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[My commentary is notated llike this.]
In the name of Allah the
Beneficent, the Merciful.
[8.1] They ask you about
the windfalls. Say: The windfalls are for Allah and the Apostle. So be careful of (your duty
to) Allah and set aright matters of your difference, and obey Allah and His Apostle if you
[8.2] Those only are
believers whose hearts become full of fear when Allah is mentioned, and when His
communications are recited to them they increase them in faith, and in their Lord do they
[8.3] Those who keep up
prayer and spend (benevolently) out of what We have given them.
[8.4] These are the
believers in truth; they shall have from their Lord exalted grades and forgiveness and an
[8.5] Even as your Lord
caused you to go forth from your house with the truth, though a party of the believers were
[8.6] They disputed with
you about the truth after it had become clear, (and they went forth) as if they were being
driven to death while they saw (it).
[8.7] And when.Allah
promised you one of the two parties that it shall be yours and you loved that the one not
armed should he yours and Allah desired to manifest the truth of what was true by His words
and to cut off the root of the unbelievers.
[8.8] That He may manifest
the truth of what was true and show the falsehood of what was false, though the guilty
[8.9] When you sought aid
from your Lord, so He answered you: I will assist you with a thousand of the angels
following one another.
[8.10] And Allah only gave
it as a good news and that your hearts might be at ease thereby; and victory is only from
Allah; surely Allah is Mighty, Wise.
[8.11] When He caused calm
to fall on you as a security from Him and sent down upon you water from the cloud that He
might thereby purify you, and take away from you the uncleanness of the Shaitan, and that He
might fortify your hearts and steady (your) footsteps thereby.
[8.12] When your Lord
revealed to the angels: I am with you, therefore make firm those who believe. I will cast
terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike
off every fingertip of them.
[8.13] This is because they
acted adversely to Allah and His Apostle; and whoever acts adversely to Allah and His
Apostle-- then surely Allah is severe in requiting (evil).
[8.14] This-- taste it, and
(know) that for the unbelievers is the chastisement of fire.
[8.15] O you who believe!
when you meet those who disbelieve marching for war, then turn not your backs to them.
[8.16] And whoever shall
turn his back to them on that day-- unless he turn aside for the sake of fighting or
withdraws to a company-- then he, indeed, becomes deserving of Allah's wrath, and his abode
is hell; and an evil destination shall it be.
[8.17] So you did not slay
them, but it was Allah Who slew them, and you did not smite when you smote (the enemy), but
it was Allah Who smote, and that He might confer upon the believers a good gift from
Himself; surely Allah is Hearing, Knowing.
[8.18] This, and that Allah
is the weakener of the struggle of the unbelievers.
[8.19] If you demanded a
judgment, the judgment has then indeed come to you; and if you desist, it will be better for
you; and if you turn back (to fight), We (too) shall turn back, and your forces shall avail
you nothing, though they may be many, and (know) that Allah is with the believers.
[8.20] O you who believe!
obey Allah and His Apostle and do not turn back from Him while you hear.
[8.21] And be not like
those who said, We hear, and they did not obey.
[8.22] Surely the vilest of
animals, in Allah's sight, are the deaf, the dumb, who do not understand.
[8.23] And if Allah had
known any good in them He would have made them hear, and if He makes them hear they would
turn back while they withdraw.
[8.24] O you who believe!
answer (the call of) Allah and His Apostle when he calls you to that which gives you life;
and know that Allah intervenes between man and his heart, and that to Him you shall be
[8.25] And fear an
affliction which may not smite those of you in particular who are unjust; and know that
Allah is severe in requiting (evil).
[8.26] And remember when
you were few, deemed weak in the land, fearing lest people might carry you off by force, but
He sheltered you and strengthened you with His aid and gave you of the good things that you
may give thanks.
[8.27] O you who believe!
be not unfaithful to Allah and the Apostle, nor be unfaithful to your trusts while you know.
[8.28] And know that your
property and your children are a temptation, and that Allah is He with Whom there is a
[8.29] O you who believe!
If you are careful of (your duty to) Allah, He will grant you a distinction and do away with
your evils and forgive you; and Allah is the Lord of mighty grace.
[8.30] And when those who
disbelieved devised plans against you that they might confine you or slay you or drive you
away; and they devised plans and Allah too had arranged a plan; and Allah is the best of
[8.31] And when Our
communications are recited to them, they say: We have heard indeed; if we pleased we could
say the like of it; this is nothing but the stories of the ancients.
[8.32] And when they said:
O Allah! if this is the truth from Thee, then rain upon us stones from heaven or inflict on
us a painful punishment.
[8.33] But Allah was not
going to chastise them while you were among them, nor is Allah going to chastise them while
yet they ask for forgiveness.
[8.34] And what (excuse)
have they that Allah should not chastise them while they hinder (men) from the Sacred Mosque
and they are not (fit to be) guardians of it; its guardians are only those who guard
(against evil), but most of them do not know.
[8.35] And their prayer
before the House is nothing but whistling and clapping of hands; taste then the
chastisement, for you disbelieved.
[8.36] Surely those who
disbelieve spend their wealth to hinder (people) from the way of Allah; so they shall spend
it, then it shall be to them an intense regret, then they shall be overcome; and those who
disbelieve shall be driven together to hell.
[8.37] That Allah might
separate the impure from the good, and put the impure, some of it upon the other, and pile
it up together, then cast it into hell; these it is that are the losers.
[8.38] Say to those who
disbelieve, if they desist, that which is past shall be forgiven to them; and if they
return, then what happened to the ancients has already passed.
[8.39] And fight with them
until there is no more persecution and religion should be only for Allah; but if they
desist, then surely Allah sees what they do.
[8.40] And if they turn
back, then know that Allah is your Patron; most excellent is the Patron and most excellent
[8.41] And know that
whatever thing you gain, a fifth of it is for Allah and for the Apostle and for the near of
kin and the orphans and the needy and the wayfarer, if you believe in Allah and in that
which We revealed to Our servant, on the day of distinction, the day on which the two
parties met; and Allah has power over all things.
[8.42] When you were on the
nearer side (of the valley) and they were on the farthest side, while the caravan was in a
lower place than you; and if you had mutually made an appointment, you would certainly have
broken away from the appointment, but-- in order that Allah might bring about a matter which
was to be done, that he who would perish might perish by clear proof, and he who would live
might live by clear proof; and most surely Allah is Hearing, Knowing;
[8.43] When Allah showed
them to you in your dream as few; and if He had shown them to you as many you would
certainly have become weak-hearted and you would have disputed about the matter, but Allah
saved (you); surely He is the Knower of what is in the breasts.
[8.44] And when He showed
them to you, when you met, as few in your eyes and He made you to appear little in their
eyes, in order that Allah might bring about a matter which was to be done, and to Allah are
all affairs returned.
[8.45] O you who believe!
when you meet a party, then be firm, and remember Allah much, that you may be successful.
[8.46] And obey Allah and
His Apostle and do not quarrel for then you will be weak in hearts and your power will
depart, and be patient; surely Allah is with the patient.
[8.47] And be not like
those who came forth from their homes in great exultation and to be seen of men, and (who)
turn away from the way of Allah, and Allah comprehends what they do.
[8.48] And when the Shaitan
made their works fair seeming to them, and said: No one can overcome you this day, and
surely I am your protector: but when the two parties came in sight of each other he turned
upon his heels, and said: Surely I am clear of you, surely I see what you do not see, surely
I fear Allah; and Allah is severe in requiting (evil).
[8.49] When the hypocrites
and those in whose hearts was disease said: Their religion has deceived them; and whoever
trusts in Allah, then surely Allah is Mighty, Wise.
[8.50] And had you seen
when the angels will cause to die those who disbelieve, smiting their faces and their backs,
and (saying): Taste the punishment of burning.
[8.51] This is for what
your own hands have sent on before, and because Allah is not in the least unjust to the
[8.52] In the manner of the
people of Firon and those before them; they disbelieved in Allah's communications, therefore
Allah destroyed them on account of their faults; surely Allah is strong, severe in requiting
[8.53] This is because
Allah has never changed a favor which He has conferred upon a people until they change their
own condition; and because Allah is Hearing, Knowing;
[8.54] In the manner of the
people of Firon and those before them; they rejected the communications of their Lord,
therefore We destroyed them on account of their faults and We drowned Firon's people, and
they were all unjust.
[8.55] Surely the vilest of
animals in Allah's sight are those who disbelieve, then they would not believe.
[8.56] Those with whom you
make an agreement, then they break their agreement every time and they do not guard (against
[8.57] Therefore if you
overtake them in fighting, then scatter by (making an example of) them those who are in
their rear, that they may be mindful.
[8.58] And if you fear
treachery on the part of a people, then throw back to them on terms of equality; surely
Allah does not love the treacherous.
[8.59] And let not those
who disbelieve think that they shall come in first; surely they will not escape.
[8.60] And prepare against
them what force you can and horses tied at the frontier, to frighten thereby the enemy of
Allah and your enemy and others besides them, whom you do not know (but) Allah knows them;
and whatever thing you will spend in Allah's way, it will be paid back to you fully and you
shall not be dealt with unjustly.
[8.61] And if they incline
to peace, then incline to it and trust in Allah; surely He is the Hearing, the Knowing.
[8.62] And if they intend
to deceive you-- then surely Allah is sufficient for you; He it is Who strengthened you with
His help and with the believers
[8.63] And united their
hearts; had you spent all that is in the earth, you could not have united their hearts, but
Allah united them; surely He is Mighty, Wise.
[8.64] O Prophet! Allah is
sufficient for you and (for) such of the believers as follow you.
[8.65] O Prophet! urge the
believers to war; if there are twenty patient ones of you they shall overcome two hundred,
and if there are a hundred of you they shall overcome a thousand of those who disbelieve,
because they are a people who do not understand.
[8.66] For the present
Allah has made light your burden, and He knows that there is weakness in you; so if there
are a hundred patient ones of you they shall overcome two hundred, and if there are a
thousand they shall overcome two thousand by Allah's permission, and Allah is with the
[8.67] It is not fit for a
prophet that he should take captives unless he has fought and triumphed in the land; you
desire the frail goods of this world, while Allah desires (for you) the hereafter; and Allah
is Mighty, Wise.
[8.68] Were it not for an
ordinance from Allah that had already gone forth, surely there would have befallen you a
great chastisement for what you had taken to.
[8.69] Eat then of the
lawful and good (things) which you have acquired in war, and be careful of (your duty to)
Allah; surely Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.
[8.70] O Prophet! say to
those of the captives who are in your hands: If Allah knows anything good in your hearts, He
will give to you better than that which has been taken away from you and will forgive you,
and Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.
[8.71] And if they intend
to act unfaithfully towards you, so indeed they acted unfaithfully towards Allah before, but
He gave (you) mastery over them; and Allah is Knowing, Wise.
[8.72] Surely those who
believed and fled (their homes) and struggled hard in Allah's way with their property and
their souls, and those who gave shelter and helped-- these are guardians of each other; and
(as for) those who believed and did not fly, not yours is their guardianship until they fly;
and if they seek aid from you in the matter of religion, aid is incumbent on you except
against a people between whom and you there is a treaty, and Allah sees what you do.
[8.73] And (as for) those
who disbelieve, some of them are the guardians of others; if you will not do it, there will
be in the land persecution and great mischief.
[8.74] And (as for) those
who believed and fled and struggled hard in Allah's way, and those who gave shelter and
helped, these are the believers truly; they shall have forgiveness and honorable provision.
[8.75] And (as for) those
who believed afterwards and fled and struggled hard along with you, they are of you; and the
possessors of relationships are nearer to each other in the ordinance of Allah; surely Allah
knows all things.
06:12 AM on
Monday, 25 May 2009