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Surah Number 9 (At-Taubah-Repentance,
Revealed at: Madinah
Total Verses: 129
This is declaration of
disassociation from Allah and His Messenger to those
idolaters with whom you had entered into a contract
and they did not keep it.
Then go about in the land for four months and know
that you can not tire Allah and Allah is to
humiliate the infidels.
And there is proclamation from Allah and His
Messenger to all People on the day of Great
Pilgrimage that Allah is rid of the polytheists and
so His Messenger, if you then repent it is then good
for you, and if you turn you' face then know that
you cannot tire Allah. And give good tidings to
infidels of a painful torment.
But those associators with whom you had covenanted
they did not detract anything in your Contract, and
did not help any one against you then fulfil their
covenant till the promised day. Undoubtedly, Allah
loves the pious ones.
Then when the sacred months have passed, slay the
associators wherever you find them and catch them,
and confine them and sit in wait for them at every
place; again if they repent and establish prayer and
give the poor-due then leave their way. Verily Allah
is Forgiving, Merciful.
And 'O beloved Prophet'. If any of the associators
ask your protection, then give him protection that
he may hear the word of Allah then convey him to his
place of security. This is because they are the
How there shall be any covenant for the associators
with Allah and His Messenger but those with whom you
covenanted near the Sacred Mosque! Then as long as
they keep their covenant for you, you should also
stand for them. Undoubtedly, Allah loves the pious
How (Can it be) their condition is this that if they
prevail against you, then neither they would care
for relationship nor for agreement. They please you
with their mouths, and their hearts refuse, and most
of them are disobedient.
They have sold the Signs of Allah for a meagre
price, and then they barred from His path.
Undoubtedly, they do evil deeds.
They neither have regard of relationship or
agreement in any Muslim. And they are the
Again if they repent and establish prayer and pay
the poor-due (Zakat) then they are your brothers, in
faith. And We explain the signs in detail for a
people who know.
If they break their oaths after their covenant, and
taunt at your religion, then fight with the leaders
of infidelity. Undoubtedly, their oaths are nothing.
Haply they may desist.
Will you not fight with a people who have broken
their oaths and resolved to turn out the Messenger,
although the beginning is from them? Do you fear
them? Linen Allah is Most Worthy that you should
fear Him if you believe (Him).
Then fight them, Allah will torment them at your
hands and will humiliate them and will help you
against them, and will heal the breasts of the
And will remove the anger of their hearts, and Allah
relent of whomsoever He pleases, and Allah is
Are you in this conception that you would be left
alone, and Allah has not yet made known those of you
who will struggle and will not take any one as a
confident except Allah and His Messenger and the
muslims. Allah is Aware of what you do?
It is not for the associators that they should
inhabit the mosque of Allah, bearing witnesses of
infidelity against themselves. Their entire works
are destroyed, and they shall abide in the Fire.
They only inhabit the mosques of Allah who believe
in Allah and the Last Day and establish prayer and
pay the poor-due (Zakat) and fear none but Allah,
therefore it is near that these people may be among
the guided ones.
Then do you hold the offering of water to the
pilgrims and service of the Sacred Mosque equal to
one who believed in Allah and the Last Day and
struggled in the path of Allah? They are not equal
in the sight of Allah, And Allah guides not the
Those who believed and emigrated and fought with
their wealth and lives in the path of Allah have the
highest rank near Allah. And they are they who
reached to their goal.
Their Lord does give them glad tidings of His Mercy
and of His Pleasure and of those gardens wherein
there is lasting bliss for them.
They will abide there in forever. Undoubtedly, there
is great reward with Allah.
'O Believers! Take not your fathers and brothers for
friends, if they prefer infidelity over faith. And
who so of you will be-friend them, then they are
they who are unjust.
Say you 'If your fathers, and your sons and your
brothers and your wives and your clan and the wealth
of your earning and the trade of which you fear loss
and the houses of your choice, these things are
dearer to you than Allah and His Messenger and the
struggling in His path, then wait till Allah brings
His Command. And Allah guides not the disobedients.
Undoubtedly, Allah did help you at many places and
on the day of Hunain when you had boasted on your
multitude, it availed you nothing, and the land
being so vast, became straitened to you, then you
turned your backs retreating
Then Allah sent down His Calm upon His Messenger and
upon Muslims, and He sent down the hosts that you
did not see and chastised the infidels. And this is
the punishment of the rejecters.
Thereafter Allah will relent whom He pleases. And
Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.
'O believers! The associators are altogether
unclean, then let them not approach the sacred
Mosque after this year. And if you fear poverty,
then soon Allah shall enrich you of His bounty if He
pleases. Verily, Allah is Knowing, Wise.
Fight those who believe not in Allah, and in the
Last Day, and accept not as unlawful what Allah and
His messenger made unlawful, and follow not the true
faith that is to say those who were Coven the Book
until they pay the required tax with their own hands
being brought low.
And the Jews, said, "Uzair is the son of Allah" and
the Christians said 'Masih (Christ) is the son of
Allah' These things, they utter with their mouths.
They imitate the sayings of the infidels before
them. Allah assail them, whither they are
They have taken their priests and monks as gods
besides Allah and also Masih son of Maryam; and they
were Commanded not but this that that they worship
only one Allah; none is to be worshipped except He.
Hallowed be He from their polytheism.
They wish to put off the light of Allah with their
mouths and Allah will not agree but to perfect His
light, though the infidels may dislike it.
It is He who has sent His Messenger with guidance
and true religion that He may make it prevail over
all religions, though the infidels may dislike it.
'O believers! Verily many of the priests and monks
devour the wealth of the people wrongfully and bar
from the path of Allah. And those who hoard up gold
and silver and spend not in the path of Allah give
them the good tidings of a painful torment.
The day when they shall be heated in the fire of the
Hell, then their foreheads and sides and backs shall
be branded therewith. This is what you had hoarded
for yourselves, now taste the hoarding.
Undoubtedly, the number of months with Allah is
twelve in the Book of Allah since the day He made
the Heavens and Earth four of them are sacred. This
is the right religion, then wrong not yourselves in
these months, and fight the infidels at all times,
as they fight with you, all times And know that
Allah is with the pious ones.
Their postponement of the months are not but an
increase in infidelity, with which the infidels are
misguided, they make it lawful one year and hold it
unlawful another year, that they may make up the
number which Allah has sanctified, and make lawful
what Allah has forbidden. Their vile deeds seem fair
in their eyes and Allah guides not the infidel
'O Believers! What happened to you, that when it is
said to you, 'Go forth in the way of Allah, you sit
down on the earth heavily'? Have you chosen the life
of this work in preference to the Hereafter? And the
goods of the living worlds in comparison with that
of the Hereafter is nothing but little.
If you will not march forth, He will punish you with
a severe punishment and will replace you by another
people, and you can do no harm to Him. And Allah can
do every thing
If you help him (The beloved Prophet) not, then no
doubt, Allah helped him, when on account of the
mischief of the infidels, he was to go out with only
two souls, when they both were in the Cave, and when
he said to his companion 'Grieve not, no doubt Allah
is with us', then Allah sent down His satisfaction
on him, and helped him with armies which you did not
see, and put down the words of the infidels. It is
the word of Allah, alone which is supreme, and Allah
is Dominant, Wise.
March forth with light soul, or with heavy heart and
struggle in the way of Allah with your wealth and
lives. It is better for you, if you know.
If there had been any near gain, or an average
journey, then they would have certainly gone with
you, but the hard journey seemed too long to them,
and now they will swear by Allah, that if we had
been able, then we would have surely gone with you.
They ruin their souls, and Allah knows that
undoubtedly, they are necessarily liars.
Allah forgive you, why did you then permit them,
till the true one had not become manifest to you and
the liars had not become clear?
And those who would believe in Allah and the Last
Day would not ask leave of you from struggling with
their wealth and their lives. And Allah knows well
Those only ask you this leave who do not believe in
Allah and the Last Day and their hearts are in
doubts, then in their doubts they waver.
Had they willed to go forth, they would have made
some preparation for it; but God disliked their
rousing, so He made them lethargic, and it was said
to them 'remain sitting with those who sit'.
If they would have come out among you, they would
have added you nothing except trouble and would have
run to and from in your midst seeking to cause
sedition among you, and there are among you, their
spies. And Allah Knows well the unjust.
No doubt, they already sought to create disorder
before, and turned the plans upside down for you O'
Beloved! Till the truth came and Allah's command
And any one among them submits before you like this,
'Give me leave, and put me not in trial', Listen,
they have already fallen into trial. And
undoubtedly, the hell has surrounded the infidels.
If good befalls you, then it hurts them, and if any
misfortune comes to you, then they say 'We had
already set right our works before, and turn back
Say you 'nothing shall reach us, but what Allah has
ordained for us. He is our Protector, and the
Muslims should keep trust in Allah only.
Say you, 'What you are waiting for us but one of the
two goods' ? And we are waiting for you that Allah
shall afflict you with a torment from Himself, or
with our hands. Now wait then, we are also waiting
Say you, 'Spend willingly or unwillingly, it shall
not be accepted from you. No doubt, you are a people
And what they spend. Its acceptance was not barred.
But because they rejected Allah and His Messenger
and come not to prayers but lazily, and spend not
Then let not their wealth and their children
astonish you. Allah only intends to punish them with
these things in the life of the world and that their
souls may depart while they are infidels.
They swear by Allah that they are from amongst you
and they are not from amongst you, yes they are
If they find a place of refuge, or cave or a place
to creep into, they will turn there to rushing
And of them, some one is he who blames you with
regard to the distribution of charities, then if
they get some thing of these, they are pleased, and
if they get not, then they are angry.
What a good it had been, if they would have been
pleased with what Allah and His Messenger had given
them and would have said 'Sufficient for us is
Allah', Now Allah is to give us of His Bounty, and
so the Messenger of Allah. To Allah only we lean.
The poor-due (Zakat) is only for those who are poor
and needy and those who collect it, and for those
whose hearts are to be conciliated for Islam, and
for the freeing of slaves, and for debtors, and for
spending in the way of Allah and for the traveller.
This has been ordained by Allah. And Allah is
And of them some are those who hurt the Prophet and
say, 'He is an ear, say 'He is an ear for good of
you, believes in Allah and believes the words of
Muslims, and is a mercy for those who are Muslims
among you.' And those who hurt the Messenger, for
them is the painful torment.
They swear by Allah before you may be pleased and
Allah and His Messenger had greater right, that they
should please him, if they had faith.
Are they not aware that whoso opposes Allah and His
Messengers then for him is the fire of the Hell in
which he will abide for ever? This is the great
The hypocrites fear lest a Surah (Chapter) should be
sent down to them informing them, what is in their
hearts. Say you 'Mock on, truly Allah is about to
reveal what you fear.'
And O' beloved Prophet! If you ask to them, they
will say 'We were only jesting and playing'. Say
you; 'Do you mock at Allah and His signs and His
Make no excuses, you have already become
disbeliveers after being muslims. If We forgive some
one of you, then We shall chastise others because
they were guilty.
The hypocrites' men and women are the birds of the
same feather; they bid evil and forbid from doing
good, and (they) keep their hands closed. They have
left Allah then Allah has left them. No doubt the
hypocrites are the confirmed disobedients.
Allah has promised the hypocrites men and
hypocrites' women and infidels, the fire of the
Hell, wherein they will abide forever. That is
sufficient for them, and the curse of Allah is upon
them, and for them is the lasting torment.
As those before you, they were mightier than you in
strength, and more abundant in wealth and children.
They enjoyed their share then you enjoy your share
just as those before you enjoyed their share, and
you indulged ingesting just as they indulged. Their
works are wasted in the world and the Hereafter, and
they are the people who are losers.
Have they not received the news of those before them
the people of Nooh, and Aad and Thamud, and the
people of Ibrahim, and the men of Madian and the
overthrown towns? Their Messengers had brought to
them bright evidences; then it was not befitting to
Allah that He might have wronged them, but they were
themselves unjust to their souls.
And the Muslim men and women are friends to one
another, bid for good and forbid evil and establish
prayer and pay the poor-due (Zakat) and obey Allah
and His Messenger. These are they on whom soon Allah
will have mercy. Undoubtedly Allah is, Dominant,
Allah has promised to Muslim men and Muslim women
Gardens under which rivers flow, wherein they shall
reside forever and clean houses in the inhabitable
gardens. And the pleasure of Allah is the greatest.
This is the achievement of the greater Goal.
'O Communicator of the hidden news, (Prophet) fight
against the infidels and the hypocrites and be
strict to them Their destination is Hell and what an
evil place of return.
They swear by Allah that they said it not, and no
doubt, necessarily they uttered the word of
infidelity and became infidels after accepting Islam
and they had desired that Which they could not get;
and what they felt bad, only this that Allah and His
Messenger has enriched them out of His grace; then
if they repent, it is good for them, and if they
turn their faces then Allah will chastise them with
a severe torment in the world and the Hereafter and
on the earth they shall have neither any supporter
nor any helper.
And of them, there are some who had covenanted with
Allah that if He will give us out of His grace then
we shall surely give in charity and we shall surely
become good men.
Then when Allah gave them out of His grace, they
became niggardly of it and turned away turning their
Therefore after it Allah put hypocrisy in their
hearts, until the Day they meet Him -the recompense
of that they acted against what they had promised to
Allah and the recompense of that they used to lie.
Are they not aware that Allah Knows the secrets of
their hearts and their whisper and Allah is the well
Knower of all hidden things?
Those who blame those muslims who give charity
willingly and those who get not but with their hard
labour, so they laugh at them. Allah will punish
them for their laughing and for them is the painful.
Ask you forgiveness for them or ask not. If you will
ask forgiveness for them seventy times, Allah will
never forgive them. This is because that they have
rejected Allah and His Messenger. And Allah guides
not the disobedients.
Those who were left behind delighted at this that
they remained sitting behind the Messenger and they
did not like that they may fight in the way of Allah
with their wealth and lives and said Come not out in
this treat' say you 'the fire of the Hell is the
hottest! In any manner they would have understood!
Let them laugh little and weep much, in recompense
what they used to earn.
Then if, O beloved Prophet! Allah returns you to a
party of them, and they ask you leave to go forth to
fight, then say you 'Never shall you march forth
with me, nor ever fight with any enemy of me. You
chose to sit at home the first time, then remain
sitting with those who remained behind.'
And pray you never over any of their dead, and not
stand over his grave. No doubt, they rejected Allah
and His Messenger and died while they were
Be not astonished over their wealth and children
Allah only intends to punish them there with in this
world, and that they part with their souls while
they are infidels.
And when any Sura (Chapter) is sent down, that
believe in Allah and fight with His Messenger, then
the men of capability among them ask leave of you
and say 'Leave us to remain with those who sit
They like that they should remain with the women
left behind, and their hearts are sealed up, so that
they understand nothing.
But the Messenger and those who believed with him,
fought with their wealth and lives. And it is they
for whom are goods, and it is they who reached to
Allah has prepared for them Gardens under which
rivers flow; they shall abide forever therein. This
is the attainment of supreme object
And there came excuse seekers from the villagers in
order that leave may be given to them, and those who
lied to Allah and His Messenger sat behind. Soon a
painful torment shall befall to the infidels of
There is not any fault on the weak, and on the sick
and nor on those who are not capable to spend, when
they are sincere to Allah and His Messenger. There
is no way against the good-doers. And Allah is
Nor on those who came to you that you may provide
carriage to them, you said have nothing whereon to
mount you' so they return back and their eyes
overflow with tears because of this grief that they
could not find the ability to spend.
The accountability is only of those who ask leave of
you and they are rich. They liked to sit behind with
the women and Allah has sealed up their hearts; so
they know nothing.
They will make excuses to you when you will return
to them. Say you, 'make no ' excuses, we will never
believe you, Allah has already given your news to
us. And now Allah and His messenger will see your
works then you will be returned to Him Who knows all
unseen and visible, He will tell you what you used
Now they will swear by Allah before you, when you
will return back to them in order that you may not
mind of them, then yes, mind them not. They are
wholly filthy and their destination is Hell a
recompense what they used to earn.
They swear before you that you may be pleased with
them. But if you are pleased with them, then no
doubt, Allah will not be pleased with a people
They villagers are more stubborn in infidelity and
hypocrisy and they are only worthy of this that they
remain ignorant of the commands which, Allah has
sent down upon His messenger. And Allah is knowing,
And among the villagers some are those who regard
hat they spend in the way of Allah as fine, and
remain waiting of misfortunes coming to you. On them
is the evil turn. And Allah Hears. Knows.
And among the villagers some are those who believe
in Allah and the Last Day, and regard what they
spend as ' approaches to Allah and means of taking
blessings of the messenger. Yes, that is the means
of nearness for them to enter into His mercy.
Undoubtedly! Allah is Forgiving, Merciful,
And the first and foremost emigrants and helpers and
those who followed them with good. Allah is pleased
with them and they are pleased with Allah and for
them, He has prepared gardens under which rivers
flow. This is the great success.
And some villagers around you are hypocrites and
some of the dwellers of Madina too, hypocrisy has
become their habit. You know them not. We know them.
We will soon torment them twice. Then they will be
resumed to a great torment.
And there are some others who acknowledge their sins
and mixed up a good deed with another evil. It is
near that Allah may accept their repentance. No
doubt Allah is Forgiving. Merciful.
'O beloved prophet! Realise the poor-due (Zakat) out
of their wealth. to purify them and cleanse them
therewith and pray good for them. No doubt. your
prayer is solace for their hearts. And Allah Hears.
Are they not aware that only Allah accepts the
repentance of His bondmen and takes the charities in
His authoritative Hand Himself, and that it is Allah
Who is the Relenting. The Merciful.
And say you. 'work on, now Allah will behold your
work and so His messenger and the muslims. And you
will soon be returned to Him Who knows all unseen
and visible. Then He will inform you what you used
And some other have been deferred to Allah's
commandment. Whether He may torment them or may
accept their repentance. And Allah is Knowing Wise
And those who have built a mosque in order to injure
and because of infidelity and to cause dissension
among muslims and as an ambush for him who is
already against Allah and His messenger from before.
And they will surely swear that we desired only
good. And Allah bears witness that they are
You stand never in that mosque. No doubt the mosque
whose foundation has been laid on righteousness from
the very first day is worthy that you may stand
therein. There in are those who desire to be well
purified and Allah loves the pure.
Then is he who laid foundation upon the fear of
Allah and His pleasure better or he who laid his
foundation on the brink of a falling pit, then he
fell with it in the fire of the Hell? And Allah does
not give way to the people unjust.
The building, which they have built, will continue
to waver in their hearts unless their hearts may cut
into pieces. And Allah is Knowing, Wise.
No doubt. Allah has purchased from the muslims their
lives and their belongings against this return, that
for them is Paradise, they fight in the way of
Allah, then they kill and are killed; true promise
on His generous responsibility in the Taurah and the
Injeel and the Quran. And who is, true to his words
than Allah'? Rejoice then in your trade ' which you
have done with Him And it is this which is, the
Those who repent, those who worship, those who
praise, those who fast, those who bow, those who
prostrate, those who tell good and forbid evil and
those who watch the limits of Allah. And give you
glad tidings to Muslims.
It is not worthy for the prophet and the believers
to ask forgiveness for the associators, even though
they are relatives, after it has been made clear to
them that they are men of Hell.
And Abraham's asking forgiveness for his father was
not but on account a promise, he had made to Him But
when it was made clear to him that he is an enemy of
Allah, he dis-associated him self from him No doubt,
Abraham is a most lament, clement.
And it is not the attribute of Allah that He should
lead astray any people after He has guided them.
Until He makes clear to them as to what they have to
guard against. Undoubtedly, Allah knows every thing.
Assuredly! It is Allah for Whom is the Kingdom of
heavens and earth. He gives life and causes death.
And you had no protector nor helper beside Allah.
No doubt, blessings of Allah turned towards the
Communicator of the hidden news (prophet) and those
emigrants and helpers who sided with him in the hour
of hardship. After it that the hearts of some of
them were nearly to be swerved aside. Then He turned
towards them with blessing. Undoubtedly. To them He
is Most Kind. Merciful.
And to the three who were left behind, so much so
that the earth being so vast became strait to them,
and they became tired of their own lives, and they
believed that there is no refuge from Allah but with
Him. Then, He accepted their repentance that they
might remain repenting. Undoubtedly, it is Allah Who
is Relenting, the Merciful.
'O believers! Fear Allah and be with the truthful.
It was not proper for the inhabitants of Madina and
the villagers around them to remain sitting behind
the messenger of Allah, nor that they should
consider their own lives more dear than his life.
This is so because whatever they face as thirst or
distress or hunger in the way of Allah, and wherever
they tread a place which enrages the infidels for
all these things, good deed is written for them.
Assuredly Allah wastes not the reward of the good.
And whatever they spend, small or great and the
valley they cross, all is written for them so that
Allah may recompense them for their best deeds.
And it is not possible for Muslims that all should
come out. Then why should not a party from each
group should come out that they may gain
understanding of religion and warn their people
after coming back to them, haply they may guard
'O believers' fight the infidels who are close to
you, and let them find in you harshness and know
that Allah is with the duty-bound.
Whenever a Sura is sent down. Then anyone of them
begins to say, 'Which of you has this increased in
faith? Then as for those who believe, it has
increased them in faith. And they are rejoicing.
And as for those in whose hearts there is disease,
it has increased them in filthiness upon filthiness
and they died while they are infidels.
Do they not observe that? They are being tried every
year once or twice. Even then neither they repent
nor accept admonition.
And whenever any Sura is sent down, they begin to
look at on each other. Whether any one watches you?
Then they turn away. Allah has turned away their
hearts, because they are a people who do not
Assuredly there has come to you a messenger from
among yourselves, heavy upon him is your suffering;
ardently desirous of your welfare, and to Muslims is
most Kind and Merciful.
If then they turn their faces, then say you, 'Allah
is sufficient for me, none is to be worshiped except
He. I put my trust in Him, and He is the 'Lord of