Indeed, the worst of all beings in the sight of Allah are those who persist in disbelief, never to have faith—
˹namely˺ those with whom you ˹O Prophet˺ have entered into treaties, but they violate them every time, not fearing the consequences.
If you ever encounter them in battle, make a fearsome example of them, so perhaps those who would follow them may be deterred.
And if you ˹O Prophet˺ see signs of betrayal by a people, respond by openly terminating your treaty with them. Surely Allah does not like those who betray.
Do not let those disbelievers1 think they are not within reach. They will have no escape.
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