THE CHARACTER OF NON-BELIEVERS

THE CHARACTER OF NON-BELIEVERS



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In the name of Allah, The Compassionate, The Merciful

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SUBMISSION AND FAITH

The Arabs of the desert declare: 'We believe.'
Say: 'You do not.'
Rather say: 'We profess Islam,' for faith has not yet found its way into your hearts.
If you obey Allah and His Apostle, He will not diminish a thing from (the rewards) of your labours. Allah is Forgiving and Merciful.
The true believers are those who have faith in Allah and His Apostle and never doubt; and who right for His cause with their wealth and persons. Such are the truthful ones.

Sura: 49, Ayat: 14-15.

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PRECEDENCE OF BELIEVER OVER NON-BELIEVER

Can the man who seeks to please Allah be compared to him who has incurred His wrath? Hell shall be his home. Evil shall be his fate!
Varied are their positions with Allah. Allah is cognizant of what they do.

Sura: 3, Ayat: 162-163.

Say: 'Good and evil are not alike, even though the abundance of evil tempts you. Have fear of Allah, you men of understanding, so that you may triumph.'

Sura: 5, Ayat: 100.

Say: 'I do not tell you that I possess the treasures of Allah or know what is hidden, nor do I claim to be an angel. I follow only that which is revealed to me.'
Say: 'Are the blind and the seeing alike? Will you not think?'

Sura: 6, Ayat: 50.

Can the dead man whom We have raised to life and given a light with which he may be guided among men, be compared to him who blunders about in darkness from which he will never emerge? Thus their foul acts seem fair to the unbelievers.
And thus we have placed in every town its arch-transgressors to scheme there. But they scheme only against themselves, though they may not perceive it.

Sura: 6, Ayat: 122.

Who is a better man, he who founds his house on the fear of Allah and His good pleasure, or he who builds on the brink of a crumbling precipice, so that it will fall with him into the fire of Hell? Allah does not guide the wrongdoers.

Sura: 9, Ayat: 109.

The similitude of the two parties is as the blind and the deaf, and the seer and hearer. Can they be equal? Will you not take heed?

Sura: 11 'Ayat: 24.

Is then he who knows that what has been revealed to you by your Lord is the truth, like him who is blind?
Truly, none will take heed but the wise; those who keep faith with Allah and do not break their pledge; who join together what He has bidden to be united; who fear their Lord and dread the terrors of Reckoning-day; and those who for the sake of Allah endure with fortitude, attend to their prayers, and spend of what We have given them in private and in public; and who ward off evil with good. These shall have a blissful end.

Sura: 13, Ayat: 19-22.

Are (these two) alike? - One to whom We have made a goodly promise, and who is going to reach its (fulfilment), and one to whom We have given the good things of this life, but who, on the Day of Judgement, is to be among those brought up (for punishment)?

Sura: 28, Ayat: 61.

Can he, then, who is a true believer, be compared to him who is an evil-doer? Surely they are not alike.

Sura: 32, Ayat: 18.

The blind and the seeing are not alike, nor are the darkness and the light.
The shade and the heat are not alike, nor are the living and the dead. Allah can cause whom He will to hear Him, but you cannot make those who are in their graves hear you.
You are but a warner.

Sura: 35, Ayat: 19-23.

Are We to treat alike those that have faith and do good works, and those that corrupt the earth with wickedness? Are We to treat the righteous as We treat the wicked?

Sura: 38, Ayat: 28.

Can he who passes his night in adoration, standing up or on his knees, who dreads the terrors of the life to come and hopes to earn the mercy of his Lord (be compared to the unbeliever)? Are the wise and the ignorant equal? Truly, none will take heed but men of understanding.

Sura: 39, Ayat: 9.

Allah sets forth this parable. There are two men: the one who has many partners who are ever at odds among themselves; the other has one master.
Are these two to be held alike? Praise be to Allah! But most of them have no knowledge.

Sura: 39, Ayat: 29.

The blind and the seeing are not alike, nor are those that have faith and do good works and the sinner. Yet you seldom think.

Sura: 40, Ayat: 58.

Those who deny our revelations are not hidden from Our view. Is he who is cast in the Fire better than the one who emerges safe on the Day of Resurrection? Do as you will, Allah is watching over all your actions.

Sura: 41, Ayat: 40.

Do the evildoers think that they are equal in Our sight to the believers who do good works, so that in life and death shall be alike?
How ill they judge!

Sura: 45, Ayat: 21.

Can he who follows the guidance of his Lord be compared to him whose misdeeds are made to seem fair to him, and to those who follow their desires?
This is a description of the Paradise which the righteous have been promised. There shall flow in it rivers of unpolluted water, and rivers of milk for ever fresh; rivers of delectable wine and rivers of clearest honey. They shall have therein of every fruit and receive forgiveness from their Lord. Is this like (the lot of those) who shall abide in Hell for ever and drink scalding water which will tear their bowels?

Sura: 47, Ayat: 14-15.

The dwellers of Paradise and the people of the Fire shall not be held alike.
The dwellers of Paradise alone shall be triumphant.

Sura: 59, Ayat: 20.

Who is more rightly guided, he that goes grovelling on his face, or he that walks upright upon a straight path?

Sura: 67, Ayat: 22.

Surely the righteous have gardens of bliss with their Lord. Are We to deal with the true believers as We deal with the wrongdoers?
What is the matter with you? How do you judge?

Sura: 68, Ayat: 34-36.

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DISTINCTION BETWEEN THE CONDUCT OF BELIEVER AND NON-BELIEVER

This is because the unbelievers follow falsehood, while the faithful follow the truth from their Lord. Thus Allah sets forth for mankind their examples.

Sura: 47, Ayat: 3.

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NON -BELIEVERS DO NOT LEARN HISTORY'S LESSONS

Have they never journeyed through the land so that they may have hearts to gain wisdom or ears to hear with? It is not the eyes, but the hearts in the breasts, that are blind.

Sura: 22, Ayat: 46.

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THE END OF BELIEVER AND NON-BELIEVER

.... Because Allah is the protector of the faithful, and because the unbelievers have no protector.
Allah will admit those who believe and do good works to gardens watered by running streams. The unbelievers take their fill of pleasure and eat as the cattle eat: but Hell shall be their home.

Sura: 47, Ayat: 10-12.

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In the name of Allah, The Compassionate, The Merciful

FORGIVENESS FOR THE BELIEVER

Believers, have fear of Allah and put your trust in His Apostles. He will grant you a double share of His mercy. He will give you a light to walk in, and will forgive you: Allah is Forgiving and Merciful.
Let the People of the Book know that they have no control over the gifts of Allah; that these gifts are in His hands alone, and that He vouchsafes them to whom He will. Allah's bounty is infinite.

Sura: 57, Ayat: 28-29.

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RELATIONSHIP WITH BELIEVER OR NON-BELIEVER ON THE DAY OF JUDGEMENT

Allah has given as example to the unbelievers the wife of Nuh and the wife of Lut. They were married to two of Our righteous servants, but they deceived them. Their husbands availed them nothing against Allah. The angels said to them: 'Enter the Fire, together with those that shall enter it.'

Sura: 66, Ayat: 10.

But to the faithful Allah has given as example Pharaoh's wife, who said:
'Lord, build me a house with You in Paradise and deliver me from Pharaoh and his misdeeds. Deliver me from a wicked nation.

Sura: 66, Ayat: 11.

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DEALINGS WITH NON-BELIEVERS

Believers, do not make friends with any men other than your own people.
They will spare no pains to corrupt you. They desire nothing but your ruin.
Their hatred is clear from what they say, but more violent is the hatred which their breasts conceal.
We have made plain to you Our revelations, if you only understand.
See how you love them and they do not love you. You believe in the entire Book.
When they meet you they say: 'We, too, are believers.'
But when alone, they bite their finger-tips with rage. Say: 'Perish in your rage! Allah has knowledge of what is in your chests.'

Sura: 3, Ayat: 118-119.

Believers, if you yield to the infidels they will drag you back to unbelief and you will return headlong to perdition.

Sura: 3, Ayat: 149.

If they incline to peace, make peace with them, and put your trust in Allah.
Surely He is the Hearing, the Knowing. Should they seek to deceive you, Allah is All-sufficient for you.

Sura: 8, Ayat: 61-62.

A declaration of immunity by Allah and His Apostle to the idolaters with whom you have made agreements:
For four months you shall go unmolested in the land. But know that you shall not escape the judgement of Allah, and that Allah will humble the un-believers.

Sura: 9, Ayat: 1-2.

A proclamation to the people by Allah and His Apostle on the day of the great pilgrimage: Allah and His Apostle are free from obligation to the idolaters. If you repent, it will be well with you; but if you give no heed, know that you shall not escape His judgement.
Proclaim a woeful punishment to the unbelievers, except those idolaters who have fully honoured their treaties with you and aided none against you.
With these keep faith, until their treaties have run their term. Allah loves the righteous.

Sura: 9, Ayat: 3-4.

When the sacred months are over, slay the idolaters wherever you find them. Arrest them, besiege them, and lie in ambush everywhere for them. If they repent and take to prayer and pay the alms-tax, let them go their way. Allah is Forgiving and Merciful.
If an idolater seeks asylum with you, give him protection so that he may hear the Word of Allah, and then convey him to safety. For they are ignorant men.
How can the idolaters have any treaty with Allah and His Apostle, save those with whom you have made treaties at the Sacred Mosque? So long as they keep faith with you, keep faith with them. Allah loves the righteous.

Sura: 9, Ayat: 5-7.

0 believers, know that the idolaters are unclean. Let them not approach the Sacred Mosque after this year is ended. If you fear poverty, Allah, if He pleases, will enrich you through His bounty. He is Knowing, Wise.

Sura: 9, Ayat: 28.

Had the gain been immediate or the journey easy, they would have followed you: but the distance seemed too far to them.
Yet they will swear by Allah: 'Had we been able, we would have marched with you.' They bring ruin upon themselves. Allah knows that they are lying.
Allah forgive you! Why did you give them leave to stay behind before you knew those who spoke the truth from those who invented false excuses?
Those that believe in Allah and the Last Day will not beg you to exempt them from fighting with their wealth and their persons. Allah best knows the righteous. Only those seek exemption who disbelieve in Allah and the Last Day and whose hearts are filled with doubt. And in their doubt, they waver.
Had they intended to set forth with you, they would have prepared them-selves for war. But Allah did not like their going forth and held them back, and it was said: 'Stay back with those who stay back.'

Sura: 9, Ayat: 42-46.

You shall not pray for any of their dead, nor shall you attend their burial.
For they denied Allah and His Apostle and remained sinners to the last.
Let neither their riches nor their children rouse your envy. Through these Allah seeks to punish them in this life, so that they shall die unbelievers.
Whenever a Sura was revealed, saying: 'Believe in Allah and fight with His Apostle,' the rich among them asked you to excuse them, saying: 'Leave us with those who are to stay behind.'
They were content to be with those who stayed behind: a seal was set upon their hearts, leaving them bereft of understanding. But the Apostle and the men who shared his faith fought with their goods and their persons. Those shall be rewarded with good things. Those shall surely prosper. Allah has prepared for them gardens watered by running streams, in which they shall abide for ever. That is the supreme triumph.

Sura: 9, Ayat: 84-89.

Ibrahim prayed for his father only to fulfil a promise he had made him. But when he realized he was an enemy of Allah, he disowned him.
Surely Ibrahim was a compassionate and tender-hearted man.

Sura: 9, Ayat: 114.

Nuh called out to his Lord, saying: 'Lord my son was my own flesh and blood. Your promise was surely true. You are the most Just of judges.'
He said: '0 Nuh, he was no kinsman of yours. This is not a righteous deed.
Do not question Me about things you know nothing of. I admonish you lest you become an ignorant man.
He said: 'My Lord, I seek refuge with You from asking thee that of which I have no knowledge. If You do not pardon me and have mercy on me, I shall be among the losers.'

Sura: 11, Ayat: 45-47.

Follow then the right path as you are bidden, together with those who have repented with you, and do not transgress. He is aware of what you do.
And put not trust in the wrongdoers, lest you get touched by the Fire. You have no protectors besides Allah. Then you will not be helped.

Sura: 11, Ayat: 112-113.

Proclaim, then, what you are bidden and avoid the polytheists. We will Ourself sustain you against those that mock you-those who serve other gods besides Allah. They shall before long know.

Sura: 15, Ayat: 94-96.

Had it been Our will, We could have raised a warner in every town. Do not yield to the unbelievers, but fight them strenuously with it (the Quran).

Sura: 25, Ayat: 51-52.

Prophet, have fear of Allah, and do not listen to the unbelievers and the Hypocrites. Allah is Wise and All-Knowing.

Sura: 33, Ayat: 1.

Do not obey the unbelievers and the hypocrites: disregard their insolence.
Put your trust in Allah; Allah is your All-sufficient Guardian.

Sura: 33, Ayat: 48.

Your Lord knows best those who stray from His path, and those who are rightly guided. Give no heed to the disbelievers: they wish you were pliant, so that they would be pliant.

Sura: 68, Ayat: 7-9.

We have revealed to you the Quran by gradual revelation, therefore await with patience the judgement of your Lord and do not yield to the sinner and the unbelieving.

Sura: 76, Ayat: 23-24.

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STANDARD OF COMPANIONSHIP

Give warning to the hypocrites of a stern chastisement those who choose the unbelievers rather than the faithful for their friends.
Are they seeking glory at their hands? Surely all glory belongs to Allah.

Sura: 4, Ayat: 138-139.

0 believers, do not choose the infidels rather than the faithful for your friends. Would you give Allah a clear proof against yourselves?

Sura: 4, Ayat: 144.

Your only supporters and protectors are Allah, His Apostle, and the faithful: those who attend to their prayers, pay their alms-tax, and kneel down in worship.

Sura: 5, Ayat: 55.

Those who seek the support of Allah, His Apostle, and the faithful (must know) that Allah's followers are sure to triumph.

Sura: 5, Ayat: 56.

Believers, take as supporters neither those who were given the Book before you, who have made of your religion a jest and a pastime, nor the infidels.
Have fear of Allah, if you are true believers. When you call to prayer, they treat it as a jest and a pastime. They do this because they are devoid of understanding.

Sura: 5, Ayat: 57.

Do not drive away those that call on their Lord morning and evening, seeking only to gain His favour. You are not by any means accountable for them, nor are they accountable for you. If you drive them away, you shall yourself become an evildoer.

Sura: 6, Ayat: 52.

.... Therefore, have fear of Allah and end your disputes. Obey Allah and His Apostle, if you are true believers.'

Sura: 8, Ayat: 1.

.... He has made you strong with His help and rallied the faithful round you, making their hearts one. If you had given away all the riches of the earth, you could not have so united them....

Sura: 8, Ayat: 62-63.

Those that have embraced the faith and migrated (from Makkah), and fought for the cause of Allah with their wealth and their persons; and those that sheltered them and helped them, shall be friends to each other....

Sura: 8, Ayat: 72.

Do you (O believers) think that you will be spared unless God takes cognizance of your having striven hard (in His cause) without seeking help from any but God and His Apostle and those who believe in Him? For, God is aware of all that you do.

Sura: 9, Ayat: 16.

Believers, do not befriend your fathers or your brothers if they choose un-belief in preference to faith. Wrongdoers are those that befriend them.

Sura: 9, Ayat: 23.

The true believers, both men and women, are friends to each other. They enjoin what is just and forbid what is evil; they attend to their prayers and pay the alms-tax and obey Allah and His Apostle.
On these Allah will have mercy. He is Mighty, Wise.

Sura: 9, Ayat: 71.

0 believers, have fear of Allah and stand with the truthful.

Sura: 9, Ayat: 119.

The wrongdoers are patrons to each other, but the righteous have Allah Himself for their patron.
These are clear proofs to men and a guidance and mercy for those who truly believe.

Sura: 45, Ayat: 19-20.

You shall rind no believers in Allah and the Last Day on friendly terms with those who oppose Allah and His Apostle, even though they be their fathers, their sons, their brothers, or their kindred. Allah has written the faith in their very hearts and strengthened them with a spirit of His own. He will admit them to gardens watered by running streams, where they shall dwell for ever.
Allah is well pleased with them and they with Him. They are the party of Allah: and Allah's party shall surely triumph.

Sura: 58, Ayat: 22.

Believers, do not make friends with those who are enemies of Mine and yours, showing them kindness when they have denied the truth that has been revealed to you and driven the Apostle and yourselves out of your city because you believe in Allah, your Lord.
If it was indeed to fight for My cause, and out of a desire to please Me that you left your city, how can you be friendly to them in secret?
I well know all that you hide and all that you reveal. Whoever of you does this will stray from the right path.
If they gain ascendancy over you, they will plainly show themselves your enemies, and stretch out their hands and tongues towards you with evil. They long to see you unbelievers.
On the Day of Resurrection neither your kinsfolk nor your children shall avail you. Allah will judge between you. He is cognizant of all your actions.
You have a good example in Ibrahim and those who followed him. They said to their people: 'We are clear of you and that which you worship besides Allah. We renounce you: enmity and hate shall reign between us until you believe in Allah only-except Ibrahim's saying to his father:
'I shall implore Allah to forgive you, although I have no power to save you from His punishment.' 'Lord, in You we have put our trust; do not make us a trial for the un-believers. Forgive us, our Lord; You are the Mighty, the Wise One.'

Sura: 60, Ayat: 1-4.

Allah does not forbid you to be kind and equitable to those who have neither made war on your religion nor driven you from your homes. Allah loves the equitable. But He forbids you to make friends with those who have fought against you on account of your religion and driven you from your homes or abetted others to do so. Those who make friends with them are wrongdoers.

Sura: 60, Ayat: 8-9.

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FRIENDSHIP WITH NON-BELIEVERS

Let not the believers take those who deny the truth for their allies in preference to the believers-since he who does this cuts himself off from God in everything-unless it be to protect yourselves against them in this way. But God warns you to beware of Him: for with God is all journey's end.

Sura: 3, Ayat: 28.

Believers, do not make friends with any men other than your own people.
They will spare no pains to corrupt you. They desire nothing but your ruin.
Their hatred is clear from what they say, but more violent is the hatred which their breasts conceal.
We have made plain to you Our revelations, if you only understand.

Sura: 3, Ayat: 118.

See how you love them and they do not love you. You believe in the entire Book.
When they meet you they say: 'We, too, are believers.' But when alone, they bite their finger-tips with rage. Say: 'Perish in your rage! Allah has knowledge of what is in your chests.

Sura: 3, Ayat: 119.

When you are blessed with good fortune, they grieve: but when evil befalls you, they rejoice.
If you persevere and guard yourselves against evil, their machinations will never harm you. Allah has knowledge of all their actions.

Sura: 3, Ayat: 120.

They would love to see you deny the truth even as they have denied it, so that you should be like them. Do not, therefore, take them for your allies until they forsake the domain of evil for the sake of God; and if they revert to (open) enmity, seize them and slay them wherever you may find them; and do not take any of them for your ally or giver of succour.

Sura: 4, Ayat: 89.

0 believers, do not choose the infidels rather than the faithful for your friends. Would you give Allah a clear proof against yourselves?
The hypocrites shall be cast into the lowest depths of the Fire: there shall be none to help them. But those who repent and mend their ways, who hold fast to Allah and are sincere in their belief-they shall be numbered with the faithful, and the faithful shall be richly rewarded by Allah.

Sura: 4, Ayat: 144-146.

Believers, take neither Jews nor Christians for your friends and protectors.
They are friends and protectors of one another. Whoever of you seeks their friendship and supports them shall become one of their number. Allah does not guide the wrongdoers.

Sura: 5, Ayat: 51.

Believers, take as supporters neither those who were given the Book before you, who have made of your religion a jest and a pastime, nor the infidels.
Have fear of Allah, if you are true believers.

Sura: 5, Ayat: 57.

You see many of them taking the unbelievers as supporters. Evil is that to which their souls prompt them. They have incurred the wrath of Allah and shall endure eternal torment.

Sura: 5, Ayat: 80.

Had they believed in Allah and the Prophet and that which is revealed to him, they would not have taken them as supporters. But many of them are evildoers.

Sura: 5, Ayat: 81.

And incline not to those who do wrong; or the Fire will seize you; and you have no protectors other than God, nor shall you be helped.

Sura: 11, Ayat: 113.

And now, We have set you on the right path. Follow it and do not yield to the desires of ignorant men.

Sura: 45, Ayat: 18.

Do you see those that have befriended a people* who have incurred Allah's wrath? They belong neither to you nor to them. They knowingly swear to falsehoods. Allah has prepared for them a grievous scourge. Evil indeed is that which they have done.
They use their faith as a disguise and thus debar others from the path of Allah. A shameful scourge awaits them.
Neither their wealth nor their children shall in the least protect them from Allah. They are the people of the Fire, and there they shall abide for ever.
On the day when Allah restores them all to life, they will swear to Him as they now swear to you, thinking that their oaths will help them. Surely they are liars.
The Devil has gained possession of them and caused them to forget Allah's warning. They are the Devil's party; and the Devil's party shall assuredly be lost.

(*The Jews)

Sura: 58, Ayat: 14-19.

You shall find no believers in Allah and the Last Day on friendly terms with those who oppose Allah and His Apostle, even though they be their fathers, their sons, their brothers, or their kindred. Allah has written the faith in their very hearts and strengthened them with a spirit of His own. He will admit them to gardens watered by running streams, where they shall dwell for ever.
Allah is well pleased with them and they with Him. They are the party of Allah: and Allah's party shall surely triumph.

Sura: 58, Ayat: 22.

Believers, do not make friends with those who are enemies of Mine and yours, showing them kindness when they have denied the truth that has been revealed to you and driven the Apostle and yourselves out of your city because you believe in Allah, your Lord.
If it was indeed to right for My cause, and out of a desire to please Me that you left your city, how can you be friendly to them in secret? I well know all that you hide and all that you reveal. Whoever of you does this will stray from the right path.

Sura: 60, Ayat: 1.

If they gain ascendancy over you, they will plainly show themselves your enemies, and stretch out their hands and tongues towards you with evil. They long to see you unbelievers.

Sura: 60, Ayat: 2.

On the Day of Resurrection neither your kinsfolk nor your children shall avail you. Allah will judge between you. He is cognizant of all your actions.

Sura: 60, Ayat: 3.

You have a good example in Ibrahim and those who followed him. They said to their people: 'We are clear of you and that which you worship besides Allah.
We renounce you: enmity and hate shall reign between us until you believe in Allah only - except lbrahim's saying to his father: 'I shall implore Allah to forgive you, although I have no power to save you from His punishment' Lord, in You we have put our trust; do not make us a trial for the un-believers. Forgive us, our Lord; You are the Mighty, the Wise One.'

Sura: 60, Ayat: 4.

Truly, in those men there is a good example for you (and) for him who puts his hopes in Allah and in the Last Day. He that gives no heed to you, Allah alone is Self-sufficient and Worthy of praise.

Sura: 60, Ayat: 6.

It may well be that Allah will put good will between you and those with whom you have hitherto been at odds. Allah is Mighty. He is Forgiving and Merciful.

Sura: 60, Ayat: 7.

Allah does not forbid you to be kind and equitable to those who have neither made war on your religion nor driven you from your homes. Allah loves the equitable. But He forbids you to make friends with those who have fought against you on account of your religion and driven you from your homes or abetted others to do so. Those who make friends with them are wrongdoers.

Sura: 60, Ayat: 8-9.

0 believers, do not make friends with those who have incurred the wrath of Allah. Such men despair of the life to come, just as the unbelievers despair of the buried dead.

Sura: 60, Ayat: 13.

Allah has given as example to the unbelievers the wife of Nuh and the wife of Lut. They were married to two of Our righteous servants, but they deceived them. Their husbands availed them nothing against Allah.

Sura: 66, Ayat: 10.

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In the name of Allah, The Compassionate, The Merciful

FUNERAL PRAYER FOR THE HYPOCRITE AND TRANSGRESSOR

You shall not pray for any of their dead, nor shall you attend their burial.
For they denied Allah and His Apostle and remained sinners to the last.

Sura: 9, Ayat: 84.



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