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#60. Mumtahana *SURAH*

In the name of Allah Most Gracious Most Merciful

1. O ye who
believe! take not My enemies and yours as friends (or protectors)
offering them (your) love even though they have rejected the
Truth that has come to you and have (on the contrary) driven out
the Prophet and yourselves (from your homes) (simply) because ye
believe in Allah your Lord! If ye have come out to strive in My
Way and to seek My Good Pleasure (take them not as friends)
holding secret converse of love (and friendship) with them: for I
know full well all that ye conceal and all that ye reveal. And
any of you that does this has strayed from the Straight Path

2. If they were to get the better of you they would behave to you
as enemies and stretch forth their hands and their tongues
against you for evil; and they desire that ye should reject the

3. Of no profit to you will be your relatives and your children
on the Day of Judgment: He will judge between you: for Allah sees
well and that ye do."

4. There is for you an excellent example (to follow) in Abraham
and those with him when they said to their people: "We are clear
of you and of whatever ye worship besides Allah: we have rejected
you and there has arisen between us and you enmity and hatred
forever unless ye believe in Allah and Him alone": But not when
Abraham said to his father: "I will pray for forgiveness for thee
though I have no power (to get) aught on thy behalf from Allah ."
(They prayed): "Our Lord! in Thee do we trust and to Thee do" we
turn in repentance: to Thee is (our) final Goal.

5. "Our Lord! Make us not a (test and) trial for the Unbelievers
but forgive us our Lord! For Thou art the Exalted in Might the

6. There was indeed in them an excellent example for you to
follow for those whose hope is in Allah and in the Last Day. But
if any turn away truly Allah is Free of all Wants Worthy of all

7. It may be that Allah will grant love (and friendship) between
you and those whom ye (now) hold as enemies: for Allah has power
(over all things); and Allah is Oft-Forgiving Most Merciful

8. Allah forbids you not with regard to those who fight you not
for (your) Faith nor drive you out of your homes from dealing
kindly and justly with them: for Allah loveth those who are just

9. Allah only forbids you with regard to those who fight you for
(your) Faith and drive you out of your homes and support (others)
in driving you out from turning to them (for friendship and
protection). It is such as turn to them (in these circumstances)
that do wrong

10. O ye who believe! when there come to you believing women
refugees examine (and test) them: Allah knows best as to their
Faith: if ye ascertain that they are Believers then send them not
back to the Unbelievers. They are not lawful (wives) for the
Unbelievers nor are the (Unbelievers) lawful (husbands) for them.
But pay the Unbelievers what they have spent (on their dower).
And there will be no blame on you if ye marry them on payment of
their dower to them. But hold not to the guardianship of
unbelieving women: ask for what ye have spent on their dowers and
let the (Unbelievers) ask for what they have spent (on the dowers
of women who come over to you). Such is the command of Allah: He
judges (with justice) between you: and Allah is Full of Knowledge
and Wisdom

11. And if any of your wives deserts you to the Unbelievers and
ye have an accession (by the coming over of a woman from the
other side) then pay to those whose wives have deserted the
equivalent of what they had spent (on their dower): and fear
Allah in Whom ye believe.

12. O Prophet! when believing women come to thee to take the oath
of fealty to thee that they will not associate in worship any
other thing whatever with Allah that they will not steal that
they will not commit adultery (or fornication) that they will not
kill their children that they will not utter slander
intentionally forging falsehood and that they will not disobey
thee in any just matter then do thou receive their fealty and
pray to Allah for the forgiveness (of their sins): for Allah is
Oft-Forgiving Most Merciful

13. O ye who believe! turn not (for friendship) to people on whom
is the Wrath of Allah. Of the Hereafter they are already in
despair just as the Unbelievers are in despair about those
(buried) in graves

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