24b. An-Nur (51 to 64)
The saying of ( all true ) believers when they appeal unto
Allah and His messenger to judge between them is only…
The saying of ( all true ) believers when they appeal unto Allah and His messenger to judge between them is only that they say : We hear and we obey . And such are the successful .
He who obeyeth Allah and His messenger , and feareth Allah , and keepeth duty ( unto Him ) : such indeed are the victorious .
They swear by Allah solemnly that , if thou order them , they will go forth . Say : Swear not ; known obedience ( is better ) . Lo! Allah is Informed of what ye do .
Say : Obey Allah and obey the messenger . But if ye turn away , then ( it is ) for him ( to do ) only that wherewith he hath been charged , and for you ( to do ) only that wherewith ye have been charged . If ye obey him , ye will go aright . But the messenger hath no other charge than to convey ( the message ) , plainly .
Allah hath promised such of you as believe and do good works that He will surely make them to succeed ( the present rulers ) in the earth even as He caused those who were before them to succeed others ) ; and that He will surely establish for them their religion which He hath approved for them , a will give them in exchange safety after their fear . They serve Me . They ascribe no thing as partner unto Me . Those who disbelieve henceforth , they are the miscreants .
Establish worship and pay the poor due and obey the messenger , that haply ye may find mercy .
Think not that the disbelievers can , escape in the land . Fire will be their home , a hapless journey ' s end!
O ye who believe! Let your slaves , and those of you who have not come to puberty , ask leave of you at three times ( before they come into your presence ) : Before the prayer of dawn , and when ye lay aside your raiment for the heat of noon , and after the prayer of night . Three times of privacy for you . It is no sin for them or for you at other times , when some of you go round attendant upon others ( if they come into your presence without leave ) . Thus Allah maketh clear the revelations for you . Allah is Knower , Wise .
And when the children among you come to puberty then let them ask leave even as those before them used to ask it . Thus Allah maketh clear His revelations for you . Allah is knower , Wise .
As for women past child bearing , who have no hope of marriage , it is no sin for them if they discard their ( outer ) clothing in such a way as not to show adornment . But to refrain is better for them . Allah is Hearer , Knower .
No blame is there upon the blind nor any blame upon the lame nor any blame upon the sick nor on yourselves if ye eat from your houses , or the houses of your fathers , or the houses of your mothers , or the houses of your brothers , or the houses of your sisters , or the houses of your fathers ' brothers , or the houses of your fathers ' sisters , or the houses of your mothers ' brothers , or the houses of your mothers ' sisters , or ( from that ) whereof ye hold the keys , or ( from the house ) of a friend . No sin shall it be for you whether ye eat together or apart . But when ye enter houses , salute one another with a greeting from Allah , blessed and sweet . Thus Allah maketh clear His revelations for you , that haply ye may understand .
They only are the true believers who believe in Allah and His messenger and , when they are with him on some common errand , go not away until they have asked leave of him . Lo! those who ask leave of thee , those are they who believe in Allah and His messenger . So , if they ask thy leave for some affair of theirs , give leave to whom thou wilt of them , and ask for them forgiveness of Allah . Lo! Allah is Forgiving , Merciful .
Make not the calling of the messenger among you as your calling one of another . Allah knoweth those of you who steal away , hiding themselves . And let those who conspire to evade orders beware lest grief or painful punishment befall them .
Lo! verily unto Allah belongeth whatsoever is in the heavens and the earth . He knoweth your condition . And ( He knoweth ) the Day when they are returned unto Him so that He may inform them of what they did . Allah is Knower of all things .