HOLY QURAN - THE TREASURE OF
FAITH (English Translation)
AL NISA (THE WOMEN)
(Revealed at Medinah - contains 176 verses
- 24 sections)
Allah - beginning with the name of - the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful
4:1] O mankind! Fear your Lord Who created you from a single soul and from it
created its spouse and from them both has spread the multitude of men and
women; fear Allah in Whose name you claim (your
rights from one another) and be mindful of your blood relations; indeed
Allah is always seeing you.
4:2] And give the orphans their wealth and do not exchange the pure for the
foul; and do not devour (or use up)
their wealth, mixing it with your own; this is indeed a great sin.
4:3] And if you fear that you will not be just towards orphan girls, marry the
women whom you like - two at a time, or three or four; then if you fear that
you cannot keep two women equally then marry only one or the bondwomen you
own; this is closer to your not doing injustice.
4:4] And give the women their bridal money willingly; then if they willingly
give you a part of it, eat (use) it
with joy and fruition.
4:5] And do not give the foolish their wealth which is in your custody - those
for whom Allah has put you in charge to maintain (look
after) - and feed and clothe them from it, and speak kindly to them.
4:6] And test the orphans till they are fit to get married (reach
full age); then if you find them of proper judgement,
hand over their wealth to them; and do not devour it by spending excessively
and hastily, fearing that they will grow up; and whoever is not in need must
abstain; and whoever is needy may use from it in a reasonable measure; and
when you hand over their wealth to them, get witnesses over them; and Allah is
Sufficient to take account.
4:7] For men is a share from what the parents and near relatives leave behind,
and for women is a share from what the parents and near relatives leave
behind, whether the wealth (inheritance)
is small or large; the share is a fixed one.
4:8] And if relatives and orphans and the needy are present at the time of
disbursement, give them something from it and speak to them with kindness.
4:9] And those people must fear, who if they die leaving behind them young
children would be afraid for them; so they must fear Allah and speak with
4:10] Indeed those who unjustly devour the wealth of orphans only fill their
bellies with fire; and soon they will go into a blazing pit.
4:11] Allah commands you concerning your children; the son’s share is equal
to that of two daughters; and if there are only daughters, for them is
two-thirds of the inheritance, even if they are more than two; and if there is
only one daughter, for her is half; and to each of the deceased’s parents a
sixth of the inheritance, if he has children; and if the deceased has no
children but leaves behind parents, then one third for the mother; and if he
has several brothers and sisters, a sixth for the mother, after any will he
may have made and payment of debt; your fathers and your sons - you do not
know which of them will be more useful to you; this is the share fixed by
Allah; indeed Allah is All Knowing, Wise.
4:12] And from what your wives leave, half is for you if they do not have any
child; or if they have a child for you is a fourth of what they leave, after
any will they may have made or debt to be paid; and to the women is a fourth
of what you leave behind, if you do not have any child; or if you have a child
then an eighth of what you leave behind, after any will you may have made, or
debt to be paid; and if a deceased does not leave behind a mother, father or
children but has a brother or a sister through a common mother, then to each
of them a sixth; and if they (brothers
and sisters) are more than two, then they shall all share in a third,
after any will that may have been made or debt to be paid, in which the
deceased has not caused a loss (to the
heirs); this is the decree of Allah; and Allah is All Knowing, Most
4:13] These are the limits of Allah; and whoever obeys Allah and His Noble
Messenger - Allah will admit him into Gardens beneath which rivers flow -
abiding in it forever; and this is the great success.
4:14] And whoever disobeys Allah and His Noble Messenger and crosses all His
limits - Allah will put him in the fire (of
hell), in which he will remain forever; and for him is a disgraceful
4:15] And take testimony from four chosen men amongst you, against the women
among you who commit adultery; and if they testify, confine those women in the
houses until death takes them away or Allah creates a solution for them.
4:16] And punish them both, the man and the woman, whoever are
guilty of it (adultery); then if
they repent and become pious, leave them; indeed Allah is the Most Acceptor Of
Repentance, Most Merciful.
4:17] Undoubtedly the repentance which Allah has by His grace made obligatory
upon Himself to accept, is only the repentance of
those who commit sin in folly and then soon repent - towards them does Allah
incline in mercy; and Allah is the All Knowing, the Wise.
4:18] And that repentance is not of those who constantly commit sins, and when
death approaches one of them, he says, "I
repent now", nor of those who die as disbelievers; for them, We have kept
prepared a painful punishment.
4:19] O People who Believe! It is not lawful for you to forcibly become the
women’s heirs; and do not restrain women with the intention of taking away a
part of bridal money you gave them, unless they openly commit the shameful;
and deal kindly with them; and if you do not like them, so it is possible that
you dislike a thing in which Allah has placed abundant good.
4:20] And if you wish to change one wife for another and you have given her
heaps of treasure, do not take back anything from it; will you take it back by
slander and open sin?
4:21] And how will you take it back whereas you have become unveiled before
each other, and they have taken a strong pledge from you?
4:22] And do not marry the women who were wedded to your fathers (and
grand fathers), except what has already passed; that is indeed an act of
shame and great wrong; and an evil way.
4:23] Forbidden for you are your mothers, and your daughters, and your
sisters, and your father’s sisters, and your mother’s sisters, and your
brothers’ daughters and your sisters’ daughters, and your foster-mothers (who
breast-fed you), and their daughters (your
foster-sisters), and your wives’ mothers (mothers-in-law),
and your wives’ daughters who are under your protection - born of the women
with whom you have cohabited; and if you have not cohabited with them, then it
is no sin for you to marry their daughters; and (forbidden
are) the wives of your own sons (and
foster-sons and grandsons) and the keeping of two sisters together in
marriage, except what has already passed; indeed Allah is Oft Forgiving, Most
4:24] And all married women are forbidden for you except the wives of
disbelievers who come into your possession as bondwomen; this is Allah’s
decree for you; and other than these, all women are lawful for you so that you
seek them in exchange of your wealth in proper wedlock, not adultery;
therefore give the women you wish to marry, their appointed bridal money; and
after the appointment (of bridal money)
there is no sin on you if you come to a mutual agreement; indeed Allah is All
4:25] And whoever among you does not have in marriage free, believing women
due to poverty, should marry from the believing bondwomen you own; and Allah
knows well your faith; you are from one another; therefore marry them with the
permission of their masters, and give them their bridal money according to
custom, they becoming (faithful)
wives, not committing mischief or secretly making friends; so when they are
married and commit the shameful, for them is half the punishment prescribed
for free women; this is for one among you who fears falling into adultery; and
to practice patience is better for you; and Allah is Oft Forgiving, Most
4:26] Allah wills to explain His commands to you and show you the ways of
those before you, and to incline towards you with His mercy; and Allah is All
4:27] And Allah wills to incline towards you with His mercy; and those who
pursue their own pleasures wish that you be far separated from the Straight
4:28] Allah wills to lessen your burden; and man was created weak.
4:29] O People who Believe! Do not unjustly devour the property of each other,
except through trade by mutual agreement; and do not kill one another; indeed
Allah is Most Merciful upon you.
4:30] And whoever does that through injustice and oppression, We shall soon
put him in the fire; and this is easy for Allah.
4:31] If you keep avoiding the cardinal sins that are forbidden to you, We
will forgive you your other (lesser)
sins and admit you into a noble place.
4:32] And do not long for things by which Allah has given superiority to some
of you over others; for men is the share of what they earn; and for women the
share from what they earn; and seek from Allah His munificence; indeed Allah
4:33] And for all, We have appointed heirs - from whatever the parents and
near relatives leave behind; and to those with whom you have made an
agreement, give them their dues; indeed all things are present before Allah.
4:34] Men are in charge of women, as Allah has made one of them superior to
the other, and because men spend their wealth for the women; so virtuous women
are the reverent ones, guarding behind their husbands the way Allah has
decreed guarding; and the women from whom you fear disobedience, (at
first) advise them and (then)
do not cohabit with them, and (lastly)
beat them; then if they obey you, do not seek to do injustice to them; indeed
Allah is Supreme, Great.
4:35] And if you fear a dispute between husband and wife, send an arbitrator
from the man’s family and an arbitrator from the woman’s family; if these
two wish conciliation, Allah will unite them; indeed Allah is All Knowing,
4:36] And worship Allah and do not ascribe any partner to Him, and be good to
parents, and to relatives, and orphans, and the needy, and the related neighbour
and the unrelated neighbour, and the close
companion and the traveller; and your bondwomen;
indeed Allah does not like any boastful, proud person. -
4:37] Those who are misers and preach miserliness to others, and hide what
Allah has bestowed upon them from His munificence; and We have kept ready a
disgraceful punishment for the disbelievers.
4:38] And those who spend their wealth in order for people to see, and do not
accept faith in Allah nor the Last Day; and whoever has Satan (the
devil) as a companion - so what an evil companion is he!
4:39] And what would they lose, if they had believed in Allah and the Last Day
and spent from what Allah has bestowed upon them? And Allah knows them very
4:40] Allah does not commit even the least injustice; and if there is a good
deed, He doubles it and gives from Himself a great reward.
4:41] So how will it be when We bring a witness from each nation (religion),
and We bring you (O dear Prophet
Mohammed - peace and blessings be upon him) as a witness and a watcher
over them? (The Holy Prophet is a
witness from Allah.)
4:42] On that day, those who disbelieved and disobeyed the Noble Messenger
will wish that they be buried and the ground levelled
above them; and they will not be able to hide anything from Allah.
4:43] O People who Believe! Do not approach the prayer when you are
intoxicated until you have the sense to understand what you say, nor in the
state of impurity until you have bathed except while travelling;
and if you are ill or on a journey or one of you returns from answering the
call of nature or you have cohabited with women, and you do not find water,
then cleanse (yourself) with clean
soil - therefore stroke your faces and your hands with it; indeed Allah is
Most Pardoning, Oft Forgiving.
4:44] Did you not see those who received a portion of the Book,
that they purchase error and wish that you too go astray from the right
4:45] Allah well knows your enemies; Allah is Sufficient as a Guardian, and
Allah is Sufficient as a Supporter.
4:46] Some of the Jews interchange the words from their places and say, “We
hear and disobey” - and they say “Hear- may you not be able to hear” -
and they say “Raena (Be
considerate towards us)” distorting it with their tongues and in order
to slander religion; had they said, “We hear and we obey” and “Kindly
listen to us, O dear Prophet,” and “Look mercifully upon us, O dear
Prophet”, it would have been much better for them and more just - but Allah
has cursed them for their disbelief; so they do not believe except a little.
4:47] O People given the Book(s)! Believe in what
We have sent down confirming the Book which you possess, before We transform
some faces so turning them towards their backs, or curse them like We had
cursed the people of Sabth; and (know
that) the Allah’s command is always carried out!
4:48] Undoubtedly Allah does not forgive (the
sin of ) of disbelieving in Him and forgives
anything lower than it to whomever He wills; and whoever ascribes partners to
Allah has invented a tremendous sin.
4:49] Did you not see those who proclaim their piety (cleanliness
of deeds)? In fact Allah purifies whomever He wills, and no injustice,
even equal to the hair upon a date seed will be done to them.
4:50] See how they fabricate lies against Allah! And this is a sufficient
4:51] Did you not see those who received a portion of the Book,
that they believe in idols and the devil, and say regarding the
disbelievers that they are more rightly guided than the Muslims?
4:52] It is they whom Allah has cursed; and for those whom Allah has cursed,
you (Prophet Mohammed - peace and
blessings be upon him) will never find any supporter.
4:53] Do they have some share in the kingship?- if
it were, they would not give to mankind even a single sesame.
4:54] Or do they envy people due to what Allah has given them from His grace?
In that case, We bestowed the Book and the wisdom upon the family of Ibrahim
(Abraham), and We gave them a great
4:55] So some of them believed in it and some of them turned away from it; and
sufficient is hell, a blazing fire!
4:56] We shall soon put those who disbelieve in Our signs into the fire;
whenever their skins are cooked (fully
burnt) We shall change them for new skins so they may taste the punishment
(again and again); indeed Allah is
4:57] And those who believed and did good deeds, We shall soon admit them into
Gardens beneath which rivers flow - abiding in it forever; in it for them are
pure wives - and We shall admit them into places of plentiful shade.
4:58] Indeed Allah commands you to hand over whatever you hold in trust, to
their owners - and that whenever you judge between people, judge with
fairness; undoubtedly Allah gives you an excellent advice; indeed Allah is All
Hearing, All Seeing.
4:59] O People who Believe! Obey Allah and the Noble Messenger and those
amongst you who are in authority; so if there is a dispute amongst you
concerning any matter, refer it to Allah and the Noble Messenger (for
judgement) if you believe in Allah and the
Last Day; this is better and has the best outcome.
4:60] Did you not see those whose claim is that they believe in what has been
sent down on you and what was sent down before you, and they then wish to make
the devil their judge, whereas they were ordered to completely reject him? And
the devil wishes to mislead them far astray.
4:61] And when they are told, "Come towards the Book sent down by Allah
and to the Noble Messenger," you will see that the hypocrites turn their
faces away from you.
4:62] What will be their state, if some calamity befalls them as a result of
what their own hands have sent before them - and then they come to you (O
dear Prophet Mohammed - peace and blessings be upon him), swearing by
Allah that, "Our goal was only to do good and create harmony"?
4:63] The secrets of their hearts are well known to Allah; so avoid them and
explain to them, and speak to them clearly in their affairs.
4:64] And We did not send any Noble Messenger except that he be obeyed by
Allah’s command; and if they, when they have wronged their own souls, come
humbly to you (O dear Prophet Mohammed
- peace and blessings be upon him) and seek forgiveness from Allah, and
the Noble Messenger intercedes for them, they will certainly find Allah as the
Most Acceptor Of Repentance, the Most Merciful.
4:65] So O dear Prophet (Mohammed -
peace and blessings be upon him), by oath of your Lord, they will not be
Muslims until they appoint you a judge for the disputes between them - and
then whatever you have decided, they should not find opposition to it within
their hearts, and they must accept it wholeheartedly.
4:66] And had We decreed for them to slay themselves or to leave their homes
and families, only a few of them would have done it; and if they did what they
are advised to, it would be good for them, and would have strengthened faith.
4:67] And were it so, We would bestow upon them a great reward from Ourselves.
4:68] And would certainly guide them to the Straight Path.
4:69] And whoever obeys Allah and His Noble Messenger, will be with
upon whom Allah has bestowed grace - that is, the Prophets and the truthful
and the martyrs and the virtuous; and what excellent companions they are!
4:70] This is Allah’s munificence; and Allah is Sufficient, the All Knowing.
4:71] O People who Believe! Be cautious, then advance towards the enemy in
small numbers or all together.
4:72] Indeed among you is one who will certainly loiter behind; then if some
disaster were to befall you, he would say, "It was Allah’s grace upon
me that I was not present with them!"
4:73] And were you to receive Allah’s munificence (a
bounty), he would surely say - as if there had
been no friendship between you and him - "Alas - if only I had been with
them, I would have achieved a great success!"
4:74] So those who sell the life of this world for the Hereafter,
must fight in Allah's cause; and We shall bestow a great reward upon whoever
fights in Allah's cause, whether he is martyred or is victorious.
4:75] And what is the matter with you, that you should not
fight in Allah’s cause and for the feeble men, and women, and
children, who invoke, "Our Lord! Liberate us from this town, the people
of which are unjust; and give us a protector from Yourself;
and give us a supporter from Yourself." (Allah
has created many supporters for the believers.)
4:76] The believers fight for Allah’s cause; and the disbelievers fight for
the devil’s cause - so fight against the friends
of the devil; undoubtedly the devil’s conspiracy is weak.
4:77] Did you not see those to whom it was said, "Restrain your hands,
keep the prayer established and pay the charity"; but when fighting was
ordained for them, some of them started fearing people, the way they feared
Allah - or even greater! And they said, "Our Lord! Why have You ordained
fighting for us? If only You would have let us live some more!" Say (O
dear Prophet Mohammed - peace and blessings be upon him), "The usage
of this world is meagre; and the Hereafter is
better for the pious; and you will not be wronged even (the
weight of) a single thread."
4:78] Death will come to you wherever you may be, even if you were in strong
fortresses; if some good reaches them they say, "This is from
Allah"; and if any misfortune reaches them, they say, "This is from
you"; say, "Everything is from Allah"; what is wrong with these
people, that they do not seem to understand anything?
4:79] Whatever good reaches you, O listeners, is from Allah, and whatever ill
reaches you is from yourselves; and We have sent you (O
dear Prophet Mohammed - peace and blessings be upon him) as a Noble
Messenger towards all mankind; and Allah is Sufficient, as a Witness.
4:80] Whoever obeys the Noble Messenger has indeed obeyed Allah; and for those
who turn away - We have not sent you as their saviour.
4:81] And they say, "We have obeyed"; and when they go away from
you, a group of them spend the night conspiring against what they had said;
and Allah records what they conspired by night; therefore O dear Prophet (Mohammed
- peace and blessings be upon him) avoid them and rely upon Allah; and
Allah is Sufficient as a Trustee (of
4:82] So do they not ponder about the Qur’an?
And had it been from anyone besides Allah, they would certainly find much
contradiction in it.
4:83] And when any news of safety or fear comes to them, they speak of it
publicly; and had they referred it to the Noble Messenger and to those among
them having authority, those among them who are able to infer would certainly
learn the truth of the matter from them; and were it not for Allah’s
munificence upon you, and His mercy, all of you would have certainly followed
Satan - except a few.
4:84] Therefore O dear Prophet, fight in Allah's cause; you will not be
burdened except for yourself, and urge the believers (to
fight); it is likely that Allah will curb the strength of the
disbelievers; and Allah's strike is most stinging and His punishment the most
4:85] Whoever makes a noble intercession will have a share of it, and whoever
makes an evil intercession will have a share of it; and Allah is Able to do
4:86] And when you are greeted with some words, greet back with words better
than it or with the same; indeed Allah will take account of everything.
4:87] Allah! There is none worthy of worship except Him; He will surely gather
you all on the Day of Resurrection in which there is no doubt; and whose
Words are more true than those of Allah? (Allah
does not lie.)
4:88] So what is the matter with you that you got divided into two groups
concerning the hypocrites, whereas Allah has inverted them because of their
misdeeds? Do you wish to guide one whom Allah has sent astray? And for one
whom Allah sends astray, you will not find a way.
4:89] They wish that you too should turn disbelievers the way they did, so
that you all may become equal - so do not befriend any of them until they
forsake their homes and families in Allah’s cause; then if they turn back,
seize them and kill them wherever you find them; and do not take any of them
as a friend nor as a supporter.
4:90] Except those who are related to the people between whom and you is a
treaty, or who come to you with their hearts no longer having the will to
fight you or to fight their own people; had Allah willed, He would certainly
have given them power over you so that they would have surely fought you; then
if they avoid you and do not wage war against you and make an offer of peace -
then Allah has not kept for you a way against them.
4:91] You will now find others who desire that they should be safe from you
and also safe from their own people; whenever their people turn them towards
war, they fall headlong into it; so if they do not avoid (confronting)
you nor submit an offer of peace nor restrain their hands, seize them and kill
them wherever you find them; and they are the ones against whom We have given
you clear authority.
4:92] It is not rightful for a Muslim to kill another Muslim, unless it occurs
by mistake; and the one who mistakenly kills a Muslim must set free a Muslim
slave and pay blood-money to the family of the slain, except if they forego
it; and if the victim is of a people who are hostile to you, and the killer is
a Muslim, then only the setting free of a Muslim slave (is
obligatory); and if the victim is from a people between whom and you there
is a treaty, then blood-money must be paid to his family and the setting free
of a Muslim slave; therefore one who has no means must fast for two
consecutive months; this is his penance before Allah; and Allah is All
4:93] And whoever slays a Muslim on purpose, his reward will be hell - to
remain in it for ages - and Allah has wreaked wrath upon him and has cursed
him and kept prepared a terrible punishment for him.
4:94] O People who Believe! When you go forth to fight in holy war, make a
proper study, and do not say to the one who greets you, "You are not a
Muslim," - you seek the means of this worldly life; so with Allah are the
bounties in plenty; you too were like this before, then Allah bestowed His favour
on you, therefore you must make a proper study; indeed Allah knows whatever
4:95] The Muslims who stay back from holy war without proper excuse, are not
equal to the Muslims who fight in Allah's cause with their wealth and lives;
Allah has bestowed higher ranks to the warriors who strive with their wealth
and lives, than those who stay back; and Allah has promised good to all; and
Allah has favoured the warriors upon those who
stay back, with a great reward.
4:96] Ranks (of honour)
from Him, and forgiveness, and mercy; and Allah is Oft Forgiving, Most
4:97] The angels ask the people whose souls they remove while they were
wronging themselves, "What were you engaged in?" They reply,
"We were powerless in the land"; the angels say, "Was Allah’s
earth not spacious enough for you to have migrated in it?" The
destination for such is hell; and a very wretched place to return.
4:98] Except those who were forcibly subdued among men, and the women and
children, unable to devise a plan and unaware of the way.
4:99] So for such, it is likely that Allah will pardon them; and Allah is Most
Pardoning, Oft Forgiving.
4:100] Whoever migrates for Allah's cause will find much shelter and abundant
capacity in the earth; and whoever leaves his home, migrating towards Allah
and His Noble Messenger, and death seizes him, his reward then lies entrusted
with Allah; and Allah is Oft Forgiving, Most Merciful.
4:101] And when you travel in the land, it is no sin for you to curtail some
of your obligatory prayers; if you fear that disbelievers may cause you harm;
undoubtedly the disbelievers are open enemies to you.
4:102] And when you (O dear Prophet
Mohammed - peace and blessings be upon him) are among them and lead them
in prayer, only a group of them should be with you, and they must keep their
weapons with them; so when they have performed their prostrations they should
move away behind you; and the other group that had not prayed, must come and
offer prayers in your leadership, keeping their guard and weapons with them;
the disbelievers wish that you neglect your arms and your means so they may
overpower you with a single attack; it is no sin for you to lay aside your
arms due to rain or if you are sick; and keep your guard; undoubtedly Allah
has kept prepared a disgraceful punishment for the disbelievers.
4:103] So when you have offered your prayers remember Allah while standing,
sitting and reclining; and when you feel secure, offer prayers in the usual
manner; indeed prayers are a time bound obligatory duty upon the Muslims.
4:104] Do not relax in pursuit of the disbelievers; if you are suffering, they
also suffer as you do; and you expect from Allah what they do not; and Allah
is All Knowing, Wise.
4:105] We have indeed sent down the true Book towards you (O
dear Prophet Mohammed - peace and blessings be upon him), so that you may
judge between men, in the way Allah may show you; and do not plead on behalf
of the treacherous.
4:106] And seek forgiveness from Allah; indeed Allah is Oft Forgiving, Most
4:107] And do not plead on behalf of those who deceive themselves; indeed
Allah does not like any treacherous, excessive sinner.
4:108] They hide from men and do not hide from Allah, whereas Allah is with
them when they plan in their hearts that which displeases Him; and Allah has
their deeds encompassed.
4:109] Pay heed! It is you people who argued on their behalf in the life of
this world; so who will fight on their behalf with Allah on the Day of
Resurrection, or who will be their pleader?
4:110] And whoever does evil or wrongs his own soul and then seeks forgiveness
from Allah, will find Allah Oft Forgiving, Most Merciful.
4:111] And whoever earns sin, his earnings will only be against himself; and
Allah is the Knowing, Wise.
4:112] And whoever commits a mistake or a sin, then
blames it on someone innocent has indeed burdened himself with infamy and a
4:113] And O dear Prophet, were it not for Allah’s munificence and His mercy
upon you, a group among them would have wished to deceive you; and they only
mislead themselves and will not harm you at all; and Allah has sent down upon
you the Book and wisdom, and taught you all what you did not know*; and upon
you is Allah’s great munificence. (Allah
gave the knowledge of the hidden to the Holy Prophet – peace and blessings be
4:114] Most of their discussions do not contain any good, except of the one
who enjoins charity or goodness or peace-making among people; whoever does
that to seek the pleasure of Allah - We shall soon give him a great reward.
4:115] And whoever opposes the Noble Messenger after the right path has been
made clear to him, and follows a way other than that of the Muslims, We shall
leave him as he is, and put him in hell; and what a wretched place to return!
4:116] Allah does not forgive (the
greatest sin) that partners be ascribed with Him - and He forgives all
that is below (lesser sins) it, to
whomever He wills; and whoever ascribes partners with Allah has indeed
wandered far astray.
4:117] The polytheists do not worship Allah, except some females; and they do
not worship anyone except the rebellious Satan.
4:118] The one whom Allah has cursed; and the devil said, "I swear, I
will certainly take an appointed portion of Your bondmen," -
4:119] "And I will surely lead them astray, and I will certainly arouse
desires in them, and I will definitely order them so they will pierce
animals’ ears, and I will definitely order them so they will alter Allah’s
creation"; and whoever chooses the devil for a friend instead of Allah,
has indeed suffered a manifest loss.
4:120] The devil promises them and arouses desires in them; and the devil does
not give them promises except of deceit.
4:121]The destination for such is hell; they will not find any refuge from it.
4:122] And those who believed and did good deeds - We shall soon admit them
into Gardens beneath which rivers flow, abiding in them for ever and ever; a
true promise from Allah; and whose Words are more true than those of Allah? (Allah
does not lie.)
4:123] The affair does not rest on your thoughts, nor the
cravings of the People given the Book(s); whoever does wrong will get
the recompense of it - and will not find, other than Allah, any friend or any
4:124] And whoever does some good deeds, be it a man or woman, and is a
Muslim, will be admitted to
4:125] And whose religion is better than one who submits his self to Allah and
is virtuous and follows the religion of Ibrahim,
who was far removed from all falsehood? And Allah made Ibrahim
His close friend.
4:126] And to Allah only belongs all whatever is in the heavens and all
whatever is in the earth; and Allah has control over all things.
4:127] And they ask you the decree concerning women; say, “Allah gives you a
decree concerning them - and what is recited to you from the Qur’an
concerning orphan girls, that you are not giving them which is ordained for
them, and you are avoiding marrying them - and concerning the weak children,
and that you must firmly establish justice in dealing with the orphans’
rights; and whatever good deeds you do, then Allah is Well Aware of it.”
4:128] And if a woman fears ill treatment from her husband or disinterest, so
it is no sin for them if they reach an agreement of peace between themselves;
and peace is better; and the heart is trapped in greed; and if you do good and
practice piety, then Allah is Well Aware of it.
4:129] And you will never be able to deal equally between women however much
you may desire - therefore do not be totally inclined towards one leaving the
other in uncertainty; and if you do good and practice piety, then (know
that) Allah is Oft Forgiving, Most Merciful.
4:130] And if the two separate, Allah will make each one independent of the
other, with His Capability; and Allah is Most Capable, Wise.
4:131] And to Allah only belongs all whatever is in the heavens and all
whatever is in the earth; and indeed We have commanded those who received the
Books before you, and commanded you, that keep fearing Allah; and if you
disbelieve, undoubtedly to Allah only belongs all whatever is in the heavens
and all whatever is in the earth; and Allah is Independent, Worthy Of All
4:132] And to Allah only belongs all whatever is in the heavens and all
whatever is in the earth; and Allah is Sufficient as a Trustee (of
4:133] O people! He can remove you and bring others, if He wills; and Allah is
Able to do that.
4:134] Whoever desires the reward of this world, then with Allah only lie
both - the rewards of this world and of the Hereafter; and Allah is All
Hearing, All Seeing.
4:135] O People who Believe! Be firm in establishing justice, giving witness
for Allah, even if it is harmful to yourselves or parents or relatives;
whether the one you testify against is wealthy or poor, for in any case Allah
has the greater right over it; then do not follow your wishes for you may
stray from the truth; and if you distort testimony or turn away, then Allah is
Well Aware of your deeds.
4:136] O People who Believe! Have faith in Allah and His Noble Messenger and
the Book He has sent down upon this Noble Messenger of His, and the Book He
sent down before; and whoever does not accept faith in Allah and His angels
and His Books and His Noble Messengers and the Last Day, has undoubtedly
wandered far astray.
4:137] Indeed those who believe, then disbelieve and then again believe, then
again disbelieve, and go further in their disbelief - Allah will never forgive
them, nor ever guide them to the path.
4:138] Give glad tidings to the hypocrites, that for them
is a painful punishment.
4:139] Those who leave the Muslims to befriend the disbelievers; do they seek honour
from them? Then (know that)
undoubtedly all honour is for Allah.
4:140] And indeed Allah has sent down to you in the Book that whenever you
hear the signs of Allah being rejected or being made fun of, do not sit with
those people, until they engage in some other conversation; or you too are
like them; undoubtedly Allah will gather the hypocrites and the disbelievers,
all together, into hell.
4:141] Those who keep watching your circumstances; so if a victory comes to
you from Allah, they say, "Were we not with you?"; and if victory is
for disbelievers, they say, "Did we not have control over you, and
protect you from the Muslims?" Allah will judge between you all on the
Day of Resurrection; and Allah will not provide the disbelievers any way over
4:142] Undoubtedly the hypocrites, in their fancy, seek to deceive Allah
whereas He will extinguish them while making them oblivious; and when they
stand up for prayer, they do it unwillingly and for others to see, and they do
not remember Allah except a little.
4:143] Fluctuating in the middle; neither here (in
faith) nor there (in disbelief);
and for one whom Allah sends astray, you will not find a way.
4:144] O People who Believe! Do not befriend disbelievers in place of Muslims;
do you wish to give Allah a clear proof against you?
4:145] Undoubtedly the hypocrites are in the deepest segment of hell; and you
will never find any supporter for them.
4:146] Except those who repented and reformed themselves and held fast to
Allah’s rope and made their religion sincerely only for Allah - so they are
with the Muslims; and Allah will soon bestow upon the believers a great
4:147] And what will Allah gain by punishing you, if you acknowledge the truth
and accept faith? And Allah is Most Appreciative, All Knowing.
4:148] Allah does not like disclosure of evil matters except by the oppressed;
and Allah is All Hearing, All Knowing.
4:149] If you do any good openly or in secret, or pardon someone’s evil -
then indeed Allah is Oft Forgiving, Able.
4:150] Those who disbelieve in Allah and His Noble Messengers, and seek to
cause division between Allah and His Noble Messengers, and say, "We
believe in some and disbelieve in others," and wish to choose a way
between faith and disbelief; -
4:151] These are the real disbelievers; and for the disbelievers We have kept
prepared a disgraceful punishment.
4:152] And those who believe in Allah and all His Noble Messengers and do not
make any distinction in belief between any of them - Allah will soon give them
their reward; and Allah is Oft Forgiving, Most Merciful.
4:153] O dear Prophet (Mohammed - peace
and blessings be upon him) the People given the Book(s) ask you, to cause
a Book to be sent down on them from heaven - so they had asked something even
greater from Moosa, for they said, "Show
Allah to us, clearly" - so the thunder seized them on account of their
sins; then they chose the calf (for
worship) after clear signs had come to them, then We forgave this; and We
bestowed Moosa with a clear dominance.
4:154] We then raised the mount (Sinai)
above them to take a covenant from them and decreed them that, “Enter the
gate while prostrating” and decreed them that, “Do not cross the limits of
the Sabbath,” and We took from them a firm covenant.
4:155] So Allah cursed them because of their constantly breaking their
covenant - and they disbelieved in the signs of Allah, and they used to
wrongfully martyr the Prophets, and because they said, "Our hearts are
covered"; in fact Allah has set a seal upon their hearts due to their
disbelief, so that they do not accept faith, except a few.
4:156] And because they disbelieved and slandered Maryam
with a tremendous accusation.
4:157] And because they said, "We have killed the Messiah, Eisa
the son of Maryam, the Messenger of Allah";
they did not slay him nor did they crucify him, but a look-alike was created
for them; and those who disagree concerning it are in doubt about it; they
know nothing of it, except the following of assumptions; and without doubt,
they did not kill him.
4:158] In fact Allah raised him towards Himself; and Allah is Almighty, Wise.
4:159] There is not one of the People given the Book(s), who will not believe
in him (Eisa )
before his Eisa's death; and on the Day of
Resurrection he will be a witness against them.
4:160] So due to the great injustices committed by the Jews, We forbade them
some of the good things which were earlier lawful for them, and because they
prevented many people from Allah’s way.
4:161] And because they used to take usury whereas they were forbidden from
it, and they used to wrongfully devour people’s wealth; and for the
disbelievers among them, We have kept prepared a painful punishment.
4:162] But those among them who are firm in knowledge and who have faith,
believe in what is sent down upon you (O
dear Prophet Mohammed - peace and blessings be upon him), and what was
sent down before you, and those who keep the prayer established and those who
pay the charity, and those who believe in Allah and the Last Day; to such, We
shall soon bestow a great reward.
4:163] Indeed We sent a divine revelation to you (Prophet
Mohammed - peace and blessing be upon him) as We did send divine
revelations to Nooh (Noah)
and the Prophets after him; and We sent divine revelations to Ibrahim
(Abraham) and Ismael
(Ishmael) and Ishaq
(Isaac) and Yaqub
(Jacob) and their offspring, and Eisa
(Jesus) and Ayyub
(Job) and Yunus
(Jonah) and Haroon
(Aaron) and Sulaiman
(Solomon), and We bestowed the Zaboor
(the Holy Book) upon Dawud
4:164] And to the Noble Messengers whom We have mentioned to you before, and
to the Noble Messengers We have not mentioned to you; and Allah really did
speak to Moosa.
4:165] Noble Messengers giving glad tidings and declaring warnings, in order
that people may not have any argument against Allah, after the (advent
of) Noble Messengers; and Allah is Almighty, Wise.
4:166] But Allah is the Witness of what He has sent down upon you - He has
sent it down by His knowledge; and the angels are witnesses; and sufficient is
4:167] Indeed those who disbelieved and prevented (others)
from the way of Allah, have undoubtedly wandered far astray.
4:168] Indeed those who disbelieved and crossed the limits - Allah will never
forgive them, nor guide them to a way.
4:169] Except the path of hell, in which they will remain for ever and ever;
and that is easy for Allah.
4:170] O mankind! This Noble Messenger (Prophet
Mohammed - peace and blessings be upon him) has come to you with the truth
from your Lord, so accept faith for your own good; and if you disbelieve, then
undoubtedly to Allah only belongs all whatever is in the heavens and in the
earth; and Allah is All Knowing, Wise.
4:171] O People given the Book(s)! Do not
exaggerate in your religion nor say anything concerning Allah, but the truth;
the Messiah, Eisa the son of Maryam,
is purely a Noble Messenger of Allah, and His Word; which He sent towards Maryam,
and a Spirit from Him; so believe in Allah and His Noble Messengers; and do
not say "Three"; desist, for your own good; undoubtedly Allah is the
only One God; Purity is to Him from begetting a child; to Him only belongs all
whatever is in the heavens and all whatever is in the earth; and Allah is a
Sufficient Trustee (of affairs).
4:172] The Messiah does not at all hate being a bondman of Allah, and nor do
the close angels; and whoever hates worshipping Him and is conceited - so very
soon He will gather them all towards Him.
4:173] Then to those who believed and did good deeds, He will pay their wages
in full and by His munificence, give them more; and to those who hated (worshipping
Him) and were proud, He will inflict a painful punishment; and they will
not find for themselves, other than Allah, any supporter nor any aide.
4:174] O mankind! Indeed the clear proof from your Lord has come to you, and
We have sent down to you a bright light. (The
Holy Prophet is a Clear Proof from Allah.)
4:175] So those who believed in Allah and held fast to His rope - He will
admit them into His mercy and munificence, and will guide on the Straight Path
4:176] O dear Prophet (Mohammed - peace
and blessings be upon him), they ask you for a decree; say, "Allah
decrees you concerning the solitary person (without
parents or children); if a man dies childless and has a sister, for her is
half the inheritance; and the man is his sister’s heir if the sister dies
childless; and if there are two sisters, for them is two-thirds of the
inheritance; so if there are brothers and sisters, both men and women, the
male’s share is equal to that of two females; and Allah explains clearly to
you, so that you do not go astray; and Allah knows all things."
END OF SURAH