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Ahmed Raza Khan: Mohammed Aqib Qadri:
Those who had stayed behind will now say, "When you go to receive the war booty, let us also go with you"; they wish to change the Words of Allah; say "You shall never come with us - this is already decreed by Allah"; so they will now say, "But rather you envy us"; in fact they never understood except a little.
Those who lagged behind (will say), when ye (are free to) march and take booty (in war): "Permit us to follow you." They wish to change Allah's decree: Say: "Not thus will ye follow us: Allah has already declared (this) beforehand": then they will say, "But ye are jealous of us." Nay, but little do they understand (such things).
Those who were left behind will say, when ye set forth to capture booty: Let us go with you. They fain would change the verdict of Allah. Say (unto them, O Muhammad): Ye shall not go with us. Thus hath Allah said beforehand. Then they will say: Ye are envious of us. Nay, but they understand not, save a little.