009 - Soorah at-Towbah - (The Repentance) - [Madanee]

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[009:007] How can there be a covenant with Allh and with His Messenger [sal-Allhu 'alayhi wa sallam] for the Mushrikn (polytheists, idolaters, pagans, disbelievers in the Oneness of Allh) except those with whom you made a covenant near Al-Masjid Al-Harm (at Makkah)? So long as they are true to you, stand you true to them. Verily, Allh loves Al-Muttaqn (the pious. See V.2:2).

 

[009:008] How (can there be such a covenant with them) that when you are overpowered by them, they regard not the ties, either of kinship or of covenant with you? With (good words from) their mouths they please you, but their hearts are averse to you, and most of them are Fsiqn (rebellious, disobedient to Allh).

 

[009:009] They have purchased with the Ayt (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) of Allh a little gain, and they hindered men from His way; evil indeed is that which they used to do.

 

[009:010] With regard to a believer, they respect not the ties, either of kinship or of covenant! It is they who are the transgressors.

 

[009:011] But if they repent [by rejecting Shirk (polytheism) and accept Islamic Monotheism], perform As-Salt (the prayers) and give Zakt (obligatory charity), then they are your brethren in religion. (In this way) We explain the Ayt (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) in detail for a people who know.

 

[009:012] But if they violate their oaths after their covenant, and attack your religion with disapproval and criticism then fight (you) the leaders of disbelief (chiefs of Quraish pagans of Makkah) for surely, their oaths are nothing to them so that they may stop (evil actions).

 

[009:013] Will you not fight a people (pagans of Makkah) who have violated their oaths and intended to expel the Messenger [sal-Allhu 'alayhi wa sallam] while they did attack you first? Do you fear them? Allh has more right that you should fear Him if you are believers.

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(V.9:11) See the footnote of (V.9:5).

 

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