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19. Know, therefore, that there is no god but Allah, and ask forgiveness for thy fault, and

for the men and women who believe: for Allah knows how ye move about and how ye

dwell in your homes.

Section 3 (20-28)

20. Wayaqoolu allatheena amanoo lawla nuzzilat sooratun fa-itha onzilat sooratun

muhkamatun wathukira feeha alqitalu raayta allatheena fee quloobihim maradun



uroona ilayka na


ara almaghshiyyi AAalayhi mina almawti faawla lahum

20. Those who believe say, "Why is not a sura sent down (for us)?" But when a sura of

basic or categorical meaning is revealed, and fighting is mentioned therein, thou wilt see

those in whose hearts is a disease looking at thee with a look of one in swoon at the

approach of death. But more fitting for them-

21. TaAAatun waqawlun maAAroofun fa-itha AAazama al-amru falaw sadaqoo Allaha

lakana khayran lahum

21. Were it to obey and say what is just, and when a matter is resolved on, it were best for

them if they were true to Allah.