Instances of Deen
[2:132] And Abraham enjoined his sons and Jacob: “O my sons, God has chosen the religion (al-deen) for you, so do not die without being submitters.”
[2:193] And you shall fight them until the elimination of oppression and becoming the religion (al-deen) for God. But if they cease, then there will be no hostility except against the oppressors.
[2:217] They ask you about the sacred month whether there is fighting in it. Say: “Fighting is sacrilege in it, but repelling from the path of God and disbelieving in Him and the Sacred Masjid, and driving out its people is a greater sin with God while oppression is worse than killing.” And they will fight with you until they turn you away from your religion (an deenikum) if they are able. And whoever among you turns away from his religion (‘andeenihi), then he dies while a disbeliever, then these has nullified their works in the worldly life and the Hereafter, and these are the people of the Fire, they will abide in it forever.
[2:256] There is no compulsion in the religion (fee al-deen), while the right (path)has become distinct from the wrong. Then whoever disbelieves in the false deities and believes in God, then he has surely, grasped the most solid bond that will never break. And God is Hearer, Omniscient.
[3:19] Indeed, the religion (al-deen) with God is submission, and those who received the scripture did not dispute except after the knowledge came to them out of jealousy between them. And whoever rejects God’s revelations, then God is swift in reckoning.
[3:24] That is because they said, “The Fire will never touch us, except for a number of days.” And they deceived them in their religion (fee deenihim) by what they had invented.
[3:73] “And do not believe but anyone who follows your religion (deenakum).” Say, “The true guidance is God’s guidance is that one is given the similar towhat was given to you or they may argue with you about your Lord.” Say, “The bounty is surely, in God’s hand; He gives it to whomever He wills, and God is Bounteous, Omniscient.”
[3:83] So do they seek other than God’s religion (deenillah) while whatever in the heavens and the earth have submitted to Him willingly or unwillingly? And to Him they will be returned.
[3:85] And whoever seeks other than submission as a religion (deenan), will not be accepted from him, and in the Hereafter he will be with the losers.
[4:46] Of the Jews there are those who take the words out of context, and they say: “We have heard and we have disobeyed, and hear, not to be heard, and ‘look after us’,” twisting with their tongues and mocking in the religion (fee al-deen). And if they had said: “We have heard and we have obeyed, and hear, and ‘watch over us’,” it would have been much better and more appropriate for them; but God has cursed them for their disbelief, so they do not believe except a few.
[4:125] And who has a better religion (ahsanu deenan) than one who submits himself to God, and he is a righteous and follows the religion of Abraham (millata ibrahima)– monotheism? And God has accepted Abraham as a (devoted) friend.
[4:146] Except those who repent, and amend, and hold fast to God, and are sincere to their religion (deenahum) for God, then these will be with the believers. And God will grant the believers a great reward.
[4:171] O people of the scripture, do not exceed the limits in your religion (fee deenikum), and do not say about God except the truth. The Messiah, Jesus, the son of Mary, was a messenger of God, and His word that He had sent to Mary, and a spirit from Him. So, you shall believe in God and His messengers. You shall not say, “Trinity.” You shall refrain, which is better for you. God is only one god. Glory be to Him that He should have a son for Him! To Him belongs what in the heavens and what in the earth. And Godis the best Disposer of affairs.
[5:3] Forbidden upon you the dead animal, and the blood, and the meat of pig, and what was sacrificed to other than God; and that which has been strangled, and that which has been beaten to death, and that which has fallen from a height, and that which has been gored, and that which the wild animals have attacked except what has been slaughtered (before it dies), and what has been slaughtered on the alters, and that you divide by the arrows of chance – that are all abominable. Today, those who disbelieved have given up from your religion (min deenikum), so do not fear them, but fear Me. Today, I have perfected your religion (deenakum) for you, and have completed My blessings upon you, and have chosen submission as religion (deenan) for you. So, whoever is forced by severe hunger and not being willful to sin, then God is Forgiving, Most Merciful.
[5:54] O you who believe, whoever among you turns away from his religion (an deenihi), then God will bring a people whom He loves and they love Him; humble towards the believers, stern towards the disbelievers; they strive in the cause of God and do not fear to be blamed by the critic. That is God’s blessing, He bestows it upon whomever He wills, and God is Bounteous, Omniscient.
[5:57] O you who believe, do not take as allies those who have taken your religion (deenakum) as mock and fun from those who have been given the scripture before you and the disbelievers. And you shall fear God if you are believers.
[5:77] Say, “O people of the scripture, do not exceed in your religion (fee deenikum) beyond the truth, and do not follow the opinions of people who have gone astray, and have misled many; they have strayed from the right path.”
[6:70] And you shall disregard those who take their religion (deenahum) to be a play and amusement, and are deceived by this worldly life while remind withthis (Quran) that a soul will suffer for what it has earned. It will have none besides God as a protector nor an intercessor. If it could offer any kind of ransom, it would not be accepted. They will suffer for what they have earned; they will have a drink of boiling water and a painful retribution because of what they used to disbelieve.
[6:137] And thus, many of the idol worshippers were made by their partners to kill their children in order to turn them and to confuse their religion (deenahum) for them. And if God had willed, they would not have done this. So, ignore them and what they invent.
[6:159] Indeed, those who have divided their religion (deenahum) and have become sects do not belong with you in any way. Their matter will be with God, then He will inform them of what they had done.
[6:161] Say, “My Lord has guided me to a straight path, a right religion (qyaman deenan) – the religion of Abraham (millata Ibrahima), monotheism, and he never was an idol worshiper.”
[7:29] Say: “My Lord encourages justice. And you shall stand yourselves at every place of worship and call upon Him being sincere, devoted the religion to Him (lahu al-deen) as He initiated you, so you will return.”
[7:51] Those who took their religion (deenahum) as an amusement and play, and were deceived by this worldly life. Today we forget them as they forgot their meeting of this day, and they used to reject what was in our revelations.
[8:39] And you shall fight them until there is no oppression, and the religion (al-deen) is all of it for God. But if they cease, then God is Seer of what they do.
[8:49] When the hypocrites and those who have a disease in their hearts said, “These people have been deceived by their religion (deenuhum).” But whoever puts his trust in God, then God is Almighty, Most Wise.
[8:72] Surely, those who believed and emigrated and strived with their wealth and lives in the cause of God, and those who gave shelter and supported; these are the allies of one another. And those who believed but did not emigrate, you do not owe them any protection until they emigrate. But if they seek your help in the religion (fee al-deen), then you must support them, except if it is against a people there is a treaty between you and them. And God is Seer of what you do.
[9:11] But if they repent and observe the Contact Prayer (Salat) and give the obligatory charity (Zakat), then are your brethren in the religion (fee al-deen). And we explain the revelations for a people who have knowledge.
[9:12] And if they break their oaths after their treaty and they denounce your religion (fee deenikum); then you shall fight the leaders of disbelief, indeed, they are not to oaths of them, so that they may cease.
[9:29] You shall fight those who do not believe in God or the last day, nor forbid what God and His messenger have made unlawful, nor admit the religion of truth (deena al-haq) of those who have been given the scripture; until they pay the finewillingly and they are subdued.
[9:33] He is the One who sent His messenger with the guidance and the religion of truth (deena al-haq), to prevail it over any other religion (al-deeni kullihi), even if the idol worshipers dislike (it).
[9:36] The count of the months with God is twelve months in ordinance of God from the day He created the heavens and the earth; four of them are sacred. That is the right religion (al-deen al-qayimu), so do not wrong yourselves therein. And fight the idol worshipers all together as they fight you all together, and know that God is with the righteous.
[9:122] And it is not for the believers that they go forth all together; then why not a company from every party from among them go forth that they may obtain understanding in the religion (fee al-deen), and that they may warn their people when they return to them, so that they may remain informed.
[10:22] He is the One who carries you in the land, and on the sea, until when you are on the ships and we drive them with a good wind and they rejoice with it; a strong gust comes to it and the waves come to them from all sides, and they think that they are surrounded by them. They call upon God being sincere, devoted the religion to Him (lahu al-deen): “If You save us from this, we will surely, be of the thankful.”
[10:104] Say, “O people, if you have any doubt of my religion (min deenee), then (know that) I do not worship those you worship besidesGod but I worship God, the One who causes you to die, and I have been commanded that I would be among the believers.”
[10:105] And that you shall stand yourselves for the religion of monotheism (lildeeni hanifan), and do not be among the idol worshipers.
[12:40] “You do not worship besides Him but names that have been given them by you and your parents. God has not sent down any authority for them. The command is not but with God. He has commanded that you shall not worship except Him alone. That is the right religion (al-qayimu al-deen) but most people do not know.”
[12:76] Then he began with their bags before his brother’s bag. Then he brought it out of his brother’s bag. Thus, we planned for Joseph. He could not take his brother under the law (fee deen) of the king, except that God willed. We raise in degrees whomeverwe will, and over every possessor of knowledge is the Omniscient.
[16:52] And to Him is what is in the heavens and in the earth, and to Him is the steadfast worship (al-deenu waasiban). Will you then fear other than God?
[24:2] The adulteress and the adulterer, you shall lash each of them one hundred lashes, and do not let any pity take you in the religion of God (fee deenallahi) if you believe in God and the last day. And let a group of the believers witness their punishment.
[24:25] That day, God will pay them in full their due recompense (deenahum al-haq), and they will know that God is the Manifest Truth.
[24:55] God promises those among you who believe and do righteous works that He will make them successors in the earth, as He did for those before them, and that He will establish for them their religion (deenuhum)that He has chosen for them, and will substitute security for them in place of fear as they worship Me, they do not associate any anything with Me. And those who disbelieve after that, then those are the real wicked.
[29:65] When they ride on a ship, they call upon God being sincere, devoted the religion to Him (lahu al-deen). But as soon as He delivers them to the shore, they set up partners.
[30:30] So, you shall stand yourselves for the religion of monotheism (lildeeni hanifan) – the nature placed by God, which He has created in mankind with it. There will be no change in the creation of God. That is the right religion (al-deenu al-qayimu), but most people do not know.
[30:32] Of those who divide their religion (deenahum) and become sects; each party rejoicing with what they have.
[30:43] So, you shall stand yourselves for the right religion (lildeeni al-qayimi), before a day comes from God that cannot be averted. On that day they will be divided.
[31:32] And when a wave covered them like canopies, they called upon God being sincere, devoted the religion to Him (lahu al-deen). But when He delivered them to the shore, then some of them became what they were. None deny our signs except a betrayer, unappreciative.
[33:5] Call them by their fathers. That is more just with God. But if you do not know their fathers, then, (they are) your brothers in the religion (fee al-deen) and your friends. And there is no sin upon you in what you made a mistake in it; but what your hearts intend. And God is Forgiver, Merciful.
[39:2] We sent down to you this scripture with truth; you shall worship God being sincere, devoted the religion to Him (lahu al-deen).
[39:3] Absolutely, to God is the perfect religion (al-deenu al-khaalisu[39:11] Say, “I have been commanded to worship God being sincere, devoted the religion to Him (lahu al-deen).”
[39:14] Say, “I worship God being sincere, devoted my religion to Him (lahu deenee).”
[40:14] So, call upon God being sincere, devoted the religion to Him (lahu al-deen), even though the disbelievers dislike (it).
[40:26] And Pharaoh said: “Leave me to kill Moses, and let him call upon his Lord. Indeed, I fear that he will change your religion (deenakum), or that he will spread the corruption in the land.”
[40:65] He is the Living; there is no god except He. So, you shall worship Him being sincere, devoted the religion to Him (lahu al-deen). Praise be to God, Lord of the universe.
[42:13] He has decreed for you the religion (al-deen) what He decreed for Noah, and what we inspired to you (Muhammad), and what we decreed for Abraham, Moses, and Jesus: “You shall uphold the religion (al-deen[42:21] Or do they have partners who have decreed for them of a religion (min al-deen) which has not been authorized by God? And if it were not for the predetermined decision (a judgment day), they would have been judged immediately. Indeed, the transgressors will have a painful retribution.
[48:28] He is the One who sent His messenger with the guidance and a religion of the truth (wa-deeni al-haq) to make it prevail over any other religion (alaa al-deeni kullihi). And God is sufficient as a witness.
[49:16] Say, “Are you informing God of your religion (bideenikum) while God knows what in the heavens and what in the earth? God is aware of everything, is Omniscient.”
[60:8] God does not forbid you from those who do not fight you because of the religion (fee al-deen) nor do they drive you out of your homes that you may deal with them kindly and justly. God, indeed loves those who act justly.
[60:9] God only forbids you from those who fight you because of the religion (fee al-deen), and drive you out of your homes, and support in driving you out if you make them allies. And those who make them allies, then they are the transgressors.
[61:9] He is the One who sent His messenger with the guidance and a religion of the truth (wa-deeni al-haq), to make it prevail over any other religion (alaa al-deeni kullihi), even though the disbelievers dislike (it).
[98:5] And they were not commanded except to worship God being sincere, devoted the religion of monotheism to Him (lahu al-deen hunafaa-a), and to observe the contact prayer (Salah) and give the obligatory charity (Zakah). And that is the right religion (deenu al-qayimat).
[109:6] “To you is your religion (lakum deenukum), and to me is my religion (waliya deen).”
[110:2] And you see the people entering to a religion of God (fee deenallahi) in throngs.
Note: Upon review of the above 65 verses, 5versesare marked yellow, 4 of them (3:24, 4:171, 40:26 and 42 :21) indicate that they do not refer to the perfect religion of God given to us except its misinterpretation while the other one (12:76) indicates the law of king, which is not about religion.
Instances of Millat
[2:120] Neither the Jews, nor the Christians, will accept you, unless you follow their religion (millatahum). Say, “God’s guidance is the true guidance.” And if you follow their wishes after the knowledge that has come to you, there is neither a protector nor a helper for you against God.
[2:130] And who would forsake the religion of Abraham (millati Ibrahima) except one who fools himself? We have chosen him in this world, and in the Hereafter he will be with the righteous.
[2:135] And they said: “Be Jews or Christians to be guided.” Say: “No, the religion of Abraham (millata ibrahima), monotheism; and he was not an idol worshiper.”
[3:95] Say, “GOD has proclaimed the truth: You shall follow the religion of Abraham (millata ibrahima) – monotheism, and he was not an idol worshiper.”
[4:125] And who has a better religion (ahsanu deenan) than one who submits himself to God, and he is a righteous and follows the religion of Abraham (millata ibrahima) – monotheism? And God has accepted Abraham as a (devoted) friend.
[6:161] Say, “My Lord has guided me to a straight path, a right religion (qyaman deenan) – the religion of Abraham (millata Ibrahim), monotheism, and he never was an idol worshiper.”
[7:88] The arrogant leaders among his people said, “O Shu`aib, we will drive you out and those who have believed with you from our town or you must return to our religion (fee millatinaa).” He said, “Even though, we are unwilling?
[7:89] “We would be inventing a lie about God if we return to your religion (fee millatikum) after God has saved us from it, and it is not that we would return to it except God, our Lord so wills. Our Lord encompasses everything with knowledge. Upon God we put our trust: our Lord, decide between us and between our people with the truth, and You are the best decision maker.”
[12:37] He (Joseph) said, “There is no food you are provided with will come to both of you except I informed you of its interpretation before it comes to both of you. That is from what my Lord has taught me. Indeed, I have forsaken the religion of a people (millata qawmin) who do not believe in God, and they are disbelievers in the Hereafter.
[12:38] “And I follow the religion of my forefathers (millata aabaa-ee), Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. It was not for usthat we associate anything (any partners) with God. That is the grace from God upon us and upon the people, but most people are not appreciative.”
[14:13] And those who disbelieved said to their messengers: “We will drive you out of our land, or you must return to our religion (millatinaa).” Then their Lord inspired to them: “We will destroy the wicked.”
[16:123] Then we inspired you (Muhammad) that you shall follow the religion of Abraham (millata Ibrahima), monotheism, and he was not an idol worshiper.
[18:20] “Indeed, if they discover you, they will stone you, or force you to return to their religion (millatihim), then you will never ever succeed.”
[22:78] And you shall strive in the cause of God as you should strive for His cause. He has chosen you and has placed no hardship on you in the religion (fee al-deen) – the religion of your father Abraham (millata abeekum Ibrahima). He named you submitters from before and in this that the messenger may be a witness among you, and you may be witnesses among the people. So, you shall observe the Contact Prayer (Salat) and give the obligatory charity (Zakat), and hold fast to God; He is your Protector, the best Protector and the best Supporter.
[38:7] “We never heard of this in the religion before (fee al-millati al-aakhirati). This is nothing but a lie.”
Note: Upon review of the above 15 verses, 7 verses (2:120, 7:88-89, 12:37, 14: 13,
18:20 and 38:7) are marked yellow, which do not indicate the practice of the religion authorizedby God, is also a proof that God is aware of corruption as made to His religion. It is also noteworthy that 8 verses that indicate the practice of authorized religion belong to the 7 suras, which are among 27 suras, which describe the perfect religion for people.
The literary details of God’s religion and its perfect practicefound together in 65 verses across 27 suras, has also a mathematical confirmation. The total of the relevant sura and verse number is a multiple of 19 =>5263 = 19x277 (see the table below for details):
Note: This mathematical confirmation establishes the relationship between the religion given by God and the religion to be practiced by people making no change to it. In the table, the instances of “millat” are blue while the pink indicates instances of “deen” with “millat” in the same verses and suras, and the orange indicates duplicate instances of “deen” in the same verses not in calculation.
God has decreed religion for us (42:13) and has placed no hardship on us to practice it (22:78) as a constant worship of Him (16:52). He has blessed us to confirm it, what He has coded in 2 Arabic words, “deen” and “millat” in the Quran. He has used “deen” to define it while “millat” to let us know from perspective of its practice by people to eliminate any confusion to be a religion of Abraham or introduced by any human being. Despite warning (42:13), it is divided into sects (6:159 & 30:32), and has been taken as an amusement and play by many of us (6:70 & 7:51). However, God’s religion has come to us with the guidance and religion through His messenger is to prevail over any other religion (9:33, 48:28 & 61:9) and to practice it being sincere, devoted it to Him (39:2, 39:11 & 39:14) that we even see as a hint in the phrase “Praise be to God, Lord of the universe” in (40:65), is in the 2nd verse of sura Fatehah (1:2) to receive full recompense on the Day of Judgment (24:25).
Peaceful Friday, salaam and God bless.