Second Part Of “The Shahada” In The Qur’an: Surah 63 With Exposition

In this talk I discourse on subjects arising in surah 63.

1 When the waverers come to thee they say: “We bear witness that thou art the messenger of God.” But God knows that thou art His messenger, and God bears witness that the waverers are liars.
They have taken their oaths as a cover, then they turned away from the path of God — evil is what they did
3 For it is that1 they believed, then denied! Then were their hearts sealed, and they understand not.
4 And when thou seest them, their forms please thee; and if they speak, thou listenest to their speech as if they were propped up pieces of dry wood. They think every blast is against them. They are the enemy; so beware thou of them. May God curse them! How are they deluded!
5 And when it is said to them: “Come, the messenger of God will ask forgiveness for you,” they turn aside their heads, and thou seest them turning away, waxing proud.
6 It is the same for them whether thou askest forgiveness for them or hast not asked forgiveness for them; God will never forgive them. God guides not the perfidious people.
7 Those are they who say: “Spend not on those with the messenger of God until they disband.” And to God belong the treasuries of the heavens and the earth, but the waverers understand not.
8 They say: “If we return to the city, the more honoured will drive therefrom the meaner.” But to God belong power and glory, and to His messenger, and to the believers, but the waverers know not.
9 O you who heed warning: let not your wealth or your children divert you from the remembrance of God; and whose does that, it is they who are the losers.
10 And spend of what We have provided you before death comes to one among you and he says: “My Lord: hadst Thou but delayed me to a near term, that I might give charity and be among the righteous!”
11 But God delays no soul when its term comes; and God is aware of what you do.


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