Today's Ayat for Sunday, 2018-05-20 / 05 Ramadan 1439
Behold, your only helper shall be God, and His Apostle, and those who have attained to faith - those that are constant in prayer, and render the purifying dues, and bow down [before God]:
for, all who ally themselves with God and His Apostle and those who have attained to faith - behold, it is they, the partisans of God, who shall be victorious!
O you who have attained to faith! Do not take for your friends such as mock at your faith and make a jest of it-be they from among those who have been vouchsafed revelation before your time, or [from among] those who deny the truth [of revelation as such] -but remain conscious of God, if you are [truly] believers:
-- al-Ma`idah 5:55-5:57 as rendered by Muhammad Asad
إِنَّمَا وَلِيُّكُمُ اللَّهُ وَرَسُولُهُ وَالَّذِينَ آمَنُوا الَّذِينَ يُقِيمُونَ الصَّلَاةَ وَيُؤْتُونَ الزَّكَاةَ وَهُمْ رَاكِعُونَ
وَمَن يَتَوَلَّ اللَّهَ وَرَسُولَهُ وَالَّذِينَ آمَنُوا فَإِنَّ حِزْبَ اللَّهِ هُمُ الْغَالِبُونَ
يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا لَا تَتَّخِذُوا الَّذِينَ اتَّخَذُوا دِينَكُمْ هُزُوًا وَلَعِبًا مِّنَ الَّذِينَ أُوتُوا الْكِتَابَ مِن قَبْلِكُمْ وَالْكُفَّارَ أَوْلِيَاءَ وَاتَّقُوا اللَّهَ إِن كُنتُم مُّؤْمِنِينَ
IslamAwakened has been asked to add commentary to our Today's Ayat
This is today's comment:
There are those (both non-Muslims and some so-called Muslim leaders) who say these ayat
are telling us that we can't be friends with Christians or Jews or others not of Islam.
This is incorrect.
IF and WHEN those we know begin to mock Islam - THEN we move on;
until that line is crossed, the bonds of friendship, and our good works,
remain our best dawah.
Shaytan will trick others with false-flag "bad Islam"; we need to show others our real faith.
This is an OPINION.
We must always read the verse(s) for ourselves!