Then after the grief He sent down drowsiness upon you that gave you comfort. It overtook a party of you, while another party was thinking about themselves (was falling into the fear of death) and assumed wrongly of Allah, the assumption of Ignorance. They said: “Have we any part in this command”? Say: “Surely all commands belong to Allah”. They hide within themselves what they would not reveal to you. They say: “If we had any share with the command, none of us would have been killed here”. Say: “Even if you had remained in your homes, those for whom death was decreed would certainly have gone forth to the place of their death, but that Allah might test what is in your breasts and purge what was in your hearts (from doubt); and Allah knows what is in the breasts”.
Those of you who turned back on the day when the two parties met, it was Satan who sought to cause them to fall into abasement because of some of that which they have earned (such as; not to obey the orders of the Messenger and to run to the booty). But Allah, indeed, has forgiven them. Surely, Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Gentle.
O you who believe (who are âmenû). Do not be like those who disbelieve and say of their brothers when they travel in the earth or go out to fight: Had they been with us, they would not have died or been killed, so that Allah made to cause an intense regret in their hearts. It is Allah who gives life and causes death. And Allah is All-Seeing of what you do.
And if you are killed or die in the Way of Allah, certainly there is forgiveness and mercy from Allah far better than all that they amass (of worldly wealth).