Verse 33:11

هُنَالِكَ ابۡتُلِىَ الۡمُؤۡمِنُوۡنَ وَزُلۡزِلُوۡا زِلۡزَالًا شَدِيۡدًا‏

There and then were the believers tried, and shaken with a mighty shock.

Verse 33:12

وَاِذۡ يَقُوۡلُ الۡمُنٰفِقُوۡنَ وَالَّذِيۡنَ فِىۡ قُلُوۡبِهِمۡ مَّرَضٌ مَّا وَعَدَنَا اللّٰهُ وَرَسُوۡلُهٗۤ اِلَّا غُرُوۡرًا‏

And recall when the hypocrites and those who had doubt in their hearts, said to one another, 'God and His Messenger promised us nothing but delusion.'

Verse 33:13

وَاِذۡ قَالَتۡ طَّآٮِٕفَةٌ مِّنۡهُمۡ يٰۤـاَهۡلَ يَثۡرِبَ لَا مُقَامَ لَكُمۡ فَارۡجِعُوۡا​ ۚ وَيَسۡتَاۡذِنُ فَرِيۡقٌ مِّنۡهُمُ النَّبِىَّ يَقُوۡلُوۡنَ اِنَّ بُيُوۡتَنَا عَوۡرَة​ٌ  ​ۛؕ وَمَا هِىَ بِعَوۡرَةٍ  ۛۚ اِنۡ يُّرِيۡدُوۡنَ اِلَّا فِرَارًا‏ 

A group among them said, 'O You people of Yathrib! There is no stand possible for you, so, go back.' And some of them even sought permission of the Prophet, saying, 'Our homes are exposed (to the enemy).' (With the believers firmly entrenched around the town) their homes were not exposed to danger. They wanted nothing but to flee. [Yathrib = Madinah]

Verse 33:14

وَلَوۡ دُخِلَتۡ عَلَيۡهِمۡ مِّنۡ اَقۡطَارِهَا ثُمَّ سُٮِٕلُوا الۡفِتۡنَةَ لَاٰتَوۡهَا وَمَا تَلَبَّثُوۡا بِهَاۤ اِلَّا يَسِيۡرًا‏

If the enemy had invaded the town from all sides and these hypocrites were asked to inflict harm on the believers, they would have done so without hesitation.

Verse 33:15

وَلَقَدۡ كَانُوۡا عَاهَدُوا اللّٰهَ مِنۡ قَبۡلُ لَا يُوَلُّوۡنَ الۡاَدۡبَارَ​ ؕ وَكَانَ عَهۡدُ اللّٰهِ مَسۡـــُٔوۡلًا‏

Although before that they had pledged to God that they would not turn their backs (to faith and against invasion). And a pledge to God must be answered for.

Verse 33:16

قُلْ لَّنۡ يَّنۡفَعَكُمُ الۡفِرَارُ اِنۡ فَرَرۡتُمۡ مِّنَ الۡمَوۡتِ اَوِ الۡقَتۡلِ وَاِذًا لَّا تُمَتَّعُوۡنَ اِلَّا قَلِيۡلًا‏

Say, 'Flight will not avail you if you flee from death or from being killed. You may enjoy life but for a little while.'

Verse 33:17

قُلۡ مَنۡ ذَا الَّذِىۡ يَعۡصِمُكُمۡ مِّنَ اللّٰهِ اِنۡ اَرَادَ بِكُمۡ سُوۡٓءًا اَوۡ اَرَادَ بِكُمۡ رَحۡمَةً ​ؕ وَلَا يَجِدُوۡنَ لَهُمۡ مِّنۡ دُوۡنِ اللّٰهِ وَلِيًّا وَّلَا نَصِيۡرًا‏

Say, 'Who can prevent if God intends any adversity for you, or if He intends any blessing for you?' And they will find for themselves no patron or helper other than God.

Verse 33:18

قَدۡ يَعۡلَمُ اللّٰهُ الۡمُعَوِّقِيۡنَ مِنۡكُمۡ وَالۡقَآٮِٕلِيۡنَ لِاِخۡوَانِهِمۡ هَلُمَّ اِلَيۡنَا​ ۚ وَلَا يَاۡتُوۡنَ الۡبَاۡسَ اِلَّا قَلِيۡلًا ۙ‏

God already knows those of you who hinder, and those who say to their groups, 'Come here to us!' And rarely do they mobilize for defense.

Verse 33:19

اَشِحَّةً عَلَيۡكُمۡ ​​ۖۚ فَاِذَا جَآءَ الۡخَوۡفُ رَاَيۡتَهُمۡ يَنۡظُرُوۡنَ اِلَيۡكَ تَدُوۡرُ اَعۡيُنُهُمۡ كَالَّذِىۡ يُغۡشٰى عَلَيۡهِ مِنَ الۡمَوۡتِ​ ۚ فَاِذَا ذَهَبَ الۡخَـوۡفُ سَلَقُوۡكُمۡ بِاَ لۡسِنَةٍ حِدَادٍ اَشِحَّةً عَلَى الۡخَيۡـرِ​ ؕ اُولٰٓٮِٕكَ لَمۡ يُؤۡمِنُوۡا فَاَحۡبَطَ اللّٰهُ اَعۡمَالَهُمۡ​ ؕ وَكَانَ ذٰ لِكَ عَلَى اللّٰهِ يَسِيۡرًا‏

They are miserly in dealing with you (believers). But when danger threatens, you can see them looking to you (for help, O Prophet), their eyes rolling in fear like one who is overshadowed by death. Yet, once the fear has gone, they assail you believers with sharp tongues in their greed for wealth (from the spoil of war). These have never known belief, and, therefore, God makes all their deeds fruitless. That is easy for God. [His Law of Requital is ever vigilant]

Verse 33:20

يَحۡسَبُوۡنَ الۡاَحۡزَابَ لَمۡ يَذۡهَبُوۡا​ ۚ وَاِنۡ يَّاۡتِ الۡاَحۡزَابُ يَوَدُّوۡا لَوۡ اَنَّهُمۡ بَادُوۡنَ فِى الۡاَعۡرَابِ يَسۡـاَ لُوۡنَ عَنۡ اَنۡۢبَآٮِٕكُمۡ​ ؕ وَلَوۡ كَانُوۡا فِيۡكُمۡ مَّا قٰتَلُوۡۤا اِلَّا قَلِيۡلًا‏

They think that the enemy clans have not withdrawn. And if the confederate clans come back, these (hypocrites) would prefer to be in the desert with the Bedouins, asking for news about you, from far away. And if they were among you, they would only pretend to fight.

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