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{ إِن تَسْتَفْتِحُواْ فَقَدْ جَآءَكُمُ ٱلْفَتْحُ وَإِن تَنتَهُواْ فَهُوَ خَيْرٌ لَّكُمْ وَإِن تَعُودُواْ نَعُدْ وَلَن تُغْنِيَ عَنْكُمْ فِئَتُكُمْ شَيْئاً وَلَوْ كَثُرَتْ وَأَنَّ ٱللَّهَ مَعَ ٱلْمُؤْمِنِينَ }

If [O disbelievers] you were seeking a judgement, the judgement has now come to you…This is because Abū Jahl said on the Day of Badr, ‘O God! Give victory to the best of the two religions with You, and the most pleasing of them to You.’ Then the verse descended, If you were seeking a judgement, meaning, ‘If you were seeking to be helped [to victory].’It has been reported of the Prophet that he would seek victory for the sake of the destitute (ṣaʿālīk) among the Emigrants, that is, he sought to be helped [to victory] for the sake of the poor (fuqarāʾ) among them. His words:

Tafsīr al-Tustarī, trans. Annabel Keeler and Ali Keeler
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