(Allah) rendered the deeds of those who disbelieved and hindered (mankind) from the Way of Allah, vain.
(Allah) removed the evil deeds and improved the state of those who believed (who wished to reach Allah while they are alive) and did improving deeds (the soul’s cleansing) and believed in what is sent down to Muhammad (Qur’an) and that it is the very truth from their Lord.
These are because the disbelievers to follow the Falsehood, and the âmenu ones to depend on the truth from their Lord. This is how Allah sets forth for mankind their parables.
So, when you meet those who disbelieve, smite their necks until they fall weak. Strengthen their ties (tie up the captives strongly). Finally either set them free as a favor or as a ransom when the war lays down its burdens (weapons). That’s how it is. And if Allah had willed, He would certainly have taken vengeance on them. And but (this is) to test some of you with others. And those are the ones who get killed in the Way of Allah, then their deeds will not be rendered vain.
(Allah) will deliver them to Hidayet and improve their state.
And include them in the Garden which He has described to them.
O you who believe (who are âmenû, who wish to reach Allah before death)! If you help Allah, He will help you as well and make your feet firm.
And they are the disbelievers. They face destruction, and (Allah) has made their deeds vain.
This is because they have hated what Allah has sent down. Therefore (Allah) has made their deeds null.
Have they not travelled in the earth? They shall see how the end of those before them was! Allah destroyed them, and the disbelievers shall have the like of it.
This is because Allah is the Friend of those who believe (who are âmenû) and because the disbelievers have no true Friend for them.