Fight in the cause of Allah with those who fight against you,
but do not exceed the limits. Allah does not like transgressors.
Kill them wherever they confront you in combat and drive
them out of the places from which they have driven you.
Though killing is bad, creating mischief is worse than
killing. Do not fight them within the precincts of the Sacred
Mosque unless they attack you there; but if they attack
you, put them to the sword; that is the punishment for such
unbelievers. If they cease hostility, then surely Allah
is Forgiving, Merciful. Fight against them until there
is no more disorder and Allah’s supremacy is established.
If they desist, let there be no hostility except against
The Sacred month, in which fighting
is prohibited, is to be respected if the same is respected
by the enemy: sacred things too are subject to retaliation.
Therefore, if anyone transgresses a prohibition and
attacks you, retaliate with the same force. Fear Allah,
and bear in mind that Allah is with the righteous.
Give generously for the cause of Allah and do not cast yourselves into destruction by your own hands. Be charitable: Allah loves those who are charitable.
Complete the Hajj (obligatory pilgrimage
to Makkah) and the Umrah (optional visit to Makkah)
for the sake of Allah. If you are prevented from proceeding
then send such offering for sacrifice as you can afford
and do not shave your head until the offerings have reached
their destination. But if any of you is ill or has an ailment
in his scalp which necessitates shaving, he must
pay ransom either by fasting or feeding the poor or offering
a sacrifice. If in peacetime anyone wants to take the advantage
of performing Umrah and Hajj' together, he should make an
offering which he can afford; but if he lack the means,
let him fast three days during the Hajj and seven days on
his return making ten days in all. This order is for the
one whose household is not in the precincts of the Sacred
Mosque. Fear Allah and know that Allah is strict in retribution.
SECTION: 25 Hajj is in the well known
months. One who undertakes to perform it must abstain from
husband-wife relationship, obscene language, and wrangling
during Hajj. Whatever good you do, Allah knows it. Take
necessary provisions with you for the journey, and piety
is the best provision of all. Fear Me, O People endowed
with understanding. There is no blame on you if you
seek the bounty of your Rabb during this journey.
When you return from Arafãt, (stop at Muzdalifah and)
praise Allah near Mash‘ar-al-Har’am. Praise Him as He has
guided you, for before this you were from the people who
had lost the Right Way. Then return from where the
others return and ask Allah’s forgiveness; surely Allah
is Forgiving, Merciful. When you have fulfilled your
sacred duties, praise Allah as you used to praise your forefathers
or with deeper reverence. There are some who say: “Our Rabb!
Give us abundance in this world.” Such people will not have
any share in the hereafter. But there are others who
say: “Our Rabb! Give us the good life, both in this world
and in the Hereafter and save us from the torment of the
fire.” Such people shall have their due share in
both worlds according to what they have earned, Allah
is swift in settling all accounts. Celebrate the praises
of Allah during these appointed days. If anyone hastens
to leave Mina after two days or stays there a day
longer there is no blame on him provided he spends these
days in piety. Fear Allah and remember that you will
surely be gathered before Him.
Among the people there is one whose speech fascinates you
in this worldly life; he may even call upon Allah to witness
what is in his heart, yet he is your staunch opponent.
And when he leaves you, he directs his efforts towards causing
mischief in the land, destroying crops and cattle. Allah,
Whom he makes his witness, does not like mischief.
When it is said to him “Fear Allah,” arrogance carries him
off to sin. Hell will be the proper place for such a person,
which is indeed an evil refuge. And among people there
is one who would give away his life to seek the pleasure
of Allah. Allah is affectionate to His devotees.