O you who have believed, if you obey those who disbelieve, they will turn you back on your heels, and you will [then] become losers.
But Allah is your protector, and He is the best of helpers.
We shall cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve because they ascribe unto Allah partners, for which no warrant hath been revealed. Their habitation is the Fire, and hapless the abode of the wrong-doers.
And Allah had certainly fulfilled His promise to you when you were killing the enemy by His permission until [the time] when you lost courage and fell to disputing about the order [given by the Prophet] and disobeyed after He had shown you that which you love. Among you are some who desire this world, and among you are some who desire the Hereafter. Then he turned you back from them [defeated] that He might test you. And He has already forgiven you, and Allah is the possessor of bounty for the believers.
Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Interesting Quote From Qur'an, Surah 3.
Ignoring any charges of "literalism" for the moment, how should the following verses be interpreted?