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#33. Ahzab *SURAH*

In the name of Allah Most Gracious Most Merciful

1. O Prophet! Fear Allah and hearken not to the Unbelievers and
the Hypocrites: verily Allah is full of knowledge and wisdom

2. But follow that which comes to thee by inspiration from thy
Lord: for Allah is well acquainted with (all) that ye do

3. And put thy trust in Allah and enough is Allah as a Disposer
of affairs

4. Allah has not made for any man two hearts in his (one) body:
nor has He made your wives whom ye divorce by Zihar your mothers:
nor has He made your adopted sons your sons. Such is (only) your
(manner of) speech by your mouths. But Allah tells (you) the
Truth and He shows the (right) Way.

5. Call them by (the names) of their fathers: that is juster in
the sight of Allah but if ye know not their father's (names call
them) your Brothers in faith or your Maulas. But there is no
blame on you if ye make a mistake therein: (what counts is) the
intention of your hearts: and Allah is Oft-Returning Most

6. The Prophet is closer to the Believers than their own selves
and his wives are their mothers. Blood-relations among each other
have closer personal ties in the Decree of Allah than (the
Brotherhood of) Believers and Muhajirs: nevertheless do ye what
is just to your closest friends: such is the writing in the
Decree (of Allah)

7. And remember We took from the Prophets their Covenant as (We
did) from thee: from Noah Abraham Moses and Jesus the son of
Mary: We took from them a solemn Covenant

8. That (Allah) may question the (Custodians) of Truth concerning
the Truth they (were charged with): and He has prepared for the
Unbelievers a grievous Penalty

9. O ye who believe! Remember the Grace of Allah (bestowed) on
you when there came down on you hosts (to overwhelm you): but We
sent against them a hurricane and force that ye saw not. But
Allah sees (clearly) all that ye do

10. Behold! they came on you from above you and from below you
and behold the eyes became dim and the hearts gaped up to the
throats and ye imagined various (vain) thoughts about Allah!

11. In that situation were the Believers tried: they were shaken
as by a tremendous shaking

12. And behold! the Hypocrites and those in whose hearts is a
disease (even) say: "Allah and His Apostle promised us nothing
but delusion!"

13. Behold! a party among them said: "Ye men of Yathrib! Ye
cannot stand (the attack)! Therefore go back!" and a band of them
ask for leave of the Prophet saying "Truly our houses are bare
and exposed" though they were not exposed: they intended nothing
but to run away

14. And if an entry had been effected to them from the sides of
the (City) and they had been incited to sedition they would
certainly have brought it to pass with none but a brief delay!

15. And yet they had already covenanted with Allah not to turn
their backs and a covenant with Allah must (surely) be answered

16. Say: "Running away will not profit you if ye are running away
from death or slaughter; and even if (ye do escape) no more than
a brief (respite) will ye be allowed to enjoy!"

17. Say: "Who is it that can screen you from Allah if it be His
wish to give you Punishment or to give you Mercy?" Nor will they
find for themselves besides Allah any protector or helper

18. Verily Allah knows those among you who keep back (men) and
those who say to their brethren "Come along to us" but come not
to the fight except for just a little while

19. Covetous over you. Then when fear comes thou wilt see them
looking to thee their eyes revolving like (those of) one over
whom hovers death: but when the fear is past they will smite you
with sharp tongues covetous of goods. Such men have no faith and
so Allah has made their deeds of none effect: and that is easy
for Allah

20. They think that the Confederates have not withdrawn; and if
the Confederates should come (again) they would wish they were in
the deserts (wandering) among the Bedouins and seeking news about
you (from a safe distance); and if they were in your midst they
would fight but little

21. Ye have indeed in the Apostle of Allah a beautiful pattern of
(conduct) for anyone whose hope is in Allah and the Final Day and
who engages much in the praise of Allah

22. When the Believers saw the Confederate forces they said:
"This is what Allah and His Apostle had promised us and Allah and
his Apostle told us what was true." And it only added to their
faith and their zeal in obedience

23. Among the Believers are men who have been true to their
Covenant with Allah: of them some have completed their vow to
(the extreme) and some (still) wait: but they have never changed
(their determination) in the least:

24. That Allah may reward the men of Truth for their Truth and
punish the Hypocrites if that be His Will or turn to them in
Mercy: for Allah is Oft-Forgiving Most Merciful

25. And Allah turned back the Unbelievers for (all) their fury:
no advantage did they gain and enough is Allah for the Believers
in their fight. And Allah is full of Strength Able to enforce His

26. And those of the people of the Book who aided them Allah did
take them down from their strongholds and cast terror into their
hearts (so that), some ye slew and some ye made prisoners

27. And He made you heirs of their lands their houses and their
goods and of a land which ye had not frequented (before). And
Allah has power over all things

28. O Prophet! say to thy Consorts: "If it be that ye desire the
life of this world and its glitter then come! I will provide for
your enjoyment and set you free in a handsome manner"

29. But if ye seek Allah and His Apostle and the Home of the
Hereafter verily Allah has prepared for the well-doers amongst
you a great reward

30. O Consorts of the Prophet! if any of you were guilty of
evident unseemly conduct the Punishment would be doubled to her
and that is easy for Allah

31. But any of you that is devout in the service of Allah and His
Apostle and works righteousness to her shall We grant her reward
twice: and We have prepared for her a generous Sustenance

32. O Consorts of the Prophet! ye are not like any of the (other)
women: if ye do fear (Allah) be not too complaisant of speech
lest one in whose heart is a disease should be moved with desire:
but speak ye a speech (that is) just

33. And stay quietly in your houses and make not a dazzling
display like that of the former Times of Ignorance; and establish
regular Prayer and give regular Charity; and obey Allah and His
Apostle. And Allah only wishes to remove all abomination from you
ye Members of the Family and to make you pure and spotless

34. And recite what is rehearsed to you in your homes of the
Signs of Allah and His wisdom: for Allah understands the finest
mysteries and is well-acquainted (with them)

35. For Muslim men and women for believing men and women for
devout men and women for true men and women for men and women who
are patient and constant for men and women who humble themselves
for men and women who give in charity for men and women who fast
(and deny themselves) for men and women who guard their chastity
and for men and women who engage much in Allah's praise for them
has Allah prepared forgiveness and great reward

36. It is not fitting for a Believer man or woman when a matter
has been decided by Allah and His Apostle to have any option
about their decision if anyone disobeys Allah and His Apostle he
is indeed on a clearly wrong Path

37. Behold! thou didst say to one who had received the grace of
Allah and thy favor: "Retain thou (in wedlock) thy wife and fear
Allah." But thou didst hide in thy heart that which Allah was
about to make manifest: thou didst fear the people but it is more
fitting that thou shouldst fear Allah. Then when Zaid had
dissolved (his marriage) with her with the necessary (formality)
We joined her in marriage to thee: in order that (in future)
there may be no difficulty to the Believers in (the matter of)
marriage with the wives of their adopted sons when the latter
have dissolved with the necessary (formality) (their marriage)
with them: and Allah's command must be fulfilled

38. There can be no difficulty to the Prophet in what Allah has
indicated to him as a duty.It was the practice (approved) of
Allah amongst those of old that have passed away and the command
of Allah is a decree determined

39. (It is the practice of those) who preach the Messages of
Allah and fear Him and fear none but Allah: and enough is Allah
to call (men) to account

40. Muhammad is not the father of any of your men but (he is) the
Apostle of Allah and the Seal of the Prophets: and Allah has full
knowledge of all things

41. O ye who believe! celebrate the praises of Allah and do this

42. And glorify Him morning and evening

43. He it is Who sends blessings on you as do His angels that He
may bring you out from the depths of Darkness into Light: and He
is Full of Mercy to the Believers

44. Their salutation on the Day they meet Him will be "peace!":
and He has prepared for them a generous Reward

45. O Prophet! Truly We have sent thee as a Witness a Bearer of
Glad Tidings and a Warner

46. And as one who invites to Allah's (Grace) by His leave and as
a Lamp spreading Light

47. Then give the glad tidings to the Believers that they shall
have from Allah a very great Bounty

48. And obey not (the behests) of the Unbelievers and the
Hypocrites and heed not their annoyances but put thy trust in
Allah for enough is Allah as a Disposer of affairs

49. O ye who believe! when ye marry believing women and then
divorce them before ye have touched them no period of Iddah have
ye to count in respect of them: so give them a present and set
them free in a handsome manner

50. O prophet! We have made lawful to thee thy wives to whom thou
hast paid their dowers; and those whom thy right hand possesses
out of the prisoners of war whom Allah has assigned to thee; and
daughters of thy paternal uncles and aunts and daughters of thy
maternal uncles and aunts who migrated (from Mecca) with thee;
and any believing woman who dedicates her soul to the Prophet if
the Prophet wishes to wed her this only for thee and not for the
Believers (at large); We know what We have appointed for them as
to their wives and the captives whom their right hands possess in
order that there should be no difficulty for Thee. And Allah is
Oft-Forgiving Most Merciful

51. Thou mayest defer (the turn of) any of them that thou
pleasest and thou mayest receive any thou pleasest: and there is
no blame on thee if thou invite one whose (turn) thou hadst set
aside. This were nigher to the cooling of their eyes the
prevention of their grief and their satisfaction that of all of
them with that which thou hast to give them: and Allah knows
(all) that is in your hearts: and Allah is All-Knowing Most

52. It is not lawful for thee (to marry more) women after this
nor to change them for (other) wives even thought their beauty
attract thee except any thy right hand should possess (as
handmaidens): and Allah doth watch over all things

53. O ye who Believe! enter not the Prophet's houses until leave
is given you for a meal (and then) not (so early as) to wait for
its preparation: but when ye are invited enter; and when ye have
taken your meal disperse without seeking familiar talk. Such
(behavior) annoys the Prophet: He is ashamed to dismiss you but
Allah is not ashamed (to tell you) the truth. And when ye ask
(his ladies) for anything ye want ask them from before a screen:
that makes for greater purity for your hearts and for theirs. Nor
is it right for you that ye should annoy Allah's Apostle or that
ye should marry his widows after him at any time. Truly such a
thing is in Allah's sight an enormity

54. Whether ye reveal anything or conceal it verily Allah has
full knowledge of all things

55. There is no blame (on these ladies if they appear) before
their fathers or their sons their brothers or their brothers'
sons or their sisters' sons or their women or the (slaves) whom
their right hands possess. And (ladies) fear Allah: for Allah is
Witness to all things

56. Allah and His angels send blessings on the Prophet: O ye that
believe! send ye blessings on him and salute him with all respect

57. Those who annoy Allah and his Apostle Allah has cursed them
in this world and in the Hereafter and has prepared for them a
humiliating Punishment

58. And those who annoy believing men and women undeservedly bear
(on themselves) a calumny and a glaring sin

59. O prophet! tell thy wives and daughters and the believing
women that they should cast their outer garments over their
persons (when abroad): that is most convenient that they should
be known (as such) and not molested: and Allah is Oft-Forgiving
Most Merciful

60. Truly if the Hypocrites and those in whose hearts is a
disease and those who stir up sedition in the City desist not We
shall certainly stir thee up against them: then will they not be
able to stay in it as thy neighbors for any length of time

61. They shall have a curse on them: wherever they are found they
shall be seized and slain (without mercy)

62. (Such was) the practice (approved) of Allah among those who
lived aforetime: no change wilt thou find in the practice
(approved) of Allah

63. Men ask thee concerning the Hour: say "The knowledge thereof
is with Allah (alone)": and what will make thee understand?
Perchance the Hour is nigh!

64. Verily Allah has cursed the Unbelievers and prepared for them
a Blazing Fire

65. To dwell therein forever: no protector will they find nor

66. The Day that their faces will be turned upside down in the
Fire they will say: "Woe to us! would that we had obeyed Allah
and obeyed the Apostle!"

67. And they would say: "Our Lord! we obeyed our chiefs and our
great ones and they misled us as to the (right) path

68. "Our Lord! give them Double Penalty and curse them with a
very great Curse!"

69. O ye who believe! be ye not like those who vexed and insulted
Moses but Allah cleared him of the (calumnies) they had uttered:
and he was honorable in Allah's sight

70. O ye who believe! fear Allah and (always) say a word directed
to the Right

71. That He may make your conduct whole and sound and forgive you
your sins: he that obeys Allah and His Apostle has already
attained the highest Achievement

72. We did indeed offer the Trust to the Heavens and the Earth
and the Mountains: but they refused to undertake it being afraid
thereof: but man undertook it he was indeed unjust and foolish

73. (With the result) that Allah has to punish the Hypocrites men
and women and the Unbelievers men and women and Allah turns in
Mercy to the Believers men and women: for Allah is Oft-Forgiving
Most Merciful

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