Published on 27 Feb 2011 | over 5 years ago
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 the (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 by similitudes.
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 to test 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, and 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 deeds fruitless.
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 (fates 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 to 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 it are rivers of water incorruptible; rivers of milk of which the taste never changes; rivers of wine, a joy to those who drink; and rivers of honey pure and clear. In it there are for them all kinds of fruits; and Grace from their Lord. (Can those in such Bliss) be 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 lusts.
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 thy 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 one in 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.