AL-ANFAL (SPOILS OF WAR, BOOTY)
Total Verses: 75
Revealed At: MADINA
They ask thee concerning (things taken as) spoils of war. Say:
"(such) spoils are at the disposal of Allah and the Messenger: So fear Allah, and
keep straight the relations between yourselves: Obey Allah and His Messenger,
if ye do believe."
They ask thee (O Muhammad) of the spoils of war. Say: The
spoils of war belong to Allah and the messenger, so keep your duty to
Allah, and adjust the matter of your difference, and obey Allah and His
messenger, if ye are (true) believers.
They ask you about the windfalls. Say: The windfalls are
for Allah and the Messenger. So be careful of (your duty to) Allah
and set aright matters of your difference, and obey Allah and
His Messenger if you are believers.
For, Believers are those who, when Allah is mentioned, feel a
tremor in their hearts, and when they hear His signs rehearsed, find their
faith strengthened, and put (all) their trust in their Lord;
They only are the (true) believers whose hearts feel fear when
Allah is mentioned, and when His revelations are recited unto them they
increase their faith, and who trust in their Lord;
Those only are believers whose hearts become full of fear
when Allah is mentioned, and when His communications are
recited to them they increase them in faith, and in their Lord do
Who establish regular prayers and spend (freely) out of the
gifts We have given them for sustenance:
Who establish worship and spend of that We have bestowed on
Those who keep up prayer and spend (benevolently) out of
what We have given them.
Such in truth are the believers: they have grades of dignity
with their Lord, and forgiveness, and generous sustenance:
Those are they who are in truth believers. For them are grades
(of honour) with their Lord, and pardon, and a bountiful provision.
These are the believers in truth; they shall have from their
Lord exalted grades and forgiveness and an honorable sustenance.
Just as thy Lord ordered thee out of thy house in truth, even
though a party among the Believers disliked it,
Even as thy Lord caused thee (Muhammad) to go forth from thy
home with the Truth, and lo! a party of the believers were averse (to it).
Even as your Lord caused you to go forth from your house
with the truth, though a party of the believers were surely
Disputing with thee concerning the truth after it was made
manifest, as if they were being driven to death and they (actually) saw
Disputing with thee of the Truth after it had been made
manifest, as if they were being driven to death visible.
They disputed with you about the truth after it had become
clear, (and they went forth) as if they were being driven to death
while they saw (it).
Behold! Allah promised you one of the two (enemy) parties, that
it should be yours: Ye wished that the one unarmed should be yours, but Allah
willed to justify the Truth according to His words and to cut off the roots
of the Unbelievers;-
And when Allah promised you one of the two bands (of the
enemy) that it should be yours, and ye longed that other than the armed one
might be yours. And Allah willed that He should cause the Truth to triumph
by His words, and cut the root of the disbelievers;
And when Allah promised you one of the two parties that it
shall be yours and you loved that the one not armed should he
yours and Allah desired to manifest the truth of what was true
by His words and to cut off the root of the unbelievers.
That He might justify Truth and prove Falsehood false,
distasteful though it be to those in guilt.
That He might cause the Truth to triumph and bring vanity to
naught, however much the guilty might oppose;
That He may manifest the truth of what was true and show
the falsehood of what was false, though the guilty disliked.
Remember ye implored the assistance of your Lord, and He
answered you: "I will assist you with a thousand of the angels, ranks on
When ye sought help of your Lord and He answered you (saying):
I will help you with a thousand of the angels, rank on rank.
When you sought aid from your Lord, so He answered
you: I will assist you with a thousand of the angels following one
Allah made it but a message of hope, and an assurance to your
hearts: (in any case) there is no help except from Allah: and Allah is Exalted
in Power, Wise.
Allah appointed it only as good tidings, and that your hearts
thereby might be at rest. Victory cometh only by the help of Allah. Lo!
Allah is Mighty, Wise.
And Allah only gave it as a good news and that your
hearts might be at ease thereby; and victory is only from Allah;
surely Allah is Mighty, Wise.
Remember He covered you with a sort of drowsiness, to give you
calm as from Himself, and he caused rain to descend on you from heaven, to
clean you therewith, to remove from you the stain of Satan, to strengthen
your hearts, and to plant your feet firmly therewith.
When He made the slumber fall upon you as a reassurance from
him and sent down water from the sky upon you, that thereby He might purify
you, and remove from you the fear of Satan, and make strong your hearts and
firm (your) feet thereby.
When He caused calm to fall on you as a security from
Him and sent down upon you water from the cloud that He
might thereby purify you, and take away from you the uncleanness
of the Shaitan, and that He might fortify your hearts and
steady (your) footsteps thereby.
Remember thy Lord inspired the angels (with the message): "I
am with you: give firmness to the Believers: I will instil terror into the
hearts of the Unbelievers: smite ye above their necks and smite all their
finger-tips off them."
When thy Lord inspired the angels, (saying): I am with you. So
make those who believe stand firm. I will throw fear into the hearts of
those who disbelieve. Then smite the necks and smite of them each finger.
When your Lord revealed to the angels: I am with you,
therefore make firm those who believe. I will cast terror into the
hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads
and strike off every fingertip of them.
This because they contended against Allah and His Messenger: If
any contend against Allah and His Messenger, Allah is strict in punishment.
That is because they opposed Allah and His messenger. Whoso
opposeth Allah and His messenger, (for him) lo! Allah is severe in
This is because they acted adversely to Allah and His
Messenger; and whoever acts adversely to Allah and His Messenger--
then surely Allah is severe in requiting (evil).
Thus (will it be said): "Taste ye then of the (punishment):
for those who resist Allah, is the penalty of the Fire."
That (is the award), so taste it, and (know) that for
disbelievers is the torment of the Fire.
This-- taste it, and (know) that for the unbelievers is the
chastisement of fire.
O ye who believe! when ye meet the Unbelievers in hostile
array, never turn your backs to them.
O ye who believe! When ye meet those who disbelieve in battle,
turn not your backs to them.
O you who believe! when you meet those who disbelieve
marching for war, then turn not your backs to them.
If any do turn his back to them on such a day - unless it be
in a stratagem of war, or to retreat to a troop (of his own)- he draws on
himself the wrath of Allah, and his abode is Hell,- an evil refuge (indeed)!
Whoso on that day turneth his back to them, unless manoeuvring
for battle or intent to join a company, he truly hath incurred wrath from
Allah, and his habitation will be hell, a hapless journey's end.
And whoever shall turn his back to them on that day--
unless he turn aside for the sake of fighting or withdraws to a
company-- then he, indeed, becomes deserving of Allah's wrath,
and his abode is hell; and an evil destination shall it be.
It is not ye who slew them; it was Allah: when thou threwest (a
handful of dust), it was not thy act, but Allah's: in order that He might
test the Believers by a gracious trial from Himself: for Allah is He Who
heareth and knoweth (all things).
Ye (Muslims) slew them not, but Allah slew them. And thou
(Muhammad) threwest not when thou didst throw, but Allah threw, that He
might test the believers by a fair test from Him. Lo! Allah is Hearer,
So you did not slay them, but it was Allah Who slew
them, and you did not smite when you smote (the enemy), but it
was Allah Who smote, and that He might confer upon the
believers a good gift from Himself; surely Allah is Hearing,
That, and also because Allah is He Who makes feeble the plans
and stratagem of the Unbelievers.
That (is the case); and (know) that Allah (it is) Who maketh
weak the plan of disbelievers.
This, and that Allah is the weakener of the struggle of the
(O Unbelievers!) if ye prayed for victory and judgment, now
hath the judgment come to you: if ye desist (from wrong), it will be best
for you: if ye return (to the attack), so shall We. Not the least good will
your forces be to you even if they were multiplied: for verily Allah is with
those who believe!
(O Qureysh!) If ye sought a judgment, now hath the judgment
come unto you. And if ye cease (from persecuting the believers) it will be
better for you, but if ye return (to the attack) We also shall return. And
your host will avail you naught, however numerous it be, and (know) that
Allah is with the believers (in His Guidance).
If you demanded a judgment, the judgment has then
indeed come to you; and if you desist, it will be better for you;
and if you turn back (to fight), We (too) shall turn back, and
your forces shall avail you nothing, though they may be many,
and (know) that Allah is with the believers.
O ye who believe! Obey Allah and His Messenger, and turn not away
from him when ye hear (him speak).
O ye who believe! Obey Allah and His messenger, and turn not
away from him when ye hear (him speak).
O you who believe! obey Allah and His Messenger and do
not turn back from Him while you hear.
Nor be like those who say, "We hear," but listen not:
Be not as those who say, we hear, and they hear not.
And be not like those who said, We hear, and they did not
For the worst of beasts in the sight of Allah are the deaf and
the dumb,- those who understand not.
Lo! the worst of beasts in Allah's sight are the deaf, the
dumb, who have no sense.
Surely the vilest of animals, in Allah's sight, are the deaf,
the dumb, who do not understand.
If Allah had found in them any good. He would indeed have made
them listen: (As it is), if He had made them listen, they would but have
turned back and declined (Faith).
Had Allah known of any good in them He would have made them
hear, but had He made them hear they would have turned away, averse.
And if Allah had known any good in them He would have
made them hear, and if He makes them hear they would turn
back while they withdraw.
O ye who believe! give your response to Allah and His Messenger,
when He calleth you to that which will give you life; and know that Allah
cometh in between a man and his heart, and that it is He to Whom ye shall
(all) be gathered.
O ye who believe! Obey Allah, and the messenger when He
calleth you to that which quickeneth you, and know that Allah cometh in
between the man and his own heart, and that He it is unto Whom ye will be
O you who believe! answer (the call of) Allah and His
Messenger when he calls you to that which gives you life; and know
that Allah intervenes between man and his heart, and that to
Him you shall be gathered.
And fear tumult or oppression, which affecteth not in
particular (only) those of you who do wrong: and know that Allah is strict in
And guard yourselves against a chastisement which cannot fall
exclusively on those of you who are wrong-doers, and know that Allah is
severe in punishment.
And fear an affliction which may not smite those of you in
particular who are unjust; and know that Allah is severe in
Call to mind when ye were a small (band), despised through the
land, and afraid that men might despoil and kidnap you; But He provided a
safe asylum for you, strengthened you with His aid, and gave you Good
things for sustenance: that ye might be grateful.
And remember, when ye were few and reckoned feeble in the
land, and were in fear lest men should extirpate you, how He gave you
refuge, and strengthened you with His help, and made provision of good
things for you, that haply ye might be thankful.
And remember when you were few, deemed weak in the
land, fearing lest people might carry you off by force, but He
sheltered you and strengthened you with His aid and gave you of
the good things that you may give thanks.
O ye that believe! betray not the trust of Allah and the
Messenger, nor misappropriate knowingly things entrusted to you.
O ye who believe! Betray not Allah and His messenger, nor
knowingly betray your trusts.
O you who believe! be not unfaithful to Allah and the
Messenger, nor be unfaithful to your trusts while you know.
And know ye that your possessions and your progeny are but a
trial; and that it is Allah with Whom lies your highest reward.
And know that your possessions and your children are a test,
and that with Allah is immense reward.
And know that your property and your children are a
temptation, and that Allah is He with Whom there is a mighty
O ye who believe! if ye fear Allah, He will grant you a
criterion (to judge between right and wrong), remove from you (all) evil
(that may afflict) you, and forgive you: for Allah is the Lord of grace
O ye who believe! If ye keep your duty to Allah, He will give
you discrimination (between right and wrong) and will rid you of your evil
thoughts and deeds, and will forgive you. Allah is of Infinite Bounty.
O you who believe! If you are careful of (your duty to)
Allah, He will grant you a distinction and do away with your
evils and forgive you; and Allah is the Lord of mighty grace.
Remember how the Unbelievers plotted against thee, to keep
thee in bonds, or slay thee, or get thee out (of thy home). They plot and
plan, and Allah too plans; but the best of planners is Allah.
And when those who disbelieve plot against thee (O Muhammad)
to wound thee fatally, or to kill thee or to drive thee forth; they plot,
but Allah (also) plotteth; and Allah is the best of plotters.
And when those who disbelieved devised plans against
you that they might confine you or slay you or drive you away;
and they devised plans and Allah too had arranged a plan; and
Allah is the best of planners.
When Our Signs are rehearsed to them, they say: "We have heard
this (before): if we wished, we could say (words) like these: these are
nothing but tales of the ancients."
And when Our revelations are recited unto them they say: We
have heard. If we wish we can speak the like of this. Lo! this is naught
but fables of the men of old.
And when Our communications are recited to them, they
say: We have heard indeed; if we pleased we could say the like of
it; this is nothing but the stories of the ancients.
Remember how they said: "O Allah if this is indeed the Truth
from Thee, rain down on us a shower of stones form the sky, or send us a
And when they said: O Allah! If this be indeed the truth from
Thee, then rain down stones on us or bring on us some painful doom!
And when they said: O Allah! if this is the truth from
Thee, then rain upon us stones from heaven or inflict on us a
But Allah was not going to send them a penalty whilst thou wast
amongst them; nor was He going to send it whilst they could ask for
But Allah would not punish them while thou wast with them, nor
will He punish them while they seek forgiveness.
But Allah was not going to chastise them while you were
among them, nor is Allah going to chastise them while yet they
ask for forgiveness.
But what plea have they that Allah should not punish them, when
they keep out (men) from the sacred Mosque - and they are not its
guardians? No men can be its guardians except the righteous; but most of
them do not understand.
What (plea) have they that Allah should not punish them, when
they debar (His servants) from the Inviolable Place of Worship, though they
are not its fitting guardians. Its fitting guardians are those only who
keep their duty to Allah. But most of them know not.
And what (excuse) have they that Allah should not chastise
them while they hinder (men) from the Sacred Mosque and
they are not (fit to be) guardians of it; its guardians are only
those who guard (against evil), but most of them do not know.
Their prayer at the House (of Allah) is nothing but whistling
and clapping of hands: (Its only answer can be), "Taste ye the penalty
because ye blasphemed."
And their worship at the (holy) House is naught but whistling
and hand-clapping. Therefore (it is said unto them): Taste of the doom
because ye disbelieve.
And their prayer before the House is nothing but whistling
and clapping of hands; taste then the chastisement, for you
The Unbelievers spend their wealth to hinder (man) from the
path of Allah, and so will they continue to spend; but in the end they will
have (only) regrets and sighs; at length they will be overcome: and the
Unbelievers will be gathered together to Hell;-
Lo! those who disbelieve spend their wealth in order that they
may debar (men) from the way of Allah. They will spend it, then it will
become an anguish for them, then they will be conquered. And those who
disbelieve will be gathered unto hell,
Surely those who disbelieve spend their wealth to hinder
(people) from the way of Allah; so they shall spend it, then it
shall be to them an intense regret, then they shall be overcome;
and those who disbelieve shall be driven together to hell.
In order that Allah may separate the impure from the pure, put
the impure, one on another, heap them together, and cast them into Hell.
They will be the ones to have lost.
That Allah may separate the wicked from the good, The wicked
will He place piece upon piece, and heap them all together, and consign
them unto hell. Such verily are the losers.
That Allah might separate the impure from the good, and
put the impure, some of it upon the other, and pile it up
together, then cast it into hell; these it is that are the losers.
Say to the Unbelievers, if (now) they desist (from Unbelief),
their past would be forgiven them; but if they persist, the punishment of
those before them is already (a matter of warning for them).
Tell those who disbelieve that if they cease (from persecution
of believers) that which is past will be forgiven them; but if they return
(thereto) then the example of the men of old hath already gone (before
them, for a warning).
Say to those who disbelieve, if they desist, that which is
past shall be forgiven to them; and if they return, then what
happened to the ancients has already passed.
And fight them on until there is no more tumult or oppression,
and there prevail justice and faith in Allah altogether and everywhere; but
if they cease, verily Allah doth see all that they do.
And fight them until persecution is no more, and religion is
all for Allah. But if they cease, then lo! Allah is Seer of what they do.
And fight with them until there is no more persecution
and religion should be only for Allah; but if they desist, then
surely Allah sees what they do.
If they refuse, be sure that Allah is your Protector - the best
to protect and the best to help.
And if they turn away, then know that Allah is your Befriender
- a Transcendent Patron, a Transcendent Helper!
And if they turn back, then know that Allah is your
Patron; most excellent is the Patron and most excellent the
And know that out of all the booty that ye may acquire (in
war), a fifth share is assigned to Allah,- and to the Messenger, and to near
relatives, orphans, the needy, and the wayfarer,- if ye do believe in Allah
and in the revelation We sent down to Our servant on the Day of Testing,-
the Day of the meeting of the two forces. For Allah hath power over all
And know that whatever ye take as spoils of war, lo! a fifth
thereof is for Allah, and for the messenger and for the kinsman (who hath
need) and orphans and the needy and the wayfarer, if ye believe in Allah
and that which We revealed unto Our slave on the Day of Discrimination, the
day when the two armies met. And Allah is Able to do all things.
And know that whatever thing you gain, a fifth of it
is for Allah and for the Messenger and for the near of kin and
the orphans and the needy and the wayfarer, if you believe in
Allah and in that which We revealed to Our servant, on the day
of distinction, the day on which the two parties met; and Allah
has power over all things.
Remember ye were on the hither side of the valley, and they on
the farther side, and the caravan on lower ground than ye. Even if ye had
made a mutual appointment to meet, ye would certainly have failed in the
appointment: But (thus ye met), that Allah might accomplish a matter already
enacted; that those who died might die after a clear Sign (had been given),
and those who lived might live after a Clear Sign (had been given). And
verily Allah is He Who heareth and knoweth (all things).
When ye were on the near bank (of the valley) and they were on
the yonder bank, and the caravan was below you (on the coast plain). And
had ye trysted to meet one another ye surely would have failed to keep the
tryst, but (it happened, as it did, without the forethought of either of
you) that Allah might conclude a thing that must be done; that he who
perished (on that day) might perish by a clear proof (of His Sovereignty)
and he who survived might survive by a clear proof (of His Sovereignty).
Lo! Allah in truth is Hearer, Knower.
When you were on the nearer side (of the valley) and they
were on the farthest side, while the caravan was in a lower place
than you; and if you had mutually made an appointment, you
would certainly have broken away from the appointment, but--
in order that Allah might bring about a matter which was to be
done, that he who would perish might perish by clear proof, and
he who would live might live by clear proof; and most surely
Allah is Hearing, Knowing;
Remember in thy dream Allah showed them to thee as few: if He
had shown them to thee as many, ye would surely have been discouraged, and
ye would surely have disputed in (your) decision; but Allah saved (you): for
He knoweth well the (secrets) of (all) hearts.
When Allah showed them unto thee (O Muhammad) in thy dream as
few in number, and if He had shown them to thee as many, ye (Muslims) would
have faltered and would have quarrelled over the affair. But Allah saved
(you). Lo! He knoweth what is in the breasts (of men).
When Allah showed them to you in your dream as few;
and if He had shown them to you as many you would certainly
have become weak-hearted and you would have disputed about
the matter, but Allah saved (you); surely He is the Knower of
what is in the breasts.
And remember when ye met, He showed them to you as few in your
eyes, and He made you appear as contemptible in their eyes: that Allah might
accomplish a matter already enacted. For to Allah do all questions go back
And when He made you (Muslims), when ye met (them), see them
with your eyes as few, and lessened you in their eyes, (it was) that Allah
might conclude a thing that must be done. Unto Allah all things are brought
And when He showed them to you, when you met, as few
in your eyes and He made you to appear little in their eyes, in
order that Allah might bring about a matter which was to be
done, and to Allah are all affairs returned.
O ye who believe! When ye meet a force, be firm, and call Allah
in remembrance much (and often); that ye may prosper:
O ye who believe! When ye meet an army, hold firm and think of
Allah much, that ye may be successful.
O you who believe! when you meet a party, then be firm,
and remember Allah much, that you may be successful.
And obey Allah and His Messenger; and fall into no disputes, lest
ye lose heart and your power depart; and be patient and persevering: For
Allah is with those who patiently persevere:
And obey Allah and His messenger, and dispute not one with
another lest ye falter and your strength depart from you; but be steadfast!
Lo! Allah is with the steadfast.
And obey Allah and His Messenger and do not quarrel for
then you will be weak in hearts and your power will depart, and
be patient; surely Allah is with the patient.
And be not like those who started from their homes insolently
and to be seen of men, and to hinder (men) from the path of Allah: For Allah
compasseth round about all that they do.
Be not as those who came forth from their dwellings boastfully
and to be seen of men, and debar (men) from the way of Allah, while Allah
is surrounding all they do.
And be not like those who came forth from their homes in
great exultation and to be seen of men, and (who) turn away
from the way of Allah, and Allah comprehends what they do.
Remember Satan made their (sinful) acts seem alluring to them,
and said: "No one among men can overcome you this day, while I am near to
you": But when the two forces came in sight of each other, he turned on his
heels, and said: "Lo! I am clear of you; lo! I see what ye see not; Lo! I
fear Allah: for Allah is strict in punishment."
And when Satan made their deeds seem fair to them and said:
No-one of mankind can conquer you this day, for I am your protector. But
when the armies came in sight of one another, he took flight, saying: Lo! I
am guiltless of you. Lo! I see that which ye see not. Lo! I fear Allah. And
Allah is severe in punishment.
And when the Shaitan made their works fair seeming to
them, and said: No one can overcome you this day, and surely I
am your protector: but when the two parties came in sight of
each other he turned upon his heels, and said: Surely I am clear
of you, surely I see what you do not see, surely I fear Allah; and
Allah is severe in requiting (evil).
Lo! the hypocrites say, and those in whose hearts is a
disease: "These people,- their religion has misled them." But if any trust
in Allah, behold! Allah is Exalted in might, Wise.
When the hypocrites and those in whose hearts is a disease
said: Their religion hath deluded these. Whoso putteth his trust in Allah
(will find that) lo! Allah is Mighty, Wise.
When the hypocrites and those in whose hearts was disease
said: Their religion has deceived them; and whoever trusts
in Allah, then surely Allah is Mighty, Wise.
If thou couldst see, when the angels take the souls of the
Unbelievers (at death), (How) they smite their faces and their backs,
(saying): "Taste the penalty of the blazing Fire-
If thou couldst see how the angels receive those who
disbelieve, smiting faces and their backs and (saying): Taste the
punishment of burning!
And had you seen when the angels will cause to die those
who disbelieve, smiting their faces and their backs, and (saying):
Taste the punishment of burning.
"Because of (the deeds) which your (own) hands sent forth; for
Allah is never unjust to His servants:
This is for that which your own hands have sent before (to the
Judgment), and (know) that Allah is not a tyrant to His slaves.
This is for what your own hands have sent on before, and
because Allah is not in the least unjust to the servants;
"(Deeds) after the manner of the people of Pharaoh and of
those before them: They rejected the Signs of Allah, and Allah punished them
for their crimes: for Allah is Strong, and Strict in punishment:
(Their way is) as the way of Pharaoh's folk and those before
them; they disbelieved the revelations of Allah, and Allah took them in
their sins. Lo! Allah is Strong, severe in punishment.
In the manner of the people of Firon and those before
them; they disbelieved in Allah's communications, therefore Allah
destroyed them on account of their faults; surely Allah is strong,
severe in requiting (evil).
"Because Allah will never change the grace which He hath
bestowed on a people until they change what is in their (own) souls: and
verily Allah is He Who heareth and knoweth (all things)."
That is because Allah never changeth the grace He hath
bestowed on any people until they first change that which is in their
hearts, and (that is) because Allah is Hearer, Knower.
This is because Allah has never changed a favor which He
has conferred upon a people until they change their own condition;
and because Allah is Hearing, Knowing;
(Deeds) after the manner of the people of Pharaoh and those
before them": They treated as false the Signs of their Lord: so We
destroyed them for their crimes, and We drowned the people of Pharaoh: for
they were all oppressors and wrong-doers.
(Their way is) as the way of Pharaoh's folk and those before
them; they denied the revelations of their Lord, so We destroyed them in
their sins. And We drowned the folk of Pharaoh. All were evil-doers.
In the manner of the people of Firon and those before
them; they rejected the communications of their Lord, therefore
We destroyed them on account of their faults and We drowned
Firon's people, and they were all unjust.
For the worst of beasts in the sight of Allah are those who
reject Him: They will not believe.
Lo! the worst of beasts in Allah's sight are the ungrateful
who will not believe.
Surely the vilest of animals in Allah's sight are those who
disbelieve, then they would not believe.
They are those with whom thou didst make a covenant, but they
break their covenant every time, and they have not the fear (of Allah).
Those of them with whom thou madest a treaty, and then at
every opportunity they break their treaty, and they keep not duty (to
Those with whom you make an agreement, then they
break their agreement every time and they do not guard (against
If ye gain the mastery over them in war, disperse, with them,
those who follow them, that they may remember.
If thou comest on them in the war, deal with them so as to
strike fear in those who are behind them, that haply they may remember.
Therefore if you overtake them in fighting, then scatter by
(making an example of) them those who are in their rear, that
they may be mindful.
If thou fearest treachery from any group, throw back (their
covenant) to them, (so as to be) on equal terms: for Allah loveth not the
And if thou fearest treachery from any folk, then throw back
to them (their treaty) fairly. Lo! Allah loveth not the treacherous.
And if you fear treachery on the part of a people, then
throw back to them on terms of equality; surely Allah does not
love the treacherous.
Let not the unbelievers think that they can get the better (of
the godly): they will never frustrate (them).
And let not those who disbelieve suppose that they can
outstrip (Allah's Purpose). Lo! they cannot escape.
And let not those who disbelieve think that they shall
come in first; surely they will not escape.
Against them make ready your strength to the utmost of your
power, including steeds of war, to strike terror into (the hearts of) the
enemies, of Allah and your enemies, and others besides, whom ye may not know,
but whom Allah doth know. Whatever ye shall spend in the cause of Allah, shall
be repaid unto you, and ye shall not be treated unjustly.
Make ready for them all thou canst of (armed) force and of
horses tethered, that thereby ye may dismay the enemy of Allah and your
enemy, and others beside them whom ye know not. Allah knoweth them.
Whatsoever ye spend in the way of Allah it will be repaid to you in full,
and ye will not be wronged.
And prepare against them what force you can and horses
tied at the frontier, to frighten thereby the enemy of Allah and
your enemy and others besides them, whom you do not know
(but) Allah knows them; and whatever thing you will spend in
Allah's way, it will be paid back to you fully and you shall not be
dealt with unjustly.
But if the enemy incline towards peace, do thou (also) incline
towards peace, and trust in Allah: for He is One that heareth and knoweth
And if they incline to peace, incline thou also to it, and
trust in Allah. Lo! He, even He, is the Hearer, the Knower.
And if they incline to peace, then incline to it and trust in
Allah; surely He is the Hearing, the Knowing.
Should they intend to deceive thee,- verily Allah sufficeth
thee: He it is That hath strengthened thee with His aid and with (the
company of) the Believers;
And if they would deceive thee, then lo! Allah is Sufficient
for thee. He it is Who supporteth thee with His help and with the
And if they intend to deceive you-- then surely Allah is
sufficient for you; He it is Who strengthened you with His help
and with the believers
And (moreover) He hath put affection between their hearts: not
if thou hadst spent all that is in the earth, couldst thou have produced
that affection, but Allah hath done it: for He is Exalted in might, Wise.
And (as for the believers) hath attuned their hearts. If thou
hadst spent all that is in the earth thou couldst not have attuned their
hearts, but Allah hath attuned them. Lo! He is Mighty, Wise.
And united their hearts; had you spent all that is in the
earth, you could not have united their hearts, but Allah united
them; surely He is Mighty, Wise.
O Prophet! sufficient unto thee is Allah,- (unto thee) and unto
those who follow thee among the Believers.
O Prophet! Allah is Sufficient for thee and those who follow
thee of the believers.
O Prophet! Allah is sufficient for you and (for) such of the
believers as follow you.
O Prophet! rouse the Believers to the fight. If there are
twenty amongst you, patient and persevering, they will vanquish two
hundred: if a hundred, they will vanquish a thousand of the Unbelievers:
for these are a people without understanding.
O Prophet! Exhort the believers to fight. If there be of you
twenty steadfast they shall overcome two hundred, and if there be of you a
hundred (steadfast) they shall overcome a thousand of those who disbelieve,
because they (the disbelievers) are a folk without intelligence.
O Prophet! urge the believers to war; if there are twenty
patient ones of you they shall overcome two hundred, and if
there are a hundred of you they shall overcome a thousand of
those who disbelieve, because they are a people who do not
For the present, Allah hath lightened your (task), for He
knoweth that there is a weak spot in you: But (even so), if there are a
hundred of you, patient and persevering, they will vanquish two hundred,
and if a thousand, they will vanquish two thousand, with the leave of Allah:
for Allah is with those who patiently persevere.
Now hath Allah lightened your burden, for He knoweth that
there is weakness in you. So if there be of you a steadfast hundred they
shall overcome two hundred, and if there be of you a thousand (steadfast)
they shall overcome two thousand by permission of Allah. Allah is with the
For the present Allah has made light your burden, and He
knows that there is weakness in you; so if there are a hundred
patient ones of you they shall overcome two hundred, and if
there are a thousand they shall overcome two thousand by
Allah's permission, and Allah is with the patient.
It is not fitting for a prophet that he should have prisoners
of war until he hath thoroughly subdued the land. Ye look for the temporal
goods of this world; but Allah looketh to the Hereafter: And Allah is Exalted
in might, Wise.
It is not for any prophet to have captives until he hath made
slaughter in the land. Ye desire the lure of this world and Allah desireth
(for you) the Hereafter, and Allah is Mighty, Wise.
It is not fit for a prophet that he should take captives
unless he has fought and triumphed in the land; you desire the
frail goods of this world, while Allah desires (for you) the
hereafter; and Allah is Mighty, Wise.
Had it not been for a previous ordainment from Allah, a severe
penalty would have reached you for the (ransom) that ye took.
Had it not been for an ordinance of Allah which had gone
before, an awful doom had come upon you on account of what ye took.
Were it not for an ordinance from Allah that had already
gone forth, surely there would have befallen you a great chastisement
for what you had taken to.
But (now) enjoy what ye took in war, lawful and good: but fear
Allah: for Allah is Oft-forgiving, Most Merciful.
Now enjoy what ye have won, as lawful and good, and keep your
duty to Allah. Lo! Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.
Eat then of the lawful and good (things) which you have
acquired in war, and be careful of (your duty to) Allah; surely
Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.
O Prophet! say to those who are captives in your hands: "If
Allah findeth any good in your hearts, He will give you something better than
what has been taken from you, and He will forgive you: for Allah is
Oft-forgiving, Most Merciful."
O Prophet! Say unto those captives who are in your hands: If
Allah knoweth any good in your hearts He will give you better than that
which hath been taken from you, and will forgive you. Lo! Allah is
O Prophet! say to those of the captives who are in your
hands: If Allah knows anything good in your hearts, He will give
to you better than that which has been taken away from you and
will forgive you, and Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.
But if they have treacherous designs against thee, (O
Messenger!), they have already been in treason against Allah, and so hath He
given (thee) power over them. And Allah so He Who hath (full) knowledge and
And if they would betray thee, they betrayed Allah before, and
He gave (thee) power over them. Allah is Knower, Wise.
And if they intend to act unfaithfully towards you, so
indeed they acted unfaithfully towards Allah before, but He gave
(you) mastery over them; and Allah is Knowing, Wise.
Those who believed, and adopted exile, and fought for the
Faith, with their property and their persons, in the cause of Allah, as well
as those who gave (them) asylum and aid,- these are (all) friends and
protectors, one of another. As to those who believed but came not into
exile, ye owe no duty of protection to them until they come into exile; but
if they seek your aid in religion, it is your duty to help them, except
against a people with whom ye have a treaty of mutual alliance. And
(remember) Allah seeth all that ye do.
Lo! those who believed and left their homes and strove with
their wealth and their lives for the cause of Allah, and those who took
them in and helped them: these are protecting friends one of another. And
those who believed but did not leave their homes, ye have no duty to
protect them till they leave their homes; but if they seek help from you in
the matter of religion then it is your duty to help (them) except against a
folk between whom and you there is a treaty. Allah is Seer of what ye do.
Surely those who believed and fled (their homes) and
struggled hard in Allah's way with their property and their souls,
and those who gave shelter and helped-- these are guardians of
each other; and (as for) those who believed and did not fly, not
yours is their guardianship until they fly; and if they seek aid
from you in the matter of religion, aid is incumbent on you
except against a people between whom and you there is a treaty,
and Allah sees what you do.
The Unbelievers are protectors, one of another: Unless ye do
this, (protect each other), there would be tumult and oppression on earth,
and great mischief.
And those who disbelieve are protectors one of another - If ye
do not so, there will be confusion in the land, and great corruption.
And (as for) those who disbelieve, some of them are the
guardians of others; if you will not do it, there will be in the land
persecution and great mischief.
Those who believe, and adopt exile, and fight for the Faith,
in the cause of Allah as well as those who give (them) asylum and aid,- these
are (all) in very truth the Believers: for them is the forgiveness of sins
and a provision most generous.
Those who believed and left their homes and strove for the
cause of Allah, and those who took them in and helped them - these are the
believers in truth. For them is pardon, and bountiful provision.
And (as for) those who believed and fled and struggled
hard in Allah's way, and those who gave shelter and helped,
these are the believers truly; they shall have forgiveness and
And those who accept Faith subsequently, and adopt exile, and
fight for the Faith in your company,- they are of you. But kindred by blood
have prior rights against each other in the Book of Allah. Verily Allah is
well-acquainted with all things.
And those who afterwards believed and left their homes and
strove along with you, they are of you; and those who are akin are nearer
one to another in the ordinance of Allah. Lo! Allah is Knower of all
And (as for) those who believed afterwards and fled and
struggled hard along with you, they are of you; and the possessors
of relationships are nearer to each other in the ordinance of
Allah; surely Allah knows all things.