AL HASHR (THE GATHERING)
Allah - beginning with the name of - the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful
[Hashr 59:1] All whatever is in the heavens and all whatever is in the earth proclaims the Purity of Allah; and He only is the Most Honourable, the Wise.
[Hashr 59:2] It is He Who expelled the disbelievers among the People given the Book(s) from their homes, for their first gathering; you did not expect them to leave, whereas they assumed that their fortresses would save them from Allah, so Allah’s command came to them from a place they had not imagined; and He instilled awe in their hearts, so they ruin their own houses by their own hands and at the hands of the Muslims; therefore learn a lesson, O those who can perceive!
[Hashr 59:3] And had Allah not decreed exile for them, He would have surely punished them in this world; and for them in the Hereafter is the punishment of the fire.
[Hashr 59:4] This is because they remained opposed to Allah and His Noble Messenger; and whoever remains opposed to Allah, (and His Noble Messenger) - then indeed Allah’s punishment is severe.
[Hashr 59:5] The trees you had cut down or left standing on their roots was all by Allah’s permission, and in order to disgrace the sinners.
[Hashr 59:6] And from them, the booty which Allah gave to His Noble Messenger – so you had not raced your horses or camels against them, but it is Allah Who gives whomever He wills within the control of His Noble Messengers; and Allah is Able to do all things.
[Hashr 59:7] The booty which Allah gave to His Noble Messenger from the people of the townships, is for Allah and His Noble Messenger, and for the relatives, and the orphans, and the needy and the travellers – so that it does not become the wealth of the rich among you; and accept whatever the Noble Messenger gives you; and refrain from whatever he forbids you; and fear Allah; indeed Allah’s punishment is severe.
[Hashr 59:8] And (the booty is) also for the poor migrants who were expelled from their homes and their wealth, seeking Allah’s munificence and His pleasure, and aiding Allah and His Noble Messenger; it is they who are the truthful.
59:9] And those who accepted this city as their home and accepted faith before
them, befriend those who migrated towards them, and in their breasts do not find
any need for what they have been given, and prefer the migrants above themselves
even if they themselves are in dire need; and whoever is saved from the greed of
his soul – it is they who are the successful.