Quran with English Translation

Surah Muhammad

English Translation by Dr Muhsin Khan, Dr Hilali

In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful


ٱلَّذِينَ كَفَرُواْ وَصَدُّواْ عَن سَبِيلِ ٱللَّهِ أَضَلَّ أَعۡمَـٰلَهُمۡ

Those who disbelieve (in the Oneness of Allah, and in the Message of Prophet Muhammad SAW ), and hinder (men) from the Path of Allah (Islamic Monotheism), He will render their deeds vain .


وَٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ وَعَمِلُواْ ٱلصَّـٰلِحَـٰتِ وَءَامَنُواْ بِمَا نُزِّلَ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ۬وَهُوَ ٱلۡحَقُّ مِن رَّبِّہِمۡ‌ۙ

But those who believe and do righteous good deeds, and believe in that which is sent down to Muhammad (SAW), for it is the truth from their Lord,

كَفَّرَ عَنۡہُمۡ سَيِّـَٔاتِہِمۡ وَأَصۡلَحَ بَالَهُمۡ  

He will expiate from them their sins, and will make good their state.


ذَٲلِكَ بِأَنَّ ٱلَّذِينَ كَفَرُواْ ٱتَّبَعُواْ ٱلۡبَـٰطِلَ وَأَنَّ ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ ٱتَّبَعُواْ ٱلۡحَقَّ مِن رَّبِّہِمۡ‌ۚ

That is because those who disbelieve follow falsehood, while those who believe follow the truth from their Lord.

كَذَٲلِكَ يَضۡرِبُ ٱللَّهُ لِلنَّاسِ أَمۡثَـٰلَهُمۡ  

Thus does Allah set forth their parables for mankind.


فَإِذَا لَقِيتُمُ ٱلَّذِينَ كَفَرُواْ فَضَرۡبَ ٱلرِّقَابِ

So, when you meet (in fight Jihad in Allahs Cause), those who disbelieve smite at their necks

حَتَّىٰٓ إِذَآ أَثۡخَنتُمُوهُمۡ فَشُدُّواْ ٱلۡوَثَاقَ

till when you have killed and wounded many of them, then bind a bond firmly (on them, i.e. take them as captives).

فَإِمَّا مَنَّۢا بَعۡدُ وَإِمَّا فِدَآءً حَتَّىٰ تَضَعَ ٱلۡحَرۡبُ أَوۡزَارَهَا‌ۚ

Thereafter (is the time) either for generosity (i.e. free them without ransom), or ransom (according to what benefits Islam), until the war lays down its burden.



(you are ordered by Allah to continue in carrying out Jihad against the disbelievers till they embrace Islam (i.e. are saved from the punishment in the Hell-fire) or at least come under your protection)

وَلَوۡ يَشَآءُ ٱللَّهُ لَٱنتَصَرَ مِنۡہُمۡ وَلَـٰكِن لِّيَبۡلُوَاْ بَعۡضَڪُم بِبَعۡضٍ۬‌ۗ

but if it had been Allahs Will, He Himself could certainly have punished them (without you). But (He lets you fight), in order to test you, some with others.

وَٱلَّذِينَ قُتِلُواْ فِى سَبِيلِ ٱللَّهِ فَلَن يُضِلَّ أَعۡمَـٰلَهُمۡ  

But those who are killed in the Way of Allah, He will never let their deeds be lost,


سَيَہۡدِيہِمۡ وَيُصۡلِحُ بَالَهُمۡ

He will guide them and set right their state.


وَيُدۡخِلُهُمُ ٱلۡجَنَّةَ عَرَّفَهَا لَهُمۡ

And admit them to Paradise which He has made known to them.

(i.e. they will know their places in Paradise more than they used to know their houses in the world).


يَـٰٓأَيُّہَا ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُوٓاْ إِن تَنصُرُواْ ٱللَّهَ يَنصُرۡكُمۡ وَيُثَبِّتۡ أَقۡدَامَكُمۡ

O you who believe! If you help (in the cause of) Allah, He will help you, and make your foothold firm.


وَٱلَّذِينَ كَفَرُواْ فَتَعۡسً۬ا لَّهُمۡ وَأَضَلَّ أَعۡمَـٰلَهُمۡ

But those who disbelieve (in the Oneness of Allah Islamic Monotheism), for them is destruction,and (Allah) will make their deeds vain.


ذَٲلِكَ بِأَنَّهُمۡ كَرِهُواْ مَآ أَنزَلَ ٱللَّهُ فَأَحۡبَطَ أَعۡمَـٰلَهُمۡ

That is because they hate that which Allah has sent down (this Quran and Islamic laws, etc.), soHe has made their deeds fruitless.


أَفَلَمۡ يَسِيرُواْ فِى ٱلۡأَرۡضِ فَيَنظُرُواْ كَيۡفَ كَانَ عَـٰقِبَةُ ٱلَّذِينَ مِن قَبۡلِهِمۡ‌ۚ

Have they not travelled through the earth, and seen what was the end of those before them?

دَمَّرَ ٱللَّهُ عَلَيۡہِمۡ‌ۖ وَلِلۡكَـٰفِرِينَ أَمۡثَـٰلُهَا

Allah destroyed them completely and a similar (fate awaits) the disbelievers.


ذَٲلِكَ بِأَنَّ ٱللَّهَ مَوۡلَى ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ وَأَنَّ ٱلۡكَـٰفِرِينَ لَا مَوۡلَىٰ لَهُمۡ

That is because Allah is the Maula (Lord, Master, Helper, Protector, etc.) of those who believe, and the disbelievers have no Maula (lord, master, helper, protector, etc.).


إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ يُدۡخِلُ ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ وَعَمِلُواْ ٱلصَّـٰلِحَـٰتِ جَنَّـٰتٍ۬ تَجۡرِى مِن تَحۡتِہَا ٱلۡأَنۡہَـٰرُ‌ۖ

Certainly! Allah will admit those who believe (in the Oneness of Allah Islamic Monotheism) and do righteous good deeds, to Gardens under which rivers flow (Paradise),

وَٱلَّذِينَ كَفَرُواْ يَتَمَتَّعُونَ وَيَأۡكُلُونَ كَمَا تَأۡكُلُ ٱلۡأَنۡعَـٰمُ وَٱلنَّارُ مَثۡوً۬ى لَّهُمۡ  

while those who disbelieve enjoy themselves and eat as cattle eat, and the Fire will be their abode.


وَكَأَيِّن مِّن قَرۡيَةٍ هِىَ أَشَدُّ قُوَّةً۬ مِّن قَرۡيَتِكَ ٱلَّتِىٓ أَخۡرَجَتۡكَ أَهۡلَكۡنَـٰهُمۡ

And many a town, stronger than your town (Makkah) (O Muhammad SAW) which has driven you out We have destroyed.

فَلَا نَاصِرَ لَهُمۡ  

And there was none to help them.


أَفَمَن كَانَ عَلَىٰ بَيِّنَةٍ۬ مِّن رَّبِّهِۦ كَمَن زُيِّنَ لَهُ ۥ سُوٓءُ عَمَلِهِۦ

Is he who is on a clear proof from his Lord, like those for whom their evil deeds that they do are beautified for them,

وَٱتَّبَعُوٓاْ أَهۡوَآءَهُم  

while they follow their own lusts (evil desires)?


مَّثَلُ ٱلۡجَنَّةِ ٱلَّتِى وُعِدَ ٱلۡمُتَّقُونَ‌ۖ

The description of Paradise which the Muttaqoon (pious - see V.2:2) have been promised is that:

فِيہَآ أَنۡہَـٰرٌ۬ مِّن مَّآءٍ غَيۡرِ ءَاسِنٍ۬

- in it are rivers of water the taste and smell of which are not changed;

وَأَنۡہَـٰرٌ۬ مِّن لَّبَنٍ۬ لَّمۡ يَتَغَيَّرۡ طَعۡمُهُ ۥ

- rivers of milk of which the taste never changes;

وَأَنۡہَـٰرٌ۬ مِّنۡ خَمۡرٍ۬ لَّذَّةٍ۬ لِّلشَّـٰرِبِينَ

- rivers of wine delicious to those who drink;

وَأَنۡہَـٰرٌ۬ مِّنۡ عَسَلٍ۬ مُّصَفًّ۬ى‌ۖ

- and rivers of clarified honey (clear and pure)

وَلَهُمۡ فِيہَا مِن كُلِّ ٱلثَّمَرَٲتِ وَمَغۡفِرَةٌ۬ مِّن رَّبِّہِمۡ‌ۖ

- therein for them is every kind of fruit; and forgiveness from their Lord.

كَمَنۡ هُوَ خَـٰلِدٌ۬ فِى ٱلنَّارِ وَسُقُواْ مَآءً حَمِيمً۬ا فَقَطَّعَ أَمۡعَآءَهُمۡ  

(Are these) like those who shall dwell for ever in the Fire, and be given, to drink, boiling water, so that it cuts up their bowels?


وَمِنۡہُم مَّن يَسۡتَمِعُ إِلَيۡكَ

And among them are some who listen to you (O Muhammad SAW)

حَتَّىٰٓ إِذَا خَرَجُواْ مِنۡ عِندِكَ قَالُواْ لِلَّذِينَ أُوتُواْ ٱلۡعِلۡمَ مَاذَا قَالَ ءَانِفًا‌ۚ

till, when they go out from you, they say to those who have received knowledge: "What has he said just now?

أُوْلَـٰٓٮِٕكَ ٱلَّذِينَ طَبَعَ ٱللَّهُ عَلَىٰ قُلُوبِہِمۡ وَٱتَّبَعُوٓاْ أَهۡوَآءَهُمۡ  

Such are men whose hearts Allah has sealed, and they follow their lusts (evil desires).


وَٱلَّذِينَ ٱهۡتَدَوۡاْ زَادَهُمۡ هُدً۬ى وَءَاتَٮٰهُمۡ تَقۡوَٮٰهُمۡ

While as for those who accept guidance, He increases their guidance, and bestows on them their piety.


فَهَلۡ يَنظُرُونَ إِلَّا ٱلسَّاعَةَ أَن تَأۡتِيَہُم بَغۡتَةً۬‌ۖ

Do they then await (anything) other than the Hour, that it should come upon them suddenly?

فَقَدۡ جَآءَ أَشۡرَاطُهَا‌ۚ

But some of its portents (indications and signs) have already come, and when it (actually) is on them,

فَأَنَّىٰ لَهُمۡ إِذَا جَآءَتۡہُمۡ ذِكۡرَٮٰهُمۡ  

how can they benefit then by their reminder?


فَٱعۡلَمۡ أَنَّهُ ۥ لَآ إِلَـٰهَ إِلَّا ٱللَّهُ

So know (O Muhammad SAW) that La ilaha ill-Allah (none has the right to be worshipped but Allah),

وَٱسۡتَغۡفِرۡ لِذَنۢبِكَ وَلِلۡمُؤۡمِنِينَ وَٱلۡمُؤۡمِنَـٰتِ‌ۗ

and ask forgiveness for your sin, and also for (the sin of) believing men and believing women.

وَٱللَّهُ يَعۡلَمُ مُتَقَلَّبَكُمۡ وَمَثۡوَٮٰكُمۡ  

And Allah knows well your moving about, and your place of rest (in your homes).


وَيَقُولُ ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ لَوۡلَا نُزِّلَتۡ سُورَةٌ۬‌ۖ

Those who believe say: "Why is not a Soorah (chapter of the Quran) sent down (for us)?

فَإِذَآ أُنزِلَتۡ سُورَةٌ۬ مُّحۡكَمَةٌ۬ وَذُكِرَ فِيہَا ٱلۡقِتَالُ‌ۙ

But when a decisive Soorah (explaining and ordering things) is sent down, and fighting (Jihad holy fighting in Allah's Cause) is mentioned (i.e. ordained) therein,

رَأَيۡتَ ٱلَّذِينَ فِى قُلُوبِہِم مَّرَضٌ۬ يَنظُرُونَ إِلَيۡكَ نَظَرَ ٱلۡمَغۡشِىِّ عَلَيۡهِ مِنَ ٱلۡمَوۡتِ‌ۖ

you will see those in whose hearts is a disease (of hypocrisy) looking at you with a look of one fainting to death.

فَأَوۡلَىٰ لَهُمۡ  


طَاعَةٌ۬ وَقَوۡلٌ۬ مَّعۡرُوفٌ۬‌ۚ

Obedience (to Allah) and good words (were better for them).

فَإِذَا عَزَمَ ٱلۡأَمۡرُ فَلَوۡ صَدَقُواْ ٱللَّهَ لَكَانَ خَيۡرً۬ا لَّهُمۡ  

And when the matter (preparation for Jihad) is resolved on, then if they had been true to Allah, it would have been better for them.


فَهَلۡ عَسَيۡتُمۡ إِن تَوَلَّيۡتُمۡ أَن تُفۡسِدُواْ فِى ٱلۡأَرۡضِ وَتُقَطِّعُوٓاْ أَرۡحَامَكُمۡ

Would you then, if you were given the authority, do mischief in the land, and sever your ties of kinship?


أُوْلَـٰٓٮِٕكَ ٱلَّذِينَ لَعَنَهُمُ ٱللَّهُ فَأَصَمَّهُمۡ وَأَعۡمَىٰٓ أَبۡصَـٰرَهُمۡ

Such are they whom Allah has cursed, so that He has made them deaf and blinded their sight.


أَفَلَا يَتَدَبَّرُونَ ٱلۡقُرۡءَانَ أَمۡ عَلَىٰ قُلُوبٍ أَقۡفَالُهَآ

Do they not then think deeply in the Quran, or are their hearts locked up (from understanding it)?


إِنَّ ٱلَّذِينَ ٱرۡتَدُّواْ عَلَىٰٓ أَدۡبَـٰرِهِم مِّنۢ بَعۡدِ مَا تَبَيَّنَ لَهُمُ ٱلۡهُدَى‌ۙ

Verily, those who have turned back (have apostated) as disbelievers after the guidance has been manifested to them,

ٱلشَّيۡطَـٰنُ سَوَّلَ لَهُمۡ وَأَمۡلَىٰ لَهُمۡ

Shaitan (Satan) has beautified for them (their false hopes), and (Allah) prolonged their term (age).


ذَٲلِكَ بِأَنَّهُمۡ قَالُواْ لِلَّذِينَ كَرِهُواْ مَا نَزَّلَ ٱللَّهُ سَنُطِيعُڪُمۡ فِى بَعۡضِ ٱلۡأَمۡرِ‌ۖ

This is because they said to those who hate what Allah has sent down: "We will obey you in part of the matter,"

وَٱللَّهُ يَعۡلَمُ إِسۡرَارَهُمۡ  

but Allah knows their secrets.


فَكَيۡفَ إِذَا تَوَفَّتۡهُمُ ٱلۡمَلَـٰٓٮِٕكَةُ يَضۡرِبُونَ وُجُوهَهُمۡ وَأَدۡبَـٰرَهُمۡ

Then how (will it be) when the angels will take their souls at death, smiting their faces and their backs?


ذَٲلِكَ بِأَنَّهُمُ ٱتَّبَعُواْ مَآ أَسۡخَطَ ٱللَّهَ وَڪَرِهُواْ رِضۡوَٲنَهُ ۥ

That is because they followed that which angered Allah, and hated that which pleased Him.

فَأَحۡبَطَ أَعۡمَـٰلَهُمۡ  

So He made their deeds fruitless.


أَمۡ حَسِبَ ٱلَّذِينَ فِى قُلُوبِهِم مَّرَضٌ أَن لَّن يُخۡرِجَ ٱللَّهُ أَضۡغَـٰنَہُمۡ

Or do those in whose hearts is a disease (of hypocrisy), think that Allah will not bring to light all their hidden ill-wills?


وَلَوۡ نَشَآءُ لَأَرَيۡنَـٰكَهُمۡ فَلَعَرَفۡتَهُم بِسِيمَـٰهُمۡ‌ۚ

Had We willed, We could have shown them to you, and you should have known them by their marks,

وَلَتَعۡرِفَنَّهُمۡ فِى لَحۡنِ ٱلۡقَوۡلِ‌ۚ

but surely, you will know them by the tone of their speech!

وَٱللَّهُ يَعۡلَمُ أَعۡمَـٰلَكُمۡ

And Allah knows all your deeds.


وَلَنَبۡلُوَنَّكُمۡ حَتَّىٰ نَعۡلَمَ ٱلۡمُجَـٰهِدِينَ مِنكُمۡ وَٱلصَّـٰبِرِينَ

And surely, We shall try you till We test those who strive hard (for the Cause of Allah) and the patient ones,

وَنَبۡلُوَاْ أَخۡبَارَكُمۡ

and We shall test your facts (i.e. the one who is a liar, and the one who is truthful).


إِنَّ ٱلَّذِينَ كَفَرُواْ وَصَدُّواْ عَن سَبِيلِ ٱللَّهِ

Verily, those who disbelieve, and hinder (men) from the Path of Allah (i.e. Islam),

وَشَآقُّواْ ٱلرَّسُولَ مِنۢ بَعۡدِ مَا تَبَيَّنَ لَهُمُ ٱلۡهُدَىٰ لَن يَضُرُّواْ ٱللَّهَ شَيۡـًٔ۬ا

and oppose the Messenger (SAW) (by standing against him and hurting him), after the guidance has been clearly shown to them, they will not hurt Allah in the least,

وَسَيُحۡبِطُ أَعۡمَـٰلَهُمۡ  

but He will make their deeds fruitless,


يَـٰٓأَيُّہَا ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُوٓاْ أَطِيعُواْ ٱللَّهَ وَأَطِيعُواْ ٱلرَّسُولَ وَلَا تُبۡطِلُوٓاْ أَعۡمَـٰلَكُمۡ

O you who believe! Obey Allah, and obey the Messenger (Muhammad SAW) and render not vain your deeds.


إِنَّ ٱلَّذِينَ كَفَرُواْ وَصَدُّواْ عَن سَبِيلِ ٱللَّهِ ثُمَّ مَاتُواْ وَهُمۡ كُفَّارٌ۬ فَلَن يَغۡفِرَ ٱللَّهُ لَهُمۡ

Verily, those who disbelieve, and hinder (men) from the Path of Allah (i.e. Islam); then die while they are disbelievers, Allah will not forgive them.


فَلَا تَهِنُواْ وَتَدۡعُوٓاْ إِلَى ٱلسَّلۡمِ وَأَنتُمُ ٱلۡأَعۡلَوۡنَ

So be not weak and ask not for peace (from the enemies of Islam), while you are having the upper hand.

وَٱللَّهُ مَعَكُمۡ وَلَن يَتِرَكُمۡ أَعۡمَـٰلَكُمۡ  

Allah is with you, and will never decrease the reward of your good deeds.


إِنَّمَا ٱلۡحَيَوٰةُ ٱلدُّنۡيَا لَعِبٌ۬ وَلَهۡوٌ۬‌ۚ

The life of this world is but play and pastime,

وَإِن تُؤۡمِنُواْ وَتَتَّقُواْ يُؤۡتِكُمۡ أُجُورَكُمۡ وَلَا يَسۡـَٔلۡكُمۡ أَمۡوَٲلَكُمۡ 

but if you believe (in the Oneness of Allah Islamic Monotheism), and fear Allah, and avoid evil, He will grant you your wages, and will not ask you your wealth.


إِن يَسۡـَٔلۡكُمُوهَا فَيُحۡفِڪُمۡ تَبۡخَلُواْ وَيُخۡرِجۡ أَضۡغَـٰنَكُمۡ

If He were to ask you of it, and press you, you would covetously withhold, and He will bring out all your (secret) ill-wills.


هَـٰٓأَنتُمۡ هَـٰٓؤُلَآءِ تُدۡعَوۡنَ لِتُنفِقُواْ فِى سَبِيلِ ٱللَّهِ فَمِنڪُم مَّن يَبۡخَلُ‌ۖ

Behold! You are those who are called to spend in the Cause of Allah, yet among you are some who are niggardly. And whoever is niggardly,

وَمَن يَبۡخَلۡ فَإِنَّمَا يَبۡخَلُ عَن نَّفۡسِهِۦ‌ۚ

it is only at the expense of his ownself.

وَٱللَّهُ ٱلۡغَنِىُّ وَأَنتُمُ ٱلۡفُقَرَآءُ‌ۚ

But Allah is Rich (Free of all wants), and you (mankind) are poor.

وَإِن تَتَوَلَّوۡاْ يَسۡتَبۡدِلۡ قَوۡمًا غَيۡرَكُمۡ ثُمَّ لَا يَكُونُوٓاْ أَمۡثَـٰلَكُم

And if you turn away (from Islam and the obedience of Allah), He will exchange you for some other people, and they will not be your likes.


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Lahore, Pakistan

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