61. The Ranks


In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

  1. Whatever is in the heavens and on earth,let it declare the Praises and Glory of Allah. for He is the Exalted inMight, the Wise.

  2. O ye who believe! Why say ye that whichye do not?

  3. Grievously odious is it in the sight ofAllah that ye say that which ye do not.

  4. Truly Allah loves those who fight in HisCause in battle array, as if they were a solid cemented structure.

  5. And remember, Moses said to his people:"O my people! why do ye vex and insult me, though ye know that I am theapostle of Allah (sent) to you?" Then when they went wrong, Allah let theirhearts go wrong. For Allah guides not those who are rebellioustransgressors.

  6. And remember, Jesus, the son of Mary,said: "O Children of Israel! I am the apostle of Allah (sent) to you,confirming the Law (which came) before me, and giving Glad Tidings of anMessenger to come after me, whose name shall be Ahmad." But when he came tothem with Clear Signs, they said, "this is evident sorcery!"

  7. Who doth greater wrong than one whoinvents falsehood against Allah, even as he is being invited to Islam? AndAllah guides not those who do wrong.

  8. Their intention is to extinguish Allah.sLight (by blowing) with their mouths: But Allah will complete (therevelation of) His Light, even though the Unbelievers may detest (it).

  9. It is He Who has sent His Messenger withGuidance and the Religion of Truth, that he may proclaim it over allreligion, even though the Pagans may detest (it).

  10. O ye who believe! Shall I lead you to abargain that will save you from a grievous Penalty?-

  11. That ye believe in Allah and HisMessenger, and that ye strive (your utmost) in the Cause of Allah, with yourproperty and your persons: That will be best for you, if ye but knew!

  12. He will forgive you your sins, and admityou to Gardens beneath which Rivers flow, and to beautiful mansions inGardens of Eternity: that is indeed the Supreme Achievement.

  13. And another (favour will He bestow,)which ye do love,- help from Allah and a speedy victory. So give the GladTidings to the Believers.

  14. O ye who believe! Be ye helpers ofAllah. As said Jesus the son of Mary to the Disciples, "Who will be myhelpers to (the work of) Allah." Said the disciples, "We are Allah.shelpers!" then a portion of the Children of Israel believed, and a portiondisbelieved: But We gave power to those who believed, against their enemies,and they became the ones that prevailed.