In the name of Allah, the
Beneficent, the Merciful.
[33.1] O Prophet! be
careful of (your duty to) Allah and do not comply with (the
wishes of) the unbelievers and the hypocrites; surely Allah is
[33.2] And follow what is revealed to you from your Lord;
surely Allah is Aware of what you do;
[33.3] And rely on Allah; and Allah is sufficient for a
[33.4] Allah has not made for any man two hearts within
him; nor has He made your wives whose backs you liken to the
backs of your mothers as your mothers, nor has He made those
whom you assert to be your sons your real sons; these are the
words of your mouths; and Allah speaks the truth and He guides
to the way.
[33.5] Assert their relationship to their fathers; this
is more equitable with Allah; but if you do not know their
fathers, then they are your brethren in faith and your friends;
and there is no blame on you concerning that in which you made a
mistake, but (concerning) that which your hearts do purposely
(blame may rest on you), and Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.
[33.6] The Prophet has a greater claim on the faithful
than they have on themselves, and his wives are (as) their
mothers; and the possessors of relationship have the better
claim in the ordinance of Allah to inheritance, one with respect
to another, than (other) believers, and (than) those who have
fled (their homes), except that you do some good to your
friends; this is written in the Book.
[33.7] And when We made a covenant with the prophets and
with you, and with Nuh and Ibrahim and Musa and Isa, son of
Marium, and We made with them a strong covenant
[33.8] That He may question the truthful of their truth,
and He has prepared for the unbelievers a painful punishment.
[33.9] O you who believe! call to mind the favor of Allah
to you when there came down upon you hosts, so We sent against
them a strong wind and hosts, that you saw not, and Allah is
Seeing what you do.
[33.10] When they came upon you from above you and from
below you, and when the eyes turned dull, and the hearts rose up
to the throats, and you began to think diverse thoughts of
[33.11] There the believers were tried and they were
shaken with severe shaking.
[33.12] And when the hypocrites and those in whose hearts
was a disease began to say: Allah and His Apostle did not
promise us (victory) but only to deceive.
[33.13] And when a party of them said: O people of Yasrib!
there IS no place to stand for you (here), therefore go back;
and a party of them asked permission of the prophet, saying.
Surely our houses are exposed; and they were not exposed; they
only desired to fly away.
[33.14] And if an entry were made upon them from the
outlying parts of it, then they were asked to wage war, they
would certainly have done it, and they would not have stayed in
it but a little while.
[33.15] And certainly they had made a covenant with Allah
before, that) they would not turn (their) backs; and Allah's
covenant shall be inquired of.
[33.16] Say: Flight shall not do you any good if you fly
from death or slaughter, and in that case you will not be
allowed to enjoy yourselves but a little.
[33.17] Say: Who is it that can withhold you from Allah
if He intends to do you evil, rather He intends to show you
mercy? And they will not find for themselves besides Allah any
guardian or a helper.
[33.18] Allah knows indeed those among you who hinder
others and those who say to their brethren: Come to us; and they
come not to the fight but a little,
[33.19] Being niggardly with respect to you; but when
fear comes, you will see them looking to you, their eyes rolling
like one swooning because of death; but when the fear is gone
they smite you with sharp tongues, being niggardly of the good
things. These have not believed, therefore Allah has made.their
doing naught; and this is easy to Allah.
[33.20] They think the allies are not gone, and if the
allies should come (again) they would fain be in the deserts
with the desert Arabs asking for news about you, and if they
were among you they would not fight save a little.
[33.21] Certainly you have in the Apostle of Allah an
excellent exemplar for him who hopes in Allah and the latter day
and remembers Allah much.
[33.22] And when the believers saw the allies, they said:
This is what Allah and His Apostle promised us, and Allah and
His Apostle spoke the truth; and it only increased them in faith
[33.23] Of the believers are men who are true to the
covenant which they made with Allah: so of them is he who
accomplished his vow, and of them is he who yet waits, and they
have not changed in the least
[33.24] That Allah may reward the truthful for their
truth, and punish the hypocrites if He please or turn to them
(mercifully); surely Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.
[33.25] And Allah turned back the unbelievers in their
rage; they did not obtain any advantage, and Allah sufficed the
believers in fighting; and Allah is Strong, Mighty.
[33.26] And He drove down those of the followers of the
Book who backed them from their fortresses and He cast awe into
their hearts; some you killed and you took captive another part.
[33.27] And He made you heirs to their land and their
dwellings and their property, and (to) a land which you have not
yet trodden, and Allah has power over all things.
[33.28] O Prophet! say to your wives: If you desire this
world's life and its adornment, then come, I will give you a
provision and allow you to depart a goodly departing
[33.29] And if you desire Allah and His Apostle and the
latter abode, then surely Allah has prepared for the doers of
good among you a mighty reward.
[33.30] O wives of the prophet! whoever of you commits an
open indecency, the punishment shall be increased to her doubly;
and this IS easy to Allah.
[33.31] And whoever of you is obedient to Allah and His
Apostle and does good, We will give to her her reward doubly,
and We have prepared for her an honorable sustenance.
[33.32] O wives of the Prophet! you are not like any
other of the women; If you will be on your guard, then be not
soft in (your) speech, lest he in whose heart is a disease
yearn; and speak a good word.
[33.33] And stay in your houses and do not display your
finery like the displaying of the ignorance of yore; and keep up
prayer, and pay the poor-rate, and obey Allah and His Apostle.
Allah only desires to keep away the uncleanness from you, O
people of the House! and to purify you a (thorough) purifying.
[33.34] And keep to mind what is recited in your houses
of the communications of Allah and the wisdom; surely Allah is
Knower of subtleties, Aware.
[33.35] Surely the men who submit and the women who
submit, and the believing men and the believing women, and the
obeying men and the obeying women, and the truthful men and the
truthful women, and the patient men and the patient women and
the humble men and the humble women, and the almsgiving men and
the almsgiving women, and the fasting men and the fasting women,
and the men who guard their private parts and the women who
guard, and the men who remember Allah much and the women who
remember-- Allah has prepared for them forgiveness and a mighty
[33.36] And it behoves not a believing man and a
believing woman that they should have any choice in their matter
when Allah and His Apostle have decided a matter; and whoever
disobeys Allah and His Apostle, he surely strays off a manifest
[33.37] And when you said to him to whom Allah had shown
favor and to whom you had shown a favor: Keep your wife to
yourself and be careful of (your duty to) Allah; and you
concealed in your soul what Allah would bring to light, and you
feared men, and Allah had a greater right that you should fear
Him. But when Zaid had accomplished his want of her, We gave her
to you as a wife, so that there should be no difficulty for the
believers in respect of the wives of their adopted sons, when
they have accomplished their want of them; and Allah's command
shall be performed.
[33.38] There is no harm in the Prophet doing that which
Allah has ordained for him; such has been the course of Allah
with respect to those who have gone before; and the command of
Allah is a decree that is made absolute:
[33.39] Those who deliver the messages of Allah and fear
Him, and do not fear any one but Allah; and Allah is sufficient
to take account.
[33.40] Muhammad is not the father of any of your men,
but he is the Apostle of Allah and the Last of the prophets; and
Allah is cognizant of all things.
[33.41] O you who believe! remember Allah, remembering
[33.42] And glorify Him morning and evening.
[33.43] He it is Who sends His blessings on you, and (so
do) His angels, that He may bring you forth out of utter
darkness into the light; and He is Merciful to the believers.
[33.44] Their salutation on the day that they meet Him
shall be, Peace, and He has prepared for them an honourable
[33.45] O Prophet! surely We have sent you as a witness,
and as a bearer of good news and as a warner,
[33.46] And as one inviting to Allah by His permission,
and as a light-giving torch.
[33.47] And give to the believers the good news that they
shall have a great grace from Allah.
[33.48] And be not compliant to the unbelievers and the
hypocrites, and leave unregarded their annoying talk, and rely
on Allah; and Allah is sufficient as a Protector.
[33.49] O you who believe! when you marry the believing
women, then divorce them before you touch them, you have in
their case no term which you should reckon; so make some
provision for them and send them forth a goodly sending forth.
[33.50] O Prophet! surely We have made lawful to you your
wives whom you have given their dowries, and those whom your
right hand possesses out of those whom Allah has given to you as
prisoners of war, and the daughters of your paternal uncles and
the daughters of your paternal aunts, and the daughters of your
maternal uncles and the daughters of your maternal aunts who
fled with you; and a believing woman if she gave herself to the
Prophet, if the Prophet desired to marry her-- specially for
you, not for the (rest of) believers; We know what We have
ordained for them concerning their wives and those whom their
right hands possess in order that no blame may attach to you;
and Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.
[33.51] You may put off whom you please of them, and you
may take to you whom you please, and whom you desire of those
whom you had separated provisionally; no blame attaches to you;
this is most proper, so that their eyes may be cool and they may
not grieve, and that they should be pleased, all of them with
what you give them, and Allah knows what is in your hearts; and
Allah is Knowing, Forbearing.
[33.52] It is not allowed to you to take women
afterwards, nor that you should change them for other wives,
though their beauty be pleasing to you, except what your right
hand possesses and Allah is Watchful over all things.
[33.53] O you who believe! do not enter the houses of the
Prophet unless permission is given to you for a meal, not
waiting for its cooking being finished-- but when you are
invited, enter, and when you have taken the food, then
disperse-- not seeking to listen to talk; surely this gives the
Prophet trouble, but he forbears from you, and Allah does not
forbear from the truth And when you ask of them any goods, ask
of them from behind a curtain; this is purer for your hearts and
(for) their hearts; and it does not behove you that you should
give trouble to the Apostle of Allah, nor that you should marry
his wives after him ever; surely this is grievous in the sight
[33.54] If you do a thing openly or do it in secret, then
surely Allah is Cognizant of all things.
[33.55] There is no blame on them in respect of their
fathers, nor their brothers, nor their brothers' sons, nor their
sisters' sons nor their own women, nor of what their right hands
possess; and be careful of (your duty to) Allah; surely Allah is
a witness of all things.
[33.56] Surely Allah and His angels bless the Prophet; O
you who believe! call for (Divine) blessings on him and salute
him with a (becoming) salutation.
[33.57] Surely (as for) those who speak evil things of
Allah and His Apostle, Allah has cursed them in this world and
the here after, and He has prepared for them a chastisement
[33.58] And those who speak evil things of the believing
men and the believing women without their having earned (it),
they are guilty indeed of a false accusation and a manifest sin.
[33.59] O Prophet! say to your wives and your daughters
and the women of the believers that they let down upon them
their over-garments; this will be more proper, that they may be
known, and thus they will not be given trouble; and Allah is
[33.60] If the hypocrites and those in whose hearts is a
disease and the agitators in the city do not desist, We shall
most certainly set you over them, then they shall not be your
neighbors in it but for a little while;
[33.61] Cursed: wherever they are found they shall be
seized and murdered, a (horrible) murdering.
[33.62] (Such has been) the course of Allah with respect
to those who have gone before; and you shall not find any change
in the course of Allah.
[33.63] Men ask you about the hour; say: The knowledge of
it is only with Allah, and what will make you comprehend that
the : hour may be nigh.
[33.64] Surely Allah has cursed the unbelievers and has
prepared for them a burning fire,
[33.65] To abide therein for a long time; they shall not
find a protector or a helper.
[33.66] On the day when their faces shall be turned back
into the fire, they shall say: O would that we had obeyed Allah
and obeyed the Apostle!
[33.67] And they shall say: O our Lord! surely we obeyed
our leaders and our great men, so they led us astray from the
[33.68] O our Lord! give them a double punishment and
curse them with a great curse.
[33.69] O you who believe! be not like those who spoke
evil things of Musa, but Allah cleared him of what they said,
and he was worthy of regard with Allah.
[33.70] O you who believe! be careful of(your duty to)
Allah and speak the right word,
[33.71] He will put your deeds into a right state for
you, and forgive you your faults; and whoever obeys Allah and
His Apostle, he indeed achieves a mighty success.
[33.72] Surely We offered the trust to the heavens and
the earth and the mountains, but they refused to be unfaithful
to it and feared from it, and man has turned unfaithful to it;
surely he is unjust, ignorant;
[33.73] So Allah will chastise the hypocritical men and
the hypocritical women and the polytheistic men and the
polytheistic women, and Allah will turn (mercifully) to the
believing women, and Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.