Verses From the Qur’an Against Genocide

Verse From the Quran Against Genocide

These verses were selected to be recited at a genocide awareness event, remembering those people who lost their lives in various acts of genocide. The verses are being presented hereunder along with translation for the benefit of everyone.

أعوذ بالله من الشيطان الرجيم

I seek refuge in Allah (God) from Satan the outcast.

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

In the name of Allah, the Most Compassionate, the Most Merciful.

مَن قَتَلَ نَفْسًا بِغَيْرِ نَفْسٍ أَوْ فَسَادٍ فِي الْأَرْضِ فَكَأَنَّمَا قَتَلَ النَّاسَ جَمِيعًا

وَمَنْ أَحْيَاهَا فَكَأَنَّمَا أَحْيَا النَّاسَ جَمِيعًا

وَلَقَدْ جَاءَتْهُمْ رُسُلُنَا بِالْبَيِّنَاتِ ثُمَّ إِنَّ كَثِيرًا مِّنْهُم بَعْدَ ذَٰلِكَ فِي الْأَرْضِ لمسرفون

whoever takes a life—unless (as a State-Sanctioned punishment) for murder or (as a State-Sanctioned punishment) for spreading disorder/mischief on the earth—it will be as if he has killed  all of mankind; and whoever saves a life, it will be as if he has saved all of mankind. Certainly, Our messengers have come to them with clear signs. Then, after all that, many of them are transgressors on the earth. (Qur’ān: Chapter 5, Verse 32)

وَتَعَاوَنُوۡا عَلَى الۡبِرِّ وَالتَّقۡوٰى

وَلَا تَعَاوَنُوۡا عَلَى الۡاِثۡمِ وَالۡعُدۡوَانِ

وَاتَّقُوا اللّٰهَ ؕ

Cooperate with one another in goodness and righteousness, and do not cooperate in sin and transgression. And be mindful of Allah. (Qur’ān: Chapter 5, Verse 2)

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا كُونُوا قَوَّامِينَ لِلَّهِ شُهَدَاءَ بِالْقِسْطِ

وَلَا يَجْرِمَنَّكُمْ شَنَآنُ قَوْمٍ عَلَىٰ أَلَّا تَعْدِلُوا

اعْدِلُوا هُوَ أَقْرَبُ لِلتَّقْوَىٰ

وَاتَّقُوا اللَّهَ إِنَّ اللَّهَ خَبِيرٌ بِمَا تَعْمَلُونَ

O believers! Be steadfast for Allah and witnesses for justice. Do not let the hatred of a people lead you to injustice. Be just! That is closer to righteousness. And be mindful of Allah. Surely Allah is All-Aware of what you do. (Qur’ān: Chapter 5, Verse 8)

وَلَا تَعْتَدُوا إِنَّ اللَّهَ لَا يُحِبُّ الْمُعْتَدِينَ

And do not transgress. Indeed, Allah does not like transgressors. (Qur’ān: Chapter 5, Verse 87)

اِنَّ اللّٰهَ يَاۡمُرُ بِالۡعَدۡلِ وَالۡاِحۡسَانِ وَاِيۡتَآـئِ ذِى الۡقُرۡبٰى وَيَنۡهٰى عَنِ الۡفَحۡشَآءِ وَالۡمُنۡكَرِ وَالۡبَغۡىِۚ يَعِظُكُمۡ لَعَلَّكُمۡ تَذَكَّرُوۡنَ‏

Allah commands to do justice, and to adopt good behaviour and to give relatives (their due rights), and He forbids what is shameful, blameworthy and oppressive. He instructs you so that you may be mindful. (Qur’ān: Chapter 16, Verse 90)

Du’ās (Supplications):

رَبِّ انصُرْنِي عَلَى الْقَوْمِ الْمُفْسِدِينَ

My Lord! Help me against people who practise corruption / spread disorder. [Qur’ān: Chapter 29, Verse 30]


(O Allah) accept.


أنِّىْ مَغْلُوْبٌ فَانْتَصِرْ

(O my Lord!) I am overpowered, therefore come to my help. (Qur’ān: Chapter 54, Verse 10)


(O Allah) accept.

رَبَّنَا لَا تَجْعَلْنَا فِتْنَةً لِّلْقَوْمِ الظالمين

Our Lord! Do not make us a trial for the oppressors (Qur’ān: Chapter 10, Verse 85)


(O Allah) accept.

Allah knows Best