Ayah

يَٰٓأَيُّهَا ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ عَلَيۡكُمۡ أَنفُسَكُمۡ ۖ لَا يَضُرُّكُم مَّن ضَلَّ إِذَا ٱهۡتَدَيۡتُمۡ ۚ إِلَى ٱللَّهِ مَرۡجِعُكُمۡ جَمِيعًا فَيُنَبِّئُكُم بِمَا كُنتُمۡ تَعۡمَلُونَ

Translation

O ye who believe! Guard your own souls: If ye follow (right) guidance, no hurt can come to you from those who stray. the goal of you all is to Allah: it is He that will show you the truth of all that ye do.<br/>

Tafsir

O you who believe, you are responsible for your own souls, in other words, preserve them and do what is in their best interest; he who is astray cannot hurt you, if you are rightly guided: it is said that this means, 'None of those misguided ones from among the People of the Scripture can hurt you'; it is also said to mean others, on the basis of the [following] hadeeth of Aboo Tha'laba al-Khushanee: 'I asked the Messenger of God may peace and salutation be upon him about it [this verse] and he said, "Enjoin one other to decency and forbid one another indecency, and then if you see niggardliness being obeyed, whims being followed, this present world being preferred, and every intelligent person proud of his own opinions, then you are [still] responsible for [looking after] your own soul",' as reported by al-Haakim and others. Unto God you shall return, all together, and He will inform you of what you used to do, and requite you for it.

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