[Image]  MUHAMMAD

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

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PICKTHAL: Those who disbelieve and turn (men) from the way of Allah, He
rendereth their actions vain.

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PICKTHAL: And those who believe and do good works and believe in that which
is revealed unto Muhammad - and it is the truth from their Lord - He
riddeth them of their ill-deeds and improveth their state.

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PICKTHAL: That is because those who disbelieve follow falsehood and because
those who believe follow the truth from their Lord. Thus Allah coineth
their similitudes for mankind.

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PICKTHAL: Now when ye meet in battle those who disbelieve, then it is
smiting of the necks until, when ye have routed them, then making fast of
bonds; and afterward either grace or ransom till the war lay down its
burdens. That (is the ordinance). And if Allah willed He could have
punished them (without you) but (thus it is ordained) that He may try some
of you by means of others. And those who are slain in the way of Allah, He
rendereth not their actions vain.

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PICKTHAL: He will guide them and improve their state,

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PICKTHAL: And bring them in unto the Garden which He hath made known to
them.

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PICKTHAL: O ye who believe! If ye help Allah, He will help you and will
make your foothold firm.

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PICKTHAL: And those who disbelieve, perdition is for them, and He will make
their actions vain.

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PICKTHAL: That is because they are averse to that which Allah hath
revealed, therefor maketh He their actions fruitless.

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PICKTHAL: Have they not travelled in the land to see the nature of the
consequence for those who were before them? Allah wiped them out. And for
the disbelievers there will be the like thereof.

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PICKTHAL: That is because Allah is patron of those who believe, and because
the disbelievers have no patron.

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PICKTHAL: Lo! Allah will cause those who believe and do good works to enter
Gardens underneath which rivers flow; while those who disbelieve take their
comfort in this life and eat even as the cattle eat, and the Fire is their
habitation.

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PICKTHAL: And how many a township stronger than thy township (O Muhammad)
which hath cast thee out, have We destroyed, and they had no helper!

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PICKTHAL: Is he who relieth on a clear proof from his Lord like those for
whom the evil that they do is beautified while they follow their own lusts?

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PICKTHAL: A similitude of the Garden which those who keep their duty (to
Allah) are promised: Therein are rivers of water unpolluted, and rivers of
milk whereof the flavour changeth not, and rivers of wine delicious to the
drinkers, and rivers of clear-run honey; therein for them is every kind of
fruit, with pardon from their Lord. (Are those who enjoy all this) like
those who are immortal in the Fire and are given boiling water to drink so
that it teareth their bowels?

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PICKTHAL: Among them are some who give ear unto thee (Muhammad) till, when
they go forth from thy presence they say unto those who have been given
knowledge: What was that he said just now? Those are they whose hearts
Allah hath sealed, and they follow their own lusts.

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PICKTHAL: While as for those who walk aright, He addeth to their guidance,
and giveth them their protection (against evil).

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PICKTHAL: Await they aught save the Hour, that it should come upon them
unawares? And the beginnings thereof have already come. But how, when it
hath come upon them, can they take their warning?

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PICKTHAL: So know (O Muhammad) that there is no Allah save Allah, and ask
forgiveness for thy sin and for believing men and believing women. Allah
knoweth (both) your place of turmoil and your place of rest.

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PICKTHAL: And those who believe say: If only a surah were revealed! But
when a decisive surah is revealed and war is mentioned therein, thou seest
those in whose hearts is a disease looking at thee with the look of men
fainting unto death. Therefor woe unto them!

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PICKTHAL: Obedience and a civil word. Then, when the matter is determined,
if they are loyal to Allah it will be well for them.

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PICKTHAL: Would ye then, if ye were given the command, work corruption in
the land and sever your ties of kinship?

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PICKTHAL: Such are they whom Allah curseth so that He deafeneth them and
maketh blind their eyes.

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PICKTHAL: Will they then not meditate on the Qur'an, or are there locks on
the hearts?

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PICKTHAL: Lo! those who turn back after the guidance hath been manifested
unto them, Satan hath seduced them, and He giveth them the rein.

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PICKTHAL: That is because they say unto those who hate what Allah hath
revealed: We will obey you in some matters; and Allah knoweth their secret
talk.

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PICKTHAL: Then how (will it be with them) when the angels gather them,
smiting their faces and their backs!

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PICKTHAL: That will be because they followed that which angereth Allah, and
hated that which pleaseth Him. Therefor He hath made their actions vain.

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PICKTHAL: Or do those in whose hearts is a disease deem that Allah will not
bring to light their (secret) hates?

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PICKTHAL: And if We would, We could show them unto thee (Muhammad) so that
thou shouldst know them surely by their marks. And thou shalt know them by
the burden of their talk. And Allah knoweth your deeds.

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PICKTHAL: And verily We shall try you till We know those of you who strive
hard (for the cause of Allah) and the steadfast, and till We test your
record.

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PICKTHAL: Lo! those who disbelieve and turn from the way of Allah and
oppose the messenger after the guidance hath been manifested unto them,
they hurt Allah not a jot, and He will make their actions fruitless.

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PICKTHAL: O ye who believe! Obey Allah and obey the messenger, and render
not your actions vain.

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PICKTHAL: Lo! those who disbelieve and turn from the way of Allah and then
die disbelievers, Allah surely will not pardon them.

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PICKTHAL: So do not falter and cry out for peace when ye (will be) the
uppermost, and Allah is with you, and He will not grudge (the reward of)
your actions.

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PICKTHAL: The life of the world is but a sport and a pastime. And if ye
believe and ward off (evil). He will give you your wages, and will not ask
of you your wordly wealth.

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PICKTHAL: If He should ask it of you and importune you, ye would hoard it,
and He would bring to light your (secret) hates.

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PICKTHAL: Lo! ye are those who are called to spend in the way of Allah, yet
among you there are some who hoard. And as for him who hoardeth, he
hoardeth only from his soul. And Allah is the Rich, and ye are the poor.
And if ye turn away He will exchange you for some other folk, and they will
not be the likes of you.

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