JAMAICA, New York (May 2, 2011) – The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) issued a press release this morning on the killing of Osama bin Laden by a US military operation outside Abbottabad, Pakistan yesterday.

“Osama bin Laden posed a serious threat to the security of America and the world, and the removal of this threat is a significant turning point in the post-9/11 global War on Terror.
“Our thoughts are first and foremost with the families of those killed on 9/11 and the countless innocent men, women and children who have died in the ensuing wars. We pray this news brings closure to these families and ultimately ushers in a new chapter of peace and understanding in America’s history.
“ICNA hopes that the Obama administration will use this pivotal moment as an opportunity to rapidly end the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and ensure the safe return of our troops.
“We reiterate President Obama’s statement that America is not at war with Islam and Osama bin Laden was not representative of Muslims. We must remember with conviction the unity that brought us out of the devastation of September 11, 2001, and work to preserve that unity in coming days.”
Photograph: Ho/Reuters

53 Responses

  1. Naeem,
    Do you believe that 9/11 was Osama responsibility? Looks like that you have issued a verdict which does not represent muslim community, that ICNA claim to represent.
    9/11 matter is still unsolved and actual criminals are still at large. However, killers of Iraq and Afghanistan innocent people are well known. Same Terry Jones, who burned the Quran. I could not find a condemnation statement on your website. Why? There must be some kind of “Hikmah” from hakeems like you.
    May Allah protect muslims from Hakeem Leader like you and your group who is occupying ICNA. You are just like Pakistan military who will do anything for dollars.

  2. What, no jubilation? No celebration…this neanderthal slaughtered a multitude of people in the name of a “g-d”. Where is your jubilation that someone affiliated with the Muslime religion as a leader of Jihadists, has ended a nasty part of YOUR history too? You Have the words “NORTH AMERICA” in your name…educate the Americans of their allegiance to this country as well as to a religion, for everyone’s sake.

  3. Salaam Alaikum,
    I write to you all with a greeting of peace and blessings. I thank you for the press release.
    I just want to say that the above two comments neither represent the majority view of Muslims, nor the majority view of Americans.
    And on this day, I am more proud than ever to be an American as I can voice my opinion freely and read conflicting opinions all over the internet and no one with the fear of backlash.
    Now let’s bring those troops home!

  4. Today, only ONE terrorist leader was murdered, who, according to USA killed 3000 persons at 9/11/2001 in New York.
    Who will be killing the terrorist(s) that led to wars in Iraq and Afghanistan?
    When will be Bush brought to Justice who according to all sources (independent as well as USA-European based) went to war knowing that there were NO “weapons of mass destruction” in those countries…… and Don Rumsfeld who cannot deny the pictures of him shaking hands with Saddam, and all the terrorists, and is in fact the leader and guide of many terrorists…….. and Dick Cheney, who is leader of all these terrorists……
    It is like Robert McNamara, the defense secretary writing a book saying that “We thought Vietnamese were communists but actually they were NOT….” After the reason of death of some 250,000 Vietnamese and about 85,000 US Soldiers: Well done Mr. Secretary: No your book will earn the title of “Best Seller”………… Its blood money that they “earn”…..

  5. Salam,
    Look, ICNA, you guys have no idea if Ben Laden was really the Mastermind behind 9/11. I think you should not judge a Muslim brother (Ben Laden) according to the Kuffars. Allah says in the Quran that they’ll never love us until we join their religions and even then they won’t love us. So I don’t think it’s a good idea to just accuse him of organizing 9/11. You and I are Muslims and I don’t agree with you accusing him of being a terrorist without any proofs. And look, until now our government showed no evidence of the issue, so I think it’d be a good idea that you guys relax and wait for real evidences from those forces who witnessed the event.

  6. Salaams to all, Of course ICNA should publish such a statement. There are many people in the US who believe Muslims do not condone murder, mayhem and terror. They then conclude the reason to be a sanction for such despicable acts in the religion of peace al-Islam. It is important that public statements are made. However for many of us personally this killing is neither welcome nor unwelcome. We meet the news with a sense of indifference which comes from having no relationship to him and his ideology. He is responsible for developing an ideology that made collateral damage an acceptable thing in Islam (something that is rejected by Islam in the main stream). This ideology rejected by all mainstream scholars in Islam has been used by criminal minds to murder people in markets, hotels, ships and sky scrapers. He deserved punishment and he has been punished. I cannot help feeling I would have like to have seen him and his ideology exposed for what it was. He values versus ours in a court of law; tried according to the law and punished accordingly. The mission of peace is fraught with challenges. I pray these recent events are the start of something that will restore and build peace.

  7. As-Salaamu Alaikum,
    There seems to be some dispute on this matter, therefore we should refer it to Allah (AWJ) and his Messenger. I respectfully submit the words of Allah (SWT):
    “O ye who believe! If a sinner comes To you with any news, Ascertain the truth, lest Ye harm people unwittingly, And afterwards become Full of repentance for What ye have done.” Sura Al-Hujurat Ayah 6
    “O ye who believe! Avoid suspicion as much (As possible): for suspicion In some cases is a sin And spy not on on each other, Nor speak ill of each other Behind their backs. Would any Of you like to eat The flesh of his dead Brother? Nay, ye would Abhor it… But fear Allah: For Allah is Oft-Returning, Most Merciful.” Surah Al-Hujurat Ayah 12
    Surely Allah and his messenger know best.

  8. Peace to all,
    I have so many mixed feelings regarding this issue. I too do not believe he was behind 911 and it is our duty as Muslim to seek the truth. Also, America has lost its perceived moral superiority, as soon as they through his body into the waters. All of their actions from Kuwait, Afganistan, Iraq and elsewhere are to cause devastation and destruction because of their greed and arrogance. May God helps us all and protect us from their evil actions. I am an American and proud of it, so lets stand up and be proud of that along with our blessings for being Muslim. Thank God we are not doing what they do in the name of their democracy.

  9. It is indeed the slaughter of justice in the name of justice. It is unbelievable that the man was not able to be arrested or captured alive and brought to a court to be given a opportunity to defend himself. I cannot understand the reason why you(on behalf of your organization) must respond about this nasty offense against humanity on the first place but you could have been balanced at the least. The story involves about 86 commandos plus the local military police verses half a dozen people in the house. I hope that the facts about this will also be revealed along with the Sep 11 incident.

  10. Assalamualaikum,
    Its sad to read a statetment like this. Check out documentaries like Loose Change with lots and lots of questions how this 9/11 happened and in downtown Toronto there are Canadian born people who distributre this documentary on CDs to spread the truth. Here is the link:
    This is worst thing that one lives in a place which forces him to incline with majority knowingly that its not right.
    If one can not speak the truth in some place, he shall consider migrating 🙂
    And to wakeup read the statement of brother TiP 🙂
    Mohammad Zahed Saeed

  11. Salaam,
    To the ICNA Organization; I commend you all for your statement and press release. I am proud to be a Muslim first and an American second. Irrespective if you believe whether Osama was responsible for 9/11 or not the fact is he in no way shape or form represents Islam and our fundamental beliefs that were reveled to all of Allah’s prophets. In fact those of you who find in necessary to comment in support of such filth in humanity as Osama should revist your iman and what it means to be a Muslim. I will not say that the our country (USA) is a saint in all their actions; in fact it would be foolish and naive to believe so but this country provides basic fundamental framework for the most basic of human rights that Allah had deemed for us and the fact of the matter is that NOT A SINGLE “ISLAMIC” State in this world today has been able to implement an Islamic state with the fairness and compassion as Allah has directed. Figures like Osama and all Islamic fundamentalists should be eradicated and until the blind ignorant Muslims of this world wake up and realize that; Islam will continue to be plagued by these cancers that exist.
    For those whom so despise and are quick to condemn the USA; I ask only one question… Why are you here? If you all are so quick to defend the worst of humanity why not live like they live, Go to their countries, live their lifestyles, and leave the USA and stop enjoying the benifits of being an American.
    The answer is clear.. You are all here because you have realized that the USA is the greatest country in the world (not to say that we are perfect or that we do no wrong) but there is termendous opportunity that we all enjoy because we are American that you could never enjoy in the so proclaimed Islamic States that exist in the world today.
    It not only disgusts me to see commentary along these lines and the sheer ignorance of the Muslim population but it in great sadness that the Muslim world is at such a low point in history of the work because of the mass mentality similar to the ones expressed on this site.
    I would suggest that you all revisit the height of the Islamic Civilization and the teachings of Islam to see what true beliefs of our beautiful religion are. I think if you systematically analyze it you will see that out of all the Muslim nations that exist today you will in fact see that the rights and freedoms that we enjoy as Americans are closer to the core beliefs in Islam than any other Muslim nations that exist today.
    Again my support to the ICNA team and I pray that the ignorance that exists among Muslims is eradicated and Islam can once again shine in its true glory.
    Salaam to all,
    Your brother in Islam.

  12. To: “Proud American Muslim”, It also saddens me to read what you have posted. If you really know your Islam than you would know it is haram to kill another Muslim and yet you say that “people like Osama should be eradicated.” Are you advocating and supporting murder, assassinations, etc. Let me tell you I am here because God wants me to be here and because I am a Palestinian refugee who came here at the age of 3 fleeing the occupation of my birth place. Another evil unjust support America gives to Israel. So, you see I cannot go back to the land I love. I am sorry to tell you but you need to be more open and loving to other peoples views on the matter. It is our duty no matter where we live to speak out against injustice. I think you have been brainwashed, because 9/11 is supposedly why America was after him to begin with or so they say. I will be praying for all of us. Wasalam, Kifah

  13. Assalamu Alaikum Br Naeem,
    I hope you are doing well both physically and spiritually. I read your newsletter and the email, I just want to say one thing, and that is, we should fear Allah swt alone and nobody else. Before we say/write anything, we have to see whether it is only truth (haqq) or we should keep keep silent. Everything we say will be presented on the Day Of Judgement before Allah swt, and we have to think whether this will be ok by Allah swt or not.
    Thank You

  14. To my Proud American Brother,
    I love you for the sake of Allah…
    Stay proud till they dump you in the sea as well and then you will know how just they are 🙂
    You think they are giving you favour to let you live in US/Canada? I see it as matter of mutual benefit, you get the benefit and they get the benefit, and their benifit is no doubt more than what you get, if not, then let them ask all immigrants leave, you will see few people with dogs and cats on the roads 🙂
    Enjoy your stay in US and be Proud 🙂
    Forget about half a million children died in Iraq because of UN (which is nothing but US and their supporters), more than million killed in Iraq because of war based on proven lies…forget about thousands of Palestinians mass murdered in Palestine with the unconditional support of champions of humans rights… becuase if I am living in heatered home why I shall bother myself thinking for those uselss people, if they have bowed down their heads in front of US and their friends they will be prosperous like you and me 🙂

  15. Thank you ICNA for your statement on the capture and killing of Osama Bin Laden, as a Muslim I do not rejoice on anyone’s death! But this man was responsible for the deaths of so many innocents around the world and of many different religions, even the deaths of thousands of Muslims that he was supposedly representing! In Islam we do not go to war until all avenues of peace are exhausted, and when we do go to war, we combat only with combatants, even the support staff of an opposing army is off limits! We as Muslims cannot go and blow ourselves in the middle of a battle field, that does not make one a martyr butnsimplynsomeone that committed suicide, and suicide is Haram! This man mislead so many Muslims to go and kill themselves and twisted the true essence of Islam. He deserved to die, I just wish it was sooner. I refuse to accept him as a Muslim his actions and beliefs were not of one!

  16. Assalam,
    I am amazed at this statement issued by ICNA. Where is the evidence/proof that Osama Bin Laden was responsible for 911. Millions have died (Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan) in the US attempt to capture one man. As the news unfold surrounding his killing, why wasn’t he brought to trial. There are so many questions and speculation surrounding the downing of the tower which came on the heel of the Enron scandal. Why wasn’t he brought to trial. Is that the type of JUSTICE that Icna is supporting. What a sad day.

  17. “Do not become an advocate for thoe who betray their trusts.” – The Noble Qur’an
    Assalaamu Alaikum:
    The Muslim-American leadership response to the reported killing of Usama bin Laden has become a litmus test on patriotism and allegiance (for US imperialism). Unfortunately, in far too many cases the response coming from Muslim-American leaders (most of them immigrants) have failed to measure up to the Islamic standard on Truth, Justice and Mercy.
    Consequently, while these cumulative responses (to the latest controversy to come our way) might appear to be politically correct, the example they set – in terms of what Islam theoretically represents as a real alternative to a morbidly polluted secular paradigm – leaves much to be desired.
    In short, on the dawah front, the Muslim community is failing miserably to both seize and take positive advantage of this golden moment in time…and what a profoundly unfortunate waste it is.
    El-Hajj Mauri’ Saalakhan

  18. The statement reflected much of the same sentiment expressed in my own writing, however, I found it rather distasteful and inappropriate to memorialize him with a photo; I think the world knows what he looked like.

  19. Assalam-0-Alaikum,
    This article reflects, ICNA’s happiness lies with curseder not with muslims. These guys are void of political awareness.

  20. so happy for the statement…we r american muslims…our hearts r with 911 victims n families…may allah raise us with them on qiyamah with the kuffar n we ll gladly go with them to hell fire…since we r not like eastern muslims, let them rot in jannah…amen…

  21. I admire ICNA’s press releases and well balanced statements. Some folks are being totally unfair in passing their judgments on ICNA’s views. Please don’t let them discourage you or try to label the majority of Muslim citizen’s views in this country and all over the world.

  22. Khsama shobhti us bhujang ko jismein koi garal ho..woh kiya jo dantheen, vishheen aur saral ho..US should have tried Osama after capturing him alive and let the world know his story. That would have been the best.

  23. Assalamu Alaikum,
    I think ICNA had been trying very hard for the establishmnt of the deen with wisdom.
    That was a well balanced statement.
    May Allah help ICNA and all of us to establish justice.

  24. Salaam All,
    I intended to just post my opinion and move on but i wanted to praise Br. Muhammad Choudry for the immense wisdom in this short statement; in addition Br. Bushra Faruqi your comment was very precise and well said. I am proud to be your brother in Islam.

  25. @Muhammad Mukhtar Alam: USA does NOT want the world to listen to Ossama’s story….
    Wondering, this “Super-Power” killed a man and was in such a rush, that they did NOT let ALL the journalists of the world to see him dead….. NOT to mention listen to his story…..
    This leads me to believe that that they are more afraid of dead OBL… It is the success of terror, because all the terrorist’s want it for YOU to get terrified……….

  26. ICNA can go to hell. It doesn’t represent me as an American Muslim until it also condemns the slaughter of civilians in Iraq and Afghanistan. Until then, I (and countless others) have no interest in their apologetic, boot-licking sell-out statements.

  27. Notice that unlike CAIR, ICNA did not “Welcome” the news of OBL’s killing. Also compare the PR with the other Muslim organizations like ISNA and MPAC.
    It is the only PR that has called for an end to US wars. No other Muslim organization even dared to mention this.
    It is a principled and much more balanced and representative of the American Muslim community.

  28. Leadership is not claimed but earned. This PR and the others on this site shows that ICNA is the most deserving organization to lead and represent Muslims in this country.
    ISNA, CAIR, MPAC and other neither have the activism on the ground nor the strong principles that ICNA has.

  29. ICNA I too am ashame of you. Where is the proof of your accusation? You will have to answer to this on the day of judgement. This was a human-being, a muslim and you treat him like this. All I am saying is, Why could not this man be brought to trial? The whole world should have been given respect; to have known both sides of the story. And Allah (swt) knows best.

  30. I do not know if my comment was received or not. However, I too am ashame of ICNA. Where is the proof that Osama Bin Laden did all those things? Do you have proof? If so, please do provide it to your readers. This man was a muslim and a human-being. The least he could have had was a fair trial. You will have to stand before Allah (swt) just like all of us. You have a responsiblity to publish the truth, please have the facts, before you print. Many people read your articles and you could be helping some reader to burn in hell-fire. The world should have been respect, to at least have had both sides of the story. He should have been brought to trial. Isn’t that the American way? Doesn’t Islam speak of justice? Remember the story of Aisha, the Prophet (saw) wife?

  31. Such garbage ICNA released to the masses. God I am so embarrassed of Muslims like these. Straight into the lizard’s hole, chasing after the kuffar and the illusion of becoming a part of America.
    Now just sit there and write one stupid comment after another while the the U.S and Israel take over one Arab country after another. You have no backbone ********** who are so desperately clinging to Uncle Sam. Oh, let me be the first to point out that Uncle Sam never ever wants you to be a part of his family.
    Oh Allah, please bring back Nabi Issa, this is a crazy world.
    p.s. Even if Osama was an angel, I am sure ICNA would still be ********** to the powers that be.

  32. Let me try to be rational and logical here. If OSAMA was such a large scale terrorist, danger for the world with a strong net work, why he was not captured alive and tortured for another 10 years to get all the information needed by the so called killers. It was said that he was unarmed when killed. So why the killing and throwing to sea, all the BS. Yes there could be one reason to kill him which is he was being used for the last 10 years to occupy and destroy three Muslim countries (AFGANISTAN, , IRAQ, PAKISTAN) and may be some other matters are there, and the purpose has been served and they need to eliminate him to destroy the living evidence of the large conspiracy. Either way PAKISTAN is not the one who conspired, PAKISTAN is just being used under a big umbrella conspiracy by the so called killers.

  33. ASA, If pork becomes halal for muslims when it comes to “survival”, this is “ok” as well. What can poor american(First)-muslims do? huh? I pity those folks.. they must display some patriotism, you know. I for very well know taliban’s firm stance, but the stance of washington keeps wavering – as the wind shifts its course! Over a MILLION KILLED IN IRAQ/AFGHANISTAN! The inhuman crimes of Abu-ghraib, the Guantanamo prison sagas – these shall NOT vanish UNTIL JUSTICE IS DONE, INSHAALLAH!! (ICNA do you have courage to post this from a MUJAHED?)

  34. This statement shows where their loyalty lies obviously not with their Creator. I’m not sure why people are surprise by this.

  35. To all the delusional posters out there who are asking for Proof of OBL having done this or that. Go back and watch, listen, and read transcriptions of all of his messages along with his right hand mans. After doing so come back and tell me if this man not only praised but also called for the killing of innocent people. ICNA never said (didn’t have to) anything about his involvement or non-involvement in 911. ICNA said he posed a threat to America and the world which is true.
    After doing that review the number of casualties of AlQaeda and its off-shoots. They have killed more Muslims than anyone else. If there is anyone you should be mad at its them.
    ICNA’s statement clearly mentions all of the innocent people (in this case Muslims) that have been killed due to the ensuing wars. ICNA also takes an anti-war position and participates in any rallies/protests calling for the end of the wars.

  36. The worst terrorist attacks in our times have, in actuality, been the likes of the invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan, wherein the United States and her allies have killed hundreds of thousands of innocent people. ICNA should condemns them as well.

  37. ICNA needs to stop trying to please America and start standing up for what’s right. While everyone lies in their shells scared to fight back and engage in Jihad, here is someone who actually did.
    9/11 was not worse than what’s going on in Afghansitan right now. Thousands of lives have been right.
    I agree with the above comment… How come that wasn’t mentioned?

  38. Please re-read the statement it clearly says: “… and the countless innocent men, women and children who have died in the ensuing wars”. This is in reference to all of the civilians killed in drone attacks and other “collateral damage”. The statement is balanced because it covers innocent people lost at home (in America) and abroad (Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq).
    Because of fearing Allah and standing up for the truth and justice ICNA has to speak up about people like OBL and the indiscriminate violence he stood for needs to condemned. And acts of state aggression against innocent civilians need to be condemned and the wars need to be ended just as much. The statement is calling for a new era of peace.

  39. ok both of ur comments are like so dumb. O y does icna not do this and that and condemn this and that. Let me tell you Y. Because its a statement on the death of OBL, not a statement on how USA forces have not been able to keep civilian casualties in IRAQ and Afghanistan to a minimum which they said they would do. Second thing, yes USA and allied forces are wrong and have killed 1000s of innocents wrongly but OBL and his followers were the PRIMARY cause for this murder and for the murder of innocents that died by the hand of alqaeda and affiliates also. Also the ppl who hid obl are at fault too cuz they knew this would hapen. My question to you is Y did obl not think abt the consequences he talked of being a true muslim one who wanted to save the muslims of the world, well cuz of him directly and indirectly ppl have died, USA and allied forces are wrong and there is no justification of taking an innocent human life but OBL was and his ppl are still the bigger evil in this cuz they are the PRIMARY CAUSE of all this murder.

  40. as salaamu alaikum Rahman ta’illah,
    Foremost, May ALLAH bless and preserve the Quran, Sunnah and rightly guided scholars. ameen. As a believer(inshallah) I know that these psuedo-jihad orgs, are upon “innovation” to my Leader Rasullah’s perfected deen, my proof is the hadith
    found in, Sahih Bukhari, Volume 9, Book 88, #180] Narrated Abu Huraira (ra): I heard the truthful and trusted by Allah [the Prophet (sa)] saying, “The destruction of my nation is at the hands of young men from the Quraish.”
    but to add to this, These so called “Democratic Islamic Rights Movements” that are sweeping the arab Nations are also upon innovation to my leader’s perfected deen, my proof can be found in [Sahih Bukhari, Volume 9, Book 88, Number 177] Narrated Ibn Abbas: The Prophet, peace be upon him said, “Whoever sees something from his ruler he hates should be patient, for indeed, whoever divides the community so much as hand’s length and dies will have died upon ignorance.” This groups of innovators are “blatantly” and “arrogantly” going against what the walking Noble Quran has instructed them not to, and are still claiming to be Muslims, while calling out to non-Muslim countries for protection which is a further innovation; my proof for that can also be found in the Mighty Quran {Surah Ale-Imran(3),Ayah 28 “Let not believers take disbelievers as allies rather than believers. And whoever [of you] does that has nothing with Allāh, except when taking precaution against them in prudence. And Allāh warns you of Himself, and to Allāh is the [final] destination. The proof is clear and likewise for the hypocrisy. May Allah guide those w/ the mustard seed of faith back to the Salfiya Salaf. ameen

  41. islam is both a blood family and an evangelical religion that is angry with idolatry and will physically attack in an organized way, they will attack christian churches and strip bars and liquor stores and beer stores and wine stores and drug dealers

  42. Islam is a peaceful religion. You should not trust the media since it is all a lie just to make things more interesting. All these so called terrorists are just dramas and an excuse to attack muslim countries because they know it is the true religion. The true mujahiddin are the ones in Afghanistan trying to protect their family and country from invaders like U.S. So far they are doing a wonderful job. Every country that becomes world superpower tries to attack this poor country yet in the end the invading countries lose their power and their economy goes down. Such as Russia and England,they tried to warn America but they did not listen and now look,they are in a recccession.

  43. I am not religious, but i am a Muslim by identity and by belief. I am afraid of ALLAH not a Government, country, people or it’s flag. We as Muslims are lucky to have witnessed the proof of what was written in Surat Imran, and
    there is no evil version of the Qur’an.
    Although not offering your cheek, killing for democracy or a flag maybe the evil version of Christianity.
    clearly written in surat Imran, do not take Christians and others alike as allies or protectors. I feel sorry for Muslims that have neglected that message, whom are apologetic over two towers where commodities and stocks were traded, exchanged.
    Muslims have been degraded, humiliated, raped,tortured, bastardized, conditioned and killed all around the world.
    I am sure not all Afghans and Iraqis are going say no to their Islamic right of “eye for an eye”, somewhere down the line their will be justice and as a Muslim Canadian national, i cannot be held responsible for these non-Muslim mostly white Catholics and their allies, as their own majority, and their actions, they joined to kill those that were not them by faith, and they are united, so Muslims should do the same.

  44. I cannot think of one Mosque/Musjid in north America which mentioned Sura Imran and it’s significance, clearly non of these university/college students nor their organizations and definitely not this media which belongs to non-Muslims have mentioned this.
    preachers have hidden this knowledge in their stomachs even prior to 911, and i was shocked to have red it myself, over and over again in all four English translations.
    Muslim organization should be honest with itself fear what ALLAH may think not some people, government, country or a flag.
    911 and it’s victims, their lives must have really been important for the people of their faith and their allies invaded two Muslim countries and basically killed Muslims and you inside their majority or inside a Muslim majority being apologetic to 911 victims and their families?
    I am apologetic to Muslims in Iraq and Afghanistan for not being able to stop those whom were clearly mentioned in Surat Imran who happen to be our country’s majority, and we never will trust them again, even if they fight amongst their own, this land has no value when compared to ALLAH.
    This life is short don’t be a coward, be brave and honest about our Islamic belief, because there are no versions of this belief, due to the fact there will always be only one Qur’an.

  45. Chapter Name:Al-Emran Verse No:118
    يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ لاَ تَتَّخِذُواْ بِطَانَةً مِّن دُونِكُمْ لاَ يَأْلُونَكُمْ خَبَالاً وَدُّواْ مَا عَنِتُّمْ قَدْ بَدَتِ الْبَغْضَاء مِنْ أَفْوَاهِهِمْ وَمَا تُخْفِي صُدُورُهُمْ أَكْبَرُ قَدْ بَيَّنَّا لَكُمُ الآيَاتِ إِن كُنتُمْ تَعْقِلُونَ {118
    003:118 Khan
    O you who believe! Take not as (your) Bitanah (advisors, consultants, protectors, helpers, friends, etc.) those outside your religion (pagans, Jews, Christians, and hypocrites) since they will not fail to do their best to corrupt you. They desire to harm you severely. Hatred has already appeared from their mouths, but what their breasts conceal is far worse. Indeed We have made plain to you the Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses) if you understand.
    003:118 Maulana
    O you who believe, take not for intimate friends others than your own people: they spare no pains to cause you loss. They love that which distresses you. Vehement hatred has already appeared from out of their mouths, and that which their hearts conceal is greater still. Indeed We have made the messages clear to you, if you understand.
    003:118 Pickthal
    O ye who believe! Take not for intimates others than your own folk, who would spare no pains to ruin you; they love to hamper you. Hatred is revealed by (the utterance of) their mouths, but that which their breasts hide is greater. We have made plain for you the revelations if ye will understand.
    003:118 Rashad
    O you who believe, do not befriend outsiders who never cease to wish you harm; they even wish to see you suffer. Hatred flows out of their mouths and what they hide in their chests is far worse. We thus clarify the revelations for you, if you understand.
    003:118 Sarwar
    Believers, do not expose your privacy to the unbelievers. They like to mislead you and see that you are seriously harmed. Signs of animosity from their mouths have already become audible, but what they hide in their heads is even worse. We have certainly made Our evidence clear, if only you would consider it.
    003:118 Shakir
    O you who believe! do not take for intimate friends from among others than your own people; they do not fall short of inflicting loss upon you; they love what distresses you; vehement hatred has already appeared from out of their mouths, and what their breasts conceal is greater still; indeed, We have made the communications clear to you, if you will understand.
    003:118 Sherali
    O ye who believe ! take not others than your own people as intimate friends; they will spare no pains to ruin you. They love to see you in trouble. Hatred has already shown itself through the utterances of their mouths and what their breasts hide is greater still. We have made clear to you OUR commandments, if you will only use your understanding.
    003:118 Yusufali
    O ye who believe! Take not into your intimacy those outside your ranks: They will not fail to corrupt you. They only desire your ruin: Rank hatred has already appeared from their mouths: What their hearts conceal is far worse. We have made plain to you the Signs, if ye have wisdom.

  46. 103. And hold fast, all of you together, to the Rope of Allah (i.e. this Qur’an), and be not divided among yourselves, and remember Allah’s Favour on you, for you were enemies one to another but He joined your hearts together, so that, by His Grace, you became brethren (in Islamic Faith), and you were on the brink of a pit of Fire, and He saved you from it. Thus Allah makes His Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.,) clear to you, that you may be guided.
    111. They will do you no harm, barring a trifling annoyance; and if they fight against you, they will show you their backs, and they will not be helped.
    118. O you who believe! Take not as (your) Bitanah (advisors, consultants, protectors, helpers, friends, etc.) those outside your religion (pagans, Jews, Christians, and hypocrites) since they will not fail to do their best to corrupt you. They desire to harm you severely. Hatred has already appeared from their mouths, but what their breasts conceal is far worse. Indeed We have made plain to you the Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses) if you understand.
    119. Lo! You are the ones who love them but they love you not, and you believe in all the Scriptures [i.e. you believe in the Taurat (Torah) and the Injeel (Gospel), while they disbelieve in your Book, the Qur’an]. And when they meet you, they say, “We believe”. But when they are alone, they bite the tips of their fingers at you in rage. Say: “Perish in your rage. Certainly, Allah knows what is in the breasts (all the secrets).”

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