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Sura 13
Aya 41
أَوَلَم يَرَوا أَنّا نَأتِي الأَرضَ نَنقُصُها مِن أَطرافِها ۚ وَاللَّهُ يَحكُمُ لا مُعَقِّبَ لِحُكمِهِ ۚ وَهُوَ سَريعُ الحِسابِ

Yusuf Ali

See they not that We gradually reduce the land (in their control) from its outlying borders?1 (Where) God commands, there is none to put back His Command: and He is swift in calling to account.
  • In the Prophet’s ministry at Mecca, the most stiff-necked opposition came from the sear and centre of power in Mecca. The humbler people?the fringe of Meccan society?came in readily, as also did some tribes round about Mecca. After the Hijrat there was a hard struggle between Mecca and Medīna, and at last the bloodless conquest of Mecca in 8 A. H. made the pagan structure finally collapse, though it had already been sapped to its foundations. So, generally, Truth finds easiest entrance through the humble and lowly, and not in the beginning at the headquarters of power, but in the fulness of time it makes its way everywhere with irresistible force.