If Allah returns you ˹O Prophet˺ to a group of them and they ask to go forth with you, say, “You will not ever go forth or fight an enemy along with me. You preferred to stay behind the first time, so stay with those ˹helpless˺ who remain behind.” Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran
And do not ever offer ˹funeral˺ prayers for any of their dead, nor stand by their grave ˹at burial˺, for they have lost faith in Allah and His Messenger and died rebellious. Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran
And let neither their wealth nor children impress you ˹O Prophet˺. Allah only intends to torment them through these things in this world, and ˹then˺ their souls will depart while they are disbelievers. Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran
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Whenever a sûrah is revealed stating, “Believe in Allah and struggle along with His Messenger,” the rich among them would ask to be exempt, saying, “Leave us with those who remain behind.” Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran
They preferred to stay behind with the helpless, and their hearts have been sealed so they do not comprehend. Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran
But the Messenger and the believers with him strived with their wealth and their lives. They will have all the best, and it is they who will be successful. Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran
Allah has prepared for them Gardens under which rivers flow, to stay there forever. That is the ultimate triumph. Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran
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Some nomadic Arabs ˹also˺ came with excuses, seeking exemption. And those who were untrue to Allah and His Messenger remained behind ˹with no excuse˺. The unfaithful among them will be afflicted with a painful punishment. Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran
There is no blame on the weak, the sick, or those lacking the means ˹if they stay behind˺, as long as they are true to Allah and His Messenger. There is no blame on the good-doers. And Allah is All-Forgiving, Most Merciful. Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran
Nor ˹is there any blame on˺ those who came to you ˹O Prophet˺ for mounts, then when you said, “I can find no mounts for you,” they left with eyes overflowing with tears out of grief that they had nothing to contribute. Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

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