Give glad tidings to those who turn to Allah in repentance, who serve (Him), who praise Him, who fast or travel (who emigrate in the Way of Allah, who go forth in order to fight or exalt the Name of Allah, to strengthen his religion, to render service in the Way of Allah, to study, to travel through the world to take a lesson and to reflect, the fasters, the travelers), who bow down, who prostrate themselves, who enjoin what is good, and forbid from what is evil and who keep the limits of Allah and the believers!
It is not (proper) for a Prophet and those who believe (who are âmenû) to ask for forgiveness for the associators even though they should be near relatives after it has become clear to them that they are inmates of the flaming Fire.
And Abraham’s invoking (of Allah) for his father’s forgiveness was only because of a promise he has made to him (his father). But when it became clear to him that he was an enemy of Allah, he disowned him. Most surely Abraham is very tenderhearted (Awwah), gentle (compassionate).
And Allah will never cause a people to fall into Misguidance after He has guided them into Hidayet, until He has made clear to them how they should be the owners of piety. Surely Allah is the All-Knowing.
Surely Allah’s is the Sovereignty of the heavens and the earth. He gives life and causes death. There is not for you besides Allah any friend or helper.
Certainly Allah has granted repentance to the Prophet and the Emigrants. In the hour of distress after their hearts were about to deviate (from the Faith) He granted repentance to the Helpers who depended on him and a group from them. Then He accepted their repentance. Surely to them He is full of Kindness, Most Merciful (the One Who sends the Light of Mercy).