059 : Exile
Whatever is in the heavens and on earth, let it declare the
Praises and Glory of Allah: for He is the Exalted in Might, the Wise.
It is He Who got out the Unbelievers among the People of the
Book from their homes at the first gathering (of the forces). Little did ye
think that they would get out: And they thought that their fortresses would
defend them from Allah! But the (Wrath of) Allah came to them from quarters
from which they little expected (it), and cast terror into their hearts, so
that they destroyed their dwellings by their own hands and the hands of the
Believers, take warning, then, O ye with eyes (to see)!
And had it not been that Allah had decreed banishment for them,
He would certainly have punished them in this world: And in the Hereafter
they shall (certainly) have the Punishment of the Fire.
That is because they resisted Allah and His Messenger: and if any
one resists Allah, verily Allah is severe in Punishment.
Whether ye cut down (O ye Muslim!) The tender palm-trees, or
ye left them standing on their roots, it was by leave of Allah, and in order
that He might cover with shame the rebellious transgresses.
What Allah has bestowed on His Messenger (and taken away) from
them - for this ye made no expedition with either cavalry or camelry: but
Allah gives power to His messengers over any He pleases: and Allah has power over
What Allah has bestowed on His Messenger (and taken away) from the
people of the townships,- belongs to Allah,- to His Messenger and to kindred
and orphans, the needy and the wayfarer; In order that it may not (merely)
make a circuit between the wealthy among you. So take what the Messenger
assigns to you, and deny yourselves that which he withholds from you. And
fear Allah; for Allah is strict in Punishment.
(Some part is due) to the indigent Muhajirs, those who were
expelled from their homes and their property, while seeking Grace from Allah
and (His) Good Pleasure, and aiding Allah and His Messenger: such are indeed
the sincere ones:-
But those who before them, had homes (in Medina) and had
adopted the Faith,- show their affection to such as came to them for
refuge, and entertain no desire in their hearts for things given to the
(latter), but give them preference over themselves, even though poverty was
their (own lot). And those saved from the covetousness of their own souls,-
they are the ones that achieve prosperity.
And those who came after them say: "Our Lord! Forgive us, and
our brethren who came before us into the Faith, and leave not, in our
hearts, rancour (or sense of injury) against those who have believed. Our
Lord! Thou art indeed Full of Kindness, Most Merciful."
Hast thou not observed the Hypocrites say to their
misbelieving brethren among the People of the Book? - "If ye are expelled,
we too will go out with you, and we will never hearken to any one in your
affair; and if ye are attacked (in fight) we will help you". But Allah is
witness that they are indeed liars.
If they are expelled, never will they go out with them; and if
they are attacked (in fight), they will never help them; and if they do
help them, they will turn their backs; so they will receive no help.
Of a truth ye are stronger (than they) because of the terror
in their hearts, (sent) by Allah. This is because they are men devoid of
They will not fight you (even) together, except in fortified
townships, or from behind walls. Strong is their fighting (spirit) amongst
themselves: thou wouldst think they were united, but their hearts are
divided: that is because they are a people devoid of wisdom.
Like those who lately preceded them, they have tasted the evil
result of their conduct; and (in the Hereafter there is) for them a
(Their allies deceived them), like the Evil One, when he says
to man, "Deny Allah": but when (man) denies Allah, (the Evil One) says, "I am
free of thee: I do fear Allah, the Lord of the Worlds!"
The end of both will be that they will go into the Fire,
dwelling therein for ever. Such is the reward of the wrong-doers.
O ye who believe! Fear Allah, and let every soul look to what
(provision) He has sent forth for the morrow. Yea, fear Allah: for Allah is
well-acquainted with (all) that ye do.
And be ye not like those who forgot Allah; and He made them
forget their own souls! Such are the rebellious transgressors!
Not equal are the Companions of the Fire and the Companions of
the Garden: it is the Companions of the Garden, that will achieve
Had We sent down this Qur'an on a mountain, verily, thou
wouldst have seen it humble itself and cleave asunder for fear of Allah.
Such are the similitudes which We propound to men, that they may reflect.
Allah is He, than Whom there is no other god;- Who knows (all
things) both secret and open; He, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
Allah is He, than Whom there is no other god;- the Sovereign,
the Holy One, the Source of Peace (and Perfection), the Guardian of Faith,
the Preserver of Safety, the Exalted in Might, the Irresistible, the
Supreme: Glory to Allah! (High is He) above the partners they attribute to
He is Allah, the Creator, the Evolver, the Bestower of Forms (or
Colours). To Him belong the Most Beautiful Names: whatever is in the
heavens and on earth, doth declare His Praises and Glory: and He is the
Exalted in Might, the Wise.
059 : Exile