Surah 60 She that is to be Examined - Al-Mumtahina, 13 verses (Madina)
In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
- 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.
- 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 Truth.
- 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.
- 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 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 do we trust, and to Thee do we turn in
repentance: to Thee is (our) Final Goal.
- "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 Wise."
- There was indeed in them an excellent example for
you to follow,- for those 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.
- 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.
- God 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
God loveth those who are just.
- 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 these circumstances), that do
- 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 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 God: He
judges (with justice) between you. And God is Full of
Knowledge and Wisdom.
- 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
- 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 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 God for the forgiveness (of
their sins): for God is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.
- 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.
Surah 59 Exile
Surah 60 She that is to be Examined
Surah 61 The Ranks