Al-Mumtahina

 

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

O you who believe! Take not My enemies and your enemies (i.e. disbelievers and polytheists) as friends, showing affection towards them, while they have disbelieved in what has come to you of the truth (i.e. Islmic Monotheism, this Qur'n, and Muhammad SAW), and have driven out the Messenger (Muhammad SAW) and yourselves (from your homeland) because you believe in Allh your Lord! If you have come forth to strive in My Cause and to seek My Good Pleasure, (then take not these disbelievers and polytheists, as your friends). You show friendship to them in secret, while I am All-Aware of what you conceal and what you reveal. And whosoever of you (Muslims) does that, then indeed he has gone (far) astray, from the Straight Path[]. (1) Should they gain the upper hand over you, they would behave to you as enemies, and stretch forth their hands and their tongues against you with evil, and they desire that you should disbelieve. (2) Neither your relatives nor your children will benefit you on the Day of Resurrection (against Allh). He will judge between you. And Allh is the All-Seer of what you do. (3) Indeed there has been an excellent example for you in Ibrhim (Abraham) and those with him, when they said to their people: "Verily, we are free from you and whatever you worship besides Allh, we have rejected you, and there has started between us and you, hostility and hatred for ever, until you believe in Allh Alone," except the saying of Ibrhim (Abraham) to his father: "Verily, I will ask forgiveness (from Allh) for you, but I have no power to do anything for you before Allh[] ." Our Lord! In You (Alone) we put our trust, and to You (Alone) we turn in repentance, and to You (Alone) is (our) final Return, (4) "Our Lord! Make us not a trial for the disbelievers, and forgive us, Our Lord! Verily, You, only You are the All-Mighty, the All-Wise." (5) Certainly, there has been in them an excellent example for you to follow for those who look forward to (the Meeting with) Allh and the Last Day. And whosoever turns away, then verily, Allh is Rich (Free of all needs), Worthy of all Praise. (6) Perhaps Allh will make friendship between you and those whom you hold as enemies. And Allh has power (over all things), and Allh is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful. (7) Allh does not forbid you to deal justly and kindly with those who fought not against you on account of religion nor drove you out of your homes. Verily, Allh loves those who deal with equity. (8) It is only as regards those who fought against you on account of religion, and have driven you out of your homes, and helped to drive you out, that Allh forbids you to befriend them. And whosoever will befriend them, then such are the Zlimn (wrong-doers those who disobey Allh). (9) O you who believe! When believing women come to you as emigrants, examine them, Allh knows best as to their Faith, then if you ascertain that they are true believers, send them not back to the disbelievers, They are not lawful (wives) for the disbelievers nor are the disbelievers lawful (husbands) for them. But give (the disbelievers) that (amount of money) which they have spent [as their Mahr[]] to them. And there will be no sin on you to marry them if you have paid their Mahr to them. Likewise hold not the disbelieving women as wives, and ask for (the return of) that which you have spent (as Mahr) and let them (the disbelievers) ask back for that which they have spent. That is the Judgement of Allh. He judges between you. And Allh is All-Knowing, All-Wise. (10) And if any of your wives have gone from you to the disbelievers, (as apostates and you asked them to retrun back your Mahr but they refused) then you went our for a Ghazwah (military expedition) (against them and) gained booty; then pay from that booty to those whose wives have gone, the equivalent of what they had spent (on their Mahr). And fear Allh in Whom you believe. (11) O Prophet! When believing women come to you to give you the Bai'h (pledge), that they will not associate anything in worship with Allh, that they will not steal, that they will not commit illegal sexual intercourse, that they will not kill their children, that they will not utter slander, intentionally forging falsehood (i.e. by making illegal children belonging to their husbands), and that they will not disobey you in Ma'rf (Islmic Monotheism and all that which Islm ordains) then accept their Bai'h (pledge), and ask Allh to forgive them, Verily, Allh is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful. (12) O you who believe! Take not as friends the people who incurred the Wrath of Allh (i.e. the Jews). Surely, they have despaired of (receiveing any good in) the Hereafter, just as the disbelievers have despaired of those (buried) in graves (that they will not be resurrected on the Day of Resurrection). (13)