surahs form a pair as regards the subject discussed in them. Surah Kaafiroon is
a declaration of the Prophet's renunciation of the Quraish while Surah Nasr, as
a result of this renunciation, is a harbinger of glad tidings of divine help and
victory to the Prophet (sws).
addresses the Prophet (sws) and its central theme is the declaration of
renunciation by the Prophet (sws) after Itmaam-i-Hujjat on the leadership of the
Quraish, which, in accordance with the Almighty's law about His Prophets,
necessarily becomes a prelude to the triumph of the truth. It is evident from
the contents of the surah that it was revealed in Mecca at the time of migration
of the Prophet (sws) as the very final word with his people.
addresses the Prophet (sws) and its central theme is to give glad tidings to him
about the supremacy of Islam in the Arabian peninsula and to direct him to
prepare for his meeting with the Almighty. It is evident from the placement of
this surah after Surah Kaafiroon and before Surah Lahab that like Surah Kauthar
this surah was also revealed in Mecca as a great news of the future during the
period of migration and renunciation in the Prophet's mission.
In the name of
Allah, the Most Gracious, the Ever Merciful.
Declare ye [O
Prophet!]: O Unbelievers! I
shall worship not that which ye worship. Nor
will ye ever worship [alone] that which I worship. Nor ever before this was I
prepared to worship that which ye worshipped. Nor were you ever prepared to
worship that which I have been worshipping.
[So, now] to you your religion
and to me mine.
In the name of Allah, the Most
Gracious, the Ever Merciful
When comes the help of God and
that victory [which We
have promised you O Prophet!] and
you see men embrace the religion of God in multitudes,
extol His glory while being thankful to Him and seek His forgiveness.
For, indeed, He is ever disposed to mercy.