27. Then the chieftains of his folk, who disbelieved, said: We see thee but a mortal like us, and we see not that any follow thee save the most abject among us, at first thought and we behold in you no excellence over us- nay, we deem you liars.
27. Faqaalal-Mala-’ulla-ziina kafaruu min- qaw-mihii maa naraaka ‘illaa basha-ram-misla-naa wa maa naraa-kat-taba-‘a-ka ‘illal-laziina hum ‘araazi-lunaa baadi-yar-ra’-y. Wa maa naraa lakum ‘alay-naa min- fazlim- bal nazun-nukum kaazi-biin.
So long as they are true to you, be true to them
Surah ‘TAWBAH or BARAAA-‘AH (REPENTANCE)– Chapter – 9)Stage – 2, Verse – 7 of 129, Section – 2 of 16 (Part – 10)
BisMIllaahir-Rahmaanir-RahiimIn the name ofGod, the Beneficent, the Merciful
7. How can there be a treaty with Allah and with His Messenger for the idolaters save those with whom ye made a treaty at the Inviolable Place of Worship? So long as they are true to you, be true to them. Lo! Allah loveth those who keep their duty. 7. Kayfa yakuunu lil-mush-rikiina ‘ahdun ‘indAllaahi wa ‘inda RasuuliHiii ‘illal-laziina ‘aa-hattum ‘indal-Masjidil-Haraam. Fa-mas-taqaamuu lakum fastaqiimuu lahum. ‘InnAllaaha yuhibbul-Muttaqiin.
Mas-taqaamuu – (So long as they are true), ‘is-taqaamuu is past tense, origin of which is ‘istaqaamatun. From it, many words have come out; like – qawm, maqaam, qiaam, aqaamat, mustaqiim, qiaamat etc. ‘Istaqaamat means “straight”. The word Must…