M. H. Shakir, The Holy Quran; Arabic Text and English Translation; Foot-notes by M. H. Shakir (1974)

swore by Allah with the most forcible of their oaths that they were most surely with you? Their deeds shall go for nothing, so they shall become losers.

54. O you who believe! whoever from among you turns back from his religion, then Allah will bring a people, He shall love them and they shall love Him, lowly before the believers, mighty against the unbelievers, they shall strive hard in Allah’s way and shall not fear the censure of any censurer; this is Allah’s grace, He gives it to whom He pleases, and Allah is Ample-giving, Knowing.

55. Only Allah is your Vali and His apostle and those who believe, those who keep u p prayers and pay the poor-rate while they bow.*

56. And whoever takes Allah and His apostle and those who believe for a guardian, then surely the party of Allah are they that shall be triumphant.

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57. O you who believe! do not take for guardians those who take your religion for a mockery and a joke, from among those who were given the Book before

* Ali while bowing gave his ring (which once belonged to the prophet Sulaiman) to Jibreel, who came as a beggar in Masjid-e-Nabavi.

Vali — Friend or Guardian

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M. H. Shakir, The Holy Quran; Arabic Text and English Translation; Foot-notes by M. H. Shakir, R. A. Juma, 1615 Pech Rd., Apt. 26C, Houston, Texas 77055. Presented by World Organization for Islamic Services (WOFIS), P.O. Box No. 2245, Tehran, Iran, 1974 Edition, Consulted online at “Quran Archive - Texts and Studies on the Quran” on 28 Jan. 2023: http://quran-archive.org/explorer/m-h-shakir/1974?page=213