وَمَنۡ أَظۡلَمُ مِمَّن مَّنَعَ مَسَٰجِدَ ٱللَّهِ أَن يُذۡكَرَ فِيهَا ٱسۡمُهُۥ وَسَعَىٰ فِى خَرَابِهَآ ۚ أُوْلَٰٓئِكَ مَا كَانَ لَهُمۡ أَن يَدۡخُلُوهَآ إِلَّا خَآئِفِينَ ۚ لَهُمۡ فِى ٱلدُّنۡيَا خِزۡىٌ وَلَهُمۡ فِى ٱلۡءَاخِرَةِ عَذَابٌ عَظِيمٌ
And who is more unjust than he who forbids that in places for the worship of Allah, Allah's name should be celebrated?-whose zeal is (in fact) to ruin them? It was not fitting that such should themselves enter them except in fear. For them there is nothing but disgrace in this world, and in the world to come, an exceeding torment.<br/>
And who does greater evil - that is, none does more evil - than he who bars God's places of worship, so that His Name be not invoked in them, in prayer and praise, and strives to ruin them?, through destruction and impeding people from them: this was revealed to inform of the Byzantines' destruction of the Holy House [sc. Jerusalem], or [it was revealed] when the idolaters barred the Prophet may peace and salutation be upon him from entering Mecca in the year of the battle of Hudaybiyya; such men might never enter them, save in fear (illaa khaa'ifeena is a predicate, also functioning as a command, that is to say, 'Frighten them by threats of waging war against them, so that not one of them shall enter it feeling secure'); for them in this world is degradation, debasement through being killed, taken captive and forced to pay the jizya; and in the Hereafter a mighty chastisement, namely, the Hellfire.