The Koran (Al-Qur'an) eBook

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50 At Ohod.

51 See Sura [xci.] ii. 149.

52 At Ohod; lit. wound.

53 Lit. that Satan.  Said to refer to Noaim, or Abu Sofian, the leader of the Koreisch.

54 This is an answer to the taunt that Muhammad could not distinguish true believers from hypocrites.

55 This was the taunt of the Jews of the tribe of Kainoka, when Muhammad demanded tribute of them in the name of God.

56 That is, who rejoice in their successful corruptions of their own sacred books, especially the testimony of Moses to Muhammad, and in their own fancied righteousness.  Thus some of the commentators.

57 Lit. some of you are from others.  These words were occasioned by one of the Prophet’s wives having told him that God often praised the men, but not the women, who had fled their country for the faith.  Beidh.

58 Lit. their movements, their comings and goings.  Hence, the success of the Meccans in their trading journeys.  This may point to the comparative freedom from trade and general independence of the Meccans after the affair at Ohod.

SURA LXI.-BATTLE ARRAY [XCVIII.]

Medina.-14 Verses

In the Name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful

All that is in the Heavens and all that is on the Earth praiseth God.  He is the Mighty, the Wise!

Believers! why profess ye that which ye practise not?1

Most hateful is it to God that ye say that which ye do not.

Verily God loveth those who, as though they were a solid wall, do battle for his cause in serried lines!

And bear in mind when Moses said to his people, “Why grieve ye me, O my people, when ye know that I am God’s apostle unto you?” And when they went astray, God led their hearts astray; for God guideth not a perverse people: 

And remember when Jesus the son of Mary said, “O children of Israel! of a truth I am God’s apostle to you to confirm the law which was given before me, and to announce an apostle that shall come after me whose name shall be Ahmad!"2 But when he (Ahmad) presented himself with clear proofs of his mission, they said, “This is manifest sorcery!”

But who more impious than he who when called to Islam deviseth a falsehood concerning God?  God guideth not the wicked!

Fain would they put out the light of God with their mouths! but though the Infidels hate it, God will perfect his light.

He it is who hath sent his apostle with guidance and the religion of truth, that, though they hate it who join other gods with God, He may make it victorious over every other religion.

O ye who believe! shall I shew you a merchandise that shall deliver you from the sore torment?

Believe in God and his apostle, and do valiantly in the cause of God with your wealth and with your persons!  This, did ye but know it, will be best for you.

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