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153. Behold! ye were climbing up the high ground, without even casting a side glance at

any one, and the Messenger in your rear was calling you back. There did Allah give you

one distress after another by way of requital, to teach you not to grieve for (the booty)

that had escaped you and for (the ill) that had befallen you. For Allah is well aware of all

that ye do.

154. Thumma anzala AAalaykum min baAAdi alghammi amanatan nuAAasan yaghsha

ta-ifatan minkum wata-ifatun qad ahammat-hum anfusuhum ya


unnoona bi



ghayra alhaqqi


anna aljahiliyyati yaqooloona hal lana mina al-amri min shay-in qul

inna al-amra kullahu lillahi yukhfoona fee anfusihim ma la yubdoona laka yaqooloona

law kana lana mina al-amri shay-on ma qutilna hahuna qul law kuntum fee buyootikum

labaraza allatheena kutiba AAalayhimu alqatlu ila madajiAAihim waliyabtaliya Allahu

ma fee sudoorikum waliyumahhisa ma fee quloobikum wa


llahu AAaleemun bithati





154. After (the excitement) of the distress, He sent down calm on a band of you

overcome with slumber, while another band was stirred to anxiety by their own feelings,

Moved by wrong suspicions of Allah.suspicions due to ignorance. They said: "What

affair is this of ours?" Say thou: "Indeed, this affair is wholly Allah.s." They hide in their

minds what they dare not reveal to thee. They say (to themselves): "If we had had

anything to do with this affair, We should not have been in the slaughter here." Say:

"Even if you had remained in your homes, those for whom death was decreed would

certainly have gone forth to the place of their death"; but (all this was) that Allah might

test what is in your breasts and purge what is in your hearts. For Allah knoweth well the

secrets of your hearts.