In the name of Allah, the Gracious, the Merciful
1. We have granted you a conspicuous victory.
2. That Allah may forgive you your sin, past and to come, and complete His favors upon you, and guide you in a straight path.
3. And help you with an unwavering support.
4. It is He who sent down tranquility into the hearts of the believers, to add faith to their faith. To Allah belong the forces of the heav- ens and the earth. Allah is Knowing and Wise.
5. He will admit the believers, male and fe- male, into Gardens beneath which rivers flow, to abide therein forever, and He will re- mit their sins. That, with Allah, is a great tri- umph.
6. And He will punish the hypocrites, male and female, and the idolaters, male and fe- male, those who harbor evil thoughts about Allah. They are surrounded by evil; and Allah is angry with them, and has cursed them, and has prepared for them Hell—a miserable des- tination.
7. To Allah belong the troops of the heavens and the earth. Allah is Mighty and Wise.
8. We sent you as a witness, and a bearer of good news, and a warner.
9. That you may believe in Allah and His Mes- senger, and support Him, and honor Him, and praise Him morning and evening.
10. Those who pledge allegiance to you are pledging allegiance to Allah. The hand of Al- lah is over their hands. Whoever breaks his
pledge breaks it to his own loss. And whoever fulfills his covenant with Allah, He will grant him a great reward.
11. The Desert-Arabs who remained behind will say to you, “Our belongings and our fam- ilies have preoccupied us, so ask forgiveness for us.” They say with their tongues what is not in their hearts. Say, “Who can avail you anything against Allah, if He desires loss for you, or desires gain for you?” In fact, Allah is Informed of what you do.
12. But you thought that the Messenger and the believers will never return to their fami- lies, and this seemed fine to your hearts; and you harbored evil thoughts, and were uncivi- lized people.
13. He who does not believe in Allah and His Messenger—We have prepared for the disbe- lievers a Blazing Fire.
14. To Allah belongs the kingdom of the heav- ens and the earth. He forgives whomever He wills, and He punishes whomever He wills. Allah is Forgiving and Merciful.
15. Those who lagged behind will say when you depart to collect the gains, “Let us follow you.” They want to change the Word of Al- lah. Say, “You will not follow us; Allah has said so before.” Then they will say, “But you are jealous of us.” In fact, they understand only a little.
16. Say to the Desert-Arabs who lagged be- hind, “You will be called against a people of great might; you will fight them, unless they submit. If you obey, Allah will give you a fine reward. But if you turn away, as you turned away before, He will punish you with a pain- ful punishment.”
17. There is no blame on the blind, nor any blame on the lame, nor any blame on the sick. Whoever obeys Allah and His Messenger— He will admit him into gardens beneath which rivers flow; but whoever turns away— He will punish him with a painful punish- ment.
18. Allah was pleased with the believers, when they pledged allegiance to you under the tree. He knew what was in their hearts, and sent down serenity upon them, and rewarded them with an imminent conquest.
19. And abundant gains for them to capture. Allah is Mighty and Wise.
20. Allah has promised you abundant gains, which you will capture. He has expedited this for you, and has restrained people’s hands from you; that it may be a sign to the believ- ers, and that He may guide you on a straight path.
21. And other things, of which you were inca- pable, but Allah has encompassed them. Al- lah is Capable of everything.
22. If those who disbelieve had fought you, they would have turned back and fled, then found neither protector nor helper.
23. It is Allah’s pattern, ongoing since the past. You will never find any change in Allah’s pat- tern.
24. It is He who withheld their hands from you, and your hands from them, in the valley of Mecca, after giving you advantage over them. Allah is Observer of what you do.
25. It is they who disbelieved, and barred you from the Sacred Mosque, and prevented the offering from reaching its destination. Were it not for faithful men and faithful women, whom you did not know, you were about to hurt them, and became guilty of an unintentional crime. Thus Allah admits into His mercy whomever He wills. Had they dispersed, We would have punished those who disbelieved among them with a painful penalty.
26. Those who disbelieved filled their hearts with rage—the rage of the days of ignorance. But Allah sent His serenity down upon His Messenger, and upon the believers, and im- posed on them the words of righteousness— of which they were most worthy and deserv- ing. Allah is aware of everything.
27. Allah has fulfilled His Messenger’s vision in truth: “You will enter the Sacred Mosque, Allah willing, in security, heads shaven, or hair cut short, not fearing. He knew what you
did not know, and has granted besides that an imminentvictory.”
28. It is He who sent His Messenger with the guidance and the religion of truth, to make it prevail over all religions. Allah suffices as Witness.
29. Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah. Those with him are stern against the disbe- lievers, yet compassionate amongst them- selves. You see them kneeling, prostrating, seeking blessings from Allah and approval. Their marks are on their faces from the ef- fects of prostration. Such is their description in the Torah, and their description in the Gospel: like a plant that sprouts, becomes strong, grows thick, and rests on its stem, im- pressing the farmers. Through them He en- rages the disbelievers. Allah has promised those among them who believe and do good deeds forgiveness and a great reward.