1. O you who believe! do not take My enemy and your enemy
for friends: would you offer them love while they deny what
has come to you of the truth, driving out the Apostle and
yourselves because you believe in Allah, your Lord? If you
go forth struggling hard in My path and seeking My pleasure,
would you manifest love to them? And I know what you conceal
and what you manifest; and whoever of you does this, he
indeed has gone astray from the straight path.
2. If they find you, they will be your enemies, and will
stretch forth towards you their hands and their tongues with
evil, and they ardently desire that you may disbelieve.
3. Your relationship would not profit you, nor your children
on the day of resurrection; He will decide between you; and
Allah sees what you do.
4. Indeed, there is for you a good example in Ibrahim and
those with him when they said to their people: Surely we are
clear of you and of what you serve besides Allah; we declare
ourselves to be clear of you, and enmity and hatred have
appeared between us and you forever until you believe in
Allah alone-- but not in what Ibrahim said to his father: I
would certainly ask forgiveness for you, and I do not
control for you aught from Allah-- Our Lord! on Thee do we
rely, and to Thee do we turn, and to Thee is the eventual
5. Our Lord! do not make us a trial for those who
disbelieve, and forgive us, our Lord! surely Thou art the
Mighty, the Wise.
6. Certainly there is for you in them a good example, for
him who fears Allah and the last day; and whoever turns
back, then surely Allah is the Self-sufficient, the Praised.
7. It may be that Allah will bring about friendship between
you and those whom you hold to be your enemies among them;
and Allah is Powerful; and Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.
8. Allah does not forbid you respecting those who have not
made war against you on account of (your) religion, and have
not driven you forth from your homes, that you show them
kindness and deal with them justly; surely Allah loves the
doers of justice.
9. Allah only forbids you respecting those who made war upon
you on account of (your) religion, and drove you forth from
your homes and backed up (others) in your expulsion, that
you make friends with them, and whoever makes friends with
them, these are the unjust.
10. O you who believe! when believing women come to you
flying, then examine them; Allah knows best their faith;
then if you find them to be believing women, do not send
them back to the unbelievers, neither are these (women)
lawful for them, nor are those (men) lawful for them, and
give them what they have spent; and no blame attaches to you
in marrying them when you give them their dowries; and hold
not to the ties of marriage of unbelieving women, and ask
for what you have spent, and kt them ask for what they have
spent. That is Allah's judgment; He judges between you, and
Allah is Knowing, Wise.
11. And if anything (out of the dowries) of your wives has
passed away from you to the unbelievers, then your turn
comes, give to those whose wives have gone away the like of
what they have spent, and be careful of (your duty to) Allah
in Whom you believe.
12. O Prophet! when believing women come to you giving you a
pledge that they will not associate aught with Allah, and
will not steal, and will not commit fornication, and will
not kill their children, and will not bring a calumny which
they have forged of themselves, and will not disobey you in
what is good, accept their pledge, and ask forgiveness for
them from Allah; surely Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.
13. O you who believe! do not make friends with a people
with whom Allah is wroth; indeed they despair of the
hereafter as the unbelievers despair of those in tombs.