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إِذَا جَاءَ نَصْرُ اللهِ وَالْفَتْحُ 1
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¡ When God’s Help and Victory come 1 Many commentators read this verse in the past tense, in which case Victory is taken as an allusion to the conquest of Makkah in 8/630 (Āl, Q, Qu, Ṭ; which some Muslims believe was foreshadowed in Deuteronomy 33:2 and Song of Solomon 5:10). Others read it as an allusion to the Treaty of Ḥudaybiyah in 6/628 (see the introduction to Sūrah 48; Āl). When read in the future tense, this verse is seen by many as an allusion to the conquests by which Islam spread beyond the borders of Arabia after the death of the Prophet (Āl, Q). It also has a continuous meaning, as attaining Paradise is the final victory. In this vein, al-Baqlī writes, “The Victory (fatḥ) is the opening (infitāḥ) of the doors of arrival and the unveiling of the lights of Beauty and Majesty.”