وَقَالُواْ كُونُواْ هُودًا أَوۡ نَصَٰرَىٰ تَهۡتَدُواْ ۗ قُلۡ بَلۡ مِلَّةَ إِبۡرَٰهِۦمَ حَنِيفًا ۖ وَمَا كَانَ مِنَ ٱلۡمُشۡرِكِينَ
They say: "Become Jews or Christians if ye would be guided (To salvation)." Say thou: "Nay! (I would rather) the Religion of Abraham the True, and he joined not gods with Allah."<br/>
And they say, 'Be Jews or Christians (the particle aw is for detail; the first of these is the saying of the Medinan Jews, while the second is that of the Christians of Najraan), and you shall be guided'. Say, to them: 'Nay, we follow, rather the creed of Abraham, a haneef (haneefan is a circumstantial qualifier referring to Ibraaheema, that is to say, one that inclines away from all other religions to the upright religion); and he was not of the idolaters'.