Translation of Surah An Nisa Ayah 66 to 95
(4:66) Had We enjoined upon them: ‘Slay yourselves’, or ‘Leave your habitations’, very few of them would have done it; yet if they had done as they were admonished, it would have been better for them and would have strengthened them;
(4:67) whereupon We would indeed grant them from Us a mighty reward.
(4:68) and guide them a straight way.
(4:69) And he who obeys Allah and the Messenger -they shall be with those whom Allah has favored prophets, those steadfast in truthfulness”, the martyrs, and the righteous.” How excellent will they be for companions!
(4:70) That is a bounty from Allah, and Allah suffices to know the truth.
(4:71) Believers! Always be on your guard against encounters.1 Then (as circumstance demands) either advance in detachments or advance in a body.
(4:72) Among you there is such who lags behind,“ then if some affliction strikes you, he says: ‘Indeed Allah bestowed His favor upon me that I was not present with them.‘
(4:73) And if a bounty from Allah is given you, he says – and says as if there never was any affection between you and him – ‘Oh, would that I had been with them, I would have come by a great gain.
(4:74) Let those who seek the life of the Next World in exchange for the life of this world fight in the way of Allah..8We shall grant a mighty reward to whoever fights in the way of Allah, whether he is slain or comes out victorious.
(4:75) How is it that you do not fight in the way of Allah and support of the helpless – men, women, and children -who pray: ‘Our Lord, bring us out of this land whose people are oppressors and appoint for us from Yourself, a protector, and appoint for us from Yourself a helper? 2.
(4:76) Those who have faith fight in the way of Allah, while those who disbelieve fight in the way of taghut (Satan).1Fight, then, against the fellows of Satan. Surely Satan’s strategy is weak.
(4:77) Have you not seen those who were told: ‘Restrain your hands, and establish the Prayer, and pay the Zakah’? But when fighting was enjoined upon them some of them feared men as one should fear Allah, or even more,“ and said: ‘Our Lord, why have Did you order fighting for us? Why did You not grant us a little more respite?’ Say to them: ‘There is little enjoyment in this world. The World to come is much better for the God-fearing. And you shall not be wronged even to the extent of the husk of a date-stone.
(4:78) Wherever you might be, death will overtake you even though you be in massive towers. And when some good happens to them, they say: ‘This is from Allah’; whereas when some misfortune befalls them, they say: ‘This is because of you’.1 Say:
‘All is from Allah.’ What has happened to these people that they seem to understand nothing?
(4:79) Whatever good happens to you is from Allah, and whatever misfortune smites you is because of your action. We have sent you to mankind (O Muhammad!) as a Messenger and Allah are sufficient as a witness.
(4:80) He who obeys the Messenger thereby obeys Allah; as for he who turns away, We have not sent you as a keeper over them!
(4:81) They say (in your presence): ‘We obey, but when they leave your presence a party of them meets by night to plan against what you have said. Allah takes note of all their plots. So, let them alone, and put your trust in Allah. Allah is sufficient as a guardian.
(4:82) Do they not ponder about the Qur’an? Had it been from any other than Allah, they would surely have found in it much inconsistency
(4:83) Whenever they come upon any news bearing upon either security or causing consternation they go about spreading it, whereas if they were to convey it to either the Messenger or to those from among them who are entrusted with authority, it would come to the knowledge of those who are competent to investigate it.12 But for Allah’s bounty and mercy upon you, (weak as you were) all but a few of you would surely have followed Satan.
(4:84) (So, O Messenger!) Fight in the way of Allah -since you are responsible for none except yourself – and rouse the believers to fight, for Allah may well curb the might of the unbelievers. Indeed Allah is strongest in power and most terrible in chastisement. who intercedes in a good cause shall share in its good result and he who intercedes in an evil cause shall share in its burden.“ Allah watches over everything.
(4:86) When you are greeted with a salutation then return it with a better one, or at least the same.14 Surely Allah takes good count of everything.
(4:87) There is no god but Allah. He will certainly gather you all together on the Day of Resurrection – the Day regarding which there can be no doubt. Whose word can be truer than Allah’s?
(4:88) What has happened to you that you have two minds about the
hypocrites even though Allah has reverted them, owing to the sins that they earned ? Do you want to lead those to the right way whom Allah let go astray? And he whom Allah lets go astray, for him you can never find a way.
(4:89) They wish that you should disbelieve just as they disbelieved so that you may all be alike. Do not, therefore, take from them allies until they emigrate in the way of Allah, but if they turn their backs (on emigration), seize them and slay them wherever you come upon them. Take none of them for your ally or helper
(4:90) unless it is such of them who seek refuge with a people who are joined with you by a covenant,2 or those who come to you because their hearts shrink from fighting either against you or against their people. Had Allah so willed, He would certainly have given them power over you and they would have fought
against you. If they leave you alone and do not fight against you and offer you peace, then Allah does not permit you to harm them.
(4:91) You will also find others who wish to be secure from you, and secure from their people, but who, whenever they have an opportunity to cause mischief, plunge into it headlong. If such people neither leave you alone nor offer you peace nor restrain their hands from hurting you, then seize them and slay them wherever you come upon them. It is against these that We have granted you a clear sanction.
(4:92) It is not for a believer to slay another believer unless by mistake.122 And he who has slain a believer by mistake, his atonement is to set free from bondage a believing person! and to pay blood money to his heirs,12 unless they forgo it by way of charity. And if the slain belonged to a hostile people, but was a believer, then the atonement is to set free from bondage a believing person.
(4:93) And he who slays a believer willfully his reward is Hell, where he will abide. Allah’s wrath is against him and He has cast His curse upon him and has prepared for him a great chastisement.
(4:94) Believers! When you go forth in the way of Allah, discern (between friend and foe), and do not say to him who offers you the greeting of peace: ‘You are not a believer.’ If you seek the good of this worldly life, there lies with Allah abundant gain. After all, you too were such before, and then Allah was gracious to you. Discern, then, for Allah is well aware of what you do.
(4:95) Those believers who sit at home, unless they do so out of a disabling injury, are not the equals of those who strive in the way of Allah with their possessions and their lives. Allah has exalted in rank those who strive with their possessions and their lives over those who sit at home; and though to each Allah has promised some good reward, He has preferred those who strive (in the way of Allah) over those who sit at home for a mighty reward.