Those who believe say, |Why has a surah not been sent down? But when a precise surah is revealed and fighting is mentioned therein, you see those in whose hearts is hypocrisy looking at you with a look of one overcome by death. And more appropriate for them [would have been]
Obedience and good words. And when the matter [of fighting] was determined, if they had been true to Allah , it would have been better for them.
So would you perhaps, if you turned away, cause corruption on earth and sever your [ties of] relationship?
Those [who do so] are the ones that Allah has cursed, so He deafened them and blinded their vision.
Then do they not reflect upon the Qur'an, or are there locks upon [their] hearts?
Indeed, those who reverted back [to disbelief] after guidance had become clear to them - Satan enticed them and prolonged hope for them.
That is because they said to those who disliked what Allah sent down, |We will obey you in part of the matter.| And Allah knows what they conceal.
Then how [will it be] when the angels take them in death, striking their faces and their backs?
That is because they followed what angered Allah and disliked [what earns] His pleasure, so He rendered worthless their deeds.
Or do those in whose hearts is disease think that Allah would never expose their [feelings of] hatred?