2: The Cow


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Surah 2: Good Stuff

  1. Don't confuse truth with falsehood or knowingly conceal the truth. 2:42

  2. Pay the poor-due. 2:43, 110, 277

  3. Be good to parents, relatives, orphans, and the needy. Speak kindly and pay the poor-due. 2:83

  4. If you believe it, prove it. (A good rule, but does it apply to Muslims, too?) 2:111

  5. The Jews say the Christians are wrong, and vice versa. Yet they both believe in the Scriptures. 2:113

  6. Give of your wealth to family, relatives, and the needy. Set slaves free. 2:177

  7. Do not fight wars of aggression. (Does this apply only during Ramadan?) 2:190

  8. "Do good." 2:195

  9. Spend your money for good: to help your parents, your family, orphans, wayfarers, and the needy. 2:215

  10. Help orphans. 2:220

  11. "Make not Allah, by your oaths, a hindrance to ... making peace among mankind." 2:224

  12. "There is no compulsion in religion." (But see the next verse which says that disbelievers will burn forever in Hell.) 2:256

  13. "If the debtor is in straitened circumstances, then (let there be) postponement to (the time of) ease." 2:280