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24. Qul in kana abaokum waabnaokum wa-ikhwanukum waazwajukum

waAAasheeratukum waamwalun iqtaraftumooha watijaratun takhshawna kasadaha

wamasakinu tardawnaha ahabba ilaykum mina Allahi warasoolihi wajihadin fee sabeelihi

fatarabbasoo hatta ya/tiya Allahu bi-amrihi wa


llahu la yahdee alqawma alfasiqeen


24. Say: If it be that your fathers, your sons, your brothers, your mates, or your kindred;

the wealth that ye have gained; the commerce in which ye fear a decline: or the dwellings

in which ye delight - are dearer to you than Allah, or His Messenger, or the striving in

His cause;- then wait until Allah brings about His decision: and Allah guides not the


Section 4 (25-29)

25. Laqad nasarakumu Allahu fee mawatina katheeratin wayawma hunaynin ith

aAAjabatkum kathratukum falam tughni AAankum shay-an wadaqat AAalaykumu al-

ardu bima rahubat thumma wallaytum mudbireen


25. Assuredly Allah did help you in many battle-fields and on the day of Hunain: Behold!

your great numbers elated you, but they availed you naught: the land, for all that it is

wide, did constrain you, and ye turned back in retreat.