[58.1] Allah hath heard the
saying of her that disputeth with thee (Muhammad) concerning her
husband, and complaineth unto Allah. And Allah heareth your
colloquy. Lo! Allah is Hearer, Knower.
[58.2] Such of you as put away your wives (by saying they are as
their mothers) - They are not their mothers; none are their
mothers except those who gave them birth - they indeed utter an
ill word and a lie. And lo! Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.
[58.3] Those who put away their wives (by saying they are as
their mothers) and afterward would go back on that which they
have said, (the penalty) in that case (is) the freeing of a
slave before they touch one another. Unto this ye are exhorted;
and Allah is Informed of what ye do.
[58.4] And he who findeth not (the wherewithal), let him fast
for two successive months before they touch one another; and for
him who is unable to do so (the penance is) the feeding of sixty
needy ones. This, that ye may put trust in Allah and His
messenger. Such are the limits (imposed by Allah); and for
disbelievers is a painful doom.
[58.5] Lo! those who oppose Allah and His messenger will be
abased even as those before them were abased; and We have sent
down clear tokens, and for disbelievers is a shameful doom
[58.6] On the day when Allah will raise them all together and
inform them of what they did. Allah hath kept account of it
while they forgot it. And Allah is Witness over all things.
[58.7] Hast thou not seen that Allah knoweth all that is in the
heavens and all that is in the earth ? There is no secret
conference of three but He is their fourth, nor of five but He
is their sixth, nor of less than that or more but He is with
them wheresoever they may be; and afterward, on the Day of
Resurrection, He will inform them of what they did. Lo! Allah is
Knower of all things.
[58.8] Hast thou not observed those who were forbidden
conspiracy and afterward returned to that which they had been
forbidden, and (now) conspire together for crime and wrongdoing
and disobedience toward the messenger ? And when they come unto
thee they greet thee with a greeting wherewith Allah greeteth
thee not, and say within themselves: Why should Allah punish us
for what we say ? Hell will suffice them; they will feel the
heat thereof - a hapless journey's end!
[58.9] O ye who believe! When ye conspire together, conspire not
together for crime and wrongdoing and disobedience toward the
messenger, but conspire together for righteousness and piety,
and keep your duty toward Allah, unto whom ye will be gathered.
[58.10] Lo! Conspiracy is only of the devil, that he may vex
those who believe; but he can harm them not at all unless by
Allah's leave. In Allah let believers put their trust.
[58.11] O ye who believe! when it is said unto you, Make room!
in assemblies, then make room; Allah will make way for you
(hereafter). And when it is said, Come up higher! go up higher;
Allah will exalt those who believe among you, and those who have
knowledge, to high ranks. Allah is Informed of what ye do.
[58.12] O ye who believe! When ye hold conference with the
messenger, offer an alms before your conference. That is better
and purer for you. But if ye cannot find (the wherewithal) then
lo! Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.
[58.13] Fear ye to offer alms before your conference ? Then,
when ye do it not and Allah hath forgiven you, establish worship
and pay the poor-due and obey Allah and His messenger. And Allah
is Aware of what ye do.
[58.14] Hast thou not seen those who take for friends a folk
with whom Allah is wroth ? They are neither of you nor of them,
and they swear a false oath knowingly.
[58.15] Allah hath prepared for them a dreadful doom. Evil
indeed is that which they are wont to do.
[58.16] They make a shelter of their oaths and turn (men) from
the way of Allah; so theirs will be a shameful doom.
[58.17] Their wealth and their children will avail them naught
against Allah. Such are rightful owners of the Fire; they will
[58.18] On the day when Allah will raise them all together, then
will they swear unto Him as they (now) swear unto you, and they
will fancy that they have some standing. Lo! is it not they who
are the liars ?
[58.19] The devil hath engrossed them and so hath caused them to
forget remembrance of Allah. They are the devil's party. Lo! is
it not the devil's party who will be the losers ?
[58.20] Lo! those who oppose Allah and His messenger, they will
be among the lowest.
[58.21] Allah hath decreed: Lo! I verily shall conquer, I and My
messengers. Lo! Allah is Strong, Almighty.
[58.22] Thou wilt not find folk who believe in Allah and the
Last Day loving those who oppose Allah and His messenger, even
though they be their fathers or their sons or their brethren or
their clan. As for such, He hath written faith upon their hearts
and hath strengthened them with a Spirit from Him, and He will
bring them into Gardens underneath which rivers flow, wherein
they will abide. Allah is well pleased with them, and they are
well pleased with Him. They are Allah's party. Lo! is it not
Allah's party who are the successful ?