Surah: AL‑BURŪJ 

Ayah : 4

قُتِلَ أَصۡحَٰبُ ٱلۡأُخۡدُودِ

Destroyed [i.e., cursed] were the companions of the trench[1]

1- Or "May they be destroyed" or "cursed." The "companions of the trench" (or ditch) were agents of a tyrannical king who refused to allow his people to believe in AllŒh. Their evil deed in obedience to their ruler earned for them the curse of AllŒh (subúŒnahu wa taÔŒlŒ).

Surah: AL‑BURŪJ 

Ayah : 5

ٱلنَّارِ ذَاتِ ٱلۡوَقُودِ

[Containing] the fire full of fuel,

Surah: AL‑BURŪJ 

Ayah : 6

إِذۡ هُمۡ عَلَيۡهَا قُعُودٞ

When they were sitting near it.

Surah: AL‑BURŪJ 

Ayah : 7

وَهُمۡ عَلَىٰ مَا يَفۡعَلُونَ بِٱلۡمُؤۡمِنِينَ شُهُودٞ

And they, to what they were doing against the believers, were witnesses. [1]

1- After casting the believers into a trench filled with fire, they sat at its edge, watching them burn to death. This event occurred before the time of Prophet Muúammad ().

Surah: AL‑BURŪJ 

Ayah : 8

وَمَا نَقَمُواْ مِنۡهُمۡ إِلَّآ أَن يُؤۡمِنُواْ بِٱللَّهِ ٱلۡعَزِيزِ ٱلۡحَمِيدِ

And they resented them not except because they believed in AllŒh, the Exalted in Might, the Praiseworthy,

Surah: AL‑BURŪJ 

Ayah : 9

ٱلَّذِي لَهُۥ مُلۡكُ ٱلسَّمَٰوَٰتِ وَٱلۡأَرۡضِۚ وَٱللَّهُ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ شَيۡءٖ شَهِيدٌ

To whom belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth. And AllŒh, over all things, is Witness.[1]

1- See footnote to 4:79

Surah: AL‑BURŪJ 

Ayah : 10

إِنَّ ٱلَّذِينَ فَتَنُواْ ٱلۡمُؤۡمِنِينَ وَٱلۡمُؤۡمِنَٰتِ ثُمَّ لَمۡ يَتُوبُواْ فَلَهُمۡ عَذَابُ جَهَنَّمَ وَلَهُمۡ عَذَابُ ٱلۡحَرِيقِ

Indeed, those who have tortured[1] the believing men and believing women and then have not repented will have the punishment of Hell, and they will have the punishment of the Burning Fire.

1- Or, in this instance, the literal meaning of "burned" is also appropriate.