Permission is given to those who are fighting (to fight), because they have been wronged; and most surely Allah is capable to help them.
They have been expelled from their homes unjustly only because they said: “Our Lord is Allah”. And if there had not been Allah’s repelling some people by others, monasteries (of priests), churches (of Christians), synagogues (of Jews) and Masjids (of Muslims) in which Allah’s Name is often mentioned (remembered) would surely have been ruined and demolished. Allah surely helps those who help Him. Truly, Allah is All-Strong, All–Mighty.
If We have given them opportunities in the earth, they would have kept up the Prayer and given alms (Az-Zakat) and enjoined Al-Ma’ruf (all that Islam orders) and forbid Al- Munkar (all that Islam forbids). And Allah’s is the end of all the affairs (Judgment belongs to Allah).
And if they belie you, then (know that) already before you the people of Noah and Âd and Thamûd belied (their Prophets) as well.
And the people of Abraham and the people of Lot (belied their Prophets) too.
And the dwellers of Midian (belied) too; and Moses too was belied. But I gave respite to the disbelievers, then I seized them. So how was My punishment?
So just like the (people of the) countries who were wrongdoers did We destroy that as well. So it is fallen into ruin and its wells and a lofty palace is abandoned!
Have they not traveled in the earth so that they should have hearts with which to comprehend, or ears with which to hear? Surely it is not the physical eyes that are blind, but blind are the hearts which are in the bosoms.