More Books by The Qur'an (Rodwell tr)

Sura 1 - The Opening
Sura 2 - The Cow
Sura 3 - The Family of Imran
Sura 4 - Women
Sura 5 - The Table
Sura 6 - Cattle
Sura 7 - Al Araf
Sura 8 - The Spoils
Sura 9 - Immunity
Sura 10 - Jonah, Peace be on Him!
Sura 11 - Houd
Sura 12 - Joseph, Peace be on Him
Sura 13 - Thunder
Sura 14 - Abraham, on Whom be Peace
Sura 15 - Hedjr
Sura 16 - The Bee
Sura 17 - The Night Journey
Sura 18 - The Cave
Sura 19 - Mary
Sura 20 - Ta. Ha.
Sura 21 - The Prophets
Sura 22 - The Pilgrimage
Sura 23 - The Believers
Sura 24 - Light
Sura 25 - Al Furkan
Sura 26 - The Poets
Sura 27 - The Ant
Sura 28 - The Story
Sura 29 - The Spider
Sura 30 - The Greeks
Sura 31 - Lokman
Sura 32 - Adoration
Sura 33 - The Confederates
Sura 34 - Saba
Sura 35 - The Creator, or the Angels
Sura 36 - Ya. Sin
Sura 37 - The Ranks
Sura 38 - Sad
Sura 39 - The Troops
Sura 40 - The Believer
Sura 41 - The Made Plain
Sura 42 - Counsel
Sura 43 - Ornaments of Gold
Sura 44 - Smoke
Sura 45 - The Kneeling
Sura 46 - Al Ahkaf
Sura 47 - Muhammad
Sura 48 - The Victory
Sura 49 - The Apartments
Sura 50 - Kaf
Sura 51 - The Scattering
Sura 52 - The Mountain
Sura 53 - The Star
Sura 54 - The Moon
Sura 55 - The Merciful
Sura 56 - The Inevitable
Sura 57 - Iron
Sura 58 - She Who Pleaded
Sura 59 - The Emigration
Sura 60 - She Who is Tried
Sura 61 - Battle Array
Sura 62 - The Assembly
Sura 63 - The Hypocrites
Sura 64 - Mutual Deceit
Sura 65 - Divorce
Sura 66 - The Forbidding
Sura 67 - The Kingdom
Sura 68 - The Pen
Sura 69 - The Inevitable
Sura 70 - The Steps or Ascents
Sura 71 - Noah
Sura 72 - Djinn
Sura 73 - The Enfolded
Sura 74 - The Enwrapped
Sura 75 - The Resurrection
Sura 76 - Man
Sura 77 - The Sent
Sura 78 - The News
Sura 79 - Those Who Drag Forth
Sura 80 - He Frowned
Sura 81 - The Folded Up
Sura 82 - The Cleaving
Sura 83 - Those Who Stint
Sura 84 - The Splitting Usunder
Sura 85 - The Starry
Sura 86 - The Night-Comer
Sura 87 - The Most High
Sura 88 - The Overshadowing
Sura 89 - The Daybreak
Sura 90 - The Soil
Sura 91 - The Sun
Sura 92 - The Night
Sura 93 - The Brightness
Sura 94 - The Opening
Sura 95 - The Fig
Sura 96 - Thick Blood, or Clots of Blood
Sura 97 - Power
Sura 98 - Clear Evidence
Sura 99 - The Earthquake
Sura 100 - The Chargers
Sura 101 - The Blow
Sura 102 - Desire
Sura 103 - The Afternoon
Sura 104 - The Backbiter
Sura 105 - The Elephant
Sura 106 - The Koreisch
Sura 107 - Religion
Sura 108 - The Abundance
Sura 109 - Unbelievers
Sura 110 - Help
Sura 111 - Abu Lahab
Sura 112 - The Unity
Sura 113 - The Daybreak
Sura 114 - Men
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The Qur'an (Rodwell tr) : Sura 49 - The Apartments

SURA XLIX (49) - THE APARTMENTS (Medina - 18 Verses) (CXII - 468)

In the Name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful

O Believers! enter not upon any affair ere God and His Apostle permit

you; and fear ye God: for God Heareth, Knoweth.

O Believers! raise not your voices above the voice of the Prophet,

neither speak loud to him as ye speak loud one to another, lest your works come

to nought, and ye unaware of it.

They who lower their voices in the presence of the Apostle of God, are

the persons whose hearts God hath inclined to piety. Forgiveness shall be

theirs and a rich reward.

They who call out to thee while thou art within thine apartments, have

most of them no right perception of what is due to thee.

But if they wait patiently till thou come forth to them, it were far

better for them. But God is Indulgent, Merciful.

O Believers! if any bad man come to you with news, clear it up at once,

lest through ignorance ye harm others, and speedily have to repent of what ye

have done.

And know that an Apostle of God is among you! should he give way to you

in many matters ye would certainly become guilty of a crime. But God hath

endeared the faith to you, and hath given it favour in your hearts, and hath

made unbelief, and wickedness, and disobedience hateful to you. Such are they

who pursue a right course.

Through the bounty and grace which is from God: and God is Knowing,


If two bodies of the faithful are at war, then make ye peace between

them: and if the one of them wrong the other, fight against that part which

doth the wrong, until they come back to the precepts of God: if they come back,

make peace between them with fairness, and act impartially; God loveth those

who act with impartiality.

49:10 Only the faithful are brethren; wherefore make peace between your

brethren; and fear God, that ye may obtain mercy.

O Believers! let not men laugh men to scorn who haply may be better

than themselves; neither let women laugh women to scorn who may haply be better

than themselves! Neither defame one another, nor call one another by

nicknames. Bad is it to be called wicked after having professed the faith:

and whoso repent not of this are doers of wrong.

O Believers! avoid frequent suspicions, for some suspicions are a crime;

and pry not: neither let the one of you traduce another in his absence. Would

any one of you like to eat the flesh of his death brother? Surely ye would

loathe it. And fear ye God: for God is Ready to turn, Merciful.

O men! verily, we have created you of a male and a female; and we have

divided you into peoples and tribes that ye might have knowledge one of

another. Truly, the most worthy of honour in the sight of God is he who

feareth Him most. Verily, God is Knowing, Cognisant.

The Arabs of the desert say, "We believe." Say thou: Ye believe not;

but rather say, "We profess Islam;" for the faith hath not yet found its way

into your hearts. But if ye obey God and His Apostle, he will not allow you to

lose any of your actions: for God is Indulgent, Merciful.

The true believers are those only who believe in God and His Apostle,

and afterwards doubt not; and who contend with their substance and their

persons on the path of God. These are the sincere.

Say: Will ye teach God about your religion? when God knoweth whatever

is in the Heavens and on the Earth: yea, God hath knowledge of all things.

They taunt thee with their having embraced Islam. Say: Taunt me not

with your having embraced Islam: God rather taunteth you with His having guided

you to the faith: acknowledge this if ye are sincere.

Verily, God knoweth the secrets of the Heavens and of the Earth: and God

beholdeth what ye do.

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