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But once the Sacred Months have passed, kill the polytheists ˹who violated their treaties˺ wherever you find them,1 capture them, besiege them, and lie in wait for them on every way. But if they repent, perform prayers, and pay alms-tax, then set them free. Indeed, Allah is All-Forgiving, Most Merciful.

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

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And if anyone from the polytheists asks for your protection ˹O Prophet˺, grant it to them so they may hear the Word of Allah, then escort them to a place of safety, for they are a people who have no knowledge.

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

How can such polytheists have a treaty with Allah and His Messenger, except those you have made a treaty with at the Sacred Mosque?1 So, as long as they are true to you, be true to them. Indeed Allah loves those who are mindful ˹of Him˺.

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

How ˹can they have a treaty˺? If they were to have the upper hand over you, they would have no respect for kinship or treaty. They only flatter you with their tongues, but their hearts are in denial, and most of them are rebellious.

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

They chose a fleeting gain over Allah’s revelations, hindering ˹others˺ from His Way. Evil indeed is what they have done!

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

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They do not honour the bonds of kinship or treaties with the believers. It is they who are the transgressors.

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

But if they repent, perform prayer, and pay alms-tax, then they are your brothers in faith. This is how We make the revelations clear for people of knowledge.

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

But if they break their oaths after making a pledge and attack your faith, then fight the champions of disbelief—who never honour their oaths—so perhaps they will desist.

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

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Will you not fight those who have broken their oaths, conspired to expel the Messenger ˹from Mecca˺, and attacked you first? Do you fear them? Allah is more deserving of your fear, if you are ˹true˺ believers.

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

˹So˺ fight them and Allah will punish them at your hands, put them to shame, help you overcome them, and soothe the hearts of the believers—

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

removing rage from their hearts. And Allah pardons whoever He wills. For Allah is All-Knowing, All-Wise.

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

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