In the name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful.
1. We have opened the way for you to a notable victory.
2. So that Allah may forgive you your sins—past and future—and complete His favor upon you, and guide you along a straight path.
3. And so that Allah may help you with unwavering support.
4. It is He who sends down Tranquility into the hearts of believers, to add faith to their faith. To Allah belong the forces of the heavens and the earth, and Allah is Knowing and Wise.
5. So that He may admit the believers, male and female, into Gardens beneath which rivers flow, to remain there forever, and that He may remit their offenses. That, with Allah, is a great triumph.
6. And so that He may punish the hypocrites, male and female, and the associators, male and female—those who harbor evil thoughts about Allah. They are surrounded by evil, and Allah is angry with them, and has cursed them, and has prepared for them Hell—a miserable destination.
7. To Allah belong the forces of the heavens and the earth. Allah is Mighty and Wise.
8. We sent you as a witness, and a deliverer of good news, and a warner.
9. So that you may believe in Allah and His Messenger, and support him, and honor him, and praise Him morning and evening.
10. Those who pledge allegiance to you, are pledging allegiance to Allah. Allah’s hand is over their hands. Whoever breaks his pledge, breaks it to his own loss. And whosoever fulfills what He has pledged to Allah, He will grant him a great reward.
11. The Nomadic-Arabs, who stayed behind, will say to you, “Our belongings and our families have preoccupied us, so ask forgiveness for us.” They say with their tongues what is not in their hearts. Say, “Who can avail you anything against Allah, if He intends harm for you, or intends benefit for you?” In fact, Allah is aware of whatever you do.
12. But you thought that the Messenger and the believers would not return to their families, ever, and this seemed fine to your hearts, and you harbored evil thoughts, and you were uncivilized people.
13. Whoever does not believe in Allah and His Messenger—We have prepared for the unbelievers a Blaze.
14. To Allah belongs the kingdom of the heavens and the earth. He forgives whom He wills, and He punishes whom He wills. Allah is Forgiving and Merciful.
15. Those who lagged behind will say when you depart to collect the gains, “Let us follow you.” They want to change the Word of Allah. Say, “You will not follow us; Allah has said so before.” Then they will say, “But you are jealous of us.” In fact, they understand only a little.
16. Say to the Nomadic-Arabs, who stayed behind, “You will be called to face a people of great might. You will fight them—unless they submit. If you obey, Allah will grant you a beautiful reward. But if you turn away, as you turned away before, He will punish you with a painful punishment.”
17. There is no blame on the blind, nor any blame on the disabled, nor any blame on the sick. Whoever obeys Allah and His Messenger: He will admit him into Gardens beneath which rivers flow. But whoever turns away: He will punish him with a painful punishment.
18. Allah was pleased with the believers: when they pledged allegiance to you under the tree. He knew what was in their hearts, so He sent down Serenity upon them, and He rewarded them with an imminent conquest.
19. And abundant gains that they will capture. Allah is Mighty and Wise.
20. Allah has promised you abundant gains, which you will capture. He has expedited this for you, and He has restrained the people’s hands from you; so that it may be a sign for the believers, and so that He may guide you along a straight path.
21. And others of which you were incapable, Allah has encompassed them. Allah is Capable of all things.
22. If those who disbelieve had fought you, they would have turned back and fled, then they would have found neither protector nor helper.
23. It is the pattern of Allah, ongoing since the past. You will find no change in Allah’s pattern.
24. It is He who restrained their hands from you, and your hands from them, in the valley of Mecca, after having given you the upper hand over them. Allah is Observer of whatever you do.
25. It is they who disbelieved, and barred you from the Sacred Mosque, and prevented the offering from reaching its destination. Were it not for believing men and believing women, whom you did not know, you were about to hurt them, and become guilty unintentionally. Thus Allah admits into His mercy whom He wills. Had they dispersed, We would have punished those who disbelieved among them with a painful penalty.
26. Those who disbelieve filled their hearts with rage—the rage of the age of ignorance. But Allah sent down His Tranquility upon His Messenger, and upon the believers, and He made binding on them the words of righteousness—to which they were most entitled and most deserving. Allah is Knower of all things.
27. Allah has fulfilled His Messenger’s vision in truth: “You will enter the Sacred House, Allah willing, in safety, heads shaven, or hair shortened, not fearing. He knew what you did not know, and has granted besides this an imminent victory.”
28. It is He who sent His Messenger with guidance and the Religion of Truth, to make it prevail over all religion. And Allah suffices as Witness.
29. Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah. Those with him are stern against the unbelievers, yet compassionate amongst themselves. You see them kneeling, prostrating, seeking Allah’s blessings and His approval. Their marks are on their faces from the effects of prostration. Such is their example in the Torah, and their example in the Gospel: like a seed that sprouts, becomes strong, grows thick, and rises on its stem, delighting the planters. Through them, He infuriates the unbelievers. Allah has promised those among them who believe and do good deeds forgiveness and a splendid reward.