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He has forbidden you to eat dead meat, blood, the flesh of swine,
and that on which any name other than Allah has been invoked; but
if someone is compelled by absolute necessity, intending neither
to sin nor to transgress, he shall incur no sin. Surely Allah is
You are forbidden to eat the meat of any animal that dies by
itself (dead body), blood, the flesh of swine (pork) and that on
which any name other than Allah has been invoked; also that which
is strangled to death , killed by a violent blow, killed by a
headlong fall and of those beaten or gored to death; and that
which has been partly eaten by a wild animal unless you are able
to slaughter it before its death; also that which is sacrificed
on altars or is divided by raffling of arrows. All these are
sinful acts. Today the unbelievers have given up all their hope
of vanquishing your religion. Have no fear of them, fear Me.
Today I have perfected your religion for you, completed my favor
upon you and approved Al-Islam as a Deen (way of life for you).
Anyone who is compelled by hunger to eat what is forbidden, not
intending to commit sin, will find Allah Forgiving, Merciful.
He has only forbidden you to eat carrion (meat of dead a body),
blood, pork, and that over which any name other than Allah has
been invoked. But if one is forced by necessity, intending
neither to break the Divine Law nor to transgress limits, then
surely Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.
Who is more unjust than he who prevents people from the Masajid
(place of worship) of Allah , forbids the mention of His name
therein, and strives to ruin them ? It is not proper for such
people to enter in them except with His fear. For them there is
disgrace in this world and grievous punishment in the Hereafter.
O Muhammad tell them: I did not find in what has been revealed to
me anything forbidden to be eaten by one who wishes to eat it,
except the meat of an already dead animal, or running blood or
the flesh of swine (pork) - for these are unclean - or flesh of
an animal which has become profane because of slaughtering in the
names other than Allah. Even so, if anyone is forced in a
helpless situation, intending neither disobedience nor
transgression, you will find your Rabb Forgiving, Merciful.
so that they may witness the benefits which are made available
here for them, and pronounce the name of Allah over the cattle
which We have provided as food for them, on the appointed days,
then eat meat themselves and feed the indigent and needy.
They ask you what food is lawful for them, say: All good clean
things are lawful for you, as well as what you have taught your
hunting birds and beasts to catch, trained by you with the
knowledge given to you by Allah. Eat what they catch and hold for
you, however, pronounce the name of Allah over it. Have fear of
Allah. Allah is swift in settling the accounts.
Why should you not eat that on which Allah's name has been
pronounced, when He has clearly spelled out for you in detail
what is forbidden - except in a case of extreme helplessness? In
fact, many do mislead people by their appetites unchecked by
knowledge. Your Rabb knows best those who transgress.
Do not eat of that meat on which Allah's name has not been
pronounced, since that is most surely a transgression. In fact
the shaitans inspire their friends that they should argue with
you, and if you obey them, most surely you will be considered a
Name your adopted sons after their fathers; that is more just in
the sight of Allah, and if you don't know who their fathers are,
then call them as your brothers in faith and your friends. There
is no blame on you for an unintentional mistake, but you will be
held responsible for what you do with the intention of your
hearts; Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.
We have made you a moderate Ummah (nation) so that you may
testify against mankind and that your own Rasool may testify
against you. We decreed your former Qiblah only to distinguish
those who are the real followers of the Rasool from those who
would back away from the faith. It was indeed a hard test except
for those whom Allah has guided. Allah wants not to make your
faith fruitless. Allah is Compassionate and Merciful to mankind.
It is not befitting to the majesty of Allah that He Himself
should beget a son! He is far above this (weakness to get a son
for name, fame, help or continuity of race); for when He decrees
a matter He need only say: "Be" and it is.
Yet they were commanded nothing but to worship Allah, with their
sincere devotion to Him, being True in their faith; to establish
Salah ( prayers); and to pay Zakah (poor due); and that is the
infallible true Religion.
Therefore, stand firm in your devotion to the upright faith - the
nature made by Allah, the one on which mankind is created - and
the laws of Nature ordained by Allah cannot be changed. That is
the standard of true faith, but most among mankind do not know.
He is the One Who has made the stars for you, so that you might
find your way thereby in the darkness whether you are on the land
or the sea. We have spelled out Our revelations very clearly for
people of common sense.
Therefore, when you meet the unbelievers in the battlefield smite
their necks and, when you have thoroughly subdued them, then take
prisoners of war and bind them firmly. After the war lay down her
burdens, then you have the choice whether you show them favor or
accept ransom. Thus are you commanded. If Allah wanted, He
Himself could have punished them; but He adopted this way so that
He may test some of you by means of others. As for those who are
slain in the cause of Allah, He will never let their deeds be