Surah 5. Surah al Maa-e-da

Surah 5. Surah al Maa-e-da

Bismillah ir Rahman ir Raheem
In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful

  1. O you who have certainty of faith!
    Fulfill your contracts!
    Permitted to you (for food) are four-footed grazing animals
    Except what will be described to you.
    Do not consider hunted animals permissible when you are in a state of Ehram.
    Indeed, Allah directs you as He will.
  2. O you who have certainty of faith!
    Do not make permissible (what) the Signs of Allah (have forbidden)
    And not the forbidden months
    And not the animals earmarked by oath (as sacrifice at the Noble Sanctuary)
    And not the animals which have a tag around their neck
    And not the animals headed for the Noble Sanctuary;
    They bring you blessings from Allah and His pleasure.
    And when you have taken off the Ihram, you may hunt.
    And, let not the enmity of a people
    Who used to prevent you from visiting the Sanctified Mosque (in Mecca)
    (cause you to) veer from justice.
    Cooperate with each other in cultivating societal virtue
    And (individual) Allah-consciousness.
    And do not assist each other in wrong doing or injustice.
    And be conscious of Allah.
    Indeed, Allah is intense in His retribution!
  3. Forbidden to you is what is dead, and blood, and the meat of swine,
    And that on which is taken a name other than Allah,
    And what is killed by throttling,
    And what is killed by a blow,
    And what is killed from falling down, or gored (to death),
    And what is eaten by carrion.
    Except what you have slaughtered properly –
    And what has been slaughtered in places of idol worship
    Or what you have arrayed for yourselves through arrows;
    That is wrong.
    This day the disbelievers have given up on your faith;
    Therefore do not fear them but fear me.
    This day have I completed for you your deen (moral code),
    Completed My blessings upon you
    And have with supreme satisfaction bestowed upon you
    The faith of Islam (Divine surrender).
    Then, if one is compelled by hunger with no predisposition towards error
    (to consume what is ordinarily forbidden),
    indeed Allah is the Forgiver, the Merciful.
  4. They ask you what is permissible for them.
    Say: “Permissible to them is what is wholesome.
    And you can eat from what is caught for you by hunting animals
    Who you have trained as Allah has directed you.
    And take the Name of Allah upon it and be Allah-conscious.”
    Lo! Allah is swift in His reckoning.
  5. This day are permitted to you what is wholesome;
    And permitted to you is the food of the people of the Book
    And your food is permissible to them;
    And the virtuous women who have certainty of faith;
    And the virtuous women from among the people of the Book before your times,
    Once you have paid them their marriage gift with the intention of marrying them
    And not with the intention of mere pleasure or having a secret affair.
    And whoever moves away from belief into unbelief has wasted his works
    And he will be among the lost ones in the hereafter.
  6. O you who have certainty of faith!
    When you establish prayer, wash your faces and your hands up to your elbows,
    And perform masah (gently pass wet hands over your head and ears),
    And your feet up to your ankles.
    And if you are unclean, then clean yourselves;
    And if you are sick or traveling
    Or if one of you returns from answering nature’s call
    Or from conjugal relations with women, and if you do not find water,
    Then do tayammum with clean earth,
    Rubbing your faces and your hands with it.
    Allah does not desire any difficulty for you
    But desires to make you pure
    And to complete His favors upon you so that you are thankful.
  7. And remember the blessings of Allah upon you
    And your covenant with Him when you said: “We hear and we obey”.
    And be conscious of Allah.
    Lo! Allah knows the very essence of hearts!
  8. O you who have certainty of faith!
    Be among those who stand up for justice as witnesses before Allah
    And let not the enmity of any people take you away from justice.
    Be just! That is closer to Allah-consciousness.
    And be mindful of Allah.
    Lo! Allah is well aware of what you do.
  9. It is the promise of Allah for those who have the certainty of faith
    And engage in righteous action
    That there is forgiveness for them and a great reward.
  10. And those who reject and make a lie of Our Signs,
    They are the companions of the blazing Fire.
  11. O you who have certainty of faith!
    Remember the blessings of Allah upon you;
    When a group of people was determined to raise its arms against you,
    Their arms were prevented from (striking) you.
    Be conscious of Allah.
    Lo! Those who have certainty of faith trust in Allah.
  12. And behold! Allah took a covenant from the children of Israel
    And we appointed twelve leaders from among them
    And Allah said: “Behold! I am with you.
    If you establish prayer, give the poor due and believe in My Messengers
    And give a beautiful loan to Allah
    Then, of a certainty, I will erase your sins and admit you to the Gardens of Bliss
    Beneath which flow streams (of Divine grace).
    Then, whoever among you hides the Truth after that
    Is truly lost from the right path.”
  13. Then, because they violated their covenant,
    We condemned them and hardened their hearts.
    They twist the Word from its context
    And they forget a great portion of what was rehearsed to them.
    And be informed of their perfidy except from a few.
    Even so, forgive them and overlook (their shortcomings).
    Indeed, Allah loves those who are excellent (in forgiveness).
  14. And from those who claim, “We are indeed Christians”, We took a covenant.
    Then they forgot a large portion of what We rehearsed to them.
    As a result, We put disputes between them
    And jealousy till the Day of Judgment,
    And soon will Allah make clear to them what they were doing.
  15. O people of the Book! There has come to you a Messenger
    Revealing much from what you used to hide from the Book
    and overlooking many (of your shortcomings).
    Behold! There has come to you a Light from Allah and a Book illuminated.
  16. With it Allah guides one who serves
    For the sake of His pleasure to the path of (inner) peace,
    (And) by His command takes him from darkness upon darkness into Light,
    And guides him towards the straight path.
  17. Behold! They cover up the Truth who say:
    “Indeed Allah is he, the Messiah, son of Mary”.
    Say: “ Does anyone have the least authority before Allah,
    If He so wills it and He takes the life of the Messiah, the son of Mary and his mother
    And (destroys) everything that is on earth?”
    Lo! To Allah belongs the sovereignty of the heavens and the earth
    And what is in between.
    He creates what He wills.
    Indeed, Allah has power over all things.
  18. And the Jews and the Christians say:
    “We are children of Allah and are His loved ones.”
    Say: “Then why does He punish you for your sins?”
    No! You are but human like other creation.
    He forgives who He will and punishes who He will
    And with Allah is the sovereignty of the heavens and the earth
    And what is in between
    And to Him is the return.
  19. O people of the Book! There has come to you Our Messenger,
    Making things clear to you after a break in the chain of Messengers,
    So that you may not say:
    “There did not come to us (a Messenger) giving us the good news (of Allah’s favors)
    And warning us (of Allah’s wrath).”
    So, behold! There has come to you (a Messenger)
    Giving you glad tidings and warning you.
    Lo! Allah is the (Owner of) Power over all things
  20. And when Moses said to his people:
    “O my people! Remember the blessings of Allah upon you
    When He brought forth from you Prophets
    And gave you the dominion
    And bestowed on you what was not bestowed upon anyone in all the worlds.”
  21. “O my people! Enter this sanctified land that has been given to you by Allah
    And do not turn on your backs,
    Or else you will be among the lost ones.”
  22. They said: “O Moses! Indeed, in this (land) are a people who are mighty,
    And indeed we will not enter it until they have vacated it,
    And if they vacate it we will certainly enter it.”
  23. From among the (people) who were afraid,
    We inspired two of the men upon whom was the favor of Allah:
    “Attack them at the gates, and when you break through, you shall triumph.
    And trust Allah if you have certainty of faith.”
  24. They said: “O Moses! We will never enter therein as long as they (the enemy) are in it.
    So, you and your Rabb go in and fight. We will wait here.”
  25. (Moses) said: “O my Sustainer! I have no authority except on myself and on my brother.
    So, sort us out from those who break their covenants.”
  26. Said (the Rabb): “In that case, it (the land) is forbidden for them for forty years
    (And) they shall wander through the earth.
    Therefore, grieve not for a people who break their covenants.”
  27. Relate to them the story of the two sons of Adam in truth:
    “When the two of them presented their sacrifice,
    Only one was accepted and the other was not.”
    (One of them) said: “I will kill you!”
    Said (the other): “Indeed, Allah accepts (an offering) from only those
    Who are conscious of Him (who love Him and serve Him).”
  28. “So if you raise your hand to kill me,
    I will not raise my hand to kill you.
    Indeed, I fear Allah, the Lord of all the worlds.”
  29. “Indeed, I wish you take on my sins and your own sins,
    Then you will be among the companions of the Fire,
    And that is the recompense for transgressors.”
  30. So (the dark side of) his ego convinced him to kill his brother,
    And he killed him, and became one of the lost ones.
  31. Then Allah sent a crow to scratch on the ground
    So that it might show him how to hide the body of his brother.
    He cried out: “Woe is to me! I was not even like this crow
    So that I could hide the body of my brother!”
    And he became remorseful.
  32. Consequently, We revealed to the children of Israel:
    “Whoever kills a person – not as retribution for killing a person –
    Or fosters division and rancor on earth is as if he has killed the entire human race.
    And whoever saves the life of a person is as if he has kept alive the entire human race.”
    And indeed there came to them Messengers from Us with clear Signs.
    Even so, most among them commit excess on earth (and engage in slaughter).
  33. Indeed, (the recompense for) those who wage war on Allah and his Messenger
    And are actively engaged in causing tumult on earth
    Is not but that they are killed or crucified
    Or lose their hand on one side and a foot on the other
    Or expelled from the land.
    Such is their disgrace in this world and upon them is a great punishment in the hereafter.
  34. Except such as those who repent before you overcome them.
    Then know that Allah is indeed the Forgiver, the Merciful.
  35. O you who have the certainty of faith!
    Be conscious of Allah and search for a way towards Him,
    And struggle in the path of Allah so that you may attain felicity.
  36. Indeed, as for those who reject the Truth,
    Even if all that is on earth
    And a similar amount added to it is offered as ransom on the Judgment Day,
    It shall not be accepted from them and upon them shall be a painful punishment.
  37. They will desire to escape from the Fire
    But for them there shall be no escape – upon them shall be an abiding punishment.
  38. And the man who is a thief, and the woman who is a thief –
    In consequence whereof, (after due process) cut off the means of their theft –
    A recompense for what they have earned –
    (An ordinance) from Allah to eradicate (the evil of thievery).
    Lo! Allah is the Mighty, the Wise.(please see notes at the end of the Surah),
  39. But whoever repents for his wrongful actions and seeks to rehabilitate himself, indeed Allah will accept his repentance. Lo! Allah is the Forgiver, the Merciful.
  40. Do you not know that to Allah alone belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth?
    He punishes whom He will and forgives whom He will.
    Lo! Allah is the (Owner of) Power over all things!
  41. O Messenger! Do not be saddened because of those who hasten towards unbelief–
    Those who say with their mouths, “We believe”,
    but there is no conviction of faith in their hearts.
    And among the Jews are those who eavesdrop to (support a) lie
    And they spy for a people who do not present themselves to you.
    They change the words from their context and they say:
    “ If it is given to you then accept it and if it is not given to you then avoid it.”
    He who is led into turmoil by the will of Allah,
    You will not have the least authority before Allah (to change).
    For such as these whose hearts Allah did not desire to purify,
    There is dishonor in this world and a great punishment in the hereafter.
  42. The eavesdroppers lie and consume what is forbidden.
    But if they come to you (with a dispute),
    Decide between them or turn away from them.
    And if you turn away from them, not the least harm can they do to you.
    And if you decide between them, then decide with justice.
    Indeed, Allah loves those whose decision is just.
  43. And how can they make you a judge when the Torah is with them
    In which there are commandments of Allah
    But they turn away from it?
    Indeed, they are not among those who have certainty of faith.
  44. Lo! We sent down the Torah in which was Guidance and the Light.
    The prophets who had surrendered (to Allah) judged by it for the Jews.
    So did the rabbis and the scholars
    Who were charged with safekeeping the Book of Allah
    and they were witness for (its safekeeping).
    Therefore, do not fear (other) people but fear Me
    And do not sell My Signs for a small price;
    And whoever does not judge in accordance with what Allah has revealed,
    it is they who reject the truth.
  45. And We prescribed for them a life for a life,
    An eye for an eye, a nose for a nose, an ear for an ear and a tooth for a tooth
    And retribution for wounds.
    But whoever forgives the retribution has a reward because of it
    (Will have his sins concealed because of this act),
    And whoever does not judge in accordance with what Allah has revealed,
    Then it is they who are the transgressors.
  46. And We sent in their footsteps Jesus, son of Mary,
    Confirming what they already had from the Torah,
    And We sent down the Gospel in which there was Guidance and the Light,
    And in which there was confirmation of the Torah which they already had,
    And Guidance and Admonition for those who were Allah-conscious.
  47. Let the people of the Gospel decide in accordance with what Allah has revealed in it.
    And those who do not judge in accordance with what Allah has revealed
    Are among those who break their covenant (with Allah).
  48. And We send down the Book upon you in Truth
    Confirming what was in the Book earlier and to be a sentinel over it.
    So decide between them in accordance with what Allah has revealed
    And follow not their desires after the Truth has arrived for you.
    To every (people) have We prescribed a Divine code and a path (to Divine presence).
    Indeed, if Allah so willed it, He would certainly have made you a single (spiritual) community
    But (He made you different) so as to test you with what He has bestowed upon you.
    Therefore, be diligent in doing what is good.
    To Allah is the return of all
    And He will then clarify what it was that you disagreed about.
  49. And when you decide between them
    (Then decide) according to what Allah has revealed,
    And follow not their desires,
    And beware so they may not deceive you away from what Allah has sent you.
    Then if they turn away,
    Know that Allah but desires to recompense them for some of their wrong doings.
    Lo! Most among humankind are disobedient.
  50. Do they desire the justice of the days of ignorance?
    And what is better than the justice of Allah
    For a people who are content with the presence of Allah?
  51. O you who have certainty of faith!
    Do not make the Jews and the Christians your protectors.
    They are protectors, some of the others.
    And whoever turns to them is of them.
    Indeed, Allah does not guide a people who oppress!
  52. Observe those in whose hearts is a disease;
    They run after them (the disbelievers).
    They say: “We are afraid that a calamity will overtake us.”
    And soon will arrive an opening from Allah,
    Or a Command from Him,
    And they will regret what they hide in their souls.
  53. And those who have certainty of faith say:
    “Are these the people who used to swear by Allah,
    (And) swear by their souls, that they are with you?”
    Their deeds are in vain and they are the losers.
  54. O you who have certainty of faith!
    If anyone among you turns away from his deen
    Then soon Allah will bring forth a people who love Him and whom He loves,
    Who are humble with the believers and firm with the disbelievers,
    Who struggle in the path of Allah and are not afraid of an accusation or an accuser.
    That is the Grace that He bestows on whom He will.
    Lo! Allah is the Infinite, the Knower!
  55. Indeed, no protector do you have except Allah and His Messenger
    and among those who have certainty of faith and establish prayer and give the poor due
    and are among those who bow down (in surrender).
  56. And those who turn towards Allah and his Messenger and the believers –
    they are the ones who side with Allah and they shall prevail.
  57. O you who have certainty of faith!
    Do not take as your protectors the people of the Book from earlier times
    Who take your deen as a joke and play, or the disbelievers.
    And be Allah-conscious if you have certainty of faith.
  58. And when you call for prayer, they take it as a joke and a play.
    That is because they are a people without sense.
  59. Say: “O people of the Book! Do you blame us because we believe in Allah
    And what is revealed to us and what was revealed before us?
    Indeed, most among you are rebellious.”
  60. Say: “Shall I tell you about one who receives a worse recompense from Allah than that?
    It is the one rejected by Allah and upon whom is His ire;
    Some among them He causes to act like monkeys and swine and (become) slaves of the devil.”
    It is they who are at the most despicable station
    And (it is they who) are lost from the right path.
  61. When they visit you, they say: “We believe!”
    Indeed, they come to you as disbelievers and indeed they depart with disbelief.
    Lo! Allah knows what they conceal!
  62. And you see many among them hasten towards sin and oppression
    And they consume what is forbidden.
    Verily, what they do is reprehensible!
  63. Why do the rabbis and the scholars not advise them
    Against the sinful things they say
    And (against) eating what are forbidden?
    What they fabricate is reprehensible.
  64. And the Jews say: “The hands of Allah are tied.”
    It is their hands that are tied and they are condemned for what they say.
    No! His (Allah’s) hands are wide open.
    See how He gives out as He wills!
    And what has come down to you from your Rabb
    Will only elicit rebellion and rejection from most of them.
    And We have placed enmity and jealousy between them till the Day of Judgment.
    Whenever they light the fires of conflict, Allah extinguishes them.
    And they strive to incite strife on earth.
    Lo! Allah does not love the strife mongers.
  65. And if the people of the Book were to believe and be Allah-conscious,
    We would have covered up their wrongs
    And We would certainty admit them to the Gardens of Bliss.
  66. And if they were to maintain the Torah and the Gospel
    And what was revealed to them from their Rabb,
    They would find nourishment from above them and from under their feet
    (They would find blessings from the heavens and from the earth).
    Among them is a group on the right path
    but what many of them do is not right.
  67. O Messenger! Proclaim what has been revealed to you from your Rabb,
    For if you do not, you have not conveyed His Message.
    Indeed, Allah will protect you from (opposing) people.
    Lo! Allah does not guide a people who reject the Truth!
  68. Say: “O people of the Book!
    Your position has no basis unless you establish the Torah and the Gospel
    And what has been revealed to you from your Rabb.
    And it is what is revealed to you from your Rabb that makes them rebellious and disbelieving.
    However, do not be dismayed by a people who reject the Truth.
  69. Verily, those who have certainty of faith,
    And those who are Jews, and the Sabians, and the Christians,
    Those who believe in Allah and the Last Day and perform righteous deeds,
    upon them will be no fear and they shall not grieve.
  70. Behold! We took a covenant from the children of Israel and sent to them Messengers.
    Whenever there came to them a Messenger with what their egos did not like,
    Some of them they rejected and some they slaughtered.
  71. They reckoned that their mischief will cause them no harm,
    So they became blind and deaf,
    Then Allah forgave them,
    Then many of them became blind and deaf again.
    Lo! Allah sees what they do!
  72. Behold! They hide the Truth who say:
    “Indeed, Allah is the Messiah, son of Mary
    (When) the Messiah (himself) said: “O children of Israel:
    Worship Allah who is my Rabb as well as yours.”
    Indeed, whoever associates (the Messiah) with Allah,
    Allah precludes from the Garden, and his abode is the Fire.
    And those who transgress shall have no helpers.
  73. Behold! Those who conceal the Truth say: “Allah is the third of the three”.
    Lo! There is no god but the One God,
    And if they do not desist from what they say
    Then a painful punishment will surely reach those among them who reject the Truth.
  74. So, why do they not repent and ask forgiveness from Him?
    Lo! Allah is the Forgiver, the Merciful.
  75. The Messiah, son of Mary was but a Messenger like the Messengers
    Who passed away before him
    And his mother was a righteous lady.
    They both ate food.
    Witness how we explain to them (the disbelievers) our Signs
    And then witness how they walk away, looking down
    (how they behave so that the Truth is hidden from them).
  76. Say: “Do you worship other than Allah
    any who has no authority over you for your loss or gain?
    Lo! Allah is He, the Hearer, the Knower.”
  77. Say: “O people of the Book!
    Do not commit excess in your deen in violation of the Truth
    And do not follow the desires of a people who went astray before you
    And who led astray countless (people)
    And who wandered off from the right path.”
  78. Those from the children of Israel who rejected the Truth
    Were condemned by David and Jesus, son of Mary.
    That (happened) because they disobeyed (Allah) and they exceeded the limits.
  79. They did not prevent (one another) from doing what was forbidden.
    How awful was what they were doing!
  80. You see that a great many of them turn to the disbelievers.
    How awful is what they send ahead (for the hereafter) for their own souls
    So the wrath of Allah is upon them as is His punishment,
    Therein they will dwell forever.
  81. If they had certainty of faith in Allah and His Messenger
    And in what has been revealed to you,
    They would not have chosen them (the disbelievers) as their protectors.
    But most among them are rebellious.
  82. You will indeed find the Jews,
    And those who associate partners with Allah,
    The most intense in their enmity towards the believers
    And you will find closest in their love for the believers those who say: “We are Christians.”
    That is so because among them are scholars and monks and they are not arrogant.
  83. And when they hear what has been revealed to the Messenger,
    See how tears well up in their eyes.
    (It is) because they recognize that it is the Truth.
    They cry out: “Our Rabb! We believe (in this Revelation) with certainty.
    So, write us down as among those who have witnessed (the Truth).”
  84. “And what (would prevent) us from believing in Allah
    When there has come to us the Truth?
    And we hope that our Rabb will admit us among the people who are righteous.”
  85. So, Allah granted them what they asked for –
    Gardens below which flow streams (of Divine grace),
    To dwell therein forever.
    And that is the recompense for those who are excellent (in their deeds).
  86. Those who conceal and reject Our Signs,
    They are companions of Hell.
  87. O you who have certainty of faith!
    Do not forbid what is clean and pure which Allah has permitted for you
    And do not exceed the limits.
    Verily, Allah does not love those who are extreme!
  88. And eat from what Allah has provided for you
    That which is permitted and wholesome.
    And be aware of Allah in Whom you believe with certainty.
  89. Allah does not take you to task for the trivial in your oaths
    But He will take you to task for the oaths you took in earnest.
    Therefore, the expiation for (a broken oath) is feeding ten indigent people
    With what you ordinarily feed your own family
    Or clothe them, or free a slave.
    Then, whoever does not have the means, let him fast for three days;
    That is the expiation for your (broken) oaths.
    And keep your oaths.
    That is how Allah makes manifest to you His Signs so that you are thankful.
  90. O you who have certainty of faith!
    Drinking, gambling, idols and arrow betting are nothing but filthy and the works of Satan.
    Therefore, avoid them so that you attain felicity.
  91. Verily, Satan does not desire but to foster enmity and hatred between you
    Through drinking and gambling
    And to prevent you from remembering Allah
    And from (offering) prayers.
    Will you then not desist?
  92. And obey Allah and obey the Messenger, and take heed.
    Then, if you turn away (from Allah and the Messenger),
    Know that upon Our Messenger
    Is an obligation only to deliver (the Message) clearly (for all to hear).
  93. There is no (residual) sin upon those who have certainty of belief
    And perform righteous deeds
    For what they ate (in the past),
    After they become Allah-conscious
    And believe with conviction and perform righteous deeds,
    Again develop (further) Allah-consciousness and believe (with more certainty),
    Then again (develop a deeper) Allah-consciousness
    And (ascend the ladder of) excellence (in righteousness).
    Lo! Allah loves those who are excellent (in righteousness).
  94. O you who have certainty of faith!
    Allah has a small test for you with respect to what you hunt with your hands and your spears
    So that Allah may know who among you fears Allah in secret.
    Then, whoever exceeds the limits after that (command),
    For him there is a painful punishment.
  95. O you who have certainty of faith!
    Do not hunt when you are in a state of Ihram.
    And whoever kills (in a state of Ihram) intentionally,
    The recompense is similar to what he has killed.
    (It is to be paid in) domesticated animals
    As judged by two respectable judges among you
    And (is to be sent) as an offering to the Ka’ba;
    Or by way of expiation feed the indigent,
    Or observe equitable fasting so that he can taste the punishment for his action.
    Allah has forgiven what was done in earlier times.
    And if someone repeats (the error) then Allah will exact retribution.
    Lo! Allah is the Mighty, the Lord of Retribution.
  96. Permitted to you is what you hunt from the sea,
    The eating of which is beneficial to you,
    And to those who are on a journey.
    And forbidden to you is game on land when you are in a state of Ihram.
    Be aware of Allah before Whom you will be gathered together (on the Day of Judgment)!
  97. Allah has made the Ka’ba a house of worship (sanctuary) for humankind to stand (in prayer),
    And (He has prescribed) the forbidden months, and the sacrifice,
    And (created) the hoofed animals
    So that you understand that Allah is aware of what is in the heavens and on earth
    And that Allah is the Knower of all things (however large or small).
  98. Know that Allah is intense in His retribution
    And that Allah is the Forgiver, the Merciful.
  99. Upon the Messenger is no (obligation) except to deliver (the Message).
    Lo! Allah knows what you reveal and what you hide!
  100. Say: “Not equal are the impure and the pure
    Even if the enormity of what is impure fills you with wonderment.
    Therefore, be Allah conscious, O people of intellect, so that you may attain felicity.
  101. O you who have certainty of faith!
    Ask not about subjects which, if they are unveiled, may harm you.
    But if you seek clarification (through your inner heart) about them
    While the Quran is being revealed,
    (The meaning of what you seek) will be clear to you.
    Allah has forgiven you (for what is past).
    Lo! Allah is the Forgiver, the Forbearing.
  102. Indeed, some people before your time asked about them, then came to disbelieve in them.
  103. Allah has not delegated anyone as Baheera or Saeeba or Waseela or Haam.
    No! The disbelievers ascribe a lie to Allah (engage in tort)
    But most of them are without common sense.
  104. And when it is said to them:
    “Come towards what Allah has revealed and towards the Messenger”,
    They say: “Sufficient for us is what we found with our forefathers.”
    What? Even if their forefathers had no knowledge and received no (Divine) guidance?
  105. O you who have certainty of faith!
    Upon you are your own souls (you are responsible for your own souls).
    If you follow the guidance (from Allah), the one who is astray cannot harm you.
    Towards Allah is the return of us all.
    He will then show you what your deeds have wrought.
  106. O you who have certainty of faith!
    (Establish) witnesses between you.
    When death approaches any of you, take two impartial people from among you,
    Or two from among others if you are traveling in the land
    And the trial of death reaches you;
    Ask them to stay after prayer, and if you have doubts, ask them to swear by Allah:
    “We do not seek to sell this for a price even if it be for our relatives
    And we do not hide what is witnessed before Allah.
    In that case, we will indeed be among the wrong-doers.”
  107. Then, if it is discovered that both of them had committed perjury
    Then let two others whose inheritance is at stake take their place.
    Then, let them take the oath:
    “What we say as witness is more correct than (what they said in) their witness
    And we shall not violate justice; otherwise, we will indeed be among the transgressors.”
  108. That way it is more likely that their witnessing is in the right direction
    (It is more likely that the process of witnessing is correct),
    or else let them fear that they will be contradicted by an oath that is more trustworthy.
    Fear Allah and listen! Allah does not love a people who violate their oaths!
  109. The Day Allah will gather together the Messengers and will say to them:
    “What answer did you receive (to your message)?”
    They will say: “We have no knowledge (beyond what we know).
    Indeed, You are the Knower of all the realms that are beyond our perception
    (Indeed, You are the Knower of secrets within the very essence of secrets).”
  110. When Allah said: “O Jesus, son of Mary!
    Recall the favors I bestowed on you and on your mother;
    When I reinforced you with the Holy Spirit,
    You spoke to people from the cradle as you did when you had come of age;
    And, when I taught you the Book and the Wisdom and the Torah and the Gospel;
    And, when you made a bird from clay by My command
    You breathed into it and it became a live bird by My command;
    And, you cured those who were born blind and the lepers by My command;
    And you raised up the dead by My command;
    And, when I protected you from the children of Israel
    When you came to them with the Signs
    And the disbelievers among them said: “ this is nothing but manifest sorcery!”
  111. And (recall) when We infused into the (hearts of the) disciples:
    “Believe in Me and My Messenger”.
    They said: “We believe and we are indeed among those who surrender (their will to Allah)!”
  112. When the disciples said: “O Jesus, son of Mary!
    Will your Sustainer send down for us Manna from heaven?”
    He said: “Fear Allah if you are among those who have  certainty of faith.”
  113. They said: “We wish to eat from it and satisfy our hearts
    And know with certainty that you have given us the Truth and we become witnesses over it.”
  114. Jesus, son of Mary said:
    “Our Sustainer! Send down to us Manna from heaven
    So that we may rejoice the first and the last among us, as a Sign from You.
    And grant us sustenance! Indeed, You are the best of providers!”
  115. Allah said: “Indeed, I will send it down to you!
    Then, whoever among you rejects the Truth, I will punish him,
    The kind of punishment not meted out anywhere in all the worlds.”
  116. And when Allah said: “O Jesus, son of Mary!
    Did you tell humankind: “Take me and my mother as two gods besides Allah?”
    He said: “Glorified are You! It is not for me to say except what is the Truth.
    Had I said it, indeed You would have known it.
    You know what is in (the depths) of my soul and I do not know what is with You.
    Indeed, You are the Knower of all that is hidden
    (the secrets within the essence of secrets).”
  117. “I told them not except what You commanded me to,
    Namely, worship (and serve) my Rabb and your Rabb,
    And I was a witness over them as long as I was with them.
    Then when You lifted me up, You were the one close to them,
    And You are the Witness over all things.”
  118. “If You chastise them, they are (nonetheless) Your servants.
    And if you forgive them, then verily, You are the Mighty, the Wise!”
  119. Allah said: “This day the Truth shall benefit the truthful ones!
    For them are Gardens of bliss beneath which flow streams (of Divine grace),
    Therein they will dwell forever, Allah pleased with them and they pleased with Him.
    That is the supreme triumph!”
  120. To Allah belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth and what is in them,
    And He is the (Owner of) Power over all things.

Comment on Ayah 38: Most translations use “their hands” for “Aidee huma”. In modern times, there are thieves who steal millions, perhaps billions of dollars without ever using their hands, by means of computers and electronic products. Therefore, we have translated the term in its broadest sense as “means of thievery”. Such a translation also gives the maximum latitude to the jurist in disposing of cases of modern thievery, including the possibility of repentance and rehabilitation.