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060 TheExaminedOne

 In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.

 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.