It is not fit for a prophet that he should take captives until he has thoroughly subdued the land. You ˹believers˺ settled with the fleeting gains of this world,1 while Allah’s aim ˹for you˺ is the Hereafter. Allah is Almighty, All-Wise.
— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran
It is not for a prophet to have captives [of war] until he inflicts a massacre [upon Allah's enemies] in the land. You [i.e., some Muslims] desire the commodities of this world,1 but Allah desires [for you] the Hereafter. And Allah is Exalted in Might and Wise.
— Saheeh International