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13. Wa-ith qalat ta-ifatun minhum ya ahla yathriba la muqama lakum fa



wayasta/thinu fareequn minhumu a


nnabiyya yaqooloona inna buyootana AAawratun

wama hiya biAAawratin in yureedoona illa firara


13. Behold! A party among them said: "Ye men of Yathrib! ye cannot stand (the attack)!

therefore go back!" And a band of them ask for leave of the Prophet, saying, "Truly our

houses are bare and exposed," though they were not exposed they intended nothing but to

run away.

14. Walaw dukhilat AAalayhim min aqtariha thumma su-iloo alfitnata laatawha wama

talabbathoo biha illa yaseera


14. And if an entry had been effected to them from the sides of the (city), and they had

been incited to sedition, they would certainly have brought it to pass, with none but a

brief delay!