Ali Quli Qarai, The Qur’ān with a Phrase-by-Phrase English Translation (2005)

70 O Prophet!
Say to the captives who are in your hands,
‘If Allah finds any good in your hearts,
He will give you [something which is] better
than what has been taken away from you,
and He will forgive you,
and Allah is all-forgiving, all-merciful.’
71 But if they seek to betray you,
then they have already betrayed Allah earlier,
and He gave [you] power over them;
and Allah is all-knowing, all-wise.

72 Indeed those who have believed and migrated
and waged jihād with their possessions and persons
in the way of Allah,
and those who gave [them] shelter and help
— they are heirs of one another.
As for those who have believed but did not migrate,
you have no heirdom in relation to them whatsoever
until they migrate.
Yet if they ask your help for the sake of religion,
it is incumbent on you to help them,
excepting against a people
with whom you have a treaty;
and Allah sees best what you do.

73 As for the faithless, they are allies of one another.
Unless you do the same,
there will be turmoil on the earth
and great corruption.

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Ali Quli Qarai, The Qur’ān with a Phrase-by-Phrase English Translation, Islamic College for Advance Studies Press (ICAS), London (Distributed by The Centre for Translation of the Holy Qur’ān, Qom, Iran), Consulted online at “Quran Archive - Texts and Studies on the Quran” on 14 Jul. 2024: