009 - Soorah at-Towbah - (The Repentance) - [Madanee]

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[009:055] So, let not their wealth nor their children amaze you (O Muhammad [sal-All‚hu 'alayhi wa sallam]); in reality All‚h's Plan is to punish them with these things in the life of this world, and that their souls shall depart (die) while they are disbelievers.

 

[009:056] They swear by All‚h that they are truly of you while they are not of you, but they are a people (hypocrites) who are afraid (that you may kill them).

 

[009:057] Should they find a refuge, or caves, or a place of concealment, they would turn straightway thereto with a swift rush.

 

[009:058] And of them are some who accuse you (O Muhammad [sal-All‚hu 'alayhi wa sallam]) in the matter of (the distribution of) the alms. If they are given part thereof, they are pleased, but if they are not given thereof, behold! They are enraged!

 

[009:059] Would that they were content with what All‚h and His Messenger [sal-All‚hu 'alayhi wa sallam] gave them and had said: "All‚h is Sufficient for us. All‚h will give us of His bounty, and so will His Messenger [sal-All‚hu 'alayhi wa sallam] (from alms). We implore All‚h (to enrich us)."

 

[009:060] As-Sadaq‚t (here it means Zak‚t ó obligatory charity) are only for the Fuqar‚' (needy), and Al-Mas‚kin (the poor) and those employed to collect (the funds); and to attract the hearts of those who have been inclined (towards Isl‚m); and to free the captives; and for those in debt; and for All‚h's Cause (i.e. for MujahidŻn Ė those fighting in a holy battle), and for the wayfarer (a traveller who is cut off from everything); a duty imposed by All‚h. And All‚h is All-Knower, All-Wise.

 

[009:061] And among them are men who annoy the Prophet (Muhammad [sal-All‚hu 'alayhi wa sallam]) and say: "He is (lending his) ear (to every news)." Say: "He listens to what is best for you; he believes in All‚h; has faith in the believers; and is a mercy to those of you who believe." But those who annoy All‚h's Messenger (Muhammad [sal-All‚hu 'alayhi wa sallam]), will have a painful torment. (See V.33:57)

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(V.9:58) See the footnote of (V.20:134).

 

(V.9:60) See the footnote of (V.2:83) and also see (V.2:273).

 

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