Edward Palmer, The Qur’ân (1880)

These are perceptions from my Lord, and a guidance and a mercy to a people who believe.’

And when the Qur’ân is read, then listen thereto and keep silence; haply ye may obtain mercy.

And remember thy Lord within thyself humbly and with fear, not openly in words, in the morning and in the evening; and be not of those who do not care. [205] Verily, they who are with my Lord are not too big with pride for His service, but they do celebrate His praise, and Him they do adore.

The Chapter of the Spoils.

(VIII. Medînah.)

In the name of the merciful and compassionate God.

They will ask thee about the spoils. Say, ‘The spoils are God’s and the Apostle’s; fear God and settle it amongst yourselves; obey God and the Apostle if ye do believe.’

Verily, the believers are those who, when God’s name is mentioned, their hearts sink with fear; and when His signs are rehearsed to them they increase them in faith; and on their Lord do they rely; who are steadfast in prayer, and of what we have bestowed upon them give in alms; these are in truth believers; to them are degrees with their Lord, and forgiveness, and a generous provision.

[5] As thy Lord caused thee to go forth from thy house 1 with the truth, although a sect of the believers were averse therefrom. They wrangled with thee about the truth after it was made plain, as

1 At Medînah.

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Edward Palmer, The Qur’ân, Oxford, Clarendon Press, Consulted online at “Quran Archive - Texts and Studies on the Quran” on 26 Sep. 2022: http://quran-archive.org/explorer/edward-palmer/1880?page=277