4c. An-Nisa (101 to 150)
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 …
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 you .
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 .
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 hours hath been enjoined on the believers .
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 .
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 pledder for the treacherous ;
And seek forgiveness of Allah . Lo! Allah is ever Forgiving , Merciful .
And plead not on behalf of ( people ) who deceive themselves . Lo! Allah loveth not one who is treacherous and sinful .
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 .
Lo! 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?
Yet whoso doeth evil or wrongeth his own soul , then seeketh pardon of Allah , will find Allah Forgiving , Merciful .
Whoso committeth sin committeth it only against himself . Allah is ever Knower , Wise .
And whoso committeth a delinquency or crime , then throweth ( the blame ) thereof upon the innocent , hath burdened himself with falsehood and a flagrant crime .
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 .
There is no good in much of their secret conferences save ( in ) him who enjoineth alms giving 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 .
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 journey ' s end!
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 .
They invoke in His stead only females ; they pray to none else than Satan , a rebel
Whom Allah cursed , and he said : Surely I will take of Thy bondmen an appointed portion ,
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 ' s 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 manifest .
He promiseth them and stirreth up desires in them , and Satan promiseth them only to beguile .
For such , their habitation will be hell , and they will find no refuge therefrom .
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?
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 .
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 .
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 .
Unto Allah belongeth whatsoever is in the heavens and whatsoever is in the earth . Allah ever surroundeth all things .
They consult thee concerning women . Say : Allah give to you decree concerning them , and the Scripture which hath been recited unto you ( giveth decree ) , concerning female orphans 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 .
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 .
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 .
But if they separate , Allah will compensate each out of His abundance . Allah is ever All Embracing , All Knowing .
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 .
Unto Allah belongeth whatsoever is in the heavens and whatsoever is in the earth . And Allah is sufficient as Defender .
If He will , He can remove you , O people , and produce others ( in your stead ) . Allah is Able to do that .
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 .
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 ( than 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 .
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 .
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 .
Bear unto the hypocrites the tidings that for them there is a painful doom ;
Those who choose disbelievers for their friends instead of believers! Do they look for power at their hands? Lo! all power appertaineth to Allah .
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 ;
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 .
Lo! the hypocrites seek to beguile Allah , but it is Allah 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 little ;
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 :
O ye who believe! Choose not disbelievers for ( your ) friends in place of believers . Would ye give Allah a clear warrant against you?
Lo! the hypocrites ( will be ) in the lowest deep of the fire , and thou wilt find no helper for them ;
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 reward .
What concern hath Allah for your punishment if ye are thankful ( for His mercies ) and believe ( in Him ) ? Allah was ever Responsive , Aware .
Allah loveth not the utterance of harsh speech save by one who hath been wronged . Allah is ever Nearer , Knower .
If ye do good openly or keep it secret , or forgive evil , lo ! Allah is Forgiving , Powerful .
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 ;