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Sura 33
Aya 12
وَإِذ يَقولُ المُنافِقونَ وَالَّذينَ في قُلوبِهِم مَرَضٌ ما وَعَدَنَا اللَّهُ وَرَسولُهُ إِلّا غُرورًا

Muhammad Asad

And [remember how it was] when the hypocrites and those with hearts diseased1 said [to one another], "God and His Apostle have promised us nothing but delusions!"2
  • This phrase obviously denotes here the weak of faith among the believers.
  • This is a reference to Muhammad's prophetic vision, at the time of digging the trench, of the future Muslim conquest of the whole Arabian Peninsula as well as of the Persian and Byzantine Empires (Tabari). Several authentic Traditions testify to the Prophet's announcement of this vision at the time in question.