110: [Divine] Support (Nasr)
These 3 verses were revealed at
Mina on the eastern outskirts of Mecca during the Farewell Pilgrimage, and they,
as well as V.281 in The Cow 2 and V.3 in
The Table 5, are dated after the chapter on Repentance 9.
They might thus
be considered to date chronologically from the late Madinese period, even
the geographical location is the vicinity of Mecca. These verses thus form
last chapter to be revealed to the prophet. It is one of the shortest chapters
with Plenty 108, which likewise consists of three verses).
The message assures Muhammad that Islam will ultimately be successful.
word support ` exists as both a noun and verb and is thus more effective
rendering such meanings or situations, so I use it in preference to "victory"
(which I have retained for the word fath as in Chapter 48).