lie to Allah - knowing well that He never permitted such wrongdoing.[75] In fact,
those who keep their promise and guard themselves against evil are His beloved, for
Allah loves only those who guard themselves against such evils.[76] In fact, those
who sell the covenants of Allah and their own oaths for a petty price, shall have no
portion in the hereafter. Allah will neither speak to them nor even look at them nor
cleanse them from their sins on the Day of Judgment. They shall have painful
punishment.[77] There are some among them who twist their tongues pretending a
quote from their Holy Book; so that you may think that what they read is a part of the
Book, whereas, in fact it is not a part of the Book. They also assert, "It is from Allah"
whereas, in fact it is not from Allah. Thus they deliberately ascribe a lie to Allah.[78]
3:[75-78]

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It is not possible for a man whom Allah has given the Book, the Wisdom and the
Prophethood, that he would say to the people: "Worship me instead of Allah." On the
contrary he would say: "Be devoted worshippers of your Lord in accordance with the
Holy Book you have been teaching and reading."[79] He would never ask you to take
angels and prophets as your lords. Would he ask you to become kafir (unbeliever)
after you have become Muslim (believer)?[80] 3:[79-80]

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Allah took a covenant with the Prophets, saying: "Now that you have been given the
Book and Wisdom; there will come to you a Messenger who will confirm that which is
with you, you will have to believe in him and help him in his mission." Then He said
"Do you affirm this covenant and agree to take this heavy responsibility?" The
Prophets replied, "Yes, we do affirm." Allah said, "Very well, bear witness to this and I
too bear witness with you."[81] Now if anyone turns back after this, he will become
the transgressor.[82]

3:[81-82]

Are they looking for a religion other than the Deen (religion and Way of Life) of Allah
knowing well that everything in the heavens and in the earth, willingly or unwillingly,
has submitted to Him? And to Him they shall all return.[83] O Prophet, say: "We
believe in Allah and what is revealed to us and what was revealed to Abraham,
Ishmael, Isaac, Jacob and their descendants; and in that which was given to Moses,
Jesus and other Prophets from their Lord; we do not discriminate between any one of
them, and to Allah do we submit in Islam."[84] If anyone is looking for a religion other
than Islam, then let it be known that it will not be accepted from him; and in the
Hereafter he will be among the losers.[85] 3:[83-85]

How can it be that Allah would guide those people who commit Kufr (reject faith) after
their Iman (acceptance of faith), acknowledge that the Messenger is true, and clear
proofs have come to them? Allah does not guide such wrongdoers.[86] The reward
of such people is that upon them is the curse of Allah, the angels and all
mankind.[87] They shall remain under it forever; neither will their punishment be
lightened nor will they be given respite.[88] However, those who repent after this and
mend their ways, verily Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.[89] However, those who
disbelieve after their belief (acceptance of Islam) then go on adding to their disbelief,
their repentance will never be accepted; because they intentionally chose to go
astray.[90] As to those who are unbelievers and die while they were unbelievers, if
they were to fill the whole earth with gold and offer it as a ransom for each one of
them, that would not be accepted. These are the ones who shall have the painful
punishment, and shall have no helpers.[91] 3:[86-91]

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By no means shall ye attain righteousness unless ye give (freely) of that which ye
love; and whatever ye give, Allah knoweth it well. [92] 3:[92]

All food was lawful to the Children of Israel, except what Israel (Jacob) made
unlawful for himself, before the Torah (of Moses) was revealed. Say: "Bring ye the
Torah and study it, if ye be men of truth." [93] 3:[93]

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If any, after this, invent a lie and attribute it to Allah, they are indeed unjust wrong-
doers. [94] 3:[94]

Say: "Allah speaketh the Truth: follow the religion of Abraham, the sane in faith; he
was not of the Pagans." [95] 3:[95]

The first House (of worship) appointed for men was that at Bakka: Full of blessing
and of guidance for all the worlds. [96] 3:[96]

In it are Signs Manifest; (for example), the Station of Abraham; whoever enters it
attains security; Pilgrimage thereto is a duty men owe to Allah,- those who can afford
the journey; but if any deny faith, Allah stands not in need of any of His creatures.
[97] 3:[97]

Say: "O People of the Book! Why reject ye the Signs of Allah, when Allah is Himself
witness to all ye do?" [98] 3:[98]

Say: "O ye People of the Book! Why obstruct ye those who believe, from the path of
Allah, seeking to make it crooked, while ye were yourselves witnesses (to Allah's
Covenant)? But Allah is not unmindful of all that ye do." [99] 3:[99]

O ye who believe! If ye listen to a faction among the People of the Book, they would
(indeed) render you apostates after ye have believed! [100] 3:[100]

And how would ye deny Faith while unto you are rehearsed the Signs of Allah, and
among you lives the Messenger. Whoever holds firmly to Allah will be shown a way
that is straight. [101] 3:[101]

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O ye who believe! Fear Allah as He should be feared, and die not except in a state of
Islám. [102] 3:[102]

And hold fast, all together, by the Rope which Allah (stretches out for you), and be
not divided among yourselves; and remember with gratitude Allah's favor on you; for
ye were enemies and He joined your hearts in love, so that by His Grace, ye became
brethren; and ye were on the brink of the pit of Fire, and He saved you from it. Thus
doth Allah make His Signs clear to you that ye may be guided. [103] 3:[103]

Let there arise out of you a band of people inviting to all that is good, enjoining what
is right, and forbidding what is wrong: They are the ones to attain felicity. [104]
3:[104]

Be not like those who are divided amongst themselves and fall into disputations after
receiving Clear Signs: For them is a dreadful penalty,- [105] 3:[105]

On the Day when some faces will be (lit up with) white, and some faces will be (in the
gloom of) black: To those whose faces will be black, (will be said): "Did ye reject
Faith after accepting it? Taste then the penalty for rejecting Faith." [106] 3:[106]

But those whose faces will be (lit with) white,- they will be in (the light of) Allah's
mercy: therein to dwell (for ever). [107] 3:[107]

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These are the Signs of Allah. We rehearse them to thee in Truth: And Allah means
no injustice to any of His creatures. [108] 3:[108]

To Allah belongs all that is in the heavens and on earth: To Allah matters return.
[109] 3:[109]

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Ye are the best of peoples, evolved for mankind, enjoining what is right, forbidding
what is wrong, and believing in Allah. If only the People of the Book had faith, it were
best for them: among them are some who have faith, but most of them are perverted
transgressors. [110] 3:[110]

They will do you no harm, barring a trifling annoyance; if they come out to fight you,
they will show you their backs, and no help shall they get. [111] 3:[111]

Shame is pitched over them (like a tent) wherever they are found, except when under
a covenant (of protection) from Allah and from men; they draw on themselves wrath
from Allah, and pitched over them is (the tent of) destitution. This because they
rejected the Signs of Allah, and slew the prophets in defiance of right; this because
they rebelled and transgressed beyond bounds. [112] 3:[112]

Not all of them are alike: Of the People of the Book are a portion that stand (for the
right): They rehearse the Signs of Allah all night long, and they prostrate themselves
in adoration. [113] 3:[113]

They believe in Allah and the Last Day; they enjoin what is right, and forbid what is
wrong; and they hasten (in emulation) in (all) good works: They are in the ranks of
the righteous. [114] 3:[114]

Of the good that they do, nothing will be rejected of them; for Allah knoweth well
those that do right. [115] 3:[115]

Those who reject Faith,- neither their possessions nor their (numerous) progeny will
avail them aught against Allah. They will be companions of the Fire,- dwelling therein
(for ever). [116] 3:[116]

What they spend in the life of this (material) world may be likened to a wind which
brings a nipping frost: It strikes and destroys the harvest of men who have wronged
their own souls: it is not Allah that hath wronged them, but they wrong themselves.
[117] 3:[117]

O ye who believe! Take not into your intimacy those outside your ranks: They will not
fail to corrupt you. They only desire for you to suffer: Rank hatred has already
appeared from their mouths: What their hearts conceal is far worse. We have made
plain to you the Signs, if ye have wisdom. [118] 3:[118]

Ah! ye are those who love them, but they love you not,- though ye believe in the
whole of the Book. When they meet you, they say, "We believe": But when they are
alone, they bite off the very tips of their fingers at you in their rage. Say: "Perish in
your rage; Allah knoweth well all the secrets of the heart." [119] 3:[119]

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If aught that is good befalls you, it grieves them; but if some misfortune overtakes
you, they rejoice at it. But if ye are patient and do right, not the least harm will their
cunning do to you; for Allah Compasseth round about all that they do. [120] 3:[120]

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(Remember that morning) thou didst leave thy household (early) to post the faithful at
their stations for battle: And Allah heareth and knoweth all things: [121] 3:[121]

Remember two of your parties Meditated cowardice; but Allah was their protector,
and in Allah should the faithful (ever) put their trust. [122] 3:[122]

Allah had helped you at Badr, when ye were a contemptible little force; then fear
Allah. thus may ye show your gratitude. [123] 3:[123]

Remember thou saidst to the faithful: "Is it not enough for you that Allah should help
you with three thousand angels (Specially) sent down?" [124] 3:[124]

"Yea, - if ye remain firm, and act aright, even if the enemy should rush here on you in
hot haste, your Lord would help you with five thousand angels clearly marked. [125]
3:[125]

Allah made it but a message of hope for you, and an assurance to your hearts: (in
any case) there is no help except from Allah. The Exalted, the Wise: [126] 3:[126]

That He might cut off a fringe of the unbelievers or expose them to infamy, and they
should then be turned back, frustrated of their purpose. [127] 3:[127]

Not for thee, (but for Allah), is the decision: Whether He turn in mercy to them, or
punish them; for they are indeed wrong-doers. [128] 3:[128]

To Allah belongeth all that is in the heavens and on earth. He forgiveth whom He
pleaseth and punisheth whom He pleaseth; but Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.
[129] 3:[129]

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O ye who believe! Devour not usury, doubled and multiplied; but fear Allah. that ye
may (really) prosper. [130] 3:[130]

And fear the Fire, which is repaired for those who reject Faith: [131] 3:[131]

And obey Allah and the Messenger; that ye may obtain mercy. [132] 3:[132]

Be quick in the race for forgiveness from your Lord, and for a Garden whose width is
that (of the whole) of the heavens and of the earth, prepared for the righteous,- [133]
3:[133]

Those who spend (freely), whether in prosperity, or in adversity; who restrain anger,
and pardon (all) men;- for Allah loves those who do good;- [134] 3:[134]

And those who, having done an act of indecency to be ashamed of, or wronged their
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forgive sins except Allah? - and are never obstinate in persisting knowingly in (the
wrong) they have done. [135] 3:[135]

For such the reward is forgiveness from their Lord, and Gardens with rivers flowing
underneath,- an eternal dwelling: How excellent a recompense for those who work
(and strive)! [136] 3:[136]

There have been examples that have passed away before you: Travel through the
earth, and see what was the end of those who rejected Truth. [137] 3:[137]

Here is a plain statement to men, a guidance and instruction to those who fear Allah.
[138] 3:[138]

So lose not heart, nor fall into despair: For ye must gain mastery if ye are true in
Faith. [139] 3:[139]

If a wound hath touched you, be sure a similar wound hath touched the others. Such
days (of varying fortunes) We give to men and men by turns: that Allah may know
those that believe, and that He may take to Himself from your ranks martyr-witnesses
(to truth). And Allah loveth not those that do wrong. [140] 3:[140]

Allah's object also is to purge those that are true in Faith and to deprive of blessing
those that resist Faith. [141] 3:[141]

Did ye think that ye would enter Heaven without Allah testing those of you who fought
hard (In His Cause) and remained steadfast? [142] 3:[142]

Ye did indeed wish for death before ye met him: Now ye have seen it with your own
eyes, (and ye flinch!) [143] 3:[143]

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Muhammad is no more than a messenger: many were the a messengers that passed
away before him. Is it that if he died or were slain, will ye then turn back on your
heels? If any did turn back on his heels, not the least harm will he do to Allah. But
Allah (on the other hand) will swiftly reward those who (serve Him) with gratitude.
[144] 3:[144]

Nor can a soul die except by Allah's leave, the term being fixed as by writing. If any
do desire a reward in this life, We shall give it to him; and if any do desire a reward in
the Hereafter, We shall give it to him. And swiftly shall We reward those that (serve
us with) gratitude. [145] 3:[145]

How many of the prophets fought (in Allah's way), and with them (fought) large bands
of godly men? But they never lost heart if they met with disaster in Allah's way, nor
did they weaken (in will) nor give in. And Allah Loves those who are firm and
steadfast. [146] 3:[146]

All that they said was: "Our Lord! Forgive us our sins and anything we may have
done that transgressed our duty: Establish our feet firmly, and help us against those
that resist Faith." [147] 3:[147]

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And Allah gave them a reward in this world, and the excellent reward of the
Hereafter. For Allah Loves those who do good. [148] 3:[148]

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O ye who believe! If ye obey the unbelievers, they will drive you back on your heels,
and ye will turn back (from Faith) to your own loss. [149] 3:[149]

Nay, Allah is your Protector, and He is the best of helpers. [150] 3:[150]

Soon shall We cast terror into the hearts of the unbelievers, for that they joined
companions with Allah, for which He had sent no authority: their abode will be the
Fire: And evil is the home of the wrong-doers! [151] 3:[151]

Allah did indeed fulfill His promise to you when ye with His permission were about to
annihilate your enemy,-until ye flinched and fell to disputing about the order, and
disobeyed it after He brought you in sight (of the booty) which ye covet. Among you
are some that hanker after this world and some that desire the Hereafter. Then did
He divert you from your foes in order to test you But He forgave you: For Allah is full
of grace to those who believe. [152] 3:[152]

Behold! ye were climbing up the high ground, without even casting a side glance at
any one, and the Messenger in your rear was calling you back. There did Allah give
you one distress after another by way of requital, to teach you not to grieve for (the
booty) that had escaped you and for (the ill) that had befallen you. For Allah is well
aware of all that ye do. [153] 3:[153]

After (the excitement) of the distress, He sent down calm on a band of you overcome
with slumber, while another band was stirred to anxiety by their own feelings, moved
by wrong suspicions of Allah - suspicions due to ignorance. They said: "What affair is
this of ours?" Say thou: "Indeed, this affair is wholly Allah's." They hide in their minds
what they dare not reveal to thee. They say (to themselves): "If we had had anything
to do with this affair, We should not have been in the slaughter here." Say: "Even if
you had remained in your homes, those for whom death was decreed would certainly
have gone forth to the place of their death"; but (all this was) that Allah might test
what is in your breasts and purge what is in your hearts. For Allah knoweth well the
secrets of your hearts. [154] 3:[154]

Those of you who turned back on the day the two hosts met,-it was Satan who
caused them to fail, because of some (evil) they had done. But Allah Has blotted out
(their fault): For Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Forbearing. [155] 3:[155]

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O ye who believe! Be not like the unbelievers, who say of their brethren, when they
are traveling through the earth or engaged in fighting: "If they had stayed with us,
they would not have died, or been slain." This that Allah may make it a cause of sighs
and regrets in their hearts. It is Allah that gives Life and Death, and Allah sees well all
that ye do. [156] 3:[156]

And if ye are slain, or die, in the way of Allah, forgiveness and mercy from Allah are
far better than all they could amass : [157] 3:[157]

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And if ye die, or are slain, Lo! it is unto Allah that ye are brought together. [158]
3:[158]

It is part of the Mercy of Allah that thou dost deal gently with them. Wert thou severe
or harsh-hearted, they would have broken away from about thee: so pass over (their
faults), and ask for (Allah's) forgiveness for them; and consult them in affairs (of
moment). Then, when thou hast taken a decision put thy trust in Allah. For Allah
loves those who put their trust (in Him). [159] 3:[159]

If Allah helps you, none can overcome you: If He forsakes you, who is there, after
that, that can help you? In Allah, then, let believers put their trust. [160] 3:[160]

No prophet could (ever) be false to his trust. If any person is so false, He shall, on the
Day of Judgment, restore what he misappropriated; then shall every soul receive its
due,- whatever it earned,- and none shall be dealt with unjustly. [161] 3:[161]

Is the man who follows the good pleasure of Allah like the man who draws on himself
the wrath of Allah, and whose abode is in Hell?- A woeful refuge! [162] 3:[162]

They are in varying grades in the sight of Allah, and Allah sees well all that they do.
[163] 3:[163]

Allah did confer a great favor on the believers when He sent among them a
messenger from among themselves, rehearsing unto them the Signs of Allah,
sanctifying them, and instructing them in Scripture and Wisdom, while, before that,
they had been in manifest error. [164] 3:[164]

What! When a single disaster smites you, although ye smote (your enemies) with one
twice as great, do ye say?- "Whence is this?" Say (to them): "It is from yourselves:
For Allah hath power over all things." [165] 3:[165]

What ye suffered on the day the two armies met, was with the leave of Allah, in order
that He might test the believers,- [166] 3:[166]

And the Hypocrites also. These were told: "Come, fight in the way of Allah, or (at
least) drive (the foe from your city)." They said: "Had we known there would be a
fight, we should certainly have followed you." They were that day nearer to Unbelief
than to Faith, saying with their lips what was not in their hearts. But Allah hath full
knowledge of all they conceal. [167] 3:[167]

(They are) the ones that say, (of their brethren slain), while they themselves sit (at
ease): "If only they had listened to us they would not have been slain." Say: "Avert
death from your own selves, if ye speak the truth." [168] 3:[168]

Think not of those who are slain in Allah's way as dead. Nay, they live, finding their
sustenance in the presence of their Lord; [169] 3:[169]

They rejoice in the bounty provided by Allah. And with regard to those left behind,
who have not yet joined them (in their bliss), the (martyrs) glory in the fact that on
them is no fear, nor have they (cause to) grieve. [170] 3:[170]

They glory in the Grace and the bounty from Allah, and in the fact that Allah suffereth
not the reward of the Faithful to be lost (in the least). [171] 3:[171]

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Of those who answered the call of Allah and the Messenger, even after being
wounded, those who do right and refrain from wrong have a great reward;- [172]
3:[172]

Those to whom men said: "A great army is gathering against you, so fear them!". But
it (only) increased their Faith: They said: "For us Allah sufficeth, and He is the best
Guardian." [173] 3:[173]

And they returned with Grace and bounty from Allah.: no harm ever touched them:
For they followed the good pleasure of Allah. And Allah is the Lord of bounties
unbounded. [174] 3:[174]

It is only Satan suggests to you the fear of his votaries: Be ye not afraid of them, but
fear Me, if ye have faith. [175] 3:[175]

Let not those grieve thee who rush headlong into Unbelief: Not the least harm will
they do to Allah. Allah's plan is that He will give them no portion in the Hereafter, but
a severe punishment. [176] 3:[176]

Those who purchase Unbelief at the price of faith,- not the least harm will they do to
Allah, but they will have a grievous punishment. [177] 3:[177]

Let not the Unbelievers think that our respite to them is good for themselves: We
grant them respite that they may grow in their iniquity: But they will have a shameful
punishment. [178] 3:[178]

Allah will not leave the believers in the state in which ye are now, until He separates
what is evil from what is good. Nor will He disclose to you the secrets of the Unseen.
But He chooses of His Messengers (for the purpose) whom He pleases. So believe
in Allah, and His messengers: And if ye believe and do right, ye have a great reward
(without measure). [179] 3:[179]

And let not those who covetously withhold of the gifts which Allah Hath given them of
His Grace, think that it is good for them: Nay, it will be the worse for them: soon shall
the things which they covetously withheld be tied to their necks like a twisted collar,
on the Day of Judgment. To Allah belongs the heritage of the heavens and the earth;
and Allah is well-acquainted with all that ye do. [180] 3:[180]

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Allah hath heard the taunt of those who say: "Truly, Allah is indigent and we are
rich!"- We shall certainly record their word and (their act) of slaying the prophets in
defiance of right, and We shall say: "Taste ye the penalty of the Scorching Fire!"
[181] 3:[181]

"This is because of the (unrighteous deeds) which your hands sent on before ye: For
Allah never do injustice to His servants." [182] 3:[182]

They (also) said: "Allah took our promise not to believe in a messenger unless he
showed us a sacrifice consumed by Fire (from heaven)." Say: "There came to you

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messengers before me, with clear Signs and even with what ye ask for: why then did
ye slay them, if ye speak the truth?" [183] 3:[183]

Then if they reject thee, so were rejected messengers before thee, who came with
Clear Signs, The Scriptures, and the Book of Enlightenment. [184] 3:[184]

Every soul shall have the taste of death: And only on the Day of Judgment shall you
be paid your full recompense. Only he who is saved far from the Fire and admitted to
the Garden will have succeeded: For the life of this world is but goods and chattels of
deception. [185] 3:[185]

Ye shall certainly be tried and tested in your possessions and in your personal
selves; and ye shall certainly hear much that will grieve you, from those who received
the Book before you and from those who worship partners besides Allah. But if ye
persevere patiently, and guard against evil,-then that will be of great resolution. [186]
3:[186]

And remember Allah took a Covenant from the People of the Book, to make it known
and clear to mankind, and not to hide it; but they threw it away behind their backs,
and purchased with it some miserable gain! And vile was the bargain they made!
[187] 3:[187]

Think not that those who exult in what they have brought about, and love to be
praised for what they have not done,- think not that they can escape the penalty. For
them is a penalty grievous indeed. [188] 3:[188]

To Allah belongeth the dominion of the heavens and the earth; and Allah hath power
over all things. [189] 3:[189]

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Behold! In the creation of the heavens and the earth, and the alternation of night and
day,- there are indeed Signs for men of understanding,- [190] 3:[190]

Men who celebrate the praises of Allah, standing, sitting, and lying down on their
sides, and contemplate the (wonders of) creation in the heavens and the earth, (with
the thought): "Our Lord! Not for naught Hast Thou created (all) this! Glory to Thee!
Give us salvation from the Chastisement of the Fire." [191] 3:[191]

"Our Lord! any whom Thou dost admit to the Fire, truly Thou coverest with shame,
and never will wrong-doers find any helpers! [192] 3:[192]

"Our Lord! we have heard the call of one calling (us) to Faith, 'Believe ye in the Lord,'
and we have believed. Our Lord! Forgive us our sins, blot out from us our iniquities,
and take to Thyself our souls in the company of the righteous. [193] 3:[193]

"Our Lord! Grant us what Thou didst promise unto us through Thine messengers,
and save us from shame on the Day of Judgment: For Thou never breakest Thy
promise." [194] 3:[194]

And their Lord hath accepted of them, and answered them: "Never will I suffer to be
lost the work of any of you, be he male or female: Ye are members, one of another:
Those who have left their homes, or been driven out therefrom, or suffered harm in

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My Cause, or fought or been slain,- verily, I will blot out from them their iniquities, and
admit them into Gardens with rivers flowing beneath;- A reward from Allah, and from
Allah is the best of rewards." [195] 3:[195]

Let not the strutting about of the unbelievers through the land deceive thee: [196]
3:[196]

Little is it for enjoyment: Their ultimate abode is Hell: what an evil bed (to lie on)!
[197] 3:[197]

On the other hand, for those who fear their Lord, are Gardens, with rivers flowing
beneath; therein are they to dwell (for ever),- a gift from Allah; and that which is from
Allah is the best (bliss) for the righteous. [198] 3:[198]

And there are, certainly, among the People of the Book, those who believe in Allah,
in the revelation to you, and in the revelation to them; bowing in humility to Allah:
They will not sell the Signs of Allah for a miserable gain! For them is a reward with
their Lord, and Allah is swift in account. [199] 3:[199]

O ye who believe! Persevere in patience and constancy; vie in such perseverance;
strengthen each other; and fear Allah. that ye may prosper [200] 3:[200]

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