Surah At-Tawbah 9:20

Verses and Translation

ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ وَهَاجَرُواْ وَجَـٰهَدُواْ فِى سَبِيلِ ٱللَّهِ بِأَمۡوَٲلِهِمۡ وَأَنفُسِہِمۡ أَعۡظَمُ دَرَجَةً عِندَ ٱللَّهِ‌ۚ وَأُوْلَـٰٓٮِٕكَ هُمُ ٱلۡفَآٮِٕزُونَ (٢٠)

“The ones who have believed, emigrated and striven in the cause of Allah with their wealth and their lives are greater in rank in the sight of Allah. And it is those who are the attainers [of success].”


(Those who believe) in Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) and in the Qur’an, (and have left their homes) migrating from Mecca to Medina (and striven with their wealth and their lives) by spending their wealth and sacrificing their lives (in Allah’s way) in obedience of Allah (are of much greater worth) have much greater merit (in Allah’s sight) than others. (These are they who are triumphant) they have gained Paradise and been saved from hell. [Tafsir Ibn Abbas]

Foundational Attributes

conviction, perseverance, persistence