9.21 . Their Lord giveth them good tidings of mercy from Him , and acceptance , and Gardens where enduring pleasure will be theirs ;
9.22 . There they will abide for ever . Lo! with Allah there is immense reward .
9.23 . O ye who believe! Choose not your fathers nor your brethren for friends if they take pleasure in disbelief rather than faith . Whoso of you taketh them for friends , such are wrong doers .
9.24 . Say : If your fathers , and your sons , and your brethren , and your wives , and your tribe , and the wealth ye have acquired , and merchandise for which ye fear that there will be no sale , and dwellings ye desire are dearer to you than Allah and His messenger and striving in His way : then wait till Allah bringeth His command to pass . Allah guideth not wrong doing folk .
9.25 . Allah hath given you victory on many fields and on the day of Huneyn , when ye exulted in your multitude but it availed you naught , and the earth , vast as it is , was straitened for you ; then ye turned back in flight ;
9.26 . Then Allah sent His peace of reassurance down upon His messenger and upon the believers , and sent down hosts ye could not see , and punished those who disbelieved . Such is the reward of disbelievers .
9.27 . Then afterward Allah will relent toward whom He will ; for Allah is Forgiving , Merciful .
9.28 . O ye who believe! The idolaters only are unclean . So let them not come near the Inviolable Place of Worship after this their year . If ye fear poverty ( from the loss of their merchandise ) Allah shall preserve you of His bounty if He will . Lo! Allah is Knower , Wise .
9.29 . Fight against such of those who have been given the Scripture as believe not in Allah nor the Last Day , and forbid not that which Allah hath forbidden by His messenger , and follow not the religion of truth , until they pay the tribute readily , being brought low .
9.30 . And the Jews say : . Ezra is the son of Allah , and the Christians say : The Messiah is the son of Allah . That is their saying with their mouths . They imitate the saying of those who disbelieved of old . Allah ( himself ) fighteth against them . How perverse are they!
9.31 . They have taken as lords beside Allah their rabbis and their monks and the Messiah son of Mary , when they were bidden to worship only One God . There is no god save Him . Be He glorified from all that they ascribe as partner ( unto Him ) !
9.32 . Fain would they put out the light of Allah with their mouths , but Allah disdaineth ( aught ) save that He shall perfect His light , however much the disbelievers are averse .
9.33 . He it is who hath sent His messenger with the guidance and the Religion of Truth , that He may cause it to prevail over all religion , however much the idolaters may be averse .
9.34 . O ye , who believe! Lo! many of the ( Jewish ) rabbis and the ( Christian ) monks devour the wealth of mankind wantonly and debar ( men ) from the way of Allah . They who hoard up gold and silver and spend it not in the way of Allah , unto them give tidings ( O Muhammad ) of a painful doom
9.35 . On the day when it will ( all ) be heated in the fire of hell , and their foreheads and their flanks and their backs will be branded therewith ( and it will be said unto them ) : Here is that which ye hoarded for yourselves . Now taste of what ye used to hoard .
9.36 . Lo! the number of the months with Allah is twelve months by Allah ' s ordinance in the day that He created the heavens and the earth . Four of them are sacred : that is the right religion . So wrong not yourselves in them . And wage war on all the idolaters as they are waging war on all of you . And know that Allah is with those who keep their duty ( unto Him ) .
9.37 . Postponement ( of a sacred month ) is only an excess of disbelief whereby those who disbelieve are misled , they allow it one year and forbid it ( another ) year , that they may make up the number of the months which Allah hath hallowed , so that they allow that which Allah hath forbidden . The evil of their deeds is made fair-seeming unto them . Allah guideth not the disbelieving folk .
9.38 . O ye who believe! What aileth you that when it is said unto you : Go forth in the way of Allah , ye are bowed down to the ground with heaviness . Take ye pleasure in the life of the world rather than in the Hereafter? The comfort of the life of the world is but little in the Hereafter .
9.39 . If ye go not forth He will afflict you with a painful doom , and will choose instead of you a folk other then you Ye cannot harm Him at all . Allah is Able to do all things
9.40 . If ye help him not , still Allah helped him when those who disbelieve drove him forth , the second of two ; when they two were in the cave , when he said unto his comrade : Grieve not . Lo! Allah is with us . Then Allah caused His peace of reassurance to descend upon him and supported him with hosts ye cannot see , and made the word of those who disbelieved the nethermost , while Allah ' s word it was that became the uppermost . Allah is Mighty , Wise .
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