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The Qurʾan What is This? A current English-language version of the Qur'an, published in 2004
Translation by M.A.S. Abdel Haleem

110. Help (1 – 3)

A Medinan sura said to be one of the last revelations the Prophet received before his death.

In the name of God, the Lord of Mercy, the Giver of Mercy

1When God's help comes and He opens upa This sura is mainly understood by interpreters to refer to the surrender of Mecca to the Prophet. Accordingly many translate the word fath as ‘victory’, although there was no fighting. See also Sura 48, Surat al-Fath. Fath in classical Arabic means ‘opening’ or ‘decision’. In a prayer, the Prophet says, ‘Lord, open the gates of your Mercy for me.’ Sura 1 is called al-Fatiha, as it opens the Qurʾan. In 7: 89, iftah means ‘decide between us and our enemy’. your way [Prophet], 2when you see people embracing God's faith in crowds, 3celebrate the praise of your Lord and ask His forgiveness: He is always ready to accept repentance.

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a This sura is mainly understood by interpreters to refer to the surrender of Mecca to the Prophet. Accordingly many translate the word fath as ‘victory’, although there was no fighting. See also Sura 48, Surat al-Fath. Fath in classical Arabic means ‘opening’ or ‘decision’. In a prayer, the Prophet says, ‘Lord, open the gates of your Mercy for me.’ Sura 1 is called al-Fatiha, as it opens the Qurʾan. In 7: 89, iftah means ‘decide between us and our enemy’.

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