[48.1] Lo! We have given
thee (O Muhammad) a signal victory,
[48.2] That Allah may forgive thee of thy sin that which is past
and that which is to come, and may perfect His favour unto thee,
and may guide thee on a right path,
[48.3] And that Allah may help thee with strong help -
[48.4] He it is Who sent down peace of reassurance into the
hearts of the believers that they might add faith unto their
faith. Allah's are the hosts of the heavens and the earth, and
Allah is ever Knower, Wise -
[48.5] That He may bring the believing men and the believing
women into Gardens underneath which rivers flow, wherein they
will abide, and may remit from them their evil deeds - That, in
the sight of Allah, is the supreme triumph -
[48.6] And may punish the hypocritical men and the hypocritical
women, and the idolatrous men and the idolatrous women, who
think an evil thought concerning Allah. For them is the evil
turn of fortune, and Allah is wroth against them and hath cursed
them, and hath made ready for them hell, a hapless journey's
[48.7] Allah's are the hosts of the heavens and the earth, and
Allah is ever Mighty, Wise.
[48.8] Lo! We have sent thee (O Muhammad) as a witness and a
bearer of good tidings and a warner,
[48.9] That ye (mankind) may believe in Allah and His messenger,
and may honour Him, and may revere Him, and may glorify Him at
early dawn and at the close of day.
[48.10] Lo! those who swear allegiance unto thee (Muhammad),
swear allegiance only unto Allah. The Hand of Allah is above
their hands. So whosoever breaketh his oath, breaketh it only to
his soul's hurt; while whosoever keepeth his covenant with
Allah, on him will He bestow immense reward.
[48.11] Those of the wandering Arabs who were left behind will
tell thee: Our possessions and our households occupied us, so
ask forgiveness for us! They speak with their tongues that which
is not in their hearts. Say: Who can avail you aught against
Allah, if He intend you hurt or intend you profit ? Nay, but
Allah is ever Aware of what ye do.
[48.12] Nay, but ye deemed that the messenger and the believers
would never return to their own folk, and that was made
fairseeming in your hearts, and ye did think an evil thought,
and ye were worthless folk.
[48.13] And so for him who believeth not in Allah and His
messenger - Lo! We have prepared a flame for disbelievers.
[48.14] And Allah's is the Sovereignty of the heavens and the
earth. He forgiveth whom He will, and punisheth whom He will.
And Allah is ever Forgiving, Merciful.
[48.15] Those who were left behind will say, when ye set forth
to capture booty: Let us go with you. They fain would change the
verdict of Allah. Say (unto them, O Muhammad): Ye shall not go
with us. Thus hath Allah said beforehand. Then they will say: Ye
are envious of us. Nay, but they understand not, save a little.
[48.16] Say unto those of the wandering Arabs who were left
behind: Ye will be called against a folk of mighty prowess, to
fight them until they surrender; and if ye obey, Allah will give
you a fair reward; but if ye turn away as ye did turn away
before, He will punish you with a painful doom.
[48.17] There is no blame for the blind, nor is there blame for
the lame, nor is there blame for the sick (that they go not
forth to war). And whoso obeyeth Allah and His messenger, He
will make him enter Gardens underneath which rivers flow; and
whoso turneth back, him will He punish with a painful doom.
[48.18] Allah was well pleased with the believers when they
swore allegiance unto thee beneath the tree, and He knew what
was in their hearts, and He sent down peace of reassurance on
them, and hath rewarded them with a near victory;
[48.19] And much booty that they will capture. Allah is ever
[48.20] Allah promiseth you much booty that ye will capture, and
hath given you this in advance, and hath withheld men's hands
from you, that it may be a token for the believers, and that He
may guide you on a right path.
[48.21] And other (gain), which ye have not been able to
achieve, Allah will compass it, Allah is Able to do all things.
[48.22] And if those who disbelieve join battle with you they
will take to flight, and afterward they will find no protecting
friend nor helper.
[48.23] It is the law of Allah which hath taken course aforetime.
Thou wilt not find for the law of Allah aught of power to
[48.24] And He it is Who hath withheld men's hands from you, and
hath withheld your hands from them, in the valley of Mecca,
after He had made you victors over them. Allah is Seer of what
[48.25] These it was who disbelieved and debarred you from the
Inviolable Place of Worship, and debarred the offering from
reaching its goal. And if it had not been for believing men and
believing women, whom ye know not - lest ye should tread them
under foot and thus incur guilt for them unknowingly; that Allah
might bring into His mercy whom He will - If (the believers and
the disbelievers) had been clearly separated We verily had
punished those of them who disbelieved with painful punishment.
[48.26] When those who disbelieve had set up in their hearts
zealotry, the zealotry of the Age of Ignorance, then Allah sent
down His peace of reassurance upon His messenger and upon the
believers and imposed on them the word of self-restraint, for
they were worthy of it and meet for it. And Allah is Aware of
[48.27] Allah hath fulfilled the vision for His messenger in
very truth. Ye shall indeed enter the Inviolable Place of
Worship, if Allah will, secure, (having your hair) shaven and
cut, not fearing. But He knoweth that which ye know not, and
hath given you a near victory beforehand.
[48.28] He it is Who hath sent His messenger with the guidance
and the religion of truth, that He may cause it to prevail over
all religion. And Allah sufficeth as a Witness.
[48.29] Muhammad is the messenger of Allah. And those with him
are hard against the disbelievers and merciful among themselves.
Thou (O Muhammad) seest them bowing and falling prostrate (in
worship), seeking bounty from Allah and (His) acceptance. The
mark of them is on their foreheads from the traces of
prostration. Such is their likeness in the Torah and their
likeness in the Gospel - like as sown corn that sendeth forth
its shoot and strengtheneth it and riseth firm upon its stalk,
delighting the sowers - that He may enrage the disbelievers
wiith (the sight of) them. Allah hath promised, unto such of
them as believe and do good works, forgiveness and immense