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O’ you who live by Faith, do not take My enemies and your enemies as trusted allies, demonstrating your own love for them when they have refused to yield to the Truth that has come to you, and have already driven the Messenger and yourselves out of your homes merely because you have affirmed your Faith in Allâh (Almighty) as your Lord. If it happens that you have gone forth to struggle in My cause and seek My good pleasure, (then do not take them as trusted allies). You secretly convey affection to them and I am Fully Aware of whatsoever you divulge and whatsoever you conceal. And whoever of you does this has truly deviated from the path of truth.
If they gain dominance over you, they will still regard you as their enemies; and they will stretch forth their hands and tongues against you with evil. They earnestly desire that you renounce your (Monotheistic) Faith.
Neither your relatives nor your children will avail you on the Day of Resurrection (If they distract you from serving Allâh). He will judge among you. Lo! Allâh is the All-Seer of whatsoever you do.
There is an excellent pattern for you in Abraham and those with him, when they said to their own people: “Indeed, we disown you and the idols which you worship (& venerate) besides Allâh. We renounce you, and there has arisen between us animosity and hatred forever until you Adhere to Monotheistic Faith”- except the saying of Abraham to his father: "Indeed, I will pray for your Forgiveness, but I have no power to do aught for you against the (the punishment of) Allâh (if you persist in associating partners with Him). They prayed: "Our Lord, We depend on you with full trust. And unto You Alone do we tum in repentance. And for unto You is all journeys' end.
Our Lord! Do not Make us a prey for those who persistently refuse to yield to the Truth, and forgive us, our Lord. Indeed, You, only You are the Almighty, the All-Wise."
Verily, there is an excellent pattern in them for you, (O' monotheistic believers),- for whoever hopes (to attain the good pleasure of) Allâh and (to be delivered from His punishment) on the Last Day. Whoever falls away from the Faith (needs to know that) Allâh is indeed Self-Sufficient and the Owner of Praise.
It might happen that Allâh will ordain love between you and those whom you hold as enemies. Allâh is All-powerful. He is Oft- Forgiving, Most Merciful.
Allâh does not forbid you to show kindness or to deal justly with those who have not fought against you on account of your religion or driven you forth from your homes. Indeed Allâh demonstrates His own love for those who are guided by truth.
He only forbids you (to take for allies) those who fought against you on account of your faith and belief, expelled you from your homes and assisted others in your expulsion. Whoever takes them as trusted allies, these are the ones who have voluntarily and consciously abandoned the Full Knowledge of the Truth in favour of their own whims.
O’ you who live by Faith! When the monotheistic women come to you as migrants, examine them (to see if they truly Adhere to Absolute Monotheism) - Allâh is perfectly aware of their faith- Once you find out that they Adhere to Absolute Monotheism (and live before the face of Allâh), do not send them back to the Polytheists. They are not lawful (wives) for the Polytheists, nor are the (Polytheists) lawful (husbands) for them. Now, therefore, pay the Polytheists the (amount of money) that which they have spent (on their dowries). You would not be at fault if you (desire to) marry them after having given them their dowries. Lo! (O’ Monotheistic Believers), do not hold matrimonial ties with the polytheistic women: ask for what you have spent (on their dowries), and let them ask for what the Polytheists have spent. That is the verdict of Allâh. He judges between you. Lo! Allâh is All-Knowing, All-Wise.
And if any of your wives ran away from you to the Polytheists and she did not give you back the dowry which you spent on her, then let the Muslims pay back such dowry from the property of the Polytheists which may come into their hands. So act piously towards Allâh in Whom you have affirmed your Faith.
O’ Prophet! When the monotheistic women come to you to give you the pledge that they will not associate anything in worship with Allâh (Almighty), that they will not steal, that they will not commit adultery, that they will not kill their own children, that they will not bring a calumny which they have forged of themselves, and that they will not disobey you in what is right, then accept their pledge and pray to Allâh to forgive them. Most assuredly Allâh is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.
O’ you who live by Faith! Make no friendship with a folk who incurred the wrath of Allâh! Indeed, they have despaired of the Hereafter as those who have no Faith in Allâh despaired of those in the graves.
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