O Believers! Do not denigrate the Signs of Allah, nor the sacred (and venerable) month (i.e. anyone of Dhu’l-Qa‘da, Dhu’l-Hijja, Muharram and Rajab), nor the sacrificial animals sent to the Sacred House — the Ka‘ba — and nor the animals brought to Makka with ritual straps around their necks. Also do not violate the sanctity of (life and property, and honour and dignity of) those resorting to the Sacred House — the Ka‘ba, (for they are the ones) seeking bounty and pleasure of their Lord. And when you take off Ihram (the Pilgrim’s garb), then you are allowed to hunt. And never let the enmity of a people incite you to aggression (against them) since they barred you from the Sacred House (i.e. visiting the Ka‘ba). And always support one another in (the works of) righteousness and piety but do not become accomplices in (works of) sin and transgression. And fear Allah persistently. Indeed Allah awards severe punishment (to those who disobey and defy).