26:101 Nor any loving friend.
Thus the Qur’an makes it clear that a true believer may fight only in self-defense: cf. 22:39-40, the earliest reference to war as such, and 2:190-194, where the circumstances making war fully justified are further elaborated.
26:102 Would that we had a second chance [in life], so that we could be among the believers!”
Lit., “by what [kind of] turning they will turn”.
26:103 In all this, behold, there is a message [unto men], even though most of them will not believe [in it].
26:104 But, verily, thy Sustainer – He alone – is Almighty, a Dispenser of Grace!
26:105 The people of Noah [too] gave the lie to [one of God’s] message-bearers.
26:106 When their brother Noah said unto them, “Will you not be conscious of God?
26:107 Behold, I am an apostle [sent by Him] to you, [and therefore] worthy of your trust.
26:108 Be, then, conscious of God, and pay heed unto me!
26:109 And no reward whatever do I ask of you for it, my reward rests with none but the Sustainer of all the worlds.
26:110 Hence, remain conscious of God, and pay heed unto me!”