The message assures Muhammad that Islam will ultimately be successful. The word 'support' exists as both a noun and verb and is thus more effective in rendering such meanings or situations, so I use it in preference to 'victory' (which I have retained for the word fath as in Chapter 48).
In the name of God, the Mercy-giving, the Merciful!
* When God's support comes
as well as victory, * and you see
mankind entering God's religion in droves;
* then hymn your Lord's praise and beg Him for forgiveness,
since He is so Relenting!
Published with authorization from Dr.T.B.Irving .