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Surah Mumtahanah Ayat 8 in Arabic Text

لَّا يَنْهَىٰكُمُ ٱللَّهُ عَنِ ٱلَّذِينَ لَمْ يُقَـٰتِلُوكُمْ فِى ٱلدِّينِ وَلَمْ يُخْرِجُوكُم مِّن دِيَـٰرِكُمْ أَن تَبَرُّوهُمْ وَتُقْسِطُوٓا۟ إِلَيْهِمْ ۚ إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ يُحِبُّ ٱلْمُقْسِطِينَ
Laa yanhaakumul laahu ‘anil lazeena lam yuqaatilookum fid deeni wa lam yukhrijookum min diyaarikum an tabarroohum wa tuqsitooo ilaihim; innal laaha yuhibbul muqsiteen

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 8

Sahih International
Allah does not forbid you from those who do not fight you because of religion and do not expel you from your homes – from being righteous toward them and acting justly toward them. Indeed, Allah loves those who act justly.

Yusuf Ali
Allah forbids you not, with regard to those who fight you not for (your) Faith nor drive you out of your homes, from dealing kindly and justly with them: for Allah loveth those who are just.

Abul Ala Maududi
Allah does not forbid that you be kind and just to those who did not fight against you on account of religion, nor drove you out of your homes. Surely Allah loves those who are equitable.

Muhsin Khan
Allah does not forbid you to deal justly and kindly with those who fought not against you on account of religion and did not drive you out of your homes. Verily, Allah loves those who deal with equity.

Pickthall
Allah forbiddeth you not those who warred not against you on account of religion and drove you not out from your homes, that ye should show them kindness and deal justly with them. Lo! Allah loveth the just dealers.

Dr. Ghali
Allah does not forbid you (as regards) the ones who have not fought you on account of the religion and have not driven you out of your residences that you should be benign to them and be equitable towards them; surely Allah loves the equitable.

Abdel Haleem
and He does not forbid you to deal kindly and justly with anyone who has not fought you for your faith or driven you out of your homes: God loves the just.

Quran 60 Verse 8 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Mumtahanah ayat 8, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(60:8) Allah does not forbid that you be kind and just to those who did not fight against you on account of religion, nor drove you out of your homes. Surely Allah loves those who are equitable.[12]


12. Here a doubt may arise in the minds. It is all right totreat the disbelievers, who are not hostile, kindly, butshould only they be treated unjustly? And should thedisbelievers, who arc hostile, be treated unjustly? Theanswer is that in this context, the word justice, in fact, hasbeen used in a special sense. It means: Justice demands thatyou should not be hostile to those who are not hostile toyou, for it is not justice to treat the enemy and the nonenemyalike. You have every right to adopt a stern attitudetowards those who persecuted you for embracing Islam andcompelled you to leave your homes and pursued you evenafter your expulsion. But as for those who were notpartners in persecuting you, you should treat them well andshould fulfill the right they have on you because of bloodand other relationships.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah As-Saff verse 8 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Saff ayat 7 which provides the complete commentary from verse 7 through 9.

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