About This Surah
A Medinan sura encouraging the believers to stick together in support of God’s cause (hence the title of the sura, cf verse 4). It criticizes those who broke their word (verse 3) and those who argued against the faith (verses 7—8). Moses and Jesus are cited as examples of prophets whose communities were divided: the rebellious were left to stray and the faithful granted success (verses 5–6, 14). The rewards of those who strive in God’s cause are described in some detail (verses 11–13).
Source: The Qur’an (Oxford World’s Classics) by M. A. S. Abdel Haleem (Amazon Kindle Edition)