047 - Soorah Muhammad / al-Qit‚l - ((Prophet) Muhammad) / (The Fighting) - [Madanee]
[047:012] Certainly All‚h will admit those who believe (in the Oneness of All‚h Ė Isl‚mic Monotheism) and do righteous good deeds, to Gardens under which rivers flow (Paradise); while those who disbelieve enjoy themselves and eat as cattle eat; and the Fire will be their abode.
[047:013] And many a town, stronger than your town (Makkah) (O Muhammad [sal-All‚hu 'alayhi wa sallam]) which has driven you out We have destroyed. And there was none to help them.
[047:014] Is he who is on a clear proof from his Lord, like those for whom their evil deeds that they do are beautified for them, while they follow their own lusts (evil desires)?
[047:015] The description of Paradise which the MuttaqŻn (the pious. See V.2:2) have been promised (is that) in it are rivers of water the taste and smell of which are not changed, rivers of milk of which the taste never changes, rivers of wine delicious to those who drink, and rivers of clarified honey (clear and pure); therein for them is every kind of fruit, and forgiveness from their Lord. (Are these) like those who shall dwell for ever in the Fire and be given to drink boiling water so that it cuts up their bowels?
[047:016] And among them are some who listen to you (O Muhammad [sal-All‚hu 'alayhi wa sallam]) till when they go out from you, they say to those who have received knowledge: "What has he said just now?" Such are men whose hearts All‚h has sealed, and they follow their lusts (evil desires).
[047:017] While as for those who accept guidance, He increases their guidance and bestows on them their piety.
[047:018] Do they then await (anything) other than the Hour that it should come upon them suddenly? But some of its portents (indications and signs) have already come; and when it (actually) is on them, how can they benefit then by their reminder?
[047:019] So know (O Muhammad [sal-All‚hu 'alayhi wa sallam]) that L‚ il‚ha illall‚h (none has the right to be worshipped but All‚h), and ask forgiveness for your sin, and also for (the sin of) believing men and believing women. And All‚h knows well your moving about, and your place of rest (in your homes).
(V.47:18) See the footnote of (V.6:158).
(V.47:19) It is essential to know a thing first before saying or acting upon it as All‚h's Statement: "So know..." (V.47:19). Please see also the footnote of (V.6:125).