The Qur'an

An Nisa (The women) - النساء

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Arabic
يَٰٓأَيُّهَا ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُوا۟ لَا تَتَّخِذُوا۟ ٱلْكَٰفِرِينَ أَوْلِيَآءَ مِن دُونِ ٱلْمُؤْمِنِينَ ۚ أَتُرِيدُونَ أَن تَجْعَلُوا۟ لِلَّهِ عَلَيْكُمْ سُلْطَٰنًا مُّبِينًا
Ahmad Ali
O believers, do not hold unbelievers as friends in preference to the faithful. Do you want to proffer a clear proof of your own guilt before God?
Ali Qarai
O you who have faith! Do not take the faithless for friends instead of the faithful. Do you wish to give Allah a clear sanction against yourselves?
Amhad Khan
O People who Believe! Do not befriend disbelievers in place of Muslims; do you wish to give Allah a clear proof against you?
Arberry
O believers, take not the unbelievers as friends instead of the believers; or do you desire to give God over you a clear authority?
Corpus
O you who believe[d]! (Do) not take the disbelievers (as) allies from instead of the believers. Do you wish that you make for Allah against you an evidence clear?
Daryabadi
O Ye who believe! take not infidels for friends, instead of believers. Would ye give Allah against you a manifest warranty!
Hilali & Khan
O you who believe! Take not for Auliya' (protectors or helpers or friends) disbelievers instead of believers. Do you wish to offer Allah a manifest proof against yourselves?
Maududi
Believers! Do not take the unbelievers as your allies in preference to the believers. Do you wish to offer Allah a clear proof of guilt against yourselves?
Muhammad Sarwar
Believers, do not make unbelievers your intimate friends and supporters rather than believers. Do you want to establish clear evidence against yourselves before God?
Muhammad Shakir
O you who believe! do not take the unbelievers for friends rather than the believers; do you desire that you should give to Allah a manifest proof against yourselves?
Pickthall
O ye who believe! Choose not disbelievers for (your) friends in place of believers. Would ye give Allah a clear warrant against you?
Qaribullah
Believers, do not take the unbelievers for guides instead of the believers, or do you desire to give Allah a clear authority over you?
Sahih Intl
O you who have believed, do not take the disbelievers as allies instead of the believers. Do you wish to give Allah against yourselves a clear case?
Talal Itani
O you who believe! Do not befriend disbelievers rather than believers. Do you want to give God a clear case against you?
Transliteration
Ya ayyuha allatheena amanoo la tattakhithoo alkafireena awliyaa min dooni almumineena atureedoona an tajAAaloo lillahi AAalaykum sultanan mubeenan
Wahihuddin Khan
Do not take deniers of the truth [who are at war with you] for your allies in preference to believers. Would you give God a clear proof against yourselves?
Yusuf Ali
O ye who believe! Take not for friends unbelievers rather than believers: Do ye wish to offer Allah an open proof against yourselves?