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Sura 33
Aya 10
إِذ جاءوكُم مِن فَوقِكُم وَمِن أَسفَلَ مِنكُم وَإِذ زاغَتِ الأَبصارُ وَبَلَغَتِ القُلوبُ الحَناجِرَ وَتَظُنّونَ بِاللَّهِ الظُّنونا

Yusuf Ali

Behold! they came on you from above you and from below you, and behold, the eyes became dim and the hearts gaped1 up to the throats, and ye imagined various (vain) thoughts about God!
  • The psychology of the combatants is described with matchless vigour in the holy Text. The onrush of the enemy was really tremendous. The Trench round Medīna was between the defenders and the huge attacking force, which had some high ground behind them “above you”: when any of them came through the valley or over the Trench, they seemed to come from below. The showers of arrows and stone on both sides must also have seemed to come from the air.