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As for those who divide their religion and break up into sects, thou hast no part in them in the least: their affair is with Allah: He will in the end tell them the truth of all that they did.

Yusuf Ali writes,

. Divide their religion: farraqu: i.e.,

  1. make a distinction between one part of it and
    another, take the part which suits them and reject
    the rest; or
  2. have religion one day of the week and the world the
    rest of the six days; or
  3. keep “religion in its right place,” as if it did not claim
    to govern the whole life; make a sharp distinction
    between the secular and the religious; or
  4. show a sectarian bias, seek differences in views, so
    as to break up the unity of Islam.


Yusuf Ali, Abdullah. Translation and Commentary of the Quran. .Microsoft Word – 006 Ana’m.doc (

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