060.001 O ye who believe! Choose not My enemy and your enemy for allies. Do ye
give them friendship when they disbelieve in that truth which hath come unto you,
driving out the messenger and you because ye believe in Allah, your Lord ? If ye have
come forth to strive in My way and seeking My good pleasure, (show them not
friendship). Do ye show friendship unto them in secret, when I am Best Aware of
what ye hide and what ye proclaim ? And whosoever doeth it among you, he verily
hath strayed from the right way.
060.002 If they have the upper hand of you, they will be your foes, and will stretch
out their hands and their tongues toward you with evil (intent), and they long for you
060.003 Your ties of kindred and your children will avail you naught upon the Day of
Resurrection. He will part you. Allah is Seer of what ye do.
060.004 There is a goodly pattern for you in Abraham and those with him, when they
told their folk: Lo! we are guiltless of you and all that ye worship beside Allah. We
have done with you. And there hath arisen between us and you hostility and hate for
ever until ye believe in Allah only - save that which Abraham promised his father
(when he said): I will ask forgiveness for thee, though I own nothing for thee from
Allah - Our Lord! In Thee we put our trust, and unto Thee we turn repentant, and unto
Thee is the journeying.
060.005 Our Lord! Make us not a prey for those who disbelieve, and forgive us, our
Lord! Lo! Thou, only Thou, are the Mighty, the Wise.
060.006 Verily ye have in them a goodly pattern for everyone who looketh to Allah
and the Last Day. And whosoever may turn away, lo! still Allah, He is the Absolute,
the Owner of Praise.
060.007 It may be that Allah will ordain love between you and those of them with
whom ye are at enmity. Allah is Mighty, and Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.
060.008 Allah forbiddeth you not those who warred not against you on account of
religion and drove you not out from your homes, that ye should show them kindness
and deal justly with them. Lo! Allah loveth the just dealers.
060.009 Allah forbiddeth you only those who warred against you on account of
religion and have driven you out from your homes and helped to drive you out, that
ye make friends of them. Whosoever maketh friends of them - (All) such are wrong-
060.010 O ye who believe! When believing women come unto you as fugitives,
examine them. Allah is Best Aware of their faith. Then, if ye know them for true
believers, send them not back unto the disbelievers. They are not lawful for them (the
disbelievers), nor are they (the disbelievers) lawful for them. And give them (the
disbelievers) that which they have spent (upon them). And it is no sin for you to
marry such women when ye have given them their dues. And hold not to the ties of
disbelieving women; and ask for (the return of) that which ye have spent; and let them
(the disbelievers) ask for that which they have spent. That is the judgment of Allah.
He judgeth between you. Allah is Knower, Wise.
060.011 And if any of your wives have gone from you unto the disbelievers and
afterward ye have your turn (of triumph), then give unto those whose wives have
gone the like of that which they have spent, and keep your duty to Allah in Whom ye
060.012 O Prophet! If believing women come unto thee, taking oath of allegiance
unto thee that they will ascribe no thing as partner unto Allah, and will neither steal
nor commit adultery nor kill their children, nor produce any lie that they have devised
between their hands and feet, nor disobey thee in what is right, then accept their
allegiance and ask Allah to forgive them. Lo! Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.
060.013 O ye who believe! Be not friendly with a folk with whom Allah is wroth, (a
folk) who have despaired of the Hereafter as the disbelievers despair of those who are
in the graves.