English Translation: Page 122
And when they (who call themselves Christians) listen to what has
been sent down to the Messenger (Muhammad صلى
وسلم), you see their eyes overflowing with tears because
of the truth they have recognised. They say: "Our Lord! We believe; so
write us down among the witnesses.
"And why should we not believe in Allâh and in that which has
come to us of the truth (Islâmic Monotheism)? And we wish that our Lord will
admit us (in Paradise on the Day of Resurrection) along with the righteous
people (Prophet Muhammad صلى الله
عليه وسلم and his Companions
رضي الله عنهم)."
So because of what they said, Allâh rewarded them Gardens under
which rivers flow (in Paradise), they will abide therein forever. Such is the
reward of Al-Muhsinûn
But those who disbelieved and belied Our Ayât
evidence, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.), they shall be the dwellers
of the (Hell) Fire.
O you who believe! Make not unlawful the Tayyibât
is good as regards foods, things, deeds, beliefs, persons) which Allâh has made
lawful to you, and transgress not. Verily, Allâh does not like the
And eat of the things which Allâh has provided for you, lawful and
good, and fear Allâh in Whom you believe.
Allâh will not punish you for what is unintentional in your oaths,
but He will punish you for your deliberate oaths; for its expiation feed ten Masâkîn
(poor persons), on a scale of the average of that with which you feed your
own families, or clothe them or manumit a slave. But whosoever cannot afford
(that), then he should fast for three days. That is the expiation for the oaths
when you have sworn
And protect your oaths (i.e. do not swear much)
Thus Allâh make clear to you His Ayât
(proofs, evidence, verses,
lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) that you may be grateful.
(V.5:89) Narrated Abu Hurairah رضي
الله عنه: The Prophet
صلى الله عليه
وسلم said, "We (Muslims) are the last (to come) in
the world, but (will be) foremost on the Day of Resurrection." Allâh’s
Messenger صلى الله
عليه وسلم also said, "By
Allâh, if anyone of you insists on fulfilling an oath by which he may harm his
family, he commits a greater sin in Allâh’s consideration than that of
dissolving his oath and making its expiation with that which Allâh has
commanded. (Sahih Al-Bukhâri, Vol.8, Hadîth No.621).
(V.5:89) It is better not to take oaths, but if you have taken it, and later you
find a better solution for the problem, then act according to the better one and
give expiation for the oath.