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لاَ إِكْرَاهَ فِي ٱلدِّينِ قَد تَّبَيَّنَ ٱلرُّشْدُ مِنَ ٱلْغَيِّ فَمَنْ يَكْفُرْ بِٱلطَّاغُوتِ وَيْؤْمِن بِٱللَّهِ فَقَدِ ٱسْتَمْسَكَ بِٱلْعُرْوَةِ ٱلْوُثْقَىٰ لاَ ٱنفِصَامَ لَهَا وَٱللَّهُ سَمِيعٌ عَلِيمٌ
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-Al-Baqarah ( البقرة )

Al Qushairi Tafsir

There is no compulsion in religion.
The arguments are clear and the proofs plain and evident.
Rectitude has become clear from error;
The night is distinguished by its darkness from the day and its light. The eternal truths (ḥuqūq) [of the Real] are given facts while the basic limits (ḥudūd) [of created things] are subject to other causes. [The truths of the Real] are [known] through the property of timeless eternity (naʿt al-qidam) while [the limits of created things] are [known] through the attribute of privation (waṣf al-ʿadam).
so whoever disbelieves in the false deity,
The false deity is anything that distracts one from his Lord.
and believes in God,
Belief is the life of the heart (ḥayāt al-qalb) through God.
has laid hold of the most firm handle,
Laying hold of the most firm handle is holding to the command and pro- hibition (al-amr wa-l-nahy), which is traveling the path of al-MuṣṬafā ﷺ.
unbreaking; God is Hearing, Knowing.
Anyone who realizes the truth of it inwardly and holds to it outwardly will win in the two abodes and will be happy in both worlds.