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Surah (Chapter): At-Taubah Total Ayats (Verses): 129
9.1. This is an ultimatum from God and His Messenger to those who associate partners with God with whom you have made a treaty.
9.2. (O you polytheists who always break the treaties you have entered into!) You may go about freely in the land for four months (making whatever war preparations you wish). But know that you can never escape (the Power of God, nor frustrate His will), and that God will bring disgrace upon the unbelievers.
9.3. And a proclamation from God and His Messenger to all people on this day of the Major Pilgrimage: that God disavows those who associate partners with Him (and break their treaty), and His Messenger likewise (disavows them). But if you repent and give up hostilities, this will be for your good; but if you turn away again, know that you will never be able to escape God and frustrate His will in any way. Give glad tidings (O Messenger) of a painful punishment to those who insist on unbelief.
9.4. Excepting those among the people who associate partners with God with whom you made a treaty, and who have not thereafter failed to fulfill their obligations towards you (required by the treaty), nor have backed anyone against you. Observe, then, your treaty with them until the end of the term (that you agreed with them). Surely God loves the God-revering, pious (who keep their duties to Him).
9.5. Then, when the (four) sacred months (of respite, during which fighting with those who associate partners with God and violate their treaties was prohibited to you,) are over, then (declare war on them and) kill them wherever you may come upon them, and seize them, and confine them, and lie in wait for them at every conceivable place. Yet if they repent and (mending their ways) establish the Prescribed Prayer, and pay the Prescribed Purifying Alms, let them go their way. Surely God is All-Forgiving, All-Compassionate.
9.6. And if any of those who associate partners with God seeks asylum of you (O Messenger), grant him asylum, so that he may hear the Word of God, and then convey him to his place of security. That (is how you should act) because they are a people who have no knowledge (of the truth about Islam).
9.7. How could there be a covenant with those who associate partners with God (and recognize no laws and treaty) on the part of God and His Messenger? â€“ excepting those with whom you made a treaty in the vicinity of the Sacred Mosque: (as for the latter) so long as they remain true to you, be true to them. Surely God loves the God-revering, pious (who keep their duties to Him).
9.8. How (could there be a covenant with the others)? â€“ when, if they were to prevail against you, they would observe towards you neither any bond, nor law, nor agreement? They seek to please you with their mouths, but in their hearts they are averse; and most of them are transgressors (who habitually disregard all bounds of equity).
9.9. (As well as breaking their treaties) they have sold God's Revelations (concerning treaties) for a trifling price, and they barred people from His way. How evil is what they do!
9.10. They observe neither any bond, nor law, nor agreement towards the believers. They are those who exceed all bounds.