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Sura 2
Aya 256
لا إِكراهَ فِي الدّينِ ۖ قَد تَبَيَّنَ الرُّشدُ مِنَ الغَيِّ ۚ فَمَن يَكفُر بِالطّاغوتِ وَيُؤمِن بِاللَّهِ فَقَدِ استَمسَكَ بِالعُروَةِ الوُثقىٰ لَا انفِصامَ لَها ۗ وَاللَّهُ سَميعٌ عَليمٌ

Ali Quli Qarai

There is no compulsion in religion: rectitude has become distinct from error. So one who disavows the Rebels1 and has faith in Allah has held fast to the firmest handle for which there is no breaking; and Allah is all-hearing, all-knowing.
  • The word ṭāghūt has been said to refer to Satan (also called the ‘rebel angel’ and ‘rebel against God’), idol, soothsayer, magician, rebellious humans and jinn, and the carnal soul. Cf. 4:51, 60, 76; 5:60; 16:36.