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Quran Chapter 110 - Help - The Message is Clear

A Medinan sura said to be one of the last revelations the Prophet received before his death.

In the name of God, the Lord of Mercy, the Giver of Mercy

1 When God’s help comes and He opens up [a] your way [Prophet], 2 when you see people embracing God’s faith in crowds, 3 celebrate the praise of your Lord and ask His forgiveness: He is always ready to accept repentance.


a. This sura is mainly understood by interpreters to refer to the surrender of Mecca to the Prophet. Accordingly many translate the word fath as ‘victory’, although there was no fighting. See also Sura 48, Surat al-Fath. Fath in classical Arabic means ‘opening’ or ‘decision’. In a prayer, the Prophet says, ‘Lord, open the gates of your Mercy for me.’ Sura 1 is called al-Fatiha, as it opens the Quran. In 7: 89, iftah means ‘decide between us and our enemy’.

The Qur'an (Oxford World's Classics)

The Qur'an / a new translation by M. A. S. Abdel Haleem, copyright © 2004 Oxford World's Classics (Oxford University Press). Used by permission. All rights reserved.



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