Hast thou not seen those unto whom it was said: Withhold your hands, establish worship and pay the poordue, but when fighting was prescribed for them behold! a party of them fear mankind even as their fear of Allah or with greater fear, and say: Our Lord! Why hast Thou ordained fighting for us? If only Thou wouldst give us respite yet a while! Say unto them, O Muhammad: The comfort of this world is scant; the Hereafter will be better for him who wardeth off evil; and ye will not be wronged the down upon a date-stone.