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ⅩⅩⅩⅢ, 55-63.
the qurʼân.

speak unveiled) to their fathers, or their sons, or their brothers, or their brothers sons, or their sisters’ sons, or their women, or what their right hands possess; but let them fear God, — verily, God is witness over all.

Verily, God and His angels pray for the prophet. ye who believe ! pray for him and salute him with a salutation[1]!

Verily, those who annoy God and His Apostle, God will curse them in this world and the next, and prepare for them shameful woe !

And those who annoy the believers for what they have not earned, such have to bear (the guilt of) calumny and obvious sin.

O thou prophet ! tell thy wives and thy daughters, and the women of the believers, to let down over them their outer wrappers ; that is nearer for them to be known and that they should not be annoyed ; but God is forgiving, merciful.

60 Surely if the hypocrites and those in whose hearts is a sickness and the insurrectionists in Medînah do not desist, we will surely incite thee against them. Then they shall not dwell near thee therein save for a little while. Cursed wherever they are found, — taken and slain with slaughter !

God’s course with those who have passed away before : and thou shalt never find in God’s course any alteration.

The folk will ask thee about the Hour; say, ‘ The knowledge thereof is only with God, and what is to make thee perceive that the Hour is haply nigh ?’


  1. See p. 145, note 1.