In the Name of Allâh, the Most
Beneficent, the Most Merciful.





  1. アリフ・ラーム・ミーム。


 Alif-Lam-Mim. [These letters are one of the miracles of the Quran and none but Allah (Alone) knows their meanings].



2. それこそは,疑いの余地のない啓典である。その中には,主を畏れる者たちへの導きがある。


This is the Book (the Quran), whereof there is no doubt, a guidance to those who are Al-Muttaqun [the pious and righteous persons who fear Allah much (abstain from all kinds of sins and evil deeds which He has forbidden) and love Allah much (perform all kinds of good deeds which He has ordained)].  



 3. 主を畏れる者たちとは,幽玄界を信じ,礼拝の務めを守り,またわれが授けたものを施す者,


 Who believe in the Ghaib and perform As-Salat (Iqamat-as-Salat), and spend out of what we have provided for them [i.e. give Zakat , spend on themselves, their parents, their children, their wives, etc., and also give charity to the poor and also in Allah's Cause - Jihad, etc.].



4. またわれがあなた(ムハンマド)に啓示したもの,またあなた以前(の預言者たち)に啓示したものを信じ,また来世を堅く信じる者たちである。


 And who believe in (the Quran and the Sunnah) which has been sent down (revealed) to you (Muhammad Peace be upon him ) and in [the Taurat (Torah) and the Injeel (Gospel), etc.] which were sent down before you and they believe with certainty in the Hereafter. (Resurrection, recompense of their good and bad deeds, Paradise and Hell, etc.). 




 5. これらの者は,主から導かれた者であり,また至上の幸福を成就する者である。


 They are on (true) guidance from their Lord, and they are the successful. 






6. 本当に信仰を拒否する者は,あなたが警告しても,また警告しなくても同じで,(頑固に)信じようとはしないであろう。


Verily, those who disbelieve, it is the same to them whether you (O Muhammad Peace be upon him ) warn them or do not warn them, they will not believe.





7. アッラーは,かれらの心も耳をも封じられる。また目には覆いをされ,重い懲罰を科せられよう。


Allâh has set a seal on their hearts and on their hearings, (i.e. they are closed from accepting Allâh's Guidance), and on their eyes there is a covering. Theirs will be a great torment.  





8. また人びとの中,「わたしたちはアッラーを信じ,最後の(審判の)日を信じる。」と言う者がある。だがかれらは信者ではない。


And of mankind, there are some (hypocrites) who say: "We believe in Allâh and the Last Day" while in fact they believe not.  







9. かれらはアッラーと信仰する者たちを,欺こうとしている。(実際は)自分を欺いているのに過ぎないのだが,かれらは(それに)気付かない。


They (think to) deceive Allâh and those who believe, while they only deceive themselves, and perceive (it) not!





10. かれらの心には病が宿っている。アッラーは,その病を重くする。この偽りのために,かれらには手痛い懲罰が下されよう。


In their hearts is a disease (of doubt and hypocrisy) and Allâh has increased their disease. A painful torment is theirs because they used to tell lies.




11. 「あなたがたは,地上を退廃させてはならない。」と言われると,かれらは,「わたしたちは矯正するだけのものである。」と言う。


And when it is said to them: "Make not mischief on the earth," they say: "We are only peacemakers."






12. いや,本当にかれらこそ,退廃を引き起こす者である。だがかれらは(それに)気付かない。


Verily! They are the ones who make mischief, but they perceive not.






13. 「人びとが信仰するよう,信仰しなさい。」と言われると,かれらは,「わたしたちは愚か者が信仰するように,信じられようか。」と言う。いや,本当にかれらこそ愚か者である。だがかれらは,(それが)分らない。


And when it is said to them (hypocrites): "Believe as the people (followers of Muhammad Peace be upon him , Al-Ansâr and Al-Muhajirûn) have believed," they say: "Shall we believe as the fools have believed?" Verily, they are the fools, but they know not.







14. かれらは信仰する者に会えば,「わたしたちは信仰する。」と言う。だがかれらが仲間の悪魔〔シャイターン〕たちだけになると,「本当はあなたがたと一緒なのだ。わたしたちは,只(信者たちを)愚弄していただけだ。」と言う。


And when they meet those who believe, they say: "We believe," but when they are alone with their Shayâtin (devils - polytheists, hypocrites, etc.), they say: "Truly, we are with you; verily, we were but mocking."






15. だがアッラーは,このような連中を愚弄し,不信心のままに放置し,当てもなくさ迷わせられる。


Allâh mocks at them and gives them increase in their wrong-doings to wander blindly.







16. これらの者は導きの代わりに,迷いを購った者で,かれらの取引は利益なく,また決して正しく導かれない。


These are they who have purchased error for guidance, so their commerce was profitless. And they were not guided.





17. かれらを譬えれば火を灯す者のようで,折角火が辺りを照らしたのに,アッラーはかれらの光を取り上げられ,暗闇の中に取り残されたので,何一つ見ることが出来ない。


Their likeness is as the likeness of one who kindled a fire; then, when it lighted all around him, Allâh took away their light and left them in darkness. (So) they could not see.




18. 聾唖で盲人なので,かれらは引き返すことも出来ないであろう。


They are deaf, dumb, and blind, so they return not (to the Right Path).






19. また(譬えば)暗闇の中で雷鳴と稲妻を伴なう豪雨が天から降ってきたようなもので,落雷の恐さから死を恐れて,(戯らに)耳に指を差し込む。だがアッラーは,不信心者たちを全部取り囲まれる。


Or like a rainstorm from the sky, wherein is darkness, thunder, and lightning. They thrust their fingers in their ears to keep out the stunning thunderclap for fear of death. But Allâh ever encompasses the disbelievers (i.e. Allâh will gather them all together).





20. 稲妻はほとんどかれらの視覚を奪わんばかりである。閃く度にその中で歩みを進めるが,暗闇になれば立ち止まる。もしもアッラーが御望みならば,かれらの聴覚も視覚も必ず取り上げられる。本当にアッラーは,凡てのことに全能であられる。


The lightning almost snatches away their sight, whenever it flashes for them, they walk therein, and when darkness covers them, they stand still. And if Allâh willed, He could have taken away their hearing and their sight. Certainly, Allâh has power over all things.



21. 人びとよ。あなたがた,またあなたがた以前の者を創られた主に仕えなさい。恐らくあなたがたは(悪魔に対し)その身を守るであろう。


O mankind! Worship your Lord (Allâh), Who created you and those who were before you so that you may become Al-Muttaqûn (the pious - see V.2:2).






Who has made the earth a resting place for you, and the sky as a canopy, and sent down water (rain) from the sky and brought forth therewith fruits as a provision for you. Then do not set up rivals unto Allâh (in worship) while you know (that He Alone has the right to be worshipped). []



23. もしあなたがたが,わがしもべ(ムハンマド)に下した啓示を疑うならば,それに類する1章〔スーラ〕でも作ってみなさい。もしあなたがたが正しければ,アッラー以外のあなたがたの証人を呼んでみなさい。


And if you (Arab pagans, Jews, and Christians) are in doubt concerning that which We have sent down (i.e. the Qur'ân) to Our slave (Muhammad Peace be upon him ), then produce a Sûrah (chapter) of the like thereof and call your witnesses (supporters and helpers) besides Allâh, if you are truthful.




24. もしあなたがたが出来ないならば,いや,出来るはずもないのだが,それならば,人間と石を燃料とする地獄の業火を恐れなさい。それは不信心者のために用意されている。


But if you do it not, and you can never do it, then fear the Fire (Hell) whose fuel is men and stones, prepared for the disbelievers.




25. 信仰して善行に勤しむ者たちには,かれらのために,川が下を流れる楽園に就いての吉報を伝えなさい。かれらはそこで,糧の果実を与えられる度に,「これはわたしたちが以前に与えられた物だ。」と言う。かれらには,それ程似たものが授けられる。また純潔な配偶者を授けられ,永遠にその中に住むのである。


And give glad tidings to those who believe and do righteous good deeds, that for them will be Gardens under which rivers flow (Paradise). Every time they will be provided with a fruit therefrom, they will say: "This is what we were provided with before," and they will be given things in resemblance (i.e. in the same form but different in taste) and they shall have therein Azwajun Mutahharatun (purified mates or wives), (having no menses, stools, urine, etc.) and they will abide therein forever.  



 26. 本当にアッラーは,蚊または更に小さいものをも,比喩に挙げることを厭われない。信仰する者はそれが主から下された真理であることを知る。だが不信心者は,「アッラーは,この比喩で一体何を御望みだろう。」と言う。かれは,このように多くの者を迷うに任せ,また多くの者を(正しい道に)導かれる。かれは,主の掟に背く者の外は,(誰も)迷わさない。


Verily, Allâh is not ashamed to set forth a parable even of a mosquito or so much more when it is bigger (or less when it is smaller) than it. And as for those who believe, they know that it is the Truth from their Lord, but as for those who disbelieve, they say: "What did Allâh intend by this parable?" By it He misleads many, and many He guides thereby. And He misleads thereby only those who are Al-Fâsiqûn (the rebellious, disobedient to Allâh). []  




27. 確約して置きながらアッラーとの約束を破る者,アッラーが結ぺと命じられたものから離れ,地上で悪を行う者, これらの者は(等しく)失敗者である。


Those who break Allah's Covenant after ratifying it, and sever what Allah has ordered to be joined (as regards Allah's Religion of Islamic Monotheism, and to practise its legal laws on the earth and also as regards keeping good relations with kith and kin ), and do mischief on earth, it is they who are the losers. 





28. あなたがたはどうしてアッラーを拒否出来ようか。かれこそは生命のないあなたがたに,生命を授けられた御方。それからあなたがたを死なせ,更に甦らせ,更にまたかれの御許に帰らせられる御方。


How can you disbelieve in Allâh? Seeing that you were dead and He gave you life. Then He will give you death, then again will bring you to life (on the Day of Resurrection) and then unto Him you will return.  




29. かれこそは,あなたがたのために,地上の凡てのものを創られた方であり,更に天の創造に向かい, 7つの天を完成された御方。またかれは凡てのことを熟知される。


He it is Who created for you all that is on earth. Then He Istawâ (rose over) towards the heaven and made them seven heavens and He is the All-Knower of everything.





30. またあなたの主が(先に)天使たちに向かって,「本当にわれは,地上に代理者を置くであろう。」と仰せられた時を思い起せ。かれらは申し上げた。「あなたは地上で悪を行い,血を流す者を置かれるのですか。わたしたちは,あなたを讃えて唱念し,またあなたの神聖を賛美していますのに。」かれは仰せられた。「本当にわれはあなたがたが知らないことを知っている。」


 And (remember) when your Lord said to the angels: "Verily, I am going to place (mankind) generations after generations on earth." They said: "Will You place therein those who will make mischief therein and shed blood, - while we glorify You with praises and thanks (Exalted be You above all that they associate with You as partners) and sanctify You." He (Allâh) said: "I know that which you do not know."  





31. かれはアーダムに凡てのものの名を教え,次にそれらを天使たちに示され,「もし,あなたがた(の言葉)が真実なら,これらのものの名をわれに言ってみなさい。」と仰せられた。


 And He taught Adam all the names (of everything) , then He showed them to the angels and said, "Tell Me the names of these if you are truthful." 



32. かれらは(答えて)申し上げた。「あなたの栄光を讃えます。あなたが,わたしたちに教えられたものの外には,何も知らないのです。本当にあなたは,全知にして英明であられます。」


 They (angels) said: "Glory be to You, we have no knowledge except what you have taught us. Verily, it is You, the All-Knower, the All-Wise."




33. かれは仰せられた。「アーダムよ,それらの名をかれら(天使)に告げよ。」そこでアーダムがそれらの名をかれらに告げると,かれは,「われは天と地の奥義を知っているとあなたがたに告げたではないか。あなたがたが現わすことも,隠すことも知っている。」と仰せられた。


He said: "O Adam! Inform them of their names," and when he had informed them of their names, He said: "Did I not tell you that I know the Ghaib (unseen) in the heavens and the earth, and I know what you reveal and what you have been concealing?"




34. またわれが天使たちに,「あなたがた,アーダムにサジダしなさい。」と言った時を思い起せ。その時,皆サジダしたが,悪魔〔イブリース〕だけは承知せず,これを拒否したので,高慢で不信の徒となった。


 And (remember) when We said to the angels: "Prostrate yourselves before Adam.". And they prostrated except Iblîs (Satan), he refused and was proud and was one of the disbelievers (disobedient to Allâh).  





35. われは言った。「アーダムよ,あなたとあなたの妻とはこの園に住み,何処でも望む所で,思う存分食べなさい。だが,この木に近付いてはならない。不義を働く者となるであろうから。」


And We said: "O Adam! Dwell you and your wife in the Paradise and eat both of you freely with pleasure and delight of things therein as wherever you will, but come not near this tree or you both will be of the Zâlimûn (wrong-doers)."





36. ところが悪魔〔シャイターン〕は,2人を躓かせ,かれらが置かれていた(幸福な)場所から離れさせた。われは,「あなたがたは落ちて行け。あなたがたは,互いに敵である。地上には,あなたがたのために住まいと,仮初の生活の生計があろう。」と言った。


Then the Shaitân (Satan) made them slip therefrom (the Paradise), and got them out from that in which they were. We said: "Get you down, all, with enmity between yourselves. On earth will be a dwelling place for you and an enjoyment for a time."  





37. その後,アーダムは,主から御言葉を授かり,主はかれの悔悟を許された。本当にかれは,寛大に許される慈悲深い御方であられる。


 Then Adam received from his Lord Words . And his Lord pardoned him (accepted his repentance). Verily, He is the One Who forgives (accepts repentance), the Most Merciful.





38. われは言った。「あなたがたは皆ここから落ちて行け。やがてあなたがたに必ずわれの導きが恵まれよう。そしてわれの導きに従う者は,恐れもなく憂いもないであろう。


 We said: "Get down all of you from this place (the Paradise), then whenever there comes to you Guidance from Me, and whoever follows My Guidance, there shall be no fear on them, nor shall they grieve.





39. だが信仰を拒否し,われの印を嘘呼ばわりする者は,業火の住人であって,永遠にその中に住むであろう。」


 But those who disbelieve and belie Our Ayât (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) such are the dwellers of the Fire, they shall abide therein forever.




40. イスラエルの子孫たちよ,あなたがたに施したわれの恩恵を心に銘記し,われとの約束を履行しなさい。われはあなたがたとの約束を果すであろう。われだけを畏れなさい。


 O Children of Israel! Remember My Favour which I bestowed upon you, and fulfill (your obligations to) My Covenant (with you) so that I fulfill (My Obligations to) your covenant (with Me), and fear none but Me. 





41. あなたがたが持っているものの確証として,われが下した啓示(クルアーン)を信じ,これを信じない者の,先頭になってはならない。また僅かな代償で,わが印を売ってはならない。そしてわれだけを畏れなさい。


 And believe in what I have sent down (this Qur'ân), confirming that which is with you, [the Taurât (Torah) and the Injeel (Gospel)], and be not the first to disbelieve therein, and buy [get (ÊÇÎÐ ÇÌÑÇ)] not with My Verses [the Taurât (Torah) and the Injeel (Gospel)] a small price (i.e. getting a small gain by selling My Verses), and fear Me and Me Alone. (Tafsir At-Tabarî, Vol. I, Page 253).



42. 嘘をもって真理を被ったり,また(確かに)知っていながら,真理を隠してはならない。


And mix not truth with falsehood, nor conceal the truth [i.e. Muhammad Peace be upon him is Allâh's Messenger and his qualities are written in your Scriptures, the Taurât (Torah) and the Injeel (Gospel)] while you know (the truth) .  




43. 礼拝〔サラート)の務めを守り,定めの施し〔ザカ―卜〕をなし,立礼〔ルクーウ〕に勤しむ人たちと共に立礼しなさい。


 And perform As-Salât (Iqâmat-as-Salât), and give Zakât, and Irka' (i.e. bow down or submit yourselves with obedience to Allâh) along with Ar­Raki'ûn.   



44. あなたがたは,人びとに善行を勧めながら,自分では(その実行を)忘れてしまったのか。あなたがたは啓典を読誦しながら,それでも尚理解しないのか。


 Enjoin you Al-Birr (piety and righteousness and each and every act of obedience to Allah) on the people and you forget (to practise it) yourselves, while you recite the Scripture [the Taurat (Torah)]! Have you then no sense? 



45. 忍耐と礼拝によって,(アッラーの)御助けを請い願いなさい。だがそれは,(主を畏れる)謙虚な者でなければ本当こ難かしいこと。


And seek help in patience and As-Salât (the prayer) and truly it is extremely heavy and hard except for Al-Khâshi'ûn [i.e. the true believers in Allâh - those who obey Allâh with full submission, fear much from His Punishment, and believe in His Promise (Paradise, etc.) and in His Warnings (Hell, etc.)].




46. 敬神の仲間はやがて主に会うこと,かれの御許に帰り行くことを堅く心に銘記している者である。


(They are those) who are certain that they are going to meet their Lord, and that unto Him they are going to return.




47. イスラエルの子孫たちよ,われがあなたがたに与えた恩恵と,(わが啓示を)万民に先んじ(て下し)たことを念い起せ。


O Children of Israel! Remember My Favour which I bestowed upon you and that I preferred you to the 'Alamîn (mankind and jinns) (of your time period, in the past).




48. そして誰も外の者のために身代りになれない日のために,またどんな執り成しも許されず,償いも受け入れられず,また誰一人助けることの出来ない(日のために)その身を守りなさい。


 And fear a Day (of Judgement) when a person shall not avail another, nor will intercession be accepted from him nor will compensation be taken from him nor will they be helped.




49. そしてわれがあなたがたをフィルアウンの一族から救った時を思い起せ。かれらはあなたがたを重い刑に服させ,あなたがたの男児を殺し,女児を生かして置いた。それはあなたがたの主からの厳しい試練であった。


 And (remember) when We delivered you from Fir'aun's (Pharaoh) people, who were afflicting you with a horrible torment, killing your sons and sparing your women, and therein was a mighty trial from your Lord.  



50. またわれがあなたがたのために海を分けて,あなたがたを救い,あなたがたが見ている前で,フィルアウンの一族を溺れさせた時のことを思い起せ。


 And (remember) when We separated the sea for you and saved you and drowned Fir'aun's (Pharaoh) people while you were looking (at them, when the sea-water covered them).





51. また,われが40夜にわたり, ムーサーと約束を結んだ時のこと。その時あなたがたはかれのいない間に仔牛を神として拝し,不義を行った。


 And (remember) when We appointed for Mûsa (Moses) forty nights, and (in his absence) you took the calf (for worship), and you were Zâlimûn (polytheists and wrong-doers, etc.).  




52. それでも,その後われはあなたがたを許した。必ずあなたがたは感謝するであろう。


 Then after that We forgave you so that you might be grateful.  




53. またわれがムーサーに,啓典と(正邪の)識別〔フルカーン〕(の基準)を与えたことを思い起せ。これもあなたがたが正しく導かれるであろうと思ってのこと。


 And (remember) when We gave Mûsa (Moses) the Scripture [the Taurât (Torah)] and the criterion (of right and wrong) so that you may be guided aright.





54. その時ムーサーはその民に告げて言った。「わたしの民よ,本当にあなたがたは,仔牛を選んで,自らを罪に陥れた。だからあなたがたの創造の主の御許に悔悟して帰り,あなたがた自身を殺しなさい。そうしたら,創造の主の御目にも叶い,あなたがたのためにもよいだろう。」こうしてかれは,あなたがたの悔悟を受け入れられた。本当にかれは,度々許される御方,慈悲深い御方であられる。


And (remember) when Mûsa (Moses) said to his people: "O my people! Verily, you have wronged yourselves by worshipping the calf. So turn in repentance to your Creator and kill yourselves (the innocent kill the wrongdoers among you), that will be better for you with your Lord." Then He accepted your repentance. Truly, He is the One Who accepts repentance, the Most Merciful.





55. あなたがたが,「ムーサーよ,わたしたちはアッラーをはっきりと見るまでは,あなたを信じないであろう。」と言った時を思い起せ。するとあなたがたが見ている前で,落雷があなたがたを襲った。


 And (remember) when you said: "O Mûsa (Moses)! We shall never believe in you till we see Allâh plainly." But you were seized with a thunderbolt (lightning) while you were looking.





56. それからわれは,死んだ後にあなたがたを甦らせた。あなたがたは感謝するであろう。


 Then We raised you up after your death, so that you might be grateful.  



57. われは雲の影をあなたがたの上に送り,そしてマンナとウズラとを下し,「われが授ける善いものを食べなさい。」(と告げたが,いうことをきかなかった)。かれらはわれを損なったのではなく,只自分の魂を損なったのである。


 And We shaded you with clouds and sent down on you Al-Manna and the quails, (saying): "Eat of the good lawful things We have provided for you," (but they rebelled). And they did not wrong Us but they wronged themselves. 




58. またこう言った時を思い起せ。「あなたがたは,この町に入り,意のままにそこで存分に食べなさい。頭を低くして門を入り,『御許し下さい。』と言え。われはあなたがたの過ちを赦し,また善行をする者には(報奨を)増すであろう。」


 And (remember) when We said: "Enter this town (Jerusalem) and eat bountifully therein with pleasure and delight wherever you wish, and enter the gate in prostration (or bowing with humility) and say: 'Forgive us,' and We shall forgive you your sins and shall increase (reward) for the good-doers."



59. だがかれらの中の不義を行う者は,かれらに告げた言葉を,(勝手に)変えてしまった。それでわれは,それら不義を行う者の上に天から懲罰を下した。度々(わが命に)背いたためである。


But those who did wrong changed the word from that which had been told to them for another, so We sent upon the wrong-doers Rijzan (a punishment) from the heaven because of their rebelling against Allah's Obedience. (Tafsir At-Tabari, Vol. I, Page 305).



60. またムーサーがその民のために,水を求めて祈った時を思い起せ。われは,「あなたの杖で岩を打て。」と言った。するとそこから,12の泉が涌き出て,各支族は,自分の水場を知った。「アッラーから授かった糧を,食べ且つ飲みなさい。堕落して,地上で悪を行ってはならない。」


 And (remember) when Mûsa (Moses) asked for water for his people, We said: "Strike the stone with your stick." Then gushed forth therefrom twelve springs. Each (group of) people knew its own place for water. "Eat and drink of that which Allâh has provided and do not act corruptly, making mischief on the earth."  




61. あなたがたがこう言ったのを思い起せ。「ムーサーよ,わたしたちは,一色の食物だけでは耐えられないから,地上に産するものをわたしたちに与えられるよう,あなたの主に祈って下さい。それは野莱,胡瓜,穀物,れんず豆と玉葱である。」かれは言った。「あなたがたは,良いものの代りにつまらないものを求めるのか。(それなら)あなたがたの望むものが求められるような,どの町にでも降りて行くがよい。」こうしてかれらは,屈辱と貧困にうちひしがれ,またアッラーの激怒を被むった。それはかれらが,アッラーの印を拒否して信じないで,不当にも預言者たちを殺害したためである。これもかれらがアッラーの掟に背いて,罪を犯していたためである。


 And (remember) when you said, "O Mûsa (Moses)! We cannot endure one kind of food. So invoke your Lord for us to bring forth for us of what the earth grows, its herbs, its cucumbers, its Fûm (wheat or garlic), its lentils and its onions." He said, "Would you exchange that which is better for that which is lower? Go you down to any town and you shall find what you want!" And they were covered with humiliation and misery, and they drew on themselves the Wrath of Allâh. That was because they used to disbelieve the Ayât (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) of Allâh and killed the Prophets wrongfully. That was because they disobeyed and used to transgress the bounds (in their disobedience to Allâh, i.e. commit crimes and sins).  





62. 本当に(クルアーンを)信じる者,ユダヤ教徒,キリスト教徒とサービア教徒で,アッラーと最後の(審判の)日とを信じて,善行に勤しむ者は,かれらの主の御許で,報奨を授かるであろう。かれらには,恐れもなく憂いもないであろう。


 Verily! Those who believe and those who are Jews and Christians, and Sabians, whoever believes in Allah and the Last Day and do righteous good deeds shall have their reward with their Lord, on them shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve.  




63. またわれがあなたがたと契約を結び,あなたがたの頭上に(シナイ)山を持ち上げた時を思い起せ。「われがあなたがたに下したものを,しっかり受け取り,その中にあるものを銘記しなさい,そうすればあなたがたは神を畏れるであろう。」(と告げた。)


 And (O Children of Israel, remember) when We took your covenant and We raised above you the Mount (saying): "Hold fast to that which We have given you, and remember that which is therein so that you may become Al-Muttaqûn (the pious - see V.2:2).  



64. だがあなたがたは,その後背き去った。もしあなたがたにアッラーの恵みと慈悲がなかったならば,あなたがたは,きっと失敗にうちひしがれていたであろう。


 Then after that you turned away. Had it not been for the Grace and Mercy of Allâh upon you, indeed you would have been among the losers.




65. またあなたがたは,自分たちの中で安息日の掟を破った者に就いて知っている,われはかれらに言い渡した。「あなたがたは猿になれ,卑められ排斥されよ。」


 And indeed you knew those amongst you who transgressed in the matter of the Sabbath (i.e. Saturday). We said to them: "Be you monkeys, despised and rejected."  




66. われはこうしてあなたがたの時代,また後代の者ヘの見せしめとし,また主を畏れる者への訓戒とした。


 So We made this punishment an example to their own and to succeeding generations and a lesson to those who are Al-Muttaqûn (the pious - see V.2:2).  




67. またムーサーが,その民に告げてこう言った時を思い起せ。「アッラーは,一頭の雌牛を犠牲に供えることをあなたがたに命じられる。」かれらは言った。「あなたは,わたしたちを愚弄するのか。」かれは祈った。「アッラーよ,わたしを御救い下さい。愚か者の仲間にならないように。」


 And (remember) when Mûsa (Moses) said to his people: "Verily, Allâh commands you that you slaughter a cow." They said, "Do you make fun of us?" He said, "I take Allâh's Refuge from being among Al-Jâhilûn (the ignorants or the foolish)."  





68. かれらは言った。「あなたの主に御願いして,それがどんな(牛)か,わたしたちにはっきりさせて下さい。」かれは言った。「かれは仰せられる,その雌牛は老い過ぎずまた若過ぎない。その間の程良い(雌牛)である。さああなたがたが命じられたことを実行しなさい。」


 They said, "Call upon your Lord for us that He may make plain to us what it is!" He said, "He says, 'Verily, it is a cow neither too old nor too young, but (it is) between the two conditions', so do what you are commanded."  




69. かれらは言った。「あなたの主に御願いして,それが何(色であるの)か,わたしたちにはっきりさせて下さい。」かれは言った。「かれは仰せられる,それは黄金色の雌牛で,その色合は鮮かで,見る者を喜ばせるものである。」


 They said, "Call upon your Lord for us to make plain to us its colour." He said, "He says, 'It is a yellow cow, bright in its colour, pleasing to the beholders.' "  




70. かれらは言った。「あなたの主に御願いして,それはどんな(牛)か,わたしたちにはっきりさせて下さい。単に雌牛では,わたしたちにはどうも同じに思える。もしアッラーが御望みなら,わたしたちはきっと正しく導いて頂けよう。」


 They said, "Call upon your Lord for us to make plain to us what it is. Verily to us all cows are alike, And surely, if Allâh wills, we will be guided."  





71. かれは(答えて)言った。「かれは仰せられる,それは土地の耕作にも,また畑の灌漑にも使われない,完全な無傷の雌牛だ。」かれらは言った。「あなたは今やっと,真実を伝えてくれた。」かれらはほとんど犠牲を捧げる気はなかったが,仕方なくそうした。


 He [Mûsa (Moses)] said, "He says, 'It is a cow neither trained to till the soil nor water the fields, sound, having no other colour except bright yellow.' " They said, "Now you have brought the truth." So they slaughtered it though they were near to not doing it.  




72. また,あなたがたが1人の人間を殺し,それがもとで互いに争った時のことを思い起せ。だがアッラーは,あなたがたが隠していたことを,暴かれた。


 And (remember) when you killed a man and fell into dispute among yourselves as to the crime. But Allâh brought forth that which you were hiding.  




73. われは「その(雌牛の肉の)一片でかれを打て。」と言った。こうしてアッラーは死者を甦らせ,その印をあなたがたに示される。必ずあなたがたは悟るであろう。


 So We said: "Strike him (the dead man) with a piece of it (the cow)." Thus Allâh brings the dead to life and shows you His Ayât (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) so that you may understand.  




74. ところがその後,あなたがたの心は岩のように硬くなった。いやそれよりも硬くなった。本当に岩の中には,川がその間から涌き出るものがあり,また割れてその中から水がほとばしり出るものもあり,またアッラーを畏れて,崩れ落ちるものもある。アッラーはあなたがたの行うことを,おろそかにされない。


 Then, after that, your hearts were hardened and became as stones or even worse in hardness. And indeed, there are stones out of which rivers gush forth, and indeed, there are of them (stones) which split asunder so that water flows from them, and indeed, there are of them (stones) which fall down for fear of Allâh. And Allâh is not unaware of what you do.  




75. (信仰する人びとよ)あなたがたは,かれら(ユダヤ人)があなたがたを信じることを望めようか。かれらの中の一団は,アッラーの御言葉を聞き,それを理解した後で故意にそれを書き変える。


 Do you (faithful believers) covet that they will believe in your religion inspite of the fact that a party of them (Jewish rabbis) used to hear the Word of Allâh [the Taurât (Torah)], then they used to change it knowingly after they understood it?



76. そしてかれらは,信者たちに会うと,「わたしたちは信じる。」と言う。だがお互いだけで会うと,かれらは言う。「アッラーがあなたがたに解明されたものを,態々かれら(ムスリム)に知らせてやり,主の御前で,かれらがそれに就いてあなたがたを説き伏せる(余地を与える)のか。」あなたがたは(かれらの狙いが)分からないのか。


 And when they (Jews) meet those who believe (Muslims), they say, "We believe", but when they meet one another in private, they say, "Shall you (Jews) tell them (Muslims) what Allah has revealed to you [Jews, about the description and the qualities of Prophet Muhammad Peace be upon him , that which are written in the Taurat (Torah)] , that they (Muslims) may argue with you (Jews) about it before your Lord?" Have you (Jews) then no understanding?



77. かれらは知らないのであろうか。アッラーはかれらの隠すことも,現わすことも知り尽くされることを。


 Know they (Jews) not that Allâh knows what they conceal and what they reveal?   




78. またかれらの中には,啓典を知らない文盲がいる,かれらは只(虚しい)願望を持ち,勝手に臆測するだけである。


 And there are among them (Jews) unlettered people, who know not the Book, but they trust upon false desires and they but guess.  




79. 災いあれ,自分の手で啓典を書き,僅かな代償を得るために,「これはアッラーから下ったものだ。」と言う者に。かれらに災いあれ,その手が記したもののために。かれらに災いあれ,それによって利益を得たために。


 Then woe to those who write the Book with their own hands and then say, "This is from Allâh," to purchase with it a little price! Woe to them for what their hands have written and woe to them for that they earn thereby.  





80. そしてかれらは,「業火がわたしたちに触れるのは,何日かの間に過ぎないであろう。」と言う。言ってやるがいい。「あなたがたは,アッラーと約束を結んだと言うのか。それならアッラーは決して破約されないであろう。それともあなたがたは,アッラーに就いて知りもしないことをロにしようとするのか。」


 And they (Jews) say, "The Fire (i.e. Hell-fire on the Day of Resurrection) shall not touch us but for a few numbered days." Say (O Muhammad Peace be upon him to them): "Have you taken a covenant from Allâh, so that Allâh will not break His Covenant? Or is it that you say of Allâh what you know not?"




81. いや悪い行いを重ね,自分の罪で身動きが出来なくなるような者は皆,業火の住人である。その中に永遠に住むのである。


 Yes! Whosoever earns evil and his sin has surrounded him, they are dwellers of the Fire (i.e. Hell); they will dwell therein forever.   



82. だが信仰して善行に勤しむ者は楽園の住人である。その中に永遠に住むのである。


 And those who believe (in the Oneness of Allâh ÊÚÇáì - Islâmic Monotheism) and do righteous good deeds, they are dwellers of Paradise, they will dwell therein forever.




83. われがイスラエルの子孫と,約束を結んだ時のことを思い起せ。(その時われは言った。)「あなたがたはアッラーの外に,何ものも崇めてはならない。父母に孝養をつくし,近親,孤児,貧者を親切に扱い,人びとに善い言葉で話し,礼拝の務めを守り,定めの喜捨をしなさい。」だが,あなたがたの中少数の者を除き,背き去った。


 And (remember) when We took a covenant from the Children of Israel, (saying): Worship none but Allah (Alone) and be dutiful and good to parents, and to kindred, and to orphans and Al-Masakin (the poor), [Tafsir At-Tabari, Vol. 10, Page 158 (Verse 9:60)] and speak good to people [i.e. enjoin righteousness and forbid evil, and say the truth about Muhammad Peace be upon him ], and perform As-Salat (Iqamat-as-Salat), and give Zakat. Then you slid back, except a few of you, while you are backsliders. (Tafsir Al-Qurtubi, Vol. 2, Page 392).


84. またわれが,あなたがたと約束を結んだ時のことを思い起せ。「あなたがたは仲間で血を流してはならない。またあなたがたの同胞を生れた土地から追い出してはならない。」そこであなたがたは,これを厳粛に承認し, 自ら証言したのである。


 And (remember) when We took your covenant (saying): Shed not the blood of your people, nor turn out your own people from their dwellings. Then, (this) you ratified and (to this) you bear witness.  




85. それにも拘らず,その後互いに殺し合ったのはあなたがたであり,また一部の者を生れた土地から追い出し,罪と憎しみとをもって対立し(敵に)味方した。またかれらが捕虜となった時,身代金を取っている。かれらを追放したこと(自体)が,違法であるのに。あなたがたは啓典の一部分を信じて,一部分を拒否するのか。凡そあなたがたの中こんなことをする者の報いは,現世における屈辱でなくてなんであろう。また審判の日には,最も重い懲罰に処せられよう。アッラーはあなたがたの行うことを見逃されない。


 After this, it is you who kill one another and drive out a party of you from their homes, assist (their enemies) against them, in sin and transgression. And if they come to you as captives, you ransom them, although their expulsion was forbidden to you. Then do you believe in a part of the Scripture and reject the rest? Then what is the recompense of those who do so among you, except disgrace in the life of this world, and on the Day of Resurrection they shall be consigned to the most grievous torment. And Allâh is not unaware of what you do.





 86. これらの人びとは,来世の代りに,現世の生活を購った者である。結局かれらの懲罰は軽減されず,また助けも得られないであろう。


 Those are they who have bought the life of this world at the price of the Hereafter. Their torment shall not be lightened nor shall they be helped.





87. こうしてわれはムーサーに啓典を授け,使徒たちにその後を継がせた,またわれはマルヤムの子イーサーに,明証を授け,更に聖霊でかれを強めた。それなのにあなたがた(ユダヤ人たち)は,使徒が自分たちの心にそわないものを齎す度に,倣慢になった。ある者を虚言者呼ばわりし,またある者を殺害した。


 And indeed, We gave Mûsa (Moses) the Book and followed him up with a succession of Messengers. And We gave 'Iesa (Jesus), the son of Maryam (Mary), clear signs and supported him with Rûh-ul-Qudus [Jibrael (Gabriel) <><>]. Is it that whenever there came to you a Messenger with what you yourselves desired not, you grew arrogant? Some, you disbelieved and some, you killed.  




88. かれらは「わたしたちの心は覆われている」と言う。そうではない,アッラーはかれらをその冒瀆のために見限られたのである。したがって信仰に入る者は極く希である。


 And they say, "Our hearts are wrapped (i.e. do not hear or understand Allâh's Word)." Nay, Allâh has cursed them for their disbelief, so little is that which they believe. 




89. (今)アッラーの御許から啓典(クルアーン)が下されて,かれらが所持していたものを更に確認出来るようになったが,――以前から不信心の者に対し勝利を御授け下さいと願っていたにも拘らず――心に思っていたものが実際に下ると,かれらはその信仰を拒否する。アッラーの譴責は必ず不信心者の上に下るであろう。


 And when there came to them (the Jews), a Book (this Qur'ân) from Allâh confirming what is with them [the Taurât (Torah) and the Injeel (Gospel)], although aforetime they had invoked Allâh (for coming of Muhammad Peace be upon him ) in order to gain victory over those who disbelieved, then when there came to them that which they had recognised, they disbelieved in it. So let the Curse of Allâh be on the disbelievers.  




90. 災いは,かれらが自分の魂を売ったことにある。かれらがアッラーの下された啓典を信じないのは,アッラーがよいとされたしもベ(ムハンマド)に,下された恩恵を嫉むためである。それでかれらは,かれの怒りの上に怒りを招いた。不信心者は恥ずべき懲罰を受けるであろう。


 How bad is that for which they have sold their ownselves, that they should disbelieve in that which Allâh has revealed (the Qur'ân), grudging that Allâh should reveal of His Grace unto whom He will of His slaves. So they have drawn on themselves wrath upon wrath. And for the disbelievers, there is disgracing torment.  




91. かれらに向かって,「あなたがたは,アッラーが下されたものを信じなさい。」と言われると,かれらは,「わたしたち(ユダヤ人)は,わたしたちに下されたものを信じる。」と言う。それ以外のものは,仮令かれらが所持するものを確証する真理でさえも信じない。言ってやるがいい。「あなたがたがもし信者ならば,何故以前アッラーの預言者たちを殺害したのか。」


 And when it is said to them (the Jews), "Believe in what Allâh has sent down," they say, "We believe in what was sent down to us." And they disbelieve in that which came after it, while it is the truth confirming what is with them. Say (O Muhammad Peace be upon him to them): "Why then have you killed the Prophets of Allâh aforetime, if you indeed have been believers?" 




 92. 本当にムーサーは,明証をもってあなたがたの許にやって来た。ところがあなたがたは,かれのいない時仔牛を神として拝み,不義の徒となったのである。


 And indeed Mûsa (Moses) came to you with clear proofs, yet you worshipped the calf after he left, and you were Zâlimûn (polytheists and wrong-doers).  




93. またわれが,あなたがたの上に(シナイ)山を持ち上げて,契約を結んだ時のことを思い起せ。「われがあなたがたに下したものをしっかり受け取り,また(われの律法を)聞きなさい。」かれらは(答えて)「わたしたちは聞く,だが従わない。」と言った。この拒否のため,かれらは,仔牛(に対する信仰)を心の中に飲み込んでしまった。言ってやるがいい。「もしあなたがたに信仰があるのなら,あなたがたの信仰の命じることこそ憎むべきである。」


 And (remember) when We took your covenant and We raised above you the Mount (saying), "Hold firmly to what We have given you and hear (Our Word). They said, "We have heard and disobeyed." And their hearts absorbed (the worship of) the calf because of their disbelief. Say: "Worst indeed is that which your faith enjoins on you if you are believers."




94. 言ってやるがいい。「もしアッラーの御許の,来世における住まいが,あなたがた(ユダヤ人)だけの特別あつらえで,外の人びとは入れないものであり,あなたがたが正しいというならば,素直に死を願い出よ。」


 Say to (them): "If the home of the Hereafter with Allâh is indeed for you specially and not for others, of mankind, then long for death if you are truthful."  





95. だがかれらは,その手が予め犯した(罪の)ために,決して死を望まないであろう。アッラーは,不義を行う者を熟知される。


But they will never long for it because of what their hands have sent before them (i.e. what they have done). And Allâh is All-Aware of the Zâlimûn (polytheists and wrong-doers).  





 96. かれらこそ生に最も執着する連中であることを,あなたは知るであろう。多神教徒はそれぞれ千年の寿命を望んでいる。だが仮令生き長らえても,その懲罰からは免れないであろう。アッラーはかれらの行いを凡て御存知であられる。


 And verily, you will find them (the Jews) the greediest of mankind for life and (even greedier) than those who - ascribe partners to Allâh (and do not believe in Resurrection - Magians, pagans, and idolaters, etc.). Everyone of them wishes that he could be given a life of a thousand years. But the grant of such life will not save him even a little from (due) punishment. And Allâh is All-Seer of what they do.  



97. 言ってやるがいい(ムハンマドよ)。「ジブリールに敵対するのは,誰であるのか。本当にかれこそは,アッラーの御許しにより,先にあるものを確証し,また信者への導き,吉報として,あなたの心に(主の啓示を)下す者である。


 Say (O Muhammad Peace be upon him ): "Whoever is an enemy to Jibrael (Gabriel) (let him die in his fury), for indeed he has brought it (this Qur'ân) down to your heart by Allâh's Permission, confirming what came before it [i.e. the Taurât (Torah) and the Injeel (Gospel)] and guidance and glad tidings for the believers.  




98. アッラーとその諸々の天使,使徒およびジブリールとミーカールに敵対する者は,誰であるのか。本当にアッラーこそ不信心者にとっては敵である。」


 "Whoever is an enemy to Allâh, His Angels, His Messengers, Jibrael (Gabriel) and Mikael (Michael), then verily, Allâh is an enemy to the disbelievers."




99. われは,明白な印をあなたに下した。性根の曲がった者の外は,誰もこれを拒否しないであろう。


 And indeed We have sent down to you manifest Ayât (these Verses of the Qur'ân which inform in detail about the news of the Jews and their secret intentions, etc.), and none disbelieve in them but Fâsiqûn (those who rebel against Allâh's Command).  




100. かれら(ユダヤ人)は約束を結ぶ度に,その中の一派の者が,それを放棄する。いや,かれらの多くは(元来)信じないのである。


 Is it not (the case) that every time they make a covenant, some party among them throw it aside? Nay! the truth is most of them believe not.




 101. 使徒がアッラーの御許からやって来て,かれらの所持するものを確証すると,啓典の民の中の一派は,アッラーの啓典をまるで知らなかったかのように,背後に捨てた。


 And when there came to them a Messenger from Allâh (i.e. Muhammad Peace be upon him ) confirming what was with them, a party of those who were given the Scripture threw away the Book of Allâh behind their backs as if they did not know!  




102. そしてかれらは,悪魔たちがスライマーンの王権に就いて,(偽って)述べることに従った。スライマーンは不信心ではなかった。しかし悪魔たちは不信心だったので人びとに妖術を教え,またバービル(バビロン)でハールートとマールートの両天使に授けられたものを教えた。だが両天使は,こう告げた後でなければ,誰にも教えなかった。「わたしたちは試みるだけだ。それで不信心になってはならない。」かれら(人びと)は両者から,夫と妻の間を引き離す術を学んだ。だがかれら(悪魔)とて,アッラーの御許しがない限り,それで誰も害することは出来なかった。しかし人びとは,自分に害になる,益のないことを学んだ。(この術を)購った者は,来世において何の福分にも与れないことを知りながら。ああ,何とつまらないもののために,かれらは魂を売ってしまったのか。かれらにそれが分っていたらよかったのに。


 They followed what the Shayâtin (devils) gave out (falsely of the magic) in the lifetime of Sulaimân (Solomon). Sulaimân did not disbelieve, but the Shayâtin (devils) disbelieved, teaching men magic and such things that came down at Babylon to the two angels, Hârût and Mârût, but neither of these two (angels) taught anyone (such things) till they had said, "We are only for trial, so disbelieve not (by learning this magic from us)." And from these (angels) people learn that by which they cause separation between man and his wife, but they could not thus harm anyone except by Allâh's Leave. And they learn that which harms them and profits them not. And indeed they knew that the buyers of it (magic) would have no share in the Hereafter. And how bad indeed was that for which they sold their ownselves, if they but knew.  




103. かれらがもし信仰して,(悪魔から)その身を守ったならば,アッラーの御許から,きっと良い報奨を得たであろう。かれらにそれが分っていたらよかったのに。


 And if they had believed, and guarded themselves from evil and kept their duty to Allâh, far better would have been the reward from their Lord, if they but knew! 




104. あなたがた信仰する者よ,ラーイナーと言ってはならない,ウンズルナーと言いなさい。そして(使徒の言葉に)耳を傾けなさい。不信者たちには厳しい懲罰が下ろう。


 O you who believe! Say not (to the Messenger Peace be upon him ) Râ'ina [] but say Unzurna (Do


make us understand) and hear. And for the disbelievers there is a painful torment. (See Verse 4:46) 





105. 啓典の民の中,不信心者と多神教徒は,主からあなたがたに善いことが下るのを決して喜ばない。だがアッラーは,御心に適う者に,特別な慈悲をかけられる。アッラーは偉大な恩恵の主であられる。


 Neither those who disbelieve among the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians) nor Al-Mushrikûn (the disbelievers in the Oneness of Allâh, idolaters, polytheists, pagans, etc.) like that there should be sent down unto you any good from your Lord. But Allâh chooses for His Mercy whom He wills. And Allâh is the Owner of Great Bounty.




106. われは(啓示の)どの節を取り消しても,また忘れさせても,それに優るか,またはそれと同様のものを授ける。アッラーは凡てのことに全能であられることを知らないのか。


 Whatever a Verse (revelation) do We abrogate or cause to be forgotten, We bring a better one or similar to it. Know you not that Allâh is able to do all things?  





107. あなたは天と地の大権が,アッラーの有であることを知らないのか。またあなたがたには,アッラー以外に守護者も援助者もないのである。


 Know you not that it is Allâh to Whom belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth? And besides Allâh you have neither any Walî (protector or guardian) nor any helper.  



108. あなたがたは,以前ムーサーが問いただされたように,あなたがたの使徒に詰問しようとするのか。本当に信仰の代わりに不信心を選ぶ者は,公正な道から迷い去った者である。


 Or do you want to ask your Messenger (Muhammad Peace be upon him ) as Mûsa (Moses) was asked before (i.e. show us openly our Lord?) And he who changes Faith for disbelief, verily, he has gone astray from the right way.  




109. 啓典の民の多くは,あなたがたが信仰を受け入れた後でも,不信心に戻そうと望んでいる。真理がかれらに明らかにされているにも拘らず,自分自身の嫉妬心からこう望むのである。だからアッラーの命令が下るまで,かれらを許し,見逃がしておきなさい。本当にアッラーは凡てのことに全能であられる。


 Many of the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians) wish that if they could turn you away as disbelievers after you have believed, out of envy from their ownselves, even, after the truth (that Muhammad Peace be upon him is Allâh's Messenger) has become manifest unto them. But forgive and overlook, till Allâh brings His Command. Verily, Allâh is Able to do all things.  




110. 礼拝の務めを守り,定めの喜捨をしなさい。あなたがたが自分の魂のためになるよう行ったどんな善事も,アッラーの御許で見出されるであろう。誠にアッラーは,あなたがたの行うことを御存知であられる。


 And perform As-Salât (Iqâmat-as-Salât), and give Zakât, and whatever of good (deeds that Allâh loves) you send forth for yourselves before you, you shall find it with Allâh. Certainly, Allâh is All-Seer of what you do.



111. かれらは,「ユダヤ人とキリスト教徒の外,誰も楽園に入いれないだろう。」と言う。それはかれらの(虚しい)望みである。言ってやるがいい。「もしあなたがたが真実なら,証拠を出して見なさい。」


 And they say, "None shall enter Paradise unless he be a Jew or a Christian." These are their own desires. Say (O Muhammad Peace be upon him ), "Produce your proof if you are truthful."  




112. これに反し,アッラーに自分の真心を尽くして服従,帰依し,善行に勤しむ者は,主の御許から報奨を与えられる。かれらには恐れもなく憂いもないであろう。


 Yes, but whoever submits his face (himself) to Allâh (i.e. follows Allâh's Religion of Islâmic Monotheism) and he is a Muhsin (good-doer i.e. performs good deeds totally for Allâh's sake only without any show off or to gain praise or fame, etc., and in accordance with the Sunnah of Allâh's Messenger Muhammad Peace be upon him ) then his reward is with his Lord (Allâh), on such shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve. [See Tafsir Ibn Kathîr, Vol.1, Page 154].  



113. ユダヤ人は言う。「キリスト教徒は,全く拠るところがない。」キリスト教徒も,「ユダヤ人は全く拠るところがない。」と言う。かれらは(同じ)啓典を読誦しているのに。知識のない者どもは,これと同じ(ような)ことを口にする。だがアッラーは,審判の日にかれらの論争に判決を下される。


 The Jews said that the Christians follow nothing (i.e. are not on the right religion); and the Christians said that the Jews follow nothing (i.e. are not on the right religion); though they both recite the Scripture. Like unto their word, said (the pagans) who know not. Allâh will judge between them on the Day of Resurrection about that wherein they have been differing.




114. アッラーの聖なるマスジドで(人びとが)その御名を讃えるのを妨げたり,またそれを破壊しようとする者よりも不将な者がどこにいるだろうか。これらの者は,(本来)恐る恐るそこに足を踏み入れることしか出来ないはずである。かれらは,現世では屈辱を,また来世では厳しい懲罰を受けよう。


 And who is more unjust than those who forbid that Allâh's Name be glorified and mentioned much (i.e. prayers and invocations, etc.) in Allâh's Mosques and strive for their ruin? It was not fitting that such should themselves enter them (Allâh's Mosques) except in fear. For them there is disgrace in this world, and they will have a great torment in the Hereafter.





115. 東も西も,アッラーの有であり,あなたがたがどこに向いても,アッラーの御前にある。本当にアッラーは広大無辺にして全知であられる。


 And to Allâh belong the east and the west, so wherever you turn yourselves or your faces there is the Face of Allâh (and He is High above, over His Throne). Surely! Allâh is All-Sufficient for His creatures' needs, All-Knowing.  



116. またかれらは,「アッラーは御子をもうけられる。」と言う。何と恐れ多いことよ。凡そ,天にあり地にある凡てのものは,かれの有であり,かれに崇敬の誠を尽くします。


 And they (Jews, Christians and pagans) say: Allah has begotten a son (children or offspring). Glory be to Him (Exalted be He above all that they associate with Him). Nay, to Him belongs all that is in the heavens and on earth, and all surrender with obedience (in worship) to Him.





 The Originator of the heavens and the earth. When He decrees a matter, He only says to it : "Be!" - and it is.  


118. 知識のない者たちは,「アッラーは,何故わたしたちに話しかけられず, また印を下されないのだろう。」と言う。以前にもかれらのように言う者がいた。かれらの心は同じようなものである。しっかりした信仰を持つ人びとには,われは種々の印を既に明示している。


 And those who have no knowledge say: "Why does not Allâh speak to us (face to face) or why does not a sign come to us?" So said the people before them words of similar import. Their hearts are alike, We have indeed made plain the signs for people who believe with certainty.  




119. 本当にわれは,吉報と警告の伝達者として,あなたを真理と共に遣わした。あなたは業火の住人に就いて問われることはない。


 Verily, We have sent you (O Muhammad Peace be upon him ) with the truth (Islam), a bringer of glad tidings (for those who believe in what you brought, that they will enter Paradise) and a warner (for those who disbelieve in what you brought, they will enter the Hell-fire). And you will not be asked about the dwellers of the blazing Fire. 


120. ユダヤ教徒もキリスト教徒も,あなたを納得しないであろう。あなたがかれらの宗旨に従わない限りは。言ってやるがいい。「アッラーの導きこそ(真の)導きである。」知識があなたに下っているにも拘らず,かれらの願いに従うならば,アッラー以外には,あなたを守る者も助ける者もないであろう。


 Never will the Jews nor the Christians be pleased with you (O Muhammad Peace be upon him ) till you follow their religion. Say: "Verily, the Guidance of Allâh (i.e. Islâmic Monotheism) that is the (only) Guidance. And if you (O Muhammad Peace be upon him ) were to follow their (Jews and Christians) desires after what you have received of Knowledge (i.e. the Qur'ân), then you would have against Allâh neither any Walî (protector or guardian) nor any helper.  



121. われから啓典を授けられ,それを正しく読誦する者は,これ(クルアーン)を信じる。それを拒否する者どもは失敗者である。


 Those (who embraced Islâm from Banî Israel) to whom We gave the Book [the Taurât (Torah)] [or those (Muhammad's Peace be upon him companions) to whom We have given the Book (the Qur'ân)] recite it (i.e. obey its orders and follow its teachings) as it should be recited (i.e. followed), they are the ones that believe therein. And whoso disbelieves in it (the Qur'ân), those are they who are the losers. (Tafsir Al-Qurtubî. Vol. 2, Page 95).  



122. イスラエルの子孫よ,われがあなたがたに与えた恩恵と,(わが啓示を)万民に先んじ(て下し)たことを念え。


 O Children of Israel! Remember My Favour which I bestowed upon you and that I preferred you to the 'Alamîn (mankind and jinns) (of your time-period, in the past).  




123. 誰一人,他人の身代りとなり得ない日のために,その身を守れ。どんな償いも受け入れられず,どんな執り成しも無駄で,誰にも助けてもらえない(その日のために)。


 And fear the Day (of Judgement) when no person shall avail another, nor shall compensation be accepted from him, nor shall intercession be of use to him, nor shall they be helped.  



124. またイブラーヒームが,ある御言葉で主から試みられ,かれがそれを果たした時を思い起せ。「われはあなたを,人びとの導師としよう。」と主は仰せられた。かれは「またわたしの子孫までもですか。」と申し上げたところ,「われの約束は,悪行をした者たちには及ばない。」と仰せられた。


 And (remember) when the Lord of Ibrâhim (Abraham) [i.e., Allâh] tried him with (certain) Commands, which he fulfilled. He (Allâh) said (to him), "Verily, I am going to make you a leader (Prophet) of mankind." [Ibrâhim (Abraham)] said, "And of my offspring (to make leaders)." (Allâh) said, "My Covenant (Prophethood, etc.) includes not Zâlimûn (polytheists and wrong-doers)."  



125. われが人びとのため,不断に集る場所として,また平安の場として,この家(カアパ)を設けた時を思い起せ。(われは命じた。)「イブラーヒームの(礼拝に)立った所を,あなたがたの礼拝の場としなさい。」またイブラーヒームとイスマーイールに命じた。「あなたがたはこれをタワーフ(回巡)し,イアテカ―フ(御籠り)し,またルクーウ(立礼)し,サジダする者たちのために,わが家を清めなさい。」


 And (remember) when We made the House (the Ka'bah at Makkah) a place of resort for mankind and a place of safety. And take you (people) the Maqâm (place) of Ibrâhim (Abraham) [or the stone on which Ibrâhim (Abraham) <><> stood while he was building the Ka'bah] as a place of prayer (for some of your prayers, e.g. two Rak'at after the Tawâf of the Ka'bah at Makkah), and We commanded Ibrâhim (Abraham) and Ismâ'il (Ishmael) that they should purify My House (the Ka'bah at Makkah) for those who are circumambulating it, or staying (I'tikâf), or bowing or prostrating themselves (there, in prayer).  



126. イブラーヒームが(祈って)言った。「主よ。ここを平安の町にして下さい。その住民に,果実を御授け下さい。アッラーと最後の日を信じる者のために。」するとかれは仰せられた。「信仰を拒否する者にも,しばしの間楽しみを与えよう。その後かれらを火獄の懲罰に,駆り立てるであろう。何と悪い帰り所であることよ。」


 And (remember) when Ibrâhim (Abraham) said, "My Lord, make this city (Makkah) a place of security and provide its people with fruits, such of them as believe in Allâh and the Last Day." He (Allâh) answered: "As for him who disbelieves, I shall leave him in contentment for a while, then I shall compel him to the torment of the Fire, and worst indeed is that destination!"  



127. それからイブラーヒームとイスマーイールが,その家の礎を定めた時のこと。(その時二人は言った。)「主よ,わたしたちから(この奉仕を)受け入れて下さい。本当にあなたは全聴にして全知であられる。


 And (remember) when Ibrâhim (Abraham) and (his son) Ismâ'il (Ishmael) were raising the foundations of the House (the Ka'bah at Makkah), (saying), "Our Lord! Accept (this service) from us. Verily! You are the All-Hearer, the All-Knower." []  




128. 主よ,わたしたち両人を,あなたに服従,帰依する者〔ムスリム〕にして下さい。またわたしたちの子孫をも,あなたに服従,帰依する民〔ウンマ〕にして下さい。わたしたちに祭儀を示し,哀れみを与えて下さい。あなたは度々許される方,慈悲深い方であられる。


 "Our Lord! And make us submissive unto You and of our offspring a nation submissive unto You, and show us our Manâsik [] (all the ceremonies of pilgrimage - Hajj and 'Umrah, etc.), and accept our repentance. Truly, You are the One Who accepts repentance, the Most Merciful.  




129. 主よ,かれらの間にあなたの印を読誦させ啓典と英知を教え,かれらを清める使徒をかれらの中から遣わして下さい。本当にあなたは偉大にして英明な方であられる。」


 "Our Lord! Send amongst them a Messenger of their own (and indeed Allâh answered their invocation by sending Muhammad Peace be upon him ), who shall recite unto them Your Verses and instruct them in the Book (this Qur'ân) and Al-Hikmah (full knowledge of the Islâmic laws and jurisprudence or wisdom or Prophethood, etc.), and sanctify them. Verily! You are the All-Mighty, the All-Wise."  




130. 愚か者でもない限り,誰がイブラーヒームの教えを避けるであろうか。まさにわれは,現世においてかれを選んだ。来世においても,かれはきっと正義の徒の1人である。


  And who turns away from the religion of Ibrâhim (Abraham) (i.e. Islâmic Monotheism) except him who befools himself? Truly, We chose him in this world and verily, in the Hereafter he will be among the righteous.  



131. 主がかれに向かって,「服従,帰依しなさい。」と仰せられた時を思い起せ。かれは,「わたしは,万有の主に服従,帰依します。」と申し上げた。


 When his Lord said to him, "Submit (i.e. be a Muslim)!" He said, "I have submitted myself (as a Muslim) to the Lord of the 'Alamîn (mankind, jinns and all that exists)."  




132. イブラーヒームは,このことをその子孫に伝え,ヤアコーブもまた(それにならった)。「わたしの子孫よ,アッラーはあなたがたのために,この教えを選ばれた。だから必ずムスリム(服従,帰依者)となって死なねばならない。」


 And this (submission to Allâh, Islâm) was enjoined by Ibrâhim (Abraham) upon his sons and by Ya'qûb (Jacob), (saying), "O my sons! Allâh has chosen for you the (true) religion, then die not except in the Faith of Islâm (as Muslims - Islâmic Monotheism)."  



133. ヤアコーブが臨終の時,あなたがたは立ち会ったか。かれがその子孫に向かって,「わたしが亡き後,あなたがたは何に仕えるのか。」と言うと,かれらは,「わたしたちはあなたの神,イブラーヒーム,イスマーイール,イスハークの神,唯一の神(アッラー)に仕えます。かれに,わたしたちは服従,帰依します。」と言った。


 Or were you witnesses when death approached Ya'qub (Jacob)? When he said unto his sons, "What will you worship after me?" They said, "We shall worship your Ilah (God - Allah), the Ilah (God) of your fathers, Ibrahim (Abraham), Isma'il (Ishmael), Ishaque (Isaac), One Ilah (God), and to Him we submit (in Islam)."


134. これは過ぎ去った民〔ウンマ〕のことである。かれらにはその稼いだことに対し,またあなたがたにもその稼いだことに対し(応報があろう)。かれらの行ったことに就いて,あなたがたが問われることはないのである。


  That was a nation who has passed away. They shall receive the reward of what they earned and you of what you earn. And you will not be asked of what they used to do. 



135. かれらは言う。「あなたがたは正しく導かれたいならば,ユダヤ教徒かキリスト教徒になりなさい。」言ってやるがいい。「いや,わたしたちはイブラーヒ―ムの純正の教えを信奉する。かれは,多神教徒の仲間ではなかった。」


 And they say, "Be Jews or Christians, then you will be guided." Say (to them, O Muhammad Peace be upon him ), "Nay, (We follow) only the religion of Ibrâhim (Abraham), Hanifa [Islâmic Monotheism, i.e. to worship none but Allâh (Alone)], and he was not of Al-Mushrikûn (those who worshipped others along with Allâh - see V.2:105)."   




136. 言え,「わたしたちはアッラーを信じ,わたしたちに啓示されたものを信じます。またイブラーヒーム,イスマーイール,イスハーク,ヤアコーブと諸支部族に啓示されたもの,とムーサーとイーサーに与えられたもの,と主から預言者たちに下されたものを信じます。かれらの間のどちらにも,差別をつけません。かれにわたしたちは服従,帰依します。」


 Say (O Muslims), "We believe in Allâh and that which has been sent down to us and that which has been sent down to Ibrâhim (Abraham), Ismâ'il (Ishmael), Ishâque (Isaac), Ya'qûb (Jacob), and to Al-Asbât [the twelve sons of Ya'qûb (Jacob)], and that which has been given to Mûsa (Moses) and 'Iesa (Jesus), and that which has been given to the Prophets from their Lord. We make no distinction between any of them, and to Him we have submitted (in Islâm)."  




137. それでもしかれらが,あなたがたのように信仰するならば,かれらは確かに正しい導きの中にいる。だがもし背き去るならば,かれらは離ればなれとなるであろう。彼らのことはアッラーに御任せしておけ。かれは全聴にして全知であられる。


 So if they believe in the like of that which you believe, then they are rightly guided, but if they turn away, then they are only in opposition. So Allâh will suffice you against them. And He is the All-Hearer, the All-Knower.  



138. アッラーの色染めというが,誰がアッラーよりも良く色染め出来ようか。わたしたちが仕えるのはかれである。


 [Our Sibghah (religion) is] the Sibghah (Religion) of Allâh (Islâm) and which Sibghah (religion) can be better than Allâh's? And we are His worshippers. [Tafsir Ibn Kathîr.]  




139. (ユダヤ教徒やキリスト教徒たちに)言ってやるがいい。「あなたがたは,アッラーに就いてわたしたちと論議するのか,かれはわたしたちの主であり,またあなたがたの主であられる。わたしたちにはわたしたちの行いがあり,あなたがたにはあなたがたの行いがある。 わたしたちは,かれに誠を尽くします。


 Say (O Muhammad Peace be upon him to the Jews and Christians), "Dispute you with us about Allah while He is our Lord and your Lord? And we are to be rewarded for our deeds and you for your deeds. And we are sincere to Him in worship and obedience (i.e. we worship Him Alone and none else, and we obey His Orders)."


140. またあなたがたは,『イブラーヒーム,イスマーイール,イスハーク,ヤアコーブ,とその諸支部族が,ユダヤ教徒またはキリスト教徒であった。』と言うのか。言ってやるがいい。『最もよく知る者は,あなたがたなのか,それともアッラーであられるのか。アッラーから下された証拠を持ちながら,それを隠すよりも酷い不正があろうか。』アッラーは,あなたがたの行うことに無頓着な方ではない。」


 Or say you that Ibrâhim (Abraham), Ismâ'il (Ishmael), Ishâque (Isaac), Ya'qûb (Jacob) and Al-Asbât [the twelve sons of Ya'qûb (Jacob)] were Jews or Christians? Say, "Do you know better or does Allâh (knows better… that they all were Muslims)? And who is more unjust than he who conceals the testimony [i.e. to believe in Prophet Muhammad Peace be upon him when he comes, written in their Books. (See Verse 7:157)] he has from Allâh? And Allâh is not unaware of what you do."  





141. かれらは過ぎ去った共同体〔ウンマ〕である。かれらにはその稼ぎがあり,またあなたがたには,その稼ぎがある。かれらの行いに就いて,あなたがたが問われることはないのである。


 That was a nation who has passed away. They shall receive the reward of what they earned, and you of what you earn. And you will not be asked of what they used to do.  





 142. 人びとの中の愚かな者は言うであろう。「どうしてかれら(ムスリム)は守っていた方向〔キブラ〕を変えたのか。」言ってやるがいい。「東も西もアッラーの有である。かれは御心にかなう者を,正しい道に導かれる。」


 The fools (pagans, hypocrites, and Jews) among the people will say, "What has turned them (Muslims) from their Qiblah [prayer direction (towards Jerusalem)] to which they were used to face in prayer." Say, (O Muhammad SAW) "To Allâh belong both, east and the west. He guides whom He wills to a Straight Way." 




143. このようにわれは,あなたがたを中正の共同体〔ウンマ〕とする。それであなたがたは,人びとに対し証人であり,また使徒は,あなたがたに対し証人である。われがあなたがたの守っていたものに対し,この方向〔キブラ〕を定めたのは,只,踵を返す者と使徒に従う者とを見分けるためである。これは容易ではない事であるが,アッラーが導かれる者にとっては何でもない。だがアッラーは,あなたがたの信仰を決して虚しくなされない。本当にアッラーは人間に対し,限りなく優しく慈悲深い方であられる。


 Thus We have made you [true Muslims - real believers of Islamic Monotheism, true followers of Prophet Muhammad SAW and his Sunnah (legal ways)], a Wasat (just) (and the best) nation, that you be witnesses over mankind and the Messenger (Muhammad SAW) be a witness over you. And We made the Qiblah (prayer direction towards Jerusalem) which you used to face, only to test those who followed the Messenger (Muhammad SAW) from those who would turn on their heels (i.e. disobey the Messenger). Indeed it was great (heavy) except for those whom Allah guided. And Allah would never make your faith (prayers) to be lost (i.e. your prayers offered towards Jerusalem). Truly, Allah is full of kindness, the Most Merciful towards mankind.


144. われはあなたが(導きを求め),天に顔を巡らすのを見る。そこでわれは,あなたの納得するキブラに,あなたを向かわせる。あなたの顔を聖なるマスジドの方向に向けなさい。あなたがたは何処にいても,あなたがたの顔をキブラに向けなさい。本当に啓典の民は,それが主からの真理であることを知っている。アッラーは,かれらの行うことに無頓着な方ではない。


 Verily! We have seen the turning of your (Muhammad's SAW) face towards the heaven. Surely, We shall turn you to a Qiblah (prayer direction) that shall please you, so turn your face in the direction of Al-Masjid- al-Harâm (at Makkah). And wheresoever you people are, turn your faces (in prayer) in that direction. Certainly, the people who were given the Scriptures (i.e. Jews and the Christians) know well that, that (your turning towards the direction of the Ka'bah at Makkah in prayers) is the truth from their Lord. And Allâh is not unaware of what they do.  




145. 仮令あなたが,凡ての印を啓典の民に提示しても,かれらはあなたのキブラに従わないであろう。またあなたもかれらのキブラに従わない。かれらは互いに,他の者のキブラに従わない。あなたに知識が授けられた後,もしかれらの(虚しい)望みに従うならば,本当にあなたは,不義を行う者の仲間である。


 And even if you were to bring to the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians) all the Ayât (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.), they would not follow your Qiblah (prayer direction), nor are you going to follow their Qiblah (prayer direction). And they will not follow each other's Qiblah (prayer direction). Verily, if you follow their desires after that which you have received of knowledge (from Allâh), then indeed you will be one of the Zâlimûn (polytheists, wrong-doers, etc.).  



146. われが啓典を授けた者たちは,自分の子を認めるようにそれを認める。だがかれら一部の者は,承知の上で真理を隠す。


 Those to whom We gave the Scripture (Jews and Christians) recognise him (Muhammad SAW or the Ka'bah at Makkah) as they recongise their sons. But verily, a party of them conceal the truth while they know it - [i.e. the qualities of Muhammad SAW which are written in the Taurât (Torah) and the Injeel (Gospel)].  


147. 真理は主から(来たもの)である。だからあなたがたは疑うべきではない。


  (This is) the truth from your Lord. So be you not one of those who doubt.  





148. 各人にはその向かう方位がある。それで互いに凡ての善事を競え。あなたがたは何処にいても,アッラーは一斉にあなたがたを集められる。誠にアッラーは凡てのことに全能であられる。


 For every nation there is a direction to which they face (in their prayers). So hasten towards all that is good. Wheresoever you may be, Allâh will bring you together (on the Day of Resurrection). Truly, Allâh is Able to do all things.  






149. だからあなたは,何処に行っても,顔を聖なるマスジドの方に向けなさい。これは本当に,あなたの主からの真理である。アッラーは,あなたがたの行うことに無頓着な方ではない。


 And from wheresoever you start forth (for prayers), turn your face in the direction of Al-Masjid-al-Harâm (at Makkah), that is indeed the truth from your Lord. And Allâh is not unaware of what you do. 




150. だからあなたがたは,何処に行っても,顔を聖なるマスジドの方に向けなさい。またあなたがたは何処にいても,顔をそこに向けなさい。これは不義を行う者は論外であるが,人々があなたがたに対しとやかく言う余地を無くすためである。だからかれらを恐れず,ただわれを畏れなさい。それはあなたがたに対する,わが恩恵を全うするためである。あなたがたは恐らく正しい導きを与えられるであろう。


 And from wheresoever you start forth (for prayers), turn your face in the direction of Al-Masjid-al-Harâm (at Makkah), and wheresoever you are, turn your faces towards, it (when you pray) so that men may have no argument against you except those of them that are wrong-doers, so fear them not, but fear Me! - And so that I may complete My Blessings on you and that you may be guided.  






151. われはあなたがたの一人をわが使徒として遣わし,わが印をあなたがたに読誦して,あなたがたを清め,また啓典と英知を教え,あなたがたの知らなかったことを教えさせた。


 Similarly (to complete My Blessings on you) We have sent among you a Messenger (Muhammad SAW) of your own, reciting to you Our Verses (the Qur'ân) and sanctifying you, and teaching you the Book (the Qur'ân) and the Hikmah (i.e. Sunnah, Islâmic laws and Fiqh - jurisprudence), and teaching you that which you used not to know.  




152. だからわれを念じなさい。そうすればわれもあなたがたに就いて考慮するであろう。われに感謝し,恩を忘れてはならない。


 Therefore remember Me (by praying, glorifying, etc.). I will remember you, and be grateful to Me (for My countless Favours on you) and never be ungrateful to Me.




153. あなたがた信仰する者よ,忍耐と礼拝によって助けを求めなさい。本当にアッラーは耐え忍ぶ者と共におられる。


 O you who believe! Seek help in patience and As-Salât (the prayer). Truly! Allâh is with As-Sâbirin (the patient ones, etc.).  





154. アッラーの道のために殺害された者を,「(かれらは)死んだ。」と言ってはならない。いや,(かれらは)生きている。只あなたがたが知らないだけである。


 And say not of those who are killed in the Way of Allâh, "They are dead." Nay, they are living, but you perceive (it) not.





155. われは,恐れや飢え,と共に財産や生命,(あなたがたの労苦の)果実の損失で,必ずあなたがたを試みる。だが耐え忍ぶ者には吉報を伝えなさい。


 And certainly, We shall test you with something of fear, hunger, loss of wealth, lives and fruits, but give glad tidings to As-Sâbirin (the patient ones, etc.).





156. 災難に遭うと,「本当にわたしたちは,アッラーのもの。かれの御許にわたしたちは帰ります。」と言う者,


 Who, when afflicted with calamity, say: "Truly! To Allâh we belong and truly, to Him we shall return."  



157. このような者の上にこそ主からの祝福と御恵みは下り,またかれらは,正しく導かれる。


 They are those on whom are the Salawât (i.e. blessings, etc.) (i.e. who are blessed and will be forgiven) from their Lord, and (they are those who) receive His Mercy, and it is they who are the guided-ones.  




158. 本当にサファーとマルワは,アッラーの印の中である。だから聖殿に巡礼する者,または(小巡礼のためにそれを)訪れる者は,この両丘をタフーフ(回巡)しても罪ではない。進んで善い行いをする者には,本当にアッラーは嘉し,それをよく御認め下さる。


 Verily! As-Safa and Al-Marwah (two mountains in Makkah) are of the Symbols of Allah. So it is not a sin on him who perform Hajj or 'Umrah (pilgrimage) of the House (the Ka'bah at Makkah) to perform the going (Tawaf) between them (As-Safa and Al-Marwah). And whoever does good voluntarily, then verily, Allah is All-Recogniser, All-Knower.




159. 啓典の中で人びとのためわれが解明した後で,凡そわれが下した明証と導きを隠す者たちは,アッラーの怒りに触れ,呪う者たちの呪いにも会うであろう。


 Verily, those who conceal the clear proofs, evidences and the guidance, which We have sent down, after We have made it clear for the people in the Book, they are the ones cursed by Allâh and cursed by the cursers. 




160. だが悔悟してその身を修め,(真理を)公然と表明する者は別で,これらの者には,われはその悔悟を許すであろう。本当にわれは度々許す,慈悲深い者である。


 Except those who repent and do righteous deeds, and openly declare (the truth which they concealed). These, I will accept their repentance. And I am the One Who accepts repentance, the Most Merciful.  



161. 本当に信仰を拒んで不信者として死ぬ者たち,かれらの上にはアッラーの譴責と,天使たちおよび全人類の呪いがある。


 Verily, those who disbelieve, and die while they are disbelievers, it is they on whom is the Curse of Allâh and of the angels and of mankind, combined.




162. かれらはその中に永遠に住むであろう。その懲罰は軽減されず,また猶予もないであろう。


 They will abide therein (under the curse in Hell), their punishment will neither be lightened, nor will they be reprieved.  




163. あなたがたの神は唯一の神(アッラー)である。かれの外に神はなく,慈悲あまねく慈愛深き方である。


 And your Ilâh (God) is One Ilâh (God - Allâh), Lâ ilâha illa Huwa (there is none who has the right to be worshipped but He), the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful. 




164. 本当に天と地の創造,昼夜の交替,人を益するものを運んで海原をゆく船の中に,またアッラーが天から降らせて死んだ大地を甦らせ,生きとし生けるものを地上に広く散らばせる雨の中に,また風向きの変換,果ては天地の間にあって奉仕する雲の中に,理解ある者への(アッラーの)印がある。


 Verily! In the creation of the heavens and the earth, and in the alternation of night and day, and the ships which sail through the sea with that which is of use to mankind, and the water (rain) which Allâh sends down from the sky and makes the earth alive therewith after its death, and the moving (living) creatures of all kinds that He has scattered therein, and in the veering of winds and clouds which are held between the sky and the earth, are indeed Ayât (proofs, evidences, signs, etc.) for people of understanding.  



165. だが人びとの中にはアッラーの外に同位の者を設けて,アッラーを愛するようにそれらを愛する者もある。だが信仰する者たちは,アッラーを激しく熱愛する。これら悪を行う者が,その懲罰を見る時思い知るがいい。一切の権能がアッラーに属し,またアッラーが厳しい懲罰を加えられることを。


 And of mankind are some who take (for worship) others besides Allah as rivals (to Allah). They love them as they love Allah. But those who believe, love Allah more (than anything else). If only, those who do wrong could see, when they will see the torment, that all power belongs to Allah and that Allah is Severe in punishment. 


166. その時指導者たちは追従者を見捨てて,懲罰を目の辺にして,かれらの間の一切の絆が断絶するであろう。


 When those who were followed, disown (declare themselves innocent of) those who followed (them), and they see the torment, then all their relations will be cut off from them.  




167. それで追従者たちは言う。「もしわたしたちが今一度ひき返すことが出来るならば,かれらがわたしたちを見捨てたようにかれらを見捨てるのだが。」アッラーはこのように,自分の行い(の果実)を明示される。かれらにとって痛恨の外ないであろう。かれらは業火(の責め苦)から出ることは出来ない。


 And those who followed will say: "If only we had one more chance to return (to the worldly life), we would disown (declare ourselves as innocent from) them as they have disowned (declared themselves as innocent from) us." Thus Allâh will show them their deeds as regrets for them. And they will never get out of the Fire .  




168. 人びとよ,地上にあるものの中良い合法なものを食べて,悪魔の歩みに従ってはならない。本当にかれは,あなたがたにとって公然の敵である。


 O mankind! Eat of that which is lawful and good on the earth, and follow not the footsteps of Shaitân (Satan). Verily, he is to you an open enemy.   





169. かれは,唯罪悪と醜事をあなたがたに命じ,アッラーに就いて,あなたがたの知らないことをロ走らせる。


 [Shaitân (Satan)] commands you only what is evil and Fahshâ (sinful), and that you should say against Allâh what you know not.  





170. かれらに,「アッラーが啓示されたところに従え。」と言えば,かれらは,「いや,わたしたちは祖先の道に従う。」と言う。何と,かれらの祖先は全く蒙昧で,(正しく)導かれなかったではないか。


 When it is said to them: "Follow what Allâh has sent down." They say: "Nay! We shall follow what we found our fathers following." (Would they do that!) Even though their fathers did not understand anything nor were they guided? 





171. 信仰を拒む者たちを譬えるならば,何と呼びかけられても,呼び声と叫び声の外聞けない者のようで,聾唖者,盲人である。したがってかれらは理解することが出来ない。


And the example of those who disbelieve, is as that of him who shouts to the (flock of sheep) that hears nothing but calls and cries. (They are) deaf, dumb and blind. So they do not understand.  




172. 信仰する者よ,われがあなたがたに与えた良いものを食べなさい。そしてアッラーに感謝しなさい。もしあなたがたが本当に,かれに仕えるのであるならば。


 O you who believe (in the Oneness of Allâh - Islâmic Monotheism)! Eat of the lawful things that We have provided you with, and be grateful to Allâh, if it is indeed He Whom you worship.  




173. かれがあなたがたに,(食べることを)禁じられるものは,死肉,血,豚肉,およびアッラー以外(の名)で供えられたものである。だが故意に違反せず,また法を越えず必要に迫られた場合は罪にはならない。アッラーは寛容にして慈悲深い方であられる。


 He has forbidden you only the Maytatah (dead animals), and blood, and the flesh of swine, and that which is slaughtered as a scrifice for others than Allâh (or has been slaughtered for idols, etc., on which Allâh's Name has not been mentioned while slaughtering). But if one is forced by necessity without wilful disobedience nor transgressing due limits, then there is no sin on him. Truly, Allâh is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful. 




174. アッラーが啓示された啓典の一部を隠し,それで僅かな利益を購う者は,その腹の中に火だけを飲み,復活の日にアッラーの御言葉もなく,また清めてもいただけないであろう。かれらは痛ましい懲罰を受ける。


 Verily, those who conceal what Allâh has sent down of the Book, and purchase a small gain therewith (of worldly things), they eat into their bellies nothing but fire. Allâh will not speak to them on the Day of Resurrection, nor purify them, and theirs will be a painful torment.




175. これらの者は,導きの代りに迷いを購い,また寛容の代りに懲罰を購う者たちである。 かれらは如何に業火(の責め苦)を耐えねばならないことであろうか。


 Those are they who have purchased error at the price of Guidance, and torment at the price of Forgiveness. So how bold they are (for evil deeds which will push them) to the Fire.





176. それというのもアッラーが,真理をもって啓典を下されたからである。この啓典に就いて異論を唱える者は,遠く離れ去った者たちである。


 That is because Allâh has sent down the Book (the Qur'ân) in truth. And verily, those who disputed as regards the Book are far away in opposition.  




177. 正しく仕えるということは,あなたがたの顔を東または西に向けることではない。つまり正しく仕えるとは,アッラーと最後の(審判の)日,天使たち,諸啓典と預言者たちを信じ,かれを愛するためにその財産を,近親,孤児,貧者,旅路にある者や物乞いや奴隷の解放のために費やし,礼拝の務めを守り,定めの喜捨を行い,約束した時はその約束を果たし,また困苦と逆境と非常時に際しては,よく耐え忍ぶ者。これらこそ真実な者であり,またこれらこそ主を畏れる者である。


 It is not Al-Birr (piety, righteousness, and each and every act of obedience to Allah, etc.) that you turn your faces towards east and (or) west (in prayers); but Al-Birr is (the quality of) the one who believes in Allah, the Last Day, the Angels, the Book, the Prophets and gives his wealth, in spite of love for it, to the kinsfolk, to the orphans, and to Al-Masakin (the poor), and to the wayfarer, and to those who ask, and to set slaves free, performs As-Salat (Iqamat-as-Salat), and gives the Zakat, and who fulfill their covenant when they make it, and who are As-Sabirin (the patient ones, etc.) in extreme poverty and ailment (disease) and at the time of fighting (during the battles). Such are the people of the truth and they are Al­Muttaqun (pious - see V.2:2). 


178. 信仰する者よ,あなたがたには殺害に対する報復が定められた。自由人には自由人,奴隷には奴隷,婦人には婦人と。だがかれ(加害者)に,(被害者の)兄弟から軽減の申し出があった場合は,(加害者は)誠意をもって丁重に弁償しなさい。これはあなたがたへの主からの(報復の)緩和であり,慈悲である。それで今後これに違反する者は,痛ましい懲罰を受けるであろう。


 O you who believe! Al-Qisâs (the Law of Equality in punishment) is prescribed for you in case of murder: the free for the free, the slave for the slave, and the female for the female. But if the killer is forgiven by the brother (or the relatives, etc.) of the killed against blood money, then adhering to it with fairness and payment of the blood money, to the heir should be made in fairness. This is an alleviation and a mercy from your Lord. So after this whoever transgresses the limits (i.e. kills the killer after taking the blood money), he shall have a painful torment.



179. この報復(の掟)には,あなたがたへの生命(の救助)がある。思慮ある者たちよ,恐らくあなたがたは主を畏れるであろう。


 And there is (a saving of) life for you in Al-Qisâs (the Law of Equality in punishment), O men of understanding, that you may become Al-Muttaqûn (the pious - see V.2:2).  




180. あなたがたの中,死が近付いて,もし財産を残す時は,両親と近親に,公正な遺言をするよう定められている。これは,主を畏れる者の義務である。


 It is prescribed for you, when death approaches any of you, if he leaves wealth, that he make a bequest to parents and next of kin, according to reasonable manners. (This is) a duty upon Al-Muttaqûn (the pious - see V.2:2).




181. それを聞いた後,(その遺言を勝手に)変更する者があれば,罪はそれを変更した者の上にある。本当にアッラーは,全聴にして全知であられる。


 Then whoever changes the bequest after hearing it, the sin shall be on those who make the change. Truly, Allâh is All-Hearer, All-Knower.  




182. ただし,遺言者に不公平または不正のあることを恐れる者が,当事者の間を調停するのは,罪ではない。アッラーは寛容にして慈悲深き御方である。


 But he who fears from a testator some unjust act or wrong-doing, and thereupon he makes peace between the parties concerned, there shall be no sin on him. Certainly, Allâh is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.   



183. 信仰する者よ,あなたがた以前の者に定められたようにあなたがたに斎戒が定められた。恐らくあなたがたは主を畏れるであろう。


 O you who believe! Observing As-Saum (the fasting) is prescribed for you as it was prescribed for those before you, that you may become Al-Muttaqun (the pious - see V.2:2). 



184. (斎戒は)定められた日数である。だがあなたがたのうち病人,または旅路にある者は,後の日に(同じ)日数を(斎戒)すればよい。それに耐え難い者の償いは,貧者への給養である。すすんで善い行いをすることは,自分のために最もよい。もしあなたがたがよく(その精神を)会得したならば,斎戒は更にあなたがたのために良いであろう。


 [Observing Saum (fasts)] for a fixed number of days, but if any of you is ill or on a journey, the same number (should be made up) from other days. And as for those who can fast with difficulty, (e.g. an old man, etc.), they have (a choice either to fast or) to feed a Miskîn (poor person) (for every day). But whoever does good of his own accord, it is better for him. And that you fast, it is better for you if only you know.  



185. ラマダーンの月こそは,人類の導きとして,また導きと(正邪の)識別の明証としてクルアーンが下された月である。それであなたがたの中,この月(家に)いる者は,この月中,斎戒しなければならない。病気にかかっている者,または旅路にある者は,後の日に,同じ日数を(斎戒する)。アッラーはあなたがたに易きを求め,困難を求めない。これはあなたがたが定められた期間を全うして,導きに対し,アッラーを讃えるためで,恐らくあなたがたは感謝するであろう。


The month of Ramadân in which was revealed the Qur'ân, a guidance for mankind and clear proofs for the guidance and the criterion (between right and wrong). So whoever of you sights (the crescent on the first night of) the month (of Ramadân i.e. is present at his home), he must observe Saum (fasts) that month, and whoever is ill or on a journey, the same number [of days which one did not observe Saum (fasts) must be made up] from other days. Allâh intends for you ease, and He does not want to make things difficult for you. (He wants that you) must complete the same number (of days), and that you must magnify Allâh [i.e. to say Takbîr (Allâhu-Akbar; Allâh is the Most Great) on seeing the crescent of the months of Ramadân and Shawwâl] for having guided you so that you may be grateful to Him.   



186. われのしもべたちが,われに就いてあなたに問う時,(言え)われは本当に(しもべたちの)近くにいる。かれがわれに祈る時はその嘆願の祈りに答える。それでわれ(の呼びかけ)に答えさせ,われを信仰させなさい,恐らくかれらは正しく導かれるであろう。


And when My slaves ask you (O Muhammad SAW) concerning Me, then (answer them), I am indeed near (to them by My Knowledge). I respond to the invocations of the supplicant when he calls on Me (without any mediator or intercessor). So let them obey Me and believe in Me, so that they may be led aright.  



187. あなたがたは斎戒の夜,妻と交わることを許される。かの女らはあなたがたの衣であり,あなたがたはまたかの女らの衣である。アッラーはあなたがたが自ら欺いているのを知っておられ,不憫におもわれ,あなたがたを許された。だからかの女らと交わり,アッラーがあなたがたのため,定められたところに従え。また自糸と黒糸の見分けられる黎明になるまで食べて飲め。その後は日暮れまで斎戒を全うしなさい。マスジドに御籠りしている間,かの女らに交わってはならない。これはアッラーの(定められた)掟だから,かの女に近付いてはならない。このようにアッラーは,人びとに印を説き明かされる。恐らくかれらは主を畏れるであろう。


It is made lawful for you to have sexual relations with your wives on the night of As-Saum (the fasts). They are Lîbas [i.e. body cover, or screen, or Sakan, (i.e. you enjoy the pleasure of living with her - as in Verse 7:189) Tafsir At-Tabarî], for you and you are the same for them. Allâh knows that you used to deceive yourselves, so He turned to you (accepted your repentance) and forgave you. So now have sexual relations with them and seek that which Allâh has ordained for you (offspring), and eat and drink until the white thread (light) of dawn appears to you distinct from the black thread (darkness of night), then complete your Saum (fast) till the nightfall. And do not have sexual relations with them (your wives) while you are in I'tikâf (i.e. confining oneself in a mosque for prayers and invocations leaving the worldly activities) in the mosques. These are the limits (set) by Allâh, so approach them not. Thus does Allâh make clear His Ayât (proofs, evidences, lessons, signs, revelations, verses, laws, legal and illegal things, Allâh's set limits, orders, etc.) to mankind that they may become Al-Muttaqûn (the pious - see V.2:2).   



188. あなたがたの間で,不法にあなたがたの財産を貪ってはならない。またそれを贈って裁判官に近付き,他人の財産の一部を,不当であると知りながら貪ってはならない。


 And eat up not one another's property unjustly (in any illegal way e.g. stealing, robbing, deceiving, etc.), nor give bribery to the rulers (judges before presenting your cases) that you may knowingly eat up a part of the property of others sinfully.  



189. かれらは新月に就いて,あなたに問うであろう。言ってやるがいい。「それは人びとのため,また巡礼のための時の定めである。」 またあなたがたが,自分の家の裏口から入るのは善行ではない。凡そ善行とは,主を畏れることである。だから家に入るには,正門から入りなさい。アッラーを畏れよ,あなたがたは恐らく至上の幸福を成就するであろう。


They ask you (O Muhammad SAW) about the new moons. Say: These are signs to mark fixed periods of time for mankind and for the pilgrimage. It is not Al-Birr (piety, righteousness, etc.) that you enter the houses from the back but Al-Birr (is the quality of the one) who fears Allâh. So enter houses through their proper doors, and fear Allâh that you may be successful.  



190. あなたがたに戦いを挑む者があれば,アッラーの道のために戦え。だが侵略的であってはならない。本当にアッラーは,侵略者を愛さない。


And fight in the Way of Allah those who fight you, but transgress not the limits. Truly, Allah likes not the transgressors. [This Verse is the first one that was revealed in connection with Jihad, but it was supplemented by another (V.9:36)]. 



191. かれらに会えば,何処でもこれを殺しなさい。あなたがたを追放したところから,かれらを追放しなさい。本当に迫害は殺害より,もっと悪い。



And kill them wherever you find them, and turn them out from where they have turned you out. And Al-Fitnah is worse than killing. And fight not with them at Al-Masjid-al-Haram (the sanctuary at Makkah), unless they (first) fight you there. But if they attack you, then kill them. Such is the recompense of the disbelievers.



192. だがかれらが(戦いを)止めたならば,本当にアッラーは,寛容にして慈悲深くあられる。


But if they cease, then Allâh is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.   




193. 迫害がなくなって, この教義がアッラーのため(最も有力なもの)になるまでかれらに対して戦え。



And fight them until there is no more Fitnah (disbelief and worshipping of others along with Allah) and (all and every kind of) worship is for Allah (Alone). But if they cease, let there be no transgression except against Az-Zalimun (the polytheists, and wrong-doers, etc.)


194. 聖月には聖月,また聖事には聖事,これが報復である。誰でも,あなたがたに敵対する者には,同じように敵対しなさい。



The sacred month is for the sacred month, and for the prohibited things, there is the Law of Equality (Qisâs). Then whoever transgresses the prohibition against you, you transgress likewise against him. And fear Allâh, and know that Allâh is with Al-Muttaqûn (the pious - see V.2:2) .   


195. またアッラーの道のために(あなたがたの授けられたものを)施しなさい。




And spend in the Cause of Allâh (i.e. Jihâd of all kinds, etc.) and do not throw yourselves into destruction (by not spending your wealth in the Cause of Allâh), and do good. Truly, Allâh loves Al-Muhsinûn (the good-doers).  



196. アッラーのために,巡礼〔ハッジ〕と小巡礼〔オムラ〕を全うしなさい。









And perform properly (i.e. all the ceremonies according to the ways of Prophet Muhammad SAW), the Hajj and 'Umrah (i.e. the pilgrimage to Makkah) for Allâh. But if you are prevented (from completing them), sacrifice a Hady (animal, i.e. a sheep, a cow, or a camel, etc.) such as you can afford, and do not shave your heads until the Hady reaches the place of sacrifice. And whosoever of you is ill or has an ailment in his scalp (necessitating shaving), he must pay a Fidyah (ransom) of either observing Saum (fasts) (three days) or giving Sadaqah (charity - feeding six poor persons) or offering sacrifice (one sheep). Then if you are in safety and whosoever performs the 'Umrah in the months of Hajj, before (performing) the Hajj, (i.e. Hajj-at-Tamattu' and Al-Qirân), he must slaughter a Hady such as he can afford, but if he cannot afford it, he should observe Saum (fasts) three days during the Hajj and seven days after his return (to his home), making ten days in all. This is for him whose family is not present at Al-Masjid-al-Harâm (i.e. non-resident of Makkah). And fear Allâh much and know that Allâh is Severe in punishment.  



197. 巡礼(の時期)は周知の数月である。





The Hajj (pilgrimage) is (in) the well-known (lunar year) months (i.e. the 10th month, the 11th month and the first ten days of the 12th month of the Islamic calendar, i.e. two months and ten days). So whosoever intends to perform Hajj therein by assuming Ihram), then he should not have sexual relations (with his wife), nor commit sin, nor dispute unjustly during the Hajj. And whatever good you do, (be sure) Allah knows it. And take a provision (with you) for the journey, but the best provision is At-Taqwa (piety, righteousness, etc.). So fear Me, O men of understanding! 



198. 主の恩恵を求めて祈(り巡礼中に商売す)るのは,あなたがたにとって罪ではない。





There is no sin on you if you seek the Bounty of your Lord (during pilgrimage by trading, etc.). Then when you leave 'Arafat, remember Allah (by glorifying His Praises, i.e. prayers and invocations, etc.) at the Mash'ar-il-Haram. And remember Him (by invoking Allah for all good, etc.) as He has guided you, and verily, you were, before, of those who were astray.  


199. それで,人びとの急ぎ降りるところから急ぎ降り,アッラーの御赦しを請い願いなさい。



Then depart from the place whence all the people depart and ask Allâh for His Forgiveness. Truly, Allâh is Oft-Forgiving, Most-Merciful.  



200. あなたがたは聖儀を果たしたならば,アッラーを念じなさい。





So when you have accomplished your Manasik [(i.e. Ihrâm, Tawâf of the Ka'bah and As-Safâ and Al-Marwah), stay at 'Arafât, Muzdalifah and Mina, Ramy of Jamarât, (stoning of the specified pillars in Mina) slaughtering of Hady (animal, etc.)]. Remember Allâh as you remember your forefathers or with a far more remembrance. But of mankind there are some who say: "Our Lord! Give us (Your Bounties) in this world!" and for such there will be no portion in the Hereafter.  


201. また人びとの中には(祈って),「主よ,現世でわたしたちに幸いを賜い,また来世でも幸いを賜え。業火の懲罰から,わたしたちを守ってください。」と言う者がある。


And of them there are some who say: "Our Lord! Give us in this world that which is good and in the Hereafter that which is good, and save us from the torment of the Fire!"  




202. これらの者には,その行ったことに対して分けまえがあろう。本当にアッラーは精算に迅速である。


For them there will be alloted a share for what they have earned. And Allâh is Swift at reckoning.  




203. 定められた数日間,アッラーを念じなさい。アッラーを畏れる者の中,誰でも急ぐならば,2日目(に帰っ)ても罪にはならない。また留まっても罪ではない。



And remember Allah during the appointed Days. But whosoever hastens to leave in two days, there is no sin on him and whosoever stays on, there is no sin on him, if his aim is to do good and obey Allah (fear Him), and know that you will surely be gathered unto Him.


204. 人びとの中には,この世の生活に関する言葉で,あなたの目をくらませる者がある。そしてかれらは,自分の胸に抱くことの証人としてアッラーを呼ぶ。だがこのような人間こそ最も議論好きな敵である。


And of mankind there is he whose speech may please you (O Muhammad SAW), in this worldly life, and he calls Allâh to witness as to that which is in his heart, yet he is the most quarrelsome of the opponents.  


205. かれらは背を向けるやいなや,地上に悪を広めることにつとめ,収穫物や家蓄を荒し廻る。だがアッラーは邪悪を愛されない。


And when he turns away (from you "O Muhammad SAW "), his effort in the land is to make mischief therein and to destroy the crops and the cattle, and Allâh likes not mischief.  


206. かれらは「アッラーを畏れなさい。」と言われると,その高慢さのため(更に)罪に走る。かれらには地獄こそ適しい。だが何と悪い臥所であろうか。


And when it is said to him, "Fear Allâh", he is led by arrogance to (more) crime. So enough for him is Hell, and worst indeed is that place to rest!  



207. また人びとの中には,アッラーの御喜びを願って,自分を売った者がある。アッラーは(御自分の)しもベに優しくあられる。


And of mankind is he who would sell himself, seeking the Pleasure of Allâh. And Allâh is full of Kindness to (His) slaves.  




208. あなたがた信仰する者よ,心を込めてイスラーム(平安の境)に入れ。悪魔の歩みを追ってはならない。本当にかれは,あなたがたにとって公然の敵である。


O you who believe! Enter perfectly in Islâm (by obeying all the rules and regulations of the Islâmic religion) and follow not the footsteps of Shaitân (Satan). Verily! He is to you a plain enemy.  




209. 明証が下った後,あなたがたがもし足を踏みはずすならば,アッラーは偉力ならぶ者なく,英明であられることを知りなさい。


Then if you slide back after the clear signs (Prophet Muhammad SAW and this Qur'ân, and Islâm) have come to you, then know that Allâh is All-Mighty, All-Wise. 




210. かれらは,アッラーが雲の天蓋の中に,天使たちを率いてかれらに臨まれ,その事を解決されるのを待つだけではないのか。アッラーに凡ての事(の決定)は,帰属するのである。


Do they then wait for anything other than that Allâh should come to them in the shadows of the clouds and the angels? (Then) the case would be already judged. And to Allâh return all matters (for decision). 



211. イスラエルの子孫に問え。われが如何に多くの明証を,かれらに下したかを。アッラーの恩恵が下った後,これを改変する者があれば,本当にアッラーは懲罰に厳重であられる。


Ask the Children of Israel how many clear Ayât (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) We gave them. And whoever changes Allâh's Favour after it had come to him, [e.g. renounces the Religion of Allâh (Islâm) and accepts Kufr (disbelief),] then surely, Allâh is Severe in punishment.  



212. 現世の生活は,不信心な者たちにとり魅惑的である。そしてかれらは信仰する者たちを嘲り笑う。だが(主に対して自分の)義務を果たす者は,復活の日にかれらの上位に立つであろう。アッラーは,御望みの者に限りなく与えられる。


Beautified is the life of this world for those who disbelieve, and they mock at those who believe. But those who obey Allâh's Orders and keep away from what He has forbidden, will be above them on the Day of Resurrection. And Allâh gives (of His Bounty, Blessings, Favours, Honours, etc. on the Day of Resurrection) to whom He wills without limit.   


213. 人類は(もともと)一族であった。それでアッラーは,預言者たちを吉報と警告の伝達者として遣わされた。またかれらと共に真理による啓典を下し,それで,人びとの間に異論のある種々の事に就いて裁定させられる。こうしてかれらに明証が下っているにも拘らず,(啓典を)授けられた者たちは,かえって互いのために争ったのである。アッラーは,かれらが異論を唱える真理に就いて,信仰する者を特別の御許しで導かれる。本当にアッラーは,御心に適う者を正しい道に導かれる。


Mankind were one community and Allâh sent Prophets with glad tidings and warnings, and with them He sent the Scripture in truth to judge between people in matters wherein they differed. And only those to whom (the Scripture) was given differed concerning it after clear proofs had come unto them through hatred, one to another. Then Allâh by His Leave guided those who believed to the truth of that wherein they differed. And Allâh guides whom He wills to a Straight Path.   



214. それともあなたがたは,先に過ぎ去った者たちが出会ったような(試みが)まだ訪れない先に(至上の幸福の)園に入ろうと考えるのか。かれらは災難や困窮に見舞われ,(不安の中に)動揺させられて,使徒も,一緒の信者たちも,「アッラーの御助けは,何時(来る)だろう。」と叫んだ程であった。ああ,本当にアッラーの御助けは近付いている。


Or think you that you will enter Paradise without such (trials) as came to those who passed away before you? They were afflicted with severe poverty and ailments and were so shaken that even the Messenger and those who believed along with him said, "When (will come) the Help of Allâh?" Yes! Certainly, the Help of Allâh is near!   



215. かれらは,如何に施すべきか,あなたに問うであろう。言ってやるがいい。「あなたがたが施してよいのは両親のため,近親,孤児,貧者と旅路にある者のためである。本当にアッラーはあなたがたの善行を,何でも深く知っておられる。」


They ask you (O Muhammad SAW) what they should spend. Say: Whatever you spend of good must be for parents and kindred and orphans and Al­Masâkin (the poor) and the wayfarers, and whatever you do of good deeds, truly, Allâh knows it well.   




216. 戦いがあなたがたに規定される。だがあなたがたはそれを嫌う。自分たちのために善いことを,あなたがたは嫌うかもしれない。また自分のために悪いことを,好むかもしれない。あなたがたは知らないが,アッラーは知っておられる。


Jihad (holy fighting in Allah's Cause) is ordained for you (Muslims) though you dislike it, and it may be that you dislike a thing which is good for you and that you like a thing which is bad for you. Allah knows but you do not know.



217. かれらは聖月中に戦争することに就いて,あなたに問うであろう。




They ask you concerning fighting in the Sacred Months (i.e. 1st, 7th, 11th and 12th months of the Islamic calendar). Say, "Fighting therein is a great (transgression) but a greater (transgression) with Allah is to prevent mankind from following the Way of Allah, to disbelieve in Him, to prevent access to Al-Masjid-al-Haram (at Makkah), and to drive out its inhabitants, and Al-Fitnah is worse than killing. And they will never cease fighting you until they turn you back from your religion (Islamic Monotheism) if they can. And whosoever of you turns back from his religion and dies as a disbeliever, then his deeds will be lost in this life and in the Hereafter, and they will be the dwellers of the Fire. They will abide therein forever.


218. 本当に信仰する者,(迫害を避けて)移り住む者,そしてアッラーの道のために奮闘努力する者,これらの者は,アッラーの慈悲に浴するであろう。アッラーは寛容にして慈悲深き方であられる。


Verily, those who have believed, and those who have emigrated (for Allâh's Religion) and have striven hard in the Way of Allâh, all these hope for Allâh's Mercy. And Allâh is Oft-Forgiving, Most-Merciful.   



219. かれらは酒と,賭矢に就いてあなたに問うであろう。





They ask you (O Muhammad SAW) concerning alcoholic drink and gambling. Say: "In them is a great sin, and (some) benefit for men, but the sin of them is greater than their benefit." And they ask you what they ought to spend. Say: "That which is beyond your needs." Thus Allah makes clear to you His Laws in order that you may give thought."


220. 現世に就いてもまた来世に就いても。





In (to) this worldly life and in the Hereafter. And they ask you concerning orphans. Say: "The best thing is to work honestly in their property, and if you mix your affairs with theirs, then they are your brothers. And Allâh knows him who means mischief (e.g. to swallow their property) from him who means good (e.g. to save their property). And if Allâh had wished, He could have put you into difficulties. Truly, Allâh is All-Mighty, All-Wise."   



221. 多神教の女とは,かの女が信者になるまでは結婚してはならない。







And do not marry Al-Mushrikat (idolatresses, etc.) till they believe (worship Allah Alone). And indeed a slave woman who believes is better than a (free) Mushrikah (idolatress, etc.), even though she pleases you. And give not (your daughters) in marriage to Al-Mushrikun till they believe (in Allah Alone) and verily, a believing slave is better than a (free) Mushrik (idolater, etc.), even though he pleases you. Those (Al-Mushrikun) invite you to the Fire, but Allah invites (you) to Paradise and Forgiveness by His Leave, and makes His Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) clear to mankind that they may remember.



222. かれらは月経に就いて,あなたに問うであろう。



They ask you concerning menstruation. Say: that is an Adha (a harmful thing for a husband to have a sexual intercourse with his wife while she is having her menses), therefore keep away from women during menses and go not unto them till they have purified (from menses and have taken a bath). And when they have purified themselves, then go in unto them as Allâh has ordained for you (go in unto them in any manner as long as it is in their vagina). Truly, Allâh loves those who turn unto Him in repentance and loves those who purify themselves (by taking a bath and cleaning and washing thoroughly their private parts, bodies, for their prayers, etc.).   



223. 妻はあなたがたの耕地である。だから意のままに耕地に赴け。だが自分の魂のために,(予め何か)善いことをしなさい。アッラーを畏れなさい。あなたがたは(来世で)かれに会うことを知りなさい。なお(これらの)吉報を信者たちに伝えなさい。


Your wives are a tilth for you, so go to your tilth (have sexual relations with your wives in any manner as long as it is in the vagina and not in the anus), when or how you will, and send (good deeds, or ask Allâh to bestow upon you pious offspring) before you for your ownselves. And fear Allâh, and know that you are to meet Him (in the Hereafter), and give good tidings to the believers (O Muhammad SAW).  


224. あなたがたは善行,アッラーを畏れて正しいことを行うこと,また人々の間を執りなすことなどに対してアッラーヘの誓いをロ実にしてはならない。アッラーは全聴にして全知であられる。


And make not Allâh's (Name) an excuse in your oaths against your doing good and acting piously, and making peace among mankind. And Allâh is All-Hearer, All-Knower (i.e. do not swear much and if you have sworn against doing something good then give an expiation for the oath and do good).  




225. アッラーは,あなたがたの誓いの中,不用意な言葉を咎めようとはなされない。だが,あなたがたの心の意図することを,咎められる。誠にアッラーは寛容にして大度の持主であられる。


Allâh will not call you to account for that which is unintentional in your oaths, but He will call you to account for that which your hearts have earned. And Allâh is Oft-Forgiving, Most-Forbearing.   



226. 妻と縁を絶つことを誓う者は,4ヶ月間待たねばならない。もし(離婚の意志を)ひるがえすならば,誠にアッラーは寛容にして慈悲深くあられる。


Those who take an oath not to have sexual relation with their wives must wait four months, then if they return (change their idea in this period), verily, Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.



227. またかれらが,もし離婚を堅く決心したならば,誠にアッラーは全聴にして全知であられる。


And if they decide upon divorce, then Allâh is All-Hearer, All-Knower.   




228. 離婚された女は,独身のままで3度の月経を待たねばならない。またもしもかの女らが,アッラーと最後の日を信じるならば,アッラーが胎内に創られたものを,隠すのは合法ではない。(この場合)夫たちがもし和解を望み,その期間内にかの女らを復縁させるならば,一層正当である。女は,公平な状態の下に,かれらに対して対等の権利をもつ。だが男は,女よりも一段上位である。誠にアッラーは偉力ならびなく英明であられる。


And divorced women shall wait (as regards their marriage) for three menstrual periods, and it is not lawful for them to conceal what Allâh has created in their wombs, if they believe in Allâh and the Last Day. And their husbands have the better right to take them back in that period, if they wish for reconciliation. And they (women) have rights (over their husbands as regards living expenses, etc.) similar (to those of their husbands) over them (as regards obedience and respect, etc.) to what is reasonable, but men have a degree (of responsibility) over them. And Allâh is All-Mighty, All-Wise.  





229. 離婚(の申し渡し)は,2度まで許される。その後は公平な待遇で同居(復縁)させるか,あるいは親切にして別れなさい。





The divorce is twice, after that, either you retain her on reasonable terms or release her with kindness. And it is not lawful for you (men) to take back (from your wives) any of your Mahr (bridal money given by the husband to his wife at the time of marriage) which you have given them, except when both parties fear that they would be unable to keep the limits ordained by Allah (e.g. to deal with each other on a fair basis). Then if you fear that they would not be able to keep the limits ordained by Allah, then there is no sin on either of them if she gives back (the Mahr or a part of it) for her Al-Khul' (divorce). These are the limits ordained by Allah, so do not transgress them. And whoever transgresses the limits ordained by Allah, then such are the Zalimun (wrong-doers, etc.).


230. もしかれが(3回目の)離婚(を申し渡)したならば,かの女が他の夫と結婚するまでは,これと再婚することは出来ない。だが,かれ(第2の夫)がかの女を離婚した後ならば,その場合両人は罪にならない。もしアッラーの掟を守っていけると思われるならば,再婚しても妨げない。これはアッラーの掟である。かれは知識のある者たちに,これを説き明かされる。


And if he has divorced her (the third time), then she is not lawful unto him thereafter until she has married another husband. Then, if the other husband divorces her, it is no sin on both of them that they reunite, provided they feel that they can keep the limits ordained by Allâh. These are the limits of Allâh, which He makes plain for the people who have knowledge.   



231. あなたがたが妻を離婚して定められた期限が満了したならば,公平な待遇で同居させるか,または親切にして別れなさい。




And when you have divorced women and they have fulfilled the term of their prescribed period, either take them back on reasonable basis or set them free on reasonable basis. But do not take them back to hurt them, and whoever does that, then he has wronged himself. And treat not the Verses (Laws) of Allâh as a jest, but remember Allâh's Favours on you (i.e. Islâm), and that which He has sent down to you of the Book (i.e. the Qur'ân) and Al-Hikmah (the Prophet's Sunnah - legal ways - Islâmic jurisprudence, etc.) whereby He instructs you. And fear Allâh, and know that Allâh is All-Aware of everything.    


232. あなたがたが妻を離別し,定められた期間が満了して双方の合意の下に,妥当に話がまとまったならば,かの女らの結婚を(前の)夫は妨げてはならない。これ(教え)は,あなたがたの中アッラーと最後の日を信じる者への訓戒である。それはあなたがたにとって,最も清浄であり潔白である。あなたがたは知らないが,アッラーは知っておられる。


And when you have divorced women and they have fulfilled the term of their prescribed period, do not prevent them from marrying their (former) husbands, if they mutually agree on reasonable basis. This (instruction) is an admonition for him among you who believes in Allâh and the Last Day. That is more virtuous and purer for you. Allâh knows and you know not.  





233. 母親は,乳児に満2年間授乳する。これは授乳を全うしようと望む者の期間である。父親はかれらの食料や衣服の経費を,公正に負担しなければならない。




The mothers shall give suck to their children for two whole years, (that is) for those (parents) who desire to complete the term of suckling, but the father of the child shall bear the cost of the mother's food and clothing on a reasonable basis. No person shall have a burden laid on him greater than he can bear. No mother shall be treated unfairly on account of her child, nor father on account of his child. And on the (father's) heir is incumbent the like of that (which was incumbent on the father). If they both decide on weaning, by mutual consent, and after due consultation, there is no sin on them. And if you decide on a foster suckling-mother for your children, there is no sin on you, provided you pay (the mother) what you agreed (to give her) on reasonable basis. And fear Allâh and know that Allâh is All-Seer of what you do.  



234. もしあなたがたの中死後に妻を残す者があれば,かの女らは独身のままで4ヶ月と10日間を待たなければならない。その期間が満了した時,かの女らが適切に,その身を処することに就いては,あなたがたに罪はない。アッラーはあなたがたの行うことを熟知しておられる。


And those of you who die and leave wives behind them, they (the wives) shall wait (as regards their marriage) for four months and ten days, then when they have fulfilled their term, there is no sin on you if they (the wives) dispose of themselves in a just and honourable manner (i.e. they can marry). And Allâh is Well-Acquainted with what you do.   



235. あなたがたはそのような女に,直に結婚を申し込んでも,または(その想いを)自分の胸にしまっておいても罪はない。アッラーはあなたがたが胸に秘めることを知っておられる。



And there is no sin on you if you make a hint of betrothal or conceal it in yourself, Allâh knows that you will remember them, but do not make a promise of contract with them in secret except that you speak an honourable saying according to the Islâmic law (e.g. you can say to her, "If one finds a wife like you, he will be happy"). And do not consummate the marriage until the term prescribed is fulfilled. And know that Allâh knows what is in your minds, so fear Him. And know that Allâh is Oft-Forgiving, Most Forbearing.    



236. あなたがたがかの女らに触れず,また贈与額も定めない中に,離別するのは罪ではない。だがかの女らに(マハル)の一部を与えなさい。富者はその分に応じ,貧者もその分に応じて公正に贈与をしなさい。(これは)正しい行いをする者の務めである。


There is no sin on you, if you divorce women while yet you have not touched (had sexual relation with) them, nor appointed unto them their Mahr (bridal money given by the husband to his wife at the time of marriage). But bestow on them ( a suitable gift), the rich according to his means, and the poor according to his means, a gift of reasonable amount is a duty on the doers of good.   



237. あなたがたがかの女らと離別する場合,まだかの女らには触れてはいないが,既にマハルを決めていた時は,約定した額の半分を与えなさい。かの女らが辞退するか,または結婚のきずなを握る者が辞退しない限り,あなたがたは(それを)辞退するのが最も正義に近い。



And if you divorce them before you have touched (had a sexual relation with) them, and you have appointed unto them the Mahr (bridal money given by the husbands to his wife at the time of marriage), then pay half of that (Mahr), unless they (the women) agree to forego it, or he (the husband), in whose hands is the marriage tie, agrees to forego and give her full appointed Mahr. And to forego and give (her the full Mahr) is nearer to At-Taqwa (piety, right-eousness, etc.). And do not forget liberality between yourselves. Truly, Allâh is All-Seer of what you do.  




238. 各礼拝を,特に中間の礼拝を謹厳に守れ,敬虔にアッラーの御前に立て。


Guard strictly (five obligatory) As­Salawat (the prayers) especially the middle Salat (i.e. the best prayer ­ 'Asr). And stand before Allah with obedience [and do not speak to others during the Salat (prayers)].


239. あなたがたが,(敵の)恐れある時は,徒歩または騎乗のまま(略式の礼拝をしなさい)。だが安全になった時は,(完全な礼拝をして)アッラーを念じなさい。あなたがたが(もと)知らなかったことを,かれが教えられたように。


And if you fear (an enemy), perfrom Salat (pray) on foot or riding. And when you are in safety, offer the Salat (prayer) in the manner He has taught you, which you knew not (before). 



240. あなたがたの中(主に)召されて妻を残す者は,追い立てられることなく1年間扶養を受けるよう,妻たちのために遺言しなければならない。だがかの女らが出て行き合法的に行動することに対しては,あなたがたに罪はない。アッラーは偉力ならびなく英明であられる。


And those of you who die and leave behind wives should bequeath for their wives a year's maintenance and residence without turning them out, but if they (wives) leave, there is no sin on you for that which they do of themselves, provided it is honourable (e.g. lawful marriage). And Allâh is All-Mighty, All-Wise. [The order of this Verse has been cancelled (abrogated) by Verse 4:12].  




241. 離婚された女に対しては,妥当な贈り物をしなければならない。これは主を畏れる者の負う務めである。


And for divorced women, maintenance (should be provided) on reasonable (scale). This is a duty on Al-Muttaqûn (the pious - see V.2:2). 




242. このようにアッラーは,あなたがたにその印を説き明かされる。恐らくあなたがたは悟るであろう。


Thus Allâh makes clear His Ayât (Laws) to you, in order that you may understand.  





243. あなたは,自分の家から出て行った者たちを見なかったのか。かれらは死を恐れたためにそうしたが,その数は何千人に及んだ。アッラーはかれらに向かって「死ね。」と言われ,それから甦らせられた。誠にアッラーは人間への恩恵の主であられる。だが人びとの多くは感謝しない。


Did you (O Muhammad SAW) not think of those who went forth from their homes in thousands, fearing death? Allâh said to them, "Die". And then He restored them to life. Truly, Allâh is full of Bounty to mankind, but most men thank not. 



244. アッラーの道のために戦え。アッラーは全聴にして全知であられることを知れ。


And fight in the Way of Allâh and know that Allâh is All-Hearer, All-Knower. 




245. アッラーによい貸付をする者は,誰であるのか。かれはそれを倍加され,また数倍にもなされるではないか。アッラーは,乏しくもまた豊かにも自由自在に与えられる。あなたがたはかれの御許に帰されるのである。


Who is he that will lend to Allâh a goodly loan so that He may multiply it to him many times? And it is Allâh that decreases or increases (your provisions), and unto Him you shall return.  




246. あなたはムーサーの後の,イスラエルの子孫の長老たちに就いて知らなかったのか。






Have you not thought about the group of the Children of Israel after (the time of) Musâ (Moses)? When they said to a Prophet of theirs, "Appoint for us a king and we will fight in Allâh's Way." He said, "Would you then refrain from fighting, if fighting was prescribed for you?" They said, "Why should we not fight in Allâh's Way while we have been driven out of our homes and our children (families have been taken as captives)?" But when fighting was ordered for them, they turned away, all except a few of them. And Allâh is All-Aware of the Zâlimûn (polytheists and wrong-doers).  



247. 預言者はかれらに,「誠にアッラーは,タールートをあなたがたの上に,王として任命された。」と言った。




And their Prophet (Samuel ) said to them, "Indeed Allah has appointed Talut (Saul) as a king over you." They said, "How can he be a king over us when we are better fitted than him for the kingdom, and he has not been given enough wealth." He said: "Verily, Allah has chosen him above you and has increased him abundantly in knowledge and stature. And Allah grants His Kingdom to whom He wills. And Allah is All-Sufficient for His creatures' needs, All-Knower." 



248. 預言者はかれらに言った。「かれの王権の印は,あなたがたに来るあの櫃である。天使たちがその中に,主からの平安と,ムーサーの一族とハールーンの一族の遺品を入れてやって来る。あなたがたがもし(真の)信者ならば,その中にあなたがたへの印がある。」


And their Prophet (Samuel ) said to them: Verily! The sign of His Kingdom is that there shall come to you At-Tabut (a wooden box), wherein is Sakinah (peace and reassurance) from your Lord and a remnant of that which Musa (Moses) and Harun (Aaron) left behind, carried by the angels. Verily, in this is a sign for you if you are indeed believers.



249. タールートが軍を率いて出征する時,かれは言った。「本当にアッラーは,川であなたがたを試みられる。誰でも川の水を飲む者は,わが民ではない。だがそれを味わおうとしない者は,きっとわが民である。只手のひらで,一すくいするだけは別だ。」




Then when Talût (Saul) set out with the army, he said: "Verily! Allâh will try you by a river. So whoever drinks thereof, he is not of me, and whoever tastes it not, he is of me, except him who takes (thereof) in the hollow of his hand." Yet, they drank thereof, all, except a few of them. So when he had crossed it (the river), he and those who believed with him, they said: "We have no power this day against Jalût (Goliath) and his hosts." But those who knew with certainty that they were to meet their Lord, said: "How often a small group overcame a mighty host by Allâh's Leave?" And Allâh is with As-Sâbirin (the patient ones, etc.).  




250. それからかれらは進んで,ジャールートとその軍勢に見えんとする時,(祈って)言った。「主よ,わたしたちに不屈の精神を注ぎ込んで下さい。わたしたちの足場を固めて,不信心の民に対し,わたしたちを御助け下さい。」


And when they advanced to meet Jalût (Goliath) and his forces, they invoked: "Our Lord! Pour forth on us patience and make us victorious over the disbelieving people."  




251. 果たしてかれら(タールートの軍勢)は,アッラーの許しのもとにかれらを打ち破り,ダーウードはジャ―ルートを殺し,アッラーは,王権と英知をかれ(ダーウード)に授け,かれのおぼしめしに就いて教えられた。アッラーが人間を,互いに抑制し合うように仕向けられなかったならば,大地はきっと腐敗したことであろう。だがアッラーは,凡てのものに恵みをくださる。


So they routed them by Allah's Leave and Dawud (David) killed Jalut (Goliath), and Allah gave him [Dawud (David)] the kingdom [after the death of Talut (Saul) and Samuel] and Al­Hikmah (Prophethood), and taught him of that which He willed. And if Allah did not check one set of people by means of another, the earth would indeed be full of mischief. But Allah is full of Bounty to the 'Alamin (mankind, jinns and all that exists).


252. これはアッラーの宣託で,われは真理をあなたに読み聞かせる。誠にあなたは,遣わされた者の一人である。


These are the Verses of Allâh, We recite them to you (O Muhammad SAW) in truth, and surely, you are one of the Messengers (of Allâh).   




253. われは,これらの使徒のある者を外の者より以上に遇した。かれらの中である者には,アッラーが親しく御言葉をかけられるし,またある者は位階を高められた。またわれは,マルヤムの子イーサーに明証を授け,且つ聖霊によってかれを強めた。もしアッラーのおぼしめしがなかったなら,かれらの後継者たちは,明証が下った後互いに争うことはなかったであろう。だがかれらは相違した。ある者は信じ,またある者は信仰を拒否した。アッラーの御心なら,かれらは争わなかったのである。だがアッラーは,おぼしめしのことを行われた。


Those Messengers! We preferred some to others; to some of them Allâh spoke (directly); others He raised to degrees (of honour); and to 'Iesa (Jesus), the son of Maryam (Mary), We gave clear proofs and evidences, and supported him with Rûh-ul-Qudus [Jibrael (Gabriel)]. If Allâh had willed, succeeding generations would not have fought against each other, after clear Verses of Allâh had come to them, but they differed - some of them believed and others disbelieved. If Allâh had willed, they would not have fought against one another, but Allâh does what He likes.  





254. あなたがた信仰する者よ,われがあなたがたに授けた糧を取引もなく友情もなく,執り成しもない日の来る前に(施しに)使え。信仰を拒む者は,不義を行う者である。


O you who believe! Spend of that with which We have provided for you, before a Day comes when there will be no bargaining, nor friendship, nor intercession. And it is the disbelievers who are the Zâlimûn (wrong-doers, etc.).   




255. アッラーかれの外に神はなく,永生に自存される御方。仮眠も熟睡も,かれをとらえることは出来ない。天にあり地にある凡てのものは,かれの有である。かれの許しなくして,誰がかれの御許で執り成すことが出来ようか。かれは(人びとの),以前のことも以後のことをも知っておられる。かれの御意に適ったことの外,かれらはかれの御知識に就いて,何も会得するところはないのである。かれの玉座は,凡ての天と地を覆って広がり,この2つを守って,疲れも覚えられない。かれは至高にして至大であられる。


Allah! La ilaha illa Huwa (none has the right to be worshipped but He), the Ever Living, the One Who sustains and protects all that exists. Neither slumber, nor sleep overtake Him. To Him belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on earth. Who is he that can intercede with Him except with His Permission? He knows what happens to them (His creatures) in this world, and what will happen to them in the Hereafter . And they will never compass anything of His Knowledge except that which He wills. His Kursi extends over the heavens and the earth, and He feels no fatigue in guarding and preserving them. And He is the Most High, the Most Great. [This Verse 2:255 is called Ayat-ul-Kursi.]


256. 宗教には強制があってはならない。正に正しい道は迷誤から明らかに(分別)されている。それで邪神を退けてアッラーを信仰する者は,決して壊れることのない,堅固な取っ手を握った者である。アッラーは全聴にして全知であられる。


There is no compulsion in religion. Verily, the Right Path has become distinct from the wrong path. Whoever disbelieves in Taghut and believes in Allah, then he has grasped the most trustworthy handhold that will never break. And Allah is All-Hearer, All-Knower.


257. アッラーは信仰する者の守護者で,暗黒の深みから,かれらを光明の中に導かれる。信仰しない者は,邪神〔ターグート〕がその守護者で,かれらを光明から暗黒の深みに導く。かれらは業火の住人である。永遠にその中に住むであろう。


Allâh is the Walî (Protector or Guardian) of those who believe. He brings them out from darkness into light. But as for those who disbelieve, their Auliyâ (supporters and helpers) are Tâghût [false deities and false leaders, etc.], they bring them out from light into darkness. Those are the dwellers of the Fire, and they will abide therein forever.  




258. アッラーがかれに王権を授けられたことから,(高慢になって)主に就いてイブラーヒームと論議した者を,あなたは知らなかったのか。






Have you not looked at him who disputed with Ibrâhim (Abraham) about his Lord (Allâh), because Allâh had given him the kingdom? When Ibrâhim (Abraham) said (to him): "My Lord (Allâh) is He Who gives life and causes death." He said, "I give life and cause death." Ibrâhim (Abraham) said, "Verily! Allâh causes the sun to rise from the east; then cause it you to rise from the west." So the disbeliever was utterly defeated. And Allâh guides not the people, who are Zâlimûn (wrong-doers, etc.).   




259. また,根底から壊滅してなくなった町を通り過ぎた者のようにかれは言うのであった。「アッラーは,どのように死に絶えたこの町を甦らされるのだろうか。」






Or like the one who passed by a town and it had tumbled over its roofs. He said: "Oh! How will Allâh ever bring it to life after its death?" So Allâh caused him to die for a hundred years, then raised him up (again). He said: "How long did you remain (dead)?" He (the man) said: "(Perhaps) I remained (dead) a day or part of a day". He said: "Nay, you have remained (dead) for a hundred years, look at your food and your drink, they show no change; and look at your donkey! And thus We have made of you a sign for the people. Look at the bones, how We bring them together and clothe them with flesh". When this was clearly shown to him, he said, "I know (now) that Allâh is Able to do all things." 




260. イブラーヒームが、「主よ,あなたは死者をどう甦らせられるのかわたしに見せて下さい。」と言った時(のことを思え)。





And (remember) when Ibrâhim (Abraham) said, "My Lord! Show me how You give life to the dead." He (Allâh) said: "Do you not believe?" He [Ibrâhim (Abraham)] said: "Yes (I believe), but to be stronger in Faith." He said: "Take four birds, then cause them to incline towards you (then slaughter them, cut them into pieces), and then put a portion of them on every hill, and call them, they will come to you in haste. And know that Allâh is All-Mighty, All-Wise."  



261. アッラーの道のために自分の所有するものを施す者を例えてみれば,ちょうど1粒が7穂を付け,1穂に百粒を付けるのと同じである。アッラーは御心に適う者に,倍加してくださる。アッラーは厚施にして全知であられる。


The likeness of those who spend their wealth in the Way of Allâh, is as the likeness of a grain (of corn); it grows seven ears, and each ear has a hundred grains. Allâh gives manifold increase to whom He pleases. And Allâh is All-Sufficient for His creatures' needs, All-Knower.  



262. アッラーの道のために,自分の財産を施し,その後かれらの施した相手に負担侮辱の念を起こさせず,また損わない者,これらの者に対する報奨は,主の御許にある。かれらには,恐れもなく憂いもないであろう。


Those who spend their wealth in the Cause of Allâh, and do not follow up their gifts with reminders of their generosity or with injury, their reward is with their Lord. On them shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve.  



263. 親切な言葉と寛容とは,侮辱を伴う施しものに優る。アッラーは富有にして慈悲深くあられる。


Kind words and forgiving of faults are better than Sadaqah (charity) followed by injury. And Allâh is Rich (Free of all wants) and He is Most-Forbearing.  


264. 信仰する者よ,あなたがたは人びとに見せびらかすため,持物を施す者のように,負担侮辱を感じさせて,自分の施しを無益にしてはならない。またアッラーも,最後の(審判の)日も信じない者のように。



O you who believe! Do not render in vain your Sadaqah (charity) by reminders of your generosity or by injury, like him who spends his wealth to be seen of men, and he does not believe in Allâh, nor in the Last Day. His likeness is the likeness of a smooth rock on which is a little dust; on it falls heavy rain which leaves it bare. They are not able to do anything with what they have earned. And Allâh does not guide the disbelieving people.  



265. アッラーの御喜びを求め,また自分の魂を強めるために,その所有するものを施す者たちを譬えてみよう。かれらは丘の上にある果樹園のように,大雨が注げばその収穫は倍加し,また大雨がなくても,少しの湿り(で足りる)。アッラーはあなたがたの行うことを御存知であられる。


And the likeness of those who spend their wealth seeking Allâh's Pleasure while they in their ownselves are sure and certain that Allâh will reward them (for their spending in His Cause), is the likeness of a garden on a height; heavy rain falls on it and it doubles its yield of harvest. And if it does not receive heavy rain, light rain suffices it. And Allâh is All-Seer of (knows well) what you do.   



266. あなたがたの中,ナツメヤシやブドウの園を持ち,川が下を流れ,そこに凡ての果実があっても,自分は既に年老い,その子はまだ幼弱でおまけに旋風が猛火を伴ってきて,(全部)焼き払うようなことを望む者があろうか。このようにアッラーは,あなたがたに印を説き明かされる。恐らくあなたがたは反省するであろう。


Would any of you wish to have a garden with date-palms and vines, with rivers flowing underneath, and all kinds of fruits for him therein, while he is striken with old age, and his children are weak (not able to look after themselves), then it is struck with a fiery whirlwind, so that it is burnt? Thus does Allâh make clear His Ayât (proofs, evidences, verses) to you that you may give thought.  



267. 信仰する者よ。あなたがたの働いて得たよいものと,われが,大地からあなたがたのために生産したものを借しまず施せ。悪いものを図って,施してはならない。目をつむらずには,あなた(自身)さえ取れないようなものを。アッラーは満ち足りておられる方,讃美されるべき方であられることを知りなさい。


O you who believe! Spend of the good things which you have (legally) earned, and of that which We have produced from the earth for you, and do not aim at that which is bad to spend from it, (though) you would not accept it save if you close your eyes and tolerate therein. And know that Allâh is Rich (Free of all wants), and Worthy of all praise.   




268. 悪魔は貧窮をもってあなたがたを脅し,また恥じ知らずの行いを命じる。だがアッラーは寛容と恩恵をあなたがたに約束されておられる。アッラーは厚施にして全知であられる。


Shaitân (Satan) threatens you with poverty and orders you to commit Fahshâ (evil deeds, illegal sexual intercourse, sins etc.); whereas Allâh promises you Forgiveness from Himself and Bounty, and Allâh is All-Sufficient for His creatures' needs, All-Knower.   




269. かれは御心に適う者に,英知を授けられる。英知を授けられた者は,本当に多分の良いものを授けられた者である。だが思慮ある者の外は,誰も反省しない。


He grants Hikmah to whom He pleases, and he, to whom Hikmah is granted, is indeed granted abundant good. But none remember (will receive admonition) except men of understanding.  




270. あなたがたが,どんな施し物をしようとも,またどんな誓いを果たそうとも,アッラーは本当に凡てを知っておられる。凡そ不義を行う者を助ける者はない。


And whatever you spend for spendings (e.g., in Sadaqah - charity, etc. for Allâh's Cause) or whatever vow you make, be sure Allâh knows it all. And for the Zâlimûn (wrong-doers, etc.) there are no helpers.  



271. あなたがたは施しを,あらわにしても結構だが,人目を避けて貧者に与えれば更によい。それはあなたがたの罪悪(の汚)の一部を,払い清めるであろう。アッラーはあなたがたの行うことを熟知されておられる。


If you disclose your Sadaqât (alms-giving), it is well, but if you conceal it, and give it to the poor, that is better for you. (Allâh) will forgive you some of your sins. And Allâh is Well-Acquainted with what you do.  



272. かれらを(正道に)導くことは,あなた(ムハンマド)の責任ではない。アッラーは,御心に適う者を導かれる。あなたがたが施す良いものは,みなあなたがた自身のためである。あなたがたは,アッラーの御顔(御喜び)を願う外には施さない。施した良いものは,完全にあなたがたに返されよう。あなたがたは不当に遇せられることはないのである。


Not upon you (Muhammad SAW) is their guidance, but Allâh guides whom He wills. And whatever you spend in good, it is for yourselves, when you spend not except seeking Allâh's Countenance. And whatever you spend in good, it will be repaid to you in full, and you shall not be wronged.  




273. (あなたがたの良い施しは)アッラーの道のために,心をいためながらも,大地を闊歩出来ない困窮者のため(のものである)。かれらは控え目であるから,知らない者は金持であると考える。あなたがたはその様子から察しなければならない。かれらはしつこく人びとに請わないのである。あなたがたがよいものを施せば,アッラーは必ずそれを熟知されておられる。


(Charity is) for Fuqara (the poor), who in Allah's Cause are restricted (from travel), and cannot move about in the land (for trade or work). The one who knows them not, thinks that they are rich because of their modesty. You may know them by their mark, they do not beg of people at all. And whatever you spend in good, surely Allah knows it well.


274. 自分の財を,夜となく昼となく,人日を避けて,またあらわに施す者は,主の御許から報奨が下される。かれらには恐れもなく憂いもない。


Those who spend their wealth (in Allâh's Cause) by night and day, in secret and in public, they shall have their reward with their Lord. On them shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve.[]   




275. 利息を貪る者は,悪魔にとりつかれて倒れたものがするような起き方しか出来ないであろう。それはかれらが「商売は利息をとるようなものだ。」と言うからである。しかしアッラーは,商売を許し,利息(高利)を禁じておられる。それで主から訓戒が下った後,止める者は,過去のことは許されよう。かれのことは,アッラー(の御手の中)にある。だが(その非を)繰り返す者は,業火の住人で,かれらは永遠にその中に住むのである。


Those who eat Riba (usury) will not stand (on the Day of Resurrection) except like the standing of a person beaten by Shaitan (Satan) leading him to insanity. That is because they say: "Trading is only like Riba (usury)," whereas Allah has permitted trading and forbidden Riba (usury). So whosoever receives an admonition from his Lord and stops eating Riba (usury) shall not be punished for the past; his case is for Allah (to judge); but whoever returns [to Riba (usury)], such are the dwellers of the Fire - they will abide therein.  



276. アッラーは,利息(への恩恵)を消滅し,施し〔サダカ〕には(恩恵を)増加して下される。アッラーは忘恩な罪深い者を愛されない。


Allâh will destroy Ribâ (usury) and will give increase for Sadaqât (deeds of charity, alms, etc.) And Allâh likes not the disbelievers, sinners.   



277. 本当に信仰して善行に励み,礼拝の務めを守り,定めの喜捨をなす者は,主の報奨を与えられ,恐れもなく憂いもない。


Truly those who believe, and do deeds of righteousness, and perform As-Salât (Iqâmat-as-Salât), and give Zakât, they will have their reward with their Lord. On them shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve.   




278. あなたがた信仰する者よ,(真の)信者ならばアッラーを畏れ,利息の残額を帳消しにしなさい。


O you who believe! Be afraid of Allâh and give up what remains (due to you) from Ribâ (usury) (from now onward), if you are (really) believers.





279. もしあなたがたがそれを(放棄) しないならば,アッラーとその使徒から,戦いが宣告されよう。だがあなたがたが悔い改めるならば,あなたがたの元金は収得出来る。(人びとを)不当に扱わなければ,あなたがたも不当に扱われない。


And if you do not do it, then take a notice of war from Allah and His Messenger but if you repent, you shall have your capital sums. Deal not unjustly (by asking more than your capital sums), and you shall not be dealt with unjustly (by receiving less than your capital sums).



280. また債務者がもし窮境にあるならば,そのめどのつくまで待て。もしあなたがたが分っているならば,(帳消しにして)喜捨することがあなたがたのために最もよい。


And if the debtor is in a hard time (has no money), then grant him time till it is easy for him to repay, but if you remit it by way of charity, that is better for you if you did but know.  




281. あなたがたは,アッラーに帰される日のために(かれを)畏れなさい。その時,各人が稼いだ分に対し清算され,誰も不当に扱われることはないであろう。


And be afraid of the Day when you shall be brought back to Allâh. Then every person shall be paid what he earned, and they shall not be dealt with unjustly.   




282. あなたがた信仰する者よ,あなたがたが期間を定めて貸借する時は,それを記録にとどめなさい。






O you who believe! When you contract a debt for a fixed period, write it down. Let a scribe write it down in justice between you. Let not the scribe refuse to write as Allâh has taught him, so let him write. Let him (the debtor) who incurs the liability dictate, and he must fear Allâh, his Lord, and diminish not anything of what he owes. But if the debtor is of poor understanding, or weak, or is unable himself to dictate, then let his guardian dictate in justice. And get two witnesses out of your own men. And if there are not two men (available), then a man and two women, such as you agree for witnesses, so that if one of them (two women) errs, the other can remind her. And the witnesses should not refuse when they are called on (for evidence). You should not become weary to write it (your contract), whether it be small or big, for its fixed term, that is more just with Allâh; more solid as evidence, and more convenient to prevent doubts among yourselves, save when it is a present trade which you carry out on the spot among yourselves, then there is no sin on you if you do not write it down. But take witnesses whenever you make a commercial contract. Let neither scribe nor witness suffer any harm, but if you do (such harm), it would be wickedness in you. So be afraid of Allâh; and Allâh teaches you. And Allâh is the All-Knower of each and everything.  




283. あなたがたが旅行中で記録者を求め得ない時,担保を(提供させて)手に入れて置きなさい。だがあなたがたが互いに信用している時,信用された者には託されたことを(忠実に)果たさせ,かれの主アッラーを畏れさせなさい。証言を隠してはならない。それを隠す者は,心を罪で汚すものである。アッラーは,あなたがたの行うことを熟知されておられる。


And if you are on a journey and cannot find a scribe, then let there be a pledge taken (mortgaging); then if one of you entrust the other, let the one who is entrusted discharge his trust (faithfully), and let him be afraid of Allah, his Lord. And conceal not the evidence for he, who hides it, surely his heart is sinful. And Allah is All-Knower of what you do. 




284. 天にあり地にある,凡てのものはアッラーの有である。あなたがた自身の中にあるものを,現わしてもまた隠しても,アッラーはそれとあなたがたを清算しておられる。アッラーは,おぼしめしの者を赦し,またおぼしめしの者を罰される。アッラーは凡てのことに全能であられる。


To Allâh belongs all that is in the heavens and all that is on the earth, and whether you disclose what is in your ownselves or conceal it, Allâh will call you to account for it. Then He forgives whom He wills and punishes whom He wills. And Allâh is Able to do all things.



285. 使徒は,主から下されたものを信じる,信者たちもまた同じである。(かれらは)皆,アッラーと天使たち,諸啓典と使徒たちを信じる。わたしたちは,使徒たちの誰にも差別をつけない(と言う)。また,かれらは(祈って)言う。「わたしたちは,(教えを)聞き,服従します。主よ,あなたの御赦しを願います。(わたしたちの)帰り所はあなたの御許であります。」


The Messenger (Muhammad SAW) believes in what has been sent down to him from his Lord, and (so do) the believers. Each one believes in Allâh, His Angels, His Books, and His Messengers. They say, "We make no distinction between one another of His Messengers" - and they say, "We hear, and we obey. (We seek) Your Forgiveness, our Lord, and to You is the return (of all)."  



286. アッラーは誰にも,その能力以上のものを負わせられない。(人びとは)自分の稼いだもので(自分を)益し,その稼いだもので(自分を)損う。



Allâh burdens not a person beyond his scope. He gets reward for that (good) which he has earned, and he is punished for that (evil) which he has earned. "Our Lord! Punish us not if we forget or fall into error, our Lord! Lay not on us a burden like that which You did lay on those before us (Jews and Christians); our Lord! Put not on us a burden greater than we have strength to bear. Pardon us and grant us Forgiveness. Have mercy on us. You are our Maulâ (Patron, Suppor-ter and Protector, etc.) and give us victory over the disbelieving people."