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وَلاَ تُؤْمِنُوۤاْ إِلاَّ لِمَن تَبِعَ دِينَكُمْ قُلْ إِنَّ ٱلْهُدَىٰ هُدَى ٱللَّهِ أَن يُؤْتَىۤ أَحَدٌ مِّثْلَ مَآ أُوتِيتُمْ أَوْ يُحَآجُّوكُمْ عِندَ رَبِّكُمْ قُلْ إِنَّ ٱلْفَضْلَ بِيَدِ ٱللَّهِ يُؤْتِيهِ مَن يَشَآءُ وَٱللَّهُ وَاسِعٌ عَلِيمٌ
-Âl ‘Imrân ( آل عمران )

Al Qushairi Tafsir

And do not believe except in one who follows your religion. . .
This may refer to the beginning of a command from God (سبحانه) to the Muslims. The allusion in it is that you should not associate on intimate terms with opponents, nor divulge your secrets to outsiders.
Say: “True guidance is God's guidance-that anyone should be given the like of what you have been given, or that they should dispute with you before your Lord.” Say: “surely bounty is in God's hand;
He is the One who singles out whom He will for the lights of instruction and singles out whom He will for abandonment and deprivation.
He gives it to whomever He will; God is Embracing, Knowing.