Hamid S. Aziz - Sura: 59. Al-Hashr - The Banishment

  1. Whatever is in the heavens and whatever is in the earth declares the glory of Allah, and He is the Mighty, the Wise.

  2. He it is Who caused those of the followers of the Book who disbelieved to go forth from their homes at the first exile. You did not think that they would go forth, while they were certain that their fortresses would defend them against Allah; but Allah came to them whence they did not expect, and cast terror into their heart. They demolished their houses with their own hands and the hands of the believers; therefore take a lesson, O you who have eyes!

  3. And had it not been that Allah had decreed for them the exile, He would certainly have punished them in this world, and in the Hereafter they shall have chastisement of the Fire.

  4. That is because they acted in opposition to Allah and His Messenger, and whoever acts in opposition to Allah, then surely Allah is severe in retribution.

  5. Whatever palm-tree you cut down or leave standing upon its roots, It is by Allah´s command, and that He may abase (or confound) the transgressors.

  6. And whatever Allah bestowed (as advantage or booty) on His Messenger from them, you did not press forward against it any horse or riding camel but Allah gives authority to His Messengers against whom He wills, and Allah has power over all things.

  7. Whatever Allah has bestowed (as advantage or booty) to His Messenger from the people of the towns, it is for Allah and for the Messenger, and for the near of kin and the orphans and the needy and the wayfarer, so that it may not be a thing taken by turns among the rich of you, and whatever the Messenger gives you, accept it, and from whatever he forbids you, keep back, and be careful of your duty to Allah; surely Allah is severe in retribution.:

  8. It is for the poor who fled their homes and their possessions, seeking the grace of Allah and His good pleasure, and assisting Allah and His Apostle: these it is that are the sincere.

  9. And those, who had homes in the city (Madina) and in the faith before them, love those who have fled to them, and do not find in their heart a need of what they are given, and give them (the fugitives) preference before themselves, though poverty may afflict them. Whoever is preserved from the avarice of his own soul, these it is that are the successful ones.

  10. And those who came after them say, "Our Lord! Forgive us and those of our brethren who preceded us in the faith, and leave not in our heart any spite (or rancour) towards those who believe. Our Lord! Surely you are Kind, Merciful."

  11. Have you not seen those who have become hypocrites? They say to those of their brethren who disbelieve from among the followers of the Book (the Jews), "If you are driven forth, we shall certainly go forth with you, and we will never obey any one against you, and if you are attacked, we will certainly help you." Allah bears witness that they are most surely liars.

  12. Certainly, if these are driven forth, they will not go forth with them, and if they are fought against, they will not help them; and even if they help-them, they will certainly turn their backs, then they shall not be helped.

  13. Truly, You are a greater source of terror than Allah in their heart (or you are greater than them because of the terror in their heart sent by Allah); that is because they are a people who do not understand

  14. They will not fight against you in a body save in fortified towns or from behind walls; strong is the conflict among themselves. You may think them one body, but their heart are divided; that is because they are a people devoid of sense.

  15. Like those who preceded them lately, they tasted the evil result of their affair, and theirs is a painful punishment.

  16. They are like the devil when he says to man, "Disbelieve." But when he disbelieves, he says, "I am surely free of you; surely I fear Allah, the Lord of the worlds."

  17. Therefore the end of them both is that they are in the Fire to abide therein, and that is the reward of the wrongdoers.

  18. O you who believe! Fear (or be careful of your duty to) Allah, and let every soul consider what it has sent on for the morrow, and fear (or be careful of your duty to) Allah; surely Allah is Aware of what you do.

  19. And be not like those who forgot (or forsook Allah), so He made them forget (or forsake) their own souls: these it is that are the transgressors.

  20. Not alike are the inmates of the Fire and the dwellers of the Garden: the dwellers of the Garden are they that are the successful (or achievers or victorious).

  21. Had We sent down this Quran on a mountain, you would certainly have seen it falling down (humbled), splitting asunder because of the fear of Allah, and We set forth these parables to men that they may reflect.

  22. He is Allah besides Whom there is no God; the Knower of the unseen and the seen; He is the Beneficent, the Merciful

  23. He is Allah, besides Whom there is no God; the Sovereign King, the Holy, the Giver of Peace (Satisfaction and Perfection), the Keeper of Faith, The Guardian (or Preserver of Security), the Majestic (or Exalted in Might), the Compeller (or Irresistible), the Superb. Glory be to Allah above all that they set up (with Him).

  24. He is Allah the Creator, the Originator (or Maker out of naught), the Fashioner; His are the Most Beautiful Names; whatever is in the heavens and the earth declares His glory; and He is the Mighty, the Wise.


Sura 58Sura 60