[4.1] O mankind! Be careful of your duty to your
Lord Who created you from a single soul and from it created its
mate and from them twain hath spread abroad a multitude of men
and women. Be careful of your duty toward Allah in Whom ye claim
(your rights) of one another, and toward the wombs (that bare
you). Lo! Allah hath been a watcher over you.
[4.2] Give unto orphans their wealth. Exchange not the good for
the bad (in your management thereof) nor absorb their wealth
into your own wealth. Lo! that would be a great sin.
[4.3] And if ye fear that ye will not deal fairly by the
orphans, marry of the women, who seem good to you, two or three
or four; and if ye fear that ye cannot do justice (to so many)
then one (only) or (the captives) that your right hands possess.
Thus it is more likely that ye will not do injustice.
[4.4] And give unto the women (whom ye marry) free gift of their
marriage portions; but if they of their own accord remit unto
you a part thereof, then ye are welcome to absorb it (in your
[4.5] Give not unto the foolish (what is in) your (keeping of
their) wealth, which Allah hath given you to maintain; but feed
and clothe them from it, and speak kindly unto them.
[4.6] Prove orphans till they reach the marriageable age; then,
if ye find them of sound judgment, deliver over unto them their
fortune; and devour it not by squandering and in haste lest they
should grow up Whoso (of the guardians) is rich, let him abstain
generously (from taking of the property of orphans); and whoso
is poor let him take thereof in reason (for his guardianship).
And when ye deliver up their fortune unto orphans, have (the
transaction) witnessed in their presence. Allah sufficeth as a
[4.7] Unto the men (of a family) belongeth a share of that which
parents and near kindred leave, and unto the women a share of
that which parents and near kindred leave, whether it be little
or much - a legal share.
[4.8] And when kinsfolk and orphans and the needy are present at
the division (of the heritage), bestow on them therefrom and
speak kindly unto them.
[4.9] And let those fear (in their behaviour toward orphans) who
if they left behind them weak offspring would be afraid for
them. So let them mind their duty to Allah, and speak justly.
[4.10] Lo! Those who devour the wealth of orphans wrongfully,
they do but swallow fire into their bellies, and they will be
exposed to burning flame.
[4.11] Allah chargeth you concerning (the provision for) your
children: to the male the equivalent of the portion of two
females, and if there be women more than two, then theirs is
two-thirds of the inheritance, and if there be one (only) then
the half. And to each of his parents a sixth of the inheritance,
if he have a son; and if he have no son and his parents are his
heirs, then to his mother appertaineth the third; and if he have
brethren, then to his mother appertaineth the sixth, after any
legacy he may have bequeathed, or debt (hath been paid). Your
parents and your children: Ye know not which of them is nearer
unto you in usefulness. It is an injunction from Allah. Lo!
Allah is Knower, Wise.
[4.12] And unto you belongeth a half of that which your wives
leave, if they have no child; but if they have a child then unto
you the fourth of that which they leave, afte r any legacy they
may have bequeathed, or debt (they ma y have contracted, hath
been paid). And unto them belon geth the fourth of that which ye
leave if ye have no ch ild, but if ye have a child then the
eighth of that whi ch ye leave, after any legacy ye may have
bequeathed, o r debt (ye may have contracted, hath been paid).
And if a man or a woman have a distant heir (having left neit
her parent nor child), and he (or she) have a brother o r a
sister (only on the mother's side) then to each of them twain
(the brother and the sister) the sixth, and if they be more than
two, then they shall be sharers in the third, after any legacy
that may have been bequeat hed or debt (contracted) not injuring
(the heirs by wil ling away more than a third of the heritage)
[4.13] These are the limits (imposed by) Allah. Whoso obeyeth
Allah and His messenger, He will make him enter Gardens
underneath which rivers flow, where such will dwell for ever.
That will be the great success.
[4.14] And whoso disobeyeth Allah and His messenger and
transgresseth His limits, He will make him enter Fire, where he
will dwell for ever; his will be a shameful doom.
[4.15] As for those of your women who are guilty of lewdness,
call to witness four of you against them. And if they testify
(to the truth of the allegation) then confine them to the houses
until death take them or (until) Allah appoint for them a way
(through new legislation).
[4.16] And as for the two of you who are guilty thereof, punish
them both. And if they repent and improve, then let them be. Lo!
Allah is ever relenting, Merciful.
[4.17] Forgiveness is only incumbent on Allah toward those who
do evil in ignorance (and) then turn quickly (in repentance) to
Allah. These are they toward whom Allah relenteth. Allah is ever
[4.18] The forgiveness is not for those who do ill-deeds until,
when death attendeth upon one of them, he saith: Lo! I repent
now; nor yet for those who die while they are disbelievers. For
such We have prepared a painful doom.
[4.19] O ye who believe! It is not lawful for you forcibly to
inherit the women (of your deceased kinsmen), nor (that) ye
should put constraint upon them that ye may take away a part of
that which ye have given them, unless they be guilty of flagrant
lewdness. But consort with them in kindness, for if ye hate them
it may happen that ye hate a thing wherein Allah hath placed
[4.20] And if ye wish to exchange one wife for another and ye
have given unto one of them a sum of money (however great), take
nothing from it. Would ye take it by the way of calumny and open
[4.21] How can ye take it (back) after one of you hath gone in
unto the other, and they have taken a strong pledge from you ?
[4.22] And marry not those women whom your fathers married,
except what hath already happened (of that nature) in the past.
Lo! it was ever lewdness and abomination, and an evil way.
[4.23] Forbidden unto you are your mothers, and your daughters,
and your sisters, and your father's sisters, and your mother's
sisters, and your brother's daughters and your sister's
daughters, and your foster-mothers, and your foster-sisters, and
your mothers-in-law, and your step-daughters who are under your
protection (born) of your women unto whom ye have gone in - but
if ye have not gone in unto them, then it is no sin for you (to
marry their daughters) - and the wives of your sons who (spring)
from your own loins. And (it is forbidden unto you) that ye
should have two sisters together, except what hath already
happened (of that nature) in the past. Lo! Allah is ever
[4.24] And all married women (are forbidden unto you) save those
(captives) whom your right hands possess. It is a decree of
Allah for you. Lawful unto you are all beyond those mentioned,
so that ye seek them with your wealth in honest wedlock, not
debauchery. And those of whom ye seek content (by marrying
them), give unto them their portions as a duty. And there is no
sin for you in what ye do by mutual agreement after the duty
(hath been done). Lo! Allah is ever Knower, Wise.
[4.25] And whoso is not able to afford to marry free, believing
women, let them marry from the believing maids whom your right
hands possess. Allah knoweth best (concerning) your faith. Ye
(proceed) one from another; so wed them by permission of their
folk, and give unto them their portions in kindness, they being
honest, not debauched nor of loose conduct. And if when they are
honourably married they commit lewdness they shall incur the
half of the punishment (prescribed) for free women (in that
case). This is for him among you who feareth to commit sin. But
to have patience would be better for you. Allah is Forgiving,
[4.26] Allah would explain to you and guide you by the examples
of those who were before you, and would turn to you in mercy.
Allah is Knower, Wise.
[4.27] And Allah would turn to you in mercy; but those who
follow vain desires would have you go tremendously astray.
[4.28] Allah would make the burden light for you, for man was
[4.29] O ye who believe! Squander not your wealth among
yourselves in vanity, except it be a trade by mutual consent,
and kill not one another. Lo! Allah is ever Merciful unto you.
[4.30] Whoso doeth that through aggression and injustice, we
shall cast him into Fire, and that is ever easy for Allah.
[4.31] If ye avoid the great (things) which ye are forbidden, We
will remit from you your evil deeds and make you enter at a
[4.32] And covet not the thing in which Allah hath made some of
you excel others. Unto men a fortune from that which they have
earned, and unto women a fortune from that which they have
earned. (Envy not one another) but ask Allah of His bounty. Lo!
Allah is ever Knower of all things.
[4.33] And unto each We have appointed heirs of that which
parents and near kindred leave; and as for those with whom your
right hands have made a covenant, give them their due. Lo! Allah
is ever Witness over all things.
[4.34] Men are in charge of women, because Allah hath made the
one of them to excel the other, and because they spend of their
property (for the support of women). So good women are the
obedient, guarding in secret that which Allah hath guarded. As
for those from whom ye fear rebellion, admonish them and banish
them to beds apart, and scourge them. Then if they obey you,
seek not a way against them. Lo! Allah is ever High, Exalted,
[4.35] And if ye fear a breach between them twain (the man and
wife), appoint an arbiter from his folk and an arbiter from her
folk. If they desire amendment Allah will make them of one mind.
Lo! Allah is ever Knower, Aware.
[4.36] And serve Allah. Ascribe no thing as partner unto Him.
(Show) kindness unto parents, and unto near kindred, and
orphans, and the needy, and unto the neighbour who is of kin
(unto you) and the neighbour who is not of kin, and the
fellow-traveller and the wayfarer and (the slaves) whom your
right hands possess. Lo! Allah loveth not such as are proud and
[4.37] Who hoard their wealth and enjoin avarice on others, and
hide that which Allah hath bestowed upon them of His bounty. For
disbelievers We prepare a shameful doom;
[4.38] And (also) those who spend their wealth in order to be
seen of men, and believe not in Allah nor the Last Day. Whoso
taketh Satan for a comrade, a bad comrade hath he.
[4.39] What have they (to fear) if they believe in Allah and the
Last Day and spend (aright) of that which Allah hath bestowed
upon them, when Allah is ever Aware of them (and all they do) ?
[4.40] Lo! Allah wrongeth not even of the weight of an ant; and
if there is a good deed, He will double it and will give (the
doer) from His presence an immense reward.
[4.41] But how (will it be with them) when We bring of every
people a witness, and We bring thee (O Muhammad) a witness
against these ?
[4.42] On that day those who disbelieved and disobeyed the
messenger will wish that they were level with the ground, and
they can hide no fact from Allah.
[4.43] O ye who believe! Draw not near unto prayer when ye are
drunken, till ye know that which ye utter, nor when ye are
polluted, save when journeying upon the road, till ye have
bathed. And if ye be ill, or on a journey, or one of you cometh
from the closet, or ye have touched women, and ye find not
water, then go to high clean soil and rub your faces and your
hands (therewith). Lo! Allah is Benign, Forgiving.
[4.44] Seest thou not those unto whom a portion of the Scripture
hath been given, how they purchase error, and seek to make you
(Muslims) err from the right way ?
[4.45] Allah knoweth best (who are) your enemies. Allah is
sufficient as a Guardian, and Allah is sufficient as a
[4.46] Some of those who are Jews change words from their
context and say: "We hear and disobey; hear thou as one who
heareth not" and "Listen to us!" distorting with their tongues
and slandering religion. If they had said: "We hear and we obey:
hear thou, and look at us" it had been better for them, and more
upright. But Allah hath cursed them for their disbelief, so they
believe not, save a few.
[4.47] O ye unto whom the Scripture hath been given! Believe in
what We have revealed confirming that which ye possess, before
We destroy countenances so as to confound them, or curse them as
We cursed the Sabbath-breakers (of old time). The commandment of
Allah is always executed.
[4.48] Lo! Allah forgiveth not that a partner should be ascribed
unto Him. He forgiveth (all) save that to whom He will. Whoso
ascribeth partners to Allah, he hath indeed invented a
[4.49] Hast thou not seen those who praise themselves for purity
? Nay, Allah purifieth whom He will, and they will not be
wronged even the hair upon a date-stone.
[4.50] See, how they invent lies about Allah! That of itself is
[4.51] Hast thou not seen those unto whom a portion of the
Scripture hath been given, how they believe in idols and false
deities, and how they say of those (idolaters) who disbelieve:
"These are more rightly guided than those who believe" ?
[4.52] Those are they whom Allah hath cursed, and he whom Allah
hath cursed, thou (O Muhammad) wilt find for him no helper.
[4.53] Or have they even a share in the Sovereignty ? Then in
that case, they would not give mankind even the speck on a
[4.54] Or are they jealous of mankind because of that which
Allah of His bounty hath bestowed upon them ? For We bestowed
upon the house of Abraham (of old) the Scripture and wisdom, and
We bestowed on them a mighty kingdom.
[4.55] And of them were (some) who believed therein and of them
were (some) who turned away from it. Hell is sufficient for
[4.56] Lo! Those who disbelieve Our revelations, We shall expose
them to the Fire. As often as their skins are consumed We shall
exchange them for fresh skins that they may taste the torment.
Lo! Allah is ever Mighty, Wise.
[4.57] And as for those who believe and do good works, We shall
make them enter Gardens underneath which rivers flow - to dwell
therein for ever; there for them are pure companions - and We
shall make them enter plenteous shade.
[4.58] Lo! Allah commandeth you that ye restore deposits to
their owners, and, if ye judge between mankind, that ye judge
justly. Lo! comely is this which Allah admonisheth you. Lo!
Allah is ever Hearer, Seer.
[4.59] O ye who believe! Obey Allah, and obey the messenger and
those of you who are in authority; and if ye have a dispute
concerning any matter, refer it to Allah and the messenger if ye
are (in truth) believers in Allah and the Last Day. That is
better and more seemly in the end.
[4.60] Hast thou not seen those who pretend that they believe in
that which is revealed unto thee and that which was revealed
before thee, how they would go for judgment (in their disputes)
to false deities when they have been ordered to abjure them ?
Satan would mislead them far astray.
[4.61] And when it is said unto them: Come unto that which Allah
hath revealed and unto the messenger, thou seest the hypocrites
turn from thee with aversion.
[4.62] How would it be if a misfortune smote them because of
that which their own hands have sent before (them) ? Then would
they come unto thee, swearing by Allah that they were seeking
naught but harmony and kindness.
[4.63] Those are they, the secrets of whose hearts Allah knoweth.
So oppose them and admonish them, and address them in plain
terms about their souls.
[4.64] We sent no messenger save that he should be obeyed by
Allah's leave. And if, when they had wronged themselves, they
had but come unto thee and asked forgiveness of Allah, and asked
forgiveness of the messenger, they would have found Allah
[4.65] But nay, by thy Lord, they will not believe (in truth)
until they make thee judge of what is in dispute between them
and find within themselves no dislike of that which thou
decidest, and submit with full submission.
[4.66] And if We had decreed for them: Lay down your lives or go
forth from your dwellings, but few of them would have done it;
though if they did what they are exhorted to do it would be
better for them, and more strengthening;
[4.67] And then We should bestow upon them from Our presence an
[4.68] And should guide them unto a straight path.
[4.69] Whoso obeyeth Allah and the messenger, they are with
those unto whom Allah hath shown favour, of the prophets and the
saints and the martyrs and the righteous. The best of company
[4.70] That is bounty from Allah, and Allah sufficeth as Knower.
[4.71] O ye who believe! Take your precautions, then advance the
proven ones, or advance all together.
[4.72] Lo! among you there is he who loitereth; and if disaster
overtook you, he would say: Allah hath been gracious unto me
since I was not present with them.
[4.73] And if a bounty from Allah befell you, he would surely
cry, as if there had been no love between you and him: Oh, would
that I had been with them, then should I have achieved a great
[4.74] Let those fight in the way of Allah who sell the life of
this world for the other. Whoso fighteth in the way of Allah, be
he slain or be he victorious, on him We shall bestow a vast
[4.75] How should ye not fight for the cause of Allah and of the
feeble among men and of the women and the children who are
crying: Our Lord! Bring us forth from out this town of which the
people are oppressors! Oh, give us from thy presence some
protecting friend! Oh, give us from Thy presence some defender!
[4.76] Those who believe do battle for the cause of Allah; and
those who disbelieve do battle for the cause of idols. So fight
the minions of the devil. Lo! the devil's strategy is ever weak.
[4.77] Hast thou not seen those unto whom it was said: Withhold
your hands, establish worship and pay the poordue, but when
fighting was prescribed for them behold! a party of them fear
mankind even as their fear of Allah or with greater fear, and
say: Our Lord! Why hast Thou ordained fighting for us ? If only
Thou wouldst give us respite yet a while! Say (unto them, O
Muhammad): The comfort of this world is scant; the Hereafter
will be better for him who wardeth off (evil); and ye will not
be wronged the down upon a date-stone.
[4.78] Wheresoever ye may be, death will overtake you, even
though ye were in lofty towers. Yet if a happy thing befalleth
them they say: This is from Allah; and if an evil thing
befalleth them they say: This is of thy doing (O Muhammad). Say
(unto them): All is from Allah. What is amiss with these people
that they come not nigh to understand a happening ?
[4.79] Whatever of good befalleth thee (O man) it is from Allah,
and whatever of ill befalleth thee it is from thyself. We have
sent thee (Muhammad) as a messenger unto mankind and Allah is
sufficient as Witness.
[4.80] Whoso obeyeth the messenger hath obeyed Allah, and whoso
turneth away: We have not sent thee as a warder over them.
[4.81] And they say: (It is) obedience; but when they have gone
forth from thee a party of them spend the night in planning
other than what thou sayest. Allah recordeth what they plan by
night. So oppose them and put thy trust in Allah. Allah is
sufficient as Trustee.
[4.82] Will they not then ponder on the Qur'an ? If it had been
from other than Allah they would have found therein much
[4.83] And if any tidings, whether of safety or fear, come unto
them, they noise it abroad, whereas if they had referred it to
the messenger and to such of them as are in authority, those
among them who are able to think out the matter would have known
it. If it had not been for the grace of Allah upon you and His
mercy ye would have followed Satan, save a few (of you).
[4.84] So fight (O Muhammad) in the way of Allah Thou art not
taxed (with the responsibility for anyone) except thyself - and
urge on the believers. Peradventure Allah will restrain the
might of those who disbelieve. Allah is stronger in might and
stronger in inflicting punishment.
[4.85] Whoso interveneth in a good cause will have the reward
thereof, and whoso interveneth in an evil cause will bear the
consequence thereof. Allah overseeth all things.
[4.86] When ye are greeted with a greeting, greet ye with a
better than it or return it. Lo! Allah taketh count of all
[4.87] Allah! There is no God save Him. He gathereth you all
unto a Day of Resurrection whereof there is no doubt. Who is
more true in statement than Allah ?
[4.88] What aileth you that ye are become two parties regarding
the hypocrites, when Allah cast them back (to disbelief) because
of what they earned ? Seek ye to guide him whom Allah hath sent
astray ? He whom Allah sendeth astray, for him thou (O MUhammad)
canst not find a road.
[4.89] They long that ye should disbelieve even as they
disbelieve, that ye may be upon a level (with them). So choose
not friends from them till they forsake their homes in the way
of Allah; if they turn back (to enmity) then take them and kill
them wherever ye find them, and choose no friend nor helper from
[4.90] Except those who seek refuge with a people between whom
and you there is a covenant, or (those who) come unto you
because their hearts forbid them to make war on you or make war
on their own folk. Had Allah willed He could have given them
power over you so that assuredly they would have fought you. So,
if they hold aloof from you and wage not war against you and
offer you peace, Allah alloweth you no way against them.
[4.91] Ye will find others who desire that they should have
security from you, and security from their own folk. So often as
they are returned to hostility they are plunged therein. If they
keep not aloof from you nor offer you peace nor hold their
hands, then take them and kill them wherever ye find them.
Against such We have given you clear warrant.
[4.92] It is not for a believer to kill a believer unless (it
be) by mistake. He who hath killed a believer by mistake must
set free a believing slave, and pay the blood-money to the
family of the slain, unless they remit it as a charity. If he
(the victim) be of a people hostile unto you, and he is a
believer, then (the penance is) to set free a believing slave.
And if he cometh of a folk between whom and you there is a
covenant, then the blood-money must be paid unto his folk and
(also) a believing slave must be set free. And whoso hath not
the wherewithal must fast two consecutive months. A penance from
Allah. Allah is Knower, Wise.
[4.93] Whoso slayeth a believer of set purpose, his reward is
hell for ever. Allah is wroth against him and He hath cursed him
and prepared for him an awful doom.
[4.94] O ye who believe! When ye go forth (to fight) in the way
of Allah, be careful to discriminate, and say not unto one who
offereth you peace: "Thou art not a believer," seeking the
chance profits of this life (so that ye may despoil him). With
Allah are plenteous spoils. Even thus (as he now is) were ye
before; but Allah hath since then been gracious unto you.
Therefore take care to discriminate. Allah is ever Informed of
what ye do.
[4.95] Those of the believers who sit still, other than those
who have a (disabling) hurt, are not on an equality with those
who strive in the way of Allah with their wealth and lives.
Allah hath conferred on those who strive with their wealth and
lives a rank above the sedentary. Unto each Allah hath promised
good, but He hath bestowed on those who strive a great reward
above the sedentary;
[4.96] Degrees of rank from Him, and forgiveness and mercy.
Allah is ever Forgiving, Merciful.
[4.97] Lo! as for those whom the angels take (in death) while
they wrong themselves, (the angels) will ask: In what were ye
engaged ? They will say: We were oppressed in the land. (The
angels) will say: Was not Allah's earth spacious that ye could
have migrated therein ? As for such, their habitation will be
hell, an evil journey's end;
[4.98] Except the feeble among men, and the women, and the
children, who are unable to devise a plan and are not shown a
[4.99] As for such, it may be that Allah will pardon them. Allah
is ever Clement, Forgiving.
[4.100] Whoso migrateth for the cause of Allah will find much
refuge and abundance in the earth, and whoso forsaketh his home,
a fugitive unto Allah and His messenger, and death overtaketh
him, his reward is then incumbent on Allah. Allah is ever
[4.101] And when ye go forth in the land, it is no sin for you
to curtail (your) worship if ye fear that those who disbelieve
may attack you. In truth the disbelievers are an open enemy to
[4.102] And when thou (O Muhammad) art among them and arrangest
(their) worship for them, let only a party of them stand with
thee (to worship) and let them take their arms. Then when they
have performed their prostrations let them fall to the rear and
let another party come that hath not worshipped and let them
worship with thee, and let them take their precaution and their
arms. Those who disbelieve long for you to neglect your arms and
your baggage that they may attack you once for all. It is no sin
for you to lay aside your arms, if rain impedeth you or ye are
sick. But take your precaution. Lo! Allah prepareth for the
disbelievers shameful punishment.
[4.103] When ye have performed the act of worship, remember
Allah, standing, sitting and reclining. And when ye are in
safety, observe proper worship. Worship at fixed times hath been
enjoined on the believers.
[4.104] Relent not in pursuit of the enemy. If ye are suffering,
lo! they suffer even as ye suffer and ye hope from Allah that
for which they cannot hope. Allah is ever Knower, Wise.
[4.105] Lo! We reveal unto thee the Scripture with the truth,
that thou mayst judge between mankind by that which Allah
showeth thee. And be not thou a pleader for the treacherous;
[4.106] And seek forgiveness of Allah. Lo! Allah is ever
[4.107] And plead not on behalf of (people) who deceive
themselves. Lo! Allah loveth not one who is treacherous and
[4.108] They seek to hide from men and seek not to hide from
Allah. He is with them when by night they hold discourse
displeasing unto Him. Allah ever surroundeth what they do.
[4.109] Ho! ye are they who pleaded for them in the life of the
world. But who will plead with Allah for them on the Day of
Resurrection, or who will then be their defender ?
[4.110] Yet whoso doeth evil or wrongeth his own soul, then
seeketh pardon of Allah, will find Allah Forgiving, Merciful.
[4.111] Whoso committeth sin committeth it only against himself.
Allah is ever Knower, Wise.
[4.112] And whoso committeth a delinquency or crime, then
throweth (the blame) thereof upon the innocent, hath burdened
himself with falsehood and a flagrant crime.
[4.113] But for the grace of Allah upon thee (Muhammad), and His
mercy, a party of them had resolved to mislead thee, but they
will mislead only themselves and they will hurt thee not at all.
Allah revealeth unto thee the Scripture and wisdom, and teacheth
thee that which thou knewest not. The grace of Allah toward thee
hath been infinite.
[4.114] There is no good in much of their secret conferences
save (in) him who enjoineth almsgiving and kindness and
peace-making among the people. Whoso doeth that, seeking the
good pleasure of Allah, We shall bestow on him a vast reward.
[4.115] And whoso opposeth the messenger after the guidance (of
Allah) hath been manifested unto him, and followeth other than
the believer's way, We appoint for him that unto which he
himself hath turned, and expose him unto hell - a hapless
[4.116] Lo! Allah pardoneth not that partners should be ascribed
unto Him. He pardoneth all save that to whom He will. Whoso
ascribeth partners unto Allah hath wandered far astray.
[4.117] They invoke in His stead only females; they pray to none
else than Satan, a rebel
[4.118] Whom Allah cursed, and he said: Surely I will take of
Thy bondmen an appointed portion,
[4.119] And surely I will lead them astray, and surely I will
arouse desires in them, and surely I will command them and they
will cut the cattle' ears, and surely I will command them and
they will change Allah's creation. Whoso chooseth Satan for a
patron instead of Allah is verily a loser and his loss is
[4.120] He promiseth them and stirreth up desires in them, and
Satan promiseth them only to beguile.
[4.121] For such, their habitation will be hell, and they will
find no refuge therefrom.
[4.122] But as for those who believe and do good works We shall
bring them into Gardens underneath which rivers flow, wherein
they will abide for ever. It is a promise from Allah in truth;
and who can be more truthful than Allah in utterance ?
[4.123] It will not be in accordance with your desires, nor the
desires of the People of the Scripture. He who doeth wrong will
have the recompense thereof, and will not find against Allah any
protecting friend or helper.
[4.124] And whoso doeth good works, whether of male or female,
and he (or she) is a believer, such will enter paradise and they
will not be wronged the dint in a date-stone.
[4.125] Who is better in religion than he who surrendereth his
purpose to Allah while doing good (to men) and followeth the
tradition of Abraham, the upright ? Allah (Himself) chose
Abraham for friend.
[4.126] Unto Allah belongeth whatsoever is in the heavens and
whatsoever is in the earth. Allah ever surroundeth all things.
[4.127] They consult thee concerning women. Say: Allah giveth
you decree concerning them, and the Scripture which hath been
recited unto you (giveth decree), concerning female orphans and
those unto whom ye give not that which is ordained for them
though ye desire to marry them, and (concerning) the weak among
children, and that ye should deal justly with orphans. Whatever
good ye do, lo! Allah is ever Aware of it.
[4.128] If a woman feareth ill treatment from her husband, or
desertion, it is no sin for them twain if they make terms of
peace between themselves. Peace is better. But greed hath been
made present in the minds (of men). If ye do good and keep from
evil, lo! Allah is ever Informed of what ye do.
[4.129] Ye will not be able to deal equally between (your)
wives, however much ye wish (to do so). But turn not altogether
away (from one), leaving her as in suspense. If ye do good and
keep from evil, lo! Allah is ever Forgiving, Merciful.
[4.130] But if they separate, Allah will compensate each out of
His abundance. Allah is ever All-Embracing, All-Knowing.
[4.131] Unto Allah belongeth whatsoever is in the heavens and
whatsoever is in the earth. And We charged those who received
the Scripture before you, and (We charge) you, that ye keep your
duty toward Allah. And if ye disbelieve, lo! unto Allah
belongeth whatsoever is in the heavens and whatsoever is in the
earth, and Allah is ever Absolute, Owner of Praise.
[4.132] Unto Allah belongeth whatsoever is in the heavens and
whatsoever is in the earth. And Allah is sufficient as Defender.
[4.133] If He will, He can remove you, O people, and produce
others (in your stead). Allah is Able to do that.
[4.134] Whoso desireth the reward of the world, (let him know
that) with Allah is the reward of the world and the Hereafter.
Allah is ever Hearer, Seer.
[4.135] O ye who believe! Be ye staunch in justice, witnesses
for Allah, even though it be against yourselves or (your)
parents or (your) kindred, whether (the case be of) a rich man
or a poor man, for Allah is nearer unto both (them ye are). So
follow not passion lest ye lapse (from truth) and if ye lapse or
fall away, then lo! Allah is ever Informed of what ye do.
[4.136] O ye who believe! Believe in Allah and His messenger and
the Scripture which He hath revealed unto His messenger, and the
Scripture which He revealed aforetime. Whoso disbelieveth in
Allah and His angels and His scriptures and His messengers and
the Last Day, he verily hath wandered far astray.
[4.137] Lo! those who believe, then disbelieve and then (again)
believe, then disbelieve, and then increase in disbelief, Allah
will never pardon them, nor will He guide them unto a way.
[4.138] Bear unto the hypocrites the tidings that for them there
is a painful doom;
[4.139] Those who chose disbelievers for their friends instead
of believers! Do they look for power at their hands ? Lo! all
power appertaineth to Allah.
[4.140] He hath already revealed unto you in the Scripture that,
when ye hear the revelations of Allah rejected and derided, (ye)
sit not with them (who disbelieve and mock) until they engage in
some other conversation. Lo! in that case (if ye stayed) ye
would be like unto them. Lo! Allah will gather hypocrites and
disbelievers, all together, into hell;
[4.141] Those who wait upon occasion in regard to you and, if a
victory cometh unto you from Allah, say: Are we not with you ?
and if the disbelievers meet with a success say: Had we not the
mastery of you, and did we not protect you from the believers ?
- Allah will judge between you at the Day of Resurrection, and
Allah will not give the disbelievers any way (of success)
against the believers.
[4.142] Lo! the hypocrites seek to beguile Allah, but it is He
Who beguileth them. When they stand up to worship they perform
it languidly and to be seen of men, and are mindful of Allah but
[4.143] Swaying between this (and that), (belonging) neither to
these nor to those. He whom Allah causeth to go astray, thou (O
Muhammad) wilt not find a way for him:
[4.144] O ye who believe! Choose not disbelievers for (your)
friends in place of believers. Would ye give Allah a clear
warrant against you ?
[4.145] Lo! the hypocrites (will be) in the lowest deep of the
Fire, and thou wilt find no helper for them;
[4.146] Save those who repent and amend and hold fast to Allah
and make their religion pure for Allah (only). Those are with
the believers. And Allah will bestow on the believers an immense
[4.147] What concern hath Allah for your punishment if ye are
thankful (for His mercies) and believe (in Him) ? Allah was ever
[4.148] Allah loveth not the utterance of harsh speech save by
one who hath been wronged. Allah is ever Hearer, Knower.
[4.149] If ye do good openly or keep it secret, or forgive evil,
lo! Allah is ever Forgiving, Powerful.
[4.150] Lo! those who disbelieve in Allah and His messengers,
and seek to make distinction between Allah and His messengers,
and say: We believe in some and disbelieve in others, and seek
to choose a way in between;
[4.151] Such are disbelievers in truth; and for disbelievers We
prepare a shameful doom.
[4.152] But those who believe in Allah and His messengers and
make no distinction between any of them, unto them Allah will
give their wages; and Allah was ever Forgiving, Merciful.
[4.153] The people of the Scripture ask of thee that thou
shouldst cause an (actual) Book to descend upon them from
heaven. They asked a greater thing of Moses aforetime, for they
said: Show us Allah plainly. The storm of lightning seized them
for their wickedness. Then (even) after that) they chose the
calf (for worship) after clear proofs (of Allah's Sovereignty)
had come unto them. And We forgave them that! And We bestowed on
Moses evident authority.
[4.154] And We caused the Mount to tower above them at (the
taking of) their covenant: and We bade them: Enter the gate,
prostrate! and We bode them: Transgress not the Sabbath! and We
took from them a firm covenant.
[4.155] Then because of their breaking of their covenant, and
their disbelieving in the revelations of Allah, and their
slaying of the prophets wrongfully, and their saying: Our hearts
are hardened - Nay, but Allah set a seal upon them for their
disbelief, so that they believe not save a few -
[4.156] And because of their disbelief and of their speaking
against Mary a tremendous calumny;
[4.157] And because of their saying: We slew the Messiah, Jesus
son of Mary, Allah's messenger - they slew him not nor crucified
him, but it appeared so unto them; and lo! those who disagree
concerning it are in doubt thereof; they have no knowledge
thereof save pursuit of a conjecture; they slew him not for
[4.158] But Allah took him up unto Himself. Allah was ever
[4.159] There is not one of the People of the Scripture but will
believe in him before his death, and on the Day of Resurrection
he will be a witness against them -
[4.160] Because of the wrongdoing of the Jews We forbade them
good things which were (before) made lawful unto them, and
because of their much hindering from Allah's way,
[4.161] And of their taking usury when they were forbidden it,
and of their devouring people's wealth by false pretences, We
have prepared for those of them who disbelieve a painful doom.
[4.162] But those of them who are firm in knowledge and the
believers believe in that which is revealed unto thee, and that
which was revealed before thee, especially the diligent in
prayer and those who pay the poor-due, the believers in Allah
and the Last Day. Upon these We shall bestow immense reward.
[4.163] Lo! We inspire thee as We inspired Noah and the prophets
after him, as We inspired Abraham and Ishmael and Isaac and
Jacob and the tribes, and Jesus and Job and Jonah and Aaron and
Solomon, and as We imparted unto David the Psalms;
[4.164] And messengers We have mentioned unto thee before and
messengers We have not mentioned unto thee; and Allah spake
directly unto Moses;
[4.165] Messengers of good cheer and of warning, in order that
mankind might have no argument against Allah after the
messengers. Allah was ever Mighty, Wise.
[4.166] But Allah (Himself) testifieth concerning that which He
hath revealeth unto thee; in His knowledge hath He revealed it;
and the angels also testify. And Allah is sufficient Witness.
[4.167] Lo! those who disbelieve and hinder (others) from the
way of Allah, they verily have wandered far astray.
[4.168] Lo! those who disbelieve and deal in wrong, Allah will
never forgive them, neither will He guide them unto a road,
[4.169] Except the road of hell, wherein they will abide for
ever. And that is ever easy for Allah.
[4.170] O mankind! The messenger hath come unto you with the
Truth from your Lord. Therefor believe; (it is) better for you.
But if ye disbelieve, still, lo! unto Allah belongeth whatsoever
is in the heavens and the earth. Allah is ever Knower, Wise.
[4.171] O People of the Scripture! Do not exaggerate in your
religion nor utter aught concerning Allah save the truth. The
Messiah, Jesus son of Mary, was only a messenger of Allah, and
His word which He conveyed unto Mary, and a spirit from Him. So
believe in Allah and His messengers, and say not "Three" -
Cease! (it is) better for you! - Allah is only One God. Far is
it removed from His Transcendent Majesty that He should have a
son. His is all that is in the heavens and all that is in the
earth. And Allah is sufficient as Defender.
[4.172] The Messiah will never scorn to be a slave unto Allah,
nor will the favoured angels. Whoso scorneth His service and is
proud, all such will He assemble unto Him;
[4.173] Then, as for those who believed and did good works, unto
them will He pay their wages in full, adding unto them of His
bounty; and as for those who were scornful and proud, them will
He punish with a painful doom. And they will not find for them,
against Allah, any protecting friend or helper.
[4.174] O mankind! Now hath a proof from your Lord come unto
you, and We have sent down unto you a clear light;
[4.175] As for those who believe in Allah, and hold fast unto
Him, them He will cause to enter into His mercy and grace, and
will guide them unto Him by a straight road.
[4.176] They ask thee for a pronouncement. Say: Allah hath
pronounced for you concerning distant kindred. If a man die
childless and he have a sister, hers is half the heritage, and
he would have inherited from her had she died childless. And if
there be two sisters, then theirs are two-thirds of the
heritage, and if they be brethren, men and women, unto the male
is the equivalent of the share of two females. Allah expoundeth
unto you, so that ye err not. Allah is Knower of all things.