As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.
Today’s selection is from Surah 9, At-Tauba or Repentance, verses 43-59. These verses assert that those who do not participate in Jihad or struggle are hypocrites and then lists the excuses of the hypocrites for not bearing arms against the unbelievers. This latter part of Surah At-Tauba was revealed after the Tabūk expedition in the late summer of A.H. 9 (around October 630 AD in the modern Gregorian calendar).
Tafseer for this selection is a short historical exposition on the Tabūk region of northwestern Arabia.