64. At-Taghabun (Loss and Gain, Haggling)

Medinan, 18 verses

In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful.

  1. Whatever is in the skies and whatever is on the earth glorifies God. The rule belongs to Him, and all praise belongs to Him, and He is capable of everything.

  2. He is the One Who created you, then some of you are disbelievers and some of you are believers. God sees whatever you do.

  3. He created the skies and the earth with truth, and He shaped you, and shaped you well, and the final return is to Him.

  4. He knows whatever is in the skies and on the earth, and He knows what you hide and what you disclose. God knows inside the chests/minds.

  5. Has the news of those who disbelieved in the past not come to you? They tasted the bad result of their affair, and they will have a painful punishment.

  6. That is because their messenger brought them clear evidences, then they said: “Does a human being guide us?” So they disbelieved and turned away, while God does not need them, and God is rich (without needs) and praiseworthy.

  7. Those who disbelieve claim that they will never be raised (in the Hereafter). Say: “Yes, by my Lord, you shall be raised, then you shall be informed of what you did, and that is easy for God.”

  8. So, believe in God and His messenger and the light which We have sent down, and God is well informed of what you do.

  9. A day when He gathers you for the day of gathering, that is the day of mutual loss and gain. And anyone who believes in God and does good, He will remove his sins from him and admits him to gardens which rivers flow through them, remaining in there forever and ever. That is the great victory.

  10. And those who disbelieve and deny Our signs, they will be inhabitants of the fire, remaining in there forever, and it is the bad destination.

  11. No tragedy happens except with God's permission (according to His laws). And anyone who believes in God, He guides his heart. And God knows everything.

  12. And obey God and obey the messenger, and if you turn away, then Our messenger's responsibility is only delivering (the message) clearly.

  13. God, there is no god except Him, so the believers should put their trust in God.

  14. You who believe, indeed some of your wives and your children are your enemies, so beware of them. And if you excuse and overlook and forgive, then indeed God is forgiving and merciful.

  15. Your possessions and your children are only a test, and the big reward is with God.

  16. So be cautious of God as much as you can and listen and obey and spend (in God's way), it is better for yourselves, and anyone who protects himself from stinginess (and greed), then they are the successful ones.

  17. If you lend God a good loan (do a good deed), He multiplies it for you and forgives you. God is appreciative and patient.

  18. (God is) knower of the unseen and the visible, the powerful, the wise.