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1. In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
Yusuf Ali
1. In the name of Allah Most Gracious Most Merciful.

1. O ye who believe! Choose not My enemy and your enemy for friends. 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, be verily hath strayed from the 
right way.
Yusuf Ali
1. 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 Allah 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.

2. 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.
Yusuf Ali
2. 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.

3. 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.
Yusuf Ali
3. Of no profit to you will be your relatives and your children on the Day of 
Judgment: He will judge between you: for Allah sees well and that ye do.

4. There is a goodly pattern for you 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.
Yusuf Ali
4. 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 Allah: we have rejected you and there has arisen between us 
and you enmity and hatred forever unless ye believe in Allah 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 Allah." (They prayed): 
"Our Lord! in Thee do we trust and to Thee do we turn in repentance: to Thee 
is (our) final Goal.

5. Our Lord! Make us not a prey for those who disbelieve, and forgive us, our 
Lord! Lo! Thou, only Thou, art the Mighty, the Wise.
Yusuf Ali
5. "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."

6. 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.
Yusuf Ali
6. There was indeed in them an excellent example for you to follow for those 
whose hope is in Allah and in the Last Day.  But if any turn away truly Allah 
is Free of all Wants Worthy of all Praise.

7. 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.
Yusuf Ali
7. It may be that Allah will grant love (and friendship) between you and those 
whom ye (now) hold as enemies: for Allah has power (over all things); and 
Allah is Oft-Forgiving Most Merciful.

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