Al-Ahzab (The Allies)

Chapter Number: 33


73 Verses In This Chapter. Page 2 Of 8

Verse no: 11
There were the believers sorely tried, and shaken with a mighty shock.


Verse no: 12
And when the hypocrites, and those in whose hearts is a disease, were saying: Allah and His messenger promised us naught but delusion.


Verse no: 13
And when a party of them said: O folk of Yathrib! There is no stand (possible) for you, therefor turn back. And certain of them (even) sought permission of the Prophet, saying: Our homes lie open (to the enemy). And they lay not open. They but wished to flee.


Verse no: 14
If the enemy had entered from all sides and they had been exhorted to treachery, they would have committed it, and would have hesitated thereupon but little.


Verse no: 15
And verily they had already sworn unto Allah that they would not turn their backs (to the foe). An oath to Allah must be answered for.


Verse no: 16
Say: Flight will not avail you if ye flee from death or killing, and then ye dwell in comfort but a little while.


Verse no: 17
Say: Who is he who can preserve you from Allah if He intendeth harm for you, or intendeth mercy for you. They will not find that they have any friend or helper other than Allah.


Verse no: 18
Allah already knoweth those of you who hinder, and those who say unto their brethren: "Come ye hither unto us!" and they come not to the stress of battle save a little,


Verse no: 19
Being sparing of their help to you (believers). But when the fear cometh, then thou (Muhammad) seest them regarding thee with rolling eyes like one who fainteth unto death. Then, when the fear departeth, they scald you with sharp tongues in their greed for wealth (from the spoil). Such have not believed. Therefor Allah maketh their deeds fruitless. And that is easy for Allah.


Verse no: 20
They hold that the clans have not retired (for good); and if the clans should advance (again), they would fain be in the desert with the wandering Arabs, asking for the news of you; and if they were among you, they would not give battle, save a little.


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