4 An-Nisa | Women

  • 4:1

    O people, be aware of your Lord who has created you from one person and He created from it its mate and sent forth from both many men and women; and be aware of God whom you ask about, and the relatives. God is watcher over you.

  • 4:2

    Give the orphans their money; do not replace the good with the bad, and do not consume their money to your money, for truly it is a great sin!

  • 4:3

    If you fear that you cannot be just to fatherless orphans, then marry those whom you see fit from the women, two, and three, and four. But if you fear you will not be fair then only one, or whom you already have contract with. So that you do not commit injustice and suffer hardship.

  • 4:4

    Give the women their property willingly, and if they remit any of it to you of their own will, then you may take it with good feelings.

  • 4:5

    Do not give the immature ones your money, which God has entrusted to you. Spend on them from it and clothe them, and speak to them nicely.

  • 4:6

    Test the orphans until they reach the age of marriage, then if you determine in them sound judgment, then give them their wealth, and do not deliberately consume it wastefully or quickly before they grow up. Whoever is rich, then let him not claim anything, and if he is poor then let him consume only properly. If you give to them their wealth, then make a witness for them, and God is enough for Reckoning.

  • 4:7

    For the men is a portion from what the parents and the relatives left behind, and for the women is a portion from what the parents and relatives left behind, be it lit-tle or much; an imposed portion.

  • 4:8

    If the distribution is attended by the relatives, the orphans, and the needy, then you shall give them part of it and say to them a kind saying.

  • 4:9

    What if it was them who had left behind a weak progeny? Would they not be concerned for them? Let them revere God and let them say what is appropriate.

  • 4:10

    Those who consume the money of the orphans illicitly, in fact are consuming fire in their bellies, and they will end up in a blaze.

  • 4:11

    God directs you regarding the inheritance of your children, "To the male shall be as that given to two females. If they are only females and more than two, then they will have two thirds of what is inherited. If there is only one female, then she will have one-half, and to his parents each one of them one sixth of what is inherited if he has children. If he has no children and his parents are the heirs, then to his mother is one third; if he has siblings then to his mother is one sixth. All after a will is carried through or a debt. Your parents and your children, you do not know which is closer to you in benefit, a directive from God, God is Knowledgeable, Wise."

  • 4:12

    For you is half of what your wives leave behind if they have no children; but if they have a child then to you is one quarter of what they leave behind. All after a will is carried through or a debt. To them is one quarter of what you leave behind if you have no child; but if you have a child then to them is one eighth of what you leave behind. All after a will is car-ried through or a debt. If a man or a woman has no one, but has a brother or sister, then to each one of them is one sixth, but if they are more than this then they are to share in one third. All after a will is carried through or a debt, which does not cause harm. A directive from God, and God is Knowledgeable, Compassionate.

  • 4:13

    These are God's limits, and whoever obeys God and His messenger, He will admit him to gardens with rivers flowing beneath, eternally abiding therein. This is the greatest victory.

  • 4:14

    Whoever disobeys God and His messenger, and transgresses His limits, He will admit him to a fire in which he abides eternally, and he will have a humiliating retribution.

  • 4:15

    The women who commit lewdness, you shall bring four witnesses over them from amongst you; if they bear witness, then you shall restrict them in the homes until death takes them, or God makes for them a way out.

  • 4:16

    The two who commit it from amongst you, then you shall reprimand them. If they repent and amend, then leave them alone. God is Redeemer, Compassionate.

  • 4:17

    God's acceptance of repentance is only for those who commit sin out of ignorance and then repent soon after; these will be forgiven by God, God is Knowledgeable, Wise.

  • 4:18

    There will be no repentance for those who commit sin until death comes upon one of them, then he says, "I repent now!" Nor there will be repentance for those who die while they are ingrates. To those We have prepared a painful retribution.

  • 4:19

    O you who acknowledge, it is not lawful for you to inherit the women by force, nor that you become harsh with them to take away some of what you have given them, unless they commit a clear lewdness. Live with them in kindness. If you dislike them, then perhaps you may dislike something and God makes in it much good.

  • 4:20

    If you wish to replace one mate instead of another, and you have given one of them a large amount, then do not take anything from it. Would you take it by falsehood while it is clearly a sin?

  • 4:21

    How can you take it when you have become intimate with each other, and the women have taken from you a strong covenant?

  • 4:22

    Do not marry what your fathers had married from the women, except what has already been done. It is lewdness, abhorrence, and a bad path.

  • 4:23

    Forbidden for you are your mothers, your daughters, your sisters, your fathers' sisters, your mothers' sisters, the daughters of your brother, and the daughters of your sister, your foster mothers who suckled you, your sisters from suckling, the mothers of your wives, and your step-daughters residing in your homes from your wives which you have already consummated the marriage with; if you have not consummated the marriage then there is no sin upon you; and the wives of your sons that are from your seed, and that you join between two sisters except what has already been done. God is Forgiving, Compassionate.

  • 4:24

    The women who are already married, except those whom you have contractual rights, God's book is over you; and permitted for you is what is beyond this, if you are seeking with your money to be protected and not for illicit sex. As for those whom you have already had joy with them, then you shall give them their wage as an obligation. There is no sin upon you for what you agree to after the obligation. God is Knowledgeable, Wise.

  • 4:25

    Whoever of you cannot afford to marry the acknowledging independent women, then from those young women whom you have contractual rights. God is more aware of your faith; you are equal to one another. You shall marry them with the permission of their family and give them their wage in kindness, to be protected, not for illicit sex or for taking lovers. If they become protected, then any of them who come with lewdness shall have half the punishment of what is for the independent women of the retribution. This is for those who fear hardship from among you. But if you are patient it is better for you, and God is Forgiver, Compassionate.

  • 4:26

    God wants to make clear for you and guide you to the ways of those before you, and pardon you, and God is Knowledgeable, Wise.

  • 4:27

    God wants to pardon you, but those who follow their lusts want that you would be diverted into a great diversion.

  • 4:28

    God wants to make easy for you; and humankind was created weak.

  • 4:29

    O you who acknowledge, do not consume your money between you unjustly, except through a trade, which is mutually agreed by you. Do not kill yourselves; God is Compassionate towards you.

  • 4:30

    Whoever does so out of animosity and transgression, We will cast him into a fire; and this for God is very easy.

  • 4:31

    If you avoid the major sins that you are forbidden against, then We will cancel your existing sins and admit you to a generous entrance.

  • 4:32

    Do not envy what God has favored some of you over others. For the men is a portion of what they gained, and for the women is a portion of what they gained. Ask God from His favor, God is knowledgeable over all things.

  • 4:33

    For each We have made inheritors for what was left behind by the parents and the relatives. Those whom are dependent on you, you shall give them their portion. God is witness over all things.

  • 4:34

    The men are to support the women by what God has gifted them over one another and for what they spend of their money. The reformed women are devotees and protectors of privacy what God has protected. As for those women from whom you fear disloyalty, then you shall advise them, abandon them in the bedchamber, and separate them; if they obey you, then do not seek a way over them; God is High, Great.

  • 4:35

    If you fear a split between them, then send a judge from his family and a judge from hers. If they want to reconcile, then God will bring them together. God is Knowledgeable, Ever-aware.

  • 4:36

    Serve God and do not set up anything with Him, and be kind to the parents, and the relatives, and the needy, and the neighbor who is of kin, and the neighbor next door, and close friend, and the traveler, and those with whom you have contractual rights. God does not like the arrogant, the boastful.

  • 4:37

    Those who are stingy and order the people to stinginess, and they conceal what God has given them from His bounty. We have prepared for these ingrates a painful retribution.

  • 4:38

    Those who spend their money to show-off to the people, and they do not acknowledge God or the Last day. Whoever has the devil as his companion, then what a miserable companion!

  • 4:39

    What would bother them if they acknowledged God and the Last day and spent from God's provisions? God is aware of them.

  • 4:40

    Indeed, God does not wrong an atom's weight; and if it is good He will double it. He grants from Himself a great reward.

  • 4:41

    How is it then when We bring forth from every nation a witness, and bring you as a witness over these?

  • 4:42

    On that day those who rejected and disobeyed the messenger will wish that the earth would swallow them; but they cannot hide anything said from God.

  • 4:43

    O you who acknowledge, do not come near the contact prayer while you are drunk, until you know what you are saying. Nor if you have had intercourse, unless traveling, until you bathe. If you are ill, or traveling, or one of you come from the bathroom, or you had sexual contact with the women, and could not find water: then you shall seek clean soil and wipe your faces and hands. God is Pardoning, Forgiving.

  • 4:44

    Did you not see those who have been given a portion of the book? They purchased straying, and they want you to stray from the path.

  • 4:45

    God is fully aware of your enemies; and God is enough as a supporter, and God is enough as a victor.

  • 4:46

    From amongst the Jews there are those who take the words out of context, and they say, "We hear and disobey, and listen but let not any listen, and shepherd us," in a twisting of their tongues and as a mockery of the system! Had they said, "We hear and obey, and listen, and watch over us," it would have been better for them and more upright; but God has cursed them for their rejection, they do not acknowledge except very little.

  • 4:47

    O you who have received the book, acknowledge what We have sent down au-thenticating what is with you, before We cast down faces and turn them on their backs or curse them as the people of the Sabbath were cursed. God's will is always done.

  • 4:48

    God does not forgive that partners be set up with Him, and He forgives what is beside that for whom He wills. Whoever sets up partners with God has indeed invented a great sin.

  • 4:49

    Did you not see those who exalt themselves? No, it is God who exalts whom He wills, and they will not be wronged in the least.

  • 4:50

    See how they invent upon God the lies; is that not enough as a clear sin?

  • 4:51

    Did you not see those who were given a portion of the book, they trust superstition and aggression, and they say of the ingrates, "Those are better guided than these who acknowledged the path."

  • 4:52

    These are the ones whom God has cursed, and whomever God curses, you will not find for him a victor.

  • 4:53

    Or would they have a portion of the sovereignty? If so, then they would not give the people a speck.

  • 4:54

    Or do they envy the people for what God has given them of His bounty? We have given the descendants of Abraham the book and the wisdom; We have given them a great power.

  • 4:55

    Some of them acknowledged it, and some of them turned from it. Hell suffices as a flame.

  • 4:56

    Those who have rejected Our signs, We will admit them to a fire. Every time their skins are cooked, We replace them with other skin that they may taste the ret-ribution. God is Noble, Wise.

  • 4:57

    Those who acknowledge and do well, We will admit them to gardens with rivers flowing beneath, eternally they abide therein. In it they will have pure spouses, and We will admit them to a vast shade.

  • 4:58

    God orders you to delegate the responsibilities to those who are qualified. If you judge between the people, then you shall judge with justice. It is always the best that God prescribes for you. God is Hearer, Seer.

  • 4:59

    O you who acknowledge, obey God and obey the messenger and those entrusted amongst you. But if you dispute in any matter, then you shall refer it to God and His messenger, if you acknowledge God and the Last day. That is better and a more suitable solution.

  • 4:60

    Did you not see those who claimed they acknowledged what was sent down to you and what was sent before you? They wanted to seek judgment through aggression, while they were ordered to reject it. It is the devil who wants to lead them astray.

  • 4:61

    If they are told, "Come to what God has sent down and to the messenger," you see the hypocrites turning away from you strongly.

  • 4:62

    Why then, when a tragedy befalls them for what their hands have brought forth do they come to you swearing by God that they only wanted to do good and reconcile?

  • 4:63

    These are a people whom God knows what is in their hearts, so do not mind them; advise them, and speak to their persons with a clear saying.

  • 4:64

    We do not send a messenger except to be obeyed by God's leave. Had they come to you when they had wronged themselves and sought God's forgiveness, and the messenger sought forgiveness for them, they would have then found God to be Pardoning, Compassionate.

  • 4:65

    No, by your Lord, they will not acknowledge until they make you judge in what they dispute with each other, then they will not find in their persons any animosity for what you have decided, and they will yield completely.

  • 4:66

    Had We decreed for them, "Face yourselves," or "Leave your land," they would not have done so except for a few of them. If they had done what they were advised with, it would have been better for them and helped to strengthen them.

  • 4:67

    Then We would have given them from Us a great reward.

  • 4:68

    We would have guided them to a Straight Path.

  • 4:69

    Whoever obeys God and the messenger will be among those whom God has blessed from the prophets and the truthful and the martyrs and the reformed. What an excellent companionship!

  • 4:70

    That is the bounty from God; and God suffices as a Knower.

  • 4:71

    O you who acknowledge, take your precaution by going out in clusters, or going out all together.

  • 4:72

    From among you will be those that would lag behind, so that if disaster afflicts you he would say, "God has blessed me that I was not a martyr with them!"

  • 4:73

    If favor from God benefits you, he will speak as if there had been affection between you and him, "Oh, I wish I had been with them so I would win a great prize."

  • 4:74

    Let those who seek to purchase the Hereafter rather than this world fight in the cause of God. Whoever fights in the cause of God and is killed or attains victory, then We will grant him a great reward.

  • 4:75

    Why do you not fight in the cause of God, when the oppressed amongst the men and women and children say, "Our Lord, bring us out of this town whose people are wicked, and grant us from Yourself a Supporter, and grant us from Yourself a Victor!"

  • 4:76

    Those who acknowledge, fight in the cause of God, while those who reject, fight in the cause of aggression; so fight the supporters of the devil, for the planning of the devil is weak.

  • 4:77

    Did you not see those who were told, "Restrain yourselves, and observe the contact prayer, and contribute towards betterment." But when fighting was decreed for them, a group of them feared the people as much as they feared God or even more so. They said, "Our Lord, why did You decree fighting for us? If only You would delay for us till another time." Say, "The enjoyment of this world is little, and the Hereafter is far better for those who are aware; you will not be wronged in the least."

  • 4:78

    Wherever you may be, death will find you, even if you are in fortified towers. If any good befalls them, they say, "This is from God," and if any bad befalls them, they say, "This is from you!" Say, "All is from God;" what is wrong with these people, they barely understand anything said!

  • 4:79

    Any good that befalls you is from God, and any bad that befalls you is from yourself. We have sent you as a mes-senger to the people and God is enough as a witness.

  • 4:80

    Whoever obeys the messenger has obeyed God; and whoever turns away, We have not sent you as a guardian over them.

  • 4:81

    They say, "Obedience," but when they emerge from you a group of them prepares for other that what you have said, and God records what they planned. So turn away from them and put your trust in God. God is enough for your trust.

  • 4:82

    Do they not reflect on the Quran? If it were from any other than God they would have found many contradictions in it.

  • 4:83

    If any matter regarding security, or fear, comes to them they make it publicly known, but if they had referred it to the messenger and to those entrusted from them then it would have been known by those who studied it from them. Had it not been for God's grace upon you and His mercy, you would have followed the devil, except for a few.

  • 4:84

    So fight in the cause of God. You are not responsible except for yourself. Enjoin those who acknowledge, "Perhaps God will put a stop to the might of those who are ingrates." God is far Mightier and far more Punishing.

  • 4:85

    Whoever intercedes with a good intercession, he will have a reward of it; and whoever intercedes with an evil intercession, he will receive a share of it. God has control over all things.

  • 4:86

    If you are greeted with a greeting, then return an even better greeting or return the same. God is Reckoning over all things.

  • 4:87

    God, there is no god but He. He will gather you for the day of Resurrection in which there is no doubt. Who is more truthful in saying than God?

  • 4:88

    What is the matter with you that you are divided into two groups over the hypocrites, while God has allowed them to regress for what they have earned? Do you want to guide those whom God misguides? Whoever God causes to be misguided, you will never find for him a way.

  • 4:89

    They hope that you would reject as they rejected, then you would be the same. Do not take any of them as allies until they emigrate in the cause of God. If they turn away, then take them and kill them where you find them; and do not take from them any ally or supporter;

  • 4:90

    Except for those who join a people between whom you have a covenant, or those who come to you with reluctance in their chests to fight you or to fight their own people. Had God willed He would have given them strength and they would have fought you. But if they retire from you, and did not fight you, and they offer you peace; then God does not make for you a way against them.

  • 4:91

    You will find others who want to be safe amongst you and safe amongst their own people. Every time they are returned to the test, they fall back in it. If they do not withdraw from you, offer you peace, and restrain their hands, then you shall take them and kill them where you find them. For these We have given you a clear authority.

  • 4:92

    Those who acknowledge cannot kill another who has also acknowledged except by accident. Whoever kills one who acknowledged by accident, then he shall set free an acknowledging slave, and give compensation to the family; except if they remit it. If he was from a people who are enemies to you, and he had acknowledged, then you shall set free an acknowledging slave. If he was from a people between whom you had a covenant, then compensation to his family, and set free an acknowledging slave. Whoever does not find, then the fasting of two months sequentially as repentance from God; God is Knowledgeable, Wise.

  • 4:93

    Whoever kills one who acknowledged intentionally, then his reward shall be hell, eternally abiding therein; God will be angry with him, curse him, and for him is prepared a great retribution.

  • 4:94

    O you who acknowledge, if you mobilize in the cause of God then make a clear declaration, and do not say to those who greet you with peace, "You are not a acknowledger!" You are seeking the vanity of this world; but with God are many riches. That is how you were before, but God favored you, so make a clear declaration. God is Ever-aware of what you do.

  • 4:95

    Except the disabled, not equal are those who stayed behind from those who ac-knowledge with those who strived in the cause of God with their money and lives. God has preferred those who strive with their money and lives over those who stayed behind by a grade; and to both God has promised goodness; and God has preferred the strivers to those who stay by a great reward.

  • 4:96

    Grades from Him, forgiveness, and a mercy. God is Forgiving, Compassionate.

  • 4:97

    Those whom the controllers take, while they had wronged themselves; were asked, "What situation were you in?" They responded, "We were oppressed on earth." They asked, "Was God's earth not wide enough that you could emigrate in it?" To these their abode will be hell; what a miserable destiny;

  • 4:98

    Except for those men, women, and children who were oppressed and could not devise a plan nor could be guided to a way.

  • 4:99

    For these, perhaps God will pardon them. God is Pardoner, Forgiving.

  • 4:100

    Whoever emigrates in the cause of God will find in the land many spoils and a bounty. Whoever leaves his home emigrating to God and His messenger, then is overcome by death; his reward has fallen to God, and God is Forgiving, Compassionate.

  • 4:101

    If you are mobilized in the land, then there is no harm that you shorten the contact prayer, if you fear that the in-grates will try you. The ingrates are to you a clear enemy.

  • 4:102

    If you are with them and hold the contact prayer for them, then let a group from amongst them stand with you and let them bring their weapons; when they have prostrated then let them stand guard from behind; let a group who has not yet contacted come and contact with you, and let them be wary and let them bring their weapons with them. The ingrates hope that you would neglect your weapons and goods so they can come upon you in one blow. There is no sin upon you if you are impeded by rainfall, or if you are ill, that you keep from placing down your weapons. Be wary. God has prepared for the ingrates a humiliating retribution.

  • 4:103

    So when you are done with the contact prayer, then remember God while standing, or sitting, or on your sides. When you are relieved, you shall hold the contact prayer; the contact prayer for those who acknowledge is a scheduled book.

  • 4:104

    Do not falter in the pursuit of the remaining group. If you are feeling pain, then they are also feeling pain as you are; and you seek from God what they do not seek. God is Knowledgeable, Wise.

  • 4:105

    We have revealed to you the book with truth that you may judge between the people according to what God has shown you, and do not be an advocate for the treacherous.

  • 4:106

    Seek forgiveness from God; God is Forgiver, Compassionate.

  • 4:107

    Do not argue on behalf of those who betray themselves. God does not like those who are betrayers, sinners.

  • 4:108

    They may conceal this from the people, but they do not conceal it from God, and He was with them when they schemed what He does not approve of to be said. God is Encompassing over what they do.

  • 4:109

    Here you are arguing on their behalf in this world, but who will argue on their behalf with God on the day of Resurrection? Or who will be their sponsor?

  • 4:110

    Whoever does any evil, or wrongs himself, then seeks God's forgiveness; he will find God Forgiving, Compassionate.

  • 4:111

    Whoever earns any sin, it is he who has brought it on himself. God is Knowl-edgeable, Wise.

  • 4:112

    Whoever does a mistake or wrongdoing, then blames it on an innocent person; he has incurred falsehood and a clear sin.

  • 4:113

    Had it not been for God's favor upon you and His mercy, when a group of them were insistent on misguiding you; they would not have misguided except themselves, nor would they harm you in anything. God has sent down to you the book and the wisdom, and He has taught you what you did not know. God's grace upon you is great.

  • 4:114

    There is no good in most of their confidential talk, except whoever orders a charity or kindness or reconciliation between the people. Whoever does this seeking God's favor, We will give him a great reward.

  • 4:115

    Whoever is hostile to the messenger after the guidance has been made clear to him, and he follows other than the path of those who acknowledge; We will grant him what he has sought and deliver him to hell; what a miserable destination.

  • 4:116

    God does not forgive to have partners set up with Him, but He forgives other than that for whom He pleases. Whoever sets up partners with God has indeed strayed a far straying.

  • 4:117

    They are only calling on females beside God. Indeed, they are only calling on a persistent devil.

  • 4:118

    God has cursed him; and he had said, "I will take from Your servants a sizeable portion."

  • 4:119

    "I will misguide them and make them desire, and I will command them, so that they will mark the ears of the livestock, and I will command them so they will make change to God's creation." Whoever takes the devil as a supporter other than God, then he has indeed lost a great loss.

  • 4:120

    He promises them and makes them desire, but what the devil promises them is only vanity.

  • 4:121

    For these, their abode shall be hell; they will find no escape from it.

  • 4:122

    As for those who acknowledge and do good work, We will admit them into gardens with rivers flowing beneath, eternally they will abide therein. God's promise is truth; and who is more truthful in saying than God?

  • 4:123

    It will be neither by what you desire, nor by what the people of the book desire. Whoever works evil, he will be paid by it; and he will not find for himself besides God any supporter or victor.

  • 4:124

    Whoever works good whether male or female, and is an acknowledger, then these will be admitted to paradise, and they will not be wronged in the least.

  • 4:125

    Who is better in the system than one who peacefully surrenders himself to God, and is a good doer, and he followed the creed of Abraham in monotheism? God took Abraham as a friend.

  • 4:126

    To God is what is in the heavens and in the earth; God is Encompassing over all things.

  • 4:127

    They ask you for divine instruction concerning women. Say, "God instructs you regarding them, as has been recited for you in the book about the rights of orphans whose mothers you want to marry without giving them their legal rights. You shall observe the rights of powerless children, and your duty to treat orphans with equity. Whatever good you do, God has full knowledge of it.

  • 4:128

    If a woman fears from her husband disloyalty, or estrangement, then there is no sin for them to reconcile between themselves; and reconciliation is good. The persons are brought by need. If you are kind and aware, then God is Expert over what you do.

  • 4:129

    You will not be able to be fair regarding the women even if you make every effort; so do not sway too greatly and leave her as one hanging in a void. If you reconcile and be aware, then God is Forgiving, Compassionate.

  • 4:130

    If they separate, then God will provide for each of them from His bounty. God is Vast, Wise.

  • 4:131

    To God is what is in the heavens and the earth; and We have recommended to those who were given the book before you, and you, to be aware of God. If you reject, then to God is all that is in the heavens and in earth; God is Rich, Praiseworthy.

  • 4:132

    To God is all that is in the heavens and all that is in the earth; and God is enough as a Caretaker.

  • 4:133

    O you people, if He wills, He could make all of you cease to exist; then He would bring others in your place. God is most able to do this.

  • 4:134

    Whoever seeks the reward of this world: with God is the reward of this world and the Hereafter. God is Hearing, Watchful.

  • 4:135

    O you who acknowledge, stand with justice as witnesses to God, even if it is against yourselves, or the parents or the relatives, rich or poor, God is more worthy of them, so do not follow your desires from being just. If you twist or turn away, then God is Ever-aware of what you do.

  • 4:136

    O you who acknowledge; acknowledge God and His messenger, and the book which was sent down to His messenger, and the books that were sent before. Whoever rejects God, and His controllers, and His book, and His messengers, and the Last day; then he has strayed a far straying.

  • 4:137

    Those who acknowledge, then reject, then acknowledge, then reject, then they increase in rejection; God was neither to forgive them nor to guide them to the path.

  • 4:138

    Give news to the hypocrites that they will have a painful retribution.

  • 4:139

    They are the ones who ally themselves with the ingrates besides of those who acknowledge. "Do they seek glory with them?" All glory belongs to God.

  • 4:140

    It has been sent down to you in the book, that when you hear God's signs being rejected and ridiculed in, then do not sit with them until they move on to a dif-ferent subject; if not, then you are like them. God will gather the hypocrites and the ingrates in hell all together.

  • 4:141

    They linger and observe you. If you have a victory from God they say, "Were we not with you?" If the ingrates have success, they say, "Did we not side with you and deter those who acknowledge from you?" God will judge between you on the day of Resurrection, and God will not grant the ingrates any success over those who acknowledge.

  • 4:142

    The hypocrites seek to deceive God, while He is deceiving them; and if they attend to the contact prayer, they do so lazily, only to show the people; they do not remember God except very little.

  • 4:143

    They are swaying in-between, belonging neither to this group nor to that group. Whomever God will misguide, you will not find for him a way.

  • 4:144

    O you who acknowledge, do not take the ingrates as allies instead of those who acknowledge. Do you want God to have a reason against you?

  • 4:145

    The hypocrites will be in the lowest level of the fire; and you will not find for them a victor;

  • 4:146

    As for those who repent, amend, hold fast to God, and devote their system to God; these will be with those who acknowledge. God will grant those who acknowledge a great reward.

  • 4:147

    What would God want with your punishment if you only appreciated and acknowledged? God is Appreciative, Knowledgeable.

  • 4:148

    God does not like that any negative sayings be publicized, except if one is wronged. God is Hearer, Knowledgeable.

  • 4:149

    If you reveal what is good or hide it, or forgive what is bad, then God is Pardoner, Omnipotent.

  • 4:150

    Those who rejected God and His messengers, and they want to make a distinction between God and His messengers, and they say, "We acknowledge some and reject some!", and they desire to take a path in-between.

  • 4:151

    These are the true ingrates; and We have prepared for the ingrates a humiliating retribution.

  • 4:152

    Those who acknowledge God and His messengers and do not make a distinction between any of them, We will give them their rewards. God is Forgiving, Compassionate.

  • 4:153

    The people of the book ask you to bring down to them a book from the heavens. They had asked Moses for even more than that, for they said, "Let us see God plainly!", so the lightning bolt took them for their wickedness. Then they took the calf after the proof had come to them, and We pardoned them for this; We gave Moses a clear authority.

  • 4:154

    We raised the mount to be above because of the covenant they took, and We said to them, "Enter the passage by prostrating." We also said to them, "Do not transgress the Sabbath;" and We took from them a solemn covenant.

  • 4:155

    So, for the breaking of their covenant, and their rejection of God's signs, and their killing of the prophets without justice, and their saying, "Our hearts are lay-ered over." Indeed, God has stamped upon their hearts because of their rejection; they do not acknowledge, except for a few.

  • 4:156

    For their rejection and them saying about Mary a great falsehood,

  • 4:157

    For their saying, "We have killed the Messiah Jesus the son of Mary, the messenger of God!" They did not kill him, nor did they crucify him, but it appeared to them as if they had. Those who dispute are in doubt of him, they have no knowledge except to follow conjecture; they did not kill him for a certainty.

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    Instead, God raised him to Himself; and God is Noble, Wise.

  • 4:159

    Among the people of the book are few who would have acknowledged him before his death, and on the day of Resurrection he will be witness against them.

  • 4:160

    Because of the wickedness from those who are Jews, We made forbidden to them the good things that were lawful to them, and for their deterring many from the path of God.

  • 4:161

    For practicing usury/interest when they were told not to, and for consuming people’s money unjustly. We have prepared for the ingrates amongst them a painful retribution;

  • 4:162

    But those of them who are firm in knowledge, as well as those who acknowledge, they acknowledge what was sent down to you and what was sent down before you; and those who observe the contact prayer, and those who contribute towards betterment, and those who acknowledge God and the Last day; to these We will give them their reward greatly.

  • 4:163

    We have inspired you as We have inspired Noah and the prophets after him. We inspired Abraham, and Ishmael, and Isaac, and Jacob, and the Patriarchs, and Jesus, and Job, and Jonah, and Aaron, and Solomon; and We have given David the Psalms.

  • 4:164

    Messengers of whom We have narrated to you from before, and messengers We have not narrated to you; and God spoke to Moses directly.

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    Messengers who were bearers of good news and warners, so that there will be no excuse for the people with God after the messengers. God is Noble, Wise.

  • 4:166

    But God bears witness for what He has sent down to you with His knowledge, and the controllers bear witness; and God is enough as a witness.

  • 4:167

    Those who have rejected and turned away from the path of God, they have strayed a far straying.

  • 4:168

    Those who have rejected and did wrong, God was not to forgive them, nor guide them to a path;

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    Except to the path of hell, in it they will abide eternally. For God this is very easy.

  • 4:170

    O people, a messenger has come to you with truth from your Lord, so acknowledge; that is better for you. If you do not appreciate, then to God is what is in the heavens and the earth. God is Knowledgeable, Wise.

  • 4:171

    O people of the book, do not overstep in your system, nor say about God except the truth. Jesus the son of Mary was no more than God's messenger and the fulfillment of His word to Mary, and an inspiration from Him. So acknowledge God and His messengers, and do not say, "Trinity." Cease, for it is better for you. God is only One god, be He glorified that He should have a son! To Him is all that is in the heavens and what is in the earth. God is enough as a caretaker.

  • 4:172

    The Messiah would not be too proud to be a servant to God, nor would the controllers who are close to Him. Whoever is too proud from His service, and is ar-rogant, then He will summon them all before Him.

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    As for those who acknowledge and do reform, He will give them their rewards and increase for them from His bounty. As for those who are too proud and arrogant, He will punish them a painful retribution, and they will not find besides God any supporter or victor.

  • 4:174

    O people, a proof has come to you from your Lord, and We have sent down to you a guiding light.

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    As for those who acknowledge God and hold fast to Him, He will admit them into a mercy from Him and a bounty, and He will guide them to Himself, a Straight Path.

  • 4:176

    They seek a ruling from you, say, "God gives you the ruling for those who have no descendants. If a person passes away and has no children but has a sister, then she shall receive half of what he leaves behind. He will inherit her fully if she has no child. However, if he has two sisters, then they will receive two thirds of what he left behind; and if he has siblings, male and female, then the male shall receive twice what the female receives." God makes clear to you that you do not stray; God is aware of all things.