Day 12 – Sūrat al-Tawba, No.9 – Part 3

Sūrat al-Tawba, No.9. Revealed in Madinah, 129 verses.  

Part 3, verses 71-129

General synopsis of contents                                                                          

  • Qualities and reward of the believers (verses 71-72)
  • The behaviour of the hypocrites (verses 73-87)
  • Groups who differ from the hypocrites (verses 88-92)
  • Excuses of the hypocrites (verses 93-98)
  • Description of some virtuous groups (verses 99-106)
  • Intention behind building a mosque (verses 107-110)
  • Allah’s mercy on believers (verses 111-123)
  • Reactions to the revelation of Sūras (verses 124-129)

Suggested verses for memorization in Arabic and English

  1. 9:104- Do they not know that it is Allah who accepts the repentance of His servants and receives the charities, and that it is Allah who is the Oft-Returning, the All-merciful?
  2. 9:108 – A mosque founded on Godwariness from the first day is worthier that you stand in it [for prayer].
  3. 9:128 – There has certainly come to you an apostle from among yourselves. Grievous to him is your distress; he has deep concern for you and is most kind and merciful to the faithful.

Activities for self-study

  1. Reflect on verse 92. Compare these people to the ones described in verse 93. What qualities set them apart?
  2. Verses 81-82 condemns the hypocrites for their excuses and their attitude. Study these verses. How does it apply to the hypocrites today, both with the Muslim society and outside? Also see the promise of Allah in verses 120-121 which they should have thought about.
  3. What are the qualities of the Prophet (s) described in verse 128?


Āyatullāh Nāsir Makārim Shirazi (Ed.) Tafsir Namūne;; Ali Quli Qarai, The Qur’an With a Phrase-by-Phrase English.