Verse. 1276

٩ - ٱلتَّوْبَة

9 - At-Tawba

اِنْفِرُوْا خِفَافًا وَّثِــقَالًا وَّجَاہِدُوْا بِاَمْوَالِكُمْ وَاَنْفُسِكُمْ فِيْ سَبِيْلِ اؘ۝۰ۭ ذٰلِكُمْ خَيْرٌ لَّكُمْ اِنْ كُنْتُمْ تَعْلَمُوْنَ۝۴۱
Infiroo khifafan wathiqalan wajahidoo biamwalikum waanfusikum fee sabeeli Allahi thalikum khayrun lakum in kuntum taAAlamoona


Ahmed Ali

O believers, go out in the cause of God, (whether) light or heavy, and strive in the service of God, wealth and soul. This is better for you if you understand.



'Abdullāh Ibn 'Abbās / Muḥammad al-Fīrūzabādī

تفسير : (go forth) with your prophet to the battle of tabuk, (light armed and heavy armed) young and old; it is also said that this means: whether you are enthusiastic for it or not; it is also said that this means: light with property and children and heavy with property and children, (and strive with your wealth and your lives in the way of allah) in obedience of allah! (that) jihad (is best for you) than sitting remaining in one place (if ye but knew) and believed.

Jalāl al-Dīn al-Maḥallī

تفسير : go forth, light and heavy!, that is, energetically or not; it is also said [to mean], [go forth] strong or weak, or rich or poor — but this was abrogated by the verse, the weak would not be at fault … [q. 9:91]. struggle in the way of god with your possessions and your lives: that is better for you, if only you knew, that it is better for you; so do not sink down heavily.

Ali ibn Ahmad al-Wahidi

تفسير : (go forth, light-armed and heavy-armed…) [9:41]. this was revealed about those who excused themselves from taking part in fighting because of their farms, work and preoccupations. but allah, exalted is he, refused to excuse them unless they went forth to fight, despite of what had ensued from them before. muhammad ibn ibrahim ibn muhammad ibn yahya informed us> abu ‘amr ibn matar> ibrahim ibn ‘ali> yahya ibn yahya> sufyan ibn ‘uyaynah> ibn jad‘an [‘ali ibn zayd]> anas who said: “abu talhah recited (go forth, light-armed and heavy-armed) and then said: ‘i see that allah has not excused anyone’, and he went to syria to take part in jihad and remained there until he died”. said al-suddi: “one day, al-miqdad ibn al-aswad, who was a huge, fat man, went to see the messenger of allah, allah bless him and give him peace, to complain to him [about his size] and to dispense him from taking part in fighting. (go forth, light-armed and heavy-armed) was revealed about him. but when this verse was revealed, people found it very hard on them, and so allah, exalted is he, abrogated it and revealed instead (not unto the weak nor unto the sick…) [9:91]”.