And what is [the matter] with you that you fight not in the cause of Allah and [for] the oppressed among men, women, and children who say, |Our Lord, take us out of this city of oppressive people and appoint for us from Yourself a protector and appoint for us from Yourself a helper?|
Those who believe fight in the cause of Allah , and those who disbelieve fight in the cause of Taghut. So fight against the allies of Satan. Indeed, the plot of Satan has ever been weak.
Have you not seen those who were told, |Restrain your hands [from fighting] and establish prayer and give zakah|? But then when fighting was ordained for them, at once a party of them feared men as they fear Allah or with [even] greater fear. They said, |Our Lord, why have You decreed upon us fighting? If only You had postponed [it for] us for a short time.| Say, The enjoyment of this world is little, and the Hereafter is better for he who fears Allah . And injustice will not be done to you, [even] as much as a thread [inside a date seed].
Wherever you may be, death will overtake you, even if you should be within towers of lofty construction. But if good comes to them, they say, |This is from Allah |; and if evil befalls them, they say, |This is from you.| Say, |All [things] are from Allah .| So what is [the matter] with those people that they can hardly understand any statement?
What comes to you of good is from Allah , but what comes to you of evil, [O man], is from yourself. And We have sent you, [O Muúammad], to the people as a messenger, and sufficient is Allah as Witness.