وَلَئِنۡ أَصَٰبَكُمۡ فَضۡلٌ مِّنَ ٱللَّهِ لَيَقُولَنَّ كَأَن لَّمۡ تَكُن بَيۡنَكُمۡ وَبَيۡنَهُۥ مَوَدَّةٌ يَٰلَيۡتَنِى كُنتُ مَعَهُمۡ فَأَفُوزَ فَوۡزًا عَظِيمًا
But if good fortune comes to you from Allah, they would be sure to say - as if there had never been Ties of affection between you and them - "Oh! I wish I had been with them; a fine thing should I then have made of it!"<br/>
But if (wa-la-in, the laam is for oaths) a bounty from God befalls you, such as a conquest or booty, he will surely cry, in regret, as if (ka'an is softened, its subject having been omitted, in other words [it should be] ka'annahu) there had never been (read lam yakun, or lam takun) any affection, any acquaintance or friendship, between you and him: this [statement] refers back to the words [in the previous verse] 'God has been gracious to me', and comes as a parenthesis between the statement 'that he will cry' and the very words he cries, which are: 'Oh (yaa, is for exclamation), would that I had been with them, so that I might have won a great triumph!', that is, [that] I might have taken a good share of the booty.