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          In the name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful.

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009.001

PICKTHAL: Freedom from obligation (is proclaimed) from Allah and His
messenger toward those of the idolaters with whom ye made a treaty.

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009.002

PICKTHAL: Travel freely in the land four months, and know that ye cannot
escape Allah and that Allah will confound the disbelievers (in His
Guidance).

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009.003

PICKTHAL: And a proclamation from Allah and His messenger to all men on the
day of the Greater Pilgrimage that Allah is free from obligation to the
idolaters, and (so is) His messenger. So, if ye repent, it will be better
for you; but if ye are averse, then know that ye cannot escape Allah. Give
tidings (O Muhammad) of a painful doom to those who disbelieve,

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009.004

PICKTHAL: Excepting those of the idolaters with whom ye (Muslims) have a
treaty, and who have since abated nothing of your right nor have supported
anyone against you. (As for these), fulfil their treaty to them till their
term. Lo! Allah loveth those who keep their duty (unto Him).

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009.005

PICKTHAL: Then, when the sacred months have passed, slay the idolaters
wherever ye find them, and take them (captive), and besiege them, and
prepare for them each ambush. But if they repent and establish worship and
pay the poor-due, then leave their way free. Lo! Allah is Forgiving,
Merciful.

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009.006

PICKTHAL: And if anyone of the idolaters seeketh thy protection (O
Muhammad), then protect him so that he may hear the Word of Allah, and
afterward convey him to his place of safety. That is because they are a
folk who know not.

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009.007

PICKTHAL: How can there be a treaty with Allah and with His messenger for
the idolaters save those with whom ye made a treaty at the Inviolable Place
of Worship? So long as they are true to you, be true to them. Lo! Allah
loveth those who keep their duty.

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009.008

PICKTHAL: How (can there be any treaty for the others) when, if they have
the upper hand of you, they regard not pact nor honour in respect of you?
They satisfy you with their mouths the while their hearts refuse. And most
of them are wrongdoers.

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009.009

PICKTHAL: They have purchased with the revelations of Allah a little gain,
so they debar (men) from His way. Lo! evil is that which they are wont to
do.

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009.010

PICKTHAL: And they observe toward a believer neither pact nor honour. These
are they who are transgressors.

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009.011

PICKTHAL: But if they repent and establish worship and pay the poor-due,
then are they your brethren in religion. We detail Our revelations for a
people who have knowledge.

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009.012

PICKTHAL: And if they break their pledges after their treaty (hath been
made with you) and assail your religion, then fight the heads of disbelief
- Lo! they have no binding oaths - in order that they may desist.

revile your religion, then fight the leaders of unbelief-- surely their
oaths are nothing-- so that they may desist.

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009.013

PICKTHAL: Will ye not fight a folk who broke their solemn pledges, and
purposed to drive out the messenger and did attack you first? What! Fear ye
them? Now Allah hath more right that ye should fear Him, if ye are
believers

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009.014

PICKTHAL: Fight them! Allah will chastise them at your hands, and He will
lay them low and give you victory over them, and He will heal the breasts
of folk who are believers.

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009.015

PICKTHAL: And He will remove the anger of their hearts. Allah relenteth
toward whom He will. Allah is Knower, Wise.

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009.016

PICKTHAL: Or deemed ye that ye would be left (in peace) when Allah yet
knoweth not those of you who strive, choosing for familiar none save Allah
and His messenger and the believers? Allah is Informed of what ye do.

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009.017

PICKTHAL: It is not for the idolaters to tend Allah's sanctuaries, bearing
witness against themselves of disbelief. As for such, their works are vain
and in the Fire they will abide.

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009.018

PICKTHAL: He only shall tend Allah's sanctuaries who believeth in Allah and
the Last Day and observeth proper worship and payeth the poor-due and
feareth none save Allah. For such (only) is it possible that they can be of
the rightly guided.

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009.019

PICKTHAL: Count ye the slaking of a pilgrim's thirst and tendance of the
Inviolable Place of Worship as (equal to the worth of) him who believeth in
Allah and the Last Day, and striveth in the way of Allah? They are not
equal in the sight of Allah. Allah guideth not wrongdoing folk.

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009.020

PICKTHAL: Those who believe, and have left their homes and striven with
their wealth and their lives in Allah's way are of much greater worth in
Allah's sight. These are they who are triumphant.

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009.021

PICKTHAL: Their Lord giveth them good tidings of mercy from Him, and
acceptance, and Gardens where enduring pleasure will be theirs;

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009.022

PICKTHAL: There they will abide for ever. Lo! with Allah there is immense
reward.

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009.023

PICKTHAL: O ye who believe! Choose not your fathers nor your brethren for
friends if they take pleasure in disbelief rather than faith. Whoso of you
taketh them for friends, such are wrong-doers.

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009.024

PICKTHAL: Say: If your fathers, and your sons, and your brethren, and your
wives, and your tribe, and the wealth ye have acquired, and merchandise for
which ye fear that there will no sale, and dwellings ye desire are dearer
to you than Allah and His messenger and striving in His way: then wait till
Allah bringeth His command to pass. Allah guideth not wrongdoing folk.

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009.025

PICKTHAL: Allah hath given you victory on many fields and on the day of
Huneyn, when ye exulted in your multitude but it availed you naught, and
the earth, vast as it is, was straitened for you; then ye turned back in
flight;

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009.026

PICKTHAL: Then Allah sent His peace of reassurance down upon His messenger
and upon the believers, and sent down hosts ye could not see, and punished
those who disbelieved. Such is the reward of disbelievers.

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009.027

PICKTHAL: Then afterward Allah will relent toward whom He will; for Allah
is Forgiving, Merciful.

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009.028

PICKTHAL: O ye who believe! The idolaters only are unclean. So let them not
come near the Inviolable Place of Worship after this their year. If ye fear
poverty (from the loss of their merchandise) Allah shall preserve you of
His bounty if He will. Lo! Allah is Knower, Wise.

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009.029

PICKTHAL: Fight against such of those who have been given the Scripture as
believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, and forbid not that which Allah hath
forbidden by His messenger, and follow not the Religion of Truth, until
they pay the tribute readily, being brought low.

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009.030

PICKTHAL: And the Jews say: Ezra is the son of Allah, and the Christians
say: The Messiah is the son of Allah. That is their saying with their
mouths. They imitate the saying of those who disbelieved of old. Allah
(Himself) fighteth against them. How perverse are they!

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009.031

PICKTHAL: They have taken as lords beside Allah their rabbis and their
monks and the Messiah son of Mary, when they were bidden to worship only
One Allah. There is no Allah save Him. Be He Glorified from all that they
ascribe as partner (unto Him)!

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009.032

PICKTHAL: Fain would they put out the light of Allah with their mouths, but
Allah disdaineth (aught) save that He shall perfect His light, however much
the disbelievers are averse.

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009.033

PICKTHAL: He it is Who hath sent His messenger with the guidance and the
Religion of Truth, that He may cause it to prevail over all religion,
however much the idolaters may be averse.

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009.034

PICKTHAL: O ye who believe! Lo! many of the (Jewish) rabbis and the
(Christian) monks devour the wealth of mankind wantonly and debar (men)
from the way of Allah. They who hoard up gold and silver and spend it not
in the way of Allah, unto them give tidings (O Muhammad) of a painful doom,

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009.035

PICKTHAL: On the day when it will (all) be heated in the fire of hell, and
their foreheads and their flanks and their backs will be branded therewith
(and it will be said unto them): Here is that which ye hoarded for
yourselves. Now taste of what ye used to hoard.

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009.036

PICKTHAL: Lo! the number of the months with Allah is twelve months by
Allah's ordinance in the day that He created the heavens and the earth.
Four of them are sacred: that is the right religion. So wrong not
yourselves in them. And wage war on all of the idolaters as they are waging
war on all of you. And know that Allah is with those who keep their duty
(unto Him).

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009.037

PICKTHAL: Postponement (of a sacred month) is only an excess of disbelief
whereby those who disbelieve are misled; they allow it one year and forbid
it (another) year, that they may make up the number of the months which
Allah hath hallowed, so that they allow that which Allah hath forbidden.
The evil of their deeds is made fairseeming unto them. Allah guideth not
the disbelieving folk.

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009.038

PICKTHAL: O ye who believe! What aileth you that when it is said unto you:
Go forth in the way of Allah, ye are bowed down to the ground with
heaviness. Take ye pleasure in the life of the world rather than in the
Hereafter? The comfort of the life of the world is but little in the
Hereafter.

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009.039

PICKTHAL: If ye go not forth He will afflict you with a painful doom, and
will choose instead of you a folk other than you. Ye cannot harm Him at
all. Allah is Able to do all things.

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009.040

PICKTHAL: If ye help him not, still Allah helped him when those who
disbelieve drove him forth, the second of two; when they two were in the
cave, when he said unto his comrade: Grieve not. Lo! Allah is with us. Then
Allah caused His peace of reassurance to descend upon him and supported him
with hosts ye cannot see, and made the word of those who disbelieved the
nethermost, while Allah's Word it was that became the uppermost. Allah is
Mighty, Wise.

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009.041

PICKTHAL: Go forth, light-armed and heavy-armed, and strive with your
wealth and your lives in the way of Allah! That is best for you if ye but
knew.

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009.042

PICKTHAL: Had it been a near adventure and an easy journey they had
followed thee, but the distance seemed too far for them. Yet will they
swear by Allah (saying): If we had been able we would surely have set out
with you. They destroy their souls, and Allah knoweth that they verily are
liars.

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009.043

PICKTHAL: Allah forgive thee (O Muhammad)! Wherefor didst thou grant them
leave ere those who told the truth were manifest to thee and thou didst
know the liars?

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009.044

PICKTHAL: Those who believe in Allah and the Last Day ask no leave of thee
lest they should strive with their wealth and their lives. Allah is Aware
of those who keep their duty (unto Him).

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009.045

PICKTHAL: They alone ask leave of thee who believe not in Allah and the
Last Day, and whose hearts feel doubt, so in their doubt they waver.

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009.046

PICKTHAL: And if they had wished to go forth they would assuredly have made
ready some equipment, but Allah was averse to their being sent forth and
held them back and it was said (unto them): Sit ye with the sedentary!

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009.047

PICKTHAL: Had they gone forth among you they had added to you naught save
trouble and had hurried to and fro among you, seeking to cause sedition
among you; and among you there are some who would have listened to them.
Allah is Aware of evil-doers.

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009.048

PICKTHAL: Aforetime they sought to cause sedition and raised difficulties
for thee till the Truth came and the decree of Allah was made manifest,
though they were loth.

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009.049

PICKTHAL: Of them is he who saith: Grant me leave (to stay at home) and
tempt me not. Surely it is into temptation that they (thus) have fallen.
Lo! hell verily is all around the disbelievers.

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009.050

PICKTHAL: If good befalleth thee (O Muhammad) it afflicteth them, and if
calamity befalleth thee, they say: We took precaution, and they turn away
well pleased.

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009.051

PICKTHAL: Say: Naught befalleth us save that which Allah hath decreed for
us. He is our Protecting Friend. In Allah let believers put their trust!

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009.052

PICKTHAL: Say: Can ye await for us aught save one of two good things (death
or victory in Allah's way)? while we await for you that Allah will afflict
you with a doom from Him or at our hands. Await then! Lo! We are awaiting
with you.

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009.053

PICKTHAL: Say: Pay (your contribution), willingly or unwillingly, it will
not be accepted from you. Lo! ye were ever froward folk.

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009.054

PICKTHAL: And naught preventeth that their contributions should be accepted
from them save that they have disbelieved in Allah and in His messenger,
and they come not to worship save as idlers, and pay not (their
contribution) save reluctantly.

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009.055

PICKTHAL: So let not their riches nor their children please thee (O
Muhammad). Allah thereby intendeth but to punish them in the life of the
world and that their souls shall pass away while they are disbelievers.

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009.056

PICKTHAL: And they swear by Allah that they are in truth of you, when they
are not of you, but they are folk who are afraid.

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009.057

PICKTHAL: Had they but found a refuge, or caverns, or a place to enter,
they surely had resorted thither swift as runaways.

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009.058

PICKTHAL: And of them is he who defameth thee in the matter of the alms. If
they are given thereof they are content, and if they are not given thereof,
behold! they are enraged.

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009.059

PICKTHAL: (How much more seemly) had they been content with that which
Allah and His messenger had given them and had said: Allah sufficeth us.
Allah will give us of His bounty, and (also) His messenger. Unto Allah we
are suppliants.

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009.060

PICKTHAL: The alms are only for the poor and the needy, and those who
collect them, and those whose hearts are to be reconciled, and to free the
captives and the debtors, and for the cause of Allah, and (for) the
wayfarer; a duty imposed by Allah. Allah is Knower, Wise.

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009.061

PICKTHAL: And of them are those who vex the Prophet and say: He is only a
hearer. Say: A hearer of good for you, who believeth in Allah and is true
to the believers, and a mercy for such of you as believe. Those who vex the
messenger of Allah, for them there is a painful doom.

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009.062

PICKTHAL: They swear by Allah to you (Muslims) to please you, but Allah,
with His messenger, hath more right that they should please Him if they are
believers.

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009.063

PICKTHAL: Know they not that whoso opposeth Allah and His messenger, his
verily is fire of hell, to abide therein? That is the extreme abasement.

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009.064

PICKTHAL: The hypocrites fear lest a surah should be revealed concerning
them, proclaiming what is in their hearts. Say: Scoff (your fill)! Lo!
Allah is disclosing what ye fear.

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009.065

PICKTHAL: And if thou ask them (O Muhammad) they will say: We did but talk
and jest. Say: Was it at Allah and His revelations and His messenger that
ye did scoff?

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009.066

PICKTHAL: Make no excuse. Ye have disbelieved after your (confession of)
belief. If We forgive a party of you, a party of you We shall punish
because they have been guilty.

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009.067

PICKTHAL: The hypocrites, both men and women, proceed one from another.
They enjoin the wrong, and they forbid the right, and they withhold their
hands (from spending for the cause of Allah). They forget Allah, so He hath
forgotten them. Lo! the hypocrites, they are the transgressors.

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009.068

PICKTHAL: Allah promiseth the hypocrites, both men and women, and the
disbelievers fire of hell for their abode. It will suffice them. Allah
curseth them, and theirs is lasting torment.

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009.069

PICKTHAL: Even as those before you who were mightier than you in strength,
and more affluent than you in wealth and children. They enjoyed their lot
awhile, so ye enjoy your lot awhile even as those before you did enjoy
their lot awhile. And ye prate even as they prated. Such are they whose
works have perished in the world and the Hereafter. Such are they who are
the losers.

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009.070

PICKTHAL: Hath not the fame of those before them reached them - the folk of
Noah, A'ad, Thamud, the folk of Abraham, the dwellers of Midian and the
disasters (which befell them)? Their messengers (from Allah) came unto them
with proofs (of Allah's Sovereignty). So Allah surely wronged them not, but
they did wrong themselves.

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009.071

PICKTHAL: And the believers, men and women, are protecting friends one of
another; they enjoin the right and forbid the wrong, and they establish
worship and they pay the poor-due, and they obey Allah and His messenger.
As for these, Allah will have mercy on them. Lo! Allah is Mighty, Wise.

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009.072

PICKTHAL: Allah promiseth to the believers, men and women, Gardens
underneath which rivers flow, wherein they will abide - blessed dwellings
in Gardens of Eden. And - greater (far)! - acceptance from Allah. That is
the supreme triumph.

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009.073

PICKTHAL: O Prophet! Strive against the disbelievers and the hypocrites! Be
harsh with them. Their ultimate abode is hell, a hapless journey's end.

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009.074

PICKTHAL: They swear by Allah that they said nothing (wrong), yet they did
say the word of disbelief, and did disbelieve after their Surrender (to
Allah). And they purposed that which they could not attain, and they sought
revenge only that Allah by His messenger should enrich them of His bounty.
If they repent it will be better for them; and if they turn away, Allah
will afflict them with a painful doom in the world and the Hereafter, and
they have no protecting friend nor helper in the earth.

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009.075

PICKTHAL: And of them is he who made a covenant with Allah (saying): If He
give us of His bounty we will give alms and become of the righteous.

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009.076

PICKTHAL: Yet when He gave them of His bounty, they hoarded it and turned
away, averse;

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009.077

PICKTHAL: So He hath made the consequence (to be) hypocrisy in their hearts
until the day when they shall meet Him, because they broke their word to
Allah that they promised Him, and because they lied.

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009.078

PICKTHAL: Know they not that Allah knoweth both their secret and the
thought that they confide, and that Allah is the Knower of Things Hidden?

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009.079

PICKTHAL: Those who point at such of the believers as give the alms
willingly and such as can find naught to give but their endeavours, and
deride them - Allah (Himself) derideth them. Theirs will be a painful doom.

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009.080

PICKTHAL: Ask forgiveness for them (O Muhammad), or ask not forgiveness for
them; though thou ask forgiveness for them seventy times Allah will not
forgive them. That is because they disbelieved in Allah and His messenger,
and Allah guideth not wrongdoing folk.

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009.081

PICKTHAL: Those who were left behind rejoiced at sitting still behind the
messenger of Allah, and were averse to striving with their wealth and their
lives in Allah's way. And they said: Go not forth in the heat! Say: The
fire of hell is more intense of heat, if they but understood.

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009.082

PICKTHAL: Then let them laugh a little: they will weep much, as the reward
of what they used to earn.

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009.083

PICKTHAL: If Allah bring thee back (from the campaign) unto a party of them
and they ask of thee leave to go out (to fight), then say unto them: Ye
shall never more go out with me nor fight with me against a foe. Ye were
content with sitting still the first time. So sit still, with the useless.

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009.084

PICKTHAL: And never (O Muhammad) pray for one of them who dieth, nor stand
by his grave. Lo! they disbelieved in Allah and His messenger, and they
died while they were evil-doers.

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009.085

PICKTHAL: Let not their wealth nor their children please thee! Allah
purposeth only to punish them thereby in the world, and that their souls
shall pass away while they are disbelievers.

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009.086

PICKTHAL: And when a surah is revealed (which saith): Believe in Allah and
strive along with His messenger, the men of wealth among them still ask
leave of thee and say: Suffer us to be with those who sit (at home).

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009.087

PICKTHAL: They are content that they should be with the useless and their
hearts are sealed, so that they apprehend not.

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009.088

PICKTHAL: But the messenger and those who believe with him strive with
their wealth and their lives. Such are they for whom are the good things.
Such are they who are the successful.

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009.089

PICKTHAL: Allah hath made ready for them Gardens underneath which rivers
flow, wherein they will abide. That is the supreme triumph.

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009.090

PICKTHAL: And those among the wandering Arabs who had an excuse came in
order that permission might be granted them. And those who lied to Allah
and His messenger sat at home. A painful doom will fall on those of them
who disbelieve.

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009.091

PICKTHAL: Not unto the weak nor unto the sick nor unto those who can find
naught to spend is any fault (to be imputed though they stay at home) if
they are true to Allah and His messenger. Not unto the good is there any
road (of blame). Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.

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009.092

PICKTHAL: Nor unto those whom, when they came to thee (asking) that thou
shouldst mount them, thou didst tell: I cannot find whereon to mount you.
They turned back with eyes flowing with tears, for sorrow that they could
not find the means to spend.

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009.093

PICKTHAL: The road (of blame) is only against those who ask for leave of
thee (to stay at home) when they are rich. They are content to be with the
useless. Allah hath sealed their hearts so that they know not.

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009.094

PICKTHAL: They will make excuse to you (Muslims) when ye return unto them.
Say: Make no excuse, for we shall not believe you. Allah hath told us
tidings of you. Allah and His messenger will see your conduct, and then ye
will be brought back unto Him Who knoweth the Invisible as well as the
Visible, and He will tell you what ye used to do.

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009.095

PICKTHAL: They will swear by Allah unto you, when ye return unto them, that
ye may let them be. Let them be, for lo! they are unclean, and their abode
is hell as the reward for what they used to earn.

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009.096

PICKTHAL: They swear unto you, that ye may accept them. Though ye accept
them. Allah verily accepteth not wrongdoing folk.

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009.097

PICKTHAL: The wandering Arabs are more hard in disbelief and hypocrisy, and
more likely to be ignorant of the limits which Allah hath revealed unto His
messenger. And Allah is Knower, Wise.

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009.098

PICKTHAL: And of the wandering Arabs there is he who taketh that which he
expendeth (for the cause of Allah) as a loss, and awaiteth (evil) turns of
fortune for you (that he may be rid of it). The evil turn of fortune will
be theirs. Allah is Hearer, Knower.

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009.099

PICKTHAL: And of the wandering Arabs there is he who believeth in Allah and
the Last Day, and taketh that which he expendeth and also the prayers of
the messenger as acceptable offerings in the sight of Allah. Lo! verily it
is an acceptable offering for them. Allah will bring them into His mercy.
Lo! Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.

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009.100

PICKTHAL: And the first to lead the way, of the Muhajirin and the Ansar,
and those who followed them in goodness - Allah is well pleased with them
and they are well pleased with Him, and He hath made ready for them Gardens
underneath which rivers flow, wherein they will abide for ever. That is the
supreme triumph.

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009.101

PICKTHAL: And among those around you of the wandering Arabs there are
hypocrites, and among the townspeople of Al-Madinah (there are some who)
persist in hypocrisy whom thou (O Muhammad) knowest not. We, We know them,
and We shall chastise them twice; then they will be relegated to a painful
doom.

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009.102

PICKTHAL: And (there are) others who have acknowledged their faults. They
mixed a righteous action with another that was bad. It may be that Allah
will relent toward them. Lo! Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.

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009.103

PICKTHAL: Take alms of their wealth, wherewith thou mayst purify them and
mayst make them grow, and pray for them. Lo! thy prayer is an assuagement
for them. Allah is Hearer, Knower.

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009.104

PICKTHAL: Know they not that Allah is He Who accepteth repentance from His
bondmen and taketh the alms, and that Allah is He Who is the Relenting, the
Merciful.

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009.105

PICKTHAL: And say (unto them): Act! Allah will behold your actions, and (so
will) His messenger and the believers, and ye will be brought back to the
Knower of the Invisible and the Visible, and He will tell you what ye used
to do.

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009.106

PICKTHAL: And (there are) others who await Allah's decree, whether He will
punish them or will forgive them. Allah is Knower, Wise.

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009.107

PICKTHAL: And as for those who chose a place of worship out of opposition
and disbelief, and in order to cause dissent among the believers, and as an
outpost for those who warred against Allah and His messenger aforetime,
they will surely swear: We purposed naught save good. Allah beareth witness
that they verily are liars.

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009.108

PICKTHAL: Never stand (to pray) there. A place of worship which was found
upon duty (to Allah) from the first day is more worthy that thou shouldst
stand (to pray) therein, wherein are men who love to purify themselves.
Allah loveth the purifiers.

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009.109

PICKTHAL: Is he who founded his building upon duty to Allah and His good
pleasure better; or he who founded his building on the brink of a
crumbling, overhanging precipice so that it toppled with him into the fire
of hell? Allah guideth not wrongdoing folk.

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009.110

PICKTHAL: The building which they built will never cease to be a misgiving
in their hearts unless their hearts be torn to pieces. Allah is Knower,
Wise.

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009.111

PICKTHAL: Lo! Allah hath bought from the believers their lives and their
wealth because the Garden will be theirs: they shall fight in the way of
Allah and shall slay and be slain. It is a promise which is binding on Him
in the Torah and the Gospel and the Qur'an. Who fulfilleth His covenant
better than Allah? Rejoice then in your bargain that ye have made, for that
is the supreme triumph.

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009.112

PICKTHAL: (Triumphant) are those who turn repentant (to Allah), those who
serve (Him), those who praise (Him), those who fast, those who bow down,
those who fall prostrate (in worship), those who enjoin the right and who
forbid the wrong and those who keep the limits (ordained) of Allah - And
give glad tidings to believers!

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009.113

PICKTHAL: It is not for the Prophet, and those who believe, to pray for the
forgiveness of idolaters even though they may be near of kin (to them)
after it hath become clear that they are people of hell-fire.

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009.114

PICKTHAL: The prayer of Abraham for the forgiveness of his father was only
because of a promise he had promised him, but when it had become clear unto
him that he (his father) was an enemy to Allah he (Abraham) disowned him.
Lo! Abraham was soft of heart, long-suffering.

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009.115

PICKTHAL: It was never Allah's (part) that He should send a folk astray
after He had guided them until He had made clear unto them what they should
avoid. Lo! Allah is Aware of all things.

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009.116

PICKTHAL: Lo! Allah! Unto Him belongeth the Sovereignty of the heavens and
the earth. He quickeneth and He giveth death. And ye have, instead of
Allah, no protecting friend nor helper.

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009.117

PICKTHAL: Allah hath turned in mercy to the Prophet, and to the Muhajirin
and the Ansar who followed him in the hour of hardship. After the hearts of
a party of them had almost swerved aside, then turned He unto them in
mercy. Lo! He is Full of Pity, Merciful for them.

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009.118

PICKTHAL: And to the three also (did He turn in mercy) who were left
behind, when the earth, vast as it is, was straitened for them, and their
own souls were straitened for them till they bethought them that there is
no refuge from Allah save toward Him. Then turned He unto them in mercy
that they (too) might turn (repentant unto Him). Lo! Allah! He is the
Relenting, the Merciful.

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009.119

PICKTHAL: O ye who believe! Be careful of your duty to Allah, and be with
the truthful.

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009.120

PICKTHAL: It is not for the townsfolk of Al-Madinah and for those around
them of the wandering Arabs so stay behind the messenger of Allah and
prefer their lives to his life. That is because neither thirst nor toil nor
hunger afflicteth them in the way of Allah, nor step they any step that
angereth the disbelievers, nor gain they from the enemy a gain, but a good
deed is recorded for them therefor. Lo! Allah loseth not the wages of the
good.

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009.121

PICKTHAL: Nor spend they any spending, small or great, nor do they cross a
valley, but it is recorded for them, that Allah may repay them the best of
what they used to do.

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009.122

PICKTHAL: And the believers should not all go out to fight. Of every troop
of them, a party only should go forth, that they (who are left behind) may
gain sound knowledge in religion, and that they may warn their folk when
they return to them, so that they may beware.

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009.123

PICKTHAL: O ye who believe! Fight those of the disbelievers who are near to
you, and let them find harshness in you, and know that Allah is with those
who keep their duty (unto Him).

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009.124

PICKTHAL: And whenever a surah is revealed there are some of them who say:
Which one of you hath thus increased in faith? As for those who believe, it
hath increased them in faith and they rejoice (therefor).

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009.125

PICKTHAL: But as for those in whose hearts is disease, it only addeth
wickedness to their wickedness, and they die while they are disbelievers.

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009.126

PICKTHAL: See they not that they are tested once or twice in every year?
Still they turn not in repentance, neither pay they heed.

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009.127

PICKTHAL: And whenever a surah is revealed, they look one at another (as
who should say): Doth anybody see you? Then they turn away. Allah turneth
away their hearts because they are a folk who understand not.

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009.128

PICKTHAL: There hath come unto you a messenger, (one) of yourselves, unto
whom aught that ye are overburdened is grievous, full of concern for you,
for the believers full of pity, merciful.

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009.129

PICKTHAL: Now, if they turn away (O Muhammad) say: Allah sufficeth me.
There is no Allah save Him. In Him have I put my trust, and He is Lord of
the Tremendous Throne.

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