Surah 60 - Al Mumtahinah THAT WHICH EXAMINES
060.001 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 God 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.
060.002 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
that ye should reject the Truth.
060.003 Of no profit to you will be your relatives and your children on the Day of
Judgment: He will judge between you: for God sees well all that ye do.
060.004 There is for you an excellent example (to follow) in Abraham and those
him, when they said to their people: "We are clear of you and of whatever ye worship
besides God: we have rejected you, and there has arisen, between us and you, enmity
and hatred for ever,- unless ye believe in God 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 God." (They prayed): "Our Lord! in Thee
we trust, and to Thee do we turn in repentance: to Thee is (our) Final Goal.
060.005 "Our Lord! Make us not a (test and) trial for the Unbelievers, but for
our Lord! for Thou art the Exalted in Might, the Wise."
060.006 There was indeed in them an excellent example for you to follow,- for
whose hope is in God and in the Last Day. But if any turn away, truly God is Free of
all Wants, Worthy of all Praise.
060.007 It may be that God will grant love (and friendship) between you and those
whom ye (now) hold as enemies. For God has power (over all things); And God is
Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.
060.008 God forbids you not, with regard to those who fight you not for (your)
nor drive you out of your homes, from dealing kindly and justly with them: for
loveth those who are just.
060.009 God 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
circumstances), that do wrong.
060.010 O ye who believe! When there come to you believing women refugees,
examine (and test) them: God 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
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,
let the (Unbelievers) ask for what they have spent (on the dowers of women who
come over to you). Such is the command of God: He judges (with justice) between
you. And God is Full of Knowledge and Wisdom.
060.011 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 God, in Whom ye believe.
060.012 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 God, that
they will not steal, that they will not commit adultery (or fornication), that
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 God for the forgiveness (of their sins): for God is Oft-Forgiving,
060.013 O ye who believe! Turn not (for friendship) to people on whom is the Wrath
of God, of the Hereafter they are already in despair, just as the Unbelievers are in
despair about those (buried) in graves.