(Wheresoever ye may be, death will overtake you…) [4:78].
Said Ibn ‘Abbas, according to the narration of Abu Salih: “When some Muslims were martyred in Uhud, the hypocrites who failed to join in the fighting said: ‘If our brothers who were killed remained with us, they would not have died or been killed’. Allah, exalted is He, then revealed this verse”.
Asbab Al-Nuzul by Al-Wahidi , trans. Mokrane Guezzou