About the Surah

Surah Title : التوبة

English Title : At-Taubah

Order in Al-Mushaf : 9

Number of Verses : 129

Type : madinah

Page Number in Al-Mushaf : From Page 187 To Page 207


يَحۡلِفُونَ بِٱللَّهِ مَا قَالُواْ وَلَقَدۡ قَالُواْ كَلِمَةَ ٱلۡكُفۡرِ وَكَفَرُواْ بَعۡدَ إِسۡلَٰمِهِمۡ وَهَمُّواْ بِمَا لَمۡ يَنَالُواْۚ وَمَا نَقَمُوٓاْ إِلَّآ أَنۡ أَغۡنَىٰهُمُ ٱللَّهُ وَرَسُولُهُۥ مِن فَضۡلِهِۦۚ فَإِن يَتُوبُواْ يَكُ خَيۡرٗا لَّهُمۡۖ وَإِن يَتَوَلَّوۡاْ يُعَذِّبۡهُمُ ٱللَّهُ عَذَابًا أَلِيمٗا فِي ٱلدُّنۡيَا وَٱلۡأٓخِرَةِۚ وَمَا لَهُمۡ فِي ٱلۡأَرۡضِ مِن وَلِيّٖ وَلَا نَصِيرٖ


       The hypocrites swear by Allah that they said nothing (bad against the Prophet Muhammad ( may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him ), but really they said the word of disbelief, [since saying anything bad about the Prophet ( may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him ) is disbelief], and they disbelieved after embracing Islam. And they intended [(i.e. hatched the plot to kill the Prophet ( may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him )], which they could not accomplish. And they are taking this revenge, though Allah has made them rich from His Bounty and His messenger too (they should have thanked Allah for it). If they repent even now, it will be better for them. And if they turn away, then Allah is going to inflict on them a painful punishment in this world and in the Hereafter. And they will have no supporter or helper for them on the earth.

مَا كَانَ لِأَهۡلِ ٱلۡمَدِينَةِ وَمَنۡ حَوۡلَهُم مِّنَ ٱلۡأَعۡرَابِ أَن يَتَخَلَّفُواْ عَن رَّسُولِ ٱللَّهِ وَلَا يَرۡغَبُواْ بِأَنفُسِهِمۡ عَن نَّفۡسِهِۦۚ ذَٰلِكَ بِأَنَّهُمۡ لَا يُصِيبُهُمۡ ظَمَأٞ وَلَا نَصَبٞ وَلَا مَخۡمَصَةٞ فِي سَبِيلِ ٱللَّهِ وَلَا يَطَ‍ُٔونَ مَوۡطِئٗا يَغِيظُ ٱلۡكُفَّارَ وَلَا يَنَالُونَ مِنۡ عَدُوّٖ نَّيۡلًا إِلَّا كُتِبَ لَهُم بِهِۦ عَمَلٞ صَٰلِحٌۚ إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ لَا يُضِيعُ أَجۡرَ ٱلۡمُحۡسِنِينَ


       It is a matter of shame for (some) residents of Madinah and the neighbouring bedouins to abandon the Prophet (may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him) and remain behind. It is also a matter of shame to prefer their lives over the life of the Prophet (may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him). (Reason for it is as follows. Those who remained behind would have received same rewards as Mujahideen did) For whatever thirst the Mujahideen felt, whatever tiredness they experienced, whatever hunger they faced in the Path of Allah, and their every step forward to enrage the disbelievers, and when they killed or prisoned the enemy and collected booty by defeating them, in each above cases a good deed was recorded for them (Mujahideen). Indeed Allah does not waste the reward of the good doers. (Hence, to shun Jihad without any excuse is shameful).


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