In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.
[49.1] O you who believe! be not forward in the presence of Allah and His
Apostle, and be careful of (your duty to) Allah; surely Allah is Hearing, Knowing.
[49.2] O you who believe! do not raise your voices above the voice of the
Prophet, and do not speak loud to him as you speak loud to one another, lest your
deeds became null while you do not perceive.
[49.3] Surely those who
lower their voices before Allah's Apostle are they whose hearts Allah has proved
for guarding (against evil); they shall have forgiveness and a great reward.
[49.4] (As for) those who call out to you from behind the private chambers,
surely most of them do not understand.
[49.5] And if they wait patiently
until you come out to them, it would certainly be better for them, and Allah is
[49.6] O you who believe! if an evil-doer comes
to you with a report, look carefully into it, lest you harm a people in ignorance,
then be sorry for what you have done.
[49.7] And know that among you
is Allah's Apostle; should he obey you in many a matter, you would surely fall
into distress, but Allah has endeared the faith to you and has made it seemly
in your hearts, and He has made hateful to you unbelief and transgression and
disobedience; these it is that are the followers of a right way.
By grace from Allah and as a favor; and Allah is Knowing, Wise.
And if two parties of the believers quarrel, make peace between them; but if one
of them acts wrongfully towards the other, fight that which acts wrongfully until
it returns to Allah's command; then if it returns, make peace between them with
justice and act equitably; surely Allah loves those who act equitably.
The believers are but brethren, therefore make peace between your brethren and
be careful of (your duty to) Allah that mercy may be had on you.
O you who believe! let not (one) people laugh at (another) people perchance they
may be better than they, nor let women (laugh) at (other) women, perchance they
may be better than they; and do not find fault with your own people nor call one
another by nicknames; evil is a bad name after faith, and whoever does not turn,
these it is that are the unjust.
[49.12] O you who believe! avoid most
of suspicion, for surely suspicion in some cases is a sin, and do not spy nor
let some of you backbite others. Does one of you like to eat the flesh of his
dead brother? But you abhor it; and be careful of (your duty to) Allah, surely
Allah is Oft-returning (to mercy), Merciful.
[49.13] O you men! surely
We have created you of a male and a female, and made you tribes and families that
you may know each other; surely the most honorable of you with Allah is the one
among you most careful (of his duty); surely Allah is Knowing, Aware.
The dwellers of the desert say: We believe. Say: You do not believe but say, We
submit; and faith has not yet entered into your hearts; and if you obey Allah
and His Apostle, He will not diminish aught of your deeds; surely Allah is Forgiving,
[49.15] The believers are only those who believe in Allah
and His Apostle then they doubt not and struggle hard with their wealth and their
lives in the way of Allah; they are the truthful ones.
Do you apprise Allah of your religion, and Allah knows what is in the heavens
and what is in the earth; and Allah is Cognizant of all things.
They think that they lay you under an obligation by becoming Muslims. Say: Lay
me not under obligation by your Islam: rather Allah lays you under an obligation
by guiding you to the faith if you are truthful.
[49.18] Surely Allah
knows the unseen things of the heavens and the earth; and Allah sees what you