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لاَ يَغُرَّنَّكَ تَقَلُّبُ ٱلَّذِينَ كَفَرُواْ فِي ٱلْبِلاَدِ
-Âl ‘Imrân ( آل عمران )

Asbab Al-Nuzul

(Let not the vicissitude (of the success) of those who disbelieve, in the land, deceive thee…) [3:196]. This was revealed about the idolaters of Mecca. This is because they were living in comfort and ease, trading and enjoying themselves which led one believer to comment: “The enemies of Allah are enjoying that which we see of goodly life while we are dying of hunger and toil”, and as a result this verse was revealed.

Asbab Al-Nuzul by Al-Wahidi , trans. Mokrane Guezzou