Choose Where You Stand: Surah 60 With Exposition

Here I outline surah 60 both as a structure and with the import as I see it which that structure expresses. The purpose of this series of videos is to showcase a toolkit with which anyone who chooses to put the the time in, can enrich his understanding of the Qur’an.

1 O you who heed warning: take not My enemy and your enemy as allies, extending to them love, when they have denied that which has come to you of the truth — they, turning out the Messenger and you because you believe in God, your Lord, if you go forth to strive in My cause and seeking My pleasure — showing them love in secret. And I best know what you conceal and what you proclaim; and whoso does it among you, he has strayed from the right path.

2 If they come upon you, they will be enemies to you, and stretch out their hands and their tongues against you with evil; and they wish that you should deny.

3 Neither your kin nor your children will benefit you on the Day of Resurrection; He will judge between you; and God sees what you do.

4 There was for you a good model in Abraham and those with him when they said to their people: “We are quit of you and what you serve, besides God. We deny you, and become clear between us and you are enmity and hatred forever until you believe in God alone,” — save the saying of Abraham to his father: “I will ask forgiveness for thee, but I have no power for thee against God.” — “Our Lord: in Thee we place our trust; and to Thee have we turned; and to Thee is the journey’s end.

5“Our Lord: make Thou not us a means of denial1 for those who ignore warning; and forgive Thou us. Our Lord: thou art the Exalted in Might, the Wise.”

6 There was for you in them a good model1 for one who hopes for God and the Last Day. And whoso turns away: — God, He is the Free from Need, the Praiseworthy.



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“What The Messenger Gives You, Take It” — Surah 59 With Exposition

This talk looks at the whole of Surah 59, and gives special attention to one of the key “proof texts” the Traditionalist uses to shoe-horn his usurping literature into the mind of the unwary.

6 And what God gave in spoil to His messenger from them: you spurred not for it any horse or camel; but God gives His messengers authority over whom He wills; and God is over all things powerful.

7 What God gave in spoil to His messenger from the people of the cities belongs to God and His messenger, and to relatives, and the fatherless, and the needy, and the wayfarer[…] that it be not a distribution by turns between the rich among you. And what the Messenger gives you: take it, and from what he forbids you: refrain — and be in prudent fear of God; God is severe in retribution —

8 For the poor émigrés, who were turned out of their homes and their possessions, seeking favour from God and approval, and helping God and His messenger; it is they who are the truthful.



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