(O ye who believe! Take not for intimates others than your own folk…) [3:118].
Ibn ‘Abbas and Mujahid said: “This was revealed about a group of believers who took some hypocrites as intimate friends and had ties with some Jewish men due to bonds of kinship, friendship, alliance, neighbourhood and milk relations which they had with them. Allah, exalted is He, revealed this verse warning them against taking them as intimates for fear lest they turn them away from their religion”.
Asbab Al-Nuzul by Al-Wahidi , trans. Mokrane Guezzou