Many among the people of the Book (Jews and Christians)
wish they could somehow turn you back to unbelief, due to
their selfish envy, after the truth has become quite clear
to them. Forgive them and bear with them until Allah brings
about His decision; rest assured that Allah has power over
Establish Salah and pay Zakah, and whatever good you send
ahead of you to the Hereafter for yourselves, you
shall find it with Allah; surely Allah is watching all your
They say: "None shall enter paradise except the one who is
a Jew or a Christian." These are their vain desires. Say
O Muhammad: "Let us have your proof if you are right
in your claim." Yea! Whoever submits himself entirely
to Allah and is good to others will be rewarded by his Rabb;
and will have nothing to fear or to regret.
SECTION: 14 The Jews say: "The Christians
are not on the right track," and the Christians say: "It
is the Jews who are not on the right track," yet both read
their Holy Books (Torah or Gospel). And those who
have no knowledge (the pagan Arabs) say like to what
both of them say; so Allah will judge between them in their
dispute on the Day of Judgment.
Who is more unjust than the one who prevents people from the
Masãjid (place of worship) of Allah , forbids the
mention of His name therein, and strives to ruin them ?
It is not proper for such people to enter in them except
with His fear. For them there is disgrace in this world
and grievous punishment in the Hereafter.
To Allah belong the East and the West; whichever direction you turn your face there is the presence of Allah. Surely Allah is All-Embracing and All-Knowing.