Curse your enemies

Believers, do not make friends with any but your own people.  They will spare no pains to corrupt you.  They desire nothing but your ruin.  Their hatred is evident from what they utter with their mouths, but greater is the hatred which their breasts conceal.


We have made plain to you Our revelations.  Strive to understand them. 


See how you love them and they do not love you.  You believe in the entire Book.


When they meet you they say:  We too are believers."

But when alone, they bight their fingertips with rage.


Say:  "May you perish in your rage!  Allah has knowledge of your innermost thoughts. 

Al-I-Imran    The Imrans 3:118 - 3:119


Death to the enemies of Allah

Those that make war against Allah and His apostle and spread disorder in the land shall be slain or crucified or have their hands and feet cut off on alternate sides, or be banished from the land.  They shall be held up to shame in this world and sternly punished in the hereafter:  except those that repent before you reduce them.  For you must know that Allah is forgiving and merciful.

Al-Maidah      The Table 5:33-34



Believers, do not make friends with those who are enemies of Mine and yours.  Would you show them kindness, when they have denied the truth that has been revealed to you and driven out the Apostle and yourselves, because you believe in Allah, your Lord?


If it was indeed to fight for My cause, and out of a desire to please Me, that you left your city, how can you be friendly to them in secret?  I well know all that you conceal, and all that you reveal.  Whoever of you does this will stray from the right path.


If they gain ascendancy over you, they will plainly show themselves your enemies, and stretch out their hands and tongues to you with evil.  They long to see you unbelievers.


On the Day of Resurrection neither your kinsfolk nor your children shall avail you.  Allah will separate you.  He is cognizant of all your actions.  

Al-Mumtahana    She who is tested   60:1-3

Love your enemies

Luke 6:27-29  NKJV

"But I say to you who hear: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, and pray for those who spitefully use you. 


Luke 6:35-36  NKJV

But love your enemies, do good, and lend, hoping for nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High. For He is kind to the unthankful and evil.  Therefore be merciful, just as your Father also is merciful. 


Romans 12:14  NKJV

Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse.  


Romans 12:18-21    NKJV

18 If it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men. 19 Beloved, do not avenge yourselves, but rather give place to wrath; for it is written, "Vengeance is Mine, I will repay," says the Lord. 20 Therefore


"If your enemy is hungry, feed him;

If he is thirsty, give him a drink;

For in so doing you will heap coals of fire on his head." 


21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.


Proverbs 25:21-22    NKJV

21 If your enemy is hungry, give him bread to eat;

And if he is thirsty, give him water to drink;


22 For so you will heap coals of fire on his head,

And the LORD will reward you.


Romans 5:6-11    NKJV

6 For when we were still without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. 7 For scarcely for a righteous man will one die; yet perhaps for a good man someone would even dare to die. 8 But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. 9 Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him. 10 For if when we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life. 11 And not only that, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received the reconciliation.


Colossians 1:19-23    NKJV

19 For it pleased the Father that in Him all the fullness should dwell, 20 and by Him to reconcile all things to Himself, by Him, whether things on earth or things in heaven, having made peace through the blood of His cross. 21 And you, who once were alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now He has reconciled 22 in the body of His flesh through death, to present you holy, and blameless, and above reproach in His sight-- 23 if indeed you continue in the faith, grounded and steadfast, and are not moved away from the hope of the gospel which you heard, which was preached to every creature under heaven, of which I, Paul, became a minister.


God Himself will save you from your enemies

2 Samuel 22:4    NKJV

4 I will call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised;

So shall I be saved from my enemies.


Psalm 18:3  NKJV

3 I will call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised;

So shall I be saved from my enemies.


Psalm 25:2    NKJV

2 O my God, I trust in You;

Let me not be ashamed;

Let not my enemies triumph over me.


Psalm 60:12    NKJV

12 Through God we will do valiantly,

For it is He who shall tread down our enemies.


Proverbs 16:7    NKJV

7 When a man's ways please the LORD,

He makes even his enemies to be at peace with him.


Adam and Satan – first temptation

We made a covenant with Adam, but he forgot, and We found him lacking in steadfastness.  And when We said to the angels:  “Prostrate yourselves before Adam,” they all prostrated themselves except Satan, who refused.


“Adam,” We said, “Satan is an enemy to you and to your wife.  Let him not turn you both out of Paradise and plunge you into affliction.  Here you shall not hunger or be naked;  you shall not thirst, or feel the scorching heat.”


But Satan whispered to him, saying:  “Adam, shall I show you the Tree of Immortality and an imperishable kingdom?”


They both ate of its fruit, so that they saw their nakedness and began to cover themselves with the leaves of the Garden.  Thus did Adam disobey his Lord and stray from the right path.


Then his Lord had mercy on him;  He relented towards him and rightly guided him. 


“Get you down, both,”  He said, “and may your offspring be enemies to each other.  When My guidance is revealed to you, he that follows it shall neither err nor grieve; but he that rejects My warning shall live in woe and come before Us blind on the Day of Resurrection.  “Lord,” he will say, “why have You brought me blind before You when I had once been clear sighted?”


He will answer:  “Just as Our revelations were declared to you and you forgot them, so on this day you are yourself forgotten.”


Thus shall We reward the transgressor who denies the revelations of his Lord.  Gut the scourge of the life to come is more terrible and more lasting.

Ta’ Ha’   20:115-127

Adam tempted and sinned

Genesis 2:8-9    NKJV

8 The LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden, and there He put the man whom He had formed. 9 And out of the ground the LORD God made every tree grow that is pleasant to the sight and good for food. The tree of life was also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.


Genesis 2:15-17    NKJV

15 Then the LORD God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to tend and keep it. 16 And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, "Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat; 17 but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die."


Genesis 3:1-8    NKJV

3:1 Now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said to the woman, "Has God indeed said, 'You shall not eat of every tree of the garden'?" 2 And the woman said to the serpent, "We may eat the fruit of the trees of the garden; 3 but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God has said, 'You shall not eat it, nor shall you touch it, lest you die.' " 4 Then the serpent said to the woman, "You will not surely die. 5 For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil." 6 So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree desirable to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate. She also gave to her husband with her, and he ate. 7 Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves coverings. 8 And they heard the sound of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God among the trees of the garden.


Genesis 3:9-21    NKJV

9 Then the LORD God called to Adam and said to him, "Where are you?" 10 So he said, "I heard Your voice in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; and I hid myself." 11 And He said, "Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree of which I commanded you that you should not eat?" 12 Then the man said, "The woman whom You gave to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I ate." 13 And the LORD God said to the woman, "What is this you have done?" The woman said, "The serpent deceived me, and I ate." 14 So the LORD God said to the serpent:

"Because you have done this, You are cursed more than all cattle, And more than every beast of the field; On your belly you shall go, And you shall eat dust All the days of your life. 15 And I will put enmity Between you and the woman, And between your seed and her Seed; He shall bruise your head, And you shall bruise His heel."

16 To the woman He said:

"I will greatly multiply your sorrow and your conception; In pain you shall bring forth children; Your desire shall be for your husband, And he shall rule over you."

17 Then to Adam He said, "Because you have heeded the voice of your wife, and have eaten from the tree of which I commanded you, saying, 'You shall not eat of it':

"Cursed is the ground for your sake; In toil you shall eat of it All the days of your life. 18 Both thorns and thistles it shall bring forth for you, And you shall eat the herb of the field. 19 In the sweat of your face you shall eat bread Till you return to the ground, For out of it you were taken; For dust you are, And to dust you shall return."

20 And Adam called his wife's name Eve, because she was the mother of all living. 21 Also for Adam and his wife the LORD God made tunics of skin, and clothed them.


Genesis 3:22-24    NKJV

22 Then the LORD God said, "Behold, the man has become like one of Us, to know good and evil. And now, lest he put out his hand and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live forever"-- 23 therefore the LORD God sent him out of the garden of Eden to till the ground from which he was taken. 24 So He drove out the man; and He placed cherubim at the east of the garden of Eden, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to guard the way to the tree of life.