English Translation: Page 420
Say (O Muhammad صلى الله
عليه وسلم to these hypocrites
who ask your permission to run away from you): "Flight will not avail you
if you flee from death or killing and then you will enjoy no more than a little
Say: "Who is he who can protect you from Allâh if He intends to
harm you, or intends mercy on you?" And they will not find, besides Allâh,
for themselves any Walî (protector, supporter) or any helper.
Allâh already knows those among you who keep back (men) from
fighting in Allâh’s Cause, and those who say to their brethren "Come
here towards us," while they (themselves) come not to the battle except a
Being miserly towards you (as regards help and aid in Allâh’s
Cause). Then when fear comes, you will see them looking to you, their eyes
revolving like (those of) one over whom hovers death; but when the fear departs,
they will smite you with sharp tongues, miserly towards (spending anything in
any) good (and only covetous of booty and wealth). Such have not believed.
Therefore Allâh makes their deeds fruitless and that is ever easy for Allâh.
They think that Al-Ahzâb (the Confederates) have not yet
withdrawn; and if Al-Ahzâb (the Confederates) should come (again), they
would wish they were in the deserts (wandering) among the bedouins, seeking news
about you (from a far place); and if they (happen) to be among you, they would
not fight but little.
Indeed in the Messenger of Allâh (Muhammad صلى
وسلم) you have a good example to follow for him who
hopes for (the Meeting with) Allâh and the Last Day, and remembers Allâh much.
And when the believers saw Al-Ahzâb (the Confederates), they
said: "This is what Allâh and His Messenger (Muhammad
صلى الله عليه
وسلم) had promised us; and Allâh and His Messenger
(Muhammad صلى الله
عليه وسلم) had spoken the truth.
And it only added to their Faith and to their submissiveness (to Allâh).