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Whether you (O Muhammad صلى
وسلم) ask forgiveness for them (hypocrites) or ask not
forgiveness for them - (and even) if you ask seventy times for their forgiveness
- Allâh will not forgive them because they have disbelieved in Allâh and His
Messenger (Muhammad صلى الله
عليه وسلم). And Allâh guides
not those people who are Fâsiqûn (rebellious, disobedient to Allâh).
Those who stayed away (from Tabuk expedition) rejoiced in their
staying behind the Messenger of Allâh; they hated to strive and fight with
their properties and their lives in the Cause of Allâh, and they said:
"March not forth in the heat." Say: "The Fire of Hell is more
intense in heat"; if only they could understand!
So let them laugh a little and (they will) cry much as a recompense
of what they used to earn (by committing sins).
If Allâh brings you back to a party of them (the hypocrites), and
they ask your permission to go out (to fight), say: "Never shall you go out
with me nor fight an enemy with me; you were pleased to sit (inactive) on the
first occasion, then you sit (now) with those who lag behind."
And never (O Muhammad صلى
وسلم) pray (funeral prayer) for any of them (hypocrites)
who dies, nor stand at his grave. Certainly they disbelieved in Allâh and His
Messenger, and died while they were Fâsiqûn (rebellious, - disobedient
to Allâh and His Messenger صلى الله
And let not their wealth or their children amaze you. Allâh’s Plan
is to punish them with these things in this world, and that their souls shall
depart (die) while they are disbelievers.
And when a Sûrah (chapter from the Qur’ân) is revealed,
enjoining them to believe in Allâh and to strive hard and fight along with His
Messenger, the wealthy among them ask your leave to exempt them (from Jihâd)
and say, "Leave us (behind), we would be with those who sit (at