you, and quarter from their own people ; whenever they return to sedition they shall be overturned therein : but if they retire not from you, nor offer you peace, nor restrain their hands, then seize them and kill them wheresoever ye find them; — over these we have made for you manifest power.
It is not for a believer to kill a believer save by mistake ; and whosoever kills a believer by mistake then let him free a believing neck; and the blood-money must be paid to his people save what they shall remit as alms. But if he be from a tribe hostile to you and yet a believer, then let him free a believing neck. And if it be a tribe betwixt whom and you there is an alliance, then let the blood-money be paid to his friends, and let him free a believing neck ; but he who cannot find the means, then let him fast for two consecutive months — a penance this from God, for God is knowing, wise.
95 And whoso kills a believer purposely, his reward is hell, to dwell therein for aye ; and God will be wrath with him, and curse him, and prepare for him a mighty woe.
O ye who believe ! when ye are knocking about in the way of God be discerning, and do not say to him who offers you a salutation, ‘ Thou art no believer,’ craving after the chances of this world's life, for with God are many spoils ! So were ye aforetime, but God was gracious to you, be ye then discerning ; verily, God of what ye do is well aware.
- Because a believer might not be attacked and plundered as an infidel might be.