Sura Al-Mumtahanah (The Woman to be Examined)
Sheikh / AbdulBaset AbdulSamad

  • In the Name of God, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful

    60:1-2 O you who believe! Choose not My enemy and your enemy for helpers (and protectors). Do you give them friendship when they disbelieve in that truth which has come to you, driving out the Messenger and you because you believe in God, your Lord? If you have come forth to fight hard in My way and seeking My good pleasure, (show them not friendship). Do you show friendship to them in secret, when I am Best Aware of what you hide and what you proclaim? And whosoever does it among you; he verily has strayed from the right way. 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 to disbelieve.

    60:3 Your ties of kindred and your children will avail you nothing upon the Day of Resurrection. He will part you. God is Seer of what you do.

    60:4 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 you worship beside God. We have done with you. And there has arisen between us and you hostility and hate forever until you believe in God only – except that which Abraham promised his father (when he said): I will ask forgiveness for you, though I own nothing for you from God – Our Lord! In You we put our trust, and to You we turn repentant, and to You is the journeying.

    60:5 Our Lord! Make us not a prey for those who disbelieve, and forgive us, our Lord! Lo! You, only You, are the Mighty, the Wise.

    60:6 Verily you have in them a goodly pattern for anyone who looks to God and the Last Day. And whosoever may turn away, lo! Still God, He is the Absolute, the Owner of praise.

    60:7 It may be that God will ordain love between you and those of them with whom you are at enmity. God is Mighty, and God is Forgiving, Merciful.

    60:8 God forbids you not those who warred not against you on account of religion and drove you not out from your homes that you should show them kindness and deal justly with them. Lo! God loves the just dealers.

    60:9 God forbids 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 you make friends of them. Whosoever makes friends of them.(All) such are wrongdoers.

    60:10 O you who believe! When believing women come to you as fugitives, examine them. God is Best Aware of their faith. Then, if you know them for true believers, send them not back to the disbelievers. They are not lawful for the disbelievers, nor are the disbelievers lawful for them. And give the disbelievers that which they have spent (upon them). And it is no sin on you to marry such women when you have given them their dues. And hold not to the ties of disbelieving women; and ask for (the return of) that which you have spent; and let the disbelievers ask for that which they have spent. That is the judgment of God. He judges between you. God is Knower, Wise.

    60:11 And if any of your wives have gone from you to the disbelievers and afterward you have your turn (of triumph), then give to those whose wives have gone the like of that which they have spent, and keep your duty to God in whom you are believers.

    60:12 O Prophet! If believing women come to you, taking an oath of allegiance to you that they will ascribe nothing as partner to God, 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 you in what is right, then accept their allegiance and ask God to forgive them. Lo! God is Forgiving, Merciful.

    60:13 O you who believe! Be not friendly with a folk with whom God is wroth, (a folk) who have despaired of the Hereafter as the disbelievers despair of those who are in the graves.