8.41 . And know that whatever ye take as spoils of war , lo! a fifth thereof is for Allah , and for the messenger and for the kinsmen ( who hath need ) and orphans and the needy and the wayfarer ; if ye believe in Allah and that which We revealed unto Our slave on the Day of Discrimination , the day when the two armies met . And Allah is Able to do all things .
8.42 . When ye were on the near bank ( of the valley ) and they were on the yonder bank , and the caravan was below you ( on the coast plain ) . And had ye trysted to meet one another ye surely would have failed to keep the tryst , but ( it happened , as it did , without the forethought of either of you ) that Allah might conclude a thing that must be done ; that he who perished ( on that day ) might perish by a clear proof ( of His sovereignty ) and he who survived might survive by a clear proof ( of His sovereignty ) . Lo! Allah in truth is Hearer , Knower .
8.43 . When Allah showed them unto thee ( O Muhammad ) in thy dream as few in number , and if He had shown them to thee as many , ye ( Muslims ) would have faltered and would have quarrelled over the affair . But Allah saved ( you ) . Lo! He knoweth what is in the breasts ( of men ) .
8.44 . And when He made you ( Muslims ) , when ye met ( them ) , see them with your eyes as few , and lessened you in their eyes , ( it was ) that Allah might conclude a thing that must be done . Unto Allah all things are brought back .
8.45 . O ye who believe! When ye meet an army , hold firm and think of Allah much , that ye may be successful .
8.46 . And obey Allah and His messenger , and dispute not one with another lest ye falter and your strength depart from you ; but be steadfast! Lo! Allah is with the steadfast .
8.47 . Be not as those who came forth from their dwellings boastfully and to be seen of men , and debar ( men ) from the way of Allah , while Allah is surrounding all they do .
8.48 . And when Satan made their deeds seem fair to them and said : No one of mankind can conquer you this day , for I am your protector . But when the armies came in sight of one another , he took Sight , saying : Lo! I am guiltless of you . Lo! I see that which ye see not . Lo! I fear Allah . And Allah is severe in punishment .
8.49 . When the hypocrites and those in whose hearts is a disease said : Their religion hath deluded these . Whoso putteth his trust in Allah ( will find that ) lo! Allah is Mighty , Wise .
8.50 . If thou couldst see how the anguish receive those who disbelieve , smiting their faces and their backs and ( saying ) : Taste the punishment of burning!
8.51 . This is for that which your own hands have sent before ( to the Judgment ) , and ( know ) that Allah is not a tyrant to His slaves .
8.52 . ( Their way is ) as the way of Pharaoh ' s folk and those before them ; they disbelieved the revelations of Allah , and Allah took them in their sins . Lo! Allah is Strong , severe in punishment .
8.53 . That is because Allah never changeth the grace He hath bestowed on any people until they first change that which is in their hearts , and ( that is ) because Allah is Hearer , Knower .
8.54 . ( Their way is ) as the way of Pharoah ' s folk and those before them ; they denied the revelations of their Lord , so We destroyed them in their sins . And We drowned the folk of Pharaoh . All were evil doers .
8.55 . Lo! the worst of beasts in Allah ' s sight are the ungrateful who will not believe ;
8.56 . Those of them with whom thou madest a treaty , and , then at every opportunity they break their treaty , and they keep not duty ( to Allah ) .
8.57 . If thou comest on them in the war , deal with them so as to strike fear in those who are behind them , that haply they may remember .
8.58 . And if thou fearest treachery from any folk , then throw back to them ( their treaty ) fairly . Lo! Allah loveth not the treacherous .
8.59 . And let not those who disbelieve suppose that they can outstrip ( Allah ' s purpose ) . Lo! they cannot escape .
8.60 . Make ready for them all thou canst of ( armed ) force and of horses tethered , that thereby ye may dismay the enemy of Allah and your enemy , and others beside them whom ye know not . Allah knoweth them . Whatsoever ye spend in the way of Allah it will be repaid to you in full , and ye will not be wronged .
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