Surah al-Hadid (The Iron ) 57 : 14
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They will call them
They will say
led to temptation
and you awaited
and you doubted
and deceived you
the wishful thinking
And deceived you
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It appears that they cannot see through this wall, but it does not stop the people on both sides talking to and hearing each other. Now the hypocrites call out to the believers asking them: "Were we not with you?"
Were we not living with you at the same place, and were we not resurrected with you on the same plane? The believers confirm this, but their ways were different: "They will reply, 'Yes, but you allowed yourselves to be led into temptation." Thus you turned yourselves away from divine guidance. "You wavered." You did not make the right choice. "You doubted." You could not bring yourselves to have certainty of faith and make the right choice. "And you were deceived by false hopes." You were always deluding yourselves thinking that by holding the stick in the middle would ensure your safety in all situations. "Until God's command came to pass," and all was lost. "Indeed you let your deceptive thoughts about God delude you." These thoughts were whispered by Satan who deceived you by raising false hopes before your eyes.
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This is unanimously a Madīnan Surah, and a study of its subject matter shows that it was probably sent down some time during the interval between the Battle of Uhud and the Truce of Hudaibiyah. This was the time when the tiny Islamic State of Madīnah had been hemmed in by the disbelievers and the handful of the ill equipped Muslims were entrenched against the combined power of entire Arabia. In this state Islam not only stood in need of the sacrifice of Life from its followers, but it also needed monetary help and assistance. In this Surah a forceful appeal has been made for the same. This view is further strengthened by verse 10 in which God has addressed the believers to the effect: “Those of you who would spend and fight after the victory can never be equal to those who have spent and fought before the victory.” And the same is supported by the traditions that Ibn Marduyah has related on the authority of Anas (a famous companion), in respect of v16, “Has the time not come for those who have believed that their hearts should become humbly submissive at the remembrance of God…”, he says that 17 years after the commencement of the revelation of the Qur’an this verse was sent down to arouse the believers to action. Thus it is thought that the period of the revelation of this Surah falls between the 4th and 5th year after the migration (Hijra).