Cooperate with one another in goodness & righteousness, and do not cooperate in sin and transgression.
And be mindful of Allah.
Surely Allah is severe in punishment.
Quran 5:2 (partial)
Surah al-Ma’idah (The Table Spread)
The name of the Surah is taken from the incident of the disciples of Jesus asking him to pray for a Table spread with food [5:112].
Other name used for this Surah include:
al-Uqood [The Covenants]
There are 120 Ayat in Surah al-Maidah
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وَتَعَاوَنُوۡا عَلَى 
الۡبِرِّ وَالتَّقۡوٰى‌

وَلَا تَعَاوَنُوۡا عَلَى الۡاِثۡمِ وَالۡعُدۡوَانِ‌

وَاتَّقُوا اللّٰهَ ‌ؕ

اِنَّ اللّٰهَ شَدِيۡدُ الۡعِقَابِ
The chapter’s topics include animals which are forbidden, and Jesus’ and Moses’ missions. Verse 90 prohibits “The intoxicant” (alcohol). Verse 8 Contains the passage: “Do not let the hatred of a people lead you to injustice”.
Al-Tabligh Verse 67 is relevant to the Farewell Pilgrimage and Ghadir Khumm.[Quran 5:67]
A folio from an 8th century Qur’anic codex, the text after the first red-ink inscription is of the beginning of Surah Al-Mā’idah
Verses (Q5:32-33) have been quoted to denounce killing, by using an abbreviated form such as, “If anyone kills a person, it would be as if he killed the whole people: and if anyone saved a life, it would be as if he saved the life of the whole people”.
This verse is similar to that of one from the Talmud
اور (دیکھو) 
نیکی اور پرہیزگاری کے کاموں میں ایک دوسرے کی مدد کیا کرو
اور گناہ اور ظلم کی باتوں میں مدد نہ کیا کرو
اور خدا سے ڈرتے رہو۔
کچھ شک نہیں کہ خدا کا عذاب سخت ہے
There are six main points discussed in this Surah:
All obligations whether they are divine or human should be fulfilled. When we have a pledge or promise or sign a treaty we must abide by it. Also Allah gave some rules for life to keep us clean and sober. Cleanliness of the body, living with justice, being upright and moral, avoiding sin, corruption and superstition, and doing the deeds of piety and righteousness are important rules and principles and must be observed.
Message to the People of the Book i.e. Christians and Jews to recognize the truth. Allah’s punishment comes on those who reject Allah’s rules and knowingly violate them.
The story of the two children of Adam is told. This story has many lessons. Sometime even your brothers become envious of you and they harm you. Just and righteous persons sometimes suffer at the hands of their own family members, but God’s judgment also comes. The righteous under no situation give up right attitude and behavior.
Muslims must deal with justice with all people. Justice should be impartial, even to their enemies they must be just. However, relations among Muslims themselves should be deeper. There should not be only justice but also love, brotherhood, care and concern for each other.
Enjoy the good things that Allah has given, but guard against excesses. Do not indulge in swearing, gambling, intoxicants, superstitions, violation of the sanctities of the Sanctuary of Allah (the Ka’bah).
Jesus – peace be upon him – was a great prophet of Allah and he performed many miracles. His teachings were corrupted by some after his departure.